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Homicide team

in new look at

Preston death

Tribune Staff Reporter
tigation team led by
Assistant Commissioner
of Police Raymond Gib-
son visited Exuma last
week to look into the cir-
cumstances surrounding

Preston Ferguson's
The father-of-one
found dead in his compa-
ny truck on the side of
the road in Ocean Addi-
tion East, near the For-
est, Great Exuma, on
August 2, was initially
thought to have died on
impact when the vehicle
SEE page seven

Passengers fear for

their lives in Baillou

Hill Road incident

A JITNEY driver and his
passengers scrambled for
their lives after two armed
thugs attacked their bus.
The incident happened as
a 21A was overtaken by
another 21A in the area of
Family Guardian on Bail-
lou Hill Road. Two men
jumped off the bus which
was overtaking, and pro-
ceeded to attack the other
Using hammers, the thugs
smashed the back and two
side windows, showering
terrified passengers with
broken glass.
Witnesses also claim they
heard gunshots fired which
forced the bus occupants to
dive for cover on the glass-
covered floor.
Police at the nearby

Grove Station received a
frantic 911 call from the jit-
ney driver but reports con-
firm there was no physical
evidence of any weapons
being discharged.
Though no one sustained
any bodily harm, passengers
were left shocked as they
tried to make sense of what
"There was glass every-
where, it's in my clothes, my
hair," an eyewitness told
The Tribune.
"We heard gunshots and
everyone just got down.
There was a lot of scream-
ing and crying. We thought
we were all going to die."
Police said the incident,
which happened at about
6.30pm on Thursday, is
being investigated.
The two men are helping
them with their inquiries.

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Tribune Staff Reporter ei .

MP FOR Fox Hill Fred
Mitchell has branded Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham's com-
ments on the transition of lead-
ership within the PLP as "invent-
ed fiction".
Speaking to Parliament during
the debate on several bills on
Thursday, Mr Ingraham poked
fun at members on the opposite
side ridiculing the PLP for being
a shadow of its former self. He
also suggested that Fox Hill MP
Fred Mitchell and West End and
Bimini MP Obie Wilchombe
were appointed to the Senate by
PLP leader Perry Christie at the
behest of an ailing Sir Lynden
Yesterday Mr Mitchell released
a statement which sought to clear
up the Prime Minister's "jokes".
"While, we can all have good
laugh once in a while in the midst
of a very tense political situation,
the Prime Minister's version of
the facts must not go unchal-

lenged. His reported comments
could leave the uninitiated with
the impression that what he says
is true," Mr Mitchell said.
"Suffice it to say, the Prime
Minister does not have direct
knowledge of any of the events

that transpired with regard to the
transition of the leadership of the
PLP from Sir Lynden (Pindling)
to Perry Christie and therefore
he cannot be an authority on the
SEE page seven

Woman's INSIDE
body found

in sea is

THE body of a woman found
floating in the sea behind an apart-
ment complex in Cable Beach has
been identified by police.
Jennie Gosbell, 44, of Hertford-
shire, England, is believed to have
drowned shortly before her lifeless
body was discovered by a jet-ski
operator on the morning of October
Ms Gosbell was alone on holiday
and stayed at various places in New
Providence, the last being the Blue
Water Resort, Guanahani Village, in
Cable Beach.
Police say she went swimming off
the resort beach when she drowned.
Her body was found floating in
front of the Carefree apartment
building next door to the Blue Water
Resort at around 9.30am.
Murder has been ruled out of the
Ms Gosbell's mother flew to Nas-
sau from the United Kingdom to
identify her daughter's body last
week. She returned to England yes-





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THE Bahamas Nurses Union has filed a
judicial review application over Labour
Minister Dion Foulkes' decision not to
conduct a poll for a strike vote.
Attorney Obie Ferguson, who repre-
sents the Nurses Union, has filed the appli-
cation before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs.
"The minister has refused to conduct a
poll for the Nurses Union to determine
whether or not the workers want to par-
ticipate in industrial action," said Mr Fer-
"The minister has also taken the position
that because the agreement was not regis-

tered, the union isn't able to file a trade
dispute and that any dispute that the work-
er's file is considered to be invalid.


"Therefore on that basis, he is saying
that for the union to be able to file a trade
dispute the industrial agreement must be
registered and in this case it is not regis-
"We are contending that the union does
have that right under Section 30 subsection

3 of the Industrial Relations Act.
"The court will make a determination on
whether he (the minister) has the author-
ity to determine whether the non regis-
tration of a union's agreement means that
the union cannot file a trade dispute."
A full hearing of the application is
scheduled for November 6 at 9am.
The dispute between the Government
and the BNU began in May when Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham revealed that
the Government would be postponing
health insurance for public nurses in view
of a deteriorating economic situation that

meant spending cut backs were necessary
across the board.

After a long protest by nurses, who said
they need the insurance as protection against
the financial burden of seeking treatment
for work-related illnesses to which they are
regularly exposed, Government said it could
offer them insurance in 2010 or before if it
was feasible and would pay for the cost of
any work-related illnesses in the meantime.


THE 14TH Annual International Cultural Festival takes place this weekend at the Botanical
Gardens near Arawak Cay. Open from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, the festival will fea-
ture international booths, fine wines and native brews, plants, beverages and crafts as well as music
and entertainment. Check out the map below for a guide to everything that will be taking
Pictured here is the busy scene at the festival site yesterday with stalls under construction ahead
of the big event.


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PLP expects 'largest

convention turnout'

"We look forward to three days of
stimulating dialogue about the future
of our country and we invite all
Bahamians to join us by attending
our evening sessions or by watching
or listening via television or radio."

PLP Chairman

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE PLP expects its upcom-
ing national general convention
to draw the "largest turnout in
recent times in the life of the
party", according to its nation-
al chairman.
Answering recent critics of
the party's internal workings,
Glenys Hanna-Martin
described the party's electoral
process which will be exercised
at the convention as "highly
democratic" and said "dele-
gates properly elected through
a transparent process will come
and vote and no one will hold
guns to their heads."
"There will be canvassing on
all sides but at the end of the
day people will exercise their
franchise," she said.
Ms Hanna Martin invited all
PLPs and all Bahamians to par-
ticipate in the "exciting" con-
Set to begin Wednesday
October 21 and come to a close
on the evening of Friday, Octo-
ber 23, the event will see races
for the leader, deputy leader
and chairman post, among oth-
In addition, discussions will
be ongoing throughout the
three days on issues of national
and party importance.
"We look forward to three
days of stimulating dialogue
about the future of our country
and we invite all Bahamians to
join us by attending our evening
sessions or by watching or lis-
tening via television or radio,"
said Mrs Hanna Martin during
a briefing on the convention
held at PLP Headquarters yes-
Set to take place at the Wyn-
dham Nassau Resort, the chair-
man said the party expects that
delegates from "across the
length and breadth of the

Glenys Hanna-Martin

Bahamas" will convene for the
convention, representing every
island and each community.
Just under 2,000 stalwart
councillors and party officers
are expected to attend, whilst
there is the potential for around
450 voting delegates to regis-
ter - 11 from each of the 41
The chairman revealed that
the convention's theme is
"Towards a secure future for
our people", chosen by party
leader Perry Christie "to signal
a vision for the PLP in pursuit
of the further development of
our people and our country."
"This convention takes place
at a critical time in the life of
our people and our country,"
she told the press and party
stalwarts during the briefing.

