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BY MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
-OUTRAGED bus drivers
are refusing to service new
routes released by govern-
iment yesterday and called for
an alteration of the "nonsen-
sical" new fare scheme.
Officers and members of
the Public Transport Associa-
tion of the Bahamas (PTAB),
the largest bus company in
Nassau with about 180 buses,
have rejected routes released
by the Road Traffic Depart-
mentclairing they show total
disregard for- passengers'
needs identified by PTAB.
During a press conference
at PTAB's Edmira Plaza
headquarters on SoldierRoad,
association president Reuben
Rahming said he was shocked
by the routes that show no evi-
dence of the long negotiations
between PTAB and govern-
He said PTAB has been
working for years to identify
passengers' needs and ser-
viceable routes, and although
their association relayed this
information to government
through daily negotiations,
their advice has been ignored.
Mr Rahming said: "These
new routes are either not prof-
itable or nonsensical. They do
not reflect what we did.
"We pushed the issue that
new routes were needed, and
we researched them, but to'
have somebody just shove you
refuse to operate proposed s
changes to 'nonsensical' fare
PRESIDENT of the Public Transit Association of the Bahamas Reuben Rahming (right):and Tribune staff
officers Of the PTAB voice their views on newly proposed bus routes. "
" These, new routes are
either not profitable, or
nonsensical. They do not
reflect what we did.
aside, that is a problem.
"It is fundamental that you
at least show tle respect to
work in partnership with the
"We try to strive for what is
right and what is good and we
have been rejected," he said.
Mr Rahming said PTAB
drivers will, not service the,
routes in their current format,
and have contacted the Road
Traffic Department to rene-
PTAB's six proposed
routes designed to meet public
demand include the 22a
around Cowpen Road, Mar-
phall Road and the new South
West Junior School, as well as
the 22b along East Street, and
another from Fox Hill to Sea
Mr Rahming said: "The
persons in Marshall Road and
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Tribune Staff Reporter
have Hurricane Paloma being:
downgraded to a Tropical
Storm by the time it reaches
the Bahamas, but forecasters
warn the islands to be pre-
pared for flooding as it may
stall'and dump rain for days.
Strong winds and heavy rain
could appear in the southern.
and central Bahamas during
Sunday while New Providence
could also get some showers
from the outer bands of the-
storm over the weekend.
At 5.30pm last night the
16th named storm of the 2008
Atlantic hurricane season was
35 miles south of the Cayman-
Islands located at. 18.7 north
and 81.3 west.
Moving towards Cuba.
which has already suffered an
estimated $9 billion damage
in five storms including two
hurricanes this year, the cate-
gory two hurricane is expected
to strengthen to a category
, three within the next 12 hours.
Reaching the east central
70' 65 60' 5 .. 50.
coast of Cuba by late Satur-
day night early Sunday, it is
then forecast to weaken as it
heads north to the Bahamas
- and then "things get
"What's left of Paloma may
even come to a slow down
between Cuba and the
Bahamas early next week,"
said Bob Smerbeck, senior
"Probably the earliest we
could see some winds and rain
reaching 'the (central)
Bahamas would be during the
day Sunday, out ahead of
The central Bahamas
includes Exuma, Cat Island,
Long Island, Rum Cay and
"'So there's going to be
heavy rain that spreads north
across the Bahamas. Maybe
people are hoping for a little
water for the cistern their
could like this but unfor;
tunately you could have some
flooding and some potentially
damaging winds as well," sai
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TOURISM: Hotel management/ BHCAWU meeting
Wyndham waitresses face month's lay-off
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A four week struggle lies ahead of eight
Wyndham hotel staff members who became
the latest at the property to fall victim to the
tourism downturn on Friday.-
After a meeting between hotel management,
the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Work-
ers Union (BHCAWU) and the employees
themselves, it was decided that the cocktail
waitresses would be laid off for a month start-
The meeting was the second in a week
between hotel management and the union, the
first having taken place on Monday. It ended
* without a clear resolution on the workers' fate.
The union was keen to have the Wyndham
Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace casino take
the staff back and yesterday Robert Sands,
vice president of external affairs for Bahamar,
said "that's what's been agreed."
The.employees' loss could translate into a
minor win for the remaining 15 waitresses,
who may now experience an increase in their
work hours, Mr Sands confirmed.
Last week, employees in the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort's receiving department were. told
they would be temporarily laid-off for four
More than 40 line staff employees were made
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NEMA Director, Commander Stephen Russell, said
yesterday he is satisfied that his team and "all relevant
subcommittees" are prepared to "respond as necessary" to
The hurricane, expected to be. a tropical storm by the
time it reaches the Bahamas with heavy rain accompanying
it, was swirling off the coast of the Cayman Islands last night
as a category two storm.
Commander Russell said that having met with the
National Disaster Committee yesterday morning he has
been assured that all relevant Government agencies have
"personnel on standby who would go into the islands to do
a rapid damage assessment" if needed in the wake of Palo-
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PAGE 2, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER,82008THEOTRIB
Last night for Islands of
the World Fashion
Islands of the World Fashion Week
will draw to a close tonight, but there is
still time to buy tickets for the grand
The event has been held over the past
several days at the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel and the Atlantis Resort.
The event is intended to showcase the
work of established and new designers of
both garments and accessories either
based in or originating from the various
islands around the world, providing them
with a means to expose their designs to
international media, retailers, merchan-
disers and agents.
The event is endorsed by the United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cul-
tural Organisation (UNESCO) due to
the concurrent promotion of the themes
of cultural diversity, the environment
and climate change, the education of
youth on HIV/AIDS, and poverty alle-
viation as they impact small, developing
The event will contribute financial sup-
port to work in these areas through the
charitable organizations of YouthAIDS
and the Small Island States Foundation.
Fashion Week has featured the work of
Nick Verreos, the noted designer behind
the label Nikolaki.
Nick Verreos is best known as one of
the breakout designers.from Bravo's Pro-
ject Runway (second season), and winner
of the Barbie Challenge.
Launched in 2001, with his partner
P R, IS0N0FFI, PR!:,D~L.ND,:OCR
march to the
beat during their
drill and mini
chats with Dr
display and mini
David Paul, the line Nikolaki is carried in
stores such as Henri Bendel, Nordstrom,
Fred Segal, Diavolina, Aero & Co. and
Celebrities such as Marlee Matlin, Hei-
di Klum, Eva Longoria and Brenda
Strong of Desperate Housewives, Patri-
cia Arquette, Kathy Griffin and Nikka
Costa have all worn his creations.
So far this week, the British Colonial
and the Atlantis have been buzzing with
models strutting couture, ready-to-wear,
resort, swimwear, and accessories designs
from Barbados, British Virgin Islands,
Cuba, Fiji, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica,.
Madagascar, St Lucia, St Vincent and
the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago,
and the Bahamas.
Also showcasing their designs are Peter
Ingwersen of NOIR Illuminati II from
Denmark, Kevan Hall of Kevan Hall
Collection from the USA, and Kenneth
Cole from the USA who will receive the
Humanitarian Designer Award.
Buyers and agents from boutiques and
major clothing stores in the USA and
Japan are in attendance, looking for that
unique and attention-grabbing collection
More 30 fashion editors, journalists,
television crew s and fashion photogra-
phers are covering the event.
Anyone who wants further information
can visit the website www.islandsfashion-
week.com, or contact either Arianne Etuk
orRekenya Dean at 356-6133.
as man whom
* By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE emergence of
Barack Obama, a dedicated
family man, as the next
leader of the United States
may inspire Bahamian men
to reassert themselves as
patriarchs of their families.
Rev Patrick Paul, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Christ-
ian Council, told The Tri-
bune yesterday that for a
long time, the image of the
ideal father who loves his
wife and children has been
absent from the black com-
Instead, he said, young
men have been mostly
exposed to the gang lifestyle,
illicit music lyrics, and other
elements which encourage
Added to this, many chil-
dren in the country are
forced to grow up without
the support of their fathers,
and can therefore be more
easily led astray, he said.
"Barack Obama stands as
a man who persons can
admire and one whose fami-
ly values can be modelled
after. There is no doubt that
Mr Obama's success will
impact the next generation
of those who are growing up
without having a father in
their home," Rev Paul said.
Dr Sandra Dean-Patter-
son, head of the Crisis Cen-
tre, said she understands
that many local children
have been following the suc-
cess of president-elect Oba-
ma. She said the first family-
to-be is "a great display of a
healthy family relationship."
Mr Obama, she said, is not
only concerned about suc-
cess in terms of the election,
but also when it comes to his
Dr Dean-Patterson also
noted that although it is
good to stress the impor-
tance of a healthy, complete
family, "it is also important
for persons to understand
that if they come from a sin-
gle parent family, it doesn't
necessarily mean that they
will have difficulties in start-
ing or maintaining their own
family as a complete and
She said as long as the
most influential parent is
one who is nurturing and
caring, but also supports or
allows for a child to interact
with the other parent, that
child should be able able to
grown up as a complete indi-
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PAGE 2, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
0 In brief
A 25-year-old man from
Cowpen Road is in serious
condition in hospital after
being shot early yesterday
The man was in the area of
Carmichael Road and Faith
Avenue yesterday at 4am
when an unknown gunman
approached firing shots from
a weapon. The Cowpen
Road man sustained gunshot
wounds to his neck and
head. He was transported to
hospital for treatment. Inves-
tigations are ongoing.
Man, 28, in
A 26-year-old man was
taken into police custody at
Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport on Thursday
in connection with the pos-
session of $20,000 worth of
Officers of the Airport
Police Station at 10am on
Thursday apprehended the
suspect, a resident of Augus-
ta Street, after airport securi-
ty screeners carried out a
routine checkpoint search
and discovered the illegal
drugs. The security screeners
found one kilo of cocaine
strapped to the suspect's
stomach. The man was
attempting to leave the
Bahamas for the United
States. The cocaine, which
was concealed in a yellow
taped package, has a local
street value of $20,000.
A 26-year-old Augusta
Street man was arraigned in a
Magistrate's Court yesterday
on cocaine possession charges.
It is alleged that Timothy
Gittens on Thursday, Novem-
ber 6, took preparatory steps
to export a quantity of cocaine
out of the Bahamas. It is also
alleged that he was found in
possession of a quantity of
cocaine with intent to supply.
Gittens, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel at Court No. 8, Bank
Lane, pleaded not guilty yes-
terday to the charges. Accord-
ing to the prosecution, Gittens
was found in possession of two
and a half pounds of cocaine.
Gittens was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison. His case was
adjourned to November 15 for
a report and fixture for hear-
AN 18-year-old youth of
Deveaux Street pleaded guilty
in Magistrate's Court yester- *
day to drugs and weapons
Jermaine H Taylor of
Deveaux Street pleaded guilty
yesterday to possession of an
unlicensed black Pierto Baret-
ta 9 mm pistol and eight live
rounds of ammunition. He
also pleaded guilty to posses-
sion of a quantity of marijuana
and cocaine with intent to sup-
ply. Taylor was arraigned
with 10 others also from
Deveaux Street, before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at Court
No. 8, Bank Lane, yesterday.
The accused were all repre-
sented by lawyer Roger Min-
nis. They pleaded not guilty to
the charges. Three of the 11
accused persons, including
Taylor, were not granted bail
yesterday. The case was
adjourned to November 14.
by Mavado ban
* BY ALEX MISSICK
MINISTER of State for
Immigration Branville McCart-
ney said he would not have
changed his decision to deny
reggae singer Mavado entry into
the country, even if he had
known that funds from the Mil-
lennium Countdown Concert
were to be given to charitable
Mr McCartney also claimed
the promoters of the event met
with the director of immigration
and were told to "cease and
desist" advertising that Mava-
do was to perform.
"They were told before Mava-
do came into the country that
he was not to perform and they
allowed him to come. They
defied what we told them to do
and if there is any embarrass-
ment they caused it on them-
Immigration Minister said decision would
remain even if concert funds went to charity
selves," Mr McCartney said.
The minister said he had not
been aware that the singer was
allowed into the country three
months ago to perform. Had he
known about it, Mr McCartney
said, Movado would have been
denied entry on that occasion
"The prime minister has put
me in this position to make
those kinds of decisions and I
make these decisions everyday.
We have to determine whether
or not it is in the best interest of
the-country," Mr McCartney
SHe.said that as long as he is
Minister of State for Immigra-
tion, he will maintain the view
that promoters should not waste
their time bringing applications
for persons who promote vio-
lence and aggression towards
"I take into consideration my
daughters as well when I make
decisions pertaining to issues
that can affect young people. I
am obligated to do what is best
for the country and I am not
going to encourage persons who
promote aggression towards
women and violence to come
and perform in the Bahamas;"
Mr McCartney said his min-
istry does not want to disen-
franchise any person, business
or performer but wants to
ensure that they do what is best
for the country.
Sigma Management propri-
etor, Frank Forbes said there is
a long list of organizations and
individuals that benefit from the
funds made from the event.
"We specifically go through
the poor communities and pay
light bills for poor people. We
don't operate for any lime light.
We operate to help Bahamians
and the Bahamas. I have this
event to help Bahamians and I
listen to my people destroy
themselves and destroying the
people that are trying to help
them," Mr Forbes said.
President of the Bahamas..)
Christian Council, Rev Patrick
Paul, said they did not wish to
take food out of poor people'sI i
mouths, but added that not
everyone that provides for,;,
someone really loves that per-,,.
