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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 28, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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I Ingraham meets victim

of suspected arson attack


*. By MEGAN
REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff
Reporter
PRIME Minister
Hubert Ingraham has
pledged his support to
customs officer Roslyn
Ritchie, who lost her
house in a suspected
arson attack on
Wednesday.
The customs officer HeI
of 23 years claims she
began receiving death threats
after joining the task force when it
was formed six months ago to
prevent individuals and business-
es from evading import taxes.
Mr Ingraham invited Mrs
Ritchie to meet with him yester-
day, when she told him she
believes the attack was directed at
her because she has been putting
her best efforts into her job.
She said: "Frelayed to him
everything and he was very con-
cerned and sympathetic. He did-
n't make any promises but I am
confident that he will do every-
thing he can..
"At least it made me feel a Ipt
better because it showed me that
I am not alone out there, that


they do care."
The mother-of-three
has not been offered any
accommodation or finan-
cial assistance by Mr
Ingraham or Comptrol-
ler of Customs Anthony
Adderley, and is staying
with her husband and
children at relatives'
homes.
Her ten-room house in
Sealink Drive, Summer
* Haven Estates, off East
Street South, Nassau,
burned for nearly four hours on
Wednesday afternoon leaving
nothing behind.
. Neighbours reported seeing a
red car pass the house shortly
before it burst into flames and
police have launched an inten-
sive investigation into the stus-
pected arson attack.
Customs officers concerned for
their own safety have attacked
the comptroller for allegedly hav-
ing a heartless response to the
suspected attack, and criticised
him for not offering her protec-
tion earlier.
The officers, some of whom
claim to have been subjected to
SEE page eight


PICTURED IS ONE of the hundreds of babies that have been cared for in
the Nazareth Centre since it opened in 2001. Administrator Sister Annie
Thompson says many of them end up there because their mothers have
'fallen through the cracks' in society.* SEE STORY PAGE TWO


Comptroller of
Customs speaks
out on corruption
investigations
* By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
AFTER a sustained silence
in the face of frequent media
inquiries, the comptroller of
customs has finally decided to
speak out on the growing deba-
cle surrounding internal cor-
ruption investigations facing the
department.
At an arranged press confer-
ence to be held at Customs
headquarters on Thompson
Boulevard today, media repre-
sentatives are expected to quiz
comptroller Anthony Adderley
on several looming issues.
Allegations of arson against
officer Roslyn Ritchie's home,
SEE page eight


THE Bahamas Telecom-
munications Company Lim-
ited (BTC) announced yes-
terday that costs for all basic
mobile features will be elim-
inated permanently as of
December 1.,
All GSM customers will
now have access to four
basic features absolutely
free.
BTC's vice-president of
marketing Marlon Johnson
said in a press statement:
"We at BTC want to make it
a bit easier for everyone, in
particular all of our cell-
phone customers, pre-paid
and post-paid. So as our spe-
cial Christmas gift to you this
SEE page nine


MOTORISTS flooded The back to work or face hours in
Tribune with calls last night to traffic," one caller.
express outrage that govern- "People are starting to lose
ment workers were digging up it. They are shouting at each
Eastern road during rush hour other and going the wrong way
causing huge traffic jams. down one streets!" added.
One driver said it had taken another.
him an hour to get from Traffic was virtually frozeni
Dowdeswell Street to the Esso. and backed up through the east-i
On The Run station on East ern part of downtown up to.
Bay Street, where he was sit- press time last night.
ting at a standstill at 7pm. Side streets off Shirley Street
"This is absolutely ridiculous,
I had to turn around and -gd.-. SEE page eight

COB to drop deferred
payment rate for students
i By ALEXDMISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE College of the Bahamas has announced
that it will drop the deferred payment rate for stu-
dents and offer counselling services for those
who lost their jobs.
COB president Janyne Hodder said there are
three distinct groups she feels need to be focused
on students who are studying abroad, those
who lost their jobs and the current students and
their families.
"Anything that we have done in the past year
has been to benefit the students. We have decid-
ed to decrease the amount that one first needed
to put on that deferred payment plan.. It was 60 per cent and we are no%%
SEE page eight

'Striking out' application made
in case of church appointments


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
SUBMISSIONS on a "strik-
ing out" application in the case
of a founding member of First
Baptist Church and the church's
pastor and pastor-elect were
presented in Supreme Court
yesterday.
:Rev Harold.Bodie, a found-
ing member of First Baptist
Church, is seeking a Supreme


Court declaration that the
appointment of Rev Diana
Francis as pastor-elect and co-
pastor of the church is null and
void and deemed a contraven-
tion of article 16 of the associa-
tion's memorandum.
Rev Bodie is also seeking a
declaration that all positions of
the church's executive board
SEE page 10


Staff at pre-school voice concern
about drug dealers in the area
* By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter
STAFF at a local pre-school say the area is infested with drug
dealers and undesirables, but that their calls for help have fallen on
deaf ears.
Dieon Rolle, managing director of Mother's Heart Nursery and
Pre-school on Golden Sun Drive, said a group of men in the area
SEE page 10


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* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

AS ITS 40 plus children -
abandoned, neglected, abused
and orphaned prepare to enjoy
a donated thanksgiving meal,
Nazareth Centre administrator
Sister Annie Thompson says
many of them end up there
because their mothers have "fall-
en through the cracks" in society.
This week The Bahamas cele-
brates National Women's Week.


It is intended to commemorate
great women, the 46th anniver-
sary of women's right to vote and
to serve as a platform to discuss
the status of women in society.

Suffering
According to Sister Annie,
who also sits on the National
Women's Advisory Council and
the Bureau of Women's Affairs,
although the country has many
successful females in its midst,


the "masses" are "stuck in a rut",
suffering from a lack of self
belief.
She draws a link between this
and the number of children
which are admitted to the tem-
porary protective shelter.
One four month old baby, who
has been in the centre since she
was only a few weeks old, arrived
after being abandoned at a
friend's home by her mother who
was herself being abused by her
daughter's father.
With the friends unable to


keep the baby, the Department
of Social Services came into the
picture and shortly afterwards
she was placed in the care of the
Nazareth Centre, located in Mil-
lenium Gardens, and its 30 staff
and volunteers.
"We tend in the Bahamas to,
since some women have come so
far, we tend to look at the few
successful women and think that
on a whole we are going places.

Approach
"But the masses are still falling
through the cracks and my ques-
tion was how do we assist these
women to get out of this rut? I
don't have the answer but I think
it's a gradual approach and
method of trying to get women
to believe in themselves. That's
the key," said the 57-year-old
administrator and former school
principal.,
Over and above the number
of stable, successful women in
the Bahamas are "a lot more"
who have "not found their
niche", she added.
"And so my thinking is that to
whom much is given, much is
'asked.
"We need to as much as we
possibly can, reach out to these
women so that they can avoid
getting into these situations
because of stupid reasons," said
the nun.
Of the "43 to 46" children
between the ages of 0 and 12 in
the centre at present around a
quarter fall into each of the
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed categories, with about one per
cent orphaned.
Most stay at the centre from
anywhere between two to three
months to three years, with the
hope that eventually their par-
ents can elevate themselves to a

Fin Threads


point where they can successful-
ly nurture their child.
Sister Annie said problems for
their mothers, reflected in their
inability to care for their depen-
dents, can arise out of the fact
that their low self-esteem inclines
them towards becoming involved
with men who hold on to the
"old image that women are sup-
posed to be barefoot and in the
kitchen."
"You're not supposed to be
out working. If you're out work-
ing and you're making more
money than I am, then that's a
problem. They don't know how
to really balance that kind of
thing. So you will find that the
people who are in these situa-
tions are caught up with these
fellas who are still in that mind-
set. The fellas that move from
that mindset need to assist the
young men coming up," said Sis-
ter Annie.
The Nazareth Centre opened
in April 2001 and is administered
by the government in conjunc-
tion with the Roman Catholic
Archdiocese.
Since it opened, "several hun-
dred" children have slept in its


neatly kept dormitories. Only
around 15 per cent of the chil-
dren enjoy supervised visits from
a parent, at the discretion of
Social Services.
At present, the facility is
slightly over capacity and occa-
sionally has to turn down chil-
dren recommended for protec-
tion by Social Services. They will
then seek shelter for them at one
of several other children's homes
on the island.

Attention

Sister Annie says this is for the
best, as children will not get the
attention they deserve.
"If you have two or three peo-
ple taking care of 14 children, or
16 children, that's a lot.
"We have been over for neces-
sity cases, but you don't want to
just house them, you also want to
give them individual attention -
spiritually, emotionally and edu-
cationally.
-- "I evaluate it and if I think
we're really going to be doing a
disservice to the child, I say no,"
said Sister Annie.


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THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008,OPAGEE3
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Push for legal

gambling for

Bahamians

continues
THE Ad-Hoc Committee
for Gaming Reform
announced yesterday that it
would hold a public forum to
discuss the country's "discrim-
inatory and restrictive" gam-
ing laws.
In the latest step in its fight
against the ban on gambling
by locals, the committee said it
will shortly extend invitations
to senior government officials,
church leaders, gaming indus-
try stakeholders, special inter-
est groups and various profes-
sionals.
"Prohibition of Bahamians
from gaming is unacceptable
in the minds of the majority of
Bahamians, including the
Gaming Board. It has openly
advocated for a review of gam-
ing law and publicly offered
that Bahamians should be
allowed to legally wager," said
the committee in a statement.
The forum is tentatively
scheduled for the second week
in December with the time,
exact date and location to be
announced shortly, the com-
mittee' said.
"Media' discussion of the
matter has been frequent and
probing. Membership of the
committee has grown and pub-
lic debate has heightened," the
committee said.
Committee members said
they have met with the Gam-
ing Board and there is agree-
ment on the need for govern-
ment to appoint a select com-
mittee to work out a legisla-
tive reform package immedi-
ately.
"Current legislation encour-
ages illegal gaming across the
country," the statement said."
Private interests are profiting
in the current context to the
considerable disadvantage of
the public treasury."
Sidney Strachan, chairman
for the Ad-Hoc Gaming
Reform Committee, said: "We
intend to make it a public
event and hope to see broad
discussion of the issue. The
audience will be invited to ask
questions of the panel.
Undoubtedly there will be con-
siderable interest ,in the gov-
ernment's position."

St Andrew's School
celebrates 60
years of excellence,
in education
ST Andrew's School was
established in 1948 and since
then has made its mark as one
of the most outstanding insti-
tutions in the Bahamas.
On Saturday, the school will
celebrate its 60th anniversary
with the Diamond Jubilee
Celebration at the Atlantis
Crown Ballroom on Paradise
Island.
Proceeds from the event
will benefit the school's pro-
grammes, as well as support
the school's endowment funds.
The Diamond Jubilee Cele-
bration will feature entertain-
ment by the Portobello
Ceilidh Band and Modem
Vintage.
Other highlights of the
evening will include a silent
auction featuring luxurious
hotel stays, spectacular jewelry
and unique art.
"When St Andrew's School
first opened its doors at the
Kirk, it was .impossible to fore-
see in 1948 that our journey
into the future would bring to
the students of St Andrew's
learning opportunities through
integrated studies, experiential
learning, scholarship pro-
grammes, athletics, the arts
and community partnerships,"
said Bob Wade, principal of St
Andrew's School.

* CORRECTION
IN YESTERDAY'S Tri-
bune Obituaries, it was incor-,
rectly reported that Rev
Timothy Stewart would cel-
ebrate 26 years as pastor of
Bethel Baptist Church on
December 30, 2008.
In fact, Rev Stewart will
commemorate the anniver-
sary at the historic church on


Meeting Street on Sunday
November 30, with a service
at 9.30am.
A second service will
begin at 6.30pm.
The Tribune would like to
apologise for any inconve-
nience this error may have
caused.


* By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter
IN THE wake of mass lay-offs due to a depressed
economy, it is expected that banks will have had to
start repossessing the most common items for which
persons take out loans vehicles. However, some
banks in the Bahamas have taken a different
approach to those who can no longer make pay-
ments, offering them payment package options to
ease their burden.
One car lot owner told The Tribune yesterday
that he has seen an increase in the number of vehi-
cles in his lot which formerly belonged persons who
could not afford to pay the banks on time.
But, he added: "Even though I see an increase of
cars coming in, many go right back out to the same
person who owned it, as the banks are now seeming
to try to work with those persons."
One of the head managers at Commonwealth
Bank said it is the best interest of the bank to work
with the customer, which is something Common-
wealth Bank has already started to do.


"What the industry is doing is trying to assist cus-
tomers in any way possible. At the end of the day,
you can repossess someone's car who isn't work-
ing and they still cannot pay you. So all you have is
a vehicle and a loan that is still standing so it's in the
best interest of the bank to work something out
with that customer. It might not be the payment
that you want but it is better than getting nothing at
all," he said.
Senior vice president of credit risk at Common-
wealth Bank, Denise Turnquest, said vehicle repos-
sessions is a last resort for the bank, as the staff are
doing everything they can to work with their cus-
tomers.
. "We certainly have not seen an increase (in repos-
sessions) when we compare this year with last year.
We are working with our customers due to the eco-
nomic situation.
"We are trying every option to work with cus-
tomers on a case by case basis because everyone's
situation is different. We will do all we can to work
with them until the economic environment changes,"
Mrs Turnquest said.


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter.
AS ECONOMIC and social
ills continue to impact the coun-
try, a prominent attorney yes-
terday announced his plan to
"save the nation."
Godfrey 'Pro' Pinder told
reporters at a press conference
in Rawson Square that Bahami-
ans must learn to deal with their
own problems and come up
with a plan to save the nation.
He said that in order to
ensure that this plan is a suc-
cess, Bahamians must put God
first.
Outlining his nine-point plan
to "save the nation," Mr Pin-
der said Bahamians must first
learn to be their brother's keep-
er. He said the country's politi-
cal climate also needs to change.
"We must get away from the
patronising attitude of merely
making promises to people
every five years during election
time," he said.
"The people must be able to
complain about their assembly-
man, about genuine problems
and expect genuine solutions,"
he added.
Mr Pinder called for eco-
nomic diversification and the
strengthening of the middle
class by establishing small busi-
nesses and creating jobs. He
said that Bahamians must fish,
farm and harvest raw materials
for pharmaceuticals.
He also called for better edu-
cation, as D+ is the national
average.
Mr Pinder said greater effort
needs to be made to curb crime
in the country.
He called on professionals
and members of the religious
sector to get involved.
Mr Pinder said the govern-
ment cannot address these ills
alone.
"Laws by themselves cannot


address ills, they cannot resolve
crime, they must be put into
action. They have been passing
laws forever and nothing has


happened. People want atten-
tion, especially the youth. We
must give them that positive
attention," he said.


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LAST MONTH Education Minister Carl
Bethel, speaking at the opening of National
Careers Day, told of the desperate need to let
Bahamian students see "the dignity that there is
in the technical side of education." He said he
wanted the youth to be exposed to the "dignity I
of hard work."
He said that this country needs more than
doctors and lawyers. It was in desperate need of
medical technicians, engineers, plumbers and
electricians.
"We need electricians," he said, "we need
carpenters."
We also need investors and construction
work to start to create employment for both
the skilled and unskilled.
And if there are not enough skilled Bahami-
ans for jobs to start, then to get both the skilled
and unskilled workers in this country employed,
Immigration will have to grant needed work
permits to get shovels in the ground.
"In the last several weeks hundreds and hun-
dreds of Bahamian workers have been sent
home, whether by way of terminations or layoffs
as a claimed result by employers of the dire
economic conditions. presently being experi-
enced in this country. The numbers of the unem-
ployed are steadily swelling with new members
being added almost every day," said PLP chair-
man Glenys Hanna-Martin. She urged govern-
ment to "reinstate with uncompromising vigour
the policy of Bahamianisation, bending over
backwards to ensure that no job vacancy in this
country will be filled by an expatriate when
there is a Bahamian who is, able to competent-
ly fill that post."
Our experience with Immigration is that it
has never ceased to ensure that no Bahamian is
waiting in the wings who is both competent and
willing to do the job. Also what many Bahami-
ans, particularly those blinded by politics, fail to
realise is that an employer would prefer to hire
a competent Bahamian with the right attitude
and work ethic over a foreigner if only for the
fact that it is less expensive to do so. Immigra-
tion work permit fees are climbing to such pro-
hibitive heights that a company will only hire a
foreigner if he is essential to the business and a
Bahamian of equal skills can't be found.
So it is useless for unionists to say that no
work permit should be granted if Bahamians are
jobless. Should immigration follow this policy as
stupidly and vindictively as did the Pindling
government, employment in the country will
not increase. No construction can continue if
there are not enough carpenters, plumbers,
electricians and other skilled members of the
trade to undertake a large project.
Most of the Bahamians now being laid off are
waiters, waitresses, bell boys, porters and per-
sons doing unskilled jobs in the tourist industry.
They haven't the skills needed in the construc-
tion trade. Therefore, if construction is to be
held back until work can be found for these


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persons, this country will certainly be in a sorry
state.
If Bahamianisation is to be reinstated with
the "uncompromising vigour" of the Pindling
era, then this country will be beaten to the
ground, and Bahamians will suffer a lengthy
recession.
The Tribune can write a best seller on the
PLP meaning of "uncompromising" Bahami-
anisation and how it stifles and slows down
industry.
In our case the "uncompromising" victimi-
sation was used politically to crush this news-
paper. If is only because we refused even to
the detriment of our own 'health to bow to
the dictates of the little tyrant that Bahamians
today can express themselves freely and change
their governments when they go to the polls.
However, what PLP Bahamianisation meant
to The Tribune was that instead of creating
jobs for Bahamians, it removed all our training
programmes, and shut off employment. Depart-
ments were closed, people were replaced by
modem technology. The editorial department,
where we did a lot of training ourselves, suffered
the most. As the only two qualified persons in
this department the Editor and Managing
Editor had to, devote themselves totally,
almost around the clock, to producing a daily
newspaper, all training programmes had to stop.
We also had a training school, which operated
successfully for a year. At the end of the year it
had to be closed when the permit for the qual-
ified journalist, hired to do nothing but instruct
young Bahamian writers in a classroom setting,
was refused by Immigration.
Hopefully. we have matured from the dark
.ages. We now have. an enlightened immigra-
tion minister in the person of Mr Branville
McCartney, who, having been in business him-
self, knows how employers suffer at the hands of
persons who fail to understand the needs of
employers, and cannot comprehend that when
time is wasted, so is money. Of course, when
money is wasted, businesses close and workers
. walk the streets. That is what PLP Bahamiani-
sation meant to this country, and that is why
there were so many unemployed persons when
the Pindling government was defeated.
Pindling promised jobs for all by 1980. He
failed to deliver. On the defeat of his govern-
ment in 1992 he told a reporter: "We knew peo-
ple were hurting, we knew that homes were
being sold, we knew that parents were taking
kids out of school. We. didn't think that this
would have affected them so drastically in deter-
mining what they would do during the elec-
tion."
We have to get people back to work, but it
has to be done in such a way that businesses can
function and hiring can continue. The Immi-
gration Department has to handle the granting
or denial of work permits with intelligence and
a sensitivity to the needs of the market. ,


