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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: December 24, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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*ByCHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
IMMIGRATION officials
are looking into a reported
human smuggling ring that
uses The'Bahamas as a stop-
over point to the US, The Tri-
bune has learned.
The ring, which operates
out of the Dominican Repub-
lic, is believed to have been
the same group operating.a
flight disappeared with-
out a trace near the Turks and
Caicos islands December 15.
According to a BBC online,
article, the Aerial Navigation
Director for the Dominican
Civil Aviation Institute con-
firmed that the plane's flight
plans indicated it was to land
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Tvo questioned t
in connection
with shooting
death in The Mud
* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
ABACO police are ques-
tioning two men in connection
with the shooting death of a
man in a Marsh Harbour com-
munity. According to police
sources on the island, two men
of Haitian descent were picked
up by police around 11 pm
Monday, hours after the shoot-
ing occurred.
Both men are believed to be
residents of a Haitian commu-
nity in Marsh Harbour com-
monly referred to as 'The Mud'
- where the murder occurred.
Yesterday, Head of CDU
Chief Superintendent Glenn
Miller confirmed the men were
picked up by police, but said it
was too early to say if they
would be charged in connection
with the murder.
The victim identified as
Vincent Zilma is said to be a
34 or 35-year-old body-builder
who was very active in his com-
munity.
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MOTORISTS were out-
ragedyesterday afternoon
when during rush hour -
and at the height of the last
minute Christmas shopping
rush BEC decided to
block an entire lane of Bay
Street to repair a junkanoo
light.
The obstruction, com-
pounded with the traffic
congestion that has
become a traditional fea-
ture of this time of year,
brought downtown to a vir-
tual standstill.
"What is so important
about that light? Junkanoo
isn't for another two
nights," one angry driver
told The Tribune.
"I can't believe it!"
another said. "It took me
an hour and a half to make
it from Cable Beach to the
main part of Bay Street.
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death case


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE appear to be closer
to wrapping-up their investiga-
tion into the death of a new-
born whose mutilated body was
discovered near a church on
Soldier Road two weeks ago.
Chief Superintendent Glen
Miller, who heads the Central
Detective Unit (CDU), told The
Tribune yesterday: "We're at a
good point, but we want to get
some clearance in terms of how
we release that information. I'm
feeling good with where we are,
.bt.therr sjust s9me ihmins I
proper appfo% al heciai1 thisis
a pretty sensitive thing we're
dealing with here."
Mr Miller said that police
intend to notify their press of


their findings as soon as they
receive the proper clearance.
A baby was discovered (lded
and mutilated on December 10
in a field near the Church of
God on Soldier Road.
Police said they believe the
baby may have been born only
hours before its body was dis-
covered. According to reports. a
resident of the neighbourhood
was walking in the vicinity of
the Church of God when he
made the discovery. Police s:1 1_ f
that one of the tinlers on th
baby's hand and one of th .
had been mutilated. Police ;lI'.,
discovered what appeared to b,,
fi sh i blood on i i, .. 1. -..
ing. S
A suitcase was also foundZ at
the scene, although it- was
unclear whether it was'con-
nected with the infant's death.


The menorah decoration
removed from Rawson
Square 'will not be replaced'
0 By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net
THE menorah decoration
removed from Rawson Square will
not be' replaced because its pres-
ence was a mistake that went
against government guidelines for
Christmas decorations.
Claiming responsibility for the
removal of the controversial meno-
rah, Environment Minister Earl
Deveaux said it should never have
been purchased and displayed on
Bay Street.
Removing the blue tinsel cande-
labra was not an act of anti-semi- ,
tism, but a matter of regulation.
Specific directives had been giv-
en to BEC to replace some of the annual Christmas decorations
with traditional Christmas symbols, and to use -Merry ( I,.
mas" and not the abbreviated "Xmas".
However, a junior officer at BEC unknowingly selected tit
nine candle menorah for its ascetic qualities without receOPi,,
ing its connection to the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.
Mr Deveaux then asked for it to be taken down as it did n,,
fit with the directive from his Ministry.
The Minister said: "When the menorah xwent tLp I isi,
BEC to remove it not as a statement of anti semiiisim i,
compliance with requests.
"It was not intended that it should en up and it is n'
statement against Jewish people that it came dhmvn.
Taking down the menorah was not in any wa\ link, l
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IN the spirit of Christmas,
medical students of the Univer-
sity of the West Indies (UWI)
and the Impressions Dental
Centre yesterday made dona-
tions to the All Saints Camp of
Nassau.
The Dental Centre donated
various food and medical items,
while the UWI students handed
out toys to the children of the
Camp's residents.
The Dental Centre collect-
ed the items during a food drive
that was held throughout the
month of December.
The All Saints Camp, located
on Lazaretto Road, is a refuge


UWI medical students, Impressions
Dental Centre make donations


for HIV/AIDS sufferers in
need. Eighty persons currently
live at the Camp.
Yesterday, All Saints Camp
spokespersons appealed to the
public to remember that the
Camp is in desperate need of
donations year-round.
The spokespersons also
appealed to the relatives of
those living at the All Saints
'Camp to visit their loved ones


more frequently, especially dur-
ing the holiday season.
Dr Annette Warren yester-
day acknowledged the "tremen-
dous generosity" of the patients
and staff at, Impressions Den-
tal Centre for making this year's
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Gunmen escape

with cash from

VIP restaurant
TWO gunmen held up and
robbed the VIP restaurant on
Bay Street on Monday.
Sometime before midnight,
two armed men entered the
restaurant and robbed it of a
large sum of cash, the property
of VIP, police reported.
Immediately afterwards the
robbers got into a Honda
Accord, registration number
43436, and escaped. This vehicle
and the robbers are actively
being sought by police.

Three men in

custody over

stolen car
THREE men were taken
into police custody following
the recovery of a stolen car. A
resident of Marathon Estates
reported that his white 1994
Nissan Altima was stolen from
his home between 8.30pm and
11pm on Monday.
Officers from the Wulff
Road Police Station were on
patrol on East Street, south of
Robinson Road, when they saw
the car being driven on the road
' at around lam on Tuesday.
The officers stopped the car
and the three male passengers
were taken into custody.

Police warn of

traffic increase

THE police yesterday
advised members of the public
that traffic on the streets of New
Providence is expected to signif-
icantly increase over the next
few days.
"To avoid long traffic lines,
driving shoppers are encour-
aged to do their shopping early
in the day as soon as stores
open. Those who must shop
during peak traffic periods are
reminded to exercise caution
and care. "Remember, a driver
spending a few more minutes in
traffic patiently is better than a
frustrated ,d*pyer whose g- .,.
wait' driving'habits injures inno-
cent walkers/shoppers or causes
car accidents," the police said.

Big Christmas

clean-up for

New Providence
By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net
CHRISTMAS will be a little
bit brighter this year, as 250
unemployed workers were hired
to clean up New Providence in
time for the holidays.
Labourers and contractors who
lost their jobs because of the
downturned economy were hired
by the Environment Ministry in a
Christmas clean-up campaign.
Teams are working in eight
zones across the island to clean up
beaches, busy road sides and
vacant lots by removing garbage
and cutting back overgrown veg-
etation.
The workers are hauling bulk
waste to the authorised landfill
in Harrold Road, removing aban-
doned and derelict vehicles, and
painting curb sides all in an
effort to improve the appearance
of Nassau's main roads and busy
areas in particular.
The Department of Environ-
mental Health used government
funding allocated for the cam-
paign to hire 250 workers after
hundreds of people lost their jobs
in the economic recession.
The contractors and labourers
were paid last Friday and again
yesterday, in time for Christmas.
Environment Minister Earl
Deveaux said: "The timing was
initiated to provide some short-
term opportunities for people and
to get the island clean and we are
very pleased with the effort peo-
ple have put out."
Those participating in the cam-
paign may have the opportunity
to continue working for the
Department, as clean-ups are
planned for areas across New
Providence, such as Bonefish
Pond and the area around R M
Bailey School, which have been
identified for further remedial
work in the new year.
Residents of New Providence


Officials watch the weather




ahead of Junkanoo parade


Concern about costumes being damaged by winds


* By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

OFFICIALS say they are
still watching the weather
ahead of the first of the sea-
son's junkanoo parade but do
not think they will have to
postpone the event.
The Boxing Day Junkanoo
parade gets underway tomor-
row night, and many group
leaders have expressed con-
cern that costumes will be
damaged if yesterday's strong
winds continue.
Over the past several years,
there have been a number of
postponements or near post-
ponements due to weather,
but meteorologists report that
conditions should improve
ahead of this year's parade.
Minister of State for Cul-
ture Charles Maynard and
junkanoo officials held a
meeting yesterday to brief the
public on the matter.
"We don't have any major
challenges.
"The only challenge we
have is to expect some wind,
which would be less than 15
knots.
"The only question now is
mobilisation, as some groups
mobilise as early as noon on
Christmas day, so we wanted
to ensure that the conditions
would be favourable for that,"
MAGISTRATE'S COURT


Mr Maynard said. 'He added
that the government is taking
the precaution of erecting
tents in rest areas downtown
so costumes can be stored


safely until the parade begins.
"Junkanoo is something
that operates on rumours and
so we don't want to allow
rumours to overtake our


progress so we were very care-
ful to send it out to the public
so that they would be aware
that the conditions are going
to be favourable and we are
going to have a parade," Mr
Maynard said.


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Tribune Staff Reporter
TWELVE Dominican fisher-
;men, accused of poaching 'in
Bahamian waters, were
remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison yesterday after being for-
mally arraigned in a Magis-
trate's Court.
Carlos Luna, 34; Pedro
Reyes, 47; Juari Ortiz, 32;
Romolo, Boz, 35; Antonio,
Moda, Mariano Reyes, 34; Jose
Ramirez, 40; Jose Balbona, 34;
Apolinar Vasquez, 28;
Rodriguez Reyes, 41; Juan
Depena, 46 and Daniel Ventu-
ra, 38, were arraigned before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel in
Court 8, Bank Lane.
The captain and crew of the
47-foot fishing vessel "Anna
Luise" are accused of illegally
fishing in the exclusive fishing
zone of the Bahamas and being
in possession of Nassau
Grouper during the closed sea-
son. The offence is alleged to
have been discovered around
8pm on'December 6 at Brown'.s
Bank, 69.75 miles northwest of
Great Inagua.
The charges were read to the
men by an interpreter. Luna,
who said that he was the captain
of the vessel, pleaded guilty to
the charges. The other accused
men pleaded not guilty to the




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charges. According to the pros-
ecutor, Inspector Ercell
Dorsette, Defence Force offi-
cers spotted the vessel and three
dinghies while.on sea .pitrol.,
between GreatInagua, and
Ragged Island. According to
the prosecutor, there were mul-
tiple hooks attached to lines,
which were connected to an
electronic wheel onboard the
boat. Upon searching the vessel,
the officers reportedly discov-
ered 550 pounds of Nassau
Grouper. According to the
prosecutor, Ramirez-and Ven-
tura were before the court in
May of this year on similar
charges.
Luna, who apart from being
the captain also claimed to be
the boat's mechanic, told the
court through the interpreter
that the vessel began experi-


encing engine problems and he
had stopped to make repairs.
Luna told the court that he
had instructed his crew to go
fishing, but did not know that it
was the closed season for the
Nassau Grouper.
The closed season for Nassau
Grouper runs from December
1, 2008 to February 28, 2009.
The court changed Luna's
plea on the second charge to
not guilty in view of the fact
that he admitted that he did not
know that it was the closed sea-
son for the Nassau Grouper.
Luna told the court that he
and his crew were mistreated
by Defence Force officers.
The men were all remanded
to Her Majesty's Prison. The
case has been adjourned to
April 8, 2009 when a trial is
expected to start.


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are asked to support the cam-
paign over the Christmas and
New Year holidays by ensuring
that garbage bins are secured, so
that litter is not dispersed by dogs
and the wind; that rubbish is
placed in bins; that all bulk waste
is disposed of in the Department
of Environmental Health landfill
site on Harrold Road, and that
waste haulers cover loads with
tarp to prevent littering on the
road sides and verges. Members
of the public are asked to report
all indiscriminate dumping to the
Department of Environmental
Health or the police.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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World needs to learn humility


WAY BACK in the mists of time, Genesis
tells the story of man's overweening hubris
and how God, disturbed by where man's
unbridled ambition would lead him decided
to "mix up" his language and create a true
babble of tongues.
According to the Genesis story, in the
beginning all the world's people spoke the
same language. As they wandered over the
East they came to a plain in Babylon and
settled there. One day they had a conference
and decided to build a city in which there
would be a great tower. This tower would
reach to heaven. Man had grand ideas even
then. Not only did men want one place for all
the people of the world to settle, but they
wanted to "make a name for themselves" -
much like the people of today who are so
full of their own importance that they break
all the rules, just to see their name in bright
lights.
Now God, their creator, got wind of their
scheme and decided to investigate for himself.
Aha-ha! he thought as he inspected their
.tower, so "these are all one people and they
speak one language; this is just the begin-
ning of what they are going to do. Soon they
will be able to do anything they want!"
Before they got too far out of hand, God
decided to outfox them. "Let us go down
and mix up their language so that they will
not understand each other," he said. Not only
did he mix up their language, but he scat-
tered them all over the earth. And from that
day to this men fight among themselves
because, with different backgrounds and cul-
tures and no common language, no matter
how hard they try one does not understand
the other.
But that has not stopped them making
mischief. Lurking behind every door as we
search for what has brought our world to the
brink of economic meltdown we can see the
spirit of arrogance, man's complete lack of
humility, that over confidence and pride that
has tempted him to walk where angels fear to
tread.
For example, watching the recent Con-
gressional hearings we have not seen a man
quite as arrogant as Joe Cassano, president of
American International Group (AIG). Cred-
ited with bringing down the insurance giant,
he saw no wrong in taking home $34 million
in bonuses after his company had lost $11
billion. And after being fired, forced his com-
pany to pay him $1 million a month so that it


could retain his 20-year knowledge of the
insurance firm's transactions. No wonder the
Federal government is now having to pay
$143.8 billion to salvage AIG.
And then there is Bernie Madoff, for
decades one of the most respected invest-
ment bankers on Wall Street. His web-site
proudly touts his firm's "unblemished record
of value, fair-dealing and high ethical stan-
dards." A high-flying Icarus, so god-like that
he broke the laws of gravity, flew too near the
burning sun, got his wings badly singed and
. came crashing to the ground in a $50 billion
Ponzi scheme. His temptation will probably
go down as the world's biggest financial fraud
committed right under the noses of Federal
investigators. As one commentator said, old
Bernie has "turned a very bad year for hedge
funds into a catastrophe."
On December 13 in an address at North-
wood University, Lawrence Reed, president
of the Foundation for Economic Education,
discussed the necessity of humility. He
referred to a New York Times article by psy-
chologist Lauren Slater that "people with
high self-esteem pose a greater threat to those
around them than people with low self-
esteem, and feeling bad about yourself is not
the cause of our country's biggest, most
expensive social problems."
Said Reed: "Humility doesn't mean think-
ing less of yourself. It means thinking of your-
self less. It means putting yourself in proper
perspective. It means cultivating a healthy
sense of your limitations and the vast room
you have to grow and improve. It means you.
don't presume to know more than you do."
Author C S Lewis damned pride as the
"greatest sin," a vice that leads to every oth-
er vice. Unlike other vices, he said, pride was
intrinsically competitive, getting "no plea-
sure out of having something, only out of
having more of it than the next man." To
Lewis pride was a "spiritual cancer: It eats up
the very possibility of love or contentment or
even common sense."
And just as God taught man a lesson at the
tower of Babel, so tomorrow as you cele-
brate the birth of God-man look down at
that lowly manager with a baby, his human
parents, humble shepherds and dumb ani-
mals and learn the lesson of true humility.
And girded with that humility to bravely face
what promises to be a hard new year, may
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
Seeing as I apparently have
"some nerve," I thought it
appropriate and prudent to
respond to someone's obvious
disapproval of some of my
recently voiced opinions on the
matter of $300 personal customs
duty exemptions, among other
things:
I would like to be able to
address you by name, but unfor-
tunately your very own lack of
"nerve" is not allowing me the
courtesy.
I will therefore refer to you
by your pseudonym: Are You
Vex Bahamas? Perhaps I can
just shorten it to AYVB.
I realize it's not easy to voice
an opinion and then sign your
name, perhaps you fear the
same personal backlash you
have attempted to put me
through.
I'm flattered to see that you
have been paying close atten-
tion to my remarks and have
noticed that I've said a number
of times what this country needs
to do to stimulate the econo-
my. -
I'm also happy to see that we
agree that "the overall economy
is having a serious negative
effect, on retail" everywhere -
not just downtown.
Make no mistake, my con-
cern with retail when talking
about our economy is, in no
way, limited to downtown.
I am focused on down' wn
as another mechanism to sim-
ulate our economy as a whole
but this is a separate issue from
my remarks on the exemption.
By mixing up these two issues
you have chosen to distort my
comments, suggesting I am only
concerned with my own per-
sonal interests and develop-
ments, which, .quite frankly,
shows your narrow way of
thinking.
The absolute truth is that
retail, whether downtown or
throughout the Bahamas, is in
dire straits.
As an industry, retail has not
been allowed to develop in a
.healthy manner due to two
main reasons:
1) the tax structure; the brunt
of which rests upon the shoul-
ders of merchants and
2) The twice yearly $300
exemptions which encourage
consumers to shop abroad and
declare $600 duty free (i.e. the
realistic amount of undisclosed
goods extending anywhere into
the thousands). Something that
Bahamians must realise about


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the economy is that money
spent abroad, while saving a few
dollars short term, will ulti-
mately costs them more.
The amount of businesses
that have had to cut salaries,
jobs and other expenses this
year alone should make a
Bahamian think twice about
spending hard earned money
abroad.
Money spent here gets our
own wheels turning, jobs are
created, developments are
invested in and more money is
spent in local businesses.
My contributions as chairman
of the Nassau Tourism Devel-
opment Board (a non-remu-
nerated position) are in the
efforts to do something that the
whole country stands to benefit
from.
You made a reference in your
letter to the "boys" of Bay
Street in obvious hopes to stir
the same anti-establishment fer-
vor that has been used for 60
years and which all sensible
Bahamians of all demograph-
ics agree is a tired subject.
The profile of the shop-own-
ers downtown has undergone
radical change in the last 10-20
years and we are all in the same
boat.
We need to pull together and
Ssee past the harsh lines you
insist on re-demarcating.
The city of Nassau is in disar-
ray and what you are failing to'
see is that there can be no
strong economy without a
strong city centre.
It's been proven everywhere.
We all care very much about
the shop owners in Carmichael,
East Street, Blue Hill Road,
Robinson Road, and Market
Street; what made you think
that no one does?
The NTDB was instated in
order to carry out exactly what
its name suggests, with the firm
belief that it's vital to our econ-
omy as a whole.
Downtown Nassau is where
locals and tourists converge, it's
the first and sometimes only
image tourists will have of our
country and, as such, should be
orderly, clean, safe, charming,
diverse and exciting.
This is our task, and it's in
the absolute interest of all
Bahamians.
A shabby city stays in the
mind of a visitor forever, and


without repeat visitors and new
ones on word of mouth, tourism
is sure to die.
Then see what happens 'to
our economy.
As a primary source of rev-
enue, tourism directly affects
even the most remote mom and
pop operation over the hill and
it's foolish and capricious to
think otherwise.
Your final complaint was one
I found the most disheartening
- you are angered at the fact
that I, among others, stand to
benefit from exemptions for
building supplies, etc, to Bay
Street merchants as well as
property tax exemptions for 10
years, etc.
I suppose you accidentally
left out the 100+ jobs created
and money paid to local con-
tractors as well as Bahamian
building supplies merchants as a
result of this venture.
Additionally, Bay Street mer-
chants have paid property tax
on some of the most highly val-
ued property in this country -
tax money that has gone to all
parts of the Bahamas for years.
I understand from your com-
plaints that you do not wish to
see the old and dilapidated
structure bought by Bahamians
and restored into something
that contributes in some small
way to everyone's downtown
experience.
This is, in my opinion, a clas-
sic case of "damned if you do,
damned if you don't" mentality.
Had the Moses Plaza been pur-
chased by a foreigner I'm sure
you would have had a string of
things to say abi ut that as well.
Sometimes you just can't win
with people who wish to get
angry about everything.
Something else to consider,
if you will: Wouldn't you your-
self stand to enjoy a renovated
downtown?
Would you rather fight some-
thing so positive that We can all
participate in, claim as ours and
proudly show off to visiting
friends from abroad?
The city is for everyone -
this is not an exclusive resort
created by and for foreigners
that has developed land once
enjoyed by locals and which has
changed the landscape to
exclude us. This should actu-
ally, dare I say, excite you.
If it doesn't, it's because you
choose to stay "vex". And what
a shame that is.
CHARLES N KLONARIS
Nassau,
December, 2008.


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Union and business leaders await


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* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
UNION and business lead-
ers are waiting with anticipa-
tion to see what form govern-
ment's proposed skills train-
ing programme will take when
it is launched next year sub-
ject to Cabinet approval.
Both government and these
stakeholders are hoping the
programme will address skills
shortages and boost employ-
ment in the softening econo-
my by allowing Bahamians to'
fill jobs in various sectors -
ranging from construction to
clerical work where suitable
local candidates cannot cur-
rently be identified.
National Congress of Trade
Unions President John Pinder
said that if approved for imple-
mentation,.the programme will
be the first of its kind in the
Bahamas, in part because it is
expected to include the oppor-
tunity for trainees to receive a
stipend while they learn.
His organisation hopes that
through the programme the
number of work permits being
granted can be cut down,
allowing for the replacement


of foreign workers with adept
Bahamians.
"There are certain jobs that
Bahamians ought to be able to
fill, but due to a lack of train-
ing and because some of them
don't have the skills (they
can't)," he said.
Co-chair of the committee
investigating the feasibility and
form of the programme,


Cheque found, finders

search for the owner
A CHEQUE has been found and the finders are now trying
to locate its owner.
The finders are asking the public to show the Christmas
spirit by helping them "find someone who lost a cheque with
quite a bit of money attached."
He said that the only information they will provide at this
time is the name of Kyle Nichols and Total Electronics.
"Please, pass this on in the hopes that we get it back to Mr
Nichols," said the finders. "Ask him tocall 225-1550 or 432-6084
and ask for either Ms. Nixon or Mrs. Adderley, who is holding
it after she found it."
Mrs Adderley said that she and Ms Nixon would be happy to
return the cheque to Mr Nichols if he would provide them with
the value on the cheque and at least two identification docu-
me!nts. ;,. ,
They said- that if this.fails, they will try io.contact, thb'bank to .
find out if.he has an account with it so that they can deposit it
there..


Labour Minister Dion Foulkes,
said the group will be finished
with its consultation with all
the private sector stakehold-
ers "by the early part of Janu-
ary."
He said the government
intends for the programme, to
be certified by the Bahamas
Training and Vocational Insti-
tute (BTVI) and the College
of the Bahamas, to be
launched "by the early part of
next year."
The programme will:not be'a
"random" one, said the labour
minister, but one based on
input from the business com-
munity as to what skills major
employers find applicants are
commonly lacking when they
apply for available jobs.
Earlier this month, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
identified the initiative as one
that will go some way towards
mitigating the fall-out from
recent hotel sector job losses.
Greg Langstaff, first vice
president of the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce, said the need to retrain
is more pertinent in the cur-
rent economic climate.
"Investing in the skill level
of the entire Bahamas with a
programme like this is the
thing to do when the economy
is down, it just makes sense."
'His organisation and the
Nassau-based chamber have
already submitted to govern-
ment their findings from skills
assessments done on the
islands earlier this year.
"The skills assessment went
through all areas and now it's
in the government's hands to
choose from the areas or to say
this is where we will concen-
trate on," said Mr Langstaff.
However, he noted that cre-
ating the opportunity for
Bahamians to train for certain
jobs may not be enough.

