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Title: The Tribune
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Publication Date: November 11, 2009
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Tribune Staff Reporter
AN 11th grade student of
CV Bethel High School is
being held by police for ques-
tioning in the stabbing of two
other students from that
school reportedly after an
argument broke out over the
alleged theft of his girlfriend's
cell phone earlier that morn-
According to police some-
time around 1pm they
received the report from the
school that a stabbing had
taken place at the East Street
South school. The informa-
tion that the police relayed is
that two males, ages 15 and
16 years were stabbed shortly
after 11am. Both students are
listed in serious but stable
condition at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital.
While the stabbing took
place nearly two hours before
it was reported to the police,
there has been no explana-
tion from the school as to why
the police were not informed
of the matter earlier.
The police report contin-

Jamaican man claims

'horrible ordeal' with

immigration officials

Tribune Staff Reporter
A JAMAICAN man has called on authorities in his
country and The Bahamas to follow up on a "horrible
ordeal" he claims to have suffered at the hands of Immi-
gration officials when he was denied entry to the country
in October.
In a letter sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in
Jamaica, forwarded to The Tribune in the hope that local
Bahamian officials would take steps to improve the situa-
tion for future visitors, Andrew Dillion claims he was com-
ing to The Bahamas to see friends last month when his hol-
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ued: "One student was
stabbed in the left upper
chest, while the other in the
upper back. Circumstances
are unknown as to exactly
what took place, however
police officers are presently
conducting inquiries."
However, The Tribune has
been able to confirm through
the Director of Education
Lionel Sands that the alleged
perpetrator is another 11th
grade student who is report-
edly currently in police cus-
"There was indeed two stu-
dents who were injured at the
school. The case surrounded
these two students and anoth-
er student who did the stab-
bing. It was related to some
student and a cell phone that
was supposedly stolen from
the girlfriend of one of the
students," Mr Sands said.
Speaking to the security of
the campus, Mr Sands said
that the ministry employs cer-
tain restrictions and measures
to limit the number of
weapons that can be smug-
gled onto the campus. Noting
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Charlise was killed when the bus taking her and seven other students home from school collided with a
white 1995 Dodge van in Spruce Street, Nassau Village on Friday.

John Travolta appoints top attorney for retrial

Tribune Staff Reporter
JOHN Travolta has appointed top
attorney Michael Perkins to represent
him in the retrial of Pleasant Bridge-
water and Tarino Lightbourne over
attempted extortion of $25 million.
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volta family at the trial in Nassau over
five weeks from September 22 are now
witnesses in the case.
Former PLP Senator Bridgewater,
49, and former ambulance driver
Lightbourne, 47, are accused of
attempting to extort money from Mr
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Friend of Brenton
Smith told police:
you just shot an
innocent man
Tribune Staff Reporter
CRADLING the dying boy
in his arms, a friend of Bren-
ton Smith who was at his side
before he was shot screamed,
"You just shot an innocent
Police Staff Association
President Bradley Sands was
at the scene with Detective
Corporal 1476 Kelsie Munroe
- the officer who is alleged
to have fired the fateful bullet
- the night Brenton was
shot, it was revealed yester-
Moments before he died,
Brenton and his friend
laughed and talked in a
"relaxed" manner as they
walked through a popular
shortcut in the Kemp Road
area which leads to the near-
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Tribune Staff Reporter
IT TOOK a jury just
under two hours yesterday
to find Frank Alphonso
Pinder guilty of the Octo-
ber 2006 murders of two
men in South Andros.
The jury of 10 women
and two men unanimously
found Pinder, 33, of the
Bluff, South Andros, guilty
of the murders of Glen-
wood Neely Jr and James
Mitchell Smith Jr. The two
men were reported miss-
ing almost two weeks
before their bodies were
discovered in a remote
area of The Bluff, South
Andros, in an advanced
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Man injured in work accident settles out of court

Tribune Staff Reporter

A DISABLED father of three
awarded more than $300,000 in dam-
ages for injuries sustained at work has
accepted a substantially smaller pay-off
from his former employer after over
two years of waiting for justice.
Wayne Anthony John, 45, was ren-
dered disabled when he sustained seri-
ous injuries to his foot, hip and wrist
when he fell off a flatbed tractor-trail-
er at the February Point Resort in
Exuma in November 2003.
Senior Justice Anita Allen found
February Point Resort Estates Limit-
ed guilty of negligence in July 2007,
but it was not until December last year
that the registrar determined $310,504
in damages should be paid to Mr John.
February Point appealed the
amount in January, and after more
than 10 months of waiting for the
appeal to be heard, Mr John accepted
a smaller payment from his former

Father of three accepts

substantially smaller payoff

employers to settle the matter out of
During the six years he has been
unable to work, Mr John has been
struggling to meet his family's basic
needs and buy medication for his 15-
year-old son Javon John, who suffers
from seizures.
With just $700 in monthly payments
from the National Insurance Board,
Mr John was forced to borrow from
friends and acquaintances to cover his
He has been threatened into repay-
ing his debts, and was forced out of
his home in Canaan Lane, off Shirley
Street, when unable to pay his rent
and bills.
And his suffering has been exacer-
bated since the accident by the death

of his wife Joyetta, and that of his step-
son Clifton Smith, 23, who was killed
in a cruise boat tragedy.
Mr John's plight has been the sub-
ject of a series of Tribune articles, but
telling his sad story has failed to
change his situation.
He said he had no choice but to
accept the out of court settlement.
"I can't bear it anymore, I've had
enough," Mr John told The Tribune.
"They came to me with the offer
and I finally said, that's it.
"It's only because of my present
condition that I had to accept.
"If I could find food every day I
would have waited it out, but I had to
do it for the sake of the children.
"When I get this money I will seek
the best for my kids. Their mummy

ain't here and I have got to make it
Despite winning his case, Mr John
feels he has fallen victim to a justice
system that fails to serve the common
He said: "I sought justice and my
name was quoted that I received jus-
tice, but I did not receive justice.
"It's a shame and a disgrace on soci-
ety to know the courts order that you
get a certain amount, and yet lawyers
make offers with total disregard for
the system.
"I don't understand this justice. I
don't like the way these people oper-
ate with their so-called law.
"They have no care for their own
"I went to the authorities and went
through all the right procedures, and
you can see the way they treated me.
"You wouldn't treat a foreigner like
that, but to treat a person who is born
here, who is raising their family here,
and paying taxes, like this is wrong."
As he begins to rebuild his life, Mr

John hopes to
help others who
find themselves
losing out in a
system dominat- ,
ed by the
wealthy and
educated by set-
ting up an office
providing assis- " .
tance to those in
Without assis-
tance himself,
Mr John reached such deep despair
he contemplated suicide.
He said his doctor, orthopaedic and
hand surgeon Dr May Hestmo, who
testified about his life-changing injuries
in court, was one person who gave him
faith in humanity.
Mr John said: "She did what any
human being, and any good doctor
would do.
"She is the one person I have some-
thing nice to say about after this whole

HMP inmates encourage

students to end violence

INMATES of Her Majesty's Prison per-
formed a skit at Government High School on
Tuesday to encourage students to settle conflicts
without resorting to violence.
The inmates are visiting various high schools
as part of the activities planned for the Depart-
ment of Rehabilitation Welfare Services'
"Rehabilitation Week".
The skit emphasised the responsibility of par-
ents, teachers, the government and the com-
munity to help end the violence plaguing the
Following the skit, the inmates spoke to stu-
dents and answered questions about life in
Inmate Miller, who has served 10 years of a
20-year sentence, told students that "prison is no
"Somebody has to tell you where to go. You
cannot just jump up and say 'I'm going by my
boys'," he explained, adding that some people
just can't handle it.
"Some guys come to jail and right in front of
my face, they tripped out," he said. "They went
right out of their heads. Yesterday they were
cool; today they can't take the pressure."
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The mother of one of the inmates received a
resounding ovation from the students after
making a heartfelt address.
"After school," she said, "go straight home
and stop standing on the corner because that is
how trouble starts."
She also advised them to listen to their par-
ents and teachers and stay away from drugs.
"Do not mind what your friends tell you, do
not take drugs," she said. "Marijuana is not
good to take. It destroys your mind."

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Minister: only

one person lost

job in Royal

Palm closure
MINISTER of Labour
Dion Foulkes yesterday
said that only one person
- not around a hundred
as had been claimed -
lost their jobs as a result
of the closure of the
Royal Palm Resort in
Grand Bahama.
On Sunday, West End
and Bimini MP Obie
Wilchcombe said he had
been informed that
N1 ilK\ h, IK under 100"
people had been put out
of work by the resort's
decision to shut its doors
last week.
Mr Foulkes said: "The
facts are the Royal Palm
closed and it affected
eight employees. Seven
of those employees will
be redeployed in other
properties owned by the
Penthouse group and I
think there's one
employee, I think a jani-
tress, who offered to take
a settlement package and
she was made redun-

More armed


bring Monday's

total to six
THE crime spree in the
capital continued on Mon-
day night with three more
armed robberies - bringing
the total to six for that day.
In yesterday's Tribune,
three armed robberies which
occurred in the early hours
of Monday were reported.
Yesterday, police issued a
statement saying three more
took place that night.
Shortly after 7pm, a female
employee at Fashion Trap
on Wulff Road was held up
at gunpoint. The perpetrator
escaped on foot with an
undetermined amount of
Less than three hours later,
police responded to an
anonymous call stating that
EJ Kitchen on Carmichael
Road had been robbed.
It was reported that an
employee was accosted by
two armed men while taking
out the garbage near the rear
door of the restaurant.
The men forced their way
inside the building and stole
the entire cash register.
Then, just before 11pm,
police received information
about an armed robbery on
Yamacraw Drive.
A woman reported that
while she was pulling into her
driveway, an armed man
appeared from behind a wall
and demanded cash.
The gunman took her
handbag and then escaped
by jumping back over the
wall and driving away in a
dark vehicle.
Police are currently inves-
tigating all these incidents.
A MAN was shot in the
left thigh on St George's
Park early yesterday morn-
It was alleged that around
4am, the victim got into an
argument with another man
and was wounded shortly

Government tightens housing,

service lots selection process

Tribune Staff Reporter

TOO many people were being
chosen to get access to government
housing or service lots on the basis
of their "friendship" or other affili-
ation with civil servants who con-
trol the selection process, Minister
of Housing Kenneth Russell said
In response to its concern over
these findings, the government has
now tightened its criteria for select-
ing those who are awarded access
to government housing and service
According to Mr Russell, for several
months now the ministry has reverted to
using the "original screening process, where
persons are categorised by salary, by condi-
tion and by need" in order to determine who
gets priority in receiving government hous-
ing, explained Mr Russell.
He made this disclosure as he indicated
that demand for government housing and
service lots - 3,000 of which the Ingraham
administration promised to make available
by the end of its current term in office - has
"It has increased. Demand for govern-
ment housing is so high, no matter how many
you build it's not enough," he said.
According to the minister, government

housing is currently under con-
struction in New Providence, Aba-
co and Grand Bahama, and plans
are in place to commence con-
l struction of housing or preparation
A * of other lots in New Providence,
4 Grand Bahama and Bimini.
Mr Russell said the government
is currently on track to meet its
manifesto promise.
"If we get to January and don't
build another subdivision we will
be behind, but as it stands we are
ahead," he said.
The minister said the more strin-
gent screening process for housing
applicants was implemented upon
the return to the ministry of Permanent Sec-
retary Lorraine Armbrister, a former chief
housing officer who had been seconded to
the Ministry of Tourism.
"It's already started but it's difficult to
catch up or make changes to any subdivi-
sion that exists now but we're looking at
these things, putting weight on these condi-
tions so that the decision is not being made
by personalities, it's being made by appli-
cation and the need of a person rather than
"The Bahamas is a very small place so
you do get a lot of friendship creeping in
where people are getting chosen because of
their friendship with others, you have per-
sons creeping in because of their affiliation
with certain groups," he said.

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE government is "fast
tracking" plans to place
ambulances at health clinics
throughout New Providence
to cut down on emergency
response times, health minis-
ter Dr Hubert Minnis said.
Discussions are underway
about decentralising ambu-
lance services so that emer-
gency teams can be dis-
patched from locations in
eastern, western and south-
ern New Providence, rather
than only from the Princess
Margaret Hospital.
Dr Minnis said the move,
which has no definitive imple-
mentation date but has been
put on a "fast track" by his
office, comes in response to
complaints about the length
of time it takes for ambu-
lances to reach emergencies
in certain parts of the island.
The health minister said it
is hard for ambulances to get
to certain destinations in a
timely manner in the face of
traffic and added that unfor-





tunately "a lot of Bahamians
do not pay attention to
He noted that the public
health system has the neces-
sary staff to be able to accom-
modate the move and at pre-
sent would not need to pro-
cure extra ambulances.
"At this particular time
we're OK with the numbers
but as population grows, we
would weigh all the pros and
cons and make sure there's a
balance." added Dr Minnis.



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Bahamians have to make decisions

PLP Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell - in sup-
porting BPSU's president John Pinder's
claim that the Prime Minister had forgot-
ten the BPSU in his promise to pay monies
owed to other unions - wanted to know
"what has materially changed with respect to
the financial circumstances of the country
that would allow him to do today what he
said he could not do six months ago."
The answer was simple.
"We gat the money!" Mr Ingraham told
his party's convention last week. He said
the Treasury had been made $66.6 million
richer when South Riding Point Holdings' oil
storage facility in Grand Bahama was pur-
chased by Statoil Hydro.
Earlier this year government told the
nurses union that it had to defer payment of
their health insurance at that time because of
the projected revenue shortfall, which was
expected to exceed $200 million. In other
words government, facing uncertainty in this
financial global crisis, could not safely meet
their demands without threatening the coun-
try's economy. The prime minister promised
the nurses that as soon as the pressure on the
Treasury eased, his government would meet
its obligations to them.
At first the nurses seemed to understand
the precarious situation the country was in -
at least they had their salaries while many of
their fellow Bahamians were losing theirs.
They were also guaranteed treatment at the
public hospital for any illness that might
arise during this period, despite not having
health insurance. It seemed that they under-
stood and were prepared to be reasonable.
However, said Prime Minister Ingraham,
"something happened subsequent to that to
cause them to change their mind. They
changed their mind and decided they would
go on a sick-out." No one has to live in this
country any length of time to know what
that special "something" is that tends to
change the minds of even the most intelligent
among us. That "something" is politics. And
behind that "something" are likely to be
politicians who would ask the same ques-
tion that Mr Mitchell asked on Monday
about why government could pay the nurs-
es now when it couldn't meet its obligations
to them six months ago. Mr Mitchell should
have known the answer before he asked the
And so we must put to him the very same
question that he put to Mr Ingraham: "Is
he now engaged in pure politics seeking to
fool people that he cares for them when all
that he is doing is playing cynical political
games with the lives of the Bahamian work-
If Bahamians never understood before,
they should now understand the importance

of our tourist industry, and the need to
attract investors to our shores.
Many complain that investors are taking
over our country, others find tourists a nui-
sance and don't see the need to accommo-
date them.
However, what the loss of tourists meant
to the jobs of Bahamians during the Gulf
War in 1991, the 9/11 terrorist attack on
New York's Twin Towers in 2002 and the
collapse of the world's finances earlier this
year should help them fully understand how
our very existence depends upon these two
revenue streams.
When tourists don't arrive, hotels put
their staff on short work weeks. If the indus-
try does not improve, the hotels close, leav-
ing thousands without jobs. Merchants, who
also depend on the trade, start reducing
staff. Tourism is so much a part of our eco-
nomic fabric that every business and every
Bahamian in this country is affected when it
does not perform. And, therefore, if and
when tourism improves it is in everyone's
best interest to raise standards to make our
island a desirable destination. This means
that the criminal element also has to change
its ways. If not, the community must come
together to assist the police in doing it for
This is a small island and changes are
being made to improve the tourism prod-
uct and to attract investors. The container
port is being relocated, roads are being re-
routed, certain beaches are off limits - all in
the name of security for our visitors and
enhancement of the product. There are
many who are unhappy about the changes.
They are unhappy that the island is not like
it was in their youth. They do not like the
adjustments. This was the complaint of every
generation in this island. But change came
and with it Bahamians' living standards
It is now up to Bahamians. If they want to
maintain the high standard of living to which
they have become accustomed and if those
now out of work want their jobs back, then
we all have to make adjustments in our way
of life to attract a revenue stream from the
outside. This means tourism, banking and
investors. If we want to step back to a
Bahamas as it was in days gone by, then we
have to reduce our expectations of having
the modern world's material luxuries and
be satisfied with a simple island life.
What Bahamians want and how they go
about getting it is up to them as long as they
fully understand that they "cannot have their
cake and eat it too."
No government can give them that, no
matter what politicians "playing cynical polit-
ical games" say.