The Tribune Limited
NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Need for technicians


Opposition Member of Par-
liament for Cat Island, Mr
Philip "Brave" Davis recently
said in Parliament that it is his
,view that because of the num-
ber of persons currently charged
with murder, it is likely that
some of those persons so
charged, may never be tried.
This is indeed very scary.
Embarrassing delays plague
our judicial system.
We have a system that pro-
vides trials set so far into the
future that further serious
crimes are committed while
accused persons are out on bail.
A basic premise of Bahamian
law is that a person charged
with a crime is presumed inno-
cent until proven guilty.
Bail is intended to recognize
that presumption and allow
people who are charged with
an offence to continue in their
daily lives until and unless they
are convicted and sentenced.
In fact, bail is so important
that the Cornstitution speaks to
persons charged with an offence
having the right not to be
denied reasonable bail without
just cause.
But the presumption of inno-
cence does not require that bail
must always be granted to every
person charged with an offence.
Bail is not allowed to people
who are likely to run off, com-
mit other crimes while on


release, or whose crimes are so
shocking as to make their
release scandalous.
Bail requires a balancing of
the rights of an accused and the
safety of society.
And it is that balancing that is
set awry by delays in the crimi-
nal justice system as a whole.
The trouble is that bail is
intended to be a brief interim
step in the process leading to,
trial. But time between arrest'
and trial is no longer brief.
It is now common to see cas-
es where the crimes alleged
took place five years or more
before the trial.
What happened to the days
when a murder committed in
January, the accused had a jury
trial in June and the Court of
Appeal decision in November?
Back in the day, less signifi-
cant cases moved even faster.
Today, we have a completely
different situation.
The enormous system delays
make the decision to grant or
deny bail vastly more important
than ever before.
Failure to grant bail can send
an innocent accused to jail for
years; granting bail wrongly,
puts society at terrible risk.


inevitably, is coloured by the
realisation that a refusal to grant
bail can lead to a lengthy prison
sentence for someone who has
not been, and may not be, con-
victed of a crime.
The only way to fix this prob-
lem is to make the system move
faster.
The underlying. laws govern-
ing bail needs to be revisited to
protect society and'the .ights of
accused.
This will require ensuring that
criminal trials really do take
place promptly and tnat will
require an overhaul to the sys-
tem as a whole.
More than mere tinkering is
needed.
We have to accept that a
speedy trial is essential to hav-
ing a fair justice system and the
failure to move cases along puts
everyone, not just-the accused
at risk.
Changes can be made but we
need strong leadership. The
need to change our system is
not a matter of being "tough on
crime" or politics at all, it is a
matter of making the system
work.
We know what must be done.
We now need to summon the
courage to do it.
JERRY ROKER
Nassau,
November 26, 2008.


EDITOR, The Tribune.
"YES we can" is the catch-
phrase of the year.
It is all too obvious that Nas-
sau is overcrowded, hit and -
miss utilities, bad roads, and the
list goes on.
Freeport has wide open
spaces, good roads and a com-
plete absence of horrendous
traffic jams.
What to do?'
Why not move either the
Judiciary or the Legislature, or


preferably both, i.e. the capital
from Nassau to Freeport and
leave Nassau as the main Finan-
cial Centre.
The result?
A shot in the. arm for
Freeport and the saving of a
creaking, run down, over-
crowded Nassau.
For Nassau read, for exam-
ple, New York/Wall Street/a
vacation centre.
For Freeport read Wash-
ington, DC.
And then Why not build


that bridge from Abaco toi
Grand Bahama..
The cost?
Make it a toll bridge and issue
bonds for the construction.
Needless to say all this will
soak up a lot of the present
unemployment;

INTERESTED
SPECTATOR
Nassau,
November, 2008.


Profits are nice, gouging is not


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I DON'T know if anybody
else is watching but oil, on the
international markets, closed
below $50 per barrel last Fri-
day, the 21 November, the first
time it has been to this price
since late in 2006. I trust that


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for generations


let's work together to keep
the electricity on and your

month bills


Efforts to reduce
electricity bills succeed
only if everyone
participates in energy
conservation. Please turn
off appliances, lights, and
equipment when not in
use. Unplug electronic
Devices and chargers,
once your devices have
charged.


-ui, nt:, RlEC-Wo' re al in Lhis 1,ogel.her'.
We all havc a part. to play.


BEC will be able to bring down
its "fuel surcharge" to reflect
this dramatic drop. Just so that
everybody can be on the same
page, the fuel surcharge on my
December .2006 billing was
0.099141 and the same charge
on my last bill for Septem-
ber/October 2008 was 0.212803!
While I am moaning I would
also like to remind the garages
and motoring stores selling oil
of this huge movement in the
price of oil. One day last week I
purchased one gallon of Cas-


trol GTX 10w-30 engine oil at a
price of $27.15; this was, I think,
two days after I had ween an
advertisement on American TV
where Advance Auto Parts
stores in Florida are selling
exactly the same product at
$15.99!
I appreciate that profits are
nice, but gouging is definitely
not.
PETER ARMSTRONG
Nassau,
November, 2008.


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EDITOR, The Tribune. The decision to grant bail,


Why not move the capital


from Nassau to Freeport?


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Abaco's volunteer
firefighters fear they
are ill-equipped for
airport emergencies
VOLUNTEER firefighters
in Abaco are concerned that
they are ill-equipped to tackle
emergencies at Marsh Har-
bour's international airport.
They fear their inability to
meet FAA standards will result
in a cut in flights from the Unit-
ed States, worsening an already
declining island economy.
The local voluntary unit was
given the job of taking care of
airport fires after a govern-
ment-owned firetruck devel-
oped transmission problems
last week.
-But one source told The Tri-
bune yesterday: "We are not
really equipped to do this, and
our fear is that the FAA will
step in and halt international
flights into Marsh Harbour.
That would be very bad for the
island economy."
He added: "If we take on the
job, we don't have a whole lot
of confidence in the govern-
ment getting the truck fixed."
Local sources claim the
government firetruck had
been bought against expert
advice.
Apart from costing twice as
much as the truck recom-
mended by local firemen,, it has
no proper radio and an auto-
matic transmission that can't
be fixed on the island, it is
claimed.
"Now we have a situation
where the truck doesn't work -
and we have been asked to step
in and fill the gap," the source
added.
Marsh Harbour handles
heavy international traffic from
Miami, Fort Lauderdale and
West Palm Beach.
Apart from commercial
flights, it is popular with pri-
vate fliers, especially those who
have second homes on Abaco.
The airport is a vital key to
Abaco's economic success, as
American tourists and the sec-
ond home market are impor-
tant revenue earners.
Colls to the Manager at
Marsh Harbour airport were
not returned up to press time
yesterday.

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Fewer Thanksgiving flights this year


* By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
THANKSGIVING weekend
spells sales for thousands of shop-
pers but this year's economic cri-
sis has led airlines to reduce
flights and consumers to hold
back.
Although flights from Nassau
to Miami, Ft Lauderdale and
Orlando are fully booked this
weekend, there are fewer flights
than at this time last year.
Nassau Airport Development
company (NAD) spokeswoman
Lori Chambers said: "We are see-
ing an approximate 10 per cent
decrease in passengers this year
over last year during the five-day
period.


"In addition, we've seen a
decline in the number of flights
operating to Florida this year dur-
ing the Thanksgiving holiday peri-
od, however the airlines report
the flights that are operating are
full."
Theresa Neilly at Stuart's Tour
and Travel Service in East Street
South said some shoppers have
been trying to book flights this
week regardless of economic
warnings, but have been forced
to abandon their plans or change
their schedule.
She said: "In the past the air-
lines would put more flights on,
but now people are taking alter-
nate dates to get the best rates, or
they are opting not to go because
of the rates."


Travel agency Destination's
senior manager Ernestine Sher-
man said another deterrent for
customers is airlines' increase in
penalties from $50 or $60 to $100
or $150 for passengers who miss
their flights.
She said: "I think because peo-
ple have a budget they are pre-
pared to pay to make the flights,
but once the fare is out of their


budget or if it doesn't fall into
their work schedule, they are not
travelling, whereas previously
they would have taken an extra
day off to go away."
Patricia Tavares, assistant
manager of Premier Travel in
Collins Avenue, said they
have fewer customers, which
she attributes to the economic cri-
sis.


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PICTURED AT the signing are Ambassador Louis Harold Joseph of Republic
of Haiti and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette. Looking on is Terry Archer of protocol division at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs.
The Bahamas and Haiti sign Memorandum of -


Understanding on visa waiver for diplomats
THE Bahamas and the Republic of Haiti have signed a Memorandum
of Understanding on the waiver of visas for holders of diplomatic and
official passports.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symon-
ette signed on behalf of the Bahamas and Ambassador Louis Harold
Joseph on behalf of the Republic of Haiti..
"This Memorandum of Understanding is a reciprocal agreement
providing for the waiver of visa requirement for diplomats and officials
from both countries;" Mr Symonette said.
"This waiver will also facilitate the closer collaboration between our
two countries, as both Haitian and Bahamian diplomats and officials can
travel to the respective country without a visa.
"This ease of travel by our diplomats and officials is a sign of the deep-
ening of our relationship and a further strengthening of the bonds that
have shaped the social and historical development of the two countries."
Mr Symonette thanked the Haitian Ambassador for his work in
assisting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in fostering relations between
both countries, which he considered to be "working as smoothly as pos-
sible and we look forward to 2009 being a very productive year."
Ambassador Joseph said Haiti was "yery grateful" for the assistance
the 'Bahamas has provided over the years, particularly-the Bahamas'
recent 'donation of $500,000 which he said will go towards Haitians
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Recommended books on Bahamian subjects


GARTH Buckner recently sent
me an advance copy of his new
novel (Thine is the Kingdom,
Ravenna Press, 2008). But since
part of Tough Call's day job is
the distribution of Bahamian
books (or more accurately, books
on Bahamian-related subjects), I
did not feel able to offer an exclu-
sive review in this space. So I
picked a selection of books at ran-
dom to give readers a few ideas
for holiday reading (a complete
list can be found at
www.bahamasmedia.com
Buckner's 235-page novel
opens with a real slice of island


life this particular island, in
fact, and this particular life. A
comical traffic confrontation with
a boat trailer at the infamous
Montagu ramp, where our hero is
regarded as an undesirable inter-
loper by white and black Bahami-


ans alike.
We soon learn precisely why
he deserved such derision. His
father was an American expat
who married a white Bahamian.
Ergo, our hero was never afford-
ed the luxuries of Bahamian citi-


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This Monday past my brother died.
And with my family I have cried.
We hoped and prayed that he would stay
But it wasn t to be that way
And while I feel this isn't fair
I guess he's needed more up there
I hope there's music where he's gone
So he can play and sing along
For each of us within his life
His friends, his kin, his loving wife
SWill not forget how much he cared
: urjoys and pain he more than cared
S.. j oyS 'and pain he more than shared
He loved .us :al attd id his best
,.. ake O 1't i ess stressed
fisjHS.W and. charm i1 sure be missed
S; juAnd others things too much to list
I; :,t's histurn now to rest in peace
:. and still I hear his bunch of keys
:. A -ad, t-fiho6ugh his soul is far away
,.. ;In our hearts he's here to stay

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zenship. As he explains: "I fancy
people of the government ilk got
great satisfaction in seeing fami-
lies like mine broken up. They
liked to whittle down the num-
bers of those they fancied did not
belong, those who opposed them
politically. They saw no distinc-
tion between nationality and their
nationalist party. Everyone else
was suspect.",
A pretty accurate description
of Bahamian attitudes during the
Pindling era. Attitudes that have
only lately ameliorated. Buckn-
er throws in lots of charming ver-
nacular phrases to back this up
like: "foreign bitches should car-
ry they stink ass".
Aside from the cultural
cameos such as diving conch,
killing snakes, spearing crawfish,
mutton fishing, drinking, market
brawling and burglar chasing, the
story is all about our hero's quest
for legitimacy as in citizenship
papers: "You better bribe some-
one quick before they lose your
file," a friend knowingly advises.
"That's how it is...When you're
straight you tell them to carry
their ass. But you, you need to
grease that wheel. That's all them
cocksuckers understand power
and money. And they trade the
first for the last."
There's even a subplot to bum
the market at the Montagu ramp:
"This is the right thing to do,"
our hero is told. "These people
have no business license...they
never pay a cent in tax, this mar-
ket is a health hazard: all those
fish guts and conch slop sitting
out in the hot sun at low tide and
then getting carried down to the
bathing beach. What kind of bac-
teria do you think's in there?
Look, there's no running
water...where do you think these
guys go to the toilet?...It's a pub-
lic health hazard and a blot on
the environment."
All sentiments we can easily
agree with. But eventually,
because by some peculiar twist
of fate our herois the legitimate
son of a foreign father and a
Bahamian mother, he pays his
immigration bribe and is sudden-
ly transformed into a person wor-
thy of politeness and attention,
who is commended to have "a
blessed day."
This book is a series of cultur-
al cameos that most Bahamians
will find familiar and entertain-
ing, if not always agreeable. Buck-
ner no doubt draws on his child-
hood in this regard. Born in Lon-
ddn, he came to Nassau at the
age of six in 1977 and is now a
citizen who serves on the board of
BTC. "I wanted to write a novel
about Nassau... the colour, the
seascapes, the architecture, the
history, the music," he told Tough
Call. "There is a lot that is beau-

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island during the second world
war) insists that no American
Troops ever set foot there, as the
authors suggest.
New Negroes from Africa
er 28th 6:00 9:00pm This is the intriguing title of a
book (Indiana University Press,
2006) by Rosanne Marion Adder-
,ley on free African settlement in
the Bahamas and Trinidad during
the 19th century. The author
(who is Paul Adderley's daugh-
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tiful and of value. But there is a lish lecturer Ian Strachan wrote
darker side, one of lawlessness this autobiographic coming-of-
and a disrespect for others." age novel published by Lynne
Educated in Boston and New Rienner in 1997. It is described
York, Buckner has an under- by one reviewer as "a 'journey
graduate degree in politics and a within' in both a. personal and
Master's in land development and political sense. In following the
finance, which puts him in good rites of passage of Tree Bodie,
stead as a realtor. His father, Strachan provides the reader with
Hugh Buckner, developed Sandy- the internal struggles, pleasures,
port out west. and pain of growing up in the
"By the time I moved to New Bahamas."
York I had read a great deal and Cleolamae
was trying to write," he told me. Bahamas-based Trini lawyer
"I met Gordon Lish, a former Joseph Ledee published this his-
Esquire and Knopf editor, who torical novel (Media Enterprises,
had been known as 'Captain Fic- 1999) and followed it up with a
tion' in the 70s and 80s. Lish took compendium of short stories and
me under his wing and taught me creative writings called Hydra-
the craft of writing. Through him cote (Media Enterprises, 2001).
I met some of the New York lit- Cleolamae is described as a fable
erary set. I went on to publish a of Bahamian life that "highlights
few short stories in leading liter- the history and culture of the
ary journals and Lish championed Bahamian people with whom the
my first novel, The Origins of author has spent most of his life."
Solitude, and after it was rejected Folk Taleq of Andros Island,
by the big publishing houses, he Bahamas *
found me a home with the small If you want "real" folk tales
but respected Ravenna Press." from Andros, look no further
According to Buckner, the than this reprint by Elsi Clews
hero of his new novel is "forced Parsons. Originally published in
by circumstances to make a 1918 by the American Folklore
choice he would rather not make. Society it has been reissued by
The novel is the story of how he Kessinger Publishing. This 168-
comes to this juncture and how page paperback features an intro-
his choice changes him...the book duction and list of informants that
is really about a very basic human will be of interest to anyone of
conflict and could be set any- Androsian descent, together with
where. But by grounding it in a over a hundred amusing stories
real place that I know, I hope to from our childhood's childhood.
better to show these things." "Resemblances between the
Bahama Saga Bahamas and the Cape Verde
Bahamian novelists are a rare Islands tales,.not only in patterns
breed (even when we use the but in many minor details, I found
term very loosely). In addition to startling," Parsons says. "What-
Buckner they include Peter Bar- ever may have been the prove-
ratt, a British-born architect who nance of the tales in Africa, Por-
came here in 1964 and helped tuguese or other, I have no doubt
design Freeport, becoming a that by far the greater number of
founder of the Lucayan National the Bahama tales were learned
Park. His 2003 novel, Bahama there...in Africa."
Saga, was revised and republished A Shift in the Light
this year by AuthorHouse Pub- Former COB lecturer Patricia
lishers. Barratttwrote the defini- Glinton-Meicholas' 2001 novel
tive history of Grand Bahama. (Guanma Press, 347 pages):is an
(which carries the same name) expression of cultural national-
but his 340-page novel covers the ism, offering a chronology of a
full sweep of Bahamian history Bahamian family and a socio-
from Lucayan Indian occupation political history spanning the last
.to the present day, following two half century. According to review-
families of different race over a er Marjorie Brooks-Jones, the
dozen generations to give a novel "instantiates the modula-
human dimension to the story. tion' from an unqualified asser-
According to historian Sandra tion of nation to a more complex
Riley (author of.Homeward representation and interrogation
Bound and The Lucayans), of nation and nationalism."
"Bahama Saga is richly textured Ahem.
with historical detail and human The Island Airman
motivation....For those who like For lighter fare, turn to this
their history fictionalised and well-written autobiography by
their fiction historicalised, this if .formlefirline pilot PatffAranha
the book to choose' Fotr ifie .1 (Media'Briterprisis20p0) This
modern period.Barratt heightens .243-page papetbcgck(po9yrsd th9
the narrative by presenting real- period from 1936 t6othe 1970s. It
life characters in thinly-veiled dis- is a tale that wanders through the
guise." history and geography of the
God's Angry Babies Bahamas. Aranha obtained his
College of the Bahamas Eng- pilot's license at the age of 17 and
never looked back logging
S16,000 hours in over 50 years of
flying, and eventually coming to
own the largest air taxi service in
the Bahamas, Trans Island Air-
ways.
Pirates of the Bahamas
This colourfully illustrated and
easily read book (Media Enter-
prises, 2008, 64 pages) was written
FRMEDSTEEL by David Cook, a British-born
-F MED STEL teacher who spent many years in
S E S the Bahamian school system and
lives on Grand Bahama. "This
book is about piracy in the
Bahamas," he says in the preft
ace, "and in it Ishall try to explain
why these islands played such an
PRICING important rdle and how piracy
was ended here, only for the
IN FORMATION romantic view of piracy to emerge
I IN O MA IO afresh in the 21st century." The
,book summarises everything you
need to know about pirates, con-
cluding with an account of the
77 filming of "Pirates of the
S764 Caribbean" on Grand Bahama.
The author, as it turns out, played
mp after Premix a bit part as a double for Boot-
coralwave.com strap Jack.
cHarbour Island Story
Here's another trip down nos-
talgia lane. Written by the late
Paul Albury's daughter, Anne,
and her husband, Jim Lawlor, this
K 308-page book (Macmillan
RIZED 'caribbean, 2008) covers the
CTURER breadth of Harbour Island's
development. Dunmore Town
once ranked as the country's most
important settlement, and today
sand beach support a lucrative
upscale tourism and second home
sector. In fact, the island is a vic-
tim of its own success perched
on a tipping point of social break-
down and environmental disas-
ter. This book, gives some insight
into how this predicament
evolved. According to a foreword
by Gail Saunders, 'it is written in
a free-flowing style and chapters
--- on shipbuilding, wrecking and
hurricanes are particularly enjoy-
iable, icorporating some of Dr
Ij' I Paul Albury's wonderful stories."
It is described as a significant
addition to Bahamian historiog-
raphy, even though my 85-year-
^ old father (who was posted to the











Five 'golden tickets' for Bahamas


International Film Festival


THE Bahamas Internation-
al Film Festival (BIFF) is giv-
ing away five golden tickets
which will grant winners
unprecedented access to the
gala events, behind the scenes
activities, the attending celebri-
ties, and.a possible crack at
stardom.
The much anticipated open-
ing of film festival (BIFF),
which runs from December 4
to December 11, marks the
fifth year anniversary of this
Bahamian event.
To ensure that the festival is
enjoyed by as many Bahami-
ans as possible, BIFF, in part-
nership with Starbucks, has
launched the first-time "Gold-
en Ticket to Cinema in Par-
adise" contest, allowing five
lucky winners to get up close
to behind the scenes discus-
sions, parties, celebrity net-
working and possibly a walk-
on role in an upcoming film.

