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Title: The Tribune
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 21, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Call for govt
assistance,
resignation
of key union'
executives
* By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A DEMONSTRATION sup-
ported by unemployed hotel work-
ers demanding assistance from the
government, and calling for the res-
ignation of key Bahamas Hotel
Catering and Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) executives, was staged
inRawson Square yesterday, delay-
ing traffic for hours.
Led by estranged BHCAWU
first vice-president Kirk Wilson, the
40-plus former hotel workers held
picket signs with numerous
demands, including the removal of
Roy Colebrooke as union president.
There were also calls for more
employment assistance from the
government, and an attack on the
alleged lack of concern by the union
and government for the welfare of
the average Bahamian.
One sign read: "$30 million party.
in Dubai, Bahamians left holding
empty bag. Why Bahamian workers
had to be fired," while another stat-
ed: "Union worl&rs sold out by Roy
Colebrooke, Leo Douglas, and Basil
McKenzie, They gat to go!!!"
When asked about the small turn-
out at yesterdays' demonstration,
Mr Wilson claimed that many of
the recently terminated workers as
well as currently employed work-
ers, were discouraged from demon-
strating by Mr Colebrooke "and his
cronies." Mr Wilson indicated that
SEE page eight


Layoffs at Family Island development
* By TA14EKA THOMPSON when contacted by The Tribune
Tribune Staff Reporter yesterday. Although he did not
,tthompson@tribunemedia.net know the exact number of staff
affected, he said he had been in
AFTER numerous resorts in contact with a representative
New Providence terminated staff from the development who
because of the downturn in inter- blamed fhe lay offs on the dimin-
national travel spurred by the ished interest in the real estate
global financial crisis, at least one market.
Family Island development has "Lay offs have already begun,
followed their lead, The Tribune several persons were laid off sev-
learned. eral weeks ago I can't remem-
Reports have surfaced that the ber how many, but not many per-
Royal Island luxury development,. sons," Mr Smith said yesterday.
a 440-acre private island near "They have streamlined the num-
Harbour Island, recently laid off ber of persons who were there.
a number of employees from the And the reason is the number of
development because of reduced persons that have been visiting
real estate sales. the island with interest to pur-
An employee, who asked not chase a house or real estate, that
to be named, said staff was let go number has dwindled significant-
across the board, including con- ly.


struction and operations areas.
Mr Alvin Smith, member of
parliament for North Eleuthera,
confirmed the lay-off reports


"Like all major projects they
have been impacted .somewhat
by the global downturn of the
economy. But they're supposed
to be reorganising themselves.
They made some managerial
changes too, I understand so
they're getting ready to come
-back in full force at the begin-
ning of the year."
Mr Smith said the developers
plan to rehire the laid off employ-
ees and new ones when business
picks up next year; however he
was not given a definite date for
the possible rehiring.
In the meantime, he said he is
in talks with the owners of the
Coral Sands and Pink Sands
Hotels on Harbour Island to dis-
cuss the possibility of those prop-
erties absorbing the former
employees of the Royal Island
development "if.a need exists."
Messages left for executives at
Cypress Equities, the developers,
were not returned up to press
time.


I IIUUIneI taOI f Kepol tIer
THE British Colonial Hilton
began its lay-off exercises yester-
day, but not as many employees
were laid off as planned, the hotel
workers union said yesterday.
Secretary General of the
Bahamas Hotel Catering and
Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) Leo Douglas told
The Tribune yesterday that the
union successfully negotiated with
the hotel to decrease its original,
number of lay-offs from 30 indi-,
viduals to only 18.
Executives at the Hilton could
not be reached for comment up to
press time yesterday.
However, Mr Douglas said
most of the people laid off were
employed in the housekeeping


and beverage Department.
When Atlantis conducted its
lay-off exercises, a great many
employees were also let go from
the food and beverage arid house-
keeping departments.
Mr Douglas said these depart-
ments are purged morel often
because they are the areas which
employ the most people within
the hotel.
The Hilton was quiet yester-
day, apart from the noise caused
as. a result of the'mass renovations
undernlay in the lobby. No
employees who were laid off could
be found outside the hotel.
Atlantis' firings were not so
amicable.',
In fact, as the Hilton let its
SEE page eight


THE drier of the jutne. that is alleged '
to hate crushed a man on Monda\ was '-.-
remanded to prison yesterdayy after being .
arraigned on a manslaughter charge. --
Prosecutors yesterday said, however, EAg -
that the charge could possibly be upgraded W "
to murder. Michael Green Sturrup, 55, of Z
Nassau East was arraigned before Chief U
Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court No. 1, MICHAEL GREEN
Bank Lane yesterday afternoon. According STURRUP outside of
to court dockets, Sturrup on Monday, court yesterday.
November 17, by means of unlawful harm
caused the death of Elton Butler.
Butler was killed on his 18th birthday after he was reportedly pur-
sued by the driver of a route 15A jitney that crashed through a wall
trapping him underneath the bus. The incident occurred on Sapphire
SEE page eight

Estranged BHCAWU executives
set to challenge layoffs decision


* By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
SEVERAL estranged
BHCAWU executives are prepar-
ing to challenge the decision between
Bahamas Hotel Employers Associ-
ation (BHEA) and the union presi-
dent in the layoffs of more than 1,000
employees.
The Tribune received yesterday a
letter from BHCAWU first vice
president Kirk Wilson, addressed to
House leader Alvin Smith, in which


he demanded the establishment of a
parliamentary committee con-
sisting of House and Senate repre-
sentatives to determine the legal-
ity of the recent mass redundancy
exercises.
In the letter, which was carbon
copied to Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, Opposition leader Perry
Christie, and Senate President Lynn
Holowesko, the executives are want
to examine the redundancy law gov-
SEE page eight


Three former employees

suing Global United Limited
By bENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Global United Limited is being sued by three former
employees in Freeport who have filed an action in the Supreme Court
against the company claiming severance monies owed them, totalling ..
just over $100,000. /
Writs were filed on November 3, 2008, on behalf of Patrice Mackey
Symonette, Christine Williams, and Cecilla Francis. The three plaintiffs
are represented by the law firm of McKinney, Bancroft.and Hughes.
SEE page eight


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Govt does not
intend to 'take
public money to
pay mortgages'
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE government does not
intend to "go into the public
treasury and take out the peo-
ple's money and pay other peo-
ple's mortgages," according to
the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham was responding to
questions from the press about
the details of the mortgage
relief programme that he
announced in early Octobet.
Some laid-off workers, as
well as Opposition members of
parliament, have been calling
on Government to clarify the
details of the assistance pro-
gramme, which he said was
intended to benefit those who
may not be able to remain cur-
rent with their mortgage pay-
ments as a result of unforeseen
unemployment.
Yesterday Vincent Peet, MP
for North Andros, said: "We've
heard plans for a mortgage
relief programme, which the
Prime Minister announced in
Washington last month. He
told us that the details would be
available lby the beginning of
November, .but we're nearing
the end of the month and no
one knows anything about this
programme he promised."
Asked for more information
about the mortgage relief after
SEE page eight


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PAGE 2, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21,2008 THE TRIBUNE


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day, Nov. 20,
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$20m party for new Atlantis


DEEP gloom at Atlantis, Par-,
adise Island, following last week's
800 job losses did nothing to damp-
en spirits at the sparkling $20 mil-
lion official launch of.its Dubai
counterpart last night.
As unemployed hotel workers
were staging a placard protest in
Nassau, hundreds of stars were
,among those converging on the
star-spangled bash in Dubai,
described as the biggest party ever
staged.
"The world may be tightening its
belt but mere money woes have
failed to thwart the star-studded
grand opening of Dubai's Atlantis
hotel on a palm-shaped island vis-
ible from space," reported Reuters,
the international news agency..
"It's not the perfect timing to
open a $1.5 billion resort. On the
other hand, we don't build some-
thing like this with the short-term
in mind," said Sol Kerzner, chair-
man and chief executive officer of
Kerzner International.
"I believe Dubai will come to
be one of the top destinations in
the world."
Dubai, part of the United Arab
Emirates, the world's fifth largest
oil-exporter, created a real estate
boom when it opened tourism up
,to private investment in 2002.
Boasting year-round sunshine
and sandy beaches, Dubai, home


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to developments from the sail-
shaped Burj al-Arab to the world's
tallest tower, has attracted a grow-
ing number of tourists, Reuters
reports.
Atlantis Dubai, a pink.struc-
ture modelled on the Paradise
Island original, includes an aquar-
ium with 65,000 sea creatures,
including sharks, eels and rays, a
water park and a priceless sculp-
ture made of 3,000 hand-blown
pieces of glass.
The hotel also has a signature
"Bridge" suite, similar to the Nas-
sau version, which features floor-
to-ceiling views of Dubai.and costs
$25,000 a night, well beyond the
reach of ordinary holidaymakers.
But even before last night's frol-
ics were underway, Kerzner was
anticipating tougher times as the
world economic crisis takes its toll.
He told Reuters: "Tourism next
year against the early part of this
year will be more difficult. I don't
think there's any place that will be
totally unaffected. Dubai, because
it's well-connected to so many dif-
ferent markets is probably better
placed than most other destina-
tions.
"Whilst we will feel the effects
(of the global financial crisis) here,
we will continue to operate very
profitably and experience very rea-
sonable occupancies."
Kerzner said occupancy rates
at the hotel had been at around 77
to 78 per cent since it opened its
doors on September 24, but inter-
nal doecuments.Q.obtained by
Reuters forecast occupancy rates
from around 19 to 80 per cent
between November 19 until
November 25, peaking as star
guests arrived for the gala launch.
Kerzner said before the opening
in September that his Bahamas-
based company was looking to
.boost earnings from the Middle
East and Asia and would hold
back development plans in Las
Vegas with MGM Mirage and


Dubai World investment unit
Istithmar amid worsening US eco-
nomic conditions.
He said at the time that the
group also planned to expand
Dubai Atlantis with an estimated
$1 billion investment to bring in
its exclusive The Cove brand.
Hollywood actor Wesley
Snipes, comedy guru Chris Tucker
and Bollywood starlet Rani Muk-
erji were added to the exclusive
guest list as party time drew near.
American TV host Oprah Win-
frey cried off at the last minute
because of wildfire threats to her
Californian home.
But Robert de Niro, Denzil
Washington, Lindy Lohan and
Charlise Theron were among
guests, plus the Duchess of York,
Dame Shirley Bassey and the artist
Damien Hirst.
Also on the list were: Ben
Affleck, Richard Branson,
Lawrence Graff, Yash Chopra,
Natalie Imbruglia, Star Jones, Yas-
min Le Bon, Rhys Ifans, Lily
Allen, Jade Jagger, Natalie
Imbuglia, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nick
Lachey and Vanessa Minillo.
Kylie Minogue was star turn
for the evening, and the fireworks
display reckoned to be seven
times bigger than those at the Bei-
jing Olympics was described by
Gulf News as "incredible".
During his speech at the gala
dinner, Sol Kerzner said the party
was costing "only" $20 million after
some reports put the figure as high
as $30 million.
Associates have pointed out
that Kerzner prefers to attract pub-
licity by making a splash rather
than spend money on convention-
al advertising.
In Nassau, the mood was more
sombre, with hotel unions expect-
ing further lay-offs in the face of
the US tourism downturn.
It is feared Atlantis lay-offs
could go as high as 1,500. depend-
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marijuana

is seized

IN A major drug bust yes-
terday, police seized over
$142,000 worth of marijuana
from a private residence off
Baillou Hill Road.
Sometime after 8am yes-
terday, officers of the Drug
Enforcement Unit (DEU),
acting on a tip from the pub-
lic, carried out a search of a
home in Carmen Close.
Officers found 1421bs of
marijuana during their
search.
A 29-year-old man and a
23-year-old woman were tak-
en into police custody in con-
nection with the discovery of
the illegal drugs.
Both suspects could appear
in court as early as today.

Man in hospital

after shooting
A MAN is in critical con-
dition at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital after being
shot in the abdomen.
The 20-year-old Peter
Street resident was in the
vicinity of Fowler Street
around 10pm on Wednesday
when a man who was in the
area shot him to the
abdomen.
The injured man was
immediately transported to
hospital. Officers from the
Southern Police Station
quickly responded after the
shooting and apprehended a
25-year-old Fowler Street
man.
Additionally, when police
took the suspect into custody
they found he had in his pos-
sessiorf a small amount of
marijuana.


Traffic accident leaves

man fighting for life,
FREEPORT resident
Mrupinjay Jah, 23, is fight-
ing for his life in Doctors'
Hospital following a traffic
accident on Tuesday.
Assistant Supt Loretta
Mackey said the accident
occurred at' around 7.25am
on Tuesday on the West
Sunrise Highway, Grand
Bahama.
' According to police
reports, Mr Jah was travel-
ling west along West Sunrise
Highway at a high speed, and
while negotiating the curve
near the intersection of East
Beach Drive, lost control of
the vehicle and crashed into
a utility pole.
He was taken to the Rand
Memorial Hospital and later
airlifted to New Providence
for further medical treat-
ment.
Supt Mackey said police
are continuing their investi-
gations into the accident..

Crist wants ban on

turtle harvesting
U TALLAHASSEE, Fla.

GOV.CHARLIE
CRIST has told Florida
wildlife officials he wants
a total ban on the harvest-
ing of wild turtles, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
State wildlife officials
established a temporary
limit of 20 turtles a day for
licensed hunters, but sci-
entists said the limits
weren't stringent enough.
They contend turtle
populations are endan-
gered as tens of thousands
are caught and shipped to
Asia where they are con-
sidered delicacies.
Crist's letter Thursday
to the chairman of the
Florida Wildlife and Fish
Commission eliminated
any confusion.


He also asked the com-
mission for a quick deci-
sion.
Texas had earlier
banned turtle harvesting,
prompting many commer-
cial hunters to move into
Florida.


FO N AN EVC

H!tii.e Fnicide,


PM does not expect more Atlantis


"They have a duty
to keep a certain
level of jobs at
Paradise Island.
They have 7,800
persons employed.
We don't expect that
number to decrease.
Not if the incentives
that they've gotten
(are) to continue
unadjusted."

Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
PRIME Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said yesterday that he does
not expect any further lay-offs at
Atlantis, as the hotel would risk
having its government incentives
reduced.
"They have a duty to keep a cer-
tain level of jobs at Paradise Island.
They have 7,800 persons
employed. We don't expect that
number to decrease. Not if the
incentives that they've gotten (are)
to continue unadjusted. If the num-
bers decrease then we'll have to
look at the incentives they have
gotten, to provide those jobs and to
maintain those jobs on Paradise


Island," Mr Ingraham said yester-
day after the parliamentary debate
on the economy.
The prime minister also hit back
at critics who said that the govern-
ment could have offered some
financial incentives to Atlantis in
return for keeping on some of the
800 workers it let go in a mass lay-
off exercise last week.
"Atlantis was built as a result of
incentives provided by the people
of the Bahamas to provide jobs.
When we gave those incentives we
were criticised for giving them
incentives. There's no more incen-
tives that you can give Atlantis.
They got all that we can give them,
he said.
He described comments made
by people like businessman and


Dubai, site of the new Atlantis,


feeling effects of credit crunch


AS Sol Kerzner launched his new $1.5 billion
Atlantis venture in the Middle East last night,
experts were noting that even Dubai was beginning
to fall victim to the credit crunch.
Kerzner is hoping his Dubai resort will help off-set
the severe business downturn at his Paradise Island
property. But tell-tale signs of looming trouble are
now being felt in the oil-rich emirates.
Property prices on The Palm, the waterfront
development dominated by the towering Atlantis
hotel, are now starting to drop dramatically, accord-
ing to The Daily Telegraph of London.
"A four-bedroom villa on The Palm, which is run
by the state-owned developers Nakheel, is now sell-
ing for 10 million UAE dirhams (1.8m), down from
15 million dirhams in September, Dubai-based prop-
erty consultants Engel and Volkers told Reuters.
"When work started on the Palm in 2001, the vil-
las were snapped up for as much as 5m each and
sold to buyers including footballer David Beckham
and racing driver Michael Schumacher. In the fol-
lowing hype surrounding the island, nearly a quarter
of the villas were sold to British buyers."
Now, says the Telegraph, a slowdown in real estate
sales is evident, with Nakheel scaling back dredging
work on the massive Palm Deira project, the largest
of three palm archipelagos being planned to house
one million people.


activist Paul Moss and North
Andros MP Vincent Peet as "unin-
formed."
Mr Peet said during the debate
in the House of Assembly yester-
day that the government could
have "offered a direct subvention"
to Atlantis that would have
"allowed them to keep those work-
ers employed" at least on a part-
time basis.
Mr Ingraham said, "When you
hear those uninformed comments
by other persons, please balance
it against the facts I've just told
you. I also heard someone say the
government should take money
out of the public treasury and pay
hotels money to keep people
employed. I think people just like
to hear their voice, they don't think
before they speak.
The prime minister also com-
mended the owners of the Our
Lucaya resort in Grand Bahama
for keeping on over 1,000 people
despite "not earning enough mon-
ey to be able to pay" their wages.
According to Mr Ingraham,
Hutchinson Whampoa, the Hong
Kong company which owns the
resort, diverts $3 million a month
to the Bahamas "just to pay the
wages and the operational cost of
the hotel and keep over 1,000 peo-
ple employed in Freeport."
"It's unbelievable, but that is


Meanwhile, buyers are struggling to raise mort-
gages, witlh Dubai lender Amiak telling Reuters it
had suspended new loans as the real estate sector
showed "further signs of stress".
Elysian Real Estate this week sent out text mes-
sages to up to 40,000 potential clients offering dis-
tressed property at knockdown prices.
Kerzner's Dubai resort will aim primarily at the
European market, offering an exciting range of cui-
sine from several top chefs.
By contrast with the Nassau resort, Atlantis in
Dubai is reporting good occupancy levels.


Union calls for granting of new

work permits to be suspended


* By ALEX MISSIQK
Tribune Staff Reporter
ONE, of the country's largest
umbrella unions is calling on the
government to suspend the granting
of new work permits for 12 months,
so that qualified out-of-work
Bahamians can then fill the vacant
positions left by foreigners.
This was one of the suggestions
made yesterday by the National
Congress of Trade Unions of the
Bahamas (NCTUB) in response to
the country's dire economic situa-
tion.
The NCTUB is also calling for
college fees to be waived so that
Bahamians can more easily retrain'
for other positions in the event that
they lose their jobs.
This move by the umbrella union
follows one of the bleakest weeks
ever in the Bahamas' job market,
with 940 lay-offs on Paradise Island
alone. '
Speaking yesterday at a press
conference, NCTUB president John
Pinder said the downturn in the
global economy has led economists
and financial experts to predict that
there are difficult times ahead for
Bahamians.
With more job losses expected
in Nassau and in the Family Islands,
the NCTUB is urging the
government to take extreme mea-
sures to respond to the employment
crisis.
Mr Pinder said NCTUB execu-


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ties decided to make the recom-
mendations to the government
because of the economic challenges
they expect will arise over the next
12 to IS months... ..
".The cancellations of hotel reser-
vations have already caused mas-
sive lay-offs in the hotel industry
and additional redundancies are
expected. Many .Bahamians are
unable to meet their financial com-
mitments and are struggling to even
take care of their essential needs,".
Mr Pinder said.
"We want the government to
temporarily waive all fees at the
Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI) to allow displaced
workers to be trained and retrained
to better prepare themselves to take
on new work. assignments.
"We also want the government to
encourage all commercial banks and
financial institutions to establish a
programme where persons who
have been made redundant and
cannot make mortgages, to make
interest payments only, and suspend
the payments of principals for -a
period of one year and also enter
into discussions with those banks
seeking to suspend all foreclosures
on mortgages for a period of 12
months," Mr Pinder said.
He recommended that employers
refrain from lay-offs and consider
shorter work weeks to reduce oper-
ating costs. :
"We want employers to allow
laid-off workers first preference of


being re-hired when business picks
tip," Mr Pinder said.
As for Bahamian workers, Mr
Pinder advised them and NCTUB
members to refrain from excessive
and non-essential spending.
"Workers are advised to ensure
that they maxjnise efficiency and
productivity in their respective
workplaces and always seek to pro-
mote excellent customer service.
"We want to encourage displaced
workers to utilise their severance
payments in a productive manner
and begin small businesses that are
sustainable and employers will sup-
port as new clients," Mr Pinder said.
Mr Pinder said the NCTUB is in
talks with wholesale and retail food
stores to negotiate discounts on
behalf of its members.
"It is anticipated that new and
exciting strategies will come out of
the discussions from the annual gen-
eral meeting of the NCTUB and
delegates will work together to
ensure that Bahamian workers are
in a better position to meet the chal-
lenges ahead as we hold strong
while weathering the storm," he
said.


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what is happening, and for that the
government of the Bahamas and
the people of the Bahamas are
very grateful," Mr Ingraham said,
adding that the resort currently,
has occupancy levels in the
"teens."
Hotel union officials in Grand
Bahama said on Tuesday that they
are bracing themselves for lay-offs
at the resort, as 400 workers have
been put on a rotation schedule.
Mr Ingraham said his "stomach
churned" when he recently heard a
union official on the radio "berat-
ing" the hotel's management.
"My stomach churned because I
know how I would've felt if I had
been doing that kind of thing for a
country and a people, and that lev-
el of ingratitude would rear its
head," he said.
"Frankly I don't know anyone
else who would do what they are
doing. Certainly Kerzner is not
going to do what they are doing.
Kerzner has been very clear, his
profits have gone down and so he
cut his wages.
"These are people who never
earned any profit, who are sending
from Hong Kong to Grand
Bahama $3 million just to pay the
wages and the operational cost of
the hotel and keep over 1,000
people employed in Freeport," he
said.


