The Tribune
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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 22, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Family and

lawyer say
details of

have not

been turned
over to AG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE family and lawyer of a
man shot by a police officer in
Andros on September 2, 2007,
claim the file holding details of
the police investigation has gone
Kenneth Russell was shot at
close range while at a bar in
Lowe Sound, Andros, after an
alleged confrontation with offi-
cers from a mobile patrol unit.
Now, more than a year later, a
coroner's inquest has yet to be
opened, according to lawyer
Mario Gray.
"It has not been classified as a
murder as yet," said Mr Gray.
"That is the whole purpose of
the coroner's inquest: to see if
there is any criminal liability.
"Recently, the file has seemed
to disappear, and I say disap-
pear because the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office is now saying that
they don't have any record of
the file being turned over."
Mr Gray, as Well as Kenneth's
mother Alma Russell, said they
were notified by police that the
investigation had been com-
The next step would have
been for the file to be given to
the Attorney General's Office.
However, when the family and
Mr Gray contacted the office,
they were told that the file was
not there. '
"There may be persons
involved in the system who do
not want to see justice brought
to a head," said Mr Gray.
He said he was assured by
then Police Commissioner Paul
Farquharson that the investiga-
tion would be completed and
then handed over to the AG's
"When justice is thwarted by
those individuals who do not
wish to see justice happen, sure-
ly there must be a rise and a call
from those of us who are able to
speak on behalf of those waiting
to see justice done," said Mr
SEE page nine

SOL KERZNER'S new $1.5bn Atlantis resort in Dubai celebrated in style on Thursday night with its official launch party. A host of A-list celebrities attend-
ed the event to see pop star Kylie Minogue perform and a fireworks display reportedly 'visible from space'. The atmosphere at the $20m bash was in
stark contrast to that on Paradise Island, where the Bahamas' very own Atlantis recently laid off 800 workers.

Si i
Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT The seri-
ous threat of piracy off the
east coast of Africa and the
growing shortage'of sea-
farers in the maritime
industry are among some
of the primary concerns of
the International Maritime
Miguel Palameres, IMO
director of the Marine
Environment Division, said
the issue of piracy is of
"great concern" to the
organisation, seafarers, and
members of the global
maritime community.
"There is great concern
about the escalation of this
SEE page nine

Bahamians won't
need visas for EU
travel next year
BY SPRING next year,
Bahamians travelling to Euro-
pean Union countries for a
*vacation will be able to enjoy
the convenience, of not having
to apply for visas.
'A visa waiver agreement was
initialled yesterday by repre-
sentatives of the Bahamas and
the European Commission.
Bahamas High Commission-
er to the UK Paul Farquharson
and Jean-Louis De Brouwer of
the EC signed the document,
which will now go t6 the coun-
cil, which will consult with the
European Parliament before
At the end of the ratification
process, Bahamian nationals
along with citizens from Barba-
dos, Antigua and Barbuda,
Mauritius, St Kitts and Nevis
and the Seychelles, will no
longer be required to apply for
visas for entry into European
Union countries.
Negotiations for the agree-
ment began in 2006 with a
transfer of the six developing
countries from the list of coun-
tries whose nationals are
SEE page nine


sales have '

dropped by,

'up to 40

per cent,

LOCAL numbers retailers
claim that in the past three
months, due to the economic
downturn, sales have dropped
by.40 per cent at some locations
in Nassau.
Speaking with The Tribune on
condition of anonymity, a promi-
nent retailer claimed that the dip
in the global economy is hitting
his business hard as Bahamians
are now cutting back on playing
the local and international lot-
"S'iles are down. Sales are
down drastically. Instead ofplay-
ing normally $5 and $10, people
are putting a quarter on a num-
ber hoping to win $200. So the
lines might still be long.but rev-
SEE page nine

Fire forces

shutdown of
floor at COB
Tribune Staff Reporter
OFFICIALS at the College
of the Bahamas were forced to
shut down an entire floor of one
of its main buildings after a fire
erupted in a restroom in one of
the employees' lounges.
At around 9.15am yesterday,
Kim Colby, an employee at the
college, said she became
alarmed by the smell of smoke
from the men's restroom on the
third floor of the Portia M
SEE page nine


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their free time yesterday to paint
and do repairs at the Ranfurly
Home for Children.
Pictured right is Deputy Chief
of Mission at the US Embassy
Tim Zuniga Brown commending
trie US Coast Guard on their

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o In brief

Three in custody
after discovery
of firearm and

A 25-YEAR-OLD man
and two 24-year-old women
were taken into police cus-
tody on Thursday after
police discovered an illegal
firearm and ammunition in
a private residence off Cow-
pen Road.
Shortly after 10pm on
Thursday, officers of the
Central Detective Unit
(CDU) searched a home in
Silver Gates. Police found a
.9mm handgun with 16 live
rounds of ammunition in a
baby crib.
TWO gunmen entered.
Bristol Wines Company
located in Coral Harbour
and robbed that establish-
ment of an undetermined
amount of cash shortly
before 5pm on Thursday.
Immediately thereafter,
the men made their get-
away in a burgundy Nissan
Bluebird. Officers from the
Carmichael Road Police
Station responded, and
shortly after the incident
stopped a car fitting the
description given with two
men inside.
The two men, aged 22
and -25, both of Gladstone
Road, were taken into
police custody,

Former hotel
worker trying to
find money to
keep her home
A FORMER hotel work-
er and mother is desperate-
ly trying to find money to
keep her home on Lumum-
ba Lane after being laid off
from the job in recent
The woman, who didn't
wish to be identified by
nane, told The Tribune
thatshe was surprised when
interested home buyers
stopped by tviw -the
house, asking if they had
come to theetight place and
if it was the house that was
being advertised in the
"Some peopleactually
came 'o seethe place and I
told them they could come
and look inside if they
wanted, to but I also said
That I was trying to keep my
house;'.' she said.
Apparently, there was a
for sale ad in the newspaper
for the three bedroom, two
and-a-half bathroom home
off Fox Hill Road with a
selling price of just over
THE Monthly meeting of
the Commonwealth Writ-
ers of the Bahamas
(TCWB) will be held on
Saturday November 22nd,
2008 at Chapter One Book
Store at the College of the
Bahamas, beginning at.
1pm. Writers, Published
Authors and all interested
persons are invited to
attend. Parents of Junior
Writers are requested to
accompany them to the



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from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

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Reports of mini-nuclear

reactor talks are denied

Tribune Staff Reporter
Bahamas Electricity Corporation have
denied reports of talks with an American
company about the feasibility of
installing a mini-nuclear reactor to pro-
vide cheap energy in this country.
Despite comments made by New Mex-
ico, USA based Hyperion Power Gen-
eration's chief executive officer, John
Deal, who appeared in the international
news media suggesting that his company
is discussing bringing the technology to
this country, the government and BEC
claim no knowledge of any such thing.
The report appeared in science maga-
zines, The Times and The Guardian 6f
London, and US based news reports.

In an interview with The Tribune yes-
terday, John Deal said his company
began talks with the Bahamas about the
feasibility of introducing nuclear power
to this country "six months ago" -
around the time that BEC began solicit-
ing bids from alternative energy compa-
nies to provide a diversified energy mix
for this country.
The "septic tank-sized" nuclear reactor
has been hailed internationally as a nov-
el new means of generating power in an

age where coun-
tries are becom-
ing increasingly
concerned about
moving away
from dependence
on oil.
The power
generated is
expected to be
retailed at around
ten cents per kilo-
watt for up to 10
years a far cry
from the almost
25 cents per kilo-
watt fuel sur-

(left) and BEC boss Kevin
not aware of any talks wi

charge Bahamians were paying in
August of this year, when many con-
sumers were disconnected, or had their
disposable income slashed drastically.
The Bahamian government and BEC
committed themselves this year to reduc-
ing the country's dependence on costly
and dirty oil, bought in from abroad.
Minister of the Environment Earl
Deveaux has previously emphasised the
potential of solar, wind, wave or ocean
thermal power in the Bahamas as avail-
able sources of renewable energy upon
which this country could rely instead of
depending on oil for 99. per cent of our
Yesterday, both Mr Deveaux and
BEC boss Kevin Basden said they were
not aware of any talks with Hyperion. Mr

Basden said BEC
is not presently
;" 'nuclear power as
a generation
option, while Mr
E Deveaux noted
that at present the
Bahamas does
not have the nec-
essary regulatory
framework to
deal with the
ronment Earl Deveaux introduction of
n Basden said they were nuclear power.
th Hyperion. Nuclear power
is normally asso-
ciated with gigawatt-scale facilities cost-
ing billions of dollars and requiring huge
teams of scientists and engine. to main-

Hyperion's plan would see the esti-
mated $25 million septic tank-sized pow-
er module buried beneath the earth, and
run by operators from the local utility
The energy is around five to 10 times
cheaper to produce than solar or wind
Mr Deal said it is also safe because it
has no moving parts and if it heats up
beyond ascertain point it automatically
shuts down, unlike the reactor which

caused the deadly Chernobyl
nuclear disaster in the former Soviet
"As far as communities such as the
Bahamas are concerned, you'd be hard
pressed to come up with something that
was as safe, period," he said.
"We've got probably a five year back-
log (on.orders) and we're not even out to
market yet. It's just incredible. The
response has been really high," said Mr
Countries including Panama, the Cay-
man Islands and remote communities in
the US are among those. who have
expressed an interest. Firm orders have
been placed by a number of African
countries as well as the Czech Republic,
said Mr Deal.
He claimed talks in the Bahamas have
focused around issues such as what
licensing requirements exist, as well as
what demand.
"The Bahamas definitely meets all of
our criteria. Need drives a lot of things,
and I definitely think there's an oppor-
tunity there for us to help out the
Bahamas," said Mr Deal.
He said that prior to signing a deal
with any country, Hyperion is committed
to consulting with the community and
educating them about the proposal.
"We want to involve the community
from the get-go. We're not going any
place where people don't want us," he

POLICE this week seized
$8,000 worth of marijuana and a
large number of illegal ammu-
nition in South Andros.
South Andros police, assisted
by officers of the Drug Enforce-
ment Unit (DEU), were in the
settlement of Mangrove Cay on
Tuesday, acting on a tip from a
member of the public, when
they saw two men in a dark Nis-
san Maxima at around 5.30pm.
Upon seeing the officers, the
passenger got out of the car and
fled the area. The driver then
attempted to speed off, but was

hindered by the officers.
He then got out of the vehicle
and ran, dropping a clear plastic
bag in a bushy area.
Examining the package, the
officers found eight pounds of
marijuana, A 40-year-old man
was taken in for questioning in
connection with this matter.
A day after the incident,
South Andros police and DEU
officers carried out a search of a
home in the settlement of High
Hidden behind a wooden
fence on the property, officers

Ministry says roadside vending sites
should be kept in clean condition
THE Ministry of the Environment is telling all roadside vendors
with "dilapidated, unkempt and or abandoned stalls and lunch.
vans" that these and similar structures will be removed from pub-
lic open spaces by the Department of Physical Planning or Envi-
ronmental Health Services.
The ministry issued a statement, which said persons who are
engaged in roadside vending should maintain the sites in a clean
"Further, they are encouraged to maintain their stalls and other
structures in a state of good repair as those found in an unsatis-
factory condition would be subject to demolition and disposal," it
The ministry also announced that it will not, as a general policy,
be issuing permits for the placement of any signs or structures on
roundabouts or other traffic instruments in the Bahamas.
"Any unauthorised signs and/or structures erected or displayed
will be removed from these areas and properly disposed of by the
relevant government agency," the ministry said.