Are any pastors

listening to the

voice of God?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

"IF I shut up heaven that
there be no rain, or if I com-
mand the locusts to devour
the land, or if I send pesti-
lence among my people, If
my people, which are called
by my name, should hum-
ble themselves and pray and
seek my face and turn from
their wicked ways, then will
I hear from heaven and for-
give their sins and will heal
their land."
It sounds as though the
pestilence is among the peo-
ple and the heaven is shut
Are any pastors listening
to the voice of God?
Where are the leaders of
these people, the leaders
that stand before the peo-
ple every Saturday and Sun-
day morning? Is their only
concern what they should
eat and how many tithes and
offerings and how many
anniversary gifts they can
receive or how many politi-
cians can come to church on
anniversary day or how
much Crown land they can
As I sat and watched the
news on TV recently I saw
where the prophet or the
man of God met with some
of the leaders of the land.
According to what I heard
on the TV, it was not what it
should have been. The men
of God should have being
saying thus said the Lord,
but instead they were
singing a different note.
This is why our country is
going the way it's going in
a tailspin.
Everyday there is a killing.
Where are the leaders of the
The question is found in

Haggai 2:3 "who is left
among you that saw this
country in her first glory?
And how do you see it now?
Is it not in our eyes in com-
parison of it as nothing?"
I am confident that the
glory of this latter times shall
be greater than the former
thus said the Lord of Host
and in this place will I give
Peace will come if the
leaders of the various
denominations will come
together and call a massive
prayer and fasting.
If they really care, should
not the Christian Council
call an open-air prayer
meeting at least ten nights
that is, each night on a dif-
ferent park in the different
Do we really want to pull
down strongholds?
Let's look at what's
destroying our country.
We have the sicknesses of
cancer, AIDS, sugar, high
blood pressure, bad stress
and now crime.
These are things that are
affecting every man, woman,
boy and girl.
Can't the leaders of these
churches see what's going
on or are you waiting for the
politician to call the prayer
How do you think we got
this far?
It's because of the prayer
warriors and intercessors in
our land and the great
prophets such as R E Coop-
er Sr, Rev H W Brown, Rev
Dr John E Cleare, Rev Dr

A S Colebrooke, just to
name a few. These men
stood in the rain and in the
draft from park to park
helping to pull down the
strongholds of the devil. It's
time for us to get out of our
air condition churches and
call a solemn fast and mas-
sive prayer meeting just as
Esther did in Chapter 4:15-
I call on Baptist, Church
Of God, Anglicans,
Catholics, Adventists and
every other church denomi-
nation that represents and
believes in the name of
Christ to rise up and join
hands. Powerful things hap-
pen when we are all of one
accord. Unity brings
I am for capital punish-
ment, but why cry and call
for that when we have a
greater weapon, which is not
carnal? 2 Corinthian 10:4
states, "For the weapons of
our warfare are not carnal
but mighty through God to
the pulling down of strong-
holds." There are many
good men and women will-
ing to help step up to the
plate and pray. Too many
families are getting hurt.
Pastors, let us stop the
Town Meetings and have
some Prayer Meetings on
the parks where everyone
can come as they are.
The politicians call the
most rallies when they want
to. Why can't we, as children
of the Most High God, call
our nights of prayer? Let's
take the church to where the
people live.

August 24, 2009.

The legal profession under siege

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Why does it appear as of
late that every time we turn
around an attorney in this
country is under suspicion
for, or officially charged
with, some form of miscon-
duct? What I find even more
perplexing is the wall of
silence emanating from the
leaders of this profession.
What is the purpose of the
Bahamas Bar? It seems to
be almost non existent, or
just unable to police this

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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 11th day of November, 2009 to the Minister
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Does anybody trust and
respect attorneys any
Twenty-plus years ago an
attorney being charged
before the courts with theft
was almost unheard of.
Yes, I believe that every-
one is innocent until proven
guilty, but as far as I am con-
cerned, where there is
smoke there could be fire;
and for an attorney to be
charged with 96 counts
before the court is very
telling to me.
Not to mention the other
one who is charged with
receiving stolen items from a
housebreaking ring.
There are constant rum-

blings of attorneys behaving
badly. "Wow!" is all I can
say. Are they teaching ethics
in law school?
The noble ladies and gen-
tlemen in this field need to
be heard because a cloud
hangs over the entire pro-
Not all attorneys are dis-
honest, but we all know the
saying about that one bad
apple. I would love to hear
from those Bahamian attor-
neys who always seem to
have an opinion on every-
thing else - because the
silence is deafening.

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how the school's perimeters could obvi-
ously pose a security risk with the
foliage that creeps up to its fences, Mr
Sands said that it is highly probable that
a weapon was smuggled onto the cam-
pus through its fences and later con-

cealed by a student as they went about
the school.
"We continue to do what we were
doing. One of the things we do is ensure
everyday that the children coming into
the school are checked to ensure they
are not bringing any weapons into the
campus. Obviously every now and again
something would slip through. But the

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process is to avoid that from happening
but we try the best that we can, and not
only that, in our teaching we try to teach
our children to be kind and humane
and deal with conflicts," he said.
While this lesson would obviously be
lost to some, Mr Sands said that the
ministry has to continue to "fight the
good fight."

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John Travolta appoints

top attorney for retrial

FROM page one

Travolta following the death of his
son Jett, 16, in Grand Bahama, on
January 2.
The lengthy trial was thrown out
when PLP MP Picewell Forbes
announced that Bridgewater had been
acquitted of all charges at the PLP '
national convention while the jury
was still in deliberations on October
His inaccurate statement was
broadcast live on national television
and radio, forcing Senior Justice Ani-
ta Allen to declare a mistrial in the
interest of justice.
Hollywood actor John Travolta, 54,
and his wife Kelly Preston, 46, intend
to press on with the case, according to
his legal team.
And it has been suggested by Mr
Ossi that because one of the alleged extortion phone calls was made
from the Bahamas to the United States, Florida could have juris-
diction over the matter.
He understands there is a good basis for the trial to take place in
the US.
If the trial were to take place in Florida and Bridgewater and
Lightbourne did not attend voluntarily they would have to be
extradited to the US.
Bridgewater's defence lawyer Murrio Ducille dismissed the
proposal of a retrial in the US as nonsense.
It has also been reported by an American newspaper that a
retrial has been ordered, but this has yet to be confirmed by the
Travoltas' new attorney and Mr Ducille said he is unaware of it if
a retrial has been set.
Mr Perkins, a Florida-based attorney with 27 years experience
as a lawyer for the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations
(FBI), is out of office this week but is expected to issue a public
statement regarding the trial following his return on Monday.
Mr Ossi said: "He was handpicked by John and I don't know
what the plan is but I expect we are still witnesses whenever the tri-
al may be."
After declaring a mistrial Senior Justice Allen called South
Andros MP Mr Forbes before her court to explain why he should
not be held in Contempt of Court following his outburst as it had
seriously interfered with the course of justice.
Mr Forbes, represented by three attorneys, submitted that his
own unqualified apology, in addition to an apology issued by the
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) immediately after his announce-
ment, mitigated the damage caused.
He was discharged from the court without a fine or prison sen-
tence as Senior Justice Allen said she was satisfied he had purged
his contempt by means of his public apology and the ridicule he
endured in the national and international press as a result of his

Friend of Brenton Smith

told police: you just

shot an innocent man

FROM page one

by City Market food store on
Village Road.
This was disclosed by
Detective Constable 437
Obinna Okpuno, a key wit-
ness who testified in the Coro-
ner's Inquest into Brenton's
death yesterday.
Mr Okpuno told the court
he and another officer - who
were patrolling the Kemp
Road area for armed robbery
suspects - passed Brenton
and a male companion walk-
ing south towards the food-
store as they drove north on
Barbara Street shortly after 8
pm on July, 9.
Mr Okpuno said he slowed
his car down to inspect them,
adding that he and his partner
ruled the pair out as the sus-
pects because they did not
match the description he
heard from the police control
room. According to the wit-
ness, he was on the lookout
for a suspect in a white shirt
and red sweater, armed with a
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Okpuno ruled them out due
to their "relaxed" demeanour
and because he did not see a
handgun in their possession
nor a red sweater.
He said about a minute
after he drove past the two
men he heard a single gun-
shot. He then looked in his
car's rear view mirror and saw
Brenton and his friend head-
ing towards his car followed
by two men clad in suits with
handguns drawn, he testified.
He said that he could not see
if the two officers had their
police badges visible.
Mr Okpuno told the court
that he left his car, removed
his gun, approached the four
men slowly and indicated that
he was a police officer. As he
approached, he recognized
the two men in suits, who he
later identified as Mr Munroe
and Mr Sands.
He said he saw one of the
civilians who he had just
passed - later identified as
Brenton Smith - lying on the
ground. Mr Okpuno testified
that Brenton's friend rushed
to the boy's side and held him
while shouting: "You just shot
an innocent man!"
The officer said the area
was then swarmed with offi-
cers, mostly from the north-
eastern division. He testified
that a Sergeant Bowleg
arrived on the scene,
approached the officer and
motioned towards them as if
to ask: "Who's responsible?"
Mr Okpuno said Officer
Munroe nodded his head and
was taken away from the
scene by Sgt Bowleg.
Several City Market
employees, who were on duty
on July 9, testified that a dark
skinned masked gunman -
wearing a white shirt with
what appeared to be a green
sweater around his face -
held up the store around 7.30
pm. Barry Wilson, the store's
part time security guard said
that only the gunman's hands
- which he described as
dark-skinned - were visible.
City Market Cashier Lisa
Major testified that the gun-
man's accomplice - who was
wearing a hooded shirt - was
dark skinned.
Brenton's parents choked
back audible sobs as they
looked at images of their dead
son in crime scene photos.
Grandmother Shirley Smith
also cried during portions of
Mr Okpuno's testimony.
The inquest resumes Thurs-
day morning in the Coroner's
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The Bahamas Democratic Movement

merges with Bahamian National Party

THE Bahamas Democrat-
ic Movement announced at a
press conference yesterday
that it has merged with the
Bahamian National Party.
The BNP, a relatively
young party consisting large-
ly of university academics,
said the decision reaffirms
the core ideal of both par-
ties - to provide a true alter-
native to the PLP and FNM
for the Bahamian electorate.
Leader of the BDM Cas-
sius Stuart remarked that the
move was not just a merger

of two political entities, but
also of two generations.
He described the new par-
ty as "bridging the genera-
tion divide that has seg-
mented our country for so
As both parties started in
the College of the Bahamas,
it was asserted that they
embody the "best aspira-
tions of the Bahamian
Speaking on behalf of the
BNP steering committee was
surgeon, law professor and
political activist Dr Dexter

FROM page one

state of decomposition. The prosecution pre-
sented DNA evidence at the trial to prove that
the remains found in the bushes were those of
the deceased men. Pinder, who was represent-
ed by attorney Ian Cargill, stood calmly in the
prisoner's dock as the verdicts were announced
by the jury forewoman.
The prosecution now has seven days to give
the court notice, along with its submissions
and grounds, if it intends to seek the death
penalty. Senior Justice Anita Allen who
presided over the two-week long trial also
requested a psychiatric and probation report on
Pinder. His sentencing hearing is scheduled to
take place on Wednesday, December 16.
Outside the courtroom, Cargill said he will
definitely file an appeal against the conviction.

