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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Government to provide Teenagerdies
after stabbing


mortgage assistance


PM introduces programme
to help those who may not
be able to sustain payments


* By CHESTER ROBARDS.
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Government is
set to present a third tier of its
own economic relief programme,
which could be implemented as
early as the beginning of Novem-
ber, according to Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham.
Speaking at this year's annual
International Monetary
EU ECONOMIC
PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
THE Bahamas Government
. is set to sign this week a
: "goods-only" EPA with the
European Umon. Signature of
a separate section covering ser-
vices and other trade-related
issues has been deferred for up
to six months.
6 Local think tank The Nas-
sau Institute has called for fur-
ther public consultation about
this important international
agreement that wi ll have far-
reaching and lasting effects on
the lives of Bahamians.
To help its readers under-
stand the issues. The Tribune is
toda publishing an minforma-
ti e analysis of the EPA by The
Nassau Institute explaining
what the agreement means for
the Bahamas.
Read more on page 5 inside.


Fund/World Bank Group meet-
.ings, Mr Ingraham introduced a
programme created to provide
assistance to individuals who
might not, because of job loss or
other circumstances, be able to
sustain their mortgage payments.
"For persons who would have
lost their jobs, persons in the
hotel sector who would be on
short work weeks, and persons
who for some other unforeseen
circumstance are now unable to
keep current in their mortgage
payment, but who ordinarily
sought to make their mortgage
payments for their homes, we
would like to ensure that these
persons don't end up losing their
homes because of what we con-
sider to be this temporary setback
even though we do not know
how long this temporary situa-
tion is likely to exist," he said.
This will be Government's
third social assistance programme
enacted in response to a declining
economy here and abroad. The
US, where the economic snow-
ball began its downhill run, has
implemented various stimulus
plans and bailouts to restart its
economy.
"The IMF (International Mon-
etary Fund) is projecting that eco-
nomic recovery is likely to take
place in the major economies of
SEE page 13


TEAM BAHAMAS Olympic medallist Chris Brown gets the thumbs up while
signing for fans on Saturday. Brown was among the Bahamian athletes
home for a celebration of their efforts at the XXIX Beijing Olympic Games.
The party kicked off with a motorcade and concert at Arawak Cay.


The PM calls for
international support
for Caricom countries
AS THE global economic crisis
ripples throughout the Caribbean,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
called for international support
of the Caricom countries at the
Annual International Monetary
Fund and World Bank Group
meeting at the IMF headquarters
in Washington yesterday.
Delivering a statement on
behalf of Caricom, Mr Ingraham
commented oh the poignant tim-
ing of the annual meeting as the
rising cost of food and fuel is pre-
senting serious macroeconomic,
social and human development


challenges in the Caribbean's
small, open economies.
In addition to the rising prices
severely impacting living stan-
SEE page 13


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A Grand
Bahama teenager became the
island's 10th homicide victim on
Saturday evening when he was
fatally stabbed during an alterca-
tion in the Redwood Lane area.
SChief Supt Basil Rahming said
police are investigating the stab-
bing of a 19-year-old male resi-
dent of Caravel Beach who died
around 8pm at Rand Memorial


Hospital.
Mr Rahming reported that the
victim suffered multiple stab
wounds about the body. He noted
that two of the deceased's male
friends were hospitalized for stab
wounds one was treated and
discharged, while the other was
detained in hospital.
Police had not released the'vic-
tims' identities up to press time on
Monday.
According to police reports,
the victim was with two male
SEE page 13


Andros teachers row could see
children kept out of two schools
* By MEGAN REYNOLDS
CHILDREN will be kept out of two schools in Andros today if a pair
of teachers, who had been transferred elsewhere return to their same
classrooms instead.
Parents, who claim the two teachers show disregard for authority and
have compromised their children's education, supported the Ministry of
Education's decision to move them to schools outside of Andros at the
beginning of the academic year.
But in September, the teachers returned to the primary and sec-
ondary schools in central Andros, to the protest of parents.
SEE page 12


POLICE were involved in
two shoot-outs and high speed
chases over the holiday week-
end.
Around 3.10 am Sunday,
officers were on mobile patrol
in the Grove area when they
came across a white Nissan
Sentra occupied by several
males.
It is reported that the men
opened fired on police and a
chase followed. The vehicle
finally stopped in the Florida
Court area. The men aban-
doned the vehicle and fled.
Police checked the vehicle
and found a blood stain on
the front passenger side, but
no arrests were made. They
did, however, retrieve a .09
mm pistol with three live
rounds of ammunition.
Police are still investigating
the matter.
Around 10 pm the same
day police came across upon a
Ford Taurus in the area of
Bougainvillea Boulevard,
South Beach.
According to police, the
SEE page 13


Weekend sees
a number of
armed robberies
* By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
DESPITE an increased police
presence over the holiday week-
end there were a number of rob-
beries involving firearms that offi-
cers have to add to their ever grow-
ing list.
According to Assistant Chief
Superintendent Hulan Hanna
police put special operations units
in place around the island in an
effort to deter crime during a
weekend he says criminals take
advantage of.
"In some areas people just hap-
pen to see the vulnerability of these
establishments, seize the opportu-
nity and subsequently rob these
establishments," he said.
According to police, around 6.40
on Friday the Midway restaurant
and bar was held up by a man
wearing camouflage who dis-
charged a weapon into the air
while leaving.
On Saturday at around 12.30
am two armed men robbed a man
selling jerk pork on Bimini Avenue
and Market Street.
When officers arrived on the
scene the two masked males in
dark clothing fled. The officer gave
chase, but the men escaped.
Later that day a male opened
SEE page 12


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DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., campaigns at
the Seagate Convention Centre in Toledo, Ohio, Monday, Oct. 13, 2008.


Political strategist amazed by


Bahamian support for Obama


and knowledge of US system


* By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
OVERWHELMING sup-
port for Barack Obama in the
Bahamas and Bahamians'
detailed knowledge of the US
political system amazed polit-
ical strategist Gary Nordlinger
when he visited Nassau last
week.
Mr Nordlinger, an award-
winning strategist who has
provided political strategies
for hundreds of public offi-
cials, was invited by the Unit-
ed States Embassy and Col-
lege of the Bahamas (COB)
to discuss the US political sys-
tem, electoral college, the
course of historic campaigns
and possible policies of the
Barack Obama or John
McCain administrations at
COB's Grosvenor Close cam-
pus, Shirley Street, last week.
Nassau was Mr Nordlinger's
last stop in the Caribbean fol-
lowing visits to Jamaica and
Trinidad and Tobago where
he also encountered unani-
mous support for Barack Oba-
ma.
He said: "It's almost this
euphoria for Barack Obama,
they can't even imagine the
guy losing, but frankly with
international policy in general
there is very little difference
between the two."
Mr Nordlinger explained
how idealists have dominated
US foreign policy over the last
seven years, while both
McCain and Obama are more
realistic in their approach.
"Both candidates are much
more traditional, post World
War II,_an .multi-lateral in
their approach," he said.
"They are realists as
opposed to idealists.""
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gress will stay Democratic at
least for the next two years,
and has far more influence
than the president does, Mr
Nordlinger said.
"We are going to see the
Federal Treasury try to get
every potential dollar of tax
revenue they can and that
could affect the Bahamas," he
added.

Parallels

Mr Nordlinger also main-
tains there are several paral-
lels between McCain and
Obama's domestic policies.
He said: "Both accept glob-
al warming, both support stem
cell research and both think
something needs to be done
about healthcare.
"I think that is one of the
reasons the country is having a
hard ifime decidi-ng--People
like both of these candidates."
The tight election will boil
down to the battleground
states: Florida, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Virginia, New Hamp-
shire, Colorado, New Mexico,
and Wisconsin, where neither


candidate has a firm strong-
hold, Mr Nordlinger said.
Senator Obama will need to
pass the 50 per cent threshold
with around 54 per cent to
secure his seat in thesestates,
but the Democratic candidate
has only crossed this mark in
Pennsylvania where he has
obtained 51 per cent.
And undecided voters may
not choose him above Sena-
tor McCain because he is bet-
ter known, just as voters chose
Senator Obama over the more
famous Hilary Clinton in the
Democratic presidential pri-
maries.
"We really can't call this for
Obama just yet," Mr
Nordlinger told Bahamians
during his presentation in Nas-
sau, "Upcoming US Elections:
The campaign of a lifetime."
Following his visit, the lead-
ing political strategist said: "I
was just amazed at the high
level of interest in the elec-
tion and the high level of sup-
port for Obama.
"And I was really impressed
by people's very sophisticat-
ed knowledge of the US polit-
ical system."


Newly formed committee requests

meeting with G ing Board Chairman
THE newly formed ad-hoc Committee for Gaming Reform
has formerly requested a meeting with Gaming Board Chair-
man, Malcolm Adderley.
Committee Chairperson Sidney Strachan has written a letter
requesting that Mr Adderley join with the committee in launch-
ing a formalprocess to-effectively reform existing gaming law.
Broadly representative and growing, the Committee for Gam-
Sing Reform argues that Bahamian gaming law is arcane. It
maintains that a modern democracy such as The Bahamas is
hypocritical in its treatment of citizens within the framework of
gaming law.
"The committee is a bit overwhelmed with the support it is
gathering," said Mr Strachan. "It's as if we awakened a sleeping
giant; calls are coming in, offers of assistance are being received
and we've gotten dozens of high profile citizens willing to get
involved. Our determination to see this matter through is strong
and will continue to grow as this movement gathers more
momentum.
The Committee has requested Mr. Adderley indicate a date
on which he can meet on or before Friday, October 17.




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THE TRIBUNE


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0 In brief

Woman, 21,
killed in car
accident in
Grand Bahama
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmnaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A 21-year-
old woman motorist lost her
life on Sunday, pushing the
traffic fatality count to nine
on Grand Bahama for the
year.
Geraldine Cooper, a resi-
dent of Apt No 2C Gambier
Drive, crashed into a tree
around' 11am on East Sun-
rise Highway. She was taken -
to Rand Memorial Hospital,
where she died around 1.08
pm of multiple severe
injuries.
According to Chief Supt
Basil Rahming, Ms Cooper
was driving a 2001 Honda
Accord EX, license 32523,
east on the highway when
she lost control of the vehi-
cle.
Supt Rahming said it
appears that excessive speed
was the cause of the acci-
dent.
He said according to eye-
witness reports, Ms Cooper
was travelling at a high rate
of speed and, shortly after
passing through the intersec-
tion with Shearwater Drive,
ran off the road onto the
grass median and crashed
head-on into a large tree.
When The Tribune arrived
at the scene around 11.15
am, a large crowd had gath-
ered in the area, peering
inside the wrecked vehicle.
A young woman driver,
wearing an orange T-shirt,
was lying unconscious in the.
front driver's seat of the car.
The hood of the vehicle
was completely wrapped
around the tree. The entire
front windshield had fallen
out of position as a result of
the force of the impact, land-
ing onto the grassy median
at the base of the tree.
As-the woman lay motion-
less inside the wreckage, sev-
eral persons who had initial-
ly witnessed the accident
kept close vigil near the
vehicle, as curious onlookers
continued to assemble in the
area.
A short time later, a police
van arrived at the scene. Fire
services officers were able to
extricate Ms Cooper from
the wreckage with the Jaws
of Life. &
She was taken by EMS
personnel to Rand Memorial
Hospital, where she later
died. Mr Rahming said Traf-
fic Police are continuing
their investigation into this
latest tragic accident. He is
appealing to motorists to.
observe speed limits and to
drive with care and caution.


true emer
* By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
EMERGENCY medical ser-
vices is being swamped by non-
emergency calls that sometimes
cause severe emergencies to be
put on hold, according to senior
officials at the Public Hospitals
Authority's EMS division.
Paul Newbold, Director of
EMS for the Public Hospitals
Authority (PHA), held a press
conference yesterday to appeal
to the public not to call EMS
through the 919 dispatch unless
their situation is a legitimate
emergency.
According to Alvery Hanna,
Medical Director for EMS, things
that constitute an actual emer-
gency are chest pains, which could
signify a heart attack, uncontrol-
lable bleeding, bleeding of the
digestional track, shortness of
breath or if one side of the body
goes limp, which could mean the


agency, public urged
person is having a stroke. Elwood frame they received only 29 code
Rollc, Acting Manager of EMS, 13's which are considered severe
said individuals often consider the emergency calls.
ambulance a "Jitney Service", Mr Newbold suggested that
adding that the service is "not because they are obligated to
perfect." respond to calls that might not
He'said there are sometimes constitute an actual emergency,
glitches in their dispatch system as severe emergency calls are some-
well as technical problems with times put on hold until a unit is
their ambulances, for which they available. And if all of the 10
have a dedicated mechanic who ambulances the service employs
works five days a week and is on on New Providence are engaged,
24 hours call. Ambulance the Paradise island unit, which
response times would be much was furnished by Kerzner Inter-
more efficient if the system were national, can be dispatched to the
decentralized and units were dis- scene, as in the case of Jean Sit-
persed from their base at the ney who was beaten and stabbed
Princess Margaret Hospital to to death in the Mason Addition
various places on the island, Mr area last Tuesday.
Newbold suggested. "Based on my last statistics we
He said the decentralization should have at least now 15
plan could come into effect by ambulances, a lot of things have
next summer. slowed down basically because of
From January to September of the budget," said Mr Newbold.
this year EMS received 1,773 "But if people would only call an
code 22 calls, which are calls that ambulance for a true emergency
might have not required EMS to we would not need but 10 ambu-
be dispatched. In that same time lances."


DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER
and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Brent Symonette is
pictured with delegates at
the Sixth Summit of Heads
of State and Government
of the African, Caribbean
and Pacific Group of States
(ACP) held in Accram,
Ghana from October 2-3,
2008.


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Brent Symonette represented the country at
the Sixth Summit of Heads of State and Government
of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of
States (ACP) held in Accram, Ghana from October
2-3, 2008.
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Mr. Symonette was accompanied by Mr. Frank
Davis, First Secretary/Consul, Bahamas Mission to
the European Communities, London. The Summit
of ACP Heads of State and Government is the
supreme organ of the Group. It defines the Group's
general policy orientation.


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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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NIB needs careful watching


ACCORDING to the seventh actuarial
report, which itself is not up to date, National
Insurance's resources could run dry by 2034.
The report referred to this as an optimistic
assessment, which means that the fund could be
in trouble much sooner. In fact it is already in
trouble with acting director Anthony Curtis
admitting that NIB is already "several million
dollars" behind the target set for contribution
collections this year.
Part of the reason given for the rapid deple-
tion of funds is that while the country's popu-
lation is aging, fewer young people are entering
the labour force to make their contributions.
Add to that the fact-that those who should be
contributing are not, then it does not take much
commonsense to understand that the fund is
indeed reaching crisis point.
Last year it was reported that government
would have to step in and re-evaluate NIB or
the potential negative cash flow and depletion of
its $1.3 billion reserve fund, projected for 2029,
could be experienced as early as 2014-2015.
About this time last year we reported an
NIB director complaining that he had sleep-
less nights thinking about NIB's huge over-
staffing and administrative costs. "This is 25
per cent of the revenue," he said, noting that it
was a high percentage for the Caribbean. There
are no signs that this situation has improved.
Despite this staff overload, NIB chairman
Patrick Ward-made-wrhatonthe,-ace of it
seemed a sLrafi sta&amennt >'.n i -..
He said ii .w.oul4-be, unfair.to~blame. NIB
executives for shortfalls in contribution collec-
tions as they have not had the right "organisa-
tional infrastructure" to be "fully effective."
Does this suggest that despite having an abun-
dance of staff they do not have the right staff for
the job?
Mr Ward also admitted that at NIB's last
union negotiations a performance-related pay
system was agreed, but the process was "abort-
ed" by the board.
Asked by a reporter if he would agree that
shortfalls in contribution collections would sug-
gest that some staff members may not have
been doing their job, Mr Ward said: "It's a
good point."
He said that when the current board met
for the first time "there was in place a fairly
comprehensive report that dealt with elements
of performance standards, reviews, how cer-
tain things should be done. It was our feeling
that those issues as in place at the time were not
appropriate to be introduced for a variety of rea-
sons, so we aborted that process."
Despite this verbal shadow boxing, Mr Ward
did not want his remarks interpreted as a lack of


"commitment to improving performance."
We doubt that anyone except those close-
ly involved with NIB would know how to
interpret his words. However, we suspect that
here is a concerned man, with a-mammoth prob-
lem, who obviously cannot implement the nec-
essary solutions. He is trying to say something,
but in the name of discretion is holding back.
And so we went poking around on our own,
looking for more vocal sources.
"There's too much political interference!"
blurted out a frustrated, but reliable source.
Apparently, there are certain people, even cer-
tain groups of people, who believe that if they
have the ear of their representerr" in parliament
be they PLP or FNM they are exempt
from paying their National Insurance contri-
butions. And they refuse to pay.
There are problems among the building
trades, where workers move from job to job,
and.many contractors keep no records of their
employees. Of course, according to law, this is a
must. When a worker is taken ill and submits a
claim for health insurance, a check with NIB
short that he has no insurance, and his employ-
er, or former employer, has no records. Anoth-
er pocket of concern is among domestic employ-
ees.
And now that the economy is sluggish and
some Bahamians are only working a couple
days a week, they don't let their ethics get in the
way of-creative-methods to supplement their
. A;ncomei. .
';. ,4Appretntly,:NIB's claims for sickness are
now on the rise.
"Because things are sluggish," we were told,
"some are going to the doctor to get a sick
claim. This is increasing the number of claims.
Can you imagine what $240 a week could mean
to a family?"
Our source said that $240 is based on the
highest salaries, to which most hotel employees,
being in the top bracket, would be entitled.
NIB has promised to improve collection
from all employers and self employed we
hoaic these include everyone,, especially those
who are being shielded by their political umbrel-
las.
According to NIB those who owe will be
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speechless

