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By NATARIO McKENZIE
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DISTRAUGHT family mem-
bers of Preston Ferguson say that
they are certain he was murdered
and blame police for mishandling
the investigation into his death.


Ferguson, 38, a resident of Exu-
ma and father of one, was found
dead in a truck on the side of the
road in the area of Ocean Addition


East, near the Forest, Exuma, on
the morning of August 2. Police ini-
tially suspected that he had run off
the road and hit a utility pole, how-
ever, his family believes the acci-
dent was ,ilgcd "
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MAN ACCUSED OF WENDY BULLARD MURDER
* PAGE FIVE

FIRE DEATHS 'TO BE TREATED AS HOMICIDES'
* PAGE SIX

INMATE SET TO FACE MURDER CHARGE TODAY
* PAGE SEVEN


ACCUSED: Former PLP Senator Pleasant Bridgewater pictured on her
way to court.

Defendants plead not guilty to

John Travolta extortion charges
i.By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net
A JURY was selected yes-
terday in the case of former
SPLP Senator Pleasant
Bridgewater and former
paramedic Tarino Light-
bourne, who are accused of
attempting to extort $25 mil-
lion from Hollywood actor
John Travolta.
Six women and three men
were selected to hear evi-
dence in the case, whichewill
take place before Senior Jus-
tice Anita Allen.
The prosecution is expect-
ed to open its case this morn-
ing.
FORMER PARAMEDIC Tarino Light- SEE page five
bourne going to court yesterday.
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The family of Preston Ferguson say the
police's version of how he died is com-
pletely at odds with the evidence. They
have posed a number of questions to
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* IF his body was found sitting on top of a pile of smashed glass in the seat with no glass
whatsoever on top of his body.


* IF Preston died while sitting upright in the driver's seat, why is there no blood in this area,
whereas the passenger's side of the gearbox, console and floor covered in it?
* IF Preston died as a result of major trauma caused by his head striking a utility pole, how
was it that he was found sitting in the driver's seat, with his head against the head-rest? How
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* IF Preston died because his
exposed head struck this util-
ity pole, how did he come to
be driving several feet off the
road in the first place?
* IF this was the case, how
did he manage to steer back
on to the road after suffering
massive head trauma?
* IF his was out of the dri-
ver's window at the time,
should he not have struck
the side of his head, rather
than the middle of his fore-
head?
* DOES the police's version
not suggest he was looking
directly at the utility pole as it
approached his face?
* IF the police's version is
correct, would it not mean
Preston was attempting to
spit directly into the wind?


* IF this is the scuff marks the
impact of Preston's head
against the utility pole - caus-
ing massive trauma - how is
there no trace of blood on the
pole, the ground, or either side
of the driver's door?
* IF the window was smashed
as a result of the vehicle strik-
ing the poll, why is there no
smashed glass at the base of
the pole, but covers the ground
where the vehicle came to rest
20 yards down the road?
* IF Preston had his head out of
the window at the time of the
accident, the window must
have been down. If so, how did
it shatter upon impact, filling
the interior with glass?


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DISTRAUGHT family members of
Preston Ferguson say that they are
certain he was murdered and
blame police for mishandling the
investigation into his death.
Ferguson, 38, a resident of Exuma and father of
one, was found dead in a truck on the side of the
road in the area of Ocean Addition East, near the
Forest, Exuma, on the morning of August 2. Police
initially suspected that he had run off the road and
hit a utility pole, however, his family believes the
accident was ",1i. i , I "
They claim they know of an individual with a
motive to kill Preston. According to his sister, Eloise
Moxey, it is believed that her brother was having an
affair with a married woman.
"He promised my brother he was going to kill
him," Mrs Moxey alleged.
According to Preston's family, the minimal dam-
age to the vehicle he was found in was not consistent
with his massive injury and that the impact could not
have caused his death. According to Mr Ferguson's
family, police had raised the theory that Mr Fergu-
son had perhaps stuck his head out of the truck's
window to spit and hit his head on the lamp pole.
The second theory was that Mr Ferguson had fallen
asleep and his head fell out of the window.
Merv Johnson who had been with his uncle earlier
that night said that Mr Ferguson was found sitting
upright in the driver's seat of the truck with his head
slumped back.
"That was the only visible mark of any kind of
trauma to him. There wasn't any visible damage to
the truck. The front of the truck was intact, the wind-
shield was intact, the only damage was a scrape to
the driver's side of the truck and they were saying
that's what killed him," Mr Johnson said.
The family also highlighted the fact that most of
the blood was found on the passenger side. "The
only thing broken on the truck is the side mirror, not
one single drop of blood on the driver's side," Mrs
Moxey said. She also noted that no broken glass was
found on her brother's body but was found mainly
on the passenger seat.
"The window was broken out. It's obvious that the
glass was up and was hit from the outside to look like
an accident because most of the glass is on the pas-
senger side. He was sitting on glass. "How could he
sit on glass if the glass was broken on impact?" Mrs
Ferguson wanted to know. She also noted that the air
conditioning was left on which further suggested that


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the windows had been up. The family claims that
their evidence suggests that Mr Ferguson was the
victim of murder.
"The police are deeming this an accident, but we
know that this is a murder and we have evidence to
substantiate our claim that it was a murder," Mrs
Moxey alleged. According to Mr Ferguson's family,
the deceased was last seen leaving Rolleville with his
female friend.
"She picked him up as she was leaving Rolleville
and he drove with her supposedly back to his place.
He said he was going home; he had no reason to
come back out," Mr Ferguson's nephew said.
Mrs Moxey said that she has met with Commis-
sioner of Police Reginald Ferguson regarding the
matter and was recently informed that an investiga-
tion is continuing and that "experts are conducting a
re-enactment of the accident." Mrs Moxey said she
also met with National Security Minister Tommy
Turnquest.
Commissioner Ferguson told The Tribune, "We
are conducting a thorough investigation into this
matter. I am aware of the suspicions as to how he
may have died. We have been in touch with his fami-
ly and will have a meeting very soon to inform them
of our findings."
"Someone drove that vehicle to where they staged
this and drove it up against the lamp post. What con-
cerns us is the way this was handled by police," Mrs
Moxey said.
"They have gotten rid of every single piece of evi-
dence. They sent the truck back to Grand Isles
because my brother worked in the landscaping
department at Grand Isles. That was a company
truck. That's the reason he didn't go out in the truck
that night."
Mr Ferguson's family is also wondering whatever
became of his clothing and hair samples or DNA that
could be extracted from them. They say that the indi-
vidual they suspect has not as yet been questioned by
police. They also say that the woman who was the
last person to be seen with him has not been ques-
tioned either. The family says that they have been
awaiting the results of a toxicology report for about a
month.
"He left to go home that night. He left with a cer-
tain lady who was supposed to be taking him home.
The next morning he is dead and who shows up at
the door? This lady with her husband to say that he
is dead," Mrs Moxey said.
Mr Ferguson who was employed at Grand Isle Vil-
las as a Landscaping Supervisor was the youngest of
12 children. He was laid to rest August 21. He is sur-
vived by his son, Preston Jr.



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Obama war choice: Escalate or scale back


WASHINGTON - Escalate or scale back.
The blunt conclusion laid out by the top
American commander in Afghanistan -
"The status quo will lead to failure" -poses
a stark and urgent choice for President Barack
Obama: Intensify the foundering conflict with
more troops or narrow the mission to target-
ing terrorists instead of protecting Afghans.
In his report to Obama, Gen. Stanley
McChrystal makes clear his view that ulti-
mate success in Afghanistan requires over-
coming two main threats: the insurgency and
a "crisis of confidence" among Afghans in
their own government. Both must be
addressed, and together they require more
resources, he says.
"Insufficiently addressing either principal
threat will result in failure," the general con-
cludes.
The McChrystal assessment puts to the
test Obama's assertion just six months ago
that he would put the war effort on a path to
success by providing what the previous White
House didn't.
"For six years, Afghanistan has been
denied the resources that it demands because
of the war in Iraq," Obama said March 27.
"Now, we must make a commitment that can
accomplish our goals." He approved the dis-
patch of 21,000 more U.S. troops and
promised a comprehensive improvement in
the U.S. effort to stabilize the country, train its
security forces and advance justice and eco-
nomic opportunity.
Obama also said then that he would re-
evaluate after the Afghan presidential elec-
tion, which was held August 20. The charges
of widespread fraud and ballot-rigging that
emerged after the election have only added to
doubts in Washington about whether the
Afghan government can be counted on as a
reliable partner. The president thus far has not
endorsed the McChrystal approach, saying
in television interviews over the weekend that
he needs to be convinced that sending more
troops would make Americans safer from al-
Qaida. Tellingly, Obama reiterated in those
interviews that his core goal is to destroy al-
Qaida, which is not present in significant num-
bers in Afghanistan. He did not focus on sav-
ing Afghanistan.
"I'm not interested in just being in
Afghanistan for the sake of being in
Afghanistan or saving face," Obama told
NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
On Monday, two senior administration
officials said that among the options under
consideration at the White House is stepping
up missile strikes by U.S. aerial drones on
the Pakistan side of the Afghan border. Tal-
iban and associated Afghan rebel groups who
operate with relative impunity on the Pak-
istani side of the border already are being
targeted by U.S. Predator drone strikes, with
limited success.
McChrystal's report, first made public
Monday by The Washington Post, was not
intended to present Obama with a list of mil-


itary options. The general left no doubt where
he stands. He believes a full-scale, compre-
hensive counterinsurgency campaign is what
is required, and that time is of the essence.
But White House officials say the president
is considering more than the McChrystal
assessment as he weighs courses of action.
He's relying on the views of key Cabinet
aides, including Defence Secretary Robert
Gates, who said last week that he has yet to
make up his mind on the wisdom of commit-
ting more troops.
Gates has said, however, that he does not
believe that a scaled-back approach that
focuses mainly on killing al-Qaida leaders -
rather than the McChrystal view that coun-
terterrorism operations should be part of a
broader campaign to build up Afghan support
for their government - is the right answer.
"The notion that you can conduct a pure-
ly counterterrorist kind of campaign and do it
from a distance simply does not accord with
reality," Gates told reporters earlier this
month. "The reality is that even if you want to
focus on counterterrorism, you cannot do
that successfully without local law enforce-
ment, without internal security, without intel-
ligence" - without a major presence in Kab-
ul. McChrystal's immediate superior, Gen.
David Petraeus, sees it similarly.
"He (McChrystal) is the first to recognize
not just the extraordinary capabilities but also
the limitations of counterterrorism forces in
Afghanistan," Petraeus wrote in an opinion
article published Friday in The Times of Lon-
don.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
underlined the importance of seeking views
beyond McChrystal's report.
"It's critically important, but it's a part of
the overall process and there are many other
considerations that we have to take into
account," Clinton said in an interview airing
Monday on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Clinton also said that no decision would be
made until the outcome of the Afghan elec-
tion is known, "because we have to know
who our counterparts are, and we have to
make it clear that in return for X, we expect
Y."
Anthony Cordesman, a military analyst at
the Centre for Strategic and International
Studies who advised McChrystal in Kabul
this summer, said in a telephone interview
Monday that Obama has invited doubt about
his commitment to succeeding in Afghanistan
by putting off a decision on devoting more
resources.
"The truth is that we don't have that much
time," Cordesman said. "Waiting to see what
happens with existing resources and existing
troop levels, when the commanding general
has already said that's an unacceptable risk,
basically invites defeat." He added: "The
president has yet to show he can lead in this
war."
(This article was written by Robert Burns,
AP National Security Writer).


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EDITOR, The Tribune.

Thank you for allowing
me the space to respond to
the published position of the
Bahamas Christian Council
on the proposed marital
rape law, published in the
media and appearing in The
Tribune on September 4,
2009 at page six, under the
title Christian Council
response to proposed mari-
tal rape law.
One of the main thrusts
of the argument against the
proposed law is that it would
be subject to abuse.
All laws are subject to
abuse, but that fact alone
does not stop us as a people
from enacting laws to cor-
rect situations or actions that
we consider wrong.
For example, the fact that
a person may make a false
accusation of robbery or
child abduction, out of a
desire for revenge, has not
and would not cause us to
repeal the law of robbery or
child abduction so that those
actions are no longer crimi-
nal. We must ask ourselves
as Bahamians: Do we want
to protect wives from what
we understand to be the
crime (or offence) of rape?
Because if so, what alterna-
tive are we offering to those
wives who have been sub-
jected to having sexual inter-
course against their will?
The only suggestion con-
tained in the statement pub-
lished by the Council is that
of counselling, which, since
this already exists through
church, state and private
bodies, cannot be seen to be
a solution as it is obviously
an insufficient remedy.
We currently have the
crime of rape on the statute
books. Stealing is also a
criminal offence. Coun-
selling may be offered to a
first offender for having
committed the crime of
stealing, but this is on the
basis that stealing is indeed a
crime. How can the Council
speak about offering or rec-
ommending counselling for
a first offence of marital
rape, when it is not even
prepared to call rape what
it is and punish it according-
ly? I wonder what is the hus-
band's right that the Council
is seeking to protect or pre-


serve and what in the Coun-
cil's view is the wife's right
as regards her own person
(body).
The other dimension of
the abuse argument is the
call for there to be "checks
and balances" in place
before we as a nation should
even consider amending the
law. Let us therefore exam-
ine what procedures cur-
rently apply to criminal
complaints and in particu-
lar, where a complaint of
rape is made.
These are as follows:
1) A complaint is made to
the Police.
2) A Police officer takes a
statement from the person
who makes the complaint.
3) The Police take a state-
ment from the accused (if
he wishes to say anything).
4) The complaint is inves-
tigated, and physical or med-
ical evidence is obtained.
5) A senior Police officer
being someone other than
the investigating officer
decides whether to charge
the accused person.
6) If charged, the person
must appear in court. From
this point a legal tribunal has
control of the matter of the
complaint, which is prose-
cuted by the Attorney Gen-
eral, not by the person who
made the complaint. Wit-
ness must testify and be
cross-examined and eventu-
ally a decision is made on
the evidence.
Having regard to this
process I must ask "What
are the additional 'checks
and balances' that need to
be put in place before the
marital rape law can be
enacted?" It is simply not
the case that a wife could,
under the proposed amend-
ment, make a complaint this
evening that her husband
raped her, and tonight he is
locked up in Her Majesty's
Prison for a decade or the
rest of his life.
I disagree with Reverend
Paul that the marriage con-
tract implies open-ended
consent, if he means that the
consent is always operating.


1 Corinthians 7:5 says in part
"Do not deprive one anoth-
er except with consent for a
time" (NKJV). It would
seem that the consent can-
not be open-ended in the
sense described, if it could
be withdrawn at any time.
Furthermore, this verse
demonstrates that consent
is an essential element in the
sexual relationship between
husband and wife.
Their freedom or licence
to have intercourse with
each other at any time can-
not and does not amount to
a licence to have intercourse
with the spouse without his
or her consent.
In the daily life of mar-
ried couples they are each
consenting or agreeing to
intimacy on each and every
occasion that it occurs.
Rev Paul argues on behalf
of the Council that on their
marriage day "in the sight
of God and in the company
of witnesses, they pledged
to give themselves to each
other in holy matrimony and
thereby gave each other
upfront, implicit, open end-
ed sexual consent." It is
upon this basis that he
argues that it is not right,
and could never be right to
bring married couples under
the authority of a law that
has hitherto only applied to
non-married couples. The
difficulty with this argument
is that we do not, for exam-
ple, have a separate or dif-
ferent law for Christian cou-
ples and non-Christian cou-
ples when it comes to the
subject of divorce. Nor am I
suggesting that it should be
so. But the same way that
the law recognizes that non-
married persons or
estranged married persons
do have "sexual relations"
that go wrong, the law
should be brought to bear
in situations involving mar-
ried couples where the rela-
tionship has gone wrong.
His argument makes no
allowance for the human
condition, for husbands who
cruelly abuse their wives
sexually.
What to do with the hus-
band who refuses to buy
groceries, or to pay the
mortgage or rent, refuses to
pay the school fees, and
allows the lights to be turned
off, but has a sweetheart or
two, has STD's and
demands that his wife give
him sex. If she wants gro-
ceries in the house, or if she
wants the lights back on
then she is forced to give in
to want her husband wants.
No physical violence there,
but no wife's consent either.
But because in the com-
pany of witnesses he
pledged himself to her and
she to him she must submit?
And what about those
cases of repeated, horrible
physical violence?
Let me be sure to state for
the record, that I am neither
anti-marriage, nor anti-male.
I believe that in this country
there are many good hus-
bands, who outnumber the
"bad", who care for and sup-
port their wives and fami-
lies. In fact I am personally
acquainted with a number
of such. However, there is
such a thing as marital rape.
It exists in fact, if not yet
in law. I do hope that Sec-
tion 15 is repealed, that we
will call a spade "a spade",
and offer some hope and
help to those hurting wives.
I believe that one of the
unintended consequences of
this new law will be that per-
sons will enter into marriage
more soberly, more serious-
ly, and will be more likely
to accord to their spouse the
respect that he or she
deserves as a fellow human
being.

