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Title: The Tribune
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 29, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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M By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Customs
department has lost $14 million
in revenue this year compared
to last year, due to the eco-
nomic downturn affecting world
markets, according to acting
comptroller of Customs Antho-
ny Adderley.
This number did not include
revenue lost due to corruption
and tax evasion. However, Mr
Adderley revealed that $250;000
had been recovered thanks to
the department's task force
charged with going after tax
evaders.
An officer who was a part of
this task force had her house
burned to the ground in a sus-
pected arson attack on Wednes-
day afternoon.
During six months of investi-
gations officers recovered only a
portion of the duties lost as a
result of illegal activities and
investigations are still continu-
ing, according to Mr Adderley.
"Some of these cases would
not be completed until we
would have worked with some
of the suppliers in foreign coun-
tries to get documents, so there
is still that which is outstand-
ing, but the way it looks we
would be collecting much more
than the $250,000," he said.
Mr Adderley blamed the cor-
ruption of Customs officers


PHOTOS: Felip6 Major/Tribune staff
ACTING CUSTOMS COMPTROLLER Anthony Adderley at a press conference yesterday at Customs head office
on Thompson Boulevard.


directly on the public who
import goods into the country.
"Whatever leakage there is
it's a direct result of members of
the public," he said. "An officer
cannot be party to revenue eva-
sion without the members of
the public. The importer would


have to agree to do some
things."
Mr Adderley explained that
his officers would not become
involved in illegal activities if
offers were not dangled in front
of them.
"If you do not give me an


inducement why would I want
to do something for you?" he
asked.
"He couldn't (customs offi-
cer) accept them (bribes) if
nobody gives it to him."
SEE page 8
8R


Under-fire Customs


boss denies claims


of corruption


among officers

* By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Customs boss who is under fire from his own staff for alleged-
ly turning a blind eye to what's going on in his department has denied
accusations of corruption and nepotism among officers.
Acting comptroller Anthony Adderley also said officers who felt at
risk and unable to serve should find jobs elsewhere.
His comments came at a press conference called to discuss this
week'sfire-bombing of the home of Roslyn Ritchie, the woman Cus-
toms officer in charge of an anti-corruption task force.
"Those officers who feel that they can no-longer serve, then perhaps
they have to find another job to pursue," he told reporters.
Mr Adderley told the conference at Customs' Thompson Boulevard
headquarters that, though the organisation is concerned about staff safe-
ty, it is not the department's position to initiate investigations into sus-
pected arson or similar matters.
Though The Tribune repeatedly asked whether the department
would react to the suspicion of foul play in the destruction of Mrs
Ritchie's home, he said simply that Customs officers are fully aware of
what is required of them, and the dangers.
He added that officers should take necessary precautions to avoid
serious incidents.
SEE page 8


Abaco murder leaves

community in shock


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
THE senseless killing of a
young man on Abaco has left a
family devastated and a com-
munity reeling from shock.
Roderick Strachan, propri-
etor of M and R foodstore in
Marsh Harbour, recalled leav-
ing his. shop on Thursday night
to take a customer home, only
to return 15 minutes later to dis-
cover that his son Brendon had
been killed.
Police say that Dion "Bren-
don" Strachan, 24, was shot in
his father's foodstore while
attempting to flee from gunmen
who were robbing the estab-


lishment.
Last night police were said to
be holding two Nassau and two
Abaco men after they were
detained at Marsh Harbour air-
port.
A source alleged police were
contacted by representatives
from Abaco Air who refused to
allow the men to board their
flight to Nassau as they sus-
pected that they had blood on
their clothes, although The Tri-
bune could not confirm this with
police up to press time.
Police stated that shortly
before 8pm Thursday two men
SEE page 8


Customs officers should receive

weapons training union chief


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
CUSTOMS officers investigat-
ing illegal activity should be
trained to use weapons to pro-
tect themselves and be subject to
phone-tapping so that threatening
calls against them can be traced,
said president of the Bahamas
Public Service Union John Pin-
der.
Fire officials have now con-
firmed that a major blaze at the
home of customs officer Roslyn
Ritchie, a member of a special
task force charged with clamping
down on Customs fraud, was
started by an arsonist on Wednes-
day.


Mr Pinder said the attitude dis-
played towards the incident by
acting comptroller of Customs
. Anthony Adderley will discour-
age officers from doing difficult
and necessary jobs such as those
performed by the task force to
which Ms Ritchie was posted.
"When a person loses their
home because it is believed or
speculated that they are a part of
a special task force to investigate
fraud of customs duties then he
needs to take that more seriously
because now other officers are of
the view that if that's the kind of
attitude he displays towards them
then they are not going to go
SEE page 8


BEC says sorry for traffic chaos


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
BEC apologised yesterday for
the severe traffic back-up caused
by "emergency" repair work on a
damaged cable in East Bay Street.
General manager Kevin Bas-
den said it was vital that the cable
be repaired immediately so as not
to disrupt power in the eastern
area.
He said had the work been rou-
tine, BEC would not have cho-
sen to repair the cable during high
traffic hours.
"It was a critical circuit that
needed to be repaired so as not to
put the persons in the eastern area
at risk (of power loss). And that
was why they had to deal with it at
that point and time. 'We apolo-


gise for that but it was an emer-
gency situation that we had to
address.
"If it was just routine work then
we would have planned it outside
of the normal working hours," Mr
Basden told The Tribune %estir-
day.
According to Mr Basden, work-
ers were dispatched to repair the
cable on East Bay Street around
9am Thursday and did not finish
the repairs until sometime after
9.30pm that day.
On Thursday night, The Tri-
bune was inundated with calls
from angry motorists who were
trapped in the standstill traffic.
One driver claimed it took him
an hour to get from Dowdeswell
SEE page 8


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bers who were previously i4
arrears but have never sought to
resolve the situation may not.ben-
efit from any initiatives the league
puts in place.-
Credit unions are also hosting
seminars to share budgeting and
saving tips. These seminars are
open to members and non-mem-
bers and will be adveftise.d, the
league said.






THE Progressive Liberal Party
has offered its condolences to
Kailash Lal Agrawal, Ambas-
sador of India; over the terrorists
attacks which, have rocked the
city of Mumbai over the last few
days.
SThe message read: "Please
accept onr behalf of tihe Progres-
sive Liberal Party, our leader Per-
ry Christie, and all of our mem-
bers and supporters in the
Bahamas our sincere condolences
on the deaths and injuries as a
result of the appalling incident in
Mumbai.
"We are deeply concerned
about the welfare of your people
and wish to express our solidarity
with your government and people
at this sad time. Our thoughts will
continue to be with your coun-
try."

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Go to www.btcbahamas.com/gsm and fill out the


form. All serious submissions will become eligible to
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BTC thanks you for your continued patronage!


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Credit unions supporting membership
The Bahamas Co-operative serve them. It is therefore expect-
League and its affiliated-credit ed that credit.union members that
unions said they empathise with are experiencing difficulty in
members that are struggling in meeting their commitments to
these difficult economic times, their credit union would come in
"We hold dear our core value and meet with their credit union
of people helping people to help on the matter. Each'memtner will
themselves," the league said in a receive personalised service and
statement. appropriate plans will fe sug-
"As our members are the own- gested to get through the current
SIIers of our credit unions, our prod- economic crisis."
ucts and services are designed to The statement said that mem-


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0 In brief


Man, 28,

charged with

attempted

murder

A 28-year-old man was
arraigned in a Freeport Magis-
trate's Court yesterday on an
attempted murder charge.
Calvin Leslie Newbold of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, was
arraigned before Magistrate
Helen Jones in Magistrate's
Court Three on the charge of
attempted murder.
Newbold was charged in the
November 14 attempted mur-
der of Troy Johnson-Rolle.
The incident occurred in the
Garden Villas area Freeport,
Grand Bahama.
The accused was not
required to enter a plea and
the case was adjourned for a
preliminary inquiry on March
10,2009.
Newbold was remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison.

Police quiz trio

after firearm,

ammo find

THREE Grand Bahama
men are being questioned fol-
lowing the discovery of a
firearm and ammunition on
Thursday night.
According to reports,
around 8.20pm, officers were
on patrol in the area of East
Atlantic Drive and Bruce
Avenue in Grand Bahama
when they stopped and
searched a white 1999 Buick
Century.
During the search, the offi-
cers found a black 9mm Smith
and Wesson pistol with a clip
containing four 9mm rounds.
The three men who were
taken into police custody in
connection with the incident
are between the ages of 30 and
35.

Plea over boy

needling lddny
transplant
N MIAMI

Miami Heat All Star Alon-
zo Mourning is calling on
South Floridians to help a
Bahamian toddler get a life-
saving kidney transplant.
Mourning knows what it's
like he needed a kidney
transplant himself five years
ago.
Three-year-old Omar Fer-
guson and his mother came to
Miami from the Bahamas two
months ago to get medical
help. The boy has liver failure
and doctors say he may not
live until Christmas. But since
he's not a United States citi-
zen, Omar isn't automatically
covered by the publicly fund-
ed Holtz Children's Hospital.
The basketball star has
donated $50,000 toward the
boy's operation. He says if
25,000 people gave just $10
each, the remaining cost
would be covered.

Rescued man:

I survived by
drinking
rainwater

* KEY WEST, Florida

A 34-year-old man is safe
after missing for more than
three weeks and being rescued
from a remote island in the
Bahamas, according to the
Associated Press.
The man's name was not
released, but the United
States Coast Guard said he is
one of two men reported miss-
ing November 4 and whose
boat was found capsised. The
US Coast Guard issued a
statement on Monday saying
the men appear to have been
involved in smuggling
migrants.
The man told rescuers he


survived by drinking rainwater
and eating discarded food
scraps. A second boater
reported missing November 4
has not been found.
The man was spotted on
Sunday after a US Coast
Guard patrol helicopter saw a
person on Elbow Key.

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Pest Contrlff
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BTC praised for helping out the 'small man


* BY ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS yesterday lauded the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company
(BTC) for helping out the "small man" by
permanently eliminating the costs for all basic
mobile features. BTC announced on Thursday
that it has decided to give back to its cus-
tomers during these hard times and make a
few of its mobile features free to both pre-paid
and post-paid customers as of December 1.
Arch Cheriea Strachan, a BTC mobile cus-
tomer for four years, told The Tribune that she
is very happy that BTC decided not to charge
for the extra features anymore.
"I think it is a cool thing BTC is doing to
help out the small man. I would normally be
negative $5 a month, so that extra $5 savings


can go a long way," Ms Strachan said.
BTC's vice-president of sales and marketing
Marlon Johnson said the telecommunications
company wants to improve the mobile expe-
rience for all of its customers.
"We have had persons saying that the neg-
ative balances they receive have been an
inconvenience. We have made requests to the
PUC (Public Utilities Commission) to cater to
our post-paid packages and have those
reduced, as well as have them reduce the long
distance charges on our card rates. We really
just wanted to excite our customers and we
appreciate their business," he said.
Mr Johnson explained that caller ID, call
waiting, voice mail and multi-party calling are
now permanent free features.
"We want to demonstrate to our customers
that we do understand what they are going


through and there will be no negative bal-
ances as this is all free from now on," he said.
Mr Johnson added, however, that those
persons who want to keep premium features,
such as selective call blocking, will have to
pay for those services.
"Those other features that involve anything
other than the basic features, customers will
have to come in and pay for those services," he
said. Mr Johnson explained that those per-
sons who do not wish to have the free features,
or want to have some, but not all of the fea-
tures added to their phones, do not have to
keep them..
"It isn't compulsory that they keep those
features. They just have to call in and give us
their mobile number or just come in and let us
know and the features they do not want can be
removed," he said.


Junkanoo bonanza!