Contestants
Potential contestants can vis-
it one of seven Star Bucks loca-
tions up until December 3 to
see if they can make a lucky
pick from the Golden Ticket
Contest Box.
. There are four all-access pass
Golden Tickets valued at $500
each, allowing the winners .to
attend the Chopard/Versace
VIP reception; the opening
night film "Rain", which was
filmed in the Bahamas; the
closing night gala film "Miracle
At St Anna" from director
Spike Lee; the closing night
party at Luciano's; 48 screening


LESLIE VANDERPOOL said she
feels it is important that 'BIFF
continues to be accessible to all of
those who love movies and are
interested in the film industry.'
vouchers and access to the
filmmaker's lounge.
The fifth Golden Ticket win-
ner will get a walk-on role for
an upcoming film shot here in
the Bahamas.
A live remote with Cool 98.7
will be broadcast from Star-
bucks on Saturday, November
29. People will be able to enjoy
Starbucks refreshments and
watch trailers from select films
which will be shown at this
year's festival.
The winners will be
announced in The Tribune on
Thursday, December 3.
"The contest is.a part of our
commitment to making sure
that the local community will
support BIFF events and
screenings," said BIFF founder
and executive director Leslie
Vanderpool.
"BIFF consistently wants to


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provide access to its buffet of
culture to everyone and has
created a way to do that for the
contest winners. This isn't the
only way to be a part of the
festival, but it is one fun way
that people can participate.
BIFF offers many opportuni-
ties via parties, film screenings,
and workshops to be a part of
this global perspective to inde-
pendent film right here on the
island," festival organizers said
yesterday in a press statement.
Ms Vanderpool said she feels
it is important that "BIFF con-
tinues to be accessible to all of
those who love movies and are
interested in the film industry."
"In celebrating our fifth
year, it is very important that
we give back to the community
that has brought it so much
success in such a short period
of time".
BIFF has also come full cir-
cle by showcasing the movie
"Rain", which started with a
script at BIFF's 2005 Filmmak-
er Residency programme and
recently premiered to critical
acclaim at the Toronto Inter-
national Film Festival.
"Rain", from Bahamian
writer/director Maria Govan,;
stars Renel Brown, an 11th
grade student at C V Bethel


High School.
' At the BIFF Filmmaker Res-
idency programme, the script
received much warranted
attention connecting director
Maria Govan to producers who
participated in the residency
programme, and who then
helped open the door to fund-
ing and making the film a real-
ity.
"Rain" will be shown on
Thursday, December 4, as the
opening night film for BIFF at
the National Performing Arts
Centre on Shirley Street.

Film
This year, BIFF will show-
case 80 films from 22 different
countries.
'The ticket price for each film
screening at the National Per-
forming Arts Center and the
Galleria 6 JFK will be $5.
The full BIFF programme is
now available in print or online
at www.bintlfilmfest.com.
Tickets can be purchased
online, over the telephone, or
in person at BIFF box offices.
The festival offers advance
ticket deals from now until
December 4, opening day of
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Isaac

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166


a resident of Black Point, South Andros will be held on Sunday
November 30th 2008 at 10!Of dim at New Providence Seventh
Day Adventist Church, Soldier RQad. Officiating will be Pastor
Jeremiah Duncombe, Assisted by other, ministers-6f the gospel
and Interment will follow in Old Trail Cemetery. Services have
been entrusted to GateWay Memorial Funeral Chapel, Mount
Royal Ave and Kenwood Street.
Left to cherish his memories are, his wife, Leriean Rahming; 1
daughter, V. Caroline Rahming;l son,lsaace Rahmning Jr. of Ft.
riSt"ibbs,. Cyril Raihming,
i ip and Nathanel Adas, aii iDeram, Sands; grandchildren,
Lashanda, Lavar and; Lavon Albury, ,Kendall and Ajeannie
Clarke; great grandchild, Fraira-Seymkoir; neices and nephews
including, Williamn Rahming of Freeport,- Elgin, .Christopher,
Cyril Jr., of Miami Fla, Pauletate; Elkino, Ashley, Shania, Phillip
Jr., Phillipa, Krystal, Phillton and Kenny Adams, Monique Chase
of West Palm Beach Fla, Monique and Valicia Bennet, Hilton,
Tracy, DeAngelo Lowenstein Rahming', Dwight, Percival and
Tavanto Sands, Cleopatra.Miller, Michael, Michelle, Caroline Jr.,
Mark and Christine McKenzie,; Kenday ASdams of Ft.
Lauderdale Fla; aunt, Zelpha McPhee; cousins, Lena Munroe,
Geleta Simon, Edgar McPhee Jr., Floyd McPhee, Babara
McPhee, Clara Burket, Rebecca and Brenda Rolle, Cinderella
Kelly, Ester Rahming, Jenetta Ferguson, Angie Thompson and
Laura Forbes, and Mary Pierre, Norris Lennis and Alvin
Rahming, Jethro and Jervis Rahming, Joe Forbes, .Francis
McPhee, Lolli Rahming, Isaac Rolle, Henry Bullard, Arthur
McPhee and family, Howard McPhee and family, Jeremiah
Duncombe and family, Stanly McPhee and family; other relative
and friends, Catherine Roker, Icilin Murphy, Glenda Andrews,
Isaacs Rolle and family, Cedric Rahrning and family, Cynthia and
family, Eric Thompson and family Gold Misgrove "Candie" the
staff of Princess Margret Hospital Male Ward 2, the New
Englerston SDA Church, The Macedonia SDA Church and the
New Providence SDA Church.
Friends miay pay their last respect at the Funerial' ChipeHome'on
Saturday from 9:30 am 6:00 pi and on Sunday from9:0W-am.to
service time at the Church. -


Araminatha
Ann Wildgoose
McDonald,


of New York and formerly of Matthew Town Inguana, will be held on
Saturday November 29th 2008 at 1:30 pm at Zion Baptist Church, East
and Shirley Strteet. Officiating will be the Rev. T.G. Morrison Assisted
by Rev. Olric Smiath and Interment will follow in the Old Trail Cemetery,
Olds Trail Road. Services have been entrusted to GateWay Memorial
Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal and Kenwood Street
Her memory will live on in the hearts of her daughter,. Maria McDonald;
2 grandsons, Gary and Kirk; I Sister, Mrs. Doris Fraser of New York;
nieces and nephews, Veronica Smith. Melberth Charlton, Juanita
Symonette, Caroline and Alexander Major, Jennimae and Yelverton Cox,
Dorothy and Donald Smith, Aramintha and Bernard Rousseau of
Columbus Ohio. USA, Mrs; Laverne Wildgoose, Charles and Crystal
Wildgoose, Mrs. Clarice Wildgoose, Joann Rolle Robert and Michelle
Wildgoose, Elizabeth and Andre Dean, Melanie and John Beckford,
Adrianne and Cedric Johnson of Long Island, New York; I sister-in-law,
Mrs. Rhoda Wildgoose, Lincoln Taylor, Hilda Moss Grand Nephews and
Grand Nieces, Rev. Roderick and Veronica Rolle, Renee Bridgewater,
Deidre and Jason Fritzgerald, Erika Brown, Supt. Sean and Sherinette
Smith, Eric Smith, Rev, Ulric Smith and Bonnie Smith, Stanton and
Nadine Charlton, Debroah Charlton, Val Charlton, Alexander Phillip and
Charmine Major, Gregory Major, Lynette Major, Saron and Sharell Cox,
Caleb Cox, Darcy and Kayla Cot, Jade Cox, Terrance and Michelle
Smith, Feodore and Antoinette Smith,'Nijia Smith, Cassandraa Rosseau
of St. Louis Missouri, Kimberly Rosseau of Ohio, Thomas, Trevor and
Tiffany Wildgoose, Dr. Charles Edward and Danzara Wildgoose, Lacara
and Brandon Wildgoose, Raquelle and Shantell Wildgoose, Corp. Deon
and Khrishna Brown, Deandrea Rolle, Inga Remiska, Shelly and Makhail
Wildgoose, Latya Wildgoose, Erique and Elissa Johnson; 26 Great Grand
Neices and Nephews and a host of other Relative and Friends including,
Mrs. Gertude Clarke and family, Mrs. BettyJo Howard and family, and
other members of the Johnson family Reunion USA, Mrs. Inez
Farquharson and family of Matthew Town Inagua, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
Symonette and family, Mrs. Ida Hanna, The Ford family, The Palacious
family. Henry and Sislyn Mcintosh and family, Alice Watson and family,
The Babbs family, Mrs Francie Carey, Rev. Terrance and Sis. Royanne
Morrison and The Zion Church family, Ghenen Lindo, Carolyn Ellis,
Albert Gray and Rev. Rocklyn Barbes Jr.
Friends may pay their last respect at the Funeral Chapel Home on Friday
from 10:00 am 6:00 pm and ori Saturday fronim 930 am 12:00 noon and
from 12:45 to service time at the Church.


FROM page one
going to set it down to a third of
the student's tuition fee and this is
effective right away," Ms Hod-
der said.
She added that the deferred
payment plan was reduced to
make it more accessible for stu-
dents especially those studying
abroad.
"We know that there may be
situations where families of stu-
dents studying abroad are strug-
gling with how to meet the
demands of their tuition and fees
for the next semester and we are
open to students who want to
come back in this semester for
courses they need," Mrs Hodder
said.
She urged students and families
who have been affected by job
losses to come in for a college
education.
"We want them to come to us
for upgrading and training and
also for counselling and career
advice. We have planned a lot of
enpr.;-1 -_;- - ;-* fn- thne


Deferred payment rate
Mr Stancly Smith, director of
counselling and health services,
said his department had realized
that the economic situation the
country is going through has a
far-reaching impact on families.
"We have put together a pro-
gramme which we want to offer
to persons who have lost their
jobs. Our objectives include pro-
viding psychological assistance
and support to these persons, to
provide career planning and
development skills, and to pro-
vide educational information on
coping skills and guidelines for
seeking re-employment," Mr
Smith said.
As for those who want to con-
tinue with their education or gain
a new skill, Dr Pandora Johnson,
vice-president of the college's out-
reach programme, said continuing
.education and extension services
(CEES) were particularly impor-
tant to what the college wants to


special seminar series uor those do
persons who have been affected "We have marshalled all of the
by job losses," Ms Hodder said. forces in our continuing educa-

PM pledges support for customs officer

FROM page one
threats themselves, are calling on Mr Adderley to protect his staff
and make it clear threats will not be tolerated.
Mrs Ritchie said: "The officers want to see how they deal with this
because it could have been any of them.
"So how they deal with the situation regarding me will determine if
they have somebody else to pick up the mantle, to try to do the right
thing, or whether they allow the'criminal element to win.
"Not all customs officers are corrupt, there are still some of us out
there who are trying to do the right thing and make a difference."
Mrs Ritchie's brother, customs officer Livingston.Ferguson, claims
the comptroller refused to acknowledge the suspected.arson and said
officers who believe their lives are being threatened should leave the
department when he met with him in private yesterday.
Mr Adderley declined to comment on Mr Ferguson's claims or the
suspicious fire.
A press conference will be held by the Comptroller of Customs at
Customs Department headquarters in Thompson Boulevard at 11am
today.


tion unit to highlight those pro-
grammes that we have that lead
almost immediately to employ-
ment.
"So we are inviting persons
who may not have had the oppor-
tunity but have the desire to use
this as a time to come back and
complete their upgrading," Dr
Johnson said.
Ms Hodder said the college


would ho' to see an increase in
all student registrations next Sep-
tember and not a decrease.
"This is not an easy time for
the country but it is going to be an
even worse time in the future if
we don't take advantage of this
opportunity for people to come in
and get those skills that will make
them more employable," Ms
Hodder said.


Govt work causes huge traffic jams
FROM page one
were clogged with vehicles as motorists tried to find an alternative
route to head east.
Another driver said that whichever corporation is responsible for
the work, someone at. the top should lose their job.
"What sort of ridiculous incompetent person makes the decision
to do this work at this time. They inconvenienced every single
person who had to drive towards the Eastern end of the island, and
it cannot be that urgent," he said.
Another caller said: "They don't care about people. They have
no consideration for the general public...it shows in their service and
in how they manage the traffic flow when they knock off."
The Tribune was unable to reach Government officials for com-
ment on the situation up to press time last night.

FROM page one Comptroller


and growing speculation of a
divide between Customs
staffers and Mr Adderley, are
expected to feature at the con-
ference.
Mr Adderley is also expect-
ed to respond to claims made
over several months of ram-
pant nepotism and corruption
within the department.
Upon his appointment as
comptroller earlier this year,
MrAdderley promised to
make every effort to keep an
open relationship with the
press.
However, he has consis-
tently been evasive in
responding to media inquiries.
Yesterday, while attempt-


ing to contact Mr Adderley
on several issues surrounding
the Customs department, The
Tribune was guaranteed that
he would allow an interview.
However, one hour later,
his secretary Mrs Taylor
claimed that, due to a busy
schedule, Mr Adderley would
not be able to commit to the
interview.
When Mr Adderley left his
office to go to his car, a
reporter was forced to posi-
tion a recorder between the
car door and its body in an
effort to get a response to sev-
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FROM page one

year, we will be eliminating for-
ever the charges for some basic
mobile services."
The four free features are
call-waiting, caller-ID, voice-
mail and multi-party calling.
Previously the cost .for these
features was $2 each, a total
of $8 per month for cus-
tomers who had all of these
features.
This means that customers
will no longer be in a "nega-
tive" balance and all GSM
customers will now be able
to receive calls even if they
do not have credit on their
phones.
"This gesture is a part of
BTC's commitment to pro-
viding superior service and
the most modern, cost effec-
tive telecommunications solu-
tions for its customers. These
features are now being acti-
vated for all mobile cus-
tomers," BTC said.
BTC will be adding these
features to customers' phones
up until December 1. Some
customers may now already
see some or all of the features
on their phones. There will
be no charge for the features,
the company said.
Call waiting shows if you
have a second call and allows
you to put your current call
on hold while you take anoth-
er. Caller ID allows a person
receiving a phone call to see
who is calling before answer-
ing the phone. The caller's
telephone number and/or
name are displayed.
Voicemail allows a caller to
leave a message. To retrieve
messages, BTC customers can
call 557-0000 or *86.
For first-time voicemail
subscribers, the default pass-
word is 9999. Persons are
advised to personalise the
password after using it to pre-
vent others from accessing
their messages.
Multi-party calling allows
BTC customers to speak
to two people at the same
time.
Customers will be charged
airtime and other charges
which may include toll and
long distance charges.
Customers wishing to can-
cel a feature can call BTC at
225-5282 or visit any' Cyber
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Tough Call

FROM page six

ter) is an associate professor of
history at Tulane University in
Louisiana. Her 338-page book
describes the encounter between
English-speaking colonists and
the new African immigrants tak-
en from captured slave ships after
the British abolished the slave
trade. She points out how these
"new negroes from Africa" cre-
ated distinctive cultural spaces.
Over 5,000 liberated Africans set-
tfled in the Bahamas between 1807
and 1861, with many arriving
before Emancipation. They had a
significant impact in shaping the
culture of the colony and are
credited with adding new or
renewed African influences. The
following statement by a group
of prominent white Bahamians
in 1816 is instructive: "Africans
introduced into the colony under
indentures from condemned slave
ships constitute the most worth-
less and troublesome class of
black people in the town of Nas-
sau."
A-Z of Bahamas Heritage
This 416-page compendium
(Macmillan caribbean, 2007) of
facts and background was writ-
ten by that venerable Canadian
curator of the Bahamas, Michael
Craton. It is targeted at all those
who have an interest in the her-
itage and culture of the country
- including adults, students and
visitors. Craton defines heritage
as "everything which renders (a
people) distinctively different
from any other in the world".
Accordingly, this book is about
as diverse an account of the


Bahamian experience as you are
likely to find, sharing the features
of a gazeteer, a who's who, a nat-
ural history and a cultural survey.
"Overall," Craton says, "it is the
widest-ranging of all books yet
written on the Bahamas com-
pletely original in its form and
array of information."