EDITOR, The Tribune. skip the t41l stories abo ut


It was with disbelief that I
watched Vanderpool "Razzle-
dazzle" Wallace's speech on
TV last night. It astounded me
so much that I am driven to
write this comment which you
might put into your "letters to
the editor" section. Here
goes....
The comments from Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace on ZNS
on Wednesday night once
again convinced me that all
Ministry of Tourism employ-
ees should be required to
work in the tourism industry
in a hands on position for at
least two years before taking
up any post in this ministry.
With Mr Wallace's "mile a
minute" style of speaking it
was quite a task to understand
exactly what he was saying,
but I gathered a few facts. He
is going to convince foreign
airlines to lower their fares via
a secret plan. He is going to
start a leaflet or small news-
paper to document visitor's
opinions as to what is right or
wrong with their Bahamian
experience. He is going to sell
tours and vacation packages
to civil servants stationed 24
hours a day at their computers
manning the. Ministry's web
site. He is going to promote
the out islands.
There was lots of other stuff
that was somewhat mind bog-
gling, but Mr Wallace was
going at such a lick that facts
and figures were flying past
me at great speed and I could
not grasp it all.
The basic flaws in the busi-
ness of tourism are not too
difficult to see if we care to
look. The Bahamas is a five
star destination due to its
prices. The prices are
inevitable because of the very
high cost of the overheads
(electricity now being the
major stumbling block). The
high prices are not necessarily
a bad thing they keep the
cheap package tour types
away and it has been proven
that people don't mind the
prices as long as they feel that
they are getting value for their
money. And this is where it
all falls apart.
Let's start with appearances.
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there are unfinished buildings,
dilapidated structures, peeling
paint, knee high grass along
the sides of every road,
garbage and graffiti. In the
eyes of the first world this is all
synonymous with crime and
poverty. Hardly what you
would expect in a five star
resort town. Nowhere is this
more obvious than on Bay
Street itself. And for the cruise
ship passengers this starts as
they are sailing into port with
the ruins of Arawak Cay to
greet them and the graffiti all
over the dock side walls. Little
wonder that hundreds of them
decide not to disembark.
Every day the members of
parliament step out into the
middle of the mess and it
seems to bother them not one
iota.
If you are arriving by air
there is the spectacle of the
airport.
Now I am no expert in con-
struction but if $300,000,000
is being spent on this struc-
ture I will cheerfully eat my
hat. So far all there is to be
seen is some refurbished bath-
rooms, a couple of new lug-
gage carousels, a lick of paint
here and there and a new
parking arrangement. Airport
employees happily parade up
and down through the various
terminals and occasionally
stop to sleep a while on seat-
ing meant for the travelling
public. Not a five star sight.
Taxi service ranges from a
few very good to many incred-
ibly bad I am sure that
these guys mean well, but
playing a tape of your
favourite preacher's sermon
at full blast while driving is
not exactly what our north
American clients would con-
sider appropriate after a day
of stressful air travel and a
start to a restful vacation. And


Eddy Murphy living on the
Cable Beach strip or Oprah
living on Paradise Island.
If you attempt to book an
activity (what is left of our
activities as so many of the
quality activities are now
closed). be prepared to
encounter tour agents who do
not know the first thing about
the product they are trying to
"sell". Remember that their
main objective is to pocket
their kick back which ranges
from 20 per cent to 25 per cent
of the price of the tour. This
practice has helped to keep
the tour prices artificially high
and has put many an entre-
preneur out of business.
Forget about native shows
- they are a thing of the past.
While other Caribbean desti-
nations can boast of their cul-
tural based night club attrac-
tions, we appear to have none.
If you are hoping to start a
tourist based business, I hope
you have won the lottery as
the banks will laugh at you.
The government offers no
incentives whatsoever to
tourist businesses in fact
they are looking for ways to
tax you.
As for Out Island visits -
the infrastructure on most of
the outer islands is not com-
plete, there is a basic lack of
activities and some of the
islands are competing with
Nassau in the half finished
building/garbage dump cate-
gory.
I was hoping that Mr Van-
derpool-Wallace would touch
on just one of these basic sub-
jects but apparently they are
not deemed important.
As 90 per cent of our popu-
lation neither know nor care
about tourism, I expect to
hear no critique of his speech.
Let's hope that Cuba doesn't
open up any time soon. As the
s aing goes "you only miss the
water when the well runs dry."
FELICITY SMITH
Nassau,
October 9, 2008.


Palin's debate tactics did not

include answering questions

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I wish to make my first impression of Sarah Palin the Vice Presi-
dential debate which is that (1) She did not answer the questions put
to her. (2) She recited at a brisk pace non-stop her talking points
regardless of the question under discussion.
If someone had waved a hand in front of her, it seemed that she could
not stop her spiel because that is the way she had learned the answers.
As usual she was very sarcastic. I suppose she will fool her people
with her tactics, but I find it a strange way of debating for such a high
post. Senator Biden could have been more forceful and not let Palin get
away with her sarcasm and untruths.
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EU Economic Partnership


what it means for the Bahamas


* By THE NASSAU
INSTITUTE

IF THE proposed Eco-
nomic Partnership
Agreement with the
European Union cov-
ering trade both in goods and
services is signed in its present
form by the Bahamas, the
effects on the country's econo-
my and way of life will be far-
reaching.
The Government should be
commended for its efforts to
consult stakeholders, as well as
members of the public through
town meetings, and for its pub-
lication last month of a detailed
explanatory document about
the EPA.
However, it appears that, for
the most part, the Government
has not entered into a genuine
consultation about the funda-
mental issue of whether it is in
the general interest of the
Bahamas to sign an EPA at all;
and many Bahamians remain
uninformed about its likely
impact on their lives and wel-
fare.
There has been no formal-
ized national consultation
involving political parties, the
trades unions, the churches and
the private sector as a whole
Instead, the Government has
taken a policy position, in line
with other CARIFORUM
countries, to go along with the
EPA.
It has sought to explain and
justify its decision rather than
to debate the overall merits and
demerits of the EPA as far as
the nation is concerned.
With the Government now
set to sign later this month a
"goods-only" EPA dealing with


market access issues, while
deferring its services offer for
at most six months, it is timely
for the Nassau Institute to set
out briefly the main issues in a
readily comprehensible form
and to draw attention to a num-
ber of questions which should
be examined further.
What is the EPA?
The Lom6 Convention of
1975 and its successor, the Coto-
nou Agreement of 2000, pro-
vided preferential tariff access
into the EU for exports from
the African, Caribbean and
, Pacific (ACP) states. This, of
course, included the Bahamas.
The original intention of the
EU was laudable, Its stated pur-
pose was to help eradicate
poverty in the context of sus-
tainable development in devel-
oping countries with a view also


to strengthening democracy and
good governance.
Even though cynics suggest-
ed that the EU's real purpose
was to secure a steady supply
of raw materials or primary
products, the fact was that the
ACP countries benefited from
these trade preferences.
The Cotonou Agreement
envisaged that such preferences
would eventually be replaced
by Free Trade Agreements
(FTA).
This was necessary in order
that the EU could meet its non-
discriminatory obligations
required by the World Trade
Organization (WTO). Buf the
EU itself has now gone further.
Notwithstanding its own pro-
tectionist policies, the EU is
looking (for its own purposes)
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* Requirement under "Most Favoured Nation" rules to offer
other trading partners, including the USA, no less favourable
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* Signature of separate section covering services and other
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Man, 38,

accused of

having sex

'ith girl,, 15


A 38-year-old man of Sun-
shine Way accused of having
sexual intercourse with a 15-
year-old girl was arraigned in
a Magistrate's Court Friday.
According to court dock-
cls, Thomas Nottage is
accused of committing the
fencee on Wednesday, May
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mnda Virgill at Court 9,
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charge.
lie was granted bail in the
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* BY MEGAN REYNOLDS
NEW Providence wetlands
used as an illegal duping ground
will be cleaned up by the
Bahamas National Trust on Sat-
urday with the public's help.
The damaging practice of
dumping waste of all kinds in the
wetland area surrounding Bone-
fish Pond off Cowpen Road, was
surveyed by government officials
on a tour of the area led by
BNT's Coastal Awareness Com-
mittee last week.
Environment Minister Earl
Deveaux, State Minister Phen-
tom Neymour, government offi-
cials and representatives from the
Nature Conservancy, Bahamas
Reef Environment Education
Foundation and Dolphin Encoun-
ters Project BEACH, saw. first-
hand how the illegal dumping is
affecting the wetlands. .-
Now the BNT, working with
the Department of Environmen-
tal Health, the Ministry of the
Environment and other agencies,
are preparing for a major cleanup
of the area with the help of vol-
unteers.
The BNT's deputy executive
director Lynn Gape said: "Bone-
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there would be a lot less garbage
on the island of New Provi-
dence."
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ACP irrelevant: CARICOM at risk


* BY SIR RONALD
SANDERS

Notwithstanding
a decision by
the meeting of
Heads of Gov-
ernment of the African,
Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)
group in Ghana on October
2nd and 3rd to appoint a troi-
ka to "engage in high-level
consultations" on the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) with t!-e European
Union (EU), several
Caribbean countries will sign a
full agreement tomorrow.
The two Caribbean coun-
tries that have said they will
not are Guyana and Haiti.
In the process, the largest
active group of developing
countries faces disintegration.
It is a sad time for developing
countries for they have lost
the only strength they had -
their unity in negotiating with
the larger and more powerful
nations of Europe
At the end of the Ghana
meeting, the President of Tan-
zania, Mizengo Peter Pinda,
observed that "it is regrettable
and disturbing that while the
EU comprising the big
economies continue to expand
its membership, the negotia-
tions under EPAs are delib-
erately forcing the ACP
groups and Regional Eco-
nomic Communities to disin-
tegrate." His observation is
perfectly correct. But, the
ACP has only itself to blame.
While it is true that Caribbean
countries were under no com-
pulsion to sign the EPA on
15th October and they could
have waited for the consulta-
tions of the ACP troika, the
split in the ACP did not begin
with the Caribbean. It was the
former French colonies of
Africa that began the process
by agreeing to the separation
of Africa into four separate
negotiating groups. To the
Caribbean's credit, its repre-
sentatives tried to preserve
ACP unity. Had the ACP
stood-up, the EU would not
have succeeded in separating
them.
The ACP was also not
proactive enough in trying to
use its existing structures for
information-sharing and coor-
dination once the separate
negotiations began. Even
though their aspirations would
have been different, they
could, at least, have sought to
take account of the special
needs of some of their mem-
ber-states and to demand, in
unison, that those needs be
met.
The EU prevailed because
it acted as one, the ACP failed
because it allowed itself to be
divided. Now, any prospect of
achieving another of the
objectives identified by the
ACP summit is also blowing in
the wind. That objective was
"to pursue the consideration
of the creation of an ACP
Free Trade -Area (FTA). "
The idea of an ACP FTA
came far too late. It should
have been pursued in advance
of negotiations with the EU
for an EPA. But, again, the
wording of the objective
shows how little broad-based
political will there was for it in.
the ACP. All that the leaders
agreed to do was to pursue
"the consideration" of the
FTA. The EU and others
could have wanted no better
indication of the lack of
resolve by the ACP.
In the event, by deciding to
sign a full EPA with the EU
without the benefit of discus-


WORLD VIEW


sion by the ACP troika (of
which the current Chairman
of CARICOM would have
been a part), Caribbean coun-
tries, with the exception of
Guyana and Haiti, demon-
strated scant regard for Africa
and the Pacific. In the process,
they confirmed the observa-
tion of the Tanzanian Presi-
dent that the EPAs are forcing
the disintegration not only of
the ACP but of regional eco-
nomic communities (such as
CARICOM). This latter
point about CARICOM
should not be lightly brushed
aside, for there is nothing in
the EPA that allows the pro-
visions of the CARICOM
Treaty to take precedence
over the clauses of the EPA
should a conflict arise. In this
connection, the individual
relationship of Caribbean
countries to the EU (and, inci-
dentally, to the Dominican
Republic) will override the o
CARICOM Treaty.
In this regard, it is worth
noting that while the OECS
countries and Belize receive
special and differential treat-
ment from Guyana, Jamaica,
Barbados and Trinidad and


Tobago under the CARI-
COM Treaty, they get no spe-
cial treatment under the EPA
from the EU. Eventually,
they will all have to give full
reciprocal treatment to the
EU for trade in goods and ser-
vices. The OECS countries
exhibited remarkable loyalty
to the larger CARICOM
states in the EPA negotia-
tions.
They might have achieved
more concessions given their
micro size and greater vulner-
abilities to exogenous shocks
had they too negotiated sepa-
rately.
The effect on the OECS
was one of Guyana's Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo
expressed concerns when he
demurred from signing a full
EPA. He argued for two
things: a mandatory review of
the EPA within five years to
remedy harm that it might do
to Caribbean economies; and
the supremacy of the CARI-
COM Treaty over the EPA if
a conflict developed. This
proposition was put to
Caribbean leaders by the
CARICOM Secretary-Gen-
eral and to the European
Commission after the ACP
meeting.*
Favourable
At the time of writing, it is
not known whether Jagdeo's
two concerns received a
favourable response from
either the EU or Caribbean
leaders, although the
Caribbean leadership should
have fully embraced both
points in the interest both of
developing the Caribbean Sin-
gle Market and Economy and
of halting any consequential
disintegrating tendencies with-
in CARICOM. If the propos-
al didn't receive a favourable
response, it will account for
why Jagdeo does not join oth-
er Caribbean leaders in sign-
ing the EPA tomorrow.
Guyana might eventually
have to concede to the EPA in
the absence of support, but its
resistance to an EPA it
regards as lop-sided and its


efforts to preserve the
supremacy of regionalism has
won it respect in Europe and
the Caribbean.
As for the ACP,. sadly it is
now almost an irrelevant
organisation. It is no longer a
significant influence of trade
arrangements with the EU; if
it is to play any role in the


wider trade negotiations in the
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) much work will have
to be done by visionary lead-
ers to inspire it.
That possibility now looks
most unlikely.
* *
(For the next two weeks,
there will be no commentary.


from Sir Ronald Sanders).
Responses to: ronald-
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eracy in today's
information-
based, techno-
logically-obsessed econo-
my/society is often understat-
ed, particularly in the
Bahamas.
In this country, where we
are producing a multitude of
arithmetically-challenged, illit-
erate students, literacy pro-
grammes should have long
been a crucial aspect of the
Ministry of Education's plat-
form since even those techni-
cal, vocational and hands-on
jobs call for someone to meet
the literacy demands of at
least being able to read
instructions/manuals.
In Bahamian schools, liter-
acy problems can be observed
with students at the elemen-
tary level on up to tertiary
institutions.
Sadly, when nearly 60 per
cent of the nation's high
school graduates finished with
attendance certificates instead
of diplomas for failing to
meet a cumulative grade point
average (GPA) of 2.0 during
six years of high school it's
obvious that many of them
are hopelessly entering society
while being illequipped to
enter the workforce as they
are literally unemployable
and unqualified to manage
our country's affairs. -
It is of the essence that
action be taken immediately
to meet the literacy needs of
students and, as educational
writer Rick Allen notes, that
feat can only be accomplished
with the assistance attainable
through the use of literacy
coaches, who can in turn train
teachers to better facilitate
their students in areas such as
comprehension.
Growing up on Long
Island, I was exposed to vari-
ous types of reading material,
from newspaper articles to fic-
tion to documentaries to com-
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"I have discovered that
numerous students have
unrestricted, uninterrupted
access to the internet,
television, music and can do
whatever they desire."


books. I can vividly remem-
ber calling my parents and
pleading with my grandpar-
ents to purchase any new pub-
lications I found interesting,
as I was given "book order
sheets" by one of my former
teachers every month.
Early exposure to reading
material would no doubt
heighten a student's abilities
and furnish them with the
ability to comprehend and
make inferences, differenti-
ate between textbooks and
story books, and develop dif-
ferent approaches to under-
standing the various subject
areas taught at their schools.
According to Mr Allen, lit-
eracy coaches are needed in
schools as they can offer spe-
cial training that could assist
teachers (particularly those in
language, arts and literature)
in providing good, effective'
instruction, while including all
students, expanding upon
their limited comprehension
and vocabulary skills.
Coaches
The MOE should note
that, while the recruitment of
competent literacy coaches
would unquestionably have
an impact in instruction,
assessment and leadership


roles, they would also be cru-
cial to the development of in-
school literacy programmes
and, along with teachers,
develop strategies to better
communicate and reach out
to many of the apathetic,
unlettered students in the
educational system partic-
ularly public education.
Frankly, a major obstacle
to literacy development is the
increasing numbers of irre-
sponsible parents whose
parental negligence is the root
cause of much of the social
turmoil and educational fail-
ures we now face.
There are countless parents
who have been egregiously
negligible as they fail to
review their children's books,
assist with assignments or
express even the slightest
inkling of interest in their edu-
cational advancement.
I have discovered that
numerous students have unre-
stricted, uninterrupted access
to the internet, television,
music and can do whatever
they desire.
Frankly, since students that
can't spell "dunce"' to save
their lives can effortlessly
recite the lyrics of vulgar
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WHEREAS, the improvements in health care and living conditions, globally
and in The Bahamas, have caused life expectancy to be extended, resulting in a
growing number of older persons;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and the
Department of Social Services seek to create an environment where older persons
are empowered and enabled to age with confidence and pride;

AND WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the United Nations, of which The
Bahamas is a member recognizes 1st October, as International Day for Older
Persons, with the theme for 2008 being "The Rights of Older Persons";

AND WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services of the Ministry of
Labour and Social Development provides services and programmes designed to
enhance the welfare and security of older persons in The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and the
Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the National Council on Older
Persons, have again partnered to organize a month of activities to recognize the
rights of older persons and raise the level of awareness in the general public of
those rights;

NOW THEREFORE, I Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the month of October, 2008 as
"OLDER PERSONS MONTH".




IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
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October, 2008


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Politics in the Bahamas has always
attracted certain characters, who in
certain instances appear to be nothing more
than political gadflies, kleptomaniacs and the
worst possible candidates to be elevated to
the frontlines of representative government. To
use the words of former US Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger, "corrupt politicians make
the other ten per cent look bad."
Frankly, local politics again in certain
instances seems to attract a wagon load of
carpetbaggers, who seem intent on enriching
themselves rather than lobbying on behalf of
their constituents and genuinely helping to
foster the national development of their coun-
try.
With this in*mind, it is imperative that the
office of Ombudsman be established, to serve


FROM page 8
songs, I've oftentimes con-
templated rapping lessons
over hip-hop beats to target
these apathetic, wayward
pupils. They also spell words
just as they sound in rap
videos and construct sen-
tences just like they speak!
The saturation and overuse
of media internet, satellite,
cable, CDs, video games, etc
- has contributed greatly to
rate of illiteracy that we now
see. Many of the students
from slack households that
permit unlimited access to
various mediums often fail to
complete homework, attempt
to read the content of. their
subject-related textbooks, and
are unlikely to ever casually
write or read a book.
These days, although the
Ministry of Education is now
requiring that all teachers pos-
sess a degree and a teacher's
certificate, there remain some
teachers who have a degree
but may not have a teaching
certificate which puts them
and their students at a disad-
vantage in terms of exposure
to effective teaching and read-
ing methodologies.
This can exacerbate the
already challenging literacy
problems, since a teacher with


as a watchdog, hear complaints against Mem-
bers of Parliament and other government agen-
cies, and possibly to provide independent over-
sight.
Frankly, the office should be held by a well-
vetted, non-partisan Bahamian or, since that is
near impossible, by a qualified foreigner. Hav-
ing an Ombudsman, in .addition to other
reforms such as political primaries, referen-
dums, electoral debates, a recall system and
impeachment proceedings would further
empower and no doubt lessen the attempts at
victimisation or unfairness.
Any well-meaning legislator currently occu-
pying a seat in Parliament should not object to
voting in favour of the creation of the office of
Ombudsman which will also have the pow-
er to hold those unaccountable elitists among
their ranks responsible.


no 'formal teacher training
may be unable to utilise useful
teaching strategies to cater for
a student's literacy needs.
The struggles with reading
in the Bahamas are quite
apparent in reports about the
BJC and BGCSE examina-
tion results, especially in areas
such as English language and
literature, where there are,
mass failures. Literacy spe-
cialists are desperately needed
in local schools. In the 1930s
and 1940s, my grandparents
had to know how to read
"The Royal Reader" books.
Specialists
However, these reading ini-
tiatives and the emphasis once
placed on reading seem to
have been lost to time when
schools are graduating hordes
of illiterates, who are funda-
mentally lost and unprepared
to face a 21st century society.
Not only is the hiring and
training of literacy specialists
overdue, but past pro-
grammes must be re-estab-
lished and books that enlight-
ened my grandparents' gen-
eration must be ordered in
bulk.
According to Mike Merold,
a regional literacy coach in
Alabama, an'anticipation


guide should be a strategy
used by teachers and students
to discuss content before and
after they have read.
Furthermore, strategies
such as reciprocal teaching
allows for students to work in
groups, summarise, think crit-
ically and generate questions,
seek clarification and make
predictions. In this case, stu-
dents can engage in construc-
tive learning.
Reciprocal teaching a
method I practise in addi-
tion to conducting formative
assessments and offering a
variety of tasks, can offer
sound instruction and open,
student-centred lessons.
It is patently clear that dri-
vers on our streets reflect
their inability to read or out-
right ignorance and disrespect
for the law, when they seem
unable or refuse to read and
adhere to stop signs, the yield
and other street signals -
even the simplistic traffic
lights. Finally, Director of
Education Lionel Sands
recently claimed that the stu-
dent-to-teacher ratio at public
schools stands at about 150 to
one. That information is total-
ly incorrect, particularly since
the student-to-teacher ratio
of my combined classesfar-
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But, speaking ahead of the
Commonwealth Finance Min-
isters Meeting opening cere-
mony, Commonwealth civil
society said that while the
countries were generally mov-
ing towards progress, the ris-
ing food and energy crisis
threatens to undo that.
Civil society experts are
concerned that as the crisis
worsens, it will make the
achievement of the Millenni-
um Development Goals unre-
alistic and could lead to eight
lost years of progress.
Nelcia Robinson, co-ordi-
nator of the Caribbean Asso-
ciation for Feminist Research
and Action, cited the need for
food security to ensure that
those groups identified as vul-
nerable within the Millenni-
um Development Goals will
be able to meet nutritional
basics. "People with, or sup-
porting those with HIV and
AIDS are already hard
pressed to meet their nutri-
tional needs," said Ms Robin-
son. "Increasing costs and
potential increases through
Value Added Tax will only
exacerbate this."

School
Sarwar Bari, the national
co-ordinator for Pattan Devel-
opment Organisation, said
education-specific MDGs
were also likely to be affected.
-We have done focus groups
and we see that people are
taking their children out of
school because transport costs
are now an issue," said Mr
Bari. "Girls tend to be the
most affected and this is harm-
ing the MDGs related to gen-
der parity in schools in India,
Bangladesh and Pakistan."
The education issue isn't


only specific to Asia. Ms
Robinson reported that the
rising cost of fuel being passed
onto the consumer meant that
children were dropping out of
school or reverting to walking
to school because they could
not afford bus fares.
Governments face the real-
ity of spending less on social
welfare and development sec-
tors as they try to stem and
support the current crisis but
civil society representatives
are urging them not to lose
sight of the work done
towards the MDG achieve-
ments to date and that nation-
al policies addressing the crisis
should be in line with the
plans for addressing the
MDGs.

Unrest
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pointed to recent civil unrest
taking place across countries
as people protest against rising
costs of food and energy and
its implications.
Last week, the Common-
wealth Finance Ministers
began a review Common-
wealth civil society's statement
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and food prices pose different
challenges for each Common-
wealth country.
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member countries to develop
policy responses to meet those
challenges and address civil
society's collective concerns
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fire on police in the area of Watlins
Street, then fled.
According to police officials, he
took refuge in a house where offi-
cers arrested him but they were
unable to recover the weapon.
On Sunday around 1.15 am at
Fourth Quarters restaurant and
bar a man, who was involved in
an argument, left the building and
discharged a weapon. Police recov-
ered numerous bullet casings out-
side the restaurant.
At 12.35 pm Sunday a man
went to the Princess Margaret
Hospital with gun shot pellet
wounds in his chest. However,
police do not know how he got his
injuries.
He is listed in stable condition.
Around 5.31 pm the same day a
man was robbed at gunpoint of his
red and white 650 trail bike, tag
number 3432. The gunman dis-
charged his weapon in the man's
direction, but did not hit him.
The 20 Dollar Shop in the area
of East Street south and Coleman's
Lane was robbed around 8 pm


Armed robberies
Sunday. The armed, masked men
fled on foot, discharging a weapon
as they left.
Later that night a man was beat-
en about the body and thrown into
the water at Potters Cay Dock.
Three men, police believe to be
connected with the beating, left
the area in a white Nissan Sentra
licence, number 19565.
They later recovered the vehicle
on East Street South. It is believed
to have been stolen.
According to news reports the
man swam to safety.
Mr Hanna said these type of
incidents are happening much too
frequently and despite the police's
best efforts, they continue to hap-
pen.
"We believe as bad as it was, it
could have been worse. We had
the area pretty much covered and
you will notice that we took sever-
al weapons off the street and we
took several persons into custody
as well," he said.
"Guns continue to be a prob-


FROM page one

Parents were so concerned that church members
circled the schools praying for seven days.
Acting Director of Education Lionel Sands is
reported to have finalised the teacher's departure
dates at their schools for October 6, however, last
week they were back in. the Andros schools with let-
ters from another Education official reinstating their
positions.
Principals at both schools walked out, a parent said,
and classes were disrupted once again.
A concerned mother whose 12-year-old son
attends the high school said she and several other
parents are going to keep their children out of school
today if the teachers return.
She said: "We have written a letter to the Ministry
of Education to tell them we will not be sending our
children to school if the teachers remain.
"This is not right and we don't understand how
education could go ahead and do something like this.
"We also have a letter to send to our neighbours in
the US to tell them how it is.


lem in the community. This year
we have taken a significant number
of weapons off the streets, includ-
ing high powered automatic
weapons, but there are still far too
many guns in the community and
there are far too many people who
are willing to use them and too
many people who are unwilling to
pass the information in and say
where these guns are.
"But with our intelligence and
the fact that an increasing number
of persons are coming forward and
talking to the police, I think we
have done well."
Mr Hanna praised officers for
their vigilance while on patrol in
the community, saying that offi-
cers have recently been using their
police intuition to making stops
and arresting individuals.
"Routine traffic stops have
resulted in persons being arrested
for possession of firearms," he said.
"We are happy that we didn't
see greater carnage and greater
criminality, because we believe that
we were able to put measures in
place to do some things effective-
ly."


Andros teachers row
could see children kept
out of two schools
"We were done wrong."
Elma Garraway, permanent secretary at the Min-
istry of Education, did not divulge details of the mix-
up, but said she expected the matter to be resolved
over the weekend so children would not be held back
from school.
Ms Garraway .said: "We sent our senior officer
down to Andros to investigate this whole matter
because we cannot have children's education inter-
rupted.
"We are aware of the challenges and we have
come to a decision so the schools in Andros can
move forward and the children can receive quality
education."
Ms Garraway said the principals at both schools
will remain, adding: "They are very good principals
and we would not want to lose them."


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FROM page one
dards in the Caribbean nations, employment levels
are falling as tourism declines.
Tourism in the Bahamas was substantially
lower than expected in September, and with the
continued instability of the US economy, con-
tingency plans are being put in place.
In his statement the Prime Minister said:
"The medium term outlook for Less Devel-
oped Countries and Small Island States, such as
ours, appears especially challenging. ,
"However, we believe that these challenges
can also present opportunities to us all if the
appropriate international responses are effec-
tive.
"'For our part, we intend to do all we can to
implement policies and measures that will repo-
sition our economies for early, resilient, sustain-
able and strong growth to meet the aspirations of
our peoples."
But as the severity of the problem has com-
pelled governments to implement support pro-
grammes for poor and vulnerable groups, addi-
tional burdens are being placed on already
strained fiscal accounts."


Mr Ingraham recommended the. status of
Small Island States as Middle Income Countries
is reviewed to relieve the high public debt hold-
ing governments back from addressing social
issues.
He also praised the new Climate Change
Investment fund, which will help Caricom coun-
tries reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per
cent by 2050, as rising sea levels threaten coastal
developments and the economy.
Efforts to create sustainable regional agricul-
tural and energy policies are being intensified
across the Caribbean to provide more afford-
able food as prices around the world continue to
soar.
The Prime Minister thanked the Bank, the
Fund and the Caribbean Regional Technical
Assistance Centre (CARTAC) for invaluable
contributions to institutional and capacity build-
ing, and the improvement of management in the
Caribbean, and stressed that the vulnerable
Caribbean must remain a focus for the Fund.
He added: "We are sure that the institutions
will respond urgently and positively to the needs
of the Caribbean Constituency, needs which are
extremely urgent in the present unsettled global
economic and financial environment."


Mortgages
FROM page one
the world from mid-2009," said
Mr Ingraham
In September, speaking in the
House of Assembly, Prime Min-
ister Ingraham instructed BEC
to reconnect power to homes
where residents were unable to
pay exorbitant electricity bills
because of the excessively high
fuel surcharges. He also
announced increases to Social
Services aid programmes.
In an effort to mitigate the
unemployment problem, Mr
Ingraham said Government will
create jobs by expediting its
public infrastructure projects
and will restart its housing pro-
grammes in Nassau, Grand
Bahama and Abaco.
"So we are putting contin-
gency plans in place to be able
to deal with the situation if a
worst case scenario arises," Mr.
Ingraham said. "Should circum-
stances require it, The Bahamas
would be able to make arrange-
ments with the private banking
sector to take care of any likely
shortfall that we might experi-
ence," he said.


Teenager dies after stabbing

FROM page one
friends at a yard at Redwood Lane, where a number of men were
engaged in a gambling game.
There was an altercation and the three men were stabbed.
Mr Rahming said police received a call around 7 pm on Saturday
about a fight on Redwood Lane and that someone may have gotten
injured.
Two police units were dispatched to the location, where they received
information that three men were en route to the Rand Memorial Hos-
pital, suffering from stab wounds received during an altercation.
When officers arrived at the hospital, they saw three men receiving
medical treatment for stab wounds.
The 19-year-old teenager of Caravel Beach had sustained multiple
stab wounds. The second victim was detained a result of his injuries,
and the third victim was treated and later discharged into police cus-
tody.
Mr Rahming said Police have recovered the knife believed to have
been used in the incident.
Central Detective Unit officers are investigating the matter.


FROM page one
occupants were acting suspi-
ciously and when officers
approached there was another car
chase.
The fleeing car entered the
Cowpen Road area, hitting two
other vehicles. When the car
came to a stop, the occupants got
out and fired at the police,
Police returned fire and shot
one of the men in the left leg; the


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other was shot in his right leg.
Both men were subsequently
arrested, taken to hospital, treat-
ed and discharged from hospital.
One of the men is said to be a
Jamaican who overstayed his time
and the other was from Tall Pines
Estates.
They were found with a .40 mm
pistol with nine live rounds of
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to other countries to open their
markets to European goods -
former EU Trade Commission-
er, Peter Mandelson, has pub-
licly stated that the EU,'as the
largest economy in the world
and a major trading bloc, is like-
ly to benefit from more accessi-
ble world markets. So, over and
above its commitment to make
arrangements for trade'in goods
that are compatible with WTO
rules, the EU has proposed an
EPA as a Free Trade Agree-


ment which, on a basis of reci-
procity, not only provides for
the removal of all tariffs on the
export of goods but also covers
trade-related matters such as
services, investment, e-com-
merce and capital movements
as well as issues like competi-


tion, intellectual property and
public procurement.
How would the Bahamas
benefit from free trade with the
EU under the EPA?
The USA and Canada
together constitute the largest
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83 per cent of whose exports of
goods go to them compared to
only 13 per cent to the EU.
Professor Norman Girvan of
the University of the West
Indies states that, since some
72 per cent ofAhe Bahamas' for-
eign currency earnings derive
from tourism and financial ser-
vices, and with the preponder-
ance of trade of goods with the
USA, just 4 per cent of total
export earnings come from
Europe.
The Government is keen to
preserve the duty-free access
for its exports to the EU worth
some $90 million and thereby
to maintain its existing trade
surplus.
Loss of this access would
result, for example, in imposi-
tion by the EU of an 8 pr cent
tariff on crawfish exports.
In return, the EPA requires
the Bahamas to give up tariff
rates on 85 per cent of EU
imports, phased out over a 25-
year period. The estimated loss
of revenue is $6 million. Since
the main purpose of import


duties is to generate govern-
ment revenue rather than act
as a barrier to trade, this loss
will have to be offset by other
taxes.

'Trade-related'
matters
Under this section, a range of
services areas will be opened
up to EU competition enabling
European companies and pro-
fessionals to set up business
here and Bahamians likewise to
enter the EU marketplace.
However,
f Zhivargo Laing
: (pictured), min-
ister of state for
finance, has
made it clear
.*f that the services
offer to be pre-
sented to the
EU "mirrors our
current Nation-
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reserves 13 areas of the econo-
my for Bahamians.
To some observers, the ben-
, efit to the Bahamas of opening
up the EU's services sector is
illusory since there are few
Bahamian companies or indi-
viduals currently, equipped or
ready to compete in an EU
market of 27 countries with
over 400 million people and in
the face of prohibitive costs,
non-tariff barriers, subsidies and
other hurdles.
It is not yet clear what the
additional cost will be of com-
plying with the EPA obliga-
tions; for example, the creation
of new institutions, regulatory
bodies and laws.

Effect of the EPA
on trade with third
countries
According to Stephen
Lande, president of Washing-
ton-based consultants Man-
chester Trade, the major con-
cern with the EPA is the impact
of its Most Favoured Nation
(MFN) provision on future rela-
tions with the USA.
If signatories enter into an
FTA with a developed country
which gives more favourable
treatment than that provided to
the EU under the EPA, they
are obliged to consult the EU
first.
This could interfere with the
Bahamas' ability to enter into
FTAs with other major trading
countries as well as the USA?:
A further consideration is
that the USA, Canada and oth-
er non-EU trade partners are
unlikely to accept that the EU
can expect duty-free access to
the Bahamas unless they can do
so as well.
In the case of th USA, lead-
ing attorney Bri an Moree
argued at a NasSau Institute
seminar on the EPA in June
that, since MFN status meant
no discrimination between
countries, the Bahamas would
have to offer at the time it
negotiated a replacement of the
Caribbean Basin Initiative
(CBI) at least the same trade
preferences and benefits it
offered to the EU. In practice,









HTBNUD T E128PEI


FROM page 14


this would mean that, because
the Bahamas' level of trade with
the USA was greater than with
the EU, the starting point in
negotiations would be in his
words the 'EU EPA plus'.
Given that in 2007 the US
exported to the Bahamas some
$2.5 billion worth of goods, the
loss to the latter would be sub-
stantial.
Mr. Moree further argued
that, in order to meet the
WTO's demands for an end to
one-way discriminatory prefer-
ence regimes such as the Coto-
nou Agreement, a "goods-only"
deal would have been sufficient
so that it was not necessary to
address trade-related issues
such as services, investments,
capital movements, etc.
Nor was it wise to address the
so-called Singapore issues
before it became necessary to
do so.
Way forward
Signature of a "goods-only"
agreement as a first step now
appears to be a fait accompli.
It will secure tariff-free access to


the huge EU market.
The reciprocal removal of tar-
iffs on imports from the EU will
anyway become necessary as
the Bahamas seeks to join the
World Trade-Organization.
Membership of the WTO will
require the phasing out of
import duties across the board
and development of an alterna-
tive means of generating gov-
ernment revenue.
Meanwhile, deferral of the
Bahamas' services offer is to be
welcomed.
This will allow time for
debate.
Further issues:
Services
An agreement covering ser-
vices as well as goods seems,
prima facie, to be heavily in
favour of the EU. It is unneces-
sary because, if the conditions
are suitable, EU investment is
likely to continue without an
EPA.
The Chamber of Commerce
stressed recently the need to
build capacity and competitive-
ness and to develop new ideas
and entrepreneurship.