Fourteen groups receive funds from Sunshine Group


* By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter
FOURTEEN junkanoo groups
have much to be grateful for as
they all received their share of
the tens of thousands of dollars
the Sunshine Group donated yes-
terday to assist in the costume
building process for the New
Year's and Boxing Day parades.
President of Sunshine Insur-
ance, Brian Moodie, said one of
the core values at Sunshine Hold-
ings and Sunshine Insurance is to
contribute to the common good
of all people in the Bahamas.
"Junkanoo is a unique expres-
sion of Bahamian culture as it
impacts Bahamians throughout
the length and breath of the arch-
ipelago and it also extends its
influence out to the visitors and
tourists to afford them a unique


glimpse of the dynamic experi-
ence of Bahamians. We believe
that our support of junkanoo is
tangible evidence of that we don't
just talk the talk, we walk the
walk," Mr Moodie said.
He said Sunshine Insurance
understands that in the current
economic conditions, corporate
institutions are tempted to tight-
en their belts and close tb 100
per cent of all junkanoo financing
comes form corporate sponsors.
However, Mr Moodie said the
Sunshine Group has no interest in
holding back its support.
"We believe that junkanoo is of
such importance both culturally
and socially that we have dug
deep into our resources and are
pleased to confirm that we will
not be cutting back with our sup-
port for the junkanoo groups this
year, and we have expanded the


number of groups we support,"
Mr Moodie said.
Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister
applauded the Sunshine Group
of Companies for.their consis-
tency in giving support to the cul-
tural heritage of the Bahamas.
"They have given tens of thou-
sands of dollars over the years
and we applaud Mr Moodie for
not cutting back this year but giv-
ing more. Junkanoo is the
strength of our cultural heritage
and it is good to have this kind of
support to stimulate the growth
our culture in this country," Mr
Bannister said.
Leader of the Roots junkanoo
group and chairman of the
Junkanoo Corporation of New
Providence, Leslie Johnson,
expressed the junkanoo commu-
hity's gratitude for the generous


and constant support of the Sun-
shine Group.
"We believe that the pillars
upon which this company was
built, has some of the same kinds
of qualities that we try to com-
mit to the shacks and to
junkanoo. We want to go a step
beyond and beg of this company
not to only come here to collect
cheques but maybe to draw on
their expertise to make junkanoo
the viable and self-sustainable
production it ought to be," Mr
Johnson said.
Mr Moodie urged other corpo-
rate leaders to recognize the cul-
tural impact of junkanoo.
"We want them to join us and
continue to support this wonder-
ful cause and by doing so we can
keep alive this wonderful tradi-
tion," Mr Moodie said.


NAZARETH CENTRE: Temporary protective home for youngsters


'Children must be


roots an


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
SISTER Annie Thompson of
the Nazareth:.Centre, a tempo-
rary protective home for children,
believes that children must be
"roots and wings".
"You ground them, train them
and then let them fly when that
time comes."
The 57-year-old administrator
runs the residential centre for
abused, abandoned, neglected or
orphaned children located in Mil-
lenium Gardens.
At the centre, children have
structure and routine injected into
their lives, sometimes for the first
time and with what she hopes will
be lasting effect.
"The only thing is that there's
not that one-on-one or two-on-
one interaction, but the structure
is here," said Sister Annie.
"We had one child who came
here last year and when he came
here he was a bit rebellious, not
rough or rude but he wasn't used
to being one place all the time.
"Now he has that scheduled sit-
uation, three meals a day and so
on and so forth, this year they are
signing his praises in the school
because he has settled down nice-
ly."
The centre is part funded by
the government and the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese, with help
from private donors and other
churches throughout the year.
More than 40 children between
0 to 12 years are currently being
cared for by around 30 full time
staff at the home and other vol-
unteers.
Children remain there at the
discretion of Social Services until
"until parents or guardians can
get themselves back together to
take the children back into their
homes."
The average stay ranges in
length from a few months to sev-
eral years.
While at the centre, children
of school age 25 of them con-
tinue to attend classes outside the
centre. All the children partici-
pate in extra-curricular activities
organised by the centre.
These include regular sewing


lessons for the older children so
that they will have a a trade to
fall back on "in case you can't
make a living any other way."
Sister Annie would like to pro-
cure the services of an additional
homework supervisor, as well as
someone who can teach the chil-
dren sports and music.
"I would like to find people in
the music industry. There's one
little boy who, when he realized
that I knew the keyboard, he's
been after me to teach him the
keyboard. I gave him a start but I
can't do it on a regular basis,"
said SisterAnnie.
Each night, between 4 and
5.15pm the children take part in
supervised homework sessions
but according to the administra-
tor, the centre could do with more
hands on deck.
"We need people who would
come to help with homework and
not get the children too attached
to them. It's very hard to find
those people. That's why I don't
put it out there too far."
Sister Annie admits that she
too finds it hard not to become
emotionally tied to the children.
"I do. But I have decided that I
can't, that much. But how do you
draw the line? I've seen it because
some of them go and it hurts my
heart to see them go. But I am
happy to see them go because I
know they are going to a better
situation in so far as they will
have that one-on-one love, care,
and attention. Institutions are not
for children," she said.
There are a number of women


who volunteer to engage with the
children one-on-one for a few
hours on a weekly basis, but there
is unfortunately a distinct lack of
male figures.
Although she is keen to have
more suitable male role models
play a part in the children's lives,
for example by listening to them
read, it is hard to find suitable
people who want to do so.
"I encourage the men to come
in and do service, because you
will see, when we go in there now,
the children will say 'Daddy!'.
One fella came here and one little
boy that we have here that does-
n't usually go up to people regu-
larly, he ran up to him, grabbed
him round the leg and said "This
my daddy!" His complexion was
pretty much the same (as the
boy's father)," said Sister Annie.
"The service clubs, they focus
on service, more manual service
than anything else. To get some
of them to spend time with the
boys, to give that male image is
another story," she added.
Sister Annie is guided by the
hope that the children, even after
they leave the centre, will grow up
to be adults who make sensible
life choices. "I am almost in a
rocking chair, and when I get
there I want to know that these
people are out there making the
right decisions for our lives," said
the 57-year-old.
If you are interested in help-
ing the Nazareth Centre, either
through offering funding or vol-
unteering, contact the Depart-
ment of Social Services.


A STAFF MEMBER makes beds in
the boy's cottage while the older
children are out at school.


I TeI:380-FLIX


PHOTOS:
Felip6 Major/
Tribune staff


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2008, PAGE 3


THE TRIBUNE


BTC privatization
committee chairman to

address Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce
BTC privatization committee
chairman TB Donaldson will
address the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce at a special lunch
on Thursday, December 4 at the
British Colonial Hilton.
"The subject of privatization is
very important to the future
development of business in this
country," said Philip Simon, exec-
utive director of the chamber.
"The world of commerce today
spins on information how fast
we get it, absorb it, exchange it,
use it, build on it.
"And nothing drives us further
or impedes us more than the
speed and quality of how we com-
municate that, information,
whether by e-mail, fixed line or
wireless.
"If we are serious about grow-
ing business in the Bahamas, then
we must be just as serious about
delivering the fastest, most reli-
able communications so we at the
chamber definitely look fol ward
to Mr Donaldson's prescn!;1ion
and an update on when the pri-
vatisation will take place and
under what terms and conditions,
what the new partner is likely to
look like and what we can expect
in the way of change following
the sale of the majority share of
BTC."
Movement toward privatisa-
tion has picked up speed since
the new BTC privatization com-
mittee headed by Mr Donaldson
was named earlier this year. The
deputy chairman is former gov-
ernor of the Central Bank Julian
Francis, who is also chairman of
BTC. Government has
announced its intention to sell 51
per cent of the telecom provider
and open fixed line service to
competition immediately follow-
ing the sale. Wireless service will
be open for competitive licenc-
ing a year after the sale with the
first call from a licenced com-
petitor planned foi the two-year
anniversary.
Observers expect dramatic
growth in the telecom sector, fol-
lowing the end to the monopoly
BTC has enjoyed on some ser-
vices, pointing to the break-up of
AT&T in the US, which gave rise.
to eight Baby Bells, lower rates
and more services.
According to Mr Simon, the
potential for growth in the
Bahamas is significant.
"The tremendous potential
wrapped-within the telecommu-
nications infrastructure that exists
currently within the Bahamas has
yet to be fully and effectively
utilised," he said.







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LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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Start preventing the next crisis now


A FEW MONTHS ago I found myself at a
meeting of economists and finance officials, dis-.
cussing what else? the crisis. There was a
lot of soul-searching going on. One senior pol-
icymaker asked, "Why didn't we see this com-
ing?"
There was, of course, only one thing to say in
reply, so I said it: "What do you mean 'we,'
white man?"
Seriously, though, the official had a point.
Some people say that the current crisis is
unprecedented, but the truth is that there were
plenty of precedents, some of them of very
recent vintage. Yet these precedents were
ignored. And the story of how "we" failed to see
this coming has a clear policy implication -
namely, that financial'market reform should be
pressed quickly, that it shouldn't wait until the
crisis is resolved.
About those precedents: Why did so many
observers dismiss the obvious signs of a housing
bubble, even though the 1990s dot-corn bub-
ble was fresh in our memories?
Why did so many people insist that our finan-
cial system was "resilient," as Alan Greenspan
put it, when in 1998 the collapse of a single
hedge fund, Long-Term Capital Management,
temporarily paralyz ed credit markets around
the world?
Why did almost everyone believe in the
omnipotence- of' the Federal Reserve when its
counterpart, the Bank of Japan, spent a decade
trying and failing to jump-start a stalled econo-
my?
One answer to these questions is that nobody
likes a party pooper.
While the housing bubble was still inflating,
lenders were making lots of money issuing'mort-
gages to anyone who walked in the door; invest-
ment banks were making even more money
repackaging those mortgages into shiny new
securities; and money managers who booked
big paper profits by buying those securities with
borrowed funds looked like geniuses, and were
paid accordingly.
Who wanted to hear from dismal economists
warning that the whole thing was, in effect, a
giant Ponzi scheme?
There's also another reason the economic
policy establishment failed to see the current cri-
sis coming.
The crises of the 1990s and the early years of
this decade should have been seen as dire
omens, as intimations of still worse troubles to
come.
But everyone was too busy celebrating our
success in getting through those crises to notice.
Consider, in particular, what happened after
the crisis of 1997-98. This crisis showed that the


modern financial system, with its deregulated
markets, highly leveraged players and global
capital flows, was becoming dangerously fragile.
But'when the crisis abated, the order of the
day was triumphalism, not soul-searching.
Time magazine famously named Greenspan,
Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers "The
Committee to Save the World" the "Three
Marketeers" who "prevented a global melt-
down." In effect, everyone declared a victory
party over our pullback from the brink, while
forgetting to ask how we got. so close to the
brink in the first place.
In fact, both the crisis of 1997-98 and the
bursting of the dot-corn bubble probably had the
perverse effect of making both investors and
public officials more, riot less, complacent.
Because neither crisis quite lived up to our
worst fears, because neither brought about
another Great Depression, investors came to
believe that Greenspan had the magical power
to solve all problems and so, one suspects, did
Greenspan himself, who opposed all proposals
for prudential regulation of the financial system.
Now we're in the midst of another crisis, the
worst since the 1930s.
For the moment, all eyes are on the immedi-
ate response to that crisis. Will the Fed's ever
more aggressive efforts to unfreeze the credit
markets finally start getting somewhere?
Will the Obama administration's fiscal stim-
ulus turn output and employment around? (I'm
still not sure, by the way;vwhether the econom-
ic teain, isthliHibg big enough).
And because we're all so worried about the
current crisis, it's hard to focus on the longer-
term issues on reining in our out-of-control
financial system, so as to prevent or at least
limit the next crisis.
Yet the experience of the last decade sug-
gests that we should be worrying about financial
reform, above all regulating the "shadow bank-
ing system" at the heart of the current mess,
sooner rather than later.
For once the economy is on the road to recov-
ery, the, wheeler-dealers will be making easy
money again and will lobby hard against
anyone who tries to limit their bottom lines.
Moreover, the success of recovery efforts will
come to seem preordained, even though it was-
n't, and.the urgency of action will be lost.
So here's my plea: Even though the incoming
administration's agenda is already very full, it
should not put off financial reform.
The time to start preventing the next crisis is
now,
(This article was written by Paul Krugman -
c.2008 New York Times News Service).


