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Telethon for Haiti

launched tonight

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE two-day telethon
to raise donations for
earthquake victims in Haiti
will be launched tonight
with a live broadcast from
the British Colonial Hilton.
Last week, The
Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce and Rotary
Associations in the
Bahamas announced the
two-day telethon and con-
cert to rally Bahamian

donations for earthquake
victims in Haiti. The
telethon will be simulcast
live by ZNS, JCN and
Cable 12 from the
telethon's headquarters at
the Hilton from 8 to 10 pm.
Persons in New Providence
can call 325-6706 and those
residing in the family
islands can call (1242) 300-
Tribune online editor
Jessica Robertson will host
the telethon tonight along
SEE page eight

Bahamian group seeks

temporary migrant plan

Tribune Staff Reporter
A GROUP of Bahamian
activists and artists have
launched a letter writing cam-
paign seeking temporary status
for all Haitian migrants and the
implementation of a long-term
immigration policy with respect
to Haitians and their children.
Angelique Nixon, one of the
creators of the campaign titled
"Haitian-Bahamian Solidarity",
said that the government should
provide temporary status to all
Haitians in the Bahamas.
"I applaud the Prime Minis-
ter's decision to release
detainees and give them tem-

porary status, but what about
other undocumented Haitian
migrants and those who may be
seeking refuge from the devas-
tation after the earthquake?"
The Prime Minister has indicat-
ed that they will be detained and
perhaps locked up until they can
be deported. "This is unaccept-
able. Our Haitian brothers and
sisters need our help, they need
our compassion, and they need
our support," Nixon said.
"Our immigration policy
towards Haitians has long been
deplorable and it's time for us to
make serious change. It's time
for us to create and implement a
sensible immigration policy for
SEE page eight

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Prison escapee is apprehended
An escapee from Her Majesty's Prison Fox Hill was back
behind bars last night. Cassius Gibson, currently serving a sen-
tence for four counts of stealing, escaped on Saturday morning.
He was captured last night after police, acting on information
that the man was at a bar on Baillou Hill Road South, saw him
walking north on Baillou Hill Road shortly after 7pm. He was
apprehended without incident.

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NDP threatens
legal action over
rejection of party
'thumbs up' symbol
opment Party is threatening
legal action against the Par-
liamentary Registration
Department if it continues to
reject its application for its
party's symbol.
According to party leaders,
Parliamentary Commissioner
Errol Bethel has repeatedly
denied the NDP permission
to register the "Thumbs Up"
symbol as the party's official
The ""iiini,,i up" was first
SEE page 10

Buk dis atag oa7

Burke, SJ, first archbishop of
the Bahamas, died in Kingston,
Jamaica, at 7 o'clock last night
after a long battle with cancer.
Archbishop Burke, 77, died
in the retirement home for
Catholic priests in the Kingston
Archdiocese. He had retired
in 2008, four years after being
transferred from the Bahamas
to take over the archdiocese
of his native Kingston.
Archbishop Burke, born in
Kingston on October 27, 1932,
entered the Society of Jesus
on August 14, 1951 at Lenox,
Massachusetts and was
ordained a priest on June 16,
1964 at Holy Trinity Cathe-
dral, Kingston.

He taught at St. George's
College, Jamaica, from 1958
to 1969, when he was named
Rector of the College. In 1973
SEE page 10

Flowers to donate
$250,000 to Haiti
Tribune Staff Reporter
FML CEO Craig Flowers
yesterday announced his plans
to help Haiti's earthquake vic-
tims with an initial contribution
of $250,000.
Mr Flowers made the
announcement while speaking
to The Tribune yesterday. "We
are just pleased to be at this
point where we can step for-
ward and make such a contri-
"We have decided to initiate
a $250,000 contribution," Mr
Flowers said.
"Even though we are mak-
ing a contribution of a quarter
SEE page 10


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UNDER the theme
"Great is Thy Faithfulness",
The Big Harvest Communi-
ty Sunday School held its
ninth annual "Sunday
School Rally in the Alley"
yesterday. The ceremony
dedicated the new Commu-
nity and Christian Training
Centre and presented seven
Sunday school teachers with
its "Conquering Lion
John Ferguson, director
of Big Harvest Community
Sunday School, who is also a
Chief Superintendent of
Police, said: "Through the
years [teachers] have

OPPOSITION LEADER and Farm Road MP Perry Christie gives a
speech at the 9th Annual Sunday School Rally in the Alley yesterday.

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inspired and shared their
biblical knowledge and
Christian experience with
hundreds of persons, includ-
ing children. Their schools
and local churches are bea-
cons of light in their respec-
tive communities."
The rally energized the
narrow street of Woods
Alley, off Market Street
with performances by the
Royal Bahamas Police
Force Band and others.
Around 150 people gathered
in elegant casual attire to
show support for the signif-
icant contribution, dedica-
tion and perseverance of
Sunday/Sabbath School
teachers across the
Bahamas' religious diaspora
towards the growth and
development of their
Minister of Education
Desmond Bannister spoke
along with Opposition
Leader Perry Christie. Both
he and Minister of Educa-
tion Desmond Bannister
congratulated Bahamian
Sunday/Sabbath School
teachers on their effort and
commitment towards moral
Mr Christie took the
opportunity to also address
the wider community. He
challenged the residents of
Bain and Grant's Town to
ask themselves how they are
going to assist in bringing
back law and order to their
This year's award recipi-
ents were Mr Glenroy Bod-
ie, Mrs Angela Butler, Mrs
Monique Bain, Mrs Greta
Kemp, Ms Sandra Carey,
Ms Alice Armbrister-
Phillips, and Mrs Andrea
Past recipients of the
award include Bishop Sime-
on Hall, Pastor Shelton
Beneby and Deacon Nixon

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MINISTER OF EDUCATION Desmond Bannister speaks at the 9th
annual Sunday School Rally in the Alley, where seven teachers were
awarded for contributions to Sunday/Sabbath School.

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Police have arrested two 19-
year-old men of Dignity Gar-
dens in connection with theft
from a Bay and Market Street
jewellery store yesterday.
Around 2pm, two men
entered the Crown Jewellers
store and began viewing jew-
ellery. Police report that a man
dressed in a red shirt requested
to see a specific piece of jew-
ellery under the guise of pur-
chasing. When the employee
obliged, the male took the
piece of jewellery and fled with
his accomplice. The suspects
were apprehended by the
Police Tourism Unit and police
are investigating.
* A MAN threatened
employees at gunpoint outside
the McDonalds Restaurant on
Thompson Boulevard and
escaped with an undetermined
amount of cash yesterday.
Police report that around 5am
a man ordered employees into
the store after which he
demanded cash. The man used
a towel to cover his mouth and
was wearing a gray sweater and
a pair of blue jeans. After
receiving the money from the
company's safe, the man fled
on foot in an unknown direc-
tion. Police are investigating.
* A 24-year-old woman was
shot in her right leg during an
altercation among a group of
males at the Big Bar, Fox Hill
Road Saturday night. The
altercation took place around
11.30pm. She was taken to the
hospital by ambulance. Police
are investigating.
* A 26-YEAR-OLD man
was stabbed at KELO's CLUB
in James Cistern, Eleuthera
Saturday night. Around 11pm
police responded to reports of
an argument between two men
at the club which resulted in
the man being stabbed multiple
times in his left arm and back.
The man was airlifted to Nas-
sau for treatment and remains
in the hospital. Police are inves-
tigating, and have taken one
man into custody in connec-
tion with this matter.
* A MAN was shot multi-
ple times in his left leg while
on Shrimp Road, Carmichael
Road Saturday night. It was
alleged that around 7pm he
was approached by another
man armed with a handgun
who fired several shots at him.
The man was taken to the hos-
pital by ambulance where he
is now in stable condition. The
suspect reportedly fled the
scene in a gold coloured Hon-
da. Police are investigating sig-
nificant leads.
* TWO MEN were stabbed
as a result of an altercation at
Mr T's parking lot on Mackey
Street early Saturday morning.
Police responded to a distur-
bance shortly after 3am
between a group of men which
resulted in the two men being
stabbed multiple times about
the body. The men were taken
by ambulance to the hospital.
Their condition is unknown at
this time. Police are investigat-

