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* By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
SANDALS Royal Bahamian
Resort and Spa Cable Beach laid ; '
off 150 employees yesterday in '
an exercise many workers said
they did not see coming.
Laid-off staff poured out of the
resort's employee entrance hold-
ing white envelopes containing
their final pay cheques.
Some were crying, some hurl-
ing profanities and others made a AT THE Sandals press :ntnl
beeline for the liquor store just .esterda-, are ilrom left)
across me street. Don Cook, Sandals consult
Uniformed policemen, plain- Michael James Sandals ge
clothes officers and other law manager and Steven Hecto
enforcement personnel were sta-. Sandals group international
tioned throughout the resort as public relations manager.
a precautionary measure, while
now unemployed workers gath- '. isr and a (,Ild medal n
ered in a parking lot across the chefl ihi rc',ri.t v.a a S
street frcm the property. mpl .:,' .e-r 12 ,.car r
Staff were told they were to Shle .'iid mianagcnCnt i
assemble for a 10am meeting -',mpajhetic io sta.df dun
where they found out that they niceting and [hat the g'
were to be laid-off. SEE page six
Lynette'Taylor, a chef super- page SIX
Atlantis and Harborside staff plal
take legal action against employ
* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A GROUP of former Atlantis and Haj borsidc v. irk.rs F
take legal action against their emplc\crs lor allicgLd discrup.in
their severance packages unless mana:gemeni .tagrc t, an i
According to attorneys Fayne Thompson and Craig Butler, a
of about 25 former workers from both resorts is expected to file
in the Supreme Court next week over what they term inaccura
culations in their severance pay.
SEE page six
Darold Miller suing 17
persons for list of damage
personality Darold .
Miller has issued a
lawsuit through his
'Pro' Pinder, suing
some 17 persons or
entities for a list of
loss of income, false
imprisonment, stress, ,
and conspiracy to
frame him on charges of pos-
session of dangerous drugs.
GEMS 105.9 FM's co-own-
ers, Deborah Bartlett and
Cyprianna McWeeney, are
along with their com-
nications Limited in
Also named was
(partner of Graham
Thompson and Co),
Dr Wayne Thomp-
son, the Commis-
sioner of Police, the Attorney
General's Office, two officers
from the Detective Unit, four
SEE page six
' By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
A SIX months pregnant
woman walked out of the San-
dals Royal Bahamian Resort
and Spa yesterday in tears.
Takera Thompson, 26, was
one of 150 employees of San-
dals who had just lost their jobs.
Wiping a stream of tears from
her face, Ms Thompson said:
"Now I have to explain to my
three children that I am not
She is the mother of three
boys with another child on the
way. Losing her jobI has put her
in a position of uncertainty.
According. to her, at this stage
has to arrange
in her pregnancy she would no
be able to find another job, bu
still she has many financial
"I have two children who go
to private school and that's $60(
a month," she said.
"I have to pay their daddy
don't take care of them and
have a son who is in grade four
I have a car, I have a loan to
pay who's gonna pay that for
She said though she lives with
her mother, she is reluctant ti
ask her for help because she is
not a child anymore.
"My mother could help me
SEE page six
party's final unsuc-
cessful election court
Prime Minister Perry
Christie has admitted
that the PLP is now in
the period where "it
has to arrange a suc-
cession in terms of
For those interested
in politics, Mr Christie
said there are
nities" for them if they --
joined the PLP as the party is
actively looking "for new candi-
dates to come in".
"For me as leader, my legacy
must include ensuring orderly
succession. So it's a long time now
until the next election, but also
it's a short time and so work must
commence immediately and so
you will find as we begin the new
year, that there will be new levels
of energy on all our parts to
ensure that we remain in the fore-
front of politics in the Bahamas
and as a very viable alternative
that we are faced
With regard to the
loss of Pleasant
lenge for the Marco
City seat, Mr Christie
said he was "disap-
pointed" but still
emboldened by the
fact that the result still
demonstrated that the
country was "very
"And so the results
""' show that Marco City
was won by 27 votes...and if you
look at the four or five seats that
the government won with less
than 60 votes then you can see
how evenly divided the country is
and how, with the slightest swing,
and that swing is already in
process now, that governments
can change in the Bahamas.
"And so really, the cost aside,
because the costs are obviously
formidable that have been award-
ed, it is a demonstration of how
evenly divided the country is and
quite frankly that we have to work
to the Free National Movement. at ensuring that our parliamentary
"In the meantime, however," democracy minimises the oppor-
g he said, "we must all work togeth- tunities for people to take advan-
4 er to ensure that our country tage of the system by voting in
- overcomes the present challenges areas that they should not vote."
3 Claim that union officers,
hotel employers 'breached'
By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
SOME members of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers
Union (BHCAWU) condemned union officers and hotel employers for
allegedly' "breaching" their industrial agreement.
"The Unity Team", led by former union president Thomas Bastian,
claimed that more than 1,000 workers were terminated and not laid off.
He claimed the terminations violated the union's industrial agree-
ment, which allows for "natural justice", and a "right to proper notice to
terminate the contract of. mpl', ii, ntl".
According to Mr Bastian, under the industrial act the union should
demand from employers a listing of all names and classifications, meet and
discuss with the executive board, and put to membership the board's con-
clusiop before discussions can take place between employers and the
union to find the best solution.
Mr Bastian added that this process prevents employers from termi-
nating workers instead of laying them off.
"When an employee is laid off by definition and practice those employ-
ees who are laid off contracts of employment will continue to exist and
SEE page six
More than 15,000 students
't involved in local gangs'
* By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
MORE than 15,000 school stu-
dents are estimated to be
involved in local gangs with some
members as young as eight years
old,' according to an an-ti-gang
Founder and president of the
Youth Against Violence organi-
sation Carlos Reid told The Tri-
hbun' yesterday that he estimates
there arc 54 "angs active in the
Bahamas and that many students
in senior, junior and priinary
sclnols are involved.
Mr Reid claimed the reported
stabbing on Monday at the C C
Sweeting campus was only a
glimpse of a much larger epi-
He said there are as many as
four major gangs at the school
which include both b1,o,, and girls.
Although many groups collide
on the school's campus, the area
of Ponciana Avenue, which is
used by many students, has
become known as "The (iG/a
"There is the Zoc Pound,
Nike, Gun Dogs, and the Pond
Boys. A lot of these young boys
SEE page six
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Florida groups offer to rescue wayward dolphins
m HIGHLANDS, N.J.
FOUR experienced marine mammal groups from
Florida are offering to help rescue a group of way-
ward dolphins whose continued presence in two Jer-
sey shore rivers is leading to worries about their sur-
vival over the winter, according to Associated Press.
The Marine Mammal Conservancy, a research
and rescue group based in Key Largo, Fla., and three
other similar agencies from the Sunshine State want
to come to New Jersey and remove the remaining
dolphins from the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers.
Nine bottlenose dolphins were counted earlier
this week. Federal wildlife authorities have no plans
to intervene unless the animals appear to be in immi-
nent danger. They did not immediately respond to a
call asking whether they might let the rescue groups
Officers complete US
Embassy Anti Terrorism
* By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter,
POLICE inspectors and
sergeants celebrated the com-
pletion of an Anti Terrorism
Assistance programme run by
the United States Embassy at
the British Colonial Hilton.
The 19'Royal Bahamas
Police Force officers, including
three women, took part in an
intensive two-week training
course at the Nassau hotel
taught by three retired agents
from the ATF (Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms), FBI
(Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion) and DEA (Drug
and sponsored by the United
There have been a total of
six ATA courses held in the
Bahamas this year at a total
cost of around $500,000 for
training and equipment. But
the final course of 2008, com-
pleted yesterday, instructed
police officers to train others.
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US Embassy regional secu-
rity officer Albert De Jong
said: "The Bahamian police
force and Bahamas govern-
ment recognize that terrorism
is a global threat and we have
to be prepared for it.
"One of the things we are
hoping to do through courses
like this, is to build the capac-
ity for the Bahamian police
force to be able to design and
implement training to inter-
national standards so they can
train people here and in other
countries. And they can tai-
lor their training to their own
The US government have
provided ATA training cours-
es in 70 to 80 thousand places
around the world, cultivating
an international language to
communicate methods and
means to fight international
Mr De Jong said: "It teach-
es how we think about it and
gives you some different ideas
about how you can think
about it, look at how you train
your people right now, and
how you might adapt your
training methods to meet new
Acting Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police Hulan Han-
na said the Bahamas needs to
toughen up its image as a soft
target by keeping up with
international terror fighting
The Bahamas' unique chal-
lenges consist of protecting
ocean borders and having suf-
ficient security at internation-
al airports welcoming tourists
from all over the world, Mr
He added: "Through our
international policing links we
are able to exchange informa-
tion and receive information
when things or people are
likely to be high risk."
Local terrorism, however, is
not a major threat, Mr Hanna
He said: "Terrorism is an
ideology, and people here are
open to ideologies as much as
others are. But we have a
credible information network
here and a very oral society.
"Generally Bahamians are
not good at keeping secrets so
some way or another it gets
"We also try to encourage
'Bahamians to have a love for
country and think in terms of
national security and national
safety 'to get on the right
Two in hospital after
separate knife attacks
TWO persons are in hospital, one fighting for his life, after two
separate knife attacks.
