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Man in hospital
after being shot
by the police
A MAN is in a "sta-
ble but serious" condi-
tion at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital after
being shot by the police.
Officers from the
Drug Enforcement Unit
were conducting a spe-
cial operation at about
11am on Friday near
Carmichael Road
where they saw a man
who had a handgun sell-
ing what appeared to be
drugs to an individual.
As the officers
approached the suspect,
SEE page 15


Pair 'earlier accused

of intimidating girls'


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TWO teenage boys gunned
down two security officers at
Marina Village on Paradise
Island after being moved on
for harassing young girls, it was
claimed last night.
The incident, which hap-
pened at about 9.30pm on Sat-
urday, sent shockwaves
throughout the island as police
closed off both bridges in their
seach for the pair.
According to police two
youths, said to be in their teens,
were earlier in the evening
approached by security guards
at Marina Village after they
received complaints that they


were intimidating young girls.
The boys were escorted off
the property but returned later
to a different part of the Mari-
na.
When they were spotted by
the same security officers on
routine patrol, they were asked
once again to leave. It was then
that one of the youths pulled
out a gun and fired at the offi-
cers.
In the aftermath, 46-year-
old security guard Dyane De
Costa was shot once in the
face, once in the chest and
SEE page two


ROGER CARRON'S son Robert (right) carries the urn containing the ashes, accompanied by Jo:ln C:on:in. .,1,1:' eple:ente[1 trle GuiL r
Rifles Regimental Association at the service.


ROGER CARRON, director and
former managing editor of The Tri-
bune, was laid to rest in the Eastern
Cemetery, on Saturday, following


Man expected to
appear in court
over shooting
of two men
A MAN is expected to
appear in court sometime this
week in connection with the
shooting of two men on Fri-
day evening.
According to police, the
incident occurred when three
men allegedly got into an
altercation in the area of Hos-
pital Lane and South Street.
As a result, one man was
shot in the face, and the other
in both his legs. Both are said
to be in "'i.,Wk 'condition in
hospital.
A 42-year-old man was tak-
en into custody.


a moving ceremony at St Francis
Xavier Cathedral, West Street.
The service was conducted by
Archbishop Patrick Pinder with


Monsignor Preston Moss giving the
homily. Before the service Mr Peter
SEE page five


FNM pleased with judge's
decision on Picewell Forbes


THE Free National Movement A
has expressed the party's pleasure
with Senior Justice Anita Allen for
not punishing South Andros MP
Picewell Forbes any further for his
unwarranted outburst at the PLP
convention.
The remarks made by Forbes,
indicating that former PLP Senator
Pleasant Bridgewater had been
acquitted of attempted extortion
charges in the John Travolta case,
were proven to be false as the jury
in the case had yet to return a verdict.
Presiding judge, Senior Justice Allen,
declared a mistrial and dismissed the jury.
The case will be heard again.
The FNM statement said: "Senior Justice


Allen decided that in light of an
unconditional apology by Mr
Forbes and the fact that he has suf-
fered ridicule and vilification, she
would dispose of the matter with a
reprimand rather than a fine or
incarceration for contempt.
"The FNM is pleased with the
decision of the judge not to punish
Mr Forbes further and agrees with
her that he has suffered and will
* continue to suffer for his ill-consid-
ered action.
"Mr Forbes' colleagues in the PLP seemed
to have grasped the seriousness of the matter
and also issued an unconditional apology.
SEE page 15


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once in the arm.
His partner, 33-year-old
Troy Feaste, was shot in the
left shoulder.
Both men are in hospital and
are listed by medics as being
in a "serious, but stable" con-
dition.
According to Superinten-
dent Elsworth Moss, security
officers apprehended a youth.
Another turned himself into
police early yesterday morn-
ing.
Describing the event as an
"isolated incident", a statement
from the Atlantis Resort said
no hotel guests or staff were
exposed to any harm.
"The incident is currently
being investigated by the
authorities. The two Paradise
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and thoughts are with the offi-
cers and their families," the
statement said.
Almost immediately after
the incident, police restricted
departure from Paradise Island
to conduct a manhunt.
A major traffic jam built up
after police, standing in the
streets and on the sidewalk
next to the entrance of Par-
adise Island to Nassau bridge,
slowed down vehicles to check
on passengers and conduct
searches.
Two ambulances struggled
to make their way through the
congested bridge traffic and
could barely fit through the
middle of the long line of vehi-
cles.
Vehicles making the decent
from the bridge were met by
three officers in plain clothes
waving pistols. They marched
towards the queuing cars and
shouted for drivers to open up
their trunks.


After a cursory check,
motorists were asked to move
on.
Cars were stopped once
again by a group of three or
four officers, holding automat-
ic weapons, wearing camou-
flage uniforms and berets, who
asked to check the trunks.
"I've never seen so many
officers focused on one bit of
traffic before.
"Obviously they were
determined not to let these
guys escape," one motorist
told The Tribune on Saturday
night.
With crime, being such an
unusual occurrence on Par-
adise Island, residents of New
Providence were inundated
by calls and texts from people
stuck in the gridlock.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009, PAGE 3


1MI FNMs voice concern ahead


THE FNM's National Con-
vention will be packed with
activity, beginning on Wednes-
day and followed by a conven-
tion banquet on Saturday at the
Wyndham Crystal Palace resort.
On Wednesday, at 7am, there
will be a prayer breakfast in the
Rain Forest Theatre and the
evening session will be chaired
by Senator David Thompson.
At 7.45pm there will be a warm-
up for party delegates followed
by a "call to order" and the
beginning of the live broadcast.
The list of preceding speakers
is as follows:
8.20pm Welcome Remarks Sena-
tor Johnley Ferguson
8.30pm Entertainment Sweet
Emily
8.35pm Remarks Kristi McCardy
8.45pm Entertainment Ricardo
Clarke
8.50pm Remarks Lincoln Deal,
Student (Junior Minister of
Tourism)
8.55pm Remarks Kwasi Thomp-
son, MP
9.10pm Entertainment Soulful
Groovers
9.15pm Remarks Caron Shep-
herd, President, Women's Asso-
ciation
9.25pm Entertainment Funky D
9.30pm Remarks Jamal Moss,
President, Torchbearers Associa-
tion
9.40pm Entertainment Nita Ellis
9.45pm Remarks Branville
McCartney MP,
10pm Entertainment Christian
Massive
10.05pm Address Earl Deveaux,
MP,
10.25pm Entertainment Julian
Thompson
10.30pm Keynote Address Tom-
my Turnquest, MP
Benediction Sister Laura Benson
ON THURSDAY, the party
will hold its ladies luncheon in
the Rain Forest Theatre at 1pm.
Its evening activities will be
chaired by Clifton MP Kendal
Wright.
8.00pm Call to Order (live broad-
cast) Hotel Ballroom
National Anthem Osano Neeley
Invocation Bishop Simeon Hall
Battle Hymn
8.20pm Remarks Serfent Rolle
8.30pm Entertainment The Fal-
cons
8.35pm Remarks Ms Philcher
Grant
8.45pm Entertainment Berkley
Van Byrd
9pm Remarks Senator Jacinta
Higgs
9.15pm Entertainment Sammy
Star
9.20pm Remarks Senator Freder-
ick McAlpine
9.35pm Entertainment Max
McClure
9.40pm Address Senator Dion
Foulkes
10pm Entertainment Christian
Massive
10.05pm Address Dr Hubert Min-
nis, MP
10.25pm Entertainment Nita Ellis
10.30pm Keynote Address
Zhivargo Laing, MP
Benediction Bishop Gregory Min-
nis
ON FRIDAY, the evening
session will be chaired by the
MP for Golden Isles Charles
Maynard. At 7.45pm the party
will be called to order and the
live broadcast will begin. This
will be followed by the Nation-
al Anthem sung by Sherika Bas-
tian and Anglican Archdeacon
Keith Cartwright will bring the
invocation.
8.00pm Remarks Charlene Sealy
8.10pm Address Loretta Butler-
Turner, MP
8.30pm Entertainment Veronica
Bishop
8.35pm Address Senator Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace
8.55pm Entertainment Julien
Thompson
9.00pm Address Neko Grant, MP
9.20pm Entertainment Ricardo
Clarke
9.25pm Address Carl Bethel, MP
9.45pm Entertainment Sweet
Emily
9.50pm Address Brent Symon-
ette MP
10pm Keynote Address Hubert
Ingraham, Prime Minister
On Saturday, the FNM will hold
its convention banquet in Crystal
Palace at 8pm.


By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
IT APPEARS all is not
well within the FNM just
three days from the party's
national convention as "old
tactics" employed by the PLP
have reportedly begun to rub
off on the governing party.
According to sources with-
in the party, the list of dele-
gates set to attend the FNM's
convention has yet to be
released to the candidates
who are seeking to challenge
those in power throughout the
organisation.
It is now being suggested
the FNM's candidate for
chairman Ivoine Ingraham
has even had his job at the
Bahamas technical and voca-
tional Institution threatened if
he does not drop out of the
race for the chairmanship of
the party.
According to sources at a
recent FNM council meeting,
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- in which it was noted that
even the Prime Minister was
in attendance - to complain
of a "list" of abuses that were
being meted out upon him.


In a telephone interview
with The Tribune yesterday a
council member cried shame
on what was, she said, taking
place within the party.
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The same things you saw in
the PLP's convention now
appears will take place in this
convention unless someone
gets up and says something
about it.
"We are not like that other
party. Here, you are supposed
to have an even playing field
and let the best man win. I
heard Mr (Ivoine) Ingraham
was running, and maybe (Sen-
ator) Anthony (Musgrove),
and I would presume that
(Senator) Johnley (Ferguson)
would challenge as well. I
haven't made up my mind
who I would support, but I
believe all three men should
be given a fair chance," she
said.
This complaint is one that
was seen just a few weeks ago
when challengers for the
PLP's leadership, deputy, and
chairmanship races all cried
foul of the electoral process
- claiming that some were
given priority or special access
to the voters list over the rest.
As a result, some candidates


were poised to take the elec-
tions to court if in fact the
need arose.
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EDITO RIA U LETTER S TO THE EDITOR6I


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

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

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Europe likes Obama, but doubts creep in


MARRAKESH, Morocco - The elec-
tion of Barack Obama as president seemed
to most Europeans to be unadulterated good
news, marking an end to the perceived uni-
lateralism and indifference to allied views
of former President George W. Bush.
But nine months into Obama's presiden-
cy, trans-Atlantic relations are again cloud-
ed by doubts. Europe and the United States
remain at least partly out of sync on
Afghanistan, the Middle East, Iran and cli-
mate change.
Many Europeans argue that Obama has
not broken clearly enough with Bush admin-
istration policies that they dislike, while
some Americans argue that the Europeans
are too passive, watching Obama struggle
with difficult issues, like Afghanistan and
the detention center at Guantanamo Bay,
without providing much substantive help.
Many of these concerns will be central to
the U.S.-European Union meeting in Wash-
ington beginning Tuesday that Obama will
lead, and they were the subject of debate at
a World Policy Conference run by the
French Institute of International Relations in
Marrakesh over the weekend.
Obama remains popular with the Euro-
pean public, but a senior European official
said he was worried about an underlying
disaffection.
"It's dangerous, because we must not get
into a spiral of dissatisfaction on both sides,"
he said. These generalizations lack real sub-
stance, he said, but the criticism runs that
"the U.S. thinks that Europeans don't want
to do anything to help and the Europeans
feel that the U.S. is naive and not delivering
enough."
Another senior European official said that
for "all the talk of multilateralism" and the
European contribution of aid and NATO
troops to the fight against the Taliban, which
has brought more than 500 European deaths,
Afghanistan remained an American show.
"Europeans are sitting around waiting for
Washington to decide what the Afghanistan
policy is going to be," he said.
On Iran, Europeans, and especially the
French, are concerned that Obama could
sacrifice the principle of preventing Tehran
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seems like an agreement for broad talks with
Iran on regional and bilateral issues.
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France went
so far as to chide Obama in public at the
U.N. General Assembly in September, say-
ing: "I support America's outstretched hand.
But what has the international community
gained from these offers of dialogue? Noth-
ing but more enriched uranium and cen-
trifuges."
A lot of the problem is the fault of the
Europeans themselves, said Hubert Vedrine,
a former French foreign minister. "Europe
for Obama is not a priority, not a problem
and not a solution for his problems," he said
in an interview here. "Obama keeps a dis-
tance and has a kind of hauteur" with Euro-
pean leaders, Vedrine said. "But that's not a
sufficient reason for Europeans to act like
spectators" as Obama tries to cope with all
the many problems on his agenda. "I think
it's necessary to help him."
European nations have been slow to help
Obama with the major problems he inherit-
ed.
They have so far agreed to take only a
handful of detainees from the Guantanamo
detention center, which Obama vowed to
close within a year. And European coun-
tries that belong to NATO have also been
slow to provide Obama much extra help in
Afghanistan, in part because many Euro-
peans strongly oppose the war and Wash-
ington has not yet agreed upon a compelling
new strategy to succeed in Afghanistan.
Jean-David Levitte, Sarkozy's diplomatic
counselor and former ambassador to the
United States, said that Europe nonethe-
less remained Washington's best ally. Oba-
ma's election was enthralling to Europeans,
he said, "transforming the image of the Unit-
ed States in just several months." He said,
"We all feel a stake in the U.S."
Is Europe ready to respond? "Of course it
is," he said, citing more than 35,000 Euro-
pean troops now in Afghanistan. "If not the
Europeans, who would there be? No one
else."
(This article is by Steven Erlanger
c.2009 New York Times News Service)


FNM introducing



socialized medicine



one step at a time


EDITOR, The Tribune.

WELL the FNM, not to
be out done by the PLP, has
taken the first step toward
socialised medicine.
We're told the compre-
hensive plan the PLP had
proposed before they were
voted out of office in 2007
was found by all concerned
to be far too ambitious, and
was bound to fail.
So the FNM is introduc-
ing socialised medicine, one
step at a time. Their first
step is a free drug scheme
that has been passed in the
House of Assembly and is
now before the Senate for
approval.
Of course, this scheme
includes price controls and
what amounts to a govern-
ment take over of the pur-
chasing of the 93 drugs
identified through a new
government tendering
agency and several other
government committees to
oversee the programme.
These drugs will still be sold
through the local pharma-
ceutical suppliers but "man-
agcd by the new govern-
ment agencies.
To paraphrase Professor
Don Boudreaux:
(1) intentions are not
results, and (2) to oppose a
government programme is
not necessarily to object to
the intentions stated by that
programme's advocates.
The FNM and PLP clear-
ly believe that (1) if gov-
ernment intends for
Bahamians to have univer-
sal health coverage, then
the result will be that
Bahamians actually GET
universal health coverage,
and (2) anyone who oppos-
es a government pro-
gramme promising univer-
sal health coverage is a per-
son who objects to Bahami-
ans actually getting univer-
sal health coverage.
Instead of this "take
over" of the local pharma-
ceutical industry by the gov-
ernment, the country
should consider vouchers as
a way to take care of the
poor that need help rather
than implementing the
failed idea of socialised
medicine.
It seems, however, that
there are several business
people that think this
scheme is a good idea.
After dealing with decades
of government failure in
education and other areas
it is no less than appalling


that business people would
support this idea.
Those in authority are
not any more prescient or
capable than those in soci-
ety in general, but as Hayek
noted in his ground break-
ing work, they do possess a
Fatal Conceit.
As Hayek reminded the
world though: The curious
task of economics is to


demonstrate to men how
little they really know about
what they imagine they can
design.
As the Institute has said
before, the present crop of
politico's will not be around
when future generations
have to bear the burden of
good intentions run amok.
And this is something these
"do-gooders" should give
some honest thought to.

THE NASSAU
INSTITUTE
Nassau,
October 31, 2009.


On race relations

EDITOR, The Tribune.

BOLD racism and substantive disagreement confront US
President Barak Obama as he tries to fulfil his campaign
promise to overhaul - in the words of Hendrik Hertberg
(The New Yorker, September 21, 2009) - "America's
uniquely wasteful and unjust system of health insurance
and non-insurance."
Except for Medicare, a form of universal health insurance
enacted in 1965, but limited to persons over 65 and to some
younger disabled people, and which now covers 45.2 million
people, all other attempts to reform the system have been
derailed.
The more vocal protesters at the various town meetings
(described by former US President Jimmy Carter as "most-
ly racists") are said to take their cues not so much from
politicians, but from influential, conservative media figures
such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and oth-
ers working for large corporations supported by national
advertisers, in a media alliance built around talk radio and
cable television, especially the Fox News network.
Unlike his two predecessors, Obama was elected by a
large, undisputed majority, but once the inaugural glow
faded and the economic crisis didn't vanish, some of the
nasty campaign assaults against him resurfaced.
According to Spelman College history professor William
Jelani Cobb, Obama's election has rekindled the historic ran-
cour some whites feel against successful blacks.
President Obama is not only the most powerful man in the
world, but in the US, many are rankled by the fact, accord-
ing to Cobb, that "now we have a black president, which
means, on its most basic level, that a black man has more
power than any single white citizen in this country.
"Whether people want to admit it or not, I suspect the Tea
Party crowd believes that the currency of whiteness has
been devalued."
With the estimate that whites will be in the minority in the
US by about 2040 and the probability that two black men
may well square off in the presidential race of 2012, the
times indeed have changed.
But one certain fact is that no matter our race, national-
ity or religion, based on a five-year study - The Geno-
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009, PAGE 5


Roger Carron


laid to


FROM page one
Young, former British High
Commissioner, paid a trib-
ute.
With many persons in
attendance, including Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham,
Deputy Prime Minister
Brent Symonette, leader of
the Opposition Perry
Christie, a number of cabi-
net ministers and members
of the House and Senate,
Chief Justice Michael Bar-
nett, and other government
officials, including members
of the foreign service, Mr
Carron was entombed in the
Dupuch family's mau-
soleum.
His son, who carried his
urn, was escorted by Mr.
John Conlin, who served
with the 6th Queen Eliza-
beth's Own Gurkha Rifles
- the regiment to which Mr
Carron belonged when he
served in Malaya during the
Malayan emergency as a
2nd Lieutenant. Mr Conlin
represented the Gurkha
Rifles Regimental Associa-
tion at the service.
Mr Felip6 Iturralde con-
cluded the church service
with the singing of Ave
Maria.
Born in Eastbourne, Sus-
sex on June 13, 1932, Roger
Peter Carron was the only
child of the late Penry and
Muriel Carron. Mr Carron
met Eileen Dupuch, the
publisher of The Tribune,
while they were law stu-
dents in London in 1961.
They were married in Nas-
sau on January 13, 1963, and
have one son, Robert.
Mr Carron suffered a
heart attack on Saturday,
October 10, and died in the
Cleveland Clinic, Fort Laud-
erdale, on Sunday, October
18.
He is survived by his wife,
Eileen, and son, Robert, sis-
ters-in-law, Mrs Bette
Hull, Mrs Joan Munnings
and her husband, Ralph, and
Mrs Susan Dupuch; broth-
ers-in-law, Etienne, Jr,
Bernard and Pierre Dupuch,
and aunt, Mrs Dorothea
Dupuch, several nieces and
nephews, grand nieces and
nephews and cousins in Eng-
land.