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"You have to change the
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what it is there is honour in
it. If you are supporting your
family, it doesn't matter," he
said.
NCTU president Mr Pinder
said he thinks there will be sig-
nificant interest from union
members in the opportunity if
it becomes available.
His organisation has set up a
database where it has begun
collecting the details of peo-
ple who have a desire to be
trained or re-trained, among
them some of those recently
laid-off from hotels across the
island.
Mr Foulkes was unwilling to
estimate a total cost for gov-
ernment to implement the pro-
gramme, saying that a figure
has been floated, but will only
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* By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH only one day left until Christmas, the Salvation
Army is $26,000 short of its Christmas Kettle fund raising
goal of $100,000.
With its Kettle Campaign, which is an annual fixture in
shopping areas and malls during the holiday season, the Sal-
vation Army was hoping to raise $100,000 to support its
efforts to provide a variety of social services to people in
need.
Division Commander Major Lester Ferguson said the
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Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer Programme.
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alised, and vital funding for year-round programmes," Mr
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He said the campaign has been struggling to meet its
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many lay-offs in the various sectors.
"It's not as good as last year, but it is better than we
expected. Our biggest challenge this year was to get enough
volunteers to ring the bells or man the kettles. This year
(we) are grateful for all we have gotten during these hard
times. It started off very slow and we thought we had to cut
back on some of the things we were doing, but it picked
up," Mr Ferguson said.
Last year, the campaign raised over $100,000 thanks to
the generosity of the community and the gift of volunteer
time by many service clubs, businesses and individuals.
"Our biggest supporters have been the 20 or so service
clubs such as Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Fraternities and Sorori-
ties who assisted with the bell ringing on Saturdays. During
the week, however; has been the most difficult as many peo-
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untary counselling for prob-
lematic boys at public primary
and junior high schools, so
that's how this really came
about," said Mr Curry.
Asked about the origin of
the group's name, he said, "If
you are going to build a struc-
ture you must first have a solid
foundation. If you build it on
sand you know what would hap-
pen if you build it on a solid
foundation it will endure any
turbulence."
For two consecutive years a
full sponsor funded the group.
However, today, even with
some new supplemental finan-
cial assistance, Mr Curry finds
himself having to keep the
organisation operational pro-
viding meals, assisting with
transportation out of his own
pocket.
"Everything in this group is
free the instruments, the T-
shirts, the socials," said Mr Cur-
ry. "These boys come here
every day and I go in my pock- .
et in order to feed them. I have
to drop them home late at night
and sometimes before you get
up in the morning and these
kids are outside your door,
especially Saturday mornings.
It's difficult to run a group with-
out a bona fide sponsor. We
had a sponsor two years ago
and they treated us good," he
added. Among those providing
supplemental assistance are
Wes Bastian, Subway; Nat
Adams, Coca Cola; Rudy
Moseley, Original Patties; Dion-
isio D'Aguilar, Super Wash;
Evan Dean, Edgar Moxey and
Craig Gomez.
The group's costumes for the
Boxing Day parade will depict
the theme "The Amazing
Nature Kingdom", something
Mr Curry said he has always


viewed as an "interesting" and
"beautiful" topic. The lead cos-
tume is entitled "The Great Sea
Chase Magnificent Mammals
of the Deep". The theme for
the New Year's Day Junkanoo
parade is "Follow the Rainbow
- Life after Earth's First
Destruction."
Having not participated in the
2007 Junkanoo parades because
of internal problems, Mr Curry
described this junkanoo season
as a "bounce-back" one.
For almost three months the
group has been rehearsing with
practice sessions every Sunday
at Fort Charlotte and small
group sessions on other days.
In addition to deputy leaders
Stephen Cooper and Levi
Bethel, senior group members
who are university students and
others who attend C C Sweeting
and government high schools
aid Mr Curry.
"Out of the 15 cowbell shak-
ers we have about seven quality
shakers who make up the
strongest part of our back'line.
Some of our bass drummers are
university students and we have
22 to 24 choreographed girls,
led by Edith Turnquest. We
teach them everything how to
paste, decorate, beat the drums
and we have a strict colour
scheme," Mr Curry said.
In addition to basketball
lessons and summer junkanoo
workshops, Foundation 4 Life
also offers an after-school pro-
gramme that teaches acceptable
social norms and behavior, how
to improve one's self esteem
and etiquette. "Unlike the oth-
er junkanoo groups we have a
functional constitution, code of
ethics, and we are incorporated.
We breed our own talent, we
live like family. The boys love
the group and they have a pas-
sion for it," said Mr Curry.


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One Family
chairman, -
and Felicia-
Antoinette
Knowles,
marketing
manager, AMI.


IN the spirit of the brand
statement of parent company
Colonial Group Internation-
al "Where people come
first", Atlantic Medic-al
Insurance Company (AMI)
presented the One Family
Junkanoo group with a
monetary donation of
$10,000.
Lynda Gibson, executive
vice-president and a long-
standing leader in communi-
ty service and non-profit
organizations, extended
Atlantic Medical's support
to the One Family junkanoo
group chaired by Darren
Bastian, Atlantic Medical's
new business development
manager.
"We are more than happy
to make this contribution to
One Family, we know that it
will support the endeavours
of the group and assist their
community related efforts.
The organisation recognizes
its staff members who are
focused on building and sus-
taining our community and
the local culture of its peo-
ple," she said.
AMI and Colonial Group
International are not only
good corporate citizens to
the Bahamian community,
but also to the support of our
employees in their civic com-
mitments, Ms Gibson said.
Accepting the donation on
behalf of One Family, Mr
Bastian said, "We are thank-
ful to Atlantic Medical for
this contribution. One Fami-
ly is definitely delighted that
Atlantic Medical decided to
assist us with our junkanoo
campaign this year."
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assist the group with their
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Knowles, Bhupathi finish '08


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* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
One year after he and
Canadian Daniel Nestor
split up, Mark Knowles
said he and new partner
Mahesh Bhupathi can hold their heads
high for their first year together.
The Bahamian-Indian duo finished
the year at number three on the ATP
computer rankings with 655 points and
$854,469. Topping the list was Nestor
and his Serbian partner Nenad Zimon-
jic with 1064 points and $1,673,247.
The American identical twin broth-
ers Bob and Mike Bryan were second
with 1045 points and $1,614,463.
"I think it was a pretty strong year.
We started off pretty strong. We went
deep in the Australian Open and won
a couple of tournaments," said


Knowles about their back-to-back tri-
umphs at Memphis and Dubai.
"Then things started to slow down
for us. Mahesh got injured at the
French (Open) and then I had the birth
of my second child during Wimbledon
and that kind of made preparation a lit-
tle tougher."
But during the summer, Knowles
and Bhupathi got back on track by
winning their third tournament for the
year at Basel before they took a break
in August for the Beijing Olympic
Games in China.
After that, they closed out the year
pretty strong, despite not winning-
another tournament.
At this point in his career, Knowles
said he has to settle for whatever vic-
tory he can get whenever it comes.
"The ranking doesn't matter so
much to me, so I'm pretty pleased with
our first year," stated Knowles, who


MARK KNOWLES (left) and Mahesh Bhupathi return the ball to Martin Damm and Pavel
Vizner of The Czech Republic during the men's doubles final of the Emirates Dubai Ten-
nis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 8...
(AP Photo: Nousha Salimi)


was also pleased with the outcome of
his seventh Mark Knowles Celebrity


My Christmas predictions


IT'S unusual for STUBBS
this column to run
on a Wednesday,
but these are
unusual circum-. ".. :
stances. .
On Christmas
Eve, I wish to take t.V
this opportunity to
say how pleased I
am to once again
provide some
provocative
thoughts on the
state of sports in
the country. O
Last week as I PINION
indicated, this """
week's column will
be dedicated to our sporting personal-
ities who have excelled in their various
sports during the past year.
Today, I wish to release a few Christ-
mas predictions for the majority of
them as they look ahead to the upcom-
ing season. If I overlooked anyone,
please don't hold it against me.
I just didn't have sufficient space in
this column to accommodate every-
one.
Chris Brown
While it was heart-
breaking to watch the
bronze medal slip out
of his grasp at the
Olympic Games when
American David
Neville dove across
the finish line, my
Christmas wish is that
at the World Champi-
onships in Berlin, Ger-
many, he will finally be crowned the
champion in the men's 400 metres.
Leevan
'Superman' Sands
After getting back on his feet to
secure the bronze at the Olympic
Games, I wish that Sands will also soar
on the medal dias at the World Cham-
pionships.

Donald Thomas
After a dismal year, Donald Thomas
will bounce back and make it to the
final to defend his title at the World
Championships as he duplicates the
feat that was last achieved by Sweden's
Stefan Holm.
Derrick Atkins
After falling short of
qualifying for the final
of the men's 100 metes
at the Olympics,
Atkins will return to
the elite field that will
be hard pressed to
defeat Jamaican great
Usain Bolt at the
World Champi-
onships.
Jermaine 'Choo
Choo' Mackey
Despite the setback that he has
encountered with the suspension of
First Class Promotions, Mackey is
going to successfully defend his British
Commonwealth title and get set up for
another prestigious international title.


Meacher
'Pain' Major
His new management team will bring
him, the international recognition that
he didn't get in the past. He's going to
excel as the British Commonwealth
lightweight champion and will get more
offers than he can handle.
Sherman 'The
Tank' Williams
The Grand Bahamian heavyweight
will produce a banner year that will
have him getting more fights than he
has ever had in any one year and he
will handle the workload with distinc-
tion.
Mark Knowles
While he may not
be available to play in ,
another Davis Cup tie,
Knowles and his Indi- .-...
an partner Mahesh
Bhupathi will have a '
tremendous year that
will see them excel at
the four Grand Slam
titles to climb to the
top of the ladder at
the end of the year with the ATP top
computer ranking.
Jay Darling.
Having fallen short of the ultimate
goal at the Central American and
Caribbean Bodybuilding and Fitness
Championships, next year will be Dar-
ling's time to emerge on top with his
professional card, joining Charles
Kemp, Joel Stubbs, Natasha Brown
and Jena Mackey, who all earned their
cards in the past decade.
Bennett Davis
As the only
Bahamian playing in
the Developmental
League, Davis will "
have the kind of per-
formance that will
enable him to rise to
the National Basket-
ball Association,
becoming just the fifth
following in the foot-
steps of Mychal 'Sweet Bells' Thomp-
son, Ian 'Foots' Lockhart, Dexter Cam-
bridge and Rick Fox.
. Myron Rolle
After taking advantage of the per-
sonal invitation to watch the inaugu-
ration of US President-elect Barack
Obama, Rolle will enjoy the spotlight
so much that he will pass up the trip to
the University of Oxford for the
Rhodes scholarship to pursue a career
in the National Football League.
Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie
She will defy the
odds and prove that
age is only a number
as she excels once -uJ.,
again at the World |
Championships.
This time, she will
be one of the medal
contenders as she
starts to wind down I
her illustrious career.


Sheniqua 'Q'
Ferguson
As a spin off from
her double medal per-
formance at the World
Junior Champi-
onships, Ferguson will
go on to become the
next great collegiate
champion and she will
be a force to reckon
with at the World
Championships.


Georgette Rolle
We will finally get to see a Bahami-
an playing on the Ladies' Professional
Golf Association's Futures Tour as
Rolle makes her presence felt, quali-
fying for at least one final event.
Arianna
Vanderpool-
Wallace
She will make a
splash in her freshman
year at Auburn Uni-
versity, but Vander- .
pool-Wallace will go "*'
on and compete at a
high level at the World
Championships as
well.
Waltia Rolle
Having signed a letter of intent to
play for the University of North Car-
olina, Rolle will make a successful tran-
sition as a Tar Heel. She will be a key
assess to the women's national team
when they start their process on the
road to the 2012 Olympics. Merry
Christmas to all.























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Tennis Invitational that was held at
the beginning of the month at Atlantis
on Paradise Island.
At age 37, Knowles said he and 34-
year-old Bhupathi have one goal in
mind as they look ahead to their future
and that is to remain healthy.
"I got a knee injury at the US Open,
which kind of stopped our progress in
that event when we were playing well
and so it seemed like in a lot of the
big tournaments last year, we had a
lot of injuries," Knowles pointed out..
"We are both advancing in age obvi-,
ously, so a lot of those things could


creep up. But we focused a lot on our
fitness and maybe it was just bad tim-
ing. But we're traveling with a physio-
therapist, so we just hope to improve
the more we play together."
Knowles and his wife Dawn and
their two sons are spending the Christ-
mas holidays here at home. He intends
to get a lot of rest, but will also practice
to keep sharp.
On January 3, he is scheduled to
leave for India where he and Bhupathi
are to play in the Chennal Open Tour-
nament during the first week of the
new year.
From there, they will go on to Syd-
ney, Australia, where they will play in
the Medibank International just before
the Australian Open, the first Grand
Slam for the year that starts on January
19.
"We have a big start at the beginning
of the year," Knowles proclaimed. "So
it's a little bit of a transition coming
off a five week break and kind of wind-
ing down.
"But it's always nice coming off a
big season, but we have two tourna-
ments to prepare before we get ready
for the Australian Open."
Hopefully during the holidays,
Knowles said .he intends to take in
some of the junkanoo festivities on
Bay Street. But his main focus will be
on making sure that he is prepared for
his second season with Bhupathi.


Second time around:


Different Dolphins


face the Jets


* By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Associated Press Writer
DAVIE, Florida (AP) When
the Miami Dolphins missed tackles,
blew coverages and ended their final
offensive play with an interception in
their Week 1 loss to the New York
Jets, they looked a lot like the team
that went 1-15 last year.
The stigma of the sorriest season
in Dolphins history was still fresh,
and they struggled early to shake
that embarrassment. The Dolphins
believe they're now a far different
team, and they'll need a different
result in the regular-season finale
Sunday at New York to complete
their surprising turnaround and win
the AFC East.
"I think a lot of confidence has
come," Dolphins tight end Anthony
Fasano said. "Besides personnel
change and kind of finding our iden-
tity on all sides of the ball, I think
our confidence and our attitude
going in there now is expecting to
win instead of hoping to win."
As often happened in 2007, the
Dolphins found comfort in coming
close.
A frantic rally came up short when
Chad Pennington's pass was inter-
cepted in the end zone with 5 sec-
onds left as the Jets won 20-14 in
Brett Favre's debut for them. Miami
had all the makings of that kind of
team a year ago, yielding long pass-
ing plays with broken coverages,
including a 22-yard touchdown
heave by Favre on fourth-and-13
that somehow landed in Chansi
Stuckey's hands.
These new Dolphins (10-5) are
surprisingly efficient. They have won
four straight games and eight of their
last nine. They have only 11
turnovers, one fewer than the single-
season record set by the 1982 Chiefs.
And they are a win away from their
first playoff berth in six seasons.
Even though they haven't won at
New York (9-6) since 2003, the Dol-
phins believe they're the better team
now.
"Honestly, without taking any-
thing away from the Jets, we felt like
we lost that game," cornerback
Andre Goodman said. "They did
what they had to do in terms ofanak-
ing the plays; the fluke play that was,
in the end zone and then the first
play was just a boneheaded play on


my part. You take away a couple
plays in that game and we're on top
of that game."
The compelling subplot from that
first meeting has only thickened.
Pennington, jettisoned from New
York in August to make room for
Favre, can get revenge against his
former team and the man who took
his job. The Jets need a win and a
loss by New England or Baltimore to
make the playoffs.
The aftershocks of Pennington's
release have had five months to sim-
mer down, and though emotions will
be running wild again Sunday, the
Dolphins believe the former New
York quarterback will keep his cool.
"The thing that I think is different
is we've already been down that road
and already done that, so there was
already this whole hoopla about
Chad and the Jets and all that good
stuff," Dolphins coach Tony Sparano
said. "This is about something com-
pletely different now."
Playing
Playing in the long, dark shadow
cast by the lowly 2007 Dolphins, the
opener was also a first take for most.
The new Bill Parcells-led regime
had just overseen the biggest organi-
zational shake-up in decades, with 45
new players among the 81-man ros-
ter when training camp began. It was
the first time using new offensive
and defensive schemes.
And it was also Sparano's first
game as a head coach since he led
the University of New Haven a
decade ago.
The Dolphins still had much to
learn about themselves.
"In the first Jets game, I had no
idea about a lot of things," Sparano
said.
With a victory this week the Dol-
phins will tie the 1999 Colts, who
went from 3-13 to 13-3, for the only
10-game improvements ever in the
NFL. It's a chance to show just how
much has changed since last year -
and perhaps more so since that
opening loss to the Jets.
"It couldn't have set up any better,
I don't think," Goodman said.
"When we came in at the beginning
of the season and you would've told
us this is how it was going to line up,
every guy in the locker room
would've signed on for it."


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Loss to Raiders denies


Texans 1st winning season

* By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans followed up
their best game of the year with their worst.
The Texans lost 27-16 to the lowly Oakland Raiders
on Sunday, a week after beating AFC South champion
Tennessee. The loss snapped a franchise-record four-
game winning streak and made earning their first ever
winning season impossible.
Now the best Houston can hope for is matching last
season's 8-8 record with a win over Chicago in next Sun-
day's season finale.
For a team long out of playoff contention, the loss
leaves the Texans with very little motivation for the Bears
game.
But coach Gary Kubiak is confident the Texans will
bounce back.
"I expect our team to be up every week," he said.
"That's the National Football League. You play a lot of
games. It's very emotional week to week."
Houston has had an up and down season, starting 0-4
before winning three straight. The Texans then lost three
in a row before the four game winning streak.
"We have to learn how to keep the winning streak
going," Andre Johnson said. "This is a step back, but we
can't hang our heads. We have to learn from it."
Johnson followed his career-high 207 yards receiving
against the Titans with two receptions for 19 yards on
Sunday. The Texans inexplicably threw to the NFL's lead-
ing receiver only once in the first three quarters.
"Naturally, there are calls made to get him the ball and
to get him more involved," Kubiak said. "Coverages dic-
tated that we go some other places with the ball."
Kubiak partially blamed the lack of receptions on an
overall poor performance by his team.
"Part of not playing well is Andre's part of that, the
(offensive) line's part of that, the quarterback's (part of
that)," he said. "We're all part of that. So naturally he did-
n't touch the ball enough yesterday for us to win. So, it's
disappointing for all of us."
Johnson not getting the ball was far from Houston's
only problem against Oakland.
The Texans gave up a punt return for a touchdown in the
third quarter and let the Raiders grab an onside kick in the
first. In the fourth, offensive lineman Chester Pitts' 15-yard
penalty for swinging at an Oakland player forced Houston
to settle for a field goal after getting inside the 10-yard line.
"It cost us a touchdown possibly right there," Kubiak.
said. "So, you can't do that. You hurt your football team.
You lose your composure for a second and whether you
got hit or not, it doesn't matter."
Still, the Texans had a chance to cut the lead to one score
with about eight minutes remaining.
Amobi Okoye sacked JaMarcus Russell and forced a
fumble which the Texans recovered on the 14. Steve Sla-
ton ran for eight yards on first down and one' yard on sec-
ond down, but two straight throws to Kevin Walter in the
end zone fell incomplete.
Kubiak defended his decision to go for it on fourth
down.
"I'd still go for it and naturally I'd call a different play,",
he said. "Just the momentum of the football game and the
way the day had went, we were looking for a spark for our
football team."'


Gould kicks still-in-it



Bears past Packers in OT


* By RICK GANO
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) The
coldest home game in Chicago
Bears history rightfully came
against the Green Bay Packers.
The Bears, still in contention
for the playoffs, were being out-
played by a Packers team that
had already been eliminated
from the postseason a week ear-
lier.
"I understand why we were
getting booed. We hadn't really
shown up at all, but you have to
play two halves," Bears coach
Lovie Smith said.
That's what the Bears did
Monday night, turning the cat-
calls into cheers and what looked
like a loss into a victory.
Alex Brown blocked a field
goal near the end of regulation
and Robbie Gould kicked the
game-winner in overtime for a
20-17 victory that keeps the
Bears in the running for the
playoffs.
"We were saying on the side-
lines that we have to block it. I
got through pretty good, but I
didn't really think that was going
to happen. You just go as hard
as you can and see if you can get
a hand up and hopefully you can
get it," said Brown, who blocked
Mason Crosby's 38-yard attempt
with 18 seconds left and the
game tied at 17.
The Bears (9-6), who stayed
in contention for the NFC North
title over the weekend when
Atlanta beat Minnesota, rallied
from a 14-3 halftime deficit to
win their third straight.
"We weren't running the ball.
We weren't throwing the ball.
We just weren't playing well at
all. We just said, 'This is our sea-
son. It's coming down to this.
And if we don't do anything,
we're done," quarterback Kyle
Orton said.
But they're not. If the Bears
win at Houston next Sunday and
the Vikings lose at home to the
Giants, Chicago will capture the
division. Minnesota holds the
tiebreaker over the Bears, so if


CHICAGO BEARS running back Matt Forte (right) carries the ball past Green
Bay Packers defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (left) during the fourth quarter of
Monday's game at Soldier Field in Chicago...
(AP Photo: Jim Prisching)


both teams win on Sunday, the
Vikings are in.
But Chicago is still alive for a
wild-card berth, too.
Orton completed a 17-yard
pass to Greg Olsen and a 15-
yard penalty on Green Bay's
Aaron Rouse for a horse collar
tackle gave the Bears the ball at
the Green Bay 35 in overtime. A
third-down pass of 14 yards to
Matt Forte got it to the Green
Bay 20 to set up the winning kick
- Gould's second straight
game-winner in overtime.
"You know it's going to be
chilly, the ground is going to be
hard. You've just got to go out


there and do .your job. There's
no excuses for missing," Gould
said.
The kickoff temperature at
Soldier Field was 2 degrees,
making it the coldest home game
in Bears' history since records
started being kept in 1963. The
wind chill was 13 below, the sec-
ond-lowest in recorded team
annals, so the longtime rivals
known for their ability to play
in cold weather were tested by
the elements.
Green Bay (5-10) dominated
the first half, but lost its fifth
straight after routing the Bears
37-3 at Lambeau Field in mid-
.jj


November.
"It's disappointing. It's tough.
It's frustrating," Green Bay
quarterback Aaron Rodgers said
after completing 24 of 39 passes
for 260 yards with two first-half
TD passes that built the 14-3
lead.
Forte's 3-yard TD run with
3:11 left lifted the Bears into a
tie. The score came one play
after Forte made a first down on
a fourth-and-2 run.
But on the ensuing kickoff,
Green Bay's Will Blackmon
returned a short kick 32 yards
and a personal foul on Chicago's
Adrian Peterson for tackling
Blackmon out of bounds put the
ball on the Bears 35.
Rodgers' third down pass of
9 yards to James Jones gave the
Packers a first down at the Bears
24 with two minutes left.
The Packers handed off to
Ryan Grant to run down the
clock, moving to the 20 to set up
Crosby's potential game-winner.
"I just didn't finish my end of
the deal," Crosby said.
The Bears sputtered and were
outgained 221-48 in the first two
quarters as their playoff hopes
were on the verge of evaporating
into the cold air before they
regrouped.
Forte, who had only 20 yards
rushing through the first three
quarters, broke off a 28-yard run
to the Packers 23 late in the final
quarter. Forte had two more car-
ries to give Chicago a first down
at the 12. Two more runs by
Forte and a pass to Devin Hester
left the Bears with a fourth-and-
2 from the Packers 4 with just
under four minutes left. Forte
just got the first down and the
Bears were able to tie it.
Chicago got a break on its first
possession of the third quarter
when Brad Maynard's punt hit
Green Bay's Jarrett Bush, who
was blocking on the play, and
the Bears' Jason Davis recov-
ered at the 27.
Three plays after a 21-yard
pass to Desmond Clark, Orton
hit Olsen on a 3-yard TD pass,
making it 14-10


