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double shooting


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
UNACCOMPANIED
youths are to be barred from
all areas of Atlantis, resort
chiefs said yesterday.
Announcing a clampdown
in the wake of Saturday's
double shooting, bosses at the
resort also condemned irre-
sponsible parents for using
Atlantis as a "teen sitting ser-
vice".
With the hotel already
beefing up its general security
levels in the last year, execu-
tives said they will now also
"re-strategise on where our
(security) resources are
placed" as they continue to
look for ways to ensure the
safety of their guests and oth-
er visitors.
Speaking with the media
yesterday, Chief Executive
Officer George Markantonis
suggested that the gun attack
on two security officers came


in part as a consequence of
the hoards of unsupervised
teenagers who hang out at the
resort every weekend.
He went on to admonish
parents, saying there is "no
excuse" for them to dump
their children on the resort
"to police".
Mr Markantonis warned
that Atlantis soon intends to
block weekend entry to the
property by any teenagers and
younger children who are not
joined by their parents or
another responsible adult.
Two security officers, one
a police reservist, were
gunned down at point blank
range in the rear part of the
Marina Village shortly before
10pm on Saturday. Reports
reaching The Tribune from
police were that two
teenagers carried out the
attack because they had been
previously moved on for
harassing young girls.
SEE page 11


Man posing as student

robs COB classroom


other similar attacks at the
campus - especially at the
college's T-block parking
lot.
A female student told
The Tribune yesterday
there have been "sprees
of robberies all semester
long".
She said: "Two weeks
ago someone was held up
in a classroom at gunpoint
and a getaway car was
waiting.
"We had a lecturer who
was robbed at the Michael
Eldon building and when
SEE page eight

Proposed Coroner's
Bill would see
inquests into all
deaths in custody
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
SIGNIFICANT proposed
changes the Act governing
the Coroner's Court call for
automatic inquests into the
deaths of all people who die
in police custody or "attempt-
ing to escape" apprehension
by police.
Meanwhile, it adds a power
for the Coroner to compel
another authority to further
investigate a death if he/she
believes it would be in the
public interest.
Under the new proposed
Coroner's Bill, which would
replace the previous Act,
passed in 1909, there is a new
list of circumstances in which
a Coroner is obligated or
allowed to inquire into a per-
son's death.
Requiring that the Coroner
"must" inquire into any
"death in custody", the pro-
posed Bill says this means that
of anyone "being detained in
any place within The
Bahamas under any law" who
was "in the process of being
apprehended or was being
held" by official authorities,
who was "evading apprehen-
sion" or who "was escaping
or attempting to escape from
SEE page eight


Atlantis to offer 200 new
jobs before end of year


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
ATLANTIS is set to offer
200 new jobs to Bahamians
before the end of the year,
executives revealed yesterday.
Describing the move as
"the bit of positive news for
the new year" from the resort,
Chief Executive Officer
George Markantonis said 140


locals will be needed to staff
the newly-refurbished Sea-
grapes buffet and restaurant,
and between 40 and 70 staff
will be taken on to run the
resort's second Atlantis Kids'
Club, located in the Royal
Towers. Hiring is already
under way.
The resort closed the Sea-
grapes restaurant two years
SEE page 11


By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
RUMOURS that Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham is trying to stifle a
reported leadership challenge by Nation-
al Security Minister Tommy Turnquest
are complete fabrications, a Cabinet min-
ister confirmed.
A note posted on the social networking
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A CLASSROOM filled
with students at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas has
been robbed at gunpoint
by a man posing as a stu-
dent.
According to reports
from students on the cam-
pus, someone entered the
classroom and produced
a firearm, demanding
money, cell-phones and
other valuables from stu-
dents.
With the police failing
to warn the public of the
incident, which happened
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MAGISTRATE'S COURT: ARRAIGNMENT OF ELTORIO FERGUSON, JOHN TELLUS




Man charged with four arson murders


*Second defendant accused of conspiring to commit murders, arson


By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net
A MAN charged with mur-
dering four people, including
a toddler, during an arson
attack in September was
arraigned in a Magistrate's
Court yesterday afternoon.
A second man accused of
conspiring to commit the mur-
ders and arson was also
arraigned.
The relatives of the four vic-
tims, many of whom donned
T-shirts bearing the photos of
the deceased, waited anx-
iously on Bank Lane for sev-
eral hours yesterday antici-
pating the arraignments.
Shortly after 1pm yesterday,
police escorted 28-year-old
Eltorio Ferguson, to Court
One, Bank Lane to face con-
spiracy charges.
Ferguson is accused of con-
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well as conspiring to commit


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the murders of Theresa
Brown, 50, her daughter
Kayshala Bodie, 18; grand-
daughter Telair Johnson, one;
and neighbor Savanna Stuart,
18. They all died of smoke
inhalation when the family
home in Wilson Tract caught
fire shortly after 7am on
Thursday September 17.
Ferguson's arraignment had
to be adjourned for nearly
two hours however as police
went to retrieve his co-
accused from Her Majesty's
Prison.

Police
Shortly before 3pm, police
brought Ferguson's co-
accused John Tellus, 29, of
Charles Vincent Street to
court.
Tellus is accused of the mur-
ders of the four people as well
as conspiring to commit arson
between September 1 and 17.
Tellus and Ferguson were not
represented by an attorney
during their arraignment in a
courtroom packed with rela-
tives of the deceased. Several
of them broke into tears as
the charges were read to the
accused.


Ferguson and Tellus were
not required to enter a plea to
the charges during their
arraignment before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez.


They were remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison. The case has
been adjourned to November
9 at 10 am and transferred to
Court 11 Nassau Street.


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GRAND Bahama business-
man and owner of GBI
Recording Studios Frank Penn
has died at age 68.
The veteran performer and
music and television produc-
er was known as a strong
advocate for improving social
issues who touched the lives
of many people in Grand
Bahama.
Two decades ago, after a
long career in music, Mr Penn
decided to change his life and
use his talent in what he felt
was a more positive and con-
structive way. He began pro-
ducing educational documen-
taries on topics of national
importance, in an effort to
make a difference in the lives
of young Bahamians.
He is described by friends
as a devout Christian whose
faith reinforced his knack for
the arts and inspired the caus-
es supported in his projects.
Frank Penn started out in
the music scene as a per-
former. He then began pro-
ducing secular albums and
songs for artists including his
late daughter, singer Kristin
Penn-Davis, who died tragi-
cally in a car accident 10 years
ago. In 1995, he opened the
Simpson C Talent Theatre,
which was named after his


father, at GBI Recording on
Queens Highway.
His latest media project was
a short film which encouraged
teens to wait until marriage to
have sex. Students of CC
Sweeting were treated to a
special premiere screening of
the film in February.
One of his close friends,
Brian Roxbury, described Mr
Penn was a man who always
worked to bring about the
"greater good" in the
Bahamas.
"He was a very caring indi-
vidual and he always wanted


to make a positive change in
society, both religiously and
socially. He also instilled pos-
itive changes in young people
through his theatre, where he
featured plays such as God's
Trombones, Tribute to Mama
and WYDPJ-IPPUA, which
was geared towards young
people and abstinence.
"I knew Mr Penn for about
20 years and he was always
involved in something positive,
always something religious and
geared towards the kids. He
will definitely be missed," said
Mr Roxbury.


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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 3


0 In brief COURT OF APPEAL: Extradition to US cases 1


Couple


accused of
ammunition

possession
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - A couple
was charged with ammunition
possession in Magistrate's
Court last week Friday.
Troy Johnson, 37, and
Alarice Johnson, 40, of
Aberdeen Drive appeared in
Court Two before Magistrate
Andrew Forbes. They were
represented by Attorney K
Brian Hanna.
Troy Johnson pleaded
guilty to the charge, and was
cautioned and released.
Alarice Johnson pleaded
not guilty and the prosecution
offered no further evidence
against her, so she was dis-
charged.
The police are urging per-
sons in Grand Bahama to
report any discovery of
firearms, dangerous drugs or
ammunition by calling 911,
352-3107/8 or 352-9774/5.

Customers urged
to take advantage
of BEC lights deal
THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation is asking cus-
tomers whose electricity sup-
ply has been disconnected to
come in and take advantage
of a deal to have their lights
switched back on.
BEC said in a statement
that it appreciates "the pre-
sent economic climate and the
ongoing challenges faced by
some of its customers in pay-
ing their electricity bills in a
timely manner.
In this regard BEC has
modified its collections pro-
gramme to assist residential
customers."
The corporation said the
new arrangement requires
that customers pay their latest
bill and enter into an agree-
ment to repay the remaining
balance over the next three
years. New billings must also
be kept current.
"We would like to remind
all customers to continue to
implement energy efficient
practices in their homes, as
conservation is key.
Please visit www.my-
bec.com for proven conserva-
tion tips and hours of opera-
tion including our Saturday
Mall at Marathon hours," the
statement said.

Online poll backs
juror investigation
following mistrial
TRIBUNE readers who
took our latest online poll
overwhelmingly supported
the view that following the
declaration of a mistrial in
the John Travolta extor-
tion case, an investigation
should be launched to rule
out juror misconduct.
On Thursday last week,
Senior Justice Anita Allen
discharged MP Picewell
Forbes after he apologised
for incorrectly announcing
during the PLP national
convention that his politi-
cal colleague Pleasant
Bridgewater, one of two
persons charged in connec-
tion with the case, had
been acquitted.
The jury was still delib-
erating at this point.
Of the 239 readers who
voted on tribune242.com,
195 said they would sup-
port such an investigation,
while 44 said they would
oppose it.

Poppies on sale at
Nassau locations
MEMBERS of the Roy-
al Society of St George are
now selling poppies at vari-
ous locations in Nassau.
The flowers symbolise
"forgotten" soldiers who
died during World War II
and the proceeds go to
their families.
They are also worn in
this country to honour the
14 Bahamians who served
in the war.
Poppies grew in the


fields of France where bat-
tles were fought and sol-
diers died. The poppy is
red and this is seen as
being representative of the
blood shed by the soldiers.


Listening Devices Act subject



of constitutional arguments


Prosecutors rely on evidence gathered from phone taps


ARGUMENTS over the constitution-
ality of the country's Listening Devices
Act were raised in the Court of Appeal
yesterday as several men wanted for
extradition to the United States appeared
in the appellate court.
Alleged drug lord Melvin Maycock Sr,
Melvin Maycock Jr Lyden Dean and
Bryan Deal, Tory Lockhart, Laron Lock-
hart, Wilfred Ferguson, Carl Culmer,
Derick Rigby, Trevor Roberts Devroy
Moss, Sheldon Moore, Shanto Curry and
Gordon Newbold are all wanted for
extradition to the United States.
The evidence however on which US
prosecutors are relying in support of
requests for their extradition was gath-
ered through phone taps.
Attorney Maurice Glinton, who first
filed the challenge in 2006, submitted to
the appellate court yesterday that the
Listening Devices Act authorizes the use


of a power to invade the privacy of an
individual.
The extent of that power he said
should properly be vested in the courts
themselves so that if it is to be executed
by any person who is not a judge it can
only be under the judge's supervision.
The act gives the commissioner of
police the power to authorize the conduct
of wiretaps where there is a reasonable
suspicion that an offense will be com-
mitted.

Criteria
Mr Glinton and attorney Damian
Gomez noted however that the law does
not meet constitutional requirements and
questioned the criteria that determine
when the commissioner has exceeded his
power. Mr Glinton and Mr Gomez rep-
resent the Deals and Maycock Sr.


Assistant Director of Public Prosecu-
tions Franklyn Williams argued however
that the act was not unconstitutional and
contained sufficient safeguards to bring it
within the provisions of the constitution.
He also submitted that any act under the
legislation which the commissioner does
is a necessary part of his investigative
authority which he has by virtue of the
Police Act.
The hearing resumes today. Mr Glin-
ton and attorney Paul Moss represent
Trevor Roberts and Devroy Moss.
Moore is represented by Henry Bost-
wick QC and Murrio Ducille. Mr Ducille
and Jerome Roberts represent Gordon
Newbold.
Mr Roberts also represents Shanto
Curry. Attorney Wayne Munroe repre-
sents Melvin Maycock Jr, Tory Lock-
hart, Laron Lockhart and Wilfred Fer-
guson.


A CORONER'S Court
inquest into the death of
Asa Bethel, who was
found hanged in a bath-
room in Her Majesty's
Prison last year, began yes-
terday.
According to Court
Marshall Inspector Cephas
Rolle, three prison guards
on duty at the time of
Bethel's death, the arrest-
ing officer and Bethel's
brother testified.
The inquest continues
today at the Coroner's
Court in Victoria Gardens
at 10am. Bethel's body
was found a week after he
was arrested and charged
with the murder of his
wife, Bloneva.


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THE Montagu Foreshore
Steering Committee is confi-
dent of its ability to bring
timely resolution to the
debate concerning the use and
preservation of Montagu
Foreshore.
Chaired by tourism activist
and public relations executive
Diane Phillips, the commit-
tee presented its preliminary
report to more than 120 per-
sons at a standing-room only
meeting last week, the atten-
dees all expressing concern
about traffic congestion.
Mrs Phillips said that while
traffic was the main focus,
attendees were also worried
about the plight of the ven-
dors and the lack of facilities -
conditions she expressed as
"absolutely deplorable".
"The lack of facilities has
become an increasingly criti-
cal issue," said Mrs Phillips.
"It was never designated as
a market site, but the fact of
the matter is that Montagu
Foreshore, whether the ramp
is busy with seafood vendors
or not, is a very popular gath-
ering spot for people and
there should be public
restrooms there."
The committee was
appointed by Minister of
State for Labour and Social
Development and Montagu
MP Loretta Butler-Turner on
July 25 after a three-year lull
since a report had been pub-
lished on the matter by a
House Select Committee in
2006.