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Nassau,
September 4, 2009


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11 g TRAVOLTA TRIAL: DAY ONE


Defendants plead 'absolutely, positively, 100 per


cent not guilty' to John Travolta extortion charges


FROM page one

Ms Bridgewater, 49, and Mr Light-
bourne, 47, are accused of conspiring to
extort and attempting to extort money
from Mr Travolta between January 2 and
January 20 by means of threats.
Ms Bridgewater is also accused of abet-
ment to extortion. She is represented by
lawyers Murrio Ducille and Krysta Smith.
Mr Lightbourne is represented by Carl-
son Shurland and Mary Bain.
Director of Public Prosecutions
Bernard Turner, Neil Brathwaite and
Garvin Gaskin are prosecuting the case.
They are expected to call 14 witnesses,
among them Mr Travolta, PLP Senator
Allyson Maynard-Gibson and West End
and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe.

Arraigned
Ms Bridgewater and Mr Lightbourne
were first arraigned on the charges in
late January and arraigned again before
Senior Justice Allen on April 28 after
prosecutors presented a Voluntary Bill of
Indictment.
The charges were again read to the
defendants yesterday in the presence of
the jury.
When asked to enter a plea to the
charges both replied: "Absolutely, posi-
tively, 100 per cent not guilty."
Both Ms Bridgewater and Mr Light-
bourne are on $50,000 bail.
Senior Justice Allen yesterday acceded
to a request by their attorneys for the
two defendants to be allowed to sit
behind their lawyers during the trial
rather than in the prisoner's dock.
Reports of the alleged extortion
attempt emerged days after Jett Travol-
ta, the 16-year-old son of actors John
Travolta, 54, and Kelly Preston, 46, died
of a seizure at the family's vacation home
in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on January
2.
Ms Bridgewater announced her resig-
nation from the Senate days after the
police brought charges against her.


FORMER PARAMEDIC Tarino LigIilt":tlii ine
at court yesterday.


MAGISTRATE'S COURT: Melbourne Bain, 26


Man charged with murder


of mother during robbery


By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net


A MAN charged in the murder of a moth-
er-of-three who was gunned down at her
workplace in a daring daylight robbery last
month was arraigned in the Magistrate's
Court yesterday.
Police have charged Melbourne Bain, 26,
of Durham Street, in the August 21 murder
of Wendy Bullard.
Bain, alias "Snatcher", is also accused of
robbing Ms Bullard of $694 which belonged
to 21st Century Steel Welding on Royal
Palm Lane.
Ms Bullard, 34, was shot in the face when
two gunmen attacked her workplace situ-
ated just yards away from St George's Angli-
can Church.
She was the country's 53rd homicide vic-
tim for the year.


Police name slain

Burger King boss
By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net
THE Burger King manager
beaten and stabbed to death
outside the fast-food chain's
Tonique Williams-Darling
Highway location has been
identified by police as Rashad
Morris, 21.
Mr Morris lived on John
Street, off Baillou Hill Road,
and police believe he was
abducted and driven to the
restaurant where his killer or
killers demanded he open the
safe.
When Mr Morris, the man-
ager of Burger King on Fred-
erick Street and former man-
ager of the Tonique-Williams-
Darling restaurant, failed to
open the safe he was beaten in
the manager's office and
dragged outside where he was
stabbed several times.
A witness saw him being bru-
tally beaten outside the restau-
rant and called the police. Offi-
cers arrived at the scene within
minutes and found Mr Morris
dead in a pool of blood at
around 1.30am on Sunday.
Bahamasair pilot Lionel
Lewis McQueen, 29, was also
killed early Sunday morning.
He was shot several times
and found dead at his home in
Golden Palm Estates, near the
Kennedy Subdivision, shortly
after 4am.
His cousin and roommate
Montez Saunders was also shot
multiple times and remains in
serious condition at the Inten-
sive Care Unit of Princess Mar-
garet Hospital.
Police have launched inten-
sive investigations into both
matters.
Anyone with information
which may assist in the investi-
gations should call police
urgently on 911, 919 or call
Crime Stoppers anonymously
on 328-TIPS (8477).


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Inside Court 1, Bank Lane, yesterday, Ms
Bullard's relatives looked on as Bain was
arraigned before Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez.
Bain, who is represented by lawyer Ian
Cargill, was not required to enter a plea to
the armed robbery and murder charges.
He pleaded guilty, however, to possession
of an unlicensed shotgun.

Firearm

Court dockets state that Bain was found in
possession of the firearm on September 17.
He is expected to be sentenced on Septem-
ber 30 on the firearm charge.
In the meantime, Bain has been remand-
ed to Her Majesty's Prison.
His armed robbery and murder cases have
been transferred to Court 11, Nassau Street,
and adjourned to September 29.


MAGISTRATE'S COURT: Wade Rolle Jr, 19, Leonardo Wright, 26


Two men accused of murdering


Bertha's Go-Go Ribs employee


By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

TWO men charged in the
murder of a Bertha's Go-
Go Ribs employee were
arraigned in the Magistrate's
Court yesterday.
Wade Rolle Jr, 19, of
Union Village, alias
"Bumpy", and Leonardo
Wright, 26, of Millennium
Gardens, alias "Fox", are
accused of the armed rob-
bery and murder of Nelson
Goodman.
Last week, David Rolle,
34, of Big Pond was
arraigned in the Magistrate's
Court for Mr Goodman's
murder.
Mr Goodman, 44, of
Pinewood Gardens, was


gunned down outside
Bertha's Go-Go Ribs on
Poinciana Avenue, Coconut
Grove, just before midnight
on Wednesday, September
8.

Cash

It is alleged that the three
men robbed Mr Goodman
of $200 cash, the property
of Bertha's Go-Go Ribs,
and intentionally caused his
death.
According to initial
reports by police, the victim
was approached by several
people just before gunshots
were heard.
Rolle and Wright, who
were arraigned before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez in


Court 1, Bank Lane, were
not required to enter a plea
to the charges. Both men are
represented by lawyer
Devard Francis.
Mr Francis told the court
yesterday that Rolle, who
had complained of being
abused by police, was
denied medical attention.
Chief Magistrate Gomez
ordered that Rolle receive
medical attention.
Both men were remand-
ed to Her Majesty's Prison
and the case was adjourned
to September 25.
Inspector David Lockhart
told the court yesterday that
both men are also expected
to appear in Court 11, Nas-
sau Street, on armed rob-
bery charges.


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L O C A L N E W S


By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net


A FAMILY of four have been driven
out of their home after gangsters pelted
the house with bottles and rocks for weeks,
and injured a mother and her son in the
attacks.
Newspaper vendor Michael Johnson, 43,
said gangsters in the Kemp Road area
accused his eight-year-old son of stealing a
gun from them and started targeting the
house on September 6.
Attacks on the home have persisted on
almost a daily basis since, and Mr John-
son's wife and son have been injured on
two different occasions.
Mr Johnson, who sells newspapers in
Shirley Street near the junction with Kemp
Road, reported every incident to officers at
the Wulff Road Police Station, but his com-
plaints have not been taken seriously, he
said.
His wife Justine Johnson, 44, was badly
cut when bottles and rocks were thrown
through the living room window during the
first attack, and a glass bottle hit her in the
head.

Hospital
Michael, eight, was hit in the head with a
rock while in the shower on the morning of
Sunday, September 13. Although he wasn't
bleeding, his father took him to Princess
Margaret Hospital to be examined for con-
cussion or brain damage.
They reported the incident to police after
leaving the hospital, but Mr Johnson said
officers only told him to "get out" and "go
back home."
The following day Mrs Johnson and her
children, Michael and Michaelette, 13,
moved out of the house in Periwinkle
Alley, off Williams Lane, Kemp Road, and
Mr Johnson has been at home alone while
the attacks have persisted.
Mrs Johnson said: "This neighbourhood
must be getting worse because we never
had problems like this before. It's a horri-
ble thing, really scary."
Mr Johnson does not want his family to
return home until he is sure they will be
safe.
He said: "They accuse my son of stealing
a gun, which he didn't do, and one of the
young fellas tried to interfere with my
daughter. It's getting worse and worse.
"Sometimes we can't even sleep in the


house because bottles and rocks are
coming in through the window. They
have damaged every window in my
house."
Mr Johnson said the men who are
targeting the family are not local
and are likely to be a part of a gang
who gamble in the area on weekends
and fight with rocks and bottles.
He criticised police for not taking
action to protect his family.
The newspaper vendor said: "They
have driven us out of our house and .
all thepolice are doing is taking state-
ments to see what they can do, but
nothing has been done. But some- .
thing is going to have to be done
because I can't allow my wife and
children to be out there when they
should be at home with me."

SMASHED: A broken window is a calling
card of the rock-throwing gangsters.


THE TRIBUNE


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homicides

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net
THE deaths of four people killed in a fire last week were expect-
ed to be classified as homicides last night, as police said they are cer-
tain an arsonist sparked the deadly blaze in their home.
Theresa Brown, 51; her daughter Kayshala Bodie, 18; grand-
daughter Telair Johnson, one; and neighbour Savanna Stuart, 18,
all died of smoke inhalation when the family home in Wilson
Tract caught fire shortly after 7am last Thursday.
Supt Leon Bethel, head of the Royal Bahamas Police Force
homicide unit, said police suspect an object was thrown through the
front window into the living room of the house, igniting the fire.
Detectives are still examing the crime scene in an effort to iden-
tify the object which could have broken the front window of the
house off Wulff Road.
Supt Bethel said police are "almost certain" the fire was an
arson attack, but was unable to confirm this suspicion before The
Tribune went to press.
His officers will continue to interview relatives, friends and
neighbours of the victims in an effort to identify a suspect or sus-
pects, he said. Preliminary examinations by a pathologist have
shown all four victims died as a result of smoke inhalation. Their
bodies were not badly burned in the blaze, Mr Bethel said.
He denied reports claiming the victims were shot or attacked
before they died in their home, and he refuted neighbours' alle-
gations that the killer nailed the doors and windows shut to trap the
sleeping victims inside. However Mr Bethel said the residents
had bolted the doors from the inside and there are bars on the win-
dows which may have hindered their escape.
He added: "It seems like someone was able to set the place
ablaze from the outside by throwing something in through the
front window.
"They were trying to get out through the door and windows, but
they were all barred up, and because they were overwhelmed by the
smoke that might have inhibited their judgment.
"They would have been inhaling smoke for quite a while."
The homicide chief said: "We are still investigating, and we
continue to visit the area to gather information and search for
evidence associated with this matter.
"We are chasing all angles and don't want to target anyone
specifically until this investigation has been completed."
Anyone with any information which may assist investigations
should call police urgently on 911, 919 or call Crime Stoppers on
328-TIPS (8477).


Defence Force marine in


coma after near


By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
A YOUNG Defence Force
marine is clinging to life in a
coma after nearly drowning dur-
ing a training exercise at the
community pools in South
Beach.
The male marine seaman was
swimming laps in one of the
pools during a scuba diving les-
son along with several fellow
officers. As his colleagues sur-
faced at one end of the pool,
someone noticed that the
marine was motionless at the
bottom. His colleagues scram-
bled to pull him out and per-
formed CPR until an ambu-
lance arrived.
While the identity of the
marine not yet been released,
The Tribune understands he is
21-year-old Marine Seaman
Charles Heastie.
Although the incident hap-
pened around 11am on


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not reported to the press,
prompting concerned citizens
to contact The Tribune fearing
the matter was being "hushed
up".
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that under wraps - if it was me
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the organisation should know,"
said an outraged Defence Force
officer who spoke on condition
of anonymity.
The officer said he wonders if
the incident would have been
avoided if there had been more
instructors at the pool.
When contacted to confirm
the incident yesterday, Minis-
ter of National Security Tom-
my Turnquest - who has
responsibility for the Defence
Force - said officials are not try-
ing to cover anything up.
"There wasn't any reason
why they shouldn't have given a
report, it was an official
Defence Force activity," he said.
Mr Turnquest said he was
told about the incident by
Defence Force Commodore
Clifford Scavella on Wednes-
day and has been receiving rou-
tine updates on the marine's
condition.
"It was a dive course. They
were taking scuba diving lessons
at the Betty Kelly Kenning
pools and they were doing
breathing exercises, breath
holding and snorkel clearing.
"When (the other officers)
got to the other end, someone
shouted out to them that one
of their divers was underwater
and that's when they got him
surfaced and administered CPR
until the ambulance arrived,"
Mr Turnquest told The Tribune
yesterday.
Mr Turnquest declined to
comment when asked if a short-
age of certified instructors at
the pool contributed to the inci-
dent. Sources close to the Force
revealed that the marine is in a
coma and breathing with the
assistance of a respirator, but
Mr Turnquest did not confirm
or deny this. It is unclear if the
marine - who has been on the
Force for less than five years -
had any pre-existing health
issues. Mr Turnquest said the
officer, like all his colleagues,
would have taken part in an
annual physical last January.
A brief press release issued
by the Force after The Tribune
made inquiries said the marine
was admitted to Doctor's Hos-
pital "following a diving exer-
cise" at the Betty Kelly Ken-
ning Swim Complex.
The statement added that the
marine was in critical, but stable
condition.
An investigation into the inci-
dent is underway.


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A FORMER diplomat is
calling on the United
States to urgently imple-
ment a new and direct
strategy to tackle the drug
and gun problem in the
Caribbean region.
Sir Ronald Sanders - a
Tribune weekly columnist
and former chairman of
the Caribbean Financial
Action Task Force against
drug trafficking and money
laundering - warned that if
the US does not lead the
way in curbing the traffick-
ing of firearms and illegal
drugs through the region,
countries in the Caribbean
will suffer even further.
Addressing a recent
gathering of high-ranking
military officers at the
Royal College of Defence
Studies in London, Sir
Roland said: "Almost
every country (in the
Caribbean) has the same
problem and many of the
smuggled weapons, when
captured are traceable to
the United States. This
suggests that the absence
of a vigorous policy to curb
arms sales is unintentional-
ly contributing to crime in
Central America and the
Caribbean."

Resources

"In many cases, (the)
police forces (in those
countries) are out-gunned
by the weapons available
to drug gangs and they lack
the numbers, the equip-
ment and other resources
to combat the problem."
Sir Roland said the US
government could make an
"enormous contribution"
to resolving the drugs and
weapons problem "by
passing legislation and
implementing machinery
to control arms smuggling;
by reviewing the practice
of deporting convicted
felons to their countries of
origin, and by adopting
measures to stop legal sale
of assault weapons."
Caribbean countries, Sir
Roland said, are being
overrun by crime that
stems from the drug trade.
"In conditions of eco-
nomic decline and
increased unemployment,
drug trafficking and its
attendant other crimes
escalate, as they are now
doing throughout the
region," he said.
The former diplomat
called on the US to lead
the way in organising col-
laborative arrangements
with Europe, Latin Ameri-
ca and the Caribbean to
establish an anti-narcotic
programme which address-
es both supply and
demand.
"If this is not done, the
problem of drug-trafficking
and its attendant high
crime will continue to
plague Central America
and the Caribbean with a
terrible destabilising effect
on the small economies
that are least able to cope,"
he said.



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By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN inmate at Her
Majesty's Prison is expected
to be charged with the mur-
der of fellow prisoner Lloyd
Allen Albury sometime
today, according to a senior
police officer.
Albury died on Septem-
ber 10, two days after he was
admitted to hospital follow-
ing a fight in a cell at the
prison.
Police have now conclud-
ed their probe into his death
and are set to charge anoth-
er man with his homicide.
"We have done our inves-
tigations and we are expect-
ing to take that to court
(today) - we intend to
charge another inmate for
his death," head of the homi-
cide squad Assistant Super-
intendent Leon Bethel told


"We have done our investiga-
tions and we are expecting to
take that to court (today) - we
intend to charge another inmate
for his death."