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NDP slams PLP national convention


THE Progressive Liberal
Party's 51st national conven-
tion was again criticised for con-
tinuing to display "all that is
wrong with politics" in the
Bahamas as the National
Development Party described


the event as an exercise in how
to "undermine democracy".
In a scathing statement, the
NDP said the founding fathers
of the PLP fought for the
enfranchisement of the masses
that were previously disenfran-


chised by those in the United
Bahamian Party (UBP) who
wished to maintain control of
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has become everything that it
fought so hard to destroy.
"The PLP lost the election
of 1962 because the governing
UBP denied many Bahamians
the right to vote, gave privi-
leged persons multiple votes
and used their economic clout
to buy votes in an effort to
guarantee a desired election
result. Bahamians revolted
against these social and political
injustices in what historians call
the 'Quiet Revolution' that
brought about 'Majority Rule'
in 1967.
"Yet this same PLP today is
led by persons who are no dif-
ferent from the leaders of the
UBP, because they see nothing
wrong with denying most mem-
bers of the PLP from being able
to have a say in who should
lead the party that they sup-
port. They are led by persons
who are not interested in
reform, because reform would
cause the power brokers of that
party - the 'Old Guard' - to be
toppled just like the UBP was
toppled in 1967," the statement
read.
Highlighting that there is no
difference between the privi-
leges that the PLP affords Stal-
wart Councilors in 2009 and the
privileges the UBP afforded
merchants, white Bahamians
and land owners in the general
elections of 1962 - the NDP
said these same "privileges" are
all designed to keep those with


power "in power".
"The party that fought for
the right of all Bahamians to
be able to elect their politicians
is now limiting that right to a
selected few who do not reflect
the wishes of the majority of
those in their party. The party
that prides itself on having ush-
ered in 'Majority Rule' in 1967,
has demonstrated that it has
abandoned the beliefs of its
forefathers in favor of a return
to 'Minority Rule' in 2009.
"Had the PLP and its prime
convention organiser, Obie
Wilchcombe, been sincerely
interested in fostering the con-
tinued development of our
democracy, they would have
treated the convention's elec-
toral process with far greater
respect.
"They would have ensured
that all registered members of
the PLP in good standing were
eligible to vote, not just a
minority of its membership.
They would have provided all
candidates with a list of the con-
vention delegates well in
advance of the election in order
to create an even playing field.
They would have created
opportunities in advance of the
convention for public debates
on national issues between the
candidates vying for the posts
of Leader, Deputy Leader and
Chairman. They would have
forced all candidates to pub-
licly disclose the amount spent
in their election campaigns and
the sources of their funding;


and they would have denied all
voters the ability to take pho-
tographic devices into the vot-
ing booth as a means of receiv-
ing payment for votes by prov-
ing the way in which delegates
voted," the statement said.
While none of these things
were done, the NDP said that
Mr Wilchcombe had the gall to
criticise the party's own con-
vention on JCN stating there
was "unfairness" in the elec-
toral process.
"Ironically, Party Leader,
Perry Christie, permitted
Deputy Leader candidate
Wilchcombe to serve as Con-
vention Chairman, leaving him
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009, PAGE 7


Reduced meat consumption



'can stave off global warming' 4


By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
REDUCING meat con-
sumption may be one way to
stave off the devastating
effects of global warming, a
leading British expert on cli-
mate change has proposed.
Lord Nicholas Stern - a for-
mer adviser to the British gov-
ernment on the effects of cli-
mate change - believes that we
may have to soon adopt a
meat-free diet to help limit
global carbon emissions.
"Meat is a wasteful use of
water and creates a lot of
greenhouse gases. It puts enor-
mous pressure on the world's
resources. A vegetarian diet is
better," Lord Stern told the
London Times recently.
"I think it's important that
people think about what they
are doing and that includes
what they are eating. They will
increasingly ask about the car-
bon content of their food."
Lord Stern later back-
tracked from his earlier state-
ments, telling the London
Times that he was not advo-
cating a vegetarian diet but
encouraging people to be
aware of the carbon footprint
their dietary choices have on
the environment.
Environmentalists have long
argued that factory farming -
the practice of rearing animals
on a large scale in confined
spaces for meat production -


Climate change expert says vegetarian

diet is better for the environment


can have negative effects on
the environment. A 2006 UN
Food and Agriculture Organi-
zation (FAO) report stated
that worldwide livestock farm-
ing generates 18 per cent of
the planet's greenhouse gas
emissions.
However, because the
Bahamas does not produce
meat on a scale comparable to
developed countries, local
environmental consultant
Yvette Sands does think
Bahamians should go vegetar-
ian as panacea for climate
change.
Ms Sands, chair of the
Chamber of Commerce's
Energy and Environment
Committee, advocates the
reduction of energy use and
reusing materials that could
end up in a landfill to protect
the environment.
"It's the simple things -
reducing your consumption,
looking to purchase energy
efficient appliances.
"It doesn't have to be very
expensive to do. It's the small
changes that you make on a
daily basis that translate into
very big changes for the coun-
try," she told The Tribune in a
recent interview.
She suggests turning off
lights when you leave home or


putting them on a timer, using
energy efficient light bulbs,
washing clothes in large loads
and limiting the use of hot
water.
Lord Stern caused a flurry
of controversy when he told
the British press that people
may soon have to adopt a veg-
etarian diet to fight off global
warming.
Ms Sands believes industrial
countries should focus on


eliminating pollutants and
energy use in the manufactur-
ing industries rather than
focusing on their diets.
"I think there are larger
concerns that should be
looked at in industrial coun-
tries - like manufacturing -
where you are putting out a
lot of pollutants. I think that's
most likely a better place to
target rather than down at the
dietary level," she said.


Almost $4m to


be spent on Rand


redevelopment


ALMOST millionn will be
spent over the next 12
months redeveloping the
Rand Memorial Hospital on
Grand Bahama Island.
During a contract signing
at the Rand Hospital, Health
Minister Hubert Minnis
revealed the majority of the
spending will go towards
redeveloping the Accident
and Emergency Department
and the operating theatre
suite.
The renovations will help
alleviate congestion, patient
waiting times, reduce patient
and staff journeys, and
enhance overall patient expe-
rience, Dr Minnis said.
He added: "These invest-
ments will ensure vast
improvement in the quality
of healthcare for all of our
valued clients in Grand
Bahama and the Northern
Bahamas."
The first phase of the rede-
velopment got under way
with the signing of a
$1,751,847 contract between
Reef Construction Company
Limited of Grand Bahama
and the Public Hospitals
Authority to extend and ren-
ovate the existing A&E
department.
The project will result in
reduced over crowding and
waiting times, increase priva-
cy and dignity of patients,
minimize patient oneand staff
journeys, create a dedicate
trauma centre and establish
dedicated ambulance access
and enhance security and
controlled access, Dr Minnis
noted.
It will house several new
services, including waiting
areas, triage facilities, three
asthma by stations, three
examination rooms, treat-
ment room, nurses and doc-
tors offices, registration/med-
ical records, five emergency
beds, three trauma beds, one
orthopedic room, patient
bathrooms, meeting and
counseling rooms, staff
lounge/kitchenette/bathroom,
decontamination shower, and
dedicated ambulance
entrance, drive and covered
patio.
The project will begin the
last week in November and
will be completed no later
than October next year.
To accommodate the reno-
vations, the A&E department
will be temporarily relocated
to the east Atlantic side of
the hospital.
Outpatient specialty clinics
will be relocated to Coral
Road. This new location will
allow for improved and more


spacious accommodation for
patients and staff.
The second phase of the
Rand's redevelopment will
involve the construction and
renovation of a new operat-
ing theatre suite and support
services, Dr Minnis
explained.
This will be done as a
means of addressing limita-
tions in accommodating
major surgeries, difficulty in
providing for orthopedic and
other specialties, blocking of
surgical in-patient beds by
day surgery patients due to
the lack of proper day
patients facilities, and the
need to improve work-flow
and infection controls in the
central supplies sterile depart-
ment.
"These issues will be
resolved through the expan-
sion and redevelopment of
over 6,000 square feet of inte-
rior floor space, namely: re-
organizing 3,250 square feet
of existing space and 2750
square feet of new construc-
tion," he said.
The estimated cost of the
work is around $1.6million
and tender of the project is
scheduled to be issued on
November 22, with construc-
tion scheduled to begin next
February. The projected
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local pastors and politicians in competition, was sponsored by Freeport local government council.


Immigration Department

makes charity donation


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT- The Immigra-
tion Department in the northern
region presented boxes of chari-
table items to the Freeport Sev-
enth-Day Adventist outreach
ministry.
Jack Thompson, Director of
Immigration, Fausteen Major-
Smith, Assistant Director of
Immigration for the northern
region, and the staff made the pre-
sentation at its offices in the
Churchill Building, downtown.
In celebration of the Depart-
ment of Immigration's 70th
anniversary, Mrs Major said the
staff decided to reach out and give
something back to the communi-
ty during these tough economic
times on Grand Bahama.
Ms Major said the staff from


Grand Bahama and Abaco
brought in items of clothing, cases
of bottled water, and other gro-
cery items during the month of
October.
"In Grand Bahama, a lot of
families are in need because of
the economic recession and we
went into our closets and grocery
cabinets to make this donation to
the Freeport Seventh-Day Adven-
tist Church. This is a reaching out
to the community. People in the
community usually see us carrying
out apprehensions or stationed at
the port of entries, and we wanted
to give something back to the
community," she said.
Mr Thompson commended
the staff in the northern region
for making such a generous dona-
tion to the needy on Grand
Bahama.
"Most people think that immi-
gration is only about apprehen-


sions, but we are also about giving
back to the community.
"This is the least we can do for
the community and this is also an
opportune time...when we have a
downturn in the economy. This
could not have come at a better
time. I think it is a wonderful ges-
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will benefit from it," he said.
Alicia Garland, community ser-
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Day Church, thanked the immi-
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By SIR RONALD SANDERS - m I i I


(The writer is a Consultant and
former Caribbean
diplomat)

REGRETTABLY, the
standing of the Caribbean Com-
munity and Common Market
(CARICOM), both regionally
and internationally, is now at
one of its lowest points when
the people of CARICOM need
it to be at its strongest.
The deep concern about
CARICOM's failure to fulfil
the promise it has made to the
people of its member countries
for thirty-six years has been
voiced recently by many com-
mentators on the regional scene.
And, they have not been alone.
Leaders of the private sector
and the regional trade union
movement have also expressed
their unease with the failures of
the integration process.
Recently, Peter Laurie, a for-
mer Barbados diplomat, writ-
ing in his column in the Barba-
dos Nation newspaper stated:
"World events have simply
overtaken CARICOM. It's
dead.
"The question is whether
anyone will have the decency
to bury the corpse."
Many persons, who like Lau-
rie, have worked diligently for
the strengthening of CARI-
COM as a vital tool for
Caribbean survival sympathise
with his frustration. We have
heard declarations of intent to
attain many objectives, only to
see the dates for their attain-
ment come and go with little
being done.
Barbados' Prime Minister,
David Thompson, would have
had good reason for disap-
pointment when the convoca-
tion he organised on the
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME) in October
was attended by only three oth-
er heads of government. The
convocation achieved nothing
and would have left Mr Thomp-
son with little direction on how
to take forward the CSME
agenda for which he has respon-
sibility in the CARICOM quasi
cabinet.
If this were the only recent
meeting that failed to address
the issues that confront CARI-
COM, it might have been for-
givable. But, it is one of a series
of meetings that have been
inconclusive on the important
steps that need to be taken if
CARICOM is to better serve
the interests of its member
states and their people.
I need not rehearse those
steps here, but it is as well to
recall that the question of gov-
ernance of CARICOM remains
unresolved as leaders shy away
from the creation of machinery
authorised by law to implement
decisions; many vital elements
of the Single Market are still to
be established in several coun-
tries; a regional stock exchange
is still a consummation devout-
ly to be wished; and regional





FROM page six
responsible for deciding who
spoke at the convention. This
was a clear conflict of interest
that undermined any honest
attempt at promoting fairness
and democracy at their party's
convention. Despite allowing
this mockery of the democratic
process, Mr Christie, in his usu-
al empty rhetoric, spoke before
the convention and said that
the PLP 'can take pride in hav-
ing helped advance the democ-
ratic process for which the PLP
has been the national paceset-
ter for more than half a centu-
ry.'
"He went on to apologize for
the mistakes that he made
while prime minister and said
that if given another chance,
his mission will be to look after
those who honestly feel that he
has not 'done right by them'
and who feel that he could have
'done more for them', by
putting them at the 'head of the
line'.
"Thousands of Bahamians
are today economically and
socially hurting, yet his solution
to atoning for his past prime
ministerial mistakes is to look
after only those within his par-
ty who helped to re-elect him
and who feel that, as prime
minister, he let them down. The
Prime Minister should not put
any Bahamian at the back of
the line, yet this is Mr Christie's
solution to the failures of his
term in office. We expect that
he will bite his tongue the next
time he calls the FNM the par-
ty of special interests," the NDP
said.


night


WORLD VIEW -


transportation is nowhere near
being rationalised.
What the region is witnessing
instead is a despairing attempt
by some countries to go it alone,
and an effort by others to seek
alliances with countries outside
of CARICOM in the hope of
being rewarded with help.
The picture is not pretty.
Peter Laurie made the judg-
ment that "CARICOM leaders
have absolutely no interest in
regional integration other than
what petty benefits each can
gouge out of it. Most of them,
except for the cheapskates and
freeloaders, are slowly realising
that they get out less than they
put in. CARICOM is no longer
a win-win situation, but a zero-
sum game. In a globalised world
economy, we're all better off
fending for ourselves."
Whether this opinion of
CARICOM leaders is true or
not, if CARICOM leaders come
to the conclusion that their
countries are better off fending
for themselves, the facts tell a
different tale. Small states, such
as those in the Caribbean, can-
not go it alone.
They simply do not have the
capacity to do so, as coping with
the global financial crisis has
clearly demonstrated. And,
those that seek convenient
alliances for short-term bene-
fits will find that, as history has
shown time and again, there will
be a price to be paid usually in
the loss of autonomy over cru-
cial matters.
A recent article by Gideon
Rachman, the Financial Times
Chief Foreign Affairs commen-
tator, is worth considering.
Two years ago, Rachman
had praised small states. He


thought that their time had
come. Now he says, "In the
aftermath of the Great Reces-
sion, the economic and politi-
cal tide has turned against small
nations. Look around Europe
and it is the smalls that have
fared worst - Iceland, Ireland,
the three Baltic states. Iceland
has not only suffered a cata-
strophic economic and banking
collapse. It is also being bullied
by Britain and the Netherlands
into paying back billions lost by
their citizens when Icelandic
banks collapsed. Membership
of the European Union has pro-
vided the Irish and the "Balts"
with some protection from pres-
sure by larger nations, but it
cannot solve all problems.
Latvia has had to go to the
International Monetary Fund
for a loan. Lithuania and Ire-
land may be forced to tread the
same route."
And if we needed to be
reminded, the "small states" to
which he refers are all consid-
erably larger with greater capac-
ity than the largest of CARI-
COM's states.
Rachman also supports the
point that the creation of the
G20 to manage the world's eco-
nomic affairs does not help
small countries even with the
inclusion of developing states
such as Brazil, India, China and
South Africa.
He argues, "International
politics has also turned against
small countries. The biggest
geopolitical development to
come out of the economic crisis
is the formation of the Group of
20 - a club for large nations that
now aims to set the regulatory
climate for the world. The kind
of regulatory and tax arbitrage


that small countries once prof-
ited from is now subject to an
international crackdown. In the
age of global deregulation, large
countries found it hard to stamp
on small neighbours that were
undercutting them with lower
taxes or looser regulations. But
the mood has changed. Regula-
tion is fashionable again and
taxes are going up. At the
recent G20 summit, Nicolas
Sarkozy, French president,
crowed: "Tax havens, banking
secrecy - all that is finished."
The lesson that should have
been learned from the experi-
ence of the global financial cri-
sis and the creation of the G20
is that CARICOM should
become more not less relevant,
and instead of being buried
should be invigorated. The
longer CARICOM states delay
creating a single market and
doing substantial work on a sin-
gle economy, the more exposed
each of them will become to
direction and prescriptions from
external forces.
The world may now be an
ugly place for CARICOM, but
it would be uglier for each
CARICOM state on its own.