Dr Johnson spoke at
length on the similarities and
compatibility of the two par-
ties and was enthusiastic
about the "cross-fertilisation
of ideas" the merger will
Dr Johnson said: "We
both consider that there is
an urgent need to create a
more balanced economy in
order to produce a more sus-
tainable Bahamas than
merely relying on service
industries, tourism and 'tax
shelter' services."
He also pledged that the
party would not be compro-

Lorna Longley-Rolle who, with Yoland Rolle,
prosecuted the case said, "There are no winners
in this situation. Every case is a sad case."
The prosecution had contended that Pinder
was one of the three men last seen with Neely
and Smith, noting that evidence suggested that
five men had gone into bushes in The Bluff,
South Andros, but only three had emerged.
In his unsworn statement, Pinder said that he
did not know how his friend Glenwood Neely
and James Smith, who was his cousin, met their
deaths and had no involvement in their deaths.
Mr Cargill told the jury that there were too
many holes in the prosecution's case. He ques-
tioned why the prosecution had not called the
lead investigator to the witness stand and why
no gun was ever found. He also pointed out
that no fired bullets were found at the scene
and also questioned the reliability of the DNA
evidence on which the prosecution had relied.

mised by "ego" and urged
other small parties to con-
sider joining forces.
"We are together in our
resolve to provide a better
Bahamas for all," said Dr
Johnson, "not for any tribal
"By supporting our third
force you will be lifting
Bahamians out of the dan-
gerous polarisation into two

warring tribes who have
sought to entrench partisan
politics as a way of life, and
hostility of brother towards
"Today you are seeing the
creation of history, the join-
ing of two committed par-
ties to create the viable
third force that so many
Bahamians have been hop-
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iday turned into a "nightmare."
The businessman, who
owns a hair salon in Jamaica,
claims he was stopped at Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port and subjected to a degrad-
ing search experience, held at
the Carmichael Road Deten-
tion Centre for close to two
days without adequate food or
water and then sent back to
Jamaica without knowing why.
"We are not refugees but
decent law-abiding citizens
who just wanted to have a
vacation in Nassau, Bahamas,"
said the Jamaican of himself
and the group of friends he
travelled with on Sunday,
October 12, 2009.
"We do not know under
what circumstances we were
denied entry and no explana-
tion was given. However, the
real problem is how we were

Jamaican man claims 'horrible ordeal' with immigration officials

treated by (the officer at the
airport) and other guards at
the Detention camp."
Echoing sentiments
expressed by numerous other
detainees over the years, Mr
Dillion said his time inside the
holding centre - which was
extended because Monday,
October 13, was a public holi-
day - left him wondering if
"anyone has any rights inside
these facilities."
"It seems to me this so-
called detention camp is more
of a prison; it is not suitable
for the temporary holding of
innocent people who are
denied entry to The Bahamas.
"It was inhumane, it was
over-crowded, we had to sleep
outside on the cold concrete,
including a young baby for
whom no special provision was

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made. There were outbreaks
of fights among the inmates,
the stench was unbearable and
the food and water was not fit
for human consumption."
"I am so sorry for some of
the inmates I encountered
there," he added.
In his two-page letter, Mr
Dillion went on to call on
authorities to "correct the
embarrassing circumstances at
the airport and the Detention
camp before it causes great
damage to The Bahamas."
Messages left for Director
of Immigration Jack Thomp-
son seeking comment on Mr
Dillion's allegations were not
returned yesterday. Minister
of Immigration Brent Symon-
ette requested that Mr Dil-
lion's letter be faxed to him at
around 5.45pm, but was unable
to provide a response up to
press time.
However, a senior immigra-
tion official who spoke with
The Tribune on condition of
anonymity yesterday said
records show Mr Dillion was
denied access to The Bahamas
because he was deemed by the
processing officer to "not be
"He did not meet the pre-
screening requirements," said
the officer, who said that when
an immigration officer suspects
a particular individual may
want to enter the country for
the wrong reasons and are left
unsatisfied by the information
they provide, they are doing
their lawful duty by refusing
"I don't know the details of
his specific case but what must
be remembered is that the
onus is not on the officer to
prove what they're saying as
on the person to prove what
they're saying to us."
The officer added that given

that Air Jamaica has a "quick
turnaround" it is normal and
unavoidable for those individ-
uals who have been denied
entry to the country to be sent
to the Detention Centre until
they can get on the next flight
out. He claimed that those who
are refused entry are always
given a reason why.
In his letter, Mr Dillion sug-
gested that the officer who
dealt with him and his fellow
Jamaicans at the airport
"should be removed from
frontline duties as he is depict-
ing the wrong image for the
people of The Bahamas."
He alleged the man "cursed,
ridiculed and threatened" the
"You could smell the alco-
hol on his breath from a dis-
tance. We were treated like
common criminals," he alleged.
Meanwhile, the man told of
how on his second morning at
the Detention Centre he wit-
nessed "cash handed over to
one of the guards by a man for
the release of two
clear view of others who were
waiting at the time to be
"Upon arrival at the camp
our phones and other personal
belongings were confiscated
and photos of us were taken
by the authorities. It was about
lam while at the camp that we
were granted one phone call
each to our relatives and
friends who by then were very
worried, not to mention that
those back home were waiting
to hear if we got to our desti-
nation safely.
"To make matters worse we
did not have anything to eat
for all those long hours," he
added, noting that the group
was fed sometime after 1
o'clock Monday morning.
Later, when they left the

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facility, all of their personal
belongings were returned
except an LG Shine cellular
phone, valued at around $350
(US), he alleged.
While Mr Dillion noted in
his letter that he hopes his
group was not refused entry

ham urged Bahamian officers to
put an end to their 'unacceptable'
mistreatment of some Jamaican

solely "because we are
Jamaicans" it was Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham himself
who made front page headlines
in Jamaica earlier this year
when he gave Bahamian immi-
gration officials a tongue-lash-
ing for what he called their
"offensive behaviour" towards
many Jamaicans entering the
Bahamian officers gathered
for the opening ceremony of
the Immigration Department's
"First Annual Public Service
Conference"' in May were
urged by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham to put an
end to their "unacceptable"
mistreatment of some
Jamaican visitors.

"Not all Jamaican nationals
arriving in The Bahamas
intend to overstay their allotted
time. Not all Jamaican nation-
als arriving in The Bahamas
have police records, nor are
they engaged in illegal activi-
ty," he said, adding that "far
too many Bahamian immigra-
tion officers greet Jamaican
nationals arriving in The
Bahamas as if they were
known criminals."
Mr Dillion's call for action
comes even as Immigration
authorities such as Minister of
State Branville McCartney and
Director Jack Thompson say
conditions at the Detention
Centre are in fact much
They consistently deny find-
ing any evidence of abuse at
the centre and assure the pub-
lic that living conditions have
been enhanced in recent times.
Although failing to live up
to promises to release to the
public reports on the state of
the centre composed earlier
this year in the wake of allega-
tions of mistreatment and poor
conditions, Mr McCartney said
in October that a new and final
report compiled subsequent to
more recent trips to the camp
by officials presents a picture of
a holding facility that is
"extremely humane" and will
"satisfy the highest standards."
"Today's Detention Centre
is not yesterday's Detention
Centre. Today's detention cen-
tre is a holding facility for inter-
national persons without sta-
tus, who have entered the
country illegally, where they
can benefit from excellent
meals, cable TV, plenty of
recreation, hot water, clean
beds, laundry facilities, access
to medical treatment on site
and available telephones."

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Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of November 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


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Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of November 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


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MICHAEK PHELPS trains at Eriksdalsbadet arena in Stockholm, Sweden, ahead of the Swimming
World Cup which started yesterday...
(AP Photo)

Galvez breaks world record

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Felicity Galvez
of Australia has set a world record in the
women's 100-meter butterfly at a short-
course World Cup meet.
Galvez clocked 55.46 seconds in Tues-
day's final, beating the previous mark of
55.68 set by Jessicah Schipper of Australia
on Aug. 12.

It was the second world record at the
Stockholm meet. Earlier Tuesday, Jing
Zhao of China set a world mark in a quali-
fying heat for the women's 50-meter back-
She finished in 26.08 seconds to eclipse
the time of 26.17 set by Marieke Guehrer of
Australia four days ago in Moscow.

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Davydenko still in running

to make ATP Tour Finals

PARIS (AP) - Nikolay
Davydenko of Russia
moved closer to qualifying
for the ATP World Tour
Finals by beating Benjamin
Becker 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in
the second round of the
Paris Masters.
Davydenko, who broke
his opponent five times and
saved four break points, is
one of five players who can
still qualify for the season-
ending event in London
next month. Fernando
Verdasco, Robin Soder-
ling, Fernando Gonzalez
and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are
also in the running.

The 28-year-old Davy-
denko, who won the Paris
Masters in 2006, needs to
reach the semifinals to
secure one of the two
remaining spots.
Davydenko will face
either Soderling or Ivo
Karlovic of Croatia.
The seventh-seeded Ver-
dasco rallied to beat
Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-7
(3), 6-4, 6-4. The 25-year-
old Spaniard closed out the
match on his first match
point with a service winner
and eliminated two con-
tenders from the race to
the season-ending finals -

Radek Stepanek and
Marin Cilic.
Nicolas Almagro of
Spain defeated Marco Chi-
udinelli of Switzerland 6-
2, 6-4 to advance to a sec-
ond-round match against
second-seeded Rafael
French qualifier David
Guez, 179th in the rank-
ings, defeated Stanislas
Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 to reach
the second round.
Juan Monaco of
Argentina broke Jeremy
Chardy of France three
times for a 7-6 (6), 7-5 vic-

Phelps doesn't qualify for 100m

free final in old-style swimsuit

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Michael Phelps
has failed to qualify for the 100-meter
freestyle final at a World Cup short-course
meet in an old-style swimsuit.
Phelps finished 16th in the qualifying
round with a time of 47.77 seconds. Eight
swimmers advanced to the final later Tues-
day, with Stefan Nystrand of Sweden
recording the fastest qualifying time of

Phelps was competing in the old-style
swimsuit that will become the standard next
year, while most other swimmers used faster
high-tech suits.
Phelps said before the meet that he was
not "in the best shape" but wanted to use
the competition in Stockholm to test his
form and the old-style swimsuit.

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Appeals court agrees Vick

can keep $16m in bonuses

A federal appeals court is
backing the judge who ruled
against the NFL and let quar-
terback Michael Vick keep
more than $16 million in ros-
ter bonuses from the Atlanta
The 8th US Circuit Court
of Appeals on Tuesday
affirmed Judge David Doty's
order saying Vick had already
earned the bonuses before his
dogfighting conviction, so the
money wasn't subject to for-


Vick served 18 months in
prison and is now with the
Philadelphia Eagles.
Doty has long handled mat-
ters arising from the NFL's
collective bargaining agree-
After Doty ruled in the
Vick bonus case, the NFL
accused him of bias and
sought to end his oversight of
its contract with the players
The appeals court says the
contract should remain under
Doty's oversight.

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FROM page 13
the point where today we have
our own league. So we are try-
ing to bring the ball players
back to from whence we came.
We are going to bring the his-
toric line up to date."
As the season opens, the
league is scheduled to show-
case a double header on Satur-
In the opener, the Electro
Telecom Lady Cybots, coached
by newly elected president
Simone Beneby, are slated to
take on the Sunshine Auto
Lady Cheetahs, coached by
Mario Bowleg.
Then the feature contest is a
rematch of last year's final
when the defending champions
Johnson Lady Truckers,
coached by James Price, are set
to face runners-up Cleaning
Center Lady Angels, coached
by Anthony Swaby.
Minus said this should be one
of the most competitive sea-
sons. "It will be a little more
professional. We're trying next
year to include the WNBA, so
we're working hard on improv-
ing our product," she said.
"It's going to be fun, but the
product is going to be a little
more refined. That is what
we're trying to stress to the
players as we try to sell this
The league will once again
comprise of six teams, but
Minus said there hasn't been
that much player movement,
although there are quite a few
new faces coming in this year.
But if there's one player of
note to single out, Minus said
she is Suzette 'Sleepy' McKen-
zie, who will be returning to
boost the Lady Angels' line-up
after a year's absence.

COACH DIANNA WHYLLY Coach (background) with gymnasts who
took part in Fright Night invitational. Not pictured is coach Lavette

FROM page 13
youngest member of the team,
beat out nearly 20 other partic-
ipants to capture fifth place in
her favourite event - the floor
routine - with a score of 9.050.
She placed 11th on vault with
9.225 and 15th in both bars and
beam. Overall, she placed 11th
in her category with 34.175
Also scoring an individual
fifth place title was Kristy
Daniels with a 9.275 on the

Knowles, Bhupathi

masters tourney
FROM page 13
World doubles title.
With a new partner, Knowles
would love nothing better than
to be able to win another one
this year.
Although they only secured
one title for the year, Knowles
and Bhupathi reached the final
of the Australian Open in Mel-
bourne, Australia, in January,
Barcelona in April and the US
Open in October.
In February, Knowles also
teamed up with American
Mardy Fish to win in Memphis,
Tennessee, and he and Ameri-
can Andy Roddick got into the
final of the Shanghai Open in
Beijing, China, in October.
Going into the year-ending
tournament, Knowles and Bhu-
pathi trail Nestor and his new
partner Nenad Zimonjic as the
top seeds, followed by Ameri-
can identical twin brothers Bob
and Mike Bryan.

vault. Placing 16th overall with
33.525 points, Daniels scored
7.9 on the bars, 7.7 on beam
and 8.650 on the floor.
Both Angel and Peyton
Willie placed 18th in their lev-
els. Angel scored 8.8 on vault,
7.725 on bars, 6.150 on beam
and 7.650 on floor for an over-
all score of 30.325.
Meanwhile, Peyton scores
were 8.650 on vault, 7.450 on
bars, 6.950 on beam and 8.125
on the floor to a total of 31.175
Angelique Strachan placed
12th overall in her division with
total score o 32.175. She scored
an 8.550 on vault, 8.4 on bars,
7.625 on beam and 7.6 on her
floor routine.
Rounding on the team with a
score of 31.700 overall was
Athalia Swann who placed 16th
after scoring a 9.0 on vault,
7.150 on bars, 7.800 on beam
and 7.750 on floor. "This is only
the first meet for some of the
team members so it gave them
a chance to see what they are
competing against," noted head
coach of Nassau 'Nastics Trevor
Ramsey. "What is good about
the team is that they are eager
and willing to learn new things
and they all understand that
they have to put their best for-
ward. "The main reason we
seek to provide them with
opportunities to compete
abroad is for exposure. There
are so many doors that can be
opened with successful gym-
nastics when you think about
scholarships and more. So, now
that they are back and we have
seen their potential, we are
going to work and take them
to the next level."

Hurricanes defeat Falcons, advance to finals

Sports Reporter
WITHOUT the second
sudden death semifinal in the
books, the BAISS Junior
Boys Softball Championship
series is all set, with little sur-
prise as the league's top
teams all season long will face
off to decide the title.
The St Andrew's Hurri-
canes got out to a quick start
and outlasted the Jordan
Prince William Falcons, 13-
2, to advance to the finals yes-
terday at Freedom Farm
The Hurricanes will face
the St Augustine's College
Big Red Machine in the final.
The Falcons struck first
when they plated two runs in
the top half of the first inning,
but their brief advantage
turned out to be their only
lead of the game.
The Hurricanes would get
all the run support they need-
ed to win in the bottom of
the first inning when they
erupted for five runs.
Joe Lockhart highlighted
the scoring flurry with a
grand slam which easily
cleared the centerfield fence
to give his team an early 4-0
Michael Treco drove in
another run before the Fal-
cons were able to stop the
bleeding at five.
Hurricanes pitcher Ashton
Butler delivered a dominant
performance from the mound
as the Falcons had trouble
catching up with the speed of
his delivery.
Butler recovered from a
slow start to pitch four score-
less innings which included a
game high six strikeouts.
In the second inning, But-
ler struck out two of the three
batters he faced, and retired
the third with a routine
groundout to first.
The Hurricanes continued
the following inning with
Luke Schaefer and Richie
Munroe leading off with sin-
After a third single by
Michael Robinson loaded the
bases, the Hurricanes were
faced with another bases
loaded scoring opportunity

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HURRICANES pitcher Ashton Butler in action...


FALCONS pitcher Marvin Josey

with Lockhart at the plate.
With runners in scoring
position and no outs, the Fal-

cons infield made their most
noteworthy defensive stand
of the game.
Lockhart hit a single down
the third baseline, however
Falcons' pitcher Marvin Josey
threw out Schaefer at the
With the bases still loaded,
Josey struck out the next bat-
ter, and seemed poised to get
the Falcons out of a tough
Robinson then singled to
score Treco, giving the Hur-
ricanes at least one run in the
inning before the Falcons'
infield recorded the third out.
Despite an improved
defensive effort, the Falcons
remained hapless at the plate
against Butler and failed to
advance runners in scoring
In the fourth, the Hurri-
canes forced yet another
bases loaded opportunity,
which Munroe made the best
of with a two-RBI double.
Schaefer scored his third
run of the game on the next
play on the result of a wild
Butler fittingly ended any
comeback hopes by the Fal-
cons in the final inning with a
pair of strikeouts to seal his
team's championship berth.
Lockhart finished 4-4 with
one run and four RBI, Schae-
fer went 3-3 with three runs
while Munroe went 3-4 with
three runs and two RBI.
Championship series in all
divisions is slated to begin
4pm today.
SAC won the only regular
season meeting between the
two, 11-1.


