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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: October 23, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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SP in looming g scandal





in talks with Cristle


Discussions
believed to
focus on pouce -
investigation
FORMER
Prime Minis-
ter Perry
Christie has
been invoked
-in behind-
closed-doors
discussions I
with a parlia-
mentary col-
league at the
centre 0o a
looming scandal.
The PLP leader held a pri-
vate meeting with the MP in the
opposition room at the House
of Assembly .esterda..
It is understood that he was
seeking information on the lat-
est developments in a police
investigation into an alleged
construction scam.
The meeting. which lasted
less than an hour, was held to
discuss details of what Mr
Christie and other leading PLP
figures fear could become
another major setback for the.
party.
During the meeting, the MyP
continued to assert his inno-
SEE page 18


low


,BTC has not reimbursed pay
deducted from some employees'


* By CHESTER ROBARDS :
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas-Telecommu-
nications Company announced
Yesterday that, contrary to an
article published in the Bahama


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Journal, it has not reimbursed,
pay deducted from employees
who took unauithorised time off
-from their duties.
.BTC said it took "grave
exception" to the headline sto-
ry because of its inaccuracies.
"The story is factually inac-
curate on' a number of levels,"
said Mr Kirk Griffin, Acting
President and CEO. "First of
all, the Government is not
involved in the day-to-day man-
agement of the company. Any
management decision taken by
BTC is done through the
authority vested in executive
management. The suggestion
that the government would be
involved in any decision first to
deduct any pay, and second, to
facilitate a reimbursement is
wholly without merit."
Mr Griffin said only 49 peo-
ple of 514 whose pay was
deducted after they participated
in an unauthorised work stop-
SEE page 18


FEARS of a serial arson-
ist on the loose continue to
grow after a fire in Milton
Street, Nassau, claimed the
home of 50-year-old Arling-
ton Rolle early yesterday
morning.
Mr Rolle went to Quakoo
Street police station around
5am to report that a man
had been threatening his life
and property. When he
returned half an hour later,
his home was on fire.
The first time Mr Rolle's
home was almost burnt
down was during a riot ear-
lier this year in Milton
Street. Six people involved
in that incident were charged
with throwing missiles, caus-
ing damage, resisting arrest,
obstruction, assaulting a
police officer and using
obscene language.,,
"This is not the first time.
They tried to burn me and
the neighbour's home down.
They had thrown a piece of
cloth on the neighbour's roof
and' the fire spread and
almost burned my home
SEE page 18


Visitors to



Bahamas



lliby 10%
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BUSINESSES are facing a
major setback as the number
of visitors to the Bahamas fell
by almost 10 per cent in July
and has continued to decline.
Statistics published by the
Minister) of Tourism lhow the
number of, foreign visitors in
July 2008 was just 341,471,
38,389 less than-the 377,860
tourists who came to the
Bahamas in the same month
last year.
The 9.6 per cent drop is
affecting businesses that
depend on the country's num-
ber one industry.
Owner of a T-shirt store.


downtown said he has had to
reduce staff hours from six to
just four days a week because
business has been so slow.
As his business relies on
cruise ship passengers for
around 90 per cent of sales,
he is feeling the effects of few-
er cruise ships, which he
expects are not filled.to capac-
ity, with passengers who have
less money to spend.
By comparison to the drea-
ry aftermath of 9/11, when
very few people were flying,
the current lack of.tourists by
SEE page 18


Appeal for government assistance to get
wheelchair-bound girl to school denied
* By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
A GRANDMOTHER'S application for govern-
ment assistance to get her wheelchair-bound grand--
dhughter from home to school was denied by Social
Services, St Thomas More MP Frank Smith told the
House of Assembly yesterday.
* Several weeks ago a Tribune reporter spoke to the
minister responsible for Social Services, Mrs Loret-
ta Butler-Turner, about 54-year-old Mrs Denise
Rolle's difficulty in'daily pushing her disabled grand-
daughter, Rickia Rolle, to and from their Kemp
Road home to RM Bailey school, where she is a student.
"We do have a disability vehicle, and we do pick-up disabled persons
SEE page 18



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Consul General in Miami; for-
mer NEMA Director Carl
Smith is Consul General in New
York; career diplomat Dr
Paulette Bethel is the perma-
nent representative to the Unit-
ed Nations; and exe-cabinet min-
ister Elma Campbell is Ambas-
sador to the People's Republic
of China.
New ambassadors to Haiti
and Cuba will be announced
shortly, Mr Symonette said.
Another area of change on
tap is the Department of Immi-
gration.
Mr Symonette said that a
look at immigration policies is
underway to determine whether
Bahamians are interested in
certain areas of the workforce
normally sought by foreigners.
"I intend to meet with a cross
section of the community to dis-
cuss whether we can accept that


there are certain levels of the
workforce in which Bahamians
desire not to work. We have to
come to the realisation that cer-
tain sectors of the community
workforce are not jobs Bahami-
ans traditionally want to go
into," Mr Symonette said.
He noted that work permits
are being sought for gardiners,
live-in maids and handy-men.


* By LINDSAY THOMPSON
IN JANUARY, 2009, the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs will
open a Consulate General
Office in Atlanta, Georgia to
alleviate the strain on the office
in Miami.
This was announced by
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette.
The Ingraham Building in
Miami houses the Consulate
Office, which will be relocated
to another floor to accommo-
date the goals of the ministry,
including processing ePassport
applications.
"The Miami office is a very
busy office where passports and
.visas are processed. We are
looking at upgrading that with a
number of changes," Mr
Symonette said.
The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs maintains nine overseas
offices four in the United
States (the Embassy in Wash-
ington, the Consulate General
in Miami and New York, and
the Mission to the United
Nations), the High Commis-
sions in London, United King-
dom; and Ottawa, Canada; and
Embassies in Haiti, the People's
Republic of China and Cuba.
Ambassador C A Smith is in
Washington; former commis-
sioner of police Paul Farquhar-
son is the High Commissioner
to London; former MP Mike
Smith is the High Commission-
er to Ottawa, Canada; ex-Sena-

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008, PAGE 3


LOCAI* NEWSI


S0 In brief


Man jailed for

death threats

and attempted

extortion

A man was sentenced to one
year, in prison yesterday after
pleading guilty in a Magistrate's
Court to charges of attempted
extortion and threats of death.
According to court dockets,
on Tuesday March 11, Marvin
Omar Lewis, 29, of Prince
Charles Drive, while being con-
cerned with another, attempted
to extort money'from Michael
Stuart.
Court dockets state that on
the same date, Lewis threatened
Stuart with death.
Lewis and Ashley Seymour,
alias Ashley Newbold, were
arraigned on the charges earlier
this year.
Lewis, who appeared before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel yes-
terday to change his plea to
guilty, was sentenced to one
year in jail on each charge. .
The sentences are to run con-
currently and to take effect
from April 28 of this year.
Lewis was also bound over to
keep the peace for two years.

Unlicensed

firearm case

adjourned
A 27-year-old man of Yellow
Elder Gardens was arraigned in
a Magistrate's Court yesterday
on an unlicensed firearm
charge.
It was alleged that on Mon-
day, October 20, Derek Russell
was found in possession of an
UZI 9mm automatic weapon.
Russell, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court Five in Bank
Lane yesterday, pleaded not'
guilty to the charge.
He was granted bail in the
sum of $10,000.
The case has been adjourned
to November 27.


Thieves ,target
1 wo,. churches
InFreeport

THIEVES targeted two
churches in Freeport in 24
hours, breaking into the sanctu-
aries in search of items to steal.
The first'incident occurred
around 5,30am on Tuesday at
the Grand Bahama Family
Worship Centre on West
Atlantic Drive.;
I Thieves smashed open the
Western glass door with a large
cement brick to gain entry.
Two cellular phones and a
computer were stolen.
The second incident occurred
at the Zia Baptist Church on
East Sunrise Highway.
It was reported to the police
that sometime between 10.30pni
on Monday and 5.45am on
Tuesday, some person oi per-.
tons broke into the sanctuary
through an eastern door.
It is not yet known whether
S items were stolen.
Police say they are investigat-.
ing both these incidents.

Three men in

custody over

drugs find
SPOLICE took three men into
custody on Tuesday in connec-
S tion with the discovery of illegal
drugs.
Acting on a tip at around
12.25pm, officers of the Mobile
Division investigated an aban-
doned building off Soldier Road
in the area of Redland Acres.
Inside the derelict building,
the officers discovered a quarter
pound of marijuana, a silver
pan, a pair of scissors, foil
wraps, and plastic bags.
The three men, aged 31, 19
and 17, are currently helping
police with their inquiries.

Police arrest.
man after illegal
firearm found


OFFICERS from the Cable
Beach Police Station appre-
hended a 33-year-old man in
connection with the discovery of
a suspected illegal firearm near
a Westridge home on Tuesday
at 8.20pm.
Officers found a blue Sports-
man bag containing a .9mm
handgun with one live' round
ammunition and a small quanti-
ty of marijuana.
The man, a resident of Ross
Corner in police custody and is
helping with inquiries into the
matter.,


Up to 20 more jobs




face axe at Cable




Beach resorts


News follows 29 Sheraton lay-offs


* By LLOYD ALLEN
' Tribune Staff Reporter
A BAHA MAR executive con-
firmed yesterday that following
the lay-off of 29 Sheraton
employees, up to 20 more per-.
sons will be let go from the Cable
Beach resorts by month's end.
Vice-president of administra-
tion and external affairs Robert
Sands told The Tribune yester-
day that earlier this year, Baha
Mar determined that an estimat-
ed five per cent of its total work
force will have to be let go.
Mr Sands said that this staff
reduction process is an attempt
by Baha Mar to ease its ongoing
financial challenges, which have
been attributed to the faltering
US economy.
A total of 80 to 90 employees
were initially intended to be ter-
minated by the company, and so
far 74 have already been laid off.
Mr Sands explained that the
staff reduction process is a ran-


dom selection procedure which
will extend to all sectors of the
company, including hotel based
workers within the Baha Mar
resorts as well as Baha Mar devel-


opment employees. The Baha
Mar company, which .overseas the
operation of the Wyndha'n, Sher-
aton, and the Nassau Beach
hotels, reported that all properties
hAve suffered financial losses and
a significant drop in occupancy
levels over the past six months.
Mr Sands said that over the
past six weeks, overall occupancy
has not exceeded 40 per cent and
has been as low as 25 per cent at
some points.
With the Christmas season just
weeks away, Mr Sands said that
the company remains hopeful of
higher arrivals during that period.
Looking toward the future
prospects of the Baha Mar
Resorts, Mr Sands said: "We
believe the economy will get bet-
ter over a period of time, and we
believe that the future success of
tourism will require a visionary
project such as Baha Mar going
forward, which will be able to cre-
ate jobs and also generate busi-
ness to this destination."


Failure to resolve conflicts behind


increased violence, says activist


* By LLOYD ALLEN.
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH fears of a serial killer
on the loose targeting gay men,
a local activist is arguing that.
the root of increased violence
in all its forms is the inability
to resolve conflicts.
Erin Greene, human rights
and gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and
transgender activist said:
"Whether there is a serial killer
or not, we-have a serious crisis
going on. The truth is, interper-
sonal violence has escalated in
this country."'
Ms Greene added that this
may be a direct effect of
increasingly tough economic
conditions.
"Things are rough, people are
stressed, and when people are
stressed about economic condi-
tions, they enter a crisis mode/'
She said when people are
placed in such a situation,
"interpersonal skills go out the
window."
This can lead to domestic vio-
lence, murder, and other forms
of violence, she said.
. Rev Patrick Paul, President
of the Bahamas Christian coun-
cil, contends that there is a
brewing epidemic of crime and
turmoil in the Bahamas.
"It is no secret that our coun-
try is in a colossal fight for its
life.
"The Bahamian society is
now a multi-subcultural society
which has adopted eccentric
and irrational ideologies that
have come to bear on the social
structure of our society."
According to the reverend,
the increasing level of criminal


behaviour nationwide is "a cry
for help" resulting from a lack
of forgiveness, an increased fas-
cination with materialism, and
deteriorating values.
Reflecting on the recent mur-
der of fitness instructor Paul
Whylly, he said.: "It is very
unfortunate that a man can be
stabbed so min my times by a fel-
low human be g :
Rev P-.. :-.AJ that nA


response to criminal acts
throughout the Bahamas, the
Christian Council intends to
launch an anti-crime campaign
during the month of November
in numerous sectors of the com-
munity.
He said it will aim to bring
about a greater awareness of
God, and to encourage persons
to resolve their conflicts without
resulting to violence.


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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Bahamas has felt other recessions


EARLIER this week James.Smith, state
; minister of finance under the former govern-
ment, was doubtful that the Bahamas' economy
would achieve the IMF's predicted 1 per cent
growth rate this year'. In his opinion the
Bahamas is now "extremely close" to.falling
Sito a recession..
; Not only are tourist figures down, .causing
shorter work weeks in the hotels, but with
i reduced visitor spending, even some businesses.
are opening only a few days a week. For the first
time this generation of Bahamians will realise
the importance of foreign investors. .
"What is happening'for us," said Mr Smith,
"apart from the fall-off in' tourist arrivals, is
that we have very little foreign direct invest-
ment. We've always relied upon that on the!
balance of payments side. We will not have that
foreign currency inflow from foreign direct
investment to take care of the recurrent deficit
.on the capital side."
However, said Mr Smith, while this might not
lead to "real growth" in- reserve levels, by the
same token the Bahamian economy had a self-
correcting mechanism to prevent any severe
depletion of reserves. During an economic'
downturn, said Mr Smith, the demands of busi-
nesses and consumers also dropped. This
reduced the outflow of reserves once needed to.
purchase goods to restock inventories that, were


1s y e- ave ays-remind, riders
of this column that to maintain the higoh'stan-
dard of living to which Bahamians have over
many years become accustomed, the foreign
investor is-a built-in necessity. With him gone,
Bahamians will have to adjust their living stan-
dards down a cotiple of hotches.
This is not the first time: that Bahamians
have had"to face an economic downturn, and
abandon the car for the bicycle;
In the'early twenties, the Bahamas grew rich
when Americant"-were forced to "go on the'
* wagon." On January 15, 1920 the American
.'government declared it a, Federal'offence for
Americans toe manufacture, sell, export, or
import alcoholic beverages. Liquor was not ille-
gal in the -Bahamas and so these islands slaked'
the thirst of Americans trying to exist in a "dry"
country, ruled by thd Temperance Society.It
was the beginfling of the Bahamas' bootleg era.,
During that short period of plenty, according
to the late Dr Paul Albur 's "The Story of the
Bahamas," the New Colonial'Hotel and golf
course was built, as was the Montagu' Beach
Hotel, and the Bahamian Club with its discreet
gambling casino. There were also great improve-


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ments to public utilities and visitor accommo-
dations, the harbour was dredged to a depth
of 25 feet, the electrical plant was expanded, a
'.city water supply and sewerage system was
installed. A land boom in southern Florida
spilled over into the Bahamas, American spec-
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oped such subdivisions as Westward Villas, The
Grove Estate and Treasure Trove. Suddenly,
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was the liquor business now legal in the US,
but the Bahamas' kegs of rum were no longer
needed. It was during this period that our islands
were hit by three hurricanes the 1929 hurri-
cane being the severest.
"For three days and three nights," wrote Dr
Albury, "this monster squatted over the capital'
island. When it finally moved on, there was
hardly a leaf left on a tree and the city was a
shambles."
In the autumn of that same year Wall Street
crashed. The Bahamas was suddenly cut off on
all sides. Poverty quickly set in. Committees
were formed to try to create employment. For
example, money was set aside for the painting of
Fort Charlotte. Every two weeks the work gang
was changed to give every one a chance to make
a few shillings. To make certain there was no
cheating,qaly those with a letter from a com-
^j ,a*pwab .m m i ed Blae-ptfiecJ. Mr
-1 Ralph.BCQUlalteti whom Collins. Avenue was -
.anmdhihaanLaw .wmed the 6sltate-a4nd h&me
where the Ministry of Education was once locat-
ed. decided to help,
He had a wall built around his property,
planted a citrus orchard and paid men 1/- a day
and a mid-day meal. He considered it important
that they should get one full meal a day. When
this subject came up in 2003, Bahamians who
did not know, but-wanted to stir up racial ani-
mosity, dismissed Mr Cc.lia's help, accusing
him of exploiting black people.
The Bahamians of that time were grateful to
take home a shilling a day and thankful for
their mid-day meal.
Although, our current situation does not
look promising, it will probably not be as des-
perate as it was when the market crashed in
'29.
But whatever the future brings, Bahamians
'not onl) w ll have to learn how to tighten their
belts, but they should better understand now
that it is fast disappearing what it is that
.. made their lives so comfortable. In the mean-
":,time Bahamians should learn to give better ser-
"vice and better prices to visitors who are still
coming and try to clean up this island to encour-
age their return.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
Well if you asked me if the'
Bahamian economy could be
saved my answer would be a
resounding yes, No I am not an
economist all that I am is just a
simple man of vision.
Clearly the position we now
find ourselves in financially was
not of anyone else's making but
ours contrary to what other may
say. Others would love to pass
the buck and blame the US, The
Federal Reserve, Wall Street and
a whole slew of names and,
acronyms..But anyone who has
overcome problems in this life
will tell you the fastest.way of
solving.a problem is to first admit
that there is a problem.
Getting at 'the core of this
whole economic crisis as we call it
is almost close to impossible if
one was to mind the government
and mainstream media. If one
were to turn on your TV to try
and inform oneself about the
.financial meltdown that is occur-
ring around the world; you would
be bombarded with hundreds of
odious talking heads spewing out
ridiculous Wall Street jargon
which is as useful as a butter knife
in your hand as a pack wolves
come to tear you to shreds. Yes, I
do admit that information is key
in these times, but it is only prop-
er information that will be our
salvation from this perfect storm
that is brewing.
For us to fix this problem it's
not going to be the government
or the financial houses that's
going to do it. It will have to be us
as individuals that are going to
have to fix this situation. My first

Bahamians

EDITOR, The Tribune.
BAHAMIANS, like people
around the world, are justifiably
worried about events inthe Unit-
ed States. For, as is so painfully
obvious, it is unreasonable in this
globalised world to expect the
financial contagion to stay within
the borders of the United States
of America.
The crisis on Wall Street has
not only shattered iconic US insti-
tutions but has brought down,
European banks and threatened
others in Asia. In The Bahamas,
while at fresh blush, the conta-
gion appears not to be debilitat-
ing, in my view, it is,clear that
Bahamian institutions will not ful-
ly escape exposure.
In any event, the deeper prob-
lem for an economy like ours is
not the immediate fallout in the
financial markets and the con-
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and prepared to batten down and
withstand the storm is to simply
first cut off your TV. Because
most likely you are in an emo-
tional state that does not need
someone there telling you the
world is going to end everyday.
Something like that is most likely
going to put you in a state of
depression.
'Now that the TV is off, now is
the time for you to take control of
your mind and subsequently your
destiny. Now if you're like most
out there, your mind is a barren
wasteland filled with FEAR
(False Evidence Appearing
Real), due to the excessive point-
less television watching over the
years,- and not knowledge and
facts as it should be. I am not say-
ing these statements to insult any-
one or make them feel bad, I am
just addressing the reality of the
situation at hand.
Now that you have done an
honest self-assessment of your
state of mind you can now begin
to build and shape,your mind. I
know some' of you may feel a bit
bewildered with all this mind talk,
but the reality of life is your mind,
or better yet, your thoughts play.
the biggest role in anything you
do. So trying to exclude it from
your financial picture is what has
placed us in our current geopotit-
ical predicament now. .
So what I'm saying is it's time


to wake up and take your mind
off auto pilot. Now as everyone
knows, to be a ood pilot one
needs proper trying; it is now
time for you t t yourself in
training.
In the arena of financial self
help books which I will be sug-
gesting "The Richest Man in
Babylon" by George S Clason is
by far one of the most profound
books written on this -topic.
Another masterpiece dealing with
this topic is "Think' and Grow
Rich" By 'Napoleon Hill also
"Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert
Kiyosaki is an amazing book. All
of these books I mentioned can
be found in any bookstore around
the Bahamas.
I am sure for some people out
there at first glance these books
.may not seem like your cup of
tea but with a lot of self discipline
and prayer I am sure the. knowl-"
edge you need you will retrieve
from these materials I would say
the acquisition of these books
should now become priority num-
ber one if you plan to survive this
Great Depression we're about to
walk into.
Beyond all the books I can
suggest to you the most impor-
tant thing I can leave you with is
that God is good and he 'is real
Rather than a'sk im for wealth
and riches I would say'ask foi
three simple things Wisdom
Knowledge; and Understanding
Take care guys and 'have a won
derful day and'beautiful tomor,
,row /
SASHA DUNN
Nassau,
October. 2008.


