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By TANEKA
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Tribune Staff
Reporter 0.
tthompson@tribuneme-
dia.net
THE Attorney
General's Office is
considering limiting
the number of appeal
cases sent from the
Bahamas to the Privy
Council in response to
comments made by a
leading UK judge over MINISTI
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at the implications of
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doubt in short order I
will be having discus-
sions with the Prime
Minister and my Cab-
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the way forward," he
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general whether Government
onette will seriously consider
splitting from the UK
Privy Council in favour of hav-
ing its final appeal cases heard
by the Caribbean Court of Jus-
tice (CCJ) - the only regional
SEE page six


Bishop's call for curfew gets some
support from law enforcement
By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
A BISHOP'S recent call for a self-imposed curfew to curb "may-
hem" on the city's streets has received some support from law
enforcement as a possible deterrent to crime.
When contacted for comment on the issue yesterday, Commissioner
SEE page six


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
ASSERTING that his
reputation has been "per-
haps irreparably" damaged
by accusations of wrongdo-
ing in the administration of
crown land, former Director
of Lands and Surveys Tex
Turnquest yesterday
emphatically denied he ever
abused his position to bene-
fit family or friends.
Speaking publicly for the
first time since the initial
allegations of how some of
his relatives were granted
beach-front crown land in
Exuma, which they "flipped"
for great profits, Mr Turn-
quest painted a picture of a
hardworking civil servant
who has been painfully pil-
loried over a series of events
that were either beyond his
control or influenced only
innocently by his involve-
ment.
"My integrity and reputa-
tion have been negatively
impacted perhaps irrepara-
bly by persistent repetition
of false accusations against
me," said Mr Turnquest.
He was testifying in front
of the Select Committee
appointed in Parliament ear-
lier this year to investigate
issues relating to crown land.


bean ltL public h alllEa last
week, was created after The
Tribune reported crown
grants of prime beach-front
properties to the ex-Direc-
tor's family members during
his tenure which were
"flipped" for an average of
$500,000 a piece several
years later.
As his wife looked on
solemnly from the gallery,
Mr Turnquest told the com-
mittee that contrary to impli-
cations that the receipt of
adjacent Forbes Hill, Exu-
ma, properties by his rela-
tives was part of a "scheme
set up" by himself, "neither
(he) nor (his) wife have ever
personally benefitted from
transaction in the Depart-
ment of Lands and Surveys
and the lots at Forbes Hill
are no exception."
Speaking from a prepared
statement, and then in
response to questions from
the members of the commit-
tee, Mr Turnquest said he
never sought to have his
wife's mother, uncle or god-
mother receive any prefer-
ential treatment throughout
the application process.
Meanwhile, he said he had
"no knowledge" of any plans
to sell the properties, which
SEE page three


Former ambulance
driver 'asked for
$15 million for
Travolta-signed
release document'
By NATARIO
McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@
tribunemedia.net
FORMER ambulance
driver Tarino Light-
bourne asked for $15 mil-
lion for a release docu-
ment signed by American
actor John Travolta,
jurors in the attempted
extortion trial heard as
they watched a video yes-
terday.
The jury of six women
and three men also heard
a recorded telephone con-
versation and watched a
video taped meeting
between Lightbourne's
co-accused Pleasant
Bridgewater and attorney
Michael McDermott, who
represents Mr Travolta,
55. Bridgewater and
Lightbourne both looked
on as the recordings were
played in front of a
packed courtroom.
The former senator
and former ambulance
driver are charged with
attempting to extort $25
million from Mr Travolta
at the time of his 16-year-
old son's death in a condo
in which they were staying
at Old Bahama Bay resort
in Grand Bahama after
the Christmas holidays.
The actor's only son suf-
fered a seizure in the
bathroom's condo on the
SEE page six


Man in hospital after
shooting at night spot
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - A 24-year-old man was shot early Monday
morning at a popular night spot in West End.
The victim, a resident of Deadman's Reef, is presently
detained at the hospital in "guarded" condition.
Asst Supt Emrick Seymour said two male residents of Eight
Mile Rock are in custody assisting police with their investiga-
tions into the shooting.
Mr Seymour said police received a call shortly after lam on
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SENIOR Justice Anita Allen
yesterday recused herself from
hearing the retrial of Troyniko
McNeil who is accused of mur-
dering handbag designer Harl
Taylor.
McNeil's attorney, Murrio
Ducille, had filed an applica-
tion to have Senior Justice
Allen recuse herself from the
retrial. However, yesterday
prosecutor Anthony Delaney
said the prosecution had joined


that application, so Senior Jus-
tice Allen acceded to the appli-
cation for recusal.
McNeil, 23, remains on
remand at Her Majesty's Prison
as he awaits the retrial. He is
accused of causing the death of
37-year-old Mr Taylor between
Saturday, November 17, and
Sunday, November 18, 2008,
while being concerned with
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TRIAL: Edwin Bauld Jr and Wilfred McPhee Jr




Death of policeman: Jurors




taken to the murder scene


Hospitals


work 'likely


to improve


healthcare'


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net


FREEPORT - The jury in the murder
trial of Edwin Bauld Jr and Wilfred
McPhee Jr were taken Monday morning
to several areas, including the murder
scene where the body of Police Corporal
Eddison Bain was discovered in Octo-
ber, 2007.
Twelve jurors and three alternate
jurors boarded a private bus at the Gar-
net Levarity Justice Centre shortly after
10am.
A separate bus was also provided for
the defence, which included Bauld and
McPhee and their attorneys Brian Han-
na and Mario Gray, respectively.


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McPhee and Bauld, both 26, are
accused of the kidnapping, robbing, and
murdering of officer Bain. His body was
found over the bridge on October 22,
2007.
Acting Justice Jethro Miller presides
over the trial. Vernal Collie and Erica
Kemp of the Attorney General's Office
are prosecuting the case.
The jurors have heard evidence from
several prosecution witnesses over the
past two weeks.
Gahnise Campbell, the ex-girlfriend of
one of the accused, who was also ini-
tially charged in the matter, has testi-
fied as a star witness for the prosecu-
tion against Bauld and McPhee.
According to Campbell's evidence,
Bauld persuaded her to go along with his


plan to lure his cousin, officer Bain, to an
area near the Island Seas Resort where
it is alleged that they accosted and rob
Bain of his ATM bank card.
Lead police investigator Sgt Darrell
Rolle testified that Bauld directed him to
an area off the Casuarina Bridge, where
their comrade's body was found.
Bain's body was discovered in a shal-
low ditch which was concealed by tree
branches and stones. A large stone was
found resting on the side of Bain's face.
He had been bound at the hands and
feet.
Sgt Rolle told the court that the
accused men gave signed police state-
ments concerning Bain's kidnapping,
robbery and murder.
Pathologist Dr Cornelius Kachali, who


performed the autopsy, told jurors that
officer Bain died of blunt force trauma
to the head.
The jurors were taken to the area near
the Island Seas, where Bain was abduct-
ed and where police had found a towel,
in which a US forensic expert found
DNA evidence matching that of Edwin
Bauld Jr.
They also went to Commonwealth
Bank in the Sea Horse Plaza where it is
alleged that the accused went and with-
drew money from officer Bain's account.
The jurors were also taken to Imper-
ial Gardens at East Atlantic Drive,
where Corporal Bain's vehicle was
found in the parking lot.
The prosecution is expected to wrap
up its case this week.


PARLIAMENT: Works and Transport Minister address


Minister affirms commitment to


health and safety, environment


AS IT carries out various
development projects, the Min-
istry of Public Works will dis-
play a commitment to protect-
ing both the nation's natural
resources and the well-being of
Bahamians, Works and Trans-
port Minister Neko Grant told
parliament.
He said the infrastructure
upgrading projects being under-
taken at the moment are envi-
ronmentally sensitive and will
contribute significantly to the
overall health of Bahamians.
The reconstruction of side-
walks in various areas of New
Providence at a cost of $491,540
has facilitated the "safer use" of
streets by pedestrians, includ-
ing fitness enthusiasts, Mr
Grant said.
"We are also presently
engaged in other projects from
which benefits to a nation's


health may be derived. Last
month the plan for the Big
Pond Project was revealed to
residents of the project area
and the general public.
"This plan to redevelop the
Big Pond Park is a component
of the transportation pro-
gramme of the New Providence
Road Improvement Project,"
the minister said.
The construction of basic
infrastructure, boardwalks and
bird watching platforms around
the existing pond and park area
are included in the plan, he
explained.
In addition to open spaces,
it will also feature a network of
trails for walking and jogging.
The Saunders Beach rede-
velopment project will also con-
tribute to the health of Bahami-
ans, Mr Grant said. Presently,
the area lacks sufficient parking
and cars often spill over to the
opposite side of the street, he
said. "It is not unusual to see
beach goers taking great risks in
crossing two lanes of speeding
traffic along West Bay Street
to access the beach," he said.
Mr Grant said the ministry
intends to improve this situa-
tion and enhance access to the
beach.







THE prevalence of chron-
ic non-communicable dis-
eases in the Bahamas and
the Caribbean has reached
"unacceptable" levels,
according to government
MP Neko Grant.
Making his contribution
to the House debate on the
National Insurance (Chron-
ic Diseases Prescription
Drug Fund) Bill 2009, Mr
Grant said the value of pre-
vention of chronic diseases
in the Bahamas "cannot be
overstated." The Lucaya MP
and minister of works said
it is encouraging to see "an
increasing number of
Bahamians" adopting
healthier lifestyles by engag-
ing in various forms of out-
door exercise on a regular
basis.
The Bill seeks to establish
a chronic disease prescrip-
tion drug plan, the primary
objective of which is to
increase access to drugs for
the treatment of specific
chronic diseases. The Bill
also seeks to reduce the cost
of the drugs and other spec-
ified medical supplies.


WORK undereway at
the three state-owned hos-
pitals is expected to fur-
ther improve healthcare
efficiency, Health Minister
Dr Hubert Minnis has
pledged.
He said the upgrades
include renovations to the
Accident and Emergency
Department at the
Princess Margaret Hospital
which, when completed,
will improve traffic flow in
the area.
Renovations will also
result in additional exami-
nation rooms with the
hope of reducing waiting
times.
"We are also progress-
ing with an additional
three theatres so as to
decrease the waiting times
and resolve that problem,"
he said.
"We are continuing, and
in some cases have com-
pleted, plumbing and elec-
trical repairs, all of which
were recommended by the
external consultants," Dr
Minnis added.
Leading off the debate
on the National Insurance
(Chronic Diseases Pre-
scription Drug Fund) Bill,
2009, Dr Minnis said the
renovations will allow
Government to build a
"health bridge to the
future."
The introduction of the
Pharmacy Integrated Sys-
tem will allow people on
the other islands, who are
travelling to New Provi-
dence, to attend any of the
participating pharmacies
and receive their medica-
tions.
The system will also
allow pharmacists at the
participating pharmacies
to access patients' records.
"This is what you call
connectivity," said Dr Min-
nis. "We are truly building
a health bridge to the
future."

Clinics

Healthcare administra-
tors have also introduced a
Health Information Tech-
nology System that allows
people attending any of
the public clinics to have
their records reviewed by
professionals there.
This is "in direct contrast
to operations in the past"
when patients' records had
to be started anew or
patients had to travel with
their medical records in
hand.
"We are now almost 52
per cent completed and we
are continuing this health
bridge to the future," the
Minister said.
Healthcare profession-
als, he said, have "intro-
duced and perfected" the
art of Tele-Medicine,
"', 1,1ih has and will have
a positive impact on the
delivery of healthcare in
The Bahamas, particularly
in the far-flung regions of
the country."
Dr Minnis said hospital
officials have moved to
improve the communica-
tion network between
patients, their relatives and
healthcare workers.
"They have recom-
mended that we concen-
trate on improving the ser-
vices of our institutions
and improving the comfort
level of both our patients
and our visitors and we
have done so," Dr Minnis
said.
Dr Minnis said the final
stage of the "health
bridge" will be the con-
struction of a new hospi-
tal.


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Former minister suspects Lands and Surveys 'corruption'


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

FORMER lands minister
George Smith yesterday said
he suspects corruption and
malfeasance in the Department
of Lands and Surveys, telling
the lands committee to "follow
the paper trail" for further evi-
dence.
However, when asked direct-
ly by chairman of the Select
Committee on crown land, Fox
Hill MP Fred Mitchell, who he
believes to be corrupt, the for-
mer Exuma MP would not
make any outright accusations.
Mr Smith, a realtor by pro-
fession, testified before the
Select Committee appointed to
investigate issues surrounding
the disposition of crown lands
yesterday, after writing to the
committee to request an oppor-
tunity to be heard.
During his testimony, Mr
Smith made two recommenda-
tions: that the government
enact retroactive legislation that


George Smith tells committee to

'follow paper trail' for evidence


would enable the authorities to
use the courts to recover "the
amount gained" by people who
sell or "flip" crown land before
fulfilling the conditions of the
sale or lease; and that all trans-
actions undertaken by the
Department of Lands and Sur-
veys be tabled in parliament
annually.
At the moment it is not ille-
gal to re-sell crown land, how-
ever, the granting of prime
beachfront property to relatives
of former Director of Lands
and Surveys Tex Turnquest
which was "flipped" several
years later for huge profits has
spurred debate on the issue, as
well as inspiring the creation of
the crown/ public lands com-
mittee itself.
Mr Smith, who hit out at Mr
Turnquest for failing to disclose
his relation to the individuals


FROM page one TEX TURNQUEST


were granted for the construc-
tion of vacation or retirement
homes.
He disclosed that the four
individuals in question were
initially recommended by him
to receive conditional purchase
leases of the land which they
had applied for in Exuma, not
grants, as they did.
Under the conditions of such
leases they would have had to
develop the property "up to
$100,000" before they would
be considered to be granted the
land.
However, it was a written
directive from the Office of the
Prime Minister (OPM) in July
2000 calling for all people who
had been approved for such
leases to be offered outright
grants of the land - a directive
which he said impacted "hun-
dreds if not thousands" of peo-
ple - that ultimately gave
them outright ownership of the
land.
Mr Turnquest noted that
under the law, once a person
obtains a grant from the crown,
they then have full legal title
to the land, being "absolute
titleholders", "free to do what
they wish" with the land "with
whom they wish."
The former director asserted
that it "pains his heart" to see
people re-sell crown land, but
ultimately it's "not (his) busi-
ness."
The ex-director has been
criticised for not disclosing his
relationship to the individuals
during the processing of their
applications. George Smith, the
former Exuma MP and lands
minister who also testified yes-
terday, pushed this point again
just minutes before Mr Turn-
quest spoke.
However, in his opening


statement Mr Turnquest
denied that he improperly
ignored a responsibility to
make that disclosure to the
Prime Minister, who is respn-
sible for giving final approval
land.
This, he told the committee,
was because he was "not relat-
ed" to the individuals - his
now mother-in-law, uncle-in-
law and "godmother-in-law",
as well as another friend of the
family - at the time they
applied for and were recom-
mended by himself to receive
certain rights to the land
because he was not yet mar-
ried to his wife.
"As such I was under no
obligation to disclose a rela-
tionship as a part of the rec-
ommendation or to recuse
myself. These are the facts and
accusations of nepotism are
therefore totally without mer-
it," he said, despite admitting
that since he was "involved"
with his wife when her family
member's applications were
made he knew her mother, and
the other relatives "by name."
Several committee members
questioned this assertion, sug-
gesting that it would have still
been appropriate for Mr Turn-
quest to disclose the relation-
ship between himself and the
applicants, especially in the lat-
er stages of the process, once
he was legally related to them.
Their applications were sub-
mitted in 1998, were submitted
to the OPM for review along
with 19 other applications for
land in Forbes Hill in June
1999. The grants for the land
were received sometime
between 2001 and 2003. Mr
Turnquest married his wife on
October 30, 1999.
Testifying before the com-


who received the land - the
mother, uncle and godmother
of the ex-director's then girl-
friend and now wife - also sug-
gested that the committee
should investigate whether any
disclosure was made by Aud-
ley Greaves, undersecretary in
the Ministry of Lands and Sur-
veys, when land was "granted
to his son and wife."
Mr Smith suggested the com-
mittee could easily get to the
bottom of the matter as "the
two individuals that it should
have been disclosed to are very
much still with us" - Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham and


his predecessor Perry Christie.
"I believe it is the responsi-
bility of any public officer to
have disclosed to the honor-
able minister (the prime min-
ister, who has responsibility for
approving the grants) the rela-
tionship with the people who
wanted to acquire the land
from the crown. If any of you
good gentlemen (the commit-
tee members, all MPs) were in
a similar position and you end-
ed up seeing that land which
belongs to the public, crown
land or any other publicly
owned land is sold to a family
member, a relative of yours,
imagine the outcry.
"Anyone of you would be
hung, drawn and quartered. I
believe the same standard
ought to have applied to a pub-


CHARLES MAYNARD (deputy
chairman of the committee): "Nine
people (out of the 21 whose applica-
tions were forwarded, along with
those of Mr Turnquest's relatives, to
the office of the prime minister for
review in June 1999) were recom-
mended by yourself not to receive
crown land because you were not sat-
isfied, based on the information, that
they would build a residence on that
land. You felt that strongly about it
that you could not trust to give those
nine people a chance to have that
piece of land. Then your mother-in-
law does receive your recommendation. She does receive
a full grant because of a directive from the prime minis-
ter's office. But you don't think that you could have
advised her not to sell that land, especially given you
had a hand in the whole process?"
Tex Turnquest: "I tell everyone who asks me..."
CM: "I don't want to know what you tell everybody, I
want to know specifically what you told your mother-in-law.
Did you have that conversation with your-mother-in-law?"
TT: "As I said I tell everyone who asks me about re-sale,
I tell them as far as I'm concerned I don't think anyone
should sell crown land that's granted to them ...
CM: "Did you have that conversation?"
TT: "My mother-in-law ... if she'd asked me that ques-
tion..."
CM: "Did you have that conversation with your mother-
in-law?"
TT: "Yes, she had that conversation with me, and I told
her that I don't think you should re-sell crown land grant-
ed to you. That's the way I feel, but I can't stop anybody
from doing what they wish."

Phillip Davis: "Do you accept you acted improperly?"
TT: "No I don't accept that."

Kenyatta Gibson: "Didn't you think it was appropriate for
you to make some kind of disclosure having regard to the
nature of your relationship (with these individuals) at the
time?"
TT: "I didn't think it was appropriate at the time."
KG: "Did you not think that maybe (their applications)
should've gone directly to the prime minister?
TT: "Hindsight is always 20/20 and trust me had I known
then what I know now things would've been very different."