Assistant Superintendent Leon Bethel


The Tribune yesterday.
Mr Bethel declined to
release details surrounding
Albury's injuries, nor would
he say what was the inmate's
official cause of death.
"All I can say is that he
died as a result of injuries
received," Mr Bethel said.
Albury, 55, was admitted
to Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal on September 8 - less
than a week after being


imprisoned on a vagrancy
charge.
"From our information he
was sent to prison for
vagrancy and he was placed
in a cell. While in the cell he
received injuries and that's
what we're looking into right
now.
"He was in prison for less
than a week," Mr Bethel
said in an earlier interview.
Albury's homicide marked


the country's 60th for the
year.
On Sunday, Burger King
employee Rashard Morris,
22, was beaten and then
stabbed to death after being
abducted. He was reported-
ly taken to the fast-food
chain's Tonique Williams
Darling location, where he
was beaten and then stabbed
to death after he failed to
open the store's safe for his
kidnapper.
Just hours later, around 4
am, Bahamasair pilot Lionel
Lewis McQueen was found
dead in his blood-splattered
home in Golden Palms
Estates. He had been shot
several times while his room-
mate Martez Saunders -
who was also shot multiple
times - was found alive in
front of the home.
Their murders marked
homicides 61 and 62, respec-
tively, Mr Bethel said.


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Prime Minister Ingraham about the more than 150 works on display.


Profile of an exemplary East Nassau Rotarian


Rotarian Jeff Albury has
been an active member of the
Rotary Club of East Nassau for
30 years.
He was drawn to Rotary
because of the organisation's
commitment to community ser-
vice and in the hope of being
able to help those less fortunate
in our community.
Over the years, Jeff has been
involved in numerous clubs
activities, from helping organ-
ise weekly lunch programmes
to the club fair, which he was
especially fond of as it put the
whole club to work in an effort
to help others.
Jeff also recruited his wife,
Susan, and together they
wrapped more than $3,000
worth of coins, the majority of
which were donated by Mall at
Marathon. The funds were put
to use in Rotary Club of East
Nassau's youth programmes.
Jeff's most treasured Rotary


memory was when he was first
elected to the club's board of
directors.
The position enabled him to
help direct the club's activities
and maintain its reputation in
the community.
He says he is proud of what
the Rotary Club of East Nas-


sau and Rotary International
(RI) stand for and have
achieved so far, but acknowl-
edges that the future of Rotary
depends on the constant induc-
tion of new members and keep-
ing Rotarians involved in club
affairs and local projects like
the Fox Hill Run and RI's goals
such as ridding the world of
polio.
When not busy with Rotary
work, Jeff enjoys boating and
spending time with his family.
He said his proudest achieve-
ment in life was the day he fin-


ished paying for his children's
education. A truly down to
earth individual who epitomises
the saying "actions speak loud-
er than words", Jeff defines suc-
cess as "the satisfaction of a job
well done."
He lives his life according to
the best pieces of advice he ever
received - treat everyone with
respect, and Rotary's Four-Way
Test: Is it the truth?; Is it fair
to all concerned? Will it build
good will and better friend-
ships? Will it be beneficial to
all concerned?


FOX Hill MP Fred Mitchell
has condemned persons who
are seeking to vilify former
PLP chairman Raynard Rigby
for raising concerns about
West End and Bimini MP
Obie Wilchcombe chairing
the party's upcoming conven-
tion while running for the
deputy leadership at the same
time.
Mr Rigby charged that Mr
Wilchcombe clearly "does not
understand the principles of
conflict of interest and fair-
ness and transparency."
"He appears not to recog-
nise the perceptions that are
created by continuing to serve
in the capacity of convention
chair."
Mr Rigby said that in his
opinion these are matters that
go to the issue of one's fitness
to serve and character.
"Even though Mr Wilch-
combe may not be able to
define what a conflict is, I
know one when I see one and
so does the public. The pre-
sent facts surely satisfy the
test.
"It must also follow that if,
in Mr Wilchcombe's own
words, at 50 years he does not
have the experience to serve
as leader he must also not be
competent to serve as the par-
ty's deputy.
"His election to the post
would in fact take the PLP
backwards. I have one agen-
da, and that is to serve the
best interests of the PLP and
to ensure that we ready the
party to fight and win the next
general election," he said.
Mr Mitchell thanked Mr
Rigby for his timely interven-
tion in the public domain on
behalf of the PLP.
"(US President) John
Kennedy said that the men
who criticise those who have
power, play just as valuable a
role as those who do, particu-
larly if that criticism is a disin-
terested criticism.
"Mr Rigby is not seeking
any office, reward or nomina-
tion, just a better PLP, and
thereby a better Bahamas. I
do not support any attempt to
vilify his public contribution. I
defend his right to say it. I
have canvassed a number of
other colleagues who share
this view," Mr Mitchell said in
a statement.
The Fox Hill MP said that
the question is not what Mr.
Rigby says, but whether or
not what he says is "to the
point, true and of some value
to the public debate."
"There is a lot of lip service
to the role of dissent in public
life, but as soon as it rears its
head there is vilification of the
messenger instead of listen-
ing," Mr Mitchell said.


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Bahamas maintains a backward approach




to informing citizens about their rights


By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com


IN THE Bahamas, it
appears that many
Bahamians display a
complete ignorance
of their Constitutional rights
and the country's laws. Today,
unless it is a right given under
the numerated rights of the
Constitution, the only
supreme instrument that gives
and guarantees the right of
every citizen is the Constitu-
tion.
Last week Thursday,
American citizens celebrated
Constitution Day, a stark con-
trast to the Bahamas that still
maintains a backward
approach to enlightening its
citizens about their guaran-
teed rights and/or the statutes
that speak to the legality or
illegality of their actions.
In the United States,
aspects of the constitution are
taught during elementary
school. In this country, there
is a dire need for civics to be
comprehensively taught at the
primary school level and,
even more, for the publica-
tion of a "You and your con-
stitution" book that simpli-
fies, in everyday parlance, the
rights conferred upon the
populace and other elements
of this supreme law.
Do Bahamians really know
the amount of power they
bestow upon an MP when he
is sent to Parliament, or are
we too consumed with the
catchy slogans and the revelry
and social ambiance at politi-
cal rallies?
Frankly, Bahamians must
endeavour to learn the sci-
ence of citizenship and appre-
ciate that no right is granted
without a certain level of
responsibility-taking into
account the public and pri-
vate domain-and, in some
instances, a cost (i.e. the state
may have to raise taxes to


deliver certain rights, for e.g.,
education or national health-
care).
In speaking about our con-
stitutional rights, recent trav-
els onboard the national flag
carrier-Bahamasair-come
to mind.
As a Bahamian, I have a
right to travel anywhere in the
Bahamas; however, Bahama-
sair's policy-where they
demand my passport, which
is a document used for inter-
national travel-infringes
upon my right to freedom of
movement within the archi-
pelago.

Passport
When has the passport
become a necessary require-
ment for inter-island travel in
the Bahamas' archipelago?
The Americans don't show
passports when they travel
from state to state, so why
must we when we travel from
New Providence to the Fami-
ly Islands?
One of the incidences of
Bahamian citizenship, which
is an integral part of the bun-
dle of rights granted by the
Constitution, is the freedom
of every Bahamian to travel
unreservedly throughout the
islands.
In the Bahamas, security
concerns allow for the sus-
pension of the constitution
and the imposition of martial
law in emergency cases.
In the case of Bahamasair's
policy, is this an instance
where the danger is such that
they have to suspend rights?
Isn't the Constitution the


supreme law of the land?
What happens if a traveller
doesn't have his/her passport
and has never sought a license
to drive?
What happens when I fly
Bahamasair again and exer-
cise my right to free internal
movement within the
Bahamas and refuse to show
my passport?
It appears that the economy
of the Bahamas dictates our
sovereignty, particularly as a
policy such as Bahamasair's
violate people's fundamental
rights because the govern-
ment has had its arm twisted
since September 11, 2001, due
to our nearly desperate need
for airlift to sustain our wan-
ing tourism industry.
If Bahamian citizens have
to conform to their "passport-
showing obligations" relative
to the boarding of inter-island
Bahamasair flights, do the civ-
il aviation authorities employ
a discriminatory, double-stan-
dard when dealing with the
owners of private aircraft who
show no identification and
merely travel in and out of
the Bahamas-unchecked?
Should every airport or


If law enforcement authorities in the
Bahamas are serious about enforcing the
laws and reducing instances of serious crime
while also earning the treasury quite a bit of
money through fines, it must address the pet-
ty crimes.
Using section 212 of the Penal Code
(Chapter 84), the Ministry of National Secu-
rity and the Commissioner of Police should
see to it that throngs of police officers are
deployed onto the streets to conduct a drag-
net operation.
On any given evening, such an operation
would net thousands in fines, lead to the
apprehension of wanted criminals and tar-
get those individuals who are selling food
out of trunks of vehicle without health cer-
tificates and business licenses, who illegally
light fires and destroy government property,


port-private or not-then
have these same unconstitu-
tional strictures? Why is
Bahamasair's approach not
applied across the board to
private charter companies as
well?
On this issue, I spoke with
medical doctor, lawyer and
law professor Dr Dexter
Johnson, who said:
"I'm not showing my pass-
port. The situation at
Bahamasair is an example of
government's knee-jerk reac-
tion after 9/11. The govern-


Every time I'm returning from overseas, midway in the
flight to the Bahamas I'm often irritated when it's stipulat-
ed that I must fill-out an immigration form to land at the
Lynden Pindling International airport. Frankly, the distrib-
ution of these immigration forms to Bahamian travellers is
an archaic practice that must be dispensed with. Bahamian
travellers should not be mandated to waste time completing
these unnecessary forms, since we all have a right to be
here and it's not as if the immigration department can put a
Bahamian on a plane and send him/her elsewhere.


arrest persons who unlawfully affix signs on
buildings or public property (poles), fine per-
sons who do not have a permit from the
Commissioner of Police to ply their wares
or to hold demonstrations, fine hawkers, loi-
terers and phone card peddlers, sellers of
fruits and clothes who do not have the prop-
er documentation, fine persons who play
music or make noise to the annoyance of
others, and so on.
I'm told by persons who lived in Freeport
that the minor illegal acts that Nassauvians
get away with could never openly transpire
under the governance of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority.
With this in mind, is there any wonder why
serious acts of criminality have permeated
nearly every community on New Providence?


ment acted in haste and over-
reacted. Horrendous things
have happened in other coun-
tries long before 9/11-Britain
was bombed by the Nazis, the
IRA, etc-so why do the
Americans think that they
have to superimpose their will
on the world? It appears to
be a misjudged attempt to
comply with the FAA.

Regulations

"Is this to do with our secu-
rity, is this in compliance with
international regulations and
how does it fit in with
Bahamian law as regards the
rights of citizens? Is this part
of Bahamian law to the extent
that the international treaties
and regulations have been
accepted by the Bahamian
government?" Dr Johnson
said.
If it is that Bahamasair is
complying with FAA regula-
tions, is this then a condition
of using the airport?
Should it now be under-


stood that in order to fly
Bahamasair or use the airport,
a Bahamian must give up a
right as a condition for using
that aircraft/facility?
And, while I'm at it, what-
ever happened to all those 'x-
ray' machines that outfitted
several Family Island airports
immediately after 9/11?
It is high-time that the
Bahamas takes a page out of
Jamaica's book and institutes
a national ID.
Air travel in the Bahamas
is not so bad that it justifies
citizens either choosing to
show a document whose pur-
pose is for external travel or
having their rights suspend-
ed. If this continues, this will
no doubt lead to Bahamians
mounting legal action-a con-
stitutional challenge.
I encourage any citizen who
has had experiences where
their entitlement to their
rights has been forbidden to
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A NUMBER of young
sailors competed in this year's
Bahamas Optimist National
Championships at Montagu
Bay, New Providence.
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Mr Olympia: Can Joel


make the top 10?


FROM page 11


American Dexter Jackson. Jay Cutler,
another American who relinquished his
title to Jackson, is also entered. He won
back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007.
Mr Olympia, which originated in 1965
with Larry Scott winning the first two titles,
has had such champions as California Gov-
ernor Arnold Schwarzenegger (1970-1975
and 1980).
But Lee Haney (1984-1991) and Ron-
nie Coleman (1998-2005) have both held
the title more than any other competitor.
Although he doesn't feel that he hasn't
arrived to the point where he can chal-
lenge for the title, Stubbs said he has put
together a routine that will definitely make
him a contender for consideration.
"I just want them to give me a honest
ranking," he said.
The Bahamasair pilot, who got into
building after he went through therapy for
a broken leg he sustained playing basket-
ball, said he originally only wanted to test
his skills at CAC.
But after winning the crown, Stubbs said
Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Fed-
eration president Danny Sumner and oth-
ers encouraged him to take it a step further
in the pro ranks.
"When I went out there for the first time
in the pro ranks, I left a statement out
there with my back," he insisted. "They
had never seen such a phenomenal back
developed like my own.
"It was all over the Internet and in the
magazines that I indeed had the best back
in the world. They labeled me ahead of
two Mr Olympia."
That episode in 2005 inspired Stubbs to
go on and try to further develop his entire
body so that he can get a chance to contest


for the ultimate - the Mr Olympia title.
"I decided to continue on, being moti-
vated by a lot of people out there and I got
a little more mass and structure and was
able to place in the top ten, but never got in
the top three to qualify for Mr Olympia
until I did in Dallas.
"I think this is a gate opened for me
now to move my programme to another
notch, another level to getting to the point
where I can compete for the Mr Olympia
title."
Coleman, according to Stubbs, won the
Mr Olympia title at 42, so he doesn't see
why he shouldn't be able to achieve the
same goal.
"It's not so much an age thing. It's the
genetic of the body, the nutritional level
and how you keep your body," said Stubbs,
who competed in a total of 13 pro shows to
finally get to the big stage.
In 2005, Stubbs competed in his first two
pro shows. He increased it to three in 2006
and entered two more in 2007, three more
in 2008 and just two so far this year.
Now Stubbs said he's quite confident
with his conditioning, his body fat and his
diet to get prepared for the Mr Olympia.
"In this sport you have to do what you
have to do," he insisted. "You just have to
put the metal to the pedal and drive ahead
at full speed and see what happens at the
end of the day.
"But I feel good going into Mr Olympia.
I'm working daily, especially in my pos-
ing routine, so I'm really polished. But it's
just a matter of time before I get to really
see what I've been doing for the past few
weeks in my preparation."
After this weekend, Stubbs said he wants
Bahamians to feel very proud of his accom-
plishment in Las Vegas.


DANNY de CARDENAS (shown) repeated as champion of the Bahamas Optimist National Champi-
onships over the weekend. The 14-year-old St Andrew's School ninth grader completed the two-day
event in Montagu Bay by accumulating a total of 15 points, but ended up with a net of 10 after he
dropped his worse race score of 5 points. Competing out of the red group for competitors 13-15 years
old, he said he felt he went out and competed very well in the seven races contested. "I just tried to
stay focused and got some good starts because I knew that the competition was going to be a lot
stiffer than it was last year," said de Cardenas, the Royal Nassau Sailing Club member who also plays
baseball and soccer. "There was a lot of people who caught up to me on the last day. But I think I got
off to a good start on the first day and I was able to hold onto my lead," he said.


