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U Defendants aged 20 and 19 in court

* Pair also accused of attempted murder
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net


TWO young women
charged with the murder of
Bahamasair pilot Lionel
McQueen were arraigned in
Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Genear McKenzie, 20, of
Warren Street alias " N, 11i, ',
and Rhonda Knowles, 19, of
Winton Estates, alias "Ganja
Baby", have been charged
with the murder of McQueen,
29.
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SEE page 12


INSIDE

TOTAL COST OF MISS
UNIVERSE REVEALED
PAGE THREE
CROWN LAND 'USED AS
A POLITICAL TOOL'
PAGE TWO


PHOTOS:
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'Bridgewater's

meeting with

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secretly recorded'


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McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net


FORMER PLP
Senator Pleasant
Bridgewater and
former premedic
Tarino
Lightbourne
lawyer Carlson
Shurland
yesterday.


AN attorney for Hollywood celebrity John Travolta
allowed police to set up recording devices in his hotel
room for a meeting with former PLP Senator Pleasant
Bridgewater, it was revealed in court Monday.
Bridgewater and former ambulance driver Tarino
SEE page 12
Move to boost Bahamas tourism
By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net
LINKING the Bahamas to the world and the islands to one
another is the key focus for the development of the country's
largest industry, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace said yesterday.
As promotions of the Bahamas in the $5.8 million 2009 Miss
Universe pageant showing the islands as a chain of unique
SEE page 12
New date for National Tourism Week, Cacique Awards
NATIONAL Tourism Week and the Cacique Awards will
not be held in January as planned but in 2011, the Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation announced yesterday.
The week to promote tourism and the award ceremony held
during that week to reward high performers in the tourism
SEE page 12


By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
FORMER Director of Lands and Surveys Tex Turnquest
was asked to resign earlier this year because he could not rea-
sonably explain how several beach-front parcels of Crown
land granted to his relatives were fast-tracked through the
backlogged system.
Mr Turnquest also could not reasonably explain to Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham, the minister responsible for
SEE page 12


Two face dangerous
drugs allegation
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - Two men
were charged with possession
of dangerous drugs on Mon-
day in the Freeport Magis-
trate's Court.
Leroy Miller, 41, of
Freeport, and Davonne
Brown, 29, of Nassau,


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was cancelled at the Green
Parrot bar and restaurant on
Bay Street last night as flat
screen televisions in the bar
were stolen over the week-
end.
The Green thParrot man-
agement hopes to replace the
televisions before Monday
night football next week.
Anyone with any informa-
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By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
THE promise of crown land
grants has been used as a polit-


ical tool by successive govern-
ments, Permanent Secretary in
the Ministry of Lands David
Davis revealed.
He said the practice of offer-
ing free tracts of land in return


for political allegiance has been
going on for many years, adding
however that these promises are
often not fulfilled in the after-
math of an election. "The trend
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issued which are not honoured
after election. But I want to ask
you, when did them people get
their grant? Some of them nev-
er get it.
"Some of them letters didn't
originate in the department -
I'm not calling any years - the
minister responsible for lands
can issue letters, he can give
instructions to issue letters," Mr
Davis told the House of Assem-
bly's Select Committee on
Crown Land issues yesterday.

Questions
He was responding to ques-
tions put to him by committee
member Philip "Brave" Davis,
who suggested that the depart-
ment was usually mobilised to
issue approval letters before
elections.
Committee member Kenyat-
ta Gibson suggested that the
approval process should become
the responsibility of a qualified
committee rather than one per-
son - to avoid the appearance of
nepotism or corruption.
To this Mr Davis replied:
"Land is a very emotive issue,
land is also a very political issue.
I haven't seen any government
that's prepared to bring trans-
parency to the process - all gov-









Each year Doctors Hospital
makes a donation to the
Bahamas Children's Emergency
Hostel in support of its efforts
to provide temporary shelter,
food, clothing, and other neces-
sities to abused, abandoned and
neglected children.
The hostel houses more than
30 children ages one to 11, and
is a charitable non-profit organ-
isation that survives on dona-
tions and fundraising from the
church, civic and business
organizations, the government,
and individuals from the private
sector.
The cost of running the facil-
ity increases every year, and the
organizers say the hostel is now
facing financial challenges.
The hospital's latest fundrais-
ing initiative focused on help-
ing pay for the hostel's hand-
book on teenage pregnancy -

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ernments try to hold onto that
power, the power to give crown
land - or objectivity. It's like a
perk." When asked what was
being done on a day-to-day
basis to avoid corruption, Act-
ing Director Richard Hardy -
who is responsible for issuing
approval recommendations to
the minister of lands - said he
closely monitors all submissions
for approval and outgoing cor-
respondence.
"That is the best control I
have... To know what is hap-
pening. And it is my intention,
as long as I am acting director,
that it is done fairly."
Mr Hardy stressed that the
department makes no decisions
on applications; only recom-
mendations to the minister.
Audley Greaves, under-sec-
retary in the department,
agreed, saying the best that can
be done to avoid corruption is
to remain "fair and open-hand-
ed." Significant reform of the
department, which is plagued
with inefficiencies and an exten-
sive backlog, is needed, the wit-
nesses testified. Mr Davis admit-
ted that there are deficiencies
in the department's filing sys-
tem, adding: "Given the sheer
volume (of applications)...
many of them get lost."
He added that a number of


crown land applications lan-
guish in the system because they
are incomplete and the depart-
ment has no means of contact-
ing the applicants.
Mr Hardy also admitted that
over the past few years a num-
ber of applications have gone
unanswered, but said it was his
intention going forward to have
all applications acknowledged.
In order to improve its pro-
cessing system and keep track of
applications, the department is
also looking at implementing an
electronic system that would
allow officials to quickly access
a list of all applicants and check
on the status of their applica-
tions, Mr Hardy said.
The department's backlog is
due in part to a lack of qualified
land surveyors. Mr Davis said
that since 1992, the department
has been grappling with the
"impossible task" of trying to
recruit Bahamian surveyors and
has now had to turn to foreign-
ers. Over the last few months
the department has recruited
about four or five surveyors
from abroad, mostly from
Guyana or other Caribbean
countries. The committee,
scheduled to meet every Mon-
day, is expected to present their
findings to parliament on Janu-
ary 27, 2010.


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*Miss Universe pageant



cost government $5.8m



in much |lTourism Minister says amount
was much less than expected

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds2tribunemedia.net


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net


FREEPORT - MORE than $22 million in illegal drugs and
cash seizures have been recorded so far this year on Grand
Bahama.
Cocaine seizures amounted to over $19 million, according to sta-
tistical reports released by police officials here.
Eight major seizures occurred at the Freeport Container Port
between January and August of this year, with the single largest
seizure pegged at $6,250,000.
The first seizure was made on January 14 when DEU officers
seized 56 kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1.4 mil-
lion. On February 5, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers dis-
covered five large duffle bags containing some 250 kilos of cocaine
estimated at $6,250,000 at the port.
Two months later, 200 kilos of cocaine worth $4 million were dis-
covered in a container.
From July 13 to August 26, cocaine seizures totalled some
$7,350,000 at the port.

Marijuana
According to reports, marijuana seizures totalled some $851,700
so far this year. Of the six major seizures, five occurred in the
Freeport area and one in East Grand Bahama. About 851.7 pounds
of marijuana were seized between May and September, 2009.
Grand Bahama police have also seized nearly $3 million in cash
this year. In April, police discovered $2,772,764 in United States
currency at the Grand Bahama International Airport.
According to reports, the money was found hidden in various
appliances and items that were onboard a private charter aircraft
that had arrived from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
As the items were being inspected and cleared by Bahamas
Customs at the airport, large sums of US currency notes were
found concealed in a small refrigerator, two television sets and oth-
er items. In another incident, police seized some $164,319.52 at a
residence in Freeport in April. Grand Bahama police said they are
grateful to the community for its continued support in the fight
against crime.


0 In brief


Man thought to have drowned
on Rose Island is identified
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE man found dead on Rose Island on Saturday after-
noon has been identified as 49-year-old Spencer Anthony
Archer.
The body of Mr Archer, of Bilney Lane off Shirley Street, was
discovered at around 6pm on Saturday.
He is believed to have drowned.
According to Assistant Superintendent Leon Bethel, an
autopsy to officially determine the cause of Mr Archer's death
should be completed by the end of this week.
ASP Bethel said Mr Archer was on Rose Island "with others
when this tragedy occurred."

PM Ingraham to address Annual
Americas Conference in Florida
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham will attend the 2009 Annu-
al Americas Conference to be held at the Biltmore Hotel in
Coral Gables, Florida on September 29-30.
The conference, sponsored by the State of Florida, the World
Bank, the Miami Herald and Florida International University,
is a business and political forum that focuses on United
States/Latin American issues.
This year's conference is being held under the theme: "After
the crisis: emerging challenges and political stability."
Prime Minister Ingraham will deliver the first of three prin-
cipal addresses on the opening day of the conference.
He will depart on Nassau on Tuesday, September 29, and
return the same day.


THE 2009 Miss Universe
pageant cost the government
$5.8 million in total, Minister
of Tourism Senator Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace revealed
in a press conference yesterday.
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said
the cost was much less than
expected and far lower than
many previous hosts of the
international beauty contest
have paid for the privilege.
The pageant gave the
Bahamas nearly 10 minutes of
coverage on prime-time televi-
sion shown on 647 media
broadcasts in 180 countries
around the world and was
viewed by an estimated
115,936,797 million people,
including 7.1 million in the
United States.
All of those people would
have learned that the Bahamas
is a network of individual
islands each with their own
character, as they followed Miss
Universe 2008 Dayana Men-
doza, of Venezuela, to Exuma,
Andros, and Cat Island, and all
84 contestants to Harbour
Island, Bimini and Grand
Bahama.
The $5.8 million paid by the
Ministry of Tourism included
all transportation of contestants
by air, sea and land, Mr Van-
derpool-Wallace told the media
at the British Colonial Hilton in
downtown Nassau, yesterday.
The minister compared the
price-tag to the $2 million cost
of 30 seconds of advertising
during a Super Bowl game, and
the $15 million Vietnam paid
to host Miss Universe 2008.
The minister said: "We real-
ly have to thank the private sec-
tor because without their sup-
port there's no way we could
have done what we did with the
kind of outcome that we had.
"Never before have I seen a
level of co-operation, co-ordi-
nation, inter-government co-
operation, like that. There were
things we were trying to get
fixed for years and as soon as
Miss Universe was coming, it
was done.
"There was amazing co-oper-
ation and amazing outcome."
Director of Tourism Vernice
Walkine said she fought to
showcase the individual islands,
each with its unique appeal, in
the pageant show.
She said: "We saw an oppor-
tunity to get these beautiful
women moving through the
islands to promote to the world
that we have multiple islands
which is the mission, I think,
we accomplished.
"I fought for us to get
Dayana Mendoza to do her
adventures in the Bahamas and
that's not typical because she
would normally have one des-
tination.
"So I got everything I wanted
and then some."
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said
the exposure attracted many
more people to the Ministry of
Tourism website, and particu-
larly to pages about the Family


VINCENT
VANDERPOOL-WALLACE

66We really have
to thank the
private sector
because without
their support
there's no way we
could have done
what we did with
the kind of out-
come that we had."

Islands, after the event.
Miss Universe 2009 also
boosted local businesses, with
events such as the fashion show
highlighting the fabrics of
Androsia and Bahama Hand
Prints.
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
said: "Miss Universe had the
biggest impact we have had
ever. It's something that was
just extraordinary in terms of
what it is.
"We have never in the his-
tory of the Bahamas got cov-
erage of that sort.
"In a two hour telecast we
had the best commercial for the
Bahamas that we will ever get.
"We got almost 10 minutes
of fantastic coverage we could
never have paid for out of our
budget.
"It was a conversation and
negotiation and outcome we
are very proud of. People say it
was an outstanding production,
an amazing accomplishment,
and $5.8 million is much less
than we expected to pay.
"It was much, much less than
anybody has paid for Miss Uni-
verse in the last several years, in
Vietnam, in Trinidad, the cost
was much higher, so we paid
much less than in recent years
and in many other years."


