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say daughter's

swelling is 'just fat'

THE PARENTS of Lashawnta Adderley, Sean and Yasmin (above),
are concerned about swelling on their daughter's stomach (below).
A MOTHER is sick with
worry over her daughter's
health, claiming doctors refuse
to examine a strange swelling
in the child's abdomen until
this time next year.
The swelling appeared
shortly after seven-year-old
Lashawnta Adderley had
surgery for a hernia at the
Princess Margaret Hospital, .. . .
and her parents claim that
when they brought the matter
to the attention of doctors, they
were told the protrusion was
"just fat".
Sean and Yasmin Adderley
took their daughter to the
Princess Margaret Hospital on
March 12 for her operation.
She was discharged the same
day with no complications.
However, they claim the swelling was immediately apparent after the
bandages had been removed and one side was bigger than the other.
Then, less than a month later, she was readmitted to hospital for three
days for an infected seroma - a pocket of clear fluid that sometimes
develops in the body after surgery. Doctors administered antibiotics and
drained some of the fluid.
After the infection, her doctor at PMH has since diagnosed the
swollen area as fat after he was unable to pull any fluid from the site -
a verdict Mrs Adderley said she cannot accept because she feels no tests
were performed to confirm this.
If it is fat, she also wonders, why did it appear only after the surgery
SEE page seven

PM hits back

P at Planning and
Act detractors




PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham releases doves to mark the official opening of the 12th Annual BahamArts
Festival at Arawak Cay yesterday. Honouree Taleda Strachan looks on.
The festival got underway yesterday and runs throughout today.

THE Nassau Music Society has made an $80,000
donation to the College of the Bahamas to fund
four major entrance scholarships of $5,000 per
year, with total value of $20,000 per award.
This donation represents the Nassau Music Soci-
ety's largest donation to the college. It also repre-
sents the largest scholarship specifically for the
study of music at the college.
The donation will allow for one new music
scholarship to be awarded every two years starting
this academic year and ending in 2018.
The entrance scholarship is awarded to a first
year full time music major, demonstrating the
greatest degree of talent and potential to succeed
in the area of music.
The college said the donation fits in well with its
agenda to build diverse offerings of scholarships
and financial aid to its students. Such funding
ensures that the college can compete for top stu-
dents who seek the advantage of a competitive
academic experience, without the worry of finan-
cial burden.
College president Janyne M Hodder said: "The
Nassau Music Society's support for music schol-
arship is timely. We recently opened the college's
newly renovated Performing Arts Centre, and
know that the recipients of this funding will be
the students who will command that stage in years
to come. As we build the University of the
Bahamas, it is important that we build great sup-
SEE page seven

Man accused of having
$4,300 in fake US bills
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN accused of having $4,300 in phoney
US $50 bills was arraigned in Magistrate's Court
yesterday and released on bail.
Alexander Williams Junior, 38, had been in
custody since he was arrested on Wednesday,
and then charged with possession of forged cur-
rency notes and with possession of materials for
forging notes.
However, when Williams appeared in Court
Ten, Nassau Street, yesterday, Magistrate Guil-
limina Archer, arraigned him on only one charge.
She said the charge of possession of materials
for forging notes, namely classic linen writing
paper and a guillotine cutting board, was defec-
Williams was charged with possession of 86
forged $50 bank notes in United States currency,
with the serial number IB69201755B.
There are four witnesses in the case.
Williams pleaded not guilty to the charge. He
chose to have his case heard in the Magistrate's
Court and will return to Court Ten on March 5,
The accused was released on $5,000 bail with
one surety.
Williams, of Garden Close, off Faith Avenue,
Nassau, is the second man to be arraigned in
SEE page seven

THE proposed Planning
and Subdivision Act will
not increase costs for devel-
opers or hit stall develop-
ment during the economic
downtown, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham has
Hitting back at detrac-
tors of the Bill, Mr Ingra-
ham said the move will
bring order to develop-
ment and prohibit bad
environmental and plan-
ning practices which have
been endured "for far too
He said: "Inevitably,
someone suggests that
more consultation must be
had or some individual
announces that he or she,
or some organisation has
not been consulted on pro-
posed amendments to leg-
islation or enactment of
new legislation.
"I am coming to believe
that unless the Minister
responsible speaks directly
with some individuals and
adopts 'in full' whatever
their view is, they will claim
not to have been consulted
or offered an opportunity
to voice their views.
"The President of
BREA informed both dai-
ly newspapers that he
wrote me recently with rec-
ommendations on this Bill.
If, or when, I receive his
letter I'll respond. You
know, some people wear
their politics on their
sleeves seek to cloak their
partisan bias in the
respectability of speaking
for non-partisan entities.
For such persons I have no
The Planning and Sub-
divisions Bill has been on
the Ministry of the Envi-
ronment's webpage since
June of this year. A num-
ber of non-governmental
organizations (NGOs)
have also distributed the
Bill among their member-
ship inviting them to com-
ment and to submit rec-
Recommendations for
amendment to sections of
the Bill have also been
received from land devel-
opers, architects and mem-
bers of the Town Planning
Committee, Mr Ingraham
"A number of law firms
have also taken the time to
review the draft legislation
and submit recommenda-
tions for its improvement,"
he said.
"This is welcomed and
encouraged. Some very
useful recommendations to
strengthen the Bill include
recommendations to
SEE page seven




A ANStudents benefit from

Partnership with BREEF


STUDENTS at an East
Street South high school are
learning about their country's
marine environment with the
help of foreign experts, thanks
to a partnership with the
Bahamas Reef Environment
Educational Foundation.
Marcia Musgrove, BREEF
school outreach co-ordinator
and a teacher at CV Bethel
High School, said the founda-
tion has been involved with
that school's 's marine science
magnet programme since its
She said the partnership is
extremely valuable because stu-
dents not only get to interact
with foreign scientists, but also
learn skills useful in science-
related industries - for example
scuba diving.
"They engage in entry-level
and summer employment at
Atlantis, the Fisheries Depart-
ment, BREEF, and Dolphin
Encounters," Ms Musgrove
Graduates of the programme
also have an advantage in terms
of getting into the Bahamas
Environmental Steward Schol-

ars (BESS) programme at the
Island School, founded in 1999
and located in Cape Eleuthera,
"I am well acquainted with
BREEF, the Island School,
BESS and am promoting them
for CV Bethel students and all
students throughout the
Bahamas," she said.
The Ministry of Education
started the pilot marine science
programme in 1999, and in
2004 discussions were finalised
to make it a magnet pro-
gramme the following year.
"Since the magnet pro-
gramme started in 2005, any
student in grade nine from any
school can apply to the Min-
istry of Education. They select
a group of students to come to
CV Bethel to complete the
three-year programme for
grades 10, 11, and 12," Ms Mus-
grove said.
"Before that, only students
graduating from SC McPher-
son into CV Bethel would have
gotten a chance to study marine
"About 10 students are at
COB pursuing biochemistry or

STUDENTS in the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars
(BESS) programme at the Island School enjoy their time learning
on the water.

environmental studies, and a
few are studying marine sci-
ence and go into the maritime
and boating industry."
BREEF networks with and
stays in contact with many

international individuals and
organizations that want to work
with Bahamian students.
The Bahamas National Trust
also collaborates with BREEF,
the Island School, and BESS.