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* By The Associated
Press
SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, December 24
No games scheduled
STARS
Monday
Jameer Nelson, Magic,
scored 22 points and had sev-
en assists to help Orlando rout
Golden State 113-81.
Yao Ming and Aaron
Brooks, Rockets. Yao had 24
points and 16 rebounds and
Brooks tied his career high
with 22 points as Houston
won its season-high fourth
straight, 114-91 over New Jer-
sey.
Kobe Bryant, Lakers,
scored 36 points and keyed a
late rally to help Los Angeles
snap a two-game losing streak
with a 105-96 victory over
Memphis.
Nene and Chauncey
Billups, Nuggets. Nene scored
19 points and had 11
rebounds, Billups added 19
points and 10 assists, and Den-
ver overcame the absence of
Carmelo Anthony to beat
Portland 97-89.
Chris Bosh, Raptors,
scored 18 of his 31 points in'
the fourth quarter to help
Toronto hold off the Los
Angeles Clippers 97-75.
ELBOWED OUT
The Denver Nuggets hope
Carmelo Anthony's sore right
elbow will not sideline him for
an extended period. Anthony
said he has two bone spurs -
one in each elbow and the
team hopes resting him for a
week will help. He missed
Monday's 97-89 win over
Portland and will sit against
the Trail Blazers on Tuesday
in the back end of a home-
and-home. Anthony will also
miss Friday's home game
against Philadelphia. He's
been hampered by the injury
since training camp.
DIAGNOSIS: SURGERY
A doctor recommended
surgery for Los Angeles Lak-
ers guard Jordan Farmar, who
hurt his left knee last week.
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lateral meniscus. The team
said Farmar has not decided
whether to have surgery, and
it's unclear how long he will
be out. The former UCLA
star was averaging 7.9 points
and 2.4 assists in nearly 20
minutes backing up Derek
Fisher.
1 BILLION WATCHING
The matchup between Chi-
nese Olympians Yao Ming
and Yi Jianlian was televised
to China live by the nation's
largest network. The Nets dis-
tributed about 40 credentials
to international members of.
the media. Yao had 24 points
and 16 rebounds while Yi had
just 10 points as the Houston
Rockets beat New Jersey 114-
91.
COMEBACK KOBE
The Los Angeles Lakers
trailed Memphis,93-88 with
3;08 left but closed the game
on a 17-3 run, including 10
points from Kobe Bryant in a
105-96 victory.
SWING
Tony Parker committed five
turnovers in the first 10 min-
utes but overcame the rough
start by scoring 18 points to
lead San Antonio to a 101-85
victory over Sacramento ...
Portlard's Brandon Roy, who
scored 52 points against
Phoenix on Thursday, was
held to just eight in a 97-89
loss to Denver.
STAT
Orlando routed the War-
riors 113-81 and improved to
15-1 this season when scoring
1i00 points or more.
SPEAKING
"If you look at the lineup
we had in there, Chris was
going to be the focal point.
'We didn't really have a lot of
points on the floor, but I said,
'It doesn't matter. We're giv-
ing the ball to Chris, and they
can't stop him.'"
Raptors interim coach
Jay Trian6 after Chris Bosh
scored 18 of his 31 points in
.the fourth, quarter of Toron-
'o's 97-75 win over the Los
.ngeles Clippers


Bryant scores 36 to help



Lakers end 2-game skid


* By The Associated Press
KOBE Bryant wasn't about
to let the Los Angeles Lakers
lose a third straight game.
Bryant scored 36 points and
keyed a laterally to help the
Los Angeles Lakers snap a two-
game skid with a 105-96 victory
over the Memphis Grizzlies on
Monday night.
The Lakers trailed by fi e'
with 3:08 left, but closed the
game on a 17-3 run,; including 10
points from Bryant. V
"We know what we want to
do," Bryant said of the Lakers'
late play against the young Griz-
zlies. "For a young team, they.
are still kind, of searching for
what that identity is going to..
be.
'"For us, we've been 'there.,
done that. So, it's just a matter,,
of how well we executed',
In other NBA games on
Monday it was: Houston 114,,
New Jersey 91; Orlando 113,!.
Golden State 81; San Antonio
101, Sacramento"85; Toropth,
97, Los Angeles Clippeis 75;
and Denver 97, Portland 89.;
Pau Gasol hhd 15p.oints; sev-
en rebounds, and six assists in
his return to Memphis. Gasol
played six-plus seasons with the
Grizzlies before being traded
to Los Angeles in February.
Part of the trade included his
brother, Marc, going to the
Grizzlies.
"Somebody had to lose
tonight, right?" Gasol said. "I'm
happy we came out victorious
because we'needed this win
extremely bad to continue to
pursue our goals. But I'm sorry
that on the losing end were the
Grizzlies and my brother."
Gasol is the Grizzlies fran-
chise leader in 12 categories,
including points, rebounds and
blocks, and the only All-Star in
Grizzlies history (2006).
He was met with a mixture
of cheers and boos in the
pregame introductions. Later,
when the Grizzlies presented a
video tribute during a timeout,
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Magic rout the Warriors.
Nelson had 13 points and four
assists in the third quarter when
the Magic blew open a close
game with a 22-9 run on their
way to their fifth straight win.
Rashard Lewis scored 21
points and Dwight Howard
added" 11 points and 11
rebounds for the Magic, who
Held Golden State to just 31.9
percent shooting.
Jamal Crawford led the War-
riors with 18 points but was 7-
for-21 from the field.
Spurs101, Kings 85
At San Antonio, Tony Park-
er overcame five turnovers in
the'first 10 minutes with 18
pointsito lead the Spurs past the
reeling Kings.
Parker was 8-of-17 from the
'floor and added six assists in 28
Minutes as San Antonio won its i
eighth in 10 games. The Spurs
Shot 52 percent and were 7-of-'
15 from beyond the 3-point line.
Sacramento was held to 40 '
percent shooting in its fourth,i
straight loss and dropped to 2- 3
S13 on the road. 4
Raptors 97, Clippers 75 ,
At Los Angeles, Chris Bosh -
scored 18 of his 31 points in the
fourth quarter and the Raptors
snapped a five-game losing
streak.
Jermaine O'Neal added 23
points and nine rebounds for
Toronto.
Zach Randolph had 19 points
and eight rebounds for Los'
Angeles during a foul-plagued
28 minutes and left the game
with 10:44 to play after bruis-
ing his left knee in a collision
with Jake Voskuhl.
Rookie Eric Gordon also
scored 19 points for the Clip-
pers, coming off a 119-85 drub-
bing at Milwaukee that ended
S-their 2-2 road trip.
Nuggets 97, Trail Blazers 89


At Denver, Nene scored 19
> ,points and had 11 r-bounds,
KOBE BRYANT with a slam dunk for the final play aainitleMi rphi Chacey Bilps added 19
Grizzlies in the fourth quartet of Monday's game in Memphi~.Te. pom-ts and 10 assists, and the
Nuggets overcame the absence
of Carmelo Anthony.
(AP Photo: NIkI oertman) "Five players scored in double
figures for Denver, which ended
Rockets 114, Nets 91 China. a three-game losing streak.
At East 'Rutherford, N.J., With Yao clogging the lane, LaMarcus Aldridge had 20,
Yao Ming won the showdown the Rockets limited the Nets to' points and Travis Outlaw had
with fellow Chinese Olympian a season-low 13 points.in the 15 for the Trail Blazers. Bran-
Yi Jianlian, but the smallest first quarter. Houst6n hot,58 don Roy, who scored 52 points
player on the court stole the percent for the game, including against Phoenix on Thursday,
show from the 7-footers. 9-of-19 from 3-poitt range. was held to eight.
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FROM page one
in the Bahamas.
However, the flight disap-
peared from radar screens
shortly after making a dis-
tress call.
It was alleged to have tak-
en off from the Turks and
Caicos before vanishing, but
officials on the island claim
they had no record of the
plane ever landing at Provi-
dentiales.
Immigration Minister
Branville McCartney told
The Tribune yesterday that
his department is looking
into this and other matters
regarding people using the
Bahamas as a transit point.
"I would like to discour-
age people from doing the
foolishness at the airport,"
he said. "We are doing our
part in terms of the appre-
hensions and the repatria-
tions, but yet we have per-
sons who are still facilitat-
ing this and bringing people
in through the front door,
which are our airports."
According to the Domini-
can online news source


DiarioLibre.com, the Crim-
inal Investigations Depart-
ment of the Dominican
Republic's National Police
are actively pursuing a per-
son they know as "Mike",
who was reportedly waiting
to receive the Dominican,
passengers when they
arrived in the Bahamas.
And several person have
been arrested in connection
with the smuggling ring.
Calls to National Securi-
ty Minister Tommy Turn-
quest were not returned up
to press time yesterday.
A second online Domini-
can news source domini-
cantoday.com contends
that the Dominican Consul
in the Bahamas confirmed
that such flights were leav-
ing the Caribbean island,
bound for the Bahamas then
Florida, every 15 days and
that the US Embassy is
aware of the situation.
However, according to the
US Embassy in the
Bahamas, its staff are not
aware of the situation.
Mr McCartney said this
kind of thing (human smug-
gling) has been going on for


far too long and has to stop.
"I'm asking persons to
stop what they are doing,
especially through the air-
ports, because we will come
down on them," he said.
"We are working on
things regarding people
being brought in through
the airports.
"Usually I have asked per-
sons if they are not from
here to do the right thing
and leave and then right
after that we start appre-
hending," he said.
According to Mr McCart-
ney the public has been
helpful in thwarting this
' kind of smuggling.
"If it weren't for the pub-
lic's assistance we would
have been handicapped," he
said.


Two questioned in


connection with


shootingdeath

FROM page one
While a motive for the killing has not been determined, a police
source said Zilma's house was shot at and torched the day of his
murder.
"Some fellas were looking for him, didn't find him and fired
shots at his house and lit it afire. He wasn't there and he got word
that his house was on fire and approached his home, and that's
when they accosted him," said the source. "His family is saying he
wasn't a trouble maker, always into community involvement and
very active. He was a body-builder who represented the Bahamas
and someone who got in no problems. If anything he was like a
mediator and trying to part fights."
According to earlier reports, around 5 pm Monday an argu-
ment broke out in 'The Mud' between two men believed to be of
Haitian descent. One of the men was killed at the scene by a single
bullet.
On Monday police indicated that the investigation would be a
challenge as inhabitants of the community are often reluctant to
assist police. But a police source on the island said that was not the
case with this murder as a number of witnesses came forward.
The source also dispelled a common misconception that the
area is prone to violence.
"I wouldn't come out and say it's a violent area, but it has its share
of problems. We do encounter times when persons are afraid or
reluctant to come to the police with information because they
don't have proper status but that wasn't the case with this (mur-
der)," said the source.
Zilma's murder is the second on Abaco for the year and the 73rd
for the country.
Last month, Abaco resident Dion 'Brendan' Strachan, 25, was
shot by gunmen who robbed the family owned M and R food-
store.

Anger as BEC work holds up traffic
FROM page one
When I get there, what do I find? A blue and white truck with
a crane on it blocking up the road, while a guy fiddles with
one of those lights.
"Today of all days, you would think they would find a sensi-
ble time to do this like maybe at night when all shops close, or
early tomorrow morning, when no one is out and about yet."
The Tribune attempted to contact BEC senior officials for
comment last night, but none was available up to press time.

The menorah decoration

removed from Rawson Square
'will not be replaced'


FROM page one
Deveaux said.
BEC general manager
Kevin Basden told The Tri-
bune on December 12 that the
menorah would be reinstated
on Bay Street.
But when no action was tak-
en, Christian pastors with
respect for the Jewish tradi-
tion called on BEC on Mon-
day to replace the menorah in
Rawson Square.
However, their efforts were
in vain as calls to replace the
menorah will not be answered.


Total Discount Now 40%


"It should not have got to
this," the Minister said. "We
didn't intend for it to be a cos-
mopolitan .expression of
Judeo-Christian religion, it
was an effort to restore the
traditional Christmas decora-
tions to some kind of splen-
dour.
"The religious leaders
inflamed over this could do a
lot to assuage the feelings of
the Jewish community by
showing them peace and love
in their communities if they
feel this is an expression of
anti-semitism, because on the
government's side it isn't."


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CLARKS has
announced the
release of a limited edition
shoe to mark the 25th
anniversary of the launch of
'Nature' originally 'Nature
Veldt' a model that has
been very popular in the
Bahamas.
The company said 'Nature'
pioneered a number of inno-
vations, "and set a bench-
mark in footwear design and
technology that endures to
this day."
'Nature' was one the first
shoes to have 'Air Comfort'.
Using channels hidden in the
midsole, this feature helped
air to circulate, cooling the
foot and absorbing shocks.
Now known as 'Active Air'
the underfoot cushioning is
still widely used in Clarks
shoes.
Clarks said the construc-
tion of the shoe, combined a
polyurethane sole with cor-
ner stitching to create a casu-
al shoe that is light and easy
on the foot.
Since 'Nature' made its
debut, Clarks have sold an
estimated two million pairs
worldwide, and expect at
least another 60,000 pairs to
be sold in developing mar-
kets, including Germany,
China, the UK, the Middle
East and Asia, over the
spring and summer of 2008
alone.
To commemorate the 25th
anniversary of 'Nature',
Clarks are producing a limit-
ed edition of the shoe. Avail-
able in black, tan and ebony
- the three original colours -
and made from premium
leather and soft, supple
nubuck, the shoes will fea-
ture sheepskin linings as well
as bronze Clarks branding
and lace tips.
Each pair will also be
stamped with its own unique,
limited edition number. The
specially designed shoe box
will contain further com-
memorative items a shoe
care kit, shoe bag and key
ring.
G R Sweeting is the only
authorised retailer of Clarks
shoes for men, women and
children in the Bahamas. A
selection of Clarks shoes can
be found in all of the Shoe
Village locations as well as in
the Clarks store in Marathon
Mall.
For decades now, Clarks
has been the most popular
brand of shoe for school chil-
dren in the Bahamas.


Officials: Girl is

fatally shot at her

grandmother's
FORT MEADE, Fla.
AUTHORITIES say a 10-
year-old girl has been shot to
death by an 11-year-old boy at
her grandmother's home in
central Florida, according to
Associated Press.
The Polk County Sheriff's
Office says the shooting hap-
pened shortly after 2 p.m.
Tuesday at a home in Fort
Meade. A 10-year-old girl and
three other children were in a
room when she was shot once.
The child was pronounced
dead at the scene.
Her name was not immedi-
ately released.
A spokeswoman with the
sheriff's office says an 11-year-
old boy, who was at the home
for Christmas, appears to be
the shooter. Authorities could
not say what his relationship
was to the child and have not
yet determined if it was an
accident.


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BISX stocks likely



'flat at best' in '09


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


mance from
stocks listed on
the Bahamas
International
Sec ur iti es
Exchange
(BISX) is the
Best investors
canhope for in
2009, a leading
financial ana-
lyst told Tribune Business yes-
terday, and added that more
Bahamian capital market
"breadth and depth" was need-
ed to combat its current ineffi-
ciency.
Kenwood Kerr, Providence
Advisors' chief executive, when
asked about the BISX All-
Share Index's likely perfor-
mance in 2009, said: "I think
'flat' is the best experience you
could look for. Demand is going
to slow, and will continue to
tighten.
"I don't think you can expect
more from the market than for
it to be flat, and tread water.
You might see some recovery
in the latter part of 2009, but if
the economic situation becomes
more protracted and deeper,
you will have more selling on
the retail side. That shows the
extent to which people depend
on dividend income and their
need for cash."
While the BISX All-Share
Index had outperformed most
major stock market indices
worldwide during 2008, Mr
Kerr-sai'd-q really can't see any
significant upside or where the
demand for shares will come
from. People are shifting strat-
egy to capital preservation and
income, so I don't see how
Bahamian stocks can do better
than flat in 2009.


Market 'inefficiency'
may exacerbate
performance

"The US is at least six-nine
months away from any mean-
ingful recovery, and it could be
into 2010 when you're looking
at recovery here."
With Bahamian investors,
especially on the retail side, tak-
ing flight towards fixed income
instruments such as bonds, pref-
erence shares and government-
registered stock, which are per-
ceived to be safer and offer a
guaranteed rate of return in a
volatile market, Mr Kerr
acknowledged there were buy-
ing opportunities for sophisti-
cated investors with long-term
horizons.
These institutional investors,
he explained, could scoop up
significantly under-valued
stocks sold by fellow share-
holders who were desperate to
raise cash. "Any price com-
pression could lead to institu-
tions coming back into the mar-
ket to pick up undervalued
stocks," Mr Kerr said.
,Among the stocks he expects
to fare best amid the current
economic turmoil are those pro-
viding necessity goods.
Food/grocery retail groups, such
as Abaco Markets, and life
insurance stocks FamGuard
Corporation and Colina Hold-
ings were well-placed to with-
stand the long-term decline, but
banking stocks the sector that
accounts for the greatest share
of BISX's market capitalisation,
FirstCaribbean enjoying a 42
per cent share alone were like-
ly to be impacted by a down-
turn in credit demand and
increased loss provision associ-
SEE page 6B


Report urges more 'in kind'

mitigation by Bimini Bay


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ECONOMIC and social ben-
efits have been the. main
'returns' provided by the Bimi-
ni Bay Resort to compensate
islanders for "permanent losses'
of resources and ongoing envi-
ronmental impacts", a report
submitted to the Government
by its consultants has found.
In its assessment on the con-
troversial resort project, Black
& Veatch said "most of the mit-
igation" for the resort's envi-
ronmental impact had come
from the social, economic and
community benefits provided
to Bimini, along with the pro-
ject's environmental manage-
ment practices.
Black & Veatch suggested:
"Mitigation for permanent loss-
es can be provided 'in kind' by
establishing preserves where the
same or similar species and
habitats are created, and spared
from impacts or destruction
from future development
through conservation mea-
sures."
To achieve such 'like-for-like'


compensation, Black & Veatch
said RAV Bahamas, the Capo
Group subsidiary developing
Bimini Bay; had offered to
transfer the title to 153 acres of
its land to the Government.
This area, consisting of man-
groves and tidal flats, and situ-
ated around Bimini's Easter
Key and East Creek tracts,
could be used for a reserve,
such as the Government's pro-
posed Marine Protection Area
(MAP).
But Black & Veatch recom-
mended an assessment be per-
formed to determine whether
the 153-acre site was suitable
for these habitats, with the find-
ings likely to confirm "whether
in-kind mitigation of impacts
from Phase One, as well as any
future Phase Two resort devel-
opment, could be reasonably
achieved by the proposed
exchange".
Nevertheless, Black &
Veatch said Bimini Bay had
"produced several positive
socioeconomic impacts and ben-
eficial contributions to the resi-
dents and community of north
Bimini".
Infrastructure improvements
had improved the quality of life
on north Bimini while, in turn,
RAV Bahamas had moved to
fulfil its commitment to supply
all residences and businesses on
the island with potable water
from Bimini Bay's reverse
osmosis plant.
Construction of a five-acre
lighted recreational complex for
Bimini residents was also near-
ing completion as at mid-sum-
mer 2008, while RAV Bahamas
had also purchased a fire fight-
ing truck for the island that, at
the time the report was pro-
duced, only required Customs
clearance.
Black & Veatch added that
RAV Bahamas had donated
paint to 60 residences and busi-
nesses on north Bimini, had
sponsored the clean-up of aban-
doned cars and a barge, and had

SEE page 8B


Wireless provider seeks



$6m for 'Triple Play' bid


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


Bethel's Nassau-based Mo
taque Group is current
JLseeking to raise $6 millic
from a private placement to finance tU
build-out of wireless infrastructure, whi
will allow it to target niche markets wi
a "triple play" bundle of services deli
ered via the Internet.
Tribune Business can reveal that I
Solutions International (IPSI), of which
Mr Bethel is a director, is targeting ti
resort/hotel and gated community mark
for its product, which will provide vide


New company targeting hotel/resort and gated community niche
with bundle of video, games and VoIP delivered via Internet
Contract in place with Baker's Bay, and January close will see start
enn on infrastructure build-out, with Caribbean also target
ly Aim for 'eight-digit' revenues by year five, and 20-50 jobs created initially
he Company has links to Owen Bethel's Montaque Group


ch
th
v-

IP
ch
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on-demand (VOD), video games and
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) ser-
vices to their clients and residents.
IPSI, a well-placed source told Tribune
Business, already has an agreement to
supply its 'triple play' bundle to Discovery
Land Company's Baker's Bay Golf &
Ocean Club project in Abaco, although


the provision of these services will be
subject to regulatory approval.
IPSI is seeking to raise the $6 million it
requires via a private placement that clos-
es in January. The offering is private, and
targeted at selected investors such as insti-

SEE page 6B


Bahamas per capital GDP off 0.3% in 2008


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas is likely to see real per
capital gross domestic product (GDP)
decline by 0.3 per cent for 2008, a Wall
Street credit rating agency warned yester-
day, with a further 0.4 per cent decline in
this indicator pointing to this nation as "lag-
ging behind" all other nations with a similar
credit rating.
Standard & Poor's (S&P), in its full coun-
try report on the Bahamas' sovereign cred-
it rating, said the Bahamas' small, service-
export oriented economy, and over-reliance
on the US, was "becoming a more pro-


* S&P predicts further drop in 2009, with nation lagging
peers on GDP per person growth from 2003-2007
* Unemployment likely to rise to 13% in 2009, almost double 2006
total, with Atlantis occupancies off 50% for first three months


nounced credit weakness".
"Reflecting its narrow base and close
economic links with the US, the Bahamian
economy grew by a mere 0.3 per. cent a
year on average on a per capital basis from
2003 to 2007, behind that of all peers and
less than the 'A' median of 4 per cent,"
S&P said.
"The lagging performance is attributable,


in part, to the negative impact of adverse.
weather conditions to which the Bahamas,
like other Caribbean islands, is susceptible;
a lacklustre tourism arrival performance
over the past few years; competitive pres-
sures on the tourism industry; and slow
progress on structural reform."

SEE page 7B


TRIFOR group eases tension in workplace -


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor,
TENSION between Bahami-
an employers and
employees/trade unions has not
increased as a result of the eco-
nomic downturn and mass lay-
offs affecting the hotel indus-
try, the Bahamas Employers
Confederation's (BECon) pres-
ident told Tribune Business, the
Government-sponsored TRI-
FOR committee having helped
to ease this.
Brian Nutt said the tripartite


committee, which sees govern-
ment, employer and employee
representatives meeting around
the same table on a regular
basis, had helped to "create a
lot more trust than there used to
be" between the three sides
"that has prevented tension
from escalating".
When asked by Tribune Busi-
ness whether tension between
employers and employees had
increased as a result of recent
lay-offs, with the redundancy
trend likely to spread beyond
the hotel industry as the


Bahamian economy weakens,
Mr Nutt replied: "Not really.
"I think there is a bit of ten-
sion out there, but I think it's
coming from everyone. I don't
think it's aimed specifically at
employers from employees. I
know a lot of employers are
tense now, wondering what's
going to happen with their busi-
nesses, and if their going to sur-
vive the downturn
"Any tension is as a result of
the economic situation. I think
most workers are realising that
the economic recession we are


in is not caused by any employ-
er or employee in the Bahamas.
This is a worldwide phenome-
non we are being caught up in."
Mr Nutt said that as a result
of the economic downturn, the
potential Employment Act
reforms and other labour legis-
lation amendments that TRI-
FOR had been examining were
"all on the backburner. There
are other things being looked
at right now, rather than push-
ing labour legislation.

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IA By CARA BRENNEN-
'BETHEL,
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamas is set to
receive a much-needed finan-
cial boost next month when a
cruise full of passengers headed
to Washington DC for the inau-
,guration of President-elect
.^Barack Obama makes a half-
iday call into Nassau.
It is estimated that as many
s four million people will flock
o Washington for the historic
event, which makes finding
accommodations now almost


an impossibility.
According to the Miami Her-
ald, a group of Florida Obama
volunteers has organised the
"Yes We Can 2009 Inaugura-
tion Cruise," chartering the 500-
room Imperial Majesty's MV
Regal Empress for eight days
to sail from Port Everglades,
Florida, to Baltimore, then take
charter buses to the Washing-
ton Metro for the inaugural fes-
tivities. The charter is costing
$1 million.
The Bahamas will benefit
from the charter, because the
MV Regal Empress is a for-
eign-flagged vessel and has to


satisfy certain US legal require-
ments.
Under federal law, a foreign-
flagged vessel cannot dock in
two US ports without also vis-
iting a foreign port, hence the
Nassau call.
The ship has room for 1,100
passengers.
So far, about 200 people have
signed up for the cruise. That
includes about 50 volunteers,
who are getting a discounted
rate of about $1,100 a person.