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Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Thursday and Saturday, November 12th and 14th 2009
Two (2) Days Lots 2 and 3 to be Auctioned over the following
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Same Time - Same Location

WHAT: Block #1-120 +/- assorted used vehicles

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SAVANNAH BRADY does a split leap during her floor routine. Brady,
the youngest member of the team, placed 5th in her level out of
about 20 other competitors in this event...

Gymnasts bring

home trophy

SIX Bahamian gymnasts
brought home a trophy after
making their mark at the recent
Fright Night invitational meet
in Coral Springs, Florida.
Members of the all female
team are all trained at Nassau
'Nastics, the nation's oldest
gymnastics club. While the
team did not win the overall
title, as the smallest contingent
at the meet, they still fared well
with two team members land-
ing in the top five for their cat-
"They all tried their best and
they did fairly well," said coach
Diana Whylly who, along with
Coach Lavette Saunders, pre-
pared the team. "We don't
have the facilities that they have
in the US to practice with nor
do we have multiple clubs to
compete against.
"So when you consider those
factors, the team did well. How-
ever, we got to see areas on
which we can improve and we
plan to work on those areas so
that our next meet is more suc-

SEE page 12

KRISTY DANIELS delivers a hand
stand in her floor routine. Daniels
placed 5th on her vault at the
Fright Night invitational...

NPWBA to kick off season

with tribute to the legends

Senior Sports Reporter
THE New Providence Wom-
en's Basketball Association
(NPWBA) is slated to kick off
its 2009/10 season Saturday
night at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium with a tribute to
the legends of the sport.
First vice president Jeannie
'Bubbles' Minus said the NPW-
BA, now headed by Simone
Beneby, has decided to bring
back some of the stars who pio-
neered the way for the present
day players.
In between the two games
set for the opening night, Minus
said the NPWBA will take the
time out to honour the follow-
ing players:
Andrea 'Gorgeous' Knowles,
Andrea Burton (Grand
Bahama), Angela Green-
Sawyer, Barbara Delaney,
Beryl Brown, Beryl Eve (Fox
Hill/USA), Betty Cole, Bonnie
Turnquest-Culmer, Celestine
Wilson-Albury, Charlene
'Swish' Smith, Denise 'Macosa'
Moss-Beard, Cordell Thomp-
son, Cynthia 'Mother' Pratt,
Cynthia Dummit, Daisy Walk-
er, Dawn Knowles, Debbie
Campbell, Denise McKay-Gor-
don, Diane Sands, Dr. Linda
Davis, Ernestine Butler-Stubbs,
Fianza Rolle, Flo Rolle, Har-
rie Moxey, Helen Archer, Jack-
ie Barnett-Bethel, Judy Hamil-
ton, Karen Turnquest, Lady
Edith Turnquest, Laura Lundy,
Lenora Conyers, Laurie
Demertte, Margaret Albury,
Marie 'Star' Duncanson, Mari-
lyn Toote, Marsha Demeritte,
Naomi Ellis, Pam Carroll, Pat-
sy Taylor, Paul Mitchell, Philli-
pa 'Smokey' Moss-Coleby, Sis-

ter Annie Thompson, Stella
Symonette-Knowles, Thelma
Symonette, Vivian Haynes and
Winnifred Russell.
Also, the NPWBA is expect-
ed top honour posthumously
the following:
Aniska Butler, Barbara
Cumberbatch-Albury, Jann
Mortimer, Rozina Nesbitt and
Sherry Thompson.
Minus, now retired as one of
the more productive players,
said as they have decided to
start their season, they have
included the ceremony to hon-
our the women mentioned
above who made tremendous
contributions to the growth of
the sport.
"This is the first time that the
NPWBA has decided to hon-
our those women," Minus said.
"I know that Tappy Davis and
the late Vince Ferguson were
working on something of this
nature along with Betty Cole.
"So we just thought it was
fitting when we open up our
season to bring those women
out and pay them their just
Women's basketball over the
years has grown tremendously
since the days when they played
at the Priory Ground under the
guidance of the late sporting
priest Father Marcian Peters,
according to Minus.
"I didn't know so many of
these women above played bas-
ketball," Minus said. "We
heard about the Betty Cole and
the Mother Pratt. But I didn't
know about Lady Edith and the
Dummit sisters, who were
about 6-3. I want to meet them.
"So women's basketball has
grown by leaps and bounds to

SEE page 12

Knowles and Bhupathi getting

ready for masters tourney

Senior Sports Reporter

Mark Knowles and Mahesh
Bhupathi have reunited on their
way to playing in the year-end-
ing BNP Paribas Masters Tournament.
The Bahamian-Indian combo are back
together at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris,
France, where they are the No.3 seeded team.
They got a bye in the first round and are
scheduled to play their second round match
today against the team of Simon Aspelin of
Sweden and Paul Hanley of Australia.
"We've been training and preparing for
this tournament," said Knowles an interview
with The Tribune yesterday from Paris.
"We're looking forward to winning a cou-
ple of matches and getting ready for the year-
end masters."
Knowles and Bhupathi, who also clinched
the No.3 spot in the Masters Tournament in
London, England, starting on November 22,
have never played Aspelin and Hanley as a
team, although they did separately.
"So we know their game and we've had
quite a lot of success against them," Knowles
pointed out. "So we look and hope to con-
tinue that success tomorrow (today)."
Last week as Bhupathi took a much need-
ed break, Knowles teamed up with Michael
Llodra of France where they reached the
quarter-final at the Valencia Open 500 in
Valencia, Spain.
"But it's good to have Mahesh back. It's
important for us to win a couple of matches
and get a little bit of momentum going for
London, which starts in about 10 days," he


Having had a rather long season in which
he and Bhupathi have only won one title
together, Knowles said they know that there's
only two weeks left, so they want to make the
best of it.
"They're two big events and so we're hop-
ing that we can play well here and get some
momentum going for the big event in Lon-
don," he said. "So I think it's very impor-
tant for us to bear down and try to play well
As the third best team in the world,
Knowles said they are sitting in a good posi-
tion, but they have to just try to take it one
match at a time and try to qualify for the
"There's no better way to finish your sea-
son by winning the world's best and biggest
tournament for the year," Knowles stressed.
In 2007 before he and his former partner
Daniel Nestor of Canada split up, Knowles
and Nestor teamed up to win their only

SEE page 12



Caribbean Cup

tees off today

STARTING today and run-
ning through Friday at the
Ocean Club on Paradise Island,
the Bahamas Golf Federation is
scheduled to host the 2nd
Caribbean Golf Association's
Caribbean Cup.
The tournament is a rather
unique one as it pits 12 players
from five countries making up
the Eastern Caribbean coun-
tries against 12 players from
five countries from the West-
ern Caribbean countries.
Making up the Eastern team
are the following:
Captain - Sidney Wolf
Barbados - James Johnson
and Marcus Clarke
Organization of Eastern
Caribbean States - O'morry
James and Charles Blake
Puerto Rico - Eric Morales
and Rafa Campos
Captain's Pick: Robert
Trinidad & Tobago - Christ-
ian De Meillac and Joel
McEachrane. Captain's Pick:
Talin Rajendranath
US Virgin Islands - CJ
O'Connell and Donald Baugh
Making up the Western team
are the following:
Captain - Bob Slatter
Bahamas - Devaughn Robin-
son and Ben Davis, Jr. Cap-
tain's Pick: Oren Butler
Cayman Islands - Robert
Chilman and Robert Woods
Dominican Republic - Rad-
hames Pefia and Lino Guer-
rero. Captain's Pick: John Paul
Jamaica - Radcliff Knibbs
and Jonathan Newnham
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Yacht mortgage registry urged

Tribune Business Editor
A FORMER PLP leadership contender and financial services
executive said yesterday that the Bahamas needed to create a
yacht mortgage registry to complement its plans for a yacht reg-
istry, arguing that the latter could not succeed without it.
Paul Moss, who runs his own financial services business,
Dominion Management Services, said creating a Bahamian
yacht mortgage registry would "allow international lenders to
recognize the Bahamas as a player on the world stage", entic-
ing major financial institutions to use this jurisdiction as a base
for yacht financing operations due to it low-tax platform.
Stating that he had been calling for the Bahamas to establish
a mega yacht registry for years, Mr Moss told Tribune Business:
"When one visits the marina on Paradise Island and sees so
many yachts registered in Cayman Islands, one should under-
stand the potential.
"Unfortunately, it has not resonated in the Bahamas by
those that have charge over our industry. To make this effective,
a yacht mortgage registry must accompany the yacht registra-
tion, as these vessels are often financed. If it is done offshore,
the tax saving will be great.
"Why, then, would anyone want to simply register in the
Bahamas when there is no mortgage registry something the
mortgagee will insist on?"
He added: "It doesn't make sense to have it just to simply reg-
ister yachts, because that means we are not optimising our
opportunities. Lenders are going to require you to have a
mortgage registry, so that anyone looking at boats will know
whether they are mortgaged to some lenders.
"We need to ensure lenders can take advantage of your reg-
istry being recognized internationally, and having the teeth
and force of the law to enforce any charges over the boats."
While some high net worth individuals had enough liquid
assets to afford mega yacht purchases outright, Mr Moss said
they typically reduced their
exposure by at least part- SEE e 5B
financing with bank loans and p a

Ex-bank manager loses

appeal over share trade plan

Tribune Business Editor
A FORMER Common-
wealth Bank manager has lost
his appeal against his summary
dismissal, after the BISX-list-
ed company determined that
he had breached the Securities
Industry Act by receiving an
$0.80 per share commission
through selling shares originat-
ing from the bank's employee
Stock Option programme.
The Court of Appeal ruling,
which found that Common-
wealth Bank was justified in
dismissing Wayde Bethel for
"gross misconduct" in breach-
ing the Securities Industry Act,
detailed how the former man-
ager of the bank's East Bay
Street branch had obtained a
commission through selling
shares, legally obtained by oth-
er managers through exercis-

ing their stock options, to for-
mer Colina Financial Advisors
(now CFAL) broker Hiram
Cox. There is nothing to sug-
gest CFAL the company has
done anything wrong.
The judgment detailed how
the shares, purchased under the
stock option plan at $6 per
share - the price Common-
wealth Bank floated at in its
initial public offering (IPO) -
were then sold on to Mr Bethel
and Colina Financial Advisors
for $8 per share - netting the
managers a profit of $2 per
The judgment alleged that
Mr Bethel, in selling those
shares on to Mr Cox at Colina
Financial Advisors, was paid
$8.80 per share by the broker,
enabling him to pocket the
$0.80 per share difference. All

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power firm reliability

By NEIL HARTNELL Grand Bahama Power Company
Tribune Business Editor

ny's customers will "see much
better reliability going for-
ward" following a $2.1 million
investment in upgrading its
transmission and distribution systems, the fir-
m's chief executive said yesterday, despite a 5
per cent fall in year-to-date electricity sales.
E. O0. Ferrell, who is also Grand Bahama
Power Company's president, told Tribune
Business that despite encountering "a difficult
year" in 2009, the company "did not lose
money" during the first half, as had been
implied in the financial results of one of its
major shareholders.
Tribune Business had previously reported
that Emera, the Canadian power giant that
holds a 25 per cent stake in Grand Bahama
Power Company through its 50 per cent hold-
ing in BISX-listed ICD Utilities, produced
accounts that, on an equity earnings basis,
showed the Freeport-based company made
a $2.2 million net profit in the 2009 third quar-
Yet the 2009 year-to-date results for the
nine months to September 30, 2009, had
shown Grand Bahama Power Company as
only posting a $1.8 million profit, implying a
$400,000 loss for the first half.

sees 5% drop in year-to-date sales,
but chief executive says no loss
incurred in 2009 first half

Yet Mr Ferrell said yesterday that this was
not the case, pointing out that Emera's figures
included accounting adjustments and one-
time charges.
"This has been a difficult year, but we did
not lose money in the first half of the year. We
did make a profit in the first half," he
explained. "The summer is always the best
for us because of the A/C load."
Mr Ferrell said the recession and its nega-
tive impact on Grand Bahama, with busi-
nesses closing, downsizing and, along with
some households, unable to pay their power
bills had all impacted Grand Bahama Power
Company's sales on a kilowatt per hour
(KwH) basis.
"It looks like our sales are down about 5
per cent," Mr Ferrell told Tribune Business, of
the company's performance for the year-to-
Grand Bahama Power Company has come
under intense criticism from both its cus-

SEE page 5B


Time limits 'really hamper' regulator's sanctioning ability

Tribune Business Editor
THE Central Bank of the
Bahamas' ability to prosecute
licensees/banking executives
suspected of breaching the
Banks and Trust Companies
Regulation Act has been "real-
ly hampered" by the existing
statutory time limits on when
action can be initiated, some-
thing proposed reforms will
Rochelle Deleveaux, the
Central Bank's in-house legal
counsel, told a Bahamas Insti-
tute of Chartered Accountants
(BICA) seminar yesterday that
the Act's current time limits,
which require the Attorney
General's Office to initiate
prosecutions a maximum of six
months after the commission
of the offence, had left too little
time for evidence gathering.
As a result, the proposed
amendments to the Banks and
Trust Companies Regulation

Act include amending this six-
month limit to either 12 months
after the commission of the sus-
pected offence, or initiate pros-
ecutions a maximum of three
months after the date when the
Attorney General's Office has
decided there is sufficient evi-
dence to move the case for-
Ms Deleveaux said the cur-
rent maximum six-month limit
"has really hampered our abil-
ity to prosecute people", and:
"We believe this will fix that."
Adding that the proposed
reforms would "strengthen the
enforcement powers of the
[Central] Bank" and "strength-
en the system, the regulatory
framework", as well as bring-
ing clarity to the situation, Ms
Deleveaux said the revised leg-
islation was now being assessed
by the Attorney General's
"They [the amendments]
have been approved by the
Ministry of Finance," she said.

