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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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Volume: 104 No.294




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Unemployment rate expected

to reach double digits

Tribune Staff
. tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas gov-
ernment will tem-
porarily implement an
assistance programme
for the unemployed as
jobless percentage fig-
ures are expected to hit
double digits due to
the worsening global economic
crisis, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham announced yesterday.
During a nationally televised
address, Prime Minister Ingra-
ham gave a sobering outline of
the state of the Bahamas' econo-
my, cautioning citizens and resi-
dents alike to "live within his or,
her means."
"Debts should be minimised
and consolidated and new bor-
rowings should be kept within
prudent limits. This will be espe-
cially important during the
upcoming Christmas season," he
In addition to increased fears of

joblessness or reduced
income. Prime Minis-
ter Ingraham said that
the Bahamas w ill end
the year with a decline
of more than six per-
cent in total visitor
This decrease in
tourism numbers is yet
another crippling blow
to an already stagnant
sector that has. seen
lay-offis at almost every
major hotel through-
out the archipelago.
"What is clear is that we are in
uncharted waters. There is no
quick answer to this crisis, and
not even the most knowledgeable
and gifted financial analysts are
willing to gamble on its eventual
"For our part, we look to a
return of US consumer confi-
dence, interest rate cuts and
cheaper oil and food prices that
will make possible the beginning
of global economic recovery," he
However, with US consumer
SEE page eight

Reports claim Atlantis to lay off 500
REPORTS surfaced again last night suggesting that Atlantis is
going to lay off 500 employees this week.
ZNS News reported that according to sources, 50 managers and
450 staffers are to be handed pink slips as the company attempts to
cut costs.,
However, Atlantis'officials declined to either confirm or deny the
claims, the report said.

GAHBAGE LITTERS a grave at the Eastern Cemetery off Shirley street,
adjoining St Matthew's cemetery. Relatives of those buried at the
graveyard have been shocked to see the condition of graves, which are
littered with garbage from vagrants living among the tombstones.

More-stringent monitoring of financial
services industry 'will be needed'

Tribune Business
-THE current economic envi-
ronment will require even
more-stringent monitoring of
the financial services industry
by the Securities Commission,
its chairman told Bahamian
accountants yesterday.
Philip Stubbs told persons
attending the Bahamas Insti-
tute of Chartered Accountants
(BICA) week that the industry
has been impacted by what is
happening globally.

"The fall in activities in criti-
cal sectors of the Bahamian
economy, particularly tourism,
1 has resulted in a reduction of
GDP, increased unemployment
and an erosion of investor con-
fidence that has seen the BISX
All-Share index lose substan-
tial value over the past months
- an estimated loss in value of
over $400 million since the
beginning of the year," Mr
Stubbs said.
He added that the first two
. quarters of this year have seen
excessive declines in the BISX
SEE page eight

Voluntary bill

of indictment

in Harl Taylor

murder case

indictment was presented yes-
terday in the case of the man
charged with the murder of
internationally-known hand-
bag designer Harl Taylor.
The case .will now proceed
directly to the Supreme Court.
Appearing on behalf of the
Crown yesterday, prosecution
lawyer Darnell Dorsett pre-
sehtted a xoluntary bill of
indictment in the case of Regi--
na vs Troyniko Miguel
McNeil, 21, of Kennedy
Sub-division, is charged in the

murder of the handbag
designer. He appeared before
Magistrate Derrence RoUle in
Court 5, Bank Lane, yester-"
Representing McNeil is
lawyer Wayne Munroe.
McNeil's parents were also.
present in court yesterday. .
Ms Dorsette' told the court
that January 9,2009, has been
set for McNeil's arraignment
in the Supreme Court.
McNeil is expected to
appea, before Supreme Court
Justice Jon Isaacs. McNeil'
remains on remand at Her
SEE page eight

AG dismisses excuses of some Supreme
Court Registry staff over obstruction
Tribune Staff Reporter
ATTORNEY General Michael Barnett dis-
missed excuses by some employees of the
Supreme Court Registry who tried to impede
the public's right to obtain copies of writs filed
in the Supreme Court as "rubbish."
Despite the efforts of some civil servants to,
deny The Tribune the right to obtain copies
of the writs which are public record The
Tribune was able to see the documents and
bring our readers a front-page story of gov-
ernment's attempt to retrieve millions of dollars
in taxes, which it claims is owed to it by Glob-
al United.
Mr Barnett, who is also Minister of Legal Affairs, has invited The Tri-
bune to present a letter of complaint to The Supreme Court Registrar
after some public servants there attempted to contravene Order 60,
Rule Three of the Supreme Court's regulations.
"If you look at the rules of the Supreme Court, it clearly states that
those (writs) are public record," he said. ,
SEE page eight

kiln poieanajure.

THE trial of three men
accused of killing a policeman
nine years ago has been
adjourned once again.
The trial of Stephen "Die"
Stubbs, Clinton Evans and'
Andrew.Davis was expected to
get underway before Justice
Stephen Isaacs yesterday.
But the case was adjourned
again because Evans did not
have legal representation. No
date has been set for the trial
to begin.
The three men are accused
of the March, 1999, murder of
detective constable Jimmy

Ambrose. The officer was shot
to death at the now closed Club
Rock, West Bay Street.
Stubbs, Davis and Evans are
now facing their third -trial for
the murder of DC Ambrose. -
Stubbs, represented by,
lawyer Murrio Ducille, is also
charged with three other mei
with the murder of Samuel
"Mouche" .McKenzie.
McKenzie was reportedly
killed in a drive-by last Novem-
ber. Stubbs has been granted
bail in that murder case. How-
ever, an appeal has been filed
against thqt decision.

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0 In brief

GB police




Tribune Freeport Reporter
Grand Bahama police are
investigating claims of assault in
the Weddell Avenue area, where
a man suffered a head injury after
being gun-butted on Saturday
afternoon. Chief Superintendent
Emrick Seymour reported that
police received a call at about
12.10pm from a male resident of
Hudson Estate who reported that
a young man he knows pulled a
black handgun on him.
He told police that the man
gun-butted him on the left side
of his head. The victim was treat-
ed at Rand Memorial Hospital
for his injuries and discharged.
Mr Seymour said police are
actively investigating the incident.

Firearm arrest
A young man was arrested Sat-
urday afternoon in connection
with the discovery of an imita-
tion handgun, police reported.
Supt Emrick Seymour reported
that police responded around
3pm to a report of a fight in the
Caravel Beach area, where gun
shots were heard,
When police arrived in the
area, a group of young men fled.
Mr Seymour said police dis-
covered a black replica of a hand-
gun on the scene. He said a Ckr-
avel Beach man was subsequent-
ly taken into custody for ques-
tion in connection with the mat-

THE Bahamas National Trust
is still looking for volunteers for
its annual Christmas Jollifica-
tion fundraising event. The
BNT said: "We are still in need
of persons to volunteer at the
front gate, membership booth,
BNT shop and kids crafts."
It asked any interested BNT
members to contact the Mem-
bership Office at 393-1317 or
email at
The Jollification will be held on
November 21 to 23.


M Phone and internet failure hits Harbour Island hotels

* Properties unable .to receive bookings for rooms, dining

Tribune Staff Reporter
HARBOUR Island hotels suffered for
three days last week when a combined fail-
ure of landline phone and internet service
left them "stranded", without any means
of receiving bookings for rooms or dining.
A day in, the communications blackout
extended to cable television after dredging
activities in the harbour allegedly cut the
cable line from Eleuthera to the island, a
less serious disturbance which nonetheless
left 'Brilanders frustrated.
Tracy Barry, owner of The Landing hotel
and restaurant on Harbour Island, was light-
hearted about the whole affair, saying she
accepts that "human error" happens, but
wonders if it was a consequence of care-
"It disabled everything! Before, if the
telephone went down, you might be able to
use the internet to call other people, but
then when the internet went down we were
like 'Wow, the things we take for granted!'
"If they called our hotel to make a reser-
vation it didn't seem like we were answering
but, thankfully, everywhere else they called
it was the same thing!" she laughed.
Ms Barry said she heard the problem
stemmed from a dredging accident in the
harbour' "You've got to wonder if they
checked if (the cables) were there," she
said. Staff at other major hotels on the pop-
ular Eleutheran destination where
resorts have suffered most commonly from



"We couldn't watch TV,
we couldn't make any
calls. We couldn't do
anything ... nobody said
what happened."

Catherine Higgs
power outages as the infrastructure has not
kept up with the island's tourism and pop-
ulation expansion in recent years said
the shutdown caused them to lose precious
business in an already difficult economic
climate. One hotel representative, who
wished to remain anonymous, said: ."It did
some damage to us because we couldn't
receive calls to make reservations for the
past few days. So we never knew if anyone
wanted to come."
"The .phone service was ridiculous,"
,added an employee at another high-end
Harbour Island property. "We couldn't
receive any calls for dinner or hotel reser-
vations. No-one could call out, our guests
couldn't make calls.
"Most of our dinner reservations we
would usually book over the telephone, so
we didn't receive any calls and we didn't
have any bookings. Sometimes people
would come in and say they thought we
were closed."
The phone' and internet service problems


began on Wednesday and were rectified by
Saturday. Cable service faltered on Friday,
resuming Saturday afternoon.
The cable shutdown affected all residents,
while the phone problems apparently
involved a portion of the island's population
and most people who The Tribune called in
a random survey yesterday. -- -. -.
Hoteliers and other businesses that rely
on contact with the outside world were left
sitting on their hands until the service
resumed. Keith Wisdom, Director of Public
Affairs at Cable Bahamas, confirmed that
equipment dredging the harbour to make
way for a larger ferry belonging to Bahamas
Fast Ferries (BFF) damaged their line.
But none of those who The Tribune
spoke with were certain if the cause of the
cable shutdown was the same as what had
cut-off phone and internet a day earlier,
with this.in itself a source of frustration.
Mr Wisdom said that BFF "took respon-
sibility" for the incident.
However, BFF's chief marketing officer
Khaalis Rolle said he was unaware of the
matter yesterday and a promised phone'
call did not materialise.
'Brilander Catherine Higgs said: "We
couldn't watch TV, we couldn't make any
calls. We couldn't do anything...nobody said
what happened."
Marlon Johnson, marketing and sales
manager at the Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC), also offered to
return a phone call yesterday to explain
the source of the difficulties, but failed to do
so up to press time.

Deloltte &

Touche wins



Tribune Business
Accounting firm Deloitte
& Touche has won a con-
tract to develop three new
financial services products
for the Bahamas, in a move
to enhance its competitive-
ness and differentiate it
from further financial cen-
tresopening up around the
Craig Gomez, the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board's chairman, told
accountants attending the
Bahamas Institute of Char-
tered Accountants (BICA)
week, that the Bahamas bad
to maintain market share.
He added that the
Bahamian financial services
sector, which employsasome
9,300 workers directly and
22,000 indirect employees,
must remain vibrant given
the emergence of new com-
petitors such as Qatar,
Dubai. Jamaica, Trinidad
and Tobago, and the tradi-
tional markets of Singapore,
Hong Kong and Switzer-
Mr Gomez, an accountant
with Baker Tilly Gomez,
said Deloitte and Touche
had won a bid to develop
three new products for the
industry, with the intent to
separate the Bahamas from
the pack. However, added
that other jurisdictions will
also be developing new
products, and said that in
some cases they have signif-
icantly more resources at
their disposal.
"'We will need an aggres-
sive plan." Mr Gomez said.
He added that more
needs to be done to grow
business, particularly as it.
relates to the time it takes
to process work permits.
Mr Gomez pointed out
tharwhile therewas some-
tre-pi'timn ab4 t fd ale 9
interests coming into the
Bahamas, they brought jobs
and should be admitted for
a reasonable period of time,
Another challenge, he
said, was the fact that the
financial sector was not
owned by Bahamians.-Mr
Gomez said that in his own
experience, some persons
were hesitant to leave some
larger firms to partner in
locally o%% ned and operated
ones. Mr Gomez added that
as it relates to the financial
services industry, there is a
definite absence of entre-
Another concern, he said,
was the fact that there were
insufficient fund administra-
tors in the Bahamas.



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Telephone Queries
Nicole Henderson-Smith

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Come In And Talk To Us

Members of the Clearing Banks Association of The Bahamas are
urging customers with financial difficulties to visit their financial.
services institutions, and together with their bankers, devise a
financial plan that best addresses their changed financial status.

Chairperson of the Clearing Bank Association said that its member
banks are encouraging customers to come in and discuss their
situation. We understand that these are unusual financial times
and we want to work with our customers through this difficult
period. We are helping on a case-by-case basis. Therefore,
customers who find themselves in a situation where they cannot
meet their financial obligations, arrange to meet with your banker
to discuss your situation,, and together, develop a solution
appropriate to your individual circumstance.

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0 In brief

Resort joins

with ministry!

for island

IN AN effort to clean
the Bimini shorelines of
debris, a resort on the
small island has joined
forces with the Ministry of
Tourism to spearhead an.
island clean-up campaign.
The campaign, dubbed
"Make Bimini Beautiful"
aims to attract attention
to the island as the possi-
ble host for the 2009
Bahamas Weather Con-
On November 3 and 4,
island officials, residents
of Bimini and staff of
Bimini Bay Resort spent
the entire day cleaning the
streets of the island,
removing old boats and
discarded vehicles from
the shoreline and other
debris with heavy duty
equipment donated by
Bimini Bay Resort.
"Bringing the Weather
Conference to Bimifli is a
vital contribution to the
success of our economy,"
said island administrator
Sherrick Ellis. We are
ready to introduce Bimini
to'the entire world and
want the process to run
smoothly throughout.
The Weather Confer-
ence is a vital crisis com-
munications programme
created by the Bahamas-
Ministry of Tourism in an
effort to create awareness
of particular concerns and
geographical features of
the islands of the
The signature event has
earned many awards and
is an important pre-hurri-
cane forum for Bahamian
and US meteorologists to
attend annually.

BEC explains

power outage
THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation said the power
outage late Sunday night was
the result of a faulty trans-
mission line.
In a statement issued yes-
terday, the corporation said
the pre-dawn blackout lasted
for as little as 24 minutes in
some areas.
"Complete restoration was
effected in under an hour
and a half," it said.
"While investigations are
ongoing, preliminary assess-
ments indicate that a high
voltage switching operation
had just been completed,
when a transmission line
faulted resulting in genera-
tors tripping off line."
"Immediate action by
BEC personnel led to elec-
tricity supplies being
restored in some areas by
1.34am and 85 per cent of
customers were back on.
withianan hour. All supplies
were restored by 2.35am,"
Sthe statement said.
The corporation apolo-
gised to its customers for any.
inconvenience caused by the

eran's Day, the United States,
Embassy will be closed today.
Please be advised that the
Embassy will resume normal
business operations on Wednes-
day, November 12, at 8am.

Govt 'already implementing

plan' to buffer the economy

Tribune Staff Reporter

THE government says it has
developed and already begun to
implement a "measured and real-
istic national strategic plan" to
buffer the economy from some of
the challenges facing the United
States and the world.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham noted that government spend-
ing can provide an "important
stimulus" to, the economy. How-
ever, he said, capital expenditure
plans may have to be revisited if
revenue performance turns out to
be "particularly weak".
Additionally, the government
will be reviewing its capital invest--
ment programme to "accelerate
those projects that would con-
tribute most" to dealing, with the'
emerging unemployment problem.
He said this will include most if
not all of the following:
redevelopment of the Lynden
Pindling International Airport
resumption of work on the
New Providence Road Improve-
ment Project
'* construction of three govern-
ment office complexes in New
Providence, Grand Bahama and
completion of'the new school
in Oakes Field
construction of the new Reg-
istrar General's office complex on

Market Street
completion of the Magistrate's
Court complex on Meeting Street
completion of the government
building next to the Ministry of
Works on JFK Drive
restoration of the historic
Supreme Court and Colonial Sec-
retary buildings at Bay Street and
Bank Lane
construction of a new Straw
Market on its original site
s* construction of an Authenti-
cally Bahamian craft market
commencement of the Down-
town Revitalisation Programme
beautification programmes
around New Providence
. Additionally, the government
housing scheme has been resumed

Bahamas avoids storm damage
WITH Tropical Storm Paloma having downgraded to a weak area of
low pressure on Sunday, islands in the northeast Bahamas reported
scattered showers but. no flooding or damage.
Margaret'Symonette, assistant administrator of Crooked Island, said
that though residents were prepared for the worst, they were glad to
receive news of the storm dissipating.
"We were expecting for the ponds to overflow because of them being
situated in low lying areas, especially in the Colonel Hill area, Spring
Point, and Majors Cay, but luckily none of that happened," she said.
According to assistant administrator Ellen Newton in Georgetown,
Exuma, there was far less storm activity on the island'than expected.
Mrs Newton said; "We had a lot of rain, but that's about it, so other
than that we didn't have bad weather per se."
She said though some water settled in the Georgetown area, there were
no other concerns throughout the island.
MICA MP V Alfred Gray confirmed that with other islands in his con-
stituency receiving no notable damage, it is expected that repairs from
Tropical Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike will be completed by the end
of November.
With the Atlantic Hurricane Season ending on November 30, officials.
at the meteorology office say it is too early to say whether Paloma the
sixteenth named storm for the 2008 hurricane season will be the last.
According to forecaster Arnold King of the meteorology office: "It's
pretty late in the season now, but it's still too, early to say whether we will
see another storm."

Cemetery graves are

littered with garbage

RELATIVES of those buried
at the Eastern Cemetery off
Shirley Street, adjoining St
Matthew's cemetery, were
shocked to see the condition of
graves, which are littered with
garbage from vagrants living
among the tombstones.
Blankets, empty juice cartons,
forks, used toilet tissues'and items
'of dirty clothing were strewn on
several graves. There. was also
'evidence of cooking utensils.
Many tombs had been soiled
with human faeces by those living
among the dead.
*Roy Sands, a grave digger at
the Eastern Cemetery for more
than 20-years, said it is not
uncommon to find persons disre-
specting the graveyard. He said
this type of thing had been going
on for a long time.
"Many times I come out here, I
' meet people laying down sleeping
in the graveyard. In the cday time
you may find them sitting up on
the graves or laying on them
asleep, especially in this grave
yard," he said.
Mr Sands said he would like to
see more security at the ceme-
"The government graveyards
are closed at 6pm and what has
happened on many occasions is
that those who sleep in the grave-
yard jump over the wall and find
a grave, If they had better securi-
ty of the grounds, I think people
would not be living here and leav-
ing 'the place littered with
garbage," Mr Sands said.
Minister of Public Works and
Transport Neko Grant said his

and several hundred houses are
slated for construction by the end
of next year, Mr Ingraham said.
He added: "A number of other
public sector projects, including
the development of public recre-
ational spaces, will also be under-
taken. The Bahamas.com website
has been redesigned making it.
both more attractive and interac-
tive. We are significantly increasing
the marketing and advertising of
our destinations in the television
and print media and we are also
aggressively promoting our country
1 "Much of this initiative is direct-
ed to the United States market as
the closest, friendly, English-speak-
ing destination which uses the
same currency and enjoys US cus-
toms and immigration pre-clear-
ance facilities.
"The Bahamat has the consid-
erable advantage of proximity to
the United States of America; we
will exploit that proximity advan-
tage to the fullest. These efforts
are being supplemented by aggres-
sive initiatives to improve airlift
from the US to the Bahamas at
competitive rates." 'I
Increased promotional initia-
tives are also underway in the UK
and Canada and public. relations
efforts are being pursued in Asia
and Latin America to position the
Bahamas to benefit when the econ-
omy improves in those regions.
However, Mr Ingraham warned,
that even the best pump in the
world is of little value "if there is
no water in the well".
"We must all await the return
of consumer confidence in the
global financial system and most
especially consumer confidence in
the US before we can get our
tourism sector back on track com-

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graveyards and is responsible for Decorative Accessories Painted anvas ., .
organising contracts for their "L "
However, he admitted, many
contracts to maintain public
graveyards have not been
"We are not at all pleased that
the Eastern Cemetery is less than
desirable of the way a cemetery
should be, but we are concerned '
about the upkeep of public ceme-
teries. Those contracts to deal
with the general upkeep of those
areas will be dealt with at some M 23 son '8 I. 2
point this week," Mr Grant said.


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President-elect visits his White House

YESTERDAY morning President-elect
Barack Obama boarded a chartered Amer-
ican Airlines plane sent to Chicago for him
by President George Bush to fly him to
Washington for his first introduction to a
White House that from January 20, 2009
will be his home for the next four years.
While the president and president-elect
talked about the future of the nation, Lau-
ra Bush,.Washington's first lady for the
past eight years, introduced the. new.first-
lady-to-be Michelle Obama to her
new home.
President George Bush and his gracious
wife were determined to make the transi-
tion for the president-elect and his wife as
smooth as possible. In fact the meeting was
historic, not only to show a troubled world
how quickly partisan politics can be put
aside for the good of a nation, but to lead
the way in drawing all Americans together
as one people to rebuild their broken coun-
America -.a nation of diverse races
and cultures is truly a beacon of hope. In
little more than 200 years it has been able
to take Europe's tired, "huddled masses"
and black African slaves and after a
long, heartbreaking and often violent strug-
gle build a:united nation a United
States of America. This is something that
after centuries Europeans still have not
been able to do.
In his victory speech President-elect
Obama expressed it eloquently: .
"If there is anyone out there who still
doubts that America is a place where all
things are possible; who still wonders if
the dream of our founders is alive in our
time; who still questions the power of our
democracy, tonight is your answer."
"It's the answer," he told the nation,
"that led those who have been told for so
.long by so many to be cynical, and fearful,
and doubtful of what we can achieve to
put their hands on the arc of history and
bend it once more toward the hope of a
As President-elect Obama boarded the
aircraft for Washington yesterday we
thought of another time and another pres-
ident-elect who in November 1860 took a
slow train journey from Springfield, Illi-
nois for Washington and his Inauguration

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Day. This president, a Republican, also
had race as an albatross around his neck.
"Honest Abe" Lincoln was an abolitionist
- he strenuously objected to slavery, and
saw the evil in one man being a chattel to
another. In his famous House Divided'
speech he predicted:
"'A house divided against itself cannot
stand.' I believe this government cannot,
endure permanently half slave and half
free. I do not expect the Union to be dis-
solved I do not expect the house to fall
- but I do expect it willcease to be divid-
ed. It will become all one thing, or all the
Met by jubilant crowds at every whistle
stop along the way to the White House,
an unsettling report surfaced as his train
neared Baltimore. There was a plot to kill
him. Much against his will he didn't
want the indignity of being called a coward
- he bowed to the orders of his security.
His train's timetable was changed. It
crawled through Maryland in the dead of
night, reaching Baltimore at 3.30am. At 6
o'clock in the morning Lincoln stepped off
the train in Washington. "Plums delivered
nuts safely" was the code sent back to
headquarters to report his safe arrival. Lin-
coln, a Republican, had crept into a Demo-
cratic Washington, unannounced..
Yesterday -148 years later a Demo-
cratic president-elect, a black man, stepped
off a plane in broad daylight to be wel-
comed by a Republican president, a white
man, to a White House from which he
would direct the nation. And in Lincoln's
prophetic words the moment Bush and
Obama's hands met the nation's house
ceased to be divided.
"If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending, we could bet-
ter judge what to do, and how to do it," said
Lincoln. Lincoln faced a country still stag-
gering under the panic of the previous year
with bank failures, tumbling stocks, and
property values shrinking.
President-elect Obama faces the same
problem, the only distinction is that he has
competent advisers and is supported by a
united nation. With his defiant battle cry -
"Yes, we can!" there is every reason to
hope that with time he can eventually get
the ship of state back on even keel.