"Not because someone gives.
you something means that they
are truly looking out for you,"
The wealth of a society is built
on integrity and our responsi-
bility as a church to up hold that,
integrity," Rev Paul said.
"We will work in tangent with
the government in relation to
what we believe: the church and
state work together to the
degree that is best for the people_
and when it is in violation of
what the scripture teaches, weI
have to take a stand," he said.
Doris Johnson aims to make the grade
* School makes tutoring mandatory for 12th graders before BGCSE exams
* Educators see tutors as useful supplementary source of education
* BY ALEX MISSICK there are some children who should not areas like biology or any specific subject.
be taking the exam. That's why the This is their last chance for what we call ," _
TO improve, the academic perfor-
mances of its students, one public high
school is making it mandatory for 12th
graders to be tutored before they sit their
Doris Johnson Senior High School's
principal Linda Major told The Tribune
that her school has identified many sub-
ject specific teachers who will be paid a
minimum of $20 an hour to give tutoring
sessions to the senior students.
"I find that the students who are inter-
ested are the ones who attend (the tutor-
ing lessons). Our deputy head boy last
year received eight A's in all eight
BGQCSE,.sbjects he took. So he t9ok
advantage of' the tutoring sessions pro-
vided and'it worked out in his best inter,
est. So now we are targeting those who-
normally wouldn't attend, to increase
thqir chances of doing well in exams,"
Ms Major said.
With the national grade.:average at a
'D+', many Bahamians believe that stu-
dents should step up their studies by tak-
ing advantage of tutors to assist them in
specific areas in which they may be strug-
Gail Wisdom, director of Academia
and Special Education, said she believes
that tutoring is important, and that chil-
dren of all ages should be treated as indi-
"It is my philosophy that not everyone
is capable of writing the BGCSE because
national average is so low. "Teachers
need to realise that not everyone is not
going to be at the same level at the same
time, allow children to develop at their
own pace and give them the support that
they need," she said.
"If they were screening the children
for the exam and choose those who
passed the mock exams, the national
average would probably be a 'C' or 'C+'.
It's more important to allow children to
become equipped with the skills they
'need in realising their optimum level of
Patricia Collins, government's deputy
director of educatigiLor administrative
and support services, said the :ini-str
of Education offers tutoring sessions at
-the ministry for all ages and, ako pro-
vides a homework centre specifically for
12th grade students.
"We offer study halls and homework
centres for senior high school students
which are operated on select afternoons
every week, and it can vary from school
to school depending on the school's need
because one can not micro manage,".Ms
Collins said. Ms .Collins said students are
invited to come to the study halls, which
are always supervised and where they
can receive assistance in the core sub-
jects of English and mathematics.
"At the senior high school level, we
6ffer subject specific homework centres
(for) students who need assistance in
free tutoring services," Ms Collins said.
Ayanna Cartwright-Clarke, owner of
the Excelsior Tutoring Centre, specialis-
es in national exam preparation and has
decided to launch an initiative to assist
students who are interested in building a
robust educational foundation. She has
seen many of her students excel and suc-
cessfully navigate through life.
"One-on-one tutoring can be of
tremendous help in bringing, up our
national exam performances. Results are
based on the child's understanding as
well as application of the material. The
extra practice that tutoring gives allows
.for a higher amount of exposure to par-
ticular, concepts, or subjects, thus giving
the student a better chance of performiiing
"We have such a great need for tutor-
ing in general. However, in my experi-
ence, I have found that subjects needing
particular attention are reading, language,
math and science," Ms Cartwright-Clarke
She further said that while tutoring is
needed, it should never take the focus
off the school system the primary means
of receiving a good education.
"Tutors must understand that they
work in conjunction with the system, not
as main educators, but as a supplemen-
tary source of education. We are the
assistants to the system," Ms Cartwright-
Five Bahamian war veterans to be honoured.in Grand Bahama
* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Five Bahami-
an war veterans will be honored
at the 10th annual Remembrance
Day Parade in Grand Bahama on
Gerald Wildgoose, a resident
of Hunters; Wilburn Miller, of
Lewis Yard; James Roker, of
West End; Don Williams, of
Freeport; and Cecil Hepburn of
Eight Mile Rock are all Bahami-,
an World War II veterans who
are still living.
The 2008 parade will begin at
the Martin Town Primary School
at 3pm, and end at the St
Stephen's Anglican Church.
Zhivargo Laing, Minister of
State for Finance and the Public
Service, will be keynote speaker.
Cecil Thompson, deputy .direc-'
tor of education, said the
Remembrance Day Parade
ensures that generations of.
Bahamians and future genera-
tions will never forget the indi-
viduals, including Bahamians,
who made the ultimate sacrifice
and paid the ultimate price for
the freedoms, liberties, and civil
and human rights that are
Thompson said individuals
responsible for the establishment
of the Remembrance Day
Parade, in 1999, on Grand
Bahama, will also be recognized.
, They were: the late Mary
Nabb, retired educator and World
War II veteran; Monsignor
Ambrose McKennon, Rector of
Mary Star of the Sea Catholic
Church; Cecil Hepburn, World
War II Veteran; Cecil Thomp-
son, former district superinten-
dent for Grand Bahama District;
Stephen Plakaris, former direc-
tor of Operation'Hope; and Greg
Christie, director of public rela-
Mr Thompson said the
parade's founding members felt
they had a moral duty to ensure
that students throughout Grand
Bahama remember the war
heroes and veterans around the
He said that Mrs Nabb, a well
known educator and human
rights activist who died in January
2004, was a decorated World War
II veteran. Mrs Nabb lied about
her age so that she could serve in
Other Bahamian war veterans
still living are Bimini residents
Ralph Levarity, Salathiel Rolle
and Anthony Vega. All seven
veterans from Grand Bahama
and Bimini who served in World
War I (1914-1919) are now
Some 37 Bahamians who have
served in World War II (1939-
1945) have since died.
Special services will be taking
place all over the world on Sun-
day. In many parts of the world,
two minutes of silence are
observed at llam as -a sign of
respect for the eight/million who
died in the war.
ing canbe of
in bringing up our
national exam per-
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I find that the stu-
dents who are inter-
ested are the ones
who attend (the
* In the US, the day is recognized '
as Veteran's Day, and In the
British Commonwealth Nations
it is known as Remembrance
Day. Armistice Day is an official
holiday in France. And, in Bel-
gium, it is known as the Day of
Peace in the Flanders Fields.
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Welcome dilemma for newly re-elected Kerry
.JOHN KERRY is in a public relations
It's bad form to seem hungry for a Cabinet
post, particularly if you've just run for re-
election professing that there's nothing more
in the once-vast realm of your, ambition than
serving the good and decent people of Mass-
But despite his office's attempt to knock
the story down, Kerry is not only eyeing the
secretary of state's job, he has emerged as a
top contender for Foggy Bottom.
"I think it's serious and Kerry wants
it," says one person close to Barack Oba-
ma's campaign. "If you look at the list of
possibilities, you've got to see him among'
the top contenders."
Now, Kerry is easy to make sport of
because he tends to wear his ambition on his
And his collar. And his lapel. And a half-
dozen other places about his person.
But let's be clear: He'd be a terrific choice
for the job.
He's hardly the only one who's interest-
ed, of course. Another top contender would
have to be former UN ambassador Richard
Holbrooke, who was making the public
rounds in Denver during the Democratic
Indeed, in one eye-catching moment at a
foreign policy forum, Holbrooke dramati-
cally rebuked an apologist who tried to min-
imize Russia's invasion of Georgia.
Speaking to Holbrooke afterward, I noted
that Joe Biden's selection as Obama's tick-
etmate removed one of the' former ambas-
sador's major rivals for secretary of state.
To hear Holbrooke's reaction, one might
have thought he had no interest in a job he's
coveted for years.
Nevertheless, the tour d'horizon he
authored in a recent edition of Foreign
Affairs magazine was viewed by insiders as an
audition for the position.
Susan Rice, a former assistant secretary of
state under Bill Clinton, is also sometimes
mentioned, as is Washington mega-lawyer
and former Ted Kennedy aide Greg Craig,
though he's seen as a better fit for White
But no one brings more to the table than
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relationship with pivotal Middle Eastern lead-
ers. (With Senator Chris Dodd's decision to
stay at'the helm of the banking committee,.
Kerry will assume the chairmanship of For-
eign Relations next year should he remain in
Meanwhile, because'of his owfi presidential
campaign, Kerry is an internationally known
Put it together, and his appointment as
secretary of state would send just the signal
that Obama wants to convey about the
importance he puts on improving US rela-
tions in the world.
When Joe Biden won Obama's VP nod,
some tea-leaf readers viewed that as a posi-
tive for Kerry, thinking it removed a potential
rival for the nation's top diplomatic job. But
here's an interesting question: Would Biden
want Kerry at state?.
The two senators are genuine friends. Still,
if Biden wants to be the new administration's
foreign policy czar, it wouldn't necessarily
be in his interest to have Kerry a high-
profile figure with his own power base and
political relationships in the post. Howev-
er, The New Yorker recently quoted a Biden
spokesman as saying Biden has told Obama
he doesn't want to be a shadow secretary of
Either way, Kerry has credit in the bank -
with the president-elect.
His choice of Obama as keynote speaker at
the 2004 Democratic convention catapulted
the little-known US Senate candidate from
Illinois into the national limelight.
An early endorser of Obama, Kerry was
also a tough and able campaign surrogate,
so much so that he was the campaign's choice
to speak for the nominee on the last episode
of "Meet the Press" before the election.
With his own dream of being president
over, expect Kerry to jump if he gets offered
the secretary of state post.
And if he does, here's how he could make
up for his campaign dissembling: He could
reach into his political funds and donate to
the state or even to charity the couple
of million it costs to run a special election..
That would make it a win-win for everyone.
( his, article was written by Scot Lehigh -
The Boston Globe c. 2008).
for our Govt?
EDITOR, The Tribune.
Over the past few weeks,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has obviously been feel-
ing helpless with the many
requests that he confronts for
help from people grappling
with the unkind effects of
what is becoming a world wide
Decent Bahamians from all
walks' of life are beginning to
feel the pinch.
So in an effort to help, Mr.
Ingraham has announced sev-
eral programmes to assist peo-
ple who might be negatively
First there was the demand'
that the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation turn the power
back on for clients adversely
affected by increased fuel.
costs this summer.
Then there were increased
social service provisions fol-
lowed by help with electricity
bills from the private power
plant in Grand Bahama.
Faced with even more bad
economic news, Mr. Ingraham
has now announced mortgage
assistance for those falling on
No details on how this
might work have been
released yet, but these will no
It makes one wonder:
1. How people who have
previously lost their homes
when times were not so tough
will feel? Their equity is lost
until they can get back on
their feet. Are they deserving
of help too?
2. With the National debt
already over $3 billion how
does the government intend
to fund this new expenditure?
3. What impact will this
have on the country's foreign.
4. How will this all impact
liquidity working capital
5. Was a cost benefit analy-
sis done on this?
6. How many of these kinds
of programmes, like educa-
tional loans, etc, have ever
been successfully repaid?
7. How long will National
Insurance, the lone social
assurance entity, last in the
face of all this? Will the equi-
ty of the thousands of
Bahamian taxpayers go down
the drain in some other effort
8. Where and when will this
so-called assistance end?
9. Who will decide who is
worthy of help and who is
The list could go on, and
God knows, no one wants
to lose their home and the
equity they have accumulat-
ed after years of making mort-.
gage payments, but is this
Socialism of losses the right
approach for a government to
Why don't we hear Mr.
Ingraham and his supporters,
or Mr. Christie, leader of the
PLP and his supporters, sug-
gesting that these are times
that families must come
together to help each other?
Why don't they lead the
way by donating from their
public salaries to start a pri-
vate fund to help the less for-
A fund that will be properly
managed, with appropriate
safeguards to protect the
future prospects of collecting
the funds that are loaned out?
It's because they can dip
into the Public Treasury at
To paraphrase Milton
Friedman, it's always easier to
spend other people's money,
and why worry about it when
you have nothing to give but
what you take from the tax-
payers in the first place.
At the end of the day, it all
starts with the best of inten-
tions but ends with a country
History is replete with
Presumably Mr Ingraham
and the Bahamian Parliament
believe they can create a wel-
fare state that is different than
those that have existed in the
past, with outcomes that will
have no impact on future gen-
But we all know, when
something seems too good to
be true...it is.
Just ask the millions of
Americans and other citizens
of the world suffering the ill
effects of another financial
bubble that has burst.
It's too bad, but this pre-
sent crop of so-called leaders
might not be here to witness
the destruction of the Socialist
policies they are implement-
Ndr will they see or feel the
long road to recovery when
the country is finally dowr
graded to a basket case.
But at the present clip,
maybe that day is not as far
off as we hope?
Maybe some economic
realism will prevail before the
country goes any further down
Is BEC buying from the right source?
EDITOR, The Tribune.
I read the article quoting
Mr Basden of BEC comment-
ing on Dionisio D'Aguilar's.
comments on the transparen-
cy of the fuel surcharge that
BEC is charging.
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Due to The Traditional Remembrance Day
Service at Christ Church Cathedral, George
Street at 11:00 a.m., there will be one
morning service at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday
November 9th, 2008.
If Mr Basdeni has "No
Objection" to an outside audit
of the surcharge then one
'.assumes it is either too com-
plicated for any ordinary mor-
tal to understand or it is okay
according to the rules of the
What we should be look-
ing at is whether the buying
policy of BEC is what it
should be and the initial cost
of the fuel is as low as we
In other words are they buy-
ing from the right source?
