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Publication Date: October 19, 2009
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in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on As the great great great out it was all rather remark- closed to outsiders. an Party (UBP) and was five
Thursday. grandson of French Admiral able." When his future father-in- months short of qualifying to
His wife of over 46 years and Francois Carron who took the Mr Carron overcame a num- law, Sir Etienne Dupuch, sug- become a Belonger when the
O ERCRRO son Robert were at his bedside island of Ceylon (now Sri Lan- ber of hurdles in order to join gested he join The Tribune, he SEE pag
when he died at 5.30am yesterday. ka) for the Dutch East India his future wife when she gained experience at a newspa- SEE page two


Crown Land deal






was fast racked


Ex-Ministry chief's

family dealt with in

less than four months


DOCUMENTATION
obtained by The Tribune reveals
that the application for 15 acres
of crown land for the son and
brother of former Lands Per-
manent Secretary Ronald
Thompson was fast tracked
through the system and dealt
with in less than four months.
With the original application
sent to former Lands and Sur-
veys director Tex Turnquest on
June 14, 2002, by Messers Rod-
ney and Sheridan Thompson,
Mr Audley Greaves signed the
recommendation approval for
the property on October 2, 2002.
A copy of the document,


Bradley Roberts to run

for PLP chairman post


which was written to the atten-
tion of Mr Richard Hardy reads,
"I refer to your L&S/806/lx of 22
August, 2002, addressed to the
Permanent Secretary in respect
of cited matter.
"Please be advised of
approval of Land and Surveys
recommendation. Please provide
this office with a copy of the
lease offer letter issued to the
Thompsons.
"Please give prompt atten-
tion," the document reads.
On October 17, 2002, the
Department of Lands and Sur-
SEE page six


Two to be charged

over jitney attack
TWO young men are to be charged in court this morning in con-
nection with an attack on a jitney on Blue Hill Road.
According to police superintendent Elsworth Moss, a 17 and 28-
year-old men, of Blue Hill Heights and Fowler Street, are set to be
arraigned.
Last Thursday at around 6.30pm two armed thugs are alleged to


SEE page six


A WOMAN performs a traditional Indonesian dance at the International Cultural Festival at the weekend.
The annual event featured international food, drink and entertainment and, as usual, drew huge crowds.
*SEE PAGES EIGHT AND NINE


ready to become the next
government of The
Bahamas," said Mr Roberts,
minister of works and immi-
gration under the former
Christie administration.
The 64-year-old said that
the country is in a state of
"great decay" since the re-
election of the FNM govern-
ment in May 2007 and
SEE page six

Haitian community
church leaders
praise Minister of
State after meeting
By AVA TURNQUEST
CHURCH leaders within the
Haitian community are ready for
Minister of State for Immigration
Branville McCartney to act on the
intentions he expressed in a meet-
ing with them.
The minister was described as
respectful and compassionate as
he urged the pastors and other
religious leaders to become part-
ners with the government, working
together on the issue of illegal
immigrants.
Mr McCartney made the anal-
ogy that he has no problem with
his wife correcting him if he's done
something wrong or asking for
guidance on an issue, so therefore
encouraged the pastors present to
communicate with the Ministry.
Though impressed by Mr
McCartney's apparent sincerity,
the Haitian-Bahamian communi-
ty will not be satisfied until the
Minister provides them with real
answers and lawful action.
The Minister explained that the
meeting would not be providing
any answers but instead served as
an open forum in which the pas-
tors could voice their concerns and
suggestions, which the Ministry
will then research and respond to
at a later date.
The meeting was not without
its strained moments, noted Pastor
Bazile Aleance. In an interview
with The Tribune yesterday he
described the tension surround-
ing leader of the Organisation of
SEE page three


Tourist criticises police handling of armed robbery


ONE of nine tourists threat-
ened and robbed by armed thugs
in downtown Nassau last night
attacked the way in which local
police handled the matter.
After experiencing the trauma
and disbelief of being held up at
gunpoint and having valuable per-


sonal items stolen, Kelly Greer
claimed police behaved like they
were in a "Police Academy com-
edy movie".
"It was unreal," said Ms Greer,
of Fort Myers, Florida.
"The police seemed like they
genuinely wanted to catch them


but it was just a joke compared to
anything I've ever seen in States. It
was crazy."
Ms Greer, who was on vacation
with her sister and mother, who
both work in law enforcement in
the US, said not only did she feel
police took too long to get to the


scene, they also made no immedi-
ate attempt to catch the men, and
at first left the tourists in fear that
they were about to get held-up
again - this time by a man who
turned out to be a plainclothes
SEE page six


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By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE race for PLP Chair-
manship heated up yester-
day when political heavy-
weight Bradley Roberts for-
mally announced his inten-
tion to challenge Glenys
Hanna Martin for the post.
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objective is to get the party


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FROM page one

Progressive Liberal Party
(PLP) came to power in 1967.
The new government led by
Prime Minister Lynden Pin-
dling took away permanent
residents' right to work, mean-
ing Mr Carron had to apply
for permission to work at The


Roger Carron


Tribune every year.
One year permission was
delayed for so long he was tak-
en off The Tribune's payroll
and worked on a voluntary
basis, and Sir Etienne received
the message that if he contin-


ued to criticise the PLP gov-
ernment in his editorials, the
work permit would not be
issued.
His repeated applications
for residency with the right to
work and Bahamian citizen-


20%


OFF


ship went ignored and it was
not until the Free National
Movement (FNM) came to
power in 1992 that Mr Carron
received Bahamian residency
with the right to work. By that
time he had served the
Bahamas as a reporter, news
editor and managing editor of
The Tribune for 30 years and
paid some $36,000 in fees for
annual work permits.
Mr and Mrs Carron worked
tirelessly to put out the news-
paper every day, with barely a
moment to share a meal
together, and used the week-
ends to recover and rest for
the week ahead. They took no
vacations apart from the occa-
sional holiday weekend which
they would spend with their
son, and it was not until 1994
when Mr Carron avoided a
major heart attack that it
appeared stress was beginning
to take its toll.
He had started to suffer
from unusual pangs of indi-
gestion in October 1994, and
one month later a stress test
found he had two blocked
arteries. He was referred to a
heart surgeon at the Miami
Heart Institute where he had
open heart surgery and a quin-
tuple by-pass - five by-passes,
two arteries taken from the
chest, and three veins from his
left leg.
As he recovered over the

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next six months Mr Carron's
health was restored and he was
back on the golf course enjoy-
ing a new lease on life well into
his retirement.
Mr Carron was known to
love talking to people he came
across from all walks of life.
He cared for the wife and son
whom he loved deeply and of
whom he was extremely proud.
Bahamian tennis star Mark
Knowles said yesterday: "It is a
big loss for the Bahamian com-
munity. Mr Carron was always
the perfect gentleman. I will
remember him as a very caring
individual with a tremendous
interest in sports, especially
tennis.
"My thoughts and prayers
go out to his entire family."
Nassau Guardian journalist
Fred Sturrup added: "Roger
Carron was the very essence
of a print media professional.
His approach to the coverage
of news was fundamentally
sound.
"He believed always in a
balanced approach to report-
ing the news.
"In a very special way he
contributed immensely to the
growth of The Tribune and the
development of quality jour-
nalists through that medium.
"A quiet man, almost always
very reserved, Roger was a
humble and caring sort and
one willing to assist.
"His presence as a beacon
for traditional journalism will
be sorely missed."
Nassau Motor Company
operations manager Rick
Lowe was also saddened by
Mr Carron's death.
He said: "Mr Carron was
instrumental in helping create
The Tribune become the daily


newspaper we all enjoy today.
"What impressed me with
Mr. Carron was his willingness
to give others their say, no
matter what his personal opin-
ion was.
"Beyond his sense of fair-
ness, was his ethics. Always
above reproach, it was a plea-
sure to deal with him on a
business level.
"Once he shook your hand,
one had every confidence that
the deal was done as agreed.
"My thoughts also go out
to Mrs. Carron, who I'm sure
will miss her ever present part-
ner."
Senior Partner McKinney,
Bancroft and Hughes Brian
Moree said: "We need to
recognize that Roger himself,
apart from being extremely tal-
ented and able at what he was
doing, he had a way of captur-
ing the mood of the country, in
particular with Eileen demon-
strating the highest standards
of journalism.
"To some extent they have
been guardians of our democ-
racy in ensuring the freedom
of the press has not been cir-
cumscribed.
"In this country, he leaves a
legacy behind him not only of
journalism but of someone
who made a contribution to
the development of our coun-
try.
"While I'm sure it's of little
consolation to Eileen and the
family, they should moreover
know there was tremendous
admiration not only for the
work Roger Carron did but as
the man and principles and
values he stood for.
"He was a leading man in
his church and in society. He
will be very dearly missed."


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Haitian community
FROM page one

Haitian Churches Pastor Chere-
lus Exante's question towards the
phenomenon of illegal immi-
grants being deported without
any shoes or clothing.
Pastor Aleance felt Bahami-
an bishops present were uncom-
passionate and that some served
as negative agitators responding
that however immigrants arrive
in the Bahamas, that is how they
will leave. It was this attitude that
he felt detracted from an other-
wise open communication
between the Haitian pastors and
Minister McCartney.
Another key issue presented
was the revoking of work per-
mits of Haitians living in the
Bahamas for over ten years. Pas-
tor Aleance strongly believes dis-
crimination plays a huge part in
the decision to grant or deny per-
mits and that government is
unlawfully benefitting from those
individuals who pay national
insurance for over 20 years but
can never receive any benefits.
"Why so many people who
have work permits for over 20
years, 15 years, ten years, they've
been revoked their work permit
and asked to leave within 21 days
- it's an insult," said Pastor
Aleance.
"It's discrimination. How
come the people have paid so
many years of National Insur-
ance, they don't receive anything
and the government still asks
them in 21 days to leave the
country. What is the benefit? In
65 years time they should be able
to receive some benefit, this per-
son may be 45-50 and now you
tell them to return back. When
you send him back home- he has
to start all over, with nothing."
However, New Covenant
Baptist Church Bishop Simeon
Hall thought that the meeting
was very productive and led for
much needed discussion into the
roles of hatian religious leaders in
matters of illegal immigrants.
"The tone and tenor of the
meeting was very frank," admit-
ted Bishop Hall. "The two polls
perhaps that juxtaposed each
other was the fact that we want to
be humane but at the same time
we cannot break the law. How
do you find common ground
between those two extremes? I
think we did.
"I think what the minister tried
to do was make sure the pastors
recognized they had a sacred
duty to uphold the laws of the
Bahamas."
However, Pastor Aleance said
that this ideal, though parallel
with the church's view, at the
meeting connotated leniency and
perhaps subterfuge in the Haitian
churches, making them scape-
goats for the issue.
Pastor Aleance stressed that
the Haitian pastors fully support
the laws of the Bahamas and the
Ministry of Immigration's plea,
stating that their only contention
is and always will be the treat-
ment of immigrants.
"Twice a year we have a pro-
gram in Haiti where we go out
and we speak to the people about
the Bahamas," said Pastor
Aleance, "informing them on the
reality of living illegally in the
Bahamas and encouraging them
to respect the laws of the
Bahamas so as to build trust and
respect."
The minister has agreed to
attend a town meeting hosted by
the Haitian community and cur-
rently being planned for the end
of this month.