This is a modest

economic stimulus

package proposal

EDITOR, The Tribune.
All indications are that we are
headed for a global recession and
history, has taught us that such a
downturn can last between eigh-
teen and thirty-six months so a
fairly comprehensive economic
stimulus package is always nec-
essary to navigate a country
through these challenging times.
This has to be driven by the
government for three reasons.
Firstly, "the happiness and pros-
perity of our citizens ..." according
to Thomas Jefferson and this is
true today as it was back in 1811.
Secondly, the government is
the legal guardian of market effi-
ciency and thirdly, the primary
goal of the firm (or the private
sector) is to maximize sharehold-
er, value, not the happiness and
prosperity of the citizenry.
The government cannot rely
on the private sector to lead this
To offer relief on consump-
tion items, part of the $131 mil-
lion in tax concession given to
businesses (as part of the revital-
ization act) should be repealed
and part of the sweeping and pre-
cipitous customs 'duties increases
and excise taxes should be rolled
back. This will provide balance
in priming the country's econom-
ic pump.
The PM did not say that the
excise taxes and the current duty
and stamp tax regimes will
increase government revenue by
10 per cent over 2007 figures or
some $146 million.
How is this possible when the
economic growth for this fiscal
year is pegged at 2 per cent and
the government only collects 20
cents out of every dollar generat-
ed in the Bahamian economy?
At 2 per cent growth rate the
government should realize $28
million in revenue increase over
This was possible only through
sweeping tax increases that will
amount to $250 million per
annum or a cool $1 billion over
the next four years. While I
appreciate the government's strat-
egy of avoiding deficit spending,
the social cost to the country is
too great as poverty, crime and
general loss of hope will increase.
Asking the taxpayers to cough
up $1 billion over the next four
.years is a bit much. We must
remember that the consumers
represent the other 'half of the
supply and demand equation.
They need disposable income to
support businesses.
The single largest investment
most Bahamians make is in their
homes and every effort should be
made to assist them in keeping
it. Through a "Community Rein-
vestment Act", the government
should make available to home
owners mortgage relief in the
amount of $100 million for a peri-
od of one year. For example,
qualified and struggling home
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pay off the arrears of their mort-
gage and to cover 50 per cent of
their mortgage payments for' 12
months. For 12 months the home-
owner pays 50 per cent of the
original mortgage payment and
the interest on the government.
When economic conditions
improve, the government can eas-
ily sell the debt to commercial
banks (the holder of the mort-
gage). So a homeowner who pays
$1,000 per month will pay $500
to the bank and interest to the
This programme could put sev-
eral hundred dollars in the pock-
ets of literally thousands of home-
owners, positively impacting
household income, savings,' and
buying power.
This goes a long way in buying
groceries, fuel, and utilities. As
homes in the Bahamas rarely lose
their value and appreciate in val-
ue during times of plenty, the gov-
ernment can actually make mon-
ey on this deal.
A variation of this was suc-
cessfully implemented by
Franklin Roosevelt as part of his
New Deal during the Great
Depression of the 1930's. Lest we
forget, all economies are driven
by credit.
On the issue of energy relief

and as reluctant as the govern-
ment is to do this, it should
reduce the tax on imported diesel
by 10 per cent from 27.5 pre cent
to 24.5 per cent. This will translate
into some $8.0 million being
passed on to persons in the
tourism, construction, and trans-
portation industries.
As a long term strategy, the
government should seriously con-
sider unemployment insurance,
especially for workers in the fish-
ing, farming, tourism, and con-
struction industries. Since our
economy is intrinsically linked to
the United States and US reces-
sions usually last between six and
eight months, the Bahamas could
consider providing unemploy-
ment benefits for 32 weeks. Leg-
islation could empower the cabi-
net to extend it to 36 weeks and
any period beyond that should
require parliamentary approval.
In these challenging economic
times, the government must lead
the way in stimulating the econo-
my. This must include fiscal aus-
terity, an aggressive capital devel-
opment programme, and a bal-
anced tax relief initiative.
Businesses do supply goods
and services and generate jobs,
but if the consumer lacks confi-
dence and disposable income who
will the businesses sell to?
This is a modest economic
stimulus package proposal.
November 8, 2008

John Marquis a champion

for freedom of the press!
CROSSING the Atlantic, like many before him, instead of bringing
the sword or the slaves,' he brought the pen and freedom of the press!
As a young journalist from England, entering the stage on Bahami-
an soil, where the era of change had turned the page in political his-
tory, John Marquis was immediately sucked into the vortex of the
political culture, only to find that the relics of oppression of the past had
changed the colour of their faces and the method of oppression.
He held on to his pen, like a great sword, and like a swashbuckler
' swung into motion.
The late, great Sir Etienne Dupuch and The Tribune, champion
among champions, welcomed the young, brave and unique reporter
John Marquis. Many.racial slurs were dumped upon him for calling an
ace an ace, and a spade a spade..
For the sake of truth and a free press he was forced out of the
Bahamas. Crossing the Atlantic ocean in grief knowing he left behind
a people paralysed by fear. Bahamian history would wheel him in
once more: As Martin Luther King once said: "Truth crushed to the
ground will rise again!" Now. here he is again turning yet another page
in Bahamian journalistic history.
As he is about to close the book for the last time where he again
called an ace an ace, a spade a spade or a jack a jack, in spite of many
who cried out for his removal from these shores, nevertheless, still he
stood and held on to his pen (with the daughter of the late, great Sir Eti-
enne Dupuch, Eileen Dupuch Carron), with the-very essence of The
Tribune motto:- "Nullius addicts iurare in verba magistri (being
bound to swear to the dogmas of no master)!
As I understand, John Marquis will be leaving the Bahamas in six
months to cross the Atlantic Ocean once more! "We may stand on the
sands of time, but we can't hold back the tide!"
To all the reading public, I hope you follow suit and give the man his
"tribute" while he is still with us. I'm certain that it will take more than
six months if everyone who appreciated his Insight, truth and coura-
geous spirit for freedom of the press!
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Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT In the wake of
the health and environmental
concerns at the Eight Mile Rock
High School, some stakeholders
believe that a new school should
be constructed at a new site in
West Grand Bahama.
Troy Garvey, PTA president
at the school, said Eight Mile
Rock is the largest settlement in
the country and a new high
school is needed.
He said that the current cam-
pus is unsuitable and has been
plagued by constant environ-
mental problems, despite
repeated repair works over the
The issues at the school came
to a head last month when sev-
eral classrooms were declared
unfit for use as a result of exten-
sive rodent, pigeon, bat, and
mould infestations.
There were also complaints of
unpleasant odours due to sewer
back-ups in the bathrooms.
The school was closed for
three weeks after students and
teachers became ill. Since then,
health screenings have been
held and the school has been
deemed safe by environmental
officials except for four class-
rooms which remain closed.
Alternative accommodations
have been arranged for some
students at the Stephen's Parish
Hall, Bethel Deliverance
Church, and in the school's
Mr Garvey, who is known as
an outspoken community
activist and resident of Eight
Mile Rock, said a new school
could be built further west.
He also noted that the current
school campus could be used as
a technical and vocational facili-
ty for EMR students.
. "I have children going to this
school, I think the students here
deserve to have a new school,"'
he told Education Minister Carl
Bahamas Union of Teachers
President Belinda Wilson said
while alternative accommoda-
tions are working out well for
the time being, the government
needs to look closely at the
school campus.
"In the long run, there has to
be a closer look at EMRHS
with a view. for expansion and
going to a new site," she said.
Although many of the teach-
ers at the school agreed with Mr
Garvey, Minister Carl Bethel
said he does not think it is possi-
ble to relocate the school.
"The reason for the location
of the high school on this partic-
ular site has to do with the pop-
ulation. The current school was
put here for a reason because of.
its centralised location," he said.
"If there is a need for a pro-
gramme of redevelopment and
renewal that over time will give
you the same impact, that is
something we can certainly look
at in terms of overtime adding
classroom blocks, taking others
out, and reconfiguring the site.
"But the difficulty of moving
the high school out of Eight
Mile Rock would result in sig-
nificantly higher recurrent costs,
in terms of having to bus the
bulk of your students to a more
remote location," he said.
Mr Bethel said that the min-
istry has presented to the union
the fourth draft of a 10-year
strategic plan to address how it
can best serve "far flung" com-
munities in the country.
"What we are working on is
how we can put schools in a
more centralised location
because it is a question that
affects other districts, as well as
the western side of Grand
Bahama," he said.

November fuel
surcharge drops
in Grand Bahama
THE Grand Bahama Pow-
er Company announced yes-
terday that the fuel surcharge
for November has dropped to
16.4 cents, a drop of eight

cents per kwh since Septem-
ber 2008.
This trend is consistent with
the decline in the market price
for oil, the company said,
adding that the reduction rep-
resents a decline of over 30
per cent since September.
"Grand Bahama Power
Company purchases fuel in
bulk to reduce costs and to
maintain a consistent supply
for the island's needs.
The cost of the fuel is
pegged to the market price
and the time of purchase,"
noted the company in a state-

Teacher: 30 per cent of students suffer

from undiagnosed learning difficulties

Tribune Staff Reporter
A SIGNIFICANT number of students in
the Bahamas may be suffering from undi-
agnosed learning disorders a fact which
some believe could be a major factor in
the under-performance of the education
Kim Kooskalis, principal of Blairwood
Academy a special needs school for chil-
dren suffering from learning inhibitors such
as dyslexia and attention deficit and hyper-
tension disorder (ADHD) said that many
of the 105 students enrolled at her school
were not diagnosed until grade four. Some
were not diagnosed until high-school.
Estimating that cases of mild to moder-
ate learning challenges exceed 30 per cent
of the overall school population, Mrs
Kooskalis says that often cases of ADHD,
dyslexia, aspergers autism, or even hearing
'difficulties go undiagnosed due to a num-
ber of factors:
These can include denial by parents, mis-

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Gin sur Mer
and the Grand Bahama Power
Company will sign a $12-mil-
lion-contract this weekend for
installation of new power pole
infrastructure in West End, it
was announced.
According to Janet Albury of
VIP Services, Ginn developer
Bobby Ginn and E 0 Ferrell,
CEO and president of Grand
Bahama Power, will be present
for the signing.
Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette is also expected in
Grand Bahama on Saturday for
a familiarisation tour and
update of Ginn's multi-million
dollar development project at
West End.
The signing ceremony will get
underwayatl1.30am. Qpinn sur
Mer and GB Power are equally
sharing 50 per cent of the cost;
at $6 million each, in order to
provide new power line poles
from the Queen's Highway
Generating Plant site.
This should create greater
efficiency and reliability of ser-
vice for all settlements west of
Freeport, including Hepburn
Town, Harbour West Subdivi-
sion, Eight Mile Rock, Bartlett
Hill, Hanna Hill, Pinedale, Mar-
tin Town, Jones Town, Sea-
grape, Holmes Rock, GB Prop-
erties subdivisions, Deadman's
Reef, Bahama Beach, Bootle
Bay and the West End settle-

"Parents don't want to believe that their child
has a problem, and may think that
acknowledging it makes their child retarded."

Kim Kooskalis

diagnosis at school, or lack of concern.
"There is huge denial out there, many
parents would say 'not my child' it's a
common mentality among Bahamians. Par-
ents don't want to believe that their child
has a problem, and may think that
acknowledging it makes their child retard-
ed, and they feel embarrassed that their
child is not functioning at the appropriate
grade level," she said.
Mrs Kooskalis pointed out that a child
suffering from any one of these disorders
could have an above-average IQ, and only
lack the ability to learn reading skills like
other students.
She says some of the common signs of

ment. There has been a great
deal of uncertainty surround-
ing the Ginn sur Mer hotel pro-
ject, which has been under
threat of foreclosure by credi-
tors in the US after Ginnl ,filed
to meet payments on a $60
million loan.
The $4.9 billion Ginn project
at West End is the largest mixed
used resort and residential
development in the Bahamas.
The property, which covers
1,957 acres of land, is intended
to serve as Ginn Resorts' flag-
ship Caribbean development,
and is set to feature 4,400 con-
dominiums and hotel units cen-
tered around a 20 story tower,
1,800 single-family residential
home sites, two signature golf
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learning challenges are inability to focus for
extended periods, behavioral problems,
difficulty reading and spelling, unfamiliar-
ity with spelling rules, and varied compre-
hension issues.
Though severe dyslexia, ADHD, or
hearing problems are usually identified
right away,,Mrs Kooskalis said mild to
moderate cases often go undetected and
end up getting worse.
Most children spend between one and
two years at her school catching up to their
grade level.
Mrs Kooskalis said more needs to be
done to identify and help children with
special needs.

large marinas and a private air-
port with Customs facilities, a
casino, water and swim pavil-
ions, and a beach club and spa.
Ms Albury said the deputy
prime minister will be taken by
yacht into the south shore inlet,
the entrance point for the pro-
jected mega-yacht marina.
"This is the largest mega-
yacht marina in the Caribbean,"
said Ms Albury.
She said that an update on
the progress of Ginn sur Mer
will be provided by Bobby Ginn
and Al Jones, the company's
senior vice president.
Grand Bahama members of
parliament, senators, officials
from the Ministry of Tourism,
the Immigration and Customs
departments, along with the
Grand Bahaia Port Authority
and -the Hotel C6rporationf. af .
the Bah ams,-wiJattend..dr

Assistant director of government's Spe-
cial Education Unit Carolynn Hall-
Knowles said when students in public
schools are identified as having a learning
disorder, they are temporarily removed to
a centre where they can learn the skills
necessary to function in a regular class-
She added that students who are able
to cope with their learning challenges with-
out leaving a regular school curriculum
still face an obstacle when it comes to
national examinations.
Mrs Hall-Knowles said that for learn-
ing challenged students, there needs to be
an alternative for the BGCSE examina-
tion in particular.
She said there needs to be alternatives
for blind or mute, but otherwise intelli-
gent students, so they can realise their full
Mrs Hall-Knowles suggests oral exams
for non-readers, interpreters for deaf stu-
dents, and solo or small group testing for
those with other disorders.


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Music Makers in second year of sponsorship
THE New South Ocean Development, brainchild of developer
Roger Stein, is in its second year of sponsorship of the Music Mak-
ers Junkanoo Group.
After 10 years without any sponsorship, the Music Makers last
year picked up New South Ocean as its sponsor.
The New South Ocean Development said it is committed to sup-
porting Bahamian culture. The Music Makers Junkanoo Group was
first established in 1953. The group first introduced the brass section
to junkanoo and was also responsible for introducing choreographed
dancing. Music Makers recently received a cheque donation for this
year's junkanoo season from New South Ocean.
At the cheque presentation were (from left) Troy Evans, back
line leader, Music Makers; William "Muppet" Brown, co-leader,
Music Makers; Kenneth Sears, lead beller, Music Makers; Burton
'Rodgers, project coordinator, New South Ocean, and Frederick Cal-
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Laing hails

heroes who

made ultimate

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT State Minister for Finance Zhivargo Laing
paid homage to those Bahamians and the millions around the
world who have served and died during World Wars I and II to
defend world peace.
Mr Laing said that many have paid the ultimate sacrifice with
their lives for "our freedom."
"We must be grateful to the leaders of our nation who
fought to defend world peace", he said on Sunday.
"If the outcome was different, we would be living in a far dif-
ferent world than we now live in, a world that would probably
have less freedom, less prosperity, and less social advance-
Minister Laing was speaking at the annual Remembrance
Day Parade held at 3pm at Martin Town Primary School at
Eight Mile Rock, where students from various schools on the
island assembled for a short ceremony.
Bahamian war veteran Cecil Hepburn of Eight Mile Rock
was among the five persons honoured. Also honoured were
Gerald Wildgoose of Hunters, Wilburn Miller of Lewis Yard,
James Roker of West End -and Don Williams of Freeport.
Mr Laing said that Remembrance Day is a very significant
He explained that it is cel-
ebrated on November 11
"We must be each year to commemorate
grateful to the the day that World War I
gratefulended on November 11;
leaders of our 1918.
He noted that the first
nation whO Remenibrance Day was cel-
fOUght to defend ebrated by King George V
world peace," He told students that the
r pred poppy is symbolic of the
blood that was.shed.my.
many brave soldiers during
the wars.
"In both these wars, dangerous armies and leaders sought to
shape the world in their own terrible images. However, it was
defeated by men and women and who were .courageous deter-
mined and loyal, men like Cecil Hepburn," he said.
"They were men and women who understood that if they
were not prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice we might
endure the ultimate suffering.
"They fought that we might be free, many died that we
might live."
"By their brave efforts we enjoy the peace we have today.
Many of these brave soldiers included men and women from
right here in the Bahamas, men and women who left'the peace-
ful shores of our island to serve abroad in these wars," he said.
Mr Laing-said that people all around the world are pausing
to remember the brave soldiers and civilians who made the ulti-
mate sacrifice to serve in the war.
"Today we must pray that if history should call on us to do
What they did we would have the sense of loyalty, courage, and
dedication to follow their example.
"I want to encourage all of you, the children and young
people and not so young people here today, to love God and
obey him, love your country and serve it, and cherish your
freedom and defend it," Minister Laing said.
Following Mr Laing's remarks, students and various march-
ing bands marched to St Stephen's playing field.



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BNYC membership

and recruitment

committee to

host meeting
THE membership and
recruitment committee of
the Bahamas National
Youth Council (BNYC)
will host a committee meet-
ing this Saturday at noon at
the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture.
All interested persons
wanting to serve on this
committee and who wish to
contribute to the growth of
the BNYC a:e invited to
The meeting will be host-
ed by vice-president of
membership and recruit-
ment Devera Pinder.

Death toll

Pises to 04

in Haiti school


U.S., FRENCH and Hait-
ian firefighters used sonar,.
cameras and dogs Monday
in the search for victims at a
collapsed Haitian school,
but as the stench of death
rose from the wreckage,
they no longer expected to
find anyone else alive,
according to Associated
Three days after the con-
crete building suddenly col-
lapsed during a children's
party, killing at least 94 stu-
dents and adults and severe-
ly injuring 150 more, Capt.
Michael Istvan of Fairfax
County, Va., said the chance
of more survivors was
remote. He also said the
death toll won't likely go
much higher.
Several bodies were
pulled out Monday, caked in
coricrete.dust, and radar and
cameras located several
But there have been no
indications of. survivors since
flur children were pulled ,,.
from the wreckage Saturday
niorning, said Daniel Vigee,
head of a Martinique-based
French rescue team.
Rescuers were probing
spots where neighbors
claimed to have heard voic-
es or received cell phone
calls from trapped survivors,'
without success. Finally,
before dawn Monday, they
opened up new areas to
search by tearing down a
two-story high concrete slab
that had been hanging pre-
cariously since the collapse.
Istvan's firefighters were
flown in by the U.S. Agency
for International Develop-
ment, and an eight-person
military team from the U.S.
Southern Command also
helped. They had warned
that removing the wall could
be too dangerous to rescuers
and aniy potential survivors,
but Haitians removed it any-
way using hand-held power
tools as hopes dimmed.
It was unclear how many
people were in the building
when it collapsed, though
the school is believed to
have had about 500 stu-
dents. Haitian officials said
some had time to escape
when it began to fall, and it
was not known how many
were pulled out unharmed
on Friday.
Some students weren't at
the school during the col-
lapse because La Promesse
was holding a party requir-
ing a donation 25 gourdes
(63 cents) that poorer fami-
lies could not afford, said
Deputy Steven Benoit, who
represents the area in the
Chamber of Deputies.
"A lot of students had
their lives saved because
they couldn't get in," Benoit
The tragedy at the school
-built along a ravine in a
slum below a relatively

wealthy enclave near Port-
au-Prince has brought
more attention to chronic
poverty in Haiti, where
neighborhoods rise up in
chaotic jigsaws and building
codes are widely ignored.
President Rene Preval has
made several visits to the
disaster site, blaming the
collapse on constant govern-
ment turnover and a general
disrespect for the law.
"There is a code already,
but they don't follow it.
What we need is political
stability," Preval told the

Policeman to exhibit

work for Festival Noel

FOR the 14th annual Fes-
tival Noel, the Bahamas
National Trust has invited a,
policeman to exhibit his work
in Grand Bahama.
A Nassau native with deep
family ties to Steventon, Exu-
ma, Erik Ellis is a prolific
artist and also a member of
the Royal Bahamas Police'
Force in North Andros.

"Thanks to the assistance
of the Bahamian art, culture
community, the mailing ser-
vice and Dionne Benjamin-
Smith, we were introduced
to Ellis' work," said Karin
Sanchez, chairman of
the Grand Bahama BNT
"The committee was sent
pictures of his work and were

very impressed with his tal-.,
Mr Ellis is a very passion-
ate artist and bases his work
on Bahamian culture and his
ancestral African heritage.
A productive artist since
1981, he has won many
awards, including the Nation-
al Award for Art presented
by the then Governor Gen-

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Breezes' front desk hostess.

THIS past week, Jamaican sprint athlete Veronica Campbell-
Brown stepped off the fast track to relax at SuperClubs Breezes
in the Bahamas.
Mrs Campbell-Brown first appeared on the track and field cir-
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2004 Olympics, where she won the women's 200-metres and lat-
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Her'most recent accomplishment placed her as the 2008 Bei-
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She is currently ranked history's 7th fastest female.
Mrs Campbell-Brown and her husband, Omar Brown,
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During his time as'an artist
Mr Ellis has exhibited both
nationally and international-.
ly with two shows in Europe.
"As a Bahamian citizen, I
feel that it is my duty to pro-
mote and preserve indige-
nous values of our cultural
heritage, to use whatever
possible elements of things
Bahamian, to inform and to
educate. I feel that the more
we learn about our heritage
we learn about ourselves, as a
country and as a culture," he
Mr Ellis will headline for
Festival Noel, which is to be
held on Friday, December 5,
at the Rand Nature Centre.
He will be supported this
year by over 12 local artists,
which include some
favourites like Ken Heslop,
Theresa Lord-Rolle and Del
"Festival began because of
the artwork," said Carolyn.
Milligan, BNT branch mem-
ber. "We built an entire
gallery thanks to the gen-
erosity of Glory Banks and
each year we now get to
show case new talent in a
proper gallery."

This year's event is set to
surpass its predecessors,
showcasing not only the arts,
but also food and drink.
The event will feature
wines and champagnes from
Bristol Wines and Spirits,
show off Grand Bahama's
culinary talents in the "Chef
Noel" competition, and host
a bountiful silent auction all
surrounded by local Bahami-
an musical talents.


Sponsors of the event are
Bristol Wines and Sprits,
Freeport Advertising and
Printing, Cool 96, John Bull,
and Parfum de Paris. Tickets
will be available at the Rand
Nature Centre, Bristol Wines
and Spirits and John Bull.
Bahamas National Trust
members who buy their
tickets in advance will save
ten dollars off the ticket
All proceeds from the
event will go towards the
local National Trust branch
for the revitalisation of the
waterfall and bird sanctuary
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Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137
(8). of the International Business Companies Act, N 45
of 2000, the Dissolution of BRANHALLOW LIMIT-
ED has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
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The date of completion of the dissolution was the 30th
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22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

Mrs. Edith Christine Roberts, 87

of Seabreeze .
Estates, Nassau, NP,
The Bahamas, went
Home peacefully, to '
be with her Lord and ---
Saviour at 9:23 p.m.
on Tuesday, 4th
November, 2008.

A funeral service
will be held for Mrs. .
Roberts at the Bible
Truth Hall, West
Avenue, off Collins .
Avenue, Nassau on'
Wednesday, 12th November, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.

Brother Aaron Thompson, assisted by Bro. Raymond
Albury and Bro. Charles Kemp will officiate and
internment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road, Nassau.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Donald, in
August of this year; her parents, Robert and Lilah
Stratton, one sister, Persis Higgs; two brothers, Lucien
and Stewart Stratton; two brothers-in-law, Hartman
Higgs and Peter Lowe; two sisters-in-law, Phemie
and Lily Stratton and one nephew, Van Stratton.

She is survived by two sons, Michael and Gregory.
one daughter, Gaylene Gahagan; two daughters-in-
law Alice and Sheila Roberts; one son-in-law, Wendell
Gahagan; three grandsons, Brian Gahagan, Donnie
and Joshua Roberts; three granddaughters, Lisa Berg,
Heather Wells and Rachel Roberts; two grandsons-
in-law, Scott Berg and Anthony Wells; one
granddaughter-in-law, Jody Gahagan; four great-
grandsons, Christopher, Connor, and Cullen Gahagan
and Mark Berg; one great-granddaughter, Lauren
Berg; one sister-in-law, Agnes Lowe; nieces, Amarylis
Key, Astrid Stratton, Eldwyth Roberts, Gaye Albury,
June Russell, Janet Albury, Marsha and Cheryl Lowe
and Charlyne Sked; nephews, Rowan and Bobby
Higgs, Andy, Keith and Gill Stratton, and a host of
other family and friends, especially Sheila Kentish
and Jennifer Levene, her faithful care-givers, Dr. Ian
Kelly, Bernell Turner, long-time family friend, Marc
Tertulien, the Sir George Roberts family, Ross Pinder
and the City Lumber Yard family, the Bible Truth
Hall family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bible
Truth Hall, P.O. Box N 551, Nassau, for the
"Moments With The Book" Tract Ministry in memory
of "Mrs. Edith Christine Roberts."

Friends may pay their respects at Kemp's Funeral
Home Ltd., 22 Palmdale Avenue, Nassau, on Tuesday,
llth November, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Govt to launch a

jobless relief plan

FROM page one
confidence at an all-time low,
the government has had to
move to utilise capital expendi-
ture on major projects through-
out the country to provide some
stimulus to the domestic econo-
"In light of this, my govern-
ment will put in place various
measures to mitigate the impact
of joblessness or reduced
income. Hence, the government
is considering the implementa-
tion of a temporary unemploy-
ment assistance programme to
be administered by the Nation-
al Insurance Board.
"Although unemployment
benefits are not presently
offered, NIB's primary objec-
tive is to ease the burden. My
government will, therefore,
cause to be allocated some of
the excess funds accumulated in
the Medical Benefit Branch of
the NIB Fund to provide week-
ly unemployment assistance
payments to workers who have
recently become unemployed or
placed on reduced work weeks.
"Since these payments are
being financed from the excess
in the former Industrial Benefit
Branch, the sustainability of
future pensions will not be
affected," he said.
To access these benefits, per-
sons must have been employed
for an unspecified "minimum
number of years." There are
also other "rules and stipula-
tions" that have yet to be for-
mulated. prior to the introduc-
tion of this plan.
However, these "additional
measures" will be introduced as

necessary, and as the evolving
situation dictates, Mr Ingraham
said. 0
"My government will contin-
ue to monitor closely ongoing
developments, ensuring that we
are properly positioned to make
the appropriate short-term
responses without damaging the
early return to our medium-
term growth path when the dan-
ger passes. In the early 1990s,
following upon the first Gulf
War when my first administra-
tion came to office, we faced a
critical economic and social sit-
"We worked tirelessly to
reverse that situation and we
succeeded. We then dealt with
the crisis caused by the collapse
of the high-tech bubble in 2000
and the crisis caused by the ter-
rorism events of September,
"Our good management of
the people's business during
each of these crises facilitated a
quick recovery in the years that
followed. I have no doubt that
my government has the experi-
ence and the expertise to enable
us to recover -from yet another
crisis not of our making and
over which we have no control.
Bahamians can trust in our pre-
paredness and our experience
to do what is right. God willing,
We will succeed," he said.
Mr Ingraham promised that,
as conditions warrant, in the
weeks and months ahead he will
address the nation with updates
on the evolution of this eco-
nomic crisis its impact upon
the country, and the effective-
ness of the government's plans
to the meet these challenges.

