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Publication Date: October 21, 2008
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CONVICTED murderer
Vincent Dean, found guilty of
shooting and killing Geren
Kelly, could be set free after
the Court of Appeal heard
major discrepancies in the
prosecution's case yesterday.
Murrio Ducille, acting on.
behalf of appellant Vincent
Dean, told Court of Appeal

president Dame Joan Sawyer
the prosecution's case was
based on hearsay evidence,
which should not have been
accepted by the court.
Furthermore, identification
of the accused was not estab-
lished beyond reasonable
doubt, Mr Ducille said.
Dean, of St Vincent Road,
New Providence, was charged
SEE page eight

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continuing their investigations

Ministry wants pair
involved in controversy to
comply with transfer orders

THE debacle of the two
Andros teachers, who have so
far refused to start work at the
schools to which they were
assigned, reached boiling point
yesterday as the Ministry of
Education threatened to stop
their salaries if they did
not comply with the transfer
The teachers two sisters -
involved in the Andros con-
troversy did not report at their
assigned schools.yesterday,
leaving the Director of Edu-
cation no choice but to order
their salaries stopped.
Education Director Lionel
Sands said teachers are paid
to perform a function each day
and if they are not reporting to
the schools where those func-
tions are to be performed, and
they have no legitimate rea-
son not to be present, then
their salaries should be taken
from them.
"If they did not show up to
the schools where they were

sent, then our actions would
be to, firstly, have their salaries
stopped. Secondly, if they still
refuse to go to their assigned
schools, then we make recom-
mendation to the Public Ser-
vice Commission to have fur-
ther disciplinary action taken
against them because they
would be away on leave with-
out any kind of approval from
the Department of Educa-
tion," Mr Sands said.
Mr Sands said that once the
Department of Education
receives a report that both
teachers did not report to their
respective schools, then the
necessary action will be tak-
Students from both the'Cen-
tral Andros High School and
Fresh Creek Primary Schools
returned to their classrooms
today. However, no new trans-
fer teachers were added to the
North Andros High or Stan-
yard Creek Primary schools.
Education Minister Carl
SEE page eight


POLICE do not suspect into it.
that there might be a trend of The multiple stabbing of Mr
gay murders in New Provi- Whylly, though, bears an
dence, according to Acting uncanny resemblance to three
Commissioner of Police, Regi- other gay slaying in the past
i.tilJ wF ui., ,n. months.
Homicide victim number 63, Well known Bahamian
who police confirmed yesterT designer Harl Taylor was
day to be, 45-year-old Paul stabbed to death last Novem-
Whylly,was the fifth member ber and COB lecturer Thad-
of the gay community to be deus McDonald in the same
brutally murdered in the past month was beaten beyond
12 months.
Mr Ferguson said they are SEE page eight
Estimated $27m to be
spent on dredging off
Prince George dock
Tribune Staff Reporter
Deveaux announced yesterday that an
estimated $27 million is expected to be
spent on the dredging off Prince George
According to minister Deveaux "the
actual dredging of the harbour is sched-
uled for about nine months from start to finish."
"Work is currently going on," he said, "where core samples
are being taken to determine the hardness of the rock, and to
also identify any environmental issues that need to be
Expected to begin in early January, this newest transformation
SEE page eight


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hosts biennial

Awards dinner

MINISTER and MP for St
Cecilia Cynthia Pratt,
receiving the Community
Spirit Award from Dion
Foulkes, Minister of Labour
& Social Development.


THE Salvation Army Advi-
sory Board hosted its bienni-
al awards dinner and silent
auction on Saturday night at
the Atlantis Resort in grand
style under the theme
"Beyond the Boundaries".
The room was draped in
red and white linen as the
atmosphere beamed with
soothing music by the Nassau
Citadel Band.
These awards recognized
those who display in their
own ways the Salvation
Army's goal of service to
human kind, outstanding ser-
vice to the community
through the donation of time,
talents and natural resources
and outstanding humanitarian
efforts throughout the com-
Out of the 11 awards given
out, such as the Others
Award and Exceptional Ser-
vice Award, Cynthia "Moth-
er" Pratt was the sole receiv-
er of the Community Spirit
This award is given to an
individual or entity instru-
mental in positively affecting

Event held under

theme 'Beyond

the Boundaries'

the wider Bahamian commu-
nity by unselfish efforts. The
award also honours those who
exemplify the meaning of ser-
vice and touch the lives of
others through outstanding
community involvement.
Mrs Pratt said she was very
humbled and grateful that so
many people had considered
her and how good it feels
when people show their sup-
port and offer their congratu-
"The Salvation Army has
been one of those organisa-
tions who over the years real-
ly helped me as a youngster
growing up and so I know the
impact it has made on my life.
"Many times if it had not
been for the Salvation Army
we may have not had a meal,
so today I am grateful that

they have played a role in my
life and many others," Mrs
Pratt said.
The former deputy prime
minister congratulated the
Salvation Army for the work
they were doing and encour-
aged them to continue their
work because the Bahamas
needed the Salvation Army.
"We are a young nation and
it takes all of us to try and
build this country. There are
so many different aspects of
the country that need building
so I want to encourage per-
sons to do what they can and
not look at who is doing what,
but to do what they can.
"If I do a little and you do a
little we will all help to build
this country into the kind of
country we are trying to

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collides with police car


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A GOVERNMENT employee was injured
yesterday when the vehicle she was driving and a
police car crashed into each other on Poinciana Dri-
The police car, registration number 121742, and
the government vehicle, registration number 2601,

were part ofa
After the ao
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complained o

a two-car collision at around 1.30pm
accident, the woman driver of the gov-
cle, a Ministry of Finance employee,
f pains and was taken to hospital for

Cubans get 880

million verdict

in slave case
A FEDERAL judge award-
ed $80 million in damages
Monday to three Cuban men
who won a lawsuit claiming
they were forced by their own
government to work in slave
labor conditions at a shipyard,
on the island of Curacao,
according to Associated Press.
Senior U.S. District Judge
James Lawrence King issued
the order after a hearing in
which the three men -
'Alberto Justo Rodriguez
Licea, Fernandeo Alonso
Hernandez and Luis Alberto
Casanova Toledo -
described mistreatment and
harsh working conditions at
Curacao Drydock Co. and
their passports being confis-
"They were slave condi-
tions," Casanova said outside
the courtroom. "We were
working for 17 hours a day."
The men were in Curacao
for about two years before
escaping in October 2004,
eventually making their way
to the U.S. where Cubans are
generally allowed to remain.
The three now live in the
Tampa area.
Rodriguez said laborers
were also forced to watch
hours-long speeches by for-
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A 24-year-old man
accused of having sexual
intercourse with a five-year-
old girl was arraigned in a
Magistrate's Court yester-
According to court dock-
ets, Cardinal Desmond But-
ler of Evans Street, is
accused of committing the
offence between January,
2008 and October, 2008.
Butler, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Guillimina
Archer at Court No 10 Nas-
sau Street, was not required
to plead to the charge.
He is expected to return to
court today for a bail hear-
ing. A preliminary inquiry
has been set for February 17,


31, shot in

the chest
A 31-year-old woman
was shot in the chest in the
front of her Murphyville
home on Sunday.
The woman had just
arrived at her home shortly
after 3pm on Sunday and
was taking items from her
vehicle when a gun was fired.
The woman was shot on
the left side of her chest.
She was taken to hospital
where her condition is listed
as serious.
Moments after the inci-
dent occurred, a man was
seen leaving the area in a
heavily tinted black Nissan
Maxima. Investigation con-

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Mobile Division found an
Uzi sub-machine gun in a
parked car on Sunday.
Just after 2am on Sunday,
officers acting on a tip went
to Baillou Hill Road north
where they stopped near a
parked Nissan Sentra.
Inside the car, officers
found a sub-machine gun.
The illegal weapon was
taken into police custody.
No arrests have been made
as investigations continue.

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* Five fires in six months

* Workers Party office damaged
again over the weekend

PEOPLE living in Black Village
believe an arsonist is on the loose fol-
lowing five fires in six months.
Over the weekend, the Workers Party
office was damaged for a second time,
and a phonecard kiosk nearby went up in
These followed another fire in Village
Alley on October 13 when a house occu-

pied by Mr Stephen Johnson was
"Neighbours believe an arsonist is
responsible," a Black Village resident
said yesterday. "But no-one knows what
the motive might be."
Workers Party leader Rodney Moncur
was called out at 4.30am on Sunday
when fire broke out in the building on

Rupert Dean Lane South. He estimates
damage at $15,000.
The nearby kiosk, on the corner of
Poinciana Drive, was also wrecked.
Fire appliances were called to the
scene, but Mr Moncur expressed disap-
pointment with the police response.
"For my party this was a great loss
because this is where we held our meet-

ings. When the PLP offices caught fire.
police took it much more seriously,'" h
The building, he added, would no\w
have to be demolished, having first been
damaged on April 7 this year.
"For the community to have five fires
in six months suggests there is an arson
ist in the area," he said.



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Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH an increasing number
of European and South Ameri-
can cruise passengers visiting
the Bahamas, officials recom-
mend that Bahamians working
in the tourism sector learn addi-
tional languages.
Speaking at the official
launch ceremony of the Nation-
al Port Week held yesterday at
the Prince George Wharf, a
senior representative from the
Florida Caribbean Cruise Asso-
ciation (FCCA) said that one
of the most notable trends relat-
ed to cruise tourism,.is.that the
number of South American and
European tourists have
increased over the past two
According to Michael Ronan,
vice-president of Royal
Caribbean International and
FCCA executive, an industry
analysis has revealed that the
visitor base for the Bahamas
has shifted over the past few
"The market used to be 95
per cent North American, it's
now closer to 80 per cent. More
and more Europeans and South
Americans and others are now
looking to cruise to this part of
the world," he said.
In order for the Bahamas to
benefit from this shift, Mr
Ronan said that he advises per-
sons employed in the industry
to seek to become bilingual, and
to also be prepared to cater to
the needs of this new crop of
While he said that the survey
showed that the Bahamas is in
fact a player in the global mar-
ket, Bahamians need to under-
stand that there are specific
demands that international vis-
itors have.
"People today want culture,
they want history, it's a part of
what you are, and that's what
passengers are coming to see,"
he said.
Minister for Environment
Earl Deveaux, who also spoke
at the opening ceremony, said
that the proximity of the
Bahamas to Florida, New York
and the entire eastern seaboard
of the United States is "unpar-
alleled in the world."
However, for the Bahamas to
continue to truly benefit from
this advantage, the minister said
it is important to continue to
evaluate the local tourist expe-
rience and to make an effort to
improve it.
The minister said that despite
who you are, "tourism is our


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A ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force dance-off at the opening of Port
Week at Prince George Dock yesterday morning.

business." He said that each
encounter a guest has with a
Bahamian in some way affects
their decision to revisit, there-
fore it is vital for all persons to
make a conscious effort in pro-
viding the very best experience
to visitors.
The week-long celebrations

of Port Week are scheduled to
include a health fair on Tues-
day and a public careers fair on
The week concludes on Sat-
urday with a closing ceremony
in the area of Festival Place at
the entrance of Prince George

Bahamian tourism workers

urged to become bilingual


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from people who are
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neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
If so, call us on 322-1986
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THIS MONTH marks five years since
Mikhail Khodorkovsky once one of Rus-
sia's richest men was seized in his private
plane at the Novosibirsk airport. He was sub-
sequently convicted of fraud and tax evasion
and sentenced to eight years in a labour
camp. His huge oil company, Yukos, was dis-
mantled and sold off piecemeal to Kremlin
In August, Khodorkovsky was denied
parole on the grounds that he had not been
attending sewing classes at his labour camp in
the Russian Far East. Earlier this month he
was put in solitary confinement for 12 days
for giving a written interview to the Russian
edition of Esquire magazine.
The interviewer was Grigory Chkhar-
tishvili, who, under the pen name Boris
Akunin, is one of the most popular writers in
Russia today. He said people asked him why
he was making a fuss about an oligarch who
didn't get so fabulously rich by always obey-
ing the law.
Chkhartishvili explained that "it was specif-
ically on the Yukos case that we lost the inde-
pendence of the judiciary an institution
without which a democratic society cannot
exist." He added that if .we restore justice
and legality in the case of Khodorkovsky,
this will also help all the rest of the victims" of
Russia's authoritarian government.
The argument may be a difficult one for
many Russians to understand because the
men who made obscene fortunes in the first
post-Soviet years are seen as guilty by defin-
In fact, it remains unclear why then-Presi-
dent Vladimir Putin turned so viciously on
this one oligarch, while doing business with so
many others. One theory is that Putin saw
Khodorkovsky who was putting a lot of
money into political parties as a serious
rival, and that his arrest was a signal to all oli-
garchs to stay out of politics. Another theory
is that Khodorkovsky had personally defied
the Russian president on some unknown
issue; yet another is that the Kremlin wanted
to stop him from bringing Western companies
in as Yukos partners.
The point is that nobody in Russia believes
that the real reason Khodorkovsky was
imprisoned was the crimes of which he was
For Chkhartishvili, the arrest marked the
point at which the liberals of the first post-
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ly, to instil a rule of law were pushed aside
by "siloviki," the secret service and army
chiefs who rule by raw power ("sila").
What struck me in Chkhartishvili's argu-
ment was that if Khodorkovsky has indeed
.become a symbol of the lost rule of law, then
he is in effect one ofthe premier dissidentss"
of the Putin era an unlikely role for a rob-
ber baron.
Andrei Sakharov, Natan Sharansky and
other members of the Helsinki Group were
fighting for a noble cause: freedom. To do
that they did not challenge the legitimacy of
Soviet institutions. Instead they insisted that
Sic government obey its own laws on emi-
gration, freedom of speech, freedom of reli-
gion and comply with the human rights
clauses of the Helsinki Final Act.
Soviet rulers responded brutally, impris-
oning (usually for "anti-Soviet agitation and
propaganda") or exiling virtually the whole
group. But the more, the Kremlin openly set
itself above the law, the weaker it became.
' 'e dissidents of the last Soviet years became
heroes of the first post-Soviet years.
The parallels with the present should not be
exaggerated. Putin's Russia is not the Soviet
Union by a long shot; Russians have many
more freedoms now. And Kliodorkovsky is
hardly a human-rights crusader of the mould
of a Sakharov, though in his last years at
Yukos he moved the company toward high
levels of transparency and accountability.
But so long as Khodorkovsky is kept in a
labour camp and denied parole for not sewing
properly, he remains a powerful symbol of the
lack of independence of Russia's prosecu-
tors and judges. So long as they are not inde-
pendent, Russia cannot have the effective
legal system it needs to combat corruption,
referee markets and create and protect a civ-
il society.
There was some hope that Russia's new
president, Dmitri Medvedev would do things
differently from his mentor (and now prime
minister) Putin. So far he has failed to live up
to his commitment to strengthen the rule of
law. But Medvedev does have the power to
pardon Khodorkovsky. That might not be in
'lass with letting Andrei Sakharov return
m internal exile, but it would be a very
,. Come signal that there is hope for Russia.

(This article was written by Serge Scheme-
c.2008 New York Times News Service). ,

How should

the 'Political

Class" behave?

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

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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corrupt and now we assume that
bankers are corrupt and greedy.
We do not expect politicians to
tell us the truth, but to "spin" the
truth to suit their particular angle
of the moment.
We read in the papers about
the latest scandal in the Bahamian
construction industry, possibly
involving a politician, afd there
have been many other scandals
from all sides of the political spec-
trum in governments around the
world. It does not surprise us any-
more. Politicians drive around in
smart cars which they do not pay
for with drivers to attend to their
needs. They expect free invita-
tions to any event they would. like
to attend and forget to respond
to invitations that do not interest
them or do not show up because
they are too busy.
I am sure some of them work
very hard and are inherently hon-
est people but as they work for
the people they should behave
like the people and for example
drive around in normal cars and
be polite when invited to events.
Cut the trappings and you cut
the arrogance and let them earn
our respect and then they can
show an example to the bankers
and lawyers who earn millions for

destroying our lives and still, in
the case of the Lehman Brothers
boss, expect to get a huge pay off.
Gordon Brown, the UK Prime
Minister, recently compared him-
self to Winston Churchill and Ted-
dy Roosevelt when he virtually
nationalised the UK banks and
therefore "saved us from eco-
nomic chaos".
Winston Churchill saved us
from possible slavery, Gordon
Brown is trying to save us from a
mess of his own making to me
not the same.And as a Scotsman,
I am appalled that the Bank of
Scotland, which was incorporat-
ed in 1695, has now virtually dis-
appeared because some high fly-
ing 41-year-old got the.bank's
business model wrong and was
too arrogant to see it at a salary of
2 million a year.
As for the Government's
nationalising and running the
banks in the US and UK and oth-
er countries around the world.
heaven forbid. If they cannot run
the country successfully how can
we expect them to run the banks
successfully without introducing
all the bad things I mention
above.Don't let them do it here.
I finish by saying bear all this in
mind the next time you speak to
your MP and see what he thinks.
October 17,2008.

We need to fix attitudes of those running capitalism

EDITOR, The Tribune.
A short while ago a friend
posed the question: "How can we
fix Capitalism?" It's not broken
and does not need to be fixed.
What needs to be fixed are the
attitudes of those running it.
The people who wrote the the-
ories of capitalism, demand and
supply, market forces, etc. did not
at the time envision people
putting these theories into prac-
tice who lacked morality, ethics,
fair play, honesty and were
greedy. Almost fifty years ago
an Economics professor at St.
John's University in the cold Mid-
west predicted what has finally
happened in the past weeks. He
said then that most of the affairs
of the nation would be directed
by graduates of the big eastern
Ivy League Schools who were
being taught to look nowhere oth-
er than at the bottom line in busi-
ness. These schools had no class-
es in ethics; the graduates were
not taught the difference between
right and wrong. The bottom line.
That's all that counted.
At St. John's, a small mid-
western university, ethics was a
required course. If you majored in
pre-med, it was medical ethics; if
you majored in Economics, it was
business ethics. Yes the bottom
line was important, but how you
got there was more important.
Never did the authors of these
theories envision a society where
CEOs would run a company into
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accepted into societies as rich
heroes. In those days people like
this would either go to jail or be
shunned by society. Never did
they think that loans would be
given, all the time knowing, that
they could not be paid back.
They never heard of the "spin
doctor" who would take their the-
ories, spin them and make a lie, a
truth. The fathers of capitalism,
demand and supply, market
forces, etc. never dreamed that
their theories would be used to
rob the victims of floods and hur-
ricanes of their life savings and
well being. Never did they think
that gas prices, and plywood
prices would double when disas-
ter struck, using the theory of
"demand and supply" as a justifi-
cation for it.
The writers of these theories
thought, although serious and
devastating, disasters were mere-
ly a "burp" on the radar screen of
the overall economic landscape.
They thought that a Christian
person who had a heart in his
chest would realize that yes the
demand spiked but so did pro-
duction, and the higher the pro-
duction, the lower the hourly cost
and, therefore, the unit cost of
the item would not rise, but
would fall. '
These plants, their production
facilities not destroyed by the dis-
aster, should be able to give the
victims lower, not higher prices.