What do you think?
Send comments to
larry@tribunemedia.net
Or visit
www.bahamapundit.com


FAMILY ISLAND LIST


1. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 152
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.12 acres
LOCATION: Northwestern side of
intersection of Inagua Drive and
Court Number Three
APPRAISED VALUE: $82,250


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2. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION
PHASE 1 FREEPORT
LOT NO. 57
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,487 sq.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $89,00

3. QUEENS COVE FREEPOR
LOT NO. 5 Block 25
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.22 acres
LOCATION: Property is locat
on Victoria Lane south of
Whitehall Place
APPRAISED VALUE: $170,0


7. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 124
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
1 bed / 1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,400 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $70,000


8. REGENCY PARK SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 60 Unit 2 / Section III
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2 baths
ft. PROPERTY SIZE: 11,340 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Property is 265 yards
0 west of the intersection of West
Regency Drive and Brighton
IT Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $132,300


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4. CIVIL INDUSTRIAL AREA -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 6 Block 5
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Split
Level Commercial Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 17,500'sq. ft.
LOCATION: Walton Street and
east of Wimpole Street. -
APPRAISED VALUE: $625,000

5. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 17
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
4 beds/3 baths
PROPERTY' SIZE: 0.28 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of
Churchill Court cul-de-sac.
APPRAISED VALUE: $307,420

6. BAHAMIA NORTH
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. Unit 304
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Condominium, 1 bed /1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 650 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: Fairway Manor
opposite the Golf Course
APPRAISED VALUE: $65,000


1. DERBY SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 13 ,Block 2 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family
Lot, 17,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Property is located
on Heybridge Drive 125 ft. along
the waterfront
APPRAISED VALUE: $64,000

2. DERBY SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 9 Block 17 Unit 3
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.30 acres
LOCATION: Queens Highway
and Dagenham Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $33,000

3. VOYAGER BAY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 1 Block 25
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family
Lot, 21,009 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Front of property
is located along the curve of
Bradfield Lane
APPRAISED VALUE: $57,000,

4. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 1 Block 12 Unit 12
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family
Lot, 21,108 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Intersection of
Langton Avenue and Fulston
Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $43,000

5. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 29 Block 5 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 13,800 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Facing east of.
Brinkhill Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $32,000

6. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 3 Block 16 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 20,250 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Southern side of a
minor street called Fulton Lane
and East Sunrise Highway
APPRAISED VALUE: $47,000


9. GRASMERE, UNIT 1
SUBDIVISION -FREEPORT
LOT NO. 3 Block 15
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 13,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Glenburn Drive and
East Indiaman Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $147,000

10. FREEPORT CITY SUBDIVISION
CENTRAL AREA FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block "0"
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Storey Commercial
Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 65,341 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On the Mall at the
Ranfurly Circus
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,260,000


11. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 22 Block 16
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 16,300 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On Iverness Laned
APPRAISED VALUE: $259,000


7. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 46 Block 16 Unit 5
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 13,800 sq. f.
LOCATION: Southern side of
Moor Drive & Moor Close
APPRAISED VALUE: $31,000

8. BAHAMA SOUND EXUMA
LOT NO. 6521 Section 8 East
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 10,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: 11 miles west
of George Town and 2 miles
northwest of Moss Town Airport.
APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000

9. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 19 Block 20
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.27 acres
LOCATION: Western side of
Perth Court cul-de-sac
APPRAISED VALUE: $27,000

10.BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 28 Block 19
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.25 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of
Columbus Way.
APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000

11. DEVONSHIRE SUBDIVISION


- FREEPORT
LOT NO. 24 Block 11 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex Lot,
11,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: West on Ashwater
Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000


12. FREEPORT RIDGE
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NOS. 500 and 501
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lots, 0.27 and 0.28 acres
respectively
LOCATION: Property located
on the curved section of the a
minor cul-de-sac on Penryn Place
(unpaved road).
APPRAISED VALUE: $12,500
EACH


12.BAHAMIA SECTION X111
LOT NO. 1 Block 36
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2-1/2 baths,
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.26 acres
LOCATION: The property is
located on the northern side of a
cul-de-sac in the Collector Street
area on Yorkshire Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $256,500

13.YEOMAN WOOD FREEPORT
LOT NO. 6 Block 58 Unit 2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.27 acres
LOCATION: The property is
located at the end of a short'
unnamed and unpaved cul-de-
sac which connects to Birnam
Place which cohhnects to Spinney
Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $122,000


14. CARAVEL BEACH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 75
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Six-P;ex Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: '19,055 sq. ft.
LOCATION: The property is
located on Bonita Lane,and;
Bluefi,sh Street. .:
APPRAISED VALUE: $567,00

. 15. HERITAGE SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 3 Block 8
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 19,219 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Intersection of
Independence Avenue and
Sergeant Major North Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $173,280


17. FREEPORT CITY SECTION 2
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 113
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Four-plex Apartment Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 12,564 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North of Nansen -
Avenue and East of Forbisher
Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $200,000


18. GRAND BAHAMA EAST
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 210 Block "C" Section 2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Two Single Family Residences,
1 bed /1 bath each
PROPERTY SIZE: 9,594 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Along the
southwestern sectionof the
intersection of Krh'owles Way and
Wallace Avenue
APPRAISED VALUE: $80,000

19. ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 17
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residences,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 15,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North along
Dominica Avenue and East of
Beach Way Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $250,000


16. MALIBOO REEF ESTATES
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
.LOT NO. 104
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Residential/ Duplex
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,866 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Galleon Avenue &
Outrigger Court
APPRAISED VALUE: $300,000


13. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 1 Block 7 Unit 5
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.37 acres.
LOCATION: Southern section
of the intersection of Edgeware
Street and Edgeware Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,500

14. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 37 Block 17 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.37 acres.
LOCATION: Northern side of
Total Avenue
APPRAISED VALUE: I$15,500

15. SUNRISE PARK SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 57
PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex Lot,
0.29 acres
LOCATION: On Gladstone
Terrace
APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000

16.LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 17 Block 25 Unit 6'
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.37 acres.
LOCATION: East of Sussex Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,500

17. MALIBOO REEF ESTATES
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 12 Block 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
and Commercial Lot, 0.82 acres
LOCATION: North of the
intersection of Beachway Drive
and Brigantine Boulevard
APPRAISED VALUE: $70,000

18. DOVER SOUND SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 25 Block 8 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Canal Frontage Lot, 0.72 acres
LOCATION: Along the end side
of a minor cul-de-sac called
Stansted Place and Stansted
Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000


19.HOLMES ROCK. GRAND
BAHAMA
LOT NO. Tract of Land
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.20 acres
LOCATION: Southern side of
Queens Highway and eastern
side of PC Plaza
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000

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SUBDIVISION;-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 393
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 7,493 sq, ft,
LOCATION: Nansen Avenue &
West of Coral Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $34,000


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are causing hard-working citi-
zens such as herself to suffer -
not to mention the possible
effect on the children.
Mrs Rolle said she had
been complaining for years
to police about the men who
hang about the farmers' mar-
ket behind her school.
"They hang out in the mar-
ket on a daily basis selling
drugs, playing loud offensive
music, and smoking marijua-
na. You name it they are
doing it," Mrs Rolle said.
She explained that officers
had come on occasion to con-
duct raids but as soon as all is


Staff at pre-school voice

concern about drug

dealers in the area


clear, the men are back.
"I have written letters to
the commissioner of police
and liaisoned with an officer
at Carmichael Road police
station. They agreed to help
but the tent is still there," Mrs
Rolle said.
She said she had tried her
best and is just a law-abiding
citizen trying to run an honest
business.
"Bearing in mind in my


nursery we have young
babies, toddlers and pre-
schoolers. These men have
no regard if we smell the mar-
ijuana and the children catch
'contact' or if we lose cus-
tomers," Mrs Rolle said.
Theresa Moxey-Ingraham,
owner of the centre where the
pre-school is housed, and
executive director of Sojourn-
er-Douglas College, said
those undesirables who fre-


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ket have not been very good
neighbors.
"The property itself is gov-
ernment owned. The farmers'
market in truth did become
inhabited every once in a
while by undesirables. Some
of them had set up a car
cleaning business so between
the car cleaners, the basket-
ball players and the conch
persons, it became not a
desirable part of any neigh-
bourhood.
"I have received complaints
about the young men that
have been hanging around
that area," Ms Ingraham said.
However, Supt Wayne
Miller at Carmichael Road
police station said they had
been doing all they could to
address the problem.
"What we do is conduct
regular patrols there and sev-
eral times we have made


arrests related to drugs but
the farmers' market is set up
where the area is covered,"
Mr Miller said.
The farmers' market had
been left in disrepair for a
long time and the area need-
ed some sort of beautifica-
tion, he added.
"The area has been left to
defend itself. What is need-
ed is to beautify the area cut
down the sheds. At least it
will minimise the number of
persons coming and hanging
out. There is only so much
we can do. We don't have the
authority to break anything
down but the MP for that
area, Shane Gibson, has met
with some of the persons
involved and they are trying
to deal with the situation,"
Mr Miller said.
Shane Gibson was not
available for comment up to
press time.


'Striking out'
application
made in case
of church
appointments

FROM page one
presently constituted by
appointment of the pastor
be null and void and all
records and financial books
or documents be turned over
to him.
First Baptist Church pas-
tor Earle Francis and his
daughter Diana Francis, who
was installed as pastor-elect
last December, are listed as
second and third defendants
in the action.,
First Baptist Church
Incorporated is listed as the
first defendant in the action.
The case is being heard
before Justice Cheryl
Albury.
Yesterday attorney
Sharon Wilson, representing
the defendants, told the
court that on Wednesday an
amended application was
filed to have the matter dis-
missed. The initial strike-out
application 'was filed in
April, she said.
Mrs Wilson told the court
that the defendants' position
is that the declarations have
no merit and amount to an
abuse of the court's process
because certain corporate
resolutions have already
been made With respect to
the matter.
Attorney Romona Far-
quharson, representing Rev
Bodie, argued that the mat-
ter should not be struck out
and that the resolutions of
which Mrs Wilson spoke
were a nullity and improper
as they were made just last
month. These resolutions,
she argued, were not
retroactive to Ms Francis'
appointment.
Justice Albury has
reserved her judgment on
the strike-out application.
The court also heard testi-
mony from Rev Bodie, the
plaintiff, yesterday. The
hearing resumes today at
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No. 12 Tennessee


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Siena, 78


TENNESSEE guard Josh Tabb (25) is fouled by Siena forward Ryan
Rossiter while going up for a shot during the second half of an NCAA
college basketball game in the Old Spice Classic tournament in Lake
Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008. Tennessee won 78-64.


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* COLLEGE BASKETBALL
LAKE BUENA VISTA. Fla.
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WAYNE CHISM scored 15
points to lead No. 12 Tennessee
to a 78-64 win over Siena in the
first round of the Old Spice
Classic on Thursday.
Renaldo Woolridge and Tyler
Smith, each added 14 for the
Vols (4-0). Alex Franklin led
Siena (2-1) with 17.
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late in the first half and pulled
away to a 47-27 halftime lead.
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of the second half, but could not
get closer than nine. The Vols
led by as many as 21 in the sec-
ond half.
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strength, Siena missed seven
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seven times during Tennessee's
first half run, including on four
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scored the first 11 points to draw
within 47-38. Siena could get no
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game, as a Wayne Chism 3 ignit-
ed a Vols run that extended the
lead to as many as 21.
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season, which included 31 wins
and regular-season stay at No. 1,
continues to find some answers
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Giving thanks


In the spirit of the Holiday
season and in remembrance of
that fateful day when the Pil-
grims came to a new home and
introduced the sacred custom
of eating a lot watching foot-
ball and passing Qut ... I ram-
ble on with my list of things I'm
thankful for.

The Advancements in
Microfracture Surgery
There has not been a single
global event within the past
decade that has been closer to
sinking me into clinical depres-
sion than the day I learnt Greg
Oden would miss the entire
2007-08. It got even worse when
I heard Microfracture Surgery,
what most people called a
"career ieath sentence." This
is the same injury that virtually
drove the final nail in the coffin
of the careers of Jamal Mash-
burn a d Terell Brandon,
destroyed Brian Grant, Anto-
nio McDyess, Chris Webber,
and Allan Houston. The glim-
mer of hope was that Oden was
just 19 when he had the surgery
and' his youth gave him a better
chance of recovering and com-
ing out on the Amare
Stoudamire end than the Penny
end. Fast forward to this sea-
son and Greg Oden has four
double doubles in nine games.
He doesn't have to be the next
Bill Russell, I'll just settle for
him being better than Andrew
Bynum.

The brief time period at the
beginning of last season when
Kobe was on the trading block.
Remember last season when
the Bulls were an inch away
from trading for Kobe? It was
right there, this was a done deal.
There was no speculation, this
was going to happen. The Bulls
were willing to give up every-
body including the bronze
Michael Jordan statue in front
of the United Center. What
held the deal up ... Kobe. He
threatened to veto any trade
that involved Deng being sent
to LA. Of course the Lakers
refused to trade the greatest
player of the post-Jordan era
for a poo poo platter (a la
Gasol/Kwame trade), so the
deal eventually fell through.
Eventually Bynum grew a pair,
the Lakers got a franchise play-
er for nothing and became
Championship favourites. Even
when it's off the court, Kobe
Bryant, he always finds a way to
get me doesn't he?

Brett Favre crying to get
out of Green Bay
If Favre hadn't created the
whole catastrophe in Green Bay
and left for the Jets, and they in
turned hadn't released Chad
Pennington, do you know who
the Dolphins would be
embroi'ed in a heated John
Beck vs Chad Henne quarter-
back controversy. What's the
chance this team is even in the
playoff hunt with that dastardly
duo.

The excuse "economic
downturn" this Holiday season
Every red-blooded male with
a girlfriend should feel free to
use this during the upcoming
Christmas season. It's our only
hope. If this fails, and we can't
save money this year ... we may
never be able to.


personally witness the collapse
of UK basketball
There's no way to fully fath-
om the terror of what's going
on right now unless u went to
school in a city where college
sports is the sole breadwinner.
People in Lexington physically
bleed Wildcat blue. They live
and die with the success or lack
thereof of UK basketball. Much
like people in Auburn or South
Bend do with football. After a
season opening loss to Virginia
Military Institute and a drub-
bing at the hands of North Car-
olina...they're dying. Not exact-
ly a good time to be amidst
Wildcat Nation.

808s and Heartbreak
Fresh off a very public
breakup and armed with the T-
Pain machine Kanye West did
for men what not even Jay Z
could ... offer a rebuttal to Bey-
once and her hate music while
simultaneously giving us our
best opportunity to shut up her
self righteous "put a ring on it
blah blah blah" fanbase. I don't
think we all realize how dan-
gerous Beyonce is right now.
This presents a greater threat
to the youth than gangster rap
did when N.W.A and 2 Live
Crew first hit the scene. In the
same way the Woodrow Wilson
Administration declared Asa
Randolph "the most dangerous
Negro in America" -I say the
Bush administration in its final
valiant act should declare Bey-
once the "most dangerous
Negro in America," nay, the
world.

Brandon Roy
Nothing better than a super-
star that relishes the spotlight
..and produces.

The Jason Kidd trade
If Devin Harris was still run-
ning the point for the Mavs,
they'd be a lot scarier than they
are right now. This Blazers have
a much better chance of beating
out this Mavs team for a playoff
spot than the one with the
NBA's ninth leading scorer at
the helm. Yes ... DEVIN HAR-


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in the NBA.

The Gasol trade
Did you know the Grizzlies
don't even have Kwame Brown
on their roster anymore? I get
to complain about this trade for
the next 10 years.

Phoenix for selling draft
picks
I absolutely love the Suns
front office. By selling draft
picks like they were at a yard
sale the Blazers netted Sergio
Rodriguez and Rudy Fernan-
dez for straight cash considera-
tions.

Trick Plays
The Wildcat. 6-5.

LAST WEEK: 10-6 .625
SEASON: 110-64-1 .628

WEEK 13

BALTIMORE RAVENS OVER

The Bengals have officially
undergone a descent of Steve
Francis-like proportions since
they last made the playoffs in
2005.

BUFFALO BILLS OVER S

* THE BILLS. SCORED 51
POINTS AND THAT
GAME ONLY PUSHED
THEM TO ONE ABOVE
THE .500 MARK. THE
SAINTS, ONE OF SIX
TEAMS AT 6-5, ALSO
SCORED 51, MAKING 6-
5 TEAMS UNDOUBTED-
LY THE COOLEST
RECORD TO HAVE THIS
WEEK.

N. ORLEANS SAINTS OVER

Drew Brees is on pace to
break Marino's sacred record
of 5,084 passing yards. I don't
think I can possibly mention


OAKLAND Raiders,;
running back
Justin Fargas, top,
jumps over Denver
Broncos corner-
back Josh Bell for
a long gain in the
fourth quarter of
the Raiders' 31-10'
victory in an NFL
football game in
Denver on Sun-
day, Nov. 23,
2008.


enough times that the Dolphins
chose to sign Daunte Culpep-
per in 2006 because they
thought Brees would never
recover from shoulder surgery.

NEW YORK GIANTS OVER

I missed the boat on the
Titans upset, I'm not letting that
happen with the Giants. But this
isn't it this week.

MIAMI DOLPHINS
OVER L0 S
If the Dolphins win out,
which wouldhave to include a*
week 17 win against the Jets,
the Colts would more than like-
ly be the main adversaries for
the final wild card spot. Natu-
rally as a means of limiting my
happiness the football gods
have chosen to make this as dif-
ficult as possible by magically
making the Colts offence func-
tionable again. Thanks.


CAROLINA PANTHERS OVER

It's officially time to give
up on the Packers, but this is
by no means a condemnation
of Aaron Rodgers .. .it's a con-
demnation of Ryan Grant.

ATLANTA FALCONS OVER

Why is Matt Ryan this good
already? I don't understand this.
He's a rookie and we knew he
was supposed to be good but
he wasn't supposed to be
Lebron James.

DENVER BRONCOS OVER

Giving up 31 points to the
Raiders last week was inexplic-
able. Beating the Jets at home
this week will be even more
inexplicablier (I just made up a
word).


PITTSBURGH STEELERS
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS OVER PITSBURGH STEELERS
OVER NE


Hey wait a minute. Why
aren't there 100 "Oh he sucks
he finally got his shot and now
he's hurt" stories about Brady
Quinn? This is unfair.


:2k.. 7


Stupid Matt Casell ... with
his stupid mobility in the pock-
et buying time and creating
plays ... and his stupid ability to
grasp the Patriots playbook- so


'well ... and his stupid poise in
the pocket always finding
Randy Moss.

OAKLAND RAIDERS OVER

One day I'll have to accept
the fact that Tyler Thigpen is a
relevant quarterback. Not this
day.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
OVER '''
The NFC North is in an
intense battle with the AFC
West to see who can lose their
way to a division record. If there
was a way the Bears and
Vikings could both lose this
game ... they would.

HOUSTON TEXANS OVER

If you told me before the
season that the Jags and Tex-
ans would have the same record
11 weeks into the season ... I
wouldn't have cared.

Yesterday's games (you'll just
have to trust me)
TITANS over LIONS
CARDS over EAGLES
COWBOYS over SEA-
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manager of the ocean
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Pratt president of the
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Freddie Lightbourne
President /poop Deck
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30th with a shotgun start of
12:30pm.
Highlights of the event will
be televised by the Broad-
casting Corporation of the
Bahamas at a later date.
The event is to aid victims
of Hurricane Ike on the Island
of Inagua and also to estab-
lish an ongoing Hurricane Dis-
aster Relief Fund.
The Broadcasting Corpora-
tion of the Bahamas along
with the Bahamas Profession-
al Golfers Association will be
acknowledging Roy Bowe.
Bowe is a golf legend and
business icon, the first
Bahamian professional golfer
and founder of the Bahamas
Professional Golfers Associ-
ation.