"We're trying to iron out all the
kinks, so when we're able to
enforce it" the Central Bank
would not have to undertake
further revisions.
Ms Deleveaux said that
among the amendments "seek-
ing to expand the Central
Bank's enforcement and sanc-
tions powers" was one giving
the banking industry regulator
"the right to appoint a receiv-
er/manager of a licensee" to
continue operating the institu-
tion as a 'going concern'.
"We can appoint a receiv-
er/manager of a licensee, but
they cannot operate that
licensee as a going concern,"
she said. "The Central Bank
currently has to go to court to
get an order to operate a
licensee, but now we will have
the direct powers to appoint a
receiver/manager to operate a
licensee as a going concern."
Ms Deleveaux said further
amendments would allow the
Central Bank's licensees to

"surrender" their bank and
trust company licences, as
opposed to the current system
whereby all were placed under
the 'revoked' definition.
"That has been an issue for
some licensees, which they have
whenever they leave, but we're
not forcing them out," she
added. "Currently, there is no
distinction - a revocation is a
The revised Act also places
the Central Bank's enforce-
ment and sanctioning powers
in the hands of the institution
itself, as opposed to the current
legislation, in which these pow-
ers are vested in the Governor.
If Bahamian bank and trust
company liquidity ratios fall
below statutory and regulato-
ry prudential requirements, a
penalty will be levied, Ms Dele-
veaux said, explaining that
amendments were being made
to bring the sanctioning process

SEE page 2B

Capital markets

enforcement 'heldbac

Tribune Business Editor
THE reformed Securities
Industry Act and its accompa-
nying regulations will improve
enforcement efficiency in the
Bahamian capital markets, a
senior Securities Commission
executive said yesterday, elim-
inating the current "convoluted
process" that has caused the
regulator "some challenges" in
disciplining wayward firms and
Mechelle Martinborough, the
Securities Commission's in-
house legal counsel and secre-
tary, told a Bahamas Institute
of Chartered Accountants
(BICA) seminar that the cur-
rent Act's multi-layered disci-
plinary process "holds produc-
tion on disciplinary matters too
far back".
The present process first
requires the product of an

* Act reforms to eliminate
'convoluted process and
lack of authority' that
has prevented regulator
from effectively
disciplining offenders
* Takeover Bid rules being
worked on at Caribbean level
* Solvency requirements
for BISX
investigative report into allega-
tions of improper practices by
any Securities Commission reg-
This report, which takes an
unspecified time to complete,
then has to be submitted to the
Commission's disciplinary com-
mittee, which decides whether
there is sufficient evidence to
forward the matter to the regu-
lator's Hearing Panel or the
Attorney General's Office. The
latter becomes involved if there
is sufficient prima facie evi-
dence of a criminal case.
"What we intend to do is
establish a process that allows
us to go straight to the discipli-
nary committee, as opposed to
the convoluted process we have
now," Ms Martinborough
explained, "going straight to
the Hearing Panel or the Attor-
ney General's Office.
"We found the process holds
production on disciplinary mat-
ters too far back."
She admitted that the "con-
voluted process and lack of
authority" had hampered the
Securities Commission's ability
to enforce the law and regula-
tions, and sanction errant
firms/individuals, in the
Bahamian capital markets and
investment funds industries.

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WELCOME to your daily
recipe for bliss and prosperity.
I did borrow some of these
suggestions in my travels. How-
ever, as one of my articles was
entitled To choose or not
choose ? That is the question,
you can take what you want
and leave the rest.
1. Be sure to get eight hours
sleep every night.
2. Eat five servings of veg-
etables and two servings of
3. Drink three litres of water
every day.
4. Dress for success. Make
yourself presentable before
starting work.
5. Make your own lunch
every day rather than buying
6. Take a nap in the after-
noon to re-energise.
7. Do at least half an hour of
exercise every day.
8. Don't skip lunch. Ideally,
get out of the office to eat your
sandwich. At least move from
your desk.
9. Have dinner as a family.
It's important bonding time.
10. Spend 20 minutes plan-
ning tomorrow with a detailed
to-do list.
11. Do one thing every day
that scares you.
12. Make some quality time
for your partner.
13. Make sure you get some
'me' time.
14. Read industry magazines



to stay on top of trends.
15. Slow down. Take time
out to smell the roses.
Plus, there were a couple of
things you added that were not
in the books.
16. Those of us with bills to
pay will be required to spend
some of the day doing actual
17. Some of us have dirty
plates, carpets, kids, desks, bills
and/or family members to clean
18. Read the sport and gossip
section of the newspaper in-
depth. zzzzzzzzz
19. Go and buy a coffee and
whine for a while about how
busy work is.
20. Discuss what you did last
weekend with whoever will lis-
21. Make arrangements for
next weekend.
22. Check Facebook in case
old friends that you never liked
have 'poked' you.
There, you have it. You'll
need to allocate 34 hours every
day to getting all this stuff done,
and you'll also need to shut
down your business because

customers just take up way too
much time.
But you'll be so self-helped
and revolutionised that you'll
never look back.
Anyway, gotta rush and get
my 20-minute power nap in
before my steam fish and serv-
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my bulging 'to do' list for
Is there a 'must-do' task I've
Did I mention call an existing
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annum dive business by recruit-
ing 50 dive retailers from
around the world to become
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Aviation and the Bahamas
Diving Association partnered
to bring the retailers, who
included a 12-member Brazil-
ian contingent and two retailers
from Hong Kong, to the
Bahamas for a three-day diving
experience. The guests were
split into teams that visited var-
ious dive sites, including spots
around New Providence,
Andros and Bimini.
David Johnson, deputy
director-general of tourism,
told the group their visit should
prepare them to speak more
intimately about the Bahamas'
dive product, in the hope it will
also result in increased sales of
the product.
"I know that you will get to
explore the great diversity of
dive sites," said Mr Johnson.
"You will find that they are as
diversified as Neil Watson
[BDA president] and his col-
leagues have told you."
Members of the Brazilian
contingent were certain that
the Bahamas could attract
many Brazilian divers. In many
cases, Brazilians can travel to
Florida and the Bahamas for
dive experiences that cost them
less than if they had stayed in
Brazil for diving, said Ana
Paula Gatti, corporate accounts
executive for American Air-
lines in Brazil.
"We give them such a good
fare [to Florida and the
Bahamas] that it is much
cheaper," Ms Gatti said. "And
it is much better. They get to
know a new country, a new cul-
ture, and the people love shop-
Ms Gatti said American Air-
lines has done much to make it
easy to travel between Brazil
and the Bahamas. The airline
has four flights per day from
Brazil to its main hub of Mia-

mi, where there are convenient
connections to Bahamian
islands. When the high season
rolls in, American Airlines will
add another three flights per
day out of Brazil to Miami.
The combination of good
airlift, a dive business that
grows at about 14 per cent per
year in Brazil, and American
Airline's new ScubAA Club in
Brazil should contribute in a
healthy way to diving in the
Bahamas, Ms Gatti added.
Alcides Falanghe, a director
of Bazil's top dive magazine,
Mergulho (Diving), was in Nas-
sau for the dive trip and to
write an article on the experi-
ence. He believed the article
and the right economic condi-
tions in Brazil would benefit
the Bahamas dive tourism.
"Diving is growing so much
in Brazil," he said. "The econ-
omy is good, and people are
travelling so much abroad."
Mr Falanghe pointed out
that the Bahamas is known for
having a great variety of dive
experiences, including wreck
dives, shark dives and wall
dives. "You have everything
just a few minutes from the
shore," he said.
The BDA's Neil Watson
promised the dive retailers that
they would discover the
Bahamas to be a unique div-
ing product.
"All of you are seasoned
travelers," he told the group.
"You know there are great des-
tinations with great dive prod-
ucts, both topside and on the
"But a lot of them, they have
that one product. The Bahamas
is unique simply because of the
geography. You have over
100,000 square miles reaching
over 500 miles north and south,
700 islands."

Time limits 'really hamper'

regulator's sanctioning ability

FROM page 1B

in line with the Central Bank
of the Bahamas Act.
In addition, Ms Deleveaux
said the amendments would
also allow its licensees, who
were incorporated as Interna-
tional Business Companies
(IBCs), to "set off" the fees
they had to pay under this leg-
islation with those licence fees
payable under the Banks and
Trust Companies Regulation
This, she explained, would
bring licensees incorporated
under the IBC Act into line
with those formed under the
Companies Act, who were
already allowed to set-off their
fees under this legislation with
those payable under the Banks
and Trust Companies Regula-
tion Act.
Meanwhile, Ms Deleveaux
said amendments were also
planned to legislation and reg-
ulations governing Bahamas-
based money transmission busi-
nesses, with companies in this
industry set to be required to

pay an annual fee of $250 per
And the Central Bank of the
Bahamas Act itself will be
amended to give the regulator
"expanded powers to oversee
and regulate payments sys-
tems" in this nation.
"There will be a regulatory
framework in place for the
Automated Clearing House,
the Real Time Gross Settle-
ment system, and anyone want-
ing to establish payment sys-
tems here and provide the pub-
lic/businesses with electronic
money or stored money," Ms
Deleveaux said.
She added that there were
"money laundering risks" in
payment systems that used val-
ue stored on a card to make
And Ms Deleveaux said that
while she was only expressing
her personal opinion, she saw
no reason why BICA members
should not be allowed access
to previous Central Bank
inspection reports before they
audited one of its licensees.







British banks raise hope of recovery

AP Business Writer

LONDON (AP) - Britain's
two biggest banks, HSBC Hold-
ings PLC and Barclays PLC,
reported strong investment
banking profits on Tuesday and
signalled that bad debts may be
nearing their peak, raising
hopes the worst of the finan-
cial crisis is over for them.
The success of HSBC and
Barclays in weathering the
storm - both rebuffed a gov-
ernment bailout of the bank-
ing system - contrasts with
their beleaguered taxpayer-sup-
ported counterparts including
Lloyds Banking Group PLC,
which on Tuesday announced
plans to shed 5,000 more jobs.
HSBC provided the most
upbeat trading update, with
Chief Executive Michael
Geoghan declaring that "the
biggest jolt has now passed
through the global economy."
While HSBC's statement
lacked details figures, it said
that pretax profit for the third
quarter was "significantly
ahead" of the same period last
year and that losses on US con-
sumer loans had shrunk for the
first time in three years.
Its global banking and mar-
kets division was having a
"record year" and commercial
banking was "solidly profitable
in all regions" over the first
nine months, it added.
Barclays, meanwhile,
resumed dividend payments for
the first time in more than a
year as it reported that income

in its investment banking busi-
ness Barclays Capital, which
took over the US business of
bankrupted Lehman Brothers
just over a year ago, surged 32
per cent over the first nine
Barclays' underlying pretax
profit - stripping out bad debt
provisions and other one-off
factors - more than doubled
over the same period to 4.4 bil-
lion pounds.
HSBC shares were up four
per cent at 719.1 pence in after-
noon trade, while Barclays
shares fell 4.7 per cent amid dis-
appointment of the one penny
price on the half-year dividend
it announced on Tuesday and
its struggling British retail bank-
ing division.
Barclays shares have already
more than doubled since the
start of the year, while HSBC's
shares have risen 8.3 per cent.
Crucially, both banks cau-
tiously suggested that provi-
sions for bad debts appeared
to be nearing a ceiling.
At Barclays, Britain's biggest
bank, a 29 per cent fall in net
profit for the first nine months
was largely due to a 65 per cent
surge in impairment charges -
write-offs on the value of assets
- to 6.21 billion pounds as
economies remained fragile and
unemployment rose.
But impairments slowed in
the third quarter to 1.4 billion
pounds, down from 1.8 billion
pounds in the previous three
months and Finance Director
Chris Lucas said they may peak
in the final quarter of the year,

rather than the first quarter of
next year.
Barclays now expects charges
for the full year to be at the
lower end of its previously fore-
cast range of 9-9.6 billion
pounds. At HSBC, US loan
impairment charges fell for the
first time since the start of 2006
and the lowest level in more
than a year.
Finance Director Douglas
Flint was cautious about the
outlook for US consumer
impairments, which he said hit
around $3 billion in the third
quarter, but said that there
were recent positive trends in
US unemployment and house
He noted that consensus
forecasts on both - key fac-
tors in bad loans going forward
- were moving away from
some of the more pessimistic
"If these things all play out,
those would be reflective of
turning points," he told
reporters. "But I don't think
anyone is confident to call those
HSBC's Geoghan said that
it is too early to claim victory
over the recession, particularly
while unemployment is rising
in the West. But he said that
emerging markets would drive
the global recovery.
"The world will likely expe-
rience a two-speed recovery
and emerging markets current-
ly offer the brightest prospects
for growth," he said.
The relative success of Bar-
clays and HSBC contrasts with
Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
and Lloyds Banking Group
PLC, which are both are
expected to post major losses
this year. RBS and Lloyds were
forced to accept a state-fund-
ed bailout after being hit hard
by the credit squeeze.
Lloyds on Tuesday said that
it plans to cut about 4,300 jobs
and transfer 680 more in a
series of reorganizational
moves in its group operations,
insurance and retail division.
The bank, which was bailed
out by the government, had
already announced a total
reduction of 6,400 jobs in the
first half of the year. It
employed about 118,000 peo-
ple at the end of June.
"The results serve to under-

line the continuing polarisation
of the UK banking sector," said
Richard Hunter, head of UK
equities at Hargreaves Lans-
down Stockbrokers. "The con-
tinuing specter of government
interference looms over the
likes of Lloyds and RBS, whilst
Barclays and HSBC remain

free of such shackles," he
Both banks declined to
reveal how much they would
pay out in bonuses this year, a
controversial issue following
the crisis, but attempted damp-
en down fears of a return of the
excessive bonus culture in the

banking industry.
Both banks are free from the
government imposed restric-
tions on payouts by RBS and
Lloyds, but Lucas said that Bar-
clays intends to honor a recent
agreement among the Group
of 20 rich and developing coun-
tries to limit bonuses.

The newly formed Insurance Commission of The Bahamas (a statutory
corporation) is seeking proposals for the provision of external audit services in
respect of its financial statements prepared in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards for the period ended December 31, 2009.

For further information and to request the supplemental information, please
Superintendent of Insurance
The Insurance Commission of The Bahamas
Phone 328-1068

Proposal Submission:
TENDER DOCUMENTS - External Audit Services
The Insurance Commission of The Bahamas
3rd Floor Charlotte House
Charlotte & Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline: Friday - 20 November 2009 at 12:00 Noon

The Commission reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders
(Issue Date - 11 November 2009)

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Assistant Manager (Pharmacist)

Chronic Disease Prescription Drug Plan (CDPDP)

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

The applicant willbe responsible fI . i, li!,.,. 1,1,-i.-: I! .1J!, ,!: ,1.. Plan's Formulary through
ongoing reviews of pharmaceutical databases, consultations with pharmaceutical companies and health
professionals and audits of pharmacies to ensure quality drugs and cost control in the Plan.

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

1. Conduct targeted research through database analyses 'I'nir ,id ..l,., ri.,, I. i'and discussions with health
professionals for specifying and updating the Formulary in line with Plan's priorities, objectives and

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

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

4. Lead team involving officers from the Drug Plan and tl!. '. 1' . i ..i. 11, requisitions, conducting
annual and other special audits of dispensing activities of pharmacies to ensure compliance with
Plan's rules and to deter likely fraud and abuse;

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

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

7. Collate and classify Plan data on .hJl, '1-.... ii,i ,. dispensing and utilization to assist public health
Sffic il in dc fiimig or intensifying national policies and programs aimed at controlling chronic diseases.