The writer of the theory of
demand and supply never meant
it to be used to justify higher
prices when a disaster struck.
Demand and Supply can only
work if the supply is uncontrolled
and unhindered. The supply of
gas is controlled from the ground
to the car. But the "spin" doctors
have convinced the public that
it's demand and supply control-
ling the price of gas! Don't be
fooled; gas prices are tightly con-
trolled by a small cartel that
"spins" the facts, fingers the pub-
lic, and laughs all the way to the
bank! But what is morality in this
modem world? Is it something to
eat? In the United States, chil-
dren cannot pray in classes; they
cannot wear a cross to signify that
they believe in something; the
Ten Commandments cannot be
displayed in public places; the
manger cannot be put in public
parks during Christmas.
What does all this mean and
what does it have to do with the
present crises? Lack of discipline,
no moral guidelines, no parame-
ters in which to work. Everything
and anything goes. It's the bot-
tom line that counts. Not morali-
ty. Not the truth. Not fairplay.
Fix capitalism? No, fix the
problems that exist in the minds
and hearts of those who run Cap-
October 15, 2008

The Public is hereby advised that we, NOVELETTE and
ELTON BAINof #21 Flamingo Gardens, Nassau,Bahamas
the mother and father of TEJAY LENOY BANTON intend
to change the name of our son to TEJAY LENOY BAIN
If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of





Road to City Dump after Premix


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I was very interested to read
the letter in the paper (Friday
17th) entitled "Is the PLP rele-
vant to ordinary Bahamians?"
Thinking about It, it seemed to
me that we used to refer to politi-
cians as politicians, but today we
talk very often about the "Political
To me the "Political Class"
represents the people who are in
politics for a career and in many
cases have no other way of earn-
ing a living. The disrespect that
the "Political Class" are held in, all
over the world, and their arro-
gance towards the general popu-
lace is a root cause of the world's
economic problems and other
problems today.
If they are held in disrespect
because of their actions and they
include greed, corruption and so
on, then the "Banker's Class" is
liable to behave the same way
which they have. Their arrogance
and greed has brought the world
to its knees and we, the ordinary
man, who is also infected by this
disease will suffer for a number
,of years to come.
But we, the ordinary man, will
suffer more than those in "pow-
er". It seems a sad reflection on
politicians that usually the best
we can say about them is that we
think that so-and-so may not be
corrupt, rarely that he is a good
and honest fellow.
We assume that politicians are

Rule of law lost in Russia






0 In brief

Almost $13,000

confiscated from

American visitor
NEARLY $13,000 was
ordered confiscated from an
American visitor who was
also fined $500 for
failing to declare that he was
carrying more than $10,000
into the United States.
According to court dock-
ets, Jeffrey Steven Telsey, 52,
of Delray Beach, Florida,
while at the US Customs
Hall, Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport, on October
18, falsely declared that he
was not carrying in excess of
$10,000 into the United
States. Court dockets further '
state that Telsey failed to
declare that he was carrying
A 41-YEAR-OLD man
was sentenced to 20 months
in prison after he was convict-
ed yesterday of possession of
27 pounds of marijuana.
Calvin Wilson was charged
in 2002 with possession of
marijuana with intent to sup-
ply. Wilson, according to
police, was arrested at a
Marathon Estates residence
where the drugs were discov-
Wilson stood trial for the
offence before accepting
responsibility for the drugs.
Magistrate Carolita Bethel
sentenced Wilson to 20
months in prison and also
fined him $10,000. Failure to
pay the fine will result in an
additional year in jail.
TWO men were
arraigned in a Magistrate's
Court yesterday on charges
of housebreaking, shop-
breaking and stealing.
According to court dock-
ets, Dave Brown, 29, of Fer-
guson Subdivision, and Bran-
don O'Neil Williams on
Wednesday, October 15,
broke into the home of Fos-
ter Rolle at Doris Johnson
There, it is alleged, that
the two men stole $9,450 in
jewellery and electronics
belonging to Rolle.
The two men were also
charged with receiving the
stolen items.
SIt is also alleged that
between October 8 and Octo-
ber 9, the two men broke into
the Illest Entertainment Cen-
tre on Carmichael Road.
The accused, who were
arraigned before Magistrate
Derrence Rolle at Court No 5
Bank Lane, pleaded not
guilty to the housebreaking
and shop-breaking charges.
They were not required to
'plead to the stealing and
'receiving charges.
Both men were remanded
to Her Majesty's Prison. The
' case has been adjourned to
-November 19.

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Study says six govt agencies

reauire immediate attention

AT LEAST six government
agencies require immediate
attention to rectify serious
deficiencies, a new survey has
Speaking at the National
Public Officer of the Year
Award Ceremony on Satur-
day, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham talked about the
pilot programme that was
launched in six agencies the
Department of Public Service,
the Registrar General's
Department, the Road Traffic

Department, the Building
Control Division, the Pass-
port Office and the Physical
Planning Department.
"You will be aware that
the first part of the exercise
involved surveying both pub-
lic officers and members of
the public our customers. I
am advised that the results of
the various internal and exter-
nal surveys are in.
"And I am advised that, in
short, the surveys confirm
that each of the departments

Bahamas. Against Crime

protests performance of

Jamaican reggae artist

TribuneaStaff Reporter
Crime (BAC) organisation is
protesting against the headlin-
ing performance of Jamaican ,
pop reggae artist Mavado at this
year's Millennium Countdown .
concert. 4
Executive director of BAC
Rev C B Moss issued a state-
ment yesterday expressing a
position of "strong opposition" "
to Mavado being allowed to per-
form at the highly anticipated
and well-attended concert.
"(His) lyrics are most obscene
and degrading to women, as well
as filled with vivid violence at a
time when we are struggling to
contain and reduce the level of
our violence," said Rev Moss.
The BAC yesterday provided The Tribune with the
lyrics of some of Mavado's songs, which are written in Jamaican
One song entitled "Force It Up" mentions male and female
genitalia several times and speaks of sexual intercourse. One of his
more popular songs, entitled "Weh.Dem A Do," graphically
describes shooting a victim to death.
"Marrow (bone marrow) will fly into the sky/a gun, I don't bor-
row, My money buys / a boy will die," says the song.
Steve McKinney, spokesman for Sigma Management the
Bahamian company promoting the event along with Downsound
Records said the promoters, and indeed the concert, itself stands
against crime.
"The BAC should note that we join hands with them in saying no
to violence," said Mr McKinney. "We had a wonderful concert last
year without incidence."
He explained that artists who perform bring a testimony about a
kind of lifestyle which they portray through their, lyrics.
However, Mr McKinney said that through the message in the
songs, concert goers can often be dissuaded to engage in a life of
The event is scheduled to last for four days. Each day will feature
a different genre of music. Mavado, along with other pop reggae
artists, will entertain dancehall fans on the third day of the highly
publicised event.
Mr McKinney said the purpose of the concert this year entitled
"Unity Through Music, God Above All" is to bring about har-
monisation through the music.
However, Rev Moss insists that Mavado's music will promote vio-
lence and the degradation of women.
"How can you contaminate what you claim to love," he said.
"Afterwards we will only have to clean it up."

"...I am advised that, in short, the
surveys confirm that each of the
departments included in the pilot
require priority action to address what
both public officers and members
of the public consider important
deficiencies in the status quo."

included in the pilot require
priority action to address
what both public officers and
members of the public con-
sider important deficiencies
in the status quo," the prime
minister said.
The pilot is the first step
in the Service Improvement
Programme, which Mr Ingra-
ham said is part of govern-
ment's plan of public sector
modernisation and reform.
"A number of early com-
ments from the consultants
are instructive and will need
to remain in the forefront as
this programme of reform
moves into the next stage -
the organizations (depart-
ments) do not have clear,
measurable, strategic objec-
tives that employees and
management have agreed to.
"Systems seem to be in
place to begin tasks, but
desired results are seldom
"The critical problem fac-
ing the public service is not,
as many claim, a lack of
resources, it is an inability to
use existing resources effi-
ciently and effectively in
meeting the legitimate
demands for public service.
The most important charac-
teristic of the Public Service is
the lack of accepted and
quantifiable criteria for mea-
suring performance.
"Clearly prompt action is
called for," Mr Ingraham said.
The prime minister said

that the Service Improvement
Programme demands change.
He also acknowledged that
change.is never easy.
"It will be particularly dif-
ficult for those persons who
have established 'kingdoms'
and 'comfort zones' in the
work place. In an effort to
change this inclination we
must concentrate on doing
the greatest good for the
greatest number. But public
officers will have to take own-
ership of this initiative," he
Taking ownership, the
prime minister said, requires
creating a culture of efficien-
cy and productivity, moving
frommediocrity to new stan-
dards of excellence.
"This will require team-
work, clearly defined goals
and objectives; appropriate
training, and accountability,"
he said.

The Service Improvement
Programme is being imple-
mented through a collabora-
tive undertaking by the
Department of Public Service,
the College of the Bahamas
and the Caribbean Centre for
Development Administration
"We anticipate the neces-
sary interventions by our
strategic partner, CARICAD,
will assist us in our decision-
making so that we may ulti-
mately provide the standards
of service required and
expected by the public," the
prime minister said.


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injured in

serious traffic

Tribune Freeport
survived a serious traffic acci-
dent on Friday evening after '
the vehicle she was driving
overturned in a bushy area off
the Grand Bahama Highway.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that although the
driver, Darene Cleare, 25, of
Manton Close, Lincolnshire
Green, was badly injured, she
was still able to call for help
on her cellular telephone
after the accident.
Mr Rahming said Ms
Cleare's vehicle a 1999 Sat-
urn Ion with registration
number 45513- was discov-
ered some 200feet in the
bushes off the highway. He
said speed is believed to be a
factor in the accident.
Ms Cleare was heading
home, travelling east on
Grand Bahama Highway at
around 6.55pm on Friday,.
when she reportedly lost con-
trol of the vehicle while navi-
gating a long winding curve in
the vicinity of Gina Farm.
The vehicle skidded off the
road. It overturned several
times before finally coming to
rest in the bushes.
"When officers proceeded
to the area it took a while to
locate the vehicle due to the
thick vegetation in area and
the fact that it was not visible
from the road," said Mr Rah-
He said the officers eventu-
ally spotted some tyre marks
leading into the bushes where
they discovered the vehicle,
which was damaged beyond
Ms Cleare was assisted
from the wreckage and trans-
ported to the Rand Memorial
Hospital, where she received
emergency medical treat-
Mr Rahming said Traffic
Police are continuing their
investigation into the acci-
dent. He appealed to
motorists not to drive at
excessive speeds along desert-
ed highways.

Bahamian makes history

on international talk show

-ONE of the Chief Execu-
tive Officers of the GEMS
New Media Network is mak-
ing history by becoming the
first Bahamian to co-host an
international syndicated talk
show which will be broadcast
to millions.
Debbie Bartlett, GEMS
CEO, was recently in Wash-
ington, DC, where she com-
pleted the first taping of the
show "The Right Side with
Armstrong Williams."
Mr Williams is a popular
talk show host, who is affili-
ated with the Sinclair Broad-
casting Station, which distrib-
utes programmes to major
networks such as Fox, CBS
and NBC.
He was recently interviewed
by Shena C on the morning
show on GEMS 105.9 FM.
When asked why he chose
Ms Bartlett to co-host the
show with him, Mr Williams
said he made the decision
because she is a woman of

honour and integrity.
"It was just a match that was
necessary and one that I was

very comfortable with. I know
Deborah and in all those years
of knowing her, I have never
found her to be dishonest. I've
always known her to be a
straight shooter and she cares
about people, she cares about
the Caribbean."


Mr Williams said "it's not
about money with her, that's
not the issue it's about a mes-
sage, it's about empowering
people and it's about spread-
ing the values and the issues
that impact the Caribbean
nations, especially the
Bahamas, and the United
"It's a shared relationship,
it's like a laboratory, it's like a
classroom, with Deborah and
I, because really we are
becoming a global economy
and we need to know what is
going on, not just in the US,"

Mr Williams said.
Ms Bartlett said that she is
very humbled by being
offered this opportunity.
She said even though it
came an unexpected time, it
is an opportunity she believes
she has been preparing for all
her life.
"When you are determined
to submit to success principals,
when you do what is right and
when you work hard you
will get first class results," she
Ms Bartlett credits the sup-
port of her partner Cyprianna
McWeeney and Bartlett
McWeeney Communications
for her accomplishments. She
said she is also grateful for the
omnipresent support of her
parents Frank and MizPah
Bartlett, her brothers Glen
and Wayne, the GEMS and
CEO Network families and of
course God.
"It's really an accomplish-
ment that gives testimony to

the GEMS family, my partner
Cyprianna McWeeney.
Bartlett McWeeney Commu-
nications and the entire
Bahamian and Caribbean
community," she said.


"It's an opening for all of us
and the platform that has been
given to us by Mr Armstrong
Williams will introduce the tal-
ents, the gifts and the great-
ness'of the people of the
Bahamas and the Caribbean.
"You can be assured that
now, people from the
Bahamas will not only be cel-
ebrated for our strength in
sports, like the Olympians, but
our intellectual, political and
business capacities and our
contribution to the local and
global communities," she said.
The show will be aired on
more than 64 major stations
and their affiliates.

SOL KERZNER'S latest Atlantis project in Dubai has hit
a new snag and it's all over a "rescued" shark.
Pressure is growing on the resort to release the animal.
which is recognized as an endangered species
Originally. Atlantis officials in Dubai said it had rescued
the shark, but the hotel is now. refusing to sa hen it \ I l be
..... released, according to BBC News.
W -_.,, Environmentalists are no% demanding the ,hark nick-
named Sammy by the local press should he freed
.~ .The shark controversy is one of several etbac ,, hit tih
S --new resort.
Three weeks before it opened. a fire billo'ed smok
through the lobby.
Then, a week after opening, the hotel %wa, left \\~thtuut
water after a vale ruptured.
Now, the new Atlantis is attracting more ad\L.crs. Ipublcit\
with the shark rumpus.
The shark was said by locals to ha\e hben caught 'i Ith.-
coast of Dubai six weeks ago, said the BBC.

Gasoline prices
CONSUMERS got another break
at the gas pump Monday, as prices
dropped further below $3 a gallon
and approached year-ago levels even
as the near-certainty of an OPEC
production cut pushed oil prices mar-
ginally higher, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Gasoline has fallen more than a
dime a gallon since Friday, hitting a
national average of $2.92 on Mon-
day, according to auto club AAA,
the Oil Price Information Service
and Wright Express. Pump prices
have fallen 29 percent from their
July record high of $4.114 a.gallon
and are only 10 cents higher than a
year ago. That difference could be"
bridged this week if gasoline keeps
falling at the current rate.
The pullback at the pump comes

tumble despite
amid a dramatic turnaround in crude
oil prices.
Chakib Khelil, president of the
Organization of Petroleum Export-
ing Countries, said Sunday that
members plan to announce a "sub-
stantial" output cut at an extraordi-
nary meeting that begins Friday in,
Vienna. Analysts say OPEC coun-
tries have been alarmed by falling
oil prices and want a production cut
to prop up members' national bud-
gets that only months ago were
bulging with hundreds of billions in
Khelil, who is also Algeria's ener-
gy minister, said OPEC may cut out-
put again at a meeting in Decem-
ber, and that the group considers
the oil market oversupplied by about
2 million barrels a day.
Light, sweet crude for November
delivery rose $2.40 to settle at $74.25

likely OPEC cuts
a barrel on the New York Mercantile
Exchange. The contract Friday
gained $1.53 to settle at $71.38; crude
has fallen about 50 percent from its
July 11 high of $147.27.
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez said Sunday he would like
prices between $80 and $90 a barrel.
On Monday, trader and analyst
Stephen Schork called those com-
ments "oddly conciliatory."
"Unfortunately for Venezuela ...
and the rest of OPEC, $80 might not
be enough for the bears ... at least in
the short run," Schork said in his
daily publication, The Schork
Report. "After all, the people ... who
(initially) denied the existence of the
bubble and who have subsequently
been telling us since $110 that the
floor in oil is in ... are the same peo-
ple who are now telling us oil cannot
last below $80."

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THE residential real estate mar-
ket in the Bahamas is currently far
stronger than the markets of many
other countries, CEO of Bahamas
Realty Larry Roberts said.
Mr Roberts returned to Nassau
last week after attending the Inter-
national Real Estate Symposium in
He said that the conference has
left him with a better perspective of
the strength of the Bahamian mar-
The long-time industry leader was
in Rome where he addressed the
annual meeting of LeadingRE, a
network of the world's top 700 high-
end market real estate firms.
After hearing an endless "out-
pouring, a litany of tragedy" from
the other attendees, Mr Roberts said
that countries like the United States,
Spain, Italy, even Ireland that only a
few years ago was "the poster child
of prosperity", are now falling onto
hard times.
Housing sales in those countries

the Bahamas has
weathered these
storms fairly
well ...

Larry Roberts

are slow, prices are dropping and
dreams are being dashed, he said.
Mr Roberts said he returned to
the Bahamas buoyed by the rela-
tive stability of the local market.
"The Bahamas market is a two-
tier market," said Mr Roberts, a
member of the international advi-
sory board of the LeadingRE net-

"Although there are notable
exceptions with many Bahamians
owning homes that are worth well
over $1 million, the basic local mar-
ket covers properties up to about
$750,000 and that market has, to
date, held up quite well.
"If people start to lose their jobs
here, we will begin to feel a drop-off,
but right now our local market is
far stronger than residential mar-
kets are in many places in the
world," he said.
The second tier of the market, the
international buyer, has actually
shown more vulnerability, Mr
Roberts said.
"It isn't so much that people don't
have the money, but everyone is act-
ing with more caution, there's more
hesitation. We're talking about peo-
ple who could pay cash for multi-
million dollar properties.
"Now, instead of rushing into buy-
ing something just because they feel
like they want to own a second or
third home, they are taking a wait-

and-see approach," he said.
Unlike countries that depend on a
single-tier local market, which have
been hit hard by the double blow
of the sub-prime lending crisis and
skyrocketing energy costs, the two-
tiered market of the Bahamas is still
attracting high-end buyers and,
although slowing, is continuing to
hold its own.
"We are unique in that regard that
we have the steady local market, so
if one side slows a bit, the other
helps steady it.
"And because the banks here
were more careful with lending, we
did not end up in the crisis situation
that happened to others elsewhere,
especially in the US," he said.
This is not the first time Mr
Roberts has felt global gusts rock
the market.
"Historically, the Bahamas has
weathered these economic storms
fairly well and so long as the unem-
ployment rate does not climb sub-
stantially, our housing market will

remain relatively stable, providing a
solid underpinning for the econo-
Mr Roberts was a presenter at the
International Real Estate Sympo-
sium in Rome recently, a meeting
that attracted over 100 brokers,
managers and real estate profes-
sionals from top real estate firms
and agencies around the world.
All attendees were members of
"In an increasingly global mar-
ketplace, the need to build cross-
border relationships is more impor-
tant than ever," commented Lead-
ingRE president and CEO Pam
"Giving our members the oppor-
tunity to meet and learn from one
another is an important part of our
global strategy."
Event sponsors included HGTV's
FrontDoor.com; The Ritz Carlton
Residences, Chicago; Palmera de
Cabarete Resort; Unique Homes
and The Wall Street Journal.


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THE Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI) construction department
is the recipient of a $7,000 book donation
presented by Albany vice-president Dr
Tyrone Mckenzie and president of the
Bahamas Contractors Association Steven
The donation, received by Dr Iva Dahl,
manager and consultant at BTVI, will
enhance resources available for instructors of
the Construction Trade Programmes.
Instructors will benefit from books by the
National Centre For Construction Educa-
tion And Research (NCEER).
"We know that additional resource mate-
rial will complement existing skills and

knowledge," said Dr Dahl. "Our students
will be the beneficiary of the technical
"The books donated by the Albany Project
will ensure that our students receive essential
information which will contribute to their
success in their programme of studies."
"This book donation demonstrates the
Albany Projects commitment to helping
BTVI's students reach their full potential
and will also aid our students in improving
their performance in the classroom and
equally important, increase their interest in
their programme of studies," Albany exec-
utives said.


