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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 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
A SITTING Member of Par-
liament in the Progressive Lib-
eral Party was being questioned
by police up to 8 o'clock last
night in connection with a con-
struction scam that is alleged to
have taken place during his
tenure in office and which
involves tens of millions of dol-
lars.
This questioning, which is
expected to last for a week,
involves an estimated "20 mat-
SEE page 11


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter .
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
THE matter of the outstand-
ing millions of dollars in customs
duties and taxes allegedly owed
by Global United to the govern-
ment has been forwarded to the
\ttir., General's Office. Acting
Comptroller of Customs Anthony
Adderley told The Tribune yes-
terday.
It is claimed that the shipping
company, headed by defeated
PLP candidate for the Clifton
constituency, Jackson Ritchie,
owes the department more than
$4 million in outstanding customs
duties and taxes.

Man charged

with murder of

young woman
* By NATARIO McKENZIE


BRIDGETTE SMITH is the
second winner of The Trn-
bune's $1,000 'Caught Red
Handed' Saturday coupon
giveaway.
Mrs Smith is pictured
here receiving her cheque
from Patrice Fisher of The
Tribune.
* SEE PAGE 19B FOR
MORE DETAILS


Parents plan to protest
in Nassau if the Andros
teachers row not resolved


* By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
ANDROS parents plan to
protest in Nassau if the Min-
istry of Education does not
immediately remove two teach-
ers who returned to their class-
rooms in Andros, although the
Ministry had transferred them
to other schools.
The parents of pupils at
Fresh Creek Primary School
and Central Andros High
School kept their children out of
school this week, and said they
will continue to do so until the
matter is resolved.
Both the high school princi-
pal Maxine Forbes and primary
school principal Emily Miller
walked out of their schools last


week when the teachers, noti-
fied of their transfers during the
last school year, returned to
their classrooms instead of tak-
ing up their new positions.
Now the parents are calling
on the Ministry of Education to
travel to Andros to discuss the
matter of their children's edu-
cation, or they will stage a
protest in Nassau.
The mother of a nine-year-
old boy at Fresh Creek Primary
School said:
"All of the parents are so
upset that the Ministry of Edu-
cation will not come and speak
to us in person.
"This has go't to a point
where it is so ridiculous and I
SEE page 11


"The Attorney General's
Office is pursuing that matter.
They have all the information and
they're pursuing it in whichever
manner I guess they see fit. If it's
anything else they will let ,us
know, but we provided them with
the information that they request-
ed," Mr Adderley said.
He declined to specify exactly
when the information was sent to
the Attorney General's Office,
only saying the department pro-
vided the information "earlier in
the year."
The Triburie made several
attempts to secure a comment
from the Attorney General's
SEE page 12


A 28-YEAR-OLD man
charged in the brutal murder of a .-.. -,
young woman whose body was '^ '
discovered in bushes off Charles -
Saunders Highway earlier this
month, was arraigned in Magis- ,
trate's Court yesterday. a
Michael Beckford of Redland
Acres appeared before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez in,
Court One, Bank Lane, charged in the murder of Sheanda Lewis.
According to police, the body of the 19-year-old Blue Hills res-
ident was found clad only in red underwear. Her throat appeared
to have been slit. Police also reported that there were signs that
Lewis had struggled with her killer.
SEE page 12

Tribune managing editor John Marquis
to retire from journalism next year


PI By PAUL G TURNOQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
RETIRING after 48 years in
the profession, managing editor
of The Tribune John Marquis will
be quitting journalism early next
year at the age of 65.
Allocating a year to travel
around the world with his wife,
Joan, Mr Marquis is looking for-
ward to continuing to write books,
and exploring one of his life's first
passions pottery before set-
tling down in the Mediterranean.


In his post as
managing edi-
tor, Mr Mar- .
quis was
reno w ned
throughout the
country for his
surgical preci-,
sion in demys-
tifying and dis-
mantling the
egos and mis-
truths that politicians and many
public officials tried to get past


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* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
HUNDREDS of employees
of the Sandals Royal Bahami-
an Resort are said to be organ-
ising a demonstration against
the Department of Labour after
plans to vote for a union to rep-
resent them, fell through yes-
terday, Trade Union Congress
president Obie Ferguson said.
Mr Ferguson is the lawyer
representing the Bahamas Hotel
Maintenance and Allied Work-
ers Union (BHMAWU).
Despite published claims to
the contrary, Mr Ferguson said
the union made a formal appli-
cation that was hand-delivered


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If the weather is good, we're
Store #1 (Farrington Rd.) 325-0116 hoping for over 2.000 people thi
year.," said Lynn Gape. director
Store #3 (Carmichael Rd.) 341-3664 education and communication
at the BNT.
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Additional 5% discount on 5oz. tails with the the Village Road headquarter
presentation of his ad. for the BNT will be lined witl
presentation this ad. art and wine for the festival.

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to Labour Minister Dion
Foulkes on September 25. A
copy of the request was also
delivered to Labour Director
Harcourt Brown, according to
copies of letters provided by Mr
Ferguson.
According to the Industrial
Relations Act, the minister must
be given two to seven days
notice of the secret ballot vote,
supervise the poll and certify the
results.
Despite Mr Ferguson's claims
that notice was given, the poll
did not go forward and now the
employees intend to demon-
strate in front of the Depart-
ment of Labour as early as
today, according to Mr Fergu-
son.


Admission is $20 for the public.
$15 for BNT members, and
accompanied children under 12
are free.
All proceeds are in aid of the
BNT
The event will feature the
works of 30 artists including
MoNa Strachan. Jonathan Bethel:
Lemero Wright; Darcy Moss:
Nadia Campbell. Kim Reidel:
Sharon Aitken, Jeep Byers. Susan
Parotti: Marco Mullings. Her-
mann Schadt; Dede Brown.
Dylan Raplllard: Scott Stanley
Roberts: Kim Smith, Thierry
Lamare: Roland Rose: Samantha
Moree; Clifford Fernander; Liv-
ingston Pratt; Dion Lewis;
Bernadette Chamberlin; Malcolm
Rae; Trevor Tucker; Dominic
Cant; Tob4 Lunn; Astrid and Neil
Cleare, Bahamas International
Film Festival; Anya Metcalf;
Nocole Angelica; Marie Jean
Dupuch; Liduine Bekman;
Anthony Morley; John Cox;
Jonathon Thompson; Richard
Hokemeir; Maria Govan; Chris
D'Albenas; Matthew Wildgoose,
and Heino Schmid. "We have
encouraged young Bahamians to
participate again this year. The
result is a great variety of art


"We haven't heard from the
minister but the 500 workers
intend to go to his office. They
organising it now it could be
as early as (today). I don't want
to say the exact time but I do
know it's being organised now,"
he told The Tribune late yester-
day.
The workers planned to
choose between the BHMAWU
or the Bahamas Catering and
Allied Workers Union at the
Department of Labour yester-
day. However, the poll did not
go ahead as planned. The
planned poll comes after a two-
year legal battle, where a
Supreme Court ruling allowed
Sandals workers to determine
their bargaining agent by way


of secret ballot.
The employees were not rep-
resented by a union from
November, 2006 to September
24,2008.
According to published
reports, Labour Minister Dion
Foulkes told the media he had
no knowledge of the anticipated
poll, nor had such a request
been made to the department.
Attempts to reach Mr Foulkes
were unsuccessful up to press
time last night.


ANGELIQUE (far right) and a friend joined the happy throngs around
the Moet and Chandon Champagne stand to sample the kiss of fine
French Champagne, Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial. The festive pop
of champagne corks is the climatic moment for the BNT Wine and Arts
Festival each year as Bristol Wines and Spirits shows off more than 50
wines and dozens of artists, all to benefit the Bahamas National Trust.
The featured champagne this year (October 25th) will be Moet and
Chandon's "White Star", in the Retreat Gardens on Village Rd., nation-
al headquarters of the BNT.


using different styles and medi-
ums," the BNT said. "
A silent auction will be held at
the members pre-view on Friday,
October 24.
The artists have each donated a


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Man, 35, in

court charged

with raping

girl aged 11

A 35 year-old man accused
of burglary and raping an 11-
year-old girl was arraigned in
a Magistrate's Court yester-
day.
According to court dock-
ets, Ian Leroy Miller, of Sun-
light Cottage, on Friday,
October 10, at around 6am,
broke into a residence on
Fowler Street.
Court dockets also accuse
Miller of raping an 11-year-
old girl on October 10.
Miller, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Linda Vir-
gill at Court No 9 Nassau
Street, was not required to
plead to the charges and was
granted bail in the sum of
$15,000 with one surety. The
case has been adjourned to
November 5.

Police Probe

shooting of

man, 22, in

Bruce Avenue
* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A 22-year-
old man who is "well-
known" to police was shot in
the buttocks on Tuesday
evening.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that Delano Green,
of No 2 Pioneers Way, is
detained at Rand Memorial
Hospital, where he was
treated for a gunshot wound
to his right buttock.
He is in stable condition.
Green told police that he
was walking along Bruce
Avenue a; around 7.30pm
when an unknown man
approached him from behind
an"; isv. Li,'
He said the shooter fled on
foot.
Mr Rahming said police
and emergency medical per-
sonnel were dispatched to
the scene.
Green was transported to
the hospital by ambulance
According to Mr Rahming,
this is the second time this
year that Green was shot by
an unknown person.
The first shooting occurred
on September 19 at Watkins
Lane.
Police are continuing their
investigation into this mat-
ter.

Warning after

Cable-Beach

homes raided

TWO Cable Beach homes
have been broken into and
robbed while occupants were
asleep.
Laptops were stolen from
one property near Sandals,
while a cottage at West
Wind was also raided.
Neighbours are warning
Cable Beach residents to be
vigilant.


INCREASING REPORTS OF SUICIDES




Depression on the




rise among local men


* By LLOYD L ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH increasing reports of
attempted and successful sui-
cides, a local psychiatrist is
claiming that the number of
Bahamian men who suffer from
depression is on the rise.
Leading psychiatrist Dr
David Allen told The Tribune in
an interview that a lot of men in
the country are fighting depres-
sion.
"(Depression) drives them to
alcoholism, sometimes physical
illness, sometimes intimacy dys-
function, and also with some of
them attempting to hurt them-
selves.and others," he said.
Depression is described as a
psychological disorder that
affects a person's mood
changes, physical functions and
social interactions.
Following the reported sui-
cide of Bimini native Aliex
Brown, 25, and the attempted
suicide of a Grand Bahama man
last week, Dr Allen said, "When
a man is depressed, we don't
really deal with it, it's hidden
and when it really breaks out
you can have serious problems."
Dr Allen explained that
actions ranging from suicide, to
assault, to homicide, can be
expected from an individual
who suffers from depression.
Some common symptoms of
depression can include persis-
tent sadness: anxiousness: feel-
ings of guilt, worthlessness:
fatigue: difficulty concentrating,
various sleep disorders: changes
in appetite and/or weight:
thoughts of death or suicide;
suicide attempts, irritability;
headaches; digestive disorders,


"When a man
^ is depressed,
we don't
O W. really deal
with it, it's
hidden and
when it really
breaks out you
can have

,r serious
Problemss"

Dr. David Allen


and chronic pains that do not
respond to medical treatment.
A recently published report
by an advocacy group based at
the Morehouse School of Med- -
icine stated that due to the lim-
ited services available to black
men for mental illnesses, includ-
ing depression, incidences of
violent acts and even suicide
have increased within that
group.
The group concluded that
socio-economic issues also help
in perpetuating this problem.
Currently. Bahamian facili-
ties that teat persons suffering
trom mental illnesses are limit-
ed to the Sandilands Rehabili-
tation Centre and the Connmu-
nity Mental Health and Assess-
ment Centre an out-patient
facility. Ezekiel Munniiigs co-
orldmtor ol the male health ini-


tiative at the Ministry of Health,
said.
According to Mr Munnings,
these facilities serve to provide
assistance and care to men who
may be suffering from varying
degrees of mental illnesses.
Mr Munnings said that per-
sons employed at any govern-
ment office or agency can seek
assistance through their Human
Resources representative.
"Right now, given the pre-
sent state of the economy, many
people are experiencing stress
and depression due to work and
economic conditions," he said.
Mr Munnings added that just
as people with physical ailments
receive care, it is just as vital
for persons suffering from men-
tal diseases to receive the same
level of support.


Anxious Cable Beach residents expected


to attend public meeting tonight on crime


WORRIED residents of
Cable Beach are expected to
attend a public meeting
tonight night to discuss rising
crime in the area.
A spate of robberies at con-
dos out west has prompted
calls for more night patrols
and extra vigilance by house-
holders.
Thieves broke into the
Carefree apartment complex
on two successive nights last
week.
They climbed on to second
and fourth floor balconies to
steal laptops, blackberries and
cash while occupants slept in
their beds.
Now concern is growing to
such an extent that Killarney
branch of the Free National
Movement is holding a pub-
lic meeting tonight (7pm) at
IH 0 Nash Junior High School.
The FNM constituency
association is also calling on
residents in bushy, ill-lit areas
to fill in forms calling for more
police patrols.
Mr Leslie Munnings of


Ruby U\,\ .. oic beach,
has sent .two e-mails to West-
ward Villas 'idents warning
of the watedtront break-kins.
One resident has reported
seeing a stranger in a yellow
kayak sidl.ig up to nearby
beaches in the early hours.
Others have called for vigi-
lance. w'irning home-owners
and tenants to ensure-wiln-
dows and security screens are
locked.
A Cable beach resident told
The Tribune: "With unem-


ployment rising, and a tight-
ening economy, it's inevitable
that burglaries will increase.
"People must do everything
in their power to protect their
property. As we can see from '
the Carefree incidents, living!
on the fourth floor is in itself'
no protection.
"The villains are willing to.
climb up buildings if they'
think there are rich pickings.'
Everyone must do their:
'tnmost to keep the burglars'
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LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publis,,er/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Hard times lie ahead


THE BUBBLE has burst, the party is over
and the world is suffering.
The Bahamas, dependent on tourism, cannot
insulate itself against the fallout. Many persons,
who have lived and vacationed for years on a
style beyond their means, are now crawling
back into their shells to salvage what they can.
For many, vacations are at an end, thus hitting
our number one industry tourism in its
solar plexus. Aircraft, needed to bring visitors to
our islands are also hard hit as fuel costs have
crippled their bottom line and many have gone
out of business.
Airfares being charged are not conducive
to travel. For example on Monday a round-trip
ticket to cross the 50- minute flying distance
from Nassau to Miami by American Eagle was
$790; USAir, code sharing with Bahamasair,
was charging $1,009 leaving Monday morn-
ing, returning Monday evening. Yet three weeks
ago British Airways had a fare of $143 round-
trip for a nine hour flight from Heathrow, Lon-
don to Nassau. Of course, these are all fares
without taxes. In many instances, certainly in the
case of British Airways, the tax more than
tripled the low fare. Yet, the British Airways
fare, even with taxes, was still below fares being
charged for the short Gulf crossing. How can the
Miami-Nassau fares be justified for such a short
distance if British Airways can cut fares so dras-
tically for the long Atlantic haul?
The Bahamas will have to try to attract air-
craft with cheaper fares to service our islands if
tourism is to be maintained.
Occupancy in many of our hotels are below
survival figures, and as a consequence Bahami-
ans, who for years enjoyed good wages, sup-
plemented by lucrative tips, are now working
only two or three days a week.
Russell Miller, president of the Bahamas
Hotel Association, speaking at a Toastmasters
Club luncheon Wednesday, said the forecast
for Bahamas tourism is the worst that it has
been for a long time.
Tourism, he-said, has been declining and is
down generally with air arrivals and cruise
arrivals both plummeting.
Mr Miller said that in the tourism sector,
even Atlantis was finding it tough. Atlantis has
closed the Beach Towers, while RIU a non-
union hotel is closing for three to four
months, putting 300 to 400 workers 'out of a
job.
Suddenly, Bahamians with little prior
warning are feeling the pinch. Government
has stepped in to help by turning on the lights of
those who cannot meet the extra BEC sur-
charge, and trying to assist the needy through


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this crisis, which would include among any num-
ber of components, some mortgage relief. But
above all a comprehensive package ought to
include some very detailed analysis of targeting
to ensure that relief goes to those households
that really need it."
This is important as many Bahamians are a
venal lot with no consciences when it comes to
dreaming up creative ways to add to their
income and cheating the system.
We have already heard many cases of per-
sons who are not working as many days as they
used to, cheating National Insurance by get-
ting a doctor's certificate for sick leave, although
there is nothing physically wrong with them.
We have heard suggestions that money allo-
cated by Social Services for the needy will be
depleted because of the heavy strain now being
put on it by persons -not so needy also
cheating the system. It reminds us of the meals
and toys that generous donors have tried over
the years to provide at Christmas time for chil-
dren who are really in need to find children
turning up to receive a poor child's toy whose
parents can afford to send them to the party in
Nike shoes. We often wonder how some people
can live with their consciences.
Although Social Service claims to now have
under control attempts to cheat the system by
persons trying to collect multiple assistance
benefits, we wonder, especially having heard a
few days ago how a certain person, who did
not qualify for assistance, was still receiving it.
A conversation between two women was
overheard recently. One ".'oman was telling
another --- who had two children in private
schools how her cousin in similar circum-
stances was getting assistance by not telling the
truth. The mother was being told in detail how
to-manipulate the system.
We are told that from the tone of the con-
versation the woman with the privately edu-
cated children was going to take her chance. It
is understood that this conversation took place
in a government department.
What chance do the poor have when the
greedy have no consciences? Government must
remember that this generosity is made possible
by taxpayers who must be assured that their
taxes are being dispersed honestly to benefit
the most needy in our society.


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the Bahamas


EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE easiest way to explain
the lack of Canadian interest
in the Bahamas for a vacation
destination is "value for the
dollar."
Most Canadians who plan
to travel to a warmer climate
this winter will start to look,
and book this very month.
These very same people will
also look at our exchange rate,
which is 0.94 cents to the
US/Bahamian dollar.
After looking at destina-
tions like Florida, Cuba,
Dominican, Mexico, Jamaica
and, yes, Bahamas, they
quickly see that the cost to
stay in the Bahamas is quite a
bit higher than the other pop-
ular spots mentioned.
It's not the cost of flying
here that they are not keen
on coming, it's the unknown
cost to feed themselves and,
or their families.
Most Canadians look for all
inclusive, they would rather
know the total cost for their
vacation, before they leave
their homes.
To go ahead and book a
vacation and then find out that
it costs them roughly $80 per
day, per person for the break-
fast, lunch and dinner buffet,
and that's not including an
alcoholic beverage, leaves a
bitter taste in their mouths
when they leave.
We are a nation that expect
good service, not demand it,
unlike our counterparts to the


south.
We are also known to be a
nation that tips very well, even
when that 15 per cent gratuity
is placed onto our bill, we still
leave a tip.
Just to provide an example
of the level of service or atti-
tudes that I have experienced
in and around the Bahamas.
My wife and I decided to do
some shopping downtown one
Saturday morning, we arrived
early in the morning so we
could have a little breakfast
and wait for the shops to
open.
After spending close to $600
in various shops, I was
approached by a cab driver as
I was placing our bags into the
car, who was quick to inform
me that I was not allowed to
park in the spot that I had
chosen earlier that morning.
At this time I tried to show
the cab driver that I, in fact
was parked in the proper spot
and there was no "Taxi Only"
in bright yellow lettering and
the lines that I was parked
between were white.
Not like where he was
parked which was directly,
behind me. He quickly got agi-
tated and told me fine park
there, I'll have you towed."
At this point the lady who was
working in the store that I was


parked in front of, and who
was watching all this unfold,
raced over to us and told me,
"I've been working down here
for fifteen years and you ain't
got no right to park 'der."
Now I'm sure that if anyone
reads this article, they can see
the real reason behind this cab
driver's motive to get me to
remove my car and never park
there again.
These two people who felt
they were going to straighten
me out on who parks where
and when, do not have to wor-
ry about their parking spot,
we avoid shopping downtown!
I wish I could say that this is
an isolated incident.
There are other cases where
I, and even guests that have
come to visit us, got the
impression from the Bahamas
"just give us your money and
leave."
I would ask that the
Bahamian people understand
that we do not paint that ugly
brush on everyone, we have
-met and become very good
friends with a great group of
Bahamian people, ranging in
age from early twenties to ear-
ly sixties.
Like the Bahamas, Canada
has experienced in the past
that it only takes a small group
of people to ruin your tourist
industry.

D BELL
Nassau.
October, 2008.


EDITOR, The Tribune.