A 21-year-old man of Turnquest Alley is in critical condition in
hospital after being stabbed in his stomach in the early hours of yes-
The victim was at his home at 1.40am when he heard sounds out-
side the house. He observed two men attempting to steal a motor-
The men confronted the Turnquest Alley resident and a relative
of his, which resulted in the 21-year-old man receiving a stab
wound to the stomach.
Another man, who police want to question in connection with the
attempted robbery, was stabbed in the shoulder and is currently
being detained under police watch. Another suspect is still at large
and is being actively sought.
Just a few hours before this incident, shortly after 10pm, a 16-
year-old boy was with a male friend when a group of young men ran
in their direction.
The juvenile was stabbed in the left side of his chest by a mem-
ber of the group. He was taken to hospital where his condition is
listed as stable.
No arrests have been made in connection with this incident.
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on weapons ando Pleasant Bridgewater 'could be over $ 1m
ammunitions charge I __ r1 .i-.1: dit.4 1,,1n Ir
A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was
yesterday ordered to spend six
months in the Simpson Penn
Centre for boys after he was con-
victed on a weapons and ammu-
The juvenile, a resident of Ida
Street, was arraigned before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel along with
Samantha Morley, 35, Deon
Rolle., 33, and a 16-year-old boy
on Tuesday, charged with pos-
session of an unlicensed black
and brown Ruger Magnum .357
revolver as well as possession of
eight rounds of .357 ammunition.
The juvenile pleaded guilty to
the charges at his arraignment.
Yesterday, the teenager returned
to Court 8 and Magistrate Bethel
ordered that he serve six months
in the Simpson Penn Centre for
boys. The other defendants were
each granted bail in the sum of
$10,000. The case was adjourned
to January 12, 2009.
A MAN and a 14-year-old
boy will remain on remand at Her
Majesty's Prison while prosecu-
tors inquire after the, status of a
man they are accused of attempt-
ing to kill.
Jeffrey Holbert, 22, of Blue
Hills Estates, and a 14-year-old
boy of Blue Hills are charged in
the attempted murder of Terry
Fernander on Sunday, Decem-
On Tuesday the two accused
pleaded not guilty to the charge
before Magistrate Carolita Bethel
in Court 8, Bank Lane.
The accused returned to court
yesterday for a bail hearing, but
were further remanded after the
prosecutor, Inspector Ercell
Dorsette, informed the court that
the prosecution needs to deter-
mine the complainant's status.
According to police, the vic-
tim was taken to hospital after
being stabbed twice in the back.
The victim's lungs reportedly col-
lapsed due to the injuries.
TWO men were granted bail
in a Magistrate's Court yesterday
on a marijuana possession charge.
Jonell Pierre, 24, and Kennuth
Cummings, 19, are charged with
possession of 24 grammes of mar-
ijuana with the intent to supply. It
is alleged that the men were
found in possession of the drugs
on Wednesday, December 3.
Both men were arraigned on the
charge before Magistrate Caroli-
ta Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane,
on December 5. They both plead-
ed not guilty, to the charge and
were each granted bail yesterday
in the sum of $7,500.
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
SENATOR Pleasant Bridge-
water may end up over a mil-
lion dollars out of pocket fol-
lowing her unsuccessful chal-
lenge of Zhivargo Lain'g's vic-
tory in the Marco City con-
stituency, The Tribune has
The court has so far ordered
Ms Bridgewater, who initiated
the challenge to Mr Laing's
electoral victory, to pay4the as,
yet undetermined costs in the
case, which concluded on Thurs-
Attorney for Mr Laing, Fred
Smith of the law firm Callen-
dars and Co, told 77The Tribune
yesterday that Ms Bridgewater
will not automatically have to
pay what is likely to be a "very
substantial" bill, as it is subject
to review and appeal if she
The total cost for the chal-
lenge will be inflated by the
numerous delays in the adjudi-
cation process, and will include
the payment of investigators,
airfares and hotel stays for wit-
nesses flown to Nassau from
Mr Smith said: "There's a
process of review thatgoes on
and that can be quite a long
laborious process. It's like a
mini trial in itself. We prepare
the bill, the court reviews it and
has a hearing and determines
what costs are or are not rea-
sonable and gives a certificate
and shte (Ms Bridgewater) has
the right to have (the certifi-
cate) reviewed by a judge in the
Supreme Court, and if she's still
not happy with the result either
party can still take that amount
to the Court of Appeal."
He said the figure will be "no
mean sum" because the case
Call for regional solidarity
strategy for the Caribbean
REGIONAL solidarity is tho only possible strat-
egy for the Caribbean in these unstable times, a
representative of a Cuban international friendship
Yamil Martinez Marrero, of the Cuban Institute
of Friendship with the People (ICAP), will be in
the Bahamas until December 18.
ICAP is a non-governmental organisation which
promotes solidarity with Cuba around the world,
and Mr Martinez is hoping to meet as many Bahami-
ans as possible who are interested in his country's
revolution and want to learn more about it.
"My intention is to look for ways to strengthen the
interaction between our two people,." he told The
Mr Martinez explained that ICAP has more than
2,000 friendship grouLps in 142 countries, including
the United States. He pointed out that this number
is not far short of the membership of the United
Nations, "so that means a great deal of solidarity
He said ICAP was created in 1960, just a year
after the revolution, because of the growing interest
in the new social structure developing in Cuba.
"There were a lot of people who wanted to know
what was happening in Cuba, the reality of the
emerging revolution," he said.
The organisation works through local groups to
emphasise awareness of a number of issues, among
them the consequences of the US embargo against
Asked why regional solidarity is important at this
time, Mr Martinez said: "There is a world econom-
ic crisis, and the poor countries are the ones who are
going to suffer the most. In order to lessen the effect,
we have to be integrated, to share and to find com-
mon solutions to these problems. We are pretty
sure that we can do that, we must do that."
He noted that poor countries did not create the
situation they find themselves in. which was imposed
upon them by the bad decisions of others.
Today at 3pm, Mr Martinez will he hosting a
screening of the film KAMGAMBA at the Michael
Eldon Building at the College of Bahamas.
He described the film as a war story about the
Cuban.soldiers who fought to help liberate several
It centres on the 1983 battle of Cangamba, a town
in central Angola.
Mr Martinez noted that the film, which was
released earlier this year, is a 100 per cent Cuban
"Its a very good film and we want Bahamians to
see it, to increase their knowledge about what Cuba
did in Africa," he said.
The film is open to everyone.
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itself has gone on for over a year
and there has been ten months
of trial work.
Attorneys initially sought to
have the case moved from Nas-
sau to Freeport in order to
reduce the expense involved,
but this request was denied by
presiding Justices Anita Allen
and Jon Isaacs at the end of
-Ms Bridgewater challenged
the Grand Bahama constituency
election victory by Mr Laing,
who has served as Minister of
State for Finance since the May
Some 73 votes cast in the con-
stituency were ultimately con-
tested by Ms Bridgewater and
22 by Mr Lailg.
After reviewing the evidence
regarding each of the contested
votes, the judges said that 57 of
the total 95 votes would be scru-
tinised on Thursday morning.
With these 57 votes thrown
out, it emerged that Mr Laing -
who originally won the seat by
47 votes remained the victor
by a margin of 27 votes.
Speaking with another local
daily on Thursday, Ms Bridge-
water said she did not regret
challenging the result, as it
revealed weaknesses and inade-
quacies in the Bahamian elec-
toral system, which she
described as antiquated.
The case was the last of the
election court challenges, with
the first that by Senator
Allyson Maynard Gibson of
Byran Woodside's win in the
Pinewood constituency also
ending with the incumbent FNM
MP keeping his seat.
The PLP had also indicated
an intention to contest the out-
come in the Blue Hills con-
stituency, where Sidney Collie
won for the FNM.
However, former MP Leslie
Miller said he had no interest
in challenging the outcome as
elections were "won and lost in
the polling booth" and he did
not wish to expend his own
funds on the matter.
A call from The Tribune for
Ms Bridgewater seeking a com-
ment yesterday were not
returned up to press time.
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GOP: Focus on solutions first, ideology second
WASHINGTON Following the last two
election cycles, a debate now rages about how
to extract the Republican Party from the polit-
ical ditch. Some argue the GOP lost its way by
abandoning conservative principles. Profligate
spending and too much big government are
the culprits, they say.
Others blame corruption. Sex and lobbying
scandals turned off voters, transforming the
party from reformers to hypocrites.
Or maybe the electorate changed? The par-
ty needs to attract more swing voters by shift-
ing to the centre capturing the 35 per cent of
self-identified conservatives is a necessary, but
not sufficient, condition for winning majori-
ties in the future.
All are partially right. But as Karl Rove
wrote in Newsweek recently, this debate looks
like a "pundit-driven shoutfest ... that presents
a sterile and unnecessary choice." And the
conflict-driven media only amplifies the alleged
I'd argue there is more consensus'than
schism. The real problem may not be the direc-
tion of the party, but the quality of its ideas and
the style of its language. Many Republican
leaders are now coalescing around this theme.
But the details and how to apply a solu-
tions narrative to federal programmes -
require more development.
True, fresh position papers or new slogans
alone will not heal the GOP. Elections are
won through a mix of messages, messengers
and money. Successful campaigns also deploy
superior tactics like using technology to
advance candidates, mobilize supporters and
raise resources. Activists such as Patrick Ruffi-
ni, who began RebuildTheParty.com, are on
the right track when it comes to technology
and activist journalism.