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Born: 5th April, 1918
Died: 20th October, 2006


Born: 19th August, 1938
Died: 21st December, 1998

0 light forever dawning beyond the
darkest night;
0 comfort of the mourning, our
strength and our delight; receive
our humble pleading for those
whose course is run, lest pardon
they be needing for any evil done.


Born: 2nd August, 1912
Died: 8th November, 1985

Born: 22nd February, 1944
Died: 2nd December, 2006

To him who like the eagle arose
on conqu'ring wing, the cross
his banner regal, 0 death,
where is your sting?
There's surely no rejection for
those who share His strife,
but hope and resurrection
and everlasting life.


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of the wharf area is aimed at
encouraging and facilitating
the entry of larger cruise
ships scheduled to visit Nas-
sau, beginning sometime
near the end of 2009.
This follows a recent
announcement from Florida
Caribbean Cruise Associa-
tion representative and
Royal Caribbean Cruise
Vice President Michael
Ronan, who confirmed that
there are more than 35 mod-
ern ships being constructed
by various cruise ship com-
panies, and many are
expected to frequent
Caribbean destinations,
such as the Bahamas.
"The dredging of the har-
bour will not interfere with
the current shipping. It's to
accommodate the larger
ships, and so the ships will
continue to come," said Mr
Deveaux in answer to fears
that ships now visiting could.
have docking difficulties.
In the meantime, howev-
er, "before the large cruise
ships come," said Mr
Deveaux, "a bigger Bohengi
will be here by the end of
the month, and is capable of
carrying up to 400 persons."
This, said the minister,
will give many tourists the
option of also visiting such
local destinations as Har-
bour Island, Exuma, and
With this new expansion
phase set to transform this
"doorway" to Nassau, the
minister asked whether "the
onshore experience will be
here, will the quality of
experience be here?"
In his address at the open-
ing of National Port Week,
held at Prince George dock,
Mr Deleveaux challenged
tourism ministry partners to
"represent what we are and
who we are."
In his view, said the Min-
ister, far too often the expe-
rience that visitors have
here is in many ways gener-
ic. He believed that a unique
and all Bahamian experi-
ence would allow the indus-
try to survive in the current

Row prompts threat

to teachers'


FROM page one

Bethel said these teachers will be dealt
with administratively as they have
failed to report to their posts.
"I can assure the Bahamian people
that the Department of Education, with
the full support of the Ministry, is
absolutely determined to ensure that
persons who serve according to the
guidelines of this service do so and if
they do not, appropriate steps will be
taken," Mr Bethel said.
Mr Bethel said the public service
rules have very specific provisions that
deal with what is refusal to obey law-
fully issued orders.
"There are very established proce-
dures and I am sure that the depart-
ment will, as indicated by the director,
take the appropriate steps," Mr Bethel
Mr Bethel indicated that even in the
face of insubordination, there is still a
required due process as they cannot


allow any sense of grievance or hurt
feelings to override the practical imper-
ative of following due process.
"The Law is like a forest, and while
it may seem impenetrable, and its ways
seem obscure, at the end of the day it is
only by due process that any of us has
protection. So everyone, even the most
insubordinate public servant is still enti-
tled to due process," Mr Bethel said.
Breaking her'silence yesterday, one
of the teachers, Diana Hanna-Wilson,
denied claims that she and her sister
had been insubordinate or behaved in
a disruptive manner.
Speaking on ZNS News, Mrs Hari-
na-Wilson, who had held the position
of geography teacher at Central
Andros High School, claimed that the
Ministry of Education did not follow
the correct procedure in transferring
her to another school.
She said that she never received an
official transfer order from the Min-
istry. Mrs Hanna-Wilson added that

she will decline a transfer to North
Andros High for health reasons.
She explained that when she
returned from her maternity leave in
2007 she found that her position at
Central Andros High had been made
* She said that .as a Bahamas Union
of Teachers' shop steward she still
attended the school every day, although
she no longer had any teaching respon-
Meanwhile police in Fresh Creek,
Andros, are investigating a physical
confrontation that broke out between
the teachers' father, Rev Leroy Hanna,
and principal of Central Andros High
School Edward Rolle.
Mrs Hanna-Wilson's lawyer, Fayne
Thompson, yesterday, said that the
claim that Rev Hanna assaulted Mr
Rolle is "a vicious lie."
"They spoke to each other, but at no
time was Mr Rolle assaulted," he

The Court of Appeal hears of prosecution

discrepancies in case of convicted murderer

FROM page one

with murder after Kelly was
shot in the chest while in
Rose Close on June 26, 2003,
and died of his injuries later
that evening.
Witness Corporal Jason
Kelly, brother of the
deceased, claimed when he
was called to court for a sec-
ond time that his brother had
named his assailant as
"Scalpie" when he.saw him
at the Carmichael Road
police station before he died.
However, Mr Kelly had
made no record of hearing
this admission in a police
statement, nor had he men-
tioned- t in his first court

Dame Sawyer said: "There
is no right to recall a witness
once he has been excused;
that is unjustified.
"This is for want of a bet-
ter word, preposterous. In my
20 years of practice I have
never seen anything like this,
and as a prosecutor I would-
n't have dared to think of it."
Evidence given by Sgt Vic-
toria Dames, corroborating
Mr Kelly's statement, was
also scrutinised by Mr
Ducille as it was not recorded
immediately after the event.
The prosecution, repre-
sented by Franklyn Wilson,
also failed to establish when
and where Geren Kelly died,
creating inconsistencies in the

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case and making it difficult
for Dame Sawyer to ascer-
tain whether the statement,
if accepted, was a dying dec-
The Appeal Court presi-
dent said the conduct of the
prosecution was unprece-
dented and the judge was
wrong to allow hearsay as
evidence without a clear
warning to the jury.
"It is simple things,"

she said.
"The problem with this
case is the only evidence we
heard was this.evidence of
Victoria Dames and Jason
Kelly, that they heard this
man say a statement identi-
fying this 'Scalpie' from Sun-
shine Park, but no one fol-
lowed through to check
where he lived."
Looking across to an
attentive Vincent Dean,

dressed in a red polo shirt
and jeans, Dame Sawyer
added: "You see, he may
very well be guilty, but if he
is that makes it ten times
worse because the judiciary
will be blamed, and we'll be
blamed if he has to walk
Dean's family members
sitting at the back of the
court had only one comment:
"Freedom is a must."

Police do not

suspect gay

murder trend

FROM page one

recognition with a clothing iron.
Only months later, well-known AIDS
activist Wellington Adderley was killed when
an assailant slashed his throat. The following
week Marvin Wilson, who police believed
fought for his life, was found at a scene washed
in his own blood, near his home. He was also
viciously stabbed to death.
The latest victim's sister, Micheala Whylly,
appealed yesterday, by local television, for
her brother's killer to turn himself or herself in.
She said that her family is conducting their
own investigation and already have an idea
who committed the murder.
Mr Whylly was found stabbed to death in a
white Honda Civic, which was found parked
near South Beach Pools. A passerby discov-
ered the former dancer's body and notified
He was described by friends as a "likable"

person. He taught dance to children and some-
times worked as a substitute aerobics instruc-
tor at Mystical Gym in Palmdale.
"I didn't know his personal lifestyle and it
didn't matter to me, but he did some substitute
classes for me and he used my company to do
the lighting and the sound for his sho v at the
Shirley Street National Performing Arts The-
atre," said Derek Bullard, the owner of Mys-
According to Police Press Liaison Officer
Walter Evans, there has been no evidence that
people of a particular sexual orientation are
targets of violent acts.
However, gay activists in New Providence
have voiced their concerns that this might be
the case, claiming that the attitudes towards
gays in the Bahamas are less than hospitable.
Last week Tribune reporters saw two sepa-
rate groups of men in the downtown area
shouting violent threats at a group of gay men.
"All ya'll sissies fer dead," the men shouted.
"F---- Faggots!"


Please contact crime stoppers at: 328-8447 or 363-3011






New office and

shop opened.

by Torway


TORWAY Construction
celebrated the opening of its
new office and shop located
at the Airport Industrial
A Bahamian owned com-
pany, Torway Construction
specialises in the fabrication
and erection of heavy struc-
tural steel.
Joining in the festivities at
the grand opening were gen-
eral contractors; customers
of Torway; executives of
DCM Erector, Canada; Tor-
way's sister company and
members of the C R Walker
Senior High School
Junkanoo Group, "The
Knights" the 2007/2008

Two beachfront lots on Paradise

Island are sold for $21 million




East Bay Street in May. said mea-
surable milestones are positive.
"Listings are coming in higher
than last year. those who are
interested are not casual buyers.
but serious, and there has been
no sign of interest in quick sales
or escapes from the market, just
the reverse." he said.
The level of buying activity,
he said. has taken him by sur-
"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 million in prop-
erty in such a short time is amaz- -
ing," said Mr Carey, a broker with
certifications for sales, luxury
marketing and appraisals.
"I'm not sure how much is us
and how much is the market, but


SJunior Junkanoo award win-
Torway supports the school
through "The Friends of C R
Walker Senior High School"
a group of citizens that vol-

unteers its assistance to the
students by mentoring and
aiding its department of
Torway Construction offers
services such as crane rental;

1 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
Last year, Mr Carey handled
the sale of the then most expen-
sive penthouse at the Reef, a 22-
story condo hotel on Paradise
Island built as a joint venture
between Kerzner Development
and Turnberry.
The penthouse sold for $7.6
million and re-listed a month lat-
er at $9.9 million. He was also
responsible for the most expen-
sive sale of a penthouse in Ocean
Club Residences and Marina at
$11 million and handled the sale
of baseball great Barry
Bonds' home in Ocean Club
"There is a great shortage of;
mid-level money, but there is no
apparent shortage of big money.




welding; standing seam roof
systems; gauge metal con-
struction; pre-engineered
buildings; ornamental and
decorative railings and struc-
tural steel sales.

Mr Carey credits Kerzner for
creating the high demand-product
that buoys the New Providence

market along with enclaves like
Lyford. Cay, Old Fort Bay, Port
New Providence and Albany.

A LOCAL realtor has sold
what is believed to be the
Bahamas' most expensive per
square foot residential single fam-
ily lots ever.
Mario Carey. Realty recently
sold two beachfront lots on Par-
adise Island for $21 million.
Luxury market specialist
Mario Carey said that the Stamp
Tax on the sale of the two lots
was nearly $2 million, paid in full
at the time of the sale.
"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.recently despite the
financial markets fall-out is a con-
tinuation of the expectation that
the Bahamas' prime property
market is, at least for now, in a
class of its own," said Mr Carey.
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Zion Baptist Church, East & Shirley Streets ,
will celebrate
50 Years of Continuous Ministry
of its 14th Bahamas Boys' Brigade Company
and honor the life & work of

Captain.Fernley Palmer


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at Sandals Resort, Cable Beach
Dress: Semi-Formal Ticket Cost: $80.00
RSVP: October 31, 2008 Church's Office 325-3556 / 328-5776

For 50 years Mother Zion through the medium of its 14th Company of Boys' Brigade, has positively
impacted hundreds of young men and boys throughout New Providence and the Bahamas. To God be all
the glory! The faithfulness of Almighty God is powerfully demonstrated through the life of Captain Femley
Palmer, as he has.served as the Company's Captain from its inception in November 1958 and continues as
its dedicated Captain to date. God has used Captain Palmer's service as a brilliant example of invincible
purpose, intense application, and indomitable perseverance. His commitment has received international
acclaim as the longest serving Boys' Brigade Captain in the entire world! He has devoted his life to fulfilling
the Object of the Boys' Brigade, which is "The advancement of Christ's'Kingdom among boys..." The
discipline and Christian values that Captain Palmer and his leaders have imparted, have not only caused
many young men to avoid lives of crime and destruction but have also given birth to numerous leaders
that hold key positions of influence and responsibility throughout our bejeweled Bahamas. His life
purpose can best be summed up in his own profound mission statement: "I'd rather build a boy than
mend a man".

To celebrate this glorious, once in a lifetime, Golden Jubilee, a valuable Commemorative Booklet
has been. created. All and sundry are encouraged to ensure that their contributions are included in
this historical Souvenir via, Advertisements, well wishes etc. by contacting the Church's Office


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A well established Company seeks an Accounts Clerk
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Maintain Payables System
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Reconciliations and various general ledger
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Subdivision called and known as Yamacraw Shores
Subdivision having the number (99). Single Family
Residence. Property size: 8,221 sq. ft. Building size:
2,596 sq. ft. Three (3) Bedrooms & Two and a half (2
1/2) Bathrooms.
Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. will sell as mortgagee
under power of sale contained in a Mortgage dated
28th day of September, A.D., 2004.

ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land situate in
the vicinity of Johnson Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence and
having the Number 5 in the Valentine's
Extension Number 2 Subdivision.
The Subject Property consist of the following
accommodations:- (3) 1 Bed Room Apartments
each with Living Room, Dining Room and
Kitchen. (2) 2 Bed Room Apartments each
with Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen.
Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Imperial
Life Financial) will sell as mortgagee under
power of sale contained in a Mortgage dated
30th. Day of November, A.D., 1990, stamped
and recorded in Volume 5548 at Pages 90 to



ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land
situate in the Subdivision called and
known as Vista Marina Subdivision
having the Lot number seven (7) in
Block number sixteen (16) situated in
the Western District in the Island of
New Providence. Residential Property
size: 10,500 sq. ft. Building size: 4,970 J
sq. ft. The subject property is a four
bedroom, two bathroom single storey i
dwelling. 1.,

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contained in a Mortgage dated 30th-
day of July, A.D., 2003.

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ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land
situate in the Subdivision called and
known as South Beach having the
number thirty (30) in Block number five
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Three (3) Bedrooms &Two (2) Bathrooms.
Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly
The Canada Life Assurance Company) will
sell as mortgagee under power of sale
contained in a Mortgage dated 28th day
of March, A.D., 2001 stamped and
recorded in Volume 8157 at pages 395
to 417.

ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land situate in
Section Three (3) of the Subdivision called and
known as Sea Breeze Estates having the
number Seventeen(17) in Block Number
Thirteen (13).
The Subject Property consist of the following
accommodations :- (3) Bedrooms, (2)
Bathrooms, Kitchen, Living Room, Dining
Room and Utility Room.
Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly
Imperial Life Financial) will sell as mortgagee
under powgr of sale contained in a Mortgage
dated 19 day of September, A.D., 1984
stamped and recorded in Volume 4154 at
Pages 357 to 377.

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addressed to General Manager, Mortgage Operations,
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Jets hand Pros

'their first loss

FROM page 15

from Jets' quarterback Drameko
Clarke for a 45-yard TD.
But the Pros, with veteran
Michael Foster at quarterback,
missed the extra two-point conver-
sion that could have tied the score
at 8-8.
Instead, the Pros trailed 8-6.
: Orry J Sands came back on a
,three-yard run from running back
Charlie Edwards that put them
2 ahead 12-8 as they once again
b'nissed the extra two-point conver-
a8 However, it was short lived as
Wknowles came through down the
0Gtretch as the Jets' new coach and
former Pros' player Obie Roberts
I~6elebrated the huge.victory.
Sei'. "I was a little more happier for
Sthe players on the Jets than for
nine," Roberts said. "This was the
first time that they ever beat the
vwPros and so I had a chance to watch
-lthem celebrate.
1-. "It was an up hill battle for them
z'that they struggled with for a long
s5ime. I saw a lot of old-Jets who
-)were there 15-20 years ago when I
.started playing. So they were there
z'eelebrating too."
Despite the loss, Roberts said
bhe's confident that the Pros are too
ftffull of pride" to allow the loss to
dfet them down or discouraged.
dil, And, he said, the "next game we
play them, it will be a very good
i' Whether they duplicate it when
they meet again, Roberts said the
aans know now that the Jets are
a'for real" and they are going to be
f.a force to reckon with" in the
League this year.
n". "From this point forth, we will
, continue to improve. We only just
-'scratched the surface. We have to
ugo back to the drawing board and
d.kork on both sides of the ball. But
we have a lot of depth, speed and
,'i Roberts, who got a different per-
',spective on the opposite side of the
-field, said the victory was for the
- Jets of yesterday, the Jets of today
and the Jets of the future."
But, as a former Pros, Roberts
rrsaid it was a "bitter-sweet moment
'for me because I'm a Pro inside
'and out," but they have the
vStingrays on Sunday and they will
"be looking to redeem themselves.
.'' On Saturday, the Jets will hope
Ito climb to 3-0 as they face the
'Kingdom Warribrs:Game time on
both days is 1pm. "

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Faith United
Temple Fellowship
Golden Gates
New Bethlehem0
Temple Fellowship
Golden Gates
Transfiguration 0
Faith United
Men's Division
Calvary Deliverance
Shaw AME Zion
Transfiguration 1
Temple Fellowship
Golden Gates
Calvary Bible
Faith United
St. Paul's
New Bethlehem-

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* 11/2


GB handed Macedonia its first loss
of the season during the Baptist
Sports Council's '08 Rev Dr
1/2 William Thompson Softball
1 Classic at the Baillou Hills
1 Sporting Complex on Saturday.
Transfiguration, who hold the
men's title, pulled off an 8-5
decision for a 1-0 win-loss
1 record, while Macedonia
1 dropped to 2-1.
In other men's games played,
11/2 Calvary Deliverance improved
to 2-0 with a 17-8 win over Faith
United (0-1).
Shaw AME Zion also stayed
1/2 unbeaten at 2-0 with a 14-8 vic-
1/2 .tory over Golden Gates (1-1)
1 and Temple Fellowship (1-1)
11/2 blanked New Bethlehem (0-3)
11/2 13-0.
11/2 In the lone co-ed game
played, Golden Gates are 1-1
with a 17-14 slugfest over Faith
United (01).
And in the 17-and-under divi-
sion, Macedonia improved to
2-1 with a 13-6 win over Golden
Gates (1-1) and Faith United
(2-0) held on for a 18-13 tri-
umph over New Bethlehem (0-
Transfiguration 8, Macedo-
nia 5 (Men):
Eddie Russell was 3-for-3
with a solo home run, scoring
twice; Nelson Farrington was 2-
for-3 with a RBI and run
scored; Reynaldo Russell 2-for-
3 with two RBIs and Van "Lil
Joe" Johnson had a solo homer
to lead Transfiguration.
Alvin Lightbourne got the
win over Harold Fritzgerald on
the mound.
For Macedonia, Cardinal
Gilbert was 2-for-3 with a RBI
S and two runs scored and
ti Michael Thompson and Sandy
Morley were both 2-for-3 with
Thompson driving in a run.
Golden Gates 17,
Faith United 14 (Co-ed):
Nicara Curtis had three hits
with a RBI and two runs scored

ation beats Macedonia

and Ramon Johnson, Renee
Davis and Randy Wallace all -
had two hits and two runs with
Wallace driving in a mate for
Golden Gates.
Junior Moss got the win on
the mound over Collin "Trop-
py" Knowles.
Theodore Sweeting was 3-for-
4, missing the cycle with a two-
run homer, RBI triple and a sin-
gle. Dawn Forbes had two hits
with three runs; Christine
Edmunds was 2-for-4 with two
RBIs and two runs and Kenvon
Sands had one hit, scoring three
Shaw Temple AME 14,
Golden Gates 8 (Men):
Darren Stevens had a perfect
3-for-3 day with a RBI and two
runs scored; Garfield Bethel
had two hits with two RBIs and
a run scored and Andy Per-
centie scored three times for
Shaw Temple.
Edwin Culmer got the win.
over Junior Moss, who came in
relief of starter James Robin-
son in the first inning.
Angelo Dillett had two hits
and scored three runs and
Ramon Johnson had one hit
with a RBI, scoring three times.
Calvary Deliverance 17,
Faith United 8 (Men):
Brad Wood Sr had three hits
with two RBIs, scoring four
runs; Brad Wood Jr was 2-for-4
with two runs; Clayton Rolle
had two hits with two RBIs,
scoring two runs and Sidney
Curtis had two hits with a RBI,
scoring twice.
Brad Wood Jr was the win-
ning pitcher and Collin Knowles
got the loss.
Leslie Daryille was 3-for-4
with four RBIs and a run scored
and Theodore Sweeting had
one hit with a RBI and two runs
in the loss.