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A JUDGE ordered Anna
Nicole Smith's boyfriend and
two doctors to stand trial on
charges of illegally funneling
prescription drugs to the for-

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mer Playboy model, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
The ruling yesterday fol-
lowed a three-week prelimi-
nary hearing to determine if
there was enough evidence to
try lawyer Howard K. Stern,
Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr.
Khristine Eroshevich. The
charges included providing
drugs to an addict.
All three pleaded not
Superior Court Judge
Robert J. Perry set arraign-
ment for Dec. 11 on charges
of conspiring to illegally pro-
vide Smith with drugs.

"I think you've proven
(Smith is) an addict," Perry
told prosecutors before mak-
ing his ruling.
Prosecutors and defense
attorneys were not immedi-
ately available for comment.
The hearing delved deeply
into Smith's troubled life and
the role the defendants
allegedly had in feeding her
drug addiction before she
died of an accidental over-
dose in 2007.
Larry Birkhead, the father
of Smith's young daughter,
said he never saw anyone take
as many medications as
Prosecutors tried to show
the doctors blurred the line
between being physicians and
friends to the celebrity model.
A bodyguard provided a
searing description of Smith's
final days and his futile effort
to revive her when she
stopped breathing.
There also was testimony
about the effects of
methadone and a heavy duty
painkiller called Dilaudid also
known as "hospital heroin."
An expert witness said there
was no legitimate medical rea-
son for Kapoor and Eroshe-
vich to give Smith the amount
of sedatives and painkillers
they did.


Judge orders trial in Anna

Nicole Smith drug case

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h p PM: Bill will bring order and

clarity to planning, development

Pe Tur e tinict MerH rt I

THE majority of Tri-
bune readers who took
part in our latest online
poll feel the new Plan-
ning and Subdivision
Bill being debated in
parliament will not do
enough to stop
unscrupulous develop-
ers taking advantage of
unsuspecting land and
home buyers.
Of the 41 readers who
took part in the poll on, 25 said
they doubt the Bill will
do enough, whereas
only 16 said they think it
Commenting on the
poll, Florence Cole-
brooke said it doesn't
matter what new Bill is
brought to parliament.
"These laws are on
the books already - just
look. No side-walk
garages, no illegal dump
sites in residential areas,
no businesses operating
without governmental
approvals, no sub-divi-
sions opened without
investigations, inspec-
tions and again
approvals and licenses.
Who are these require-
ments applicable to?
"Property theft and
illegal business docu-
mentation are being
obtained every day by
the rich and famous and
the politically connect-
ed. Who are we fooling?
We cannot deal with
simple incidents of
property violation
because of who is politi-
cally involved and we
talking about writing
new Bills? When we
become a government
for the people and not
for the few; when we
start allowing the laws
to apply to those of us
in government; when we
truly become a Christ-
ian nation and stop
using Jesus Christ as a
convenience in our
political speeches; then
and only then will the
laws of this land begin
to make a difference to
the people of this land."
Think Bahamas feels
the bill is a huge step in
the right direction, but
could be "years too late
as much damage has
already been done.
"I think for those
unscrupulous develop-
ers who know the vari-
ous loopholes, they will
move to exploit our citi-
zens once again. This
Bill will have to be
amended time and time
again to eliminate exist-
ing loopholes. I applaud
the minister for taking
this bold step."

Ingraham said he was pleased
to finally debate a Bill before
parliament that will bring
order and clarity to planning
and subdivision development,
and improve beach access
and views of the sea.
Wrapping up the debate in
the House of Assembly on
Thursday, Mr Ingraham said:
"We seek through the enact-
ment of the Planning and
Subdivisions Bill, to address a
myriad of inadequacies in
present legislation, regula-
tions and processes; to broad-
en the scope of planning to
provide for environmental
impact assessments, to more
effectively regulate the sub-
division of land; to facilitate
greater involvement by mem-
bers of the public in the
approval process and to
ensure that there are real
consequences for failure to
comply with the requirements
of the law.
"We have long been agreed
that better arrangements
ought to be in place to
improve town planning, to
protect and safeguard invest-
ments in real property
whether residential or com-
mercial, to protect and
improve environmentally sen-
sitive areas including water
bearing land, wetlands and
the sea, to preserve access
and vistas to the sea, to pro-
mote sustainable practices in
development and to hold
developers including govern-
ment departments and agen-
cies accountable for the
impact of approved develop-
ments on the quality of life
of citizens."
Mr Ingraham said beach
access and existing views of
the sea have long been threat-
ened by development, and
that if left unchecked, the sit-
uation could become a source
of" , . di.! conflict".
"What we seek to do," Mr
Ingraham said, "is to ensure
the creation of windows to
the sea and access to beaches

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becomes and remains a per-
manent right of Bahamians.
This Bill codifies in law our
practice and firmly held con-
viction that our heritage to
the sea is preserved; and the
'beach access' signs around
New Providence are a con-
stant reminder.
"We also, since 2007, began
the creation of a network of
marine protected areas
"That initiative, as our ini-
tiative to identify and mark
all public accesses to the sea
on New Providence, has been
taken up and expanded upon
since our return to office in
2007. Honourable members
will be aware that the first
five of the MPAs have now
been agreed.
"A number of honourable
members have commented
on the nightmares created for
their constituents by a partic-
ular failure in our processes
to safeguard the tranquility
of their neighbourhood, to
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family homestead, to guard
against the invasion of busi-
ness and industry into resi-
dential or farming communi-
ties, and to safeguard invest-
ments in newly approved sub-
divisions that lack basic infra-
structure - paved roads,
water, electricity and tele-
"The list is long. I believe
that it is important that we
move to address these inade-
quacies now. I do not believe
that we have the luxury of
time. As in most things in life
we need to have more than
one iron in the fire; we must
move forward on more than
one aspect of this exercise at
the same time," Mr Ingraham
The government does not
intend to proceed with final
passage of the Bill until all
suggestions and recommen-
dations for its further amend-
ment can be considered.

will be held at

St. Francis Cathedral

West Street

at 3pm

Saturday, October 31

Instead of flowers those who wish may make
donations in his memory to either the Breathe
Easy campaign or St. Martin's Convent. For
the Breathe Easy campaign cheques may be
sent to Ms Michelle Rassin (tel. 302-4707),
Doctors Hospital, P.O. Box N972. Or donations
can be sent to St. Martin's Convent,
Nassau Street, P.0, Box 940.




A vacancy exists in the Corporation for the position of Manager, Revenue

The job manages the billing of all customer accounts in New Providence and
the Family Islands and the reconciliation of all revenue accounts other than
miscellaneous receivables.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Manages the meter reading and billing processes both in
New Providence and the Family Islands
* Assists with the disconnection process through the use of meter readers
* Prepares the Sales Budget
* Prepares the Revenue Accounting Department Budget
* Oversees the preparation of the Accounts Receivable Reconciliation
* Oversees the training of all Customer Services staff in the new billing
* Prepares monthly Board Reports
* Prepares monthly sales analysis and unbilled revenue reports
* Prepares quarterly reports for the Central Bank & Department of

* Provides statistical billing information for Family Island Managers
* Oversees the disconnection of services for non-payment of electricity in
the Family Islands
* Attends yearly community meetings as well as ad hoc meetings required
during acquisition of new locations
* Develops and implements rules, guidelines and procedures for the
efficient operation of the department

Job requirements include:

* A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Accounts or equivalent
* A minimum of 8+ years of experience in accounting practice and theory
* Certified Accountant (CPA) or equivalent qualifications
* Knowledge of the Electricity Act of the Bahamas
* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
* Sound reasoning and good judgment skills
* Ability to interpret financial reports
* Good time management skills
* Project Management skills

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application
Form to: The Manager-Human Resources & Training Department, Baha-
mas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. 0. Box N-7509 Nassau
Bahamas on or before: Tuesday, November 3, 2009.