Non-volunteer rates start.
around $1,900 per person.
Organisirs said they are also
looking for sponsors for the
cruise to defray the cost for
some passengers.
Along with the overnight stay
in Baltimore with a gala the
night of January 19, passengers
will receive transportation to
the Washington metro for the
January 20 inaugural events
and enjoy all the onboard
amenities.


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more focus is being placed on
how we survive through these
tough economic times. I'm sure
that as we come out of the
recession, more focus will be
placed on other things.
"But looking at legislation.
and wholesale changes in labour
law is not on the agenda. I don't
see that being on the agenda
right now. It's shifted to one of
putting in as much precautioll-
ary stuff ,' possible with social
services right now, making it so


new legislation." .
The BECon president,
though, said that "a lot more
clarity" would be required "in
the coming weeks and months
as to what's going on, so that
we can all be on the same page
as to what's happening in the
world of work.
"Ithink we're very chal-
lenged, and many different busi-
nesses out there are being
affected. There's less money out
there."


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NOTICE


CAMILA SHIPPING LTD.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act 2000,
notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company has been dissolved and struck off the
Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution
issued by The Registrar General on the 12th day of
December, A.D., 2008.

Dated the 22nd day of December, A.D., 2008.

Dayrrl Butler
Liquidator of
CAMILLA SHIPPING LTD.


Legal Notice
NOTICE
TUNHUA NORTH LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of November 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
NUILITE INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
TULIP GROUP
HOLDINGS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 18th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
LIMERICK CO. LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named


Wyndham celebrates $2m pool renovation


The Wyndham Nassau
Resort has celebrated the com-
pletion of a $2 million renova-
tion that upgraded its pool and
beach experience.
Highlights of the Tropical
Difference are the band stand in
the rocks, and 25-foot dance
floor in the middle of the pool.
A 400-foot oceanfront board-
walk has been built on
turquoise waters, complete with
three thatch covered gazebos,
ideal for island-style weddings.
The Tropical Difference uses
bamboo and thatch roofs on the
boardwalk and new restaurant
and bar, the Tiki Hut Bar &
Grill. The tropical experience
is complimented with a fresh
fruit daiquiri bar, Da Daq Shaq,
located on the water, which will
also be home to live entertain-
ment. I


.-




The Ministry of Tourism's director-general, Vernice Walkine, attended the official opening. Pictured during the ceremo-
nial ribbon-cutting are (from L to R) Leah R. Davis, director of community relations, Baha Mar Resorts; Jeff Humes, gen-
eral manager, Wyndham Nassau Resort; Vernice Walkine, director-general, Ministry of Tourism; Mark Hawken, director
of food and beverage and entertainment, Wyndham Nassau Resort; Debbie Neilly, front officer manager, Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort; Desiree Moxey, director of catering, Wyndham Nassau Resort; Michael Danella, director of hotel operations,
Wyndham Nassau Resort; Robert D. L. Sands, senior vice-president of administration and external affairs, Baha Mar Resorts.
(Photo: Jones Photography)


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45
of 2000), JONATHAN MORRIS CONSULTING
LIMITED is in dissolution. Mrs. Alrena Moxey is the
Liquidator and can be contacted at Winterbotham Place,
Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau Bahamas. All persons
having claims against the above-named company are required
to send their names addresses and particulars of their debts or
claims to the Liquidator before the 29th day of December,
2008.



ARENA MOXEY
LIQUIDATOR

Legal Notice
NOTICE
ALIANZA SLOPES INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
GREY CLOSING INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Bbx N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
TECHNO AGE
INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 18th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


NOTICE

The Physically Challenged
Children's Committee (PCCC)
will continue the sale of its annual
raffle tickets until January 31,
2009. All tickets purchased since
the raffle began in November will
be honored.


To contact the PCCC,
call 328-6147.


Legal Notice
NOTICE
VELCO FOUNTAIN INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 4th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
TOP ENERGY LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
RISING SUN CAPITAL
INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 18th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 18th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2008, PAGE 5B


Halbert tops at Bahamas



Realty for the sixth time


Buoyed by loyal clients and
the introduction of Multiple
Listing Service (MLS), Stuart
Halbert has walked away with
top honours this year as
Bahamas Realty's best-selling
agent for the sixth time.
"We began presenting cate-
gory awards, including one to
the top performing agent, seven
years ago and Stuart, who is one
of the hardest-working people
in the entire industry in the
country, has won it six of those
seven years," said Larry
Roberts, Bahamas Realty's
chairman and immediate past
president of the Bahamas Real
Estate Association (BREA).
"He really sets an example
with his work ethic and with the
way he relates to people."
If Mr Roberts is proud of Mr
Halbert, the latter says it is Mr
Roberts who deserves the cred-
it for relentlessly pursuing the
listing service that serves as a
registry of all available proper-
ties for participating agencies.
"MLS is very rapidly chang-
ing the, way real estate is done in
Nassau and a lot of realtors are
very grateful to Larry Roberts
for leading the charge on this,"
Mr Halbert said.
"He put in an inordinate.
amount of effort to make this
happen, along with the board
members of BREA, and now
George Damianos and William
Wong, the current president of
BREA, are carrying the torch."
MLS sharpens the tools real-
tors have at their disposal by
becoming a repository of list-
ings so every real estate agent
who is MLS-certified can see
the listing as soon as it is posted,
eliminating the need for one
agent to call all over the island
to find something that neets a
client's requirements.
"It's a very fundamental
change that shortens the sell-
er's time that a property is on
the market because it broadens
their exposure," says Mr Hal-
bert, who served as a BREA
director for four years and as


BAHAMAS Realty recently named its top performers for 2008. Pictured L to R are: David Lunn, most exclusive
listings; Pyper Parker, top leasing agent; Bahamas Realty chairman Larry Roberts, centre; broker Stuart Halbert,


CRS; and most improved agent Jason Wong...
treasurer for two years. softening, with the most notice-
"As soon as they list it, it's able change being a decline in
seen across the board. All the the mid to high-end rental mar-
realtors are looking at one focal ket.
point. By providing that focus- A nine-year veteran, Mr Hal-
ing mechanism for what's avail- bert received his award at a
able, it tends to generate quick- company dinner at Luciano's of
er response, but it helps most Chicago, where other awards
of all with properties that are were presented to David Lunn
well-priced." for securing the highest num-
With one in 10 mortgages in ber of exclusive listings; Jason
the US in arrears or foreclo- Wong for most improved sales
sure, Mr Halbert says the agent; and Pyper Parker for
Bahamian residential market the second time for the most
remains relatively strong but rentals of all agents and bro-


Notice
Notice is hereby given of the loss of Bahamas Government Registered
Stock Certificate as follow:


Stock Interest Rate Cert.No.


2007-2011 0.7500APR


Maturity Date Amount


47075 75,08


$300.00


I intend to request The Registrar to issue a replacement
certificate. If this certificate is found please write to
P.O. Box N-10004, Nassau, Bahamas


The Anglican Central Education Authority







The Anglican Central Education Authority invites applications for teaching
positions available at St. John's College and St. Anne's School on New Providence,
Bishop Michael Eldon School on Grand Bahama, and St. Andrew's Anglican
School on Exuma..


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Religious Studies
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Spanish
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Information Technology
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Physical Education
Guidance and Career Counselor
School Nurse


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an accredited. University together with a Teacher's Certificate
from an accredited Teacher's College.
Applications may be collected from the Education Department located on Sands
Road off of East Street.
Completed application forms with the requested supporting documents must
be received by the Anglican Education Department by Friday, 23rd January
2009, and must be addressed to:-
The Director of Education
Anglican Central Education Authority
P. 0. Box N656
Nassau, The Bahamas
Providing quality education in a Christian environment by developing the whole child: spiritually,
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Vedne-sdal, 24 December (Chri.stmas Eve) Office Close
Thursday, 25 December (Christmas Day) Public Holid
Friday, 26 December (Boxing Day) Public Holid


Wednesday, 31 December (New Year's Eve)
Thursday, 1I January (New Year's Day)


Office closed at1
Public Holiday


OFFICE WILL RESUME NORMAL WORKING HOURS ON
AY, 2ND JANUARY, 2008.


WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK OUR VALUED CLIENTS FS
THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND EXTEND OUR SINCERE GREETING
FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.















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Notice


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Office and Warehouse will closed 12:00 noon
December 31st 2008
And will reopen for business January 5th 2009


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Monday Friday
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2008, PAGE 5B


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PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2008 THE TRIBUNE


Wireless provider seeks $6m for 'Triple Play' bid


FROM page 1B

tutions and high-net worth indi-
viduals, so members of the pub-
lic need not apply or seek to get


involved.
Tribune Business can reveal
that once the necessary capital
is raised, IPSI will immediately
commence the build-out of its


BISX stocks likely 'flat at best' in '09


FROM page 1B
ated with borrower defaults
in their existing portfolio.
Yet with BISX stocks not
trading on fundamentals, Mr
Kerr said stock performance,
would be exacerbated in 2009
by ongoing liquidity issues
within the Bahamian capital
markets.
"The problem is that this
is an inefficient market," Mr
Kerr said. "There isn't
enough money coming in to


buy undervalued securities to
bring them to equilibrium, or
sell over-valued securities."
Often, over-valued securi-
ties were among the best div-
idend payers, and Mr Kerr
added: "If you sell them,
what else can you buy? You
can't get back in.
"We need more options.
The market needs more
breadth and depth to the vol-
ume of shares and number of
securities offered."


network, and start with between
20- 50 employees. That number
is expected to grow significant-
ly, because the company is not
just targeting the Bahamas, but
also looking to expand into the
wider Caribbean.
The source told Tribune
Business that IPSI aimed "to
provide specific services to
niche markets, not the Bahami-
an residential market at this
point, but niches like resorts
and hotels specifically, gates
communities and specific deyel-
opments. .?
"They have an arrangement
with Baker's Bay, and will pro-
vide it and other like facilities
with video-on-demand via the
Internet. There will be VoIP,
subject to regulatory approval,
and then there's also video and
non-casino games that will be


provided. It's called Triple Play,
so in one package the company
can provide all these things to
various resorts.
"They have forecasted that
',they will make revenue in the
eight digits, starting by the fifth
year."
Mr Bethel declined to com-
ment when contacted yesterday
by Tribune Business, but it is
understood that, apart from
being an IPSI director, his Mon-
taque Group is also providing
registrar and transfer agency
services for the private place-
ment and acting as the compa-
ny's corporate qvisor.
Needless to say, with Mr
Bethel on the IPSI Board, the
Montaque Group has also tak-
en a stake in the company,
along with several other part-
ners, one of whom is under-


stood to be an Abaconian.
IPSI's creation, which has
been timed to coincide with the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company's (BTC) privatization
and the likely liberalisation of
the Bahamian telecoms and
mass communications market,
in its essence aims to provide
electronic services to clients via
the Internet.
The source said that if IPSI
raised its $6 million capital tar-
get by the January offering
close, it would "launch fully" as
those funds would be available
for immediate use.
"The company is operating
already. It does have existing
customers, and is functioning
on a small scale," the source
said. "With the employment fig-
ures, because it is wireless it is
more technical, but it's looking


at somewhere in the range of
20-50 persons initially. If it
expands to other islands in the
Bahamas and the Caribbean, it
will need more.
"It will hit the Bahamian res-
idential market at some point,
when privatisation/liberalisation
allows. From the indications
that IPSI has gotten from the
hotels, there's great demand for
it. Once the product is rolled
out, there will be a significant
market for it in the residential
area, but that is currently limit-
ed to BTC and Cable Bahamas.
"The scope of the market is
not really solely the Bahamas,
but because these services are
wireless, they have the ability
to be transported and .export-
ed throughout the Caribbean,
where there is significant poten-
tial in that."


Legal Notice
NOTICE


TREMENDOUS LIGHT INC.




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



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


DE SOTO INVESTMENTS LTD.




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


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

OXIAS ASSOCIATES INC.
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
OXIAS ASSOCIATES INC. is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 3rd day of
December, 2008.

Mr. Marios Georgion
(Barrister at Law)
101, 3 Kalavriton Street
1070 Nicosia
Cyprus
Liquidator


Legal Notice


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

GEO IND. CO., LTD.
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
GEO IND. CO., LTD. is in Dissolution."
The date of commencement of dissolution is the 17th day of December, 2008.



Yang, Che-Li
IF., No.152
Yen Ping N. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan
Liquidator


Legal Notice
NOTICE

FONTANA RIVER CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


ENTERPRISE GROUP LIMITED




Ni s nhereib gien at'in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ENTERPRISE GROUP LIMITED has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

OIGIHAR CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


STILL CRAZY HOLDINGS LIMITED




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


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

BLASSI JUNIV INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


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






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE


WANTAGE LTD.




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



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


BAYSHORE GARDENS INC.




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



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


ORCHID LTD.
.--- ---


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



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2008


r7 BUSINESS





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FROM page 1B

And, in a conclusion that will
surprise no one, S&P added:
"We expect [the Bahamas] eco-
nomic performance to take a
hard hit in 2008 and 2009, as
tourist arrivals decline and con-
struction activity slows."
While the Bahamas' export-
related current account receipts,
at 49 per cent of GDP, were
lower than for countries such
as Barbados and Aruba, which
had similar 'A-' and 'A2' long-
term and short-term sovereign
credit ratings, this nation's
export flows were "not diversi-
fied".
Employment
Some 60 per cent of GDP,
and over 50 per cent of .employ-
ment, in the Bahamas was
dependent on tourism, and this
"concentration is exacerbated"
by the heavy dependence on the
US as the main source of visi-


%ooin


tors, investment and trade.
S&P, updating its report to
account for the latest economic -
developments in the Bahamas,
noted that while Atlantis used
to boast average annual occu-
pancy rates of more than 85 per
cent, it had now slashed its 2009
budget forecasts to 64 per cent
occupancy.
Resort
Not
The Paradise Island resort,
S&P added, had warned that Cor
bookings for the first three the
months of 2009 were currently
50 per cent off pace with prior Arg
year comparatives/
"With many contractors and Bah
tourism workers losing their
jobs, the unemployment. rate is
rising rapidly And could reach
13 per cent in 2009, up from 7.6
per cent in 2006," S&P warned.
"The Government plans to
address the unemployment
problem through increased cap-
ital spending aimed at creating
new jobs and new unemploy-
ment benefits."


-Legal Notice
NOTICE
DIE-BSRANT
COMPANY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
CENTERVILLE GROUP INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
ROCKSPRINGS S.A.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 8th day of April 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


)er-





off


2008


Legal Notice
NOTICE
OPULENS HOLDINGS INC..
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 22nd day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Uquidator)

LegalNotie
NOTICE

NIRVANA VENTURES LIMITED


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


Legal Notice
NOTICE
ASMUNDTORP LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
PIRQUE FIRST INVESTMENT INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 15th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
JEREZ INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby give that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th ,day of- December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
MARLOW WEDER
CORPORATION
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
JUSSY INCORPORATED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CHARA STAR LTD..
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

ice is hereby given that the above-named
npany is in dissolution, which commenced-on
22nd day of October 2008. The Liquidator is
osa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-77$7 Nassau,
lamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Uquidator)


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CADIZ SHIPPING LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is'hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7767 Nassau,
Bahamas.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 19th day of December 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)







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PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2008


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that PARIS JUDITH DIANNE of FOX
HILL RD., 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 19TH day of January,
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

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

ROSBERY INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS
LTD.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8)
of the International 'Business Companies Act, No.45 of
2000, the Dissolution of ROSBERY INTERNATIONAL
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore
been struck off the Register. The date of completion of the
dissolution was the 11th day of December, 2008.


Commonwealth Of The Bahamas
In The Supreme Court
Equity Side


2008
CLE/QUI/No.01227


The Petition of NEWMANS HOLDINGS LIMITED of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:

In the matter of all that piece parcel or Lot of Land being
several Parcels of land being portions of original Crown
Grant to John Dowland (D-10) situate in the Settlement of
Hamilton's Long Island, The Bahamas and containing One
Hundred and Seventy-nine and Sixty-seven Hundredths
(1,79.671) acres and bounded NORTHWARDLY by the Sea
and running thereon Nine Hundred and Ninety-three and
Forty Hundredths Feet(993.40') EASTWARDLY partly by
land the property of Raphael Cartwright and running thereon
Four Thousand and Fifty-three and Fifty-four Hundredths
feet (4,053.54') and partly by 18 acres of land originally
granted to Archibald A. Cartwright and running thereon
Eight Hundred and Four and Twenty-five Hundredths Feet
(804.25') and partly by another portion of land the property
of The Crown and running thereon Two Thousand Eight
Hundred and Forty and Ninety-four Hundredths Feet
'(2,840.94') SOUTHWARDLY by land the property of the
Crown and running thereon One Thousand One Hundred
and Thirty and Seventy-five Hundredths feet (1,130.75')
WESTWARDLY partly by Hamilton Estate Subdivision
and running thereon Three Thousand Nine Hundred and
Ninety-seven and Twelve Hundredths feet (3,997.12) and
partly by land being the other portion of land originally
granted to John Dowland but now the property of Milton
Treco and running thereon Four Thousand Two Hundred
and Forty-six and Forty-five Hundredths feet (4,246.45).
AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE
QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393
AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION
OF NEWMANS HOLDINGS LIMITED

The Petitioner, Newmans Holdings Limited, claim to be
the owner of the fee simple estate in possession of the pieces
parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the
Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the
Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared, a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court
in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal
office hours at:-

a. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, The
Bahamas.

b. The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity
House, Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, The Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in
the said Petition shall on or before the 28th February, A.D.
2009 file in-the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners
or undersigned a Statement of Claim in the prescribed form
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any
such person to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or
before the 28th day of February, A.D. 2009 will operate as
a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, The Bahamas


FROM page 1B

provided charitable donations
of books, computers, musical
instruments and college schol-
arships to Bimini schools and
pupils.
Then there were the employ-
ment opportunities provided to
Bahamians and Biminites, with
RAV Bahamas having said in
a March 5, 2008, letter that
Bimini Bay had employed 200
Bahamians.
RAV Bahamas said in that
letter that it had hosted 15
scheduled events in 2007, and
been a major factor in enticing
some 2,300 tourists to Bimini
over the Labour Day weekend,
some 1,500 of whom stayed at
Bimini Bay.


Mean' ack & Veatch
said th r difference
between ti, .__4 and 2006 mas-
ter plans for Bimini Bay
involved the project's man-
made island. While in 2004 this
had been planned as three sep-
arate islands, covering 80.7
acres, with several marina
basins, interconnecting water-
ways and a navigation channel,
RAV Bahamas had amended
this to show just one large
island, covering 63.5 acres, in
2006.
The 2006 master plan also
made provision for 50 overwa-
ter bungalows of 2,800 square
feet each, but Black & Veatch
said that 40 fewer acres would
be impacted by the latter plan.
The consultants added that


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Legal Notice
NOTICE


Darvil Holding Ltd.
In Voluntary Liquidation
* I . , '**' ..1 . .. . .. ... . >
M.N"i t fs i crelr y gien that ist acordance ..with Sectio
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, Darvil Holding Ltd. is in dissolution as of
December 22, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated as 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.


LIQUIDATOR




Legal Notice
NOTICE


SANTOK LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, SANTOK LTD. is in dissolution as of
December 22, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated as 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.


LIQUIDATOR




LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE

MEDIA & TIME HOLDINGS CORP.



Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1.37
(8) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of MEDIA & TIME
HOLDINGS CORP., has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore
been struck off the Register. The date of
completion was November 18th, 2008.


Anthony Dupuch
Liquidator


the 2006 master plan would
reduce the total number of
phase one marina slips by 50,
from 559 to 509, although this
number would be recovered in
later phases.
The 2006 master plan would
also increase the size of the
largest yachts Bimini Bay could
accommodate from 120 to 150
feet, and the mega yacht marina
increased in size from 32 to 60
slips.
Black & Veatch said the 2004
master plan had estimated that
some 2.5 million cubic yards of
material would need to be exca-
vated to make way for the
islands, and some 1.4 million
cubic yards had already been
removed! An extra 3.6 million
cubic yards were still to be exca-
vated.,
"This means that the total
amount of excavated material


will be more than double the
amount originally planned,"
Black & Veatch said.
"The increased amount is the
result of two changes the
depth of excavation is now 15
feet, as opposed to 10 to 12 feet,
and the reconfiguration of the
island has resulted in a larger"
basin.
"The additional excavation
will produce increased turbidity
over a longer period of time
than previously expected. It
appears that the modelling con-
ducted to determine impacts of
dredging was not updated to
account for the changes pro-
posed in the 2006 master plan."
Still, the consultants said the
2006 master plan involving one
island would produce a "some-
what better marine environ-
mental condition" than. the 2004
version.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that SHIRLEY JOSEPH OF MARSH
HARBOUR, ABACO, THE 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 17TH
day of DECEMBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that VANY BRUTUS of BELFOUR
AVENUE, 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 24TH day of
December, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MARCUS JOSUE OF TREASURE
CAY, ABACO, THE 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 17TH
day of DECEMBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Legal Notice
NOTICE


CRULEX MANAGEMENT LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, CRULEX MANAGEMENT LTD. is in
dissolution as of December 22, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated as 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.


LIQUIDATOR




Legal Notice
NOTICE


SOGACOM HOLDING INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, SOGACOM HOLDING INC. is in
dissolution as of December 22, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated as 35A
Regent Street, PO. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.