Temple Fellowship 13,
New Bethlehem 0 (Men):
Manzaro Hepburn had the

first grand slam for the season;
Kurth Stubbs was 2-for-2 with a
solo homer; Addie Finley had
two hits, scoring two runs; Her-
bie Brown had two hits, scor-
ing a run and Brian Armbris-
ter had two hits with three runs
in the win.
Alfred Munnings got the win
over Dale Clarke.

Macedonia 13, Golden Gates
D'Kyle Rolle went 2-for-3,
scoring two runs and Bernard
Ferguson 2-for-4 with two runs;
Kyel Rolle 3-for-4 with a run
and Quintin Williams 2-for-3
with.two runs in the win.
Walter Bell was the winning
pitcher and Daneko Carey got
the loss.
Giovanni Willie had one hit
with two runs scored and Kayle
Carey was 2-for-3 with a run
scored in the loss.

Faith United 18, New Beth-
lehem 13
Kenvaughn Saunders had a
two-run and solo home runs;
Stephen Russell was 3-for-4
with a solo homer; Ashton
Aliens was 3-for-4 with three
RBIs and three runs and DeAn-
gelo Cartwright had two hits
with three runs in the win.
Cartwright was the winning
pitcher over Nacara Bullard.
Omar Beckford missed the
cycle with a RBI single, three-
run homer and a triple; Rayon
Cartwright had one hit with
three runs and Kyle Bodie had
two hits with three runs in the
loss. "

Due to the Bahamas Soft-
ball Federation's Austin
Knowles High School Tourna-
ment this weekend at Baillou
Hills, the BSC has moved their
games to the Charles W Saun-
ders High School, Jean Street
on Saturday.

Here's a look at
the schedule:
10am Calvary Bible vs
Shaw AME Zion (M)
11am Calvary Deliverance
vs Transfiguration (M)
Noon Faith United vs Tem-
ple Fellowship (M)
1pm Golden Gates vs
Macedonia (M)
2pm Transfiguration vs Cal-
vary Bible (M)

FROM page 15
more of the seasoned box-
ers will be fighting.
In the main event,
Valentino McPhee will take
on Rashell Williams in the
junior welterweight division
(141 pounds) and in the
light-heavyweight division,
Godfrey Pinder will face
Maxsina Gordean in a semi-
final bout.
"We should be having a
very exciting show on Sat-
urday as we wrap up the L
Garth Wright show," Minus
Jr projected.
The action will get under-
way at 5pm.

CC Sweeting students shine

Sweeting Senior High
School's volleyball
teams wearing
medals and holding
trophies can be seen
with their coaches...

1, .

SHOWN (1-r) are ;
Valentino Williams, PE ih
teacher Andrew Tynes
and Derick Marriot ,
who took part in the
first road race for the ..
season. Williams
placed second and
Marriot came fourth...
M a a fOUTSTANDING PLAYERS Volleyballers (1-r) Jaleel Deems (best
'. center), Fresnel Vassor (best passer) and team captain Gabi Laurent
(most valuable player) can be seen with their awards...


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Flacco and Ravens beat Dolphins Budefeat the

AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) With the Ravens
defense swarming and the ground game
clicking, Joe Flacco looked a little less
like a raw rookie.
Flacco had his best game yet in the
NFL on Sunday, throwing for 232 yards
and one touchdown without a turnover
in the Baltimore Ravens' 27-13 win
over the Miami Dolphins.
"He was too relaxed back there,"
Miami linebacker Joey Porter com-
Flacco hardly looked like the shaky
quarterback he has often been this sea-
son. He completed 17 of 23 passes, and
a rating of 120.2 was by far his highest.
"There's a little bit of a roller-coast-
er ride to an NFL season with a rookie
quarterback," Ravens coach John Har-
baugh said. "There are going to be dips,
but hopefully it will be an ascending

While their young passer showed
signs of improvement, the Ravens
broke a three-game losing streak to
keep pace with NFC North leader Pitts-
burgh (5-1).
"This was going to make or break
our season," said Terrell Suggs, who
returned an interception 44 yards for a
"When you lose three or four games
in a row, players are only human, and
they stop believing. We've got guys
They're believing a little more in
Flacco, and in new offensive coordina-
tor Cam Cameron.
Cameron orchestrated four scoring
drives against the team he coached to
only one win in 2007. Mindful of his
history in Miami, the Ravens gave him
a game ball.
"This is going to go home to my wife
Missy and to my kids, because it's a lot
tougher on them than it will ever be
on us coaches," Cameron said in the

locker room, his eyes watery and his
voice breaking. "That's why it's a little
emotional.... When you give your heart
and soul to something and it doesn't
work out, some of that pain comes
Cameron's offense mounted scoring
drives of 42, 67, 67 and 68 yards. Balti-
more totaled 140 yards rushing, includ-
ing 105 by Willis McGahee on 19 car-
The NFL's top-ranked defense did
the rest, rebounding from a 31-3 drub-
bing at Indianapolis a week ago. The
Ravens limited Ronnie Brown to 27
yards rushing, and they blitzed to con-
tain Miami's Wildcat offense, which
netted only four yards in five plays.
"They're one of the top defenses in
the league, and it showed," Brown said.
"They had an answer for a lot of things
we were doing."
The Dolphins fell to 2-4 and
remained last in the AFC East.
Baltimore frequently went with no

huddle, and the quick tempo worked
for Flacco. He led four scoring drives of
nine plays or more and threw only his
second touchdown pass this season, an
11-yarder to Derrick Mason.
"I don't think the offense could have
played a better game," Suggs said.
"It was really fun," Flacco said. "It
was good to go out there and get anoth-
er win under our belts."
Miami fell behind early in part
because two first-half drives inside the
Baltimore 10 ended with field goals.
"That hurt," guard Justin Smiley
said. "When you get down there, you
have to punch it in. If you do that, it's a
different game."
Those missed opportunities early
allowed the Ravens to build a lead and
play keepaway. They ran the ball 24
times in the second half, when they had
possession for nearly 19 minutes.
"This game," Miami defensive end
Vonnie Holliday said, "played out
exactly how they wanted it to."

Williams beats Pennetta

to win the Zurich Open

Associated Press Writer

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -
Venus Williams won the Zurich
Open on Sunday for her second sin-
gles title of the season.
Williams beat Italy's Flavia Pen-
netta 7-6 (1), 6-2 to take the tourna-
ment she last won as a teenager in
The win should seal the 28-year-
old American's place at the season-
ending WTA Tour Championship
in Doha next month. She also won at
Wimbledon this year.
"I love the pressure," Williams
said. "I need it in my life.
"It is great to come here and play

my best tennis of the week in the
final against someone who is playing
as well as she is."
Pennetta had upset top-ranked
Jelena Jankovic in the second round
and went in with a 3-1 career record
against Williams after beating her
in Moscow last week.
"She just played unbelievable
today," the 17th-ranked Pennetta
. 'It is tough to play against some-
one who serves like she did today. I
didn't have any chance to make any
The first set stayed on serve, with
neither player allowing a break point
Williams dominated the tiebreak-

er, racing to a 6-0 lead. Pennetta
saved one set point but then netted
a backhand.
Williams created her first break
chance at 1-1 in the second set, and
Pennetta netted another double-fist-
ed backhand.
In the next game, Williams deliv-
ered four straight aces.
"I have never had one of those'
games before," she said. "That was
obviously a great moment."
Serving at 5-2, Williams let her
first match point slip away when she
allowed a backhand from Pennetta
to pass her, thinking it would land
A forehand winner created a sec-
ond chance, and her next serve was

too powerful for Pennetta to han-
Williams said she would return to
Florida before the Nov. 4-9 Tour,
finale in Qatar.
"I will go home and rest a little
bit and continue to prepare and get
ready for Doha," she said.
Williams is expected to climb one
place to No. 8 when the new WTA
rankings are published Monday;
Pennetta hopes to rise three spots
to a career-best 14th.
The 26-year-old Italian was try-
ing to become the third player to
beat Williams for a fourth straight
match. Only Serena Williams and
Lindsay Davenport have achieved
the feat.

Texans earn second straight victory over winless Lions

AP Sports Writer

Johnson dominated, Calvin
Johnson disappeared and the
Houston Texans kept the
Detroit Lions winless.
The Texans scored touch-
downs on their first three pos-
sessions, then hung on in the
second half to earn their sec-
ond straight victory, 28-21 on
Sunday. Detroit (0-6) matched
its worst start since 2001, when
it dropped its first 12 games
and finished 2-14.
Andre Johnson, the Texans'
two-time Pro Bowl selection,
caught 11 passes for 141 yards,
his third straight 100-yard
game. Tight end Owen Daniels
scored two touchdowns and
rookie Steve Slaton and
Ahman Green added a touch-
down each.
Calvin Johnson, the Lions'
first-round draft pick in 2007,
had a career-high 154 receiving
yards but only two catches, one
of them a 96-yarder that cut
Houston's lead to 28-18 in the
fourth quarter.
Detroit was playing its first
game since trading Pro Bowl
receiver Roy Williams to Dal-
las and coach Rob Marinelli

credited Houston's defense for
taking Johnson away.
"A couple of times, the cov-
erage rolled to him. A couple
of times, our protection broke
down," Marinelli said. "We
know we've got to get the ball
to him. Sometimes, the cover-
age dictated that the ball
would go in a different direc-
Andre Johnson, meanwhile,
caught eight passes for 95
yards in the first half, when
Houston's offense clicked as
well as it has all season. Matt
Schaub completed 16 of 18
passes and Slaton and Green
combined for 97 yards as
Houston (2-4) built a 21-0 lead.
"The whole week we were
saying we wanted to come out
and play our best football,"
Johnson said. "We did that for
a half."
Slaton broke a 37-yard run
on the game's third play and
Schaub found Daniels wide
open in the end zone for the
Texans' first touchdown in the
first quarter this season.
Zac Diles sacked Dan
Orlovsky on Detroit's second
play and the Lions couldn't get
a first down and punted.
The Texans moved to the
Lions 17 and cornerback Leigh

Bodden was called for pass
interference trying to cover
Johnson in the end zone to set
up first-and-goal. Green scored
on second down, his first
touchdown this season.
"We were explosive coming
out of the game," said Hous-
ton coach Gary Kubiak. "We
talked about starting fast and
we definitely did that."
The Lions have been
outscored 54-0 in the first
quarter and neither Marinelli
or his players can pinpoint why
they start so poorly.
"It's a weird dynamic," said
Orlovsky. "I don't know what
it is, but it needs to change.
When we play, we're pretty
Schaub found Daniels for a
25-yard gain to the Lions 15
on Houston's third possession.
Slaton carried six times for 29
yards on the drive and finished
it with a 1-yard run, his fourth
touchdown of the season.
The Lions had no yards
passing until a 25-yard recep-
tion by Mike Furrey with
about 9 minutes left in the first
half. That drive stalled and
Jason Hanson made a 54-yard
field goal.
Houston was on the verge
of scoring again when Schaub

was sacked by Dewayne White
and fumbled inside the 10.
Calvin Johnson caught a 58-
yard pass on the resulting dri-
ve, but time ran out before the
Lions could convert.
Schaub was sacked by Cory
Redding on Houston's first
series after halftime and the
Texans punted for the first
time. Rookie Kevin Smith had
a 21-yard run to the Texans
26, then broke a tackle and
scored on the next play to
make it 21-10.
Kubiak felt like Schaub's
fumble turned momentum.
The Texans are minus-9 in
turnover margin this season.
"It seemed like that
turnover right before the half,
almost like it puts back in
everybody's mind, you know,
here it comes again," Kubiak
said. "We kind of played that
way the rest of the way."
The Texans got a favorable
call later in the third quarter
that kept alive a 15-play scor-
ing drive.
Schaub dove into the pile on
fourth-and-1 from the Lions 3,
and Marinelli challenged the
spot. After review, officials
moved the ball slightly and
measured again, but still said
Schaub had made the first

Schaub threw another short
touchdown pass to Daniels to
put Houston up 28-10.
The Texans punted early in
the fourth quarter, pinning the
Lions at their own 4-yard line.
Calvin Johnson ran past the
Texans' defense and caught a
perfect pass from Orlovsky
and scored. It was Detroit's
longest pass play since 1998
and the fourth longest in team
Marinelli said the Lions
called other plays for Johnson,
but Orlovsky said Houston's
defense was always ready.
"Teams are obviously doing
some good things against him,"
Orlovsky said. "I've got to try
to get him the ball more."
Hanson kicked another 54-
yard field goal with 4:17 left.
The Texans held the ball until
there were just 20 seconds to
go and Detroit's last play end-
ed in a fumble.
Houston cornerback Dunta
Robinson had two tackles in
his first game since sustaining
severe knee and hamstring
injuries almost a year ago.
"It was emotional," Robin-
son said. "My dad told me I
better not cry on TV, so I
made sure of that."



Associated Press Writer

TAMPA, Florida (AP) Jeff
Garcia has his touch back. His job,
Garcia completed 26 of 37 passes
for 310 yards, including a 47-yard
touchdown strike to Antonio
Bryant on Tampa Bay's opening
drive, and the Buccaneers beat the
struggling Seattle Seahawks 20-10
on Sunday night.
Making his second straight start
in place of Brian Griese, Garcia
helped the NFC South-leading
Bucs (5-2) remain unbeaten
through four home games.
Garcia clearly outplayed fellow
backup-turned-starter Seneca Wal-
lace, the Seahawks' third quarter-
back in three weeks. Garcia was
14-of-17 by halftime, helping the
Bucs take a 17-0 lead, and the out-
come was never in doubt. He was
sacked once and completed passes
to 10 different receivers.
Bucs coach Jon Gruden said
Garcia will continue to start. The
38-year-old Garcia made his fourth
Pro Bowl last season, his first with
the Bucs, but lost the starting job
earlier this season.
"His mobility was a factor
tonight, and he created a lot of
opportunities running and throwing
for a lot of people," Gruden said.
Wallace, meanwhile, never got
rolling. He finished 12-of-23 for 73
yards, with a 2-yard touchdown
pass to John Carlson with 1:55 left,
and had two turnovers in the sec-
ond quarter. Maurice Morris ran
for 56 yards for Seattle (1-5) in its
third straight loss.
"Our confidence on offense isn't
where it should be," Seattle coach
Mike Holmgren said. "Now we
have to keep them going, some-
how, some way, and get that oonfi-
dence we used to have."
Bryant finished with 115 yards
receiving, and Earnest Graham
added a 1-yard touchdown run for
the Buccaneers, a fitting up-the-gut
score on a night where Tampa Bay
honored retired fullback Mike
Alstott with a halftime ceremony.
"It was a great night for a great
player," Graham said. "It was a
pleasure to be a part of it."
Alstott sees plenty of similarities
between himself and Graham, who
switched to fullback last week.
"He can do a lot. He's versatile.
He's a team player," Alstott said.
"When he gets an opportunity he
makes the best of it and, if he does-
n't get the opportunity, he doesn't
complain about it. That's what wins
So does defense, and Tampa Bay
was strong there again.
The Bucs entered the game hav-
ing given up an NFL-low three
touchdowns in 11 trips inside the
20, and held Seattle to a TD and
field goal in two trips into the red
zone. Tampa Bay had a 402-176
edge in total yards, and forced the
Seahawks into settling for a 26-yard
field goal by Olindo Mare in the
third quarter on a drive to the 8-
yard line.
Tampa Bay controlled the ball
for nearly 42 minutes.'
"The thing about it was we were
tough against the run, and we knew
that with a young quarterback, they
were going to have some timing
issues throwing the ball downfield,"
Bucs end Kevin Carter said.
The Bucs got their longest pass
play of the season to open the scor-
ing, the 47-yard hookup from Gar-
cia to Bryant who hadn't caught
a TD pass since Dec. 3, 2006.
Graham's score capped a six-
play, 59-yard drive to give Tampa
Bay a 14-0 lead midway through
the second quarter. Matt Bryant
added two field goals for the Bucs.
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in the second quarter, when Seattle
linebacker Leroy Hill delivered a
hit that injured two players -
including teammate Lofa Tatupu.
Tampa Bay wide receiver Ike
Hilliard made a catch around the
Seattle 5, with Tatupu dragging him
from behind. Hill came from the
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Hilliard crumbled to the turf in
such a way that teammates began
instantly waving to the sideline for
medical assistance.
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pen," Hill said.
Hilliard who fumbled was
driven off in a cart, but sat up for
the ride. Gruden said he had a con-
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for observation overnight. Tatupu
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him to play next week at Dallas.
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Jets hand
Pros their
first loss in
40 games

Senior Sports Reporter
THE John Bulls Jets avenged
a big loss in last year's champi-
onship game to keep their win-
ning form alive as they snapped
the Orry J Pros' streak.
In the second weekend of the
Commonwealth American
Football League, the Jets hand-
ed the Pros a tough 14-12 loss
on Sunday at the DW Davis
playing field, handing them
their first defeat in 40 games.
Once again Reggie Knowles
stepped up big, catching the
clutch 19-yard pass to seal the
victory for John Bull, just as he
did in the fourth quarter in their
second opener against Defense
Force Destroyers on October
Orry J Sands was holding a
12-8 lead over John Bull at that
point in the game when quarter-
back Drameco Clarke connect-
ed on the pass to Knowles with
about three minutes left oi
fourth down and 12.
On Saturday, the Porky's
Stingrays defeated the Defense
Force Destroyers 24-6.
In their game, John Bull
struck first in the game as run-
ning back Valdez Bodie had an
11-yard run in the second quar-
ter for the game's first touch-
down. He also scored the extra
two-point conversion for an 8-0
In what turned out to be a
hard hitting defensive game, the
Pros got an interception from
Ricardo Hamilton on a pass
SEE page 12

Sparks crush Giants 40-12 Boxing show
Wa 'vei,

Sports Reporter
T he defending
champions of the
Catholic Arch-
diocesan Primary
School basketball tournament
served notice on the opening
day that their return to the
championship series should
be widely expected.
The St Thomas More
Sparks began the tournament
with a dominant performance
in their 40-12 win over the
Xavier's Giants.
Opening the tournament at
home, the Sparks turned a sti-
fling half court trap into
instant offense as they raced
out to a 10-0 lead by the end
of the first quarter.
Sparks' center Joel Morris
dominated on both ends of
the floor with his tenacious
rebounding, which resulted in
fast breaks to finish adeptly
around the rim on offense.
Morris finished with 12
points, 15 rebounds and four
blocks, all team and game
The Sparks opened the sec-
ond quarter with a new line-
up. And Sebastian Gray
picked up where Morris left
Gray opened the second
quarter with a needle-thread-
ing assist to Randy Forbes,
and finished with eight points.
Forbes also added eight
while team captain Deajour
Adderley finished with nine
for the Sparks.
The Sparks widened their
margin to 26-0 before the
Giants' Tyrell Curry made a

GETTIN' UP- St Thomas More Sparks' Joel Morris dunks the ball with

power after a fast break yesterday...
baseline jumper with under
20 seconds remaining in the
second quarter.
The St Thomas More half
court trap continued to net
turnovers which translated
into easybaskets on the other
end of the floor.
The Sparks took a 33-6 lead
heading into the fourth quar-
ter and. with both benches
cleared, cruised to an easy

Curr% finished \\ith si\
points while Travi, Pratt fin-
Ished vlith foul l o tlh Giants.
Nkomo Ferguson, head
coach of the Sparks. said this
\ear*, team and its quick start
bears many similarities to the
"07 leam.
"It dues not feel any differ-
ent from last year .."e have
most of our guys returning."
he said 'All \we ha\e to do is
step up on out defense just a

little better. It was a little slop-
py in the first quarter but we
will come around when we get
to the bigger teams."
Ferguson said he expects
his team to be one of the top
teams in the league once
again based on the amount of
returning talent and experi-
enced leadership.
"We plan to go straight to
the finals... Deajour is an
excellent captain this year and
we have a co-captain," he
said. "So with them all togeth-
er I do not see us losing any
games this year."
Giants' head coach Nelson
Joseph said his team must
return to the drawing board,
but he was proud of the effort
by his less experienced play-
"We have to go back to the
basics, lay-ups, free throws,
defense. Overall, I think they
played well...for some of them
it was their first game they
have ever played in and they
were playing away from home
"I think it was a good expe-
rience for some of
them...Overall, I have to give
St Thomas More credit and
hopefully our team will
bounce back," he said. "We
lost quite a few players, I was
looking for some of my older
players to really takeover
toJld but I guess they were
nervous themselves. This is a
rebuilding year for us."
The tournament continues
on October 22 with the St
Francis and Joseph Shockers
traveling to face the St Cecil-
ia Strikers and the Our Lady's
Blue Flames will take on St
Bede's at home.