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New police operation

leads to

sion police are pleased with
the results from a new spe-
cial operation that led them
to arrest 10 people for various
charges this weekend.
Since its launch early last
week, police have recovered
four semi-automatic weapons,
three .9mm pistols and one
.40mm pistol, all with live
rounds of ammunition.
The "Take Back Our
Streets" operation was
launched on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 19. It implements numer-
ous strategies such as
increased visibility and
greater integration with the
community. The initiative is
led by Superintendent Ash-
ton Greenslade upon his
recent transfer to the North-
eastern division.
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Force Press Officer Chrislyn
Skippings said that as its
name implies, the aim is to
bring greater control to the
streets, ensuring a constant,

safe environment for citizens.
Northeastern Division offi-
cers executed two search war-
rants early Saturday morning
that led to the recovery of two
pistols with ammunition.
After searching a home on
Allen Drive off Carmichael
Road the police took six peo-
ple into custody; ND officers
recovered a black and silver
coloured .9mm pistol with
two live rounds of ammuni-
tion. Police then arrested four
persons at a home on Mer-
maid Boulevard, Carmichael
Road after finding a black
.40mm pistol with seven live
rounds of ammunition behind
a heater in the washroom.
Last Thursday ND officers
executed a search warrant on
a home at Bamboo Crescent
and Sisal Road, Bamboo
Town which led to the arrest
of its 22-year-old male resi-
dent. There they recovered a
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with eight live rounds of
ammunition, along with a
small quantity of suspected
marijuana. Police also confis-
cated $1,412 in cash, which is
suspected to be proceeds
from the sale of dangerous
The first confiscation
occurred around midday on
Wednesday, January 20.
Northeastern patrol officers
secured a chrome and black
.9mm pistol and 14 live
rounds of ammunition from
two men on Baillou Hill
Road in the area of Tucker
Road. Both men were arrest-
Press Officer Skippings

said: "This operation is very
important because it's help-
ing Bahamians realise the
importance of giving infor-
mation. The public has really
stepped up to the plate
recently in assisting us and
providing information. This
is our country and we all have
to play a vital role in its safe-
ty. The Royal Bahamas
Police Force is committed to
doing our part to the best of
our abilities. We are seeking
partnership and encouraging
the community to do their
part as well."
Operation "Take Back Our
Streets" is continuing; police
are investigating all incidents.

Woman held up with handgun
POLICE responded to two armed robbery scenes late Friday
afternoon. The first took place around 5.45pm when a dark male
wearing a white hooded sweater and a pair of dark jeans held up
a woman with a handgun. She was walking alone on Devonshire
Street. The man fled the area in a burgundy coloured vehicle
after robbing the woman of her handbag containing cash, a cell
phone and personal items. Less than an hour later police respond-
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report that a man was standing near his silver coloured 2004 Sub-
aru on Alexander Street when he was approached by another
man, armed with a handgun who demanded the keys to his vehicle.
The man gave the suspect his keys who then fled the area. Police
are investigating both matters.

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Haiti's ambassador sees 'silver lining'

RAYMOND Joseph, Haitian Ambas-
sador to the United States, told an American
audience that there was indeed "a silver lin-
ing" in the devastation that decapitated
"What was not politically possible, was
done by the earthquake," he said. "We will
rebuild differently."
Port-au-Prince, the island's capital, built
for 50,000 residents, was home to almost
three million. It was a sprawling, cramped,
poorly built shanty town with most of its
people living cheek by jowl in lean-to huts,
scratching for a living. Those who couldn't
make it escaped the cauldron of poverty in
unseaworthy boats headed for the United
States, more often than not ending up in the
Mr Joseph predicted that the new capital
would be smaller and better planned and
Today world leaders meet in Montreal to
discuss the devastated country's future, and
chart a plan for its rebirth. But as Interna-
tional Monetary Fund Managing Director
Dominique Strauss-Kahn emphasised,
although foreign states will be needed for the
financing, advice and skills, in the end it was
the Haitian people who had to take charge
and own their country - no outside gov-
ernment, however well intentioned, would be
acceptable. It was also Haitian labour that
would be needed to rebuild the new capital,
brick by steady brick.
And so the earthquake that the ambas-
sador saw as solving Haiti's thorny political
problem, might also have gone a long way in
solving the Bahamas' Haitian immigration
When reconstruction starts in Haiti that is
where the jobs are going to be - probably
far more than in the Bahamas. We can fore-
see the day when the boats will be headed in
the opposite direction - from the Bahamas
to Haiti. There might come a time when
Bahamian contractors with their Haitian
team will be bidding on construction jobs
for the new Haitian capital.
In the meantime the American Ambas-
sador to Haiti - Kenneth H Merten - has
taken to the airwaves to warn Haitians not to
take to the high seas headed for the United
States. Not only, he said, was it a risky busi-
ness, but they would be picked up by the
US Coast Guard and returned to Haiti. We
hope that our new Ambassador to Haiti will
seek out the Haitian station that is still oper-
ational and give the same message to those
who might be eyeing the Bahamas as a
future home.
Those Haitians in the Carmichael Deten-
tion Centre have been released temporarily.

When order is established in their home-
land their future will be decided. However,
anyone trying to illegally land in any of these
islands after the earthquake will be arrested
and returned to Haiti. This is the policy
being followed by many other countries that
have Haitian immigrants.
The Bahamas' Haitian problem has been
one that has been kept on the back burner
for far too long. The present crisis will now
force government to formulate a plan and
make decisions. Our current policy - or
lack thereof - encourages the strong to
prey on the weak.
Government is dismayed over the cor-
ruption that is creeping throughout its system
to "the man" hiding underground who acts
as a conduit for the illegal permit to pass
from the hand of a civil servant to the illegal
immigrant. There has been much lining of
the pockets on many fronts. The policeman
who will turn a blind eye for a consideration,
the neighbour who will keep the secret as the
shanty next door fills with newly arrived
family members from Haiti. The boat cap-
tain who will pocket the poor Haitian's last
dollar to risk the ocean crossing. And when
the going gets rough will toss his human car-
go over the side as so much unwanted bal-
last. No one knows how many Haitian souls
the ocean has claimed. And few rogue sea
captains have been caught and punished for
their crimes.
The tragic story of mankind goes on and
on, the strong taking advantage of the weak.
However, the most tragic story has been
silently told by the orphaned children, who-
unlike the average child who would be
screaming and yelling in horrified terror -
just sit quietly, resigned to their fate. Chil-
dren whose knowing eyes tell a story of qui-
et resignation - resignation to centuries of
suffering, expecting nothing from the world
- just quietly accepting the unfair hand
dealt them by an unfair world. It's the chil-
dren's eyes and their quiet demeanor that
tell the story of a downtrodden race.
It is now time for government to step in
with a policy that will protect our country,
which cannot absorb all the needy who want
to become citizens, and also the Haitians,
who are already here, have put down roots,
have jobs and family and should be here.
In addition to rebuilding a nation, Haiti
also has to stamp out its own corruption and
take better care of its teeming masses.
On both sides of an ocean, shared by our
two nations, corruption is at the root of
much human suffering - the grinding down
of the weak by those in positions of power.
Now is the time to snatch at that "silver
lining" and start afresh.