TOIC


Readers call for McCartney to



release detention centre report


READERS who took part
in tribune.242.com's latest
poll overwhelmingly agree
that Minister of State for
Immigration Branville
McCartney should release
the latest report on the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre.
Following reports of abuse
and terrible conditions at the
immigration holding facility,
Mr McCartney commis-
sioned a study by a team of
psychologists and social
workers. In June, he
promised to make the find-
ings public following a Cabi-
net review.
However last week the
minister announced he had
changed his mind, and would
not release the report
because he objects to The
Tribune's stories on the mat-
ter.
Of those who voted on
whether he should release the
report, 80 said he has a
responsibility to do so, while
15 thought it was up to gov-


eminent to decide what infor-
mation is made available to
the public.
Many who posted com-
ments on the matter said Mr
McCartney's reluctance sug-
gests the government has
something to hide. Some said
the controversy may damage
the minister's political aspi-
rations.
"Louima" said: "This is
more reason to believe all the


claims that detainees have
been throwing out about
abuse at Detention Centre.
A government that is going
to withhold information from
the public and media has
something to hide as far as I
am concerned."
"Felix Bethel" said: "Evi-
dently, the man is on a mis-
sion that must end with him
punching his own self-
destruct button."


"Joe Blow" observed:
"There's talk that Branville
McCartney has prime minis-
terial aspirations. Better get
that attitude and desire to
control the world in check if
you want to stand a chance,
mister minister."
"Runks" said: "We need
to just get rid of all these jok-
ers who don't know what
democracy means ... I won-
der what the almighty Hubert
has to say."
"A Brave man" added:
"Listen, this Branville is a
good man but he is a man
and he misspoke! He is a
young minister, give him a
chance to do some good.
Let's not shoot at him this
early in his career."
According to Manifesto
Victim, "Transparency is
something which must be


MIDWAY


approached with a degree of
objectivity. In this case the
minister may have acted
within the scope of minister-
ial discretion (though discre-
tion not in a legal sense under
his portfolio). However, an
incident which touches issues
such as international accept-
able standards for human
rights must be handled with
objectivity. The minister is
not wrong to withold this sort
of information from papers
and media. Media tends to
scandalise things.
"I think when he made a
comment on this matter he
fell down because he should
not have prejudiced himself
(or ambitions) with such a
comment. Now the Bahami-
an people have a right to
question him. He has made
himself accountable."


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US struggles to stop Taliban cash


WASHINGTON - The Taliban in
Afghanistan are running a sophisticated
financial network to pay for their insurgent
operations, raising hundreds of millions of
dollars from the illicit drug trade, kidnap-
pings, extortion and foreign donations that
American officials say they are struggling
to cut off.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban have imposed
an elaborate system to tax the cultivation,
processing and shipment of opium, as well as
other crops like wheat grown in the territo-
ry they control, American and Afghan offi-
cials say. In the Middle East, Taliban leaders
have sent fundraisers to Arab countries to
keep the insurgency's coffers brimming with
cash.
Estimates of the Taliban's annual revenue
vary widely. Proceeds from the illicit drug
trade alone range from $70 million to $400
million a year, according to Pentagon and
U.N. officials. By diversifying their revenue
stream beyond opium, the Taliban are suc-
cessfully confounding American and NATO
efforts to weaken the insurgency by cutting
off its economic lifelines, the officials say.
Despite efforts by the United States and
its allies in the last year to cripple the Tal-
iban's financing, using the military and intel-
ligence, American officials acknowledge they
barely made a dent.
"I don't believe we can significantly alter
their effectiveness by cutting off their mon-
ey right now," said Rep. Adam Smith, a
Washington state Democrat on the House
Intelligence and Armed Services Commit-
tees who traveled to Afghanistan and Pak-
istan last month. "I'm not saying we should-
n't try. It's just bigger and more complex
than we can effectively stop."
The Taliban's ability to raise money com-
plicates the Obama administration's deci-
sion to deploy more U.S. troops to
Afghanistan. It is unclear, for example,
whether the deployment of 10,000 Marines
over the summer to Helmand province, the
heart of the opium production, will have a
sustaining impact on the insurgency's cash
flow. And American officials are debating
whether cracking down on the drug trade
will anger farmers dependent on it for their
livelihood.
But even if the United States and its allies
were able to stanch the money flow, it is not
clear how much impact it would have. It
does not cost much to train, equip and pay


for the insurgency in impoverished
Afghanistan - fighters typically earn $200 to
$500 a month - and to bribe local Afghan
security and government officials.
"Their operations are so inexpensive that
they can be continued indefinitely even with
locally generated resources such as small
businesses and donations," said Kenneth
Katzman, a Middle East specialist at the
Congressional Research Service and a for-
mer analyst of the region at the CIA.
American officials say that they have been
surprised to learn in recent months that for-
eign donations, rather than opium, are the
single largest source of cash for theM8iiban.
"In the past there was a kind of a feeling
that the money all came from drugs in
Afghanistan," Richard C. Holbrooke, the
administration's special representative for
Afghanistan and Pakistan, said in June.
"That is simply not true."
Supporting this view, in his Aug. 30 strate-
gic assessment, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal,
the top NATO commander in Afghanistan,
voiced skepticism that clamping down on
the opium trade would crimp the Taliban's
overall finances.
"Eliminating insurgent access to narco-
profits - even if possible, and while dis-
ruptive - would not destroy their ability to
operate so long as other funding sources
remained intact," McChrystal said.
The CIA recently estimated in a classi-
fied report that Taliban leaders and their
associates had received $106 million in the
past year from donors outside Afghanistan,
a figure first reported last month by The
Washington Post. Private citizens from Sau-
di Arabia, Pakistan, Iran and some Persian
Gulf nations are the largest individual con-
tributors, an American counterterrorism
official said.
Top American intelligence officials and
diplomats say there is no evidence so far
that the governments of Saudi Arabia, the
United Arab Emirates or other Persian Gulf
states are providing direct aid to the Afghan
insurgency.
But American intelligence officials say
they suspect that Pakistani intelligence oper-
atives continue to give some financial aid
to the Afghan Taliban, a practice the Pak-
istani government denies.
(This article is by Eric Schmitt
c.2009 New York Times News Service)


Are we heading




for a traffic




nightmare?


EDITOR, The Tribune.

OVER the past few days I
have been looking after a
friend's home off West Bay
Street and I never thought the
traffic was nearly as bad as
the Eastern Road, but glory
be it is and worse still, there is
a lot of very dangerous fast
driving, rushing to go
nowhere.
I just can't imagine what it
will be like if the Arawak Cay
Container Port proceeds.
Why can't the experts realise
that we need a major new
arterial access from the east
through the area just south of
the arch and Government
House to the other side of
Chippingham? Even one lane
wide would reduce the traf-


fic enormously.
Why does all the traffic
from Atlantis going back to
the airport still turn right at
the light on Shirley and con-
gest downtown is beyond me?
Editor - Government has
a full scale PR campaign run-
ning on television with the
Arawak Cay engineers on
film - I really would like to
ask the Consultant Knowles
has he really a care in the
world if every resident
between Arawak Cay and
Gladstone Road has their per-
sonal tranquility, environment


disturbed and made impossi-
ble to live with?
It is obvious the Member
of Parliament for Killarney
doesn't as you don't hear a
squeak out of him on any-
thing except his so emotional
speech on the new Drug Bill
when drugs were free anyway
if you have the time to wait
and if they are available from
PMH Pharmacy! Editor, we
really need recall of Members
of Parliament when you have
so many impotent MPs who
are unable to support their
constituents even when Cabi-
net Ministers on the smallest
of issues.

W KNOWLES
Nassau,
October 2, 2009.


Is Perry Christie for real?


EDITOR, The Tribune.

I have known the former
Prime Minister, the Rt Hon
Perry Gladstone Christie
(PLP-Farm Road) for all of
my adult life. In fact, he was a
senior at the University of
London while I was a junior
(St Mary's College). We both
graduated with degrees in the
law and the rest is history.
Even then, I never held him
in high regard insofar as overt
intelligence and speaking
capabilities were concerned.
He appears to be a good and
decent man but having close-
ly observed all of our front


line political leaders over the
past generation, I am per-
suaded that he is more bluster
than reality.
His recent tirades on tele-
vision and a radio show are
illustrative, in my view, of his
myopic style of leadership.
What did he mean by reper-
cussions and what did he
mean by stating that all who
opposed him would have to
leave the PLP if they all lost?
I do not support the thrust
of Paul Moss' Don Quixotic
challenge but I do support his
inherent and God-given right
to challenge Christie or any
one else for any public office


in this nation, inclusive of
leadership of the iconic Pro-
gressive Liberal Party.
Christie's legendary arro-
gance is now being worn on
his sleeves.
Worried about political
pygmies?
What next? Chick Charney
and the small man in the
green suit?
Get real brother Christie,
or leave it alone. To God
then, in all things, be the glo-
ry.

ORTLAND H BODIE Jr
Nassau,
October 15, 2009.


Ringplay Productions does what Government cannot


EDITOR, The Tribune.


My heartiest congratulations go out to Ring-
play Productions for their foresight and imagi-
nation in getting the Shakespeare in Paradise
Annual Festival off to a roaring start this past
week.
Maybe if they had been on board, we as a
nation would not have been embarrassed by our
government's decision to cancel the hosting of
CARIFESTA (not just once, mind you, but
twice!). Just goes to show you that all it takes is a
desire to make it happen. Kudos goes to Dr Nico-
lette Bethel, Philip A Burrows, David Burrows
and everyone else involved for their deep and
abiding love of the arts and their ability to take a
dream and turn it into reality.


Dear Minister of Culture, I hope you sat up
and took notice. Culture in the Bahamas is alive
and well, and roaring its way into the history
books in this part of the world.
The question is - are you along for the ride?
Get on board before you are upstaged on the
world arena by a tiny, dedicated group of artists
- oops, I think that has just happened!
Don't make the mistake of being left behind
again, sir! I urge you to throw your support
behind these talented individuals and walk into
the history books alongside them.


TAMMY ALI
Nassau,
October 10, 2009.


Does even what we eat have to be a white and black thing?


EDITOR, The Tribune.
Please allow me to comment
on Capt Bain's letter dated
October, 2009.
I would like to know where
he got his data that white peo-
ple only eat imported food. I'm
really disappointed that now
even what we eat has to be a
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we were all Bahamians or does
he think all white people here
are foreigners. I guess we as a
nation will never get over this.
My white family has roots dat-
ing back almost two hundred
years in the Bahamas and like
everyone else farmed and
fished.
I still prefer to go out fish-
ing and eat fresh seafood rather
than imported food and also
grow most of my vegetables in
my own garden. I think he is
the one who is misconceived
about turtle banning. It's called
conservation.
This way there may still be
some left for future genera-


tions. When my friends and I
go fishing we never take from
the ocean more than we need
for ourselves and family, unlike
some other people we witness
when we're out taking as much
as they can stuff into every part
of their boats.
We need to get rid of this all
for me now attitude. And by
the way take a look around
there are plenty Bahamians
black and white eating stew
beef, jerk pork, barbecued ribs
and yes even steak.


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PLP Senator elected

president of global

women's organisation
PLP Senator Allyson May-
nard Gibson has been elected
president of a global women's
organisation.
The former Attorney General,
ex-MP for Pinewood and current
leader of opposition business in
the Senate will serve as Presi-
dent of the International Wom-
en's Forum for a two-year term.
Attorney Mrs Maynard Gib-
son, who recently gave evidence
in the recent attempted extor-
tion trial of former Senator Pleas-
ant Bridgwater and medical tech-
nician Taurino Lightbourne, held
the post of vice president of the
women's networking organisa-
tion up until taking the top role.
According to its website, the
IWF is a "global organisation of
preeminent women of significant
and diverse achievement" which
brings such people together
"across national and interna-
tional boundaries to share knowl-
edge and ideas, to enrich other's
lives and to provide and network
of support and exert influence".
In this way, it works to
advance "women's leadership
across careers, cultures and con-
tinents."
The 25-year-old IWF's mem-
bers include former prime min-
isters, supreme court justices,
governors, bank CEOS, nobel
laureates, astronauts and news
correspondents, among others.