Study
The committee divided its
initial study into three areas of
interest: traffic, commerce
and risk factors and after a
week-long exercise including
site surveys and interviews,
presented along with its find-
ings, three options for further
exploration.
* A: To maintain Montagu
Foreshore solely as a pristine
recreation area with restored
beach, green space and prop-
er facilities
* B: To allow the com-
merce that is presently there
to remain with provisions for
re-locating within the Fore-
shore with better organisa-
tion, planning and layout
* C: To recommend a
viable alternative for locating
those who participate in the
commercial ventures that now
take place along Montagu
Ramp
During the meeting the
committee distributed surveys
which they expect will pro-
vide them with an idea of the
public's views and concerns.
The submission deadline is
tomorrow, and so far the
feedback has been tremen-
dous.
One submission was four
pages long, including com-
mentary and detailed draw-
ings for suggested improve-
ments to the site.
"There are probably three
or four possible solutions, any
one of which would be an
improvement over the current
conditions," said Mrs Phillips,
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our one chance to get it
right."
Ms Phillips stressed that at
minimum, the traffic conges-
tion will be eased because the
ramp is going to be blocked
off from the road - a popular
decision with attendees.
"No matter what happens,
the access for trailers directly
to Bay Street must be


redesigned," she said. The
committee thinks it will be
ready to present its second
report on November 16.
Interested persons are
encouraged to contact Diane
Phillips at diane@dpa-
media.com or 394-0677 or the
Montagu constituency office
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Obama tells Karzai: Time for change


WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Barack Obama greeted Hamid Karzai's elec-
tion victory with as much admonishment as
praise on Monday, pointedly advising Amer-
ica's partner in war he must make more seri-
ous efforts to end corruption in
Afghanistan's government and prepare his
nation to ultimately defend itself.
"I emphasized that this has to be a point in
time in which we begin to write a new chap-
ter," Obama said in describing his phone
call to the Afghan president. When Karzai
offered back assurances, Obama said he told
him that "the proof is not going to be in
words. It's going to be in deeds."
Obama's message of stern solidarity came
as he considers sending tens of thousands
more U.S. troops into the war zone in Karza-
i's country.
Karzai won a second term Monday when
competitor Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of
the Nov. 7 runoff, suggesting it would be
doomed by fraud just as the first voting in
August was. The handling of the first elec-
tion cost Karzai in international credibility.
Yet the White House put its weight
behind the legitimacy of the final outcome
after helping to broker a runoff that never
happened.
Obama called the process "messy" but
said Karzai won in accordance with Afghan
law. The White House repeatedly said
Abdullah had pulled out for his own politi-
cal and personal reasons.
The collapse of the planned run-off
increases pressure on the Obama adminis-
tration to quickly end its lengthy delibera-
tions about whether to commit more U.S.
forces to a worsening war.
Obama may announce his revamped war
strategy, including a decision on sending
more troops, early next week before a
planned overseas trip.
White House press secretary Robert
Gibbs acknowledged that Karzai's win by
default is a factor in the coming decision
about troops but did not say the timetable
for an announcement has changed.
The administration continues to say it will
happen in the "coming weeks."
In recounting his call to Karzai, Obama
spent most of his time saying what he expects
from his fellow president: more diligent
efforts to end corruption, cooperation in
accelerating the training of Afghan security


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forces, tangible benefits in the lives of the
Afghan people.
Those aren't just Obama's standards. He
is under pressure to show Congress and the
public that the U.S. is dealing with a trust-
worthy partner, particularly if it is going to
send more troops there.
Many Americans have grown weary of
the war and are questioning its worth.
About 68,000 U.S. troops are already in
Afghanistan, where October was the dead-
liest month for U.S. forces.
Several thousands NATO troops from
various countries are also committed to a
war that has stretched into its ninth year
and is focused on combatting insurgents and
dismantling al-Qaida terrorists.
Obama said Karzai needs to "take advan-
tage of the international community's inter-
est in his country."
Indeed, the White House made clear that
the election gave Karzai legal legitimacy but
not necessarily any new boost of credibility.
"Nobody has ever made the accusation
that credibility was going to be had simply
out of one election," Gibbs said.
Relieved U.S. officials said the outcome
accomplished two main objectives that have
been part of weeks of strategy discussion in
Washington: The results yielded finality to a
messy process and came only after Karzai
acknowledged the illegitimacy of the original
balloting.
Knowledge that Karzai would continue
at the helm of the Afghan government
changed little in the administration's calcu-
lus, at least in terms of pushing for reform
and anti-corruption and counter-narcotics
efforts, said officials who have been involved
in strategy discussions. The U.S. govern-
ment feels the outcome gives it continued
leverage to push for reform in Karzai's polit-
ical house, the officials said.
They spoke on condition of anonymity
because Obama has not announced his deci-
sion on strategy and troops.
Karzai has led Afghanistan since U.S.
forces invaded to oust the Taliban in 2001.
He won election in 2004, and his latest vic-
tory will give him another five-year man-
date.
(This article is by Ben Feller of the
Associated Press)


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EDITOR, The Tribune.

Friends of the Environ-
ment (FRIENDS) would
like to thank everyone who
made the time to attend
BEC's public meeting on tives ar
September 10th, as well as We e
those who wrote letters, ernmen
made calls and provided tinue to
information, the pub
FRIENDS would also like faith an
to extend a special thank you mation
to the Rt. Hon. Prime Min- the publ
ister Ingraham and the Min- es will b
sisters for taking the time to In ac
hear Abaco's concerns, would li
It was an impressive turn ing forw
out and demonstrates Aba- other ii
co's concern for our future mention
and willingness to listen, including
learn and comment. * Star
As an education-based ing pro
group, FRIENDS believes it business
is our mandate to provide energy
information to the public, excess
FRIENDS requested this grid.
public meeting with BEC be * Esta
held in 2008.
We certainly wish that
more public consultation had
been done from the onset.
As an organisation we do
have concerns regarding the
choice of fuel as well as the an
location of this power plant,
and the attendance at the EDIT
public meeting shows that
many members of the public Plea
do also. bour c
FRIENDS realises that As
Abaco does need power and works
the Government is moving matior
ahead with this project. and c
It is our intention to con- the drc
tinue to educate the public ronme
about the dangers associated
with Bunker C fuel. Fror
It is true that many of beach
these dangers can be present
reduced with proper plan- mover
ning, training, maintenance provide
and responsible monitoring, tow.
FRIENDS hopes to be able
to work with BEC, the AD
Bahamas Government and Nas:
people of Abaco to make Oct
sure that all of these initia-


best


,baco


e taking place.
encourage the Gov-
t and BEC to con-
move forward from
lic meeting in good
d provide the infor-
necessary to assure
lic that their promis-
he kept.
addition FRIENDS
ike to assist in mov-
ard with some of the
initiatives that were
ned at the meeting
Lg:
ting a reverse meter-
cess, so homes and
;s with alternative
sources can sell
energy back to the

iblishing larger scale


alternative energy in Aba-
co.
* Providing education
about ways homes and busi-
nesses can use less energy.
* Establishing contact
between experts in the field
of alternative energy and the
appropriate governmental
officials so their knowledge
can be used to benefit The
Bahamas.
These matters are never
simple and clear cut and
there are no easy answers,
but we all want what is best
for the future of Abaco and
FRIENDS looks forward to
working with all interested
parties towards that common
goal.

KRISTEN WILLIAMS
Friends of the
Environment,
Abaco,
September, 2009.


Suggestions to move straw market are a good idea


EDITOR, The Tribune.
After having read the let-
ter written to your newspa-
per, regarding the straw mar-
ket and its effects on future
downtown dynamics, and
then the straw markets
response to the letter, it seems
that from the contents of the


straw markets response that
they completely missed the
point of the argument to relo-
cate them.
There was no black crab
intention that I could surmise,
only a forward looking plan
for a better downtown expe-
rience for tourists and locals
- both merchants and shop-


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* Applicant must be willing to live on a
small island and must be single.
* Room and board will be included.


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pers. Moving the straw mar-
ket to one of the suggested
locations does seem like a
good idea and of greater ben-
efit to everyone involved.

M.R. SANDS,
Nassau,
October 25, 2009.








Dear Editor,

For those who are
unaware of the signifi-
cance of the poppy, per-
haps the following
information will help:
Poppies grew in the
fields of France where
battles were fought and
soldiers died. The pop-
py is red and this is seen
as being representative
of the blood shed by the
soldiers. We wear pop-
pies today to remember
the fallen and to honour
and support our 14
Bahamian veterans who
served in the various
forces during World
War II to keep our
Bahamas free.
Some members of
the Royal Society of St.
George are now selling
poppies at various loca-
tions in Nassau. We ask
you to give generously
as the funds raised will
support these brave,
yet forgotten men and
their families.
Judy Ansell-Grindrod
President RSSG,
Nassau,
October 30, 2009.


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OR, The Tribune.

se allow me to express my view of the ongoing har-
Iredging and container port.
a person intimately familiar with these type of
and after scrutinizing the documents and infor-
n proffered by the pc is ', expressing the pros
ons of the project, I am prepared to wager that
edging will not have a negative effect on the envi-
ent nor will it negatively impact Saunders Beach.
m all indications the tidal current will enhance the
and create a larger sand dune, compared to the
it and unlike the previous dredging, the constant
ment of vessels at that end of Arawak Cay should
Ie a constant movement of the silt with the under-


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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 5


Immigration

officers take

part in week

of 'crucial'

training
By TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
SEVERAL Immigration
officers are taking part in a
week of "crucial" training
which will help them detect
fraudulent travel documents
and curb illegal human traf-
ficking.
Yesterday marked the
start of the second install-
ment of the week-long train-
ing seminar, which is spon-
sored by the International
Organisation for Migration
(IOM).
Director of Immigration
Jack Thompson heralded the
training session as a neces-
sary step that will assist the
department in staying ahead
of those attempting to enter
the country illegally.
"The world has changed
and it is important that we
equip, retool, harness our
skills and prepare ourselves
for what is happening in the
world," said Mr Thompson.
"If we're going to tackle it
we have to stay two steps
ahead... We cannot be lag-
ging behind and so in that
regard training is very, very
critical".
Minister of State for Immi-
gration Branville McCartney
expressed his support for
members of the public ser-
vice taking the time to
upgrade their skills through
continued education and
training courses.
He added that in the after-
math of the devastating Sep-
tember 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks in the United States,
it is important for local immi-
gration officials to be on the
lookout for possible terror-
ists.
"The events of September
11 in particular have changed
the world forever and in
addition to having to guard
against illegal persons, traf-
ficking in persons, human
smuggling, persons seeking
to smuggle illegal contraband
and substances, we must be
on the lookout for terror-
ists," the minister said.
He also commended immi-
gration officers, whom he
hailed as the gatekeepers of
the nation, for their efforts
to keep the country's borders
safe.
Richard Scott, IOM's
regional representative for
North America and the
Caribbean, said the agency
is focused on helping mem-
ber states manage migration
issues. He noted that about
200 million people - about
three per cent of the world's
population - are considered
international migrants.
The week-long training
seminar will cover how to
spot passport fraud, tamper
proof documents, scanning
documents and bar-code
reading.


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Illegal immigrants: economic *OOD DISIB A


climate forced us to leave Haiti "


By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
A GROUP of 28 illegal Hait-
ian immigrants, including a two-
year-old boy, were apprehend-
ed after their wooden sloop
landed in Devil's Bight, Cat
Island.
The group - 18 men, seven
women and three youngsters
- told Immigration officials
that harsh economic conditions
forced them to make the
treacherous three day journey
from Latortue, Haiti to the
Bahamas.
A few of the immigrants
admitted that they paid up to
$2,500 in Haitian currency for
the trip while others claimed
that they sailed for free, said
Deputy Director of Immigra-
tion Ricardo Clarke.
While the two-year-old child
was travelling with his uncle,
the two other youths - a 10-
year-old and a 17-year-old -
made the dangerous trip alone,
Mr Clarke added.
"In speaking with the Haitian
nationals, they all stated that
they left for economic reasons.
There are no jobs in Haiti and
things are very hard. Some of
them also said that they have
family members living in the
Bahamas," said Mr Clarke at a
press conference at the depart-
ment's headquarters yesterday.
On Saturday around 9pm,
concerned citizens on Cat
Island reported that a group of
Haitians had landed at Devil's
Bight in a small, wooden sloop.
Police and Customs officers sta-
tioned on the island were noti-
fied. They rounded up the 28
immigrants believed to on
board the vessel.
On Sunday, 23 of the immi-


grants were flown to Nassau
while the remaining five were
expected in the capital yester-
day.
According to Immigration
Director Jack Thompson, all of
the immigrants are expected to
be processed by today and
should be repatriated to Haiti
by the end of this week.
The promise of a better life
and employment opportunities
is the driving force for the esti-
mated 200 million migrants
across the globe, said Richard
Scott, the International Organ-
isation for Migration's regional
representative for North Amer-
ica and the Caribbean.
"A number of things are also
driving it - difficult conditions
in some countries, better oppor-
tunities in others - all of which
have existed for some time but
now with the increased ease in
being able to move around the
world, we recognize an increase
in migration," he said.


DINOSAURS 'DISCOVERED .