EU Economic Partnership


But market access to the
EU's services sector does not
necessarily lead to market pres-
ence. Moreover, inclusion of the
'Singapore issues'- government
procurement, intellectual prop-
erty, trade facilitation, invest-
ment and competition policy -
is premature since these issues
have not yet been settled
in WTO global trade talks.
Why should the Bahamas
allow itself to be cajoled by the
EU into jumping the gun and
getting ahead of the WTO
itself?
Regional integration
One of the stated objectives
,of the EPA is to promote
Caribbean regional integration.
It is an exaggeration to claim
that the agreement constitutes
a commitment to CSME, but its
implementation requires some
regional cooperation which will
result in a higher level of inte-
gration than now exists.
History shows that high lev-
els of economic integration can-
not be achieved without a sig-


nificant degree of political inte-
gration resulting in the creation
of supranational powers vested
in regional agencies.
This raises the question
whether greater regional eco-
nomic integration is in the inter-
est of the Bahamas and thus
whether it shares this objective
with the promoters of the EPA.
Has the matter been
addressed as a general princi-
ple?
There also will be extra costs;
for example, in implementing
common procedures like cus-
toms management.
How will regional agencies
be funded and will contributions
from CARIFORUM member
states be based on GDP fig-
ures? If so, with the highest
GDP in the region the Bahamas
is likely to be called upon to.
pay disproportionately more.
Assuming the Government has
studied this, will it publish the
figures?
Institutional and legal
reform


Advocates of the EPA claim
that, in order to fulfil its com-
mitments under the agreement,
the Bahamas will be forced to
carry out much needed institu-
tional reform; for example, the
tax system, customs, competi-
tion, public services, etc.
Reform of customs administra-
tion is perhaps the most impor-
tant. A host of new legislation,
including harmonization of laws
with CARIFORUM countries,
will also be required.
Has the cost of all this been
assessed? Mr. Laing has spoken
of an "implementation frame-
work" which addresses these
issues. Will he make this avail-
able in order to reassure the
public that the Government has
the capacity and commitment
to fulfil its obligations in this
respect and to pay for their
implementation? Will he also
provide information about plans
for the "enabling legislation"
which will be required following
signature of the "goods only"
EPA this month?
Conclusion
A cautionary note. The EPA
is entitled as being "between


CARIFORUM states and the
European Community and its
member states". But, although
the Caribbean Regional Nego-
tiating Machinery has led the
way in negotiations, in practice
Caribbean countries will sign it
individually rather than collec-
tively.
The result will be that, in the
event of any dispute, each coun-
try will be at a serious disad-
vantage since it will be pitched
individually against the massive '
resources of the EU.
Have Caribbean negotiators
considered the need to insist
that the region should be able to
speak as one in the settlement
of disputes affecting individual
countries?
The Government should not
underestimate the repercussions
of a "goods-only" EPA in nego-
tiating trade arrangements with
third countries, and it should
now initiate a public debate
about, in particular, its proposed
services offer.
It is important that those
seeking to question the wisdom
of government policy should
not be characterized as being
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$85m lawsuit: Hilton marina


dea


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

$85 million in
damages over
a failed marina
project adja-
cent to the British Colonial
Hilton remains live almost one
year after it was filed, the
resort's owners alleging their
former partner is trying
through the courts to revive a
deal that was "properly termi-
nated".
A mountain of US court doc-
uments obtained by Tribune
Business has allowed this news-
paper for the first time to
reveal the extent of the falling
out between New York-based
Island Global Yachting (IGY)
and its joint venture partners
over their proposed downtown
Nassau marina project.
In its lawsuit, which was filed
with the New York state
Supreme Court in late 2007,
IGY accused the British Colo-
nial Hilton's immediate holding
company, its two main share-


terminated'


* Legal action in New York over terminated $18m sale and downtown Nassau joint venture still going in after almost ne year
* Marina developer claims Hilton's new investor reneged on deal terms in sale 'double cross'
* But investor and Hilton companies claim deal abolished after developer failed to meet own obligations
* Biggest losers downtown Nassau and wider Bahamian economy, unless new JV partner found


holders, and their broker/advis-
er of breaching the agreement
they had for the New York-
based company to acquire a
parcel of land adjacent to the
resort for the project.
IGY is alleging that George
Allen, who was acting as a bro-
ker for the British Colonial
Development Company and its
then-majority shareholder,
PRK Holdings, in attempting
to attract new investment into
the resort, "misrepresented"
the impact a new investor
would have on their joint ven-
ture agreement.
That investor was the Lon-
don and Swiss-based boutique
private equity/investment
house Adurion Capital.
Despite allegedly being assured
by Mr Allen that Adurion


would not seek to alter the
terms and conditions attached
to the marina deal, IGY is


claiming in effect that it was
"double crossed" because that
is exactly what Adurion


allegedly attempted to do.
However, the British Colo-
nial Developmerit Company
and its affiliates, in their June
20, 2008, motion to dismiss the
lawsuit, alleged that the marina
joint venture was terminated
because IGY failed to meet its
obligations and close the deal
by the deadline date.
"The lawsuit is [IGY's]
attempt, after failing to meet
its obligations under the pur-
chase agreement, to revive a
transaction that was properly
terminated," the Hilton com-
panies alleged, "after the expi-
ration of the [final] closing
date."
They further claimed that
IGY had admitted that the
"plans and reports and analy-
ses" it alleged the Hilton com-


panies had "misap -3priated"
actually belonged t. :hem, and
had not supported the "mis-
representation" cl;: n against
Mr Allen.
"Simply put, it i' undisput-
ed and supported the pur-
chase agreement t-at British
Colonial Development Com-
pany was not required to seek
IGY's consent prior to assign-
ing a portion of its corporate
interest to Adurion. IGY's con-
sent was simply unnecessary,"
the Hilton companies alleged.
Meanwhile, US attorneys
acting for PRK Holdings, Adu-
rion and Mr Allen have been
attempting to have the action
thrown out on jurisdictional
grounds, alleging that New
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'Mudda Sik', it's Kafe Kalik! Realtor wage survey


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
AN entrepreneur and his
Yatfners -are plaiining to' ulti-
mately take a true Bahamian
flavour to some 15-20 locations
throughout the south-east US
and Caribbean, having invest-
ed some $6.5 million in their
Kafe Kalik concept to date via
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and Tyrone Nabbie and his
partners are looking to expand
their reach in a controlled man-
ner by capitalizing on their
offering of the very best in
Bahamian cuisine and culture.
"Our plan first is to really
regionalize the concept in the
south-east [US] area," Mr Nab-
bie told Tribune Business. "Our
next target market is either
going to be Tampa or the South
Beach/Fort Lauderdale area.
"We are also in discussions
with Las Vegas right now, as
we have been talking to a prop-
erty there for four months. That
market will be the only excep-
tion at this time if the opportu-
nity looks right for us.
"Our plan is to develop the
concept in a boutique way and,
where appropriate, near the
ocean. It's a cheesecake factory
model. We will just focus on
prime markets, top locations
and not exceed 15-20 stores."
Kafe Kalik Royale is the
brand's fourth restaurant to
open, Mr Nabbie and his part-
ners already possessing two out-
lets in the Bahamas located
at Festival Place in Nassau and
one in Freeport plus another
operation at Orlando's Inter-
national Airport.
The latest restaurant is very
much the flagship location, giv-
en that it has accounted for
almost 50 per cent of the chain's
total investment to date and
employs some 150 staff.

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BAHAMIAN realtors have
described as "total nonsense"
and "total rubbish" the finding
by the Department of Statistics
that their profession is the best-
paid in the Bahamas with an
average annual salary of
$197,800, saying the true figure
is between $25,000-$50,000.
William Wong, the Bahamas
Real Estate Association's
(BREA) president, described
as "total nonsense" the Depart-
ment's occupational wage sur-
vey findings on the real estate
industry, which were released
last week.
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in the US, their average is
around $37,000 a year, and it's
the same in our business or not
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agents that make that kind of
money, but the average agents
make $35,000-$50,000. I don't
know where this is coming
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sense. We have 700 members,
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[ I TI(1III] III IT!134 I BI *J


The Bahamian Stock Market

FINDEX 875.87 (-8.00%) YTD


* By RoyalFidelity Capital
Markets

IT was an active week in the
Bahamian stock market last
week, with investors trading in
10 out of the 24 listed securi-


ties. Of these, one advanced,
three declined and six remained
unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 119.880 shares


changed hands, a substantial
increase of 86.(p(o shares, com-
pared to last week's trading vol-
ume of 33,194 shares.
Consolidated Water Company
Bahamian Depository Receipts
(CWCB) was the only advancer


of the week on a volume of 197
BDRs, rising by $0.02 or 0.79
per cent to end the week at
$2.56.
Commonwealth Bank (CBL)
was volume leader with 30,000
shares, its stock price dropping
by $0.01 to end the week at
$7.37.
Cable Bahamas (CAB) fol-
lowed with 22,050 of its shares
trading, its price ending the
week unchanged at $14.15.
Some 20,000 shares of FAM-
GUARD Corporation Holdings
(FAM) also traded, to end the
week unchanged at $8.06.
The laggard of the week was
J.S. Johnson & Company (JSJ)
on a volume of 2,700 shares, its
price sliding by $0.55 or 4.58 per
cent to end the week at $11.45.
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national (BOB) also declined
this week, with 18,416 shares
trading, its falling by $0.01 to
end the week at a new 52-week
low of $7.64.

BOND MARKET

No notes traded in the
Bahamian market this week.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases
JS Johnson Company (JSJ)
released its unaudited financial
results for the six months ending
on June 30, 2008.
JSJ reported net income of
$3.6 million, down by $887,000
or 19.97 percent, compared to
$4.4 million in the 2007 second
quarter.
Total income fell by $158,000
or 1.1 per cent to $13.3 million,
compared to $13.5 million at
the end of the 2007 second
quarter.
Total expenses increased by
$729,000 or 8.05 per cent to $9.8
million, compared to $9.1 mil-
lion in 2007.
Net premiums earned in the
period of $4.7 million increased
by $233,000 or 5.3 per cent in
comparison to 2007, while insur-
ance expenses of $3.5 million
increased by $415,000 or 13.6
per cent.
Basic earnings per share
declined by 15.22 per cent. to
$0.39, versus $0.46 for the same
six month period in 2007.
JSJ said the decline in growth
is due in part to the sluggish
economy, which caused a reduc-
tion in new business inquires
and a slowdown in the renewals
of existing business.
Additional efforts will be
made to contain costs and
improve efficiencies.

Bahamas Property Fund
The Bahamas Property Fund
(BPF) released its financial
results for the quarter ended
June 30, 2008.
For the quarter, BPF report-
ed rental revenues of $987,500,
while net income was $307,000.


BISX CLOSING CHANGE
SYMBOL PRICE


AML
BBL
BOB
BPF
BSL
BWL
CAB
CBL
CHL
CIB
CWCB
DHS
FAM
FBB
FCC
FCL
FCLB
FIN
IGD
JSJ
PRE


$1.71
$0.89
$7.64
S$11.80
$14.60
$3.49
$14.15
$7.37
$2.85.
$11.70
$2.56
$2.77
$8.06
$2.37
$0.40
$5.25
$1.00
$12.00
.$8.20
$11.45
$10.00


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$-
$-0.01
$-
. $-
$-
$-
$-0.01
$-
$-
$+0.02
'$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-0.55
$-


VOLUME YTD PRICE
CHANGE*


0
0
18,416
0
0
0
22,050
30;000
215
900
197
0
20,000
0
0
5,500
0
19,902
0
2,700
0


3.01%
4.71%
-20.50%
0.00%
0.00%
-4.64%
17.43%
-12.57%
-9.52%
-19.86%
-49.21%
17.87%
11.94%
-10.57%
-48.05%
1.35%
0.00%
-7.34%
13.10%
4.09%
0.00%


DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

Consolidated Water Company BDRs (CWCB) has declared
a.quarterly dividend of $0.013 per share, payable on November
7, 2008, to all shareholders of record date September 30, 2008.

RND Holdings (RND) announced it will be holding its
Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 22,2008, at
6pm at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau, Bahamas.
PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERINGS:
FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced it will be extending the
deadline of its private placement offering. The preferred shares
will be paying a dividend rate of prime + 1.75 per cent, payable
semi-annually.



International Markets


FOREX Rates

CAD$
GBP
EUR


Commodities

Crude Oil
Gold


International Stock Market Index


DJIA
S & P 500
NASDAQ
Nikkei


For the six months ended June
30, 2008, net income was
$870,000, compared to $1.2 mil-
lion for the same period in 2007.
The primary reason for the
change in net income was high-
er expenses during the period,
with other expenses of $497,000
dwarfing the $161,000 in the pri-
or year.
Earnings per share for the six-
month period stood at $0.36, a
decline of $0.13 or 26.53 per
cent from $0.49 for the same
period in 2007.


Weekly %Change

0.8524 -7.80
1.7042 -4.02
1.3408 -2.78


Weekly %Change

$80.42 -13.65
$849.60 +1.14


es:

Weeldy %Change

8,451.19 -18.15
899.22 -18.20
1,649.51 -15.30
8,276.43 -24.33


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RECEIVERSHIP



NASSAU BUILDING

SUPPLIES LIMITED



NOTICE is hereby given that NASSAU BUILD-
IN9 SUPPLIES LIMITED, a company incorporat-
ed under The Companies Act, has on Ihe 7th day
of October, 2008 been placed into recdvership by
the Supreme.Court upon the Ex-Parte Summons
filed on the 16th September, 2008 andbe advised
that JOHN S. BAIN of HLB Galanis Ban has been
appointed the Receiver and Manager of the prop-
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industry concerns


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHE
Business Reporter
PEPSI-Cola Bahamas' deci-
sion to cease manufacturing and
sales/distribution operations in
this nation by December 5,
2008, reflects the company's
own specific problems rather
than industry-wide issues for
the Bahamian bottling industry
as a whole.
Walter Wells, head of
Caribbean Bottling Company,
the Bahamas-based distributor
for Coca-Cola, told Tribune
Business that Pepsi-Cola, and
other before it such as Bacardi
and Aquapure under its former
ownership, all had challenges
that were unique to their indi-
vidual companies and did not
reflect a general industry
malaise.
"There are challenges in the
industry, but I still think that it
is still robust," Mr Wells said.
He explained that the key issue
for bottling companies was vol-
ume.
"You need to produce x
amount of cases a day to break
even, and then whatever you
can produce in excess can be
profit. But, if any circumstance
causes you to not to be able to
produce, then you become
strapped for cash," Mr Wells
said.
He added that another chal-
lenge was the fact that so much
technology is needed to run the
plant, which is also very expen-
sive to install and maintain.
He said he was not familiar
with all the details surrounding
Pepsi-Cola's planned closure
and departure, but could under-
stand how difficult it was to let
employees go, particularly amid
troubling economic times.
"I have told my staff that we
will certainly try to absorb as
many of the displaced'[Pepsi]


workers as we can," the
Caribbean Bottling Company
head said.
Mr Wells said he was not con-
cerned about the future of his
company, because following a
thorough restructuring where
they focused on increasing effi-
ciency and lowering costs, they
were "very comfortable."
Dionisio D'Aguilar, president
of the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce, who also sits on the
Caribbean Bottling Company
Board of Directors, said the
Pepsi-Cola situation showed it
was hard to make money in the
bottling business.
However, he did not think
that the challenges Pepsi-Cola
faced were caused by the cur-
rent economic climate.,He said
Pepsi has been struggling for
quite some time, which makes
the decision not surprising.
"It's very difficult to have a
top-notch commodity, when it
needs a lot of capitalization and
you just don't have the mon-
ey," MIr D'Aguilar said.
Some 75 Bahamians will lose
their jobs when Pepsi-Cola
(Bahamas) ceases manufactur-
ing operations on November 14,
and closes its sales and distrib-
ution operations on December
5, due to ongoing profitability
challenges.
In a release issued by Pepsi-
Cola, Rick Wooten, its senior
vice-president of Caribbean
operations, said: "Probably the
most difficult decision a com-
pany can make is to close an
operation. We understand the
impact such a decision has on
employees and on the island of
the Bahamas, and we're com-
mitted to providing severance
assistance to help those indi-
viduals as they find alternate
. employment."
He explained that the com-
pany will continue to service
Bahamas customers using a


local distributor to deliver and
sell.
Mr Wooten emphasised that
the decision to cease produc-
tion and sales was not a reflec-
tion of the quality or service
provided by the employees
there, but instead that the over-
all business lacks scale to sup-
port continuation of Bahamas-
based manufacturing.
The news comes on the heels
of Bacardi's announcement that
it is also closing its Bahamas
operations by April 2009, plus
the challenges faced by other
distributors, including the for-
mer Caribbean Bottling Com-
pany owners.
The Pepsi-Cola move is again
likely to reignite debate over
whether the Bahamas provides
suitable platform for manufac-
turing operations, given the high
operating cost environment -
especially for electricity, water
and other utilities coupled
with low labour productivity
and other inefficiencies.
Indeed, it would appear as if
Freeport, rather than New
Providence, is fast becoming the
hub for what manufacturing
activity remains in this nation,
with businesses there able to
benefit from the tax advantages
bestowed by the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement.
PepsiAmericas took majority
ownership of Pepsi-Cola
Bahamas in 2001. Despite con-
tinued investments in both
physical and human capital, the
business has not met expecta-
tions for profitability.
Pepsi-Cola Bahamas is a
majority owned subsidiary of
PepsiAmericas, which is the sec-
ond-largest Pepsi bottler with
operations in 19 states, Central
and Eastern Europe including
Ukraine, Romania, Poland,
Hungary, the Czech Republic,
and Republic of Slovakia and
the Caribbean.