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NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

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US can't walk away from Afghanistan


THE admonition that "those who ignore
history are destined to repeat it" is as valid
today as when it was coined long ago. But
then, as today, it is a devilishly perplexing
guide because history is not monotonic.
Today, the United States confronts a crit-
ical challenge in Afghanistan: Should we
send in more troops at the cost of greater
casualties and with success uncertain?
Or should we withdraw, leaving the Tal-
iban to seize power again and re-establish a
homeland for al-Qaida-like terrorists?
The lessons taught by Vietnam and Iraq
are contradictory.
Oversimplifying, the U.S. lost in Vietnam
despite deployment of hundreds of thou-
sands of troops and the arsenal of a super-
power.
Iraq became a quagmire out of which a
sustainable solution is still to be extracted
because the U.S. committed too few forces,
permitting chaos, insecurity and insurgen-
cies to flourish.
Afghanistan today is regarded as "the nec-
essary war" in the words of President Oba-
ma. The American military command rec-
ognizes that the war in Afghanistan cannot
be won without creating the kind of securi-
ty for the people that was defaulted in Iraq.
This takes many more troops to shrink
the reach of the Taliban while the social and
governmental institutions are established to
elicit support from a people alienated
because of endemic official corruption.
The Taliban are feared by most Afghanis
for their cruel justice and harsh fundamen-
talist governance.
But what they are not is corrupt. Thereby
they pose an alternative for people suffering
in their everyday lives from pervasive cor-
ruption that is tolerated if not practised in
the presidential halls and reaches to the cop
on the street and all stops in between.
In the Obama assessment now in progress,
this corruption should be at the heart of
determining American policy, because a pos-
itive outcome from the international inter-
vention that cannot succeed without sub-
stantial support from the populace.
If President Hamid Karzai's regime,
presently charged with widespread fraud in
the recent election, cannot be convinced or
compelled to change the ways of his admin-
istration, then not enough American or
European military forces exist to impose


peace and stability and a Taliban and al-
Qaida-free Afghanistan.
Yet the U.S. abandons Afghanistan only
at the more drastic peril of having a defeat
there reinforce the Taliban in neighboring
Pakistan, which is the proud possessor of
an arsenal of 50 nuclear bombs.
On both sides of the border, the Taliban
are ethnic Pashtuns before they are Afgha-
nis or Pakistanis.
Their fanatic determination is to take over
Pakistan no less than Afghanistan to impose
an extremist Islamic government.
The horror is unbearable that such a
regime would control nuclear weapons and
seek eventual wider domination.
Therefore, walking away from
Afghanistan, no matter how layered and
daunting the challenge, is not acceptable,
more for what could happen in Pakistan.
Some Pakistani intelligence elements are
said by American officials to be keeping ties
to the Taliban, which they utilize as an
instrument serving their interests. These ties
are susceptible to being more broadly
renewed if it appears the U.S. might pull
out of Afghanistan.
The more recent success of U.S. drone
missile attacks against Taliban and al-Qaida
elements in Pakistan is apparently attribut-
able to intelligence previously withheld by
the Pakistanis. They seem to be working
both sides of the street, at times one side
harder than the other.
Given that ambivalence and the stake of a
nuclear arsenal falling into extremist hands,
the practical course for the U.S. and the
world is to build up Afghani civil institu-
tions, train their army and police forces to
enable them to increasingly take a larger
role in their country and continue to entice
Pakistani support in hunting down their own
insurgents.
It would be a long, costly commitment
whose successes at first would likely be mod-
est and not complete in the long term. If
there is a better alternative, it is yet to be dis-
cerned.

(This article was written by Harry Rosen-
feld -
C.2009 Albany Times Union).


What would Sir



Etienne Dupuch's



editorials have said?


EDITOR, The Tribune.

From a young boy my dad
always insisted that I read Sir
Etienne Dupuch's editorials. I
realized later their historical
value. As I recall, he always
looked behind and around to
look forward.
With the United States far
adrift, far flung, tearing at its
seams, doomed historically
and too deep in a hole to
recover, the Bahamas, too,
stands on a precipice of
gloom. The pillars of Bahami-
an elitist local wealth, Real
Estate and the Legal Empire
are hysterical at the prospect
that the local man on the
street cannot afford a prop-
erty or pay his rent with incor-
porating legal fees. From Bib-
lical prophecies, the saviours
from the East, the Chinese
are here.
Many systems of stresses
are impacting the Bahamian
families, and our indigenous
happy-go-lucky lifestyle is
crumbling. But we are a peo-
ple who have survived the
advent of African and Euro-
pean Diasporas, the coming
and going of slavery, colo-
nialism, rum-running, spong-
ing, drug trafficking, and ille-


gal immigration. But all of the
above are an integral part of
who we are as a people with a
set historical fingerprint. That
tourism, that has fueled our
lifeblood for the past fifty
years is fading - now what?
We are adrift upon high
ocean swells. We long for the
good old days and fear what's
beyond the horizon. With
family income on the decline
will we gain our Christianity,
or was it already lost in the
fog of more affluent days
when a hundred dollars laid
around every comer.
With each Bahamian fami-
ly experiencing a different
and multiple layers of stresses
the impacts are being felt in
humbling ways. As despera-
tion exposes gaping social
wounds, crime, hopelessness
and faith in God will increase
while child welfare and edu-
cational needs will decrease.
Nowadays survival will come
first.
Those most likely to sur-


vive will be the older folks
that migrated to New Provi-
dence from the family islands
or lived through the thirties.
Like my dad always said,
"Life was simple. Life was
hard. We were all happy.
Bahamians helped each other
out. There was no crime as
such, except between man
and woman."
God forbid we have to fish
and toil the land. But should
America go into another his-
torical deep depression we
will have to find out how the
older folks made it. Both
leaders, Obama and Ingra-
ham are on the tipping point
of history. The international
decks of cards are being shuf-
fled. As America fights far
flung wars, the Chinese, Ira-
nians, and Russians have
moved through her back
door. With America broken,
to the victor go the spoils.

CARLTON
ROBINSON
Nassau,
September 22, 2009.
(Sir Etienne always pre-
dicted that civilisation would
go full circle, returning to the
East with China the world
leader. - Ed).


As a marital rape victim I totally


support this important legislation


EDITOR, The Tribune.
As A female victim of marital rape by my
then husband for over twenty-five years, I sup-
port this important piece of legislation one
hundred percent.
The result of such sexual abuse was seven
unplanned and unwanted pregnancies - one
every year. Consequently, seven maladjusted
dysfunctional children were produced.
When he forced himself on me he would
say, he paid for the right to have sex with me
whenever he wanted.
Many times I was left bruised and sore for
days.
On two occasions I even contracted sexual-
ly transmitted diseases.
He was a chronic "sweethearter" - even to
relations with a baby-sitter and a maid.


The man made my life a nightmare and
because of his abuse I often took it out on the
children.
I often felt dirty, disgusted, hopeless and
not in control of my own body.
Since leaving nineteen years ago, I have not
had a relationship with any other man -
scars are too deep. I vowed never to have to go
through that kind of sexual abuse ever again!
Thank you, Mrs Turner, for paving the way
for women to have a recourse and to be
allowed to have control over their own bodies.
I am sure a lot of women appreciate it.
A MARITAL
RAPE
VICTIM
Nassau,
2009.


We can ill-afford this madness


EDITOR, The Tribune.

I know that James Catalyan
is performing at the Dundas
but I suspect there is a cer-
tain amount of mid-summer
madness in the air reading
and listening to local com-
mentators and callers to the
Talk Shows.
Example.....Bahamasair will
be flying to Europe - Asia.....
we will create 10,000 new jobs
a year.....a caller to a Talk


Show suggests the Chinese
build a bridge between Nas-
sau and Andros (ain't he
heard of the tongue of the
ocean!)
Others advocate the imme-
diate hanging of everyone on
death row for what are clear-
ly "bedroom-murders of pas-
sion."
Hasn't anyone been listen-
ing or reading that the ques-
tion of the use of capital pun-
ishment is totally controlled
by a Privy Council judgment?
Bahamas, we can ill-afford
this madness at these serious
times - can someone slap
someone and get us back on
track or have we slipped the
track and there is no hope?


The 19-year-old girl calling
in More 94 yesterday said a
lot....all my graduating class
girlfriends have already had
a baby and the men are either
smoking or following with the
Rastas......what a testimonial
for billions of dollars of tax
payers' money spent on edu-
cation.
Surely we need to have
some qualifier for some of
these Talk Show hosts - a
certain one with an Abaco-
Eleutheran twang talks real
stupidity most of the time.

W THOMPSON
Nassau,
September 23, 2009.


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Adopt 'green' lifestyles, Bahamians urged


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIANS should not
wait on BEC to become more
environmentally friendly, but
act independently by imple-
menting "green" lifestyle
changes, Minister of the Envi-
ronment Earl Deveaux said.
Mr Deveaux told The Tri-
bune yesterday that it is the
behaviour of individual house-
holds and businesses that is key
to making the Bahamas more
"green".
Admitting the public may
have "justified cynicism" about
BEC's commitment to renew-
able energy, Mr Deveaux said if
more businesses and house-
holds implemented environ-
mentally friendly practices they
could not only save themselves
money, but help the cash-
strapped corporation cut its oil
usage and "free up investment
dollars" that it can use to buy
into renewables.


Don't wait for BEC to become more environmentally friendly, says Minister


Acknowl-
edging that a
recent pre-
sentation by
BEC on
renewable
energy pro-
vided little
hope that
EARL this country
DEVEAUX can reduce
its reliance
on fossil fuel anytime soon, the
minister said instead of waiting
on BEC, the public should act
independently.
"BEC in the short-run may
have a five per cent impact on
reducing its energy load (by
building a waste-to-energy con-
version plant in New Provi-
dence as it currently intends to
do). The short-run being 15 to
18 months. But the households
and the businesses, if they do
three or four things, can have a


30-40 per cent impact on their
energy load," he said.
Mr Deveaux laid out his case
at the recent town meeting on
the Wilson City Power Plant in
Abaco, where opponents have
been calling on the government
to consider using renewable
energy rather than building the
traditional heavy fuel-burning
power plant in what has been
described as an ecologically
sensitive area.
During the same meeting,
BEC gave a presentation in
which it concluded that, con-
trary to statements from critics
of the plant, it would not be
feasible for the government to
power Abaco with renewable
energy at this time as the vari-
ous options would be too cost-
ly, require too much land or
simply would not be able to
provide enough electricity.
The Environment Minister


suggested that rather than "get-
ting caught up" in cynicism
about the likelihood that BEC
will ever become more "green",
people should take individual
action. He said households and
businesses can do several key
things to bring down their ener-
gy consumption - paint their
roofs white (reduces heat
absorption, thereby lessening
air-conditioning requirements);
replace their hot water heaters
with solar water heaters that
use the sun's energy; convert
lightbulbs to CFL or LED
bulbs that use less energy, and
buy appliances such as
microwaves, dishwashers or
fridges that have a high energy
efficiency or "SEER" (Season-
al Energy Efficiency Ratio) rat-
ing. The government present-
ly provides a tax incentive for
the purchase of such items,
offering reduced duty charges.


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BY LINDSAY THOMPSON

DEPUTY Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette called on the
United Nations (UN) to reduce
the unjust financial burden
placed on small developing
countries like the Bahamas who
are asked to pay a dispropor-
tionate percentage of the inter-
national organisation's expens-
es.
Speaking at the 64th Session
of the United Nations General
Assembly in New York on Sep-
tember 25, Mr Symonette asked
the UN to review the member-
ship fee as it relates to small
island developing states.
This year, the General
Assembly will consider the scale
of assessments for the appor-
tionment of the expenses of the
United Nations for 2010 - 2012,
as well as the scale of assess-
ments for the apportionment of
the expenses of UN peace-
keeping operations.
During his address, Mr
Symonette reiterated the
Bahamas' position that the per
capital gross national income
(GNI) should not be given
undue weight in determining
"capacity to pay", as it often
leads to distortions.
This distortion is more visi-
ble in the case of the scale of
assessments for peacekeeping
operations, he noted.
The current scale places the
Bahamas, a small island devel-
oping state, in the same catego-
ry as the most developed
economies of the world, with
the exception of the permanent
members of the Security Coun-
cil, he said.
"This unjust formula creates
an onerous burden and we call
upon this body to address this
inequity, which seriously under-




TROICA


mines the development objec-
tives of the Bahamas and other
developing countries," Mr
Symonette said. "Clearly, the
GNI criterion does not proper-
ly reflect either the vulnerabili-
ty of our economy, or the extra-
ordinary costs associated with
the duplication of infrastructure
required because of our archi-
pelagic configuration."
Despite this, he said "the
Bahamas has never wavered
from its responsibilities" as a
fully-fledged member of the
international community, "and
will continue to meet its obliga-
tions to the UN" in the manner
prescribed and agreed.
"While my government is
committed to paying its assessed
contributions, in full and in a
timely manner, we believe that
the proposed scale of assess-
ments is unfairly and unduly
burdensome for countries such
as the Bahamas and should
therefore be reconsidered and
adjusted, taking into account
those considerations that reflect
our vulnerabilities," Mr Symon-
ette said.


DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette addresses the 64th Session of the United Nations Gener-
al Assembly in New York on September 25.


He also addressed the impact
the global economic recession
has had on the Bahamian econ-
omy, climate change, maritime
safety and security, illicit traf-
ficking in narcotics, and the
Caribbean Community's com-
mitment to a stable Haiti.
"The economic fall-out for
the Bahamas has been consid-
erable," he said.
"Ours is a small, very open
economy that is closely linked
to the performance of more
developed economies. Tourism
matters in the Bahamas. It is
our primary industry and it


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affects all aspects of economic
life in our country." To deal
with this, the government "act-
ed quickly" to soften the impact
of the international economic
downturn, he explained.
"It took appropriate steps to
ensure the continued integrity
of the domestic financial sys-
tem, we accelerated capital
works to generate employment
and economic activity, and we
increased targeted social relief
to those most disadvantaged by
the crisis," Mr Symonettte said.