Adrian Gibson wrote a very
interesting article in The Tri-
bune yesterday entitled:
"We must find a way to get
rid of inept bench warmers."
The article included these
two quotes:
"After a general election, a
majority of locally elected
politicians have been known
to adopt an air of master-like
superiority, suddenly becom-
ing scarce and indifferent or
poorly representing the inter-


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ests of their constituents while
seemingly disregarding the
notion that they are ser-
vants/agents of the people.".
"The public is disenchant-
ed with politicians who show
up every election cycle, beg-
ging for support only to dis-
appear once elected."
While I don't want to make
excuses for the politicians who
appear to do nothing, what
could be a part of the prob-
lem is that the people to
whom they looked for support
and assistance (the hundreds
of campaign workers) have
also become scarce and indif-
ferent. In fact they often dis-
appear!
As soon as elections are
over, people get what they can
and then they disappearuntil
the next election. It defeats
the whole purpose doesn't it!?
The MP is only one man
and cannot do everything
alone. It takes him and the


people he represents to make
a difference.
Let's wake up people, and
realise that the representative
is only the vessel through
which the needs of the peo-
ple are met. Get up, work with
him or her and insist that his
goals and objectives are yours.
Think about it! When was
the last time you went to a
constituency meeting or a
town meeting, or sent a letter
or even made. a suggestion?
Maybe never!
Your MP can only sit on
that high and mighty throne
and forget that he is the ser-
vant of the people if you the
people allow him to. It's your
choice!

BARBARA
DONAI HAN
-HENDERSON
'Nassau. ,
September 30, 2008.


The law seemingly does

not apply to everyone

EDITOR, The Tribune.
HERE is something interesting about the article in Thursday's
paper about the cars being towed from Dowdeswell Street. Chief
Officer Deleveaux is quoted as saying: "The law is clear that offi-
cers in uniform can remove vehicles that are an obstruction. It
really doesn't matter where the car is or who it belongs to as long
as it's causing an obstruction."
_Well, Mr Deleveaux, where were you and the law when several
BTC vehicles inylteriousily caught a virus at -fhe same time and died
on Bay Street? Is Bay Street not in your jurisdiction as Tourist
Police chief officer, these vehicles were definitely causing an
obstruction, it seems the law does not apply to everyone.
Instead of dealing with a situation that clearly embarrassed the
Bahamas in the face of our tourists at a time when every foreign dol-
lar counts, it would appear that you prefer to inflict more financial
pain on our already stressed citizens by having their cars towed.
It is not our problem that the Ministry of Works did not put the
signage back after repaving. Being a business owner I have been
told that the law states that proper signage must be in place in order
to have vehicles towed and I still have cars blocking my service area
which is clearly marked.
If this is how the law works then I feel I should give more serious
thought to donations which we have given the Police Force over the
years, both personal and business, after all this is a time when
every dollar saved counts.

FRED SMITH
Nassau,
October, 2008.


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0 In brief

Three In court on
weapons charges

THREE people were
arraigned in a Magistrate's
Court yesterday on weapons
charges.
Nicola Black, 26, a Jamaican
national and resident of Glad-
stone Road, Cedric Gaitor, 25,
also of Gladstone Road, along
with Chaniqua Bastian, 22, of
Yellow Elder Garden were
arraigned on the charges before
Magistrate Derrence Rolle at
Court No 5 Bank Lane.
According to court dockets,
the accused on Sunday, October
12 were found in possession of a
.40 USP compact 9mm pistol. It
is also alleged that the three
accused on the same day were
found in possession of handgun
with the intent to endanger the
life of police Corporal 340 Fox
and police Constable 2170 Mel-
bourne. It is further alleged that
the accused were found in pos-
session of seven .40 bullets.
Police have also charged
Black, Gaitor and Bastian with
causing $1,000 in damages to a
1997 Nissan Cerrio, the proper-
ty of Graham Lightbourne, and
damage to a 1995 Acura Leg-
end, the property of Ann Marie
Newbold. It is also alleged that
the accused caused grievous
harm to Michael Williams and
assaulted Jermaine Douglas
with a deadly weapon, namely a
vehicle, on Sunday, October 12
at around 9.20pm. The three
accused pleaded not guilty to
the charges. Black was granted
$5,000 cash bail. Both Gaitor
and Bastian were granted bail in
the sum of $8,000.


EPA signing will take Bahamas back


to colonial
* By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
SIGNING onto the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
will transport the Bahamas back
to colonial days, according to PLP
member and social and political
activist Paul Moss.
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette was in Bridgetown,
Barbados, yesterday, meeting
with other CARIFORUM heads
of state to sign the agreement
which has been hotly debated for
the past few years.
"Today is clearly a very sad
day," said Mr Moss. "This agree-
ment calls for the elimination and
the reduction of Custom duties,
which represents 60 per cent of
the revenue that we take in to
provide services for this country
up and down this archipelago.
"They (the government) have
no plans for other ways to pro-
duce revenue. It is gross negli-
gence and extreme incompetence
to sign on to this agreement under
those circumstances," he said.
Though there have been many
proponents for the signing of the
EPA, many of them have not
been able to define noticeable
positive changes for the Bahami-
an economy upfront.
However, the naysayers have
pointed out what could be almost
immediate effects on the econo-
my and what they consider to be
holes in the government's plans
regarding to the agreement.
"If you have regard for what is
going on in the world today -


* By LLOYD L ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
CONTINUING the fight against illegal immigra-
tion, the government will soon be launching a new
and more convenient system for Bahamians to
report suspected illegal migrants, State Minister for
Immigration Branville McCartney announced yes-
terday.
Following Wednesday's Straw Market raid, Mr
McCartney vowed that Immigration officials will
soon increase their efforts even more to reduce the
number of illegal workers in all businesses and
industries throughout the country.
With complaints coming in on a daily basis from
an array of industries regarding the unlawful eniploy-
ment of immigrants, Mr McCartney told The Tri-
bune yesterday: "Very shortly we are going to be
putting a system in place which will make it even eas-
ier for persons to call in and make complaints, and
rest assured that we will follow up on those com-
plaints."
This latest Straw Market raid comes after a wave


d days political activist j
when you see that even first world further erode what culture the Europe in ways pr
nations are in crisis, which means Bahamas has left. dence (thinkers) coul
that potentially the Bahamas is "One wonders what Sir Lyn- er imagined," he said
in crisis that tells you that you den would think, or what he Minister of State f
need to take stock and do things would do, knowing that 35 years Zhivargo Laing co
in the right and proper way," said after Independence we have a reached for comment
Mr Moss. government who is prepared to as he was travelling o0
"The government ought to sign the Bahamas back into Bahamas.
hang its head in shame and each
one of them should tender their
resignations because I cannot
believe that they would sign on to
an agreement that jeopardises
even getting help for the govern-
ment to potentially pay for ser-
vices down in Inagua or
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"The Bahamas is not New
Providence, it is the entire coun-
try," he said.
Mr Moss said that in his view
one of the most "damning" parts IN-HO USE F IN AN C
of the EPA is the "Most
Favourite Nation" clause.
"You are agreeing to most
favourite nation status," Mr Moss
said. "We are giving to Europe
something that we have not given
to the United States. Europe rep-
resents six per cent of our trade
and the US represents 90 per cent
we have not given that to the
US. Geo-politically it is just out of
whack," he said.
The EPA is a trade agreement
that is designed to provide a more
liberal trade agreement between
CARIFORUM countries and the
European Community and will
progressively allow certain
exports from the two regions to J
enter each other's territory duty
free and quota free.
However, Mr Moss said in his
view the agreement could even


of complaints from a group of disgruntled Bahami-
an vendors, who claimed that a large number of
illegal migrants were either working without proper
documents, or were leasing stalls from Bahamians
illegally.
"This is cause for concern, if a Bahamian applies
for a stall permit for a specific person, but inten-
tionally hands that stall to someone else who is not
a registered vendor, quite frankly that's fraud," Mr
McCartney said. He said that if the claims that some
Bahamians are leasing their Straw Market stalls to
illegal migrants can be proven, the permits of the
local vendors will be revoked.
"Possibly there could be fines levied if charged.
but certainly once we've done the necessary inves-
tigations, those permits will be revoked," he said.
For the year, the Department of Immigration has
been successful in apprehending and repatriating a
total of 5,385 immigrants.
Included in that number are 4,565 Haitians, 367
Jamaicans, 117 Dominicans, 51 Brazilians, 68
Cubans, and others. In July, overall repatriations
were highest, totalling 922 people.


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migrants are detained at the
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Centre after being apprehended
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the Bahamas on Tuesday after-
noon.
While on routine patrol at
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Providence.
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vessel revealed a large group of
undocumented migrants aboard
the boat 73 men, 15 women
and three children.
All 91 persons appeared to


be in fair condition, the Defence
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The unsanitary state of the
sloop dictated that the men and
women be taken aboard the
Defence Force craft.
They were all transported to
New Providence. They arrived
shortly after lam on Wednes-
day morning and were turned
over to Immigration officials for
further processing.

A FEMALE migrant along with her
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They are a part of the group
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but throughout the archipelago," she said.
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* By KATHRYN CAMPBELL
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A SENIOR government official has called
for a close examination of the Bahamas postal
service that will result in a more modern, effi-
cient and "accountable" Post Office Depart-
ment.
Addressing employees of the Post Office
Department at a World Post Day luncheon last
Thursday, permanent secretary in the Ministry
of Public Works and Transport Anita Bernard
said that during the past century there have
been many significant changes to the Post Office
Department.
Included among them are the accelerated
development of information technology,
increased demands for services, increased expec-
tations of the public and increased competition,
she said.
Despite these changes, Mrs Bernard said the
work of the Post Office Department continues
to be relevant to the further social and eco-
nomic development of the Bahamas.
"As we seek to improve the Post Office
Department, I cannot over emphasise the need
for commitment at all levels of the postal service.
. an assure you that your support will be as
vital in the future as it has been up to the present
time," she said.
The post offices and sub-stations scattered
throughout the country have provided and con-
tinue to provide a very valuable link among the
islands and between the Bahamas and other
countries of the world, the permanent secre-
tary said.


* CAPSIZED BOAT REPORT
CHIEF Supt Basil Rahming said the police
would like to make a correction in reference to
the report police issued on October 14 con-
cerning the overdue vessel that was found cap-
sized off West End. He said that the report
should have included that a BASRA aircraft,
piloted by Captain John Roberts, first spotted
the capsized boat at around 8.45am on Tuesday.
Mr Rahming said the information was imme-
diately relayed to the police and Air Traffic
Control at the Grand Bahama International
Airport which then alerted a BASRA vessel.
"Mr Thomas Rolle of West End upon receiv-
ing the information from the police went out in
his vessel and recovered the stranded persons.
The BASRA aircraft had been up since 8am
Tuesday, searching for the overdue vessel,"
Mr Rahming said.
Five Bahamians were rescued on Tuesday
morning after they were spotted clinging to
their capsized vessel off West End.
They were all suffering from exposure, dehy-
dration, and hypothermia, and were taken to
the West End Clinic for medical treatment.
Supt Rahming said the five persons were
reported missing after their vessel was overdue
in Freeport on Sunday evening. The group left
Grand Bahama at around 1pm on Sunday
aboard a white fishing vessel piloted by Shawn
Forbes en route to Grand Cay. and were sched-
uled to return to Grand Bahama later that
same evening.
Sometime at around 9pm, the duty officer at
the Police Dispatch Centre in Freeport received
information that the vessel was experiencing
engine difficulties in the area of Mangrove Cay
and was drifting in the darkness.
Mr Rahming said BASRA was notified and
set out. at first light on Monday in search of
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assist teachers .


JONATHAN CANCINO, the
Amoury Company acting director
of education;. Lionel Sands,
Department of Education; Elma
Garraway; permanent secretary in
Ministry of Education; Minister of
Education Carl Bethel; T Basil
Donaldson, chairman of the Com-
monwealth Bank; William Jen-
nings, chief financial officer at the
Commonwealth Bank, and Denise
Turnquest, senior vice-president
of mortgages and commercial
lending at Commonwealth Bank.


CHAIRMAN of the Com-
monwealth T Basil Donald pre-
sented Minister of Education
Carl Bethel with 120 new lap-
tops and LCD projectors to
assist teachers in the public
school system in performing
their duties in th- classroom.
In making the donation, Mr
Donaldson told the ministry
and education officials present
that he is aware that the private
sector must complement the
resources the Ministry of Edu-
cation provides for teachers.
In addition to donating the
computers, the bank set up
book drop-off stands in all of
their branches for customers
and staff to donate books.
The bank also volunteered in
the "Read to Lead Bahamas
Reading Mentoring Pro-
gramme", where individuals
from businesses, civic organisa-
tions and government agencies
committed to reading to grades


four, five and six students in
public primary schools in New
Providence, Grand Bahama,
Eleuthera, Abaco and Cat
Island each Wednesday from
12.45pm to 1.15pm.
"We believe that the devel-
opment of our youth is key to
the development of our country
and ultimately our aim is to
develop good citizens," Mr
Donald said.
Minister Bethel, joined by
Elma Garraway, permanent
secretary in the Ministry of
Education, and acting director
of Education Lionel Sands,
accepted the donation and com-
mended Commonwealth Bank
for being a good corporate citi-
zen.
The minister said he was
pleasantly surprised by "the
enormity of gift" and assured
the banking executives that the
schools will put them to good
use.

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He told the corporate part-
ners that the computers will
complement the latest technol-
ogy in the classroom, the
Promethean Board a comput-
erised blackboard that sparks
greater interaction in the class-
room between students and
teachers.
He added that technology in
the classroom will be able to
capture the attention of even
the slow learners, because that it
is what interests today's stu-
dents.
Jonathan Cacinco, represent-
ing the Amoury Company,
supplier of the computers
land LCD projectors, said
his company was happy to
participate in the effort and that
'the lessons learnt through
the technology will inspire stu-
dents to attend college, and
return home to build up the
Bahamas.


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PRESIDENT BRIAN MOODY of the Rotary Club
of East Nassau is shown presenting a cheque in the
amount of $9,000 to Jimmie Knowles, representative
of the Bahamas Junior Sailing Association (BJSA).
The initiative involves more than 100 students from
private and public schools that are brought together
during the BJSA's summer programme. During the


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course of two years, the students are taught how to
sail from the beginner's stage to the level of full-
fledged sailing instructors. "The annual donation is
the Rotary Club of East Nassau doing their part to
insure that junior sailing flourishes in the Bahamas
and that this traditional sport continues for many
years to come," the Club said.


Two global risk management credentials launched


TO HELP local businesses and
government to better protect
themselves from natural disasters
and economic risks, Lignum is
launching two risk management
credentials.
Lignum has announced the
launch of two global risk man-
agement credentials the PMI
Risk Management Professional
(PMI-RMP)SM and the Ameri-
can Academy of Project Man-
agement (AAPM) Certified Pro-
ject Risk Manager.
These credentials, the devel-
opment of which was announced
in July 2008, certifies a person's
knowledge and experience in the
specialty area of project/business
risk management.
Dr Cornel Collins, chairman
and CEO of Lignum said, "The
understanding of articulate risk
management is not an option for
corporations and government in
the Bahamas, it is in fact manda-
tory, this is based on our geo-
graphical, and eco-political posi-
tion in the region, risk manage-
ment demands our survival for
the future."
"PMI, AAPM and Lignum are
always aware that companies
have to always deal with different
types of risk, be it financial, legal,
the success of a new product or
service, mergers and sales, intel-
lectual property, threats of nat-
ural disasters, and the like. These
risks are traditionally treated as
silos. The CFO responsible for
financial risks, IT management
responsible for technology risks,


legal council responsible for the
companies legal issues.
"But this fragmented approach
to risk is becoming more danger-
ous and risky in itself, as compa-
nies and governments face greater
risks, which threaten their overall
effectiveness and existence. These
risks come in the form of non-
compliance with government reg-
ulations, increasing information
security threats, natural disasters,
project failures due to the .pure
fact of not managing and mitigat-
ing project risks," Lignum said in
a press release.
Lignum said it is now more
critical than ever for companies
and governments to develop and
maintain a holistic risk manage-
ment programme that coordinates
these silos because they all have
the same overall goal to pro-
tect the company and government
and its assets.
"For proper risk management
to be carried out, a company must
understand all of its vulnerabili-
ties and match them to specific
threats. There are certain steps
that must be adhered to, in a'
coherent and logical manner, if
not, proper risk management can-
not be implemented, and the
probability of risk damage
becomes greater.
"However, for Project Risk
Management protecting the value
of a project involves dealing with
the uncertainty that will be asso-
ciated with its delivery. The role
of Project Management is to assist
in turning uncertain events and


efforts into certain outcomes and
promises. If this is the case, then
the primary process associated
with project management should
be that of risk management. How
other processes, such as scope.
schedule, and spending manage-
ment support risk management
is therefore critical for successful
project management and for max-,
imizing the value of our project-
based efforts. One of the more
recently introduced project man-
agement methodologies has at its
core a focus on the management
of uncertainty and risk," Lignum
said.
"The Bahamas has greater
amount of risks, due to the simple
fact, of our economic and geo-
graphical positions. We are very
susceptible to natural disasters;
hurricanes, floods, high winds.
and our economic position is vul-
nerable which is dependent on
tourism and finance, both of
which are at high risk at the pre-
sent time. The question is, are we
in a position to either, accept,
respond, avoid or transfer the
risk. Companies and government
should be looking at this a long
time ago, if you haven't then now
is the time."

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Bahamas District Pilot Internal


PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Pilot
S International was founded in
1921 by a group of civic-minded
industry professionals and business
executives, who were dedicated to the
promotion of friendship, service and
the improvement in quality of life of
people residing in communities
throughout the world;
AND WHEREAS, in the eighty-
seven years of its existence, Pilot
International has experienced phe-
nomenal growth worldwide, to the
extent that there are now 450 clubs
with a combined membership of more
than 11,000 members;
AND WHEREAS, in 1952, Pilot International established its
youth arm, the Anchor Clubs, through which it promotes and
fosters the spirit of service and volunteerism, and which have
grown worldwide, to the extent that there are now approximate-
ly 10,000 members worldwide, including elementary, middle
school, high school and high school students;
AND WHEREAS, in 1975 the Pilot International Foundation
was established for the purpose of providing support for the
Organization's charitable, educational and scientific research
programme;
AND WHEREAS, Pilot International, working through its
International Foundation and with its Foundation partners,-
undertakes and manages a network of humanitarian, communi-
ty, and scholarship programmes;
AND WHEREAS, Pilot International partners with apex
organizations which have oversight for mental and physical dis-
abilities, and assists them in their efforts to promote prevention,.
cures and a general improvement in the quality of life of per-
sons living with disorders and disabilities;
AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas District of Pilot International
will join with 22,000 club members on 18 October, 2008 to cele-
brate Founders Day;
NOW THEREFORE, I Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim
Saturday, 18th October, 2008 as "Pilot International Founders
Day" in The Bahamas.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my Hand and Seal
this 10th day of September 2008.



PRIME IBlNIS'tR .


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Today we celebrate
the vision, fortitude,
and audacity that our early
founders hhd 87 years ago, in
helping to make our commu-
nities a better place to live,
through Pilot International.
"Where there is no vision,
the people perish", Proverbs
29:18.
We give thanks to God for
protecting and keeping us
safe through Tropical Storm
Hanna and Hurricane Ike. A
few of our islands were badly


damaged, but thank God, no
death has been reported.
Let's remember our brothers
and sisters in need at home,
and abroad, in the spirit of
spreading, Friendship and
Service Around The World."
"Give, and it shall be given
" to you; good measure,
pressed down,and shaken
together, and running over,
shall men give into our
bosom. For with the same
measure that you use, it will
be measured back to you".
Luke 6:38


BrainMinders

Protecting your brain for life

BrainMindersm is the signature project for Pilot International
focused on traumatic brain injury and brain disorders. The proj-
ect encompasses a public service campaign designed to promote
brain awareness; and education programmes for children and
adults.
The award-winning programmes feature safety tips for children
and are presented by Pilot Clubs around the world.
Following a presentation, each child gets a sixteen page color-
ing book which includes information and activities for the parents
and coloring pages with tips and activities for the children.
More than 1,000 children in our primary schools have seen the
presentation. If your school wishes to have your students partici-
pate in this, call any Pilot Club.
PILOT INTERNATIONAL BRAIN POWER WALK
BAHAMAS DISTRICT
Saturday October 4th, 2008, this date will not be forgotten in the
lives of Pilots and their families and friends.
Pilots, Anchors and their families and friends in the Bahamas
District walked on islands of New Providence, Abaco, Exuma and
Grand Bahama.
This was an exciting time; everyone who participated in the Brain
Power Walk was enthused! There was no age limit on the partici-
pants, as there were babies in the stroller, toddlers, teenagers and
adults.
This 1st Annual Brain Power walk was held to bring public aware-
ness to the work of the local Pilot Clubs in the Bahamas and to "fit"
the members. Following the walk participants were given a bag of
fruits and members fellowshipped in Pilot Love and Friendship.
SERVICE WITH A PURPOSE
Pilot's service focus involves promoting awareness of brain-related
disorders, and helping those affected through volunteer activities,
education, and financial support.
In 2001, Pilot International launched its signature project,
BrainMinders. Founded by a gift to Pilot International Foundation
from the estate of Callye Neese, BrainMinders is Pilot's public serv-
ice campaign signature project aimed at increasing awareness of
brain injuries and ways to prevent them.