FIRST Class Promotions
kicked off the 15th annual L
Garth Wright Golden Gloves
Boxing Tournament on Satur-
day at the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex with six matches con
Rotavieo Adderley pulled ofi
a third round decision over
Chadson Joseph and Javaugln
Cornish won over Don Rolle in
three rounds.
However, Adderley and
Rolle were matched in a later
bout with Rolle securing the
In other matches, Michael
Bethel won in three rounds over
Reno Lloyd. Richard Sheldon
upset Rudolph Polo in three
rounds and Devon King
stopped Andino Simms in a
third round technical knockout.
The show got a big boost as
Dr Norman Gay, a past minister
of sports and past chairman of
the Bahamas Boxing Commis-
sion, was in attendance.
"We had a very successful
show, even though we only did
some matches," said First Class
coach Ray Minus Jr. "This Sat-
urday, we are looking for some
more keen matches.
"We were very excited and
happy to have Dr Norman Gay
at the show. I tl-'fr, reallI
gave us.., ,g bo,.
The show was sponsored by
the D'Albenas Agency Limit-
While boxers between the
ages of 10-14 participated in
Saturday's show, Minus said
they expect to have the.
Carmichael Knockout Boxing
Club competing on Saturday a,
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MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Environment Phenton Neymour and
WSC assistant general manager for the Family Island and Marine Oper-
/, .. ', nations Robert Deal tour the Harbour Island well field. They are standing
......1 beside the refurbished tank with a storage capacity of 250,000 gallons.

along with WSC personnel Robert Deal, assistant general manager for the Fam-
ily Island and Marine Operations, and Gregory Johnson, senior manager of
Eleuthera Operations.

MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Environment Phenton Neymour
inspects the new pumps installed for the Harbour Island well field.


IN April of this year, a town meeting was held in
Harbour Island, Eleuthera, to address residents'
water supply issues. As a result of that meeting, the
government gave the Water and Sewerage Cor-
poration (WSC) a mandate to formulate and pro-
ceed with initiatives to correct the problems.
Seven months later, Water and Sewerage deliv-
ered on the government's commitment. On Friday,
October 10, Minister of State in the Ministry of
Environment Phenton Neymour along with WSC
personnel Robert Deal, assistant general manager
for the Family Island and Marine Operations, and
Gregory Johnson, senior manager of Eleuthera
Operations, toured the well fields and inspected the
new pumps, generators and equipment, and report-
ed on the significant progress that had been made.
Supplying water in an archipelago like the
Bahamas with its unique geography always car-
ries a range of challenges. As a result of rapid
development that has surpassed the available util-
ity infrastructure, Harbour Island and other com-
munities, over the years, have faced a number of
issues regarding the groundwater resources. Some
of the challenges have included identifying new
systems to provide better quality water and replac-
ing the old pipes, keeping up with the changing
technology to keep up with population growth
and the changing habits and use of water,
Harbour Island's water supply is pumped from
North Eleuthera. Minister Neymour said that the

Corporation has launched a number of initiatives
in North Eleuthera, recognizing that the related
water distribution system was in need of some
"We began by performing a number of electrical
works to automate the well fields in North
Eleuthera. We also improved the back-up gener-
ation, so if there were challenges with the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation (BEC) supplying the elec-
tricity, we would have sufficient electricity for not
only the pumping station, but also in the well
fields," the minister of state said. He also noted that
the Water and Sewerage Corporation completed
the improvement project on time in April of this
Another area of concern raised in the April
town meeting was the inadequacy of water storage
facilities on Harbour Island. The storage tank,
Minister Neymour said, was taken out of commis-
sion three years ago due to excessive leaks, and
rehabilitation works were carried out this year.
That initiative is now completed and the refur-
bished tank with a storage capacity of 250,000 gal-
lons is presently in service.
Mr Neymour emphasised the uniqueness of the
Harbour Island water supply system, noting that it
originates in the Bogue well fields in North
Eleuthera and is carried to its destination by an
underwater pipeline.
"It is therefore critical that there is storage on
both islands, so that if there are any interruptions
in water supply, there is adequate water in storage

for the consumers. The installation of the storage
tank will also minimise the fluctuation of pressure
on Harbour Island," he said.
"In addition to improving the well fields and
providing additional storage, we have brought in
new equipment to assist the Water and Sewerage
Corporation, we brought in a new backhoe, pumps
- to improve storage and other equipment to help
to address any challenge and consumer complaints
in an aggressive manner," he added.

Cost of improvements

"It has cost us in the Bogue well field, (to put in
the storage tank, to automate the electric system),
some $350,000," the state minister said.
"On Harbour Island the storage tank rehabili-
tation was another $200,000. We felt that we got a
pretty good deal from the contractors, in terms of
the rehabilitation works and their progress has
been up to par. We are pleased with it."
Member of Parliament for North Eleuthera
Alvin Smith expressed his delight at the progress
that the WSC has made in a bid to improve its
service to the people of his constituency.
"I am tremendously pleased with the concerted
efforts of the Water and Sewerage Corporation
as it relates to correcting the problems that we
have had in the North Eleuthera constituency. It's
not just a one dimensional problem, we have had
a myriad of problems in this constituency.
"If there is a problem pumping the water across,

Harbour Island now has its own generator,
attached to its own water tank, to ensure that the
residents have a constant flow of water. It's a wel-
come solution, it's a needed solution, and I am
happy that the Water and Sewerage Corporation
showed the level of concern that we expect," he
Mr Neymour announced that Current Island
was next in line for water system improvements.
"We are now going to proceed with works on
Current Island, we are going to put in a new
reverse osmosis system there and put in pipelines,
we hope to have that project completed within
the next year," Mr Neymour said.
"The groundwater, due to development and the
rate of development, is being depleted, so we are
faced with challenges of finding new systems to
provide better quality water.
"At the present time we use reverse osmosis,
which is very expensive, but at this time it is very
necessary, in order to provide good quality water
at the international standards that they are required
to be."
In conclusion Mr Neymour said, "Over the last
year we have improved our services to the people
for Eleuthera and we will continue to do so, we
were mandated by the government, and we
promised to do so.
"We are concerned about their situation and
we are working very hard to alleviate whatever
challenges they may have in regards to their water

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Business Editor

Bahamas Waste is
partnering with
companies in the
construction and
operation of a proposed $250
million waste-to-energy facility
for New Providence, with plans
to initially produce 10 per cent
of BEC's nationwide electricity
demands and earn this nation
"millions of dollars" from car-
bon credits.
Len Enriquez, president of
Cambridge Project Develop-
ment Inc, which is partnering
with Bahamas Waste in the NP
Renewable Ltd consortium,
said the technology they "exper-
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they planned to bring to the
proposed New Providence plant
was already in use in 400 similar
commercial-scale facilities
across the world.
Mr Enriquez said the plan,
submitted in response to the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion's (BEC) renewable ener-

gy request for proposal (RFP)
tender, would generate elec-
tricity from converting the
200,000 tonnes of municipal sol-
id waste deposited at the
Tonique Williams-Darling
Highway every year some 600
tonnes per day into renewable

"Our goal is to provide 10 per
cent of the Bahamas' kilowatt
hour power requirements, and
go up as the tonnage [of waste]
goes up," Mr Enriquez said.
"Our approach is to utilise all
tl~e municipal solid waste cur-
rently being landfilled at the
[Harrold Road] landfill."

He told Tribune Business that
the "controlled combustion,
waste-to-energy" facility would
require start-up capital invest-
ment "in the order of $250 mil-
lion". The plant, like the rival
biomass energy proposal sub-
SEE page 4B

'Final' Insurance Act

regulations under review

Tribune Business Editor
THE Registrar of Insurance's
Office is reviewing the "final
draft regulations" for the long-
awaited Domestic Insurance
Act over "over the next few
weeks", with the legislation's
implementation set to "signifi-
cantly beef up" the industry reg-
ulator's powers.
Lennox McCartney, the Reg-
istrar of Insurance, in an e-
mailed reply to a series of Tri-
bune Business questions, told
this newspaper: "The Domes-
tic Insurance Act, once imple-
mented, would significantly beef
up the powers of the office.
"We are reviewing the final
draft regulations over the next
few weeks to finalise these reg-
ulations. The timing of imple-


mentation would then be up to
the Government.
"Some other technical sup-
port would also be needed. The
Government has budgeted for
the necessary technical support
in its 2008-2009 Budget. This
support will be engaged with
the implementation of the new
The Domestic Insurance Act
was passed by Parliament back
in 2005-2006, but it has never
been implemented and put into
effect because the accompany-
ing regulations needed to give
it enforcement teeth have not
been completed and laid on the
House of Assembly floor.
The Act, seen as necessary to
modernise the Bahamian insur-
ance industry and its regulation,
was also held back by the for-
mer PLP administration due to
concerns over whether the Reg-
istrar of Insurance's Office had
the supervisory and adminis-
trative capacity to oversee the
legislation's requirements.
Apart from upgrading the
Registrar of Insurance's Office
to an Insurance Commission,
with enhanced regulatory and
enforcement powers (including
sanctions), the Act will also
imposed tighter solvency and
capital ratio requirements.
Meanwhile, Mr McCartney
took issue with a Tribune Busi-
ness article published on Octo-
ber 10, 2008, on the captive and
external insurance industry, and
the Bahamas' prospects for
regaining market share in this
The Registrar said it was "not
the case" that "it could take
nine months to obtain a captive
licence in the Bahamas", or that

SEE page 5B

Telecoms 'void' on dispute resolution ContractOP Bill

Business Editor
A "void" in Bahamian
telecommunications laws and
the Government's sector poli-
cy has forced the industry reg-
ulator to create its own poli-
cies and procedures to deal
with disputes between rival
The Public Utilities Com-
mission (PUC), in its public.
consultation document on dis-
pute resolution procedures said
that while the Telecommuni-
cations Act empowered it to
deal with disputes between
competing carriers, and the
Telecommunications Sector
Policy did similar, they did not
address the 'how' element.
The PUC said: "The Act is
otherwise silent about the prin-
ciples and procedures the PUC
should employ to resolve any
complaint or dispute.
"This differs markedly from
the state of affairs in many oth-
er countries. In the US, Cana-
da, the UK, the European

Union countries and even the
Cayman Islands, national (and
in the EU countries, the EU)
legislation recognizes the
importance of, and address,
dispute resolution procedures."
The consultation document
said that in response to its pro-
posed guidelines to govern
interconnection agreements
between Bahamian telecoms
carriers, "one of the common
threads" dominating licensee
responses "was the need for
the PUC to provide detailed
procedures for processing dis-
"Because of the void in the
legislation and sector policy,
the PUC must create its own
quasi-legislative procedures to
address inter-operator dis-
putes," the regulator said.
"There is no formal, docu-
mented dispute handling pro-
cedure in place now for
breaches of licensing or regu-
latory conditions. Since intro-
ducing alternative telecoms
service providers in 2002, the
PUC has dealt with complaints

individually, without any for-
mal procedures for affected
parties to follow that is, appli-
cations, time periods have
varied from case to case.......
"It is clear the successful res-
olution of such disputes in a
timely and efficient manner is
the key driver for ensuring
competition flourishes in the
telecommunications sector and
the benefits of that competi-
tion accrue to the Bahamian
Before the PUC was created
and the telecoms sector liber-
alised, all telecoms-related dis-
putes would have been dealt
with between BTC and its cus-
tomers, since the former was
a monopoly.
The PUC added that the
code of practice for resolving
customer complaints, which
was built into every licensee's
licence, was key because "in a
liberalised market, customer
care will become a key differ-
entiation consideration for
competing operators and this
will benefit the consumer".

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Business Editor
THE Bahamian Contractors
Association's (BCA) president
yesterday told Tribune Business
that he hoped the Bill to regu-
late the industry would be ready
to go to Cabinet by Christmas,
saying its passage was vital to
enabling Bahamian firms to
establish joint ventures with
their foreign counterparts on
major projects.
"The position of the Bill at
the moment is that it's at the
Ministry of Works," Stephen
Wrinkle said. "They have
received it from the Attorney
General's Office, and we're
waiting on a copy of it.
"They've [the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office] included all the
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tions for subdivision devel-
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against Justice John Lyons'
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involving a 40-acre subdivi-
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EXUMA'S main town is
operating as a one-and-a-half
to two-star destination despite
the island's attempts to offer a
five-star tourism product, and
is in desperate need of an over-
haul, something that will be dis-
cussed at the third annual Exu-
ma Business Outlook scheduled
for later this week.
Taking the theme The Real-
ity, The Vision, The New Direc-
tions, conference organiser Joan
Albury, President of The Coun-
selors, said yesterday she was
convinced of Exuma's econom-
ic potential, and sees the one-
day event as an opportunity to
help Exumians develop a vision
for their island.
"This may require doing
some things we've never done
before in Exuma, or doing some
things we've done before but
doing them differently," Mrs
Albury said.
Chester Cooper, British
American Financial's chief
executive and president, said
there had to be a repositioning
and reshaping of George Town,
which was operating as a one-
and-a-half to two-star island
destination, rather than a five
He said the time had come
to seek out new opportunities to
develop the island.
Randy Butler, the newly-
appointed chief executive and
president of Sky Bahamas, will
address the challenges impact-
ing the aviation industry.
Mr Butler explained that his
airline was being impacted not
only by the rise in fuel costs,

RULING, from lB
that the judge "erred in law and
in fact" on his understanding of
the Private Roads and Subdivi-

Ain ss USes

SHOWN (I-r) are Rochelle Newbold, environmental project manager at
Albany House, Joan Albury, president of the Counsellors Ltd, .I Chester
Cooper, CEO and president of British American Financial, and Captain
Randy Butler, CEO and president of Sky Bahamas.

(Photo: Timothy Clarke/Tribune Staff)

but also through the increase in
operational fees imposed by the
Nassau Airport Development
Company (NAD).
Mr Butler said the new fees
have been a real challenge, par-
ticularly as it relates to the pay-
ment of fees to the US for air-
space regulation. This means
that Sky Bahamas is paying the
US thousands of dollars to fly
over the Bahamas, the com-
pany recently paying the US
$74,000 in air space dues.
Mr Butler said Sky Bahamas
had also been impacted by the
new Customs duty rates. Air-
line parts, which would previ-
ously have been cleared at a
duty rate of 7 per cent, are now
clearing at 45 per cent a major
difference. .
Mr Butler said insurance for
airlines, as it relates to the com-
pany offering international ser-

sions (Out Islands Act).
Justice Lyons had ruled their
purchases 'illegal' on the
grounds that developers cannot
sell lots without their subdivi-
sion having full approval from
the Ministry of Works. Permit-
ting.them to do so in the
absence of such approval, he
ruled, would breach the Pri-
vate Roads and Subdivisions
The Mackey & Moxey law
firm, acting for two purchasers
.of lots in the proposed 125-lot
Willard Heights subdivision,
Rev Dwight McArthur Bowe
and Nancy Bowe, alleged as
another ground of appeal that
Justice Lyons should not have
found that the plaintiff, Oceania
Heights Ltd, "had the right to
challenge" their lot purchases
"when there was no privity of

vices, also needed to be exam-
ined. He explained that this was
one area where Sky Bahamas
was having difficulty because
the Bahamas had the same
requirements for flights coming
in as the US.
Also scheduled to speak at
Exuma Business Outlook are
Wendy Craigg, Governor of the
Central Bank of The Bahamas;
Reginald Smith, president, Exu-
ma Chamber of Commerce;
Lynn Gape, deputy executive
director, Bahamas National
Trust; Rochelle Newbold, envi-
ronmentalist; and Dionisio
D'Aguilar, president of the.
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
The third annual Exuma
Business Outlook will be held at
the Four Seasons Emerald Bay
Resort in Exuma on Thursday,
October 23.

contract' between them and the
The same ground of appeal
was also relied on by attorneys.-
for another purchaser, Peter
Burrows. Like Mackey and
Moxey, they put forward two
more grounds of appeal that
Oceania Heights "acted with
full knowledge" of their trans-
actions with the original subdi-
vision developer; and that
Oceania Heights itself allegedly
sold lots in 2003 prior to receiv-
ing its own subdivision approval
in 2005.
On the latter ground, they
alleged that Oceania Heights
had "therefore acquiesced in
the terms of the contract"
where they acquired the lots the
previous developers, Willard
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Bahamians urged to curtail spending this Christmas season

Tribune Business Reporter
A PERSONAL financial expert yes-
terday encouraged Bahamians to cur-
tail their spending as the Christmas
holiday season approaches.
Chester Cooper, British American
Financial's chief executive and presi-
dent, said that while some persons are

hopeful the recession will go away, the
reality is that the Bahamian economy
will experience some challenging times
well into 2009.
Noting that the end of the year is
when people make travel plans to do
Christmas shopping and remodel and
refurnish their home, Mr Cooper said
it would be wise to do less and plan a
budget-friendly holiday

"I think people must pay close atten-
tion to their spending and may want to
scale back on spending this Thanks-
giving and Christmas," Mr Cooper
He encouraged persons not to over-
extend their credit, purchase higher-
end items that may not be necessary,
and to generally make a conscious
effort to spend less.