More-stringent monitoring

of financial services

industry 'will be needed'

FROM page one

All-Share Index, with only a slight increase in the third quarter.
In comparison to last year, this represents an 11.8 per cent
decline for the first two quarters and a small gain of 0.7 per cent
during the third quarter.
Mr Stubbs said the economic meltdown has the potential to
further erode consumer and investor confidence if the current
trend in tourism persists.
Already, the tourism downturn has had a multiplier impact on
the rest of the economy, which if it persists will leave persons
unable to meet debt repayments and create a strain on the bank-
ing sector.
Mr Stubbs added that the international component of the
Bahamian capital markets had been adversely affected by the
international financial meltdown, with investment fund adminis-
trators reporting falling net asset values (NAVs) for the invest-
ment funds they handled as a consequence of exposure to sub-
prime mortgages and the fallout resulting from the global melt-
Mr Stubbs said market participants had further reported falling
revenues as a result of shrinking assets under management.
He added that it was imperative that the Securities Commis-
sion was in a position to ensure that persons operating in the
country were fit and proper, adhered to good corporate gover-
nance principles, were not co-mingling accounts of clients with
their operating account, and that there was the appropriate dis-
semination of information so that investors can make more
informed decisions.
Mr Stubbs said that in this climate the Securities Commission's
role was even more important.
.He added that the Securities Commission expected to enhance
its regulatory capabilities through the implementation of a new
Securities Industries Act and related regulations, and by the
implementation of recommendations from a recently-completed
operations review of the Commission.
"Both the Commission and the accounting profession (specifi-
cally through BICA) are required to provide guidance and advice
to participants to the capital markets, to ensure that investors and
the public are properly informed during these uncertain and
challenging times," he concluded.

FROM page one

Order 60, Rule three of the
Supreme Court's rules states that
any person shall, "on the payment
of the prescribed fee, be entitled
during office hours to search for,
inspect and take a copy of any of
the following documents filed in
the registry namely, the copy of
any writ of summons or other
originating process, any judgment
or order given or made in court or
the copy of any such judgment or
order and with the leave of the
court, which may be granted on
an application made ex parte, any
other document".
While the obstruction at the
Supreme Court Registry opened
the way for The Tribune to sug-
gest to Mr Barnett that this was a
reason for government to swiftly
implement a Freedom of Infor-
mation Act, he said a law already
exists that allows the public access
to these documents.
"So you, as a matter of right
have the ability to see a copy of
any writ and any judgment and
that's what the law says. The law
is very clear," he said.
On Friday, The Tribune tried
to get copies of four civil suits
filed in the Supreme Court by the

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attorney general's office on behalf
of the Comptroller of Customs
and the Treasury Department
against shipping company Global
Initially this newspaper was
told by a registry clerk that all
the documents on file for the suits
were available for viewing and
copies of the writs were available
for a small fee. Some time later
when The Tribune asked another
clerk for the copies, the reporter
was told that when it came to "the
newspapers" there were differ-
ent rules to obtain the documents,
and that the employee was not
going to risk getting in trouble by
providing the copies.
A letter of request subject to
approval by the Supreme Court
Registrar had to be provided
before The Tribune could obtain
copies of the writs, the clerk said.
After a passionate telephone
conversation with The Tribune's
news editor, who tried to explain
to the clerk that the matter was a
public record, the clerk said to
take it up'with Supreme Court
Registrar Donna Newton.
The Tribune was unable to see
Ms Newton, however her assis-
tant said to return with the letter
of request before any copies
could be given.
The letter was provided about
an hour later, but The Tribune
was told the registrar had left the
building and to speak with the
supervisor of the registry. This
supervisor never spoke with The
Tribune, but sent word with
another clerk that the copies were
unavailable because the original
documents had "not been
However, despite this, The Tri-
bune was able to review the doc-
uments and take copious notes
from the writs, and subsequently
write Monday's lead story about
government's legal action.
Earlier this year, Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham told the
media that a "mindset change"
in the public service was needed
to make civil servants more forth-
coming with public information
before a Freedom of Information
Act is implemented.

Voluntary bill

of indictment

in Harl Taylor

murder case

FROM page one

Majesty's Prison.
It is alleged that McNeil,
sometime between Saturday,
November 17, 2007, and Sun-
day, November 18, 2007, by
means of unlawful harm,
intentionally caused the death
of Harl Taylor.
Taylor, 37, an internation-
ally-known handbag designer,
was found stabbed to death at
Mountbatten House, West
Hill Street, nearly a year ago,
two days after Dr Thaddeus
McDonald, 59, a senior acad-
emic at the College of the
Bahamas, was found blud-
geoned to death, apparently
with a clothing iron, in his
Queen Street guest house.
Despite widespread specu-
lation that the two murders
might have been related,
police have not linked them.


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a) The above Company is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act, 2000.

b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on
the 7th day of November, 2008, when its Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Anthony B.
Dupuch of Kings Court, 3rd Floor, Bay Street, Nassau,
Dated this 7th day of November, A.D. 2008.
Anthony B. Dupuch






way forward in

the economic crisis


T he Bahamas has
entered one of the
most challenging times of our
history culturally, socially
and economically. While our
country has weathered such
storms of life before, there are
many adult Bahamians who
have never before had to con-
front such challenges.
To mark a safe trail through
the present troubling obstacles
will require a multifaceted
approach that addresses the
whole person mind, body
and spirit.
The way forward will also
demand the earnest and honest
participation of all Bahamians
of goodwill, especially those of
the household of faith.
The current situation afflict-
ing the United States and, con-
sequently, the Bahamas high
gasoline prices, increased elec-
tricity prices owing to the astro-
nomical cost of crude oil, the
mortgage crisis and declining
tourism arrivals has been
pegged as a "financial crisis".
Because of this, I'm concerned
that our community may search
for relief in ways dealing only
with money matters.
It is laudable that the
Bahamas government is pro-
viding welfare packages and
giving mortgage relief to fore-
stall or present a flood of fore-
closures like the crisis in the
United States that has left many
in a desperate search to find
shelter for their families.
I However, handouts are solu-
tions of the moment only. We
have to take the holistic
approach to hold our society
It is very necessary to do so,
unless we wish to see our coun-
try spiral into hopelessness and
eventual anarchy.
We have already seen an
increasing number of Bahami-
ans working reduced days.
We have begun to see layoffs

"This is Bahamas' opportunity
not to be a statistic of societal
catastrophe, but a light to our
troubled world."

and even job losses.
With the current rate of
financial downtown, there is a
high likelihood that there will
be more budget tightening and
downsizing, as businesses strug-
gle to stay afloat.
Change on this of this magni-
tude will affect the whole coun-
try, but will shake the very foun-
dations of the homes touched
I propose four main avenues
of structured, positive interven-
First of all, churches, govern-
ment agencies and the busi-
nesses most nearly affected
must activate their professional
counselling programmes.
If these do not exist, it is
essential to secure such services.
This is not a suggestion to be
brushed aside or taken lightly.
Professional counselling will not
only give those who are hurt-
ing a life-line to the emotional
stability they need to weather
the hurricane, but will also help
to prevent many from making
unwise decisions from which
there will be no turning back.
I am thankful that Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church has been divinely
inspired to prepare in this
Not so long ago, we launched
a multifaceted counselling pro-
gramme that provides for all
-ages, married, single and

divorced persons, those who are
experiencing job and financial
crises, for example.
Our doors are open to all in
need in this regard.
Secondly, if we wish to be of
real service to our people and
country in this time of trial, we
will not do anything that will
deepen or extend the culture of
dependence and the sense of
entitlement that already afflicts
so many sectors of our popula-
If we run food programmes,
our people should be encour-
aged to see themselves as dig-
nified partners in the venture
and not as recipients of welfare
for which they bear no respon-
Everyone should help in the
programme and everyone
should pay what they can, even
if it's just a dollar.
In this way, the truly indigent
will be able to hold their heads
up and have hope.
Thirdly, we must hasten to
educate our people as to how
to deal beneficially with a finan-
cial crisis how to get the best
value from out spending, when
to refrain from spending, how to
cook inexpensive but nutritious
What is of great importance,
we must teach our people that it
is sometimes necessary to delay
gratification and help them to
see the difference between

needs and wants.
Fourthly, government,
churches and other non-gov-
ernmental agencies must co-
operate to identify a consistent
approach to our current chal-
Bahamians often proclaim
proudly, and even fiercely that
we are a Christian nation.
This is our opportunity to
give substance to our boast. We
must all be prepared to open
our hearts, our fund of wisdom,
our pockets to family, friends,
church brethren, neighbours,
colleagues, the man on the
street, the stranger within our
Everyone, even the poorest
among us, has something to
give, whether it be money or a
simple word of encouragement
to buoy up hope.
Finally, it is my view that the
government should cause to
happen a summit focused on
this crises.
I support the president of the
Nassau Guardian, the President
of Colina General and lawyer
John Bostwick II in their call
for a non-partisan national dis-
We are in a season of change.
Change can bring crisis but
every crisis, every problem is
also the foundation for oppor-
tunity, a canvas upon which we
can paint new and improved sit-
uations and lives.
I call all Bahamians of faith to
We must pray without ceas-
ing, but God asks us to do what
we can while we pray.
Even in taking action, if we
do so in the will of God, he will
be with us.
This is Bahamas' opportunity
not to be a statistic of societal
catastrophe, but a light to our
troubled world.
The Word tells us to be
encouraged and trust in the
Lord in all things, and, let His
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and that any person who knows any reason why
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2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
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NOTICE is hereby given that YVEROSE JEAN-LOUISE
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Senior Sports Reporter
KINGSWAY Academy Saints, St.
Anne's Bluewaves and the St. Augustine's
College Big Red Machines took the upper
hand in the Bahamas Association of Inde-
pendent Secondary Schools' best-of-three
softball championship series.
Yesterday at Freedom Farm, the Saints
marched past the St. Andrew's Hurri-
canes 4-3 to sneak game one of the junior
boys series; the Bluewaves out-hit the
Hurricanes. 12-8 in the opener of the
senior boys division and the Big Red
Machines rolled past the Bluewaves 24-15
in the junior girls opener.
St. Auigustine's played St. Andrew's in
the senior girls opener, but the result of
that game was not available at presstime.
Game two in all four series will be
played on Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m.
Saints 4, Hurricanes 3: Crachad
Laing fired a two-hitter, striking out six to
lead Kingsway Academy as they avenged
their defeat to the defending champions
St. Andrew's in last year's playoffs..



Celtics dominate Pistons
in Iverson's home debut
(AP) Allen Iverson was wel-
comed to the Motor City with a
standing ovation so loud that the
public-address announcer couldn't
be heard.
Then, the Boston Celtics quieted
the crowd and spoiled Iverson's first
game at home with the Detroit Pis-
Tony Allen scored 12 of his 23
points in the piotial second quar-
ter, lifting Boston to an 88-76 win on
Sunday night...
See page 13

Chelsea stay on top
(AP) Nico-
las Anelka
scored t twice
to keep
Chelsea at the
top of the Pre-
mier League
with a 2-0 vic-
tory at Black-
burn on Sun-
day, and Dar-
ren Bent's two
goals lifted
Tottenham out of last place with a 2-
1 victory at nine-man Manchester
Seepage 12
Giants beat the Eagles
Underdogs or
favourites. the
New York
Giants keep
finding ways to
Eli Manning
threw two
touchdown n .-
passes. Bran-
don Jacobs had
two TD runs
and the Giants
held on to beat
the Philadelphia Eagles 36-31 on
Sunday night and further distance
themselves from the pack'in the
NFL's toughest division.

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"This was revenge for us," said Saints'
coach Rev. Stephen Duncombe. "Last
year we were tied with St. Andrew's and
St. Augustine's College in-the regular sea-
son, but nobody noticed us.
"This year, we wanted to prove that
we are the team to beat. This is our time
to shipe."
Laing, who helped his own cause with a
single and run scored, said they knew that
they had the team to beat the Hurricanes
and this was just.the beginning of things to
"We will cone back.in game two and
win the title," he promised.
Weston Saunders came up with a two-
out run-producing single that plated Ian
Fox with the game winning run in the top
of the third.
Kingsway got an unearned run from
Laing in the first and Tameko Williamson
and Cameron Mingo added two more in
the second.
St. Andrew's scored all of their runs in:
the first inning, sparked by:Alex
Euteneuer's RBI single. He along with
Morgan Sounder and Yves Reimann all
scored in the rally.
Ashton Butler came in relief of Justin
Higgs in the second for the loss.
Coach Pat Chiarello said the Saints got
a good game from Laing and that made
the difference.
"We didn't see him when we played
them, so we didn't know what to expect,"
he said. "He had a very good game.
"But once we cut down on our mis-
takes and hit the ball, we will be back in
this series."'
N: Bluewaves 12, Hurricanes 8:
Dominique Collie threw a two-hitter with
three strike outs as St. Anne's stunned
the defending champions St. Andrew's.
Kurt Stubbs was 3-for-4 with three
RBIs; Angelo Butler was also 3-for-4 and
Giovanni Willie went 2-for-4 with a home
run, driving in three runs in the win.
"This feels great. Coming in September,
we talked about it and we finally did it,"
said St. Anne's coach Rico Seymour.
"I'm so happy for these guys. We final-
ly did it. It ain't over yet. We have to do it
one more time than we can really cele-
Brandon Burrows was 2-for-4 with a
home run for St. Andrew's.

ST. ANNE'S PITCHER Dominique Collie unwinds as he delivered a pitch against St.
Andrew's in their 12-8 win in game one of the BAISS senior boys softball champi-
onship series at Freedom Farm yesterday.

Strikers put out the Blue Flames 31-16

AS THE Catholic Diocesan
Primary School Basketball
'Tournament winds down,
teams'continue to jostle for late
." ; :'' season playoff seeding in prepa-
ration for the playoffs.
The St Cecilia Strikers
helped their postseason cause
with a decisive 31-16 win over
the Our Lady's Blue Flames
7 yesterday on the road.
'The Strikers improved, to a
3-2 record.
Despite a slow start by both
teams, St Cecilia's got out to
San early advantage with a 6-2
lead by the end of the first
SThe Strikers reserves picked
up the defensive intensity in the
... second quarter and with a
swarming defense with active
hands, limited the Flames to no
field goals in the period.
St Cecilia's led 11-2 heading
into the hall.
With much of the starters
.; back on the floor in the third
quarter, the Strikers enacted a
full court trap turning good
defense into easy transition bas-
kets on the opposite end of the
Their defense dominated for
much of the half, forcing the
Flames into rushed shots and
frantic possessions.
A late scoring flurry by the
Flames brought about the
.game's final margin.
Marcellas Wilkinson led the
N7 'Strikers with 11 points while
CD team captain Ivoine Ingraham
.. finished with six. Stephen
Humes had six points off the
bench while Tajare Hudson fin-
,-ished with four.
vOrE a 0.s t Charles Cooper led the Blue
past an Our Lady's defender. E Flames with seven while David
i Mackey finished with six.



Simon defeats Federer

Associated Press Writer

SHANGHAI, China (AP) -
Roger Federer's back was fine.
His game still needs mending.
Gilles Simon defeated Fed-
erer 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Masters
Cup on Monday in the Swiss
star's first match since a sore
back forced him out of his last
Later, Andy Murray of
Britain beat Andy Roddick of
the United States 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 in
the other Red group match.
The second-ranked Federer
said earlier he didn't know what
to expect when he played his
first round-robin match in the
season-ending event for the top
eight players.
It turned out to be flashes of
his usual brilliance, then a quick
slide downhill. Federer faltered
late in the second set with a rash
of errors that allowed Simon to
get back into the match.
"Definitely today shots
maybe I miss I normally don't
miss," Federer said. "I think
that's just lack of practice and
just uncertainty where my back
was today. Now at least I have a
match under my belt, especially
three sets, and I hope I can play
better in the next match."
Federer withdrew from the
Paris Masters 10 days ago
because of his sore back.
"I was sort of skeptical going
into the match because the
practice sessions haven't been

MASTERS CUP Andy Murray beats Roddick

hard at all," Federer said. "I
really tried to not push it at all.
So I was actually happy that the
back felt OK."
The four-time Masters Cup
winner also gave credit to
Simon, who won their only pre-
vious meeting, also in three sets,
in Toronto in July.
"The better you play, the bet-
ter he plays," Federer said.
"He's quite a unique player and
he makes you work hard and
runs very well."
Federer also lost his first
match at last year's Masters
Cup but went on to win the title.
"It's great," he said. "It's the
only tournament where I really
have a chance after losing first
' The ninth-ranked Simon,
added to the field when No. 1
Rafael Nadal withdrew with
knee tendinitis, started finding
the lines and capitalized on Fed-
erer's slip in play in the last two
Simon ripped a backhand
crosscourt winner on break
point as Federer served at 3-4 in
the third set, then served his
seventh ace on match point.
"It's always hard to win
against Federer," Simon said.
"I know that I have to play my
best tennis. I just wanted to give
everything on the court. I
defeated him once in Toronto,

GILLES SIMON returns a shot against top seed Roger Federer in the Masters Cup yesterday in Shanghai...

so it was easier to finish the
The crowd overwhelmingly

favored Federer. Swiss flags
were scattered around the near-
ly packed Qi Zhong stadium,
and one section was a sea Qf red
and white.
Federer appeared to take a
few points to loosen up. Then,
after wasting three break points
as Simon served at 1-1 in the
first set, he broke through for a
3-2 edge, taking the game with a
forehand that Simon couldn't
Federer staved off a break
point in the next game and fin-
ished off the set with a second-
serve ace and seemed to be
headed for a quick victory.
They traded early breaks in
the second set, and Simon had a
great chance to forge ahead but
squandered three break points
as Federer started to look tight
while serving at 3-4.
Federer smacked a routine
overhead and an easy forehand

volley into the net to fall behind
0-30, then found the net again
with a swinging forehand off a
short ball at deuce, but man-
aged to hold.
Federer wasn't as lucky in his
next service game, with Simon
breaking to take the set and lev-
el the match with a great back-
hand winner after a long rally.
Federer had to rally from 0-
40 while serving at 2-3 in the
deciding set, pumping his fist
and shouting "Come on!"
Simon replicated the escape act
in the next game, with Federer
helping with two forehands that
sailed way long. Simon got the
deciding break in the next
Murray, also appearing at the
Masters Cup for the first time,
was sharp at the start against
Roddick, hitting five aces in his
first two service games, :&
"There's no question that he's

(AP) Rafael Nadal will
miss Spain's Davis Cup final
against Argentina because
of a knee injury.
The top-ranked Nadal
said Monday he's still strug-
gling with tendinitis in his
right knee.
His absence deals a big
blow to Spain's bid for a
third Davis Cup title since
2000. Spain captain Emilio
Sanchez Vicario has until
Tuesday to announce his
Spain plays Argentina on
indoor hard court at Mar del
Plata from November 21-23.

very confident right now," Rod-
dick said. "That's probably the
main difference."
Returning Roddick's serve
well and tracking down almost
everything, Murray got the only
break in the first set as the
American served at 2-2. Rod-
dick sent a backhand volley
long to set up break point, and
Murray followed with a fore-
hand crosscourt winner.
Murray held serve for the rest
of the set, then suddenly lost
his rhythm as Roddick found
The American fended off a
break point in the first game of
the second set while running off
five games as Murray began
spraying shots long and into the
But just as quickly as he lost
form, Murray found it again.
He held at love to pull within 5-
1, and after Roddick held to
take the set, Murray ran off the
first five games of the third.
Roddick finally held to 5-1, and
Murray then held serve, finish-
ing it off with a pair of clean
winners, the last a high back-
hand volley.
Novak Djokovic and Nikolay
Davydenko, who won their first
matches in the Gold group, play
each other Tuesday after Jo-
,Wilfried Tsonga and Juan Mar-
,tin deLPotro meet in an earlier

Manning, Jacobs lead Giants

to victory over the Eagles

AP Sports Writer

Underdogs or favourites, the
New York Giants keep finding
ways to win.
Eli Manning threw two
touchdown passes, Brandon
Jacobs had two TD runs and
th'e Giants held on to beat the
Philadelphia Eagles 36-31 on
Sunday night and further dis-
tance themselves from the pack
in the NFL's toughest division.
If there was any doubt the
Giants rule the NFC East, the
Super Bowl champions erased
it with another hard-fought win
on the road. "This is one'of the
toughest places to play," cor-
nerback Sam Madison said.
"It's extremely tough to come
here and get a win. It wasn't a
statement game, but we needed
to win."

first quarter of
game against th
Eagles in Philadell

(AP Pho

The Eagles had the ball at
their own 45 with 1:55 left, but Brian West-
brook was stopped by Chase Blackburn on
fourth-and-1. "It was exhilarating," Blackburn
said of the clinching tackle.
The Giants (8-1) are two games ahead of
the Washington Redskins and three in front
of the Eagles (5-4) and Dallas Cowboys. New
York is 3-0 against its division rivals, but has
only one other win against an opponent with a
winning record.
Perhaps the Giants' easy first-half schedule
- their first eight opponents are a combined
27-44 was a reason oddsmakers made the
Eagles a three-point favorite.
Miffed by the prognosticators' pick, the
Giants proved them wrong. They did get help
from the referees on two close calls in the sec-
ond half.
Jacobs lost the ball at the goal line on his 2-
yard TD run that made it 36-24. The Eagles
challenged, but officials upheld the play.
The Giants went ahead 27-24 two plays after
a reversed call gave them a first down at the
Eagles 3. Manning's 17-yard pass to Kevin Boss
on third-and-10 was initially ruled illegal
because he appeared to release the ball from
beyond the line of scrimmage. Replays showed
Manning's back foot was behind the line, and
Jacobs ran in from the 3 for the go-ahead score.
"I think the way the rule is written, it was
worth taking a shot at it," said Manning, who
urged Coughlin to challenge the call. "If you
have one toe on the line of scrimmage, then it's
a legal pass."
The Eagles were surprised the play was over-
turned. "I don't know what they were looking
at," defensive tackle Mike Patterson said.
Donovan McNabb had three TD passes for
the Eagles, but the Giants shut down West-

McNabb's 2-yard TD toss to
Kevin Curtis on fourth down
cut it to 36-31 with 5:30 left.
The defense stopped the
Giants on the ensuing posses-
sion and the Eagles took over
at their own 14 with 3:14 and
one timeout remaining but
they couldn't put together a
winning drive.
. Westbrook was stuffed on
i. two straight plays after McN-
abb's 7-yard scramble set up a
41 third-and-3 near midfield.
H. McNabb didn't seem to agree
with the playcalling on
Philadelphia's final two plays.
"I want the ball, but the
coaches felt we can run it for
)ws a pass in the the yards," he said.
Sunday night's Westbrook was held to 59
le Philadelphia total yards. The versatile half-
phia... back'had at least 123 combined
yards in six straight games
against the Giants.
itos: Mel Evans) "I have to find a way of mak-
ing the first downs," West-
brook said. "I have to do a better job."
Jacobs finished with 126 of New York's 219
yards rushing and the Giants held the ball for
almost 40 minutes.
The Eagles took a 24-20 lead on McNabb's 7-
yard TD pass to Hank Baskett on the opening
drive of the third quarter.
Manning led the Giants to three straight
scoring drives after throwing an interception on
the third play from scrimmage and New York
built a 17-7 lead.
But a fumble by Jacobs helped the Eagles get
back in it. Jacobs lost the ball while hurdling
Asante Samuel as Chris Gocong delivered a
hard hit. Patterson recovered it at the Giants 44.
McNabb hit Jason Avant over the middle
for a 10-yard TD pass to cut it to 17-14.
The Eagles used a trick play to take a 7-0 lead
after Patterson's interception set them up at
the Giants 9. Patterson rumbled 21 yards after
he picked off Manning's pass for his first career
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson scored on a 9-
yard run, taking the snap out of a shotgun for-
mation with McNabb lined up wide to the left.
The Miami Dolphins rejuvenated the single
wing this season, and it was the first time the
Eagles used a variation of that gimmick offense.
Manning tossed a 17-yard TD pass to Plaxi-
co Burress to tie it at 7. Burress beat safety
Brian Dawkins, who covered the wideout
because the Eagles sent a cornerback on a blitz.
Giants halfback Ahmad Bradshaw stripped
Quintin Demps on the kickoff and Blackburn
took it to the Eagles 13 after making the recov-
ery. Philadelphia's defense tightened up and
the Giants settled for a 27-yard field goal by
Manning's 1-yard TD pass to Boss gave the
Giants a 17-7 lead.