Let me focus on one recommended change:
messaging the narrative and ideas that
inspire winning campaigns and political parties.
Developing new ideas and more effective ways
to talk about them not changing ideology -
is part of the solution for the GOP.
Some worry this approach is unprincipled
pragmatism in disguise. Former White House
aide Peter Wehner wrote in Commentary Mag-
azine recently that deemphasizing ideology
could devolve into expediency and "deal-cut-
ting." That's certainly a risk, but it doesn't
have to turn out that way.
Here's the real problem. Too often Repub-
licans begin by talking ideology as opposed to
solutions. They start with cutting taxes,.bal-
ancing the budget and less government, but
forget to say, "Why?" Instead, begin with out-
comes more jobs, affordable health care
and better education. Ideology is a means to
these ends not the end itself.
Many Republican governors understand
these narrative nuances. Minnesota's Tim Paw-
lenty has it right when he says the GOP must
appeal to "Sam's Club" as opposed to "qoun-
try club" voters. Mississippi Gov. Haley Bar-
bour said in a recent interview that his party
needs to ask: "How do free markets and capi-
talism apply to the question 'Can I make a liv-
Excessive "ideology-speak" particularly
harms Republicans with swing voters. Research
shows these Americans are more interested
in solutions than philosophical debates. Pro-
moting ideology first makes Republicans sound
out of touch or even wacky to those who don't
live and breathe politics.
How would Republicans apply this approach
to an issue such as health care? Instead of
starting by offering a tax credit, why not say
this: "We understand your anxiety. We will
make health care more affordable by allowing
insurance companies to compete and giving
you a chance to purchase health care that best
fits your family's needs. You and your doctor,
not the government, should decide what works
best. Republicans will further cut costs by tak-
ing on trial lawyers to curb frivolous lawsuits.
Let's also use American ingenuity and tech-
nology to reduce your health-care costs. Tak-
en together, these changes will make health
care more affordable for you and your family."
Changing tax policy may be a means to the
end, but it's not the final goal affordability
and quality are.
Republicans should apply this outcomes-
.based approach across the policy spectrum -
promoting exceptional schools, providing bet-
ter jobs, raising stagnant wages, creating inde-
pendence from foreign oil.
How? This can be achieved through com-
petition, markets that spur innovation and low-
er prices, a government closer to the people,
arid modernizing bureaucracy. But note the
ideological underpinnings are the period in
the sentence, not the opening line.
This solutions first, ideology second
approach is emerging as a way forward for
electorally beleaguered Republicans. Many
GOP governors are on the forefront of devel-
oping the ideas and rhetoric that apply con-
servative principles to real-world problems.
Congressional Republicans should import
thesee statehouse smarts to improve their dam-
aged Washington brand.
(This article was written by Gary J Andres
of the Hearst Newspapers c. 2008).
back to the
EDITOR, The Tribune.
ONE of the quickest ways to
rejuvenate our people and
return our nation to a more
peaceful, serene and productive
existence is to get them back to
The aftermath of the recent
hurricanes practically demol-
ished the tourism industry on
Grand Bahama; and now again
the global economic meltdown
has resulted in even greater
hardship to the people, not only
on Grand Bahamas, but
throughout the Commonwealth.
However, in spite of these
calls by the universe to awaken
us to a more sustainable and
productive self-driven econo-
my, based upon the natural
resources with which we have
been so abundantly blessed, we
still stand basically idle awaiting
some miracle to happen.
When Minister Larry
Cartwright was on Grand
Bahama with his officers some
months ago, I questioned him as
to why such a farming project
presently in progress in Andros
could not be mounted on Grand
Bahama with the vast acreage
The answer given was that
Grand Bahama, unlike North
Andros, falls within the direct
path of recurring hurricanes and
would therefore be more at risk
for the destruction of crops.
This argument really does not
hold much water since this
island could go some twenty-
five years without any major
Abundant crops, namely
limes, papayas, avocados,
bananas, etc, have been grown
for many, many years without
any adverse circumstances on
For a very long time now I
have advocated to successive
governments that unless we
afford our people, and espe-
cially our young, some owner-
ship in our natural heritage of
land and sea, they will never
come to appreciate and accept
their responsibility in building
There is much less tendency
to destroy what you own than
that in which you have no vest-
Particularly on Grand
Bahama, and specifically
Freeport, many Bahamians tend
to feel, and are often made to
feel, as if they are foreigners in
their own land.
This disenfranchisement :mu .L'
be obliterated if we are to
become passionate stewards of
Beginning with our youth we
can empower them by provid-
Temple Christian High School
Invites applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the following position for the
2008 2009 School Year.
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 Diploma.
D. Have at least two years teaching experience in
the relevant subject area with excellent
E. Have the ability to prepare
students for all examinations to the BJC/
F. Be willing to participate in the high school's
extra curricular programmes.
Application must be picked up at the High School
Office on Shirley Street and be returned with a full
curriculum vitae, recent colored photograph and
three references to:
Mr. Neil Hamilton
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566
Deadline for application is December 15th, 2008
ing each with a parcel of land to
cultivate. There is sufficient
acreage on this island to give
one to every high school gradu-
ate. This alone will give them a
sense of belonging, pride and
ownership. Much of the vio-
lence experienced today among
the young results from the
absence of any closeness to
Mother Earth and the gentle
power of her creative force. Too
many of our young people do
not even know how things grow;
they spend no time planting,
watching and awaiting a harvest
from the soil. How can anyone
become violent who follows this
path of patient and joyous
expectation from the planting
of a seed to the harvesting of
Hidden crops of marijuana,
with their consequential dam-
aging effects on our youth,
thrive annually in the pine bar-
rens of Grand Bahama. Can
you imagine, therefore, what
can be produced by our young
people from a organised, pri-
vate and government funded
project? The results could elim-
inate the hundreds of millions of
dollars spent each year by this
island alone on imports, as we
savour the fruits of our own
With such ready access to the
abundant ocean, just imagine
the joyful hands and hearts of
those who could fish, farm fish,
shrimp, conch and even lobster
to feed millions around the
This resource, so richly and
unconditionally bestowed upon
us by the Creator, has all the
essential ingredients to garner
from it whatever is necessary
for us and others to survive and
It is indeed sad that so many
of our citizens were 'driven'
from the beauty and blessings of
The result has been an.aver-
sion by our people, especially
the young, to this type of work.
Consequently, many view this
occupation as a menial task.
This is indeed a tragedy, for
such a mentality rejects the very
physical essence of our exis-
tence as human beings.
How can we so disdain it as
being unworthy of our atten-
tion? As this unfortunate atti-
tude had been systematically
ingrained into the mindset of
our people, it can similarly be
decoded. We remember when
and how it began and, there-
fore, we are knowledgeable in
how to obliterate it once again.
We will certainly perish unless
we return to the bosom of
Mother Earth and be.sustained
by her fruits of land, sea and
In recent times, we have had
some powerful lessons in relying
almost solely upon what I term
parasitic economies, such as
tourism, off-shore banking, drug
trafficking, gun running, as well
as human trafficking.
The artificiality of tourism,
for example, has caused us to
literally abandon our natural
and abundant resources of land
The political directorate of
our small country has over the
past twenty years or longer lost
sight of the unlimited treasure
of our only 'solid' heritage.
The proverbial goose laying
the golden eggs may not be
dead, but she is in an advanced
state of geriatric disintegration.
The sad fact is we have not
allowed one single one of her
golden eggs to hatch into anoth-
er young and vibrant goose.
Give a group of experienced
farmers an enthusiastic thou-
sand Bahamian youths, with the
necessary resources with which
to work, and they will shock the
country with what can be pro-
What a wonderful way, as
well, to ennoble and enable our
young, taking them off the
streets and giving them owner-
ship of their heritage. It grieves
me to hear so often from so
many aspiring farmers how dif-
ficult it is, or pretty much
impossible, for them to secure
the necessary assistance and/or
land from government to pro-
duce food from our land. ,
This is certainly one very nat-
ural and meaningful way to save
our young. In fact, if we do not
bring them back to honour the
soil, they will destroy it, them-
selves and the rest of us in the
It is reprehensible, criminal
and inexcusable what we do to
our young graduates every
We send them forth by the
thousands without a clue as to
what they are to do, or should
do, as they continue along a
dangerous path to a very uncer-
We literally set them up for a
life of failure, for we rnglect to
give them the tools with which
They are left, then, to be
dragged into the abyss of crime,
violence and societal destruc-
tion, as they believe these being
the only avenues for survival.
What demons, then, do we face
in the future if we do not prep
our land to become the creative
cradle for our thousands of
young people as they leave our
We are stewards of this noble
inheritance and unless we grace
her with loving and grateful
attention, we shall lose her. I
again appeal to our govern-
ment, and with all our might,
to bring an enlightened and
dynamic approach to the abun-
dant utilisation of our natural
resources of land and sea, fresh
water and perfect climate. In
the dignity and honour befit-
ting Mother Earth, she will lav-
ishly bestow her gifts upon us.
Four of our major, God-given
and largely untapped resources
are the land sea, fresh water
and sunshine year round. Yet
we do little or nothing to marry
and impregnate these for unlim-
ited life-supporting and life-giv-
The soil, Mother Earth, the
water (fresh and salt), all these
natural, beautiful and peaceful
gifts await our urgent attention.
