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Publication Date: November 7, 2009
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- Former Cabinet Minister robbed by masked gunmen

A FORMER Cabinet Minister was approached by "a short man and a "I walked inside and closed the life. I mean they had the power to
robbed of his company's payroll yes- tall man". door and they drove off with the do it certainly," he told The Tribune.
terday after two masked men pulled Mr Miller said they emerged from money," he said. The former minister admitted he
guns on him late yesterday afternoon, a gold Chevy Lumina parked on the Mr Miller said the robbers got made the cardinal mistake of never
Former Trade and Industry Minis- property, one wielding a shotgun and away with thousands of dollars but
ter Leslie Miller was heading into his the other a handgun. he was grateful that they did not take changing s routine when it came to
Sunburst Paint business off the "They told me 'Miller drop the his life. handling the transfer of cash to and
Tonique Williams-Darling Highway money and don't look back. If you "I really do have to thank them from his business despite pleading
around 5.30 pm when he was look back we'll blow your head off'. because they could have taken my from his daughters to do so.


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TRAGEDY:The aftermath of the crash which killed Charlise Bain.


15-year-old girl dies

in horror bus crash

A TEENAGE girl was crushed to death
and eight other students from the Centre
for the Deaf were badly injured when the
bus taking them home was involved in a
horror crash yesterday afternoon.
Tragic Charlise Bain, 15, was killed when
she and a number of other youngsters were
thrown from the Mitsubishi van in which
they were travelling.
It is understood that it was the first time
that Charlise had used the van to take her
The accident happened yesterday after-
noon in Nassau Village when the Centre

for the Deaf's grey Mitsubishi collided with
a white 1995 Dodge van. The Mitsubishi is
said to have rolled over several times, caus-
ing severe injuries to Charlise.
Eyewitnesses told The Tribune of the
shock and horror at what they saw.
Dimitri McFall,18, whose home on
Spruce Street is only a few feet from the
accident scene, was the first to scramble to
aid the deaf students.
He said he managed to pull the driver of
the Mitsubishi and a couple of students from
SEE page 12

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RIE mother-oe -

Death penalty seen as a

'cure-all for crime' - PM
Tribune Staff Reporter
CALLS to bring back the death penalty are "fashionable"
because it's seen as a "cure-all for crime", the Prime Minister
warned yesterday.
And he said he believes crime will remain a problem because
too many people "excuse" it.
Speaking to the FNM's Women's Association at his party's
Convention, Hubert Ingraham said crime "remains at unac-
ceptably high levels in our society" and noted that while the
government is responding "on many fronts" the fight against
crime "requires the active support of the public."
"It has become fashionable in many quarters to call for the
SEE page six


PM: A 'glimmer of light'

on the economic horizon
PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham delivered a strong defence
of his government's response to the global economic crisis last
night - even while hinting at "a glimmer of light" on the horizon.
Mr Ingraham told his party's convention that the PLP are wag-
ing a "desperate and dishonest" campaign to convince the public
that the FNM is responsible for the crisis, but said he is confident
"the Bahamian people will not be fooled by them".
"They know that we have as much control over these matters as
we have over the hurricanes that sweep off the Atlantic from time
to time to wreak their devastation on us and the region," Mr
Ingraham said.
He noted that financial catastrophe has ravaged the economies
around the world, and in the Bahamas has resulted in the loss of
tens of thousands of tourists, thousands of jobs and affected vir-
tually every family in the country.
Mr Ingraham said that even as government revenue has con-
SEE page six





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Man, 26, arraigned

after fatal stabbing

Tribune Staff Reporter

A MAN was arraigned in court
yesterday following a fatal stabbing
in Montell Heights.
Xavient Taylor, 26, is accused of
murdering James Gardiner on Mon-
day, November 2. He appeared
before Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane.
Mr Gardiner, 42, of Augusta
SEE page six







Cuba meeting could have

trade-offs for Bahamas

Tribune Staff Reporter

A FRAMEWORK for trade
with Cuba will be forged fol-
lowing a landmark meeting
between the Bahamian and
Cuban Chambers of Commerce
at an international trade fair in
The Bahamian delegation,
led by Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce (BCOC) executive
director Philip Simon and first
vice-president Gershan Major,
returned to Nassau this week
having agreed to foster and
facilitate business with Cuban
Chamber of Commerce Secre-
tary General Ivan Marichal
Aguilera. Mr Marichal insisted
there are no bars to trade with
the Bahamas and vowed to pro-
vide all the information neces-
sary in order to assist trade
between the neighbours.
Cuba suffered a 36 per cent
decrease in foreign trade over
the last year as the communist-
ruled island battles the effects
of the global recession. The
27th Havana International

GERSHAN MAJOR at the Ron Leg-
endario exhibition in the Havana
International Trade Fair.
Trade Fair (FIHAV) fair, fea-
turing exhibitions from 51
countries around the world,
aimed to put Cuba back on the
global business map.
The 10 BCOC delegates rep-
resenting a cross-section of
Bahamian industry examined
and assessed the opportunities
for doing business with Cuba
on their first trade mission to
the country. And both Cham-
bers agreed to sign a memo-
randum of understanding to set
trade in motion at a meeting
attended by Bahamian ambas-
sador to Cuba Vernon Burrows

on Wednesday. Mr Major said:
"This visit really comes at a crit-
ical time in global economic
trade, to the extent to which
our two countries can begin to
create greater links and oppor-
tunities which I believe can mit-
igate against some of the crisis
we can see in the global com-

And Mr Marichal agreed
there are many opportunities
for Bahamian entrepreneurs
among Cuba's 700 manufactur-
ing and commercial companies,
including those which export
goods and services.
The secretary general of the
Cuban Chamber of Commerce
also encouraged Bahamian
businesses to market their
products in Cuba, for both
import and manufacturing.
But in a country where all
companies are owned by the
government, Mr Marichal
warned that foreign businesses
must be realistic.
He said: "Very frequently we

meet foreign companies that do
not have a realistic vision of
what it is to do trade or busi-
ness with Cuba.
"We must change that, and
we are trying to provide the dif-
ferent companies with all the
information necessary so they
know how to do business with
Cuban companies which is in
fact very easy.
"There is no secret. We have
no special preferences, all we
take into consideration is the
intention of the foreign com-
From there good business
relationships can be formed and
the opportunities for invest-
ment explored, Mr Marichal
said. Bahamian businessman
and Havana resident Lindbergh
Smith said he would further
facilitate trade with the launch
of a new shipping company,
Blue Caribbean Shipping,
which will move cargo between
Havana, Freeport and Nassau
twice a week from December 1.
Mr Marichal hopes demand
for such services will grow as
business between the two
nations takes off.