Charles Maynard: "Did your mother-in-law benefit from
inside information?"
TT: "No. I would've advised them that generally speak-
ing, there's crown land in Forbes Hill."
CM: "It was their decision to choose Forbes Hill?"
TT: "Yes."
CM: "Is it by coincidence that the pieces you recom-
mended are all next to each other?"
TF: "They are for residential purposes, retirement homes,
so they complement each other in terms of land use."


mittee last week, Permanent
Secretary in the Office of the
Prime Minister, David Davis,
told its members that it was Mr
Turnquest's failure to explain
certain things relating to the
crown grants during a May 11,
2009, meeting which resulted
in him being asked to retire
from the Department.
Mr Davis had alleged that
Mr Turnquest was unable to
explain why his relatives' appli-
cations "moved through the
system so quickly", being rec-
ommended for approval a year
after they were submitted.
Mr Turnquest testified that
on the day he was asked to
explain the situation he was
recovering from a stomach
virus and had not been
informed in advance of the pur-
pose of the meeting.
"I did my best," he said.
Yesterday the ex-director
did offer a reason for his rela-
tion's applications being dealt
with speedily - saying that
they were fortunate to have
been applications for a certain
area of land which the depart-
ment had recently prepared a
report on and was in a position
to move ahead with processing
the applications for.
He suggested that the
Department at any one time
does not have the capacity to
move ahead with all applica-
tions because it lacks the
resources to travel to every
area and gather the necessary
information needed to deter-
mine what land is available,
what it could be used for, and
so forth.
However, he denied that his
relatives "benefited from inside
information" before applying
for land in Forbes Hill, stating
only that he "would've advised
them that, generally speaking,
there's crown land in Forbes
Hill."


Mr Turnquest told the com-
mittee he was "thankful for an
opportunity to present all of
the facts" in relation to the
controversial grants, "in the
hope that some degree of nor-
malcy can be returned to my
life."


lic officer. They ought to have
disclosed the individuals
involved were closely related
to them."
Mr Smith's testimony then
largely centred around the
exposition of around a dozen
cases where individuals living
in Exuma have applied to the
Department of Lands and Sur-
veys for crown grants or leases
and failed to receive any
acknowledgment or response
from the DLS for years or
even decades afterwards;
where crown land was devel-
oped in a way that was con-
trary to what it was granted
for; or where it was sold on, in
some cases to non-Bahamians,
without being developed.
Meanwhile, he also high-


lighted the case of people like
Exumian Alphaeus Rolle, who
he said had been leasing land
from the government for years
at a cost of $1,000 per year
only to have that land leased
out by the department without
his knowledge to someone
else.
To make matters worse, Mr
Smith added, the department
continued to accept Mr Rolle's
payments of $1,000 a year
despite re-leasing the land.
He said that on the whole,
he feels that more people have
been "disenfranchised" than
"empowered" by the process
governing the administration of
crown lands.
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The politics of spite


THERE was what President Barack Oba-
ma likes to call a teachable moment last
week, when the International Olympic Com-
mittee rejected Chicago's bid to be host of
the 2016 Summer Games.
"Cheers erupted" at the headquarters of
the conservative Weekly Standard, according
to a blog posted by a member of the maga-
zine's staff, with the headline "Obama loses!
Obama loses!" Rush Limbaugh declared
himself "gleeful." "World Rejects Obama,"
gloated the Drudge Report. And so on.
So what did we learn from this moment?
For one thing, we learned that the modern
conservative movement, which dominates
the modern Republican Party, has the emo-
tional maturity of a bratty 13-year-old.
But more important, the episode illus-
trated an essential truth about the state of
American politics: At this point, the guiding
principle of one of our nation's two great
political parties is spite pure and simple. If
Republicans think something might be good
for the president, they're against it -
whether or not it's good for America.
To be sure, while celebrating America's
rebuff by the Olympic Committee was
puerile, it didn't do any real harm. But the
same principle of spite has determined
Republican positions on more serious mat-
ters, with potentially serious consequences -
in particular, in the debate over health care
reform.
Now, it's understandable that many
Republicans oppose Democratic plans to
extend insurance coverage - just as most
Democrats opposed President Bush's
attempt to convert Social Security into a
sort of giant 401(k). The two parties do,
after all, have different philosophies about
the appropriate role of government.
But the tactics of the two parties have
been different. In 2005, when Democrats
campaigned against Social Security privati-
zation, their arguments were consistent with
their underlying ideology: They argued that
replacing guaranteed benefits with private
accounts would expose retirees to too much
risk.
The Republican campaign against health
care reform, by contrast, has shown no such
consistency. For the main GOP line of attack
is the claim - based mainly on lies about
death panels and so on - that reform will
undermine Medicare. And this line of attack
is utterly at odds both with the party's tra-
ditions and with what conservatives claim
to believe.
Think about just how bizarre it is for
Republicans to position themselves as the


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the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence and ESLIE
HALL of the Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, intend to change my name
of TANELI TARIQ REYNOLDS to TANELI TARIQ HALL. If there
are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas
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Malcolm Allotment.
This is the final two weeks of revival service
for the 2009 year.
Bishop will also be celebrating her 25th Anniversary.
Please come out and support the service.
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defenders of unrestricted Medicare spending.
First of all, the modern GOP considers itself
the party of Ronald Reagan - and Reagan
was a fierce opponent of Medicare's cre-
ation, warning that it would destroy Amer-
ican freedom. In the 1990s, Newt Gingrich
tried to force drastic cuts in Medicare financ-
ing. And in recent years, Republicans have
repeatedly decried the growth in entitle-
ment spending - growth that is largely dri-
ven by rising health care costs.
But the Obama administration's plan to
expand coverage relies in part on savings
from Medicare. And since the GOP oppos-
es anything that might be good for Obama,
it has become the passionate defender of
ineffective medical procedures and over-
payments to insurance companies.
How did one of our great political par-
ties become so ruthless, so willing to embrace
scorched-earth tactics even if so doing under-
mines the ability of any future administration
to govern?
The key point is that ever since the Rea-
gan years, the Republican Party has been
dominated by radicals - ideologues and/or
apparatchiks who, at a fundamental level,
do not accept anyone else's right to govern.
Anyone surprised by the venomous, over-
the-top opposition to Obama must have for-
gotten the Clinton years. Remember when
Rush Limbaugh suggested that Hillary Clin-
ton was a party to murder? When Newt Gin-
grich shut down the federal government in
an attempt to bully Bill Clinton into accept-
ing those Medicare cuts? And let's not even
talk about the impeachment saga.
The only difference now is that the GOP
is in a weaker position, having lost control
not just of Congress but, to a large extent, of
the terms of debate. The public no longer
buys conservative ideology the way it used
to; the old attacks on Big Government and
paeans to the magic of the marketplace have
lost their resonance. Yet conservatives retain
their belief that they, and only they, should
govern.
The result has been a cynical, ends-justify-
the-means approach. Hastening the day
when the rightful governing party returns
to power is all that matters, so the GOP will
seize any club at hand with which to beat the
current administration.
It's an ugly picture. But it's the truth. And
it's a truth anyone trying to find solutions to
America's real problems has to understand.
(This article was written by Paul Krug-
man - c.2009 New York Times News Ser-


Arawak Cay port




plan crumbles




under analysis


EDITOR, The Tribune.

I notice that there is an
intensive public relations cam-
paign in support of Arawak
Cay Container Port by the
government - they talk
about all the positives but
conveniently do not mention
anything about the fact that
none other than the Prime
Minister requires the Arawak
Cay Port Development group
to produce two specific stud-
ies - one to determine the
traffic impact operating the
port at Arawak Cay will have
on the island-wide traffic, I
presume especially those
areas where the container
traffic will pass and naturally
the environmental impact of
the Port at Arawak Cay and
the impact between Arawak
Cay and Gladstone Road.
Not a word is mentioned
about this requirement and I
wonder why?
No one is talking about the
impact on those purchasers
of home-sites on Gladstone


Road and please believe me
the impact is going to be enor-
mous and I would use even
the word catastrophic to those
homes as their once reason-
ably quiet environment is
going to be disturbed 24/7
without let up.
Yes possibly but unproven
not a single international con-
sultant has supported it,
Arawak Cay might be the
least expensive location to
develop but surely we can't
simply disregard the peace
and tranquility and privacy of
those who live on Gladstone
Road and between there and
Arawak Cay who are going
to have to endure 365 days a
year the noise and environ-
mental degradation from the
traffic, noise and air pollution.
Has everyone forgotten
that Aquinas Roman Catholic


College has recently moved
to Gladstone Road and that
added over 300 vehicles twice
a day on the road? Edward
Penn's building will soon
open as a food wholesaler
with, I presume, small, medi-
um and containers 20' and 40'
traffic? There is already the
LP gas depots - Bahamas
Food Supply with their con-
tainers and large supply
trucks and the considerable
amount of traffic that uses this
corridor to get to the city of
Nassau, etc?
Are we incapable of plan-
ning and realising what is
rather obvious that this pro-
posal falls to pieces when you
analyse the detail unless you
wish to totally disregard the
residents from Vista Marina
to Gladstone who have made
considerable investments in
home sites and homes?
Shame if that is so.

W THOMPSON
Nassau,
September 29, 2009.


A tribute to a great man and a hero


EDITOR, The Tribune. Ref: Basil O Rolle
(SENSEI) Police Inspector Retired
It is my distinct privilege and pleasure to write
on the above mentioned. So often we tend to
give persons their accolades after they are dead,
and thus they are unable to obtain pleasure or
benefit from the service they would have given to
society.
It is with this in mind that I write this com-
mentary on his life as I consider him as both a
great man and a hero amongst us.
Sensei Rolle from his youth has committed
himself to service of Bahamian youth. He opened
his DOJO called the Bahamas Tong Dojo to
everyone who was willing to learn. Very often he
taught and devoted himself to the betterment of
young people, many of whom could not afford to
pay the meager sum that was requested as a fee.
Every class evening, rain or shine he would be
there in spite of working hard as a law enforce-
ment officer all day and even during the night. He
had a love and devotion to young persons.
Sensei Rolle produced many champion fight-
ers, some who would have gone on to establish
Dojos and become Martial Arts Teachers them-


selves. The relationship of Sensei Rolle to his
students transcended the Dojo as he involved
himself in their lives, ever pointing the wayward
to the right path, and providing a shoulder to
lean on when the vicissitudes of life brought sor-
row. There is no doubt in my mind that he saved
many a young man from running afoul of the
law. He was not able to save everyone as a few
fell through the cracks, but for everyone that
fell, there are at least 10 success stories.
The discipline and work ethic learned in the
Tong Dojo went a long way to ensure the success
in life of those who studied there.
It is hoped that someone will honour this
great Bahamian son from South Andros and per-
haps add his name to the Queen's honours list as
he has sacrificed so much of his time, and con-
tinues to dedicate so much of himself to Bahami-
an youth.
I salute him by saying "Ose Sensei."
M E SWEETING
Lieutenant
Commander,
RBDF,
September, 2009.


What the PecoPds show ahout 'MinisteP S Davis'


EDITOR, The Tribune.
You published a letter in The
Tribune on September 17, 2009
signed by Minister S Davis. The
letter writer is presumably the
same Stanford Wallace Davis
of Fox Hill. The letter writer
makes certain allegations
against Fred Mitchell, the
Member of Parliament for Fox
Hill and sought at the same
time to promote Mr Mitchell's
FNM opponent in the last gen-
eral election. The public should
know that Mr Davis, sometimes


known as Minister Davis, was a
campaign worker for Mr
Mitchell's FNM opponent in
the last general election.
Our records at the Fox Hill
office show that on 24th Octo-
ber Mr Mitchell wrote a letter
to the Minister of Education
seeking assistance to hire Mr
Davis as a Physical Education
instructor at a Ministry school
in Andros. He is therefore now
a public servant
The note on Mr Davis' file
at the constituency office shows
that Mr Davis saw Mr Mitchell
in early October 2008, and Mr
Davis, asked his assistance in
persuading the Minister of Edu-
cation to finalise the arrange-
ments for his job with the min-
istry. The note says that Mr
Davis was critical of Mr
Mitchell's FNM Opponent for
not helping him even though
Mr Davis supported her. Mr
Mitchell wrote the letter to the
Ministry of Education on behalf
of his constituent, a constituent
who did not support him in the
last election. The record shows


that shortly after Mr Mitchell's
letter (was written and sent) Mr
Davis began employment with
the Ministry.
With regard to the allegation
that Mr Mitchell did not assist
with the summer programme
for young men sponsored by
Mr Davis, our office records
show that it was explained to
Mr Davis by Mr Mitchell that
no cash would be advanced to
him, but that he could obtain
refreshments up to a certain
level per day at the local con-
venience store for the duration
of his programme. The credit
was arranged but Mr Davis
never accessed the credit.
Thank you for allowing this
response and providing the
information from our records.
ALTAMESE
ISAACS
Fox Hill
Constituency
Office
Administrator
Nassau,
September, 2009.


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1,000 hotel staff return




to work at the Wyndham


By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net


AROUND 1,000 hotel workers
returned to work at the Wyndham
Nassau Resort in Cable Beach yester-
day as three towers re-opened after a
seven week closure.
Some 700 staff serving 550 rooms in
towers C, H and M, and 300 employees
of the Crystal Palace Casino will return
on a shift by shift basis.
But Baha Mar senior vice-president
for governmental and external affairs
Robert Sands said they can look for-
ward to some days of full occupancy
this month, when all hotel staff will be
required.
And there are three major events
planned for the Crystal Palace Casino
to reintroduce gamblers to the 30,000
sq ft casino, and both political parties
- the PLP and FNM - are planning
conventions at the Wyndham in late
October and November.
Mr Sands said: "We have somewhat
of a feeding of business to help us
through this still traditionally soft peri-
od that takes us up to December."
The temporary closure from August
17 was intended to save millions of
dollars in losses incurred during the
traditionally slow period from mid-
August to early October, and Mr
Sands is hopeful Baha Mar will have
made the savings projected.
Staff were instructed to take their
paid vacation during the closure peri-
od, as well as any days off they were
due, to ease the period of unemploy-
ment.
And the closure allowed for some


modest capital works and refurbish-
ment to improve the guest experi-
ence.
Returning staff brushed up their
hospitality skills and focused on brand
related issues and service delivery dur-
ing training sessions this weekend, and
two employee events were held on


Saturday to welcome staff back to
work.
Mr Sands said: "The events were
both very well attended and went quite
well. I think people are in good spirits.
"We are looking forward to a better
season than we have had in the past,
and we look forward to business levels


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returning to the point in which we can
see some meaningful returns."
He added: "We are continuing to
analyse and review what the savings
have been and we are not in a position
to say what that is, but we can say that
strategically it was a very good decision
for us."

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net


FREEPORT - The police are
very concerned about the prolifera-
tion of firearms in Grand Bahama
according to a senior SWAT com-
mander.
�, Inspector Kendrick Rolle, who
recently taught an intense tactical
and special weapons training exer-
. cise on the island, said police have
been noticing more "heavy arms"
on the streets.
"The Grand Bahama district was
in dire need of tactical training and
so we came to ensure that officers
S here are capable of dealing with
'' these threats," said Inspector
Rolle.
' He said Grand Bahama officers
received training in operation plan-
' ning, firearm retention and other
Special Weapons And Tactics
(SWAT) disciplines.
In an effort to combat the smug-
gling of firearms into the country,
f' Inspector Rolle said, the Royal
-. Bahamas Police Force is participat-
'\ ing in a joint task force with other
-' countries to determine where the
illegal weapons are coming from.


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By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net
A DISABLED father who
has been unemployed since
he was injured at work six
years ago is struggling to feed
his family as he continues to
wait for more than $300,000
in compensation to be paid.
Wayne Anthony John, 45,
was forced to move out of his
home in Canaan Lane, Nas-
sau, three months ago
because he was unable to pay
the rent. He now stays with
friends and is still struggling
to feed his three children and
himself.
Mr John received foot, hip
and wrist injuries when he
fell off a flatbed tractor trail-
er at the February Point
resort jobsite in Exuma in
November 2003.
He alleged negligence
against his employers saying
they failed to provide proper
equipment and/or manpower
for the unloading task he was
required to do. Justice Anita
Allen found his former
employer, February Point
Resort Estates Limited, had
"failed to attain the standard
of care required of a reason-
able and prudent employer"
and was guilty of negligence
in July 2007.
It was not until December
the following year that the
registrar determined Mr John
should be paid more than
$300,000 compensation, but
just one month later Febru-
ary Point filed an appeal to
contest the amount.
And Mr John is still wait-
ing for a date to be set for
the hearing.
Mr John has suffered a
string of setbacks since the
accident, including the death
of his wife Joyetta and his 23-
year-old stepson Clifton
Smith who died in a cruise
boat tragedy, leaving Mr
John to raise their three chil-
dren alone.
The widowed father of
three has a monthly income
of just $462, as well as $105
per child provided by the
National Insurance Board.
His son Javaughn, 15, suf-
fers from seizures and
requires costly medication,
and Mr John has had to bor-
row money for his family to
survive.
Now some of his money-
lenders are seeking repay-
ment, and threatening Mr
John. He says he fears for his
life.


He said: "All .a
kinds of horrible
things have been
happening; I don't
sleep, I've lost a lot
of weight, and I
owe a lot of peo-
ple - that's what
makes it more
scary.
"I don't know
how to deal with
my situation or
where to go for
help. I need help, and I am
lost in this society. I don't
know what's going on with
this case, and I'm desperate."
Mr John said he and his
family are victims of a slow-


m


moving justice system
and as the process
, has dragged on and
on, Mr John said the
depths of his despair
have led him to even
consider suicide.
He added: "I have
family, I have kids,
one of them is sick,
born with a disease
- seizures, that's
nothing to play on.
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black man who lives in a
ghetto neighbourhood,
because I didn't finish school
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Bishop's call for curfew gets some support


FROM page one
of Police Reginald Ferguson said an ini-
tiative like this could keep wayward youth
out of trouble and lead to less crime.
He added that any talk of a national
curfew would be a call for government
to make, but added that it would be a
positive step if persons took it upon them-
selves to exercise self-control in this way.
When asked if he felt there was a need
for a self-imposed curfew, Mr Ferguson F ,
said: "I don't know, this whole concept of
unsupervised children is something that is
part of this whole (crime) problem that we i
experience.
"Children are children and when they
are out there unsupervised who knows what they
will be up to. I agree that parents, guardians and
those responsible for children need to exercise a
whole lot more restraint and control. Whether we
need a curfew, that is something that government
will have to decide," he told The Tribune yesterday.
Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Thompson
also supports a curfew.
"There would be fewer victims because a lot of
the crime occurs during the late hours of the night
- if people could get their children to stay home it
would help. I have imposed a curfew on myself, I
stay home at night," he said
Their comments came a day after Bishop Sime-
on Hall, senior pastor of New Covenant Baptist
Church and Chairman of the National Advisory
Council on Crime, suggested that Bahamians adopt
an 11 pm curfew to stem chaos on the city streets.
"The Bahamian public must lead the cause for
change, as politicians, worried about getting re-


FROM page one Privy Council


alternative to the UK court, or
create another final appellate
court.
When asked if there would
be any constitutional changes
if the Bahamas were to leave
the Privy Council and sign on to
the CCJ, Mr Symonette said:
"I don't want to add more to it
than I've already done.
"We'll look at it to see the
implications of Lord Phillips
(statements) regarding current
matters before the Privy Coun-
cil.
"It may be that one course
of action may be to limit the
(number of) appeals from the


elected, are not inclined to take unusu-
al steps to confront this national night-
mare," said Mr Hall, in a statement.
"Parents with teenagers should see that
they are at home before 11 pm rather
than waiting until after a tragedy to
sing the chorus, 'My good son'.
"An 11 pm self-imposed curfew is
imperative because it is clear that those
with guns are intent on wreaking havoc
on the rest of us. Draconian measures
by the public and swift and harsh treat-
ment of hardened criminals by the state
must be implemented," said the bishop,
S who recently unveiled a memorial wall
S for murder victims at his church.
Bishop Hall's call came the same day a teenag-
er was shot in the stomach after an early morning
standoff with police. The 17-year-old boy, a resident
of Fox Hill, was shot around 1.30 am Sunday in the
area of Victoria Avenue.