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KALIK, from 1B
Speaking to Tribune Business
on the third day after its offi-
cial opening, Mr Nabbie said
patron traffic at Kafe Kalik
Royale was "pretty good; a little
better than expected".
He added: "We're located in
the prime outlets at the end of
International Drive. They're
anticipating about nine million
to 12 million shoppers annually.
We have the anchor restaurant
here, Caf6 Kalik Royale, and
offer the shoppers a true taste
of the Bahamas.
"People love it. We had a
great opening on Friday night.
At least a good 75 per cent of
the customers between the
grand opening and the opening
last Monday came back
between those days and today
[Friday last]. It's gone over
well."
Apart from proving that
Bahamian entrepreneurs and
companies can succeed in over-
seas expansions, and that this
nation's cuisine and cultural
heritage are valuable, mar-
ketable commodities, Mr Nab-
bie and Kafe Kalik have also
been doing their bit to help oth-
er Bahamians succeed.
Kalik beer, Graycliff's cigar
lines, Julie Hoffer's teas and
spices, Junkanoo dolls and oth-
er product lines produced by
Bahamian entrepreneurs are all
carried, exhibited and sold at
Kafe Kalik Royale, exposing
other national successes to for-
eign markets.
"This is carrying and bring-
ing along a few other Bahami-
ans to grow with us," Mr Nab-
bie told Tribune Business.
When asked whether Kafe
Kalik's growth showed that
Bahamian companies could suc-
ceed outside their home mar-
ket, he replied: "I think we're a
perfect example that it can be
done, and in a manner that's
pleasing to the eye and profes-
sional. There's no doubt about
it.
"There's a certain degree of
conservatism that we have as a
culture. We put money under
the mattress, watch it and make
sure we eat every day. It takes a
little bit of risk, a little bit of
guts, but if done correctly the
rewards are there. It's a great
feeling."
Underpinning Mr Nabbie's
success with Kafe Kalik and his
other restaurant businesses,
both in the US .and the
Bahamas, has been the age-old


Bahamian saying 'Mudda Sik'.
In his company's case, it has
been taken to mean much the
same as the staff culture Kerzn-
er International has attempted
to infuse into its employees,
namely: 'Blow the customer
away'. For Kafe Kalik, 'Mudda
Sik' is simply the 'Wow' factor -
wowing customers, suppliers,
employees and the wider com-
munity.
"I think the key is going to
be making sure the people who
we hire, and help us drive the
concept, understand what we
are trying achieve," Mr Nabbie
said. "One element of that is
going to be keeping the authen-
tic element in there alive by hir-
ing Bahamians.
"That's the number one key.
There are some things we have
done with the concept, where
we have taken a certain phrase
from the Bahamas 'Mudda
Sik'. We've taken that and built
a company philosophy out of
that one word.
"'Mudda Sik' is an expression
of excitement, an expression of
teamwork, and expression of
excellence. We created rules
and policies from that, and
'Mudda Sik' our customers, our
employees, our partners, our
community. We create rules for
how we behave internally and
treat each other. That kind of
transcends itself into employee
attitudes and gives a sense that
this is truly Bahamian.
"We're a 'Mudda Sik' com-
pany. Our business is about
people. A lot of it is interlinked
- how people are greeted, how
people are treated. That's the
fundamental perspective going
forward."
Mr Nabbie said some 15 of
Kafe Kalik Royale's current
staff complement were Bahami-
ans, including executive chef
Leo Hall. Although in its ini-
tial stages because Kafe Kalik
was a relatively new concept, at
least in the US, Mr Nabbie said
he was working with the US
Department of Labour "in try-
ing to put together a pro-
gramme where we bring
Bahamians in on an exchange
programme.
"It's very practical for us. We
need a year under our belts, and
then we will have more liberty
to go back and forth. We want
to see if we can get the staff
complement up to 40-50 per
cent Bahamian, if not 100 per
cent. As we hit international
markets,; strong percentage of
Bahamians must be part of the


brand."
Mr Nabbie said the ultimate
goal was for his Bahamian staff,
after one year's employment in
Nassau, to be able to transfer
directly to the Kafe Kalik
restaurants in Florida.
Apart from the Kafe Kalik
Royale staff, Mr Nabbie and his
partners employ some 130 per-
sons at the Bahamas-based
restaurants. Another 75 staff
are employed at Orlando Air-
port, where he also operates
three other chains on a fran-
chise basis including McDon-
ald's and Sbarro's.
Mr Nabbie also operates two
Bennigan's restaurants in
Orlando on a franchise basis,
employing 120 persons, plus the
Outback Steakhouse in Nassau
with another 130 staff.
He told Tribune Business
that the Kafe Kalik concept's
roots could be traced back some
13 years to his background in
the Bahamian hotel and restau-
rant industry, which included a
stint as the Crystal Palace's vice-
president of food and beverage.
Mr Nabbie played a role in
developing restaurant concepts
such as La Grille and Margari-
taville, and saw no reason why
similar ideas could not be orig-
inated and produced by
Bahamians.
"We can do this thing. We
can do it for ourselves," Mr
Nabbie said of his thoughts at
the time. "It's been a pet project
of mine for close to nine years.,
The essence of the concept is
about the culture. It's a true
template of Kalik the sound
that the drums and the cow
bells make."
Although alive to the' poten-
tial alliance with Kalik beer,
which he has exploited, Mr
Nabbie explained that the
restaurant was "an independent
concept by itself", with its own
designs and fascias.
Each Kafe Kalik is different
from the others, Mr Nabbie
describing the Freeport venue
as the 'Express' model, with
Orlando Airport closely fol-
lowing the 'Bar and Grill' con-
cept. The Nassau location was
the 150-seat 'barefoot", casual
dining venue, featuring bright
colours and a menu that fea-
tured "a little of everything".
The Freeport location was
opened five years ago, and
Orlando Airport some two
years ago. Prior to Kafe Kalik
Royale, the Festival Place loca-
tion was the youngest at just
some four months old.


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008, PAGE 5B


I I II- I I II1-EE -'1ll _


Survey


exposes


labour


force's top weaknesses


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHE
Tribune Business
Reporter
WITH the Department of
Labour accepting around 500
applications for work permits a
week, the number of discour-
aged workers should not have
increased by as much as a
recent labor survey has indicat-
ed, the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce's president said.
The latest labour force statis-
tics, which also highlighted that
more than a quarter or 25 per
cent of the Bahamian labour
force has no qualifications,
while not surprising was a sad


Pt'
*.. ~4. ~.,


*1~


ii 'A


, reflection of what is happening
in society, Dionisio D'Aguilar
told Tribune Business.
The number of discouraged
workers those who are not
seeking work because they feel
that will not find it has
increased by 21 per cent from
4,600 in 2007 to 5,795 this year,
which Mr D'Aguilar found sur-
prising considering just how
many work permit applications
are submitted each week.
"That would indicate that
there are a lot of jobs to be had,
if people go out and look for
them," he said.
Mr D'Aguilar said the
Bahamas needs to seriously
address the educational and


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to reach us before October 17, 2008.
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Pictet Bank & Trust Limited

Invites qualified applicants for the following entry level position:-

GENERAL OFFICER ADMINISTRATOR

The successful applicant will report directly to the Senior Trust
Officer in charge of a portfolio of trusts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:-

* Set up of hard copy and electronic files for new trusts.
* File maintenance.
* Scanning trust documentation into the Company's database.
* Carrying out the approved closure process for terminated trusts.
* General clerical responsibilities within the Trust Department.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:-

Prior experience in the trust department of a large bank or in
a law firm would be a distinct advantage.

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ACCEPTED. Please send Resume to:


The Human Resources Manager
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P. 0. Box N-4837
Nassau, Bahamas



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technical skills of its citizens if
the country was to really move
forward, particularly as it relates
to the civil service.
What is more disappointing,
he said, was that many persons
in the Bahamas simply do not
have a positive attitude when it
comes to working; something
that is an even bigger problem
to deal with.
The Superwash owner said


he would prefer to have an
employee with the right attitude
towards learning and on-the-
job service, than to have an
employee with the right training
and the wrong attitude.
According to the Department
of Statistics labour force sur-
vey, just 49 per cent of the
labour force has completed sec-
ondary school and 1 per cent of
the labour is recorded as having


no schooling. Men are the main
contributors to these dismal sta-
tistics.

For thestrie
bhn -te9w 1
rea *Inigh


The following persons are asked to contact
STOR-IT-ALL OF NASSAU, LIMITED
in connection with items left in storage:


* SANDRA FERGUSON-BROWN
SUSAN CULMER
DONNA HIGGS
DAMON CUMMINGS
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CARDELL BODIE


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CRYSTAL GLINTON
TANYA MOLLER
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LOCATED ON LOTS 4 & 5, BLOCK 5
CULBERT'S HILL, WINTON HEIGHTS
PROPERTY COMPRISES 59,395 SQ. FT. OR 1.364 ACRES


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VACANCY
FOR A GENERAL MANAGER
WATER & SEWERAGE CORP ORATION

Under the direction of the Board of Director, this position is charged wih the general
management and coordination of all aspectsof the Water and Severage Corporation's
administrative and technical affairs; ensurethat the business of the Corporation is
conducted on a sound, realisticbasis in accordance with legislation, regulations ad
policies.

Role Specification
Core responsibilities include:

Plannhg and directing the neintenance and development of both business and
operational activities in order to maximizecost savings and growth in line with
overall business stratejes.
Taking action to procure, maintain and inprove physical assets of the Coiporation
including premises, and equipment to standards appropriate for the business
undertake.
Developing and maintaining effietive operating systems and techniques reqIded
to attain maximum utilizathn for computer technology.
Serving external customers, focusingefforts on discoverkig and imeting their
needs.
Contribution to he development of soundbusiness straegies which creates value
for the business.

The job requires wide experience in administration, financial accounting and project
management. Must seek opportunities to helpjtaffdevelop their skills whilst improving
performance in current role, facilitating careprogression or full realisation of potential.

The job holder must be a strategic leadercapable of orchestrating and leading major
cultural change efforts aimed at substa~lly improving the use and pDductivity of
human asrts. Must be a strong advocate ofthe participative management phiksophy
and be capable of pvviding strategic leadership in the corporat-wide transition from
"top-down "management to employeee empowered" pmcesses.

Educational Requirements and Experience

We seek a seasoned Business E.xcutive with a minimum of 10 years senior nmnagen'enti
experience with a degree in Business or Engieering; together with an ABA, MPA or
Professional Accounting qualification.

We offer a highly competitive base salary abng with attractive fringe benefits package.
Candidates with productive management experience and a proven ability to set and meet
corporate objectives should sued resume and salary requirements sealed and marked
private an d confidential to:
Chairman
Water & Sewerage Corporation
P.O. Box N-3905
Nassau, Bahamas


On or before 240 October, 2008


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.F v T....OTBE. R 14 2008 HEITRBNES


union warns Pepsi-Cola


FROM page 1B

tion from the court to prevent
you from transferring your
assets from the country before
the mentioned issues have been
resolved."
When contacted by Tribune
Business, Mr Moss said: "The
only concerns we have are, first,.
that all the non-managerial
employees in there are com-
pensated in accordance with our
agreement and the Employ-
ment Act.
"Some of the primary con-
cerns we have are also to do
with the female employees who
are pregnant, and'who have
been with Pepsi-Cola for 12
months or more, that they
receive full maternity benefits."
Pepsi-Cola (Americas), the
regional parent for the compa-
ny's Bahamas-based manufac-
turing, bottling and sales/distri-
bution operation, announced
late last week that the business
in this nation would cease oper-
ating by December 5,2008, with
the loss of 75 jobs.
Rick Wooten, Pepsi-Cola's
senior vice-president for the
Caribbean. said in a statement
that the Bahamian operation
was unprofitable, and had strug-
gled ever since the Americas


region took over the business
in 2001-2002.
He implied that the relatively
small size of the Bahamian mar-
ket had prevented Pepsi-Cola's
operation from achieving the
scale and volume sales neces-
sary to generate profits, despite
repeated investment in tech-
nology and manpower.
Concerns, though, have been
raised before, notably by trade
union leader and attorney Obie
Ferguson, who is also the BBW-
DU's legal counsel, that
Bahamian employees could be
left exposed and not be paid
and severance pay and benefits
due to them when foreign-
owned companies liquidated
their operations in this nation
and repatriated all assets back
home.
This has happened several
times, and while there is no sug-
gestion it would happen in the
case of Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas),
it appears that Mr Moss and Mr
Ferguson felt strongly enough
to effectively fire 'a warning
shot across the company's
bows'.
Telling Tribune Business that
the number of unresolved
labour disputes with Pepsi-Cola
was "in single digits", Mr Moss
said: "All of the unresolved dis-


Legal Notice

NOTICE


POLDATORM LTD.


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




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


TESSA RESOURCES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 24th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


REDWOOD TREASURES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


putes we have, they must indi-
cate they will settle those dis-
putes before they remove their
liquid assets from the compa-
ny.
"Any failure to resolve these
disputes will result in us asking
the court to prevent them from
removing their assets until these
disputes are resolved. We are
giving them until October 31 to
meet with us and resolve these
things. Maybe we can resolve
them without going to court."
An October 8, 2008, letter,
that was sent to Mr Moss by Mr
Wooten and Rita Weary, Pepsi-
Cola's human resources director
for the Caribbean, gave the
BBWDU advance notice of the
closure decision that was
announced to staff on October
9, 2008.
The Pepsi-Cola executives
wrote: "Pepsi Americas has re-
examined its business strategy
and, as a result, has concluded
that it will cease all operations
in the Bahamas effective
December 5, 2008.
"As a result, all employees
currently represented by the
BBWDU will be rendered
redundant on this date." That is
when the sales and distribution
operation will close, with man-
ufacturing shutting down on
November 14,2008.
Mr Wooten and Ms Weary
said Pepsi-Cola would follow
the provisions in the now-
expired industrial agreement
when it came to the BBWDU
members' notice and redun-
dancy pay, pointing out that
with the company set to close
there was no point in persisting
with the talks on a replacement
agreement.
"At our last meeting .we
informed the union that the


business re-examination was in
process, that it could well
impact bargaining unit employ-
ees and that once a determina-
tion was made we would notify
the union," the two executives
told Mr Moss.
"We also requested that we
delay bargaining negotiations
in light of the business re-exam-
ination, and when this was
declined expressly reserved our
right to modify our bargaining
position once the re-examina-
tion was concluded.
"In this regard, we would
now propose that we simply
agree to continue the expired
collective bargaining agreement
in place through December 5,
2008, rather than negotiate a
new agreement, as no useful
purpose would seem to be
served by negotiating a new
agreement when no employees
will.be covered by it."
The timing of the plant's clo-
sure could not have come at a
worse time, especially for the
75 employees and their fami-
lies, as jobs will be lost just
before Christmas and at a time
when the global economy seems
headed for a prolonged down-
turn.
Mr Moss, though, said he was
not surprised at the closure
announcement, given that Pep-
si-Cola was struggling with its
financial performance through-
out the Caribbean and that the
company was investing more in
the Bahamas than it was
recouping in terms of profit.
"We got involved with that
organisation [Pepsi-Cola] in
2001," Mr Moss recalled. "It
seems to me that the operation
was flawed from the beginning,
primarily because they had 110
employees at that time. In the


Legal Notice

NOTICE


CAMILLA SHIPPING LIMITED


Creditors having debts or claims against the above-
named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned c/o P. 0. Box N-624,
Nassau, Bahamas on or before 18th November, A.D.,
2008. In default thereof they will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 9th day of October, A.D., 2008.

Dayrrl Butler
Liquidator
29 Retirement Road
Nassau, Bahamas




Legal Notice
NOTICE


BRIDGEWATER SLOPES INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 23rd day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


soft drinks industry, that was
not necessary.
"I believe the market here in
the Bahamas is not large
enough to sustain Pepsi-Cola,
Coca-Cola and all the distribu-
tors here in the industry."
Mr Moss described the mood
of Pepsi-Cola employees fol-
lowing the closure announce-
ment as "aggrieved", pointing
out that when the BBWDU first
started representing staff the
company was selling cases
priced at $6.75-$7.50 to retailers.
That price had since almost
doubled to $14 per case, while
staff numbers had been slashed
by near 50 per cent, but still the
operation had trouble being
profitable.
Mr Moss said: "It [the clo-

Legal N
NOT


LUMIN GLOBAL
(In Voluntary


Notice is hereby given
Company is in dissoluti
on the 9th day of Octob
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. C
Bahamas.





ARGOSA C
(Liquid


sure] was something inevitable,.
and waiting to happen because,
of the way they were operating.
They were a high-cost opera-,.
tor, and did not need all the,
management employees, all the
non-management employees.
They started off on the wrong
foot."
The situation, though, had,
sent a warning to Bahamian,,
workers and trade unions every-,,
where. "It is important for peo-
ple to be making a profit, and
that the bottom line is being vis-
ibly improved," Mr Moss said.
"If it isn't, people should'
become concerned because a
company will not be in business
for any period of time if it is not,
getting a reasonable return on ,
their bottom line."

Notice
ICE


L ASSETS LTD.
Liquidation)


that the above named
on, which commenced
er 2008. The Liquidator
O. Box N-7757 Nassau,




3 i

;ORP. INC.
lator)
1,'1


Legal Notice
NOTICE


HIGH MOUNTAIN LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



NOTICE


CAMILA SHIPPING LIMITED

N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CAMILA SHIPPING LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 9th day of
October, 2008 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Dayrri Butler, 29 Retirement
Road, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dated the 9th day of October, A.D., 2008.


HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company



Legal Notice
NOTICE


HEARTLINK DEVELOPMENT INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice

NOTICE

CROSSCOUNTRY INVESTMENT FUND LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that ordnance with Section 137 (8) of
*tM--T1itCffalttnmftl-' tnieS g anies Act 2000 the Dissolution
of CROSSCOUNTRY INVESTMENT FUND LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the 30th day of July.
2008.


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AP GE 6B TUESDAY OCTOBER 2008







THE TRIBUNE


BUSdES


rade dispute fears for


t.he Bahainas on EPA.