SAMPLING RON LEGENDARIO: Pictured left to right are Gershan Major,
Orthnel Humes, Aaron Brice, Philip Simon and Ambassador Vernon Bur-

He and Mr Major both
expressed hope the first
Bahamian trade mission to
Cuba will not be the last, as the
BCOC first vice-president said
their historical and cultural
links make the two countries
not just neighbours, but family.
He invited a Cuban delega-
tion to visit the Bahamas and
said he hopes Bahamian com-
panies will take advantage of
the newly confirmed friendship
by hosting exhibitions at the
next trade fair. Mr Marichal
said: "In all business Chambers
of Commerce play a very
important role.
"You surpassed me by rec-
ommending a memorandum of
understanding, the exchange of
information about peculiarities
and regulations for trade in
both countries, and I think it's
most important to propose a
plan of action that will allow us
at the next edition of this fair to
sit in this very same room and

find out what we have
achieved." The BCOC execu-
tive director is optimistic about
the prospects the meeting has
opened for Bahamian busi-
nesses and hopes it will be the
first of many to come.
Mr Smith, who organises
trade missions around the
world, said: "There is a natural
curiosity that exists between
Cuba and the Bahamas given
its proximity and the growing
interest in that market and its
"We sought to take advan-
tage of the timing of the inter-
national trade fair to conduct
our first mission to Cuba and
establish a framework making
contact with the Cuban Cham-
ber of Commerce and local
business and dispelling the
myths associated with doing
business in Cuba.
"To that extent the objective
is achieved which is a measure
of success."


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O In brief

Armed robbers
storm Texaco
service station
ARMED robbers stormed
the Texaco service station on
East Bay Street at around
12.30pm on Thursday.
Police responding to the
incident were told a man had
burst into the store, pulled out
a handgun and robbed the
staff of an undetermined
amount of cash.
The suspect then escaped in
an aqua/green Nissan Sentra.
Police have launched an
investigation into the robbery
and are appealing to the pub-
lic for help.
Anyone with information
that may assist the investiga-
tion should call police urgent-
ly on 502-9991 or call Crime
Stoppers on 328-TIPS (8477).

Man shot in legs
while walking
A MAN was shot in
both legs while walking on
Bernard Road on early Fri-
day morning shortly after
The man was reportedly
with a friend walking west
near Sandilands Primary
School when he heard gun-
shots behind him and fell
to the ground at around

The victim was rushed
to Princess Margaret Hos-
pital for treatment and
police were called.
An investigation was
launched into the shooting,
but officers have not yet
made contact with the
Anyone with informa-
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police should call: 502-9930
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ACCUSED: ['eamai 1:1 1in ani CI'1, Sutiellyn F:c1riniln
being escorted from court.

FOUR men and two women
were arraigned in a Magis-
trate's Court yesterday, accused
of defrauding the National
Insurance Board of hundreds
of dollars through the unem-
ployment benefit scheme.
Keith Carroll, 30, of Yellow
Elder Gardens; Lincere Fleri-
ma, 27, of Gamble Heights;
Suellyn Rahming, 26, of Nas-
sau Village; Deandra Brown,
21, of Kool Acres; Tavares
Archer, 28, of South Beach; and
Adrian Thompson, 35,
appeared before Magistrate
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Nassau Street yesterday,
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each granted bail in the sum of
$1,000. Archer and Thompson
were both granted bail in the
sum of $2,000. Flerima was
granted bail in the sum of
$1,500. Brown was granted
$2,500 bail.
The case was adjourned to
March 1, 2010.

Online poll: Most Tribune readers

oppose Montagu fish market move
MOST Tribune readers who face of the hard economic time pressing. The shoreline is a dis-
voted in our latest online poll which the world faces, we need grace and the extent to which
are against the idea of moving to look at other ways in which seabeds are polluted and dam-
the Montagu fish market, but we could diversify our econo- aged due to the carelessness
insist the area must be made my. and blatant disregard of the
clean and safe. One such medium is through vendors is deplorable.
Following last week's town fishing and if the place was "Close the area down entire-
meeting organised by the Mon- made more attractive and clean Close the area down entire-
tagu Foreshore Steering Com- one would see that Bahamians ly to commercial use, turn it
mittee-which highlighted traf- would be glad to support the into a park or walking area
fic and sanitation problems cre- local fishermen. (similar to what was done to
ated by the market and the "Now I know that because it the area east of the ramp), and
adjacent boat ramp - tri- would be located in the Eastern leave it that way." asked its readers area of New Providence, resi- Regardless of how they vot-
what they think should be done dents may differ on it, but once ed, Tribune readers agreed that
with the area. there is proper security and the some action needs to be taken -
Of the 137 that voted, 75 said place is kept clean and the as only three readers said they
the committee should "Create development is properly would choose to leave the site
the necessary facilities to planned, everything should be as is.
accommodate a clean, healthy OK." Stanley Jackson said: "Too
market", while only 33 readers much talk and not enough
voted that the market be relo- Cleaning action.
cated to another area of the action.
foreshore and 26 voted for According to Bush Lawyer, "Potters Cay has also had it's
"commercial activity" to be the ramp needs "cleaning and share of 'talk' for decades. Both
removed from the area com- monitoring", locations remain in 4th world
pletely. "The tables they use to hold conditions while the FNM and
One reader, JR, called for their catch on are dilapidated, PLP administrations continue
the market to be redesigned, and lack of pride shows every- to blow smoke screens. The
suggesting that government where, Language like the 'F- whole country has too much
renovate the area and prohibit word' is common . . . and the talk and not enough action."
direct vehicle access from the flies! Someone needs to do
main road, instead creating a something now, enough talk- t_
side entrance further west on ing, let's have some action."
East Bay Street. Meanwhile, Fed Up believes
He also recommended prop- the area is "hazardous, unsani-
er sanitation, waste disposal tary, and a general nuisance -
and bathroom facilities, and and that's without commenting
said government should charge on the crowd the area attracts.
vendors for stalls and make "The traffic is a massive
refrigeration facilities a require- problem, but the health and
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Obama needs to hit the reset button

WASHINGTON - Press reports say
President Obama didn't watch election
returns on Tuesday. And while he didn't get
any "3 a.m. phone calls" about the results, I
am sure at some point he heard and was not
too happy when he did.
Voters handed defeats to Democrats and
Obama in two key gubernatorial match-ups
this week. Many will draw their own lessons
from last Tuesday's thumping in Virginia
and New Jersey, but one thing is clear: Vot-
ers are leery of extreme partisanship, the
kind that governs from one side of the aisle;
the kind of behavior - despite promises to
the contrary during the 2008 campaign -
we've witnessed from President Obama and
the Democrats in Congress all year.
Voters were indiscriminating. They took
out a Democratic incumbent (John Corzine
in New Jersey) and overwhelmingly voted
Republican in Virginia, a state that had twice
prior elected Democratic governors and
backed Obama in 2008.
The message: Governing in a partisan
manner creates a sea of ill will - anger that
could drown the Democratic majority in
Congress in next year's midterm elections.
What lessons will the White House learn
from these political setbacks? It's probably
too late to change course on health care,
but how about a fresh approach on the bud-
get next year?
The president and his team recognize the
potency and dangers of the budget situa-
tion. The Washington Times reported earli-
er this week that the White House has sent a
number of signals suggesting it understands
the gravity - both politically and economi-
cally - of the rising tide of red ink.
The budget deficit is "going to have to
come down," Treasury Secretary Timothy
Geithner said on "Meet the Press" last Sun-
day. "Now it's too high and I think every-
body understands this."
The U.S. fiscal outlook indeed has signif-
icantly deteriorated in the past year - a
principal reason behind the rising tide of
voter distress. As Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.,
noted recently, "The budget that they (the
Obama administration) sent here, has a tril-
lion-dollar deficit every year for the next 10
years and raises the public debt of this coun-
try from 40 percent of GDP to 80 percent of
the GDP."
These numbers are unsustainable. One
party can no longer address them unilater-
ally. Attempting it alone will result in polit-
ical disaster. So no one even tries.
This is where the "other" deficit matters.
Call it "the good will gap." Like the budget
deficit, it's expanding exponentially. A per-
manent campaign mentality contributes to
the chasm. Each side waits for the other to