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Essay and

speech

contest

winners
MINISTER of State for
Finance and Public Service -
Zhivargo Laing presents win- - , '
ners of the 10th Annual Pub- . . a (
lic Service Week & Recogni- ...
tion of Retirees Essay & - -
Speech Competitions with . I
awards at a ceremony held at, '
the Centre for the Perform- . --
ing Arts, Friday, October 30.
The first place winners
receive Dell computer sys-
tems with scanner and printer,
second place winners receive
$500.00 and third place win-
ners receive $300.00.
PICTURED FROM LEFT: Rose Gibson, Chairperson, Public Service Week; Donella Bodie, Permanent Secretary; Dante Wilkinson, Queens College, first place essay winner in
Junior Category; Shacantalla Mather, Temple Christian High School, second place; Nicole Cartwright, Kingsway Academy, third place in the Senior High School; Annjayel Dar-
ling, Temple Christian High School, first place essay competition; Mr Laing; Ryan Thompson, Crooked Island High School, first place winner in the speech competition; R.
Octavia Dean-Mclntosh, St. Francis de Sayles, Abaco third place; Quitel Charlton, St. Francis de Sales, Abaco, second place; Stephanie Stubbs, St. Augustine's College, sec-
ond place finish in the senior high school essay competitions; Antoinette Thompson, Deputy Permanent Secretary and Georgio Williams, Coach, St. Francis de Sayles, Abaco.


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GES 12 & 14 * International sports news


Former P


honoured


to be '009 Hall of Famer


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
F ormer prime
minister Perry
Christie says he is
honoured to be
among the Class
of 2009 in the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture's
National Hall of Fame.
Speaking on behalf of the
15 inductees at the British
Colonial Hilton, he said
induction ceremonies provide
an opportunity for young peo-
ple to aspire to be like those
who are being honoured.
Across from the banquet,
another important event took
place as family and friends
honoured veteran softball
pitcher Alice "Snowball"
Wells for her induction into
the Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation's Hall of Fame.
In his address, Christie said
the fascinating thing about
induction banquets is that it
provides an opportunity to
recognize people who are "no
longer with us and in some
instances, people who have
been outside of the realm for
many years."
Christie, honoured for his
athletic feat in track and field,
was joined by Bradley Coop-
er and Dr Timothy Barrett
for track and field and vol-
leyball, Florence 'Flo' Rolle
for basketball, volleyball, soft-
ball and netball, Cliff Wilson,
Glen Wells and the late
Anthony Carroll for body-
building, Doyle Burrows for
track and field and adminis-
tration, Richard 'the Lion-
Heart' Johnson and the late
Leon 'Apache' Knowles for


PERRY CHRISTIE (right) receives his plaque from Minister Desmond Bannister...


Photo by Felipd Major


softball, Ed Smith for foot-
ball, Errol Bodie for track and
field and squash, Robert
'Bob' Isaacs for track and
field, cricket, basketball, base-
ball, soccer, rugby, lawn ten-
nis and swimming, the late
Samuel 'Sir Day' Davies for
track and field and rugby and
the late Wenty Ford for base-
ball.
One by one, the recipients
expressed their gratitude for
their honour as their class was
the biggest. The initial induc-
tion was held in 1989 when
Thomas Robinson, the late
Cecil Cooke, Sir Durward
'Sea Wolf' Knowles, the late
Andre Rodgers and Elisha
Obed were all honoured.
Obed, the first Bahamian
to win a world boxing title,


was on hand for Saturday's
induction, along with some of
the representatives of the
Class of 2003.
Honoured then were
Michael'Sweet Bells' Thomp-
son, the late Vince Ferguson,
the late Tony Curry, John
Sands, Betty Cole, Leonard
'Boston Blackie' Miller, the
late Robert 'Bobby' Symon-
ette, the late Sloane Farring-
ton, the late Roderick Simms,
the late Deacon Leviticus
'Uncle Lou' Adderley, Kings-
ley Poitier and the late Char-
lie Major Sr.
Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Desmond Ban-
nister said they have already
approved the list of hon-
ourees for the Class of 2010,
but the names were not


released.
And he told the packed
room of family members,
friends and sporting person-
alities that when the new
national stadium is completed
by the Chinese Government,
provisions will be made to
have a permanent home for
the Hall of Fame.
As the only female in the
Class of 2009, Flo Rolle said
she was glad that she was able
to get to enjoy her flowers
while she was still alive.
"I feel very proud to be
among this list of distin-
guished group of men," said
Rolle, who noted that when
she was playing, this would
have been one of her wildest
dreams to be thinking about
being inducted into the Hall


of Fame.
Perhaps the most colourful
of all of the recipients, Glen
Wells, was walking on air as
he went up to receive his hon-
our all decked out in his white
outfit.
During his response, Wells
said if he had known some of
the things that he knew about
the sport today, he could have
been much further ahead of
where he was when he com-
peted.
Ed Smith, the first Bahami-
an to play professional foot-
ball, came from Denver, Col-
orado, with his wife, his pastor
and his wife and a few other
well wishers just before three
feet of snow came.
SEE page 13


Women are

singled out

for medal-

winning

IAAF feats

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
ALTHOUGH they didn't
have the usual nation-wide
celebrations as they've done
in the past, sprinter Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie said
Team Bahamas was appre-
ciative of the tremendous sup-
port they received for the 12th
IAAF World Championships
in Athletics.
On Saturday, Ferguson-
McKenzie, Chandra Sturrup
and Christine Amertil (shown
top right) were singled out for
their medal-winning perfor-
mances at the championships.
While Ferguson-McKenzie
took the bronze in the wom-
en's 200m, she ran the anchor
leg on the women's 4 x 100
relay team of Sheniqua 'Q'
Ferguson (lead off), Sturrup
(second) and Amertil (third)
that finished with the silver
behind Jamaica.
Missing from the recogni-
tion that came at the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture's National Hall of Fame
induction ceremony, was Fer-
guson, who was attending
school at Auburn University.
Some of the other members
of the team, including sprint-
ers Adrian Griffith and Tim-
icka Clarke and quarter-mil-
ers Nathaniel McKinney and
Shakeitha Henfield, along
with manager Ralph McKin-
ney and coaches Frank 'Pan-
cho' Rahming and George
Cleare were in attendance.
After she, Sturrup and
Amertil were presented with
a certificate and their financial
contributions from the min-
istry, Ferguson-McKenzie said

SEE page 13


Stingrays crush Destroyers


for first win of the season


Olympian

Mathieu ties

the knot

OLYMPIAN Michael
Mathieu, of Grand Bahama,
tied the knot at the Atlantis
resort Saturday morning.
Quarter miler Mathieu,
who in August competed for
the Bahamas at the 12th
IAAF World Championships
in Athletics in Berlin, Ger-
many, got married to former
sprinter/hurdler Kenisha
Joseph of Grenada.
At the Atlantis Coral Tow-
ers' Flying Fish Knoll, two of
his team-mates, Andretti Bain
and Andrae Williams stood
as groomsmen.
Businessman Basil Ney-
mour and his wife, along with
his former coach Joe Sim-
mons, flew in from Grand
Bahama along with his family
and friends.


By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net
DESPITE a series of blown
opportunities in the red zone,
the V8 Fusion Stingrays -
backed by a stellar defensive
effort - held on for their first
win of the season.
The Stingrays scored a 12-6
win over the Defence Force
Destroyers yesterday at the
D W Davis field.
Shorthanded from the
game's outset, the Stingrays
were without key members of
the linebacking core and
quarterback Nesley Lucien
for the opening quarter.
With wide receiver
Lawrence Hepburn Jr under
center, the Stingrays drove
the ball down the field, estab-
lishing the running game ear-
ly.
Hepburn connected with
Carl Rolle on a 30-yard play
action pass for a touchdown.
The Stingrays failed to con-
vert on the ground and led 6-
0.
After the defense forced a
three and out, the Stingrays
drove the ball down into the
red zone, but were halted by a
goal line stand from the
Destroyers.
The Defence Force failed
to turn the defensive effort
into points as they struggled
to advance the ball on the
Stingrays defense.
Led by reigning defensive
player of the year Anwar
Godet, the Stingrays frustrat-
ed Destroyers quarterback
Brian Anderson with hurries
forcing him out of the pocket.
V8 Fusion led 6-0 after the


STINGRAYS running back Renaldo Dorsett is tackled...


first quarter.
The second produced much
of the same with the teams
going back and forth, trading
key field positions.
With the 1:10 left to play in
the half, Lucien returned
under center and led the
Stingrays down the field for
their second score of the
game.
After a late pass interfer-
ence penalty placed the
Stingrays in the red zone for
the fourth time in the half,
this time they would convert.
Lucien handled a bobbled
snap and scrambled down the
right sideline for a 12-0 lead
on the final play of the half.
The lone score of the sec-
ond half came when the
Destroyers defense came
through on a blitz and hit
Lucien in the backfield to
force a fumble.
The Destroyers recovered
and returned the fumble for a
touchdown midway through
the fourth quarter.
After a turnover on downs,


the Defence Force had one
final drive opportunity to tie
or possibly go ahead, howev-
er the Stingrays defense
would again rise to the occa-
sion.
The front seven forced
Anderson out of the pocket,
forced bad snaps and fumbles
and dominated the Destroy-
ers offensive line to force a
turnover on downs.
The Stingrays advanced to
1-2, after opening with the
league's most difficult sched-
ule opening against the reign-
ing champion Orry J Sands
Pros and the runners-up John
Bull Jets.
The Destroyers fell to 1-1
after they opened their sea-
son with a bye week and a 38-
0 dismantling of the Tripoint
Kingdom Warriors.
Next week, the Jets will
have a bye while the Destroy-
ers are set to face the Pros
(Saturday, November 7) and
the Stingrays take on the
Warriors (Sunday, November
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Jets' Rhodes,

Dolphins players

in pregame

skirmish

EAST RUTHERFORD,
N.J. (AP) - New York Jets
safety Kerry Rhodes and a
few Miami Dolphins players
got into a shoving match on
the field about a half-hour
before the teams' game.
With both teams warming
up on the field Sunday, Dol-
phins linebacker Joey Porter
appeared to say something
that Rhodes took exception
to. Rhodes, near the Jets'
sideline on the Dolphins' end
of the field, went over to
Porter and shoved him. Porter
shoved back as other players
got involved, including Jason
Taylor, and Rhodes then took
a swipe at Dolphins line-
backer Cameron Wake
before the players were sepa-
rated.
The incident is the latest in
a heated rivalry that was
reignited in the offseason
when Jets coach Rex Ryan
and Dolphins linebacker
Channing Crowder had a
playful war of words.


Cutler, Bears

pull away from

Browns, 30-6

CHICAGO (AP)-
Pounded the previous week
and losers of two straight, the
Chicago Bears couldn't afford
to go down again. Good thing
for them that Derek Ander-
son and the Cleveland
Browns were in town.
Jay Cutler threw for 225
yards, Matt Forte ran for two
touchdowns and the Bears (4-
3) beat the bumbling Browns
30-6 Sunday.
Anderson had another mis-
erable day for the Browns (1-
7) and was lifted for Brady
Quinn, the man he replaced
in Week 3, with about three
minutes left in the game.
Anderson completed just 6 of
17 passes for 76 yards and got
intercepted twice.
That certainly didn't help a
rating that was already a
league-low 40.6 entering this
game. And now, the Browns
appear to be back in a famil-
iar spot: Deciding on a start-
ing quarterback.



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By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA (AP)
- Score the first round of
the New York-Philly twin-
bill in favor of the Eagles by
brutal knockout.
Donovan McNabb threw
three touchdown passes and
DeSean Jackson had anoth-
er big TD catch as the
Philadelphia Eagles took a
40-17 win over a mistake-
prone Eli Manning and the
New York Giants on Sun-
day.
The game was just the
appetizer in a marathon day
in the NY-Philadelphia rival-
ry. The Yankees and Phillies
were set for the first pitch
of Game 4 of the World
Series across the street only
hours after the Eagles' rout
ended.
The Eagles (5-2)
remained undefeated in the
division and host Dallas next
week.
New York (5-3) has lost
three straight games after


17 win


starting the season 5-0 for
the first time since 1990.
Manning continuously
threw high over his receivers
or was the victim of bad
route running and threw two
interceptions.
Philly continued its victo-
rious run over NFC East
teams a week after beating
Washington. The Eagles
dominated without running
back Brian Westbrook, who
sat out after he suffered a
concussion in the win over
the Redskins.
His absence caused coach
Andy Reid to add a new
wrinkle to the offense: a full-
back. Rarely asked to carry
the ball under Reid,
Leonard Weaver was an
integral part early and
helped catch the scuffling
Giants by surprise.
The Eagles needed only
three plays to score when
Weaver ran 41 yards up the
middle for a touchdown. It
only got better from there
for the Eagles - and their
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caps.
The next drive -
launched when Asante
Samuel picked off Manning
- saw a McNabb to tight
end Brent Celek TD called
back on a penalty. No wor-
ries. The two connected on a
17-yard score two plays later
and a 13-0 lead.
It's point totals such as
this that make it all the more
puzzling that the Eagles
could go without a touch-
down in a loss at lowly Oak-
land two weeks ago.
LeSean McCoy, West-
brook's backup, joined in
the fun on a 66-yard touch-
down run in the fourth quar-
ter that made it 40-17.
By then, fans from both
teams could hit the parking
lots and resume their tail-
gating. Giants fans grilled
and drank with Yankees jer-
seys hanging on their car
windows. Eagles fans waved


their Phillies flags as they
pulled into the complex.
Philly fans ended the
game chanting "Let's go
Phillies!" in the waning min-
utes.
The Giants, eliminated by
the Eagles in the NFC divi-
sional game last season,
were still in this one late in
the second quarter after
Manning's 18-yard touch-
down pass to Kevin Boss
made it 16-7.
Five minutes were left in
the half. Enough time to get
to the break and regroup.
Wrong.
McNabb went deep to a
wide open Jackson for a 54-
yard touchdown on the first
play after the kickoff. Jack-
son has become the top tar-
get McNabb's lacked since
Terrell Owens was in town
dancing after scores and stir-
ring the locker room.
Jackson, also a threat on
punt returns, tied a team


record with his sixth TD of
the season of 50-plus yards.
Another overthrown
Manning pass was inter-
cepted by Quintin Demps,
and McNabb needed two
plays to find Jeremy Maclin
on a 23-yard touchdown and
a 30-7 halftime lead.
Quick strikes, long strikes.
McNabb threw for 240 yards
and was not intercepted.
Manning brought the
Giants back from a 17-point
deficit in the fourth quarter
to win in overtime here in
2006.
Any thoughts of a similar
comeback were squashed
when Domenik Hixon fum-
bled the second-half kickoff.
The turnover set up David
Akers' 35-yard field goal, he
also kicked a 30-yarder in
the second quarter, and the
Eagles continued their
streak of having all their
wins be by double-digit mar-
gins.


Ravens drop



the Broncos from



unbeaten ranks, 30-7


By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) -
The Baltimore Ravens hand-
ed Denver its first loss by
using the same blueprint the
Broncos employed to win
their first six games.
Rookie Lardarius Webb
returned the second-half kick-
off 95 yards for a touchdown,
and the Ravens ended a
three-game losing streak with
a surprisingly easy 30-7 vic-
tory Sunday.
It was Denver's first loss
under rookie head coach Josh
McDaniels. The Broncos (6-
1) came in with the NFL's
top-ranked defense, a plus-
seven turnover differential
and one of the league's best
kick returners in Eddie Roy-
al. Denver had also outscored
the opposition 76-10 after
halftime.
The Ravens, however,
dominated all those facets of
the game. Baltimore (4-3)
limited Denver to 200 yards,
scored off the game's lone
turnover, won the special
teams fight and pulled away
after leading by only 6-0 at
halftime.
Denver started the day as
one of three unbeaten teams


in the NFL and was trying to
go 7-0 for the first time since
1998. Baltimore needed a win
to avoid falling under .500
and dropping two games
behind Pittsburgh and Cincin-
nati in the AFC North.
In a duel between an unde-
feated team and a desperate
one, the Ravens prevailed.
Baltimore held Royal in
check, bottled up quarterback
Kyle Orton and became the
first team this season to rush
for more than 100 yards
against Denver.
Baltimore went up 13-0
when Webb turned the sec-
ond-half kickoff into his first
NFL touchdown. After
breaking free around his own
30, Webb cut right and outran
his pursuers into the corner
of the end zone.
The Broncos responded
with an 86-yard march fueled
by three Baltimore penalties
totaling 44 yards. A 39-yard
pass interference call on
Domonique Foxworth and
offsides infraction by Ed
Reed on a fourth-and-1 led
to a 1-yard touchdown run by
Knowshon Moreno.
The Ravens responded
with a field goal for a 16-7
lead, then went up 23-7 on a
20-yard pass from Joe Flacco


to Derrick Mason with 13:07
left.
Ray Rice capped the rout
with a 7-yard touchdown run
with 1:59 to go. Rice ran for
84 yards, the most by one
player against Denver this
season.
Flacco went 20 for 25 for
175 yards. He completed his
last 14 passes.
Orton completed 23 of 37
for 152 yards.
The Broncos managed only
79 yards in being held score-
less in the first half for the
first time this season.
The tone was set on first
play from scrimmage, when
Ravens linebacker Jarret
Johnson blitzed untouched
from the left side and sacked
Orton for an 8-yard loss. Den-
ver made only one first down
in the first quarter, and
Moreno's fumble on a screen
pass led to a Baltimore field
goal for a 3-0 lead.
The Ravens added a field
goal in the second quarter,
concluding an 11-play drive
that featured an 18-yard pass
from Flacco to Mark Clayton.
A 15-yard personal foul
against Baltimore rookie
tackle Michael Oher wiped
out a first down at the Denver
8.