"Today our country is
besieged by numerous social
and economic challenges which
now threaten the quality of life
of our people," added Mrs
Hanna Martin, who is being
challenged at the event for the
post of chairman by "at least"
three others - former MP Keod
Smith, current vice chairman
Kenred Dorsett and Ricardo
Outlining the schedule for
the convention, Mrs Hanna
Martin noted that the first relat-
ed event will be the traditional
prayer breakfast at the Wynd-
ham on Sunday morning at
The doors of the convention
will be thrown open officially
next Wednesday, and nomina-
tions for all available party
posts will take place from 3pm
Asked whether she expects
anyone else to run against PLP
leader Perry Christie, who is
presently being challenged by

MP for Bain and Grants Town
Bernard Nottage, and party
member Paul Moss, Mrs Hanna
Martin said those who have
announced their intention to
run for the post could be joined
by others who decide to nomi-
nate on the day.
"You have to wait until the
last moment it seems . . . who-
ever nominates at that moment
is thrown into the mix."
In order to nominate you
must simply be a member of
the party, but like Mr Christie,
Mrs Hanna Martin added that
"as the party evolves" some of
its members believe there
should be "more fulsome cri-
teria" to be met by those who
wish to nominate, "particularly
if you run for a very senior
office in the party".
That is almost certainly a ref-
erence to the intention of Paul
Moss, who only recently joined
the party and is not an MP, to
run against Mr Christie.
On Wednesday evening,
Cynthia "Mother" Pratt, who
demits office as deputy leader
after 12 years during the con-
vention, will deliver the
keynote address.
Voting for party officers will
take place from 9am until 3pm
on Thursday.
On Friday, the convention
will close at around 7pm with
an address from the leader elect
and deputy leader elect. The
chairman noted that while a

PLP LEADER Perry Christie
chose the convention's theme,
"Towards a secure future for
our people."
leader elect must take "fifty
plus one" per cent of the votes
- more than half of all cast -
all other party positions can be
won by a simple majority.

Noting the topics which will
receive attention during the
convention's sessions, Mrs Han-
na Martin said attendees will
"examine critically the issues
which affect the internal organs
of the party and explore ways in
which to further strengthen the
infrastructure of the party", as
well as healthcare, education,
the economy, immigration and
Grand Bahama in particular.
As for her own security as
chairman, Mrs Hanna Martin
said she feels confident that the
party will "make the right deci-
sions that will prepare it for the
way forward in our country"
when it comes to selecting who
should hold the post, adding
only that she feels "confident"
based on the response as she
moves about the country.
Rather than being a hindrance,
her job as an MP if anything
gives her an extra platform on
which to raise the party's pro-
file, she said.

Former MP cautions PLPs

ahead of upcoming event

Tribune Staff Reporter

THE battle in the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party's
upcoming convention will
undoubtedly be slated
around who will lead the
party going forward in
either the leader or deputy
leader positions.
But former PLP MP for
Exuma George Smith has
cautioned PLPs to also use
this time to concentrate on
other matters of great
importance within the par-
Above the self-aggran-
disement and promotion,
there is always a need for
the party to prepare itself
to face and win the next
general election, Mr Smith
He told The Tribune the
PLP must also examine the
crucial issues including:
"Quality healthcare
through National Health
Insurance, full support for
the security forces in min-
imising crime, strengthen-
ing the judicature in terms
of personnel and facilities,
raising the national results
in education and giving
financial support for schol-
arship programmes."
He added: "There must
also be an effective, mean-
ingful, and achievable pro-
gramme for the motivation
and empowerment of the
youth of the party, with the
country preparing them for
meaningful participation in
the affairs of the party and
national life.

George Smith says party

must examine crucial issues

"Additionally there is the
need for the PLP to build
a strong economy. Attract-
ing investments that gener-
ate national wealth, and
making economic empow-
erment of Bahamians a
linchpin of the party's eco-
nomic policy."
Along with these objec-
tives, Mr Smith said the
party must foster greater
appreciation and protection
of the country's culture, his-
tory and environment.
"The party must also pro-
mote pride in being
Bahamian and celebrate
love of homeland," he said.
Mr Smith, in his capacity
as a former MP of long-
standing within the party,
has also created a guideline
of qualities a candidate
must possess in order to be
placed in high office within
the PLP.
He has listed 16 qualities
and attributes he believes a
good candidate should pos-
sess if they seek to have a
rewarding and productive
political career.
These are:
1 Education, formal or
2 Good and sound judg-
3 Common sense
4 Honesty
5 Integrity
6 Humility
7 A clear vision of the
way forward and the ability

to articulate it clearly so
people buy into it
8 The ability to inspire
people to pursue noble
9 The ability to bridge
the generational gap
10 The willingness to
show reverence for those of
our citizenry who are in
their twilight years
11 The heart to inspire
the young to dream greatly
and to meet the future bold-
12 The heart to sympa-
thize with the least fortu-
nate among us
13 A reasonable under-
standing of the world along
with a great knowledge of
the Bahamas and the capac-
ity to discuss both
14 The possession of the

necessary shrewdness to
avoid being the cause of
heartache or unnecessary
disappointment to voters
15 The ability to under-
stand the value of treating
people the way they would
like to be treated
16 Commitment - the
willingness to stay the
Mr Smith said: "Commit-
ment is perhaps the most
important quality.
"The willingness to
expose yourself to scorn,
abuse and betrayal and still
stay in the arena, because
you are committed to fight
for a cause greater than

PLP Leadership he is going to stay on
hopeful Dr Bernard message and I think it is
Nottage picked up the , important for him to stay
endorsement of COB on message to speak to
political science profes- what his plan is, and
sor Felix Bethel, and . what his objective is, and
high praise from former - his objective is to build
leadership candidate the party and organise it
Philip Galanis at his offi- in such a way so that we
cial launch on Thursday. can form the govern-
Describing Dr Not- ment," he said. When
tage as the "best man" asked if he was willing to
to carry the PLP against DR BERNARD go on the record and
the FNM in a general NOTTAGE endorse Dr Nottage for
election, Mr Bethel said the leadership of the par-
that the party's current leader, ty at this time, Mr Galanis said
Perry Christie is "yesterday's" that he will indicate in his col-
leader. umn on Monday who he will be
"Bernard Nottage is the man endorsing for all offices at the
for now. I believe that Nottage October 21 convention.
in terms of his experience, his "But today let me say for the
information base, his tool kit, record that Dr Nottage is the
and his brain, Nottage is clearly best person I have seen who has
the leadership material that this offered himself thus far," he said.
country needs in these troubled At the same time, another
times. challenger for the leadership of
"I believe that his work in the the party, Fox Hill MP Fred
CDR as he enunciated it shows Mitchell, addressed members of
clearly that he has a vision for the PLP's Fox Hill branch at
the development of our coun- Sandilands Primary School, say-
try. He has an idea of develop- ing he wanted to have a full and
ment which is well suited for get- frank discussion about the pos-
ting the Bahamas out of the cur- sibility of his running for the
rent crisis and I am absolutely leadership post.
convinced of that," he said. "Branch members advised Mr
As a former PLP leadership Mitchell that they will support
challenger, Mr Galanis offered whatever he wishes to do. We
to reserve his outright endorse- asked Mr Mitchell to conclude
ment of Dr Nottage until he certain internal arrangements
publishes a column early next before he makes any further
week. "I really liked Dr Not- announcements. We believe that
tage's speech," Mr Galanis told a free and fair race in our party
The Tribune. at all levels will strengthen our
"His presentation was out- party and its democracy.
standing because it focused on "We do not believe that such
issues, it focused on the prob- a race will damage the party or
lems that we have to face as a the career prospects of who wins
country principally and it also or loses. We thanked Mr
addressed some of the issues we Mitchell for acting with respect
have to settle as a party as we go and decorum with regard to our
into convention. One of the party and its present leadership
things I am happy Dr Nottage and we know that he will go on
did not do was attack or say any- to prove to be for our party and
thing negative toward Mr our country a fine example of
Christie. I think that is the good leadership," the branch
appropriate thing to do. I think office said.