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Warning against softening of Stalinist horrors

MOSCOW - Russia's president,
Dmitri Medvedev, warned Friday that
Russians had lost their sense of horror
over Stalin's purges, and called for the
construction of museums and memorial
centers devoted to the atrocities, as well
as further efforts to unearth and identi-
fy the dead.
Medvedev made the comments on his
video blog, on the occasion of a holi-
day devoted to the memory of victims of
repression. He warned that revisionist
historians risked glossing over the dark-
er passages of the Soviet past, citing a
poll that showed that 90 percent of
young people could not name victims
of the purges.
"Even now we can hear voices saying
that these numerous deaths were justi-
fied by some supreme goals of the
state," Medvedev said. "Nothing can be
valued above human life, and there is no
excuse for repressions."
Millions of people were killed under
Stalin as a result of forced collectiviza-
tion, deportation of ethnic groups,
imprisonment in the Gulag and party
purges, among other tactics.
Though he reiterated his worry that
Russia was demonized in contemporary
histories of World War II, Medvedev
added, "It is just as important to prevent
the justification, under the pretext of
putting historical records straight, of
those who killed their own people."
His comments are the latest round in
a long conversation about how to inter-
pret Russia's past.
Under Medvedev's predecessor,
Vladimir Putin, Russian opinions of
Stalin became far rosier. Government-
endorsed textbooks now balance Stalin's
atrocities with praise for his achieve-
ments - especially victory over Hitler
- and recent polls show that most Rus-
sians believe Stalin did more good than
bad. Meanwhile, leaders have railed
against Eastern European historians
who paint Soviet forces as occupiers,
and in May, Medvedev created a com-


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mission to prevent such attempts to "fal-
sify history."
Arseny Roginsky, chairman of the
human rights organization Memorial,
said Medvedev's speech struck directly
at "the center of the contemporary dis-
cussion of Stalin and Stalinism - the
question about victory and the price of
Though Putin spoke with compassion
of Stalin's victims on the same holiday in
2007, Medvedev went much farther by
offering concrete proposals about muse-
ums and the search for mass graves,
Roginsky said.
Whether those proposals are realized
d pL nd, entirely on Medvedev and the
current authorities," he added.
"What we are waiting to see is
whether he has the power to realize
even part of our expectations," he said.
"I have serious doubts about that. But of
course, I am waiting."
The president's remarks came as good
news to Roman Romanov, the deputy
director of the State Museum of the
History of the Gulag, a cluster of five
rooms whose entrance is in a courtyard
off one of Moscow's most upscale shop-
ping streets. The signage is so poor,
Romanov complained, "that people
walk down Petrovka and don't even
know we're here," and he gently criti-
cized the exhibits as "a bit provincial."
There is, as well, a generational prob-
lem. At 27, Romanov is younger than
his co-workers by 30 or 40 years. When
he took the job, he said, people his age
did not understand, and one friend tried
to talk him out of it.
"He told me not to do it," Romanov
said. "He said it was too depressing,
and I needed to be more positive. He
thought this was all about criminals. I
told him, 'Now I understand I am doing
the right thing.' "

(This article is by Ellen Barry c.2009
New York Times News Service)




EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow me a
small space in your daily to
express to my fellow
Bahamians that it is time
they take inventory of their
Firstly, let me say under
the Westminster system,
politicians' allegiance is first
to their political parties, and
not to you the people. With
this said, I urge you my peo-
ple to try and develop, and
achieve advancement for
your family without the
assistance of politicians or
political parties.
Unlike politicians from
the United States, U.S.
politicians for the most part
are accountable to their con-
stituents back home. Every
single e-mail, or letter to
their congress person, or
Senator carry weight, and is
taken seriously. What was
the last time a politician in
The Bahamas accepted a
call, or answered an e-mail
from their constituent? I
always find it very amusing
when we're advised to write
your MP. "What a joke"!
To my Bahamian broth-
ers, and sisters, I have
worked hard over the years,
and was blessed by God to
build a successful business
from the ground up. One
thing I was able to do during
this time was to stay clear
of politicians, and political
parties. Most of these people
cannot run a lemonade
stand much less assist, or
care about you, and your
family. Again, the West-
minster system does not
allow your MP to assist his
constituency unless it goes
through the party, and the
maximum leader whoever
that is at the time.
I think they mean well,
but because of the West-
minster system there is
always a maximum leader,
and nothing is implemented
unless it first passes through
him or her. Therefore, all
the needs of their con-
stituent is stagnated until the
maximum leader gives the
We all know the stories of
foreigners given access to
land, while Bahamians are
being frustrated with the
same process. Both political
parties sat back over the
years, and watched our peo-
ple struggle to stay in busi-
ness, and get access to capi-
tal while the foreigner can
come into our country,

NOTICE is hereby given that CHRISTIAN APPOLON of
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 24th of October, 2009 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

* Applicant must have 5 years
experience in managing kitchen and
* Must be creative in menu planning.
* Applicant must be willing to live on a
small island and must be single.
* Room and board will be included.

All interested parties please contact
Sea Spray
Resort & Marina,
White Sound, Hope Town Abaco,
at telephone number
between 8a.m. and 5p.m. daily.

access, and get approval for
land, then go back to their
hometown and access capi-
tal using that same
approved documentation
for land that our govern-
ment gave.
In closing, I would like to
tell my people, WAKE UP,
stay away from political ral-
lies, the delivery of free tee
shirts, all the free beer, and
wine, the turkey at Christ-
mas time, the promise of

Government jobs, and the
loud music through the
streets during election time.
Tell politicians, "no
thanks" too all the above,
instead just create avenues,
and laws where we all can
grown, financially, socially,
and assist our family and
Bahamians it is time to
get going, leave the politi-
cians behind, let them fol-
low us because we have
been following them for far
too long now.
October 28, 2009.

Debate on



EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE debate on the new Subdivision legislation, certain-
ly brought some interesting comments and alleged contri-
butions by MPs, which were absolutely totally rubbish.
The MP for Killarney obviously does not know that to
occupy a new residence, you are required to obtain an
Occupancy Certificate from the Ministry of Public Works.
No Occupancy Certificate will be issued if the residence is
not connected to BEC, Water and Sewerage and has a sew-
er system, either main or soak away.
Why did the Killarney MP try to make an issue for some
of his constituents, where clearly if the residence is being
occupied, it is being occupied illegally?
Doesn't his own Ministry, Ministry of Health, also have to
inspect and certify everything from a health aspect is
approved and to standard.
Boy ignorance is certainly bliss!
October 28, 2009.

EDITOR, The Tribune.
Re: Man charged with mur-
der of mother during rob-
Tribune, 22 September,
IT is common for some
Tribune journalists to report
an armed robbery as being
"daring." This poor use of
words often wrongly conveys
an impression of the perp
exhibiting courage or brav-
ery, or even a touch of intel-
ligence, etc. In fact, the
scumbags are anything but
"daring." However, they are
certainly cowardly and defi-
nitely stupid. These lowlifes

seem to actually go out of
their way to demonstrate
their stupidity and cowardice
during the crime, and this is
how they should be
described (even though their
mothers and relatives fre-
quently only seem to recall
their angelic altar boy attrib-
utes when they are caught).
There are, of course, many
other words that could be
applied to these puerile and
despicable idiots (some may
not be fit to be printed), but
"daring" is definitely not one
of them.
September 23, 2009.