Senior Justice recuses herself
from Harl Taylor murder retrial

FROM page one
another.
The well known designer was found dead in his
bedroom at Mountbatten House on West Hill
Street with multiple stab wounds. A broken knife
was discovered on his bed.
McNeil pleads not guilty to the murder charge
and stated that he did not kill Mr Taylor. His first
trial ended with a hung jury. He has been denied
bail four times.


contributions to the judicial
body.
When asked to disclose what,
if any, financial assistance the
Bahamas has given the CCJ,
Mr Symonette said he did not
know those figures off-hand.
Speaking to The Financial
Times newspaper recently,
Lord Phillips said he is looking
for ways to reduce the "dispro-
portionate" amount of time
judges who staff the Privy
Council also spend on cases
coming from outside the UK,
mostly on cases from former
colonies.
He also questioned whether
some Privy Council cases,
which have ranged from
Jamaican death row appeals to
fights over press freedom in
Bermuda, needed to be heard
by a panel of five of Britain's
most senior judges.
His comments sent shock-
waves throughout the region
and were seen by legal experts
as a warning that Britain might
t sh a ke off the colo-
nial hangover the institution
represents, leaving countries
like the Bahamas to find or cre-
ate another final court of
appeal.


Court of Appeal to the Privy
Council - that might be an
alternative."
Although the CCJ was estab-
lished in 2001, there has been
resistance by many countries in
the region to use it as a final
court of appeal. Currently the
CCJ only adjudicates cases
from Barbados and Guyana.
Former Attorney General
Alfred Sears recently said the
country should quickly divorce
itself from the Privy Council in
favour of the CCJ, claiming that
as part of CARICOM the
Bahamas has made financial


Man in hospital after shooting

FROM page one
Monday and went to Coffee on the Bay where gunshots were
reportedly heard.
He said when officers arrived at the scene they observed a
black man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the left
side of his body.
The man was taken by ambulance to the Rand Memorial
Hospital, where he received emergency surgery.
Police are continuing their investigations.


Former ambulance driver 'asked for $15m


for Travolta-signed release document'


FROM page one
morning of January 2. As
attempts were being made to
resuscitate him there was a
question as to whether he
should be flown to West Palm
Beach for medical care or taken
by ambulance to Rand Memor-
ial Hospital in Freeport. Mr Tra-
volta's first instructions were
that Jett was to be taken to the
airport, whereupon Mr Travol-
ta signed a liability release form
for the ambulance driver. In the
end, however, Jett was taken by
ambulance to the Rand. The
release form is the subject of
the alleged extortion attempt
for which it is claimed $25 mil-
lion was demanded in return for
silence about its existence.
Mr McDermott told the court
yesterday that he was instructed
by Bahamian police to make
the deal with Lightbourne. Dur-
ing the taped telephone con-
versation between Bridgewater
and Lightbourne on January 18,
the jury heard Mr McDermott
inquire as to the nature of the
document her client had as well
as his demands.
The jury heard Mr McDer-
mott make two telephone calls
to Ms Bridgewater, leaving a
voice message informing her to
call him on the first call attempt.
On a second attempt, Bridge-
water was summoned to the
telephone after Mr McDermott
identified himself to the man
who answered the telephone.
"I'd like to talk some logistics
and specifics. I have to make
that decision. I have a lot of
questions. You're going to have
to help me out, if this goes
down, it's all on me," Mr
McDermott told Bridgewater.
Bridgewater told Mr McDer-
mott that she would arrange to
take a flight out of Freeport the
next day. Mr McDermott said
that he had been reading in the
press information about Jett's
death. "Is he still doing this?"
Mr McDermott asked.
"I know he said he had spo-
ken to someone from some
media company but that was
prior to us speaking. He has said
to me that he is not going to say
anything," Bridgewater said.
"I don't want to give you guys
a boat load of money and the
next week it's all out in the
media," Mr McDermott said.
Bridgewater said that she told
Lightbourne, "I don't think you
should be doing this. I think this
is all wrong. He said he has
nothing to lose. I said what
about your family, your country;
these people come here for
business." Mr McDermott went
on to inquire as to how Light-
bourne arrived at the $25 mil-
lion figure.
"I don't know where he got
it from," Bridgewater said.
"Newspapers pay $2,000 or
$5,000. I know Travolta is high
profile but I think that's kind of
insane. I am willing to negotiate
and make this go away. John
doesn't have that kind of bread
lying around. I would have to
go to every movie studio and
say will you lend me a million
bucks so this guy can continue
his practice," Mr McDermott
said. "We're willing to pay
handsomely for the document
but nowhere near that," he said.
Mr McDermott asked
Bridgewater if Lightbourne was
going to be reasonable. Bridge-
water replied, "I said to him
when he first started, I thought
okay, looking for a couple thou-
sand dollars, he said no, so I
said what a million, he said a
million? I said what you talk-
ing about $10 million, he said
well $25, I said 25 what, thou-
sand? He said million."
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and he can be very handsomely
compensated," Mr McDermott
said.
"He probably thinks he is
going to lose his job and needs
to make it worth his while,"
Bridgewater replied.
Mr McDermott then went
on to ask, "Pleasant, can you
give me a comfort level that
Tarino didn't tell his girlfriend
or his wife or his brother or any
of these other people and I am
going to have to face the music
on this again."
Bridgewater responded by
saying that she was certain that
Lightbourne didn't want the
information getting out either.
McDermott told Bridgewa-
ter that she should talk to her
client before they met because
in essence he was "not buying a
piece of paper", but was "buy-
ing his silence."
"So if I give him a bunch of
money and then he violates that
promise what I am going to do,
sue him, I mean, I'm compro-
mised," Mr McDermott said.
"I just want it over with and
I really and I really don't want
to hear about it again. I feel so
badly about the whole thing,"
Bridgewater said.
After hearing the taped con-
versation between Ms Bridge-
water and Mr McDermott, the
jury then watched a nearly 40
minute meeting between the
two in Mr McDermott's hotel
room on January 18. Bridgewa-
ter, who wore a black pants suit,
sat opposite Mr McDermott at a
small table.
"I have spoken to him, he
said that when it's finished, he
wants to put it behind him and
move on with his life, one way
or the other," Bridgewater told
McDermott. Mr McDermott
again inquired as to how Light-
bourne had arrived at the $25
million figure.
"He said that someone told
him that in the United States
you get hundreds of millions for
something like this," Bridgewa-
ter said.
"You may get $25,000 out of
a tabloid, but a respectable
newspaper is not going to pay
for information," Mr McDer-
mott responded.
Mr McDermott went on to
explain that if more than
$10,000 is removed from a bank
in the United States it's a
recordable transaction and that
the sum of $25 million would
certainly be investigated. Mr
McDermott said that offer was
$250,000 US. Bridgewater then
called Lightbourne informing
him of the offer then hung up
the telephone. Mr McDermott
then went on to ask, "How do I
know that once I give him the
money it's done?" Bridgewater
responded, "He said once they
pay me, give me what I want, I'll
go away." Bridgewater went on
to tell Mr McDermott that she
had told Lightbourne, "If you
go after these people again I'll
be prepared to take you to the
police myself." After several
minutes, Bridgewater made
another telephone call.
"There's no way you can set-
tle for that, so what the amount
you are talking about is. Twen-
ty-five, it's just that $25 million is
a lot of money. I hear you say
that if I can't deal with you will
go to someone else, but you still
have to say what your point is. I
accept that you have the original
item. You said that you are
going from $25 to $20 and if I
am not prepared to do it you
would go to an international
lawyer in the US, but you still
have a difficulty with the
amount," Bridgewater is heard
stating over her cellular phone.
Mr McDermott then asked
Bridgewater to inquire if "he
would take property." Speak-
ing to Lightbourne over the
telephone Bridgewater is heard
saying, "He is asking if you
would be prepared to take prop-
erty? You don't need any prop-


erty? I see The Tribune has a
story today. I have not spoken
to The Tribune, certainly it's not
me."
Bridgewater then told Mr
McDermott, "He said it's obvi-
ous that you can't handle this
deal, I have not spoken to any-
body but you. I just need to get
this out of my hand. I appreciate
your efforts. Just let me know
when I can get my documents."
The last of the tapes to be
shown to the jury was the near-
ly hour long taped meeting
between Lightbourne and Mr
McDermott. Lightbourne, who
wore a black shirt, black cap
and blue jeans, also sat oppo-
site Mr McDermott at a small
table in his hotel room.
"I don't have anything to
lose, nothing at all," Light-
bourne told Mr McDermott,
stating that he had been sus-
pended from his job for 30 days
and would be terminated when
he returned. Mr McDermott
then joked, "How about we
keep our money and you keep
your job?" Lightbourne laughed
at the suggestion.
Lightbourne then indicated
that he was trying to call Ms
Bridgewater, but was not get-
ting a signal on his telephone.
Mr McDermott then phoned
Bridgewater on his cellular
phone and put her on speaker
phone.
Mr McDermott asked Light-
bourne if he had the original
document to which Lightbourne
replied: "Yes." However, he
said that he did not have the
document with him.
When asked by Mr McDer-
mott as to the significance of
the document, Lightbourne
recalled that on January 2 at
Old Fort Bay there was a dis-
cussion on whether to take Jett
Travolta to the hospital or to
take him to the airport. Light-
bourne said that he was told to
speak to the boy's father, who
he did not initially realise was
John Travolta, regarding what
to do.
"I said look this is our rules,
we have to take him to the hos-
pital. You don't want him to go
to a hospital, here is the release
form. I showed it to him. He
said he understood it," Light-
bourne said.
Lightbourne told McDer-
mott that Travolta signed the
document and two people,
including a police officer, wit-
nessed it.
"My partner doesn't even
know this document exists. As
far as he knows after we decid-
ed to go to the hospital this doc-
ument was torn up and
destroyed," Lightbourne told
Mr McDermott.
McDermott asked Light-
bourne, "Where the hell did you
get the number of $25 million
bucks?"
"I was poor all my life. Me
and my family we was strug-
gling all our life. I wanted to do
charity all my life. I wanted to
help the less fortunate," Light-
bourne replied.
Mr McDermott, then said
"That's good, you're a Bahami-
an Robin Hood man." Light-
bourne laughed at the compar-
ison.
Mr McDermott then said,
"Okay we have a deal, $10 mil-
lion," but Lightbourne said that
that was not the deal, but rather
that the deal was for $15 mil-
lion. Bridgewater, who was still
on the telephone during the dis-
cussion concurred with Mr
McDermott saying that she
thought the deal was for $10
million.
"I probably misunderstood
you but $15 that my bottom
lines, take it or leave it," Light-
bourne said. Lightbourne went
on to say that he was not willing
to do instalments. "I can't do
instalments, I want this behind
me. I want to put this to rest. I
don't want to see you any-
more," Lightbourne told Mr
McDermott. Lightbourne went
on to suggest that Mr McDer-
mott wire the money to Bridge-
water's account.
During cross-examination by
attorney Murrio Ducille, Mr
McDermott admitted that
Bridgewater had made no
demand for money from John
Travolta. Mr McDermott also
told the court that he believed
he had been speaking to Ms
Bridgewater in both her per-
sonal capacity as well as a
lawyer, because he believed she
was in cahoots with Light-
bourne.
Mr McDermott is expected
to take the stand again today
for more cross-examination
when the trial resumes before
Senior Justice Anita Allen.


Man sentenced to 15 years
A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on
Monday on a manslaughter charge.
In August, Jermaine Rolle of Second Street, The Grove,
pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of manslaughter in the
stabbing death of 16-year-old Javano Williams.
Williams was fatally stabbed at the Esso Service Station on
Blue Hill Road and Coconut Grove Avenue on July 15, 2007.
Senior Justice Anita Allen delivered the sentence yesterday.


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By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
POLICE confiscated a huge haul
of cocaine over the weekend in
waters near Inagua.
According to the officer in
charge of the Drug Enforcement
Unit, Superintendent Anthony
Ferguson, 54 kilos of cocaine were
discovered on Saturday evening


onboard a Haitian freighter that
was intercepted near Great Inagua.
Along with officers of the Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA), US
Coast Guard, and the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, the 45-
foot freighter the mv Sainte Anne
was stopped just off the coast of
Great Inagua and brought into the
public dock where it was thor-
oughly inspected and searched.


According to Supt Ferguson the
54 kilos were found concealed in
various compartments of the boat
and even hidden in beams of the
vessel along its keel.
Three Haitian men have been
taken into custody for questioning
along with one Haitian-Bahamian
man. At a street value of $15,000
per kilo, this seizure of cocaine is
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no answer to country's ills


Nearly two-thirds of respondents reject Christian Council's call


ONLINE TRIBUNE, which is pulling in readers.


NEARLY two thirds of the
readers who participated in our
tribune242.com poll this week-
end rejected the Christian
Council's call for more religious
education.
Participants were asked if
they thought a "spiritual over-
haul" would fix the country's
ills.
Fifty-one readers said "yes",
agreeing that "it's because
we've become so spiritually
weak that crime is so high."
However, 86 respondents reject-
ed the idea, agreeing that
"teaching the Bible to children
won't make a difference in our
crime levels."
A number of readers also
commented on the poll.
"Grace" asked: "Are they
serious? Almost every school
teaches religious education now
and look at where we are. So
many students leave high school
with Ds in math and English
and As and Bs in religious edu-
cation. What have they learned?
'The Lord will Provide' - not
'work hard'. What should be
taught is accountability and con-
sequences for actions.
"Erasmus Folly" noted that
"in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sau-
di Arabia and Iran the Mullahs
(priests) call for the same non-
sense. There is nothing but reli-
gious teaching in these places,
yet the expectation is more will
help? Ironic, on every issue, the
Christian Council sounds in step
with the religious
extremists/nut-jobs that make
up Islamic Jihadists! How is this
possible? Our kids' problems
don't come from not enough
Bible; they come from not
enough math, English, science,
other languages and basic civics.
Tell our Taliban, the Christian
Council, to go crusade some


place else and stop wasting this
country's time."
According to "Alex" the
Bahamas has already proven it
is a Christian nation: "There are
churches on every corner and
in some instances two or three
on the same street. There is not
a lack of God's word; steeples
can be seen for miles."
He said "Godly example" is
what is lacking. "Parents take
their children to church to hear
the word of God and go home
and live like the devil in hell.
"Many parents today are
babies themselves and really do
not understand what parenting
is all about.
"As children grow there is no
longer discipline in the home.
"Covetousness begins at a
very early age. When children
begin to cry for things that
belong to others rather than
parents saying 'no', they give it
as a means of pacifying the
child. So as the child grows, he
or she believes that everything
should be given to them.
"In this time that we are liv-
ing in, parents like to dress their
babies in all the designer name-


brand clothing and shoes they
can find and as the child grows
the parent can no longer afford
the cost of the designer brands
and children start to steal those
things they desire from others
whose parents can afford to
purchase these items," he said.
Teaching the Bible is impor-
tant, according to "Bahama
Mama" - but only as important
as leading by example. "You
cannot teach a child not to
drink, but yet you are seen in
the bar everyday drinking," she
said. "You cannot teach a child
that family is important but yet,
you are the father and head of
your household who spends
most of his time away from the
home."
"Joe Blow" said: "The day
this country of ours stops hiding
behind this veil of being a Chris-
tian nation and feeling that
prayer and going to church on
Sunday will fix us, is the day
we'll start on the road to recov-
ery. Just because we call our-
selves Christians doesn't mean
we conduct ourselves in a man-
ner that would make God hap-
py with us."


Pastor Neil Ellis tipped to receive 2010 Trumpet Award


MOUNT TABOR Full Gospel Baptist Church
pastor Neil Ellis has been tipped to receive a
2010 Trumpet Award.
This prestigious annual award is presented to
men and women deemed to have significantly
contributed to enhancing the quality of life of
others.
Organisers seek out men and women who -
through consistency and longevity - have
achieved success in a chosen profession or career.
The Trumpet Awards were originally created
to herald the accomplishments of black Ameri-
cans who have succeeded against the odds.
However, in recent times the organisation has
gone international, recognizing to those who have
overcome racism or poverty to achieve "special
greatness" while helping others.
Former recipients include: former South
African president Nelson Mandela, former
Bahamas prime minister Perry Christie, Justice
Thurgood Marshall, Ted Turner, Earvin 'Magic'
Johnson, Rev Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Maya
Angelou, Tiger Woods and Sir Sidney Poitier.
Founded by Xernona Clayton in 1993, the
Trumpet Awards has been televised annually


and seen in more than 185
countries.
Bishop Ellis will receive a
Spiritual Enlightenment
Award and join the ranks
of those previously hon-
oured, including Bishop TD
Jakes, Pastor Paula White,
Bishop Vashti McKenzie,
NEIL ELLIS Bishop Charles Blake and
Bishop Eddie Long. Bish-
op Ellis said: "Given the fact that the award is a
distinguished international award, I am pleased to
accept it on behalf of the Christian community
here in the Bahamas and I am humbled over the
fact that I have been considered much less chosen
as the recipient of this 2010 distinguished award."
Bishop Ellis is the Senior Pastor of Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church in Nassau, the
second presiding bishop in the Full Gospel Bap-
tist Church Fellowship International and chair-
man of the Full Gospel Baptist Denomination
in the Bahamas.
The Trumpet awards will be held January 28 to
30, 2010 in Atlanta, GA.


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By TANEKA
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Tribune Staff
Reporter
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dia.net


THE Attorney
General's Office is
considering limiting
the number of appeal
cases sent from the
Bahamas to the Privy
Council in response to
comments made by a
leading UK judge over MINISTI
the "disproportionate" Foreign
amount of time the Attorney
body spends hearing Brent Sy
cases from former
colonies.
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of Foreign Affairs and Attor-
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SEE page six


Bishop's call for curfew gets some
support from law enforcement
By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
A BISHOP'S recent call for a self-imposed curfew to curb "may-
hem" on the city's streets has received some support from law
enforcement as a possible deterrent to crime.
When contacted for comment on the issue yesterday, Commissioner
SEE page six


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
ASSERTING that his
reputation has been "per-
haps irreparably" damaged
by accusations of wrongdo-
ing in the administration of
crown land, former Director
of Lands and Surveys Tex
Turnquest yesterday
emphatically denied he ever
abused his position to bene-
fit family or friends.
Speaking publicly for the
first time since the initial
allegations of how some of
his relatives were granted
beach-front crown land in
Exuma, which they "flipped"
for great profits, Mr Turn-
quest painted a picture of a
hardworking civil servant
who has been painfully pil-
loried over a series of events
that were either beyond his
control or influenced only
innocently by his involve-
ment.
"My integrity and reputa-
tion have been negatively
impacted perhaps irrepara-
bly by persistent repetition
of false accusations against
me," said Mr Turnquest.
He was testifying in front
of the Select Committee
appointed in Parliament ear-
lier this year to investigate
issues relating to crown land.