Public advised on unauthorized
parking, derelict vehicle removal

The Ministry of the Envi-
ronment has warned that it
begin will tow vehicles parked
in public parks or on verges
or median strips.
The ministry issued a state-
ment yesterday announcing
that from now on, all cars
found parked in these areas
will be removed at the owner's
It added: "The public is also
hereby notified that effective
immediately, the Department
of Environmental Health Ser-

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removal of abandoned and
derelict vehicles from all road-
sides, verges, parks and other
public open spaces within
New Providence. Owners are
therefore advised to urgently
remove and properly secure
any such vehicless)"
The Ministry of the Envi-
ronment requested the full co-
operation of the public in this
exercise, as it seeks to improve
the environs of New Provi-

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found a large tube container.
Inside the container were a
Ruger sub-machine gun, 20 live
rounds of hollow tip ammuni-
tion, live rounds of .40 ammu-
nition, 50 live rounds of .22,
ammunition, 5 live rounds of
.223 ammunition, nine shotgun,
shells, and four potted marijua-
na plants ranging in height
between eight and 10 inches.
Two men, aged 44 and '32,
from the High Rock communi-
ty were taken in for questioning
jn connection with the discovery
f weapons and ammunition.

Marijuana, illegal ammunition

are seized in South Andros

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EVERYONE'S talking about a new
New Deal, for obvious reasons. In 2008,
as in 1932, a long era of Republican polit-
ical dominance came to an'end in the face
of an economic and financial crisis that, in
voters' minds, both discredited the GOP's
free-market ideology and undermined its'
claims of competence.
And for those on the progressive side of
the political spectrum, these are hopeful
There is, however, another and more
disturbing parallel between 2008 and 1932
- namely, the emergence of a power vac-
uum at the height of the crisis.
The interregnum of 1932-1933, the long
stretch between the election and the actu-
al transfer of power, was disastrous for the
.U.S. economy, at least in part because the
outgoing administration had no credibility,
the incoming administration had no author-
ity and the ideological chasm between the
two sides was too great to allow concerted
action. And the same thing is happening
It's true that the interregnum will be
shorter this time: FDR wasn't inaugurated
until March; Barack Obama will move into
the White House on Jan. 20. But crises
move faster these days.
How much can go wrong 'in the two
months before Obama takes the oath of
The answer, unfortunately, is: A lot. Con-
sider how much darker the economic pic-
ture has grown since the failure of Lehman
Brothers, which took place just over two
months ago.
And the pace of deterioration seems to
be accelerating.
Mist obviously, we're in the midst of
the worst stock market crash since the
Great Depression: The Standard & Poor's
500-stock index has now fallen more than
50 per cent from its peak. Other indica-
tors are arguably even more disturbing:
unemployment claims are surging, manu-
facturing production is plunging, interest
rates on corporate bonds --which reflect
investor fears of default 7--are soaring,
which will almost surely lead to a sharp
fall in business spending. The prospects
for the economy look much grimmer now
than they did as little as a week or two
Yet economic policy, rather than
responding to the threat, seems to have
gone on vacation.
In particular, panic has returned to the
credit markets, yet no new rescue plan is in
On the contrary, Henry Paulson, the
Treasury secretary, has announced that he
won't even go back to Congress for the
second half of the $700 billion already
approved for financial bailouts. And finan-

cial aid for the beleaguered auto industry is
being stalled by a political standoff.
How much should we worry about what
looks like two months of policy drift? At
minimum, the next two months will inflict
serious pain on hundreds of thousands of
Americans, who will lose their jobs, their
homes, or both.
. What's really troubling, however, is the
possibility that some of the damage being
done right now will be irreversible. I'm
concerned, in particular, about the two D's:
deflation and Detroit.
About deflation: Japan's "lost decade" in
the 1990s taught economists that it's very
hard to get the economy moving once
expectations of inflation get too low (it
doesn't matter whether people literally
expect prices to fall).
Yet there's clear deflationary pressure
on the U.S. economy right now, and every
month that passes without signs of recovery
increases the odds that we'll find ourselves
stuck in a Japan-type trap for years.
About Detroit: There's now a real risk
that, in the absence of quick federal aid, the
Big Three automakers and their network of
suppliers will be forced into liquidation -
that is, forced to shut down, lay off all their
workers and sell off their assets. And if
that happens, it will be very hard to bring
them back.
Now, maybe letting the, auto companies
die is the right decision, even though an
auto industry, collapse would be a huge
blow to an already slumping economy. But
it's a decision that should be taken care-
fully, with full consideration of the costs
and benefits not a decision taken by
default, because of a political standoff
between Democrats who want Paulson to'
use some of that $700 billion and a lame-
duck administration that's trying to force
Congress to divert funds from a fuel-effi-
ciency programme instead.
Is economic policy completely paralyzed
between now and Jan. 20? No, not com-
pletely. Some useful actions are being tak-
For example, Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac, the lending agencies, have taken the
helpful step of declaring a temporary halt
to foreclosures, while Congress has passed
a badly needed extension of unemploy-
ment benefits how that the White House
has dropped its opposition.
But nothing is happening on the policy
front that is remotely commensurate with
the scale of the economic crisis. And it's
scary to think how much more can go
wrong before Inauguration Day.

(This article was written by
Paul Krugman c.2008
New York Times News Service).

Where is economic

stimulus packet

for the Bahamas?

EDITOR, The Tribune.
MANY of the world's rep-
utable economists and" financial
gurus agree that there is a pend-
ing worldwide economic melt-
down, the degree of the melt-
down is uncertain at this time.
Countries like America, Japan
and recently China are all pro-
viding "stimulus packets" to help
their economies and to cushion
the devastating blows that their
citizens would potentially face if.
nothing is done to protect their
Many middle class and poor
Bahamian families are out of
work, hurting and without hope.

Where is the visionary leadership
that seeks to create a bipartisan,
all inclusive, extensive national
plan that promotes a higher level
of expectation and true indepen-
dence for Bahamians? A vision
is needed that propels and posi-
tions us rightly into a first-world
status. This is not the time for
political grandstanding and petty
indifference; we need to solidify
ourselves as Bahamians and
throw off the partisan caps until

The lame-duck economy

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

we can steer ourselves out of this
unprecedented economic dilem-'
ma with minimum fallout.
Obviously the Bahamas like
many other Caribbean nations
does not have the economic lever-
age and posture that America,
China and Japan enjoys. How-
ever neither country started out
as world leaders, their respective
leaders saw the potential of the
countries, got a vision of the
future, sat down with stake hold-
ers of the country and planned
for their individual journeys.
The Hon Hubert A Ingraham;
Prime Minister of The Bahamas,
in a public address to the nation
gave a somewhat pessimistic
report on the state of the econo-
my with very little hope. Howev-
er to the Prime Minister's credit
he advised Bahamians to be pru-
dent in spending, re-write their
mortgages if necessary and even
promised a provisional unem-
ployment benefit plan to be
implemented. He further advised
Bahamians of payment arrange-
ments his government had
already implemented with BEC
in an effort to provide help for
distressed citizens struggling to
pay their electricity bill. Addi-
tionally social services would give
financial relief to families that are
without food or other essentials. I
believe these gestures by the gov-
ernment are necessary and com-
mendable; but they are not near-
ly enough. A reasonable subse-
quent question is, "what happens
to these persons that are unable
to pay their electricity bill in the
ensuing months?. When persons
have used up the temporary pro-
visions and the government is
unable to do more, then what? I
am reminded of an old adage that
says, "Give a man a fish you have
fed him for a day, teach a man to
fish and you have fed him for a
lifetime," An empowered people
in a diversified infrastructurally
developed country equals success
without limitation. -
WhAt about an economic stim-
ulus packet for the Bahamas, Mr
Prime Minister? Mr Ingraham
spoke about capital investments
that are on-line and ready to go.
It's good that the government will
continue with these projects, how-
ever considering the massive chal-
lenges of unemployment this
country is now facing, this is
merely a drop in the bucket. The
government needs to do much
more to help maintain stability in
our country. A substantial con-
struction initiative, carefully
planned would undoubtedly play
a major role in the reduction of
domestic violence and criminality
in our society.
Additionally the' Bahamas
Development bank, if properly
structured and managed can part-
nership with Bahamian enter-
prises to create state of the art
chicken farms, crop farms, and
fish farms. (The pioneering list of
entrepreneurship is only limited
to the writing space in this arti-
-cle). We need to move towards
feeding ourselves, now is the time
to get serious about the future of
this country. No more third world
banana republic mentality'. We
have some of the brightest minds
in the Bahamas....Let us throw
down the measuring stick of
mediocrity and divisive politics
that keeps us bound to a third
world status, especially in our
government'systems. Let's reach
for a new stick of excellence in
the first world. With all the intel-
lectual human resources we have
in this country; "We can do it."
Let's be clear, deliberate and
direct about our initiatives to
diversify our economy. In order
to achieve this ambitious chal-
lenge, the government of the
Bahamas along with the stake-
holders of this country would
have to develop a very extensive
bipartisan plan of stewardship,
unparalleled vision and wisdom
to borrow the necessary amount
of money and a sensible approach
to pay back the money. The
amount needed could very well
be in the billions of dollars; but I
believe the benefit to the country
would far outweigh the burden
of a nationally unprecedented
loan. Such actions would help us
shield ourselves and lessen the
blow of a prevailing American
Private enterprises and entre-
preneurship would also excel to a
new level due to the tremendous
leverage afforded to them by a
"stimulus packet." It is time to
take some of the eggs out of that
one "tourism" basket. I know this
is easier said than done; but, "the
road to a thousand miles begins
with the first step", let's plan the
journey together and start step-
ping, now! Forward, upwards,
onwards and together.
November, 2008.

Give us fair and

balanced reporting
EDITOR, The Tribune.
I JUST had to write this morning after again listening to foolish par-
tisan politics this morning during the news on one of the radio stations.
One time ago I enjoyed listening to news on this particular Bahamian
radio station, because I thought that it was fair and balanced, but
since the departure of the former news director, the news at this station
leaves much to be desired.
This morning a Bahamian attorney was interviewed, no not inter-
viewed, he was allowed to give his position on what happened on
Paradise Island last week. As I listened, I groaned within. I groaned
because, he ran on with foolishness as to why the action should not have
been done the way it was done, he continued in his rhetoric asking -
where is the hotel union president, he further stated that when Prime
Minister Ingraham gave his address last week, he should have advised
the country that these workers were going home; were theie foreign
workers sent home and on and on and on, his final question was to the
legality of the exercise. Throughout this presentation, there was no
interjection from the other side of the microphone with regard to
world events that could have factored into the painful decision that had
to be made by the management of the resort.
This same station then allowed another statement from a "member
of parliament wanna-be" who leads a political party and who has nev-
er won his own constituency seat. To me this individual has substance
once in a while, but this morning was not one of those times in my opin-
I sometimes wonder whether these persons listen or research what
is going on in the world. Whether you agreed.withmthe-Senior Manag,
er or not when he gave his response to the action that was taken last
week as he was interviewed by a top journalist this past Monday- your'
thoughts might have been good, interesting.
What company once they have laid you off provide assistance with
regard to resume preparation and job 'interview instructions? Former
employees take advantage of these opportunities.
It is sad what is going on in the country with regards to lay-offs, unfor-
tunately globally we are facing a recession, and some countries, sur-
prisingly Japan is one of them, are already in recession.
At this time persons who have been. laid off and have received
packages should use what they have been given financially wisely,
they should be encouraged to know that this is not the end of the
world. I believe that in every disappointment there is an appoint-
For some persons you might have always wanted to do something
else, but you were afraid to move in another direction, because you
were so dependent on that particular position you had.
Five years ago I was laid off from a job that I thought I would have
retired from. For me my department was advised some six months
before it happened that we might have to close our department. When
it happened, my former employer and I shook hands, and I was on my
way with over 30K in my hands. I started my own business. Not every
day is a good day, not every month is a good month, but I have been
able to sustain it for five.years and I am proud. My former employer
and I have a good relationship and that company supports my company.
I have seen this same model come out of what happened at BTC
years ago. Former employers formed companies and are to this-day still
supported by the mother company.
As Bahamians we have to be more global in our thinking and our
outlook on life. How: about going to another country and working. I
have a good friend who has lived overseas in prior years along with his
family. They decided to take the opportunity of his layoff to return to
that European country. He has already received two job offers -
one from his former employer.
Good for the Bahamas we have excellent regulations in place when
it comes to our financial services and I believe that we Will be okay as
a people.
Bahamians, let's help to feed, clothe and generally assist each other
genuinely as a people we have done it before and we will do it again.
We need to stop this continual partisan hostility in The Bahamas, it
gets us nowhere and stifles" our progress.
Reporters and journalists alike need to bring more information to the
Bahamian people when they are reporting and give us fair and balanced
reporting. As a nation we have grown up and no longer desire milk, but
we are looking for meat on the platter of information you are serving
us, or we will switch stations from local to regional or nationally and
internationally if we have to.
November 19, 2008.