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are tgibwsTcS
as the experts have said, in the enough to allay fears.
short term, The 'Bahamas, can, ,.It;seens as t iough the party
replace sovereign borrowing from opposition's position is that th
abroad by tapping the local finan- Government is not painting
cial market. Or if things become bleak, enough picture of Th
really tight, the Government Bahamas circumstances. They ar
could resort to the central bank not hearing a message of "brac
reserves to meet external obliga- yourselves".'
tions. The Ggvernment, as the Oppc'
The greater issue is the longer sition would be aware, have t,
tern't implications for growth and strike the right tone, one tha'.
development. The United States does not indicate'over confidence
is the market for The Bahamas or undermine confidence. So, toc
biggest export business: tourism. must the Opposition. To do oth
Upwards of 70 per cent of the vis- erwise is in no one's best inter
itors who come to the islands est. I wish to suggest that the
Annually originate in the USA. Government's economic team ful
In this atmosphere of crisis, it is ly brief the Opposition on the rel
not particularly difficult for loose evant facts and that this matter
and irresponsible statements, to be moved from the purview oi
further weaken confidence and political contentiousness. The
become self-fulfilling prophecy. times demand leadership.


It is in this context, I note Oppo-
sition Leader Christie's complaint
a few days ago that the govern-
ment is not doing and saying


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October, 2008.


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Thuee to receive
Rotary awa'd
for service to then
GB cNommulty
THREE persons will
be awarded Rotary's
Paul Harris Fellowship
and Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award for their
years of service and com-
mitment to the Grand
Bahama community.
They are: Basil Ney-
mour, preside of Ney-.
mour Construction;
Chris Gray, CEO of the
Container Port, the Har-
bour Company and the
Airport Com ny; and
Damatis Tho son,
assistant director at fhe
Ministry of Education.
A dinner will be held
at the Westin at Our
Lucaya Resort on
December 6.

Dinner
Rotarian Donald Ward
said a commemorative
booklet will be published
in honour of the three
recipients.
"We acknowledge the
successes and contribu-
tions of these great lead-
ers and therefore take
this opportunity to invite
persons to join us in this
unique celebration hon-
oring them with our dis-
tinguished Paul Harris
Fellowship and Lifetime
Achievement Awards," .
he said. .


Airline announces two new


services from Florida to Nassau


H By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
AT A time when the Bahamas
is desperate for increased airlift
as a means to boost dwindling
visitor numbers, a major airline
has announced the launch of two
new direct services from Florida
to New Providence.
As of next year, JetBlue Air-
ways, the New York based low-
cost carrier, will offer new daily
.non-stop service from Orlando
International Airport to Nassau,
and twice daily service from Fort
Lauderdale Hollywood to Nas-
sau.
All flights are scheduled to
begin on February 1,2009, pend-
ing the receipt for government
operating authority.
The announcement of new
low-cost direct flights from Flori-
da to the Bahamas comes at a
time when the Ministry of
'Tourism, as part of its new mas-
ter plan, is attempting to make
travel froIm and to the Bahamas
as convenient and cheap as pos-
sible.
SJetBlue's decision to operate
more flights to the Bahamas
comes after a period in which
numerous airlines raised their
ticket prices, reduced frequency
of their flights to the Bahamas, or
suspended erice to the coun-
try altogether. - .
In a press statement yesterday,
Fred Lounsberry, CEO of the
Nassau Paradise Island Promo-
tion Board, said: "Our close
proximity to the US is just one of
the many advantages which
inaike the islands of the Bahamas
a preferred vacation destination.
SJetBlue's new non-stop jet ser-
vice to Nassau, Paradise Island,
from both Orlando and Fort
Lauderdale will now make trav-
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famous resorts of our islands,
even more convenient and
affordable."
JetBlue's director of route
planning Scott Laurence said the
airline's customers have
been asking for a high quality
service from Florida to the
Bahamas.
"JetBlue will continue to raise
standards to a higher level with
our friendly, award-winning ser-


Minister aims
to calm fears
over housing
development
MINISTtR of Housing
Kenneth Russell has visited
Abaco to calm residents' fears
over a new housing develop-
ment at Spring City.
Home-owners protested
when work began on a 35-unit
low-cost housing development
in the community, which lies
south of Marsh Harbour.
Residents feared the inex-
pensive homes would
adversely affect property val-
ues in the area.
An island source said: "The
minister went to Spring City to
allay their fears. People
thought the houses were too
small and cheap and that
prices would be affected."


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PLP MP for Fox Hill
Fred Mitchell said he takes
exception to the "leaking
of information" about a
police investigation into


one of his colleagues.
He said the "leaks" are
designed to "smear" the
name and image of his par-
ty.


Mr Mitchell's comments
came in response to a front
page article published The
Tribune which outlined -
relying on a number of
sources that a sitting PLP
MP had been questioned
by police in connection
with a construction scam
involving tens of millions
of dollars.


Mr Mitchell said: "A pri-
vate citizen goes and co-
operates with the police.
He doesn't, or she doesn't,
expect for that to end up
in the newspaper. And this
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concern. And when you
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tial elections in the Unit-
ed States, and the use by
some of Senator John
McCain's supporters.of a
scandal concerning the vot-
er registration. group
ACORN to attack Senator
Barack Obama. '
He said these attacks
were launched before the
Justice Department had
even made their announce-
ment that ACORN was
being investigated.
Days later, the Obama
campaign would call on the
US Attorney General to
investigate if the Bush
administration was
involved in tactics by the
McCain camp to smear the
Illinoissenator.
This, Mr Mitchell said, is
similar to what could be
happening here in the case
of the sitting MP, and as
such could sully any ques-
tion of "impartiality" with.
regards to the police's
investigation.
Mr Mitchell was asked
how the PLP could shake
the negative image that it
has attracted through the
actions of some "wayward"
members.
"I think the leader of the
PLP has addressed this
issue .. we stand for.the
utmo'.t integrity in. public
life. .' '.
"And individuals fall into
error,, or their faux pas are
connected to individuals
and they have to bare the
responsibility for it. As a
matter, of discipline, the
party obviously has to deal
with any situation which
arises," he said.


Mitchell speaks out over 'leaking




of information' about investigation


MP claims 'leaks' are designed to 'smear' the name and image of his party


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Environment issues come under


spotlight at Caribbean meeting


TWO men and a 17-year-old boy were arraigned in
Magistrate's Court yesterday on drug possession charges.
According to court dockets, it is alleged that Travis
Evans, 19, of Windsor Place off Soldier Road; Tryco Saun-
ders, 31; and a 17-year-old boy of Nassau Village were
found in possession of a quantity of marijuana with intent
to supply on Tuesday, October 21.
The accused were arraigned before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel at Court 8, Bank Lane. According to Inspector
Ercell Dorsette, the accused were found in possession of 1.7
ounces of marijuana.
The juvenile pleaded guilty to the drug charge while
Saunders and Evans pleaded not guilty.
Evans has also been charged with a separate count of
possession of marijuana with intent to supply.
It is alleged that on October 21, Evans was found in
possession of a quantity of marijuana with intent to supply
to another.
Evans pleaded not guilty to the charge. According to the
prosecution, Evans was found in possession of a quarter
pound of marijuana.
The case has been adjourned to Friday when Magis-
trate Bethel is expected to hear the facts in relation to the
juvenile and give consideration to bail for the other two
defendants.


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Representa-
tives from the Caribbean region
convened at the Westin Our
Lucaya Resort on Tuesday to
address important environmen-
tal issues during the second
meeting of the Caribbean Con-
stituency of the Global Envi-
ronment Facility.
Speaking at the event, Sena-
tor Kay Smith commended the
representatives from the vari-
ous Caribbean countries in the
region o their efforts to keep
environmental matters a prior-
ity. "I am.told that GEF sup-
ports just under 2,000 projects
that produce global environ-
ment benefits in 160 develop-
ing countries," she said.
"This year's meeting is indeed
timely as nations of the world
work to determine mechanisms
by which pressing environmen-
tal matters can be adequately
addressed," she said.
Mrs Smith said that the
recent appointment of a Minis-
ter of Environment in the
Bahamas demonstrates the gov-


"This year's meeting is indeed timely
as nations of the world work to
determine mechanisms by which
pressing environmental matters can be
adequately addressed."


She pointed out that coun-
tries around the world are now
faced with challenges posed by
climate changes.
Senator Smith said the GEF
projects in climate changes help
developing countries and
economies in transition to con-
tribute to the overall objective
of the United Nations Frame-


work Convention on Climate
Change. She hoped that the
two-day workshop in Freeport
will be successful. "I trust that
your discussions are fruitful and
we encourage you to continue
to focus on the environment,
which is of paramount impor-
tance to the world," said Mrs
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ronmental matters in the coun-
try and to international envi-
ronmental conventions and
treaties they have signed on to.
Senator Smith, who is also
parliamentary secretary in the
prime minister's office in
Freeport, said that environ-
mental sustainability continues
to be of "utmost" importance
in the Bahamas.
"The government's objective
is to protect and conserve the
environment, regulate the use
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The award presentation will
take place during the opening
ceremony on Friday, October
24, in the Wyndham Crystal
Palace ballroom.
Organizers of the show,
Special Events Bahamas Lim-
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to start honouring persons


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receive award on October 24


who have made a significant
contribution to the local home
and building industry.
SEBL president Nikita Cur-
tis said, "This year we choose
to honour Mr Burnside for his'
legendary contributions to the
Bahamas over the past
decades. Mr Burnside is a phe-.
nomenal artist and architect
who has helped to shape the
landscape of this county. We
are pleased to recognize him
as our honoree."
Carl G Treco of CGT Con-
tractors and Developers Lim-
ited was the first recipient of
the Bahamas Home and
Builders Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award.
Owner and president of
Jackson Burnside Limited and
Doongalik Studios, Mr Burn-
side has studied and practiced
in the Bahamas and abroad
for many years and is a
sought-after lecturer, who
often tells his project teams
and architecture students to
examine their own architec-
tural heritage for its "common
sense".
He also shares with them
his belief in the importance of
understanding appropriate-
ness of material, climate con-
ditions, natural light, structure,
client requirements and devel-
oping a design that neither
overwhelms nor insults its sur-
roundings, but seems instead.
to rise naturally from them.
He has worked with the
world renowned Architect
Louis I Kahn in the United
States and with ARUP Asso-
ciates a division of the
world-acclaimed OVE ARUP
Partnership on industrial
and institutional projects in
Bangladesh, Iran, Israel, Eng-
land and the Bahamas.
He was the first Bahamian
senior architect for the
Bahamas Ministry of Works
and has been a partner in suc-
cessful architectural firms in
the Bahamas.
* Mr Burnside is a visiting lec-
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of Architecture, University of
Technology Kingston,
Jamaica.
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Mr Burnside is also an artist
and cultural advocate and has
been the recipient of numer-
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in Architectural Design (Uni-
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the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce Distinguished Cit-
izen Award for the Creative
and Performing Arts.
He is also the chairman
emeritus and a designer of the
One Family Junkanoo and
Community Organisation
Group and host of the popular
live interactive Radio Show
"Junkanoo Talks."
He is a graduate of Lincoln
University and studied, fine
arts and architecture at the
University of Pennsylvania
where he received two Mas-
ter of Architecture degrees.

"This year we
choose to
honour Mr
Burnside for
his legendary
contributions
to the,
Bahamas over
the past
decades..."

Nikita Curtis

He is registered in the Unit-
ed Kingdom and The
Bahamas and is a member of
the Institute of Bahamian
Architects and the Royal
Institute of British Architects.
The Annual Home and
Builders Trade Show and
Exhibition has evolved into a
highly anticipated event which
is frequented by persons
directly- and indirectly
involved in the construction
building and home industry.
Home owners, potential home
owners, business owners, con-
tractors, sub-contactors and
persons seeking to spruce up
their home and businesses
with more energy saving
devices, are invited to attend
this year's show which will
take place this weekend from
October 25 to October 26 at
the Wyndham Cable Beach
Resort.
This year's show has adopt-
ed a "Green Theme" and
attendees will be able to get a
first-hand look as companies
launch the latest environmen-
tally friendly and cost efficient
products. Major sponsors this
year include Arawak Homes
and Colina Imperial Insur-
ance. More than 90 exhibitors
have confirmed their partici-
pation and several leading
industry professionals will dis-
simulate valuable information
during the workshop sessions.

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Wild horses are



trampling our


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BY ALEX MISSICK
FARMERS in south
Eleuthera are calling on the
government, to take immediate
action to sove the problem of a
herd of wid-horses which is
damaging heir crops.
The farmers said they have
been pleading with government
officials fo6 years to address the
problem aid are now prepared
to "take natters into their own
hands.",
Local farmer Eugene Carey
told The Tribune that almost
every nigit the horses trample
his crop&.* At one point, they
even became a nuisance in the
airport area, he said.
"Sonmthing has to be -done.
What ye find is that over the
years when we talk, nothing
happens," Mr Carey said..
MrCarey explained that the
Bahamas Humane Society
tamf to the island a few days
agoand saw the damage done
to itost of his crops.
Executive director of the
Baaamas Humane Society
Stephen Turnquest said the
BHS travelled to south
Eleuthera conduct an investi-
gation into the matter and
turned up some interesting
facts. "I spoke with some of the
farmers and their concerns are
that some of the horses are
walking through their farms
causing damage and they are
not getting compensation for
their damaged crops," he said.
Mr Turnquest explained that
these horses were a part of the
Wood Prince Estate in
Eleuthera. The estate was
closed several years ago and a
.caretaker was left to look after
the property, including the hors-
es and a few cows that were left
behind. The animals, he said,
have now been rnuiing wil d.for
years. .
..Director, of Agriculture .ime-


farmers
on Pinder explained that his
ministry got involved with the
horses about five years ago
when they became a nuisance
to the south Eleuthera airport.
"Farmers were complaining
that they were losing significant
amounts of crops. The numbers
of the horses had grown from
what I understand to be about
15 horses, maybe more. We are
also aware that there are three
stallions which indicates three
distinct groups of horses," Mr
Pinder said.
He explained that the gov-
ernment, under the Wild Ani-
mals and Protections Act, must
take responsibility for the ani-
mals because they are roaming
the island and considered wild.
"Currently this act makes fer-
al animals the responsibility of
the government. The welfare of
those animals are almost as if
they are truly wild and have
remained wild for most of their
lives," Mr Pinder said.
President of the Bahamas
Humane Society, Kim Aranha,
noted that the farmers on that
island do have rights and they
need to be considered..
"We want to see a happy and
safe solution. We would like. to
be of assistance in helping the
right decision be made and a
safe decision. Even though we
are pro animal rights, we have
to remember that these farm-
ers have rights as well,"' she said.
Mrs Aranha explained that
the catching of wild horses is a
very delicate job requiring spe-
cial skills. "We do not want per-
sons who. do not know anything
abbut capturing horses trying
to do. so. Our goal is to help
people find a solution, and to
make sure that the solution is
implemented in a safe and
humane manner," Mrs Aranha
Sexplaiqed.
Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources Larry


Cartwright said his ministry is' now we are looking at in south
trying to identify an area in Eleuthera, privately owned, and
southern Eleuthera where they I am waiting for a proposal on
can keep the horses segregated that matter. We are seeking to
from the public but also make ensure they are taken care of
sure they are safe and well tak- because we are aware of it and;
en care of. 'we are concerned about these
"There are two areas right animals," Mr Cartwright said.


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: "JAGGED Little Pill" chart topper Alanis Morissette is the latest world-class
artist to grace the Atlantis stage with her October 18 performance;
FLASHBACK to the 80s, as cultural icons Duran Duran took over the Atlantis Live stage in May;
POP Star Fergie performed before a sold-out crowd in April, 2008.