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an ac.t.


of union


EDITOR, The Tribune.
THERE have been few
nights in the annals of the
United States of America
equal to the one the world
awoke.from last Tuesday.
The first true democracy,
which survived its revolution
and its civil war, defeated the
dictators and reached the
moon, last Tuesday night
elected a black president. Sud-
.denly, "historic" seems too
small a word.
Historic, also, are the chal-
lenges facing the man who will
be the 44th president of the
United States.
The economy teeters on the
abyss; foes and competitors
test the restless giant on every
front.
And rarely has a president
come to office with so little
experience in rising to such
challenges.
Yet Mr Obama confronts
this grim agenda with a pow-
erful weapon not available to
any of his recent predecessors:
While previous presidential
elections have revealed the
cultural fissures that plagued
America, last Tuesday night
was an act of union.
The defining question of the
coming years is whether he
can hold that union together.
The president-elect har-
bours no doubt that he is the
harbinger of yet another
American renaissance.
Mr Obama's victory
spanned the nation.
He won in the grim cities of
the decaying industrial Mid-
west, and the cockpit of seg-
regation, Virginia.
He owned the farm fields of
Iowa and the desert and peaks
of New Mexico.
He united the Atlantic with
the Pacific with the Great
Lakes with Mississippi with
the Gulf.
He united passionately
enthused African-Americans
with grudgingly accepting
working-class whites.
He united young voters sud-
denly infused with old-fash-
ioned sixties idealism with
grey hairs who never thought
they'd live to see such a thing.


They voted in big numbers,
standing in line for hours,
sometimes in the rain, to make
this day.
They knew what the day
was about.
A country that, in elections
past, seemed increasingly
polarised by race, class and
religious commitment voted
for reconciliation, for unity of
purpose in the face of dangers
the nation confronts from
within and without.
What we don't know is
whether Mr Obama can
entrench this new Democratic
coalition of New Southerners,
liberal northerners, wary blue-
collars, African Americans, .
Latinos and the suddenly
mobilised youth, or 'whether
it will dissolve as he struggles
to reverse economic decline
and financial panic at home
and a plethora of challenges
and threats abroad.
Mr Obama's new coalition
is freshly minted and fragile.
If he under performs, it
could unravel by the mid-term
elections. But he rises to this
difficult occasion, the Democ-
ratic Party could enjoy a depth
and breath of support not seen
in many decades.
As for the Republicans, it
was a bad night for the party
as it was for John McCain. ,
To his credit, the Arizona
senator refused to drag J.tre-
miah Wright, Mr Obama's for-
mer pastor, into the race,
because he feared it would
worsen racial tensions.
His surrogates were by no
means so circumspect.
The crowd in Phoenix,was
far less gracious than the
grand old warrior was in his
concession speech.;
He tried to tell them of the
importance of this night.
He and president-elect Oba*
ma "both recognize that
though we have come a long
way from the old injustices
that once stained our nation's
reputation...the memory of


them still had the power to
wound," he explained.
For too many such lines,
they booed.
Mr McCain's choice of
Alaska Governor Sarah Pallin
will be second-guessed forev-
er. Without her, he would nev-
er have rallied the base; with
her, he lost the centrist inde-
pendents.
But in the end, he fought
the campaign he fought, and
will return to the Senate to
ponder the results.
The bad news for the
Republican Party is that many
of its remaining moderates,
people such as New Hamp-
shire's John Sununu, were
brought down, leaving the
party weakened and prey to
the radical evangelicals and
talk show hosts who dcminate
its right wing.
If the GOP clings to that
base, perhaps with Ms Pallin
as its champion, the party has
no future.Never mind all that.
This is a dawn to savour for
everyone who believes that
the future of America is the
future of the free world.
Its citizens have risen mag-
nificently to a magnificent
occasion, demonstrating that
the affliction of race resent-
ments can be surmounted.
Once again we have learned
the lessofi we keep forgetting:
that entrenched assumptions
can be uprooted.
Peace can come to Ireland.
The Cold War can end.
America's racial wounds
can start to heal. In the best of
worlds, it will take half a cen-
tury to heal them completely.
But the nation is now firmly
headed in the right direction.
Americans have shown us
yet again what a fascinating,
frustrating, complicated peo-
ple they are.
They have chosen young
black man with little' experi-
ence in high office .o lead
them in a time of danger and
complexity. People of good-
will everywhere will wish him
well.
JERRY ROKER
Nassau,
November, 2008.


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Haiti and Jamaica tagged as two of the


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TWO of the Bahamas' near-
est neighbours have been list-
ed among 20 of the world's
most dangerous places.
Haiti and Jamaica have both
been earmarked as violent
countries where tourists go at
their peril.
And Mexico, another fairly
close neighbour, also earns a
place among countries to avoid.
The list appears in The Daily
Telegraph of London, which has
published British Foreign Office
advisories on the world's most
hazardous trouble spots.
In Jamaica, the Telegraph
spotlights gun crime as the main
danger.
"Although Kingston has a rep-
utation for gun crime and vio-
lence, most incidents take place
in the central residential neigh-
bourhoods which tourists rarely
visit. However, visitors should
remain vigilant in isolated rural
areas and deserted beaches,
even in daylight hours," it says.
Haiti is cited for its political
volatility, and the risk of kid-


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net


"I vex because I was stuck .
in bumper to bumper traffic
for hours on Thursday night!
I left work 10 minutes to five,
hoping I would beat some of '
the rush hour traffic, but I
was in for a surprise. East Bay Street was chock-
er block with a bunch of tars all at a standstill!
"I spent two hours in traffic trying to get from
East Bay Street to Prince Charles Drive. All the
side roads were blocked, it wasn't anyway to get
onto a side road to try and escape that madness.
As fool as I am, I even went'back out into traffic
around seven last night to get my girlfriend food
and I was stuck behind the wheel for another
hour and a half. I ain' know what cause that mess,
but it almost drive me out of my mind."
ANGRY MOTORIST.
"I vex since a politician years ago fool me when
he said ain't many Haitians being born at PMH in
da papers and a journalist recently in a front page
story used the words 'thousands' and 'masses' of
young Haitians eligible for lower COB fees. Boy
da politician sure fool me."
FOOL, NASSAU.
"I vex because Christmas coming and so many
people out of jobs, people ain' have'no money. I
keep thinking bout all those poor families who
won't have any ham and turkey this year. I ain'
mean the ones who might not get a Playstation I


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on public transport should
remain vigilant. Other risks
include those from earthquakes
and the hurricane season, which
runs from June to November.
There have been three shark
attacks along the Pacific coast
this year, all involving surfers."
This week's Mumbai massacre,
and threats of terrorism else-
where in the country, have
added India to the world's worst
danger spots along with its polit--
ically unstable neighbour, Pak-
istan.
Thailand, once one of the most
peaceful destinations on earth,
is also in the top 20 because of
recent political unrest, which
has closed two of the nation's
main airports.
Iraq and Afghanistan are, not
surprisingly, listed as off-limits
for tourists because of the wars
raging there.
But many of the countries on
the Telegraph's list are in
Africa, with Burundi, Sudan,
Eritrea, South Africa, Liberia
and Nigeria among them.


napping.
"The Foreign Office advises
against all but essential travel
to Haiti, due to violent attacks
and kidnapping for ransom,"
the newspaper says.
"Demonstrations over the high
price of basic food have fre-
quently turned violent. A recent
series of hurricanes have result-
ed in flooding and substantial
loss of life.
"There is no British Embassy
in Haiti and operations at the
British consulate in Port-au-
Prince have been suspended
since July, 2005, due to the secu-
rity situation." -
Colombia, source of the
cocaine which formed the basis
of the Bahamas' drug trade in
the 1980s, is also among the top
20 danger spots.
And Mexico is named for its
high rate of street crime.
"While threats from terrorism
are low, Mexico has a high inci-
dence of street crime, and it is
increasing," says the Telegraph.
"Tourists in urban centres and


, mean the ones who ain' ga' have food to eat.
a "I just hope people who laid off are spending
whatever money they have wisely,"
NAT, NASSAU.


"I vex because I ordered a package from the
States and they shipped it through one of those US
mail box places. The store I ordered from didn't
send an invoice with my package, so the mail box
place told me Customs wouldn't release the pack-
age until I sent them a copy of the invoice.
Now I can understand that, so I faxed Customs
a copy of the invoice, but when I called the mail
box place they say my package ain' there, on top
of that they say I have to send the invoice to them
again.
So I fax it to them two more times and still I ain
get the package. My stuff has been sitting up in
Customs for over two weeks, even though I sent
my invoice to them. I will freak myself out when I
go there this evening and my stuffain' there. I'm
not going through that anymore, next time I goin'
to Miami to bring my things over myself."
VERY DISGRUNTLED CUSTOMER, NASSAU.
"I vex at the bathroom situation at the mall.
How in da world can it be so difficult to maintain
clean bathrooms?
Last time I been in there, there was some
woman who I think 'sposed to be a cleaning lady,
but all she did was stand there and tell people 'dat
sink don't work', 'there ain't now water in that
one'. The situation with the bathrooms in the
movies has finally gotten a tiny bit better, but
the ones in the mall remain disgusting,"
VEXED SHOPPER.


THE grounds of one of the
nation's most historic sites will
come to life on Monday when
Governor General Arthur
Hanna flips the switch and the
lights come on in the gardens
of Collins House launching
the month-long "Festival of
Lights" celebration.
The event, hosted by the
Antiquities, Monuments and
Museums Corporation
(AMMC) at the site on Shirley
Street, begins at 7pm.
It is open to the public free
of charge and includes music
and eggnog.
"Centreville or iCollins
House, as it is better known, is
a national treasure that is
being professionally restored,"
said Dr Keith Tinker, director
of the National Museum of the
Bahamas.
"While the interior is not yet
ready for public viewing, a lot
of work has gone into the
grounds with landscaping and
lighting and we thought what
better way to re-introduce the


public to this majestic treasure
than to decorate it for the hol-
idays, light the grounds and
invite everyone to join the cel-
ebration."
Monday's celebration, which
will last about 30 minutes, will
include Christmas carolling on
the lawn led by the Centre-
ville Seventh Day Adventist
Chorale.
Dr Tinker said that the Fes-
tival of Lights kicks off a
month of activities that
includes a school singing com-
petition on December 4, also
on the grounds of Collins
House; Christmas Magic, a
holiday open house at Balcony
House on December 13, and
Christmas at Fort Charlotte
on December 21, a lavish con-
cert and Yuletide celebration
co-hosted by the Ministry of
Tourism with the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Band
in concert.
The first Centreville House
was built of wood more than
100 years ago. When it was


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destroyed by the hurricane of
1929, then-owner businessman
Ralph Gregory Collins often
credited with being one of the
architects of the tourism indus-
try in the Bahamas -had it
rebuilt of-solid concrete with
engineering strength to with-
stand the fiercest storms. No
expense was spared. Collins
died in 1946. Four years later,
it was purchased by St
Andrew's School, which occu-
pied the premises until 1971
when the school moved to
larger grounds in Yamacraw
and the government bought
the nearly six-acre property
east of the heart of downtown
Nassau. The Ministry of Edu-
cation occupied the building
until 2003 when it, too, moved
into its new home, leaving
Collins House boarded up and
empty except for hundreds of
pigeons that roosted in it,
eaves.
Parking for Monday's even
is available through the Collin:
Avenue entrance.