And then we should be
looking at BEC's other costs
and perhaps then they can
become really transparent and
honest by explaining why their
initial charge to the customer
is so high -15 cents per Kw
and why we pay more if we
use more 18 cents a Kw
over 800 Kws.
Surely the cost of produc-
ing power must go down the
more you produce.
Perhaps Mr D'Aguilar
would like to extend the terms
of his audit.
We are fast approaching
the dark days of winter when
we all need power and until
the alternative energy plan of
BEC comes to fruition which
does not look like happening
in the immediate future if, of
course at all, we all should
keep hammering away at the
politicians and management
to make things right for the
PATRICK H THOMSON
October 31, 2008.
My conference speech
never alluded to Cuba
EDITOR, The Tribune.
I READ with interest a-letter that appeared in your paper on
Thursday, October 30, 2008 captioned "A reckless approach to
other people's money" by Mr Charles Poitier in which he
claimed that I gave a speech at the Globalization Conference
hosted by The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce in which I
"alluded to the fact. that Cuba was coming back and would be a
threat to our tourism product."
I simply point out that I never alluded to Cuba in my speech
at all. I read from a written text, which text I submit to you fo:
your own ease of reference. Further, I do not share the view that
Cuba now or when it "opens up", as people like to say, is or
would be a threat to The Bahamas.
If Mr Poitier heard thoughts about Cuba, he did not hear them
from me. Ordinarily I would not answer such a letter but the
misrepresentation is so blatant I felt compelled to do so. As for
the other thoughts which Mr. Poitier expressed in his letter, I
leave them to the good sense of your readers.
Minister of State
Ministry of Finance
October 30, 2008
NOTICE is hereby given that SONIA DATIS of GOLDEN
GATES #2, P.O. BOX CR-55647, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Natipnality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 8TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
PAGE 4, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
T H E T I B U N ES A T U R A Y O V E M BRL8 ,C0 0 8,NA GES
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the Minister of State for
week for illegal immigrants.
"He said while the majori-
ty of them are for menial
jobs, these are all jobs
Bahamian citizens could
have these same citizens
who are crying poor mouth
and saying they are jobless.
Yes, I know that no one
aspires to be a housekeeper
or gardener; but these are
good, honest jobs that would
put money in your pocket
and food on the table. In the
Hard Worker, Nassau.
"I am vex that no matter
how much people complain
and make noise, it sebm like
government can't keep our
traffic lights on! I am tired of
the traffic being backed up
on East Bay Street, by the
bridge, because three traffic
lights are not working.
"That creates a chaotic sit-
uation, especially in rush
hour traffic. It's unsafe and I
don't understand why Min-
istry of Works or whoever is
in charge of it can't handle
what seems like a simple task
like that. a job
Angry Motorist, .
"I vex because it seems
every other day when I go in
the food-store my money
Now I am a single woman
and I am shocked at how
expensive it is to buy gro-
ceries for the week and every
shopping trip I wonder how
big families make it.
"And I agree with the arti-
ist said more people will turn
to eating cheap, bad foods
because it's too expensive to
eat well. We as a country
really need to focus on pro-
ducing as much as we can
locally because pretty soon
we won't be able to eat."
Frugal Shopper, Nassau.
"Well you know I am hap-
py, happy, happy about
Barack Obama's historical
win on November 4. His vi c-
tory is important on so many
levels with race just being
one of them. I never thought
the American people would
reject the Republican party
so forcefully as they did, but
it seems they got some sense
and realised the past eight
years of hell George Bush
left them and the rest of the
we em s tor in." expensive
"I is happy with da' recent
annual police parade in the
Kemp Roand area. Dey even o
fing a stolen car m the
church yard almost next toi
the Urban Renewal officer
plus a rusty knife.
locally becausrmree pretty soonwth
we won'tthose bicycle to eat." who
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but maintains her optimism
* By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
ESPITE spending most of her life
confined to a wheelchair, having
her leg amputated and facing
numerous medical complications, one
young woman says she is optimistic about
life and strives continuously to make the
best of her situation.
Kaleisha Rolle told The Tribune that
when she was eight years old, it was discov-
ered during a routine medical examination
that there was a severe problem with her left
leg. She said that after doctors conducted
further tests, she was diagnosed with bone
Ms Rolle says she remembers it "as clear
as day" when the doctors gave her the ulti-
matum of having her leg amputated or fac-
ing a slow and painful death.
"When I gave the answer yes, I was pre-
pared for whatever the consequences would
be, because I understand that I was at a
major crossroad in my life," she said.
Ms Rolle explained that even though she
didn't have a full understanding of what los-
ing her leg truly meant, it was the right deci-
sion based on the options.
As she advanced through primary and
high school, Ms Rolle says she was confront-
ed with mixed attitudes from classmates -
some where helpful, assisting her around
campus, but with others poked her with pen-
cils and pulled her hair. She said she con-
stantly reminded herself that someday things
would get better.
However before that could happen/,things
got a lot worse. As soon as she entered the
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008, PAGE 5
* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
FREEPORT Minister of
Education Carl Bethel
announced that he is in the
process of establishing a teach-
ers service commission that is
"exclusively devoted" to
addressing the concerns of edu-
While speaking with teachers
at the Eight Mile Rock High
School on Thursday, Mr Bethel
said that there is a huge backlog
of concerns that need to be
addressed by the Ministry of
Minister Bethel said many
educators are awaiting reclassi-
fication, and many others are
still owed thousands of dollars in
salaries, rent allowances, and
"I have now sent a written
proposal to the Prime Minister -
what I want is a de facto teach-
ers service commission and a
sub-committee set up with pub-
lic servants that are devoted
exclusively to addressing the
concerns of teachers," he said.
"When I became minister
there was a backlog and there is
still a great backlog, but we have
worked so hard. We struggle
daily and we have addressed
most of the 1,200 concerns
before the ministry, but there
are probably many more that
have piled up again.
"I am always on my people
because you cannot expect
human beings to give their best
if you treat them with contempt,
if you do not pay them what you
owe them," the minister said.
Mr Bethel, who was criticised o
for walking out on teachers last
week, was applauded by Eight
Mile Rock teachers who had
assembled in the school's gym-
nasium on Thursday for a sched-
uled meeting with the minister
to voice any concerns they may
have regarding the recent health
and environmental issues at the
Bahamas Union of Teachers
president Belinda Wilson said
that a teachers service commis-
sion would be greatly welcomed
and supported by the union.
"The BUT is 100 per cent for
that and our members are in
support of it," she said.
Mrs Wilson said that a teach-
ers service commission is long
overdue and will be very bene-
ficial for addressing teachers
concerns in a timely manner.
She noted that hundreds of
teachers are still waiting salary
reassessment, rent allowance,
and some retired teachers are
still awaiting pension and gra-
"We have persons who have
retired and are waiting to
receive their money. It is hard
after you would have spent your
entire life in the profession and
still waiting, sometimes a year
and two years, to get your gra-
tuity and pension," she said.
Mrs Wilson said that a
teacher service commission was
one of the only items passed in
the 2001 referendum.
"I am happy to hear the min-
ister speak about a de facto
teachers commission, but I am
also disappointed that we have
so many lawyers in parliament
and they allowed a referendum
to go to the people without
doing their background work.
"Because from my understand-
ing we needed to change legis-
lation in order to bring a teach-
ing service commission into
being," she said.
With her workplace nestled
in the heart of Bay Street, she
says the lack of wheelchair
access makes her daily naviga-
tion to lunch spots, banks, and
even public restrooms a con-
"The government needs to
put railings on the side of the
roads, install ramps for street
access and buildings, and
enlarge the doorways to public
building so persons in wheel-
chairs can get in," she said.
.Ms Rolle said more than
anything else, she wants to be
treated like a normal person.
"I have feelings, I have
ambitions, I am a human just
like everyone else, it would be.
so much more comforting to
know that when people see me,
they see me for who I am
Ms Rolle has ambitions of
being a lawyer, and says she is
well on her way to making that
dream come true.
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12th grade, Ms Rolle suffered a massive
She said that with doctors uncertain about
the cause of her stroke, she was confined to
a hospital bed for about two months.
Despite these obstacles, Ms Moss says
today, she is an independent and confident
woman on a mission. Employed at
Solomon's Mines as a sales clerk, she says
her greatest achievement is being indepen-
dent and going where she wants to go with
little or no assistance.
On a daily basis, Ms Moss said, she
encounters obstacles to wheelchair mobility,
and this impacts her level of independence
and makes her feel disabled.
A BUS DRIVER was
robbed at gunpoint on Thurs-
day after giving two men a lift
to Yamacraw Road.
The incident occurred short-
ly after 7pm as two unidenti-
fied men disembarked from a
bus which had stopped near
Her Majesty's Prison.
Just as they were getting off
the bus, one of the men pro-
duced a handgun and robbed
the driver of cash and a cellular
telephone. The two men then
fled the area together.
The gunman is described as
being 5'9" tall with a dark com-
plexion. He estimated to weigh
about 1401bs and was wearing a
white T-shirt and multi-
coloured trousers at the time
of the robbery. Police said he
had short "rasta type hair."
The second man is described
as being approximately five feet
tall, of medium build and dark
He was last seen wearing a
white T-shirt with tan short
pants. Police have launched an
"intensive" search for these two
OFFICERS from the
Grove Police Station carried
out a search of a home on First
Street, Coconut Grove on
Thursday at 4pm. Police found
a small amount of marijuana
inside the house. As a result, a
33-year-old man'was taken into
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Health Minister stresses
importance of oral health
* By Matt Maura
tobacco use, harmful alcohol
use and poor oral hygiene are
risk factors that can lead to
oral diseases such as peri-
odontitis, Minister of Health
Dr Hubert Minnis said during
his address at the opening ses-
sion of the Bahamas Dental
Association's (BDA) Annual
Dr Minnis said the preven-
tion of periodontitis (gum dis-
ease) may turn out to be an
"important step" in maintain-
ing overall health, given the
potential link between the dis-
ease and "systemic health
providers, policy makers and
the public must stand all stand
together to emphasise how
crucial good, oral health, is to
overall health," Dr Minnis
"Our understanding of the
links between oral health and
some of the chronic, non-com-
municable diseases (CNCDs)
that plague our people has.
increased in recent times.
"'Conferences such as this
MINISTER of Health Dr Hubert Minnis addresses delegates attending
the Bahamas Dental Association's (BDA) Annual Scientific Conference.
which opened-on Wednesday night at the Sheraton Cable Beach
Resort under the theme: "Balancing Oral and Systemic Health to
Achieve Optimal Health." The conference ends Saturday, November 8.
Pictured to Dr Minnis' left is BDA President Dr S Andre Rollins, DMD.
Annual Scientific Conference
underscore the role of oral
health in the complete well-
ness of individuals," he said
Dr Minnis said the man-
date of the Ministry of Health
is to promote oral health
awareness and increase den-
tal patient education through-
out the Bahamas. '
He said this is done, in part,
by emphasising primary and
preventative healthcare and
by being "focused in its
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the theme "Committed To The High Calling" Isaiah 61:1, 2 Timothy 1:
8, 9 on Friday, November 7,2008, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November
8, 2008 from 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Crystal Palace Resort, Cable
Beach and on Sunday, November 9,2008 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michaek;s
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its new Sactuary on.Sunday, November 16, 2008..This dedication is
a significant and exciting event in the life of New Hope and in the
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2008
7:00 am: Rev. Philip Stubbs/Sis. Tezel Anderson
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6:30 pm: Memorial Service/Rev. Carla ( .Imer/Lay Preachers
"ating our crsuoHmfrHec
efforts" to encourage Bahami-
ans to adopt healthy lifestyles,
including adopting good oral
"Our understanding of the
causes and consequences of ill
health is changing," Dr Minnis
"Health systems, including
oral health systems, have
become more complex as are
people's expectations of
"We promote preventative
dental measures and urge util-
isation of all public dental
Dr Minnis said dental sys-
tems can expose health issues
since dentists can find signs
that point to anemia, diabetes,
heart and liver disease, diet
deficiencies and.eating disor-
ders, gastrointestinal prob-'
lems, arthritis, HIV, osteo-
porosis and even some preg-
nancv risks during an exami-
The minister said the World
Health Organisation (WHO)
defines oral health as a state
being free from chronic mouth*
and facial pain, oral and throat
cancer, oral sores, birth
defects such as cleft lip and
palate, periodontal (gum) dis-
eases, tooth decay and tooth
loss, in addition to other dis-
eases and/or ,disorders that
affect the oral cavity.
The Health Minister said
WHO has identified four
strategic aims that have impli-
"The needs of
cations for the Oral Health
Programme as part of its over-
all goal of building healthy
populations and communities,
while combating ill health.
These include reducing oral
disease burden and disability,
especially in poor and mar-
ginalised populations; pro-
moting healthy lifestyles and
reducing risk factors to oral
health that arise from'envi- -
ronmental, economic, social
and behavioral causes.
Other goals include devel-
oping oral health systems that
equitably improve oral health
outcomes, respond to people's
legitimate demands and are
financially fair, and by framing
policies in oral health, based
on integration of oral health
into national and community
health programmes, in addi-
*tion to promoting oral health
as an effective dimension for
development policy of soci-
ety, he said.