Anelka scores twice to

keep Chelsea on top

LONDON (AP) Nicolas
Anelka scored twice to keep
Chelsea at the top of the Pre-
mier League with. a 2-0 victory
at Blackburn on Sunday, and
Darren Bent's two goals lifted
Tottenham out of last place
with a 2-1 victory at nine-man
Manchester City.
Anelka deflected home a shot
from teammate Jose Bosingwa
after 40 minutes at Rovers'
Ewood Park and chipped the
ball over Blackburn goalkeeper
Paul Robinson from Frank
Lampard's pass in the 68th.
It was Chelsea's ninth straight
league victory on the road. Six
of those have come with a stun-
ning goals differential of 16-1.
The win kept the Blues ahead
of Liverpool on goal difference.
Liverpool won 3-0 against
West Bromwich Albion on Sat-
urday When Arsenal moved up
to third with a 2-1 victory over
defending champion Manches-
ter United.
The Gunners are still six
points behind the co-leaders
and United has eight to make
up with a game in hand.
Tottenham fell behind after
Robinho's seventh league goal
for Man City, only for Bent to
hit back with two to take his
tally to seven.
City had Gelson Fernandes
ejected in the 26th minute when
it led 1-0 and defender Richard
Dunne was ejected with seven
minutes to go.

Villarreal beat
Almeria 2-1

MADRID, Spain (AP) -
Giuseppe Rossi and Joseba
Llorente struck in the first 14
minutes and Villarreal beat
Almeria 2-1 to remain second in
the Spanish league behind
After Barcelona won 6-0
against Valladolid and Real
Madrid edged Malaga 4-3 on
Saturday, Villarreal needed to
win Sunday and now has 24
points from 10 games, one few-
er than Barca and one more
than Madrid.
Coach Manuel Pellegrini's
team is the only unbeaten team
in the league this season.
They have won seven and
drawn three.

NICOLAS ANELKA reacts after scoring his second goal against Blackburn
during their English Premier League match at the Ewood Park Stadium in
Blackburn, England...

Bayern Munich moves
up to third with 2-1
victory over Schalke

(AP) Promoted Hoffenheim
tumbled 1-0 to Hertha Berlin
and lost the top spot in the Bun-
desliga, while defending cham-
pion Bayern Munich main-
tained its revival and moved up
to third with a 2-1 victory over
Andriy Voronin ended Hof-

fenheim's five-game winning
streak and allowed Bayer Lev-
erkusen to go to the top of the
standings. Leverkusen squan-
dered a three-goal lead in a 3-3
draw with Karlsruhe on Satur-
day, but the point was enough
to keep it ahead of Hoffenheim
on goal difference.
After 12 rounds, Leverkusen
and Hoffenheim have 25 points,
and Munich, which had slipped
to llth after seven matches, has






Celtics dominate Pistons

in Iverson's home debut

AP Sports Writer

(AP) Allen Iverson was wel-
comed to the Motor City with a
standing ovation so loud that
the public-address announcer
couldn't be heard.
Then, the Boston Celtics qui-
eted the crowd and spoiled Iver-
son's first game at home with
the Detroit Pistons.
Tony Allen scored 12 of his
23 points in the pivotal second
quarter, lifting Boston to an 88-
76 win on Sunday night.
Iverson said he got "chill-
bumps" when he was intro-
duced and heard the roar of the
"That's all you want when
you get traded," said Iverson,
who has been dealt twice in two
years. "You want to get that ini-
tial feeling of how they embrace
and accept you."
A sold-out crowd stayed in
the game during a closely con-
tested first quarter before being
silenced in the second, when
Boston used four reserves to
outscore Detroit 30-10.
"That's our job," Allen said.
"If we don't come in and give
the team a lift, we aren't doing
what we are supposed to do."
The defending champions
didn't have any trouble keep-
ing their big cushion in a
rematch of the Eastern Confer-
ence finals.
Iverson finished with 10
points on 4-of-ll shooting with
four assists and four turnovers.
Detroit acquired the former
league MVP, Denver Nugget
and Philadelphia 76er last week
for All-Star point guard
Chauncey Billups, key reserve
Antonio McDyess and throw-
in Cheikh Samb.
The Pistons fell to 0-2 with
"I'm not up here to talk
about how long it's going to
take for everything to look
smooth," coach Mike Curry
said. "He did a lot o'f good
things and I'm going to encour-
age him to be even more

James, Clev.'
Parker, S.A.
Bosh, Tor.
Granger, Ind.
Wade, Mia.
Dtincan, S.A.
Stoudemire, Phoe.
Johnson, Atl.
Nowitzki, Dall.
Bryant, LAL
Martin, Sac.
Jackson, G.S.
Howard, Orl.
Carter, N.J.
Jefferson, Minn.
Paul, N.O.
Boozer, Utah .
Butler, Wash.
Gay, Mem.
Gordon, Chi.


Nene, Den.
Howard, Orl.
Haslem, Mia.
Stoudemire, Phoe.
Boozer, Utah
Okafor, Char.
Mbah a Moute, Mil.
Thompson, Sac.
Gasol, Mem.


Biedrins, G.S.
Howard, Orl.
Brand, Phil.
Duncan, S.A.
Gasol, LAL
Randolph, N.Y.
Boozer, Utah
Bosh, Tor.
Dalembert, Phil.
Jefferson, Minn.


Paul, N.O.
Calderon, Tor.
Kidd, Dall.
Nash, Phoe.
Wade, Mia.
B. Davis, LAC
James, Clev.
Rondo, Bos.
Duhon, N.Y.
Iverson, Det.
Roy, Port.

Boston coach Doc Rivers said
the Pistons will be better, but
it's going to take time.
"When you get a new play-
er, especially one that is going
to have his hands on the ball, it
changes 75 percent of your
offense," Rivers said. "The fans
don't understand how hard it is
to change a point guard in the
middle of a season, but it is
tough. It changes everything."
The Pistons miss Billups' abil-
ity to run the offense and,
McDyess' shooting touch off
the bench. McDyess will be
bought out of his contract,
according to his agent Andy
Miller, and the Pistons desper-
ately need the power forward
The Celtics had enough to
eliminate Detroit in Game 6 of
the conference finals on its
home court and clearly seemed
to be the better team again.
Boston didn't even need all
of its stars to shine in the easy
Ray Allen had 17 points,
Kevin Garnett scored eight on
4-of-15 shooting and Paul Pierce
added seven on 3-of-10 shoot-
ing. Rajon Rondo scored 13
points and Eddie House had
eight points as one of four
reserves with at least six points
for the Celtics.
"Our bench has been phe-
nomenal," Rivers said. "We've
started out slow in three or four
games, but the energy of the
bench has been tremendous.
There isn't one guy that carries
Detroit's Tayshaun Prince
had 23 points and eight
"Through all of this, I love
how Tayshaun is staying aggres-
sive," Curry said.
Rasheed Wallace had 10
points on 4-of-17 shooting and
11 rebounds. Reserve Will
Bynum added 11 points.
Richard Hamilton, who was
0-for-8, scored just three points
on free throws.
"They do a good job of trap-
ping Rip," Curry said. "They








RAY ALLEN (center) is squeezed in by Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton (left) and center Rasheed Wal-
lace (right) during the first quarter of Sunday's game at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan...

did that last season and in the
playoffs. The only way they're
not going to trap him is if
the other bigs complete
That's where Detroit
misses McDyess, who kept
defenses honest by making
jump shots.
Pistons guard Rodney
Stuckey felt dizzy and
| lightheaded late in the first
half and did not return to
play. Curry said he hoped
Stuckey would join the
team for a practice Mon-
day before playing on the
road Tuesday night against
In other NBA games
Sunday, it was: the Los
Angeles Lakers 111, Hous-
ton 82; Atlanta 89, Okla-
homa City 85; the Los
Angeles Clippers 103, Dal-
las 92; New York 107,
Utah 99; Denver 100,
Memphis 90; Sacramento
115, Golden State 98; and

S. ;

Toronto 89,.Charlotte 79.
In Auburn Hills, Mich., Tony
Allen scored 12 of his 23 points
in the second quarter for
Boston. Using four backups, the
Celtics outscored the Pistons
30-10 in the period.
"That's our job," Allen said.
"If we don't come in and give
the team a lift, we aren't doing
what we are supposed to do."
The defending champions
didn't have any trouble keep-
ing their big cushion in a
rematch of the Eastern Confer-
ence finals.
"Our bench has been phe-
nomenal," Boston coach Doc
Rivers said. "We've started out
slow in three or four games, but
the energy of the bench has
been tremendous. There isn't
one guy that carries them."
Tayshaun Prince led Detroit
with 23 points and eight

Lakers 111, Rockets 82
At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant

scored 23 ..points, Pau -Gasol
added 20' points. and. 15
rebounds and the Lakers beat
Houston to improve to 5-0.
Jordan Farmar had 16 points
and six assists, Andrew Bynum
added 13 points and seven
rebounds and the Lakers shot
65.8 percent in the second half.
Los Angeles has won its five
games by an average of 22.4
Aaron Brooks led Houston
with 20 points.

Hawks 89, Thunder 85
At Oklahoma City, Joe John-
son scored 25 points to help
Atlanta improve to 5-0, the
Hawks' best start since they
were 11-0 in 1997-98.
Marvin Williams added 16
points, and Flip Murray had 14.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder
with 20 points.

Clippers 103, Mavericks 92
At Los Angeles, Baron Davis
had 22 points and 10 assists, Al

KOBE BRYANT dunks the ball during the second half of Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets in Los

'^* I Angeles...

Thornton had 17 points and the
Clippers snapped a season-
opening six-game losing streak.
Marcus Camby had 14
rebounds and 101-points for the
Clippers. Dirk Nowitzki led
Dallas with 33 points and seven

Knicks 107, Jazz 99
At New York, Jamal Craw-
ford scored 32 points, and the
Knicks (4-2) moved two games
over .500 for the first time since
they were 16-14 on Jan. 1, 2005.
Carlos Boozer had 19 points
and 17 rebounds for Utah (5-

Nuggets 100, Grizzlies 90
At Denver, Carmelo Antho-
ny scored 24' points, Chauncey
Billups had 16 points and 10
assists, and Nene added 18
points and 12 rebounds for the
Rookie guard O.J. Mayo
scored a season-high 31 points
and had eight rebounds for
Memphis, but he had only five
points in the second half.

Kings 115, Warriors 98
At Sacramento, Calif., Kevin
Martin scored 27 points to lead
the Kings to their third straight
home victory after an 0-4 start
on the road.
Andris Biedrins had 16 points
and 18 rebounds for Golden

Raptors 89, Bobcats 79
At Charlotte, N.C., Chris
Bosh had 30 points and 15
rebounds, and Andrea Bargnani
added 18 points to help Toron-
to snap a two-game losing
streak. Bobcats rookie D.J.
Augustin scored 11 of his 14
points in the second quarter.

NBA Today

* By The Associated


Tuesday, November 11
New York at San Anto-
nio (8:30 pm EST). New
York beat Utah 107-99 on
Sunday to improve to 4-2,
the first time the Knicks
have been two games over
.500 since they were 16-14
on Jan. 1, 2005. The Spurs
are 1-4.


Jamal Crawford,
IKnicks, scored 32 points in
New York's 107-99 victory
over Utah.
Chris Bosh, Raptors,
had 30 points and 15
rebounds in Toronto's 89-
79 win over Charlotte.
Joe Johnson, Hawks,
scored 25 points in unbeat-
en Atlanta's 89-85 victory
over Oklahoma City.
Baron Davis, Clip-
pers, had 22 points and 10
assists to help Los Ange-
les snap a six-game losing
streak with a 103-92 win
over Dallas.
Kevin Martin, Kings,
had 27 points in Sacra-
mento's 115-98 victory
over Golden State.

Allen Iverson had 10
points on 4-of-ll shooting
Sunday night in his home
debut for Detroit. He also
had four assists and four
turnovers in,the Pistons'
88-76 loss to Boston.
Detroit acquired Iverson
in a trade with Denver.
Atlanta beat Oklahoma
City 89-85 to improve to
5-0, the Hawks' best start
since they were 11-0 in

The Los Angeles Clip-
pers beat Dallas 103-92 on
Sunday to snap a season-
opening six-game losing
The Los Angeles Lakers
beat Houston 111-82 to
improve to 5-0. They have
-had an average margin of
-victory of 22.4 points.

San Antonio guard Tony
Parker is expected to be
sidelined about four weeks
because of a sprained left
ankle. Parker was hurt Fri-
day night against Miami,
two nights after he had a
career-high 55 points
against Minnesota.

"That's all you want
when you get traded. You
want to get that initial feel-
ing of how they embrace
and accept you."
Allen Iverson after
Detroit fans welcomed him
with a loud ovation before
his home debut with the

* By The Associated Press



MIAMI DOLPHINS running back Ronnie Brown (right) runs on his way to scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against thq Seattle Seahawk during Sunday's game in Miami...

Dolphins save the best for 4th

quarter, beat Seahawks 21

* By STEVEN WINE Dolphins beat the Seattle Sea-
AP Sports Writer hawks 21-19 Sunday.
The strong finish is part of a
DAVIE, Florida (AP) The pattern for the rejuvenated Dol-
Miami Dolphins clung to a one- phins (5-4). They have a win-
point lead early in the fourth ning record for the first time
quarter when quarterback Chad since the end of the 2005 sea-
Pennington took the field for a son, and in the past four victo-
series he expected to be pivotal. ries they've preserved a lead of
"In the huddle I said, 'This is a touchdown or less at the start
the drive to win the game,'" of the fourth quarter.
Pennington recalled later. "The first time it happened,
Thus began a 16-play, 79-yard you wonder if it's a real good
touchdown march that took sign or I don't want to say a
nine minutes and"-h ed the fluke.but." coach Tony Spara-

no said Monday. "And then it
happens again. And then it hap-
pens again. And you start to fig-
ure out these guys really are
pretty resilient, and I do think
there's good character out
Last year the Dolphins were
rarely ahead, which may be why
they now guard a lead so stub-
bornly. Whatever the explana-
tion, they're good closer.
Miami has outscored oppo-
nents 56-29 in fourth quarter.
In the otlier quarters thbCDol-

phins have been outscored 153-
"I think we are building con-
fidence in ourselves and the
ability to win," Pennington said.
"Instead of having a feeling of
'here we go again' when things
don't go our way, we focus on
switching the vibe and switching
the momentum."
Even after the long drive
against Seattle that put the Dol-
phins ahead 21-13, they flirted
with overtime or even defeat.
The Seahawks drove 55 yards
to score a touchdown with three
minutes left, but Yeremiah Bell
knocked down a pass on a two-
point conversion attempt.
Seattle forced a punt and
moved to the Miami 49 before
Seneca Wallace threw four con-
secutive incomplete passes, the
last with 24 seconds left.
"I guess we wanted to make it
exciting," defensive end Von-
-'.ie Holliday said.
The Dolphins' wins tend to
be decided late. They mounted
a 15-play, 80-yard touchdown
,.drive in the fourth quarter a
,:eek ago to put away Denver.


The week before that, they
scored twice in the fourth quar-
ter to hold off Buffalo. And
against San Diego, Miami con-
trolled the ball for 12 minutes in
the final period to preserve a
17-10 lead.
"We're learning how to finish
people and put people away,"
guard Justin Smiley said.
With a game on the line,
Sparano said, it helps to be able
to put the ball in the hands of
experienced, talented players.
He said Pennington and rufn-
n"inmgbacks Ronnie Brown and
RTckS Williams are all good in
the clutch.
"I have trust in those play-
ers," Sparano said.
Still, the Dolphins would pre-
fer to seal the deal earlier. They
had a chance against Seattle,
scoring on their first two pos-
sessions for a 14-0 lead.
But the offense then began
to sputter, and an interception
return for a touchdown let the
Seahawks back into the game.
"It seems like we wait until
the game gets close to turn on
our real game," cornerback Will

Nuggets waived Antonio
McDyess one week after
they obtained him from
Detroit along with Chauncey
Billups and Cheikh Samb in
a swap for Allen Iverson.
The move was expected
as Denver tries to cut costs.
McDyess.' agent, Andy
Miller, had. said the chances
of him playing in Denver
were "very low to zero."
McDyess, who had two
previous stints with Denver,
hasn't appeared in any
games for the Nuggets since
the trade.
The 34-year-old forward
has averaged 13.4 points and
7.7 rebounds per game in 12
seasons. He averaged 7
points and 4 rebounds in two
games for Detroit before the
Besides the Nuggets and
Pistons, he has played for
the New York Knicks and
Phoenix Suns.

Allen said. "That's something
that we have to fix and we have
to stop. When we have a team
down, we have to keep mov-
Also keeping the game close
was Miami's kick coverage, the
^NFL's worst. Seattle had a 29-
ryrd,-punt return..and kickoff
.ridfirns of 50 and 32 yards. The
9 frpthins missed% )l tackles on
the three runbacks, and 72 yards
came after first contact, Sparano
"If we have people here who
are on the coverage units, and
their only job is t# be on the
coverage units, and they're not
getting it done, then we need
to find other.people," Sparano
But if kick coverage and nar-
row margins of victory are the
biggest complaints, that's more
evidence of progress for the
once-woeful Dolphins.


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Mr. Reginald Ferguson, Acting
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SESSION 3 11:45 a.m.
'Crime Trends in The Bahamas'
'ID Theft, Fraud Detection & Risk

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ROYAL BAHAMAS POLICE FORCE cadets at the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday. From left: tadet #92 Cris-
tian Zancolla, Cadet #14 Frankila Dorsett, Cadet #7 Franchescia Dorsett, Cadet #80 Christina Hall, Cadet # 11 Makel
Bowe, Cadet #87 Kevardo Smith. The Remembrance Day Service took place at the Gardens of Remembrance
at the Cenotaph.

who attends First
Step Academy; 9
year old Christo-
pher Curry, who
attends Hill Crest
Academy; Kim,
Sawyer, the new-
ly appointed
director general
of the Bahamas
Red Cross Soci-
ety, at the
Day service, at
t1e Q notaph on
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I R I Bl I N E


Central Baha Mar absorbing
says recession M a s

now 'possible'

* Almost 14% of commercial
loans in arrears, with
Chamber chief reiterating
calls for business relief
arid rate cut
* $330m worth of loans now
90 days or more overdue
* Fiscal deficit containment
not possible

Business Editor
THE Cen-
tral Bank of
the Bahamas
has admitted
the Bahamian
could slip into
recession by
year-end, with
the increase in
problem loans
to the business
sector leading
the Chamber of Commerce's
president to yesterday reiterate
his call for a cut in interest rates.
The Central Bank, in its
monthly economic update for
September, said commercial or
business loans had experienced
"the most significant weaken-
ing" out of all loan categories,
withsthe arrears rate loans 31
days past due (at least one
repayment missed) standing
at 13.6 per cent for the private
This means that more than
one in every to lo.as to the
Bahamian.business community
- 1.4 out of every 10, to be exact
- was in arrears as at end-Sep-
tember 2008. The banking sec-.
tor has about $1 billion in out-
standing loans to the business
sector, with the Central Bank
data indicating that some $136
million is in arrears.
The banking industry regula-
tor said the percentage of com-
mercial loans in arrears had
increased from 9.3 per cent in
December 2007, and from 10.5
per cent as at the year-over-year
comparative for September
Dionisio D'Aguilar, the
Chamber president, said the
commerclaHloan statistics again
backed his call for the Govern-
ment and Central Bank to cut
the discount rate, the interest
the latter charges on loans to
commercial banks.
That, in turn, would feed into
a reduction in Bahamian Prime,
the rate at which the commer-
cial banks lend to each other
and should, in theory, be passed
on to borrowers via reduced
monthly payments on all loans
whose rates are linked to Prime.
The Chamber chief said that
to ensure any interest rate cut
benefited only those businesses
and, borrowers with existing
loans and debt repayments, and
was not used for credit creation,

$10-15m in losses

seen some turn-up in business
based on what's happening
now, but we're not seeing the
level of activity we would nor-
mally expect from the Thanks-
giving period.
"It's still sluggish and very
short-term. It's still all very ten-
tative. It is still extremely soft at
this time, but I'm hopeful it Will
pick up in the short-term. We
will have some better indica-
tions of what Thanksgiving will,
likely be at the end of this week,
but it'll be less than last year."
Mr Sands added that "under
normal circumstances" Baha
Mar would have had a "fairly
good indication" of how the
Thanksgiving period was look-
ing already, but the shortened
booking windows had made
even short-term hotel industry,
trends much harder to predict.
The Baha Mar executives
emphasised that Thanksgiving
bookings and occupancy pro-:
jections could well pick up over
the next few weeks, but at cur-
rent projections, occupancies
were around 55-60 per cent for
the Sheraton and in the "60s-
70s" for the Wyndham..
Those levels were "off from
what we'd like it to be by at

least 25 per cent at the
"There is quite a lot of uncer-
tainty, and the strength of
Thanksgiving will give an indi-
cation of how resilient the US
travel market is," Mr Sands
Adding that Baha Mar hoped
to make no more lay-offs, he
added: "Hopefully, business will
improve going forward. We
have to do everything creative
to reduce losses and drive busi-
ness the way we can in a very
fragile environment."
Mr Sands said both Baha Mar
properties had been boosted
this week by Dr Myles
Munroe's Bahamas Faith Min-
istries International conference,
with the Sheraton's occupan-
cies in the high 80 per cent
range and the Wyndham in the
50-60 per cent range.'
Baha Mar's current perfor-
mance, and those of other
major hotel properties, will
come as little surprise, with
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham announcing last night that
tourism arrivals to the Bahamas
were projected to fall-by 6 per
cent for the 2008 full-year.
Stopover visitors are likely to

Business Editor
B aha Mar is currently
having to absorb net
losses running at a
rate of $10-$15 mil-
lion per annum at its Cable
Beach resorts, sources familiar
with the situation told Tribune
Business, with the two proper-
ties "at least 25 per cent off
where we'd like to be" for the
upcoming Thanksgiving period.
Robert Sands, Baha Mar's
senior vice-president for gov-
ernment and public affairs,
declined to comment yesterday
when contacted by this news-
paper about the loss figure pro-
vided to Tribune Business by
informed business sources.
However, he acknowledged
that while it was too early for a
fully accurate picture to emerge,
with just over two weeks to go
before the Thanksgiving holi-
day period travel market con-
ditions and bookings were "still
extremely soft".
* With room booking windows
having reduced to as little as
one week before travellers tak-
ing their vacation, Mr Sands
told Tribune Business: "We've

fall more than cruise passen-
"Tourism, the principal
engine of the Bahamian econo-
my, experienced an increase in
income up to August of this
year due to increases in room
rates in New Providence, but
hotel occupancy levels then fell
precipitously in September and
October and continue to do so,"
Mr Ingraham said last night.
"Since August, the major
hotels and resorts in New Prov-
idence and Paradise Island have
experienced the lowest occu-
pancy'rates in many years while
weakening in Grand Bahama's
hotel sector was in.evidence
many months before.
"Advance hotel bookings,
offer no sign that the situation
in our hotel sector will be
reversed in the coming months.
"Unemployment'is now a
most serious concern. -Many
workers in the tourism sector
face the prospect of layoffs or
unemployment for a consider-
able period, and at least until
the global economy, especially
that of the US, is stabilized and
returns to forward movement."

'Deficit spending' to cushion economy

Business Editor
THE Government will
employ 'deficit spending' in a
bid.to cushion the economic
blow the Bahamas is now expe-
riencing despite revenues being
10 per cent below projections,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said last night. Efforts to
contain the fiscal deficit and
national debt will be placed on
the back burner.
Addressing the nation on the
global economic downturnand
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* Revenues 10% below projections for first four months, as government set to
test how far fiscal deficit and national debt can stretch with borrowing rise
* National debt up 5.6% to $3.2bn, as fiscal deficit grows 20.9% to $28m in first two months
* Fiscal deficit for 2007-2008 Budget year contracts by over one-third

is now experiencing, Mr Ingra-
ham said government borrow-
ing will "appreciably increase"
as a short-term response to the
crisis, as the administration
seeks to finance public, works
projects and create employment.
Tribune Business sources
have suggested that the Gov-
ernment is trying to raise a $200
million syndicated loan from the
commercial banks to finance
such projects, although that
could not be confirmed .before
press time. Zhivargo Laing, min-
ister of state for finance,

declined to comment, saying he
wanted the Prime Minister to
speak first.
Yet some of the key capital
works projects identified by Mr
Ingraham are having issues of
their own, the Lynden Pindling
International Airport being a
prime example, with Citibank
and FirstCaribbean finding it
difficult to attract international
investor interest in the first $310
million financing round for a
$410 million project.
While cuts in recurrent spend-
ing, which goes on the Govern-

ment's fixed costs such as
salaries and rents, were ruled
out for the moment,' the Prime.
Minister said this position could
be reviewed if government rev-
enue performance proved "par-
ticularly weak".
While government revenues
for the first four months of the
2008-2009 Budget year were
slightly ahead of the same peri-
od to end-October in 2007, they
were 10 per cent below projec-
tions. This matched the 10 per



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* Legal bar on Babak
resuming as chair removed,
although no immediate
return likely
* Ruling could be another step
in paving way for settlement

Business Editor
ALL legal impediments to:
Hannes Babak returning asv
Grand Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) chairman were.
removed yesterday, after the'
Supreme Court struck out the
"oppression" action brought
against him and Sir Jack Hay-.
ward by the late Edward St
George's estate.
Observers last night said Jus-
tice Neville Adderley's v verdict
could potentially pave the way
for the two-year GBPA and
Port Group legal battle to be'
settled, although Mr Babak -
who is said to be currently
abroad will not be walking
straight back into his old job
immediately as a consequence
of the ruling.
Mr Babak, who was ousted
as GBPA and Port Group chair
when the St George estate
secured the appointment of
receivers for the two companies
in late 2006, is likely to now -
read the judgment before con-
sulting with the Port's directors
and current chairman on the
best way forward.
Two separate chairmen, Erik
Christiansen and Felix Stubbs,
have been appointed to head
Port Group.Ltd and the GBPA
Boards respectively in the
meantime, meaning the post Mr
Babak held is not vacant. As a
result, he is likely to move for-
ward cautiously.
Justice Adderley agreed with
the strike-out submissions prof-
fered by attorneys representing
Sir Jack, Mr Babak, Interconti-

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Obama must succeed for us all to prosper

LAST week,' I wrote about
what I described as America's
"most significant referendum
on the state of race relations".
Well, I guess that the referen-
dum passed with flying colours
as Barack Obama is now presi-
dent-elect of the United States
of America... an accomplish-
ment that I thought I would
never see in my lifetime, but an
event that I remained hopeful
my children could possibly wit-
I shared and felt 'the
moment' at about 11pm on
November 4, when CNN
declared Barack Obama the vic-
tor. As the cameras 'panned the
crowd' in Grant Park in Chica-

go, the most moving image that
remains with me is not that of
Oprah Winfrey leaning on some
person's shoulder with her face
full of emotion. Nor is it the
image of the Rev Jesse Jackson
with tears streaming down both
cheeks.. .but rather it is that of a
young, unknown white girl of
about seven or eight years-old.
She sat on her father's shoul-
der with an American flag in
one hand, her other fist tightly-
clenched and jubilantly pump-
ing in the air, and the expression
on her face was one of utmost
achievement, pride and passion.