IN THE BAHAMAS'
By JOHN ISSA

CONVENTIONAL wisdom tells us
that dinosaurs are extinct and only live
in books and movies. Their impressive
skeletons are featured exhibits at proud
natural history museums. Computer
animation brings them to life in the most vivid and realistic
ways. Every find of new skeletal remains makes the news.
The breaking news is that dinosaurs are alive and well in The
Bahamas. Unfortunately the species we have found will have no
value as a tourist attraction. In fact not only are they not bring-
ing us any economic benefit but they are species that do harm
to the environment; the economic environment that is.
We have found four species of these dinosaurs in our great lit-
tle commonwealth. Fortunately one specie will soon be made
extinct by Government policy and Tim Donaldson's committee.
This dinosaur is Batelco. Soon to be sold, it will no longer be
able to feast on monopoly inflated prices making doing business
in The Bahamas much more expensive than it ought to be.
The second specie found foraging on the people's resources
is BEC. This monopolistic monster needs to be broken up and
sold and the generation, distribution and sale of electricity
needs to be freed up and opened to competition as it is in pro-
gressive economies.
The third specie of dinosaur that thrives here is exchange con-
trols. Although extinct in virtually all economies it has found a
way to continue to survive locally. This has resulted in very
many Bahamians hiding their foreign exchange holdings over-
seas to prevent this monster feeding on them.
The fourth specie is the business licensing system. This equal-
ly greedy beast has fed on the ambitions and dreams of entre-
preneurial Bahamians from the days before independence to
this very day.
Let us slay these beasts and consign their skeletons to the
museums and history books.


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* SINCE JULY, 1 - the start of the fiscal year -
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$1.5 million repatriation budget or $586,359.99, said Direc-
tor Jack Thompson.
* THE DEPARTMENT spent $61,164 on repatriation
in July; $288,351.99 in August; $179,964 in September;
and $56,880 in October, he said.
* UP TO OCTOBER, the Department of Immigration
repatriated 4,862 persons.
* AT LAST COUNT, there were 193 immigrants being
held at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre: 157
Haitians; seven Cubans; 15 Jamaicans; one Ghanaian;
three Chinese; five Turks; three Nicaraguans; one Czech
Republican; and one person of unknown nationality.
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THE TRIBUNE


The FNM and PLP conventions


By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com


THIS week's FNM con-
vention is expected to feature
lots of finger-jabbing, ruffian-
like browbeating and the
throwing of verbal bricks all,
at this juncture, aimed at the
PLP.
Hopefully, instead of a
demonstration of the stark
political myopia shown at the
PLP's convention nearly two
weeks ago, the FNM espous-
es a new and innovative
approach to governance/econ-
omy that would deepen the
populace's trust in the pre-
sent administration.
The sheer goofiness of the
PLP convention leads me
only to wonder about the
FNM's impending caucus and
what merits it will bear.
In hindsight, the PLP's con-
vention appeared to be an
exclusive affair, geared
towards PLPs rather than
serving as a conscientious
platform to address the entire
electorate. Indeed, the blame
game was played throughout
the convention and little to
no innovative policy was pro-
moted. Frankly, the atmos-
phere at the PLP convention
appeared to be a tired old
attempt at furthering the con-
cept of a personality cult.
Although former PM Perry
Christie was re-elected as the
party's leader, it appears he
crushed all indications of a
political insurrection with the
overwhelming votes of deck
stacked with stalwart coun-
cilors/delegates who were
blindly loyal. Truthfully, Mr
Christie's margin of victory
appears to be out-of-step with


the feelings of the average
Bahamian on his leadership.
Both political parties are top
heavy with stalwart councilors
that, according to medical
doctor and legal scholar Dr
Dexter Johnson, exhibit "loy-
alty (that) is blind, with no
regard for issue-oriented type
discussions."
"The fact that the PLP per-
sonality cult type of leader-
ship and political culture
infects parties is the single
most damaging factor in
retarding the movement of
this country towards a more
participatory democratic form
of government," Dr Johnson
said.
While I accept Mr
Christie's convention apolo-
gy, his speech did not proffer
a vision for the next five
years. He spent too much
time recounting what his gov-
ernment did but said little
about empowering Bahami-
ans.
The PLP's delegates/stal-
warts seem to have voted in
lock step and overwhelmingly
like assembly-line drones,
bringing back some of the
party's senior citizens.
The resurrection of Bradley
Roberts from the political
bone orchard and the dump-
ing of a youthful and ethical
female chairman - one of few
women on the party's front-
line - shows the desperation
of that organisation.


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Admittedly, Bradley
Roberts' return will pro-
foundly impact the political
culture, so much so that it is
speculated the top-brass of
the FNM has already
responded to his re-election
by handpicking and approv-
ing Labour Minister Dion
"The Bruiser" Foulkes as the
chairman designate which
will, I am told, be confirmed
on the convention floor.
Furthermore, high-ranking
party sources reveal that
attorney Don Saunders is
likely to be chosen as party
secretary general and Sena-
tor Anthony Musgrove as one
of two deputy chairmen.
Undoubtedly, Bradley
Robert does bring the fear
factor element, giving his par-
ty quite an intimidation boost.
While I congratulate Mr
Christie, Philip Davis and Mr
Roberts on winning their
races for party leadership, I
wonder whether the party's
delegates/stalwarts may have
sabotaged their own electoral
hopes with these choices.
Based upon the convention,
it does appear that the PLP
is out of ideas and are, in the
words of Sam Tenenhaus,
"trapped in postures of frozen
light, clenched in the rigor
mortis of a defunct ideology."
Even after their conven-
tion, the PLP appears to be
at a bloody crossroads.
Although it will take a lot


of work to remedy the imped-
iments left by the former
administration, the FNM will
no doubt use this convention
to prepare for a slugfest as
the PLP chairman is expected
to amplify any shortcomings
and be on them like white-
on-rice because, as a distin-
guished FNM friend put it, he
is their "worst nightmare."
While the FNM was the
party of choice in 2007 for
Bahamians disillusioned by
the PLP's scandalous reign
and lack of vision, the party
has had its shortfalls, particu-
larly as certain members of
the party's frontline are
among the walking wounded
of our political culture and
should not seek a nomination.
The FNM, like the PLP,
has an assemblage of repro-


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bates, headbangers, wasters
and morons in its ranks, some
of whom I can personally
attest to as being hell-bent on
seeking revenge for com-
ments relative to their minis-
terial mismanagement or
political standing in the par-
ty/society.
Frankly, there is one or two
in the current Cabinet who
are hamstrung by stupidity
and unwilling to accept diver-
gent opinions.
These folks, in my opinion,
are the flamerss", hopeless
liabilities and useless baggage
that an astute politician like
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham may have already
thought of relegating to the
political dustbin as they will
undeniably be setbacks in
what is expected to be a hotly
contested general election in
2012.
The FNM still commands
respect as it does not have
such a checkered past as the
PLP. Much credit for the
FNM's scandal-free term thus
far must be bestowed upon
PM Ingraham who, like AD
Hanna, has demonstrated his
honesty and forthrightness.
Mr Ingraham's enforce-
ment of ethical codes, and the
work of the FNM's founders,
has managed to construct and
maintain a party that contin-
ues to be a legitimate and
credible political force. The
PM must, however, reel in
certain ministers who have
once again adopted a full-
blown megalomaniac despo-
tism that was one of the main
reasons for the party's defeat
in 2002.
The public is increasingly
becoming uneasy with this
government and is demand-
ing a Cabinet shuffle during
or after the convention. There
are certain FNM ministers
who are sufferers of wind-
baggery and fictitious disease
syndrome and frankly, some
of their performances in vari-
ous ministries amounts to
nothing more than a substan-
tive negative outcome!
Unquestionably, those
found to be deadbeats in the
present Cabinet must be
selectively separated or, in
layman's terms, "rolled out."
Furthermore, it appears
that the FNM, like the PLP, is
home to a lameduck legion of
political pretenders who
should not offer in 2012.
These MPs and persons
seeking nominations should
just ride off into the sunset,
as they have had their chance
and have done little more
than bloviate during that peri-
od.
Today's crop of FNM back-
benchers also appear to be
nothing more than govern-
ment cheerleaders, all echoing
and supporting everything the


executive branch does rather
than raising questions and tru-
ly representing the interest of
the electors.
Thus far, the FNM has
been feeble and ineffective on
crime and had failed to diver-
sify the economy.
Unemployment remains a
thorn in the government's
side.
However, having reviewed
the manifesto and factored in
a sluggish economy, the FNM
seems to be on the right track
Quite honestly, the party
under Hubert Ingraham's
leadership was the best choice
to lead the country during
these perilous economic times
and the government deserves
credit for its efforts to miti-
gate the effects of a global
economic downturn.
The public at large is
unwilling to suffer the poor
standard of service by public
servants, some of whom are
always seeking a tip for mere-
ly doing their jobs.
Moreover, the government
needs to provide incentives
to boost the role of the pri-
vate sector in generating
employment opportunities
and also divest the state of
loss-making companies
(BEC/Water and Sewage).
The latter would play a role in
reducing a ballooning bud-
getary deficit.
I have also been reliably
informed that, in anticipation
of the next general election,
there are moves afoot to
replace Phenton Neymour
with former senator Darren
Cash who is purportedly
already campaigning in South
Beach.
I am also told that former
ambassador Joshua Sears will
be nominated to run against
Melanie Griffin in Yamacraw.
Even more, my source
alleges that West End and
Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe
is being brought to New Prov-
idence to contest for the St
Cecilia constituency and that
the FNM's David Wallace is
being courted by the PLP to
replace Wilchcombe as the
PLP's candidate for West End
and Bimini.
These things have yet to
unfold.
Since it is likely that no one
will challenge PM Ingraham
and DPM Brent Symonette
for the top posts, I remain
curious as to who among the
current FNMs on the front-
line has the ability to revivify
the masses once Mr Ingraham
departs the political scene.
During this convention,
rather than falling into the
ditch of petty politics, the
FNM must deal with the
issues that take into account
the greater interest of the
country and the welfare of the
people.


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Bahamian artisans


encouraged to create


high
IT IS essential that Bahami-
ans offer only the best quality
crafts for sale so that cus-
tomers believe they have
received good value for dol-
lars spent during these hard
economic times, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham said.
At the opening of the
Bahamas Agricultural &
Industrial Corporation
(BAIC) 12th Annual
BahamArts Festival he
explained that satisfied clients
tend to become repeat buy-
ers.
"More importantly, they
become excellent word-of-
mouth references for other
potential buyers."
Prime Minister Ingraham
said, "The improved produc-
tion of Bahamian arts, crafts,
clothing, accessories, jewellery


quality goods


and packaged and processed
food increase local value
added to our tourism product
and significantly improves our
tourism product making it
uniquely Bahamian."
The development of
increased quantities and
improved quality of Bahami-
an products will also benefit
the country during these hard
economic times, he explained.
"Buying locally made arte-
facts contributes to employ-
ment and keeps a greater por-
tion of income circulating in
The Bahamas economy there-
by increasing the standard of
living in The Bahamas."
The Government will con-
tinue action in support of
independent entrepreneurs
and small business develop-
ment, as it believes that


domestic investment plays an
important role in stimulating
the economy, Prime Minister
Ingraham said.
Further, as the Govern-
ment seeks to develop means
and opportunities for more
people to prepare themselves
for gainful employment in
tough economic times, he said
BAIC has expanded its train-
ing programmes in craft pro-
duction.
"The craft training offered
through BAIC - in straw,
shell, sisal and coconut shell
craft, batik and tie-dye and
wood turning will without a
doubt assist participants to
improve their skills and to
raise the quality of the prod-
ucts which they offer for sale
to both Bahamians and visi-
tors to our country."


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GOVERNOR GENERAL Arthur D Hanna (left) and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham (right) pose next to just
some of high-quality straw work at the Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) 12th
Annual BahamArts Festival ceremony on Friday. Also pictured is Executive Chairman, BAIC, Edison Key.


Prime Minister Ingraham
noted that already an
improved quality of produc-
tion is evident by the quality
and standard of Bahamian
made products displayed at
the festival and shops.


"Indeed, he said, "the suc-
cess being experienced by
some producers of high-end
straw handbags and other
products prove that discerning
clients will pay top dollar for
quality Bahamian craft."


New US Ambassador pays

minister courtesy call
THE new United States resident ambassador Nicole Avant
paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources Larry Cartwright on Monday. Ms Avant is the 13th
US ambassador to The Bahamas. She formally presented her
credentials to the Governor General of The Bahama Arthur
Hanna at Government House, October 22.
Ms Avant said that during her tenure as ambassador, she will
work closely with the Government of the Bahamas to "protect
our borders through programmes designed to combat the trans-
shipment of illicit drugs and the smuggling of illegal migrants
and weapons."
She also pledged to "enhance our joint efforts against ter-
rorism, build prosperity and economic security for our peoples,
and defend and promote human rights and democratic ideals."
PICTURED ARE Permanent Secretary Cresswell Sturrup, Ambas-
sador Avant, Minister Cartwright, Director of the Department of Co-
operaties Nathanial Adderley, and Deputy Director of the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources Edison Deleveaux.


Prime Minister Ingraham
praised instructors of BAIC's
craft training program for
"unconsciously contributing
to the enhancement of our
culture and the strength of
our economy".