Dr Minnis said that over the
past 11 years, the Bahamas
has improved its.oral-health-.-
status by reducing its decayed,
missing and filling teeth
(DMFT) Index-from five to a
DMFT Index of less than
"The needs of an aging pop-
ulation are also supported by
promoting quality dental pro-
grammes, increasing oral
health awareness and increas-
ing dental patient education,"
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A hillside school where roughly 500 students crowded
into several floors collapsed during classes on Friday,
killing at least 30 people and injuring many more, accord-
ing to the Associated Press. Rescuers used bare hands to pull
bleeding students from the wreckage.
More children were believed buried in the rubble of the
concrete building, and the death toll was likely to go high-
er, Yphosiane Vil, an civil protection official, told The
Associated Press at the scene.
Neighbors suspected the building was poorly rebuilt
after it partially collapsed eight years ago, said Jinny Ger-
main, a French teacher at the school. She said people who
lived just downhill abandoned their land out of fear that the
building would tumble onto them, and that the school's
owner tried to buy up their vacated properties.
The concrete building's third story was still under con-
struction, and Petionville Mayor Claire Rudie Parent told
the AP she suspects a structural defect caused the col-
lapse, not the recent rains.
Police commissioner Francene Moreau says the preach-
er who runs the church-operated school could face criminal
Parent said roughly 500 students from kindergarten
through high school attend the school, College La
Promesse, in the hills above Port-au-Prince. She did not
know how many were inside when it collapsed late Friday
The aid group Doctors Without Borders pulled out 85
people, half.with life-threatening injuries, said Max Cosci,
the group's director in Haiti.
Volunteers arrived with shovels and axes and said they
would try to deliver water to people trapped inside.
A swelling crowd erupted with wails and prayers as the
injured were carried away and emergency vehicles raced up
a winding hill to the school.
"My child, my child!" one mother yelled.
"There are no words for this," the mayor said as the
search for survivors intensified.
The Dominican Republic, which shares the island of
Hispaniola with Haiti, was sending two helicopters to help,
Dominican health minister Bautista Rojas said.
United Nations peacekeepers and. Haitian police also
arrived, trying to clear a path for three battalions of military
engineers from Brazil, Chile and Ecuador to assist in the
U.N. military commander Maj. Gen. Carlos Alberto
Dos Santos Cruz had to walk uphill to get through the
"This is going to be an all-day affair," Red Cross official
Matt Marek said.
Haiti,. the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere,
has been struggling to recover from widespread riots over
rising food prices, a string of hurricanes and tropical storms
that killed nearly 800 people.
The U.N. peacekeepers were sent to Haiti following the
bloody ouster of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
in 2004 and have improved security by fighting gangs and
training local police.
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11:30 a.m. Speaker
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PAGE 6, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
Students come out in numbers
to learn about job market
COLLEGE of the Bahamas stu-
dents took full advantage of
COB's Careers and Jobs Fair
2008 held at the Oakes Field
campus on Thursday. More
than 20 companies and insti-
tutions from the public and pri-
vate sector were represented.
Photo courtesy of COB's
Office of Communications -
STUDENTS of the College of the Bahamas were
advised during this year's Careers and Job Fair that
today's job market has significantly changed from
what it was just five years ago and that require-
ments now are far more complex.
Speaking at the fair on Thursday, president of
the College of the Bahamas Janyne Hodder declared
that the College will not be distracted from its quest
to become the University of the Bahamas and
remains focused on its aspiration of helping to drive
The Careers and Job Fair 2008 featured more
than 20 employers from the public and private sec-
tor and garnered high interest from the College's stu-
COB's Counselling and Health Services Depart-
ment coordinated the event which included involve-
ment from the Job Placement Advisory committee.
As she officially opened the event, Mrs Hodder
told the attendees that a job is a purpose. She made
her remarks as; concerns reverberate around the
world about job prospects in this current economic
and financial crisis.
"If you want to be successful with anything in
life, you need not be frightened of having high lev-
els of ambition because you learn through failure,
you learn through challenges," Mrs Hodder told
the crowd gathered on COB's Oakes Field campus.
"Where you don't learn and where you fail is if you.
keep your ambitions low and you keep your expec-
tations of yourself low."
She reiterated that one of the College's core pur-
poses is to help drive national development in all its
"We do that through the quality of education we
offer t9 our students; by meeting your aspirations
and expectations as employers; through research
and innovation that will help transform the eco-
nomit landscape of this country and allow for eco-
tourism and a diversification of our econoiny, the
development of new products and service in the
financial sector and through service in our econo-
my," said Mrs Hodder.
"That is our purpose and we accept that we will be -
measured by the extent to which we reach that pur-
COB students also got the opportunity to be edi-
fied through several presentations by working pro-
fessionals on career exploration, skills and values.
The sessions were designed to provide practical
advice for successful career planning and develop-
ment. Some of the areas covered were. innovations
in agriculture;.planning for a career in architecture;.
workplace appearance, etiquette, ethics and pro-
ductivity, and getting the job and keeping it.
Vice-president of Student Affairs Colyn Major
explained that the event was a culmination of many
months of organisational meetings and delibera-
tions between the College's Job Placement Adviso-
ry Committee and the vast amount of firms, com-
"Where you don't learn
and where you fail is if you
keep your ambitions low
and keep your expectations
of yourself low."
panies and employers in New Providence.,
"The College of the Bahamas is serious about
nation building equipping our students to succeed
in the global market," he said.
"We are serious about providing opportunities
for our students to learn and develop the skills that,
will make them leaders in their careers and fields of
"We are serious about building relationships and
partnerships with employers who provide not only
jobs, but internships for our students, many of whom
are still undecided about what they want to pursue
in the world of work."
He reminded students that the workplace today is
far different from what ft was a mere five years ago.
"Requirements now are far more complex. Job
positions require a far higher skill factor and far
higher levels of productivity, measured standards
of performance and efficiency.
"Employers today want proactive go-getters, fast
thinkers and employees with the right work ethic or
attitude to work," Mr Major said.
The company representatives who participated
in the fair appeared optimistic about their chance to
establish face-to-face contact with COB students
interested in entering the professional job market.
"Development of our youth is of utmost impor-
tance and we are hoping to attract young profes-
sional persons who are seeking employment in the
finance industry," said Nicolette Eldon, senior mar-
.-keting and public relations assistant manager at
On Thursday, Scotiabank also irade a financial
donation to the College, which Mrs Hodder accept-
"The advantage of us being (at the job fair) is
that you get to come on-site, see the students, be able
to talk to them and share with them and find out if,
in fact, they are on the correct career path and if not,
help to guide them through this process," she said.
Among the companies and institutions repre-
sented were Lucayan Tropical Produce; Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre; First Caribbean International
Bank; KPMG; Price WaterHouse Coopers; the
Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas; the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force; the Bahamas Customs
Department, and Doctors Hospital.
Im. "'- COLLEGE of the Bahamas
students took full advan-
.1' tage of COB's Careers and
*Jobs Fair 2008 held at the
S Oakes Field campus on
," -" THE NURSES Association of the Commonwealth
',i. of the Bahamas (NACB) will host a major con-
S - ference next Thursday under the theme: "Nurs-
S; es Leading the Delivery of.Quality Healthcare."
Nurses from the public and private sector will
S. participate in the conference. Pictured (from
left) are Nurse Jennifer King, secretary of the
NACB; Nurse Persephone Munnings, chairper-
son of the education and research committee,
NACB; Nurse Rosemary Josey, president-elect
of the NACB; Nurse Prescola Rolle, president of
the NACB, and Nurse Sherry Pinder, member of
the education and research committee, NACB.
Patrick Hanna/BIS Photo
Nurses conference to focus
on continuing education
* By Matt Maura
NURSES from the public
and private sector will meet
next week to discuss a number
of issues relating to the deliv-
ery of quality healthcare at the
Nurses Association of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas'
32nd annual conference.
The conference will take
place on Thursday, November
13, at Worker's House and will
address a number of key issues,
including the importance of
continuing education for nurse
professionals and the role it will
play in the delivery of quality
healthcare to all patients.
Association officials said one
of the major objectives of the
conference is to empower nurs-
es from all sectors of society,
"to develop the effective lead-
ership skills that will lead to the
continued delivery of quality
healthcare to all patients and/or
clients while allowing Bahamian
nurses to compete in the global
"It is our intent that nurses
will leave this conference
empowered to take a leader-
ship role in defining the future
of nursing and that they will
develop or enhance those lead-
ership skills and return to their
respective areas with a view to
continuing the provision of
quality healthcare to all clients,"
said Nurse Persephone
Munnings, chairperson of the
NACB's education and
Nurse Munnings said the
delivery of quality healthcare is
inextricably linked to the com-
petence of the nurses providing
that care. She said that compe-
tence is developed from partic-
ipating in continued education,
training and development pro-
"Quality care really involves
giving the patients the safest
and best quality of care that any
client can ever receive," she
"And so the nurse provid-
ing that care must first be com-
petent and comfortable in her
delivery of care. It is our objec-
tive to ensure that the nurses
who are providing that care are
competent and qualified."
Mrs Munnings said the nurs-
"We now live
in a global
and so we must
have our nurses
come along with
ing profession has changed to
the extent where nurses now
have to treat the patient as a
whole, while meeting their
"When a nurse comes into
contact with a patient, she not
only has to manage the health-
care needs of the patient, but is
also required to meet all of their
other needs whether that
includes dealing with family
members, dealing with the fact
that the client may be the sole
bread winner in the family and
can no longer work which can
present challenges for families,
or whether the patient may
have to have a limb removed -
for example a leg which also
has an impact on the patient
and his or her family. ,
"As nurse professioiials, we
have to.,take all of.thesethiJngs
into consideration while simul-
taneously helping the patient to
find solutions to some of these
"Nurses are not just called
upon to look after only the
health needs of the patient, but
we are also called upon to
ensure that their social, spiritu-
al and other needs are met so
that they can have a smooth
transition when they return
home," she said.
Nurse Munnings said the
conference will also provide
nurse professionals with the
opportunity to share best prac-
"It will also provide us with
an opportunity to network with
our colleagues from throughout
the Bahamas as we have nurses
who are coming from Grand
Bahama and the Family Islands,
including those from the private
sector, whether they are
employed in the private hospi-
tals and clinics or Ihe tourism
industry, particularly the
hotels," Mrs Munnings added.
"Through networking, we
can learn best practices from
each other and it is my belief
that this collaboration can only
bode well for the future of the
nursing profession at all levels
in the Bahamas."
.NACB President Prescola
Rolle said conference partici-
pants will be addressed by
experts in the nursing profes-
She said one of the key goals
of the Association is to have a
nurse "who is educated and
who is able to be flexible in
meeting every situation with
which they are confronted, head
"We now live in a global
environment and so we must
have our nurses prepared to
meet the changes that come
along with globalisation," Mrs
"The way we can do this is
by providing them with the
leadership skills and expertise
they will need to compete in a
global market against the Nurs-
es from India, China, the Philip-
pines and any other country.
"The nursing profession in
the Bahamas has evolved so
much so that we not only have
nurses providing the bedside
and other clinical functions of
the client, but we also have
nurses who are involved in the
day-to-day administration of the
healthcare system in the
Bahamas, those who are help-
ing to shape policy with regards
to the delivery of healthcare and
nurses who are involved in
"We have nurses who pos-
sess PhD's and Master's degrees
to g6 along with Bachelor's and
Associate degrees and so we
can see where our profession
has really moved forward and is
impacting the country in a pos-
"We want to continue that
trend by promoting continuing
education, training and .devel-
opment for all of our nurses,"
Mrs Rolle said.
ORAND BAHAMA ISLAND SheratOd
OUR LUCAYA Grand Bahama Island
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PAGE 8, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
fi] [-j l~i1i'l~ ifi~a Mik'
PALM TREES and warning flags are blown by strong winds brought by the arrival of Hurricane Paloma in George Town, Grand Cayman, Friday,
Nov. 7, 2008. Late-season Hurricane Paloma's center was expected to pass near Grand Cayman late Friday or early Saturday, then gain strength
as it moves toward Cuba which is already suffering from billions of dollars in damage from two previous hurricanes this season.
WAVES caused by the arrival of Hurricane Paloma are seen in Prospect, George Town, along the
southern coast of Grand Cayman, Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.
* TURNS FROM FRONT PAGE
Beware flooding from
Paloma, forecasters warn
FROM page one
"Once we get into early next week, Paloma may tend to stall
and rain could last for days. There's the potential here that
Monday through Wednesday we could have rain in The
Bahamas," he added.
The central and southern Bahamas will "take the brunt" of the
rain, said the meteorologist.
We are ready for storm,
says NEMA director
FROM page one
"The .Red Cross has assured us they have some basic relief
supplies on hand so if we need to mount an initial relief response
we have those things like water, plastic sheeting," said Mr Rus-
According to Mr Russell, as of this week repairs to property
in Inagua were "95 per cent complete."
A shipment of building materials, donated courtesy of Pinder
Enterprises and valued at $27,000, was sent to the island this
week to help finish things off. P
Another $23,000 worth of supplies is available to NEMA
should they be required post-Paloma.
Mr Russell said he is "always concerned with these storms
because they are unpredictable sometimes."
"When it comes across Cuba it will probably be a tropical
storm, probably 70 miles per hour, that can still be dangerous to
a certain extent. There's quite a bit of rain that comes with it.