Edwin Lightbourn, General
Manager of the Broadcasting
Corporation of the Bahamas
noted that, "Each year our
region of the world is threat-
ened by nature's most power-
ful natural forces hurricanes.
And each year after Bahami-
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es due to the ravages brought
on by these storms, as a com-
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Williams set to take on


Green in Jacksonville

ROM 1 that he was prepared for any
FROM page 15 challenge that came his way.
Green suffered his third con- He noted that Green was just
secutive loss, Williams said he another opponent that he had
feel he's done sufficient work to get rid off.
to get himself ready for the "I'veseen him fight twice.
show. He's 6-foot-5, 220 pounds and
' "I don't think the lack of he seemed to be a strong guy,"
Williams said. "One of his
activity in the ring will have Williams said. "One of his
ctvity tnbthe during l main flaws is the simple fact
any affect because I have been ma flaws ns the st pe factm
active in training," Williams that he's not a stronger mover.
pointed out. "I brought the
year in in Hamburg, Germany "He is a strong guy with a'
until March. Germany big punch. But if he is looking
"I was to have a fight in to bully me around and use
March, but that didn't happen. that strong punch, I will use
Then I went back to Munich, my jab and try to take him out.
Germany in June for another I feel being the shorter of the
training camp that lasted for two will work in my favour
about two months. Then I just Williams, who is riding an
spent about seven weeks in eight-win streak dating back
Austria." to October 15, 2005, said he
Based on his, training, didn't intend to lose as he tried
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There will be six gross
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The tournament is open to
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Persons interested in sign-
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Davis survives

NBA D-League

final cut

FROM page 15
Giddens and Bill Walker, who
were both reassigned to Utah
by the Celtics. Both players led
the way for Utah with 16.points.
Gidden also pulled down five
boards.
Drafted after he graduated
from Northeastern,, Davis
stands at 6-feet, 8-inches and
he weighs 220 pounds as a for-
ward.
It's not known whether or
not Davis will start when the
season begins.
The Flash's schedule also
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NBA D-
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SMajor signs new contract


Shermani'the Tank'iWiiamJh


Williams set to

take on Green

in Jacksonville

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
NOT since his knockout
win over American heavy-
weight Wade Lewis on Clif-
ford Park last year has Sher-
man 'the Tank' Williams
been in the ring.
On December 14 at the
Bourbon Street Station in
Jacksonville, Florida,
Williams will be back in the
ring when he takes on Matt
Green in the main event.
Williams, 36, will take a
33 (19 KO)-10-2 win-loss-
draw record in the 10 round
bout against the 41-year-old
Green, who is 14 (10)19.
After training in Europe,
Williams said his manager
was able to get a deal and
secured the fight. He said he
was particularly pleased that
he was going to be the head-
liner.
"I've been in training in
multiple camps since Sep-
tember, but I've had one
fight that fell through,"
Williams said. "But now
that this fight is coming up, I
wait to go and take advan-
tage of it." __
Williams said Green, who
fights out of Sanford, North
Carolina, said he was going
to put on a show as he tried
to make up for the disap-
pointments of not being
able to fight.
"I'm going to try and re-
establish my jaw and take
the fight to Matt Green,"
Williams said. "He has the'
height advantage of me, but
I hope to take the fight to
him."
While Williams stands at
5-11, Green is listed at 6-5
and 260 pounds. Green is
known as a slugger, but
Williams said his plan is to
go inside and work from
there.
"He's not so much an
aggressive fighter. He basi-
cally just stands around,"
said Williams, of what he's
seen on video tapes of his
opponent. "I will have to
work my way on the inside
with the jab and wait for
him to drop his hand and
then I can put him to sleep
with an overhand right."
Having been inactive for
the past 15 months, compared
to the 6-7 months when
SEE page 14


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

WHILE First Class Promo-
tions deal with their one-year
suspension by the Bahamas
Boxing Commission, light-
weight Meacher 'Pain' Major
has decided to jet off to the
United States to continue his
promising professional career.
Major, 27, secured a deal to
fight under the banner of X-
Cel Worldwide LLC that is
based in Ridge, New York. It's
headed by former NFL star
Rob Burnett and Nick Garone.
Although it was in the mak-
ing for quite some time, Major
said the details (which he
declined to elaborate) was just
finalized on Wednesday night.
"I just want to thank God for
giving me the opportunity to
work with a big promotional
company," said Major, who has
inked his name on a three-year
deal.
"I was always looking for-
ward to working with them so
I'm very happy that I finally
got this opportunity. It couldn't
have come at a better time."
After First Class Promotions
got suspended, Major said he
re-negotiated talks with
Garone, who indicated that
they were pleased to bring him


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
AFTER the Utah Flash
made its final cut for the 2008
NBA Development League,
Bahamian Bennet Davis has
secured a spot on their 12-man
roster.
Davis, 22, survived the last
cut made on Wednesday on the
eve of Utah's season opener
tonight against the Austin
Tores in Austin, Texas.
On Saturday, Utah will trav-
el to Rio Grande Valley to play
the Vipers.
Their first home game will
be on Monday when they play
host to Bakerfield at the McK-
ay Events Center.
Davis, along with Torrington
Cox, was drafted by Utah, the
affiliates of the NBA world
champions Boston Celtics and
the Utah Jazz. While Davis was
kept on the team, Cox was cut.
In their lone exhibition game
played on November 22, Davis
saw 2- minutes of action in
which he went 4-for-5 from the
field, 1-for-1 from the three-
point line and 6-of-8 from the
free throw line for a total of 15
points.
Davis also highlighted his
stats with six rebounds, four
defensive, one assist and a steal.
He had one turnover to his.
credit and picked up five fouls.
Utah went on to pull off a
91-65 win over the Idaho Stam-
pede at the Bobcat Gym in
Burley, Idaho.


Finalises deal with


New York promoter


on board with the three other
fighters they are promoting -
Byron Mitchell, Michael Grant
and Adrian More.
Major, riding a three win
streak from June 30, 2007 to
May 24, said after one door
closed with First Class Promo-
tions, the other opened with X-
Cel.
"Everything happens for a
reason. I've been in contact
with them for a while, but
through my respect for First
Class Promotions, I just decid-
ed to stick with them," Major
reflected.
"But after that door was
closed, I just decided to take
up this opportunity and travel
because I'm really trying to get
a world title shot."
With yesterday being the
Thanksgiving holiday in the
United States, Garone was
unavailable for comments. But
he indicated that Garone has
advised him that they intend
for him to travel to Las Vegas
next month to start preparing


After the game, Flash's head
coach Brad Jones said he was
pleased with the performance,
especially from Davis..
"I was proud of our defen-
sive effort," said Jones on their
website. "Idaho is a good bas-
ketball team and we put togeth-
er a pretty decent effort.
"It goes without saying the
Walker and Giddens played
well, but I was also proud of
the effort by Bennet Davis."
Jones was referring to JR
SEE page 14


for his first fight in January.
"They also plan to come here
to stage some fights as soon as
they can get their promoter's
licence," Major said. "Once
they do that, I think we will
work on trying to help our
some of the other local fight-
ers.
"This is a big opportunity for
me, but it will only open the
door for some of the other
fighters. This one is a much bet-
ter deal, so it's a great oppor-
tunity for me. It's no spiteful
move against First Class. I just
have to look out for my
career."
Major thanked his pastor, the
Rev. Dr. Ivan Butler from the
Kemp Road Ministries, his fam-
ily, friends and the sponsors
and he asked that everybody
keep him in his prayers.
"I haven't reached my full
potential. The best in me hasn't
come out yet," Major said. "I'm
really excited about this deal.
I'm fired up to go out there and
accomplish my goal."'


MEACHER 'PAIN' MAJOR secured a deal to fight under the banner of
X-Cel Worldwide LLC.


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Business leaders hit
at 'knee-jerk'
reaction to rising
unemployment,
saying ban would
hurt business
growth and wider
economy


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Bahamas fulfilling '5%' of FamGud ees



global shipping potential three-fold riseidn ew


1 Govt and Port Authority in 'advanced stages of dialogue' with private group health ,account
sector over Bahamas Maritime Institute to train Bahamians for sector
Investments in mutual fund 'in range of $ llm',
* Industry executive says nation scratched just '25%' of industry's domestic as annuities see significant third-quarter rise


potential
* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas has fulfilled
"less than 5 per cent" of its
potential in the international
shipping industry, a sector exec-
utive said yesterday, as Tribune
Business was told the Govern-
ment was "in the advanced
stage of discussions" over the
creation of a Bahamas-based
Maritime Training Academy.
Khaalis Rolle, Bahamas Fer-
ries' chief marketing officer,
when asked by Tribune Busi-
ness whether the Bahamas had
fulfilled its true potential as a
maritime and shipping industry
hub, replied: "I think we're talk-
ing about 25 per cent of the
available potential of the indus-
try from a domestic standpoint,
and from an international stand-
point, it's probably less than 5
per cent."


Emphasising that he did not
begrudge the company's suc-
cess, Mr Rolle pointed out that
Florida-based and owned ship-
ping company, G&G, had built
its fleet up and become the


operation it has today t
shipping goods to the
Islands.
"They built their busih
of the Bahamas,' Mr
explained. "Give me a
why a Bahamian co
could not have done it.
no big reason why G&(
not be a Bahamian co
running from Florida
Bahamas. We could d
more, and there is moi
talavailable to do it as
Bahamian flag."
Foreigners had beer
ready and willing to
maritime industry oppor
than Bahamians, Mr Ro
even though there we
good Bahamian ope
around, such as his ow
pany, The Mailboat and

SEE page 3B


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Family


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


ness out Family Guardian yesterday said it had experienced a three-
r Rolle fold increase in new group health insurance accounts won dur-
reason ing the first nine months of 2008, compared to the same period
mpany last year, and remained "hopeful" its financial performance
There's would continue to improve in the fourth quarter despite the
G could slumping economy.
impany Patricia Hermanns, president of the Bahamian life and health
to the insurer and its BISX-listed parent, FamGuard Corporation,
lo a lot said it was likely the dramatic surge in new accounts had
re capi- increased the company's share of the group health insurance
3 a fully market, although the absence of comprehensive market data
made this impossible to confirm.
n more "We've had very strong gains in terms of new business for
exploit group health," Ms Hermanns told Tribune Business. "For new
tunities accounts coming on, we had three times more volume than we
lie said, did in the same period in 2007.
re very "We don't have access to overall market data, but usually with
orators that type of growth, unless everything is growing at the same
'n com-
Dean's rate, it does indicate some market share gain. My suspicion is
that it does indicate a little bit of market share growth on the
SEE page 4B


_!3.. By NEIL HARTNELL..
Tribune Business Editor
Business leaders yesterday
described trade union calls for a
one- ear "ban' on new work
permits as "extremely populist
but not practical", warning that
it wquld damage Bahamian
companies by denying them
access to essential skilled labour
at a time when they and the
economy could least afford it.
Responding 'to calls by John
Pinder, the National Congress
of Trade Unions (NCTU) pres-
ident, for a one-year moratori-
um on any new .work permits
being issued, Dionisio
D'Aguilar, the' Chamber of
Commerce's president, said the
Bahamas needed to be careful
about the messages it sent to
both international andBahami-
an investors.
1I think ii saknee jerk reac-
tiort.to an imposed circum-
stance," Mr D'Aguilar told Tri-
bune Business of Mr Pinder's
comments. "I don't think it's
particularly well thought
through.'
"Busipesses need talent, and
if their labour needs cannot be
fulfilled'in this jurisdiction, it
would be immensely disruptive
at a time ,when we don't need
any kind of disruption."
Expressing concern that any
work permit moratorium would
give major international
investors the impression they
could not bring in essential
expatriate staff, and potentially
scaring them away from the
Bahamas, Mr D'Aguilar added:
"It would certainly send the
wrong message to anyone look-
ing at this jurisdiction.
"It would suggest that we are
a jurisdiction that makes knee-
jerk reactions. There are cer-
tain work areas where foreign.
ers are needed, whether it's
senior management, middle
management........"
The Chamber president said
that, in particular, the Bahamas
suffered from a dearth of mid-
dle management Bahamian tal-
ent, something that was espe-
cially troubling given that
almost all companies rely on
middle managers for their
smooth functioning.
He added that it was "just not
acceptable" for Bahamas-based
companies to be forced to hire
Bahamians who did not have
the skills and education to hold
a middle-management position,
as it hampered the efficiency
and effectiveness of their busi-
ness.
"You simply cannot apply a
blanket to this situation," Mr
D'Aguilar said of Mr Pinder's
proposals.


SEE page 10B


'Lack of trust' impacts South

Ocean audit co-operation


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The developer behind the
$867 million South Ocean resort
project has refuted claims it did
not co-operate with its main
financial backer on a key audit,
and alleged that a lack of
"trust" was why it did not give
the latter control over the devel-
opment's original accounting
records.
In its injunction petitiori to
the New York Supreme Court
to prevent Connecticut-based
hedge fund, Plainfield Asset
Management, and its Seaside
Heights investment vehicle
from removing it as general or
development.partner on the
South Ocean project, RHS
Ventures said it had also
refused to turn over to its erst-
while partner documents it had
"no right" to possess.
RHS Ventures, whose prin-
cipal is Roger Stein, the South
Ocean project's managing direc-
tor, alleged: "[RHS Ventures]
has turned over numerous doc-.
uments to [Seaside's] represen-.
tatives. The only things which
RHS Ventures has refused to
produce are things to which.
Seaside has no right for exam-
ple, witness interviews, sworn'
statements and the financial
records of other companies.
"[Seaside] has dealt with.the
audit by preserving the integri-
ty of the partnership's books
and records, but it has refused
to give Seaside control over
those original accounting
records.
"The reason for this refusal
is that RHS Ventures does not
trust Seaside, which never
sought to exercise any audit
SEE page 9B


Developer
alleges financial
backer had 'no
right' to certain
documents,
with audit a key
factor in
Bahamian court
decision


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* By CARA BRENNEN-
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Tribune Business
Reporter
Some 90 per cent of
applicants to the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI) are unable
to pass grade six level Eng-
lish and Maths exams, the
Bahamian Contractors
Association's president
revealed yesterday.
Stephen Wrinkle said his
organisation and BTVI


were now working to
improve on and accommo-
date this in the skills train-
ing of future construction
workers.
"So much of the time
now is spent trying to bring
them [construction work-
ers] up to a level that. at
least will enable them to
understand the'basic Eng-
.lish and Math requirement
for the construction indus-
try," the BCA president
said.
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as the proposed liquefied nat-
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should be something the Gov-
ernment considers.
Mr Wrinkle said that in the
recent past, he had visited a
number of projects which,
after breaking ground, had
either lost their financing and
market base, forcing their.
owners to simply shut down
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Further, Mr Wrinkle said
the Joint Consultative Com-
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contractors, engineers, archi-
tects and realtors), was can-
vassing the private sector for
ideas to help mitigate the
impact of the economic down-
turn and stimulate job cre-
ation. "We must demand pro-
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said.


project

By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
The recently-issued tender
for preliminary construction
work on the Lynden Pindling
International Airport's
(LPIA) new US departure ter-
minal is one of the,few bright
spots in an industry that is
still reeling from the effects of
a declining global economy, a
senior contractor said yester-
day.
"Certainly, the construction
industry is struggling with a
lack of quality projects,"
Stephen Wrinkle, president of
the Bahamian Contractors
Association (BCA), told West
Rotarians.
He said it was hard to give a
percentage of how many con-
tractors, sub-contractors and
labourers were currently
working, because although
many do have work, it is a
"pick, pick" or small jobs here
and there.
Mr Wrinkle said the
Bahamian economy's down-
turn had led to several pro-
jects halting, but the one
bright spot for a large project
with sizeable construction
industry employment poten-
tial was the $409.3 million
LPIA redevelopment.
That had just requested bids
for construction of the foun-
dation for the new US depar-
tures terminal, which was a
185,0000 square foot building.
While last year the Govern-
ment was considering some $9
billion in supposed foreign
direct investments, Mr Wrin-
kle said less than 10 per cent
have received approval or
broken ground thus far.
He said this was a clear indi-
cation that the Bahamas need-
ed to have an appropriate
national development plan,
separate and apart from for-
eign direct investment,
tourism and the financial ser-


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THE TRIBUNE


Environmental process 'outlined


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Developers of a proposed mega resort pro-
ject for eastern Grand Bahama, which would
involve a $2.2 billion investment in its first
phase alone, have.met with the minister of
the environment to discuss the steps required
for it to obtain all necessary environmental
approvals.
Dr Earl Deveaux confirmed to Tribune
Business that he had met with the principals of
the Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company project to go through the environ-
mental approval processes with them, at the
request of High Rock MP, and minister of
housing, Ken Russell.
"We met with the principals at the request
of a colleague, and just outlined the approval
process required to obtain a favourable rec-
ommendation," Dr Deveaux said. "It's not
been considered further [by government] to
this date."
He explained that the Bahamas Golden
Beach Development Company project's prin-
cipals had wanted to "get an understanding of
the steps they have to go through", and Dr
Deveaux and his officials had "outlined to
them the procedures they have to follow to get
this thing through".
This had been his only contact with them,
Dr Deveaux told Tribune Business, suggesting
the Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company project has some way to go before
it obtains all the necessary permits and
approvals for it to become reality.
The Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company project is understood to be ear-

Bahamas fulfilling


FROM page 1B

Shipping.
"Are we maximising our
potential? Lately, no," Mr Rolle
said. "How do we go about it?
More capital and initiative."
Despite being the world's
third largest shipping registry,
with more than 50 million gross
tonnes under the Bahamian
flag, the Bahamas has yet to
leverage this reputation to its
full advantage and move the
shipping industry in this nation
far beyond just being a registry.
Mr Rolle added: "I have
absolutely nothing against the
ship registry. For us, it's more a
point of prestige than anything
else. We have a ship registry,
but in terms of Bahamian own-
ership' in the international sec-
tor, particularly on the major
route between Florida and the
Bahamas, we still have a long
way to go."
4 Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of


marked for a site east of Pelican Point in east-
ern Grand Bahama, and involves a four
hotel/four casino facility. It has overcome the
Government's initial reluctance to give the
go-ahead due to the amount of Crown Land
required. The developers had initially sought
a site covering some 2,000 acres of Crown
Land in eastern Grand Bahama, a position
that contrasted totally with the one taken up
by the governing FNM party prior to its May
2007 election, which wanted to prevent size-
able Crown acreage being taken up by such
projects. However, Tribune Business was told
that Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company appeared to have surmounted that
particular obstacle, at least for the moment, by
reducing the amount of Crown Land sought
from over 2,000 acres to slightly more than
1,000 acres. In addition, it had earlier this
year shown the Government that there was no
other suitable site for its project in eastern
Grand Bahama.
Bahamas Golden Beach Development
Company has since been conducting environ-
mental studies and test borings on the pro-
posed development site, Tribune Business has
been told, and has adjusted its plans after dis-
covering a fresh water lense some 50 feet
below the surface.
As a result, sources suggested the devel-
opers had decided to move the proposed mari-
na and its entrance some 2,000 feet further
down the beach. In addition, the marina's
sides will lined by specialist materials designed
to prevent the sea's salt water from contami-
nating the lense.
Furthermore, Tribune Business has been
told that the developers' main partners, Fox- .