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MISS BAHAMAS UNIVERSITY ORGANISATION AMBASSADORS VISIT SCHOOLS



Beauty queens raise




child abuse awareness


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THREE beauty ambassadors
of the Miss Bahamas Universe
Organisation are working
together to create awareness
among school children of the
effects and signs of child abuse.
Miss International Bahamas
Amanda Appleyard, Miss
Earth Bahamas Krystle Brown
and Miss Bahamas Universe
Kiara Sherman are in the
process of visiting the country's
schools on a mission to educate
primary school students about
child abuse in an age-appropri-
ate manner.
Miss Bahamas Universe
Organisation president Gaynell
Rolle said: "We are pleased to
have been so well received by
the principals, faculty and entire
student body of the schools."
Miss International Bahamas
Amanda Appleyard, who
leaves next month for the Miss
International Pageant being


held in Japan and China, said:
"This is a wonderful opportu-
nity for me to sharpen my com-
munication skills and to be at
ease speaking before large and
diverse groupings. Not only is
the message a timely one for
the kids, but it is one that needs
to be addressed nonetheless. I
truly enjoyed each moment and
am looking forward to a con-
tinuous working relationship
with the schools."
Miss Earth Bahamas Krystle
Brown told the students that
they are special and have "spe-
cial body parts that need to be
protected and not taken advan-
tage off."
"You must promise me to
say 'no' if anyone wants to
touch you in any of those pri-
vate places," she said.
Ms Brown said she also
enjoyed lending her crown to
one lucky girl to wear for a day.


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To: All Members of National Workers
Co-operative Credit Union Limited,
New Providence, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera,
San Salvador and Exuma.

Pursuant to Section 21, 22 & 99 of the Co-operative
Societies Act 2005, notice is hereby given that all
members of National Workers Co-operative
Credit Union Limited (NWCCU) are urged to
attend a Special Call Meeting on Friday,
October 2nd, 2009 at the British Colonial
Hilton, Salon BC commencing at 10:00am to
discuss and vote on important matters pertaining to
your Credit Union.

* National Workers Co-operative Credit Union
Limited (NWCCU) Merger with Bahamas
Utilities Cooperative Credit Union Limited
(BUCCUL)

* The closure of the East Bay Branch, effective
October 31st, 2009.

* The acquisition of property for the purpose of
constructing a building for housing NCCCU
head office.

* To address the matter pertaining to the member
of the Supervisory Committee who did not meet
the requirements during the time of election.


"You should see how their
eyes light up, it's like a most
unbelievable moment for them.
I know they will never forget
it."
Miss Bahamas Universe
Kiara Sherman said one of her
most memorable visits was to
the Albury Sayles Primary
School, where the entire school
body wore whistles to symbol-
ise 'blowing the whistle on child
abuse'.
"This was truly creative and
most memorable, one I will
take with me for time to come.
Albury Sayles showed me in
grand style how to let go and
blow the whistle on child abuse
in a way I never imagined. All
of the schools I visited wel-
comed me with open arms, the
children were so well behaved
and curious to meet Miss
Bahamas. They made my jour-


ney as Miss Bahamas so
rewarding, I look forward to
meeting the other students,"
she said.
Ms Rolle said to date the
beauty queens have visited
Mable Walker; Gerald Cash;
Sandilands; Garvin Tynes; Yel-
low Elder; Thelma Gibson;
Gambier; Oakes Field; Ridge-
land; Stephen Dillet; Albury
Sayles, and Uriah McPhee Pri-
mary Schools. "This week we
will visit Kingsways Academy;
C W Sawyer; Naomi Blatch;
Carmichael; E P Roberts;
Columbus; Palmdale, and
Woodcock primary schools. I
am so pleased (with) the par-
ticipation of our queens, they
really enjoyed speaking to the
children and it showed through
their delivery." In total, the
beauty queens will visit 21 of
the Bahamas' schools.


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NOTICE
RAVEN ROCK LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
HARVEST VENTURES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Bahamas.






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Keep a lookout



for Lookout'



Homeless potcake is

now a movie star

ONE little brown potcake went from being an
unwanted dog to a celebrity.
The production crew from the movie 'Wind Jam-
mers' - an independent film production about an
American girl who learns to sail in the Bahamas
but learns much more about herself and the world
around her - contacted the Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety to see if they could help with some potcakes to
appear in a couple of scenes of the movie.
The Humane Society staff immediately thought
of 'Lookout' as she is a shelter favourite with a
friendly personality.
'Lookout' went along to the movie set with her
new friends Whylie Coyote, a black potcake; Tiger
Lilli, a brindle potcake, and Roxy. The four dogs
were great representatives for the potcake breed.


Adoption
'Lookout' was at the Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety for adoption, however, she behaved so well
on her outings she is now going to be the Soci-
ety's education dog and visit schools with their
education officer. There are, however, many oth-
er adoption dogs at the shelter and the Bahamas
Humane Society is asking anyone who has room in
their heart and a home for their own potcake star
to visit the dogs at the Society.
"And remember," said a spokesman, "when
you hear about the release of Wind Jammers keep
a lookout for 'Lookout' and her friends. The
Bahamas Humane Society would also like to thank
the Wind Jammers production for their generous
donation which will help fund our adoption pro-
gramme."

Legal Notice
NOTICE
BARCABAL INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 24th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice
NOTICE
SIVA OCEAN LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
HOLDING PATTERN LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of September 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,









THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS: First resident scholars



Exploring Bahamas' race relations history


RESEARCH being conduct-
ed by the College of the
Bahamas' first resident schol-
ars is expected to uncover valu-
able historical data on race rela-
tions and the educational devel-
opment in the Bahamas.
Dr Keva Bethel, president
emerita of the College of the
Bahamas, and Dr Gail Saun-
ders, former director general of
Heritage, are the College's first
resident scholars.
Scholars in residence pro-
grammes allow universities to
strengthen expertise and
enhance research capacity in
academic areas of particular sig-
nificance to those institutions.
They typically allow visiting
scholars to explore new dimen-
sions in their disciplines and cre-
ate unique opportunities for
intellectual engagement with the
university's faculty and students.
For the host university, such
work often leads to the enrich-
ment of existing courses or the
creation of new ones.
Dr Bethel and Dr Saunders
bring a combined experience
and expertise that spans decades
of important work in the


Research also into country's educational development


DR KEVA BETHEL


Bahamas, COB said.
Dr Bethel's current work, a
two-year project, will study the
history of post-secondary edu-
cation in the Bahamas with par-


ticular emphasis on the history
of COB.
The veteran educator, who
has devoted some 50 years to
education in the Bahamas, is


uniquely positioned for this pro-
ject having been COB's first
president, following 13 years as
the institution's principal; the
only woman to have held that
post.
Dr Bethel will examine and
record significant events and
milestones in the first 35 years
of the institution's history.

Concept
"The whole concept of the
(Scholars-in-Residence) Pro-
gramme, when you put aside
the personalities involved in this
instance, is a very important
reflection of the new dimension
that the College is taking on its
transition to university status,"
Dr Bethel said.
"I think it can focus the pub-
lic's understanding that we have
moved to a different stage in
our development and in addi-
tion to the instructional respon-
sibilities that we have had over
the years, we now value both


the experience, knowledge and
research abilities of mature
scholars."
Her research will investigate
the social imperatives and aspi-
rations that impacted the early
post-independence period when
the College was established;
including the prevailing reali-
ties and perceptions of educa-
tion in the Bahamas and edu-
cational opportunities for
Bahamians that governed that
time, and the kinds of changes
that eventually emerged.
Dr Saunders' work, also a
two-year project, is for her
planned book 'Race Relations
in the Colonial Bahamas'.
Calling the research neces-
sary and important, Dr Saun-
ders hopes to fuel greater dia-
logue on what for many remains
a compelling and sensitive issue.
"A lot of Bahamians don't
like to discuss race because it
can be rather sensitive, but I
think we need to look at it dis-
passionately and objectively and


that's what I hope to achieve,"
she said.
In-person interviews will be a
critical support to the docu-
mentary investigations she will
conduct.
"I just wish those things that
existed then were here. So many
of the people I really need to
interview are gone.
"I hope to travel to the major
islands to interview strategic
people, mainly senior citizens,
but some people in their 50s and
40s because their parents talked
to them."
The Scholars in Residence
Programme is an important first
for The College, which has
placed great emphasis on build-
ing its research agenda.
The appointment of Dr
Bethel and Dr Saunders as the
first such scholars, each distin-
guished experts in their own
right, underscores the kind of
distinction the College places
on the programme, COB said.
It also underpins the impor-
tance the College places in
developing research in areas of
significance to development in
the Bahamas.


Concerned citizens form community outreach group to help youths in the area


FOR quite some time now the
Pinewood community has received a
lot of negative publicity for allegedly
being a haven for criminals, criminal
activity and violence. But residents in
the area want to change this.
A group of concerned citizens have
joined together and formed the
Pinewood Community Outreach
Group with the focus of bringing pos-
itive publicity to the area by creating
programmes and activities to occupy
the free time of the community's
youth, thereby eliminating time for
negative influences.
"The facts do reveal that a high per-
centage of the country's latest murders
and crimes have been committed by
Pinewood residents.


"This, however, does not mean that
Pinewood Gardens is completely a
terrible area. It is still a community of
hard working, sociable and caring cit-
izens," the group said.
Pinewood Community Outreach is
partnering with the area's Urban
Renewal Programme and many other
initiatives.
"Together we will use our resources
and present a 'Stop the Violence
Community Festival' under the theme
'Bringing Peace Back to Pinewood'.
The event will be held on October 2
and 3 at the Pinewood Park."
This event will incorporate a
junkanoo rush-out and marching
bands through the streets of
Pinewood. A family cultural show by


Colage, a candle lighting and prayer
ceremony for crime victims and their
families will be held on Friday
[ cnin['1. October 2.
Then on Saturday, October 3, a fun
day will be held.
Sunland Entertainment's
"Pinewood Tittants" will host other
teams in a junior football competi-
tion. This will be followed by a concert
headlined by Erate which will include
performances by Christian Massive,
Land Lord and others.
"The event will also elevate social
interaction between all resident and
surrounding neighborhoods as a
strong message is sent to the crimi-
nals in the community and to the gen-
eral public," the outreach group said.


Early diagnosis and treatment of cancer is critical.
If you or your loved ones have questions about
this disease, there are answers.


The Cancer Centre Bahamas at Centreville Medical
Pavilion will be hosting individual cancer clinics with
two of the world's most renowned specialists on


Friday, October 2, 2009.
public.


The clinics are open to the


The Hon. Prof. Dr. Arthur Porter
PC, MD, MBA, FACR, FACRO, FAAMA

Dr. Porter serves as Managing Director of The Cancer
Centre and Director of Radiation Oncology. He is also


the current Director General and CEO


of McGill


University Health Centre and author of more than 300
articles on cancer research.


Dr. Karol Sikora
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comed the eager students.
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to fill out the data cards and
what sorts of items should not
be touched, the groups of four
and five set out to clean the
beach. The Ocean Conservancy
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data gathering effort. The types
of marine debris found in each
area are noted on data cards
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wire. Discarded fishing gear
included fishing lines, nets,
traps and rope.
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separate the aluminum cans for
recycling at Presto Recycling
on Queen's Highway.
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the turn-out on September 19.
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like rain at 8am yet the students
were out in full force. We have
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and quite possibly the most
experienced, with many chil-
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cleaners. The Hugh Campbell
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Top-seeded Safina,



Venus Williams




ousted in Japan


TENNIS
TOKYO
Associated Press

DEFENDING champion Dinara
Safina and Venus Williams were
knocked out of the second round by
qualifiers at the Toray Pan Pacific
Open on Monday.
Chang Kai-chen, an 18-year-old
from Taiwan, upset the top-ranked
Safina 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5. Russian teenag-
er Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova edged
Williams 7-6 (6), 7-5 to reach the third
round.
Safina was serving for the match in
the third set when she double-faulted
to give up a break. Chang, ranked
132nd and playing only the fourth time
in a WTA main draw, held her serve
and broke Safina again for victory.
"The double-fault didn't affect me
that much," Safina said. "Whether it's
a double-fault or a mistake it's the
same. It's just the way I played at 5-4.
It wasn't the right game, I didn't use
my first serve the whole game."
A dejected Williams made a hasty
exit from Ariake Colosseum, saying
only she was looking forward to her
next match in Beijing.
Williams took a 3-0 lead in the first
set but the 18-year-old Pavlyuchenko-
va fought back, breaking Williams to
tie it 5-5 before holding serve and win-
ning the tiebreak.
Pavlyuchenkova hit a forehand
down the line to go up 6-5 in the sec-
ond set. She had a triple-match point in
the 12th game and won when Williams'
return was long.
Chang converted her third match
point on Safina's forehand error after
the Russian had fought back from 0-40
to 30-40.
"On match point, I was just thinking
the same thing as always," Chang said.
"I wasn't thinking 'Oh, I have match
point, I'm going to win."'
Chang said her thoughts turned to
her parents after the upset.
"My mother doesn't get out to watch


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score," Chang said.
Chang made her Grand Slam debut
at this year's U.S. Open, advancing to
the second round.


Koji Sasahara/AP Photos
DINARA SAFINA of Russia reacts during her singles match against Chang Kai-chen of
Taiwan at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 29, 2009.
Chang won 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5.


Dolphins await

test results

on Pennington
FOOTBALL
DAVIE, Fla.
Associated Press

WHILE the Miami Dol-
phins await test results on
injured quarterback Chad
Pennington, teammates are
braced for the possibility he
won't be back soon.
Pennington underwent
tests Monday his right
shoulder, which he hurt ear-
ly in the third quarter of
Sunday's 23-13 loss at San
Diego. He missed the rest
of the game, and coach
Tony Sparano says he does-
n't know how long Pen-
nington will be sidelined.