Getting a true

picture of Bahamian

economic freedom

EDITOR, The Tribune

As a young attorney who is
quite concerned about the
state of our Bahamian econo-
my, I read with interest the
article in The Tribune on the
21st January, 2010 that report-
ed that The Bahamas has
"lost much" economic free-
dom in 2009 according to the
"2010 Index of Economic
Freedom" issued by the Her-
itage Foundation. I note that
Mr Rick Lowe of The Nassau
Institute agreed with the
assessment and claimed that
there was an expansion of
government in "wrong areas"
and that "things are heading
in the wrong direction."
Reportedly The Bahamas'
sins on the economic freedom
front include: reserving sec-
tors of our economy for
Bahamians only; requiring
prior government approval
for the acquisition of land by
foreign persons for commer-
cial purposes or for residential
purposes when the land is in
excess of five acres; requiring
prior government approval
for all foreign direct invest-
ment; maintaining exchange
control and maintaining a cus-
toms tariff system which it is
claimed, serves as a barrier to
I believe it would be diffi-
cult to find many Bahamians
willing to endorse a change
in most of these policies.
Would Mr Lowe sanction
campaigns to get Bahamian
lawyers, accountants and lux-
ury store owners to agree that
foreign nationals be permit-
ted to come to The Bahamas
and hang their shingles with
no review or approval by the
Would Mr Lowe wish to
begin to "educate" Bahami-
an fishermen and farmers as
to the benefits inherent in
permitting large fishing and

agricultural conglomerates
from the USA, Brazil, Japan,
Spain and Korea to come into
The Bahamas and begin their
operations just as if they were
Bahamian fishermen or farm-
Suffice it to say, I submit
that there is almost a consen-
sus for change in Bahamian
economic policy in the area
of tariff liberalization - a
process the Government has
been involved in for almost
two decades; and further, a
policy gradually reducing
exchange control require-
As a businessman living
and working in The Bahamas,
Mr Lowe would be very much
aware of the reduction in the
number of customs duties
from over 130 in 1992 to few-
er than 30 today.
He would also be aware of
the gradual reduction in the
level of customs duty rates
from an average of 50 per
cent to an average of 25 per
cent; and further the dramat-
ic increase in the number of
items permitted to be import-
ed into The Bahamas duty
As a businessman he would
also be aware of the delega-
tion of responsibility for many
exchange control matters
from the Central Bank to
clearing banks; a process
aimed at achieving the Gov-
ernment's announced inten-
tion of removing exchange
control when economic con-
ditions permit and when it is
satisfied that the parity of the
Bahamian dollar with the US
dollar will not be placed in
It is difficult to agree with

Mr Lowe's sentiments that
"things are heading in the
wrong direction" as far as
trade liberalisation is con-
cerned in The Bahamas. It is
further difficult to agree with
Mr Lowe, that the Govern-
ment is ignoring world trends
in trade and investment mat-
As suggested by Mr Lowe,
as The Bahamas signs on to
additional international trade
agreements such as the EPA
and the WTO we will be held
more accountable.
The record shows that the
Government has signed on to
some of these agreements
where it was demonstrated
that to do so would protect
our economic interests in the
years ahead.
Most recently, this appears
to have been a determining
factor in the Government's
decision to sign Tax Informa-
tion Exchange Agreements
with members of the OECD
and G20 so as to safeguard
our financial services sector.
Still, it would be irrespon-
sible for the Government to
sign onto trade agreements
before the local economy is
adequately prepared to meet
the demands required by
those agreements.
The lesson to be learnt here
is that it would be most useful
for Bahamians to speak hon-
estly when responding to
questionnaires from interna-
tional agencies like the Her-
itage Foundation so that a
true picture of Bahamian eco-
nomic freedom is relayed to
the world.
There is no barrier to trade
and investment when the
rules that govern them are
clear, enunciated and trans-
parent in their application.

January 22, 2010.

Must the PLP create

a spin on 4

EDITOR, The Tribune.

It was with little surprise and much distaste
that I read the article of January 19, 2010,
"PLP hits out at PM." The events in Haiti are
fast becoming the worst humanitarian disaster
of any kind in the Caribbean in recent memo-
ry. By electing for the temporary release of
detainees (many of whom are facing a reality
many of us will never truly know) Mr Ingra-
ham made a decision on humanitarian and
compassionate grounds. His comments made
against critics, were based solely on that deci-
sion and policy.
The Opposition party has managed to claim,
as reported in your paper, "that Mr Ingra-
ham's exclamations are all a device to distract


voters in the Elizabeth constituency from the
real issues." As the editorial of 20th January
states quite rightly, the PLP are simply stoking
the fears and prejudices of Bahamians. Must
the PLP, in meeting their own ends, turn this
epic disaster into a platform from which to
launch their political propaganda?
When going to the polls I hope the good
people of Elizabeth remember this new low to
which the Opposition party has fallen by its
political exploitation of this tragedy.
In these desperate times have the PLP no

January, 2010.

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Union hits out at writ filed by 'A-team'

Tribune Staff Reporter

A WRIT filed in the Supreme Court last
week by Nicole Martin and members of her
"A-Team" is described as "a wanton abuse of
the process of the Supreme Court" by
Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers
Union First vice-president Kirk Wilson.
In a press release on Friday, First vice-pres-
ident of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and
Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) said,
"We see this as a nonsensical attempt to defeat
the judgment of the Court of Appeal and to
prevent the Council from preparing for and
carrying out the nominations and elections
that was determined by a vote of the council 6
to 4."
The Court of Appeal had set aside the deci-
sions of two separate judges in the protracted
union dispute and ordered that the executive
council meet and set new election and nomi-
nation dates. They met last Tuesday and set
the dates by a majority decision of 6-4, lawyer
Keod Smith, who represents Mr Wilson and
several members of the Executive Council,
explained last week.
Lawyer Damian Gomez, who represents
Nicole Martin and several other members of
the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied
Workers Union (BHCAWU), filed a writ in
the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking
an injunction against Kirk Wilson and oth-
ers. According to the writ, Ms Martin and
others also seek to have the Supreme Court
void the election and nomination dates "pur-

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT - Bahamian
authorities arrested two per-
sons arriving by boat from the
United States who allegedly
failed to clear goods with Bah-
mamas Customs on arrival in
Grand Bahama.
Asst Supt Loretta Mackey
reported that two men, ages 43
and 33, were taken into police
custody on Wednesday at a
canal-front residence in
Freeport. According to reports,
Police and Bahamas Customs
officials received information
that a blue and white 36-ft
Aventae boat was coming into
Grand Bahama from Fort
Lauderdale with intent to evade
Customs authorities.
Ms Mackey said authorities
dispatched a team of officers
who observed the vessel with
two male occupants onboard.
Instead of going to the near-
est Customs vessel clearing, she
said, the occupants took the
vessel into the Silver Point
Waterway and docked at the
rear of a residence on Ocean
Reef Boulevard.
Customs officers approached
the two men and told them that
they were suspected of trans-

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portedly" set by the Executive Council last
Tuesday. Nicole Martin, Godfrey Brice, Elliot
Thompson, Harrison Williams, Darrin Woods,
Hubert Saunders, Carolyn Dorsett, Sheila
Taylor, Maria Roberts, Lisa Davis-Robinson,
Bertram Williams and Ricardo Hepburn are
all listed as the first plaintiffs in the action
"It burdens my heart to have to inform the
public and the general membership of the
Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers
Union that although on Tuesday, January 19,
2010, the Executive Council of the union had
met and fully complied with the judgment of
the Court of Appeal, dated January 14, 2010,
Miss Nicole Martin and members of the A-
team have filed a writ in Supreme Court on
January 20,2010," Mr Wilson said. The coun-
cil had reportedly agreed by a majority deci-
sion that the nomination date for persons
vying for officer or member positions on the
Executive Council is Tuesday, April 27.
The writ filed on Wednesday states that
Ms Martin and others are seeking a declara-
tion that the special general meeting, pur-
portedly convened by the defendants, is ultra
vires the constitution of the BHCAWU and
void. They are also seeking a declaration that
the purported resolutions are ultra vires the
constitution of the BHCAWU and void.
BHCAWU President Roy Colebrook, Sec-
retary General Leo Douglas and Treasurer
Basil McKenzie are listed as the second plain-
tiffs. First Vice-president Kirk Wilson, Sec-
ond Vice-president Lionel Morley as well as
Francis Gray assistant treasurer, Brian Collie,
executive council member, trustees Ian Neely
and Kayla Bodie are listed as the first defen-

porting goods not cleared by
Customs. During a search of
the vessel, officers discovered
46 boxes of Backwood and
Black & Mild cigars which
came from Ft. Lauderdale. Ms
Mackey said the goods were
seized and the suspects were
taken into custody by Customs
Investigations are continuing
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dants in the action. Assistant general secretary
Raymond Wright is listed as the second defen-
Ms Martin and others are seeking an injunc-
tion against the first and second defendants
"restraining them, whether by themselves,
their servants or agents or any way howsoever
from preventing or attempting to prevent the
plaintiffs from participating as candidates in the
election of officers of the BHCAWU whenever
or if ever such elections are conducted."
They are also seeking an order that "the
first defendants meet with the second plaintiffs
within such time as the Supreme Court deems
just for the conduct of nominations of candi-
dates who wish to participate in elections of
officers of the Executive Council" and "an
order that the first defendants meet with the
second plaintiffs within such time as the
Supreme Court deems for the conduct of elec-
tions of officers and members of the union."
"Based on the reliefs sought by Ms Martin in
that writ action, we see her trying to prevent a
much needed audit that is being commissioned
by the council in order to ensure that every
member of the union has the opportunity to
participate in the re-election, whether as nom-
inee, nominator or voter. Mr Wilson claims
that in pursuing further court action, Ms Mar-
tin intends to re-address issues that have
already been adjudicated upon in the Supreme
Court and Court of Appeal.
"In these circumstances, members of the
council feel compelled to examine further avail-
able options to finally end this long outstanding
ordeal in favour of the general membership,"
Mr Wilson said.