So maybe an agricultural com-
mittee, instead of a crime com-
mission, could more quickly
lead us to a fearless, abundant
and an enduring quality of life
in our beautiful Bahamaland.
It is way beyond time that we
put our money where our agri-
cultural mouth is and employ
the thousands of young people
to work before they reach the
level of total frustration and
wreak havoc upon our land.
December 10, 2008.
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* By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE "Tempo Turns 3" concert gets underway this weekend and
video disc jockeys veejayss) from the television network said they are
here to promote peace and unity among the young people of the
Bahamas in an effort to help curb crime in the Caribbean region.
Host of the network's cross Caribbean countdown show, Jah
Bami, said Tempo has embraced the idea that "we are all one in the
"There is no difference. The only differences are the colours of the
flags, but we are all one people. So until we can get one passport and
one flag it is our mission to promote oneness," Jah Bami said.
Lydia Patel, the newest addition to the Tempo veejay family,
said she feels the network is doing a great job by promoting unity
through at the Caribbean.
"I think it's a great start with what Tempo is doing and promot-
ing 'badness outta style', with all of us promoting love and unity. It's
a good start, but it's only a start. We need the papers and the media
to really ,et involved in it to change the mindset of the people," Ms
One of the main acts at the concert, Omari, said he is trying to
encourage young people to stay away from crime and violence.
"Sometimes I go around the region and I see how our music
influence the youth. That is why I take the time to go back and write
positive music and go back around the region. I am happy with
what Tempo is doing and encouraging positive music," Omari said.
He explained that one of the major things he has noticed is that a
lot of young people do not acknowledge the presence of God in their
"They don't fear God anymore.
"They don't acknowledge God anymore and that sense of awe (of)
God is not there anymore. So that's why I am happy Tempo is
embracing the whole God factor in the midst of all of this, because
the youths need to get back to that place where they acknowledge
God and realise that there is a God. We are working to get that back
into the society," Omari said.
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YOUNG members of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party (PLP) were yes-
terday encouraged to play a more
active role within their party, instead
of constantly criticising the organi-
sation and demanding change from
without the party unit.
A vocal and prominent figure with-
in the PLP yesterday made a num-
ber of suggestions for these young
persons who feel either disenfran-
chised, overlooked, or are just dis-
appointed in their party.
The MP, who spoke on the condi-
tion of anonymity, said that it is easy
for persons to criticise and demand a
transformation of the PLP.from with-
out, instead of getting involved
and helping make this change hap-
Another source within the organi-
sation told The Tribune yesterday
that as a young and active member,
he sees only a few options that would
truly reflect the idea of "change" in
This idea of change within the PLP
has been floating around since the
party's loss at the polls in 2007. Many
MP says it's easy to
criticise instead of helping
to make change happen
members, including. Parliamentari-
ans, have unsuccessfully pushed for
the removal of Perry Christie as par-
However, Mr Christie, who was ini-
tially blamed by many for the PLP's
loss of the election, has since
strengthened his position within the
Waiting in the wings have been
PLP MP Dr Bernard Nottage, along
with West End and Bimini MP Obie
Wilchcombe, who both publicly
expressed their interest in a leader-
ship position in the party either that
of leader, or deputy leader.
St Cecilia hopeful Paul Moss has
also expressed his desire to one day
hold a leadership position within the
party despite his somewhat recent
membership of the PLP.
Mr Moss, along with other hope-
fuls, such as the presumptive candi-
date for the Marathon constituency
Jerome. Fitzgerald, Fox Hill MP Fred
Mitchell, and even the party's for-
mer chairman Raynard Rigby,
have all been touted as possible
"change candidates" that could re-
introduce the party to the electoral
Educational personnel meet for PRIE workshop
MINISTRY of Education
officers from the Bahamas,
Grenada, Trinidad, Jamaica,
Surinam, and the United
States met to participate in
a three-day workshop on
the Project for Regional
Indicators in Education
Bringing remarks at the
event on behalf Education
Minister Carl Bethel was
Deputy Director of Educa-
tion Patricia Collins, who
welcomed the participants
and told them that their
presence will ensure that
the Caribbean is position-
ing itself to secure maxi-
mum gains in education.
She explained that the
effort, which is sponsored
by the Organisation of
Ameri-an States (OAS),
focuses on several general
objectives which include a
follow-up on the progress
of the achievement of edu-
cation goals adopted at the
Summits of the Americas;
contributing to the search
for effective regional edu-
cation policies, and
strengthening data and
processes to facilitate the
elaboration of internation-
ally comparable education
Speaking on behalf of the
OAS was country represen-
tative in the Bahamas.Juli-
ette Mallet Phillips, who
said that the OAS prides
itself on facilitating dialogue
between member states, and
is always happy to promote
Daniel Taccari, repre-
L.RAND BAHAMA ISLAND
senting the United Nations education systems in differ-
Educational, Scientific and ent countries.
Cultural Organisation He welcomed the oppor-
(UNESCO), said that Ahis". tunity'to share"ideas and
organisation supports edu- experinjes.'. '.'''
national partnerships with
the OAS to improve the
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150 are laid off
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manager simply read his prepared statement and walked off.
According to her, Gordon Butch Stewart, owner of the Sandals
chain, should have been the one to conduct the firings.
"He should have come and shown empathy towards people
who have worked in this company for 12-plus years, who have put
in endearing service and professionalism," said Ms Taylor.
"The way we were treated in there, they didn't even give us
thanks they didn't thank us or appreciate us for the amount of
vears we were there."
She said she and her colleagues, especially those who had
worked at the resort since its opening, gave 12 years of hard
labour, even giving up half their salaries to the hotel during the
"I gave them half my salary when they opened up and they did-
n't have the courtesy to give it back," said Ms Taylor.
Sometimes she and her colleagues even used their own supplies
and, according to her, worked tirelessly with limited supplies to
still produce the product that was expected of them.
"At the end of the shift we make that food look like paradise
on the table for those guests," she said.
Hotel executives told a press conference that the world eco-
nomic downturn was the reason for reducing staff, who were let
go from various departments throughout the hotel.
According to a statement by Sandals general manager Michael
James, they had delayed the lay-offs for as long as they could.
"Sandals Resorts International sincerely regrets having to
take the decision to reduce our staff complement throughout the
Caribbean at this time.
"Given the measures which have already been put in place in
many business sectors we delayed this action for as long as we
possibly could because our first priority is always to support
the people who make up this organisation," he said.
"However, due to the unprecedented world financial crisis,
which is having a tremendously negative effect on the tourism
industry, both regionally and globally, we have had no choice but
to streamline operations and trim expenditures."
According to Sandals consultant John Cook, the Sandals brand
will be reducing its staff throughout the Caribbean.
The company is expected to lay off 1,200 to 1,400 employees
altogether from properties in Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua, Turks
and Caicos and The Bahamas.
Staff connected to an umbrella union called the Bahamas
Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union were concerned
that they were fired because of their connection with the organ-
isation, which they say is recognized by the Bahamian govern-
However, Mr Cook said the only union Sandals recognizes is
the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union.
"We recognize the BHCAWU and for all intent and purposes,
our entire staff is covered under that umbrella. We recognize no
other union," he said.
According to Mr Cook, workers were let go based on pro-
duction, attitude and behaviour across the board, based on their
He said the resort is not expecting to conduct any further lay-
offs unless the economic situation becomes drastically worse.
According to him, hotel occupancy is expected to be down
about 35.to 38 per cent in January and February and around 45
per cent in March.
. These lay-offs follow almost 1,000 lay-offs from Atlantis and
around 18 from the British Colonial Hilton.
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2008
11:30 AM Speaker:
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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)
THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH
Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
lmi CHURCH SERVICES
--- SUNDAY,DECEMBER 14, 2008
E THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT
AGAPE METHODIST CHURCH, Soldier Road
S11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH,
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
11:00AM Pastor Henry Whyte
CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
10:00AM Mr. Henry Knowles
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH,
East Shirley Street
11:0OAM Rev. Charles New
7:00PM Rev. Charles New
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH,
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neily/HC
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00AM Connections-Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
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'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
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Youth & Youn Adults .
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and girls are forced to travel through that
area to avoid passing through rival territo-
ries, and as a result end up colliding and fight-
ing each other."
Even if one individual tries to make their
way through another gang's territory, "all they
have to do is walk like they bad" to be chal-
Mr Reid said the country's numerous gangs
have turned many communities into war-
But, out of the 72 reported murders for
2008, not all were committed by gang-bangers
or criminals, he said.
"Law-abiding citizens are now taking mat-
ters into their own hands because they don't
feel they are finding justice in the system,"
In numerous cases, Mr Reid said, a known
killer would roam free while the family mem-
bers become frustrated with the slow pace of
"That relative will think, he walking around
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employees will return to work
when business improves but ter-
mination is a repudiation of con-
tract, hence the relationship ends,"
he told the media at the House of
Labour yesterday, flanked by
members of the Unity Team and
the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
Mr Bastian also claimed that
under the industrial rule of fair-
ness, where workers are to be
made, redundant by termination,
the rule of "last in, first out" applies
to remove bias or dislike from the
If the Unity Team were in office,
with Mr Bastian at its helm, the
terminations would not have
occurred, it was said yesterday.
Some 800 workers were let go
from Atlantis in November, with
hotel executives blaming the eco-
nomic crisis for the redundancies.