However, Mr Cooper also pointed
out thatit was not at all gloom and
doom on the economic front, as reces-
sions often created millionaires.
"For those who have managed their
affairs, and have saved food for the
famine, there are tremendous oppor-
tunities for investment," he added.
Mr Cooper said there were a number
of homes that have gone into foreclo-

sure, and were thus on the market at
much lower prices than appraisal value,
creating a buying opportunity. People
are also trying to downsize and will
put their homes on the market for sub-
stantially lower prices.
Therefore, Mr Cooper said this was
also a good time for persons and com-
panies with the financial means to
make sound and lucrative investments.

RULING, from 2B

Clarke Enterprises, had sold to
Both the Bowes and Mr Bur-
rows are asking the Court of
Appeal to overturn Justice
Lyons' ruling and reinstate their
real estate purchases.
The case revolves around the
proposed 125-lot Willard
Heights subdivision, situated
half a mile north of Moss Town
in Exuma. Some 11 lots were
sold in the subdivision prior to
full Ministry of Works approval,
and in contravention of the law,
something that caused problems
when the plaintiff, Oceania
Heights Ltd, attempted to pur-
chase the subdivision from its
original developer, Willard
Clarke Enterprises Ltd.
Justice Lyons recorded that
attorneys for the defendants
argued that because the con-
veyances for the 11 lot sales had
been completed, they should be
allowed to stand.
In the Willard Heights case,
Oceania Heights and its presi-
dent, Anthony Thompson,
agreed to buy the 40-acre site
from Willard Clarke Enterpris-
es on September 25, 1995.
However, Mr Thompson
found that agreement was
"void" due to the illegal lot
sales, and wrote to Willard
Clarke Enterprises in Decem-
ber 1995 to argue that the sales
agreement should not include
the 11 lots already gold.
A new sales agreement was
reached in January 1996, in
which no reference was made
to the 11 lot sales. It was agreed
that Oceania Heights would
indemnify Willard Clarke
Enterprises against any claims
by the purchaser up to $35,000.
Oceania Heights completed
payment for the land, and
obtained full subdivision
approval from the Ministry of
Works, on November 1, 2005.

Yet it has not received the con-
veyance for the land purchased.
Willard Clarke Enterprises,
though, had conveyed the 11
lots already sold to the buyers in
February-March 2000, causing
Oceania Heights to go to court
to obtain an order that it com-
plete the conveyance. It also
sought a declaration that the
previous sales were void.
Lockhart & Munroe, attor-
neys for Willard Clarke Enter-
prises and three other buyers,
cited many of the same appeal
grounds as the attorneys for the
SEE page 6B

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schedule below:


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1977 53' Defender
1992 45' Defender Vessel
1989 48' North Carolina
1979 52' Hatteras Fibre Glass Vessel
1980 47' Garcia
1981 51' Defender Vessel
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Children over 12 $10


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$250m waste-energy plant in 10% power supply goal

FROM page 1B
mited by Plasco Energy Group,
would be based near the landfill
site, on a six to 10-acre site close
to BEC's existing transmission
Mr Enriquez said NP Renew-
ables' project, if it received the
go-ahead from the Government
and BEC, would create about
40 jobs. "Initially, we'd have
some expatriate workers for
training purposes, but after four
years it would be 100 per cent
Bahamian," he explained.
"We'd have managerial posi-
tions plant managers, assistant
plant managers, supervisors.
Those are good paying jobs,
because the whole facility would
be very automated and will
have a lot of machines, requir-
ing technicians and mainte-
nance personnel.

"We're looking at 60 per cent
of the $250 million being equip-
ment. Over tens of millions of
dollars will be invested into
equipment that has to be main-
tained. There's no manual sort-
ing of the waste or anything like
Mr Enriquez said municipal
solid waste was "matter that is
very high in renewable bio-
mass" potential, with some 90
per cent of the 200,000 tonnes
of waste currently being land-
filled in New Providence annu-
ally consisting of items, such as
wood and paper, that could be
combusted without any harm-
ful air emissions.
"The fuel is 90 per cent bio-
mass renewable, and therefore
the project should qualify for
significant carbon credits," Mr

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


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


Legal Notice


Notice is here.by given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000, the dissolution of AIRE BOURNE
VENTURES INC. has been completed; a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.


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

Enriquez said. "The value of
carbon credits could be very sig-
nificant. All those carbon cred-
its are worth millions of dol-

The NP Renewables project
could generate carbon credits
in three ways, he explained.
When waste was disposed of in
landfills, it decomposed anaer-
obically and produced methane
gas, which was harmful to both
the environment and global
Some 25 per cent of the
world's methane gas emissions
came from landfills either flar-
ing off or not dealing with it,
Mr Enriquez explained, adding:
"The waste being produced

through our plant will not create
methane. We're actually elimi-
nating many, many tonnes of
He estimated this amount to
be equivalent to 140,000 tonnes
of carbon dioxide, with one
molecule of methane being 23
times' more harmful to the
Earth's atmosphere than that
product. As a result, some
140,000 tonnes of carbon credits
were potentially available from
avoiding the disposal of waste in
the Harrold Road landfill.
In addition, Mr Enriquez said
the NP Renewables plant would
avoid "30,000 net tonnes of car-
bon dioxide" emissions per year
by replacing the oil BEC cur-
rently bums to produce its exist-
ing electricity.
Finally, there were "25,000

Legal Notice


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


Legal Notice


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


Legal Notice


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


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


tonnes of carbon credits that
will come from the ferrous met-
als being recycled from the
Mr Enriquez added: "This
project is going to be based on
World Bank standards for envi-
ronmental controls. There will
be computerised combustion
controls, and air quality con-
trols will be 20 per cent of cap-
ital investment.

"Depending on how quickly
the initial steps are done in
breaking ground, we could be
operational in 2012 or 2013."
Mr Enriquez expressed con-
fidence that financing the NP
Renewables proposal would not
"be any problem", as the group
had received project-specific let-
ters of interest from the Inter-
American Development Bank
(IDB) and Citibank's Nassau-
based Global Corporate and
Investment Bank.
"We also expect a number of
local partners to come forward
with equity participation," Mr
Enriquez said. "There will be
substantial local private entities
that could take up equity posi-
tions in NP Renewables."
In addition, NP Renewables
would not charge a tipping fee
or any fee associated with waste
and garbage handling, instead
simply looking for an electricity
sales price that enabled it to
cover costs and generate a
return on its investment.
Mr Enriquez said he had per-
sonally been involved with
renewable energies since 1989,
and was responsible for the
operation and expansion of six
waste-to-energy facilities in
North America.
His company, which has
offices in Barbados and Florida,
is involved in the existing phase

one of a waste management
project in Barbados which, next
year, will move to phase two
construction of a waste-to-ener-
gy facility for that Caribbean
NP Renewables' technology
partner, Swiss-based Von Roll
Innova, was last month selected
to build the UK's largest waste-
to-energy plant, which will be
operational by 2011, while
Canada-based Stantec Interna-
tional is working on the site
plan and how it interacts with
the landfill.
NP Renewables would
finance, build, own and oper-
ate the proposed plant, of which
some 400 similar facilities exist
in Europe. Another 90 waste-
to-energy plants are in opera-
tion in North America, Mr
Enriquez said, and 100 in Asia.
He added that the NP
Renewables plant would be
operational "90 per cent" of the
time, unlike solar, wind and
wave-generated renewable
energy, which relied on the sun,
wind and tide respectively.
"The facility will improve air
quality in the area of New Prov-
idence, because it will offset
16MW of oil generation," Mr
Enriquez said, "and it will help
to prevent landfill fires in the
The more electricity renew-
able sources can produce inter-
nally for BEC, the more stable
and secure this nation's energy
supply, with the Bahamas hav-
ing greater control over energy
costs by becoming less reliant
on oil imports.
The Bahamas' foreign
exchange reserves would also
be protected by less reliance on
fossil fuel imports, with BEC
having already projected that it
will spend about $350 million
in foreign currency on fuel sup-
plies in 2008.

Legal Notice


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


Legal Notice


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


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
16th day of October 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





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Realtor encouraged by Bahamas market stability

LARRY ROBERTS, Bahamas Realty's chief executive, addressed the Inter-
national Symposium of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
(LeadingRE). Shown in the front row (1-r): Ruth Ann Pepple, LeadingRE
president, Network Services; Benedetta Vigano, Giorgio Viganb SRL,
Italy; Beverly Sunn, Asia Pacific Properties, Hong Kong. Back row: Michael
Green (chairman), Harcourts, Australia; Larry Roberts, Bahamas Realty,
the Bahamas; Jos6 Ribes Bas, Inmobiliaria Rimontago, Spain.

THE relative stability of the
Bahamian real estate market
has further encouraged a lead-
ing realtor, following an inter-
national conference where he
heard tales of property woes
Larry Roberts, Bahamas
Realty's chief executive,
returned to Nassau comforted
after attending the annual
meeting of LeadingRE, a net-
work of the world's top 700
high-end real estate firms.
Although real estate markets
in countries such as the US,
Spain, Italy and Ireland are all
suffering from reduced proper-
ty sales, falling prices and
depressed conditions, the Rome
conference renewed Mr
Roberts' faith in the Bahamian
"The Bahamas market is a
two-tier market," said Mr
Roberts, a member of the Inter-
national Advisory Board of the
LeadingRE network.
"Although there are notable
exceptions, with many Bahami-
ans owning homes that are
worth well over $1 million, the
basic local market covers prop-
erties up to about $750,000; and
that market has, to date, held
up quite well.
"If people start to lose their
jobs here, we will begin to feel
a drop-off, but right now, our
local market is far stronger than

residential markets are in many
places in the world."
The international segment of
the Bahamian real estate mar-
ket has shown more vulnera-
bility, Mr Roberts added.
"It isn't so much that people
don't have the money," he said.
"But everyone is acting with
more caution; there's more hes-
itation. We're talking about
people who could pay cash for
multi-million dollar properties.
Now, instead of rushing into
buying something just because
they feel like they want to own
a second or third home, they
are ,taking a wait-and-see
The two-tiered Bahamian
real estate market, although
slowing, is still attracting high-
end buyers and continuing to
hold its own.
"We are unique in that we
have the steady local market,
so if one side slows a bit, the
other'helps steady it. And
because the banks here were
more careful with lending, we
did not end up in the crisis sit-
uation that happened to others
elsewhere, especially in the
US," Mr Roberts said.
"Historically, the Bahamas
has weathered these economic
storms fairly well and so long as
the unemployment rate does
not climb substantially, our
housing market will remain rel-

atively stable, providing a solid
underpinning for the econo-
Mr Roberts was a presenter
at LeadingRE's International
Real Estate Symposium, a
meeting that attracted over 100
brokers, managers and real

estate professionals from top
real estate firms and agencies.'
All attendees were members
of LeadingRE, which is an
international real estate net-
work comprised of 700 firms
representing 170,000 sales asso-
ciates worldwide.


reguatios u0er- -

FROM page 1B

his Office was incapable of reg-
ulating the external insurance
"Once all the information.is
received, a [captive] licence
could be issued within 30 to 60
days," Mr McCartney told Tri-
bune Business.
"Our office is quite capable of
licensing and regulating the cap-
tive industry. Our staff is as
capable as anyone in the region.
The office is continuously train-
'ing and exposing its staff to the
latest issues in the captive ifidus-
Mr McCartney said two staff
from the Registrar of Insur-
ance's Office had attended a
Captive Insurance Supervisors
Workshop in the Cayman
Islands, organised by the Off-
shore Group of Insurance
Supervisors (OGIS), the Inter-
national Association of Insur-
ance Supervisors (IAIS) and
Cayman Islands Monetary
Authority (CIMA).
He himself had last week
attended the IAIS international
conference in Budapest, Hun-
gary, "where one of the topics is
the review and approval of a
new guidance paper on the reg-
ulation and supervision of cap-
tive insurance companies".
Mr McCartney had been
responding to Guilden Gilbert,
a partner in Chandler Gilbert
Insurance Associates and for-
mer Bahamas Insurance Bro-
kers and Agents (BIBA) presi-
dent, who had told Tribune
Business: "I think one of the
most fundamental issues when

it comes to a captive domicile is
the efficiency of turning around
an application.
"I have not been involved,
but there have been situations
where I have been advised that
it has taken the Registrar nine
months to respond, and that is
simply not good enough. A suf-
ficient turnaround time should
be three weeks."
The Bahamas currently has
16 captive insurance companies
domiciled in this nation, and Mr
Gilbert had suggested that it
create two insurance regulators
- one for the domestic industry,
the other for the international

However, Mr McCartney
appeared to reject that idea,
telling Tribune Business: "I
don't know of any other juris-
diction where.two regulators
exist. I don't believe that this is
an essential criteria."
He added: "Maybe there is
confusion between the role of
the regulator and the role of the
promoter and developer of the
captive industry.
"While our office is primarily
.responsible for regulation, we
:work very closely.with persons
who promote the industry, such
as the Bahamas Financial Ser-

vices Board (BFSB). The roles
are distinct and should not be
the same. We would welcome
the opportunity to work along
with any group to further pro-
mote the captive insurance
industry in the Bahamas."
Plans to update the External
Insurance Act and its accom-
panying regulations were "being
reviewed at this time", Mr
McCartney said, adding that
when this was completed BFSB-
led promotional activities could

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above-named Company has been dissolved 'and struck off the
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Registrar General on the 8th.day of October, 2008.

Lynden Maycock





NOTICE is hereby given that NEW HOLDING
COMPANY LIMITED, a company incorporated
under The Companies Act, has on the 2nd day of
October, 2008 been placed into receivership by the
Supreme Court upon the Ex-Parte Summons filed on
30th September, 2008 and be advised that PHILIP
GALANIS of HLB Galanis Bain has been appointed
the Receiver and Manager of the property and assets of
the company.




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The next examination date is June 6, 2009 and the final registration and enrollment
date is March 16, 2009. We encourage all interested persons to attend the information
evening to learn more about the CFA Program.
The CFA Society of The Bahamas, will present a brief outline of the CFA Institute,
and the local society. Special Guest Speaker, Mr. Charles W.L. Deale, Head of Society
Relations, CFA Institute will provide an outline of the CFA Program and present the
charters to the new CFA Charter holders. The Education Committee will provide a brief
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Bernanke supports additional spending

measures to help stimulate US economy

c.2008 New York Times
News Service

chairman of the Federal
Reserve, Ben S Bernanke, said
Monday that he supported a
second round of additional
spending measures to help stim-
ulate the economy.
"With the economy likely to
be weak for several quarters,
and with some risk of a pro-
tracted slowdown, considera-

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tion of a fiscal package by Con-
gress at this juncture seems
appropriate," Bernanke told
the House Budget Committee.
His remarks are his first
endorsement of another round
of energizing stimulus, whiph
Democrats on Capitol Hill have
The White House, which has
been cool to the idea of a sec-
ond stimulus, said Monday that
President Bush is open to the
idea. But aides to Bush said the
president's first priority is to
put the rescue package passed

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IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land
known as Grant B-117, Big Fish Cay, one of the Fish Cays
being fifty-five and a half acres (55.50) situate North of Little
Abaco Island, one of the islands in the Commonwealth of the


IN THE MATTER of Quieting Titles Act 1959


IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
Arthur H. Lowe Jr.


Notice is hereby given that Arthur Havelock Lowe Jr. is applying to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to have his title to
the following investigated under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act
1959 and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said-Act. Aplan of the said land may be inspected during
normal working hours at the following places:

1. "ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land known as
Grant B-117, Big Fish Cay, one of the Fish Cays being
fifty-five and a half acres (55.50) situate North of Little
Abaco Island, one of the islands in the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas

Copies of the same may be inspected during normal office hours at the
following places:

a.) The Registry of the Supreme Court of Nassau, Bahamas.

b.) The Chambers of Andrew C. Allen Law Chambers, 204
Lagoon Court, Olde Towne, Sandyport, Nassau, The

c.) The Administrator's Office, Cooper's Town, Abaco,
The Bahamas.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said Certificate of Title
is required to file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or
their attorney a Statement of his, her or its Claim in the prescribed form
verified by an Affidavit served therewith by failure of any such person
to file and serve a Statement of his, her or its Claim aforesaid non-
compliance with this Notice will operate as a bar to such claim.

Andrew C. Allen Chambers
204 Lagoon Court
Olde Towne, Sandyport
Nassau, The Bahamas

C;lina eond Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Baharnas G & I Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity Internatllonal Inveslmont Fund
F3 Financial Preferred Income Fu.nd
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund

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by Congress in place.
"We've had an open mind
about it." Dana Perino, Bush's
press secretary, said aboard Air
Force One as the president was
flying to Alexandria, La., for a
business gathering, "but what
we are focused on right now is
the urgent need to get this res-
cue package implemented."
Still, Bernanke's testimony
ups the ante, forcing the Bush
administration to give the idea
of a stimulus careful considera-
tion. White House officials,
however, say the stimulus ideas
put forth so far by Democrats
are unacceptable to them.
"There are several pro-
gramies that have been rec-
ommended that are coming in a
cloak of being stimulative, and
we don't think that those would
actually stimulate the econo-
my," Perino said.
Bernanke said the economic
outlook was still so uncertain
that the optimal size, composi-
tion and timing for any new
stimulus plan were unclear.
But he said Congress should
try to develop a plan that would
have its maximum impact when

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revisions in it, and it now has
to go to the Ministry's Technical
Committee. What adjustments
need to be made, they will
make, and then the Bill will
come back to the Minister" of
Works and Transport, Neko
Praising Mr Grant and his
permanent secretary, Anita
Bernard, for their support of
the Bill and the aims behind it,
Mr Wrinkle said that once it
was returned to the minister by
the Technical Committee, the
BCA planned to hold one final
forum on it for the construction
industry and any interested par-
That forum would provide
the final opportunity for con-
tractor feedback and any major
concerns to be raised, Mr Wrin-
kle said, with the Bill afterwards

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the economy was probably at
its weakest. Many if not most
private forecasters contend that
the economy has already
entered a recession, which
would seem to argue for mea-
sures that would bolster overall
spending as soon as possible.
"If Congress proceeds with
a fiscal package, it should con-
sider including measures to
help improve access to credit
by consumers, homebuyers,
businesses and other borrow-
ers," Bernanke said. "Such
actions might be particularly
effective at promoting eco-
nomic growth and job cre-
It was unclear what kind of
measures he had in mind.
The government announced
last week that it would invest
$250 billion directly into the
nation's banks as part of a $700
billion bailout package to ease
the financial turmoil and loosen
the credit markets. In addition,
the government has helped bail
out the mortgage finance giants
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
as well as the insurance giant
the American International

heading back to Mr Grant by
December 2008 and then, hope-
fully, Cabinet.
"We were trying to do that
in the month of October," Mr
Wrinkle said of the planned
forum, "but are probably look-
ing at December by the time it
and the committee are finished.
"The Technical Committee
just have to make sure the tech-
nical terms and language the
Attorney General's Office has
used is compatible with the
technical terms used in the Min-
istry, so we don't have confu-
sion there."
Mr Wrinkle said that by
licensing and certifying Bahami-
an contractors for the first time,
the legislation when it came into
effect would give international
developers and contractors a
standard against which they
could be measured.
This was especially important,