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2pm -10pm


2pm 5pm


3pm 4:30pr


5:00pm 5:3

6:00 pm ,

6:30 pmr


DJ Music
Artisans with products on display
Restaurants from Bay occupy booths


Clown, Face Painting, Sketching,
balloon, etc

n John "Chippie" Chipman
Count Bernadino & others

Dpm Fashion. Show "Styles of New York"

Dance Group: National School of Dance

Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band.


Free Admission


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ATLANTIS will close out
the first season of its Live
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mance by the teen boy band
sensation, the Jonas Brothers,
on December 13.
Since its start almost a year
ago, the Atlantis Live Series
has brought many world
renowned performers to the
Atlantis resort.


Among the A-list artists
were the pop band Duran
Duran, Maroon 5, Fergie, and'
lead singer for Matchbox. 20,
Rob Thomas.
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with the audience. For much
larger crowds and bigger stage
performances, there is the
choice cf either the Grand
Ballroom which can hold up
to 1400 people, or the Imper-
ial Ballrom, which fits 3000
guests conifortably.
Michele'Wiltshire, senior
vice-presilent of Special
Events, saidthese events usu-
ally sold out and the concert
series was a 'ig hit with both
locals and hdMe guests.
"Where els can you go and
get access to Aorld class enter-
tainers like these in a close
personal envir dment," she
said.
Acts like Fergieor the Jonas
Brothers usually perform in
stadiums where the seating
capacity is usually, 20,000. At
Atlantis, the figure is closer
to just 2,000.
"The concert seriess is a
vehicle to furthe- position
Atlantis as an entertainment
brand. Not only do we have
the best casino, fines' restau-
rants, outstanding waer fea-
tures, top night spot(Aura
Nightclub) and quality rooms,
but also we seek to giye our
guests access to world-class
entertainers unlike any 3ther
destination in the world," Ms
Wiltshire said.
"We give our best casino
customers further access to
great performers. We use the
concert as a tool to invite
them to come and play."
The concert is also a great
marketing tool, allowing the
resort to target past guests and
drive business in periods when
greater occupancy is needed.
With a successful first sea-
son almost finished, event
organizers already have sev-
eral top performers lined-up
for when the concert series
resumes in the first quarter of
2009.
Ms Wiltshire said that peo-
ple can expect a varied roster
that will appeal to just about
every taste.
"To make sure our local and
international guests come
back for more, we're leaving
them with our best concert
yet," said Ms Wiltshire refer-
ring to the upcoming perfor-
mance ol the hit teen pop
band the Jonas Brothers. They
are expected to perform
before a crowd of 3,000 peo-
ple.


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Water supply improved in the


eastern part of New Providence


THE water supply in the
eastern part of New Provi-
.dence has been improved, the
government announced yes-
terday.
The Water and Sewerage
Corporation released a state-
ment saying it has undertaken
a "very aggressive" mains
renewal programme resulting
in better service on the East-
ern Road, Fox Hill and the
surrounding areas.
Mains renewal works are
still outstanding in several
areas of New Providence, the
corporation said particularly
the southeastern and south-
western portions of the island.
Complaints of rusty water
have been received from sev-
eral areas of New Providence,
including but not limited to:
Sea Breeze Drive and Beat-
rice Drive, Imperial Park,
Pinewood Gardens, Soldier
Road and Coral Harbour, the
corporation also. noted.
As an interim measure, the
corporation said it undertook
to implement regular flushing
exercises at strategic locations.
"Due to the Titus vessel
going on dry dock, the corpo-
. ration's supplies are severely


'Very aggressive' mains renewal

programme boosts service


limited and this will impact
our ability to flush our water
mains as per our usual sched-
ule," the statement said.
The Titus usually barges
water to New Providence
from Andros on a daily basis.
The statement said: "The
corporation will make every
effort to. ensure a safe and
adequate water supply for its
customers, and apologises for
the delays that may occur in
our usual flushing pro-
gramme."
The corporation went on to
note that it has been mandat-
ed by the government to pro-
vide standpipe services in


selected areas of New Provi-
dence and several Family
o Islands.
"This ensures that each res-
ident of the Bahamas has full
access to a safe and reliable
source of water to prevent
incidents of water borne dis-
eases and those caused by
poor hygiene due to the lack
of water, thus safeguarding the
health of all citizens.
"Agaid, the corporation
appreciates and thanks you
for .your patience during this
dry docking period and apol-
ogises for any inconvenience
you may experience," the
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THE COLINAIMPERIAL




INSURANCE LTD

invites tenders for the purchase of.-


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
114.


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ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land situate in the
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 Sep' -. A.D., 2004.


ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of land
situate in the Sjubdivision 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
sq. ft. The subject property is a four
bedroom, two bathroom single storey
dwelling.
Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly
Colina Insurance Company) will sell as
mortgagee under power of sale
contained in a Mortgage dated 30th
day of July, A.D., 2003.


ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot of
land situate in the Subdivision
called and known as Centreville
having the number twenty-two
(22) in Block number fourteen
(14). Commercial /Residential.
Property size: 10,500 sq. ft.
Building size: 3000 sq. ft.

Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd.
(formerly The Manufacturers Life
Insurance Company) will sell as
mortgagee under power of sale
contained in a Mortgage dated
21st day of December, A.D., 1990
stamped and recorded in Volume
5554 at pages 563 to 578.


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
(5). Sirtgle family residence-Property size:
6,364 sq. ft. Building size: 2,133 sq. ft.
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 power 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.


Colinaimperial Insurance Ltd. reserves the right to reject any and all offers.

Interested persons may submit written offers in a sealed envelope
addressed to General Manager, Mortgage Operations,
P 0 BOX N-3734, NASSAU BAHAMAS
to be received no later than the close of business on
November 30th, 2008.


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Cabbie found dead in taxi on Monday is identified


FREEPORT The cab driver found dead in his
taxicab on Monday has.been identified as 53-year-
old Robert Alexander Hall of East Beach Drive,
Freeport.
Hall was found slumped over the wheel of his
Chevy Astro Van around 7.39pm on Watkins Lane.
Foul play has been ruled out by police, who have
classified the incident as a sudden death.
Hall reportedly suffered from hypertension and
was taking medication for his illness. Just before
'his death, he was,involved in a heated argument
with another man.
Grand Bahama police are searching for a driver
who struck a motorcyclist on Tuesday in a hit-and-


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008, PAGE 13


run incident. Chief Supt Basil Rahming said the
incident occurred at around 1.40pm when Zhivargo .
Stubbs, 27, of Clarke Avenue, was riding his red
and white Honda 650 XL motorcycle north along
Nelson Road in Poinciana Gardens.
According to police reports, upon reaching the
stop sign at the intersection with Ponce-de-Leon
Drive, Stubbs came to a stop.
A black 1999 Chevy Lumina, which was also tray-
elling north along Nelson Road, came up behind
him and crashed into the motorcycle, knocking the
rider onto the tarmac. Mr Rahming said the driver of
the car sped away from the scene. Stubbs was taken
to hospital and is in stable condition.


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STUDENTS of the CV Bethel
Senior High School were awarded
for their hard work.on Wednes-
day during an academic recogni-
tion service to for their achieve-
ments throughout the school year
and their performance in the
BGCSE examinations.
Guest speaker for the event, for-
mer deputy prime minister and
MP for St Cecilia Cynthia "Moth-
er" Pratt, encouraged the students
to press on towards their goals and
reminded them that they are cele-
brating excellence as excellence
always begins with commitment.
"Commitment causes you to go
the extra mile. For those who are
better, it is because they are all
committed to what they do," she
said.
Mrs Pratt reminded the students
that what matters is not where they
came from or what they wear, but
where they decide to end up.
"It is what is within you that
causes you to keep on pressing for-
ward. Never mind who says you
are not going to make it."
Principal of CV Bethel Senior
High Elise Beneby, said the event
is a typical example of how CV
Bethel has persevered.
"As a young school, sometimes
people do not have as much confi-
dence in you, but we have estab-
lished ourselves as a force to be
reckoned with and we are very
proud of the accomplishments of


our students," Mrs Beneby said.
Ricara Skippings, an aspiring
accountant and 16-year-old senior
at the school, said she was amazed
that she could push herself to pass
six BGCSE examinations with four
As and two Bs.
"At first I did not think I could
do so many, but with the support
of the staff here at the school and
my family and friends, I had fun
doing it and I think that is what
made the difference. I enjoyed
pushing my self to that limit," she ,
said.
Tevin Williams, another 16-
year-old student, said he was
shocked at his grades. He attained
two Bs and one A.
"The teachers are a great help
because they go the extra mile for
us. They stay behind after school,,
or come early in the mornings or
even take time out of their lunch


PRINCIPAL OF CV Bethel Senior High Elise Beneby, Ricara Skippings and MP
for St Cecilia Cynthia Pratt


breaks to talk to us. They make
sure that you know everything you
need to know for the exams," Mr
Williams said.
The school honoured 70 grade
12 students who took the BGC-
SEs a year early and numerous


students who made the honour roll
and principal's list n the 10th and
11th grades. -.

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EXPRESS Yourself, which
works to create a network of
the country's young artists, has
made a new step in the world
of entertainment adding a
monthly concert to their week-
ly popular open mic nights.
On the last Saturday of each
month, creator Nadine
Thomas-Brown will select the
five or six best acts whether
they be singing, delivering the
spoken word or playing an
instrument to be featured in
a concert held at Hammer-
heads Bar and Grill.
The Express Yourself con-
cert debut will be Saturday 25
October beginning at 9.55pm.


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"I'm creating this venue for
young people," Nadine said,
"because they need some-
where to go besides the
streets."
In the Bahamas, she pointed
out, people tend to focus on
rake n' scrape, the oldest form
of music that connects all
Caribbean countries. "And as
much as I love that old
,Bahamian sound, I know there
are some people that don't
connect with that in the


younger generation," she said.
The Express Yourself open
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day at The Hub on East Bay
Street, and are an .opportunity
for all young people to come
out and "do you", she empha-
sised. "There is a built in audi-
ence, no one is managing you,
no one is selling you, and most
importantly no one is censor-
ing what you say."
The artists performing in the
first concert will be; Cyech


Fox, ReBirth, 21, Chief Con-
nection, Renee Caesar and
Javan from Da Spot. Singers
who require a live band will
be supplied with one.
Nadine said her biggest
inspiration is her mother, who
used to tell her: "If there's
nothing going on, make it hap-
pen."
She said her life is commit-
ted to the development of
young Bahamians, and she
also runs the ZNS hit "Roots
and Culture" which explores
the Bahamian art scene.
This year eight episodes
were filmed beginning in
May, and the show was the
launching pad for many young
artists.


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US Special Forces rescue




American hostage near Kabul


o In brief


Atheists plan

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on side of

London buses


M By JASON STRAZIUSO
KABUL, Afghanistan
U.S. Special Forces soldiers
conducting a daring nighttime
operation freed a kidnapped
American working for the Army
Corps of Engineers the first
known hostage rescue by Ameri-
can forces in Afghanistan, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
The American, who was
abducted in mid-August, had
been held in a growing insurgent
stronghold 30 miles west of Kab-
ul, U.S. military officials told The
Associated Press. They said sev-
eral insurgents were killed in last
week's mission to free him.
Taliban militants have kid-
rrnapped dozens of international
aid workers, journalists and other
foreigners in recent years and
have demanded large ransoms or
the release of imprisoned Taliban
fighters for their freedom.
increasingly aggressive crime syn-
dicates have also raked in big
money by kidnapping wealthy
Afghans and foreigners and
demanding ransoms.
Hostage rescues are rarely.
attempted and are difficult to pull
off successfully: Only two such
missions are known to have
occurred, both in 2007. In one,
both Italian captives were wound-
ed in a raid by Italian comman-
dos.
Last.week's rescue came to the
attention of the AP after a U.S.
military official sought to bring
its successful outcome into the
public eye. Officials declined to
reveal even the smallest detail or
the captive's identity, saying they
did. not want to compromise mil-
itary tactics or the man's safety.
Three U.S. military officials
told the AP that Special Forces
troops were able to locate the kid-
napper's hideaway in the Nirkh
district of Wardak province out-
side Kabul, but would not specify
how. They spoke on condition of
anonymity because they were not
authorized to release the infor-
mation.
In the case of the rescued
American, who had lived in
Afghanistan for several years, it
was not known whether any ran-
som demands were made. But a
spokesman for the Army Corps
of Engineers in Afghanistan said
,growing insecurity imperils its


A U.S. SOLDIER walks as the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers are seen on the back ground during a graduation ceremony at a military training
center in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. The U.S. military, has spent billions of dollars training and equipping the Afghan National Army.
International donors recently approved expanding the ANA from around 80,000 soldiers to 134,000 soldiers in the hopes that the.force can one day
provide Afghanistan's own security.


work to rebuild the country.
"This guy didn't have any mon-
ey at all. It was like a personal
life mission for him to help oth-
ers," said Bruce J. Huffman, a
spokesman for the Army Corps
of Engineers in Afghanistan.
"We'all felt sick about it,
because he was never going to be
able to pay a ransom.
"He's over here helping peo-
ple and they're trying to make a
buck off him."
News of the rescue comes on
the heels of the targeted killing
Monday of a Bxitish-South
African aid worker by Taliban
gunmen who accused her of
spreading her Christian faith.
"The hard reality is that more
areas are insecure today than they


were a year ago. There continues
to be a wave of kidnapping -
even in the last few days," Zal-'
may Khalilzad, the Afghan-born
U.S. ambassador to the U.N. told
the U.S.-Afghan Business Match-
making Conference in Washing-
ton on Tuesday. He said attacks
are up 30 percent this year.
Mohammad Hazra Janan, the
head of the provincial council in
Wardak, where the American was
kidnapped, said the number of
. abductions are "rising every day."
He said he knows that large ran-
.soms are being paid.
"There's no rule of law. The
government can't prevent these
crimes," he said.
"Of course the paying of a ran-
som only encourages that busi-


ness to grow. But one effect on
society is that the businessmen
will flee the country."
The Army Corps of Engineers'
work building roads and projects
that provide clean water and pow-
er helps extend the reach of the
Afghan government and stimu-
lates economic growth.
"Security has been a real prob-
lem, and the Corps of Engineers
has been working diligently to
build facilities for the Afghan
National Army and police in
order to foster a secure and stable
environment," Huffman said.
The Corps takes precautions
to mitigate risk, he said, though
he provided no details.
"No one would want to come
over here and work if they


thought something was going to
happen to them," Huffman said.
"All our folks are volunteers.
Everyone has different reasons
why they volunteer and come, but
I think most .of the people we
have get a lot of joy knowing
they're making a difference and.
helping to build a nation."
Chris Klawitter, a German
entrepreneur working in
Afghanistan, said he knows sev-
eral Afghan businessmen or their
relatives who have been kid-
napped.
"Routes are checked more
carefully now," he said.
"The issue is not the Taliban
or al-Qaida, it's more criminal
activity which is the main obstacle
in traveling nowadays."


Britain widens scope for stem cell research


* By DAVID STRINGER
LONDON
British plans to allow scientists
to use hybrid animal-human
embryos for stem cell research
won final approval from law-
makers Wednesday in a sweep-
ing overhaul of sensitive science
laws;
The House of Commons also
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Decisions by Britain's Human
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in China and the United States.
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fibrosis all issues that this bill
addresses," Health Minister
Dawn Primarolo told lawmakers,
opening a debate on the draft
laws. Britain's government opt-
ed not to allow legislators to use
the debate to consider the coun-
try's abortion laws -last drafted
in 1990.- frustrating hopes of
both anti-abortion lawmakers and
those seeking to liberalize cur-
rent regulations.
Ministers said lawmakers need-
ed to focus, on important revisions
to rules governing stem cell
research and other scientific
advances, rather than examine
the emotive issue of abortion -
which isn't covered by the draft
laws.
Brown is a strong advocate of
stem cell science and has said
Britain owes it to future genera-
tions to support the research.


IKAUIIIUN: 1ie London ous,
which is familiar sight in the UK
capital.
* By JILL LAWLESS
LONDON
London buses have God on
their side but not for long, if
atheists have their way, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
The sides of some of London's
red buses will soon carry ads
asserting there is "probably no
God," as nonbelievers fight what
they say is the preferential treat-
ment given to religion in British
society.
Organizers of a campaign to
raise funds for the ads said
Wednesday they received more
than $113,000 in donations,'
almost seven times their target,
in the hours since they launched
the project on a charity Web site.
Supporters include Oxford Uni-
versity biologist Richard
Dawkins, who donated $9,000.
*The money will be used to
place posters on 30 buses carrying
the slogan "There's probably no
God. Now stop worrying and
enjoy your life.".The plan was to
run.the ads for four weeks start-
ing in January, but so much mon-
ey has been raised that the project
may be expanded.
"A lot of people say trying to
organize atheists is like herding
cats. The last couple of days
shows that is not true," said com-
edy writer Ariane Sherine, who
started the campaign.
While most London buses car-
ry posters for shops or Hollywood
movies, Christian churches and
Muslim groups have bought bus-
side ad space in the past.
Sherine came up with the idea
after seeing a series of Christian
posters on London buses. She
said she visited the Web. site pro-
moted on one ad and found it
told nonbelievers, they would
spend eternity in torment in hell.
"I thought it would be a really
positive thing to counter that by
putting forward a much happier
and more upbeat advert, saying
'Don't worry, you're not going to
hell,'" said Sherine, 28.
"Atheists believe this is the
only life we have, and we should
enjoy it."
The British Humanist Associa-
tion, which is administering the
fundraising drive, said it had been
so successful the campaign might
spread to other cities including
Manchester and Edinburgh.
Most Britons identify them-
selves as Christians, but few
attend church regularly, and pub-
lic figures rarely talk about their
beliefs.
Former Prime Minister Tony
Blair was rare among politicians
in speaking openly about his
Christian faith.