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Demonstration fizzles on Bay Street


IT WAS BILLED as coming in with a bang,
but by early afternoon it was obvious that it
had flickered out with a whimper.
Of the more than, 900 employees laid off at
Kerzner International's resort Atlantis and
Harborside- in the past several days, a little
more than 40 persons turned up to support the
demonstration organised by Kirk Wilson, first.
vice-president of the Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers Union, to protest thelay-
offs. Mr Wilson leads a dissident group within
the union. Apparently, it is intent on unseating
Mr Colebrooke in union elections and replacing
him with Mr Wilson.
Mr Wilson was not a part of the union exec-
utive called in by Atlantis to be informed of
the economic situation that forced it to scale
down its operation. So when Mr Wilson spoke
to the press after Atlantis' lay-off announce-
ment -seemingly on behalf of the union- he
in fact was not speaking for the union, but rather
his dissident group.
Nevertheless, considering the number of lay-
offs in the past few weeks, yesterday's demon-
stration could be considered a flop. As was the
House debate, requested by the Opposition.
The debate on the economy never picked up the
pace that one was led to believe it would. In the
end, State Minister for Finance Zhivargo Laing
closed it down with a fiery flourish, demon-
strating that the Christie administration when
faced with even larger unemployment figures
did nothing to alleviate the suffering of the job-
less. At least, he said, the Ingraham govern-
.ment was actively instituting assistance pro-
Sgrammes.
During the debate, Health Minister
Hubert Minnis made a comment that caught
our attention. Out of every evil, he said, comes
some good.
What good could possibly come out of such
evil, we wondered, although we knew that what
he said was true. Bahamians will now be forced
to learn some very hard lessons, which in the
end will make them a stronger people.
We recall the eighties and nineties when
Finance Minister William Allen started to sound
almost like a broken record as he warned
Bahamians of the dangers they faced by not
putting something aside in the fat years to car-
ry them over the lean. Of course, no one lis-
tened to him then. What he was saying was so
much humbug.
To those complaining about foreign invest-
ment he said in.early 1984: "The economy.. .our
economy, the openness of the economy indi-
cates, and the tendency to a deficit indicates
that we consume everything that we earn, to
feed ourselves, to sustain ourselves, so that
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except by borrowing or by inviting people to
invest."
Many of us are now being forced to make an
adjustment to that lifestyle.
Again in 1999 he warned: "Those whose
behaviour is driven by the need for instant grat-
ification, not only do they not save, they very
often do not properly evaluate the consequences
of the actions that they take. This kind of behav-
iour does not advance our society. It is no secret
that the rate of domestic savings in this country
is still too low. Too many of us are in a net
deficit position because our level of consump-
tion is greater than our level of income on an
ongoing basis."
In other words, too many Bahamians spend
more than they earn. They must have the
biggest car on the block, rather than a savings
account in the bank. They must keep up with
the Joneses and by so doing run themselves
into debt. They live as though clouds are never
supposed to burst and rain on their turf.
In 1999; The Tribune did a survey of staff
earnings at Atlantis. It was prompted by certain
politicians complaining that there were not
enough Bahamians in top management. When
our reporters investigated to find out why, they
discovered that the tips which managers do
not get were so good on the lower levels,
that this level did not aspire to move up the
ladder.
Our reporters discovered, for example, that
unskilled young poolside attendants at Atlantis
were making almost $70,000 a year in tips and
salary, almost matching Cabinet ministers and J
senior government officials. .Theso.. youngsters 1
.could make $2,000 a week in tips for very little .
effort. It was also discovered that in 1999 wait-.
ers and room maids could make $60,000 a year,
busboys, $40,000 and banquet porters $42,000.
That was nine years ago. Obviously, until the
sudden collapse, they were making even more.
Can one imagine the secure position these
workers would be in today, if they had budget-
ed properly and opened a savings account.
In the old days, when employment was scarce
in Nassau, many families were supported by
their island families who were still farming and
fishing and could send them weekly food sup-
plies on the mailboat.
As Family Islanders moved to the city to get
better paying jobs, even this support has prob-
ably disappeared.
It is now time for Bahamians to get back to
basics. Those who have jobs should work at
them and save for the day when they might not
have them. In the meantime, those who are
jobless would be better advised to see their
bankers to try to adjust their mortgages until
they can find other employment. Demonstrating
and carrying placards will get them nowhere.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
We as Bahamians all agree
with our nation's leader Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
with many of the things he
said in his address to the
nation on November 10, 2008.
Yes, it is time for all of us to
buckle down tight as we
encounter these tough eco-
nomic times.
While most of us applaud
the American elections where
they chose the first president
of colour, at the same time
there will be no quick fix to
the economic problems.
President-elect Obama is no
miracle worker but we all
hope that with his leadership
and vision things would even-
tually get better.
Locally about five months
ago when the price of fuel sky-
rocketed with the price of
gasoline going up to as much
as $5.65 locally, including the
cost of diesel we experienced a
, drafiatic increase in consumer
goods as well.
Many of our local mer-
chants capitalised on the situ-


ation by raising the selling
price of their goods to its cus-
tomers.
Now we should be experi-
encing the reverse effect as
the cost of crude oil has
dropped from $147 to the cur-
rent price of just over $60 per
barrel.
As a result the cost of fuel
locally is now coming down,
with the forecast saying that
we should see the cost of gaso-
line being at least $3.50 by the
year's end or even cheaper.
In addition BEC has
,already reduced its surcharge
substantially to its customers.
So I say to our local mer-
chants, who raised your prices
because of the above; now is
the time to show good faith in
these tough economic times
by taking the selling price of
your goods to the pre-cost
conditions before the world-


wide rise in the cost of fuel.
Here are just some examples
of the goods which merchants
raised their prices which as
they claimed were because
higher energy costs.
A local ferry service to
Eleuthera which was $115 is
how $125, a private high
school raised its tuition costs
per term by $100 ($300 more
per annum) and a fast food
franchise, which sold a two-
piece chicken combo for $4.99
now sells that same item for
$6.99.
I went to purchase a battery
for my vehicle and found out
that the dealer had increased
the price from $68 to a whop-
ping $100 even!
I, call on you, Mr Prime
Minister, please sir, appeal to
our local merchants to revert
back to the old prices or even
half way so we can all benefit
in some small way during
these tough economic times.
BRIAN 0 CLARKE
Nassau,
November 12, 2008.


Remember, Obama is



a leader not a saviour!


EDITOR, The Tribune.
"Obama: The last best hope
for US and mankind" is a very
inappropriate headline. To
question whether: m Qbbma
is thejlast defence against the,
ultimate collapse of the Amer-
ican way of life, as we have
come to know it, is one thing:
to elevate him to the status of
a global saviour is tantamount
to suggesting he is the Second
Coming!
I am personally a fervent
Obama supporter based upon
the man's intelligence and his
ability to question old prac-
tices and consider new alter-
natives.
I believe him to be an hon-
est man, with integrity, and
possessing a social conscience.
He will be able to accomplish
some of his goals, if he is given
time and support.
I am not sure those, who are
adherents to the magic pill and
the quick fix, will be patient
enough to wait for some posi-
tive results before starting to


turn against him. Fixing the
complex problems facing the
US will take time and
patience. I don't believe that a
lot of people in today's instant
gratification society possess
, the patience and tolerance
necessary.
I am also not sure that many
of his faithful have closely lis-
tened to Obama's message.
He has repeatedly emphasised
that we all must make sacri-
fices and not expect govern-
ment to solve all of the prob-
lems.
I do not know how many
have actually heard his mes-
sage in this regard.
You will not be able to buy
a new car this year. You will
not be able to get a new 52-
inch plasma TV.
You will have to save some
money regularly, You will not
take a summer or winter vaca-
tion.
You will have to eat at
home and not depend on take
away or restaurants. You will
be getting a book for Christ-
mas not a Wii Station.
You will be doing your own
housework and yard work, not
a maid or gardener.
You will not be able to
afford satellite TV, or going


to movies, or going to the bar.
You will be sitting with your
children to make sure home-
work is done properly.
In actual fact, it will be the
sacrifices of many "Yous" that,
will eventually help turn
today's difficulties around.
Government and leaders like
Obama will hopefully provide
the direction, guidance and
incentives to re-stimulate our
world, but it will be the efforts
of millions of individuals mak-
ing daily sacrifices that will be
the key to any successful
recovery.
John F Kennedy provided
much the same advice when
he said: "Ask not what your
country can do for you, but
what you can do for your
country".
So let's give Obama a
chance to implement some
key strategies, work at gar-
nering support from other
world leaders and the time to
lead.
In the meantime, it is what
we do as individuals who will
make it happen, or not! Oba-
ma is a leader, not a saviour!
KEN BOBROSKY
Nassau,
November 17, 2008.,


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Dump truck


breaks


electricity


pole wire

* By CHESTER
ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
SPARKS rained down
on Cumberland Street
after a dump truck broke
the high tension wire sup-
porting an electricity pole
yesterday afternoon.
As shocked motorists
watched the wire tear in
half, the truck simply
drove on.
The Tribune was on the
scene and witnessed sever-
al wooden electricity poles
and one metal pole with a
broken traffic light, list
dangerously down the hill,
which leads from Govern-
ment House to Bay Street.
The poles then all at
once sprang back to their
original positions sending
bright orange sparks pour-
ing on to the sidewalk, as
power lines emitted a loud
"pap" sound.
Two concerned tourists
on a horse-drawn carriage
peered up at the wires as
they passed. The sparks
came dangerously close to
falling on them. ,
The one-inch steel ten-
sion wire, which eyewit-
nesses said snagged the
rear of the truck as it cut
out of the right lane into
the left, was left severed in
the street and splinters of
wood protruded from the
pole.
"The truck extension
piece hooked on to the
lamp-pole wire and then
the wires started to spark,"
said Basil Scott, a contrac-
tor working several feet
from the pole that was hit.
"Another fellow in a
government vehicle was
trying to flag him (the
truck driver).down."
However, the driver did
not stop, Mr Scott said.
He said the driver had to
know what damage he had
done.
Bystanders who wit-
nessed the accident noted
the truck's licence num-
ber.
Businesses along the
street said they suffered
no interruption to any of
their services, but they did
hear loud popping sounds
from the street while sit-
ting in their offices.

TOICA iL'll


Opposition members criticise govt for


stopping project


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
"LOUSY decisions" made by
the government have compounded
the fall-out in the Bahamas from
the global economic crisis, Oppo-
sition members claimed yesterday


in parliament. .
"Yes, we know there's a crisis
the whole world is experiencing
right now, but there is something
else happening in the Bahamas
and it is the result of decisions
more poor than those made in the
United States," said Engleston MP
Glenys Hanna Martin, who


BIFF makes effort to open

film festival to wider public
0 MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE red carpet is ready to be
rolled out for film stars and filmmak-
ers to attend the fifth annual Bahamas ,-'
International Film Festival (BIFF)
celebration of cinema in paradise.
In addition to having award cere-
monies honouring actors Lawrence 1
Fishburne, Anna Faris and local tal- a
ent, an exclusive Versace fashion
show, receptions, film workshops and
panel discussions, BIFF is making a
concerted effort this year to open the
festival to the wider public.
No less than 80 international inde-
pendent films from 22 countries
around the world will be shown in
Nassau theatres throughout the week,
including 50 features of which several are world premiers and almost
all are Bahamian premiers.
The first film to be shown during this year's festival is 'Rain' by
Bahamian filmmaker Maria Govan on December 4.
The movie was filmed entirely in Nassau and the Family Islands. It
will be shown at the National Performing Arts Centre on Shirley
Street.
Throughout the week, films will be shown at the Performing Arts
Centre as well as at Galleria Cinema on John F Kennedy Drive and at
other Nassau venues.
Founder and executive director of BIFF Leslie Vanderpool said
yesterday: "Celebrating our fifth year anniversary means BIFF is mak-
ing a connection between the incredible line-up of films at BIFF and the
local community.
"Adding new venues throughout Nassau is the most logical way to
accomplish this, and most importantly having the filmmakers and
actors of the films really hear the reaction of the Bahamian people."
At a press conference held at the British Colonial Hilton yesterday,
Ms Vanderpool paid tribute to the sponsors whose commitment has
made it possible for the non-profit organisation to plan the most excit-
ing film festival in the country to-date.
Visitors will be flown in exclusively by JetBlue Airways.
The 18k gold and crystal awards which will be given out are designed
and donated by Chopard.
BIFF is also supported by Versace, Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch
private bank and trust, Ansbacher Bahamas Ltd, the Ministry of
Tourism and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).
Ms Vanderpool said that esteemed actor and Academy Award
nominee Laurence Fishburne will be presented the Career Achieve-
ment Award by Sir Sean Connery at Atlantis on December 7.
Hollywood actress Anna Faris, of 'House Bunny', 'Scary Movie' and
'Lost in Trarislation', will be awarded the Rising Star Tribute, presented
by Ansbacher Bahamas Ltd and Chopard at Aura nightclub on Decem-
ber 8.
Ms Vanderpool said: "Laurence Fishburne is one of the great actors
of our time. and is nothing less than an icon in the community and
throughout the Caribbean.
"Anna Faris represents everything that is good about Hollywood's
present and future. Through the diverse roles she has taken on early in
her career, she has displayed tremendous creativity and a marvelous gift
for acting."
Four awards will be presented to the winners of the 'Spirit of Free-
dom: Narrative', 'Spirit of Freedom: Documentary', 'New Vision' for
first-and second-time filmmakers, and 'Short Film' categories in a,
ceremony at Atlantis on Sunday, December 7.
College of the Bahamas student Adrian Wildgoose, 23, was presented
with a $1,000 'Real Life' award yesterday for his short documentary on
HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas, "Direct Insight," which will be shown at
the festival.
The award sponsored by Ansbacher and BTC goes to the makers of
films that tell true stories about society and culture. ,
Mr Wildgoose was one of several young filmmakers who took
advantage of the 30 video cameras provided by Ansbacher to foster
fresh creative talent.
He said: "I'm a common person, but I am talented, so it brought an
awareness that whatever level you are at, express yourself through film
because I consider film to be one of the greatest mediums to affect
social change."


ts approved
accused Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham of "cutlass politics" for .
putting a stop to projects approved
under the PLP.
She and other Opposition par-
liamentarians were contributing to
a debate on the economy in the
House of Assembly yesterday.
PLP MPs, including Mrs Hanna- A
Martin, Obie Wilchcombe, Vin-
cent Peet, Shane Gibson, Alfred -
Gray and Picewell Forbes spoke
for ten minutes each on the topic.
Outlining a gloomy picture of
the Bahamian economy, they
claimed the government did not
act quick enough to take measures
to buffer the Bahamas from the
looming economic fall- out that
started with the sub-prime mort-. Thomas More Frai
gage crisis in the US. The government
Several said the government emphasising the e
exacerbated the impact of the of the threat to l
worldwide economic downturn on which is affecting co
the Bahamas through its decision wide, saying it cou
to "stop, review and cancel" pro- avoid its impact.
jects left "in the pipeline" by the FNM MPs field
PLP when they left office in May ment's proposed i
2007. benefit plan, additi
They belittled the government's social services, an
efforts so far to provide relief for of hard hit electric
Bahamians and called for more as evidence of its c
details on the previously assisting Bahamian
announced mortgage and unem- Minister of Stai
ployment assistance programmes. Zhivargo Laing sa
"If there is a programme, outline level of unemployi
the programme," said MP for St at around 17,675 p


by the PLP


ink Smith.
t responded by
xternal nature
the economy,
countries world-
iuld do little to
up the govern-
unemployment
onal funding to
d reconnection
city consumers
commitment to
is in crisis.
te for Finance
aid the current
ment which is
ersons is still


lower than levels of unemployment
under the former Christie admin-
istration. He said that despite high
unemployment levels during the
Christie administration, the PLP
government never offered any
form of relief for the jobless.
However, MP for West End and
Bimini Mr Wilchcombe accused
the government of approaching
the situation with an "attitude of
laissez-faire."'
Chairman Mrs Hanna-Martin
hit out at the government for
increasing the cost of "hundreds
of items" in this year's budget by
increasing the tax applied to them,
of "undermining investor confi-
dence" in the country, and con-
tributing to a stall in the construc-
tion industry by cancelling con-
tracted projects like the straw mar-
ket.
Noting the 8.7 per cent unem-
ployment level in May 2008, Mr
Peet said "the real story is the dra-
matic rise in discouraged work-
ers."
"That's the group of people who
are willing and able to work, but
they've given up looking for work
because they believe there is none
available."
He said that this figure increased
by 21 per cent in New Providence
since last year, and 45 per cent in
Grand Bahama.


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I U Bahamas' ship registry passes

j- U 50 million gross tonnage mark


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net


FREEPORT The three steel columns at the
former BORCO plant- have been demolished as
part of the oil. refinery demolition that is underway
by Vopak Terminal Bahamas.
Vopak and First Reserve Corporation, which
acquired the Bahamas Oil Refinery Company in
April, are undergoing major expansions at the facil-
ity on West Sunrise Highway.


The company has decided to demolish the old
refinery, which was decommissioned some 20 years
ago on Grand Bahama.
Vopak is presently constructing new storage
tanks, which will increase its storage capacity from'
18 million to 20 million at the Freeport plant.
Vopak and FRC provides independent third par-
ty hub terminal for petroleum products in the world.
It has other facilities in Europe.
The planned explosion of the chimneys was car-
ried out around 1.30pm on Saturday by United
States contractors.


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT The Bahamas' ship registry has
passed the 50 million gross tonnage mark, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham announced at the opening of the
first Bahamas International Maritime Conference and
Trade Show.
Mr Ingraham, who opened the conference on
Wednesday at the Our Lucaya Resort, said that since
1977, the country's ship registry has grown to become
the third largest in the world.
"I was pleased to learn that earlier this year the
Bahamas ship registry surpassed the' 50 million gross
tonnage mark.
"Let me hasten to add, however, that it was never our
objective to become the largest ship registry. Instead we
have concentrated and focused our efforts on becom-
ing a well- regulated and properly supervised registry
capable of delivering quality service," he said.
'Mr Ingraham said the maritime industry continues to
offer great potential for development locally and inter-
nationally.
He noted that a appropriate legislative and admin-
istrative framework is necessary to properly monitor
and regulate the sector.
Mr Ingraham also said that by that providingstate-
of-the-art port and maritime support facilities, the
country is well- positioned to benefit from growth and
development in the industry.
"Indeed, we are readying ourselves for a major
enlargement of harbour facilities in our capital city of
Nassau so that the port will be able to accommodate the
- largest cruise vessels now under construction," he said.
A related project, he said, will relocate commercial
shipping outside of the downtown city centre.
Prime Minister Ingraham also said that the govern-
Sment anticipates the enhancement of land-side cruise


ship port facilities in Grand Bahama.
He stressed that tourism is the principal engine of the
economy and the sea has always been an integral part
of that sector.
Mr Ingraham said that in the last 25 years, the coun-
try's cruise sector has expanded to rival and surpass
hotel-based tourism.
Today, a number of cruise lines operate private
ports-of-call at five locations in the Bahamas at
Great Sturrup Cay and Little Sturrup Cay in the
Berries; Castaway Cay at Gorda Cay in the Abacos;
Princess Cays near Bannerman Town in Eleuthera,
and Half Moon Cay (Little San Salvador) between
Eleuthera and Cat Island, he said.
Mr Ingraham said Grand Bahama has become an
important maritime hub in the country.
"Today, the Freeport Container Port, operated by
Hutchinson Port Holding in conjunction with its indus-
try partner, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC),
sits on the deepest port in our region, is the 72nd
busiest container terminal in the world and the 4th
busiest hub for MSC," he said.
Mr Ingraham also noted that the Phase V expansion
of the port will increase the its capacity by 50 percent.
He also said that employment at the port will
increase from nearly 900 to as many as 1,200 employees
when the expansion project is completed toward the
end of 2010.
Mr Ingraham stated that the Grand Bahama Ship-
*yard is another significant development. It operates
two floating dry docks and two wet berths capable of
repairing some of the largest and most advanced vessels
in the world, he said.
"The location of these two important maritime-
based enterprises in Grand Bahama has proven bene-
ficial to both the investors and to our country. Indeed,
the rapid expansion of operations at the Container
Port and at the Shipyard is indicative, I believe, of the
economic success of their undertakings," he said.


Highlights to look out for at Christmas Jollification


OVER the last few years the Jolly Market
has become the "happening area" of the
Christmas Jollification.
It features home made jams and jellies,
cakes, jewellery, hand-painted tiles and straw.
designs by a number of artisans.
Joining the area for the first time at this
year's Jollification will be Kim Smith, a lead-
ing artist who has developed a line of gift.
items using his original art.
Returning with their products made from
the Neem tree are Abaco Neem.
The Jolly Market is also the place for those
seeking gifts for their pets. Tara Klonaris Hol-
combe of Pampered Potcakes will have home
baked treats for pets, and the Bahamas
Humane Society will be on hand with their ID
tags which might help pets find their way
home.
Proud Paws will have toys on sale and
Amanda Meyers and Lynn Gratton have
designed special T-shirts with pet friendly
messages they say will be necessary for any pet
owner who is looking to make a fashion state-
ment over the holidays.


No festival at the Retreat Garden would
be complete without a plant area and Jollifi-
cation is no exception.
-Tall Pin'es Nursery will have poinsettias and
a variety of annuals to turn a garden into a
painters palate. The Greenhouse Nursery will
have unique plants, Flamingo Nursery always
dazzles patrons with their orchids and the
Potting Shed provides beautiful pottery,
unique plants and beautiful orchids.