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

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

Cbid same:

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Ex-bank manager loses appeal over share trade plan


To: All Members of The Public Workers'
Co-operative Credit Union Limited


Savings Distributions

Dividend Distribution

Surnames Dates

N-Z November 16th - November 20th , 2009

G-M November 23rd - November 27th, 2009

A-F November 30th - December 4th, 2009

Thereafter, dividend cheques will be
distributed until January 29th, 2010.

Distribution of Christmas Savings cheques
begins Monday, December 7th, 2009.

FROM page 1B

these prices were well below
the $9.50-plus range that Com-
monwealth Bank stock was
trading in on the Bahamas
International Securities
Exchange (BISX) at the time
in March 2006, when Tribune
Business broke the story.
In its judgment, the Court of
Appeal recorded how under
the terms of Commonwealth
Bank's stock option plan, dated
March 1, 2000, Mr Bethel had
the ability to purchase 20,000
shares in the bank at the IPO
price of $6 per share. This
option had to be exercised by
April 30, 2006, otherwise it
would lapse.
Mr Bethel, the court found,
contacted Mr Cox to help him
purchase his share options in
November 2005, and the trans-
action was completed accord-
ing to the plan's terms.
However, Mr Bethel than
"made a similar arrangement
with Colina Financial on behalf
of several [Commonwealth
Bank] employees who had
approached him to act on their
behalf under a Power of Attor-
ney", the Court of Appeal
"The transactions were com-
pleted with all funds from the
purchase being deposited to the
account of [Mr Bethel] at FIN-
CO. Payments for the purchase
of the option shares were paid



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to [Commonwealth Bank] in
accordance with the terms set
out in the option plan, and all of
the transactions were handled
by and through" Common-
wealth Bank's registered bro-
ker, Colina Financial Advisors.
While Commonwealth Bank
received the $6 per share pur-
chase price under the option
plan, the bank's managers prof-
ited from the subsequent sale of
their shares to Mr Bethel and
Colina, with Mr Bethel profit-
ing from the fee he received to
execute the transactions.
Commonwealth Bank,
though, subsequently reported
the transactions to Hillary
Deveaux, the Securities Com-
mission's executive director, on
March 7, 2006. It told the regu-
lator that Mr Bethel's employ-
ment contract had been termi-
nated, because it was "satisfied
he had been dealing in shares"
in breach of the Securities
Industry Act.
The letter stated that Mr Cox
had sold the shares he acquired
through Mr Bethel either on
BISX or privately, for prices
that were undetermined.
The letter added: "Mr Cox
would then issue a cheque to
Mr Bethel for the purchase of
the shares at $8.80 per share.
The monies were deposited at
FINCO, and the managers
were then paid $8.00 per share
for the shares acquired by them
and sold.

"In short, Mr Bethel kept the
difference between the $8.80
received by him for the sale of
the shares and the amount of
$8 per share given to the bank
managers. In other words, Mr
Bethel received a commission
of $0.80 per share."
Commonwealth Bank said its
attorneys, Graham, Thompson
& Co, had advised it that Mr
Bethel's actions could have
breached the Securities Indus-
try Act.


And, in the March 6, 2006,
letter to Mr Bethel dismissing
him, the bank said that in
receiving the commission he
had effectively acted as a bro-
ker/dealer, describing this as "a
criminal offence and in breach
of your fiduciary obligations to
the bank. This is gross miscon-
The Industrial Tribunal had
ruled against Mr Bethel's claim
that he had been wrongfully
dismissed, finding that he had
"committed a fundamental
breach of his contract of
However, Mr Bethel
appealed this ruling, largely on
the grounds that the Tribunal
had erred when it felt Com-
monwealth Bank had no rea-
son to first investigate the alle-
gations against him, given that
the Employment Act placed
the burden of proof on the
company to show its actions
were justified.
The Court of Appeal found,
though, that the Act's inten-
tions would be defeated if 'rea-

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Notice is hereby jgven that in accordance with Section
137 (8) of the Internatimad Business Companies Act 2000
the Disolution of OHM HOLDINGS LTD. hui been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off ihc Regkiter
of Companies.

The )Daic of the Completion nf disslution waos the 23rd
of Octoberr 2(M.

NO I l' IS H L-.RI Y CjJVVEN maI Inli i .w%:

0) ICEIERG OVUSAS LTD, in in Iluti'ii urKnr 1ih
pfovYiM oft llH If[n1Tailal Busi-e�s Comink At 200,

(b Te Disslution of said CImpaqy iv t d i 'Novimber 10,

by 1he Ri.lrjr (1ienvirail.

(c) Th, Liquiditor if the said oimnpny is L.Ael. a Colli of 2nd
Tena %s, Ceram ilc. Na.,i U. Bjhiiaa.

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daeb art ",ed.



sonable belief' that the employ-
ee had committed the offence
had to always be established.
"What then, is the situation
with an employee who admits
to stealing from the cashier's
till?" the court asked. "I would
have thought that the employ-
ee's admission was sufficient to
satisfy the ingredients [of the
Act] that the employer honest-
ly and reasonably believed that
the employee stole from the
cashier's till."
The judgment also recalled
three meetings held between
Mr Bethel and senior Com-
monwealth Bank executives to
discuss the matter, during which
he was questioned and gave
answers. The Court of Appeal
said this defeated the argu-
ments of Mr Bethel and his
attorneys that no proper inves-
tigation took place.
The more important ques-
tion, the court said, was
whether Commonwealth Bank
"honestly believed on a balance
of probability that the appel-
lant had committed the mis-
conduct in question at the time
of the dismissal". It found that
it had.
As for breaching the Securi-
ties Industry Act, the Court of
Appeal found he "clearly fit-
ted the definition" of someone
who dealt in securities, as he
acquired his fellow managers'
shares and disposed of them,
securing a profit for all.
It was sufficient, they added,
for Commonwealth Bank to
regard this conduct as incom-
patible with his duty as a bank
manager, dismissing Mr
Bethel's appeal.

Nassau Airport
M-VO~ me'iqp C40nwwtI'

US Departures Terminal

Ledcor is seeking contractors to assist in completion of Stage I of the LPIA Expansion

Project (US Departures Terminal). All contractors, particular Bahamian contractors, are

encouraged to participate in this significant national project Scooes to be tendered to

complete the frt out of the new terminal include:

-Architectural Millwork

*Interior Glazing & Mirrors

A qfotaition pdkge must be submitted prior or at the bIM ding. Ony bids frrh crontators deemed
qua#ed wi be considered. Qua ffcrtians wiU be based an the allowing criteria
* A demonstraon of ondflf capad~ty
* Experience
* References
* Bahamian OwnershipflCnte
The project s cowered by Contractors Defiauf rfsurnce fr inleu of bonding. NO BONDING WILL BE REQUIRED.

Quwokcation and tender packages wil be available for pickup at de Ledcor Consruction Bahamas Limited Site
Offle of t e Lynder Pindffg a emateon Airpotl. Wndsor Fied Road. For queries call te Site teffice at
The dsing date for the teder and prequadicoioan pockgeswif beat 2:00 pm Thursday Nove m ber
27t, 209,


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171 103 AML Foods Limited 117 117 000 0127 0000 92 000%
11 80 990 Bahamas Property Fund 1075 1075 0 O 00 0 992 0 200 108 1 86%
9 30 590 Bank of Bahamas 590 590 000 0244 0260 242 441%
S89 063 Benchmark 063 063 000 0877 0000 N/M 0 00%
349 315 Bahamas Waste 315 315 000 0125 0090 252 286%
237 214 Fdelhty Bank 237 237 000 0055 0040 431 169%
1420 9 92 Cable Bahamas 10 00 1000 000 1406 0250 71 250%
288 272 Colna Holdings 272 272 000 0249 0040 109 1 47%
750 526 CommonwealthBank(S1) 565 565 000 0419 0300 135 531%
85 127 Consoldated Water BDRs 290 269 021 0111 0052 242 193%
285 1 32 Doctor's Hospital 255 255 000 0625 0080 41 314%
820 628 Famguard 650 650 000 0420 0240 155 369%
1250 880 Fnco 930 930 000 0322 0520 289 559%
1171 987 FirstCanbbean Bank 987 987 000 0631 0350 156 355%
553 411 Focol (S) 434 434 000 17,429 0326 0150 133 346%
00 100 Focol Class B Preference 100 100 000 0000 0000 N/M 000%
0 45 027 Freeport Concrete O 027 027 000 0035 0000 77 000%
902 549 ICD Utlites 559 559 000 0407 0500 137 894%
1200 995 J S Johnson 995 995 000 0952 0640 105 643%
1000 1000 Premier Real Estate 1000 1000 000 0156 0000 641 000%
LI . L ILCI ,LLi L'.i i -IL --*- -, L ..I-h.. I .. . .1 - .....,I - -
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Security Symbol Last Sale Change Dally 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 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100 00 0 00 Prime + 1 75% 19 October 2022
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100 00 0 00 7% 30 May 2013
100000 100000 Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 10000 000 Prime + 1 75% 29 May 2015
14 60 7 92 Bhamas Spermarkts 10 06 11 06 14 00 -2 246 0000 N/M 00%
8 00 600 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 2 00 625 400 0000 0480 N/M 780%
4100 2900 ABDAB 3013 3159 2900 4540 0000 903 000%
L LC. -. 1 r ,.,,., ,,,,.. 1.
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield % NAV Date
1 4038 1 3344 CFAL Bond Fund 1 4038 372 520 31-Aug-09
30350 28266 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 28266 386 488 31- Oct-09
1 4957 1 4226 CFAL Money Market Fund 1 4957 430 513 23-Oct-09
35399 29343 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 29343 -1333 -1711 31- Oct-09
132400 123870 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 132400 493 590 31- Oct-09
1030956 1000000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 1030956 310 252 30-Sep-09
1000000 994177 CFAL Global Equity Fund 994177 312 276 30-Sep-09
1 0000 1 0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1 0000 000 000 31 Dec-07
105884 94740 Fidelity International Investment Fund 94740 417 418 31- Oct-09
1 0757 10000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 10757 386 530 30-Sep-09
1 0364 10000 FG Financial Growth Fund 10305 -024 022 30-Sep-09
1 0709 10000 FG Financial Diversified Fund 1 0709 324 454 30-Sep-09
SALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1000 00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing pce
52wk Highest closing pe ce in last 2 weeks Bd $ Buying pce of Colna and Fideli ty
52wk-Low - Lowest closing pce in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selng pce of Colna and fidelity
Previous lose Previous days weighted pce for dly volume Last Pce Last traded overthecounter pce
Today Close Current days weighted pce for daIly volume Weekly Vol Trading volume of the prorweek
Change Clhange in closing pce from dayto day EPS $ A company repoed earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daly Vl Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M -Not Meaningful
PE Clospicdiid dbythe lat 12 th earnings FINDEX -The FideIty Bahamas Stock Index January 1, 1994 = 100
S ) -for-1 Stock Split - Eflfetve Date 7/11 2007
TO TRADE CALLm COLINA 242-.502-700 I0 ROYAL FIDELITY 242-356-7764 I FO CAPITAL IMARIKETS 242-396-4000 I COLONIAL 242-502-7525





$2.1m investment aids

power firm reliability

FROM page 1B
tomers and the Government,
due to a combination of rela-
tively high power bills, moves to
cut-off customers unable to pay,
and the firm's consistency/reli-
ability problems that have
resulted in numerous blackouts
and power shortages.
However, Mr Ferrell told
Tribune Business that the com-
pany's reliability was now
"improved" due to the work
carried out this year on upgrad-
ing its infrastructure, mainly its
distribution and transmission
systems, plus its plant.
One project, he explained,
had involved grounding all
Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny's transmission lines and
poles, "which greatly improved
the performance during light-
ning storms. Lightning caused
us very few problems this year".
In addition, Mr Ferrell said
the firm had completed its
"automated transmission loop"
connecting all its substations
around Freeport, building in
redundancy so that if transmis-
sions lines were interrupted
from one direction, electricity
could still be flowed to these
facilities via the other route.
The Grand Bahama Power
Company chief executive said
the automated loop had
required a $1.6 million invest-
ment, and the grounding a fur-
ther $0.5 million, for a total $2.1
From a generation plant per-
spective, Mr Ferrell said Grand
Bahama Power Company had
"made sure all maintenance
was done in a timely manner"
and completed, moving to
enhance reliability.
"It will certainly make a
tremendous difference," he said
of all the work. "We have to
stay on top of it, but our cus-

tomers will see much better
reliability going forward
because of the work done this
"We're trying to see if there
are opportunities for us to be
part of the economic develop-
ment of this island, and are
working with the Grand
Bahama Port Authority. We
want to make sure we do our
part to ensure the island's econ-
omy improves."
Mr Ferrell said Grand
Bahama Power Company had
also "seen some improvement
in efficiency" in its generation
units in the 2009 second half,
and was focusing on ensuring
all plant units were running, so
the "most efficient can be run-
ning at any given time".
The chief executive said
Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny was also looking at "next
generation units, and the
upgrades, fuel and technology
that would be most appropri-
ate to the island's environment.
Data was still being collected
on Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany's wind power experiment,
Mr Ferrell saying that although
the project - which started in
April - had been going for sev-
en months, a year's worth of
data was required to enable a
decision to be made. Talks were
also being held with Sanitation
Services over the prospects for
landfill gas.
Meanwhile, Mr Ferrell said
Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny expected construction work
on its new headquarters build-
ing to be completed by year-
end, with the company likely
to move in shortly after the
New Year. This, he added,
would allow Grand Bahama
Power Company to consolidate
most of its employees in one

N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 9th
day of November, 2009 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Carol G. Gray of
16825 Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060

Dated the 9th day of November, 2009.

Attorneys for the above-named Company



Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624,
Nassau, Bahamas on or before 4th day of December,
A.D., 2009. In default thereof they will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 9th day of November, A.D., 2009.

Carol G. Gray
16825 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060

Legal Notice
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of November 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


FROM page 1B
other forms of debt.
"I also say that simply adding this yacht
registry will not 'round off' the nation's
private wealth management service/prod-
uct. There is a similar need for a jet/mort-
gage registry, and I have been calling for
this for over 10 years. This is a very neces-
sary tool that is required to attract high
end individuals and families to transfer
their wealth here," the former PLP leader-
ship candidate said.
Recalling previous experiences, Mr Moss
told Tribune Business: "Years ago I regis-
tered a jet here in the Bahamas and it was
done through pulling teeth. We had to jump
through hoops in convincing the lender
they could enforce their rights here."
He added that he was "99 per cent" con-
fident that the Bahamas' planned mega
yacht registry would not be established
before year-end, as Bahamas Maritime
Authority chair Ian Fair had said yesterday,

due to the number of technical obstacles
that had to be overcome.
Speaking to this newspaper from Lon-
don, Mr Fair had said: "The mega yacht
registry is very actively under way, and
there are a lot of moving parts to it. It's a
very high priority, and we're hopeful of
having it before the end of the year.
"We want to do it; the Government
wants to do it; and all are very supportive of
the idea. It's just a matter of putting it all
together. There's great progress being
made, and we're hopeful of being able to
launch it by the end of the year."
The mega yacht registry is also being
viewed as a natural extension to the
Bahamas' existing 1700-strong bulk ship-
ping registry, the world's third largest, and
a tool to attract mega yacht owners, man-
agers and charterers to register their vessels
in this nation.
In addition, a mega yacht registry has
obvious links to the Bahamas' high-end



N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
6th November, 2009 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust
Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 11th day of November, A. D. 2009

Credit Suisse Trust Limited

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 9th day of
November, 2009.