LIQUIDATOR


Report urges more



'in kind' mitigation



by Bimini Bay


UQUIDATOR


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US, European stocks





up despite weak





economic data


* By PAN PYLAS In the US, the Dow Jones
AP Business Writer industrial average was up 41.81
points, or 0.5 per cent, at
LONDON (A! iro- 8,561.58 while the broader Stan-
pean stock market .ided dard & Poor's index was 4.77
gains Tuesday in very nignt pre- points, or 0.6 per cent, higher
Christmas trade as Wall Street at 876.40.
opened higher despite confir- The gains on Wall Street
mation that the US economy came despite confirmation from
shrank by an annual rate of 0.5 the Commerce Department that
per cent in the third quarter of US gross domestic product, the
the year. broadest measure of economic
The FTSE 100 index of lead- health, declined at an annual
ing British shares was up 45.29 rate of 0.5 per cent in the July-
points, or 1.1 per cent, at September quarter, while cor-
4,294.45. while Germany's porate profits fell 1.2 per cent.
DAX was 49.41 points, or 1.1 The fall in GDP was unchanged
per cent, higher at 4,688.43. The from an estimate made a month
CAC-40 in France rose 25.78 ago, hence the lack of market
points, or 0.8 per cent, at reaction.
3,177.14. Of more concern to investors


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CHRISLA NORELUS of
SUNLIGHT VILLAGE, 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 18TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


Commonwealth Of The Bahamas
In The Supreme Court
Equity Side


2008
CLE/QUI/No.1306


The Petition of NEWMANS HOLDINGS LIMITED of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:

INTHE MATTER'OF all that piece parcel or Tract of
land containing 60.00 acres being a portion of Crown
Grant to Daniel McKenzie situate at the Western Tip of
the Cay known as Cistern Cay or Joel Cay Westwardly of
Jerry Wells Dock in the vicinity of Deadman's Cay in
Long Island, Bahamas and bounded
NORTHWESTWARDLY by the Sea and running thereon
Five Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty-six and Eighteen
Hundredths Feet (5,386.18') thence
NORTHEASTWARDLY by the Sea and running thereon
Six Hundred and Forty-seven and Ninety-two Hundredths
(647.92) thence SOUTHEASTWARDLY by the
remaining portion of the Crown Grant to Daniel McKenzie
and running thereon Three Thousand Eight Hundred and
Twenty-eight and Ninety-five Hundredths feet (3,828.95)
thence SOUTHWESTWARDLY by the sea and running
thereon One Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty-seven
and Fourteen Hundredths (1,627.14') and thence
WESTWARDLY by the Sea and running thereon One
Hundred and Forty-three and Eighty-one Hundredths feet
(143.81)
AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE
QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393

AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION
OF NEWMANS HOLDINGS LIMITED

The Petitioner, Newmans Holdings Limited, claim to be
the owner of the fee simple estate in possession of the
pieces parcels or lots of land herqinbefore described and
the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3
of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the
said land investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared, a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said
Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal
office hours at:-

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, The
Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO.,
Equity House, Mount Royal Avenue North
(Hawkins Hill), Nassau, The Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or
right of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the said Petition shall on or before the 28th February,
A.D. 2009 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or undersigned a Statement of Claim in the
prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a
Statement of Claim on or before the 28th day of February,
A.D. 2009 will operate as a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, The Bahamas


is how bad things will likely get
in 2009 but they are still
mostly waiting to see what Pres-
ident-elect Barack Obama does
when he enters the White
House next month.
Most forecasters doubt that
the tide of bad news can be
turned around quickly and that
is likely to prevent share prices
from rebounding.
"Assuming that the incoming
Obama administration does
enact $850 billion fiscal stimulus
package quickly, it will do lit-
tle to stop real GDP growth
from dropping like a stone in
the first half of 2009, but could
help to turn things around in
the second half and provided a
basis for sustained growth in
2010," said Nariman Behravesh,
chief economist at IHS Global
Insight.
Across the world, economic
growth is sinking fast and in
many cases going into reverse.
The British statistics office
also revealed Tuesday that the
British economy contracted by
a bigger than anticipated 0.6 per
cent in the July-September
quarter from the previous three
month period.
The figure updates the origi-
nal estimate of 0.5 per cent.
Earlier, Asian stock markets
fell as an interest rate cut in Chi-
na disappointed investors and
Toyota Motor Corp.'s profit
warning from Monday raised
concerns about the scale of the
global slump.
Investors were unimpressed
by 0.27 percentage point cut on
the benchmark one-year lend-
ing rate to 2.25 per cent, its low-
est level since February 2004.
Many had expected a half-point
cut, analysts said.
It was the fifth cut in four
months as Beijing rushes to
revive economic growth.
South Korea's Kospi retreat-
ed 35.3 points, or three per cent
,to 1,144.31, Singapore's bench-
mark lost 1.2 per cent and Aus-
tralia's key index fell 0.7 per
cent. Japan's market was closed
for a national holiday.
In China, Hong Kong's Hang
Seng Index dropped 2.8 per
cent to 14,220.79 while Shang-
hai's main index plummeted 4.6
per cent to 1,897.22 as both
markets came under pressure
after Beijing lowered a key
interest rate late Monday.
Japan's market was closed for
a public holiday.
Oil prices edged higher with
light, sweet crude for February
delivery up 37 cents to $40.28
a barrel in electronic trading on
the New York Mercantile
Exchange.
The dollar fell 0.1 per cent to
90.10 yen while the euro was
0.2 per cent higher at $1.3965.
AP Business Writers Sara


Lepro in New York and Jere-
miah Marquez in Hong Kong
contributed to this report.


TECHNOLOGY


HOLIDAY STORE HOURS:
S Office Hours During the 2008 Christmas Holiday Season:

P Wednesday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) Office Closed
Thursday, 25 December (Christmas Day) Public Holiday
,, Friday, 26 December (Boxing Day) Public Holiday

0 Wednesday, 31 December (New Year's Eve) Office closed at 3pm
q Thursday, 1st January (New Year's Day) Public Holiday

Our office will resume normal working hours on
Friday, 2nd January, 2008
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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY

A Regional General Insurance Company which has been operating successfully for more
than 40 years has opened an office in The Bahamas and is looking for a candidate to
work closely with the local Country Manager.

Prospective candidate should:

* "Have at least 5 years working experience in a General Insurance Company or a
General Insurance Agency/Brokerage
* Have General Insurance Underwriting and Claims Experience
" Have a Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII) or Diploma in Insurance (Dip CII) from
the Chartered Insurance Institute and/or pursuing the Advanced Diploma in Insurance
(ACII)
* Have at least 5,GCE '0' Levels
* Have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
* Be computer literate (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Contact Management Software
and General Insurance Software Applications)
* Have the ability to deal professionally with Agents/Brokers and Clients

Possession of any of the following attributes will bring added value:
* Being goal oriented and able to work effectively and efficiently with minimal
supervision
* Being career minded, energetic and enthusiastic

All information will be held in strict confidence.

Please e-mail CV's to: insurancecareeropportunity@gmail.com
'


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To our valued clients

Please be advised that our office will be closed at 1:00

pm on Wednesday December 24, 2008 and reopen for

business on Monday December 29, 2008.



We will also be closing at 1:00 pm on December 31,

2008 reopening for business on January 2, 2009.



AUDIT TAX ADVISORY
0 2008 KPMG, a Bahamian partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights
reserved.


NOTICE

ESSO VIETNAM INC.

N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) ESSO VIETNAM INC.is is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced
on the 22nd day of December, 2008 when its
Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Truong
Thi Thanh Huyen c/o 1 HarbourFront Place,
#07-00 HarbourFront Tower One, Singapore
098633.

Dated the 22nd dayof December, 2008.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named
Company


NOTICE


ESSO VIETNAM INC.


Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624, Nassau,
Bahamas on or before 28th day of January, A.D., 2009.
In default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.
Dated the 22nd day of December A.D., 2008.



Truong Thi Thanh Huyen
Liquidator
c/o 1 HarbourFront Place,
07-00 HarbourFront Tower One,
Singapore 098633.


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MISCELLANEOU PROPERTIESTHE TRIBUNE


MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;
outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00


Lot No.186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour
"-: tAll that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being
~-' *:i"' : 'lot # 186, of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour
...... _.,_. .' Waterways, situated in the western district of New
'.J.iL.-.'-_.A Providence. Located on this property is a single family
*, !,^ residence comprising of approximately 2,482 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with
.... ---..S closets, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living, dining, family &
-utility rooms with office (loft), the residence is also
equipped with 2-car garage with electronic doors the
land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding during heavy rainy periods.
Appraisal: $427,726.80
Take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd
right, hopkins drive, the subject property will be the 1st house on the right side painted-all white.


Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
S.. .. of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision
situated in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a structure comprising of an
4 approximately 20yr old duplex apartment comprising of
approximately 1,641 sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes
Stwo 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units, and
an approximately 9yr old one bedroom apartment building
comprising of 382 sq. ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the
land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently
S elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
-rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements
of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises.
The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES

All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft,
S.-' being lot 2525/6 of the subdivision known as Sir
.j i,--.- ......, 'v" .Lynden Pindling Estates, the said subdivision is
,l.K .situated in the southeastern district of New
K' ." .. ;' * Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised
".'. of an approximately 4 yrs old single family residence
-"' """ consisting of approximately 1,220 sq., ft of
l. l. ... enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-
..,-. :a.,- ;bathroomsliving/dining room, kitchen and utility
room. the land is on a grade and level; however
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods, the grounds are fairly kept,
with improvements including a walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.
Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout, heading north from
the roundabout, take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After
passing the convenience store, take the 1st corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders
Highway, the property is the 5th house on the left.


For conditions of sale and other information contact
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 email harry.colIie@seotiabank.com Fax 356-3851


LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLER'S HEIGHTS

.MA All that lot of land having an area of 7,500
11 10 sq. ft., being lot 12, of the subdivision known
.- ; and designated as Millar's Heights, situated
in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 25 yr old single family
S ^ .. ; i residence consisting of approximately 2,375
L i _sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms,
and kitchen apartment complex. The land is
on a grade and level arid appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs; The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps
Laundromat. Take first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue,
traveling south on London Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T,
Junction (high street) the subject building is an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.


ISLAND HARBOUR BEACH, EXUMA
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour
Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The
property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view
of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is
bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a
distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and
running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of
approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful
with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,574.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"


LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10OB situated North of
Ingraham's Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running
thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed
with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and
designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of
Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the
main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this
neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00


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Sandlewood Residence Apartment
Apartment "J" is located on lot "J". located on the subject
'"-.. property is a renovated 1-storey apartment originally
' '' ;"f about 19 yrs old. However, the.structure appears to be
'- ^"" I| in good condition & well kept. The floor area is
"approximately 611 sq ft of enclosed living space with
..... E I1-bedroom 1-bathroom, living, dining rooms, kitchen,
S. B i '..,; laundry room & closet. The land is on a grade & level;
S' however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
St disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainy periods of the year. The yard is landscaped with
boundary fencing on the sides & at the back. & has an
iron electronic swing gate at the front, with asfault driveway & walkway.
Appraisal: $132,000.00
Maintenance fees: $100.00 per month Potential income $1,200.00 per month
Traveling west on West Bay Street, turn left onto St. Albans Drive. The subject will be door "J" of
the apartment complex located on the left side opposite Sherman drive, painted pink trimmed white.


B Lot No. 181, Dorsetteville Bamboo Town
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area
of 5,000 sq ft, being lot # 181, of the subdivision
known as Dorsetteville which is situated in the
southern district of New Providence located on this
S property is an approximately 25yr old single family
residence comprising of approximately 1,162 sq ft
& consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1 -bath, kitcheri, living,
dining room & carport. The land is on a grade and
".-. level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
; to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy
rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept with
improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard has chained linked
fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $149,016.00
Traveling East Street South, turn right at porky's service station [Victoria Blvd]. Take the 4th corner on the right
(Raynell Drive) the subject property will be the 4th on the left side.Painted white trimmed light agua.


All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644
S sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision
'"i called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision,
situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island
The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building
which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There
is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on
the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room,
dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There
is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

-, Lot No. 3 Yamacraw, Beach Estates
S..... All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being
lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said
Subdivision situated in the eastern district of New
,. Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single-storey triplex building comprising of 3 units
with two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen
apartments unit and one unit being used as a barber and
i M_ beauty salon, the land is on a grade and level; however
LAM INthe site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy
periods of the year.
Appraisal: $313,016.00 '
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject
property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted white trimmed brown.


ELEUTHERA LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE
All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq.
ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the
settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera,
this site-encompasses a commercial building consisting
of a restaurant and disco that is approximately 13 yrs
old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which
'includes male & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing
rooms, dining room, commercial kitchen and storage
improvements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda,
752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back
porch. This building is central air-conditioned.
Appraisal: $490,671.00


a f ., ,,.,Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision
'"" .... All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the
ir' y ,B'S Hi1. ~subdivision known as Kennedy Subdivision
m .ji ,_ ..: r .^ ...,. situated in the southern district of New Providence,
Bahamas & having an area of approximately 4,158
Irl ..,. *iiw^ *' wa isq. ft. located on the subject property is an
q -,i approximately 30 year old single family residence
.. .comprising of approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed
living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-
bathroom, living, dining & kitchen. The land is on
a grade & level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods
Appraisal: $109,398.00


This property is situated on the western side of tlie main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly
of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.


Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO.
1, BLOCK NO. 45, SECTION E, ELEUTHERA
ISLAND SHORES


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single
story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room,
dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and
an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1 st
corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on
your right with garage.


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b
with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land
is a portion of one of the IDundas Town Crown Allotment
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the
lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt
shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length
of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and
the floors of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $265,225.00









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-- Lot No. 5, Block 20 Millar's Heights
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq, ft,
being Lot 5 block 20, of the subdivision known
,-- ~ as Millar's, the said subdivision situated in the
southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is an approximately
19 yr old single-storey duplex apartment consisting
-_ .. -. _1. of approximately 1,524 sq. ft. of enclosed living
.,_ space with two 2-bedrooms 1-bathroom, living,
-' .,-.:. dining rooms & kitchen. Ventilation is by wall air-
conditioning units in the bedrooms. Minor repairs
needed. The land is on a grade and level; however
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainyperiods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area & walking
pathway. The yard is inclosed with chain linked fencing at the back & southern sides, with low wall in
front
Appraisal: $182,536.00

Traveling west on carmichael road, go pass the intersection of faith avenue heading towards Bamboo
Shack. Take the corner opposite Bamboo Shack where washhouse is located. Heading south all the way
through, the subject property will be the 3rd on the left side after passing the 3rd corner painted yellow
trimmed green.


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HAMILTON'S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
'. situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island
S? of Long Island, and comprising of approximately 13,547
P' *- sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea
level. This site encompasses a 35yr structure. A simple
style home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom,
kitchen, living and dining room. the home however
is consisted-of 2 separate constructions; 613.60 sq. ft
of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as
electricity, water, cable and telephone.
Appraisal: $67,000.00.
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.


Lot No. B-22 Rita Pugh Estates
S-- All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,310 sq
ft, being Lot B-22 of the subdivision known as Rita Pugh
Estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of
Neiw Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property
S is an approximately 3yr old single story residence consisting
of approximately 1,200 sq ft of enclosed living space with 3-.
k o' f bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen & utility room.
':" The land is on a grade & level; however the site appears to
.'_ be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding.
'_ The property is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the sides
& back & have an incomplete wall at the front. security bars,
a wall unit air condition & a split unit air condition system are attached to the structure.
Appraisal: $175,466.30
Traveling Fox Hill Road off Prince Charles Drive heading north, take 1st comer on the left, go all the way
pass fox dale entrance, & pass freddy munning estate. Continue all the way towards Saint Augustine, take
last corner on the right & the subject property will be the 4th house on the right hand side of the road.


LOT NO. 359, ELIZABETH
ESTATES


M All that lot of land being Lot No. 359, in the
subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in
the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas &
having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located
on the subject property is a 22 year old single family
-." --", residence comprising of approximately 871 sq, ft I
L --.-. ... .. .. ,, of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, I
1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room.
The land is flat but appears to be sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is
landscaped & contains low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees
Appraisal: $123,425.00
Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates -
Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma Gibson Primary School & turn right St. Vincent Ave.
the subject property will be located on the next comer on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St. Vincent
Avenue painted all white.


Lot No. 8 Block 33, Coconut Grove Subdivision


S' All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,000,
sq ft, being Lot 8 in Block No. 33 on the plan of lots in
the subdivision known as Coconut Grove, situated in the
southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
S-"tn on this property is an approximately 35 yr. old 1 storey
\j building that has been converted into numerous apartments
--, "- consisting of approximately 1,650 sq. ft of enclosed living
space, & a 2-bedroom house at the back consisting of
approximately 365 sq. ft of enclosed living space. The
appraiser observed that the apartments are mostly 1-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, kitchen & living rooms. Some are
being used for business purposes. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly kept The yard is enclosed with a perimeter walltat the sides & back a water pump provides water
to the property.
Appraisal: $120,000.00
Traveling on East Street turn through Palm Tree Ave. (last comer right before Robinson Rd) the subject
property is the 2nd property on the right before 7th Street painted green trimmed white.


Lot No. 3, Block 8, Derby Subdivision Freeport
All that lot of land having an area of .26 acres, being Lot # 3, Block 8, Unit 3, of the subdivision known
as Derby Subdivision, situate on the Island of Freeport, Grand Bahamas.
Appraisal: $65,000.00

This property is located on Henny Terrace & about 500 yards from Casuarina Drive & 150 yards from
the Queens Highway. All service & utilities included. The subdivision is zonned as single family residential.


LOT NO. 2 MORIGOLD FARM SUBDIVISION

.. .... _--- All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,638
sq. ft. being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as
Marigold Farm Subdivision, the said subdivision situated
S.-. in the Eastern District of New Providence and located
Lumumba Lane North off Marigold Road situated on
the property is a year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living,
dining, kitchen and utility room. The Land is on a grade
and level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open
from the front but has chain linked fencing at the sides
and back.
Appraisal: $197,107.60

Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms,' then turn right
onto Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject property is about the eight house on
the right hand side of the road.


0 MURPHY TOWN ABACO
Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000
jS -sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family
I *i wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft with asphalt shingled roof.
i This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen.
This house is in need of some serious repairs. The future
life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried
out. Without repairs it is not more than about 5 years. If
upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer
the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood
of flooding in a hurricane.
Appraisal: $72,250.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the comer and is painted blue
trimmed white.


LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS, LONG
S."ISLAND

..... -%"ll ._ All that rot of land having an area of 30,000 sq
ft. more or less. having a 150 ft of road frontage
running back 200 ft at its most is located within
-1 A the Stella Marns Subdivision in North Long Island
. '... 4, one of the Island of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas Located on this property is a 6yr old
split le el residence consiting of approximately
3,058 sq. ft. ot enclosed living space with 2-
bedrooms, 2-bathroms, living, dining & tv rooms.
kitchen & breakfast room, also a garage which serves as a laundry room. There is also attached to the home
a 10,000 gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of tiled patio.

Appraisal: $658,000.00


(LOT NO. 62, LOWER BOGUE)
ELEUTHERA


IM- All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the
settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62,
comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a
12 year old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms.
3 "-3 bathrooms, front rooih. ddining. breakfast room. kitchen
and laundry room, with a total living area of approximately
2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and
front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75.
This home is approximately 85% completed. The property
is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $229,426.00

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.


Lot No. 4, Rocky Pine Road


All that lot of land having an area of 6,092 sq ft, being Lot
#4 of the subdivision known as Rocky Pine Road, the said
subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence.
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an approximately
5yr old single-storey duplex apartment consisting of
approximately 1,800 sq ft of enclosed living space with two
2-bedrooms 1-bathroom, living, dining rooms & kitchen.
The land is on a grade & level; however the site appears to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The property
is no landscaped.


Appraisal: $233,070.40

Traveling west on Carmichael Road, turn through McKinney Ave & go all the way to Rocky Pine Road.
Traveling on Rocky Pine Road the subject property will be on the 3rd comer on the left painted gray trimmed
white.


BLACKWOOD, ABACO


All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use.
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve,well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under n", m'l
conditions.
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 ;t Ce.


Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher Casuarina Point, Abaco
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 11,900 sq. ft. being Lot #23 of the subdivision kno\\ n as
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Casuarina Point, Great Abaco this site has only foundation footers in place for the western unit. The easltc n
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. unit has the foundation walls built up with 8" cement blocks to a height of 3 ft above grade. The eastern unit
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising also has the front exterior wall erected & 1/3 of the floor poured with cement The site has prefabricated poured
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed cement septic tank in place on the site. However the pit needs to be re-excavated to accommodate the instaliUion
living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured. of the tank. No plumbing or electrical rough-ins have been installed, there is also a workshop shed \\ ith
bathroom on site. The subject property has plans in place for the construction of fourplex residence on to\\
Appraisal: $97,214.00 floors with a total of 3,348 sq ft of enclosed living space. Property is zonned iesidienli:l.
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways Appraisal: $80, 000.00
through to Wilson Street, go though the comer all the way to the dead end. The property is located The subject property is located east off the Great Abaco Highway at the turning for Casuarina Point & is the
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard. 1 st righttturning after the "Different of Abaco". The subject property is located near to public bench acce'.

Eleuthera Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point
NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract A & hb in
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on the lsl:,d
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and seri ices ax ailabile
with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured Appraisal: $65,832.00
as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The
said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera district
Appraisal: $41,275.00
Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district of
New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family. Appraisal: $290,000.00
Appraisal: $290,000.00
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property on the left hand side of the road near the pond.


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Lot 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK
Located on this 4,200 square feet
single/multi family property is a
20-year-old building of T-111 wood
with concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,198 square feet
of enclosed space. The structure
was formerly used as a retail
store and storage facility, i.
Directions: From Golden Gates -
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after
passing Farmer's Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close)
Right white trimmed black.



Lot 8 TERRA NOVA ESTATES


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Appraisal: $136,000.00


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subject is the fourth property on the




S Appraisal: $195,000.00


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The total area of the property is 6,750 sq. ft. Located on this property is
a single family residence consisting of approximately 1,338 sq. ft. of
living space inclusive of two bedrooms, one bathroom, living, dining
and kitchen.
Directions to property: Travelling west on Cowpen Road from Blue Hill Road, take
first corner left to go to T-junction, turn left then first right. Subject is second
property on the left.


Lot 20 COOPER'S TERRACE
OFF KEMP ROAD


Appraisal: $91,000.00


The property has a total .- .
area of approximately ..
4,550 sq. ft. Located nri the .. .
subject property-re 2 .
structures. Building 1 .
comprise an approximately ,,- .
25-30 year old single family .
residence consisting of ,
approx. 937 sq. ft. of living
space with 3 bedrooms .- 7
with closets, 1 bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
porch.
Building 2 comprises a single storey building of poured concrete
foundation approximately 20 years old. Floors are tiled; ceilings are sheet
rock with standard plumbing and electrical fixtures. The building appears to
be occupied as a residence having an area of approximately 283 sq. ft.
DIRECTIONS: Take Kemp Road heading north, turn left on to Cooper's
Terrace go about midway through, subject will be located on the left hand
side of the road.


Lots 26, 27, 37, Block 1
SEABREEZE ESTATES


Appraisal: $638,676.00


a".1 I!


Executive styled house which has been converted into three units.
The first unit features an open plan in the outer area consisting of
living, dining with sunken floor, kitchen, and powder room. The inner
area consists of three bedrooms, three baths including a master
suite and master bath, consisting of a large Jacuzzi, shower and
walk-in closets. The second unit consists of two bedrooms, one
bath, living, dining, kitchen, office area. The third unit consists of an
open plan with kitchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom.
Added features: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and
fenced in patios
Directions to property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light
at the intersection of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive. Golf Course
Boulevard, take third corner on the right, Bay Cedar Avenue, then take
second corner on left, Darling Plum Grove, subject will be about the 5th
property on the left.


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Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVI
ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY


Appraisal: $112,105.00


All that piece, parcel or lot of
land 2,743 feet East of the
junction of the Palmetto Point
road and main Eleuthera
Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-
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space inclusive of shop space
and rest room facilities.



VISION
Appraisal: $101,023.00


Located on this property of 5,500 square feet is a 20-year-old
single family residence of approximately 1,635 square feet of
living space. Included in this home is three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The house is in need
of repairs,


ELEUTHERA
Lot #64 RIPLY STREET, DUNMORE TOWN
HARBOUR ISLAND Appraisal: $286,569,00


The property has a total r 'I
area of 4,604 square feet. -.
The site encompasses a
structure that was -- .
converted into a triplex
apartment and is 11 years .
old. Accommodations -'
include: Three 1 bedroom,
1 bathroom, living, dining
and kitchen area with a
total area of 1,950 sq. ft. in


addition to a porch of 160 sq. ft. and a basement of 90 sq. ft.


EXUMA
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00


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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is
developed with an arba of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is
a residence comprised of 3,645 square feet of living
accommodations, inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry
and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of
600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket fencing
and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.

EXUMA


BAHAMA SOUND #18
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665


Appraisal: $220,180.00


The subject property is being
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square
feet of living space. The top
floor comprises 1496 square -
feet and the lower floor J
comprises 460 square feet. All .
plumbing and electrical rough '-
work has been completed. The block work is completed on the
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.


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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000,00
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Located' on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.




Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00









All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining
room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4.foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate.


Lot 7 Block 8 BAHAMIA SECTION IV
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $799,560.00


Located on the property of 1.08 acres
that has been zoned for multifamily
development are four buildings: A, B,
C and D. Houses A and B are
positioned along the road and they
face each other. Houses C and D are
located to the rear of the building and
are facing each other. The
constructions of Houses A and B are
just about completed, houses C and D
are incomplete. The lot is enclosed
with chain linked fence except along
the front where a concrete wall is
erected. A concrete driveway (also
used for parking and about the centre
of the lot) leads from the road and
runs through the middle of the yard
separating House A and B.

Each building contains a total area of
two thousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet. Inclusive of the entrance
porch with an area of 182 square feet.

Each house contains an entrance
porch, living and dining rooms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a laundry area, adequate
storage and closet space.


Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2
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The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi-family zoned.


Lot 14, Block 11
DERBY SUBDIVISION,


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Lot 14, Block 11 Derby
Subdivision. Located on the
subject property of 11,250
square feet, is an incomplete
single storey single family
house of approximately 1,008
square feet of enclosed living
space. The space consist of
one bedroom, one bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen. There
are porches at the front and
rear entrances.