Crafts
Children are not forgotten, and the chil-
dren's crafts area sponsored by Asa Pritchard
will feature nature oriented and also Christ-
mas crafts.
Pinny the Pintail Duck will be making his
first appearance in the children's crafts area.
For parents, the Bristol Sports Bar will offer
a special wide-screen television on which the
games of the day will be shown. Later in the
day, cocktails will be served in the Grey Goose
Lounge. '
This year's Jollification will also feature a


variety of Bahamian and International cui-
,sine.
The ladies of Inner Wheel of East Nassau
will have home baked goods, Hands for
Hunger will serve soup, and K'Rose Kitchen
will have souse for those who want breakfast,
and grilled ribs and chicken later in the day.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
will provide patrons with mousaka, pastitsio,
grilled lamb and everyone's favorite pastry,
baklava.
Philipine Delights will provide an asian fla-
vor, while Petit Gourmet will have specialty
.foods. Bahamian cuisine is well represented by
Native Delights, the Original Crab House and
Flavors of Andros.
For those who just want in old fashioned
hamburger, the Nassau Ea*t Rotary ham-
burger van will be serving their "world famous
in the Bahamas" hamburgers.
The Christmas Jollification will be held this
Saturday from 11am to 5pm and on Sunday
from noon until 5pm:.
Admission for adults is $10 and $2 for chil-
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0 By DENISE MAYCOCK he said
Tribune Freeport "I waS pleased, in Mr Ingraham said that the.
Reporter majority of students in this field
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time industry continues to
develop, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said many Bahami-
ans are now pursuing maritime
studies and training overseas,
particularly in the United States
and Canada
Mr Ingraham was speaking
at the Bahamas International
Maritime Conference and
Trade Show in Freeport at the
Our Lucaya Resort on Wednes-
day. It is the first of its kind held
in the Bahamas.
The prime minister said the
maritime industry in the
Bahamas offers new economic
and employment opportunities
for Bahamians and Bahamian
based businesses.
He said that maritime affairs
are important as it is estimated
that close to 90 per cent of all
goods consumed around the
world are transported by sea.
Mr Ingraham emphasised
that the Bahamas is an archi-
pelagic nation with a strong
maritime tradition.
He said Bahamians are now
pursuing technical marine train-


opportunity to
meet with a
number of young
Bahamian
merchant marine
cadets, including a
female cadet while
in New York."

Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham
ing at Holland College in Cana-
da, and university level mar-
itime training at the California
Maritime Academy, at the
Marine Maritime Academy,
and at the State University of
New York (SUNY) Maritime
College in the United States.
"I was pleased, in September
of this year, to have the oppor-
tunity to meet with a number
of young Bahamian merchant
marine cadets, including
a female cadet while in


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New York.
"They are among a cadre of
17 young Bahamians currently
enrolled at the SUNY Maritime
College. These young people, I
was told, will generally com-
plete studies leading to a Bach-
elor of Science degree in
Marine Transport with a Junior
Officer license (equivalent to a
3rd mate officer), but three of
the (students) are scheduled to
graduate as marine engineers,"


"I suspect that a number of
their sponsors are with us this
morning and so I take the
opportunity to congratulate you
and to thank you for investing
in our young people," he said.
He commended VOPAK for
providing a number of partial
and full scholarships to employ-
ees and prospective employees
at the SUNY Maritime College.
Mr Ingraham said he was also
pleased about the establishment
of maritime programmes in the
high schools and the enrollment
of students in the government's
Maritime Cadet Corp.
He reported that some 205
public school students of the
10th, 11th and 12th grades are
presently enrolled in the
Bahamas Maritime Cadets
Corp.
Additionally, Mr Ingraham
said that 224 students have
already completed the pro-
gramme and an additional 40
are currently enrolled at the C
R Walker High School's Nauti-
cal Science Magnet Programme
in Nassau.


Doctors Hospital provides



free lung function testing


* By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter
DOCTORS Hospital in con-
junction with Boehringer
Ingelheim, a major pharma-
ceutical company based in
Germany, provided free lung
function testing to Bahamians
this week in an effort to raise
awareness of chronic obstruc-
tive pulmonary disease
(COPD).
This was the first time ever
that World COPD Day was
observed in,tJie Bahamas' .
Dr Kevin Moss, a pulmo-.
nologist for both the Doctors
and Princess Margaret Hospi-
tals, said that COPD can be a
very dangerous disease.
"It's one of the avoidable
chronic diseases by avoiding
smoking or second-hand
smoke. COPD is a very dead-
ly disease, but it varies from
person to person. A lot of per-
sons .don't take it seriously
because it does not develop as
quickly as most diseases. So
the person would gradually
lose lung function," he said.


Dr Moss said the pulmonary
disease is not new to the
Bahamas and has been around
since people started smoking
and burning wood.
"COPD is not a new disease
because in the old days per-
sons used to cook on the out-
side fires or were exposed to
smoke from burning rubbish
heaps, and so those persons
developed COPD because of
that in those days," he said.
Dr Moss explained that
about 12 to 15 per cent of peo-
ple who smoke will develop
COPD.
COPD affects more than.
340 million people worldwide
and represents the fourth lead-
ing cause of death in the world.
This is one of the reasons
why Dr Moss supports the
lung function testing, of
Bahamians.
"We are doing the lung func-
tion test for persons who are
having breathing problems., in
the country and those who are
smokers and/or work around
smoke such as in casinos and
. night clubs," Dr Moss said.


Hiltina Scott, a medical sales
representative from Nassau
Agencies, said the free lung
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persons who think they have
asthma to find out if they may
in fact be suffering from
COPD.

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COPD is a progressive dis-
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ong-term exposure to other
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LOCALES-


Jitney driver arraigned

on manslaughter charge

FROM page one

Ridge Road, eastern New Providence, around 11 am on Monday.
Reports suggested that the victim, who died at the scene, had
attempted to steal coins from a receptacle on the jitney.
Sturrup was not required to enter a plea to the manslaughter
charge and was informed by the magistrate that a preliminary
inquiry will be held to determine whether there is sufficient evi-
dence to have him stand trial in the Supreme Court. Police pros-
ecutor Sergeant Sean Thurston noted that Sturrup was charged
with a bailable offence, however objected to him being granted
bail. Sergeant Thurston told the court that based on the cir-
cumstances of the case and the strength of the evidence against
Sturrup, the charge could possibly be upgraded to murder. He
told the court that in light of this he had no alternative but to
object to Sturrup being granted bail.
Sturrup's defence attorney, Jairam Mangra, of the law firm
Lockhart and Munroe argued that his client should be granted
bail. He told the court that Sturrup had been employed as a jit-
ney driver for six years prior to the incident and had no previous
convictions. Mr Mangra submitted that Sturrup has no matters
pending before the courts and has fully co-operated with police
in their investigation. Mr Mangra submitted that there was no
substantial grounds for believing that Sturrup would be a flight
risk. Mr Mangra described his client as a humble man who
worked all his life to keep a roof over his head and provide for his
family.
Chief Magistrate Gomez remanded Sturrup to Her Majesty's
Prison yesterday. The matter was adjourned to November 24
when Sturrup is expected to appear in Court No. 10, Nassau
Street.


FROM page one
earning BHEA, whether all laid-off employees
were paid all amounts due to them according to
the industrial agreement, whether redundant
employees are still entitled to continued benefit
payments, whether the former employees should
return to work as on-callers, and if employees
should be given first preference upon the rebound
of the economy.
Responding to this latest union development,
BHCAWU Secretary General Leo Douglas said
Mr Wilson has no right to speak for the union. He
said that only union president Roy Colebrooke can
do so.
Mr Douglas contends: "Mr Wilson does not
understand what the law says, he is a confused
young fellow, and he is allowing some politicians
from outside to use him to their benefit, and he
won't get anything done other than destroying
himself."
Mr Douglas added that every decision made by
the union was the right one. He said it was made
in the best interest of its members.
Yesterday during a downtown demonstration


FROM page one

Global United Limited is
named as the defendant in the
writs. The company is represent-
ed by McDonald and Co law firm
in Freeport.
The women, who were termi-
nated by the company in May,
2008, are suing Global United for
a total of $101,572.14 in sever-
ance pay.
Ms Symonette claims that she
,is owed severance in the amount
of $14,648. Ms Williams is claim-
ing that the company owes her
$64,847.68. And Ms Francis
claims that she is owed $22,076.46
in severance pay.
According to the Endorsement
of claim, the plaintiffs were
employees of Global United,
which was at all materials times a
company incorporated under the
laws of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas,' and carrying on busi-
ness in the City of Freeport on
Grand Bahama.
The company informed the
women by letter dated May 5,
2008, that their services were no
longer required. They were given
notice of their termination.
According to the writ filed on
behalf of Patrice Mackey Symon-
ette, Global United gave the
plaintiff three cheques, each in
the amount of $4,882.81, totaling
$14,648 which represented the
amount due to the plaintiff by the
defendant upon her termination
in accordance with the laws of
the Bahamas.
Ms Williams was given six
cheques by Global United, each
in the amount of $10,079.29,
together with one cheque in
amount of $4,371.94 for a total
amount of $.64,847.68 which rep-
resented the amount due to' the
plaintiff uponher termination
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Estranged BHCAWU executives
supported by dozens of former hotel workers, Mr
Wilson said that he and eight other union execu-
tives have stopped communicating with the union
President Colebrooke.
According to Mr Wilson: "When a President
can negotiate without consulting his executive
council about something this serious and this
important, it leaves one to wonder. Right now at
this point we have separated from Roy Cole-
brooke because of the nonsense that he's doing. At
the leadership of Roy Colebrooke, the union
remains a tragedy."
Mr Wilson added, that he and other executives
are planning to bring change to the unions' exec-
utive body on December 3. Mr Wilson said that
with Mr Colebrooke refusing to organise any type
of council meeting since March of this year, it has
taken the petitioning of 1,800 union members to
demand a board meeting between the disenfran-
chised executives and the president.
"Our constitution clearly states that we must
have a board meeting every month or as often as


Global United
accordance with the laws of the
Bahamas.
Ms Francis received three
cheques from Global United,
each in the amount of $7,358.82,
totalling $22,076.46 which repre-
sents the amount due to the plain-
tiff by the defendant upon her
termination in accordance with
the laws of the Bahamas.
None of the three cheques ten-
dered by Williams and Symon-
ette for cashing at First Caribbean
International Bank were hon-
oured by the bank. The women
were referred by the bank back to
Global'United Limited.
In the case of.Ms Francis, only
one of the three cheques tendered
at First Caribbean International
Bank for cashing was honoured.
On multiple occasions there-
after, the plaintiff tendered the
two remaining cheques at the
bank for cashing, however, on
each occasion the two cheques
were not honoured, and the plain-
tiff was referred by the bank to
Global United Limited.
The women have on multiple
occasions demanded payment
owed to them, however, Global
United failed and/or refused to
pay them.
As a result of Global United
Limited's failure to pay the
amounts due and owing the plain-
tiffs, the plaintiffs claim that they
have suffered loss and damage.
In addition to damages in the
amounts owed to them, the
women are seeking interest and
any other further relief that the'
Court deems just. They have also
asked for costs.
Global United Limited, which
is owned by Jackson Ritchie, is
also beingsued fokmillions dol-
lars owedto Bahamas Customs.


Hilton layoffs

FROM page one
employees go, Atlantis workers
marched past the hotel on their
way to Parliament to protest their
lay-offs.
Mr Douglas-said they can
"march as much as they want to
march." He maintains that the
union and the hotels went about
the firings with the due diligence it
.demanded.
Of the 800 workers fired from
Atlantis only about 60 answered.
the call to protest.
Some carried signs demanding
government intervention and oth-
er signs claimed that BHCAWU
president Roy Colebrooke is in
the "back pockets" of hotels such
as Atlantis.


necessary, and I think the present situation clear-
ly shows that it is time."
Mr Wilson also said that instead of having hun-
dreds of persons fired at one time without any
considerations, the right decision would have been
to operate based on the industrial agreement.
Mr Wilson stated: "The industrial agreement
clearly states what supposed to happen during
layoffs or redundancies. Workers should first be
put on shorter work weeks, then week on week off
rotations," Mr Wilson said. Instead, he claimed,
Mr Colebrooke bypassed the layoff procedure
and moved straight to redundancies.
Picketer Phillipa Dixon argued that union Pres-
ident Roy Colebrooke and two other executives
were long aware of possible layoffs, but refused to
brief workers until it was too late.
Mrs Dixon said: "I was one who was let go
from Wyndham hotel in August, however in July
I went to Mr Colebrooke and asked him if employ-
ees were placed on a redundancy list, and he said
there was no list."
Mrs Dixon says, "Everyday he opens his mouth,
people are getting let go left, right and centre, he
must have obeah in his mouth!"


FROM page one PfOteSt
those persons were told that they
would either lose their jobs, or tends, the government needs to get
would be overlooked for future the message from unemployed
employment opportunities, if they workers "that more is needed to
had taken part in yesterday's assist these people right now."
march. Also showing support at the
Mr Wilson also claims that the demonstration was lawyer Paul
recent termination of more than Moss, who argues that despite the
1,000 hotel workers from the many who are not in support of
Atlantis Resort, Wyndham, and the unemployed workers march-
Harbour Side, should have not ing, the voice of these workers
happened as quickly as it did. needed to be heard by the coun-
"We need to start protecting our try's leaders.
workers. There was a case study in Mr Moss said: "These are per-
1991 and in 2001 when the country sons who have nowhere to turn,
went into a recession. Persons were and when the leaders of this coun-
rotated, they went on days, some- try are going to sit in parliament
times these people, 'hotel opera- and debate who's having sex in
tors', use these opportunities to get cars, when these people are unem-
rid of people." played, it makes sense for these
Additionally, Mr Wilson con- persons to demonstrate here."

FROM page one Mortgages
the debate on the economy with Opposition members, Mr Ingraham did
not specify details, but said the programme will affect those unemployed
Bahamians who are unable to come to an arrangement with their
banks over their debt repayments.
However, those people who were not paying their mortgages prior
to finding themselves unemployed will be out of luck, Mr Ingraham said.
According to the Prime Minister, the concept behind the assistance
programme "was for the government to make arrangements for account
to be taken of the economic circumstances of a particular worker who
has a mortgage on his home. If they can't be worked out, if all else fails,
the government will do its best to ensure that such persons are able to
keep their homes," he said.
Government has "been in touch with banks", some of which have
indicated that they will try to help people who have good debt man-
agement histories, but may be falling behind on their payments due to
unemployment.
"Those who are unable to make those arrangements will be able to
benefit from a government programme, but this is for people who
used to pay their mortgages when they were getting paid, this is not for
people who won't pay their mortgages while they were working and
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Bahamian student could be

first FSU football player to

become Rhodes scholar,


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

MYRON Rolle, the multi-tal-
ented Bahamian student-ath-
lete, is one step away from mak-
ing history as the first Florida
State University Seminoles'
football player to become a .
Rhodes scholar.
Just hours before he appears
on the field for the Seminoles'
game against No.25 Maryland
on Saturday at College Park,
Rolle will be in Alabama where
he will be interviewed for che
prestigious scholarship.
Rolle, who aspires to become
a neurosurgeon, will be among
thirty-two (32) American men
and women nationwide who are
applying for the scholarship.
But in his region, comprising
of the states of Florida, Alaba-
ma and Tennessee, two students
will be the recipients of the
award. Rolle said he's fully pre-
pared and hopefully on Satur-
day afternoon, he will be one
of the winners when the
announcement is made.

Accomplished

"It certainly means a lot. I
always tried to be a student first
with my priority on academics.
This is the pinnacle of all acade-
mics," said the 22-year-old junior
classman. "If I win this, I think
my academic goal would have
been accomplished."
Upon entering Florida State
as one of the highly recruited
freshmen, Rolle said his goal
was to.graduate with straight As,
get his pre-med degee and play
football as well.
But he said he never envi-
sioned being a finalist for the
Rhodes scholarship.
On the Seminoles' website,
head coach Bobby Bowden said
he's really excited for Rolle, who
could become the first Rhodes
scholar that he's coached during
his six decades on the sidelines.
"I really don't know of any-
thing higher than to have a play-
er who is a recipient of a Rhodes
scholarship," said Bowden, who
stressed that academics comes
first over athletics.
The Rhodes scholarships pro-
vide all expenses for two or three
years of study at the University
of Oxford in England. The
Rhodes scholarships, the .oldest
and best known award for inter-
national study, were created in
1902 by the will of Cecil Rhodes,
British philanthropist and
African colonial pioneer. The
first class of American Rhodes.
Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.
Rhodes Scholars are chosen
in a two-stage process. First, can-
didates must be endorsed by
their college or university. More


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than 1,000 students each year
seek their institution's endorse-
ment; this year, 764 were
endorsed by 294 different col-
leges and universities.
Committees of selection in
each of 16 districts then invite
the strongest applicants to
appear before them for inter-
view.
Immediately following the
interview, which should last
until about 6 p.m., Rolle is
scheduled to be jetted on a pri-
vate plane from Alabama in
time for the 7:45 p.m. game in
Maryland.
While he's not sure that he
will reach in time for the kick-
off, Rolle said he's confident
that by half-time he should be
able to enter the game.
"I'm playing much better this
year and the coaches have indi-
cated that they have been
pleased with what I've been
doing," he pointed out. "I'm a
little nervous, but I've asked
God to help me so that I won't
be stressed out. Hopefully it will
all come together."

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The Seminoles are counting
on Rolle not only to secure the
scholarship, but also to help
them win the game as they only
need two victories to clinch the
Atlantic Coast Conference.
They are 7-3, 4-3 and Mary-
land are also 7-3, 4-2 and would
also need to keep winning in
order to pull off the conference
title. ."M
Rolle, who hopes to eventu-
ally enter the National Football
League (NFL) draft, arrived at
Florida State in January, 2006, a
full semester ahead of his grad-
uating class after he completed
his high school tenure at Hun )i .


goal would

have been

accomplish hd "
MYRO WROLLE


School in New Jersey..
While his parents Beverly and
Whitney Rolle, a former player
and coach in the Common-
Swealth American Football
League with the Pros, are
Bahanuans, Rolle was actually
born in Houston, Texas where
h his mother stayed with the
Darlings Devard and the
late Devaughn.
But Rolle said the
Bahamas is his home and
as he's been returning just
about every summer, he's
hoping to eventually
come back some day to
make his contribution
.. to the medical field.
Having graduated
from Florida State with
his bachelor's degree in
exercise science in
August, Rolle is pursur-
ing his master's in public
administration.
He's started in 36 games at
safety for the Seminoles and
Bo"l den said they have high
hopes for the junior, whether or
not he get the Rhodes scholar-
ship or he turns pro early.


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AFTER taking a break
for a technical meeting to
update the coaches and
players of the new FIBA
rule changes, the New Provi-
dence Basketball Associa-
tion resumed play in its reg-
ular season on Wednesday
night at the CI Gibson Gym-
nasium.
The double header saw
the Johnson Truckers
Jumpers make a successful
debut in the league as they
knocked off the Sunshine
Auto Ruff Ryders 96-90.
The Jumpers were true to
their name as they jumped
out to a 15-point lead in the
first quarter, only to watch
as the Ruff Ryders rallied to
snatch a 37-36 halftime lead.
The Jumpers once again
took the lead, this time post-
ing a 15-point margin at the
end of the third. The Ruff
Ryders once again made a
dent into the lead, but this
time, the Jumpers held on
for the win.
The Jumpers got a side
high 27 points from J Wal-
lace in the win, while the
Ruff Ryders got a game high
29 from Kevin Smith in the
loss.-
In the feature contest, the
Coca-Cola Explorers
exploded for a 86-76 win
over the Cable Bahamas
Entertainers in the battle of
the two winless teams.
Coming off their 0-3
record, the Explorers would
not be denied as the brother
tandem of Lorenzo and
DannonrfCater made their
return.
The Explorers surged to a
slim one-point lead at the
end of the first quarter, but
the Entertainers managed to
turn it on again in the sec-
ond to hold a 31-30 margin
at the half.
In the second half, it was a
close see-saw battle that saw
the Explorers prevail at the
end as the Entertainers com-
mitted a few critical fouls.
Lamar Watson was the
top scorer for the Explorers
with 23 points. Gervase Cul-
mer scored 21 for the Enter-
tainers.
The league will play
another double header
tonight at CI Gibson. In the
opener at 7 p.m., Sunshine
Auto will take on Cable
Bahamas. The 8 p.m. feature
contest will see the Y-Care
Wreckers take on Coca-
Cola.
Another double header
will be played on Saturday.
At 7 p.m., Johnson's Truck-
ing will play Coca-Cola and
at 8 p.m., Cable Bahamas
will face the Electro Tele-
com Cybots.


Westminister win at home


THE Westminister Diplomats
won their junior boys' home open-
er yesterday as they pulled off a 48-
33 decision over the Aquinas Aces.
The Diplomats, the Bahamas
Association of Independent Sec-
ondary Schools' runners-up last
year, got a game high 20 points and
20 rebounds from Stefon Miller,
18 points with 10 assists from
Travis Rolle and 10 assists from
JD Rolle.
For the Aces, coached by Mau-
rice Fox, Daniel Bullard had 10
points.
Rolle, the co-captain for the
Diplomats, said: "It was a good
game, but I know we could play a
whole lot better than we did. I
think we got this one because we
worked together and we were
working the ball up and down."
Coach Geno Bullard said they
just simply wanted to take care of
their home court advantage.
"It was a good game for them
to execute any indications of what
is to come on our quest to the
finals and hopefully the champi-
onship," Bullard stated.
"It was good for us to play so
well today so that we could be


challenged and work out some of
our adjustments before heading
back to the championships."
On the whole, Bullard said he


had a fairly good team and the
players were ready to go after the
championship that eluded them
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Make or break.