"We know in the past, seven years ago when hurricane
Michelle came across Cuba she approached from the south
and produced quite a bit of water and we had some affect to the.
island of the Exuma cays so we're mindful of that as well."
He said NEMA's operation centre will be fully activated
tomorrow to monitor the storm until it leaves Bahamian terri-
"The thing with these systems they can increase rapidly- on
the hour we must track and monitor to see if there's any change
"So we lave to constantly keep our administrators informed
of what is going on and when they can be impacted by this
storm so we will be fully prepared to respond," he said.
Obama faces early test in I:
* By ROBERT H. REID
Iraq will serve'as an earl lest.'
of Barack Obama's skill in 'igh-
ing options and measuring risks.
The next few months should give
an indication whether he can end
the Iraq war without risking new
violence that could threaten U.S.
interests throughout the Middle
East. Ending the war, which the
Congressional Budget Office says
costs $145 billion a year, would
fulfill an important campaign
promise and free up military
resources for the fight against al-
Qaida and the Taliban in
But can Iraq stand on its own
without the U.S. presence?
After so many sacrifices, can
the U.S. afford to watch a country
of 27 million people, strategically
located next to Iran, Syria and
Saudi Arabia and with one of the
world's major sources of oil, col-
lapse into chaos?
The first signs of where Iraq is
headed should come soon after
the president-elect takes office
Jan. 20, when Iraqis choose ruling
councils in most of the country's
At the same time, the Iraqis
will be assuming more control of
Baghdad and integrating former
Sunni insurgents into'the security
forces or civilian government
jobs. If those steps go smoothly,
Iraqis will have a real chance of
maintaining the security gains
since the U.S. troop buildup of
last year. If they don't, the new
president would have to'decide
whether to slow the U.S. depar-
ture despite his promise to
remove American combat troops
within his first 16 months in office.
Provincial elections have been
widely seen as a major step in
forging power-sharing agreements
among Iraq's religious and eth-
nic communities that the U.S.
believes are key to lasting peace.
The Bush administration has
'been pressing the Iraqis to hold
those elections to empower the
Sunnis, who launched the insur-
gency in 2003. Many Sunnis have
stopped fighting and forged ties
with the U.S.
But Sunnis largely boycotted
the last provincial ballot in Janu-
ary 2005, depriving them of rep-
resentation on local ruling coun-
cils and giving a greater share of
power to Shiites and Kurds, even
in areas with substantial Sunni
populations. There's real fear that
the election, expected ath'e end
of January, -couldtieighten ten-
sions among Sunnis, Shiites and
Kurds especially in the ethni-
cally mixed north where those
groups are competing for power
in the volatile city of Mosul and
elsewhere. Trouble is also possi-
ble in the heavily Shiite south,
where the competition is between
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's
party and the Supreme Islamic
Iraqi Council, the two main Shiite
parties in the national govern-
Both face a common challenge
from followers of anti-American
cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who
maintains a following among
impoverished Shiites despite the
defeat of his Mahdi Army militia
in fighting last spring.
The Supreme Council, which
controls most southern provinces,
wants to establish a nine-province
Shiite self-ruled region in the
south similar to a Kurdish area
in the north that has enjoyed
broad autonomy since 1991.
To do that, the Supreme Coun-
cil needs to maintain its grip on
local /governments in those
provinces, which contain much of
Iraq's vast oil wealth and presti-
gious Shiite religious shrine.
Al-Maliki's Dawa party and
the Sadrist movement oppose the
plan as a threat to national unity.
Those parties hope to pickup
support at the expense of the
-Supreme Council whose track
record in providing services to its
--constituents has been poor.
The three major contenders,
all of which maintain links to'
armed groups,'need a strong.
showing in the provincial ballot-
ing as they gear up for national
elections at the end of the year.
At the same time, the elections
will also show whether Iraq's
army and police, which now con-
trol all southern provinces, can
provide security without favoring
any political party. In the north,
Kurdish units from the Iraqi army
will face the same test.
The U.S. plans to hand over
security n Baghdad to the Iraqis
and move all U.S. soldiers out of
the city by June 30 under a pro-
posed security agreement that has
yet tq be ratified. U.S. troops are
already handing over more and
more responsibility in the capital
to the Iraqis. Their performance
has been mixed. Although vio-
lence is down sharply, a string of
attacks in the city this week has
killed more than 30 people since
Monday. That shows that extrem-
ists are still active within Baghdad
and could step up operations once
the Americans are gone.
Robert H. Reid is Baghdad
bureau chief for The Associated
Press and has covered Iraq since
* TURNS FROM FRONT PAGE
new bus routes
FROM page one
other areas who we are committed to will now have to expect a
delay until Road Traffic will allow us to serve them in the way
the community said they want to be serviced."
The association has also called on the Ministry of Trans-
port to simplify descriptions in the Omni Bus Fare Schedule
released last week. Rather than confusing drivers and passen-
gers by having a fare for uniformed students, PTAB has asked
to give the $1 fare to students with a valid ID, create a standard
adult fare of $1.25, and a $1.50 maximum fare to travel from end
to end of the downtown to Adelaide route.
PTAB vice-president Percy Moss said: "Although Road
Traffic are the governing body of transportation, they have to
consider that we are out there every single day serving our
customers and we hear their cry."
face month's lay-off
FROM page one
redundant and over 40 employees from the Sheraton Hotel
As for whether there will be any further lay-offs, Mr Sands
said yesterday it all depends on factors outside the hotel's con-
trol. "I can't tell you if the economic situation will get better or
worse. We are hoping that it gets better and if it gets better we
don't anticipate any additional lay-offs."
The hotel union was under strain last week after announcing
it would make available millions of dollars in funds to its mem-
bers who had their work weeks slashed in September and Octo-
ber, offering to pay their bills up to a value of $1,000.
Thousands of workers showed up at the union's head office to
apply for assistance, with some turned away when they discov-
ered that the hotel for which they work does not contribute to
the fund. The Tribune tried to reach BHCAWU Secretary
General Leo Douglas yesterday for comment but a message was
not returned up to press time.
Obama refers to seance by Nancy Reagan
In his preparation to become president, Barack Obama said Friday
that he has had discussions with all former presidents or almost all
"I've spoken to all of them that are living," the president-elect said
in a lighter moment during his first press conference since his victory.
"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know,
doing any seances," he joked. It actually wasn't Nancy Reagan who was
linked to conversations with the dead; it was Obama's top Democra-
tic challenger for the presidency, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.
In either case, use of the word "seance" might be overstated.
Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer to help set her husband's
schedule, wrote former White House chief of staff Donald T. Regan.
The revelation created a furor and President Reagan even broke with
his policy of not commenting on books by former White House staffers.
"No policy or decision in my mind has ever been influenced by astrol-
ogy," Reagan said. In his book "The Choice," Washington Post reporter
Bob Woodward described how Clinton consulted with a spiritual
adviser who led her through imaginary conversations with her personal
hero, Eleanor Roosevelt. Newsweek magazine, which was promoting
the book, characterized the visits as "seances," a term that White
House officials quickly tried to squelch.
"These were people who were helping her laugh, helping her think,"
said Neel Lattimore, the first lady's spokesman. "These were not
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The Vlcar.of DI- Keeping Up Ap- As Time Goes *** AUNTIE MAME (1958, Comedy) Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tuck-
B WPBT bley "Community earances The By(CC) er, Coral Browne. An orphan becomes the ward of his bohemian New
Spirit" (CC) Hostess" (CC) York aunt.
The Insider (N) CSI: NY A salesman and a number Without a Trace A student vanishes 48 Hours Mystery "Vegas Heat"
0 WFOR n (CC) of dead sharks wash up on Rock- after making provocative statements Las Vegas body builders talk the
away Beach. C (CC) during a discussion. death of their live-in assistant. (N)
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0 WTVJ wood Hot enter- Dead"A tech is murdered at Knight
tainment news. Industries headquarters.
Deco Drive Cops A suspect Cops High-speed America's Most Wanted: America News (N) (CC)
S WSVN asks to be sentto chase. (PA) Fights Back Abduction and murder
jail. (N) (CC) (CC) of a 19-year-old. (N) (CC)
(:00) Local 10 College Football Oklahoma State at Texas Tech. (Live)
* WPLG News/Sports
* TOMB- * OPEN RANGE (2003, Western) Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening. Cattle herdsmen battle
A&E STONE (1993) a ruthless rancher in 1882. (CC)
This Week Cor- (:10) The World Uncovered (:10) Survival "A Healthy Start" So- BBC News Equestrian
BBCI respondents. Should We Be Scared of Russia?" lutions to save infants. (Latenight). World
Russia in global-affairs.
BET Access Granted Hip-Hop Awards '08 (CC) Rap City Wrap Party (N) (CC)
CBC 00) NHL Hockey Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs. From Air Canada Centre in NHL Hockey Minnesota Wild at
oronto. (Live) ) ,(CC) Vancouver anucks. (Live) ( (CC)
C CNBC (:00) Deal or No The Suze Orman Show (CC) The Suze Orman Show "Know The The Suze Orman Show (CC)
Deal n (CC) Score!" Job opportunities.
S:00) Lou Dobbs CNN: Special Investigations Unit Larry King Live D.L. Hughley Breaks the News
CNN this Week
(:00) Gabriel Kevin James: Sweat the Small Ralphie May: Girth of a Nation * TOMMY BOY (1995, Comedy)
COM iglesias: Hot Stuff (CC) The comic performs. (CC) Chris Farley. An heir tries to save
and Fluffy (CC) his father's business. (CC)
Hannah Mon- Hannah Mon- Hannah Mon- n Hannah M Hannah Mon- Wizards of Wa- Life With Derek
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E (00) E! News * SINGLES (1992, Romance-Comedy) Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon. Saturday Night Live Salma Hayek;
E( N) Premiere. Lives and loves mix in Seattle apartment building; Christina Aguilera. (CC)
ESPN College Football College Football Notre Dame at Boston College. (Live)
co 1 Scoreboard
ESPNI 2008 World Se- Poker Asian Pacific Tour -- Macau, SportsCenter International Edi- Italian Serie A Soccer Bologna vs.
ES I ries of Poker Par IV. (Taped) tion(Live) Roma.
EWTN Daly Mass: Our Sabeth: Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity The Holy Rosary Fr. Corapi: Fatima Today Angels.
EWTN Lady W Mother (CC)
FIT TV Blaine'sLow All Star Workouts Classic yoga Total Body Sculpt With Gilad "To- Namaste Yoa Namaste Yoga
Carb Kitchen postures with light hand weights. tal Body Sculpt P us X" (CC) Stretching. (C) (CC)
FOX-NC (:00) Fox Report Huckabee Oliver Stone. (N) War Stories With Oliver North Se- Geraldo at Large A (CC)
-N I ~curity forces battle. (N)
FSNFL 00) NBA Basketball Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic. From Magic Live! Inside the Magic The FSN Final
FSNF mway Arena in Orlando, Fla. (Subject to Blackout) (Live) (Live) Score (Live)
GOLF :00 PGA Tour Golf Children's Miracle Network Classic -- Third Round. From Walt Disney Golf Central PGA Tour Golf:
Word Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (CC) (Live) Nationwide
GSN Family Feud C Who Wants'to Be a Millionaire C Weakest Link C (CC) Chain Reaction Russian
(CC) (CC) (CC) Roulette (CC)
G4Te h X-Play Fallout 3" X-Play X-Play "LittleBig- Cops "Coast to Cops "Coast to Cops Prostitution Cops C (CC)
4 e h "Fallout 3." Planet." Coast" C (CC) Coast" n (CC) sting. (CC).
LOVE'S UNFOLDING DREAM (2007, Drama) Erin MAIL ORDER BRIDE (2008, Drama) Daphne Ziniga, Greg Evigan. Pre-
HALL Cottrell, Dale Midkiff. A woman touches the lives of a miere. A 19th-century con artist poses as a mail-order bride. (CC)
matron and an attorney. (CC)
(:00) Colin & Sarah's House Mansions l Million Dollar Listing "Epiphanies" Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
HGTV Justin'sHome Storage. n (CC) (CC) Josh strves to find the perfect piece Renovating a haunted home may
Heist n (CC) of land.n (CC) appease the spirits. n (CC)
(IN P 00) Live From Gospel Music Speechless- aspiration Today! Get Ready for Revival! Evangelist Christian Artist
-P ig i rt S buftut tyle Hlstians orris Cenllo; musician Kevin Wade.:(N) Talent Search
S* DI- -Privileged "All About Defining Your- Legend of the'Seeker Bounty" America's Next Top Model The re-
KTLA NOSAUR (2000) self Megan discovers a shocking Magical maps help bounty hunters mining models travel around by
nl (CC) secret. (N) C (CC) to track Richard. (N) (CC) boat for their go-sees. (N) Cl
* LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED, WHITE & MY MOM'S NEW BOYFRIEND (2008, Romance-Comedy) Antonio Ban-
LIFE BLONDE (2003) Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field. A deras, Meg Ryan, Colin Hanks. Premiere. An FBI agent spies on his
young lawyer fights for animal rights. (CC) mother and her suspicious beau. (CC)
MSNBC ) Lockup: Lockup:Raw Inmate violence be- Lockup: Raw America's busiest and Lockup: Raw "Hard Time" Nothing
RMSNBC awO hind bars.a I largest jails. left to lose.