Days later the Harborside at
Atlantis Resort'terminated more
than 100 and the British Colonial
Hilton let go 18 of its workers.
Yesterday, some 150 workers
were let go from the Sandals
Resort on Cable Beach.
Mr Bastian claimed to have
like ain't nothing happen, so it ain't ga be
long before they kill that person or pay some-
one to do it."
He said the gangster lifestyle had made its
way into the mainstream culture which has
had a significant impact on students.
The Tribune spoke with a 15-year-old C C
Sweeting student who said he had been a
member of the Raiders gang for about two
According to the teen, one reason many
students join gangs is for "stripes."
He said gang members frequently use graf-
fiti to display their symbols around schools,
sell drugs, and skip classes to smoke marijua-
na and gamble.
For him the gang offers both protection
and love from people who understand him.
He said although his family wants him to get
out, "leaving a gang it not a simple thing."
On occasions when he tried, he was beaten
up and threatened.
Industrial agreement claim
knowledge that another 500 work-
ers will be let go from the hotel
sector in January. In light of this,
he called on the government, union
and the Christian Council to meet
"post haste" to combat the prob-
Recently, union president Roy
Colebrook was quoted in another
daily saying about 100 workers
have been called back to work by
Yesterday, Mr Bastian chal-
lenged Mr Colebrook to disclose
the names of these employees.
Mr Bastian said the round of
terminations had lowered employ-
ee morale and confidence in the
"The hotel workers in this coun-
try...their morale is at the lowest
ever, and the government who is
promoting service in this industry
should not allow this to take place
in the largest industry in the
Bahamas. The .people who are
there cannot perform adequately
and properly with this threat hang-
ing over their head, because they
don't know (what) tomorrow will
Atlantis and Harborside staff
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"We intend to go to the full extent of the law in terms of those
who have had these redundancy packages offered to them under
what we term to be extortionist rates," said Mr Thompson, who was
joined by about eight former employees, Mr Butler and attorney
He claimed that a number of persons had come forward claiming
their settlements were less than 30 per cent of what they were
entitled to recieve.
Mr Butler said over the past three weeks the lawyers had been
looking at individual cases to discern which employees had a case
tq make. However, the group is hoping management will meet
with them to settle the matter.
"We are giving Starwood and its advisers an opportunity to call
us. in and make good. We will provide them with copies of the
precedent and any other proof they would need. Their failure to
contact us will result in us moving full steam ahead and pulling out
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and Casino Harborside's joint venture partner let go 800 employ-
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One 22-year-old man, a former gang-
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just as hard, but was a choice that had to be
Declining to give his name, the man said
at 14 he, too, was lured into joining a gang.
He said many of his gang peers were more
interested in stealing and drugs, but his
main reason for joining was to fight.
He said anytime a fight erupted, he had
to be there.
After many fights which dragged he and
his mother to court, he quit after almost
killing another boy.
"I was,.in a fight where I stabbed a boy
twice in his chest. Right then my life flashed
before my eyes," he said.
He never wanted to kill anyone, and that
day he almost did, he added.
Since then he said life had become a mis-
sion to take care of himself, and to put
friends on the side.
The young musician said his only focus is
to produce music and stay on a path which
doesn't involve violence.
Darold Miller suing 17 persons
FROM page one
female staffers at GEMs, the Southern Times, and The Tribune
One of the arguments in the writ suggests that the seventh
defendant (Dr Thompson) conspired with the second defen-
dant through the 13th defendant to "slander" Mr Miller by
implying through "false psychological diagnoses" that he had sex-
ually abused three staff members at the GEMs radio and TV sta-
"The seventh defendant acted negligently and or intentional-
ly in mis-diagnosing the condition of the said tenth, ninth, and
eighth defendants, respectively, so as to cause the plaintiff to be
either convicted or criminally tainted or to get him out of the way
so that he could take over the plaintiff's slot as talk show host on
the first defendant's radio, station," the document read.
In the writ, Mr Miller is seeking among other things damages
for breach of contract, loss of income, loss of talent fees, defama-
,tion of character, false imprisonment, stress, conspiracy to frame
the plaintiff on charges of having committed crimes of sexual
harassment, indecent assault and rape, malicious persecution, libel
and or slander, and any other relief that the courts may seem just
in the circumstances.
The named plaintiffs were commanded to respond to the writ
within 14 days of it being served. As of press time last night, The
Tribune was only aware of GEMs 105.9 being served.
FROM page one PPegnant mother
but I don't want her to help me
because I am a woman and
that's my responsibility," said
The hotel employed she and
her sister as kitchen staff. She
had been employed there for
less than two years when her sis-
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She said things went downhill
for her at work after that.
"They just fired my sister the
early part of this year and ever
since I been having problems,"
"I didn't come here to make
no friends, I came here to do
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According to her, she is going
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what she will do in the new year.
She has aspirations of going
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me like this they won't be able
to focus, so I have to be strong
for them and be strong for my
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BUMSTEAD, DO YOU KNOW HOW I
SEEM TO HAVE AN EXCUSE FOR NOT
HANDING OUT A BIG,
FAT CHRISTMAS I SURE DO,
CALVIN & HOBBES
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TRo H" SRaD WT! I CUMB OUT AN'D M) IT
HIMSELF IN ZERO GIRAJI!
GiUN ON VOU,
THINK' PIX06 WILL
Be HARP TO FINPl
IN FACT, YOUR EXCUSES HAVE
i BECOME LEGENDARY .
THANK VOU, YOU GOT
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NOW GET SACK
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
3 Remnants of one vessel put in
8 P sleeping aid to get fun out of!
10 Like a shrew who's been called
11 Cry some more, love (3)
12 Where the alcohol's an
13 Pass a fellow the furniture
15 She looks a star (5)
18 Not all troubadours are so poor
19 Go on recap! (6)
21 Stares at pairs? (7)
22 A first-class railway is light (4)
23 Eager to be one half of a famous
24 One gets such points for helping
with the housework (7)
26 Phony American private eye (6)
29 Something smooth and round to
the Italian (3)
31 Dislikes putting topping things out
of the way (5)
32 With loot due for disposal, give to
the needy! (4,3)
34 A top man in the lead (5)
35 Ovine charger? (3)
36 For the tango, fish out something
to wear! (5)
37 To name a wine (5)
38 A ramp that upsets the Poles (5)
Friday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 9, Meant-1-me 10, Twoltoo) 11, Attire' 12, S-pre-ad 13,
S Interd-s 14,Aunt 15, Bear with me 17, Off and on 18, Arrange
19, Sag-a 21, Incite (in sight) 24, The sleep of the just 27, S'-esta
29, lota 30, Collide 33, False-tto 35, Monkey suit 36, Stag (rev.) 37,
Fr-agile 38, Thri--e 40, Port-al(ley) 41, On-E 42, Some-time
D DOWN: 1, Deep regret 2,0n-c-e 3, Fiddling 4, De-light 5, Down
to earth 6, Bags of time 7, Strain 8, 8-Ring o-ut 10, (bat) T-it-le 16,
Re-aders 20, A-bout 22, Coup-Les 23, Devil of a job 25, Least of all
26, Tidy income 28, In-action 31, Over-time 32, Incense 34, Sights
35, M-aia-e 39, Rita
1 The author makes us mad (5)
2 Praise for a barker (nice chap)
4 In which room-mates may swot
5 Bachelor about to speak
enthusiastically of warriors (6)
6 They cheapen things in a less
disturbing way (5)
7 Play trumpets badly? No pet! (5)
9 At darts, not over a hundred (3)
12 The heartless dog looks
lecherously around for books (7)
14 Prisoner of the Gulag? (3)
16 Might joggers do so jointly? (5)
17 Check out many a good plant (5)
19 A giant with roots in California
20 It's rough when you make a mess
of things outright (5)
21 Having some grapes to eat is
23 Something flappy on the wing (7)'
24 In some measure, he has a new
driver to coach (6)
25 It can mean a clean sheet (3)
27 Thea's frantic rush (5)
28 Can free ones pass as alms out
30 Only apt to err! (5)
32 A bit wet, many a map goes to
, 33 Tree that looks good around mid-*
Friday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 9, Apecdote 10, Sir 11, Ideals 12, Poseur 13, Rh
14, Onyx 15,Scaredy
33, Appetite 35,'Leprechaun 36, Ergo 37, Imbibed 38, U
Cereal 41, Sea 42, Rush hour
DOWN: 1, Insouciant 2, Acre 3, Corridor 4, Derrick 5,
Dreadnought 6, Timber wolf 7, Fedora 8, Claymore 10,
Riviera 20, Ounce 22, Abolish 23, Blunderbuss 25, Inelig
Statuesque 28, Repartee 31, Duellist 32, Spiders 34, Elop
Libra 39, Ache
3 Precocious girl
8 Nun's outfit (5)
10 Gain access to
11 Rodent (3)
12 Fool lever (5)
13 City fortress (7)
15 Lukewarm (5)
18 Dowel (3)
19 Gorgonzola (6) ,
22 Adjoin (4)
23 Encircle (4)
24 Injurious (7)
26 Shuts (6)
29 Afflict (3)
31 Reddish dye (5)
32 Generous (7)
ubarb 35 Belonging to us
fu 21, (3)
I, Admiral 36 Glory (5)
iaise 40, 37 Plimsolls (5)
38 Trivial (5)
DENNIS THE MENACE
"'OM fPE~oP CALL 'EM R-EINPEE,
3JUT I CALL 'EM SA ATALOPFE."
Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 .to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
* 3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to
9 1 1 7 2
7 8 5 9
8 1 4
6 479 3
3 6 5
5 9 18 1-
6 5 3
7 2 8 6
Difficulty Level *
Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
| may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.
79 918 12
98 179 21
Roland Berzinsch v Igors Rausis,
Riga 1993. Latvia's former world
champion Mikhail Tal had died a
year earlier, so the tournament
celebrated his memory. Tal was
famous for his imaginative
tactical style, so naturally they
offered a special prize for the
best sacrificial finish. Today's
position won the award, but I
reckon it had Tal spinning in his
grave. His phenomenal vision
would have spotted White's
routine finish even in a blitz
game or a simultaneous display.
Looking for a chess book, set, or
S 1 French capital (5)
2 Pattering noise
4 Biblical character
5 Woman's name
6 Riotous fight (5)
7 Fertile spot (5)
9 Flying mammal
12 Mythical horse
14 Lair (3)
16 Danger (5)
17 Condescend (5)
.19 Sure (7)
22 Timepiece (5)
21 Don (3,2)
23 Preclude (4,3)
24 Funeral car (6)
25 Petty lie (3)
27 Slacken (3,2)
28 Pry (5)
30 Twists (5)
32 Ultimate (4)
33 Spirit (3)
1 51 11
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Ches solution8434:1 Rxh5gxh52Qg5 183
Bg7* Rxa7 4 Qxa5 and Black resigned.
HOW many words of fotr
letters or more can you nake
from the letters shown lere?
making a worn, each letter ma
be used once only. Each nust
contain the centre letter mnd
there must be at least ont
nine-letter word. No pliur-s.
Good 13; very good 20;
excellent 26 (or more).
acute cafe calf eaul cleat
eclat face facet fact fate
faucet fault feat feta fetal
fetta flat. flea FLUCTUATE
lace late leaf tacet tact
tactful tale tale taut teal
by Steve Becker
4#7 5 4
West North East South
3 V 3 NT Pass 5 +
Pass Pass Dble
Opening lead queen of hearts.
It is sometimes said that members
of the fair sex are not aggressive
enough in the bidding, but you'd
never prove it by this deal played in
the women's world team champi-
onship back in 1960. The hand
occurred in the match between
Switzerland and Great Britain.
At the first table, the Swiss West
opened three hearts, and North over-
called with three notrump. As
played, somewhat peculiarly, by the
British pair, this bid was primarily
for takeout, asking South to bid her
South was looking at a hand far
better than it might have been, and
she decided to show her extra values
by jumping to five diamonds. The
Swiss East, rather pleased by this
development, doubled. South played
the hand very well and went down
only two 300 points.'
At the second table, the British
West also opened three hearts, but
here the Swiss North passed. East,
trying to make things difficult for the
opponents, then bid four hearts!
This effort was successful in a
fashion, though not in precisely the
way East expected. South, obviously
a fearless soul, entered the fray all by
herself with five diamonds! West
passed, and North, having exercised
enormous restraint on the previous
round, very reasonably went on to
East thereupon expressed her
doubt that this contract could be
made by doubling. This proved to be
an accurate assessment, and East-
West collected 700 points when the
Swiss declarer went down four
(+800 in today's scoring).
So the British gained 400 points
on the deal, with all the players at
both tables bidding their hands to the
hilt and then some. Let it not be
said that the ladies are in any way
lacking in fortitude!
Tomorrow: Preparing for the unexpected.
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(00) America's ** THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 (2002, Comedy) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Desperate Housewives "You're
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Our World BBC News Dateline London BBC News The Man Who, BBC News Nobel 2008: No-
BBCI "Earthquake" (Latenight). (Latenight). Cycled the (Latenight). bel Peace
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C C Red-Nosed *** THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks. CBC News: Sunday Night (N) n
CB Reindeer Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. (I (CC) (CC)
Sa Wall Street Jour- Big Mac: Inside the McDonald's The Russian Gamble Dirty Money: The Business of
C nal Report Empire High End Prostitution
CN N (:00) Newsroom Planet in Peril: Battle Lines D.L. Hughley Breaks the News
* THE WEDDING SINGER (1998, Romance- * JUST FRIENDS (2005, Romance-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds, Amy
COM Comedy) Adam Sandier, Drew Barrymore. A 1980s Smart, Anna Faris. A music executive tries to woo his high-school crush.
wedding crooner attempts to find true love. (CC) (CC)
Hannah Mon- Hannah Mor- Wizards of Wa- ** THE SANTA CLAUSE (1994, Comedy) Tim Allen, Judge Rein-
DISN tana t (CC) tana (N) very Place hold, Wendy Crewson. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. PG' (CC)
DIY (:00) Cool Tools Cool Tools "Get Cool Tools Deconstruction Project Xtreme Blog Cabin Blog Cabin Man
DIY It Together" "Hang Tight" "Paint"' _cave mayhem.
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( :00) E! News Clay Aiken: The El True-Holly- Snoop Dogg's Snoop Dogg's The Girls Next Snoop Dogg's
E! N) wood Story Singer Clay Aiken. Father Hoo Father Hood Door (N) Father Hood (N)
ESPN (:00) SportsCenter (Live) (CC) Bowl Mania Special An extensive breakdown and preview of all 34 bowl game matchups,
ESPN _Iincluding all the BCS bowls. (Live) (CC)
ESPNI UEFA Champi- NFL Football New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys. From Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. (Live)
ESPNI ons League
Father Fr. Corapi & the Catechism of the G.K. Chesterton The Holy Rosary Joyful Hour Actor Pat O'Brien and
EWTN Groeschel Catholic Church (CC) W Mother his family pray the rosary.
FIT TV Get Fresh With In Shape (CC) In Shape "Cir- Shimmy New Shimmy New Total Body Total Body
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FOX-NC (:00) Fox Report Pay to Play: The Chicago Way? Hannity's America Geraldo at Large n (CC)
College Basket- Best Damn Top 50 Special (N) World'Poker Tour: Season 1 (N) The FSN Final The FSN Final
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GOLF (6:30) Golf Dubai Ladies Masters Golf Central Wendy's Tour The Turn 2008 U.S. Open
GOL F F inal Round. (Taped) (Live) Clinic
GSN :00) Hi h High Stakes Poker (CC) World Poker Tour Players include John Spadavecchia, Hoyt Corkins,
GSN takes oker Gabe Costner, Men Nguyen, Brett Faustman and Freddy Deeb. (CC)
Whacked Out G4 Investigates Tech Fight Clubs" ** u THE LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER (1994, Action) Jackie
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SINGLE SANTA SEEKS MRS. CLAUS (2004) Crystal MEET THE SANTAS (2005, Romance-Comedy) Steve Guttenberg, Crys-
HALL Bernard, Steve Guttenberg. Santa's heir romances a tal Bernard, Dominic Scott Kay. A man, his fiancee and her mother plan a
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What's With Outta Control Christmas Over-the- Extreme Christmas: Bigger & Holmes on Homes "Shaky Founda-
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Jack Hayford Joel Osteen Taking Authority Kenneth Changing Your **u THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
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Daniel Kash, Richard Linterm.
ANCHORMAN: * x TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY (2006, * TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE
TBS LEGEND OF Comedy) Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen. A NASCAR BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY (2006,
RON driver has a new rival. (CC) Comedy) Will Ferrell. (CC)
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TLC for 46 Years (CC) lyzed woman's pregnancy. (CC)
* OCEAN'S MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III (2006, Action) Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, * MISSION:
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* RICHIE RICH (1994) Macaulay Culkin. A young Star Wars: The The Secret Sat- Family Guy t) American Dad
TOON billionaire crosses paths with a greedy executive. Clone Wars Cl urdays (CC) C1 (CC)
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tries to make amends. (CC) lice and shoots him.
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VH1 tries to achieve success as a rapper. (CC) and crazy moments. C (CC) Continuing treatment. Cl
Boxing: Holt vs. The Contender C (CC) *u CADDYSHACK II (1988, Comedy) Jackie Mason, Dyan Cannon. An
VS., Tackie obnoxious businessman joins a snobbish country club. (CC)
WKRP in Cinci.- Newhart Dick is Newhart "Local The Honey- The Honey- WGN News at (:40) Instant Re-
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SON TIDE (1995)
SATUL RDAY DEC EMBER 13, 2008
Top bodybuilders awarded
HERE'S a glance of
sporting events slated for
10 am Baptist Sports
championship series at the
Banker's Field, Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex -
Macedonia vs Golden
Gates (Co-ed); Macedonia
vs Temple Fellowship (17-
tion vs Shaw AME Zion
11 am Masters Soft-
ball League triple header
at the Archdeacon William
Thompson Softball Park at
the Southern Recreation
Grounds Augusta Street
Bulls vs St. Agnes Lions,
followed by Alco Raiders
vs Andeaus Insurance
Brokers, followed by Six
Pack Abs vs Miller Lite
1:30 pm Common-
wealth American Football
League's action at the DW
Davis playing field.
9 am Cybots Basket-
ball Club Primary Youth
Programme double elimi-
nation basketball tourna-
ment at the CI Gibson
2 pm College of the
Bahamas hosting Savan-
nah College Arts and
Designs at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium with
the ladies' game, followed
by the men.