Dolphins face Pats in

WEEK 11: 12-3-1 .750
SEASON: 100-58-1 .629



NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
@ MIAMI DOLPHINS
This is where it all started. I was
content to live through what was
expected to be a long, arduous, "hard
to watch" climb back to respectability
at the very least. I was in seclusion'
from front-line fan-life preparing to.
mire in mediocrity and the death sen-
tence to any fan, "Rebuilding Phase."
Season started as expected with two
opening losses...then week three hap-
pened. A gimmick offence netted five
touchdowns against a Brady-less Patri-
ots team and suddenly we weren't
rebuilding anymore. Fast forward two
months later and the Dolphins rode
that gimmick offence, a historically
efficient quarterback, a career year
by Joey Porter and lowered expecta-
tions to a 6-4 record, one game out
of first place in the AFC East.
In week 12 the Dolphins face anoth-
er make or break moment in the sea-
son. A moment nobody saw coming.
Not Bill Parcells, not Wayne Huizen-
ga, not Ronnie Brown, not even my
dad, whose annual preseason predic-
tion, without fail, irrespective of -the
circumstances, is that the Dolphins
are going to the Super Bowl. They
could field 10 infants and a retarded
pigeon at quarterback and he'd still
say the Dolphins are going to the
Super Bowl. Well now I got suckered
into believing again. Not nearly on
my dad's level but I'm pretty close. I
got suckered caring way too much at
least three years before I was sup-
posed to. I don't know if I was ready
for this yet. I spent much of primary
and high school as an emotional wreck
living and dying with every Dolphins
loss. If they beat the Pats this week-
end...that constant fluctuation of emo-
tions will be back.'
Things could be worse. I could be a
Lions fan (on second thought, last
year every Dolphins fan was this
year's Lions fan). This is too nerve-
wrecking for actual analysis, but let's
ramble. The Dolphins don't have a


team-defining game this weekend


clear identity like most elite teams
but the way the 2008 season is pro-
gressing, that's not necessarily a bad
thing. Some years are the year of the
quarterback, others are the year of
the running back or receivers. This is
the year of "teams that should be
average at best but find a way to win
under the circumstances." It doesn't
have much of a ring to it but it's true.
The Titans are perfect at 10 and if
you thought their identity was defence
and ball control, then explain Kerry
Collins' and Justin Gage looking like
Montana and Rice last weekend in
Jacksonville. The most frustrating
thing about the Dolphins may wind
up being the saving grace of the sea-
son. They don't dominate but they
play up to and down to the level of
competition. If the game calls for ball
control and a dominant running game,
they can be that. Big plays in the pass-
ing game, they can be that. Low scor-
ing defensive struggle where the D
needs to force a turnover, they can
be that. The Pats have holes and even
in the good years the Dolphins find a
way to exploit them. I'm not even ask-
ing for a huge shock like week three.
If they can find a way, however it
comes it'll be enough to have a normal
workday on Monday.
For our sakes...let's hope past is pro-
logue.
(Not to detract from my attempt at
meaningful insight, but there is just no
earthly way Mat Cassell can throw forp
400 yards and execute two touchdowns
again. It just won't happen. If it does I'm
quitting football and making equestrian
my favourite sport. The equestrian com-
munity here loves me by the way. Like
Michael Corleone loved Fredo).
DOLPHINS 24
'PATS- 20
TAMPA BAY BUCS
@ DETROIT LIONS
Daunte Culpepper gives the Lions
their best chance to win and they are
going to start him for the remainder
of the season. That being said, I
applaud the Lions' quest to finish 0-
16.
BUCS -16
LIONS 6


NEW YORK JETS @
TENNESSEE TITANS
This is the second most important
game on the schedule for me for sev-
eral reasons. Firstly, I hate the Jets
more than Bahamians hate political
bi- partisanship. Secondly, I really want
to see how far the Titans are going to
take this thing, they're doing for medi-
ocrity what Barack Obama did for
change. Thirdly, If the Jets lose and
the Dolphins win...then Miami, a year
removed from 1-15, will share the divi-
.sion lead with five weeks left in the
season. Mediocrity we can believe.in!!
TITANS 23
JETS 21
BUFFALO BILLS @
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Trent Edwards vs. Tyler Thigpen
seems like a celebrity beef between
two teenage heartthrobs on Nick-
elodeon. I'm not gay for making that
reference or using the word heart-
throbs. It's totally legitimate.
BILLS 20
CHIEFS 13
CHICAGO BEARS @
ST. LOUIS RAMS
Kyle Orton will probably be back
this week allowing the Bears to really
open up the passing game. In other
news Sasha Vujicic leads the league in
assists, the Lions made a smart draft
pick and Kentucky will play in. the
Orange obwl...wait, the last one is real.
BEARS 34
RAMS -17
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
@ JACKSONVILLE JAGS
We will finally get a rebuttal to
the two heads are better than one the-
ory when Adrian Peterson outplays
Maurice Jones Drew and Fred Taylor
combined.
JAGS 20
VIKINGS -17
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
@ BALTIMORE RAVENS
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TEXANS -16
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
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Mr Simpson had a pretty average
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lize Roy E. and T.O but that should
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back from injury. With the Eagles, and
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as runners-up in the NFC East....Here's
a sobering thought though, this team
has top flight talent at every skill posi-
tion but the guy taking the snaps is the
biggest celebrity and biggest liability.
COWBOYS 34
NINERS 23
OAKLAND RAIDERS
@ DENVER BRONCOS
Can Darren McFadden PLEASE
get at least 25 touches. What do the
Raiders have to lose? Running back
is the one position where you can come
into the league and have an immediate
impact but D-Mac has basically been
on the shelf either due to injury or
falling down the depth chart. This is
like eating soup with a fork even
though you have a spoon in your.back
pocket. Hey Al Davis, you might want
to use that spoon.
BRONCOS 30
RAIDERS 10
WASHINGTON REDSKINS
@ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Barack Obama lived up to his end
of the bargain...Jason Campbell is run-
ning out of time to be the hope and
change for black quarterbacks every-
where.
REDSKINS -17
SEAHAWAKS -
NEW YORK GIANTS @ ..
ARIZONA CARDINALS


The Giants look virtually unstop-
pable. In fact I'll just get rid of the vir-
tually and go ahead and call them
unstoppable. I'm beginning to wonder
whether they lost to the Browns on
purpose just so they didn't have to go
through two months of "I'll tell ya
what, there may not be a team out
there than can beat these guys but can
they stay focused. When does the per-
fect record become a distraction blah
blah blah" stories.
GIANTS 38
CARDS 31
CAROLINA PANTHERS
@ ATLANTA FALCONS
Steve Smith has to have a breakout
week on Sunday. For years he and Del-
homme laboured without a running
game. Now Deangelo Williams and
Jonathan Stewart are pretty much car-
rying the load every week. Besides all
that stuff, I need a win this week if I
have a shot at making the playoffs in
my fantasy league and Smith hasn't
gotten me double digit scores in a
month.
PANTHERS 28
FALCONS 20
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS @
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
The Colts are back and I'm playing
about four of them in fantasy football
this week. If there ever was a week for
the Chargers D to step up....
COLTS-23
CHARGERS -10
GREEN BAY PACKERS @
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Reggie Bush is back this
week...FINALLY!! This is great for
the league. One of its most well known
and exciting players is back and it's
something all football fans should be
happy about. We all love Reggie Bush.
Wait...I'm playing against him this
week? Listen there is no need for the
Saints to rush him back like this.
What's best for Reggie and for the
organisation is for him to sit out until
he's 100%, or for at least another week.
I hate you Reggie Bush, sitout.
SAINTS 19
PACKERS 14
CINCINNATI BENGALS
@ PITTSBURGH STEELERS
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* GOLF
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ANNIKA SOREN-
STAM'S farewell to the
LPGA Tour could come two
days earlier than she hoped.
Sorenstam shot a 2-over
par 74 in Thursday's open-
ing round of the ADT
Championship, good for a
tie for 23rd in the 32-woman
event, her final tournament
before "stepping away" from
competitive golf. The field
gets trimmed to 16 after Fri-
day's play, meaning Soren-
stam has some work remain-
ing just to reach the week-
end.
Otherwise, a Hall of name
career will come to an uncer-
emonious end.


"I was a little nervous. I
feel like I'm playing good.
I'm excited about the week,"
Sorenstam said. "But I'm
telling you, nothing went my
way today."
She was 4 over after 10
holes, but rallied with back-
to-back birdies on the par-4
14th and par-5 15th and fin-
ished six shots behind
Katherine Hull (68).
Sorenstam is a four-time
ADT winner and is a giant
fan of the Trump Interna-
tional course, but in this
double-cut, erase-the-scores
format, she's never even
reached the weekend.
The scores are erased after
Friday's play, then get wiped
clear again after Saturday's
round, after which only the
top eight will be invited back


Sunday to play for the $1
million winner's prize.
Hull, one of the hottest
players on tour over the last
three months, finished one
shot better than Ji-Yai Shin
and In-Kyung Kim. Three
others Ji Young Oh, Eun-
Hee Ji and Na Yeon Choi -
were two strokes off Hull's
pace.
Oddly, little attention was
paid to the top of the leader-
board.
Most of the star power was
off the first page.
World No. 1 Lorena
Ochoa, the defending cham-
pion, was 6 over in one
rough eight-hole stretch and
finished tied for 26th after a
75. Cristie Kerr, last year's
U.S. Women's Open cham-
pion and a member at


Trump International, was
tied for 29th last after
shooting 78. Inbee Park, the
reigning U.S. Open winner,
withdrew after starting a
whopping 13 over through
14 holes.
"A few birdies will help,"
Ochoa said. "I can do that."
Hull said she won't play
any differently Friday even
though it would take a colos-
sal collapse for her to miss
qualifying for Saturday. But
since this format came into
play in 2006, the first-round
leader hasn't gone on to win
the $1 million.
"I won't play any more
aggressive or any less con-
servative," Hull said. "I just
try to hit as many greens as
possible and make as many
birdies as possible."


Rich Graulich/AP Photo
SWEDEN'S Annika Sorenstam watches her drive on the second hole
during the Pro-Am for the ADT Championship in West Palm Beach,
Fla., Wednesday Nov. 19, 2008.


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BROWNS' QUINN TO
PLAY WITH BROKEN
FINGER

* BEREA, Ohio
BRADY QUINN got his
first NFL win as a starter
almost single-handedly.
Quinn broke his right index
finger during the first half of
Monday night's game against
the Buffalo Bills, but Cleve-
land's new starting quarterback
stayed in and led the Browns to
a 29-27 victory.
Despite the injury, Quinn
will try to play Sunday when
the Browns host the Houston
Texans.
"At this point, it's just a little
sore," he said before practice
on Thursday. "Just doing the
best we can'to take all the pre-
cautions to make sure it's all
right."
Quinn didn't seem to be
bothered by the finger while
throwing during-the 30-minute
segment of practice open tothe
media. He didn't favor the fin-
ger while taking snaps and fired
a few tight spirals while work-
ing out in the team's indoor
practice facility. Later, the
team's injury report said Quinn
participated in the full practice.
The Browns initially thought
Quinn only bruised his hand
after banging it on the helmet
of a Bills player. But after he
complained 'of soreness follow-
ing Wednesday's practice, X-
rays were taken and revealed a
fracture on the tip of his finger.
Quinn was cleared to play by
a specialist at the Cleveland
Clinic.
"The hand specialist says
because it's a fracture, soreness
initially will be the thing that he
has to deal with the most,"
coach Romeo Crennel said.
"Then probably after this
week, the soreness will die
down. We plan to monitor him
on a regular basis, just to make
sure that it's not getting worse
or anything like that. But he's
going to play, he's going to
practice, he's going to try to
help the team win."
Quinn's injury was a surprise
to his teammates.
"I didn't even know he was
hurt," center Hank Fraley said.
"I don't think anybody in this
locker room has a clue. I'm
going to snap a little lighter, I
guess."
Fraley said Quinn showed no
signs of being slowed by the
injury during practice on
Wednesday.
"He looked fine," he said. "'If
you didn't say a word to me or:
anybody in this locker room, I
don't think anybody else would
have even known."
Making his second career
start and first on the road,
Quinn finished 14-of-36 for 185
yards against the Bills. He did-
n't throw a touchdown pass or
an interception. Late in the
fourth quarter, the former
Notre Dame star completed
passes of 12 and 16 yards to set
up Phil Dawson's winning 56-
yard field goal with 1:39 left.
Quinn banged his hand on a
helmet in the first quarter and
then again in the second. He
was surprised to learn that it
was broken and said he has
never had a similar injury.
Cleveland's most popular
player, Quinn was promoted
two weeks ago when Crennel
benched Detek Anderson fol-
lowing a loss to Baltimore.
Crennel said he didn't consider
making the switch back to '
Anderson, a Pro Bowler last
season, after Quinn got medical
clearance.


BULLUCK PRACTICES FOR FIRST
TIME SINCE HURTING RIB

* NASHVILLE, Tenn. p"
THE TENNESSEE TITANS appear to
be healing up.
Linebacker Keith Bulluck practiced
Thursday for the first time since hurting a ..
rib on Nov. 2, and defensive end Kyle Van-
den Bosch also practiced as he tries to
return after missing three of the past four
games.
Bulluck cracked some cartilage holding a rib near his chest in
the Titans' 19-16 overtime win Nov. 2 over Green Bay. He sat
out practices but still played in wins at Chicago and at Jack-
sonville.
Coach Jeff Fisher said they have not decided what to do with
backup cornerback Eric King. He had surgery Tuesday on a bro-
ken left forearm that will keep him out the rest of the regular
season.


VIKINGS GIVE PETERSON DAY
OFF TO REST BEAT-UP BODY

* EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.
THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS are giving "
Adrian Peterson's body a break.
Peterson was held out of Thursday's prac-'
tice. He did some running in the pool
instead. Coach Brad Childress says he decid-
ed the NFL's leading rusher needed a day to 0 -
rest after taking plenty of hard hits in last
week's game against Tampa Bay.
Peterson has 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns. His 225 car-
ries are second in the league, two behind Atlanta's Michael
Turner.
Defensive end Jared Allen, who's rehabilitating a sprained
shoulder, also did not practice.


COWBOYS WILL PUT
FELIX JONES ON IR

U IRVING, Texas
COWBOYS rookie running back Felix
Jones is done for the season.
J The team said Thursday that Jones, one of
Dallas' two first-round draft picks, will be
placed on injured reserve because of a big
left toe injury sustained while doing rehabili-
tation after hurting his left hamstring Oct.
12.
Jones returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, but
the team now says that was to 'evaluate his ability to play with
the toe injury. It is the first time the team confirmed Jones had a
setback during rehab for the hamstring, which has healed.
Based on that practice and an evaluation by a foot and ankle
specialist who reviewed an MRI of Jones' foot, the Cowboys
decided Jones couldn't play again this season.
Jones rushed for 266 yards and three touchdowns in his six
games. He also returned 16 kickoffs for a 27.1-yard average,
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DAVIE, Fla..
Associated Press
RECEIVER Greg Camar-
illo's breakout year with the
Miami Dolphins has earned
him a new contract.
Camarillo's $6 million,
three-year extension keeps
him under contract through
2011. He leads the Dolphins
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Camarillo said he reported
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ing to make the team, but he
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USOC takes USA
Boxing off probation
BOXING
COLORADO SPRINGS,
Colo.
Associated Press
USA BOXING has fought
its way out of the dog house
With the U.S. Olympic Com-
Inittee.
The USOC said Thursday
that it has ended the proba-
tion it placed on USA Box-
ing, citing progress made in
reforming the organization
that develops boxers to com-
pete in the Olympics.
USA Boxing was placed on
probation in 2002 and under-
went a restructuring in 2006
to bring it more in line with
the national governing bodies
for other Olympic sports. The
original probation was
imposed because of a variety
of problems in managing the


WANG Ter-chang of Taiwan hits a shot on the 16th bunker during the first day of the Hong Kong Open golf tournament in RICHARD STERNE of South Africa watches his
Hong Kong Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. shot on the 18th hole during the first day of
the Hong Kong Open.


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JOHN DALY of U.S. hits a shot on the 15th hole during the first day
of the Hong Kong Open.


M GOLF
HONG KONG
Associated Press
JOHN DALY put himself
within four strokes of joint lead-
ers Liang Wenchong of China
and South African Richard
Sterne, who both shot a 6-under
64 in the first round of the $2.5
million Hong Kong Open on
Thursday.
Liang and Sterne were a
stroke ahead of Taiwan's Lin
Wentang who recovered
from a double bogey on the
opening hole and 48-year-
old Frarikie Minoza of the
Philippines.
Daly was 4-under after 15
holes, but bogeys on the last
two holes cost him a share of
fifth place in the jointly sanc-
tioned European Tour and
Asian Tour event.
"I'm not too disappointed,
being a little rusty. I haven't
played in a month. Two under
par on the first round here is
pretty good. I'll take it," the 42-
year-old American told
reporters.
Daly, a former British Open
and PGA Championship win-
ner now ranked No. 788 in the
world, said he feels he is striking
the ball well but is struggling
for rhythm because he hasn't


been able to qualify for consec-
utive tournaments.
He has not had a PGA Tour
card since 2006, when his two-
year exemption expired from
his last victory at the Buick Invi-
tational in 2004. He made only
five cuts in 17 starts on the PGA


"I need to play
three or four
weeks in a row
to get anything
out of my game.
I haven't been
able to really do
that in two
years."

John Daly

Tour this year and earned just
over $56,000.
"I need to play three or four
weeks in a row to get anything
out of my game. I haven't been
able to really do that in two
years. The exemptions didn't
come in a row," Daly said.
"My drought hasn't been


quite as bad as Australia and
the water situation, but it's been
close. You just keep fighting
and keep working on it."
Daly has also had a tumul-
tuous year off the course, going
through a divorce and spend-
ing a night in jail last month
after being found "extremely
intoxicated and uncooperative,"
police said, outside a Hooters-
restaurant in North Carolina.
Liang, the 2007 Asian Tour
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the final hole preventing him
from taking the lead.
He said he played patiently
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6,702-yard Hong Kong Golf
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lems. When you're not playing
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because the fairways are quite
narrow," Liang said.
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pean Tour's Joburg Open earli-
er this year, made an impres-
sive debut in Hong Kong
despite not even playing a prac-
tice round.
"I've done it a few times
before so I'm not really too
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Bahamian tour and excursion providers
yesterday told Tribune Business they had
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business recently, especially from the
hotels, but said no firm in the sector was
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going."
When asked about current business
levels, Mr Lunn replied: "We've certain-
ly seen a drop-off for sure. There's really


* Cruise passenger numbers 'on par' with last year
for BASE members, with no company talking lay-offs'


"We're hopeful the
hotel industry will turn
itself around, and
because we're so close
to the US, some of those
cruise ships going
further south might
look at us as a viable
stop."

Fred Lunn
been a drop-off, particularly in people
from the hotels. We've seen about a 30
per cent drop in people going to Black-
beard's Cay."
The offshore island getaway currently
employs 19 persons, and Mr Lunn said a
recent survey carried out by the Bahamas


Association of Shore Excursion Providers
(BASE) had revealed that some 253 per-
sons were employed among its 11 mem-
bers.
He added that it was likely that the
tour operator and excursion provider
industry employed more, given that oth-
er tours were conducted through the likes
of Atlantis, and pointed out that a few
years ago the sector employed around
500 persons. '
The decline in employment numbers
had been caused by businesses such as
Jacharic Holdings, the company that
operated attractions and getaways such as
Blue Lagoon Island, ceasing to operate.
Still, Mr Lunn said Blackbeard's Cay
was on course to handle "close to 80,000"
customers again, compared to last year's
84,000 visitors. However, that number
had declined by around 20 per cent com-
pared to 2006, when Blackbeard's Cay
processed "over 100,000" guests.
SEE page 6B


Bank's loss


quadruples



to $15.14m

* Development Bank's $12m loss rise
due to $llm increase in bad loan
allowances
* Chairman says return to profit key,
as bank needs capital injection and
will not survive on unending
government subsidies
* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
The Bahamas Development Bank's (BDB) 2007 loss quadru-
pled year-over-year, its latest financial statements showing it lost
$15.406 million largely due to a more-than $11 million increase
in bad loan provisions.
The BDB's financial statements and annual report, tabled in
the House of Assembly yesterday, showed losses were almost
$12 million more than the $3.331 million recorded for the 12
months to December 31, 2006.
SEE page 8B


'Hard work' needed

to maintain tourism

competitiveness


'Unprecedented' Bahamian

involvement in airport work +


* Percentage of Bahamians
'much greater' than for any
other resort or infrastructure
project
* Bahamas urged to 'export
engineering services'
* Call for Bahamians to win
greater dollar value share of
contracts


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


An Airport Authority Board member yesterday
described as "unprecedented" the level of involve-
ment Bahamian engineers will have in the $410 mil-
lion Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)
redevelopment, saying "the percentage of Bahami-
ans involved is much greater" than for any previous
Bahamas-based resort or infrastructure project.
Cyprian Gibson, who is also a senior Water &
Sewerage Corporation engineer, told a Bahamas
Society of Engineers (BSE) luncheon: "For every
major discipline, there's a local company playing a
key role at the airport.
SEE page 12B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The tourism and foreign direct investment downturn has exposed the
need for the Bahamas to diversify its visitor base, a KPMG executive
told Tribune Business yesterday, and ensure travellers chose this
nation based. on "what we have to offer", not proximity.
Charlene Lewis, an associate director with KPMG Corporate
Finance's Bahamian advisory practice, who updated its May 2008 sur-
vey of the regional banking sector's tourism project outlook at a Bar-
bados conference this week, said that while the long-term outlook
for Bahamian tourism was good because of strong fundamentals, its
reliance on the US market was likely to prove an achilles heel in the
short-term.
She said in reply to Tribune Business's e-mailed questions: "The fact
is that The Bahamas is blessed with some of the most beautiful beach
front property in the world. Provided we are very careful about the sus-
tainability of our development, the long-term is expected to be good for
us as tourism continues to grow worldwide.
SEE page 4B


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Tribune Business Editor
Benchmark (Bahamas) yes-
terday unveiled a $424,124
profit for the 2008 third quar-
ter, a result driven by a
$645,923 unrealised gain in the
value of its investment hold-
ings, as its president told Tri-
bune Business: "We're still
holding the fort."
However, the 2008 third
quarter mini-rally was not
enough to reverse a year-to-
date loss for Benchmark
(Bahamas).
Although the increase in the
paper value of Benchmark's
existing investment holdings
overrode a $70,062 loss in the


value of securities the BISX-
listed company liquidated
(sold) during the three months
to September 30, 2008, it only
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increase its capacity by 50 per
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increase employee numbers
by 33 per cent from 900 to
1,200 within two years.
Addressing the Bahamas
International Maritime Con-
ference and Trade Show,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said the vision fdr
Freeport as a global container
transhipment hub had only
been realized when Hutchison
Whampoa invested so heavily
in Grand Bahama in 1995.
Now operated by a joint
venture between Hutchison
Port Holdings (Bahamas) and
Mediterranean Shipping Com-
pany (MSC), Mr Ingraham
said the Freeport Container
Port was the world's 72nd
busiest container terminal, and
the fourth busiest hub for
MSC.
He added: "The Phase V
expansion of the Port, present-
ly underway, will result in the
facility's expansion to include
16 quay cranes, two mobile
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"We believe that
the maritime
industry
continues to
present great
potential for
development
locally and
internationally."