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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
When Joel
Stubbs
heads to
Las Vegas,
Nevada,
for his debut in the Mr
Olympia this weekend, he will
be on stage with the top 26
ranked competitors in the
world.
Stubbs, who qualified at a
tournament in Dallas, Texas,
will leave town on Wednes-
day for the world's biggest
bodybuilding show where he


will participate in the pre-
judging on 7pm Friday. The
final is set for Saturday at the
same time.
Based on his preparation,
Stubbs said he has something
in store for the public.
"I think this is the best that
anybody would have seen me
on stage," Stubbs said. "I'm
in much better condition from
what they saw me in earlier
this year.
"I pretty much brought my
legs up a bit in the volume,
not so much in the size. But I
have them looking more
fuller. As you know, body-
building is all about an illu-


sion, so if I can present it as a
gain to the judges, I'm sure I
can leave an impression in
Las Vegas."
Having qualified for the
first time since he turned pro-
fessional when he won his
card by winning the Central
American and Caribbean
Bodybuilding Championships
in 2003, Stubbs said if he can
finish in the top 10, he would
feel quite content.
"With all of the names that
are in place, I think they are
all pretty much established,"
pointed out Stubbs, who has
yet to win his first pro show.
"But from my mind set, I


New NPWBA




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open arms


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
TWO years ago, Simone
Beneby introduced the Elec-
tro Telecom Cybots Lady
Queens to the New Provi-
dence Women's Basketball
Association.
Two months later, she has
been introduced as the new
president of the league.
At the recent election of
officers, Beneby was voted in
to replace Antoinette
Knowles, who opted not to
return for another term in
office.
In an interview with The
Tribune yesterday, Beneby
said she feels it's going to be a
challenge, but one that she
welcomes with open arms.
"It's a bit different. It's a
challenge, but I'm just doing
the best that I can to advance
women's basketball in the
country," she stressed.
Beneby will work along
with the following executive
members - Jeannie Minus,
first vice president, Cindy
Fox, second vice president,
Sharel Cash, third vice presi-
dent, Anthony Swaby, fourth
vice president, Laveme Wild-
goose, treasurer, Natasha
Gibson, secretary and Freddie
Brown, commissioner.
"I think I have a good slate
of officers. Based on our
executive meetings we've had
thus far, it's a good slate of
persons who are willing to
work," she said.
"I think they have all been
working very hard trying to
get all of the things that we
want accomplished, accom-
plished for this league. So it's
a good hard working aggres-
sive team."
On November 7 at the D
W Davis Gymnasium, the


SIMONE BENEBY


league is expected to official-
ly start its 2009/2010 regular
season. But over the week-
end of October 23-24, there
will be a pre-season jam-
boree.
Along with Beneby's Elec-
tro Telecom, the league is
once again expected to be
made up of six teams. Among
them are defending champi-
ons Johnson's Lady Truckers,
runners-up Bommer George
Lady Angels, Sunshine Auto
Lady Cheetahs, the Royal
Bahamas Defense Force and
the Junior Nationals.
The part-time Gospel
comedian said she intends to
be back as the coach of the
Lady Queens, but if it


Photo by Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

becomes a conflict of inter-
est, she will have no problem
relinquishing her duties.
In the meantime, Beneby
said her aim this year is to get
some key elements into the
women's league.
"We're in the process right
now of creating a web page
that would give our audience
some information on the
league, outside of just our
game time," she pointed out.
"We want to provide them
with some information on the
past players, the history of the
league and some of the leg-
ends who played the game."
Additionally, Beneby said
they are also going to focus
on developing a feeder sys-


JOEL STUBBS is scheduled to depart for Las Vegas on Wednesday to take part in Mr Olympia...


want to give them a phenom-
enal package that at the end
of the day, they will have to
go back to their books and try
to determine just exactly
where they will place Joel


BASKETBALL
CYBOTS WIN TITLE


COACH Wayde Watson
and his Electro Telecom
Cybots celebrated another
milestone on Saturday night
at the D W Davis Gymnasi-
um.
Fresh off winning the New
Providence Basketball Asso-
ciation title, Watson and his
Cybots captured the Bahamas
Government Departmental
Basketball Association crown.
They did it by dethroning
the Police Crimestoppers 103-
91 in the fourth game of their
best-of-five championship
series. They ended up taking a
3-1 decision in the showdown.
Mark Hanna led the attack
for the Cybots with a game
high 39 points. Billy Sands
added 18. Valentino Richard-
son scored a side high 37 and
Adorn Charlow chipped in
with 18 in a losing effort.
BOXING
MACKEY OFF
TO CANADA
JERMAINE 'Choo Choo'
Mackey and his handlers, Ray
and Michelle Minus, are
scheduled to leave town today
for Montreal, Canada, where
Mackey will fight Haitian-
born Canadian Adonis
'Superman' Stevensen on Fri-
day night at the Bell Center.


tem for the league where they
incorporate the high school
system so as to attract a lot
of the younger players.
"We want the younger girls
who don't get the opportuni-
ty to go off to school to be
able to look at this as a viable
alternative where we can
have some coaches from the
United States come and see
them," she said.
"In term, we hope to send
some of our teams off to the
United States to play in tour-
naments so that the coaches
over there can also see them
with the view of getting some
of them off to school."
The league, according to
Beneby, is also looking at the
possibility of generating some
revenue where they can even-
tually get in one or two live
television games.


Stubbs. A top ten would be
very good for me for my first
showdown."
Stubbs, 42, will be one of
just two competitors from the
Caribbean who will be partic-



The fight comes after
Mackey spent three weeks in
Berlin, Germany, sparring
with world champion Mikkel
Kessler in August and it
comes just before Mackey
gets set to defend his British
Commonwealth title against
Charles Adamu of Ghana
next month at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium.
SOCCER
COB LOSES
DOUBLE HEADER
THE College of the
Bahamas' men and women
soccer teams both lost their
soccer matches to Webber
International University as
they concluded their tour of
the Sun Belt Coast in Florida.
While the men lost 5-1, the
women were whitewashed 12-
0.
The men's soccer team is
now expected to participate


ipating in the show. The other
is Trinidad & Tobago's Dar-
ren Charles.
Back to defend his title is
SEE page 10


in the Bahamas Football
Association's senior league,
which commences on Octo-
ber 25, while the women's
team will commence its off-
season programme for next
Fall's season.
VOLLEYBALL
COB PREPARES
FOR SEASON
THE College of the
Bahamas will continue its
Athletics calendar with their
women's volleyball team trav-
eling to Miami, Florida, to
play St Thomas University
and Florida Memorial Uni-
versity over the weekend of
October 16-17.
In preparation for the col-
legiate tour, the Lady Caribs
will play in the New Provi-
dence Volleyball Association
(NPVA) that starts play this
weekend at the D W Davis
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In an effort to boost food production in far-flung commu-
nities, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corpo-
ration is donating a greenhouse to the public school here.
And, to help get the programme underway, BAIC is con-
tributing $500 for seeds and fertilisers, executive chairman Edi-
son Key said.
Mr Key headed a team which travelled to Ragged Island
last weekend for the presentation of certificates to persons
BAIC trained in straw craft.
They were joined by Exuma and Ragged Island administra-
tor Ivan Ferguson, BAIC's assistant general manager in charge
of handicrafts Donnalee Bowe and executive secretary Lovelee
McQueen.
The craft graduates were: Sade Lockhart-Bain; Rhesa
Boodram; Lovell Lockhart; Nino Frances, Jr; Ashton Brooks;
Myron Lockhart-Bain, Jr; Verva Wallace; Charlene Lockhart-
Bain; Angela Cyrille; Elma Wilson, and Pauline Maycock. They
were tutored by celebrated craft trainer Eloise Smith.
Using silver top palms and sisal plants, they produced a vari-
ety of bags, hats, caps, and mats, utilising popular Bahamian
plaits. Goatskin mats were also featured.
A successful farmer himself, Mr Key urged Ragged Islanders
to focus on feeding themselves and lessening their dependence
on foreign imports.
"There is no reason why we can't start producing our own
food even right here in Ragged Island," said Mr Key to a rous-
ing round of applause.
"I know you are self-sufficient in conch and fish, but plant
whatever fruit trees you can find. They will grow right here. And
we will do everything we can to help you."
More than $500 million in food is imported each year, he said.
"Why are we not producing even a quarter of that amount?
Do you know how many thousands of jobs that can create?"
Mr Key commended Ragged Islanders for the "excellent
quality" of their straw work.
He urged them to tap into the more than $200 million sou-
venir market, which is currently being supplied by imports
from other countries.
"Let us teach our people to produce these products. There is
a tremendous market for them," he said.
"Let us take advantage of everything we can in developing our
people to be an active part of the economy. We want to make
sure that Ragged Island is not left out."
Ragged Island and Exuma administrator Ivan Ferguson con-
gratulated Mr Key for "the excellent work you are doing in this
country."
"I see this as a stepping-stone for bigger and better things to
happen on Ragged Island," he said.
"One of our problems is that we do not prepare our people
adequately to meet the challenges of this global community.
"Mr Key and BAIC are preparing Ragged Islanders for what
is expected to come to this island. They are empowering the peo-
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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
T H E
Bahamian
Contractors
Association's
(BCA) presi-
dent yesterday
said that while
official figures
showed mort-
gage commit-
ments for new
construction WRINKLE
fell by 26.1 per
cent year-over-year for the
2009 second quarter, the mar-
ketplace reality was fare
worse with "50 per cent less
starts" as financing recipients
held off on their projects.
Stephen Wrinkle said Cen-
tral Bank of the Bahamas'
data showing that mortgage
commitments for new con-
struction and repairs - both
residential and commercial -
fell by 26.1 per cent to $56.1
million for the three months
to June 30, 2009, was "better
news than what we expect-
ed".
However, he suggested
there was a disconnect
between those figures and was
actually occurring in the
Bahamian construction mar-
ket, with recipients of bank
debt financing reluctant to
commence new builds due to
the lack of confidence caused
by the recession.
"Our impression is that
only 25 per cent of mortgage
applications are currently
being approved," Mr Wrin-
kle told Tribune Business.
"I'm sure that's in keeping
with what's happening in the
marketplace. We probably
started to see a fall in that this
time last year, but I'm sur-
prised that's [the 26.1 per cent
drop] all it is."
Mortgage financing actual-
ly released to borrowers for
new construction and repairs
fell by 25.4 per cent to $64.3
million during the 2009 sec-
ond quarter, providing fur-
ther evidence of the weaken-
ing economy and its impact
on the housing and construc-
tion sector.
"It seems like there's less
work in the marketplace," Mr
Wrinkle told Tribune Busi-
ness. "The numbers may say
different, but there appears
to be more of a fall-off in the
marketplace than that.
"It seems as if those peo-
ple who received approvals
may not have proceeded with
their projects. As a result,
there's some disparity
SEE page 2B


plans 2011


By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net


bottler and distributor
has matched its global
counterparts through
unwavering sales
demand for its products, its president
telling Tribune Business yesterday that


plant open


Ground broken for new facility on Tonique Williams-Darling
Highway, with construction and transfer to take two years


its new bottling plant will come on
stream by 2011.
Walter Wells, head of Caribbean
Bottling, revealed that the company
broke ground for the new plant on
Tonique Williams-Darling Highway


last month, and expects the construc-
tion and transfer from the current
Thompson Boulevard location to take
two two years.
Mr Wells said the new plant will
leave the company better positioned


to move with the market and meet
demand when the Bahamian economy
turns around.
"We're upbeat and optimistic about
SEE page 6B


Fashion show suffers 'offset' 'We want to be nearer forecasts'


impact from the recession


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMIAN designers
"have not moved as aggres-
sively as they could" to devel-
op a local fashion industry
through exploiting events
such as Miss Universe, the
organiser of an upcoming
Bahamas-based fashion show
saying yesterday that his
event had both benefited and
been negatively impacted by
the global recession.
Owen Bethel, president
and chief executive of the


* While designer numbers set to drop from 38 to 20 at
Islands of the World, cancellation/downsizing at other
Caribbean events set to boost buyer attendance
* Bahamian designers 'have not moved as aggressively
as they could' to develop local industry
* Miss Universe designer approached by 'major
buyer' for purchases, with local sector having
potential to generate 'fashion tourism'


Nassau-based Montaque
Group, whose Modes Illes
subsidiary is currently organ-
ising the second Islands of the


World fashion show, said that
while the designer line-up had
SEE page 4B


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
GOVERNMENT revenues
are still $30 million behind
2009-2010 Budget predictions,
the minister of state for
finance said yesterday, with
the Government wanting "to
be nearer forecast than that".
With the first quarter of the
Government's 2009-2010 fis-
cal year due to end on Sep-
tember 30, Zhivargo Laing
said it was "much too early"
to say whether Budgetary
forecasts and spending plans
would have to be adjusted,
indicating the Government
would see how revenue trends
fared for the remainder of
2009.
"We are still looking at $30
million or so behind forecast,
so that's something which we
will continue to keep under
watch. We'd like to be nearer
forecast than that," Mr Laing
told Tribune Business.
He explained that the Gov-
ernment was also watching to
see if there was the same kind
of steep decline in revenue
that occurred post-September
2008, when Lehman Brothers
collapsed and nearly took the
global financial system and
economy with it.
Mr Laing also said that
year-over-year revenue com-
parisons were "much narrow-


Government
revenues still $30m
behind forecast,
but 'much too early
to say' whether
Budget predictions
have to be revised or
spending cuts occur

SEE page 2B


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government is pur-
suing double taxation agree-
ments and investment treaties
with all countries offering
those options in negotiations
over Tax Information
Exchange Agreements
(TIEAS), a minister saying
yesterday that he was "confi-
dent" the Bahamas would
meet the necessary standards
by the required deadlines.
Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, told Tribune
Business that the Govern-
ment's negotiations were
"going extremely well" as it
seeks to meet the G-
20/OECD minimum require-
ments of having 12 TIEAs in
place by year-end.
When asked whether the
Bahamas was likely to meet
the deadline it had set itself to
implement its commitments
on tax transparency and the
exchange of tax information,
Mr Laing told this newspa-
per: "I'm very confident that
we will.
"I think our negotiations


with any number of countries
are going extremely well. We
have reached very satisfacto-
ry conclusions with any num-
ber of them."
Michael Paton, a former
Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) chairman, told
Tribune Business last week
that his only concern was that
this nation did not run into
trouble with the G-20/OECD


by failing to meet its commit-
ments as a result of their
members' "scheduling con-
flicts".
He expressed concern that
some might say they were too
busy to conclude a TIEA with
the Bahamas in the timeframe
this nation had committed to,


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FROM page 1B

between what those figures
are saying and what is hap-
pening in the marketplace.
Some people may be quali-
fied and not moving forward,
because they're afraid of what
is happening.
"It's better news than we
expected, but the physical
marketplace indicates there
is less than that going ahead.
There may be 25 per cent less
approvals, but 50 per cent less
starts."
Further depressing the


Bahamian construction indus-
try is the more than 50 per
cent contraction in foreign
purchases of this nation's land
and real estate during the
2009 second quarter, which
fell to $50 million. Net for-
eign direct investment inflows
into the Bahamas during
those three months fell by 20
per to $175.8 million, a $43.6
million decline from the pre-
vious year's $219.4 million.
The BCA president told
Tribune Business there was
no sign that the current trends
impacting the Bahamian con-


struction industry would turn-
around soon.
He added: "Many contrac-
tors are struggling, and it's
due to circumstances beyond
the ordinary person's control
and, indeed, the Governmen-
t's control. None of this will
resolve this without a stimulus
by external forces. Baha Mar
represents the brightest hope
of turning this trend around."
Mr Wrinkle said major con-
struction projects, such as
mixed-use resort develop-
ments, usually translated into
smaller and medium-sized
developments that Bahamian
contractors could work on,
yet the sector was suffering
from an almost-total absence
of these currently.
With foreign direct invest-
ment, the key driver of the
Bahamian economy, down by
anywhere between 20-33 per
cent and no recovery immi-
nent, the BCA president
urged Bahamians to "take
control of our own destiny"
by investing more in their
own economy.
"Right now, there's a lot of
vacant commercial space on
the island, and a lot of busi-
nesses are struggling," Mr
Wrinkle said. "We will see
some filtering out of com-
mercial businesses. It's going
to take us a little while to fill


this void. Unless we generate
some internal income for the
country, we will be dependent
on external forces."
He called for Bahamians to
"put together or be part of
the [major] deals" to reduce
the reliance on foreign direct
investment, but acknowl-
edged that due to exchange
control restrictions it was very
difficult for them to raise debt
financing at rates and terms
that were competitive with
foreigners.
"It's coming to catastroph-
ic proportions," Mr Wrinkle
told Tribune Business.
"Unless we have a national
development plan we can
work on, we're just going to
continue treading water.
"I know of two major
developments in Nassau, not
Albany, where foreigners got
permits to come in and buy
the land, develop it and then
sell it back to Bahamians at a
huge profit, taking the money
out of the country.
"I think that's inherently
wrong, just because they have
access to financing and for-
eign money. That has pre-
vented Bahamians from
accessing that development
market. We have to focus on
changing that, otherwise we'll
keep on bleeding money out
of here."


'We want to be


nearer forecasts'

FROM page 1B

er, much more in line" with
the year before.
He added: "The revenue
forecast is important to us in
the sense that you predicate
your expenditure on that.
Clearly, one has to look at
revenue and how it has per-
formed, and make some
determinations, if that per-
formance has lapsed, for what
you said you wanted to do.
That has to be taken into con-
sideration, along with other
factors."
However, he added that it
was "much too early for us to
say" whether spending cuts
would result if government
revenues remained stubborn-
ly below forecast.