Patricia Ann SALEM
52, Piers Road
Borrowdale, Harare

Legal Notice
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of November 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of November 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


second home market, given that these prop-
erty owners are also likely to own this class
of vessel.
The links to the Bahamas' financial ser-
vices industry, with its private wealth man-
agement specialisation, are even more obvi-
ous, as the owners of mega yachts are its
target client market. A mega yacht registry
in the Bahamas could also encourage them-
selves to domicile in this nation, and follow
their assets here.
"The key reason behind it is that it
rounds off the Bahamas' offering from a
wealth management point of view," Mr
Fair told Tribune Business. "It's one area of
the market that we do not have a big slice
of, because they've been going elsewhere.
We need to be able to offer that service as
In addition, a Bahamas registry could
also generate increased business for mari-
nas and service suppliers to mega yachts, in
addition to boosting government revenues.



N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
6th November, 2009 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust
Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 11th day of November, A. D. 2009

Credit Suisse Trust Limited



N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
6th November, 2009 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust
Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 11th day of November, A. D. 2009

Credit Suisse Trust Limited



N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
6th November, 2009 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust
Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 11th day of November, A. D. 2009

Credit Suisse Trust Limited



N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

voluntary dissolution under the provisions of Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
6th November, 2009 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

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

Dated this 11th day of November, A. D. 2009

Verduro Associated Ltd.



Yacht mortgage registry urged





Capital markets enforcement is 'held back'

ability to act immediately - issu-
ing temporary orders, orders
on the spot - so we can act with-
out having to go through the
disciplinary process first. The
right of appeal exists."
Among the key changes to
the reformed Securities Indus-
try Act and its proposed regu-
lations, which are now being
reviewed by the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office and Ministry of
Finance, is that the Securities
Commission will base its regu-
lation and supervision of reg-
istrants on 'function' - the busi-
ness lines they are actively
involved in - as opposed to
Ms Martinborough said this
was the way most other coun-
tries regulated their securities
industries, and explained that
it would better enable the Secu-
rities Commission to supervise

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 11th day of November,
2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O.
Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Equity Side


ACT 1959




ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land situate
at Split Rocks about Four (4) miles Southeast of
the Treasure Cay Airport and about Two (2) miles
Northwest of Treasure Cay on Great Abaco Island
in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas containing
Fifteen and Thirty-four thousandths (15.034) acres
or thereabouts

ALL that piece parcel or tract of land comprising of
Fifteen and Thirtyfour thousandths (15.034) acres
or thereabouts situate in the vicinity of Split Rocks
on Great Abaco Island in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas and which is bounded on the North by the
high water mark of the Sea and running thereon Six
hundred and Thirty-one and Eighty-two hundredths
(631.82) feet more or less on the East by land the
property of Sugar Plantation Limited and running
thereon One thousand and Fifty-nine and Forty-three
hundredths (1,059.43) feet more or less on the South
by the road known as the Great Abaco Highway
and running thereon Six hundred and Fifty-one and
Eighty-eight hundredths (651.88) feet and on the
West by land formerly the property of Home and
Auto Supplies Limited but now the property of
John Wayne Darville and running thereon One
thousand One hundred and Thirty-four and
Fifty-one hundredths (1,134.51) feet more or less

Lennard Maurice Ashworth Gulson claims to be
the owner in fee simple in possession of the parcel
of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioner
has made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Sec-
tion 3 of The Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to
have his title to the said land investigated.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during
normal business hours at:-

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court
(b) The Commissioner's Office at Coopers
Town, Abaco
(c) The Chambers of the undersigned.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person
having dower or right to dower or an adverse claim
or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall
before the 11 day of January, A.D. 2010 file in
the Supreme Court and serve the Petitioner or the
undersigned a statement of his claim in the
prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve
a statement of his claim on or before the 11th day of
January, A.D. 2010 will operate as a bar to such claim.

Attorneys for the Petitioner,
Magna Carta Court,
Parliament & Shirley Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas.

FROM page 1B
However, Ms Martinborough
said that, under the proposed
new legislation, "the enforce-
ment provisions of the Com-
mission have been expanded,
and its powers extended quite
extensively. We have also
addressed the issue of process,
which has given the Commis-
sion some challenges over the
"The main issue addressed
in the extension of powers pro-
vided to the Commission is our

behin -th new s

read Isg n

companies engaged in carrying
on multiple business lines.
Before, the Bahamian regu-
lator had been unable to decide
whether some firms fell under
the definition of a broker/deal-
er or a securities investment
adviser, the revised Act having
been designed to tidy this area
up and bring clarity.
"This is one of the core
changes to the regulations, and
it's going to present the Com-
mission with one of its biggest
operational challenges, because
it's going to require the recon-
figuration of the whole struc-
ture and operations with regard
to licensing," Ms Martinbor-
ough said.
Elsewhere, the new legisla-
tion and regulations would
require the Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange
(BISX) to "establish its solven-
cy on an ongoing basis" due to
exchange solvency require-
As for general standards for
business conduct, Ms Martin-
borough said: "The biggest
change is that we have included
the requirement for parties reg-
istered by the Commission to
maintain general standards of
honesty, fairness and acting in
the best interests of their
"Significant changes" had

NOTICE is hereby given that Jason Jeremie Reid of Marathon
Estates, P.O. Box SS 5807, Nassau, The 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 11th day
of November, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NEW PROVIDENCE, THE 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 4TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2009 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, New Providence, The




The newly formed Insurance Commission
(a statutory corporation) is seeking analysts to
assist with the on-site and off-site examination of
insurance companies and intermediaries.

* Reports to the Chief Analyst/Superintendent
* Responsible for the supervision of other
analysts /directly responsible for the
examination of licensees to ensure that licensees
are compliant with prudential requirements
through on-site and off-site examinations
* Prepare/vet the preparation of examination
* Prepare/vet/approve on-site/off-site financial
analysis, letters and other correspondence as
* Ensure that licensees databases are maintained
* Supervision of other analysts/directly
responsible for the assessment of new
applications for licensees
* Contributes to the refining of supervisory
methodology, policy development and the
formulation of new/revised legislation and the
related guidelines
* Provide advice and information to licensees and
the wider public regarding complaints and
questions about licensees' performance

* Professional Accountant / MBA in accounting /
Certification in Insurance/ experience in the
insurance industry
* Financial analysis skills
* Excellent leadership, communications,
teamwork and organization skills
* Proficient in Microsoft office products to
intermediate level
* Ability to work independently and multi-task
* Excellent written and oral communications
* Knowledge of insurance industry an asset

* A competitive compensation package
commensurate with relevant experience and

* 13 November 2009
* Application including comprehensive resume to
be submitted by e-mail addresses to:

also been made to the issuance
of prospectuses, the revised Act
requiring that such a document
be presented to the Securities
Commission if any form of
shares are being offered/dis-
tributed to the Bahamian pub-
This had been stipulated in
the current legislation, but Ms
Martinborough explained:
"That standard has given the
Commission immense prob-
lems, because wherever you
look you can't find a definition
of 'public'. That's been one of
the most difficult challenges
we've had in administering the
present legislation."
Now, while the requirement
for the issuance of prospectus-
es, and their submission to the
Securities Commission, would
apply to any public issuance of
shares in the Bahamas, the
revised legislation included a
number of 'carve-outs' or
exemptions, such as the
issuance of shares to family
members only. Private place-
ments, though, would require
a "limited prospectus".
Ms Martinborough said
another "new requirement"
was for publicly-listed compa-
nies to submit their 'manage-
ment discussion and analysis'
to the Securities Commission,
along with their quarterly and

annual results filings.
However, proxy material -
usually included with company
annual reports and mailed to
Bahamian shareholders prior
to annual general meetings
(AGMs) - does not have to be
submitted to the regulator first.
This, Ms Martinborough
said, could be sent "to share-
holders and the Commission at
the same time. The Commis-
sion will have the authority to
step in after the fact.
"We believe most of our
public companies have come
up to the standard of informa-
tion required to be disclosed in
proxy materials."
Front running and insider
trading would remain offences
under the new Securities Indus-
try Act, while all purchases/dis-
posals of public company shares
by 'insiders', such as company
directors, had to be disclosed
to the Securities Commission
as before.
"I am pleased to report that
the Commission has drafted
corporate governance rules that
will be issued for consultation
[soon]," Ms Martinborough
"We are in the process of
working with a regional group
in developing Takeover Bid

NOTICE is hereby given that Timelie Philippe of FAITH
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 11th day of November, 2009 to
the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that WADNER DESTINE of HEARN
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
11th day of November, 2009 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.BoxN-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that FRANCHISE FENELON OF ST.
PROVIDENCE, THE 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 4TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2009 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, New Providence, The

NOTICE is hereby given that JOHN PIERRE of Karl Rd.,Claridge
Dale, NASSAU, THE 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 4th day of November, 2009
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O.
Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


ARTHUR BROWN also known
as DAVID A. BROWN late
of 4644 Isleta Avenue in the
City of San Diego in the State
of California one of States of
the United States of America,

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or interest
in the above Estate should send same duly
certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before 27th November, 2009 after which date
the Administratrix will proceed to distribute the
assets of the Estate having regard only to the
claims, demands or interests of which she shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted
to the above Estate are asked to settle such
debts on or before 27th November, 2009.

Attorneys for the Administratrix
P.O. Box AB-20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


rules, which we believe will be
used as a basis for takeovers
throughout the region. That
project seems to be moving
quite efficiently, and we hope
we have Takeover Rules soon-
er rather than later."
When asked by BICA's
members about the Securities
Commission's ability to enforce
the new regulations, Ms Mart-
inborough said she was "not
going to pretend it's going to
be simple", acknowledging that
"the Commission is going to be
challenged with the implemen-
tation of the legislation".
"There are going to be many
changes to the Commission's
own operations and structure,"
Ms Martinborough said. "There
are quite a number of core
changes being made to the reg-
ulatory structure for the secu-
rities industry under this legis-
lation, so that's going to be a
challenge, one which we are
prepared to meet."
She added that the Securi-
ties Commission was "well on
the way" to drafting the rules
and guidelines necessary to
start implementing the Securi-
ties Industry Act and its regu-
lations, once they were passed
by Parliament and signed into



A TABLE set for the
Thanksgiving din-
ner would probably look
something like this: A
crispy golden-brown
roasted turkey as the cen-
trepiece, mashed pota-
toes, stuffing and corn on
the cob as side dishes,
and for dessert, a deli-
cious pumpkin pie.
And while Thanksgiving Day is
really an American holiday, many
Bahamians observe it, at least when
it comes to cooking up the tradi-
tional goodies.
But this year it might just be sat-
isfying to put a spin on the 'same
ole' Thanksgiving meal.
After all, who doesn't get tired
of eating the same thing every year?
To help you out with your
Thanksgiving dinner plans, Tribune
Taste has explored alternative dish-
es that can be prepared instead of

the usual fare.
At the heart of almost every
Thanksgiving meal is the turkey.
Some might even say there is no
Thanksgiving dinner without
But this year we're putting a spin
on it, 'doing it Bahamian style' with
a variety of seafood and non-tradi-
tional side dishes.
Owner of the Bahamian Kitchen
Restaurant and Lounge Michael
Brice says every year they try to
"switch up" their Thanksgiving
"What we try to do is a give a
variety of dishes to our patrons to
select from. We still cook the tradi-
tional or American-style Thanks-
giving dinner because the majority
of our guests are tourists, but we
also give them a little taste of the
Bahamian-style Thanksgiving din-
ner, too," he said.
According to Mr Brice, this
Bahamian-style dinner usually con-
sists of an assortment of local
seafood as an alternative to turkey.
"For our Bahamian-style Thanks-
giving dinner we often prepare a
lot of fish, steamed and boiled," he
This is a good option not only for

seafood lovers but for vegetarians
as well. Instead of poultry, you can
serve up fried grouper or boiled
snapper, preparing it with your
selection of seasoning.
What about strict vegetarians or
vegans? Well they can try out the
'tofurkey', which is a casserole
made with tofu and artificial turkey
Stuffing is another Thanksgiving
staple, and while you don't have to
exclude this delightful item from
your dinner menu, you can add a lit-
tle something extra to it.
"When it comes to stuffing it
depends on the cook. Some people
choose to make stuffing from the
box and then others make stuffing
from scratch. What people can do
to change things up a bit is add a lit-
tle lobster meat to the stuffing. This
is a good idea especially if they want
to try something different," Mr
Brice said.
Other delicacies like conch, craw-
fish, shrimp or crab meat can be
added to the dish, giving your stuff-
ing a unique flavour.
Mr Brice says that every dinner
should include a little starch,
whether it is in the form of rice or
mashed potatoes. He suggests that if


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you are going for the Bahamian-
style Thanksgiving dinner you
should choose rice, as it goes won-
derfully with seafood.
Desserts like pumpkin pie or
sweet potato pie usually satisfy the
sweet tooth after a delicious meal.
But instead of pumpkin, apple or
sweet potato pie, there are a few
choices that complement the
Bahamian Thanksgiving dinner bet-
"Cheesecake can be an alterna-
tive for sweet potato pie or pump-
kin pie. When we prepare a
Thanksgiving dinner for our diners
we would usually give them a
coconut tart, pineapple tart or a
Bahamian-made guava duff," he
"It's also all about creativity when
it comes to preparing food. People
can use a variety of foods as alter-
natives for their dinner, as well as a
variety of pastries, it all depends on
what you are going for."
While you don't have to change
the entire menu of your dinner, sub-
stituting one item for another,
adding that little something extra
to your pot can be very satisfying
for you and your Thanksgiving




* (8 ounce) of package cream
* 2 cups of pumpkin puree
*14 ounces sweetened con-
densed milk
*3 eggs
*1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
* 1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch
single crust pie

1. Preheat oven to 350
degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Mix cream cheese and con-
densed milk together until
smooth. Stir in the pureed pump-
kin, pumpkin pie spice and eggs.
Mix until well combined. Pour
batter into the pie shell.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175
degrees C) for 45 minutes or
until a knife inserted 1-inch from
the edge comes out clean. Serve


* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
*1 onion, finely chopped
* 3 stalks celery, finely
*1 green bell pepper, finely
*1 (4.5 ounce) can mush-
rooms, drained
*1 clove garlic, crushed
* salt to taste
* ground black pepper to taste
* 1 1/2 cups corn flake crumbs
*1 (10.75 ounce) can con-
densed cream of mushroom

1. Preheat oven to 350
degrees F (175 degrees C).
Lightly grease a medium casse-
role dish.
2. Heat the oil in a skillet over
medium heat, and saut6 the
onion, celery, pepper, mush-
rooms, and garlic until tender.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mix in the corn flake crumbs
and soup. Transfer to the pre-
pared casserole dish.
3. Bake 30 minutes in the
preheated oven, until lightly


*1 (12 pound) whole turkey
* 3/4 cup olive oil
* 2 tablespoons garlic powder
* 2 teaspoons dried basil
*1 teaspoon ground sage
*1 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon black pepper
* 2 cups water

1. Preheat oven to 325
degrees F (165 degrees C).
Clean turkey (discard giblets
and organs), and place in a
roasting pan with a lid.
2. In a small bowl, combine
olive oil, garlic powder, dried
basil, ground sage, salt, and
black pepper. Using a basting
brush, apply the mixture to the
outside of the uncooked turkey.
Pour water into the bottom of
the roasting pan, and cover.
3. Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours,
or until the internal temperature
of the thickest part of the thigh
measures 180 degrees F (82
degrees C). Remove bird from
oven, and allow to stand for
about 30 minutes before carv-

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This Friday, at the Doongalik
Studios Art Gallery in Marina
Village, Paradise Island, the
Danguillecourt Project presents
'Islands of the Sun: A tribute
to the Northern Exuma Cays,
Bahamas' - a unique window
into Bahamian natural history.
Put together by two young
Bahamians, John A Thompson
and Nikita Shiel-Rolle, the book
offers spectacular images and
an intriguing text tour which
takes the reader through the
ecosystems of the central
Bahamas, from the hilltops to
the depths of the ocean. The
book is an unprecedented
fusion of science and art, which
is guaranteed to fascinate and
educate young and old alike.
All proceeds from 'Islands
of the Sun' will directly sup-
port the environmental and
educational programmes of the
non-profit Danguillecourt Pro-
ject, such as Young Bahamian
Marine Scientists' after-school
clubs, workshops, and sum-
mer camps.
A book signing and art show
to accompany the launch will
be held from 5pm to 9pm at
Doongalik Studios.