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FROM page one
who'need to make hospital
appointments and the like. We
would certainly provide trans-
port for the child," said Mrs
Butler-Turner.
After tabling the single
grandmother of seven's rejec-
tion letter from the Social Ser-
vices department, Mr Smith
criticised the institution, saying
government needs to re-eval-
uate the way it is operated.
He then launched a personal
attack against Mrs Butler-Turn-
er, suggesting that her ministe-
rial position also be re-evalu-
ated.
He recommended that the
Prime Minister distance him-
self from Mrs Turner, as the
public has lost all confidence
in her ministry.
He suggested that Mrs Turn-
er is more enamored with being
a minister than performing her
public duties.
"She has chosen to remain
aloof and far removed from the
people," Mr Smith told.House
members.
Mrs Butler-Turner quickly
went on the defensive explain-
ing that the ministry rejected
Mrs Rolle's plea for assistance
because she was requesting
vehicle assistance for her
granddaughter too early in the
morning and that until further
notice nothing could be done.
She then attacked Mr
Smith's credibility by disdclos- -
ing a transaction that he had
promised to carry out for .Mrs
-Rolle.
She said he took a pay stub
from Mrs Rolle weeks ago,
promising he would try to help
her acquire a loan for a vehicle,
but has not: In fact, said Mrs
Turner, Mrs Rolle has not
heard from Mr Smith since;
despite efforts to contact him.
Mrs Rolle's plight is that
every morning for four years
she has had to push her grand-
daughter in a wheelchair from
Kemp Road to RM'Bailey and
back.
Though there were many
exchange's in the House
between Mrs Turner and Mr
Smith yesterday, they wexer,not,
able to offer any solution for
Mrs Rolle or her disabled
granddaughter.


PAGE18, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008
MPinLOCALNEWSloomingsc


FROM page one
cence, assuring Mr Christie that Special
Investigation Branch officers were con-
ducting their inquiries based only on
"assumptions".
At one point the MP told Mr Christie
that the basis. of the police's investigation
is a housing development in which he
and a local developer were involved.
"They think me and (name omitted)
are in cahoots," the MP said.
When pressed, to explain his involve-
ment in the housing development, the
MP assured Mr Christie that no money
had changed hands.
" In fact, he said he had used his father's'
collateral, along with the developer's, to
buy the property.-
: "So we didn't have to come up with a
dollar. Only for legal fees," the MP said.
Senior PLP figures see this latest prob-


lem as a possible major obstacle in their
bid to win the 2012 election if the party is
unable to distance itself from it.
"We have to remind voters that this is
not acceptable and it will not be tolerat-
ed in the party," said one source.
Mr Christie himself voiced concern
during a recent celebratory breakfast
held in honour of party stalwarts.
Reminding members and the press
that the party as an.institution is greater
than any one member, Mr Christie said:
"The PLP is built on foundations that
will last longer than the frailties of any-
body.
"During my time as leader of the Cab-
inet I dealt with every issue of every
minister and all persons who served with
me. The record as to how I dealt with it,
whether to the satisfaction or not of peo-
ple, is clear. But at all times, ensuring
that I was seen to act in pursuance of
the best interest of this party," he said.


Ever since The Tribune broke the sto-
ry of the MP being quizzed by police for
his alleged involvement in a multi-million
dollar scam, observers have been await-
ing a response from party MPs.
But only the PLP MP for Fox Hill
Fred Mitchell has publicly announced
that he is not the MP being quizzed by
police. ,
The police investigation centres on 20
r "s involving tens of millions of dol-
matter involves the alleged
ei-..zzlement of funds from the Nation-
al Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA), where construction materials
were paid for, but never arrived at their
designated islands.
Another report allegedly involves a
$5 million contract awarded to a well-
known PLP supporter in the construction
field who was also questioned by police.
A multi-million dollar contract award-


OVER THE'WEEKEND the Workers Party office (above) in. Black Village was damaged for&seco6Id'time; a
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old Arlington Rolle.


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ed to another well-known PLP heavy
equipment operator is also under inves-
tigation.
This time, the alleged scam involved a
contract awarded to clear two govern-
ment sub-divisions valued at over $7 mil-
lion.
Not only was the contract already
'inflated, the developer in question
allegedly turned around and sold the fill
from the land back to government at $1
million per sub-division totalling more
than $9 million on this single contract.
The PLP, and especially Mr Christie,
are particularly sensitive to any whiff of
scandal because of the party's ill-starred
administration of 2002-2007.
The party's collapse at last year's elec-
tion was attributed to a succession of
scandals, all exposed and highlighted in
The Tribune, culminating in the Anna
Nicole Smith affair, which gained world-
wide exposure.


ANOTHER

FIRE ADDS TO

ARSONIST FEARS

FROM page one
down," Mr Rolle explained.
He has now passed on names of the suspected arsonists to police
and said he believed the incident was the result of arguments he had
been having over recent weeks.
Two neighboring homes were slightly damaged by the blaze
while Mr Rolle's property was razed to the ground.
Mr Rolle said the police fire department arrived two hours late
and did not take a statement from him to find out what had hap-
pened.
"They came and helped put the fire out but they did not even ask
me anything to find out how the fire started. They put the fire out
and left," Mr Rolle said.
Everything he owned was destroyed in the blaze and he would
like help in getting his home back together.
"I would appreciate any,assistance I can get, whether it be from
social s'-,",-" or whoever wants to assist because I only need the
lumber. I can rebuild it myself but I do need some help to get
back on my feet," Mr Rolle said. .
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FROM page one
land and sea is having a far
greater affect on his business,
he said.
"It is bad everywhere, and
this year is' the worst for us,"
he said.
Fred Lunn, general man-
ager of excursion island Black-
beard's Cay, said the global
economic crisis and Novem-
ber 4 US election means peo-
ple are holding on to their
cash in a different way than
after 9/11.


0% in July


He said: "9/11 was a quick
peak, people were afraid to
travel, but after that it went
back to normalcy.
"What we are experiencing
now is a slippery slope. We
may not see the fear that was
there in 2001, but this is a mat-
ter of losing your house, or
your job."
Cruise ship passengers fell
by nearly 50,000 this year, with
just 178,189 arriving by ship
in July 2008 compared to
226,927 in 2009.
Manager of Pirates, Saman-


BTC 'has not

reimbursed pay

deducted from

some employees'

FROM page one
page on August 11 and 12 were reimbursed. However, it was only
after absence records were re-evaluated and the 49 individuals
were found to have been deducted incorrectly.
"That is the extent of the reimbursement. Nothing more. The
suggestion in the article that the decision was reversed and all 514
staff members reimbursed accordingly is totally false. BTC man-
agement stands by its original decision," he said.
He also noted that BCPOU president Robert Farquharson, only
represents his members, not the entire company.
"It would seem that the press interpreted Mr Farquharson's
comment on the reimbursement of the 49 staff members to mean
something that is absolutely not the case. Instead, on a matter
like this, I would like to think that the press would have waited to
confirm this story with BTC officials who can clarify the company's
position on this or any matter," said Mr Griffin.


tha Allen, said her sales have
been dropping since June.
"We really rely heavily on
cruise ships because they bring
the bulk of the people down-
town, so we have been affect-
ed by various things, like
cruise lines taking passengers
to their private islands."
And although there were
five boats in Nassau Harbour
on Tuesday, people were not
necessarily shopping.
Manager of the Beauty
Spot in Bay Street, Jonathan
Brown, said his business used
to rely on tourists for a stable
income, but now depends on
Bahamian customers for its
bread and butter.
Also affecting business has
been an extra three per cent
tax on cosmetics and five per
cent rise on fragrances.
Nassau Tourism and Devel-
opment Board chairman
Charles Klonaris said the eco-
nomic downturn and slowing
trade is an opportunity for
businesses to improve their
product.
He said: "I expect the
falling number in July was the
beginning of what we are
Experiencing now.
"It is an economic problem
across the world, and it means
that competition is becoming
stronger each day.
"Fighting f6r the same, dol-
lars is becoming more diffi-
cult, and we have to provide a
product which exceeds the
expectations of our visitors.
"Until we revitalize the city
and it becomes a great ren-
dezvous that everyone wants
to go to, to enjoy themselves,
it is going to be a hard sell."


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A Bahamia.n consor-
tium has teamed
up with a Califor-
nia-based technol-
ogy supplier to submit a $100
million waste-to-energy plant
proposal that could earn this
nation "millions of dollars",
providing a 'Triple Bottom
Line' benefit for the economy,
the environment and wider soci-
ety.
Ginny McKinney, president
of Waste Not, who leads the
Bahamas Renewable Energy
Resources Company, said ',es-
terday that "'the social aspect is
huge" in relation to-the pro-
posal the consortium submitted
to the Bahamas Electrncit Cor-
poration's (BEC) renewable
energy request for proposal
(RFP) render.
This is because Bahamars


* 90% Bahamian-owned, with plans to sell water to Water & Sewerage,
and alliances with Green Systems and Bahamas Tyre Recycling Company
* Bahamian consortium's $100m waste-to-energy
proposal eyes BEC Family Island power solution
* 1/3 of net profits to go to Foundation to aid youth projects

* Proposal aims to.generate 30MW of electricity, create -
50 jobs and be operational in 12-18 months


Renewable Energy Resources
plans to donate one-third of the
net income generated by all
environmentally-friendly pro-
jects it is involved in to a Foun-
dation, which would then
finance a variety of youth pro-
grammes designed to provide
upcoming Bahamian genera-
tions with choices and options.
Arguing that "waste is the
Balhamas' oil", Ms McKinney


said the Bahamas Renewable
Energy Resources' proposal
which, like those submitted by
the Plasco Energy Group and
the consortium Bahamas Waste
is involved in, would generate
electricity through thermal con-
version of garbage at the Har-
rold R6ad landfill, would also
give BEC options in terms of
Family Island power genera-
tion.


She explained that the tech-
nology the Bahamas Renew-
able Energy Resources plant
would employ could convert the
gas created from waste com-
bustion into a liquid. This could
then be transported to other
Bahamian islands to fuel power
generation there.
"With this technology that
we're using to take it to a bio-
gas, the gas can be kept as a gas,


but also made into a liquid," Ms
McKinney said. "It can then be
shipped around, and it has a far
more-reaching effect for BEC.
in terms of Out Island power
generation."
The Bahamas Renewable
Energ. Resources plant will
employ 50 persons if it receives
the go-ahead from BEC and the
SEE page 14B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A FURI-
OUS row has
broken out
over the col-
lapse of a deal
to acquire the
Bahamas Film.
Studios, with
the current
owner threat- m
ening to serve
"arbitration
and-or a possible lawsuit" on
the former buler %%ho Nester-
day vehemently denied his
'breach of contract' allegations.
Ross Fuller, chairman of the
Bahamas Film Studios and its
immediate holding company,
Gold Rock Creek Enterprises,
alleged inm a series of e-mailed
answers to Tribune Business's
SEE page.7B


Price change plunges Shell gas dealers into losses


JUAN VERA fills his tank with
$2.09 regular unleaded gasoline
yesterday at a service station4r-
Taft, Texas...


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
SHELL gas station dealers yesterday
said they feared losing thousands of dol-
lars because they had bought their exist-
ing supplies at a price $0.32 per gallon
higher than the new $4.60 retail price
they are now required to sell it at.
One dealer, speaking to Tribune Busi-
ness on condition of anonymity, said a
number of Shell gas stations had bought
their current supplies last week when
the retail price was still $5.36.
Given that the fixed retail margins


imposed by the Government are $0.44
per gallon, the price at which the Shell
dealers bought their gasoline from
i holesaler Sun Oil, a FOCOL Holdings
subsidiary, was $4.92 per gallon.
But Sun 'Oil's decision to immediately
lower retail prices to $4.60 per gallon on
Tuesday has left those retailers facing
the $0.32 per gallon loss, given that the
wholesale price they purchased at was
, $4.92 per gallon.
A Tuesday, October 21, 2008, memo
sent out to all Shell dealers and fran-
chisees by Eddie Thompson, a Sun Oil
retail sales representative, said: "Please


be advised that effective today, Tues-
day, October 21. 2008. the price of
Defenda decreases to $4.60. Kindly'
adjust pump prices to reflect the same.
The memo, a copy of which h has been
obtained.by Tribune.Business, was also
sent to Yorick Cox, Sun Oil's marketing
manager.
This newspaper \%as told yesterday
that one dealer faced making a loss of at
least $7.0J100) on the latest shipment as a
result of the instant retail price reduction,
arid the situation was getting dealers into
trouble with both the motoring pubh,: -
andgo\%rnment re.ulatois.


Motorists, %\ho had heard that retail
prices at Shell stations Were falling to
$4.60 per gallon, felt "cheated" because
dealers were sttll shelling at the 'old' $5.36
per gallon price to ensure they generat-
ed a profit.
. "The motoring public got wind of it
[the price reduction], and now feel the
dealers are cheating them because no
change in price has been made," the
source said. "We're refusing to drop the
price because we're losing money."
And, as a result, following customer
SEE page 6B


Film Studios 'not viable'

without real estate


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE head of a group that
attempted to acquire the'Grand
Bahama-based Bahamas Film
Studios yesterday confirmed'
Tribune Business's exclusive
storN that it had \ Ithdra\ n
from the deal. sa. ing the project
Nwas simple "not ablee" -ith-
out 3,41-X acres of accompanying
real estate.
Bahamian banker Owen
Bethel, who put together the
Bahamas FilmInvest Interna-'
tional consortium, told Tribune
Business: "'I can say that the.
agreement with Ross Fuller has
expired.
"Based on the fact that we.
have not been made aware of
the exact terms of the revised


agreement between Mr Fuller
and the Government, the group
has decided not to proceed with
its interest in purchasing the
Studios and the adjacent prop-
erty."
With the Government
exploiting the fact that the
Bahamas Film Studios has
defaulted on its Heads of
Agreement obligations and
lease payments to renegotiate
that agreement's terms, the
amount of land available to any
developer has been reduced
from 3,500 Crown acres to just
120 acres.
And without that land, Mr
Bethel said: "The project with
just a standalone studio is-not
viable at this time."
SEE page 5B

More 'insight'

needed for.
regulatory
consolidation
E By!NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government is seeking
an international expert to advise
it on the process for consolidat-
ing the Bahamian financial ser-
vices regulatory regime, a min-
ister telling Tribune Business it
wanted "insights" that it may
not currently possess.
Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, told Tribune
Business: "We have been
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Timing of the filing critical for mortgages


English Common Law, upon
which Bahamian mortgage and
land law is based generally, and
the Conveyancing and Law of
Property Act 1909 require the
recording/filing of the relevant
mortgage document and con-
veyance (where applicable), after
the production of evidence show-
ing stamp duty has been paid.


This legal requirement is nec-
essary to protect the party to
whom the property is mortgaged
against third parties generally,
without proof of specific notice
to any particular claimant or any
actual knowledge on its part of
the prior interest.
In addition to the foregoing
legal principle, a security interest,


which is unrecorded or filed, in
the absence of a statutory provi-
sion to the contrary may be per-
fected vis-A-vis a particular third
party by notice to that party or
by knowledge on his part.
In general, an
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search of the particular property
being mortgaged, or used as


security for a mortgage, will
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of the mortgage are filed to give
notice of the security interest to
such third parties.
Although failure to file or
lodge the relevant mortgage doc-
ument does not, in principle,
affect the enforceability of the
security against the debtor him-
self, the time of filing is of utmost
importance in terms of the pri-
ority of interests of the secured
creditor (the mortgagee ).
It is important to note that in
terms of the priority of security
interests, particularly as it relates
to mortgages in the Bahamas,
"the first document to be record-
ed in time prevails", notwith-
standidng the date of execution
or creation of the document.
Failure to file/lodge a security
interest, whether it be a mort-
gage or a judgment order from
the courts, will result in that
secured creditor's claim being
postponed and the risk they
could lose out altogether to an
outright purchaser, particularly
a bona fide purchaser for value
with no knowledge of the prior
security, and one who is not
involved in any fraud or collu-
sion regarding the same,.
It should be noted that where
the mortgaged property is a debt
or other money owing to a per-
son to whom the notice should
be given (such as a prospective
purchaser, secured creditor), a
mortgagee who gives written
notice to the debtor gains prior-
ity over an earlier mortgagee
who fails to give notice. The fail-
ure to effect notice leaves the
property under .the mortgagor's
control, and deprives the second
mortgagee of the chance to
ascertain the existence of the first
mortgage by inquiry .of the
debtor.
The filing of the relevant mort-
gage is important to the notice
requirement, and to protect the
interests of the first mortgagee
because the priority of the sec-
ond mortgagee does not depend
on whether it made inquiries; it
depends solely on notice. How-
ever, a second mortgagee will
not gain priority if it gave no val-
ue, or if he had knowledge of a
prior mortgage at the time of his
advance.
A judgment creditor who
obtains a charging or similar
order from the court will be
treated as a volunteer, and can-
not gain priority by giving notice.
It is also important to note that
i here notices are cbntempori-
'neous, the encumbrances will


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rank in order of the creation
time.
With regard to the priority and
enforceability of real property
taxes as a lien on.the mortgaged
property after filing of the mort-
gage document, it should be reit-
erated that real property taxes
represent a first charge over
property, under Section 21 of the
Real Property Tax Act 1969
("the Act"). This arises auto-
matically by operation of law. and
does not require filing or lodging
by the appropriate governmental
agency/department/ministry
responsible for the assessment
and collection of such real prop-
erty taxes. Additionally, under
Section 7 (5) of the Act, real
property taxes can be assessed
for 10 years retroactively.
This first charge which, quite
arguably, ranks in priority to the
mortgage security interest filed
and created by the mortgagee,
is better understood in the con-
text of the legal oblga nations and
liability of mortgagees as they
relate to the payment of real
property tax on the mortgaged
property, since those mortgagees
will be deemed to be owners of
the property where real proper-
ty taxes remains unpaid, partic-
ularly during currency of the
mortgage loan, under Section
16A (1) Fiscal Reform and Tax
Relief Act 1990.
2005. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger-
ald. All rights reserved.
NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons read-
ing this article and/or column,
generally, are encouraged to seek
the relevant legal advice and
assistance regarding issues that
may affect them and may relate
to the information presented.
Tyrone L E. Fitzgerald is an
attorney. with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have any
comments regarding this article,
you may contact Mr Fitzgeraldat
Suite 212, Lagoon Court Build-
ing, Olde Towne Mall at Sandy-
port, West Bay St., P. 0. Box
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Mast. Nassau firms urged to exploit Freeport bond

targ ts By CARA BRENNEN- close to its dock facilities, to absorb the cost of transport-
BETHEL unlike similar ports in the US, ing containers back to the port
Business Reporter where goods have to be stored when they are ready for ship-
pr d. off-site and then owners have ment.
NASSAU-based companies
were yesterday urged to take
advantage of the 'bonded ware- JOB VACANCY AT PRIME BAHAMAS
.... ... 'Mechanic Helper
house' zones in Freeport, as .. ..h ..
tthey could store goods and Mechani c 1He1.,...lper.