NOTICE is hereby given that EDITH MEDELUS of
CARMICHAEL, 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 24th of October, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Roberts: more

evidence of FNM


THIS month's credit
analysis by Moody's
Investors Service provides
yet more evidence of the
mismanagement of the
economy by the FNM, PLP
chairman Bradley Roberts
In a statement issued yes-
terday, Mr Roberts noted
that in the first paragraph
of its analysis, Moody's
warns that "if the increase
in debt numbers remains
unchecked it will place
strong downwards pressure
on the current ratings."
Moody's also noted that
"unchecked" debt growth
could lead to a change in
outlook and ultimately the
loss of the country's A Cat-
egory rating.
In this latest report,
Moody's affirmed the
Bahamas' A3 rating for for-
eign currency government
bonds, but downgraded the
rating for local currency
bonds from Al to A3.

"This is a very serious
matter for the Bahamas.
Any downgrade from
Moody's would make it
more difficult and more
expensive for the country to
borrow money in the inter-
national credit markets," Mr
Roberts said. "It would also
represent a significant blow
to the stature of the country
among foreign investors - a
blow which could threaten
the level of direct foreign
capital inflows, which are
vital to the standard of liv-
ing to which many Bahami-
ans had become accus-
He went on to point out
numerous points of concern
in the report, including that
the income of the average
Bahamian is declining, from
$22,643 in 2007 to $22,560


I . CHAIRMNBrdey Roers

in 2008, to a forecast of
$21,926 in 2009 and a fore-
cast of $21,871 for 2010.
The report forecast that
the economy will shrink by
3.9 per cent in 2009, more
than twice the "pace of
shrinkage" which the coun-
try experienced in 2008,"
Mr Roberts noted.
"Despite this warning
from Moody's and the real-
ities outlined above, the
FNM continues with an
agenda of mismanagement
which leads Moody's to
forecast that in 2010, the
country's ratio of debt to
gross domestic product will
climb to 46.6 per cent.

"This would be an amaz-
ing climb from 32.8 per cent
in 2006, the last full year of
the Christie administration.
"It is not in the long run
interest of the Bahamas for
this path of mismanagement
to continue. This dramatic
increase in the level of debt
with a declining economy is
particularly dangerous
because the Moody Report


also points out that the
'openness of the economy'
is today greater than it has
been at any time in this cen-
tury, and that in 2008 total
tourism arrivals were the
lowest in a decade and data
for the first half of 2009
indicates that 2009 will be
worse. The Bahamas can
and must do better," Mr
Roberts said.

E Erlzer, FnIc

"I vex wid them highfalutin' tingum study abroad in them
big, rich, populated country by people who running' they
mouth against the death penalty for them criminals who gets
charged by police, gets bail, charged again, judged guilty by
plenty people, tried guilty again, an' so forth at taxpayers
expense also.
"Them pontificators mussey ain't realise that in this poor,
tiny seven by 21 mile long island, if 10 voting peoples lives
here an' two is guilty and have to be hanged, then hang them
'cause the rest of us on this lil' tiny island ain't want have to
keeps looking over our shoulder all the time to see if we gon'
be next!"
- Reality
"I vex because the government know they ain' ga hang no
one right now because these people have rights to appeal an'
t'ing, but they trying' to fool the poor, ignorant people who
want see a man hang to stop this out of control crime.
"These politicians need to fix our education system so that
big, grown men and women ain' leaving school barely able
to read and write and then maybe we wouldn't see so much
t'iefin' and murder. Hanging the man after he commit the
crime ain' ga stop Tyrone from stabbing he enemy tomorrow
- if he can't read, write or find a job he surely ain' ga think
his actions through. We need to get this nation together
- Suck Teeth, Sea Breeze
"I am vex with the government for the flipping state of the
roads in Nassau. How much dumb people in the Ministry of
Works it takes to put some fill and tar them gaping potholes?
They ga wait 'til the prime minister fall in and bust the tyre
on he government car first?"
- Peter T, Nassau
"I am very happy to write to you as a young Bahamian
that loves all things Bahamian. I am happy to let you know
that at the Harbour Island Homecoming, Bahamian music
was the order of the day. It was indeed a pleasure to see so
many people dancing and enjoying the sounds of such
Bahamian artists as Ancient Man, Funky D, Therese Hep-
burn and the list goes on. I am happy that our music is
once again being accepted by our people. Bahamian music
- Native music lover
"I am happy because they brought back the Internation-
al Cultural Fair. It was great. Thanks to the committee
because I know it is not easy to arrange an event like that.
Thanks and we look forward to next year."
- %li h ly Smith, East Street South
Are you vex? Send your complaints to
'' or fax to 328-2398.

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for .

WITH the release of scary
films like Saw VI, the elec-
tion of President Barack
Obama and the ongoing
Michael Jackson frenzy,
there are tonnes of great
costume ideas for Hal-
loween this year.
Tribune Entertainment
explored the myriad of
dress-up options out

Parents should have an
easy time finding a Hal-
loween costume for the little
ones this year, as there is a
wide selection of action and
cartoon characters to choose
But Holly Peal at Home
Fabrics said she has recently
seen a slight shift in prefer-
ences when it comes to chil-
dren's costumes.
She said children have
been requesting "career cos-
tumes" over the usually pop-
ular superhero outfits.
"When kids come into our
store they ask for a doctor
costume, or police costumes;
it's more of the career look
they are going for this time
around," Ms Peal said.
While some children are
interested in a professional
look, others can still choose
to be a pirate, Nascar dri-
ver, Snow White or a little
Bumble Bee.

One interesting option for
the ladies in this year's Hal-
loween season, is Disney
character costumes which
have been refashioned to fit
women of all shapes and
But the most popular cos-
tume this year is the French
maid outfit. Others are the
lady bug, the cowgirl and the
pirate wench.

This year for men its all
about MJ. Men are copying
the King of Pop's 'Thriller'
look, as well as the 'Beat It'
With a jheri curl wig,
sequined jacket, sparkling
gloves and penny loafers,
they can transform into pop
US President Barack
Obama has also become
extremely popular among
Halloween fans. Men can
achieve the presidential look

by purchasing a Barack
Obama mask and adding a
pinstripe suit and red neck-
tie. Although some men are
going all out for their Hal-
loween party this year, there
are some who are last-
minute shoppers and prefer
something very simple. For
those, Home Fabric's Ms
Peal suggests the following:
"Men are usually last
minute, so when they come
into the store they can pick
up the masks and a black
cape for the 'Scream' look."

Costumes that will proba-
bly never get old: The grim
reaper, the witch, the mum-
my, Frankenstein, the vam-

pire, the werewolf, the
demon and the devil. They
are the easiest to find, and
for those who are not inter-
ested in the ready-made cos-
tumes, the easiest to create
at home.

If you want to ensure that
you have an unique look this
Halloween, it is probably
best to put a few pieces
together and create your
own costume. These cos-
tumes are sometimes the
best because you don't have
to settle for what the stores
are selling and your dream
of the perfect costume can
be brought to life.

Screen screams

for this Saturday

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Vampire's Assistant'.