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MEMBERS of the Class of 2009


pB nii'Elel 'I [ llil IPunuI tuln n1
honoured to 0 :' e


be '00 Hall


of Famer

FROM page 11

"When I think about the
humble beginning being born .2
in Bain Town and growing up [
in Grants Town, just playing
on the streets of Nassau with
all the guys like Allan Ingra-
ham, I receive this award for
those guys," said Smith about
his childhood friends like
Jessie 'Buckus' Ferguson and
Bernard 'Porky' Dorsett.
"We all supported each
other, but I was very fortu-
nate and blessed that I was
able to go all the way. But the 6
encouragement like I received I
appreciative of this honour MARIO FORD is presented with the plaque for his FAMILY member representing Samuel 'Sir Day' FLORENCE 'Flo' Rolle (right) receives her award...
and I would just like to deceased brother Wenty Ford... Davies, receives his plaque...
encourage all of you who
have children to get them
active and doing something."
One of the most touching
responses came from Bradley
Cooper, the long-time nation-
al record holder in the discus
and shot put. Cooper, who
attended the banquet with his ----
father, his wife and his pas-
tor, former sportscaster Rick
Dean, said he came a very
long way.
"Since competing, I came
up with diabetics and hyper- BODYBUILDER Cliff Wilson is honoured... STRONGMAN Bradley Cooper (right) receives his GRAND Bahamian Errol Bodie (right) receives his
tension, but it hasn't stopped award... award...
me from working with young
people," said Cooper, who is
now employed as the assis-
tant athletic director at the
College of the Bahamas.
The night was also shared
by members of the Bahamas'
team that competed at the
12th IAAF World Champi-
onships in Athletics in Berlin, . -
Germany, in August.


W om en are LEON 'Apache' Knowles' wife, Delano, receives ED Smith, the first Bahamian to play in the NFL, BODYBUILDER Glen Wells is honoured by Minis-
his plaque... receives his plaque... ter of Sports Desmond Bannister...

singled out

for medal-

winning

IAAFfeats e4W 3


FROM page 11 ROBERT 'Bob' Isaacs (right) is presented with his plaque...

the success of the team could
not have been possible with-
out the support they received
from the Bahamas Govern-
ment.
"A special thanks goes out
to the Bahamian people for
all of their prayers, e-mails
and support throughout the I ,
year and especially for your
support in Berlin," she
lamented. " "' ""
"We would also like to
thank our coaches, the PITCHER Richard 'the Lion-Heart' Johnson accepts his plaque...
BAAA and all of our fans
and sponsors for helping us
to accomplish another suc-
cessful year."
Speaking on behalf of her
team-mates, Ferguson-
McKenzie said they will vow
to be excellent ambassadors
in all of their future endeav-
ors.
Among those in attendance ...
were retired 'golden girls' __
Pauline Davis-Thompson,
now an IAAF council mem-
ber and Eldece Clarke, who is DOYLE Burrows (right) receives his plaque...
employed as the sports direc-
tor at the Ministry of
Tourism.
Some of the athletes, who
competed in Berlin and were
not able to attend the event,
were represented by family- - -


members. Of note were the
parents of fourth place triple
jumper Leevan 'Superman'
Sands, Leevan Sr and Inspec-
tor Elaine Sands.


Dr Timothy Barrett receives his plaque...


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THE family of the late Anthony Carroll accepts his plaque...


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MEB KEFLEZIGHI of the United States holds a flag high after coming
in first place in the men's division in the New York City Marathon.
Jaouad Gharib (right), of Morocco, who finished third, looks on...
(AP Photo: Kathy Willens)


American Meb


Keflezighi wins


NYC Marathon


By RACHEL COHEN
AP Sports Writer


NEW YORK (AP) - Meb
Keflezighi became the first
U.S. man to win the New
York City Marathon since
1982 on Sunday, a victory that
capped an outstanding day
for American distance run-
ning.
Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia
captured the women's race,
with two-time defending
champ Paula Radcliffe falling
back to fourth then grabbing
her left leg in pain after fin-
ishing.
Keflezighi, the 2004
Olympic silver medalist,
learned after a disappointing
performance in the U.S.
Olympic trials in New York
two years ago he had a stress
fracture in his hip. He capped
the long and painful come-
back with a landmark victory
against a deep field for his
first major marathon title.
That day in 2007 he also
lost close friend Ryan Shay,
who collapsed and died dur-
ing the race. Keflezighi said
the tears he shed after win-
ning were for Shay.
Born in Eritrea, the 34-
year-old runner became a
U.S. citizen in 1998. He was
second in New York in 2004
and third in 2005. Wearing
"USA" on the front of his jer-
sey, Keflezighi won in 2
hours, 9 minutes, 15 seconds.
"The USA gave me all the
opportunities there is in edu-
cation, sports and lifestyle,"
he said. "To be able to repre-
sent the USA is a big thing
for me."
A field of nearly 44,000
started the 40th edition of the


race. The 53-degree weather
was about perfect for the run-
ners, although they were
slowed by 14 mph winds.
Keflezighi pulled away
from Robert Cheruiyot of
Kenya in the 23rd mile to
beat the four-time Boston
Marathon champ by 41 sec-
onds. Alberto Salazar had
been the last American men's
champion, taking three
straight titles from 1980-82.
Morocco's Jaouad Gharib
finished third and Ryan Hall
of the U.S. was fourth on a
day when six Americans were
in the top 10 for the first time
since 1979. The race doubled
at the national men's
marathon championship.
Ludmila Petrova, a 41-year-
old Russian, was the runner-
up for the second straight
year in the women's race,
while Christelle Daunay of
France was third.
Radcliffe said she had ten-
dinitis behind her knee. The
world record-holder from
Britain failed to win a
marathon for just the third
time in 11 starts.
The 37-year-old Tulu won
Olympic gold medals on the
track in the 10,000 meters in
1992 and 2000. Her only
marathon title came in Lon-
don in 2001.
She had struggled with her
weight and endurance after
the birth of her second daugh-
ter three years ago. But when
she ran well at a half-
marathon in Philadelphia on
Sept. 20, she decided to enter
New York.
"I did not come here nec-
essarily expecting to win," she
said, "but I did expect to be a
strong competitor."


the


Italian League


ROME (AP) - Diego Mil-
ito and Maicon each scored
to give Inter Milan a 2-0 vic-
tory over Livorno in the Ital-
ian League on Sunday.
Since Serie A started
awarding three points for wins
in 1994-95, Inter Milan's sev-
en-point lead is the largest
established after 11 rounds.
"This is the result of all the
great work that the guys have
done every day, although
there is still a long way to go,"
said Inter coach Jose Mour-
inho.
Sampdoria drew 0-0 with
promoted Bari, which missed
a penalty shot in the 90th
minute, and joined second-
place Juventus in second with
21 points each.
Napoli beat Juventus 3-2 on
Saturday and Milan defeated
Parma 2-0.
Man City goalkeeper saves
penalty in scoreless draw
LONDON (AP) - Man-
chester City goalkeeper Shay
Given saved James McFad-
den's penalty shot in a score-
less draw at Birmingham,
allowing his team to climb
into fourth in the Premier
League.
Man City's fourth draw in a
row - but first 0-0 score in 55
games - gave Mark Hugh-
es' team 19 points with only
one loss, the fewest defeats
of any team.
The club is still eight points
behind leader Chelsea and six
back from defending champi-
on Manchester United.
Chelsea won 4-0 at Bolton on
Saturday, when Man United
beat Blackburn 2-0.
Arsenal outplayed north
London neighbor Tottenham
3-0, but Liverpool had two
players sent off and lost 3-1
at Fulham, it's sixth defeat in
seven league and cup games.
Rain forces ref to call off
Rangers' game at D United
GLASGOW, Scotland
(AP) - Heavy rain forced
the referee to call off
Rangers' Scottish Premier
League game at Dundee
United at half time.
Rangers led 1-0 at Tan-
nadice Park after Steven
Davis' 29th-minute goal. But


INTER MILAN Argentine striker Diego Milito (left) celebrates with Brazilian teammate Douglas Maicon after
Maicon scored during a Serie A soccer match between Livorno and Inter Sunday at the Armando Picchi
stadium in Leghorn, Italy. Inter Milan won 2-0...
(AP Photo: Lorenzo Galassi)


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replayed at a future date.
Defending champion
Rangers remains in third
place with 19 points. Celtic
beat Kilmarnock 3-0 on Sat-
urday and leads the league
iwth 23 points. Hibernian is
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like to suggest to the leaders
of the PLP that they recon-
sider their practice of visiting
the court during the trial.
"Although it is their right
as citizens to do so, they
should consider whether such
visits by their Leader and for-
mer Prime Minister Perry
Christie, former Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt
and other MPs might give a
wrong impression.
"This case revolves around
allegations of criminal con-


FNM pleased
duct and has nothing to do
with politics or political
issues."
A date for the retrial of
Bridgewater and former
ambulance driver Torino
Lightbourne has yet to be set.
Bridgewater and Light-
bourne are accused of
attempting to extort, and con-
spiring to extort $25 million
from American actor Travol-
ta by means of a threat. They
deny the charges.
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UK billionaire, US group



sounded out on Port deal


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ir Jack Hayward
and his family trust
have sounded out
a UK billionaire
with Central
American interests and a US
group, whose representative
is a Grand Bahama-based for-
mer American security agent,
about becoming alternatives
to Hutchison Whampoa as
purchasers of their Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) stake.
Multiple sources have con-
firmed to Tribune Business
that Sir Jack and the Hayward
Family Trust have
approached Lord Ashcroft,
the British billionaire who is
vice-chairman and a major
donor to the UK's conserva-
tive party, and a US group
whose 'point man' is Ben Bell,
a former top security official
in the US Transportation
Security Administration who
founded a Freeport office for
his Global Information
Group, an information pro-
cessing and compilation cen-
tre, as possible buyers of their


* Sir Jack and Family Trust seeking alternative
purchasers to Hutchison Whampoa for Grand
Bahama Port Authority, including Lord
Ashcroft of Belize and group represented by
Freeport-based high-level ex-US security official


GBPA stake.
Despite increasing pressure
to sell to Li Ka-Shing's Hong
Kong-based conglomerate, Sir
Jack is doing his best to resist
by seeking out alternative
buyers, publicly stated that
there were "other people
from other countries than
communist China" interest-
ing in acquiring the GBPA - a
thinly-veiled reference to
Hutchison Whampoa.
Some observers have told
Tribune Business that they
were startled to see Sir Jack
make such a public criticism
of the company that is effec-
tively Port Group Ltd's joint
venture partner in Freeport
and Grand Bahama, but the
British businessman - well-
known for being bullish and


forthright in his opinions - is
very much his own man.
He is likely to have reacted
angrily against attempts to
push him and the Hayward
Family Trust into selling their
stake to Hutchison Wham-
poa, something both Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham's
government and the late
Edward St George's estate
appear to desire.
Hence Sir Jack's move to
sound out other potential pur-
chasers, including Lord
Ashcroft, whose estimated
personal fortune of �1.1 bil-
lion dwarfs the annual �875
million gross domestic prod-
uct (GDP) of his adopted
homeland, the central Amer-
ican state of Belize, where he
has numerous business inter-


ests.
However, Lord Ashcroft
has become embroiled in an
increasingly acrimonious row
and public war of words with
the Belizean government of
Dean Barrow, which has
accused of him of being
"predatory" and attempting
"to subjugate an entire nation
to his will".
The Belizean authorities
have accused Lord Ashcroft
of negotiating a deal with the
previous administration that
saw the taxpayer effectively
underwrite his telecoms inter-
ests, something the UK lord
and peer has angrily denied,
his spokesman insisting he has
no equity interests in the
SEE page 5B


BEC plant opponents

run into 'brick wall'


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
OPPONENTS of BEC's
$105 million Wilson City pow-
er plant have hit "a brick
wall" in their attempts to dis-
cover what permits have been
issued to approve the facili-
ty's construction, an attorney
representing several telling
Tribune Business that his
clients wants to be involved
"positively" rather than
through "adversarial conflict"
involving litigation and
demonstrations.
Fred Smith QC, the Cal-
lenders & Co attorney and
partner, said his clients had
been encouraged by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham's
comments in the House of
Assembly about the Govern-
ment's mistake in not inform-
ing/consulting Abaconians on
the project before construc-
tion on Wilson City began,
and his insistence that BEC
must show why the plant
needs to use Bunker C fuel.
However, contrasting the
way the Wilson City power
plant process had been han-
dled with the promised trans-
parency and accountability in
the Government's proposed
Planning and Subdivisions
Bill, Mr Smith said he and his
clients had still been unable
to unearth any information
about the project's permit-
ting/approvals process.
Referring to the Prime
Minister's comments, Mr
Smith told Tribune Business:


"This still does not explain
the hasty rush to get permits
after the fact, and have them
rubber-stamped by BEC and
the authorities.
"We have been making
efforts to get copies of the
permits from the administra-
tor in south Abaco. We've
come up against a brick wall,
as they're not giving us copies
of approvals made or out-
standing, or permits given.
"The reports we've got
from people who have gone
to the local government office
is that no permits were issued
by local government; it's all
been done through central
government agencies. This is
derisory to local government,
and completely against the
Subdivision Bill being pro-
moted by the Government.
"It goes contrary to what
Minister Earl Deveaux said
about consultation, Land Use
Planning, getting input from
interested parties, and allow-
ing communities to envision
their own future rather than
have it imposed on them by
the central government."
Mr Smith added that while
the Government was pro-
moting "such modern, demo-
cratic and polished legisla-
tion" in the form of the Plan-
ning and Subdivisions Bill,
"they did, and continue to do,
the exact opposite at Wilson
City".
While the Government's
handling of the BEC project
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Bank suffers just 5% fall in net profit


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BANK of the Bahamas
International suffered a 5 per
cent net income drop to $5.8
million for its fiscal 2009
financial year, its managing
director telling Tribune Busi-
ness that being able to sustain
profitability during a reces-
sion, as well as invest for the
long-term and strengthen its
balance sheet "says a lot
about the bank".
Speaking after the bank's
results for the year to June
30, 2009, showed a net income
drop of just $300,000 from the
previous year's $6.1 million,


* Bank of the Bahamas International says Tier I capital
ratio 'three times' regulatory minimum at 25%
* Increases investments in government stock by 100%,
as part of strategy to boost liquidity and balance sheet
* Top executive hopes loan portfolio deterioration will
'bottom out' in next three to six months, as bank's
own non-accruals breach five per cent level
* Second credit card processing phase to involve 'online
merchant accounts' in next six months, as Thompson
Boulevard branch relocation mulled


Paul McWeeney said it was
"significant" that Bank of the
Bahamas International had
"continued to move forward


on all fronts" in the midst of
the most severe recession

SEE page 4B


Fashion show encouraged

despite attendance decline


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
WHILE the recession is
likely to induce drops in
designer and foreign atten-
dees for this week's Islands
of the World fashion week of
40 per cent and 60 per cent
respectively, its main organis-
er said he was taking encour-
agement from the increased
media interest in the event.
Owen Bethel, president
and chief executive of the
Nassau-based Montaque
Group, whose Modes Illes
subsidiary is currently organ-
ising the second annual
Islands of the World showing,
said organizers were "looking
very positive" despite the fact
they were down from a


hoped-for 20-25 designers to
about 12 confirmed.
While the recession, and
the difficulty in obtaining
financing, had "continued to
impact the turnout or the
attendance of the designers",
Mr Bethel said two new
designers had confirmed their
appearance within the past
week.
"We're moving ahead," he
told Tribune Business. "We
have 12 designers showcasing,
and then the three interna-
tional guest designers."
Mr Bethel acknowledged
that "we were hoping for" 20-
25 designers to attend Islands
of the World. "We did have

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THE lead developer of
Lyford Hills has told Tri-
bune Business that some
$20-$25 million will have
been invested in the subdi-
vision's infrastructure once
it is completed, with some
four to five lots being sold
per month despite the
recession.
Tennyson Wells, the for-
mer FNM and independent
MP and Cabinet minister,
said all the sewerage lines
had been put in for the 126-
lot Phase I at Lyford Hills, TENNYSON WELLS
with 70 per cent of the
trenching for electrical, water and communications
lines, and "40-50 per cent of the water, telecommuni-
cations and electricity" piping installed throughout the
three-phase project.
"The infrastructure is going in," Mr Wells told Tri-
bune Business. "We opened it [Lyford Hills] in May of
this year, and we have all the sewerage lines for Phase
I in. The roads are in
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of the 24 listed securities, of
which four declined and three
remained unchanged.
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A total of 35,171 shares
changed hands, representing
an increase of 6,710 shares
compared to last week's trad-
ing volume of 28,461 shares.
Cable Bahamas (CAB) was
the volume leader, trading
17,850 shares, although its
stock declined by $0.01 to
close the week at a new 52-
week low of $9.92.
The lead decline last week
was Commonwealth Bank
(CBL), whose share price
dropped by $0.17 on a vol-
ume of 5,000 shares, closing
the week at $5.57.