7 pm New Provi-
dence Basketball Associ-
ation's double header at
the CI Gibson Gymnasi-
um -.Coca-Cola Explorers
vs Southwest Printing Fal-
cons, followed by Y-Care
Wreckers vs Police
7:30 pm New Provi-
dence Women's Basketball
Association's double head-
er at the DW Davis Gym-
nasium -- Sunshine Auto
Cheetahs vs Johnson's
Lady Truckers, followed
by Junior All-Stars vs
Bommer George Lady
1:30 pm Common-
wealth American Football
League's action at the DW
Davis playing field.
1:30 pm Bahamas
double header at the
Center Sharks FC vs
Caledonia FC, followed by
Cavalier FC vs Baha
2 pm Masters Soft-
ball League's action at the
Thompson Softball Park at
the Southern Recreation
Grounds Michelite Stro-
kers vs Bamboo Shack
NOTE: Sporting Organsa-
tions are invited to submit
information on their sporting
or fax 328-2398, for
publication in The Tribune
JAMES DARLING retained his
title of Male Body of the Year.
He not only won the national
title, but also clinched the gold
In his category in CAC...
PAUL "Mighty Mouse" Wilson...
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
A s the year starts to wind
down, accolades for the
2008 Athletes of the Year
in respect of the various
sports are beginning to be revealed.
The first to make their announce-
ment is the Bahamas Bodybuilding
and Fitness Federation, whose presi-
dent Danny Sumner said they had an
extremely successful year which includ-
ed the hosting of'the 36th Central
American and Caribbean Champi-
onships in September.
The federation's awardees are fit-
ness competitors Teshell Mackey and
Jan Johnson, female bodybuilder Faye
Rolle, male bodybuilders James Dar-
ling, Paul Wilson and Lynden Fowler
and executive Omar Daly.
"As president, this was a very chal-
lenging year for me, the most chal-
lenging and most eventful," Sumner
stated. "To top it off, it was very event-
"We had all of our events this year
and they were all successful. We had
the Novice in the High Schools, the
Nationals, Grand Bahama had their
tournament and we also had the CAC,
which we are still getting a lot of praise
for what they are calling the best ever."
If there was any major disappoint-
ment, Sumner said it would be the lack
of corporate sponsorship, which he
said is. now trickling down to culture
events like junkanoo.
"It's a dilemma that will be around
for a long time. That was why I called
for the,. implementation of the nation-
al lottery many times," Sumner
"But my call for the national lottery
was not just for sports, but for youth,
education and culture. I think we need
the national lottery to supplement the
demands'for all of the events that are
'c irrently going on in our country."
Sumner reiterated that government
needs to take a serious look at the
implementation of the lottery, which
will go a long way in helping the coun-
try get through the tough economic
There was a lot of progression on
the part of the athletes who were nom-
inated for the various awards by the
In the fitness category, Teshell
Mackey beat out Lakeisha Miller for
the Fitness of the Year award. Both
competitors, according to Sumner, did
body fitness for the first time after
transferring from bodybuilding.
In the Body Fitness category, the
i nominees were Dominique Wilkinson
from Grand Bahama, CJ Hilton and
Jan Johnson, formerly from Grand
In the end, Johnson was named the
Body Fitness Athlete of the Year, who
according to Sumner, had a great year,
winning a title in Australia, in Grand
Bahama, at the Nationals, the Antilles
and was fourth in her category in the
"She did a little more than the other
body fitness competitors," said Sumn-
er. "But CJ and Dominique performed
very well this year, so we want to con-
gratulate them as well."
In the women's bodybuilding, Sum-
ner said Faye Rolle was the unani-
Rolle was the national champion
and she teamed up with Raymond
Tucker to win the silver medal in the
Mixed Pairs at the CAC Champi-
"She demonstrated in her short term
in bodybuilding that she has made a lot
of stride from the first day she came
in," Sumner said. "She should be a
very dominant competitor, taking over
from Maxine Darville and Gena Mack-
Three names were nominated for
the Male Body`of the Year. They were
lightweight Paul Wilson, middleweight
James Darling and heavyweight Aaron
At the end of the voting, Darling
retained his title. Darling not only won
the national title, but he also clinched
the gold in his category in CAC.
"Paul, Jay and Aaron all performed
very good this year," Sumner said.
Wilson was named the Most
Improved Male Bodybuilder after he
dethroned Lionel 'Ian' Williams as the
top lightweight competitor this year.
The Paul Wong award, presented to
the athlete who demonstrated good
sportsmanship, was Lynden Fowler,
who. edged out Omar Daley of Long
* Island.. .- .
Daley, however, was awarded the
Executive of the Year award. He won
over Grand Bahamian Trevor Bethel.
Daley was credited for personally
sponsoring six competitors from Long
Island to compete in the Novice Cham-
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CHRIS BROWN anchors the Bahamas' 4 x 400m relay team to win the
silver behind the United States at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008...
ELEUTHERA residents are
expected to roll out the red car-
pet today as they welcome
home their native son,
Olympian Chris 'Bay' Brown.
A motorcade is scheduled to
go through the streets of the
island as the natives celebrate
Brown's achievement at the
2008 Olympic Games in Bei-
jing, China, in August.
Brown, a native of Green
Castle, just missed out on win-
ning a medal in the men's
400m at the Bird's Nest when
American David Neville dove
* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IN the new year, the
Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fit-
ness Federation hopes to wel-
come a New Providence Body-
building and Fitness Associa-
Federation president Danny
Sumner said that the formation
of the new association will
allow the BBFF to function
with four affiliated bodies.
The NPBFA is expected to
join the Grand Bahama, Long
Island and Abaco associations,
according to Sumner, who indi-
cated that they were hoping to
have the new association estab-
lished "for quite some time."
ONE of the biggest basket-
ball tournaments in the coun-
try, the annual Catholic High
Invitational Basketball Tour-
nalment, is currently underway
at the Jack Hayward Gymnasi-
umn in Grand Bahama.
Results of Thursday's games
(day two) are as follows:
CC Sweeting Cobras nipped
the Catholic High Crusaders 38-
36; Eight Mile Rock Bluejays
knocked off the Sunland
Lutheran Stingers 45-37;
Church of God Flames were too
hot for the RM Bailey Pacers
to handle in a 58-48 decision;
St John's Giants stomped St
George's Jaguars 59-53; Taber-
nacle Falcons blasted CC
Sweeting 55-37; Church of God
won 54-51 over Catholic High
and RM Bailey over Bishop
Michael Eldon Warriors 50-45.
Action will continue 10 am
across the finish line for the
bronze. Brown had to settle for
However, Brown anchored
the men's 4 x 400m relay team
to win the silver behind the US.
Other members of the Bahami-
an team were Andretti Bain,
Michael Mathieu, Andrae
Williams, Avard Moncur and
It will be a double celebra-
tion for ,the island as they will
get a chance to greet Brown
for the first time since he got
married in October.
"We have been in discussions
-with persons in New Provi-
dence for quite some time
about the formation of the asso-
ciation," Sumner pointed out.
"We have tried at various
times to get the association off
the ground, but we were not
able to do so until now. We
have had talks with a number
of persons and they have
agreed to spearhead the asso-
Aaron Green, according to
Sumner, has been tippr d to act
as the initial chairman of the
new association, which will be
responsible for hosting their
own bodybuilding an,' fitness
Sumner said that wil' enable
the federation to concentrate
on the National Championships
that is usually held in July and'
on the national teams that the
bodybuilders will be on.
"We Grand Bahama, Abaco
and Long Island having their
own associations, we only feel
that it is fitting for New Provi-
dence to have its own as well,"
"We have a steering com-
mittee that is currently work-
ing on putting everything in
place. Hopefully by the begin-
ning of the year, the associa-
tion will be officially launched."
Bodybuilding is one of the
two major sporting bodies that
have the federation carrying
out the function of the associa-
tion in New Providence.
The other is the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Asso-
ciations, which is also in the
process of forming a New Prov-
idence Amateur Athletic Asso-
Sumner said they are so
pleased to note that they are
very close to having the New
Providence association formed
so that the proper emphasis will
be placed on the local athletes.
The federation, according to
Sumner, has its own mandate
to carry out and therefore
should not be running the
affairs of a local association.
BAY & MARKET STREET
NOTICE is hereby given that LUCKSON ANASTOL
AMY of KEY WEST STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen ot The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 6TH day of DECEMBER 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
NPBFA to be
.formed in 109
PAGE 12, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
Bobcats Celtics beat Wizards for 13th straight win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)
-The Charlotte Bobcats have
signed Juwan Howard three
days after reaching an agree-
ment with the veteran forward.
The move on Friday comes
as new Bobcats Boris Diaw,
Raja Bell and Sean Singletary
reported to the team for physi-
cals. They were' acquired
Wednesday in a trade that sent
top scorer Jason Richardson
and forward Jared Dudley to
The bobcats waived little-
used forward Dwayne Jones to
make room on the roster for
the four new players.
Howard had been without a
job since being released by
Denver after the Allen Iverson
trade las. month. A former All-
Star in his 15th season,
Howard's numbers have
declined in the past few seasons.
He averaged 1.1 points in 50
games with Dallas last season.