make an unpopular policy choice, then they
pounce. Threats of 30-second attack ads
become a deterrent to necessary action.
So is it possible our fiscal problems now
outstrip the political system's ability to solve
them? Many think that's the case.
"It's both depressing and scary," the head
of a business trade association told me. "I
think we have a long and dark road ahead
until someone realizes that our current sys-
tem is just plain broken."
A Senate leadership aide agreed. "The
process we're going through on health care
is creating more, not less divisiveness," the
aide told me. Certain types of legislation -
like reining in big budget deficits or reform-
ing the health care system - just can't be
done in a partisan manner, he said. Health
care may pass, he told me, but it will further
divide, not heal, polarized wounds.
They are both right.
So here's an inconvenient truth the Oba-
ma administration has yet to get its arms
around. And maybe Tuesday night's results
will help drive home the message: Address-
ing the budget deficit requires first closing
the good will gap. Unfortunately we've trav-
eled nearly a decade in American politics
without that kind of ditente.
George H.W. Bush did it by forging bipar-
tisanship on foreign policy. Bill Clinton did
it on the budget.
George W. Bush worked with Democrats
on education reform. Sometimes a crisis like
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks can refuel an
empty tank.
Yet while Obama spoke about forging
bipartisanship more than any candidate in
recent history, his presidency has only
expanded the good will gap.
Like it our not, America faces twin deficits
- one concerns cash and the other is about
consensus. Given the magnitude of our fiscal
situation, we can't fix the first without
addressing the second.
Obama needs to understand this connec-
tion. Based on his political behavior on issues
like the stimulus and health care, it's unclear
he does. Tuesday's results send a strong sig-
nal. Obama needs to hit the reset button in
his approach to big, controversial issues like
taming the budget deficit. He should tell the
White House staff to hang up on House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and start
phoning some Republicans.

This article is by By Gary Andres (New
York Times News Service) C.2009 Hearst
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EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read in your paper some
days ago that the FNM and the
PLP were starting a "war of
words" - I added nonsense.
Who cares? Sometimes we
smile when one side scores a
point provided it is your side,
but really, what do we care
We care about electricity -
is there light and why does it
cost a fortune? We care about
water - does it come out of
the tap when we turn it on at a
reasonable cost. We care about
the telephone - can we call
our friends - is the network
working. We care about securi-
ty - are the police doing a good
job - can we trust them and
have they been trained prop-
erly to use their arms? We care
about roads - is our car rattled
to pieces by potholes every time
we drive on the roads - each
of us cares about different
things but basically we care
about good governance - and
are we getting it - NO.
Most of us care little whether
we have an FNM or PLP Gov-

ernment, as long as they are
trying diligently to make our
lives better. Right now a major-
ity of the people have no
respect for politicians and look
upon them as a blight on our
community - that is their fault.
Today in the paper there is
an article with Tommy Turn-
quest hitting out at the PLP and
another with Big Bad Brad
slamming the FNM. Who
cares? I say if you cannot say
anything positive do not bother
to open your mouth or waste
precious space.
I would respectfully suggest
that newspapers only print
political articles that are posi-
tive and have some bearing on
the lives we lead. Cut out the
ranting and raving and name
calling and if politicians have
something to say that is posi-
tive, give it big billing and
maybe if that is the only way
they can get publicity, the non-

sense will stop. There are some
good politicians, whom I am
sure are working for the com-
mon good, but because we dis-
respect the class they get little
recognition. For example, take
Shirley Street which is an
embarrassment to the country,
I think people would agree,
what is the positive story?
When is it going to be fixed and
what is happening?
Then there are so many insti-
tutions, charities, clubs, com-
panies and individuals that are
doing great things for the coun-
try and need help, such as those
I am involved with, The
Bahamas National Trust, The
Nassau Society, The Bahamas
Girl Guide Association, who
can hardly get space in the
paper because of the "War of
Words" and nonsense.
If we all make an effort, we
can make this country a bea-
con for the world and not a
laughing stock.

November 5, 2009.

Clearly the GBPA is lost in the

middle of the Bermuda triangle
EDITOR, The Tribune. reconcile and make peace and then together
make a simple decision - it is time to sell and
The recent article appearing in a Nassau news- move on?
paper as to the opinion of our Sir Jack Hayward There could not be a better time for this
and the ongoing interest of Hutchinson-Wham- because with the economic situation as it is any
pao in acquiring controlling interests in the Port major Grand Bahama investor would have at
Group inter alia GBPA is interesting to say the least 12-18 months to position themselves ready-
least, especially if you google some of the names ing the Port to take the fullest advantage when
the writer drops as possible alternatives to the turn happens (yes folks a turn to the positive
Hutchinson. will come, possibly late in the last quarter of
The British peer who is alleged to be very 2011).
close to the leader of the UK Conservative par- The Fleming Group came and disappeared -
ty and a tax-refuge in Belize and attracts con- rumours flew around about "the Russians were
siderable comment as to some of his past business coming" but nothing happened - I hear
dealings and many allegations, sort of follows rumours from the Caribbean that the principal of
the past of those interested in Grand Bahama Ginn has been seen in Cayman, so how safe is
Port Authority, where we seem to attract what their Ginn sur Mer? Foxwood was supposed to be
could only be described politely as those who making a decision in 48 hours and yet again noth-
might not be able to pass a litmus test. ing happened.
Clearly GBPA is lost in the middle of the Hoping the "pirates" will be held at bay as
Bermuda triangle trying, I suggest, ideas and the Grand Bahama deserves better - they have
putting on a good face desperately - anyone suffered so much over the years.

viewing the JCN Conference on Grand Bahama,
has to so conclude. Executive team not
The bottom-line is that the Partners have to

November 5, 2009.

Stricter commercial vehicles regulations needed

EDITOR, The Tribune.
We, the undersigned, are
respectfully asking the govern-
ment of the Bahamas through
the Department of Road Traf-
fic to enact stricter regulations
for owning and operating large
commercial vehicles on the
island of New Providence.
At the very least, we ask that
the Department of Road Traf-
fic launch an educational cam-
paign that would encourage the
drivers of these vehicles to
operate their trucks with care

and respect as they traverse
New Providence's increasingly
crowded and busy streets.
It is a fact that people in pas-
senger vehicles are especially
vulnerable in collisions with
large trucks because of the
great difference in weight
between cars and large tucks.
Statistics estimate that "in two-
vehicle crashes involving pas-
senger vehicles and large trucks,
98 per cent of the fatalities were
occupants of the passenger vehi-
cle." As these vehicles fre-
quently carry heavy loads that

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no doubt place great demand
on their parts, we ask that the
department encourage thor-
ough inspections bi-annually to
ensure that the pedestrian and
the motoring public are rea-
sonably protected against
mishaps that may occur from a
malfunctioning vehicle.
Operators of large vehicles
are frequently observed driving
recklessly, irresponsibly and
sometimes speeding.
For example, Large Com-
mercial Trucks often speed
while driving on the highway
and are seen overtaking 1-2 cars
at a time.
Some of these drivers also
choose to travel narrow roads
that do not adequately allow
for two-way traffic flows of
average size vehicles.
Trailer-bed trucks are fre-
quently seen through Deveaux
Street riding up on the sidewalk
to avoid collisions with other
vehicles on that narrow street.
We ask that these vehicles be
confined to major roads that
are wide enough to accommo-
date them and for stricter
penalties for drivers who are
found not only to be driving
their vehicle in excess of the
speed limit, but who are found
not to be driving with due care
and attention.
This includes tailgating or
close following, improper main-
tenance, and aggressive driving
Additionally, owners and dri-
vers of these trucks should be
severely fined when found
operating these vehicles that
are in no condition (many do
not have visible license plates,
non-working turning signals,
non-working rear end lights,
etc.) to be on the road and/or
have excessive or improperly
secured cargo loads.
This is a serious issue that
needs to be addressed.