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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
Will not forget how much he cared
Our joys and pain he more than shared
He loved us all and did his best
To make our lives that less stressed
His wit and charm will sure be missed
And others things too much to list
It's his turn now to rest in peace
and still I hear his bunch of keys
And though his soul is far away
In our hearts he's here to stay

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-\GE 6, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2008


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Bahamas Ship Registry

surpasses 50 million

gross tonnage mark
i y DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
I- ['cinaycock@tribunemedia.net

;-i1FREEPORT- At the opening of the first Bahamas Internation-
"Y Mvlaritime Conference and Trade Show, Prime Minister Hubert
` ialiami said the Bahamas Ship Registry continues to grow, sur-
,issing (he 50 million gross tonnage mark earlier this year.
.'iv Jlr Ingraham, who opened the conference earlier this month at the
!iur Lucaya Resort, said the ship registry has grown since 1977 to
b come the third largest in the world.
"1 was pleased to learn that earlier this year the Bahamas Ship
L:.tegistry surpassed the 50 million gross tonnage mark.
) -,"Leti e hasten to add, however, that it was never our objective to
J mcomc the largest ship registry. Instead we have concentrated and
'I used our efforts on becoming a well regulated and properly
supervised registry capable of delivering quality service," he said.
, Mr Ingraham said the maritime industry continues to present
.JIt potential for development locally and internationally.
'. He noted that an appropriate'legislative and administrative frame-
work is necessary to properly and adequately monitor and regulate
ie sector. Mr Ingraham also stated that by that providing state-of-
'fir. --att port and maritime support facilities, the country is well
ei5'(ised to benefit from growth and development in the sector.
Indeed, we are readying ourselves for a major enlargement of
+hA-hbour facilities in our capital city of Nassau so that the port will be
,i ihe to accommodate the largest cruise vessels now under con-
r I ictiou," he said.
tJcA related project, he said, will relocate commercial shipping out-
" :, tlie Nassau downtown city centre. Prime Minister Ingraham also
lJ .ir icaled that the government anticipates the enhancement of land-
Ssde cruise ship port facilities in Grand Bahama.
ei stressed that tourism is the principal engine of the economy
:id thie sea has always been an integral part of that sector.
;, -rl! 1ihigraham reported that the country's cruise sector has expand-
ecd to riial and surpass hotel-based tourism during the past 25 years
,0 so. Today, cruise lines operate private ports-of-call at five locations
,im. the Bahamas at Great Sturrup Cay and Little Sturrup Cay in the
:!irry Islands; Castaway Cay and Gorda Cay in the Abacos; Princess
1: Qy near Bannerman Town in Eleuthera; and Half Moon Cay (Lit-
SSan Salvador) between Eleuthera and Cat Island, he said.
;'; Mr Ingraham said Grand Bahama has become an important mar-
c., hub for the country.
1;, r; loday, the Freeport Container Port, operated by Hutchinson
It Holding in conjunction with its industry partner, Mediter-
ii;"ican Shipping Company (MSC), sits on the deepest port in our
Q'in-on, is the 72nd busiest container terminal in the world and the 4th
.. hub for MSC," he said.
iLvMr Ingraham also noted that the Phase V expansion of the port
" will increase its capacity by 50 per cent.
,l He also said employment at the port will increase from nearly 900
,;A!o as many as 1,200 employees when the expansion project is com-
'. i.. J i oward the end of 2010. Mr Ingraham noted that the Grand
i' ", Shipyard is another significant development. It operates two
S., m, dry docks and two wet berths capable of repairing some of
Ikthe largest and most advanced vessels in the world.
"The location of these two important maritime-based enterpris-
'n Grand Bahama has proven beneficial to both the investors and
ri ... 'i country. Indeed, the rapid expansion of operations at the Con-
S.. Port and at the Shipyard is indicative, I believe, of the eco-
[,nomic success of their undertakings," he said.
i" Because of the rapid growth in the maritime industry,'Mr Ingra-
'iharmn said, the Bahamas Maritime Authority was created in 1995 with
,|tehe following goals and objectives:
e to promote, facilitate and encourage the development of ship
g,gstration and maritime administration
to regulate and control all matters related to merchant shipping
S to participate in international organizations dealing with mar-
i linime-related matters
I to advise the government on any matter relating to merchant
Shipping, marine pollution prevention and control
i to expand and create maritime employment opportunities for
SBahamians
L, The Bahamas Maritime Authority maintains overseas offices in
' London, and New York.
Mvr Ingraham said the Bahamas has been a member and active
participant in the activities of the International Maritime Organi-
sation (IMO) since 1976.
The country served as a member of the IMO Council between
1991 and 1995, and again from 1999 to 2007, and won re-hection to
that body last November.
"Our membership on the IMO Council has afforded us the oppor-
tunity to participate in discussions leading to the development of new
international maritime laws and regulations including discussion
of threats to the industry.
"These threats cover a wide gamut from the illicit traffic in
narcotics and human trafficking to marine environment protection,
stable fuel prices and the resurgence of marine piracy particularly
ff the coast of parts of Asia and east Africa," Mr Ingraham said.
kThe prime minister said that the IMO seeks to co-ordinate a
iJnited Nations responseto the serious challenge which piracy pre-
; ts. *



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Five Public Works contracts


signed for Grand Bat

E By Simon Lewis
Bahamas Information .
Services O


FREEPORT GIVING
Grand Bahama's economy-a,
much needed boost, Minister for
Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signed five public
works contracts totalling approx-
imately $650,000 for work in the
island's three districts.
Minister Grant said during the
signing on Thursday that the
government's "infrastructure cru-
sade continues, in Grand Bahama
today."
Contracts were signed for the
reconstruction of Water Cay
dock; repairs to the West End
Post Office; installation of a
boundary fence and gates at the
West End Post Office; repairs to
the Ministry. of Agriculture's Pro-
duce Exchange Building in
Freeport, and repairs to the
Williams/Russell Town Cemetery
Road.
Addressing the media at the
Office of the Prime Minister in
Freeliort, Mr Grant reiterated
that the Water Cay Dock was
destroyed some four years ago by
Hurricane Frances,
"It is regrettable that the good
people of this fine Cay have been
inconvenienced for so long. We
have come today to bring relief,"
he said.
"A contract will be signed with
Treasure Coast Marine Company
Limited in the amount of
$146,126 for the reconstruction
of the Water Cay Dock. The
work is expected to be completed
'45 days after the commence-
ment."
Signing on behalf of Treasure
Coast Marine was Crystal Lowe,
the company's managing direc-
tor, who assured Minister Grant
that the work will be completed
to the government's and the peo-
ple's satisfaction and in a timely
manner. /
Chief Councilor for East
Grand Bahama Lawrence Laing,
who was present for the signing,
thanked the minister on behalf
of the people of East Grand


WATER CAY DOCK SIGNING Minister of Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signs a contract with Treasure Coast Marine Company Limited
in the amount of $146,126 for the reconstruction of the Water Cay Dock.
Pictured left to right are Anita Bernard, permanent secretary in the Min-
istry of Public Works and Transport; Gordon Major, acting director of Pub-
lic Works; Works Minister Neko Grant; Crystal Lowe, managing director
of Treasure Coast Marine, and Lawrence Laing, Chief Councilor for East
Grand Bahama .... .


Bahama, particularly the people
of north Water Cay.
"The people of Water Cay
were ,crying for this for a long
time and now they have a Chfist-
mas treat," he said.
Drawing attention to the West
End Post Office, Mr Grant' said,
"West End is the capital of Grand
Bahama. For West End to be
without a post office for over two
years is unacceptable."
He then went on to sign a con-
tract in the amount of $124,361
with Coastline Builders to com-
plete what he described as "long'
overdue repairs" to the West End
Post Office. The work is sched-
uled to be completed within three
months from commencement.
A further contract in the
amount of $12,250 was signed
with Professional Services to
install a boundary fence and gates
in order to secure the property.
Chief Councilor for West
Grand Bahama Majorie Darville
pointed out that West End is a
large settlement and needs to
have its postal services restored.
She thanked the minister and
Sthe government for their efforts in
that regard. Focusing on the Pro-
duce Exchange Building in down-
town Freeport, Mr.Grant said the


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facility has been in a state of dis-
repair for some time now.
He then went onto sign a con-
tract in the amount of $336,680
with Golden Triangle Construc-
tion Company for repairs to the
facility. Work is scheduled to be
completed within ten weeks from
date of commencement.
Commenting on that signing,
Chief Councilor for the City of
Freeport Alvin Smith said, "On
behalf of the good citizens of the
City of Freeport District, I would
really like to say thank you to the
minister and to the government
for seeing that the Produce
Exchange is being refurbished.


lama

"We know that it is not just
going to be an economic boost,.
but a beautification boost for the
downtown area. The Produce
Exchange has been in a state of
disrepair for quite some time, and
so we just want to thank the gov-
ernment for seeing that the City
of Freeport is beautified just in
time for the holidays," Mr Smith
said. Minister Grant also dis-
cussed the issue of the road head-
ing into, the Williams/Russell
Town Cemetery.
"The condition of this road has
been in a most undesirable state
of disrepair for years. In addition
to persons visiting the resting
place of their loved ones, tourists
frequenting this quaint settlement
also visit the monument located
to the west of the cemetery," he
said. Mr Grant thensigned a con-
tract in thq amount of $25,000
with Bahamas Dredging and,
Marine Construction for the
repairs of the road. ., '
That work is schedule for com-
pletion in 30 days.
Congratulating the contractors
on winning the bids for the
respective projects, Mr Grant told
them that the government expects
"on time completion and work of
high quality."

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McNabb, Westbrook lead Eagles to victory


* By ROB MAADDI
AP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -
Donovan McNabb watched the
end of another game from the
sideline. After a vintage per-
formance, he earned a seat on
the bench.
McNabb threw four touch-
down passes, Brian Westbrook
tied a team record with four
scores and the Philadelphia
Eagles beat the Arizona Cardi-
nals 48-20 on Thursday night.
Just four days earlier, McN-
abb was benched for the first
time in his career at halftime of
a 36-7 loss at Baltimore. The
Eagles only trailed 10-7 when
coach Andy Reid decided to
put Kevin Kolb in after McN-
abb threw five interceptions and
lost two fumbles in his previous
seven quarters.
But Reid gave McNabb
another chance and the five-
time Pro Bowl quarterback
responded with his best game
since Week 1. He completed 27
of 39 passes for 260 yards and a
passer rating.of 121.7. Kolb ran
out the clock while McNabb cel-
ebrated the win.
"Yo.u have ups and downs
and you have tough times,"
McNabb said. "It's all how you
overcome that."
In Thursday's other NFL
games, it was: Tennessee 47,
Detroit 10; and Dallas 34, Seat-
tle 9.
Westbrook, playing with a
sore ankle and knee, had 110
yards rushing and 20 more
receiving. He had two TDs on
the ground and two receiving.
Wideout Irving Fryar was the
last Eagles player to score four
TDs in 1996.
"We.needed this game. It was
a little vindication for my offen-
sive line. We did a great job,"
Westbrook said.
The Eagles (6-5-1) desper-
ately needed to win to maintain
their slim playoff hopes. They'll
have a few extra days to pre-
pare for the New York Giants
(10-1) on Dec. 7.
The Cardinals (7-5) will
clinch their first division title in
33 years if San Francisco loses
at Buffalo on Sunday.
"r"'I' don't know if we-were
mentally prepared," Arizona
coach Ken Whisefhunt said.


DONOVAN McNABB scrambles in the
S. flrstlquarter of Thursday night's game
against the Arizona Cardinals in
: '- % -' '' .,' ". :; .