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bean ltL public, hlallin, laIt
week, was created after The
Tribune reported crown
grants of prime beach-front
properties to the ex-Direc-
tor's family members during
his tenure which were
"flipped" for an average of
$500,000 a piece several
years later.
As his wife looked on
solemnly from the gallery,
Mr Turnquest told the com-
mittee that contrary to impli-
cations that the receipt of
adjacent Forbes Hill, Exu-
ma, properties by his rela-
tives was part of a "scheme
set up" by himself, "neither
(he) nor (his) wife have ever
personally benefitted from
transaction in the Depart-
ment of Lands and Surveys
and the lots at Forbes Hill
are no exception."
Speaking from a prepared
statement, and then in
response to questions from
the members of the commit-
tee, Mr Turnquest said he
never sought to have his
wife's mother, uncle or god-
mother receive any prefer-
ential treatment throughout
the application process.
Meanwhile, he said he had
"no knowledge" of any plans
to sell the properties, which
SEE page three


Former ambulance
driver 'asked for
$15 million for
Travolta-signed
release document'
By NATARIO
McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@
tribunemedia.net
FORMER ambulance
driver Tarino Light-
bourne asked for $15 mil-
lion for a release docu-
ment signed by American
actor John Travolta,
jurors in the attempted
extortion trial heard as
they watched a video yes-
terday.
The jury of six women
and three men also heard
a recorded telephone con-
versation and watched a
video taped meeting
between Lightbourne's
co-accused Pleasant
Bridgewater and attorney
Michael McDermott, who
represents Mr Travolta,
55. Bridgewater and
Lightbourne both looked
on as the recordings were
played in front of a
packed courtroom.
The former senator
and former ambulance
driver are charged with
attempting to extort $25
million from Mr Travolta
at the time of his 16-year-
old son's death in a condo
in which they were staying
at Old Bahama Bay resort
in Grand Bahama after
the Christmas holidays.
The actor's only son suf-
fered a seizure in the
bathroom's condo on the
SEE page six


Man in hospital after
shooting at night spot
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - A 24-year-old man was shot early Monday
morning at a popular night spot in West End.
The victim, a resident of Deadman's Reef, is presently
detained at the hospital in "guarded" condition.
Asst Supt Emrick Seymour said two male residents of Eight
Mile Rock are in custody assisting police with their investiga-
tions into the shooting.
Mr Seymour said police received a call shortly after lam on
SEE page six

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SENIOR Justice Anita Allen
yesterday recused herself from
hearing the retrial of Troyniko
McNeil who is accused of mur-
dering handbag designer Harl
Taylor.
McNeil's attorney, Murrio
Ducille, had filed an applica-
tion to have Senior Justice
Allen recuse herself from the
retrial. However, yesterday
prosecutor Anthony Delaney
said the prosecution had joined


that application, so Senior Jus-
tice Allen acceded to the appli-
cation for recusal.
McNeil, 23, remains on
remand at Her Majesty's Prison
as he awaits the retrial. He is
accused of causing the death of
37-year-old Mr Taylor between
Saturday, November 17, and
Sunday, November 18, 2008,
while being concerned with
SEE page six


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11-9 victory over Big Red Machine


By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

Hitless in his first three
plate appearances, Zach
Albury's late game heroics,
highlighted his team's sixth
inning rally in the Kingsway
Saints 11-9 comeback win
over the St. Augustine's Col-
lege Big Red Machine yes-
terday at the Saints'campus.
Albury 's RBI single
drove in third baseman
Patrick Pratt to tie the game
at nine, and just plays later
scored the go ahead run on
a wild pitch to give the
Saints their first lead since
the bottom of the second
inning.
Dechaz Mackey scored
the game's final run on a
fielding error for the game's
final margin.
After a scoreless first
inning, the Big Red Machine
reached the scoreboard first
when Kyle Higgs blasted a
two run home run to cen-
terfield. The Saints respond-
ed with three runs in the
home half of the second
with runs from Mackey, Tim
Munnings, and Nicholas
Okpere.
The teams traded runs
over the next two innings
with Deshawn Woods scor-
ing for the Big Red Machine
on a wild pitch and Pratt giv-
ing the Saints a 4-3 lead with
an in-the-park homerun.
The Saints led 5-4 head-
ing into the fifth inning
before a SAC rally vaulted
them into what appeared to
be an insurmountable late
game margin.
Gijo Johnson drove home
a pair of runs from Earl
Rahming and Justin Smith
on a two-RBI single.
Johnson then came home
on an RBI single by Higgs,
his third of the game.
Peron Armaly capped the
scoring with a two-RBI dou-
ble which scored pinch run-
ner Troy Brooks and Dylan
Bethel.
Following the scoring flur-
ry the Big Red Machine
took a 9-5 lead. The Saints


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failed to score in the bottom
of the fifth, but their offense
came alive in the sixth to
regain the lead. Kingsway
took full advantage of


fatigued Rahming on the
mound for the Big Red
Machine who walked sixth
batters in the inning. Okpere
opened with a walk, and


Weston Saunders drove in
an RBI triple to begin the
rally for the Saints.
Saunders, Cameron Min-
go, Pratt, Christian Labosky,


Albury and Mackey each
crossed home plate to com-
plete the Saints comeback
effort and successfully
defend home field.


SAINTS PITCHER Crachad Laing delivers from the mound.

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In a losing effort, Gabi
Laurent finished with six
points. Jamaal Ferguson
led all scorers with 10
points.
Regular season action
continued last night, but
those results were not
available up to press time.
Action is scheduled to
continue 7pm Wednes-
day.


Knowles,


Roddick


pull off


victory

FROM page 11

Gonzalez from Chile.
"The toughest thing
against us is not having a
chance to play together
before and getting to know
each other," he pointed out.
"But it's really nice to get
one match under our belt.
"Now we play against the
top seeds in Nestor and
Zimonjic, so that obviously is
a very tough test and we will
have to be ready right away.
But I think we will be ready
for those guys."
Nestor is a former partner
of Knowles, who teamed up
to win at least 50 titles
together, including three of
the four Grand Slams before
they split up at the end of
2006.
In the meantime, Knowles
said he's waiting on the
return of Bhupathi, who
injured his groin while play-
ing in the Davis Cup for
India last week.
Bhupathi is due to return
next week when he and
Knowles will reunite for the
Shanghai Open.
"It's a big Masters Series
event and our first tourna-
ment since the US Open,"
Knowles stated. "So we
would like to continue the
run we were on during the
summer and continue to play
well."
Knowles and Bhupathi just
fell short of winning their
second tournament for the
year when they played in
their second Grand Slam
final for the year at the US
Open in August.
But they fell victim to
Leander Paes and Lukas
Dlouhy in Flushing Mead-
ows, New York, a tourna-
ment that they were confi-
dent that they would have
captured.
In January, Knowles and
Bhupathi lost to the Ameri-
can identical twin brothers
Bob and Mike Bryan in the
final of the Australian Open
in Melbourne.
Knowles and Bhupathi
won their only title in August
this year at the Rogers Cup
in Montreal, Canada.
In February, Knowles
teamed up with American
Mardy Fish to win the
Regions Morgan Keegan
Championships in Memphis,
Tennessee. At the latter
tournament, Roddick won
the singles.
A month later, Fish
teamed up with Roddick as
the Americans prevailed at
the BNP Parabas Open in
Indian Wells, California.












Scotiabank Defenders got
the victory over the Col-
lege of the Bahamas
Caribs 25-10, 25-22 and
25-8.
Shedrick Forbes and
Roni Duncombe had nine
and eight kills respective-
ly. Hector Rolle led all
scorers with 11 points for
the win. Rayon Brooks
scored five points for the
Caribs.
In the final match, the
Technicians won over the
Saints 25-16, 25-20 and
25-21.
Both Jamaal Ferguson
and Ron Demeritte fin-
ished with seven kills.


SAINTS CATCHER Weston Saunders hits a triple during the Saints
sixth inning rally.


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THE Bahamas Cricket
Association (BCA) is sched-
uled to hold the Vincent
D'Aguilar Memorial Twen-
ty/20 Tournament this week-
end as part of the associa-
tion's celebration of the Inter-
national Cricket Council Cen-
tennial.
Saturday's matches will be
played at Haynes Oval and
Windsor Park. The semifinals
and final will be played at
Haynes Oval on Sunday and
Monday.
The tournament is being
sponsored by Dionisio
D'Aguilar, whose father Vin-
cent played cricket with the
St Albans and Westerns crick-
et team during the 1950s and
60s.
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and other awards to all of the
winners. The public is invit-


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ed to come out and watch
what promises to be an excit-
ing tournament.


Here's the schedule for the
tournament:
Saturday
- 9:30am - Police vs Sco-
tiabank Paradise (Haynes
Oval)
- 9:30am - Castrol Com-
monwealth vs Dynasty
(Windsor Park)
2pm - Dynasty Stars vs Ris-
ing Stars (Haynes Oval).
2pm - Dockendale vs Sco-
tiabank Paradise (Windsor
Park)
Sunday
9:30am - Police vs Dock-
endale (Haynes Oval)
2pm - Rising Star vs Com-
monwealth (Haynes Oval)
Monday
9:30am - Semifinals
(Haynes Oval)
2pm - Final (Haynes Oval)


Police defeat



Rising Stars


By PAUL THOMPSON
Special to The Tribune


THE young Police
team continued their
winning ways by
defeating the Rising i
Stars at Windsor )
Park on Saturday.
The Police, batting
first, scored a total
of 271 runs for the
loss of only four
wickets. The Police
batting was led by
15-year-old Ashmeid 'Chanderpaul'
Allie, who was the top scorer with 87
runs not out.
Greg Taylor Jr had 55 runs and Gary
Armstrong 54 runs to contribute to the
Police's massive total.
Bowling for the Rising Star, new-
comer Derrick Bennett took two wick-


ets.
The Police bowlers then demolished
the Rising Star batting by bowling them
out for a mere 61 runs.
Police bowler's 16-year-old O'Daine
Tucker and Greg Taylor Jr took five
and four wickets respectively to win by
210 runs.
On Sunday at Haynes Oval, the
Dockendale Titans defeated Scotiabank
Paradise by 89 runs.
Dockendale, batting first, scored 184
runs. Their top batsmen were Kevin
Durujlal with 38 runs and Narendra
Ekanayake with 29.
Scotiabank was bowled out for 95
runs.
Andrew Nash and Hamilton Gilliard
scored 29 and 22 runs respectively.
Dwight Weakley had four wickets and
Ramdeo Ramdass added three as the
top bowlers for Dockendale, who won
by 89 runs.


Dolphins get relief after


first win of the season


Justin Roi erts defed.f


No.1 U-14 ranking


SINCE being ranked No.1 in the boys
under-14 division, Justin Roberts is playing
in his final tournament on the COTECC
Circuit for the year.
Roberts began to defend his ranking Mon-
day when he played two matches in the boys
under-14 round-robin format.
As the No.1 ranked player in Central
America and the Caribbean, Roberts is
seeded No.1 and he hopes to have that posi-
tion at the end of the tourney on Saturday.
Simone Pratt, the No.1 14-and-under girl,
is also playing in the girls 18-U main draw.
She was also scheduled to play her first
match on Monday.
Playing in his first Boys 18-U main draw
event is 16-year-old Alexis Roberts, who is
ranked 1500 on the ITF World Junior Rank-
ings. Roberts was also to play his first match
on Monday against the tournament's No.1


seed Trey Strobel (USA).
Roberts should do well against Strobel
as he has the perfect game style to play the
big lefty.
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By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Associated Press Writer
DAVIE, Florida (AP) -
Speaking at a near whisper,
Miami Dolphins rookie
receiver Brian Hartline was
looking over his shoulder
Monday when explaining
what he did with the ball he
caught for his first NFL touch-
down - which also happened
to be Chad Henne's first TD
pass.
"It's already on its way to
be painted and embroidered,"
Hartline said with a laugh,
insisting Henne he had no
problem with him making the
ball his trophy. "Maybe I'll
get his name on it next to
mine."
There were so many firsts
for the Dolphins on Sunday
there weren't enough foot-
balls to go around.
Nothing mattered more
than the first win for Miami
(1-3), providing an ever-so
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may not be so far away.
"It was good to get that first
touchdown out of the way -
for me and for Chad," Hart-
line said. "It was good to get
that first win, just so we can
move on and get this thing
moving in the right direction."
There were plenty of rea-
sons for Miami to be encour-
aged Monday.
Henne was mistake-free in
his first professional start,
going 14-for-22 passing for
115 yards and no intercep-
tions in the Dolphins' 38-10
win against Buffalo. First-
round pick Vontae Davis had
his first interception, and 27-
year-old rookie and former
Canadian league standout
Cameron Wake had three
sacks.
"Like coach said, 'Young
guys have to play old and old
guys have to play young,"'
Wake said.
Miami's road ahead might
not provide another feel-good
film session anytime soon
without some major strides.
The Dolphins' next four
games - against the Jets,
Saints, Jets and Patriots -
will provide the kind of tests
they faced the opening three
games of the season that led
to ugly losses. Miami's next
opponents have a combined
10-2 record.
"Things aren't getting any
easier," guard Justin Smiley
said. "We got that first win,


and we realize we can play
with anybody. We know that,
we just needed that win to
prove it. We're going to have
to keep doing it, or we'll be
right back in the same place."
For a team with a losing
record, Miami has had little
trouble running the ball.
The wildcat formation has
never worked better, perhaps
the biggest reason the Dol-
phins are leading the league
with 183.5 yards rushing per
game. The running back trio
of Ronnie Brown, Ricky
Williams and Patrick Cobbs
has kept teams off balance.
The only defense that was
able to consistently contain
the wildcat were the Ravens
last year.
When the Dolphins host
the Jets on Monday night,
they might get some of the
same looks. New York coach
Rex Ryan was the man
behind those schemes last sea-
son when he was Baltimore's
defensive coordinator.
Don't think that fact has
slipped by Miami's Brown,
who also maintains that the
Dolphins are staying ahead
of the competition and always
giving new wrinkles, even
though they've yet to pass out
of the formation this year.
"Coming into this season,
a lot of people were saying
the wildcat is a fad and this
and that," Brown said.
"It works for us. So we'll
see."


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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net


world No.1 doubles player Mark
Knowles and former No.1 sin-
gles player Andy Roddick
teamed up. But they made it look
so easy in their first match at the China
Open in Beijing yesterday.
The unseeded Bahamian-American
duo needed just 58 minutes to pull off a 6-
3, 6-4 win over wild card entries Hsin-
Han Lee and Tsung-Hua Yang of Taipei.
"We played pretty well. Obviously, it
was exciting playing with Roddick. He's
a great player," said 38-year-old Knowles
during an exclusive interview with The
Tribune from his hotel room.
"We never played together before, so
we had to get used to each other. He has
one of the best serves in the game, so it's
important to hold serve."
Knowles said he and 27-year-old Rod-


dick played ex i i U In c l , . II
The final result was evident ot that.
"It was exciting," said Knowles about
their performance. "I knew Mahesh was
hurt, so I had to look for another partner.
When I looked at the draw, I saw that
Andy was playing singles.
"We get along very good, so I thought
I would ask him to play doubles. He's a
great player, one of the best in the world.
So it was an honour to play with him. It
was exciting."
Knowles, who is waiting on the return
of his injured doubles partner Mahesh
Bhupathi, said their best test undoubt-
edly will come when they play their sec-
ond-round match.
They could end up playing the top
seeded team of Daniel Nestor of Canada
and Nenad Zimonjic. That's if they are
successful in their match-up against Jose
Acasuso of Argentina and Fernando

SEE page 9


Lady

Truckers

defeat the

Cougars

* Scotiabank
Defenders get
win over COB
Caribs
* Technicians
victory over
Saints
ON Sunday, the New
Providence Volleyball Asso-
ciation played three regular
season games at the D W
Davis Gymnasium.
In the women's match, the
Johnson's Lady Truckers
took three straight sets to
win over the Cougars 25-6,
25-13 and 25-6.
Margaret Albury and
Anastacia Moultrie led the
Truckers in the victory while
Terae Sweeting led the
Cougars.
In the men's game, the
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BAHAMIAN GROUND trans-
portation providers have seen busi-
ness declines as up to 40 per cent
year-on-year due to the recession,
the manager of Higgs Limousine Ser-
vice said yesterday, as the fall-off in
stopover tourist arrivals impacts the
industry.
Nadine Higgs said business was
down 70 to 80 per cent for Septem-
ber, and she expects October to be
much the same.
"We expected this, as it is normal-
ly like this outside of the peak sea-
son," said Mrs Higgs. She added that
the company experienced a 30 to 40
per cent drop during the peak season
- January through March - year-


70-80% decline


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over-year.
However, she argued that ground
transportation businesses are being
sustained by local weddings and
funerals, with September and Octo-
ber also extremely slow months for
weddings.
According to Mrs Higgs, the com-
pany is expecting to see an increase
in wedding bookings for November
and December.
Bookings have already come in for
limousine service during the holiday
season.
The principal of Bahamas Expe-
rience, Michael Symon-


ette, said his business has also faced
sharp declines.
According to Mr Symonette, the
decline in ground transportation is
due to the low occupancy levels being
experienced in the hotel industry.
He said cruise arrivals have been
more stable, but this was not enough
to sustain the market. And while
Bahamas Experience has levied busi-
ness from the likes of the Miss Uni-
verse Pageant, passenger numbers
have not been sustainable.
Mr Symonette said his business has
tried to streamline several processes,
such as the automation of booking


services, and by doing more preven-
tative maintenance on their fleet of
buses and limousines.
Mr Symonette suggested Bahamas
Experience will attempt to counter
the economic slump by continuing
promotional endorsements, as well
as improving quality service through
training programmes aimed at devel-
oping additional skills.
He said these actions will allow
Bahamas Experience to regain con-
trol in a volatile economy, and enable
the business to weather the current
situation until the economy returns to
levels of business previously enjoyed.