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Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am
Prayer time: 6:30pm
The Madeira
Shopping Center
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Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
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IT'S time again for Hol-
lywood to roll out its dark-
est and goriest fare. Today
is Halloween, and while
some of you have been
working on elaborate cos-
tume ideas and spooky
party events, you might
want to consider incorpo-
rating a night at the
movies into your plans.
Here are some of new
films that could get you in
the mood for the year's
scariest night.
* Saw VI
It's become a tradition
these past few years - if it's
Halloween, there must be
a new 'Saw' movie. And
the makers of the popular
series rarely disappoint.
The sixth installment sees
Detective Hoffman (Costas
Mandylor) emerge as the
successor to Jigsaw's legacy
of mayhem. He quickly
becomes the target of the
FBI, but that doesn't stop
him from continuing the
diabolical scheme begun by
Jigsaw five movies ago.
(MPAA Rating: R; Star-
ring: Tobin Bell, Costas
Mandylor, Betsy Russell,
Mark Rolston; Director:
Kevin Greutert)
* Cirque du Freak: The
Vampire's Assistant
Cashing in on the current
vampire craze, Universal
Pictures brings us a fantasy-
adventure movie based on
the popular book series by
Darren Shan.
The Vampire's Assistant
tells the frightening tale of
a boy who unknowingly
breaks a 200-year-old truce
between two warring fac-
tions of vampires.
Darren (Chris Massoglia)
used to be like most boys
his age in his suburban
neighbourhood. He hung
out with his best friend, got
decent grades and usually
stayed out of trouble. But
when he and his buddy
stumble upon a travelling
freak show, things begin to
change inside Darren.
That's the exact moment
when a vampire named
Larten Crepsley (John C
Reilly) turns him into
something, well, blood-
(MPAA Rating: PG-13;
Starring: John C Reilly, Ken
Watanabe, Josh Hutcher-

son, Chris Massoglia;
Director: Paul Weitz)

* The House of the Dev-
In this Satanic thriller set
in the 1980s, a college
sophomore by the name of
Samantha (Jocelin Don-
ahue) is lured into an old
Victorian house by a creepy
couple who promise her a
baby-sitting job. Only prob-
lem, there is no baby! Turns
out the couple, Mr and Mrs
Ullman (Tom Noonan and
Mary Woronov) want Sam
to watch their elderly rela-
tive while they celebrate
the lunar eclipse.
As the night progresses,
Sam realises she may have a
major role to play in the
Ullman's frightening ritual.
(MPAA Rating: R; Star-
ring: Jocelin Donahue, Gre-
ta Gerwig, Tom Noonan,
Mary Woronov, AJ Bowen,
Dee Wallace; Director: Ti
* The Stepfather
"This Fall, Daddy's
Home" is the tagline of this
remake of a 1987 movie by
the same name.
In the 2009 version,
Michael Harding, played by
Gossip Girl hottie Penn
Badgley, returns home from
military school to find his
mother (Sela Ward) happi-
ly in love and living with
her new boyfriend, David
(Dylan Walsh).
As the two men get to
know each other, Michael
becomes more and more
suspicious of the man who
is always there with a help-
ful hand. Is he really the
man of his mother's dreams
or could David be hiding a
dark side?
(MPAA Rating: PG-13;
Starring: Dylan Walsh, Sela
Ward, Penn Badgley, .\i/ '-
ry Stringfield, Jon Tenney,
Paige Turco; Director: Nel-
son McCormick)
Also new out on DVD
are 'Drag Me to Hell', Sam
Raimi's newest, terrifying
and funny horror movie in
the tradition of the 'Evil
Dead' series; and 'Orphan',
in which a family realises
that they got more than
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PM hits back

require traffic impact studies;
others calling for provisions that
would permit construction in a
flood prone area subject to the
floor of structures being above
the high-water mark and/or the
developer being required to cre-
ate drainage pools and or grade
lines to permit flooding of
defined areas.
"I assure that all views
received will be considered and if
accepted will be included in the
legislation prior to its final pas-
sage and promulgation. Already
there is agreement, for example,
to improve on a number of defi-
nitions contained in the Bill and
to define additional terms asso-
ciated with land clearing and
One of the most beneficial
aspects of the Bill, Mr Ingraham
said, is that when enacted and
enforced it will significantly
reduce the time, and hence the
cost now associated with obtain-
ing Town Planning approval for
the construction of a home or
duplex in an approved subdivi-
"Provisions contained in this
Bill will enable individuals seek-
ing to construct a residence in
an approved residential subdivi-
sion to make a single application
to Building Control Unit, pay
the requisite fee for their permit
and proceed with the construc-
tion of their residence.
"This aside, a bad develop-
ment decision is bad whether we
are in good or bad economic
times. Requiring developers to
meet minimum standards, install
infrastructure, provide access to
all essential utility services, pro-
hibit development on wetlands,
and ensure that developments
do not cause unsustainable dam-
age to our natural resources can
not be reserved for good eco-
nomic times only.
"Individuals investing in prop-
erty and constructing residences
during lean economic times
require and expect that they will
receive good value for money.
As a government, we have an
obligation to provide reasonable
safeguards by law and regulation
and enforcement, to ensure that
people do receive value for mon-
ey spent."
Mr Ingraham also added that

he found it interesting that some
members of the PLP have used
their contributions to the debate
to highlight issues which they
believe ought to take priority
over Town Planning and Subdi-
vision Development.
"Some questioned whether
the Bill would increase employ-
ment; another was concerned
with whether the Bill contained a
hidden tax; still others wished to
know whether the Bill would
remove obstacles associated with
development of Commonage
Land and by some manner
closed fishing seasons were also
raised. And then, the Member
for Englerston used her contri-
bution to highlight her deep con-
cern for the large amounts of
land that have been and are
being sold to foreigners under
the International Persons Land-
holding Act.
"My Government may not
disagree with Members Oppo-
site that the matters raised by
them are of consequence to the
people of the Bahamas. I find it
curious however, that in their
most recent single term in office,
these matters, of such great
import now, were not addressed
by them when given the oppor-
tunity to do so by the Bahamian
"During the last Budget exer-
cise I had the occasion to remind
Members Opposite that notwith-
standing their fondness for
attacking the International Per-
sons Landholding Act in Oppo-
sition, they had done nothing to
amend or repeal the Act when in
"I reminded them that in gov-
ernment they had been especial-
ly fond of coming to this place to
report on the tremendous suc-
cess they were experiencing in
selling land to international per-
sons for the creation of high-end
residential gated communities.
The only explanation that I
received came as I recall from
the Leader of the Opposition
who suggested words to the
effect that his government did
nothing to change the law
because the economy was bene-
fiting so significantly from the
provisions of the Act that they
did not want to mess with the

Man accused of having fake US bills

FROM page one

Magistrate's Court on charges related to possession of forged bank
Jamal Sargent, 28, was charged with possession of a quantity of
papers with impressions of currency notes amounting to $15,500
and arraigned in Magistrate's Court Eight on Monday.
Sargent, of Victoria Garden, off Gladstone Road, Nassau, was fur-
ther charged with possession of materials for forging notes.
His charge claims he had nine Bahamian $10 notes,173 Bahamian
$20 notes,109 Bahamian $50 notes, and 65 Bahamian $100 notes while
knowing them to be forged and puporting them to be genuine cur-
rency. The counterfeit cash said to be in Sargent's possession added
to $15,500. Sargent pleaded not guilty to both charges and opted to
have his case heard at the Magistrate's Court.