NOTICE is hereby given that KEVIN ORELIEN of PODOLEO
STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen ofThe Bahamas, andthat 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 15TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that GEORGE CLEOPHAT of
NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Large wholesale company is looking for a

Chief Operations Officer

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

or mir. Sawyer




O In brief

Woman is

charged with


A 27-YEAR-OLD woman
was charged with possession
of one and a half pounds of
According to court dockets,
Latoya Charlotte Coakley, of
West Avenue, on Tuesday,
November 18, was found in
possession of a quantity of
marijuana with the intent to
supply. It is alleged that Coak-
ley was found in possess pn of
285 packages containing one
and a half pounds of marijua-
na. Coakley, who was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel at Court No
8 Bank Lane on Wednesday
afternoon, pleaded not guilty
to the charge. A bail hearing
has been set for November 21.

Shooting victim


in hospital
Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT The victim of
last week's shooting at Garden
Villas continues to recover at
Rand Memorial Hospital, where
he is now listed as in "fair con-
Assistant Supt Loretta Mack-
ey said Troy Johnson Rolle con-
tinues to improve in hospital
where he has been detained for
a week following the shooting.
Mr Rolle, 29, was discovered
in the area of Building 47 last
Friday suffering from multiple
gunshot wounds.
According to police reports,
Mr Rolle was involved in an
argument with another man.
Calvin Newton, 25, a resident
of 168 Grenfell Avenue, is want-
ed by police for questioning in
connection of with the shoot-
ing. "
According to police; Newton
is considered armed and
extremely dangerous and should
be approached with caution. He
is of medium brown complex-
ion with brown eyes. He is five
feet, six inches tall, of muscular
build and weighs about 180 lbs.
Assistant Supt Mackey is ask-
ing anyone with information
about the suspect to call police
in Grand Bahama at 352-9774/5
or 350-3107/8, 911.


PICTURED FROM left are Eddie Dumas, Hairy Bowe and Brian
Smith, who will be among an expected large turnout when marchers
parade through the streets of Nassau on Saturday.

Two get prison

sentences for

drug charges

TWO men have been convict-
ed and sentenced to serve three
and four years in prison respec-
tively on drug charges.
Delton Cartwright, 35, of
Mayaguana and Brian Hanna, 30,
fof Spring -Point Acklins were
charged ini2007 with possession
df'rharijuana with the intent to
supply, conspiring to possess mar-
ijuana with the intent to supply as
well as escape.
Court dockets alleged that the
men committed the offenses on
Monday March 5,2007.
According to police reports,'
the men were arrested onboard a
17 foot Boston Whaler in the
It was reported that four cool-
ers and a five gallon bucket con-
taining 21 taped packages of mar-
ijuana were found onboard the
According to the prosecution,
together the drugs weighed 110
pounds and had a street value of

The men were arrested and
taken to the Black Point Police
Station in Exuma, however they
managed to escape by kicking
open a cell door there.
The two men were apprehend-
ed sometime later in an aban-
doned building in Farmer's Cay,
Both men stood trial in rela-
tion to the offenses and on Thurs-
day Magistrate Carolita Bethel
convicted them both. Cartwright
was sentenced to serve three
years in prison and pay a fine of
$50,000 or serve an additional
year in jail.
Hanna was sentenced to four
years in prison and also fined
$50,000. If he fails to pay he will
serve and additional year.
He was sentenced to serve a
year on the .escape charge which
is to run concurrently with his
sentence on the drug charge.
Magistrate Bethel ordered that
the boat be confiscated and the
drugs destroyed.
Inspector Ercell Dorsette pros-
ecuted the trial.

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ORGANISERS ot a pro-hj.-ngine march in
Nassau this weekend are expecting hundreds. to
turn Out in suppo It.
The\ helihc\ Bahamians iarc keen to halt
the spread ol "gangsterism" in the land and
put to death those \\ ho murder innocent peo-
"e are e\pLccing hundreds, to attend.
"\\e need to te,.ll the public I: hat need, to, be
done." s,id \\ '.rker' PartI leIder Rodne',
"The nation s min c si. Hundreds mur-
derers are on the streets, w witnesses are beine,
mtimid.ited and thel Attorney General's (-fficL
seems. I be impotent in hi singing ca.sc'- to
court." he ';id.
A message needed to be sent to parliament
urging remino\al of all impediments to the death
penalty being carried out.
Opposition to 'capital punishment was, he
added, contrary to the teachings of the Bible.
"There is a meltdown in the administration of

lUstic JiL d n the country is on its \\a\ to hell." he
Toi,,L\ "march. \ which starts at 9am at Yellow
Elder (Jardens. is aimed at mobilising those
\ ho Icel strongly that hanging is the right
response to the high murder rate.
Feelings v.Lre running high. said Mr Moncur.
oler the lc\el of "murder and mayhem" in the
-Peiple aire \err upset and paranoid aboul
it." lie added. "\\'e are bordering on gangster-
ism It is not God s \%ill that his children are
murdered and their killers go unpunished. It is
aeainln the Bible.
"An\one \\ho argues against capital punish-
ment coes against God's decision that mur-
d rers be executed for taking the life of anoth-
"Any Christian who argues against that is
not righteous."
A mock gallows with a "hanging man" will
be on display during the march.

Pro-gambling group claims govt

failed to respond to meeting request

The Ad-Hoc Committee
for Gaming Reform said
both the Gaming Board and
the Ministry of Tourism
failed to respond to requests
for a meeting about the coun-
try's "restrictive and discrim-
inatory" gaming laws.
The committee has issued
a second direct request for a
meeting to Senator Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace, the
minister of tourism.
According to the commit-
tee, the Gaming Board earli-
er agreed to help in the effort
,to petition the government
to formally take steps leading
to legislative reform.

The committee said it
therefore expected to have a
date for a meeting with
senior government officials
before now.
In a statement issued yes-
terday, the committee said
the current practice prohibit-
ing Bahamians from gaming
is "unacceptable in the minds
of the majority of Bahami-
ans", and noted that chair-
man of the Gaming Board,
Malcolm Adderley, has
openly advocated for a
review of gaming laws.
The Ad-Hoc Gaming
Committee said it is asking
the government to formally

appoint a select committee
to begin the legislative review
process. It said it expects to
enjoy the support of the
Gaming Board in this regard.
Committee chairperson
Sidney Strachan said: "We
know from the public reac-
tion and on-going discussion
that legislative reform is top
of mind with Bahamians.
We'd hoped that the govern-
ment understood this and
attached some urgency to a.
"For whatever reason, the
government has not been
responsive. Ouir hoped is that
this will change.


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School talent show

held to raise bus funds

Tribune Staff Reporter
CENTRAL Andros High School parents, teachers and
students came out in mass numbers yesterday to host a tal-
ent show in an effort to raise money for a badly needed
school bus.
Guests were entertained with singing, dancing, modelling
shows, poetry readings and skits put on by the CAHS fami-
ly. Parents did not leave the exhibitions to the children -
many of them got involved and displayed their own talents.
The teachers got involved as well, putting on student uni-
forms and staging an impromptu reenactment of how the
students interact with each other in class.
CAHS principal Maxine Forbes said the school's goal is
to raise about $15,000 for the bus as well as other funds to
be used in many areas of the school.
"We want the school bus because our kids live in Andros
but they are not really able to explore the island because of
the transportation issues," Mrs Forbes said.
Mrs Forbes said she was amazed that the event went so
smoothly, as they only had three days to put everything
"I believe in doing your best with what you have. We
were not expecting this amount of people to show up to
support the event," Mrs Forbes said.
John Goodman, father of one of the children participat-
ing in the talent show, said he feels the event was fabulous
and that the children did very well.


"I think the show went well based on the performances
of the children in the time the teachers had to work with
them. As a parent we have been back and forth throughout
the week and Mrs Forbes along with the other teachers
really put a lot of work into it," Mr Goodman said.
Mrs Forbes said she would like to see more of the alumni
of the school coming back to support the students.
"We have a lot of Androsians who graduated from
CAHS and they are doing well for themselves. It would be
nice to see them come back and have the children see an
Androsian who is doing well," Mrs Forbes said.
The talent show is not the only event Mrs Forbes said the
school is using to raise funds. CAHS plans to host its third
annual Diamonds are Forever benefit ball on December 6
and a grill-out to generate more money.
"I believe in purpose and so while I am here, I believe
my job is to rebuild and lay the foundation down much
firmer for the person that comes after me," Mrs Forbes

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Preaching 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pmr


Pastor:H. Mills

"Preaching the Bible as is, to men.as they are"
Pastor. H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
mom P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
SPhone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
f l Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
11:00AM Pastor Henry Whyte
Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Mrs. Minerva Knowles
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Mr. Sidney Pinder
7:00PM Rev. Charles New
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neily
8:00AM Connections-Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
11:00AM Rev. James Neilly
'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. Charles A. Sweeting
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Rev. Charles A. Sweeting
Monday, November 24, 2008 Regional.Memorial
Services to honour Deaconess Olga Brook-Smith at
Wesley Methodist Church, Grant's Town at 7:00 pm.
Monday, December 1, 2008 Nassau Regional Women's
Advent Service at St. Michael's Methodist Church at
7:00 pm.'


7:00 am: Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Alice Woodside
11:00 am: Men's Fellowship Anniversary/ Rev. Dr. Calvin Archer
7:00 pm: Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro Franklyn Bethel
"Cast0inoraresJupon0imlforlHeJares fou"(Pt5:

Official opening of Gin Sur

Mer's south shore inlet

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Developer Bobby
Ginn last week celebrated the offi-
cial opening of Gin Sur Mer's south
shore inlet the gateway to the $4.9
billion mixed-use resort at West
Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette accompanied Mr Ginn
on board the 65ft yacht 'Grand
Baby' last Saturday morning for the
first sailing through the inlet, which
leads into the mega-yacht marina
The boat tour departed from Old
Bahama Bay marina around
10,30am. It was marked with a
champagne toast on board the
'Grand Baby', a Ginn spokesper-
son said.
Mr Symonette was taken on a
tour of the 2,000-acre site, where
development is underway on the
mega-yacht marina, a championship
golf course, and a beach club. He
also toured the canal and ocean-
front lots on the south shore of the
Gin sur Mer and Grand Bahama
Power Company last week signed a
$12-million contract for cbnstruc-

tion of new electricity infrastruc-
ture to provide increased load
capacity needed for continued
development at West End.
The mega-yacht marina will be
the largest in the Caribbean region
and is expected to be completed in
January 2010. It will offer six miles
of water frontage and a depth of
15ft at mean low water mark and
18ft at high water mark.