BOND MARKET
There were no bonds trad-
ed in the Bahamian market
last week.
COMPANY NEWS
Earnings Releases:
There were no earnings
released by any of the pub-
licly traded companies during
the week.
Dividend Notes:
* Consolidated Water
BDRs declared a dividend of
$0.015 per share, payable on
November 6, 2009, to all ordi-
nary shareholders of record
date October 1, 2009.
* FOCOL Holdings has
declared a dividend of $0.060
per share, payable on Novem-
ber 10, 2009, to all ordinary
shareholders of record date
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Developer raises concerns on Bill


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A LEADING Bahamian
real estate developer has told
Tribune Business that provi-
sions in the Government's
Planning and Subdivision Bill
would result in "tremendous
added costs" for developers,
explaining that while he
applauded the reformist ideas
contained in the legislation
"the balance is not right".
Tennyson Wells, the former
FNM and independent MP
and Cabinet minister, said
that while reforms to the plan-
ning and approvals processes
were long overdue to protect
the Bahamian public from
unscrupulous developers,
some provisions in the Bill
would unnecessarily add to
developers' costs and, in turn,
real estate prices for both
property owners and pur-
chasers.
Acknowledging that the
Bill was needed to place
"stumbling blocks" in the way
of those who, for example,
sold undeveloped lots to buy-


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ers without putting the nec-
essary infrastructure in or
before they had full govern-
ment approval, Mr Wells nev-
ertheless said: "They're cer-
tainly going to add to the
costs of development. It will
be a tremendous cost if every
project has to have an Envi-
ronmental Impact Assess-
ment done."
He explained that the pre-
scriptive nature of the Bill
seemed to mandate that any
developer, even those buying


a two-three acre tract of land,
needed to conduct an EIA.
This, Mr Wells said, would
cost at least $20,000-$30,000,
and often such studies were
priced at a minimum $50,000.
"The people who devel-
oped that legislation together
appear to have never devel-
oped a piece of land in their
life," the developer said,
agreeing with Bahamas Real
Estate Association (BREA)
president William Wong that
the Bill seemed to have been


written more from an envi-
ronmental standpoint.
"Those who drafted it
clearly do not know what is
involved, the cost of invest-
ment, so they will increase the
cost of land dramatically. I
don't think the Bill was well
thought-out. It may also
increase the price of land to
the landlord, for if there are
no buyers for it, he has got to
keep the land. If you're doing
a big development now, this
will retard development, in
my opinion."
Mr Wells added that the
Bill also set out at least four
different approvals processes
developers had to go through,
whereas currently these were
all packaged into one bundle.
This, he added, raised the
prospect of time and delays
costing investors money,
something that might dis-
courage them from contem-
plating the development in
the first place.
"First, you've got to deal
with zoning," Mr Wells said.
"All these things are good, as
we should have zoning. That's


something this country needs
badly, proper zoning regula-
tions.
"You then need a proper
site plan, then an EIA, and
then you apply for subdivi-
sion approval. Before, all
these approvals were part and
parcel of one, but now you
have to make applications for
each of them, and each has
time attached to them."
Referring to his 160-acre
Lyford Hills project, which
has already been approved,
Mr Wells said any developer -
before even signing a contract
to purchase land - would want
to know their likelihood of
getting approved, given that it
could take 12 to 18 months to
get the necessary permits.
The former MP said he had
not been consulted on the
Bill, although after reading it
within the past several weeks
he said he placed a call to Dr
Earl Deveaux, minister of the
environment, that was not
returned. The Bill had,
though, been published on the
BEST website since June
2009.


Mr Wells also told Tribune
Business that provisions in the
Bill that prevented a person
from dividing, in his Will, a
parcel of land into more than
two pieces, could "deny the
testator his dying wish".
"I don't think the public
should accept that," Mr Wells
told Tribune Business. "There
ought to be another way to
deal that. People do not think
about the consequences of
what they're doing."
He added that Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham's com-
ments, in wrapping up House
of Assembly debate on the
Planning and Subdivisions
Bill, appeared to indicate that
if government departments
failed to deal with planning
applications in the proper
timeframe, they would auto-
matically be treated as
approved.
Arguing that "you can't run
a system like that", Mr Wells
said this could create "an even
worse disaster" if the plan-
ning application contained
something that was "unac-
ceptable to the public".


'Minimal impact'



from the new US



anti-haven move


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE latest anti-international financial
centre legislation to appear in the US Con-
gress should not have "much of an impact
on the Bahamas", industry professionals
have told Tribune Business, even though it
proposes a 30 per cent withholding tax on
foreign financial institutions unless they
reveal the identities of American beneficial
account holders to the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS).
Both a former Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) chairman and ex-
finance minister said the relatively small
number of US clients held by Bahamian-
based financial institutions meant the
impact of the Foreign Account Tax Com-
pliance Act, the latest salvo in the psy-
chological warfare being waged against
international financial services centres and
their clients, was likely to be minimal.
Questioning how this legislation differed
from the existing Qualified Intermediary
(QI) relationship many Bahamian institu-
tions had with the IRS, Michael Paton,
attorney and partner with Lennox Paton,


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told Tribune Business: "You speak to most
banks today, and they say there's not much
US business in the Bahamas.
"The practical impact [if the Act was
passed" is hard to say, but from what I've
been told anecdotally, there should not
be not be much of an impact at all. I've
been told there's minimal US business
here, and that it's compliant. The general
impact should not be that significant."
Questioning how the US could enforce
such legislation, Mr Paton suggested that
the Obama administration could effec-
tively 'cut off its nose to spite its face', as it
might discourage foreign investors from
investing in the US via foreign banks - the
traditional route they took.
Mr Paton was backed by James Smith,
CFAL's chairman, who said the legisla-
tion's impact would not be great on exist-
ing US clients, although "it may stop any
new business".
The Act, developed by leading US Sen-
ators John Kerry, Charles Rangel, Richard
Neal and Max Baucus, has already been
publicly backed and supported by the Oba-
ma administration in the shape of US
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.


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Bank suffers just five per





cent fall in net profit


FROM page 1B

since the 1930s Great Depres-
sion.
Adding that the bank's
2009 net income was "almost
right on target" with Budget
forecasts, Mr McWeeney said


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it had accomplished its main
priority of "fortifying the bal-
ance sheet" to ensure Bank
of the Bahamas International
could withstand the reces-
sion's impact through last
year's $20 million preference
share issue.
As a result, Bank of the
Bahamas International's man-
aging director said it now had
"three times the required reg-
ulatory" capital ratios, its Tier
I capital ratio - as measured
by the Basel Accord - stand-
ing at 25 per cent compared to
the minimum 8 per cent
requirement.
In addition, Mr McWeeney
said one-third of the bank's
deposits were "in liquid for-
mat", and it had increased its
Government Registered
Stock holdings by 100 per
cent in its 2009 financial year.
"Any bank that continues
to make a profit now is doing
an outstanding job," Mr
McWeeney said, pointing to
the travails of the major US
retail and investment bank-
ing giants, and the numerous
bank failures in the US since
the 'credit crunch' started.
"We were fortunate to be
able to increase capital based
on public confidence in the


bank. For a bank to increase
its capital and to continue to
make these kind of invest-
ments for long-term value,
and to make a decent profit in
this day and age, is significant.
"For us to continue to
move forward on all fronts in
a positive direction says a lot
about the bank. Even though
the economy is still contract-
ing, we are still growing. We
have a significant amount of
liquidity, and have put a lot
of cash into acquiring gov-
ernment stock."
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national invested more than
$1.5 million in technology that
allowed it to bring debit and
credit card processing in-
house, enabling it to enjoy
cost savings on what it was
paying to an overseas third
party, and allowing it to han-
dle payment processing.
Mr McWeeney said it was
"pivotal" for Bank of the
Bahamas International to
continue with its long-term
investment and value creation
strategies, adding that the
bank had now completed
implementation of the deb-
it/credit card in-house pro-
cessing's first phase.
"The second phase is to do


with bringing on-line mer-
chant accounts, e-commerce,"
Mr McWeeney told Tribune
Business. "All the equipment
for that is here, it's just getting
certification from Visa, to cer-
tify parts attached to that."
It would be another six
months "before we offer that
on a full scale to the public",
Mr McWeeney added. This,
he explained, would enable
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national to "process any cred-
it card platform from this
country", ultimately allowing
the bank to market the tech-
nology abroad and diversify
it long-term.
Mr McWeeney said it had
been important to strengthen
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national's balance sheet, with
equity up more than 10 per
cent to end the 2009 financial
year at $114 million, given
that "that suggestions are that
the rest of 2009 and the early
part of next year will be weak-
er than what we have already
experienced".
He acknowledged that the
bank's non-accrual or non-
performing loans, 90 days or
more past due, had increased
beyond the 2009 fiscal year


end's 4.48 per cent to now
stand at more than 5 per cent
of the total portfolio, although
this was below the 7-8 per
cent industry average.
As at June 30, 2009, some
$25.162 million worth of
loans, out of a total $561.038
million portfolio, were non-
performing, with more than
half the former figure - some
$13.091 million - being com-
mercial loans and reflecting
the recession's impact on the
business community.
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national's managing director
was "optimistic we will see a
bottoming out in" loan book
portfolio deterioration "in the
next three to six-month peri-
od". During the 2009 fiscal
year, total assets rose by near-
ly $25 million to top $758 mil-
lion.
Meanwhile, Mr McWeeney
said Bank of the Bahamas
International had adopted a
"very aggressive" provision-
ing policy towards consumer
loans, which accounted for
"no more than 10 per cent of
our book of business".
"We make provisions based
on ageing, so in a 12-month
period, non-performing con-


summer loans are fully provided
for and written-off," he
explained.
Elsewhere, Mr McWeeney
told Tribune Business that the
bank was "actively consider-
ing the relocation" of its
Thompson Boulevard branch
from the Ministry of Educa-
tion building, due to that facil-
ity's mold problem. No deci-
sion had yet been taken, but a
relocation was likely "right
away".
As for the bank's new pro-
posed headquarters building
on West Bay Street, Mr
McWeeney said the plans
were "moving forward" and
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national was "considering
doing it in three different
phases".
Architects were now
putting together such a plan,
and Mr McWeeney said one it
was received a decision would
be made. The first phase
would incorporate the head-
quarters and retail branch.
Mr McWeeney said Bank
of the Bahamas International
had "a lot on our plate", but
having headquarters functions
split across four different sites
was "highly inefficient".


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as part of a doctoral study at a university in the home country.

Candidates should hold, by October 2010 a first degree of upper second
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and include:

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area)
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applicable;
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scholars from tropical countries;
(f) a grant for expenses for approved study travel within the UK or
overseas;
(g) a grant towards fieldwork costs for those scholars for whom a case has
been made for fieldwork outside the United Kingdom. This shall not
normally exceed one economy class return airfare to the fieldwork
location;
(h) a paid mid-term fare to their home country for scholars on three year
doctoral awards. Scholars for whom fieldwork fares are provided to
their home country shall not be entitled to a mid term fare home, nor
scholars who have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse or child
allowances for more than 12 months during their award;
(i) for married scholars selected for awards exceeding one academic year,
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United Kingdom. It is not paid when a husband or wife of the scholar
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by their children, a child allowance is payable at the rate of �136 per
month for the first child and �106 for the second and third child under
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Irrespective of the length of the award, a scholar who is widowed, divorced or a
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and child allowances for the second and third accompanying children.

Further details, application forms and Prospectus may be obtained from the
Scholarship and Educational Loan Division of the Ministry of Education,
Shirley Street or Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
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Applications should be returned to reach the Scholarship and Educational Loan
Division, Ministry of Education, P.O. Box N-3913, no later than 11 December,
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Belizean telecoms sector.
Lord Ashcroft and his team
have also reacted angrily to
the other accusations, deny-
ing them and accusing the
Belizean government of 'play-
ing politics' in their decision
to target him.
Given the pressure he is
under in Belize, Lord
Ashcroft and his business
empire have already begun to
seek out new business oppor-
tunities in the Caribbean, his
Belize Bank and parent
group, BB Holdings, having
moved into both the Turks &
Caicos and Trinidad & Toba-
go.
It would therefore be no
surprise to see Lord Ashcroft
take an interest in the
Bahamas and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority, espe-
cially with both himself and
Sir Jack likely to move in the
same social/business circles
and hold similar views.
Indeed, Belize Bank has
already demonstrated an
interest in the Bahamas, hav-
ing attempted within the past
year to acquire Ansbacher
(Bahamas) when it was up for
sale. However, it was knocked
out of the running by the Cen-
tral Bank of the Bahamas,
which did not want Belize to
become Ansbacher
(Bahamas) home and primary
jurisdiction supervisor.
But apart from Lord
Ashcroft, multiple sources
confirmed to Tribune Busi-
ness that Sir Jack and the
trust had also been talking to
a US group represented on
Grand Bahama by Mr Bell, a
Fortune Cay resident who is a
former director of the Office
of National Risk Assessment
(ONRA) in the US Trans-
portation Security Adminis-
tration.
Mr Bell set up the Freeport
office of Global Information
Group five years ago as an
entity designed to help "fight
terrorism and major interna-
tional financial crimes"
through collecting and
analysing huge amounts of


data.
"There is a real need for
solid international data that
can help spot disturbing pat-
terns, predict threats and pro-
tect citizens and borders," Mr
Bell said, describing Global
Information Group as an
information processing and
aggregation firm.
The company had a part-
nership with the LexisNexis
Group, which delivers legal,
business, government and tax
information to legal, corpo-
rate, government and acade-
mic clients in 100 countries
on six continents.
However, Mr Bell and
Global Information Group
have not been controversy-
free, with some media reports
describing him as a former
"high-ranking intelligence
agent". There have also been
concerns about what exactly
Global Information Group
does with all the data it col-
lects, and whether personal
privacy could be endangered.
Sources
Some sources have specu-
lated that given Mr Bell's
background, he could be act-
ing for right-wing US inter-
ests determined to prevent
what they may perceive as a
'Chinese takeover' of Grand
Bahama, an island situated
just off the eastern US
seaboard.
It is unclear how the Oba-
ma administration views the
deepening of Chinese eco-
nomic interests in the
Bahamas, not just potentially
with the GBPA and Hutchi-
son Whampoa, but with the
likelihood of investment by
two Chinese state-owned enti-
ties in the $2.6 billion Baha
Mar project at Cable Beach.
However, former US
ambassador to the Bahamas,
John Rood, twice hinted
heavily that the former Bush
administration would be less
then pleased if Freeport effec-
tively became a 'company
town' under Hutchison
Whampoa. This raises the
spectre of competition for


group sounded out on Port deal


domination between the US
and China over major parts
of the Bahamian economy.
The Government has
moved to create the condi-
tions for a settlement of the
three-year GBPA ownership
dispute between the Hayward
Family Trust and St George
estate by only renewing the
work permit of Port chairman
Hannes Babak until year-end.
It is understood that no fur-
ther extensions will be forth-
coming.
This, at least the theory
goes, will sever the links
between Sir Jack and Mr
Babak, and put pressure on
the former to settle with the
St George estate. Once a set-
tlement is achieved, the Gov-
ernment's preferred option -
something they would never
have previously contemplated
- is for both sides to sell their
50 per cent stakes to Hutchi-
son Whampoa, with the com-
pany then handing responsi-
bility for Freeport's gover-
nance, regulatory and quasi-
governmental functions back
to the Government.
The Prime Minister is now
focusing on righting Grand
Bahama and Freeport's ills,
feeling he has done as much
as he can for Nassau in the
circumstances, and sees the
GBPA ownership dispute as
the key obstacle to these plans
- which include the $100 mil-
lion cruise ship terminal and a
possible revitalisation of LNG
on Grand Bahama. He wants
a settlement of the dispute to
be achieved by year-end,
hence reports of his plans to
appoint a minister for Grand
Bahama.
While Sir Jack searches for
alternatives, some observers
have questioned whether any
other buyers would gain gov-
ernment approval, given the
preference - currently - for
Hutchison Whampoa.
The Prime Minister has said
he is likely to visit the com-
pany's Hong Kong headquar-
ters before year-end, and has
much to talk about, including
the potential Foxwoods man-
agement deal for Our Lucaya.


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Geithner: Economy rebounding, but job growth lags


WASHINGTON (AP) -
Treasury Secretary Timothy
Geithner acknowledges the
federal budget deficit is too
high, but that the priorities
now are economic growth and
job creation.
Asked repeatedly on NBC
television's "Meet the Press"
whether this means taxes will
rise, Geithner avoided giving
specifics. He did say President
Barack Obama is committed
to dealing with the deficit in a
way that will not add to the
tax burden of people making
less than $250,000 a year.
The White House has not
decided how to reduce the red
ink, Geithner said in an inter-
view broadcast Sunday.


"Right now we're focused
on getting growth back on
track," he said. "And we're
not at the point yet where we
have to decide exactly what
it's going to take."
He acknowledged that the
economic recovery, while
showing positive movement,
has been shaky and uneven.
"A lot of damage was
caused by this crisis. It's going
to take some time for us to
grow out of this. It could be a
little choppy," he said. "It
could be uneven. And it's
going to take awhile."
A bright spot in the recov-
ery identified by Geithner is
the banking system, which he
said is "dramatically more sta-


NOTICE


THE CHISWICK
RIVERSIDE EXECUTIVES, LP
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 15(1) of the Exempted

Limited Partnership Act Act, 1995, notice is hereby given that

THE CHISWICK RIVERSIDE EXECUTIVES LP,

REGISTRATION NO. 195 has been dissolved and struck

off the Register of Companies as of the 13th day of October,

2009

Kyrene Kelty and Kristina Fox
Liquidators


NOTICE



ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
ANGOLA (BLOCK 24) LIMITED


Creditors having debts or claims against the above-
named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624, Nassau,
Bahamas on or before 24th day of November, A.D.,
2009.1n default thereof they will be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.
Dated the 29th day of October, A.D., 2009.



Carol G. Gray
Liquidator
16825 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060



NOTICE


ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION ANGOLA (BLOCK 251
LIMITED
N O TI C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION ANGOLA
(BLOCK 25) LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business CompaniesAct
2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
29th day of October, 2009 when its Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Carol G. Gray of
16825 Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060
Dated the 29th day of October, 2009.


HARRY B. SANDS,
LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company


ble" because of the govern-
ment bailout.
Geithner said that just one
year ago economic activity
came to a standstill as major
financial institutions shut
down due to lack of liquidity.
Even though 115 banks
have failed so far this year,
Geithner said there has been
a "dramatic improvement in
confidence," with private cap-
ital back in the system. He
said large businesses are now
able to borrow again.
"The banking system is dra-
matically more stable than it
was three months ago, six
months ago, nine months ago,
a year ago," he said.
But Geithner said more


needs to be done to assist
small businesses, adding that
the administration is working
to help open up credit to
them. These businesses, he
said, "face a really tough envi-
ronment on the financing
side."
After financial institutions
were widely blamed for
assuming too much risk and
bringing the economy to the
brink of collapse, Geithner
said a concern now is that
they might end up being too
timid.
"The big risk we face now is
that banks are going to over-
correct and not take enough
risk," he said. "We need them
to take a chance again on the


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Sea Spray
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NOTICE


ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
ANGOLA (BLOCK 24) LIMITED

N O T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION ANGOLA
(BLOCK 24) LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act
2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
29th day of October, 2009 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Carol G. Gray of
16825 Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060

Dated the 29th day of October, 2009.

