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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: December 6, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Volume: 105 No.14 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008 PRICE 750

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Tribune Staff Reporter
DESPITE government's
intervention in cutting Custom's
duties on certain food items
throughout the country, the cost
of these items has increased in
many areas while others showed
little decrease or no movement
at all.
This information, released
yesterday by the Department
of Statistics reveals the concern
of many, that the reduction in
the import duty offered by the
government was never "passed.
on" to the Bahamian consumer
(see page 6 for statistics).
In his 2008/2009 Budget com- L -
muniqu&, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham announced
that import duties on food items
such as fresh fruits, frozen veg- -
etables, cereals, oatmeal, and
bread, would be eliminated. A
Additionally, the Prime Min- A-i|
ister promised that duty would
be reduced on items such as
sweef peppers, canned corn, LAR]
pigeon peas and carrots. Nicole S
However, in the Department A hea
of Statistics' attempts to dis- placed o
cover whether these reductions Daniel.
in duty had been passed on to Birkh
consumers throughout the Fam- were sei
ily Islands and New Providence, "The'
it discovered that while some Anna
prices showed a noticeable sau. An
decrease, on many islands other accident
items on which duty was elimi- after DP
nated, showed increases.
These food products include,
oatmeal, breakfast cereals, and R"
pasta. Of those items which K O
showed a noticeable decrease
in prices were oranges, grape-
fruits, bananas, plantains, and Sl
tomatoes. yJ
In Eleuthera, the price of
plantains dropped by 43 per WORK
cent. Decreases in the price of Bay Street
plantain was also found on protests b
Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, The nin
posts in R
SEE page 8 they had
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nna Nicole remembered
RY Birkhead and Howard K Stern were in Nassau last week, reportedly to mark Anna
Smith's birthday with her baby daughter, Dannielynn.
in the late cover girl's grave at Lakeview Cemetery, where she is buried alongside her son
ead, the father of Dannielynn, and Stern, who was Anna's lawyer and constant companion,
en at Nassau's Outback Restaurant in East Bay Street on Thanksgiving Day.
y seemed to be in good spirits and on very friendly terms," said a fellow diner.
Nicole died in February last year, six months after Daniel died at Doctors Hospital in Nas-
inquest found that Daniel died of drug use. Anna's death in Florida was declared to be
tal. Birkhead and Stern contested baby Dannielyn's paternity in the Bahamian courts, but
NA tests Birkhead was named as biological father.

w heats up as Jewish

mbols are removed

MEN removed Jewish symbols from
I Christmas decorations yesterday after
y Christians sparked a major row.
e-candle menorahs attached to lamp-
.awson Square were taken down after
been described as an "insult" by one

Now a row has broken out over the protests,
with one Jewish Tribune reader lambasting pro-
testers as "small-minded and ignorant."
Ms Susan Katz Lightbourn said: "I happen to
SEE page 8

Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men, recently deported
from Jamaica, were remanded
in prison yesterday until the
completion of their respective
trials when a local magistrate
revoked their bail.
Ian Porter of Star Estates
and Marvin Reckley of Glad-
stone Road, out on bail on drug
trafficking charges, were arrest-
ed in Jamaica last month. The
men were charged with immi-
gration violations and ordered
to be deported. Magistrate Car-
olita Bethel had issued a war-
rant of arrest for Porter after
he failed to appear in court on
May 29 this year.
Porter is charged in connec-
tion with a major drug seizure
off Marshall Road in 2006.
According to reports, police
seized 20 crocus sacks contain-
ing 921 pounds of marijuana.
The drugs, which have an esti-
mated street value of $921,000,'
was discovered in a Chevrolet
Astro van. Magistrate Bethel
revoked Porter's bail in view of
his bail violation. He was
remanded until the completion
of his trial. He is expected back
in court on December 16.
An arrest warrant was issued
for Marvin Reckley, also known
as Marvin Sherman, in June
after he failed to show up for

Tribune Staff Reporter

A US company could owe
160 Bahamian construction
workers up to $5 million in back
pay, according to the workers'
Errol McKinney of EM and
Associates, during a press con-
ference yesterday, told local
media that construction work-
ers employed at a site on Bock
Cay, Exuma had to work 10
hours a day, seven days a week,
for 28 continuous days.
Following almost a month of
work, employees were given a
week off without pay.
According to Mr McKinney
the company employing the
workers were allegedly in
breach of the Bahamas'
Employment Act by not com-
pensating employees properly
for overtime and vacation pay.
"Instead of the company giv-
ing each employee two weeks
vacation after completing 12
months of employment, the
company decided to calculate
SEE page 8

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his trial in the Supreme Court in
connection with the seizure of
cocaine and marijuana in June
2006. Magistrate Bethel also
issued a warrant for Reckley's
arrest in September when he
failed to appear in court for his
firearm and ammunition case.
Reckley's bail was also revoked
SEE page 8



urged to

with resort
Tribune Staff
THE Bahamas Hotel
Managerial Association is
asking for the attorney gen-
eral's "urgent intervention"
to facilitate legal proceed-
ings against the manage-
ment of Harborside at
Atlantis for not negotiating
an industrial agreement with
its union in a timely fash-
In a press release issued
yesterday by lawyer Obie
Ferguson, BHMA's presi-
dent, it was claimed that
Harborside's management
failed to "treat and enter
into negotiations" with
BHMA "on a timely basis",
as mandated tly Section
41(3) of the Industrial Rela-
tions Act.
Said the release: "We the
workers were given recog-
nition on December 11,
2007 by the Minister of
Labour (as a bargaining
agent) and since then our
union tried consistently to
get management to sit down
and negotiate an Industrial
Agreement, but the compa-
ny refused to do so.
"It is important that the
attorney general knows that
time is of the essence when
dealing with recognition. It
is to this end we seek his
urgent intervention.
It pointed out that
presently they are "without
alleging that the company
was breaking "the law in
denying us our fundamen-
tal rights guaranteed under
the laws of the Bahamas."
In their statement they
claimed that the "delayed
process" was staged to dis-
courage employees from
SEE page 8

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POLICE say they have
launched an "intensive
investigation" into a Friday
morning home invasion in
Highbury Park.
Shortly before 4am on
Friday, a family in that
neighbourhood wakened to
the sound of someone
entering their home.
The culprits were carry-
ing firearms and robbed the
family of cash, jewellery,
cell phones, and a vehicle
before speeding off.
POLICE are investigat-
ing a Friday morning shoot-
ing that left a security guard
in hospital in serious condi-
According to police, the
incident occurred shortly
after 2am on Friday.
The security guard, who
was on duty at Nassau
Christian Academy, was
reportedly approached by
three masked gunmen who
demanded cash.
Police could not confirm
if any cash was taken, how-
ever before leaving one of
the gunmen shot the securi-
ty guard in the chest.
The victim was taken to
hospital where he remains
in serious condition.
DRUG enforcement
officers confiscated about
$22,000 worth of marijuana
from a home in eastern New
Providence on Thursday
According to reports,
sometime before 8pm on
Thursday, DEU officers
executed a search warrant
on a home in eastern New
The officers found a sack
containing two brown taped
packages of marijuana.
The drugs ; weigh, 20
pounds. Police said that one
persons is adistine'wilh
their investigation into the


Fires the 'height

of incompetence'

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE government says it is
moving to deal with the vexing
problem of dump fires which
flared up again this week lead-
ing to health concerns in sur-
rounding neighborhoods.
"We believe it is at the height
of incompetence that a society
as advanced as the Bahamas
cannot manage garbage better
than it does and that the popu-
lation continues to suffer from
these combustions for whatever
reason," Environment Minrister
Earl Deveaux said.
For more than 16 years the
New Providence city dump has
been a constant problem and
for the second time this year,
serious fires posed a'danger, not
only to nearby homes, but to
the health of those who live in
the area.
"I cannot say that we will not
have anymore fires, but some
of the, proposals we have in
hand will accommodate dealing
with the dump more efficiently.
That is the mandate that I have
been given and that is the goal
that I have set," Mr Deveaux
He explained that the fire at
the dump this week was either
caused by "hot garbage" being

IREFIGHTERS move TinFo-pos`i Fion to tight a Tire at the city dump last week-
nd, Although firefighters were able to contain most of the blaze by Sun
IdR've, there were still fires burning deep drider the dump.

deposited there, or was started
by someone. Investigations into
the cause of the fire are contin-
"The people of the Bahamas
have spent too much money on
the control of garbage for per-
sons living so near to have to
deal with that odour and the
smoke caused by the fire, Mr
Deveaux said.
He said the best managed
landfill in the Bahamas is on

Port brings Christmas cheer

Tribune Freeport

Bahama Port Authority deliv-
ered hundreds of gift wrapped
toys to poor families in East
Grand Bahama yesterday.
A group of employees trav-
elled to High Rock, Pelican
Point, McClean's Town, and by
ferry to nearby Sweeting's Cay
and distributed Christmas.gifts
to 200 children in those com-
Ms Willamae Ferguson,
GBPA Employee of the Year,
said the toy distribution drive
was implemented to help strug-
gling families during the Christ-
mas season.
"We want to ensure that the
less fortunate children have a
Merry Christmas especially dur-
ing this time when the economy

is down.
"The GBPA management
and staff would like for them
to enjoy Christmas and we hope
that our contributions will help
them do just that."
"I think persons would be
happy to know that we are
thinking of them... because
sometimes parents are not able
to buy for their klds gifts at
Christmas time," she said.
Ms Ferguson, a 36-year
employee of the human
resources department, was
recently named employee of the
She was selected from among
15 possible candidates from var-
ious departments in the civil ser-
"I am honoured to have been
awarded because it tells me I
am doing something that is
making an impression in my
department and the company,"
she said.
The Grand Bahama Port

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The successful candidate effectively monitor the daily operations
of the banquet department including providing support and
guidance to fellow banquet and stewarding persons to ensure
a successful and effective operation ending in a positive guess

Candidate should possess the following minimum requirements:


Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledgeable in computer programs, Excel, Microsoft
Word, and Delphi

* Bachelor's degree in hospitality management or business
management preferred;
* Minimum of five years hospitality experience in food
and beverage with at least two years in a Managerial

We offer exceptional pay and benefits
Resume should be forwarded on or before
Friday December 18th 2008
to ourlucayajobs@starwoodhotels.com
The Westin & Sheraton Grand Bahama Island
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P.O. Box F-42500
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Authority has also taken the
time to decorate various traffic
circles and roundabouts
throughout Freeport with holi-
day lights and festive decora-
According to a public rela-
tions spokesman, a great deal
of care and attention went into
the selection and placement of
the themed d6cor for the traffic
"The Grand Bahama Port
Authority is aware that the
.Christmas spirit for Grand
3"Bahama truly comes alive when
'the circles are lit," she said.

the island of Abaco, but even
that has its share of fires from
time to time.
"North Andros is not the best
example of a landfill site
because the same people that
built that one built the one here
in Nassau, but at a later point
we will have the proposals fully
reviewed to prevent the fire
problem at the dump sites," Mr
Deveaux added.