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter
MasterCard-is seeking to
educate its clients on the
importance of effective cred-
it use during the current
global economic crisis.
Patricio Rubalcba, vice-
president for commerce
development, travel and
entertainment for Master-
Card Latin America and the
Caribbean, told Tribune
Business yesterday that it
was still too early to say how
the need to save and curtail
spending, as encouraged by
governments'and Central
Banks worldwide, will
impact his company in either
either maintaining and
attracting clients or in the
collection of payments.
"I think it is still.too early
to determine what the out-
come of this credit crunch
will be. My take is that it will
depend on how long we
remain in this state. There
have been tremendous deci-
sions that have been made,
so I think we have to wait
and see," Mr Rubalcaba
said.
He added that despite the
credit squeeze, he still
believes people will travel
and spend:
"When it is winter and
cold, people will travel," Mr
Rubalcaba said.
MasterCard, he added,
felt it was extremely impor-
tant in this climate to have a
healthy and effective use of
credit.
' "These are times of uncer-
tainty, and it is important
and key that Master Card
continue the programmes it.
already has out in-the mar-
ket to encourage and train
people in the proper use of
credit," Mr Rubalcaba said.
"The key word is the
effetive Usebf credit. 'ffd-
be a great tool, particularly
when you use a debit ctiftd
which allows better control.
But we still encourage peq-
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inventory without having to
pay import duties until they
were ready to use them.
Speakingto the Nassau busi-
ness community during a
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce luncheon, Raymond
Jones, chief operating officer
of Hutchison Ports (Bahamas),
which operates the Freeport
Container Port, Freeport Har-
bour Company, Grand Bahama
Airport Company and the Sea
Air Business Centre, described
what he felt was a tremendous
opportunity for businesses to
improve their cash flow.
"What I am suggesting is that
people study and take a look
at the Container Port, because
in Nassau you do not have the
same sort of bonded import of
certain goods," Mr Jones said.
By using Freeport's bonded
warehouses, Nassau-based
companies could import goods
and inventory into the
Bahamas duty-free. They
would only pay the required
customs and Stamp duties when
these products were removed
from the warehouses for ship-
ping to Nassau and put on cus-
tomer display, providing poten-
tially a big boost to cash flow.
Mr Jones therefore encour-
aged businesspersons to take
advantage of what the Freeport
Container Port offers by devel-
oping holding facilities and
warehouses in Freeport where
they can bring in goods, store
them under bond and, when
they need them in Nassau or
for export to the Caribbean,
they can load them up and ship
them down to Nassau.
"It will be more convenient,
but you could have your goods
and not have to pay duty on
them while they are sitting in
the warehouse," Mr Jones said.
"So, if you bring in goods,
instead of having that sit here


RAYMOND JONES speaks to the Nassau business community during
the Bahamas-Chamber of Commerce luncheon...


and you can't bring it to the
store until next month, and
where you've paid the duty and
the cash is not available to you,
if you were to hold those goods
in Freeport in bond, the duty
is paid when it comes down to
Nassau and the difference is
that you've saved the carrying
cost of that money for a month
of two."
Mr Jones described this as a
simple equation that could
work for international busi-


nesspersons as well.
"We are trying to get inter-
national importers to look at it
as well. They bring in trailers
and trailer loads of goods, pay-
ing duties and various costs on
it, when they could store it in
Freeport cheaper and then,
when they need it, we are right
next door. The terminology in
the industry is 'Just In Time'.
Mr, Jones said the Freeport
Container Port has the physical
space to provide storage very


..We are seeking.a professional and reliable person to assist in the
Mechanic Shop to work on diesel vehicles. The qualified applicant
must have had 2 years prior experience"and be willing to work under
supervision, time requirements. References are required, and helpers
with their own tools is a plus.

Please send your resume and references. to'the Warehouse Manager,
via fax, email orin person .

Attn Craig Rahming :
Prime Bahamas
crahming@primebahamas.coi "
fax: 394-0282


NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) CIRCE OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act
2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October
22, 2008 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted
and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of
2nd Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All ersons having Claiths against the above-named
Company are required on or before the 20th day of November,
2008 to send their names and addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or,.
in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit
of any distribution made before such debts are proved.
OCTOBER 23, 2008
LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


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'04 NISSANMKNO

Fully loaded .


LOW MILEAGE, LEATHER, SUNROOF,

f DISC CD, XM RADIO, SUN Roo,,

POWER EVERYTHING.





CAn: 424-0352




















Action #:
2003/CLE/gen/01974

Judgment Creditor:
Premier Importers Limited

Judgment Debtor:
Alexander Smith
1999 Ford F150 Lariat



Action #:
2006/CLE/gen/00770

Judgment Creditor:
Premier Importers Limited

Judgment Debtor:
Beverley E. Lewis
2001 Ford Explorer Sports Trac



Vehicles can be viewed from 7:30am
to 4:30pm at Premier Importers,,*'
St Albans Drive.

Bids must be in writing on or .
before Novemberl6th, 2008.
Contact 322-8396 @ extn. 232
for any additional informanioft.


EMPLO YMENT"OPPORTUNITY .

HEAD ENGINEER

Large private estate in Nassau seeking a Head Engineer capable of
effectively managing the estate. Candidate must have certification/
experience in engineering and be able to maintain all equipment on the
estate. Previous experience working with large private estate, small luxury
hotel or embassy: essential. Applications and resumes should include
reference from previous three employers. Send resume, certificates and
references to: ,
HEAD ENGINEER
P.O. BOX N-7776 (SLOT 193)
NASSAU, BAHAMAS


A global leader in audit, tax and advisory services

Manager, Restructuring

The Manager will report to the Directors of KPMG Restructuring Ltd.. The role has primary responsibility
for managing a portfolio of liquidation and corporate restructuring clients.

Specific duties include managing:
liquidation cases, including both voluntary liquidations and court appointments
restructuring engagements for lenders, providing independent business reviews of borrowers'
businesses, and assisting lenders in developing and implementing options with respect to their
financial exposure to such borrowers
restructuring advisory services to companies with financial issues
complex and lengthy litigation issues in several jurisdictions
a portfolio of restructuring clients, including financial matters such as work in progress, and
accounts receivable
restructuring professionals in their work, and involvement in the internal performance appraisal
process
business development initiatives

Applicants must be a university graduate and a member of a recognized accountancy or insolvency body in
addition to holding a minimum of five to seven years relevant work experience, with preferably three or
more of those in a restructuring role at a comparable level. This position requires attention to detail, strong
financial and writing skills, the ability to work at one's own initiative, and the ability to meet tight
deadlines.


KPMG offers a competitive compensation and benefits package inclusive of medical and pension plans.

Applicants should submit a cover kettdr, resume, a copy of their degree and professional certifications and a copy of their transcripts to: KPMG,
Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box N123, Nassau, Bahamas or jliaghi.tbn...kipmg com.bs no later than Friday October 31, 2008.

AUDIT a TAX a ADVISORY

2008. KPMG, a Bahamas partnership, and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a
Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.


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THE TRIBUNE


Bank names top wealth manager


BANK of the Bahamas Inter-
national has appointed Dianne
Bingham as its senior manager
for private banking and trust
services.
"We are pleased to announce
the appointment of Dianne
Bingham as senior manager of
private banking and trust," said


Paul McWeeney, Bank of the
Bahamas International's -man-
aging director.
"Ms Bingham brings a wealth
of experience, and a solid grasp
of the importance of client rela-
tionships in private banking, at
a time when private banking
and trust services are becoming


increasingly strong components
of the bank's diversifying foun-
dations."
A 24-year financial services
industry veteran, Ms Bingham,
who is also currently chairman
of the Society of Trust and
Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Bahamas' branch, is a Bahamas


Financial Services Board
(BFSB) director.
The BFSB's 'Professional of
the Year' in 2004, Ms Bing-
ham's responsibilities in her
new post with Bank of the
Bahamas International will
include providing wealth man-
agement, investment advice,
estate planning and trust ser-
vices to Bahamian and interna-
tional high net-worth clients.
She began her financial ser-
vices career as an accountant
with the Nassau branch of
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
(PwC) before accepting a post
in the Nassau office of a major
Canadian bank and trust com-
pany, where she served first in
trust services and, later, as head
of its private banking client
group.


PUBLIC AUCTION


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


I. G. STUBBS WILL SELL


WHAT:


MAKE/MODEL


1990 34' Offshore Vessel
1977 53' Defender
1992 45' Defender Vessel
1989 48' North Carolina
1979 52' Hatteras Fibre Glass Vessel
1980 47' Garcia
1981 51' Defender Vessel
80' Custom Steel Hull Vessel
94' Steel Hull Gulf Coas,t Shrimp Trawler
1980 with two (2) Volvo Diesel Engine


122' Single Screw Steel Hull (1960)


Eleven (11) assorted used vssels as.setout in the
schedule below:


NAME


Der Berry's
Shabak
Liminos

M.V. Buddy.
Miss Quality
Equality
Lady Kristy


LOCATION


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


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


LOCATION: Potters Cay Dock Nassau, The Bahamas

TIME: 11:00am Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Preview and Inspection from 9:00am Until Auction time at
the site.

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

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

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

PUBLIC AUCTIONEER LICENSE #0360


Conol Sites Tennis & Basketball Courts
Yacht Club *Acces' to 3 beaches


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C S e S C CS. 0t- US


Confidence Investments Limited
Tel: 356-3145 325-6447/9 362-1144
After 6pm: 341-7184 424-5227 324-1685


Skills and Require ments

> Strong organizational skills along with e\,.ellent oral and unritten communication
ability
> Ability to plan, organize, direct, control. to achie% e short-range and long-range
business development objective, in product market.
> Prolrient in Qu., ,l Corel D;It P,,..tos.hop and M1t ro.soft Othiie application-.
> Ability to work in1 i tasI pat ced ii.. iroiment
> Ability to multit,isk
> Excellent i ,tirpersnal kills
> StrI-jg leadcr.liip -kul
> Professional appcarani.i
> A desire and passion to get ahead
> Ability to work well under pressure


Minimum Requirements

> Bachelor's degree or equivalent MBA in marketing and management preferred
marketing or business administration
> At least 5 years of marketing experience in retail industry
> Proficient in Quark, and Microsoft Office applications


APPLY VIA EMAIL TO:
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008, PAGE 5B


Film Studios 'not viable' without real estate


FROM page 1B

The previous PLP adminis-
tration had leased almost the
entire former US Air Force
Missile Base to the initial trio of
developers Hans Schutte, Paul
Quigley and Michael Collyer,
all of whom are now deceased -
and Prime .Minister Ingraham
felt those terms were unduly
generous, with too much land
granted.
Yet that land was critical to
their plans, and those of Mr
Bethel's group and other devel-
opers, as the real estate com-
ponent would have generated
the majority of the Bahamas
Film Studios' revenues and
profits.


Apart from the existing water
tank and associated film/TV
production facilities already at
the Bahamas Film Studios, the
project's economic sustainabil-
ity always depended on the
development of a hotel, movie
theme park and residential real
estate component at least until
a steady flow of business from
incoming movie/TV production
crews was developed.
Mr Bethel's group had pre-
viously pledged to invest
upwards of $90 million in com-
pleting the original vision for
the Bahamas Film Studios.
Meanwhile, Mr Fuller yester-
day told Tribune Business he
planned to continue operating
the Bahamas Film Studios him-


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MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
HEALTH SERVICES



GOVERNMENT NOTICE


INVITATION FOR TENDERS


The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for
following contracted services.

1. The maintenance and repair of air condition units
at its Farrington Road complex and the solid waste
site buildings, off Tonique Williams-Darling Hwy
(Harrold Rd).

2. Servicing, maintenance and repair of Mack tandem
trucks, Solid Waste site off Tonique Williams-Darling
Hwy. (Harrold Rd).

3. Servicing maintenance and repair of tractor
equipment, Solid Waste site off Tonique Williams-
Darling Hwy. (Harrold Rd).

Interested parties may obtain further information including
eligibility to participate and may collect the bidding
document upon payment of a non refundable fee of fifty
dollars ($50.00) as of October 17th, 2008 from:

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Farrington Road
Nassau, The Bahamas
P.O. Box SS-19048

Telephone No. (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No. (242) 322-
8073 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday
to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque or cash.
Tenders are to be submitted in triplicate (3) in sealed
envelope(s) addressed to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, N.P.,
The Bahamas

No later than October 31st, 2008.

Tenders will be open at 10am on November 4th 2008 at
the office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance.

The government reserves the right to reject any or all
Tenders.


self and look to attract the
Pirates of the Caribbean IV
production to film there. This
was after a $600 million pro-
posal to acquire the Bahamas
Film Studios did not come to
fruition.
"I plan to go on operating the
studio with hope of bringing in
the next 'Pirates' film and
another major pirate-like pro-
duction that is expected to be
green-lighted within the next 60
days," Mr Fuller said in
response to Tribune Business
questions.
"This is, however, dependent
upon the Government honour-
ing their promise of last July to
modify our Heads of Agree-
ment ... an effort whose delay
has already cost us one produc-
tion which would have been a
great benefit to the ailing Grand
Bahama economy."
He added: "We have had an
offer for the development of the
3,500 acres into a very high end
Space-travel related facility,
together with hotel, housing,
etc, which sought to spend $600
million. But the Government
did not indicate any interest in
pursuing it or to accept the
Bethel plan."
Mr Fuller said the Govern-
ment had promised to grant the
Bahamas Film Studios 120
acres, but added that he would
not renew efforts to sell it until
the dispute with Mr Bethel's
group was resolved. (see other
article on Page 1B)
He added that talks with the
Government on the revised
Heads of Agreement had been
completed in July, and "we
have been waiting since then
for then to formalise a new
Heads of Agreement. We have
been told that the Attorney
General's Office is responsible
for this long delay".
When asked about the
Bahamas Film Studios' eco-
nomic viability now that it had


More 'insight'

needed for

regulatory

consolidation

FROM page 1B

attempting to identify someone
who could assist us a little more
in that process, and- advice the
committee established to deal
with this.
"We were looking for some-
one and still are. Really, at this
point, that's where we are,
because we want the benefit of
someone who has been through
this before and can shorten the
implementation period, as they
have the benefit of expertise in
this area."
In consolidating the Bahami-
an financial services regulatory
regime and the supervisory bod-
ies, this nation has the choice
of adopting either the 'Twin
Peaks' model used by the likes
of Ireland, where the Central
Bank is left to regulate the
banking industry and all other
regulators are merged into one,
or following the UK's lead and
merging all supervisors into one
body such as that country's
Financial Services Authority
(FSA).

SEE page 7B


been denuded of associated
land options, Mr Fuller replied:
"The Film Studio is very viable
because of a promised reduc-
tion in the rental payments and
the relatively low maintenance
costs. Most of the real future
expense is involved with the
tank repair that was caused by
Disney's removal of equipment
and damage to the seawall."
As for Phoenix Engineering's
claim against the Bahamas Film
Studios for $300,000 in out-
standing sums owed to it, Mr
Fuller said he intended to pur-
sue Mr Bethel's group for this
money.
While Phoenix Engineering
could re-open the lawsuit, Mr
Fuller added: "Since we are not
selling to Mr Bethel, it would
seem to me that an injunction
against a sale to him would be a
shallow victory."


COMPLETED INFRASTRUCTURE
INCLUDES:
SPaved Roads Water & Sewerage
Phone Cable Electricity Street Lights


RECREATIONAL PARK
INCLUDES:
Tennis Courts Ornamental Pond
Jogging Trails Playground Basketball
Court Gazebos Grills


0ot ;ize dta1rt1i at 65x101

.es # iirtfg at $106,500


FG CAPIEAkL MARKETS
IBOIMERAGE ArLAM1OSY SEYMCES


C F A L'.-" c (.3 C) N Ii A L
-.-.. BISy. LISTED & TR.DE0D SECURITIES AS OF
.... TUESDAY. 21 OCTOBER 2008
BIX ALL SHARE INDEX CLLOSE 1,81 3.30 I CHG -1. 0 I %CHG -0.10 I YT -253.45 I YTD 2% -12.26
FINDEX. CLOSE 870.21 I YTD -8.-9% I 2007 28 29%
WWW BISXBAHANInS C OM or 242-3984-2503 FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
52w1wki-h 52n.K L... I.r E Ir...... ,i-r s T j. .;rso. 2. ..I F I D. Ye d E S .
1 95 1 51 t'. 1 .la IS i 1 -j o. ..0'1 000. 4 1 0 00'
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.061 0.200, 11.1 1.69%
9.68 7.64 Bank of Bahamas 7.64 7.64 0.00 0,643 0.160 11.9 2.09%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.877 0.020 N/M 2.25%
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.152 0.090 23.0 2.58%
2.70 1.95 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.15 11.00 Cable Bahamas 14 14 14.14 0.00 1.224 0.240 11.6 1.70%
3.15 2.84 Colina Holdings 2.85 2.84 -0.01 11,764 0.118 0.040 24.1 1.41%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (SI) 7.27 7.24 -0.03 5,000 0.446 0.300 16.2 4.14%
6.88 1.99 Consolidated Water BDRs 2.55 2.40 -0.15 0.122 0.052 19.7 2.17%
3.00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital 2.77 2.77 0.00 0.256 0.040 10.8 1.44%
8.10 6.02 Famguard 8.06 8.06 0.00 0.535 0.280 15.1 3.47%
13.01 12.00 Finco 12.00 12.00 0.00 0.665 0.570 18.0 4.75%
14.66 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.60 11.60 0.00 0.682 0.450 17.0 3.88%
6.09 5.05 Focol (S) 5.20 5.20 0.00 0.385 0.140 13.5 2.89%
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.00 0.36 Freeport Conrete 0.40 0.36 -0.04 1.000 0.035 0.000 10.3 0.00%
8.20 5.50 ICD Utilities 8.20 8.20 0.00 0.407 0.300 20.1 3.668%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 11.00 11.00 0.00 0.952 0.620 11.6 5.64%
BIS.X LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds Iraue on a Per-eniage Pricing oases
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security : -r ..... I-. ,r ,r -..-3 C .. .. .i...iorsi r. .i.u-n. ,
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Se r ., i= -o1 *- *i :r 1 Oc.hicer i)01
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 0.00 Prime + 1.75% 19 October 2022
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 7% 30 May 2013
1.0 6iO.. 100000 FPi.ei Bar.. N.:io 1 i Ee '-s C 1-c .1 i -:-*i i. 1:- .-r 0., Prime + 1.75% 29May2015
Fidelity 0- oer-Tha-Counrer Securtrles
5. .u M.HI _. -.% Li, S. I,.13 i '--a .....e i. 1 i..:i F S 1 C i P E Yie'd
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6 00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 N/M 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.35 0.001 0.000 256.8 0.00%
Colnra 0.-r-The-Chounler Securities
4 i :.:i, Z9 .:':, C.-B 38.95 40.85 29.00 4.540 :,:: 0 r0:
14.00 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.80 14.80 14.00 -0.041 0.300 N/M 2.17%
S4 0 RC. Hit i-," 0.45 0.55 0.55 0.002 0.000o 261.9 0.00%
EI 1.< Liaa _..ImNlal Funas
F..--- i_ *,-r.. I-- .l. i. L a 'ii .. .. s C I 1v.0 NA C. aie


3.0260
1.4217
3.7989
12.4456
100.0000
100.9800
1.0000
10.6000
1.0216
1.0282
1.0244


2.8889
1.3591
3.5388
11,8192
100.0000
99.9566
1.0000
9.1958
1.0000
1.0000
1.0000


Collna MSI Preferred Fund
Collna Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity international invested rnt Fund
FG Financial Preferred Incomo Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund


52w'k-Hi Hi-lht ,o 1ino pric. In .,.l 52 we-k.
52WRk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 woeks
Prevlous Close Previous day'a weighted price for dally voluno
COn. o Chao. In c .long price irot dgy r d "y
Daily Vol. Number of total fharoei traded today
DIV S Divla.nds per ,n. paid In th.O I 12 rnonth
PIE Cl-or1 prlc. divided by ihs Io s 12 month i6 rning/0
S) 4-for-,.1 Stok Split Efioctive te 18/.2007.