Community

activities

A1ll funds derived from our fundraising efforts are returned to our com-
munities to assist in civic activities.
A signature event for the Nassau area is the Memories Ball, which kicks off
the holiday season, this year we celebrate at Super Clubs Breezes on November
8th, 2008.
In the Freeport area, it's the elegant Tea and Fashion show.
Join with us in improving our communities by touching lives, from having.
soup kitchens, visits to senior citizens homes, The WillieMae Pra t Centre, to
engage in Coastal Awareness Cleanup in the Abacos and Free Fair in East End,
Grand Bahama.
Thanks to the Pilot Club South Abaco, soon students taking the us to school
in Marsh Harbour will have a protective shed to wait under and it the Sandy
Point Primary School two Zebra Crossings will be put in place.
Central Pilot Club has had a FUN DAY, walk, and push-a-th n with the
Bahamas Council for Disability, AND soon, after many years of planning and
fund-raising, the Pilot Club of Nassau will build a swimming pool which will
cater to the community of persons with disabilities.
We invite everyone to join us in this exciting exercise.
Remember those tasty corn dogs at the Annual Red Cross Fair, Jes Pilots do
that!
We have partnered with REACH, to heighten awareness of A tism in the
Bahamas and over the years have donated to the Cancer Society Hurricane
relief efforts, the Stapleton School and other charitable causes.


History
Founded in 1921 in Macon,oG/org
organization of executive, businetsapt
er to improve the quality of lifeiinrar
serving those with brain-relatedrdisord
Pilot International emphasizids- a'd
with some 22,000 adult and Anchbimi
found internationally in counilridsrn
Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapoid,,ahd

Pilot Club
In addition to the EXECUTIVEithe
Members have the opportunities sla
enjoy working most:.
OPERATIONS: Responsibilitiesaffo
new members and support of club.ad am
PROJECTS: Seeks out commiraityi
with relevant club involvement.
ANCHORS: Coordinates andlestahl
dents in collaboration with the sipaatol
ing to the Anchors.
FUND-RAISING: Schedulesialbtth
EACH DIVISION performs undeid


under's Day is celebran
ed throughout the PiI4
world during October, and this '
a time for reflection. To giv,%
thanks to those persons who had
the vision to form this great
organization.
So much has changed in the
past 87 years, I am sure they
would be astonished to see where
we are today, but they would be
so proud to see what we have'
been doing in our various conU
munities. c
I continue to be proud to be
Pilot, having joined over thirty
years ago. I am humbled to be
the sitting President of this won-
derful organization at this time
and thank my fellow Pilots for
their continued love and support
as we spread "Friendship And
Service Around The World."
To all the clubs in the Pilotwiwor:d
Nassau, Abaco, Exuma and GrandiMh
organization of choice and we wilbimpi
in our communities.





T oday we continue .
build on the firm fl
dation of friendship and commH
nity service which exemplifies
the Pilot organization. Ou0
motto, 'True course Ever' and'
our symbol, a pilot's wheel is a
beacon of hope to many commu-
nities throughout the world.,
Despite all the good we do, much
remains to be done. It is an hoi-
our to work in o.ur
communities,improving one li
at a time. We do want to lea4l
our 'footprints' and yes oiu'
handprints of service for years to
come as we continue to make a
worthwhile difference.
Thank you Pilots for all that
you do, for your generous and
unselfish contributions of time,
effort and treasure, to effect
change and improve lives. You-
are the best! Enjoy our Founden~tIlhy:


S I I I .


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PILOT CLUBS MEETING TIMES
CO M B IN A TIO N O F B U SIN ESS A N D P R O G R A M M E M O N TH LY M EETIN G S .............................................................. ......................................................................................................................................................................
LUNCHEON MEETINGS LUNCHEON PILOT CLUB DINNER MEETINGS PILOT CLUB of FREEPORT o !'t
LUCAYA CLUB 3rd Tuesday 12:30 p.m. PILOT CLUB of NASSAU 2nd Wednesday Mary Ann's ,1
3rd Wednesday 12:30 p.m. Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel 3rd Tuesday 6:00p.m. Restaurant 6:00p.m.
Xanadu Beach Hotel President Bianca Dean-Willie Super Club Breezes President Camesha Lightbourne
President Laurraine Dawkins Bianca willie@hotmail.com President Nikola Dawkins cameshajightbourne@hotmail.com ,
laurrained@hotmail.com President Elect Giovanna Charles ndawkins@btcbahamas.com President elect Donna Jones, ..
President elect Laverne Atkinson Secretary Sophie Cason President Elect Elizabeth Burrows, Secretary Camille Wyatt


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nehiding the Bahamas, Argentina,
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Happy Founder's Day.
With Friendship and Love,
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PILOT CLUB. of ABACO
3rd Tuesday 7:00p.m.
Central Abaco Primary School
President Andrea Chu
cpilotabo8@yahoo.com
president elect Sindy Charles
'cretary Robertha Lindsay


DOWNTOWN PILOT CLUB
3rd Tuesday 6:00p.m.
Sandals Royal Bahamian
President Sophia Walker
downtownpilotclub@gmail.com
President Elect Beverly Bethel
Secretary Karen Sweeting


PILOT CLUB-SOUTH ABACO
3rd Tuesday 7:30p.m.
James A. Pinder School
President Paul Pinder
claudia_pinder@hotmail.com
President Elect Annie Darville
Secretary Vernice Bain.


CENTRAL PILOT CLUB
3rd Wednesday 6:30p.m.
Sandals Royal Bahamian
President Andrea Fountain
andreafountain@hotmail.com
Secretary Angela Albury


PILOT CLUB-EXUMA
3rd Sunday 4:00p.m.
Resource Centre
President Stephon Brice
exuma-pilots.club@google.com
President Elect Delglicia Smith
Secretary Erica Williams


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Since Pilot International was chartered in 1921, Pilot Clubs have undertak-
en service projects involving young people and their needs. In 1952, Pilot
adopted the program of sponsoring Anchor Clubs.
Anchor is now 50 years old and is made up qf over 10,000 members.
Memberships in an Anchor Club allows young people to make a dynamic dif-
ference in their world through volunteer service... and have FUN while helping
others.
Anchors learn valuable skills that prepare them to be good citizens for the rest
of their lives.
The first Anchor Club in the Bahamas was the Anchor Club of St. Augustine,
chartered in 1977.
Today there are thirteen clubs in various high schools in the Bahamas.
At July's International Convention, in Phoenix, the Anchor Club of Lucaya
was recognized for their outstanding achievements in the Freeport area. Angela
Burrows won the overall Anchor Advisor of the year award.
A leadership seminar will take place for the anchors at C.C. Sweeting School
on November 1st, 2008 9:00a.m. 12noon.
All officers will be installed on November 16th, 2008 at C. R. Walker High
School at 4p.m. The public is invited.
The annual Anchor Conference will be hosted by the Freeport Anchors
February, 2009.


Code of Ethics

Pilot International

R ealizing that whatever a. Pilot touches should be
ennobled by that touch, we, as business leaders, are
resolved to make our business standards high, to do our work
in every place in which we are employed as if it were our life
work, never omitting an opportunity of doing a kindness or
making a friend; to put into our business dealings a note of
sympathy for humanity; to follow truth; to do our best from
dawn till night; and so to live in the discharge of our duty, so
to take care of every responsibility that comes before us that
we shall radiate that which is unselfish, beautiful and true; and
when we shall have finished with our tasks we shall have given
an upward impetus to human ideals and achievements.
With this resolution before us then, we believe it is our duty
as Pilots:
To consider our work worthy and ourselves worthy of our
work, exemplifying in it at all times the Pilot motto, "True
Course Ever. "
To work each day at that which is before us seriously, vigor-
ously, calmly, cheerily; to improve ourselves in every possible
way; to increase our efficiency; to enlarge our visions.
To be ambitious to succeed, but always to be ethical, desir-
ing nothing that is not achieved by justice, honesty and fairness.
To live in the presence of the great eternal laws, which will
keep us patient when the task is irksome and calm and
unspoiled when we seem to succeed.
To acquire self-control and self-reliance; to be ready to give
as well as take; to develop in ourselves an appreciation of the
finer things of life; to be honest and generous; to help, not to
hinder; to be slow of criticism and quick with praise.
To cherish our visions and our ideals; to cherish the music
that stirs our hearts, the beauty that forms in our minds, know-
ing that on these things we can build our world, for visions and
dreams are the seedlings of reality.
To be loyal to Pilot in thought, word and deed.
To see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, think no evil of a
Pilot, but to be no more loyal to a Pilot in this respect than we
are to every other person, for the genius of Pilot is in its kind-
ness, and justice is the soul and substance of life.
-Pearl Sparks
Pilot Club of Florence, AL 1926


Share Pilot Events

Such an activity is an opportunity for members to invite
friends and colleagues to learn about the organization
through relaxed presentations and discussions and if they like
what they hear, complete membership application.
The'next 'Share Pilot' is set for October 25th, 2008 in Nassau
and in Freeport on December 17th, 2008. Ironica Baker-Morris
and Francis Ledee, charter numbers of the Pilot movement in the.
Bahaimas 4y. a r4 still ctive-tod*y,,orth4rioAg"i ,hem-w
Carolyn Roberts, Debbie Archer, Rita Spfiggs, Brenda
Ingraham, Elizabeth Sweeting, Alice Musgrove-Rolle and Kayla
Burrows, Chenena Gibson, Katie Nixon, Sylvia Fernander,
Zelma Dean.
Two hundred and fifty members in nine clubs make up the
Bahamas District.
Pilot International officers in the Bahamas District are:
Deborah Archer President Pilot International
Rita Spriggs Pilot International Operations Coordinator
Virginia Hall-Campbell Governor Bahamas District
Angela Rahming Bahamas District Treasurer
Emily Glass Bahamas District Secretary
Jethlyn Burrows Governor Elect Bahamas District
Carolyn Deleveaux Bahamas District Chaplain
Beverly Wilkes Pilot International ECR
Fifteen other pilots serve as appointees on the District Council.
The Bahamas attained District Status in 2004 and four members
have served as Governor:
Katrina Cartwright (Nassau) 2004 2005
Loretta Parris (Freeport) 2005 2006
Alice Musgrove-Rolle (Nassau) 2006 2007
Antoinette Carroll (Lucaya) 2007 2008


Schedule of Events

OCTOBER 2008

MEMBERSHIP MONTH
JOINT FOUNDERS DAY MEETING
Donation of Blankets to Rand Memorial Hospital (Lucaya)
Road Traffic Safety Seminars (Abaco)
Golden Oldies Nite (South Abaco)
Souse Out (Exuma/Downtown).
Share Pilot (Nassau)
Brain Minders Presentation (Luncheon)


NOVEMBER 2008

WillieMae Pratt Centre Visit (Luncheon)
Memories Ball (Nassau)
Jumble Sale (Abaco)
Thanksgiving Lunch For Senior Citizens
(All clubs All locations)
Sandilands Hospital Support Team (Nassau)


DECEMBER 2008

Share Pilot (Lucaya)
Club Christmas Parties
Assist with Salvation Army Bell Ringing


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Solutions to some of the Bahamas' problems


* By AN EXPATRIATE
BAHAMIANS! I regard myself
as a guest in your islands. I have a
permit to be here and by living
here as a retired person, 1 am a
100 per cent contributor to your
economy.
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ple. Like any society in the world
you are let down by the few, who
are too selfish and irresponsible
to care about everyone else.
Many of my Bahamian friends
have told me to write to the Prime
Minister with my thoughts but I
am not after self-gratification, so I
would rather share these thoughts
with you. In my view it is up to
you to present ideas to your politi-
cians, not me.
As my perspective is different
to yours, I see things differently,
and with a different focus to you.
Expat friends tell me that I will
give up in the end and just accept
your ways and do nothing. But I
am not quite like that. Nor do I
think that some things are better at
home and should be imposed on
you. But some things you do are
either surprising or worrying.
Some of the things you accept,,you
really don't have to.
You have got to get your act
together before it is too late. In
some cases it is almost too late
now. Please listen to what I have
to say and think about it.
This week my apartment build-
ing was burgled for the sixth time
this year. No-one can sleep in their
apartment with the windows open
in case someone climbs the bal-
conies. Even on the fifth floor. We
are no longer safe, and neither are
other buildings around us that
endure the same crime wave. Yes,
most folk here are expats but by
no means all. Some are essential
workers in your community, oth-
ers have retired here. But think
of this. If we expats get scared and
leave what happens to you? What
happens to your property prices?
What happens to the army of
workers, plumbers, painters to
computer technicians that we give
work to?
The people who are doing this
are, in fact, burgling your econo-
my, burgling and mugging your
future livelihood.
Your murder rate is a disaster
of epic proportions. Compare the
Sahamas to a town in England
called Reading. Reading, taking
into account the surrounding dor-
mitory areas, has a population sim-
ilar to the Bahamas. It has crime
and drugs, too. But its murder rate
NEVER gets into double figures.
That is less than 10 per annum.
Here your murder rate is a terri-
fying 68 so far this year. Does that
put it into perspective for you?
The only things you have to sell
to the world in the Bahamas are
sun, sand, financial services and a
nice climate.
If Obama wins, your financial
services will shatter and disappear,
taking many decent jobs away
from Bahamians. This is because
Obama wants to shut down off-
shore financial services industries
all over the world and tax the off-
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crnment intends to stand up to
him, your last one did not stand up
to the Americans and the chickens
are coming home to roost from
that with the IRS having too much
access to accounts held here. He
may change his mind, but don't
bank on it!
Obama is a high tax, big inva-
sive government president who
will need staggering tax revenue to
support his plans. Americans are
going to struggle with this, find-
ing they have less money to spend.
Can America afford Obama? And
if they do elect him what happens
to you? How about the obvious?
Less US tourists. How about less
expats wanting to live here? How
about a collapse in your property
values?
None of us can make accurate
predictions about the future but
the storm clouds are building for
you at the moment.
The financial industry faces
another aching conundrum. The
world is in a financial crisis. Make
no mistake about it. The Irish
pushed over a significant domino
the other day that will shake the
world.
They are guaranteeing all bank
deposits, 100 per cent. Denmark,
Sweden and Austria have followed
forcing Germany to break ranks
and do the same. The Spanish will
follow, and at some point all of
Europe .will have to do the same.
This is because if they don't, mon-
ey will disappear from their
economies to where it is safe. The
USA has yet to do this. Can it
even afford to do so? If it does
not, money may flee to Europe.

The US faces a frightening
scenario. Even countries
like Iceland are in default, with
the UK government freezing Ice-
landic assets at the moment as Ice-
land refuses to guarantee huge
bank deposits for commercial or
government account holders.
Money is a serious issue to every-
one at the moment.
Ypur biggest industry is
tourism. Your hotels are operating
at 10 per cent capacity and many
staff are on two-day weeks. That is
today. What happens after Christ-
mas? If Obama is in and the world
financial crisis drags on, the
Bahamas will have a rotten 2009.
Certain elements of your soci-
ety, all too ready to take on the
gangsta rap image, are going to
go on a crime and muggings ram-
page. What happens then to your
tourist industry? You are only a
whisker away from being labelled
a dangerous destination now, nev-
er mind if things get worse.
A few more American tourists
shot up or mugged and Ameri-
cans won't come any more. Then
what will you do?
Then there are some Bahami-
ans with a frightening attitude.
Their attitude is "we were slaves
once, now white boy it's your turn
to pay for that because if I can't
gouge your money out of you, I
am going to make trouble for
you". I thought we were trying to
get rid of racial prejudice in the
world? I know two households
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riences and they are leaving for
good. Only you the Bahamian
people can tell these people their
attitude stinks.
Thankfully, they are in the
minority, most Bahamians being
lovely folk, but don't forget in any
society we all get judged by our
worst elements. Think of Jamaica
if you want proof of that.
Oh don't think that "quaint",
rundown Nassau appeals very
much. Some surrey drivers treat
their horses to terrible cruelty and
should be forced out of business.
You know this and do nothing.
You are therefore guilty by default
of condoning animal cruelty.
Tourists look on horror at lame
horses being whipped on and
forced to work by cruel drivers.
Then there are the horses that are
ill-fed with their bones sticking
out. Do you think animal-loving
tourists will want to come back to
the Bahamas? What will they tell
their friends? If tourists saw the
stables these poor horses endure
there would be a huge outcry of
rage from them.
Your shops are not very inter-
esting and are obvious tourist
traps; the straw market rebuilding
debacle is a disgrace. The streets
are rough and neglected and
swamped by too much through
traffic, the worst being the large
Semis revving up their engines and
delighting in terrorising everyone
as they crash their trailers over the
sidewalks, making people jump
out of the way to avoid death or
injury.
When it's wet your streets fill
with water and the potholes are
hidden, vehicles then shower
tourists with filthy, muddy water.
Try walking to the fish fry from
Nassau centre, a short walk many
tourists would delight in. It is an
unpleasant walk, with broken side-
walks and if it is wet a huge likeli-
hood of being soaked by passing
traffic. You could change this so
easily! "
Nassau is broken. It could be a
charming and quaint but instead it
is a decaying wreck.
A bit like your taxis. Atlantis
said recently that your taxis are
too old. They are. Taxis are in the
front line with regard to tourists,
who come from countries where
taxis are newer, better regulated
and therefore safer.
My first-ever experience of one
in the Bahamas was at Nassau air-
port. A large US.van pulled up
and refused to take me in to Nas-
sau. The driver was very angry. A
policeman told him he was going
to take me or else. His beef was
that he did not want a single per-
son but multi-person fare. He was
sullen, moody and drove aggres-
sively and roughly all the way to
my destination. What a nice wel-
come! I nearly went back home
the next day.
Other taxis have broken down
on me or ripped me off or
attempted to. One taxi-driver tried
to charge three friends and myself
$120 to go eight miles.
Other taxis are driven by dri-
vers who think they are on a race-
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ally do not care about your
Bahamas, only themselves.
Think of this when I go home. I
have a ninie and half hour flight. I
shower before I go, and then have
to step into a taxi with no air-con-
ditioning ("it broke today, sir" -
I know this one has been driving
around for weeks with his win-
dows open, so no, it did not break
today!) so by the time I get to the
airport I am hot and sweaty.
Thank you Bahamas taxi-cab dri-
ver for making the next nine and
half hours more uncomfortable
than they need to be. The solu-
tion is so simple, too. No taxis over
seven years old and none can be
registered for service over four
years old. They must have strict
checks four times a year and have.
a taxi captain who does spot
checks to ensure they are fit to be
on the road.

f the drivers complain their
fares are not high enough to
cover this, and to be honest they
are low, then raise them. Bahami-
ans don't use taxis as much as
tourists do. The tourists think taxi
fares are low compared with what
they have to pay at home.
Your roads and your taxis
alone give your country an air of a
broken, rundown place. It does
not need to be this way.
Bahamians claim to love ani-
mals. Why then do you allow tur-
tles to be butchered and tortured
to death? Sometimes over days
while bits are hacked off? Why do
you allow fishermen to hold them
for ransom to tourists shocked at
the cruelty?
What about your dog problem?
Far too many stray dogs roam the
streets. Far too many-irresponsible
Bahamians take on a dog and then
get bored with it and throw it out
on the streets. Even worse, dog
breeders here throw dogs they
don't want on to the streets to be
feral. Pitbulls, of which there are
so many, they must be used for
that cruel sport called dog-fighting,
are very fearsome if they become
feral. Why Bahamians are you let-
ting this happen?
Mr Ingraham, you may not
have noticed, but it is time for you
to put the wheels back on the
Bahamas. Literally. What is it with
Bahamians who drive around
without the right number of
wheelnuts? Vehicle manufactur-
ers spend millions of dollars to
design their vehicles and have
good reason to specify the number
of wheelnuts that a vehicles should
have. Almost every other vehicle
in the Bahamas has some nuts
missing. Look for yourself!
Just how are you going to con-
trol your car when the wheels fall
off? For the sake of say, $1 a nut?
What absolute raving madness is
this? When it comes to tyres you
are no better either, driving on
bald tyres is in my opinion a dead-
ly thing to do. If your tyres are no
good you cannot stop or stay on
the road. I remonstrated with a
taxi-driver about his bald tyres,
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ters", including the embezzle-
ment of funds from the Nation-
al Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA). It is alleged
that construction materials were
paid for, but never arrived at t
their designated location or r
island, b
These supplies were report- d
edly destined for Grand
Bahama, Abaco, and the south re
eastern Bahamas. e
The first matter, reportedly d
involves a $5 million contract .d
that is said to have been award-
ed to a woll-known PLP sup- a
porter in the construction field c
who has also been questioned a
by police in connection with this e
transaction, a
When asked by investigators c
about the disappearance of the s
building supplies that were des- m
tined for NEMA and ultimate-
ly hurricane stricken families, tt

FROM page 10

"they are not supposed to have any
what kind of fool does he take me
refused to get in his taxi.
Yes, Mr Ingraham, put the wheels 1
the Bahamas!
Have you noticed how often your
lights fail? I have never been to another
try where this occurs With such regularity
in cold, wet North European country
does not happen. So why do you put upN
Your beaches are achingly beautify
you wouldn't want to walk on sbme
barefoot as they are full of broken gla
other detritus. On some rubbish is ever
It does not have to be this way. In Sp
Italy every grain of sand is precious; the
* es are raked and sifted every night. It cos
on them, too, but you do get an umbr
two sunbeds for the day. But isn't it w
You have a large free labour force who o
do the work, too, the inmates of Fox H
As part of their sentence working the
es in a chain-gang could be good for th
you, the Bahamians. Imagine your b
free of litter with your beautiful sand
and clean?
Recently a boy was admitted to hos
turned out he had lead poisoning. His c
worse because he had been playing in t
where his father had been dismantling
teries and burying the lead in the grour
whole family had huge lead amounts
bodies. But think, this lead will break
into your water table! What else is
scrapped and dripping its way down in
water? There are far too many old ca
around dripping their poisonous fluids
into your well water.
Some jet-ski hirers are crazy. I ha
nessed the rudeness and aggression the
to anyone who does not want to hire a
They have no regard for safe zoned sw
areas. Friends have nearly been killed b
young hooligans. How many more


Police question


sitting PLP MP

he contractor is alleged to have but the developer in question
replied: "I ain't know nuttin' turned around and sold the fill
'out' that. Do what you gat' to from the land back to govern-
lo." ment at $1 million per subdivi-
The contractor reportedly sion. If proved it would mean
remained adamant on this point that this single contract would
ven when supplied with evi- have totalled more than $9 mil-
lence, stating, "I ain't talking I lion. It is also claimed that this
Ion't know nuttin' about that." contract was not put out to bid.
A second matter involves Reportedly, the subdivision
another multi-million dollar developer was also purchasing
contract that was awarded to fill from a local supplier for $4 a
another well-known PLP heavy yard, and then reselling it to
equipment operator. It-involved government for $12 a yard.
contract that was awarded to According to reports, these
lear two government subdivi- and other transactions, involv-
ions valued at more than $7 ing other government depart-
hillion. ments, are expected to be raised
It is alleged that not only was as the MP's questioning contin-
he contract already inflated, ues this week.