NICK iCarly Freddie in- iCarly "iGo to Japan" Carly, Sam and Freddie travel to True Jackson, George Lopez George Lopez
NICK suits Sam. A Japan. (N) n (CC) VP (N) (CC) (CC) C (CC)
NTV WAR OF The Unit n (CC) W-FIVE From deportation to citizen- News (N) C News
N V THE WORLDS ship. (N) (CC) "(CC)
SPEED Hyundai Test Tradin' Paint NASCAR Perfor- World of Outlaws Charlotte. Fro6mConcord, N.C. (Taped)
TBN (5:00) Praise-A-Thon Biannual fundraising event.
The King of Family Guy Pe- Family Guy ** LETHAL WEAPON 4 (1998, Action) PA) Mel Gibson, Danny
TBS Queens Roast ter's religious fa- "Death Is a Bitch" Glover, Joe Pesci. Detectives Riggs and Murtaugh battle Chinese merce-
Chicken" (CC) other moves in. n (CC) naries. (CC) (DVS)
Little People, 17 Kids and 17 Kids and Property Ladder The Ghost- Trading Spaces "Sisters-in-Law"
TLC Big World (CC) Counting (CC) Counting (CC) busters A house seems td be Two sisters-in-law try to come to
cursed. (CC) terms with their differences. (N)
A* CAST ** THE DA VINCI CODE (2006, Mystery) Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, lan McKellen. A religious mystery
TNT AWAY (2000) could rock foundations of Christianity. (CC)
TOON TotalDrama Is- Total Drama Is- Total Drama Is- NARUTO THE MOVIEj3: GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON
T ON land land land KINGDOM (2006, Adventure) Voices of Maile Flanagan. Premiere.
TRU Forensic Files Forensic Files Forensic Files Forensic Files ForensicFiles Body ofEvi- Body of Evi-
Female killer. "Live Wire" "Over a Barrel" dence dence
TV5 (:00) Le 3950 Taratata "Carla Bruni-Sarkozy" Acoustic
TW C Forecast Earth Weather: Evening Edition (CC) When Weather Changed History Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
(CC) "Killer Smog"
Fitbol de la SIbado Gigante Ron Magil y su maravilloso mundo de animals; Competici6n de canto de nifos; AK7; Com-
UNIV Liga Mexicana petici6n de bailey; Ha-Ash.
* NATIONAL TREASURE ** INSIDE MAN (2006, Suspense) Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster. Pre-
USA [2004, Adventure) Nicolas Cage, miere. A cop matches wits with a bank robber. (CC)
Hunter Gomez. (CC)
VH1 Greatest Songs- 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew Real Chance of Love Wrestling
'80s Cl (CC) Coming out of withdrawal. n matches. C\ (CC)
VS. Bull Riding Fearless Bull Ridhg PBR World Finals XV. From Thomas & Mack Center in Las
(:00) Boston Le- THE MOD SQUAD (1999, Drama) Claire Danes, Giovanni Ribisi, WGN News at Nine (N) C (CC)
WG N gal Trick or Omar Epps. Three street punks become undercover cops to avoid jail. Cn
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Two and a Half Legend of the Seeker "Destiny" Legend of the Seeker "Bounty" CW11 News at Ten Thorne. (N)
WPIX Men C (CC) Using the-wisdom of wizards, Magical maps help bounty hunters (CC)
Richard chases Pane. C (CC) to frack Richard. (N) C (CC)
Jeopardy! (CC) * 'x SHOPGIRL (2005, Romance) Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Patriots This The Tim Mc-
WSBK Schwartzman, A bachelor and an older millionaire court the same woman. Week Carver Show
(6:15) *' RUSH ***'A SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET True Blood "Plaisir D'Amour" Bill
HBO-E HOUR 3 (2007) (2007, Musical) Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman. Premiere. A vengeful barber must pay a steep price. C (CC)
'PG-13' applies his razor to unlucky customers. n 'R' (CC)
(:00) True Blood True Blood "Sparks Fly Out' Bill Big Love "Good Guys and Bad Deadwood "Advances, None Mirac-
HBO-P Escape From wins over Adele's church group. ,; Guys" Margene's mother visits the ulous" Cochran delivers a dire prog-
Dragon House" (CC) Henrickson family. C (CC) nosis. C (CC)
(00) ** ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE (2007) (:15) RUSH HOUR 3 (2007, Action Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Hi-
HBO-W Gate Blanchett. Queen Elizabeth I faces a challenge royuki Sanada. Carter and Lee battle Chinese gangsters in Paris, nC
from Spain's king. C 'PG-13' (CC) I 'PG-13'(CC)
(:00) *** HAIRSPRAY (2007, Musical Comedy) * SYDNEY WHITE (2007, Comedy) Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton,
H BO-S John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, A Baltimore girl becomes Matt Long. A college coed finds a home with seven outcasts. C 'PG-13'
an overnight celebrity.C 'PG' (CC) (CC)
(6 30 **' ANO ,(15) * HITMAN (2007, Action) Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga ***' JUNO (2007) Ellen Page.
MAX-E RESERVATIONS Kurylenko. An assassin liecomes embroiled in a political conspiracy. l, A teen decides to give her unborn
(2007) 'R' (CC) child up for adoption.
(:00)*** TALK TO ME (2007, Biography) Don * ERAGON (2006, Fantasy) Ed Speleers, Jeremy THE BEST SEX
MOMAX Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Ralph "Petey"reene be- Irons, Sienna Guillory. A dragon's egg leads a farm boy EVER: TRUTH
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aimak, Vanity, Chris Murney. A buly threatens a mar-
tial artist's romance with a DJ. 'P(C-13'
FINAL DRAFT (2007, Suspense) James Van Der
Beek. Solitude causes a screenwriter to lose his grip
on reality. C 'NR' (CC)
(:00) Real Time ** ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE (2007, Historical Drama) Gate ** THE BLACK DAHLIA (2006,
H BO-P With Bill Maher Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen. Queen Elizabeth I faces a chal- Mystery) Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Jo-
Howie Mandel. lenge from Spain's king. C 'PG-13' (CC) hansson. C 'R' (CC)
(6:45) * THE CABLE GUY Flight of the * HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007,
HBO-W 996, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Conchords The Fantasy) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. Harry prepares a
Matthew Broderick. C 'PG-13' (CC) Actor" n small group of students to fight Voldemort. C 'PG-13' (CC)
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00) BAIT (2000, Action) Jamie Foxx, David *** THE SIMPSONS MOVIE (2007, Comedy) Voic- BEDTIME STO-
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6:00) EM- Brotherhood "Things Badly Begun" Dexter "Easy as Pie" (iTV) Duo at Californication Californication
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(:00) The Clean- CSI: Miami "Death Eminent" A polt- CSI Miami "Curse of the Coffin" CSI: Miami "Hi h Octane" A man is
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Hannah Mon- Hannah Mon- Wizards of Wa- LIFE-SIZE (2000, Fantasy) Jere Burns, Lindsay (:40) The Suite
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Tch LEGEND- * FIGHT CLUB (1999, Suspense) Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter. Men vent their
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[:00) Murder, Murder, She Wrote A mysterious Murder, She Wrote "Cored Beef Murder, She Wrote "Dead Man's
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husband plans to kill her. (CC) actress Tina Turner. (CC)
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of excess weight. (CC) his weight-loss goal.
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one frequently hears it said that the
hardest word to pronounce in bridge
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enough, was played in a world cham-
pionship match between Italy and the
U.S. When the Italians were North-
South, they wound up in fcur clubs
doubled on the bidding 'shown.
Declarer went down three 500
points scoring only the A-K of
diamonds, two diamond ruffs ,in
dummy and three ruffs in his own
It seems odd that South waited for
the opponents to get to three notrump
before, introducing his club suit.
Even more embarrassing was the dis-
covery, after the play ended, that
West could not have made three
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they also had difficulty saying
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the towel after South's three-club bid
and West's pass. Game was
extremely unlikely, and the potential
partscore was not worth fighting for.
But East found himself psychologi-
cally unable to pass, and West wound
up at three spades.
West did not fare well. He ducked
the queeh-of-clubs lead, and North
shifted to a heart. South ruffed and
cashed the A-K of diamonds, North
discarding the jack of clubs. North
trumped the diamond return and
gave South another heart ruff. Then
South returned a club, ruffed by
The Italian declarer thus lost the
first seven tricks to go down three-
300 points and the U.S. team
gained 800 points on the deal.
Tomorrow: Tie cards speak for themselves.
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PAGE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
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S SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
Basketball legends' showdown Ministryhasbeen
* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
They are known as
the most celebrated
sports rivalry that
has ever graced our
shores in any discipline.
Next Saturday, although
many of them are no longer in
their prime, will lace up their
tennis shoes and dress in new
Beck's Cougars and Kentucky
Colonels uniforms for one
more memorial game as they
compete in the first Legends
Basketball Classic at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Desmond Bannis-
ter, whose ministry is sanction-
ing the event, said it's a fitting
tribute to the superstars of
yester-year as:they continue to
reflect on the induction of 15
Bahamian sporting heroes into
the National Hall of Fame last
"This initiative is consistent
with this ministry's attempt to
reconnect its fans and specta-
tors with the great athletes and
teams to excite the minds of so
many Bahamians who wit-
nessed the historic achieve-
ments," Bannister pointed.
Too many times, Bannister
said, Bahamians forget to cele-
brate the achievement of our
very own, but would rather be
more concerned about what is
being portrayed in the foreign
"In response to these false
arguments, .my ministry has
moved to revitalise the nation-
al Hall of Fame programme,
which resulted in the elevation
of 15 of our greatest sons and,
daughters, sporting pioneers
into the country's National Hall
of Fame," he'said.
"In an effort to continue to
develop this undertaking, we
have initiated the annual
National Hall of Fame game,
showcasing some of our Hall
of Famers and once again per-
mitting them to take the field of
That field of play is sched-
uled for November 15 at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium
when Martin Lundy, director
of sports, will coach the
Colonels to what they antici-
pate will be another victory in
their head-to-head confronta-
The last time the two teams
met was on October 26, 2006
when the Colonels pulled off a
32-31 decision over- the
Cougars. Two years later and
a little rustier, both teams are
just waiting until they get on
the court to see what happens
this time around.
Among the Colonels expect-
ed to participate are Hall of
Famers Sterling 'Robert Lloyd'
Quant, Eddie Ford, Keith
'Belzee' Smith, Carlyle Bourne,
Reginald 'Billy' Austin, Chris
'CD' Deleveaux, Burke
Williams, Charlie 'Softly'
Robins, now in Bimini, Mark'
'T-Fat' Clarke, Sharon 'The
General' Storr, Marco Arm-
brister, Michael 'Zack' Hall,
Arthur Minns and Trevor
The Colonels team is expect-
S Williams, Ivanovic
withdraw from WTA
DOHA, Qatar (AP) Serena Williams and
Ana Ivanovic withdrew from the WVTA's season-
ending event on Friday, when top-ranked Jele-
na Jankovic advanced despite losing 2-6, 6-3,
6-4 to Vera Zvonareva.
Zvonareva and Jankovic both advanced to
the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Champi-
onships because of winning records in the round-
robin stage of the tournament. Zonare% a plays
Elena Demenitieva and Jankovic faces Venus
Williams on Saturday...
See page 14
Portland's overtime victory
(AP) Brandon Roy
immediately started look-
ing for an opportunity to
redeem himself after he
made a big mistake
He didn't have to wait
very long. Roy made a 30-
foot jumper as time
expired in overtime to lift
'the Portland Trail Blaz-
ers to a thrilling 101-99
win over the Houston
See page 132
Broncos defeat Browns
John Elway isn't the
only'Denver quarter- /
back capable of break-
ing Cleveland's heart.
Jay Cutler pulled off
Brady Quinn's big night
into his own prime-time
Cutler passed for a ..
career-high 447 yards .
and threw three touch-
down passes in the final
15 minutes Thursday night...
(L-R): Steven 'Stretch' Culmer and Calvin Balfour, of the Beck's Cougars, and Martin Lundy and Kei
Smith, of the Kentucky Colonels, hold up the players' uniforms in front of the trophy...
ed to be managed by Edward
. 'Shark' Deveaux.
Keith Smith, president of the
New Prbvidence Basketball
Association, said while he has a
dual role as a player on the
Colonels' team, he said they are
looking forward to one of the
best displays of talent as the
players shake off their rust and
come back to compete.
Calvin Balfour, an undersec-
retary at the ministry, said the
Cougars will definitely be ready
for the challenge.
"Over the years these two
teams have created a rivarly
and we've been asked to do it
again," Balfour stated. "Most
of us will have to bring out all
the ligaments and the braces,
but as it's something the fans
have been asking for, we will
attempt to give them something
that will be entertaining for the
Joining Balfour was Steven
"Stretch" Culmer, one of the
newest members of the rivar-
ly, but he said they will be out
to try and even the score when
they put their line-up on the
While it is hoped that either
Fred 'Papa' Smith or Arthur
'Gully' Rolle will coach the
team, the Cougars have Sam-
my 'Bookie' Johnson, Fred
'Slab' Laing, Allan Ingraham
(from Grand Bahama), RH
Curry, Clifford 'Spike' Rah-
ming, Joe Delancy, Reggie
Forbes, Peter 'Macaroni' Qil-
cud, Hallie Moultrie, Calvin
Balfour, Steven Culmer, Ken-,
neth 'Father-Boy' Rolle, Dud-
ley Siefiet, Michael Brennen,
Michael Major and Henry
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'John Blocks' Johnso
Additionally, the N
host a rematch of la
championship when th
ing champions Comm
Bank Giants will sc
against last year's ru
Electro Telecom Cyb
Although the NPB
got started this wee
said they had intended
this particular gamin
night of the legends so
can project some of t
stars of the sport.