3.0250 0.81 4.78
1.4217 3.38 4.60
3.6090 -4.95 3.62
12.4456 4.29 5.78
100.0000
100.9600 1.01 1.01
1 0000
9.1958 -12.42 -12.42
1 .0216 2.16 2.16
1.0282 2.82 2.82
1.0244 2.44 2.44
MARKET TERMS
YIELD A" 12 r1-norl.h dliil.,d-1 dildldd by,.ohl r111to
A k Soillin price of Colinn rnd fiel.,fy
Last Price Lst tIrad.d ov1r-th.-courter price
woekly vo. Trud0ng volume ol the prior wdoi
NAV NI, Atet Value
FINDOEX The FIdelliy B hlllnn Sto. k Indel Jln.lu '. 1094 = 100


TO TRADE CALL COLINA 242-502-7010 1 FIDELl-'" 1. 2-356-7764 1 FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-'. ,4"0.0COL.ONIAL242-5Q2-.?.".'0


SiUDIO OF DRAPERiEs
Announces its

One Day Anniversary Sale
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2008.

9:00 AM 5 PM

Double Drapes 30%

Triple Drapes 30%

Sheers Double and Triple 35% off
Rods 10% off

Verticals 25% off (bring in measurement)
Kitchen curtain set 10% off

FREE GIFT to first 20 purchasing customers

Tel: 323-6410

Wulff Road


TEASE Fl MRf



*SALE*

10-50% OFF

Gifts, Handicrafts & Batik Clothing

OCT.10th NOV.1st
OPEN lOam 5pm


KURA KURA
26 Virginia St., Tel: 325 1389
1 blk west of Hilton hotel entrance, in large two storey
turquoise building, on one way westbound street
iK- A j o KURA
HHH I KURA


F O N A C


31-Aug-08
10-Oct-08
30-Sep-08
30-Sep-08
31-Dec-07
30-Jun-08
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30-Sep-08
30-Sep-08
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PAGE 6B. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008


SHELL, from 1B
complaints the Shell dealers
were now attracting attention
from the Government's Price
Control inspectors.
"Price control was at one sta-
tion this morning, and threat-
ened to bring the dealer before
the courts if they did not change
the price," the source said.
Anthony Robinson, FOCOL
Holdings' managing director,


did. not return Tribune Busi-
ness's voice mail seeking com-
ment before press deadline.
Many dealers in the past have
argued that the retail petrole-
um industry's 'floating margin'
price control structure is at the
root of much of their difficul-
ties, forcing the entire sector to
operate at.a loss.
. WithLtheir-margins fixed,
Bahamian gas station dealers
earn a decreasing percentage
per gallon of gasoline sold as


the price rises.
And this problem had been
made especially acute with the
recent explosion in global oil
prices, which hit $145 per barrel
this summer before sinking to
the level of around $70-$80 per
barrel it is now hovering at.
Retailers
In 2002, when Bahamian
petroleum retailers last experi-
enced an increase in their fixed


margin to $0.44 per gallon, that
ensured they earned 15.7 per
cent out of the $2.80 per gallon
price that gasoline was then sold
at.
But following the oil price
explosion, per gallon prices rose
to $5.36, while the retail mar-
gin had remained the same. As
a result, Bahamian gas station
retailers had seen the per gallon
percentage that made up their
earnings fall to 8.2 per cent from
that 15.7 per cent.


GET MORE FOR LESS


VTHE TREE DEPOT

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plants:
Ti PLants (assorted)
Promeliads
Ornamental Grass
Bougainvillea (New Colors)
Crotons
Ferns


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E AIRPORTAUTHORITY 1

UNIFO RMTENDER

Tenders are invited for a one [1] year contract for the making and
supplying of Uniforms for Security Officers, Screeners and
Firefighters of the Airport Authority as follows:

*.Navy Blue Trousers with stripe down the side [male/female]
*Long Sleeve Navy Blue Jacket [male/female]
*Navy blue windbreaks with heavy lining A/A Logo Patch
*Rain coats with hoods A/A Logo
*Female skirt with stripe down the side
*White shirts [Iong/short]sleeve
*Shoulder Patch
*Shoulder Badges
Shoes [male/female]
Stockings
Socks
*Caps [male/female]
*Cap Badge
*Neck Ties ."
*Leather black belts 2" wide

*Samples of the uniforms may be inspected at the Security Offices
located in the former Police Station, LPIA between the hours of
9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily Monday to Friday.

2. Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes addressed to
the Actg. General Manager, Airport Authority, Lynden Pindling
International Airport and must specify "TENDER FOR
UNIFORMS". The Airport Authority reserves the right to
reject any envelope not properly addressed and/or not
specifying "TENDER FOR UNIFORMS". Faxed Tenders
will not be considered. The Authority also reserves the right
to reject any and all Tenders without assigning any reasonss.

3. Tenders must be received by Friday, October 31, 2008 no
later than 4 p.m.

4. ..Opening of Tenders will be held on Tuesday, November 4,
2008 in the Board Roor- of the Security Department at which
time all bidders are inv :ed to attend.


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are looking for applicants to fill the
following positions.

Managers

Buyers

Loss Prevention Officers

Butchers

Buyers









Competitive salaries and benefits with
high incentives

Experience not required but a great attitude and
enthusiasm essential.

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is presently considering applications
for the following position:



CHEF

This position is open to candidates with the
following qualifications:

- A high school diploma is required.
- Training at the Hotel Training College or
equivalent training in the culinary arts.
- Three years experience as a Chef.

Personal Attributes:
- Must be able to work shifts and weekends.
- Must be flexible, a quick learner and
adaptable to change.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or
U.S. citizens who are eligible for employment'
under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Please submit resume and three references
via e-mail fernanderra@state.gov
addressed to the Human Resources Office
no later than Friday, October 24, 2008.

Telephone calls will not be accepted in
reference to this advertisement.


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Politicians have been reluc-
tant to increase the prices of
price-controlled staple com-
modities, such as petroleum
gasoline, for fear it will lose
votes among consumers who
have to live with the increases.
Yet if an industry is forced to
effectively subsidise consumers
by selling its products at a loss,
or a price that does not cover its
overheads, then they have no
incentive to maintain supply
long-term and will simply go
out of business.
A number of gas station
dealers have done just that,
judging from the number of
closed stations seen around
Nassau.
Yet if floating margins were


introduced, with retailers earn-
ing a fixed percentage of each
gallon sold rather than a fixed
amount their earnings would
remain proportionately the
same, increasing and decreas-
ing based on global oil price
movements.
Out of their $0.44 per gallon
margin, Bahamian petroleum
retailers for Shell, Esso and
Texaco have to cover substan-
tial overheads labour, elec-
tricity, water, business licence
fees, National Insurance Board
(NIB) contributions and other
forms of business insurance.
They are also required to pay
rent to the three oil companies,
plus franchise fees and a per-
centage of sales.


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LAWSUIT, from 1B
questions that Owen Bethel's
Bahamas FilmInvest Interna-
tional group had "failed to meet
certain thresholds requiring
payments".
He also alleged that Bahamas
FilmInvest International had
failed to inform him that the
Government had told the group
it would not approve its pro-
posed multi-million purchase of
the Bahamas Film Studios.
They failed to meet certain
thresholds requiring payments
... for example they were to
have paid off an $85,000 debt
to Islands by Design," Mr Fuller


More

'insight'

needed for

regulatory

consolidation

FROM page 5B

The Government has to
date appeared to be leaning
in favour of the UK FSA
model, and Mr Laing said:
"We have done things, and
that has led to administra-
tive gains in consolidation,
but the legislation to bring
it about whether it's a
one-pronged or two-
pronged model requires
some insight that we may
not necessarily have."
Mr Laing said that while
the legislation could be
enacted, bringing financial
services regulators together
did not necessarily result in
efficiency and administra-
tive gains, as some parts
could still function as if
they were independent
supervisory bodies.
It was for this reason that
outside expertise was being
sought.
The Government has
moved to kick-start the reg-
ulatory consolidation,
process, at least from -
physical perspective, wit!
the Registrar of Instrances
Office and the Conplianve
Commission moyng irto
the same office building as
the Securities Conmisiion
off Shirley Street
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told Tribune Business.
"We believe that they failed
to adequately fund certain
promised escrow accounts.
They failed to notify us that the
Government told them that
they wouldn't agree to our con-
tract. We believe that they were
unable to provide adequate evi-
dence of funding to the govern-
ment to fulfill the mandates of
the Heads of Agreement, there-
by jeopardizing the promised
payments of some $500,000 to
local Grand Bahama merchants
and vendors."
Mr Fuller added that
Freeport would be the chosen
arbitration venue, and said that
at a minimum he would be
seeking a solution or court rul-
ing requiring Mr Bethel's
group to pay outstanding sums
owed by the Bahamas Film Stu-
dios.
Yet refuting Mr Fuller's var-
ious allegations one-by-one yes-
terday, Mr Bethel, who is pres-
ident of the Nassau-based Mon-


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SUSAN CULMER
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DAMON CUMMINGS
SHAWN SMITHj
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taque Group financial services
provider, said: "This is typical
Ross Fuller in regards to want-
ing to see where he can take
any action.
"I see it as Ross Fuller pos-
turing to see how much leverage
he can get from a deal where
he could not deliver the assets
that were subject to the agree-
ment."
That is a reference to the fact
that the Government has
moved to renegotiate the Heads
of Agreement for the Bahamas
Film Studios, exploiting the fact'
that Mr Fuller's company has
defaulted on its obligations
under that agreement and lease
payments.
The Gtovernment subse-
quently moved to reduce the
land available to the project
from 3,500 Crown Land acres
to just 120 acres, leaving the
seller without the valuable addi-
tional real estate and just the
existing film studios.
Meanwhile, Mr Bethel said


the Bahamas Film Studios
chairman had "raised the spec-
tre of arbitration" several weeks
ago when the sales agreement
signed by the two parties
expired.
"He believes we breached the
agreement with him," Mr
Bethel told Tribune Business,
adding that Mr Fuller was act-
ing on "hearsay" because the
Government had not told
Bahamas Filmlnvest Interna-
tional it would refuse to
approve the group's purchase
and development plans.
"He was inferring we were
told by the Government they
would not approve us taking
over the site and project, but
he has yet to let us know where
he got that information from
and how we were informed by
the Government," Mr Bethel
said.
"The only information we
have been receiving is the Prime
Minister's statements in the
press. The Prime Minister's


INGRID HAMILTON
* PUBLIC HOSPITAL AUTHORITY
CRYSTAL GLINTON
TANYA MOLLER
SIMONNE BOWE
CORY FARQUHARSON


statements did not refer to
rejecting our project, only rene-
gotiating the terms of the Heads
of Agreement [with Mr
Fuller]."
On the question of paying the
$85,000 debt owed to Bahamian
company Islands by Design, Mr
Bethel said this was always con-
ditional on the Government
approving Bahamas FilmInvest
International's purchase and
business development plan. As
this had not been approved, no
payment would be made.
"There's no business sense in
paying off a debt if we cannot
move forward with the Gov-
ernment," Mr Bethel said. "The
payment to Islands by Design
was, subject to us getting


approval to move forward with
the project from the Govern-
ment."
As for the funds in escrow,
.Mr Bethel said Mr Fuller could
easily verify that Bahamas
FilmInvest International had
fulfilled its obligations by check-
ing with the various law firms
holding the monies. One of
these law firms was the one act-
ing for Mr Fuller.
The Montaque Group presi-
dent said Bahamas FilmInvest
provided all necessary details
on its financing and principals to
the Government to enable it to
conduct due diligence on them
and their wherewithal. No con-
cerns were ever expressed by
the Government.


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CFA SOCIETY OF THE

BAHAMAS

Invites You to Our:

ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY AND

CFA PROGRAM INFORMATION EVENING

'AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CFA (CHARTERED
FINANCIAL ANALYST) PROGRAM AND THE
EDUCATION REVIEW COURSE"


DATE:

TIME:


PLACE:




GUEST SPEAKER:


COST:

RESERVATIONS:


Friday, October 24th. 2008


6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres
6:30 p.m. Presentation

Govermons Ballroom "A"
British Colonial Hilton
One Bay Street

Charles W. L. Deale, Head of Society Relations
CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia

Complimentary

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TOPIC:


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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

The Pubic Utilities Commission (PUC) in exercise of its powers and functions under
Sectionf,(5) of the Telecommunications Act (Ch. 304) gives notice that it is conducting
a Publi( Consultation on DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES between
14 Otober and 10. November, 2008. The purpose of the Public Consultation is
for the IUC to set out a framework and the methods by which it proposes to undertake
to resoye telecommunications-related disputes between licenced service providers.

The PIC invites and welcomes comments and submissions from members of the
public licenced service providers and other interested parties on its consultation
docunnt on Dispute Resolution Procedures. After the public consultation closes,
the PJC will issue a Statement of Results on the public consultation.

Perscs may obtain copies of the public consultation document either in:

(1) ;n printed booklet from the PUC Office, Agape House, Fourth Terrace East,
,off Collins Avenue, Centreville, Nassau; or

(2) By downloading it from the PUC Website at www.pucbahamas.gov.bs.

Perons may send their written submissions or comments on the public consultation
dooment to the PUC either:

(a. By hand, to the PUC Office, Agape House, Fourth Terrace East, off Collins
Avenue, Centreville, Nassau; or

(I) By mail, to the Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission, P.O. Box
N-4860, Nassau, Bahamas; or

/ () By fax, to (242) 323-7288; or

(d) By e-mail, to info@pucbahamas.gov.bs

The deadline for receiving submissions and comments is 5:00 PM on 10th November,
2008.

/ Dated 6th October, 2008
Michael J. Symonette
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commissioyn
Agape House
Fourth Terrace East, Centreville
P.O. Box N-4860
Nassau, Bahamas.
Fax: (242) 323-7288

E-mail: info@pucbahamas.gov.bs


The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a globally recognized
standard for measuring the competence and integrity in the fields of portfolio management
and investment analysis. Three levels of examination verify a candidate's ability to apply
the fundamental knowledge of investment principles across all areas of the investment
decision-making process.
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
outline of the 2008-09 Education Programs planned for Level I, II, and III candidates. A
Q&A Panel Session will follow the presentations.


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008, PAGE9B


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THE TRIBUNE


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


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Lot No. 18o, -oral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour

All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being lot # 186, of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour Waterways, situated in the western district of New Providence.
Located on this property is a single family residence comprising of approximately 2,482 sq. ft. of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms,
kitchen, living, dining, family & utility rooms with office (loft), the residence is also equipped with 2-car garage with electronic doors the land is on a grade and level; the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods.
Appraisal: $427,726.80

take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins drive, the subject property will be the 1st house on the right.
side painted all white.


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

SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores
Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a
two storey building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately
1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is
approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right
with garage.


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b
with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land
is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the
lowside. A 'concrete block structure, with asphalt
shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length
of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and
the floors of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $265,225.00


LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLER'S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25

1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
giS^, complex. The land is on a grade andlevel and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
'during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.


Lot No. 3 Yamacraw, Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being
lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
I building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
L--. bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
Sunit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land
.. .is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $313,016.00
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.


Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
of All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
-. .- .-... of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
"" '"in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
S'-., the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
S. .. bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms Units. and an approximately
S" ,.9yr old one bedron apartment building comprising of 382.sq.
--. .. : ....... ... ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on' a grabe
and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the
year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides
and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvdl. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.


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


ELEUTHERA LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER.BOGUE

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera,
this site encompasses a commercial building consisting of a restaurant and disco thdt is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which
includes male & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial kitchen and storage improvements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda,
752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This building is central air-conditioned.
Appraisal: $490,671.00

This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower
Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.