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is familiar with the
portal and begins to
use it to its full
potential, it will
become an integral
part of the student
experience here at
RTVI'


Kirsti Sears =
THE Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute is offering greater con-
venience to its students with the launch
of the institute's student portal - "MY
BTVI."
Students now have access to a host of
academic and administrative informa-
tion day or night with just a few key-
strokes.
The portal allows students to check
grades, complete registration forms,


and view class schedules as well as the
schedule for the upcoming semester.
Kirsti Sears, data administrator at
BTVI, said the new system takes infor-
mation distribution "to the next lev-
el".
"This is just a better way to serve
our students," she said. "It provides a
one-stop solution to do so many things.
We feel certain that once everyone is
familiar with the portal and begins to


use it to its full potential, it will become
an integral part of the student experi-
ence here at BTVI."
Ms Sears stressed the practice of col-
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including final grades, from the Regis-
trar Office will be phased out.
She said students must visit the "MY
BTVI" portal and create a personal
account before they can access any
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'Snowball'

honoured


by family,

friends


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
THE focus was on the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and
Culture's National Hall of
Fame induction ceremony.
But the next day, one of the
future Hall of Famers was
being honoured by her family
and friends.
Alice 'Snowball' Wells,
known for her feat of being
the first Bahamian female
pitcher to throw the windmill
pitch, was honoured Saturday
night at the British Colonial
Hilton in joint celebrations.
The celebrations were
shared for her induction into
the Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation and in honour of her
54th birthday the day before.
"It's good. It's good when
you can get all of your bless-
ings and the accolades before
you die," said a delighted
Wells, who enjoyed herself
after the festive occasion.
"Too many time people
wait until after you die to say
what you did. But it's just a
great feeling to get it all when
you're alive. I really appreci-
ate everything that was done
for me tonight."
Wells, who earned her nick-
name from the late sporting
priest Father Marcian Peters
as a result of her triumphant
performances in track and
field when he presented the
winner with a snowball, was
an all-around female athlete.
She started competing in
track and field at St Joseph
School, but by the time she
had enrolled at Aquinas Col-
lege, her athletic prowess
flourished to basketball, vol-
leyball, football (would you
believe it) and softball.
During her high school
tenure, Wells would have
played every position on the
field, except for pitching. But
through the encouragement
of her brother and coach Gor-
don Wells, she attempted to
venture on the mound.
In her pitching debut dur-
ing the 1972/73 high school
season, Wells made a spec-
tacular showing and from
then, that was the position
that she went on to master.
At the same time, Wells
was already playing night
league and she continued
until the 1985 season. During
that time, she also played on
numerous national teams.
Her first appearance on the
national team came in 1976
in Jamaica and a year later,
she was on the team that won
a gold medal at the Cast
Tournament in Jamaica. The
following year in 1978, Wells
played on the team that went
to the Central American and
Caribbean Tournament in El
Salvador.
But the highlight of her
national team sting came in
1981 in Santa Clara, Califor-
nia, where Wells pitched a no-
hitter as the Bahamas went
on to finish third in the world
- the country's highest show-
ing ever.
Looking back at her career,
Wells said she never envi-

SEE page 10


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net


GEORGETIE Rolle and Raquel
Riley shot scores of three-over-73 and
six-over-76, but they both admitted
that they will have to get lower if they
are going to make an impact at the
llth Duramed FUTURES Tour 2010
Qualifying Tournament.
The Bahamian professional duo
were playing on the first day of the
week-long tournament yesterday in
Winter Haven, Florida. The tourna-
ment is expected to continue today
and wrap up on Friday.
"I felt I hit the ball well, but my
putting was not impressive to say the
least," said Rolle last night during an
exclusive interview with The Tribune.
"But I'm playing at a different golf
course tomorrow, so I'm hoping that I


ROLLE RILEY


will be able to putt the ball a lot bet-
ter."
Rolle's scores of 37-38 for her 73
placed her in a 27-way tie for 109 out
of a field of almost 287 competitors
from 38 nations that lined up for the
first day of competition. "I expect bet-
ter results," said Rolle as she looks


ahead to competition today.
But Rolle knows quite well that it's
not just about improving on her score,
but playing very well each day. In
order to be able to qualify for the final
day of competition when the players
will be selected for the 2010 Futures
Tour, she would have to be consistent
in the low 70s. "But if I don't get
through this year, my goal is to make
sure that I get a good showing so that
I can get an opportunity to play in a
lot more tournaments next year," she
summed up.
As for Riley, the Grand Bahamian
native, her scores of 41-37 for a 78
total placed her in a tie with 21 other
competitors at 196 on the chart.
"My first round was all right, but I
couldn't get my putter to work," said
Riley. "Other than that, I hit the ball
very well. So I'm satisfied with that. I
just have to get my putter working."


Riley, who admitted that she was a
little rusty not having played in a tour-
nament in five months, said she's con-
fident that she can turn her game
around. "I just have to get my confi-
dence up," she said. "I made a lot of
mental mistakes, but I have to get
back out there tomorrow and play
much better. I'm hoping to improve
every day."
At the end of the first day of com-
petition, two rookies grabbed the ini-
tial lead as Tiffany Joh of San Diego
and Danielle Mills of Pointe-claire,
Quebec, shot rounds of five-under-
par 67. A tournament cut will be made
after 72 holes with only the field of
90 players and ties getting the call to
come back for the final day of com-
petition Friday. Both Rolle and Riley
are hoping that they will play well
enough over the next few days to be
included in the numbers.


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net


Diocesan Primary Schools Basketball
League as the St Cecilia's Strikers
stayed undefeated and the St Thomas
More Sparks remained winless.
In one of two games played yesterday, the Strikers
powered past the Sparks with a 38-14 triumph as St
Cecilia's joined defending champions St Bede's
Crushers atop the standings at 3-0.
St Thomas More, on the other hand, dropped their
cellar-dwelling record to 0-3.
Ivoine Ingraham scored a game-high 10 points,
Stephen Humes had seven, Tyrere Colebrooke five
and Lenford Powell and Kobe Mackey both chipped
in with four in the win.
Rohan Kerr paced the losers with six and Carl
Cooper helped out with three.
Unlike their other two games so far this year, St
Cecilia's struck late, but at the beginning St Thomas
More just couldn't find a way to contain them.
"We were a little bit shaky at the beginning, but as
the game went on, we got a lot better," said St Cecil-
ia's coach Leo Delaney, who was still quite pleased
with his team's performance.
Even though Delancy was a little concerned about
their start, St Cecilia's struck for an early 11-1 lead in
the first quarter as Stephen Humes and Ivoine Ingra-
ham paced the attack with four points each.
In the second half, the Strikers rallied for a quick
17-2 lead as they tightened up on their defense and
were able to control the boards and the play in the
paint.
By the end of the period, they had mounted a
comfortable 23-2 margin as all five players scored
with Lenford Powell contributing four.
St Thomas More, who was only able to score one
free throw in both the first and second quarter, start-
ed to turn things around in the third when they got
three shots from the charity line for a 26-6 deficit.
Then they got their first jumper from Rohan Kerr
to trail 26-8 after a time-out called by coach N'Kumo
Ferguson. That seemed to have sparked their defense
as well as they held the Sparks scoreless at the end of
the period.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, St Cecilia's
lost one of their defensive threats, Nicholas Light-
bourne, to five fouls. But Kobe Mackey, the smallest
player on the court, made up a lot on both ends of the
court with his relentless attack.
Both teams also picked up their offense a bit,
despite the fact that the Strikers got the better end of
the deal as they increased their lead to 32-13.
With about a minute left in the game, coach
Delaney substituted his entire five as neither team
was able to score anymore points the rest of the way.
Despite the fact that they are still trying to get it
together, coach Ferguson said he's not going to push
the panic button.
"They're playing better and better each game,"
he insisted. "I predict that by our fifth game of the
season, we will be much better than this. We will
make the playoffs."
As for St Cecilia's, the excitement is building up
until their showdown with the Crushers November 9
at St Bede's.
"We're playing 10 games, so we still have a long
season to go," Delaney said. "We will be out to win
that game just as much as they win. But we're not
going to let that determine our season."
If there was one concern about their game against
the Strikers, coach Ferguson said it was the officiat-
ing.
"I never heard a referee say it's a judgment call on
five seconds," he pointed out. "Five seconds is five
seconds. And I've never seen anything where a ref-
eree say he doesn't bring the ball from the sideline.
That's a bunch of foolishness."


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BASKETBALL
NPBA
REGISTRATION


ALL Teams/Clubs
interested in participat-
ing in the NPBA
2009/2010 season are
asked to attend a very
important meeting 6pm
November 3 at Albury
Sayles Primary School.
This is the final call for
all rosters and entrance
fees.
For additional infor-
mation, please call Keith
Smith and Alsworth Pick-
stock as soon as possible.
SOFTBALL
BSC MEETING
THE Baptist Sports
Council is scheduled to
hold a meeting 10am Sat-
urday at the Bahamas
Baptist College, Jean
Street, for all team man-
agers/representatives.
At that meeting, the
final schedule for the
remainder of the 2009
Olympia Morris-Evans
Softball Classic will be
discussed. All teams are
also reminded that their
registration fees must be
paid in full at that time.
The season is sched-
uled to resume play
November 14 at the Bail-
lou Hills Sporting Com-
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New Providence Volleyball
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down.
Two men's games were
played yesterday evening
at the D W Davis gymnasi-
um.
In the first matchup, the
Police Crimestoppers
defeated the Champions
Club 19-25, 25-20, 25-22
and 25-13.
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In the feature match, it took the Scotiabank Defenders
three sets to dispose of DaBasement 25-15, 25-23 and 25-
14.
Hector Rolle and Rony Duncombe led the charge
with 10 and seven points respectively, complemented
by Maurice "Cheeks" Smith's 12-for-12 passes and Tony
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sioned this day, but she was
glad that it finally came.
"I can say thank God
because he has brought me
from a long way," Wells said.
"I appreciate what the BSF is
doing, inducting me into their
Hall of Fame. I just want to
say thank God.
"I had a stellar career and
whenever I was called upon, I
just went out there and did
what I had to do. I was very
pleased to represent my coun-
try."
Despite the fact that there
was a national event going on
across the hall, Wells said she
wasn't disturbed at all
because her event was one
that was planned a long time
ago.
"God is in control, so I was-
n't worried about what other
men were doing," she said.
Committee chairperson
June Carey said it was a mile-
stone for Wells and as a life-
long friend from Aquinas
College, she was delighted to
help honour Wells.
"This is something that we
want her to remember for a
long time," Carey said. "We
also hope that we will have
more role models in sports


like Alice Wells. She was an
ambassador for the entire
Bahamas.
"She helped us to get to
No.3 in the world and we
haven't gotten back to that
level ever since. So I think it's
about time that we honour
one of our golden girls in her
golden years."
Carey said that are a lot of
ways that the Government
can honour those athletes
who have made tremendous
contributions to the growth
and success of our country.
She said she hopes that one
day Wells will get her just
reward.
Charmaine Glinton, one of
Wells' two daughters, said her
mother deserved every bit of
recognition that she received.
"She played hard and she
represented our country very
well," Glinton said. "So she
might as well get her roses
while she is alive. We're so
happy that she can get some
of that tonight."
Glinton said even though
their celebrations were much
smaller than the National Hall
of Fame, they were all able
to shower her mother with
"genuine love and affection"
for her contribution to the
country.


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area was designed for.
Fred Smith QC, the Cal-
lenders & Co attorney and
partner, in an October 29,
2009, letter to the directors of
the GBPA and its Port Group
Ltd affiliate, said his clients
wanted "written confirmation
that you will not proceed with
this location plan" or that
they would not do so without
consulting them and other
business owners. Failure to
take either option, it was sug-
gested, would result in legal
action "to prevent this pro-
ject from proceeding".
Writing on behalf of Hill-
side Investments, the compa-
ny that constructed the 'Paris
in the Bahamas' building and
shopping arcade in the Inter-
national Bazaar, Mr Smith
said: "You are fully aware
(having originally created,
owned and managed it) of
what the International Bazaar
means and represents to
Freeport.
"In summary, until Port
Lucaya was built and until
[the Royal Oasis] closed due
to the damage from Hurri-
canes Jeanne and Frances, it
was (and remains subject to
the economy rebounding) a
major shopping and enter-
tainment outdoor mall."
Hillside Investments, Mr
Smith said, also leased a num-
ber of locations in the Inter-
national Bazaar, hence its
objections to the Fish and
Farmers Market being sited
at Goombay Park, a location
adjacent to the Bazaar.
The newly-named QC
added in his letter that he also
acted for other property and
business owners in the Inter-
national Bazaar, including
West Mall Developments,
which had objected to a pre-
vious site eyed by the
GBPA/Port Group Ltd for its
Fish and Farmers Market.

SEE page 6B


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

George's pre-
vious owners
is demanding
that the retail-
er's current proprietor make
an immediate $647,000 cash
payment to him and his rela-
tives on the grounds that the
business's sale had not been
completed, allegations that
were yesterday described as
'baseless' by sources close to
the company.
Ken Hutton, the former
Freeport Concrete chief exec-
utive who put together the
JSG Holdings buyout group
that acquired the struggling
retailer in 2004, has written
to the man his group sold the
company to, retail entrepre-
neur Andrew Wilson, to state
that he will not accept the
original sales terms agreed by
his consortium on June 13,
2007.
In correspondence obtained
by Tribune Business, Mr Hut-
ton told Mr Wilson that nei-
ther he nor his sister-in-law,
Tammy Albury, will accept
the promissory note and 10
acres of land that John S
George's current owner gave
them and their fellow share-
holders as payment for the
retail chain.