A BAHAMIAN economic
think-tank has warned that the
Bahamas could find itself at a
"serious disadvantage" should a
trade dispute arise between it
and the European Union (EU)
over the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA).
The Nassau Institute said that
while the EPA was negotiated
collectively by the Bahamas
and other CARIFORUM
countries via the Caribbean
Regional Negotiating Machin-
ery (CRNM), all would be sign-
ing the agreement as individ-
ual signatories.
This could potentially expose
each of them, the think-tank
warned, to having to defend
themselves individually against
the EU's combined might
should a trade or commercial
dispute arise over the EPA.
'he Nassau Institute warned
th t the Bahamas could be at a
"s :rious disadvantages since it
will be pitched individually
ag iinst the massive resources
of the EU. Have Caribbean
ne otiators considered the need
to nsist that the region should
be able to speak as one in the
se element of disputes affecting
in ividual countries?"
ts recent commentary also
ex )ressed concern about the
El A's Most Favoured Nation
.(N FN) provision, which effec-
ti ely prohibits the Bahamas
and other Caribbean states
fr m offering to others better
tr, de terms and preferences
th n it gives to the EU a non-
dit crimination clause.
'If signatories enter into a
fr e trade agreement (FTA)
wi h a developed country that
gi es more favourable tredt-
m nt than that provided to the
E J under the EPA, they are
ot iged to consult the EU first.
Tl is could interfere with the
Bahamas' ability to enter into
F As with other major trading
co entries as well as the US,"
th Nassau Institute warned.
'A.further consideration is
th t the US, Canada and other
n n-EU trade partners are
ur ikely to accept that the EU
ca expect duty-free access to
th: Bahamas unless they can
dc so as well
'In the case of the US, lead-


ing attorney Brian Moree
argued at a Nassau Institute
seminar on the EPA in June
that, since MFN status meant
no discrimination between
countries, the Bahamas would
have to offer at the time it
negotiated a replacement of the
Caribbean Basin Initiative
(CBI) at least the same trade
preferences and benefits it
offered to the EU.
"In practice, this would mean
that, because the Bahamas' lev-
el of trade with the US was
greater than with the EU, the
starting point in negotiations
would be in his words the
'EU EPA plus'. Given that in
2007 the US exported to the
Bahamas some $2.5 billion
worth 9f goods, the loss to the
latter would be substantial."
Warning tiat'the effects from
signing the EPA would be
"substantial" for both the
Bahamian economy and this
nation's way of life, the Nassau
Institute praised the Govern-
ment for attempting to consult
with industry groups and the
public.
"H46wever, it appears that,
for the most part, the Govern-
ment has not entered into a
genuine consultation about the
fundamental issue of whether
it is in the general interest of
the Bahamas to -sign-an EPA
at all; and many Bahamians'
remain uninformed about its',
likely impact on their lives and
welfare," the Nassau Institute
warned.
"There has been no for-
malised national consultation
involving political parties, the
trades unions, the churches and
the private sector .as a whole.
Instead, the Government has
taken a policy position, in line
with other CARIFORUM
countries, to go along with the
EPA. It has sought to explain
and justify its decision rather
than to debate the overall mer-
its and demerits of the EPA as
far. as the nation.is concerned."
While the Government want-
ed to preserve duty-free market
access to the EU for $90 million
worth of Bahamian exports,
and maintain its present
favourable balance of trade
with EurOpe, the Nassau Insti-


tute said revenues from anoth-
er source would have to replace
the $6 million being given up
on 85 per cent of EU imports
whose tariffs will be eliminated
over a 25-year period.
"To some observers, the ben-
efit to the Bahamas of opening
up the EU's services sector is
illusory since there are few
Bahamian companies or indi-
viduals currently equipped or
ready to compete in an EU
market of 27 countries with
over 400 million people and in
the face of prohibitive costs,
non-tariff barriers, subsidies
and other hurdles," the Nassau
Institute warned.
"It is not yet clear what the
additional cost will be of com-
plying with the EPA obliga-
tions; for example, the creation
of new institutions, regulatory
bodies and laws. The Chamber
of Commerce .stressed recently
the need to build capacity. and
competitiveness, and to develop
new ideas and entrepreneur-
ship. But market access to the
EU's services sector does not
necessarily lead to market pres-
ence."
And the Nassau Institute
added: "Advocates of the EPA
claim that, in order to fulfill its
commitments under the agree-
ment, the Bahamas will be
forced to carry out much-need-
ed institutional reform; for.
example, the tax system, cus-.
toms, competition, public ser-
vices etc. Reform of customs
administration is lierhaps the
most important. A host of new
legislation, including harmoni-
sation of laws with CARIFO-
RUM countries, will also be
required.
"Has the cost of all this been
assessed? Zhivargo Laing has
spoken of an 'implementation
framework' which addresses
these issues. Will he make this
available in order to reassure
the public that the Government
has the capacity and commit-
ment to fulfill its obligations in
this respect and to pay for their
implementation? Will he also
provide information about
plans for the 'enabling legisla-
tion' which will be required fol-
lowing signature of the 'goods
only' EPA this month?"


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National Co-operative

Congress Town Meeting

"The R01ole of Co-operatives in National Development"

October 15, 2008
8:00 P.M. -9:30 P.M.
Hosted by Steve McKinney

LIVE BROADCAST ON 1540 AM

The Department. of Co-operative Development in collaboration
with the Bahamas Co-operative League Limited cordially invites
the general public to attend the National Co-operative Congress
Town Meeting and participate in provocative discussions on the
topic "The Role of Co-operatives In National Development'
Panelists will address issues facing the sector and discuss how
Bahamians can actively participate in the growth and
development of the co-operative sector.


PANELISTS INCLUDE:
-Mr. Ralph Paige Exe
&:L

Mr. Serge Gosselin Des

Mr. Lennie Etienne Chi


Mr. Cordell Knov


Mr. Walter Evans


L..


lives


ecutive Director, Southern Co-op
.and Assistance Fund, USA

sjardins Movement, Canada

airman, Producers Service Council

achers & Salaried Workers
-operative Credit Union Limited


s Bahamas Law Enforcement
Co-operative Credit Union Limited


VENUE:
College of the Bahamas
Culinary & Hospitality Training Institute

UWI Dining Room
Thompson Boulevard & Big Pond Road
For more information call
356-3152/302-0100


aCpAD
ssau Airport
Development Company


TENDERS


Nassau Airvpt Development.Company is pleased to announce the fw tender
associated with the.expansion of the Lynden Pindling InternationalAiport The General
Contractor Package for Tender C-116 Early Civil and Relocations lump sum coriact
includes the following components:

* Tree and site deing, Including removal; mulching and composting of
organic materials.
* Security encing supply and Installation;
S Demoition and disposal of buildings, fences, miscefaneou suct&e*,
debris and equipment;
* Removal and disposal of 2 underground and I above ground kel storage
tanks;
* Removal. and disposal of existing utilies & Installation of new uilty
corridor Including sanitary and communication ductbnk;
* Removal of HMAC roadway by milling and construction of tenpomy
parking lot and contractor aydown. area utlzhing existing pavement and
asphalt milltngs;
* Reloodtion, supply and installation of temporary parking lot ih fng; and
Relocation of existing ?icerator, pump and trash donpactor and removal
end disposal of existing lift station and macerator pit.

Tender Packages cah be picked up after 1:00 pm, on Monday, October 6th.
Tender closing is Tuesday, October 28th at 1:00pm.
There will be a Tender Briefing Wednesday, October 15th. Please RSVP Traci Brsby
by ipm Tuesday, October 14th for briefing location detAils.


Distinguished Lecture Series

This Months Topic:


MRI & Breast Screening
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S1
BAHAMAS SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS
www.bahamasengineers.org



THE BAHAMAS SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND

THE MONTHLY LUNCHEON
on
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Topic:
"ENGINEERING OPPORTUNITY IN
RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES"

GUEST SPEAKER:

Mr. Alisdar Mclean
Vice Prestident, Marketing

Plasco Energy Group
Place: East Villa Restaurant
East Bay Street
TIME: 12:00p.m.
Donation: $25.00 per person
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2008/COM/Bnk/00079

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Commercial Division

BETWEEN

IN THE MATTER OF BAILIWICK
INVESTMENTS&K1D. -

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES
ACT, 1992


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that a Petition
for the winding-up ofthe above-named Company
by the Supreme Court was on the 81 day of
September, A.D., 2008, presented to the said
Court by VENICE BAY HOLDINGS LTD.
whose registered office is situate at Mareva
House, 4 George Street in the City of Nassau in
the Island of New Providence one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

AND that the said Petition is directed to
be heard before the Court at Charlotte House, 2nd
Floor in the City of Nassau aforesaid on Friday
the 31 t of October, A.D., 2008 at 2:30 o'clock in
the afternoon and any Creditor or Contributory of
the said Company desirous to support or oppose
the making of an Order on the said Petition may
appear at the time of the hearing in person or by
his Counsel for.that purpose; and a copy of the
Petition will be furnished by the undersigned
to any Creditor or Contributory of the said
company requiring such copy on payment of the
prescribed charge for the same.


McKINNEY, BANCROFT & HUGHES
Chambers
Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


NOTE:- Any person who intends to appear
on the hearing of the said Petition must serve
c a or send by post to the above-named, Notice
in writing of his intention to do so. The Notice
must state the name and address of the person,
or, if a firm, the name and address of the firm and
must be signed by the person or the firm, or his
or their attorney (if any), and must be served, or
if posted, must be sent by post in sufficient time
to reach the Petitioner or its attorneys not later
than 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the 30h day of
October, A.D., 2008.


Realtor wage survey





findinding 'total nonsense'


FROM page 1B

only on the really high earners
or agents selling for the likes of
Ginn, which generated many
millions in sales revenues before
being hit by the credit crunch
and global downturn. Whether
commissions and basic salaries
were bundled together or treat-
ed separately is another issue.
"It's not me and not my
agents. I say: show me the mon-
ey," said Mr Wong, adding that
he was going to ask his nine
agents attending the office


meeting today to show him that
they were earning what the
Occupational Wage Survey said
they should be.
On the apparent discrepancy
between the industry reality and
the survey, Mr Wong said: "It's
always been a problem; people
not giving accurate information
to the Department of Statistics.
Some people exaggerate, some
people under-report and some
people lie to protect their busi-
ness."
Mike Lightbourn, head of
Coldwell Banker Lightbourn
Realty, agreed with Mr Wong's


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1. -1.51 Abaco M trkta 1 1.71 .00 071 S 0.S0 24.1 S.SO%
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9.88 7.84 Bank of Bahamas 7.84 7.84 0.00 0.643 0.180 11.9 2.09%
0.9 0.8 Bnchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.877 0.020 N/IM 2.28
3.74 3.49 Bhamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.182 0.090 23.0 2.56
2.70 1.95 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.0558 0.040 43.1 1.60%
14.15 11.00 Cable Bahama* 14.15 14.15 0.00 1.080 1.224 0.240 11.6 1.70%
8.15 2.86 Collna Holdings 2.85 2.85 0.00 0.118 0.040 24.2 1.40%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.37 7.37 0.00 0.449 0.300 60.4 4.07%
8.88 1.99 Consolidated Water BDRC 1.99 2.88 0.67 197 0.122 0.082 21.0 2.03%
3.00 2.25 6 Doctor*' Hospital 2.77 2.77 0.00 0.256 0.040 10.8 1.44%
8.10 8.02 Famguard 8.06 8.08 0.00 0.835 0.280 1.1 3.47%
13.01 12.00 FInoo 12.00 12.00 0.00 0.885 0.870 18.0 4.78%
14.66 11.54 FiretCaribbean Bank 11.70 11.70 0.00 0.=82 0.450 17.2 3.85%
8.09 5.05 Fcol (S) 5.25 5.25 0.00 0.388 0.140 13.6 2.687%
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.000 0 0.0 0.00G N/M 0.00%
1.00 0.40 Freeport Concrete 0.40 0.40 0.00 0.035 0.000 11.4 0.00%
8.20 6.0 ICD Utilities 8.20 8.20 0.00 0.407 0.300 20.1 3.88%
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comments, telling Tribune Busi-
ness: "I would guess the average
real estate agent makes $20,000-
$30,000 per year.
"In the US, it's $37,000 a
year. That would be for a full-
time agent, and there are a lot
of part-time agents. It's total
rubbish. They've made a mis-
take in calculating income. They
need to know what the average
agent makes, and there's no
way in hell that's [$197,000] pos-
sible. Agents have to split their
earnings with the office."'
Both Mr Wong and Mr
Lightbourn expressed concern
that the survey's findings might-
give the general public the
incorrect impression that real-
tors earned huge sums of mon-
ey for very little work.
The BREA president said
that agents might close a sale
once every two, three or even
six months, with cashflow issues
a constant concern in a business
where, like all others, fixed costs
and overheads have to be paid.
"We're not making money
hand over fist," he added. "It
takes months and months for a
sale to happen;,and to be in this
business you need some disci-
pline."

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BUSINESSI


He and Mr Lightbourne were
also worried that it might attract&
a sudden influx of new entrants
lured in by the unrealistic wage
figure, only for those people's
expectations to be dashed and
the Bahamian real estate mar-
ket to become overcrowded
with a surplus of agents. 1
Meanwhile, Mr Wong said
the local, Bahamian component
of the real estate market seenn
to be holding" and was doing
"OK", with prices remaining
constant.
"As long as the banks keep .
lending mortgages, we'll be
OK," Mr Wong said. "The only
market showing signs of flexi-
bility is the rental market. You
could negotiate a better lease;
because there's a lot of itemq
on the market."
However, it was a different
story in the international, sec-
ond home market for proper-
ties priced at between $2-$5 mil-
lion, the BREA president said.
Potential buyers were "taking
a second look right now and
holding on to their cash"
because of the global economic
turmoil.
"We had a client come into
town looking to purchase a $6.8
million condo at Ocean Place
on Paradise Island," Mr Wong
recalled. "Then he said to me:
'Sorry, William, I've had to
postpone my trip because of
what's happening on the stock
market.' And he had cash to
spare. Those persons with mon-
ey are holding back."


Position of Accountant

A financial institution seeks an Accountant. Candi-
dates must have at least 3 years experience in ac-
counting in the financial industry with sound knowl-
edge of but not limited to:

* Formulating budgets

* Managing Accounts Receivables and Payables

* Preparation of monthly and annual financial re- '
ports and statements

* Preparation of bank reconciliations and various
general ledger accounts to the sub ledgers
* Co-ordinate the annual audit with external auditors
and preparation of the necessary schedules

* Preparing reports for the regulators

* Must be a team player

* Must possess people skills and be prepared to
interact with members -

* Minimum qualifications: BA in Accounting

Please forward resume before
October 20, 2008 to P. 0. Box N-7544


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that FRANTZ JEAN-BAPTISTE
of KEY WEST STREET, RP.O. BOX GT-128, 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
7TH day of OCTOBER 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.Q.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that RAYMONDE MESIDOR of
#27 EAST AVENUE, 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 7TH day of OCTOBER 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that LORNA PATRICIA ROBINSON
of 54 GAMBLER LOOP, P.O. BOX F-44574 FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, 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 3RD day of
OCTOBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008, PAGE 9B


.THE TRIBUNE I


I -___________BUSINESS__


Kerzner backs





tourism plans


1 By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
! Reporter
i KERZNER International
ully supports the proposals to
devitalise the Bahamian
tourism industry that were out-
lined by tourism minister,.Vin-
sent Vanderpool-Wallace, last
week.
In a statement, Ed Fields,
vice-president of external com-
munication for the Atlantis and
Zone & Only Ocean Club
owner, told Tribune Business:'
tWhile we have not had time
to fully digest the minister's
plan, we are fully supportive
of all and any efforts to


improve and promote our
product."
Mr Fields said that coupled
with the plans to improve ser-
vice and address airlift, Kerzn-
er International wanted to see
attention paid to reducing ener-
gy costs, improving labour pro-
ductivity and improvements to
New Providence's overall
physical appearance as a mat-
ter of urgency. He added: "Giv-
en the current economic envi-
ronment, we need to be aware
that discretionary spending is
going to be seriously impacted
and that we need to have a des-
tination that people view as an
affordable and preferred desti-
nation among all the options
available to them."


Mr Vanderpool-Wallace out-
lined the much-anticipated new
tourism strategy at a press con-
ference last week, saying the
Ministry of Tourism has repri-
oritised its budget to reflect the
most vital areas, including
improvements to the total visi-
tor experience with more tours
and activities.
The plan also calls for
increased airlift and the
rebranding of the Bahamas as
region of islands rather than a
single destination.
The ministry's new strategy
comes during a time when the
hotel industry is suffering from
low occupancy levels and sky-
rocketing expenses due to the
ever-increasing price of oil.


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


IN THE SUPREME COURT


2008


CLE/QUI/00491


Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND
HENRY ALEXANDER DARVILLE AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
ESTATE OF HENRY SAMUEL DARVILLE


NOTICE


ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 62.30 acres referred to as
Parcel "A" being Portion of Original Crown Grant of Marmaduke Wright (D176)
and known as 'WoodHill' situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island
of Long Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the
West bounded by a 15 feet wide road reservation know as Old Crown Road
running thereon Six Hundred Eight-eight and Fifty-five hundredths (688.55)
square feet more or less on the North East bounded by land now or formerly the*
property of Errol Mortimer running thereon One Thousand Four Hundred Eight-
nine and Eight square feet hundredths (1,489.08) more or less on the South
East bounded by land now or formerly the property of Donald Burrows running
thereon Four Hundred Forty-six and Sixty-eight hundredths (446.68) square feet
more or less on the North East bounded by land now or formerly the property of
Donald Burrows running thereon One Thousand Nihe Hundred Ninety-eight and
Nineteen hundredths (1,998.19) square feet more or less on the North bounded
by land now or formerly the property of Donald Burrows running thereon One
Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-seven and Sixty-five hundredths (1,297.65)
square feet more or less on the North 'East bounded by land now or formerly the
property of James Major running thereon Two Hundred Thirty-five and Eighty-
nine hundredths (235.89) square feet more or less on the East bounded by a 20
feet wide Crown Road Reservation and by land now or formerly the property of
J.mes Major and Bishop Herman Dean running thereon One Thousand Eight
Hundred Fifty-six and Fifteen hundredths (1,856.15) square feet more or less on
the South bounded by a 20 feet wide road reservation known as Wood Hill Farm
Road running thereon Four Thousand Twenty-four and Sixty-eight hundredths
(4,024.68) square feet more or less.
AND
ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 57.94 acres referred to as
Parcel "B" being Portion of Original Crown Grant to Lewis Johnson (D-124) and
known as 'WoodHill' situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island of Long
Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the East
bounded by a 20 feet wide Crown Road Reservation and by land now or formerly
the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon Five Hundred Eighty-nine and
Sixteen hundredths (589.16) square feet more or less on the South bounded
by land now or formerly the property of Rufus Mortimer running thereon Two
Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-two and Sixty-three hundredths (2,232.63) square
feet more or less on the South bounded by land now or formerly the property of
Rufus Mortimer running thereon Five Hundred One and Fifty-five hundredths
(501.55) square feet more or less on the South West bounded by land and or
formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running thereon Two Hundred Two
and Thirteen hundredths (202.13) square feet more or less on the South bounded
by land now or formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running thereon
Orne Hundred Ninety-five and Eleven hundredths (195.11) square feet more
or less on the South West bounded by land the property of Macfield Mortilner
running thereon Four Hundred Fifty-three and Seventy-five hundredths (453.75)
square feet more or less on the North West bounded by land now or formerly
the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon One Hundred Ninety-five and
Forty hundredths hundredths (195.40) square feet more or less on the South
West bounded by land now or formerly the property of Macfield Mortimer running*
thereon Two Hundred Seventy-four and Twenty-,ine hundredths (274.29) square
feet more or less on the South East bounded by' land now or formerly the property
of Macfield Mortimer running thereon One Hundled Sixty-seven and Twenty-two
hundredths (167.22) square feet more or less on the South West bounded by
land now or formerly the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon Two
Hundred Sixteen and Sixty-six hundredths (216.66) square feet more or less on
the North West bounded by Vacant Crown Land'running thereon One Thousand
One Hundred Twelve and Sixteen hundredths (1'112.16) square feet more or
less on the North East bounded by a twenty feet wide road reservation known
as Wood Hill Road running thereon One Thousand Eighty-one and Twenty-one
hundredths (1081.29) square feet more or less on the North East bounded by
a twenty feet wide road reservation partly known as Wood Hill Road and partly
known as Wood HiU Farm Road running thereon Three Thousand Nine Hundred
Forty-eight and Forty-nine hundredths (3,948.49) square feet more or less.
AND
ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing 2.09 acres referred to as Parcel
"C" being Portion of Original Crown Grant to Anthony Friar (D-128) .and known
as 'WoodHill' situate in the Settlement of Mortimers on the Island of Long Island
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the South East
bounded by land now or formerly the property of Bishop Herman Dean running
thereon Four Hundred Forty and Forty hundredths (440.40) square feet more
or less on the South West bounded by land now or formerly the property of the
Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon One Hundred Sixteen and Sixty-
five hundredths (116.65) square feet more or less on the South West bounded
by land now or formerly the property of the Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running
thereon Sixty-six and Sixty-nine hundredths (66.69) square feet more or less on
the South West bounded by land ,now or formerly the property of the Estate of
Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon Sixty-one and Fifty-four hundredths (61.54)
square feet more or less on the North West bounded by land now or formerly
the property of the Estate of Jeremiah Mortimer running thereon Two Hundred
Fifty-one and Thirty-three hundredths (251.33) square feet more or less on the
North East by a road reservation known as Old Crown Road and by land now
or formerly the property of Macfield Mortimer running thereon Three Hundred
Sixty-one and Seventeen hundredths (361.17) 'square feet more or less.