Hubert Ingraham

harbour cranes, 94 straddle
carriers and more than one
mile of wharf, which repre-
sents a 50 per cent increase in
.capacity at the port.
"Employment stood at
nearly 900 last year, and is
projected to increase to as
many as 1,200 employees by
the conclusion of the Phase V
expansion towards the end of
2010."
Freeport's development as a
shipping industry hub was aid-
ed by the addition of the
Grand Bahama Shipyard in
1999 as a major ship repair
facility.
With two floating dry docks
and two wet berths, Mr Ingra-
ham said the Shipyard was
"capable of repairing some of
the largest and most advanced
vessels in the world".
Meanwhile, Mr Ingraham
said that earlier this year the
Bahamas Ship Registry sur-
passed the 50 million gross
tonnage mark, but its main


focus remained on quality,
regulation and proper super-
vision, as opposed to merely
being the world's largest ship-
ping agency.
In a bid to move the
Bahamas beyond merely
being perceived as a shipping
registry, and to increase the
economic benefits derived
from it, Mr Ingraham said
some 17 Bahamians were cur-
rently enrolled at the State
University of New York
(SUNY) Maritime College.
Here, they will complete
studies leading to a Bachelor
of Science degree in Marine*
Transport with a Junior Offi-
cer license, the equivalent to a
third mate officer, with three
of the cohort scheduled to
graduate as marine engineers.
* Mr Ingraham added: "Mar-
itime affairs are important to
us all. It is estimated that close
to 90 per cent of all goods con-
sumed around the globe, at
some stage or other, is trans-
ported by sea. In that sense,
one might argue that the ship-
ping industry was the world's
first truly globalised business.
"We believe that the mar-
itime 'industry continues to
present great potential for
development locally and inter-
nationally.
"By preparing ourselves*
with the appropriate legisla-
tive and administrative frame-
work necessary to properly
and adequately monitor and
regulate the sector, and by
providing state-of-the-art port
and maritime support facili-
ties, we are well poised to ben-
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Wilson: Companies



anticipating impact



from downturn


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
Arawak Homes is expecting some negative
impact as a result of the economic downturn,
with a likely increase in foreclosures impacting
sales if there is a protracted contraction.
Speaking with Tribune Business on Wednes-
day, Franklyn Wilson, chairman of the Sun-
shine Group of Companies, said that like most
businesses, Arawak Homes will likely see a
decline in business, particularly since many of
the persons losing jobs and wishing to build
may choose not to or will be unable to qualify
for loans since tley are now unemployed.
He said the level of foreclosures may rise,
making it difficult to sell homes.
Mr Wilson also discussed how the Cotton
Bay project on Eleuthera, of which he is one of
the developers, had been affected as well.
He said the project remains in a holding pat-
tern until the economic situation improves,
and Cotton Bay has had to halt efforts to sell
and market the real estate components of the
multi-million dollar mixed-use property.
Still, despite the challenges, Mr Wilson
remained confident that the companies will be
able to weather the storm however long it may
last.
But what did worry him was the level of
despair Bahamians are experiencing in what he


predicts are the early days of a crisis.
"Analysts are predicting that this thing will
last until 2010, so what will happen next year
after they have been given help?" he asked.


Congress rushes to


extend jobless benefits


* By JIM ABRAMS
WASHINGTON


Jarred by new jobless alarms,
Congress raced to approve legis-
lation Thursday to keep unem-
ployment checks flowing through
the December holidays and into
the new year for a million or
more laid-off Americans whose-
b felits are running out. acordJ-
ig.-to the-Associated Presi. "
The economic picture %as oni)
getting worse, if Wall Street was
any indication. The Dow Jones
industrials dropped more than
400 points for a second straight
day, reaching the lowest level in
more than five years, and the
Standard & Poor's 500 index fell
below lows established six years
ago. The Senate's vote followed
Thursday's government report
that laid-off workers' new claims
for jobless aid had reached a 16-
year high and the number of
Americans searching for work
had surged past 10 million.
The White House, which had
opposed broader legislation con-
taining the benefits extension,
urged passage of the new version
and said President George W.
Bush would quickly sign it.
As Congress prepared to leave
town perhaps.for the year -
there was no such resolution on
helping the auto industry, a dis-
aster in the making that could
lead to hundreds of thousands if
not:millions of additional lost


jobs. Democratic leaders said they
could return to Washington in
mid-December to vote on rescue
loans if the carmakers first pre-
sent a plan on transforming and
modernizing their operations.
Discouraged by the stalemate
over auto aid, investors sent the
Dow Jones industrials down to
another big loss, 445 points.
A, for the jobless, b'Nnetits.'
abput. 1..' .mdihifa. pLopl wd fd.-
exh'aust their unermplk'hmnt
insurance by the end of the year
without the extension, sponsors
said. The measure is estimated'to
cost about $5.7 billion, although
economists put the positive
impact at $1.64 for every dollar
spent on jobless benefits because
the money helps sustain other
jobs and restores consumer con-
fidence.
"Putting money in the hands
of unemployed families means
they will be able to pay their rent.
and utility bills, buy groceries and
clothe their children," Sen. Dick-
Durbin, D-Ill., said after the voice
vote in the Senate. "It is money
that will create economic growth
in America."
The House had approved the
bill in October.
More than 1.2 million jobs have
been lost so far this year, and the,
civilian jobless rate is at a 14-year
high of 6.5 percent. .
Thursday's Labor Department
report said claims for unemploy-
ment benefits jumped last week


GONE BO.


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to 542,000 the highest level since
July 1992 and fresh evidence of a
rapidly weakening job market
that is expected to get even worse
next year.
The legislation as approved
would provide seven additional
weeks of payments to people who
have exhausted their benefits or
will exhaust them soon. Those in
states'where the unemployment
rate.is abob.e 6 percent would be
entitled to an additional 13 weeks
above the 26 weeks of regular
benefits. Benefit checks average
about $300 a week nationwide.
The benefits provided would
be in addition to 13 weeks of fed-
erally funded extended benefits
approved by Congress last June.
The vote could wrap up this
session of Congress with the
possibility of the December
return. The Democratic leaders'
main condition for that special
session was that the Big Three
automakers first present a plan
showing how federal aid would
help them modernize.
"Until we can see a plan where
the auto industry is held account-
able," said House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, "we cannot show them the
money." "We are prepared to
come back into session the week
of Dec. 8 to help the auto indus-
try," Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid said. "But only if they
present a responsible plan that
gives us a realistic chance to get
the needed votes."


TING


Brian R U 1 CilviC

JuIy ioS N0o.cm[er 19, 0ooS
The Family of Brian "Bugs' Ogil. ie '. ih t thalln the v. ondeifull caregiver., "ho over
the last years. ha'e provided him iiih olipl.mj\. Coimpii,,.nlhip and the professional
care he required.

Lois Lee. affectionately called Saint Li.. '.,., with Brian throughout the years he
required care. Her companion ajid cirin,. knowledge and love of her pI -ition, provided
the Family with contentmeli kn-ii'.. iig -he was being taken care of. lThank you Lois.

Jerone Simnis, and Amo% Henry were also with Brian and assisted the Family in all areas
of Brian's care and we thank them for their dedication.

For a very special person. lId: M.cDonald Poitier, thank you isn't enough Ida is our
Familh...How Fortunate %e h-i,, c been. and we are grateful for her her -upport and love.

A private Famili memorial scr cen is planned for a later d.lre

Those %\ho wish to remember Bmnn BI-u-' :.i his ~,o id Ii ends called him, may do so
b) making a donation to BASRA 1u tileii la\oriteL charity !n hlii nienior)


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE current economic
challenges the Bahamas is fac-
ing drives home just how vital
a thriving private sector is in
providing stable employment,
a leading businessman has
said.
Franklyn Wilson, chairman
of the Sunshine Group of
Companies, told young entre-
preneurs attending a special
forum for Global Entrepre-
neurship Week that they
needed to believe they could
be successful in the creation
and long-term operation of
their businesses.
Mr Wilson said there were
four essential components to
building up the private sector,


namely land physical or vir-
tual, labour, capital and entre-
preneurship.
Mr Wilson explained that
entrepreneurship, particularly
in smaller businesses, fuel the
economy.
He pointed out that land
can be either physical or vir-
tual, pointing out that the
Internet was a great equaliser
as it allows a company to pre-
sent itself to a wider audience
without having to factor in the
size of the company.
Mr Wilson also said that,
unfortunately, the Bahamas
does have some issues with
labour saying that often
Bahamians were their own
worst enemies.
He said Arawak Homes
simply could not build the
number or quality of homes
it- did without the injection of


qualified foreign labour,
because there were insuffi-
cient numbers of Bahamians
to meet its needs.
Mr Wilson added that
despite cries of there not being
enough capital for projects,
persons wishing to obtain cap-
ital must bring something to
the table.
"You can't come to me and
say: 'Mr Wilson, can you lend
me $100' and tell me that you
don't have anything to bring
to the table and expect me to
give you the whole thing, but
if you come to me and say 'Mr
Wilson, I need $100 and I
have $25,' then I can loan you
$25 and now we have $50 and
maybe we can find a bank to
lend us the rest," he said.
V*


SPECIAL CUSTOMER ANNOUNCEMENT

Last week, as Cable Bahamas was progressing with a major service upgrade to our core IP network, we
encountered unforeseen problems that severely impacted our CoralWave service to both residential and
commercial customers. This disruption was deeply regrettable and unacceptable especially as
customer service has always been a paramount priority for our Company. We understand that for both
residential consumers and businesses alike, the ability to communicate and transfer vital information is
critical and that prolonged disruptions cause real problems for customers.

Network upgrades are essential to increase our quality of service and prepare our network for future
enhanced service, however the prolonged outage and the manner in which both the upgrade and the
resulting problems were communicated to our customers was unacceptable.

We sincerely apologise.


Therefore, to ensure that we communicate more effectively with our customers, with immediate effect,
we are enhancing our communications procedures as follows:

Firstly, when we schedule maintenance or improvements to the network, Cable Bahamas will
inform customers regarding the nature and anticipated duration of the event in advance.
Customers will be notified via our website, all media outlets and by e-mail.

If there is a disruption to services (either planned or unplanned) we will ensure that all our
customer service representatives are provided regular updates including the latest information
on repair measures and an expected timeline to restoration.

Upon resumption of services and completion of works we will notify customers through a
message on our customer service line, a bulletin on our website and via email.

Lastly, as a proactive measure, we will be launching a regular e-bulletin to inform our
customers of upgrades and events at Cable Bahamas. Customers will be able to sign-up to
receive this e-bulletin via our Company website.

As a Bahamian company we take pride in providing our customers with world-class service, especially as
Intemet services become increasingly vital to our daily lives. We fell short of that goal last week and for
that, we again sincerely apologize. We remain committed to improving service and keeping our
customers fully informed of any future enhancements.

Please feel free to e-mail me should you have any questions or concerns.


Anthony Butler
President and COO Cable Bahamas Ltd
tony@cablebahamas.com


Labour shortages


hit Arawak Homes


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NOTICE is hereby given that GERMY CHARLES of EA
STREET, off WULFF ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality a
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citiz
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows a
reason why registration/ naturalization should not
granted, should send a written and signed statement
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21ST day
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationa
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, BahamE


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

FUNGI ENTERPRISES S.A.
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 13
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45
2000), FUNGI ENTERPRISES S.A. has been dissolved an
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissoli
tion issued by the Registrar Genieral according to the Certil
cate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 11t
day of November, 2008.

LUIS MARIA PINEYRUA PITTALUGA
Juncal 1305, Piso 21
Montevideo
Uruguay
Liquidator


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

VALLIVUE HOLDINGS LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 13
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 c
2000), VALLIVUE HOLDINGS LIMITED has been dis
solved and struck off the Register according to the Certificat
of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General,according t
the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar Gener
on the 6th day of November, 2008.

Justine Mary Wilkinson .
lst Floor, 17 Bond Street
"' St.'HeliJrey' -"
Channel Islands JE2 3NPI
Liquidator


Ofdbi r1


is r vivi- page i.u
and
!en "What this crisis again high-
any lights, however, is the need tc
be diversity our tourist base. Wealth
of gains in Latin America, its size.
of our proximity and the ability tc
lity bundle in financial services make
as. it an attractive target market, for
example." .
S On the positive side, Ms Lewis
' suggested that the current hotel
and tourism crisis, given, the mass
lay-6ffs at Atlantis; Harborside,
Baha Mar and the British Colo-
nial Hilton, would make6alJ
Bahamians aware of the indus-
try's economic importance and
strengthen service levels and not
just in the sector itself.
"Overall, the Bahamas needs
to take this situation very seri-
ously," Ms Lewis.said. "As hard
times really kick in, people will
-7 realise that the tourism industry is
something we need to compete
of extremely hard in to maintain
id maximum (relative) market
u-_ share.
"It is our.country's primary
i- economic engine and we all have
th to work hard to keep it running.
We need to retrench and work
extremely hard at our service lev-
els, not just in the hotels but coun-
try wide. As this recession deep-
ens,.we want.those relativelylfew-
er people that are travelling to
choose-the Bahamas, nor just for
its proximity, but for what we
have to .offer." .
KPMG's survey showed, not
surprisingly, that confidence in
resort development financing
among Caribbean banks had
dropped since 'its first survey in
May 2008. On a one-to-10 scale,
with. the former a.'bearish' cobfi-
dence level and the latter 'bullish';
Caribbean banker confidence was
now er'ingfirmly on the former's
side, having dropped from .,5.63
in May to 4.58 in November 2008.
Apart from the heavy US
tourist reliance, which has been
severely challenged by the col-
7 lapse in US consumer confidence
of as a result of the real estate and
s stock market crashes, plus gen-
eral global downturn, banker con-
te fidetnce in the Caribbean resort
to s. ector-has also been hit: by cut-
a backs in airline service; increased
travel costs; and lower visitor
spending.
.Still, Ms Lewis said of the
banks: "While the short term out-
look is one of caution, they have
categoically siated-to ,us-ihat
believe in the long term strength
and fundamentals of the indus-
try."
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view to being ready to seek
financing further down the road."
As for where this leaves the
Bahamas and anticipated foreign
direct investment inflows, Ms,
Lewis told Tribune Business the
short and medium-term outlooks
were not encouraging.
"We expect to see a slowdown
in short to mid -term tourism-
related foreign direct investment,
since there is less system capacity
to fund deals on the debt side,"
she said.
This slowdown is evidenced by
the number of projects currently
stalled. Further, many of those
developers who do have the
capacity are in wait and see mode
- they do not want to be sell real
estate with long-term value at the
bottom of the market."


"She added: "From a tourism
perspective, the region is natu-
rally vulnerable given it is so
reliant on this industry it is at the
top of the global list when it
comes to percentage of GDP
being derived from tourism.
"Many of the region's projects
are financed by external funds,
which makes them subject to the
requirements of decision.makers
outside the region.. Where pro-
jects in other jurisdictions are
financed by domestic funds, those.
investors.may have a better
understanding of the local market
as well as a more'personal interest
in avoiding project failure. Over-
'all, the current climate is chal-
lenging for the region."


resort projects in desperate need
of debt financing were probably
best looking towards Caribbean-
based. institutions for help, she
added, because they had not par-
i ticipated in sub-prime lending and
, were in better health than their
US and European counterparts..
Local knowledge also benefited
regional institutions.
"Institutions that have a limit-
s ed physical presence here or none
1 at all have basically stopped lend-
s ing into the Caribbean. They are
uncomfortable with the. risks in
their own markets, let alone the
I Caribbean," Ms Lewis said.
"We are very fortunate, in fact,
I to have as our major. regional
t banks those of Canadian heritage
and ownership. For some time
s those banks have been telling us
that the inflow of new capital
I from non-regional lenders would
1 largely disappear in a down mar-
ket, and this is exactly what has
: occurred.
1 .* "Then. you have, your region-
t al,.indigenous banks who have.
long-term relationships on the.
Ground and know their markets
inside; out. 'We know that the
larger regional banks are now
C actively looking at club deals, and
working together more than in
the past to fund deals."
The KPMG survey also indi-
* cated there would be a bank
'flight to quality' when it came to
resort development lending prac-
tices, with a. greater willingness
to finance projects with strong
t fundamentals, a clearly-defined
i. target market, strong capitalisa-
ton/equity levels and minimal"
debt/leverage levels.' A strong
:track record among construction,'
operating and developer partners
* would also help.
For any'projects still coming to
n market or seeking financing, the
& KPMG survey.said bankers
would likely request additional
* equity from the developers, and a
reduced reliance on real estate
x pre-sales as a funding mechanism.
Tighter lending terms and
covenants were also likely, and
MI s Lewis said: "Banks are still
lending but only to quality pro-.
jects where the economics are'in
t place. . .
"Also,. with so manly projects
I stalling, buyers are citing'concerns
r,. about execution risk on. the devel-
oper side. As a side note, it will be
increasingly important for juris-
- dictions to manage the associated
reputational risk."
I And as for advice to .deelop-
Sers,-she added: "If the project is
not vet underway, think long:and
hard about the Liming, product'
and target market. Ifit is under-
way, speak to tbe regional and
indigenous banks. There may be
: an opportunity for them to help
fill.the.funding.gap, perhaps on a
club deal.basis.
S"That said, there is.still a lot of.
pre-financing work 'that needs to
be done. If you have imidzterm
outlook, now would be the time
to get all the planning done with a


Legal Notice



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

LEIF CORPORATION
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 has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolu-
tion issued by the Registrar General according to the Certifi-
cate of Dissolution issued by te Registrar General on the 11 lth
day of November, 2008

Lutea Trustees Limited
9 Burrard Street
St. Heier, Jersey
:.JE4' UE
Liquidator


Legal Notice.'



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACIT
S(No.45 of 2000)

FARNDALE LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Ac~t(No.. 45o
of 2000), FARNDALE LINUTED. has been dsve and
struck off the Register according to the Ce&tificateoifiisoblu-'"
tion issued by the Registrar General according to the Certifi-
cate of Dissolution.issued by the Registrar General on the 4th
day of November, 2008. ,

Mr. Mohammed Jaidah
14 AI-muntazah Street
330 Doha
State of Qatar .
S. Liquidator


'Hard work' needed to maintain tourism competitiveness


I I I I I


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I I ILB I I U I N


Auto aid effort collapses


- December reprieve?


* By JULIE
HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
WASHINGTON
The $25 billion rescue plan for
the auto industry, desperately
sought by Detroit's beleaguered
Big Three, collapsed Thursday as
Congress drew the line at one
more bailout and Democrats said
they wouldn't even consider it
until the companies produced a
convincing plan for rebuilding
their once-mighty industry,
according to the Associated Press.
The demise of the rescue at
least for now left uncertain the
fate of General Motors Corp.,
Ford Modjr Co. and Chrysler
LLC, and sent Wall Street spiral-
ing to its lowest level in years.
The Dow Jones industrials
dropped 445 points, the second
straight plunge of more than 400,
and hit the lowest point in nearly
six years.
The carmakers have been clob-
bered by lackluster sales and
choked credit, and are battling to
stayafloat through year's end.
Failure of one or more of the Big
Three would be a severe further
blow to the floundering econo-


my and to many Americans'
view of the nation's industrial
strength and throw a million or
more additional workers off the
job.
Just Thursday, the government
reported that laid-off workers'
new claims for jobless aid had
reached a 16-year high and the
number of Americans searching
for work had soared past 10 mil-
lion. Congress approved a mea-
sure to extend jobless benefits
through the holidays, and the
White House said President
George W. Bush would quickly
sign it.
But Democratic leaders
scrapped votes on the auto res-
cue, postponing until next month
a politically tricky decision on
whether to approve yet another
unpopular bailout at a time of
economic peril, or risk being
blamed for the implosion of an
industry that ediploys, millions
and has broad reach into all
aspects of the U.S. economy.
"Until they show us-the plan,
we cannot show them the mon-
ey," Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-
Calif., said at a hastily called news
conference in the Capitol.


GM and Ford quickly issued
statements promising to submit
the blueprint the Democrats
demanded.
Pelosi and Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said
Congress might return to work
in early December for a vote on
aid to the carmakers but only if
they show Congress they could
use the funds to transform their
struggling industry into a viable
one.
For now, however, the Democ-
rats said the aid plan lacked the
support to pass Congress and be
signed by Bush.
Bush and congressional
Republicans had balked at
Democrats' suggestion to draw
emergency auto industry loans
from the $700 billion Wall Street
rescue fund. And most Democ-
rats were unwilling to go along
with a separate, bipartisan effort
backed by the White House to
temporarily divert an existing
program to help carmakers pro-
duce vehicles that burn less gaso-
line to cover the companies
immediate financial needs.
But with GM warning it could
go under before year's end,


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Nassau Airport
Development Company



REQUEST


For Proposa


C-270 Baggage Systetm_

Nassau Airport Development Company is pleased to announce the C-270
Baggage Systems Request For Proposal associated with the expansion of
the Lynden Pindling International Airport. The scope of work includes but is not
limited to:

design and fabrication of a baggage system conforming to the requirements
of the RFP;
supply and installation of baggage conveyance systems, slope plate
carousels, roll up fire and security doors, and catwalks for the movement of
outbound and inbound passenger baggage;
control and monitoring systems; and
interface with building systems for security, fire, and various agency
requirements.