Bills lose CB

McKelvin, S

Whitner to injuries

FOOTBALL
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.
Associated Press

THE Bills secondary is
minus two starters with cor-
nerback Leodis McKelvin
out indefinitely with a bro-
ken bone in his leg and
safety Donte Whitner
requiring surgery to repair
an injured thumb.
Coach Dick Jauron said
Monday that McKelvin's
injury is the most serious
and he isn't sure when the
player will return after he
was hurt in the first half of a
27-7 loss to New Orleans
on Sunday. Jauron said
Whitner's status will be
monitored on a weekly
basis, though the coach did
not reveal the exact nature
of the injury.
That means a defense
already missing starting
middle linebacker Paul
Poslusnzy (broken left
arm), will be further deplet-
ed on Sunday when Buffalo
(1-2) travels to play at Mia-
mi (0-3).


Top sailing honour for the 'Sea Wolf'


As the first Bahamian to
receive the recognition in sail-
ing, Knowles said he's calling
on all of the other sporting
disciplines to come out and
support the event.
The organising committee
is headed by local journalist
Fred Sturrup and Jamaican
businessman Al Hamilton,
now living in London, Eng-
land. Hamilton, who serves
as a special advisor to the
Commonwealth Boxing
Council, also headed by Stur-
rup, has successfully ran the
Commonwealth Sports
Awards for the past 20 years.
Last year, the newly formed
CASI awards banquet includ-
ed netball. But this year, they
have decided to replace that
discipline with basketball.
Sturrup, who was the guest
speaker at the initial awards
banquet, said the event serves
as an opportunity to pay fun-
damental tribute to those
sports persons who have so
greatly boosted the image of
the Caribbean through sports
since the late 1940s.
Sturrup said they are hon-
oured, not just to have had
Knowles present for the press
conference, but to be able to
honour him as one of the two
living legends of the 1940s era
when he competed in the
Olympic Games for the
British Empire.
The other is George Rho-
den of Jamaica, who is one of
the nominees for the most
outstanding male track and
field athlete. Rhoden won the
400 metres in the 1948
Olympics in London, Eng-
land, and was on the 4 x 400
relay team that won the gold
in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland.
"It's a tremendous tribute
to him and George Rhoden
for the longevity that they
both had," Sturrup said.
Sturrup also thanked the
presidents of the Amateur
Boxing Association of the
Bahamas - Wellington Miller,
Bahamas Basketball Federa-
tion, Lawrence Hepburn,
Bahamas Softball Federation,
Burkett Dorsett and the
Bahamas Boxing Commis-
sion, chaired by Pat 'the Cen-
treville Assassin' Strachan, for
endorsing the CASI 2009
Week.
The banquet is being organ-
ised by Hamilton, who along
with Sturrup and three other
individuals, will determine the


eventual winners from the list
of honourees for cricket, foot-
ball (soccer), athletics male,
athletics female, basketball,
boxing and
administrator/coach.
During the week of activi-
ties, Sturrup said each asso-
ciation/federation will organ-
ise a night of activities for
their various disciplines
before the awards banquet
takes place on Friday,
November 20.
Here's the list of honourees
for the various disciplines:
Cricket - Sir Everton
Weeks (Barbados); Sir
Vivian Richards (Antigua);
Brian Lara (Trinidad & Toba-
go); Clive Lloyd (Guyana)
and Michael Holding
(Jamaica).
Football (soccer) - Clyde
Best (Bermuda); Dwight
Yorke (Trinidad & Tobago);
Leroy 'Uncle Lee' Archer
(Bahamas) and Theodore
Whitmore (Jamaica).
Athletics male - Javier
Sotomayor (Cuba); Lennox
Miller (Jamaica); Troy Kemp
(Bahamas); Donald Quarrie
(Jamaica); Usain Bolt
(Jamaica); Wendell Motley
(Trinidad & Tobago); Hase-
ley Crawford (Trinidad &
Tobago) and George Rhoden
(Jamaica).
Athletics female - Tonique
Williams-Darling (Bahamas);
Merlene Ottey (Jamaica);
Shelly-Ann Fraser (Jamaica);
Bridgette Foster-Hylton
(Jamaica); Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie (Bahamas) and
Ana Fedelia Quirot (Cuba).
Basketball - Mychal 'Sweet
Bells' Thompson (Bahamas);
Patrick Ewing (Jamaica); Old-
en Polynice (Haiti); Rick Fox
(Bahamas) and Tim Duncan
(Virgin Islands).
Boxing - Emile Griffith
(Virgin Islands); Oswald
'Elisha Obed' Ferguson
(Bahamas); Tefelio Steven-
son (Cuba); Leslie Stewart
(Trinidad & Tobago);
Andrew Lewis (Guyana) and
Claude Noel (Trinidad &
Tobago).
Administrator/Coach - Glo-
ria Ballentine (St Vincent &
The Grenadines); Mike Fen-
nell (Jamaica); Anton Sealy
(Bahamas); Kathy Harper-
Hall (Barbados) and Richard
Peterkin (St. Lucia).
International Sailing Extra-
ordinaire - Sir Durward
Knowles (Bahamas)


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Vixens roll over Truckers, Defenders defeat Technicians in five sets


THE New Providence Volleyball
Association opened its 2009 season
on Sunday at the D W Davis Gym-
nasium with both defending cham-
pions executing their game plans to
pull off nail-biting, thrilling victo-
ries.


In the women's match, Cheryse
Rolle once again led the Scottsdale
Vixens over the Lady Truckers by
scoring a game high 13 kills in the 25-
17, 25-20 and 25-19 win.
In a losing effort, Kelsie Johnson
led the Lady Truckers with six kills


and two blocks.
Action
Over to the men's action, it took
five exciting sets for the Scotiabank
Defenders to defeat the Technicians


VOLLEYBALL

20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 24-26 and 15-9.
Shedrick Forbes and Ian 'Wire'
Pinder led the Defenders with 17


and 16 kills respectively.
Maurice 'Cheeks' Smith con-
tributed 29 excellent passes.
In a losing effort, Jamaal Ferguson
led the technicians with 13 kills.
Adalbert Ingraham contributed
eight.


TOP - RBDF officers compete in this year's Defence Force track and
field competition at Thomas A Robinson sports stadium.
ABOVE - Bravo team members celebrate after dominating the over-
all event with a total of 404 points...


Photos by Leading Seaman Jonathan Rolle


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Defence

Force track

competition

FROM page 11

Charlie and Delta. Over the
past few years, the Delta team
has been the powerhouse of
the RBDF.
But this night belonged to
the Bravo team, which domi-
nated the overall event with a
total of 404 points, followed
by Charlie, then Delta third
and Alpha fourth.
Marine Seaman James
Carey of the Charlie Team
was voted most outstanding
male athlete.
Woman Marine Michelle
Colebrooke, also a member
of the Bravo team, placed first
in the long jump, 400 meters,
and was a member of the win-
ning 4 x 400 female relay
team.
She also placed third in the
100 meters and the 4 x 100
female relay team competi-
tions. Carey was victorious
in the 400 meters, and placed
in the 200, long jump and 4 x
100 meter relay events.
There were special races for
the children of members of
the RBDF, whose ages
ranged from 5-13. They ran
in various races geared just
for them. Parents, athletes
and spectators all cheered the
children on, as they ran their
races with pride and determi-
nation.
There were also special
races for the officers and
marines in different weight
classes.
"The night was successful
and exciting," said organiser
of the event, petty officer
Ramone Storr. "The support
from especially the athletes
was of a high magnitude and
based on their performances,
this year's event was one of
the best ever.
"We definitely look for-
ward to continue having big-
ger and better track and field
events in the future."


THE New Providence Association of Basketball Offi-
cials (NPABO) is proud to officially announce that it will be
implementing a number of programmes in an effort to
update, re-certify and reclassify its present membership.
This undertaking will take on the form of an in-house clin-
ic of three sessions (theoretical) and on court evaluations
(practical) of each official.
The mentioned 'in-house clinic' and workshops is sched-
uled to be held October 1-6 at the residence of Tony
Williams, president of the NPABO, on Lumumba Drive,
Fox Hill.
Each evening session is slated to begin at 7pm. The prac-
tical aspect will scrutinize rule interpretations and floor
mechanics during the upcoming series of the Bankers Ath-
letic Association Basketball League.
Williams will serve as the chief clinician, Norman 'Mouch'
Humes as clinician and Melchoir Francis, interpreter and
chairman of the education committee, will perform the
duties of assistant clinician.
Of note is that the former two gentlemen have a wealth of
knowledge and experience in rules and regulations of FIBA,
having attended many clinics and seminars abroad with
regards to rules and having attained the status of becoming
international certified referees.
The 'spotters' will be Sharon Storr and Chris Saunders of
the NPABO's education committee.
The NPABO offers this course of study as another serious
and deliberative step to prepare its membership for the
highest level of competency in the interpreting and admin-
istrating of FIBA rules and regulations.
The intent is to create a unified approach and continue to
develop 'professionalism' in the officiating of basketball in
the country. On the completion of this exercise, an intense
qualification and certification course will be offered for
new candidates and/or former referees.


'I too brought my package

but was overlooked..."

am too and I will succeed soon," he projected.
Stubbs, a Bahamasair pilot and former basketball player,
thanked the Bahamian public who supported him both at
home and while he was on the road.
"It's not an easy one but with God spear heading my path-
way, I believe my day will come and come real soon," Stubbs
noted. "Thanks for the prayers and encouraging words I receive
from the many friends and fans. May God continue to pour out
his many blessings upon your lives."


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T EI)DAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2009


I PIAGE9*Itraioa prsnw


SIR DURWARD KNOWLES


'I too brought my


package but was


overlooked..."


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
ALTHOUGH he didn't
achieve his goal of making
the top 10, 42-year-old Joel
Stubbs felt he performed
very well against the 22-
man field at Mr Olympia
in Las Vegas, Nevada, over
the weekend.
"This was considered the
greatest and most highly
contested competition in
the history of the Mr
Olympia showdown,"
Stubbs said. "The compe-
tition was intense and com-
petitive.
"Some would of figure it
was very hard to judge
because all the bodies were
so sharp, conditioned and
detailed for battle. I too
brought my package but
was overlooked."
Stubbs finished tied with
six other competitors for
16th place with a total of
80 points from the first two
rounds. They didn't
advance to the final two
rounds where the top com-
petitors were determined.
"I didn't get a proper
chance to be compared to
some of the top body-
builders unfortunately,"
Stubbs reflected. "At this
Olympia showdown, every-
one placed ahead of me
had either won an IFBB
show this season or was the
runner up.
"That was how tough the
show was. But I'm happy
with my placing and the
opportunity to display my
physique to the world as I
see it. As long as you have
made improvements to
your body each time you
compete, you are already
a winner, as it is a major
accomplishment."
This was Stubbs' first
appearance on the biggest
stage in the sport and he
noted that the atmosphere
was more than he had
anticipated.
"I've been there many


JOEL STUBBS

times but sitting in the are-
na watching," he said.
"However this time I was
one of them looking down
on the audience and having
fun.
"It's just so overwhelm-
ing to see fans from all
around the world just
screaming out your name
as you perform. Also there
was a Bahamian contin-
gent that followed my foot
steps here to lend the sup-
port and encouragement."
As he reflects on the
show, Stubbs said he's
eager to work on the areas
that he felt was a major
downfall for him in his
quest to get back on the
elite stage next year.
"As you would study the
pictures you would see that
the upper body is super
massive and can't be touch
but the quads still need to
catch up," he said. "So I
would say I need to work
on more quadriceps mus-
cles. They are improving
so don't count me out just
yet."
Now that the champi-
onship is over, Stubbs said
he will take a much needed
break to recuperate, then
it's back in the gym to pre-
pare for next year.
"I just haven't given up
as yet and I hope everyone
is still holding the faith as I
SEE page 10


Top sailing honour


for the 'Sea


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net


Durward 'Sea Wolf'
Knowles has received a
number of accolades. But
he said he's thrilled that he
has been considered for a CASI award.
The Caribbean Awards Sports Icon
Foundation is expected to honour
Knowles for international sailing during
the week of November 15-20 in the
Bahamas.
Included in the activities is a four-day
schedule of basketball, softball, boxing
and a grand awards banquet to be held at
host resort Superclubs Breezes, Cable
Beach.
During a press conference yesterday at
the hotel, Knowles said this is definitely
the highest award he has achieved and
he's delighted to be included.
"I never heard about this until it was
held in Jamaica and I went there," said


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SHOWN (1-r) are Al Hamilton, Sir Durward Knowles, Fred Sturrup and Pat Strachan...