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Beijing's air is getting cleaner

BEIJING -This city's network of arterials,
five ring roads bisected by nine more free-
ways, is barely two decades old, but it already
is sclerotic. Roughly 4 million vehicles clog
Beijing roads, seven times the number about
15 years ago. On any given day, another 1,500
new vehicles join the crush.
So it is no surprise that Beijing has some of
the worst air pollution of any big city on earth.
No, the surprise is this: Beijing's air is actu-
ally getting cleaner.
China may have a hard-earned reputation
for long-neglected and fearsome environ-
mental problems, from poisoned rivers to
chemical-belching smelters. But the nation's
capital, Beijing, is trying hard to clean up its
dirty air.
The results show up not only in recent pitch-
perfect October days, but in the data that for
years have presented a bleak picture of pol-
lution here. Through September, the govern-
ment counted 221 days in which the 0-to-500
pollution index - the lower the number, the
better - was below 101. It was the greatest
number of "blue-sky days," as the city calls
them, since daily measurements were first
published in 1998.
At the same time, the city has recorded
only two days with dangerously high air pol-
lution. That is the lowest number in a decade,
and fully 17 days fewer than were logged in the
same period in 2000. Outside experts caution
that the city's measurements are not just
imprecise - they do not measure the tiniest
particulates that are most damaging to lungs,
for instance - but potentially misleading.
The government index is a 24-hour average
of readings from monitors citywide. In con-
trast, a single monitor operated by the U.S.
Embassy in downtown Beijing, where traffic is
heavy, consistently reports less healthy air
conditions than the official index.
And Beijing's air remains far from pristine
by any measure. The average concentration of
particulates in city air during 2008, for exam-
ple, was six times the ideal standard recom-
mended by the World Health Organization.
Indeed, Beijing has yet to meet the WHO's
interim air standards for developing countries
- or even the less-stringent standards posted
by China's national government.
Yet if the air remains bad, experts say, the
trend toward clearer skies is both steady and
"For those of us who have been monitoring
air pollutants for about 10 years, we see a
clear reduction in pollution," Zhu Tong, a
professor and air pollution scientist at Peking
University's College of Environmental Sci-
ences and Engineering, said in an interview.
In the past decade, in fact, authorities have
moved against air pollution problems with a
tenacity that some environmentalists in devel-
oped nations, pitted against industry lobbyists
and balky political machinery, can only envy.
Consider: Since 1999, the city has ratch-

eted up its new-car emissions standards from
nonexistent to the level of Euro IV, the same
clean-tailpipe requirements that are now
enforced across the European Union nations.
The rest of China will move to Euro IV next
With the switch to Euro IV, Beijing envi-
ronmental officials last year ordered a 90 per-
cent reduction in the sulfur content of gasoline
and diesel fuel, as well as significant new cuts
in polluting compounds like benzene and aro-
matic hydrocarbons in gasoline.
Nor is that all. More than 4,100 of the 20,000
city buses run on clean-burning compressed or
liquefied natural gas - the largest such fleet
in the world. The Beijing subway system, cur-
rently about 125 miles of tunnels and overhead
tracks, is undergoing a breakneck expansion
that will nearly triple its length in the next
five years.
Nor is that all. Before last year's Olympics,
the government imposed a regimen based on
even and odd license-plate numbers that effec-
tively banned half of all private automobiles
from the road on weekdays. Officials - and
the public - liked it so much that a modified
version, banning one in five cars, is now a
permanent rule.
The city also bans heavy trucks from enter-
ing the city during the day; after dark, the 18-
wheelers can be seen lining up on suburban
freeways, waiting for permission to enter. The
oldest, dirtiest automobiles - called "yellow-
label" cars, after the sticker glued to their
windshields - are banned from the center
city altogether.
And in July, 11 national government min-
istries took a leaf from the Obama adminis-
tration's Cash for Clunkers program and
began offering rebates of $440 to $880 to peo-
ple who trade in old high-pollution cars and
trucks for new ones. Officials estimate that
the program will sweep about 2.7 million dirty
autos from the roads nationwide.
Impressive as all that is, it may not be
enough. While Beijing's air is cleaner now
than in the recent past, the improvements
have been largely, though not totally, offset by
a sevenfold increase in the number of vehicles
since 1993.
Many of the easy cleanup measures, like
improving fuel quality and banning the dirti-
est vehicles, have already been made. Future
improvements will be harder to attain - and
yet the flood of cars onto the streets is only
The government insists that it is winning
the race. Because older autos emit as much as
30 times the pollution of new ones, officials
say, scrapping a relatively few clunkers makes
room for many new replacements. Moreover,
improvements in gasoline and diesel fuel qual-
ity have lowered pollution from all vehicles,
including the older ones.
(This article is by Michael Wines
c.2009 New York Times News Service)

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I SAW where the funeral
for Mr Vince Ferguson was
held today (October 1), and
feel I must add my tribute to
all those who have already
done so.
Growing up I always was
interested in sports, and
played quite a few. With the
exception of one or two that I
did excel in, I was always just
good enough to make the
team, but not stand out.
Let me share two stories
about Mr Vince Ferguson,
and his methods of teaching.
When I was about 15 years
old, I played on the Queen's
College High School Soccer
Team with a goalie whose
family (if I remember cor-
rectly) was from Jamaica, and
his name was Hugh, (can't
remember the last name). The
thing I do remember is that
he played for two years and
never allowed a goal to be
scored against him.
Because my nature was not
to be "told what to do" if I
thought the person was offen-
sive, I got into more than one
"disagreement" with my
school teachers, to the point
where it was "suggested" by
the Principal that maybe I
belonged elsewhere.
So in the middle of the
school year, I transferred to St
Augustine's College where I
first met Mr Ferguson.
My first "experience" with
Mr Ferguson was over the
school tie.
Every Friday all young gen-
tlemen were supposed to
come to school in their bright
red St Augustine's tie. Of
course, considering myself a
"rebel" now, I choose not to
wear the school tie at any
Hearing how hard a disci-
plinarian Mr Ferguson was by
other students, every Friday I
did my best to avoid him,
It was right before the bell
was to ring ending the morn-
ing break, when I accidental-
ly "bucked" into Mr Fergu-
son, who asked me immedi-
ately why wasn't I wearing my
school tie on Friday as I am
supposed to. I mumbled
something about "forgetting,"
to which he said I was to
come to his office at lunch
time and I had better have my
tie on.
The rest of the morning was
filled with apprehension, with