November, 2009.


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Christ Church Cathedral
Schedule of Services & Events for
Sunday November 8th - Thursday November 19th, 2009

Sunday November 8th
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Remembrance Sunday
The Commemoration of the Saints & Martyrs of
The Caribbean
8:30 a.m. One combined Parish Morning Service

11:00 a.m. Traditional Remembrance Day Service

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Christ Church Anglican Church Women
Harvest Tea & Fashion Show
(Parish Hall)

6:00 p.m. Solemn Evensong, Sermon & Benediction

Sunday November 15th, 2009
Harvest Thanksgiving
7:30 a.m. Holy Communion Service
9:00 a.m. Sung Eucharist
11:15 a.m. Holy Communion Service

4:00 p.m. The Annual Festival of Hymns & Anthems
Free Admission - An Offering will be taken

Monday November 16'h - Wednesday November 18th
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Ruth Elaine Schram Music Workshop

Thursday, November 19t - 7:00 p.m.
Ruth Elaine Schram Music Workshop Concert
Donation: $15.00
Box Office Christ Church Cathedral





Up to 400 civil servants likely to

be relocated by end of November

Tribune Staff Reporter
Scrapping plans to relocate them to a
Cable Beach hotel tower, the govern-
ment expects to move up to 400 civil
servants to another location by the end
of the month, The Tribune has learned.
Having initially considered whether
a disused Wyndham Resort tower
could provide a new temporary head-
quarters for staff from the Ministries of
Education and Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture, who fear that mould in their cur-
rent building is damaging their health,
the government was forced change
course when it was discovered that
parts of the long-closed hotel tower
also suffered from a mould infestation.
Almost six weeks on from its initial
announcement that it was seeking to

move the staff,
Minister of Edu-
cation and
recently elected
FNM chairman
Carl Bethel said
the government
has now man-
aged to "devise
an acceptable
resolution to the
problem" which
does not involve
the Wyndham

Mr Bethel said he is expecting to
have final confirmation on the plan
from Cabinet shortly, after which a

definitive statement on the matter will
be made.
The Tribune was informed by the
education minister some time ago that
the Teachers and Salaried Workers
Co-operative Credit Union on East
Street was the second most popular
site behind the Wyndham tower for
the relocation of the civil servants
before it was determined that the tow-
er displayed evidence of mould.
Mr Bethel said yesterday that the
core activities of the ministries will all
go to one site, while certain "satellite
operations" will be found alternative
temporary homes.
In the meantime it is anticipated that
work will be done at the original
Thompson Boulevard headquarters of
the two ministries to address the mould
problem with a view to moving the
staff back in around six months.


"I vex because I got a
parking ticket because public
officials don't know how to
do their job.
"I stopped at a restaurant
on Bay Street the other day
for a quick bite and of course
there was nowhere to park.
But I breathed a sigh of
relief when I squeezed into a
space close to Scotia Bank.
"I mussy was gone 15 min-
utes when I meet one police
writing me a ticket, telling
me I park on the bus stop.
"When I look, I see couple
fade out yellow lines that I
noticed for the first time, and
the police tell me I suppose
to know that was a designat-
ed 'no parking' zone.
"When I went down to the
tourism police station to give
them piece of my mind, they
t'row the blame on the Min-
istry of Works telling me I

have to file a complaint with
them because it's their
responsibility to make the
sign clear."
- Robin S, Cable Beach
"I vex at this one restau-

rant that mussy don't want
to make money. Every time
I go in there for breakfast -
at quarter to nine in the
morning, mind you - they
never have what I want.
"One time they hardly had
any grits, and it ain' like this
place is be popping off with
customers; I only go there
because they cater to my
dietary needs.
"But it is getting ridicu-
lous, four out of the last five
times I went there they did-
n't have the dish I normally
order and the girl behind the
counter was so unapologetic
as if she ain' know money
walking out their door never
to return!"
- Hungry on .lim /h y Street
"I vex that after listening
to both party's conventions
all I hear is the same ol'

same ol' from the same ol'
"I know there is only one
Barack Obama but is it too
much to ask for to have
some clear, concise, inspir-
ing words from our political
leaders instead of finger
pointing and mud slinging?
"We all know they play-
ing 'poli-tricks' and going to
have a drink and cigar
together at the end of the
day while the poor Bahami-
an people suffer for their bad
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.........................0.. N O VNTO COERAG

PM: We are now in position to pay what

is owed to doctors, nurses, teachers

FROM page one
traced, spending has had to
increase to accommodate addi-
tional numbers of students in
government schools as parents
find themselves unable to meet
private school fees.
He said the government has
also had to spend to meet the
demands of increased atten-
dance at public health facilities

by previously employed or
insured persons and expand
food programmes and other
assistance to those in need.
The prime minister said: "As
with most governments
throughout the world, the gov-
ernment of the Bahamas has
had to increase its borrowings
and rely on deficit spending to
partially sustain living stan-
dards; an unsustainable prac-

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Ti phome number: 324-2M38
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tice in the long run.
"Thankfully, prudence, prac-
tised by the FNM government
in two terms in office between
1992 and 2002, and discipline
now, have given the country
some cushion, and will help the
path to recovery as the global
economic situation improves."
Mr Ingraham warned that no
one can be certain how long the
crisis will last, but said "we are
beginning to see a glimmer of
light at the end of the tunnel
into which we were plunged."
But he noted that according
to economists, while the global
economy has begun its recovery
in the United States and West-
ern Europe, so far this has been
a "jobless recovery".
This, in turn, has kept the
Bahamas' tourism numbers
depressed and affected numer-
ous spin-off industries, he said.
Mr Ingraham said the gov-
ernment has responded by
enhancing social assistance pro-
grammes, helping those whose
power has been disconnected,
introducing the "landmark"
National Insurance unemploy-
ment benefit scheme, and
developing a job training pro-
"Your FNM government has
responded to the current eco-
nomic crisis in a timely and
appropriate manner so as not to
jeopardise the ability of our
economy to respond and grow
when the international econo-
my rebounds," Mr Ingraham
He noted that the govern-
ment has accelerated a number
of infrastructure improvement
and development projects so as
to spur increased activity in the
economy and create jobs. "In
addition to road repaving
around New Providence we re-
started an expanded New Prov-
idence Road Improvement Pro-
ject. Already you have heard
of progress being made on the
new highway that will link JFK
Drive and West Bay Street and
the development of the beach-
side park at Saunders Beach.