Probe into Solomon's Government 'bracing for worst'


Mines payment claims


on rising unemployment rate


BRIAN MORE


'Low-tax' regime

switch urged for

foreign business

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas is not in a
"strong negotiating position"
to leverage the maximum
possible benefits from the 12
Tax Information Exchange
Agreements (TIEAs) it has
pledged to sign by year-end,
a senior attorney yesterday
urging that this nation need-
ed to assess whether it
should switch from a tax-
neutral platform to a "low


By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net
The MINISTER OF
LABOUR yesterday con-
firmed he had directed that
an investigation be launched
into claims luxury goods
retailer Solomon's Mines still
owes many of its current and
terminated employees pay-
ments spanning many
months.
Dion Foulkes said he has
personally instructed direc-
tor of labour, Harcourt
Brown to look into clams
that Solomon's Mines
employees having worked


for months on end without
receiving full or any pay.
"I have asked the director
to do a formal investigation,"
said Mr Foulkes. "A trade
dispute was filed, and I think
they are now going through
the conciliation stage."
Former employee, Cedric
Smith, who contacted Tri-
bune Business for assistance,
revealed that after 11 years
with Solomon's Mines his
employment was terminat-
ed, with the usual severance
payments arranged to be
paid in instalments. Howev-
er, after receiving several
SEE page 4B


Confusion over rental home tax

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net
THE RECENTLY-announced amendments to the Hotels
Act, which will levy taxes on vacation home rentals, may
not have been fully thought through by the Government,
an Abaco real estate agent said yesterday.
HG Christie real estate appraiser and agent, Dwayne Wal-
lace, said there were many unanswered questions with regard
to the amendments, which will impose hotel license fees, a
guest tax and real property taxes on persons wishing to offer
their homes as a vacation rental property.
These proeprties, which number as many as 700 to 800 in
Abaco, according to Mr Wallace, will now be considered
hotels and will demand applicable hotel fees.
The new amendment will require the owners of these
homes to register them with the Ministry of Finance, and
obtain a hotel license for occupation as such.
Mr Wallace said this new
process has muddled the vaca-
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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government is
.-hi .cing for the worst" amid
indications the unemploy-
ment rate may increase fur-
ther over the coming months,
a Cabinet minister telling
Tribune Business yesterday
that some 800 laid-off
Bahamians were now
enrolled in its National
Training Programme.
Dion Foulkes, minister of
labour and social develop-
ment, said that with the hotel
and tourism industries show-
ing signs of continued soft-
ness over the next 12
months, the Government
was moving to implement
further programmes
designed to buttress the
Bahamian workforce and
society from the recession's
worst effects.


* 800 Bahamians enrolled in National Training
Programme, with minister saying progress
to date 'augurs well' for it to become
permanent initiative
* Schemes to tackle joblessness result in
'tapering off' of Skills Bank registrations
* $16m in unemployment benefits
paid out to over 12,000 Bahamians


"We are bracing ourselves
for the worst, as both
Atlantis and the Cable
Beach hotels have indicated
they do not foresee, over the
next 12 months, a very
robust tourism sector," Mr
Foulkes told Tribune Busi-
ness. "So we will be provid-
ing 2,000 temporary jobs.
"That programme is now
being formulated by the
Government, and we antici-
pate that will bring relief to


SEE page 4B


2,000 unemployed Bahami-
ans. We are looking at dif-
ferent ministries and differ-
ent departments of the Gov-
ernment to employ persons
to work on specific projects.
"Each minister has sub-
mitted different projects on
which these persons can be
employed. The idea is to
have them actually engaged
to help in the administration

SEE page 5B


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P A EB , T U E A OI'CT B R 6 0 9SHNR B


By RoyalFidelity Capital
Markets

LAST week, investors trad-
ed in eight out of the 24 listed
securities, of which two
advanced, four declined and
two remained unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET
A total of 76,264 shares


changed hands last week, rep-
resenting a drop of 120,614
shares compared to the pre-
vious week's trading volume
of 196,878 shares.
Colina Holdings (CHL)
was the volume leader, some
38,421 shares trading as its
stock price declined by $0.02
to close the week at a new 52-
week low of $2.72.


AML Foods (AML) was
the main riser, its share price
increasing by $0.10 on a vol-
ume of 14,541 shares to close
the week at $1.17.
Commonwealth Bank
(CBL) was the lead decline,
its stock falling by $0.43 to
close at $5.44 on a volume of
8,706 shares. Cable Bahamas
(CAB) fell to new 52-week


low of $9.93 on a volume of
3,557 shares traded, while
Freeport Oil Holdings (FCL)
also experienced a new 52-
week low on a volume of
3,164 shares to close the week
at $4.11.

BOND MARKET
There were no bonds trad-
ed on the Bahamian market


last week.

COMPANY NEWS
Bahamas Waste (BWL)
released its unaudited finan-
cial results for the half year
to June 30, 2009. Net income
for the six months ended June
30 was $388,000, compared to
$190,000 for the same period
in the prior year, an increase
of 197,000.
While sales and services
income of $3.8 million
declined by only $84,000 or 2
per cent, cost of sales and
direct expenses decreased
from $2.7 million to $2.4 mil-
lion, a fall of about $289,000
or 10.6 per cent. As a result,
BWL reported an increase of
$206,000 or 17.9 per cent in
gross profits.
Total operating expenses of
BWL, standing at $965,000,
were consistent with the
$957,000 reported for the first
two quarters in 2008.
Earnings per share for the
six-month period increased to
$0.09 from $0.05 reported in
the same period in the prior
year.
Total assets and liabilities
stood at $9.8 million and $1
million respectively, com-
pared to $9.6 million and $1.2
million at December 31, 2008.

FAMGUARD Corpora-
tion (FAM) released its unau-
dited financial results for the
six months ended June 30,
2009. FAM reported net
income available to ordinary
shareholders of $278,000,
compared to $1.9 million for
the same period in the prior
year, a significant decline of
$1.6 million or 85 per cent.
Total income stood at $45.9
million, representing an
increase of $7.1 million or 18
per cent, while total benefits
and expenses rose from $36.6
million in 2008 to $45.3 mil-
lion, representing an increase
of $8.7 million or 24 per cent.
Total benefits paid to poli-
cyholders of $24.4 million
increased by $5.98 million,
compared to an increase of
$5.9 million in net premium
income and annuity deposits,
which totalled $40.5 million.
FAM also reported an
increase in reserves for future
benefits of $2 million, bring-
ing the total to $6.1 million in
comparison to the same peri-
od in the prior year.
Management noted that
there was an increase in their
health claims during the peri-
od, which impacted FAM's
results. Earnings per share
declined to $0.06 from the


I


$0.22 reported in 2008.
Total assets and liabilities
stood at $182 million and $125
million respectively, com-
pared to $176 million and
$118 million at December 31,
2008.

J.S. Johnson Company
(JSJ) released its unaudited
financial results for the six
months ending June 30, 2009.
JSJ reported net income of
$3.4 million, up by $266,000
or 8.6 per cent compared to
$3.1 million during the same
period last year.
Total income of $14.5 mil-
lion increased by $1.2 million
or 8.64 per cent, compared to
$13.3 million in 2008, while
total expenses of $10.2 mil-
lion increased by $376,000 or
3.8 per cent from $9.8 million.
Net commissions and fees
increased from $8 million to
$9.5 million, a rise of $1.5 mil-
lion or 18.6 per cent.
Earnings per share for the
six-month period were $0.42,
increasing by $0.03 or 7.7 per
cent from the $0.39 reported
for the same period in 2008.
Total assets and liabilities
stood at $83 million and $59
million respectively, com-
pared to $82 million and $60
million at December 31, 2008.

The Bahamas Property
Fund (BPF) released its unau-
dited financial results for the
second quarter ended on June
30, 2009. Net income for the
quarter was $553,000, while
for the six-month period BPF
reported net income of $1.1
million, compared to $870,000
for the six month period in
the prior year.
The increase in net income
was due primarily to lower
operating expenses, which
declined by $251,000 or 24 per
cent to total $814,000. Rental
revenues of $1.95 million
declined slightly by $30,000
during the six-month period.
The NAV per share of BPF
stood at $14.39 as at June 30,
2009, compared to $13.21 in
the prior year.

Dividend Notes:
Consolidated Water BDRs
declared a dividend of $0.015
per share, payable on Novem-
ber 6, 2009, to all ordinary
shareholders of record date
October 1, 2009.

J.S. Johnson and Company
(JSJ) declared a dividend of
$0.016 per share, payable on
October 20, 2009, to all ordi-
nary shareholders of record
date October 13, 2009.


Rea EsaI


IODSCUSS STOIS ON THIS PAG LO NTSW.RIUE4.O


U IG CAPITAL MARKETS

I S ROYAL SFDELITY U L!IE I

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C F A L'" [. 0 N I A 1.
BI3- LISTED s TP"LDED SECuJPITIE " 5 OF
MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2009
BISN. ALL SHARE iriDE', CLOSE 1 471 45 I C.HG -2 I4ll- | ..CHG -0 14 I 'i TD -2-40 91 | 'TD .. -14 107
FIIDE,,. CLOSE 7T9 7 TD -5 4''-,, I 200z1' -12 ^l-,,
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 $ P/E Yield
1.71 1.03 AML Foods Limited 1.17 1.15 -0.02 50,000 0.127 0.000 9.1 0.00%
11.80 9.90 Bahamas Property Fund 10.75 10.75 0.00 0.992 0.200 10.8 1.86%
9.30 5.90 Bank of Bahamas 5.90 5.90 0.00 0.244 0.260 24.2 4.41%
0.89 0.63 Benchmark 0.63 0.63 0.00 -0.877 0.000 N/M 0.00%
3.49 3.15 Bahamas Waste 3.15 3.15 0.00 0.125 0.090 25.2 2.86%
2.37 2.14 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.20 9.93 Cable Bahamas 9.93 9.93 0.00 1.406 0.250 7.1 2.52%
2.88 2.72 Colina Holdings 2.72 2.72 0.00 0.249 0.040 10.9 1.47%
7.50 5.26 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 5.44 5.40 -0.04 2,725 0.419 0.300 12.9 5.56%
3.85 1.27 Consolidated Water BDRs 3.09 3.17 0.08 0.111 0.052 28.6 1.64%
2.85 1.32 Doctor's Hospital 2.05 2.05 0.00 0.625 0.080 3.3 3.90%
8.20 6.60 Famguard 6.60 6.60 0.00 0.420 0.240 15.7 3.64%
12.50 8.80 Finco 9.30 9.30 0.00 0.322 0.520 28.9 5.59%
11.71 10.00 FirstCaribbean Bank 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.631 0.350 15.8 3.50%
5.53 4.11 Focol (S) 4.11 4.11 0.00 0.332 0.150 12.4 3.65%
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
0.45 0.27 Freeport Concrete 0.27 0.27 0.00 0.035 0.000 7.7 0.00%
9.02 5.49 ICD Utilities 5.59 5.59 0.00 0.407 0.500 13.7 8.94%
12.00 9.98 J. S. Johnson 9.98 9.98 0.00 0.952 0.640 10.5 6.41%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.156 0.000 64.1 0.00%
EIS', LIS'TED DEi ET I -ECUFL.I T I iE..n.,l ir._.]_- ,in 3 F P r. _ni,3_. FPr. ,:n., b. -.-.I
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol. Interest Maturity
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.00 0.00 7% 19 October 2017
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75% 19 October 2022
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 7% 30 May 2013
1000.00 1000.00 Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75% 29 May 2015
F-. lIl, Cj,.-rThI C.-iu, nr.-r S*,-. riir i
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
14.60 7.92 Bahamas Supermarkets 7.92 8.42 14.00 -2.246 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 2.00 6.25 4.00 0.000 0.480 N/M 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55 0.001 0.000 256.6 0.00%
C.ln, .', .r-T .- :,'. il, - :.r '- u ril. -:,
41.00 29.00 ABDAB 30.13 31.59 29.00 4.540 0.000 9.03 0.00%
B IS , . L ,i e ,: l [. lu rui F i. riri
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield % NAV Date
1.4038 1.3344 CFAL Bond Fund 1.4038 3.72 5.20 31-Aug-09
3.0350 2.8952 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2.8990 -1.39 -4.16 31-Aug-09
1.4920 1.4129 CFAL Money Market Fund 1.4920 4.06 5.59 25-Sep-09
3.6090 3.0941 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.0941 -8.61 -13.59 31-Aug-09
13.0484 12.3870 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 96.7398 0.35 -4.18 30-Jun-09
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.0000 0.00 0.00 31-Dec-07
9.4075 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 2.05 31-Aug-09
1.0673 1.0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund 1.0673 2.89 4.93 31-Aug-09
,1.RhkE I T TERi.1
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX -19 Dec 02- 1,00000 YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-Hi - Highest closing pnce in last 52 weeks Bid $ - Buying pnce of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low - Lowest closing pnce in last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling pnce of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted pnce for daily volume Last Pnce - Last traded over-the-counter pnce
Today's Close -Current day's weighted pnce for daily volume WeeklyVol - Trading volume of the pnor week
Change - Change in closing pnce 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
P/E - Closing pnce 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
(Sl) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 I ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 I FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 I COLONIAL 242-502-7525


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THE TIBUNETUESAY, OTOBER6, 209,IPGES3


Home Centre opens




window to partner




distribution deal


FREEPORT Concrete's
retail subsidiary, The Home
Centre, has linked up with fel-
low Grand Bahama-based
business, Fenestration &
Glass Services, to increase dis-
tribution of the latter's
advanced hurricane impact-
resistant window solutions.
Describing the relationship
as being a 'win-win' for Grand
Bahama, the Home Centre's
general manager, Daniel
Lowe, said: "The Home Cen-
tre has always been a leader
in building supplies and mate-
rials, and with our new rela-
tionship with Fenestration &
Glass Services our customers


will now enjoy the key bene-
fits of their products and abil-
ity to deliver at an exception-
ally fast rate."
Mr Lowe said The Home
Centre now stocks a wide
selection of windows, and has
a team of qualified installers
that can deliver and install
windows for new structures
and upgraded buildings.
The Home Centre also sells
direct to contractors and sub-
contractors at discounted
rates.
"One of the reasons that
we are really excited about
these windows is that they are
Miami-Dade County-


approved hurricane impact
resistant aluminum win-
dows," Mr Lowe explained.
"This is very important, as
there is a great deal of testing
done and a stringent approval
process due to the strong hur-
ricanes that we have in this
part of the world.
"This is why we have now
decided to carry Fenestra-
tion's hurricane impact win-
dows as opposed to others
which are not Miami-Dade
County-approved or, in some
cases, may have no formal
testing done."
Fenestration & Glass Ser-
vices opened its $20 million
window factory on Queen's
Highway in February this
year, where it manufactures
impact resistant windows in a
wide range of finishes and
sizes. The company's prod-
ucts were officially tested and
accepted as fully compliant


with the Miami-Dade certifi-
cation process.
James Blake, director of
windows and doors at Fenes-
tration & Glass, said the new
relationship with The Home
Centre would benefit Grand
Bahama residents.
"With our complete line of
windows now available at The
Home Centre - including stan-
dard sizes and our fully cus-
tom-designed and manufac-
tured windows - it means that
people don't have to go
through this long waiting
process and delay getting
their houses secure," Mr
Blake stated.
"Not only can we deliver
standard windows within a
few days," Mr Blake said,
"but we can supply custom
windows and arches in just
seven to 10 days at no addi-
tional cost."


NOTICE is hereby given that CLIFFORD JACKSON FAUSTIN of
YOUNG STREET, EAST STREET, P.O. BOX N-8832, 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 29th day of September, 2009 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


NOTICE

ANOLI INVESTMENT SERVICES LIMITED


Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice
is hereby given that the above-named Company has
been dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant
to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the Eleventh day of September, 2009.


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NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)
SUNURYS LTD.
IBC No. 143394 B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
NOTICE is hereby given that as follows:
(a) That SUNURYS LTD. is in Dissolution under the provisions of The International Busi-
ness Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 28th day of September, 2009
when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the Company is Sterling (Bahamas) Limited of 2nd Floor, Saffrey
Square, Bank Lane and Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) Any person having Claim against the above name Company are required on or before
the 27th day of October, 2009 to send their name, address and particulars of the debt or
claim to the Liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution of any made before such claim is approved.

Sterling (Bahamas) Limited
Liquidator


THE TRIBUNE


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6,2009, PAGE 3B





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THE TRIBUNE


TIEA, from 1B


tax environment for foreign
business".
Brian Moree, senior part-
ner at McKinney, Bancroft
& Hughes, said the Bahamas
did not have the "leverage"
to maximise reciprocal eco-
nomic benefits from the
TIEAs and tax-related
agreements it was now being
forced to sign, because all
the countries it was negoti-
ating with would know this
nation was facing a deadline
by which it had to meet its
G-20/OECD commitments.
However, Mr Moree said
the main issue was to avoid
"any slippage" in the 2009
year-end target the Bahamas
had set itself to achieve the
12 TIEA minimum required
by the G-20/OECD and
escape the latter's 'grey list'.
"Currently, I don't think
there is any reason to thing
that, provided we get off the
OECD's 'grey list' by the
end of the year, that there


would be a significant exo-
dus of European banks from
the Bahamas," Mr Moree
told Tribune Business. "I
don't think there's any basis
for that to happen."
However, he warned that
"there is no room for slip-
page in this timetable. It is
critical that we meet this
timetable and we have the
required number of TIEAs,
so that there's no delay in
getting the Bahamas off the
'grey list' and on to the
'white list'".
With the Bahamas' 'back
to the wall' in terms of need-
ing to secure these agree-
ments to meet the OECD's
demands, and its resulting
lack of negotiating power,
Mr Moree said this again
showed the need to be
pI ,jciic ' in dealing with
initiatives that could threaten
this nation's financial services
industry.
Yet he told Tribune Busi-
ness: "The real challenge,
and the real opportunity, for
the Bahamas as a financial
centre is to look seriously at


two areas with respect to
developing a new business
model.
"First is to look at the tax
neutral platform, and see
whether now is not the time
to [adjust it] with a low-tax
environment on foreign busi-
ness.
"I'm not advocating an
income tax or a capital gains
tax across the board in the
Bahamas. What I am saying
we need to do is create a
platform to allow foreign
businesses to invest in the
Bahamas through tax-specif-
ic corporate vehicles subject
to a certain tax regime."
Currently, the Bahamas
has three types of company -
International Business Com-
panies (IBCs), those formed
under the Companies Act,
and segregated accounts
companies. Mr Moree sug-
gested that the Bahamas
ought to look at "creating
another type of company for
businesses to invest through
these entities and be subject
to a low-tax regime".
"That being the case, that


would allow us to look at
double tax agreements with
other jurisdiction, and allow
[foreign] companies to defer,
shelter tax until they repa-
triate it to their home juris-
dictions," the senior attor-
ney added.
"We have to look at these
possibilities, with a view to
moving from a tax neutral
platform to a low-tax plat-
form going forward."
Mr Moree also urged that
the Bahamas target business
that was either non-tax relat-
ed or fully tax compliant,
telling Tribune Business: "I
think there are many oppor-
tunities for an international
financial centre to exploit
which will not be directly
related to tax planning.
"Any business model
which is based on avoiding
domestic taxes for unreport-
ed income is going to fail.
That is no basis for the
Bahamas to develop its
financial services industry
going forward. We have to
look at other type of busi-
ness not related to tax, or tax


compliant packages that
have some element of tax
planning attached.
"This is going to require
some ingenuity and innova-
tion, and we have to look at
other reasons why business
goes offshore. We have to
adapt, and we have to sub-
stantially revamp our busi-
ness model."
Mr Moree said the inter-
national financial services
industry would always exist,
because it was too important
to the world economy, and
the amount of new and exist-
ing wealth being created
inevitably required manag-
ing in a tax compliant fash-
ion.
Acknowledging that time
was of the essence to meet
the G-20/OECD standards,
Mr Moree told Tribune Busi-
ness: "We don't have a lot
of negotiating strength. We
do not have a lot of lever-
age, but the important thing
is to get off the 'grey list'.
We have to do the best we
can in the circumstances, and
now play the cards we have


been dealt.
"The negotiations may be
more difficult for us under
the current circumstances, so
we may not be able to get
the most favourable arrange-
ments we would achieve if
not under these time con-
straints."
Mr Moree added that the
Bahamian financial services
industry would be able to
"live" with the TIEAs signed
by the Government provided
they followed the model set
by the US deal in 2002, and
did not permit wholesale
'fishing' expeditions - some-
thing that "we must resist at
all costs".
Meanwhile, Mr Moree
warned that it would "be
most unwise and premature"
for the Bahamas to consider
dropping the Privy Council
as its final court of appeal,
especially in the current cli-
mate, as the certainty and
confidence it gave investors
when it came to resolving
commercial disputes was a
key attraction that brought
them to the Bahamas.