Henry Alexander Darville as Personal Representative of the Estate of Henry
Samuel Darville claims to be the owner in fee simple of the said land free
from encumbrances and has made application to the Supreme Court in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas under section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act
A plan of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours in the
following places:
The Registry of the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau;
The Office of the Administrator in Long Island
c) The Chambers of Callenders & Co., One Millars Court, Nassau, The
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Petitioner.
NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower-or right of dower
or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before
the 25th day of November A.D. 2008 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form,
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file
and serve a statement of his claim on or before the said 25th day of November
A.D. 2008 will operate as a bar to such claim.



CALLENDERS & CO.
Chambers
One Millars Court
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


SPICTET
1805




Pictet Bank & Trust Limited



Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-


JUNIOR TR UST OFFICER

REQUIRED SKILLS:-

- Strong organisational skills.
- Ability to function independently but work as part of a team.
- Ability to function in a high volume, high pressure environment.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:-

- Minimum of the STEP Foundation Certificate.
- Sound knowledge of trust drafting, reporting and accounting.
- Ability to read and assimilate complex trust documents.
- Familiarity with the relevant local legislation, particularly the Trustee
Act, 1998 and the Financial Transactions Reporting Act, 2000.
- Working knowledge of legislation in competing jurisdictions.
- Proficiency in. Microsoft Word and Excel.
- At least five (5) years relevant experience in a Private Bank or Trust
Company.
- Knowledge of French or Spanish would be an asset.

ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Please send Resume and two (2) references to:

The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P. 0. Box N-4837
Nassau, Bahamas


Offices in
Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London,
Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Paris, Rome,
Singapore, Tokyo, Turin, Zurich


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PAGE 10B, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008


$85m lawsuit:




Hilton marina




deal 'properly




terminated'


FROM page 1B

York is not the correct venue
for the case to be heard. This
is despite IGY alleging that
New York was chosen as the
primary jurisdiction for settling
any disputes over the joint ven-
ture agreement.
Jurg Gassmann, an Adurion
non-executive director and also
a British Colonial Development
Company director, alleged in a
June 19, 2008, affidavit that
IGY's "consent" for Adurion's
investment was "not required
and, therefore, was never
requested".
Vehemently refuting IGY's
"double-cross" allegation, Mr
Gassmann added: "Moreover,
insofar as I am aware, [IGY]
never granted any consent to
the acquisition." ,.
IGY had alleged that it" had
twice reque's:d an extension to
the closing deadline, firstly to
January 31, 2007, and then until
June 30, 2007, to give the for-
mer PLP government time to
complete Heads of Agreement
negotiations.
But a July 5, 2007, letter sent
by Mr Gassmann in his capaci-
ty as director and secretary of
the British Colonial Develop-
ment Company and its affiliates
said the marina deal was being
terminated because IGY had
-failed to effectuate" the closing
by deadline day. Its $200,000
deposit was being returned.
In their dismissal motion, the
Hilton comp~e~.sa MegJ -th i
IGY htd tfailed-to meet its


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obligations by not securing a
Heads of Agreement, and also
failed to obtain other vital doc-
uments such as a parking lot
management agreement and
plan.
They also claimed IGY failed
to perform by the closing date,
and orally agreed extensions -
such as the ones IGY claimed it
received were not valid under
the terms of the land purchase
agreement, and damaged their
interests.
In its lawsuit, which names
the British Colonial Develop-
ment Company, two affiliated
property companies Ocean
Bay Properties I and Ocean
Bay Properties II PRK Hold-
ings, Adurion Capital and Mr
Allen as defendants, IGY
alleged that the deal involved
"the purchase of waterfront
property owned by the [defen-
dants] adjoining the British
Colonial Hilton in Nassau,
Bahamas, to develop an off-
shore, mixed-use mega yacht
marina and resort development.
"Because the [defendants]
wanted to retain a portion of
the equity interest in the prop-
erty, the purchase agreement
provided that the purchase price
would be comprised of $8 mil-
lion in cash payable by IGY and
a $10 million equity interest in
IGY given to the [defendants]
at closing."
IGY alleged that the pur-
chase agreement was agreed
with the British Colonial Devel-
opment Company on Novem-
ber 7, 2005, and it then began
work on obtaining a Heads of
Agreement for the joint ven-
ture marina from the former
Christie government.
"Nearly $1 million" was spent
by IGY on due diligence, plan-
ning, designs, permitting and
legal costs associated with the
project, and an "approval in
principle" was obtained from
the former PLP government on
December 7, 2006.
However, IGY alleges in its
lawsuit that at about the same
time Adurion's purchase of a
majority stake in the British
Colonial Development Compa-
ny turned up on the scene, it
claimed its approval was
required for Adurion to acquire
some of the rights in the joint
venture deal.
"As the work progressed,
with IGY bearing both the
labouring oar and the expense,
in approximately early Decem-
ber 2006, the defendant sellers
and their agent, Allen, advised
that a majority economic inter-
est and a voting interest in
British Colonial [Development
Company] had been acquired
in some manner by Adurion,"
IGY alleged.
"British Colonial requested
IGY's consent, under the pur-
chase agreement, to assign some
of the sellers' rights under the
purchase agreement to Aduri-
on.
"At this critical stage of the
transaction, which was close to
closing after over an entire
year's worth of work by IGY, to
induce IGY to agree to the
assignment, the sellers and their
agent, Allen, specifically repre-
sented to IGY that Adurion
would stand by the transaction
as already agreed upon, and
would not block the closing or
try to renegotiate the deal.
"Allen and the sellers led
IGY to believe that the trans-
action would proceed to clos-
ing, and that Adurion would not
fail to honour the agreements
previously agreed upon by the
sellers. However, as soon as
Adurion acquired its interest,
it immediately began to attempt
to renegotiate the terms that
had been agreed pursuant to
the purchase agreement, includ-
ing the sale price, various oblig-
ations and management rights."
IGY alleged that Adurion,
"evidently believing that the
sellers should get a better deal


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than that already agreed to in
writing," attempted to alter tile
shareholder agreement for the
joint venture marina project -
something that ultimately led
to its collapse.
The New York-based com-
pany, well-known for develop-
ing five-star resort/marina prop-
erties throughout the
Caribbean, said the marina deal
could not close because with-
out a shareholder agreement it
would be unable to obtain a
Heads of Agreement with the
Government.
The Government needed
"evidence that [the joint ven-
ture entity] would be the right-
ful owner of the property"
before it would approve the
project and grant a seabed
lease.
When contacted by Tribune
Business, Andrew Farkas,
IGY's chairman and chief exec-
utive, although surprised this
newspaper had obtained the
documents, confirmed that the
legal action was still live. He
said: "It's before the courts."
When asked whether he
would consider alternative sites
in the Bahamas for such a pro-
ject, Mr Farkas replied: "I'm
always looking."
Arguably the biggest losers
from this situation, apart from
the British Colonial Hilton, are
downtown Nassau and the
wider Bahamian economy. The
IGY/British Colonial project
could have been a key compo-
hent of the Bay Street/down-
town Nassau redevelopment
plans, and might still be if Adu-
rion can find another joint ven-
ture partner to replace IGY -
albeit after several years have
been lost.
An economic impact study
for the IGY development had
projected that it would create
700 permanent full-time jobs
and a further 400 indirect per-
manent jobs for Bahamians if
it had been completed on land
immediately to the west of the
Hilton, next to the Western
Esplanade.
The project was also project-
ed to create 200-250 full-time
jobs in the construction phase,
and have a total economic
impact of $222.8 million over a
20-year period something that
would have been very handy if
it had already got going in the
current economic climate.
When completed, the joint
venture was scheduled to have a
72-slip marina, 200-unit condo-
hotel, 24 beachfront villas and
other office, retail, residential
and parking areas. According
to plans obtained by Tribune
Business, it would have includ-
ed 20,000 square feet of marina
retail space; 25,000 square feet
of general retail space; 35,000
square feet of office space; 375
parking units and 140-180 resi-
dential units bordering Bay
Street.
And it is possible that the
Bahamas may have also lost
IGY as a potential investor.
Claiming it had been "irrepara-
bly harmed" in its $85 million
damages claim, the lawsuit said:
"The property on which the
marina and resort were to be
.developed is unique, and it is
on information and belief the
only viable site for IGY for such
a project on the island of New
Providence, the Bahamas."
The Hilton project's failure
"minimizes IGY's ability to
develop a marina on a differ-
ent parcel of land. As set forth
above, the Bahamian govern-
ment was not initially inclined
to approve one marina, let
alone two.
"In any event, Nassau is a
small island and the market and
Nassau cannot support an infi-
nite number of such projects.
Any new development would
require IGY to engage in the
same process to obtain a Heads
of Agreement, and the same
officials within government who
worked on this transaction with
IGY might consider that IGY
does not have the ability or
intention to complete an alter-
native marina development due
to the failure to complete this
transaction."
IGY also alleged that its work
might be used to develop the
Hilton marina project with a
different investor.


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Expo to feature a
fashion show, a
special seminar, a
live broadcast of
Kirk Johnson's
'Matters of the
.Heart' on ZNS, as,
wella-individual
counselling
sessions.


"You must find
out the needs of
your partner,
and make an
outline of where
you expect your
lfe to be in five
years, 10 years,
20 years."

Ted Sealy


* By LISA LAWLOR

PERHAPS putting their wisdom to
the test, the principals of Marriage
Keepers husband and wife team Ted and
Sandra Sealy, will host a live wedding
between Kristina Major and Antonio
Williams, both products of the Sealys' pre-
marriage classes, during their upcoming
expo Marriage Extravaganza: A Lovers
Journey, Sunday, October 19 at the Wyn-
dham Nassau Resort at 12pm.
The upcoming expo will also feature a
fashion sh6w, displaying bridal gowns from
three Bahamas-based stores including
Classic Formal Wear, a special seminar, a
live broadcast of Kirk
Johnson's "Matters of
the Heart" on ZNS, as
go presents well as individual coun-
)S I selling sessions.
The what message are
arriage the counsellors, who
themselves have been
vaganza married for 35 years,
sending to the public
? with this "wedding
A'fonrreV extravaganza"? It's all
elOU 'y about love...and learn-
.... eatua i ing about the other
person, the two say.
Love is the basis of
any union between
two people. But in
this, there is a
requirement of
learning about each
other's past, present
and future. The
Sealys advice is to be
sure to get pre-marital education in the
form of seminars (like the one next
Sunday), books, counselling and
classes at The Marriage Institute
before marriage.
"You must learn the unique-
ness of your partner," Mrs Sealy .
cautioned. "Learn their needs,
discuss each of your roles in the
marriage, responsibilities, deci-
sion making policies, history of
in-laws, finances and sex."
Pointing to the horrifying sta-
tistic that the majority of people
don't truly know who it is they're '.
marrying before the big day, Mrs '
Sealy told Tribune Woman that
individuals must know the intimate
details of their partner's life; is your '
partner an early or late riser? Does
she eat breakfast? What kind of
toilet paper does he use? Does
she hang up her towel after each
use? Does he leave it on the
floor?
These are all tiny, minuscule


details of the everyday affairs we each deal
with and after marriage those everyday
affairs will include two people. Repeated-
ly asking your partner to put away the
dishes may seem like a small thing now,
but Mrs Sealy said these issues are magni-
fied 200 per cent after marriage.
And the Sealys are very upfront with
their clients. If they don't believe you're
ready or at a good point in your life to
unite, the counsellors will advise against
marriage at this time.
Many people get really excited about
the wedding, but after all this is only a one
day.event. "And what happens after that?"
Mrs Sealy said. Do you plan on keeping all
your money in your own bank account or
getting a joint account? Do you expect
him to cook seven days a week? How do
you communicate? Are you the talker,
constantly cutting off your partner? Or do
you feel you're always making sacrifices for
your partner?
"You must find out the needs of your
partner, and .make an outline of where
you expect your life to be in five years, 10
years, 20 years," she said.
These are all hard questions and issues
to deal with, but if you're thinking of join-
ing your life with another human being,
you must find answers now, rather than
six months into the marriage.
The Sealys have been with The Mar-
riage Keepers organisation a non-affili-
ated, public organisation that offers coun-
selling regardless of religion, age or race -
for 10 years as licensed marriage officers.
The organisation also


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It's your life; who's in control?


* By MICHELLE M MILLER, CC

Life, until you take ownership of, you
cannot take control over.
Michelle M Miller


NO MATTER how we think we have
things under control, something quickly
happens that seemingly causes us to lose
it. These interruptions changes that
are in many ways a natural part of life are
still met with very little confidence or
preparation.
With all of the economic upheaval in
the atmosphere, many are stricken by
anxiety; believing that being in control
speaks to having immediate answers to
life's ever-changing challenges. But real
control is not about having instantaneous
control over what happens. The power
comes from your willingness to control
how you respond to what happens. The
operative word here is respond not react.
Simply put; stuff always happen its
called life! You however, have been giv-
en full authority and power over your
life, the question is what does this mean
to you?
Ultimately, the degree to which you
see yourself as a "victim of" or "victorious
over" circumstances depends on your
understanding of your personal power.
Too many are too quick to outsource
their power; believing that power is exter-
nal. This relegates many to the role of
victim rather than being victorious.


Control the things you can
The Serenity Prayer persuades that we
accept the things that we cannot change,
and change the things we can. This same


truth applies to controlling the things that
we can,
Your strongest point of control has to
do with you your behaviour, habits, atti-
tudes, beliefs etc. The most challenging
part of any adversity is not the adversity
itself, but the courage to pick yourself
up, dust yourself off and move forward.
While this may not be an easy step, it is
doable if you accept personal responsi-
bility for your life and your power. The
real power is knowing that you have the
power.

Get in the driver seat
Sitting in the driver seat, speeding down
the free-way of life is an empowering,
liberating feeling. And after driving a
while you soon become a better navigator


of the road, confidently averting the ditch-
es and detours you encounter.
But even as a skilled driver, if you allow
yourself to become preoccupied with
imminent detours or ditches, you will
become overwhelmed and afraid doubt-
ing your own ability to handle such chal-
lenges.
You must therefore come to a sense
of knowing that regardless of the chang-
ing signs along the road, you are in con-
trol and you have the confidence to ade-
quately respond to life's changing course.

Final thoughts...
Whether you believe it or not, hitching
a ride on the passenger side will keep
you separated from the driver's seat of
your life that is powerless and out of
control.
Remember, unless you find the courage
to control the things that you can, you
will not find the courage to 'accept the
things that you cannot control.
Taking ownership of your life gives you
the power to control the way in which
you respond to life. At the end of the
day, it is your life; you are ultimately in
control and you can always make some-
thing better happen.


For your personal copy of the booklet
'52 Ways To SkyRocket Your
Success Booklet' visit www.coachme-
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Questions/Comments are welcome
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FROM page one

teaches seminars in conjunc-
tion with Bahamas Faith Min-
istries International.
If you are planning to
become married, Mrs Sealy
recommends starting pre-mar-
ital classes a year before the
marriage date, ideally. She
advises against being engaged
for only a short time before
the wedding, "what's the
rush? You have the rest of
your lives together," she said.
She also advises against
"practice living together"


Marriage

because this is an affront to
the sanctity of marriage. Mrs
Sealy said that far too many
people take marriage too
lightly, treating it like a
microwave or television. If it
isn't working, you can't just
buy another one.
"Most issues are developed
over weeks or months until
you finally reach your boiling
point. Once you're in coun-
selling, you can't expect a
quick fix, but must give the
problem time to be worked


out between the two part-
ners," Mrs Sealy said.
Other information you must
know on your partner? Par-
ents, in-laws, habits of their
home that came from parents.
If your fiance doesn't like the
way his parents interacted, it's
possible this will play out in
your relationship, whether it
be aggressive abuse or passive
acceptance.
"Mrs Sealy told Tribune
Woman that we're all differ-
ent, we're socialized differ-
ently and we can't generalize
marriage rules. A lot of the
everyday, mundane activities


and experiences we all go
through will test a person's
temperament. So how does
your partner deal with their
problems?
In an effort to support the
development of healthy
Bahamian marriages, the
Sealys also host marriage
weeks throughout the year.
They also hold seminars and
meetings, have family get-
togethers, and cruises.