"Additionally, we have
obtained funding from the Chi-
nese Government to facilitate
the construction of a four-lane
highway leading from the Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port to the College of the
Bahamas campus in Oakes
He also noted the govern-
ment's support of small busi-
ness start-ups through the Self
Starter programme, under
which more than 400 Bahami-
ans have received funding.
"This programme, started in
2007, is specially designed to
give promising young Bahami-
ans between the ages of 18 and
30, access to capital and pro-
fessional mentoring by experi-
enced professionals to guide
them in the development of
their business plans," Mr Ingra-
ham said.
He said that young people in
New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Abaco, Andros,
Crooked Island, Eleuthera and
Exuma have taken advantage
of this opportunity.
He went on to note that the
FNM is "advanced in its plan-
ning" to introduce a temporary
jobs creation programme to
employ 2,500 persons for a
maximum of six months.
"If circumstances permit and
if required, the programme may
be extended for a further six
months," he said.
Mr Ingraham also

announced that the government
is now in a position to honour
its contracts with several public
sector unions.
"We will now proceed to pay
teachers the $800 lump sum
payment provided for under the
terms of the Bahamas Union
of Teachers contract. This pay-
ment will cost $3.2 million. We
will also pay the four per cent
increase in salary to nurses
under the Nurses Union con-
tract at an annual cost of $1.8
million, and we will pay the 1.5
percent increase in doctors'
salaries as provided for in the
Doctors' Union Agreement, at
an annual cost of $844,000.
"We will commence discus-
sions to agree a way forward
for the implementation of the
agreed health insurance cover-
age for nurses," he said.
Mr Ingraham said a supple-
mentary Appropriations Bill
for $26.5 million will be pre-
sented to Parliament on
November 16 to fund the tem-
porary employment scheme
and to make payments to the
public sector unions.
The prime minister said the
PLP's "rhetoric" during its
national convention "could not
disguise the fact that, notwith-
standing the sound economic
fundamentals we left in place
in 2002, they proved incapable
of maintaining fiscal discipline
or of adopting sensible eco-
nomic policies.

vention yesterday.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

SFROM page one Ingraham speaks on death penalty

death penalty as a cure-all for
crime in our country. It is a
view no doubt which reflects
our frustration and our vexa-
tion with a problem which
appears to elude resolution,"
he said.
"But crime is permitted to
exist and to continue in our
country because too many of
us excuse crime; blame any-
one except the perpetrator for

committing the crime. This
must stop.
"Being fatherless is not a
reason for becoming a crimi-
nal. Many without a father,
indeed, without parents,
become leading citizens and
positive role models in our
"Ignorance is not a suffi-
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Poverty is not an excuse for
crime. Unemployment is not a
justification for crime. Envy
is never a good reason for
crime. And anger must never
be used to defend or excuse
crime," he added. Although
issuing this admonishment,
the Prime Minister assured
the women that the FNM
government is seeking to fight
crime "on many fronts".
He said: "In our schools
and in community pro-
grammes, in concert with
churches and NGOs commit-
ted to building character in
young offenders.
"We are strengthening our
judicial services and the
courts, facilitating the engage-
ment of additional judges and
upgrading and improving con-
ditions in the courts.
"We are improving the
management of our Police
Force; ensuring continued
education and training at all
levels and across a broad
spectrum of specialties. And
we continue to work to
improve our penal system and
to reduce the rate of recidi-
vism. It is important for all of
us to understand that what-
ever we do on the legislative
and policy end, the fight
against crime requires the
support, the active support,
of the public."

Man arraigned

FROM page one
Street, Nassau, was said to be
visiting a friend in the Montell
Heights area when he got into
an argument with another
man and was stabbed in the
chest. He died later in hospi-
Taylor, of Key West Street,
Nassau, was not required to
enter a plea to the murder
charge. He told the court that
he is being represented by
attorney Murrio Ducille who
was not present at his arraign-
ment yesterday.
A preliminary inquiry will be
held to determine whether
there is sufficient evidence to
have Taylor stand trial in the
Supreme Court. The case was
adjourned to November 16
and transferred to Court 5,
Bank Lane. Taylor was
remanded to Her Majesty's





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Tribune Staff Reporter

LOCAL animal rights activists feel the
passage of the proposed Animal Protec-
tion and Control Bill is long overdue and
are hoping government will soon bring the
legislation before parliament.
The Bill - a draft of which is available
online for public commentary - proposes to
increase the penalties for animal abuse, reg-
ulate pet owners and animal breeders and
place heavy penalties on dog and cock-
Animal rights activists have been pushing
government for years to update the coun-
try's antiquated animal protection laws. In
2005 an ad hoc committee completed a pro-
posed bill, however the legislation was nev-
er passed.
Inspector Percy Grant, shelter manager
and education officer at the Bahamas
Humane Society, said the new laws would
give animal protection agencies more
"teeth" to punish those who are cruel to
animals or flout animal protection laws.
"The Humane Society has been trying
to get this passed for many years and we're
very pleased now finally that the govern-
ment has taken up to do it and we're hoping

the public makes comments so that every-
thing can be up and running," Inspector
Grant said.
Considering the Bahamas' long history of
lax enforcement when it comes to animal
laws, activists conceded that even when the
legislation is enacted, it will be a challenge
to get the public to adhere to the changes.
"I think it's going to take time because of
the culture, but at least we will have it and
be able to do lots of education in the mean-
time, but at least we'll have the measures in
place," said Mr Grant.
Kate Seilier, of the newly formed animal
rights group Bahamas Alliance for Animal

Rights and Kindness (BARK), agrees.
"I think it's going to be very difficult if
you've lived your whole life with animals
loose in the yard but it's educating people
on responsible ownership of animals and
its going to need a lot of serious work by
everybody," she told The Tribune yesterday.
The draft Bill also calls for mandatory
identity tags for dogs; prohibits a pet from
being a public nuisance or being at large;
and will establish an animal control unit to
deal with impounded animals.
The draft can be viewed at Public comments are
invited until November, 16.

Sunrise Rotary Club seeks tools to equip van

THE Sunrise Rotary Club
is requesting working tools
to equip the van that they
will use on their various civic
projects and also as a disas-
ter relief vehicle.
Past district governor for
district 7020 of Rotary Inter-
national Richard McCombe
said: "We want to fit it out
so that when we go to a
community service project,
whether it's painting some
place or fixing community
bathrooms - we have all of
the equipment with us. If we
are prepared effectively we
can get as much done as

possible within the time
frame that we have."
Suggestions include, but
are not limited to, drills,
drop cords, sledge hammers,
roof rack and extension lad-
ders, jumper cables or chain-
saws. The club can also use
clean-up materials; duct,
electrical and other tapes,
and flashlights.
Until November 14, the
club will bring the Tool Van
to weekly rotary meetings
in Nassau to solicit support
for the project.
The Sunrise Club is also
inviting the public to attend

a steak-out on Saturday,
November 14, the proceeds
of which will support the van
project. Interested persons

should contact Mark White-
house on 422-4027 or email:

NOTICE is hereby given that ADLINE JEAN-LOUIS of KEMP
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 7th day of November, 2009
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT tract of land comprising
568.37 acres granted by the Crown to HENRY ARMBRISTER
designated as Grant E-79A and called 'Barataria' or
'Camperdown' and situate about 2 miles Northwest of Arthur's
Town Airport on Cat Island, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act of 1959
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Sam Dean


Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 28th day
of August, A.D. 2008.