ON 1
Appraisal: $348,721.00


The property has four unequal
sides for a total area of
approximately .38 acres, -
Located on the subject
property is a split leveled
structure comprising
approximately 4,427 square
feet of enclosed living space,.
The space consist of five -
bedrooms, three bathrooms, . :
kitchen, living room, dining
area, two Bahama rooms, a double car garage and laundry area.


Lot 13, Block 11, DERBY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $180,300.00


Lot 13 fronts along the northern side of Henny Road at the end of the
cul-de-sac. Its configuration has four unequal sides. The rear
boundary is along the canal. The front boundary has a curvilinear
s' road frontage of 45 feet. The rear boundary (canal frontage) with one
point of inflection has a total length of 165 feet. The western side
boundary has a length of 146 feet and the eastern side a length of
125 feet. These dimensions result in an area of .32 acres.

Erected on this property is an incomplete building of a proposed
single storey house. The living space is approximately 3,228 square
feet; inclusive of foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen, breakfast
;-- nook; four bedrooms, three bathrooms, powder room, den, laundry
area, study and ample closet and storage space.


PLot 1, Block 8, SEA HORSE VILLAGE, BAHAMA
. REEF YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION
. FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $290,000.00


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quadroplex apartment building containing two 2 bedrooms and 2
bathroom units and two 1 bedroom, one bathroom units. Each unit
contains foyer, living and dining area, laundry and kitchen.


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Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
GREENING GLADE
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Located on this .35 of an
acre property is a sixteen- ;-'
year-old single family
residence comprising four
bedrooms, two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility '
and laundry rooms; there is a
foyer, kitchen and den. The
total area of living space is
3,016 square feet.


Appraisal: $254,355.00


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Located, on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This
includes, a living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch,


Lot. 36 SUNRISE PARK SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $95,000.00


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The property has a total area of approximately .28 acres or 100 by 125
feet. Located on the subject property is a Duplex apartment building.
Apartment 36 A contains a total of approximately 1,526 sq. ft. of living
space. The space consist of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living
room, dining area, a den and laundry area.


Lot 117 (Section 1)
MALIBOO REEF SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA


Appraisal: $264,300.00


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The lot i-s rectangular in- shape at the end of a cul de sac and
measures a total area of 11,128 square feet or .25 acres. Erected on
the property is a 2,664 sq. ft. single family residence. In addition to
an entrance porch of 120 sq. ft. and cart porch of 432 sq. ft. The
living space is divided into a foyer, living, dining, kitchen, family and
a Bahama room. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room
and laundry room.


Lot 2 Block 4
HARBOUR WEST SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA


Appraisal: $243,000.00


The lot is rectangular in shape and is 120 by 118 feet or .32 acres.
Erected on this property is a triplex building of 2,598 sq. ft. This
space is divided into three apartment units with different sizes and
layouts. One 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entrance porch, living, dining
and kitchen. Two 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living, dining and kitchen
area with an entrance porch.


DERBY
UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a
single family residential area.


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FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA


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Appraisal: $62,000.00


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The unit is a one bedroom unit consists of a living and dining .room,
bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There is a laundry room facility-on
each floor, a common swimming pool, and fencing with an electronic
gate securing the perimeter of the grounds. The rear boundary of the
subject building is the Ruby Golf Course. The total living area is
approximately 897 square feet.


Lot 21 HIGH VISTA CLOSE
SUBDIVISION


Appraisal: $515,000.00


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The lot has a total area of 9,419. Situated on this property is a two-year-
old triplex apartment building of approximately 3,332 square foot. of
enclosed living space.
Unit 1 comprises ground level-entry foyer with stairway alcove, living,
dining and powder room; kitchen, utility room and study. Upper level
comprises stairway alcove corridor, three bedooms, with closets and two
bathrooms.
Units 2 and 3 comprises living and dining areas, kitchen, two bedrooms
with closets, one bathroom and bedroom corridor.

Directions: Take Eastern Road heading east, turn High Vista Drive, turn left
at junction go around bend, turn fourth corner right, turn left, subject will be
about 7th property on the left side painted dark green trimmed white.


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Analysts: Q3 decline in US economy has




worsened significantly in fourth quarter


* By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) As
the longest recession in a quar-
ter century intensifies, analysts
believe the small decline in eco-
nomic activity in the third quar-
ter has worsened significantly
in the current fourth quarter.
The Commerce Department
said Tuesday that the gross
domestic product, the broadest
measure of economic health,
declined at an annual rate of
0.5 per cent in the July-Sep-
tember quarter. Corporate prof-
its fell 1.2 per cent.
Some economists believe the
economy's decline in the Octo-
ber-December period could be
as large as six per cent. If so,
that would be the worst quar-
terly drop since 1982.
"It will get a lot worse before
it gets better," said Nariman
Behravesh, chief economist at
IHS Global Insight, a Lexing-
ton-, Mass., forecasting firm.
"We are in the midst of the
worst recession in the post-war
period, even factoring in a mas-
sive stimulus programme."
GDP is likely falling at a
sharper pace in the current
quarter because of widening
fallout from the worst financial
crisis to hit the country since
the Great Depression. If GDP
did plunge as much as six per
cent in the fourth quarter, it
would be the sharpest quarterly
decline since a 6.4 per cent drop
in the first quarter of 1982.
Many economists think this
quarter could mark the low
point of the recession, which is
already the longest in a quar-
ter century, having started in
December 2007.
Analysts are projecting that'
the huge plunge in GDP they
expect in the current quarter
will be followed by smaller'
declines in the first and second
quarters of next year, before
the economy starts growing
again next summer. If the reces-
sion ends in June 2009, as many


economists are forecasting, it
would have lasted 18 months,
making it the longest recession
since World War II.
The Bush administration is
preparing the country for worse
news to come.
"The fourth quarter, because
of the credit crisis, the stand-
still in credit as markets froze up
and the financial market tur-
moil, will be significantly weak-
er," White House spokesman
Tony Fratto told reporters
Monday.
Evidence of the current trou-
bles came in two other reports
Tuesday showing that sales of
both existing and new homes
fell by more than expected in
November.
The Commerce Department
said new home sales dropped
2.9 per cent in November to an
annual sales rate of 407,000
units, the slowest pace in nearly
18 years.
Meanwhile, the National
Association of Realtors said
sales of previously owned
homes, the far bigger part of
the market, fell by 8.6 percent
to an annual rate of 4.49 mil-
lion units.
The median sales price of an
existing home plunged 13.2 per
cent in November to $181,300,
:the biggest 3ear-oer-) ear drop
,on records dating to 1968. The
median, or mid-point, price for
a new home sold in November
dropped by 12.7 pet cent to
$220,400.
Investors, who have likely
priced in very low economic
expectations, seemed relieved
Tuesday that the reports
weren't even worse than they
were. In midmorning trading,
the Dow Jones industrial aver-
age rose 11.79, or 0.14 per cent,
to 8,531.56.
Broader indexes were also
higher. The Standard & Poor's
500 index rose 2.00, or 0.23 per
cent, to 873.63. The Nasdaq
composite index added 5.11, or
0.33 per cent, to 1,537.46.
The 0.5 per cent drop in GDP
in the third quarter followed a


where the current economic
troubles began, fell at an annu-
al rate of 16 per cent in the third
quarter, while non-residential
construction, which had been
buffering the construction
industry, faltered as well, drop-
ping by 1.7 per cent.
The 1.2 per cent fall in cor-
porate profits followed a 3.8 per
cent drop in the spring and rep-
resented the fifth straight quar-
ter that corporate profits have
fallen.
The National Bureau of Eco-
nomic Research has said that
the country slipped into a reces-
sion in December 2007. In the
October-December quarter of
2007, the GDP was falling at an
annual rate of 0.2 per cent.
GDP then grew by 0.9 per cent
President-elect Barack bama in the first quarter and 2.8 per-
President-elect Barack obama cent in the secombarte
cent in the second quarter
favours a massive second stimulus before falling by 0.5 per cent in
measure of around $850 billion, the third quarter.
which Obama is pushing Congress While a common rule of
to pass early next year to limit the thumb for a recession is two
severity of the downturn... consecutive quarters of falling
GDP, the NBER uses other
data to determine when reces-
(AP Photo) sions begin and end, including
employment statistics. The
2.8 per cent increase in the economy has lost jobs every
spring, a period that was boost- month since January. It's shed
ed by the distribution of mil- 1.9 million payroll jobs this year,
lions of economic stimulus pay- including more than a half-mil-
ments. lion jobs lost just in November.
President-elect Barack Oba- The unemployment rate now
ma favours a massive second stands at a 15-year high of 6.7
stimulus measure of around per cent.
$850 billion, which Obama is Congress enacted a $700 bil-
pushing Congress to pass early lion rescue programme in Octo-
next year to limit the severity ber, and the Federal Reserve
of the downturn. has expanded its loan pro-
For the government's last grammes by hundreds of bil-
look at third quarter GDP, lions of dollars as the govern-
there were only minor revisions. ment has tried to combat the
'Spending by consumers plunged credit crisis. But all those efforts
at an annual rate of 3.8 per cent, have so far failed to prompt
slightly larger than the 3.7 per banks to resume more normal
cent fall reported a month ago. lending patterns.
It was the biggest decline in As a consequence, many
consumer spending, which businesses are struggling to
accounts for two-thirds of eco- attract the financing they need.
nomic activity, in nearly three The weakness is spreading
decades, since an 8.6 per cent around the world, which has
drop in the second quarter of been bad for US exports.
1980. Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar,
Residential construction, the world's largest maker of


mining and construction equip-
ment, said Monday that it
would cut executive compensa-
tion by up to 50 per cent next
year due to slower demand
amid the global economic
downturn, becoming the latest
of several large firms to slash
compensation in an effort to
lower costs.
Earlier this month, Memphis,
Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. said
it would cut pay for senior exec-
utives and freeze 401(k) contri-
butions for a year, while AK
Steel Holding Corp. of West
Chester, Ohio, said it planned to
reduce pay for salaried employ-
ees by five per cent, in 2009.
The recession already is the
longest since the 1981-82 slump,
which lasted 16 months.


Rep. Barney Frank, chairman
of the House Financial Services
Committee, said Monday heis
preparing legislation to require
that some of the bailout money
be spent for specific purposes,
such as stemming foreclosures
and reducing mortgage rates.
Frank is pushing to get the sec-
ond half of the $700 billion res-
cue fund released next month,
before President-elect Barack
Obama is inaugurated.
Frank's bill would impose
tighter restrictions on the sec-
ond $350 billion, such as requir-
ing banks to report on their new
lending every quarter and
toughening limits on executive
compensation. Many US banks
have received federal capital in
an effort to stimulate lending,


Geron Gibson and Khristi Samuel being congratulated by Lambert
Longley (Nassau Partner) on the passing of their CPA exam.


John Lopez (Freeport Partner) congratulating Marcia Sands and
Philip Pinder on the passing of their CPA exam.


Lambert Longley, Partner congratulating Marilyn Ward-Kemp on
successfully passing the Certified Professional Secretary exam.


Congratulations On Passing The CPA Examination


Philip Pinder Khristi Samuel


Philip completed his undergraduate
degree at Florida Memorial University
where he graduated with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Accounting. He sat
and successfully completed the uniform
CPA Examination in August 2008.

Philip is the son of Philip Pinder
(deceased) and Ingrid Pinder. He is
married to Keldra Pinder and they have
three children Jalen, Janaiya and
Jalanna.


Khristi earned a Bachelor's Degree in
Accounting at Winona State University.
Determined to excel, she obtained an
MBA in Accounting and Finance at
Missouri State University, Springfield,
Missouri in 2006. She sat and
successfully passed the Certified Public
Accounting (CPA) exam in May 2008.

Khristi attributes her success to her
husband Kareem Samuel, mother, Helen
Simmons, siblings Khristle, Christiaan
and Christophe, the entire Simmons and
Samuel families, the Melfords and the
Thompsons.


Geron Gibson Marcia Sands


Geron completed a Bachelor's degree
in Finance at Acadia University. He
successfully completed his CPA
examinations in July 2008.

Geron would like to extend his utmost
gratitude to God for his continued
guidance. He would also like to thank
his mother, Rosemary Gibson and close
friends Karen Major and Elijah Knowles
for their support and encouragement.


Marcia completed her Associate's
Degree in Accounting at The College of
The Bahamas. She earned a partial
scholarship to attend Louisiana State
University where she graduated with a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Accounting.

Marcia is the eldest of three daughters
born to Richard (Sammy) Sands Jr. and
Rosena Sands of Palmetto Point,
Eleuthera, Bahamas. Marcia credits
much of her success to her parents and
siblings Roshea and Samara.


Tatjana Turner

In 1993, Tatjana completed
her Bachelor's degree at
Florida Institute of
Technology in Melbourne,
Florida and her Master's
degree in Accounting at
Nova Southeastern
University in Fort
Lauderdale in 2006. She
successfully completed her
CPA examinations in April
2008.
In the future, she intends to
sit the CFA and CIA
examinations.

Marilyn Ward-Kemp
Marilyn is the Senior
Administrative Assistnt to
the Senior Partner. She sat
and passed the Certified
Professional Secretary
(CPS) examination on her
first attempt in May 2008.
Marilyn is thankful to her
husband Harry, son
Matthew and immediate
family for their
overwhelming support over
the years.


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Conquerors for Christ ready
themselves for Boxing Day parade


* By LISA LAWLOR
Tribune Features Writer
TAKING junk and
making it new is a
joke Henry Higgins.
makes every year as he
works with a group of
young musicians and
dancers to transform pas-
sion into cultural action.
Along with his wife, Dr
Ann Higgins, the two work
with former gang members
and drug addicts, translat-
ing art into therapy.
A teacher, motivator and
youth leader, Mr Higgins,
who heads the Conquerors
for Christ Junkanoo Group,
described the Bahamian
celebration as the nation'
primary cultural practice, a
celebratory tool that makes
use of bright colours, exu-
berant sounds and that is
punctuated with gyrating,
happy movements.
"The kaleidoscope of
colours just comes together
with the brass, drums and
cowbells to create a spirit,
and Junkanoo comes alive
and it motivates you to do
what you do," he said.


Conquerors for Christ is
made up of youth from
poor areas like Young
Street, Bowe Street, and
Farm Road, Dr Higgins
said. "It gives them some-
thing positive to live for
and be excited about."
"Art is in these kids'
blood," Mr Higgins added,
".it's just a matter of pulling
that drum beat out of
them."
A Junkanoo veteran of
20-plus years, Mr Higgins
will be leading Conquerors
for Christ this Boxing Day
under the theme "Out of
Egypt", with their costumes
featuring the colours black,
gold, red and white, as
described in the Book of
Exodus. "Performance
depicts the music, music
depicts the costumes," he
said.
This coming Boxing Day,
members of Conquerors for
Christ, a "B" category
group, will show love for
the Bahamas and its culture
by sharing their gifts of pas-
sion, music and dance in
the age-old cultural prac-
tice of Junkanoo.


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gathering of artisans.
Sponsored by the Ministry
-of Tourism, the event provided
the perfect meeting ground for
Bahamnian artists and an ador-
ing public. Especially during
the Christmas season, the craft
show both introduced many of
the artists to a wider audience
and allowed shoppers to find
the perfect gift for loved ones
and friends.
Drawing from the environ-
ment for inspiration and deco-
rative elements, April Martin's
'Shell Art' features decorative
pieces for the home. Her fami-
Sly-based business is built as she
travels throughout the
Bahamas, from island to island,
searching glistening sands
shores to discover each deli-
cate shell placed on her orna-
ments, bowls, broaches, mir-
rors, lamps, picture frames and
more. And this year, Ms Mar-
tin said, her prices are lower
than usual because of the diffi-
cult 'economy everyone is
enduring.
A graduate of the 'Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Insti-
tute (BTVI), Ms Martin and
now teaches at Bahamas Agri-
cultural Industrial Company
(BAIC).
For the nature lover and out-
door fanatic, 'Natural Cre-
ations' has the perfect find.
Founder Yvette Glinton has
been creating innovative jew-
ellery designs for over five
years, using only elements
found in the Bahamas.
"I started my business first
of all, because I absolutely love
jewellery and secondly, jew-
ellery is so expensive for some-
thing that is mass produced in a
factory," she said.
According to the designer,
each of her pieces is unique,


and made by hand. She works
on commission, and loves giv-
ing women the exact piece that
they just need to have.
In her pieces, Ms Glinton
uses saddle wood, Poinciana
seeds, nicker seeds, fresh water
pearls, copper with Schaworski
crystals, mahogany seeds and
monkey tamarind seeds. She
travels to Exuma and Long
Island, venturing into the bush
to find her seed treasures, and
later spends hours working
with only her imagination to
create necklaces, rings, earrings
and bracelets for the Bahamian
woman.
And for those of a more cul-
tural and traditional mindset
Christina Maillis' Original
Handcrafted Bahamian
Designs offers intricate novel-
ties. Pioneered by Mrs Maillis,
each piece puts a twist on an
old idea.
Her best selling item is the
banana leaf angel, representa-
tive of the everyday woman
who has God in her heart and
is at peace in her mind. Other
items include a wooden sign
that has famous Bahamian say-
iLgs printed in calligraphy.
These little door ornaments
also include the meaning
behind such phrases, such as
"Even drunk cockroach don'
walk cross chicken pen", which
means "...use good sense to
stay out of trouble."
And "God make ugly, but he
don' like ugly! ", is paired with
"...God does not approve of
wrong doing."
Botani Bath, run by dentist
Dr Wendy Stuart, is the place
to start for gifts for the femi-
nine, girly girl in your life. "I
worked for the Body Shop
while paying for dental school


in Minnesota, and I want to
become the Body Shop of the
Bahamas," she said.
. Dr Stuart includes Bahamian
ingredients in each of her cre-
ations, all soaps have coconut
milk, face masques come in sea
clay and sea kelp, and exfoliat-
ing creams have papaya in
them.
"Organic oils and herbs are
very important to me," Dr Stu-
art said. "They're all I use on
my skin and for my six year old
son [because] these are essen-
tials for sensitive skin."
And coming in the new year
will be an astringent face toner.
Botani Bath products are
available at Bahama Sol, Blue
Pearl and Ocean View Hotel
in Eleuthera. Dr Stuart also has
a store attached to her prac-
tice in Cable Beach called
Botani Bath.
While-an art and craft show
may be seen as a place for the
fairer sex, the Copper King's
presence at this year's Christ-
mas show changes everything.
Producing magnificent stat- .
ues and hanging art pieces, the
Copper King, aka Mr Nick
Austin, has been engaged in
the art of copper sculpting for
26 years.
Realising his inspiration
from the world around him, Mr
Austin's creations include small
monuments honouring the
emancipating act of Junkanoo
in 'Feel D' Base', to larger
pieces such as 'Gully', which is
described as abstract art. Gully,
with elegant wings to navigate
the skies, shows the long legs of
a bird diving down to'grab
lunch from the sea.

To contact Shell Art, call April
Martin at 324-7911 or email
bonitafox@hotmail.com.
To contact Natural Creations,
call Yvette Glinton at 361-8574 or
email yvettejuang@gmail.com.
To contact Original Hand-
crafted Bahamian Designs, call
Christina Maillis at 362-1050 or
email bananadolls@hotmail.com.
To find out more about Botani
Bath, visit www.botanibath.com.
To contact Copper King, con-
tact Nick Austin at 326-7930 or
email copperking@gmail.com.


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Dominic Cant makes special presentation to Cacique International


AS a dedicated supporter of Bahamian
arts, Cacique International Ltd was present-
ed with an original work by artist and pho-
tographer Dominic Cant in appreciation for
the considerable sales of his book, 'In a
World of Water Bahamas'.
An aggressive promoter of the masterful
creations of local Bahamian artists and arti-


sans to both local and international clients,
Cacique International sold a significant num-
ber of the books as a room gift to interna-
tional meeting and incentive groups visiting
the Bahamas.
Cacique congratulates Dominic on his
an)azing book and wishes him continued suc-
cess.


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ENERAINET4


The Wyndham celebrates new entertainment centre


* By JEFFARAH GIBSON

THE \W~ndham Nassau
Resort \a, rocking as.
Bahamiians and %isitors alike
celebrated the completion ot
Tropical Difference the
resort s $2 million dollar
upLirjde to it_, entertainment
.1,d rc-rejatii njl tfaclitie-'. car-
.lier thi, month
!larl Ha%%ken, the \V\nd-
ham'-. roid and Be erage
director .ajid the upgrades
and tlle more tropical,
Caribbean flavour to the
entertainment area were
introduced to help the resort
fill a niche that most of the
hotels in Nassau have turned
away from.
The day long event, which
was open to the public, took
the form of a Bahamian food
fair with live music by the
Make Em Listen artists, Bro-
ken Micz. Some of the fea-
tured highlights included 'Da
Daq Shaq', which offered a
breath of fresh air with its 100
per cent fresh fruit daiquiris,
and the Tiki Hut Bar and
Grill.
Also on hand were an abun-
dance of food options, from a
jerk shack and a conch shack
to booths offering fritters,
fried fish, peas and rice, and
much more.
The day was also marked by
a fashion show presented by
5th Avenue Modeling
Agency, and a model search
competition by Swimsuit
USA, which featured models
clad in fashionable swimwear
strutting the dance floor at the
centre of the pool.
During the introduction of
the models, the audience
shouted its approval for the
model they thought was the
best looking and best deserv-
ing of ,, :nning.
As they were introduced,
the models strutted the run-
way in platform pumps, two
piece bathing suits, with hair
blowing in the cool wind, and
a scintillating smile conveying
their confidence.
While all the models were
beautiful and probably well
deserving of winning, unfor-
tunately there could only be
one winner.
Twenty-six year old Pamela
Cue, a bartender from Alaba-
ma, said she was shocked


when she heard her name
called as the %%inner "\\'o I
really don't kno% "haI to h sa\.
I am in shock because if \ou
look around all \ou see are
beautiful young ladies and
they arc all eligible to he \v.in-
ners so I am \ery happy.." -he
told Tribune Eite'rimnnentl.
Also dc-lighted v, ith the
results,. first runner up Kell\
Hargra\e., 23. is the mother
of one as w;ell as a Plavboy.
model. The energetic Kelli
said her brilliant personality
got her noticed by the judges.
"Well, it is truly an experience
to be the first runner up and I
wish I could share this with
my daughter. As far as criteria
is concerned I'm not sure
what the judges were looking
for but I surely did let my per-
sonality show. I tried to smile
the majority of the time and
do things out of the ordinary."
While the experience was
great, she told Tribune Enter-
tainment that she missed her
home in San Antonio.
The youngest of all the
women was Kelly Grace, 21,
who was the second runner
up. She said that although she
did not win, it was a tremen-
dous achievement since she
was surrounded by women
who had more modeling expe-
rience than she did. "I am the
youngest one among the
ladies, and I don't have as
much experience as' these
ladies do. To be the second
runner up I am amazed and
very proud of myself," she
said.
She also added the cama-
raderie among the ladies was
great and that she was able to
learn a lot from them. "We all
came together for the compe-
tition. We didn't know each
other when we first got here,
but now we are all friends and
I must say that I have learned
a lot of things from these
women. They taught me how I
should smile when taking cer-
tain photos. They taught me
to walk a certain way, so I can
basically say that it was defi-
nitely a learning experience."
At the end of the day,
everyone enjoyed the calm
scenery, and the entertaining
performance by Broken Micz,
and although it was a bit
chilly, the celebration was
splendidly grand.