*' For mbre info.rmariniil', '
the Marriage Eirtraiiagazi
call 356-7712. -'I '- '"


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for children and adolescents


Provided by Adelma Penn,
Camelta Barnes and Shandera
Smith, nutritionists from the
Department of Public
Health/Ministry of Health

G OOD nutrition is the
basis for good health.
We enjoy and lead healthier
lives when we learn and prac-
tice healthy eating especially
when we begin doing it early
in our lives.
Children and adolescents are
in a growing phase and it is
essential that they receive ade-
quate nutrition to facilitate and
maintain healthy growth.
Younger children, under 10,
need lesser servings of food
while adolescents, 10 19, need
more. These servings should be
spread throughout the day dur-
ing regular meal times. Addi-
tionally, males usually need
more food than females. Their
energy intake will also vary
based on their activity level.
The more active they are, the
more energy they need.
Please note that
toddlers/preschoolers would
need about half the amount of
servings of foods needed for
children less than 10 years,
We advise and encourage
youto prepare three balanced
meals for your child/children
everyday at regular times. But
just what are balanced meals?
A balanced meal is one that
has food from each food group
provided in the right propor-
tions. This means it must
include adequate carbohy-
drates, protein, fat, vitamins
and minerals, fibre and water.
Here are some general
guidelines:

CARBOHYDRATES/STARCHES
(bread, rice, cereal, pasta, potato,
cassava, crackers etc)
This group should form the
basis of our diet. They provide
energy, fibre, vitamins and min-
erals. Try to include more
whole grains like oats, whole
wheat bread and brown rice.
Children need about 4 5 serv-
ings while adolescents need
about 5 7 servings daily. A
serving is:
1 slice of bread
1/2 hotdog, hamburger bun,
English muffin
8 animal crackers
3 graham crackers
*1 small piece of cornbread,
banana bread
1/2 cup of cooked cereal, rice,
grits, pasta, macaroni, spaghet-
ti,
sweet potato, corn, mashed
potato, plantain
3 oz potatoes
*1 ounce of ready-to-eat cereal

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
These contain vitamins, min-
erals and fibre. Children need
about 2. 3 servings of vegeta-
bles and 1 2 servings of fruits
daily.
On the other hand, adoles-
cents need about 3 4 servings
of vegetables and 2 3 servings
of fruit daily. They need to eat
a variety of fruits and vegeta-
bles. Try to include a vegetable
or fruit with vitamins C and A
like oranges ani carrots. A
serving is:
1/2 cup non leaty vegetables
like carrots
1 cup leafy vegetables like let-
tuce
1 medium orange, apple,
or banana (size ofa tennis ball) *
1/2 grapefruit
1 cup of juice
1/4 cup raisins
.17 small grapes. 10
large grapes
1 cup cubed/1 slice melons
(cantaloupe, watermelon)


MEAT, POULTRY, FISH,
EGGS, BEANS, PEAS AND
MEAT ALTERNATIVES
These foods provide a signif-
icant amount of proteins need-
ed for energy, building muscle
mass and bones and for pro-
tecting against disease.
These foods also have iron
and lots of other important
nutrients.
Eat more poultry and fish
rather than red meats. Children
need 3 4 servings daily and
adolescents need 5 6 servings
daily. A serving is:
1 ounce of lean cooked meat,
poultry, or fish
1 medium egg
1/2 cup of cooked dry beans
or peas
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
A small handful of nuts

DAIRY PRODUCTS
These are filled with calci-
um, Vitamin A, riboflavin and
protein. Choose low fat milk
and yogurt. Children need at
least two servings of milk and
cheese every day while adoles-
cents need about three serv-
ings daily. A serving is:
**1 'cup of buttermilk or whole
milk,-
1/2 -1 ounce of cheese
*1 cup of yogurt

WATER
Children and adolescents
need to be well hydrated, espe-
cially if they are very active. It
also keeps their immune sys-
tem healthy. Ensure that they
have about 5 8 eight-ounce
cups everyday.

FAT- BUTTER, MARGARINE, MAYONNAISE,
COOKING OIL; SALT-TABLE SALT, SALTED
FOODS, AND SUGAR CANDIES, COOKIES
We encourage you to choose
and teach your children to
choose foods that are low in
fat, salt and sugar. Try to
include more plant oils corn,
olive, canola etc in your diet:
Use cooking methods that
require little or no fat such as
baking and steaming. Use more
herbs as seasonings and satisfy
your sweet tooth with dried
fruits.

A SPECIAL WORD
ON "JUNK" FOODS
While these foods don't con-
tribute a lot of nutrients, they
are a favourite for many chil-
dren and adults too! You don't
have to completely eliminate
them from your child's diet, but
don't make it an everyday part
of their diet, maybe once or
twice per week.
Here are some additional tips
or ways to involve your
child/children in developing
healthy eating and lifestyle
practices:
As they get older involve
them more in shopping for
food. Teach them how to select
more nutritious foods by read-
ing labels, how to choose fresh
foods by checking for expira-
tion dates and examining fruits
and vegetables.
Involve them in meal plan-
ning and food preparation. Let
them choose a recipe for a meal
two or more times a week.
Don't use food as a reward
or punishment.
Show your children that
you enjoy eating fruit and veg-
etables. They learn more from
what you do rather than what
you say.

Have as many meals
together in a relaxed setting as
much as possible.
We really want our children


to grow up to be intelligent,
strong and healthy adults.
The foundation we lay for
them now determines whether
we will have a healthy genera-
tion or a sickly one.


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W O A N


Choosing sunglasses for your kids ''th'"with
O S!..;:. *" in' I' *. unssesu/ rsiPelh nnr h


DID you ever notice how cute kids

D 'look in sunglasses? Believe it or
not sunglasses may save their skin
and eyes later in life by blocking the
sun's powerful ultraviolet rays (UVR).

Children under age 10 ar* at recommended by a doctor, plas-
high risk for skin and eye dm4i n tic is safer.
age from ultraviolet rays. T&le S. Frames should be bendable
skin on their yelids and around .but'unbreakable.
their eyes is more deliiate. and 6. Ensure the glasses fit snug-
vulnerable than adult skin. It is ly, close.to the face.
also suggested that untii .aht it 7. Let the kids choose. You
age 10 the lens of a child's eye is are not the one who has to wear
riot as opaque as an adult's thus the glasses. Children especial-
allowing greater solar penetra- ly older kids and teens are like-
tion and greater UVR induced' .her to wear them if they get to
ocularchanges.. select them.
UVR exposure cais.es 90 per .8. Check to see that the lens-
cent of all skin cancers. In addiy es are, not scratched or warped
tion, retinal exposure to UVR 'or have any other flaws that can"
is associated with cataracts anid diktoit vision. Remember very
macular degeneration, which are, youngg children may not know
both causes of visual impair-.- how. to check to see if there are
ment.,UVR damage-builds over a .y abnormalities so it is up to
time, so the sooner you &tart .. youto check.
protecting your children's eyes 9.Double up sunglasses only
from the sun, the lower their block rays that come directly
risk will be of ever developing through the lenses. The skin
future eye problems. ., .totnd the eyes remains vul-
Good sunglasses.,prptectvboth' notable' to rays entering from
the skin arouiad the, eye ard the the sides or top or that are
eye itself. While chidrenaiider, elected upwards off snow, sand
six months should ,goth. f W a-ter. Wearing a wide
exposed to the sui;, oncthiey brimnied.hat blocks out the
reach six nionths they should sun's rays from above and the
wear sunglasses outside. It they sices while shielding the face
require-prescription glassed, they and neck.
should also wear prescription '-.Seeking the shade during the
sunglasses. ', ours,of 10am and 4pm also
Keep the followii .rulei i. p'rovi@4 another level of pro-.
mind when buying$ sunglasses ,.ection.
for your children. W, need to teach children
S e: ,,early on the importance of
F1. Find tats blck 99' w ring sutinglasses. Just as we
100 per cent of both UVA W iii teah them to brush their teeth,
UVB rays of the Ma. Buy ones, wash their hands before eating
that indicate the'percentageof 'and wearing seat belts, so to
UVR protection they provide.' ., lst they learn the need to
2. TIie more skin covered, ihe, wear sunglasses and thus prac-
better, so look for large wrap" lticet good .habits that last their
around styles. .,. lifetime.
es kids run,p fa and e .o...t.,.........." .:'""."..........................
objects all the time at alarinj '
speeds. Their sunglasses hold If you have any questions
match this active lifestyle. Find please do not hesitate to con-
impact resistant, scratch proof tadt Dr Richelle Knowles at
lenses that don't pop out of the QOlde Town Mall, Sandyport
frames. 327-8718/9 or email at
4. Avoid glass leases unless drknowlesl@hotmail.com.


WE NEED to
teach children
early on the
importance of
wearing sun-
glasses.


PICTURED from left are Chris Lloyd, operations manager,
BASRA; Richard Parker, vice commodore, BASRA; Michele
Rassin, vice president operations, Doctors Hospital; and
Charles Sealy, chief executive officer, Doctors Hospital.


-- -/lillcitupralbici Gru


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IF you are pregnant, one of
the best things you can do for
yourself and your baby is to see
a doctor of chiropractic. Yes,
chiropractic adjustments are
safe during pregnancy. Doctors
of chiropractic make alterations
in technique and patient posi-
tioning to accommodate for the
increase in belly and breast size.
Many chiropractic adjusting
tables are specially designed
with abdominal pieces that
'drop-away', allowing pregnant
woman to lay face down.
During pregnancy, a women's
body secretes hormones that
help to relax her ligaments.
Without these hormones, her
pelvis would not expand enough
to allow the birth of the baby.
When you add the increase in
weight, shift in centre of gravity
and the change in biomechanics
- due to the weight all out in
front it is no wonder that preg-
nant women are prone to back
pain.
Most often, during pregnancy,
low back pain is a result of ver-
tebral subluxations and muscle
spasm. A vertebral subluxation
is the misalignment of a bone in
your spine. Subluxations cause
muscle spasms and stress on the
spine which causes postural dis-
tortions which in turn affect
nerves, muscles, and mobility of
joints. Gentle chiropractic
adjustments help ease the low
back pain and keep your body -
nerves, muscles, organs, etc -
functioning at their optimum.
Low back pain is the most
common reason that pregnant
women seek chiropractic care.
The degree of pain ranges from
barely noticeable to debilitating,
with stabbing or shooting pain
into the legs and buttocks. Pain
in the mid-back becomes more
frequent as the breasts become
denser from milk gland produc-
tion. Fluxes of hormones also
contribute to headache occur-
rence.
Women who suffer migraines
and were taking medication pri-
or to becoming pregnant often
look to chiropractic for relief,
since they can no longer take
the medication. Many patients
actually find that the adjust-
ments are more effective than
the medications.
Aside from 'symptom relief',
receiving chiropractic care dur-
.ing pregnancy has other benefits
to mother, baby and upcoming
labour. The uterus is supported
by ligaments that attach to the
pelvis. If the bones in your
pelvis are subluxated, it can put
tension on those ligaments. This
can cause a decrease in space in
the uterus, as well as in the
pelvis ring.
It is important to ensure that
the pelvis is aligned properly to
allow optimal opening during
labour. Women who have
undergone chiropractic adjust-
ments during their pregnancy
report that labour is easier and
less stressful on their bodies.
Many side effects of pregnan-
cy can be reduced with chiro-
practic adjustments low back
pain, .leg cramps, mid-back pain,
neck pain, headaches, carpal
tunnel symptoms, and even nau-
sea.
Don't just grin and bear it,
find a chiropractor who is
trained in caring for pregnant
women and start enjoying your
pregnancy. Chiropractic care
through pregnancy is not only
safe, it is essential.

Susan Donald is a doctor
of chiropractic at the Life Chiro-
practic Centre. For more infor-
mation please call 393-2774.


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OOT crops contain some
of the most popular of all
vegetables. In Europe,
gardeners and farmers would grow
plenty of root crops in autumn and
then bury them in straw below
ground and cover } with soil to
protect them from i, Preserved
this way root crops would provide
sustenance through, to spring.


HERE in the Bahamas we do not have
to worry about surviving the winter
months but we can still take advantage
of the keeping qualities of root crops.
Most.can be harvested and then kept in
the refrigerator for several weeks or until
needed.
Instead of growing root crops in rows, I
prefer to set them out in blocks, or grids,
leaving enough room for each to develop
properly. This saves a lot of space and
increases your garden output.
Beets are popular in the Bahamas but
there is a .very big difference between
canned beets and those we grow and bake
or boil ourselves. Beets should be picked
while they are a little short of maturity, at
the stage when all the sugars have devel-
oped but no fibre has developed. Plant
beets, every .four to six weeks for a con-
tinuous supply.
Beet seeds are contained within a knob-
bly capsule' so thinning out is necessary
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once the seedlings are established. Plant
the capsules four inches apart in a grid
and keep them well watered to ensure
quick germination. Beets are not heavy
feeders but appreciate compost or com-
mercial cow manure mixed into the soil.
They are a 90-day crop but can be pulled
after 60-70 days. Detroit Dark Red is the
standard variety.
King of the root crops is the carrot. Car-
rots come in all sorts of shapes besides
the traditional taper. Chantenay is a very
popular variety, medium-sized and tor-
pedo-shaped, often with a red core.
Nantes varieties are almost cylindrical
and give good value. If size matters to
you, try an -Imperator variety. These are
the largest of all and have the traditional
carrot tapering.
Carrots can be grown in a grid two-inch-
es apart (three inches for Imperator) in
soil that has not been recently composted.
Fresh compost encourages the carrots to


fork and develop side roots. Mature com-
post from a previous growing season will
not affect the -carrots. The sandier the
soil, the better your carrots will grow.
I usually only grow two sets of carrots
each winter: one in October, the next in
January. Carrots keep so well both in
the ground and in the refrigerator that
the pulling.time is not critical.
Kohlrabi is a cabbage/turnip cross that
some people may not consider a root crop
because it grows mainly above ground.
Sow the seeds six-inches apart in a grid
and keep them watered well. Kohlrabi
likes plenty of cow manure and fertilizer
and produces quickly, often in 60 days:
A rutabaga is also a cabbage/turnip
cross but has very different characteristics
- much more like turnip than cabbage but
still much milder in taste than a turnip. Of
all the root crops, rutabaga is the easiest
'to grow ', .....; e:e '*-
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so are candidates to be grown in rows
rather than grids. Rutabagas can be stored
for weeks once they are harvested so you
may only need one or two crops during
the fall/winter growing season.
Turnips also should be grown in rows. It
is important that turnips always have
moist soil because the slightest drought
will turn them bitter. Turnips can grow
to be very large but have the best flavour
when golf ball size.
Both turnips and beets provide us with
a leaf crop as well. The foliage from
turnips and beets is often more highly
prized than the roots. Steam them lightly
and add butter.
Irish potatoes should fit into this cate-
gory but because their cultivation is com-
pletely different we will consider them
separately at a later date.


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September 25, 2008.


The Museum is located on Bay Street at 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-AMMC, a division of The Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, in observance
of National Literacy Month, celebrated in
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together (7)
5 A capital position to be in
(5)
8 Person transported by
Dad's cooked greens (9)
9 She's a bit of a harridan
(3)
10 Very popular winter sports
range (4)
12 More safe somehow, but
still terrifying (8)
14 Country song about a
sailor (6)
15 Service charge (6)
17 How, initially, ownership
may be established (8)
18 Golfing association (4)
21 I follow the Spanish priest
(3)
22 Hawaiian garland no doubt
put together without haste
? (9)
24 Very distant until
now (2,3)
25 One in charge is possibly
a German (7)

Yesterday's Cryptic Soluti
Across: 1 Spaniard, 5 Pour, 9 Cro
10 Marines, 11 Single-handed, 13
August, 14 Strain, 17 Straightened
Resolve, 21 Adage, 22 Yard, 23
Weakness.
Down: 1 Sack, 2 Adoring, 3
Indigestible, 4 Rimmed, 6 Owned,
Resident, 8 Break the bank, 12
Passer-by, 15 Average, 16 Cheese
18 Riser, 19 Less.


Down
1 Hybrid ape is brown (5)
2 A ship that carries goods
overland (3)
3 A knotty problem for the
ship's navigator? (4)
4 Its victim gets the point (6)
5 They are empowered to go
over our heads (8)
6 Ideal trio to arrange daily
work (9)
7 Sharpshooter employed in
the rigging (4-3)
11 Simple enough difference
of opinion, but he goes to
court (9)
13 Unusual individual (8)
14 No object in bothering
Melissa (7)
16 Elementary meal prepared
to give inside information
(6)
19 A customer or one of the
staff (5)
20 Rising old city in complete
collapse (4)
23 Thing laid on the table for
breakfast, maybe (3)


Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Ancestry, 5 Plea, 9
Throb, 10 Dynamic, 11 Off the
record, 13 Ruling, 1,4 Slogan, 17
Multiplicity, 20 Recital, 21 Ivory, 22
Nile, 23 Eminence.
Down: 1 Anti, 2 Careful, 3
Substantiate, 4 Redden, 6 Limbo, 7
Accident, 8 On reflection, 12
Trimaran, 15 Get down, 16 Slalom,
18 Local, 19 Type.


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Across
1 Conspicuous (7)
5 Bracing (5)
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the eye (9)
9 Hole in the ground
(3)
10 Be short of (4)
12 Brass wind instru-
ment (8)
14 Call to appear (6)
15 Production (6)
17 Interim (8)
18 Centre of target (4)
21 Boy (3)
22 Indifferent (9)
24 Hazardous (5)
25 Oppressive use of
power (7)


Down
1 Inventor of dynamite
(5)
2 A beverage (3)
3 The two (4)
4 Strain (6)
5 Discoverer of the
New World (8)
6 On the spur of the
moment (9)
7 Tolerant (7)
11 Amphibious raiding
troops (9)
13 Exact opposite (8)
14 Alike (7)
16 Collision (6)
19 Fortunate (5)
20 Burn partially (4)
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and there must be at least one
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becket


Test Your Play


1. You are declarer with the West
hand at Six Spades, and North leads
the jack of diamonds. Assuming the
missing trumps are divided 2-1, how
would you play the hand?
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hand at Four lHearts, and North leads
the queen of spades. How would you
play the hand?
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1. Win the diamond with the king,
cash the A-K of trumps, lead a low
heart to your king and a heart hack to
dumnny's ace. If the qucen of hearts
appears on the first or second round
of the suit, yot have 13 tricks. Ifthe
queen does not appear and the hearts
are divided 3-2, you still make all the
tricks by discarding the jack of hearts
on the ace of diamonds, ruling a
heart and returning to dunmmny with a
Irump to discard both your clubs on
the 10-7 of hearts:
Finally, if it turns out that either
defender started with the Q-x-x-x of'


hearts, discard your jack of hearts on
the ice of diamonds and return to
your hand by ruffing a heart. Now
lead a club toward the king and keep
your fingers crossed, hoping that
North rather than South holds the
ace.
2. Win the spade with the ace and
lead a low club toward your jack! If
South has the queen, he will presum-
ably play it, and this will give you
three club tricks instead of the two
you started with. The defenders will
now probably cash two spade tricks
and shift to a diamond.
Win the diamond with the ace,
cash the A-K of trump and jack of
clubs, cross to dummy with a trump
and discard two diamonds on the A-
K of clubs. This method of play suc-
ceeds if the trumps are divided 3-2
(and also when the defender with
four trutnps has at least four clubs).
If South plays low on the club lead
from dummy at trick two, you should
assume he does not have the queen.
You therefore pity the nine, not the
jack. If South has the ten, your nine
will force North's queen, and you
will be in essentially the same posi-
tion as before.
You are not certain to make the
contract with any method of play, but
the one suggested offers by far the
best chance of developing a 10th
trick.


Tomorrow: A necessary risk.
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