The Petition of Sam Dean of Arthur's Town, Cat Island, one of
the Islands of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas showeth in
respect of:

ALL THAT tract of land comprising 568.37 acres and
situate approximately 2 miles Northwest of Arthur's Town
Airport on Cat Island one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth Of The Bahamas and more particularly
described as follows:

Starting at a point at the High Water Mark and running One
Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-seven and Twenty-one
Hundredths (1,937.21') feet Southwardly partly bordering
land granted to Charles Poitier and Joseph Hunter (recorded
in Book E at page 78) and partly bordering land granted to
Robert Stubbs (recorded in Book E at page 255) and running
Southeastwardly by land originally granted to Emma Culmer,
Thomas Butler, James Thurston, John Strachan and Charles
Hepburn and running thereon a total distance of Four
Thousand Six Hundred and Nineteen and Ninety-six
Hundredths (4,619.96') feet and Southwestwardly by land
originally granted to the aforesaid Charles Hepburn and
George Dean and running thereon a total distance of Two
Thousand Three Hundred and Nine and Eighty-nine
Hundredths (2,309.89') feet and Southeastwardly by land
originally granted to Jupiter and Jacob Thurston, Joseph
Lightbourn, March Poitier, London Farrington and Joseph
Strachan and running thereon a total distance of Five
Thousand Four Hundred and Eleven and Ninety-seven
Hundredths (5,411.97') feet and Northeastwardly by a tract
of land originally granted to Charles Poitier and the Heirs
of Joseph Hunter known as 'Anguilla' (recorded in Book E
at page 77) and running thereon a total distance of Four
Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty-four and Thirty-seven
Hundredths (4,524.37') feet and Northwestwardly by the
High Water Mark and running thereon a total distance of
Ten Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-two and Thirteen
Hundredths (10,962.13') feet back to the point of

The Petitioner, Sam Dean, herein claims to be the owner in
fee simple in possession of the said tract of land and has made
application to The Supreme Court Of The Commonwealth Of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
to have his title to the said tract of land investigated and the
nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
Of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of that Act.

Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries shape marks
and dimensions of the said tract of land may be inspected during
normal office hours at the following places:

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, East Street North,
Nassau, Bahamas.
(b) The Chambers of Charles Mackey & Co., BSB House,
West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(c) The Administrator's office at Arthur's Town, Cat Island.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower or right
to Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the
final publication of these presents file at the Registry of The
Supreme Court in the City of Nassau, Bahamas, and serve on
the Petitioner or on the undersigned an Adverse Claim in the
prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve an Adverse Claim
on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final
publication of these presents shall operate as a bar to such claim.


BSB House, West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
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Johnson drafted to NBA D-League

Senior Sports Reporter

AFTER blowing his knee in a car
accident and then being diagnosed
with cancer, Mitchell Johnson could
have easily turned his back on the
game he loved to play.
Instead, Johnson has overcome
all the odds and has been drafted
to play in the National Basketball
Association (NBA) D-League. He
was picked up in the fifth round with
the number 16th pick by the Tulsa
If selected to their roster, Johnson
could join Bennet Davis, who is on
the roster for the Utah Flash when
the 2009/2010 NBA developmental
league get started on Friday,
November 20.
Should the two Bahamian play-
ers end up on their respective team
rosters, they could face each other
when Utah travel to Tulsa to play
each other in a two-game series on
Friday and Saturday, November 27-

Johnson, who turns 25 on January
10, was not available for comments
in Houston, Texas where he was
working out prior to the draft.
He is due to report to Tulsa in
Oklahoma on November 13 to start
the following day in a 12-day train-
ing camp. According to head coach
Nate Tibbetts, Johnson will be one
of 17 players invited to their training
camp for 10 final spots before the
season opener.
"Obviously we liked him because
we drafted him. We saw him this
summer," Tibbetts said. "Mitch is a
combo guard. He's really, really ath-
letic, which we like.
"We feel he's a young guy who
has the potential to get better. I
think his best days of basketball is
ahead of him. But we also like the
fact that he's an unselfish guy who
really plays hard."
Tibbetts said Johnson definitely
have a chance to make the team,
but he will have to come in to train-
ing camp and prove himself against

the other players.
His mother, Ann Hutchinson, said
God has really blessed her son to
the point where he was able to over-
come all of the adversities in his life.
"Once you trust God, anything is
possible," Hutchinson said. "The
Bible say life and death is in the
power of the tongue. Whatever you
say with tongue and you believe it, it
will happen.
"I give God all of the glory for
what Mitchell has been able to
achieve because when his story is
told, it's good that he's been drafted,
but that's not his focus."
Hutchinson said there are so
many people who have been told
that they have cancer and they are
dying from it. But she said through
God's grace, her son has been able
to survive and is playing out his
childhood dream of playing profes-
sional basketball.
"I'm just so happy that God has
allowed all of his Christian upbring-
ing to take him to where he is now
because I don't think he could have

done it of himself," she reflected.
"I think he only did it through the
grace of God. So we're very happy
as a family to see the accomplish-
ment that he has made. The only
thing I can see is God getting the
glory because it's through his grace
that he is where he is."
Johnson, who attended Kingsway
Academy on a basketball scholar-
ship for two years before he ended
up St. Anne's School, then went on
to play at Cushing Academy in
From there, Johnson had a brief
sting at the University of Idaho in
New Hampshire. But he was
involved in a car accident that
caused him to blow out his knee.
In his recovery, Johnson was giv-
en a scholarship to attend Jarvis
Christian Academy in Hawkins,
Dallas, Texas where it was discov-
ered that he had cancer.
While undergoing chemotherapy,
Jarvin Christian Academy went on
to win the district title. Despite not
being in an NCAA school where

more spotlight is placed on the ath-
letes, Johnson was still spotted by
the scouts and invited to try out for
the D-League.
The rest on Thursday night was
history as he was eventually drafted.




Sound 10-o

THE Commando Securi-
ty Truckers wasted little
time in establishing their
claim to another Bahamas
Softball Federation men's
national title.
The defending champions
Truckers shutout Eleuther-
a's Savannah Sound 10-0 in
the feature contest on day
one of the tournament on
Thursday night at the Bail-
lou Hills Sporting Complex.
Anton 'Bookie' Gibson
tossed a three-hitter with six
strike outs in picking up the
win on the mound.
For the Truckers, Orlan-
do McPhee went I-for-2
with three runs batted in,
scoring a run on an in-the-
park home run; Marvin
'Tougie' Wood was 2-for-3
with a RBI, scoring two
Back to regain their ladies
title, the Pineapple Wildcats
blanked the Andros' Red
Bay Rugrats 7-0 as Marvelle
Miller struck out three in
securing the win.
Natasha Sears went 1-for-
3 with a RBI, scoring a run
and Stephanie Goodridge
twice for the Wildcats.
Dora Evans suffered the
loss, while Vasti Munroe and
Kelda Russell both went 1-
for-2 in a losing effort.
In the opening match of
the tournament, Long Island
knocked off the Andros
Gemini Cougars 7-2 as
Pedro Marcello fired a one-
hitter, striking out eight in
the win.
Julian Pratt went 2-for-3,
drove in three and scoring
two runs, one on a home
run, while Kent Miller was
I-for-2 with two RBI, scor-
ing three runs with an in-the-
park homer.
Jerico Barr had the lone
hit in the loss for the
The tournament features
the championship teams from
the affiliated island associa-
tions in the BSF. This year,
however, only three women
and six men are participating.
The women's division com-
prise of Andros, Grand
Bahama and New Provi-
dence. The men aqre repre-
sented by Abaco, Andros,
Eleuthera, Grand Bahama,
Long Island and New Provi-
The tournament will con-
tinue with action starting at
11 a.m. On Sunday, they will
pick back up at 4 p.m. and
head right into the champi-
onship games in both divi-
The awards presentation
will conclude this year's
tournament, which will
enable BSF executives to
look at players who are eli-
gible for the national teams
heading to the Central
American and Caribbean
Championships next year.