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


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


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



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of-the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is
bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a
distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and
running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of
approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful
with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
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LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of
Ingraham's Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, qne of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11 B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running
thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed
with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00




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


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LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS, LONG ISLAND

All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq ft, more or less, having a 150 ft of road frontage & running back 200 ft at its most is located within the
Stella Maris Subdivision in North Long Island one of the Island of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Located on this property is a 6yr old split level
residence consiting of approximately 3,058 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroms, living, dining & tv rooms, kitchen & breakfast
room, also a garage which serves as a laundry room. There is also,attached to the home a 10,000 gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of tiled
patio.
Appraisal: $658,000.00


HAMILTON'S, LONG ISLAND
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island, and comprising of
approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a 35yr structure. A simple style home
consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. the home however is consisted of 2 separate constructions; 613.60 sq.
ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and telephone.
Appraisal: $67,000.00.
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.


LOT NO. 359,
ELIZABETH
.ESTATES

All that lot of land being Lot No.
S359, in the subdivision known as
- .---- Elizabeth Estates situated in the
eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas & having an area of
approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located
on the subject property is a 22 year
old single family. residence
comprising of approximately 871
sq, ft of enclosed living space
consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but
appearsto be sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains
low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees

Appraisal: $123,425.00
Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates -
Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma Gibson Primary School & turn right St. Vincent
Ave. the subject property will be located on the next corner on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St. Vincent
Avenue painted all white.


;(LOT NO. 62, LOWER
ill-Rop BOGUE) ELEUTHERA

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

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


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


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




Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
. All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways
through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.





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


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

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


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

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


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

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house
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Appraisal: $930,000.00


All that lot of land having an area
S- of 30000 square feet, being lot
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known as Westridge Estates
T Addition. Situate in the Western
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"'" Providence,
Located on the subject property is
a newly con-structed single storey
S' structure comprising 6,000 feet of
l..g sc A living space with a three Car
SGarage.
The building is 75% corripleted and
comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths study, living/dining, family room,
kitchen, laundry and generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
cover onthe Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on the right
hand side of the road.


Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00
A mulitfamrily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet of
living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of living
space that's 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the property up
to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has two bedrooms,
one bathroom, living and dining areas and
kitchen,
Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Road, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just before ..
reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road after
passing the pond. Subject is located on ihe Right side of
the road.


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LOT No. 21B FRASERiALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD Appraisal: $303,000.00
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'2,,' consisting of 8,400
Square feet i
4' developed with 'a split
:e leveled home with 1925
square feet of floor area
on the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square Weet and second
floor area of 735 square
feet. The building is of
sound construction
and completed in its
entirety. The ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room'. The second: floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living and
dining areas.
Directions.to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road opposite
Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.


LOT 31 TWYNAM ESTATES


Appraisal: $456,000.00


S'A single family property
comprising 11,350 square feet..

year old single family two storey

floor consists.of living, dining and
and other public areas. The upper
floor contains two bedrooms, orie
bathroom, Master Suite inclusive
of bedroom, bathroom and balcony.
Directions: 'avelling East on Prince. Charles Drive, turn Right at Supeir Value igood
Store. Proceed to the T junction. Turn left, then an immediate Right. Property is
located near the Dead End corner on the Right side of the road.


LOT 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK
Located on this 4,200 square
feet. sihgle/multi family
property is a 20-year-old
building of T-111 wood with.
concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,198 square
feet of enclosed space. The


Appraisal $136,000.00


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


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Appraisal: $335,000.00


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


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


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


PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT
ELEUTHERA


Appraisal: $112,105.00


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



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


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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is
developed with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon .is
a residence comprised of 3,645 square feet of .living
accommodations, inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry
and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of
600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket fencing
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BAHAMA SOUND #18
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665
The subject property is being


Appraisal: $220,180.00


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


EXUMA


Appraisal: $170,047.00


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


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


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



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









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


HUDSON ESTATES


Appraisal: $116,190.00


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




Lot 7 Block 8 BAHAMIA SECTION IV


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

Each building contains a total area of
two thousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet. Inclusive of the entrance
porch with an area df 182 square feet.
Each house contains an entrance
porch, living and dining rooms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a laundry area, adequate
storage and closet space.


Appraisal: $799,560.00


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DERBY SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT Appraisal: $112,680.00
Lot 14, Block 11 Derby|
Subdivision. Located on the
subject property of 11,250
square feet, is an incomplete
single storey single family
"house of approximately 1,008
S' square feet of enclosed living
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rear entrances.


Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT


Appraisal: $54,000.00


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


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


Appraisal: $219,614.00

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


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


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












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


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


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Energy p
FROM page 1B
Government, with the consor-
tium saying it could be opera-
tional within 12-18 months once
all approvals and financing is in
place. It will be financed entire-
ly from the private sector.
The project aims to generate
30 megawatts (MW) of elec-
tricity per day on New Provi-
dence from its waste-to-energy
conversion and supply this to
BEC.
Bahamas Renewable Energy
Resources said the plant could
produce multiple forms of ener-
gy. Apart from the direct ener-
gy supply into BEC's existing
transmission grid, it could also
develop bio-gas or synthesis gas


CARIBBEAN CENTER FOR CHILD
DEVELOPMENT
The Caribbean Center for Child DevelopiTent would like to
invite applications from qualified and experienced candidates
for the following vacancy, with immediate ggffect. Candidates
should hold the following qualifications inruding an
education/teaching certificate.
Teaching specialist in communication disorders: Position
duties include the selection of assessment tools and evaluate
children for speech/language delays and oral motor/feeding
difficulties. Design and implement a treatment plan according
to the needs of the children. Be able to provide training to the
child's family and school-based staff.
Position Requirements: Masters degree or higher in speech-
language pathology, teacher certified, board certified, five years
experience working with disabled children in the school
environment, training in working with children with an autism
spectrum disorder and children who are hearing impaired.
Fluency in sign language a plus!
Teaching specialist in occupational therapy: Position duties
include providing therapy services to children from birth to 21
years of age. This individual performs evaluations, planning,
intervention to a variety of children with disabilities including
developmental delay, sensory integration dysfunction, cerebral.
palsy and children with autism spectrum disorders.
Position Requirements: Bachelors degree of higher in
occupational therapy/physical therapy, teacher certified, board
certified, five years experience working with disabled children
in the school environment. Specialized sensory integration
training a plus!
All interested candidates should apply as set out below by
letter, email or fax (364-5427) as soon as possible. Applications
MUST include the following:
* letter of application
* a personal statement
* a full curriculum vitae,
* either the names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax and
email numbers of three people who may be approached for
confidential professional references or the name and address
of the recruiting agency from which the candidate's
confidential dossiers may be obtained.
Information ortthe position being offered may be obtained from
the undersigned.
Michelle Major-Sanabria, Ph.D., NCSP
Clinical Director
Caribbean Center for Child development
28 Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza
Harbour Bay Medical Center
Box SS-19407
Nassau, Bahamas
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for BEC's existing turbines, or
bio-oil for the Corporation's
existing diesel generators.
Alternatively, the gas could
also be used to produce ethanol
for use in the Bahamas or
export.
"It is our energy. Waste is our
oil," Ms McKinney told Tribune
Business. "We will no longer
have dollars going out of the
country to buy oil. It's such a
win-win."
She added that the Bahamas
Renewable Energy Resources
project could lead to "millions
of dollars coming back in" to
this nation, through saving valu-
able foreign exchange reserves
on oil imports and carbon cred-


its.
Ms McKinney explained that
the plant's precise financial
earnings could only be worked
out once a power supply agree-
ment was concluded with BEC,
the group having submitted to
the Corporation a 'price per
kilowatt hour' that it proposed
to sell its waste energy at. Nego-
tiations over carbon credits, and
who derived benefits from
them, would also have to be
conducted.
Apart from Ms McKinney
and Waste Not, the group's oth-
er shareholders include other
Bahamian waste industry par-
ticipants, including Henry Dean,
of United Sanitation, and
Wellington Rolle of Impac.
Some 90 per cent of Bahamas
Renewable Energy Resources'
equity will be held by Bahamian.
investors, with a small share-
holding retained by its technol-
ogy partner,. Carbon Sequestra-
tion, a firm with 36 years' expe-
rience in alternative energies.
Bahamas Renewable Energy
Resources' directors include
Bennet Atkinson, an accoun-
tant who also sits on FamGuard
Corporation's Board; well-
known financial adviser Larry


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138 (4) of the International Business *Companies Act,
2000, CHERFORD HOLDING S.A. is in dissolu-
tion as of October 21, 2008.

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,sion services for Colonial Pen-
sion Services (Bahamas); con-
tractor Thomas Whitehead;
banker Bruno Roberts, a for-
mer Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) chairman; and
Larry Smith.
The Bahamas Renewable
Energy Resources proposal, like
the other two waste-to-energy
projects disclosed exclusively
by Tribune Business this week,
aims to tackle two of the main
problems facing the Bahamas'
future solid waste disposal (the
environment) and energy gen-
eration (economics).
In its June 2008 concept
paper, Bahamas Renewable
Energy Resources said that out
of the 300,000 tonnes of solid
municipal waste produced
annually in the Bahamas, some
75 per cent or 225,000 tonnes
was produced in New Provi-
dence.
"All of this waste currently
goes into the Harrold Road
landfill, which poses health haz-
ards, occupies valuable space
and is expensive and unpleas-
ant to operate," Bahamas
Renewable Energy Resources
said.


"Each ton of solid waste
emits one ton of methane, a
powerful greenhouse gas that
fuels toxic underground fires
and contributes to climate
change.
"Leachates from the landfills
can infiltrate and poison
groundwater reserves. Huge
quantities of discarded tyres are
breeding grounds for disease
vectors like mosquitos. And the
garbage simply builds up in the
landfill without serving any use-
ful purpose."
To solve this, the group's con-
. cept document said: "Bahamas
Renewable Energy Resources
solution will turn waste into
resources, produce no harmful
emissions, divert waste from
landfills, run on the energy it
generates and recover 100 per
cent of recyclable materials all
invaluable benefits to the envi-
ronment and public health.......
"Requirements for success
are exclusive access to the New
Providence waste stream for a
period of 20 years, an accept-
ably-priced power or fuel pur-
chase agreement with BEC, an
acceptably priced potable water
purchase agreement the Water
& Sewerage Corpbration, the
provision of land for a waste
processing facility at Harrold
Road, plus the waiver of import
duties and taxes on plant mate-
rials and equipment."
Ms McKinney yesterday
explained that the thermal con-
version process and use of heat
could, as a byproduct, create
some 2,300 gallons of potable
water per minute through
reverse osmosis.
This water could then be sold
to the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration and help meet New
Providence's 10 million gallon-
per-day demand for fresh water.
With the barging operation
'from Andros being phased out,
and the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration being desalinated
water from independent
providers, some seven million
gallons of that amount was now
being supplied by reverse osmo-
sis plants.
Bahamas Renewable Energy
Resources said in its concept
paper that due to the high water


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138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
(No.45 of 2000), PASADENA SERVICES LTD, is in
dissolution. Mrs. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and
can be contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborogh
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plant's 'millions' in 'Triple Bottom Line' benefits


table in the area, which was
between three to 10 feet below
the surface, there was limited
scope to excavate and increase
the depth at the 100-acre Har-
rold Road landfill.
By "taking on the cost and
burden of solid waste manage-
ment in New Providence",
Bahamas Renewable Energy
Resources is proposing to save
the Government some of the
$164 million in recurrent spend-
ing that was pumped into the
Department of Environmental
Health Services (DEHS) in the
2007-2008 Budget.
The DEHS collects 70 per
cent of the 230,000 tonnes of
municipal solid waste generated
on New Providence every year,
with the remaining 30 per cent
collected by the four private
sector carriers.
And then there was the oil
price. With global crude oil
prices at $130 per barrel when
its paper was produced,
Bahamas Renewable Energy
-Resources said: "Since electric-
ity in the Bahamas is produced '
by oil-fired generators, the K
country's fuel bill represents
one-sixth (about $1 billion) of '
GDP and oil supplies must be '
secure to keep the economy
running."
Ms McKinney said the
group's proposed project'would f
"start to create other industries"
around it via the materials it v
recycled. A
Apart from saving on the hills
and soil cut down to cover the a
daily landfill deposits, she a
explained that glass, metals and ,
other green waste would be
sorted and handed to appropri- -
ate recycling firms. '
Bahamas Renewable Energy
Resources planned to partner
with Bahamas Tyre Recycling
Company to reduce the 400,000
discarded tyres per annum to
rubber mulch, which had a vari-
ety of uses, including "feed-
stock" for a waste-to-energy
plant.
A partnership would also be
forged with Green Systems to
separate and compost all plant
waste, providing farmers with
top soil and removing a major
source of greenhouse gas.


NOTICE : -.


FEH, INC_


Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice
is hereby given that the above-named Company has
been dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant
to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 14th day of October, 2008.


Lynden Maycock
Liquidator
of
FEH, INC.






INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2008, ALCA HOLDINGS
LIMITED is in dissolution. Mr Ian Ledger is the Liquidator and can
be contacted at Villa Graziella, 17 Avenue de la Costa MONACO. All
persons having claims against the above-named company are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts or claims
to the Liquidator before 21st day of November, 2008.



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THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008, PAGE 15B


Stock markets plunge over recession fears


By ELLEN SIMON
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Wor
stock markets sagged again
Wednesday as a barrage
weak corporate earnings stoke
fears that the government
financial intervention won
keep global economies out o
recession.
Poor earnings from larg
companies in disparate sectors-
' Wachovia Corporation, Boein
and Merck & Company illus
treated how wide the downturn
had spread. One bright spot wa
McDonald's Corporation
where third-quarter profits rose
thanks to the strength of its
Dollar Menu.
Even with the aggressive
steps the government has
already taken, Treasury Secre-
tary Henry Paulson told inter-
viewer Charlie Rose Tuesday,
"Clearly, we're going to have a
number of difficult months
ahead of us in terms of the real
economy."
Most major indexes fell more
than three per cent, including
the Dow Jones industrial aver-
age, which was down 290 points
in midday trading. Oil prices hit
lows last,seen in June 2007,
trading below $68 a barrel on
worries about weakening
demand.
Asian markets veered sharply
lower Wednesday, with Tokyo's
Nikkei index tumbling 6.79 per
cent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng
was down 6.2 per cent, while
South Korea's main index shed
5.1 per cent.
The major European indexes
Britain's FTSE 100, Ger-
many's DAX and the CAC-40
in France all slipped about
four per cent.
In South America, Brazil's
Bovespa dropped more than
seven per cent after opening
and Argentina's Merval index
dropped more than 16 per cent,
after falling 11 per cent Tues-
day; Argentina's president
announced plans to nationalize
private pension funds to pro-
tect retirees from the global
financial crisis.
World leaders will gather in
Washington on November 15
to discuss the meltdown. A
senior administration official
said Wednesday that the forum-
will be the first in a series of
,'international meetings to dis-


cuss what economists predi
could be a long and deep dowi
turn.
ld For many US companies, th
in damage has already begun.
of Wachovia, which is bein
*d bought by Wells Fargo fo
's about $14 billion in stock, said i
't lost $23.89 billion in the third
)f quarter, down from earnings o
$1.62 billion in the same quarter
e a year ago. Airplane maker
- Boeing reported its earning:
g slumped 38 per cent as a strike
halted production of commer-
n cial jets.
s Merck & Co. said it will slashl
, 7,200 jobs as part of a new
e restructuring programme. The
s drugmaker's third-quarter prof-
it plunged 28 per cent, partly
due to flat sales. Earnings also
s fell at paper company Kimber-
ly-Clark Corp., insurer Well-
Point Inc. and drug developer
Wyeth.
"We are going into what is
very clearly a recession mode,"
Blake Jorgensen, Yahoo's chief
financial officer, said in a Tues-
day interview. Yahoo is slashing
1,500 jobs while it braces for a
deep downturn likely to extend
well into 2009.
"Right now we have nine mil-
lion Americans out of work,
that's up from six million this
time last year, and to every trad-
er on the floor, to every trader
upstairs, that's the most impor-
.tant number" because con-
sumer spending makes up two-
thirds of the economy, said
Alan Valdes, vice president of
trading firm Hillard and Lyons.
A week after Paulson
announced the administration
would spend $250 billion to buy
stakes in US banks, the Federal
Reserve stepped up Tuesday
with a new programme to help
money market mutual funds
that have been squeezed by
worried investors demanding to
cash out their holdings.
The Fed said it would pro-
vide up to $540 billion in financ-
ing though a programme run byl
JPMorgan Chase & Co. to. pur-
chase from mutual funds cer-
tificates of deposit, bank notes
and commercial paper. The pro-
gramme, to be called the Mon-
ey Market 'Investor Funding
Facility, is designed to revive
the market for commercial
paper, short-term loans that are
critical for keeping businesses
running:.


ct Money market funds hold
n- about one-third of all commer-
cial paper and Fed officials said
e that about $500 billion had
flowed out of prime money
g market funds since August as
r investors became increasingly
it worried about their ability to
d redeem shares. On September
f 18, the Treasury Department
r announced that it was tapping a
r $50 billion Treasury fund to
s provide guarantees for the
e assets in the money market
accounts.
The Fed announced Wednes-
day it will boost the interest rate
paid to commercial banks on
excess reserves.
Paulson said in his television
interview that banks might use
part of the money they receive
from the government to make
acquisitions of weaker banks.
The initiatives seem to be
having a positive effect. Yields
on Treasury bills and the inter-
est rates banks charge each oth-
er have both fallen back to late-
September levels. Bank-to-bank
lending rates fell sharply
overnight. The London Inter-
bank Offered Rate, or Libor,
on three-month loans in dollars
fell to 3.54 per cent from 3.83
per cent, dropping for an eighth
straight day. Libor is important
because many mortgage and
credit card rates are pegged to it
and it's a good barometer of
banks' willingness to lend.
Meanwhile, members of Con-
gress are moving forward with
efforts to overhaul the regula-
tory system. The changes could
be the most sweeping since the
1930s, when Congress
revamped how the financial sys-
tem was regulated in response
to the 1929 stock market crash
and a wave of bank failures.
Democrats in Congress are
also pushing efforts to assem-
ble a second economic stimu-
lus programme that could total
$150 billion or more. On Mon-
day, Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke said a "significant"
stimulus package is appropri-
ate. The White House has yet to
endorse the idea, but has said
President Bush was at least will-
ing to consider a second stimu-
lus measure.
Associated Press writers
Michael Liedtke in San Francis-
co and Martin Crutsinger in
Washington contributed to this
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008, PAGE 19


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Iraqi Cabinet says U;
-. -....,-------,,. U By ROBERT H. REID
,,. Associated Press Writers
.. ,.a I BAGHDAD


A.DEMONSTRATOR looks on from behind railings as he stand next to
a banner of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr during a rally in Baghdad, Iraq,
on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, to protest a draft U.S.-Iraqi security
agreement. The mass show of opposition comes as the United States
and Iraqi leaders try to build support for an accord that would extend
the presence of American forces in Iraq beyond the end of this.year.