GB Police launch

Operation Grinch
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police have launched
Operation Grinch, significantly
increasing police presence
throughout the island for the
upcoming Christmas season.
Assistant Superintendent
Emrick Seymour announced at
Police Headquarters that there
will be increased mobile patrols
on the streets of Grand Bahama,
beginning today.
He noted that 24-hour patrols
will be implemented, in addi-
tion to the regular patrols
already in place in various divi-
sions on the island.
In anticipation of the busy
Christmas season, Mr Seymour
said the police want to ensure
that residents, visitors, and busi-
ness persons have a safe and
peaceful holiday season.
"As we approach the climax
of this year and the Christmas
holiday season, we are cognizant
of all the possible challenges
with which it brings.
"It is the mandate of the offi-
cers on this operation to be
relentless and deal swiftly with
any and all acts of criminality.
And so, we serve notice now for
anyone who deliberately sets out
to break the law that 'Opera-
tion Grinch 'will be there to get
you," warned ASP Seymour.


Support grows for campaign



to improve govt dog pound


By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net


A CAMPAIGN to improve condi-
tions at the government's controversial
dog pound is gaining support with a
public meeting and radio talk show on
the subject.
Bahamas Humane Society president
Kim Aranha spoke out about the
deplorable conditions at the pound -
whih were exclusively revealed in The
Tribune - on Island FM yesterday. She
called on Bahamians to take better care
for their animals in order to stop the
continuous cycle of capturing and killing
of wandering dogs carried out by the
Canine Control Unit every week.
Her appearance on Patty Roker's
radio show, along with Bahamas
Humane Society staff member Natalia
Nunez, came after the not-for-proft
charity hosted a public meeting last
week.
Concern over conditions at the pound
were raised after The Tribune published
a letter from a 14-year-old boy who told
of the horrors he witnessed on a visit to
the facility with dog trainer Devlyn
Stubbs of Stubsdale Dog Care Centre,
including seeing a dead dog locked in a


THE TRIBUNE revealed the conditions in
the dog pound.
kennel with a live one.
As one of around 30 people who
attended the meeting, Mr Stubbs said
his greatest concern was the fact there
was no one on the property with keys
for the kennels.


The allegations led to the formation
of an activist group on social networking
site Facebook which now has nearly 600
members and after several requests, The
Tribune was invited to tour the facility
on October 9.
On the same day, the Humane Soci-
ety was given an open invitation to the
government dog pound in the Botanic
Gardens, Chippingham, to select ani-
mals fit for adoption, and a pit bull pot-
cake, Poundcake, was saved.
Until then, the Humane Society next
door to the dog pound had little involve-
ment with the Canine Control Unit
operated by the Ministry of Agricul-
ture and Marine Resources.
Ms Aranha said: "We are now going
to work together. We are going to try to
home more and more of the dogs that
come in and what we want to do is make
it so the pound is not really necessary
because there won't be more and more
dogs to pick up. It's really in the peo-
ple's hands."
The unit picks up around 50 wander-
ing dogs in traps across New Providence
every week, and kills the animals at the
pound within four days. Their carcasses
are collected every Friday morning by
the Environmental Health Department,
for another 50 dogs to be picked up and


killed the following week.
However, Mrs Aranha said this is not
solving the problem.
She emphasised the need for legisla-
tion to ensure pets are spayed and
neutered, to keep their populations
under control, and to ensure responsible
animal ownership.
Mrs Aranha said: "The picking up of
dogs is not going to cure the problem,
what's going to cure the problem is get-
ting the animals spayed and neutered,
keeping dogs in your yard, and if you
want it to have puppies, you must find
homes for those puppies and then have
it spayed.
"It's a people problem, it's not an
animal problem."
Ms Aranha encouraged animal own-
ers who want to surrender their pets to
call the Humane Society so they can be
adopted, rather than calling the pound,
where they will be euthanised.
Ms Aranha is concerned the dogs are
not sedated before they are put to sleep
because of the extra cost of sedatives.
To get involved in the campaign log
on to www.facebook.com and join the
group 'For a more humane Bahamas
government dog pound'.
Or email your concerns to
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net.


Call for protection for teachers falsely accused by students


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A teacher
who was falsely accused of sex-
ual molestation on Grand
Bahama said legislation is need-
ed to protect innocent teachers
who have been falsely accused
by students.
Rev Edward Buchanan- one
of three teachers who was
removed at the Eight Mile
Rock High School following
allegations of molestation - said
teaching has now become a
"dangerous profession" in the
Bahamas.
He is calling for the creation
of a Teachers Protection Act
to exonerate and protect the
constitutional rights of innocent
teachers.
"When students make false
accusations they should be
ordered to take a polygraph
test. After all, it would be erro-
neous to believe that children
never lie, especially when they
are being manipulated by evil
adults," Mr Buchanan said.
Sexual molestation allega-
tions first broke in January
when two former male students
at the Eight Mile Rock High
School claimed that they were
molested by their teacher,
Andre Birbal.
Birbal, 46, is wanted by
police for questioning in con-
nection with unnatural sexual
intercourse. He is currently
awaiting extradition from the
United States after fleeing the


Banamas in Frebruary.
Although Mr Buchanan was
also taken into custody for
questioning in connection with
allegations that he had a sexual
relationship with a female stu-
dent, he was released by police
and no charges were filed
against him.
Police have not yet conclud-
ed its investigations concerning
a female teacher at EMRHS
who was also accused of hav-
ing sexual relations with a male
student.
Mr Buchanan said persons
who are in close contact with
children are susceptible to false
accusations.
He noted that school admin-
istrators, social workers, coun-
selors, and law enforcement
agencies must not be biased in
their dealings because they are
employed by the government.
The teacher warned that chil-
dren can be influenced by their


peers and others to make false
accusations against teachers,
knowing that they can claim
sexual assault or molestation
without having to provide any
substantial evidence.
Mr Buchanan said that prop-
er care and concern demon-
strated by teachers toward stu-
dents should not be confused
as a sexual relationship or iden-
tified as a boundary violation.
He expressed concern about
the possible involvement of
school board officials who
encourage children to make
false allegations.
"Parents have a responsibili-
ty not to allow their children to
be manipulated by...individu-
als who use children to promote
their future agenda," said Mr
Buchanan.
Mr Buchanan believes that
children claiming sexual
molestation should be subject


to, or required to undergo a
comprehensive screening
process in the presence of their
parents.
"In today's society it is no
longer enough to believe what a
child says. Teachers have rights
too and their rights must not
be violated by the immature
creative imaginations of stu-
dents," he said.
"What penalty should stu-
dents face for presenting false
information? What punishment
should they receive for their
deceit and dishonest actions?
"Is it okay for them to have
crushes and report pernicious
fantasies just because they are
children?
Mr Buchanan believes that
the Bahamas Union of Teach-
ers and Department of Educa-
tion should support a Teachers
Protection Act.
The Ministry of Education


has implemented new measures
regarding its hiring practices by
having all teachers vetted by
police. Safety committees com-
prising of administrators, teach-
ers, students, and parents are
established at all school in the
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FROM page one
blamed the current administration for
increased crime, joblessness and other
ills.
He thus promised to "work with all the
PLP standard bearers leading up to the
ensuing election to ensure victory and
thereafter return to my life of retirement."
Making his announcement while
appearing as a guest on Island FM radio's
Parliament Street talk show, the combat-
ive veteran politician - a former Cabinet
minister in the Progressive Liberal Party
and MP for 25 years - had "admonition
and encouragement" from others to enter
the race.
Mr Roberts added that he supports Mr
Christie as leader of the party, but has
yet to make his mind up who he would
like to see become Deputy Leader of the
party at the upcoming convention on
October 21 to 23.
His announcement is in stark contrast
to his position earlier last year, when he
outright denied any intention to enter the
PLP Chairmanship race, telling The Tri-
bune the answer was "definitely no" when
asked whether he had commissioned or
approved emails circulating in February
2008 calling for "Bradley Roberts for
National Chairman."
Mr Roberts formally stood down from
front line politics prior to the May 2007
election, choosing not to contest his Bain


Bradley Roberts
and Grants Town seat again.
However, he has remained a strong
critic of the government and in recent
times has made numerous public address-
es railing against what he says is the
deplorable conditions that exists in
Bahamian society today under the FNM
government.
Yesterday he said that "for more than a
year he has been strongly encouraged by
stalwart councillors and party supporters
around The Bahamas to again run for the
post of national chairman of the PLP."
He said that his decision "to allow (his)
name to be placed in nomination" was
made "after much prayer, consultation
and consideration."
Meanwhile, he noted that it was he who
was chairman of the party when the PLP
won the government in the May 2002
election. He emphatically denied any
intention to run for a seat in parliament
again.
"I want to make it crystal clear...that
those days are over," he said, adding that
he felt that being an MP - as Ms Hanna
Martin is - and a chairman at the same
time is an "onerous" task.
Including Mr Roberts, there are now
four people challenging Ms Hanna Martin
for the Chairmanship: Mr Roberts, former
MP Keod Smith, current national


vicechairman Kenred
Dorsett and Ricardo
Smith.
When it was put to
him that he has
"pulled the carpet out
from under" Mr
Dorsett after having
it appear that he
backed the vice chair-
man for the post he
now wishes to obtain,
Mr Roberts shot
back.
"I attended all of
the launches of those
who extended the invitation to go. I did. I
am a senior PLP member and I gave sup-
port," he said.
However, he added that he feels Mr
Dorsett would make a better MP than
party chairman.
"I think he would do a fine job. He has
the interests of Bahamians at heart. I
would like to see Ken utilise his time in
focusing on the constituency rather than
being consumed with interests of party,"
said Mr Roberts.
He denied that he may be too old for
the job or that as a senior member of the
party who has retired from front line pol-
itics only to then return to challenge a
younger member for a party post, he is
unfairly taking opportunities from the
next generation of PLPs.


FROM page one
veys issued a letter to both of the
Thompsons advising them that the
government has approved their fif-
teen acre application in the vicinity
of Deep Creek, South Eleuthera
for agricultural usage. The land was
approved on a 21-year renewable
lease at the price of $525 per year.
However, the major concern
amongst sources within the Depart-
ment of Lands and Surveys is that
Mr Ronald Thompson was the per-
manent secretary for this depart-
ment at the time that these applica-
tions were being speedily approved
through the system - bypassing oth-
ers who have had to wait years, even
decades to get a response from the
department. While proclaiming his
innocence from any sort of nepo-
tism over the matter, Mr Thomp-
son told The Tribune in an earlier
interview that the application raised
no concerns in his eyes.
"My brother has been farming in
Deep Creek, Eleuthera, for a num-
ber of years and he applied for some
land to do some farming. It is not a
grant, it is a lease of land. And any-


body can apply for leases of land,"
Mr Thompson said.
While The Tribune understands
that the lease for this land has yet to
be granted outright, sources within
the department suggest that the
property was already being occu-
pied and worked on since July of
2005. In fact, in a survey plan
obtained by this daily of the prop-
erty, the area encompasses some
30.697 acres, and not the 15 that Mr
Thompson has defended.
With the issue of crown land
sparking such an uproar and debate
throughout the country, the House
of Assembly has appointed a Select
Committee which will be meeting
again this morning to investigate all
issues relating to the disposition of
crown land.
This committee has heard from
the former director of Lands, Tex
Turnquest, who was forced to resign
from his post after he failed to give a
sufficient answer to the Prime Min-
ister as to why his relatives were
able to secure four beachfront
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police officer.
She and her relatives were part of a group of
nine, who, along with their tour guide, were
standing on the Queen's Staircase on the morn-
ing of Sunday, October 11. Having left their
Carnival "Glory" cruise ship that morning,
they wanted to see the sights.
However, moments after ascending the steps
they were approached by two men who took
their cash and jewellery while threatening them
with a gun. According to the tourist, after the
robbery occurred and police were called, an
unmarked car attended the scene - which they
later discovered to be a police car.
A man emerged wearing "a wife beater
(vest), cargo shorts, flip flops and aviators,
holding what looked like a hunting rifle."
The man did exactly as their assailants had
done - walking behind them with the gun with-
out saying a word or identifying himself as a
police officer, claimed Ms Greer.
"I was legitimately scared when he pulled up.
I thought 'Oh my god, is this gonna happen
again."
Luckily, a uniformed officer appeared on
the scene moments later and made it known
that the shotgun-toting man was a plain clothes
officer.
"It was so odd," said Ms Greer. "He never
said anything to us."
The visitor, who had cash and jewellery tak-
en from her by the two men, who appeared to
be in their twenties and were not masked -
except for a white handkerchief one held to his
face - said she was shocked when officers made
no immediate attempt to determine where the