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 10th day
of October, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Notice of Extraordinary
General Meeting
West Winds Property Owners
Association Limited

Please be advised an Extraordinary General
Meeting of West Winds Property Owners
Association Limited (WWPOA) will be held
on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
in the evening at the Pavilion, West Winds.

me racking my brain, what to
do, what to do??
I had been caned once in
my life and didn't relish the
thought of going through that
experience again.
Right before I was to go to
his office, I went to the
restroom, and there, on the
floor, pushed into the corner
with the rest of the trash, was
a St Augustine's boys tie.
True it had holes in it, and
lot's of dirt spots, but it was a
tie. I quickly picked it up, tied
it on my neck, and walked
confidently to his office.
When he saw me, the veins
in his head and neck started
sticking out, and his lips and
eyes narrowed. He clenched
his teeth and seethed "What
is that Mr Lee?" Feeling a bit
nervous, I explained that he
said I must have a tie when I
came to his office, and since I
walked to school, and was
unable to get out (they used
to lock the back road, to keep
intruders out during the day)
this was the best solution I
could come up with. He sat
for what seemed like eternity,
eyeing me up and down and
finally said "Mr Lee, let this
be the last Friday that you
ever come to St Augustine's
College without your tie.."
And it was...
The other story I have
about Mr Ferguson was also
from that same time. As I said
before, I used to play soccer
for QC. Well one afternoon
while walking towards the
back gate, Mr Ferguson drives
up in his Volkswagon Beetle
and asks me why I was not
going to soccer practice as he
knew I played. I told him I
was not interested in playing
on the SAC team and was on
my way home, besides the
season was just about fin-
ished. He said regardless, he
wanted me at practice. I did-
n't go.
The next time practice was
scheduled I was almost on
Prince Charles Drive when he
pulled up in his car again, this
time turning it sideways to
block my path. He got out
and demanded that I go back
and join in practice. Seeing
that he was persistent, I gave
up and started attending prac-
I think there were two
games left then for the Cham-
pionship. My "forte" in soccer
was only in striking the ball
towards the net, I was neither
a good dribbler, nor a "magi-
cian" at ball handling. So I
was not surprised when I
spent the last two games on
the bench (besides I had just
joined the team). But I did
start to wonder why Mr Fer-
guson made me join.
Then came "Championship
Day." SAC was tied with QC
for wins in the regular sea-
sons, but led in some statistic
like goals scored or whatever,
which gave us the edge. All
we had to do was tie QC and
the High School Champi-
onship was ours.

The game started, and sud-
denly in the first half, QC
scored to make it 1-0. I knew
with Hugh in the net for QC
and not having given up a
goal in two years, "that was
Suddenly it was half time,
and Mr Ferguson yelled "Mr
Lee, get ready to go in as a
inside forward." I did what I
was told.
No more than two minutes
into the second half, the out-
side winger got the ball and
crossed it in front of their
goal. I had been following the
play up, and dashed forward
striking the ball towards the
goal with a sharp left foot vol-
ley. I watched as Hugh leapt
towards the ball, then realized
(to my utter amazement) that
it was indeed passing his out-
stretched hand and it made a
loud "clang" as it hit the met-
al netting inside the goal. I
took a deep breath, and
shook my head. The game
was tied!!
The game remained that
way and at the end we were
High School Champions.
As we met as a group after-
wards, Mr Ferguson only said
that "when we play as a team,
with everyone having and
knowing their part, we can be
These stories indicate the
type of teacher and person
Mr Ferguson was. Yes he
WAS a disciplinarian, but he
knew that with the tie episode
he had scared me enough to
1) Make me "creative"
enough to find some kind of
tie, and
2) By doing so, was sure I
would always wear my tie on
Friday. (And I did...)
And regarding the persis-
tence he showed in demand-
ing I join the soccer team,
then leaving me on the bench,
only to bring me on to end up
scoring the goal which proved
to be decisive, showed me
what a genius the man was.
He had seen me play at QC,
he knew what I could do, and
not do. It might have been
out of desperation, (after QC
went up 1-0 and everyone
knowing that nobody had
ever scored against Hugh)
that he brought me on, but in
looking back it was a cool, cal-
culated and educated guess
he took because he knew if
there was one thing I had was
a strong leg and that was
probably the only way a ball
could get past Hugh that day.
(It was not that I had great
soccer skills).
It showed me the brilliance
of the man.
I saw Mr Ferguson a few
times around town since those
days forty years ago, he was
always cordial, said hello, and
(once in a while) would shake
my hand, and give me that
wry little smile of his.
So, today we honour the
man, he was so much more
than just a teacher, and he
meant so much to so many.
May God Bless and receive
you at his side Mr Vince Fer-

October 1, 2009.

Recent demolition of church
EDITOR, The Tribune.

I SHOULD be obliged if you will kindly publish the below
information. It relates to the recent demolition of the church on
The C W Saunders' Highway.
"I am a retired banker who worked in that industry for near-
ly 23 years. (Retired in the early 1990's). During my tenure at
the bank I worked my way up to being an Assistant Manager
and was eventually given partial responsibility for the mortgage
portfolio of the bank. My duties involved liaising with the
lawyers of the bank to ensure that documents presented for
credit facilities were acceptable with no legal misgivings. I
recall that when clients presented documents involving Nassau
Village and Malcolm Allotment, the lawyers returned those
documents to us without an opinion because they were unable
to establish who were the original owners of lands in those
With regards to the recent demolition of the church in the
Nassau Village area on property purported to be owned by
Arawak Homes Limited, I wish to raise the question as to
when and how did Arawak Homes acquire the Nassau Village

September 25, 2009.