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FirstCaribbean Internation-
al Bank (Bahamas) suffered a
14.1 per cent decline in net
income to $49.205 million for
the first nine months of its
2009 financial year, a drop
largely caused by a 34.8 per
cent increase in loan loss pro-
visions.
The bank, the largest listing
on the Bahamas International
Securities Exchange (BISX)
by market capitalisation, has
been impacted by the same
deterioration in asset/loan
portfolio quality as other insti-
tutions, forcing it to raise pro-
visions for the nine months to
July 31, 2009, to $20.253 mil-
lion compared to $15.026 mil-
lion in 2008.
With total income flat at
$121.452 million, the $5 mil-


lion loan loss provision
increase and almost $3 million
rise in operating expenses -
due to bank licence fee
increases and salary rises asso-
ciated with a union agreement
- caused net income for the
first nine months to fall to
$49.205 million, compared to
$57.263 million the year
before.
For the third quarter, First-
Caribbean saw net income fall
by 27.2 per cent to $19.436 mil-
lion, compared to $26.706 mil-
lion in 2008. The fall was large-
ly induced by a $5 million
swing in operating income,
which fell from $13.348 mil-
lion to $7.835 million.
In his message to First-
Caribbean International Bank
(Bahamas) shareholders,


chairman Michael Mansoor
said the bank had been able
to grow its loan book by $139
million or 6 per cent to $2.609
billion during the first nine
months despite the recession.
Mr Mansoor added that for
the first nine months of fiscal
2009, FirstCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank (Bahamas) saw
operating income improve by
$4 million to $15.5 million,
although lower international
interest rates - partially offset
by the increased loan volume -
caused net interest income to
drop by $3.9 million to $105.9
million.
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remained well-capitalised with
a Tier I capital ratio of 17.7
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FROM page 1B

been affected by the global
economy, the Bahamian
event was likely to benefit
from an increased audience
as other Caribbean shows
cancelled.
Acknowledging that this
year's Islands of the World
designer line-up was "actual-
ly reduced to about 20 design-
ers, compared to 38 at last
year's inaugural event, Mr
Bethel told Tribune Business:
"We cut back on a lot of per-
sons who really were not
ready to produce what the
buyers wanted them to do.
"A number of designers
also came back to us and said
they were prevented from
coming because of the eco-
nomic and financial situation.
"We had applications from
30 designers this year. Out of
that, we said 'no' to about five
because they were not pre-
pared, while three to four said
they had to pull out at the last
minute because of the finan-
cial situation, with sponsors
withdrawing."
While 20 designers was "a
good practical number" to
work with for Islands of the
World, Mr Bethel said his
main disappointment was that
representatives from all geo-
graphical regions - especially
those from further afield -
would not be present.
"Those are designers able
and prepared to carry through
their designs on a consistent
basis, able to consolidate
them from season to season,"
Mr Bethel said of those would
present during Islands of the
World fashion week.


"The interest in our event
has continued, and we're get-
ting a lot of media coverage
worldwide. I know a number
of those who were planning
to go to the Virgin Islands and
Trinidad are coming here for
this fashion week. What num-
ber that might be, I have no
idea."
Yet moves by Bahamian
designers to exploit the foun-
dation and exposure events
such as Islands of the World,
plus the recent Miss Universe
Pageant, have generated for
them have been slow.
"I don't think the local
designers have moved as
aggressively as they could or
as one might have thought
they would," Mr Bethel said.
"I think there's a lot of room
and opportunities for them to
take the industry to the next
level.
"That may be the result of
two things. One is a factor of
the economic situation and
the financial impact that has
had on a number of design-
ers. The second is just not
having a full grasp of the busi-
ness and marketing side of the
business, as opposed to the
creative side - just designing.
"It will be a learning
process that they will have to
undertake. A lot of appetites
have been whetted, but they
have generally not had the
ability to take advantage of
any initiative built on that
enthusiasm."
As an example of what
these events could generate,
Mr Bethel said "a major buy-
er" who attended the Miss
Universe Pageant's Fashion
Show had been in touch with
one of the three Bahamian


designers whose products
were showcased by the con-
testants, with a view to pur-
chasing their products.
Development of a thriving
home grown Bahamian fash-
ion industry holds tremen-
dous potential for this nation,
as it could help diversify the
economy and, more signifi-
cantly, act as a foreign
exchange earner if garments
and designs could exported.
Acknowledging that the
sector held "that value" for
the Bahamas, Mr Bethel said
it could also create 'fashion
tourism' for this nation.
"Where it does have that abil-
ity to be exposed through
tourism, tourists can see it has
quality, is something they can
buy and brings value to
them," Mr Bethel added.
Developing a strong
Bahamian fashion industry
could also generate jobs for
technicians, such as make-up
artists and stylists, plus design-
ers and creators of the actual
fabric - such as Bahama Hand
Prints and Androsia, both of
whom were featured in the
Miss Universe Pageant
designs.
Mr Bethel said the sector
could also be developed as "a
cottage industry" from peo-
ple's homes, avoiding the
need for great overhead costs.
Of the 20 designers set to
be featured at Islands of the
World, some four to five
Bahamians will appear in the
'next generation' section, with
another two among "the more
seasoned designers".
Islands of the World will be
held from November 4-8,
2009, at the Sheraton Cable
Beach Resort.


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provides a return on investment to the owners and the Company.
Expected Contributions
* Energizes the Gold Standards of the Company and ensures brand
initiatives are implemented to meet or exceed member, employee and
financial expectations. Continuously challenges the team to improve
operations, and ensures compliance with brand standards to protect
brand integrity.
* Leverages synergies among both properties to maximize market
penetration, operational excellence, and overall business performance.
* Selects, develops and retains a diverse leadership team capable of
delivering the expected performance contributions and with growth
potential, and holds others accountable for doing the same. Leads the
guidance team and leverages additional corporate and regional resources
to develop and implement destination club-wide strategies that are
aligned with the company's Key Success Factors. Facilitates talent
development and leverages opportunities to share and maximize talent
among the Areas Clubs and Residences.
* Focuses the team on delivering services and products to meet or exceed
owner expectations, create owner loyalty, and grow market share. Builds
relationships with key customers.
Qualfications
* 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant
Management, or related major
* 15+ years of progressive experience in private club industry with
exposure to multiple disciplines
* Prior General Manager or equivalent experience in a luxury market
environment
* Property Management certifications required by the State of Florida
* Prior multi-property oversight preferred
Skills & Knowledge
* Leadership - Visible, proactive, personally involved leader with excellent
organizational skills, capable of providing focused leadership and
contributing to establish the club and residences prominent position
within the market. A well-developed capability for strategic decision-
making and a track record of proven results in the areas of customer
satisfaction, operational excellence, employee satisfaction, revenue and
profit.
* Financial Acumen - Business savvy leader with demonstrated financial
acumen, capable of providing strong P&L results oriented financial
leadership.
* Operations - Excellent sense of product and service quality, a passion
for excellence and an understanding of the sophisticated needs of the
luxury customer. Creative and innovative operations leadership, capable
of delivering products and services that will differentiate the clubs and
residences in the region's luxury residential market.
* Governance - Property Management designations or certifications
required by the State of Florida are required. Responsible for Rules
and Enforcement, Property Maintenance, Services Communications,
Finances, Administration, Asset Protection and assistance with Policy
Development all in accordance with local and state statutes.

Director of Operations
Position Summary
Functions as the strategic business leader of food and beverage/culinary
operations and acts as General Manager in his/her absence. Areas of


responsibility include: Front Office, Business Centre, Recreation/Fitness
Department, Retail/Gift Shops, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage/Culinary
and Event Management. Position oversees the development and
implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of
the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position ensures that
food and beverage/culinary operations meet the brand's target customer
needs, maximizes associate satisfaction, focuses on growing revenues and
the overall financial performance of the departments. As a member of the
Guidance Team, develops and implements hotel-wide strategies that deliver
products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the
brand's target customer and associates and provides a return on investment
to the owners and Ritz-Carlton.
Responsibilities
* Demonstrating Leadership
* Achieving Goals
* Exceeding Customer Expectations
* Improving Profit
* Maintaining Balance Between Profit and Service Satisfaction
* Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
* Destination Club and Residential Management
Qualificaions
* 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant
Management, or related major
* 5 years experience in executive management position in a five star
resort
* Ritz-Carlton Hotel or Destination Club experience preferred
Skills & Knowledge
* Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes
for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer
needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and daily
evaluation of existing customer satisfaction measurement processes.
* Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will
be spent and available resources utilized to get the work done and daily
accounting for these expenditures.
* Analytical/Critical Thinking - The ability to gather and organize
information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns
and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications,
problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions
to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of
alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.
* Applied Business Knowledge - Understanding market dynamics involved
in running a private membership club under development, enterprise
level objectives and important aspects of ultra-luxury club / resort
business to accurately diagnose strengths and weaknesses, anticipate
opportunities and risks, identify issues, and develop strategies and plans.
Aligning individual and team actions with strategies and plans to drive
business results.


Pastry Chef
Position Summary
Create and maintain a positive work environment through coaching and leading
staff while establishing creative and exciting menu products, both appetizing and
visually appealing. Work and maintain good working relationships with other
work areas. Meet with meeting planners and social catering event coordinators
to develop personalized dessert products. Direct, train and monitor performance
of Pastry staff. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas
and equipment.
Essential Job Functions
* Train, coach, lead and hold Pastry team accountable to the job functions
listed below. Meet daily to review assignments, schedules, anticipated
business levels, employee performance issues and other information
pertinent to job performance.
* Maintain and strictly abide by sanitation/health regulations and the
hotel's food safety program requirements. Ensure all Pastry employees
maintain food handlers' certification.
* Meet with Executive Chef to review assignments, anticipated business
levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance


on a daily basis.
* Prepare and assign production and prep work for Pastry staff to complete;
review priorities.
* Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise
throughout the shift. Identify situations, which compromise the
department's standards and delegate these tasks.
* Prepare amenity orders for room service in accordance with specified
requirements and hotel standards.
* Prepare all dishes following recipes and yield guides, according to Ritz-
Carlton standards.
* Monitor performance of Pastry staff and ensure all procedures are
completed to the department standards
* Assist Pastry staff wherever required to ensure excellent service to
guests.
* Ensure all Pastry staff assignments are completed before they leave
work area.
* Review status of work and follow-up actions required with the Executive
Chef before leaving.
Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge
* Certification of culinary training or apprenticeship.
* 5 years experience in F&B leadership position at a luxury club, hotel
or restaurant.
* Knowledge of food and beverage cost controls.
* Ability to plan and develop menus and recipes.


Director of Sales
Position Summary
Designing, implementing and continuously evaluating all sales processes;
Maintaining content and direction on Training and Motivation of Sales
Leadership and Field Sales Force; Developing and maintaining visibility
over Sales Standards and Accountability Measures; Providing related sales
input to New Site Feasibility and Business Planning Processes
Essential Job Functions
* Monitor and evaluate sales processes while maintaining visibility over
daily sales progress against budgets
* Create and implement specific sales and marketing field operations
best practices, policies and guidelines
* Create and implement structured sales presentation training and sales
executive evaluation
* Develop sales management training programs as well as create system
succession strategy to identify/groom key sales professionals
* Insure performance management is implemented and maintained
consistently across the system
* Review all sales related assumptions in the feasibility process, ensuring
strategic and operational reasonableness, comparability among PEPS,
budgets, forecasts and LRP
* Provide Brand with product and business development recommendations.
Relate information regarding competitive tactics and products.
Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge
* College degree
* Minimum of ten years in the vacation ownership industry
* Minimum of five years ownership sales and sales management experience
* Strong verbal and written communications skills; ability to communicate
effectively with senior management
* Experience in designing products, processes, policies and training
manuals
* Ritz Carlton Club experience preferred
Please send resume to the attention of:
Director of Human Resources
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB-20571
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas
OR
Email: FreddieMunnings@ritzcarlton.com
Deadline for applications is Friday, September 25,2009


"I don't think we have any
regrets in terms of numbers,
but the disappointment is that
designers from the Pacific
Islands and the Indian Ocean
are not represented because
of the costs. We have one
from Madagascar, when last
year we had designers from
Fiji, Indonesia and Mauri-
tius."
But, on the positive side,
Mr Bethel said Islands of the
World was likely to experi-
ence a boost in buyer, fash-
ion industry and media atten-
dance as a result of other
Caribbean nations cancelling
their own fashion weeks.
Pointing to the fact that the
Virgin Islands had just can-
celled its own fashion week,
he added: "A number have
downsized or cancelled alto-
gether their Fashion Weeks.


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THE TIBUN TUEDAY, EPTEBER 2, 209,IPGES5


FROM page 1B

meaning that it would be
unfair for the G-20/OECD to
take action against this nation
because it was their members
who had caused the problem.
However, Mr Laing's opti-
mism indicates this is unlikely
to be an issue.
The Bahamas, having
signed its first TIEA with the
US in January 2002, conclud-
ed its second, with fellow
international financial centre
Monaco, last week, thus leav-
ing it requiring 10 more
before year-end to meet G-
20/OECD requirements.
In addition, the Bahamas
and Monaco are also negoti-
ating a double taxation treaty,
something that would see the
latter's residents, for exam-
ple, taxed only in the
Bahamas on assets, income
and business interests
held/generated here, and not
in Monaco.
Confirming that the Gov-
ernment was pursuing double
taxation and international
investment treaties with all
nations where this was an
option, Mr Laing confirmed:
"To the extent to which coun-
tries may offer that possibility,
clearly we are minded to go
that route. I believe that is in
keeping with our long-term
interests.
"All of the things that allow
us to be a leading jurisdiction
for international investment


we are seeking to include in
discussions with countries we
are negotiating with."
The Government previous-
ly stated it had started nego-
tiations on tax information
exchange agreements with
Canada, the United Kingdom,
Australia, Spain, Germany,
France, Turkey and the
Nordic countries (Norway,
Sweden, Finland, Denmark,
Iceland, Greenland the Faroe
Islands).
The Bahamas added that it
had also initiated discussions
on tax information exchange
agreements with China, and
proposed to do the same with
Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Ire-
land, South Africa and India.
Meanwhile, Mr Laing said
it was "difficult to know what
more" the Bahamas could do
to form a satisfactory rela-
tionship on tax matters with
the US other than have a
TIEA with Washington.
Influential Democratic sen-
ator Carl Levin last week
demanded that international
financial centres and their insti-
tutions be barred from access-
ing the US and international
financial systems if they 'fail' to
aid the fight against tax eva-
sion, and urged the Obama
administration to broaden the
scope of TIEAs beyond
requests for specific taxpay-
er information to a catch-all
demand for details on all US
citizens.
While he had not seen the


Senator's comments, Mr
Laing said yesterday: "It's
worth noting that we have a
TIEA with the US, and I
don't know what more we can
do in respect of that than have
that kind of relationship with
the US.
"I cannot be responsible for
how the Senator is reviewing
the matter, but I do know we
have an arrangement that is
an internationally acceptable
standard in respect to how
these matters are dealt with."


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Career


Opportunity


SENIOR TRUST MANAGER

J. P. Morgan is currently seeking applications for a Senior Trust Manager.

The successful candidate will work with Trust and related partners to
ensure that fiduciary services are delivered in a manner consistent with all
legal, regulatory and internal requirements. The candidate will also serve
as a technical resource to wealth advisors, investors and relationship
managers. The Senior Trust Manager will be expected to develop direct
relationships with clients and have the flexibility to travel.

Prospective applicants should have 6+ years of trust experience, with 3+
years in mentoring others. Abachelor'sdegree or a professional qualification
ideally in law with strong analytical skills; knowledge of investment product
services, fiduciary and trust regulatory requirements and onshore and
offshore jurisdictions; excellent written/verbal communication and creative
problem solving skills; and the ability to assess risk in fiduciary and trust
matters.

J.P. Morgan Private Bank offers competitive compensation and
benefits packages. Interest applicants should submit their resume/
curriculum vitae marked "Private and Confidential" to the Human
Resources Manager, J.P. Morgan Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited,
P.O. Box N-4899, Nassau, Bahamas.