Solutions to problems bleeedstto
better op
for?) I deaths does it take to bring this industry into ,routes w
f line? I have been a witness to two near misses. subsidy b
back on That is two too many in such a short period of strict limit
time. Many tourists hate the jet-skis with a pas- cost you
r traffic sion and would want to go snorkelling in your I boughtnall
,r coun- beautiful waters, but instead rightly fear for shbockeght
ty. Even their lives from jet-skis. shockedl
es this Amazingly, the people who actually do hire stock. Bu
with it? them ride them better than the hirers! What salad and
ful. But does that tell you? idence t
of them When I was living in Norway I witnessed an swamps.
ass, and amazing thing, 3-4 feet of snow could fall in a to the thi
where. night. But the Norwegians would respond in an the finer
ain and instant with snow ploughs coming ou t very fast rather tra
beach- in response. The secret is a system of contrac- noexper
Stgo tors all responsible for their piece of road or and will
'ts to go buying to
ella and sidewalk. The contractors are paid regardless of bying to
north it? whether there is snow or not. Taking this idea After thi
could to and bringing it to the Bahamas you would have looked af
il. t contractors who might be retired or semi- But best
e beach- retired people responsible for keeping a neigh- compost
em and bourhood clean and tidy. They would not live is some
beaches in it to save arguments but would be held have. Ev
so fine accountable for getting wrecked cars cleared up treated f
and removed, litter cleared away and potholes sto think
pital. It lled in. They could even be empowered to ste so
ase was remove wrecked cars from people's driveways esto
he yard so that neighborhoods are not turned into grapes he
car bat- scrapyards. This is "small" government at work, champag
nd. The not big, unaccountable, unresponsive state gov- olive oil
in their emiment. ,
k down What about those poor folk who have been in all sort
s being hit so hard by the economy? These folk want to Surely fru
to your work but there is no work. Yet a system of improved
rs lying gangers could be formed, so that anyone want- beautiful
straight ing a day's work clearing litter, landscaping, that beca
filling potholes, painting kerbs or whatever is it produce
Lve wit- needed could turn upat a location, be collect- I love
eyshow ed and go to work. This would give folk back It is my 1
jet-ski their dignity. The Bahamas would look far less to write t
imming scruffy and unkempt as a result. change tt
by these But where should the money come from? living he
y these How about Bahamasair? This airline is horri- It is nc
th i, Ct


FROM page one


blame the Ministry because
they are playing both sides of
the fence and it is not fair.
"We don't want to get
involved with the teachers, we
just want them to go so this can
end."
Just 34 of more than 300 stu-
dents at Central Andros High
School attended school on
Tuesday and Wednesday, and
they will be kept out again
today as parents wait for the
Ministry of Education to take
action.
In addition, only seven of the
100-plus primary school stu-
dents have been in class since
Tuesday, and will continue to
miss out on their education
today.
Education Minister Carl
Bethel said the transfers will
stand, and Director of Educa-
tion Lionel Sands maintains the

rude, inefficient and incompetent. It
fail, and that would allow smaller,
operators to emerge. Of course, some
would have to receive a government
but these could be tendered for with
its on aircraft safety and age. It would
far less than subsidising Bahamasair.
y food. The fact that some strawberries
came from California the other day
me. You don't have the space for live-
t you do have acres of land suitable for
1 vegetable production. In New Prov-
hey are called pine barrens and
Ecologists will want to confine you
rd world and not turn these areas into
farms they could be. But would you
de mosquitoes for food? I would. I am
t in these matters but the soil is poor
require an investment, a one-off of
psoil from various places in the world.
at it is up to you to make sure it is
ter. Imported animal manure is good.
of all, household green waste can be
ed for soil treatment and guess what, it
of the best fertilizer you could ever
'en human sewage can be specially
or this purpose.
outside the box. You have a lime-
1. French champagne producers adore
e soil, so could you successfully grow
ere? Could the Bahamas become a
ne producer? What a thought!
s are in great demand worldwide with
in short supply. Olive trees grow well
s of places. Could they be your future?
uit trees would grow well if the soil was
d? What of Andros, that great, big,
island? Improve the soil and could
me the Bahamas breadbasket? Could
e food? I think so.
your islands and most of your people.
Bahamian friends who have urged me
his to inspire you to action.. You can
things. I cannot. I am only a Caucasian
re in your country by your rules.
it my place to change things, but it is


Parents plan to protest

in Nassau if the Andros

teachers row not resolved


Ministry will make representa-
tion to the Public Service Com-
mission to have the teachers dis-
ciplined for not reporting to the
schools to wfiich they were
assigned.
The concerned mother said:


"If the Ministry of Education
does not come and talk to us to
sort this out, we will be coming
to Nassau and we will be in Par-
liament Street, and we are seri-
ous about that we want this
settled!"


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of Sheanda Lewis. Some 18 witnesses are listed
on court dockets. Several relatives of the
deceased were also present at the arraignment
yesterday. Beckford, represented by lawyer
Jairam Mangra of the law firm Lockhart and
Munroc, was not required to enter a plea to
the murder charge.
Chief Magistrate Gomez informed the


Man charged with murder
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to determine whether there is sufficient evi-
dence to have him stand trial in the Supreme
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office but both Director of Public Prosecutions
Bernard Turner and Director of Legal Affairs Deb-
orah Fraser were said to be out of office. Attempts
to reach Attorney General Michael Barnett, who
was in Cabinet, were also unsuccessful yesterday.
In July, Mr Adderley told The Tribune that Cus-
toms and other officials were working to determine
how much money Global United owed government.
He also said in addition to the Customs Depart-
ment, Global United owed money to "one or two
other government agencies."
During that interview, Mr Adderley added that
Global United owed the Department of Customs
more than $4 million which accumulated over two
years during which the shipping company failed to
pay custom duties.
In addition, it is alleged that the company also
owes government money for unpaid passenger tax-
es.
Calls placed to Mr Ritchie were not returned up


FROM page one

the Bahamian people.
As a strong supporter of the
people's right to know, Mr Mar-
quis was often unpopular among
the political brass of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party when it was in
government.
He was often referred to as "a
racist" for his comical portrayal
of many of the country's more
"inept" leaders who refused to
heed the warning of his pen, but
simply took issue with "who" was
issuing the criticisms.
Beginning his career on the
Northampton Chronicle and Echo
in 1961, Mr Marquis spent 13
years as an editor and publisher
for the Packet group of newspa-
pers in Cornwall. He was also an
assistant editor of the now-defunct
Evening Post-Echo in Hemel
Hempstead, owned by Thomson
Regional Newspapers, in the
1970s.
Before this, Mr Marquis also
spent some time in New Provi-
dence as a reporter with The Nas-
sau Guardian, and later The Tri-
bune during the late 1960s and
was a noted sports reporter cov-
ering several Muhammed Ali
fights in many parts of the world
for the Thomson Newspaper
group, then Britain's largest news-
paper organisation.
Mr Marquis has also had a long
association with Reuters, both as
a staff journalist and freelance
correspondent. He worked on the
agency's world desk in Fleet
Street before becoming Thom-
son's London Sports Editor and
chief boxing correspondent.
In the 1970s he won one of
Britain's top press awards after
exposing two doctors involved in
the deaths of two child patients.
However, he quit British jour-
nalism in 1999 for his post at The


Case of alleged millions
owed by Global United
passed on to the AG's office
to press time last night.
In a statement released in June shortly after
news broke that government was seeking to recoup
outstanding payments from Global United the
company claimed the government's demand for the
money was part of a "relentless" politically moti-
vated "attack" on the company's CEO.
The statement conceded that the company owed
government money, but said efforts were made to
resolve the matter and questioned government's
public statements on the issue. The company also
said that since Global United's entry into the Nassau
market, it had paid government on the same terms
established years ago; under this arrangement a
window of time was provided for Global to bill, col-
lect duty and taxes and then pay the same to Cus-
toms.


John Marquis

Tribune, where the daily's circu-
lation performance has been
described by a leading American
newspaper expert as "extraordi-
nary" and "phenomenal".
As one of the island's most con-
troversial figures, Mr Marquis and
his Insight pieces have been tout-
ed as one of the reasons for the
decline of the PLP and their even-
tual failure at the polls in 2007.
One of the pieces in question,
the now famous Anna Nicole arti-
cle featuring the then Minister of
Immigration Shane Gibson in an
embrace with the late buxom
blonde bombshell, was so popular
around Nassau that copies of the
75 cent newspaper were being re-
sold for $20 apiece.
But it is mainly his work
through Insight, Mr Marquis said,
that has shown the community.
that there is no particular section
of society that should hold itself
above the rest "to the detriment
of the people at large."
"The press should be ready to
challenge the establishment and
ensure that improvements are
made in society. That is one of
the major roles of the press, and
I'm proud to be a part of that," he
said.
Labelling The Tribune "the
handrail of society", Mr Marquis
said that the daily has a genuine
moral and ethical purpose which
has a tremendous role to play in
Bahamian society.
"I will always follow what is
going on in the Bahamas and I
have been asked to make contri-
butions from time to time which I
will probably do. But in retire-
ment I will be concentrating more
on my books and also making pots
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done from time to time. But I
really want to give it my best shot
and see if I am as good a studio
potter as I think I am."
Mr Marquis recalled that when
he was a student in school his
teacher told him that his profes-
sion should, in fact, be a studio
potter.
"When I told the teacher that I
was going to be a journalist she
said, 'what a wicked waste of tal-
ent'," he laughed. "However, I
have no regrets at being a jour-
nalist, but I want to give my tal-
ents in the ceramics field a fair
crack of the whip."
In a message to Bahamian jour-
nalists, Mr Marquis said they must
realise that, in addition to their
professional skills, they must
develop the moral courage
required to do the job.
"They must recognize that their
readers are depending on them
to ask the questions that they
themselves would like to ask but.
are rarely in a position to do so.
"In the past I have been critical
of Bahamian journalists for being
too compliant and too deferential
to authority. That is not the role of
the journalist. The role of a jour-
nalist is to be critical, to be ques-
tioning, and to be on an endless
quest for the truth," he said.
The quality of young journal-
ists in the Bahamas had improved
dramatically in recent years, Mr
Marquis said.
"And it is particularly true of
The Tribune staff because they
have developed the kind of ques-
tioning and sometimes combative
stance that is required of all good
journalists."
Mr Marquis is also an accom-
plished author, having published
two books, Blood and Fire in
2005, and Papa Doc in 2007. He
and his wife Joan have eight chil-
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A GROUP of pastors
from various denomina-
tions have come together
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Prayer" organisation.
It all started with a
phone call. Bishop Ian
Brathwaite, Sr, called up
one of his pastoral friends
who in turn called up
another pastoral friend and
thus a new ministry was
born.
This ministry is com-
prised of clergymen
from several denomina-
tions, who eventually
became "Pastors of Prayer
(POP)."
Today, the organisation
said it is an "well-equipped
army of generals readying
their congregations to fight
for God."
The Pastors of Prayer
said they are now taking
the gospel to the cybir-
world with their new web-
site www.pastorsin-
prayers.org.
"I know it was divine
intervention that brought
us all together," said POP
president Bishop Brath-
waite.
"I truly believe that I was
inspired by God to bring
together a group of pastors
who wanted to live holy
and who firmly believed in
the uncompromising word
of God. I also believe that
it is no coincidence that we
used technology to reach
out to each other, because
in this day and age under-
standing technology is the
key, especially as the world
is now seemingly so reliant
upon it."
At present, Pastors of
Prayer is made up of Bish-
op Brathwaite of the Holy
Dove Baptist Church; Rev


PASTORS OF Prayer officially launched their organisation and website on Tuesday. Seated clergymen
are Pastor Joseph Thompson, Bishop lan Brathwaite and Pastor Arthur Charlton. Standing (1-r) are Pas-
tor Joseph Cox, Rev Roscoe Rolle, Rev Franklyn Lightbourne and Rev. Ricardo Turner.


Joseph N Cox of El-Shad-
dai Ministries Internation-
al (Bahamas); Rev Arthur
Charlton of Mount Vernon
Baptist Church; Rev Ricar-
do Turner of the Engler-
ston Gospel Chapel: Bish-
op Chester Rolle of Oasis
of Love Ministries: Rev
Joseph Knowles of Mount
Theos Baptist-Church; Rev
Franklyn Lightbourne of
the Revival Faith Mission
Baptist Church; Rev
Roscoe Rolle of the Divine


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Joseph Thompson of the
Bread of Life Baptist
Church: Apostle Bradley
Moxey of God's Dwelling
Place, and Rev Or Antho-
ny Brown of Present Day
World Outreach Ministries.
combined they have
amassed nearly 20 0
years in experience as pas-
tors.
"Our vision is simply to
provide a non-denomina-
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church reflects on its missionary nature.
The month culminates with World Mission Sunday when the
combined offerings from Catholics from around the world are
distributed to 1,069 mission dioceses around the world.
This year's Mission Awareness Week's theme is "Go and Tell"
and will include an array of missionary oriented workshops and
activities.
"Our Archdiocese office of the Pontifical Mission Societies
will host a week of mission awareness activities in order to pro-
mote a spirit of mission, a spirit of prayer and sacrifice among all
baptized Catholics," the Archdiocese said.
Activities planned by the Pontifical Mission Societies include
Catholic school visitations, a mini-workshop for the New Provi-
dence Parish Council, a Mass for Catholic school children and a
mission workshop for CCD or religious education teachers.
The guest speaker for the week is Mission Education Coordi-
nator for the Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Maureen Heil.
On World Mission Sunday parishes throughout the archdio-
cese will celebrate in unison and a special collection will be taken
to support the church's global missionary work.
"In this Jubilee year dedicated to Saint Paul, the apostle to the
nations, all Catholics are reminded of the urgency to proclaim
the Gospel to the ends of the world by word and example.
There can be no slackening or stagnation in the essential mis-
sion of the church to evangelise all people." said the Archdio-
cese.
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until October 19.

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grade 11 students yesterday
travelled to Kampala, Ugan-
da, where they will take part
in an unique learning experi-
ence.
During their 10-day stay in
Uganda, the students will be
working with orphaned chil-
dren of war at the Tent Mak-
ers Academy.
Tent Makers Academy is a
unique name for a unique
school. It is a volunteer-taught
facility of approximately 135
children in the slums of Kam-
pala, Uganda, an impover-
ished Banda community.


Many students are
HIV/AIDS orphans with lit-
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enough money for school sup-
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"Thanks to a commitment
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enable the students to take
excess baggage, all the chil-
dren's books and clothing that
have been collected from var-
ious fundraising drives held at
LCIS will be delivered to the
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dents," the LCIS said yester-
day.
Student Alexis Roberts said,
"Our main goals are to set up
a library at.the Tent Makers


Uganda
Academy and to create a
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about their life and their cul-
ture. This trip is the interna-
tional phase of a project we
had started in grade nine, and
I am so grateful for this
chance to be a part of such a
great project and cultural
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Ugandan community and
LCIS has been three years in
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only enables the students to
learn valuable personal
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of working with others less
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students with work toward the
International Baccalaureate
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LCIS said that its students
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and environmental issues, and
to hold an ethical position on
them from a local, national
and international perspective.
Students are expected to
exhibit attitudes anid values
that respect human dignity
which transcend barriers of
\ race, religion, gender and pol-
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US agrees to limited Iraqi jurisdiction


* By QASSIM
ABDUL-ZAHRA
BAGHDAD
American troops could face
trial before Iraqi courts for
major crimes committed off
base and when not on mis-
sions, under a draft security
pact hammered outvin months
of tortuous negotiations, Iraqi
officials familiar with the
accord said Wednesday,
according to the Associated
Press.
The draft also calls for U.S.
troops to leave Iraqi cities by
the end of June and withdraw
from the country entirely by
Dec. 31, 2011, unless the
Baghdad government asks
some of them to stay for train-
ing or security support, the
officials said.
It would also give the Iraqis
a greater role in U.S. military
operations and full control of
the Green Zone, the 3?-
square mile area of central
Baghdad that includes the
U.S. Embassy and major Iraqi
government offices.
One senior Iraqi official said
Baghdad may demand even
more concessions before the
draft is submitted to parlia-
ment for a final decision. The
two sides are working against
a deadline of year's end when
the U.N. mandate authorizing
the U.S.-led mission expires.
The Iraqi officials, familiar
with details of the draft, spoke
on condition of anonymity
because they were not sup-
posed to release the informa-
tion. In Washington, the State
Department confirmed that a
draft had been finalized but
refused to discuss any details.
"There is a text that people
are looking at," spokesman
Sean McCormack told
reporters- "Nothing is done
until everything is done.
Everything isn't done. The
Iraqis are still talking among
themselves. We are still talk-
ing to the Iraqis."
Prime Minister Nouri al-
Maliki briefed the country's
president and two vice presi-
dents about the draft late
Tuesday and will show the
proposed agreement to party
leaders by the end of the
week. His goal is to gauge
political support before refer-
ring- the* draft to parliament,
aides said.
Another aide said the Iraqis
would press for more conces-
sions if the parties rally behind
the government. He would not
elaborate. But other al-Maliki
.aides had said U.S. officials
told the prime minister pri-
vately that other parties were
ready to sign the deal and that
he alone was holding oat.
The aides spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity because.
they were not supposed to dis-
cuss strategy.
During months of negotia-
tions, which began early this
year, the most difficult issuie


U.S. REAR ADM. PATRICK DRISCOLL, spokesman for the Multi-National Force in Iraq, gestures as he gives
an update on security operations in Iraq, during a news conference at the heavily fortified Green Zone area
in Baghdad, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008.