A tribute

to Vince


Teachers & Salaried Workers
Co-operative Credit Union Limited

to attend an
Informational Session
on Tuesday, 20th October, 2009 at 6:30pm


Teachers & Salaried Workers Co-operative
Credit Union Ltd., Headquarters Building on
East Street South & Independence Drive

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BPSU president seeks to cut work hours

Mould problem affects

two government ministries

THE President of the C,
Bahamas Public Service
Union is set to recommend to
government next week that briefly walked
around 400 staff at two gov- protest at the s
ernment ministries affected end of Septem
by a mould problem be According
allowed to cut their daily experts, altho
working hours, ence of mould
John Pinder told The Tri- ronments is
bune that he was hoping a res- harmful, it ca:
solution could have been nose or throa
found by the end of this week runny nose, sin
to the issue of where employ- or increased a
ees of the Ministries of Edu- or allergic reac
cation and Youth, Sports and people - most
Culture could be relocated, elderly, preg
The staff are upset over a infants and yo
mould problem at their people with all
Thompson Boulevard head- respiratory il
quarters, which many believe chemical sen
is making them sick. They

off the job in
situation at the
to health
ugh the pres-
in indoor envi-
generally not
n lead to eye,
.t irritation, a
nus congestion
asthma attacks
tions in certain
commonly the
nant women,
)ung children,
ergies, chronic
illness and/or
sitivities and

those with weakened immune
While some light appeared
to be on the horizon for the
government and the staff in
late September when it was
revealed that a Wyndham
hotel tower which had been
marked for demolition next
year could potentially house
them until the mould prob-
lem at their original head-
quarters could be addressed,
the discovery of a mould
problem there too has set
back those plans.
Minister of Education Carl
Bethel said yesterday that a



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New trial set for accused drug lord

A NEW trial for accused
drug lord Melvin Maycock Sr
over his alleged escape from a
police holding cell is set for
December 9.
On Thursday, Senior
Supreme Court Justice Jon
Isaacs granted Maycock's
release from prison on $80,000
Maycock, 43, was ordered to
sign in at the Central Police
Station every day as a condi-
tion of his release.
Maycock is accused of escap-
ing from a holding cell at the
Elizabeth Estates Police Sta-
tion in February 2008 by
switching places with his son
Melvin Maycock Jr.
Maycock Sr was captured
four months later following a
high speed chase. The initial
escape trial had been heard
before Magistrate Guillimena
Archer however she has
recused herself from the case.
On Thursday, Roger Gomez
Jr, one of Maycock's attorneys,
noted that his client had spent
more than a year in jail which is
the maximum penalty on an
escape charge. Maycock Sr had
been on remand for 15 months.
His new escape trial is set to
be heard in Court 5, Bank
The alleged inhumane con-

editions under which Maycock
had been kept at Her Majesty's
Prison since June 2008 played a
major part in Senior Justice
Isaacs' decision to grant May-
cock bail.
In August Senior Justice
Isaacs had ordered that the
condition of Maycock's deten-
tion improve after his lawyers
filed a constitutional motion
on his behalf.
Attorney Craig Butler, who
also represents Maycock along
with T'Shura Ambrose, filed
another application on Mon-
day, claiming that the judge's
orders had not been followed.
That hearing has been
adjourned to October 26.
Maycock still has a drug pos-
session case pending. That case
has been adjourned to Novem-
ber 17.
He is also facing extradition
to the United States on drug
charges. His extradition is
being appealed.
US prosecutors requested
Maycock's extradition in June
2004 on allegations that he is
the mastermind of the
Caribbean arm of a multina-
tional drug gang. Thirteen oth-
er men, including Melvin May-
cock Jr, who is charged in the
same indictment as Maycock
Sr, were freed on bail in 2006.

NOTICE is hereby given that JOSEPH NESTOR of DAVIS
STREETS, 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 17TH day of October, 2009
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


report he had seen on the
matter after returning from a
week abroad provided "defi-
nite evidence of mould" in the
Cable Beach building.
However, he said the Wyn-
dham hotel tower has "not
been ruled out" as a poten-
tial temporary home for the
two government ministries.
Mr Bethel said a "final
determination" on the matter
should be made early next
He noted that the difficulty
for the Government is in find-
ing a building which will allow
the ministries, in particularly

the Ministry of Education, to
function properly.
"The ministry is very large,
very diverse in its operations
and very complex.
We have to make sure that
all of the different endeav-
ours of the ministry fit togeth-
er properly in a space because
it's impossible to spread the
ministry all over the place.
"You have to have it possi-
ble for vertical and horizontal
integration of all of our activ-
and so that limits our
options," he added.
Mr Pinder said that the

BPSU "-', p. i!iI, 'with the
trouble the government has
faced in finding a site that
could adequately contain the
operations of the two min-
istries but given the fact that
there is no resolution as yet
the time has come for the gov-
ernment to consider offering
staff the opportunity to work
Such an arrangement
would see staff coming in for
an average of five hours a day
rather than eight, so as to
"minimise exposure" to the
mould at the Thompson
Boulevard site.

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Tribune Staff Reporter

Dr. Richard Marks
Author of ERY

Enriched Relationships

For Youth

The Christian Counselling Centre (CCC) and the Ministry of

Education are sponsoring a training seminar free of charge for

public school teachers, youth workers, ministers, and any one

that works with youth. The Enriched Relationships for Youth

curriculum will be offered by CCC on Tuesday and Wednesday,

October 20-21, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Dr. Richard Marks,

the author and Executive Director of Enriched Relationships

will offer his two day training at Calvary Bible Church on Col-

lins Avenue in Nassau.

In addition, Dr. Marks will be speaking in the 11am service on

October 18th, 2009 at Calvary Bible Church. The topic that he

will address is "How to deal with broken relationships". And

on Monday October 19th, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Dr.

Marks will run a workshop at Calvary Bible Church on "Com-

municating without strangling".

***All interested persons are invited to attend***

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"I is vex 'cause a all dis
daytime talk (on) dat news
show, dis call-in show et
cetera, et cetera, yadda, yad-
da, yadda, 'bout crime,
hanging, 'tiefing, rape,
shooting , cars following you
after work an' while all dis
actual crime happening' dur-
ing da nighttime yinna can't
find no police patrolling da
neighborhoods at night.
"Get real minister, an'
have da police works at
night. People is just fed up
dat the police could talk
about 'zero tolerance' dur-
ing da day an' nighttime
crime increasing wid no
police at night. Crime don't
only happen during 9am to
5pm when it seems almost
all da police works ya
- Rocket Scientist

"I vex at all these chap up
roads all over Nassau that
almost buss my tyre open
day after day. I am a single
woman almost afraid to dri-
ve at night for fear my tyre
will blow in one of them big
pot holes - that no one in
the Ministry of Works seems
to see - that will leave me
stranded on the side of the
road for some deviant to
take advantage of.
"This government need to
get it together, how long

does it take to lay some
pipes and properly patch up
a road?
All they is, is a bunch of
excuse makers and wind
- Sick of the city streets
"I vex that da PLP getting
all rile up over the race for
leader and deputy leader
when at the end of the day
things still ga be the same
in their party because it's
mostly the same tired, old
people running. That party
need some new, fresh blood
- the kind of blood what ain'
been in office already grab-
bing all the cookies and
crumbs out the jar but
focused people who ain'
scraping their wallets and
only looking to make a
- Political Observer

"I vex that even though
leaders in the United States
are saying it looks like the
recession is just bout over,
but my pocket still crying
every time I go in the food-
store to get some groceries.
Things still tough and rough
man - no wonder people out
there robbing and tiefin'.
How else the poor, unedu-
cated man ga' make it on
this lil' island?"
- Broke and busted

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Island Administrators told to be

accountable and responsible

AN INFORMED citizenry
has come to expect greater
accountability, transparency
and fair play in the conduct
of their affairs, Minister of
State for the Department of
Lands and Local Government
Byran Woodside said.
Based on the governmen-
t's commitment to account-
ability and transparency, he
said, a conclave was held last
year for Family Island admin-
istrators to inform them of the
establishment of an internal
monitoring unit.
"The internal monitoring
unit was born out of the need
to address those Family Island
administrators who were not
carrying out their fiduciary
duties," he said at the opening
of the two-day annual confer-
ence for Family Island
Administrators at the British
Colonial Hilton.
"The Auditor General and
the Financial Secretary have
indicated that too many Fam-
ily Island Administrators have
operated in contravention of