Knowles, referring to the initial awards
banquet held last year in Kingston,
Jamaica.
"But I know Bahamians recognize it
and since Fred (Sturrup) and Al (Hamil-
ton) decided that sailing would be includ-


Bravo team dominates


Defence Force track meet

WITH guts and determina-
tion, the men and women of
Bravo Team vowed to
dethrone the Delta Team dur-
ing the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force (RBDF) track
and field competition at
Thomas A Robinson sports
stadium.
A number of dignitaries,
including Minister of Nation-
al Security Tommy Turn-
quest, RBDF commodore
Clifford Scavella and other
senior defence officers, -
attended the annual event, ....... ., ... .
featuring the officers and '
marines showcasing their ath- ,
letic prowess in track and
field.
Athletes were grouped into
four teams - Alpha, Bravo,
SEE page 10


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ed, I'm an individual that appreciates
anytime that I'm being honoured. This is
one of the most outstanding honours that
I have ever received."
SEE page 9


BASKETBALL
ADDERLEY/
FERGUSON
TOURNEY


THE Archdiocese of
Nassau has announced
that their sixth annual
Deacon Leviticus 'Uncle
Lou' Adderley and Vin-
cent Ferguson All Catholic
Basketball Tournament is
scheduled to take place
over the weekend of Octo-
ber 9-12 at Loyola Hall,
Gladstone Road.
The first game is set to
be played at 7:45 pm. This
year's tournament will be
a very special one as it
comes right on the heels
of the death and burial of
the late Ferguson, one of
the two honourees.
Ferguson, 71, died last
Wednesday. His funeral
service is slated for 2pm
Thursday at St Francis
Cathedral. A memorial
service is set for 7:30pm
tonight at Loyola Hall.
Adderley has been
deceased for a number of
years.
VOLLEYBALL
NPVA
REGISTRATION
WITH the 2009 season
underway, DeVince
Smith, president of the
New Providence Volley-
ball Association, is
reminding all teams that
their rosters must be sub-
mitted by today as the
deadline has already
expired.


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Two women

charged in

pilot murder


FROM page one

in his Golden Palms Estates
home, near Kennedy subdi-
vision, shortly after 4am on
Sunday, September 29. He
was shot several times.
McQueen was engaged to be
married in February next
year.
McKenzie and Knowles,
who appeared before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez in
Court 1, Bank Lane, were not
required to enter a plea to the
murder charge.
They have also been
charged with the attempted
murder of McQueen's cousin
and roommate, Martez Saun-
ders, who was also shot mul-
tiple times. It is alleged that
the women while armed with
handguns and being con-
cerned with others intention-
ally caused McQueen's death
and attempted to cause the
death of Saunders. McKenzie
and Knowles are also accused
of conspiring to rob McQueen
and Saunders. They are also
accused of conspiring to rob
Enan Hanna, and robbing
him of a $260 Motorola cellu-
lar phone, and $150 cash.
The accused were not
required to enter a plea to the
charges and were remanded
to her Majesty's Prison, Fox
Hill. The case was adjourned
to October 6 and transferred
to Court 5, Bank Lane.



TV thieves strike

FROM page one
tion about the theft should
call police urgently on 911,
919 or call Crime Stoppers
anonymously on 328-TIPS
(8477).


FROM page one

Lightbourne are accused of attem
to extort $25 million from the 55-
old actor in January of this
Detective Inspector Sean Saul
told the court yesterday that Mi
McDermott - an attorney fo
Travoltas - consented to wear
body wire, as well as having polih
up hidden cameras and recoi
devices in his hotel room.
Inspector Saunders testified
on January 18, he and ASP Ri(
Taylor met with Mr McDermott
room (328) in the Sheraton F
Cable Beach. He told the courl
Mr McDermott consented to h
police record conversations frol
telephone. He said that a record
connected to the telephone and s
ly afterwards Mr McDermott m
phone call. Inspector Saunders
that the voice mail came on an
McDermott left a message
McDermott, he said, then r
another phone call and this ti

FROM page one

islands will be worthless if
travel cannot be provided at
competitive prices.
The current cost of air trav-
el is so high customers can fly
from Miami to Montego Bay,
Puerto Rico or Las Vegas for
the same price as a ticket to
Grand Bahama, Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace said yesterday,
But a new promotion is
advertising tickets to Grand
Bahama from $19 one-way,
and rooms at Our Lucaya are
available from just $35 per
night.And new aviation routes
can bring up to 293,320 more
airline passengers to Nassau
next year, and 39,520 to
Grand Bahama, that is a total
of 383,280 more visitors fly-
ing into the country.
Plans are in place to reduce
the cost of airfares by drop-
ping airport landing and han-
dling fees, and the $400 mil-
lion renovation of the Lyn-
den Pindling International
Airport will make it an effi-
cient centre where people can
move easily to the Out
Islands, the Minister said.
He added: "It's very impor-
tant for us to get aggressive
in terms of competing with
what's out there.
"Affordable accessible air
service is absolutely critical.
"Infrastructure is critically
important. We have to put the
infrastructure in place to


'Bridgewater's meeting with Travolta lawyer secretly recorded'


man answered. Inspector Saunders
told the court that Mr McDermott
spoke to the man and subsequently, a
woman, who identified herself as
"Pleasant," came on the phone.
Inspector Saunders also told the
court that the next day, he, ASP Tay-
lor and Detective Sergeant 1492 Fer-
guson went back to Mr McDermott's
hotel room. He said that after speak-
ing with Mr McDermott, he config-
ured a transmitter with concealed
cameras and a microphone in the
room.
"Mr McDermott gave consent to
record all video and audio of his
room," Inspector Saunders said. The
Inspector told the court that the adja-
cent room (326) was used as a moni-
toring point. According to Inspector
Saunders, Mr McDermott consented
to having himself outfitted with a body
wire to monitor all of his conversa-
tions. Inspector Saunders said that


Tourism

make sure that the promotion
works. "Imagine Paradise
Island without the bridges? If
we had to go by boats and the
boats only go every six hours?
"Each of the airline flights
is like a bridge, and if it was
$1 all of a sudden we would
all go. On the day we do that
I am confident we are going
to see some extraordinary
changes."
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace is
also keen to lower rates of
accommodation and travel in
the Family Islands to encour-
age domestic tourism, and he
said that will follow when the
number of visitors increases.
Tourists visiting Grand
Bahama fell by 27.5 per cent
last year, and by 24.9 per cent
in the Family Islands in 2008,
while air arrivals to the
Bahamas dropped by 13.8 per
cent. Keeping the tourism
industry afloat during the
recession are the cruise lines
which offer affordable pack-
age deals from a fast increas-
ing number of ports opening
in the United States.
Around 70 per cent of
cruises from these ports on
the east coast of the US sail
exclusively to the Bahamas,
and Nassau has around two
million cruise passengers dock
at its port each year, with 19.9
per cent of visitors to Nassau


Two men charged with possession of


FROM page one
appeared in Court 1 before
Magistrate Debbye Ferguson.
It is alleged the accused
men were found in possession
of a large quantity of illegal
drugs at an apartment com-
plex in Freeport. Miller and
Brown pleaded not guilty to
possession of dangerous drugs
with intent to supply. Brown
was granted $20,000 bail.
Miller was denied bail. The


case was adjourned to March
23 for trial in Court 2.

FIREARM CHARGE
An American man was
charged with possession of an
unlicensed firearm and
ammunition in Magistrate's
Court on Monday.
William Stephanos, 31, a
US citizen and a resident of
Florida, appeared before
Magistrate Debbye Ferguson.
It is alleged on September


sometime around 10.20 am on January
19, Mr McDermott left his hotel room,
returning five minutes later with a
woman. Inspector Saunders told the
court that he recognized the woman to
be Pleasant Bridgewater. He testified
that a recording was made of the
meeting between Bridgewater and Mr
McDermott. Ronald Zupancic, a
longtime employee and friend of Mr
Travolta, said that on January 13, he
received a phone call from attorney
Michael McDermott.
"He told me he had been contacted
by an attorney from Nassau named
Pleasant Bridgewater," he said.
According to Mr Zupancic, Mr
McDermott told him that Bridgewater
had a client - the ambulance driver
- who was the first to arrive at the
scene at Old Bahama Bay on Janu-
ary 2. According to Mr Zupancic, Mr
McDermott told him that the man had
a document that he claimed was


and Paradise Island arriving
by cruise ship.
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace is
keen to net the potential rev-
enue presented by these stop-
over visitors by developing
downtown Nassau and
increasing opening hours for
shops and restaurants.
He said: "We're not in the
business of counting heads,
what's most important is stop
over visitor numbers.
"The total visitor number
is irrelevant because we want
to take more about the econ-
omy of the Bahamas rather
than head count."
However the number of
stopover visitors also fell last
year and by the end of Janu-
ary had dropped by 63,000,
with 33,000 less in the Family
Islands and 25,988 fewer in
Grand Bahama.
There are no solid projec-
tions of visitor numbers for
the upcoming winter months
because it is still not clear
what shape the recession will
take, or how long it will last,
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said.
In the meanwhile the min-
istry will continue to work
behind the scenes, by open-
ing a 1-800-Bahamas call cen-
tre, bringing in film crews to
document the different
islands, encouraging sports
teams of all kinds to compete
in the country, and working
on reducing energy costs to
be more competitive with oth-
er destinations in the region.

dangerous drugs
27, the accused attempted to
leave the Bahamas on a flight
at Grand Bahama Interna-
tional Airport to Florida
when an unlicensed firearm
was allegedly found in his lug-
gage. Stephanos pleaded
"guilty" to the charges. He
was fined $3,000 or two years
imprisonment. He was also
fined $3,000, or one year in
prison on the ammunition
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"incriminating to John Travolta" and
was going to release the information to
the international media if $25 million
was not paid.
Mr Zupancic said that on January
16, he told Mr Travolta what Mr
McDermott had said regarding the
threat and phoned Mr McDermott on
what Mr Travolta had said. During
cross-examination by Mr Ducille, Mr
Zupancic admitted that he had acted
as an intermediary between Mr Tra-
volta and Mr McDermott, but that he
did not know Bridgewater.
The trial resumes today before
Senior Justice Anita Allen.
Bridgewater is represented by
attorneys Murrio Ducille and Krysta
Smith. Mr Lightbourne is represented
by attorney Carlson Shurland and
Mary Bain. Director of Public Prose-
cutions Bernard Turner, Neil Brath-
waite and Garvin Gaskin are prose-
cuting the case.


New date for National Tourism


Week, Cacique Awards

FROM page one

industry will be held every two years from January 2011, instead
of annually as in previous years, ministry officials said in a
press conference at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau.
In the absence of the events the ministry will undertake a
review of the week to determine its effectiveness and implement
necessary changes.
The break will also allow possible Cacique award nominees
the opportunity to hone their talents and skills, Permanent
Secretary Hyacinth Pratt said.
And it will give the general public more time to identify
and gather information about individuals and organizations
that should to be nominated for the prestigious tourism award,
she said. Ms Pratt also said that part of the motivation for
holding the events every two years is the smaller number of peo-
ple now involved in the event.
She said: "Now the pool is not as great we decided to hold it
every two years to allow people to better hone their skills.
"The new National Tourism Week is expected to bring even
greater focus to discussions of national issues that are critical to
the Bahamas' tourism-based economy.
"The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation remains committed
to the advancement of tourism through meaningful input on
tourism matters from all residents and looks forward to the
return of the National Tourism Week and the Cacique Awards
in 2011."
The Cacique Awards is held in conjunction with the Bahamas
Hotel Association and rewards individuals and businesses
across the tourism sector.








FROM page one

lands, why the applicants in question all used the same lawyer
and realtor for the transactions.
This was revealed by David Davis, permanent secretary in the
Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Land and
Local Government, during the first day of sworn statements
before the House of Assembly's Select Committee on Crown
Land. "There was great public commentary on the matter, in
the interest of being able to respond sensibly to the public the
(former) director was called in by the minister responsible for
lands and asked to explain a number of things. . .(such as)
how did these applications move through the system so quick-
ly when there are others in the queue? Was it just coinci-
dence?
"How did all of these lands end up being listed with the
same realtor, is that a coincidence? How did the same lawyer
happen to deal with all of these transactions, is that a coinci-
dence? The then director was unable to give what the minister,
in my view, deemed were satisfactory answers and so he was
invited to resign," said Mr Davis, before a packed room of
observers yesterday.

Controversy

Mr Turnquest resigned from the department in May amidst
a flurry of controversy stemming from allegations of corruption
and nepotism within the department. The move came after a
series of articles in The Tribune revealed that relatives of the
former director - including his mother-in-law - were grant-
ed prime beach-front Crown land in Exuma for less than $2,500
between 2001 and 2003.
Responding to a question put to him by Committee Chair
Fred Mitchell, Mr Davis said there was no way the Ministry of
Lands and Surveys could have known that five beach-front
lots in Exuma were granted to a few of Mr Turnquest's relatives.
Mr Davis added that the relatives in question did not breach
any ministry policy because as Bahamians they are "entitled to
apply in the normal course."
Audley Greaves, the department's under-secretary, added
that Mr Turnquest's relatives were a small number of persons
who were processed at that time, adding that only the individ-
uals concerned would have known their relationship to the
ex-director. But Mr Davis said the department is considering
amending the application for Crown land grants to allow space
for applicants to disclose if they are public officers, retiring or
retired public officers, or, if applicable, which public officers
they are related to in the Department of Lands and Surveys.
The speed at which the applications in question moved
through the system drew the attention of ministry officials,
Mr Davis said. He added that red flags were also raised when
four of the properties - which had been granted on the expec-
tation that they would be used to build second homes - were
"flipped" to foreigners a few years later for more than $550,000.
When asked if the ministry could prevent undeveloped
Crown land from being "flipped", Mr Davis said he did not
know if it was legal to place conditions on what persons could
do with their property.
Mr Davis said that the four parcels of land in question are the
only ones that have been investigated by officials but it was
unlikely that others approved during the same time period
were "flipped", because they were not prime property.
The land in question was granted during a government exer-
cise to approve applications for persons who wanted to build
retirement homes on the family islands, many of whom had gen-
erational ties or leases to the property.
In addition to Mr Davis and Mr Greaves, the Acting Direc-
tor of Lands Richard Hardy also testified before the commit-
tee yesterday.