HARRY B. SANDS,
LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company


American economy. That's
going to be important to
recovery."
House Republican leader
John Boehner of Ohio, citing
the growing unemployment
rate, said Sunday the presi-
dent's economic stimulus pro-
gramme has done nothing but
increase the size of govern-
ment. He said businesses are
"sitting on their hands"
because of government
spending and proposals for
health care and other initia-
tives he contended would
increase taxes.
"Business people are afraid
to invest in their business,
afraid to grow their business,
because they don't know
what's going to happen next,"
Boehner said on CNN's
"State of the Union."
Geithner acknowledged the
economy remains tough for
many workers who have lost
jobs and it's going to be some
time before the employment
outlook starts to brighten for
many of them.
"Unemployment is worse
than almost everybody
expected. But growth is back
a little more quickly, a little
stronger than people
thought," he said.
Unemployment hit a 26-
year high of 9.8 per cent in
September, and the October
report due in the coming
week could show it topping
10 per cent.
"It's likely still rising. And
it's probably going to rise fur-
ther before it starts to come
down again."
Geithner said it's too early
to decide if a second govern-
ment stimulus package should
be offered, though he
acknowledged unemployment
probably will rise even more
before it starts to turn around.
Economists expect to see job
growth after the first of the
year, probably in the first
quarter, he said.
"You're not going to see
real recovery until it's led by


the private sector, by busi-
nesses," he said.
The treasury chief added
that with about half of the
stimulus money left, along
with tax cuts and investments
ahead, "there's a lot of force
still moving its way through
the system now" and that will
keep providing economic sup-
port. "It's working. It's deliv-
ering what it should result."
Last week, Christina
Romer, who heads the presi-
dent's Council of Economic
Advisers, said the govern-
ment's economic stimulus
spending already had its
biggest impact and probably
wouldn't contribute to signif-
icant growth next year.
Geithner also said the
administration supports steps
being considered by Congress
like extending unemployment
insurance benefits and the tax
credit for first-time home-
buyers.
In addition, he compli-
mented Obama's pay czar,
Kenneth Feinberg, for his
work in reining in pay for
senior executives at the top
seven recipients of govern-
ment bailout money. Geithn-
er played down concerns
about government interfer-
ence in executive compensa-
tion and the potential for the
most talented and productive
executives to leave their com-
panies.
"We were very concerned
about that from the begin-
ning. And he had to balance
some very difficult kind of
choices. I think he's found a
very good balance among
them," Geithner said.
Asked if he saw an exodus
at those companies, he said
he didn't, but added, "I worry
about this a lot."
Boehner disputed Vice
President Joe Biden's recent
assertion that the economic
downturn has bottomed out.
"I don't think anybody
knows whether we've hit bot-
tom," Boehner said.


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Fax (242) 328-4211


IODSCUSS STOIS ON THIS PAG LO NTSW.RIUE4.O


NOTICE



ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
ANGOLA (BLOCK 25) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624, Nassau,
Bahamas on or before 24th day of November, A.D.,
2009. In default thereof they will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 29th day of October, A.D., 2009.



Carol G. Gray
Liquidator
16825 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060







7Th


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009, PAGE 7B


Development's


820-25 million


infrastructure


investment


subdivision - the base roads
for phases I, II and III.
"I was hoping to have
Phase I completed by the end
of November, but hopefully
by the end of January we
should have completed it. We
are about a month-and-a-half
to a month behind the sched-
ule of where we thought we
would be now. The main rea-
son [for the delay] was equip-
ment problems."
Still, Mr Wells said he and
the development team expect-
ed to "roll into Phase II with-
in the month", that stage fea-
turing 95 lots available for
sale, with the third and final
phase including "150-some-
thing" lots.
Lot prices, the former MP
said, range from the $120,000s
to around $300,000, with some
four to five lots sold per
month in Lyford Hills since
the development started in
May.
"We have sold about 20,
and for quite of number of
others, people are in the
banks dealing with funding,"
Mr Wells added. "The inter-
est in it has been very high.
A lot of people want it, and
we have sold four times as
many as in previous develop-
ments."
As for his other real estate
projects, Mr Wells said sales
at the 115-lot Yuma Estates
had "been very slow this
year" as the economic con-
traction bit, prompting him-
self and the other investors to
"take the bank out of it".
"We have purchased some
of the lots ourselves, and will
hopefully take the bank out
of it in the next month or so,"
Mr Wells explained.
"We still have 20-odd lots
left. We think that's a very
good subdivision, and are not
going to reduce the prices on
that." Lots at Yuma Estates,
he added, are priced from
$90,000 up to $105,000.
As for the 181-lot South
Seas, Mr Wells said some "30-
odd" of those had already
been sold, and he now had
approval from both the
Bahamas Environmental, Sci-
ence and Technology (BEST)
Commission and the
Bahamas National Trust
(BNT) to cut the channel for
the planned marina, some-
thing that had already started.
At South Seas, lot prices
range from $90,000 to
$205,000, the latter being for
the likes of commercial lots,
fourplexes and triplexes.
As for his latest acquisition,
the former Bacardi plant adja-
cent to the South Seas devel-
opment, Mr Wells said he and
his fellow investors were "still
working on" their plans for
the site and would be able to
say more in a month's time.


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(401) Lots # 17  Crown Allotments,
Love Hill Settlement, Andros. Contain-
ing a two-storey res. Appraised value:
$100,000
(806) Lots #1 & #2, Block 3 with a par-
cel situated between Lot #1, Block 3,
containing a 4 bedroom condominium
- Sunset View Villas, West Bay Street.
Appraised value: $750,000
(571) Lot#27 ofVillageAllotment#14in
the Eastern District, containing residence
situated on Denver Street off Parkgate
Road in the Anns Town Conntitiipnrc
New Providence. Property i-. -. ,, .111
Building size 990 sqft. Appraised value:
$50,000
(400) Property situated in Calabash
Bay on the Island of Andros. 75' x 150'
and containing thereon a small grocery
store 480 sqft. and an incomplete 3 bed
2 bath house 900 sqft. Appraised value:
$65,000
(569) Lot #2 in block #8, Steward Road,
Coral Heights East Subdivision situated
in Western District of New Providence,
approx. size 8,800 sq. ft. with a split level
containing two bed, two bath, living,
dining & family rooms, kitchen and
utility room - approx. size of building
2,658 sqft Appraised value: $322,752
(569) Lot #20 with residential property
located Skyline Heights. Appraised value
$280,000
(902) Lot of land 94x94x150x150 on
Queens Highway just south of Palmetto
Point with a two storey stone building
containing two apartments. Each unit
has 3 bed/2 1/2 bath, kitchen, living
room and 3 linen closets. Appraised
value: $287,209
(400) Lot#14 situated in the settlement
of Love Hill on the Island of Andros to-
talling 20,000 sqft Property contains a
two storey 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom resi-
dence. Appraised value: $185,000


and 30' x 86' situated Bailey Town, North
Bimini. Appraised value: $235,000
(801) Lot#18in SandilandsAllotment
on the western side of Crosswind Road
between Seabreeze Lane and Pineyard
Road, Eastern District New Providence-
The Bahamas,containing single storey
private residence comprising the follow-
ing: covered entryporch, living room,
dining room, kitchen, laundry room,
family room, sitting area, 4 bedrooms,
2 bathroom and patio. The total area of
land is approximately7,641 square feet.
Appraised value: $289,426
(801) Two parcels of land containing
21,120 sq.ft. situated on the southern
side of East Shirley Street and 100 feet
west of its junction with "Shirlea" in the
Eastern District, New Providence. Situ-
ated thereon is a Gas Station and Auto
Repair Shop. Appraised value: $799,497
(569) Lot #17 located Village Allotment
with fourplex, Appraised value: $500,000
(569) Lot of land having the number 16


in Blocknumber 16 in Section Three of
the Subdivision called and known as Sea
Breeze Estates situated in the Eastern
District of New Providence. Property
contains a three bed, two bath residence.
Appraised value: $277,000
(569) Lot of land being lot number 11
in Block number 10 on a plan of allot-
ments laid out by Village Estates Limited
and filed in the Dept of Land & Surveys
as number 142 N.P and situated in the
Eastern District of New Providence.
Property contains three bed, two bath
residence. Appraised value: $165,000
(565) Lot # 1018 in Golden Gates Es-
tates #2 Subdivision situate in the South
Western District of the island of New
Providence Containing a single storey
private residence 3 bedroom 2 bath.
Property approx, size 6,000 sqft Building
approx size 2,400 sqftAppraised value:
$173,176
(569) LotB - 50ftx115.73 ft situated on
the north side of Shell Fish Road, being
the third lot west of Fire Trail Road and
east of Hamster Road with a one half
duplex residential premises. Appraised
value: TBA
(901) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom
2bath concrete structure located Tri-
ana Shores Harbour Island, Eleuthera.
Property size 80' x 120' x 80' 120 feet.
Appraised value: $332,735
(910) Lot#12 Madeira Park, a small sub-
division on the outskirts of Treasure Cay,
Abaco having an area of 9,444 square
feet residence containing a concrete
block structure with asphalt shingle
roof comprises of three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, family room, living room,
dining room, and kitchen. Appraised
value: $147,000
(569) Property situated on Williams
Lane off Kemp Road, New Providence,
Bahamas containing a two-storey house
and an apartment building consisting
of 1800 sqft. Appraised value $100,000
(569) All that piece of land being Parcel
#3 and Parcel #4 situated on the South
side of Prince Charles Drive, New Provi-
dence, Bahamas containing a commercial
building housing two shop space on the
ground floor and three shop space on
the second floor with a large storage
area in the rear. Total area 8400 sq ft.
Appraised value: $366,650
(569) All that piece, parcel or land hav-
ing an approximate area of 2100 sqft
situated on theWestern side of Blue Hill
Road about 70 ft North of Peter Street
and about 115 ft south of Laird Street
in the Southern District of New Provi-
dence, Bahamas containing a commercial
building housing a two bed/one bath
unit on the top floor and a store on the
first floor. Appraised value: $154,000
(569) All that piece, parcel orlot ofland
situated on Cowpen Road (1000 ft east of
the Faith Avenue Junction) in the South-
ern District of New Providence, Bahamas
containing a duplex apartment com-
prising of two - 2-bedr/1-bath apart-
ments. Appraised value $175,000.


(800) All that parcel or lot of land being
Lots #10 and 11 in Block 29 of Coconut
Grove Subdivision, containing a shop-
ping plaza. The lot is trapezium in shape,
8,383 sq ft. Appraised value $500,000
(560) Lot of land #2 SeaView Subdi-
vision, Russell Island, Spanish Wells.
Property size 11,323 sqft, building size
2236 sq ft containing 3 bed, 2 bath, living
room, an eat-in kitchen, dining room,
laundry room, covered porch, a one car
garage, and a covered water tank. Ap-
praised value: $299,000
(901) Lot # 57 block # Trianna Shores
containing 3 bed 2 bath front room, din-
ing room, & kitchen. Concrete structure,
1926.40 sq ft wooden deck 321.60 sq
ft. property 9600 sqft. Appraised value:
$448,645
(901) Lot "K" Barrack Street, Harbour
Island containing a 2 storey concrete
buildingwith 4 bed 4 bath, dining room
& kitchen-Building2934.56 sqftproperty
6563 sqft. Appraised value: $479,228
(811) Property containing Condo "Mil-
lennium II", Unit A-101, building 57,
Phase 1C, 2 bed, 3 bath, living room,
dining room, utility closet & patio.
Situated in the area known as Bimini
Bay Resort, Bimini, Bahamas. Appraised
value - $485,000
(008) Single Story tri-plex building,
one 2 bedrooms and two 1 bedroom
located on a multi-family Lot No.4,
block 3, Shirley Lane, section 1, Bahama
Reef Yacht & Country Club Subdivision,
Freeport Grand Bahama. Property size
is approx. 16,621 sq ft Appraised value
$348,000
(908) Lot# 52 CrownAllotments located
Murphy Town, Abaco with size being
10,200 sq ft. Containing a one storey
house with 4bed/2 bath - Concrete Block
Structure -Appraised value $200,000
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #39 in the residentially zoned
area of Highbury Park Subdivision in
the Eastern District of New Providence,
Bahamas. Approx. land size 6,000 sq ft.
Property contains a 3-bed/2-bath house,
size being 1,563 sq. ft. Appraised Value
$131,000
(908) Lot# 23 located in the Subdivi-
sion of Spring City, Abaco with size be-
ing 8,925 sq ft. Containing a one storey
wooden structure house with 3 bed/i
bath of 7985 sq ft. Appraised value.
$60,000
(569) Single storey triplex, situated on
Lot 615, Mermaid Boulevard, Golden
Gates #2 in the Western District, New
Providence. Two 2-bed, 1-bath units and
one 1-bed,l-bath unit. The property
is zoned as Multi Family Residential,
measuring 9,092 sq ft with the living
area measuring 2,792 sq ft. Appraised
value $374,192
(569) Duplex Lot #25 situated on Faith
Ave. North (Claridge Estates) - 7,354
sqft with duplex thereon. Appraised
value - TBA


(103) Parcel of land and improvements
thereon known as No.3 block 31 Bahamia
Marina & Section IX located in south-
western city of Freeport Grand Bahama.
Approx. 13,070 sq.ft. or 0.30 acres prop-
erty contains duplex dwelling. Appraised
value $300,000
(804) Six condominium units and five
parcels of vacant land situated at Re-
gattas ofAbaco, Marsh Harbour, Baha-
mas. The single/multi family residential
condominium/timeshare development
is situated on 9.426 acres of land. The
condominiums consist of 2 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms and the amenities on the
property includes a manned security
gate, swimming pool, 2 tennis courts,
landscaped gardens and an administra-
tion building. Appraised value $2,450,000
(569) Lot of land situated on Fire Trail
Road being a partition of Gladstone Al-
lot #41 New Providence, Bahamas con-
taining townhouse apartment unit and
two proposed units (completed as is).
Appraised value $237,714
(569) Lot# 14867 Bahama Sound Exuma
is located about 10 miles northwest of
George Town Exuma and about 1 mile
south of Emerald Bay, The Four Seasons
Resort and Roker's Point. It is located
near the settlements of Mt. Thompson
and Farmer's Hill. The property contains
10,000 sq ft in area with 80 ft frontage on
the Queens Highway; the main road. The
property is developed with a partially
completed apartment complex contain-
ing five, 1 bedroom units, 4 efficiency
units and 1 shop space.Appraised value
$488,240
(569) All that piece parcel of land or
premises being lot # 659 on the north-
western side of Malawi Street in Elizabeth
Estates East Phase 2 in the Yamacraw
constituency on the island of New Provi-
dence. Lot size - 5,085 sq ft. with a 22
year old single storey residence, 3 bed,
1 bath. Appraised value $94,871
(569) Lot# 549 Gladiator Road Staple-
don Gardens containing concrete single
family residence and wooden efficiency
rental unit. Area is zoned for single and
multi family residences. Lot size is 80' X
120' (9600 sq ft) enclosed car port and
perimeter wall surrounding property.
Appraised value $219,767
(569) All that Southwestern Moiety or
Half Part of a Lot of Land being part of
a Tract of Land now or formerly called
Annstown situate 610 feet Southeast of
Kemp Road in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence aforesaid and
set out as Lot #35 containing a duplex.
Property size 50 ft x 50 ft Appraised
$61,000.
(569) Lot # B Block B situate on Rosedale
St in the Carey's Subdivision containing
a 4 bedroom 2 bath residence. Building
size 1,234 sq ft. Property size approx
4,500 sq ft. Appraised Value TBA.
(569) Lot # A and B on Northern side
of Carmichael Rd. Nassau with build-
ing and foundation for a warehouse.
Property size 15,780 sqft. Appraised


value $325,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot ofland
situate on the East Side of Miller's Road
and 2763.58 ft South of Carmichael Rd.
being Lot #B containing a Triplex Prop-
erty size 80'x 100' (8,000 sq.ft) Appraised
Value TBA
(801) LotNo. 1,Block5, locatedin the
Baillou Dale Subdivision, Nassau, Baha-
mas. The property contains a split level
building comprising of 5 retail shops/
offices. The land size is approx. 5,000
sq.ft. with the building area approx3,735
sq.ft. Appraised value $370,260.00
(569) All that piece parcel or lot ofland
situate Graham Drive in the Yellow Elder
Subdivision being Lot #446 containing
a 2 bed 2 bath residence.
Appraised Value $110,000.
(101-F)Residential Canal Lots 30,31 &
32, Block 1, Pine Bay Subdivision
Freeport, Grand Bahama, containing
two storey house, 4 bed, 3 baths
Situated on 1.62 acres of land.
Appraised value $1,372,200

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9,267 sq ftwith incomplete 3 storey single
family home. Appraised value $542,000
(724) Lot#2, Block#5, Englerston Sub-
Division, Southern District of N.P. con-
taining a partly completed building.
Property size approx. 3,535 sq.ft.
Appraised value B$84,000.
h. .. 1 1 -i .1" 1 i containing 3 beds one bath
home constructed of concrete blocks
located Moss Town and number 18 in
The Department of Housing Subdivision,
Moss Town, Exuma, Bahamas. Property
Size 7853. AppraisedValue$ 131,800.00
(008) Property containing 6 Units One
bed one bath Apartment Units to First
Floor Belt Course. PartiallyDeveloped
properties. All those piece orlots of land
being Lot Numbers 1679 and 1680 in
the Subdivision called and known as
Bahama Sound Of Exuma Number 3
in the Island of Great Exuma. Proper-
ties Size: 10,000 sq ft each. Appraised
Value $205,000.
(008) Triplex Building. All that piece of
lot of land being Lot No. 9800 Bahama
Sound No. 9 a subdivision of land situ-
ated at the northeastern portion of The
Forest Estate in the vicinity of the settle-
ments of Mt. Thompson and Farmers
Hill Great Exuma Bahamas. Property
Size 10,000. Appraised value $336,500.00
(008) Property containing 3 bed Ibath
home Single Family Residence. All that
piece of parcel or lot of land being Lot.
Number 2819 lying within the Subdivi-
sion known as Cedar groves Estate sit-
uated in the Southern District of the
Island of New Providence in The Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas. Property
Size 8,250. AppraisedValue $157,100.00