Department of Lands and Local
Government Byran Woodside
opens the annual conference for
Family Island Administrators at
the British Colonial Hilton on
the Financial Administration
and Audit Act," he said.
Some have used the salaries
of locally employed officers
to carry out capital works

without the authority of the
relevant central government
agency, Mr Woodside said.
He explained that some
have used revenue intended
for the Consolidated Fund as
a recurrent account.
"Further, and most egre-
gious, is the habit of cashing
rubber cheques within remit-
tances and much worse in the
revenue account," he said.
Mr Woodside admonished
those who head districts to
"cease" these practices and
warned all in Local Govern-
ment that such behaviour will
not be tolerated on his watch.
He said once he is made
aware of an infraction, "the
necessary action will be tak-
Some administrators have
taken a "malingering and in
many cases, a defiant stance
relative to the work of the
internal monitoring unit," the
minister noted. Less than
quarter of the districts have
sent in accounts since Febru-
ary 2009.

"The most common weak-
ness in the submissions
received is the preparation
of bank reconciliation state-
ments," Mr Woodside said.
"Most of the accounts did not
have them.
"Even though it was
agreed that the authorised
payment form was to be
used, many districts have
scanned the form into their
computer system and pro-
duced a computerised ver-
In the central government
accounts, many payments are
being made without the
authority of central govern-
ment agency heads, Mr
Woodside said.
During the workshop the
role of Family Island admin-
istrators will be examined "to
ensure that they are aware
of how important their lead-
ership is in boosting local
economies while encourag-
ing communities to take
advantage of economic

Elections reveal not many interested

in Local Govt leadership positions

NOT many persons are interested in
offering for leadership positions at the
Local Government level, last year's round
of elections revealed.
"Persons have been elected unopposed
and in a few cases, to ensure a quorum for
the administration of townships and coun-
cils, we have had to appoint persons,"
said Minister of State in the Department
of Lands and Local Government Byran
He was speaking during the annual
Conference for Family Island Adminis-
trators at the British Colonial Hilton.
The lack of involvement in Local Gov-
ernment "speaks loudly to the need to
encourage citizens to become active par-

ticipants in this very important aspect of
our democratic governance," Mr Wood-
side said.
Involving young people in Local Gov-
ernment can be a "critical avenue" to
getting them engaged with society and
increasing their leadership skills, he said.
Therefore, discussions are planned for
the launch of a pilot Local Government
Junior Council (LGJC) Programme.
"It will be a network of Bahamian
youth, performing a civic duty of service
through youth presentation in the affairs
of Local Government," Mr Woodside
Participants will work on empower-
ment skills and will be given the tools to



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become well-rounded role models who
appreciate the opportunities for future
careers available in Local Government,
he said.
The programme will aim at: promoting
partnerships between participating
schools and Local Government; providing
opportunities for young persons to par-
ticipate in and achieve an understanding
of the operations of Local Government;
and providing a forum for young persons
to voice their issues and views to all lev-
els of government and the community.
Success will depend largely on a shared
commitment between the community and
the Department of Local Government,
Mr Woodside said.

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OAS chief wants trade talks between

Latin America and the Caribbean

Tribune Staff Reporter
SECRETARY General of
the Organisation of Ameri-
can States Jos6 Miguel
Insulza wants renewed trade
discussions between the
Caribbean and countries in
Latin America.
Mr Insulza said he is not
calling for the resumption of
talks over the controversial
Free Trade Area of the
Americas but recommend-
ed that countries in the
Americas come up with ways
to improve trade relation-
"I think that we have to
restart the discussions (for)
some economic matters such
as trade that have been par-
alyzed for a long time. I'm

not saying I'm calling at this
moment for reinstatement of
the FTAA discussions... but
we have to find ways to
improve and increase trade
relations among us," he said
at a press conference held at
the Cabinet Office yester-
Mr Insulza added that his
organisation has also been
petitioning for stronger cap-
ital resources for the Inter-
American Development
"We have made a strong
request in support of the
IDB, to increase the capital
of the IDB. By the way, part
of the capital of the IDB is
also co-ordinated with the
Caribbean Development
Bank. And because we think
that for many countries, the
need for resources to stimu-

late the economy is very high
and we have limited
resource, we hope to have
success in this matter of
increasing the funds for the
IDB," he said, flanked by
Deputy Prime Minister
Brent Symonette.
Mr Insulza also said he
hopes to help foster sustain-
able tourism among mem-
ber states, improve security
within the Americas and
communicate the role of the
OAS to member states.
He made several courtesy
calls on public officials,
including visits to Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham,
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette, Governor
General Arthur Hanna and
Opposition Leader Perry
Christie, during his first visit
to the Bahamas.


OAS Secretary General on May 2, 2005, and
took office on May 26. The Chilean politician
has an accomplished record of public service in
his country. At the beginning of his five-year
term as secretary general, he pledged to
strengthen the organisation's "political rele-
vance and its capacity for action."
A lawyer by profession, he has a law degree
from the University of Chile, did postgraduate
studies at the Latin American Social Sciences
Faculty (FLACSO), and has a masters in polit-
ical science from the University of Michigan.
Until 1973, he was professor of political theory
at the University of Chile and of political sci-
ence at Chile's Catholic University. He also
served, until that year, as political advisor to the
Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and direc-
tor of the Diplomatic Academy of Chile.
He became involved in politics during his
student years and served as vice president of the
Chilean Students Association, president of the
Centre for Law Students of the University of
Chile, and president of the Union of Universi-
ty Federations of Chile.

In the early 1970s, Mr Insulza played an
active role in Salvador Allende's Popular Uni-
ty government and, following the coup that
brought General Augusto Pinochet to power,
he went into exile for 15 years, first in Rome
(1974-1980) and after that in Mexico (1981-
1988). In Mexico City, he was a researcher and
then director of the United States Studies Insti-
tute in the Centre for Economic Research and
Teaching. He also taught at Mexico's National
Autonomous University, the Ibero-American
University, and the Diplomatic Studies Insti-
Mr Insulza was able to return to Chile in
early 1988 and joined the Coalition of Parties
for Democracy, which won the plebiscite
against the Pinochet regime in October of that
year and that has been victorious in all demo-
cratic elections in the country since 1990.
A member of the Socialist Party, he has held
a large number of high-level posts in coalition
Born on June 2, 1943, Mr Insulza is married
to Georgina Nuiez Reyes and has three chil-
dren: Francisca, Javier and Daniel.