BEC may shortlist

renewable energy
bids by month-end

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net
THE BAHAMAS Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC)
could reveal the six shortlisted
alternative energy suppliers
by the end of the month, the
minister of state for the envi-
ronment said yesterday, with
waste-to-energy production a
favorite in the race to develop
sustainable power.
Phenton Neymour told Tri-
bune Business that the evalu-
ation process was ahead of
schedule despite the exten-
sion given to the 13 partici-
pating companies for their
proposal submissions. Pro-
posals were originally expect-
ed to be submitted by August,
but the deadline was extended
for two months.
Mr Neymour said the pro-
ject, which is an initiative
within the Government's
extensive National Energy
Policy, has required signifi-
cant outside participation and
financing by consultants and
the likes of the Inter-Ameri-
can Development Bank
(IDB).
When the evaluations of
SEE page 5B


Sources close to current proprietor describe former
owner's demand for instant cash payment on two
year-old sales transaction as 'baseless', arguing
that payment to all ex-shareholders depended
on whether retailer 'sinks or swims'


In a September 28, 2009,
letter to Mr Wilson, Mr Hut-
ton alleges that he is owed
$188,479 in terms of the
promissory note, and $269,300
as his share of the land trans-
action, taking the full amount
due to himself to $457,779.
And he alleges that Ms
Albury is owed $77,926 from
the promissory note and
$111,300 as her share of the
land transaction, taking the
collective sum due to
$189,225.
Stating that he was "giving
it one last try" to settle the
matter before initiating legal
action as "the last option", Mr
Hutton told Mr Wilson in the
letter: "Tammy and I will not
accept Promissory Notes or
participation in the land as
payment. We are demanding
cash and cash only."
"Having read the many
newspaper stories about your
troubles since taking over at
John S. George, I can sympa-
thize with your plight. The


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fact remains, however, that
the transaction was signed
between the selling share-
holders of JSG and QBC, so it
is QBC, its shareholders and
directors that are responsible
for guaranteeing payment, not
JSG."
That version of events,
referring to one of Mr
Wilson's other businesses,
Quality Business Centre
(QBC), was sharply disputed
by sources close to John S
George.
Mr Wilson was said to be
travelling yesterday, and did
not return calls to his cell
phone or message left at his
office by Tribune Business.
When contacted by this news-
paper, Mr Hutton expressed
surprise that Tribune Busi-
ness had obtained details of
the dispute, and said: "I real-
ly can't comment on any-
thing."
However, the sources close
to John S George and Mr
Wilson sharply denied Mr


Hutton's version of the trans-
action, explaining to Tribune
Business that the Promissory
Notes - which secured the bal-
ance of the transaction - were
issued by, and in the name of,
John S George, not QBC.
They added that it was
effectively a 'sink or swim'
deal, where payment on the
promissory note depended
entirely on whether John S
George was returned to prof-
itability - something Mr Wil-
son has not been able to
achieve yet, especially given
the recession.
The sources told Tribune
Business that whether Mr
Hutton and his fellow JSG
Holdings investors were paid
depended solely on whether
the retailer made money, and
if Mr Wilson was unable to
turn it around it had been
agreed that they would "get
nothing" because Bank of the
Bahamas International had

SEE page 7B


BISX eyeing 2010 rise in listing levels


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange's
(BISX) chief executive last
night said he was "fairly con-
fident we will see increased
activity from a listings stand-
point" on the exchange in
2010, as it brought its exist-
ing funds listings to 23 with
the addition of the RoyalFi-
delity International Invest-
ment Fund TIGRS Series 2
sub-fund.
Describing this as the first
investment fund listing for
BISX in 2009, Keith Davies
said he expected to see an
increase in listings activity in


* Exchange sees increase
in investment fund listings
to 23, with RoyalFidelity
bringing international
fund offering to five
* 'More activity' on
secondary listings
expected, with further
fund listings possible
before year-end

2010, especially given the low
level of business conducted
this year, with "more activity
on the secondary listings side"

SEE page 4B


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Recession


Abaco stores lay-off
employees, cut salaries
and work weeks, with
some suffering 9%
sales declines

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

EMPLOYEES at an Aba-
co Hardware store are acute-
ly aware that the recession is
bearing down on their
employment and earnings
prospects, the store's manag-
er told Tribune Business yes-
terday, with lay-offs and pay
cuts the result and many more
businesses on the island feel-
ing the pinch.
David Mercius said Abaco
Hardware had seen a sub-
stantial decline in business
and, as a result, was forced to
lay-off two employees.
He added that the store was
also forced to implement pay
cuts for its staff across-the-
board, leading another three
employees to quit.
"I had to take a pay cut,
too," Mr Mercius said.
With 60 employees to
maintain, management has
also implemented shorter
work weeks, as foot traffic
through the store has slowed
to a trickle.
Mr Mercius said it could be
a struggle to stay open this
month.
"One day it's bad, the next
day a little bit better," he said.
"The staff can see that the
economy is down."
Abaco was thought to have
largely escaped the recession
in its early period, due to its
bustling second home market,
which has made the island
the fastest growing economy
in the Bahamas. However, it


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THE TRIBUNE


Realtor chief denies PM's 'politics' claim


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Real Estate Asso-
ciation's (BREA) president yester-
day denied the Prime Minister's
claim that his concerns over the Plan-
ning and Subdivisions Bill were moti-
vated by politics, telling Tribune
Business that both he and his mem-
bers wanted to ensure "business
flows more freely", especially dur-
ing a recession.
While he did not want to engage in
a 'slanging match' with the Prime
Minister, William Wong said he had
"no political agenda" when it came to
his and BREA's concerns over the
Bill, and urged Mr Ingraham not to
"shoot the messenger".
"We need to put politics behind
us and make this country better," Mr
Wong told Tribune Business. "I'm
the president of BREA, which has
700 members, and contains both
FNM and PLP supporters. I have no
political agenda; my job is to make
the views of my members known.
"I thought that by 2010 we would
have reached a stage of political
maturity where we don't shoot the
messenger, and people are allowed to
express their views. I don't know


BREA head urges the PM not to 'shoot the messenger', as members' main

concern is for 'business to flow more freely, not put roadblocks in the way'


where he [Mr Ingraham] is coming
from."
Mr Wong said BREA and its
members agreed with most clauses
in the Planning and Subdivision Bill,
their concerns centred on just a few
key aspects.
"We are just trying to express our
views," the BREA president said.
"At this time we need to make busi-
ness flow more freely, not put road-
blocks in the way.
"We agree with most of the Bill,
but the Bill has some flaws that we
would like to be dealt with. We might
have been a little slow to react to it,
but getting the views of 700 people is
time consuming, and it takes time to
get through it.
"Don't make this a political foot-
ball. It's about us trying to express
some of our views on the Bill."
Mr Wong was responding after Mr
Ingraham, wrapping up debate dur-
ing the second reading of the Plan-
ning and Subdivision Bill in the
House of Assembly last week, effec-
tively accused him of playing poli-


tics and using his BREA post to dis-
guise his intentions.
Replying to the concerns articu-
lated by Mr Wong, the Prime Minis-
ter said: "I am coming to believe that
unless the minister responsible
speaks directly with some individuals
and adopts 'in full' whatever their
view is, they will claim not to have
been consulted or offered an oppor-
tunity to voice their views.
"The president of BREA informed
both daily newspapers that he wrote
me recently with recommendations
on this Bill. If, or when, I receive his
letter, I'll respond. You know, some
people wearing their politics on their
sleeves seek to cloak their partisan
bias in the respectability of speaking
for non-partisan entities. For such
persons I have no regard."
Confirming that he would "make
sure" the Prime Minister received
his letter, all other relevant agencies
and organizations having acknowl-
edged receipt of their versions, Mr
Wong said in response to Mr Ingra-
ham's comments: "Give me a break,


man. We should have the right to
dissent. No one has a monopoly on
common sense.
"We live this business. It is our
business 24/7, and for him to come
out with those remarks shows a total
disregard for the Association, and
Association he made legal in 1995.
For him to disregard me, he's disre-
garding my membership. If he has a
problem with me, leave me alone."
The BREA president added that
four to five young realtor/develop-
ers had all expressed similar concerns
and urged him to make their views
on the Planning and Subdivision Bill
known.
"We just have some concerns with
the Bill," Mr Wong said. "We're not
against the FNM or PLP. This is a
business matter. We've gotten views
from all the islands, and we said to
Minister Deveaux: 'We have these
concerns, what are you going to do
about them?' He said to compile
them, and he would take them to the
next meeting."
Mr Wong, on BREA's behalf, had


expressed concerns that the Planning
and Subdivision Bill's provisions
could , .. i i�. the economic devel-
opment of the Bahamas".
He said the Bill, by outlining a pre-
scriptive approval process for all
commercial and residential real
estate developments in the Bahamas,
with specified timelines for all stages,
would "create another layer of
bureaucracy and red tape" that
developers would have to overcome.
Time and delays cost developers
money, the BREA president pointed
out, and this increase in development
costs would likely to be passed on to
the consumer or real estate purchas-
er, raising the possibility that more
Bahamians could be priced out of
the market.
He was backed in yesterday's Tri-
bune Business by developer Ten-
nyson Wells, who 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
Environmental Impact Assessment
done."


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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 3B


BFSB led careers




Working Group


STANDING (1-r) are Elsworth
Johnson, Rotary Club of Nassau
Sunrise and Fazillah Pirani, CFA
Society of the Bahamas.

SEATED (1-r) are Dexter Fernan-
der, Ministry of Finance; Anasta-
cia Johnson, Association of Inter-
national Banks & Trust Compa-
nies; Zelma Wilson, Bahamas
Institute of Chartered Accoun-
tants; and Bibi Clare, Rotary Club
of East Nassau.


Bahamas National Trust is pleased to announce

the launch of an informational page for our most

recent park proposal, The site features up to date

information regarding the proposed Southwest

New Prox idence Marine Park project.

I.og on to view an in/brmnationd video,

community meeting schedule and to take a

.hort erur 'lvev.

Visit us at wwwbnt.bs and look for Ihe

Southwest Marine Park Project [ink.


THE Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB) par-
ticipated as a partner in the
2009 National Career Aware-
ness Month (NCAM).
In addition to serving as a
member of the National
Coordinating Committee, the
BFSB also spearheaded a
Working Group charged with
coordinating the participation
of the financial services sector
within the activities of the
month-long event.
This Working Group com-
prised representatives of the
Professional Industry Asso-
ciation Working Group, as
well as sponsors such as the
Ministry of Finance, Rotary
Club of East Nassau, Rotary
Club of Nassau Sunrise,
Bahamas Business Solutions
and KPMG.
Planning
The Working Group is pic-
tured (ABOVE LEFT) at a
planning meeting early in
October, reviewing plans for
the School Speaker Circuits,
Careers Fair, and
Essay/Speech Competitions.
Working Group members
not pictured are Cecil Fergu-
son, Society of Trust and
Estate Practitioners; Donna
Nguyen-Comito, BFSB; Eri-
ka Colebrook, Bahamas Busi-
ness Solutions; Karen Pinder,
CFA Society of the Bahamas;
Kesna Pinder, Bahamas
Association of Compliance
Officers; Richard Adderley,
Insurance Institute of the
Bahamas; Roger Brown,
Bahamas General Insurance
Association; and Simon Tow-
nend, KPMG.


Two Mortgage

Specialists
The successful candidates should possess the following
qualifications:
* AICB orABIFS or degree in Banking or a related field
would be an asset
* Five or more years banking experience
* Previous experience in portfolio and liability
administration would be an asset
Key Skills:
* Strong Negotiating/Selling
Leadership & Coaching
Relationship Building
Impact & Influence
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Ability to make sound credit analysis
Responsibilities include:
* Contributing to meeting team sales plans by acquiring
and growing profitable client relationships
* Providing customized solutions and financial advice
designed to satisfy the client's long-term goals on
obtaining a mortgage
* Seeking out new clients by developing relationships
within the community and local centres of influence
* Enhancing the experience of existing clients by
providing accessibility and one-on-one advice and
valuable information on the intricacies of having a
mortgage
* Successfully anchoring clients with the appropriate
delivery channel within RBC Royal Bank of Canada
A competitive compensation package (base salary &
bonus) commensurate with relevant experience and
qualifications is offered.
Please apply before November 6,2009 to:
Regional Manager
Human Resources
Caribbean Banking
RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Bahamas Regional Office
East Hill Street
P.O. Box N-7549
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Via fax: (242) 322-1367
Via email: bahcayjp@rbc.com


Preschools

Primary Schools

Junior High Schools

Senior High Schools

Secondary Schools

All Age Schools

Special Schools

Post Secondary Institutions

Tertiary Institutions









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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 7th, 2009.


Complete and submit your form before the deadline and prove that

YOUR INSTITUTION COUNTS!!!


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organization, Rotarians were "Of the things we think,
concerned with promoting high say or do
ethical standards in their .
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world's most widely printed and 2. Is it fair to all
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ethics is The Four-Way Test, 3. Will it build goodwill
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Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. This 4. Will it be beneficial to
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translated into more than a
hundred languages and
published in thousands of ways.
It askshe following four


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age categories: 10 - 13 years and 14-16 years for a first
and second place winner in each category.
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your life, experiences, and/or society in general."
Your essay must include the four principles.
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Adults may assist the child in filling out the entry form,
but not in writing the letter.
4. Limit one essay per child. All entries must be received by
the Rotary Club of East Nassau before Nov 30, 2009.
5. Only essays accompanied by original entry forms clipped
from the newspaper will be accepted. Photocopy, fax,
carbon or other copies will not be accepted.
6. One winner will be chosen from each age category. The
decision of the judges is final.
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be published in the newspaper.
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THE TRIBUNE


Legal Notice
NOTICE
PLANET INC.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sec-
tion 138 (8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of PLANETE INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
AVALANCHE HILLS INC.


-#-0

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of AVALANCHE HILLS INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CEDERCREST PEAK INC.


- 1-

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CEDERCREST PEAK INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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PARISH 2009

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3 Laptop Computer

4 $1000.00 Grocery
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7 $500.00 Gasoline
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8 Air-Conditioner


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BISX eyeing




2010 rise in




listing levels


FROM page 1B

also likely to occur.
"I would say that given the
minimum amount of activity
seen already, we would expect
there to be an increase," Mr
Davies told Tribune Business.
"That's not just me sticking


my finger in the air or waiting
for the phone to ring, it's
based on talking to people in
the market and what they
expect to happen.
"All things being told, 2010
will not be a banner year, as
recovery will still be taking
place. Having said that, we


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CHARLOW GARDENS INC.