11:30 AM Speaker:
Senior Pastor Emeritus Rex Major
Bible Class: 9:45 a m.* Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m.* Evening Service: 7:00 p.m
Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
Sisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month) I

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Democrats and Republicans face new roles

WASHINGTON President-elect Capitol Hill to the Bush White House. They
Barack Obama campaigned on a platform created communications mechanisms through
of change. And based on election results, congressional leadership offices in the House
Americans bought his sales pitch. 2008 was and Senate to highlight their differences from
what pundits called a "change election." the Republican administration. Now the same
Some coming transformations are clear, entities that opposed the president for the
We already know the Obama administration past eight years must communicate how and
will propose new policies on taxes, spend- why they support him. They must move from
ing, environment, energy and health care, to telling Americans why the White House's
name a few. No big surprises here. policies are wrong to showing why this pres-
But Obama's election will also produce ident is right.
some more subtle, yet equally significant The skills and. tactics required for these
changes. For one, congressional roles and two different tasks are not always the same.
strategies will shift. Both Democrats and Offence and defence are as different in gov-
Republicans will inherit new positions in rela- eming as they are on the gridiron. Democrats
tion to the White House. How both parties may spend the first few months of 2009 on a
adapt to their changed circumstances will steep learning curve, trying to figure out their
define Washington politics for at least the new roles.
next two years. Congressional Republicans also face
The new president, along with Democrat- changed circumstances and an equally daunt-
ic congressional majorities in the House and ing learning curve. Despite President Bush's
Senate, creates a relatively rare government sliding popularity in his second term, the con-
institutional environment: unified party con- gressional GOP laboured with a Republican
trol of the legislative and executive branches. White House for eight years. No more.
For the past 30 years, divided government This change is a two-edged sword. Presi-
has been more the norm in Washington. In 15 dents always dominate the communications
of the 20 Congresses between 1969-2008, dif- agenda. No matter how hard Republicans
ferent parties have controlled the White tried to distance themselves from an unpop-
House and one or both chambers itn eg.s,5 ular president over the past several years,..
islative branch. When the 11th .Cc ess *- Georgo W. Bush was the face of the party.
convenes in January, it will do so und mni-" The GOP now enjoys a new freedom,'but
fied Democratic Party control, condtions it's accompanied by fresh challenges. First,
this town has not experienced in 16 years, without the White House bully pulpit, com-
since the beginning of the Clinton adminis- municating becomes more difficult. It's
tration. unclear how Republican lawmakers break
Unified party control requires congres- through the cacophony of voices to deliver
sional Deriocrats to adapt in several ways. the party's message. Americans pay less
First, they must pivot from a legislative attention when the election is over and often
majority that routinely opposed a president. to care little about what the minority party has
one that now tries to enact a president's agen- to say.
da. That means learning to follow the White Moreover, confronting the White House
House rather than developing an alternative includes its own set of challenges. Does
programme, opposing the new president and the con-
Second, congressional policy development gressional majority make Republicans look
under these conditions will be more con- petty, vindictive and obstructionist? Does
strained. In unified party government, the "going along" validate voters' view that
majority in Congress usually doesn't move installing unified Democratic control was a
too far afield from the White House. For good thing? Each approach opposition or
example, when Republicans controlled the compromise is tricky and fraught with
House during President George W. Bush's risk.
first term, House Speaker Dennis Hastert This election will produce change in some
routinely asked GOP lawmakers to reshape less than obvious ways. The first unified
legislation so the White House would not Democratic government in more than a
have to veto any bills. The president's party in decade, along with Republicans learning to
Congress needs to coordinate closely with operate without a GOP White House after
the White House. Democrats have not done eight years, means new congressional roles
that since 1993. and strategies. How quickly and effectively
Third, congressional Democrats will also each party adapts will provide another engine
have to re-adjust their communications strate- for change in the next election cycle.
gies. For the past eight years, whether in the
majority or minority in Congress, Democ- (This article was written by Gary Andres -
rats tried to offer an alternative message from Hearst Newspapers c. 2008).

Is anyone

looking out

for workers?

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I would like your indulgence
in addressing the recent firing of
workers at the Atlantis proper-
ty on Paradise Island. Not only
do I wish to address the mass
firing but the treatment of the
workers by our employer under
the possible guise of the eco-
nomic downturn, the lack of
representation on behalf of
many of the fired workers, the
apparent lack of due diligence
by the Hotel Union on behalf of
its members and the total failure
of this government to take a
proactive approach to cause
whatever was necessary to pro-
tect workers job in this coun-
First let me say that one must
recognize that there is a global
economic downturn which is
causing many businesses to
either restructure or take pru-
dent steps if they wish to con-
tinue in business. I accept that
the Atlantis property found it
necessary to reassess its ongoing
commitment in the Bahamas,
and made a decision that, for
them to achieve a position that
they thought was beneficial to
their operation going forward,
they should cut back on staff.
I also recognized that as a
major employer in the
Bahamas, the Atlantis benefited
from concessions by the
Bahamas government. If only
because of this, I expected the
government to initiate exten-
sive negotiations with the
Atlantis and the Hotel Union.
These negotiations would have
looked at the cost to Atlantis
going forward, with the view of
finding solutions which would
save cost to the Atlantis and
save jobs if only in the short
term. Let's remember in 1991
during the Gulf War, the Hotel
Union and the Atlantis negoti-
ated and concessions were
made. The agreement between
the Atlantis and the Hotel
Union provides for short work
weeks, rotations, and layoffs.
The parties are presently in con-
tract negotiations and could
have looked at further conces-
sions. Why weren't these areas
aggressively encouraged by the
Bahamas government before
allowing the termination of 800
Let us now look at what the
Atlantis property did. Accord-
ing to their spokesperson, a
decision to down size was made.
After some consultation with
the Hotel Union, those hotel
workers who were not best suit-
ed to further the Atlantis in the
way forward were selected for
termination. In the Casino
where I work, there was no con-
sultation or negotiation on
behalf of the casino workers to
be terminated. The month prior
to the firing, persons were called
in and told that because of their
sick record, should it become
necessary to layoff they would
be the first to be fired. '

Eventually the Atlantis fired
some 800 workers; most of
whom were hotel union mem-
bers. Their termination pack-
ages were negotiated by the
Hotel Union, but there were
some 40 casino workers who
were also terminated. During
their termination, some of the
casino workers were threatened
with non payment. of their ter-
mination cheque, should they
not sign the company release
form. Some of them foolishly
did and were therefore denied
the opportunity of further pur-
suing any money owed to them.
What is so interesting about this
is that in my opinion these 40
casino workers were taken
advantage of and were denied
the opportunity to have some-
one look after their interest. It is
no secret that this situation
exists at the Atlantis Casino
because both governments
FNM and PLP, have stood in
the way and have prevented
casino workers from exercising
their constitutional right to join
a union. Would it, therefore, be
safe to say that our govern-
ments do not believe in the rule
of law, but expects others to?
It must be noted that while
the Atlantis casino workers
were being taken advantage of,
nothing was heard from the
politicians or church, except one
church leader who gleefully
commented on the settlement
package of one fired worker
who was adequately compen-
sated. While some 13 Bahamian
'Games Supervisors, witlrfami-
lies and commitments, were
being fired, there'dre several
unmarried/unattached expat
supervisors being allowed to
have gainful employment in the
Bahamas. In fact the only fired
expat is married with a Bahami-
an family. This is certainly not
right, but who is looking out for
Bahamian casino workers?
What kind of country do we

have when Bahamians are
being fired and foreigners are
given more rights for employ-
ment in our own country? I
love these expats who are my
friends, but I am a Bahamian.
Based on the information
available to me, it appears that
the Hotel Union was powerless
in this whole termination exer-
cise. In my opinion persons in
the tipping categories were
shafted, and that is why some
are taking legal action. It is
interesting that one of the
spokesperson for Atlantis
claims that fired workers were
given their just due. If this is so,
I wonder why it was necessary
to require persons to sign a let-
ter of release. If no money is
owed, then there would be no
need for persons to sign a doc-
ument that may not be in their
best interest.
Again, we recognize the glob-
al economic downturn. Howev-
er, many are wondering
whether our employer used this
fact to accomplish a previously
considered retrenchment?
There is no doubt that the firing
of the 800 Atlantis workers was
a business decision based on
future projection, and not for
the present time. Atlantis paid
* fired workers approximately
five million dollars in advance,
six months to one year pay. This
being the case, makes it puz-
zling that the Bahamas govern-
ment, Atlantis and the Hotel
Union did not work out .a deal
that would have allowed work-
ers the flexibility of reduced
work weeks, rotations, layoffs
or voluntary separations. Were
these avenues explored before
final steps were taken to termi-
nate? Would it have made a
difference f6r Atlantis or the
einploye6s?' These are just
some of the question that I am
addressing my mind to.

Bahamas Association of
Casino Employees.
December, 2008.

No carnival for prudence

EDITOR, The Tribune.
WHILE returning to my
office from lunch today, I was
deeply disturbed to see trailers
of carnival rides plying along
Victoria Avenue. Having
regard to the current eco-
nomic environment, I sub-
scribe to the view that gov-
ernment should do all in its
power to ensure that thrifti-
ness abounds. We must
acknowledge that there are
many intellectually challenged
individuals amongst us, includ-
ing some recently laid off
workers, who see nothing
wrong with blowing their mea-

ger financial resources at the
carnival in December and
then showing up at the
Department of Social Services
in January seeking assistance.
I need not tell you who will
end up footing the bill for
their folly.
Please print so that similar
and dissenting views regard-
ing government intervention
or censorship in harsh times,
such as these, can be dis-

November, 2008.



AG's office brands

Cash duo 'vexatious'

JUSTICE campaigners Greg
and Tanya Cash have been
branded "vexatious litigants"
by the Attorney General's
Office a move expected to
spark yet more controversy in
their six-year fight with the Bap-
tist education authorities.
Since 2002 Mr and Mrs Cash
have made a number of allega-
tions, including claims of unfair
dismissal and breach of human
and constitutional rights. But
they claim Baptist education
officials and the courts have
conspired to obstruct them.
Mr and Mrs Cash yesterday
said: "This makes us more res-
olute than ever because this is a
fight not just for us, but also the
Bahamian people."
The couple have been sum-
moned to appear before the
Supreme Court on Thursday,
December 18, to argue against
the AG's claim that their vari-
ous court actions are vexatious.
But Mr Cash and his wife said
the fight would go on and that
the Privy Council would soon
have the chance to hear their
various disclosures about the
Bahamas legal system.
Mr Cash said: "We can't give
up because we know that God is

Tribune Staff Reporter
"I vex at those people who
seem so upset over the hanging
of Jewish decorations on Bay
Street. I don't understand how
people who claim to be religious
can become so angry over some-
thing as simple as Hanukkah
decorations. It's ridiculous!
"It doesn't matter who
believes what. I thought the spir-
it of the season meant being lov-
ing, compassionate and kind,-
not being intolerant Qf other
people's beliefs and celebra-
tions. I think as a society we
really need to move beyond
"I vex and very sad to see my
fellow Bahamians on US tele-
vision begini' for financial and
medical assistance from another
country especially when our
government is spending millions
of Bahamian business and cus-
toms duties tax payer dollars to
give basically free medical care,
free schooling and subsidized
college tuition at COB to per-
sons who are not even Bahami-
an citizens. *
"Our quality of life should not

using us to bring down the
stronghold of injustice in this
country. God is not pleased with
the way our country is being
run. What we are doing is for
the best of all."
In the Attorney General's
action against Mr and Mrs'
Cash, an order. is being sought
to ensure they cannot institute
any legal proceedings without
the court's leave.
In its writ, the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office accuses Mr and
Mrs Cash of "habitually and
persistently and without any
reasonable ground" instituting
vexatious legal proceedings.

be on how well we treat and put
these politicians, doctors, pas-
tors and non citizens on
pedestals, but rather on how
well we treat our own weakest
Bahamian citizens whose par-
ents and fore-parents have sac-
rificed and suffered here to pro-
vide and create for their own
descendants in our Bahama-
"I am vex and fed up with all
the in-fighting in the Bahamas
H.ote Catering and Allied
Workers Union. It's like every-
day or every other day you see
(union officials) squabbling over
something or another, throwing
insults left and right.
"These are grown men, put
in a position to oversee that
union members are treated fair-
ly by their employers, not to be
tearing each other down in the
media. I mean, there are more
important things going on in this
country, people wondering how
they ga' pay their bills an' ting,
and these people can't work
together? Take a page from our
black brother Barack Obama
and put your own agenda aside
to work for the people, man."
"I vex because some people
can't control their attitudes at

The couple plan to mount a
strong defence against this
At a recent Appeal Court
hearing, the president Dame
Joan Sawyer called Mrs Cash
"a disgrace to Bahamian wom-
anhood" and asked about her
education level.
She also threatened to jail her
for contempt of court after Mrs
Cash suggested that the judge
should recuse herself.
However, at the following
hearing, Dame Joan did not
appear, and the sitting judges
said the contempt matter was
not being pursued.

work. I am tired of coming in
my office bright and cheery, say-
ing 'Morning' to everyone only
to get their nasty grunts in
return. Sometimes I just want
to scream at them, 'My lawd the
day just start and you already
"And den, dey wonder why
they can't get nowhere in life,
why no one is want do things
for dem. Try waking up in the
morning with a smile on your
face. I know. you might have
problems but if you ain' home-
less, jobless and got food on ya'
table, ya betta thank Jesus and
stop complaining. Dese people
round here is yuck up my vexa-
tion and send my pressure up,
but I ga keep a smile on my face
'cause I thank da' Lord I ain'
living my life like dat."