FROM page one

he was driving swerved off the
road and hit a utility pole.
But his family believe the acci-
dent was staged and police should
not rule out murder as a cause of
They claim police officers failed
to impound the vehicle, neglected
to interview persons of interest,
did not confiscate his clothes or
the possessions, and did not check
his phone records after his body
was found.
A number of articles published
in The Tribune attracted the atten-
tion of seasoned New York inves-
tigator Detective Sergeant
Nathaniel Santine III who con-
demned Bahamas police for the
"incompetence" displayed in their
"botched" investigation.
However, Mr Gibson told The
Tribune yesterday he is now lead-
ing an investigation into Mr Fer-
guson's death, and returned from a
visit to Great Exuma with his team
from the Criminal Detective Unit
last week.
He said: "We had a team travel
to Exuma and to look at some

additional inquiries, and we hope
to make a decision very soon in
this matter."
Although the death could be re-
classified as a homicide "very
soon", Mr Gibson said he was not
able to release any further details
Mr Ferguson worked as a land-
scaping supervisor at Grand Isle
Villas and was the youngest of 12
children. His family maintain he
was well liked in the community
and a number of people were will-
ing to assist with police investiga-
The Ferguson family have won
the overwhelming support of the
public in calling on Minister of
National Security Tommy Turn-
quest to get to the bottom of what
happened in Exuma on the morn-
ing the body was found, and a per-
sonal commitment to see the offi-
cers in question punished severely
if found guilty of negligence.
Mr Turnquest has so far
responded on all occasions with
the double mantra that the mat-
ter is still under investigation and
that he is unwilling to second-guess
the police.

Police probe into

death 'otched'
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family of .
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The stories behind the news

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THE TRIBUNE has covered Preston E
Ferguson's death in detail. i 1

Mitchell: PM's comments on PLP leadership are fiction

FROM page one
"He certainly has no first-
hand knowledge of my part
in it. He should therefore
desist in this folly. What he
says is exactly how we took
it in the House, a good

joke," he said.
On Thursday Mr Ingra-
ham verbally jabbed at the
PLP leader suggesting he
made several appointments
within the PLP at the
request of the dying Sir
Lyden: "You (referring to
Mr Christie) had no inten-

tion of making either Fred
Mitchell or Obie Wilchombe
a senator.
"He (Sir Lynden) filled
those two seats when he got
you elected, so when you
became leader you only had
two appointments to make
because the other appoint-

ments had been dealt with
up at the hospital in Balti-
more, Maryland, where
West End and Bimini took
Fox Hill on that man's sick
bed and made an appeal
which you had to honour.
"Now having been given
this great request by the

leader it is your job to hold
on to it, not let it go - he
gave you all the tools. He
gave you an arsenal for
order over this country to
bring them together, crush
them. It's an insurrection,"
said the nation's chief.
Mr Christie became the

leader of the PLP after a
hotly contested race for the
post between himself, cur-
rent MP for Bain and
Grants Town Dr Bernard
Nottage and former politi-
cian Philip Galanis in 1997
after Sir Lynden retired
from politics.

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HIS past season, Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie made
a decision to change
coaches. Next season, she
intends to only run her 200
metres specialty in major inter-
national meets.
In an candid interview with The Tri-
bune on Thursday at the St. Anne's
High School Heritage Day, Ferguson-
McKenzie said she is encouraged to go
on because she certainly enjoyed her
best season in a long time.
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the 100. all of mv times were so
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Florida where she joined the training
camp of coach Lance Brauman.
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was Jamaican sprinter Veronica Camp-
bell-Brown, who beat out Ferguson-
McKenzie for the silver in the 200
behind American Allyson Felix at the
World's in Berlin, Germany.
But on Wednesday, Campbell-Brown
had confirmed rumours that she and
Brauman has severed ties. Brauman was
responsible for helping Campbell-Brown
to secure back-to-back Olympic Games
gold medals in the 200.
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Observer, Campbell-Brown said she had
a 2reat run with Brauman over the last
sl\ years, but she just felt it was time
tui a cluni riand slie and her husband
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NOBODY sets expecta-
tions for themselves like
Chandra Sturrup.
So whenever she does not achieve her
goal, the veteran sprinter gets down on
This year, however, the Bahamian
national 100 metre record holder should
be very proud of her achievements,
if she didn't attain all of her -~!mns
"Considering how I ftIi L!i . ii and
coming this year and had .1 2'..ii . ason
running against the younger girls, I was
very pleased with myself," said Sturrup
in an interview with The Tribune on
Thursdav at It Anne's qch. I! Heritage

race because I knew that I could have ran
a whole lot faster than I did. I just didn't
put my race together that day."
At the end of the championships which
culminated with her running the ,,.O'[,I
leg as the Bahamas regained its i ... i n
on the podium with the silver in the 4 x
100 relay, Sturrup said she's contemplat-
ing retirement.
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son," she insisted. "I'm going to run
indoors for sure. Then after indoors, I
will come to a conclusion as to what it is I
will do.
"More than likely, I will continue and
run through the entire season, but that
has not been finalised as yet. So I'm look-
ing forward to running the world indoors."
The 13th IAAF World Indoor Cham-
pionships is set for Doha, Qatar from
March 12-14 and Sturrup is hoping that
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Knowles, Bhupathi swept in straight sets

Senior Sports Reporter

AFTER playing in two tie-
breakers in their first two
matches, Mark Knowles and
Mahesh Bhupathi got swept
out of the Shanghai Open in
two straight sets.
As the top seeded team
left in Shanghai, China at

number three, Knowles and
Bhupathi fell victim yester-
day to the French team of
Julien Benneteau and Jo-
Wilfried Tsonga.
The final score 7-6 (2), 6-2
in the semifinal.
With top seeds Daniel
Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic
and No.2 seeds American
identical twin brothers Bob
and Mike Bryan ousted in

the quarterfinal, Knowles
and Bhupathi felt the tour-
nament was open for them
to prevail.
However, they suffered
their second straight loss to
Benneteau and Tsonga in as
many meetings this year.
It was their first time play-
ing together since Knowles
and Bhupathi lost in the final
of the US Open in Flushing

Meadows, New York in
Bhupathi went on to suffer
a groin pull injury while play-
ing Davis Cup for India and
Knowles teamed up with
American Andy Roddick
where they lost in the final
of the China Open last week.
Although they have only
won one tournament for the
year at the Rogers Cup in

Montreal, Canada in August,
Knowles and Bhupathi are
still ranked as the number
three team in the world
behind the teams of Nestor
and Zimonjic and the Bryan
They have also qualified
once again for the year-end-
ing Barclays ATP World
Tour Finals that will be
played in London, England,

starting on November 22.
Following that tourna-
ment, Knowles will be com-
ing home to host his ninth
Charity Invitational from
December 3-5 with a profes-
sional tennis exhibition being
staged at the National Tennis
Center on December 5.