I' to developers
woods Development Company and Planet
Hollywood, plus financial backer UBS, are
still willing to be involved despite the global
economic turmoil that has left the credit and
stock markets in chaos. Tribune Business
understands that Bahamas Golden Beach
Development Company is still proposing to
construct four hotel/casinos, private airport, a
major cruise ship port via an offshore buoy,
and general entertainment district.
The Government, though is likely to be
skeptical and understandably so about
Bahamas Golden Beach Development Com-
pany's ability to pull such a project off, given
the global economic turbulence that has
impacted existing resorts, both those under
construction and in existence. Atlantis, once
considered impregnable, has laid-off 800 staff
already. Still, given the grim predictions for the
Bahamian economy for 2009, it is also hard to
argue against developments that could provide
a major employment and economic activity
boost. Tribune Business previously reported
that initial projections for the Bahamas Gold-
en Beach Development project had pegged
peak construction employment at about just
under 3,000 jobs, with a total annual wage
bill of over $143 million.
When full operations of the resort complex
began, more than 3,000 permanent jobs'were
slated for creation, with the first phase alone
involving the build-out of 2,400 rooms.
The developers and their strategic partners
are all understood to be willing to invest a
total of $265 million in equity into Bahamas
Golden Beach Development, with UBS hav-
ing initially offered to provide a $500 million
credit facility.


'5%' of global shipping potential


the environment, who has
responsibility for the maritime
industry, agreed that the eco-
nomic potential the sector held
for the Bahamas was "huge".
"We're in the advanced stage
of dialogue with the owners of
Algoship Designer, which is
affiliated with Campbell Ship-
ping," Dr Deveaux said. "They
are in discussions with the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty, the Ministry of the Environ-
ment, the Ministry of Educa-
tion to establish a Bahamas
Maritime,Institute in Grand
Bahama to train Bahamian sea-
farers.
"They believe, and we agree,
that such an institution would
prepare the Bahamas to go to
the next level in.terms of a com-
plete offering to the maritime
industry."
Dr Deveaux said such an
Institute would train Bahami-
ans to meet the global shortage
of captains, engineers, deck-


hands and other posts in the
global shipping industry.
Its graduates could work on
Bahamian mailboats, ferries and
pleasure craft, Dr Deveaux said,
giving an indication, when it
came to the shipping industry,
of "how big it could be" for the
Bahamas.
Major global shipping com-
panies and ship management
firms, such as Teekay, the Clip-
per Group and Dockendale
Shipping, already have a major
office presence here, and the
Bahamas' natural location just
off the US east coast, on the
major shipping lanes between
Asia and Europe make it a
natural domicile for the global
shipping industry.
There is infrastructure aplen-
ty here, especially in Grand
Bahamna, with its deep water
harbour, Freeport Container
Port, Grand Bahama Shipyard
and Bradford Marine. These
provide ship repair and tran-


shipment/logistics facilities, cou-
pled with the involvement of
Mediterranean Shipping Com-
pany and Hutchison Whampoa.
Then there are the attractions
of the Bahamas' tax-neutral
platform for the shipping indus-
try, and the potential for this
nation to link the growth of its
maritime sector to its financial
services industry, with the latter
providing ship financing and
other products. An expanding
shipping industry, with more
companies based in the
Bahamas, would also provide
more work for accountants,
attorneys and a host of service
providers.
Meanwhile, Mr Rolle
described the maritime indus-
try as "one of the most impor-
tant 'sectors when you evaluate
the opportunities for economic
growth, particularly in the Fam-
ily islands. Most destinations
rel ton the sea trade to sustain
their ".
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group health side."
FamGuard shrugged off the
declining economic environ-
ment in the 2008 third quarter,
positing a 40 per cent net
income increase to $2.195 mil-
lion, compared to $1.568 mil-
lion, for the three months to
September 30, 2008. ,
This was largely driven by
a 20.8 per cent increase in net
premium revenue and
deposits to $19.219 million,
compared to $15.913 million
for the same period in 2007.
Ms Hermanns'said that for
the first nine months in 2008,
premium income from the
company's ordinary life. and
group health business had
increased year-over-year, by
14.5 per cent or $6.9 million,
with a "noticeable" increase
in annuity demand and
deposits during the third quar-
ter. While that was "possibly"
due to Bahamian investors
viewing annuities as a rela-
tively safe haven for their
long-term investments and
pensions, as the financial
crunch bit, Ms Hermanns said:


"It may be a response to bank
rates being lower than the
rates we offer."
The Family Guardian pres-
ident said 2009 was likely to
be a "consolidation" year for
the company, joking that "we
need a breather, man" after a
year in which it had launched
its new FG Financial and FG
Capital Markets units, plus
their associated mutual fund,
three new products in its
home service division, and
moved several divisions into
the former IBM building at
the foot of the 'on' Paradise
Island bridge.
Ms Hermanns said the com-
pany's mutual fund, and its
three sub-funds, had "in the
range of $11 million" now
invested in them, adding that
their diversified structure not
being solely reliant on equity
investments had ensured
they were "coming along pret-
ty good in terms of yield".
Family Guardian was also
"encouraged" by FG Finan-
cial's and FG'Capital Markets'
performance.
"They're continuing to
grow, although it slowed just a


little bit over the last quarter,"
Ms Hermanns added of the
two units. "We are getting all
the systems in place, which is
taking us a little longer than
planned in terms of software
implementation. That will
allow clients access to their
account information online.
We're working to ensure it's
up and running at the earliest
possible date."
Looking ahead, Ms Her-
manns said: "We are doing
everything we can to ensure
revenue streams remain sta-
ble, and premiums revenues
grow and progress upwards as
normal. We are hopeful we
will continue through the end
of 2008 in a positive mode,
improving over the third quar-
ter.
"One of the goals next year
is to consolidate our position
and anchor it properly, so we
can exploit any opportunities
there may be in the wider
market."
Family Guardian had seen
"nothing tremendously signif-
icant" in terms of policy laps-
es to date, although Ms Her-
manns acknowledged this


could change in the New
Year, once laid-off hotel
workers had spent their
redundancy packages, and
with new hires by businesses
likely to remain slow.
With death claims return-
ing to levels predicted by Fam-
ily Guardian's actuaries, the
company noted in its third
quarter results announcement
that the major factor impact-
ing its 2008 year-to-date per-
formance was the overall
Bahamian stock market weak-
ness. Net income for the first
nine months was down almost
20 per cent, from $6.527 mil-
lion to $5.22 million, with the
company having suffered a
$2.14 million swing on the
paper value of its investments
- a $737,000 unrealised loss in
2008, compared to a $1.37 mil-
lion gain. in the first nine
months of 2007. Taking out
unrealised gains/losses on its
investment portfolio for 2008
and 2007, Family Guardian
said its net income for the first
nine months this year would
have stood 15 per cent ahead
of last year, at $5.96 million
compared to $5.2 million.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ELMITA CAMELUS of
210 SW APT #3, 2ND COURT, POMPANO BEACH, FT.
LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33060-4045, 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 28TH day of NOVEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

-IN THE ESTATE OF
FREDA JANE WHITE,
and late of 7963 Wellington
Road 109 Arthur, Ontario, ,
Canada and of .
Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
The Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 5t December, 2008 after which
date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which
they shall then have notice AND all persons
indebted to the above Estate are asked to
settle such debts on or before 5th December,
2008


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






NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF
DIANE A. REUKAUF,
and late of 13 Withington
Street, Newbury, Essex
County, Massachusetts,
U.S.A deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 5th December, 2008 after which
date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which
they shall then have notice AND all persons
indebted to the above Estate are asked to
settle such debts on or before 5th December,
2008


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


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9.68 7.64 Bank of Bahamas 7.64 7.64 0.00 0.319 0.160 23.9 2.09%
0.99 0.73 Benchmark 0.73 0.73 0.00 -0.877 0.020 N/M 2.74%
3.74 3.15 Bahamas Waste 3.15 3.15 0.00 0.152 0.090 20.7 2.86%
2.70 1.95 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 ,1.69%
14.15 11.30 Cable Bahamas 14.15 14.04 -0.11 12,200 1.255 0.240 11.2 1.71%
3.15 2.83 Colina Holdings 2.83 2.83 0.00 0.118 0.040 24.0 1.41%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 7.20 7.19 -0.01 40,000 0.446 0.300 16.1 4.17%
6.59 1.88 Consolidated Water BDRs 2.14 2.14 0.00 0.111 0.052 19.3 2.43%
3.00 2.26 Doctor's Hospital 2.40 2.64 0.24 10,000 0.256 0.040 10.3 1.52%
8.10 6.02 Famguard 7.80 7.80 0.00 25.550 0.535 0.280. 14.6 3.59%
13.01 11.87 Finco 11.89 11.87 -0.02 15.400 0.665 0.570 17.8 4.80%
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THE TRIBUNE








I [t I I- lItUiI'-


Bahamian realtor 'eats'




through $20m in sales


A Bahamian real estate bro-
ker has notched $20 million
in sales at Paradise Island's
22-storey The Reef complex.
through focusing on long-term
real estate investments for
clients who can still afford to
buy.
Dave 'Crocodile'
McCorquodale, a 10-year vet-
eran who has spent the last
four years with ERA Dupuch
Real Estate, believes the key
to success is focusing on what
high net worth individuals
want, finding properties that
allow them to profit tomor-
row by investing today.
"There's no question that
casual lookers and sales have
slowed down," said Mir
McCorquodale, who spe-
cialises in high-end properties
throughout the Bahamas and
has completed
10 sales at The
Reef despite
the economic
meltdown.
"But wealthy *
persons still
want to travel,
they still expect
the best and
they still'want g *g
solid invest-
ment. That's a
combination
that drives 0 *
sales in a con-
do hotel like
The Reef,
where every.
luxury and .
amenity imag-
inable is avail- g *
able.
"Where you
can arrange for
a masseuse
from Mandara Spa to come to
you, or request a chef to cre-
ate a meal en suite or handle a
cocktail party, or ask the
concierge to book a fishing
trip or stock your vacation res-
idence with the finest cham-
pagne and gourmet food.:"
If the availability of at-your-
fingertips gourmet foods and
at-your-beck-and-call fishing
charters seem a far cry from
traditional real estate, they are
precisely what is bolstering an
otherwise sultry property mar-
ket.
"The concept of a condo
hotel is appealing because the
buyer can use the residence
for up to 90 days a year, and
when they are not there, it is
managed by Atlantis, with
income shared with the owner.
Many of these people have
two, three and four homes and
this is effortless ownership.
Plus one day it will have paid
for itself, so they have a fabu-
lous place to stay with breath-
taking views, they're earning
income and they are building
an investment that will appre-
ciate in value," Mr
McCorquodale said.
According to Mark Pordes,
vice-president of residential
development for Turnberry
Ltd, the Florida-based devel-
oper who partnered with
Kerzner to build The Reef,
Mr McCorquodale's perfor-
mance puts him in a class by
himself.
"Croc, as we call him, has
not only sold the most inven-
tory, a total of $20 million in


Iol say Croc to
0

bit ou
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3.




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could say Croc took


WINNING ALL HONOURS: Trophy properties such as The Reef are keeping the lux-
ury real estate market hot, says Dave McCorquodale, pictured at The Reef with Mark
Pordes, vice-president of residential development for Turnberry and ERA Dupuch
founder Peter Dupuch.


T h e
Reef,"
said Mr
Pordes,
"he also
sold the
single
m o s t
expensive
unit, the
Ocean
V, ie w
Resort
for $7.6
million. I
guess you
a bite out


of the high-end condo hotel
market and we couldn't be
happier, particularly given cur-
rent conditions."
"These are very tough
times and this is a highly com-
petitive market," said Peter
Dupuch, founder of ERA
Dupuch Real Estate.
"So when you see results
like those that Dave, the Croc,
has turned in, you have to
appreciate how hard he works
to make it happen and how
well he knows the industry.
We are all proud of his accom-
plishment, though at times we


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that THOMAS VOLPONI of PORT
NEW PROVIDENCE, S.P. #34, P.O. BOX EE-15609,
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 28TH day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


LEGALNOTICE

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

LEACOCK MANAGEMENT LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(4) of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45
of 2000), LEACOCK MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in
dissolution. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can be
contacted atWinterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets,
Nassau, The Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator before 25th day of December, 2008.




Liquidator


wish he were still in the restau-
rant business."
That's the irony of the top-
selling Reef realtor he was,
for most of his life, a restau-
rateur.
"Maybe there is a common
thread," said Mr Dupuch. "A
hunger for success."


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


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o fi L.AlN aNE

BB||.^


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


*1


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that GERMY CHARLES of EAST
STREET, off WULFF ROAD, 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 21ST day of
NOVEMBER 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE


IN THE ESTATE OF
ROBERT GEORGE
NISBET late of domiciled
of No.2828 W. Antioch
Lane, Citrus Country,
Florida, U.S.A., deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 19th December, 2008 after which
date the Executrix will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which
then shall then have had notice.




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






flttention: Mr. Lightbourne

or Mr. Sawyer


BUINS


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5th Annua


Baha


Panel Discussions Dec 6 &C


Dec 6, 2008

Art of Collaboration 2:00pm 3:00pm

Film Financing Sponsored by ESAG 3:2t

Marketing, Distribution & Festivals 5:00pm



BIFF Special Events: Looking forkV


2


'p ptre Cus
Family Films
Directed Chris Mcinroy
Dote: Christmas Eve.
Location:My House.
Mission: Capture
Santa.Claus.
Dec 6-NPAC 10:30ram
Dec 7-NPAC 4:30pm
Dec 10-Galleria 4:30pm.


0


4-11




08


Doves: .
Short Films
Directed Haik Katsikian
Aris returns home afotter
12 yrs to attend his
rtother's funeral.
Dec 6-Golleio 1:30pm
Dec 1 1-NPAC 4:30pm


* Thursday Dec 4, 2008
Opening Night Film
RAIN 8:00 pm NPAC


* Friday Dec 5, 2008
BIFF Chopard / Versace
Opening Night Party
8:00pm-]10:00pm


Cinema in Paradise


Fling
New Visions
Directed John Stewart Muller
This sexy, energetic and
provocative twist on the
classic love story: honesty,
jealousy, commitment,
maturity, understanding &
our capuci.y for love.
Dec 5-NPAC 3:30pm
Dec 8-Galleria 8pm


^:.^: :.,- .*' 9'-"--,-.- : The Wind & the Water


Short Films
Directed Xiao Xiao
Tong lives with his grandpa
and grandma because his
parents are working in a
different city. t
Dec 5-Galleria 3pm
Dec 8-Galleria 2:30pm


Spirit of Freedom Domentary
Direc ed C. Korim Chrobog
Early 1980's,.at the age of
7, Jaol was swept into Sudan's
brutal civil war, becoming
one of 10,000 child soldiers.
DPe 6-Gdllerid 3pm
Dec 11 -Goalleiao 1:30pm


World Cinema New Visions
Directed Chal Vasarhelyi Directed Eva Sornaug
Senegalese pop sensation A mulli-plot drama about
Youssou Ndour has spent 5 people who all live in the
the last 20 yrs in the spotlight same nreighbour hood at
as a renowned musician / Majorstua in Oslo.
"voice of Africa." Dec 7-NPAC 2pm
Dec 6-GOlleria 9pm Dec 9 Gailcria 6:30pm
Dec 8-NPAC 8prn










Caribbean Spnrlight New Visions
Director- Brooke Burnside Director -
A young man's journey Francis Xavier Pdsion
to find the remote control Joy. a gay schooiteacncr.
that can fix his television, Is brutally murdered in
Dec 5 Galleria 1:30pmr an apparent sex-.cime.
Dec 9-NPAC 7pm Dec 6-NPAC 7pm
Dec 9-Galleria 3:30pm








. :a .i:-,.PU : .' Nd S h : .: ". .
World Cinema Short Films
Director Mark Forstmann Director Anya Belkino
A group of five friends, in A story of a lecherous bath
search of the world's rarest house worker, Nasuh, who
tree, descend into the overcomes his carnal
ravines and canyons of desires when hit by a
the Blue Mountains, spiritual revelation.
Dec 7-Galleria 4:30pm Dec 5-NPAC 8.30pmn
Dec 10-Galleria 5pm Dec 10-Galleria 12pmr








S--.:. "The d The Last Lullaby -
World Cinema World Cinema
Director Stephen Higgins Director Jeffrey Goodman
The epic tale of David The Last Lullaby is a story
Fandila's quest to become about Price, a former
the world's top hitman, struggling to
ranked bullfighter. cope with the slow
Dec 6- Galleria 7pm pace of retirement
Dec 10-Gallerio 8pm Dec 7-Galleria 9pm
Dec 8-Galleria 7:30pm,


Spirit of Freedom Narrative
Directed Veronica Bollow,
The Igar Yala Collective
A young indigrno.ruio ieri
seeking his fortune in
Panctma Cil, SIhu.gices to
acclimate to chaotic
urban life.
Dec 6-Goaleria 8:30pm


Short Films
Directed ..
Mirko Echghi-Ghamsari
A WWII German Soldier
owailing his doom.
Dec 6-Galleria 1:30pm
Dec I1-NPAC 4:30pmr


. Shades of Ray
World Cinema
Director Jaffar Mahmood
American-born Ray Rehman
comes homne oni nill i to
find his Pakistani father on
h;s doorstep
Dec 5-Galleria 6prn
Dec 7-NPAC 9:30pm


Three Saoisons
World Cinema
Director Jim Donovan
Five destinies converge,
not only in blood and
suffering, but also in
hope, love and rebirth.
Dec 8-Galleria 5:30prm
Dec 10-Galleria 12pm


World Cinema
Director Tennyson Bardwell
After the mysterious death
of his Aunt, a confirmed
skeptic lawyer, Bryan
Beckel. dismisses reports
that her house is haunted
and moves in.
Dec 5-Galleria 8pmr
Dec 10-NPAC 10pm


Donkey in Lahore
Spiril of Freedom Domentory
Directed -
Faramorz K. Rahber
Donkey in Lahore tells the
real life tale of Brian, a.
puppeteer takes him on o
journey that transcends
orders, 'r.i.:i. J. ,. I love.
Dec 5-CoAii.r,.-j 4pm
Dec 8-NP.AC 5:30pm






A Day in a Life
Short Films
Directed Nicolas Doenens
Money is what Mario, Torn.
Jimmy & Emin want. They
need euros for ailterart
reosonr-. & find different
ways to get "'n m
Dec 6-Galleria 9pm
Dec 11-NPAC Ipm


AnIJUIn
Short Films
Directed Mayo Anair':
* c bell Ou Indian-American
teenager whose family
struggles daily to
accommodate both their
traditional indian values
olona gi ,:t c,'. tci r,,r..orry
Ameridan concerns.
Dec 6-Galleria 9pm
Dec 11-NPAC Ipm


RAiN
Opening Night
New Visions
Director Maria Govan
Story of a spirited young
Bahamian girt who leaves
a simple life on rural Ragged
Island for the big cify of Nassau.
Dec 4-NPAC 8pm
Dec 10-Galleria 5pm


The Understudy
World Cinema
Director David Connolly
& Hannah Davis
Terminally unemployed
actress roorning'with an
equally unsuccessful
screenwriter, Sarfras.
Dec 7-Gallerio 6:30pm
Dec 8-Galleria 2:30pm


We are all Rwandans
Short Films
Director ..
Debs Gardner Paterson
Three years have passed
since the genocide, and
Rwqndo is looking to
the future.
Dec 7-Goaleria 12:30pm
Dec 8-NPAC 2:30pmr


r, ...- .
Graduation Day
Short Films
Directed Andrew Gallery
This powerful mock-news
broadcast -llov., thic lives
of four teenagers over the
course i their in, school
q rjraci.io ihor day.
Dec 6 Guoierlu 0opn
Dec 11 -NPAC 1pm







Artists of The Bahamas
Caribbean Sr,.'!:ij.t
Directed -,Karen Arthur
& h ti,r,,.; Neuwirth
A documentary film
that explores the lives
and artistic works of
eleven of the seminal
visual artists of the Bahamas.
Dec 5-Galleria :30pmr







August
New Visions
' Directed Austin Chick
Meet Tom Sterling, CEO
of Landshark, o
revolutionary new ,
dotcom company that's
going to make him a
millionaire many timesover.
Dec 6-NPAC 4:30prm
Dec 8-Galleria 7pmr


Janey Mary
Short Films
Director Paul Brady
Story of a young five year
old girl in 1940's Dublin..
Dec 6-Galleria 9pmr
Dec 11 NPAC I pm


The Road
Family Films
Director Owen In ,rnca
Karma, condensed.
A group of people help
karma along, passing
through many hands.
Dec. 7-Galleria 3:30prm
Dec 10-Galleria 4:30prn


* FridayalDei
Youth fiJt
British ;C k
10:00arWi.