Probe into Solomon's Mines payment claims Confusion over


FROM page 1B

severance payments, he said
they simply stopped coming
in.
"Eventually, these pay-
ment dates were not being
met, and current employees
and former employees
receiving severance started
complaining of payments in
arrears for weeks beyond the
pre-determined dates," said
Mr Smith.
"Given the economic cli-
mate, it was understood that


with slumping sales the com-
pany would have to do the
best it could to meet its
financial obligations.
"However, weeks soon
turned to months past due,
often with little or no regard
for any of the parties owed
(by way of notice of when
payments would be fur-
nished to accounts).
"As a result, there have
been several articles written
outlining the plight of the
current and released work-
ers at the hands of Solomon's


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

PLAN DEVELOP LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138 of the International Business
Companies Act No. 45 of 2000, PLAN DEVELOP
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off the
Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 10th day of
September, 2009.

Leung Chiu Yin
of Flat B, 13/F, Block C, The Crescent,
11 Ho Man Tin Hill Road, Ho Man Tin,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Liquidator



Legal Notice
NOTICE

DECOYA MOUNTAIN CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.







ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

DUSTIN HILLS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.







ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Mines executive manage-
ment. For this, I thank you
for giving a voice to the
voiceless - especially since
the Minister of Labour said
he was unaware of any
late/missed payments to
staff."
According to Mr Smith,
some employees at
Solomon's Mines are owed
up to five months' worth of
wages.
Some employees, who
spoke to this paper under
condition of anonymity for
fear for reprisals by manage-
ment, said salaries have often
been paid some months late,
while others were left
unpaid.
Messages left by Tribune
Business for Solomon's
Mines president, Mark Fin-
layson, were not returned
yesterday. They have not
been returned for over four
months.
Mr Smith said he had spo-
ken to Mr Finlayson about
his severance payments on
several occasions, and was
assured that the company
was seeking financing to ful-
fill its obligations. Current
staff have also revealed that
upper management has
informed them of a "plan"
for the business, but specifics
have not been forthcoming.
"My last conversation with
the president [Mark Fin-
layson] was on July 20, 2009,
exactly and purposely three
months to the date of the last
payment made,and he


assured me that they were
pursuing financing to bring
all outstanding financial mat-
ters current," said Mr Smith.
"However, as of October
1, 2009, I am no further
ahead and calls to the admin-
istrative offices only left me
with one-sided conversations
with answering machines."
Mr Smith added that
Solomon's Mines payment
delinquencies have extend-
ed to the National Insurance
Board.
"I insisted that my NIB
contributions be made cur-
rent, as the funds were
always shown as a deduction
to the pay packet - despite
the contributions not being
made to NIB. He [Mr Fin-
layson] verbally instructed
the human resources man-
ager to honour my request
but, like the balance of my
severance, it has yet to be
paid," said Mr Smith.
Mr Finlayson had been
summonsed to appear in
court as a result of the com-
pany's delinquent National
Insurance contributions, with
Solomon's Mines alleged to
owe NIB $377,092.90 in con-
tributions between June 2007
and December 2008.
A bench warrant was
issued for Mr Finlayson's
arrest after he failed to
appear before a magistrate
September 15.
Mr Finlayson has previ-
ously blamed the economic
downturn for the late pay
cheques to staff.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

NEW OLYMPUS TRADING INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.







ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

ANHIN ANNIS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.







ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


rental home tax


FROM page 1B

the Bahamas, as new
processes will require own-
ers to endure much more red
tape before the Government
intervened in the sector.
"As I understand it, the
Government has amended
the Hotel Act so that basi-
cally a home can be consid-
ered a hotel, which has con-
fused and muddled the
whole situation because it
requires you to get a busi-
ness license and pay a busi-
ness tax," he said.
According to Mr Wallace,
however, private homes are
prohibited from getting a
business license if operating
in a residentially zoned area.
He said this and many oth-
er questions raised by the
amendments to the Act have
left the industry baffled.
Many insist the new taxes
will cause an increase in
rental home prices to offset
the new taxes, and it is
thought the process of
obtaining and maintaining
licenses and fees will dis-
suade future vacation home
rental owners from entering
the market
Mr Wallace said he was
also not convinced that the
Government will be able to
monitor what amounts to
thousands of vacation home
rentals across the wider
Bahamas.
He said many existing
hotels fail to pay hotel guest
taxes, amounting to an
almost unenforceable tariff.
Mr Wallace added that the
amendments could create
jobs, as taxes and fees will


have to be collected, but the
negatives seem to outweigh
the positives at the moment.
According to the Act, a
hotel was previously defined
as "a building or group of
buildings sharing common
ancillary facilities where
there are more than four
bedrooms or ten or more
beds."
Under the amended
act:"Owner-Occupied Rental
Homes are now excluded
from the requirement to
have more than four bed-
rooms or 10 or more beds in
the definition. Therefore, all
owner-occupied rental
homes are now considered
hotels and therefore the
applicable taxes and licensing
requirements apply."
Vacation home rental
owner, Angela Cleare,
recently told Tribune Busi-
ness that the Government
might need to monitor these
properties for quality assur-
ance when it imposes these
taxes.
However, she contends
that the Internet already
does a good job at weeding
out properties who do not
keep up standards.
"There is a real risk that
they will take advantage of
the visitor; that some will
provide sub-standard accom-
modations and tarnish the
reputation of the Bahamas
without fear of retribution,"
said Ms Cleare. "The Inter-
net provides a great market-
ing opportunity, but it also
serves to spread the word
instantaneously about both
bad and good accommoda-
tions."


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009, PAGE 5B


Nassau Conference line-up unveiled


THE Central Bank of the
Bahamas' former inspector of banks
and trust companies, Michael Foot,
from Promontory Financial Group
(UK), is among the headline speak-
ers for The Nassau Conference 2009,
which will be held on Wednesday,
November 18 at the British Colo-
nial Hilton.
Now in its fifth year, under found-
ing partner and lead sponsor, the
Association of International Banks
and Trust Companies (AIBT), the
conference will see Mr Foot and oth-
er speakers address key issues facing
the Bahamas, such as the OECD
standard for information exchange
and jurisdiction development needs.
Under the theme Private Wealth
Management: The Changing Dynam-
ics, the 2009 conference programme


will include presentations covering:
* The Rapidly Changing World
of 'Offshore Centers', with speaker
Michael Foot, Promontory Finan-
cial Group (UK) Ltd.
* A panel discussion on the
Bahamas' status and strategy
towards Tax Information Agree-
ments, with John Delaney, Higgs &
Johnson, and Arthur S t r o m -
mer, Credit Suisse's Nassau branch,
and a third panelist.
* A panel discussion on Tax
Amnesties covering the US, Brazil
and Italy, and featuring Robert F.
Hudson, Jr. Baker & McKenzie;
Humberto de Haro Sanches,
Ulh6a Canto, Rezende e Guerra
Advogados; and Franco Pollini, BSI
Bank.
* The benefits of Economic Per-


manent Residency with Graham
Harvey from The Scorpio Partner-
ship.
* A panel discussion entitled Pri-
vate Wealth Management: What
does the Bahamas need to do to get
better and smarter? It features con-
sultant Bruce Weatherill, who has
previously been involved in strategy
development for the jurisdiction
* A panel discussion on The Next
Generation of Bahamian Entrepre-
neurs in Financial Services, featuring
Wendy Craigg, governor of Central
Bank of the Bahamas, and Hillary
Deveaux, executive director, Secu-
rities Commission of the Bahamas
The registration fee for the con-
ference is $500, and can be complet-
ed at www.nassauconference.com or
by calling AIBT at 356-3898.


"We are very excited about the
topics and speaker line up for the
conference," said Conference Chair-
man Andrew Law. "The conference
comes at a particularly challenging
time for the industry, and we have
concentrated on developing sessions
that will deal with the pressing issues
we are facing."
Students from the College of the
Bahamas will also be attending the
conference, as they have in previ-
ous years, courtesy of the corporate
sponsors for the event.
"AIBT recognizes that our future
and growth and development are
very much dependent on attracting
more and younger Bahamians to
consider careers in the sector," said
Christian Coqouz, AIBT's chairman.
"As a result, we structured our spon-


sorship packages to allow our cor-
porate sponsors to cover the cost of
one or more students to attend the
event."
The Conference steering commit-
tee includes conference chairman
Andrew Law from International
Protector Group; Arthur Strommer,
Credit Suisse Nassau Branch; Bruno
Roberts, the Private Trust Corpo-
ration; Clifford Johnson, Pricewa-
terhouseCoopers; Dominique
Lefevre, SG Hambros; Jan Mezu-
lanik, Pictet Bank & Trust; Wendy
Warren, Bahamas Financial Services
Board; Ian Fair, and Anastacia John-
son, AIBT.
The AIBT was established in 1976
to represent the international banks
and trust companies operating from
the Bahamas.


Government 'bracing for worst' on rising unemployment rate


of different departments of
government."
Mr Foulkes's comments
are a clear indication that the
Government expects unem-
ployment to continue
increasing, although maybe
not at its previous pace,
throughout the remainder of
2009 and for much of 2010.
The Department of Statis-
tics said the Bahamas'
national unemployment rate
in May 2009 was 14.2 per
cent, standing at more than
17 per cent in Grand
Bahama and around 14 per
cent in New Providence.
Even then, many believed
the official data was likely to
underestimate the extent of
the problem, and the unem-
ployment rate will have
increased further since then,
given continuing workforce
terminations such as the 500
staff at the former Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay.
Mr Foulkes yesterday con-
firmed that of the $20 mil-
lion transferred from the
National Insurance Board's
(NIB) medical branch to
start the unemployment ben-
efit scheme, some $16 mil-
lion had already been dis-
bursed.
Around 12,000 Bahamians
"have already, or are receiv-
ing, the unemployment ben-
efit", he added.
Meanwhile, Mr Foulkes
said the Government was
"extremely pleased with the
progress" of the National
Training Programme it initi-
ated, with some 300 Bahami-
ans in Grand Bahama and a
further 500 in New Provi-


DION FOULKES


dence enrolled at classes at
the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTVI)
and the College of the
Bahamas (COB).
Telling Tribune Business
that the initiative "has met
our expectations", Mr
Foulkes said initiatives such
as the National Training Pro-
gramme and unemployment
benefit had resulted in a
"tapering off" in the number
of Bahamians registering
with the Labour Depart-
ment's Skills Bank/Employ-
ment Exchange.
"It is not as many as we
saw last year, and that is basi-
cally attributable to some of
the things we've been
doing," Mr Foulkes said, in
addition to "the aggressive-
ness of Bahamians in seek-
ing" new jobs.
Although not designed to
eliminate unemployment,
since it was designed for up
to a 1,000-strong intake at


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any one time, the National
Training Programme still
aims to re-train and equip
with new skills those termi-
nated from their jobs due to
the recession.
Its classes last for between
10-15 weeks, Mr Foulkes
said, covering subjects such
as computing, accountancy
and more vocational careers,
such as carpentry, welding
and plumbing. The "highest
concentration" of entrants
was for computer-orientated
courses.
"We are very pleased with
the quality of the persons
who have come forward,"
Mr Foulkes said. "We are
now preparing for the next
phase, which is to identify
persons who wish to start
their own business as a result
of the training they are
receiving."
The minister foreshad-
owed a strong link between
the National Training Pro-
gramme and the Govern-
ment's Self-Starters Initia-


tive in this respect, adding:
"We will make available
$5,000 per person as start-up
capital for those persons. We
asked all the applicants to
indicate whether they had an
interest in going into their
own business, and several
hundred persons responded
yes.
"Whether all qualify is
another matter, because a
different interview and
screening process will be
required."
Mr Foulkes said the posi-
tive progress made by the
National Training Pro-
gramme to date would stand
it in good stead for whenev-
er the Government made a
decision on whether to trans-
form it into a permanent, as
opposed to temporary, ini-
tiative.
"That is something the
Cabinet will make a decision
on," he told Tribune Busi-
ness. "The success of the pro-
gramme so far will augur
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on that matter, but it will be
something the Government
is going to have to look at.
"What we are trying to do
is use this downturn in the
economy to actively train
Bahamians to take advan-
tage of opportunities when
things improve. There are
now some indications point-
ing to an international recov-
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for the Bahamas, because it
means more people travel-
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ing the Bahamas. The more
we train our workforce now,


the better it will be for our
economy."
Mr Foulkes added: "We
believe that things will sta-
bilise. It appears that the
negative impact on the small
economies in the Caribbean
is being felt at the tail end of
the economic decline."
With international indica-
tors showing some signs of a
turnaround, the minister
said: "When will we begin to
feel that in the Bahamas?
We do not know precisely,
but all indications are some
time next year."


MIREMONT INVESTMENT
MANAGEMENT LTD.
(Company number 121,476 B)

An International Business Company
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the
voluntary winding-up and dissolution of the Company
commenced on the 1st day of October, 2009 and that
Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street, P.O.
Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed
Liquidator.


Dated this 1st day of October, 2009


Pine Limited
Liquidator



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/QUI/581

Common Law & Equity Side

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising an estimated
22,385 square feet and situate in the Western District of the Island
of New Providence and bounded on the North by the Sea on the
NORTHEAST by land now or formerly the property of Dr Herbert
Olander on the SOUTHEAST by West Bay Street and on the
SOUTHWEST partly by land the property of Little Jerusalem
Church and by land now or formerly the property of Barbara
Smith.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting of Titles Act, 1959

AND

N THE MATTER OF THE Petition of
JENNIFER VESTRA HUYLER FORBES

NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of JENNIFER VESTRA HUYLER FORBES of
the Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of ALL
THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising an estimated 22,385
square feet and situate in the Western District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded on the North by the Sea on the
NORTHEAST by land now or formerly the property of Dr Herbert
Olander on the SOUTHEAST by West Bay Street and on the
SOUTHWEST partly by land the property of Little Jerusalem
Church and by land now or formerly the Property of Barbara
Smith, WHICH SAID PIECE PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND
IS PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY THE PLAN FILED
IN THIS ACTION AND THEREON COLOURED Pink.

The Petitioner, Jennifer Vestra Huyler Forbes, claims to be the
owner in of the fee simple estate in possession of the said land
and has applied to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas under S.
3 of the Quieting Titles, Act in the above action to have her title
to the said land investigated and declared.

Copies of the said plan may be inspected during normal working
hours at the Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street, N.P., and
at the Chambers of Donna Dorsett Major & Co., Jem Plaza, Suite
#7, Nassau Street South, Nassau, The Bahamas.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower
or right to dower or any adverse claim not recognized in the
Petition shall before the 17th day of December A.D., 2009 file in
the said Registry of the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner
or the above Donna Dorsett Major & Co. a statement of such
claim. Failure of any such to file and serve a statement of such
claim by the above time will operate as a bar to such claim

DATED this 3rd day of September A.D., 2009

DORSETT MAJOR & CO.
Attorneys for the Petitioner


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BEING told, "I am
sorry, but you have
breast cancer" from
an oncologist is probably
the most heartbreaking,
devastating news a
woman can receive.
And knowing that breast cancer
can lead to death makes the diag-
nosis even more difficult to process.
Cancer is one of the leading caus-
es of death in the Bahamas, and
according to statistics from the Min-
istry of Health, in 2006 neoplasm
(cancer) of the female breast
accounted for 32.5 per cent of cancer
fatalities.
Evidence also suggests that the
unusually high incidence of breast
cancer in young Bahamian women
points towards a genetic predisposi-
tion to the disease. Research by local
and international oncologists indi-
cates that in the Bahamas 48 per
cent of the patients with breast can-
cer are under the age of 50. A special
medical study conducted also
showed that up to 20 per cent of 148
women tested have the so-called
'breast cancer gene'.
With statistics and information
like this, it is imperative that
Bahamian women do whatever they
can to be more aware of the disease
in order to prevent it, or detect to it
at a curable stage.

How do you know you have
breast cancer?
The most obvious indication that
there is a possibility of cancer is a
lump in the breast. However, this is
not a diagnosis, since lumps or
tumours must first be examined by
an oncologist.
Speaking with Tribune Health, Dr


Memory Nsingo, a clinical oncologist
with the Cancer Centre, said if a
lump is found in a woman's breast it
does not necessarily mean she has
cancer.
"When a lump is found in a wom-
an's breast it has to be examined
first to detect any sign of cancer.
This is so because not all lumps
found are cancerous, since only 10
per cent of lumps found are," she
said.
This is welcome news for women,
however, one must keep in mind
that certain non-cancerous growths
may be precursors to breast cancer.

What are the risk factors for breast
cancer?
While the cause of cancer is
unknown, Dr Nsingo said there are
other factors in addition to benign
lumps that place a person at a high-
er risk for developing the disease.
These factors include gene muta-
tions, which are permanent changes
in the DNA, radiation exposure,
family history, and the early onset of
menstruation or late menopause.
"If a person has an abnormal gene
like BRCA or p53 they are at a high-
er risk of developing breast cancer.
There are some syndromes like li-
fraumeni syndrome (a rare heredi-
tary disorder) which increase the
risk of not only contracting breast
cancer but other types of cancers,"
she said.
Unfortunately, having a close rel-
ative that had breast cancer like a
mother, sister or grandmother does
not help your chances of escaping
the disease either.
This might be surprising, but
women who started menstruating at
an early age may also be susceptible
to the disease. For instance, if a
woman began her menstruation
before the age of 12 and continues to
menstruate after 55 she is more like-
ly to develop the disease.