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Send your rants to



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FOOD ITEMS UNIT Aug-08 Sep-08 % change
IRISH POTATOES 5 Ibs. 3.19 4.39 38%
MACKEREL JACK 15 oz, 1.26 1.60 27%
PINEAPPLES each 3.77 4.69 24%
OATMEAL 14oz. 2.97 3.32 12%
LETTUCE ahead 2.30 2.57 12%
PEANUT BUTTER 12 oz. 3.24 3.53 9%
RICE 5 Ibs. 4.21 4.54 8%
SAUSAGE, SALAMI 12 oz. 3.33- 3.57 7%
CONCH 1 Ib. 7.41 7.93 7%
LIMES each 0.29 0.31 7%
COOKING OILS 16 oz. 2.04 2.18 7%
STEW BEEF 1 Ib. 3.68 3.93 7%
MACARONI 16 oz. 1.71 1.82 6%
BREAD (WHITE) 9Ig 2.54 2.68 6%
FLOUR 5 Ibs. 4.36 4.58 5%
GROUND BEEF 1 lb. 3.23 3.39 5%
ONIONS 3 Ibs. 2.76 2.89 5%
SPARE RIBS 1 lb. 2.78 2.91 5%
DAISY CHEESE 1 lb. 3.96 4.14 5%
CORN (CANNED) 434 g. 1.34 1.40 4%
DRUMSTICKS 1 lb. 1.36 1.42 4%
SPAGHETTI (DRY) 16oz. 1.83 1,91 4%
TURKEY (WHOLE) 1 lb. 1.86 1.93 4%
FRESH MILK 1/2 gal. 3.47 3.60 4%
ORANGES each 0.57 0.59 4%
GRAPEFRUIT each 1.52 1.57 3%
CORNED BEEF 12oz. 1.55 1.60 3%
SLICED CHEESE 6 oz. 2.62 2.70 3%
PIGEON PEAS (CAN) 16 oz. 1.55 1.59 3%
BLACK PEPPER 2 oz. 2.08 2.13 2%
PORK CHOPS 1lb. 2.96 3.03 2%
BOXED SALT 26 oz. 0.89 0.91 2%
LAMB CHOPS 1 Ib. 4.82 4.92 2%
MINERAL WATER 1 gal. 1.47 1.50 2%
BACON 1 lb. 4.99 5.07 2%
PLANTAIN each 0.87 0.88 1%
MAYONNAISE 32oz. 3.83 3.87 1%
GRAPES (WHITE) 1 Ib. 2.93 2.96 1%
CANNED TUNA 6 oz. 1.02 1.03 1%
STEAK 1 lb. 9.80 9,88 1%
MUSTARD 8 oz. 1.27 1.28 1%
FRUIT JUICES (FROZEN) 12 02. 2.63 2.65 1%
CRAB MEAT 1 lb. 4.06 4.09 1%
MARGARINE 1 lb. 1.38 1.39 1%
CAKE MIX 18.25 oz. 3.01 3.03 1%

Worship Time: 11am & 6pm
Prayer Time: 10:15am to 10:45am
Church School During Worship Service*

Candlelight Dec. 21 @ 7pme
Christmas Vigil Dec. 24 @ 11pm
Watchnight Dec. 31 @ 11pm

Place:MTwynam HeigfhE
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
P.O.Box SS-5631
Telephone number:324-2538
Telefax number:R324-2587


Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
MMM Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135


Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart/HC

Bernard Road
11:00AM Pastor Henry Whyte/HC

Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Mrs.Minerva Knowles

East Shirley Street
11:00AM Rev. Charles New
7:00PM Rev. Charles New/HC
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neily/HC

8:00AM Connections-Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs/HC
11:00AM Rev. William R. Higgs/HC,

'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. Godfrey A. Bethel
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Rev. Godfrey A. Bethel
****:* *********S****** *** *************S******** ** **S* *
Saturday, December 6, 2008 Annual Christmas Fair,
12:00 noon 5 p, at Epworth Hall, Shirley Street.

Monday, December 8, 2008 Nassau Regional Women's
Advent Service at St. Michael's Methodist Church at
7:00 pm..

,rant's eoi s @j o i0 t Ctjrirc
(Balllou Hill Rd & Cnapel Street) P.O.Box CB-1304M
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427


7:00 am: Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Mathilda Woodside
11:00 am: Rev. Carla Culmer/ Sis. Tezel Anderson (HC)
7:00 pm: Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Nathaile Thompson

I L ini or.i.caresu p onH imfr Heca.rei.s or.us."i( tr i5:7

FOOD ITEMS UNIT Aug-08 Sep-08 % change
HAM (WHOLE) 1 Ib. 1.81 1.82 1%
ROAST BEEF 1 Ib. 4.46 4.47 0%
TURKEY (SLICE) 1 lb. 3.49 3.49 0%
TOMATO PASTE 10oz. 1.20 1.20 0%
TEA BAGS 25 packets 2.39 2.39 0%
SEASON ALL 3.25 oz. 2.16 2.16 0%
MINERAL WATER 5 gals. 4.63 4.63 0%
HAM (SLICE) 1 Ib. 3.26 3.26 0%
FROZEN) 11.5 oz. 1.26 0%
EGGS (LARGE) 1 doz. 1.86 1.86 0%
CRAWFISH 1 lb. 22.50 22.50 0%
CHICKEN (WHOLE) 1 lb. 1.98 1.98 0%
CANNED SOUP 10.5 oz. 1.23 1.23 0%
CANNED MILK 14 oz. 1.02 1.02 0%
CABBAGE 1 Ib. 0.94 0.94 0%
BUTTER 1/2 lb. 172 1.72 0%
BREAKFAST CEREAL 24 oz. 634 6.34 0%
FRESH & FROZEN FISH 1 lb 5.17 5.16 0%

TOMATOES 1 lb. 2.08 2.05 -1%
BABY JUICE 44oz. 0.69 0.68 -1%
KETCHUP 14 oz. 1.97 1.94 -2%
SURCHARGE) per month 306.91 300.31 -2%
GRITS 5 lbs. 3.25 3.18 -2%
BABY-MILK 450 g. 7.04 6.82 -3%
(FRESH & FROZEN) 1 Ib, 2.31 2.23 -3%
(GREEN) 1 lb. 3.03 2.92 -4%
BANANAS 1 Ib. 1.03 0.99 -4%
HOT DOG 12 oz. 1.57 1.48 -6%
PREMIUM) per gal 5.68 5.35 -6%
CARROTS 2 lbs. 2.83 2.66 .-6%
APPLES each 0.77 0.70 -9%
DIESEL per gal 6.12 5.29 -14%
AVOCADOS each 3.02 2.59 -14%
CELERY a stalk 2.87 2.44 -15%
GRAPES (RED) 1 Ib. 2.59 2.13 -18%

FOOD ITEMS UNIT Aug-08 Sep-08 % change
SURCHARGE) per month 186.76 224.24 20%
IRISH POTATOES 5lbs. 4.54 5.11 13%
BREAKFAST CEREAL 24oz. 5.78 6.12 6%
SAUSAGE, SALAMI 12oz. 3.04 3.19 5%
PORK CHOPS 11b. 2.93 3.06 4%
ROAST BEEF 11b. 4.62 4.79 4%
CABBAGE I1lb. 0.85 0.88 4%
PLANTAIN each 0.93 0.96 3%
DRUMSTICKS 11b. 1.25 1.29 3%
GRAPEFRUITS each 1.40 1.44 3%
BANANAS 11b. 0.97 0.99 2%
CANNED TUNA 6oz. 1.01 1.03 2%
CORNED BEEF 12oz. 1.73 1.76 2%
CANNED MILK 14oz. 1.24 1.26 2%
RICE 51lbs. 4.39 4.46 2%
GRITS .,51bs 3.37 3.42 1%
STEAK lb. 10.74 10.81 1%


Morning Worship Service ....... 8.30 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages .,, 9.45 a.m.
Adult Education ........ ........ 9.45 a.m.
Worship Service ..................... 11.00 a.m.
Spanish Service ................. 8.00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ........ 6,30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Selective Bible Teaching
Royal Rangers (Boys Club) 4-16 yrs,
Missionettes (Girls Club) 4-16 yrs.

FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Youth Ministry Meeting

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ZNS 1 TEMPLE TIME



Assembly Of God

CAKE MIX 18.25oz. 3.27 3.27 0/%
BREAD (WHITE) Ig. 2.05 2.05 0%
STEW BEEF 1lb. 3.91 3.91 0%
GROUND BEEF 1lb. 3.79 3.79 0%
LAMB CHOPS 1 lb. 3.26 3.26 0%
BACON 1 lb. 6.44 6.44 0%
HAM (WHOLE) 1lb. 1.69 1.69 0%
HAM (SLICE) 1lb. 1.99 1.99 .0%
CHICKEN (WHOLE) 1lb. 1.73 1.73 0%
TURKEY (WHOLE) 1.lb. 1.89 1.89 0%
(NOT FROZEN) 11.5oz. 1.51 1.51 _6%
FRESH & FROZEN FISH 1ib. 4.38 4.38 .0%
CRAWFISH 1lb. 19.00 19.00 0%
MACKEREL 15oz. 1.70 1.70 0%
BUTTER 1/2lb. 1.95 1.95 0%
MARGARINE 1 lb. 1.28 1.28 0%
PEANUT BUTTER 12oz. 3.33 3.33 0%
COOKING OILS 24oz. 2.79 2.79 0%
MAYONNAISE 30oz. 3.79 3.79 0%
FRESH MILK 1/2gal. 3.73 3.73 b%
EGGS (LARGE) 1Idoz. 1.98 1.98 0%
BABY MILK 450g, 6.66 6.66 0%
APPLES each 0.86 0.86 0%
ORANGES each 0.59 0.59 0%
LIMES each 0.24 0.24 0%
CARROTS 2lbs. 2.69 2.69 .0%
PIGEON PEAS (CAN) 16oz. 1.62 1.62 0%
TOMATO PASTE 10oz. 1.23 1.23 0%
BLACK PEPPER 2oz. 2.64 2.64 0%
BOXED SALT 26oz. 1.06 1.06 0%
CATSUP 14oz. 2.29 2.29 0%
BABY JUICE 4oz. 0.76 0.76 0%
FRUIT JUICES (FROZEN) 12oz. 2.94 2.94 0%;

FLOUR 51bs 4.22 4.18 -1%
CANNED SOUP 10.5oz. 1.61 1.59 -1%
CORN (CANNED) 484g. 1.57 1.55 -1%
HOT DOGS 12oz. 3.39 3.31 -2%
SPARE RIBS I lb. 2.97 2.89 -3%
PINEAPPLES each 5.82 5.66 -3%
(FRESH & FROZEN) lib. 2.13 2.04 -4%"'
CONCH 11lb. 5.50 5.25 -5%'
MACARONI (PASTA) 16oz. 2.03 1.93 -5%
GASOLINE igal. 5.63 5.34 -5%
GASOLINE 1Igal. .5.52 5.20 -6%
SWEET PEPPERS Ilb. 3.14 2.84 -10%
LETTUCE a head 2.25 2.03 -10%
GRAPES (RED) lib. 2.37 2.09 -12%
ONIONS 3lbs. 3.21 2.74 -15%
TOMATOES lb. 1.97 1.62 -18%
CELERY a stalk 2.84. 2,09 -26%