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Democratic leaders have
called for an additional $300
billion package of spending
measures that would include a
big increase in spending on
infrastructure projects, an addi-
tional extension of unemploy-
ment benefits and increases in
spending for food stamps, home
heating subsidies and state
Medicaid programmes.
Bush has repeatedly asked
American consumers to be
patient and give the bailout
package time to work. Many
Republicans instead have
favoured tax cuts to corpora-
tions and individuals.
Bernanke also cautioned that
"any programme should be
designed, to the extent possi-
ble, to limit longer-term effects
on the federal government's
structural budget deficit."
In his comments, Bernanke
essentially reiterated the grim
economic outlook he provided
in a speech last week.
"Even before the recent
intensification of the financial
crisis, economic activity had
shown considerable signs of

the BCA president said, for
Bahamian contractors when it
came to seeking work on the
major mixed-use resort and for-
eign direct investment projects,
and in joint venturing with large
international contractors.
"It will enable us to deal
much better at an international
level," Mr Wrinkle explained.
"The international developers
and contractors coming here
have no way to work out who is
a suitable joint venture partner
other than word of mouth and
"We're starting to get interest
from international contractors
in looking at work on the Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port, those resort projects that
are still around. There's some
big BEC work r ady to go, too.
"Most of them '[international
contractors] are very keen to
establish relationships with local
contractors, but they have the
same problem in knowing who
to deal with because there's no
Mr Wrinkle added that the
Ministry of Works "has the
same problem as the consumer
public, in as much as an indi-
vidual can come into the Min-

RULING, from 3B

other buyers.

weakness," he told lawmakers.
Private sector.employers
shed 168,000 jobs in Septem-
ber and a total of 900,000 jobs
since January.
Real consumer spending,
adjusted for inflation, declined
during the summer and appears
to have declined yet again in
"The pace of economic activ-
ity is likely to be below that of
its longer-run potential for sev-
eral quarters," he said.
Bernanke and his colleagues
at the Federal Reserve meet
later this month, and many
economists say they believe the
Fed could again lower rates.
Earlier this month, the Fed,
along with the European Cen-
tral Bank and other central
banks, reduced primary lend-
ing rates by a half percentage
An earlier stimulus package,
in which the government
mailed out about $50 billion in
checks in April and May, pro-
vided a lift to income and con-
sumer spending. Consumer
spending increased 0.4 per cent
in May, but dried up after that.

istry of Works and say: 'I'm, a
contractor, and I want to bid bn
this job.' They don't know
whether he's a contractor or
While the Ministry of Works
had a list of approved contrac-
tors to undertake the develop-
ment of government housing
subdivisions, it had nothing to
indicate who was suitably qual-.
ified to undertake larger pro-
jects, such as court complexes.
and roadworks.
"There's no way to decide
who's qualified and who isn't,"
Mr Wrinkle said. "There's no
definition of a contractor.
There's no standards. The Min-
istry is aware of this, and wants
to pursue the legislation to set
Once the Contractors Bill
became law, it would create
"boha fide, licensed contrac-
tors" who could work at certain
levels in the industry.
"The contractor will have to
meet the requirements the Gov-
ernment deems necessary to
build, and build at that level,"
Mr Wrinkle said. "We don't
have that now and it's a free-
for-all. The licence is so cru-

It also cited as another ground for appeal that Oceania Heights
had an unfair advantage because it knew Willard Clarkt Enter-
prises' rights, title and interest in the property.
Lockhart & Munroe is also set to argue that the September 25,
1995, agreement between Oceania Heights and Willard Clarke
Enterprises be set aside, alleging that the latter's attorney had
been absent when it was given legal advice by Oceania Heights.


NOTICE is hereby given that DIVIN WISAY of
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and thatany 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 21st day of
OCTOBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



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

1 2 3 6

2 9 7


3 4

9 7
5 i


8 _1 4

6 5 9 2

Difficulty Level ****


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

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Boris Gulko v Karen Grigorian,
Vilnius 1987. Gulko was USSR
champion, but then became a
refusenik who went on hunger
strike and staged one-man public
demonstrations in his bid to leave
the Soviet Union. Eventually he
succeeded, and he then became
the only player to win both the
USSR and US titles. With better
circumstances he might have
achieved still more, for he was
one of a handful of grandmasters

with a plus score against the
legendary Carry Kasparov. Here
as White (to play) Gulko has to
be careful since the obvious 1
Qd5+ Kh7 2 Rf8?? fails brutally
to Qgl mate. Instead a slightly
different sequence; utilising a rare
chessboard rule, enabled White to
win in imaginative style. Can you
spot the finish?
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1 Student in the teacher's
eye (5)
4 Capacity to please (7)
8 Sound company touches
zero (3)
9 Customarily, it's no
walkover for the bride (9)
10 Anticipate charge for con-
cealing minerals (7)
11 Pay for judges? (5)
13 Play for fun (6)
15 Attack a devil with a gun,
perhaps (6)
18 Sort of peach that's not
expensive (5)
19 You're in a sound position
in this (7)
21 Check an open invitation
to shoplifters (4,5)
23 An alternative to a key ring
(3) .
24 The Spanish gentleman at
the centre is a politician (7)
25 Needs organising, being
stupid (5)

1 Calm sea (7)
2 A plan for.gaining weight
3 Water lily collection going
to America (5)
4 Restricted place for the
dog to sleep (6)
5 Rum's not what the cure's
made of (7)
6 I say nothing (3)
7 Naturally they have their
ups and downs (5)
12 Try to land (5,4)
14 Security is lifted in the
store (7)
16 Well-known to be helpless
17 I'm more upset by a per-
sonal account (6)
18 Names grounds for devel-
.opment at a hearing (5)
20 Had an inclination and
worked in
the garden (5)
22 Personal connections (3)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution

Across: 1 Black Watch, 8 Cater, 9
Solvent, 10 Naivete, 11 Inset, 12
Ideals, 14 Adhere, 17 Ellen, 19
Welcome, 21 Captain, 22 Gains, 23
Red herring.
Down: 2 Lattice, 3 Curie, 4 Wastes, 5
Tallied, 6 Heels, 7 Stutterers, 8
Confidence, 13 Lanyard; 15 Emotion,
16 Twinge, 18 Leper, 20 Lager.

Across: 1 Closed book, 8 Mecca, 9
Builder, 10 Nonplus, 11 Onset, 12
Sherpa, 14 Volume, 17 Recur, 19
Bushido, 21 Pavlova, 22 Aloof, 23
Nom de plume.
Down: 2 Licence, 3 Small, 4
Debase, 5 Orinoco, 6 Kudos, 7
Written off, 8 Manuscript, 13
Perform, 15 Uniform, 16 Ablaze, 18
Coven, 20 Stall.

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24 25

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4 Show indignation (7)
8 Shrill bark (3)
9 Travelling (2,3,4)
10 Weak flow (7)
11 Up in the air (5)
13 Notably superior (6)
15 Dexterous (6)
18 Work dough with
hands (5)
19 Of times long past (7)
21 Formerly (2,3,4)
23 Tavern (3)
24 General pardon (7)
25 King with golden
touch (5),

1 Having hidden mean-
ing (7)

2 Confidentially (2,7)
3 Gather in a crowd (5
4 Acrimonious (6)
5 Emerald Isle (7)
6 Besides (3)
7 A happening (5)
12 Unanimous (2,3,4)
14 Sorrow (7)
16 Lockjaw (7)
17 Area of tooth decay
18 Australian arboreal
marsupial (5)
20 Choicest part (5)
22 Possess (3)











words In
the main
body of

HOW many words of four letters or
nore can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once
only. Each must contain the centre
letter and there must be at least
one nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 10; very good 15; excellent 20
(or more). Solution toiporrow.
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iron main manor martin matrn,
minor mint moan morn noria
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Bidding Quiz

You are South, both sides vulner-
able. The bidding has been:
West North East South
1 Pass Pass ?
What would you bid with each of
the following five hands?
1. 4 853 V KJ72 4AJ 10 4 K96
2. 4 KQ9 V QJ4 AQ6 4 K1072
3. 4 J87 KJ854 '3 4 KJ86
4. 4J64 Y AK9 KQ9874 + 10
5. AJ8 V AKQ86 52 4 KQ7
1. One notrump. When the bid-
ding is on the verge of dying at a low
level, you are permitted to make bids
you would ordinarily not make in
any other position. Such bids in the
so-called balancing seat often don't.
have their normal meaning..
The player in the balancing seat
has an obligation not to sell out
cheaply if there is a reasonable way
to compete for the contract. If he
does elect to compete, whatever
action he takes must tentatively be
regarded as suspect. The one-
notrump bid in this sequence indi-
cates about 11 to 14 points rather
than the 15 to 18 you would be
expected to hold if you bid one
notrump directly over the 'opening
2. Double. If you were in second
-position, you would overcall with
one notrump, but in the balancing
seat you are much too strong for that

action. Partner would think you had a
much flimsier hand, such as in the
first problem. The %ay to sho\\ real
opening notnrup values in the bal-
ancing position is by doubling and
then bidding notrump al your Inel
turn to complete the description of
your hand.
3. One heart. This isn't much ol a
hand, but it is better to bid than to
pass. Partner probably has 10 or
more points, which gives your side a
shot at a partscorc that would he lost
if you threw in the sponge prema-
turely. Because you are in the bal-
ancing seat, partner should not
become overly enthusiastic abotl
your bid.
4. Pass. The opponents couldn't he
in a worse spot, and it's not \\ise to
help them out by competing. West
will probably go down a trick or two.
and you may wind up with a
respectable plus. Besides, partner
probably doesn't have much, since
he's marked with diamond shortness
and failed to bid over one diamond.
5. Double. Iere you ha\e \alues
with which you would act in any
position, and these can best be sho\\ s
by doubling and then bidding hearts.
An immediate jump to two lieals
would suggest a strong hand inter-
ested only in hearts, but this hI.,
may well play better in notrumip )o
spades, if partner is so inclined.

Tomorrow: The battle for trump control.
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that essential organ
that rids the body of
toxins and waste with
its large, shiny, plum-red
appearance transform-
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inert mass. The latter
describes the appear-
ance of the liver after a
condition, known as cir-
rhosis, has taken com-
plete control of the
organ and its functions.
The liver is the largest gland in the human
body, and has countless functions; it pro-
duces enzymes and proteins, produces bile to
help digest fat, filters the blood, and regulates
cholesterol and hormones.
According to www.wikipedia.com, cirrho-
sis of the liver is a consequence of chronic liv-
er disease that is characterized by replace-
ment of liver tissue by fibrous scar tissue
and regenerative nodules that occur as a
result of a process in which damage tissue is
regenerated leading to progressive loss of
liver function.
Dr Harold Munnings, a gastroenterolo-
gist at the Centre for Digestive Health, clas-
sifies cirrhosis as a deadly, irreversible disease
which is mainly caused by excessive con-

sumption of alcohol and chronic hepatitis
B. There are many other causes of cirrhosis
including auto immune hepatitis, hepatitis
C, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), but
alcoholism and hepatitis B are the most com-
mon causes.
Many people may not know of cirrhosis
and its seriousness, but it is essential that
people are aware of the disease especially if
they are habitual alcohol consumers.
Alcohol-related cirrhosis develops after
decades of heavy drinking, and the end
results are often very serious, but the amount
of alcohol that is detrimental to the liver dif-
fers from.person to person.
"We measure alcohol by equivalents, we
would say a glass of wine is equivalent to
one tin of beer and this is equivalent to one
shot of spirits like whisky. Women should not
drink more than one unit of alcohol a day
and for men they should not have more than
two units of alcohol a day," Dr Munnings
told Tribune Health.
While alcohol is often used at social gath-
erings and may be conducive to having a
good time, as it flows smoothly down your
throat it enters various organs and makes
its way to the liver where it causes a digestive
The liver, with its numerous functions, is
also responsible for breaking down alcohol so
that this toxin can be eliminated out of the
body. If there is to much alcohol for the liv-
er to process, this results in an imbalance
that somehow interferes with the breakdown
of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
On the other hand, hepatitis B causes the
liver to be inflamed.
According to Dr Munnings there are no
visible symptoms of cirrhosis in the early
stages, but as the disease progresses symp-
toms of cirrhosis become more acute. "Some
of the symptoms of cirrhosis include meta-
bolic abnormalities. There will be a loss of
secondary sexual characteristics, breast
enlargement for men, nose bleeds, jaundice,
gallstones, and fluid retention in the legs and
abdomen," he said.


of the liver

The liver is a very important part of the
digestive system and cirrhosis is a very seri-
ous condition. People must take precautions
to prevent the disease or stabilize it since it is
irreversible and deadly.
Dr Munnings gives some suggestions that
people can take in order to prevent the dis-
ease. "They should prevent the disease by
not drinking, getting a hepatitis B vaccine
and they should not use drugs," he said.
Although the disease can be treated, once
it has progressed the only option is to get a
liver transplant, which is very expensive.
"Liver transplants are very expensive. They
usually cause $100,000 plus."
According to Dr Munroe, transplants are
expensive because funding is necessary for
the various surgeries that must take place.
Follow up care and immunosuppressive med-
ications also play a part in the cost of a liver
For some patients however, money is not
the issue. Dr Munnings noted that even peo-
ple who have the money to pay for the trans-
plant have be placed on the organ waiting list
where the decision to give a person a new
organ is based on the urgency of their current
And even if you are set to get a trans-
plant, the operation is a high risk one and
there is no telling if the transplant will be a
It is very important that people do what-
ever is necessary to increase their knowl-
edge and awareness of cirrhosis, he said. If it
is not given attention and people are not
doing what they can to stabilize or prevent
the disease from occurring, the result can
be dire.
So take care of your body and be con-
scious of any sudden changes you never
know what you can prevent by being aware
of your body.

For more information on cirrhosis of the
liver and its treatment, contact Dr Harold
Munnings at 328.5550


sunburn in

BABIES under six
months of age should never
be exposed to the sun.
Babies over six months can
be exposed to the sun but
should wear UV blocking
glasses to protect their eyes.
Young skin heals faster
than older skin, but at the
same time is less able to pro-
tect itself from injury,
including injury from the
*For a baby under one
year, sunburn should be
treated as an emergency and
you should call your doctor
For a baby over one
.year, call your doctor if
there is severe pain, blister-
ing, lethargy or fever over
101 F.
Sunburn may cause
dehydration. Give your child
enough water or juice to
replace body fluids especial-
ly if they are not urinating
SGive acetaminophen if
your child's temperature is
above 101 F.
Try baths in clear, tepid
water as this can cool the
Light moisturizing lotion
may soothe the skin, but do
not rub it in. If touching the
skin is considered painful
then do not use the lotion.
Try using plain calamine
lotion as this may be of ben-
Do not apply alcohol
which'can overcool the skin.
Do not use any medicat-
ed creams unless your doc-
tor informs you to.
Keep the child out of the
sun entirely until the sun-
burn completely heals.
Ensure that no matter
where your child goes day-
care, nursery school, play
dates sun safety is always
taken into account.
If your child experiences a
sunburn, follow the above
guidelines or call/visit your
doctor if you need further

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Genesis therapy aims to improve quality of life

A conversation with

physiotherapist Hannah


FOR stroke survivors,
amputees, and even those who
have suffered sports-related
injuries, adjusting to a world in
which they have limited move-
ment can mean a decline in
their overall quality of life. So
for Hannah Foster-Middleton,
administrator of the newly
opened Genesis Therapy
Group Clinic on Mount Royal
Avenue, confinement to beds
and wheelchairs and a lifetime
of immobility is something
patients should not necessarily
take sitting down.
"Stroke patients require
intense one on one, sometimes
two, therapy sessions on a reg-
ular basis over several weeks
or months. Maintaining moti-
vation during the slow recov-
ery process is paramount and
all accomplishments, however
small, are celebrated," she said
in her usual cheerful tone.
To look at her, you would
never know that her average
day usually consists of long,
grueling hours diagnosing
patients, and physically help-
ing them to return to normal
A member of the Chartered
Society of Physiotherapy (Lon-
don), Ms Foster-Middleton has
spent over a decade in the field
still often referred to as "phys-
ical therapy". Initially, she
trained as a nurse but then
moved on to social work with
abused children and young
offenders. She then attended
the University of.Brighton for
four years to train as a physio-
"As an undergraduate, I was
fortunate enough to gain my
clinical training in the teaching
hospitals of London," she said.
Her enthusiasm no doubt stems
from the fact that in the United
Kingdom it is necessary to con-
tinue your clinical education in
an internship programme for
two years after graduating,
which she feels served to
enhance her knowledge base. i
Following this, she worked
in the UK as a locum in order
to gain as much experience in
as many specialties as possible.
"My goal was to become a well
rounded therapist and not settle
into one specialty too soon,"
Ms Foster-Middleton said.
An offer for the physiother-
apist to work for Doctors Hos-
pital brought her to the
Bahamas and began the
acclimatization process to a cul-
ture where outdoor life and
sports play a meaningful role
in the lives of everyday

"The most popular sports in
the Bahamas are athletics and
basketball. Therefore most
injuries that present involve the
knee joint. This does not have
to be the end of the sport for
that patient. With prompt and
thorough attention there is
rarely a reason why that per-
son could not return to their
chosen sport even if surgery is
"Rehabilitation of the knee is
hard work for the patient but if
they follow all the medical
advice given there is no reason
why they can't make a full
recovery," she said.
Following her term with Doc-
tors Hospital, Ms Foster-Mid-
dleton worked with a local doc-
tor. And now she has founded
Genesis Therapy Group, a clin-
ic whose value is seen on the
faces of patients who due to
accidents, illness or disease -
find themselves moving in ways
that may have been out of
reach months before.
"My main skills lie in diag-
nostic evaluation of nuscu-
loskeletal problems predomi-
nantly spinal. Osteopathic
mobilizations have achieved
some excellent results with
some patients no longer requir-
ing surgery.
"Rehabilitation of stroke vic-
tims, joint replacement, post
surgery and trauma can be
effectively treated. Outcomes
are aimed at achieving pre-con-
dition mobility as much as pos-
sible with minimal impact to
daily life," she asserts.
The clinic has a rehabilitation
gymnasium and provides an
enormous selection of braces,
orthotics and walking aids for
those who are suffering from a
sports injury, fractures or
require some support for any
part of the body all at whole-
sale prices. This further demon-
strates Ms Foster-Middleton's
underlying motivation for open-
ing Genesis Therapy Group; a
desire to see Bahamians with
special rehabilitative needs
enjoy a better quality of life.
Children appear to be a
group particularly close to her
heart. "Other than sports
injuries and trauma, the main
presentation for children is
those born with cerebral palsy.
"I, along with a prothetist,
have been instrumental in pro-
viding equipment and therapy
to assist in promoting normal
movement and development
for this group of kids, with
rewarding results. Seeing a

child get excited about finding
new independence is amazing,"
she reflects.
According to Ms Foster-Mid-
dleton, many elderly people
attend the clinic for therapy
voluntarily for general condi-
tioning, to improve strength
and maximize their balance and
co-ordination which will mini-
mize their risk of a fall.
"A fall can trigger a series of
fatal consequences for the
elderly who by their very
nature can have an existing pre-
sentation of multiple medical
issues. To have specific and
monitored exercises for their
needs in a safe and nurturing
environment affords them the
opportunity to maximize their
physical potential," she said.
She also attests to the fact
that amputees are a special
group of patients who, among
their physical and medical
needs, also have complex emo-
tional, psychological and social
issues. "The therapy provided
is not just to teach them how to
use their 'new' limb but to help
them to become adjusted to a
whole new way of life and still
feel they are a productive mem-
ber of society. Some even go on
to continue in their chosen sport
with specialist limbs being made
for the purpose," she said.
One has only to look at Oscar
Pistorious, the double amputee
South African;who attempted
to become the first amputee
runner to compete in the
Olympics, to see what rehabili-
tative therapy can accomplish.
Though qualifying for Beijing
eluded him, he served as a tes-
tament to the potential of phys-
iotherapy and prosthetics.
Ms Foster-Middleton only
smiles at the mention of Pisto-
.rious, and instead talks about
the role physiotherapy plays in
the lives of Bahamians who also
want to take a holistic approach
to the treatment of illness.
"Physiotherapy has many
forms depending on the train-
ing. With a background in nurs-
ing and social work, sociology
and psychology play an impor-
tant and effective role in my
practice. This, and my training
that involved osteopathic tech-
niques for all joints in the body,
allows me the opportunity to
treat the whole person holisti-
cally," she said.
In the near future, Genesis
Therapy Group will offer the
services of a prothetist/ortho-
tist, an occupational therapist,
and a massage therapist, who,
along with Ms Foster-Middle-
ton will complete the team.