THE Baptist Sports Council
recently hosted its 2009 Nicola
Major Track and Field Classic at
* the Thomas A. Robinson Track
and Field Stadium.
After a full day of competition,
Macedonia Baptist reigned
supreme, dethroning First Bap-
tist. Macedonia accumulated a
total of 731 points, compared to
First Baptist's 537. St. John's got
third with 465.
Rounding out the field were
Ebenezer with 459, Golden Gates
with 299 and New Bethlehem
with 173.
Individually, the following ath-
letes were selected as the most
outstanding athletes in their
respective age groups:
Under-7 Boys - Davon Johnson
- Macedonia; U-7 Girls - Alexia
Brown - First Baptist; U-9 Boys -
C Aranah - First Baptist; U-9
Girls - Christina Hield - Macedo-
Snia; U-11 Boys - Trent Deveaux -
New Bethlehem; U-11 Girls -
Bryanna Bethel - First Baptist; U-
13 Boys - Myron Johnson - Gold-
en Gates; U-13 Girls - Jenae
Ambrose - New Bethlehem; U-15
Boys - Anthony Knowles - First
Baptist; U-15 Girls - Brittany
Stubbs - Macedonia; U-17 Boys -
Jason Ambrose - New Bethle-
hem; U-17 Girls - Isabelle
Duquense - Macedonia; Open
Men - Edward Andrews - Mace-
donia and Open Women - Can-
dice Webb - Golden Gates.
. * Pictured above are members of
the victorious Macedonia Baptist
as they celebrated. Also pictured
is Nicola Major (left), who
received her plaque and bouquet
..from Joanne Webb (right) at the
end of the Classic.

Bahamians gain certification

as gymnastic coaches

BAHAMAS Gymnastics
Parent Booster Club "(BGP-
BC") in conjunction with
Bahamas Star Gymnastics
("BSG") organised a certifi-
cation course with USA
Gymnastics University.
A team of ten persons
travelled to Ann Arbor,
Michigan where the Profes-
sional Development Certi-
fication Program was con-
ducted November 1-2. As
a result, the Bahamas now
boasts some of its first certi-
fied coaches in the sport of
Claudia Kremtscher and
Brian Zook, owner and
head coach respectively of
GymAmerica in Ann Arbor
were the course instructors.
Both instructors have over
20 years of coaching, facili-
tating and instruction in
The course covered Level
1-4 skills development,
sports psychology, coaching
101, event rotations on
uneven bars, balanced
beam, vault, floor exercise,
spotting and tumbling clin-
ics. The 12 hour course is

KNEELING from left are Nicola Thompson, Tenille Thompson
and Dr. Anita Dean. In the middle row from left are Vernon
Rodgers, Claudia Kremtscher, Brian Zook, Andrea Knowles and
Anishka Wallace. Back row are Samuel Strachan and Rufus

mandatory for member
gyms of USA Gymnastics,
the governing body of gym-
nastics in the United States
and it is hoped that eventu-
ally the Bahamas will adopt

parallel standards to ensure
the safety of athletes and the
proper progressive coaching
in the sport.
Among the participants
were Vernon Rodgers, a

former gymnast and current
coach of Bahamas Star
Gymnastics. Also in atten-
dance was Tenille Thomp-
son a fifteen year old gym-
nast and level 7 member of
BSG's competitive squad.
Other attendees from BGP-
BC were Samuel Strachan,
President, Anishka Wallace
Vice President and Travel
Manager, Andrea Knowles,
PR Officer, Dr. Anita Dean,
Secretary, Rufus Swann,
Treasurer, Eleanor Johnson,
Chaplain, and Nicola
Thompson, Consultant.
Bahamas Star Gymnastics
will be participating in this
year's FAMfest over the
weekend of November 13-
14. Members of the public
can stop in at their booth to
obtain additional informa-
tion about their program.
BSG plans to organize many
more courses in collabora-
tion with the parent club,
BGPBC, to empower and
educate its athletes, parents
and support group with the
goal of attaining world class
training, facilities and

SQUASH is not just a
vegetable; it's a sport too!
To be hosted at "THE
lage Road (Blue Building
East of the traffic light on
Village Road & Parkgate

Thursday, November 12th -
Sunday, November 15th


Women's Open
Women's Vets ( age 40 plus)

Men's Open
Men's Vets ( age 45- 54 )
Men's Super Vets ( age 55

Matches begin from 6 p.m.
onward on Thursday Novem-
ber 12th & Friday November
On Saturday November
14th & Sunday November
15th matches will begin from
1 p.m. onward.
The public is welcome to
attend. Come join us for lots
of exciting and competitive
Event hosted by :
For more information
about the event or to sign up
to play, please call - 394-5042
PO BOX SS 6714





Cowboys WR Williams

repeating frustrating refrain


* Despite being the only type of cancer that is curable,
thousands of women die from Breast Cancer every year.

* Because prevention and early diagnosis are the best way to
fight breast cancer, Friendly Motors and Ford are inviting
all Bahamian women to take an exam that may save their

* Throughout the past 15 years, Ford Motor Company has
dedicated more than $100 million to the breast cancer

NASSAU. October 20, 2009 - As an additional evidence
of their commitment to society in Bahamas, Ford Motor
Company and Friendly Motors, the Ford dealer in the island,
are joining forces for the second consecutive year in the battle
against breast Cancer, taking part of Stride for Life, which
aims at raising awareness and promoting early detection.

Larry Prein, Managing Director, Ford International Business
Development, Caribbean and Central America said, "Ford
has been committed to this cause for many years in the
U.S. Today, we are filled with excitement at the start the
second year of this great work in the Bahamas, convinced
that we can make an important contribution in promoting
the efforts towards early detection of this terrible disease".

In addition, Andrew Barr, Sales Manager/Director of Friendly
Motors said: "Today, we raise our voices to remind all
Bahamian women that their lives and those of their families are
in their hands. We cannot remain silent to the great importance
of early detection of this disease, which is taking the lives from
many women".

Ford is very proud to participate in the 2009 Annual Stride for
Life event in Bahamas on Nov. 7th for the second year in a row.
This event represents the commitment that Ford and Friendly
Motors have with the Bahamian society.

Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer
among women, affecting about one in five women during their
lifetime. Furthermore, finding this type of cancer at an early
stage provides a greater chance of survival and more treatment

Barr said that only if everyone joins forces, those revealing
statistics may well be changed and finally Breast Cancer can be
eradicated from women's lives.

Commitment to the Cause

Ford is proud of its 15-year partnership with the Susan G.
Komen for the Cure in the United States. Ford has dedicated
more than $100 million to the breast cancer cause and remains
committed to innovative ways to drive breast cancer awareness.
The company's commitment runs well beyond raising funds
- as a national series sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race
for the Cure, Ford is present at all 121 races nationwide.