This Friday and Saturday,
Fab Factor Studio International
and Brazilian Bezel Swimwear
are hosting a casting call for
female models to launch their
2010 Swimwear Calendar.
The casting call will be held
at The Parlor on Boyd Road,
next to the Shell Gas Station.
Models must be 5'5" or taller
and must bring a two-piece
bathing suit and heels, a comp
card and/or portfolio. Must be
18 or over. Weaves are not per-
mitted and hair has to be
washed and dried. The event
is from 12noon to 4 pm and
models will have the chance to
win free photoshoots, an inclu-
sive portfolio package and

For the fourth time, veteran
American actor Wayne LeGette
will instruct students on how
to approach acting as a practi-
cal craft.
The workshops began on
October 3 and will continue
until December 12, taking place
every other Saturday at The
Hub on Bay Street and Cole-
brook Lane.
The programme offers voice
and diction work, monologue
and audition coaching, film and
television commercial and
scene coaching.
You can contact Ordain
Moss at 324-2336 or 425-5266
to reserve your spot for this
week's session. Also visit for
more information.
At the end of the workshop,
participants will be awarded a
certificate of completion.
Interested persons aged 17
and up are invited to sign up.

This Saturday, Morely's Art
Studio and Gallery presents
'The Beauty of Black and White'
at its Harrold Road location
from 6pm to 10pm.

This Sunday at 4pm, the
Anglican Chorale hosts its Fourth
Annual Hymn Festival at Christ
Church Cathedral under the
patronage of Bishop Rev Laish
Boyd and his wife. Directed by
Rosemary C Hanna, organists
include Edward Cox, Allison
Dean and Preston Ferguson. The
brass ensemble is led by Inspec-
tor Dennis Sturrup.
Admission is free, but an
offering will be taken.

Exclusive 'New India' fashion show to

support cancer patients in the Bahamas

EXCLUSIVE UK fashion designer
Surinder Panesar of Sim Sui, based in
Leicester, has created a special collec-
tion especially for the Bahamas that will be
featured for viewing and sale this weekend at
the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama's
'Passage to India' event.

Additionally, flying in for
the event is JetC Patel, one of
the evening's three DJs, who
has recently played Brighton
Festival and frequently works
the hottest European and Lon-
don nightclubs.
The Passage to India Fash-
ion Show and Party has been
organised by a group of Grand
Bahama women who wanted
something different, cool and
exciting to wear, something
fabulous to enjoy, and at the
same time raise money to buy
beds to extend the hospice
care provided by the Cancer
The event will take place
this Saturday at the Grand
Bahama Sailing Club, former-
ly the Sir Charles Hayward
Yacht Club, on Main Royal
Close, east on Midshipman
Alison Anglade, event pro-
ducer, said: "We have had the
privilege of seeing some of the
fabrics and designs and they
are perfect for our climate and
desires. The Sim Sui collection
includes ladies', men's and
children's wear and has every-
thing from beach to evening

wear. It is all excellent quality
and reasonably priced."
"The evening itself promis-
es much. We have a fashion
show featuring professional
models, some of whom are
world-class, as well as featuring
(cancer) survivors, all of whom
are beautiful women who are
excited to step out on the run-
way and show off their
strength and these fabulous
clothes," Ms Anglade said.
As for what else guests can
expect from the night, Ms
Anglade said there will be
Indian hors d'eouvres, special
drinks, fun giveaways and
demonstrations. The event will
be hosted by Grand Bahama's
youngest and hottest MC,
Rico Thompson.
"It will be a great way for
us all to experience a taste of
the 'new' India," Ms Anglade
"The planning for this event
has seen green lights all the
way. A great group of people
have come together and asked
what they can do to help and
we have built up a large num-
ber of volunteers to help work
on the night to ensure it is suc-

cessful. Runway coach, Glenn
Charles, director of Face Inter-
national Modelling School, has
some superb ideas for the
show. We have two great local
DJs, namely, Kristen Culmer
and Maceo J J Jones who are
excited about working with
JetC Patel," she said.
Shirlyn Gray, a volunteer of
the Cancer Association of
Grand Bahama, said: "We
really hope people will turn
out to support this wonderful
event and we are very happy
that other nationalities have
come together to help raise
awareness of what we do. It
will be a fun, fashion-forward
evening and we are hoping
that the profits from the event
will buy the beds we need. We
do hope everyone will come
along and enjoy themselves all
in support of such a great
cause. The tickets are $20 and
clothing will be for sale after-
wards. It would a great place
to buy something fabulous for
the Christmas season."
Each year the Cancer Asso-
ciation of Grand Bahama
hosts a seminar on the latest
advances in cancer preven-
tion and early detection. Last
year, in conjunction with
Jackson Memorial Hospital
in Miami, they undertook a
genetic testing study to
unearth why Bahamians are
getting cancer at a younger
age than other nationalities.
The building on West
Atlantic Drive, Freeport, cur-


rently has three beds and they
need to increase that number
to six to provide more hos-
pice care to the people of the
"We offer a confidential
service and 'comfort place' to
local patients. We hold sup-
port group meetings on the
first Tuesday of each month

for our membership of 80 and
provide people with informa-
tion about the disease," Ms
Gray said.
Tickets are available from
Island Java, Personal Touch
Pharmacy, Island Timekeep-
ers and the Cancer Associa-
tion of the Grand Bahama,
call 352-2873 or 727-0085.


A WELL-known teacher
turned professional performer
will return to Grand Bahama
for one night only, for an event
that promises to be magical.
Pam Woods, who inspired
students from Hugh Campbell
Primary, Sunland Baptist,
Freeport High, St Vincent de
Paul, and the former Hawksbill
High in the 1990s, will be the
star of a night of song, music
and dance with a jazz and
gospel flavour at Freeport's
Regency Theatre this Friday.
Looking forward to a night
to remember, Ms Woods said:
"I taught for almost 30 years in
all and was a weekend enter-
tainer. I thought I would never
make a living as an entertainer,
so teaching provided income
while I did what my heart
desired on stage."
"I'm still a teacher, but I'm
also a professional performer.
I use all the skills of a teacher
to pull and draw out audiences.
Sometimes there is no
response - like a class - and
you wonder if you are getting
through. I still use the tricks of
the classroom."
Ms Woods was one of seven
children and originally moved
from Nassau to Grand
Bahama because she wanted
to be independent and "make
a fresh start".
Music was a big part of her
life - her late father Sidney
Woods was a musician and his
style can still to be heard in
Pam's piano-playing.
In addition to teaching music
and performing professional-
ly in front of audiences, she
played the organ on Sunday
mornings in many of
Freeport's churches.
This Friday, she will be
appearing with a large sup-
porting cast in 'Home Again
- An Evening with Pam
Woods and Friends'.
Also featured are: Ossie
Hall and Ralph Munnings,

PAM Woods bewitching an

both playing the saxophone;
Michael Wilchcombe, Donald
Glass and Leslie McDonald
The night will include a
selection from "Ain't Misbe-
havin'" performed by Methice
Rigby, Dora Brown, Kenton
Pinder and Allessandro Major
- a preview for the full show
which will presented by
Freeport Players' Guild next
Dancers Sheena and A J
Forbes will show off their tal-
ents to Ms Woods' version of
"I Got Rhythm".
The Lois Seiler Dancers and
Grand Bahama Players will
complete the bill along with
Ms Woods' daughter Wan-
drea, a teacher at St Paul's Col-
lege and music tutor at Woods'
Music Academy on the island.
Friday's show is the latest to
be staged by the Grand
Bahama Performing Arts Soci-
ety which was launched in Jan-
uary in support of performers
throughout the island.
All proceeds from the show
are to their benefit.
Tickets can be obtained
from the Seventeen Shop, Ital-
ian Specialty Imports and
Island Java on Grand Bahama.



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Coin of the Realm

hosts annual

Christmas showing

THE Thackers and the Smiths, guests from Texas, at Coin of the Realm's cocktail event.

THE Coin of the Realm family at the cocktail party for the annual Christmas showing.

Tribune Features Reporter

LOWERS die, chocolates
you eat, but jewellery lasts
With this in mind, people came out in
droves last week to attend Coin of the
Realm's annual Christmas showing. It was a
high-class event as jewellery lovers attended
the fancy courtyard reception before entering
the store to view the "Smooth Sailing" col-
With food and drink in-hand, persons filed
into the store's showroom to view pieces from
big-name designers such as Jorg Heinz, Den-
ny Wong and Marta Howell.
Making its debut at the event was the Her-
shey's 'Kiss' collection featuring pendants
shaped like a silver chocolate Kiss. It comes in
four-18 karat diamonds, said Karen Alliata,
manager of Coin of the Realm.
But the hottest piece of the three-day show-
case was the 'Smooth Sailing' pin, which was
designed in Switzerland exclusively for Coin
of the Realm. The pin features a sterling sil-
ver diamond encrusted sailboat with conch
pearls in the shades of pink and orange.
This was the 32nd annual Christmas show-
ing of fine jewellery at Coin of the Realm,
Mrs Alliata said.
"We invite all of our existing customers to
come and take a look at the new collection
and get a start on the Christmas season."
And it wasn't just Bahamians who attend-
ed the event.
The Smiths, from Houston, Texas, have
been coming to the Christmas collection
showing for the last eight years.
And this time, they brought along their
friends, the Thackers.

Hershey's 'Kiss'

collection makes

debut at the event,

'Smooth Sailing'

pin steals show

Sipping on red wine, the Smiths and their
friends spoke to Tribune Art.
"I love the Jorg Heinz jewellery and had
come back to add to my collection," said Babs
Smith, who was celebrating her birthday.
"We've always enjoyed coming here."
Mrs Smith said she made her first purchase
from Coin of the Realm about eight years
ago. "We found out that the party was close to
my birthday, and in the last four years we've
been coming back for the event," she said.
Pat Thacker, of Witchita, Texas, said:
"We've been hearing about this place for as
long as we knew the Smiths. We're here to cel-
ebrate Babs' birthday and to see this party."
"Today we're having fun and looking, and
tomorrow we're giving them our money,"
Mrs Thacker said.
To which Mr Thacker, speaking on behalf
of himself and Mr Smith, said: "Tomorrow they
(the wives) have their fun and we're in trouble."
But the Texans weren't the only eager
shoppers. Over 200 local customers of Coin of
the Realm showed up to see the new designs.
For the customer with a budget, just "see-
ing the sights" and enjoying the party was
Part of the proceeds of all the sales from
Coin of the Realm's Christmas showing will
go towards the Junior Sailing Programme of
the Bahamas.



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niF.n , ~, .ISUAL artist
i,,e,.. Toby Lunn has
embarked on a
- -mission to depict a
. metaphorical view of
nature with his latest
exhibition entitled 'Van-
quish the Dragon', a
collection of 19 oil

Mr Lunn told Tribune Art
that this exhibition, which has
been in the works for a few
S. years, represents his final col-
lection of oil paintings.
"The collection is a series
of modern oil paintings span-
. ning a three-year period. Five
of the paintings were com-
pleted this year and the others
between one and three years
ago. This is my final oil paint-
ing collection, because I will
now be using water-based
paints for health purposes,"
he said.
Each piece in 'Vanquish the
Dragon' represents an outlet
for the artist's emotional
expression and creative imag-
"The collection is called
'Vanquish the Dragon' as it is
a metaphor of my attempt to
channel internal angst, as well
as express my ideas of what I
St think depicts interesting and
expansive painting," he said.
Each painting tells a story
and Mr Lunn uses a fusion of
different colours that sets the
tone and complements the
overall meaning found in the
One of the paintings, enti-
tled "Kali Flames", does not in
fact capture the Hindu god-
dess herself, but communi-
cates the idea of rebirth, the
artist said.
"Kali was a Hindu goddess,
and she would always be sur-
* rounded by fire, and this is of
great significance to me
because I have Hindu origins."
. Mr Lunn uses splashes of
/, blue, and black in this
painting so that the story
behind the paint is articulat-
.. . . ? ed clearly.
In another painting, entitled
I. "The Ginger Bread Ground",
he tries to capture the motion
� -- " . "�'of nature.
r" '' " 'The Ginger Bread
- Ground' is actually a very
interesting channel of water
where there is an energy that
OPENING moves the waves in an inter-
Night - Toby testing motion. The painting is
Lunn discusses not an actual picture of this
a painting with area of water, but it represents
Amanda the movement of water," he
Schmidt. said.
Mr Lunn has been painting

.for 20 years and says that he
has always had a love for
abstract expressions as they
� involve a lot of searching for a
'ZENITH Explored' by Toby Lunn. ..meaning beyond the surface.
- Following the 'Vanquish the
i !I>X " Dragon' exhibition, he said his
V, only concrete plan is to con-
, tinue working on exciting
pieces of art.
"My upcoming plan is to
keep working on my body
painting, even though it is a
little struggle. But I feel that
CI tthere is a growing buzz around
Z .the art community in the
Bahamas, so it is important to
keep adding fuel to the fire,
so that I can make a solid
mark on cultural develop-
ment," he said.
TOBY Ltlnn's The exhibition opened last
paintin:lE 'The Thursday and is currently on
- .Gine ,Bread display at the Van Breugel's
Gi l:urndl' (top) restaurant on Charlotte Street.
an ,K,,hi Filames It is expected to run for three
b:Ottom). weeks.

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