VACANTPROPETIES


(569) Undeveloped lots# 4A, 16, 17,
18 and 19 located Chapman Estates,
West Bay. Appraised value: $348,000
(569) Undeveloped lot #149. Seafan
Lane, Lucayan Beach Subdivision. Grand
Bahama, 18750 sq ft. Appraised value:
TBA
(565) Vacant lot #5 located Eleuthera
Island Shores, Seaside Drive Section B,
Block#15, Eleuthera, Bahamas. 9,691
sqft, Appraised value: $27,620
(402) Lot89, Block7AberdeenDrive,
BahamiaWestReplat Subdivision,Freep-
ort, Grand Bahama, consisting of 12,100
sqft. Appraised value: $51,000
(800) Vacant propertylocated Baha-
mia South. Block 16 lot 9A, Freeport,
Grand Bahama consisting of 24,829.20
sqft. Appraised value: $52,000
(565) Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65 sqft)
situated in Mango Lane Section "B"
Block #15, Eleuthera Island Shores,
Eleuthera. Appraised value: $50,189
(909) VacantresidentialLot#63 (7800
sqft) Crown Allotments located Murphy
Town, Abaco. Appraised value: $18,000
(802) Vacant Commercial Lot No: 3A,
Block 60 Bahamia SubdivisionVI con-
taining 3 acres located Freeport, Grand
Bahama. Appraised value: $750,000
(108) Vacant Single Family Lot #5 Block
F Bahamia South Subdivision
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Appraised
value $35,700
(569) Vacant property located in Sub-
division called "Culmerville" being a
portion of Lot #47 and a portion of Lot
#57. Appraised value: $24,000
(569) All thatpiece parcel or lot of land
situate in the settlement of James Cis-


tern on the Island of Eleuthera one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas measuring approx 10,000
sq.ft. Appraised value TBA
(569) Allthat piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot No. 102 in the Subdivision
known as "EXUMA HARBOUR" in the
Island of GreatExuma measuring 10,000
sq.ft. Appraised value $20,000.00.
(569) Vacant lot of land containing
41,164 sqft, Lot #8, Love Estate, Phase
1, 2,300 ft. south of West Bay Street,
Western District, New Providence.
Appraised value $165,000
(569) Vacant property consisting of
Lot #894 situated in the Freeport Ridge
Subdivision, Section #1, Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Bahamas. Appraised value:
TBA
(505) Ten (10) acres of land situated
onWoods Cay, known as LittleAbaco,
between Cooper's Town and Cedar Har-
bourinAbaco, Bahamas. The property
is undeveloped with a view of the sea
from both the North and South side.
Appraised value: $1,078,750
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
Lot # 977, Pinewood Gardens Subdi-
vision, Southern District, New Provi-
dence. Appraised value: $65,000
(008) All that piece parcel of lot and land
on the Island of Great Exuma situated
about 10 1/2 miles Northwestwardly
of George Town which said piece par-
cel or lot of land is #10750 Bahama
Sound O.A.E. 10,900 sqft. Appraised
value: $65,000
(569) Single family residential Lot No.
11703 Bahama Sound Subd. Number
11 West, Great Exuma. Size: approx.
10,000 sq ft.Appraised value $15,000


(569) MultifamilyLotNo. 10-Southeast
Corner of Mandarin Drive, Sugar Apple
Road, Sans Souci Sudv. Size: 14,368 sq
ft. Appraised value $165,000
(569) Single family residential Lot No.
11698 Bahama Sound Subd. Number
11 West, Great Exuma. Size: approx.
10,426 sq ft Appraised value: $15,000
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of
land being Lot #1 located in Block 3
in the Subdivision known as Eastern
Estates situate in the Eastern District
of the island of New Providence. Prop-
erty approx. 6950 sq ft. Appraised value
$80,000
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of
land located on Marigold Road in the
Subdivision known as KoolAcres. Lot
is approx.9455 sq ft. Appraised value
$93,000.
(569) Allthatpieceparcelorlotofland
being Lot#152 located in the Subdivision
known asWest Ridgeland Park situated
in the Southern District of the island
of New Providence. Property approx.
4000 sqft Appraised value $55,000.
(008) An undevelopedwaterfront lot
land being Lot #12032 with a size of
10,600 sq.ft. in the Bahama Sound of
Exuma Subdivision # 11 West, Great
Exuma, Bahamas. Appraised value
$224,000
(008) Partially developed parcel ofland
being 10,000 sq.ft. situate about the east-
ern portion of The Forest Estate in the
vicinityof the settlements of Southside
and The Forest being Lot Number 4803
in Bahama Sound of Exuma 6, Exuma,
Bahamas. Appraised value $25,000
(724) Vacant land at Love Beach,West-
ern District of New Providence compris-


ing a portion of"LoveEstate" contain-
ing 1 acre. Appraised value $225,000
(800) Lot #2vacantland 30,000sqft
located Chapman Estates Subdivision
on West Bay Street with open zoning.
Appraised value $600,000.
(800) Single/multi family residential
vacant lot being a portion of lot #77
situated on the Southern side of Fire
Trail Road in the Western District of
New Providence. Property size 110,000
sqft. Appraised value $550,000
(569) Vacant lot single/family zon-
ing. Lot # 21 of the subdivision called
Southern Shores, Canaan Subdivision
located on Marshall Road. Property size
is some 67.86 feet on the sub road and
84.49 on one side, 55.21 at the back
and some 85.61 on the other side of
5,475 S/F of land space. Appraised value
$86,000
(569) Vacant lot of land containing
1.786 acre, situated east of Knowles
Drive, approximately 1,420 ft. south-
ward of Harold Road in the western
district of New Providence.- Bahamas.
Appraised value $ 170,000
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of
land being Lot #5, Block 29A Section
C Eleuthera Shores, Eleuthera Island,
Bahamas. Appraised Value $29,000.
(902) Vacant Lot #18 Block 33 Sec-
tion "C" Rainbow Bay on the island
of Eleuthera, Bahamas. The property
is located in a developed residential
subdivision with all amenities.
Appraised valued $35,000
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of
land beingLot #11 of the"Lee Acres"
subdivision situate in the vicinity of
SandilandsVillage in the Eastern Dis-


trict of the Island of New Providence.
AppraisedValue TBA
(724) Vacant land, Lot #184 of Phase
3, Section 2 of Stella Maris Sub-Divi-
sion (11,500 Sq.Ft.) situate at Adder-
ley's, Long Island. Appraised value
$30,000.00.
(008) Vacant Residential Property all
that piece parcel or lot of land being
Lot No. 6592 Bahama Sound of Exuma
number 8E in the Island of Great Exuma
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. Property Size 10,000.00
sq ft. AppraisedValue $20,000.00
(008) Vacant Residential Property all
that piece parcel or lot of land being
lot no 8327 Bahama Sound No.12 on
the island of Great Exuma in the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas. Property
Size 10,000 sq ft. Apprised value TBA
(724) VacantlandLot#8,Block#19at
BahamiaWest Sub Division (PortArea)
of Freeport, Grand Bahama Property
size approx 25,500 sq ft. Appraised
value $65,000.
(008) Vacant Residential Property all
that piece of parcel or lot of land being
aportionofLotNo. 51,Area3,PalmHill
Section, Flamingo BayEstates asubdi-
vision situated immediately south of
George Town, on the Island of Exuma
Bahamas. Property Size 10,206 sq ftt
Appraised value $35,000.00
(008) Vacant Residential Property all
that piece parcel or lot of land being
lot No. 12903 Bahama Sound No.14 a
subdivision of a tract of land situated
approximately 15/8 miles southeast-
wardly of Geroge Town Exuma Baha-
mas. Property Size 10,000 sq ft
AppraisedValue $20,000.00


6OFFICES


COMMERCIAL BANKING CENTRE
Tel: 242-356-8568
(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(801) Mr. Jerome Finder
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles
(803) Mr. Vandyke Pratt
(804) Mrs. Hope Sealey
(805) Mrs. Tiffany Simms O'brien
(806) Mrs. Lois Hollis
(807) Mr. Lester Cox
(808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul
(810) Miss LaPaige Gardiner
(811) Ms. Lydia Gardiner
PALMDALE SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-322-4426/9 or
242-302-3800
(201) Ms. NicolaWalker
(202) Mr. Robert Pantry
(205) Mrs. Anya Major


NASSAU MAIN BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-8700
(701) Mr. James Strachan
(702) Mr. Antonio Eyma
(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson
(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
MACKEY STREET BRANCH
Tel: 242-393-3097
(601) Ms. Cherelle Martinborough
JOHN E KENNEDY DRIVE BRANCH
Tel: 242-325-4711
(401) Mrs. ReneaWalkine
(402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert
PRINCE CHARLES SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-393-7505/8
(501) Mr. Jason Sawyer
(503) Mr. Dwight King
(505) Ms. Patricia Russell
CABLE BEACH BRANCH
Tel: 242-327-6077
(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts


(717) Mrs. Nancy Swaby
(723) Ms. Deidre King
(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs
(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis
(569) Mrs. Vanessa Scott
NASSAU INT'LAIRPORT
Tel: 242-377-7179
(433) Mrs. Suzette Hall-Moss
LYFORD CAY BRANCH
Tel: 242-362-4540 or 242-362-4037
(101-N) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR, ELEUTHERA
Tel: 242-332-2856/8
(902) Ms. Nicole Evans
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH
Tel:242-333-2230
(901) Ms.Velderine Laroda
ANDROS TOWN BRANCH
Tel: 242-368-2071
(400) Ms. CypriannaWilliams


LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE MARSH HARBOUR,ABACO
Tel: 242-502-5170/502-5180 Tel: 242-367-2420
(716) Ms. Quincy Fisher (908) Mr. Toure Holder





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(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier
(910) Mr Kermit Curry
BIMINI BRANCH
Tel:242-347-3031
(105) Miss. Ganiatu Tinubu
GRAY'S, LONG ISLAND
Tel: 242-337-0101
(100) Mrs. LucyWells
EXUMA BRANCH
Tel: 242-336-3251
(008) Ms. Jocyelyn Mackey
FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH
Tel: 242-352-6631/2
(101-F) Ms. Garnell Frith
(102) Ms. Elaine Collie
(103) Mrs. Damita Newbold-Cartwright
(108) Ms. Sylvie Carey
SPANISH WELLS
Tel: 242-333-4131 or
242-333-4145
(560) Mr. Walter Carey


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THE TRIBUNE


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2008
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/01845


IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel
or lot of land containing approximately
2 acres situate in the vicinity of Murphy
Town-approximately three (3) miles
westward of Marsh Harbour on the
Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
AND
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Colin Baltron
Archer and Marjorie Louise Archer

NOTICE OF PETITION

TAKE NOTICE that Colin Baltron Archer and
Marjorie Louise Archer both of the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas (hereinaftcr
collectively called "the Petitioners") claim to be
the owners in long, exclusive and undisturbed
possession of the said piece, parcel or lot
of land containing approximately two acres
situate approximately three miles westward of
Marsh Harbour on the IslandAbaco, one of the
Bahama Islands and have made application to
the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Tides Act, 1959 to have their tide to the said
piece, parcel or lot of land investigated and
the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions
of the said Act. Copies of the filed Plan may be
inspected during normal working hours at :-

a. The Registry of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher House, East Street
North, Nassau, The Bahamas.

b. The Office of the Administrator, Don
Mackey Boulevard, Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, The Bahamas.

c. Hall & Hall, Chambers, 2nd Terrace
West, Collins Avenue, Nassau, The
Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that if you have any
dower or rights to dower or an adverse claim
or claim not recognized in the Petition shall
on or before the 30th day of November, A. D.,
2009 file in the Supreme Court in the City of
Nassau in the Island of New Providence
aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or the
undersigned a statement of your claim in the
prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be
filed therewith together with a plan of the area
claimed and an abstract of title to the said
area claimed by you.

Failure by you to file and serve a statement
of your claim on or before the 30th day of
November A. D., 2009 will operate as a bar
to such claim.

Dated this 19th day of October, 2009


Hall & Hall
Chambers
2nd Terrace West, Collins Avenue
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioners


FROM page 1B

to-date "certainly leaves an
awful lot to be desired", Mr
Smith said the Prime Minis-
ter's comments in the House
of Assembly last week were
"a tremendous demonstration
of Mr Ingraham's commit-
ment to transparency and
environmental issues", espe-
cially on his requirement for
BEC to show cause as to why
Bunker C fuel was required.
The newly-named QC said
his clients hoped the Prime
Minister's comments "will
infiltrate and filter through
to" BEC, government min-
istries and local government,
and he again called for a new
Environmental Impact


Assessment (EIA) - in which
his clients were consulted and
provided feedback - to be
conducted.
"There's still time for the
Prime Minister to rein in
BEC's horse," Mr Smith told
Tribune Business, explaining,
that the main issue was "lack
of due process" and the fact
his clients had been "blind-
sided by the central govern-
ment" on Wilson City.
His clients had suggested
Norman's Castle on the
north-west Abaco coast as an
alternative location for the
BEC plant, and their main
concerns were location, the
source of energy to be used
by the plant, environmental
issues, property rights, and
the impact on the Abaco


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

(No.45 of 2000)

WILLIAM HILL ADVISERS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of WILLIAM HILL ADVISERS LIMITED
has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the Regis-
ter. The date of completion of the dissolution was the 25th day
of September, 2009.




Alrena Moxey
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

(No.45 of 2000)

CAMARGAN INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of
2000, the Dissolution of CAMARGAN INVESTMENTS
LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was the
25th day of September, 2009.




Alrena Moxey
Liquidator


economy, tourism industry
and employment.
"We do not wish to engage
in adversarial conflict, litiga-
tion and demonstrations," Mr
Smith told Tribune Business.
"We want the positive energy,
positive ideas to come from
my clients and citizens in
Abaco, and an open mind by
the relevant persons in
authority, so the people in
Abaco, central government,
local government and BEC
can forge something that,
although not everyone will be


happy with every part of it,
will provide the best solution
arrived at together for Abaco.
"That is all anyone wants.
They want a bonafide, legiti-
mate opportunity at all stages
to be heard. Once again, we
are very grateful for what the
Prime Minister had to say,
and we hope that based on
that, BEC and the Govern-
ment will begin the process
of considering where a plant
should go, the source of ener-
gy and property rights
aspects."


NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)
SILVERTONE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LIMITED
No. 83,502 B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 of the
International Business Companies Act, (No. 46 of 2000), SILVERTONE
GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in Dissolution
Any person having a Claim against the SILVERTONE GLOBAL IN-
VESTMENTS LIMITED is required on or before 22nd October 2009 to
send their name, address and particulars of the debt or claim to the Liquidator
of the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from the benefit
of any distribution made before such claim is approved
The date of Commencement of dissolution was 22nd day of October 2009.
We, Sovereign Managers Limited c/o Suites 1601-1603 Floor, Kinwick
Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong is the Liquidator of SIL-
VERTONE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LIMITED.
SIGNED
For & On Behalf Of








NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA ROBERTS late
of Kensington Gardens, Soldier Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, De-
ceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against the above-
named Estate are requested to send the same duly
certified to the undersigned on or before
Friday the 6th day of November 2009 after which
the Personal Representatives will proceed to
distribute the assets of the Deceased among the
persons entitled thereto having regard only to the
claims of which the Personal Representatives shall
then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested
to make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.

CASH, FOUNTAIN
Attorneys-at-Law
P.O.Box N-476
Armstrong Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Personal Representatives







NOTICE



SLampkin

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Limnpkn & Co.mpa..: will be closed on

Wednesday, November 4th Fo: sY'.a'lramiine&

'W apologize for any incon enience caused.