proverbial goose and its golden
eggs," he said.
However Mr Ingraham said
that in creating in the Interna-
tional Land Holding Act they
had to repealed a draconian law
that stifled investment and stunt-
ed the real estate market,
because his government in 1993
believed that it would be good
for the Bahamas and good for
the Bahamian people.
"And so it proved to be. How-
ever, having watched Members
Opposite abuse the provisions
of the law during five years in
government, we undertook
amendments to that law since
returning to office in 2007, reduc-
ing the amount of land that inter-
national persons might acquire
in the Bahamas without obtain-
ing the prior approval of the
Investments Board. That is what
a responsible, responsive and car-
ing government does. And
because we are a responsible,
responsive and caring govern-
ment we have in this term of
office introduced an unemploy-
ment benefit, created a new
labour training programme,
increased social assistance pro-
grammes, offered special assis-
tance to restore electricity ser-
vice to families most impacted
by the economic downturn, and
accelerated a number of large
scale public infrastructural devel-
opment projects to stimulate eco-
nomic activity and job creation
during these tough economic
"And no, there is no new hid-
den tax contained in the provi-
sions of the Bill before you. I
understand the fear associated
with change. Fear of change is
perhaps inherent all the more so
when one seeks to reform long
standing legislation and proce-
dures. Those who have learned
to live and work and make a
handsome living in an old sys-
tem, or the lack of a system, are
nearly always unwilling to learn a
new way. Still, if we are to
become better - and we must, we
must change," he said.

FROM page one
was performed?
"It wasn't there before - which means some-
thing went wrong," said Mrs Adderley.
"They keep touching it saying 'oh it's only fat
don't worry about it' or 'we'll see if she's going to
grow it out'. If it's fat, why is it different from the rest
of her stomach? Why is one side of her tummy
poking bigger than the other?"
Unsatisfied with PMH's diagnosis, Mrs Adderley
said she sought a second opinion in April, with the
doctor confirming her fears that surgery was nec-
He told her that once her consulting doctor at
PMH has made the diagnosis, he would perform the
surgery under the Public Hospitals Authority, as her
parents are unable to afford a private doctor and
refuse to allow the initial team that operated on her
daughter a second chance.
On July 23, Mrs Adderley wrote a letter request-
ing the consulting doctor to take an ultrasound to
fully examine the site or to run additional tests so
that all possibilities are explored. To date, she says,
there has been no response.
Mrs Adderley added: "I pleaded with them even
if it is fat, why can't you still go in and just check?
Give me the peace of mind now rather than waiting
more than year to decide whether or not you will
even re-examine."
She claims the hospital has now said Lashawnta

Mother's fears
should come back in October 2010 to be reexam-
ined. The hospital's attitude has left Mrs Adderley
frustrated with the quality of public health care in
the Bahamas. She feels as though because she does
not have the money to sue for malpractice, the hos-
pital is unconcerned towards finding a solution.
"Nobody is giving me any answers, I don't know
where to go, I don't know where to turn," said Mrs
Adderley. "I'm just getting the run-around, I don't
think anyone is taking it seriously but as a mother
how can I sit back seeing her like this, knowing it
wasn't like this before the surgery - and do nothing
while she lives like that."
The Tribune made several attempts to contact
hospital officials for comment yesterday. None of
the calls were returned.

$80,000 donation

FROM page one
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Nassau Music Society president Patrick Thom-
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pg 10

SA T I I 1 1) AY OCTOBER 31, 2009

20i09ALOpME * IINDUpt CTEES1 *

Perry Gladstone Christie

Bradley Cooper

Forence Rolle

Clifton Wilson Alexander Doyle Burrows

Richard Johnson Glen Wells

Ed Smith Errol Bodie

Robert Edward Isaacs

Samuel Davies

Percival Ford

Dr. Timothy Barrett, M.D



Senior Sports Reporter

TONIGHT will be a
special one for a
number of former
and current Bahamian ath-
Under the patronage of Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham, the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture
will hold a joint National Hall of
Fame & Sports Heritage Week
Induction Class of 2009 and Team
Bahamas Award Presentations.
The gala banquet will take place at
the British Colonial Hilton Hotel,
starting at 7:30 p.m. under the theme:
"Sophisticated play is an indicant of
Martin Lundy, the Director of
Sports, said it's a challenge because
the way they have merged the two
events at the same time.
"Each deserve their own atten-
tion in terms of their importance,
but it's a challenge we are up to
because we're honoring the present
and the past," he said.
While the 24 members that repre-
sented the country at the 12th IAAF
World Championships in Athletics in
Berlin, Germany in August will be
honoured, the night will also be ded-
icated to the induction of 15 past
outstanding athletes, coaches and
administrators into the National Hall
of Fame.
"The Team Celebrations speaks
for itself," Lundy said. "But the
Induction gives the Sports Depart-
ment another opportunity to bring
people together to honour those ath-
letes that have proven themselves
in the past.
"This event is a special one
because it says to us that the suc-
cesses that we are enjoying right
now, it was built on the successes of
those athletes whom we are induct-

Lundy said they hope to show the
country's appreciation to those ath-
letes, whose exploits may have gone
unnoticed in the past and at the
same time, say thanks to those ath-
letes who continue to shine for the
The majority of Team Bahamas
will be coming home after the
bronze medal performance of Deb-
bie Ferguson-McKenzie in the wom-
en's 200 metres and the silver by the
women's 4 x 100 relay team of Sheni-
qua 'Q' Ferguson, Chandra Sturrup,
Christine Amertil and Ferguson-
McKenzie in Berlin.
While some members of the team
will be presented with incentive
grants from the Bahamas Govern-
ment, all of the inductees or their
representatives (in the case of the
deceased) will be presented with
Their photos will also be mounted
on plaques that will hang on the wall
of the Ministry as they join the oth-
er Bahamians who have already
been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
* Here's a brief biography of the
15 inductees:

Perry Gladstone Christie, MP.
* From the earliest moments of
his life, Perry Christie transposed
his compulsion for excellence into
levels of success that revolutionised
the thinking of young Bahamians.
He was summoned to become a
three-time national champion in his
event, the triple Jump. He was fur-
ther destined to sand-blast his name
in the bedrock of history by winning
for this Commonwealth, its first
international Medal in a field event,
having captured a Bronze at the 1962
Central American and Caribbean

Bradley Tyrone Thomas Cooper
* Bradley Cooper exemplified a
concept that the most powerful indi-
vidual is one who has himself in his
own power. Here the unmistakable
allusion is to Cooper's display of

prodigious strength as an imple-
ments throwing champion, and his
penchant for walking softly among
the noise of an existence embell-
ished by his accomplishment as a
bonified National Hero, a United
States Collegiate, Commonwealth,
Pan American and Central Ameri-
can and Caribbean Games Champi-
It is with certitude then, that
Cooper consistently lived the expres-
sion by Seneca that truly powerful
men have themselves within their
own power.

Forence 'Flo' Rolle
* Florence Rolle was the paragon
of world class athleticism in the 20th
century. She accumulated a resume
that included participation in the
Central American & Caribbean Bas-
ketball Championships, The Pan
American Games in Volleyball; The
Central American and Caribbean
Games in Softball where she was
selected as the Best Cather; the
Caribbean Softball Championships;
the Quantico Relays in Virginia; the
World Netball Championships; the
Caribbean Field Hockey Champi-
onships and the World Softball
Championships where she was
instrumental in leading The
Bahamas to the Bronze Medal and
the # 3 ranking in the World. She
therefore proved to be a home
grown and groomed athlete, pol-
ished enough to compete against the
best athletes of the world and bend
them to her will.