Dr Nsingo also noted that it has
been implicated but not proven that
consuming large amounts of alcohol
can be a contributing factor to breast
cancer.

Does having a baby at an early
age (before 35) decrease or increase
your chances of getting the disease?
It actually decreases your chances,
Dr Nsingo said.
"Women who have a child or chil-
dren before age 30 have decreased
their susceptibility to the disease.
Also women whose breasts have
been exposed to radiation are at a
higher risk of getting the disease,"
she said.

If a woman has the common risk
factors, should she perform breast
self-examinations or see a doctor for
screenings?
Even women who do not have
the risk factors should perform
breast self-exams.
"The best time to do a self breast
examination is a few days after your
menstrual cycle when the breasts are
not tender. These self breast exami-
nations should be done at least once
a month. A great time to do this is
while in the shower because the
breasts are slippery and more
smooth," Dr Nsingo said.
Breast cancer can in some
instances leave physical signs that
indicate something is wrong. If you
have visual abnormalities on your
breasts, then you should see a doctor
immediately, Dr Nsingo said.
"Things like eczema around the
nipple, a change in size whereas one
breast is bigger than the other, or
there is a discharge from the nipple,
then this could mean something is
wrong," she said.
Some women experience these
visual symptoms while others don't
experience any symptoms at all.


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Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats, right, poses with his
wife, Tamishia, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 in Houston. Moats was
denied the chance to say a final goodbye to his mother-in-law
Jonetta Collinsworth as she succumbed to breast cancer because
of an ugly incident with a police officer that gained national
attention. Now the Houston Texan is hoping what he went
through can help raise awareness about the importance of breast
cancer screening. He, along with players across the NFL, will
wear pink shoes and gloves starting this week as part of the
NFL's "Crucial Catch" campaign.


Breast cancer awareness



uses sex to sell message


LOS ANGELES

A WOMAN in a skimpy
white bikini sashays next to
a swimming pool. Onlook-
ers gawk, men's tongues
roll and music blares in the
background, according to
the Associated Press.
The camera zooms in
slow motion to her jiggling
chest as a message spreads
across the screen: "You
know you like them/ Now
it's time to save the boobs."
It may resemble a beer
commercial, but it's really
a public service announce-
ment for Toronto's annual
Boobyball party to benefit
the charity Rethink Breast
Cancer, and it's gone viral,
with more than 350,000 hits
on YouTube. It's just one
of the edgier ways aware-
ness is being promoted
among younger women dur-
ing National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month.
"Generally, with people
my age, who watch MTV,
there's no association
between the breast and
breast cancer. They think
the boobs in beer commer-
cials are different," said
MTV News Canada host
Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, 27,
who stars as the bikini-clad
gal and wrote and co-direct-
ed the clip.
"But everyone uses sexy
imagery for commercials,"
said Sovani. "I thought guys
would watch it because they
would watch it naturally,
and girls would like the
humor and irony. ... We all
like boobs, we all celebrate
boobs, so let's save the
boobs."
Similar messages are
showing up on feisty T-shirt


lines and at events aimed
at younger women. Accord-
ing to leading breast cancer
organization Susan G.
Komen for the Cure, about
5 percent of all breast can-
cer in the United States
occurs in women under age
40. Worldwide, about
465,000 women die from
breast cancer each year.
Julia Fikse, a bubbly 37-
year-old, started her cheek-
ily named T-shirt business
Save the Ta-tas in 2004
after years of working as a
fashion designer at Levi's,
Gymboree and Adidas.
Her Southern California
company now has 12 full-
time employees producing
T-shirts that proclaim
"caught you looking' at my
ta-tas" and "I love my big
ta-tas." Five percent of
every sale goes to breast
cancer research and aware-
ness. About $340,000 dol-
lars have been donated so
far, Fikse said.
The idea came after see-
ing people close to her bat-
tle breast cancer.
Fikse's grandmother had
a double mastectomy in the
'70s. In 2004, her husband's
aunt was diagnosed.
"For the first time in my
life, I thought about what
it must be like to lose your
breasts and how horrible
that must be," she said.
"My husband and I were in
this dark place, thinking of
her. Then we started to
joke about boobs. The levi-
ty of the boob jokes turned
that dark spirit around."
Fikse got a list together
of 10 slang words for
breasts, and bounced the
names off of her husband.
He laughed at the word "ta-


tas," and it stuck.
Men's involvement, noted
Fikse, was paramount. Her
company has T-shirts for
men with slogans "my girl
has great ta-tas" and "save
a life, grope your wife."
"Men have an ability to
take it into a sexual place
very fast," Fikse said. "But
you can turn an awkward,
sexual conversation into
something awesome about
breast cancer awareness."
The PSA starring Sovani
has obvious appeal for men,
but it was created to pro-
mote Boobyball, the bash
started by Amanda Blakley
and Ashleigh Dempster in
2002 to lift the spirits of
their friend Sarah, diag-
nosed at age 23 with
advanced breast cancer.
The event, geared toward
people 30 and under, has
raised thousands of dollars
annually. Thanks to the
video's media attention,
this year's event sold out
within 48 hours, Sovani
said.
The tongue-in-cheek
message makes a serious
point, said Rethink Breast
Cancer founder and execu-
tive director MJ DeCoteau:
Information on breast can-
cer has been mostly direct-
ed toward older women.
DeCoteau was 22 when her
mother died from the dis-
ease.
"I remember grabbing a
pamphlet with a 60-year-old
woman on the cover.
Another one had a dark
shadowy woman facing the
corner. It looked quite fear-
ful," said DeCoteau, now
39. "Taking control of your
breast help should be posi-
tive and upbeat."


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LIGHTEN UP AND
L LIVE HEALTHY


Does age really matter?


VARIATIONS on the theme
'age ain't nothing but a number'
are present in almost every society.
We honour centenarians and mar-
vel at their life experiences and
wisdom. But on the flip side of the
coin we long for and admire the
playful exuberance of youth.
So does age really matter? Or is
it as we leave one stage in our lives
we yearn for what has been and
also what could be?
At the turn of the 20th century,
life expectancy was much lower
than it is now. Concerns over reju-
venation, aging populations, pre-
venting the advance of menopause
and viropause were virtually
unheard of. So, was societal pres-
sure not felt back then?
Today the pendulum has swung
towards the youth. We are bom-
barded with images of eternal
youth and the presumption that
the only way to deal with advanc-
ing years is to 'age gracefully'.
When does age really matter or
at least warrant a discussion? Cer-
tainly discrepancies in age in a love
relationship will always draw atten-
tion. Questions arise as to whether
the relationship resembles a moth-
er-and-son, or father-and-daugh-
ter one.
In some instances, people may
even be curious as to whether one


partner is filling the grandparent
role.
People seem fascinated and won-
der what each one is getting from
the relationship. Is it a teacher-
student, a care giver, or substitute
parent-child relationship? The dice
all too often fall on the assump-
tion that two people with a large
age gap between them are togeth-
er because of the sexual relation-
ship.
Sexual compatibility may well
play a major role for the couple.
Are we to assume that sexual grat-
ification is the basis for such a cou-
ple to remain together?
We all know people who seem
more mature than their years and
even those who appear to have
been born with an 'old soul'. Then
there are those 'young at heart'
people who surround themselves
with young exuberant persons.
Their attitude and lifestyle fits in
with their younger companions
and they blend in easily. The com-
ing together of the old and young


souls allows the years to disappear.
In their eyes they appear as com-
patible as couples who are of sim-
ilar age. If they do not have a
problem with the age gap then why
should others worry? As long as
we are consenting adults why can't
we just live the life we want to
live?
Does society make it more
acceptable for older men and
younger women to join romanti-
cally? Do we frown upon the
'cougar woman'? Why would a
younger man choose to be with an
older woman when we worship
eternal youth? By all accounts, the
attraction is the confidence and
maturity, which comes about from
life's experiences. The rollercoast-
er relationships with women in their
20s and 30s make a more stable
relationship with a more mature
woman all the more attractive.
The test that these relationships
often face is when existing chil-
dren fall within the younger part-
ner's age group.
The family dynamics are often
shaken, but certainly the situation
is not insurmountable. Also, the
desire to start a family when the
older partner has already com-
pleted the child-rearing stage will
also require a lot of discussion.
Putting all the cards on the table,
and being honest about long-term


goals will enable the couple to
reach a solution.
If these couples can overcome
objections and assumptions from
the outside world then who are we
to judge? When all is said and
done are age discrepancies just
another 'difference'? Other dif-
ferences may be race, religion,
socio-economic, and intellectual
just to name a few. Once we over-
come these differences while dat-
ing, and the feelings still flourish,
then we come to realise that love
can conquer all things.
The qualities that we know are
important for healthy long-term
relationships rarely include such
differences. If age is important for
you then make the decision to end
it sooner than later. Don't waste
time in a relationship if you see
no future. Life is too short not to
fill it with good, quality and loving
relationships.


* Margaret Bain is an Individual and
Couples Relationship Therapist. She is
a Registered Nurse and a Certified
Clinical Sex Therapist. For appoint-
ments call 535-7456 or e-mail her at
relatebahamas@yahoo.com or
www.relatebahamas.blogspot.com.
She is also available for speaking
engagements.


October is a great month to prune back roses to
about two-thirds of their summer size.


Plant seeds in
October and
you will soon
have a fine collec-
tion of veggies
for your table.




The busy month of





October


OCTOBER is a busy month - per-
haps the busiest of the year for
Bahamian gardeners. The vegetable
season gets truly underway, flowerbeds
for winter displays need setting out,
and the grass still needs mowing.
Some gardeners started their toma-
toes and peppers, et cetera, during
August or September. If you did not,
don't worry, your late sowings will
probably overtake the early ones in a
few weeks.
Most of the main crops may be start-
ed in early October, but it is at the
end of the month that we should plant
the cool weather vegetables such as
garden peas, spinach, kohlrabi, broc-
coli, cauliflower and lettuce.


Regular bulbing onions and garlic
are usually left until December before
sowing the seeds. Onions respond to
shortening and lengthening days, so
they do better after the winter solstice.
Non-bulbing onions can be started dur-
ing October and at any time there-
after.
Summer squash varieties are fast
growing and should be planted in hills
with plenty of compost and fertilizer to
send them on their way. Winter squash
varieties tend to have long vines and
are best grown in an area of the garden
where they can run. Calabaza pumpkin
is the Bahamian favourite and needs
even more space.
During October we can plant just


about any kind of flowering annual
and expect success. But you may have
to resort to using snail bait if you have
snails and slugs in your yard in any
numbers.
Most nurseries provide seedlings of
the more popular annuals such as
impatiens, petunias and pansies. The
use of seedling sets will give you a
longer winter flowering period, and
guarantee you have a good show for
Christmas.
Many flowering shrubs like hibiscus
will demonstrate slower growth in the
winter months, so a little judicious
pruning for shape is in order for this
time of the year.
Roses tend to grow in a straggly
fashion during the summer months.
October is a good time to cut them
back to about two-thirds of their sum-
mer size. At the same time you can
apply aged compost or commercial
cow manure to the roots and spray
them with a soluble rose fertilizer.
Palms should be fertilised every sea-
son with a palm special fertilizer. All
palms need more magnesium and


you see no future."


manganese than most other plants and
these elements are included in the right
proportions in a palm special. I find
that a five-pound bag is just sufficient
for my garden's needs, so I do not have
to store any excess fertilizer after mak-
ing an application.
Fruit and citrus trees also need an
autumn feeding and also benefit from
the application of a chelated iron
drench to their base. A fruit tree/citrus
fertilizer (or 6-6-6) should be applied
while the ground is wet, and a spray of
minor elements/nutrients should be
applied when the leaves are dry.
We will soon be able to cut back on
our grass-mowing regimen, but dur-
ing October the need is still there. If
you left your lawn to seed during
August and September you should be
able to mow it again before the end of
the month.
There is much for the Bahamian
gardener to accomplish during Octo-
ber, but the blessing is that by the end
of the month the ambient tempera-
ture will be considerably lower than
it was at the beginning.


The nation's view
Provided by Camelta
Barnes, Shandera Smith
and Lathera Lotmore, nutri-
tionists from the Ministry of
Health/Department of Pub-
lic Health

NUTRITION advice and
messages comes to us from all
directions. Do not eat trans fats;
eat more fruits and vegetables;
cut out sugary drinks and sodas;
take your vitamins; try this bush
medicine or that bush medicine,
and the list goes on. Every-
where we turn we are bom-
barded with messages claiming
to improve health and well-
being. Many claim to be
experts, our relatives, friends,
neighbours, and oh, let's not
forget the "office nutritionist."
You know, the one that
becomes an "expert" overnight
on a topic, and is convinced that
his or her perspectives and
advice will change your life for
the best.
Advertising and the media
also send out messages that are
more often than not sensation-
alised and based on a single
study. Physicians, dietitians,
nutritionists and other health
care professionals also join into
this communication web often
focusing on what we deem to
be the issue at any given time.
Where does this leave the
public - confused?
Too much and often times
conflicting information and too
many sources can lead to con-
fusion. The public becomes so
tied up in trying to balance the
plethora of messages that they
lose focus on overall healthy
eating all together. Many of the
messages promoted through
these multiple communication
avenues, though not intended
to harm, are often short- sight-
ed, resulting in individuals
changing their diets based on
incomplete or faulty presump-
tions that lead to unhealthy
consequences if other related
adjustments to their diets are
not made.
Regardless of where the mes-
sage or advice comes from, the
bottom line is to promote a bal-
anced, individualised meal plan
that includes adequate amounts
and a variety of foods from all
food groups which sustain
health over the long term.
The Lighten Up and Live
Healthy team has been provid-
ing the Bahamian public with
nutrition advice, messages and
information since the year 2001.
And quite naturally we fit into
the varied communication
avenues.
During the earlier part of this
year the Lighten Up team
decided to pause in submitting
articles to this newspaper as we
reflected on the kinds of advice
and messages that we promoted
in the past years. We also con-
sidered the multiple factors
influencing our health and the
array of nutritional messages
the public is hearing from the
various sources.
After strategising as to how
we can be more effective and
better interact with our read-
ing audience, the Lighten Up
team wishes to introduce you,
to a new line of articles under a
slightly modified title, "Lighten
Up & Live Healthy - The
Nation's View". We invite you,
our reading audience, to share
with us your views and thoughts
on nutrition and health by sub-
mitting articles as guest writers
and as lay persons. We encour-
age you to write an article
about any nutrition topic that is
of interest to you. We also want
to know how nutrition mes-
sages and advice may have
either positively or negatively
impacted your life. The team
will then choose the article of
the week to be submitted for
print in the Lighten Up and
Live Health column.
The Lighten Up and Live
Healthy team has the responsi-
bility to promote and provide
sound nutrition information
intended to improve health and
well-being. All articles will
therefore be subject to review
by the Lighten Up team before
a decision is made to submit


any article to Tribune Health.


* Speak up Bahamas! Let us
hear from you. Together we can
Lighten Up and Live Healthy.
Please submit your articles to
publichealthnutritionunit@gmail.
corn or you may fax them to
322-6088.


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Stress and your mental health


By REUBEN SHEARER
Tribune Features Reporter

T may seem like that
there is nothing you can
do to release tension in
your life.
The bills aren't going to stop coming
in, you will always have to contend
with congested traffic, and your career
or family responsibilities and plans
may go haywire.
While experts say that some stress is
good for you - it can sharpen your
senses and your mind - too much
stress is bad for your mental and phys-
ical health.
However, addressing the stress in
your life can restore the balance you
need and may even reduce some of
the health risks associated with stress.
Experts say that if you learn to man-
age stress, you can control how it
affects you.
Tribune Health spoke with two
mental health practitioners who
explained the causes of stress and how
to best cope with it.
According to the experts, too much
stress is bad for your mental and phys-
ical health, so why not learn how to
decompress, and release the stress
build-up in your life.
Crime, overcrowding and traffic
congestion takes its toll on all Bahami-
ans, particularly in New Providence.
Anger generated by the frustration
of having to cope with these issues
may be an unrecognised problem
which spills over into other aspects of
people's lives.
Psychiatrist Dr Nelson Clarke said:
"Crime is certainly a key issue as well.
It has become so prevalent that society
has become numb to occurrences of
crime and murder in the family."
Many Bahamians say they are sur-
prised if there isn't an overnight mur-
der because it has become the norm
for them to wake up in the morning
and hear that someone is dead or in
critical condition due to criminal activ-
ity.
"Most Bahamians are aware of the
threats of violent crime and the media
spares us no detail regarding the crime
situation," Dr Clarke said. "Worries
about violence is a problem in addition
to concerns about the economy."
National statistics concerning crime
over the past six months are alarm-
ing - a 25 per cent increase in mur-
der; a 12 per cent increase in armed
robberies and a 29 per cent increase in
robberies.


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WHILE experts say that some stress is good for you - it can sharpen your senses and your mind - too much stress is bad for your
mental and physical health.


Inability to address conflicts satis-
factorily without resorting to extreme
aggression and violence seems to be
major problem for our young men in
particular.
The younger generation of Bahami-
ans are said to be growing up in an
"instant age" where they want things
to happen for them right away.
Young people have been always
accused of wanting what it took their
parents years to get.
It causes them to complain and
desire what they don't have.
This mentality and other factors are
contributing to the serious socio-eco-
nomic issues facing the "stressed" in
our society, a local psychologist told
Tribune Health.
Dr Shane Brennen suggests that the
solution to this problem is to stop
comparing yourself to other people.
"There will always be people who
seem to have more than you, but don't
dwell on what you think you don't
have," she said.
"If you let your mind dwell on what
you don't have, you can get desperate.
And the things you would do in des-
peration you wouldn't do normally."


Dr Brennen explained that this kind
of behaviour results in over-spending
and trying to satisfy material needs
through illegal activities.
On the effects of the economic sit-
uation, Dr Brennen, psychologist and
chair of the School of Social Sciences
at the College of the Bahamas, said:
"We need to develop a culture of sav-
ing as a people. Persons are finding
themselves in financial ditches and
trenches that they can't get out of. In
times like these the focus should be on
protecting, preserving, and saving
money and financial assets.
For a lot of Bahamians this is the
first time that they're dealing with
economic hardship. The global reces-
sion brought on immense pressure
that they were unprepared for.
Experts advise that in times like these,
preserving and protecting the assets
at your disposal is the key to keep
afloat in the sea of financial woes.
Dr Brennen added, "persons need
to tap into Almighty God, when feel-
ing under pressure." "When people
are faced with challenges, they need to
go to God in prayer. When faced with
stressful situations, you must step back


and observe what is happening to you.
Where there is a will there is a way.
Sometimes you have to look in your
environment and manipulate your cir-
cumstances, be able to identify, ask
yourself, 'what is it that I'm going
through'," she said.
There is no one 'band-aid' that can
mend all when it comes to dealing
with stress.
Experts say that it's really up to the
individual to make up their minds and
realise that they are in control of their
responses to different situations.
Dr Brennen said that you must
analyse how the situation is affecting
you, and gauge your best response to
what is happening.
"When you train yourself to be
reactive instead of responsive, you will
find that you handle pressure better,
and it won't develop into a hovering
cloud of stress in your head."
The pressures of life seem less over-
whelming when you identify a source
of support. Both doctors say that peo-
ple need to feel connected to others
and to feel that others care about
them. Supportive relationships are key
to coping with stressful circumstances.