This request for proposal is of interest to Baggage System Vendors, however
should also interest local Electrical and Mechanical Trade Contactors.

Request For Proposal Packages will be available for pick up after 1:00 pm, on
Monday, November 10, 2008.

Request For Proposal dosing is Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 3:00pm.

There will be a Tender Briefing, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Please RSVP
Traci Brisby by 1pm Monday, December 1, 2008 for briefing location details.


Contact TAC lR1.SBy
Contract & Procurement Manager
"PIA Ekqansion Proje :
Ph- (242) 702-1086 1 Fax: (242) 377,2117
P.O. Box AP 59229, Nassau, Bahamas
-. Email:.traci.brisby@rrai"s


Democratic leaders were unwill-
ing to close up shop for the year
and appear to turn a deaf ear to
the industry. They called for a
Big Three viability plan by Dec. 2,
scheduled hearings that week on
the report, and said a vote on a
bailout could come the week of
Dec. 8.
. "Yes, we're kicking the can
down the road, because that will
give us the opportunity to do
something positive," Reid said.
"But that will qnly happen if they
get their act together."
The White House criticized the
delay, saying the plan to let the
automakers tap the fuel-efficien-
cy loans for their short-term cash
needs should be considered.
"If there are lawmakers who
want to help the automakers, and
they have a path to do so, why
are they going to kick the can
down the road?" said Dana Peri-


no, the White House press sec-
retary.
The chief executives of the Big
Three automakers appealed per-
sonally to lawmakers for the loans
this week, saying their problem
was the economic meltdown that
has walloped their industry not
that they were manufacturing
unappealing cars.
But whatever support they
found sagged when it became
known that each of them had
flown into Washington aboard
multimillion-dollar corporate jets.
Reid observed that was "difficult
to explain" to taxpayers in his
hometown of Searchlight, Nev.
Pelosi said she had little
patience left for excuses from the
carmakers on why they haven't
turned their businesses around.
Beyond the auto industry, law-
makers said the public has little
appetite for anything else that


smacks of a bailout, following the
backlash against the $700 billion
financial rescue.
"There is a sense that we did
not do a good enough job of safe-
guarding the use of those funds,
or providing prevention against
abuse. And you could not get, I
believe, through either house of
Congress today what some peo-
ple might think was a repeat.
That's why we need to take
time," said Rep. Barney Frank,
D-Mass.
Even if lawmakers return to
vote, they are likely to. insist on
numerous conditions dfi .any
loans. Democrats and Republi-
cans alike want the government
to get a chance to share in future
profits by the auto companies,
require them to limit executives'
pay packages and prohibit use of
the funds for lobbying or paying
shareholders dividends.


Large wholesale company is looking for a




to manage day-to-day operations.



Serious inquiries only please send resume

detailing qualifications, experience, and

work history to P.O. Box N-4401






Attention: Mr. Lightbourne 4

or Mr. Sawyer


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GOVERNMENT NOTICE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NOTICE


Procurement of Computers & Printers for the Districts Homework Centres/Study Hall programme


1.0 The Department of Education, (hereafter called the "Purchaser") now invites sealed bids, from
Suppliers for the procurement of computers and printers for the Ministry of Education Hbmework
Centres/Study Hall Programme.

2.0 Interested Bidders may collect the bidding documents from the Purchasing/Supplies
Section of the Ministry of Education Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from Monday, 24th November,
2008, and obtain further information, at the second address given below.

3.0 Bids.must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a sealed envelope bearing no
identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject bided on (e.g. "Homework Centre Computers
and Printers").

4.0 Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first address, on or before Friday, 12th
November, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. (local time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since
they may be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

5.0 Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday 16 th December, 2008 at the first
address below.

(1) The Chairman Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
Ceqil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242)327-1530


(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-8571


The Department reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders








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GOVERNMENT NOTICE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NOTICE


Procurement of School Computers & Printers


1.0 The Department of Education, (hereafter called the "Purchaser") now invites sealed bids, from
Suppliers, for the procurement of school computers and printers for Ministry of Education Schools.

2.0 Interested Bidders may collect the bidding documents from the Purchasing/Supplies
Section of the Ministry of Education Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from Monday 24th November,
2008, and obtain further information; at the second address given below.

30 Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a sealed envelope bearing no
identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject bided on (e.g. "School Computers and
Printers"). .

4.0 Bids must be del5osited in the tender box provided, at the first address, on-or before Friday, 12 th
December, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. (local time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person
since they may be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

5.0 Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday 16 th December, 2008 at the first
,address below.


(1) The Chairman Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242)327-1530


(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education
P.O: Box N-3913/4
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-8571


STlihe Department reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders


No tour provider




'panic' despite '30%




guest drop'


FROM page 1B

A BASE spokesman told
Tribune Business yesterday
that cruise passenger numbers
were "on par with last year"
for all its 11 members, as that
customer segment took advan-
tage of cut price cruises.
Business numbers were con-
sistent with this time of. year,
they added, but fears were
expressed over what was like-
ly to happen in the New Year,
especially given the latest
stock market plunge, with the
Dow Jones Industrials Aver-
age having fallen through the
8,000 level.


The BASE spokesman said
many traditional visitors to the
Bahamas, both stopover and
cruise passengers, would have
felt that impact on their 401(k)
retirement, plans and wealth,
potentially discouraging them
from travelling.
And given that hotel and
cruise industry bookings and
passenger numbers were fore-
cast to be down for the New
Year, Mr Lunn said he sus-
pected that business for tour
and excursion providers would
. also be reduced, although he
had no hard data on which to
base this on. ,
"We're doing well to hold
it a;t current levels," Mr Lunn


told Tribune Business. "We've
had some good groups com,
ing out."
He explained that his busi-
ness was probably benefiting
from those cruise passengers
who had booked before the
latest stock market crash, "but
we might be hit in January
and February".
This is the period that might
see booking cancellations, giv-
en that cruises and hotel
rooms will have been booked
in the aftermath of the Wall
Street collapse.
"Those are numbers that
we'll have to look at in the
first part of the New Year,"
Mr Lunn said. "Some of the
issues that affect us may show
up in January and February."
"We're hopeful the hotel
industry will turn itself around,
and because we're so close to
the US, some of those cruise
ships going further south
might look at us as a viable
stop," Mr Lunn added.
"We're trying not to buy
into that 'doom and gloom'.
This is the time to do some
fixing-up, take out the tools
and do some work to keep
things going.
"It gives everyone the
opportunity to re-focus on ser-
vice, because with the few
people we are getting, we
must make sure they get top
service.'
"We're not talking to our
staff about panic, just on com-
mon sense things to do with
their funds.
"It's more about pay atten-
tion to what we are doing."
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S HELP DESK OFFICER
The Public Hospitals Authority invites applications from suitably qualified
persons for the post of Help Desk Officer in the Information Management
System Unif, Corporate Office. '
Applicants must possess the following qualifications:-
Associate Degree in Information Technology or a related discipline with four
(4) years relevant experience OR A+ Certification with four (4) years
relevant experience;
Certification in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) or
another Information Technology service delivery framework (e.g. Microsoft
Operations Framework) an asset;
Experience in supporting Client/Server environments, network
environments, printers and servers and multi-platforms;
Excellent communication skills (oral and written); Analytical skills (problem
solving and troubleshooting); Multitasking skills along with a positive
attitude;
JOB SUMMARY
The Help Desk Officer will provide Information Technology infrastructure and
- technical support services to users in all facilities across the Public Hospitals
Authority; perform daily operations, maintenance and support of a centralized
help desk and services.
The Help Desk Officer will report to the Senior Manager, MIS.
DUTIES:
1. Establishes operations, support and maintenance (including PC repair)
of Public Hospitals Authority's desktop and peripherals (printers, scanner,
etc.) including connections to local area networks.
2. 'Operates and delivers first level technical support to end-users.
3. Operates a centralized help desk, and deploys first level support
personnel to identify and resolve user issue; provides feedback to
Supervisor.
4. Refers priority issues to Supervisor for immediate intervention when
faced with challenges
5. Implements and maintains user groups, accounts and profiles, also files
systems and folders in shared servers.
6. Develops and maintains individual user access privileges, including
access to applications, database, printers, and other resources on the
network and data sharing schemes
7. Assists with the development and evolution of Public Hospitals Authority's
Information Technology architecture, standards and the maintenance and
enforcement of end-user computer policies and procedures;
8. Assists with the development of training materials related to help desk.
procedures, security, log-in procedures, appropriate use policies, and the
use of desktop application for end-users.
9. Manages and monitors information systems assets, including desktop
hardware, software and peripherals, network hardware, server hardware
and software, etc.
The salary is in Scale HAIS8 ($23,700 x 700 $29,300)
Letters of application and curricula vitae should be submitted to the Director
of Human Resources, Corporate Office, Public Hospitals Authority, 3rd Terrace.
West, Centreville; or, P.O. Box N-8200, Nassau, Bahamas no later than 28th
November, 2008


PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


Address:















Benchmark 'still holding the fort'


FROM page lb

made a minor dent in what
turned out to be a $590,575
net loss for the first nine
months..
The $0.12 per share loss
compared to a $1.485 million
profit, or $0.30 per share prof-
it, in the first nine months of
2007.
For the nine months to Sep-
tember 30,2008, Benchmark's
Alliance Investment Manage-
ment subsidiary generated an
$85,685 net profit, but this was
cancelled out by Benchmark's
own $668,514 net loss.
Benchmark's other two sub-
sidiaries, Benchmark Advisors
and Benchmark Properties,
produced more modest loss-
es of $4,622 and $3,124 respec-
tively.
Mr Brown yesterday told
Tribune Business that Bench-
mark saw "a gobd improve-
ment across the board in our
holdings" during the 2008
'third quarter, as the general


decline in BISX stocks and the
exchange's All-Share Index
saw a moderate reverse during
the period.
"We'll see what happens
this [fourth[ quarter, but it's
so far, so good. Things are
looking up, but it's still too
early and we'll have to wait
and see," Mr Brown added,
saying Alliance had generated
its first profit for the year in
the 2008 third quarter.
He said the global econo-
my's woes were now being
directly felt by the Bahamas,
given the rising unemploy-
ment in the hotel sector, and
this could impact BISX share
prices. In addition, given that
investors traded less when
stock prices were falling,
Alliance's international clients
were likely to execute fewer
trades, resulting in lower rev-
enues.
On the domestic front, the
"economic crunch" was likely
to cause institutional investors
- pension funds and insurance
companies to "hoard cash"


PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that I, CARLTON JAMES GRAY of
P.O. Box GT-2389, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my
name to SHELTON JAMES GRAY. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.




NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERT PIERRE of KEMP
ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that anyperson
who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 14TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.






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

WETSELL INVESTMENTS LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, No.
45 of 2000, the Dissolution of WETSELL INVESTMENTS
LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was the
7th day of November, 2008.


i ,




NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF
MARY LOU VAETH,
late of 7602 SE 12th
Circle in the City of Ocala
in Marion County in the
State of Florida, one of the
United States of America,
Deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 12th December, 2008 after which
date the Executor will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which
they shall then have notice AND all persons
indebted to the above Estate are asked to
settle such debts on or before 12th December,
2008


FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for the Executors
P.O. Box AB-20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


and reduce their share trad-
ing activity.
Without them to act as mar-
ket makers and drive the cap-
ital markets, Mr Brown said
he feared the build-up of sell-


ing pressure that could drive
stock prices and the value of
Benchmark's investment port-
folio down, especially if small
retail investors needed to liq-
uidate their share holdings for


cash in a hurry.
Mr Brown added that he
expected the global economic
downturn to bottom out in the
2008 fourth quarter and first
quarter next year, with a


rebound likely in the 2009
third quarter as a result of the
stimulus packages initiated
this year in the US, Europe
and China.


[. BFG CAP"rAL.MARKETS


40 IF A L:' C: c I. 1 A


52A..-H. 52A."-L ea Securil y Previous Close Todays Close Change DOaIy Vol E.PS D PIE Yie..d
1 95 1 51 baco ,.arel I 71 I 71 00 o1 071 10 00 24 1 0 O0c
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.061 0.200 11.1 1.69%
9-68 7.64 Bank of Bahamas 7.64 7.64 0.00 0.319 0.160 23.9 2.09%
0.99 0.73 Benchmark 0.73 0.73 0.00 -0.877 0.020 N/M 2.74%
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.152 0.090 23.0 2.58%
2.70 1.95 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.15 11.18 Cable Bahamas 14.15 14.15 0.00 1.255 0.240 11.3 1.70%
3.15 2.83 Colina Holdings 2.83 2.83 0.00 0.118 0.040 24.0 1.41%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (81) 7.19 7.12 -0.07 6.150 0.446 0.300 16.0 4.21%
6.59 1.88 Consolidated Water BDRs 1.88 1.72 -0.16 0.122 0.052 14.1 3.02%
3.00 2.26 Doctor's Hospital 2.65 2.65 0.00 0.256 0.040 10.4 1.51%
8.10 6.02 Famguard 7.80 7.80 0.00 0.535 0.280 14.6 3.59%
13.01 11.89 Finco 11.89 11.89 0.00 0.665 0.570 17.9 4.79%
14.66 11.50 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.50 11.50 0.00 0.682 0.450 16.9 3.91%
6.04 5.01 Focol (S) 5.20 5.20 0.00 0.385 0.170 13.6 3.27%
1.00 1.00 Focl Class B Preference 1-.00 1.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.00 0.33 Freeport Concrete 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.035 0.000 9.4 0.00%
8.20 5.50 ICD Utilities 6.81 6.81 0.00 0.407 0.300 19.7 4.41%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 11.10 11.10 0.00 0.952 0.620 11.7 5.59%
10 00 10 00 Premier Real Estate 10 00 10 00 000 0 180 0 000 55 6 0 OO;
BISX 11iTeFEd DlBT ityiBcUnkN 7 A.(Bands trde onr pUrcL!.en I bteu -'
2^h-HI 5 2,H -Lo.-. 2t SeCurtil SLymbol Last Salo Change Daily Vol Interesn Ma.lulyI .
1000 00 1000 00 Fioelty Bank Note 17 (Series A) FBB17 0 00 7- 1J Oclober 2017
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 0.00 Prime + 1.75% 19 October 2022
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 7% 30 May 2013
1000 O0 10'10 00 Fidenlty Bank Nole 15 tSeries D) FBB E 100 600 000 Pnme 1 75% 29 May 2015
Sak'-HI 52.vk-Loa, Symbol Bid S As kS Last Price eaekly Vol EPS S i S P.'E Yield
1466 14 25 Bahr -as Supermarket 14 60 15 60 .00. 0o 300 NM 2 05%
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 N/M 7.80%
S. 51 0 20 RIND Holdings 0 35 0 40 0 35 0 001 0 000 2586 8 0 00%
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14.00 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.11 14.06 14.00 -0.041 0.300 N/M 2.17%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.55 0.002 0.000 261.9 0.00%
IS. Li ted Mutual Pu)e .... ....,' ,A .'-. "-,
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1 3.1 1 7.4 Clina Bord Funo I 1 34 19 3 86 33 31 .Oc.t-08
1.4258 1.3623 ColIna MSI Preferred Fund 1.4258 3.69 4.66 7-Nov-08
1.4268 1.3641 Colina Money Market Fund 1.4268 3.76 4.60 14-Nov-08
3.7969 3.5562 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.5399 -6.77 0.03 31-Oct-08
12.4456 11.8789 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.4456 4.29 5.78 30-Sep-08
100.2421 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.2421 0.24 0.24 30-Sep-08
100.9600 96.7492 CFAL Global Equity Fund 96.7492 -3.25 -3.25 30-Sep-08
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.0000 0.00 0.00 31-Dec.07
10.5000 9.0935 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.0935 -13.40 -13.40 31-Oct-08
1.0264 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred income Fund 1.0264 2.64 2.64 31-Oct-08
1.0289 1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1.0289 2.89 2.89 31-0ct-08
0 87. "1 ". M0 oFin....l D. .e :iund 1 027 2 '2871 Oct. 08
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52wk-Hi Highes.. closing price. in last 2 weak. Bid S Buying price. of Collna and Fideity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 62 weeks Ask S Setling price of Colna and fidelity
Previous CIose Previous day'B weighted price for dally volume Last Price .- Last traded ovr-the- hunter pre
Today's Coe Current day's- weghted price for doily volume Weekly Vo. Tr-ding volume of the prior wek
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS S A company repoend earnings "r sham for the Iit 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV S Divdends per share paid in the last 12 months N/ -. Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the lat 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stok Index January 1. 1994 100
(S) 4-for-1 Stock Spit Effectivo Date 6/6/2007
1 -or-1 Sack Sl.t Effectv. Dat 7/1.1/007


Legal Notice
NOTICE

PARKWOOD MANAGEMENT LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PARKWOOD MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in
voluntary dissolution under the provisions of
Section 137(4) of the International Business
,. Companies Act 20Q0.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 30th October, 2008 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro
Associated Ltd., Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola,
BVI Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 21st day of November, A.D. 2008.


Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT No.CLE/qui./ 01828
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
AND IN THE MATTER of The Quieting.
Titles Act, 1959.
AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
WILLARD CLARKE.


NOTICE

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 the property 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 SOUTHWESTWARDLY again partly by
land now or formerly the property of one Walters et al
and partly bya 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
wo 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 to 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.



-------------------------
JAMES M. THOMPSON
ATTORNEY FOR THE PETITIONER


TEACHING VACANCIES


The Anglican Central Education Authority'
invites applications from qualified Teachers
for positions available.

Two (2) MUSIC TEACHERS

Only qualified Teachers, with Bachelor or
Master Degrees from an accredited University
or College and Teaching Certificate need apply.

For further details and application form, please
contact the Anglican Central Education
Authority on Sands Road at telephone (242)
322-3015/6/7.

Letters of application and/or completed
application forms with copies of required
documents must be sent by Friday, December
5th, 2008 to the Anglican Education
Department addressed to:-

The Director of Education
Anglican Central Education Authority
P.O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008, PAGE 7B







Legal Notice
NOTICE

PRICE HOLDINGS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 22nd day of May 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


FROM page 1B

Further, the bank reported
that its allowance for loan loss-
es also drastically increased,
jumping from $1.951 million
in 2006 to a staggering $13.292
million for 2007.
The BDB's interest income


Located approximately 152 feet south of Shirley Street
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us on or before December 5, 2008.
For further information, please contact: 356-1608 or 356-1685.



PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY

ADVERTISEMENT
NEW ORVACANCY
NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

The Public Hospitals 'Authority' invites applications from suitably qualified persons
for the post of Network Administrator 1 in the Information Management System Unit,
CorporateOffice.

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
* .Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent;
* Certification in Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified
System Administrator (MCSA)
* Seven (7) years Experience in installing and maintaining network systems.

The Network Administrator 1 will report to the Senior Manager, MIS


JOB SUMMARY

The Network Administrator 1 is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of
the network operating systems and utilities; provides support for the daily functioning
and ongoing management of all related components; Assists with the design and
implementation of Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs); Works
closely with the Network Systems Engineer.

DUTIES:
1. Manages different network topologies and multiple platforms;
2. Manages and supports all client access environments, including installation,
maintenance and upgrades; install, maintain and troubleshoot Local Area Network
(LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) equipment including CISCO switches,
modems, tape drives and servers;
3. Employs security administration which includes planning, implementing and
enforcing security policy to ensure protection of data and shared network.
resources; Configure, implement and maintain host security (including passwords,
file permissions and file security, building firewalls, deploying authentication
systems, or applying cryptography to network applications);
4. Provides technical leadership and/or supervise other technical staff;
5. Assists in designing and implementing local and wide area networks;
6. Assists with policy development and implementation including disaster recovery
plan and backups;
7. Creates and maintains user group profiles and accounts; configures network file
systems;
8. Configures and maintains TCP/IP networks, routers and terminal servers;
9. Resolves and recovers crashed systems; ensures regular software updates an
anti-virus protection; performs and monitors backup procedures and recovery of
data;
10. Monitors and controls resource usage;
11. Provides helpdesk support to end users;
12. Responds to off-hours problems (Linus/Unix background a plus);
The salary of the post is in Scale HAIS3 ($33,350 x 700 $39,650).
Letter of application and curricula vitae should be submitted to the Director of Human
Resources, Corporate Office, Public Hospitals Authority, 3rd Terrace West, Centreville;
or P.O. Box N-8200 Nassau, Bahamas no later than 28th November, 2008.


from loans dropped margin-
ally from $3.491 million in
2006 to $3.333 million last
year, although it was boosted
by a $424,601 subsidy from the
Government.
Interest expense, though,
rose by 9.3 per cent to $2.834
million, causing net interest
income to fall from $1.29 mil-
lion in 2006 to $955,357 this
time around.
And with the substantial
increase in loan loss


allowance, the BDB's expens-
es more than tripled from
$5.127 million in 2006 to
$16.843 million in 2007.
In his chairman's message,
Darron Cash said the BDB's
continued existence will
depend on his Board's ability
to turn those figures around.
Noting what has been going
on in the worldwide economy,
Mr Cash said the BDB was
not immune to these chal-
lenges and must reinvent


COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Known as Maxwell House, Hawkins Hill, Nassau
Main Building Comprises Approx. 3,640 sq. ft.
Detached Storage: 756 sq. ft.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

DALYAN INVESTMENT LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 6th day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
PASCOLEVALE
INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is-hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced.
on the 23rd day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box .N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

MAELCHAN ONE LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 3rd day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.