"We played hard, but obvious-
ly made too many mistakes. We
weren't as crisp as we had
been."
Kurt Warner threw for 235
yards with three TDs and three
interceptions.
"It's not the game we wanted
to play," Warner said. "I came
out and forced one early. We
just didn't have our game today
and it was across the board."
McNabb looked like the guy -
who led the Eagles to four
straight NFC championship
games and one Super Bowl. He
was 5-for-5 for 38 yards on the
opening drive, capping if with a
5-yard TD pass to Westbrook.
"He was very determined, he


commanded the offense, he
relaxed afid played very well,".
Reid said. "He blocked every-
thing out and went about his
business. It's a credit to him and
the kind of guy he is."
Whoever was calling the
plays Reid or offensive coor-
dinator Marty Mornhinweg -
finally mixed it up instead of
relying heavily on the pass. The
running backs carried six times
during the 12-play drive.
Joselio Hanson, starting for
the injured Asante Samuel, set
up the next score with his first
career interception and a 13-
yard return to the Arizona 41.
Warner's pass into tight cover-
age was tipped by Stewart,


Bradley. Westbrook ran four
straight plays, scoring from the
1 to make it 14-0. He caught a 2-
yard TD pass for a 21-0 lead.
Warner tossed a 1-yard TD
,pass to Larry Fitzgerald to cut it
to 21-7 late in the second quar-
ter. It was his 20th straight game
with a TD pass, breaking Neil
Lomax's franchise record.
Westbrook had a 9-yard TD
run in the third quarter to put
Philadelphia ahead 31-7. McN-
abb connected with Jackson for
24 yards on third-and-23 one
play earlier.
Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9
At Irving, Texas, Tony Romo


might not want to take the
splint off his passing hand the
way he and the Cowboys are
playing.
Romo crisply guided Dallas
to touchdowns on its first three
drives and points on the first
four, then turned the early surge
into a victory over Seattle.
The Cowboys won their third
straight, matching their best roll
of the season, all coming since
Romo returned from a broken
right pinkie. Dallas is 8-4 and
back near the top of the NFC
playoff race. Now comes the
hard part staying there.
The Cowboys' next three
games are against Pittsburgh,
the New York Giants and Bal-
timore. That stretch will be even
tougher if they're without line-
backer DeMarcus Ware and
running back Marion Barber.
Both left with injuries in the
third, quarter, Ware because of
a sprained left knee and Bar-
ber with a bruised right pinkie
toe.
The Seahawks lost their fifth
straight game and fell to 2-10. It
matches the most losses outgo-
ing coach Mike Holmgren has
had in his 17 years in the NFL,
and there are four games left.


Titans 47, Lions 10
At Detroit, Chris Johnson
was untouched on a short run
to the outside and a long gain
up the middle.
The two plays were symbol-
ic of the canyon-like gap
between the once-beaten Ten-
nessee Titans and the winless
Lions.
Johnson ran for two touch-
downs in the first quarter,
LenDale White scored twice in
the second and Tennessee
coasted.
Johnson finished with 125
yards rushing and White added
106 on the ground as Ten-
nessee met its goal of re-estab-
lishing the running game.
The Titans (11-1) bounced
back from their first defeat of
the season, surging to a 28-3
lead in the opening minute of
the second, and have their best
12-game record in franchise
history.
The Lions (0-12) moved a
step closer to becoming the
NFL's first 0-16 team, losing
by a franchise-worst 37 points
and giving up a franchise-
record 47 points in their 69th
game on Thanksgiving.


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PAGE 8, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


LOA NW


Abaco murder leaves

community in shock

FROM page one

armed with guns entered M and R Foodstore. One approached
Strachan, who was. operating the cash register, and gun-butted
him, police say.
Strachan was shot as he attempted to flee. His body was discov-
ered near the foodstore's storage room.
The gunmen reportedly fled into bushes with the store's cash.
Strachan's death pushes the country's murder count to 72 and is
the first on Abaco this year. The country recorded a record-break-
ing 79 murders in 2007 as well as five suspicious deaths.
The victim, who has a twin brother, was described by his father
as a good son.
"He was a very good boy. I couldn't have asked for a better son.
It's just sad it happened this way, it's just devastating," Mr Strachan
told The Tribune yesterday.
"He stayed at the shop with me from open to close. There were
few times that he took a day off.
"He worked from Monday to Friday and I opened the store on
Saturday and Sundays and he would still come in and stay with me
all day," he said.
Mr Strachan said the gunmen escaped with $1,350. The father-of-
six said the community was outraged and shocked by the incident.
Cleophas Cornish, 66, of Dundas Town, who has lived on Aba-
co his entire life, said the incident was disturbing and upsetting.
"Abaco has been a pretty quiet place all of my life. It's very upset-
ting, we have our differences but it's been pretty nice here.
"It's really shocking to everyone to hear what happened."


Ingraham sends condolences Customs hit by $14m loss


FROM page one
ulous democracy and a sister state in the Commonwealth.
"These vicious attacks come at a time when there are already too
many violent conflicts in the world and when the nations are facing
the additional challenge of financial and economic instability.
"On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas, I
should like publicly to express our sympathy to the Government of
India, especially the residents of the City of Mumbai (Bombay).
"I assure them of our solidarity with them and our commitment
to collaborate with all civilized peoples in the global struggle
against terrorism, the wanton killing of innocent people and destruc-
tion of property including historic landmarks.
"We trust that the ordeal will soon end, that the perpetrators will
be identified and brought to justice and that these incidents will not
adversely affect efforts to develop more cordial relations between
India and Pakistan. These sentiments are also being expressed
through the usual diplomatic channels."

BEC says sorry for traffic chaos
FROM page one
Street to the Esso service station on East Bay Street and said he was sit-
ting in bumper-to-bumper traffic at 7pm.
Drivers reported that side streets off Shirley Street were blocked with
cars as desperate motorists searched for an alternative route home.
Yesterday, officer-in-charge of the traffic division, Supt Melvin Lundy,
said an officer was dispatched around 5.15pm to assist with the chaot-
ic scene.
"An officer went there around 5.15pm or so to help with alleviating
.the traffic problem. He was able to help free up that traffic which
was travelling east, in other words, he had to divert the traffic (that) was
travelling west through Johnson Road, so the traffic travelling east could
move freely," the officer said.


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Mr Adderley, though, said he was not trying to place blame.
He said he does not suspect there will be a significant dive in Cus-
toms revenue as the year progresses into next year.
According to him revenue might even out as government projects
come into effect.'
"We may very well stabilise it a bit," said Mr Adderley.
"I think the prime minister made it clear that what he plans to do
is go ahead with some of those infrastuctural programmes and
that's going to mean work and people will buy things we import
everything, so if people have some money to buy then revenue can
be collected."


Customs boss denies accusations
FROM page one

Mr Adderley said for those officers stationed in areas viewed as high
risk, steps are made to first train then issue on-the-job firearms for their
protection. But he said there was no other security offered.
With the special fraud unit being established in June, Mr Adderley
explained that its role is to assist officers with examining imports, and
also to collect revenues that may have been missing.
With Customs being one of government's major revenue collec-
tion agencies, and with numerous demands from inside and outside the
department calling for an independent investigation unit, Mr Adder-
ley remained confident that there is no such need.
At a special meeting on Thursday, many senior officers said that, due
to the apparent lack of support from Mr Adderley for the officer who
had lost her home, it was felt that the comptroller's resignation was in
order. However, Mr Adderley said there are no incidents of nepotism
or corruption that he is aware of, and added that the only person who
he is concerned about when it comes to his performance is the prime
minister. Mr Adderley also claimed The Tribune was incorrect when it
had reported that he was evading the press in recent months.
However, a Tribune reporter following the case of a Customs officer
who was still working while under investigation said Mr Adderley
had not been available for interviews and did not return phone calls.
The reporter confirmed that, though Mr Adderley had stated months
ago that he Would maintain an open relationship with the press, it
had been extremely difficult verifying information with the comptrol-
ler who in many cases did not return calls until days or weeks later.

Union president calls for weapons training
FROM page one
beyond the call of duty to ensure that the customs revenue is collect-
ed," said Mr Pinder.
"Customs revenue is already down $14 million. So what is he saying?
That it doesn't matter to him, the life of the customs officers, or the rev-
enue being collected? That's a bad sign to show," he added.
Mr Pinder claimed Mr Adderley "doesn't appear to be showing
any sensitivity or sympathy towards the officers involved overall."
The attack gutted the officer's home leaving her and her family
with nothing. In the wake of the incident, fellow officers hit out at Mr
Adderley's allegedly "heartless" response to the incident.
At a press conference held yesterday Mr Adderley reiterated what
he had been alleged to have said to officers privately: "That those offi-
cers who feel that they can no longer serve" should "perhaps have to
find another job to pursue."
Mr Pinder said that the murder of customs officer Sean Symonette
in 1999 should have meant Mr Adderley was "sensitised to the fact that
there's a need to be more sensitive to this issue (of officers' security)."
Mr Symonette was taking part in an undercover Customs operation.
As was alleged in the case of Ms Ritchie, Mr Symonette had received
death threats. He asked for a gun or police protection, but received nei-
ther. "We cannot allow citizens to think they have the right to defraud
customs or the Bahamas government out of its revenue and that any-
one who tries to bring them to justice will suffer some property dam-
age or personal infliction. We cannot allow that kind of thing to hap-
pen in this country," said Mr Pinder.
He said Mr Adderley should use his influence to speak "head to
head" with the Commissioner of Police to ensure that greater effort is
taken to investigate damage done to officers' property, or threats
made against them.



Traffic fatality in Abaco

One person was killed in a traffic accident in north Abaco last
night.
The crash happened at Cedar Harbour, Little Abaco, north
of Cooper's Town. A Marsh Harbour source told The Tri-
bune: "No other details are available at this time, but we can
confirm there is one fatality."



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THE week-long 24th
Father Marcian Peters Invi-
tational Basketball Tour-
nament got underway yes-
terday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium with only the
boys' teams in action..
Among the results posted
were: C W Saunders pri-
mary boys 22-15 over
Teleos; Mt. Carmel def. St.
Anne's primary boys 19-18;
Westminister primary boys
defeated Temple Christian
20-9; Anatol intermediate
boys 30-17 over HO Nash;
CV Bethel intermediate
boys 27-24 over Zion Chris-
tian and Westminister def.
Galilee junior boys 25-17.
A total of 90 teams are
signed up to play in the pri-
mary boys and girls, junior
boys and girls,, in,terme.di-
ate boys and seni'i'r girls.
divisions.
Some of the summaries
are as follows:
CW Saunders 22, Teleos
15: M Glinton scored eight
and K Thompson and R
Chisholm both chipped in
with four in the win for the
Cougars' intermediate
boys.
Anatol 30, HO Nash 17:
Trevez Evand scored a
game high 11, Dario
Thompson had eight and
Antonio Hanna six as Ana-
tol won their first game in
the tournament in the inter-
mediate boys division.
Chet Johnson and Ran-
don Swaby both had six.
and Dwayne Thurston four
in a losing effort.
CV Bethel 27, Zion
Christian 24: Jeffery Wood-
side scored eight, Kenwick
Rahming had seven and
Thevaughn Moss six in the
win for the Stingrays.
Nathan Ellishad a game
high 10, Anthony Oliver
eight and Ansenio Wood-
side four in a losing effort.
Today, the action will
continue at 10 am with a
number of games being
played on two separate
courts.
In the eastern division,
Aquinas College will play
St John's junior boys;
Queen's College will play
DW Davis junior boys.
In the western division,
HO Nash will play CC
Sweeting junior boys; CH
Reeves will play SC
McPherson intermediate
boys and Our Lady's will
face Nassau Christian
Academy.
The tournament will take
a break on Sunday, but will
pick up on Monday. Next
week, Family Island teams
are expected to arrive to
start play.'