proved to be the question of
who would try American sol-
diers and Pentagon contrac-
tors for offenses such as the
killing of Iraqi civilians.
U.S. negotiators demanded
exclusive jurisdiction over all
soldiers and contractors, pre-
sumably to protect them from
politically motivated charges.
But Iraq insisted on a role to
convince the public that Iraqis
- and not Americans are
in charge of their country.
Under the compromise, the
U.S. would have the primary
right to try troops and Penta-
gon contractors for alleged
offenses committed on Amer-
ican bases or during military
operations, the officials said.
Such language would pre-
sumably shield troops from
prosecution for accidentally
killing civilians caught in the
crossfire during authorized
combat operations.'
But Iraq would have first
crack at trying U.S. military
personnel and contractors for
major, premeditated crimes
allegedly committed outside
American bases and when
they are not on an authorized
mission, the officials said.
Most of the estimated
147,000 U.S. troops rarely
leave their bases except on
authorized missions, so it is
unclear whether the change
would send a significant num-
ber of Americans before Iraqi
judges. However, examples of


cases that could fall under
Iraqi jurisdiction might include
the 2006 rape-slaying of a 14-
year-old girl and the killing of
her family by American sol-
diers in Mahmoudiya south of
Baghdad.
Four U.S. troops pleaded
guilty or were convicted in
military courts. A former sol-
dier, Steven Dale Green, is
expected to stand trial in the
United States in April. He
could face the death penalty.
A military official in Wash-
ington said top Pentagon lead-
ers were not entirely happy
with the legal immunity com-
promise. Officials have said
repeatedly, however, that the
administration "can live with"
the proposed deal.
Other provisions of the
draft would give Iraqis A far
greater role in U.S. military
operations than at any time
during the nearly six-year war.
American troops would no
longer, be allowed to detain
suspects or search homes with-
out Iraqi legal authorization
except in cases of active com-
bat, the officials said. Anyone
detained by the. Americans
must be handed over to the
Iraqis within 24 hours.
All detainees currently held
by the U.S. must be released
or transferred to Iraqi control,
the officials said, although the
timetable for the moves was
subject to a joint review.
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dinate American military
operations, which must be car-
ried out in accordance with
Iraqi law and customs, the
officials said.
Al-Maliki is hoping for two-
thirds approval in the 275-
member parliament to ensure
he can fend off political chal-
lerkges in provincial and
national elections and resist
pressure from neighboring
Iran. A U.S. military
spokesman, Rear Adm.
Patrick Driscoll, alleged
Wednesday that Iranian
agents were trying to bribe
Iraqi politicians to oppose the
deal, although he said there


was no evidence any Iraqi law-
makers had accepted the
offer. Al-Maliki can count on
support from the main Kur-
dish parties but the positions
of major Sunni and Shiite
blocs is unclear, the aides
added.
Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-
Sadr's followers, who control
30 parliament seats, oppose
the agreement. Sunni and oth-
er Shiite blocs appear split.
Bush administration offi-
cials, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice and
other top Bush aides will soon
begin briefing key members
of Congress on the draft.
They said the draft may


draw objections from U.S.
lawmakers, whose support is
not legally required but is con-
sidered essential to the even-
tual success of any deal,-
according to the officials.
However, the American
negotiating teams have decid-
ed they cannot improve on the
proposal and have sent it to
higher-ups for a political deci-'
sion as time runs out on both
the Bush administration and
the U.N. mandate. Without a
ratified agreement soon, the
officials said Tuesday that the
two sides would have to begin
look more seriously at other
options. Those include extend-
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After 43
* By VERONIKA OLEKSYN
VIENNA, Austria
It's no longer a man's world
in Austria's most sophisticated
stables, according ot the Asso-
ciated Press.
The country's prestigious
Spanish Riding School, for
centuries a bastion of mas-
culinity, is modernizing: On
Wednesday, the 436-year-old
institution officially present-
ed its first female riders-in-
training.
The school, which w4s
founded in 1572 and is part of
Vienna's former imperial Hof-
burg Palace complex, is
known for elegant white Lip-
izzaner stallions.
Every year, throngs- of
tourists from around the world
watch as the horses, led by
male riders in identical uni-
forms, gracefully perform
exercises and jumps.
Allowing women to sit in
the saddle marks a distinct
break with tradition. But for
Elisabeth Guertler, the direc-
tor, opening up the exclusive
club reflects the realities .of
modem life.
"What speaks against it?"
,Guertler told reporters.
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of the Austrian royal court
regularly rode the Lipizzaner
horses but were not recruited
to be trainers.
Spanish Riding School
spokeswoman Barbara Som-
mersacher said Guertler, who
started managing the institu-
tion less than a year ago, per-
sonally pushed for the candi-
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into consideration.
"For her, it just wasn't
acceptable," Sommersacher
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ditions are good as long as
they're adapted to current
times."
Wednesday's announce-
ment was a bright spot in a
rough year for the school: In
January, officials warned that
the renowned establishment
was on the verge of bankrupt-
cy, and that a planned U.S.
tour had been canceled to
save on travel expenses.
The young women making
history are 21-year-old Han-
nah Zeitlhofer, from the Aus-
trian capital, and Sojourner
Morrell, a 17-year-old British
national who grew up in
Saratoga Springs, New York.
The two were dressed in
identical riding gear with their
hair tucked into caps.
"I'm very happy it's my


dream come true," Morrell
said.
Morrell, whose father is
British, said she has always
loved horses and wrote to the
school "out of the blue" after
taking a tour of the establish-
ment while on vacation in
Vienna with her mother when
she was 15.
Zeitlhofer, a broad smile on
her face, echoed Morrell's
enthusiasm.
"I'm still trying to believe
it," said Zeitlhofer, who
always wanted to become a
rider and recently got a degree
in equestrian science.
"People are totally nice and
we're not treated any differ-
ently ... I'm completely elat-
ed!" she said.
The competition for the
posts is fierce.
The school, which claims to
be the world's oldest, receives


"countless" applications from
around the world, Guertler
said.
The last time it accepted a
rider-in-training known as
an "eleve" was five years
ago.
To qualify for the intense
rider training program, which
can last up to 10 years, candi-
dates need to be at least 17
years old, have a passport
from a European Union coun-
try and speak fluent German.
Morrell said she learned
hers while on a student
exchange program in Han-
nover, Germany, several years
ago.
Certain physical attributes
- slender legs that appear
long in relation to the upper
body are a must, as are
determination, and stamina,
Guertler stressed.
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Deadly fighting erupts at



Thai-Cambodian border


* By SOPHENG CHEANG
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia
Escalating tensions between
Thailand and Cambodia over a
disputed border near a historic
temple erupted Wednesday in a
deadly gunbattle, prompting offi-
cials to quickly declare that they
would resolve the dispute through
talks, not bullets, according to the
Associated Press.
Two Cambodian troops were
killed, the first deaths in a 4-
month standoff that began when
UNESCO, the U.N. cultural
agency, approved Cambodia's bid
to have Preah Vihear temple
named a World Heritage Site.
Thailand feared its claims over
nearby land would be under-
mined. In recent days, as the dis-
pute fueled nationalism in both
countries, officials appeared to
be preparing for a major con-
frontation. Cambodian Prime
Minister Hun Sen issued 'an ulti-
matum to Thailand on Tuesday to


pull back its soldiers from the dis-
puted territory, calling it "a life-
and-death battle zone." Thailand
moved reinforcements up to the
border area. Thailand also put jet
fighters on alert at bases nation-
wide and C-130 transport planes
on standby that could evacuate
Thais living in the border area,
, Thai air force official Group
Captk Montol Satchukorn said.
Thai army spokesman Col.
Sansern Kaewkumnerd said
Wednesday that Cambodian sol-
diers approached a Thai base,
refused to leave the area and fired
in the air.
"We believe they were meant
to be warning shots. The Thai
troops fired back in self defense,"
he said. The fighting Wednesday
afternoon lasted for about an
hour, with each side accusing the
other of firing the first shot.
In a protest handed to the
senior Cambodian diplomat in
Bangkok, Thailand's Foreign
Ministry said Thai soldiers were


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peacefully patrolling their own
territory along the border when
Cambodian soldiers shot at them
with rocket propelled grenades
and submachine guns. Cambodi-
a's. Foreign Ministry accused Thai
troops of launching "heavy armed
attacks" at three different loca-
tions to push back Cambodians
from positions inside Cambodi-
an territory.


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diers broke out
Wednesday, Oct. 15,
2008 in Sisaket
province, northeastern
Thailand. The clash
came a day after Cam-
bodia's prime minister
Hun Sen issued an ulti-
matum to Thailand to
pull back its soldiers
from disputed territory
near the 11th century
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]Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008. Thirty-one samples of Chinese milk powder provided by 20 compa-
SAjnjes were found tainted with melamine after new testing, according to data seen Wednesday,
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fli-red before Sept. 14 to be tak-
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day, the first time Beijing has AQSIQ had drafted the notice make repeated promises
issued a blanket recall of prod- and was the only one authorized raise product safety standard
ucts since the tainted dairy scan- to answer questions. Last week, the Health Mi
*N.'dil broke last month, accord- Telephones at the 'agency istry issued guidelines limiti
.ZM to the Associated Press. rang unanswered on Tuesday acceptable melamine levels
It is the latest in a series of and officials did not respond milk and food products. The
measures China has taken to to a' faxed request for infor- had been no previous sta
-] JIa\ worries over the quality mation. The notice was not dards for the amount of ti
"of Chinese products and restore posted on the AQSIQ Web chemical allowed.
consumer confidence since four site. Health officials said delibe
;\ A.bies died and tens of thou- The crisis which has ate tainting is explicitly fo
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after drinking tainted milk. milk products pulled out of small amounts of melamine
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trol tests and make the product
appear rich in protein.
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ate it and, in extreme cases,
lead to life-threatening kidney
failure.
-w,,,,Citing a notice jointly
approved by six government
ministries and administrations,
the official Xinhua News
Agency said Tuesday that all
milk powder and liquid milk
produced before Sept. 14 must .
be subject to testing nationwide
by manufacturers. i
"Regardless of the brand or
the batch, they must be taken *-'
off shelves, their sale must be
.stopped," Xinhua said.
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will be sold again only after they
'i.'pass quality tests and are
labeled as safe. The Xinhua
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being implemented now.
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in mainland China so far. On
Sept. 16, a recall list was issued
for 69 batches of milk powder
made by 22 companies. Anoth- .- O p
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Sept. 19 for liquid milk.
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recorded more than 500 foreclosure-related calls this year. Across the country, authorities are becoming concerned that the nation's financial woes could turn


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vear-old Ohio widow shoots her-
self in the chest as authorities
arrive to evict her from the mod-
est house she called home for 38
years, according to the Associat-
ed Press.
In Massachusetts, a housewife
who had hidden her family's
mounting financial crisis from
her husband sends a note to the
mortgage company warning: "By
the time you foreclose on my
house, I'll be dead."
Then Carlene Balderrama
shot herself to death, leaving an
insurance policy and a suicide
note on a table.
Across the country, authori-
ties are becoming concerned that
the nation's financial woes could
turn increasingly violent, and
they are urging people to get-
help. In some places, mental-
health hot lines are jammed,
counseling services are in high
demand and domestic-violence
shelters are full.
"I've had a number of people
say that this is the thing most
reminiscent of 9/11 that's hap-
pened here since then." said the
Rev. Canon Ann Malonee, vicar
at Trinity Church in the heart of
New York's financial district.
"It's that sense of having the rug
pulled out from under them."
With nowhere else to turn,
many people are calling suicide-
prevention hot lines. The Samar-
itans of New York have seen
calls rise more than 16 percent in
the past year, many of them
money-related. The Switchboard
of Miami has recorded more
than 500 foreclosure-related calls
this year.
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IN THIS photo released Oct.
7, 2008, by the California
Department of Motor Vehi-
cles shows Karthik Rajaram.
The 45-year-old, a former
money manager, fatally shot
his wife, three sons and his
mother-in-law before killing
himself, Oct. 6, at their home
in the San Fernando Valley
neighborhood of Porter
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they've lost their jobs," said Vir-
ginia.Cervasio, executive direc-
tor of a suicide resource enter
in southwest Florida's Lee
County.
But tragedies keep mounting:
In Los Angeles last week. a
former money manager fatally
shot his wife, three sons and his
mother-in-law before killing
himself.
Karthik Rajaram, 45, left a sui-
cide note saying he was in finan-
cial trouble and contemplated
killing just himself. But he said
he decided to kill his entire fam-
ily because that was more hon-
orable, police said.
Rajaram once worked for a
major accounting firm and for
Sony Pictures, and he had been
part-owner of a financial holding
company. But he had been out
of work for several months.
police said.
After the murder-suicide,
police and mental-health offi-
cials in Los Angeles took the
unusual step of urging people to
seek help for themselves or
loved ones if they feel over-
whelmed by grim financial news.
They said they were specifically
afraid of the "copycat phenom-
enon.
"This is a perfect American
family behind me that has
absolutely been destroyed,
apparently because cf a man
who just got stuck in a rabbit
hole, if you will, of absolute
despair," Deputy Police Chief
Michel Moore said. "It is critical
to step up and recognize we are
in some pretty troubled times."
In Tennessee, a woman
fatally shot herself last week as
sheriff's deputies went to evict
her from her foreclosed home.
Pamela Ross, 57, and her hus-
band were fighting foreclosure
on their home when sheriff's
deputies in Sevierville came to
serve an eviction notice. They
were across the street when they
heard a gunshot and found Ross
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3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
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fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases fiom Monday to Sunday.


MARVIN


Saturday's
Sudoku Answer


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385
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741
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HAGAR THE HORRIBLE


Across
1 Form (5)
8 Position of eminence
(8)
9 Cold and unsheltered
(5)
10 Deceive (8)
11 Skirmish (5)
12 Wood used for bows
(3)
16 Suppress (6)
17 Prime (6)
18 Scottish river (3)
23 Unequivocal (5)
24 Country of southern
Africa (8)
25 A hard, dark wood (5)
26 Of late (8)
27 At oblique angle (5)


Across
1 Cut and run (5)
8 Boys must be prepared to
observe it (5,3)
9 Save a ship and rescue
about fifty (5)
10 Agitated cowhands
demonstrating how they
want to be paid (4,4)
11 Health resort in the country
(5)
12 Ben sent back a bill (3)
16 A wool-gatherer perhaps
(6)
17 A king, badly hurt in leg-
end (6)
18 Letter from Greece needs
some interpretation (3)
23 Climb with knotted laces
(5)
24 They take steps to protest,
perhaps (8)
25 There's relief when it is
unsuccessful (5)
26 Don't allow to come out (8)
27 An entrance of ornamental
stone (5)


Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Safety rail, 6 Snub, 10
Denim, 11 Matriarch, 12 Aspiring, 13
Learn, 15 Raiding, 17 Retouch, 19 Pig
iron, 21 Cushion, 22 Twist, 24
Exacting, 27 On a string, 28 Trace, 29
Suet, 30 Dressmaker.
Down: 1 Side, 2 Finishing, 3 Tempi, 4
Ramming, 5 Integer, 7 Norma, 8
Behindhand, 9 Violates, 14 Propitious,
16 Irritate, 18 Union Jack, 20 Needier,
21 Charges, 23 Irate, 25 Totem, 26
Biar.


Down
2 Final victor (8)
3 Call for a rise (8)
4 In difficulty
drop a note (6)
5 Be quiet going
in to purchase
something like a
shrub? (5)
6 Boat causes water to rise
(5)
7 Pigs from a southern port
perhaps (5)
12 Born in France (3)
13 Sheepish
expression (3)
14 Having for sale an item
sold in pairs (8)
15 Hustling around in
the daytime (8)
19 Bird disease affecting
humans (6)
20 A nasty accident on the
tennis court? (5)
,21 Stays on stage (5)
22 Footwear about right for
the beach (5)


Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Disclosure, 6 Calf, 10
Carat, 11 Outnumber, 12 Inveigle,
13 Farce, 15 Erosion, 17 Traffic, 19
Arsenic, 21 Tremble, 22 Tenor, 24
Domestic, 27 Essential, 28 Usage,
29 Toys, 30 Heartbreak.
Down: 1 Deck, 2 Strenuous, 3
Lathe, 4 Shotgun, 5 Retreat, 7
Amber, 8 Far-fetched, 9 Suffrage, 14
Department, 16 Ignorant, 18
Fabricate, 20 Codeine, 21 Tumbler,
23 Nasty, 25 Squib, 26 Teak.


Chess


Istvan Bilek v Ivan Farago,
Hungarian championship 1973.
Bilek was a quiet, inoffensive
grandmaster content to be his
county's No 4 behind three elite
rivals. Two scandals shattered his
composure. First, he was the victim
of an infamous cheating scam at
Sousse 1967 when Yugoslavia's
Milan Matulovic blundered a
bishop, then retracted the move
with the excuse "Ich spreche
j'adoube" (I say I adjust). The
arbiters ignored Bilek's protest and
the Hungarian's results nosedived,
but for ever after his opponent was
referred to as "J'adoubovic". Earlier,
Bilek's marriage broke up when
his wife was seduced by the higher
ranking Viktor Korchnoi during a
1965 tournament. For once, the
mild-mannered Bilek's anger was


Down
2 Mirth (8)
3 Take no chances
(4,4)
4 Out-of-the-way (6)
5 Obverse of coin (5)


6 Sedate (5)
7 Accidental


success


12 Nevertheless (3)
13 For what reason (3)
14 Programme of les-
sons (8)
15 Forbearance when
provoked (8)
19 As one chooses (2,4)
20 Sky blue (5)
21 Distinctive flavour (5)
22 Dim (5)


aroused and he crushed the then
Soviet in their individual game.
Today's position looks headed for a
peaceful draw, a normal result for
Bilek against his peers, but suddenly
White (to play) unleashed a decisive
tactic. Can you spot White's winning
move LEONARD BARDEN
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ing dozens of homes, forcing
thousands to flee and killing two
people, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.
The fires have charred nearly
15 square miles in suburban Los
Angeles and northern San
Diego County in three days,
with the fiercest blazes burning
in the San Fernando Valley.
More than 2,000 firefighters
and a fleet of water- and retar-
dant-dropping aircraft battled a
5,000 acre fire in canyons on the
west end of the valley and
another 5,300-acre fire at the
northeast end. Both were burn-
ing brightly Tuesday morning,
sending flames skyward.
Santa Ana winds were gusting
at 50 mph in parts of the valley
Tuesday morning, county fire
officials said.
Another 3,000 acres were
scorched by Tuesday morning
in Camp Pendleton, forcing the
evacuation of more than 1,400
homes at the huge San Diego
County Marine base and in
nearby Oceanside, according to
the base's Web site. The fast-
growing blaze had yet to burn
any structures on the base.
Firefighters had little to no
containment of any of the fires
early Tuesday.
"The fire wants to make its
way to the coast, and we're
going to do our level best to stop
it," said Los Angeles Fire
Department spokesman Brian
Humphrey. "Two-thirds of our
department is on the line."
The California Highway
Patrol expected snarled traffic
Tuesday morning. In San
Bernardino, Interstate 215 was
closed in both directions as fire-
fighters dealt with separate fires
in the area.
The 118 Ronald Reagan Free-
way was closed again Tuesday
as smoke and flames
approached the roadway.
The freeway was the scene of
a fatal wreck Monday when a
tow truck rear-ended a car and
killed the driver. California
Highway Patrol Officer Leland
Tang said traffic stalled because
firefighters were going by as fire


neared the route.
A second fatality was discov-
ered Monday in the rugged
canyonlands below the moun-
tainous Angeles National For-
est. The victim was a man who
appeared to be a transient living
with a dog in a makeshift shel-
ter, officials said. Mayor Antho-
ny Villaraigosa said it \\o.ulcl
take some time to identify the
victim.
Authorities confirmed more
than three dozen mobile homes
burned in the west end of the
valley and 19 structures some
of them homes were
destroyed at the northeast end.
Commercial sites burned in both
fires.
Fire officials alerted other
communities to the west in the
Ventura County city of Simi
Valley and south to Malibu, 20
miles away, as an ominous
plume streamed over neighbor-
hoods and far out to sea.
A fire broke out near the
U.S.-Mexico border in San
Diego County Tuesday morn-
ing and forced the evacuation
of about 300 homes in the town
of Campo, said Sheriff's Lt.
Anthony Ray. It had burned
about 150 acres on both side of
Highway 94 but no structures
have been burned and no one,
has been injured, Ray said.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
declared a state of emergency
in Los Angeles and Ventura
counties and urged residents to
be prepared for anything.
"Winds are causing fire con-
ditions to change by the hour,
which is why it is so important
that residents in the areas sur-
rounding these wildfires heed
warnings from public safety offi-
cials to evacuate," Schwarzeneg,
ger said.
Residents were not allowed
to drive into one of Porter
Ranch's gated communities, so
they parked their cars, ran to
their homes and carried out
whatever they could carry in pil-
low cases, in their armsssacks
and suitcases. Some ran out
clutching paintings.
In nearby Tv. in Lakes, a
neighborhood of n.irr,,\ streer,
perched above the 118 Freeway.
the fire raced through the com-
munity of about 95 homes.
destroying at least four.


AP Photos
VINNIE MAKUNYAN holds a cloth to his face against heavy
smoke while Los Angeles firefighters keep watch on flames
near homes in Los Angeles' Granada Hills area as efforts to
control wildfires in Southern California continue Tuesday, Oct.
14, 2008.