The Arnold Palmer Signature
golf course is 70 per cent complete
and the total investment is estimat-
ed at $36 million. Roads, water and
sewer systems for the first 80Q lots
are expected to be completed in
December 2009.
Mr Symone'tte was very
impressed with the Ginn develop-
He said that the scope of the pro-
ject is comparable to Dubai.
"Mr Ginn certainly has a dream
in West End with Gin Sur Mer. If
we can see this come to fruition, I
think we will see a great develop-
ment happening in our country,"
he said.
Mr Symonette said that Ginn has

assured the government that the
funds are in place for the project,
despite its $600-million loan default
with Credit Suisse.
"In this particular project the.
funding required for future devel-
opment is already in the bank, so
the issue of confidence of whether
or not the funding is there to carry
out the development forward does
not arise.
"We are quite comfortable that
the funds are in place for the next
phase of development and so the
issue with Credit Suisse. as far as
the next phase, is not of concern,"
he said.
Deputy Prime itlinister Symon-
ette said he was amazed by the mag-
nitude of the Ginn project and the
movement of fill at West End,
which is comparable to what is hap-
pening in Dubai.
"We are going to be moving the
equivalent of that mount of fill that
was moved in Dubai," he explained.
"Another point is that the con-
sumption of electricity by Ginn will
be in the region of one-third of what
Freeport consumes today, so that
gives you the perspective of what
will be happening here," he said.
The entire development will con-
tain 4,400 condominium and hotel

units centered around an 18 storey
tower resort. It will also feature
2,000 single-family home sites,
including waterfront bungalows
with private boat slips.
Mr Ginn said that his company is
continuing negotiations with Cred-
it Suisse concerning its loan default
on $650 million loan.
"We are still negotiating and
there is no change at the moment,"
he told reporters last week.
"I have no idea of when negotia-
tions will end, but it is not affecting
what we are doing here in West
End. We escrowed some money
and so development of the project is
continuing on," he said.
As far as bankruptcy reports, Mr
Ginn stid: "Bankruptcy is a word
that is thrown around very loosely
(today) because everyone is having
financial trouble. But there is no
anticipation of bankruptcy on any-
thing we are doing in the Bahamas,
and the Ginn Company is continu-
ing to move forward on all others
projects, but we are being careful,
cutting costs and adjusting to mar-
ket conditions that exist," he said.
"We have good properties and
employees and we continue to work'
to weather the storm," said Mr


THE MINISTRY of Tourism held a welcome reception for Hollywood
star Ving Rhames at Joe's Bar & Grill, Taino Beacn on Wedrnesday,
November 19. Betty Bethel, general manager of the Ministry of
Tourism in Grand Bahama and Ambrose Morris, regional manager,
of BTO Canada also welcomed FISH TV to Freeport. Pictured from left
are Ambrose Morris, regional manager BTO Canada; Denise Adder-
ley, director of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board; Betty
Bethel, general manager of the Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism;
Debra Rhames; Irving 'Ving" Rhames; Andre Cartwright, sustainable
tourism development officer; Donna Mackey, senior manager of
the Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism; Anika Williams, officer in the
Ministry of Tourism, and Barbara Rolle, executive in the Grand
Bahama Ministry of Tourism.

10:00 am Breaking of Bread Service
11:00 am 130th Anniversary Service
Speaker Senior Paster Emeritus Rex Major

Prayer Cell Meetings Wednesday 7:30 pm

Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: 1am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am
Prayer time: 6:30pm
The Madeira
Shopping Center
Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles


Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
EMAIL lynnk@batelnet.bs

Worship time: 11am & 6pm

Prayer Time: 10:15am to 10:45am

Church School during Worship Service

Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

PO. Box SS-5631
Telephone number.:324-2538
Telefax number:324-2587


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REV John Macleod and. his family wife Carol, son Andrew and daugh-
ter Bethany on Paradise Island bridge.

St Andrew's Presbyterian

Kirk has a new pastor

ST Andrews Presbyterian
Kirk has a new pastor in the per-
son of Rey John Macleod.
Rev Macleod, a native of
Scotland, will be inducted as
pastor on Sunday, November
23, at 3pm.
The reverend was raised on
the island of Harris in the
Hebrides, a group of islands off
the north-west coast of Scot-
He arrived in the Bahamas in
August of this year to replace
his predecessor Rev Alastair
Prior to Rev Macleod com-
ing, the church had several inter-
im ministers.
"This is an important period
for the Kirk," said Rev
Macleod, as the church is in the
process of becoming separate
from the Church of Scotland.
The Church of Scotland has
always maintained that its inter-
national congregations should
become indigenous churches
and that is very much a part of
what is happening in St
Andrews. It is hoped that the
congregation will be shaped as,
much by its Bahamian present
and future as it was by its Scot-
. "It is my hope to see the
church become a strong con-
gregation of worshippers who
will serve God and the Bahamas
through the power of the
.Gospel of Jesus Christ," said
Rev Macleod.
Rev Macleod became a Chris-
tian in his late teens and after a
short career in sales, trained for
the Church of Scotland ministry,
a process that took over eight
years. In May 2000, he was
ordained as a minister by the
Presbytery of Irvine_ and Kil-
marnock and was then inducted
to his first church, the Loudoun
Church of Scotland in'

Newmilns, Ayrshire.
He remained there until he
took up his new position in Nas-
sau at St Andrews, located on
Shirley Street immediately
across from the Central Bank
on the north and Government
House on the west. He is mar-
ried to Carol and the couple
have two children, son, Andrew,
and daughter, Bethany:
"Kirk" is the Scots word for
church and in the early 19th cen-
tury the congregation of St
Andrews Presbyterian Kirk was
formed by a group of Scots who
wanted to have their own
church in Nassau.
The first minister arrived in
late 1809 and the cornerstone
of the building was laid in
August 1810. The Kirk has
always been part of the Presby-
terian family in Scotland, having
been supported initially by the
Presbytery of Edinburgh anid
now being under the care of the
World Mission Council of the
Church of Scotland. The Kirk
was active in planting churches
and today there are congrega-
tions in Freeport and Abaco
.that have their roots in St
Representation from the
Church of Scotland World Mis-
sion Council, led by Rev Dr Ken
Ross, will conduct the service
of induction on Sunday, Novem-
ber 23, at the church's location
in Nassau.
Rev Scott Kirkland of the
Lucaya Presbyterian Kirk will
deliver the sermon. Friends
from the congregations in
Freeport and Abaco as well as
from other churches and
denominations in the Nassau
area will join in on the historic
service. All are welcomed to
attend and there will be refresh-
ments served in the Kirk Hall
following the service.

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DRIAN Wildgoose, a 23-
year-old College of the
I LBahamas student from
Freeport; is the first prize winner in the
Bahamas International Film Festival's
(BIFF) "Reel Life" Documentary
Competition that is sponsored by Ans-
bacher Bahamas Ltd and the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC).
Leslie Vanderpool, founder and
executive director of BIFF, made the
announcement at a press conference on
Thursday at the British Colonial Hilton
Mr Wildgoose's 13-minute documen-
tary "HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas:
Direct Insight" combined a series of
dramatic acting scenes and revealing
interviews to provide insight into the
reality of HIV/AIDS in the country and
prevailing attitudes towards the dis-
ease. Interview subjects included high
school and college students, a man liv-
ing with HIV and deceased AIDS
activist Wellington Adderley.
"It's called "Direct Insight" because
you have the perception of AIDS direct-
ly from Bahamians, people who actually
live in the society that are affected by it.

We accomplished our task which was to
actually bring about an awareness of the
impact of AIDS on our culture," said
Mr Wildgoose, who won $1,000 for his
first place documentary.
Launched last July by BIFF and
partner sponsors Ansbacher Bahamas
Ltd and BTC, the Reel Life Documen-
tary Competition invited aspiring film-
makers between the ages of 10 and 25
to produce and submit a 10-20 minute
documentary about a social issue of
their choice. To encourage participa-
tion'in the competition, Ansbacher
Bahamas Ltd also donated 30 cameras
to youth organizations around the
"The results have been quite inter-
esting and very gratifying," said Stew-
art Miller, senior client relationship
manager of Ansbacher Bahamas.
"On behalf of Ansbacher Bahamas
Ltd, I'm pleased to congratulate Adri-
an Wildgoose. We are both impressed
and informed by your creative
approach to this controversial subject
and suspect that this is just the begin-
ning of your career in film," Mr Miller

Mr Wildgoose thanked the College a
of the Bahamas and associates 1
Anastarchia Huyler and Regina Whylly I
for assisting him with the production. 1
He also thanked the competition's
sponsors for the opportunity to express |
"I hope this will continue because it's)
really beneficial," he said.
Both Mr Wildgoose's documentary
and the second place documentary "Ma
Boy, I is Speak Bahamian" by Lavado
Stubbs will be shown during the
Bahamas International Film Festival
which takes place from December 4 s
through December 11 at veiiues includ-
ing Galleria Cinemas, the National Per-l
forming Arts Centre and Atlantis. I
The film festival will feature 70 films a
from 22 countries along with work-
shops, panel discussions and star-stud-
ded social events. Ansbacher Bahamas
Ltd, one of the oldest offshore banks i
and trust companies in the Bahamas, is
also sponsoring BIFF's residency pro-
gramme for Bahamian and Caribbean 8
filmmakers and the Rising Star Award
which this year honours actress Anna







THIE Bahamas Interna-
tional Filmn Festival (BIFF)
hISs unveiled the line-up of
special events that will take
place throughout Nassau
during this year's festival.
BIFF welcomes and
encourages all Bahamians to
come out and experience
these one-of-a-kind events
taking place from December
BfFF's 2008 schedule of
events include:
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Opening Night Film
"Rain" directed by Maria
Location: National Perform-
ing Arts Centre
Time: 8pm- 10.30pm

Filmmaker Reception
(Festival pass holders only)
Location: Twin Brothers -
Arawak Cay
Tine: 10.30pm-.until

$5 a film
Location: National Perform-
S ing Arts Centre and Galleria
Cinemas on John F Kennedy

BIFF Gala Film
"'Tennessee", staring Mariah
I Carey: Adam, Rothenberg,
Ethan Peck. Lance Reddick
Location: National Perform-
ing Arts Centre
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

BIFF Chopard/Versace
Opening Night Party
Location: One and Only
Ocean Club at the Cloisters
Time: 8pm-10pm

$5 a film
Location: National Perform-
ing Arts Centre and Galleria
Cinemas on John F Kennedy

Panel Discussions
** All panels free of charge

Art Of Collaboration
Experience the collaborative
efforts between the actor,
directors and producers.
Location: British Colonial
Time: 2pm 3pm

Film Financing Spon-
sored by EGAS
iAre you interested in finding
out how to finance your
film? Find out from produc-
ers, investors and filmmakers
on the essential part of film-
i making.
i Location: British Colonial
Time: 3:30pm -,4:30pm

Marketing, Distribution
and Festivals
Find out the ways to market
and distribute your film and
which festival is best for your
Location: British Colonial
Time: 5pm 6pm

Youth Film Workshop
Ages 8-15
Learn how to make a short
film in one day. You will see
your film played in January
$50 per person
Location: British Colonial
Time: 10am-5pm

$5 a film
Location: National Perform-
> ing Arts Centre and Galleria
on John F Kennedy Drive

Panel Discussions
**All panels free of charge

Music and Film Panel
Music is the nostalgic ingre-
dient that takes us on a jour-
ney and creates the heart of
the film. In this panel you
will learn key elements of
incorporating music to film.
Location: British Colonial
Time: 11pm 12prn