That brief image, which last-

ed all of a couple of seconds at
best, will be immortalised in my
memory because what we were
witnessing was more than a sim-
ple watershed moment in the
history of race relations. Oba-
ma's victory was not just a
'mono-ethnic' event, wherein
he succeeded only because all
the blacks voted for him. He
succeeded because whites, His-
panics, Native Americans,

Asians and other groupings also
voted -for him in record num-
bers. Hence the reasons why
that image of the 'unknown girl'
holds a special place in my
memory of that historic
I do believe the result of this
recent US presidential election
* represented a 'passing of the
guard' in how the majority
views race. While I am not
naive enough to believe that
racism is dead, I do believe that
going forward it is becoming
more, and more marginalised.
One just needs to consider the
composition of the crowd in
Grant Park last Tuesday night.
I just look at my sons and their

By Lasrry 7.

friends. Among themselves they
do not see colour, but rather,
They see friendship.

How was this possible?
Many persons are asking the
question: "How was his victory
possible?" After all, he was
unknown with an un-American
name; most prominent and
influential blacks had thrown
their support'behind Hillary
Clinton; he was 'boxed-out'
from traditional Democrat Par-
ty big financial donors; he was a
newcomer to national politics;
and, finally, he was black.
insurmountable odds, he suc-
ceeded. When all the "Monday
morning quarterbacking" is
done, I attribute Obama's suc-
cess to two principle factors:,
Renaissance candidate
Some persons described the
president-elect as a modem day
'renaissance man' a term com-
monly used to describe a person
who is well-educated, or who'
excels, in a wide variety of sub-
jects or fields.
Obama is a very articulate,
smart, handsome, hardworking
and energetic candidate. He
also has charm, charisma and
presence. These qualities are
augmented by a Willingness to
seek and thoroughly consider
Finally, I do believe-the fact
that he is actually bi-racial pro-
vided some quiet comfort to
that slice of America that still
has a difficulty seeing a 'non-
Caucasian' as an equal, never
mind a president.

Campaign team
One is plainly left in awe
when analysing his campaign
team. The job they did is simply
amazing. They revolutionised
the science of political cam-
paigning with their strategic
planning; understanding of the
major 'hot buttori' issues; their
ability to incorporate-technol-
ogy and the Internet; their abil-
ity to understand and craft rel-
evant and clear messages; and
finally the discipline to stay 'on

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nental Diversified Corporation
(IDC) (the immediate holding
company for the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd) and Seashells
Investments, the vehicle that
holds the Hayward family's 50
per cent IDC stake.
He found that the St George
estate could not claim it had
been oppressed by how the
GBPA,and Port Group Ltd's
.affairs had been conducted
because they were not share-
holders in the companies. As a
result, they could not bring the
oppression action under Sec-
tion 280 of the Companies Act,
as they had tried to do.
"I find that even if the plain-,
tiffs or the [St George] estate
and the others mentioned in....
the Originating Summons had
been the victims of the oppres-
sive action complained of, they
would not be able to avail,them-
selves of the remedy-under-Sec-
tion 280 because they are not
shareholders of the Port Com-
panies or otherwise within the
victim class as required by law,"
Justice Adderley found.
S"Furthermore, insofar as the
first plaintiff [Lady Henrietta
St George] is a director of the
Port Companies, even if it had
, been pleaded in the Originat-
ing Summons that if affected
her interest in her capacity as
director, the oppressive act
complained of has been reme-
died by the Court Order dated
March 7,2008, and the remain-
ing oppressive act complained
of in 2006 was not acted on by
the company."
Justice Adderley added that it
was "plain and obvious that the

actionUmder Section 280 is mis-
conceived and bound to fail,
neither they [the St George
estate trustees] or the Estate
are shareholders of the Port
Companies or otherwise in the
victim class as required by Sec-
tion 280".
As a result, he struck seven
paragraphs from the estate's
Originating Summons, one of
which prevented Mr Babak
from acting as G~BPA and Port
Group chair, and dismissed the
oppression proceedings.
In his ruling, Justice Adderley
said that in the context of Sec-
tion 280 of the Companies Act,
victims of 'oppressive conduct'
in a company's affairs were any
shareholder, debenture holder,
creditor, director or officer.
The term 'shareholder'
"refers to the registered share-
holder", the ruling stated, with
the Bahamian Companies Act
having omitted "any provision
that a beneficial owner of shares
in a company is a shareholder".
The St George estate, though, is
not the registered shareholder.
Justice Adderley also rejected
the estate's argument that IDC,
Seashells and Fiduciary Man-
agement Services (FMS) were
affiliates of the GBPA and Port
Group, agreeing with the
defence arguments that they
were unregistered foreign com-
panies and could not be treated
as affiliates.'
This defeated the estate's
argument that it had been
oppressed by IDC's refusal to
amend its shareholder register
and list the executors Lady
Henrietta, her brother, Lord
Euston, and attorney Chris Caf-
ferata as shareholders.

Thursday, November zoth

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message' for two full years.
Obama's campaign team
appeared to have been focused,
cohesive, well-organised and
The big question
The big question is whether
President Obama can bring a
similar degree of focus, cohe-
sion, organisation and discipline
to both the White House and
America has numerous
'major' problems, such as a
financial system iii need of
urgent and costly repair; an
economy in recession; expen-
sive and widely unpopular wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan; bur-
geoning national debt levels;
unprecedented deficit financ-
ing; broken healthcare and edu-
cational systems; and, finally, a
dire need for investment, in
basic infrastructure such as
roads and bridges.
On the international side,
there is the unfinished 'war on
terrorism'; continuing instabili-
ty in the Middle East; and grow-
ing Russian belligerency.
For the Bahamas to prosper,
we need the US to prosper, as
our economic fate is inextrica-
bly intertwined. Therefore,
there is more riding on the suc-
cess of the incoming presidency
for the Bahamas than the casu-
al observer would detect.
TiUtil next week...
NB: Larry R. Gibson, a Char-
tered Financial Analyst, is vice-
president pensions, Colonial
Pensions Services (Bahamas),
a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Colonial Group International,
which owns Atlantic Medical
Insurance and is a major share-
holder of Security & General*
Insurance Company in the
The views expressed are those
of the author and do not neces-
sarily represent those of Colo-
nial Group International or
any of its subsidiary and/or
affiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com-
ments to .rlgibson@atlantic-

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DHL to cut 9,500 jobs in US

Sevn llYu hppn ed
U .S. Bah amas-Cai ben C tr

AP Business Writers

ATLANTA (AP) Delivery
company DHL, hit by heavy
losses and fierce competition, is
significantly reducing its air and
ground operations in the US and
cutting 9,500 American jobs,
leaving rivals like FedEx, UPS
and the US Postal Service to
fight over the customers it will
stop serving.
The decision announced Mon-
day could lead to higher ship-
ping prices and greatly scale back
a possible venture between UPS
and DHL, the fourth-largest
shipper of packages in the US.
Deutsche Post AG, the Ger-
man parent of DHL, said it will
no longer offer US domestic-only
air and ground services as of Jan-
uary 30, though it said interna-
tional shipping to and from the
US would continue:
DHL has tried to be a major
player in the US since it bought
Airborne Inc.'s ground delivery
network for $1.05 billion in 2003,
but it has lagged in the air and
ground markets combined, ana-
lysts said.
Now, as other shippers pick
up some of DHL's business in
the US, it could cost customers.
more but boost the bottom lines
of the shippers.
"The real upside might be two,
three or four years down the
road, when the economy is feel-
ing better and FedEx and UPS
are able to raise prices, because
they won't have another com-
petitor nipping at their heels,"
said Avondale Partners analyst
Donald Broughton.
Monday's 'news follows
Deutsche Post's announcement
in May that it was working on a
deal with UPS to allow the
Atlanta-based company to carry
some of DHL's air packages.
The DHL'-UPS venture was
expected to last up to 10 years
and generate up to $1 billion in
annual revenue for UPS, the
world's largest shipping carrier.
UPS has said the contract with
DHL, which it has been work-
ing to complete, would mostly
involve the transport of DHL
packages between airports in
North America not the pickup
or delivery of DHL packages to
UPS spokesman Norman
Black said his company would
continue to work on an air-haul
vendor contract with DHL. But,
he added, "Today's announce-
ment by DHL certainly could
affect the size and scope of that
contract. We'll go back into talks
and see what develops."

Baha Mar



in losses

RESORT, from 1B

While foreign direct invest-
ment inflows for tourism-relat-
ed projects was up 16 per cent
for the year to September 2008,
Mr Ingraham added: "The
growth of major investment
inflows into resort and hotel
development, which we had
anticipated, is slowing down and
a significant portion may not
materialise for quite a while."
He said: "We are significant-
ly increasing the marketing and
advertising of our destinations
in the television and print
media, and we are also aggres-
sively promoting our country
"Much of this initiative is
directed to the US market as
the closest, friendly, English-
speaking destination which uses
the same currency and enjoys
US customs and immigration
pre-clearance facilities."
The Prime Minister added:
"The Bahamas has the consid-
erable advantage of proximity
to the US; we will exploit that
proximity advantage to the
"These efforts are being sup-
plemented by aggressive initia-
tives to improve airlift from the
US to the Bahamas at compet-
itive rates.
"Increased promotional tele-
vision and print marketing ini-
tiatives are also underway in the
UK and Canada. Public rela-
tions initiatives are being pur-
sued in key markets in Asia and
Latin America with a view to

positioning The Bahamas to
benefit as and when the econo-
my begins to improve in those
"But even the best pump in
the world is of little value if
there is -no water in the well.
We must all await the return of
consumer confidence in the
global financial system and most
especially consumer confidence
in the US before we can get our
tourism sector back on track

Black cited the part of the
Deutsche Post announcement
that said DHL plans to stop
offering air service between U.S.
"The only thing that's left is
moving international packages
once they get to the US border,"
Black said. "That's a dramati-
cally lower amount of volume
than what they were originally
talking to us about."
Currently, DHL's total air vol-
ume for shipments from points
between US and international
destinations and between points
within the US is about 1.2 million
shipments a day.
That figure will drop to about
100,000 shipments a day after the
changes go through, Deutsche
Post said. The air volume figures
do not include packages that do
not start or end in the US.
Avondale's Broughton said he
thought the value of the pro-
posed deal between DHL and
UPS had been dwindling even
before Monday's news.
"This just accelerates that
process," he said.
Edward Jones analyst Dan
Ortwerth said Deutsche Post's
decision changes the scope of a
potential DHL-UPS deal, but
doesn't necessarily kill it.
"I don't see any motivation for
UPS to outright walk away,"
Ortwerth said. "UPS is in the
stronger position, and I'm sure at
the bargaining table they will
protect their own interests plen-
ty well."
DHL's air and ground opera-
tions generated $3.4 billion in
revenue last year.
"This is a nice pierce of the
market for UPS and FedEx to
play jump ball with," Broughton

Customers have already shift-
ed some of their business to UPS
Inc. and Memphis, Tenn.-based
FedEx Corp.
Dell Inc., for example, has
shifted some of its packages to
FedEx, according to spokesman
Venancio Figueroa. But the com-
pany also delivers packages
through rival UPS and other ven-
dors as well. Figueroa said Mon-
day's DHL announcement would
have a minimal effect on the
computer maker, since it has
contingency plans.
"Global shippers have told us
they are looking for unparalleled
global reach, and FedEx is the
global leader in express trans-
portation," FedEx said .n a state-
UPS expects it will be able to
pick up DHL customers in the
future, as it has in the past, Black
DHL's current providers of air
service within the US, ABX and
ASTAR Air Cargo, have been
opposed to the DHL-UPS deal,
saying it would cost thousands
of jobs if it went through. Now,
given the extent of Deutsche
Post's announcement, many jobs
could be lost at the two compa-
nies even if the DHL-UPS deal
isn't completed.
To satisfy federal rules pro-
hibiting more than a 25 per cent
stake in US airlines by foreign
owners, Airborne and DHL had
spun off Airborne's air opera-
tions as ABX Air.
ABX spokeswoman Beth
Huber said Monday's decision
by Deutsche Post will affect
ABX' work force and opera-
tions. Just how much of an
impact has yet to be determined,
she said. ABX has about 7,000

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(a) NAVAJO OVERSEAS MANAGEMENT LTD. is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 10, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 8th day of December, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2008






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P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047,327-1258


I. Lot #39 (25.xlo00')
w/he 1,104sq. ft., B3k
#35 hm #64-Uncaln
Wvd ( Valse X7,700.00)
2. Vacant lot 302
(8,S00s. ft.) monr or
less-WVmon Meadows
Sub 92(Appraised
Val" SS5,000.00)
3. Lot#13, slk #84
(0so'xl 2o') w/bunlkn
(S985 L)-Eat St
(Appra4-1d Valu
4. Lot 96 (7,000sq- ft.)
w/ ft.)-Kool Acres Sub
(App rabIw Valwu
S. Lot (S0*xl00')
w/b illd (1,91 2sq.
ft.)-Deveaux St
(Appraised Vau*
*t 9,000.00)
6. Lolt6({60Sxt07')
w/house-Smlth Ave
Coiec" Garden Sub
7. Lot #214 (SO'xlOO') ,.-
shop 1 Rosvet Ave

(ApWmaed Value
8. Lot #2, a1 #W01
(50'x 00')1 I 4two
st y 4 unt b wstld
wvst of Famey St off
SlPark d (Appraised

9. Lou #29 a #30,
(5'x4 O'), t k 47
w/bduplng (1,l40sq.
ft.)-FMoahesw St,
Nassau V*ag.
(A6,r111e Valu
10. LoU s5wl 6
(10 0 x0tOO) w/he-
Sliter Palm LA Imperial

PaBIk ( P w/pased

tr67sa. AIpl-dew
wHope 9Dr n03s He. ft.)-i
Cedar StYellow Elder
(Appraised Voaie
12. Lots#33a84, 1k
47 (S0'x9724 ')
w/dupkex (1,532sq.
ft .-Forbs St Nassau
V(Ale (Appraise
163. Locs#I, ltk2
(10,00064. ft.) ik
#34 wAtwo Borey
building (5,482sq. ft.)-
Mt. Rase Ave ae
Clifton St
14. Loc#2l (50*xlOO)
Bkl#]I w/h1se
(1,567ss. fL)-New
Hen Dry loan's He ihts
West Sub
15. Lot #338
(6OOt97,24') witse
(1.73S3q. ft)-Arwak
(Andprs (Aled Vt

17. Lot#119 (22,ath)sa.
(3,440sq. ft.)-Slr
Henry Mortn Dr

AndonsI each Colony
Andrat (Amprabosd
(9,400sn. ft.)

lanurse Cay Andres

* 45' (1992) Defender Vessel (Umnos)
* 48' (1989) North Caroltna Hull
52' (1979) Hatters Vessel (MV Buddy)
51 '(1981) DftnlerVeser (UEquIty)
0 80' Custom Steel Hull Vessel (Lady Krtiy)
a 94' Steel Hull Gulf Coast Shrimp Trawler Vessel
(1980) with (2) Volvo Diesel engine (Sweet Charlotte)
* 122' Snge Screw Steel Hull(1960) MV Isa111it,
vessel ha a new engine requiring istallation. And
can be view at Bradfoni Marim, Grand Bahama

Bahama (Appraised
Value $178,600.00)
33. Vacant lot #5, Btk
#31, SectIon B-Royat
Bahamian Estate Sub
Value $31,000.00)
34. Lot #54 E (6,5OOsq.
ft:) w/triplex
foundation (2,788sq.
ft.)-Murphy Town
Abaco (A*pra.isld
Value $24.596.00)
35. Lot #6 Vacant 2
acres-Pox Town
Abaco (AppraIwa
Vaue *o50,000.00)
36. Lot #$I (I S.OOOsq.
ft.) withudlng-
Murphy Town Abaco
(Appraised Vakte
37, Portion of lot #69,
(15,0004. ft)-Front
St Murphy Town
Abaco (Appakied
Value $2,25s.00)
38. Lo. 9.300so. ft.
w/boneflsh lodge
4,300sq. ft.-Sandy
Point Abaco
(Appratid V*uke
39- Lot #55 (6,900oq.
ft.) w/butdtlng-
Murphy Town Abaco
(Appratsed Value
$12,07S.00) .
40, Lot #45 (60'xl60')
w/bultdlng (3,900sq.
ft.)-Sandy Point
Abaco (App Mraiso
41. Lot 87,120sq. ft.
w/four cottages and
one storage building
totaling (4,! 86s4.
ft.)-Sand Banks
Treasure Cay Abaco
(Aprisd ae
42. Property 3 i.'xI t 1
w/house Lord St
Taprum Say
Aiprs Vat.e
43, Vacant portion of lot
#7 (50"xl tO')-West
James Cstern
Elethera (Appmmard
Value $18,000.00)
44. Property w/twelve
room motel 1 .39
acres-Arrtur's Town
Cat Island
(Appransed Value
45. Vacant 6.5 acres-
Arthur's Town Cat
46. Lot #8 vacant
(65,200sa. ft,)-Moss
Town Exuma
(Appraised Val e
47. Lot (87,300sq. ft)
with small hotel
totaling (6,540,q.
fL)and exclusive
beach-Forbes Hill
4$. Vacant lot # 281
(6,600sq. ft.)-
Oceanic Rd Bahama
Sound Section #3
Exunma (Apprased
Value $1$,150.00)
49. Vacant lot #95
( 60'xl25')
Commodore Rd
Elzabeth Harbour Est.
Exuman (Apprrlsed
Value $45,000.00)

(1) 03 Dodge Caravan
(1) 96 Ford Explorer
(1) 97 Dodge Straus
(1) 01 Hyundai H-1 Van
(1)01 Kia Bus 12 Seater
(1) 78 L 800 Ford Boom Truck
(1) 02 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX
(1) 06 Hyundai H-. Van SVX (Sliver)
(1) 01 Kitchen Tandem Cherokee Trailer

The public is Inved to submit M ds marked Tender" to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O. Box
N-3034, Nasau, Bahamas atOa n on nmndal Conrofler, faxed bid will not be accepted or
telephone 327-5780 for additional information. Pleae note that all bids on the aforementioned-
properties and assets should be received by or on November 14, 2008. The Bahamas Development Bank
reserves the riht to rect any or an offers A iMt a eiod a i

(Appraailed Value
$200,000.00 >
19. Lot (4,344sq. ft.)
w/duplex building
(1,174s *t.)-Fresh
(Appraisd Valuem
20. Los#43 (90'xOOY')
w/budlnlRitussellt St
Mauhew Town lngau

21. Vacant Lot #8 Elk
412 Unlt#3
(I ,250so. t-.)-
Heiny Ave Derby Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appraseod Value
22. Lot #43 B
(tO'Oxt 501) wfth
house Duplex-
Neison Ad Poinclana
Gardens Grand
Bahama m Appraised
Value $0*,000.00)
.23. tot 3 7 (S0'Xl 591)
with six pitx 2-storey
apartment building at
(5,40054. ft.)-Marn
Town, KingI Sub Eglht
Mile Rcsk Grand
Baham (Appraised
24. Lot with ten (10) unit
Hotel (51,0005. ft.)
on 4.99 acres of
beach front-Hight Rock
Grand Bahama
(A^or-s _ed Value
25. Vacant lot #13, Blk
#S9, Uit j#3
(22,752s. ft.) ,45'
on canal front-
*... rnham Cile at
Ingrave Dr Emerald
Bay Sub Grand
Bahama (Appwalsed

26. Vacant lot #21, BItk
#3 (14,16sq. ft.)-
Waterfall Dr Seahonse
Village Sub Grand
Rah*nsa (Appralse
Value S40,000.00)
27. Lote 862 (1O,000sq.
ft.) section with
duplex foundation-
Satash at Tresco Rd
Freeponel Bge Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appranlsed Value
St 12,000.00)
28. Lot #IS, BIk*#lS
Unit #3 (90"xl 25')-
Derby Sub Grand
Value S23,000.00)
29- Vacant tot #25, Slk
#15 (1 7,864O$q. ft.)
COwwater n Shannon
County Club Sub
Grand Bahama
(Apprab d Value
30. Vacant kot #110
(12,SOOsq. ft.)-
BonefIsh St t Polaris
Dr, Carvel Beachl
Grand Bahama
(APWrasd Value
31. Lot #59 (17,276sa.
ft) Section #1 with
an Incomplete
St a Potlaris Or Carvel
Beach Grand Bahama
(Appraad Value
32. Lot #2 (20,000sq.
ft.) w/bultldlng
complex ar coin
Highway Holmes Rock
Commioage Grand





BANK, from 1B impose the cap it introduced
the Central Bank could re- post-September 11, 2001, to pre-

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
2000), LEIF CORPORATION is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 5th day of
September, 2008.

Lutea Trustees Limited
9 Burrard Street
St. Helier, Jersey

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
2000), FUNGI ENTERPRISES S.A. is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 20th day of
October, 2008.

Juncal 1305, Piso 21

IN THE MATTER of ALL that tract of land
containing by ad measurement 60.15
Acres situate East of Moss Town and
North of the Hermitage on the Island of
Great Exuma, Bahamas ,-
ANDIN THEIMATT'ER of The Quieting i'
Titles Act, 1959:
AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of .