By The Associated Press
Saturday, December 13
Detroit at Charlotte (7 pm
EST). Raja Bell, Boris Diaw
and Sean Singletary are expect-
ed to make their Charlotte
debuts. The Phoenix Suns sent
Bell, Diaw and Singletary to the
Bobcats on Wednesday for
Jason Richardson, Jared Dud-
ley and a 2010 second-round
Dirk Nowitzki and Jason
Terry, Mavericks. Nowitzki hit a
key 3-pointer with less than 30
seconds..to, playand finished
b ih-23..poioasand Terry had.
26 points it'Dalas 95,90 -ic-
tor3 over Charlotte.
Mehmet Okur, Jazz,
scored 21 of his 27 points in the
first half and added 10 rebounds
in Utah's 97-88 victory over
Ray Allen and Paul Pierce,
Celtics, scored 22 points apiece
in Boston's 13th straight victory,
122-88 over Washington.
Orlando center Dwight
Howard led early balloting for
the February 15 NBA All-Star
game in Phoenix with 775,933
votes. Kobe Bryant was second
with 7- ),252, followed by
LeBron James with 643,786,
according to returns released
by the league.
New York guard Cuttino
Mobley retired. because of a
heart disease, that he said has
gotten worse. Acquired last
month from the Los Angeles
Clippers Mobley never played
for the Knicks after his physical
exam and subsequent visits with
specialists showed his condition
was worse than previously
Charlotte's Emeka Okafor
had a season-high 27 points and
17 rebounds in the Bobcats' 95-
90 loss in Dallas. Dallas is 10-0
Houston forward Ron Artest
will sit out the next two games
because of a sprained right
ankle. Cleveland center
Zydrunas Ilgauskas will miss at
least two games because of a
sprained left ankle. ... Okla-
homa City forward Chris
Wilcox will be sidelined 10 to
14 days after dislocating his left
"I've been a big fan of histo-
ry. To establish ourselves in that
history that's so enriched with
culture and prestige and tradi-
tion is a great thing."
Boston's Kevin Garnett
after the Celtics beat Washing-
ton 122-88 on Thursday night
for their 13th straight victory
and a franchise-best 21-2 start.
* By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Sports Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -
This season's Boston Celtics led
by Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce
and Ray Allen are 21-2, the best
start in the storied franchise's
Better than any Celtics team
led by Bill Russell or Larry
Better than any Celtics team
coached by Red Auerbach.
Still, that doesn't necessarily
mean the current group thinks
it's any better than the team
that won the most recent NBA
And it certainly doesn't mean
they're above looking for a little
extra motivation here and
there, even when it comes to
playing the worst-in-the-East
After all, not only did Wash-
ington win three of four games
against Boston last season, but
Celtics coach Doc Rivers over-
heard his players chatting
before Thursday night's 122-88
victory about something a
member of the Wizards had
"It doesn't take them much. I
swear they, like, search the
newspapers to find something,"
Rivers said. "I didn't need to
give a rah-rah speech."
Not with this roster.
Allen and Pierce scored 22
points apiece, Garnett'had 11
points, 12 rebounds and seven
assists, and seven Celtics scored
in double-figures in the team's
13th consecutive victory. It's
Boston's longest winning streak
since a 14-game run in 1985-86.
"We came in here with a little
something on our shoulder,
too," said Garnett, who sat out
the fourth quarter to rest up for
Friday's home game against
Chris Paul and Southwest Divi-
sion-leading New Orleans. "To
be honest, Washington have
played us probably the best of
any of the teams in the league.
ZYDRUNAS llgauskas (right) celebrates a 3-point shot with Mo
Williams (2) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game...
(AP Photo: Mark Duncan)
Ilgauskas to miss
at least two games
with sprained ankle
* By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas
is expected to miss at least two games after spraining his left
ankle in a win at Philadelphia on Wednesday, the second sig-
nificant Cleveland player to go down with an injury this week.
Ilgauskas rolled his ankle when he tried to block former
teammate Donyell Marshall's shot in the fourth quarter and
came down on the foot of the 76ers forward. The 7-foot-3
Ilgauskas, who had reconstructive surgery on his left foot a few
years back, was able to limp to the locker room without assis-
X-rays taken on Ilgauskas' ankle were negative, but the
Cavaliers, who have won 10 straight games and are 18-1 since
Nov. 3, said he will sit out Friday's home game against Philadel-
phia. The team called it a moderate sprain but did not provide
a timetable on Ilgauskas' return in its statement and said his
status will be "updated as appropriate."
General manager Danny Ferry believes Ilgauskas will also
miss Cleveland's game on Saturday in Atlanta, the first stop on
a four-game road trip.
Ilgauskas' injury came one game after reserve guard Daniel
Gibson was lost for two weeks when he sprained a big toe in a
win over Toronto.
Without Ilgauskas, the Cavs' leading rebounder at 7.6 per
game, coach Mike Brown will have to juggle his starting line-
up as well as the minutes for his reserves.
Anderson Varejao could take Ilgauskas' place in the start-
ing lineup, but that would mean he would be playing alongside
Ben Wallace. Neither big man is known for their offensive
skills, so Brown may opt to move LeBron James from small
forward to power forward and-start Wally Szczerbiak up front
Ilgauskas has been playing some of the best ball of his
career this season. He's averaging 14.8 points and became
Cleveland's career rebounding leader in the win over the
NOTICE is hereby given that KERLANGE CHARLES
AMY of JOE .FARRINGTON ROAD, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of DECEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELYN JEAN
BAPTISTE of CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of DECEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
They've got a little swag with
them, so tonight, there really
wasn't much to be said."
Caron Butler scored 19
points for the Wizards, who
matched their franchise's slow-
est start by dropping to 4-16 for
the first time since the 1966-67
"You saw the best team in
the. league," Wizards interim
coach Ed Tapscott said. "And
in case you weren't watching,
it wasn't us. It was them."
In the only other NBA games
Thursday night, Dallas beat
Charlotte 95-90, and Utah beat
The Wizards led 12-11 about
4 minutes in on a 9-foot floater
by Antawn Jamison.
That's when Allen and
Boston got in gear. He com-
pleted a four-point play to start
a 19-5 run, putting the Celtics
ahead 30-17 with about 2? min-
utes left in the first quarter.
Allen scored 13 points in the
first quarter with four 3s, com-
bining with Pierce's 10 points
to outscore the Wizards all by
themselves. The period ended
with the Celtics ahead 36-21.
Washington never got closer
than 10 the rest of the way.
"They punched us in the
mouth," Tapscott said. "It's like
Mike Tyson says, 'Everybody's
got a plan, until they get
punched in the mouth. Then
you'll find out if the plan holds
or not.' They punched us in the
mouth, and our plan didn't
hold. So we've got to strength-
en our plan."
And as for the Celtics' plan?
How does it compare to a year
"We're winning games, but I-
don't know if we're better,"
Rivers said. "Matter of fact, I
would say we're not yet."
Pierce, who contributed eight
assists and six rebounds and
went 12-for-12 on free throws,
isn't quite ready to make the
"We don't know yet. That
question is yet to be found out,"
he said. "It's just only a quarter
of the season over with. Ask
me April 18, and I'll give you a
That, of course, is the day the
Mavericks 95, Bobcats 90
At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki hit
KEVIN GARNETT shoots over Washington Wizards guard Juan Dixon
(left) and forward Antawn Jamison during the first quarter of Thursday's
game in Washington...
a key 3-pointer with less than 30
seconds to play and finished
with 23 points to help Dallas
beat trade-depleted Charlotte.
Jason Terry had 26 points for
the Mavericks, who are 10-0
against the Bobcats.
Emeka Okafor had a season-
high 27 points and 17 rebounds
The Bobcats were short-
handed after the trade Wednes-
day that sent Jason Richardson,
Jared Dudley and a 2010 sec-
ond-round draft pick to the
Phoenix Suns for Raja Bell,
Boris Diaw and Sean Single-
tary. The Charlotte newcomers
are expected to make their
Bobcats debuts Saturday night
at home against Detroit.
Jazz 97, Trail Blazers 88
At Salt Lake City, Mehmet
Okur scored 21 of his 27 points
in the first half and added 10
rebounds for Utah.
Paul Millsap had his 10th
straight double-double with 17
points and 12 rebounds, and
Deron Williams added 14
points and 11 assists.
Brandon Roy had 33 points
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by FranklynG Ferguson, JP
*.I. t'SC,;r~-~.fj~ltfl mh ftE~ l*Sttl~ff asl <' 1
Dr Conville Brown, considered a
pioneer in the field of cardiology in the
Bahamas, celebrated his 50th birthday
Mardi Gras style on Friday, November
The party was well-attended by fami-
ly, friends, patients, colleagues and
political personalities. Among those
who spoke at the event were United
States Ambassador Ned Siegel, Bishop
Neil Ellis and Rev Terrance G Morri-
son. The master of ceremonies for the
bash was Ed Fields, senior vice-presi-
dent of in charge of public affairs at
Catering was provided by Chef Den-
nis Dean, live music by Visage, a fire
dance performance by Angelique of
The Falcons, fireworks by Fireworks
Unlimited, and entrance and table
d6cor by Floral Arts.
(L-R) VIRGINIA Fox shows her (L-R) ATTORNEY Zarina Fitzgerald of the law firm Higgs and Johnson shar-
love for her son Dr Conville Brown. ing a beautiful evening with her husband Senator Attorney Jerome Fitzgerald.
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