FOOD ITEMS UNIT Aug-08 Sep-08 % change
COOKING OILS 16oz. 2.01 2.28 13%
CORNED BEEF 1lb. 1.85 2.03 10%
PINEAPPLES each 5.02 5.35 7%
RICE 51bs. 4.21 4.48 6%
PLANTAIN each 0.97 1.03 6%
HAM (SLICE) 1lb. 6.25 6.60 6%
LAMB CHOPS 1 lb. 2.69 2.84 6%
PEANUT BUTTER 12oz. 3.96 4.17 5%
ROAST BEEF 1ilb. 5.09 5.34 5%
BUTTER 1/21b. 2.17 2.26 4%
GRAPES(RED) 1lb. 3.09 3.21 4%
SAUSAGE, SALAMI 12oz. 2.62 2.72 4%
HAM (WHOLE) 1lb. 2.21 2.29 4%
STEW BEEF 1 lb. 3.36 3.48. 4%
CANNED TUNA 6oz. 1.19 1.23 3%
CORN (CANNED) 484g. 1.76 1.81' 3%
DRUMS(ICKS 'Oqlb. .7 1184 '3
LIMES .. each 0.38 -,' 0.37-' 3%' ,
OATMEAL ,;itln M 18oz. 3.28 3.36 2%
PORK CHOPS 1lb. 2.98 3.04 2%
SPAGHETTI (DRY) 16oz. 2.29 2.33 2%
(FROZEN) 12oz. 3.04 3.09 2%
BOXED SALT 26oz. 1.27 1.28 1%
BLACK PEPPER 2oz. 2.60 2.62 1%
MACARONI (PASTA) 16oz. 1.84 1.85 1%
MINERAL WATER 1gal. 191 1.92 1%
BABY MILK 366g. 7.69 7.73 1%

EGGS (LARGE) 1dr'.. 2.83 2.84 0%
BREAKFAST CEREAL 24oz. 7.26 7.26 0%
GRITS 5lbs 3.47 3.47 0%
BACON 11b. 5.41 5.41 0%
TURKEY (WHOLE) 1 lb. 1.93 1.93 0%
TURKEY (SLICE) 1lb. 9.89 9.89 0%
FRESH & FROZEN FISH 1lb. 7.99 7.99 0%
CRAB MEAT 11lb. 4.09 4.09 0%
MACKEREL 15oz. 1.93 1.93 0%
CANNED MILK 14oz. 1.33 1.33 0%
MARGARINE 1lb. 1.52 1.52 0%
SLICE CHEESE 8oz. 3.44 3.44 0%
APPLES each 0.99 0.99 0%
CARROTS 2lbs. 2.65 2.65 0%
PIGEON PEAS (CAN) 15oz. 1.78 1.78 0%
TOMATO PASTE 10oz. 1.43 1.43 0%
CANNED SOUP 10.5oz. 1.65 1.65 0%
FLOUR 5 lbs 5.03 5.02 0%
TEA BAGES 20pk. 3.06 3.05 0%
FRESH & FROZEN) 1lb. 2.48 2.47 0%
MAYONNAISE 32oz. 4.59 4.57 0%

BANANAS lib. 1.45 1.44 -1%
BABY JUICE 4oz. 0.94 0.93 -1%
(NOT FROZEN) "11.5oz. 1.32 1.30 -2%
GRAPEFRUITS each 1.23 1.21 -2%
SPARE RIBS 1lb. 2.94 2.89 -2%
CHICKEN (WHOLE) 1 lb.' 2.28 2.23 -2%
CATSUP 14oz. 2.22 2.17 -2%
FRESH MILK 1/2gal, 5.21 5.09 -2%
LETTUCE a head 2.74 2.67 -3%
CABBAGE 1lb. 1.05 1.02 -3%
STEAK 1lb. 10.44 10.14 -3%
DAISY CHEESE 1lb. 5.11 4.95 -3%
CAKE MIX 18.25oz. 3.50 3.39 -3%
HOT DOGS 16oz. 2.67 2.58 -3%
MUSTARD 8oz. 1.44 1.39 -3%
GASOLINE igal. 6.03 5.81 -4%
SEASON ALL 3.25oz. 2.29 2.18 -5%
IRISH POTATOES 11b. 1.24 1.17 -6%
BREAD (WHITE) l. 3.17 2.98 -6%
SWEET PEPPERS 1lb. 2.94 2.76 -6%
AVOCADOS each 2.26 2.12 -6%
DIESEL igal. 6.37 5.96 -6%
ORANGES each 0.61 0.57 -7%
CELERY a stalk 2.70 2.38 -12%
GROUND BEEF 1b. 3.95 3.46 -12%
TOMATOES 1lIb. 2.72 2.30 -15%

ONIONS I lb. 1.37 1.06 -23%


Sunday School: 10am
Preaching 11am & 7:30pmr
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

"Preaching the Bible as is, to mn
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-05(


Pastor:H. Mills

ien as they are"
63 Box N-3622

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Scotiabank donates

computers to Long

Island High School

Managing director of Scotia-
bank Barry Malcolm led a dele-
gation to Long Island to present
the NGM Major High School
with state-of-the-art computers
and establish a much-needed
computer lab.
The lab is the second donat-
ed -by Scotiabank; earlier this
year, it donated 30 computers
alcng with software to the CC
Sveeting High School.
Both of these donations were
pirt of the Bright Future pro-
gramme, which is designed by
tie bank to give back to com-
nunities in a way that touches
the lives of young people.
Mr Malcolm was accompa-
nied to Long Island by Perma-
nent Secretary in the Ministry
of Education, Elma Garraway;
vice president of retail bank-
irg, Wayde Christie; and
senior manager of products
aid marketing Dwight Bur-
Addressing the students of
,he school at a special ceremony
marking the occasion, Mr Mal-
:olm said: "Long Island has a
,long and distinguished history
of producing stellar educators-
and achieving great things in
"Long Island has so wonder-


EXECUTIVES of Scotiabank and officials from the Ministry of Education
presented 12 computers to the NGM Major High School's computer lab.

fully demonstrated over the
years just how powerful an
island community is in terms of
providing quality education in
our Bahamas. I commend the
people of this island communi-
ty for their efforts."
On behalf of the minister of
education and the government,
Mrs Garraway expressed grati-
tude for the gift.
"This event marks and pro-
vides the tangible evidence of
support Scotiabank continues
to demonstrate in assisting the
government and the people of
the Bahamas, ensuring that we

have access to the highest tech-
nological level of education in
our country," she said.
Long Island's district super-
intendent of education, Basil
McHardy, termed the donation
of 12 computers a "good cor-
porate act of contributing to
community building".
"Scotiabank's donation of the
computer lab is a clear state-
ment of its support for educa-
tion and training of the youth of
South Long Island. More specif-
ically it demonstrates the bank's
support of information tech-
nology," McHardy said.

Health Fair to promote

'Self Ownership' of health

THE Bahamas Primary
Health Care Traning Centre is
taking a major step forward in its
effort to ensure tat residents of
Fox Hill and surrounding com-
munities take o0vnership of their
The centre has announced
that it will be hosting its first
community health fair on Satur-
day, December13 on the front
lawn of the.Fox Hill Clinic.
Dr Canoce Cargill, director
of the centre, said the fair is part
of the centre's mandate to
improve health in the commu-
nity by'getting residents to
understand the importance of
taking responsibility for their
own well-being through healthi-
er lifestyle choices.
Healthier choices, she said,
lead ;o healthier lives and less
The event is part of a larger
Department of Public Health
.awareness and education cam-
paign, which aims to promote
healthy living throughout the
The campaign focuses partic-
ularly on chronic non-commu-
nicable diseases such as diabetes,
hypertension, strokes and cer-
tain cardiac conditions which
have become major issues in
many communities.
"We are really trying to reach
out to the entire community so,
that we can help build healthy
lifestyles and healthier commu-
nities by getting people to take
ownership of their health," Dr
Cargill said.
"A lot of persons tend to rely
solely upon the physician and/or
the nurse to ensure that they live
healthy lifestyles and really and
truly, the physician should be at
the end of the spectrum.
"We want to help people
understand that maintaining
quality health, and managing
their health, is really about what
they can do on a daily basis -
hence the types of lifestyles they
employ and/or enjoy are very

important to maintaining good
Dr Cargill said the fair will
offer tests for particular diseases
- glaucoma, cholesterol, hyper-
tension and diabetes, among oth-
ers but will also focus on a
more holistic approach to health.
She explained that good health is
.not just the absence of disease,
but also "mental, physical, social
and spiritual" well-being.
Banking and financial services
professionals will make presen-
tations on budgeting, which, Dr
Cargill said, "is very relevant
considering the impact the fall-
out from the declining world
economies can have, and are
having, on small-island states
such as the Bahamas."
"We have also have profes-
sionals from the psychological
realm who will speak about
managing stress during tough
economic times, while we have
also scheduled a presentation on
gardening which we feel will
serve two purposes by first,
encouraging more persons to
grow fruits and vegetables in
their backyards which can
reduce their costs while encour-
aging them to eat more healthy,
while also reducing stress.
"One of the benefits of gar-
dening is stress reduction and so
we want to encourage more per-
sons to take up gardening as a
hobby. We will also have a
masseuse, therapist and fitness
instructor who will make pre-
sentations on the importance of
exercise and good relaxation
techniques because those things
also help to reduce stress lev-
els," Dr Cargill said.
Organisers of the event have
arranged two competitions for
schools in the area as a further
promotion of healthy living. Stu-
dents will engage in a healthy
cooking competition and prizes.
will be awarded for first, second
and third-place finishers.
"For the younger children in
junior high and primary school

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is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
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citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
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days from the 6TH day of DECEMBER 2008
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school students to produce a
drawing of a basket of fruit and
prizes for first, second and third
place finishers will be awarded,
while the junior high students
will be asked to come up with
their own depiction of our
theme," Dr Cargill said.


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North Andros, and Abaco.
However, higher prices were
recorded for the same product
in New Providence, Cat Island,
and Exuma.
"Most islands registered sig-
nificant decreases in the price
of limes," the report said. "Cat
Island's average price decreased
40 per cent followed by
Eleuthera with 20 per cent.
"New Providence and Exu-
ma also reported decreases.
North Andros and Grand
Bahama reported increases
while South Andros' prices
remained constant for the peri-
od. With the exception of New
Providence, which reported a
five per cent increase in the
average price of tomatoes per
pound, all islands reported
decreases ranging from 21 per
cent in Abaco to four per cent
in South Andros.
"The average price of
oranges decreased moderately
for most islands. The decreases
ranged from five per cent' in
South Andros and Exuma to
three per cent in Grand
Bahama. The islands of Cat
Island, Abaco and North
Andros reported increases for
oranges. New Providence
reported a 22 per cent decline in
the average price of a five
pound bag of oranges."
The report also revealed that
there were other items in which
duty was eliminated but "very
little or no reflection on price
reduction to the consumer" was
"Exuma was the only island
which registered a price
decrease for oatmeal. All other

month "and happens to be an
important rite of being Jewish."
She said those who felt the
menorahs had been put up
because they "looked nice" had
delivered a slap in the face for
"How condescending! I real-
ly thought that people here had
advanced with the times. I hope
that these attitudes don't rep-
resent the general public.
"I would hate to think that
most people here feel the same
or feel as if sharing the spot-
light with another religion is
somehow ruining the meaning
of Christmas."