Iraq's Cabinet decided Tues-
day to ask the U.S. for changes
to the draft agreement that
would keep American troops
here three more years, as key
Shiite lawmakers warned the
deal stands little chance of
approval as it stands.
The decision, reached in a
closed-door meeting that last-
ed nearly six hours, raised doubt
that the agreement can be rati-
fied before a new American
president is elected next month.
Parliament must approve the
draft before the current U.N.
mandate expires on Dec. 31 or
no legal basis will exist for the
U.S.-led military mission.
Such an outcome would force
hard decisions in Baghdad and
Washington on the future of the
unpopular war.
Critics maintain the draft falls
short of Iraqi demands for full
control of their own country


S pact

after nearly six years of U.S.
occupation. Supporters insist
Iraq still needs U.S. military and
political support as it builds its
security forces and governmen-
tal institutions.
Opposition, however, is divid-
ed, with different parties object-
ing to different parts of the
agreement, which could make
it difficult to win broad support
for the entire document before
the year end deadline.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Mali-
ki and his ministers reviewed
details of the draft, hammered
out in months of tortuous nego-
tiations, and concluded that
changes were needed "to raise
the agreement to a nationally
acceptable level," government
spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said
in a statement.
Cabinet members will pre-
pare a list of proposed changes
to present to the Americans, al-
Dabbagh said without giving a
timeframe.
Government officials said al-
Maliki wanted the proposed


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changes submitted Wednesday
so the full Cabinet could con-
sider them Sunday. The officials
spoke on condition of anonymi-
ty because they were not sup-
posed to release the informa-
tion.
The officials said the minis-
ters of planning, defense and
interior which rely heavily
on U.S. support agreed to
accept the draft without any
changes. Others in the 37-mem-
ber Cabinet raised various
objections to the draft.
There was no immediate
comment from the U.S.
Embassy and no indication
whether the U.S. would agree to
further changes. Foreign Minis-
ter Hoshyar Zebari said last Sat-
urday that it would be difficult
to reopen the negotiations.
In,Washington, State Depart-
ment spokesman Sean McCor-
mack said the Bush administra-
tion was waiting for a formal
statement 'from the Iraqis
before commenting.
Al-Maliki wants his coalition


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Cabinet of Shiites, Sunnis and
Kurds to sign off on the draft
before he sends it to parliament.
The prime minister, who is a
Shiite, fears he could end up
politically isolated if he pushes
forward with the controversial
agreement without solid politi-
cal backing. The agreement
calls for U.S. troops to leave
Iraqi cities by the end of June
and withdraw from the country
by Dec. 31,2011,.unless the gov-
ernment asks them to stay. It
would also provide limited Iraqi
jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers
and contractors accused of
major, premeditated crimes
committed off post and off duty.
But much of the resistance
has come from al-Maliki's fel-
low Shiites, who profited the
most from the 2003 U.S. inva-
sion that toppled Saddam Hus-
sein's Sunni-dominated regime.
On Sunday, al-Maliki's rul-
ing Shiite alliance expressed
reservations about the agree-
ment and called for unspecified
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IN THIS COMBO made from photos released on
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008 by China's Public Securi-
ty Ministry showing 7 of the 8 Chinese nationals
accused of plotting terror acts targeting the Bei-
jing 2008 Olympic Games. From top left Meme-
timing Memeti, Emeti Yakuf, Memetituersun Yim-
ing, Xiamisidingaihemaiti Abudumijiti and from
bottom left Aikemilai Wumaierjiang, Yakuf
Memeti, and Tuersun Toheti. Photo of the eighth
accused Memetituersun Abuduhalike was not
made available. Chinese police on Tuesday called
for the arrest and extradition to China of the
eight alleged Islamic terror group leaders and
core members accused of targeting the Beijing
Olympics.


blacklist in


* By CHRISTOPHER
BODEEN
BEIJING
Chinese police called Tuesday
for the extradition of eight alleged
separatists.accused of plotting a
campaign of terror to coincide
with the Beijing Olympics a
scheme that reportedly included
bomb attacks within China and
in unspecified countries in the
Middle East and South Asia,
according to the Associated Press.
A Public Security Ministry
spokesman said the eight men,
all Chinese citizens, were believed
to have financed, incited and
organized attacks during and
around the Aug. 8-24 games as
part of an ongoing insurgency
against Chinese rule in the tradi-
tionally Muslim west.
Wu Heping told reporters at a


November 7th & 8th


news briefing that the men were
members of the East Turkestan
Islamic Movement, a murky col-
lection of extremists believed to
be based across the border in law-
less areas of Pakistan and
Afghanistan.
The eight "seriously threatened
the security of the Beijing
Olympic Games and China's
social stability, while at the same
time composing a threat to the
security and stability of relevant
coun'aiies and the region," Wu
said.
Wu did not say in what country
the men were suspected of hiding
and left the briefing without tak-
ing questions:
He" said one of the men
planned to bomb a supermarket
popular with Chinese business
people in an unspecified Middle
Eastern country ahead of the


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opening of the Olympic Games.
Another suspect had prepared to
attack a Chinese club in a South
Asian nation, he said, without giv-
ing details.
The men also organized
numerous attacks within China
but it was not clear from Wu's
statement if any of them were
carried out.
After years of relative quiet,
the western region of Xinjiang
was rocked in August by a series
of guerrilla-style attacks and
bombings that killed 33 people.
Wu did not say if the eight men
were thought to be behind those
attacks.
The violence was reportedly
carried out by radicals among
Xinjiang's native Uighur ethnic
group, Muslims whose language,.
culture and religion are -distinct
from China's Han majority's.
Like Tibetans, many Uighurs
complain of a colonial-style Chi-
nese presence on their territory,
chafing under tight religious and
cultural strictures and complain-
ing that economic development
has disproportionately benefited
Chinese migrants.
Radical Uighurs opposed to
Chinese rule have long waged a
low intensity campaign of bomb-
ings and assassinations against
Chinese officials. But terrorism
experts say the struggle has taken
a deadlier, more radical turn in
recent years through exposure to
global terror groups such as al-
Qaida.
Seventeen Chinese Uighurs
have been held at Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba since their capture in
Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2001
despite having been deemed
unthreatening and cleared for
release.
China has demanded the
detainees be repatriated, but
Washington has refused to do so
because of fears they will tortured
and executed. Albania accepted
five Uighur detainees in 2006 but
since has balked at taking others,
partly for fear of diplomatic
repercussions from China.
China claims that it foiled a
number of terrorist plots this year
before they could be carried out,
including an alleged attempt by a
19,-year-old woman to blow up a
Beijing-bound plane with liquid
explosives in March: But it has
provided little direct evidence to
support claims that Islamic Mov&-
ment leaders based across the
border ordered the attacks.
Overseas Uighur activists say
such accusations are politically
motivated and designed to justify
strict curbs on religious, political
and cultural rights in Xinjiang.
Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for
the Germany-based World
Uighur Congress, said Tuesday's
announcement was part of an
attempt to .provide legal cover for
a wide-ranging crackdown on
Uighurs that followed the
Olympics.
China's refusal to publicly
release evidence or allow an inde-
pendent investigation into the
recent attacks undercuts its accu-
sations of terrorism, he said.
"I have never heard of these
people and none of these accu-
sations has been independently
confirmed, but I'm sure they will
use them to ratchet up pressure
further in Xinjiang," Raxit said
in a telephone interview.
In recent weeks, authorities in
Xinjiang have reportedly
detained hundreds of Uighurs in
security sweeps, banned many
from leaving the region and
stepped up supervision of
mosques. Business security con-
sultants International Risk said
the Chinese crackdown was like-
ly to continue.."In the aftermath
of the Olympics, the Chinese
authorities have quietly stepped
up their crackdown in Xinjiang,"
the Hong Kong-based company
said in a report on global terror-
ism issued this month.
A news release issued at Wu's
press conference offered basic
biographical information about
the suspects and photographs of
seven of the eight men.
It identified one man, 37-year-
old Memetiming Memeti, as the
leader of the ETIM movement,
saying he had joined the group
in an unidentified South Asian
country after leaving home in
1998 and assumed the leadership
after its former chief was killed in
a skirmish with security forces in
Pakistan in 2003.
The statement said that under
Memeti's guidance' an unspeci-
fied number of terrorists sneaked
into Xinjiang and other Chinese
areas with plans to "sabotage the
Olympic Games by conducting
terrorist attacks within the Chi-
nese territory before the Games
opened."


He also allegedly "sent dozens
of terrorist teams to some Middle
East and west Asian countries to
raise funds and buy explosive
materials for terrorist attacks
against Chinese targets outside
Chinese territory."
Others accused include 33-
year-old university graduate
Tuersun Toheti, an alleged bomb
maker blamed for planning
attacks on Chinese targets out-
side the country.


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* By SUTIN
WANNABOVORN
BANGKOK, Thailand
A Thai court found former
Prime Minister Thaksin Shi-
nawatra guilty of corruption and
sentenced him Tuesday to two
years in prison, adding a new twist
to the country's paralyzing polit-
ical crisis, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.
The guilty verdict was the first
against the country's former
leader since he was ousted by a
2006 military coup after being
accused of corruption and abuse
of power.
Thaksin, 59, jumped bail and
fled to England two months ago
along with his wife, Pojaman, 51,
who was also charged. The
Supreme Court acquitted her on
Tuesday.
From his home near London,
Thaksin condemned the convic-
tion but said it was hardly a sur-
prise. "It was politically motivat-
ed since the court is a carry-for-
ward of the coup d'etat," Thaksin
told The Associated Press. "I'm a
politician and after I was toppled
by the coup, it's normal that they
will try every means to justify it."
The ruling was greeted with
excitement by the political move-
ment trying to force out the cur-
rent government, which they
accuse of being controlled by
Thaksin. Raucous cheers erupted
among several thousand mem-
bers of the People's Alliance for
Democracy, which has occupied
the grounds of the prime minis-
ter's offices since August. They
chanted, "Go to jail, go to jail!"
The charges stemmed from
allegations that Thaksin facilitat-
ed his wife's purchase of lucra-
tive Bangkok real estate from a
state agency in 2003, while he was
prime minister.
"The defendant was the prime
minister at the time. He should
have been honest and ethical and
should not have violated counter-
corruption laws," Thongloh
Chomngam, head of the court's
nine-judge panel, said in reading
from the lengthy verdict.
A prosecutor said the attorney-
general's office "will speed up"
its effort to extradite Thaksin,
who remains the country's most
influential politician.
A formal request has yet to be
made. "We set up a special task


force to handle Thaksin's extra-
dition process some time ago,"
said Seksan Bangsomboon.
"Tomorrow we will come and get
the verdict and have it translated
into English and then send it with
our request to the British gov-
ernment asking for the extradi-
tion of Thaksin."
Extradition across borders is
usually a lengthy and complicated
process, and many countries
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where there may be reason to


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able to remain in Britain.
"I was waiting for today before
planning my life," he said.
"I want to be a prominent busi-
nessman in the U.K. if the British
people will welcome me."
The Supreme Court's widely
expected ruling made Thaksin the
first politician convicted of cor-
ruption committed while prime
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Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle, baged on a 9x9 'grid with
several given numbers. The object is td'pface 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
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fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.


Saturday's
Sudoku Answer


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Across
1 Asteroid (5,6)
9 Parvenu (7)
10 Break out (5)
11 Require (4)
12 Making a broadcast
(2,3,3)
14 Group of seven (6)
16 Declare positively (6)
18 The Last Judgment
(8)
19 Trudge (4)
22 Combination (5)
23 The currency (7)
24 Expression of
surprise (4,7)


Across
1 The offence of one coming
to light (4-7)
9 The more complicated
mathematical proof (7)
.10 A sign that your car's not
working? (2,3)
11' Nail turned blue (4) .
12 Dollars stolen to obtain
ammunition (8)
14 Made up for having
the date wrong on the
inside (6)
16 It gives one a seat on a
Jumbo (6)
18 Performs successfully (8)
19 An overhead light (4)
22 Inside accommodation (5)
23 Hunter who gives the
game away if he loses his
head (7)
24 A patchy lot of comics?
(6,5)


Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Naples, 4 Ennobled, 9
Calais, 10 Liberals, 12 Nest, 13 Feast,
14 Star, 17 Model patient, 20
Admission fee, 23 Eyes, 24 Guard, 25
Topi, 28 Overload, 29 Metric, 30
Pushover, 31 Frieze.
Down: 1 Nickname, 2 Palisade, 3
Edit, 5 Nail scissors, 6 Owed, 7 Lean-
to, 8 Desert, 11 Recapitulate, 15
Clyde, 16 Enrol, 18 Of course, 19
Mediocre, 21 Recoup, 22 Rebels, 26
Alto, 27 Tear.


Down
2 Ancient Britons appearing
in pageants twice-nightly
(5)
3 A nobleman in a real
mix-up (4)
4 Protection for king caught
in an intriguing situation (6)
5 Keep a supply of drugs in
the kitchen? (8)
6 Made a score (7)
7 Gain advantage with
appropriate military music
(5,1,5)
8 There may be many calls
on it to change the
management (11)
13 Defeat makes no differ-
ence to mum or dad (8)
15 Shakespearean character
gets too involved about the
underworld (7)
17 Having a disease lays me
out (6)
20 Request we turn awry (5)
21 Just where you would
expect some fun (4)


Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Calais, 4 Euphoria, 9
Trader, 10 Free will, 12 Rant, 13
Cause, 14 Firm, 17 Cantankerous,
20 Unofficially, 23 Avid, 24 Renew,
25 Fuss, 28 Hanger-on, 29 Boring,
30 Serenade, 31 Walnut.
Down: 1 Cataract, 2 Learning, 3
Item, 5 Unrestrained, 6 Heed, 7
Raisin, 8 Aplomb, 11 Back of
beyond, 15 Jaunt, 16 Quail, 18
Illusion, 19 Eyesight, 21 Pathos, 22
Winner, 26 Mean, 27 Goya.


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4 Obvious (6)
5 Bluish violet gem (8)
6 Rival successfully (7)
7 Fried yolk uppermost
(5-4,2)
8 Having a big-name
cast (4-7)
13 Logically argued (8)
15 Conditional
stipulation (7)
17 Tactless (6)
20 Commit to memory
(5)
21 Capital of Ukraine (4)


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to have the queen of hearts for his
opening bid.
Nevertheless, at trick four Zia
crossed to the club queen, led a low
heart and finessed the ten. The heart
ace was followed by a club to the ace
and the heart king, felling West's
queen. Although the diamond finesse
later failed, South still finished with
10 tricks four hearts, four clubs,
the diamond ace and a spade ruff in
dummy.
How did Zia know West had the
heart queen? The answer is that he
didn't, but he had good reasons for
playing as he did.
First, West's spade continuation at
trick three, forcing dummy to ruff,
made it seem that he was trying to
protect a potential trump trick.
Second, finessing against West
was the better technical play. It
would bring in the entire suit if West
had started with Q-x or Q-x-x, while
a finesse against East would pick up
the suit only if he had started with Q;
x-x.
Third, if the finesse lost to East,
West would then become marked
with the diamond king for his open-
ing bid, giving declarer his contract
with the aid of a diamond finesse
later on.
And so, a lot more thought went
into Zia's successful "guess" than
might appear at first glance, which is
usually the case when a player of his
caliber "guesses" correctly.


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Opening lead king of spades.
Pakistan's Zia Mahmood, one of
the world's top players, is especially
noted for his ability to guess the loca-
tion of missing key cards.
In this deal from the 1984 World
Team Olympiad, Zia demonstrated
that there is often more to a success-
liul "guess" than first meets the eye.
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and West started with the K-A-Q of
spades, dummy ruLfing tihe third
spade wilh the heart fI'Mr. Zia could
see that a stUccessful trump finesse
would greatly aid his cause, and he
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CARS CARRYING members of the American delegation leave an isolat-
ed manor house in Vantaa, outside Helsinki, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008.
American and Russian military leaders met at the manor house in Fin-
land on Tuesday for unannounced talks, the highest-level military meet-
ing between the two countries since Russia's war with U.S. ally Georgia
in August. No details of the negotiations were given on Tuesday,


US, Russia hold


fence-mending


military talks


* HELSINKI, Finland
THE TOP U.S. military officer
held "businesslike" talks on Geor-
gia, Afghanistan and missile
defense with his Russian counter-
part Tuesday, a signal of thawing
relations between the two powers,
according to Associated Press.
Held at an isolated manor house
in Finland, it was the highest-level
military meeting between the two
countries since Russia's war with
U.S. ally Georgia in August. The
conflict strained already tense ties
between Washington and Moscow.
Adm. Michael G. Mullen, the
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, and Russian Gen. Nikolai
Makarov "discussed a wide range
of issues, including the future of
NATO and the current status of
missile defense systems in
Europe," said Kim Hargan, a
spokesman for the U.S. Embassy
in Finland.
Mullen later called U.S. Defense


Secretary Robert Gates, saying
they had a "productive, busi-
nesslike conversation," Pentagon
press secretary Geoff Morrell said
in Washington', adding that Gates
was pleased with the outcome.
A U.S. defense official said
Makarov, who became Russia's
top mihtary officer in June, sug-
gested the meeting and that the.
two milntar) leaders covered a
range of topics including Georgia,
Black Sea operations, and
Afghanistan as it related to NATO
involvement.
Makarov told Russia's RIA-
Novosti news agency that the\
talked about the resumption ot the.
Russia-NATO Council, which was
suspended after the Georgia war.
A decision on resuming the coun-
cil, a forum that brought NATO
countries and Russia together, will
be made in November or Decem-
ber "and this question remains in
the American's court," Makarov
was quoted as saying.


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