NOTICE is hereby given that Willard Clarke of Crawford
Street, Oakes Field in the Western District of the
Island of New Providence, Bahamas is applying to the
supreme Court to have his Title to the following land
investigated under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles
Act, and the nature and extent there of determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the said
Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

ALL THAT tract of land containing by ad measurement
60.15 Acres situate East .of "Moss Town" and North
of "the Hermitage" on the Island of Great Exuma one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY by Tar Bay Pond
and running thereon One thousand Six hundred
and Fifty-five and Eighty One-hundredths (1,655.80)
SOUTHEASTWARDLY by land now or formerly the
property of Fred Walsh and a Road Reservation and
running thereon Six hundred and Twenty-three and Ninety
One-hundredths (623.90) Feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY
by land now or formerly thetroperty of the said Fred
Walsh and running thereon Eight hundred and Eighty-
seven and Twenty-three One-hundredths (887.23) Feet
SOUTHEASTWARDLY again by land now or formerly the
property of the said Fred Walsh and running thereon Two
thousand and Thirteen and Forty-two One-hundredths
(2,013.42) Feet SOUTHWESTW RDLY again partly by
land now or formerly the property of one Walters et al
and partly by a Forty (40) Feet wide Road Reservation
leading to Pindling Drive and running thereon jointly
Seven hundred and Ninety-eight and Fifty-nine One-
hundredths (798.59) Feet and NORTHWESTWARDLY
by land the property of Mingo Rolle and running thereon
Two thousand Six hundred and Ninetytwo and Ninety-
four One-hundredths (2,692.94) Feet which said tract
of land and Road Reservation have such positions
shapes marks and dimensions as are shown on the
Plan filed herein and edged in Pink and Brown".
Copies of the Plan may be inspected during normal
office hours at the following places:-

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher Building, East Street, in the
City of Nassau; or.
2. The Chambers of James M. Thompson,
Terrace House, First Terrace and Collins
Avenue in the City of Nassau, Bahamas.
3 The Office of the Administrator at
George Town, Exuma Bahamas.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file the Supreme Court
and serve on the Petitioner or his Attorney a Statement
of his or her Claim in the prescribed form, verified
by an Affidavit and other related requirements to
be filed therewith by the 29th day of December,
A.D., 2008. Failure of any such person tor file
and serve a Statement of his or her claim together
with the other related requirements by the 29th
day of December ,A.D., 2008 will operate as a
bar to such claim.


vent banks from expanding
their total loan books beyond
current size.
"The Government can tackle
this in two ways. It can let busi-
nesses lay people off and then
help them, or prevent business-
es from laying people off by giv-
ing them" incentives and tax
breaks," Mr D'Aguilar told Tri-
bunre Business.
"The critical thing is to keep
people employed. Give busi-
nesses relief to keep people
employed. When you reduce
head count it gets brutal. If you
lay-off one person, their usual-
ly supporting three or four oth-
ers, and the effects can become
With many hotel sector work-
ers working one, two or three-
day work weeks, others having
been made redundant and per-
sistent reports that Atlantis
could lay-off between 5-10 per
cent of its existing workforce,
relief for businesses has never.
been more needed.
Apart from an interest rate
reduction, the Chamber presi-
dent said the Government could
look at tax reductions, ensur-
ing BEC quickly passed 'on
reductions in the fuel surcharge
and business licence fee reduc-
tions .to companies who main-
tained existing staffing levels.
"Businesses are being hit
from so many directions and are

ECONOMY, from 1B

cent revenue fall-off experi-
enced in 2001 and 2002, due to
the September 11, 2001, terror
With the national debt hav-
ing increased to $3.2 billion, as
at end-October 2008, up 5.6 per
cent year-on-year, the Govern-
ment is relying in its relatively
low debt-to-GDP ratio (in com-
parison to the remainder of the
Caribbean) to give it wiggle
room to increase spending and
borrowing, and run higher fis-
cal deficits temporarily.

looking for relief," Mr
D'Aguilar said. "The Govern-
ment's emphasis should be on
keeping people employed.
They've got to focus on the pri-
vate sector, especially small and
medium-sized businesses.
"I don't see why, by .reduc-
ing interest rates by 1 per cent,
we can't get them current and
cap the. amount of loans that
banks can make. Give it a one-
year life."
Meanwhile, the Central Bank
said total non-performing loans
(those 90 days past due with
three payments or more missed)
had increased by 30.9 per cent
since the start of 2008, reach-
ing $330 million as at end Sep-
tember 2008.
Over the same nine-month
period, total bank loans in
arrears climbed by 17.4 per cent
to $622 million, with the ratio of
arrears to total loans increasing
to 10.4 per cent compared to
9.3 per cent as at December
2007, and 8.6 per cent for Sep-
tember 2007.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham last night said the deterio-
ration in the banking system's
asset quality further exposed
the current "weakness" in this
nation's economy.
He said: "Non-performing
loans, that is, loans on which
payments have not been made
for at least three months, have

The hope is that, given the
Bahamas' current fiscal position,
this move will relieve some of
the economic pressures and not
lead to the creation of an unsus-
tainable debt burden or down-
grades from the international
credit rating agencies.
The 2008 year-over-year'
increase in the national debt was
faster than the 4.7 per cent
growth seen in the 12 months
to October 31, 2007.
The Central Bank, mean-
while, yesterday delivered a fis-
cal warning of its own, revealing
that the fiscal deficit had
increased by 20.9 per cent to $28



Pursuant to -the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business companies Act 2000, nAtice is hereby
igien that the"dabove-named Company has been dissolved and
struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution.
issued by the Registrar General on the 4th.day of November,
A.D., 2008.

Dated the 7th day of November, A.D., 2008.

Ronald Knowles
Liquidator of.

Legal Notice


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


Legal Notice

(In Voluntary Liquioation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 21st day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


increased by nearly 40 per cent.
"Another revealing indicator
is the ratio of loans in arrears to
total claims outstanding which
has risen to 10.4 per cent in
2008, compared with 8.6 per
cent in 2007 and 7.6% per cent
in 2006."
The Central Bank said the
increase in the percentage of
mortgage loans in arrears had
been more marginal, growing
by only 0.1 per cent from 10.4
per cent to 10.5 per cent of the
total outstanding portfolio dur-
ing the first nine months of
Still, the regulator said the
percentage of mortgage loans
currently in arrears was above
September 2007's 8.9 per cent
level. As for consumer loans,
the arrears percentage had
increased to 9.1 per cent in Sep-
tember 2008, compared to 8.3
per cent and 7.8 per cent,
respectively, for December and
September 2007.
As a result, Bahamian com-
mercial banks had increased
loan loss provisions by 27.4 per
cent since end-December 2007.
The Central Bank acknowl-
edged that the Bahamas' gross
domestic product (GDP)
growth for 2008 was "likely to
be, at best, very modest to flat,
following on a possible con-
traction in the second half of
the year".

million during July and August
2008 the first two months of
the 2008-2009 Budget year.
Total spending, driven by an 8
per cent increase in recurrent
expenditure, rose by 6.9 per cent
to $244.6 million during those
two months. This was despite
capital spending falling by 11.8
per cent.
Yet total revenues grew at a
slower rate during those two
months, rising only by 5.3 per
cent to $216.7 million. Revenues
from taxes increased by 6.3 per
cent, but non-tax revenues
dropped by 5.2 per cent. *
For, the 2007-2008 Budget
year, Central Bank data showed
that the fiscal deficit for those 12
months had fallen by 35.31 per
cent, dropping from $183.5 mil-
lion to $118.7 million. This
means :the Government spent
'$118.7 million more than it earnt
in that fiscal year.
For the 2007-2008 Budget
year, government revenues and
grants increased by 5.64 per cent
year-on-year to $1.414 million,
compared to $1.338 million the
-year before. Import duty rev-
enues increased by 2.77 per cent,
growing from $507.5 million to
$521.6 million. .
Recurrent spending by the
Government rose by 3.18 per
cent to $1.327 billion, compared
to $1.286 billion the year before,
'with capital, spending up 0.52
per cent at $167.1 million.
Those who had been looking
for the Prime Minister to deliv-
er a 'magic bullet' solution or
quick fix to the Bahamian econ-
omy's problems are likely to
have been disappointed by last
night's address, but in truth
there is very little he or the Gov-

The word "contraction' is
essentially banker 'code-speak'
for recession, which is defined
as two consecutive quarters of
negative economic growth.
And, not surprisingly, the neg-
ative growth is likely to last
through 2009.
Anecdotal evidence since
September already signalled
attenuated weakness in the
domestic economy during the
fourth quarter, with the aver-
age work week in the hotel sec-
tor reduced below the seasonal
ebb normally expected during
this time of the year, and with
some properties having to
reduce their employment lev-
els," the Central Bank reported.
"In other real sector activity,
sluggishness in construction out-
put is evident in the scaled back
works on several foreign invest-
ment projects, impacted by con-
stricted credit and capital flows
in the external sector.......
"These conditions and their
consequences will also adverse-
ly impact Government's rev-
enue collections, and constrain
short-run efforts to reduce the
fiscal deficit. While the rebound
in the US dollar and subsidized
oil prices are expected to tem-
per the domestic inflation rate
during 2009, the Bahamas will
still be faced with the accumu-
lated impact of higher prices
already in the economy."

ernment can do in the short-
term other than prime the capi-
tal works spending pump.
The speech -was more of a
'reality check', giving Bahami-
ans a sobering assessment of the
current economic situation, and
emphasising the need to pull
together, be productive and pru-
dent when taking on new debt.
Critics, though, are likely to
point to the fact that there was
little to generate confidence in
either consumers or businesses
at a time when it is badly need-
ed. Yet, in truth, "there is little
reason for many to be Wildly
optimistic about existing eco-
nomic prospects.
Notably absent from the
Prime Minister's address,
though, was any mention of the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) privatization
and any potential efforts to sell
other state assets, or plans to
develop renewable energy
sources for BEC. Both could be
key initiatives to keep the econ-
omy moving.
The only new initiative
announced by the Prime Min-@
ister last night was a proposal'
to re-allocate monies from the
National Insurance Board's
(NIB) medical benefit branch,
where there is a surplus, to a
"temporary unemployment
assistance programme" that the
Board will administer.
This would not impact the
sustainability of future NIB pen-
sion payments, Mr Ingraham
said. Those able to access the
unemployment benefits pro-
gramme will have to be unem-
ployed for "a specific period of
time", and an NIB contributor
for a minimum number of years.

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of
the International Business Companies.Act (No. 45 of 2000), MIL-
* ITED has been dissolved and struck off the Register according to
the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the
J 1st day of October, 2008.

Mr. Hugh Durell
1st Floor
17 Bond Street, St Helier,
Jersey, JE2 3NP

Legal Notice


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

________ ^ ^ -





This Public is notified for general information that in accordance with the requirements of Real Estate (Brokers
Act 1995, and as June 30th, 2008 the persons listed hereunder are licensed to practice until December 31st, 2008.

& Salesman)


Adderley Antoine Nassau, Bahamas N-j643 658
Adderley John Douglas Nassau, Bahamas N-1523 234
Ageeb Greg Nassau, Bahamas SS-5931 431
Governor Harbour,
Albury Geraldine K. Eleuthera EL-27045 67
Albury James Newell Marsh Harbour, Abaco CB-13516 150
Albury Ruth Anne Treasure Cay, Abaco AB-22183 068
Alexander Patricia Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20179 057
Alexiou Alexander C. Nassau, Bahamas N-3371 470
Andrews Silvina Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 202
Armbrister Anthony F. Fernandez Bay, Cat Island Delivery 298
Armbrister Francis M. Nassau, Bahamas N-957, 064
Armstrong. Gurney S. Nassau, Bahamas SS-5230 018
Auberg Paula Nassau, Bahamas N-8877 069
Bames Roy E Nassau, Bahamas N-8189 273
Bazard Lucito Guy Nassau, Bahamas N-555 070
Deadman's Cay, Long
Beede Charles J. Island DC-30687 374
Bell Leroy P. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-44191 189
Bethell Kathleen Marsh Harbour, Abaco Delivery 148
Bishop Wendie F. Nassau, Bahamas 323
Black Suzanne J. Nassau, Bahamas N-82 488
Bonczek ZacharyJ. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6894 516
Bradshaw Bursell R. .Nassau, Bahamas N-1347 '72
Bridges Elizabeth V. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-42482 237
Brooks Barbara J. Nassau, Bahamas N-4646 003
Brown Barbara Nassau, Bahamas N-1110 073
Brown Jr. Geoffrey G. Nassau, Bahamas N-1110 113
Brown, Sr. Geoffrey G. Nassau, Bahamas N-1110 010
Brownrigg Andrea G. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6299 075
Bruey Gene E. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43681 250
Buckner Garth H. Nassau, Bahamas CB-13500 125
Buckner Jolika Nassau, Bahamas CB-13500 492
Buckner F.Hugh Nassau, Bahamas CB-13500 012
Bullard : .. :.' Elvis -).i; r Nassau,Bahamas!"', : i '-.: .778 ...-.-'
Bo -- Barbara- Nassau, Bahaina '" 4053' 296
Callender: '.Sara Nassaui Bahamas N-4820 ' I0 '
Carey Charles A. Freeport, Grand Bahama 328
Cargill Trevor Nassau, Bahamas CB-13484 023
Cargill Sr. Arnold Nassau, Bahamas SS-5569 76
Cargill, Jr. Arnold Nassau, Bahamas 115
Cartwright Brent C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20900 379
Cartwright-Williams Kristin Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20900 0293
Cartwright Steven L. Nassau, Bahamas SS-5205 295
Cartwright Selena Nassau, Bahamas 126
Cartwright Patricia Nassau, Bahamas SS-5205 289
Cash John Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-22212 538
Chaplin .Kenneth Nassau, Bahamas N-531 813
Chea-Barnett Chrystal Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40684 263
Chipman Sonia Nassau, Bahamas GT-2078 65
Christie Cara Diane Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 335
Christie Charles A. Nassau,.Bahamas 77
Christie John W.C. Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 114
Coakley Bismark A. Nassau, Bahamas J8
Cooper Graham Nassau, Bahamas N-8160 024
Coverley Dudley S. Nassau, Bahamas N-9318 312
Curry Pauline M. Nassau, Bahamas SS-5123 026
Curtis T. Vernon Georgetown, Exuma N-34 221
Damianos George Nassau, Bahamas 027
Damianos-Premock Virginia Nassau, Bahamas N-732 028
Darling Dennis Nassau, Bahamas N-8998 777
Darville Chris Nassau, Bahamas CB-11932 127
Davis Austin Bernard Nassau, Bahamas F-436811 265
Dawkins Dolly Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43099 191
Demeritte Richard C. Nassau, Bahamas CB-1101 529
Demeritte Terry Nassau, Bahamas FH-14578 362
Disston Jacob S. Nassau, Bahamas N-7776 484
Duckworth Kathleen E. Eleuthera EL-88 128
Durrant-Harding Jeannie Nassau, Bahamas SS-5277 081
Edgecombe Kingsley E. Nassau, Bahamas N-10414 082
Edgecome Valderine Nassau, Bahamas 709
Evans Charles Nassau, Bahamas N-7862 129
Evans Sandra L. N. Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20955 368
Farrington Christopher Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-22758 0424
Ferguson Perry T. Nassau, Bahamas SS-19282 303
Ferguson Rudolph H. V. Nassau, Bahamas N-10892 083
Fox Percy R. Georgetown, Exuma EX-29190 085
Fraser Astrid B., Nassau, Bahamas CB-10964 084
Frith Charles D. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-44704 308
Graham Gregory P. Nassau, Bahamas CB-13443 086
Gray Erskine J. Nassau, Bahamas SS-19246 290
Gupta Orian Princess Freeport, Grand Bahama 241
Halbbrt Stuart Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 405
Hall, Sr. Robert H. J. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43250 131
Hanna Aubrey P. Nassau, Bahamas N-3162 087
Harding Godfrey Long Island 171
Hepburn Steven A. Nassau, Bahamas GT-2368 314
Hepburn Roberta E. Nassau, Bahamas N-7776 089
Hepburn Albert Nassau, Bahamas SS-6778 486
Herrod Christopher Nassau, Bahamas CB-13647 803
Higgs Vincent M. Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20285 035
Hudson Priscilla B. Nassau, Bahamas CB-11556 360
Hurlock Judith Georgetown, Exuma EX-29008 483
Isaacs Jack Nassau, Bahamas N-1458 034

Johnson Wendy Nassau, Bahamas SS-19270 176
Johnson Josefina Nassau, Bahamas N-7776 626
Johnson Trevor W Freeport, Grand Bahama 118
Jones-Dixon K Antone Nassau, Bahamas 457
Kanitsch Otis Fred Nassau, Bahamas CB-12103 004
Kemp Jacquelyn Harbour island, Eleuthera EL-26016 165
Knowles Samara Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 537
Knowles GeoffreyNassau, Bahamas N-1818 140
Deadman's Cay, Long
Knowles Judith P. Island LI-30646 390
Knowles Brenda P.D. Nassau, Bahamas N-3709 356
Knowles DanielleR.. Nassau, Bahamas CB-12396 474
Knowles. Erskine A. Nassau, Bahamas CB-11894 036
Knowles Reginald Nassau, Bahamas. 092
Knowles Warren W. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6219 37
Knowles-Andrews Vicky M. Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 438
Knowles-Higgs Jennifer. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6894 634
Lee Andre W. Nassau, Bahamas CB-11196 337
Lee Derek A. Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20777 245
Lightboum Colin Nassau, Bahamas. N-3709 279
Lowe Chrstopher Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 310
Lowes Daisy V. Nassau, Bahamas N-3371 040
Mactaggartr. Neil. Nassau, Bahamas SS-19223 093 .
Maillis Alexander Nassau, Bahamas N-4014 247
Mallory Spencer Freeport, Grand Bahama 222
Martinborough Donald P. Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 044
Massoni Carmen G. Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 060
Maycock Eugene Nassau, Bahamas SP-60123 350
Mayhew ,William David Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43393 134
McCartney Mary Nassau, Bahamas N-10414 816
McCorquodale Dave Alex Nassau, Bahamas. SS-6650 354
McKay Malcolmi Nassau, Bahamas N-442 136
Mckinney Tamina C. Nassau, Bahamas CB-13443 523
Mellor Cynthia Ann Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43991 1944
Miller Bernadette Nassau, Bahamas CB-11639 458
Miller Bradley Nassau, Bahamas CB-11605 802
Moir James S. Nassau, Bahamas CB-13836 177
Mosko Emmanuel N. Nassau, Bahamas N-1130 042
,,......Mokp.,, .,,..... ; Michael N. Freeport, Grand Bahaima r 8 '
* Munlings-Bsgalyg.a Lana Nassau,Bahama" '. iNf iHiT 4 '. fi
Murray Kristina Nassau, Bahamas N-10414 84^
Neymour Cedric B. Nassau, Bahamas N-4164 043
Parker Sara Nassau, Bahamas-. CB-10964 543
Parker Pyper Nassau, Bahamas 429
Pierce Michael S. Nassau, Bahamas N-1458 287
Pinder Craig B. Nassau; Bahamas 286
plummer Christopher Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-22705 325
Powell Edith R. Nassau, Bahamas N-4225 096
Ralston Kyla Nassau, Bahamas SS-6650 655
Rees Melanie Nassau, Bahamas SS-19085 061
Rich Janet Taylor Berry Islands Delivery 054
Roberts W. LarryNassau, Bahamas N-1132 007
Roberts Gregory Elbow Cay, Abaco Delivery 549
Roberts Daisy Nassau, Bahamas N-7872 045
Roberts Garth T.A Freeport, Grand Bahama F-41671 157
Roberts Leslie W. Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 007
Roberts Mark M. Nassau, Bahamas N-3725 212
Roberts Marcellus S. Treasure Cay, Abaco AB-22183 097
Roberts Tyrone J. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6070 116
Russell June Marsh Harbour, Abaco CB-13443 524
Rutherford Patrick Nassau, Bahamas N-4182 181
Santillo-Silvester Maria Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20900 606
Sargent Esther Nassau, Bahamas .N-10133 839
Saries James .Freeport, Grand Bahama 512
Sattem Paul Nassau, Bahamas 098
Sawyer Chad W. Marsh'Harbour, Abaco 99
Sawyer Faron Silbert Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20777 860
Schmidt Betty Nassau, Bahamas 847
Deadman's Cay, Long
Scriven Sylvia E. Island LI-30825 005
Sealy Theodore Nassau, Bahamas N-1506 050
Shepherd Caron Nassau, Bahamas 502
Smith Lester Nassau, Bahamas N-1110 104
Smith Anne I. Nassau, Bahamas N-7776 100
Smith Donald Nassau, Bahamas N-9523 101
Smith George H. Nassau, Bahamas 120
Stuart Linda S. Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20856 365
Stuart Osboume Nassau, Bahamas N-10119 195
Sweeting Stephen Nassau, Bahamas N-1110 855
Sweeting ICarla A. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6650 507
Sylven-Ferier Leona Nassau, Bahamas N-3822 172
Sylvester Sidney Nassau, Bahamas 373
Symonett Oris E. Nassau, Bahamas N-7795 14
Symonette Brent T. Nassau, Bahamas N-3709 053
Symonette Stafford Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-22221 197
Thomas Shawn B. Nassau, Bahamas N-4188 455
Thompson Chester R. Nassau, Bahamas N-3233 106
Thompson Christopher Elbow Cay, Abaco Delivery 393
Thompson Elaine Marsh Harbour, Abaco 108
Thompson Mary Louise Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43221 200
Thompson Quint Nassau, Bahamas CB-13160 770
Thomspon William 'Bill' Marsh Harbour, Abaco 604
Tumquest Lorraine E. Nassau, Bahamas N-8408 160
Tumquest Collinwood Georgetown, Exuma 653
Van Lew Lee M. Freeport, Grand Bahama 223



G 6 T A V 1 200 TE*RIUN

Van Lew Lee M. Freeport, Grand Bahama 223
Van Lew Amett Freeport, Grand Bahama 224
Wallace-WhitRield Christine Georgetown, Exuma F-41940 367
Ward Nicholas Nassau, Bahamas SS-6236 123
Wells Wayne M. Nassau, Bahamas SS-5989 352
Wells Valerie A. Nassau, Bahamas EE-16021 358
Wicky Hazel Beatrice Nassau, Bahamas N-3709 329
Wilde Gordon R. Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 055
Woodside Maxwell Nassau, Bahamas GT-2016 014
Wong Ruth Melvema Nassau, Bahamas N-535 124
Wszolek Heinz Nassau, Bahamas N-7113 563
Young Sheila Nassau, Bahamas N-1567 270


Ageeb Charles Nassau, Bahamas SS-5931 017
Albury Kathleen Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20856 482
Armaly Christopher M. Nassau, Bahamas SS-19085 316
Armbrister Floyd Q. George Town, Exuma EX-29034 471
Barone Tracy Nassau, Bahamas N-10410 629
Beauregard Lorraine Rowan Spanish Wells, Eleuthera EL-27600 452
Bethell John F. Nassau, Bahamas N-3006. 020
Birch Patricia Nassau, Bahamas SS-19085 434
Brownrigg Robin Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 021
Campbell Cadyfe Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 993
Carey MarioA. Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 022
Carey Frank C. Nassau, Bahamas N-4764 008
Carey Paul H. Nassau, Bahamas CB-11556 190
Christie William M. Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 015
Clear Samuel Douglas Nassau, Bahamas N-7655 169
Constantakis Margot Jimmy Hill, Exuma LI-30129 553
Cross Kevin J. Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 025
Culmer C. Kenneth Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera Delivery 149
Davis Ambrose B. Nassau, Bahamas N-8466 476
Dupuch Peter M. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6650 170
Ellis Gamett L. Nassau, Bahamas CB-11517 305
Galanos Peter Nassau, Bahamas CR-54906 36)
Hanchell Bishop Walter S. Nassau, Bahamas N-1444 '032
Hanna Sterling T. G. Nassau, Bahamas N-4142 033
Harding Willis L. Long Island LI-30129 217
Hutcheson Sally DNassau, Bahamas SS-5046 339
Johnson Steven Harold Nassau, Bahamas FH-14397 333
Lightboum Midhael Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 039
Lightoume Bertram E. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40693 215
Lowe Paul K. C. Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 .380
Maurcio Jorge Nassau, Bahamas N-9128 345
Morley David F. Nassau, Bahamas SS-19085 006
Mosko Nicholas E. P. Nassau, Bahamas N-1130 407
Murray Allan J. Nassau, Bahamas N-10414 826
Newbold James H. Nassau, Bahamas N-10411 156
Finder Rachel K. Nassau, Bahamas N-3709 381
Ritchie Paul G. Nassau, Bahamas EE-16336 48
Sands, Jr. ThomasA. Rock Sound, Eleuthera EL-26030. 253 -
Seymour Wendell E... Nassau, Bahamas 011 ......
Strachin Patrick Nassau, Bahamas FH-14636 013
Stubbs Irwin Nassau, Bahamas 052
Thompson Elbert Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 477
Thompson W. Curtis Nassau, Bahamas N-10067 107
Wells Anthony Nassau, Bahamas SS-6650 814
Wilson Franon Nassau, Bahamas 517
Wong William U. Nassau, Bahamas SS-19981 503

Signed: Registrar Date: 7 November, 2008

This Public is notified for generalinformation that in accordance with the requirements
of Real Estate (Brokers & Salesman) Act 1995, and as June 30", 2008 the persons listed
hereunder are licensed to practice until December 31st, 2008.