Tourist criticises
men may have fled to.
"No one made an attempt to go after them.
I just thought it was so strange," said Ms Greer.
This was just one of several "mind blow-
ing" moments for the tourist, her relatives, and
the rest of their tour group.
Upon being transported to a local station,
believed to be Central Police station on East
Street, the woman told of how the group were
being addressed by an officer in an office at the
station when a woman snuck into the room
and started dialling a number using the office
phone.
Moments later, the officer saw her and began
shouting angrily to another officer to "get her
back in the cell" - giving the group the impres-
sion the woman was supposed to have been in
custody at the time but had escaped.
"It was chaotic, just unbelievable," said the
29-year-old.
And although her sister had managed to
hide a camera on which she realized she had a
photograph of one of the two men during the
robbery, police at the station did not have the
basic equipment to extract the image from the
camera. This resulted in Ms Greer and her sis-
ter having to take a 45-minute trip to another
station where they were able to obtain the
image for police records.
They were then shown what the tourist
described as "grainy, xerox photocopies of mug
shots of different people" and asked if they
could pin point any of them as their assailants.
However, Ms Greer claimed the quality of
the images was so poor that the exercise was of


no use at all. "You couldn't see any detail," she
claimed.
She said she felt like officers were asking
the group ,k J.-I questions" about the
images, almost asking her to identify the people
in the photos as the thieves.
"I didn't think they would lead us on so
much. They were saying stuff like, 'Don't you
think he looks a little bit like that guy right
there? You're pretty much saying you want
me to say it's that guy," said Ms Greer.
While she said she does not believe their
victimisation by the thieves is representative of
most tourist's experience in The Bahamas and
could have been simply a matter of being "in
the wrong place at the wrong time" the ordeal
and their subsequent experience with the police
left she and her relatives "exhausted."
"They said to us that if the case goes to trial
we'll be invited back at the government's
expense to attend, but my sister said 'Count me
out!'," said the visitor.

Jitney attack

FROM page one
have smashed a jitney full of passengers on
Blue Hill Road, leaving the group in fear for
their lives.
The two men were reported to have
jumped out of a 21A bus and broke win-
dows on the other 21A bus with a hammer,
showering terrified passengers with broken
glass.
Passengers reported hearing gunshots,
however, police said there was no evidence
of gunshot damage to the vehicle.


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Obama's Nobel Prize: The 1




stupidity of political bigotry


BY SIR RONALD
SANDERS


(The writer is a Consultant and
former Caribbean diplomat)


did not ask for
the Nobel Peace
Prize and he was
probably the most shocked per-
son to learn that it had been
awarded to him.
He certainly made no secret
of his surprise at the news.
And, he was dignified and hum-
ble in publicly saying that he
didn't feel that he deserved to
be "in the company of so many
of the transformative figures
who've been honoured by this
prize - men and women
who've inspired me and
inspired the entire world
through their courageous pur-
suit of peace".
In selecting Obama, the
Nobel Prize Committee said:
"Only very rarely has a person
to the same extent as Obama
captured the world's attention
and given its people hope for
a better future". Few, except
Obama's bitterest antagonists
in the US Republican Party and
right wing groups would deny
that statement.
The Committee also justified
awarding the Prize to Obama
by saying it "attached special
importance to Obama's vision
of, and work for, a world with-
out nuclear weapons". That,
too, is true. Obama could not
be any clearer on this issue.
I part company with the
Committee in its prospective
explanation that "as President
(Obama) created a new climate
in international politics. Multi-
lateral diplomacy has regained
a central position, with empha-
sis on the role that the United
Nations and other internation-
al institutions can play". This
latter assertion is left to be seen.
From a Caribbean stand-
point, his desire for multilater-
al diplomacy - rather than the
enforcement of a US position -
is yet to be tested and will be
judged on the readiness of his
administration to include
Caribbean governments direct-
ly in: addressing the economic
development needs of the area
through bilateral assistance and
the mobilization of resources


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WORLD VIEW


from the international financial
institutions such as the IMF and
World Bank; reviewing US pol-
icy on the deportation of crim-
inals; reassessing and re-mod-
eling the anti-drug trafficking
programme in the area; and
fashioning machinery that will
allow Caribbean financial ser-
vices to continue to compete in
the global market place, partic-
ularly in relation to US busi-
nesses. On this, judgment of
Obama's willingness to engage
even the smallest of nations in
multilateral decision-making
has to be withheld.
But, whatever reservations
may be harboured by non-
Americans about the early
award of the Peace Prize to
Obama, two things cannot be
denied. First, the Nobel Prize
Committee is right in its assess-
ment that Obama has captured
the world's attention and given
people of many nations cause
to hope for a better future.
And, second, he has been
awarded the prize without seek-
ing it.
In this regard, Barack Oba-
ma is far above reproach. His
declaration that he did not feel
he deserved to be in the com-
pany of the notable persons


who preceded him also marked
him as a special human being.
Every citizen of the United
States of America should have
rejoiced in the selection of one
of their own for the Prize, espe-
cially coming after a period in
which its government's policies
and practices estranged the US
from most of the rest of the
world and created deep resent-
ment of Americans as a nation.
Americans of every stripe
should have been delighted that
their country had returned to
a place of global honour.
And, it is worth saying that
while the period before Oba-
ma was particularly awful under
the administration of George
W Bush, the previous Bill Clin-
ton government was not with-
out its flaws.

Resentment
Any who would question my
observation of the Clinton gov-
ernment should look at the
number of routine air strikes in
Afghanistan that killed many
innocent people and spurred
deep resentment.
For the Caribbean, the dis-
location of banana farmers
from their preferential market
in the European Union was a
direct result of the Clinton
administration's decision to act
in the World Trade Organiza-
tion for US multinational com-
panies that were banana plan-
tation owners in Latin America
as well as financial contributors
to the Clinton presidential cam-
paign. It was also under the
Clinton administration that the
US took a hawkish position in
the Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development
(OECD) that blacklisted sev-
eral Caribbean jurisdictions
over financial services. Many
never recovered.
There is no doubt that no
one person in US history has
done more to improve global
attitudes to the US than Barack
Obama. The American people


purged themselves when the
majority of them elected him
President for the content of his
character above the colour of
his skin, and for recognizing
that he had a quality in his rea-
soning and his aspirations that
was inspiring and believable.
But, instead of applauding
Obama's appreciation by a
prestigious body that has hon-
oured human achievement and
ambition for over a century,
Republicans and right-wing
groups in the United States
denigrated it.
Fox News called the Nobel
Prize "tainted" and one com-
mentator wallowed in the gut-
ter to ask if the Prize Commit-
tee was pursuing "a policy of
affirmative action" - in other
words Obama got the Prize
because he is black. The ridicu-
lousness of the last comment is
evidenced by the people who
have won the Peace Prize in
modern times. For the most
part, they are not white and at
least three of them are black -
Nelson Mandela, Desmond
Tutu and Martin Luther King.
These same groups cheered,
celebrated, and rejoiced when
their own country lost its bid
to host the 2016 Olympics sim-
ply because Obama joined the
effort to convince the Olympic
Committee to choose Chicago.
How sick is that?
As a non-American, wary of
the tendency for big powers to
overlook the human value of
small countries and their ten-
dency to marginalise weak
nations in pursuit of their own
interests, I have to hope that, in
awarding the Nobel Peace Prize
to Obama so early in his Presi-
dency, the objective of the
Committee was to hold him to
the values that he has espoused
and encourage him to live up
to them.
But, those Americans who
maligned this unsought honour
to one of their own should be
ashamed of their deplorable
behaviour. The awful spectacle
to the world of their bigotry on
this particular issue lost them
respect and was nothing short
of stupid.
Responses to, and previous
commentaries, at: www.sir-
ronaldsanders. co rm
sanders.com/>


Bahamas welcomes OAS Secretary General on first visit


Secretary General of the
Organisation of American
States (OAS), Jose Miguel
Insulza, made an Official Visit
to The Bahamas from October
15 to 16, 2009, to discuss mat-
ters relating to tourism and
trade in the Americas.
It was his first official visit
here. He met with Governor-
General His Excellency Arthur
Hanna, Prime Minister the Rt
Hon Hubert Ingraham; Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs the Hon Brent
Symonette; and Leader of the
Opposition the Rt Hon Perry G
Christie.
The Bahamas has endorsed
Mr Insulza's candidacy for a
second five-year term as OAS
Secretary General. Elections
are to be called by May 2010.
Prime Minister Ingraham
spoke to the relationship
between The Bahamas and the
OAS and pledged support in a
number of initiatives being
undertaken by the 35-member
body."We have had and con-
tinue to have an excellent rela-
tionship with the OAS," he
said. "We are pleased that some
of our nationals were given
opportunities to work at the
OAS and many Bahamians
have benefited from the schol-


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arships, which you offer. We
continue to play an active role."
He said that The Bahamas
"was happy" with the role the
OAS is playing regarding
reports of human rights viola-
tion in Honduras. The Prime
Minister also pledged The
Bahamas' support in the
upcoming general elections in
St Kitts and Nevis.
"We are happy with what
you are doing with the Hon-
duran situation and we accept
that your support for the elec-
tion process in St Kitts is going
to be important," said the
Prime Minister. "We are appre-
ciative of your desire and atten-
tion to help with the supervi-
sion and monitoring of those
elections. Also, we are delight-
ed to publicly declare our sup-
port for your candidacy as sec-
retary general in the OAS."


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Mr Insulza, 66, a lawyer, was
born in Chile. He was elected
OAS Secretary General on
May 2, 2005.
At a press conference at the
Cabinet Office, Minister of For-
eign Affairs the Hon Brent
Symonette said it was a plea-
sure to welcome Mr Insulza to
The Bahamas, and was looking
forward to continued coopera-
tion during his next term.
Mr Insulza thanked The
Bahamas for its support, "espe-
cially during these very impor-
tant moments" for the region.
"We have been discussing
some of the issues pending in
the region - crisis in some coun-
tries and upcoming elections in
some others," he said. "The
Bahamas is a very important
member of our organisation.
We think there is a lot of space
to do a lot of new things."


OAS SECRETARY GENERAL,
Jose Miguel Insulza is pictured
(left) at the Cabinet Office with
Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette.


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The PLP catfight


the hottest event in town


By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com


There were some comments
made in Friday's column, 'Oba-
ma richly deserved Nobel Peace
Prize', that were intended as a
springboard for the article. How-
ever, .,.n- .r1, an error in trans-
mission, accreditation for the
comments was omitted. The
comments of which Ispeak were
made by Washington-based
Time writer Massimo Calibresi.
I spotted the error at about 2
o'clock Friday morning, when
The Tribune had long gone to
press. I apologise to my readers
for the mistake.