J.P. Morgan Trust Company
(Bahamas) Limited














BSI


BSI OVERSEAS (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited. Nassau, Bahamas. an established
international private bank, with its headquarters in Lugano, Switzeriand, is
presently accepting applications for

PRIVATE BANKING RELATIONSHIP MANAGERIMANAGED
PORTFOLIOS ADMINISTRATOR

Applicants for the position of must have a bankingffinancial degree or 7-10
years experience in the offshore banking sector, have knowledge of
international investment instruments & money market, ability to partner with
team members, must be confident regarding customer relations. investments
& portfolio management and have thorough knowledge of local legislation,
regulatory & statutory matters as well as international banking practices,
Fluency in Italian is absolutely required

Personal qualities:-

Excelleni organizational, communication and computer skills
Goal-orionted, sellf-motivated, positive attitude and outlook
Commitment to quality and service excellence
Able to work with minimal supervision
Strong Team attitude
Financial and analyical background
Flexibility In office hours and hands-on approach whenr necessary
Must be able to work under pressure

Responsibilities "-
Servic & advice customers
Maintain & follow up account relaisonsrips
Lialse directly witf customers or Iheir investment advisors
Monitor, analyze posllions and evaluate reports
Ensure ttial managed portfolios are implemented according to the relevant
polices
Liaise with Portfolio Managers and oiher Relationship Mangers on
Meel deadlines on timely basis

Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their resumeurrimculum
vitae to;-

Human Resources Manager


[. V ( 0 13iw'k &AIhh~ ([l hnu~Ltd


Client Relationship Officer

Vice President

EFG Internatiornal
EFG International is a global private banking group hcadquartcrcd in
Switzerlanrd, offering private banking and asset management services. EFO
International's private banking businesses currently operate in 55 locations
in over 30 countries, with circa 2,400 employees.

LEG BaHnk & Trust (tRahamnsiLtd continues to expand as evidenced by
isnew premises at Lyford Cay. EFG Bahaimas has over 4K) experienced
prnfessionial and nflerq a fullI range of solutionq f~r wealthy cl ients amund
the globe. 1ERIT unique rorporatee ulIt ure altmects hlke m4-t erilr~epneiirial
and ifloo experienced profe,;sIoral-; in the industry. To learn nmore, please
visit wwe~riraij~cn

We am looking for a scasuncd pro fssiuint] with atc least 10 years of sales
-anid marketing cxpcdcnri in prov id ing financial solutions to high net worth
clients and companies. SpecificallIy, we require a professionals fluent in
Portuguese., Spanish anid English. The candidate must posscssi a solid
knowledge of irivestmicnts. banking and tiust serv ices. The ability to service
arnd grow his~her own client book is extremely important- EFO provides a
unique and unj A ~ibited global maorkeling oppomnui~ty, an open architecture
platform, and multiple kbooki no centeri..

'The candidate ini wi4 have a uint'ermity- degrte- The individuali mus have the
requinrd qumlificic~1c1. ins d iw acxridiaiuns to Ib nugislecd with The Bahuniirra.
Sec urHoes Comm Nnisi. The ahl Iily W go on frequent huminess kdvelopmient
Irips and work within very tight dcadline's Is also a noctssity.

EFG offcrs an attraticcve -WmpenwtiOn p~hn that inClUde~s salary, bcnofii
aWd a bonus structure dlirmt~ly rclarid to pruI'itability. Salary will be detenirined
by expeience, and qualifications.

Only qual ified professionals should submit applications by 9~th October
AM o,~L

EFXG Bank &TIrust (Bahamas) [Adi
Human Re-sources
Centre of Commerce, 21 Floor
I Ba:, Strei
P.O. Box~ SS 6289
.Nusaau, The Bahiamas
Fax (242) 502,W4S


M~I Overweg5 (SaharnaaJ Limited
Goodmani's Bay Corporate Centre
P.O0. Box N-7130
Nassau. Bahamas

Fax no,~ (242) 502 2303 or emlfil: n~by.k~rr@bsibank.eom

(AE.SOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
Only applIIants havIng th~e above atftr1uls wflI be conIacle


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Coca-Cola distributor


plans


2011


plant open


Mr Wells said Caribbean
Bottling has steady sales num-
bers year-over-year for 2009


Legal Notice
NOTICE
FIVE ELEMENTS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
WUPATKI LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


to date, despite the decline in
tourist arrivals that affected
hotel and resort demand for


soft drinks.
Mr Wells said efficiency
upgrades to the existing plant


Legal Notice
NOTICE
SIMA OVERSEAS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
BEGINS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 17th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


and effective budgeting have
kept the company in good
stead through 2009.
"We are watching our pen-
nies," he said. "Generally,
things are progressing well."
The Coca Cola brand was
voted best global brand this
year, carrying a value of $67.5
billion.
According to business-
week.com, the company has
seen only a 1 per cent decline
since 2005, due to a waning
demand for sodas, but it has
released a host of other prod-
ucts to keep the brand mar-
ketable.
Locally, Caribbean Bottling
produces multiple products,
including Fanta sodas,
Schweppes and, recently, V8.
Mr Wells said the company
would like to shift its focus
away from carbonated prod-


uct and branch out in other
directions.
Taxation
With the US eyeing the tax-
ation of carbonated drinks,
Mr Wells said he was not sure
how it might affect the impor-
tation of sodas into the
Bahamas, but suggested it
may simply be a point-of-sale
tax that won't be transferred.
As Caribbean Bottling
invests in its new plant it has
also set out a community ser-
vice agenda and aided in the
resurfacing of a basketball
court in the Grove and in Sta-
pledon Gardens.
"We try to support the
community which supports
us," said Mr Wells. "We
would like to see it continued
on an ongoing basis."


NOTICE is hereby given that JASON DORMEUS
of CARMICHEAL ROAD, ROCKY PINE, 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 15th day of
September, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE is hereby given that MNATIAS FLORVIL of
JOHN STREET. P.O. BOX (T-I3F .*.A., TilHE
BAHAMASi, Ei applying to the Minisler responsible for
Nationality a~d Cibzenship for regi"tration.'naluraliz1ion
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and tIal any person
who knows any reason why regist atiDninaluralization
shoud not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facds within wamnty-eight days
from the 15'hday of S!ptember. 29 to the Mi1iislei
responsible lor nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas



Medical
Sales Representative


Introduction:
A local healthcare supplier is currently looking to
recruit a Medical Sales Representative to sell
medical and surgical products in the local market.
With this position experience in the healthcare
field would be an asset but is not essential.

Job Specification:
Main Purpose of the Medical Sales Representative:
- To achieve sales targets for the various product
lines through planned activity.
- Maintain business records for all Health Care
Professionals and key accounts within the local
healthcare industry to help select and deliver
business management objectives linked to sales
and market share growth.

Skills/Experiance Requirements:
- Excellent communIcation and Interpersonal
skills.
- Tenacious, driven and resilient.
- Good planning and organizational skills.
- Self discipline and self motivated.
- Interested in the healthcare industry.
- Ability to interpret data.
- Ambitious and keen to develop a career in a
successful organization
- Able to provide evidence of individual
achievement in line with core comnpetencies of
a iredical repreentatve this can be front other
fields of employment, education and social and
sporting activities.

Education Requimments:
- Degree Level or equivalent, ideally in sales or
medical related

The area covered is the Caribbean, You will live
in the Bahamas and be prepared to travel.

The Salary offered for the Medical Representative
is competitive and depends on experlence +
bonus + benefits.

To apply for this position, candidates must be
eligible to live and work In the Bahamas,

Please send resume's to
medrephumanresources@gnruil.com


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FROM page 1B
the future," he said.


BIjS ROYAL FIDELITY

C FA L' CO I. ) N I A 1.
E ,I -. LI' , TE C'S I - TF L I-LE , :EI- L FI I EI I - -:, ,1-.
MONDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1.514.661 CHG -20.331| CHG -1.32 I YTD -197.70 I YTD O% -11.55
FINDEX: CLOSE 789.77 I YTD -5.400. I 2008 -12.310%
WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM I TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1 81 1 14 AML Foods Limited 1 15 1 14 -001 22,760 0 127 0000 90 000%
11 80 990 Bahamas Property Fund 1075 1075 000 0992 0200 108 1 86%
930 590 Bank of Bahamas 618 590 -028 42,200 0244 0260 242 441%
0 89 0 63 Benchmark 0 63 0 63 0 00 -0 877 0 000 N/M 0 00%
349 315 Bahamas Waste 315 315 000 0078 0090 404 286%
237 2 14 Fidelity Bank 237 237 000 0055 0040 431 1 69%
1420 1000 Cable Bahamas 1003 1003 000 1 406 0250 7 1 249%
288 274 Colina Holdings 274 274 000 10,100 0249 0040 11 0 146%
750 526 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 592 592 000 216 0419 0300 14 1 507%
385 1 27 Consolidated Water BDRs 364 362 -002 0111 0 052 32 6 144%
2 85 1 32 Doctor's Hospital 2 05 2 05 0 00 0 382 0 080 54 3 90%
820 660 Famguard 660 660 000 0420 0240 157 364%
1250 880 Finco 930 930 000 200 0322 0520 289 559%
11 71 1000 FirstCaribbean Bank 1029 1000 -029 25,000 0794 0350 12 6 350%
553 495 Focol (S) 499 499 000 225 0332 0150 150 301%
1 00 1 00 Focol Class B Preference 1 00 1 00 0 00 0 000 0 000 N/M 0 00%
045 027 Freeport Concrete 030 027 -003 1,000 0035 0000 77 000%
902 549 ICD Utilities 550 550 000 406 0407 0500 135 909%
1200 998 J S Johnson 998 998 000 0952 0640 105 641%
1000 1000 Premier Real Estate 1000 1000 000 0180 0000 556 000%
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol. Interest Maturity
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 10000 000 7% 19 October 2017
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 10000 000 Prime + 1 75% 19 October 2022
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 10000 000 7% 30 May 2013
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 10000 000 Prime + 1 75% 29 May 2015
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1460 7 92 Bahamas Supermarkets 7 92 842 1400 -2246 0000 N/M 000%
8 00 6 00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 2 00 625 400 0 000 0480 N/M 7 80%
054 020 RND Holdings 035 040 055 0001 0000 2566 000%
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
41 00 29 00 ABDAB 3013 31 59 2900 4540 0000 903 000%
0 55 0 40 RND Holdings 0 45 0 55 0 55 0 002 0 000 261 90 0 00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield % NAV Date
1 4038 1 3344 CFAL Bond Fund 1 4038 372 520 31-Aug-09
30350 2 8952 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 28990 -1 39 -4 16 31-Aug-09
1 4892 1 4119 CFAL Money Market Fund 1 4892 3 87 547 11-Sep-09
36090 30941 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 30941 -8 61 -1359 31-Aug-09
130484 123870 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13 1136 3 93 5 87 31-Aug-09
101 6693 100 0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 101 6693 1 10 1 67 30-Jun-09
100 9600 93 1992 CFAL Global Equity Fund 967398 035 -4 18 30-Jun-09
1 0000 1 0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1 0000 000 0 00 31-Dec-07
94075 9 0775 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9 3399 2 69 -1 41 31-Jul-09
1 0707 1 0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1 0707 3 38 5 14 31-Aug-09
1 0364 1 0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1 0319 -0 11 205 31-Aug-09
1 0673 1 0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund 1 0673 2 89 4 93 31-Aug-09
MARKET TERMS
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX -19 Dec 02 = 1,000 00 YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
Change - Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ -A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today NAV - Net Asset Value
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M - Not Meaningful
PIE - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1, 1994= 100
(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
(SI) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
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THE WEATHER REPORT


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" 0 ORLANDO
High: 90�F/32� C
Low:750�F/240 C


TAMPA
High: 91� F/330 C
Low: 750�F/240 C

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Variable clouds with a
t-storm.


.

Partly cloudy, a t-storm;
breezy.


Some sun; a shower or
t-storm.


Partly sunny with a
shower possible.


A stray shower or
t-storm possible.


Partly sunny.


High: 890 High: 880 High: 890 High: 870
High: 89 Low: 800 Low: 0 Low: 790 Low: 770 Low: 780

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elevation on the human body-everything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day.


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a WEST PALM BEACH
High: 880 F/31� C
Low: 770�F/250 C


FT. LAUDERDALE
High:88�F/310C L
Low: 800 F/270 C


MIAMI
High: 870�F/31� C
Low:790�F/260�C


KEYWEST
High: 880�F/31� C
Low: 790 F/260 C
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Shown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's
highs and tonight's lows.


Today
High Low
F/C F/C
65/18 47/8
49/9 38/3
84/28 69/20
78/25 64/17
78/25 64/17
77/25 64/17
74/23 61/16
85/29 70/21
82/27 61/16
78/25 58/14
75/23 60/15
54/12 36/2
80/26 63/17
88/31 73/22
86/30 70/21


W High
F/C
pc 68/20
sh 49/9
pc 86/30
pc 82/27
pc 82/27
pc 82/27
pc 75/23
t 86/30
t 83/28
pc 81/27
t 79/26
r 54/12
pc 85/29
s 89/31
t 81/27


Wednesday


Low
F/C
51/10
38/3
69/20
62/16
64/17
64/17
56/13
70/21
59/15
60/15
66/18
39/3
61/16
75/23
70/21


Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Little Rock
Los Angeles
Louisville
Memphis
Miami
Minneapolis
Nashville
New Orleans
New York
Oklahoma City
Orlando


Today
High Low
F/C F/C
84/28 66/18
88/31 72/22
74/23 55/12
90/32 63/17
82/27 68/20
96/35 68/20
84/28 68/20
84/28 70/21
87/30 79/26
74/23 61/16
84/28 67/19
88/31 77/25
76/24 67/19
72/22 53/11
90/32 75/23


FREEPORT
High: 89� F/320 C
Low:760�F/240 C


















ANDROS
High: 89� F/320 C
Low:760�F/240 C


Wednesday
W High Low
F/C F/C
t 85/29 65/18
t 88/31 72/22
c 77/25 55/12
s 92/33 66/18
t 83/28 67/19
s 100/37 70/21
t 86/30 67/19
t 85/29 70/21
t 90/32 79/26
sh 79/26 60/15
t 86/30 69/20
t 90/32 77/25
pc 84/28 67/19
c 77/25 56/13
t 89/31 75/23


Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland, OR
Raleigh-Durham
St. Louis
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle
Tallahassee
Tampa
Tucson
Washington, DC


ABACO
High: 89� F/320 C
Low: 770�F/250 C


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NASSAU
High: 89� F/320 C
Low: 80�F/270 C


ELEUTH
High: 890 F
Low: 770 F


GREATEXUMA
High: 860 F/30� C
Low:780F/260C

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Today
High Low
F/C F/C
78/25 66/18
97/36 69/20
78/25 59/15
96/35 57/13
82/27 68/20
80/26 67/19
69/20 45/7
83/28 64/17
90/32 63/17
86/30 55/12
88/31 55/12
90/32 71/21
91/32 75/23
94/34 64/17
78/25 66/18


Wednesday
W High Low
F/C F/C
pc 84/28 68/20 1
s 95/35 71/21 ,
sh 81/27 62/16 1
s 95/35 57/13 ,
t 86/30 68/20 1
t 82/27 67/19 1
s 72/22 53/11 '
t 85/29 68/20 I
s 89/31 63/17 I
s 86/30 56/13 I
s 84/28 54/12 s
pc 91/32 72/22 I
t 91/32 75/23 1
s 91/32 61/16 s
pc 83/28 68/20 1


Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday
Temperature
High ........................... .................. 90� F/32� C
Low ............................ .... .............. 81� F/270 C
Norm al high ................................... 870 F/31� C
Norm al low ...................................... 750 F/24� C
Last year's high ............................... 91� F/33� C
Last year's low ............................... 780 F/260 C


S1 2 31 5 617 8911 11
LOW MODERATE HIGH V. HIGH EXT

The higher the AccuWeather UV Indexm number, the
greater the need for eye and skin protection.



High Ht.(ft.) Low Ht.(ft.)
Today 10:01 a.m. 3.5 3:42 a.m. 0.3
10:18 p.m. 2.8 4:27 p.m. 0.6
Wednesday 10:49 a.m. 3.3 4:26 a.m. 0.4
11:06 p.m. 2.6 5:17 p.m. 0.9
Thursday 11:40 a.m. 3.1 5:13 a.m. 0.7
11:59 p.m. 2.5 6:11 p.m. 1.2
Friday 12:36 p.m. 2.9 6:05 a.m. 1.0
.. 7:10 p.m. 1.3
Ip m.