Aaron Helen Nassau, Bahamas SS-6650 817
Aberlee Neil Marsh Harbour, Abaco 844
Adams .. Beryl Nassau, Bahamas CB-4575 861
Adderdey George Nassau, Bahamas 017
Adderdey Hazel George Town, Exuma 583
Ageeb Greg Nassau, Bahamas SS-5931 431
Albury William Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20404 850'
Albury Benjamin Nassau, Bahamas SS-6650 812
Albury .. John Nassau, Bahamas N-23 056
Albury .Ruth Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20473 707
Albury _Roy-Anne Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 870
Albury Tiffany Nassau, Bahamas 888
Albury Margo Marsh Harbour, Abaco 534
Aranha LiUnda Nassau, Bahamas CB-11853 0651
Govemor's Haroour, General
Arthur Robert Eleuthera Delivery 800
Auberg Peter Nassau, Bahamas N-8877 278
Bacchus Angelica Nassau, Bahamas 099
Bain Amold Nassau, Bahamas N-10334 804
Bannister Glenn Nassau, Bahamas 180

Bastian Kevin L. Nassau, Bahamas CB-13443 646
Govemor's Harbour,
Beauregad Ronald Eleuthera 886
Deadman's Cay, Long
Beede Joyce Island 908
Beneby Bronson Nassau, Bahamas 580 .
Berlanda Andrew Nassau, Bahamas CB-11713 645
Govemor's Harbour,
Bethel Anne Eleuthera 359
Bethel John C. Nassau, Bahamas N-2000 661
Bethel Jane Michele Nassau, Bahamas N4949 828
Bethel Michelle Nassau, Bahamas 715
Bethel Robbie Nassau, Bahamas 914
Bethell Francis Nassau, Bahamas N-1567 613
Bethell Melicianna Nassau, Bahamas N-765 649



Nassau. Bahamas


Bishop Wendie F. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6533 323
Bodamer Lydia Treasure Cay, Abaco 725
Boorman D. Adam Nassau, Bahamas 187
Bowe-PindingDiane Nassau, Bahamas SS-19246 321
Bowers Brian Nassau, Bahamas N-7776 818
Bowers KatherineA. Nassau, Bahamas N-7776 420
Bridgewater Sandra George Town, Exuma 451
Brown Monica 0. Nassau, Bahamas N-1110 433
Bullard Giselle Nassau, Bahamas 587
Burrows Beatrice G. Nassau, Bahamas F-43221 203
Burrows Temeille Nassau, Bahamas FH-14053 827
Burrows GregoryNassau, Bahamas FH-14053 514
Burrows Virginia Freeport, Grand Bahama 242
Butler Clement Nassau, Bahamas N-7655 210
Butler EI'Dora Nassau, Bahamas N-7655 348
Carey Heather Nassau, Bahamas N-1333647 621
CareyHemqvist Christine Nassau, Bahamas 909
Carroll .Riley Nassau, Bahamas N-732 059
Carroll Rudolph A. Nassau, Bahamas 577
Carter Sharel Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40368 054
CatwrightCaryle Nassau, Bahamas 654
CartwrightKristin Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20900 342
'Cash Ryan Marsh Harbour, Abaco 589
Cash Jr. William G Nassau, Bahamas N-7504 218
Cassr Lisa Faith Nassau, Bahamas SS-19282 376
Cates Christopher Nassau, Bahamas 259
Cates Robin Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 662
Chapel Simon Nassau, Bahamas 059
Christie ,Gavin Nassau, Bahamas 586
Cleared. Julie Nassau, Bahamas 095
Coleby Samira. Nassau, Bahamas CB-13002. 809
Collie BirkyGeorge Town, Exuma* EX-29190 547
Constaltaids Charlotte Nassau, Bahamas 889
Consantatkis John Nassau, Bahamas 887
Cox Felton L. Nassau, Bahamas SB-51402 511
Cox -Clarence George Town, Exuma 479
CulmerRaymond Nassau, Bahamas CB-13599 179
Daley Dwayne Nassau, Bahamas N-4491 830
Damianos Nicholas Nassau, Bahamas N-732 801
Darling Lady grid Nassau, Bahamas 163
'' General
Darvjle Donna M. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Delivery 623
Darvile Anthony Mark' Nassau, Bahamas CB-11932 332
Davis Donna Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 164
Davis Katera George Town, Exuma 593
Davis Legh Treasure Cay, Abaco 267
Dean-Wolfe Vena Freeport, Grand Bahama F-44704 808
DeGregory Daphne Marsh Harbour, Abaco F-42183 060
Dies Natalee Nassau, Bahamas 385
Diston_ Sarah Nassau, Bahamas 460
Donavan Steven Nassau, Bahamas N-918 712
Douglas Gabrielle Andros 881
Draley-Smith Therese Nassau, Bahamas SS-6650 717
Duncanson Inez Myis Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40368 703
Dupuch Ant y Nassau, Bahamas N-8245,. 702
Edgecombe Patricia Nassau, Bahamas 351
Edgecombe-Smih Valderine Nassau, Bahamas N-10414 709
Edon Linda Nassau, Bahamas 822
Eym Ritchie Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 873
Eyma Roshanne Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 871
Farringon Jennifer E. Nqssau, Bahamas N-1110 208
Ferguson Dolly Nassau, Bahamas CB-13443 868
Ferguson Lamont Nassau, Bahamas CR-54906 611
FlowersTyroneNassau, Bahamas N-4764 117
Forbes -Naaman E. George Town, Exuma EX-29190 324
Deadman's Cay, Long
Fox James Island DC-30647 643
Francis Camille Nassau, Bahamas SS-5853 347
Frost James E. Nassau, Bahamas N-23 506
Govemor's Harbour, General
Ganis Stephen Eleuthera Delivery 664
Glinton ByronNassau, Bahamas 011
Greene Stafford L Nassau, Bahamas 576
Halbert Carolee Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 609
Hall Jean I.E. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43250 130
Hal, Jr. Robert H. J. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-41098 132
Hanna Brian Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera 723
Harding Janet / Marsh Harbour, Abaco N-7655 647 '
Harding Suzanne Nassau, Bahamas N-732 854
Deadman's Cay, Long
Haring .David Island 264
SDeadman's Cay, Long
Harding-DeGoioechea CherylM. Island 014
Heaslie_ Steve Nassau, Bahamas SS-19981 866
Held Jerlean Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43221 209
Henderson Donna Nassau, Bahamas __012
Hepbumr Garren A. Nassau, Bahamas 053
Horton Wilfred A. Nassau, Bahamas N-3822 825
Horton Boguslawa Nassau, Bahamas N-3822 824
Hul Kristi Marsh Harbour, Abaco 638
Hussey Maxine Nassau, Bahamas N-776 992
Hussey Mark Nassau, Bahamas 139,
Hussey Paul Nassau, Bahamas 050 '
Hutchinson Templeton, Nassau, Bahamas CB-11556 617
Ingraham Deana Nassau, Bahamas 848
Johnson Stephen Nassau, Bahamas 031
Johnsdn Shayne Nassau, Bahamas 063
Johnston William W. Little Harbour Cay, Abaco AB-20413 436
Jones Lise Nassau, Bahamas SS-19019 297
Kelley Ardeina Nassau, Bahamas N-9544 819

Kely GeorgeNassau, Bahamas N-3006 615
Kelly Chris Nassau, Bahamas 064
Kemp Candace Nassau, Bahamas SS-6650 718
Kemp Charles Nassau, Bahamas N-1130 705
Kemp Dale Andrew George Town, Exuma 904
Kettel Jennifer Nassau, Bahamas N-3709 425
Kikivarakis Kim Nassau, Bahamas 997
Kimble Laura Nassau, Bahamas 199
Kinsale Jason Nassau, Bahamas EE-17497 641
Klonaris James Nassau, Bahamas N-4084 396
Konaris .SherryFreeport, Grand Bahama F-44704 554
Knowles Glenardo Nassau, Bahamas 338
Knowles Samara Nassau, Bahamas 537
Knowles Franklyn Marsh Harbour, Abaco Delivery 633




Knowles Graham Nassau, Bahamas CR-54906 620
Knowles Franklyn Marsh Harbour, Abaco 633
Knowles Dawne Nassau, Bahamas 102
Knowles Gavin Nassau, Bahamas CB-11894 437
Knowles Christopher Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43221 542
Knowles Michael Marsh Harbour,'Abaco 066
Mangrove Bush, Long
Knowles Jeannette Island 268
Deadman's Cay, Long
Knowles Giselle Island 288
Knowles Sandra P. Nassau, Bahamas SS-6219 414
Deadman's Cay, Long
Knowles-Simmons Dawn Island DC-20647 102
Lafrenier Allison Freeport, Grand Bahama 998
Lee Margaret P. Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20777 364
Legros Roger Nassau, Bahamas N-1130 283
Lighboum-Peterson Heather Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 422
Lightboum Christopher E. Nassau, Bahamas CR-56766 716
Lightboum Chris J. Elbow Cay, Abaco 845
Lightboume Hollis Nassau, Bahamas 214
Longley Harold Nassau, Bahamas N-10251 539
Love Patricia Elbow Cay, Abaco CB-13433 001
Lowe Daniel Freeport, Grand Bahama F-42745 635
Lowe Elmer I. Nassau, Bahamas 366
Lowe Desirae TreasureCay, Abaco 724
Lunn David A. Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 652
MacDonald Christian A. Nassau, Bahamas CB-13443 864
Mackey Chanelle A. Nassau, Bahamas N-7795 285
Major Ernest Clarence Town, Long Island 590
Mallory Tanya Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40368 807
Manos Tanya George Town, Exuma 879
Mayhew Kay L. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43393 133
Mayhew Kenneth D. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-42021 135
Mazuir Johnelle Nassau, Bahamas N-9318 857
McCallum Chandra Parker Nassau, Bahamas SS-6015 619
McCarroll Jason Nassau, Bahamas N-3371 155
McCarroll Sean Nassau, Bahamas 637
McCartney Marjorie I. Nassau, Bahamas SS-5224 478
Mclntosh Giselle Marsh Harbour, Abaco 999
McKinney D. Neil Nassau, Bahamas 097
McNamara Dorothy Nassau, Bahamas N-1130 632
Mellor Paul C. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43991 211
Mellor Steven H. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-43991 616
Memard Junior Marsh Harbour, Abaco 578
Miaoulis Anthony Nassau, Bahamas -6269 624
Miaoulis Irene Nassau, Bahamas SS-6269 639
Miaoulis Nick Marsh Harbour, Abaco 000
Miaoulis Nicholas Marsh Harbour, Abaco '996
Miller Glenn Nassau, Bahamas 853
Miller Valderine Nassau, Bahamas 546
Mills Silbert Marsh Harbour, Abaco 557
Mingo Desaree Nassau, Bahamas 720
Minnis Edward Eleuthera 472
Moncur David- Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40919 322
6o/mbr'l'arbour,' General
Morgan b y ... Ele .. Delivery'" '. 714........
Govemor's Harbour,
Morris Jonathan P. Eleuthera EL-25009 382
Mosko Deanna Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40368 051
Mosko GeorgeNassau, Bahamas N-1130 823
Mosko Jennifer Bogart Nassau, Bahamas N-1130 304
Mosko James George Nassau, Bahamas N-1130 430
Moxey Joel Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 856
Moxey-Rolle Debra George Town, Exuma EX-29008 907
Musgrove Derek Nassau, Bahamas N-7916 610
SNewbold Melissa Marsh Harbour, Abaco 595
Newell Cindy Marsh Harbour, Abaco CB-13836 494
Newell Ed Marsh Harbour, Abaco CB-13836 495
Nutt N. Robert Nassau, Bahamas CB-13010 440
Owen Coretta Nassau, Bahamas 901
Paplai Carolyn Nassau, Bahamas ...-6297 453
Parker Pyper Gordon Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 429
Patterson Jane Elbow Cay, Abaco Delivery 027
Patton Edward Nassau, Bahamas 188
Perez Miguel Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 528
Peters Marsha D. Nassau, Bahamas 389
Phillips Lanelle Freeport, Grand Bahama 601
Pilcher Kenneth Nassau, Bahamas N-506 772
Pinder Jessica Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20404 178
Pinder Percival Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20473 119
Pinder Dana Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 862
Pinder Abner Spanish Wells, Eleuthera EL-27479 402
Pinder Leslie Aurelius Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20179 456
Pinder Sharon Emma Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20179 461
Pinder C. Everette Treasure Cay, Abaco AB-22183 667
Pinder Jessica Marsh Harbour, Abaco 178
Powell Tiffany 'Nassau, Bahamas 596
Governor's Harbour,
Pyfrom Mary Elisa Eleuthera EL-50 277
Radmaker Lana Nassau, Bahamas N-732 775
Rahming __ Lambert Nassau, Bahamas 592
Ramsingh Margaret Nassau, Bahamas 450
Rashad Clyde Nassau, Bahamas 572
Rees Donna C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco %S-6650 858
Rees James Marsh Harbour, Abaco 859
Ritchie Chennika Nassau, Bahamas EE-16339 659
Ritchie Paula Cindy Nassau, Bahamas EE-16336 341
Ritchie-Johnson Melissa Nassau, Bahamas 388
Ritchie-Johnson Kimra Nassau, Bahamas 416
Roberts. MollyMarsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20856 614
Roberts Montague Nassau, Bahamas 226

Rolle Claudius Marsli Harbour, Abaco. AB-21021 869
Rolle Ricardo Jerome Nassau, Bahamas N-1818 186
Rowan Bruce Nassau, Bahamas SS-6668 657
Rowe Wendy George TownExuma EX-29178 442
Rubenstein Nicole Nassau, Bahamas .903
Russell Eric Nassau, Bahamas SS-5446 631
Russell Faye Nassau, Bahamas N-1110 403
Ruzicka Elizabeth A. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Delivery 418
Sands Mailin Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20900 548
Sands Darrin Spanish Wells, Eleuthera 205
Sands Francis P. Guana Cay, Abaco AB-20777 721
Saunders lola Nassau, Bahamas 353

Sawyer Dwight Nassau, Bahamas 579
Sawyer Richard W. Nassau, Bahamas N-732 443
Sawyer Stan Treasure Cay, Abaco AB-22127 665
Sawyer Lanelle Michelle Nassau, Bahamas 061
Schopper Katina Nassau, Bahamas 571
Schreiner Laurie Marsh Harbour, Abaco Delivery 071
Shah Nikhil Marsh Harbour, Abaco 574
Simms Jonathan Nassau, Bahamas 843
Simmons Lesa Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40535 878
Smith Cecil George Town, Exuma EX-29222 650
Smith Derek Nassau, Bahamas 378
Smith Jill Stella Morris, Long Island LI-30105 663
Smith Clayton Nassau, Bahamas 233
Smith, Jr. George Andrew Nassau, Bahamas 002
Smith Robert Nassau, Bahamas SS-19981 666
Storr Annstacia Marsh Harbour, Abaco 062
Strachan Edsel Nassau, Bahamas 531
Strachan Kyron Nassau, Bahamas 313
Stuart Cyprianna J. Nassau, Bahamas 755
Sturm Diane Nassau, Bahamas SS-6299 468
Sullivan Kerry Elbow Cay, Abaco Delivery 560
Sweeting Barbara P. N. Nassau, Bahamas N-4718 355
Sweeting Clayton Spanish Wells, Eleuthera 575
Sweeting Ricky Hopetown, Abaco 573
Sweeting Sandra Nassau, Bahamas SS-19981 094
Symonette Al Nassau, Bahamas 585
Symonette Robin Nassau, Bahamas N-3709 423
Thomas Rhiannon Marsh Harbour, Abaco 103
Thomas Perry Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20900 387
Thompson Linda Anne-Marie Nassau, Bahamas N-1110 276
Thompson Tamara Nassau, Bahamas 556
Thompson William Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20404' 604
Thomdycraft William A. (Bill) Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20955 607
Thurston Anname Freeport, Grand Bahama F-44658 243
Treco Jennifer Nassau, Bahamas SS-6285 515
Tumer Cortez Nassau, Bahamas SS-5988 706
Turner Juliet Nassau, Bahamas 238
Tumquest Steven George Town, Exuma 591
Van-Wynen Danielle Nassau, Bahamas 096
Vythoulkas Natasha Nassau, Bahamas CB-13443 564
.Ward Cyd Nassau, Bahamas 588
Rhonda L.
Waton Roberts Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 648
Governor's Harbour,
Watts Janet Eleuthera 257
Wells-Fawkes Rosalie Nassau, Bahamas 427
White Gregg Nassau, Bahamas 883
Wilchombe Shoron Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40368 052
Williams Neil P. Nassau, Bahamas N-2203 567
Williams Philip Nassau, Bahamas N-8164 704
Wisdom Jerry Nassau, Bahamas SS-19981 001,
Wong Jason Nassau, Bahamas 260
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Ageeb Mark Nassau, Bahamas SS-5931 432
Bethell Patrick J. Marsh Harbour, Abaco 404
Curry Joseph R. Nassau, Bahamas EE-15019 708
Mosko Maria M. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-40368 408
Roberts Christopher Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20856 618
Rodrigues Anton Nassau, Bahamas N-1132 562
Sands Roger Nassau, Bahamas N-8466 518
Wallas Dwayne Marsh Harbour, Abaco 293
Weech Katherine Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 449
White Spencer D Nassau, Bahamas N-4949 522


Bethell Godrey A. Freeport, Grand Bahama F-42389 397
Bethell Patrick Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20521 404
Colebrook Arthur Nassau, Bahamas N-3745 392
Collie Gregory Nassau, Bahamas N-9956 820
Cornish Don G. Marsh Harbour, Abaco AB-20201 425
Grant W. Carver Freeport, Grand Bahama F-41703 228
Major Joseph F. M. Nassau, Bahamas FH-14673 235
Rolle Alvan K. Nassau, Bahamas 227
Smith Koe Nassau, Bahamas SS-6490 229

This Public is notified for general information that in accordance with the requirements of Real
Estate (Brokers & Salesman) Act 1995, and as June 30h"', 2008 the persons listed hereunder are
licensed to practice until December 31st, 2008.


Allen-Dean Pauline Nassau, Bahamas N-540 875
Bethell Stanley B. Nassau, Bahamas GT-2381 521
Callender Jason Nassau, Bahamas 075
Cates Christine Nassau, Bahamas 353
Cleare Gregory Nassau, Bahamas N-7759 525
Cole Ronald J. Nassau, Bahamas N-7759 526
D'Arville Troy Nassau, Bahamas 016
Friese Joerg Long Island LI-30105 386
Holowesko Mark Nassau, Bahamas N-7759 527

Louis Christopher Nassau, Bahamas 098
Munnings Wendell H. Nassau, Bahamas SB-51542 182
Nihon II Alexis Nassau, Bahamas 660
O'Brien Andrew Nassau, Bahamas N-492 874
Pyfrom Giselle M. Nassau, Bahamas N-4777 441
Solomon Martin Nassau, Bahamas N-4818 551
Stubbs Frtz Nassau, Bahamas 496
Wrinkle Stephen Nassau, Bahamas N-4704 563


Date: 7h November, 2008



Signed: Registrar


Tribune Comics



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

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Kakuro Puzzle

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

Sudoku Answer

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1 Party bill put out it's
about time (7)
5 The capital gets poor
return in this company (5)
.8 Indication of what's to
come of a street riot (9)
9 Look at the middle of a
cyclone (3)
10 Pulls leg round chest (4)
12 Hands and feet, for
example (8)
14 Traces wrongly directed
supplies (6)
15 Make a mistake and run
for it (6)
17 Activity that makes oxen
tire (8)
18 Have little hesitation
leaving the angel fish (4)
21 Sign of nerves in critical
situation (3)
22 They ask questions of
pitmen after cut-back (9)
24 They may be raised if he's
taking in work (5)
25 The paper shows I done it
ungrammatically! (7)

1 He's unable to serve any
longer (5)
2 A prohibition for the legal
profession (3)
3 Go off with a list (4)
4 Groups of pupils with no
head girls (6).
5 Silver went after gold in
this island (8)
6 Go too far across a. stretch
of water (9)
7 How the iron was put into
service? (7)
11 Two articles from a picnic
basket found in the
meadow (9)
13 Things one eats or
wastes (8)
14 The ache so placed is
naturally spotted (7)
16 The vessel takes a long
time to make soup (6)
19 North America's biggest
meat producer (5)
20 Female wear that wasn't
long in fashion (4)
23 Old priest,among the
Israelites (3)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution

Across: 1 Employed, 5 Over, 9
Greed, 10 Myrtles, 11 Desert island,
13 Astute, 14 Head-on, 17 No time to
lose, 20 Hairnet, 21 Nobel, 22 Pole,
23 Chastens.
Down: 1 Edgy, 2 Present, 3 Old
Testament, 4 Enmity, 6 Villa, 7
Resident, 8 Crossed lines, 12
Pawnshop, 15 Disable, 16 Stitch, 1'8
Trial, 19 Alas.

Across: 1 Flippant, 5 Ache, 9
Minus, 10 Athlete, 11 In the balance,
13 Assume, 14 Adrift, 17 Labour of
love, 20 Burglar, 21 Halve, 22 Even,
23 Decadent.
Down: 1 Fame, 2 Innings, 3
Posthumously, 4 Nearby, 6 Clean, 7
Elements, 8 Philadelphia, 12
Fallible, 15 Involve, 16 Coarse, 18
Barge, 19 Lest.

1 Initially (2,5)
5 Ascent (5)
8 Ambitious
person (4-5)
9 Sever (3)
10 Genuine (4)
12 A failing
enterprise (4,4)
14 Holding temporary
rank (6)
15 Battle (6)
17 Partridge, for
example (4,4)
18 Nought (4)
21 Item in auction (3)
22 Having sharp
sight (5-4)
24 Hotly spiced dish (5)
25 Adviser to bettors (7)

1 Detest (5)
2 Stuffy
atmosphere (3)
3 A split (4)
4 Formosa (6)
5 A country's
money (8)
6 Comprehensive (9)
7 Presage (7)
11 Aircraft
instrument (9)
13 Social
pretentiousness (8)
14 Kind and loving (7)
16 Intelligent (6)
19 Sequence (5)
20 Sly look (4)
23 Still (3)





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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Bidding Quiz

-You are South, and the bidding
has gone:
South West North East
14 1 1 14 I
What would you bid now with
each of the following five hands?
1. 4 Q72 V J85 A92 4 AQ86
2. *J5 VAQ6 *A4 4 Q109752
3. K8 V J74 AK 4 KQJ954
4. 4 AJ9 V J8 A97 4 AKJ63
5. 4A64 I K852 10 + AQJi04

1. Pass. Opening bids of one in a
suit normally contain 12 to 21 high-
card points. So, whenever you open
the bidding with one of a suit, your
partner has no idea whether your
opening is of the weak, strong or
intermediate class.
Most of the time, you get to iden-
tify the strength of your hand at your
next turn to bid. In the present case,
that time is now. Since your opening
bid was clearly of the minimum
class, you can best indicate those val-
ues by passing one spade, implying
that you opened a minimum and that
you have no clear-cut action over
East's bid.
2. Two hearts. Standing by itself,
this is also a minimum hand, but it
has risen appreciably in value
because of the A-Q-x in partner's
suit. Such excellent trump support

should not be suppressed even
though you have only 13 high-card
3. Three clubs. This hand is in the
intermediate range (16 to 18 points)
and can best be described by jump-
ing to three clubs. Game is likely in
clubs, hearts or notrump, although
partner can pass with a minimum
(six or seven points). The final con-
tract depends on what he does next.
4. Two notrump. This hand is'also
in the intermediate class, but the
available information at least for
the time being indicates that
notrump is probably your best spot.
The jump to two notrump shows 18
or 19 points, notrump distribution
and stoppers in both of the oppo-
nents' suits.
However, the final contract is still
an open issue. Partner may be able to
raise notrump, or may prefer a suit
contract. Wherever he leads you fol-
low, because your values are flexible
and can fit any type of hand he holds.
5. Three hearts. 'Your four-card
trump support, singleton diamond
(worth three points) and potential
four or five club tricks all combine to
put your hand into the intermediate
class, so you jump to three hearts to
invite partner to go on to game. Part-
ner is allowed to pass with the
skimpiest of values, but will seldom
do so in actual practice.

Tomorrow: A question of probabilities.
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In today's society men,
are seen as beings, of
strength and are some-
times inclined to show
no intimation of weak-
ness. This fact is one of
the main reasons why
depression affects men
more negatively than it
affects women.



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ditional views of manhood

AT some point in our cause many Bahamian men to
lives, we have all experi-
enced depression, but for withhold their problem
Bahamian .men who are
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typically taught to Keep
up a brave front, to pev-

er cry and to never show
weakness when depres-
sion strikes it can be
incredibly devastating,
and difficult to emerge
out of.

From a medical perspective.
depression comes in two forms,
either clinical depression or
non-clinical depression.
Clinical depression is a mental
illness that is characterized bN
severe. chronic sadness, dimin-
ishing ability to enjoy interests.
loss of pleasure for things that
you once found fascinating, loss
of energy, difficulty concentrat-
ing, feeling hopeless, a change
of sleep patterns, changes in
appetite, feelings of helpless-
ness. feelings of guilt, and the
most serious, thoughts of sui-
cide. and harming oneself.
"Clinical depression is a con-
sistent feeling of chronic sad-

ness that may last for more than
two weeks," Angela Ward, a
psychologist at the Renascence
Institute Int'l told Tribune
Health. "In this type of depres-
sion there is no direct source
that triggers the emotions asso-
ciated with it, for example a cur-
rent, unforeseen personal issue.
Clinical depression can also
sometimes be genetic."
Unlike clinical depression.
non-clinical depression needs a
source for the symptoms to be
experienced, and t pically arises
from a temporary. unresolved
circumstance. Ms Ward said.
Depression triggers can include
issues such as feelings of dissat-
isfaction \with accomplishments,
stressing o\er personal issues,
and failure, which is a source of
shame for most men, she noted.
According to Ward. the inci-
dence of depression is on the
rise in Bahamian society and
men are more negatively affect-
ed by the disease than women.
In today's sociei\ men are
seen as beings of strength and
are sometimes inclined to show%

no intimation of weakness. This
fact is one of the main reasons
why depression affects men
more negatively than it affects
women. "Men would do any-
thing but appear weak. When
men experience depression they
are unable to express what they
are feeling, they cannot find
words that describe how or what
they feel. Some men have talked
about being in a dark, empty
place." Ms Ward said.
Men who are raced \with
depression are unlikely\ to admit
to it. and they are also likely to
deny. that anything is \wrong
with them. Although they. are
aware of their current emotion-
al status, most men do not \ant
people to know the condition
they are in mentallN and emo-
And not onl\ do men not
want other people to know what
is going on with them, but the\
don't want to face the issues
themselves. "Men often try to
distract themselves with actii-
ties. risk\ driving. substance
abuse. sexual stimuljlion. risk\

behaviour while driving, irri-
tability and anger."
The way some men behave
during depression can also lead to
domestic violence, Ms Ward not-
ed further. These men are often
angry and sometimes take their
anger out on their families.
When trying to get a male rel-
ative or friend to open up, Ms
Ward said that it was important
to remember that men have a
tendency to keep things in
instead of talking about their
problems which is part of the
reason why depression causes
serious emotional turmoil for
"W'hat Nou can do is addles:
the issue. Sa\ to them. I notice.
\ou have been acting a little .,
strange and I %\ant to kno",
%\hat the problem is'. You music
make them aware that \ou aic
a%%are of their changes in atti-
tude, emotions, and beha\ iour."
When dealing with a person
that is depressed, \ou should
not tell them to cheer up, sh4i
said. Depressed people .need
permission to feel their feelings
if they are feeling guilt\ ,ei\
them the permission to Ic-el
guilty. What the\ also don'i
need is your advice. It ma\ seem
a little harsh, but the\ ha c thl..
answers the onl\ thing ihl-,
need is Nour support.