Fee $50


Short Films
Directed Coyman Grant
1950, a young boy ':.ru.:niir,'
*against poverty in a small
town, & how his innocence &
optimism, in the simplest of
ways. touch those around him.
Dec 5-Gallerioa 3pm
Dec .6-NPAC 1:30pm
Dec 10-Gdlleria 7:30Drn


Short Films
Direcled -
Giovanna Federico
A 15 yr o;kl ..im: ir!, ..:j
writer strives for her
V'. I-e : or 'li'-n' ri.
Dec 5-Galleria 3pm
Dec 10-Galleria 2:30pm


Flashbacks of o Fool
New- Visions
Directed -
Baillie Walsh
An aging Hollywood star,
Joe Scott, lives a life .of
narcissistic hedonism.
observed by his laconic
personal assistant, Ophelia.
Dec 6-NPAC 9:30pm
Dec 9-Galleria 5pm


Gone Fishing
Short Films
Director Chris Jones
A boy and an old manr
coming to terms with
bereavement it-r uIh
their shored love of fishing.
Dec 5-Galleria 3pm
Dec 8-NPAC 2:30pmr


Pretty Ugly People
World Cinema
Director Taote Taylor
Lucy soon learns that life
isn'tolways greener on
the other side of obesity.
Dec 10-Galleria 2:30pmr
Dec 1 -Galleria 4:30prn


Rabbit without Ears Red Wednesday


World Cinema
Director Til Schweiger
What would reporter, Ludo.
do without women? He
needs the famous ones for
his dirt-digging stories, &
the less famous ones for his
legendary one-night stands.
Dec 7-Galleria 6:30pm
Dec 8-Galleria 5pm


Short Films
Director Nazqnin Shirazi
In Iron, people gather before
the Persian New Years to
celebrale Chahorshanbeh
Suri, or Red Wednesday.
Dec 6-Gallerio 9pm
Dec 11 NPAC lpm


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Dec 7, 2008

Music & Film 11:00am 12:00pm

Filmmaking in the Caribbean 12:30pm 1:30pm

How to find Representation 2:00pm 3:00pm


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* Sunday Dec 7, 2008
Career Achievement Award
Laurence Fishburne
Atlantis Theatre
6:00pm-7:30pm


* Monday Dec 8, 2008
Anna Faris Rising Star
Cocktail Party/Tribute Ceremony
Aura Night Club, Atlantis Hotel
6:30pm-9:00pm


* Thursday Dec 11, 2008
Closing Night Film
Miracle at St. Anna
6:30pm-9:30pm NPA


Tickets:


www.bintlfilmfest.com or call 242


.356.5939


Ht. rN
Holl,
ofiEreedom Narrative
tedCl Guy Moshe
ican card shark and
ir-oftstolen artifacts,
-eanicomfortably
Sin. Cambodia.,
r-he-encounters a
amese girl.
5Gaillerip 5:30pm
10-NPAC 5pmi







i-_to a Dummy
ieada Spotlight
ted:.iKoreem Mortimer
elt.tells was born
ghb breached birth
imeun the Bahamas
ocaesareans were
o option.
i-Gsllerio 5prn
*NPFAC 5prm







PTuro Cepao
FilmFis
Ated Javier Colon Rios
geit kidnapped by a
v. im. Revolutionaries
welcome him to Ihe
Cuilbro' boolcarnp"
6-C h!terio 7pmrn


.b hour Mouth
ismensr'
or -JrTorm Tyrwhi t
r.raon. London's
hily .quarter, a young
tarids up to stop what
s, as)evil & his friends see
.i Dec-6-Gaoleria 2pm
1Gnalleria 9pmr


Ezra
Family Films
Directed Victor Lacour
Lost and searching. Ezra
battles his grief to in order
to resolve his post.
Dec 5-NPAC 8:30pom
Dec 10-GalleriaI 12pmr



'.





Contract Killers
World Cinema
Directed Justin Rhodes
A CIA Assassin tries to
break oul of the business
to lead a normal life, but
gets framed,
Dec 5-NPAC 11pm










Darfur War of Water
Spirit of Freedormi Domentory
Directed tornor Kriznar &
Mdja Weiss
Full-length documentfary
about a mission, that Tomo
Kriznar, a hurioma rights activist
& (former) Slovenian President
Janez Drnovsek's special
emissary in Dorfur, made.
Dec 6-Galleria 12:30pmr
Dec 9-NPAC 2pm







Silo Sings the Blues
World Cinema
Director Nina Paley
Sita is a goddess
separated from her
beloved husband Rama.
Dec 5-Golieria 3:30pmr
Dec 6-Galleria 6:30pm
Dec 9-NPAC 11:30pm


A Deal is a Deal
New Visions
Directed -
Jonathan Gershfield
Paul Callow has a dream.
Fed up with city life and
driving trains, he longs to
commune with.Nature
and write novels.
Dec 7-Galleria I aor
Dec 9-Golleria 8:30prm


First Bass
Short Films
Directed .. Phii Hodges
A 12 yr old bassist, tricks
her morn into thinking
she's practicing & sneaks
down to Wrigley Field with
the boy across the street.
Dec 5-Galleria 3pm
Dec 8- NPAC 2:30pmr








J&E
Caribbean Spotlight-
Directed Jason North
& Tim Sutherlond
There is hope for the
next generation of
The Bahaormas.
Dec'6-Galienia 5pm
Dec 9-NPAC 5om


Hot Dog
Family Films
Director Bill P ,,,.'!...
Plucky hero joins the fire
company to save the world
from house fires.
Dec 6-NPAC 10:30am
Dec 7. NPAC 4:30pmo
Dec 10-Goilerio 4:30pm


Premature
Short Films
Director-
Roshoad Ernesto Green
After Tisha, a streetwise
teenager from the Bronx,
discovers she's piegnonl...
Dec 5-Galleria 3pom
Dec 8.-NPAC 2:30pm










Short Films
Director Piers Thompson
A portrait of 15.-year-old
Kaylee who lives in a
caravan park with her
i .-.: ii,. 1 .' father.
Dec 6-Golleria 9pm
Dec 1 -NPAC 4:30pmr


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Stolen Youth
Short Films
Director Leon Chambers
As the inhabitants of a quiet
rural I'.. r -.n .',, their Sunday
lunch a young tear-away
embarks on a violent and
destructive tour.
Dec 6-Golleria 9prn
Dec 11 -NPAC Ipm.


En Tu Ausencia
World Cinemo
Director Ivan Noel
Pablo, a lonely and
fatherless boy of 13 who's
fixation wilh a mysterious
stronger leads him into
0 ',,:., -- :i,
Dec 7-NPAC 7prn
Dec 9-Gaileria 4prm


crazy
New Visions
Director Rick Beiber
inspired by legendary
guitar player Hank Garland,
Crazy is a story of musical
.,inv'. passion, & betrayal.
Dec 5-NPAC 1pm
Dec 9-Galieria 6prn





A I MP. i--


The Dhamma Brothers
Spirit of Freedom Documentary
Director Jenny Philips &
Andrew Kukura
In Alabama's correctional
system is dramatically
changed by the influence of
ancient meditation.
Dec 5-Goaileria 1 pmn
Dec 10-NPAC 8pnm








Post Militrary Trip TD

World Cinema
Director Shruti Bhardwai
For 20 yrs the youth of Israel
have escaped to india for
their post ai rmy ritual of love
& bliss.
Dec 10- Crazy Johnny 's 7pm


Walker Stalker
Short Films
, ,:._ I_ Keith Claxton
Whal happens when the
most trusted means of
ordering your life turns into
the most menacing means
of destroying it?
Dec 6-Galleria 9pmr
Dec i 1-NPAC 1prym


In the Dark
Short Films
Director Alex Fazeli
labeled a traitor by the
Iron -jo'vev r.rent in, a
double agent agrees
to exchange info w/ the CIA.
Dec 6-Galleria 9pmr
Dec 10 Galleria 2:30pm


My Marl'
Spirit of Fre
Director H
The jouren
Ihe hellish
S _' inoC :r
Dec 7.NPA
Dec 8- Gol


o & Brando


Lion's Den
Spirit of Freedom Narrative
Director Pablo Trapero
25 yr old university student,
pregnant and sent to prison.
Dec 5-Galierio 3pm
Dec 7-Galier1a 9prm
Dec 10-NPAC 2pri


Lo Corona


eadom Narrative Spirit of Freedom Norrative
luseyin Karabey Directora- Amondo Micheli
y of love through & Isabel Vega
violence Colombian Women's prison,
raq. Ihe inmates compete in on
.C 11 :30am annual beaty pageant.
Ileria 5pm Dec 5-Galieria 12pm
Dec 9-Golleria 3pm


he Replacement Child .

Short Films
Director Justin Lerner
Tod finds his besl friend
withering away without
any medical attention
due to the family's
spiritual beliefs.
Dec 6-Gaileria 1:30pmr
Dec 1 t-NPAC 4:30prm


"L 'I "
The End of Poverty?
Spirit of Freedorn Dorenitary
Director Philippe Diaz
People living & fighting
against poverty answer
condemning colonialism
& its consequences,
Dec 6-Galleria 6pm
Dec 11 -Galleria 3:30pmr


Caribbean Spotlight
Director Travon Patton
An orchestras journey &
a director's passionate
pursuit of a dream that
may ignite the hope of
Here being a world class
orchestra in the Bahamas.
Dec 7-Galleria 2pm
Dec I I-NPAC 11am


One Bridge to the Next
Short Films
Director Kim Snyder
1992, Dr. Jim Withers began
doing night rounds on the
streets of ri:.'.,i.,rgj offering
medical assistance and
support to the homeless.
Dec 7-Galleria 12:30pm
Dec 10Gallieria 2:30pm


i:bn & Crowish


ly Filhis
A)r.-Col Waller.
bo Legwaila, Peler Hole,
r-fosier. Healhe~ Corpini.,
Edwards
erntechnology to tell an
sntOneida Ildian legend.
7-Golleria 3:30pmrn
I 0-Galieria 4:30prn


Nose Bleed

etat'- I.:: Vespa
an tries to get rid
nose bleed.
,,6-Golleiia 1:30pmr
.bAli PAC 4:30prrm


Losing Her


Short FI .-
Directo James Killough
A surprising tale oft loss.
memory and art unfolds,
.. i :1" "I to a c(: :.t i -r -
conclusion thal no one
could have foreseen.
Dec 5-Golleria 3pmr
Dec 8-NPAC 2:30pm


rhe Deep
Family Fi-ms
Director Eric Best
A brief musing on Ihe
mysteries of the ocean & the
child-like wonder about the
world of our own imagination,
Dec 7-Gailoria 3:30pnm
Dec 10-Gaileria 4:30pmr


Spirit of Freedom Narrative
Director Ralph Wilcox
Execution of Lena Baker.
the first & only woman to
die in Georgia's electric
chair in 1945 wilh a pardon
that came too late in 2007.
Dec 6-NPAC 1:30pm
Dec 10-Galleria 7:30prm









Personalit
World Cinrema
Direc tor Vinay Chowdhry
Rajesh. A talented and
hard working dancer,
moves to Bombay from
his rural village to dance
in Bollywood films.
Dec 5-NPAC 8:30pmr
Dec 10-Galleria 12prm


Denu rasiing
World Cinema
Director -
Michael Afendakis
& Lauro Bernieri
Dohlo Rising tells the story
of Clarksdale and iHs
importance to the blues,
America's classical music.
Dec 7 Galleria 1:30pm
Dec 10-Galleria 10pm


The Applicant
Short Films
Director Faisal Qureshi
A short sharp shock to those
audiences cornfol table with
the current status of ethnic
minorities in the modern world.
Dec 5-Galleria 3pmr
Dec 8-NPAC 2:30prn


Shadow of the Holy Book
World C. ...I.
Director Arto Halonen
Exposes the immorality of
international companies
doing business wilh the
dictatorship of oil-and..
gas-lich Turkmenistan,
Dec 7-Galleria 2pm
Dec 9-Galleria 7:30pm


Tennessee The Flyboys


World Cinema
Director Aaron Woodley
Two brothers embark on a
journey from New Mexico to
find their estranged father.
Dec 5-NPAC 6prn
Dec 10-Gallerioa 2:30pmr


Sugar


Conrbbean *,-,- :i ;.i
Director Anna Boden-
A ilok of a young Dominican,
pursued & massaged by tilhe
system, dropped inr'lo the
;*.,-,:i; :I0 land of Iowa to play
minor league ball.
Dec 7-Galleria 4prn
Dec 9-NPAC 9:30pmrn


Family Films
Director Laura Belsey
A documentary about
19 children from different
neighborhoods of .
New Orleans.
Dec 7-Gaileria 3:30pmr
Dec 10--Galleria 4:30pm


Family Films
Director Rocco Devilliers
Jason and Kyle, recent
friends from dororri sides
of the track, become
embroiled in the adventure
of their lives.
Dec 6-NPAC 10:30arn
Dec 7-NPAC 4:30pm


Miracle at St. Anna
Closing Night Film
Miracle at St. Anna chronicals
the story of four black American
Soliders who are members of the
US Army as part of the oll black
92nd "Buffalo Solidier' Divison
stationed in tuscany, Italy during
World War II.
Dec 11 NPAC 7pml Closing Night


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PBFA O E 8 0SS


NAPCO HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Company number 151,750 B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137.(4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-
ber, 2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,
PO. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liqluidator.

Dated this 26th day of November, 2008



Pine Limited
Liquidator



Legal Notice
NOTICE

SARDON S.A.
401%

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of SARDON S.A. has been completed; a Cer-
tificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company
has therefore been struck off the Register.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


BEYOND PARADISE LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the"above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




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(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


VINSON CORPORATION
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above' named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 14th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





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(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

THE TOPIARY INVESTMENTS LTD.
...... ....... __


90% of BTVI applicants do



not pass math, English grade 6


FROM page 1B

Mr Wrinkle said his organisation had
just recently completed a successful series
of level one seminars for the construc-
tion industry, which helped to address
some of the deficiencies in the adminis-
trative side of the job.
More than 200 persons attended, and
the plan was to offer something similar on
the various Family Islands.
BTVI is also looking to adapt its cur-
riculum to help students.
Mr Wrinkle said the BCA and BTVI
are continuing their push for the Con-
tractors Bill to be passed, as this will serve


to regulate the industry by certifying the
level of skills that a worker possesses,
and will also impose stricter fines for con-
tractors who do shoddy work.
The programme which will be taught at
BTVI begins at level one basic con-
struction and then builds up to certifi-
cation for the most complex of jobs.
Each level of certification, requires a
certain level of training and a certification
exam to proceed.
The Contractors Bill is now in its fourth
revision since 1992.
Poor educational achievement, as out-
lined by Mr Wrinkle, continues to hamper
Bahamians when it comes to obtaining
employment, and is one factor why com-


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NOTICE

PAYSON CORP.

-i ^

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





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NOTICE


GABRIELLA ANGELICA LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




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(Liquidator)


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NOTICE

PROSPERITY PEACHES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




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(Liquidator)


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NOTICE


BENENDEN LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





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(Liquidator)


panies so frequently have to go outside
the Bahamas to obtain expatriate labour
- only doing this as a last resort because it
is much more expensive.
Carl Bethel, the minister of education,
speaking at the opening of National
Careers Day, told of the desperate need
to let Bahamian students see "the digni-
ty that there is in the technical side of
education".
He said he wanted Bahamian youth to
be exposed to the "dignity of hard work".
He said the Bahamas needed more
than doctors and lawyers, and was in des-
perate need of medical technicians, engi-
neers, carpenters, plumbers and electri-
cians.


Legal Notice
NOTICE


INPEER GREEN
INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc.; P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.



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(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

GAP LEMAN LIMITED



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with SectioL^ 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 20001 the
dissolution of GAP LEAMAN LIMITED. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissouation has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.





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(Liquidator)


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NOTICE


NIVI HOLDINGS CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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





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(Liquidator)


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NOTICE


BIRDFORTH
INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.