"I think that in itsel
very entertaining g:
promised. "I do hope
result of that game,
type of rivalry tha
between the Kentucky
and the Becks' Couga
carried over by these
'Best of Sports World' on ZNS TV 13
* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IF.you have been glued to ZNS
TV 13 for the past four Thursday
nights, you would have seen the
"Best of Sports World."
."Best of Sports World" is a new
sports television programme that is
being produced by Carlos Mackey.
It has a total of 13 series that will be
aired every Thursday at 9 pm.
The shows, taped at the British
Colonial Hilton hotel, is designed
to provide a forum to display the
vast amount of sports talent in the
Bahamas. "We have some well gift-
ed athletes," Mackey said. "And in
each of these shows, we want to give
the public an idea of just exactly
what is out there.
"Through the airing of these
shows, we are hoping that we will be
able to inspire a lot more young
people to want to desire to be like
some of the people that we show."
The latest show, aired on Thurs-
day night, stepped away from the
norm as it featured Peter Nygard,
the Canadian businessman who has
developed a fabulous beach volley-
ball atmosphere on the grounds of
his home in Lyford Cay.
Nygard, who had at one time par-
ticipated in the Olympic Games, has
also helped to sponsor a number of
local sporting events and athletes in
their quest to reach the top.
Michael Wilson, a former colle-
giate football player, was also fea-
tured along with Olympians Taure-
ano 'Reno' Johnson and Leevan
'Superman' Sands during the pre-
vious three episodes.
Wilson was awarded a scholar-
ship when Mackey brought the
biggest collegiate football game to
town more than a decade ago; John-
son got to the semifinal of the wel-
terweight division at the Olympics in
Beijing, China in August and Sands
was the only Bahamian to medal,
taking the bronze in the men's triple
jump at the Games.
As the show continues, Mackey
said he intends to feature other per-
sonalities such as Sir Durward 'Sea
Wolf' Knowles, the first Bahamian
to win an Olympic medal and Ed
Armbrister, the only Bahamian to
have played in a World Series in
baseball with the Cincinnati Reds.
".We have had a lot of sporting
greats in our country whose story
has not really been told," Mackey
said. "I'm hoping that through.this
show, I can focus a little on their
* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THERE has been an outcry
for the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture to intervene
ith "Belzee in the dispute between First
Class Promotions and the
Bahamas Boxing Commission.
But Director of Sports Mar-
n- tin Lund;y said they have not
IPBA will formally been asked to do so
ast year's and will not do so unless, the
ie defend- request has been made.
Lonwealth At a press conference yes-
quare off terday for the Legends Hall of
inners-up Fame basketball game that will
lots. be played on November 15 at
A season the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium,
-k, Smith Lundy was asked if a request
.d to hold was made by any of the parties
e on the concerned to intervene.
that they He replied: "Yes, verbally."
;he future When asked if that means
that the Ministry will intervene,
f willbea Lundy explained: "The
ame," he Bahamas Boxing Commission
that as a is set up in such a way that it
the same takes care of itself."
t existed Lundy was referring to the
y Colonels fact that First Class Promotions'
ars will be chief executive officer Michelle
two great Minus called upon the ministry
to intervene after her organi-
s aibar,-alit aT month
-. snsperironrbyrtire corninssion.
is :IL tsion, headed by Pat 'The Cen-
Sterville Assassin' Strachan,
Minus has refused from time
to time to provide vital infor-
mation regarding the hosting
of her professional boxing
matches on a timely basis.
And the commission also
claims that Minus owes the
Michael Gbenga more money
for fighting Jermaine 'Choo
Choo' Mackey for the British
Minus, who was also accused
of having words with one of the
executives of the commission,
has vehemently denied all of
the allegations and said that her
organisation has always been
"straight and up front" in all of
However, Lundy said while
they have been verbally asked
to intervene, he can not say if
The commission is appointed
by the Government of the
Bahamas and is mandated to
f: ,serve as the watchdog for pro-
S Strachan is a former cruiser-
weight champion of the
S. Bahamas, who has fought in a
number of international fights
both here and abroad.
THE Bahamas' cricket
team, now in training for the
2009 Stanford 20/20 Tourna-
ment in Antigua, will play a
practice match 10:30am Sun-
day at Windsor Park.
The team is scheduled to
play against the Common-
wealth Wanderers Masters,
who are preparing for their
visit to South Florida on the
weekend of December 5.
The masters team, consist-
ing of players over 45 years of
age, will be Venris Bennett.
Jaiuram Mangra, Gary Brath-
waite, Andy Ford, Mario
Ford, Vianny Jacques, Byron
Brown, Chris Brown, Henry
Williams, Greogry Taylor.
Ramdeo Ramdass, Belville
Edwards, Davavan Morrison,
Wayne Patrick and Edmund
Players are asked to be at
the park around 10 am.
South Africa wins by 61 rir
A SOUTH AFRICAN cricket fan jumps over the stumps as he runs onto the field during the 1st 0DI cricket match b
South Africa and Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, South Africa, yesterday. South Africa won by 61 runs...
Cutler rallies Broncos
past Quinn, Browns
* By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) John
Elway isn't the only Denver
quarterback capable of break-
ing Cleveland's heart.
Jay Cutler pulled off this
fourth-quarter comeback, turn-
ing Brady Quinn's big night into
his own prime-time showcase.
Cutler passed for a career-
high 447 yards and threw three
touchdown passes in the final
15 minutes Thursday night -
the last an 11-yarder to Bran-
don Marshall with 1:14 remain-
ing to rally the broken Bron-
cos to a 34-30 win over the
Browns, spoiling Quinn's high-
ly hyped debut as an NFL
The Broncos (5-4) entered
the fourth quarter trailing 23-
13, but Cutler, borrowing a page
out of Elway's comeback play-
book, brought Denver back. He
recorded his fifth career fourth-
quarter comeback victory
despite losing two more run-
ning backs to injuries and only
having his fullback to carry the
"It was a big, big win for us,"
Cutler said. '"To be down 13
and have an empty backfield
and to come back like this, it
means a lot."
Cutler threw a 93-yard TD
pass to rookie wide receiver
Eddie Royal, a 28-yarder to
tight end Daniel Graham and
then finished off the Browns
like so many Denver teams
have done in the past with his
toss to Marshall in' the corner
of the end zone.
The Broncos have beaten
Cleveland eight straight times
and been the Browns' longtime
nemesis, with Elway beating
them three times in AFC title
Cutler finished 24-of-42 with
three TDs and one interception.
He piledtup 204 yards,4pasing in
the fourth quait.r ploneq ,
Quinn threw two TD passes
to Kellen Winslow and went 23-
of-35 for 239 yards, but thought
he could have done more.
"I told everyone, this one is
flat on me," Quinn said. "I
know I am good enough that I
can make a play at the end and
win. I felt comfortable out
there, it's my home away from
After hauling in Cutler's final
TD pass, Marshall, who spent
the week exchanging barbs with
Dolphins linebacker Joey
Porter, was about to pull some-
thing out of his pants when
teammate Brandon Stokley ran
over and stopped him from get-
ting a possible personal foul.
After the game, Marshall said
he had a black-and-white glove
designed to honor President-
elect Barack Obama and for-
mer Olympians Tommie Smith
and John Carlos, who made
controversial black power
salutes at the 1968 Games in
Quinn had one last chance,
getting the ball back with 1:10
remaining. The former Notre
Dame star, who waited 25
games to take over Cleveland's
offense, completed a 9-yard
pass to Winslow on first down
before twoqincompletions gave
him no margin for error. On
fourth down, Quinn whipped a
high pass to Winslow that sailed
through the hands of the Pro
Bowl tight end.
"I just can't get that last play
out of my head," Winslow said.
"The great ones, the legends
make those plays. That's where
I want to be and I'm going to
take it as a lesson."
Denver's bench burst into cel-
ebration while the Browns sus-
tained another gut-wrenching
loss after blowing a 14-point
lead in the second half Sunday
That loss cost Derek Ander-
son his starting job. He was
benched by coach Romeo Cren-
nel in favor of fan favorite
Quinn, who made plays and was
efficient moving the ball by
throwing mostly underneath.
Quinn completed passes to
eight different receivers' with
Winslow catching 10 passes for
Quinn had the Browns (3-6)
in position to win, but once
again Cleveland's defense
couldn't come up with a'stop as
Denver racked up 564 total
"We let them throw the ball
over our head, couldn't tackle
and let the game .get away,"
Crennel said. "It's disappointing
that your defense can't do some
simple things and does some
other things poorly. A 93-yard
touchdown pass should never
Royal had six catches for 164
yards and Marshall caught six
passes for 89 yards.
Cutler was playing at a huge
disadvantage with Denver's
running game going backward
because of injuries. It hardly
With starter Michael Pittman
and backup Andre Hall already
out with season-ending injuries,
JAY CUTLER (6) celebrates with offensive tackle Ryan Clady after Cutler's 11-yard touchdown pass to Brandon
Marshall late in the Broncos' 34-30 win over the Cleveland Browns Thursday night in Cleveland.
rookie Ryan Torain made his
first start with third-year pro
Selvin Young as his backup.
Torain scored on a 1-yard run
in the first quarter but sprained
his left knee midway through
the second when he got bent
backward underneath a pile of
players. He was replaced by
Young, who gained 2 yards on
his first carry but left a few plays
later with a groin injury and did-
Those losses forced the Bron-
cos to use fullback Peyton Hillis
as their primary ball carrier, and
the rookie from Arkansas came
through on Denver's final scor-
ing drive by blasting his way!
through the line for a crucial
first down on 4th-and-1 at the
From there, Cutler completed
a 14-yard pass to Graham
before catching the Browns off
guard with a quarterback draw
for 18 yards. After missing Mar-
shall in the end zone on first
down, Cutler had his wideout
run the same route against cor-
Florida (AP) Line-
backer Mike Peterson was
back with the Jaguars after
being sent home and not
practicing for two straight
The team's leading tack-
ler and emotional leader
met with coach Jack Del
Rio on Friday morning and
rejoined the team for
meetings and practice.
Peterson planned to
address the situation later
in the day.
It was unclear whether
Peterson will play Sunday
According to team-
mates, Del Rio called out
Peterson in a team meeting
Wednesday for his muscle-
flexing celebration at
Cincinnati. Del Rio was
upset that Peterson was
reveling a play in a game
the Jaguars trailed 21-3.
nerback Brandon McDonald
for the game-winner.
Earlier, McDonald was
burned by Royal for the 93-yard
TD, the fourth-longest in Den-
The Browns played up Quin-
n's pregame introduction, sav-
ing him to be the last player to
run from the smoke-filled tun-
nel. He received a huge ovation
from Cleveland fans, who
despite having a Pro Bowl QB
in Anderson, have spent many
Sunday afternoons chanting
"Bra-dy, Bra-dy" for most of
the past two seasons.
Quinn didn't disappoint,
throwing two TD passes to
W insmlqw in theO first half to help
'the Browns open a 20-10 lead.
It Was a night the 25-year-old
Quinn had dreamed of since he
was a little kid in Dublin, Ohio.
He greq up in the Columbus
suburb cheering for the Browns
and he still has a picture of him-
self wearing a No. 19.Bernie
Quinn's No. 10 jersey dotted
every corner of Browns Stadi-
um and a white bed sheet with
"Save Us Brady" hung from the
But in the-end, there was
nothing he or anyone else in
orange helmets could do to stop
TO says Cowboys let doubt creep in weeks ago
* By SCHUYLER DIXON
Associated Press Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) Terrell
Owens admitted what his Dallas team-
mates couldn't a month ago at least
publicly: The Cowboys were spring-
ing leaks long before Tony Romo.
broke his pinkie and their Super Bowl
hopes started sinking.
Owens said doubt crept in as early as
the first month of the season, when
the Cowboys lost their first game
against Washington then answered
with an unimpressive victory against
After beating the Bengals, the Cow-
boys complained about having to
defend a win and reminded everyone
they were 4-1. They did at least
acknowledge that what they were say-
ing for the cameras might be different
from what they were telling each oth-
er. Owens said it for the cameras
Wednesday, during Dallas' bye week.
"I think the loss to Washington
made a lot of people raise a lot of eye-
brows," Owens said. "I think those
two games alone kind of let everybody
in this locker room know you got to
have sort of a self check like, 'OK,
we're probably not as good as we think
we are, or probably not as good as
The Cowboys went 1-2 without
Romo after he injured his throwing
hand during the first play of overtime
in a loss to Arizona. The offense was
anemic in all three games, even set-
ting a franchise record for fewest yards
in a win when they beat Tampa Bay
But Dallas was 1-2 in the last three
games with Romo, too, always scor-
ing enough points to win but going
through uncharacteristically long
stretches of ineffectiveness on offense
while the defense struggled to make
If they want to latch on to some-
thing positive, the Cowboys have this-
The Redskins rematch on Nov. 16
- could be the first time on the field
together for Romo, Owens, recently
acquired receiver Roy Williams, tight
end Jason Witten, running back Mar-
ion Barber and budding star Felix
Jones, a rookie who backs up Barber
and has emerged as a kickoff return
Witten is trying to play through a
broken rib from the Tamipa Bay game,
and Jones is expected to return after
missing the same amount of time as
Romo with a hamstring injury.