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THE eyes of the world are
focused daily on the terrible
images of Haiti on television
screens and in newspapers. The
consequent flood of humanitari-
an assistance from all parts of the
world has been great and
admirable. But, the world's gov-
ernments and international organ-
isations must also look beyond the
present catastrophe to rebuilding
the country and establishing a pro-
ductive Haitian society.
In the forefront of the effort
to provide Haiti with the neces-
sary resources to reconstruct the
country and revive its society
should be France and the United
States, the two countries that did
the most to batter it to its knees
and keep it there after the Haitian
people fought for their freedom
and declared their independence
in 1804. Up until 1947, the Haitian
state paid reparations demanded
by France for plantations and
slaves owned by the French.
Then, in 1914 the United States
sent in gunboats to enforce pay-
ments for loans owed to US banks.
US occupation until the 1930's
remains a dark stain on the record
of US relations with Haiti.
As much as 70 per cent of
Haiti's gross domestic product
(GDP) was extracted every year
for over a hundred years to pay
the reparations demanded by
France and endorsed by the US
and some European nations
including Britain. Which country
in the world, confronted with sim-
ilar conditions, would have been
any better than Haiti? With only
30 per cent of GDP available for
over a century, which country
would have built the infrastruc-
ture, provided the education and
health facilities, and created the
conditions for sustainable invest-
It is no miracle that the country
has survived this long. It has done
so out of widespread and persis-
tent suffering over generations.
Millions of Haitians were born
into extreme poverty and died in it
for two hundred years, their lives
nothing but a daily drudge of mis-
Seventy-eight per cent of
Haiti's 9 million people have to
survive on less than US$2 a day; 56
per cent of that 78 per cent endure
on US$1 day. In Port-au-Prince,
the Capital so badly hit by the
earthquake, one estimate suggests
that of the three million people
who reside there - mostly in
unimaginable slum dwellings -
more than 300,000 (the entire pop-
ulation of St Lucia, St Vincent &
The Grenadines and Dominica in
the Caribbean) wake up every day
without a penny in their pockets.
At the time of the earthquake,

Haiti's unemployment was put as
high as 70 per cent; 62 per cent
among urban youth.
There has been criticism of
Caribbean governments over their
response to Haiti. In this case, the
criticism is not deserved. Within
their limited capacities, and at a
time when their economies are in
difficulty, Caribbean governments
each responded proportionately
to their means, and some with
great generosity. The Bahamas
Prime Minister, Hubert Ingraham,
was right to rebuke those in his
country who objected to his gov-
ernment's decision to release Hait-
ian refugees and give them a form
of legal status rather than send
them back to Haiti at this terrible
time. In Dominica, the govern-
ment also did the right thing in
regularising the status of hundreds
of undocumented Haitians.
It should also be said that while
the US worldwide television net-
works, such as CNN, convey the
impression that the US is doing
everything in Haiti, other coun-
tries and agencies have played a
significant role in providing med-
ical attention to the tens of thou-
sands who have been injured.
Canada, Sweden, Norway and
Brazil have each played impor-
tant parts. Cuban doctors and
nurses in particular worked round
the clock from the very beginning
of the disaster.
This is not to gainsay the
impressive contribution of the US.
In fact, once the US government
agencies got started, they showed
the best side of the face of the
United States. Their medical
teams, their disaster specialists and
their troops worked diligently in
harrowing conditions to carry
relief to people.
On January 25th, an interna-
tional conference on aid for Haiti
will be held in Montreal, Canada.
Before the Conference, the man-
aging-director of the Internation-
al Monetary Fund, Dominique
Strauss-Kahn, called for a multi-
lateral aid plan like the U.S. "Mar-
shall Plan" that rebuilt Europe
after the Second World War. He is
not alone in this view.
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make a meaningful difference to
Haiti and it will have to be imple-
mented efficiently and effectively
- that means teams of people com-
petent in a variety of fields active
on the ground for many years with
supervision to ensure that funds
are not wasted.
The presence at that Confer-
ence of former Jamaican Prime
Minister, P J Patterson, as the rep-
resentative of the Caribbean
should be welcomed by all. His
experience and knowledge both
as a political leader and a former
head of a Caribbean government
will be invaluable.
It has to be said that signifi-
cant, binding changes are also nec-
essary of the ways that the Haitian
government operates. In the past
resources have been used by gov-
ernments to support themselves
in power, rather than provide sus-
tainable services to the people.
This observation is true of many
countries, but in Haiti it assumes
far greater significance because of
the unremitting poverty and
chronic underdevelopment.
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Haiti, donor countries and agen-
cies will be loath to provide fund-
ing that changes little except
immediate problems. In this con-
nection, the Rene Preval govern-
ment and the Haitian legislature
have to accept that restoring
Haiti's stature in a comprehen-
sive, non-partisan way is their duty
as much as providing substantial
and life-changing resources is the
obligation of the international
To restore the dignity of Haiti
and to allow it to be a respected
part of international society - a
right it has been denied since 1804
- requires much money; probably
billions of dollars over a ten year
period - but it also requires change
by the government of Haiti.
There must be a genuine part-
nership between aid donors and
Haitian authorities to build Haiti
socially, economically and envi-
ronmentally on a basis that is sus-
tainable for all the Haitian peo-
ple. That partnership must include
a readiness by donor governments
and financial institutions to pro-
vide funding without harsh con-
ditionalities, and willingness by
the Haitian government to address
social and economic needs and
not political considerations.
Haiti's future must not be more
of the same. Neither Haiti nor the
international community can
afford it.

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Readers think PLP will win by-election

THE majority of readers tak-
ing part in The Tribune's online
poll think the PLP will win the
Elizabeth by-election on Feb-
ruary 16th.
The results of the poll, which
appeared on www.tri-, are as follows:
Independent - 5
FNM -181
PLP - 253
BDM -16
Worker's Party - 4
United Christian Love Rev-
olution Movement - 9

Posted By: Independent On:
Is this about politics or is this
about leadership. All of the
candidates are skilled and qual-
ified but are they leadership
material? I believe that both
Dr. Sands and Mr. Pinder are
the front runners because of
party affiliation. If both men
were not running for these par-
ties no one would be taking
them seriously. Thus we need
to realise this is a party elec-
tion not a bi-election. Elizabeth
is a proving ground. I believe
that the PLP should hold the
seat because I feel they lost the
seat to politics. I believe that
when Mr. Adderley left parlia-
ment he betrayed the trust of
the people of Elizabeth for per-
sonal reasons. If we accept fair-
play the PLP should continue
to represent the people of Eliz-
abeth. But the world doesn't
operate like that. The real rea-
son why Elizabeth should vote
PLP is because in the balance
of things the FNM has taken
away more than they have pro-
vided. I don't think they have
any vision for the country.
Much of their leadership hasn't
changed since 1992. We know
the PLP is the party that focus-
es on majority rule and old
Bahamian principles, but what
is the FNM's excuse. Branville
was rising up in the ranks and
so is Desmond, but they are
being stifled by the Prime Min-
ister. Also look at the race for
chairmanship. The PLP had
each post contested. That is least we know
your voice means something in
that party. If Elizabeth votes
Ryan Pinder we are getting
something new and truly he will
provide something beyond a
antiquated education and old
school politics. I would like to
see Dr. Sands run in the inner
city where I believe he would
be more suited as an advocate.
Posted By: GOD KNOWS
On: 1/20/2010
I am a Bahamian and I have
the right to ask any question
on what's going on in my coun-
try. So if the PM has a prob-
lem with that I need to vote for
the party that I did not vote for
in the last election. I am a
Bahamian. The PM does not

want us to ask
any questions.
Mr PM I will
vote PLP.
Report Inap-
propriate Con-

Posted By:
On: 1/20/2010
Title: Vote RYAN PINDERa
for the PLP in
Elizabeth Estates
I also live in Elizabeth
Estates and have been admiring
the campaign posters plastered
on all of our telephone phones.
The PLP candidate can easily
be seen at the entrance to Eliz-
abeth. Ryan Pinder's "mug" is
also on every poll travelling
west towards Seabreeze light.....
I guess that is a reason why for-
eign nationals don't vote in all
the Bahamas.....comments they
post speak volumes about how
stupid they really are. Oh.... and
Ryan Pinder, the PLP candi-
date was also the keynote
speaker at the rally in your
back yard last night!
Posted By: Foreign National
On: 1/20/2010
Title: Vote for the FNM in
Elizabeth Estates
I live in Elizabeth Estates
and have been admiring the
campaign posters plastered on
all of our telephone phones. I
for one, think the world of
Prime Minister Ingraham and
who in the dickens is the other
guy on the posters? The idiots
who put his mug on a poster
failed to name the candidate.
This speaks volumes about
how stupid the opposition real-