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Atlantis: No group rebound until 2011/12


By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net


Atlantis does not expect
its important group
travel business to
recover until 2011 or
2012, and has not seen
a turnaround from extensive market-
ing campaigns, Kerzner International
(Bahamas) president and managing
director told Tribune Business yester-
day.
George Markantonis confirmed that
room occupancy levels have been as
low as 30 per cent at the Paradise


* Occupancy levels fall as low as 30% in September,

with staff on one and two-day weeks and mandatory

two weeks' unpaid vacation in effect

* Promotional campaigns yet to have desired effect


THE ATLANTIS resort on Paradise Island

Island-based resort for the month of
September, with employee work
weeks drastically reduced and staff
asked to take two weeks' mandatory
unpaid vacation to cut costs.


However, despite the depressed
business environment, Mr Markanto-
nis also denied rumours of further lay-
offs at Atlantis, saying it would not be
wise to make preemptive announce-
ments of redundancy exercises in the


media.
He was responding to claims in
some business and high society circles
in Nassau that Kerzner International
was preparing to lay-off between 1,000-
1800 workers at its Paradise Island


properties. Two sources have repeated
such claims to Tribune Business in the
past week, but the numbers being
speculated on appear somewhat on
SEE page 5B


Miss Universe bill '$10m less' for Bahamas than others


By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net
THE FINAL domestic bill
for the Miss Universe Pageant
was almost $10 million less than
most former host countries
have spent on the US originated
pageant, the Ministry of
Tourism revealed yesterday,
while touting the benefits to
the Bahamas as "priceless".
Minister of Tourism and Avi-
ation, Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, said the Bahamas has
never received the kind of glob-
al exposure the Miss Universe
Pageant provided, with up to
115 million individuals reached


Nation spent $5.8m on pageant, and 'won many battles' for organiser concessions


through the worldwide broad-
cast event.
According to Mr Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace, the
Bahamas spent $5.8 million to
host the Pageant. He said Viet-
nam spent around $15 million
to host the event in 2008.
The Bahamas also negotiat-
ed certain concessions with the
event coordinators that had
never been given to former
host countries.
Director-General at the Min-
istry of Tourism, Vernice
Walkine, said she personally


lobbied for 2008-2009 Miss
Universe, Dayana Mendoza, to
hold her final "adventures" as
queen here in the Bahamas,
something she said organizers
of the pageant seldom do.
She also fought for the con-
testants to visit several of the
islands as a part of the final
nine-minute package the
Bahamas received during
Pageant night, and pushed for
the National Youth Choir's
finale performance following
the crowing of the 2009-2010
queen.


There have been numerous
critics of the Government's
investment in the Miss Uni-
verse pageant. Some local web-
sites have criticised the Gov-
ernment for not revealing the
total cost of the pageant only
weeks after its conclusion,
alleging that government may
have spent upwards of $10 mil-
lion.
Local entertainment leaders
also criticised the Government
for the lack of local talent dur-
ing the broadcast.
Ms Walkine said the pro-


duction side of the pageant,
which is marketed to young
women between 13 and 30, is
out of the hands of the host
country. Inevitably, she con-
tended, the host country is sim-
ply that.
However, she asserted that
the negotiations put forth by
the Bahamas government for
the coverage received was more
than any former host countries
have been afforded in the past.
"You have to choose your
battles," said Ms Walkine. "My
battles were won."


Mr Vanderpool-Wallace sug-
gested that the private sector
rallied to assist the Govern-
ment in making the pageant a
success for the country, and
keeping total overall public
expenditure low.
He also surmised that some
capital works projects and pri-
vate maintenance projects may
not have gotten done without
the impending arrival of the
Miss Universe delegation.
"There were some things we
were trying to get done for
years," he said.


Regulators back

'no interconnect

fee' for local calls


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
REGULATORS have
agreed with arguments by
the Bahamas Telecommuni-
cations Company's (BTC)
only legal fixed-line com-
petitor that the state-owned
incumbent should not
impose interconnection
charges on its rivals for the
termination of free local,
"intra-island" calls.
Paul Hutton-Ashkenny,
president of Systems
Resource Group (SRG),
parent of IndiGo Networks,
warned that if BTC was
allowed to impose intercon-
nection charges on rival
operators for terminating
local calls from their net-
work, "the effect would be
fatal to competition".
In SRG's response to the
Government's consultation
on access and interconnec-
tion issues in the communi-
cations industry, Mr Hutton-
Ashkenny said former regu-
lator, the Public Utilities
Commission (PUC), had
never implemented the prin-
ciple that interconnection
and access charges should be
cost-orientated.


Rival fears that if BTC
imposes charge on other
operators for free local
call termination on its
network, 'effect would
be fatal to competition'
Instead, it had argued that
since accurate cost informa-
tion could not be obtained
from BTC, access and inter-
connection charges should
be 'retail minus'.
"This situation has exist-
ed for five years, and has
served to significantly distort
the market to the detriment
of the new entrant and the
consumer, and to the advan-
tage of the dominant opera-
tor," Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
said.
Pointing out that the
access and interconnection
consultation was silent on
how cost information would
be obtained, audited and the
timeframe for this, the SRG
president nevertheless
agreed with the notion that
an operator should not 'dou-
ble dip' - charging a cus-

SEE page 6B


Firms warned: Make correct severance pay


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMIAN employers
have been warned that failure
to pay the correct amount of
severance pay to laid-off
employees will lead to wrongful
dismissal legal actions, a Higgs
& Johnson partner saying she
"goes to court on a lot of cases
of this type".
Tara Archer, addressing a
Nassau-based seminar staged
by the law firm, said: "It is
incumbent on the employer to
pay the correct amount of sev-
erance pay to the employee to
avoid ending up in litigation.
"Should not the correct
amount be paid, you could find


legal action [taken against you]
for wrongful dismissal."
Ms Archer recommended
that Bahamian employers and
companies consult their attor-
neys on the amount of sever-
ance pay that should be paid to
terminated/laid-off employees,
as the total sum was "not clear
cut".
Apart from the statutory pay
stipulated by the Employment
Act, laid-off employees were
also entitled to payment for
unused vacation time, contrac-
tual bonuses, other benefit pay-
ments and any allowances they
had been enjoying, such as gas
and meal allowances, during
their notice period if they
worked it out. National Insur-


ance Board (NIB) contribu-
tions also needed to be deduct-
ed for employees during their
notice period.
In addition, under the
Employment Act laid-off
employees at companies where
they had a pension plan have
to choose between taking their
pension entitlement or accept-
ing statutory severance pay.
Parliament seemingly passed
the law requiring employees to
make that choice in order to
not over-burden companies
with severance costs.
Ms Archer said it was critical
for employers "to have clear,
concise employment contracts"
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Fixing crime's threat



to nation's well-being


FOR several weeks now, I
have been struggling with writ-
ing an article that reflects the
utter despair about the state of
crime. Violent crimes, such as
homicide, are now a daily fix-
ture in our lives. I have been
shocked at how pervasive, but
so far private, the level of out-
rage is in our society over this
situation.
Lack of Public Outrage
If a general election were to
be held today, I believe there
would be numerous political
casualties because of the crime
situation. Admittedly, howev-
er, if you look at public state-
ments only, issues such as the
proposed marital rape law and
the removal of the casuarina
trees from public beaches have


Focus
Financial


I I

seemingly gathered more trac-
tion than concerns over the
steady diet of shootings and
stabbings that we are being fed
on a daily basis. It is the lack of
public outrage that is conspicu-
ously absent. What does it take
for churches, community organ-
isations, civic and service clubs
to develop a consistent voice?
One school of thought is that
if those credible voices are
silent, then we should not criti-
cise the Government for seem-
ingly doing far too little. How-


ever, the other school of
thought suggests that when the
sheer outrage over crime gal-
vanises into cohesive voices, the
political leadership will have
problems on its hands. The
Government of the day must
be seen to be doing more about
crime. They must demonstrate
that:
* They recognize crime as a
major problem
* That they are committed
to reducing the level of violent
crime
* They are prepared to make
the required changes
* They are up to the task of
doing something about it
This seemingly docile
approach to crime, which is a
cause of concern throughout
the nation, is simply 'not cut-
ting it'.
Police Frustration
In speaking with a senior
police officer recently, he
admitted that a high level of
frustration exists within the
force over the number of crim-
inals charged with the most
serious offences, who are being
given bail and committing new
offences while on bail. His basic
question was: "How many
times do they have to pick up
the same person only to see him
on bail a few months later per-
petrating new crimes"? This
situation is most demoralising
to say the least.
The current situation
demands that we try new ideas.
Major US cities have had sig-
nificant success in reducing
their crime rate. Why can't we
replicate some of those suc-
cessful initiatives? Why haven't
we tried curfews? Curfews
would certainly reduce move-
ment on the streets at night. I
am told that many would resist
curfews because the perception
arising from their imposition
could hurt tourism, but my
question is: "How many young
Bahamians are we prepared to
let die on the streets before we
deal with the problem at


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hand"?
When it is someone else's
child being gunned down or
stabbed, it is easy to dismiss the
problem. However, when the
crime comes into your neigh-
borhood or directly affects your
family, then it becomes an issue
in need of attention. Crime
should not have to become per-
sonalised before the nation
recognizes it for what it is... a
severe problem that threatens
our national well-being. Our
economic lifeblood depends
upon foreign investment. Are
we so naive as to believe that
potential investors (both for-
eign and domestic) are not
being frightened by the level of
crime in our society?
While the Police Force, as an
organisation, has it problems,
it has many professional and
dedicated officers working in a
system than is less than opti-
mal. I am not sure it has the
tools, manpower and other
resources necessary to complete
the job at hand. However, this
is not a determination for me to
make, but rather one for the
force hierarchy and the Gov-
ernment to make.
Court System
We must fix the courts sys-
tem immediately. Last year
there were just under 80 mur-
ders, and the number of murder
cases concluded in 2008 was less
than 20. That leaves a deficit
of more than 60 cases for 2008
alone. Further analysis shows
that of those cases concluded,
they were for offences commit-
ted about three years ago, on
average.
On one hand we are build-
ing up a significant backlog of
untried murder and other crim-
inal cases, while on the other
hand our courts are simultane-
ously over-taxed. Why can't we
bring in temporary judges (be
they local or foreign) for a fixed
period to clear the backlog of
serious criminal cases? Just as
we can provide temporary
accommodations for the Privy
Council, we can create tempo-
rary criminal courts. After six
months, let us then assess the
impact this initiative has had
on the backlog of criminal cas-
es.
If we are going to follow a
Privy Council ruling that says
"one is entitled to a bail hearing
if no charges are brought with-
in three months", then we must
'step up our game' to ensure
that our criminal justice system
is more efficient.
Weak Economy
Finally, as the economy con-
tinues to weaken and more
people are displaced from the
workforce, the prospect of
increased levels of criminal
activity is real. What may start
out as a petty robbery can eas-
ily end up as a homicide. The
short-term prognosis is not
encouraging, as we have not
seen the worst of the economic
downturn yet.
Urgent Action Required
A blind man can see that
urgent action is required, yet
to the average observer it
appears that the Government
is not seeing it. If something
substantial is being done, it
must be communicated to the
public at large.
Until next week...
NB: Larry R. Gibson, a
Chartered Financial Analyst, is
vice-president - pensions, Colo-
nial Pensions Services
(Bahamas), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Colonial Group
International, which owns
Atlantic Medical Insurance and
is a major shareholder of Secu-
rity & General Insurance Com-
pany in the Bahamas.
The views expressed are
those of the author and do not
necessarily represent those of
Colonial Group International
or any of its subsidiary and/or
affiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com-
ments to rlgibson@atlantic-
house.com.bs


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009, PAGE 3B


Bahamas to get 383,000 extra airline seats


By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

A FALL-OFF in group
arrivals to the Bahamas has
stymied the Government's abil-
ity to forecast arrival numbers,
the Minister of Tourism and
Aviation said yesterday,
Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace said he could not say what
the winter tourism season - the
high season - will be like for
the Bahamas, but lamented
that the numbers have been
scattered.
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
alluded to a drastic decline this

FIRMS, from 1B

stipulating staff job descrip-
tions, pay and benefits, and that
these be reviewed continually -
on an annual basis.
She explained that if an
employee had been promoted
through several positions since
joining a company, and the
employment contract had not
been renewed, the courts would
look at the present terms of
employment - not the contract -
if a dispute arose.
Ms Archer also advised
employers to "obtain a signed
declaration of release" from
laid-off employees once they
had received their severance
pay to stop them bringing any
legal action against the compa-
ny.
Another common area of
dispute surrounding lay-offs
was whether an employee was a
manager/supervisor, and enti-
tled to four weeks' pay for
every year worked, or a line
worker and entitled to two
weeks' payment for each year.
Ms Archer said that in such
cases, courts would assess issues
such as whether the employee
could hire, discipline or transfer
other staff, the degree of deci-
sion-making and management
control they had, and whether
they received overtime pay to
determine whether the worker
had supervisory authority. The
terms of the employment con-
tract were also crucial.
Ms Archer also warned
employees asked to work out
their two or four-week notice
period not to "burn bridges"


winter season year-on-year, as
group arrivals, typically booked
months in advanced, have tra-
ditionally been used to gauge
arrival numbers.
With the onset of the global
economic downturn, the
dynamics of booking vacations
changed, with travelers book-
ing airfare and hotel accom-
modations only weeks in
advance.
Group travel took a hit ear-
ly this year as corporations cut
down on travel, the US gov-
ernment even scolding large
corporations for spending on
travel as the economy began
to tighten.