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Minister admbhs

Offshore bank revenues disappointmentr


may take '10-1


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ahamnas-based
private banking
institutions could
see a "reduction
in fee revenues"
of at least 10-15 per cent this
year as a result of the global
stock market meltdown, senior
financial executives told Tri-
bune Business yesterday, as
client asset portfolios suffer a
substantial reduction in value.
Michael Anderson, RoyalFi-
delity Merchant Bank & Trust's
president, explained that the


drop


Financial sector to suffer hit from stock market crash impact on
client portfolios, as fees linked to assets under management


stock market crash was likely
to directly impact the earnings
of Bahamas-based financial
institutions because fees in the
so-called 'offshore' sector were
tied to the value of client assets
under administration/manage-
ment.
Many of these clients will
have suffered substantial loss-
es as a result of the global stock
market meltdown, because a


significant percentage of their
assets will have been invested
in equities.
For example, year-to-date,
the Dow Jones Industrial Aver-
age in the US is down some 33
per cent, while the FTSE 100
Index in London is off by
almost 47 per cent from its New
Year starting point.
Mr Anderson said that with
some clients having experienced


a drastic drop in asset values,
"the earnings of private banks
down here are going to be
impacted, because fees are
based on that".
He acknowledged, though,
that it was hard to predict just
how much Bahamas-based pri-
vate banks, trust companies and
other institutions in tle inter-
national financial services indus-
try would be impacted, as much


depended on fee structures and
the percentage of their total rev-
enues that was derived from
asset-linked, fee-based income.
Yet with global stock mar-
kets having generally suffered
declines of between 30-40 per.
cent, Mr Anderson said: "The
fee income is going to be direct-
ly linked to that. I wouldn't be
SEE page 6B


Seller build-up creates Stay on Hayward Port stake lifted


BISX 'buyers market'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A "buyers market" has devel-
oped on the Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange
(BISX) as selling pressure
among public stocks has steadi-
ly built up throughout 2008,
with analysts telling Tribune
Business yesterday that there
were "good buying opportuni-
ties" ahead for investors to pick
up undervalued stocks during
the first six-nine months of 2009.
Michael Anderson, RoyalFi-
delity Merchant Bank & Trust's


president, said: "For the last six
months or so, there has been a
build-up of sellers in the sec-
ond and third tier stocks of the
market."
He explained that the lead-
ing stocks were supported by
major institutional investors,
such as pension funds and insur-
ance companies, plus high-net
worth individuals who took a
much longer-term view of their
investments, compared to indi-
.vidual retail investors.
Institutional investors based
SEE page 16B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Supreme Court has lift-
ed the stay that previously pre-
vented the Hayward family
trust from dealing in its shares
in the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) and Port
Group Ltd's immediate hold-
ing company, Tribune Business
can reveal.
Justice K. Neville Adderley
lifted the stay previously
imposed on Seashells Invest-
ments, the investment vehicle
oNl;c'd b) the Hayward family
trust, and which holds 50 per
cent of the shares in Interconti-
nental Diversified Corporation
(IDC), the GBPA holding com-


pany.
I It is understood that the judge
has yet to provide written rea-
sons for his decision, which was
authorised some time last week,
as he removed the stay on a pre-
vious discharge order imposed
by Justice Anita Allen.
The removal of the stay now
means there is no restriction or
prohibition to prevent Seashells
Investments, and the trustees
of the Hayward family trust,
from dealing in their share-
holdings.
The Supreme Court decision,
although ii ga\ e go xplictiLrul-..
ing on this aspect, is likely to
be interpreted by many as clear-
ing the way for Seashells Invest-
ments, if it so wishes, to con-


summate the previously agreed
$100 million deal to sell its 50
per cent IDC holding and by
extension 50 per cent of the
GBPA/Port Group Ltd shares -
to British banker Roddie Flem-
ing.
It is understood, though, that
no sale has been closed yet.
'If it was, Mr Fleming and
Geoffrey Richards, who both
resigned earlier this year from
their posts as deputy chairman
and chairman, respectively, of
the former's Fleming Family &
Partners merchant bank/private
-equity house, would become 50
per cent shareholders in the
GBPA with the late Edward St

SEE page 4B


on Act 'hold-up'

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Busir Ass Editor
THE minister
of state for
finance yesterday
told Tribune
Business he was
"a little disap-
pointed" that
implementation
of the Domestic
Insurance Act
had been delayed
by further work
on its regulations ut said the
Government was tryingg to do
the right thing".
"I'm a little disa pointed that
we had a hold-up on that,"
Zhivargo Laing said, when
asked by this newspaper about
the status of the Domestic
Insurance Act and its accom-
panying regulations.
S"Essentially, what happened
was that when the regulations
were approved by the industry,
they were approved in seven or
eight parts," he explained.
"In examining the parts, it
was the view of the drafters of
the legislation that to give ii
greater harmony and cohesion
there had to be some tidying
up, which caused some back
and forth on that."
Mr Laing said he was unable
to give a date for when the Act
would come into force, or when
the regulations would be tabled
in Parliament, adding that he
would "have to leave that deter-
mination to a body bigger than
myself", namely the Cabinet.
"There has to be agreement

SEE page 9B


EPA to 'increase'

bureaucracy level


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
SIGNING the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
will "increase" the bureaucra-
cy and red tape facing Bahami-
an businesses, a leading attor-
ney told Tribune Business yes-
terday, warning that it was
"unwise" for this nation to join
without seemingly knowing the
full implementation costs it will
incur.
Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, urged that when it
came time for Parliament to
vote on laws giving effect to the
EPA trade agreement and this
country's obligations, the
Bahamian people "should
demand" that each MP and


* 'Unwise' to sign without
knowing full
implementation costs
* Bahamian people urged
to ask MPs why they
support EU trade deal,

Senator explain why they voted
the way they did.
Arguing that there were like-
ly to be "very few, if any signif-
icant" benefits accruing to the
Bahamian economy as a result
of signing yesterday's trade
agreement with the European
Union (EU), Mr Moree said it
appeared that the Bahamas was
agreeing to a deal without
knowing the full costs.
"I think there are going to be
considerable costs attached to
the implementation of this
[agreement]," Mr Moree told
Tribune Business. "I have not
read or seen any estimates.
"I don't know whether a full
and complete study has been
done, but if it has, it has not
been shared with the Bahamian
people. So we are signing up to
an agreement where there has
not been a full costing, and that
seems to be unwise and not in
keeping with the Government's
transparency" pledges during
the 2007 general election.
Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, previously told
Tribune Business that both the
Government and the CARI-
COM Secretariat had devel-
oped separate frameworks that
would guide this nation and oth-
er CARIFORUM states on the

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businesses such as taxi and limo
drivers with their newly-
launched wireless payment sys-
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dors, restaurants and mobile
businesses. Its two wireless ter-
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via the Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company's (BTC)
GPRS infrastructure. They have
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when transactions were con-
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way to reach an untapped seg-
ment of the card processing
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those persons who want to pay
via credit card or debit card,"
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such as the wide range of Black-
berry devices, Windows Mobile
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$21m PI sale




was 'the most




expensive ever'


A REALTOR has branded
two Paradise Island lots that
sold recently for $21 million as
"the most expensive per square
foot" pieces of real estate ever
sold in the Bahamas. '
Luxury market specialist
Mario Carey said the sale
showed that the peak end of the
Bahamian real estate market,
which is dominated by foreign
buyers, had yet to be impacted
by a combination of the stock
market meltdown, global eco-
nomic downturn and credit
crunch.
"They're the most expensive,
per square foot, residential sin-
gle family lots ever sold in the
Bahamas as far as I know," said
Mr Carey.
"While this particular buyer
was not American, and the sale
was completed before the
events of the past few weeks,
what we've been seeing recent-
ly despite the financial markets
fall-out is a continuation of the
expectation that the Bahamas
prime property market is, at
least for now, in a class of its
own."
Mr Carey opened his own
firm, Mario Carey Realty, on
East Bay Street in May. He
added: "Listings are coming in
higher than last year. Those
who are interested are not casu-
al buyers, but serious, and
there's been no sign of interest
in quick sales or escapes from
the market, just the reverse.
"I've been in real estate in
Florida and the Bahamas for
more than 25 years, but with
this company being so new, and
to already have a half billion
dollars in listings and have
appraised more than $125 mil-
lion in property in such a short
time is amazing.
"I'm not sure how much is us
and how much is the market but
I can say one thing for sure, if'
the Bahamian market weren't
so strong, we would not be in
the position we are in today in
this office."
Last year, Mr Carey handled
the sale of the then-most expen-
sive penthouse at The Reef, the
22-storey condo hotel on Par-


adise Island built as a joint ven-
ture between Kerzner Interna-
tional and Turnberry Associ-
ates. That penthouse sold for
$7.6 million and re-listed a
month later at $9.9 million.
He was also responsible for
the most expensive sale of a
penthouse in Ocean Club Resi-
dences and Marina at $11 mil-
lion, and he handled the sale of
baseball great Barry Bonds'
Paradise Island house in Ocean
Club Estates. Current price tag
to be: $20 million.
The luxury property market,
Mr Carey believes, attracts less
than half a per cent of all real
estate in numbers, but that half
per cent or less enjoys a dispro-
portionate share of total worth
in the industry.
"There is a great shortage of
mid-level money, but there is
no apparent shortage of big
money," said Mr Carey, who
credits Kerzner for creating the
high demand-product that
buoys the New Providence mar-
ket, along with enclaves like
Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Port
New Providence and Albany.
"Don't forget it also boosts
the Treasury's coffers," said Mr
Carey. "Stamp tax on the sale of
the two lots was nearly $2 mil-
lion, paid in full at the time of
sale."


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THE GROVE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 9TH day of OCTOBER 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
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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
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Lot Hospital Lane & Dillet Street
Single Family Residence
6-Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms
Property Size: 2,215 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,164 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $197,000.00
From Blue Hill Road North, turn onto Meeting Street
travel West on Meeting street and the subject is on the
south-east corner of the first corner on the left, which
is Hospital Lane. The subject is a split-level residence
painted tan trimmed white.
Parcel of Land Romer Street Fox Hill, N.P.
Single Family Residence
(3) Bedroom, (1) Bathroom
Property Size:4,961 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,014 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $115,000.00.
From Fox Hill Road turn onto Romer Street (Church Of
God Prophecy and Fox Hill Community Centre junction)
travel east east on Romer Street to the third corner on
the right travel south to the fourth house on the left
which is at a dead end. The subject is a split level
residence painted blue and trimmed white aith a tiled
entrance patio
Lot#3005, Sir Linden Pindling Estates, N.P
Single Family Residence
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,153 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $164,000.00
From Charles Saunders Highway enter Sir Lynden
Pindling Estates and travel south on Lady Marguerite
Pindling Avenue to the second street on the left (Lauren
Street) travel east on
Single Family Residence
3Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,065 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,688 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $189,000.00
From Gladstone Road travel east along Rocky Pine Road
for approximately 1,444 feet and turn left on Dame Doris
Drive then another left and the subject property is the
third from corner.
Lot#19F, Grants Town, NP.
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms/ with petty shop 45% comp.
Property Size: 4,835 sq.ft
Building Size: 682 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $83,000.00
Travel along East Street North and turn onto Odle Comer
travel east on Odle Comer to the dead end (Collins Wall)
and the subject the last house on the left. The house is
painted white and trimmed maroone.
Lot#33, Blk#1, Faith Gardens,N.P
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size:6,200 sq.ft
Building size: 1,585 sq.ft
Appraised Value:$196,000.00
From the intersection of Cowpen Road and Faith Avenue
travel, west on Faith Avenue to the entrance of Faith
Gardens Subdivision turn left into the Subdivision and
travel to the second comer on the right (Collins Drive)
turn right onto Collins Drive and travel west and the
subject is the thirteenth property on the right. The house
is painted green trimmed white.
Lot#3375/76 Sir Lynden Pindling Estates, N.P.
Single-Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,500 sq.ft
Building Size:1,150 sq.ft
. Appraised Value: $161,000.00
From East Street & Bamboo Boulevard (south beach
Police Station) travel east on Bamboo Boulevard to the


round-about continue traveling eastward on C.W.
Saunders Highway take the second right, Lady
Margueritte Pindling Avenue, then take the first left,
Lauren Street and the subject property is the sixteenth
lot on the right.
Lot#39, Boyd Subdivision, N.P
Single Famly Residence with Apartment Attached
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms House
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment
Property Size: 9,600 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,768 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $209,000.00
Travel west on Boyd Road to the intersection of
Providence Avenue turn left and proceed straight ahead
at the fork in the road (Poitier Avenue) to the eleventh
property on the right. House #21 the colour is olive
trimmed white.
Lot#2527, Sir Lynden Pindling Estates Subdivision
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size;5,040 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,136 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $172,000.00
Travel west on Charles W. Saunders Highway pass Sadie
Curtis Primary turn left after the school and then an
immediate left onto a dirt road travel west on this road
to the T-junction and the subject is immediately opposite
the T-junction. The subject is painted tan and trimmed
tan.
Lot#22, tropical Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Property Size: 8,050 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,464 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $200,000.00
From West Bay Street travel south along Tropical Gardens
Rd turn second left (Periwinkle Road) continue pass first
road on left and the subject property is the third from
the corner on left.
Lot#51A, Albury Street & Dunmore Avenue
Single Family Residence
(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 963 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $167,000.00
Travel west along Infant view Road to the Dunmore
Avenue turn left onto Dunmore Avenue, travel south on
Dunmore Ave. and the subject is on the comer of Albury
Street and Dunmore Ave. The house is painted white
and trimmed maroone.
Lot#336, Golden Gates Estates #2
Single Family Residence
(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,890 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $207,000.00
Travel west on Carmichael Road from Blue Hill Road
turn onto the third left Golden Sun Drive)the comer after
St.Gregory's Anglican Church and before Carmichael
Primary School travel south on Sun Drive to the first,
travel west pass the second comer on the right and the
subject fourth property on the right. The subject is painted
white trimmed white.
Lot#11, Perpall Tract, N.P.
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,280 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,843 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $210,000.00
Travelling south along Ferguson Road from West Bay
St. take the 4th comer on the left (Sherman Ave.) The
subject property is the 11th house on the left. A single
storey structure painted light orange with white asphalt
shingle roof.


Lot# 1266, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,035 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $112,000.00
Turn north onto Willow Tree Ave. from Pinewood Drive.
Travelling north on Willow Tree Ave. turn through the 3rd
corner on the left hand side which is Sugar Apple Street
and the property is the 8th lot on the left hand side.
Lot#2, Partition of Allotment, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,867 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,716 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $229,000.00
Travel south on Fox Hill Road to Johnson Barber Shop,
turn onto the first right and travel east to the second
corner on the left, travel south to the T-Junction and the
subject is straight ahead. The house is painted olive
trimmed white/beige.
Lot#26, Frelia Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,220 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $192,000.00
From Faith Avenue and Fire Trail east on Faith Avenue,
follow the curve around to the right (approximately 0.6
of a mile east of Faith Avenue) take the first left into
Frelia Subdivision, then the first right and the subject
property is the last lots on the right.
Lot#320, Eastwood Estates Subdivision, N.P
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,110 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $242,000.00
From Prince Charles Drive turn north into Eastwood
Estates Subdivision, travel north along Tulip Boulevard
to the fourth corner on the left (Gibben Road) turn left
onto Gibben Road and travel west to third comer right
(Petrea Street) turn right onto Petrea Street and the
subject is the fifth property on the right or the. fourth
house (House#33). House is painted white and trimmed
white.
Lot#168, St. Andrews Beach
Single family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 8,100 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,170 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $239,000.00
From Yamacraw Hill Road & St. andrew's Beach
Boulevard, travel south on St. Andrews Beach Boulevard,
take the first left, Apennine Avenue, follow the curve
around to the right on to St. andrews Circle East, and
the subject property is the fifth lot on the right past the
first comer on the right. Atacama Avenue.
Lot#1267, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $108,000.00
Travel west on Pinewood Drive turn on to Willow Tree
Drive which is the 1st comer on the right side after the
Pinewood round about heading north on Willow Tree
Drive take the 3rd comer on the left side which is Sugar
Apple Street and the property is the 7th lot on the left
side the building is yellow trim white.


I VACANT LAND
Vacant land From Adelaide Rd and Adeliade Village Road travel east driveway between the second and third lots beige
Part of Lot being Southeast Moiety of Parcel D1 Property about 800 ft then turn left into subdivision property is apartment and yarrow town house and the subject
SizeL: 12,500 sq.ft the 3rd lot on the right. property is at the end of the driveway.
Appraised Value: $120,000.00
From New mt. zion Missionary Baptist Church on South Vacant Land Property Size: 13,992 sq.ft
Beach Road for about 200 ft on the right is a green Lot#l, Sanford Drive Vacant Land
duplex followed by a beige duplex. The subject property Property Size: 10,000 sq.ft Appraised Value: $210,000.00
is immediately behind the beige duplex. Appraised Value: $215,000.00 From Carmichael Road turn onto Gladstone Road trave
north on Gladstone Road to the entrance of Sea Well
Lot#2 of Tract Northernside Adelaide Road From Sanford Drive and marling drive travel west on Manor Subdivision which is the comer north of Polar
Vacant land Sanford Drive until you reach the first comer on the'right Ice Ltd. And the subject is the property at the entrance
Property Size: 5,756 sq.ft (road leading into Highland Terrace) turn around and next to Polar Ice Ltd which is vacant.
Appraised Value: 80,000.00 travel back east on Sanford Drive turn left on to a private

APARTMENTS/CONDOMINIUMS


Lot#594, Stapledon Gardens, N.P.
Triplex Apartment
1 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
2 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 10,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 3,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $535,000.00
From JFK Drive & Bethel Ave travel south on Bethel Ave
take the second left Spitfire Road and the subject property
is the last building is the last building on the right at the
T-Junction of Spitfire Road and Turnquest Avenue.
Duplex Apartment
Each Unit 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
Property Size: 5,800 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,415 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $187,000.00
From Fox Hill Road & kool Air Drive travel west on Kool
Air Drive take the eights or last corner right and the
subject property is the second lot on the right.
Unit#4, Hillcrest Tower Condominium, N.p.
Condominium
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms
Unit Size: 1,110 sq.ft
Appraised Value: 200,000.00
Travel south on Collins Avenue to Third Terrace turn west
on third terrace and the subject is contained within the
second building on the right which is a condominium
complex. The subject complex. The subject complex is
painted lime green and trimmed white.
Lot of Land situate noth of Step Street
Unfinished Triplex Apartment (35% completed)
Each unit 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 12,020 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $150,000.00
From Fox Hill Road turn onto Step Street, travel west
on step street and the subject is between Rahming Street
and Cockburn Street which is the first right after Rahming
Street at the entrance to an unpaved road access and
presently under construction.
Lot#8 Hanover Court, N.P
Duplex Apartment
2 2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms
Property size: 5,670 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,107 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $283,000.00
From Fox Hill road turn onto Sea Breeze Lane travel
west on Sea Breeze Lane and turn on the first corner


after the Christian Life Centre continue north and the
subject is the fourth property on the right. White trimmed
with an unpainted wall which is to be sprayed with the
marble creek spray on exterior.
Lot#35 & 36 Block #23, Nassau Village
Small Retail Store / w Duplex Unit
2 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 946 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $155,000.00
From Soldier Road, turn onto Windsor Place travel south
on Windsor Place to the last corner on the right before
the T-junction travel west on this road and the subject
is the fifth building on the right. The subject is painted
yellow and trimmed yellow.
Lot# 23, Wild Tamarind Condominium, N.P
Unit Size: 1,460 sq.ft
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Appraised Value: $192,000.00
From Prosper Road & Sandford Drive travel east for half
a Kilometer on Sandford Drive and the subject property
is on the right hand side, diagonally across from the U.S.
Ambassador residence.
Lot#209, Sunshine Park, N.P.
Four Plex Apartment
Property Size: 4,944 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,200 sq.ft
Appraised Value; $205,000.00
Heading south on Blue Hill Road take the 1st entrance
intb Sunshine Park take the 1st comer on left (Murray
Street) the property is the 5th building on left hand side
of the street. The building is blue trim with white.
Lot: Approximately 5,589 sq. ft North of Johnson Road
Duplex Apartment
2 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Each
Property Size: 5,589 sq. ft
Building Size: 2,100 sq. ft
Appraised Value: $288,000.00
Travelling East on Bernard Road, turn north Adderiey
Street (Opposite St. Augustine's College), continue north
on Adderley Street pass step street (which is on the
curve) and make the first turn right onto Johnson Terrace.
Turn onto an unpaved road on the right (which is the
first corner on the right) At the T-junction turn right
(heading south) enter gates of privately owned is a
duplex residence colored gray with white trim.


Lot East Windsor Place Soldier Road
Duplex Apartment
2- (2) Bathrooms, (1) Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000sq.ft
Building Size: 1,580 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $172,000.00
Travel East on Soldier Road to the intersection near
Sugar Kid Bowe Food Store turn right and travel to the
end of this street, across the intersection at the curve
turn east and the subject is the first property on the left,
which is a duplex. The duplex is recently painted blue
and trimmed white with enclosed fencing.
Property situated 350 feet south Adelaide & Coral Harbour
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, 1 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Property Size: 5,691 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $285,000.00
Travel along Carmichael Road to the roundabout continue
west onto Adelaide Road turn left at the fourth comer
which is an unpaved entrance road continue south on
this road and the subject is the fourth house on the left
split level green trimmed white.
Lot#10, Blk#11, Millers Heights Subdivision, N.P
Duplex Apartment
1 2 Bedrooms., 1 Bathroom
1 2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,444 sq.ft
Appraised Value: 194,000.00
From Carmichael Road travelling west, turn left onto
East Avenue, travel south on East Avenue to the first
comer on the right travel north thereon to the first comer
on the left (Margaret Avenue) continue on Margaret Ave.
pass the first intersection and the subject is the fifth
property on the right painted mustard trimmed peach.
Lot#16, East Wind Gates Subdivision, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
1 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,902 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,988 sq.ft
Appraised Value:$290,000.00
From Fox Hill Road & Pine Yard Road travel west on
Pine Yard Road, take the 5th left into East Wind Gates
Subdivision and the subject property is the 6th on the
left.