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Canine distemper

CANINE distemper is a
highly contagious disease of
dogs, wolves, coyotes, raccoons,
mink and ferrets.
It is caused by a virus that is
easily spread through the air
and by contaminated objects,
much like the cold virus spreads
in people. This virus is excreted
in the saliva, through respira-
tory secretions, urine and feces,
and transmitted through the air
(sneezing and coughing). It is
similar to the human measles
Though the disease occurs
more often in young dogs, those
of any age may contract dis-
temper. This is especially true

of animals under stress or those
that are relatively isolated from
other dogs. Signs range from
those of a mild respiratory
problem, such as runny eyes
and nose, to severe diarrhea,
vomiting and seizures. Many
recovered dogs are left with
uncontrollable muscle or limb
jerking and/or periodic convul-
Vaccination is the best means
of preventing canine distemper.
All dogs should be vaccinated
yearly. Unfortunately, even the
highly effective commercial
vaccines are not 100 per cent
effective and sometimes vacci-
nated dogs become infected.

Important points
in treatment
1. Distemper is a serious dis-
ease that is often fatal. Cur-
rently we have no drugs to
destroy the virus. Treatment
is aimed at supporting general
health and preventing bacteri-
al infections, and in many cas-
es, hospital treatment is nec-
2. Stricken dogs are treated
with antibiotics to combat
infections that often result
from immunosuppression,
along with fluid therapy and
medications to control diar-

rhea and vomiting to counter-
act dehydration.
3. No one treatment.is spe-
cific or always effective, and it
may take on going therapy for
up to six weeks to conquer the
4. Sick dogs must be quar-
antined away from healthy
dogs. Plus the virus can live
in a frozen state for many years
and still infect your dog. It is
relatively unstable in hot and
dry conditions and can be
killed by most disinfectants',
such as household bleach.

5. The decision to attempt
to save the dog is based on its
overall health. For sonie,
symptoms get better then
worsen before recovery. Other
dogs show no improvement
despite aggressive treatment.
Often after consulting your
veterinarian, owners make the
difficult decision to cutlhaiini/e
the sick dog.

Dr Basil Sands is a veterinali
an at the Central Animal HospitH
Questions or comments should
be directed to potcake59@hot-
mail.com. Dr Sands can also be
contacted at 325-1288





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Dealing with

Ot By dSA __W_ _M"t He4fth, said.there will be an iess, s
expanded programme on immuniza- to get.t
THE cold maw sem m t6 be tion thisyear. "Every year we do flu Miss
St .shots oundthl timeandthere is a techni.
a Small, almost n ligliDle wtiole.flu campaign gotng on with ,said th
symptom of tliB winter many differenat'categories for chil- heavily
nth '. -u ..t Ilh "t _ae dren, adults and the elderly." year's p
mont s, eq.. pt. She dded that since starting the ferentV
onals s te iosee ir flu shots, cases of cold and flu have "Not
not prolprl. treated, Cdan definitely lessened, as well as the there i
l t. .mH'- '. number of respiratory, diseases, flu cas
lea o pn U 0..a sOn- breathing problems and coughing or and the
ous, ife threat ing. ines,. neOezing. utedth
While eveyone istt si lt e "The.r are always cases of people er pers
'cold virus -s. ijte, i pe- who talk about this shot causing bad tern. T
cially preys thoses w weakened side effects, like body aches and fight o
immune yins. On.ipted risk -in. fever; but I've never seen any cold co
want wear ;oiCuities like the myself," Ms Collie said. into a
'bahani A ~jqfien.df o tedbnot : .I think that allthose persons par- psDeuum
dress water ly enough, leaving ticularly prone to flu.symptoms- the build u
exposed body parts to the cool draft elderly, children in school as well as tubes
off the.se... nurses, doctors or anybody working ing tog
Ms Amqelia Collie, coordinator of in a. hospital environment are key -.'. The
. the Surveillance Unitatthe Ministry. components in the spread of the sick- less sei

the c

nd therefore must feel obliged
tht shot," she said.
Deborah Wilson, a pharmacy
cian from Doe's Pharmacy,
at.the cold and flu season is
y upon'us, and she expects this
patient numbers to be no dif-
than last year's.
rmally around this time of year.
s a large number of cold and
es, especially among children
e elderly," she said. She attrib-
e higher occurrence to an old-
ion's weakened immune sys-
'heir deteriorating ability to
ff germs means their simple
iild easily and quickly turn
potentially deadly illness like
onia or bronchitis --which is a
ip of mucus in the bronchial
that results in severe cough-
get rid of the bacteria.
cold is at first classified as a
rious form of the flu, when a

old and flu

patient may experience seemingly ion or di& te..,Coriqidin HBP is a
innocuotjs symptoms, including a ', sugar freeiteilcatlpli that is avail-
slight fever, runny nose, water ry eyes %Aible for multite'synitptoms.
and bouts of sneezing. The cold can -. The wiorsttlothsforthe cold and
develop into flu in a matter of days, 'flu are November through January,
Ms Wilson said, with s9 pfoms. -"ith December reported to be the
.expanding to include fevej, body absolute wqrst because of the added
aches, sore throat and. coestioaof; .' citement, stress and social activity
the sinuses. ::. of the bllday season.
"All medicines work, bIt the best .W.ile gettjig a cold is .largely
to buy depends on yotr symptoms," ivtidable,'Ms Wilson recom-
she advised, ''and the best for all aiends tiittpveryone wash their
symptoms is The'rAfu that has a mul-, Jan'ds a~.dni as possible, and for
ti system against cough, cold and childre .d is ay at.home when
flu.'.' Other recommended products they're sic as not to infect class-
are Robitussin DM, a Nyquil and mates at school. ,
Dayquil regimen, and Comtrex.. She further cautioned against the
Ms Wilson said she formally does- old Bahamian.traditions of bush
n't like to recommend any cold med- i edicine that just don't hold up
icines for children, although if they against the types of cblds and flu
have a fever she'll give them Tylenol people are getting these days. "Aloe,
or Dimetapp. honey and lime won't measure up
With the elderly again, ext assur- to these serious diseases anymore,'
- ances must be rmade for hyperten- she said.

Doctors Hospital 'takes the lead' with annual contribution to AIDS Foundation

UNDER the theme. "Take
the Lead", the organizing
committee of the AIDS Foun-
dation is in final preparations
for their major fundraising
event, the annual Red Rib-
bon Ball. Scheduled to take
place on November 15 at the
Imperial Ballroom of the
Atlantis Resort, Paradise
Island, the ball is the most
anticipated event for the
country's fashion savvy.
Although the ball is a timely
of glitz and glamour and danc-
ing until the wee hours of the'
morning, the purpose of the
ball is to raise funds to fight
HIV/AIDS in the .Bahamas
and its effects on society.
The AIDS Foundation has
made many achievements
over the years, realising some
$650,000 raised from past
balls for the work of the foun-
dation and other national.
AIDS programmes and ini-
tiatives. As the fight contin-
ues however, so does the

mounting costs incurred from
such a community outreach
and it is only with the help of
corporate partners that these
goals can become a.reality.
Doctors Hospital continues
to share the vision of the
AIDS Foundation, that is to
provide education and aware-
ness, to assist in the preven-
tion, treatment and cure, and
to provide support for people
living with HIV/AIDS.
For a number of years Doc-
tors Hospital has been a
patron of the AIDS Founda-
tion of the Bahamas. As the
hospital pledges its commit-.
ment to service within the
Bahamian community, a .
recent check presentation was
made to the AIDS Founda-
tion to assist in the continua-
tion of its excellent work for
the benefit of .the entire
Bahamian community.
"By our donation to the
AIDS Foundation, we are
'taking the lead' in regards to

our commitment of service to
the Bahamian community.
Our donation will assist in
providing funding for educa-
tional programmes targeted
at HIV/AIDS prevention
and/or the elimination of prej-
udice and discrimination
against HIV/AIDS-affected
individuals, and for pro-
grammes that provide services
to people living with or at risk
"In keeping with our mis-
sion and'vision, we have to
make a difference by our own
actions. It is our pleasure to
support the AIDS Foundation
as they continue to make such
a lasting difference in the lives
of patients fighting the battle
against HIV/AIDS," said
Doctors Hospital's VP Oper-
ations, Michele Rassin.

You don't have to be a cor-
porate sponsor to help, you too
can make a difference, here is

how you can help! Purchase a
ticket for the ball, planned for
Saturday, November 15, and
plan to, attend. You can also
make a monetary donation to
,the Foundation, whatever you
can afford is exactly the
amount that they are in need of
and don't forget to proudly
adorn your red ribbons. Wear-
.ing one is a sign that together,
we can stop the spread Of HIV
and end prejudice.

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World Dia...be tes Day 2008
W o '*:

THE month of November is
known as Diabetes Awareness
Month. World Diabetes Day,
held on November 14, is a Unit-
ed Nations Day and a global
campaign aimed at raising
awareness and educating the
world about diabetes. The
theme for this year is "Diabetes
in Children and Adolescents"
under the slogan, 'Unite for dia-
Diabetes is growing at an
alarming rate in the Bahamas.
Approximately 10 per cent of
the Bahamian population
(30,000 plus persons) is living
with diabetes. This figure is
-probably much higher as there
are many persons who are living
with diabetes and do not even
know it.
Diabetes is a silent killer, as
often times persons do not
"feel" the symptoms of high
blood sugar until it is too far
gone or too late. Diabetes
wreaks havoc in the lives of
many Bahamians when not
properly managed, and can lead
to chronic high blood sugar lev-
els which are associated with
heart attacks, renal failure,
amputations and blindness.

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What is diabetes?
Diabetes, otherwise known as
"sugar", is .a chronic, life long
disease. When a person has dia-
betes, either the pancreas does
not produce the insulin it needs -
this is type 1 diabetes, or the
body cannot make effective use
of the insulin it produces this is
type 2 diabetes.
Common symptoms of both
type 1 and 2 diabetes include:
excessive thirst, frequent urina-
tion, sudden weight loss, extreme
tiredness and blurred vision. Peo-
ple with type 2 diabetes tend to
have symptoms that are less
apparent. Many may have no
symptoms and are only diag-
nosed after several years with
diabetes. I I
According to the Internation-
al Diabetes Federation, 50 per
cent of people with type 2 dia-
betes are not aware that they
have the condition. This fact'
emphasizes the importance of,
screening for early diagnosis

especially for those more at risk
for type 2 diabetes, ie persons
over 40 years of age, persons who
are obese, person who have a
physically inactive lifestyle and
people with a family history of

Diabetes in children.
and adolescents

Children are not spared from
this life long debilitating disease
and its life-threatening compli-
cations. According to the Inter-
national Diabetes Federation,
70,000 children develop type 1
diabetes each year and 440,000
children worldwide under the
age of 14 now live with type 1
diabetes. Furthermore, type 2
diabetes, previously unheard of
in children, is rising rapidly. Dia-
betes in childhood shortens life
expectancy by an average of 10
to 20 years.
Diabetes has a unique impact

on children and their families.
Children with diabetes must
monitor their blood sugar levels,
take medication, and balance the
effect of activity and food.
Imagine a child or adolescent
having to do this in the school
setting as they try to dodge
stigmatization and discrimina-.
tion. Imagine a child in the
school setting trying to find a
comfortable, clean environment
to prick their finger so that they
can check their blood sugar or
find a spot to take their insulin.
In short, diabetes can and. does
interfere with the normal devel-
opmental tasks of childhood and
adolescence, which include suc-
ceeding in school and transition-
ing to adulthood.
In addition to monitoring blood
sugar levels and taking medica-
tion, food also plays an important
role in the management of dia-
betes. For proper control of blood
sugars, when a child eats is as
important as what the child eats.
The amount of food also has to be
matched with the amount of
insulin the child is taking. But at
the same time, children with dia-
betes need to eatfthe same nutri-
tious food that other family mem-
bers should be eating.
It is important to'understand
however, that children and ado-.
lescents with diabetes are not on

PICTURED from left are Cynthia
Sawyers, vice president of clinical
services; Michele Rassin vice
president of Operations, Doctors
Hospital; Nicole Henderson-
Smith and Sandra Smith, co-
chairs, Red Ribbon Ball; and
Camille Barnett, president, AIDS
Foundation of the Bahamas.

a "diet" and their food.calories
should not be restricted. Instead
of restricting calories and
depriving them of certain foods,
assure that the amount of food
they eat matches the amount of
insulin they take.
There are four important
things to remember when it'
comes to eating and taking your
1. When: How often or how
frequently food is consumed
2. How much: Always be
aware of.the amount of food
'you are eating so that the insulin
dose matches*
3. With what What is in your
food? How is it prepared? What
are you eating it.with?
4. Is your insulin working: It is
important to have enough
insulin working in the body to
cover the food you eat.

For more information about
diabetes and prevention of diabetes
come join the Ministry of Health/the
Department of Public Health, along
with its partners for World Dia-
betes Day 2008 Fun Day/Scavenger
Hunt and Health "Expo" to be held
on Saturday, November 15, at the
Town Center Mall beginning at
10am to 6pm.

Dept. of Social

Services hosts

parenting forum

FROM page 12

identity. It is at this stage of
development that a child
needs their parent the most,
They are constantly juggling
the daily struggles of being
a teenager-as well a.s the.
pressure of high school.
Some adolescents become
very sociable, while others
become distant, moody and
very antisocial. Those ado-
lescents who acquire more
friendships usually keep the
company of those in their
age bracket. "You must
checkout the friends that
your children spend their
time with. Get to know their
friends and the different
environments that these chil-
dren live," Mrs Craigie
Brown said.
This is very important, she
noted, since friends usually
have influence over their
peers and it will give you the
opportunity to ensure that
your child or children are in
association with positive
young people.
SParents may also notice
that their adolescent's behav-
iour may change as well. Due
to the many biological
changes taking place in their
body they may become
moody, bipolar, or may
experience depression.
"Bear with your children
during this part of their lives,
they are trying to adjust to
the changes taking place in
their body. And as far as
behaviour disorders they are
not trying to be blatantly
churlish, it's the chemical
changes in the body that are'
influencing mood swings,"
she said.

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GENEE Burns. a former
student at Saint
Augustine's College,
emerged as the top student
in Providenciales where
she resides. She was the
first runner up in the coun-
try having passed nine sub-
jects in the IGCSE (Uni-
versity of Cambridge
examinations), with eight
A's and one A plus.
Subjects passed in the
IGCSE were: Math, Eng-
lish Language, English Lit-
erature. Information Com-
munication Technology
(ICT), Spanish, Business
Studies, l-istory. Biology
and Art.
Genee moved to the
Turks and Caicos with her
parents. Eugene and Edith
Burns, in 2004 after com-
pleting two years at SAC.
In the Turks and Caicos
she registered at British
West Indies Collegiate, the
highly renowned private
school and an extension of
Cambridge University.
When registering Genee,
her parents were told that
the high school system in
the Bahamas is a year
behind the Turks & Caicos
British curriculum and
because of this Genee
would have a very tough
time catching up. Genee
has surely proven them
wrong. Her parents note.
though rather expensive,
they have not one day
regretted paying their
daughter's tuition as she
has made them very proud.
The Turks & Caicos
Government is offering full
scholarships to the coun-
try's top three students to
attend the university of
their choice.
Genee has also earned a
full two-year scholarship at
British West Indies Colle-
giate in the advance level
pogramme %where she
began her first year of the
two-year programme.
Upon completion she
hopes to attend a universi-
ty in Canada or the UK
and obtain her masters in
corporate accounting and
finance. Her dream is to
become a certified public
accountant (CPA) and
operate her own private
accounting firm.

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Hope and possibility; What change will you inspire?

Any real sense of change
begins with inspiration.
Michelle Miller
THE colourful journey of life
is sprinkled with many opportu-
nities in which any individual,
regardless of circumstance, can
arm themselves with a greater
purpose, a deeper passion to
bring about a new kind of change
- redesigning the landscape of
possibility not only for them-
selves or their country, but for
the entire world,
No doubt this is the dawning of
a brand new day where a bold
dream and a unified belief in
something greater can actually
become a reality. It is this kind of
confirmation that reinforces my
belief that the glass of life is
always half full rather than half
empty and everything is possi-
ble. Often times, however, much
of what most people envision as
possible is mostly distorted by
the lens through which they see
themselves which shapes the

way in which they see the world.
I believe that every generation
has an inherent responsibility to
usher in a higher degree of
change that inspires the next gen-
eration to raise the bar. We owe
it to ourselves to embrace this
new wave of possibility by plant-
ing seeds of inspiration into the
hearts and minds of the children
of today, giving them the courage
t6 aspire beyond any perceived
It is indeed a defining moment
in our time when any boy or girl
can become so inspired by the
audacity of hope to rise above
the smallness of circumstances
and obtain the ultimate achieve-
ment. Such a monumental
moment challenges us to adopt a
new way of thinking and recog-
nize that 'our deepest fear is not
that we are inadequate but that
we are powerful beyond all mea-
sures'. The power is within each
of us to make the impossible, pos-
But while the world seems

hungry for a new change, we in
this great Bahamas paradise must
ask ourselves what change will
we inspire?
Many seem to define nation
building by the number of physi-
cal structures that are erected,
but the true essence of building a
nation is really about building the
,people, one mind at a time, and
formulating systems and pro-
grammes that seek not so much
to teach, but to inspire one com-
mon cause that drives the peo-
ple towards a deeper sense of
belief in themselves.
Many are so focused on finding
the way, they fail to realize that
they must first find the will it is
the Will that produces the way.
Without the passion to think and
dream big, the masses will con-
tinue to settle for small measures
of success.
We must ask ourselves what is
our collective objective as a peo-
ple, as a nation? What unified
dream, goal or aspiration are we
seeking to inspire?

Until-we the people make the
commitment to clearly define,
understand and accept a com-
mon goal that motivates us
towards a personal sense of ser-
vice, our individual efforts, no
matter how great, will remain
Final thoughts...
Unlike animals, human beings
cannot survive off food alone, we
also need words. No, not empty,
loud shouting from the mountain
top, but sincere, reassuring words
of substance that inspire and
ignite our passion to conceive,
believe and achieve something
A great speaker said, "you can-
not put a big dream into a small
life". The first step to building a
new kind of change is to recog-
nize that any real sense of change
starts with the person in the mir-
ror, you must start with yourself.
Such a transition towards a
greater purpose requires much
consideration and introspection

into who we are as a people and
the philosophy that we hold as a
nation. We must bravely discard
the irrelevant remnants of yes-
terday in order to forge a dynam-
ic new way forward building a
bridge of hope and possibility that
inspires a new generation to pur-
sue their ultimate achievements.
Remember, change is an
incredible and consistent process,
but it can only begin when you
decide. Use this magic moment
to get up and make something
better happen.

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Famed Bahamian designer
Genie Nutall one of the
featured designers at Islands
of the World Fashion Week;
Tribune Features Writer

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of great
women in her life, designer Genie Nut-
tall would draw inspiration from her
mother and grandmother, both of whom
made clothing for their families, when
she created her resort line, Jeannie
McQueeny, four years ago. A featured
designer at the Islands ofthe World
Fashion Week, held last week at the
British Colonial Hotel, Genie's fashions
reflect a sense of old world style, with
luxurious fabrics used to create contem-
porary couture.
Also on hand for Islands of the World, were a num-
ber of designers from as far away as Fiji and Indonesia,
to Trinidad, St Vincent, Barbados, Jamaica, Cuba, and
St Lucia.
"These two women really instilled in me a great
sense of,colour and fashion," Genie said, "and the
island look that we all wear everyday with sea shells,
images of turtles, coral reefs, dolphins and even sea-
weed!' .. .
Her initial move into the fashion industry came after
nearly a decade of designing jewellery. For her, the
idea of incorporating jewellery into.clothing was fasci-
nating. "I wanted to create a more unique look than
what was already out there, and I suppose there was a
hole in the market because so many people were miss-
ing this," she said.
Living in the Bahamas her whole life, Genie wanted
to design clothing for people who both live in paradise,
and enjoy a jet set lifestyle. She started out designing for
herself, but every time a friend, family member and
even stranger wouldask where she got her beautiful,
flowing tops and elegant lace blouses, she felt a tug
towards the fashion industry, where she could create
wardrobes for all her friends, the Bahamas and the
Genie said she wanted to create a line that could
travel easily, to go along with her frequent vacations to'

DESIGNER Genie Nuttall (centre) for the line Jeannie McQueeny, accepting praise of t
Islands of the World spectators.

I the Swiss Alps that required a much warmer form of'
dress. As a result, her collection offers beautiful, soft to
the touch suede jackets and fashionable straight leg,.
pants as well. Genie hand weaves high grade cashmina .
and silk for her luxurious cashmere sweaters adorned,
with reminders of the island life such as a seashell or
coral design.
"Whether yachting through the beautiful Bahamian
V waters, or reclining in an elegant Swiss Chaict. the
emphasis is on luxurious fabrics with exquisite crafts-
manship and clothes that translate easily from on '
resort to another.
,, "I use all natural fabrics, and there are absolutely no
synthetic products in my line," she said.
Each item in the Jeannie McQueeny line is created by
hand, with every stitch of the embroidery also done
.*-, by hand. '
Her fashions depend on the season she's designingin
;.,! as well as the demographic she's designing for. In tftih
tropical resort life, Genie makes colourful cover ups for
around the pool, and cool, thinly woven blouses that
reflect island life with her embroidered images.
She uses a lot of animal prints, something she beheves
will never go out of style. Zebra and leopard print
dresses are perfect for lounging around the house or
even going out on errands for the day. Bright turquois-
es and whites,allow, for the ultimate in luxurious living
with rich colours of relaxation.
"The aim is to create clothes that are'easy to wear, yet
elegant, and always flattering. I love the idea of show-
,T. ing my designs at home [in the Islands, of the World:
4-* Fashion Week]," she said.
:, The Jeannie McQueeny line also shows in fashion
weeks in London, Paris, New York and Switzerlaind'l
although Genie's next show will be in Palm Beach in
November. After that, she'll be jetting to New York for
fashion week in February.

The Jeannie McOueeny line is available at Cole's of
Nassau at both the Lyford Cay and Paradise Island loca- I ..
tons, and The Cove on Paradise Island.


A LOOSE green
tunic dress that
allows you to stay
cool with a little .
added material for
the night.
A BRIGHT and sun-
ny orange dress with
adornments of
embroidery meticu-
lously stitched into -
the breast for added
detail that flatters.
ELEGANT light pinks
with some flashy
adornments allow for
an aloof look in this
pant and top ensem-
ble that imitates the
Charleston dancer's
dress from the1920s.

Dept. of Social Services hosts parenting forum

PARENTING is probably the
biggest responsibility that a
human being can have. As a par-
ent, both the mother and father
contribute to every facet of a
child's character and well being.
However they turn out, whether
good or bad, is a reflection of
the effort, time, and energy that
parents actually exert into blue
printing their child's identity.
With a focus on building bet-
ter relationships between par-
ents and their children, the
Department of Social Services
hosted a parenting forum held
at CR Walker High School last
week. There, Bahamian parents
were told that providing for their
children and ensuring that they
.live in a safe, secure environ-
ment is the basic requirement of
More important than this

aspect however, is a parent's
ability to understand the minds
of their little ones as they
progress onto different stages
of development that is knowy-
ing tiow to deal with them as
they transition from the terri-
ble two's to the terrific three's,
into childhood and then onto
Linda Craigie Brown of Par-
enting Partners Caribbean, and
a forum presenter, said that par-
ents must learn to understand
their children as they mature.
"You need to know that your
children change as they grow.
They change their looks, they
change their behaviour, and the
way they react to certain situa-
tions may be a bit different. But
it is definitely best to know your
child's needs during their
growth and development," she
Right environment
More important than every

other aspect of child rearing,
parents must ensure that are
creating an environment and a
relationship that allows their
children to feel loved, and that
allows them to express love to
their children. And this love,
Ms Craigie Brown said, does
not necessarily have to be a
verbal statement, it can be
physical affection like hugging.
or. kissing, and it must be done
on a regular basis.
Between the ages of 2 and
4, parents may begin to notice
that their child is. developing
new habits. During these
years, Mrs Craigie Brown
said, parents must express
love to their children, because
even at this tender age they
often sense whether they are
fully loved and accepted or
their parents are alienated
from them. A genuine expres-
sion of love somehow
improves a child's ability to
show love and affection
towards other people.
Spending time with your

children and having a keen
interest in what excites them
can open the way to children
becoming more sociable with
you. "Spend time with your
children," she said, '.'and
understand the things that are
going on in their lives.
"If you see that your child is
very interested in things like
athletics or watching a sports
game, try to understand a lit-
tle bit about the game so that
,you and your child can talk
about it together. Thismakes
them feel that you are inter-
ested in the things they are
interested in' and this can
improve your relationship
with your child."
Adolescence is the transi-
tion from childhood into
adulthood and this is the point
in your child's life when he or
she becomes more mindful of
their appearance, more aware
of their sexuality, and begins
to have a clearer sense of their
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