'Just Bring It' Track &

Field Meet set for today

THE Anglican Diocese's 4th Annual "Just Bring It" Track & Field Meet will be held on Saturday, starting
at 9 a.m. at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium.
Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd is the anchor sponsor for this year's meet.
* Here's the schedule of events on tap for the meet:

Long Jump
High Jump
Long Jump
Shot Putt
High Jump
Long Jump
High Jump
Shot Putt
400M Hurdles
4 x 100m
4 x 100m
4x 100m
Softball Throw

Opening Ceremony
Long Jump
Long Jump
Board Jump
Under 5 and 7 Males

Board Jump

4 x 400m
4 x 400m

Under 17 Females and Males
Over 17 Females and Males
Under 15 Females and Males
Under 17 Females and Males
Under 17 and Over 17 Females
Under 15, 17 and Over 17 Females
Under 15 and Over 17 Females
Under 9 and 11 Females and Males
Under 13, 15 and 17 Females and Males
Over 17 Females and Males
Under 17 and Over 17 Males
Under 15 and Over 17 Males
Under 15, 17 and Over 17 Males
Over 17 Females and Males
Under 5, 7 Females and Males
Under 40 Clergy
Over 50, 40 and 30 Females
Over 40 Clergy
Over 50, 40 and 30 Males
Under 5, 7 Females and Males
Under 9,11,13,15 and 17 Females and Males
Over 30 Co-ed
Over 17 Females and Males
Under 5 and 7 Female

Under 9, 11 and 13 Females
Under 13 and 15 Females and Males
Under 17 Females and Males
Over 17 Females and Males
Over 17 Male and Female
Under 9, 11 and 13 Males
Under 17 Females
Over 17 Males
Under 9 and 11 Females and Males
Under 13 and 15 Females and Males
Under 17 Females and Males
Over 17 Females and Males
Under 5 and 7 Females
Under 17 Male and Female
Under 5 and 7 Males
Under 17 Males
Over 17 Females
Under 9 and 11 Females and Males
Under 13 and 15 Females and Males
Under 17 Females and Males
Over 17 Females and Males
Over 17 Females and Males
Under 17 Females and Males

Under 13, 15 and 17 Females and Males
Over 17 Females and Males
Junkanoo Rush Out

Knowles announces 9th Charity Invitational

MARK Knowles has announced
that the 9th Charity Invitational is
set for December 3-5. Once again,
the proceeds of the event will go to
aid local charities such as the Cancer
Society, the Sassoon (Bahamas)
Foundation for Pediatric Heart Care,
Special Olympics, Association for
the Physically Disabled, the Chance
Foundation and the Mark Knowles
Tennis Scholarship Fund. To date,
over $400,000 has been distributed to
various charities.
The aim of this year's invitational
is to increase the total donations to
children's charities to $500,000.

Apart from the presenting spon-
sor, Kerzner International, some of
the major sponsors to date include:
Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Pri-
vate Bank & Trust; Pictet Bank &
Trust Ltd; Serenity Point, Abaco;
The Balmoral; The Bahamas Min-
istry of Tourism; American Airlines;
The Bank of the Bahamas, Everkey
Global Fund, Templeton Global
Advisors, Odyssey Aviation, H30
and The Ministry of Youth, Sports &
There are a few sponsorship
opportunities still available and inter-
ested parties should contact Vicky

Andrews at or
call 357-9670.
The Professional Tennis Exhibi-
tion will be held at the National Ten-
nis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Sports
Centre at 3 p.m. on Saturday,
December 5th.
One of the highlight participants in
this event will be Anna-Lena
Groenefeld, who partnered Mark to
win the 2009 Wimbledon Mixed dou-
bles Championships. Groenfeld has
singles wins over Daniela Hantu-
chova, Alize Cornet and, with dou-
bles partner Patty Snyder, has won
several ladies doubles titles.

* International Junior Sunfish Championships *

START of first race yesterday.

International Junior

Sunfish Championships

set sail yesterday

THE first of two days of sailing in the International Junior Sunfish
Championships got underway in Montagu Harbour yesterday.
Twenty five of the world's top junior Sunfish sailors are competing for
the trophy. At the end of day one, Jonathan Martinetti of Ecuador was in
the lead, followed by Puerto Rico's Fernando Monllor and Mathieu De
By of Holland.
Christopher Sands was the top Bahamian at the end of day one, stand-
ing in eighth place. Donico Brown was in the 16th spot, Theron Maillis in
18th, Brent Burrows Jr in 19th and Michael Holowesko and Torrington
Cartwright rounded out the Bahamian contingent's day one showing in
22nd and 23rd place respectively.
The juniors take to the water again Saturday when the overall winner
will be determined.
Four of the Bahamian juniors will be back on the water again Monday
to compete in the 2009 World Sunfish Championships which wrap up Fri-
Both international sailing events are being hosted by the Nassau Yacht
Club. It is the first time since 1995 that the Bahamas has played host to the
World Sunfish Championships.

LEADER of the fleet rounding the windward mark.

CHRIS SANDS (Nassau) rounding the first mark of the first race in first place.

9:00 a.m.

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3:00 p.m.

Softball Throw

3:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
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SIR CLEMENT'S COFFIN is taken to Eastern Cemetery. Sir Clement was a former deputy leader of the
PLP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Tourism, Government Leader in Parliament and was
responsible for the Public Service. He died on October 2 aged 81.




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CAT ISLAND Today: S at 6-12 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 840 F
Sunday: WSW at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 840 F
CROOKED ISLAND Today: SSE at 3-6 Knots 1-3 Feet 7 Miles 840 F
Sunday: SE at 8-16 Knots 1-3 Feet 7 Miles 840 F
ELEUTHERA Today: SSW at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 850 F
Sunday: W at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 6 Miles 850 F
FREEPORT Today: W at 10-20 Knots 2-4 Feet 5 Miles 860 F
Sunday: NW at 12-25 Knots 4-8 Feet 10 Miles 86� F
GREAT EXUMA Today: Sat 6-12 Knots 0-1 Feet 10 Miles 840 F
Sunday: W at 7-14 Knots 1-2 Feet 7 Miles 840 F
GREAT INAGUA Today: ESE at 3-6 Knots 1-3 Feet 7 Miles 850 F
Sunday: SE at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 6 Miles 850 F
LONG ISLAND Today: S at 4-8 Knots 0-1 Feet 7 Miles 840 F
Sunday: S at 3-6 Knots 0-1 Feet 10 Miles 84� F
MAYAGUANA Today: SE at 6-12 Knots 2-4 Feet 7 Miles 84� F
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NASSAU Today: SSW at 8-16 Knots 1-2 Feet 10 Miles 850 F
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SAN SALVADOR Today: S at 3-6 Knots 0-1 Feet 10 Miles 850 F
Sunday: NNE at 3-6 Knots 0-1 Feet 10 Miles 850 F
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THE RELEASE PARTY for the brand new video by popular Bahamian singer TaDa was held recently at
Club Uptown on Bay Street. The event was well attended by fans, members of the media, fellow artists and music
industry insiders. The new video for the song "No One Else" premiered at the event and to her fans' delight, TaDa
also gave a live performance. The music video which was directed by Charles A Smith and produced by Burton Wal-
lace will premier on international television shortly. TaDa explains that the song "No One Else" is a "classic tug of
war love story, where one party is all in and the other is playing games."
As always, TaDa was at the forefront in the local music business by launching and premiering her new video in
style and with a party. The club was decorated like the set for a video shoot and the music, drinks and good vibes
kept the crowd enjoying themselves.
TaDa said: "It was a great experience to be able to share the night with guests, friends, fans, cast and crew. The
crowd response and turn-out was all positive. I would like to thank everyone that came out, assisted me with the



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