Filmmaking In the
Learn the insight from
Bahamian and Caribbean
Location: British Colonial
Time: 12:30pm 1:30pm

How To Find Representa-
Are you interested in finding
someone to represent you in
'the business? Find ouit how
to get discovered or pre-
pared for your agent, manag-
er or publicist.
Location: British Colonial
Time: 2pm 3pm

Youth Film Workshop
Location: British Colonial
Time: 10am-5pm

BIFF Awards
(Festival pass holders only)
Location: Atlantis Theatre
Time: 4pm-5pm

Laurence Fishburne
Career Achievement Trib-
ute Backstage Event
(Festival pass holders only)
Location: Atlantis Theatre
Time: 5pm-6pm

Laurence Fishburne
Career Achievement Trib-
ute Ceremony
Location: Atlantis Theater
Time: 6pm-7:30pm


$5 a film
Location: National Perform-
ing Arts Centre and Galleria
Cinemas on John F Kennedy

Filmmaker Happy Hour
(Festival pass holders only)
Location: British Colonial
Time: 5:30pm 6:30pm

Anna Faris Rising Star
Cocktail. Party and Tribute
Location: Aura Night Club,
Atlantis Hotel
Time: 6:30pm-9pm

$5 a film
Location: National Perform-
ing Arts Centre and Galle-
ria Cinemas on John F
Kennedy Drive

Filmmaker Happy Hour
(Festival pass holders only)
Location: British Colonial
Time: 5:30pm 6:30pm

FILMS All Day.
$5 a film
Location: National Perform-
ing Arts Centre & Galleria
Cinemas on John F Kennedy

Filmmaker Happy Hour
(Festival pass holders only)
Location: Crazy Johnny's
Time: 5:30pm 6:30pm

S$5 film .
Location: National-Per-
forming Arts Centre and
Galleria Cinemas on John F
Kennedy Drive

Closing Night Gala Film
$25 '
Location: National Per-
forming Arts Centre and
Galleria Cinemas on John F
Kennedy Drive
Time: 6:30pm 9:30pm

Closing Night Gala
Location: Lucianos
Time: 10pm 12pm
..................................... ........................

The full BIFF programme is
now available in print and online
at http://www.bintlfilmfest.com.
Tickets can be booked online,
over the telephone, or in person
at BIFF box offices. Every year
BIFF offers advance ticket deals
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enue is down because we are
nearing the Christmas sea-
"Right now we are oper-
ating at 20 per cent lower
than we normally would," he
According to the numbers
agent, and other mobile sales
people who use either elec-
tronic printing or traditional
register sheets, the business
employs "thousands"
throughout the Bahamas.
"People are cutting back,
and we're feeling it," said
another agent.
"They still play, mind you,
but not like they used to.
Because they ain't have the
money right now. Either they
just got laid off, or they
working' with a little bit less
than they normally would,
so instead of playing five
numbers they'd play three
and so forth.
"But if no-one's giving you
anything, you might as well
try your luck," he said.
While the government has
yet to ratify its position on
legalisation of a local lotto, or
gambling as a whole, many
numbers houses are flour-
ishing throughout the coun-
try and especially in Nassau.
The call for legalisation
and implementation of a
national lottery has been led
by several politicians in the
past, including former FNM
minister Algernon Allen.


FROM page one
required to be in possession
of visas when crossing
external borders of the
European Union.
The formal negotiations
on the visa agreements
were' completed on Octo-
ber 16, 2008.
At yesterday's signing,
the commission indicated
that it intends to propose
to the council that provi-
sional application of the
agreement take place at the
beginning of 2009.
For the time being,
nationals of these six coun-
tries are still under visa
requirement. ',

FROM page one

situation, not only with the
number of ship attacks and
seafarers affected, but also
with regard to the ferocity
with which the attacks are
appearing and the increase in
size of the targeted ships and
the areas being covered by
pirates," he said.
- Mr Palameres was speaking
on behalf of the IMO secre-
tary general at the Bahamas
International Maritime Con-
ference banquet on Thursday
evening at the Westin at Our
Lucaya Resort.
IMO secretary general
Efthimios E Mitropoulos was
scheduled to deliver the
keynote address, but could not
"The secretary general was
very much looking forward to
address you today. He was dis-
mayed at being advised that

FROM page one

Gray. "There has been some obscure
action on the part of somebody."
Calls to 'the AG's office were not
returned up to press time yesterday.
Mrs Russell said because of the shooting
incident, she has lost all faith in the jus-
tice system and the Royal Bahamas Police
Force. She said she feels this way despite
having two children currently on the force.
"As I talk I can feel anger coming out of
me, so forgive me if I get angry," she said.
She feels that her son's case is being
"After my son was murdered there was
an officer appointed to go between me and
the commissioner," said Mrs Russell.
"The last time I heard from them was
when she called to say that the investigation
was complete."
Her daughter, Letisha Russell, who has
been taking care of legal matters in New
Providence while her mother is in Andros,
said she has undertaken a continual letter
writing campaign to local media.
"I'm trying to find closure for the fami-

he would be expected to
address the UN Security
Council in the latter part of
this week on the issue of pira-
cy on the coast of Somalia,"
said Mr Palameres.
"I am certain that as mem-
bers of the global maritime
community you share Mr'
Mitropoulos and all of IMO's
great concern about the esca-
lation of this situation.
"Hardly a day goes by with-
out another report of yet
another ship being attacked
or hijacked by pirates off the
coast of Somalia and the crew
being taken hostage," said the
IMO official.
Mr Palameres reported that
so far this year 37 ships have
been hijacked and over 300
seafarers are being held
hostage by Somali pirates.
He said two Bahamian reg-
istered ships are included
among the list of those that.
have fallen prey to the pirates.

In response to the situation,
IMO has been very active
developing alliances with gov-
ernments and ship operators,
forging initiatives with other
new agencies, engaging UN
secretary general and success-
fully seeking the involvement
of the UN Security Council,
and encouraging and facilitat-
ing co-operation among states,
even involving naval forces at
international' defence organi-
Mr Palameres said the UN
Security Council has respond-
ed positively to their concerns
by adopting solutions which
seek to ensure the protection
of innocent seafarers, includ-
ing fishing vessels and plea-
sure craft, from escalating
piracy in waters off Somalia
and the Gulf of Aden.
Additionally, he noted that
the situation also posed a
threat to international trade
and the global circulation of

File on man shot

by police 'missing'
ly," she said. "It's heartbreaking to be told,
after all this, that the files were never sent
to the Attorney General's Office."
She alleged that one of the officers
under investigation is working for the pros-
ecutor's office. This could not be con-
firmed.. .
However, last month The Tribune called
a Nassau police station where an officer
bearing the same name and rank as one-of
the officers under 'investigation was sta-
tioned. It was thought that those officers
were suspended and placed on half pay.
Mr Gray said because we live in a very
close community these things unfortunately
"The closeness of our society often caus-
es us to be corrupt," he said.
They are now about to take steps to see
that this case is brought to justice, accord-
ing to Mr Gray. He could not release
details of the plan.

cargo, particularly via ship-
ping lanes through the Gulf
of Aden, which is of strategic
importance to shipping and
trade east and west of the
Suez Canal.
"The international commu-
nity has clearly acknowledged
that not only is the situation
untenable for the shipping
industry and in particular
innocent seafarers who have
become unwilling pawns, it
has clearly reached the point
at which international trade
and global circulation of cargo
is threatened," he said.
Mr Palameres pointed out
that another major concern is
the recruitment and retention
of seafarers in the maritime
He explained that the risk
of being hijacked and held
hostage can act as a deterrent
to seafarer recruitment.
"There is a large shortage
of seafarers in the indus-

try...but, unlike piracy, this
issue does not grab interna-
tional headlines or is seen as
an immediate and acute dan-
ger. Nevertheless, it is just as
real and could in the long term
pose a threat to the viability of
shipping and by extension of
global trade," he added.
Mr Palameres said last
Monday the IMO secretary
general launched a 'Go Tq
Sea' initiative to raise aware-
ness of the need to boost
recruitment in the shipping
He commended the
Bahamas for implementing a
maritime cadet corp to recruit
young people in an industry
of aging seafarers.
"I have had the privilege of
meeting 35 young Bahamiaq
cadets and this initiative could
not have been more timely
and I commend the govern-
ment of the Bahamas for that
initiative," he said.

Fire forces shutdown of floor at COB

FROM page one

Smith Building.
Mrs Colby said that when she entered
the bathroom, she encountered a cloud
of smpke and immediately contacted
security, who then alerted the fire
According to security officials, occu-
pants of the building were first alerted
when the building's automated fire
alarm came on. The building was then
Constable D'Angelo Butler of the
Fire Department told The Tribune that
within 15 minutes of the call, a fire crew
was dispatched and arrived at the scene.
"A small electrical shortage in the
exhaust fan in the male restroom on
the third floor was the cause of this inci-
dent. After the exhaust fan had shorted
out, it dropped on a toilet, and as a
result it ignitedl" hesid, ...
Withfira minute pf the arri al of9fire,
_ --' -" ." ,,- ,': i. '

services, Mr Butler said the fire was
contained. It had caused only minimal
The officer said the shortage created
a lot of heavy smoke inside the employ-
ees' lounge, and throughout the floor.,
COB director of security\Wellington
Francis said the decision was made to
temporarily close off the third floor due
to the threat of smoke and chemicaT
inhalation. *
While some people were shaken, up.
by the incident, Mr Francis said there
were no injuries.
He said the college will first make
necessary electrical repairs, and con-
duct a thorough clean-up, before it is
reopened. He said he expects that staff
and students will be allowed to return to
the building's third floor on Monday. '
With over 100 persons visiting thq
Portia M Smith Building on a daily
basis, officials said it was the
quick response that helped to prevent

Bush rallies China's

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help on North'Korea' ,
N LIMA, Peru
IN A last dash of diplomacy, President George W. Bush on
Friday sought China's help in pinning down North Korea to
keep its shaky promises of nuclear disarmament, according to
Associated Press. T J
Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao privately tried to push
along a way to verify North Korea's nuclear declarations --
the latest hang-up in a showdown that has vexed six nations.
The meeting came as Bush began his last scheduled foreign
journey, at a yearly Asia-Pacific forum, where the world's eco-
nomic collapse and the North Korea standoff dominated.
Bush even allowed that he "felt .a little nostalgic" over his final
meeting as a head of state with Hu, White House press secretary
Dana Perino said. It was some rare reflection from Bush, a nod
to his ties with the leader of a communist nation that is both
friend and foe.
North Korea has agreed to give up its nuclear weapons in
exchange for coveted aid and diplomatic recognition, a deal
arranged with the U.S., China, Russia, Japan and South Korea.
But it has not fully allowed outside inspectors, and talks have
repeatedly gone off course.
Bush wants to emerge from the Asia-Pacific Economic Coop-
eration forum, also known as APEC, with firm plans for the six
countries to meet in Beijing, perhaps in early December. The
goal would be to formally agree on the way to verify North
Korea's nuclear capabilities.
Perino said Bush and Hu discussed that meeting, but no date
has been set.
The president's other main goal in Peru is to steady the shud-
dering economy by rallying more Pacific Rim nations to shore up c6
global financial markets. But even that step would soon be
handed to his successor, Democrat Barack Obama, who replaces
Bush in just two months.
The vast economic downturn, rooted first in the United States,
hangs over the meeting. Bush is trumpeting what he calls the key
to a rebound: free markets, trade and people.
"We're facing a difficult challenge and there will be tough days
ahead," Bush said in a Saturday radio address released early by
the White House. "But by relying on these principles, we can be
confident in the future of our nation and the world."
In Bush's sole public appearance Friday, he was literally gone
in a flash. He shook hands with Hu in a photo opportunity that
lasted under 10 seconds. Neither offered comment. ,
Privately, the two discussed a familiar range of topics, accord-
ing to the White House: the economic crisis, conflicts of religious
freedom, trouble spots such as Iran and Sudan. Thil
Bush's pace picks up Saturday in the Peruvian capital of Tile
Lima. He will deliver a pro-trade economic speech, attend meet-
ings of the 21-nation APEC coalition and meet individually
with the heads of Canada, Russia, Japan and South Korea. STORE HOURS:
Across the weekend, Bush is meeting with leaders of the four
other countries involved in ridding North Korea of its nuclear 7:00am 4:00pm Monday
weapons program. That effort appeared to get back on track Saturday 7:00am 3:0(
when the U.S. removed North Korea from its list of nations
that sponsor terrorism, but North Korea has since balked at
allowing inspectors to take samples from its main nuclear com-
plex. PAM'
"Our primary goal is to get back to the negotiating table in H NNE,
Beijing," said Dennis Wilder, senior director for Asian affairs at
the National Security Council. $9' 85
Wilder said the broader aim of the so-called six-party talks is NETT
to leave "a process in place that the next administration can work .-
with. And I think we will do that."
On the economy, Bush arrived with a turbulent trail behind
him this week: more startling drops in the stock market only par-
tially made up for by a Wall Street climb on Friday, the highest*
level of unemployment claims in 16 years, and no solution for
flailing automakers.