Ford encourages its employees to play an active role. Over 50
thousand employees have participated in the Race for the Cure and
thousands of dealers have supported this initiative in their areas.

In addition, Ford creates limited-edition Warriors in Pink apparel
and accessories featuring important symbols signifying the message
of hope, strength and unity in its commitment to the fight against
breast cancer. Sold on, Ford donates 100 percent of
net proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure 365 days a year.

Throughout Ford's commitment to this cause, there have been
many celebrities who have shown their support to Ford's campaign
in the fight against breast cancer and have "joined the cause",
such as Demi Moore, Jennifer Connelly, Lisa Kudrow, Helen
Hunt, Serena Williams, Courtney Cox Arquette, David Arquette,
Vanessa L. Williams, Sheryl Crow, Susan Sarandon, Renee
Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kirsten Dunst, Katie Holmes, Ray
Romano, the elect from Grey's Anatomy, singer Nelly Carlson,
actresses of the renowned series Lifetime's Army Wives, and
many others who have joined the battle against breast cancer.

Ford, its dialers and employees are committed to fighting the battle
against breast cancer and will continue at the first line of combat
until a cure is finally found. For more information please visit

Associated Press
WHILE his lower-paid
teammate breaks records,
Cowboys receiver Roy
Williams sounds like a broken
The player who cost Dallas
three draft picks and a $45 mil-
lion contract extension has
offered the same refrain for
weeks now. He's frustrated.
He can't get on the same page
with Tony Romo, and doesn't
know why. He's much happier
simply winning in sunny Dallas
than he was losing in snowy
Williams skipped to a slight-
ly different tune this week by
saying he still considers himself
the No. 1 receiver despite
mounting evidence to the con-
trary. He said "things are just
going No. 2's way," referring
to Miles Austin.
The less-celebrated Austin
has more yards and touch-
downs in the past three games
than Williams has in his first 16
with the Cowboys. Austin set
an NFL record with 482 yards
in his first three starts, while
Williams has 447 yards for the
equivalent of a full season in
The former University of
Texas standout found himself
backpedaling Thursday, a day
after suggesting Romo's
throws are accurate to Austin
and all over the place to him.
Cowboys coach Wade
Phillips made a similar obser-
vation Monday, but the reac-
tion to Williams saying it
raised the specter of Terrell
Owens. Dallas dumped Owens
and his demanding demeanor
during the offseason after
widespread reports of locker-
room disharmony last year.
"I didn't complain that I
didn't get the ball," Williams
said. "All I said was that, when
it comes to me, it's not there.
I'm not saying it can't be fixed,

IN AN Aug. 21, 2009, file photo, Tennessee Titans cornerback
Cortland Finnegan, rear, looks on as Dallas Cowboys wide
receiver Roy Williams (11) reaches up for an overthrown pass
during a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas.

because that's what we do
every day.
"I'm not a T.O., or I'm not
trying to be a T.O."
Austin's big chance came in
part because of one of those
errant Romo-to-Williams
throws. Reaching to try to
catch a high throw against
Denver, Williams took a hard
shot to his ribs. The damage
forced him to miss the game at
Kansas City a week later,
when Austin started and set a
franchise record with 250 yards
and scored twice. Austin has

five TDs in three games.
Williams, meanwhile, has
just three touchdowns in a
year with Romo. He has 33
catches, not even close to his
lowest total in four full sea-
sons with Detroit.
The quarterback is far from
concerned, though. Romo says
he ignores the numbers and
raves about what Williams
does in practice. And don't
even start with questions about
whether he's missing the
throws to the high-dollar guy
on purpose.







Remembrance Day Service will be held on Sunday 8 November, 2009 at 12:00 noon at Christ
Church Cathedra, George Street.

From 11:00 am until after the service, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic.


From 12:00 non until after the procession passes from Christ Church Cathedral and the Cer-
emony ends at the Cenotaph the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:







At the commencement of the service vehicular traffic not connected to the service will be
diverted through side streets.


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the vehicle while other youngsters wandered in shock.
Mr McFall said: "I've never seen anything like it in my life.
It was horrible. They were running around in shock. The bus
they were in was lying on its side and when I turned on the oth-
er side of the bus I saw a teenage girl crushed.
"It was really graphic and heartbreaking to see how badly her .
body had been damaged in the accident."
Mr McFall's neighbour, Lesha Whylly, had been working on
her computer when she saw the children "flying all over the
place like a horror movie." F
She said at one time there were at least four ambulances
loading children - some with neck braces - into the vehicles.
"I ran outside to help them and they were pretty bruised but
conscious," she recalled.
"We've had so many accidents on this street in the past.
We've been asking for stop signs, and now this ... a whole bus -- ... .i*
of kids sent to the hospital and one laying out dead. . .
"The youngest of them looked about six or so. We had to try
to calm them down and that's a bit hard to do because we
don't speak sign language and they are crying in fear. But we
were out there and Dimitri's mother and other people called the ..
ambulance and police right away."
A crowd had soon gathered on the street. Among them
were teachers and students from the Centre for the Deaf who
were crying uncontrollably over their students. Some of them
even climbed into ambulances with them promising in sign
language not to leave them.
"We've never had a tragedy like this at our school," said one
of the school's security officers. "These children are our children
and it's just sad." ,
Charlise's aunt, a police inspector rushed past the crowds to H
speak to officers on the scene.
Meanwhile, her mother was comforted by officers after she
fell to the ground in tears screaming: "I just want to see her!
God have mercy today was her first day on the bus. Oh my
Her father had to be restrained by several officers after he
tried to get to his daughter who was lying under a blue bed sheet .
in the road between the two vehicles. i
So overcome by grief, he collapsed in the road as bystanders
rushed to find him some water, and an officer phoned an
ambulance to take him away.
Officer-in-charge, Insp. Stephen Dean, of the Southeastern - ;
Division, confirmed that the children's vehicle overturned sev- .
eral times and that a number of them were ejected. However,
he could not confirm if they were wearing seatbelts as investi- " -
gations were still under way.
"On behalf of the Commissioner of Police and the members I s
of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, we want to extend our con-
dolences to the family of the deceased," said Insp. Dean.
"Additionally, we want to say a word of caution to persons
travelling in these residential areas. Some areas might not . .
have road signs. We are asking you to be on the alert, to drive '
within the speed limits, to look before you leap through the cor- .
ners and this can prevent other incidents from happening."
" " . :.

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ONLOOKERS gather after the bus accident which claimed the life
of Charlise Bain, aged 15.

I NOT[i[E ]p

NOTICE is hereby given that JAMES PETER COYLE of GREEN
. ......DRIVE, LYFORD CAY, P.O. BOX N-10051, NASSA
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahar
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/naturalize
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 7th day of Novemt
SHERWIN 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O.
IL A . N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
W ILhereby given that PETER JOHN de SALARY ofAMS.

1 ,NOTICE is hereby given that PETER JOHN de SAVARY of

we a ii~i

, * M( hu " n * *

S . iB~ifi

aBrNmeCae gBBEHlws lasle

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 7th day of November,
200N tn the Minister rePnonnihleP fnr nationnlitv and Citi7P.nshin PO Rny
IArthia Nixon found

CAY, P.O. BOX N-7776, 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 7th day of
November, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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