FROM page one

four per cent of the employees'
basic wage at the end of the
year and pay that amount to the
employees as vacation pay," he
According to documents pro-
vided by Mr McKinney, Bock
Cay offered to pay employees
time and a half for working on
Saturday and double time for
But according labour laws,
said Mr McKinney, the employ-
ees are entitled to double time
for Saturdays and Sundays.
Two employees who were
fired, this year also claimed that
the company promised to pay
for their travel expenses to and
from Bock Cay as. they were not
allowed to remain on the island
when they were not working.
However, they say, the com-
pany never absorbed the
expense, which somet me
totalled $2,100 a year for travel
to New Providence.
Mr McKinney said the matter
had been brought to his atten-
tion after employees came to
him seeking representation for
wrongful termination.
He immediately contacted
management at Bock Cay on
behalf of the workers, asking
that the company correct their
miscalculation of the overtime

"After receiving no reply... I
filed a dispute at the depart-
ment of labour in Nassau on
behalf of all workers, present
and former of Bock Cay on
June 10, 2008," said el -
inney. -. s a, s*'
He said he then requested an
audience with Labour Director
Harcourt Brown, who he claims
declined to meet with him.
"I now understand why the
Director of Labour declined to
meet with me," he said. Mr
McKinney claimed that the rea-
son was, according to docu-
ments from Bock Cay, which
he now had in his possession,
the director had allowed the
company's management to "pay
the employees overtime pay,
vacation pay, holiday pay and
termination pay." Mr McKin-
ney contended that the pay-
ments were incorrect.
General Manager of Bock
Cay Hubert Rolle said workers
were compensated fairly and
the company followed the
labour policies of the Bahamas
in calculating pay.
"At Bock Cay it is important
and imperative for Bock Cay to
follow and abide by the laws

anti-Christian. i
The menorahs were
described as "inappropriate"
for a Christian festival because
Jews did not believe Christ was
the Son of God.
Last night, the local Greek
Orthodox Church joined the
debate, declaring that an indi-
Vidual member of their church
who sparked the protest was
not representative of thl church
as a whole.
A church member said: "We
are all horrified. As Chistians,
never would we have doxe this,
especially to slight another reli-
gious group."

islands recorded price increases
ranging from 19 per cent in
Grand Bahama to one per cent
in South Andros.
"Abaco, South Andros and
Cat Island experienced a slight
decrease in the cost of pasta,
however, the price of this item
increased by 18 per cent in New
Providence and in Grand
"All islands registered price
increases for breakfast cereal.
Items for which duty was
reduced included sweet pep-
pers, some types of frozen veg-
etables, canned corn, pigeon
peas and carrots. The change in
the prices of these items vary
from island to island.
"Eleuthera and Grand
Bahama both reported decreas-
es in the average price of pigeon
peas (16 oz can). Price increas-
es ranged from 14 per cent in
Exuma to three per cent in New
Providence. The islands of
Eleuthera and Grand Bahama
showed a significant decrease
in the price of sweet peppers
(per pound) 55 per cent and
23 per cent, respectively. All
other islands reported price
All islands throughout the
country recorded increases in
the price of canned corn. Lower
prices for two pound bags of
carrots were seen on three
islands Eleuthera, Cat Island
and North Andros. New Provi-.
dence, along with Abaco and
South Andros reported.
increased prices and Grand
Bahama's prices remained con-
stant. For a full detailed table of
the price reductions or increas-
es, visit the Department of Sta-
tistic's website -

FROM page one

be Jewish, and am very proud
of that fact by the way, and have
been living here in Nassau for
the past 20 years.
"I know there have been
issues with the Star of David
decorations that have been dis-
played in the past, but this is
She lashed out at a local busi-
nessman and Anglican deacon
Neil Nairn for objecting to the
And she said most other Jews
would object to what she
termed an "outright bigoted
"Is having the menorah up
for all to see so disgraceful?"
she asked, "Why not let every-
one believe in their own reli-
gion and have them co-exist
side by side?"
Ms Lightbourn pointed out
that the Jewish festival of
Chanukah (also spelt Han-
nukah) is being celebrated this

FROM page one

by the magistrate yesterday.
He was also remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison until
the completion of his trial.
His case was adjourned to
March 31, 2009. Both men
are represented by lawyer
Dion Smith.

tled to is a collective agreement
which would lay out how the
employers would deal with
them in slow economic times in
terms of lay offs.
"To date they have refused
to negotiate that agreement.
This is the first industrial agree-
ment the union hopes to nego-
tiate. Even though the union
has been declared the bargain-
ing agent for Harborside
employees, the company has
not recognized it as (such)," Mr
Ferguson said.
Because there is no agree-
ment, if there is a dispute it has
to go to the labour board
instead of the bargaining agents
being able to sit down to nego-

tiate differences. If an agree-
ment were in place, Mr Lergu-
son said, BHMA would b6 able
to go to the employer filrt to
work out issues.
Attempts to secure comnnents
from Harborside's management
and Attorney General Miclael
Barnett were unsuccessful up
to press time.
Last month, about 140 per-
sons were fired from Harbor-
side's sales, marketing and
administrative areas, days after
the Atlantis Resort & Casino
- the country's largest private
employer and joint venture
partner& with Harborside's own-
er, Starwood Vacation Owner-
ship -l aid off 800 employees.

and rules of the Bahamas and
this we have (one in advisement
with the labour department in
Exuma and any further ques-
tions can be phced towards the
labour board,"said Mr Rolle.
according tc Kenneth
ClIrke, a former time keeper
at Bock Cay, the company
reversed its position and paid a
portion of the overtime that was
disputed after inquries into the
incorrect pay begar.
He said, according to the
Labour Act, employees are
entitled to double tine after 40
hours of work.
He and Mr McKinney con-
tend that the company violat-
ed this policy.
"The end result is that work-
ers who are everyday people
are told that if you follow the
law and be a good citizen that
you can progress in life and do
well. These people are now
faced with a situation where
they work seven days a week
and particularly four weeks at a
time without a break and then
find out" that they are not get-
ting what they are entitled to.
"That's very upsetting," said
Mr Clarke.



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'back pay' allegations

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Shirley Street

Invites applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the following position for the
2008 2009 School Year.


Applicants must:

A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of Faith
of Temple Christian School
B. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or higher
from a recognized College or University in the
area of specialization.
C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diplomra.
D. Have at least two years teaching experience in
the relevant subject area with excellent
communication skills.
E. Have the ability to prepare
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F. Be willing to participate in the high school's
extra curricular programmes.

Application must be picked up at the High School
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curriculum vitac, recent colored photograph and
three references to:

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The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas
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Union seeks 'intervention'

over Harborside dispute

The blue and silver menorahs
were displayed under Christ-
mas wreaths as part of Nassau's
'Festival of Light' decorations.
Protests were made to The
Tribune because they were said
to symbolise a religion that was

FROM page one

union membership.
When contacted yesterday,
Mr Ferguson said because of
the recent firings at Harborside,
employees were anxious to have
an agreement that outlined the
resort's policies when it came
to lay offs. He alleged that it
was a "criminal offence" for
Harborside not to meet with
BHMA for negotiations.
"Quite a bit of them got fired
the other day and that put some
fear in them and they' are
without a union. The BHMA is
the bargaining agent for these
workers and what they are enti-

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several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers.1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to

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1 A ride round Rhode Island
to get rid of a headache,
maybe (7)
4 Time to finish is what
poets may need (5)
7 Night angler gets bite (4)
8 Dead cute in a way, and
well read (8)

10 Dramatic trials (10)
12 It's natural to find a hotel
having a tea break (6)
13 Make something known
about calf meat (6)
15 Realise what shares may
,do (10)
18 A pure one in a common
market perhaps (8)
19 One who leads on a
sheriff? (4)
20 He gives a direction in the
entrance (5)
21 Trainee goes round Grand
National course (7)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solutic


Down .
1 Bert perhaps and Jack in
church (5)
2 Liking for a swan song (8)
3 Dim sun, when out, will
hardly encourage it! (6)
4 Official title of great
merit (10)
5 Payment before mountain

ascent (4)
6 Eccentric, old and bald
possibly (7)
9 Appears wet perhaps, but
may be salvaged (5,5)
11 Animals cannot be put:
inside this vessel (8)
12 Campaigning against an
area for play? (7)
14 A drama involves the
fleet (6)
16 Profiteer without gain, that
is strange (5)
17 What happened during a
transport strike in
Algeria? (4)

Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Tour de force, 9 Laggard,
10 Forgo, 11 Zone, 12 Fraction, 14
Allure, 16 Hard up, 18 Romantic, 19
Aria, 22 Image, 23 Profile, 24
Journey's end.
Down: 2 Organ, 3 Real, 4 Endure, 5
Official, 6 Carried, 7 Blaze a trail, 8
Going places, 13 Grandeur, 15
Lumbago, 17 Simple, 20 Reign, 21

Matthew Sadler v Alexandre
Boog, Bi Switzerland,1993.
Sadler was England number
three and still only in his mid-
twenties when, a decade ago, he
abandoned chess in favour of a
solid business career in computer
technology, His absence dealt
a heavy blow to the national
team, who had been regular
contenders for medals in world
and Europear championships.
The young grandmaster has
proved irreplaceable and indeed
his career switch set a trend for
other talents to drop out early. So
for the past decade the England
squad has regularly struggled on
the lower boards and even fallen
out of the world top ten nations.

1 2 3 4 5 6

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12 13
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18 19

20 21

1 Steadfastly loyal (7)
4 Staff of office (5)
7 Mischievous (4)
8 Harmless (8)
10 Assume false
appearance (10)
12 Mass departure (6)
13 Strongly built (6)
15 Whatever it takes
18 Painstakingly
careful (8)
19 Determined
intention (4)
20 Utter confusion (5)
21 Deeply saddening
event (7)

1 Colony of bees (5)
2 Habituate (8)
3 Eager for food (6)
4 Thoroughbred
horses (10)
5 In addition (4)
6 In particular (7)
9 Noisy and
disorderly (10)
11 Original (8)
12 Springy (7)
14 Discourteous
disregard (6)
16 Moodily silent (5)
17 Spanish painter (4)


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has only level material, so his
opponent hoped for a draw. How
did White win quickly?


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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 atleast one nine-letter word..
No plurals. .
Good 22: very good 33; excellent 44
(or more). Solution tomorrow.
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grin groin ignore ignore inert
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note orient region reign rein
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Contract Bridge

by Steve.Becker.

It Pays to Go With the Odds

South dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
4J 7 5
*Q108 4J953
V2 VQ76
*954 *10832
*AKQ 1063 484
The bidding:
South West North East
1 24 3 V Pass
Opening lead king of clubs.
When declarer holds nine cards
in a suit and is missing Q-x-x-x, the
normal play is to cash the A-K to try
to drop the queen. It is important to
realize, though, that percentagewise
the edge in favor of playing this way
- as opposed to a second-round
finesse is very slight. For this rea-
son, any clues acquired from the bid-
ding or play may justify taking a
finesse instead.
Consider this deal where West
started with three top clubs, declarer
ruffing the third round as East dis-
carded a diamond. Since South had

to lose a spade trick eventually, the
fate of the contract hinged on avoid-.
ing a trump loser.
Declarer was fully familiar with
the standard play with this combina-
tion, but was equally aware that the
percentages could easily be altered
by information gained anywhere
along the line. In the present case, he
had learned from the first three tricks
that West had started with six clubs
and East only two.
This in turn meant that West held
seven other cards that were
unknown, while East held 11. Taking
this a step further, South reasoned
that if the defenders hold 18 cards
that arc unknown, the player with 11
of them is much more likely to have
a specific missing card, than the
player who has only seven.
Accordingly, declarer led a heart
to the ace at trick four and returned a
heart toward his hand. After East fol-
lowed low, South finessed the jack
and so brought home the contract.
It is true that the play of the jack
could easily have lost to the queen.
There was certainly no guarantee
that the finesse would succeed. But it
was the right thing to do because,
under the circumstances, it was the
percentage play.
When all you have is favorable
odds to rely on, you should do as
they dictate, and you will win many
more times than you lose.

Tomorrow: Stayman stumbles.
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Ministry of Works & Transport

Road Traffic Department


The Road Traffic Department hereby give
notice of its intention to introduce to its
Public Bus Route Inventory six (6)
modified bus routes and nine (9) new bus

Further, the Controller in accordance with
Section 85 Sub Section -1 of Chapter 220
of the Road Traffic Act, wishes to invite
franchise holders interested in operating
the modified and new routes to submit an
application through the Franchise Unit of
the Road Traffic Department ~ Thompson
Blvd., before 5:00 pm on December 12,


1. Route 2a (Together with 2C,
provides a new east-west route to
Blair Estate and Dunmore Avenue

George St., Duke St., Marlborough St.,
West Bay St., Chippingham Rd., Dunmore
Ave., Boyd Rd., Nassau St., Poinciana
Ave., Wulff Rd., East St., Gibbs Cr., Sixth
Terr., Madeira St., Mackey St., Pyfrom
Rd., Kemp Rd., Wulff Rd., Village Rd., St
Andrews Dr., Commonwealth St., Newgate
Rd., Eastern Rd., Shirley St., Princess St.,
Duke St., Cumberland St., Navy Lion Rd.,
Bay St. (Downtown), George St.