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* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribuinemedia.net
O h how sweet it is to
finally be called the
Catholic Diocesan
Primary Schools basketball
champions again.
In three gruelling games, the
St Bede's Crushers snapped the
St Thomas More Sparks' stran-
glehold on the tournament to
win their first title in more than
a decade.
It came down to the deciding
game yesterday as the Crush-
ers prevailed with a 41-37 tri-
umph that they hope to carry
into.the 24th Father Marcian
Peters Invitational at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium next
week as they defend their title.
Avoiding a total collapse
from last year when their per-
fect season was ruined, the
repeat pennant winning Crush-
ers made sure that the title did-
n't slip away from them again.
"This almost feels as good as
Father Marcian Peters. I have to
give it up to these guys," said
Donnie Culmer, who along with
Ricardo Freemantle coached
the Crushers.
"They worked real hard for
this. We've been there some
long hard strenuous hours and it
finally paid off. It finally paid
off."
Freemantle said they have
been working with the boys up
to six days a week and they did
exactly what they were taught.
"I'm really proud of them,"
Mantle stated. "We are hoping
to go to Father Marcian for the
same results. Anywhere, any-
time, we are ready."
Shaking off their hard break-
ing two-point loss on Wednes-
day, Kyle 'Flash' Turnquest
produced 13 points, Dwight
Wheatley had 12 and Donzel
Huyler chipped in with seven
to spark the Crushers' champi-
onship feat.
The Sparks eventually lost
center Joel Morris to five fouls
with about one minute and 41
seconds remaining oin the clock
with the Crushers holding a slim
36-35 advantage.
Sebastian Grey stepped up
and finished with a game high
14, but Daejour Addcrlcv was
limited to just seven, while Mor-
ris and Sheqttille Sands both
had six.
After Sands canned a pair of
free throws to tie the score at
37-37 with 1:30 on the clock,
Turnquest's lay-up at 1:23'gave
St 13ede's a 39-37 margin.
Then with 4.3 seconds to go,
Wheatley went to the charity


stripe and converted his pair of
free throws to put the final nail
in the Sparks' coffin.,
"We work,.d re il hard
because we didn't want to lose
again like we did on Wednes-
day," said Turnquest, the ilah;hy
guard, who still has another
year at St Bede's.
He said he was,lpleased to
have hit the big basket when he
did to put the Crushers ahead
for good.
"Last year we couldn't pull it
off, but this year it finally
worked out' for us," Wheatley
stressed. "Our school hasn't
won a championship in the last
11 years, so it's good to get. that
feeling again."
Nobody was more elated with
the victory than principal Mar-
va Coakley.
"It's an awesome feeling. It's
a great feeling," she lamented.
"I'm a proud principal. I'm
proud of how the boys struck
together and followed the plan
given by coaches Freemantle
and Culmer. Thank you."
Despite losing it all, the
Sparks hard to retain their title.
But coach Nkomo Fetguson
said they had to play second fid-
dle to the best team in the
league this year.
"Foul trouble, foul trouble,"
were the words that Ferguson
echoed in trying to sum up the
16ss. 'We.couldni't keep the big
men in the.game.
"'We just have to take it in
strides, but we will see them
again in Father Marcian Peters.
We have to beat them then."
Morris said St Bede's
deserved to win.
"They played hard. They
came at us with their best and
they beat us," he stated. "They
were definitely the best team
out there today."
St Bede's came out firing on
all cylinders as they opened a
12-4 lead in the first quarter as
Wheatley came up with three
big baskets. They went on to
hold onto a 19-12 margin at the
half as Turnquest stepped in to
make his contribution.
But throughout the second
half, the lead seesawed with nei-
ther team taking more than a
four-point margin with the
Crushers up 28-24 at the end of
the third.
St Thomas More had rallied
to open a 35-30 lead on a basket
from Markyle Major. But Adri-
an Mackey canned a free throw,
Turnquest got a lay-irp and
Donzel Huyler added a pair of
free throws and St Bede's
surged back on top 35-34 and
they never trailed as they went
on to secure the win.


ST BEDE'S CRUSHERS coach Donnie Culmer


SPARKS' Ashton Munroe tries to control the ball...


ST BEDE'S CRUSHERS' Adrian Mackey (:eft) in action...


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CRUSHERS' Donzel Huyler goes for a layup...









PAGE 6, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2008
THE TRitsuly
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Bahamas Ship Registry

surpasses 50 million

gross tonnage mark

* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT At the opening of the first Bahamas Internation-
al Maritime Conference and Trade Show, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said the Bahamas Ship Registry continues to grow, sur-
passing the 50 million gross tonnage mark earlier this year.
Mr Ingraham, who opened the conference earlier this month at the
Our Lucaya Resort, said the ship registry has grown since 1977 to
become the third largest in the world.
"I was pleased to learn that earlier this year the Bahamas Ship
Registry surpassed the 50 million gross tonnage mark.
"Let me hasten to add, however, that it was never our objective to
become the largest ship registry. Instead we have concentrated and
focused our efforts on becoming a well regulated and properly
supervised registry capable of delivering quality service," he said.
Mr Ingraham said the maritime industry continues to present
great potential for development locally and internationally.
He noted that an appropriate legislative and administrative frame-
work is necessary to properly and adequately monitor and regulate
the sector. Mr Ingraham also stated that by that providing state-of-
the-art port and maritime support facilities, the country is well
poised to benefit from growth and development in the sector.
"Indeed, we are readying ourselves for a major enlargement of
harbour facilities in our capital city of Nassau so that the port will be
able to accommodate the largest cruise vessels now under con-
struction," he said.
A related project, he said, will relocate commercial shipping out-
side the Nassau downtown city centre. Prime Minister Ingraham also
indicated that the government anticipates the enhancement of land-
side cruise ship port facilities in Grand Bahama.
He stressed that tourism is the principal engine of the economy
and the sea has always been an integral part of that sector.
Mr Ingraham reported that the country's cruise sector has expand-
ed to rival and surpass hotel-based tourism during the past 25 years
or so. Today, cruise lines operate private ports-of-call at five locations
in the Bahamas at Great Sturrup Cay and Little Sturrup Cay in the
Berry Islands; Castaway Cay and Gorda Cay in the Abacos; Princess
Cay near Bannerman Town in Eleuthera; and Half Moon Cay (Lit-
tle San Salvador) between Eleuthera and Cat Island, he said.
Mr Ingraham said Grand Bahama has become an important mar-
itime hub for the country.
"Today, the Freeport Container Port, operated by Hutchinson
Port Holding in conjunction with its industry partner, Mediter-
ranean Shipping Company (MSC), sits on the deepest port in our
region, is the 72nd busiest container terminal in the world and the 4th
busiest hub for MSC," he, said.'
Mr Ingraham also noted that the Phase V expansion of the port
will increase its capacity by 50 per cent.
He also said employment at the port will increase from nearly 900
to as many as 1,200 employees when the expansion project is com-
pleted toward the end of 2010. Mr Ingraham noted that the Grand
Bahama Shipyard is another significant development. It operates two
floating dry docks and two wet berths capable of repairing some of
the largest and most advanced vessels in the world.
"The location of these two important maritime-based enterpris-
es in Grand Bahama has proven beneficial to both the investors and
to our country. Indeed, the rapid expansion of operations at the Con-
tainer Port and at the Shipyard is indicative, I believe, of the eco-
nomic success of their undertakings," he said.,
Because of the rapid growth in the maritime industry, Mr Ingra-
ham said, the Bahamas Maritime Authority was created in 1995 with
the following goals and object ves:
to promote, facilitate and encourage the development of ship
registration and maritime administration
to regulate and control all matters related to merchant shipping
to participate in international organizations dealing with mar-
itime-related matters
to advise the government on any matter relating to merchant
shipping, marine pollution prevention and control
to expand and create maritime employment opportunities for
Bahamians
The Bahamas Maritime Authority maintains overseas offices in
London, and New York.
Mr Ingraham said the Bahamas has been a member and active
participant in the activities of the International Maritime Organi-
sation (IMO) since 1976.
The country served as a member of the IMO Council between
1991 and 1995, and again from 1999 to 2007, and won re-lection to
that body last November.
"Our membership on the IMO'Council has afforded us the oppor-
tunity to participate in discussions leading to the development of new
international maritime laws and regulations including discussion
of threats to the industry.
"These threats cover a wide gamut from the illicit traffic in
narcotics and human trafficking to marine environment protection,
unstable fuel prices and the resurgence of marine piracy particularly
off the coast of parts of Asia and east Africa," Mr Ingraham said.
The prime minister said that the IMO seeks to co-ordinate a
United Nations response to the serious challenge which piracy pre-
sents.



THElBAHAMAS CONFERENCE OFTHE METHODIST CHURCH
Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
,snow Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
Itla CHURCH SERVICES
S UNDAYNOVEMBER 30, 2008
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
AGAPE METHODIST CHURCH, Soldier Road
11:00AM Rev. Martk Carey
ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH,
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
COKE MEMORIALIMETHODIST CHURCH,
Bernard Road
11:00AM Pastor Henry Whyte
CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Rev. Chales Sweeting
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH,
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Rev. Charles New
7:00PM Rev. Charles New
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH,
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neily


Five Public Works contracts


signed for Grand Bal

* By Simon Lewis .
Bahamas Information
Services


FREEPORT GIVING
Grand Bahama's economy a
much needed boost, Minister for
Public Works and Tra'nsport
Neko Grant signed five public
works contracts totalling approx-
imately $650,000 for work in the
island's three districts. '
Minister Grant said during the
signing .on Thursday that the
government's "infrastructure cru-
sade continues in Grand Bahama
today."
Contracts were signed for the
.reconstruction of Water Cay
dock; repairs to the West End
Post Office; installation of a
boundary fence, and gates at the
West End Post Office; repairs to
the Ministry of Agriculture's Pro-
duce Exchange Building in
Freeport, and. repairs to the
Williams/Russell Town Cemetery
Road.
Addressing the media at the
Office of the Prime Minister in
Freeport, Mr Grant reiterated
that the Water,Cay Dock was
destroyed some four years ago by
Hurricane Frances.
"It is regrettable that the good
people of this fine Cay have been
inconvenienced for so long. We
have come today to bring relief,"
he said.
"A contract will be signed with
Treasure Coast Marine Company
Limited in the amount of
$146,126 for the reconstruction
of the Water Cay Dock. The
work is expected to be completed
45 days after the commence-
ment."'
Signing on behalf of Treasure
Coast Marine was Crystal Lowe,
the company's managing direc-
tor, who assured Minister Grant
that the work will be completed
to the government's and the peo-
ple's satisfaction and in a timely
manner.
Chief Councilor for East
Grand Bahama Lawrence Laing,
who was present for the signing,
thanked the minister on behalf
of the people of East Grand


La-

WATER CAY DOCK SIGNING Minister of Public Works and Transport
Neko Grant signs a contract with Treasure Coast Marine Company Limited
in the amount of $146,126 for the reconstruction of the Water Cay Dock.
Pictured left to right are Anita Bernard, permanent secretary in the Min-
istry of Public Works and Transport; Gordon Major, acting director of Pub-
lic Works; Works Minister Neko Grant; Crystal Lowe, managing director
of Treasure Coast Marine, and Lawrence Laing, Chief Councilor for East
Grand Bahama..


Bahama,-, particularly the people
of north Water Cay.
"The people of Water Cay
were crying for this for a long
time and now they have a Christ-
mas treat," he said.
Drawing attention to, the West
End Post Office, Mr Grant said,
"West End is the capital of Grand
Bahama. For West End to be
without a post office for over two
years is unacceptable."
He then went on to sign a con-
tract in the amount of $124,361
with Coastline Builders to com-
plete what he described as "long
overdue repairs" to the West End
Post Office. The work is sched-
uled to be completed within three
months from commencement.
A further contract in the
amount of $12,250 was signed
with Professional Services to
install a boundary fence and gates
in order to secure the property.
Chief Councilor for West
Grand Bahama Majorie Darville
pointed out that West End is a
large settlement and needs to
have its postal services restored.
She thanked the minister and
the government for their efforts in
that regard. Focusing on the Pro-
duce Exchange Building in down-
town Freeport, Mr Grant said the


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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2008
There will be no services held at Central on Sunday.
Services will be held at the Wyndham Nassau Resorts
10:00 am. The 130th Anniversary Lucheon of the Assemblies
Brethren will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
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LIGHT AND LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am
Prayer time: 6:30pmn
Place:
The Madeira
Shopping Center
Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

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


facility has been in a state of dis-
repair for some time now.
He then went onto sign a con-
tract in the amount of $336,680
with Golden Triangle Construc-
tion Company for repairs to the
facility. Work is scheduled to be
completed within ten weeks fom
date of commencement.
Commenting on that signing,
Chief Councilor for the City of
Freeport Alvin Smith said, "On
behalf of the good citizens of the
City of Freeport District, I would
really like to say thank you to the
minister and to the government
for seeing that the Produce
Exchange is being refurbished.