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Offshore bank revenues


ma


take


'10-15


drop


FROM page lB reduction in fee revenues for
private banks right now."
The effects on the Bahamian
surprised to see a 10-15 per cent international financial services


industry as a result of the glob-
al stock market meltdown, cou-
pled with the economic down-
turn and credit crunch, have


almost been overlooked until
now.
* However, due to the direct
link between fees and value of
assets under management (their
net asset value or NAV), there
is little doubt that the industry -
a third pillar of the economy,
along with tourism and foreign
direct investment will feel the
chill winds from Wall Street,
the City of London and other
major world financial centres.
Any reduction in fee income
and, by extension, profitability
could see the bonuses and
salaries earned by Bahamas-
based financial services execu-
tives reduced, with negative
knock-on effects for other areas
of the economy as a result of
their reduced disposable income
and spending power.
Financial services workers are
among some of the highest-paid
workers in the Bahamian econ-
omy, with the multiplier effect


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Michael Paton, a former
Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) chairman, con-
.firmed that the stock market
crash and reduction in asset val-
ues would impact the fee rev-
enues earned by Bahamian
financial institutions, although
the precise impact depended on
each one's fee structure.
"It's certainly going to impact
fees if client asset values are
going down," Mr Paton, a part-
ner in the Lennox Paton law
firm, and head of its financial
services practice, told Tribune
Business.
"The private banking indus-


try will be impacted like every-
one else because of the down-
ward pressure on fees. When
people's portfolios are taking a
30 per cent hit, it's got to reflect
on fees.
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Conservative products do not
have the pricing exotic products
do, so you will see fee pressures
here."
With fees levied as a per-
centage of the client assets
under administration, manage-
ment or custody, Mr Paton said
that while the fees would not
change, the amount they were
levied on would "take a hit".


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Large private estate in Nassau seeking a Head Engineer capable of
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estate. Previous experience working with large private estate, small luxury
hotel or embassy essential. Applications and resumes should include
reference from previous three employers. Send resume, certificates and
references to:
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008, PAGE 7B


THE TRIBUNE


DELTEC Bank & Trust, the
Bahamas-based private bank-
ing institution, is not part of the
deal that has seen its owner,
Atlas Capital Associates, sell its


Benchmark

director

resigns

from

Board

Sandra Knowles, former
Securities Commission execu-
tive director, has resigned from
BISX-listed Benchmark
(Bahamas) Board of Directors.


BUSINESS i


FINCO sees




10 per cent




mortgage




growth


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
FINANCE Corporation of
the Bahamas (FINCO) has seen
at least a 10 per cent increase in
mortgages issued over the past
year despite the downward eco-
nomic trend, indicating demand
for home ownership remains
strong among Bahamians who
can afford it.
Speaking at a seminar for the
Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA), Tanya
McCartney, for FINCO's man-
aging director, said that even
though there has been an
increase in foreclosed proper-,
ties due to the tough economic
climate, more and more
Bahamians have gotten their
finances in order and qualified
for home loans.
"There is a certain market


that is focused on home own-
ership and ready to get their
piece of the rock," Ms McCart-
ney said. Real estate in the
Bahamas was still perhaps the
most solid investment, she
added.
Ms McCartney added that the
sub-prime mortgage problems
that US homeowners were now
experiencing could not happen
in the Bahamas due to the strict
regulations put in place by the
Central Bank of the Bahamas.
"Still, we are seeing a number
of persons who are finding it
difficult to make their pay-
ments, not because of interest
rates, but these are self-
employed persons, or those in
tourism or construction, and
even some professionals who
have seen a decrease in busi-
ness and thus their economic
picture has changed, even
though initially, they were qual-
ified for the loan," she


explained.
Ms McCartney said FINCO
was eager to see how the Prime
Minister's plans to assist per-
sons with their mortgage pay-
ments will work, and said the
bank had tried to be accommo-
dating to persons whose
accounts had been in good
standing and had fallen into
difficulty.
"Banks are not real estate
agents, and despite what you
see in the newspapers, we do
not take pleasure in foreclosing
on someone's home," Ms
McCartney said.
She added that persons have
to be willing to come in and sit
with a mortgage officer and try
to refinance in the way that will
best help them.
"Often, people will come to
us only when they have the
eviction notice, and by then it is
simply too late," Ms McCart-
ney said.


PUBLIC AUCTION

By Order of
The Bahamas Development Bank
Cable Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas
Commonwealth of The Bahamas


I. G. STUBBS WILL SELL


WHAT:


Eleven (11) assorted used vssels as set out in the
schedule below:


MAKE/MODEL


1990 34' Offshore Vessel
1977 53' Defender
1992 45' Defender Vessel
1989 48' North Carolina
1979 52' Hatteras Fibre Glass Vessel
1980 47' Garcia
1981 51' Defender Vessel
80' Custom Steel Hull Vessel
94' Steel Hull Gulf Coast Shrimp Trawler
1980 with two (2) Volvo Diesel Engine

122' Single Screw Steel Hull (1960)


NAME


Der Berry's
Shabak
Liminos
M.V. Buddy
Miss Quality
Equality
Lady Kristy


LOCATION


Potters Cay
Potters Cay
Potters Cay
Coral Harbour
Arawak Cay
Potters Cay
Owner/Andros
Owner Possession


Sweet Charlotte Owner Possession,
Morgan Bluff
Andros
M.V. Lisa III Bradford Marine
Freeport


LOCATION: Potters Cay Dock Nassau, The Bahamas
TIME: 11:00am Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Preview and Inspection from 9:00am Until Auction time at
the site.
TERMS: ALL items to be Sold Where Is As Is for Cash, Cashier' Check or current Bank Guarantee Letter.
Purchase will not be released until paid for in full not later than 4:00pm Tuesday, November 4th, 2008. Where
a deposit is required, the same is non refundable. If final payment is not made by 4:00pm Tuesday, November
4, 2008 any and all deposits made will be forfeited.
Any and all Notices or amendments by Auctioneer on said Auction Day whether written or verbal shall supercede
this or any subsequent advertisement.
'For further information contact L G. Stubbs at 322-2028 or Fax: 328-8086 or Email: igstubbs@coralwave.com
or
Bahamas Development Bank
At (242) 327-5780/702-5730/702-5724
Or Fax (242) 702-5730 email: BahamasDevelopmentBank.com
I.G. STUBBS
PUBLIC AUCTIONEER- LICENSE #0360


NAD
Nassau Airport
Development Company


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LYNDEN PINDLING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXPANSION

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is about to embark on a transformation of the
Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, The Bahamas.
The design will evoke the spectacular beauty ofThe Bahamas and the mission of NAD is to operate
the airport to be safe, friendly, clean, efficient and profitable with a local sense of place.

NAD invites interested Contractors and Suppliers to attend a Contractors Briefing to review
impending expansion plans. The airport will be expanded in 3 stages over the next 5 years and
will generally include:
Stage 1
New US Terminal & Pier 247,000 sq. ft.;
, Approximately 1,000,000 sq ft of new Asphalt Apron;
New parking facilities and roadways;

Stage 2
Selective Demolition & Construction of New International ArrivalsTerminal and International
Departures Pier 226,000 sq. ft;
Approximately 200,000 sq. ft of Asphalt Apron Rehabilitation;
Removal and rebuilding of existing parking facilities;

Stage 3
New Domestic / International Departures Terminal and Domestic Arrivals 112,000 sq. ft;
Approximately 30,000 sq. ft of Asphalt Apron Rehabilitation; and
Minor landside improvements

Other components of the project include:
Demolition
Landscaping
Apron Drive Bridges
Elevators and Escalators
Baggage and Building Systems

A presentation will be held at 1 pm EST, October 21, 2008 In Salons I, II & III of the Wyndham
Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas and will also review
construction, safety/security and environmental requirements for the Airport Expansion Project.


We look forward to seeing you there.


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timelines for implementing their
various EPA obligations.
He added that implementa-
tion cost estimates had been
worked out, but declined to
divulge them because all the
Government departments and
agencies involved had yet to be
briefed. A communication to
Parliament was promised soon.
The EPA's implementation
costs are also concerning the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce, which has called on the
Government to publish its
implementation schedule to
give the private sector time to
prepare.
Meanwhile, Mr Moree
expressed concern about the
scale and depth of change the
EPA would bring for the
Bahamas and its economy.
"I think it's going to result in
the introduction of a large num-
ber of laws, which is ultimately
going to increase bureaucracy
and regulation," he told Tri-
bune Business.
"It's going to have an effect
on the import duty system,
effect things like intellectual
property and lead to the intro-
duction of competition law,
which in and of itself is not a
bad thing.
People
"But people have got to
understand that it will funda-
mentally change the way busi-
ness is conducted in certain sec-
tors,' and that it is going to result


in increased regulatory over-
sight and bureaucracy, both at a
national and regional level."
Mr Moree added that anoth-
er concern was the EPA agree-
ment's emphasis on promoting
regional integration among the
CARIFORUM states. While
not the same as the CARICOM
Single Market & Economy
(CSME), he said the EPA
would "inevitably bring higher
levels of political integration".
Impact
In turn, this would "funda-
mentally impact". Bahamian
sovereignty and "the ability to
make decision over aspects of
our own lives".
"Most Bahamians still don't
have a full appreciation of
either the general impact which
the EPA will have on business
here in the Bahamas and our
lifestyles here, even though I
acknowledge the Ministry of
Finance officials and members
of the Trade Commission have
said they have met with all of
the major constituents," Mr
Moree said.
"I would challenge those offi-
cials, despite those meetings, to
state candidly whether they
have any empirical data to sug-
gest whether the majority of
people in this country truly
.understand the EPA provisions
and changes, and the new ini-
tiatives it will usher into our
laws and the way we do busi-
ness."
The senior attorney said that
if the Bahamas' submission of a
services offer over the EPA was
not a closed issue/done deal,
this nation should use the next
six months to re-examine and
debate that offer to prevent it


from "compounding" the diffi-
culties it faces in relation to the
EU trade agreement.
With both the House of
Assembly and the Senate still
required to pass legislation giv-
ing effect to the EPA and its
provisions, Mr Moree said the
Bahamian electorate needed to
demand that their MPs and
Senators explain why they sup-
port/do not support the trade
agreement.
"The very least we should
demand of Parliamentarians, if
they take us into this agree-
ment, which is against the wish-
es of the vast majority of
Bahamians, is that each of them
explain why they are supporting
it and demonstrate a level of
understanding which would
indicate they have themselves
at least read the EPA agree-
ment," he added.
"All that amounts to is good
governance, and all the Bahami-
an people should insist on that.
When it comes time to debate
and vote on the EPA issue,
those votes will be extremely
important."
Opponents
Responding to those who had
labelled EPA opponents as
'fearmongers' who were afraid
of change, Mr Moree said: "It is
nothing to do with fear of
change.
"My opposition to the EPA
has nothing to do with being
afraid of change. I believe
change is essential in key areas
of our national life, but change
for the sake of it is not good.
"Time will show this agree-
ment will be detrimental to the
Bahamian people in the medi-
um and long-term."


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PUBLIC AUCTION


By Order of
The Bahamas Development Bank
Cable Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

I. G. STUBBS WILL SELL


WHAT:


Fifteen (15) assorted used vehicles as set out in the
schedule below:


2003 Dodge Caravan
1996 Ford Explorer
1997 Dodge Stratus
2001 Hyundai H-1 Van
2001 Kia 12 Seaters Bus
2000 Ford Ranger Truck
2003 Toyota Coaster Bus
1989 Chevy Caprice Hearse


2000 Toyota Coaster Bus
2004 Toyota Coaster Buss
2002 Kitchen Van Trailer
2002 Hyundai H-1 Van
1997 Toyota Van (Hiace)
20006 Hyundai H-1 Van
(gold/silver)
1978 L800 Ford Boom Truck


LOCATION: Police Training College Grounds Internal Securities Division,
Oakes Field

TIME: 11:00am Saturday, October 18th, 2008 Preview and Inspection
from 9:00am Until Auction'time at the site.

TERMS: ALL items to be Sold Where Is As Is for Cash, Cashier' Check
or current Bank Guarantee Letter. Purchase will not be released until paid for
in full not later than 4:00pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2008. Where a deposit
is required, the same is non refundable. If final payment is not made by
4:00pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 any and all deposits made will be
forfeited.

Any and all Notices or amendments by Auctioneer on said Auction Day
whether written or verbal shall supercede this or any subsequent advertisement.

For further information contact I. G. Stubbs at 322-2028 or
Fax: 328-8086 or Email: igstubbs@coralwave.com
or
Bahamas Development Bank
At (242) 327-5780/ 702-5730/702-5724
Or Fax (242) 702-5730 email: BahamasDevelopmentBank.com
I.G. STUBBS

PUBLIC AUCTIONEER LICENSE #0360


FREE
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Minister admits 'disappointment'


FROM page 1B

on when the legislation comes
into force," Mr Laing added.
"While I'm disappointed that
we've taken a bit longer than 1
thought we would, I understand
what has happened and I'm not
disappointed that we're trying
to dO the right thing."
Insurance
The Domestic Insurance Act,


which was passed by the former
Parliament in 2005-2006, was
designed to enhanced regulato-
ry oversight of the Bahamian
insurance industry and mod-
ernise it, with stricter attention
paid to solvency and capital
ratios.
It would also have beefed up
the regulatory powers and capa-
bilities of the Office of the Reg-
istrar of Insurance, converting it
into an Insurance Commission
with sanction and enforcement
powers, as opposed to the large-


Thursday, October 23'd, 2008
SuperClubs Breezes, Cable Beach.


Name of Applicant: _

Place of Employment:

Occupation:


Telephone Contact:


(Business)
(Evening)
(Mobile)


ly information-gathering role it
plays now.
Act
However, the Act cannot
come into effect without the
regulations, as it is the latter
that give it true enforcement
teeth. Mr Laing said yesterday
that the legislation and regula-
tions would not take effect
"without having all the pieces
in place".
One of the reasons the for-


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c' esday October 28
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Sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Training Room of
N.I.B.'s Wulff Road Complex, Wulff Road at Minnie Street

Refreshments will be served

Seminar Description
For everyone -Jfrom the self-employed person who works alone, to the employer of a
fin persons, lo the person responsible for the payment of contributions on behalf of
an employer of thousands. The Seminar ni/ give an overview of the National
Insurance programme, inchlsive of its benefits and assistance programmes, and
explore the scope and impact of the National Insurance Fund on the economy of
the country.

Questions and/,or concerns about the monthly payment of contributions or other
adminisfralive/ compliance issues, will also be addressed.


Persons interested in attending a Seminar
should reserve a space by calling the
Board's Public Relations Department
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Public Utilities Commission



TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT (Ch. 304)
SECTION 6(5)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in exercise of its powers and functions under
Section 6(5) of the Telecommunications Act (Ch. 304) gives notice that it is conducting
a Public Consultation on DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES between
14 October and 10 November, 2008. The purpose of the Public Consultation is
for the PUC to set out a framework and the methods by which it proposes to undertake
to resolve telecommunications-related disputes between licenced service providers.
The PUC invites and welcomes comments and submissions from members of the
public, licenced service providers and other interested parties on its consultation
document on Dispute Resolution Procedures. After the public consultation closes,
the PUC will issue a Statement of Results on the public consultation.
Persons may obtain copies of the public consultation document either in:
(1) In printed booklet from the PUC Office, Agape Houseo Fourth Terrace East,
off Collins Avenue, Centreville, Nassau; or
(2) By downloading it from the PUC Website at www.pucbahamas.gov.bs.
Persons may send their written submissions or comments on the public consultation
document to the PUC either:
(a) By hand, to the PUC Office, Agape House, Fourth Terrace East, off Collins
Avenue, Centreville, Nassau; or
(b) By mail, to the Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission, P.O. Box
N-4860, Nassau, Bahamas; or
(c) By fax, to (242) 323-7288; or
(d) By e-mail; to info@pucbahamas.gov.bs
The deadline for receiving submissions and comments is 5:00 PM on 10 November,
2008.
Dated 6th October, 2008
Michael J. Symonette
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
Agape House
Fourth Terrace East, Centreville
P.O. Box N-4860
Nassau, Bahamas.
Fax: (242) 323-7288


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"Your Bahamian Su ermarket



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HIGHLIGHTS


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The price for fresh and frozen chicken parts has been steadily increasing over the
past three years. Between the third quarters of 2006 and 2007, the price increased
5% with a further increase of 14% between the periods of 2007 and 2008.


The cost of conch, a local delicacy, increased 17% over the recognized quarters of
2006 to 2008.


Sweet peppers come in a variety of colors and shapes. During the third quarters of
2006 to 2007, the price for this item decreased 0.5%; however, during 2007 to
2008, the price escalated by 41%.


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THE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
AVERAGE QUARTERLY PRICES FOR SELECTED ITEMS; NEW PROVIDENCE:
SELECTED QUARTERS 2006 -2008
$B
ITEM UNIT 2006 2007 2008
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quarter quarter quarter
Cabbage 1 lb 1.18 0.88 0.94
Tomatoes 1 ib 1.70 1.59 2.10
Sweet peppers 1 Ib 2.09 2.08 2.94
Lettuce A head 2.69 2.12 2.24
Roast beef 1 Ib 3.78 3.99 436
Fresh and frozen 1 Ib 1.86 1.96 2.23
chicken parts
Conch 1 lb 6.43 7.26 7.49
Ground beef 1 lb 2.67 2.64 3.21
Liquid and other Each 2.59 2.90 3.20
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.**; .. Lot No. 181, Dorsetteville Bamboo Town
S r ;I (, All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot # 181, of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville which is situated in the southern district of New
,,. ".; Providence located on this property is an approximately 25yr old single family residence comprising of approximately 1,162 sq ft & consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bath,
kitchen, living, dining room & carport. The land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy
rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard has chained linked fencing at
^ *, the sides and hack.
m1 *side" 'andba' k. "Appraisal: $149,016.00
Traveling East Street South, turn right at porky's service station [Victoria Blvd]. Take the 4th corner on the right (Raynell Drive) the subject property will be the 4th on the
~... .,:. ^ '^ left side.Painted white trimmed light agua.


Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Watenrways, Coral Harbour
All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being lot # 186, of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour Waterways, situated in the western district of New Providence.
*- Located on this property is a single family residence comprising of approximately 2,482 sq. ft. of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms,
kitchen, living, dining, family & utility rooms with office (loft), the residence is also equipped with 2-car garage with electronic doors the land is on a grade and level; the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods.
Appraisal: $427,726.80

take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins drive, the subject property will be the I st house on the right
... side painted all white.




Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT
LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot SECTION ELEUTHRA ISLAND SHORES
-.." .v' -'**'- "*-*1" # of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase II,, .tETI LUHEA ILAN HO
the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of New 1
Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
a single structure comprising of a single family residence 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living t . .i he subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 'Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility r. r... .. Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
_____ land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the \ site encompasses a two storey building which is
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of jppr.o,,mateiy 14 yrs old and is abardor.r,,r.e Trirs, a wo..dOen landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the
the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining
yard is enclosed with walls, room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a
water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
.Appraisal: $753,570.00
Appraisal: $151,007.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.
Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.


SLot No. 3 Yamacraw Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being
lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU) Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
I!. house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area, unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land
1 1. family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch. is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
J Appraisal: $188,406.00 sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
.- -.- " Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Appraisal: $313,016.00
.. Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
k. .' -- on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
with garage. white trimmed brown.
Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO) All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
S1 of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
two bed, bath 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
'.. . 3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b -. 1 .-I the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
-.:.-- -. with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land 20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Alotment 2yrold duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
pacesstetching frm 'Fo e ri to, Fo Stre. sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
S. ... panels just under a quarter acfrom Fore in size andto Front Street, bath. kitchen, living & dining rooms units, and an approximately
Sowide. A coning j crst under a quarter acture in sizet and on the 9yr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
Sshingle roof and L-shapconcrete inblock structuredesign with a t sphotal length ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length ,- ...,.. and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
of 70. .x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the
1 walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
'j "" the floors of vinyl tiles. parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides
Appraisal: $265,225.00 Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.
LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLER'S HEIGHTS
All thatlot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No.
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's -nOpportunity MustSellLotNo.
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
SProvidence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
...... yr old single family residence consisting of approximately -- ,,* .. No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms," said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment .. .', Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
. .......-. complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to -,- m r comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
S.*a -- b sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding .: consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
-_ "during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly -I I bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southerC sides. ... 1,. appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
Appraisal: $239,500.00 .... ---. of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take Appraisal: $127,988.00
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white, after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.