2. Route 4 (New East-west route via
Wulff Road, provides service to
previously un-serviced McKinney
Ave, and Marlin Dr. areas)

Fox Hill Round-a-bout, Bernard Rd., Wulff
Rd., Poinciana Dr., Thompson Blvd.,
Bethel Ave., McKinney Ave., JFK Dr.,
Prospect Rd., Sandford Dr., Marlin Dr.,
Sea View Dr., West Bay St., Marlborough
St., Navy Lion Rd., Bay St. (Downtown)
, Elizabeth Ave. Elizabeth Ave., Shirley
St., East St., Princess St., Duke St.,
Cumberland St., Marlborough St., West
Bay St., Sea View Dr., Marlin Dr., Sandford
Dr., Prospect Rd., JFK Dr., McKinney
Ave., Bethel Ave., Thompson Blvd.,
Poinciana Dr., Wulff Rd., Bernard Rd.,
Fox Hill Round-a-bout.

3. Route 12 (Feeder Route to provide
service to Blake Road, new housing
at Windsor Field, Mt Pleasant
Village, Southwest Road and north-
south link at the western end of New
Providence. Interchanges to high
frequency services to Downtown at
Sandy Port (Route 10B) and Bacardi
Road (Route 16)

Sandy Port, West Bay St., Blake Rd., JFK
Dr., Windsor Field Rd., (Lyford Cay
Entrance),Western Rd., Mount Pleasant
Village, Southwest Rd., Adelaide Village
Rd., Adelaide Rd., Coral Height Ave.,
Coral Harbour Rd., Carmichael Rd.,
Bacardi Rd., (Return) Bacardi Rd.,
Carmichael Rd., Coral Harbour Rd., Coral
Height Ave., Adelaide Rd., Adelaide
Village, Adelaide Rd., South West Rd.,
Mount Pleasant Village, Western Rd.,
(Lyford Cay Entrance), Windsor Field Rd.,
JFK Dr., Blake Rd., West Bay St., Sandy

4. Route 20 (New route to provide
service to new housing estate)

Spine Rd. of Lyhden Pindling Estates,
Pigeon Plum St., Windsor Place Rd.,
Abundant Life Rd., East-West Highway.,
Marathon Rd., Marathon Mall, Robinson
Rd., Minnie St., Wulff Rd., Collins Ave.,
Shirley St., Princess St., Duke St.,
Cumberland St., Navy Lion Rd., Bay St.
(Downtown) (Return) Bay St.
(Downtown), Christie St., Shirley St.,
Collins Ave., Wulff Rd., Minnie St.,
Robinson Rd., Marathon Mall, Marathon
Rd., East-West Highway, Abundant Life
Rd., Windsor Place Rd., Pigeon Plum St.,
Spine Road of Lynden Pindling Estates

5. Route 22 (Provides service to New
Subdivision and New School)

Bay St. (Downtown), Elizabeth Ave., Sands
Rd., East Hill St., Market St., Wulff Rd.,
Poinciana Dr., Thompson Blvd., Bethel
Ave., McKinney Ave., Christie Ave.,
Tonique William-Darling Hwy. (Harold
Road), Summerwinds Plaza, Sir Milo
Butler Hwy., Carmichael Rd., Faith Ave.
South (to include the new High School)
Marshall Rd., Baillou Hill Rd., Cowpen
Rd., Faith Ave., Carmichael Rd., Sir Milo
Butler Hwy., Tonique William-Darling
Hwy. (Harold Road), Summerwinds Plaza,
Christie Ave., McKinney Ave., Bethel Ave.,
Thompson Blvd., Poinciana Dr., Baillou
Hill Rd., Cumberland St., Navy Lion Road,
Bay'St. (Downtown), Elizabeth Ave.

6. Route 22A (Provides anti-clockwise
;service from new high school on Faith Ave
South along un-serviced areas of Cowpen

South West High School, Faith Ave.,
Cowpen Rd., Baillou Hill Rd., Cumberland
St., Navy Lion Rd., Bay St. (Downtown),
Elizabeth Ave., Sands Rd., East Hill St.,
Market St., Robinson Rd., Baillou Hill
Rd., South Beach Rd., Marshall Rd.,
Southwest new high school Faith Ave.


1. Route 2C (Together with 2A to
provide a new east-west route to
Blair Estates and Dunmore Avenue

George St., Cumberland St., Navy Lion
Rd., Bay St. (Downtown),-East Bay St.,
Eastern Rd., Newgate Rd., Commonwealth
St., St. Andrews Dr., Village Rd., Wulff
Rd., Kemp Rd., Pyfrom Rd., Mackey St.,
Madeira St., Sixth Ter., Gibbs Corner.,
East St., Wulff Rd., Poinciana Ave., Nassau
St., Boyd Rd., Dunmore Ave.,
Chippingham Rd., West Bay St.,
Marlborough St., Navy Lion Rd., Bay St.
(Downtown), George St.

Route 5C (As an initial route,
clockwise via Kemp Rd.)

Bay St. (Downtown), East Bay St., Village
Rd., Wulff Rd., Marathon Rd., Marathon
Mall., Robinson Rd., Prince Charles Dr.,
Soldier Rd., Taylor St., Alexandria Blvd.,
Breadfruit St., Sapodilla Blvd., Willow
Tree Ave., Gilbert St., Kennedy Sub Rd.,
Malcolm Rd., Baillou Hill Rd.,
Cumberland St., Navy Lion Rd., Bay St.

3. Route 10D (To provide service near
Paradise Island Bridge and to other
tourist attractions near Downtown)

West Bay St., (Radisson Hotel),
Marlborough St., Bay St., (Downtown),
East Bay St., Village Rd., Shirley St.,
Princess St., Duke St., Cumberland St.,
Marlborough St., West Bay St., (Radisson

4. Route 13 (Feeder route to provide
service to Tropical Gardens Rd.
Interchange to high frequency
services to Downtown available at
Sandy Port)

Sandyport, West Bay St., Fernander Rd.,
Curtis Rd., Douglass Rd., Tropical
Gardens., Windsor Field Rd., JFK Dr.,
Blake Rd., West Bay St., Sandy Port

5. Route 21B (To provide anti-
clockwise service to New School
via Baillou Hill Rd. and East St.)

South West High School, Marshall Rd.,
South Beach Rd., summer Haven, East St.,
Sands Rd., Shirley St. Princess St., Market
St., Robinson Rd., Baillou Hill Rd., South
Beach Rd., Marshall Rd., South West High

6. Route 21C (To provide clockwise
service to New Subdivision and
New School)

Bay St. (Downtown), East Bay St.,
Elizabeth Ave., Sands Rd., East St.,
Summer Haven, South Beach Rd.,
Marshall Rd., (South Western High School,
Faith Ave., St. Vincent Rd., Baillou Hill
Rd., Cumberland St., Navy Lion Rd., Bay
St., (Downtown)

7. Route 21D (To provide direct
service to South Beach along East

East Hill St., East St., Zion Blvd., Jordan
Prince William School, South Beach Rd.,
East St., East Hill St.,

8. Route 24 (Flamingo Gardens, to
provide service to St. Vincent Road
and link from Carmichael to

Flamingo Gardens Primary School,
(Montgomery Ave), Carmichael Rd., Faith
Ave., St. Vincent Rd., Blue Hill Rd., St.
Vincent Rd., Faith Ave., Carmichael Rd.,
Montgomery Ave., Flamingo Gardens
Primary School

9. Route 25 (Provides service near to
Paradise Island (Western) Bridge
and links East Street and Soldier
Road with Golden Gates Shopping

Golden Gates Shopping Centre, Baillou
Hill Rd., Soldier Rd., East St., Wulff Rd.,
Village Rd., Shirley St., Church St.
(Paradise Island Western Bridge). Mackey
St., Wulff Rd., East St., Soldier Rd., Baillou
hill Rd., Golden Gates Shopping Centre

All applications submitted will be heard
by the New Providence Road Traffic


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Parker lifts Spurs past frazzle(

AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets start-
ed celebrating too soon, not that they ever had a
chance in this one as the San Antonio Spurs raced
to a 108-91 win at the Pepsi Center.
The Nuggets had won 12 of 15 since acquiring
Chauncey Billups from Detroit in the Allen Iver-
son trade, including a 132-93 shellacking of Toron-
to that still had them aglow 48 hours later.
The Spurs were still exasperated over their
double-digit loss to Detroit on Tuesday night,
and a double-digit defeat at the hands of Denver
last month when they were short-handed.
San Antonio jumped out to a 20-point half-
time lead and never looked back, getting 22 points
from Tony Parker and 21 from Manu Ginobili,
two players who were sidelined when the Nuggets
beat the Spurs 91-81 last month in San Antonio.
Tim Duncan also chipped in 21 points for the
Spurs, who snapped a two-game skid.
"I said at halftime to the team, 'I don't know
who you are right now. You're not the same team
that I've seen play for 20 games,'" Nuggets coach
George Karl said. "We never got the personality
that we've kind of been riding."
In the only other NBA game Thursday night,
the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 112-
Billups, the former University of Colorado star,
had enjoyed a wonderful homecoming up to this
point, helping the franchise get off to its best
start since the 1976-77 team won 13 of its first 19.
"You shouldn't celebrate in a season," Karl

OAKLAND'S Darren McFadden breaks away from San Diego's Stephen
Cooper on a pass reception in the fourth quarter Thursday night...

LT, Rivers lead Chargers

to 34-7 win over Raiders

said. "But our start, the changes that we've made,
where we've put ourselves, it's probably hard not
to feel celebratory about. And again, the game of
basketball is an intense, physical competition, a
mental competition and when you're playing a
championship competitor and we make the mis-
takes that we made plus I honestly think they
(were eager for payback) maybe we got too
happy.in that game," Karl said.
"And I've always been a fan of Duncan, Gino-
bili, Parker and Pop (coach Gregg Popovich).
They have a grit to them and that's why they
win. And those four guys showed up tonight big
Denver's dismal showing came just 48 hours
after a 39-point blowout of Toronto, an embar-
rassment that served as the last straw in Sam
. Mitchell's tenure as Raptors coach. Karl lament-
ed the firing long and hard before Thursday's
After routing the Raptors, Billups declared it
was just one of those games where everything
worked: "Throughout the season you usually get
two or three of those games," he said. "Unfortu-
nately, you usually get two or three on the other
side, those games wh-re nothing really works."
This game was cer i inly one of those.
".I might have talk( it up on us, I don't know,".
Billups said Thursday. "That was an ugly game.
Games like that you have to wash them off in
.the shower and just forget about them as soon as
possible. They picked us apart. They just out-
played us all over the place."
One game after doling out 37 assists, the
Nuggets handed out just 19. And they missed 40

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TONY PARKER works the ball inside against Nuggets
guard Chauncey Billups in the fourth quarter Thursday

percent of their free throws while San Antonio
was going 17-of-18 from the stripe.
In the first half, Billups scored just 3 points on
1-of-7 shooting and doled a single assist. Billups

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scored nine points in the fourth qirli '
with 12.
"I thought Tony did as good a job as :ivl \...
can do on Chauncey," Popovich said. "I e's ju i
tough a cover. Bruce (Bowen) did his iusui goos d
job. When we play good defense like Iltt ...'.
make some shots we're a pretty good tcmn. i.
And one that's starting to gel health'. *.
I think as a team we played so' .
basketball," Duncan said. "We ,.
consistent defensively. In tIhe s... .
were a lot more aggressive getlinim Im; i,:
There was a stretch there where we \\ j ,
people too much, but other than thai, cowni
tently throughout the game we play vic '.I
moved the ball well and Manu and moi -
some points."