This week's PLP
convention is
expected to be
great political the-
atre and primetime drama with
more mudslinging than a mon-
soon. Undoubtedly, the con-
vention floor is expected to be
the site of rowdy politicking, the
spillage of political blood and
likely the 21st century's very
own 'Night of the Long Knives.'
Earlier this week, a friend
and I discussed acquiring tickets
to the PLP's catfight which will
no doubt be the hottest event
in town.
Bahamians should expect the
leadership melee to intensify as
the time draws near, with last
minute backdoor deals/promis-
es and a flurry of tacky, image-
moulding press appearances in
order. As I write today, I can
imagine the mad dashes across
the convention floor by candi-
dates as they jockey to engage
as much of the losers supporters
as possible after each round of
voting-all in a desperate bid
to attain the 51 per cent needed
to win the post sought after.
PLP stalwart councillors and
delegates must know that
amidst the hype and internal
warfare, now is their chance to
reject the same old stale politi-
cal arguments that are immate-
rial today, uproot some within
their ranks who have behaved
like broken buffoons since the
party's electoral defeat, snub
those egocentric and self pro-
moters vying for top posts, sub-
due all odds of a mutiny while


patching the holes in the hull of
a sinking political ship (SS PLP)
and save their party from the
brink of political impotency.
The PLP is fractured and
already in a state of disarray, so
it's possible that as they engage
in what will unquestionably be a
cannibalizing civil war this con-
vention-as is seen with nearly
all inter-party face-offs around
the world-they will emerge
with a way forward and move to
completely overhauling the par-
ty, while ridding that historic
political organization of those
shallow and empty headed
occupants of frontline posts
(Parliamentary and party posts),
ridding the party of those per-
petual tail wagers, corrupt nin-
compoops and albatrosses who
have, in the past, cost them so
dearly.
As Sir Arthur Foulkes, in his
awe-inspiring tribute to Sir
Clement Maynard, so rightly
put it:
"Politics, that most noble of
professions, can sometimes,
descend into something
approaching savagery. And it
seems that there is no greater


fury in the political arena as
when colleagues turn on each
other."
Both the PLP and the FNM
need to engage in a compre-
hensive house cleaning exercise
when reviewing candidates-
including incumbents-seeking
nominations, while consistent-
ly recruiting better candidates
and rebuilding the parties.
There is a need for truthful
voices amidst the cancerous pit
of sleaze and dishonesty with
which Bahamian politics/soci-
ety is rapidly becoming synony-
mous. In 2007, the PLP was jilt-
ed by voters who were fed-up
with chronic corruption, inde-
cision and their failure to deliv-
er economic and social initia-
tives/projects in a timely man-
ner. Since the party's electoral
defeat, the PLP has adopted a
modus operandi that is a self-
destructive shadow of its once
looming stature.
It has been alleged that in
the lead up to the convention,
some delegates and stalwarts
have received financial incen-
tives for their votes-much
needed by some desperate for


TODAY, I wish to express my heart-felt condolences
to Tribune Publisher Mrs Eileen Carron and her son
Robert on the passing of Mr Roger Carron, husband and
father, early yesterday morning.
I have called the Carron homestead on many occa-
sions-mostly in search of Mrs Carron and/or returning
a call - and held frank conversations with Mr Carron
whose views on certain social and political issues were
candid and unambiguous.
Mr Carron was the bedrock of the Carron house-
hold, a respected newsman and a class act. My family
and I will keep the Carron family in our prayers as they
go through this period of bereavement.


cash during these tough eco-
nomic times.
This week's convention will
feature contenders and a few
pretenders-all fervently trying
to galvanize support from the
party stalwarts/delegates, some
no doubt employing Brutus' tac-
tics and stabbing each other in
the back with sharpened politi-
cal knives.
Frankly, certain persons con-
testing positions throughout the
party could not realistically
serve as effective backups to
Bozo, the clown!
The PLPs challenging cur-
rent leader and former PM Per-
ry Christie are Paul Moss, Dr
Bernard Nottage and, there
have been rumblings that Fred
Mitchell will also enter the race
for the top spot. Presently con-
testing the open deputy leader
post are Obie Wilchcombe,
Philip "Brave" Davis and
Jerome Fitzgerald. There has
also been challenges mounted
against party chairman Glenys
Hanna-Martin by ousted MP
Keod Smith, deputy party chair-
man Ken Dorsette and peren-
nial protester Ricardo Smith-
with speculation that party
behemoth-Bradley Roberts-
might enter the race at conven-
tion.

Cremation

Former Prime Minister and
party leader Perry Christie is a
man who, in 2005, promised to
"cremate" current Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham during
the 2007 general election but
instead suffered a nightmare
then and seems to be on the
verge of a cremation by mem-
bers of his own party. For Mr
Christie-who dithered for a
considerable portion of his term
as PM and seemingly turned a
blind eye to the scandals and
accusations of nasty goings-on
that plagued his administra-
tion-it must be tough living in
Sir Lynden Pindling's all encom-
passing shadow.
It appears that, while Mr
Christie (Kool PC) is a decent
man, he took a disengaged
approach to governance, giving
off the perception that scandals
and signs of indecision may
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and gravely hurt his chances of
being reinstated as party leader.
Mr Christie was a literal disaster
as the leader, being seen as too
forgiving of the transgressions of
his colleagues, running a rud-
derless Cabinet where ministers
reigned supreme over their own
fiefdoms and embarrassed the
country, and mockingly being
referred to as Perry "Promise-a-
lot" Christie or Perry "Talk-a-
lot" Christie.
Admittedly, Mr Christie con-
tinues to have widespread
appeal and is a fancy talker
whose oratorical delivery and
passionate conjecture sounds so
good that sometimes I find
myself feeling keyed up by his
style-that is, until I rationally
decipher what he is really saying
in some of his convoluted talka-
thons (don't get me wrong,
many times he makes great
sense). Mr Christie does appear
to be a nice man, who is today
being challenged by persons he
protected and stood up for. The
PLP leader's biggest draw-
back-in our political culture-
is that no one seems to fear him.
Surely, as more and more chal-
lengers come out of the wood
work, Mr Christie can see the
writing on the wall.
Although Mr Christie has a
very likely shot at being
returned as leader and has
clearly enunciated his belief that
he will lead the party into the
next general election, in the end,
it appears that he may be out-
manoeuvred by his chal-
lengers-particularly Dr
Bernard Nottage. However, no
one should "sleep on" Mr
Christie as the recently appoint-
ed stalwart councillors/delegates
and those from the Pindling era
will likely support him.
Dr Bernard Nottage, the
political journeyman and his
party's very own prodigal son,
appears to be the only titan-
besides Mr Christie-in the race
for his party's leadership. Dr
Nottage who, in terms of media
relations pulled a disappearing
act this year, has illustrated his
firm and appreciable manage-
ment skills during his stint as
leader of the CDR. Although
rather arcane and now a senior
citizen, it is expected that the
politically astute and charis-
matic doctor will storm the con-


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the party leadership. Thus far
in his political career, Dr Not-
tage appears to be uncompro-
mised and fearless, and accord-
ing to most persons I spoke to,
is the best person to reinvigo-
rate a demoralized PLP and
prepare the party for frontline
combat in 2012.
However, although he
appears posed to be politically
resurrected to ascend the PLP's
throne, the doctor remains the
ultimate enigma. As the rounds
of voting wind down, it is likely
that the other challengers will
urge their supporters to support
Nottage and take him beyond
the 51 per cent threshold.
Paul Moss, another chal-
lenger for the PLP leadership,
can be merely summed up as a
rank outsider. While I can
appreciate Mr Moss's steely
determination, he has come to
be seen as a fame hankerer who
appears to be plainly delusional
if he believes that he can win a
leadership contest in a party
where the political hacks of long
standing dominate the order of
the day. I do applaud Mr Moss
for stepping-up early, being a
pace setter and a free thinker-
if only he could win on that
alone, he would be leader!
The lawyer stood up to con-
front the PLP's strongman while
everyone else cowered and were
too afraid to do so. However,
unless Mr Moss is sprinkling
sparkly fairy dust over the del-
egates, he will soon find him-
self experiencing a cold political
winter. Mr Moss, who is seen
as a "Johnny-come-lately", has
yet to secure a nomination with
the party and seems too impa-
tient, nearly to the point where
his "eager beaver" approach
can be seen as malignantly nar-
cissistic and presumptuous. The
social activist is a long shot as he
has never been elected or
appointed to public office, has
yet to secure a nomination and
only recently joined the PLP.
Besides, I doubt that a party
trying to transform itself will
select a leader who sits in none
of the Houses of Parliament-
just like the rest of us.
Mr Moss seems to have
quite a bit of grass roots sup-
port, does not appear to suffer
from "kiss up disease", seems
busy with life, does not appear
to be concerned with petty pol-
itics and is of strong financial
standing.
This time around, I urge Mr
Moss to remember the words
attributed to the great philoso-
pher Aristotle, which goes:
"He who has never learnt to
obey cannot be a good com-
mander."
By all accounts, Paul Moss is
a man of strong values; howev-
er, he must also remember that
patience is a virtue. It is my
belief that the newly established
National Development Party
(NDP)-with which one of Mr
Moss's brothers is affiliated and
which has no leader-is prepar-
ing for Mr Moss to become their
leader depending on the out-
come of the convention and/or
in the lead up to the next gen-
eral election (particularly if he
hasn't secured a nomination by
that time).
Fred Mitchell, who is specu-
lated to announce his bid for
the leadership, is viewed by
many as a polarizing figure.
Although he is perceived to be
very smart, Mr Mitchell must
revamp his image due to per-
ceptions such as his divisiveness.
Frankly, if Dr Nottage wins
the PLP's leadership, it is
expected that Mr Christie will
likely resign his seat as it is
unlikely that he will serve under
the doctor. I also doubt that
Nottage will serve under
Christie if he is once again
defeated by him. Since these
resignations are likely, both par-
ties should prepare for possible
by-elections in Farm Road or
Bain Town. Respectfully, if Mr
Christie is defeated and resigns,
maybe he should enter religious
ministry as he has the oratorical
delivery that is well suited for
religious service.
* This week I shall discuss the
race for the deputy leader and
chairman posts.













M()ON)DAY OCTOBER 19, 2009


O.0I6I0


Boxer on quest

to be one of the

top amateurs

in the world


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
AFTER an historic show-
ing last month at the World
Championships in Italy,
Rome, boxer Valentino
Knowles said he's even
more hungry to continue his
quest to be one of the top
amateur boxers in the world.
To get ready for what is
being anticipated as a hectic
2010 season, Knowles said
he's going to relocate to
Hollywood, Florida, where
he will be reunited with pro-
fessional Meacher 'Pain'
Major.
"With my boxing style, I
think the only thing that I'm
lacking is the speed,"
Knowles said. "Meacher has
a tremendous amount of
speed and that is why I'm
going there with him
because I'm trying to
improve on that."
Knowles, 21, is scheduled
to be leaving town on Tues-
day to start his training
camp until January when he
will head back to Cuba to
train with Carl Hield and
Taureano 'Reno' Johnson.
"I'm going down there to
try to improve on my
speed," said Knowles about


heading to Hollywood.
Although he has been to
Florida to fight in an ama-
teur show, Knowles will be
making his debut in a train-
ing camp there.
"This is my first time
going there, so I'm anxious
to get down there and start
training," he stated. "Every-
where you go, you can learn
new things."
Having worked with
Major here at the Nassau
Stadium before he went to
Italy for the World Cham-
pionships, Knowles said he
was impressed with Major's
work ethic.
"I worked with him in his
training camp here. It was
going good for a while," he
said. "We were working on
a few things like running the
sand in the morning and get-
ting in the gym in the after-
noon.
"So training wise, every-
thing was going good and so
I am looking forward to
teaming up with him again
in Hollywood."
As he looks ahead to
going to Hollywood,
Knowles said he's "expect-
ing to go down there and try
to increase my performance


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easily win this series."
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FROM page 11