Posted By:
stanley Jack-
Title: The
Only Real
and FNM
have had
and Dr Duane Sands decades to
"Do some-
thing", both have failed beyond
any doubt. The only real option
The Bahamas has is to some-
how get all the little parties
together to form a serious
opposition to the PLP and
FNM. If these other new parties
will get their act together and
form one party, there would be
enough talent between them to
put this country on the right
track. Meanwhile U.S. news
shows huge boatloads of
Haitians on their way to the
Bahamas...thanks to Mr. Ingra-
ham's stupid actions.
This man is absolutely out of
touch with the rest of us. The
P.M. even has the nerve to be
angry with Bahamians that dis-
agree with his nonsense of let-
ting more unknown Haitians
out of detention.
Who are these Haitians?
What is their criminal history?
How will they survive? Why
does he think these people will
come back in 18 months for
deportation? How many more
Bahamians must be displaced
and made jobless by illegal
Haitians, Jamaicans, Latinos,
Chinese, Asians, Africans and
anyone else this lousy Govern-
ment allows to sneak into the

Hubert Ingraham and his
family do not have to compete
with these illegals for jobs, his
children do not attend over-
crowded public schools, his
family attend private doctors
and have never been turned
away from a clinic due to over
crowding by illegal Haitians.
These people do not pay tax-
es. If we do not pay NIB or oth-
er taxes, we are hauled before
the courts, humiliated and
treated worse than criminals.
The Haitian vote is "all impor-
tant" in Elizabeth. Why the hell
should Haitians decide or have
any say in who governs the
Both PLP and FNM allowed
this situation to spiral out of
control to the point where
Haitians who care nothing
about The Bahamas or
Bahamians decide who wins an
election. They ride around with
Haitian flags on their cars, hav-
ing no regard for the Bahamas.
Enough is enough!
No more Haitians, PLP or
FNM! Yes Haiti is in shambles
and needs our help, and we
should do our level best to help
them, but we are not at fault.
We did not cause the earth-
quake and we should not be
held responsible to host more
Haitians in our country. We are
broke, unemployed and in
foreclosure, what is Hubert
Ingraham thinking? No! No!
No! No! No! No! Hubert and
Perry can go to hell. We must
and will not allow this stupidity
to continue.
Our children and their chil-
dren hear how the Bahamas
"was" and 1 question how the
country turned into a Creole
state..what will we tell them...?

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that many persons and com-
panies have given their time
and resources to make the
event possible.

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and expertise to make this
happen," Ms Robertson said.
She noted that The Tribune,
Tribune 242 and Tribune
radio advertisement time and
space had been donated to
help promote the relief effort.
"People who have been
involved in relief efforts, those
who have actually been on the
ground in Haiti already will
come and share what they
have been seeing and what
they have been doing to con-
vey the message that this is
still important," Ms Robert-
son said.
"What we will be doing
from Tribune 242 is some-
what of a live blog. What we
will do is have someone cov-
ering the event in live time
and have stories continually
being updated and we will use
our social media networking
to let people know what's
happening. "So, even if you
can't watch the telethon on
the three TV stations you will
know what's happening," Ms
Robertson said.
Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce President Khaalis
Rolle said: "Obviously every-
one is aware of the tragedy in
Haiti and what we wanted to
do was have a coordinated
effort on behalf of the busi-
ness community. "It is a huge
effort on behalf of the private
sector. Everyone who is par-
ticipating in this has given of

their time and resources
freely to ensure that this hap-
Mr Rolle said the telethon
is being coordinated by Diane
Phillips and Associates. A 50-
receiver phone bank has been
donated by the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny (BTC) for the effort.
"It's a typical telethon for-
mat, you have a phone bank
you have presentations from
different members of the
Bahamian and Haitian com-
munity," Mr Rolle said.
"The Hilton actually can-
celled paid functions and relo-
cated to be in position to pro-
vide the space for this event.
"We have been receiving
calls since we publicly
announced that the telethon is
being held, from people not
only in the Bahamas but also
in Florida wanting to know
how they can participate in
this," Mr Rolle said.
According to Mr Rolle,
while the main goal is to raise
cash, persons can still donate
non perishable items to assist
with the relief effort.
Tuesday's telethon will be
broadcast from both the
Hilton and Arawak Cay,
where a Haiti Relief concert,
devised by Ronald Simms and
Fred Ferguson, will be going
on live. Entertainers such as
Tada, Visage, Ira Storr and
Sammi Star are expected to
perform, as well as many well-
known Bahamian spoken
word artists.

Call fop status fop all Haitians

FROM page one

Haitians and Haitian Bahamians.
"We need to remember that Haitians have long migrated
into the Bahamas and have for a long time been a part of the
Bahamas and Bahamian culture," Ms Nixon said.
She added, "If one supports migration rights and human
rights, then we cannot support our government's policy towards
Haitians, and we cannot support the statelessness of Haitian
"During this time of crisis and into the future, we must continue
to call on our government to offer more assistance to Haiti and
Haitian people. We need to recognize the crisis in Haiti is hap-
pening to us too - people are suffering and dying. We should not
discuss the 'return' of Haitian migrants until Port-au-Prince is
rebuilt and serious efforts are made to truly support and help free
Haiti from the chains of debt and poverty," Ms Nixon said.
Local activist Erin Greene, who is also a part of the effort, said
that the group is also calling on the government to grant a peri-
od of immunity for all Haitian refugees seeking asylum while
Haiti rebuilds Port-au-Prince. According to Ms Greene the cam-
paign was initiated before the government's decision to release
the Haitian detainees from the detention centre.
"We wanted to be an example and create a way for Bahami-
ans to participate, to tell our government what it is we want
and what it is we expect of them," Ms Greene said.
"The letter writing campaign entails a number of ways of
action. 'The first wave of action is that we have drafted a letter
and we are asking Bahamians living abroad to write a letter to the
Prime Minster, to the Minister of State for Immigration and
the Minister of National Security and your MP," Ms Greene said.
"It is hoped that the campaign will exist outside the immediate
Haiti relief effort," Ms Greene said.
Craig Kemp, who has done mission work in Haiti for several
years, said that he too agrees with the initiative. According to
Kemp, the government is now in a very crucial position.
"This is the time to regularise all the Haitians who have been
living in this country for years. It would be the greatest human-
itarian gesture the Bahamas will ever do," Mr Kemp said.
According to Mr Kemp, the government should not only give
permanent status to Haitians who have been residing in the
Bahamas, but also institute a special court process to deal with
Haitian migrants.
Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said that 102
Haitian detainees would be released from the Detention Centre
and repatriations to Haiti suspended in view of the devastation
sustained following the catastrophic magnitude 7.1 earthquake
that struck earlier this month.
Hundreds of thousands are now estimated to have died as a
result of the natural disaster and despite a vigorous internation-
al relief effort, thousands of people in affected areas are still with-
out water, food, medical assistance and shelter.

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the settlement of Lisbon
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sea from flooding the nearby
road. Also pictured from left:
Administrator of Mangrove
Cay Gilbert Kemp and Coun-
cillor Jeffrey Jolly.