Precipitation Sunrise...... 6:59 a.m. Moonrise .... 10:46 a.m.
As of 2 p.m. yesterday .............................. 0.02" Sunset . . . . . . 7:06 p.m. Moonset . . . . . 9:38 p.m.
Year to date ........... ...................... 30.27" First Full Last New
Norm al year to date .................................... 36.27"

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/320 C
/250 C



CAT ISLAND
High:870F/31�C
Low: 740 F/230 C


SAN SALVADOR
High: 89* F/32* C
Low:75*F/24*C


LONG ISLAND
High: 89� F/320 C
Low: 760 F/240 C


F


MAYAGUANA
High: 89� F/320 C
.ow: 760�F/240 C



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CROOKED ISLAND/ACKLINS
RAGGED ISLAND High:900F/320 C
Low: 780 F/260 C
High: 89� F/320 C
Low:750F/240C

GREAT INAGUA
High: 90� F/320 C
Low: 780�F/260 C


Acapulco
Amsterdam
Ankara, Turkey
Athens
Auckland
Bangkok
Barbados
Barcelona
Beijing
Beirut
Belgrade
Berlin
Bermuda
Bogota
Brussels
Budapest
Buenos Aires
Cairo
Calcutta
Calgary
Cancun
Caracas
Casablanca
Copenhagen
Dublin
Frankfurt
Geneva
Halifax
Havana
Helsinki
Hong Kong
Islamabad
Istanbul
Jerusalem
Johannesburg
Kingston
Lima
London
Madrid
Manila
Mexico City
Monterrey
Montreal
Moscow
Munich
Nairobi
New Delhi
Oslo
Paris
Prague
Rio de Janeiro
Riyadh
Rome
St. Thomas
San Juan
San Salvador
Santiago
Santo Domingo
Sao Paulo
Seoul
Stockholm
Sydney
Taipei
Tokyo
Toronto
Trinidad
Vancouver
Vienna
Warsaw
Winnipeg


High
F/C
91/32
67/19
66/18
76/24
62/16
89/31
87/30
75/23
81/27
76/24
80/26
73/22
82/27
66/18
72/22
83/28
59/15
99/37
89/31
80/26
90/32
83/28
80/26
64/17
63/17
75/23
74/23
68/20
90/32
63/17
88/31
104/40
72/22
82/27
81/27
88/31
74/23
72/22
81/27
88/31
75/23
90/32
72/22
63/17
77/25
88/31
97/36
65/18
74/23
76/24
79/26
101/38
77/25
88/31
53/11
86/30
68/20
90/32
73/22
79/26
61/16
84/28
88/31
77/25
76/24
91/32
78/25
74/23
72/22
70/21


Today
Low W
F/C
77/25 pc
56/13 pc
43/6 sh
61/16 pc
50/10 pc
78/25 t
77/25 s
63/17 pc
54/12 s
71/21 s
55/12 s
55/12 pc
74/23 s
47/8 sh
50/10 s
56/13 s
37/2 sh
71/21 s
83/28 t
46/7 s
75/23 pc
72/22 pc
61/16 s
50/10 sh
48/8 pc
50/10 pc
53/11 s
53/11 s
73/22 t
52/11 sh
79/26 t
73/22 s
59/15 s
65/18 s
54/12 pc
79/26 t
58/14 s
55/12 pc
54/12 s
79/26 t
55/12 t
70/21 t
59/15 r
45/7 pc
50/10 s
56/13 pc
81/27 s
45/7 sh
52/11 s
55/12 s
72/22 r
72/22 s
63/17 t
80/26 sh
35/1 r
68/20 t
45/7 pc
74/23 t
63/17 r
55/12 s
48/8 r
57/13 r
79/26 pc
68/20 pc
57/13 pc
73/22 t
57/13 s
60/15 s
56/13 s
47/8 s


High
F/C
89/31
63/17
70/21
77/25
63/17
90/32
86/30
74/23
78/25
76/24
82/27
72/22
82/27
65/18
72/22
82/27
59/15
92/33
92/33
83/28
90/32
82/27
82/27
66/18
61/16
75/23
77/25
70/21
87/30
59/15
88/31
105/40
74/23
81/27
78/25
88/31
73/22
68/20
79/26
84/28
75/23
79/26
72/22
57/13
80/26
87/30
98/36
61/16
75/23
77/25
86/30
98/36
79/26
88/31
75/23
86/30
72/22
85/29
77/25
79/26
63/17
69/20
87/30
76/24
77/25
79/26
74/23
76/24
72/22
81/27


Wednesday


Low W
F/C
78/25 t
50/10 pc
43/6 s
63/17 s
61/16 r
78/25 t
77/25 s
63/17 s
60/15 pc
69/20 s
58/14 s
52/11 pc
73/22 s
45/7 r
52/11 pc
57/13 s
36/2 s
67/19 s
84/28 r
44/6 s
74/23 t
72/22 t
63/17 s
47/8 sh
46/7 sh
52/11 pc
52/11 s
50/10 pc
72/22 r
46/7 pc
81/27 t
74/23 s
60/15 s
57/13 s
52/11 pc
79/26 r
58/14 pc
50/10 pc
54/12 pc
77/25 r
55/12 t
66/18 t
54/12 pc
48/8 pc
52/11 s
57/13 pc
79/26 s
42/5 sh
54/12 s
54/12 s
75/23 c
73/22 s
63/17 s
79/26 s
42/5 s
73/22 t
45/7 s
73/22 r
63/17 c
53/11 pc
45/7 pc
48/8 pc
77/25 sh
67/19 s
55/12 pc
57/13 t
57/13 s
60/15 s
52/11 pc
53/11 s


NASSAU Today:
Wednesday:
FREEPORT Today:
Wednesday:
ABACO Today:
Wednesday:


WINDS
E at 10-20 Knots
ESE at 8-16 Knots
ESE at 8-16 Knots
E at 8-16 Knots
E at 8-16 Knots
Eat 8-16 Knots


WAVES
2-3 Feet
1-3 Feet
1-3 Feet
1-3 Feet
2-4 Feet
2-4 Feet


VISIBILITY
4 Miles
8 Miles
5 Miles
8 Miles
6 Miles
9 Miles


Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunder-
storms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice, Prcp-precipitation, Tr-trace


WATER TEMPS.
84� F
84� F
850 F
850 F
84� F
84� F


Albuquerque
Anchorage
Atlanta
Atlantic City
Baltimore
Boston
Buffalo
Charleston, SC
Chicago
Cleveland
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Honolulu
Houston


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WHEN baby Te'hila Burrows was born she weighed 1 pound and 9 ounces.


By JEFFARAH GIBSON


A sophisticated and expensive piece of
A equipment at Princess Margaret Hospital
is making the difference between life and
death for its tiniest patients.


Ananda Pyfrom gave birth
to little Sophia on April 30,
2007 at the Princess Margaret
Hospital, via caesarian deliv-
ery, but wasn't expecting
until July 2007.
A few months before her
delivery, she was diagnosed
with Intrauterine Growth
Restriction which is a condi-
tion where the fetus is small-
er than expected for a par-
ticular number of weeks.
Because of this diagnosis
her labor was induced and
she gave birth at 32 weeks.
Sophia weighed two pounds
and four ounces. The little
girl was immediately placed
in an incubator.
Mrs. Pyfrom says it was a
day she will never forget both
joyous and overwhelming.
"After finding out the con-
dition of Sophia, it was scary.
The doctors immediately
instilled faith and confidence
and assured my husband
(Michael Pyfrom) and I that
she would be okay. It was
however very hard not being
able to take her home right
after she was born," she said.
"There are three levels of
NICU (Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit) NICU 1, NICU
2, and special care. Sophia
was in the second level at the
NICU, where she was placed
in an incubator and closely
monitored by the doctors and
nurses. The doctors told us
that when Sophia reached
four pounds we would be
able to take her home, so she
spent approximately six and a
half weeks at the hospital
before she was released", she
said.
During those weeks Mr


and Mrs Pyfrom developed
and maintained a close bond
with their newborn by visiting
and talking to her everyday
At two years, Sophia is
thriving, doing very well, and
maintaining a healthy life.
"She is fantastic, indepen-
dent, and her speech is devel-
oped. She is a little bit small,
but her body is propor-
tioned."
After their experience, Mr
and Mrs Pyfrom can certain-
ly relate to Lynette Burrows
who gave birth to their god-
daughter Te'hilah Burrows,
who was born under similar
circumstances.
Ms Burrows gave birth
three months earlier than her
due date because she suf-
fered eclampsia ( coma and
convulsions before, during,
or shortly after childbirth).
"I was due to have the
baby on July 2, 2007, but I
gave birth on April 1 2007.
After birth, Te'hilah weighed
one pound and peice ounces
or 0.680 kg. She was extreme-
ly ill, very small and I could
hold her in the palm of my
hands," she said.
She was placed on the 1st
level on the NICU ,and after
progressing she was moved
to the 2nd level. "She stayed
in the hospital for about 2
months. I would go to the
hospital and spend the entire
day with her. It was not easy
at the time, and the only way
I felt better was to be there
with her."
Mrs Burrows also noted
that when she found out that
her baby was very ill she was
devastated. "I felt inadequate
because I thought it was


something I did or did not do
that caused my baby to be so
small. The doctors then told
me that they have seen
babies a lot smaller than
Te'hilah."
Her daughter spent two
months spent in the hospital
under the watchful eyes of
the doctors and nurses. She
eventually got better, gained
extra pounds and was
released. She is now also two
and her health is in great
shape.
Without the help of the
incubator these once prema-
ture infants, Sophia Pyfrom
and Te'hilah Burrows, would
have not been able to thrive,
grow, and live healthy
lifestyles.
According to
www.ebme.co.uk one of the
most important elements of a
new born survival is the
infant's temperature regula-
tion. The infant has several
disadvantages in terms of
thermal regulation. An infant
has a relatively large surface
area, poor thermal insulation,
and a small amount of mass
to act as a heat sink. The
newborn has little ability to
conserve heat by changing
posture and no ability to
adjust their own clothing in a
response to thermal stress",
this is why an incubator is
necessary
The incubators in the
NICU at PMH are truly life-
savers, but need to be updat-
ed.
In an effort to save the life
of newborns like Sophia and
Te'hilah, The Tribune Media
Group, The Tile King,
Builders Mall, Doctors Hos-
pital, and the Rotary Club of
East Nassau have partnered
to supply critically needed
ventilators and incubators for
the Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit at Princess Margaret
Hospital. Their goal is to
raise $300,000, and they are
encouraging all to make a
contribution.


You are what you eat


By REUBEN SHEARER
Tribune Features Reporter

CHILDREN learn what they
live. That's an age-old statement
that encompasses many aspects of
growing up. There are many val-
ues and practices that a parent
pours into their child, and healthy
eating habits are no exception.
However, according to one neuro
psychiatrist, parents are dropping
the ball when it comes to equip-
ping children with realistic eating
habits.
One expert says the answer lies
in parents educating themselves
with good information on diet and
exercise and teaching their chil-
dren to follow suit. Childhood
obesity is on the rise in the
Bahamas, Dr Brian Humblestone
said at a recent lecture at Doc-
tor's Hospital.
According to Dr Humblestone,
there are increased cases of young
children and teens developing type
2 diabetes, and eventually obesity,
which is normally prevalent in
those over 35.
Childhood obesity issues are
early signs of illnesses like dia-
betes, hypertension, coronary
heart disease, gall bladder disease,


respiratory problems, asthma and
reproductive hormonal problems.
Ironically enough, he added,
"one of the manifestations of civil-
isation is that we have half of the
world dying of diseases caused by
being overfed, and other parts
where people are dying of starva-
tion."
"But it's not just the amount of
food people are eating, but the
kind of foods as well," Dr Hum-
blestone explained. "If your child
is having a muffin or Danish and
an orange juice for breakfast, they
may feel energised to go to school,
but it is very likely they will feel
famished, experience a energy
crash hours later, and need more
carbs."
He said that carb-loaded break-
fasts are not the best to start your
day with, adding that most cereals
do not hold to the health benefits
that they claim on television ads.
Cereals are largely loaded with
refined carbohydrates, which
shoot the blood sugar up, Dr
Humblestone explained. Refined
carbs cause your blood sugar to
rise fast, and a lot of insulin is pro-
duced from the pancreas.
The insulin sends the sugar into
the blood, which moves into the


liver and muscles. When that
blood sugar goes down fast as a
result of too much insulin, you get
hungry. This normally causes a
person to want more sugar and
thus get hungry again. "That's why
a carbohydrate breakfast is not a
good breakfast."
Dr Humblestone said fast food
restaurants' constant bombard-
ment with advertising needs to be
analysed and rejected. "It takes
motivation and tenacity, to per-
sist against seduction by the
media--which has a major effect
on the majority of people who are
\ ciN cIl Cin[''." Dr Humblestone told
Tribune Health. "Food is com-
fort, and it will always be that
way."'
However, when you overeat, let
alone the wrong foods, physical
problems develop. Studies reveal
that persons who fall in this cate-
gory have experienced more
headaches, and feel really
depressed and exhausted.
"It's not real hard eating junk
food all the time, because it taste
good, and it makes you feel good
at the moment," Dr Humblestone
said. "You'll eat some, and just a
while later you'll be hungry
again."


The problem he says is when
there's increased intake of these
kinds of junk foods, because there
must be a balance of exercise to go
along with it.
Finally, Dr Humblestone advis-
es parents to educate themselves
about ingredients, so they know
what they are feeding their family.
For example, he noted that any
ingredient ending in "ose" should
be avoided, as it represents a high
sugar content.
According to the Super Size Me
documentary, companies spend
billions to make the public aware
of their product. They market
through T-shirts, coupons, toys for
children, and restaurant place-
mats, and kids are drawn to that.
Mcdonalds spent 1.4 billion dol-
lars worldwide in direct media
advertising in 2001. Pepsi spent
more than one billion dollars on
direct media advertising. To
advertise its candy, Hershey's
Food spent under a mere $200 mil-
lion dollars internationally.
However, in its peak year, the
five-a-day fruit and vegetable cam-
paign's total advertising budget in
all media was just $2 million; 100
times less than the direct media
budget of just one candy company.


"The important thing is to start the
day right with a meal that has pro-
tein, like from a cereal, or from
marine produce like sardine,
grouper, or some other source. I
eat eggs sometimes, and a little bit
of meat. I try to draw from more
sources of protein (seafood, nuts
and seeds,) and salads made from
fresh produce. Stay far away from
refined carbs, and eat less white
flour, cake, cookies, and pasta. Get
some exercise too. I try to walk
briskly three times a week for forty
minutes."


IODSCUSS STOIS ON THIS PAG LO NTSW.RIUE4.O


SOPHIA is now 2
years old and liv-
ing a healthy life.


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million dollar question. We could
spend hours speculating because
the odds of getting it right would be
like shooting for the stars. As an
outsider, looking in we all think the
answer is obvious, but clinical prac-
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that joins two people.
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seemed to be wired differently and
who find the whole concept of
monogamy inconceivable. They
may not admit it but their lack of
remorse reinforces their underlying
thought pattern. Living life in such
a fashion is habit forming and
many in no way want to change.
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their intentions, while others live
life surrounded with deceit and lies.
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whose psychopathology predeter-
mines their behaviour and conse-
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doer who in turn reacts defensively.
For many, time passes and day to
day life keeps them busy. Many of
us are procrastinators and find
putting things off much easier.
Trust has quickly been extin-
o we work at forgiv- guished and secrecy often prevails.
ne? What happens if The core principles of relation-
in? Does the deceiv- ship therapy is to work at restoring
nfortable knowing the intimate bond between a cou-
lways be there? Does ple. Consciously working at main-
vorry they will be training this delicate bond, and
'eak by taking their ensuring the glue that keeps peo-
ple together, does not come
ing as it is to discover unstuck. For many, there are
irtner is being underlining relationship and sexual
till provides a way issues. Basic primary needs have
y have been verbal been overlooked or ignored. Feel-
but no formal agree- ings of betrayal prevent a willing-
were made. These ness to listen to the other person's
)ments in a couple's story and so things remain in limbo.
urse of their relation- The ability to express and listen to
from that moment. unmet needs proves a daunting
sons why a certain task for many. When the pain is so
taken place is excru- great just being in the room, look-
ul. Understanding ing in the eye, or having to interact
k about it is over- with that person seems impossible.


Leat?