- -

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CHARLOW GARDENS INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CANDY MOUNTAIN VALLEY LTD.


- J#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CANDY MOUNTAIN VALLEY LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
VEUVE CREEK LTD.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of VEUVE CREEK LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
ROCKYROAD STREAM INC.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of ROCKYROAD STREAM INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


expect there to be some activ-
ity - not a great deal, but more
than we're seeing right now.
"I expect there to be more
listings, and I suspect we will
see more activity on the sec-
ondary listings side. I'm fairly
confident we will see
increased activity from a list-
ings standpoint."
RoyalFidelity's TIGRS 2
Sub-Fund, which contains
some $5-$6 million in investor
capital, is the third interna-
tional investment offering to
Bahamians by the Bahamas-
based investment/merchant
bank. There are now some
five funds listed on BISX that
offer international investment
products to Bahamians.
Mr Davies said the trans-
parency, price discovery and
marketing potential offered
by BISX meant that fund
sponsors and managers
"expect to see their funds on
the exchange".
And he told Tribune Busi-
ness that, ultimately, BISX
"expects to see some addi-
tional new products come to
the fore" in the near future.
Although 2009 had been a
quite year for BISX generally,
as the recession depressed
trading activity and eroded
market capitalisation/share-
holder value, Mr Davies said


of its investment fund listings:
"We're happy with what
we've got, and there may be
some additional ones coming
up before the end of the year,
which is encouraging for us
given the times we are going
through. We do not expect
much in 2009, given the con-
ditions we've experienced.
"It's been a challenging
year, and one hopes it will not
repeat itself."
Commenting on the
TIGRS 2 Sub-Fund listing,
Mr Davies added: "It is a tes-
tament to the ingenuity of
RoyalFidelity that they have
been able to develop this
mutual fund product and
launch it successfully in these
trying times.
"I'm happy that we have
been able to add the TIGRS 2
Sub-Fund to the roster of
BISX-listed mutual funds. I
recognize the challenges that
the entire market has had to
face from an investments
standpoint, and so we are
encouraged by this new offer-
ing that has added an element
of choice to the market. We
will continue to work with
and support our members as
they work very hard to broad-
en and deepen the Bahami-
an capital market with new
listings on the exchange."


Legal Notice
NOTICE
GUNSIGHT INC.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sec-
tion 138 (8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of GUNSIGHT INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
MENNARD CAUSEWAY LTD.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of MENNARD CAUSEWAY LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CANNFIELD RIVERA LTD.


- ,-

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CANNFIELD RIVERA LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


IODSCUSS STOIS ON THIS PAG LO NTSW.RIUE4.O


Prizes must be collected within 6 months from
the date (October 31/09) of drawing.






+


THE TRIBUNE


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 5B


BEC may shortlist renewable energy bids by month-end


FROM page 1B

the 13 energy companies,
which offered up waste-to-
energy, wind/solar and Ocean
Thermal Energy Conversion
options, is complete, only six
companies will undergo fur-
ther scrutiny in a bid to source
the best alternative energy
provider for New Providence.
At the moment, waste-to-
energy seems the most viable
option.


Mr Neymour said recently
that foreign consultants were
necessary to evaluate those
firms, because BEC and the
Ministry of the Environment
lacked the necessary in-house
experience.
Meanwhile, in a bid to
increase energy efficiency and
integrate renewable energy,
consultants from German
firm Fichtner are conducting a
review of BEC.
According to Mr Neymour,


NO T[ICE

DEXCO BAHAMAS LIMITED
(in Voluntary Uqu~llidoini)



Creditors having dvbts or claims apinst the aboyc-
namcnd CO.MPH~n V 1TV Topi ~urcd I o nd PH 1` IQL18 r".
thiereA of tohe und~r-rigned at QCe~an Centre,
Mom agu Foreshore, East Bay Street, Pi.0 Box N-
3247. Nassau. Bahamnas as sole Liquidator on or
becfore the 16th day of November. 21)O9 In dcfauht
thcrcof thcy wl H b-c cxcludcd from thi; bcncfit of
anNv JIitribuiiun rmade by the Liquidator.

Dated the 2nd day of November, 2009

DAYAN BOURNE
LIQUIDATOR

IFnJAIK(MCtlF.


BEXCO BAHAMAS LIMiTED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GI VEN as follows;
(a) HEXCO BAHAMAS U!.ITED is in dissolIution
mirideF the provisions of the International B inisin
Ccornpanics Act 2i0WK.
(b) The dis~suutim~ of ihllm-sid Cunpainy cmmnmce~d
on the NO11 (kibeT 2WM9 when its Artiles of
Diqsolution werc submitted to kand Tegistcred by
fik Registrax OcocraL.
(c) The LiquidaLOT Of the sak] C'xmpiny is Dayan
BOUrme Of (Oceaun �llenT, .Mo'itngu Fo~c~wrc. E-ast
Bay Sire.. F0, Box N-3247, Nassau, Bnbamai
Dated the 2-nd dav of NoYCOrnT'.r209N
H & I corperaft scu'im .44
Rcisfrllrd Agcol
for Ti. hea'iv-marmed Company


experts from the engineering
firm arrived recently to begin
the review process, which is
scheduled to take 10 months.
He added that the process
will also cause changes to the
regulatory and fiscal frame-
work of the Corporation.
"The final result will be a
review of BEC's operations
and a regulatory review to
suggest ways to mend legisla-
tion," said Mr Neymour.
This study of BEC is being
financed by a grant from the
IDB, signed off on by Prime


Minister Hubert Ingraham on
a visit to Colombia.
Mr Neymour said then that
the grants will aid in stream-
lining BEC and look specifi-
cally at the Corporation's
inefficiencies in order to
reduce costs and improve ser-
vice.
He added that as part of
the grant project, the Gov-
ernment would look into
BEC's financial position and
research ways to improve this
by looking at its internal struc-
ture and rates it charges cus-


Hardware



retailers



feel the



recession


FROM page 1B

is now clear to residents and
businesses that the economy
is contracting.
Mr Mercuis said things are
no better for their nearest
competitors. "They are feel-
ing it just like everyone else,"
he said.
Automotive Industrial Dis-
tributors (AID), one of Aba-
co Hardware's competitors,
has seen a 9 per cent decline
in sales year-on-year.





INSIGH
Forthestoi:


AID financial controller,
Janelle Watson, said sales are
down at all of their Family
Island locations, with the New
Providence site "keeping it all
together."
Despite the economic strife,
AID has not had to reduce
staff.
"We try not to do that,"
said Ms Watson. "That is our
last resort and we have never
laid off anyone because of the
economy.
"We have been through
tough economic times before.
We pulled through that and
we expect to pull through
this."


tomers.
Mr Neymour said the
Bahamas' efforts to move
towards renewable energy
were highlighted at a confer-
ence in Jamaica. Barbados
was also recognized for the
same.
Despite the Government's
haste in reviewing alternative
energies, Mr Neymour said
implementation could take
some time.
He said from award of the
contract to completion of the
project, integration of a


renewable source such as
waste-to-energy could take up
to five years.
"The implementation of
these programmes takes con-
siderable time," said Mr Ney-
mour. "More time than we
like, but they do."
He said implementation of
renewable energy takes time
and research, and he cited
lack of data as a prime hurdle.
"We are fighting feverishly
to try to catch up to where
the Bahamas ought to be,"
Mr Neymour added.


REQUEST FOR


- TENDER
N AD
Nassau Airport
BLPIA Expansion Project Stage


aI


UIS Departures Terminal



Ledccr is seAing contract to as~st hi completcx of Sta2r I of the L[HA Expanson
FNjei (V5 Deiparlves Termina;', JI :mt-act.-r--. p~r~ualdl Baham~ian cori~cor*� are
enco'i-apd to par#&ipt in this --igw6int gat:'-na1 pri'ec. Skqpes to be:enc'er,-,to
compte te, 'i t out ofthe -P� .,tetraci 'rckjdAe

'Wbudmtd Wf Omau. Cam0ft w. &=A sam mdt~wfmIw

*ToPWarits.Acmw*Conwu.*md~dws



dntd 'OMadifid ll be conside-ed. Quificjri will be based the fahwying crima
*Ademnaorbajn 0 finruciaI upeat




REQUIRED.

Quaicadon and w& epdqme will he a~bbie for pld~p at dm Ledcor Conmtncdon Bahu~am
Liwiued SteOffice at t eLyndt n Prdling Incermional Airpvrr W~inorFdw Rr ad For queries calldie
ker Acie at 242677-5417.
N ~dosiq 4dme for te wda "vpd qudciaufnpdedoY41ibe at 200pm Friday N ovem iber
~I 31I 00


NOVEMBER 13 & 14

(FRIDAY & SAIVRDAY)


� , = � , :"" ""I '" ' ,
I


IT'S GONNA BE



FAMTABULOUSI


ITDISCS TRE NTIS PAG LOG N0TO WW.TIBUE22CO0


T1~7


FAMGUARD

The Board of Directors
of
FamGuard Corporation Limited
is pleased to advise that
the third quarterly dividend
for 2009
of 6 cents per share
has been declared to be paid on
November 16, 2009
to Shareholders of record as at
November 9, 2009

FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITED
The parent holding company of
Family Guardian Insurance Company Limited
BahamaHealth Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants Limited
FG General Insurance Agency Limited
FG Capital Markets Limited
FG Financial Limited


NEq







+


PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009


THE TRIBUNE


NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as oIoiks:
(al BEACH PARADitISE INVEST F!%TS HOLDIGS 5&A. is in
diisaak nimmder ik,- pia~lfion!, of ib klarmiawnud Bwioib

hi The DkiJi s~i w.Tc'-.;r i Copayc',iiinie um Nmwpber 2.

by drt Re-iqtrar Gemr~I

(efI'MTh Liquid20a Lif dii %Wawpanyis h LAkcd'a Culic 4 f20d


(d) All Ktion having Cbiirns agaist lhe abov-ntimed Cormpanry mr,
rcquirei on or befixt LtP- I st day ol lt-mbr.M loC a nd thdr
mawst and addre'-gid and pkukmilar of khir dtn&chsa~iti is to die,
Liindwa ofi o r ~~i~m . iwi iidat dwiitmo, i&- k-rm�k bi
exl"Immdjthe bewa of an v &rId'tbuLJh im ink, befa uLeh


LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


Market's


location


branded 'Bazaar'


FROM page 1B

"Although we note that
you have expressed an inten-
tion of now building the same
at Goombay Park (which is
adjacent to the Bazaar), West
Mall Developments and oth-
ers whom we represent also
object to the new proposed
site at Goombay Park, espe-


cially given the broadening of
the scope to a 'Fish' and
'Farmers' Market," Mr Smith
wrote.
"The International Bazaar
and other areas within the
immediate vicinity of the pro-
posed site consist of shops,
restaurants, bars, hotels and
office buildings."
As a result, in outlining


NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN a, fulluiw,..

!al SCOL.A INTF.RNATIONA.S-A- is in J diulii uflndrlthe
pm1I.uin n.i tche Intern.iini.i I uime'.s (ampanie'i Acl .A N li

:bi T'h [hnihLifir (of oid Compnny mkrrnr - cj i OkO'lbr Xy. Y~'UK
w'ln in A inc ic'- f Diisolutu .Are utLnitlied ard regist r.d b,
rhe ,M%'ifa GencrrL.

,', Ie " .iqni I.i l da I he wxl cilnip| I' I.,ihIa ('(lie id -inl
Terrace. W-, (.'e-CniTville Navau. Fl-hTmn;

1J.1 All perwni hain1 CInClaimri agi,ain hec ,htit-nii;i Comnpany i
r LquLid u r -U i hi luL llh: 3.tti day Dl Nutiibl r. 21 '.1 I' -Jl jd .lii,
munizi, und aiL.i.dln.d~vi jlI. partLiulun L, II tkir drl.4.'L %i luiin .EL I[h
I .iiuKilcir il Ihre c-irnpany iT. inl iefaill lirmil. lIh y rr-ay
twl'idid fn.rn rhe Ihr fi 'f4 any disinhtiiin maik bTl ir '.iih

Novilyib.r 2. 'W

LAKEJISHA COLLIE
LIQt.IDAI4.IU (O.F H1IE: AHOV':.NAMIED) (C MI'ANY




NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN . fIlluow.:

i-a IIANDIKAPINVBETMENT5SC0 i(nT disNkuliin iindi-r it
proviinn oiF Irh c Inlnainal Bu ire'. Corrpun iv Arl ~"W)

ib '[t- DisLiuluun ut ,ad Cuimpii, . ctuninir xJ Wul Lk.lixr .4U' . -1'1
,uliill 1,Arlk-liK-, iI|l l-,-N I d ulit "inrr .Mii Iu Ill l 'Inil l nI r' ,,hL-.x il b)1
Ihe Regislnir j;nalnd

i,' The LuhJulur oif 1h '.-uid omnipan)i s LAkiha Coll' of 2:.d
TLI.'f..LL' .W"1 1 C I.. l lVIIL, N iaatl. B.ullu.tin.

i.l i M1I persons 'avingf. lrr against the.I I he-nnmed(.'rrnmpany are
mi.ir.d nn 4w hcl'or che Vhh da) f oln-cmb er, "lf ii s.i ihecir
uncs and aiidiesses ad piflLuhio of" inf. dkbilh ur luipims to ID it
Lilulida.ir ofi rhe mcipun. ie, in defaul ldwIfrell. the) ma) t e
iecluilil Inim ihe i. -e'fl al any ditribulAcin m'ndu Ifir i .-uch
dehis are pnmvei
NLWrm'r" 2.2('X9