Mavericks 112, Suns 97 |
At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki matched his . .
high with 39 points and new starter J.J. l airca
provided a spark with 18 points to help the NMla-',;
ericks to their eighth win in nine gainic's.
Nowitzki had 37 points through lhircc (ii al
and Jason Terry continued his rcontl' 1 Ill fl!
bench with 19 points for Dallas.
Steve Nash and Shaquille ()'Neal ', ii n,.-I :c'
the lineup for Phoenix after imissic .,in:', Ih1 I.
vious games, Nash because ol Il IIl \ i i '.
and O'Neal because of sore knmee1s :i1i d ;, h' b .'
ry Poiter's plan to avoid using hiin i :
back games.
Nash had 20 points and 10 assisis \ ;ln .
ing the fourth quarter. Amare Stomr ii ,, .
Phoenix with 28 points.


AP Sports Writer

LaDainian Tomlinson can still
run the ball and his San Diego
Chargers finally looked like
It might not matter, though,
because the Chargers still need
a miracle to get to the playoffs.
Tomlinson scored on a 3-yard
run against his favorite punch-
ing bag and Philip Rivers threw
three touchdown passes, includ-
ing a 59-yarder to Vincent Jack-
son, to give the Chargers a 34-7
victory against the Oakland
Raiders on Thursday night.
The Chargers beat their
archrivals for the 11th straight
time in a series dating to the
birth of the AFL in 1960.
The Chargers (5-8) snapped a
three-game losing streak and
won for just the second time in
seven games. Once considered
favorites to reach the Super
Bowl, they're still in deep trou-
ble, trailing Denver by 2 1/2
games in the AFC West. The
Broncos have four to play.
"It was desperately needed
but it was one win for us," Tom-
linson said. "We don't want to
make it more than what it is."
On Sunday, Tomlinson was
held to 24 yards, the second-
lowest total of his brilliant eight-
year career, in a listless 22-16
home loss to Atlanta.
"After the showing last week,
I think we wanted to prove to
everyone that that wasn't us,"
said Tomlinson, who's,having
the worst season of his career.
"It's good that it was a short
week. We got to show people
who we are as a group."
San Diego's Darren Sproles
caught two TD passes. His 87-
yard touchdown on a punt
return in the fourth quarter was
called back after rookie
Antoine Cason was called for
an illegal block in the back.
Oakland quarterback JaMar-
cus Russell was intercepted
twice by linebacker Stephen
Cooper and also lost a fumble,
leading to 17 points for the
Chargers. Russell sprained his
right ankle after his second
pickoff and didn't return. X--
rays were negative, and Russell
left the locker room on crutch-
Andrew Walter replaced
Russell at the start of the third
quarter. Walter was intercepted
by Matt Wilhelm late in the
fourth quarter.
The Raiders (3-10) reached
double digit losses for the sixth
straight year. They are 22-71
since being routed by Tampa
Bay and former Raiders coach
Jon Giruden in the Super Bowl
in San I)iego on Jan. 26, 2003.

"It's clear that we're not
close," cornerback Nnamdi
Asomugha said. "We don't play
good football, we don't play
sound football. We've been
undisciplined. You just wonder
how many people care and how
many people are upset."
Tomlinson's TD midway
through the first quarter was
his 137th, moving him into sole
possession of fifth place on the
career list. He had been tied
with Marshall Faulk, who was
at the game working for the
NFL Network.
. L.T. had 91 yards on 25 car-
ries. He has 1,906 career rush-
ing yards and 22 total touch-
downs, 19 on the ground, in 16
games against the Raiders.
They are his most yards and
touchdowns against any oppo-
"I think there are always cer-
tain teams that you enjoy play-
ing and you seem to match up
well against and seem to have a
great game against," Tomlin-
son said. "I can't explain it."
Three plays into Oakland's
first possession, Russell fum-
bled as he was being sacked by
outside linebacker Shaun
Phillips, and inside linebacker
Jyles Tucker recovered at the
12-yard line. Tomlinson carried
three straight times, scoring
untouched off left tackle for a
10-0 lead.
Rivers threw an 8-yard TD
pass to Sproles early in the sec-
ond quarter, capping a 15-play,
96-yard drive that took 8 min-
utes, 29 seconds. Tomlinson and
Sproles carried five times each
and Rivers had three carries on
the drive.
San Diego got the ball back
on Cooper's first pickoff. Jack-
son got behind two defenders
and hauled in Rivers' scoring
pass down the right sideline to
make it 24-0.
* Russell was hit by Phillips
while passing late in the second
quarter and the ball went
straight to Cooper, who later-
alled to Antonio Cromartie for
a 14-yard gain. Russell was hurt
on that play.
San Diego's Nate Kaeding
kicked field goals of 20 ad 39
After Kaeding's second field
goal, Oakland's Justin Miller
returned the kickoff 92 yards
for a touchdown.
Rivers was 10-of-22 for 214
yards. Jackson had five catches
for a career-high 148 yards.
"I'm sick of losing, especially
like that," Raiders tight end
Zach Miller said. "We never
really got going on offense and
when we did, penalties and
interceptions and fumbles killed
us. As an offense we were inept

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0 J Simpson sentenced to

as much as 33 years

Associated Press Writer
ken 0 J Simpson was sentenced
Friday to as much as 33 years in
prison for a hotel armed rob-
bery after a judge rejected his
apology and said, "It was much
more than stupidity."
The 61-year-old football Hall
of Famer stood shackled and
stone-faced as Judge Jackie
Glass rattled off the punish-
ment. Moments before, Simp-
son made a rambling, five-
minute plea for leniency, simul-
taneously apologising for the
holdup as a foolish mistake and
trying to.justify his actions.
He choked back tears as he
told her: "I didn't want to steal
anything from anyone. ... I'm
sorry, sorry."
Simpson said he was simply
trying to retrieve sports memo-
rabilia and other mementos,
including his first wife's wed-
ding ring, from two dealers
when he stormed a Las Vegas
hotel room on. September 13,
But the judge emphasized
that it was a violent confronta-
tion in which at least one gun
was drawn, and she said some-
one could have been shot. She
said the evidence was over-
whelming, with the planning,

the confrontation itself and the
aftermath all recorded on audio
or videotape.
Glass, a no-nonsense judge
known for her tough sentences,
imposed such a complex series
of consecutive and concurrent
sentences that even many attor-
neys watching the case were
confused as to how much time
Simpson got.
Simpson could serve up to 33
years but could be eligible for
parole after nine years, accord-
ing to Elana Roberto, the
judge's clerk.
The judge said several times
that her sentence in the Las
Vegas case had nothing to do
with Simpson's 1995 acquittal
in the slaying of his ex-wife
Nicole Brown Simpson and her
friend Ronald Goldman.
"I'm not here to try and cause
any retribution or any payback
for anything else," Glass said.
Simpson was immediately led
away to prison after the judge
refused to permit him to go free
on bail while he appeals.
Simpson's co-defendant and
former golfing buddy, Clarence
"C.J. Stewart, also was sen-
tenced to at least 15 years..
Outside court, Goldman's
father, Fred Goldman, and sis-
ter, Kim, said they were delight-
ed with the sentence.
"We are thrilled, and it's a

bittersweet moment," Fred
Goldman said. "It was satisfying
seeing him in shackles like he
The Goldmans took a mea-
sure of credit for Simpson's fate,
saying their relentless pursuit
of .his assets to satisfy a $33.5
million wrongful-death judg-
ment "pushed him over the
edge" and led him to commit
the robbery to recover some of
his sports memorabilia.
Simpson and Stewart were
both brought to the courtroom
in dark blue jail uniforms, their
hands, shackled to their waists
with chains. Simpson, who
looked weary and had not been
expected to speak, delivered a
somber statement to the judge.
As he spoke in a hoarse
voice, the courtroom was
hushed. His two sisters, Shirley
Baker and Carmelita Durio, sat
in the front row of the court-
room, along with his adult
Both men were convicted
Oct. 3 of 12 criminal charges,
including kidnapping and armed
"As stupid and as ill-con-
ceived as it was, it wasn't some-
thing that was from this evil
mind they teach us about,"
Simpson attorney Yale
Galanter said before sentenc-

"Not bright, not smart, not
well thought out, but certainly
not from an evil mind,"
Galanter said.
Most of the 63 seats in the
courtroom were taken by
media, lawyers and family mem-
bers of the defendants. Fifteen
members of the public were also
After sentencing was over,
the Goldmans left the court-
room and Kim threw her arms
around her father and wept.
Simpson's sisters declined to
comment, but Shirley Baker
said on her way out: "It's not
Jurors who heard 13 days of
testimony said after the verdict
.that they were convinced of
Simpson's .guilt because of
audio recordings that were
secretly made of the Sept. 13,
2007, robbery at the Palace Sta-
tion casino hotel.
The confrontation involved
sports memorabilia brokers
Alfred Beardsley and Bruce
Fromong. It was recorded by
collectibles dealer Thomas Ric-
cio, who was acting as middle-
"Don't let nobody out of this
room!" Simpson commands on
the recordings, and instructs
other men to scoop up items he
insists had been stolen from

On Tuesday, Glass is sched-
uled to sentence four former
co-defendants who took plea
deals and testified against Simp-
son and Stewart.
Michael,McClinton, Charles
Cashmore, Walter Alexander

and Charles Ehrlich could
receive probation or prison
time. McClinton could get up
to 11 years; the others face less.
AP Special Correspondent
Linda Deutsch contributed to
this report.

FROM page 15
goals and objectives."
Tribune: Our better student-
athletes prefer to go abroad to
study rather than stay at home.
How do you intend to encour-
age them to make COB a pri-
Rolle: "I think the financial
aid is critical to what we do. The
reality of it is money counts.
When student-athletes and par-
ents sit down and discuss where
they will go, one of the top
three decisions research shows
is athletic scholarships.
"When I decided where I was
going to go as a student-athlete,
I looked at who was going to

provide the most financial aid.
There's no denying that at all.
"The Minister (of Youth,
Sports and Culture, Desmond
Bannister), in his wisdom,
recognized that and said how
can we build the university and
they decided to put their money
behind us.
"So thht now provides us with
the opportunity to go out there
and recruit and not only recruit,
but to say hey we can sustain
you throughout your stay at the
college. We can now recruit
some of these students.
"Secondly, we have to pro-
vide competition for our stu-
dent-athletes. In my research in
graduate school, I found out

that the most. important thing
for Bahamians is competition,
testing their skills. So we have
to find a way to allow them to
test their skills with teams that
are comparable.
"That's why the travel that
our team does is so very critical.
Our student-athletes want to
compare themselves with their
peers abroad.
"And thirdly, facilities obvi-
ously have to play a role in it.
We have a ways to go in that.
But I'm very pleased that the
minister has committed to the
construction of the national
facilities that will enable us to
play some of our games.
"I'm also pleased to know

that the athletics facilities is on
the agenda for the capital of the
College of the Bahamas. We
were off for a while, but we
made it back. So everybody can
see the new facilities that are
going up here in New Provi-
dence and in Grand Bahama
and an athletic facility is one of
Tribune: You have a well
established staff on board now.
How do they fare in the overall
scheme of things in the way for-
Rolle: "I think the support
staff brings a tremendous
amount of experience.
-Bradley (Cooper) has the
bulk of his responsibility dealing
with the Wellness and Fithess
Center and we will be looking
at how we can collaborate with
government and their agencies
to address some of these crises