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"We know that it is not jAst
going to be an economic bo~gg
but a beautification boost for-l.,.
downtown area. The Prod ..
Exchange has been in a'.state,*
disrepair for quite some time, W
so we just want to thank the g
ernment for Seeing that the
of Freeport is beautified jUs,,"m
time for the holidays," Mr Smith
said. Minister' Grant also Ads
cussed the issue'of.the road he:
ing into the Williams/Rus.ll
Town Cemetery.
"The condition' of this road WlOJ
been in a most undesirable sfilY
of disrepair for years. In additiilsr
to persons visiting the restdgi
place of their loved4ones, touritfs)
frequenting this quaint settlenifnt
also visit the ,monument locatllb
to the west of the cemetery,",1W
said. Mr Grant then signed a qvq
tract in theqag ut p $25$,000
W4th, Ba4hamas ,Qxdging
Marine Coistructiop ioftj^
reahirs of th road.
That work is schedule.for com-
pletion in 30 days .- -
Congratulating the contractor!
on winning the bids for tht
respective projects, Mr Grant tol
them that the government expect
"on time completion and work o
high quality."



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rant'f oTon Mes1lep fR)etljobiot Cburtb
IBatllou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) PO Box CB-13046
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley.org)

SUNDAY NOVEMBER BOTH. 2008
7:00 am: Bro. Ernest Miller/Rev. Carla Culmer
11:00 am: Rev. Carla Culmeri Brio.Jamicko Forde
7:00 pm: Regional Advent Service
(Curry Memorial Methodist dhurch)
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'Sunday School: 10am
Preaching 11lam & 7:30pmo
Radio Bible Hour:
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Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm


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EVANGELISTIC

Pastor:H. Mills


ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:OOAM Connections-Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
11:00AM Rev. William R. Higgs
RADIO PROGRAMMES
'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS I
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Monday, December 8, 2008 Nassau Regional Women's
Advent Service at St. Michael's Methodist Church at
7:00 pm..
Monday, December 6, 2008 Annual Christmas Fair,
12:00 noon 5:00 pin at Epworth Hall, Shirley Street.
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"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are"
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622 |









Worship time: 11am & 6pm

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

Church School during Worship Service

Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

P.O. BoxSS-5631
Telephone number:324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587

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T I U SP TNUTINO M E 2,2 8 PGS


cNabb, Westbrook lead Eagles to victory

ByROB MAADDI might not want to take the Titans 47,Lions 10
AP Sports Writer splint off his passing hand the
,P r,. way he and the Cowboys are At Detroit Chris Johnso


i PHILADELPHIA (AP) -
Ponovan McNabb watched the
qnd of another game from the
sideline. After a vintage per-
fbrmance, he earned a seat on
the bench.
I McNabb threw four touch-
down passes, Brian Westbrook
tied a team record with four
scores and the Philadelphia
Eagles beat the Arizona Cardi-
n als 48-20 on Thursday night.
Just four days earlier, McN-
a 6b was benched for the first
ti me in his career at halftime of
a 36-7 loss at Baltimore. The
Eagles only trailed 10-7 when
c >ach Andy Reid decided to
p lt Kevin Kolb in after McN-
a b threw five interceptions and
k st two fumbles in his previous
seven quarters.
But Reid gave McNabb
a other chance and the five-
t me Pro Bowl quarterback.
r sponded with his best game
sbnce Week 1. He completed 27
of 39 passes for 260 yards and a
passer rating of 121.7. Kolb ran
o1t the clock while McNabb cel-
egated the win.
You have ups and downs
and you have tough times,"
McNabb said. "It's all how you
overcome that."
In Thursday's other NFL
games, it was: Tennessee 47,
Detroit 10; and Dallas 34, Seat-
tle 9.
1,Westbrook, playing with a
s&Te ankle and knee, had 110
ydfds rushing and 20 more
reeiving. He had two TDs on
the ground aild two receiving.
Wideout Irving Fryar was the
Ifkst Eagles player to score four
TDs in 1996.
"We needed this game. It was.
a little vindication for my offen-
s-ye line. We did a great job,"
.estbrook said.
The Eagles (6-5-1) desper-
*9ly needed to win to maintain
their slim playoff hopes. They'll
have a few extra days to pre-
pare for the New York Giants
(40-1) on Dec. 7.
IJThe Cardinals (7-5) will
clinch their first division title in
331 years if San Francisco loses
at Buffalo on Sunday.
0"I don't know if we were
Ailntally prepared," Arizona
6&ch Ken Whisenhunt said.


"We played hard, but obvious-
ly made too many mistakes, We
weren't as crisp as we had
been."
Kurt Warner threw for 235
yards with three TDs and three
interceptions.
"It's not the game we wanted
to play," Warner said. "I came
out and forced one early. We
just didn't have our game today
and it was across the board."
McNabb looked like the guy
who led the Eagles to four
straight NFC championship
games and one Super Bowl. He
was 5-for-5 for 38 yards on the
opening drive, capping it with a
5-yard TD pass to Westbrook.
"He was very determined,.he


commanded the offense, he
relaxed and played very well,"
Reid said. "He blocked every-
thing out and went about his
business. It's a credit to him and
the kind of guy he is,"
Whoever was calling the
plays Reid or offensive coor-
dinator Marty Mornhinweg -
finally mixed it up instead of
relying heavily on the pass. The
running backs carried six times
during the 12-play drive.
Joselio Hanson, starting for
the injured Asante Samuel, set
up the next score with his first
career interception and a 13-
yard return to the Arizona 41.
Warner's pass into tight cover-
age was tipped by Stewart


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Bradley. Westbrook ran four
straight plays, scoring from the
1 to make it 14-0. He caught a 2-
yard TD pass for a 21-0 lead.
Warner tossed a 1-yard TD
pass to Larry Fitzgerald to cut it
to 21-7 late in the second quar-
ter. It was his 20th straight game
with a TD pass, breaking Neil
Lomax's franchise record.
Westbrook had a 9-yard TD
run in the third quarter to put
Philadelphia ahead 31-7. McN-
abb connected with Jackson for
24 yards on third-and-23 one
play earlier.
Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9
At Irving, Texas, Tony Romo


playing.
Romo crisply guided Dallas
to touchdowns on its first three
drives and points on the first
four, then turned the early surge
into a victory over Seattle.
The Cowboys won their third
straight, matching their best roll
of the season, all coming since
Romo returned from a broken
right pinkie. Dallas is 8-4 and
back near the top of the NFC
playoff race. Now comes the
hard part staying there.
The Cowboys' next three
games are against Pittsburgh,
the New York Giants and Bal-
timore. That stretch will be even
tougher if they're without line-
backer DeMarcus Ware and
running back Marion Barber.
Both left with injuries in the
third quarter, Ware because of
a sprained left knee and Bar-
ber with a bruised right pinkie
,toe.
The Seahawks lost their fifth
straight game and fell to 2-10. It
matches the most losses outgo-
ing coach Mike Holmgren has
had in his 17 years in the NFL,
and there are four games left.


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to the outside and a long gain
up the middle.
The two plays were symbol-
ic of the canyon-like gap
between the once-beaten Ten-
nessee Titans and the winless
Lions.
Johnson ran for two touch-
downs in the first quarter,
LenDale White scored twice in
the second and Tennessee
coasted.
Johnson finished with 125
yards rushing and White added
106 on the ground as Ten-
nessee met its goal of re-estab-
lishing the running game.
The Titans (11-1) bounced
back from their first defeat of
the season, surging to a 28-3
lead in the opening minute of
the second, and have their best
12-game record in franchise
history.
The Lions (0-12) moved a
step closer to becoming the
NFL's first 0-16 team, losing
by a franchise-worst 37 points
and giving up a franchise-
record 47 points in their 69th
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Sudoku Puzzle
Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to
Sunday


7 8

5 8 6
4 7 1

36 498 2
9 4
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4 _2 __ 1
97146

DifcultyLev l ***


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


Yesterday's
Sudoku Answer


849
563
712
387
495
1 26
2 58
225 -8

674
931


512 1
9 8:7
6 34
419
2 673
26


8 7,2


Yesterday's
Kakuro Answer

719 9 8
9 758 .9815 6
'8 '5 7 9
4 39 69'8
1 6 9
'2 1 3 4 1 8 2
3 2. 1 2 1 2
'1 4 213 '817 6.9
3 11 5 1 3 71


HAGAR THE HORRIBLE


Across
1 Make pretence of (6).
4 Whiten by chemical
process (6)
9 Various (7)
10 Absolute (5)
11 Great wave (5)
12 Wide extent (7)
13 Subversive
infiltrators (5,6)
18 Filled (7)
20 Up to the time
when (5)
22 Unaccompanied (5)
23 Former (3-4)
24 Conclusion (6)
25 State
categorically (6)


* Across
1 Temporarily stop working
on hedge (3,3)
4 Run or climb up it (6)
9 Greek letter included impo-
lite name for
ex-premier (7)
10 Does nothing to correct the
slide (5)
11 Pained expression (5)
12 Afternoon meal served by
airlines? (4,3)
13 More than mere business
acquaintances (4,7)
18 Incorrect ruling for a rugby
formation? (4-3)
20 This dance can go wild (5)
22 A creditor I would shortly
make bitter (5)
23 Getting on in life (7)
24 Possibly seated, and quite
composed (6).


25 They also multiply,
naturally (6) 21

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Apostle, 5 Pipit, 8 Hot on
the trail, 9 Siege, 10 Melanie, 11
Chaste, 12 Campus, 15 Lie-abed, 17
Avast, 19 Infant prodigy, 20 Gates, 21
Sleight.
Down: 1 Ashes, 2 On the face of it, 3
Tangent, 4 Exhume, 5 Petal, 6 Plain
speaking, 7 Tellers, 11 Calling, 13 A la
mode, 14 Adopts, 16 Banns, 18 Tryst.


Down
1 All the commotion could
have grave


consequences (6) -
Old friends are unlikely to .
meet at this club (5)
A precious possession one
is not bound to have (7) 16
Imitating the sound of a
bullet? (5) 18
Not straight (7)
A car's crashed and left by
a villain (6)
Writer is about to restrict
the powers that be (11) -
Paid no attention to 24
negroid development (7)
Didn't make a message L
plain (7) ,
Folds in the cloth result in N
plates being broken (6) N
Possibly strays in the CL
woods (6)
. Rumour I don't put
out (2,3)
Steel or brass (5) WI

Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Mascara, 5 Basis, 8
Revolutionary, 9 Tenor, 10 Steeple,
11 By hand, 12 Madras, 15
Average, 17 Accra, 19 Investigation,
20 Genie, 21 Lottery.
Down: 1 Merit, 2 Seventh heaven, 3
Aileron, 4 Artist, 5 Broke, 6 Sharp
practice, 7 Shyness, 11 Bearing, 13
Adamant, 14 Serial, 16 Aisle, 18
Annoy.


Magnus Cartsen v Dagfinn
Snarheim, Asker, Norway 2003.
Norway's brilliant prodigy, then
12 years old, looked in trouble in
today's puzzle. Material is level,
and though both players are
attacking Black's threats appear
stronger, Snarheim immediately
menaces capturing White's queen,
while I Qxc3? is no help because
after Qxc3 White's b2 pawn is
pinned by the b8 rook. White
can just about get away with 1
Qxa7 because Rxb2+ 2 Kxb2 Rc7+
4Kbl Rxa75 Rd8+ Qf86 Rxf8
is a drawn endgame. Carilsen,
however, saw the flaw in Black's
calculations. His next white turn
proved so crushing that Black
resigned when he understood its
implications. Can you find White's
winning move?