LAKEISHACOLUIE
I.IQ.IlDATOR 4W THE ABOMVE-N A M ED (COMI'ANY


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/QUI/581
Common Law & Equity Side
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising an estimated
22,385 square feet and situate in the Western District of the Island
of New Providence and bounded on the North by the Sea on the
NORTHEAST by land now or formerly the property of Dr Herbert
Olander on the SOUTHEAST by West Bay Street and on the
SOUTHWEST partly by land the property of Little Jerusalem
Church and by land now or formerly the property of Barbara
Smith.
AND
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting of Titles Act, 1959
AND
N THE MATTER OF THE Petition of
JENNIFER VESTRA HUYLER FORBES

NOTICE OF PETITION
The Petition of JENNIFER VESTRA HUYLER FORBES of
the Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of ALL
THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising an estimated 22385
square feet and situate in the Western District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded on the North by the Sea on the
NORTHEAST by land now or formerly the property of Dr Herbert
Olander on the SOUTHEAST by West Bay Street and on the
SOUTHWEST partly by land the property of Little Jerusalem
Church and by land now or formerly the Property of Barbara
Smith, WHICH SAID PIECE PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND
IS PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY THE PLAN FILED
IN THIS ACTION AND THEREON COLOURED Pink.
The Petitioner, Jennifer Vestra Huyler Forbes, claims to be the
owner in of the fee simple estate in possession of the said land
and has applied to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas under S.
3 of the Quieting Titles, Act in the above action to have her title
to the said land investigated and declared.
Copies of the said plan may be inspected during normal working
hours at the Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street, N.P., and
at the Chambers of Donna Dorsett Major & Co., Gem Plaza, Suite
#7, Nassau Street South, Nassau, The Bahamas.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower
or right to dower or any adverse claim not recognized in the
Petition shall before the 17th day of December AD., 2009 file in
the said Registry of the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner
or the above Donna Dorsett Major & Co. a statement of such
claim. Failure of any such to file and serve a statement of such
claim by the above time will operate as a bar to such claim
DATED this 3rd day of September A.D., 2009
DORSETT MAJOR & CO.
Attorneys for the Petitioner


objections to the proposed
Fish and Farmers Market
location, Mr Smith said the
selected site was "completely
out of sync with the character
of properties and businesses
located in the International
Bazaar and other neighbour-
ing areas. This will inevitably
adversely affect property val-
ues in these areas".
The Callenders & Co part-
ner added that the Market
was "not in keeping" with the
area's architectural and devel-
opment plan, having been
chiefly designed for office,
tourist, retail, hotel, restau-
rant and entertainment busi-
nesses.
Mr Smith also argued that
the Fish and Farmers Mar-
ket's proposed location would
"invariably be a breach of
restrictive covenants imposed
on our clients' properties"
and others, and be "a dero-
gation from grant" by the
GBPA and its affiliates.
"Such a market is bound to
render our clients' premises
as well as other business
premises in the area materi-
ally unfit for the purposes for
which they were leased and/or
demised," Mr Smith wrote.
"A Fish and Farmers mar-
ket at the proposed site will
expose our clients' businesses,
as well as other businesses in
the area, to a host of nui-
sances such as stenches, flies,
rodents and garbage emanat-
ing from the site.
"Aside from deterring cus-
tomer visits, these nuisances
could potentially pose serious


health risks to occupants of,
and persons visiting, our
clients' properties as well as
other neighboring proper-
ties."
Other concerns harboured
by his clients, said Mr Smith,
were increased traffic and
parking problems, the
absence of consultation, and
no Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA). He added
that there were better alter-
native sites for the Fish and
Farmers Market, although he
did not name them.
Ian Rolle, the GBPA's
president, did not return a call
to Tribune Business seeking
comment before press time
last night.
Previously proposed loca-
tions for the Fish and Farmers
Market have also received
strong objections from the
business community. Both the
Teachers and Salaried Work-
ers Co-operative Credit
Union and The Kidney Cen-
tre had objected to a site at
the junction of West Mall Dri-
ve and Poinciana Drive.
The credit union, in a July
31, 2009, letter to the GBPA,
said it had "strong concerns"
due to the Market's then-like-
ly proximity to its office com-
plex.
"As a commercial property
owner, we are concerned that
the fall-out from this venture
is very likely to be cata-
strophic from the standpoint
of the diminution of property
values in the area and the loss
of business due to the odor-
ous side-effects."


IODSCUSS STOIS ON THIS PAG LO NTSW.RIUE4.O


POSITION WANTED

A leading retailer is seeking a person for this senior
position.

MANAGER ACCOUNTS & ADMINISTRATION

Applicants should have a BA Degree or a CPA,
ACCA, CA qualification or equivalent qualification.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all
financial and Administrative aspects of the company
and ensuring compliance to established company
policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate should:
* Have a minimum five years experience in a
similar environment.
* Have experience in compiling financial
statements.
* Be able to prepare budgets and financial
reports for upper management.
* Have experience liaising with banking
officers, auditors and insurance agents.
* Be able to drive the administrative arm of the
company including computer systems.
* Be able to communicate effectively with all
levels of management and staff.
* Have a proven track record of meeting
deadlines.
* Be proficient in Excel and Quickbooks.
* Ability to communicate with international
franchisor and travel as necessary.
* Be a team leader and able the multi task.
* Posses integrity, excellent motivational skills
and assertiveness

The position offers an excellent remuneration and
benefits package.

Interested person should submit your resume to:

The Managing Director
P.O. Box N-623
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax (242) 328-4211


NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN a. ulu,

io IMBANTUOVEHRILAS LIM]TL) i% in dbi'Iigkn tndvr ihc
prcn i ion% ofIr liI,1n~Ikmalral Busirciis Corpun ir� Art YMl

IN 'lk I isc iulumwiiur -wd Cumpm1wr.LrnImrntLul uJ WkiLk.*r 4O.a(19


,.o ThL L~uiduior or ftaid, iiiJmpamis ~L~kdihaColU i 2:nd
TLi r NL:. WN1AciCi.ii1UMI It, Naimiu. Iiuhwn~.

dl All p on 4w Wore &f.hir~~r V n di o iit-,'2)J-K
rruincs and aJr-mc�, ardpnii pla iL~~ f ibir &biNor cIaimis10 iJ~x

CTClWedIEIIi hum 11w Mrflicif any distnbywiman much! Fxi-fimu.nJL~h
de1bi% a~epmyeiL
Novmbekr2. 2M(I

-A KEJSHA COLIJAE
LIQUIDLATOR 4 W l-lTHKABO)VE-.N AM ED (CUMIANY




NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN w.k IVIUL :

w, :i Fl f OVERlhAS S.A- i% in d irn1iini&k- ihu prwivimim
or ihe Immcrnuii inI Ric-' CmnTpanies ActNN

ibi 'I lk- Un~Lmruuui ul wd Cuiiimw oamiiiri uxJ WI kba r4X MDN


m The Lqu.juJuior (if tNh -.iiid cmpn�p is AIm Ric rd.4'of2n

idi All11pmamh in. jIirr aa i lr2o nmilCfn~v~


ci~cluiijdiInirn 11w KExm-fi ciiatnmydi,.fributimcn mxk Kl hIim %-iL~h
&11i% ae my


ALISA RICHARDSON
L.IQUIDIATORK 4 )Y-1HK ABOVE-N A FI I COMPANY




NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN w. kIVium-:

proymm'nficn Fl-c Inirmnuiwrmal Buminm ~Comrparn~ieLAd ctNfi

0i 'Ilk- Lh-iwu~uuii ':11 wd Cumtm imiuL rlr.IXJmftlu Ml xL*x.k4X 2



I ci ri a. 1An1iCLmifi It.II, Ndumau. Iiilwifl.

idi MIl pomm hiingJ:Iirmaaml% Iiyr.-n-irnci~nt Cpim.pana~


ic-tiuiijd Inimn 0w t-mIfi cili ny di,�ribui~nmanf1de' helimTKL~h
&hI% a~eVMY-12L
Nmrtfni '%. 2(mt

ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQiIAMTOR OY THE ABUVE-N.% hl EDUOMPANY


BUSINESS I








+


THE TRIBUNE


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 7B


JSG owners in $647k dispute


FROM page 1B


first call on John S George's
assets.
Realising that John S
George was a troubled busi-
ness, Tribune Business was
told that both Mr Wilson and
QBC ensured they were not
personally liable or exposed
if the retailer could not be
turned around. Hence the
move to issue the promissory
notes in John S George's
name, they argued, leaving
100 per cent of the onus on
that company.
The balance of the pur-


chase price was composed of
10 acres of land in western
New Providence, which was
to be conveyed to Mr Hutton
and his fellow JSG Holdings
shareholders as a group.
Sources close to Mr Wilson
and John S George ques-
tioned whether any of the
other investors were dissatis-
fied. "The deal was structured
in such a way that no arrange-
ment was made directly with
Ken and his in-laws," one
source said.
The other shareholders in
the JSG Holdings group
included BISX-listed Bench-
mark Bahamas, the Morley
and Pritchard families, and


NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREB Y-0I VEFN as falaws.

:zi i.ERAN[11IN] IN'rER.NATIONA . IID. irdin dis-fm uiiI'er


;i The Dk~rvIiiiu w f i'd Corrjinny comrrn. -im mNkw-mter 2.






-: 'dl pernsn ha~ing Clijii JmiflaWL ihe btiti-narned Compu~n we
rL4Iuiit' il vi IItrtxL ft I q daiy ofa-vis'iki. 'a. iiYJ10 ,Ciid'hiyLi
runiitN and aijU n.&i and pani,'uhan l ~i LCJi:Td.Ii it cLziinn EEu 1hz
I iiluiK-ilcir d 1 w cirn~pany rin df11 1 iiiiirrmiIiI~~v; imv
ew)Wr'Jd [nrwm th! hir.fi t i.F un)Jklribiai nn m:ii bk Wmc uch

NoMiyirbcr 3. ~N09

LAK.LISHA C01LLIL1





NOTICE
NOTICE I15IIEREB Ir-G I VE.N a,. fdow-




:bi The Di ;vIiul w of E.i-d Cornmpiny omi-mnm -n i"lNtcmber 2.






:.ji *dil penons habing CIjjimi daWfSL hc aW c-nairn':ICkniranywe
rLJ~L~iNL1 d (iv i INrtmuLft' I1qday I [l M-iInrI.I-%ON 4Iovid ,huiirI1
mUinic naL~ Jll %1U andAiLIparlL'CU~ILIn 1.11 rlk dLh4.% it ckzii1 UIINWihC
I iumilijdicir 41r I~'-ar 'impnry in. in e-ii 11:iiil h ~iIN-% miv I
ewik~d FRIOb hrVC i.FmJkdim mikMdc;u
No~ernlbcr 3. XM19

LAMEISHA COLLIE
LIUD.V01KOF -1-H k;A HOV NAMED UCUN1I-NY




NOTICE
NOTICE IS HIER EB Y GI V EN a% i~owk

SA)LFF.RIN0 LIMITED i% iin i doIuliiyuu aiLl 1' ih iii


:-The Dk~i ~llm f ,ii 4id C'cirtrpiny comilmrr -n di~N'wcmher 2.
.))1)"1 %h~n it, AfiljeliYDi\,4iu('psn wtre bwdd eis






rLcqLiiI;'d W til rbt r ixL 1 g1 day ul [XLx~izikici. �)JI)~ii.)i7Iiiiii

I .iluid~iir 4r Im'h-L -urrqlny iin diii i~lili irre'ill, h ri v i t

&-bi,. am pcovrd
Nowlylber 3. 2W9

LAKEKISHA COLLIE
LIQ'IU..�I4* (TH U AIIL)V UNAM EVCOMM)'AN




NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY 0GIV E.Na% follows.

:hi A~FFCTIiNArDO [NC. L31 LYII!M.0111u1ion ,un!Lr Ale


;i The Di-'.kouvI nf ii ~~d Corrjinny comrr-m- Jrim mNtwc-mer 2.





i1r. hquii ~ wi l l [i tct!uxL cL n ilv iky i% I A eizN a . 2 iiY, 10512ii111i
Trurice. Wicd Cen d r l'U i;Al.RhanLiCiii Lim tLdlImEi1z


Butterfield Bank (Bahamas)
chief, Robert Lotmore.
Still, Mr Hutton insisted in
his letter: "Tammy and I want
nothing more than to receive
the value of the consideration
(in cash) promised in the
agreement of June 13, 2007,
and leave you [Mr Wilson]
alone.
"The sooner this can be
done, the better. The last
thing we want to do is cause
disruptions to QBC, JSG, you
or any of your operations but
we will do whatever is neces-
sary to secure the funds due
to us."
He added: "We are very
confident in our legal posi-


tion, and very prepared to
pursue this as far as we have
to, for as long as we have to.
"I just wanted to give you a
final opportunity to come
back to the table to see if we
can settle the matter between
us. I hope you decide to take
me up on this offer as I won't
be repeating it again."
There is little doubt that
John S George remains a
troubled business, as the chain
is in the process of closing its
Harbour Bay store to focus
just on its remaining Palm-
dale headquarters and Cable
Beach outlets. Mr Wilson
admitted to Tribune Business
last month that John S


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LAIKEISHA COLLIE
LIQU[DATOR "WTHE AB(WE.NAMED COMPANY





NOTICE
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LIQUILUATOR 4 1Y THE ABOVE-N A M ED(COMP'ANY


George was "really struggling
to survive".
In addition, the company
has also been charged with
failing to pay $185,893 in


National Insurance Board
(NIB) contributions, being
ordered to return to court on
November 9, 2009, for settle-
ment.