Bank's loss quadruples





to over $15 million


itself.
"The Bank's financial posi-
tion is weak. The pattern of
operational losses has contin-
ued for another financial year,
and the loan portfolio contin-
ues to under perform," said
Mr Cash.
"The Board has given us a
clear mandate. The Bahamas
Development Bank must
return to profitability in the
shortest term possible.
"Profit is not a dirty word.
Profit is essential to the bank's
survival. As with any organi-
sation that does not enjoy
access to unending sources of
funding, the BDB must gen-
erate profits to invest in the
future of the business. With-
out funds to invest in people,
technology and to fund new
loans, there is no good reason
for the bank's continued exis-
tence."
Mr Cash said that transfor-
mation was essential in ensur-
ing that the BDB secures and
maintains the confidence of
domestic and international
sources of funding.
"BDB cannot and, under
this Board, will not take for
granted that it will be able to
access unlimited funding from
the public purse without being
able to effectively justify its
existence. The continuation of
the pattern of sustained losses
'and the inability to fund new
loans weakens the bank's
case," the chairman added.
Mr Cash said the pursuit of
reasonable profitability and
the BDB's continued survival
cannot be achieved under
the current cost structure with-
out major adjustments to sev-
eral key business practices
and, most importantly, not
without a major injection of
capital
The BDB has always aad
massive challenges in the
.repayment of its loans, NVith
Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing saying the
institution needed a major
overhaul. If one examined 10
BDB loan accounts, eight
would likely be non-perform-
ing. '
In an effort to collect some
of its outstanding debts, the
bank held a special grace peri-
od and pay initiative for cus-
tomers in default earlier this
year, although this initiative
failed to make "any impres-
sive improvement bringing
defaulted loans into line".
Earlier this month, Mr
Laing told Tribune Business,
that the government and BDB
were assessing whether some
of the $29 million worth of
defaulted loans, representing
51 .per cent of the bank's total
loan portfolio, were recover-
able or would have to be writ-
ten off.



"The Board
has given us a
clear mandate.
The Bahamas
Development
Bank must
return to
profitability in
the shortest
term
possible."


Darron Cash







S ; -l' S l~-
I[ S TZ''t



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidaior)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

MONDEO MANAGEMENT LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 12th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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

9 2 4

3 17 -

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741

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615
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3 6 1
Difficulty Level ** 11/18


Kakuro Puzzle
S 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.


Yesterday's
Sudoku Answer


Yesterday's
Kakuro Answer


TThe


words in
the main
body of
Chambers
21st

Dictionary

edition).


HAGAR THE HORRIBLE


CRYPTIC PUZZLE 1. 2 3 5 6


Across
1 Men said to be not men
at all (7)
4 White or green.plant put
outside (5)
7 I was first out, but refused
to admit it (4)
8 Mislaid one's watch and
was held up? (4,4)
10 He likes people looking in
at his window (10)
12 Fancy becoming a tenor
maybe (6)
13 Had a lean time? (6)
15 One who enters the
services (10)
18 In distribution of income
the company is thrifty (8)
19 Freedom of movement on
the stage (4)
20 Honest man (5)
21 New apron's about right to
be worn in Scotland (7)


Yesterday's Cryptic Solutic
Across: 1 Alternative, 9 Aircrew, 11
Celia, 11 Aids, 12 Coconuts, 14
Answer, 16 Lessee, 18 Quarters, 1!
Cant, 22 Ennui, 23 Deadpan, 24
Bright ideas.
Down: 2 Lurid, 3 Earn, 4 Newton, !
Tick over, 6 Velours, 7 Catafalques,
Mass meeting, 13 Settling, 15
Spanner, 17 Credit, 20 Alpha, 21
Hand.


Down
1 Sports workers in the
dark (5)
2 Heading for the frozen
wastes or stuck in
them (8)
3 Somehow lost on points -
or was robbed (6)
4 Justified in changing their
night (2,3,5)
5 Putting party back in
power in old
Scandinavia (4)
6 Produced admitted
superiority? (7)
9 In which to find an artist's
early work? (10)
11 Is he in no hurry to
act? (8)
12 A very personal description
of royalty (7)
14 Characteristics of an
artist (6)
16 Material that's light to
put on (5)
17 Notes seating is
provided (4)


Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Over and over, 9
Orleans, 10 Cut up, 11 Note, 12
Flamenco, 14 Outing, 16 Snatch, 18
Abnormal, 19 Glum, 22 Thing, 23
Bolster, 24 Undertaking.
Down: 2 Valet, 3 Rear, 4 Nestle, 5
Oncoming, 6 Extinct, 7 Down-to-
earth, 8 Up to the mark, 13 Intrigue,
15 Tension, 17 Rabbit, 20 Let on, 21
Flak.


Across
1 Cause of
annoyance (7)
4 Walk wearily (5)
7 Long-necked bird (4)
8 About to happen (8)
10 Criterion (10)
12 Make one's home (6)


13 Stitching of
wound (6)
15 An ambition (10)
18 Uncompromising
policy (4,4)
19 Deny oneself food (4)
20 Answer (5)


Down
1 Surrounded (5)
.2 Tip (8)
3 Out-of-the-way (6)
4' Involving three
parties (10)
5 So be it (4)
6 Framework of
crossed bars (7)
9 Easy task (6,4)
11 Meditate (8)
12 Suffocate (7)
14 Remarkable (6)
16 Dapper (5)
17 Firm hold (4)


21 In general terms (7)


H'W oiany Wioits of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 16; very good 24; excellent
31 (or more). Solution tomorrow.

SATURDAY'S SOLUTION
acid advance advice aide anode
anodic avid avoid AVOIDANCE
cadi caned canoed caved coda
code coined coned dace dance
deacon dean dice dine diva
divan dive done dove iced idea
invade naiad nicad node vaned
vend vide video vied voiced
void avoidance


Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker


A Nonobligatory Finesse


North dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
NORTH
4954
VA 109
AJ
+A9862


WEST
*K62
V643
* 108742
473


EAST
4QJ 10,8
S 5
*K963
+KQ 105


SOUTH
4A7 3
VKQJ872
*Q5
*J 4
The bidding:
North, East South West
14 Pass 1 V Pass
2 V Pass 4V
Opening lead four of diamonds.
It was Heraclitus who said: "You
never swim the same river twice."
That was his way of saying that the
water keeps changing as you swim in
it.
The same thought applies to
bridge. Every hand you play is dif-
ferent in at least some respects --
from any hand you've ever played
before. Consequently, general rules
that may usually apply are willfully
broken from time to time but for
good reason.
Consider the present case where
West led a diamond against four
hearts. Declarer played dummy's


jack, losing to the king, and back
came the queen of spades. It did not
matter whether South won the spade
with the age immediately or on the
next trick; either way, he would later
go down one, losing a diamond, two
spades and a club.
It is certainly true that in the great
.majority of deals where declarer is
faced with the diamond combination
shown here, he would automatically
finesse. But it is the wrong thing to
do in this case. At best; South has
only a 50 percent chance of winning
the finesse, and if it loses he becomes
a hdavy favorite to go down against
normal defense.
However, if declare goes up with
the ace of diamonds at trick one, as
he should, he becomes a huge
favorite to make four hearts. He con-
tinues by playing the ace and another
club, planning to establish dummy's
long suit. If the adverse clubs are
divided either 3-3 or 4-2 an 84
percent chance this line of play is
almost certain to succeed.
Let's say East wins the club with
the queen, cashes the diamond king
and returns the spade queen. South
wins, leads a trump to the nine, ruffs
a low club, plays a trump to the ten
and ruffs the eight of clubs. He then
leads a trump to the ace and discards
a spade loser on the nine of clubs to
finish with 10 tricks.
Clearly, some finesses should be
seen but not taken!


Tomorrow: Sylvia triumphs again.
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'Unprecedented'


Bahamian


involvement in


airport work

FROM page 1B
"The percentage of Bahamians involved in the airport is much
greater than any for any other project. It is unprecedented for a pro-
ject that size."
Mr Gibson said that among the Bahamian engineering companies
likely to be involved in the LPIA redevelopment were Graphite
Engineering and Ray McKenzie Ltd. It is likely that his role on the
Board, and that of Sunco principal Emanuel Alexiou, will have aid-
ed Bahamian engineers in obtaining work on the airport project.
Mr Gibson was responding after Dr Robert Reiss, the Bahami-
an-born head or Orlando-based Reiss engineering, had questioned
how much Bahamians would really benefit from the airport redle-
velopment, 'given that it was highly-specialised work likely to be
handled primarily by foreign companies.
"That is the largest dollar spend in this country for the next
decade," Dr Reiss said of LPIA's redevelopment. "It's very good
to see Stantec [Consulting, the design consultant] working hard to
engage Bahamian engineers, but we don't know what the split is."
Mr Gibson also urged the Bahamas to start thinking about
"exporting engineering services", given the talent base and exper-
tise accrued through working on numerous large resort develop-
ments, including the likes of Atlantis and the Cable Beach resorts.
"We should be exporting that expertise; we should be exporting
engineering services," he told yesterday's BSE luncheon.
With 2009 likely to be a grim year for the Bahamian economy giv-
en the ongoing global downturn and stock market volatility, and
engineering work related to major foreign direct investment projects
drying up, Dr Reiss urged them to focus on the dollar. amount
they earned from their contracts.
"When foreign investors
come in, or government pro-
"We need to jects go out to tender, we
need to make sure the actu-
challenge the .al dollars are spent on
<= Bahamian engineers," Dr
Government Reiss said.
"You have to challenge
imore. I haVe not you government not only on
p rregistration [of engineers],
seen progress but on the dollars spent."
elatd-- Acknowledging that it
related, to was difficult to balance the
accmntiKm*,, .roles of activist and busi-
accountability nessman, given that going
For fOfeion firms too far in the former could
f s iglead to an engineer or his
Sdoino company being ostracised
by government and losing
engineering or public works contracts if
they went too far, Dr Reiss
architectural said that with the economy
likely headed for recession it
serVices work in was more important than
ever for Bahamian engi-
our COUntry." neers to maximise dollar
earnings.
Dr Robert Reiss Even though they may be
S performing "superior quali-
ty work", Dr Reiss said
Bahamian engineers were often only being awarded 5 per cent of
the contract's value on major foreign investment projects.
Advocating that engineers target the "low hanging fruit" first, Dr
Reiss suggested that instead of winning $ per cent of the value of
engineering services contracts, they target 10 per cent.
To achieve this, it was critical for Bahamian engineers to speak
with one, cohesive voice if they were to persuade the Govern-
ment to help it with particular.issues.
"We need to challenge the Government more," Mr Reiss said. "I
have not seen progress related to accountability for foreign firms
doing engineering or architectural services work in our country.
"I will say that relative to engineering services we have a big pie,
but not only are we yanking the pie back and forth with our fellow
engineers over who gets what, but as we are yanking back and forth,
the foreign firm has picked up that pie and headed out of town."
While hesitant to propose a monopoly, Dr Reiss said that with
Bahamas-based engineering contracts likely to be at a premium in
2009, Bahamian engineers needed to partner more and ensure the
bulk of the work value remained in this nation.
"Inmy opinion, if we do need to go outside the Bahamas for spe-
cialist expertise, that's fine, but we have to make sure the skill
sets and capacity does not exist in the Bahamas, and if we go out-
side we should go to Bahamians first. There are Bahamian engi-
neers all over the world," Dr Reiss said.
"My interest is to pursue those jobs that would otherwise go out
of the country and work with BSE members to make that happen.....
"I have noticed a hesitancy among my fellow Bahamian engineers
to partner. There's a hesitancy or trust factor that we struggle
with. It happens easier in the US; it's a more comfortable thing."
To "grow the pie", Dr Reiss said Bahamian engineers had to
focus on delivering value when it came to their work, especially on
government contracts.
He added: "Delivering value is as important as delivering engi-
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Heaven


There's a good reason fitness club memberships
tend to spike come January. After a holiday season
spent party-hopping and letting their diets fall by
the wayside, many people look to the gym as the
means to helping shed those inevitable holiday
pounds.
Perhaps no food is more popular around the holi-
days than cookies. Cookies are as much a part of the
holiday season as Christmas trees, long lines at the
mall and kids searching the house for presents.. For
those with guests to entertain this holiday season,
the following recipe for "Kitchen-Sink Chocolate
Chip Cookies" from Elinor Klivans' "The Essential
Chocolate Chip Cookbook" (Chronicle Books) is
sure to please.

Kitchen-Sink Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes About 36 Cookies

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all-pur
pose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room tem
perature
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup walnut halves or large pieces
1 cup blanched whole almonds, toasted and
chopped roughly in half

Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat
the oven to 350 F. Line two or three baking sheets
with parchment paper.
Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium
bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium
speed, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated
sugar until smoothly blended, about 1 minute. Stop
the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as need-
ed during mixing. Add the egg and vanilla and mix
until blended, about 1 minute. The mixture may
look slightly curdled. On low speed, add the flour
mixture, mixing just until it is incorporated. Mix in
the chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, and almonds
until evenly distributed.
Use a tablespoon to drop well-rounded tablespoon-
fulls of dough (about 2 tablespoons each) onto the
prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies 2 inch-


es apart.
Bake the cookies one
sheet at a time until the
edges are lightly browned
and the centers are slight-
ly colored, about 14 min-
utes. Cool the cookies on
the baking sheets for 10
minutes, then use a wide
metal spatula to transfer
the cookies to a wire rack
to cool completely.
The cookies can be stored
in a tightly covered con-
tainer at room tempera-
ture for up to four days.
Choices: You can add 1
cup of raisins, dried cran-
berries, or chopped dried
apricots to the dough with
the chips and nuts. White,
bittersweet, or milk
chocolate chips, or a com-
bination, can be substitut-
ed for the semisweet
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Few people can resist the decadent temptation of
chocolate. Because this treat has universal appeal, it
can be used as a cornerstone in your holiday theme
this season whether in baking, gifting or enter-
taining.
While you may need no added excuses for
indulging in chocolate heaven, here are a few others


to satisfy your sweet tooth.
1. Season's Eatings. Express your


holiday senti-


ments in more than words. Chocolate bars can be
customized with stylish wrapping, embossed with a
greeting of your choice, and shipped to eager recip-
ients.
2. Take a dip. You may have seen champagne and
punch fountains that add panache to social gather-
ings. However, a new trend is the chocolate foun-
tain, where warm chocolate cascades ready for dip-
ping. Cubed pound cake, cookies, fresh fruit, and


scores of other treats can be enhanced with a coating
of chocolate.
3. Classic confections. Some desserts just evoke
feelings of nostalgia. For many, those memories of
youth are brought on by enjoying fudge. In fact,
fudge is often a signature candy made around the
holiday season, perfect for giving to friends and
loved ones. For those who want an easier option,
Bella's Confections offers fudge that still keeps to
the homemade recipe started by the grandmother of
Bella's creator Eric Dehoff. The shop's varieties
come with and without nuts to appeal to all. There's
also a limited-edition peppermint flavor called
Perppermint Bark for the holidays. For more infor-
mation, visit www.bellasconfections.com.
4. Snack for Santa. Santa may be a little bored with
the milk-and-cookie routine. Why not leave out a
dish of chocolate-laden brownies and a warm mug
of hot chocolate with fresh-whipped cream? Who
knows ... you just might find more gifts placed
under the tree as a result.


Holiday Baking Made Easy


What would the holiday season be
without the inviting aroma of
desserts baking in the oven? While
cookies topped with sugared sprin-
kles or icing may be the normal
treats left out for Santa, he may be
looking for something different as he
heads down your chimney this year.
With the advent of convenience bak-
ing items, all it takes are a few ingre-
dients and some simple know-how
to make delicious desserts for the
holidays or year-round.
Personalize desserts made from pre-
packaged ingredients with garnishes
to give them a "spent-all-day-at-the-
oven" illusion.
That's the idea behind "Blueberry
Cheesecake Bars," a prize-winning
recipe submitted for Betty
Crockery's "Mix It Up with Betty!
Cookie Mix Recipe Contest." It pairs
the delicious taste of oatmeal cook-


ies with the decadent appeal of
cheesecake. Enjoy!

BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE BARS
Love cheesecake? Add a blueberry
layer, and delight in every creamy
bite of this cheesecake bar.
1 pouch Betty Crocker
oatmeal
cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine,
softened
1 egg
3 packages (8 oz each) cream
cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
3 eggs
1 jar (10 oz) blueberry
spreadable fruit
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen
(thawed and drained) whole
blueberries


1. Heat oven to 350 F. Spray bottom
and sides of 13- by 9-inch pan with
cooking spray. In large bowl, beat
cookie mix, butter and egg with elec-
tric mixer on low speed until soft
dough forms. Press in bottom of
pan.
2. Bake 15 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in another large bowl,
beat cream cheese and sugar with
mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
Add whipping cream and eggs; beat
on low speed until well blended.
3. Spread spreadable fruit over par-
tially cooled crust. Sprinkle with
blueberries. Pour cream cheese mix-
ture evenly over blueberries, spread-
ing gently to cover.
4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until cen-
ter is set. Cool 30 minutes.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours. For bars,
cut into seven rows by four rows.
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Fun Facts About Holiday Fruitcake



Fun Facts About Holiday Fruitcake


Humor columnist Dave Barry once wrote,
"Fruitcakes make ideal gifts because the Postal
Service has been unable to find a way to damage
them."
Indeed, the fruitcake's durability has been the
brunt of many a joke. But actually, it's a cake that's
loaded with more than just fruit it boasts a lot of
history, too.
The oldest reference regarding fruitcakes dates
back to Roman times. Ancient crusaders and
hunters ate fruitcake made with honey, spices, pre-
served fruits, pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and
raisins. Fruitcake would last during their long
times away from home and be a good source of
energy, too. Today, hikers, hunters and skiers fol-
low the same practice. In the 1700s, Europeans
baked a ceremonial fruitcake at the end of the nut
harvest. It was saved and eaten at the next year's
harvest, hoping it would spur another successful
harvest. In the 1800s, fruitcake was served with tea.
Rumor has it that Queen Victoria waited a year to
eat a fruitcake she received for her birthday as a
show of restraint and moderation.
Indeed, fruitcakes make great gifts because they
lastso long and can be mailed. Most fruitcakes will
last 8 to 12 months tightly wrapped in plastic wrap
and stored in an airtight container, or they can be
frozen. Give a gift from the heart by making those
on your gift list a regular or light fruitcake, cour-
tesy of "Making Beautiful Christmas Cakes"
(Merehurst). They'll see why fruitcakes have
carved themselves a niche in culinary holiday tra-
dition.

FRUITCAKE
3 cups sultanas (golden raisins)
21/2 cups raisins, chopped
11/2 cups currants
2 cups chopped glace cherries
1 cup brandy or rum
1 cup butter
1 cup soft, dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons apricot jam (jelly)
2 tablespoons treacle or molasses
1 tablespoon grated lemon or orange rind
4 eggs
23/4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Put the fruit in a bowl with the brandy and soak
overnight. Preheat the oven to 300 F. Line a 9-inch
round cake pan with melted butter or a mild-fla-
vored vegetable oil. To wrap the pan, cut a double
layer of greaseproof parchment paper into a strip
long enough to fit around the outside of the pan
and tall enough to come about 2 inches above the


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edge of the pan. Fold down a cuff about 3/4 inch
deep along the length of the strip along the folded
edges. Make diagonal cuts up to the fold line on
each strip, about 1/2 inch apart. Fit the strip
around the inside of the pan, with the cuts on the
base, pressing the cuts out at right angles so they
sit flat around the base. Place the pan on a doubled
piece of parchment paper, and trace the edge. Cut
the shape and place on the base of the pan, over
the cuts.
2. Beat the butter and sugar. Beat in the jam (jelly),
treacle and rind. Add the eggs, beating after each
addition. Stir in the fruit and the sifted flour and
spices.
3. Spoon the mixture into the pan, ensuring it is
pushed well into the corners and edges. Smooth
the surface with fingers dipped in water. Tap the
pan to remove any air bubbles. Adjust oven
shelves accordingly. Cakes are usually cooked on
the third shelf. Place on layers of newspapers in
the oven (the oven temperature is low enough to
use paper safely), and bake for 3 to 31/2 hours, or
until a skewer comes out clean. Brush with brandy.
Cover with greaseproof (parchment) paper and
wrap in a kitchen towel. Let cool in the pan, and
remove when the cake is cold.

LIGHT FRUITCAKE
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup caster (superfine) sugar
3 eggs


1 cup sultanas (golden raisins)
2/3 cup currants
1/4 cup chopped glace apricots
1/4 cup chopped glace figs
2 cups chopped glace cherries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
11/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon sweet sherry
Nuts or glace cherries

1. Preheat the oven to 315 F. Line a deep 8-inch
round cake pan (follow instructions for fruit cake).
Cream the softened butter and sugar in a bowl
until just combined. Add the eggs, beating well
after each addition.
2. Transfer to a large bowl, and stir in the fruit and
nuts. Stir in half the flours and milk, and stir. Stir
in the remaining flours, milk and the sherry. Spoon
into the pan and tap to remove air bubbles. Smooth
the surface with wet fingers and decorate with nuts
or cherries. Wrap the outside of the pan (see
instructions for fruitcake). Place on layers of news-
paper in the oven and bake for 13/4 to 2 hours or
until a skewer comes out clean.
3. Remove from the oven, and wrap in a kitchen
towel until cool. Remove the pan's lining, and
wrap the cake in foil or store in an airtight contain-
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How to Host a Stress-Free Holiday Party


The holidays are one of the busiest and most stress-
ful times of the year. Whether you are cooking, bak-
ing, cleaning, shopping, wrapping gifts, visiting
friends and relatives, attending holiday parties, or
maybe hosting your own, there is always something
that needs your time and attention. You may feel
tired, overwhelmed and just downright stressed out
at times even if you are selective in how you choose
to spend your time during the holiday season.
Have you ever wanted to host a holiday party but
decided against it year after year, claiming that it
would be just too time consuming with everything
else that's on your plate? You figure that with all the
preparation comes more stress, and you wouldn't
be able to enjoy yourself because of it. Well, it's time
to think again, because you can plan to host a suc-
cessful holiday party without a hitch. Here's how to
make your event a success and keep yourself
from getting frazzled in the process, courtesy of
homemadesimple.com, an online resource that pro-
vides solutions for easy living.