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(Liquidator)


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




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PAGE 8B, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008


THETRIBUN-













'Lack of trust' impacts South Ocean audit co-operation


FROM page 1B

rights until after it started to make accusations
against RHS Ventures, and does not want to run
the risk that Seaside may seek to help its litigation
position by altering the records.
The audit issue appeared to assume critical
importance when Senior Justice John Lyons ruled
against RHS Ventures' application for an injunc-
tion in the Bahamas to prevent Seaside invoking
a clause in their agreement that would allow it to
replace Mr Stein as the general or managing part-
ner for the project.
Saying that he had to take into account the
"wider issue", Justice Lyons said Oscar Johnson,
the Higgs & Johnson attorney acting for RHS
Ventures, made "a damning admission that the
management has not been undertaken with the
degree of skill expected in these times" when he
said the audit information was "in the pipeline"
and would be provided by the South Ocean pro-
ject's financial controller shortly.
Justice Lyons took the view that any project
should have all its financial records available via


"One cannot reasonably
expect investors to pour
money into a project that is
managed by a managing
partner who apparently
cannot quickly give com-
prehensive
bookkeeping/cash flow
records."

Senior Justice John Lyons
computer instantly, with the amounts on every
accounting line calculated down to "the last cent".
Noting that hedge funds such as Plainfield had
come undef massive pressure as a result of the
ongoing financial market crisis and credit crunch,
with many struggling to meet investor redemption
requests, Justice Lyons said that in his opinion it


was understandable that the fund and its sub-
sidiary would want more control over the South
Ocean development.
"One cannot reasonably expect investors to
pour money into a project that is managed by a
managing partner who apparently cannot quick-
ly give comprehensive bookkeeping/cash flow
records," Justice Lyons said, urging that RHS
Ventures and Mr Stein step aside and be replaced
by Plainfield and its subsidiary. That, though, has
not happened, and likely will be settled in New
York.
Justice Lyons in is ruling appeared to be heav-
ily swayed by which of RHS Ventures and Plain-
field was more capable of taking on the South
Ocean redevelopment and bringing it to a suc-
cessful conclusion.
Plainfield, although it is a hedge fund with
some $5 billion in assets, was said by the Wall
Street Journal to have seen its value decline by 8
per cent in October, and to have received investor
redemption requests equivalent to one-third of its
assets.
The August 6, 2007, partnership agreement
with RHS Ventures did give Seaside/Plainfield a


high degree of supervision.and control, although
Mr Stein's real estate development background
ensured he was selected as general partner even
though RHS Ventures owned only 49 per cent of
the partnership.
In the original arbitration proceedings that
RHS Ventures filed with the American Arbitra-
tion Association in New York on October 30,
2008, it made the thinly-veiled allegation that
Plainfield/Seaside wanted to take control at South
Ocean so they could recover the $100 million
invested to date, and generate badly-needed
cash/liquidity, by 'flipping' the project to another
buyer.
RHS Ventures had alleged that Seaside's "cur-
rent conduct with respect to the partnership must
be viewed in the context of the overall credit
market and equity market conditions that have
prevailed over the past year".
Tribune Business exclusively revealed details of
those proceedings on November 7,2008, in which
it was alleged that Seaside had contributed $57
million in loans and some $42.7 million in equity
to the South Ocean project -in total, some $100
million.


Legal Notice
NOTICE


SUNFLOWER GARDEN
INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


CLEAN BOARDS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



LOGAN INVESTMENT HOLDING INC.
(Company number 127,859 B)


An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-
ber, 2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,
PO. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this,26th day of November, 2008



Pine Limited
Liquidator



KENORA MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
(Company number 127,846 B)


An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 26th day of Novem-
ber, 2008 and that.Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street,
PO. Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 26th day of November, 2008



Pine Limited
Liquidator


Legal Notice
NOTICE


ILONA COMPANY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby. given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of Novemnber 2008. The Liquidator
is ArgosaCorp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


TOURMALINE VENTURES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 9th day
of September 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., PR 0. .Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

This notice replaces the publication of 26th November,
2008 in this Gazette wherein the date was incorrectly
reffered to as 19th September, 2008.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


WELL BEING GROUP TD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

CAPRERA VALLEY INC.



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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

HORSHAM VENTURES LTD.



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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
S' (Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


TANGBOON LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 26th dayof November 2008..The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

WAVEBIRD CAVES INC.



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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008, PAGE 9B


THE TRIBUNE















Work permit moratorium 'not practical'


FROM page 1B

"It would be extremely dis-
ruptive.
"I can see what they're try-
ing to do create jobs for
Bahamians who have been dis-
placed, but if you were a waiter
or restaurant manager at
Atlantis, that doesn't necessar-
ily make you a food store man-
ager."
Substantial re-training would
first be required, and the Cham-
ber president said: "What Mr
Pinder is saying is extremely
populist, and will appeal to the
masses, but it's not practical.
"I'm sure the Government
will pay him the lip service he
need, and ignore him.
"It's extremely populist, but
it's not practical."


Mr D'Aguilar was backed by
Brian Nutt, the Bahamas
Employers Confederation's
(BECon) president, who told
Tribune Business that Mr Pin-
der's proposals were "not prac-
tical" and would actually hin-


der Bahamian business by cut-
ting of access to key skilled
labour.
"I really don't see that as
being a realistic approach," Mr
Nutt told Tribune Business.
"It's a situation where, when
opportunities may arise to
attract foreign direct invest-
ment, I would hate to tell those
businesses that they can't have
permits for their staff.
"It's not a practical, solution. I
feel the ability to obtain work
permits in cases where foreign-
ers are needed has to remain
open."
"As for the level of work per-
mits [being issued now], I am
hoping that Bahamians become
available to do jobs now given
to permit holders, whether
they're high-end or low-end
jobs.


"That would be much more
progressive, rather than have a
rigid system."
With unemployment soaring
as a result of resort industry lay-
offs, with some 940 persons let-
go on Paradise Island, a further
100 at Cable Beach and 18 at
the British Colonial Hilton, not
to mention the 114 and 60 jobs
lost with the closure of Bacardi
and Pepsi-Cola's manufactur-
ing plants, work permits and the
need to find jobs for Bahamians
has already assumed political
importance.
Glenys Hanna-Martin, the
PLP's chairman, last week
urged: "It is at times such as
these that the Government must
be very cautious in its approach
to the approval of work permit
applications. The Government
must immediately review its poli-


cies, procedures and practices as
it relates to the grant of-work
permits.
"Today more thanever it is
of critical importance that it
seeks to reinstate with uncom-
promising vigour the policy of
Bahamianisation, bending over
backwards to ensure that no job
vacancy in this country will be
filled by an expatriate when
there is a Bahamian who is able
to competently fill that post."
Not to be outdone, Dion
Foulkes, minister of labour, ear-
lier this week said the Depart-
ment of Labour was working
very closely with the Depart-
ment of Immigration to ensure
that "there's absolutely no
Bahamian in the Bahamas who
is available" and qualified to do
the job when a work permit is
applied for.


Mr Foulkes said the Depart-
ment of Labour has retarded the
process of granting work per-
mits to allow for further scrutiny,
and ensure there are no Bahami-
ans available for the position
before the document is granted.
"In order for a work permit
to be granted the Department
of Labour has to issue a labour
certificate to the applicant and
that person has to advertise
(about) three times in the classi-
fied section of the dailies for that
position, so we have stepped up
our vigilance in terms of ensur-
ing that there are absolutely no
Bahamians available for each of
these positions.
"We have slowed down the
process in terms of the issuance
of work permits just to make
sure that that's the case," he said.


Legal Notice
NOTICE


TARAN VENTURES LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 20th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.







ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2008
No. QUI/CLE/01353
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity side
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND t ,
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Richard A Knowles
AND
IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or Lot of land comprising
Four Hundred and Sixty Six and Twenty Three Hundredths (466.23) acres
and situate in Weymss, Long Island, in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
which said piece parcel or lot of land has such shapes dimension and position
as shown on a plan recorded in The Department of Lands and Surveys as
LI.931 and is thereon coloured PINK.

NOTICE
The Petition of Richard A. Knowles of the Eastern District of New
Providence one ofthe Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
respect of:
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being a portion of the original Crown
Grant to Peter Weymss (D-103) and also a portion of the original crown grant
to Alexander C. Wylly (D139) comprising an area of three hundred and fifty
four and fifty hundredths(354.50) acres and situate in Weymss, Long Island,
in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and bounded on the North by portion
of crown grant to Peter Weymss(D103) but now known as The Knowles Tract
and running thereon six thousand six hundred and eleven and ninety six
hundredths (6611.96) feet on the East by the Atlantic Ocean and running
thereon four thousand three hundred and thirty six and four hundredths
(4336.04)feet on the South by land now known as the Knowles Tract and
running thereon five thousand three hundred and sixty one and fifty hundredths
(5361.50) feet and partly by a strip of land reserved by the Knowles family
for a road access and running thereon seven hundred and seventy six hundredths
(776.60)feet on the West partly by a strip of land reserved by the Knowles
family for a road access and running thereon two thousand one hundred and
thirty five and thirty seven hundredths (2135.37)feet and partly by the Queen's
Highway and running thereon six hundred and two and six hundredths
(602.60)feet and also that portion being portion of original crown grant to
John Duncombe (D-116) and portion of original crown grant to Peter Weymss(D-
103)but now known as the Knowles Tract comprising an area of one hundred
and fourteen and ten hundredths (114.10) acres bounded on the North partly
by another portion of the crown grant to John Duncombe (D116)and partly
by another portion of the crown grant to Peter Weymss(D-103) and running
jointly thereon four thousand six hundred and forty and forty seven hundredths
(4640.47) feet on the East partly by the Queen's Highway and running thereon
six hundred and seventeen and thirty two hundredths (617.32)feet and partly
by the property of Edward Knowles and running thereon four hundred and six
and seventeen hundredths (406.17) feet on the South partly by the property
of Edward Knowles and running thereon two hundred and forty nine and six
hundredths (249.86)feet and partly by original crown grant to Helen Mackinen
and running thereon five thousand four hundred and forty eight and sixty seven
hundredths (5448.67) feet and on the West by the Atlantic Ocean and running
thereon one thousand four hundred and ninety two and fifty six hundredths
(1492.56)feet which said piece parcel or lot of land has such shapes dimensions
as shown on a plan recorded in the Department of Land and Surveys as L1.931
and is thereon coloured PINK.
Richard A. Knowles the Petitioner herein claims to be the owner in fee
simple in possession of the said parcel of land and has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3
of the Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said land and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a certificate to be granted by
the court in accordance with the provisions of that act.
A copy of the plan showing position boundaries shape and dimensions
of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours at the following
places:
(1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, East Street North,
Nassau Bahamas
(2) The Chambers ofDorsey McPhee & Co. Smith's House, Shirley Park
Avenue & Shirley Street, Nassau Bahamas.
(3) Office of Administrator Simms Long Island.
Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right to dower
or an adverse claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the
28th day of January 2009 A.D. file at the Registry of the Supreme Court
in the city of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or his Attorney
a statement of the claim in the prescribed form verified by an affidavit
to be filed therewith. Failure of any person to file and serve a statement
of claim on or before 28th day of January 2009 A.D will operate as a
bar to such claim.
Dated this 26th day of November 2008 A.D.
DORSEY McPHEE & CO
Attorneys for the Petitioner


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

INVESCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Compamnis Act (No. 45 of 2000),
INVESCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED is in Dissolution."
The date of commencement of dissolution is the 14th day of October, 2008.


Andreas,Isenschmid and Markuq Amrein
Todistrasse 51
CH 8002, Zurich
Switzerland
Liquidator



Legal Notice
NOTICE


SPRINGLEAF LIMITED
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named:
Company is in dissolution, which. commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


GOLDHAWK
INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


ISPARTA CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November.2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


IPSO VALLEY INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The-Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas..






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


ANANAS VISTA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


THE IMAGO GROUP LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


GLOBAL GROUP HOLDINGS LTD.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GLOBAL GROUP HOLDINGS LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


PAGE 10B, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008


THE TRIBUNE











THE TIBUNEFRIDA, NOVMBER 8,C208,CPAEAGE


Tribune Comics


CALVIN & HOBBES
WmW, I'M HOME WhAT's THE SOMETIMES
FROM SOOL! OPEN MATER? IT OBBESB
TfE PO M Ft5R ME, OK? lSNT LOCKED, mTIGTO
As I OVER
:1OR


DENNIS THE MENACE
P s -iil
FSsP l ",7x-25~ ilf~~ .


'E KNO0S HOW TO LET HIMSELF INAFMA,
I' SURE IHECANI LET HIMSELF OUT!"


Sudoku Puzzle


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

9
3 98 4

7 1 4 8

8 1 2

9 2 3 7

6 5 4

5 1 917

4 9 5 1

6 H
Difficulty Level 1** 1/25


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


.Yesterday's
Sudoku Answer


11217
5 418

316 5
8 94
418 3
61 2
71 9


649
137
82 5
219 4
7 1 3
568

381
4 5 2


Yesterday's
Kakuro Answer


HAGAR THE HORRIBLE


Across
1 Eyelash cosmetic (7)
5 Footing (5)
8 Bringing fundamental
change (13)
9 Male singing
voice (5)
10 Spire (7)
11 Manually (2,4)
12 Indian city (6)
15 Ordinary (7)
17 Capital of Ghana (5)
19 Systematic
inquiry (13)
20 Arabian sprite (5)
21 Matter of chance (7)


Across
1 After getting in the beer
he went round
preaching (7)
5 Bird seed needs it (5)
8 Perspiring right behind the
quarry? (3,2,3,5)
9 Investment of capital,
possibly (5)
10 Following me is a strange
alien girl (7)
11 Pursued, we hear, but
remained virtuous (6)
12 The academic field (6)
15 His rise is postponed (3-4)
17 A huge shipping order? (5)
19 Little wonder! (6,7)
20 New stage entrances (5)
21 Quickness of the hand is
unimportant, we hear (7)


Down
1 Remains precisely as
he is (5)
2 Where the hands are on
watch, it would seem
(2,3,4,2,2)
3 An outside line to ring (7)
4 Get up late? (6)
5 Flowery piece (5)
6 Frankness recommended
by elocutionists (5,8)
7 You'll be hearing from
them, they reckon (7)
11 Town crier's
profession? (7)
13 A big hit, poetry that is
fashionable (1,2,4)
14 Assumes as one's
own? (6)
16 Compulsory premarital
reading matter (5)
18 Meeting in a country
station (5)


Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution


Across: 1 Joint, 8 Nauseous, 9
Agate, 10 Draining, 11 Antic, 12 Ado,
16 Dishes, 17 Rioted, 18 Pie, 23
Demon, 24 Sea songs, 25 Plain, 26
Interval, 27 Adits.
Down: 2 Organdie, 3 Not right, 4
Sacred, 5 Aspic, 6 Solid, 7 Usage, 12
Asp, 13 Ore, 14 Modelled, 15
Melodist, 19 In gear, 20 Astir, 21
Earth, 22 Board.


Across: 1 Forte, 8 On the run, 9
Herod, 10 Walkover, 11 Rival, 12
Pea, 16 Recede, 17 Six-gun, 18
Nap, 23 Hardy, 24 Reaction, 25
False, 26 Preclude, 27 Peach.
Down: 2 One-sided, 3 Two-faced, 4
In case, 5 Shake, 6 Drive, 7 Snarl,
12 Pen, 13 Asp, 14 Excavate, 15
Cul-de-sac, 19 At odds, 20 Crypt, 21
Waver, 22 Stalk.


Chess


Magnus Carisen v Nurtan Ibraev,
Norway v Kazakhstan, chess
Olympiad, Calvia 2004. Really,
this looks like a routine attacking
tactic. White sacrifices 1 Rxf6 then
follows up by Qxf6 2 Qh7+ Kf8 3
Qh8+ mating. Except that here it
isn't mate, Black responds 3...Ke7
4 Ba3+ d6 when White is suddenly
losing, with both queen and
knight attacked. The idea is right,
but the follow-up needs greater
subtlety to demolish Black's
defence. Norway's Carlsen, then
13 and now the best 17-year-old
in chess history, found the correct
sequence and forced Black to
resign. Can you do as well?


Down
1 Worth (5)
2 Supreme joy (7,6)
3 Flap on plane's
wing (7)
4 Painter (6)
5 Penniless (5)
6 Unscrupulous deal-
ing (5,8)
7 Timidity (7)
11 Demeanour (7)
13 Unshakable (7)
14 Story in
installments (6)
16 Passage between
rows (5)
18 Vex (5)


ohesn 8749: t ad Qxf6 2 Qh7 Kf 3 Ne4l win nce
if Qe6 4 Ba3 d6 S Bx6- and Black mst aow Re7 6
S matew or lse geup his ie.


Target


M



E


A








B


E



L^


The
Target

words in
the main
body of
Chambers
21st
Century
Dictionary
(1999
edition).


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.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 18; very good 27; excellent
36 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
ante anti attentive eaten
even event naive naivete
native nave neat neve taint
teen tenet tent TENTATIVE
tine tinea tint titan vain vane
vein vena vent vine


Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker


The Case of the Missing Queen


South dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
NORTH
,QJ
V K 10 8
*8742
4K 753


WEST
*1075
VQ73
SK QJ6
+J 84
SOUTH
*AK8
VAJ962
.95
*A96


EAST
496432
V54
+ A 103
+Q 102


The bidding:
South West North East
1 V Pass 2 V Pass
3 V Pass 4V
Opening lead king of diamonds.
One of the most commonly
encountered problems in bridge is
trying to decide which way to finesse
for a queen when the finesse can be
taken in either direction. Some play-
ers enjoy the challenge of solving
this thorny problem, but most mor-
tals don't relish it one bit.
Take this case where declarer can
make four hearts by finessing against
West for the queen, ultimately losing
only two diamonds and a club. But if
he elects to finesse against East, he
goes down one.
Oddly enough, the best way of


dealing with which way to finesse is
not to finesse at all. The problem can
be resolved simply by circumventing
it!
Let's say East-West start out with
three rounds of diamonds. Declarer
ruffs the third diamond and, since a
club must be lost in any case, con-
centrates all his energies on avoiding
a trump loser. But instead of trying to
guess the location of the queen out-
right a 50-50 proposition -
South skirts the issue entirely.
He cashes three spades, discard-
ing a club from dummy, and then
plays the A-K of clubs, ending in
dummy. At this point, with five tricks
to go and having lost only two tricks
to date, South has the A-J-9-6 of
hearts and nine of clubs, while
dummy has the K-10-8 of hearts, a
diamond and a club.
Declarer next leads dummy's
remaining diamond and ruff' it as
East discards a spade. South then
exits with the nine of clubs.
As a result of this series of plays,
the contract is now secure. It does
not matter to declarer which oppo-
nent wins the club. Hie has the A-J-9
of trumps facing the K- 10-8, and a
defender is on lead. The queen is
trapped regardless of what happens
next.
In effect, South makes no direct
effort to locate the missing queen. He
simply lets nature take its course.


K> Toorro: Far exhang is o robery


Tomorrow: Fair exchange is no robbery.
:2008 King Features Syndicate Inc.


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CRYPTIC PUZZLE


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