NOTICE is hereby given that WILSON EDOUARD of South
Beach, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
27th day of October, 2009 to the Minister responsible for
nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




HELP WANTED

SERVICE UNDERWRITER

MUST BE COMPUTER LITERATE
HAVE GOOD CUSTOMER SKILLS

Please fax resume to 394-3885






NOTICE


In the Estate of SHERVIN McDIAL
BURROWS late of Nassau East North
in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands in
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Electrician, Deceased.


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 in writing
to the undersigned on or before Monday
the 30th day of November, A.D. 2009
afterwhich theAdministratrix will proceed
to distribute the assets of the deceased
among the persons entitled thereto having
regard only to the claims of which the
undersigned shall then have had notice.


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


DUPUCH & TURNQUEST & CO.
Chambers
308 East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-8181
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executrix


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ROYAL 3 FIDELITY

C F A L :? ~. I- CrN I A i
L LIzTIL I T,--,, I -I _, -ITI . - C.
MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1 484.90 1 CHG 8.69 I CHG 0.59 I YTD -227.-6 YTD . -13 28
FINDEX CLOSE 789 77 I YTD -5 40-1 I 2008 -12.31-.
WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM I TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 |I FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320
52 k-H. 52 k-Lo.Securt, Pre.ous Close Tod s Close Chnge D..,il, ol EPS I D. PE Yield
171 1 03 AML Foods Limited 1 16 1 17 0 01 102,309 0 127 0 000 92 0 00%
11 80 990 Bahamas Propey Fund 1075 1075 000 43,251 0992 0200 108 1 86%
9 30 5 90 Bank of Bahamas 5 90 5 90 0 00 23,788 0 244 0 260 24 2 441%
0 89 063 Benchmark 063 063 000 0 877 0000 N/M 000%
349 315 Bahamas Waste 315 315 000 0125 0090 252 286%
2 37 2 14 Fidelty Bank 237 2 37 0 00 153,706 0 055 0 040 43 1 169%
14 20 9 92 Cable Bahamas 9 92 992 0 00 43,207 1 406 0 250 71 2 52%
2 88 2 72 Colna Holdings 2 72 2 72 0 00 0 249 0 040 109 1 47%
7 50 5 26 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 557 574 017 178,912 0419 0300 137 523%
3 85 1 27 Consolidated Water BDRs 295 298 003 0 1 1 1 0052 26 8 1 74%
2 85 1 32 Doctor's Hospital 2 25 2 25 000 79,207 0 625 0 080 36 3 56%
8 20 6 28 Famguard 650 650 000 0 420 0 240 155 369%
12 50 8 80 Fnco 9 30 930 000 24,388 0 322 0 520 28 9 5 59%
11 71 9 87 FrstCarbbean Bank 9 87 9 87 000 36,195 0 631 0 350 156 3 55%
5 53 4 11 Focol (S) 434 434 000 55,854 0326 0150 13 3 3 46%
1 00 1 00 Focol Class B Preference 100 100 000 0000 0000 N/M 000%
045 027 Freepor Concrete 027 027 0 00 0 035 0000 7 7 0 00%
902 549 ICD UtIhtes 559 559 000 0407 0500 137 8 94%
1200 995 J S Johnson 995 995 000 0952 0640 105 643%
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol. Interest Maturity
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100 00 0 00 7% 19 October 2017
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelty Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100 00 0 00 Prime + 1 75% 19 October 2022
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelty Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100 00 0 00 7% 30 May 2013
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelty Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100 00 0 00 Prime + 1 75% 29 May 2015
Fidelity O %er-The-Counter Securities
52 k -HI 52 k-Lo Smbol Bid I Ask t 1 Last Price l.eekl /ol EPS I D.. P E VYield
14 60 7 92 Bahamas Supermarkets 10 06 11 06 14 00 -2 246 0 000 N/M 0 00%
8 00 6 00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 2 00 6 25 4 00 0 000 0 480 N/M 7 80%
Colina 0,.er-The-Counter Securities
41 00 29 00 ABDAB 30 13 31 59 29 00 4540 0000 903 000%
BISX Listed F.lutual Funds
52 k-Hn 52 k.Lo Fund a N e NAV/ YTD Las 12 ronhs DI. I Yield NA/V Dale
1 4038 1 3344 CFAL Bond Fund 1 4038 3 72 5 20 31-Aug-09
3 0350 2 8952 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2 8300 -3 75 -6 75 30-Sep-09
1 4957 1 4226 CFAL Money Market Fund 1 4957 4 30 513 23-0ct-09
35399 2 9759 Fdelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2 9759 12 10 -17 54 30-Sep-09
13 1751 12 3870 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13 1751 4 42 5 8630-Sep-09
103 0956 1000000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 1030956 310 2 52 30-Sep-09
1000000 99 4177 CFAL Global Equity Fund 99 4177 312 2 76 30-Sep-09
1 0000 1 0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1 0000 000 000 31 Dec-07
10 5884 10 0000 Fidehlty International Investment Fund 10 5884 5 88 5 88 30-Sep-09
1 0757 1 0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1 0757 3 86 5 30 30-Sep-09
1 0364 1 0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1 0305 -0 24 0 22 30-Sep-09
1 0709 1 0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund 1 0709 3 24 4 54 30-Sep-09
F.ARIKET TERFr.s
BisX ALL sHARE INDEX -l Dec 2 = 1000 00 YIELD -last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
k-Hi Highest c losing pr I b n last 52 wm tenks Bid $- Buying pr of ColJnr and FIdelIty
(S k-Low Lowesk S t ing price n last 52 weeks Ask elng price of Cona and fdety
Previous lo Previous days weighted price r daly volume L Pri Last traded overth counter price
hngehange in closing prce from day 2-02-010to day EP 2 -76 A company reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
DIV - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM -Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1 1994 = 100
(S) - 44or-1 Sto-k Split - E--ective Date al2007
($1) - ador-1 stock split - Efetive D-te 7111112007
TO TRADE CALLM OLINA 242.502.7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-388.7764 i PG CAPITAL MARKETS 242.396-4000 1 COLONIAL 242-502.7323







+


THE TRIBUNE


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 9B


WOMAN


Endoscopy
Revolutionising conventional brain surgery


By JEFFARAH GIBSON

AREVOLUTION has been taking place
these past few years in the field of
brain surgery. It used to be accepted
that persons in need of brain surgery had to
face various serious complications, and in
worst case scenarios even risks such as loss of
vision and death; at best they had to deal
with considerable pain and long recovery
periods.


But due to the emergence
of minimally invasive brain
surgery, individuals experi-
ence less pain and recuperate
much faster than when they
undergo conventional open
brain surgery. Not to men-
tion, many of the serious risks
are greatly reduced.
For years, doctors have
been trying to find ways to
reduce pain, scarring and long
recovery periods after open
brain surgery.
And as a result of advance-
ments in technology, mini-
mally invasive surgery has
now proven itself to be both
reliable and effective.
Endoscopy is a minimally
invasive surgery that involves
making small incisions under
the skin to remove lesions
from the brain, including
tumours that can be as big as
a softball.
This type of surgery is used
to assess the interior of an
organ by inserting a tube with
a camera and a fibre optic
light into the body.
Doctors get a close inter-
nal view of the brain as the
camera projects the images
on a large monitor, allowing
surgeons to see every "nook
and cranny" of the brain and
leading to greater precision
during the operation.
The operation leaves
absolutely no room for errors,
which is part of the reason its
development took such a long
time. Everything the doctor
does must be precise and on
point, any minor mistakes can
cause severe damage to the
brain.
Because of the level of
training required to perform
minimally invasive brain
surgery, it is only available in
a few countries around the
world.
But Bahamians have rela-
tively easy access to this high-
ly developed form of surgery
- they need only travel a short
distance to Florida to have
the operation done.
Dr Santiago Figuereo, MD,
at the Miami Neurological
Institute, is one of the few
highly trained neurological
surgeons in South Florida
who performs this type of
operation. He has 10 years of
experience in this area, and
has also performed the
surgery on a number of
Bahamians over the past few
years.
He recommends endoscopy
over traditional brain surgery
for the removal of minor


tumours, so that patients suf-
fer less pain and are able to
get back to living their lives as
quickly as possible.
"Prior to the innovation of
this endoscopic approach, a
patient with a colloid cyst or
pituitary tumour would have
to undergo traditional brain
surgery for the removal," he
said.
He explained to Tribune
Health the complex process
of traditional brain surgery,
touching on some of the com-
plications that could result
from the operation.
"Traditional brain surgery
is complicated and requires
that a large area of the skull
be temporarily removed while
the neurosurgeon cuts
through the brain to get to
the mass. There is a greater
risk of complications, which
includes seizures, memory
deficits, stroke, bleeding,
infections and others," he
said.
With endoscopic brain
surgery, not only are the risks
much reduced, the operation


IN recent years, scientists
have come to understand the
actual bio-chemical triggers
that manifest skin aging, such
as wrinkles, altered pigmen-
tation, and loss of skin tone.
These triggers are known
as:
* Reactive Oxygen Species
(ROS), also known as free
radicals.
* Matrix Metalloproteinas-
es (or MMPs).
* Advanced Glycation
End-products (AGEs).

Reactive Oxygen Species
(ROS) are dangerous oxygen
molecules generated by UV
rays and pollution. ROS


attack and react with stable
skin cell molecules, causing
cross-linking of collagen and
elastin (the cause of wrin-
kles) while lessening skin's
ability to repair itself.
Matrix Metalloproteinases
(MMPs) are enzymes acti-
vated by UV exposure or
inflammation. MMPs con-
tribute to the breakdown of


time is a lot shorter.
"Depending on the location
of the tumour, the operation
can take as little as three
hours to complete," Dr
Figuereo said.
Patients will also spend a
minimum of three to five days
in the hospital and they tend
to recover in a matter of
weeks.
"I have had a lot of patients
who've complained that they
don't want to be away from
work for such long periods of
time, but with this surgery
people can be up and running
within a matter of weeks," he
said.
For persons interested in
this operation he recommends
they do as much research as
they can, and select a doctor
who is an expert in the field
because, as he says, "it is a
safe procedure for only expe-
rienced hands."
Like all things, minimally
invasive surgery has its disad-
vantages. As mentioned
before, the level of training
required is high, and not
every surgeon can perform
this operation. Also, current-
ly the surgery is only used for
the removal of relatively
minor tumours, leaving the
bigger problems to the
decades-old approach of open
brain surgery.
Even though this form of
surgery represents one of the
frontiers of modern medicine,
conventional brain surgery is
still widely practiced today,
and there are some who pre-
fer the tried and true way.


NEUROSURGEON Dr Santiago Figuereo, MD, of the Miami Neu-
rological Institute.


collagen while inhibiting new
collagen formation.
The same glucose (sugar)
that provides energy for our
cells can also react with pro-
teins, including the skin's col-
lagen. This reaction results
in the formation of
Advanced Glycation End-
products (AGEs), which can
contribute to loss of elastici-
ty, wrinkles, inflammation,
inhibited skin cell growth and
accelerated aging.
Because we understand
these triggers, skin care pro-
fessionals are better
equipped to effectively treat,
and control the signs of skin
aging.


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BAHAMAS OIL REFINING COMPANY LIMITED
VOPAK TERMINAL BAHAMAS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

A vacancy exists within the Finance Department for a Chief Financial Offi-
cer. The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Managing Director. He/she is
responsible to assist in strategic pLanninin. the development and pricing of
new products, services and determination of financial capital requirements.
Analyze and interpret financial information required by the Managing Direc-
tor and Executive Management in order to make sound business decisions and
to bring the financial organization, processes, policies and reporting practices
to a level of sophistication appropriate to a leading world-class company. The
Chief Financial Officer functions as part of the senior management at the busi-
ness unit level, interacting with various departments, provide financial leader-
ship, oversight for company-wide accounting policies, control and procedures,
and ensuring the consistent application of International Accounting and Finan-
cial Reporting Standards and corporate policies throughout the organization.

The successful candidate will be required to:
* Support the Managing Director in financial assessment of new business
development and implementation of internal controls.
* Conduct monthly business performance reviews.
* Supervises all accounting, treasury and financial matters including
general accounting financial reporting, budgeting, capital funding,
financial systems, and merger and consolidation accounting.
* Ensure that the financial organization is designed and staffed with the
appropriate skills in order to maintain the integrity, accuracy and the
timeliness of financial reporting.
* Provide independent and objective appraisals of the Company's business
and function to ensure that they are operating with effective internal ac
counting controls.

The Chief Financial Officer must have a strong technical and analytical back-
ground with an understanding of IAS or US GAAP accounting and reporting
standards. He/She must have the ability to set and manage priorities, meet dead-
lines within compressed timeframes and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
He/She must have a successful track record in partnering with line management
to develop strategic and operating business plans, effective systems of control
and metrics for a dynamic global business. Some travel required. Strong com-
munication and managerial skills are essential.

Education:
* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
* Master's degree in business, a plus

Licensing/Certification:
* CA or CPA a must

Experience:
* 10 - 15 years of relevant accounting and reporting experience at a senior
level
* Experience with business planning and budget preparation
* Experience in treasury function activities: bank relationships, revolver
and cash management
* Experience in reporting to lenders under credit agreements
* Experience in developing and improving internal control systems
* Experience in external or internal auditing
* Supervisory experience of multiple tasked department
* Experience in partnering with line management
* External reporting experience
* Experience in the energy industry, preferred


Applications should be submitted to the:
Managing Director
Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited
Dba Vopak Terminal Bahamas
P. 0. Box F-42435, Freeport, Grand Bahama
On or before November 6, 2009


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and other causes of skin aging




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