A MONTH OR TWO BEFORE THE EVENT
1. The party planner. Think carefully about what
kind of party you want to have. If you don't feel like
hosting the traditional holiday gathering this year,
remember that you can turn everyday holiday
events into a party and reap the benefits. For exam-
ple, if holiday traditions such as tree trimming or
cookie baking have turned into time-consuming
chores, get some help by turning them into parties!
Host an ornament swap with neighbors, and have a
cookie-baking party with friends.
2. The early bird gets the guests. Schedule a date for
your party and send your invitations out early. Not
only will you get better attendance (because your
invitation will arrive before others'), you'll get
RSVPs sooner and be better able to plan according-
ly.
3. Invitation fun. Save time and money by design-
ing simple invitation inserts to put inside the holi-
day cards of those individuals you want to attend
your party. You can even get family members
together to create the invitations.
4. Figuring the food. Food is oftentimes one of the
most important elements to a holiday party, but it
can also be the most daunting, so take some time to
determine how you want to present the food at your
party. One way to ease stress is to get help. You
could ask your guests to bring a dish. Most people
prefer not to show up to a party empty-handed, pre-
ferring instead to receive an "assignment." You
could suggest they bring their specialty recipes by
writing, "Please bring your famous hot and spicy
wings or another appetizer to share." Serve all these
dishes buffet-style.
If you can afford it, you might consider having the
party catered. The food, serving dishes, and cleanup


are all managed by a professional staff, leaving you
to enjoy your party. A less-expensive alternative to
professional caterers is neighborhood teenagers.
Hire a reliable teenager or two (they'll be looking
for some extra holiday cash) to help cook and/or
serve.

WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT
1. Plan of attack. Several days before the party,
make a to-do list of everything you will need to
complete before the big day (e.g., unpack holiday
decorations, clean the entryway, get a dog-sitter),
and check off items as you complete them. Most
party planners will tell you the key to a great party
is organization, and a list helps tremendously. Plus,
you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you
check off items on your list.
2. Easy cleaning. Determine the areas of your home
your guests will be occupying (e.g., bathroom,
kitchen, entryway, sitting room), and clean those
rooms with a heavier hand than the rest of the
house. Don't worry too much about rooms guests
will never or rarely enter (e.g., laundry room, mas-
ter bedroom, basement). Also, clean a little bit in
each room every day, and you won't feel rushed the
days before the party.
3. Easy after-party clean up. Consider using paper
plates instead of china for serving food, and paper
napkins instead of cloth, which can be tossed right
in the garbage after use. Plastic glassware will save
you time in the kitchen as well.
4. Leftovers made simple. Before the big day, collect
colorful, festive, or interesting food containers.


Keep them on hand to fill with leftovers and give to
guests as they leave.
5. Accidents will happen. Make sure to pick up
some spot remover and paper towels on hand for
any spills or messes. You might also want to think
about moving any expensive, delicate, or special
furniture pieces to another room for safekeeping
until the party is over.

DAYS BEFORE AND THE DAY OF THE EVENT
1. Candle of attraction. If you don't have a holiday
centerpiece, don't worry, candles are a great solu-
tion. They are beautiful and perfect for the season!
Cluster cream-colored candles of varying sizes in
the middle of the table, or arrange votive or floating
candles in a row down the center of the table. Set
and light candles around other parts of the house
for a welcoming and festive glow (but make sure
they are high enough that they cannot be knocked
over by a child or pet). A scented candle in the bath-
room is also a nice touch.
2. Relaxing moment. The morning of, or a few
hours before the party, remember to take time for
yourself. Relax in a bubble bath to appear cool,
calm, and collected come party time.
3. Enjoy yourself. Don't spend the whole time wor-
rying about whether the cookies are just right or
whether everyone is having the time of their lives.
Remember your guests came to see you, not
judge your party or your home. No party is ever
perfect, but it can be a lot of fun particularly if the
host is having a good time.







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'Tis the Season for Easy, Elegant


Hu E 4 14


Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us
once again. It's said to be the most wonderful time of the year, though the busy
holiday host often feels far from wonderful when pondering menus, motifs and
more for the impending festivities.
The good news is that entertaining experts are urging this year's holiday hosts
to keep gatherings simple and stress-free to bring joy to guests and hosts alike.
The culinary minds behind Salads of the Sea, makers of the nation's best-selling
refrigerated seafood dip, suggest an easy, yet elegant, menu of finger foods and
other basics.
Try the following tips and recipes from Salads of the Sea, and you'll soon find
yourself walking in a winter wonderland, rather than wallowing in the kitchen
yet again.
* Implement an open-door policy. Instead of scheduling a sit-down dinner,
encourage friends and family to drop by your holiday party at their conven-
ience. An "open house" atmosphere means you won't be overwhelmed by
receiving all guests at one time.
* No spoons, no forks, no problem. A menu of finger foods and appetizers,
served buffet-style, is sure to please any crowd. Not only will there be some-
thing for everyone, but the less formal setup also promotes more relaxed con-
versation. Additionally, you may consider going potluck to help ease your host-
ing load.
* Less mess equals less stress. Minimize your time in the kitchen by sticking
to menu items that can be enjoyed right out of the package. For example, an
array of crackers and crudites, served with your favorite packaged dips, spreads
and cheeses, can be set out at the beginning of a holiday party and simply
replenished as needed. Seafood cheese balls from Salads of the Sea are another
"set it and forget it" holiday favorite.
* Pack your secret weapons. One or two winning recipes are all it takes to keep
your guests raving for weeks to come -- and you don't have to be a world-class
chef to pull it off. Instead, take help from store-bought items by incorporating
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Smoked Salmon

IS A HOLIDAY GIFT TRADITION


Smoked salmon is one of the easiest yet most elegant
of gourmet offerings featured every holiday season.
Whether receiving smoked salmon as a gift, or serv-
ing it to friends, don't let the season escape without
a taste of one of America's great epicurean tradi-
tions.
SeaBear, the premier purveyor of wild salmon, has
created a trio gift pack that is perfectly suited for
your holiday needs. The Smoked Salmon Trio, a
SeaBear exclusive and the No. 1 customer favorite
year after year, offers a delicious way to taste, com-
pare, and enjoy three varieties of smoked salmon
from the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Fully cooked and smoked in traditional Northwest
style, this salmon is packed in SeaBear's famous
Gold Seal pouch, so no refrigeration is required until
opened. The Trio includes 6 oz. portions of each
Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon, Smoked Wild King
Salmon, and Smoked Wild Keta Salmon. To order
the Smoked Salmon Trio and other products by
SeaBear, call 1-800-645-3474 or shop online at


www.SeaBear.com.
Looking for a new way to serve your smoked
salmon? Try this delicious appetizer.

Smoked Salmon & Artichoke Dip
Serves 8
6 ounces SeaBear Northwest Smoked Salmon
2 61/2-ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts
1 4-ounce can mild green chilies
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Drain smoked salmon, remove skin and break into
small 1/2-inch chunks. Drain and chop artichokes
and chilies, and mix with smoked salmon. Fold in
mayonnaise, cheese (hold back one tablespoon of
cheddar cheese and sprinkle over the top) and salt
and pepper. Cover and bake in a pre-heated oven at
350 F for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot
and bubbly with crackers, tortilla chips, and slices of
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* By TRIBUNE STAFF
WRITER
Sort of like your
body, your home is
your temple. So
looking after your
humble abode, and
even making it better, should
be your top priority for the
holidays because it will defi-
nitely improve your quality of.
'living and, most important of
all, quality of life.
In these somewhat depress-
ing and very tough and trying
economic times across the
world, we have to be very
careful with our.spending as
Christmas fast approaches.
And most of us Bahamians
like to party, eat up big food,
leave, the lights on and drive
all over the place aimlessly so
it's really time to cut back and,
I dare say, stop the "balling"
as they say. Just think about
other people in this world who
don't have clothes on their
back and something to quell
their hunger.
Give thanks for what you
have. Things will get far worse
and only the focused, frugal


YOUR FRONT LAWN should
be the most attractive natural
feature of your house. And it
needs to be maintained on a
regular basis...


NO MORE BLANK WALLS -A FAMILY portrait is a good way to
improve the interior of your home...


and strong-minded will sur-
vive in what we don't want to
call the second "Great
Depression".
Boy, this sounds really seri-
ous because it really is. But
anyway, in light of all this, this
does not mean that we don't
deserve to reward ourselves
with little incentives that can
make us happier and give our
homes some TLC.
And, to put the icing on the.
cake, there are a number of
ways we can improve our liv-
ing quarters without delving
deep into our pockets for
unnecessary items that cost a
pretty penny.
*CLEAN UP
First of all, have you ever
heard of the term "Spring
Cleaning"? Well, although it is
not that time of year, it's a
good way to shed some
pounds while getting rid of
some of the germs that infest
our daily lives. And your
home will eiij6y it too. .


I am not talking about the
regular clean-up that usually
takes place, or should be car-
ried out in a normal house-
hold, like putting away toys
and washing up the dishes.
' I am referring to a complete
scouring of the house, espe-
cially the bathrooms, right
down to clearing ceiling cor-
ners of dust and possibly spi-
ders' webs with a broom, dust-
ing the window sills and all
furniture and appliances with
a nicely scented cloth, cleaning
out the fridge and stove with a
bleached or disinfected tow-
el, and sweepinghe floor, yes
under, everything, even the
rug.
. Now just sit down and soak
up the joy of residing in a liv-
ing space that is pleasant and
immaculately clean. Feeling
happier yet?
*SAVE ENERGY
Secondly, one the most

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your home, inside and out


important things to do right
now is save energy in order to
cut your monthly electricity bill
in half. I know that sounds
good!
So I suggest replacing all
your bulbs with energy-saving
light bulbs they can be found
at your local grocery store or
any hardware or appliance
store.
And remember to turn off
your water heater (bathing in
cold water is also an option) if
it's not being used.
In addition, before I forget
to write it down, keep your
Christmas lights and decora-
tions at a minimum this year -
there will be less to clean up if
that'sany consolation.
NB: Electronic devices use
power even when they are
turned off so plug them out
before you go to bed. Plug out
everything but the fridge
though, that has to stay on
unfortunately.
*NO MORE BLANK
WALLS
A third and fun way to
improve the interior of your'
home is to put something on
those blank walls to take up
or trade the dead space with
something exciting.
Family portraits, pictures of
the great outdoors, paintings -
we have unique Works from a
number of skilled artists in the
Bahamas to choose from or
even a flat screen TV could do
the trick.
BUY A FEW THINGS
I know this part doesn't help
to keep the money in your
pocket but a home is a home
and it should be treated like
on.,
So purchase affordable items
like bathroom mats and towels,
incense, air freshener, bed
sheets, a nice rug for the living
room, table mats, coasters, dec-
orative mirrors, indoor plants
and don't forget, mosquito
coils come in handy.
Although I love to take my
y wife and children out to pur-
Schase an affordable trel every.


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* By PETER HOTTON
Globe Correspondent
c. 2008 The Boston
Globe
Q. Here's a funny one: My toilet is
pivoting. Not slanting or tilting or any-
thing precarious as that, but turning a
little. It is a bit loose, that seems to be
all. How can I fix it?
NANCY, by e-mail
A. Ah, there is nothing quite so dis-
combobulating as sitting on a loose,
slanting toilet, especially one that slants
forward. For Nancy, the bolts holding
down the toilet may be loose. Tighten
them with a wrench, but be careful that
you do not tighten so much that you
break the china base. If that doesn't
work, the metal flange on which the
bolts are attached is loose. Call your
favorite plumber to check otit that
flange, and to put in a new one if nec-
essary. This requires lifting the toilet,
and reinstalling it with a new wax ring.
If you don't do anything, there might
be a risk of leaking, and possible
release of sewer gas. If the toilet is
quite old, a new low-flow toilet will
save you a lot of expensive water.
Q. I have 6 to 8 inches of foundation
exposed between siding and ground,
and I am getting a lot of splashing dirt
on my siding. I was wondering if a shal-
low trench of crushed stone along that
foundation wall would help relieve that
splashing. If not, what else could work?
MITZI, Bellingham
A. Yes, that would help. Three inch
es of crushed stone will reduce splash-
ing and if any splashing does occur, it
will be clean. And, there should be no
seepage down the foundation in. any
case. A concreteapron also will work.
And here is a thought: Buy artificial
turf and lay a strip along the founda-
tion. The higher the "grass" in the fake
turf, the less water will splash. By the
way, 8 inches is the recommended min-
imum for exposing the foundation.
You are in the ballpark.


a fire hazard. The only cure is to
remove the old lights and put in new
ones that are labeled "no.clearance" or
"ventilated" or similar indication that
they can be covered with insulation.
You might be able to remove and
replace them from the room and not
from the attic.
Q. I had a new roof installed 'last
year on my ranch house with a breeze-
way and garage. They took off the old
shingles and added gutter guards. Last
winter, I had horrendous icicles up to 3-
feet long in one corner where the gut-


ters maKe,a 90-degree turn, and lesser
Q. I am getting quite a bit of cold air icicles, up to 12 inches long, along the
through the recessed lights in one of gutters. My grandson checked the gut-
my rooms. There is little access to the ters, and found them full of debris, plus
attic where the lights are installed; in 26 roofing nails, all bent and rusty. Is
fact there is no insulation around them there any. way in the world I can pre-.
in the attic floor. Can I add insulation vent those huge icicles? I called the
to stop those drafts? roofer to tell him about those nails,
ARTHUR, Lynnfield and have not heard back from him.
A. No. The recessed lights are the JUNE CLARK, Salem
old-fashioned kind and are not venti- A. Those icicles are forming because
lasted, so there should be no insulation wvaier running o er the gutter guards
) aroqpd-pr on top of them. If..there--. teezes, thenruort water runs oer the
,ere, he) would overheat and caused riltorrin'g the icicles. The 1-fooiE rs


are probably not dangerous, but those
3-footers can be, either when they fall
or when they take the gutter down with
them. Take the gutter guards off; they
are not keeping debris out of the gut-
ters and are, indeed, causing the ici-
cles. The nails, by the way, were left in
the gutter when the old roof was
removed. The roofer was negligent,
but don't expect any recourse.
* Q. The grout in my front walk was
eaten by salt. A mason offered to refill
the gaps with mortar for $1,400. So I
went to Home Depot and found a
caulking material called Sikaflex. It
worked very well but some of the
caulking was spilled on the face of the
bricks. I tried acetone, which did not
work. How can I remove those bits of
caulking,from the brick?
MARGIE HURWITZ, Newton.
A. Try Citristrip, a citrus-based paint
remover, which is less toxic than the
methylene-chloride strippers. Or, try
spot-washing with a power washer.
Q. Grass has been growing between :,
the bricks of my walkway and it is div-


ing me bananas. I tried spraying an
herbicide, but it killed the grass along
the border, where I wanted the grass to
stay. How can I get rid of the grass
without messing up other areas?
-FED UP
A. You have to be more careful with
a spray, which on windy days can wan-
der all over the place. I also do not
think it is a good idea to use herbi-
cides, even. outdoors on a calm day.
Here is how to keep after the grass
and other weeds. Pull them out bodily.
Use canvas gloves to get a better grip.
I use a strong bladed linoleum knife,
which can get into the joints between
bricks and will loosen the grass to make
it easier to pull. Then pour vinegar on
the walk. Do this in the spring and
midsummer, and you will be pretty
well free of weeds and grass on and in
the walk.
Q. have some leftover boiled linseed
oil. Can I oil my wood gutters with
that? Also, I am leaving the two top
units of my triple decker empt. while I
-do renot ations. I keep-them at.-55:
degrees. Would it be OK to turn off the


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heat? The walls have blown-in cellulose
but I am concerned it might be set-
. tling.
HARD WORKING
A. You can use that oil, but it would
be better to cut it half and half with
paint thinner, to make it easier to apply
and make it soak in better. As for turn-
ing off the heat, you will save a bundle
and in an insulated house chances are
. very good the temperature will stay
above freezing. If there have been no
frozen pipes in the past, chances are
pretty good that there will be no freez-
ing in the future. The cellulose was
blown in under pressure and, done
right, there is no settling. And here is
one more idea: Turn off the heat in
the second floor unit and leave it at 50
degrees in the third-floor unit. The
middle unit will be sandwiched
between two warm units and should
stay cool but safe.
Q. My house is 13 years old and
already the 4-by-6 pine posts and pine
shutters are oozing with sap. The pine
must be inferior. Or not dry enough.
How can I remove it and is there any
way to seal it in or stop it from oozing?
ELLEN FERRARA,
Covington, La.
A. Seal it or stop it? It will ooze
through any paint. The wood can be
green (full of water) or wonderfully
dried, but it can doze. Quality of pine
or any other wood has nothing to do
with it, I believe. Of course, you can
buy fat wood from Georgia, chuck full
of sap, but it is used for kindling. Kiln-
dried wood may contain less sap, but I
have a couple of 2-by-8s indoors that
ooze the sap. At least the 240-year-old
hewn beams indoors do not ooze.
For you, keep removing the sap and
hope for the best. If the sap is soft and
sticky, wipe it with rubbing or dena-
tured alcohol. If it is hard and chippy,
chip it off.
Ellen also had a terrific cure for wall-
papering woes. "To remove wallpaper,
use cheap old white vinegar. It will also
dissolve the paste. The paper just peels
right off. I use it half and half with
water."
Globe Handyman on Call Peter
Hotton is available from 1 to 6 pm,
Tuesday to answer questions on house
repair.
Call him at 617-929-2930. Hotton
also chats online about house mat-
ters from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursdays.
7o participate, go to
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trained on a regular basis.
Instead of hiring somebody
to do the work, make. an effort
yourself to trim the hedges
and clear up any junk or
garbage that might be lying
around. This is an eyesore for
you and possible home buy-
ers.
And you will be surprised
at how rewarded you feel to
know that you have gotten
something done on your own -
and you still have the money
in your pocket.
* PLANT FLOWERS,
TREES
A beautiful garden with a
patch of different types of veg-
etables and native flowers is a
bonus, providing a hint of
tranquility outdoors.
Gardening is a relaxing, ful-
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on vacation or retired. Take
advantage of Mother Nature
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your family with a healthy har-
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* A SPLASH OF PAINT
A fresh coat of paint (you


can change the colour if you
want) is always a winner for a
house, young or old. The out-
side of your home, will look
like new. After a hard day,
you will feel as if it's all worth
the work when you reach
home.


* SOLAR POWER


Installing solar panels on
your windows and roof might
prove to be very expensive but
you won't be sorry. In the long
run, they are sure to save you
thousands of hard-earned dol-
lars.


Environmental Technolo-
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with a focus on alternative
energy products, has intro-
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N By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL R e o
Business Reporter -


Environmental Tech-
nologies Group, a
new company with
a focus on alterna-
tive-energy products, has intro-
duced its first item a solar
paneled golf cart designed to
be both environmentally friend-
ly and cost effective.
In an interview with Tribune
Business, Herbert Scott, the
company's president, explained
that they were led to create the
company out of a desire to alle-
viate high fuel costs and the fact
that the Bahamas' natural
resources needed to be pro-
tected.
The company's chief operat-
ing officer is Keith Bethel and
there are several other
unnamed investors.
"In particular, we chose this
time, because the technology is
here that will allow you to take
everyday items and make them
more environmentally friend-
ly. As an island nation, if some-
thing happens, we will be the
first tq be affected, so we need
to do our part to reduce energy
usage.
One of the first items that the
company decided to offer
Bahamians is solar powered
golf carts.
"We thought this product
would be very viable in the
Bahamas, given the amount of *
golf courses throughout the
"country, the number of small
islands and cays which utilize
them as a primary source of
transportation, and private
communities and businesses
that may 'use them for trans-
port and security, we will be
targeting all those places."
He explained that the golf
carts are powered by a solar.
panel on the roof and come
equipped with a back up power
supply which kicks in when it is
cloudy or for night time use. In
addition to the fully loaded cart,
the company also provides
.retro kits, which can transform
electric carts into solar powered
ones. "We have actually gotten
quite a bit of interest, in the
retro kits," he said.
Mr Scott said that the solar


carts will cost about $1,500
more than their counterparts,
but will pay that difference off
within a year in fuel savings.
The cost to refit depends upon
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the type of cart and its voltage outlined in the budget for solar
and will also repay itself in a and alternative items. "We do
few months, he said. have to pay duty on the golf
The company is able to ben- carts, but not on the solar pan-
efit froji the tax concessions els," he explained.


A NEW COMPANY, Environmental Technologies Group, intends to bring
in several other products in the near future such as solar refrigerator;,
freezers (shown here) and panels...

The company intends to were working on lines thds
bring in several other products putting them in jeopardy. Ho+-
in the near future such as solar ever, he said the technology q'f
refrigerators and freezers, as the solar power will enable it
well as a solar power back up. to automatically shut off whey
Considering laws about uti- BEC is ensuring that power is
lizing one's own power, Mr not sent until it is safe to do s6.
Scott said the solar back up To date, the company hds
would work just as a generator, invested about $50,000 in ini-
cutting in when BEC power is tial start up costs and the puL-
not available. chase of sample carts and retro
Mr Scott also noted that one kits. Eventually, they intend to
of the biggest concerns-that build a showroom with sample|
BEC has about feeding power products.
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