Problems related to feeding


IN the Bahamas we see a lot of peo-
ple with eating disorders, in that 40
per cent of our population is consid-
ered overweight.
As with people, we see a lot of eat-
ing disorders in our pets. Obesity asso-
ciated with overeating may lead to
various physical illnesses in pets
including heart, kidney and liver prob-
lems. Additional stress on joints from
excess weight leads to structural insta-
bility and arthritis.
Contrary to popular opinion, most
pets do not self-regulate the quantity
of food they consume. A pet will gain
weight when it is fed more than it
needs. Overeating in pets is often asso-
ciated with overfeeding by their own-
ers. This often happens after neutering
if food intake is not reduced or if food
is always available.

TO CONTROL YOUR PETS WEIGHT:

* Feed a well-balanced diet that is appro-
priate for your pet's individual needs.

* Feed your pet only at its regular meal
times.

* Remove the uneaten portion when your
pet walks away from the food bowl.

* Avoid snacks or treats between meals.


* Be sure your pet has some type of daily
exercise.

If despite your valiant efforts your pet
is still overweight you may need to
seek veterinary assistance.

Overeating
Excessive appetite may be a medical
concern. A pet with internal parasites
or overly active thyroid glands may
be hungrier than usual and may not
lose condition in the early stages of
disease.

Diet Hypersensitivity and Behaviour
Dietary intolerance or food hyper-
sensitivity is a form of allergy that may
result in skin problems or digestive
ailments such as vomiting and diar-
rhea. Behavioural changes such as irri-
tability and agitation may occur in
pets allergic to certain foods. This
resembles mood changes in people
who have allergies.


Refusal Of Pet Foods
Decreased appetite is often the first
sign of an underlying med.icil pIi.h-
lem. However, some health\ |> il m.i\
learn that being a finick\ c..,.! i . ii
effective way to gain ., il.l ' - i atten-
tion. A lot of pets learn that if they
refuse to eat commercial pet food,
their owner will feed them 'people
food' that is more palatable and tasty.
Pets rely on their sense of smell to
distinguish what they eat. Cats will
not eat what they cannot smell.
Anorexia nervosa (a human feeding
disorder) does not exist in pets. How-
ever, anxiety induced anorexia does
occur and it is usually caused by social
isolation. Today, in our boarding facil-
ities we experience a lot of pets that
may initially refuse to eat food during
a period of adjustment. Most soon
resume eating. Some pets become so
depressed during periods of separa-
tion or confinement from their owners
that they refuse to feed. This may be
avoided if the pet's regular food is
provided during boarding.
Your pet's appetite is heightened
by your presence and praise. If you
are often absent and your pet is fed
only when you are at home, the pet
may be forced to choose between
socialising with you and eating.

Begging


Pets quickly learn that various types
of l. I.i. 1iI get attention. This can
i .i il in a food treat from an indulgent
*, in" r. To discourage a pet that begs
! I- ! od or refuses to eat pet food, all
household members must abide by
the rule of not giving treats or atten-
tion.
Most pets resume eating their own
food when they learn that they will
no longer be given table scraps.

Aggression at Mealtime
Anxiety and general arousal in
anticipation of meal times can result in
agitation or aggressive behaviour
directed toward a pet's owner or
another pet. Agitation just before
mealtime can take the form of nip-
ping at the owner or simply jumping
or running.

Vomiting Associated with Anxiety
Healthy dogs and cats may vomit
relatively often, about one to two
times a week.
A pet may vomit digested food or
regurgitate undigested food soon after
consuming a meal if it becomes anx-
ious during or after eating. If vomiting
occurs very often, produces blood clots
or traces of blood, or is associated
with any other change such as lethar-
gy or diarrhea, consult your veteri-
narian without delay.


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A COMMON treatment
for prostate cancer may slight-
ly increase patients' risk of
heart problems, new research
says, according to the Associ-
ated Press.
Experts said the findings
could make doctors think
twice before prescribing the
standard hormone treatment
to men with prostate cancer,
particularly if they are at risk
of heart disease. The research
was announced Tuesday at a
joint meeting of the European
Cancer Organisation and the
European Society for Medical
Oncology in Berlin.
"What we can do with these
results is to raise a flag with
hormone treatments," said
Mieke Van Hemelrijck, a can-
cer epidemiologist at King's
College in London and the
study's lead researcher.
More than 670,000 men are
diagnosed with prostate can-
cer globally every year, mak-
ing it the second-most com-
mon cancer in men, after lung
cancer. In the U.S., about
600,000 men are being treated
with endocrine therapies for
prostate cancer.
Van Hemelrijck and col-
leagues studied more than
30,000 men in Sweden with
prostate cancer who got hor-
mone therapy between 1997
and 2006, for about three
years. They compared the rate
of heart problems in those
patients to the rate in the gen-
eral Swedish population.
Prostate cancer patients had
a 28 percent higher relative
chance of having a fatal heart
attack and a 21 percent
increased chance of dying
from heart disease. Still, these
risks were low in absolute
terms: researchers estimated
the hormone therapies would
cause an extra 10 heart prob-
lems - like chest pain or a
heart attack - a year for
every 1,000 prostate cancer
patients.
"What patients should do is
talk about this with their doc-
tor," said Michael Thun, a vice
president emeritus at the
American Cancer Society,
who was not connected to the
research. "It makes a lot of
sense and could one day
change treatment guidelines."
Previous studies have found
hormone therapy given to
prostate cancer patients with a
history of heart disease
increases their chances of
dying.
Van Hemelrijck hypothe-
sized that hormone therapy
disrupts the normal circula-
tion of testosterone in the
body. Scientists think testos-
terone has some protective
effect on the heart. Thus, hor-
mones that interfere with
testosterone could be deadly.
"There is no definitive evi-
dence, though the risk of heart
problems is definitely some-
thing doctors should consider
when prescribing hormone
treatment," Thun said.
Helen Rippon, head of
research management at
Britain's Prostate Cancer
Charity, said the benefits of
hormone therapy ultimately
outweighed the increased risk
of heart problems. "This is not
a colossal risk," Rippon said.
"For the vast majority of
men, the benefits of hormone
therapy are absolutely clear:
it can halt the disease or stop it
for years," she said. "Clini-
cians always make decisions
on a case-by-case basis, and
this is one more piece of infor-
mation for them to consider."


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THE WEATHER REPORT


7-7T ORLANDO
High: 89� F/32� C
Low:750�F/240 C
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TAMPA
High: 890�F/320 C
Low: 770�F/250 C

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t-storm in spots. warm breeze. and humid. pleasant.
High: 890 High: 890 High: 900 High: 890
High:88 Low: 770 Low: 760 Low: 770 Low: 760 Low: 740

S 102o F I 84o4 F [ 104o-83 F ] 1OBo-85O I F 107o-841 F 104o-73o F
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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: 900 F/320 C
Low: 760�F/240 C


FT. LAUDERDALE
High:90� F/320C CL
Low: 800 F/270 C


MIAMI
High: 91� F/330 C
Low:790�F/260�C


KEY WEST
High: 900 F/320 C
Low: 81�0F/270 C
�.


Shown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's
highs and tonight's lows.


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


Today
High Low
F/C F/C
74/23 51/10
47/8 39/3
76/24 65/18
69/20 53/11
72/22 56/13
65/18 54/12
67/19 50/10
76/24 63/17
62/16 45/7
71/21 53/11
80/26 61/16
60/15 34/1
62/16 49/9
86/30 75/23
93/33 75/23


W High
F/C
pc 74/23
pc 48/8
pc 73/22
s 73/22
pc 74/23
s 66/18
pc 56/13
sh 89/31
sh 60/15
pc 58/14
t 75/23
s 71/21
r 62/16
pc 87/30
t 90/32


Wednesday


Low
F/C
53/11
38/3
54/12
49/9
50/10
51/10
47/8
63/17
45/7
44/6
71/21
38/3
43/6
76/24
75/23


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
65/18 48/8
87/30 71/21
66/18 44/6
79/26 51/10
80/26 57/13
70/21 55/12
75/23 53/11
76/24 57/13
91/32 79/26
51/10 39/3
76/24 57/13
90/32 76/24
68/20 57/13
73/22 47/8
89/31 75/23


Wednesday
W High Low
F/C F/C
sh 65/18 46/7 s
sh 93/33 68/20 t
t 69/20 58/14 s
s 80/26 56/13 [
t 74/23 57/13 s
s 72/22 55/12 [
t 71/21 50/10 [
t 71/21 59/15 [
s 92/33 80/26 t
r 60/15 42/5 [
t 71/21 47/8 [
t 87/30 75/23 t
s 70/21 55/12 r
pc 73/22 61/16 s
t 91/32 73/22 t


ABACO
High: 89�F/320 C
Low: 77 F/250 C





FREEPORT ": ,
High:880�F/31� C
Low:760�F/240 C




NASSAU
High: 880�F/31� C
.- - ; Low:77�F/250C










ANDROS
High: 91� F/330 C
Low:760�F/240 C


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


Today
High Low
F/C F/C
70/21 56/13
86/30 67/19
70/21 54/12
69/20 49/9
66/18 59/15
68/20 45/7
59/15 37/2
93/33 75/23
69/20 59/15
70/21 51/10
61/16 46/7
86/30 72/22
89/31 77/25
84/28 63/17
71/21 58/14


Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday
Temperature
High ........................... .................. 93� F/34� C
Low .................... ...................... 81� F/270 C
Norm al high ................................... 860 F/300 C
Norm al low ...................................... 74� F/23� C
Last year's high ............................... 91� F/33� C
Last year's low ............................... 74� F/23� C


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High Ht.(ft.) Low Ht.(ft.)
Today 8:41 a.m. 3.5 2:22 a.m. 0.3
8:56 p.m. 2.8 3:06 p.m. 0.4
Wednesday 9:24 a.m. 3.5 3:02 a.m. 0.3
9:40 p.m. 2.7 3:51 p.m. 0.6
Thursday 10:12 a.m. 3.4 3:46 a.m. 0.4
10:29 p.m. 2.6 4:42 p.m. 0.7
Friday 11:05 a.m. 3.3 4:35 a.m. 0.4
11:26 p.m. 2.6 5:38 p.m. 0.9


Precipitation Sunrise...... 7:04 a.m. Moonrise .... 8:20 p.m.
As of 2 p.m. yesterday .............................. 0.07" Sunset . . . . . . 6:51 p.m. Moonset . . . . . 9:17 a.m.
Year to date ............... .. ................. 31.66" Last New First Full
Norm al year to date .................................... 39.67"

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High: 900 F/320 C
Low: 790�F/260 C


S CAT ISLAND
High:870F/31� C
Low: 750 F/240 C


GREATEXUMA
High: 91� F/330 C
Low: 770�F/250 C

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Wednesday
W High Low
F/C F/C
s 70/21 53/11 I
s 85/29 67/19 I
pc 61/16 43/6
s 68/20 47/8 s
sh 79/26 56/13 (
t 70/21 53/11 ,
s 62/16 40/4 '
pc 89/31 77/25 1
pc 68/20 60/15 I
s 68/20 52/11 I
s 63/17 45/7 s
t 91/32 70/21 1
t 90/32 77/25 1
pc 82/27 59/15 I
pc 72/22 51/10 I


SAN SALVADOR
High:88*F/31�C
Low:75*F/24*C
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LONG ISLAND
High: 890�F/320 C
Low: 770 F/250 C


MAYAGUANA
High: 890�F/320 C
Low: 750�F/240 C


CROOKED ISLAND/ACKLINS
RAGGED ISLAND High:91�F/330 C
High: 900�F/320C . Low:770 F/250 C
Low:74� F/23� C

GREATINAGUA
High: 92� F/330 C
Low: 770�F/250 C


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Acapulco
Amsterdam
Ankara, Turkey
Athens
Auckland


High
F/C
91/32
65/18
72/22
81/27
59/15


Today
Low W
F/C
79/26 pc
54/12 pc
39/3 pc
63/17 s
49/9 pc


Wednesday
High Low W
F/C F/C
89/31 76/24 t
67/19 54/12 r
68/20 41/5 pc
79/26 61/16 s
61/16 50/10 pc


WINDS WAVES VISIBILITY WATER TEMPS.
NASSAU Today: SE at 6-12 Knots 1-2 Feet 7 Miles 84� F
Wednesday: SE at 6-12 Knots 1-2 Feet 10 Miles 84� F
FREEPORT Today: S at 6-12 Knots 1-2 Feet 7 Miles 850 F
Wednesday: SSE at 6-12 Knots 1-2 Feet 10 Miles 850 F
ABACO Today: S at 6-12 Knots 1-3 Feet 7 Miles 84� F
Wednesday: SSE at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 84� F


Bangkok 91/32 77/25 r 90/32 76/24 r
Barbados 86/30 79/26 t 87/30 78/25 s
Barcelona 74/23 63/17 pc 76/24 66/18 pc
Beijing 70/21 45/7 s 54/12 46/7 c
Beirut 75/23 71/21 pc 77/25 70/21 pc
Belgrade 76/24 58/14 pc 78/25 58/14 s
Berlin 63/17 52/11 s 70/21 55/12 c
Bermuda 81/27 71/21 pc 83/28 76/24 pc
Bogota 67/19 43/6 c 68/20 44/6 c
Brussels 68/20 55/12 pc 70/21 57/13 c
Budapest 66/18 54/12 c 72/22 56/13 pc
Buenos Aires 64/17 39/3 pc 61/16 43/6 s
Cairo 90/32 64/17 s 87/30 68/20 s
Calcutta 90/32 82/27 r 90/32 82/27 r
Calgary 58/14 27/-2 pc 36/2 13/-10 sf
Cancun 91/32 75/23 pc 90/32 76/24 pc
Caracas 83/28 74/23 t 84/28 73/22 t
Casablanca 84/28 67/19 s 83/28 65/18 s
Copenhagen 61/16 60/15 pc 61/16 52/11 r
Dublin 61/16 45/7 r 57/13 43/6 pc
Frankfurt 72/22 60/15 c 75/23 63/17 pc
Geneva 72/22 57/13 sh 75/23 56/13 pc
Halifax 56/13 43/6 c 56/13 45/7 r
Havana 91/32 72/22 t 90/32 72/22 sh
Helsinki 48/8 34/1 pc 52/11 40/4 r
Hong Kong 86/30 77/25 pc 90/32 77/25 s
Islamabad 100/37 64/17 s 102/38 63/17 s
Istanbul 75/23 61/16 s 74/23 58/14 pc
Jerusalem 77/25 58/14 pc 75/23 60/15 s
Johannesburg 79/26 57/13 s 83/28 57/13 s
Kingston 89/31 78/25 sh 89/31 80/26 sh
Lima 75/23 60/15 s 76/24 59/15 s
London 68/20 55/12 r 66/18 54/12 r
Madrid 77/25 58/14 sh 79/26 54/12 t
Manila 86/30 77/25 t 87/30 77/25 c
Mexico City 81/27 59/15 t 81/27 57/13 t
Monterrey 97/36 75/23 pc 97/36 73/22 s
Montreal 61/16 50/10 pc 57/13 46/7 r
Moscow 45/7 34/1 c 48/8 43/6 pc
Munich 66/18 57/13 c 78/25 55/12 c
Nairobi 89/31 58/14 pc 88/31 58/14 c
New Delhi 79/26 70/21 r 90/32 68/20 s
Oslo 48/8 37/2 r 50/10 36/2 pc
Paris 73/22 59/15 c 77/25 59/15 c
Prague 65/18 55/12 sh 72/22 55/12 pc
Rio de Janeiro 89/31 76/24 s 86/30 73/22 pc
Riyadh 95/35 67/19 s 94/34 67/19 s
Rome 75/23 59/15 s 77/25 57/13 s
St. Thomas 89/31 79/26 sh 88/31 80/26 r
San Juan 74/23 44/6 pc 81/27 50/10 s
San Salvador 86/30 71/21 t 85/29 72/22 t
Santiago 75/23 52/11 pc 75/23 48/8 pc
Santo Domingo 86/30 74/23 sh 85/29 74/23 sh
Sao Paulo 86/30 65/18 t 76/24 62/16 t
Seoul 75/23 54/12 s 68/20 52/11 s
Stockholm 50/10 45/7 pc 57/13 39/3 sh
Sydney 68/20 54/12 sh 66/18 52/11 sh
Taipei 79/26 73/22 r 79/26 72/22 sh
Tokyo 66/18 61/16 r 66/18 63/17 r
Toronto 62/16 49/9 r 59/15 46/7 sh
Trinidad 95/35 73/22 pc 83/28 68/20 t
Vancouver 59/15 46/7 s 58/14 44/6 s
Vienna 68/20 58/14 c 73/22 62/16 pc
Warsaw 63/17 43/6 pc 70/21 54/12 pc
Winnipeg 49/9 38/3 pc 45/7 33/0 c
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


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By JEFFARAH GIBSON

& 991, a talented freelance make-
up artist from Chicago, Illinois, by the
name of Bobbi Brown met a chemist
who made her dream of creating a
cosmetic line that gives a natural,
clean and ravishing finish a reality.


BAHAMIAN women now have access to the high-end cosmetic brand "Bobbi Brown"
will tlie launch of the make-up line at The Cosmetic Boutique, downtown Nassau.


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wants and not worry about her
make-up smearing after a while,"
Mr Collado said.
Bahamian women want it all, a
make-up that isng Tube, or the Sooth-
natural, and products are designed
and this is what ;.excess dirt and
promising.
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about her consuth , she must have the
not only want pe. ,l, i., !. , , 1 k I ,. IL.I
wearing her make-up, she also
wants them to take greater care of
their skin. The only way a person
can actually look great wearing
her line of make-up is if they take
good care of their skin.
Some of the brand's skincare
products should be used before
any application of make-up as
well as afterwards for cleansing
purposes. For instance, the
Hydrating Eye Cream should be
used before the Creamy Conceal-
er. This allows for a smooth, flaw-
less finish. To remove dirt and
make-up from the skin, which is
very important, the Cleansing Oil,
the Lathering Tube, or the Sooth-
ing Face Tonic, should be used.
All of these products are designed
to rid the skin of excess Eudirtand
to maintain moisture levels within
the skin.
In addition to the skincare
products, Bobbi Brown brushes
are also must-haves, according to
Mr Collado.
"A lady cannot have one with-
out the other, she must have the
brushes to apply her powder, her
shadows, and her blush. The
brushes are made of 100 per cent
goat hair so (they are) very soft.
They shave the hair from the
goat's belly and that's what makes
the brushes very soft," he said.
Other popular Bobbi Brown
items are the new 'Shimmer
Brick' and the new lip gloss. The
Shimmer Brick is a new product
and consists of five colours that
embellish the eyes leaving a
sparkling finish.
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