by sabotaging or undermining
their former employer, adding:
"It's a small community, and
one would not want to leave a
bad impression because a ref-
erence may be required.
"An employer may find an
employee may prefer to leave
rather than work out their
notice period, so ask them to
take accrued vacation pay. The
employee gets what he wants,
and the employer gets what he
wants."
Given the current economic
downturn, Ms Archer acknowl-
edged: "Those who have a job
are finding it increasingly diffi-
cult to focus on their duties
because they think they're
going to be next to receive a
pink slip."
Oscar Johnson, a fellow Hig-
gs & Johnson attorney and
partner, said: "In these circum-
stances, it is clear there is an
imperative faced by employers
to rein in costs to weather the
economic downturn they are
facing.
"That is a reality that is


Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said
the decline in stopover visitors
has left the Bahamian economy
in a bad position, even as cruise
arrivals gains were recognized
year-on-year.
However, he suggested
counting arrivals to the island
per head has been a misleading
method of calculating visitor
spending.
The minister said stopover
visitor arrivals have plummeted
14 per cent, while cruise pas-
senger arrivals are up by the
same number.
He insisted that the Ministry
of Tourism is working with the
Bahamas Hotel Association to

inescapable. Employers facing
dire circumstances need to
rationalise cost structures",
meaning they were assessing
staff complements, their suit-
ability and skill sets.
"It has to be understood, if
one is an employer and one is
an employee, that litigation is a
costly affair, and especially in
an economic downturn it
should be avoided if at all pos-
sible. The propensity to litigate
is something an employer
should look at, as they should
structure decisions taken to
avoid this if at all possible."
Mr Johnson also warned
Bahamian employers not to
"sacrifice long-term value for
short-term relief" in terminat-
ing employees. While many
firms felt that if they reduced
costs by a certain percentage,
they would have a specific bot-
tom line impact, in doing this
they could lose valuable work-
ers "and may prevent your
company from recovering as
speedily. Sound decisions need
to be taken".


NOTICE is hereby given that CLIFFORD JACKSON FAUSTIN of
YOUNG STREET, EAST STREET, P.O. BOX N-8832, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 29th day of September, 2009 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


introduce more airlift to the
country beginning by year-end.
He said new airline passen-
ger capacity to Abaco and
Eleuthera will increase by
65,520 seats with the addition
of two daily American Eagle
flights .
In Grand Bahama, an addi-
tional 39,000 seats will be
added with the introduction of
WestJet, American Airlines,
Delta and Spirit Airlines.
And a total of 293,320 more
seats will be added to Nas-
sau/Paradise Island arrivals.
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said
the Bahamas is to receive an
annual total of 383,280 more

Among the lay-off alterna-
tives, Mr Johnson said, were to
reduce salaries and work hours,
reduce paid vacations, imple-
ment 'work from home' rules,
and reassign employees - espe-
cially productive, highly-skilled
ones - to growth areas in a busi-
ness.
"Often times, people feel
that if they are bound to an
employee contract, there is no
flexibility," Mr Johnson said.
"I can assure you that in today's
environment, employees are
prepared to be flexible. They
want to retain their income."
On redundancy, Mr Johnson
said employers could only make
workers redundant if they were
closing a business, specific loca-
tion or eliminating a certain
post altogether.


airline seats than before.
According to him, the new
Lynden Pindling International
Airport expansion presently
underway will allow for a much
larger capacity of visitor
arrivals and open the door for
New Providence to become a
connection hub for travel to
the Family Islands.
"Right now it is impossible
to make the connection in Nas-


sau to get to the Family
Islands," he said.
The Ministry has also moved
to brand Abaco separately
from the other islands in order
to market it and its own desti-
nation.
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said
many more of the Family
Islands will be branded and
marketed in this way in the
future.


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
1ST OCTOBER, 2009

No. 2009/PRO/NPR/00560

Whereas CASTELLA MERCIANA BOWLEG, of No. 14 Richard's
Court, Oakes Field, in the Western District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for
letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of EARLE
A BOWLEG late of No. 14 Richard's Court, Oakesfield, in the
Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
1ST OCTOBER, 2009

No. 2009/PRO/NPR/00562

Whereas KYLE ALBURY, of the Western District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
ARLENE MARGARET ALBURY late of Trinity Way, Stapledon
Gardens in the Western District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar




COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
1ST OCTOBER, 2009

No. 2009/PRO/NPR/00563

Whereas EMMA BRAYNEN (nee) FERGUSON, of Seven Hills
in the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and
Personal Estate of MICHAEL MITCHELL, late of St Barts Road,
Golden Gates No. 2 in the Western District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

NICOYA NEILLY
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
1ST OCTOBER, 2009

No. 2009/PRO/NPR/00564

Whereas NEVILLE B. WILCHOMBE H, of Chancery House, The
Mall, in the City of Freeport in the Island of Grand Bahama, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
with the Will annexed of the Real and Personal Estate of ZBIGNIEW
EMILIAN MAZUREK late of 437 Golden Isles Drive in the City
of Hallandale, in the State of Florida, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


Atlantis: No group



rebound until 2011/12


FROM page 1B

the high side, and other Kerzn-
er International sources have
denied that any lay-offs are
being contemplated.
Mr Markantonis said yester-
day that many of the staff at
Atlantis, the country's largest
private sector employer, have
been placed on one to two-day
work weeks, while employees
across the board have been
asked to take a mandatory two-
week unpaid vacation.
"That includes me," he said.
"I applaud them for having
been able to do that."
Atlantis was forced to lay off
800 workers in November 2008
as declining economic condi-
tions deepened, following the


credit crunch that toppled
major banks in the US.
Despite the economic condi-
tions, Atlantis continues to
aggressively promote itself. Mr
Markantonis told Tribune Busi-
ness that his resort recently
bought two full page ads in the
New York Times that could cost
up to $290,000 on the high end
at the particular US newspa-
per. And Atlantis is running
two new television ad cam-
paigns as well.
"If that doesn't work...," he
said.
However, Mr Markantonis
asserted that the 2009 promo-
tional campaigns have not had
the desired effect this year.
"They are really not work-
ing very well. A lot of that is


because people in the US are
not willing to travel," said Mr
Markantonis.
He argued that attracting vis-
itors under the current eco-
nomic conditions has been an
"uphill struggle".
"Leisure guests are now
looking for the best deals they
can get, and tend to focus on
much cheaper vacations like
cruise trips," he said.
Mr Markantonis suggested
Atlantis' packages that offer
value, such as inclusive ameni-
ties, are not being picked up by
would-be travelers.
The fact Atlantis does not
expect group and convention
bookings to recover until 2011
or 2012 is significant, and indi-
cates the wider Bahamian econ-
omy may not rebound until
winter 2010-2011. Group book-
ings are important to the likes
of Atlantis and Baha Mar
because they are booked far
out, and take up specific ameni-
ties, enabling the resorts to fix
their leisure business around
these occupancy blocks.
The Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation recently released
tourist arrival statistics reveal-
ing stopover arrivals were down
year-over-year almost 14 per
cent, while cruise arrivals were
up by about the same number.
According to Mr Markanto-
nis, the Atlantis Dubai proper-
ty's business remains steady
due to strong patronage from
Middle Eastern visitors, espe-
cially within the oil-rich United
Arab Emirates where the resort
is located. He also said a new
500-room casino property is
under construction in Moroc-
co.
The resort recently hosted
the Miss Universe Pageant,
which has been heralded as the
preeminent promotional spot
for the Bahamas - greater than
last year's Super Bowl spot.
Mr Markantonis said the
global exposure his resort
received during the pageant
was priceless and should posi-
tion Atlantis and the Bahamas
for the future.


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tomer to receive a call, and also
imposing an interconnection
charge on a rival to terminate a
call on its network.
"However, the access and
interconnection consultation is
silent with respect to the long-
standing practice in the


Bahamas of BTC making no
tariff charge to the consumer
for terminating intra-island
domestic calls, and the impact
that such a practice has on


interconnection charges," Mr
Hutton-Ashkenny warned.
Currently, interconnection
charges for local, inter-island
calls between SRG and BTC's
networks involved no charges
to either operator.
However, Mr Hutton-
Ashkenny explained that if
BTC, under the proposed ref-
erence access/interconnection
offer (RAIO) that will be intro-
duced under the new regulato-
ry regime, imposed an inter-
connection charge for local ter-
mination, "another operator
would at the time then be faced
with passing that new charge
on to its existing customers,
who have hitherto paid noth-
ing to terminate local calls
regardless of the network on
which the called party resides.
"In such a case, business real-


ity would force those customers
of the other operator to take
circuits from BTC to terminate
calls to BTC customers, thereby
avoiding the new termination
charge," Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
added.
"Common sense dictates that
such distortion of the market
in favour of the SMP (Signifi-
cant Market Power) operator
cannot be the intent of the Act
or of the interconnection policy.
"SRG is of the strong view
that as long as a situation per-
sists where BTC chooses to
impose no tariff for termina-
tion of intra-island calls on its
network from its own cus-
tomers, then BTC cannot be
allowed to impose an intercon-
nection charge on other opera-
tors for termination of those
calls to those same customers."


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

DAVIS & CO.
Chambers
British Colonial Hilton
Centre of Commerce
No. 1 Bay Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Attorneys for the Petitioner


The Utilities Regulation and
Competition Authority
(URCA) agreed with SRG's
position, confirming that no
interconnection charges would
be levied by telecoms opera-
tors for domestic, intra-island
calls, until Bahamian consumer
started to be charged for these
calls.
Previously, BTC had sub-
sidised free domestic calls
through its unbalanced inter-
national fixed-line long distance
charges, yet the arrival of com-
petition from IndiGo and unli-
censed Voice over Internet Pro-
tocol (VoIP) providers had
forced it to reduce the latter. It
had subsequently attempted to
make up for the losses this had
called by increasing line rental
charges as of January 1, 2006.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
SRG's concern was that, given
that free domestic calls had to
be subsidized by another BTC
business line, they were being
priced at below cost - "the clas-
sic case of predatory pricing in
a competitive market".
If interconnection charges
were levied, he argued: "In such


Regulators back 'no interconnect fee' for local calls


Legal Notice
NOTICE

JOULIANE INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)




Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on

the 25th day of September 2009. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.








ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

RAMAT S.A.


-0-


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with

Section 138 (8) of the International Business Companies

Act 2000, the dissolution of RAMAT S.A. has been

completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


IODSCUSS STOIS ON THIS PAG LO NTSW.RIUE4.O


a case, BTC would have dis-
torted the market in intra-island
fixed voice such that sustain-
able competition is unachiev-
able.
"After all, no competitor will
invest in infrastructure or offer
competing services whilst the
market rate to the consumer
has been set by the dominant
operator at below cost."
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny also
complained that BTC had
refused to facilities share, when
it came to shared access to the
latter's masts and towers, for
some five years.
"SRG first wrote to BTC on
the subject of requesting shared
access to BTC's masts and tow-
ers on August 16, 2004. Despite
copious further correspondence
from SRG, and requests for
assistance from the PUC, SRG
is no nearer shared access to
BTC's facilities today than it
was five years ago," he said.
Regardless of whether the
issue was dealt with via an
access/interconnection offer or
some other agreement, the
SRG president said URCA
needed to ensure facilities shar-
ing offers were "made prompt-
ly, in good faith and on non-
discriminatory and cost-orien-
tated terms".


Legal Notice
NOTICE
APOLLOS VALLEY INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)




Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on

the 25th day of September 2009. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.








ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

RAPPAHANNOCK INC.


- -


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,

the dissolution of RAPPAHANNOCK INC. has been

completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)







Sales Representative

We are seeking to hire talented, assertive, charismatic and
outgoing individuals with an aptitude for sales and a desire to
succeed.