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that we are faced with like 'the and conditionally.
report we got this week that 70 "We have a small staff, but
per cent of the Bahamian public as we move forward, we have
is obese, to put in place all of the other-
"We will be trying to find a things that are missing. We need
way to deal with this issue and to have a SID and someone
so we will be collaborating with who is in charge of rules and
the government agencies regulations. So we know that
because we have a role to play going forward, the department
in nation building. has to grow. But with what we
"As for Sean (Bastian), he have, we know we can accom-
will work more closely with me plish a lot."
and with the intramural pro- Tribune: The Caribs' athletic
gramme. We want to make teams are traveling and partici-
intramural more vibrant. We pating in the NAIA, but they
want more of our students to are getting a valuable lesson try-
participate in intramural. We ing to compete on par with their
i arif0 ut students itohj ,,peers. What do you think needs
go o ec ausc-t-iuib 1- -..to be done to get them at a
Icte. are a select gro.t higher level?
SAnd %e ha\e Keith Co\ Rolle:"We are in year three
who is fairly new to the institu- of the travel experience, but we
tion, but he will also work with were using it to get our feet wet
the Wellness and Fitness Center and to determine which direc-
and the teams in their strength tion the programme will be
going in.
"At the beginning of this
IC E semester, we have determined
that our student-athletes be full
t DOYLE SOUFFRANT of time students. Previously we
AHAMAS,isapplyingtothe allowed part-time students to
onality and Citizenship, for play. But we realise that our
a citizen of The Bahamas, students have to be full time
knows any reason why with 12 or more credits.
lould not be granted, should "We've taken our fair share
statement of the facts within of punishment as some people
29TH day of NOVEMBER would say in the sporting world,
)nsible for Nationality and but that comes with the growing
147, Nassau, Bahamas. pain. So I'm not at all discour-
aged by the score at the end of
the day when we get beat by 40
or 50 or 60 or 70 points.
"If you ask most of those
teams what it was like when
they started out, they will tell
you the same thing. So we have
to build on that and more and
more as we play games, we will
S .' get there. We have to invest in
S- our coaches and their develop-
.ecture: ment and we have to ensure
ecember 11mth 2008, 7 that our student-athletes have
lace at casuari ias .i \ time off to practice and play
ble Beach, Nasau games.
.-, -, vr "So those issues have to be
...,'*. addressed if we are going to
solidify and build the pro-
gramme. So I'm not at all dis-
couraged by the scores. I know
as Bahamians we will like to
win. But anybody who knows
anything about building a pro-
gramme know that you will take
your share of licks early. So I'm
not-discouraged at all."
Tribune: Let's look at the way
forward. Where would you like
to see the athletic programme
Rolle: "People who work
with athletics know that it takes
a great deal of funding and
we're working with an institu-
tion that won't be in a position
right now to get to the top
where we can make money like
the Division One schools do.
.ede hfiWe have to be reAl about
So k thist hin. I wantuseto beaasol-
id NAIA or Division II or III
programme, whichever we
determine that we will be. I
believe some of those discus-
sions still have to be discussed
m p.wblto determine which direction
we will take.
I can not say that in 2-3
years we will be a full fledge
NAIA institution or we are
going to NCAA Division ll or
1il. These are some discussions
that have to be had with the
stockholders. We just want to
ensure that whatever affiliation
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SATU R DAY, DECEMBER N0, 2008 (it)

Minister opens Special

SOlympics tournament
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Senior Sports Reporter
Three countries and
six teams will
make up the
package for the
Bahamas Special
Olympics Caribbean Basket-
ball Tournament which jumped
off yesterday at Loyola Hall.
Officially opened by Minis-
ter of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture Desmond Bannister, the
tournament will come to a close
today following action begin-
ning at 9 am.
Back in the Bahamas for the
second time in three years is
Barbados, the runners-up in
2006 and the Cayman Islands,
who are making their maiden
voyage on the international

Up close and personal with K Rolle

Senior Sports Reporter

ON December 1, the College
of the Bahamas ushered in a
new era with the appointment
of Kimberley Rolle as the new
athletic director.
She replaced Greg Harshaw,
who was instrumental in getting
the college's athletic pro-
gramme established within the
National Association of Inter-
collegiate Athletics.
"It's very exciting because
you don't often get to do what
you love ahd get paid for it,"
Rolle quipped. "So I'm very
excited about the opportunity.
"I do understand that it's one
that will come with its chal-
lenges because whenever you
are in a young and growing pro-
gramme, there are a lot of
bumps and bruises that come
along with it. But the exciting
part is that you have your hand
print on something that can
have a great impact on a lot of
Rolle, a former long-time
women's national team player,
excelled for the Sharks at SC
McPherson. She graduated in
1991 before she went to Hen-
derson State University where

she graduated in 1995 with her
Bachelor of Arts degree in
Earlier this year she returned
after a sting at Miami Universi-
ty of Ohio where she completed
her masters in sports studies.
Last October, Rolle was
inducted into the Henderson
University Reddies Hall of
Fame for the tremendous
impact she made on their wom-
en's basketball team.
A former news reporter at
The Tribune, Rolle is married to
former basketball standout Bac-
cus Rolle and is the proud
mother of one son.
On Thursday, Tribune Sports
sat down with Rolle for an in-
depth interview during which

she revealed her plans for the
Tribune: What role do you
intend to play and how do you
intend to execute it?
Rolle: "I think first of all, the
position of athletic director in
the contents of the College of
the Bahamas has a three-strand
approach. One would be health
and wellness, two intramural
and three would be intercolle-
giate athletics.
"I know often times we have
a tendency to focus a great deal
on the intercollegiate aspects of
it, but in the capacity that I sit as
the director of athletics, I'm
really responsible for those
three stands.
"So the challenge for me
therefore is to ensure that the
focus of all three strands
receives adequate attention and
support. Obviously the inter-
collegiate athletics is one that
kind of generates more excite-
ment, particularly among young
"We do have membership
with the NAIA and one of the
things that I intend to do early
in the new year is to see where
we will go with that and what is
our next step if were to go ful-
ly with that or we change direc-
tion and go forward to the
NCAA Division II or III level.
"Whoever we become affili-
ated with, we want to make sure
that they are in line with the
goals and visions of the college
from an academic prospective.
"And being a sticker for aca-
demics, 1 want our students
when they come here to leave
with an academic degree. Gone
are the days where students
come here for a year or two and
they use this as a springboard.
We want them.to leave as a
four-year letterman and with a
Tribune: You're stepping into
the programme as a female as
well, how has that-been going?
Rolle: "I don't really look at
my gender as one to deter any-
thing that I want to do. Obvi-
ously, the research is there to
support it that this is a male ori-
ented profession. There is no
question about that.
"There are only a hand full
of female athletic directors at
the Division One level. Most of
the female directors you would
find at the Division II or III or
NAIA level.
"But the research also shows
that more and more women are
getting the opportunities
because the position calls for a
great deal of diversification and
you have to be able to commu-
nicate with donors and alumni,
so you have to have a diverse
skill set and I think with that in
mind, knowing the business of
athletics, has really helped.
"I've been pleased by how
I've been received by Sean
(Bastian), Bradley (Cooper)
and the rest of the staff and I
don't think we're going to allow
gender to be an issue with our

They are being joined by
defending champions Grand
Bahama; Abaco, also making
its debut in the tournament,
and New Providence, to be rep-
resented by two teams.
Bahamas Special Olympics'
director Basil Christie said they
had anticipated at least some
20 teams coming in to compete,
but because of the internation-
al economic crisis, the numbers
have decreased tremendously.
"We are very pleased with
this tournament. This is the
biggest this tournament has
ever been," Christie noted.
"We wanted to invite the teams
here because the only competi-
tion our athletes get is every
four years at the World Games.
"So we have decided to pro-
mote the sport of basketball in
the region because most of the
countries only play cricket. But
they love basketball and so we
have decided to promote this
opportunity for them."
Despite the fact that the
majority of the teams opted not
to travel here anymore to com-
pete, Christie sajd they intend
to make it an annual one and
they intend to continue to invite
their Caribbean counterparts.
Coaches from both Barba-
dos and the Cayman Islands
have indicated that they intend
to make the best of their trip
here and their aim is to win the
Ian Small, who is in town
with an eight-member team,.

said after finishing up as the
runners-up to Grand Bahama
in Grand Bahama two years
ago, they are going after the
whole hog this year. *
"We want to win this thing,"
he stressed. "We're not as good
as I would like for us to be
because of our financial situa-
tion, but I'm confident that we
are good enough to win."
Small said the team will be
defensively minded, but they
have a good crop of big players
who should be able to hold
their own offensively.
Fareed Hosein, coach of the
Cayman Islands, said the sky is
the limit for them as they try
to gain some.inteinational
"For the Cayman Islands,
this is our first Special Olympics
team that we have formed for
basketball and this is our first
overseas trip and actually our
first game," Hosein lamented.
"Our expectations is not to
necessarily come away with the
gold medal, but that we will
learn how to play on the inter-
national scene, so we can take it
further when we get back to
the Cayman Islands."
If there's any consolation for
the Cayman Islands, Hosein
said to expect to see them run
the floor very effectively
because "we are very quick."
"We are very inexperienced
and so we're not sure how to
play in an environment. We
don't know- what to cpect
... .. -s I : fn, '

The expectations are defi-
nitely soaring high for the
Bahamas to keep the title here,
considering that they have four
teams entered in the field.
DeMario Minus, one of the
coaches of the New Providence
teams, said they have all been
working very hard and if the
players follow instructions, they,
should be very competitive.
"Our players have developed
a bond with each other. They
are like a family. So if anything,
you can expect them to pro-
duce a lot of energy," Minus
As for their opponents,
Minus said Barbados has a lot
of height, which could pose
some problems for the
Bahamas. He feels that Grand
Bahama matches up best
against them.
In opening the tournament,
Bannister welcomed all of the
players to the Bahamas and he
encouraged them to enjoy
themselves. But he indicated
that it's his hope that the
Bahamas would be able to keep
the title here.
Bannister also commended
Christie, his executives and the
many volunteers who help to
make Special Olympics the
vibrant sporting body that it is
in the country today.
During the ceremony, the
Stapledon Dance Troop put on
a splendid display as they per-
formed to the tune: "You Rise
Me Up..

SEE page 14


by Fpanklyn G Ferguson, JP





PICTURED (1-r) are: attorney and member of the Nassau Chapter of the Links, Senator Allyson Gibson; cancer
survivor, Stephanie Siegel; president of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, Terrance Fountain; Olympic gold
medalist and honourary co-chair of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas/Susan G Komen for the Cure Stride for
Life, Eldece Clarke-Lewis; Member of the Nassau Chapter of the Links, cancer survivor Dr Agreta Eneas-Carey.

(ABOVE) Members of the Links with the minister of health. Pictured (I-
r) are: (top row) Link Yolanda Cash Jackson (of the Greater Miami Chap-
ter); Link Janice McCants Miller; Link Lynda Gibson; Link Michelle Major;
Link Jacqueline Reckley; Link Cristel Cole (of the Greater Miami Chapter);
Link Christel Sands Feaste; Link Deborah Fraser.
Bottom row: Link Allyson Gibson; Link Agreta Eneas Carey; honourary
co-chair of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas/Susan G Komen Stride for
Life and wife of-baseball sensation Hank Aaron, Link Billie Aaron; Minis-
ter of Health, Dr Hubert Minnis; Link Edith Powell; Link Toni Lewis (of the
Las Vegas Chapter); Link Marilyn Rahming; Link Diane Bowe Pindling; Link
Sharlyn Wilson Smith.



PICTURED (1-r) are: past director of the AIDS Foundation of the Bahamas and member of the Nassau Chapter of the Links, attorney Sharlyn Smith;
infectious disease specialist, Dr Perry Gomez; director of the Pan-American Health Organisation, Dr Merle Lewis; director of the Public Health
Authority, Dr Baldwin Carey.

PICTURED (1-r) are: attorney and member of the Nassau Chapter of the Links, Christel
Sands Feaste; insurance executive and member of the Nassau Chapter of the Links,
Lynda Gibson; bank executive and member of the Nassau Chapter of the Links, Diane
Bowe Pindling; Dr Tracey Halkitas.

The Nassau Chapter of the Links, Inc partnered
with United States Ambassador Ned L Siegel and Min-
ister of Health Dr Hubert Minnis to host a welcome
reception for participants of the Cancer Society of the
Bahamas/Susan G Komen for the Cure Stride for Life
Those visiting the Bahamas to support the fight
against breast cancer in our country were welcomed by
friendly faces, the sounds of junkanoo courtesy of the
Prime Time Dancers junkanoo group and a live band,
Corporate sponsors for the event included the Min-
istry of Tourism, Burns House Limited and Baha Mar

PICTURED (1-r) are: Louis Harold Joseph, ambassador of the Republic of Haiti to the Bahamas; Xiuling Xie; Dingxian Hu ambas-
sador of the People's Republic of China in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

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