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* By JEFFARAH GIBSON

MACHINE guns blasting,
canons and grenades explod-
ing destroying artifacts, inno-
cent people being massacred,
these are the dominate scenes
of Miracle at St Anna which
shows the harsh reality of the
experiences of World War II.
The movie was featured as the closing night
film at the Bahamas International Film Festival
(BIFF) and unfolds the experiences of four black
soldiers that find themselves trapped behind ene-
my lines. Members of the US Army's 92nd 'Buf-
falo Soldier' Division, the men were stationed in
Tuscany, Italy.
The highly graphic, yet well directed and pro-
duced film with it's numerous sub plots, is prin-
cipally set in the fall of 1944 in Tuscany.
The Spike Lee directed film begins in 1983 in
the house of Hector Negron (Laz Alonso), a vet-
eran of WWII, who is watching a war film starring
John Wayne. The scene then transitions to
Negron at work at a New York City post office
where he unexpectantly shoots a German man.
After the shooting Tim Boyle, an eager young
journalist played by Joseph Gordon Levitt, miss-
es the press conference and pleads with the detec-
tive in charge to give him information on the
murder. The detective allows the young reporter
to go with two investigators to the home of
Negron.
During their search of Negron's home they
find pictures of Negron, a war poster as well as the
purple heart. They also find the head of a statue.
The detectives later find out that the head is
worth millions on the black market.
The young reporter, Tim, goes to the jail cell to
interview Negron who hasn't spoken or eaten in
two days. Tim explains to Negron that the inter-
view could possibly save him from spending 25
years to life in prison. For the first time in two
days he talks.
Through a series of flash backs, the audience is
taken back to World War II where they see the
Buffalo soldiers crossing a river in Tuscany. One
of the soldiers is in total despair and fear of his
life.
The Germans later lay siege on the Ameri-
cans, killing all of them except Hector, Sergeant
Stamps (Derek Luke), Bishop (Michael Ealy),


and Train (Omar Benson Miller). Bishop and
Train are together when they see a hay stack
moving. Clearly there is someone under the hay
stack and the audience knows that moving the hay
stack is a little boy.
Train goes in the stone building to see what is
under the hay stack, and somehow finds the rel-
ic head attached to his pants. He thinks that this
somehow gives him super natural power and he is
able to save the boy.
Bishop and Train meet up with Stamps and
Hector, and the soldiers enter the Italian village
of St Anna to get help for the boy.
After many attempts to make contact with
their superiors, the men eventually do and are
instructed to capture a German so that he might
be questioned about an upcoming attack. As the
men go on to face difficult circumstances, their
faith in God and mankind is tested.
As the movie comes to a close the film goes
back to the bloody hand gun that Hector used to
kill the German in the beginning.
After watching Miracle at St Anna, I have the
utmost respect for persons who show their patri-
otism by fighting in any war. Although the movie
is intensely graphic and has numerous sub plots
that tend to stray, the movie was quite entertain-
ing, incorporating comedy with action.


Hip Hop Harry visits Sadie Curtis Primary School
FOR the students of Sadie Curtis Primary School, Friday,
December 5 will be a day long remembered as they were treated
to a sneak preview of the Emmy nominated, Parents Choice
Award recipient, Hip Hop Harry Show.
Hip Hop Harry, along with his backup dancers, treated the
students to a short stint of what was to come at his weekend per-
formance at the Botanical Gardens. They sang and danced to the
trendy beats and all in attendance learned how to do the "Hip
Hop Harry".
Kecbler, distributed by Thompson Trading Co Ltd, graciously
participated in sponsoring this event and generously donated
lunch bags and pencil cases to 300 students to add to the excite-
ment of this special occasion.
In attendance for the occasion were representatives from the
Ministry of Education.
Proceeds from this year's event are earmarked for Bahamian
homes for abused and abandoned children, and other charities.


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ENERAINET


British Colonial Hilton's club liaison


"corporate Christmas celebration"


THE British Colonial Hilton hosted its
annual corporate Christmas event with over
150 valued clients and guests on hand for a
fun and exciting evening.
Guests were feted to an incredible culi-
nary smorgasbord put out by Executive
Chef Kabuti Lockhart and his team in the
elegant, newly refurbished Windsor ball-
room formerly the Wedgwood room.
While there, guests listened to the smooth
sounds.of Naomi Godet, Taylor and Jazze-
cetera.
Chain of Events and Everlast Produc-
tion provided a fantastic, lounging experi-
ence for the evening.
Clients were advised that in lieu of the tra-
ditional corporate gifts, consideration was
given to the current economic climate and
it's effects on persons in the community.
Instead, a donation was made on behalf of
Club Liaison to a local family in need.
With the assistance of a key hotel book-
er, Delora Moncur of Scotiabank, as well as
Assistant Superintendent Malina Davis of
the Fox Hill Police Station, a family of sev-
en was identified as being in dire need of
assistance at this time.
The event,also highlighted another
Hilton promotion for it's corporate book-
ers, who had a chance to earn "Gas free for
a Year'" at any Texaco service station of
their choice.
Winners were announced and Cather-
ine Wallas of Credit Suisse walked away
with the grand prize of $1,200 worth of
free gas. Maxine Bullard, of the Royal
Bank of Canada, came in second place,
winning $600 worth of free gas.
Other winners were Therese Thompson
of Scotiabank and.Pauline Curry of BTC,
who won $300 worth of free gas. Immac-
ulata Hamilton of First Caribbean Bank,
and Linda Tatem of Pricewaterhouse
Coopers won $250 and $150 worth of free
gas, respectively.
A special thank you to all the corporate
clients and guests who attended and con-
tributed to the nights success and for their
valuable patronage throughout 2008.
Club Liaison is a region-wide recogni-
tion programme which aims to reward a
select group of representatives of corpo-
rate accounts responsible for booking gue-
strooms and meetings at any of the resort's
properties throughout the Caribbean
region. In joining Club Liaison at no cost,
individuals are eligible to accrue points for
future bookings and convert them into
attractive awards.

S For further information, kindly contactAudra
Riley, corporate sales manager.


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FSNFL 50 Special BANNED Review
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GOLF Oanapali
GSN Catch 21 (CC) Who Wants to Who Wants to Family Feud Family Feud Catch 21 (CC) Pyramid (I
Be a Millionaire Be a Millionaire (CC) . (CC)(CC)
(:00) Attack of X-Play X-Play "X-Play: Attack of the Show! Holiday gadg- Human Wreck- Human Wreck-
G4Tech the Show! (N) The Musical" et gift guide. ing Balls ing Balls (N)
** A SEASON FOR MIRACLES (1999, Drama) Car- THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR (2008, Drama) Henry
HALL la Gugino, David Conrad. A woman gives her jailed sit- Winkler, Brooke Burns, Warren Christie. A snowlbound stranger brightens
ter's children a real Christmas. (CC) the holidays for a family. (CC)
Pro erty Virgins My Parents' House: Home for the Holiday Windows 2008 (N) t Design Inc Holiday Designing for
HGTV Looking for a Holidays A family with 11 siblings (CC) the holiday. l (CC)
home. A (CC) receives a home makeover.
INSP Victory Joyce Meyer: Zola Levitt Pre- Inspiration To- Life Today With This Is Your Day The Gospel
ll'or Everyday Life sents (CC) day Acappella. James Robison (CC) Truth (CC)
The.Wayans My Wife and According to Family Guy Bri- Family Guy "Star Two and a Half Two and a Half
KTLA Bros. Psycho Kids Family Jim Cheryl's an directs a Wars. (CC) Men l (CC) Men "That Spe-
Santa" l (CC) races to airport. mother visits. porno flick. cial Tug" (CC)
Still Standing Reba Reba Reba Kyra con- THE CHRISTMAS SHOES (2002, Drama) Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams.
LIFE Avoiding family spends Christ- siders moving in A boy inspires a workaholic attorney during the holidays. (CC)
celebrations. n mas Eve alone, with her father.
S CM B Conviction-Last Conviction: Murder Amongst Conviction: The Orchard Execu- Conviction: I Put Fear in Your Life
IVMSNBC Living Face Friends tion Shawn Mefford.
CNI K MERRY CHRISTMAS, DRAKE & JOSH (2008, Come- Home Improve- Home Improve- George Lopez George Lopez
NICK dy) Drake Bell, Josh Peck. ) (CC) ment nt (CC) ment ( (CC) (I (CC) \ (CC)
NTV HOW THE Snook's Christmas Concert Sing We Now of News (N) ( Pope John Paul
GRINCH Christmas (CC) II
SPEED SuperCars Ex- Pinks Pinks Pinks Pinks Pinks Pinks
(:00) Billy Gra- Wayne Watson Jason Crabb Christmas Jack Van Impe * MARY, MOTHER OF JE-
TBN ham Classic Christmas Presents (CC) SUS (1999, Drama) Pernilla August,
Crusades Christian Bale.
Seinfeld George *** A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983, Comedy) Peter Billingsley, Darren ** A CHRIST:.AS STORY
TBS impresses his McGavin, Melinda Dillon. A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a (1983, Comedy) Peter Billingsley,
boss. Cl (CC) BB gun. (CC) Barren McGavin. (CC)
17 Kids and 17 Kids and 17 Kids and 17 Kids and 17 Kids and 17 Kids and 17 Kids and
TLC Counting (CC) Counting (CC) Counting (CC) Counting (CC) Counting (CC) Counting Road Counting (CC)
S_ trip to reunion.
* SPIDER-MAN (2002, Action) Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, * SPIDER-MAN (2002, Action) Tobey Maguire,
TNT Kirsten Dunst. A bite from a mutant spider gives a teen unusual powers. Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst. A bite from a mutant spi-
(CC) der gives a teen unusual powers. (CC)
AScooby-Doo The Legend of Frosty the Snow- Camp Lazlo Foster's Home: Ed, Edd 'n A Johnny Bravo
TOONI Christmas (CC) many(CC)T "Kamp Kringle" A Lost Claus Eddy's Jingle Christmas
TRU (:00) Most Most Shocking An arsonist acci- Most Shocking "Competitions WW Vacation WW Vacation
TRU___ Shocking dentally sets himself on fire. Gone Bad" (N) Videos Videos
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TV5 histoire IJo0(SC)
TWC Abrams-Bettes Weather: Evening Edition (CC) When Weather Changed History Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
TWO____ ______Titanic"
JESUS, EL NINO DIOS (1970, Drama) Guillermo Murray, Jorge Rivero, Luis Alarc6n. La his- Noche Buena con Don Francisco
UNIV toria de la vida infantil del SenforJesucristo. Present
PIRATES OF * NATIONAL TREASURE (2004, Adventure) Nicolas Cage, Hunter Gomez, Diane Kruger. A man tries to
USA THE steal the Declaration of Independence. (CC)
CARIBBEAN
V 1 * THE JACKSONS: AN AMERICAN DREAM ** *. ROLL BOUNCE 2005, Comedy-Drama) Bow Wow, Chi McBride.
SVH 1 (1992, Drama) Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Cl (CC) A roller-skater prepares or a big showdown. Cl
.VS **' CADDYSHACK (1980) Chevy Chase. A vulgar *, CADDYSHACK II (1988, Comedy) Jackie Mason, Dyan Cannon. An
vMS newcomer clashes with the country club set. obnoxious businessman joins a snobbish country club. (CC)
S**x SANTA The Honey- The Honey- Yule Log: The Golden Age of Christmas (CC)
WGN CLAUS: THE mooners (CC) mooners (CC)
MOVIE (1985)
Family Guy Bri- THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRIST- The Story of Santa Claus C (CC) PIX News at Ten Tong. (N) (CC)
W PIX an directs a MAS (2008) Voices of Emma
pomo flick. Roberts, Norm MacDonald. Cl
Jeopardy! (N) Dr. Phil C.(CC) WBZ News (N) That '70s Show Frasier Frasier is Frasier Brothers
WSBK (CC) "Red's Birthday" taken with a new squabble over
Cl (CC) woman. C Christmas.
(:15) * P.S. I LOVE YOU (2007, Romance) Hilary Swank, Gerard But- Summer Heights * CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
HBO-E ler, Lisa Kudrow. A widow gets messages left by her husband to help her High C (CC) (2007, Drama) Tom Hanks, Julia
cope.C'PG-13'(CC) Roberts. C'R'(CC)
H (5:45) t*** Costas NOW n (CC) ** A THE REPLACEMENTS (2000,.Comedy) Keanu
HBO-P OCEAN'S THIR- 'Reeves. Misfit substitutes take the field during a foot-
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(:00) **s DISTURBIA (2007, (:45) Extras "The Extra Special Series Finale" Success (:15) * P.S. I LOVE YOU (2007,
H BO-W Suspense) Shia LaBeouf, David is not what it seems. C (CC) Romance) Hilary Swank, Gerard
Morse. ( 'PG-13' (CC) Butler. n 'PG-13' (CC)
(6:00)* ELIZ- Big Love "Good Guys and Bad Big Love "Kingdom Come" Bill pro- * THE PERFECT STORM
HBO-S ABETH: THE Guys" Margene's mother visits the poses a new schedule to his wives. (2000, Suspense) George Clooney.
GOLDEN AGE Henrickson family. C (CC) Cn (CC) n 'PG-13 (CC)
(5:30)** * NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2006, Fantasy) Ben Stiller, Caria Gugi- * DEFINITELY, MAYBE (2008,
MAX-E THE NEGOTIA- no, Dick Van Dyke. Museum exhibits spring to life when the sun goes Romance-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds,
TOR (1998) 'R' down. C 'PG'(CC) Isla Fisher. 'PG-13'
(:05) **'4 HOLLOW MAN (2000, Science Fiction) *** CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2000, Action) Cameron (:40) Hotel Eroti-
MOMAX Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin. A scientist tests an invisibility Diaz, Drew Barrymore. Three nubile crimefighters must ca Cabo Ct
serum, with horrific results. C 'R' (CC) solve a kidnapping. Cl 'PG-13' (CC) (CC)
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(:15)* NANCY DREW(2007, Mystery) Emma WILD WILD WEST (1999, Action) Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth
HBO-W Roberts, Josh Flitter, Max Thieriot. The young sleuth Branagh. Secret agents fight to stop a presidential assassination. (f
probes a case in Hollywood. t 'PG' (CC) 'PG-13' (CC)
(6:15)A** IN Big Love "Circle the Wagons" Bill Big Love "The Happiest Girl" Bill * * E.T. THE EXTRA-TER-
HBO-S THE LAND OF enlists Nicki to sell Barb and Mar- takes Margene wit him to a con- RESTRIAL (1982) Henry Thomas.
WOMEN (2007) gene on Weber Gaming. (CC) vention. f (CC) f 'PG' (CC)
(6:30) * /, (:15) * BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE (2000, Comedy) Martin Lawrence, Nia * THE HEARTBREAK KID.
MAX-E DAYS OF THUN- Long, Paul Giamatti. An FBI agent goes under cover to protect a woman (2007, Comedy) Ben Stiller, Michelle
DER (CC) andher son. t 'PG-13' (CC) Monaghan. ft 'R' (CC)
(:20) * NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VA- ** MEET THE PARENTS (2000, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Ben
MO MAX CATION (1989) Chevy Chase. A traditional Griswold Stiller, Blythe Danner. A man spends a disastrous weekend with his
yuletide backfires in comic fashion. 'PG-13' lover's family. ft 'PG-13' (CC)
(6:25)THE 12 (:15) * DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS (2007, Romance) Gabrielle Union, Brotherhood "Birnam Wood Comes
SHOW DOGS OF Idris Elba, Louis Gossett Jr. iTV. A poor mechanic and an attomey share to Dunsinane" (iTV) f (CC)
CHRISTMAS G' an unexpected romance. f 'PG-13'


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GIRLS (2006) Comedy) Tatyana All, Boti Bliss. Two women turn
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(:40) DORM DAZE 2: COLLEGE AT SEA (2006, Com-
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Great Romances The Return of Sherlock Holmes James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (CC) American Mas-
WPBT of the 20th Cen- "The Abbey Grange" 0 (CC) terms (CC)
tury__
The Insider (N) Without a Trace "Claus and Effect" CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (:01) Eleventh Hour Autistic teens
WFOR t (CC) A college student working as Santa The mysterious death of a sitcom disappear, only to return displaying
Claus at a mall disappears, star. n (CC) (DVS) signs of savant syndrome. (\
Access Holly- Deal or No Deal (iTV) A father of 13 rotates rounds with two of his chil- The Office The Office A
0 WTVJ wood (CC) dren. (N) n (CC) Michael is sent mess in the mi-
on a business crowave. (CC)
W Deco Drive Kitchen Nightmares "Peter's" Chef Kitchen Nightmares "Handlebar" News (N) (CC)
WSVN Ramsay faces a hot-tempered Ramsay visits the Handlebar
'Godfather" wannabe. Restaurant. n, (CC)
NBA Basketball: Ugly Betty "Crimes of Fashion" An Grey's Anatomy Bailey leads a (:01) Private Practice Charlotte
U WPLG Celtics at Lakers accident leaves everyone at Mode team of doctors performing a string tries to tempt Addison to come to St.
stunned. ) (CC) of surgeries. [t (CC) Ambrose Hospital. f (CC)

(00) Cold Case The First 48 A 54-year-oldtourist is The First 48 "Hard Fall" Airline ex- The First 48 A neighborhood's si-
A&E Files (CC) murdered; shots ring out at a high ecutive. (CC) lence hinders a gang-related murder
school. (CC) investigation. (CC)
Review 2008 BBC News Our World BBC News The Reporters BBC News Resurgent Rus-
BBCI (Latenight). Radovan Karadz- (Latenight). (Latenight). sia
ic.
BET Smart Guy n * YOU GOT SERVED (2004, Drama) Marques Houston, Omari Movie
B _1 (CC) Grandberry. Street dancers work together to win a competition. (CC)
Jeopardy! (N) BOOKY AND THE SECRET SANTA (2007, Drama) Rachel Marcus. A CBC News: The National (N) ft
C BC (CC) man helps a girl and her father during Christmastime. ft (CC) (CC)
NBC (:00) 9 for '09 Saving GM: Inside the Crisis Scam of the Century: Bernie Mad- On the Money
off & The $50 Billion Heist
C :00) CNN Presents "Obama Revealed" Sen. Barack Larry King Live (CC) Planet in Peril: Battle Lines
NN ama. (CC)
Jeff Dunham ** BAD SANTA (2003, Comedy) Billy Bob Thomton, Tony Cox, Brett Jeff Dunham's Very Special
COM Christmas Spe- Kelly. Two criminals disguise themselves as St. Nick and an elf. (CC) Christmas Special The comic per-
cial forms. (CC)
Hannah Mon- * MICKEY'S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS Wizards of Wa- Wizards of Wa- Life With Derek
DISN tana f (CC) (2004) Voices of Wayne Allwine. Animated. Mickey and verly Place R- verly Place ft (CC)
friends have holiday adventures. f 'G' (CC) rated movie. "Credit Check"
Haulin'House Cool Tools Cool Tools "Bet- Cool Tools Cool Tools Cool Tools "On Cool Tools
DIY "Uphill Battle" "Yardwork" ter Basics" "Paint" "Transformers" the Move" "Handyman"
DW In Focus Journal: Tages- Schliemanns Gold Hier und Heute Journal: Tages- Bundesliga Kick
them them Off
El Young Holly- BRING IT ON: ALL OR NOTHING (2006, Comedy) Hayden Panettiere. A Heidi Klum: The E! True Holly-
wood teen must win over the head cheerleader to make the squad., wood Story Heidi Klum. n (CC)
ESPN College Football NFL Live (CC) SportsCenter 2008: The Greatest Year IN Sports (N) Best of This Is SportsCenter (N)
_N Final PC) (CC)
P13A P Bowling X Games Mexico From Mexico SportsCenter International Edi- Boxing David Banks vs. Edison Mi-
ESPNI Team Shootout. City. tion (Live) randa.
Fowler Sisters: Life on the Rock Christmas special Cousins in Christ Family Christ- Urbi et Orbi: Message and Bless-
EWTN Christmas Gift featuring music. mas Christmas songs. ing Christmas
STV 0) Cardio Art of the Athlete "George Hin- Insider Training Soccer players FitNation "Gadgets Get-Ups and
FIT TV Blast 0 (CC) capie" George Hincapie. ft (CC) Cobi Jones and Abby Wambach. Gizmos" Fitness gadgets. CC)
FOX-NC ox Report- The O'Reilly Factor (CC) The O'Reilly Factor The O'Reilly Factor
FOX-NC Shepard Smith
FSNFL W(:0) ClubWPT.com ClubWPT.com ClubWPT.com
GOLF (:00) Big Break: Big Break: Ka'anapali One com- Big Break: Ka'anapali The compe- Big Break: Ka'anapali
GOLF Ka'anapali petitor is targeted for elimination, tuition is down to the final four.
GSN Catch 21 (CC) Who Wants to Who Wants to Family Feud Family Feud f Catch 21 (CC) Pyramid f
Be a Millionaire Be a Millionaire (CC) (CC) (C)
* *' FIGHT CLUB (1999, Suspense) Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter. G4 Investigates "Tech Fight Clubs"
G4Tech Men vent their rage by beating each other in a secret arena. Fight clubs.
THE CHRIST- Hallmark Heroes With Regis OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS (2008, Drama) John Ratzenberger, Julie Wam-
H ALL L MAS CARD Philbin (N) er, Dixie Carter. Two widowed people and their children gather for Christ-
(2006) (CC) mas. (CC)
(:00) Holmes for HGTV's Home for the Holidays n Hey Remember Christmas Home Home to Flip (N) Real Renos n
HGTV the Holidays n (CC) products from the 1950s, 1960s and n (CC) (CC)
(CC) 1970s. n (CC)
INSP Victory Joyce Meyer: Love a Child Inspiration To- Life Today With This Is Your Day The Gospel
Everyday Life (CC) day Mary Mary. James Robison (CC) Truth (CC)
The Wayans My Wife and According to Family Guy Family Guy Pe- Two and a Half Two and a Half
KTLA Bros. "Dee's Kids Parents tar- Jim ft (CC) Family shops on ter hopes to foil a Men fA (CC) Men Unplanned
Dee-lemma'" f get bickering. Christmas Eve. bank robbery. holiday party.
WILL YOU MERRY ME? (2008, Drama) Wendie Mal- A VERY MERRY DAUGHTER OF THE BRIDE (2008, Comedy-Drama)
LIFE ick, Cynthia Stevenson. A couple bring their families to- Joanna Garcia, Luke Perry, Helen Shaver. A wedding planner disap-
gether for the holidays. (CC) proves of her mother's romance. (CC)
MSN PBC People v. Curry: People v. Arnold: Murder People v. Vasquez: First Degree People v. Mayta: Murder
MSNBC Murder Murder
CNICK Drake & Josh iCarly "iChrst- SpongeBob Home Improve- Home Improve- George Lopez George Lopez
NICK ,ft (CC) mas" f (CC) SquarePants f ment ft (CC) ment f (CC) n (CC) n (CC)
NTV * ICE AGE *%; SURVIVING CHRISTMAS (2004, Comedy) Ben Affleck, James Gan- News (N) f ** MRS.
NTV (2002, Comedy) dolfini. A lonely man celebrates the holiday with strangers. (CC) SANTA CLAUS
SPEED (:00) Monster Monster Jam Freestyle, from El Monster Jam Racing, from Sam Monster Jam World Finals
SPEED Jam Paso, Texas. (N) Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
** MARY, MOTHER OF JE- Dr. David Jere- Winning With This Is Your Day * THE NATIVITY (1978) Made-
TBN SUS (1999, Drama) Pernilla August, miah (CC) Wisdom Nasir (CC) line Stowe. Based on the biblical ac-
Christian Bale. Sidikki. (CC) count of the birth of Jesus.
** A Family Guy "Pe- Family Guy Meg Family Guy Jeal- Family Guy Pe- * LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED,
TBS CHRISTMAS ter's Got Woods" cannot find a ousy rears its ter has a stroke. WHITE & BLONDE (2003) Reese
STORY (1983) (CC) prom date. n ugly head. f, (CC) Witherspoon. (CC)
Little People, Little People, Little People, Little People, Little Peopleple, Little People,
TLC Big World Napa Big World Twins Big World Amy Big World Holi- Big World Holi- Big World: Op- Big World: Op-
Valley, Calif. turn 18. in New Mexico. day celebration, day celebration. eration Iraq eration Iraq
(:00) Law & Or- NBA Basketball Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers. From Quicken Loans Arena in NBA Basketball:
TNT der "Floater" ft Cleveland. (Live) (CC) Mavericks at Trail
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USA Failure to Com- House must diagnose a little per- wife's inexplicable muscle flailing comes into the hospital severely
municate" son's serious illness. f (CC) causes her to crash her car. (CC) burned: n (CC)
VH 1 * THE TEMPTATIONS (1998, Drama) Leon, Terron Brooks, DB Woodside. Fame brings rewards and pressures to the quin-
VH1 tet. ft
V * ROCKY V * * ROCKY (1976, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. A heavy- * ROCKY II
VS. (1990, Drama) weight champ gives a club fighter a title shot. (1979, Drama)
WHEN ANGELS **u MEET JOHN DOE (1941, Drama) Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Amold. WGN News Holi-
WG N COMIE TO A reporter fakes a story about a threatened public suicide. (CC) day Special ft
TOWN (2004) (CC)
Family Guy Smallville "Committed" A psychotic Supernatural "A Very Supernatural PIX News at Ten Tong. (N) (CC)
WPIX Family shops on jeweler abducts Chloe and Jimmyd. Christmas" A murderer pulls his vic-
Christmas Eve. ft (CC) tims up through chimneys.
Jeopardy! (N) Dr. Phil f (CC) WBZ News (N) That'70s Show Frasier Frasier Frasier Niles
WSBK (CC) Eric's smashed at plans a Christ- tries to show his
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A&E riSme Wave' ., gets life-changing information about battle ends with a courthouse mur- the past prompt a killer to murder at
(CC) his deceased brother. (CC) der. 0 (CC) a school reunion. (CC)
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his fiancee's dubious family. (CC) mother a, husband. (CC) V
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dence Day" Mad Ten"(CC)' Paityr' (CC) club ,(CC) n0 (CC) Mary Poppns"' day party. ,
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LIFE Bill confrontshis sion infuriates sion infuriates Braga. A policewoman meets a man who saw his family die in an acci-
father. (CC) Reba. (CC) Reba. (CC) dent. (CC) '
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TBN itage Series Scenes (CC) Report (CC). (CC) Price (CC) R. Moses. A mystery photo leads a
David Barton. journalist to a small town.
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TBS Bottle Deposit" House of Payne House of Payne House of Payne House of Payne Queen Latifah. A terminally ill
(CC) Abuse victim. Janine's news. Cheerleading. Malik baby-sits. woman lives it up on vacation.
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UNIV No Van al Cielo una joven criada en un hospicio. buscan venganza. Amor" Samantha avengua que es
adoptada.
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(CC) by gender. 0 (CC)
* DANGEROUS MINDS (1995, Drama) Michelle * DRUMLINE (2002, Comedy-Drama) Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana.
'VH1 Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance. A Rivalry between two drummers threatens a college band. 0
S. Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous,
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(:00)7th Heaven ** EDTV (1999, Comedy) Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Ellen DeGeneres. A NewsRadio Lisa
WGN 0 (CC) video clerk agrees to have his everyday life televised. 0 (CC) and Dave ques-
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(6:30) * THE BOURNE ULTI- * TRANSFORMERS (2007, Action) Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel. Two
H BO-E MATUM (2007, Action) Matt Damon, races of robots wage war on Earth. 0 'PG-13' (CC)
Julia Stiles. 'PG-13' (CC)
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H BO-W Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon. Danny Ocean and his gang seek to right Matt Damon. Jason Boume continues to look for clues
a wrong. A 'PG-13' (CC) to unravel his true identity. 0 'PG-13' (CC)
H(6:30) *** Big Love "Take Me as I Am" Bill Big Love "Oh, Pioneers"'An unex- MY ZINC BED (2008, Drama) Pad-
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(:00) ONE MISSED CALL ** BEE MOVIE (2007, Comedy) Voices of Jerry * FORREST GUMP (1994,
MAX-E (2008, Horror) Shannyn Sossamon, Seinfeld. Animated. A bee decides to sue the human Drama) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright.
Ed Bums. ( 'PG-13 (CC) race for the theft of honey. ( 'PG' (CC) n 'PG-13' (CC)
*" ALETS GO TO PRISON (2006, Comedy) Dax * DEFINITELY, MAYBE (2008, Romance-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds,
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cell with a judge's son. 0 'R' (CC) romantic past. ) 'PG-13' (CC)
(:00) *% BLACK SNAKE MOAN (2007, Drama) (8:55) * SHOOTER (2007, Suspense) Mark Wahlberg, Michael
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a severely beaten woman. 0 'R' who betrayed him. n 'R' (CC)
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B WFOR A (CC) Boot Camp 1) (CC) Rock, Burt Reynolds. Prisoners train for a football game against the
guards. Cl (CC)
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f WTVJ Life ChIdrenfac- (N) (CC) Detective Benson seeks justice for
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B WSVN wrestles with an Ore.; Spokane, Fights Back (N) 1) (CC)
officer. (CC) Wash. CC)
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U WPLG $300 team beats the Soviet team. ,A