Martin Burrows Jr in the
third for a 1-1 tie, the Truck-
ers took a 2-1 lead in the
fourth when Jamal 'Sarge'
Johnson belted a shot to left
field for a one-out triple and
he caught a ride home on
Terran 'Pooch' Wood's run-
producing double.
Trailing 3-2 going into the
sixth, the Truckers went on
to put an additional three
runs on the scoreboard to
take the final lead for good.
Marvin 'Tugie' Wood
opened the frame with a
double and was driven home
by Jamal Johnson's RBI
triple and Terran Wood
knocked him in with his RBI
single before Wood scored
the final run on an error.
For the Dorsey Park
Boyz, they drew first blood
in the bottom of the first on
Edmund 'Binks' Bethel's
RBI single that sent home
his younger brother Edney
Bethel, who had a one-out
single.
Their final two runs came
in the fourth, the first on a
passed ball that allowed
Mario Ford to cross the
plate after he was hit by a
pitch to lead off the rally.
With one out, the Dorsey
Park Boyz got the bases
loaded and Kevin Hinsey,
who started the parade,
eventually scored on
Michael Thompson's two-
out RBI base on balls.
Difficult
Not only did the Dorsey
Park Boyz find it difficult to
score runs, but they had
some internal problems that
surfaced on the field and
that obviously had an impact
on their performance.
Edney Bethel, who was so
disgusted when manager
Anthony 'Poker' Huyler
didn't replace first baseman
Darren Bowleg that he
threw up his glove and head-
ed to the dug-out, said it's
something they have to iron
out before game two.
"We didn't play well at all
as a team," he said. "We
made too many mistakes
and when you do against a
team like this, it's going to
hard for you to win."
As for his tantrum, Bethel
said he was just frustrated
with the defense behind
him.
"We could play better
than we did," he said. "I
really wanted them to pull
Darren because he was miss-
ing some easy plays. Things
like that really hurt you."
Bethel may have also hurt
himself because he was
called a number of times by
the base umpires for illegal
pitches. But Bethel insisted
that it really should not have
been as many times as they
did.
"Some times my foot was
off the rubber, but I think
they were calling it too
much," Bethel stressed. "I
don't think that they really
saw how my foot was touch-
ing it before I pushed off."
Bethel said they are defi-
nitely going to regroup and
try to get back to what they
were doing in the regular
season where they only lost
one game and that was
against the Truckers in their
initial meeting.
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Boxer on quest to be one of the

top amateurs in the world


FROM page 11
and my speed."
"I'm trying to get my
weight down because I have a
big year ahead of me. So I
getting an early start."
In Cuba, Knowles said they
concentrate mainly on the
technical aspects as they pre-
pare to box.
But with Major, Knowles
said he gets to do a lot more
to ensure that they are prop-
erly fit, physically and men-
tally.
With 2010 being a busy
year, the first competition that
Knowles is training for is the
Dominican Cup in the
Dominican Republic in Feb-
ruary.
But Knowles said if it's


going to be staged late in Feb-
ruary, then they will have to
skip it so that they don't jeop-
ardize their appearance in the
Commonwealth Champi-
onships slated for March.
"I'm just grateful for this
opportunity to work with
Meacher and get my speed
together," Knowles stressed.
Also next year, Knowles
and the local boxers are look-
ing forward to competing in
the CAC Games, CAC
Championships and the Com-
monwealth Games in India in
September.
"That's why I'm looking
forward to going down there
to train," Knowles said. "I feel
this is my time to shine and I
don't want anything to hold


me back.
"I want my results to show
on my report card."
Knowles, who has been
representing the Bahamas on
the senior national team since
he was 17, said his goal is not
just to win a bout, as he did in
Italy, but to actually win a
medal.
"The historic move in Italy
was just an inspiration for me
to make more history when I
compete next year," he pro-
jected. "I want to go to those
championships and not just
win a bout, but be the first
Bahamian to win a medal."
He said his training in Hol-
lywood with Major will defi-
nitely help him to achieve
these goals.


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of the field, capped off by a
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PAGESPORTS 14,IMONDAYOCTOBER19,2009TRIBUNESPORT


Wildcats hold on for


12-4


victory over Lady Sharks


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
THE pennant winning
Pineapple Air Wildcats had
game one of the New Provi-
dence Softball Association
women's championship series
wrapped up by the fourth
inning.
However, they were
unable to hold onto the
shutout as the Proper Care
Pool Lady Sharks stormed
back and put all four of their
runs on the scoreboard in the
fifth.
In the end, the Wildcats
still managed to hold on for a
12-4 victory as they set up a
showdown in game two of
the best-of-seven series that is
scheduled to continue tonight
at the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex.
"We really went out there
and played like we are capa-
ble of playing," said Wildcats'
second sacker Hyacinth Far-
rington, who didn't even have
to finish the game.
"We wanted to show them
that we are back to regain
our title and we're not going
to let anybody stand in our
way. We feel that we are
playing well enough to easily
take the title."


SOFTBALL

In their quest to regain the
crown that they relinquished
to the Sigma Brackettes last
year, Farrington said they
have dedicated the series to
one of their coaches, Alexan-
der 'Zander' Bain, who is
currently recuperating from
an accident.
"We want to do this for
Alexander," said Farrington,
who was replaced in the
game in the fourth inning by
Natasha Sears and ended up
coaching at first base.
By the time Farrington
made her exit, the game was
already out of reach as the
Wildcats struck for four runs
in both the first and second
and two in the third and
fourth as well.
Most of Pineapple Air's
damage was done against
Proper Pool Care's starting
and losing pitcher Thela
Johnson, who surrendered
five hits and eight runs before
she was replaced by Alex
Taylor.
In the first inning, the
Wildcats went wild as they
took advantage of a couple
miscues by the Lady Sharks.
After Vernie Curry scored


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Edgecombe-Sweeting had a
RBI double and Marvelle
Miller a RBI fielder's choice.
Christine Edmunds-Coop-
er highlighted the second
with a RBI double and Mar-
velle Miller came through
with a two-run double after
back-to-back singles from
Domette Edwards and Mary
Edgecombe-Sweeting.
That prompted manager
Stephen 'Bishop' Beneby to
bring in Alex Taylor to finish
up the game. She went on to
give up an additional seven
hits and four runs in the third
and fourth innings combined
before she shut out the Wild-
cats in the fifth and sixth.
Edwards finished with a 3-
for-5 night with two RBI and
as many runs, Vernie Curry


scored three times on just one
hit and Dornette Edwards
and Edgecombe-Sweeting
crossed home plate twice
each.
For the Lady Sharks, Thela
Johnson said they didn't play
up to par.
"We made too many little
mistakes that caused them to
take the huge lead at the
beginning and we never was
able to get back into it," she
said.
"We avoided the shutout,
which was good. But we
needed to score in some of
the other innings and we did-
n't.
"We will have to do that if
we're going to beat this
team."
Johnson, who moved over


to finish the game at third,
scored the Lady Sharks' first
run in the fourth when she
led off with a walk, stole sec-
ond and came home on
Vonetta Nairn's two-out RBI
single.
Nairn then came home on
an error that put Cleo
Symonette on first. After
Raquel Cooper got on base
on another error, Janeen
Wallace had a two-run single
to plate Symonette and
Cooper.
Proper Care Pool had one
final chance to score in the
seventh when Naim walked
with one out. But she was left
stranded as Edgecombe-
Sweeting retired the last two
batters, including Cooper on
a strike out.


Commonwealth Games


Federation chief to attend


CASI awards banquet


ANOTHER key sporting
personality has agreed to
come to town to participate
in the Caribbean Awards
Sports Icons Foundation's
2009 banquet.
CASI's regional director
Fred Sturrup said they are
pleased to announce the par-
ticipation of Mike Fennell,
who serves as president of the
Commonwealth Games Fed-
eration.
Although he's busy prepar-
ing for the Commonwealth
Games in New Delhi, India,
in September, 2010, Sturrup
said they are pleased that
Fennell has decided to attend
the event.
"He has been an inspira-
tion, particularly to me as
regional director," Sturrup
pointed out. "He is also a
close friend and advisor to


CASI Founder Al Hamilton.
"It is really a privilege to
have an esteemed interna-
tional sports administrator
like Mike Fennell so interest-
ed in our programme. He
thinks of CAST as a neces-
sary entity for further devel-
opment and historic connec-
tion for Caribbean sports."
Fennell is due to arrive in
town on November 19 direct
from Lusanne, Switzerland.
During the banquet, CASI
will present awards to the out-
standing athletes in the
Caribbean in cricket, football
(soccer), athletics, basketball,
international sailing and net-
ball.
This is the second year that
the event is being held. The
first time it was done in
Jamaica where Sturrup was
the keynote speaker.


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THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009, PAGE 15S


Government to


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
ENHANCING environmen-
tal protection the Government
has decided to expand the
country's national park system.
New areas of land and sea
will now be subjected to man-
agement and protection by the
Bahamas National Trust in
Great Abaco, while the existing
West Side National Park in


Andros and the
SConception Island
N * National Park will
' _ be expanded to
take in other key
habitats and
species.
Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham
Hubert revealed the Gov-
Ingraham ernment's plans
whilst addressing
the Bahamas National Trust's


expand
50th Anniversary Ball on Sat- e
urday. At present 25 land and r
sea parks exist in the Bahamas, 1
among them those in Inagua p
and Exuma, covering 1094
square miles. p
"As you celebrate 50 years x
of leadership in protection and 1
conservation of our environ- t
ment, I assure you that the
Government is committed to
facilitating and supporting the s
effective management of exist- b
ino national nrks and nrotect- h


national park
;d areas and further, that we William's Island and Billy
remain committed to the order- Island, Turner Sound, certain
y expansion of our national identified creeks with signifi-
)ark system." cant mangroves extending into
Under the new protection South Andros, the unnamed
)lan, a Fowl Cays and Sea Park lake system on the west side,
will be created between Scot- Cabbage Creek to Timber
and and Man O'War Cay in Creek, and the area south of
he barrier islands of Great Lisbon Creek including Sandy
Abaco. Cay in the South Bight.
Additionally, the West Side Meanwhile, the Conception
National Park in Andros will Island National Park will be
be expanded to include key expanded and regularised
habitats and species found in under long-lease to take in
areas north of the western most important surrounding marine
point of Andros including areas that include important


system
Montastrea reef systems,
"bringing it into conformity
with other national parks man-
aged by the Trust," said the
Prime Minister.
Mr Ingraham noted that The
Bahamas is party to the UN
Convention on Biological
Diversity which established tar-
gets for all state parties with
regard to protection of marine
and land ecosystems for 2010
and 2012.
Mr Ingraham said his gov-
ernment is "committed to meet-
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By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

Bank of Canada Trust
staff in Nassau are set
to lose their jobs as
work is outsourced across the
Caribbean, according to a source
within the company.
A new regional plan will see jobs
in operations, finance, accounting
and other departments relocated to


the Cayman Islands and Barbados,
while only those working in private
banking and trusts will be retained
in Nassau, the source said.
Around 18 Bahamian staff could
be out of work within weeks, the
staff member told The Tribune.
However, they have currently
been left in limbo while managers
iron out the details of the plan
behind closed doors.
The Nassau employees feel they
are being victimised because they
had lodged a complaint with the


Labour Board earlier this year, and
spoke out publicly about how the
company has paid high prices to hire
foreign workers over experienced
Bahamian staff while Bahamians
were held back from promotion.
RBC Trust Managing Director
Elizabeth Dorsch, partly responsible
for hiring, is also set to leave Nassau
at the end of the month, and her
job will be done from Cayman or
Barbados, according to the source.
The RBC Trust employee who
did not want to be named said: "I


think we are being victimised
because we came out and told the
truth about what was going on, and
made known the fact that the expats
were coming in and getting better
positions than the qualified Bahami-
ans already here.
"RBC has been making money in
the Bahamas for years and business
is growing, so I don't know why they
are doing this at this point in time.
"We are still making a profit despite
the economy, so there should be no
need for this."