Clifton 'Cliff Wilson
* Clifton Wilson had no difficulty
with the common sense of his times
that men who are committed to
improving themselves will always
find a way to do so, even if it means
taking matters into their own hands
and utilizing their own hands to clear
a path for themselves. He managed
to secure a starting place in the line-
up of the Penny Bankers Baseball
Club from 1954 to the early 1960's,

as an infielder/outfielder.
This Club created new standards
of excellence while dominating local
baseball for more than a decade.
Such greatness he transferred into
bodybuilding which contributed to
his rapid development in that sport.
Although his first competition
was in 1962, he won the Mr.
Bahamas Bodybuilding title in 1963.
He captured the Mr. Grand Bahama
Title in 1969 and the Mr. West Indies
Title in 1970. By such remarkable
achievements, he solidified the rep-
utation of The Bahamas a world
power in bodybuilding.

Alexander Doyle Burrows
* Alexander Doyle Burrows is
described as a determined man who
will do more with a rusted wrench
than another will accomplish with a
machine shop filled with precision
His legacy is one of fine accom-
plishments in sports, extending from
the records he set as an athlete at
Southern Senior Secondary School
to the transformation of the Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre into the
national metropolis for the practice
of sport.
His accomplishments include
managing national teams that par-
ticipated in major track and field
meets across the globe, from Bar-
bados to Beijing.
He first became noticed as a mul-
ti-sport athlete in track and field at
Southern Senior Secondary School
where he registered a phenomenal
feat at the Public School Meet in
There, he mastered the competi-
tion in the 800m, the 1,600m, the
5,00m, the high jump, the pole
vault and the shot putt, a perfor-
mance that qualified him as the local
patriarch of the decathlon.

Richard 'the Lion Hearted'
* Richard Johnson was the mae-
stro of the mound who aligned max-

imum effort with optimum outcome,
so much so that even the distant
sound of his name was sufficient to
strike fear in the minds of the Amer-
icans, the hearts of the Canadians
and the feet of the Cubans, all his
victims at world level competitions.
The sum was that he proved himself
to be among the world's greatest
softball pitchers the history the sport.
His stint with the Budweiser Eagles
resulted in eight consecutive Nation-
al Championships and he was voted
either the Most Valuable Player or
Best Pitcher on each occasion.
His international achievements
were just as superb, having elevated
the status of the Bahamas in the
international softball community
from 1977-1998. In fact, he orches-
trated the Bahamas toward its high-
est international ranking at the
World Championships in 1980.

Glen Wells
* Glen Wells enjoys supreme affil-
iation with the scriptural notion that
"hope sees the invisible, feels the
intangible and achieves the impossi-
His interconnection with such a
notion is what has so heavily con-
tributed to a rich quality of life that
has brought intense cheer to the
hearts of all with whom he engages,
and to whatever the endeavour he
deems worthy of his attention.
He was among the first to excel in
bodybuilding in The Bahamas, win-
ning the Mr. Bahamas contest in
1960 and again in 1961. He was
declared Mr. Universe in his weight
category at the Contest in 1962.
He returned to the Contest in
1964 and again in 1965, earning a
Bronze Medal. In 1967 however, he
won the overall title of Mr. Universe.

Ed Smith
* Ed Smith possessed personal
aspiration as brilliant as the sun
which created a longer shadow over
SEE page 10




Jankovic of Ser-
bia celebrates
upon winning
her singles
match against
Caroline Wozni-
acki of Denmark
at the WTA Ten-
nis Champi-
onships, in
Doha, Qatar Fri-
day, Oct. 30,

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Jankovic stops Wozniacki,

reaches Doha semifinal

DOHA, Qatar
Assocaited Press

JELENA Jankovic advanced to the semifi-
nals of the WTA Sony Ericsson Championships
on Friday after routing a tired Caroline Woz-
niacki 6-2, 6-2 in the last group-stage round.
The former top-ranked Serb broke twice in
the first set and then took a 4-0 lead in the
Wozniacki won two grueling three-set match-
es on Wednesday and Thursday and looked
like she had simply run out of energy in the hot
weather, often a step slow and failing to chase
down balls.
"I just came out playing aggressively,"
Jankovic said. "I really wanted to dictate the
The 19-year-old Dane can still advance if
Victoria Azarenka loses to alternate Agniesz-
ka Radwanska later Friday.
Jankovic lost to Azarenka in straight sets in
her first round-robin match, and won her sec-
ond when the injured Dinara Safina retired in

the third game. In total, she had spent 95 min-
utes on the court before a rest day on Thurs-
Wozniacki won two grueling three-set
matches that lasted a combined 5 hours, 48
minutes. When she finally held serve for 4-1 in
the second set, she raised her fist in mock tri-
umph and laughed. She then broke Jankovic
for the first time, but couldn't muster a come-
back as the Serb answered with her fifth break
of the match before serving it out.
Wozniacki struggled with severe leg cramps
before beating Vera Zvonareva on Thursday,
but seemed to move OK on Friday.
Also Friday, Elena Dementieva played
Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova to
determine the final semifinalist from the
Maroon Group. Dementieva will advance with
a win, while defending Venus Williams reach-
es the knockout stage if she loses.
The lucrative tournament is the last WTA
Tour event of the year for the eight top-ranked
women. Serena Williams has already secured
a spot in the semifinals, along with the year-
end No. 1 ranking.

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Williams looking forward

to competing in marathon

Senior Sports Reporter

ALTHOUGH he's known
as a middle distance runner,
Oneil Williams say he won't
mind trying his hand at a fully-
fledge marathon.
Williams, back home after
graduating from college, said
he's excited that the Bahamas
is finally going to relaunch
marathon running with the ini-
tial Bahamas Marathon on
February 14.
"I'm looking forward to
running it, but as far as the
distance, that's a lot," said
Williams, who has held his
own on the local road running
scene. "I'm definitely going to
run it, but as far as the dis-
tance, I don't know about the
training for it yet."
The longest distance
Williams has ran is a half
marathon or 13 miles. But that
was when he was about 15
years old. At age 26, Williams
said he didn't envision run-
ning a 26-mile marathon just
"It's good that they are
finally having a marathon
here," Williams said. "But I
really don't think there will
be that much competition

"So when I go into the race,
I will probably just jog the first
18-19 miles and then see what
happen from there because
that's the longest race that I've
ever ran."
Originally, Williams said
once he got into his 30s, he
was hoping to compete in his
first marathon. But now that
there's one on the agenda
here, he's going to compete
in it earlier than he anticipat-
"It will probably bring out a
lot of the top distance runners
who have since retired,"
Williams said. "I think they
will want to train for it now
because they can actually get
some awards that are more
worthwhile than just tro-
Home here since May 11,
Williams said he's not been
training as consistently as he
should have because his focus
was on getting settled in the
job market.
But, once he seeks out a
job, he will definitely get a lit-
tle more serious about his
training again as he looks for-
ward to next year.
As he was preparing to
complete his tenure at Bene-
dict College in Colombia,
South Carolina, Williams suf-
fered an injury that forced him

to skip out on competing for
most of the season.
That also ruined his bid to
try out for the Bahamas team
that competed at the 12th
IAAF World Championships
in Berlin, Germany in August.
But now that he's properly
healed, Williams said he's
refocused and gearing up not
just for the marathon, but also
the Central American and
Caribbean Championships
and the Commonwealth
Games next year.
"This is my second week
running really strong without
any aggravation to my leg,"
he said. "So I think next year,
I'm really going to produce
some really good times once I
can get settled into a job."