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level of the Coriceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.

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1 Exclusion from
society (9)
8 Come about (5)
9 Rush about wildly (7)
10 Sensitive plant (6)
11 To notice (6)
12 Disaffect (8)
15 Unskilled (8)
18 Sanity (6)
20 Uniformly (6)
21 Put to practical
use (7)
22 Situated (5)
23 Untruthfulness (9)

1 Political belief that's not
right (9)
8 Mistake some terrorists
make (5)
9 Sort of call a yodeller
makes at a quiet
time? (3-4)
10 and 4 Down: What the
pupil occupies in
school? (4,2,8)
11 George's rival appears to
be tedious (6)
12 A sincere attempt to pro-
duce more (8)
15 Figure of importance to
American defence (8)
18 Loud Verdi composition full
of fire and passion (6)
20 Additional horsemen? (6)
21 Rum makes saint
wander (7)
22 Get in different colour (5)
23 Very pleased with the lamp
indeed (9)

2 Bid for a chest without a
top (5)
3 Attack a devil with a gun,
perhaps (6)
4 See 10 Across
.5 Remote sort of
astronomical object (6)
6 It cuts timber from the far
west (7)
7 Held out, even with the
head cut off (9)
11 Change of speed leads to
speed which is reckless (9)
13 Paper that's bought to be
thrown away (8)
14 Harmless means to get
any done (7)
16 Nobody disputes it's the
equivalent of a deadly
sin (6)
17 Opening quarrel? (6)
19 Single unfronted fire
place (5) -

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution

Across: 1 Maidens, 4 Ivory, 7 Lied, 8
Lost time, 10 Shopkeeper, 12 Ornate,
13 Dieted, 15 Churchgoer, 18
Economic, 19 Play, 20 Frank, 21
Down: 1 Moles, 2 Icebound, 3 Stolen,
4 Iri the right, 5 Odin, 6 Yielded, 9
Sketchbook, 11 Stroller, 12 Ourself, 14
Traits, 16 Rayon, 17 Sofa.

Across: 1 Bugbear, 4 Trail, 7 Swan,
8 Imminent, 10 Touchstone, 12
Settle, 13 Suture, 15 Aspiration, 18
Hard line, 19 Fast, 20 Reply, 21
Down: 1 Beset, 2 Gratuity, 3
Remote, 4 Triangular, 5 Amen, 6
Lattice, 9 Child's play, 11 Ruminate,
12 Smother, 14 Signal, 16 Natty, 17

1. TARGET .1^

words in
the main
body of

2 Smoothly affabie (5)
3 Fencing sword (6)
4 Ponder (8)
5 Inducement (6)
6 Savant (7)
7 Neither win nor
lose (5,4)
11 Unmistakably (9)
13 Fearless (8)
14 Confuse utterly (7)
16 Calm fortitude (6)
17 Pungent culinary
bulb (6)
19 Open to view (5)

HOW many 'words 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.
Good 12; very good 18; excellent
24 (or more). Solution tomorrow.

been bent brunt bunt burn
burnt cement cent centre
cerumen encumber enter
enure menu neuter numb
number recent RECUMBENT
rent rumen rune runt teen
tenure tern tune tuner tureen
turn unmet

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Sylwvia Triumphs Again

East dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
4*QJ 1097
+K 10



The bidding:
East South West North
1 + 3 + Pass 34
Pass 54
Opening lead four of diamonds.
Part of the secret of Sylvia's suc-
cess at the club was her uncanny
ability to convert dreadful blunders
into resounding triumphs. Sylvia was
by nature accident-prone, and it was
because of this tendency that she
often found herself in hot water.
One of her greatest victories
occurred on this deal where she got
to five clubs and West led a diamond.
Hoping against hope that West had

the queen' and that East would be
forced -to-win with the ace, Sylvia
followed low from dummy.
But East won with the queen and
continued with the ace. Sylvia
intended to ruff the ace at trick two,
but when she played to the trick she
discovered to her horror that she had
played the ace of spades instead.
East thus found himself still on
lead, and, actually, it made no differ-
ence which card he elected to return.
After thinking the matter over, he
tried the jack of clubs, but Sylvia had
no trouble scoring the rest of the
She won the club return with
dummy's king and led the queen of
spades, covered by the king, which
she ruffed. Sylvia then led a trump to
dummy's ten, discarded her heart
losers on the J-10 of spades and so
made five clubs.
As usual, the story of Sylvia's
newest Alice in Wonderland adven-
ture spread like wildfire among the
members of the club. Only after
extended analysis was it discovered
that the contract could not have been
made had Sylvia trumped the ace of
diamonds. By discarding the ace of
spades, she had found the only way
to fulfill the contract.

Tomorrow: Future shock.
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Utah Flash

reduces roster

Senior Sports Reporter
ONE player got cut and another survived as the
Utah Flash reduced its roster from 12 going into
its only pre-season game this weekend in the Nation-
al Basketball Association's Developmental League.
During the D-League's draft held last Friday,
Utah selected Bennet Davis with the ninth pick in
the third round and Torrington Cox in the seventh
However, on Thursday night, the Flash made its
first cut, as they waived Cox, a 6-foot-7 forward
from King's College. Two other players were also
Left on the 12-man roster that will be reduced
to 10 by November 26 is Davis, a 6-9 forward from
Northeastern University. He is a 24-year-old Grand
When Utah play their first game on November 28,
Davis is hoping that he will be in uniform as he
continues his dream of playing in the NBA.
While they reduced their roster, of draftees, Utah
made room for Bill Walker, a guard/forward from
the Boston Celtics. On Thursday, Walker was
assigned to Utah, the Celtics' NBA Development
Walker, 6-6, joins fellow Celtics rookie JR Gid-
dens on the flash roster.
Utah Flash is expected to play their only pre-sea-
son game tonight against the Idaho Stampede in
Burley, Idaho.
Bennet was unavailable for comment as the team
was practicing in Orem, Utah, yesterday before they
took the road for their exhibition game.
Efforts to contact Cox, who will now have to look
at other options, including playing in the European
League, proved fruitless up to press time last night.
Davis, however, is hoping that he will remain
with Utah until he gets the call up to the NBA.
If he makes it, Davis will become only the fifth
Bahamian to do so, joining Mychal 'Sweet Bells'
Thompson and Rick Fox, who both played and won
titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, Ian 'Foots' Lock-
hart, who played one season with the Phoenix Suns
and Dexter Cambridge, who spent a year with the
Dallas Mavericks.


Celtics blow out Pistons

BOSTON (AP) The Allen Iverson trade
looked good for the Pistons when they handed
the Lakers their first loss of the season and
snapped Cleveland's eight-game \ inning streak.
It hasn't helped them against the team they
need to beat most.
Rajon Rondo had 18 points and eight assists,
outplaying the recent Pistons acquisition and
leading the Boston Celtics to a 98-80 % ictorN
over Detroit on Thursday night in a rematch
of last season's Eastern Conference finals...
See page 14

Steelers beat Bengals

- The Steelers
honored defen-
sive coordinator -
Dick LeBeau
with a pregame
ceremony for his
50 years as an
NFL coach and
player. His
defense found
the best possible
way to pay trib-
ute to him.
The Steelers limited the depleted Bengals to
six first downs following an early touchdown
drive and found just enough offense themselves
amid the snow flurries to control the clock
behind Ben Roethlisberger and beat Cincin-
nati 27-10 on Thursday night...
See page 13


STUDENTS of Yellow Elder Primary School, winner of the girls' volleyball title in the New Providence Primary Schools Sports Association, can be seen
yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. In the back row (1-r) are coach Cardinal Moncur, the principal of Yellow Elder and coach Donna Luny...

Volleyball champions

Senior Sports Reporter
U like last year when the two
trophies went to one loca-
tion, the New Providence
Primary Schools Sports
Association's 2008 volley-
ball championship crowns went in two sep-
arate directions.
While Yellow Elder Primary carted off
the girls' title, the boys' title went to Garvin
Tynes. Columbus Primary, the double
defending champions, had to settle for third
place in the girls' division. Their boys didn't
make the final four.
Public relations officer Frank Johnson
noted that a total of 11 girls and 18 boys
teams started the week-long journey on
Monday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
Yesterday, the playoffs and champi-
onships were contested with the final out-
come coming right down to the wire as both
series went to the third and deciding games.
In the girls' division, Yellow Elder
bounced back to win 26-28, 25-18, 15-12
over Claridge, Primary as Andricka Curry
was named the most valuable player and
Robyn Porter was selected as the best setter.
Tamesha Marshall also helped out
tremendously with her passing.
Coach Cardinal Moncur, who got a slight
injury during the team's celebrations, said he
was delighted for his players who worked
extremely hard, even on Saturdays, to pre-
pare for this moment.
, "We were peaking getting third here and
there, but they wanted it this time," said
Moncur, who was assisted by Donna Lundy.
"After losing the first set, I think they were
just too anxious.
"Then they came back after settling down
and they played extremely well. Those girls
could beat the boys. They brought the boys
to where they are. I just thank the Lord
Jesus for this victory."
Claridge Primary, coached by Nikita Tay-
lor and Latoya Bain-Sturrup, played well
behind the quartet of Dawayna Pratt, Gege
Moncur and Gia aInd Kidadda Clarke.
But Bain-Sturrup noted that they played
a Yellow Elder team that just wanted it a lit-
tle more than they did.
"At the end, our girls just gave up. Yellow,
Elder was just the better team. We have to
wait for next year (to win the title)," noted
Bain-Sturrup, as they improved on their
fourth place finish last year.
After winning the first set, Bain-Sturrup
said they just got too complacent and they
gave up.
In the boys' game, Garvin Tynes and Yel-
low Elder split their first two sets. But in a
close battle at the end of the third, Garvin
Tynes prevailed.
Anthony Villalon, the MVP and best set-
ter, came up with two straight serves to
break a 14-14 tie to secure the win for
Garvin Tynes, who only had seven players in
"I was nervous," said Villalon about the
pressure of serving with the game on the
line. "I'm proud of my guys. They played
Villalon was assisted by Michael Butler,

COACHES Latoya Bain-Sturrup and Nikita Taylor can be seen with their girls team from Claridge Pri-
mary, who finished as runners-up in the New Providence Primary Schools Sports Association's vol-
leyball championships...