But plans appear to be forging
ahead as five RBC Trust managers
from the Cayman Islands met in
Nassau last week to discuss future
operations, the source said.
"I am guessing the decisions have
already been made, but they haven't
told us yet," the staff member told
The Tribune.
"They have said they are going
to try to employ us within RBC
here in Nassau, but other than that
SEE page 6B


Industry source

supports the PM's

stance on banks


A SENIOR banking indus-
try source described it as
"ludicrous" that so much
money made by foreign banks
in The Bahamas has been
repatriated overseas.
Commenting on sentiments
expressed by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham in the
House of Assembly on Thurs-
day, when he said he was
"angered" by the fact that
some banks are able to send
"huge profits" overseas while
paying a "pittance" to the
Bahamian government, the
banking source said he "total-
ly supports" Mr Ingraham.
"The time has come and
certainly passed for The
Bahamas taking a totally dif-
ferent approach to levying
fees and taxes on financial
services sector. We are way
behind the eight ball on that
and as a consequence lost out
on a lot of money over years,"
said the source.
While noting that "it's a


PM Hubert Ingraham (AP)
delicate balance" because
many banks are here specifi-
cally in light of the profits
they have been able to pro-
duce, he said he doubts most
would pull out if a low tax
were imposed.
"It's ludicrous that these
foreign banks have been mak-
ing huge profits and remitting
it overseas (even if) they do
contribute through employ-
ment and infrasturcutural
investment," said the source,
who spoke on the condition
of anonymity.
Speaking in parliament this
week Mr Ingraham said he
"find(s) it very distasteful, and
(is) very annoyed by...(or)
quite frankly angered by" the
slight benefits The Bahamas
gets in terms of taxation from
foreign banks operating in the
country.
"Banks in the Bahamas are
able to make profits here in
this country, send it to Bar-
bados, to their operations in
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In early 2009. sales of peanut butter products fell after recalls
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back to pre-outbreak levels.
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Associated Press Writer


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ure: Food makers processed more
peanuts over the past year than near-


ly any other time on record despite a
national salmonella outbreak blamed
for killing nine people and scaring
consumers away from peanut prod-
ucts for months.
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BAGHDAD (AP) - The
Iraqi government has
approved a deal with a con-
sortium led by British giant
BP PLC to develop a prized
oil field in the south in a
major step forward for the
country's oil industry.
BP, which was booted from
the country in 1972 when Sad-
dam Hussein nationalized the
oil industry, and its partner
CNPC of China were the only
winners in Iraq's first inter-
national oil auction in over 30
years for development rights
for the 17.8 billion barrel
Rumaila field.
Out of two gas fields and
six oil fields offered in the
June 30 bidding round, the
Rumaila contract was the only
success story. Most oil com-
panies rejected the prices Iraq
was willing to pay, striking a
major blow to Iraq's hopes
for an oil-revenue fueled post-
war recovery.
Although Iraq sits on the
world's third-largest oil
reserve, with at least 115 bil-
lion barrels, the country is
producing and exporting far
below its potential because of
decades of war, lack of invest-
ment, U.N. sanctions, a brain
drain and insurgent attacks.
The government has been try-


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ment to boost output.
Government spokesman
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Associated Press Saturday
that the Cabinet approved the
deal late Friday after it was
signed initially on Oct. 8 by
the Oil Ministry. He did not
provide further details.
The BP-CNPC consortium
had bid to take $3.99 per bar-
rel produced, but later slashed
their price to the $2 per barrel
payment sought by the Oil
Ministry. They were compet-
ing with a consortium led by
U.S. giant Exxon Mobil,
which refused to amend its
offer of $4.80 per barrel.
Daily production from the
Rumaila field stands at about
1 million barrels a day, almost
half of Iraq's daily output of
2.4 million barrels. BP's tar-
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BP will hold a 38 per cent
stake in the venture, while
CNPC will have a 37 per cent
share. Iraq's State Oil Mar-
keting Organisation will con-
trol the rest.
The latest deal is the sec-
ond secured by CNPC in
postwar Iraq. Last year,
CNPC signed a $3 billion deal
to develop the al-Ahdab oil
field in the south - a deal
first signed in 1997 under Sad-
dam and then revived.
But the deal approved Fri-
day marks the return of BP
to Iraq after the 1972 oil
nationalization pushed out
Western oil companies. BP
has a long history in Iraq. The
company was a shareholder
in the Iraqi Petroleum Com-
pany when it started drilling
Iraq's first oil well at Baba
Gurgur just north of the oil-
rich province of Kirkuk in
June 1927.
BP had a representative
office there for many years
until Saddam invaded Kuwait
in 1990 and they closed their
office. It has been a regular
buyer, directly or indirectly,
of Iraqi crude for many years.
In the last few years, BP has
worked with the government
to provide assistance on reser-
voir management to help bol-
ster production.
The news comes as a num-
ber of consortium who
offered bids during the first
round agreed to lower their
terms.
Last Tuesday, Oil Minister
Hussain al-Shahristani said
the ministry was revisiting its
first bidding round after three
international oil consortium
accepted Iraq's terms for
developing two fields and sub-
mitted revised offers.
A consortium led by Italy's
Eni has agreed to develop the
country's 4.1 billion barrel
Zubair oil field for $2 per bar-
rel produced based on a tar-
get production level of 1.125
million barrels per day, al-
Shahristai said.
Two other consortium,
one led by Russia's Lukoil
and ConocoPhilips, and
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with BP-led consortium


A US soldier stands guard on top of a humvee as oil workers work on oil well fires at Rumaila oil field, south-
ern Iraq. The Iraqi government has approved a deal with a consortium led by British giant BP PLC to devel-
op a prized oil field in the south in a major step forward for the country's oil industry.
(AP Photo: Gustavo Ferrari)


another by Exxon Mobil with
Royal Dutch Shell, are com-
peting to develop the 8.6 bil-
lion barrel West Qurna Stage
1 oil field for $1.9 per barrel,
he added.
The Lukoil-led consor-
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account for 95 per cent of
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South Korea's Kospi lost 0.7
per cent, Singapore ended 0.3


per cent lower and Taiwan's
market traded flat.
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owed by warnings that busi-
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to change how it does busi-
ness to succeed in the post-
crisis era.
Speaking at an investment
conference in Dubai, David
Rubenstein said private equi-
ty firms helped inflate the
credit bubble by buying com-
panies at high prices, relying
on large amounts of cheap
debt and pursuing ever-larger
buyout deals.
CAIRO - A rebounding
global economy spurred on
mainly by China and other
developing nations is expect-
ed to boost world oil demand
by slightly under 1 percent
next year, OPEC said while
cautioning that the pace of
recovery remains far from
certain.


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Market Report, the 12-nation
group that supplies over 35
per cent of the world's crude
said demand was expected to
grow by a daily 700,000 bar-
rels to average 84.9 million
barrels per day. That repre-
sents a 200,000 barrel per day
upward revision from the
Organization of the Petrole-
um Exporting Countries' Sep-
tember report.
BRUSSELS - European
Union regulators allowed
Britain to extend its bank
recapitalization and credit
guarantee program until Dec.
31, saying its efforts to boost
credit to businesses and
households need more time.
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sion for the British govern-
ment's plan to spend up to 50
billion pounds ($79 billion)
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up to 250 billion pounds
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debt and problem securities
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they plunged in value during
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OSLO - Norway will
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vast oil wealth next year to
help offset a yawning budget
deficit caused by the global
financial crisis, the govern-
ment said.
Finance Minister Kristin
Halvorsen told Parliament
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billion) of oil-generated sav-
ings next year, an 11 percent
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RBC job cuts to hit Nassau


FROM page 1B


they will be letting people go
if they can't find them anoth-
er place.
"But we will see how that
goes because no one is say-
ing anything right now.
"Everybody is just in lim-
bo. It's a really somber atmos-
phere in here right now, peo-


ple are walking on eggshells.
"We have mortgages to
pay, and school fees, and this
uncertainty is the worst part.
Apply
"People could apply for
other jobs if they knew what
was happening, but they're
not saying anything."
An RBC spokeswoman
said: "RBC is firmly com-


mitted to keeping it's inte-
grated wealth management
business in the Bahamas as
one of our three service
hubs in the Caribbean, and
we are committed to doing
what is best in the long-term
interests of our employees,
clients and shareholders.
"Local staff have been
assured that it is our inten-
tion to keep a strong and
viable wealth management
office here in the Bahamas
for the years to come.
"No announcements have
been made to say positions
have been eliminated, and
as such, no numbers of


employees have been dis-
cussed.
Staff
"Staff were asked for their
ideas on growth and efficien-
cy for the future as we are
committed to a wealth man-
agement business in the
Bahamas.
"If any outsourcing were
to be decided upon, we would
follow the Central Bank
guidelines for such approval.
"No staff has been told
their job may become redun-
dant, and as a matter of firm
policy around the globe, RBC


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

No. 45 of 2000

RICHEA COMPANY S.A.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 of The International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, RICHEA COMPANY S.A. is in dissolution.
The date of commencement of dissolution was the
14th day of October, 2009. Dillon Dean of Nassau,
Bahamas is the Liquidator of RICHEA COMPANY
S.A.
Dillon Dean
LIQUIDATOR


always approaches any strate-
gic review with redundancy
as a last step.
"Any time we approach
decisions that result in posi-
tion eliminations, we always
seek to redeploy our staff into
other roles where their skills
and abilities can be used if
vacancies exist both within
our firm and affiliate RBC
locations.
"Redundancies are always
a last resort after careful con-
sideration of other options for
any staff affected.
"As we do on a regular
basis, we are in the process of
making local assessments in
the Bahamas and around the
globe as we align our business
in today's economy to most
effectively serve our clients.
Management visits to all our
offices is a regular course of


business.
"RBC is simply conduct-
ing a review and looking at
all of its operations locally and
globally to best fit with the
"new norm" of today's finan-
cial markets and economy.
"As always, we are com-
mitted to keeping our staff
informed and staff in all juris-
dictions are aware of our
efforts to operate our busi-
ness with greater efficiency."
Trust
RBC Trust maintains staff
in the Bahamas are not being
victimised and there are only
two expatriate staff in Nas-
sau. One is MD Elizabethe
Dorsch who will leave the
Bahamas on a date yet to be
determined.


IODSCUSS STOIS ON THIS PAG LO NTSW.RIUE4.O


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION BAHRAIN LIMITED


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby
given that the above-named Company has been dissolved
and struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate of
Dissolution issued by The Registrar General on the 6th day
of October, A.D., 2009.

Dated 8th day of October, A.D., 2009.


Carol G. Gray
Liquidator of
EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION
AND PRODUCTION BAHRAIN LIMITED



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


EBSC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED


Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624, Nassau,
Bahamas on or before 16th day of November, A.D.,
2009. In default thereof they will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 9th day of October, A.D., 2009.

Robert Lazar
Liquidator
770 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FLORDIA 33146





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EBSC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) EBSC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED is in dissolution
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HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT No. 00098
Equity Side

IN THE MATTER OF all that piece parcel or lot
of land containing 13.77 Acres and situate at
Warren's Harbour and to the Southern side of the
road leading from Moss Town Settlement on Cat
Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act,
1959 (Chapter 393 Statute law of The Bahamas
revised edition 2001)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Anna
Cartherine Carantonis-Grant

NOTICE

ANNA CATHERINE CARANTONIS-GRANT
the Petitioner claims to be the owner in fee simple
in possession of the said piece parcel or lot of land
has made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3
of the Quieting Titles Act to have the said piece
parcel or lot of land investigated and the nature
and extend thereto determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the Act.