"When you go in with a full deck of
cards, everybody in their starting posi-
tions, you go in with a lot of energy,
high expectations, as we did earlier in
the year," Owens said. "It seems like
one by one, at different positions, guys
have been going down. It's very unfor-
tunate, but there are two halves to the
It's been three-fourths of a season
since Owens had a 100-yard game.
He's averaging less than four catches
and barely 50 yards per game this sea-
son, but he hasn't come close to com-
plaining about it since he was criti-
. cized for saying after the Washington
game that he needed to get the ball
more. He made the comments after
catching seven passes, taking two
handoffs and having 11 other balls
thrown his way.
"I can sit up here and say I need the
ball more, then you guys will go back
and dissect how many balls are thrown
my way so I'm not going to get into
that," Owens said.
"I know I am a playmaker. I've
always been that, and I still consider
myself that. I think it shows when I
get my hands on the ball, things hap-
Instead of building the best record in
the NFC like they did last .year, the
Cowboys find themselves in last place
in the NFC East more than halfway
through the season. But Owens says
that hasn't changed the team's out-
"We're still a very confident group
of guys," Owens said. "As a unit, we
know why we aren't winning. We just
have to get those mistakes corrected."
AP Sports Writer Jaime Aron con-
tributed to this report.
PAGE 12, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
TRIBUNE PORTS STURDAYNOVEMBEI8,2008SPAGET1
Roy sinks -pointer to give
Portland win in overtime
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP)
- Brandon Roy immediately
started looking for an opportu-
nity to redeem himself after he
made a big mistake Thursday
He didn't have to wait very
Roy made a 30-foot jumper
as time expired in overtime to.
lift the Portland Trail Blazers
to a thrilling 101-99 win over
the Houston Rockets.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27
points and nine rebounds for
the Blazers, who snapped a five-
game losing streak to the Rock-
ets in a game that featured three
dramatic shots in the final 1.9
Roy first hit a turnaround 21-
footer that put the Blazers up
98-96 and sent a sold-out Rose
Garden into a frenzy. But Yao
Ming scored and drew a foul
against Roy on the other end
with 0.8 seconds left, then made
the free throw to give Houston,
"I was so disappointed with
myself over that foul I just told
Steve (Blake) to give me a
chance to make up for it," Roy
Portland called timeout and
Blake inbounded the ball to
Roy, who swished the winner
to send a charge through the
"I saw it fall in the net and I
was like, 'Wow, that was an
unbelievable show,.'" Roy said.
"It was a blessing from above."
Tracy McGrady scored 24 of
his 30 points after halftime and
Luis Scola had 14 for the Rock-
ets (3-2), who absorbed a diffi-
cult loss in the opener a five-
game road trip.
. Roy finished 6-for-18 from
the field and had 17 points for
Portland, which last beat the
Rockets on Dec. 20,2006.
"We have to move on. We
have a schedule to be played,"
Houston guard Rafer Alston
Portland led by as many as
10 in the fourth quarter' but
McGrady rallied the Rockets,
"I saw it fall in
the net and I
was like, 'Wow,
that was an
a blessing from
and both teams had a chance
to win it in regulation. Roy
drove to the basket with 10.1
seconds left but Ron Artest got
in front of him, causing him to
kick the ball. McGrady couldn't
convert an alley-oop inbound
pass at the buzzer, sending the
game to overtime tied at 90.
Blazers fans didn't get to see
a long-awaited meeting between
prized rookie center Greg Oden
and Yao. Oden has been, out
since the first game with a
sprained foot. '
Yao, who was just 4-of-14 in
Houston's 103-99 home loss to
Boston on Tuesday, continued'
to struggle. He mad just four of
13 shots and had 14 points.
Rudy Fernandez scored five
straight points in the fourth
quarter to help Portland open
ani 81-71 lead.
But Artest hit a 3 at 7:02 and
McGrady scored five straight
points to cut the Trail Blazer's
lead to 84-83.
Fernandez had 15 points for
the Blazers. Aaron Brooks
scored 14 for Houston
0 By The Associated Press
FT PTS AVG
24 133 33.3
8 84 28.0
18 108 27.0
28 104 26.0
43 129 25.8
33 129 25.8
22 76 25.3
31 99' 24.8
22 95 23.8
34 94 23.5
25 114 22.8
15 89 22.3
35 110 22.0
24 87 21.8
31 104 20.8
9 83 20.8'
17 82 20.5
17 61 20.3
19 101 20.2
23 101 20.2
14 101 20.2
FG GA PCT
Haslem, Mia. 28
O'Neal, Phoe. 22
Bogut, Mil. 27
Nene, Den. 22
Boozer, Utah 37
. Okafor, Char. 19
Howard, Orl. 39
Mason, S.A. 23
Carter, Den. 21
G OFF DEF
5 26 43
5 27 39
4 9 40
6 18 53
4 14 33
4 17 28
3 2 31
6 25 40
4 10 33
4 9 34
G AST AVG
BRANDON ROY (7) shoots over Houston Rockets' Ron Artest (96) during overtime Thursday...
* By The Associated
Saturday, November 8
Miami at New Orleans
(8 pm EST). Dwyane
Wade and the Miami Heat
take on the New Orleans
Hornets in the second
game of tough back-to-
back road games. The
Heat open at San Antonio
on Friday night.
Trail Blazers, had 27 points
and nine rebounds in Port-
land's 101-99 overtime vic-
tory over the Houston
Hedo Turkoglu and
Rashard Lewis, Magic,
scored 20 points apiece to
lead Orlando to a 98-88.
win over the Philadelphia
Rockets, scored 24 of his
30 points after halftime in
Houston's 101-99 overtime
loss to -the Portland Trail
-- Andre Iguodala,
76ers, finished with 16
points, 11 .rebounds and
eight assists in Philadel-
phia's 98-88 loss to the
The Portland Trail Blaz-
ers' 101-99 overtime victo-
ri over the Houston Rock-
ets featured three dramat-
ic shots in the final 1.9 sec-
onds. Brandon Roy first hit
a turnaround 21-footer
that.put the Blazers up 98-
But Yao Ming scored
and drew a foul against
Roy on the other end with
0.8 seconds left, then made'
the free throw to give
Houston the lead.
Portland called time out
and'the inbounds play
went to Roy, who swished
a 30-foot winning jumper
as time expired.
hampered by foul trouble,
the Orlando Magic turned
to some of their secondary
options in a 98-88 victory
over the Philadelphia
Jameer Nelson had a
season-high 16 points and
nine assists, and Hedo
Turkoglu and Rashard
Lewis scored 20 points
apiece to give Orlando a
third straight win.
"I saw it fall in the net
and I was like, 'Wow, that
was an unbelievable show.'
It was a blessing from
.'.-- Brandon Roy after he
made- a 30-foot jumper as
time expired in overtime to
lift the Portland Trail Blaz-
ers to victory over the
(AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens) -_____
off plan to practice
with his old high
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Knicks guard Stephon Mar-
bury backed off Friday on a
plan to practice with his old
high school team while he's not
getting playing time with New
Marbury had expressed
interest Thursday in practicing
with his alma mater, Abraham
Lincoln High School in Brook-
lyn, to stay in shape while he's
stuck on the bench for the
"I'm not going to do it,"
Marbury said Friday. "I spoke
to the Players' Association and
they said it wouldn't be a good
Although Marbury dressed
for the team's Friday morning
shootaround, the guard hasn't
appeared in any games this sea-
son and isn't expected to play
against the Washington Wiz-
ards on Friday night.
Knicks coach Mike D'An-
toni hadn't heard of Marbury's
plan when asked about it
before the shootaround, but
had no problem with the idea.
"I think the main thing is he
wants to stay ready," D'An-
toni said. "And in this day and
age I think that's commend-
Marbury said he felt practic-
ing with his old high school
team would help him stay in
shape, as well as help the
young players. He may still go
and watch the school practice.
"It would be a lot of fun just
to be there and talking with
them about the game," he said.
Fo te toie
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008, PAGE 13
PAGE 14 SATURAY, NOEMBERRN2008TRIBUNSSPORT
RAY AUSTIN nightt above and left) fights with Poland's Andrew Golota
S Willams, Ivanovic withdraw
from the WTA Champions
Associated Press Writer
DOHA, Qatar (AP) Sere-
na Williams and Ana Ivanovic
S,-,;withdre%% front the WTA's sea-
,Fk'en-ending event on Friday,
when top-ranked .Jelena
Jankovic advanced despite los-
ing 2-6, 6-3, .64 to Vera
Zvoriareva and Jankovic both
advanced to the semifinals of
the.Sony Ericsson Champi-
onships because of winning
records in the round-robin stage
of the tournament.
Zvonareva plays Elena
Dementieva and Jankovic faces
,~'illlianis on Saturday.
..' re' Williams pulled out
:'.ith a storna, h injury before
S'Ie. '.match aga nst Dementieva,
i" '"ding the F ussian a spot in
the final four.
"I did feel pain last-night,"
the V.S. Open champion said.
"I was still in pain just getting
out of bed."
Williams lost to her sister,
Venus, 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 Thursday.
Earlier, Ivanovic withdrew
from her match against Svet-
lana Kuznetsova because of a
virus. The players' losing
records meant neither had a
chance of advancing to the
Alliko% ic s; id she did not
know the circi stances of the
withdrawals and could not com-
ment. She noted that she also
has ailments, including a back
problem that requires
painkillers before she plays.
"This is the last tournament
of the year," she said. "I also
have problems, but I'm willing
to try my best."
SWi.lliams brisk tied and pointed
a finger at a journalist who spg-
gested she should have played
Friday despite her injury.
"I should make you work out
... for like 22 years and make
you have a severe stomach
strain, and then tell you to play
for the sponsors," she said.
"You should try it."
The world's top eight players
were divided into two groups,
with the top two in each group
advancing to the elimination
The ninth-ranked Zvonareva
is the lowest-ranked player in
i. the eight-woman field but put
on a poised performance.
She broke Jankovic at 3-3 in
the third set, pressuring the Ser-
bian with deep groundstrokes
and occasional trips to the net.
The Russian improved to 4-6
Williams declined to say
whether she would play next
year at Indian Wells, Califor-
nia, one of the Tour's nine top
tournaments. The Williams sis-
ters haven't played there since
2001, when the family was
booed after Venus withdrew
just before a semifinal match
"We'll see. Who knows," Ser-
"We've had a lot of discus-
sions with a lot of people. I
don't want to get into that right
now. I just want to keep focused
on other things."
Under a restructuring of the
WTA calendar and tourna-
ments, top-10 players who miss
the top tournaments could be
suspended, though players can
avoid the punishment if they
make promotional appearances.
VENUS WILLIAMS returns the ball to her sister Serena Williams during theI'i -I
third day of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tennis Championship ih Doha, JELENA JANKOVIC reacts during her match on Friday against Vera
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by Franklyn G Ferguson, JP
LEFT TO RIGHT: Gwen Knowles, chairperson of the National Women's
Advisory Council, with Mrs Nottage, and Dr Ronnie Knowles, a former Min-
ister of Health.
ST AUGUSTINE'S College class of 1975 (left to right:) Avis Munroe, Sharon Clyde, Peter Campbell,
Mrs Nottage, Ruth Adderley, and Jennifer Williams.
DR BERNARD NOTTAGE poses with undersec-
retary in the Ministry of Youth and Culture Car-
men Gomez. Dr Nottage's wife, Portia, stands
next to Dr Perry Gomez, head of internal medi-
cine at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
PORTIA NOTTAGE poses with Magistrate Carolyn Evans and Corrine 'Sha-
THE NOTTAGES pose with their godchild, Jomarie Marshall, an IT officer
at the Securities Commission.
FORMER Justice Ruby Nottage with Mrs Portia
Nottage's mother, Mrs Louise Butterfield.
Celebrating her 50th birthday with a small and intimate dinner party at their residence,
'Chichcharney', in Buttonwood Hills, on Friday, October 24th, was Mrs Portia Nottage, wife of Dr
Bernard Nottage. The sumptuous meal was catered by Nina Maynard of the Corner Hotel.
Portia's lifelong friend and former entertainer and choreographer, Magistrate Carolyn Vogt
Evans, organized an exciting programme of entertainers, including the strolling singing guitarist,
Barry 'Fat Cat' Hawkins, who performed during the meal.
After dinner entertainment featured all star entertainers led by Rick Carey, lead singer of
BahaMen, and included Nita Ellis, Spice, and Bertram Archer in an impressive musical extrava-
ganza. Music for the evening was provided by Traffic Jam-of the'Falcons Music Corporation.
A great time was had by all!
DR NOTTAGE gets
down on his knees to
serenade his wife.
S Brown duringthis
portion of the night,
Dr Nottage was then
.cloaked by his
~ nephew, lawyer
S Kendal Nottage Jr.
PORTIA NOTTAGE is flanked by her brothers-in-law, Philip and Kendal and
her husband, Dr Bernard Nottage.
mer COB lec-
MINISTER of State for Culture Charles May-
nard dances with Mrs Portia Nottage at her
50th birthday party.
PATRICK 'RICK' CAREY, son, Jeru Bootle,
grandson, Yaschika 'Shekie' Carey, and daugh-
ter-in-law with Mrs Nottage.
MARSHA MAJOR (sister), Gordon Major (brother-in-law) Gina (niece), Marc (nephew) and Matysha
Maura (niece), pose for a photo with Mrs Nottage.
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