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Works and Utilities
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home economics lab
for the Mangrove Cay
High School. The
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rejection of party 'thumbs up' symbol
FROM page one that the intelligence of the Bahamian voter is
held in extremely low regard," he said.
Mr Rollins argued that in order to func-
rejected in October 2008 because it was tion, the political system ideally requires vot-
thought to be too similar to the Progressive ers to comprehend and remain current with
Liberal Party's three fingered "crab" symbol relevant issues; and be also knowledgeable of
and could lead to possible voter confusion. respective party positions on these issues.
The NDP hoped it would be able to use the He further stated that the critical analysis
symbol in the Elizabeth by-election and met skills needed to address certain issues far sur-
with the Commissioner earlier this month passes competency needed to differentiate
anticipating that he would reconsider the between party symbols.
party's application. "If we do not believe that voters can com-
In a hand-delivered letter to the Parlia- prehend the various party positions on issues,
mentary Commissioner on Saturday, Chair- are we then suggesting that we do not expect
man of the NDP Executive Steering Corn- voters to vote on the issues? If we are to max-
mittee Andre Rollins said that the party feels imize the potential of our nation - socially,
that there was "no similarity between a hand culturally, economically and politically - we
showing three fingers and a hand showing a must first raise our expectations of our peo-
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of a million it is not limited to that. We would cer-
tainly monitor the conditions in Haiti. Time will
certainly allow us to determine the progress that
is being made in Haiti and FML and our group of
companies will be committed to looking at the sit-
uation for a very long period of time," Mr Flow-
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"We have spoken about an effort to start rais-
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of Haiti. That has already been put together by
our team," Mr Flowers told The Tribune.
"The $250,000 is an opening proposal. We
have a team that is going to deal with the imme-
diate distribution of the funds. Once the funds
have been allocated to them they will go ahead
and make all of the necessary arrangements for
the funds to be distributed as quickly as possible,"
Mr Flowers said.
Mr Flowers said that he is also looking forward
to creating a foundation to deal with support ini-
tiatives. "We want to look at an overall founda-
tion because I think that that is the most profes-
sional way to maintain any type of long term
plans where we intend to deal with support. Most
companies of our size need to have a founda-
tion, we support so many things," Mr Flowers
Craig Kemp, who is a part of the team that will
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"I have been doing a lot of work over the years
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Lawrence Burke
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FROM page one
he was appointed Regional
Superior of the Jesuits in
Jamaica, the first and only
Jamaican to be appointed to that
post, which he held until 1979.
He returned to St George's Col-
lege in 1980 as Acting Principal.
He was appointed Bishop of
Nassau by Pope John Paul II on
July 17, 1981 and on June 22,
1999, was named the first Arch-
bishop of the newly erected
Archdiocese of Nassau.
It was under Archbishop
Burke that the new St Francis
Xavier's Cathedral was planned
and built.
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overall title in the three-race
combined, including the 42-mile
circuit race and individual time
trials, both held on Saturday.
"It feels good," said Fairly,
who outduelled his team-mate
Shelden Taylor for the top spot.
"It was the first race of the sea-
son, so it was good to come
here and do it."
Americans Floyd Landris
and Grant Potter both failed to
finish the road race and were
not eligible for an overall posi-
tion. Lee Farmer, who com-
petes on the local scene, also
dropped out of the race.
The race, organised by Jef-
f's Auto Repair, returned for
the sixth year after a break last
year. It was sponsored primar-
ily by Holowesko Partners.
Tampa Bay resident Sheila
Lopez, competing for Bike
America Racing, repeated as
the Women's 1-3 Pro category
over her team-mate Karina
"I came back to defend my
jersey," said Lopez, of the aqua
jersey that all of the winners
received from the organizers.
"It's just so fabulous rising
around and looking at the blue
The women's Pro 4 category
winner was Emily Anthony,
who made her debut here with
members of her team from The
College of William & Mark in
Williamsburg, Virginia.
"I felt pretty good about it.
This is actually my first cycling
race, so it was fun," she said.
"I couldn't ask for a better
place to come to ride."

The men's Pro 3-4 category
was won by Brian Hill, a mem-
ber of the I.S. Corp Team, who
also competed here for the first

"This is a well ran race, all
of the athletes are fast and so
when you have this sort of
event, you just have to come
ready to compete," said the
Maimi Beach resident.
Bahamian Ian Jupp finished
12th overall. Jay Major com-
peted, but he didn't finish after
getting off to a fast start.
In the Masters' 40-plus cater-
gory, Clark Sheehan was the
winner. Mark Holowesko was
ninth overall as he led a field of
Bahamians, including Stephen
Holowesko (14th) and Basil
Goulandris (15th).
"This was incredible. It's so
nice to be down here racing,"
said the Colorado resident, who
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Florida Velo #1, was the winner
of the Masters' 50-plus catego-
ry in his debut here in an extra-
ordinary fashion.
"I got cramped, I got
dropped, I had to chase for
about five miles, but I fought
back on and I watched my sec-
ond place man until the other
groups attacked," Stein said.
"So it was a battle until we
came to the sprint."
Trevor Rolette, here from
Chicago with his parents, was
the winner of the junior boys'
15-18 age group division, but
he admitted that he got more
than he bargained for.
"It was a good race, a lot of
fun, but there was a lot of com-
petition because the local guys
are really fast," Rolette said. "I
definitely hope to be back
because the course had a good
ocean scenery."
Rolette, 15, won over three
Bahamians, Anthony 'Biggie'
Colebrooke, Jay Major and
Michael Holwesko. Cole-
brooke, the second place fin-
isher, said it was good.
"I was really glad to compete
against the guys to see where I
am," said the 14-year-old CC
Sweeting ninth grader. "I know
now that I can compete with
these guys."
Winning the junior's 10-14
category was 14-year-old Tom
Dudzik, who was thrilled to
have made the trek here.
"It was a lot of fun, the com-
petition was good, but I think I
really enjoyed the time trials,"
he said. "We're from Con-
necticutt, so we had to fly a
plane to get here, which was a
lot of fun too."


GRAND Bahamian Davis Cup-
per Devin Mullings was the only
Bahamian to survive the second
round of the F-3 Tennis Futures
Tournament in Tamarac, Florida.
Mullings pulled off s 6-2, 6-2
win over Graham Edgar from the
United States over the weekend,
while Justin Lunn lost 6-0, 6-1 to
Bjorn Fratangelo, also from the
United States. In the first round,
Mullings def. American Jeff
Zenisek 6-3, 6-1 and Lunn won
over Mikkel Paluda-Muller from
Denmark 7-5, 6-2. William 'JJ'
Fountain, however, lost 6-1, 6-2
to Edgar.
JESSICA Sweeting, competing
for Florida Gulf Coast University
Eagles women's tennis team, split
her pair of matches over the week-
end as they traveled to Orlando,
Florida to play the University of
Central Florida Knights.
Sweeting, the 5-foot-1 junior
from Grand Bahama, won her sin-
gles match 6-4, 6-4 over Jenna
Doerfler, but she and her partner
Katharine Evans lost in doubles to
the Eagles' team of Doerfler and
Alexis Rodriguez 8-6. The UCF
went on to beat FGCU 5-2.
JAMAL Adderley, competing for
the University of South Florida
Bulls, lost his double header over
the weekend in their match-up
against Oklahoma in Tulsa.
Adderley, a junior ranked No.90
in the ITA rankings, lost in singles
6-3, 6-2 and he also dropped his
doubles match 8-2 as USF even-
tually lost to Oklahoma.
The New Providence Women's
Basketball Association defending
champions are still finding a way to
win during the regular season.
Over the weekend at the DW
Davis Gymnasium, the Lady Truck-
ers prevailed with a huge 70-52
rout over the College of the
Bahamas Lady Caribs.
In the other game played, the
Electro Telecom Cybots Queens
knocked off the Four J's Cheetahs
58-50. The NPWBA will play again
on Tuesday night with another
double header starting at 7:30 p.m.
They will also play on Thursday
and Saturday nights.
AS the New Providence Basket-
ball Association continued its reg-
ular season n c over the week-
end at the Cl Gibson Gymnasium,
the Real Deal Shockers shocked
the Y-Care Wreckers 83-71.
In the other game played, the
B-Reddies shot the lights out
against the Outdoor Lighting Fal-
cons in a close 86-84 encounter.
The New Providence Basketball
Association will continued is regu-
lar season tonight with a double
header starting at 7 p.m. They will
also play a double header on
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Demetrius Pinder wins