:00) CSI: Miami CSI: Miami "Ashes to Ashes" A Red Light Districts Prostitution around the world. (CC)
A&E Just One Kiss" Cuban altar boy, 12, is implicated in
S n (CC) the shooting death of a pnest.
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:00 Deal or No On the Money The Suze Orman Show "2008 Year Deal or No Deal Contestants get a
CNBC ea (CC) End Special" (CC) chance to win money. Cn (CC)
:00) Lou Dobbs CNN: Special Investigations Unit Larry King Live D.L. Hughley Breaks the News
CNN ThisWeek
** NATIONAL * SCARY MOVIE 4 (2006, Comedy) Anna Faris, Craig Bierko, Regina NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE
COM LAMPOON'S Hall. Two young women team up to save the world from an alien invasion. (2001, Comedy) Chler Leigh, Chris
VAN WILDER (CC)
Hannah Mon- Cory in the The Suite Life of ** CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA (:45) Phineas
DISN tana New class- House "Sittin' Zack & Cody C QUEEN (2004, Comedy) Lindsay Lohan. A teen tries to and Ferb Mum-
males. Pretty" (CC) (CC) dethrone a popular gir. PG' (CC) my. (CC)
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(N) Spears. n (CC) ton; Blac Eyed Peas. 1) (CC) Queens of the Stone Age. (CC)
ESPN College Football College Football Emerald Bowl -California vs. Miami. From San Francisco. (Live)
I 2008 World Se- X Games Mexico From Mexico SportsCenter International Edi- Boxing Friday Ahunanya vs. Alonzo
ESPNI ries of Poker City. tlon (Live)Butler
EWTN Daily Mass: Our The Star of Bethlehem Bookmark The Holy Rosary Jesus Man of Nazareth
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FSN FL Inside the Magic NBA Basketball Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves. From the Target Center in Min- Magic Livel
FSNFLneapolis. (Subject to Blackout (Live) (Live)
GOLF :00 Big Break Big Break X: Michigan Big Break X: Michigan Big Break X: Michigan One team
GOLF : Michigan falls short of the ultimate goal.
GSN Family Feud t) Who Wants to Who Wants to Weakest Link (CC) Chain Reaction Russian
GSN (CC) Be a Millionaire Be a Millionaire (CC) Roulette (CC)
G4Tech (:00) X-Play X-Play "2009 Preview Special" Big **u SPACEBALLS (1987, Comedy) Mel Brooks, John Candy. Mel
G41Tech games in 2009. Brooks' big-budget sendup of science-fiction movies.
A BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS (2004) Kelli A KISS AT MIDNIGHT (2008, Romance) Faith Ford, Cameron Daddo,
HALL Williams, Patrick Muldoon. A woman waits 20 years for Dyan Cannon. Premiere. A professional matchmaker falls for a widower.
a holiday wish to come true. (CC) CC)
(:00) Colin & Sarah's House Mansions Paul Million Dollar Listing Josh tries to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
HGTV Justin's Home "Grand Finale" resigns an infor- persuade his friend to buy a fixer- The team makes over the home of a
Heist A (CC) 0 (CC) mal mansion. upper. ,( (CC) Maryland widow. (CC)
[IN P (:00) Live From Inspiration Today Bryan Duncan; Speechless- Everyday Hope for the Holidays
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(2001) ,l (CC) Mayor West. ,( ic novel. people's toughts. 11 (CC) windfall.(CC) gets the girl. A
INTIMATE STRANGER (2006, Suspense) Kari Match- LOVE SICK: SECRETS OF A SEX ADDICT (2008, Docudrama) Sally
LIFE ett, Peter Outerbridge. A man stalks his former girl- Pressman, David James Elliott. A married woman tries to recover from
friend. (CC) sexual addiction. (CC)
SN C (:00) Murder on Lockup: New Mexico "Extended Lockup: New Mexico Lock-up Lockup: New Mexico How inmates
MSNBC overs Lane Stay: War (N) units. leave prison. (N)
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(:00) Funniest Family Guy Bri- Family Guy *** MY COUSIN VINNY (1992, Comedy) Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei,
TBS Commercials of an is smitten with Meg's first kiss. Ralph Macchio. An inept lawyer tries to free his cousin from a Dixie jail.
the Year: 2008 Lois. (CC) (CC) (C
(:00) Solved "Old Solved "Behind Closed Doors" A se- Solved "The Devil Within" Dead Solved "An Eye For Murder"
TLC Habis Die Hard" rial killer letter claims responsibility parents. Opthalmologist. (CC)
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TW (CC) "Titanic"
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USA Dark' C (CC) into a murder victim found in a taxi from a European junket, the team's between the NCIS team and an elu-
headed to NCIS. (CC) secrets unravel. n (CC) sive arms dealer. (CC)
VH1 :00) I Love the I Love the '70s Volume 2 "1977" I Love the '70s Volume 2 "1978" I Love the '70s Volume 2 Frank
VH1 70s Volume 2 Billy Beer; "The Deep." Cl Billy Joel; Devo; "Dr. Who." (CC) Zappa; B-52s; 3 Mile Island. (CC)
vs. *** ROCKY III (1982) Sylvester Stallone. A merci- ** ROCKY IV (1985, Drama) Sylvester Stallohe, Talia Shire, Burt
V less contender forces Rocky into a title match. Young. Vengeful oxer Rocky al oa faces a deadly Soviet fighter.
(:00) NBA Basketball Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks. From Philips Are- Becker Becker WGN News at Nine (N) A (CC)
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WSBK Jeroen Krabbe. A policeman becomes entangled with a crime czar's mis- Week Carver Show
tress.

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H BO-E Lopez. An event organizer has eyes for her biggest Blue Richards, Daniel Craig. Premiere. A child sets out on an epic quest
client's beau. (I 'PG-13' (CC) to save her best friend. ,1 'PG-13' (CC)
(:00) *x THE REPLACEMENTS (2000, Comedy) Rome "How Titus Pullo Brought Deadwood "A Two-Headed Beast"
H 80-P Keanu Reeves. Misfit substitutes take the field during a Down the Republic" Mark Antony re- Dority picks up Capt. Tumer's
football strike. 'PG-13' (CC) turns to Rome. (I (CC) gauntlet. A (CC)
(6:00) *** (:15) *A LICENSE TO WED (2007, Romance-Comedy) Robin Williams, ** THE WEDDING PLANNER
H BO-W MRS. DOUBT- andy Moore, John Krasinski. A clergyman puts a newly engaged couple (2001, Romance-Comedy) Jennifer
FIRE (1993) through the.ringer.. 'PG-13'(CC) Lopez. )'PG-13'(CC)
(6:45) *** THE PERFECT STORM (2000, Sus- ** P.S.I LOVE YOU (2007, Romance) Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler,
H BO-S pense) George Clooney. A fishing boat sails into the Lisa Kudrow. A widow gets messages left by her husband to help her
storm of the century. 0 'PG-13' (CC) cope. n 'PG-13' (CC)
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(1992) 'R' (CC) Premiere. A 'R' (CC)
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cover stolen police evidence. Cl 'R' (CC) rifying final moments. 'PG-13' (CC) (2006) 'NR' (CC)
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in 1970s Philadelphia. ,( 'PG' world heavyweight champion. 'PG' TAJ
* CHAPTER 27 (2007, Drama) Jared Leto, Lindsay SLASH (2003, Horror) James O'Shea, Zuleikha Robin- (:35) DEAD
TMC Lohan, Judah Friedlander. Mark David Chapman plans son. Premiere. A killer dresses as a scarecrow and BIRDS 2004)
to kill John Lennon. n, 'R' (CC) stalks musicians;: ( 'R' (CC) Henry Thomas.


SUNDAY EVENING DECEMBER 28, 2008

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B WPBT singer performs from Beit She'an. Holmes A young solicitor asks Tennison investigates the murder of
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U WPLG Austrian widower with seven children. 11 (CC) (DVS)

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A&E ayback" Il while trying to learn how to pick up Noche gang strikes again and the liiks a screenplay to a series of
(CC) women, at a nightclub, l (CC) team must rack them down. (CC) murders, (CC)
Our World BBC News Dateline London BBC News Cutting Edge BBC News Talking Movies
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Anna Faris. probes a rash of food poisonings. (CC) Preston Lacy. (CC)
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E N)"Friends" and films. top-paid actress. Door (N) Father Hood (N)
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GOLF (:00) Highway 18 Highway 18 Highway 18 Aiiboat rides and golf Highway'18 The three remaining
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Sudoku Puzzle

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


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


Yesterday's
Sudoku Answer


567
4913
283
312
874
659
A-9 617
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512 6
473
981
218
635
794
8-6 9
135 2


HAGAR THE HORRIBLE


Isa1.t Beuleslahsky v Georgy
Lasitsyn, I.enagrad 1956
Boleslavsky got within one
game of a world title match and
wasa creative chess thinker, yet
provedtoo good-natured and
easy going to stay at the top. At
Budapest 19SO he led by a point
with two games left in the
contest to decide Mikhail
Botvinniks challengeK but drew
quickly twice to enable his
friend David Bronstein to catch
up, Soleslavsky again missed
chances to dinch the
subsequent play-off before
losing the final game. Some said
he sacrificed himself because
Bronstein could handle
botvinik better. Yet it was
Bolesltasky who changed chess
openings with two brilliant
ideas; lack's eady e7.e5 in the
Sicilian against I e4 and the


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ACROSS
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the ll htd. n I()
8 Bad LU,.ii mI ll ol) (',)
10i Make t ll ;pi-il .u', .4.i|r Ji 't iu
it, possibly (.1,2)
11 Ively Cou11ll) 11 111 l ; i. '
one (3)
12 iravellei abroad vely keen ii
jl.ijp nesc' theatre (5)
13 In lhandiessing, tile best union (7)
15 :!' illn hurln. i l ll L 1 I llt, Royd l
Society illn s.o, h I;a.Iillts (';)
18 Much, to1 tht h, i', r[tl:oi)ri d ic )
19 The outcome in lli.it. ? )
21 Ihe way to town, loi us, is dihaulti
(7)
22 Sad remark by a girl at a hearing
(4)
23 Juy of l ioidge (4)
24 hn 1 im Oi qj ini 1 !u'~ ti; ,.-t'how
(7)
26 Dashitg you j I'vhIe.s Iu
Shelliheld? (6)
29 Shown the snay oui l liru.,tr.!
waters (3)
31 Where the ancient Greeks gotl en
, in a mess? (5)
32 No ex-hag could possibly have
such a figure! (7)
34 German essayist? (5)
35 On which to write hnme? (3)
36 Due to loss, was shot of tea (5)
37 As magisltates, Illhe !1j1 thll ;: pt;!
points (i)
38 Speak of th,oi sonie :u:tuldu: yu!
tossed! (5)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: LCr -a les 1, Char-lady 8, Sa-ra 10, Prime-R i1,
Boleo 1iV, Mud 16, K-al en 17, Rasp 19, Raked 21, Bo wed
22, Bunny 23, Boys 26, Solar 28, ra .29, Tru-dg-e 30, Mir-age
31, Anil 32, Atlfst ed 33, E ngsg-e
DOWN 1, L-owper 2. learn up 3, Scai(.ed) 4, B-rook-ed 5,
Badei 6,By Ron B, Sims 9, Re-d 12, 2AD 13, Readvy 15, Pawns
IS, AC-oar 19, aon 20, Key 21, B.rgess 22, Bad 23,'B.a rnq
24. Ora-L 15, Sledge 26,. Straw 27,lu( c- 28. Fin 30, Mad-F


DOWN
1 Ol iii,, ul .i ,untyI il osti)ni.'it n ,
initially. (5)
2 Co iiig out of ld iri s l, l, lhvl.
ijive i' he 'ni eli a saucy lht-k! (
4 A uliiriy rc'.ei ;4,
5 l ,r p :iu ell, t ,l;. t)1 *,|.'" (I)
6 i.kt l(:y t .Il m C ,rt.k (5)
/ l.,-* li :l'.-ust'd to Con)anll an
oflence (5)
9 Show an inclinaintion to b
generous (3)
12 Not r(eflr',hlniriil, (it O (i ', o r s (1;,
14 -;!t il:t' m I . l ri ,tI !( )
tlluesque? (S)
11 One' l ding inew rivals by air?
(5)
'19 One who steals, but not silently
(7)
20 Dis.iiy cliari tir l.ill 'I. '1t1 i i j
new bib i()
21 04: y i V ..- : [n.*
213 Ia n a, ii. ,', l ,, ,' e,' ., 5 .
an Anrietinii dnik (.1,3)
24 A; in red, possibly, when coslliei
(6)
25 He's about to get cross 13)
27 Movie hero's favourile pub? (5)
28 Do fully, just the same (5)
30 II 4 to fa hi lot lo A .!k, lll
coirt)uters (5;
32 l, P'.rr.r .y It i q
wet-ir.i (1)I
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SYesterday's easy soluliolls
ACtr1s Liiao 1. Abeldeelni B, P.ri lO, llamas 11, t.assle
14, R.g Ib, liuto, /an 19, V(.r-uin 21. Debar 22, iel up
23, Mule 26 lBrood 28, Van i29, League 30, Perish 31, xil 32,
Allude 33, Pierce
DOWN: 1, Gobletl 2, o a man 3, Oats 4, Creator 5, Beasi 6,
Under 8, Parr 9, Nag 12, Surn 13, Loyal 15, Debut 18, Alue
19, Vet 20, Nap 21, Ded'uls 22, Hog 23, Marine 24, Unii 25,
Lxihume 26, Bleat 27, Oasis 28, Vex 30 Pecp


ACROSS
3 Cuii.pir.iy ('- .
8 lih-i 1| 44r
10 hkut ('
11 I'uirlii'a tool (3)
12 Under (5))
13 llnive (7)
15 relative (5)
18 Pull (3) .
19 Star sign (6)
21 Lockjaw (7)
22 Needy (4)
23 Contesl I(4i
24 Plunge (1)
h7,b l xtllri;It('s (b6)
29 I ish (3)
31 Iwelve (5)
32 (hinge-d (7)
34 breaks (5)
35 Afflict (3)
36 Lariatl (5)
37 Savoury jelly
(5)
38 Heavenly
messenger (5)


DOWN
I Accumulate (5)
2 Strengthen (7)
4 Assert (4)
5 Handsome
youInJ mian (6)
6 Boy's name (5)
7 Comledy (5)
9 Number (3)
12 Laments (7)
14 Vessel (3)
16 Showy display
(5)
17 County (5)
19 Beats (71
20 Rapidity (5)
21 Gemstone (5)
23 Let go (7)
24 Flag (6) -.
25 Encountered (3)
27 Provincial (')
28 Girl's name (5)
30 Contradict (5)
32 Church recess
(4)
33 Rend (3)


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simple theme: a knight e
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or more can you make ftrom the
letters shown here? In mak' -g a
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once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 12; very good 18; exceRlent
23 (or more). Solution tomr ow.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
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captain carat cart catnap
catnip inapt nitric pact paint
pant part patina PATRICIAN
pint. pinta piratic prat print
raita rant rapt, taipan tapir
tarn tiara train trap trip


Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker


The Right Time for Action


South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH
*K7
VK65
*AQ 1094
4.1J 83


WEST
,*J 102
t, YA97
6
+AKQ942
SOUTH
AQ4


EAST
*98653
V 03
*8752
+107


:. 'VQJ842
K J 3
46 5
The bidding:
South West North East
of 2 2 Pass
Pass 3V -Pass

-Opening lead king of clubs.

Point count is usually thought of
as an aid to bidding, but there are
juany occasions when it also can be
1'tilized during the play.
(^ For example, consider this deal
.where West starts by cashing the K-
'Q of clubs and has to decide what to
v do next. He knows that the ace of
hearts will provide him with a third
:defensive trick, but the question is


how to try to get a fourth one.
He could hope to find his partner
with either the king of diamonds or
ace of spades, but that is a very far-
fetched possibility. Since West can
see 14 points in his own hand and 13
in dummy, declarer must have both
of those calds to a-count for his
opening bid r '
The only, ,ryeistic chance of
defeating thy 'ttrtIliini finding
East with either-the ten- or jack of
trumps, in which case a second
trump trick can be manufactured for
the defense. Accordingly, West leads
a low club at trick three, coopera-
tively ruffed by East with the ten, and
as a result four hearts goes down one.
There is no way declarer can recover
from this sequence of plays. *
The purpose of the low club lead
is to make sure that East, who knows
West still has the ace of clubs, under-
stands what is expected of him. If
West were to impulsively play the
ace of clubs at trick three, East might
not ruff at all, much less ruff .th the
ten. He would have no way of know-
ing that declarer had no more clubs,
and he might mechanically discard
rather than trump his partner's ace.
Once West returns the low club,
East has no choice but to rutT with
the ten, and declarer is a goner.


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Christmas feasts


Creating new

traditions

to share at

the family

table


* By JEFFARAH GIBSON
ONE of the many traditions of a
Bahamian Christmas dinner is the
taste of a thinly sliced, richly
flavoured, juicy turkey or ham. And
while many feel the holiday season
just isn't the same without these din-
nertime mainstays, more and more
Bahamians are becoming tired of
the dark meat Vs white meat ques-
tion, and want to-spice up their holi-
days by bringing something new to
the table.
"Everyone loves the turkey and
ham during Christmas," Chef
Charles Missick of Simply Better
Catering, told Tribune Taste. "It has
always been a long tradition to cook
turkey and ham on Christmas day,
but there are times when you may
get a bit tired of eating it as well as
cooking turkey or ham."
According to Chef Missick, one


alternative to turkey or ham is
chicken a whole chicken that is. "I
assure you that you won't go wrong
using a whole chicken for your
turkey or ham replacement. Every
one seems to love chicken so this
would be perfect," he added.
The chicken, covered in delicious
vegetables, can either be baked or
roasted with flavourful spices like
paprika, thyme, salt and ground
pepper.
Chef Adrian Rolle at SuperClubs
Breezes suggested that a leg of
lamb might be a great centerpiece
for your Christmas dinner. "If you
are tired of ham and turkey then
you should use a leg of lamb. This
has been a long time tradition to use
a leg of lamb, and the preparation is
quite easy and it is very flavourful,"
he told Tribune Taste.
Chef Rolle said that dining on
roasted leg of lamb is just as satisfy-


ing as a slice of turkey or ham. To
unleash the savoury taste of the
lamb, home chefs should marinate
the meat using a range of spices.
"The first thing you want to do is
retrieve an 8-10 pound lamb leg, de-
bone it, then add rosemary, salt,
thyme, garlic and ground peppers.
What you want to do is rub your
spices over the lamb leg and mari-
nate the lamb leg as well."
Another element of the Christmas
feast that many Bahamians look for-
ward to is the stuffing. Now, you
may think that because you are
using the lamb you ho longer need
the stuffing, but according to Chef
Rolle, stuffing can also be added.
"Lamb leg can also be stuffed. What
you would probably need is about
two cups of cornbread crumbles, as
well as two cups of white bread
crumbles, celery, onions, sweet pep-
pers, salt, as well as one pound of


butter," he said.
Along with the roasted lamb leg,
pork loin is another alternative for
turkey and ham.
"Pork loin is another food that
can be cooked to replace the ham.
and turkey. You can also stuff the
pork with stuffing and add whatever
condiments you enjoy eating," Chef
Rolle said.
To give your pork lion an explo-
sively delicious taste you can add a
splash of cranberry or mango glaze
to the meat. "These are very good
replacements and you are sure to
enjoy them," he said.
Changing up your holiday dinner
plans this year could be the start of
a wonderful Christmas tradition for
your family and friends to enjoy, so-
don't be afraid to bring something
new to the table it will be a deli-
cious surprise that will create warm
memories that will last a lifetime!


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