SFor more information on the
Genesis Therapy Group visit
or email Ms Foster-Middleton at

FOR stroke survivors, amputees, and even those who have suffered sports-related injuries,
adjusting to a worldin which they have limited movement can mean a decline in their overall
quality of life.

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Oral health and its effects on overall health

(The Ministry of Health observes
Oral Health Month this October. The
month is set aside each year to
increase public awareness about the
importance of good oral health and
its impact on overall health. Resi-
dents are invited to join the oral
health team and its partners in this
venture, Thompson Trading, as they
interact with members of the public
educating and demonstrating proper
oral health practices, at the Mall at
Marathon on Saturday, October 25.)

ORAL health is not only important
to one's appearance and sense of well-
being, but also to the individual's over-
all health. Cavities and gum disease
may contribute to serious conditions,
including heart disease, diabetes, and
respiratory diseases, and premature
and low weight babies. Untreated cav-
ities can also be painful and lead to
serious infections.
Throughout October the Ministry of
Health will undertake a number of
activities aimed at increasing public
awareness about the importance of
good oral hygiene. These include: a
church service, special presentations
on oral health during assemblies at var-
ious schools in New Providence, and
annual oral health screening at the
Mall at Marathon with Dr Rabbit the
famous Oral Health Mascot on hand.
Maintaining good oral health
includes keeping teeth free from cav-
ities and preventing gum disease. Poor
oral health can affect your appearance
and self-esteem, and has been linked
to sleeping problems, as well as behav-
ioural and developmental problems in
children. .Poor oral health can also
affect your ability to chew and digest
food properly.
Good nutrition is important to help
build strong teeth and gums that can
resist disease and promote healing.
Dr Emmanuel Francis, senior dental
officer in the Department of Oral
Health School Dental Clinic said

good nutrition with the daily con-
sumption of raw fruits and vegetables
in the proper amounts helps not only
to build strong teeth, but also helps
to scrub the teeth keeping them
clean. He described such foods as
detergents because of their cleaning
action on the teeth.
On the other hand, smoking is a
major risk factor for oral and dental
disease, including oral cancer. Tobac-
co reduces blood flow to the gums,
therefore the gums do not get the oxy-
gen and nutrients needed to stay
healthy and prevent bacterial infec-
Oral health needs to be a priority
throughout all stages of life, especial-
ly since older adults and seniors are
keeping their teeth longer than ever
before. However, older adults may
have less access to oral care services
and dentists because of lower incomes
and/or a lack of dental insurance.
Seniors living in long-term care facil-
ities are at particular risk for compli-
cations from poor oral health because
of frailty, poor health and increased
dependence on others for personal
care. In many cases, oral health prob-
lems in residents go undetected until
there are acute symptoms such as pain
or infection.
Besides pain and discomfort, poor
oral health can also contribute to a
number of serious health issues.

Health risks of
poor oral health
Gum disease is an inflammation of
the gums, which may also affect the
bone supporting the teeth. Plaque is a
sticky colourless film of bacteria that
constantly builds up, thickens and hard-
ens on the teeth. If it is not removed
daily by brushing and flossing, this
plaque can harden into tartar and con-
tribute to infections in the gums.
Left untreated, gum .disease can lead
to the loss of teeth and an increased
risk of more serious diseases, including

heart disease and stroke. The bacteria
in plaque can travel from the mouth
into the blood stream, and has been
linked to the clogging of arteries and
damage to heart valves. The same bac-
teria can also travel to the lungs, caus-'
ing infection and aggravating existing
lung conditions.
There is also a link between diabetes
and gum disease. People with diabetes
Share more susceptible to gum disease,
and it can put them at greater risk of
diabetic complications.
Oral health is also extremely impor-
tant for pregnant women. Studies show
that pregnant women with gum dis-
ease are at higher risk of delivering
pre-term low birth weight babies than
women without gum disease. This is a
concern because such babies are
already at risk for many ailments,
including development of complica-
tions, asthma, ear infections, congeni-
tal abnormalities and behavioral diffi-
culties such as attention deficit disor-
der. They also have a high risk of infant

Minimizing your risk
To maintain good oral health, you
should take the following steps:
Brush and floss your teeth daily
Visit your dental health care
provider regularly to have your mouth
examined. See your dental profession-
al immediately if you notice any prob-
Eat a healthy diet according to the
Bahamas' food guide to health eating
(the food drum)
Do not smoke. If you do smoke,
make sure to visit your dental profes-
sional regularly.
If you are pregnant, be sure to eat
healthy foods and maintain good oral
Brush your children's teeth for
them, until they have ability to write
their own name (not print cursive).
They should then be able to brush their
own teeth with your guidance.

Ministry of Health's role
The Ministry of health is commit-
ted to helping all Bahamians maintain
their health. The Oral Health Depart-
ment of the Ministry of Health works
to maintain and improve the oral
health of residents throughout the
The Department delivers and man-
ages a broad range of oral health activ-
ities including proactive disease pre-
vention, oral health promotion and
basic dental treatment services pro-
vided by dental therapist's dentists and

other staff.
SResidents can access oral health ser-
vices through the Department of Pub-
lic Health, Community Health Clin-
ics in New Providence and major Fam-
ily Islands.

For more information on Oral
Health in the Bahamas and the
activities for Oral Health Month
please call the Department of Oral
Health at telephone number
502.4878 or visit the community
health clinic nearest your home.

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emerge in your office
in many different
shapes and sizes.
There are "slackers"
who waste time on the
phone or by dragging
out a simple task over
an extended period
of time.

You have "slackers" who spend too much time
talking and gossiping or counselling coworkers
on their private affairs. They feel justified in tak-
ing time from the company on a regular basis
because they are helping others. While counseling
coworkers can be uplifting and supportive and is
sometimes necessary to circumvent morale issues,
employees who take too much time out of the
day on a continuous basis to achieve this objective
are abusing the company's time.Then you have
employees who spend inordinate amounts of time
on the internet, surfing, playing games, chatting,
checking out "You Tube"...you name it. There
are employees who are easily bored and there
are employees who have their own businesses and
so their attention is divided. From time to time
mangers lament about their unproductive employ-
ees accusing them of stretching work, disap-
pearing for extended periods of time or not meet-
ing targets. These managers place full responsi-
bility on. employees for the lack of interest in and
commitment to targets. However, contrary to
common beliefs among managers, the employee is
only one part of the "slacker" equation.
How managers contribute
to "slack" team behaviours
Here is a list of behaviours exhibited by man-
agers that demotivate and demoralise the team.
Employee disengagement is erroneously labeled as
"slackness" or laziness but what is really happen-
ing is employees are demoralized and disen-
chanted by unfair or inappropriate behaviours.
For example, there are:
1. Managers who speak to and email employees
using abusive language and tones.

2. Managers who blame employees for every-
thing that goes wrong on the team, not accepting
responsibility for targets that were not achieved.
3. Highly political office environments where
employees are working against the good of the
4. Managers perceived as double crossing
employees by not rewarding them with merit
increases or bonuses for their hard work.
5. Employees feeling they have no voice.
6. Unfair or slow 'decision making due to crony-
ism, nepotism etc.
7. Managers who don't provide employees with
necessary training.
Given any one of or a combination of thesd
behaviours, employees become demotivated feel-
ing that effort is pointless.
Now don't get me wrong, employees are not
excused from accountability for "slackness".'
Sometimes, employees take a job because they
don't want to be challenged. In these cases they
have no intention of applying themselves. Other
employees feel entitled to promotions or pre-
ferred treatment and disengage because their
manager makes a fair decision based on perfor-
mance and merit. Then there are employees with
personal problems that reduce productivity. In
all these cases, effective managers can either coach,
counsel or take corrective action with non-pro-
ductive employees.
Common mistakes managers
make in trying to correct
If there are toxic behaviours within a team,
motivational speeches will have little to no effect
as they do not address root causes. Additionally,

closer supervision will not work if the root issues
are not identified and solutions found. For
instance, if a manager usually uses abusive lan-
guage and is now under pressure to closely super-
vise employees, without proper development and
accountability, they will proceed to closely super-
vise using even more abusive language.

How to turn around
a team of "slackers"
In order to turn around a team with members
labeled as "slackers", managers and supervisors
need to be trained as leaders who can develop
others, make difficult decisions and inspire mem-
bers of the team to achieve higher and higher
performance levels.
Training or corrective action in isolation will
not remedy the problem of unproductive employ-
ee behaviours so managers and supervisors can be
held accountable to appropriate team building
behaviours through an effectively executed per-
formance management process or through restruc-
turing teams.
The point of developing managers is to help
them treat employees with dignity and respect
and to enable them to make the tough decisions
necessary to transform the team through further
training, restructuring and accountability.

Yvette Bethel is the president of Organisational
Soul. She can be contacted by telephone at
242.424.7166 or fax 242.324.1631 or write to her
at PO Box N-511, Nassau, Bahamas. Interested
persons can also check out her website at:


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'HIS article

I response
to a deba-
cle that has surfaced in
Puerto Rico. Many of
you will complain that
Puerto Rico has noth-
ing to do with the
Bahamas. But in
today's global village,
we are all intercon-
In brief, the story sur-
faced that a young girl,
ten years old, was pro-
viding sexual favours
to older men.

This is not uncommon in the
Bahamas where we find a hotbed of
such activity on some buses. This,
unfortunately, goes on in a number
of places. The more horrifying part
of the story was that her mother was
in the front of the bus as this was
occurring. And the man was not
forcing the girl, nor was the mother
unaware of the deeds transpiring.
She, in fact, was the agent of said
deeds. She encouraged her daughter
to do this, and then profited from
the proceeds from the activity.
Where has society gone wrong?
It would seem that we must hark
back to the 18th century and 'A
Modest Proposal' by Jonathon Swift,
that proposed for people who had
too many children and could not
feed all of them that they should sell
their children to the rich. At least
Swift's 'proposal' though not at all,
was being ironic. Today, we claim
that we are so advanced from such
barbarity, as that proposed by Swift.
But how different is selling children
to the rich from prostituting them
to whomever is willing to pay for
While readers may argue that this
does NOT happen in the Bahamas,
we know for a fact that it does. How
does a parent prostitute child?
Have times become so desperate
that we must corrupt our young even
before they can fully understand the

risks to which they are exposing
Parents are meant to protect, pro-
vide love and care, and basically pos-
itively influence the lives of their
children. Is this positive influence?
If ten year olds are being used to
provide financial support for families
in this way, what will happen when
they reach sixteen? Or eighteen? Or
twenty? How many children will
they have? What kind of role models
will they be? What kind of human
relationship will they have with their
If this is the trend in societies
today, it speaks to a serious de-
humanising of humanity. To be sure,
we do not expect utter morality from
everyone, but to be so completely
amoral, seems like a condemnation
of society's basic functioning. If it
were an isolated case then we could
say it does not reflect anything more
troubling than that.
However, because we know that it
is far more widespread than this, and
it speaks to the existence of the girls
who use men to meet their financial
and material needs; the phone-card
man comes quickly to mind. This
clearly highlights the trend to com-
modify sex.
Sex has become transactional.
Love is removed and certainly any-
thing more profound than paying
this months bills is absent from the

equation. As societies then, we have
become empty of meaning more
profound than material 'success'.
Could this by why teenage preg-
nancy, teenage HIV and other prob-
lems with teenagers are on the rise?
Could it be that we are so utterly
failing or children that they have no
inkling of what is right and what is
wrong? If abusive sex is all children
ever know we cannot expect them to
become normal, functioning adults in
later life. Is the economy in such a
grave state, and families living so
tenuously between eating and star-
vation that we must prostitute our
Perhaps it speaks to the reality
that all we see is material success
and this is all that is sold to us by
the media. If you want to be popular,
you must have the latest mobile
phone. But this kind of empty con-
sumerism only serves to destroy all
the moral fibre in a society.
Certainly, the Bahamas Christian
council would be interested in pro-
moting a new relationship with our-
selves. Obviously, if we do not have
a good relationship with ourselves
we cannot have good relationships
with others. What kind of relation-
ship with herself does a woman have
who has been used for sex-for-prof-
it from the time she was eight years
old? What kind of person will she
grow into? What does this say about
HIV prevention programmes? Are
we heading in the right direction?
We must, though, recognize that
some parents are doing all they can
to raise their children to be loving,
responsible and well-formed indi-
viduals. These children are always
going to come into contact with oth-
er children who seem to have every-

thing material they want. How do
we deal with this kind of disparity?
The existence of peer pressure is
no where more daunting than in
school, and this is where many of
the children fall into real problems as
they run into conflict between the
mores taught at home and the
behaviour evidenced at school.
Often the school behaviour of vio-
lence, sex and drugs, not to mention
disrespect, wins out as peer pressure
become too strong to ignore. The
hope remains that if the home is
strong enough and the parental influ-
ence sufficient to keep the positive
models active, then, some youngster
will survive. But the others whose
parents are too busy working do not
have this model of home life to
strengthen them.
Can we begin to separate the eco-
nomic reality from the breakdown of
family values? Yes, the Bahanas
may have surpassed some of the UN
Global Millennium Goals, but what
impact has this had on human devel-
opment in our country? Millennium
Goals are not simply about growth
and development, but about food
security, health matters, education,
and poverty reduction. Clearly, we
are suffering a huge setback in the
fight to reduce poverty, if not eco-
nomic then certainly spiritual. Selling
children, into sex was always some-
thing that was seen as distant from
us. Now,,it has become a part of
many societies. What can we do to
fix this problem?
lan Bethell-Bennett is a Bahami-
an lecturer at the University of Puer-
to Rico. For questions or comments
email: bethellbennett@yahoo.co.uk

Getting her drink on

FROM page 12
"Women are looking to have a good time
when they drink, said David Knowles, of
Alcoholic's Anonymous, [but] women who
are drunk are often targeted by men who
place different drugs, including ecstasy, into
a woman's drink in order to have his way
with her".
A fellowship of men and women, mem-
bers of Alcoholic's Anonymous share their
experience, strength and hope with each
other in an effort to solve their common
problem and help others to recover from
The only requirement for membership,
AA's website states, is a desire to stop drink-
ing. There are no dues or fees for AA mem-
bership, which is self-supporting through
voluntary contributions. AA is not allied
with any sect, denomination, political organ-
isation, civil organisation or institution. "Our
primary purpose," the website reads, "is to
stay sober and help other alcoholics to
achieve sobriety."
Mr Knowles told Tribune Woman, that
women who have children and who are

struggling to control the amount of alcohol
they consume, should understand the impact
their behaviour is having, not only on them-
selves, but on their children.
Mothers who abuse alcohol are often
drunk, he said, are always unstable, and are
not in a position to care for or protect their
Mr Knowles said further that parents who
want to set a good example for their children
should realize that they are watching them
and are learning from and, possibly, mim-
icking their destructive behaviour.
Women who have children, if they have to
drink, should only drink in moderation, he
said. Especially in single-parent homes
where children depend on their mothers
for love, care and attention, if the mother is
a drunk, then who are they to turn to for the
necessities of life, he questioned.
"It is outrageous to see how these women
with children act when they are drunk. It is
often disgraceful and children look at this
type of behaviour as something acceptable,"
Mr Knowles said.
For women who want to get help with
their addiction, the tough thing is that soci-

ety seems to be only minimally concerned
with offering them real support, he admit-
To date there is only one rehabilitation
centre that is open to women, the Commu-
nity Counselling and Assessment Centre
on Market Street, although those treated
there may also be referred to Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre for further treatment.
"There are many different houses that cater
to men, but women, after they have come
from the one rehabilitation centre, they are
back into the same environment they left,
which then causes them to regress," he said.
Agreeing with this sentiment, Nurse John-
son acknowledge that women who are alco-
holics are often looked down upon by peo-
ple and are shunned by even their family
and friends. "Society has become more open
to men being alcoholics, but families usual-
ly avoid association with these women and
disregard them from their inner circle."

For more information on treatment for
alcohol abuse contact Community Coun-
selling and Assessment Centre at
323.3293, Sandilands Rehabilitation Cen-
tre at 364.9601 and Alcoholics Anonymous
at 322.1685


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BAHAMIAN women who abuse alcohol have
the same intentions as men who drink. Some
are just after the soothing, relaxed feeling of
intoxication. They want to be able to let loose and
have a good time but they don't know how to self
regulate and draw the line at an acceptable level.
Others just want to distance themselves from reality -
forgetting about any problems they are having and
numbing the pain of difficult situations.

Although consuming alcohol in modera-
tion is not seen as harmful studies have
shown the benefits of drinking red wine in
moderation women who abuse alcohol,
who are chronically intoxicated or who are
even drunk occasionally, face far greater
risks of health problems and social stigma
than men.
Particularly for women, alcohol abuse and
being drunk is seen as socially unacceptable
and embarrassing, but even more critical is
that it impairs a woman's judgment.
Women who consume even moderate
amounts of alcohol are vulnerable and can
become potential targets for sexual assault.
On the flip side, women can themselves
become a danger to others if they get behind

the wheel of a car after having had a few
drinks. According to www.athealth.com, a
140 pound woman who has a blood alcohol
level equivalent to having one drink on an
empty stomach, has a greater chance of being
killed in a single-vehicle crash than a woman
who has not been drinking.
For women, another concern when the
issue of alcohol abuse is raised, is the effect
alcohol has on the fetus.
Psychiatric Nurse Sue Johnson told Tri-
bune Woman
that alcoholism presents serious problems
for pregnant women and their babies. "As it
regards their health, alcohol affects the birth
process for a woman. If she is pregnant and
consumes alcohol the fetus may develop

fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)," she said.
The US-based Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention lists FAS as one of the lead-
ing known preventable causes of mental
retardation and birth defects. Babies that
are born with FAS are faced with a lifelong
condition that causes physical and mental
disabilities, the website stated further.
Babies diagnosed with FAS may be born
small and are characterized by abnormal
facial features. They also have central ner-
vous system problems. People with FAS
may have problems with learning, memory,
attention span; communication, vision, hear-
ing or a combination of these.
Children born with FAS may also face
difficulties in school and problems socializing
with others. And what is important to note,
is that these alcohol-related changes in the
brain may be present even in babies whose
appearance and growth are not affected.
According to the CDC, for women who
are pregnant, there is no known safe level of
alcohol consumption, nor is there any stage
of pregnancy in which drinking at any lev-
el is known to be risk free.
For women who are not pregnant, enjoy-
ing a glass of red wine or sparkling cham-
pagne is an acceptable social activity once
they are aware of how much they are drink-
ing, are able to remain in control of the sit-
uation, and understand that even a single
drink negatively impacts their ability to dri-
ve safely.
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