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U Four Bahamians compete at the Razorback Invitational

Senior Sports Reporter
IT was a busy weekend for our colle-
giate athletes in the United States.
At the Texas A&M vs University of
Texas Dual Meet at the Gilliam Indoor
Track and Field Stadium in College Sta-
tion, Texas, Demetrius Pinder won the
women's 400 metres in 46.03 seconds.
Pinder, competing for Texas A&M,
booked his ticket to the NCAA Indoor
Championships at the University of
Arkansas, Fayetteville from March 12-13
as he went under the automatic qualify-
ing time of 46.15.
Before he was finished, Pinder also
ran the open leg on the Texas A&M's 4x
400 relay team that clocked 3:05.92 to
also go under the NCAA automatic qual-
ifying time of 3:06.50.
Also at the meet, Jamal Wilson made
his debut for the University of Texas a
successful one as he won the men's high
jump with a leap of 6-feet, 9-inches or
2.06 metres.
At the Notre Dame Invitational at the
University of Notre Dame, Rudon Bast-
ian surpassed the NCAA provisional
qualifying mark of 7.50m with his win-
ning leap of 7.64m or 25-03/4 for
At the Texas Tech Invitational in Lub-
bock, Texas, Juan Lewis, a junior at the
University of Texas at Arlington, won
the men's 400 in 48.11 and 11th in the 200
in 21.78.
Grand Bahamian Olympian Andrae
Williams, competing unattached, was
third in the men's 600 in 1:10.51. Latoy
Williams, now competing for Texas Tech,
was entered, but didn't compete.
Instead, Williams ran the third leg on

Softball federation

Sports Reporter
In preparation for its first
national team venture in 2010,
the Bahamas Softball Federa-
tion has released the names of
its senior men's national team.
The 17 member team will
participate in the Caribbean
American and Central Games
qualifier in San Andres, Colom-
bia February 11th -20th.
The Bahamas is one of 15
teams to confirm participation
in the tournament which will
also feature the U.S Virgin
Islands, Aruba, Honduras, the
British Virgin Islands, Colom-
bia,Cuba, the Dominican
Republic, Costa Rica, El Sal-
vador, Guatemala, Mexico, Pan
a m a , P u e r t o
Rico and Venezuela.
Bahamas Softball Federation
(BSF) president Burket Dorsett
says with the caliber of the
men's national team, the
Bahamas is well on its way to
delivering a standout perfor-
mance at the CAC Qualifier.
"The federation feels as if it
has selected the best possible
team to represent the country
at this time and we look for
them to perform to and per-
haps exceed our expectations,"
he said, "We wanted to assem-
ble a good cross section of tal-
ent with our more experienced
and younger players. The team
has the veteran leadership
needed to play at the interna-
tional level and also the youth
to bridge the gap and build a
foundation for future national
teams. With the high calibre of
this tournament we did not
want to send a completely
novice team."
Dorsett said the veteran
pitching should become the
strength of the squad and lead
to a positive showing.
The selection committee also
used their knowledge of the
players and that witnessed the
workouts. We are especially
pleased with the pitching
department," he said, "We have
two veterans leading the squad
but also a wealth of newcomers,
five in fact, that will be first
time national team members
and proved themselves at the
ECAS tournament."
The Bahamas opens the
tournament February
12th against El Salvador, the
second game in section A.
Section A also includes the
Dominican Republic, Mexico,
Puerto Rico, Aruba, El Sal-
vador, the Virgin Islands and
Game two takes place later
that afternoon against Puerto
Rico, followed by game three
on the 13th against Aruba,
games five and six on the 14th
against USVI and the Domini-
can Republic, game seven on
the 15th against Mexico and the
final divisional game against

COMEBACK: Andretti Bain

Texas Tech's 4 x 4 relay team that fin-
ished second in 3:08.13 to go under the
NCAA provisional time of 3:10.40.
At the Razorback Invitational, four
Bahamians competed.
Andretti Bain, making a comeback
after his injured 2009 season, was sec-
ond in the men's 400 in 46.96. The grad-
uate of Oral Roberts University com-
peted for Adidas.
Cameron Parker, the BAAA's 2009
Collegiate Field Athlete of the Year, was

Panama on the 16th.
The Semifinal rounds begin
the following day, with the
championship round beginning
on the 19th.
Edney Bethell
Brian Neely
Anton Gibson
Eugene Pratt
Alcott Forbes
Jamal Johnson
Phil Culmer
Orlando McPhee
Winston Seymour
Rickey Rolle
Dwayne Mackey
Marvin Wood
Terran Wood
Sherman Ferguson
Van Johnson
William Delancy
Renaldo Rolle
Perry Seymour
Robert Saunders
Alphonso "Chicken" Albury
Jeffery Henfield
Micheal Hanna

third in the men's triple jump for Allen
County community College with a leap of
50-3 1/2 or 15.33m.
Tia Thompson, competing unattached,
ran 8.48 for sixth in the qualifying round
of the 60 hurdles, but wasn't eligible for
the final.
And Marcus Thompson, ran 6.99 for
20th overall for Baylor University in the
men's 60, which was not enough to get
him into the final.
At the Jack Johnson Classic at the
University of Minnesota, Trevor Barry
competed unattached as he won the high
jump with a leap of 7-2 1/4.
Antonio Bastian was fifth in the triple
jump with 43-8.
At the Carle/Health Alliance Classic
at the University of Illinois Armoury,
Michelle Cumberbatch, competing for
Lincoln University, was third in the wom-
en's 400 final in 57.21 and got 13th in
the 200 in 25.64.
At the Cherry and Subway Invitation-
al, Lamar Delaney won the men's triple
jump with a leap of 54-41/2.
And at the Eastern Mega Malt Meet,
Laniece Rolle, representing Missouri
State, was seventh in the premilaries of
the women's 60 hurdles in 9.51. She end-
ed up eighth in the final in 9.50.
Tasman Evens, a sophomore at Iowa
Central, took third place in the men's 60
hurdles in 8.32 ahead of Nathan Arnett,
his freshman team-mate, who was sev-
enth in 8.45.
Arnett actually had thev best time in
the pelimaries of 8.32 for second overall,
while Evans was fourth in 8.37.
Arnett also doubled up in the men's
600 for fifth in 1:23.45.
And Sasha Joyce from McKendree
State was 14th in the women's 400 final in


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Man claims he

was beaten and

choked by officers

Tribune Staff Reporter
A LITTLE more than a week
after The Tribune published
explosive claims of police bru-
tality at the Wulff Road police
station, another man has come
forward alleging he was beat-
en, suffocated and choked by
officers at the Central Detec-
tive Unit.
Presley Vildor, 26, claims he
was picked up by CDU officers
last Thursday from his residence
in Pinewood Gardens for ques-
tioning in relation to a murder
investigation. Mr Vildor
claimed he was beaten inter-
mittently for five days until his
release on Tuesday, without
being charged with an offence.
He claimed he returned to
the station that same day with
his father to collect personal
items when he was arrested and
"They intimidate me, threat-
en me and say they ga buss my
lying ass," Mr Vildor said,
claiming he was assaulted by
about eight to 10 officers,
including an inspector and a
According to Mr Vildor, the
officers pressured him to con-
fess to stealing a cellular phone
from a murder victim.
Mr Vildor explained the
alleged beatings, claiming he
was taken to a large room,
marked Investigation Office,
and handcuffed to a chair for
hours. He also claimed that
while one officer gripped his
legs, one would hold his shoul-
ders while another officer
placed a thick plastic bag over
his head to suffocate him.
He said he was struck in the
head with a police radio, hit
with brass knuckles, kicked, had
a chair pressed on his ribs and