COACH Janice Williams can be seen with her
seven players from Garvin Tynes, who clinched
the New Providence Primary Schools Sports
Association's boys volleyball title yesterday at
the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Stephon Johnson, Arthur Johnson, Jervis
Hamilton, Kareem Lightbourne and Plieon
Coach Janice Williams said it was a great
feeling to win, considering that it was the
first one in volleyball.
"I just told my guys to hold their heads,
we have this. It was all about the service. If
we could serve, we could win the win and
that is what we did," she added.
For Yellow Elder, who fell short of dupli-
cating the girls' championship feat, coach
Lundy said she was still proud of the boys'
"I guess the best team won. But the level

of play was very high, so I'm very proud of
them," she said. "I thought we would have
taken it in two sets, but they didn't execute
the way we anticipated."
Martin Conliffe and Sebastian Curtis pro-
vided a 1-2 spark for Yellow Elder.
All of the games were officiated by Tom
'The Bird' Grant and his son, Tom Jr. The
two, as 'usual, hosted a clinic prior to the
start of play and afterwards, the senior
Grant said he was pleased with what tran-
"I think this was the best one that we've
seen," said Grant Sr. "It shows that the lev-
el of play is getting better."
Also watching the playoffs was Archie
Nairn, permanent secretary in the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Culture. He noted
that the event was something their ministry
will continue to encourage.
While he regarded the tournament as a
feeder system that is in its infancy stage,
Nairn said it will foster discipline and respect
by the players as they learn to work togeth-
er as a team.
He lauded the Grants for "unselfishly"
taking the time out to share their expertise
with the physical education teachers and
making sure that the games were officiated
at the highest level and he praised the par-
ents who supported their children by attend-
Veteran players turned coaches/execu-
tives Joseph 'Joe Mo' Smith and Raymond
'Rhymes' Wilson also viewed the games.
Smith said the tournament is a feeder
ground, but he's hoping that more coaches
will come forth and assist the PE coaches.
In addition, he said that he would like to
see the players play on a smaller court with
a smaller ball so that they can really devel-
op their skills before they graduate to the
regular court with the regular ball.


beats up

Seepage 14

T .




Former NFL star Michael Vick
is back in Virginia to face state
dogfighting charges.
The former Atlanta Falcons
quarterback is being held in
protective custody at the
Hopewell Regional Jail, super-
intendent Darnley Hodge said
Vick arrived Thursday after-
noon from the federal peniten-
tiary in Leavenworth, Kan.,
where he's serving a 23-month
sentence for a dogfighting con-
spiracy conviction. He was
brought back by the Fugitive
Unit of the Virginia State
Police, which already had two
other prisoners to pick up in the

AP Sports Writer

Steelers honored defensive
coordinator Dick LeBeau with
a pregame ceremony for his 50
years as an NFL coach and
player. His league-best defense
found the best possible way to'
pay tribute to him.
The Steelers limited the
depleted Bengals to six first
downs following an early touch-
down drive and found just
enough offense themselves
amid the snow flurries to con-
trol the clock behind Ben
Roethlisberger and beat Cincin-
nati 27-10 on Thursday night.
Pittsburgh (8-3) wasn't dom-
inating except defensively -
in winning its fifth in a row over
Cincinnati (1-9-1), its longest
streak since an eight-game run
in the early 1990s. The Steelers
trailed 7-0 until Roethlisberger
threw a 3-yard pass to tight end
Heath Miller, their first touch-
down in more than seven quar-
ters, and didn't take control
until backup running backs
Mewelde Moore and Gary Rus-
sell led a third-quarter drive
that made it 20-7.
"It just felt good to score,"


OC Martz

fined for



San Francisco offensive.
coordinator Mike Martz
has been fined $20,000 by
the NFL for his criticism
of the officiating at the
end of the 49ers' 29-24
loss in Arizona.
Martz said the team had
been "screwed" by the
officiating crew when the
ball was spotted at the 2?-
yard line for the final play
of the game after a replay
of a run on the previous
snap by Frank Gore.
Martz, who thought the
ball would be at the 1,
already had called a run
up the middle that was
stuffed by the Cardinals.
"It cost us the game,"
he said. "We go to the 1
or the half-yard line -
then spike the ball when,
all of a sudden,.officials
tell us they're going to
look at the replay. While
they're looking at it, the
ball stays at the 1. So we
send in a play. Then, when
they make their decision,
they move the ball back
to the 2? and tell us
they're going to start the
clock on the official's
wind. ...
"If they would've
moved it to the 10, we still
would've had to run the
play that was called. We
got screwed because of
the spot, first and fore-
The fine was confirmed
Friday by NFL
spokesman Raandall Liu.

midwest, state police _spokce-
woman Corinne CG ler a.ind
Vick is isolated from ith i ih ll sI
approximately 1.2ii inn imatc to
avoid disruptions. but \\\ll be
treated like am olthIii plisonici
Hodge said.
Vick, 28, is due to appear
Tuesday in Surry County Cir-
cuit Court, where he's expected
to plead guilty to two felony
counts in a deal with prosecu-
tors that calls for a suspended
sentence and probation.
The plea would resolve his
last pending criminal charges,
and his lawyers hope would
make him eligible for early
release from .prison into a
halfway house designed to ease

Roethlisberger said.
For the Steelers' defense, it
felt good to throttle Cincinnati
following an early TD drive.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, under con-
stant pressure from a Pittsburgh
defense that leads the NFL in
almost every major statistical
category, was below 100 yards
passing until a short drive in the
fourth quarter ended with
Shayne Graham's 26-yard field
goal. Fitzpatrick finished 20-of-
37 for 168 yards, but the Ben-
gals were outgained 364-208.
"It's definitely a big honor for
him," linebacker LaMarr
Woodley said of LeBeau, one of
the league's top defensive minds
and a former Bengals head
"You honour him and you
want to go out there and win
that game for him."
Not having wide receiver
Chad Ocho Cinco, the former
Chad Johnson, made it a lot"
harder for the Bengals. He was
deactivated for violating team
rules following an apparent
flare-up at a team meeting,
though coach Marvin Lewis
Wouldn't explain what Ocho
Cinco did.
"It's a curveball for us, but
we had guys who stepped in and
knew the game plan and knew
how to execute it," Fitzpatrick
said. "Nothing changed. It was
more of a curveball."
Roethlisberger kept with the
baseball analogy, saying the
wind and swirling snow on a 32-
degree night made it tough to
throw, even though he was 17-
* of-30 for 243 yards and was
turnover-free for a second game
in a row.
"It was a blizzard out there,
the wind was coming from the
side and a lot of balls were
going sideways. I threw a lot of
sliders out there," Roethlis-
berger said. "It was hard to
Roethlisberger himself scored
from the 8 late in the game as
Pittsburgh held a more than 10-
minute edge in time of posses-
Before that, Russell ran 2
yards for his first NFL touch-
down with 16 seconds left in the
third after Moore, benched four
days before after being stopped
at the goal line by San Diego
on fourth-and-inches, ran four
times for 21 yards and made a
22-yard reception during a 64-
yard drive.
Starting running back Willie
Parker was on the sideline with

he return to society. Only pris-
oners with no outstanding
charges are eligible to partici-
pate in that programme.
Vick's lawyers attempted last
month to get permission for him
to make his plea by videocon-
ference, but Judge Samuel
Campbell denied the request.
Vick was convicted of the



an aggravated knee injury after
being held to 37 yards on 14
Jeff Reed also kicked field
goals of 37 and 38 yards that
weren't sure things given the
slippery field conditions that
helped slow a Bengals offense

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BENGALS fans sit with bags on their heads as they watch the Steelers beat
the Bengals...

Vick expected to

plead guilty to state

dogfighting, animal

cruelty charges

STEELERS' quarterliad:. Ben Roelli isberle,i;- 7
1,311'S intr the endzoine ,? er beinil l hit l,' Jorin
Thomitoin 197)1 littlerr s,. iamlrilin r elaht-'.,ards
andi a touchdown lIte' in the fourth qui.arter of
Thiiursidai '; :arne 'in Pin'iburgih

that was loaded with backups
due to injuries reserves
played most of the game at nine
The 20-degree wind chill did-
n't prevent Pittsburgh's defen-
sive starters from playing in
short sleeves much like the
late Mike Webster, the Hall of
Fame center, once did in miser-
ably cold games during the
Ocho Cinco's absence
allowed the Steelers to double
cover T.J. Houshmandzadeh,
who was coming off eight con-
secutive games with six or more
catches but found little open
space downfield and ended with
four catches for 20 yards.
"They did what they felt was
best and whether I agree with it
or disagree with it, it doesn't
matter," Houshmandzadeh said
of Ocho Cinco's absence. "He
(Lewis) is the head coach and
Mike Brown owns the team and
they are going to do what they
want. I'm sure he would have
helped, but we've lost eight
games with him."
The Steelers, held without a
touchdown during the first 11-
10 victory in NFL history
against San Diego, got off to

another slow start offensively
before scoring on Miller's catch
in traffic in the end zone, but
not until Cincinnati scored first
on Fitzpatrick's 10-yard pass to
Glenn Holt on third-and-6 late
in the first.
Pittsburgh, getting good field
position because of Kyle Lar-
son's 30-yard punt in a game in
which both punters were mis-
erable, tied it two plays after
coach Mike Tomlin went for it
on fourth-and-1 from the 4, with
Russell barely getting the yard
to keep the drive going. Roeth-
lisberger hit Hines Ward for 37
yards earlier in the drive.
Reed's 37-yarder with 1:52
left before halftime put Pitts-
burgh ahead 10-7. Cincinnati
had a chance to tie it or go
ahead but couldn't take advan-
tage after Pittsburgh wide
receiver Limas Sweed, cover-
ing a punt, accidentally allowed
the ball to strike his left hand
and the Bengals recovered at
the Steelers' 39.
"It's been the tale of our sea-
son," Houshmandzadeh said of
the Bengals' league-worst
offense. "The defense plays
great, the offense is bad, basi-

IN THIS August 26 2007 Ihi,: 1oto,
Michael Vick triglitl lea.ec. a federal Ci biju
in Richmond, Va vwith atttrneyi m
Lawrene Woodward. alter pleadincg
guilty to a federal dogfighting charge


rural Surry County. He also each carried a possible prison
admitted to participating in the sentence of five years, but Vick-
killing of several underper- 's legal team and Surry County
forming dogs. Three co-defen- Commonwealth's Attorney
dants also pleaded guilty in the Gerald Poindexter agreed to
case. the plea deal.

NFL with 77 catches, and has
four touchdowns. (Ocho Cinco.
a downfield threat in previous
years, has 41 catches, none for
more than 22 yards. Ocho
Cinco made eight catches for
52 yards during Pittsburgh's
38-10 win in Cincinnati on
Oct. 19.

Forthes0o e.