ELEUTHERA LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE
All that piece parcel or Ipt of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera,
this site encompasses a commercial building consisting of a restaurant and disco that is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, Which
includes male & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial kitchen and storage improvements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda,
752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This building is central air-conditioned.
Appraisal: $490,671.00
This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower
Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.


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


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


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



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


LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of
Ingraham's Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11 B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running
thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed
with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00




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


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


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


LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS, LONG ISLAND

All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq ft, more or less,.having a 150 ft of road frontage & running back 200 ft at its most is located within the
Stella Maris Subdivision in North Long Island one of the Island of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Located on this property is a 6yr old split level
residence consiting of approximately 3,058 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroms, living, dining & tv rooms, kitchen & breakfast
room, also a garage which serves as a laundry room. There is also attached to the home a 10,000 gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of tiled
patio.


HAMILTON'S, LONG ISLAND
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island, and comprising of
approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a 35yr structure. A simple style home
consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. the home however is consisted of 2 separate constructions; 613.60 sq.
ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and telephone.


The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.


Appraisal: $67,000.00.


LOT NO. 359,
ELIZABETH
ESTATES


All that lot of land being Lot No.
S 359, in the subdivision known as
S-- -- Elizabeth Estates situated in the
--. Beastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas & having an area of
.." approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located
-. .. on the subject property is a 22 year
old single family residence
"-. comprising of approximately 871
sq, ft of enclosed living space
consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but
appears to be sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains
low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees
Appraisal: $123,425.00
Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates -
Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma Gibson Primary School & turn right St. Vincent
Ave. the subject property will be located on the next comer on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St. Vincent
Avenue painted all white.


(LOT NO. 62, LOWER
BOGUE) ELEUTIHIERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements, in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62,
comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this
.. .. site encompasses a 12 year old single
storney home comprising of 4 bedrooms,
S 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast
-room, kitchen and laundry room, with
',, r a total living area of approximately
2,342.06. Property also includes double
car garage, and front entrance with a total
sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This
home ii approximately 85% completed.
The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $229,426.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.


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


LOT NO. 6, BLOCK 2, MILLARS HEIGHTS
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 16,000 sq ft, of the subdivision known and designated as Millars Heights,
the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zonned multi
family / single family. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
APPRAISAL: $355,000.00
Travelling west on Carmichael Road after passing Bamboo Shack and East Ave, make a left turn onto West Ave. The
subject property will be on the left handside of the street enclosed with chain link fencing just before Wimpole Street


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





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


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

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

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

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


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Appraisal: $930,000.00


All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 17 of the subdivision
-: known as Westridge Estates
' Addition. Situate in the Western
Disrict on the island of New
S' Providence.
Located on the subject property is
a newly con-structed single storey
[ structure comprising 6,000 feet of
living space with a three Car
SGarage.
The building is 75% completed and
comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths study, living/dining, family room,
kitchen, laundry and generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on the right
hand side of the road.


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


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


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No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
SOLDIER ROAD Appraisal: $303,000.00


V-w r.a ..-...-. .-,- .,,, The subject property
consisting of 8,400
square feet is
developed with a split
leveled home with 1925
square feet of floor area
on the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square feet and second
... floor area of 735 square
feet. The building is of
sound construction
and completed in its
entirety. The ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living and
dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road opposite
Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.
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LOT 31 TWYNAM ESTATES


Appraisal: $456,000.00


A single family property
comprising 11,350 square feet.
Located on this property is an 11
year old single family two storey
residence comprising 3,794 square
1 ,K feet of living space. The lower
.... .... .. floor consists of living, dining and
kitchen area. A stairway, bathroom
and other public areas. The upper
floor contains two bedrooms, one
bathroom, Master Suite inclusive
of bedroom, bathroom and balcony.
Directions: Travelling East on Prince Charles Drive, turn Right at Super Value Food
Store. Proceed to the T junction. Turn left, then an immediate Right. Property is
located near the Dead End corner on the Right side of the road.
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LOT 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK


Appraisal: $136,000.00


Located on this 4,200 square
feet single/multi family
property is a 20-year-old
building of T-111 wood with
concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,198 square
feet of enclosed space. The
structure was formerly used as
a retail store and storage
facility.
Directions: From Golden Gates
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on
the Right white trimmed black.


LOT #1440 GOLDEN GATES
5.


Appraisal: $335,000.00


Located on this 6,000 square feet
n :mm.1mm . nt property is a split level single family
S .. dwelling comprising four bedrooms,
6 two and a half bathrooms, living and
dining rooms, kitchen and TV room.
Attached to the main house is two
one bedroom apartments.
Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM Church, Cedar
Way, then take first corner on the right, Tangerine Street. Subject will be about the second on
the right hand side of the road.


ELEUTHERA
Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION
ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY Appraisal: $101,023.00


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




PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT
ELEUTHERA Appraisal: $112,105.00
All that piece, parcel or lot of land 2,743 feet East of the junction of the
Palmetto Point road and main Eleuthera Highway containing 2.45 acres. This
site encompasses a 28-year-old single storey concrete structure of
approximately 832 square feet of enclosed floor space inclusive of shop space
and rest room facilities.



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CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00


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developed with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is
a residence comprised of 3,645 square feet of living
accommodations, inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry
and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of
600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket fencing
and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.


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EXUMA
BAHAMA SOUND #18
Lots 17663,,17664, 17665


Appraisal: $220,180.00


The subject property is being
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square
feet of living space. The top ,
floor comprises 1496 square 4.
feet and the lower floor
comprises 460 square feet. All .
plumbing and electrical rough -. -. :-- ,'" ..
work has been completed, The block work is completed on the
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.


EXUMA


Appraisal: $170,047.00


DUPLEX in Lot #6625 Bahama Sound #8 East Exuma, Trapezium shaped
lot 35 ft. above sea level, 10,000 sq, ft. Single storey 10-year-old duplex,
2 bed, 1 bath, kitchen, dining, living room and porch area. Property is
landscaped,


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


Lot 14, Block 11
DERBY SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT Appraisal: $112,680.00
Lot 14, Block 11 Derby
Subdivision, .Located on the
subject property of 11,250
square feet, is an incomplete
-,-single storey single family
house of approximately 1,008
square feet of enclosed living
;, .space, The space consist of
] one bedroom, one .bathroom,
.living, dining, kitchen. There
.. .ar6 porches at the front and
rear entrances.


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



Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00


Lot 12B, Block LN, Unt. 2
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEORT


Appraisal: $54,000.00


The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi-family zoned.


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


Appraisal: $219,614.00


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


Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES


Appraisal: $116,190.00


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


Lot 7 Block 8 BAHAMIA SECTION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA
Located on the property of 1.08 acres
that has been zoned for multifamily
development are four buildings: A, B,
C and D. Houses A and B are
positioned along the road and they
face each other. Houses C and D are
located to the rear of the building and
are facing each other. The
constructions of Houses A and B are
just about completed, houses C and D
are incomplete. The lot is enclosed
with chain linked fence except along
the front where a concrete wall is
erected. A concrete driveway (also
used for parking and about the centre
of the lot) leads from the road and
runs through the middle of the yard
separating House A and B.

Each building contains a total area of
two tliousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet. Inclusive of the entrance
porch with an area of 182 square feet.

Each house contains an entrance
porch, living and dining "rboms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two I
bathrooms, a laundry area,, adequate
storage and closet space.. '"


Lot 1, Block 8, SEA HORSE VILLAGE, BAHAMA
REEF YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $290,000.00


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Situated on this property of 12,500 square feet is a 36-year-old
quadroplex apartment building containing two 2 bedrooms and 2
bathroom units and two 1 bedroom, one bathroom units. Each unit
contains foyer, living and dining area, laundry and kitchen,


Apt. 101 FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUMS
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $62,000.00












The unit is a one bedroom unit consists of a living and dining room,
bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There is a laundry room facility on
each floor, a common swimming pool, and fencing with an electronic
gate securing the perimeter of the grounds. The rear boundary of the
subject building is the Ruby Golf Course. The total living area is
approximately 897 square feet.



APT 402 FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUMS
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $62,000.00


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FROM page 1B

their investments on a set crite-
ria, such as whether the stock
paid a dividend and had deliv-
ered consistent annual prof-
itability over several years, but
those equities that failed to
meet this criteria lacked insti-
tutional support.
That left these stocks at the
mercy of retail investors, whose
trading activity was based large-
ly not on a stock's fundamentals
or earnings potential, but their
need to generate liquidity and
raise cash.
While the BISX rule pre-
venting stocks trading at more
than 10 per cent above or below
the previous day's close remains
in place, to guard against wild
price fluctuations caused by
retail investors cashing out at
strange prices, Mr Anderson
said that selling pressure in 2008
had consistently.increased as
"more and more sellers" and
fewer and fewer buyers came
to the equities market.
"It's a steady amount of sell-
ers coming to the market, but
because no buyers are coming


Forthe stoie
behndth0 nws


to market, those sell orders
build up and build up and are
not sold," Mr Anderson.
"People have been unwilling
to drop their prices. They've
been willing to put their shares
in the market, because they've
anticipated that someone would
come to pay the market rate,
but no one has."
A survey of open orders
placed for BISX stocks by
investors carried out by Tribune
Business has revealed that there
are currently just six unfulfilled
'Buy' orders across the entire
market. Of those six, four are
for Cable Bahamas shares, and
the company has been carrying
out a 'share buy back' scheme
to support its stock price.
The only other companies
with outstanding 'Buy' orders
are FamGuard Corporation and
Colina Holdings (Bahamas).
The lack of liquidity in the
Bahamian equities market is
graphically illustrated by stocks
such as Bahamas Waste, which
has seen a build-up of 27 unful-
filled 'Sell' orders placed by
investors, with prices ranging
from $3.80 to $3.23 due to the
seller build-up.
"It represents an ideal oppor-
tunity for buyers who like cer-
tain securities but want to buy
at a lower price," Mr Anderson
said. "While sellers are willing
to hold on, there will come a
time when they have to exit the
market, and buyers can take
advantage of opportunities."


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY


Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
GREENING GLADE
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA


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


Appraisal: $254,355.00






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Lot 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00
The subject lot is
J approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
-".space. This includes a small
.-.--,front porch, a large foyer, a
sunken living room with
S.... .fireplace and chimney, a
S .. dining area, a full service
kitchen, a family room with
adjoining laundry and
storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
auxiliary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in
closet and private bathroom.


Apt 9, VILLA MARTINIQUE CONDOMINIUMS
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $125,000.00


The unit is a one bedroom flat consisting an open area living and
dining room, bedroom, kitchen, linen closet and bathroom. The total
living area is approximately 660 square feet. The porch has an area of
approximately 75 square feet.


Lot 13, Block 11, DERBY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $180,300.00


Lot 13 fronts along the northern side of Henny Road at the end of the
cul-de-sac. Its configuration has four unequal sides. The rear
boundary is along the canal. The front boundary has a curvilinear
road frontage of 45 feet. The rear boundary (canal frontage) with one
point of inflection has a total length of 165 feet. The western side
boundary has a length of 146 feet and the eastern side a length of
125 feet. These dimensions result in an area of .32 acres.

Erected on this property is an incomplete building of a proposed
single storey house. The living space is approximately 3,228 square
feet; inclusive of foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen, breakfast
nook; four bedrooms, three bathrooms, powder room, den, laundry
area, study and ample closet and storage space.


DERBY
UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a
single family residential area.
















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,GOVERNMENT NOTICE

MNSTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
S.I. No. 82 of 2002

THE PRICE CONTROL ACT
(CHAPTER 339)

THE PRICE CONTROL (LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS)
(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2008

The Minister, in exercise of the powers conferred by
section 3 of the Price Control Act makes the following


Citation and
commencement.
Repeal and
replacement
of schedule
to S.I. No. 98
of 2005.


regulations -


1. (1) These regulations may be cited as the Price
Control (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) (Amendment)
Regulations, 2008.

(2) These regulations shall come into force on the
1st day of October, 2008.

2. The Schedule to the Price Control (Liquefied
Petroleum Gas) Regulations 2005 is repealed and
replaced by the following schedule -


SCHEDULE
Selling Price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

PART A

The maximum selling price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) where
the sale is by cylinder shall be as follows -

PLACE MAXIMUM MAXIMUM
SUPPLIERS' PRICE DISTRIBUTORS' PRICE

1. In New Providence $70.00 per 1001bs $100.00 per 1001bs
& Grand Bahama (delivered) (delivered)
OR OR
$0.70 per lb $1.00 per lb
(delivered) (delivered)
3. In the Family Islands $88.00 per 1001bs $110 per 1001bs
(excluding Grand Bahama) (including sea freight) (delivered)
OR OR
$0.88 per lb $1.10 per lb
(including sea freight) (including sea freight)

PART B
The maximum selling price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) where
the sale is by bulk shall be as follows -
PLACE MAXIMUM MAXIMUM
SUPPLIERS PRICE DISTRIBUTORS' PRICE
PER US GALLON $ $
1. In New Providence $2.97 $4.24
& Grand Bahama (delivered) (delivered)

2. In the Family Islands $3.74 $4.66
(excluding Grand Bahama) (including sea freight) (including sea freight)

Made this 1st day of October, 2008.


D. A. Foulkes
Minister Responsible for Consumer Protection


to cut


3,300 jobs




profit falls


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* By VINNEE TONG
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Pep-
siCo announced plans on Tues-
day to cut 3,300 jobs and close
six plants as it deals with lag-
ging U.S. drinks sales and a
surging dollar, which will hurt
profits from its rapidly growing
international business.
The announcement came as
the global snacks and drinks
maker reported a 9.5 percent
drop in third-quarter profit that
missed Wall Street expectations.
It also offered a downbeat prof-
it outlook.
The job cuts amount to
roughly 1.8 percent of Pepsi-
Co's global work force of about
185,000 employees. The cuts
will affect managerial and fac-
tory jobs both in and outside
the U.S. Most will be eliminated
in the coming months, Chief
Financial Officer Richard
Goodman said.
The nation's second-largest
drink maker which also owns
the Frito-Lay, Tropicana and
Quaker brands said the cuts
would generate pretax savings
of more than $1.2 billion over
the next three years. It plans to
save $350 million to $400 mil-
lion in 2009.
"While we can't control the-
macro economic situation, we
can enhance PepsiCo's operat-
ing agility to respond to the
changing environment," Chief
Executive Indra Nooyi said in a
statement.
-In the third quarter, the com-
pany had net income of $1.58
billion, or 99 cents a share, com-
pared with $1.74 billion, or $1.06
per share, a year ago. Revenue
grew to $11.2 billion in the most
recent period from $10.17 bil-
lion a year ago.
Costs
Excluding one-time costs, the
company earned $1.06 per
share, but that still fell short of
what Wall Street had expected.
Analysts surveyed by Thom-
son Reuters, who typically
exclude items from estimates,
expected earnings of $1.08 per
share on revenue of $11.2 bil-
lion.
Purchase, N.Y.-based Pepsi-
Co Inc. also noted that the
recent surge in the U.S. dollar
will hurt fourth-quarter profit.
At current rates, the incremen-
tal impact would be about'4
cents to 5 cents per share.
As a result, the company now
expects tt report 2008.earnings
per share of $3.67 to $3.68, com-
pared with prior guidance of
3.72. Analysts expected $3.74
per share for the full year.
"Pepsi missed consensus
operating earnings, lowered full
year guidance and didn't pro-
vide an '09 outlook at this
point," Morgan Stanley analyst
Bill Pecoriello said in a note to
investors. He said the negative
results would likely drag down
the share prices of other multi-
national consumer products
companies.
PepsiCo shares fell $4.57, or
7.4 percent, to $57.20 in mid-
morning trading Tuesday.
PepsiCo announced Friday
that it would renew its focus on
carbonated soft drinks with a
marketing campaign to be
launched after New Year's.
That would be a reversal of its
strategy to move away from
soda and toward more expen-
sive alternatives, such as
sparkling juice, energy drinks
and ready-to-drink teas.
Goodman, the CFO, said the
company had been planning the
campaign over the last several
months as a response to the
consistent declines in sales vol-
ume in the U.S.
"We're looking at re-engag-
ing consumers, keeping the ones
we have and making sure we're
getting additional consumers
into the fold," Goodman said,
adding that a lot of carbonated
soft drinks "are very afford-
able."


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DEVELOPMENT
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT (1971)
(CHAPTER 339)
THE PRICE CONTROL (GENERAL)
(AMENDMENT)
(NO.160 REGULATIONS, 2008

-NOTICE

The public is hereby advised that
effective Wednesday, 15th October, 2008,
the Honourable Minister of Labour and
Social Development has approved prices for the
following breadbasket commodities:


1. Butter
2. Cheese
3. Cooking Oil
4. Flour
5. Margarine
6. Mayonnaise
7. Rice
8. Sugar

PERMANENT SECRETARY


per cent


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GOVERNMENT

NOTICE


MINISTRY OF FINANCE

PUBLIC NOTICE

Family Island Development
Encouragement Act

The Ministry of Finance, advises for the
information of the general public, that the Family
Islands Development Encouragement Act, 2008
which came into effect on 1st July 2008 provides
for the exemption from customs duty and excise
tax on building materials, and machinery for land
clearing.

The public should note that the Islands to which
the Act applies are:

Sweetings Cay and Water Cay (Grand Bahama)
Grand Cay and Moores Island (Abaco)
Current Island (Eleuthera)
Andros
Cat Island
San Salvador
Rum Cay
Long Island
Crooked Island
Long Cay
Acklins
Ragged Island and Cays
Mayaguana
Inagua

In addition, the public should also note there is
no need for any application to be made to the
Ministry of Finance or Family Island
Administrators. The process is being administered
directly by Bahamas Customs, who can provide
any clarification which may be required.

FINANCIAL SECRETARY (Acting)


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How to save Bahamian firms in '09


* By MARK A TURNQUEST
IN light of challenges that
companies in all sectors are
experiencing, and the recent
increase in Bahamian business
closures, the Governmenit must
immediately develop a com-
prehensive "relief package" for
all businesses.
The Government has provid-
ed social relief for the poor and
homeowners, but it has yet to
indicate how it is ooing to
reduce the burden of operating
a business in the Bahamas.
There is always a lot of "talk"


about the importance of busi-
nesses (especially small and
medium-sized businesses) to the
Bahamian economy. Now is the
lime to strategically implement
financial and non-financial sup-
port schemes to prevent more
businesses from closing down.
Although I am a small busi-
ness consultant, and 99 per cent
of my clients are in trouble
(decreased sales, increased
costs/expenses), big business
owners also need help in order
to survive during this "global
recession" because they hire
many Bahamians and con-


tribute significantLy to our gross
domestic product (GDP).
Listed below are ways for the
Government to provide finan-
cial and non-financial support
to all businesses in the Bahamas
by no later than January 2009,
so that business owners can
adjust their operating budgets
early in the year:
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Reduce business license
fees by 50 per cent
Reduce other business reg-
ulatory fees by 25 per cent
Reduce the BEC surcharge


to 10 per cent
Reduce water and sewage
costs by 25 per cent
Reduce NIB expenses
(employers portion) from 5.4
per cent to 2.5 per cent
Reduce work permit fees
by 25 per cent
Eliminate all stamp tax for
six months
Reduce all commercial
property taxes by 0.5 per cent
NON-FINANCIAL
SUPPORT
Business owners must take
the lead role and indicate which


non-financial business support
services they need in order to
survive during 2009. This could
be communicated to the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce, the Bahamas Agricul-
tural and Industrial Corpora-
tion (BAIC) or at an open
forum. After consulting with the
private sector, the Government
needs to initiate the following
below (based on demand):
Host free seminars that
focus on how to start, manage,
grow and reorganise businesses
during a recession.
Partner with
accountants/financial experts to
provide free services on how to
manage cash flow and other
financial matters during a reces-
sion.
Partner with marketing con-
sultants to provide free services
on to how sell, promote and
provide exceptional customer
services during a recession.
Partner with human
resources professionals to pro-
vide free services on how to
attract, maintain and retain an
effective workforce during a
recession.
Partner with business con-
sultants to provide tree sen ices
on how to manufacture prod-


ucts efficiently during a reces-
sion.
Partner with security com-
panies (with assistance from the
police force) to provide free
advice on how to protect busi-
nesses during a recession.
Partner with lawyers, insur-
ance agents and financial con-
sultants to provide free advice
on how to protect commercial
assets during a recession.
*.Partner with Information
Technology Experts to provide
free advice on how to obtain
and use the right technology
during a recession.
The above information is a
guideline (base model) that the
Bahamas Government could
use. In addition, this article was
written to stimulate the "cre-
ative minds" of policymakers
who are responsible for busi-
ness development.
I suggest that the Govern-
ment partner with executives
from BAIC, the Bahamas
Entrepreneurial Venture Fund,
the Bahamas Development
Bank, the Chamber of Com-
merce, IDB, the College of The
Bahamas and all professional
associations to take a proactive
approach to save businesses
during 2009.
For more information contact
Mark A Turnquest at web site
www.markturnquestconsult-
inig comn or Tel: 326-6'4.~42-
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