Copies of the diagram or plan showing the positions
boundaries shape marks and dimensions of the
said piece parcel or lot of land may be inspected
under normal working hours at the following
places:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court Bitco
Building, East Street in the City of Nassau,
The Bahamas'

(b) The Chambers of Messrs. Davis & Co.,
4th Floor, Sheraton Hilton, Suite 400 #1
Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having
drawn a right of Dower or an adverse claim not
recognized in the Petition shall within thirty (30)
days after the appearance of the Notice herein file
in the Registry of the Supreme Court in the City
of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or
the undersigned a statement of her claim in the
prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be
filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve a
statement of claim within thirty (30) days herein
will operate as a bar to such claim.

Dated the 6th day of May, A.D. 2009

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THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009, PAGE 7B


FROM page 1B
Agriculture Department
numbers back up the theory.
Peanuts processed for snacks
- items such as sandwich
crackers that were heavily
recalled during the outbreak
- were slightly down for the
accounting year ending July
31. But peanuts used for
peanut butter set an all-time
record at 1.1 billion pounds,
topping the previous year's
total by 100 million pounds.
That was enough to make
the year's overall peanut pro-
duction the third-highest in
history, missing the top mark
set in 2005 by just a fraction of
1 percent, with nearly 2 bil-
lion pounds being processed.
"This is very unusual," said
Sanford Miller, senior fellow
at the Joint Institute for Food
Safety and Applied Nutrition
at the University of Maryland.
He said the rebound from a
national food scare typically
takes far longer, sometimes
years.
"It shows you how impor-
tant peanut butter is to the
American diet," Miller said.
"People just won't give it up."
Industry leaders would not
have predicted this outcome
earlier this year after a sal-
monella outbreak linked to
the Peanut Corp. of America
was blamed for sickening hun-


dreds of people and led to one
of the largest product recalls
in U.S. history.
Officials projected massive
losses as the Food and Drug
Administration, in January
and February, added item
after item to a lengthy recall
list of peanut products
deemed potentially danger-
ous. Bracing for a long-term
slump, the industry launched
an aggressive public relations
campaign to convince people
the contamination was isolat-
ed.
The public was skeptical.
Sales of peanut products
plummeted, particularly snack
items.
Even retail sales of peanut
butter - most brands of
which were removed from the
tainted peanut supplies -
dropped from a strong aver-
age of about $100 million in
monthly sales through the end
of 2008 to about $87 million
for the four weeks ending
Feb. 22, according to Nielsen,
a market research firm.
But the slump was short-
lived. By March sales had
bounced back to their pre-
outbreak strength, remaining
high through the summer and
fall.
"There's an old adage in
the industry that you can
almost track the economy by
consumption of peanut but-


ter," said Stanley Fletcher, a
peanut economist at the Uni-
versity of Georgia. "It's basi-
cally the cheapest source of
protein."
Tim Burch, a peanut farmer
from Newton in southern
Georgia, said he and others
were "sweating it" in Febru-
ary. Orders stopped coming
in and inventories began
backing up as tainted peanuts
were leading the news just
about every day, he said.
But "it appears that
peanuts weathered the storm
reasonably well," he said. "I
do know that peanut butter
manufacturers are running
wide open."
There were many industry
losers in the salmonella out-
break, including those who
got stuck with potentially
tainted products and little
immediate recourse from the
company responsible, which
filed for bankruptcy.
Also, the booming produc-
tion didn't translate into
record retail sales. Even with
the quick rebound, the down-
turn in the weeks surround-
ing the scare left annual
peanut butter sales down 2.5
percent from the previous
year. Industry officials believe
peanut snacks were down
even more.
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production suggests to some


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that production may have
been boosted by the scare as
manufacturers and other bulk
users such as schools
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potentially tainted supplies.
"It took a while for (Peanut
Corp. of America) to trace
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009, PAGE 9B


Banking source supports





PM's stance on banks


FROM page 1B pay in their home country.
The banking source sug-
BAHAMAS gested that it is time for a
BAHAMAS Barbados, Barbados gets its "total overhaul" of the
,./v , i ' share of taxes and then (the Bahamian tax system and the
banks) pay their home coun- Prime Minister "may want to
( - LIMITED - try (taxes owed there) and we accelerate this aspect of the
(The Bahamas) get a pit- overhaul."
tance." He said foreign banks in
Currently banks pay only a The Bahamas could even con-
Bahamas Supermarkets Limited operates a leading business license fee based on sider taking a "pro-active"
. the value of their assets in approach to the issue by going
supermarket chain in The Bahamas. As a market leader, The Bahamas and are subject to the Government to start
the Company prides itself on delivering premier service to no taxation, unlike in other the debate on what kind of
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commitment to its customers, associates and community. where they pay a low corpo- ed, rather than waiting for the
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An opportunity for a Marketing Manager in New Provi- thanks to Double Taxation with a plan.
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and other countries - to ben- for the Government to
Reporting to the CEO, the successful applicant will have efit from being able to deduct impose it on them," suggested
previous experience in implementing strategies, growing that amount from the tax they the source.
market share and analyzing the market and competition
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* Have good communication (verbal and written) and LION OIL TOOLS LTD
interpersonal skills In Voluntary liquidation
* Highly functional computer skills with extensive
knowledge of Microsoft applications
"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
If you have what it takes to succeed min this challenging (4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
role, forward your resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Director 2000), LION OIL TOOLS LTD is in Dissolution."
Human Resources Director
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East-West Highway* P. O. Box N 3738* Nassau, Bahamas The date of commencement of dissolution is the 15th day
Or e-mail to: humanresources@bahamassupermarkets.com of October, 2009.

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1180 990 Bahamas Property Fund 1075 1075 000 0992 0200 108 186%
930 590 Bank of Bahamas 590 590 000 0244 0260 242 441%
0 89 0 63 Benchmark 0 63 0 63 0 00 -0 877 0 000 N/M 0 00%
349 315 Bahamas Waste 315 315 000 0 125 0090 252 286%
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385 1 27 Consolidated Water BDRs 293 294 001 0111 0052 265 1 77%
2 85 1 32 Doctor's Hospital 2 05 2 05 0 00 0 625 0 080 33 3 90%
820 628 Famguard 628 628 000 0420 0240 150 382%
1250 880 Finco 930 930 000 0322 0520 289 559%
1171 1000 FirstCanbbean Bank 1000 1000 000 0631 0350 158 350%
553 411 Focol (S) 411 411 000 0332 0150 124 365%
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%
902 549 ICD Utilities 559 559 000 0407 0500 137 894%
1200 995 J S Johnson 995 995 000 0952 0640 105 643%
1000 1000 Premier Real Estate 1000 1000 000 0156 0000 641 000%
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol. Interest Maturity
100000 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 10000 0 00 7% 19 October 2017
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 10000 000 Prime + 1 75% 19 October 2022
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 10000 000 7% 30 May 2013
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 10000 000 Prime + 1 75% 29 May 2015
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1460 7 92 Bahamas Supermarkets 7 92 842 1400 -2246 0000 N/M 000%
800 600 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 2 00 625 400 0000 0480 N/M 7 80%
0 54 0 20 RND Holdings 0 35 0 40 0 55 0 001 0 000 256 6 0 00%
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
4100 29 00 ABDAB 3013 31 59 2900 4540 0000 903 000%
0 55 0 40 RND Holdings 0 45 0 55 0 55 0 002 0 000 261 90 0 00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield % NAV Date
1 4038 1 3344 CFAL Bond Fund 1 4038 372 520 31-Aug-09
30350 2 8952 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2 8300 -3 75 -6 75 30-Sep-09
14946 14210 CFAL Money Market Fund 14946 425 518 9-Oct-09
36090 30941 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 30941 -8 61 -13 59 31-Aug-09
13 1751 123870 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13 1751 442 586 30-Sep-09
101 6693 100 0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 101 6693 1 10 1 67 30-Jun-09
100 9600 93 1992 CFAL Global Equity Fund 967398 035 -4 18 30-Jun-09
1 0000 1 0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1 0000 000 000 31-Dec-07
105884 90775 Fidelity International Investment Fund 105884 588 588 30-Sep-09
1 0757 1 0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1 0757 3 86 5 30 30-Sep-09
1 0364 1 0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1 0305 -0 24 0 22 30-Sep-09
1 0709 1 0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund 1 0709 3 24 4 54 30-Sep-09
MARKET TERMS
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX -19 Dec 02 =1,000 00 YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daly volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
Change - Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ -A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today NAV - Net Asset Value
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M - Not Meaningful
PIE - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1, 1994 = 100
(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 81812007
(Sl) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 I ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 1 FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 I COLONIAL 242-502-7525


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2008
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/No. 845
Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT tract of land comprising
568.37 acres granted by the Crown to HENRY ARMBRISTER
designated as Grant E-79A and called 'Barataria' or
'Camperdown' and situate about 2 miles Northwest of Arthur's
Town Airport on Cat Island, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act of 1959
AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Sam Dean

NOTICE OF PETITION

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 28th day
of August, A.D. 2009.

The Petition of Sam Dean of Arthur's Town, Cat Island, one of
the Islands of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas showeth in
respect of:

ALL THAT tract of land comprising 568.37 acres and
situate approximately 2 miles Northwest of Arthur's Town
Airport on Cat Island one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth Of The Bahamas and more particularly
described as follows:

Starting at a point at the High Water Mark and running One
Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-seven and Twenty-one
Hundredths (1,937.21') feet Southwardly partly bordering
land granted to Charles Poitier and Joseph Hunter (recorded
in Book E at page 78) and partly bordering land granted to
Robert Stubbs (recorded in Book E at page 255) and running
Southeastwardly by land originally granted to Emma Culmer,
Thomas Butler, James Thurston, John Strachan and Charles
Hepburn and running thereon a total distance of Four
Thousand Six Hundred and Nineteen and Ninety-six
Hundredths (4,619.96') feet and Southwestwardly by land
originally granted to the aforesaid Charles Hepburn and
George Dean and running thereon a total distance of Two
Thousand Three Hundred and Nine and Eighty-nine
Hundredths (2,309.89') feet and Southeastwardly by land
originally granted to Jupiter and Jacob Thurston, Joseph
Lightbourn, March Poitier, London Farrington and Joseph
Strachan and running thereon a total distance of Five
Thousand Four Hundred and Eleven and Ninety-seven
Hundredths (5,411.97') feet and Northeastwardly by a tract
of land originally granted to Charles Poitier and the Heirs
of Joseph Hunter known as 'Anguilla' (recorded in Book E
at page 77) and running thereon a total distance of Four
Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty-four and Thirty-seven
Hundredths (4,524.37') feet and Northwestwardly by the
High Water Mark and running thereon a total distance of
Ten Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-two and Thirteen
Hundredths (10,962.13') feet back to the point of
commencement.

The Petitioner, Sam Dean, herein claims to be the owner in
fee simple in possession of the said tract of land and has made
application to The Supreme Court Of The Commonwealth Of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
to have his title to the said tract of land investigated and the
nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
Of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of that Act.

Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries shape marks
and dimensions of the said tract of land may be inspected during
normal office hours at the following places:

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, East Street North,
Nassau, Bahamas.
(b) The Chambers of Charles Mackey & Co., BSB House,
West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(c) The Administrator's office at Arthur's Town, Cat Island.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower or right
to Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the
final publication of these presents file at the Registry of The
Supreme Court in the City of Nassau, Bahamas, and serve on
the Petitioner or on the undersigned an Adverse Claim in the
prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve an Adverse Claim
on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final
publication of these presents shall operate as a bar to such claim.

DATED THIS 6TH DAY OF OCTOBER, A.D. 2009.

CHARLES MACKEY & CO.
Chambers
BSB House, West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner

(Oct. 19th) (Oct. 29th) (Nov. 7th)


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