2009 Hall of Fame inductees

FROM page nine

the burdens of his past, cast-
ing them well behind him.
Laden with such hope, he
carved out an eminent place
in Bahamian Sports by
becoming the first Bahamian
to be drafted to play profes-
sional football by a National
Football League (NFL) team
in 1973.
He became a starter in his
first year and retained that
status for four years. He dis-
covered American football in
1963 as a multi-sport athlete
at St. Augustine's College,
Fox Hill. In 1966, he trans-
ferred to George Washington
High in Denver, Colorado
and there he became an out-
standing defensive end.
In 1972, he was recruited
by the University of Colorado
where he won All American
Honours. Upon graduation in
1973, he was drafted by the
Broncos, having been named
Kodak All American. He
retired just prior to the start
of the NFL's 1977 season.

Errol Bodie
* Errol Bodie enjoyed his
first fourteen years in New
Providence. His mother
hailed from West End, Grand
Bahama, so firm roots were
established for him there after
completing Morgan State
University in Baltimore,
His high school days were
spent as an outstanding ath-
lete in the New York City
school system, graduating
from historic Benjamin
Franklin High in 1965.
The skills he demonstrated
there in the 400 meters were
combined with teammates to
establish a number of records
at New York's Madison
Square Garden.
As a champion 400M
sprinter, he achieved 48.0 sec-
onds, two seconds outside the
world record at that time. His
return to The Bahamas in
1974 was significant because it
issued in the birth of Grand
Bahama as a force in track
and field, unleashing the inte-
grated power of these Islands
to create a new order in
Caribbean track and field.
He produced this country's
first Carifta gold medallist,
commencing the trend
towards its first Carifta
Games title in 1978.

Robert Edward 'Bob' Isaacs
* Isaacs was rooted in a the
powerful axiom that more
important than the will to win
is the courage to begin. He
was gifted to achieve, with the
ability to excel in track and
field, cricket, basketball, base-
ball, soccer, rugby, lawn ten-
nis or swimming.
He achieved international
prominence in lawn tennis
during the 1930's and as play-
er and coach with St.
George's soccer team during
the 1950's and 1969's.
His a rare combination of
skills and the dexterity with
which he practised them gives
credence to the argument that
he must be regarded as the

most versatile athlete this
country has ever produced.
An exceptional chapter of
his athletic career though was
his collaboration with his
uncle, Sir Kendal, to lead
their Dragons basketball club
to undefeated seasons in five
consecutive years, from 1944
to 1949.

Samuel Edwin Price
'Sir Day' Davies
* Samuel Davies displayed
earliest conception of the
notion that when one
becomes complacent with the
place one presently occupies,
then that place becomes too
large for that occupant.
He therefore recognized
the dangers of complacency,
causing him to constantly re-
tool his skills, with the result
that he enjoyed an extended
reign as the sprint champion
of the Bahamas, from 1924 to
He also made high marks
as a Rugby player, regarded
as the fastest and most elu-
sive winger. He also was a
preeminent striker in soccer
and an exceptionally com-
plete player in cricket, partic-
ipating in both for St.
Upon his retirement from
active competition, he
endured a prolonged interest
in athletics, to the degree that
he was a founding Vice pres-
ident of the Bahamas Ama-
teur Athletic Association in

Percival Edmund Wentworth
'Wenty' Ford
* Percival Ford was inject-
ed with a fever for sports from
the age of seven, dwelling in a
house of ten siblings, located
almost on the boundary of
Windsor Park.
From the very beginning,
he played and excelled against
boys twice his age. He was a
child prodigy, making the
national cricket team as a
twelve year old bowler in
His foremost successes
though were in baseball and
basketball. He signed a con-
tract with the Atlanta Braves
in 1966 and was assigned to
their Minor League system
where pitched a perfect game
in 1967.
He made the Major
Leagues in 1973 but devel-
oped tendonitis in his pitching
arm in 1974, interrupting fur-
ther success and he retired in
1975. He then concentrated
on the St. Pauli Girl's Baron
in baseball and the Kentucky
Colonels in basketball. The
records they created remain
with the reaches of very few
championships basketball or
baseball clubs.

Edward Leon 'Apache'
* Edward Knowles
believed in self-help and was
convinced that he could suc-
ceed at any task he was
assigned in order to succeed.
He acquired personal industry
in his early days in Simms,
Long Island and this served
him well in developing an

appreciation for due diligence,
attention to detail and the
importance of punctuality.
These qualities were the
tools he used to develop his
natural talents as an athlete
and coach. He first task was
coaching at the junior and
senior levels before being
selected to coach internation-
He led The Bahamas to
Gold Medal performances at
the Caribbean Softball Cham-
pionships in 1977, 1979 and
again in 1982. He managed
The Bahamas to its best
results at that World Fast
Pitch Tournament in Taco-
ma, Washington.
He was inducted into the
International Softball Feder-
ation's Hall of Fame in 1988,
becoming the first Bahamian
to achieve such an honour.

A niulh' rv 'Bruce' Carroll
* Anthony Carroll was gift-
ed with the physical tools to
dominate the world in his
sport, yet emotionally intelli-
gent enough to eloquently
master the craft of acting as a
member of the Screen Actors
Guild of America.
His artistic interests were
evident in the array of indi-
vidual costume awards he
won at the annual Junkanoo
parades in hi fifty-fives years
of participation. He moved to
study in New York in 1968.
That same year he won the
State of New York Body-
building Championships.
In 1970, he won the United
States Bodybuilding Champi-
onships, being named Mr.
America. He conquered the
Mr. World Title in 1975.
The pinnacle of his body-
building career was achieved
in 1977 when he won the Mr.
Universe Contest. He used
that fame to gain entry into
the film industry where he
starred in a number of suc-
cessful movies.

Dr. Tinihliy Barrett, M.D.
* Dr. Timothy "Timmy"
Barrett's had the genetic
makeup, global intelligence
and physical gifts which col-
lect to form the perfect syn-
thesis of forces which power
the performance of undisput-
ed champions.
His skill sets and work eth-
ic easily predicted a line of
progress that would result in
regularly podium positions.
As a school boy in 1965, he
leaped to a distance of 48'
11", erasing the existing
school record by almost three
feet. That same year he
advanced to set national
school records in the discus
and javelin throws.
At the Central American
and Caribbean Games in
1966, Barrett earned this
country's first international
Gold Medal in the triple
Jump with a leap of 51' 1/2".
Participating at the regional
and world level, he was able
to elevate his performance in
the triple jump to achieve a
leap of 54-6, a distance still
relevant more than 40 years







IN THE 242
EXPRESS YOURSELF, which takes place every Wednesday at the Hub on Bay Street, has created quite a fol-
lowing. The event attracts aspiring artists, writers, fans of the performing arts and anyone who enjoys music
and poetry.
The event provides an open mic for everyone ready to take to the stage and perform to the audience and
many of Nassau's young artists pass through regularly. d /
Express Yourself, organised by Nadine Thomas-Brown and Christopher Adderley, is a venue for Bahamian
artists to showcase their talent and the Hub, with its eclectic and artistic style and ambiance, provides the
perfect backdrop. ,, . ...
The content draws from all the performing arts and the audience is often inspired by the pieces as many
challenge stereotypes and deal with topics such as identity, sexuality and community in an artistic and dar-" - -
ing way. - -
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