Skills and Requirements

* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment
* Strong mathematic capabilities
* Ability to multitask
* Possess excellent planning, organizational and
implementation skills
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* A team player with the ability to work independently
* Professional appearance
* A desire and passion to get ahead


Minimum Requirements

* Associate degree in marketing or business
administration
* Sales experience desired but not essential

Paid training and benefits program available

APPLY VIA EMAIL TO:

salesrepresentativeneeded@gmail.com


ROYAL FIDELITY i
Mon mw at Wwk C
C F A LC Z' 3 I- C 4 I A% I.
MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1 502.89 I CHG 0.05 I aCHG 0.00 I YTD -209.47 I YTD :. -12 23
FINDEX CLOSE 789 77 I YTD -5 40:. I 2008 -12.31-1
WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM I TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 I FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320
52 k-H. 52 k-Lo Secur..., Pe.....UClose Tods Close Change Dal, Vo EPS D,. i PE Yeld
1 81 1 03 AML Foods Limited 1 07 1 10 0 03 10,491 0 127 0 000 87 000%
11 80 990 Bahamas Property Fund 1075 1075 000 0992 0200 108 1 86%
930 590 Bank of Bahamas 590 590 000 0244 0260 242 441%
089 063 Benchm.ark 063 063 000 0 877 0000 N/M 000%
349 315 Bahamas Waste 315 315 000 0125 0090 25 2 286%
2 37 2 14 Fdelity Bank 2 37 2 37 0 00 0 055 0 040 43 1 1 69%
1420 1000 Cable Bahamas 10 03 10 03 000 457 1 406 0250 71 249%
2 88 2 74 Colina Holdings 2 74 2 74 0 00 0 249 0 040 11 0 1 46%
750 5 26 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 5 87 5 87 0 00 0 419 0 300 140 5 11%
385 1 27 Conso ldated Water BDRs 343 333 010 0111 0052 300 1 56%
2 85 1 32 Doctor's Hospital 2 05 2 05 0 00 0 625 0 080 33 3 90%
8 20 6 60 Famguard 6 60 6 60 000 0 420 0 240 157 3 64%
1250 80 Fnco 930 930 000 900 0322 0520 289 559%
1171 10 00 FrstOabbean Bank 10 00 10 00 000 0631 0350 158 350%
5 53 4 50 Focol (S) 4 50 4 50 0 00 100 0 332 0 150 136 3 33%
1 00 1 00 Focol Class B Preference 1 00 1 00 0 00 2,000 0 000 0 000 N/M 0 00%
0 45 0 27 Freeport Concrete 0 27 0 27 0 00 0 035 0 000 77 000%
902 5 49 ICD UtIltes 550 550 000 0407 0500 135 909%
120 998 J S Johnson 998 998 000 0952 0640 105 641%
1000 10 00 Premier Real Estate 1000 100 0 000 0156 0000 64 1 000%
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol. Interest Maturity
10000 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 10000 0 00 7% 19 October 2017
100000 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 10000 00 00 Prime + 1 75% 19 October 2022
100000 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 1000 0 00 7% 30 May 2013
1000 00 1000 O0 Fidelty Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 10000 0 00 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 8 42 14 O0 -2 246 0 000 N/M 000%
8 00 6 00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 2 00 6 25 400 0 000 0480 N/M 7 80%
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
4100 2900 ABDAB 30 13 31 59 2900 4540 0000 903 000%
055 040 RND Holdings 045 0 55 0 55 0 002 0 000 261 90 0 00%
BISX Listed [Autual Funds
5s k-...H k. LoF..nd - .aV .YTD. Lt 12 -..hs D... , Y.... ..V D..
1 4038 1 3344 CFAL Bond Fund 1 4038 3 72 520 31 Aug-09
30350 2 8952 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2 8990 -1 39 -416 31-Aug-09
1 4905 1 4119 CFAL Money Market Fund 1 4905 396 549 18-Sep-09
36090 3 0941 Fdehlty Bahamas G & I Fund 3 0941 -8 61 13 59 31 Aug 09
13 0484 12 3870 Fdelity Prime Income Fund 13 1136 3 93 5 87 31 Aug 09
101 6693 1000000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 101 6693 1 10 1 67 30 Jun 09
100 9600 93 1992 CFAL Global Equity Fund 96 7398 0 35 -4 18 30-Jun-09
1 0000 1 0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1 0000 0 00 0 00 31 -Dec-07
9 4075 9 0775 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9 3399 2 69 -1 41 31-Jul-09
10707 1 0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1 0707 3 38 514 31-Aug-09
1 0364 1 0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1 0319 -0 11 2 05 31-Aug-09
1IARKET TERr.1S
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 1l Dec 02 = 1,000 00 YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
5,k-Hi Highest closing price In last52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fdelhty
5,'k-Low -Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ -Seling price of Colkna and f-deI' ty
rdy wLa Prie- Last traded over-the-counter price
- dy wWeklyVol. -Trading volume of the prior week
h - Ch. --9 ,- f- dy- dy EPS -A company reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
. . u r lh t yNAY Net Asset Value
oi - v p p lNIM -Not Meaning ful
- - -l p- d bpyth--lt2, nh- , eFINDEX -The Fdelty Bahamas Stock hdex January -, 1994= 100
TO TRADE CALL COLINA 242,502-7010 n ROYALFIDELITY 242,356-7764 . FO CAPITAL MARKETS 242 396-4000 . COLONIAL 242-502-7525


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High: 890 F/32� C
Low: 650 F/18� C

TAMPA
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Low: 670 F/19� C

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High: 880 High: 880 High: 860 High: 870
High88Low: 770 Low: 770 Low: 780 Low: 770 Low: 790

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a WEST PALM BEACH
High: 900 F/320 C
Low: 720�F/220 C


FT. LAUDERDALE
High:91�F/330C L
Low: 760 F/240 C


MIAMI
High: 90� F/320 C
Low: 74� F/23� C


KEY WEST
High: 90� F/320 C
Low: 790 F/260 C
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Shown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's
highs and tonight's lows.


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


Today
High Low
F/C F/C
85/29 59/15
48/8 40/4
72/22 50/10
71/21 50/10
68/20 51/10
70/21 53/11
58/14 46/7
81/27 53/11
57/13 43/6
58/14 49/9
83/28 66/18
82/27 52/11
58/14 46/7
88/31 75/23
87/30 67/19


W High
F/C
pc 82/27
sh 49/9
s 74/23
pc 69/20
pc 68/20
pc 67/19
sh 54/12
s 76/24
c 62/16
sh 58/14
s 88/31
pc 72/22
c 61/16
s 88/31
pc 87/30


Wednesday


Low
F/C
52/11
38/3
53/11
45/7
47/8
49/9
43/6
55/12
46/7
41/5
72/22
36/2
45/7
75/23
70/21


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


Today
High Low
F/C F/C
62/16 44/6
83/28 54/12
72/22 51/10
96/35 67/19
77/25 52/11
75/23 60/15
68/20 46/7
75/23 52/11
90/32 74/23
60/15 38/3
69/20 48/8
82/27 64/17
69/20 55/12
79/26 58/14
89/31 65/18


Wednesday
W High Low
F/C F/C
pc 67/19 46/7
s 80/26 55/12
s 76/24 60/15
s 79/26 56/13
s 80/26 60/15
pc 78/25 58/14
s 70/21 45/7
s 78/25 57/13
pc 88/31 74/23
s 63/17 47/8
s 72/22 51/10
s 82/27 64/17
pc 66/18 54/12
s 82/27 66/18
pc 84/28 63/17


ABACO
High: 90� F/320 C
SL---7 ow: 76� F/24� C


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FREEPORT -",
High: 890 F/320 C
Low: 740 F/230 C




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










ANDROS
High: 91� F/330 C
Low: 75� F/240 C


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


High
F/C
68/20
104/40
56/13
60/15
74/23
69/20
86/30
86/30
72/22
65/18
58/14
85/29
88/31
99/37
70/21


Today
Low
F/C
53/11
78/25
47/8
48/8
48/8
47/8
53/11
72/22
64/17
52/11
45/7
51/10
67/19
72/22
53/11


Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday
Temperature
High ........................... .................. 86 � F/300 C
Low .................... ...................... 77� F/250 C
Normal high ................................... 870 F/300 C
Norm al low ...................................... 74� F/23� C
Last year's high ............................... 900 F/32� C
Last year's low ............................... 750 F/24� C


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High Ht.(ft.) Low Ht.(ft.)
Today 3:56 a.m. 2.5 10:03 a.m. 1.2
4:20 p.m. 2.9 10:45 p.m. 1.2
Wednesday 4:43a.m. 2.7 10:53 a.m. 1.0
5:03 p.m. 2.9 11:24 p.m. 0.9
Thursday 5:26 a.m. 2.8 11:38 a.m. 0.9
5:44 p.m. 3.0 ---
Friday 6:06a.m. 3.0 12:00a.m. 0.7
6:22 p.m. 3.0 12:20 p.m. 0.7


Precipitation Sunrise...... 7:01 a.m. Moonrise ....4:16 p.m.
As of 2 p.m. yesterday .............................. 0.76" Sunset....... 6:59 p.m. Moonset ..... 2:51 a.m.
Year to date ............ ....................... 31.40" Full Last New First
Norm al year to date .................................... 37.92" -

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High:91�F/330C
Low: 780�F/260 C



CAT ISLAND
7 , High:880F/31�C
Low: 750 F/240 C


GREATEXUMA
High: 90� F/320 C
Low: 77� F/250 C

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Wednesday
W High Low W
F/C F/C
pc 68/20 51/10 pc
s 96/35 65/18 s
sh 57/13 43/6 c
sh 63/17 49/9 c
s 73/22 49/9 s
s 73/22 58/14 s
pc 56/13 35/1 sh
t 88/31 75/23 t
pc 73/22 61/16 pc
pc 69/20 53/11 s
sh 60/15 48/8 c
s 82/27 50/10 s
pc 84/28 65/18 s
s 94/34 63/17 s
pc 69/20 52/11 pc


SAN SALVADOR
High: 90� F/32* C
Low: 76� F/24� C


LONG ISLAND
High: 91� F/330 C
Low: 760 F/240 C


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CROOKED ISLAND/ACKLINS
RAGGED ISLAND High:930F/340 C
Low: 770 F/25� C
High: 91� F/330 C
Low: 75� F/24� C

GREAT INAGUA
High: 930�F/340 C
Low: 780�F/260 C


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ligh: 91� F/330 C
Low: 75� F/240 C






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


WINDS
WSW at 6-12 Knots
WSW at 4-8 Knots
WNW at 7-14 Knots
NNW at 7-14 Knots
W at 7-14 Knots
W at 3-6 Knots


WAVES
1-2 Feet
1-2 Feet
1-3 Feet
1-3 Feet
3-5 Feet
2-4 Feet


VISIBILITY
6 Miles
10 Miles
6 Miles
10 Miles
6 Miles
10 Miles


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


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


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


High
F/C
93/33
64/17
72/22
81/27
63/17
92/33
87/30
74/23
81/27
74/23
75/23
65/18
83/28
68/20
66/18
72/22
57/13
89/31
91/32
62/16
91/32
81/27
79/26
57/13
63/17
66/18
72/22
64/17
90/32
50/10
86/30
106/41
72/22
76/24
72/22
89/31
74/23
70/21
75/23
86/30
75/23
93/33
61/16
55/12
64/17
87/30
99/37
54/12
72/22
64/17
70/21
100/37
75/23
90/32
63/17
89/31
64/17
86/30
61/16
77/25
52/11
70/21
82/27
79/26
58/14
72/22
60/15
67/19
63/17
56/13


Today
Low W
F/C
79/26 pc
54/12 sh
39/3 s
67/19 pc
54/12 r
77/25 pc
77/25 sh
62/16 pc
57/13 s
69/20 s
50/10 s
44/6 sh
77/25 sh
42/5 c
50/10 s
49/9 pc
36/2 s
69/20 pc
84/28 r
36/2 pc
73/22 pc
72/22 pc
62/16 s
46/7 s
48/8 pc
52/11 c
49/9 s
49/9 r
72/22 t
39/3 pc
79/26 r
71/21 s
62/16 s
58/14 s
50/10 pc
79/26 r
60/15 pc
54/12 pc
52/11 t
77/25 t
57/13 t
72/22 t
48/8 sh
37/2 r
45/7 pc
55/12 pc
77/25 s
34/1 s
46/7 pc
50/10 r
61/16 r
69/20 s
57/13 s
81/27 sh
38/3 pc
73/22 t
39/3 s
74/23 sh
52/11 r
61/16 s
36/2 pc
52/11 s
79/26 sh
68/20 r
46/7 sh
59/15 sh
45/7 sh
51/10 pc
41/5 r
36/2 s


Wednesday
High Low W
F/C F/C
92/33 77/25 pc
63/17 50/10 r
73/22 43/6 s
81/27 63/17 s
58/14 51/10 r
92/33 77/25 t
86/30 77/25 s
75/23 63/17 pc
77/25 60/15 pc
74/23 69/20 s
71/21 53/11 s
61/16 43/6 r
83/28 75/23 sh
69/20 41/5 pc
70/21 52/11 pc
66/18 46/7 pc
61/16 46/7 pc
88/31 68/20 s
93/33 82/27 r
50/10 31/0 sh
88/31 73/22 t
83/28 73/22 t
80/26 63/17 s
64/17 48/8 r
63/17 46/7 pc
68/20 50/10 pc
73/22 53/11 s
61/16 48/8 pc
88/31 70/21 sh
52/11 37/2 sh
86/30 81/27 r
108/42 69/20 s
66/18 54/12 s
75/23 59/15 s
72/22 50/10 pc
88/31 78/25 r
75/23 61/16 pc
68/20 48/8 pc
81/27 56/13 t
86/30 77/25 t
75/23 57/13 t
93/33 74/23 pc
54/12 41/5 c
50/10 36/2 s
69/20 47/8 pc
86/30 55/12 pc
99/37 73/22 s
50/10 34/1 pc
70/21 48/8 s
61/16 50/10 sh
69/20 62/16 r
97/36 69/20 s
75/23 57/13 s
88/31 80/26 s
72/22 41/5 s
86/30 73/22 t
68/20 39/3 pc
85/29 73/22 sh
59/15 57/13 r
77/25 57/13 pc
52/11 37/2 r
82/27 59/15 s
86/30 77/25 sh
72/22 67/19 r
54/12 43/6 c
85/29 66/18 s
57/13 48/8 c
66/18 55/12 pc
57/13 45/7 pc
56/13 38/3 pc


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