Down
1 To estimate (6)
2 Intense nervous
excitement (5)
3 Up-to-date (7)
5 Respite (3-2)
6 Word of opposite
meaning (7)
7 Protective
headgear (6)
8 Heated
argument (11)
14 Very briefly (2,1,4)


15 Symbol of vict(
16 Recently (2,4)
17 Customer (6)


ory (7)


19 Inexperienced (5)
21 Hackneyed (5)


Chess

1tf


Chess: 8750 1 BxM If rxf 2 Rdm+ wins after
K98 3 xg7+ or Ke6 3 QdS or Kf63 Qxc3. ff
Qxf7 2 Qxc3 ttweatens Ri or CM mate.


Target


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The
Target
uses
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 naiye 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


Fair Exchange Is No Robbery


East dealer.
East-West vulnerable."
NORTH
A 10J29 5 4
YQ87
*J52
'TA 10954


WEST
'Q9 854
V62
*1076
+8R 7 '


EAST
4 K 7 3
VA 10953
*Q94
4K6


SOUTH
*A 106
VKJ4
*AK83
+QJ3
The bidding:
East South West North
1 I 1 NT Pass 2 NT
Pass 3 NT
Opening lead five of spades.
Assume you get to three notrump
as shown and West leads the spade
live. You win East's king with the
ace and return the queen of clubs,
which loses to the king. Back conies
the seven of spades, and West makes
the correct play of letting dummy"
win with the jack.
You are now headed for defeat
because, when you get around to
leading a heart to try to score your
ninth trick, East takes the ace and
returns a spade, and West cashes


three spade winners for down one.
What's wrong with this picture,
you might ask? The answer is that
you lost the contract at trick one,
when you should have ducked East's
king of spades! True, this means that
you wind up with only one spade
trick rather than two, but in exchange
you make three notrump instead of
going down. You lose the first two
spade tricks and later lose a club and
a heart, but the rest of the tricks are
yours.
While it's granted that it's mighty
difficult to play the spade six at trick
one instead of the ace you're sac-
rificing a sure second spade trick by
doing so that's what you have to
do to make the contract.
The clue to the winning play lies
in the bidding. East is marked by his
opening bid with nearly all the miss-
ing high cards, including the ace of
hearts and king of clubs. If declarer
can dislodge both of these cards
without going down while doing so,
lie can score four clubs, two hearts,
two diamonds and a spade.
The lone threat is West's pre-
sumed long spade suit. That threat is
eliminated by holding up the ace
until the third round. South then
takes a club finesse, wins any return
and next forces out the ace of hearts
to secure nine tricks.


Tomorrow: Diversionary tactics.
* V,2008 King Features Syndicate Inc.


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Russian president visits


Cold War ally Castro


* HAVANA
RUSSIA'S president met with
ailing revolutionary icon Fidel
Castro on Friday, winding up a
visit aimed at freshening rela-
tions with his country's old Cold
War ally and raising Moscow's
profile across the rest of the Latin
America, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.
Dmitry Medvedev spent hours
talking and sightseeing with Pres-
ident Raul Castro before meet-
ing privately with his 82-year-old
older brother.
Medvedev and Raul Castro
laid a wreath at a monument to
Soviet soldiers who died while
serving in Cuba in the early
1960s, a symbol of Cuba's once-
prominent part in the commu-
nist bloc and the history of its
ties to Russia.
Wearing a gray suit instead of
his traditional olive-green army
uniform and clutching Medvede-
v's arm, Raul Castro shouted to
television cameras, "It lhas been a
magnificent visit and now he will


see Fidel."
Russian officials deny that
Medvedev's four-nation trip is
meant to provoke the United
States, but the chat with Fidel
Castro capped meetings with
Washington's staunchest oppo-
nents in the region. Details about
the meeting with the older Cas-
tro were not immediately avail-
able.
Strengthening ties

Medvedev toured a visiting
Russian warship on Thursday
with Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez and earlier met
with Bolivia's Evo Morales and
Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, say-
ing Russia might participate in a
socialist trade bloc founded by
Chavez and Cuba.
Medvedev also signed deals
with Brazil and Peru, part of an
effort to strengthen Russia's
political, economic and military
connections across a region long
dominated by U.S. influence.
"One must admit, to put it


simply, we have never had a
serious presence here,"
Medvedev told reporters.
"We visited states that no
Russian leader, ahnd no Soviet
leader, ever visited. This means
one thing: that attention simply
was not paid to these countries,"
he said. "And in some ways we
are only now beginning full-
fledged, full-format and, I hope,
mutually beneficial contacts with
the leaders of these states...
"We should not be shy and
fear competition. We must
bravely enter the fight."
Medvedev's Latin America
tour is in some ways a response
to U.S. moves in eastern
Europe, where Russia sees its
own security threatened by U.S.
plans to build a missile-defense
system ifi former Soviet satel-
lite states.
Medvedev said he and Raul
Castro had discussed economic
and "military-technical cooper-
ation" apparently arms sales
- "as well as security and
regional cooperation."


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AT FIRST, waiter Joseph Joy
Pulithara thought the blasts were
rows of liquor bottles exploding for
some reason behind the Mumbai
hotel's sleek bar. Running to the
scene, he found a woman screaming
- and a young man spraying gun-
fire, according to the Associated
Press.
The gunman was a member of a
team that was well-armed, well-pre-
pared and had just begun a two-day
siege that would shut down India's
financial and entertainment capital,
leave more than 150 people dead
and 370 injured, and turn the city's
ritzy seaside district into a scene of
horror.
There was almost no time to
escape. "Within two minutes, they
were on us," Andreina Varagona of
Nashville, Tenn., said from her hos-


pital bed in the intensive care unit.
Wounded in the right leg and right
arm, her curly brown hair was still
caked with a friend's blood two days
later.
An Indian commando said the
attackers were indiscriminate.
"Whoever came in front of them,
they fired."
There were 10 targets across the
city, including two five-star hotels, a
train station, a popular restaurant
and an ultra-orthodox Jewish cen-
ter.
Inside the Taj Mahal and the
Oberoi hotels, with their hundreds
of rooms, the gunmen often seemed
to have the advantage.
"These people were very, very
familiar with the hotel layouts and it
appears they had carried out a sur-
vey before," said an unidentified
member of India's Marine Com-
mando unit, his face wrapped in a


RUSSIA'S President Dmitry Medvedev, left, stands with Cuba's
President Raul Castro during a ceremony at the tomb of the
unknown Soviet solider in Havana, Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.


POLICE OFFICERS at the
scene of a restaurant attack in
Mumbai, India in this image
made from television,
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008.
Gunmen targeted luxury
hotels, a popular tourist
attraction and a crowded train
station in at least seven
attacks in India's financial
capital Wednesday, wounding
25 people, police and wit-
nesses said. A.N Roy police
commissioner of Maharash-
tra state, of which Mumbai is
the capital, said several peo-
ple had been wounded in the
attacks and police were bat-
tling the gunmen. 'The terror-
ists have used automatic
weapons and in some places
grenades have been lobbed,"
said Roy. Gunmen opened
fire on two of the city's best
known Luxury hotels, the Taj
Mahal and the Oberoi. They
also attacked the crowded
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
station in southern Mumbai
and Leopold's restaurant, a
Mumbai landmark. It was not
immediately clear what the
motive was for the attacks.


said.
The commandos were hampered,
too, because they could not use
overwhelming force for fear of hit-
ting the hundreds of civilians who
were caught in the hotels.
Many guests hid in their rooms
until they were rescued. Others
were not so lucky.
The gunmen "appeared to be a
determined lot, wanting to create
and spread terror," a commando
said.
Pulithara found panicked diners
and staff running through the hotel
bar. In the chaos, it took him a
moment to realize he had been shot.
"My friend said there was a hole
in my pants, and I was bleeding,"
said Pulithara, 22, who was hit in the
leg.
He saw another colleague shot in
the head "She died on the spot,"
he said but he said he managed
to pull a tourist to safety through a
fire exit. Then he ran down a flight
of stairs, and was free.
For hundreds of others inside the
hotels, however, the ordeal was just
beginning.
Varagona, 45, a meditation
teacher, says on her Web site she
had taken the name Rudrani Devi,
Sanskrit for "one who takes the pain
away from others," in 2002. She was
having dinner with friends in the
Oberoi's plush restaurant when the
gunshots rang out.
Survivors said the gunmen
checked passports and looked for
Americans and Britons, but Varago-
na said they just sprayed the room
and didn't seem to care who they
killed.
"They might have been targeting
Westerners, but they still shot the
wait staff," she said. "They were of
Indian, Asian descent. There wasn't
a foreigner among them."
Varagona said the gunmen kept
firing, and bodies fell to the floor, at


black mask.
The gunmen moved skillfully
through corridors slick with blood,
thwarting efforts to pin them down,
and switched off lights and plunged
the rooms into darkness to further
confuse the commandos.
The militants were ready for a
long siege. One backpack the com-
mandos found had 400 rounds of
ammunition inside. Some of the
gunmen carried almonds. They also
had dollars, rupees and credit cards
from local and international banks.
One gunman, who was still roam-
ing the Taj Mahal nearly 48 hours
after the assault began, was hiding
in a ballroom, said army comman-
der Lt. Gen. N. Thamburaj.
"He is moving in two floors.
There is a dance floor area where he
has cut off all the lights. Sometimes
he gets holed up in the rooms and
makes that area dark," Thamburaj


0 In brief


Mass flight

may spread

cholera and

measles in

Congo
* GOMA, Congo

THOUSANDS of people
fleeing a new rebel offensive
could spread cholera and
measles through eastern
Congo in a rising threat to,
the devastated region, relief
agencies .warned Friday,
according to the Associated
Press.
Doctors Without Borders
said four children suffering
from measles have died in
the village of Birundule,
which the group reached
Thursday with a mobile clin-
ic.
The agency is using sport
utility vehicles carrying med-
ical supplies, equipment and
at least one doctor and one
nurse to try to treat some of
the tens of thousands of peo-
ple trying .to stay ahead of
the fighting.
A rebel offensive against
Rwandan Hutu militiamen
drove 13,000 people into
Uganda on Wednesday and
Thursday.
The U.N. Children's Fund
said fighting in the town of
Masisi on Thursday inter-
rupted measles vaccinations'
for thousands of children. .
"Cases of cholera (are)
likely to spread to areas$
where the population
moves," spokesman Jaya
Murthy said. "The disease is
spreading from frequent
movement of people." i
Both diseases can be easily,
prevented and treated but
they become killers whep
people, especially children.
have no access to medical
care, are short of food and
clean water and are crowd-

Iraq: Suicide |
bomber kills 12.1
south of Baghdad
BAGHDAD
A suicide bomber blew him-
self up among worshippers
waiting to be searched outside
a mosque run by followers 4o
anti-American Shiite cleric
Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday,
killing at least 12 people, Iraqi
officials said, according to th1e
Associated Press.
The blast in Musayyib,
south of Baghdad, occurred a
day after Iraqi lawmakers
approved a security pact with
the United States that will
allow U.S. forces to stay in
Iraq for three more years.
Proponents of the deal,
which awaits the expected rat-
ification by the three-member
presidency, say the Americans
are still needed because Iraqi
forces aren't ready to take
over security on their own
despite a sharp drop in vio-
lence since last year.
The U.S. military handed
responsibility for security in
Babil province, where the sui-
cide bombing occurred Friday;
to Iraqi forces last month.
The security pact was
backed by the ruling coali-
tion's Shiite and Kurdish blocs
and the largest Sunni Arab
bloc, which wanted conces-
sions for supporting the deal
But al-Sadr, who commands
a 30-seat bloc in the 275-seat
parliament, rejected the pact
and said U.S. troops should
withdraw immediately.
A key aide to al-Sadr linked
Friday's bombing to the agree-
ment and warned that the
American presence can only
to more violence. He
appeared to be suggesting that
U.S. forces are a source of
instability, .rather than part of
the solution to the Iraqi con-
flict.


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