Steelers' defense controls

Bengals in 27-10 victory

~ ----~- --~--~

Bengals don't

elaborate on

Ocho Cinco


AP Sports Writer

The Cincinnati Bengals failed
to explain why Chad Ocho
Cinco, the wide receiver for-
merly known as Chad John-
son, was held out for violat-
ing team rules during their 27-
10 loss in Pittsburgh on Thurs-
day night.
The decision to bench Ocho
Cinco was announced about
10 hours before kickoff and
the Bengals said they would
give more details after the
game, but coach Marvin Lewis.
declined to discuss it.
"We deactivated him like
we told you, and Chad will be
back and should be fine and
will hopefully get his treat-
ment and be ready to go (Nov.
30 against Baltimore)," Lewis
Ocho Cinco apparently got
into a dispute with a coach or
coaches during a team meet-
ing normally offensive play-
ers meet beforehand with the
offensive coordinator, in this
case Bob Bratkowski and
was sent back to Cincinnati.
"He went to have a discus-
sion with the coach but I don't
know if he walked out of the
meeting," fellow wide receiv-
er T.J. Houshmandzadeh said.
Defensive lineman John
Thornton also wasn't sure
what happened to cause the
Bengals to bench one of their
best players.
"I know he's done worse,"
Thornton said. "I think this
was just a statement from
coach (Lewis) at this kind of
season we're having. He needs
everybody on the same page.
He suspended him and told
us about it and we all moved
on. I don't think it had a big
effect on the game."
Lewis wouldn't speculate
whether Ocho Cinco's
absence hurt an offense that
did little after driving for a
touchdown in the first quar-
ter. The Bengals were out-
gained 364-208 while being
limited to 11 first downs.
"I don't know that the guy,
that way,-hurts you," Lewis
said. "Our other guys stepped
up and got an opportunity to
play and it's good for them."
There hasn't been much
good about the Bengals' 1-9-1
season, and Lewis under
pressure for the team's falloff
after making the playoffs
three seasons ago agreed
that, "We need to change how
we're getting things done."
Whether that means deal-
ing the controversy-causing
Ocho Cinco or making any
other'player moves, Lewis
wouldn't say.
"Playing. I'm not talking
about (changing) anything
other than that," Lewis said.
"We need to make sure that
we continue to develop our
guys and.do a good jo'b of
coaching and playing."
Ocho Cinco had three
touchdowns in two games
recently, but otherwise has
had a down season after mak-
ing the Pro Bowl during five
consecutive seasons.
"I'm sure he would have
helped. But we lost eight
games with him, so I don't
know how much," Housh-
mandzadeh said. "But, of
course, he would have helped.
... But they (the Bengals) did
what they felt was best. It
doesn't matter what I think in
situations like that."
Ocho Cinco had ankle
surgery in June and a shoulder
injury in August about the
time he changed his name
from Chad Johnson and
has not been as involved in
the Bengals' offense as much
as in previous years. Housh-
mandzadeh has become the
primary receiver, making at
least six catches in eight con-
secutive gamines until being
held to four receptions by
Houshmandzadeh leads the


ROB FRANKEL (left) punches Bobby Pacquiao during their lightweight fight in San Jose, California, Thursday.
Frankel won by unanimous decision...

Even with Iverson, Pistons get

blown away by the Celtics

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ing the first half-oftheir NBA dasketbailgame in Boston, Thursday Nov. 20, 2008.

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BOSTON (AP) The Allen
Iverson trade looked good for
the Pistons when they handed
the Lakers their first loss of the
season and snapped Cleveland's
eight-game winning streak.
It hasn't helped them against
the team they need to beat
Rajon Rondo had 18 points
and eight assists, outplaying the
recent Pistons acquisition and
leading the Boston Celtics to a
98-80 victory over Detroit on
Thursday night in a rematch of
last season's Eastern Confer-
ence finals.
"I saw him play like this in
the championship last season,"
Iverson said of his fellow point
guard. "Rondo played great. He
did an excellent job coming off
picks and getting to the basket
and making plays."
Iverson had 16 points and
four assists for Detroit, which
.fell to 4-3 since he was acquired
from Denver for Chauncey
Billups and Antonio McDyess.
Those two helped the Pistons
reach the conference finals,
Where they lost to Boston in six
games as the Celtics went on to
win their unprecedented 17th
NBA title.
The Pistons followed the
trade with wins against Los
Angeles and Cleveland two
of the top teams in the league.
But they've also lost a pair of.
blowouts to the defending
champs since swapping Billups
for Iverson at point guard; the
Celtics also beat Detroit handi-.
ly in Iverson's Nov. 9 home-
debut, outscoring them 30-10 in
the second quarter before coast-,
ing to an 88-76 victory.
"We're still trying to find our
identity, and it's still early in the
season,".Pistons guard Richard
Hamilton said. "Any time you
lose to a team two times by over
20 points, that's absolutely
bananas because we don't play
like that."
The Celtics also said they
expect things to change once
Iverson has had some of his
much-coveted practice time
with his new team.
"They've had some great
wins, but you have to figure
they're only going to get better
as the year goes along with
Allen Iverson," said Paul
Pierce, who scored just nine

CELTICS guard Tony Allen (42) slams a dunk against the Pistons...

points on 2-for-9 shooting -
the second time this season
Detroit has held him to single
"Even though Iverson is a
great player, we don't have to
worry about their point guard
posting us up."
The 6-foot-3, 202-pound
Billups was a touch matchup for
the 6-1, 171-pound Rondo in
the playoffs. Iverson is faster,
and he came out sizzling on
Thursday with seven points and
a steal to help the Pistons open
a 13-2 lead before Rondo
helped the Celtics turn the
game into a blowout.
"I would prefer not to play
either" Iverson or Billups,
Boston coach Doc Rivers said.
"Allen, in the middle of the
first, it was like, 'Slow down.'
I'm amazed by that guy every

* By CHRIS JENKINS bonnie Walsh was working on
AP Sports Writer several trades.
SLet's wait until it happens
MILWAUKEE (AP) The -if it happens," D'Antoni said
New York Knicks were expect-.' before the morning
ed to announce a trade fdorKi sihootaround. "Obviously, that
Golden State Warriors forward, would be tampering if I said
Al Harrington on Friday. ,, something "
Media reports had the Knicks ."':D'Antoni said he expected
sending guard Jamal Crawford Walsh to make moves to
to Golden State, though it was reshape the team in hopes of
unclear if he was the only play- clearing salary cap space before
er. the summer of 2010, and this'
A trade was expected to b .' .might be the first.
announced later Friday, accord- "The thing is, I think this will
ing to a person with knowledge happen a few times during the
of the deal who spoke on con- year, because I think Donnie
edition of anonymity because it has got his plan, and he will exe-
hadn't been completed. cute it as he sees fit," D'Antoni
Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said.
said on Friday that h is roster "And We'll go forward. Now
was likely to change bNefore the is this the first step? I don't
Knicks' game against the Bucks know for sure."
on Friday night, acknowledging ,Crawford said he first heard
reports that Knicks president about the potential deal Thurs-

time I see him play. The speed
and,endurance that he has every
night is remarkable."
Kevin Garnett scored 15 in
his return from a one-game sus-
pension, and Kendrick Perkins
had 10 rebounds before both
teams emptied their benches
dbwn the stretch.
After scoring 13 of the first
15 points in the game, Detroit
then they made just a single free
throw over the next four min-
utes and Rondo answered with
three baskets to help Boston tie
the game 14-all. *
The Celtics scored the first
seven points of the second quar-
ter and opened a 40-27 lead
with 5:13 left in the half. It was
49-40 at halftime and Boston
,went on an 18-5 riun in the third
to turn a 10-point lead into a
75-52 blowout.

day night and now considers it
"more likely" than not that the
trade will happen. But he wasn't
letting it bother him.
"When I was younger, when I
first got in the league and you
hear trade rumors, (I was) ner-
vous then," Crawford said. "But
now? No. Because you can't
worry about stuff you can't con-
D'Antoni acknowledged that
a trade could dramatically
shorten his bench for Friday's
game and temporarily disrupt
the team's focus.
"I think this is where you
have to be professional," D'An-
toni said. "This is where it's
tough, and it's a hard part of
the business."
AP Basketball Writer Bri-
an Mahoney in New York con-
tributed to this report.

India defeats England by five wickets

one-day international cricket game between India and England in Kanpur on Thursday. India won by five
wickets on basis of the Duckworth-Lewis method of calculating results of matches shortened by weath-
er conditions.

Knicks set to make trade

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ITS a family affair:. Linda Gibson, general manager of Star General
Insurance and businessman Max Gibson, owner of Columbian Emer-
alds International.

ARCHBISHOP Drexel Gomez and Bishop Alfred Reid stand while Gloria
Reid and Carol Gomez sit graciously. Bishop Reid thanked God for the
Archbishop Gomez's long, sustained and sacrificial service as arch-
bishop, bishop of Barbados for 21 years, bishop of the Bahamas, and
as chairman of the Provincial Liturgical Commission.

Last week, bishops of the Anglican Church in
the West Indies gathered in Nassau for meetings
and to celebrate the ministry of Archbishop Drex-
Sel Gomez as he prepares to demit office at the
end of 2008.
The festivities began with a Con-celebrated
Mass at Christ Church Cathedral and ended with a
gala banquet attended by 800 persons including
Governor General Arthur Hanna, former prime
minister and leader of the opposition Perry
Christie and his wife Bernadette Christie.
The master of ceremonies for the evening was
Idris Reid, former high commissioner to Canada.
A solo singing performance was offered by
Verna Elcock and music was provided by the
Royal Bahamas Police Force.
A private dinner was held at the Oak Hill Road
residence of Anita Gomez Roberts, the Archbish-
op's sister and another at the Eastern Road Estate
.of businessman Franklyn Wilson, chairman of
Sunshine Holdings and attorney Sharon Wilson,
principal at the law firm of Sharon Wilson and
A recurring theme of speeches was the distin-
guished service which Archbishop Gomez has
given as a father by his daughter Deborah
. Shearer, as a high school teacher of mathematics
by former student Sharon Wilson, as a clergyman
by Patrick Adderley, the Dean of Nassau; as a
leader of the Bahamas Diocese by his successor
Bishop Laish Boyd, as a schoolmate And friend by
Gilbert Thompson, Suffragan Bishop of Nassau;
as a leader by attorney Ruby Nottage, chancellor
of the Diocese; and as a major force in the Global
Anglican Commission by written tribute from
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.

THE RT. Rev'd Harold Daniels, Suffragan Bishop of
Manddville, Jamaica and His Excellency, The Hon.
Arthur D. Hanna shares in the public festivities a
sold out banquet at the Whydham Cable Beach Hotel.

THE RT. Rev'd
Gilbert Thompson,
Suffragan Bishop
of the Bahamas
and hiswife Olga
Thompson. Bishop
Thompson and
Archbishop Gomez
met on their first
day of Primary
School and have
remained steadfast
friends and col-
leagues ever since.

Lloyd Toppin,
furniture mak-
er; Reverend
Leo Cox,
prison chaplin
and Ralph
Woods, retired
road traffic
controller and

FRONT ROW: Enjoying the private dinner are Sharon Cleare, who served as hosts to The Rt.
Rev'd Robert Thompson, of Kingston Jamaica and Charmaine Thompson. Also standing is
Joane Boyd, a professional banker and the wife of the incomingBishop Laish Boyd, along
with Carol Gomez and A(chbishop Gomez. Jackie King-Mycklewhythe, Gloria Reid, The Rt.
Rev'd Alfred Reid, Bishop of Jamaica, The Rt. Rev'd I'aish Boyd, Bishop Co-adjuctor Diocese
of the Bahamas-and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Sherman, Shirley
Braynen and
Aubrey Sherman
are shown at a gal-
la banquet for the
most Reverend
-Drexel W Gomez
on his retirement
as Anglican Bishop
of the Bahmas
Turks and Caicos
Islands and Arch-
bishop in the
Province of the
West Indies Pri-
mate and Metro-

AT THE dinner
hosted at her
home, Attorney
'Sharon Wilson
presented Arch-
bishop Gomez
with a framed pho-
tograph of the,
Staff of St. John's
Collegewhile the
Archbishop was a
member of that .
staff. ..

ARCHBISHOP Gomez proudly
displays a gift from Philip Wright,
Bishop of.Belize, while Leo Frade,
Bishop of South Florida, looks

FROM LEFT: accountant Wayne Aranha, Desiree Aranha, Cheryl Aranha and William Aianha Sr who is the own-
er of Aranha's Construction Company.


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