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opponents run




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2I1SE ROYAL 3 FIDELITY
C FA L* :, > I_. - -N" I .A 1.
FRIDAY. 30 OCTOBER 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1 476 21 I CHG 3.48 I :.:CHG 0 24 YTD -236.15 I YTD . -13.79
FINDEX: CLOSE 789 7T I YTD -5 40- 1 2008 -12 31-
WNWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM I TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 I FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320
j k.H. . k.L. .ecur.Pre.. CIu.. .. Tod.'o.. Ch..ng.e D.., V'.l EPS I D,. I PE E Yield
171 103 AML Foods Limited 116 116 000 0127 0000 91 000%
1180 990 Bahamas Property Fund 1075 1075 000 0992 0200 108 186%
930 590 Bank of Bahamas 590 590 000 0244 0260 242 441%
89 063 Benchmark 063 063 000 -0 877 0000 N/M 000%
349 315 Bahamas Waste 315 315 000 0125 0090 252 286%
237 214 Fidelity Bank 237 237 000 0055 0040 43 1 169%
14 20 9 92 Cable Bahamas 992 992 00 10,600 1406 0250 71 252%
2 88 272 Colna Holdings 272 272 000 0249 0040 109 147%
750 5 26 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 550 557 007 4,000 0419 0300 133 539%
3 85 127 Consolidated Water BDRs 300 295 005 0111 0052 266 176%
285 132 Doctor's Hospital 225 225 000 0625 0 080 36 356%
3 20 6 28 Famguard 650 650 000 0420 0240 155 369%
1250 8 80 Flnco 930 930 000 0322 0520 289 559%
1171 987 FrstCarbbean Bank 987 987 0 00 0631 0350 156 355%
553 411 Focol (S) 434 434 000 0326 0150 133 346%
100 100 Focol Class Preference 100 100 000 0000 0000 N/M 000%
45 027 Freeport Concrete 027 027 000 0035 0000 77 000%
902 549 ICD Utilities 559 559 000 0407 0500 137 8 94%
1200 995 J S Johnson 995 995 000 0952 0640 105 643%
1000 10 00 Premier Real Estate 1 00 1000 0 00 0156 0000 64 1 000%
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol. Interest Maturity
100000 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 10000 000 7% 19 October 2017
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 10000 000 Prime + 1 75% 19 October 2022
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Seres C) + FBB13 10000 000 7% 30 May 2013
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 10000 000 Prime + 1 75% 29 May 2015
Fidelity Ojver-The-Counter Securities
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
14 60 7 92 Bahamas Supermarkets 10 06 11 06 14 00 2 246 0 000 N/M 000%
00 600 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 200 625 400 0000 0480 N/M 7 80%
054 0 20 RND Holdings 0 35 0 40 0 35 0 001 0 000 256 6 0 00%
Colina O0er-The-Counter Securities
055 040 RND Holdings 045 055 055 0002 0000 26190 000%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
j3 k-HI j3 k.Lo Fund Name NAI YTD Lasi 12rlonlh DI, i Yield _ NAV Dale
1 4038 1 3344 CFAL Bond Fund 1 4038 3 72 5 20 31 Aug-09
30350 28952 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 28300 3 75 6 75 30 Sep-09
1 4957 1 4226 CFAL Money Market Fund 1 4957 430 513 230ct-09
35399 29759 Fldelty Bahamas G & I Fund 29759 12 10 1754 30-Sep-09
13 1751 12 3870 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13 1751 4 42 5 86 30Sep-09
103 0956 100 0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 103 0956 310 252 30Sep-09
100 000 99 4177 CFALGlobal Equity Fund 99 4177 312 276 30-Sep-09
1 0000 1 0000 CFAL Hgh Grade Bond Fund 1 0000 000 0 0 31 Dec-07
10 5884 10 0000 Fidelity Internton Investment Fund 105884 5 88 5 88 30-Sep09
10757 10000 FG Financial Preferred Incoe Fund 10757 386 530 30Sep-09
10364 10000 FG Financial Growth Fund 10305 -024 022 30Sep-09
MARKET TERMS
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1000 00 YIELD - lt 12 month dividends divided by closng price
PE2w -Hi Highest closing prie n last 2 weeks Bid - Buying pr ce of Col a and Fidelity
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask Selng price of Colna and fidelity
PRvious Close- Previous days weighted price for daIly volume Last Prie- Last traded overthe-counter price
Todays Close -Current days weighted price for daIlyvolume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the pror week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS -A company reposed earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset value
DIV $- Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
PIE C losing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fldehty Bahamas mock Index January 1 1994 = 100
() - 4or-i Stok Split - Effeativ Date 8812007
E81) - 3-or-1 Stock Split - Effaetive Date 711/2007
TO TRAD E CALL5 COLINA 242-.02.7040 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-.7764 | F CAPITAL MARKhETS 242-396-40000 COLONIAL 242-.02-.T25_


BUSINESS I







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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009, PAGE 9B


In boost for economy,


companies spend


on equipment


By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Businesses are finally willing
to spend more money on
equipment, a healthy sign for
the economic recovery.
For the first time in nearly
two years, companies ponied
up more money for a catego-
ry called "equipment and soft-
ware" in the third quarter of
the year.
It isn't a huge growth rate
- just 1.1 per cent, accord-
ing to the government's
report last week on US eco-
nomic growth. Still, equip-
ment and software are a
broad and important category
of items made by such com-
panies as Deere & Co., EMC
Corp. and General Electric
Co. It includes computers,
software, medical equipment,
industrial engines, autos,
planes, furniture and farm
machinery.
Business spending is espe-
cially crucial now because
consumers, who normally dri-
ve a recovery, aren't doing so
this time. Many shoppers are
too squeezed by job losses,
flat wages, tight credit and
high debt.
The higher spending does-
n't necessarily mean compa-
nies are swimming in cash.


But in a twist on the Ant and
the Grasshopper fable, some
businesses managed to save
enough during the recession
to spend more now, analysts
said. Others can't get loans to
expand their plants and
instead must upgrade the
equipment they have, analysts
said.
When businesses spend
more on equipment, jobs can
eventually be created at com-
panies that make the
machines and the parts that
go into them.
Some makers of technolo-
gy-related equipment see bet-
ter business conditions. At
EMC, which sells data stor-
age machines and software,
CEO Joe Tucci said he was
starting to see customers
become more comfortable
with ramping up spending on
information technology.
EMC said it expected a
"slow but steady recovery."
For now, though, most busi-
nesses are reluctant to hire.
To meet any pickup in
demand, they're relying
instead on workers they
already have.
The economy isn't likely to
create many jobs until a
broad-based recovery has tak-
en hold.
Edward Yardeni, president
and chief investment strate-


The Public is hereby advised that I, VICTOR ARLINGTON
JOHNSON of South Andros, c/o P.O.Box 7536, intend to
change my name to VICTOR ARLINGTON CARTWRIGHT. If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll,
you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.


gist at Yardeni Research, pre-
dicts businesses will boost
their spending on capital
equipment at around a 10 per
cent annualized rate in the
current October-to-Decem-
ber quarter.
And he thinks it will con-
tinue rising after that as busi-
nesses' revenue and profits
improve.
For now, companies will
probably focus spending on
computers, software and oth-
er technology that can boost
the productivity of their exist-
ing workers, he said.
The need to frequently
upgrade their technology
gives many businesses anoth-
er reason to spend, Yardeni
said.
The government report
Thursday on GDP - the val-
ue of all goods and services
produced in the United States
- showed the economy grew
again in the third quarter for
the first time in more than a
year. It was the most con-
vincing sign yet that a recov-
ery has begun and that the
worst and longest recession
since the 1930s is over.
Herb Goetschius, president
of McNichols Co., a Florida
maker of metal gratings and
other products, said his rev-
enue is starting to rise after
customer demand "fell of a
cliff" late last year and earlier
this year.
Some companies he sells to
are spending more to replace
outdated equipment and also
to maintain and repair exist-
ing plants and machines. All
that is boosting his revenue.
"To maximize storage at
existing plants, companies are
building mezzanines instead
of wasting the square
footage," Goetschius said.
"We see our products used
for that."


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Forms may be collected from the Planning and Research

Section of the Ministry of Education, District Education Offices

or downloaded from www.bahamaseducation.com. If you have

any questions regarding this exercise call 502-2721, 502-2722,

502-2774 or 502-8346.



FORMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY

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Complete and submit your form before the deadline and prove that

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VACANCY NOTICE

Assistant Manager (Pharmacist) - 4ce
Chronic Disease Prescription Drug Plan (CDPDP)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the above position of Assistant Manager
(Pharmacist), Chronic Disease Prescription Drug Plan (CDPDP).

JOB SUMMARY
The applicant willbe responsible f ! 'i ... i -. 1, 11 .1. .l ip,: and managing the Plan's Formulary through
ongoing reviews of pharmaceutical databases, consultations with pharmaceutical companies and health
professionals and audits of pharmacies to ensure quality drugs and cost control in the Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
: Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy and certificate of registration with Pharmacy Council.
* At least 7 to 10 years experience as dispensing or clinical pharmacist at a senior level.
: Working knowledge of formulary development, pharmacy audits and local health legislation.
*. Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
*. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conduct targeted research through database analyses'!'ni ' .' ''ii 1..i ..- , .'. and discussions with health
professionals for specifying and updating the Formulary in line with Plan's priorities, objectives and
targets;

2. Prepare technical briefs, articles, website material and other documents for timely communication of
specific aspects of the Plan's Formulary to internal and external stakeholders;

3. Prepare quarterly and annual data on dispensing and utilization of Formulary items to facilitate timely
negotiations and procurement of supplies by the Bahamas National Drug Agency (BNDA) for
participating pharmacies;

4. Lead team involving officers from the Drug Plan and the BNDA in reviewing requisitions, conducting
annual and other special audits of dispensing activities of pharmacies to ensure compliance with
Plan's rules and to deter likely fraud and abuse;

5. Lead and/or vet responses to queries, complaints and comments from health professionals, pharmacists,
Plan members and the public in a prompt and satisfactory manner given the Plan's response time
guidelines;

6. Compile annual and other reports as requested for servicing meetings of the Benefits Review Committee
and take charge of follow up actions within defined time-frames as recommended by the Committee;

7. Collate and classify Plan data on drug prescribing, dispensing and utilization to assist public health
officials in defining or intensifying national policies and programs aimed at controlling chronic diseases.

APPLICATION
Interested persons may apply by submitting a completed application form, along with the necessary
proof of qualifications on or before Friday, November 13, 2009, to:

Vice President
Human Resources and Training
The National Insurance Board
Clifford Darling Complex
Nassau, Bahamas




BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE






MANAGER - REVENUE ACCOUNTING
CUSTOMER SERVICES DIVISION


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


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
software
* Prepares monthly Board Reports
* Prepares monthly sales analysis and unbilled revenue reports
* Prepares quarterly reports for the Central Bank & Department of
Statistics
* 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:


K


* 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. . Box N-7509 Nassau
Bahamas on or before: Tuesday, November 3, 2009.







7Th


THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009, PAGE 11B


Fashion show





encouraged despite





attendance decline


FROM page 1B

about roughly 20 who applied.
We weeded out probably six
of those who we didn't think
were ready for it, and some
of those that were ready did
not attend because they were
in financial straits," he added.
"We're down to 12 who we
have approved. It's too late
to anticipate that there will
be any last minute arrivals."
The only Bahamas-based
established designer exhibit-
ing will be Harl Taylor Bags,
although international design-
ers will be coming from
nations such as Madagascar,
Barbados, Jamaica and
Grenada.
Islands of the World will be
held from Thursday to Satur-
day this week at the Shera-
ton Nassau Beach Resort, and


Mr Bethel told Tribune Busi-
ness that the recession had
had impacted the likely buyer
and global fashion industry
attendance.
"I'm down on the numbers
from last year," he conceded.
"Over the period, if we had
200-300 from abroad, I'd be
pleased. Online sales have hit
about 100 from abroad.
"We had about 500 coming
in over the period last year.
We have to build small, and
hopefully next year the econ-
omy will be better, if not in
the Bahamas elsewhere, and
people will take the opportu-
nity to come and see it."
Yet, on a more positive
note, Mr Bethel said: "What's
interesting is that we've had
an increase in attendance
from the media. I've just fin-
ished with a German media


Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) LOWELL OVERSEAS CORP. is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2009 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
on or before the 30th day of Novemeber, 2009 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or, in
default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY





NOTICE


JULIUS LEONORE LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) JULIUS LEONORE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 29th
October, 2009 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated
Ltd., Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola, BVI


Dated this 2nd day of November, A. D. 2009




Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator



Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) DIOTTRIA LIMITED. is in dissolution under the provisions of the Inter-
national Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2009 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
on or before the 30th day of Novemeber, 2009 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or, in
default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


group coming down to cover
it.
"They have not been
deterred by the smaller num-
ber of designers coming, and
they've focused on things such


as eco-fashion and cultural
fashion as components of an
event that will be different."
Among those covering the
event will be Tempo and the
Canadian media.


NOTICE


SIKIM LIMITED


N O TI C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) SIKIM LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 29th October, 2009 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated
Ltd., Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola, BVI


Dated this 2nd day of November, A. D. 2009



Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator





Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) SAFFRON OVERSEAS MANAGEMENT LTD. is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2009 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
on or before the 30th day of Novemeber, 2009 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or, in
default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY




Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) SET OVERSEAS MANAGEMENT LIMITED. is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2009 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
on or before the 30th day of Novemeber, 2009 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or, in
default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY




Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CARAFFA INVESTMENTS OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2009 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
on or before the 30th day of Novemeber, 2009 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or, in
default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


NOTICE


BLUE TOPAZ LIMITED

N 0 TIC E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) BLUE TOPAZ LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 29th October, 2009 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro
Associated Ltd., Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola, BVI


Dated this 2nd day of November, A. D. 2009



Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator



Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HAILEY MANAGEMENT INC. is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2009 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
on or before the 30th day of Novemeber, 2009 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or, in
default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY




Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) ZEDXY OVERSEAS LIMITED. is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2009 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
on or before the 30th day of Novemeber, 2009 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or, in
default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY




Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CARINO INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT LTD. is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2009 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required
on or before the 30th day of Novemeber, 2009 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or, in
default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


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NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
No. 45 OF 2000


KAZAN INVEST S.A.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of
The International Business Companies Act. No. 45 of 2000,
KAZAN INVEST S.A. is in dissolution. The Date of
commencement of dissolution was 29th day of October 2009.
Dillion Dean of Nassau, Bahamas is the Liquidator of
GEMINIS MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS S.A.



Dillion Dean
LIQUIDATOR






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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009


TherTn riu


The stories behind the news


By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune News Editor


everyone has been
waiting with bated
breath to learn the
truth about the fate of
Preston Ferguson.
Following a second investigation into
the circumstances surrounding his
death, it seems we must continue to
wait.
The police say they can find no
conclusive evidence of homicide, and
so are sticking to their initial "acci-
dent" theory and turning the mat-
ter over to the Coroner's Court.
Preston's body was found in a sta-
tionary vehicle on a stretch of road in
Great Exuma, a large wound to the
head the only sign of trauma.
After nearly three months of
struggling to pry answers from the
force and the Ministry of National
Security, his family can take some
comfort in the fact that the matter is
finally to go before a court empow-
ered to determine the cause of death.
But Preston's file will first have
to fight its way to the surface amid a
growing quagmire of cases yet to be
heard. Last year, Prime Minister
Ingraham revealed that there are
157 matters pending before the
court. He said 59 of these were, like
Preston's case, deemed by police to
be "traffic fatalities" - by far the
largest category.
Mr Ingraham said the number
continues to grow as "nothing is hap-
pening on them." He blamed the
former government, noting that the
permanent Coroner's Court was
abolished "while we were in opposi-
tion and the numbers have piled up."
Thus, there is still no end in sight
for Preston's courageous, agonised
relatives - who in the process of los-
ing a loved one, were also stripped of
many consoling illusions about the
society in which they live, its checks
and balances and those who enforce
them.
Before we allow the police to wash
their hands of the matter entirely, it
is crucial that they be made to
answer the many questions raised
about their initial investigation -
which was criticised as a betraying a
casual and even indifferent attitude
to the rules of evidence collection
and proper procedure.
It was these criticisms which
forced the police to send the second
team of officers to Exuma to re-
examine the evidence - after wasting
time and resources, and exhausting
the public's patience in the process.
The decision to send a follow-up
team led by an experienced senior
officer is, some would say, a tacit
admission that the first try left a
great deal to be desired.
But if that is the case, what about
the officers who conducted that
inquiry?
Have they been reprimanded or
suspended? Are they up for retrain-


A SECOND police investigation into the death of Preston

Ferguson has come up empty, and his family now face

a potentially long wait before the matter is heard in the

Coroner's Court. But how long will the public have to

wait for an explanation of why the matter had to be

revisited in the first place? And when will we finally

have a police force that is accountable for its

methods and actions? INSIGHT reports...


JUSTICE DELAYED - A second police investigation into the death of Preston Ferguson has come up empty, and his family
(shown) now face a potentially long wait before the matter is heard in the Coroner's Court...


ing? Or have they simply been
allowed to go about their business
without a word of censure?
Even supposing the police believe
their first investigation to have been
flawless, and merely launched a sec-
ond to diffuse public outrage over
perceived shortcomings, they have


a responsibility to clarify the matter
for the record.
The Preston Ferguson saga has
unfolded at a time of unparalleled
crime, violence and fear. The police
have said they cannot win the fight
alone, and desperately need the co-
operation of the public. A less


opportune moment for widespread
loss of faith in law enforcement
could not be imagined.
This, unfortunately, is exactly what
is happening and the police force
must take a long look in the mirror if
it is to have any hope of reversing
this trend.


It is not merely with regard to
high-profile cases like Preston's that
a wholesale re-evaluation must take
place, but also in officers' every day
interaction with the public.
For example, I was told last week
that it has become routine for offi-
cers to deny suspects their right to
legal counsel while in custody.
A lawyer, after the third attempt
to see his client at the Central Police
Station in East Street told me, "That
is always the case when I try to see
clients at Central. It is always a strug-
gle. Sometimes you never get to see
the client before he's charged."
The desk officers reportedly give
all manner of excuses - claiming the
station is too busy, or that the rele-
vant officer is not available but will
be back later. The fact of the matter
is that officers do not have the
authority to deny a suspect the right
to counsel even for a moment, under
any circumstances.
Chapter III of the constitution
reads: "Any person who is arrested
or detained ... shall be permitted, at
his own expense, to retain and
instruct without delay a legal repre-
sentative of his own choice and to
hold private communication with
him."
But there seems to have devel-
oped among certain officers a pre-
sumption that because they are
agents of the law, the manner of its
application is at their discretion.
Despite the best efforts of senior
officers to convince us that "The
police are your friends," many of
the rank-and-file also seem to be
quite unconcerned with inspiring
confidence in members of the public.
The suspect detained at the Cen-
tral Police Station last week was
released without charge after video
footage made it quite clear that he
was not the person police were after.
But this was only determined 36
hours after his detention. Had he
been questioned immediately or

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soon after his arrest, this man
would have been spared a
great deal of stress and trou-
ble. Instead, he was put "on
ice" for a night and a day by
officers who should already
have had in their possession
the evidence to prove him
innocent.
It is easy to see how this
cavalier attitude - like the
condescension implicit in the
silence over the first Preston
Ferguson investigation -
breeds resentment. But
instead of rectifying the situa-
tion, the reaction is all too
often to blame the messenger.
It is said that by virtue of
articles such as this, many offi-
cers have come to believe The
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police. Nothing could be fur-
ther from the truth. We regard
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force as the first and, there-
fore, most important line of
defence against the tide of
criminality and anti-social
behaviour threatening to
envelop this country. We sup-
port the efforts of every offi-
cer who performs his job with
bravery and integrity, and
appreciate how frustrating and
thankless a burden it can often
seem.

Blame

Nor do we lay the blame for
deteriorating relations exclu-
sively at the feet of the police;
there are many reasons for the
spirit of antagonism between
figures of authority and some


sections of society - broken
homes, a lack of role models,
a culture of deviance.
However, we also agree
that policing cannot be effec-
tive without the co-operation
of the public. Officers need
informers, witnesses, citizens
willing to partner with them
in crime prevention initiatives.
It is time for the police to
realise that the situation will
not improve until they are
willing to publicly accept that
the manner in which some
officers conduct themselves is
a major contributing factor.
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tion of what happened with
the first Preston Ferguson
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