Years of not feeling truly connect-
ed, or even understood means that
a foundation for forgiveness is even
harder.
Pride can get in the way of seek-
ing out a trained professional. The
very idea of saying out loud details
of our private life may seem
embarrassing. It may seem easier
and more satisfying to find some-
one to fulfill those missing needs. It
may solve the problem today but
the reality is that it usually ends up
making things more complicated.
They are able to justify their
actions and believe they 'had no
choice'.
Thoughts of something new and
refreshing in our lives are not
uncommon. Our minds play para-
doxical games between what is
expected of us and the things we
desire. This is how fantasies are
formed. But making them reality
crosses the border and we need to
acknowledge that clear choices
were made.
Without a doubt 'crisis' often dri-
ves us to seek out a therapist. The
sadness, anger and humiliation pro-


vokes so many questions from the
betrayed. Talking to a third person
in the room allows things to be said
and heard which otherwise would
probably not be said.
The role of the therapist is to
gradually help all concerned find
some personal and interpersonal
meaning, to the chaotic mess. Time
puts a different perspective on
things. Persevering through the cri-
sis, and salvaging the couple, allows
healing and future relating. Affairs
are often the prelude to divorce. It
is interesting to contemplate that if
all couples considering divorce
were to come for counseling how
many relationships could be saved.
Can we really put a cost on the
damage, both financial and emo-
tional, if we leave things unattend-
ed? At least by getting professional
help you will be able to say you
really tried.


* Margaret Bain is an Individual and
Couples Relationship Therapist. She is
a Registered Nurse and a Certified
Clinical Sex Therapist. Call for an
appointment- Relate Bahamas at 364-
7230, or email
relatebahamas@yahoo.com or
www.relatebahamas.blogspot.com.
She is also available for speaking
engagements.


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Sweet peppers


SWEET peppers are added
to so many meals in The
Bahamas that their presence is
almost ubiquitous. Conch sal-
ad without sweet peppers is
untraditional, smothered pork
chops untenable, and salsas
unthinkable. That makes
growing sweet peppers in the
garden a priority.
First, let us do some math.
Green sweet peppers sell in
my friendly neighbourhood
supermarket for close to $3 a
pound. Individual peppers
that are red, yellow, brown,
purple or orange sell for up
to $6 each. A packet of pep-
pers rarely costs more than $2
and for that you get at least a
dozen seeds, often many
more. In a season you should
get a dozen or more peppers
from each plant. Sweet pep-
pers that are any other colour
than green are no more diffi-
cult to grow than green ones.
Are you doing the maths?
The answer is: Grow pep-
pers. Sweet or bell peppers
are a warm-weather crop so
they can be started in Sep-
tember. The seeds should be
planted a quarter-inch deep
and the soil around them
should be firmed down to
press out air pockets. If you
start in pots or a seed bed,
transplant when the seed leaf




Smelly


feet!!

TODAY, I will address a
topic that I am asked about on
a daily basis - smelly feet (or
its scientific term 'Bromidro-
sis'). If you are one of many
people who suffer from foot
odor (smelly feet), you are not
alone. Did you know that most
of what we call foot odor is
actually shoe odor? As you will
discover later in this article,
some people are more prune
to smelly feet, and there are a
lot of factors that contribute to
nasty shoe odors. This condi-
tion is referred to as 'shoe der-
matitis'.
Shoe dermatitis is a medical
condition which is caused by
contact of the foot with chemi-
cals in the material of footwear.
This condition can be either
irritant or allergic.
Irritant shoe dermatitis is
often caused by wearing shoes
that are wet, poorly fitting or
that have uneven linings. How-
ever, in the case of allergic (con-
tact) dermatitis, there are many
different substances that can
cause this condition, which is
quite common and is frequent-
ly complicated by secondary
infections or eczema.
I am certain that we are all
owners of a variety of footwear
styles: casual, formal, work and
athletic shoes. The majority of
our footwear is imported and
made from leather, rubber and
other synthetic materials. The
most recent US statistics
revealed that ninety-eight per
cent percent of all shoes are
imported, therefore it is impos-
sible to identify precisely all
their constituent components.
It is during the manufacturing
and finishing of footwear many
chemicals are used.
Sources of Shoe Contact


begins to wither, when the
seedling is 5-6 inches tall. It is
important that
the transplant not be any
lower than the soil level. It
can be slightly raised above
soil level but never allowed to
have soil touching the stem.
You may grow your seeds
straight into the ground
and in this case you should
have the soil well worked and
enriched with soil-retaining
commercial cow manure or
compost. I like to work time-
release fertilizer into the soil
before planting.
Pepper plants suffer when
there is insufficient moisture
so it is best to make a point of
watering them daily.
Sometimes pepper plants
put out flowers when they are
only 6-8 inches tall. If this hap-
pens, nip off the flowers. A
small pepper plant that bears
a full-sized pepper will be use-
less and unproductive there-
after.
One enemy of pepper fruits
is the sun. If the leaf cover is
insufficient you may get sun-
scald on your pepper fruits. A
paper bag to cover or a branch
from the bush to shield will
give protection.
Sunscald usually happens
during the early summer
months rather than the


Dermatitis:
Historically, leather, dyes and
rubber allergens were seen as
the most common cause of shoe
dermatitis. Today, shoe der-
matitis may occur if a person is
sensitive to the rubber or elastic
compounds in shoes, form
inserts or from elastic glues
used to bind shoe components.
Other identifiable causes of
shoe dermatitis are cements,
dichromate used in tanning,
dyes, anti-mildew agents,
formaldehyde, and nickel eye-
lets or nickel arch supports.

Some signs and symptoms of
shoe dermatitis:
The most common site first
involved with shoe dermatitis
is the dorsal (top) surface of
the big toe and on the insteps
(top of foot). It later extends
by spreading to the other toes
and dorsal (top) aspect of the
foot. Skin lesions may be acute,
presenting as red, blistering,
oozing and usually symmetri-
cal.
This dermatitis can range
from mild, itchy rash to severe
itching with swelling and small
blisters. In severe cases, open
sores may present and can
result in secondary bacterial
infections. If any such signs are
present, I urge that you seek
professional help for proper
diagnosis and treatment.

Prevent shoe dermatitis:
As a pedorthist and a mem-
ber of the health care team, the
design of footwear determines
to a large extent the appear-
ance of shoe dermatitis. Once
such condition is observed it is
the professional duty of a
Pedorthist to refer the individ-
ual to a physician for medical


autumn months.
Whenever I grow green bell
peppers I leave them to ripen
fully and rarely pick them
green. Green peppers turn red
as they ripen and become real-
ly sweet. If you only eat green
peppers you may wonder why
on earth they are called sweet
peppers for there is precious
little sweet about them.
Those coloured peppers we
mentioned earlier tend to be
sweeter than green peppers
but still have to be allowed to
mature in order to attain full
sweetness.
In addition to blocky bell
peppers you can grow Italian-
type Cubanelle sweet pep-
pers. These are much longer,
usually two or three times
longer than they are wide.
They can be used when they
are yellow or red, again the
ripe red ones being by far the
sweeter. I love to sweat them
in a pan with a little olive oil
until they collapse. Banana
peppers are quite like
Cubanelles but tend to have
thinner walls.
The sweet pepper plants
you establish in September
should last you into next sum-
mer. You will find, however,
that no matter how well you
fertilise and water your plants
they will grow less productive


evaluation. Once this condition
is diagnosed, footwear is than a
part of the treatment.
A pedorthist as an expert in
footwear can aid the physician
and the patient with the selec-
tion of footwear without mate-
rials that may cause shoe der-
matitis. Substituting products
made of different materials that
do not cause allergic reactions
will lessen the likelihood of
future episodes of shoe der-
matitis. "Vegetable-tanned"
footwear can be substituted as
an alternative for the hyper-
sensitive individual. This type
of footwear contains no rubber
or formaldehyde.
Finally, it is important to
recognize that shoe dermatitis is
quite common, affecting chil-
dren and adults regardless of
race. Patients with shoe der-
matitis can use special types of
shoes prepared from non-sen-
sitising substances. I would also
suggest measures to control
sweating may be very helpful
for the patient who suffers from
shoe dermatitis. Socks or stock-
ings made of absorbent cotton
(e.g. Thorlos or Balega socks
has a unique rapid moisture
evaporation system) should
always be worn. Avoid wet
shoes, poorly fitting shoes or
self treatment and seek profes-
sional help to treat or prevent
shoe dermatitis.

*Bernadette D. Gibson, a Board
Certified & licensed Pedorthist, is
the proprietor of Foot Solutions,
a health and wellness franchise
that focuses on foot care and
proper shoe fit, located in the
Sandyport Plaza, Nassau. Please
direct any questions or com-
ments to
nassau@footsolutions.com or
327-FEET (3338).
"The views expressed are those
of the author and does not nec-
essarily represent those of Foot
Solutions Incorporated or any of
its subsidiary and/or affiliated
companies.


" -


and bear smaller and smaller
fruits. For this reason I usual-
ly sow Cubanelles and a new
crop of bell peppers approach-
ing Easter.
Pepper plants have few ene-
mies but the undersides of the
leaves should be inspected
regularly as this is the usual
point of attack. If you have a
dozen plants or fewer it is easy
enough to wipe away any


insect eggs
Sometime
just heel ov
caused by a
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from the leaves. I 66 S
ies pepper plants * * *e.
ver and die. This is a-
virus and there is
dc v


destroy the plant and hope
the virus has not spread to too
many plants. Pepper plants
suffering from a virus usually
have a strained appearance,
the leaves looking as if they
have been stretched. Most


viral attacks occur in seedlings
bought from a nursery rather
than those you start from
seed.


* j.hardy@coralwave.com


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M Are vou communicating


to inform and inspire


"An inspired speaker does more than
just inform; instead the give people the
inspiration to dream beyond their cir-
cumstances. "
~ Michelle M. Miller ~

Information is the key to transfor-
mation, whether it is positive or neg-
ative. What is the objective of the
information that you communicate?
Most people pay no real attention
to their information intake; they lis-
ten to anything, believe anything and
for the most part, repeat anything.
However, if you desire to cultivate a
positive disposition, you must be very
discriminate about the information
that you consume. This is funda-
mental to your communication effec-
tiveness, if you are focused on posi-
tive change.
Holding the public's attention, par-
ticularly in small communities, ought
to be viewed as a privilege opportu-
nity in which to highlight the good.
You must therefore be very clear
about your intentions; as undeclared
intentions can quickly become emp-
ty rhetoric.

Whose Dream Will You Inspire?
Those who pursue their dreams
arm themselves with words of wis-


dom from old sages who inspire them
to dream even in the midst of
despair.
The - "I have a dream" speech by
Dr Martin Luther King Jr, is a per-
fect example of how an inspired com-
municator can elevate consciousness
and positively change mindsets.
Each of us has something unique to
share with the world but most of us
lack the inspiration to achieve. As
the world continues to change, how-
ever, and people explore new ideas of
substance and meaning; they will
hunger for words that inspire them to
stay the course.
Will you be ready to satisfy this
need?

Final Thoughts...
While change is never easy, it is
essential; make it a habit to consis-
tently evaluate the rhythm of your
communication.
On a broader level, the general
tempo of our dialogues says much
about our sense of self; despite living
in a beautiful paradise of peace and
plenty, we still possess a combative
disposition; hell bent on reporting
and repeating negatives as a priority.
This creates desensitised mindsets,
oblivious to the bigger world where


many face real wars and severe depri-
vation. Ironically, against this steady
discourse of emotional dissatisfac-
tion, young people are expected to
excel and are openly chastised for
their apparent lack of positive
demeanor.
We fail to recognize that the qual-
ity of what the mind produces is only
as good as the quality of the infor-
mation it intakes. The society that
we have is the exact society that we
have created. And until we shift
towards a more mindful discourse,
we will remain in a state of social
dissatisfaction.
No doubt, we need inspired com-
municators. While you may believe
that you are not a good speaker or
that you don't have the skills to
inspire others; suppose you are
wrong?
What if you are the change that
this nation and the world are waiting
on?
We each have responsibility to
raise our voices for the good; to build
this nation and to add value to the
world. History would have been
written differently had Dr King
declined to voice his views. Similar-
ly, you too have no idea of how many
little boys and girls are anxiously


awaiting your words, your speech to
inspire their dreams.
Remember positive words have
the power to build up, to give hope,
to change conditions and to inspire.
On the same token, negative words
have the power to do the exact oppo-
site.
Yes you can become an inspired
speaker; if you are willing to allow
your words to light the way; giving
others the confidence to do the same.
Why not raise your voice for the
good and make something better
happen.
If you are ready to Speak with
Confidence & Power- Sign Up Now
for SpeakUP! - learn how your words
can Inspire a Dream! Contact The
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* Michelle M Miller is a certified Life-
Coach and Stress Management Con-
sultant. She is the Principal Coach of
the Coaching Studio, which located in
the Jovan Plaza, Madeira Street.
Questions or comments can be sent to
P.O. Box CB-13060 - email -
coach4ward@yahoo.com or telephone
429-6770.


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EL MORRO NATIONAL
MONUMENT, N.M.
Associated Press

FOR CENTURIES, Span-
ish explorers, U.S. Army
troops, wagon train emi-
grants and railroad survey-
ors carved their names on a
huge sandstone outcrop in
what's now a national monu-
ment famed for those inscrip-
tions.
But the softness of the rock
that allowed names to be
chipped into the cliff at El
Morro National Monument
also is letting those signatures
erode - jeopardizing the his-
tory the park is meant to pro-
tect.
Over the years, officials
have reattached fallen
inscriptions, developed grout
to keep moisture out of
cracks and experimented
with coatings to prevent sig-
natures from wearing away.
El Morro - Spanish for
headlands - became a stop-
ping point because of its reli-
able water, a pool fed by
runoff from the cliff.
Hundreds of travelers left
their names - some famous;
others with stories behind
them.
"All those things together
make them historic," said
Steve Baumann, archaeolo-
gist at the northwest New
Mexico monument.
"Pasa por aqui," wrote
provincial governor Don
Juan de Onate in 1605,
"passed by here."
Onate's inscription, one of
the earliest, partially covers
one of the prehistoric Amer-


ican Indian petroglyphs also
carved on the rock.
Don Diego de Vargas, who
led the Spanish reconquest
of New Mexico in 1692 after
a Pueblo Indian revolt,
signed his name that year,
saying his conquest was "for
the Holy Faith and for the
Royal Crown ... at his own
expense."
Twelve-year-old Sallie Fox
- who came through in a
wagon train - wrote her
proper name, Sarah, in 1858.
The deeply incised, print-
er-like inscription of "P.
Gilmer Breckinridge, 1859
VA," is marred by a chip bit-
ing into the C in his last name
and edging up to the 9 in the
date.
Breckinridge came through
El Morro with 25 camels
from a short-lived Army
experiment. He would later
resign, join the Confederacy
and die in the Civil War.
The same expedition
included "E. Pen Long, Bal-
timore," who left a large sig-
nature in flowing, perfect old-
fashioned script.
The group, doing recon-
naissance, "had all kind of
tools with them for marking
features on the landscape for
mapping purposes," Bau-
mann said. "They would
have been well-equipped to
make some nice inscrip-
tions. "
Although the expedition
was in 1857, Breckinridge
didn't carve his name until
another trip in 1859.
He wasn't the only person
to visit El Morro more than
once.


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THIS PHOTO taken Sept. 2, 2009 shows Steve Baumann, archeologist at El Morro National Monu-
ment, walking along the base of the sandstone cliffs that make up Inscription Rock at the north-
west New Mexico monument.


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By JEFFARAH GIBSON Although there hasn't been a
significant change in styles from
the Summer fashion semester, Fall
S KINNY jeans or leg- fashion offers a selection of trends
gings? Tunic tops or to dress up or dress down. For
instance, maxi dresses, which were
sheer ? Purple or grey? hot this Summer can also work for
The Fall fashion season Fall and be dressed up by adding a
brings a mix of edgy, sophis- long necklace, and a broad belt.
brings a mix of edgy, soph is- They can be dressed down for an
ticated, and youthful patterns outing at the beach, by wearing
easy to emulate. less accessories and adding a pair
of trendy gladiator sandals to com-
plete the look.
Gia Hart, Manager at the Cat-
walk Boutique located on Robinson Road says bright colours are
in this season. "Usually Fall colours included dark shades. But
this season bright colours from Summer fashion are in for the fall
as well."
Bermuda shorts were "yesterday." Linen shorts are taking the
lead and being worn with sexy embellished tunics, adding a little
sophistication and a flattering polish to an evening look.
Skinny jeans and pencil skirts have been in for a few seasons. Peo-
ple are wearing pencil skirts for an office look, dressing them up
with broad belts.
Since fashion repeats itself there are some classic retro styles that
are coming back. For instance
plaid is back in many forms.
Designers are making plaid
shirts, blouses, skirts, shorts and
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