choked several times until he
passed out.
"One would punch, one
would kick and they beat you in
the joints and stuff. And they
tell me things like 'Yeah don't
worry if we don't kill you, we ga
make the streets kill you or we
ga do things to you to cause
your body break down when
you get older,' " he claimed.
Throughout the alleged beat-
ings, Mr Vildor claimed the offi-
cers threatened to kill him and
drown him "in a mop bucket."
During one of the alleged
beatings, he said he was forced
to sign a statement he did not
give to police regarding a mur-
der investigation.
"I had to," said Mr Vildor,
when asked why he signed the
statement if it was not his own.
On top of the police brutality
claims, his lawyer Christina
Galanos, of Lockhart & Co,
claims that officers at CDU
tried to prevent her from seeing
him on Tuesday because of his
apparent bruises.
Ms Galanos claimed that
when she went to interview him
around 11 am, an officer report-
edly said she would have to wait
because Mr Vildor was still
being interviewed by an inves-
tigating officer. During her
more than hour long wait, Ms
Galanos said she repeatedly
asked to see her client only to
then be told that she could not,
and that the investigating officer
was not there.
Frustrated, she demanded to
see the officer-in-charge, Super-
intendent Leon Bethel, who she
said told an officer to take Ms
Galanos to her client, after wait-
ing almost two hours.
"I thought it was a clear case
of underhandedness, they didn't
want to bring him out because
they knew he was looking like
that," said Ms Galanos, pointing

to her client's bruised face.
"And I waited for an hour and
when I spoke to the officer-in-
charge he had no clue what was
going on down there and he was
ashamed and he was surprised.
And he came to me and he said
he is trying to get rid of the cor-
rupt officers from the front
She claimed that the CDU
has a reputation of preventing
lawyers from seeing their
clients, a practice she says that
has to be stopped.
"When they tell lawyers they
can't see their client my experi-
ence is that they're telling you
that because they beat the man
and scars about their body that
they don't want you to see. It's
wrong and something has to be
When questioned about the
allegations, the new head of the
CDU, Superintendent Leon
Bethel, refused to comment
"Wherever and whenever an
allegation is made against any
police officer we allow the Com-
plaints and Corruption Unit to
investigate and if the complaint
is substantiated and there is evi-
dence to the charges, then, of
course, the officers are dealt
with either in the (police)
department or before open
court," said Mr Bethel.
When pressed about the sta-
tus of the officers accused of
beating Mr Vildor, Mr Bethel
would not comment. Nor would
he confirm or deny his reported
meeting with Ms Galanos.
"We have to allow the Com-
plaint and Corruption Unit to
carry out its duties without hin-
drance," he said.
Mr Vildor lodged a complaint
yesterday with the Complaints
and Corruption Unit.
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is 'cooperating

fully' with alleged

attempted abduction


THE Chairman of the
Board of Governors at
Queen's College con-
firmed last night that the
school is fully cooperating
with the police in their
investigation of an alleged
attempted abduction of a
student from the school's
On Tuesday, January 19, a
parent of one of the students
at Queen's College's prima-
ry school reported that an
unknown male had attempt-

ed to abduct her son by
shoving him in the back seat
of a car.
The parent reported the
matter to the police, and
according to the Principal of
the school, Queen's Col-
lege's administration also
launched an immediate
According to a statement
issued from the school, they
are cooperating fully with
the police to determine the
facts surrounding this

alleged abduction.
"We do not treat such
matters lightly, and wish to
assure the child, his parents
and the family of our deep
"We further assure them,
and all parents, teachers and
staff of our continued com-
mitment to ensuring the
safety of everyone on our
"We await the report
from the police," the state-
ment read.

Bahamian musicians

set for Haiti relief

concert at Arawak Cay

SEVERAL local Bahamian musicians are
expected to perform at a concert on Arawak
Cay next Tuesday to rally Bahamians to
make donations for the earthquake victims
in Haiti.
The concert, which will start at 6pm and
end at midnight, will be broadcast live from
both the Hilton and Arawak Cay during the
Haiti relief telethon. Earlier this week, The
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and
Rotary Associations in the Bahamas
announced a two-day telethon and concert
to rally Bahamian donations for Earthquake

Victims in Haiti.
The concert, which was devised by Ronald
Simms and Fred Ferguson, will feature such
artists as, Sammi Starr, Tada, Fred
Munnings, Ira Storr and the Spank Band,
Ambasah, Tingum Dem, Emily Austin, Nita,
Alia Coley, Alison Mason, Keisha Bostwick
dancers and the National Youth Choir are
also expected to perform.
"It is a massive effort but what has made
it go more smoothly is the incredible coop-
eration of everyone involved," Diane
Phillips who is coordinating the event said.



Wendy's and Coca-Cola are offering a full six (6) year
Academic Scholarship, which includes an annual book allowance to
five (5) eligible Bahamian public primary school students.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the Bahamian student must:

* be graduating from Grade 6 at a public school this year (2010)
* have been accepted to one of the participating schools (see below)
* be academically inclined
* have a legitimate financial need
* be involved in extra-curricular activities

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Tonique Williams-Darling Highway weekdays between 9:00 a,m. & 5:00 p.m
Attn: Mrs. uliette losey or Mrs. Joy Dean. or at the Caribbean Bottling Co.
(Bahamas) Ltd. Head Ofice on Thompson Boulevard weekdays between
9:t) a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Attn: Ms. Michelle Lewis.

In Freport.., applications can be collected from Wendy's, East Mall Highway, or
Caribbean Bottlng on West Settler's Way between 9a,m, & 5p,m,

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26th, 2010.
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JANUARY 25, 2010

ECit SINCiCB o business .ribuneedia^net

Tribune Business Editor
The liquidator of a former
Bahamas-based financial insti-
tution, whose principal was con-
victed in the US for money
laundering, will be able to com-
plete its dissolution once he
recovers some $519,000 owed
to its estate by two investors,
with the order freezing client
assets having been removed in
August 2009.
Clifford Culmer, the BDO
Mann Judd accountant and
partner, in his seventh report
to the Bahamian Supreme
Court on the Dominion Invest-
ments (Nassau) liquidation, said
that apart from returning client
assets to their beneficial own-
ers, the only other tasks that
had to be completed to ensure
creditors recovered all their
funds was to recoup the
$519,000 owed.
Some $352,628 had to be
recovered from a Canadian
client who had reneged on a
previous agreement to directly
pay the liquidator's costs, rather
than have them deducted from
the trust assets held at Domin-
ion Investments, while anoth-
er $162,280 had to be recov-
ered in relation to another
Canadian client.
"Other than attending to the
return of the trust assets held in
the Bahamas by Dominion to
the beneficial owners, the out-
standing matters to be
addressed by the liquidator are
to obtain recovery of the costs
due under the July 28, 2008,
Order from those trust assets
which have been frozen in
Canada to secure payment of
an alleged tax liability by the
beneficial owner thereof," Mr
Culmer said in his report to the
Supreme Court.
The other issues were to
"obtain a resolution of the dis-
pute with the beneficial owner
which reneged on its agreement
with the liquidator to pay its
share of the costs under the 28
July, 2008, Order direct rather
than from the sale of the trust
Mr Culmer concluded:
"Recovery of the aforesaid
costs will then enable the liq-
uidator to reimburse the estate
of Dominion, thus enabling it to
have sufficient funds to pay its
outstanding creditors and to
apply any residual estate to the
satisfaction of the sums due
under the forfeiture Order
made against Martin Tremblay
[its former convicted principal]
and to bring the liquidation of
Dominion to a close."
To recover the $162,280, Mr
Culmer said he had to inter-
vene in a Canadian court case
and pursue a claim for funds
due to Dominion from a client
who had died. The Canadian
government had frozen the
account to secure alleged tax
liabilities, and the liquidator
was now in discussions over the
release of those funds.
On the other issue, Mr Cul-
mer said the client involved had
SEE page 4B

$471m fund investors

to recover just 3.69%

* Liquidators of Bahamas-domiciled funds make 'no significant'
progress in recovering investor assets for past two-and-a-half years
* Funds at centre of one of Canada's 'largest hedge fund scandals',
with estimated $7.7m recovery from BISX-listed firm
* Principals deny responsibility; seek to blame ex-Bahamian fund
* Liquidator met with Securities Commission, but no prosecutions

started to date
Tribune Business Editor
Investors in a Bahamas-
domiciled investment fund at
the centre of "one of Canada's
largest hedge fund scandals"
are likely to recover just 3.69
per cent of their total $471.3
million claims, one of their few
recovery sources being an
investment in a BISX-listed real
estate investment trust (REIT).
Raymond Massi, who with
Clifford Culmer, the BDO
Mann Judd accountant and
partner, is the joint official liq-
uidator for the Olympus Uni-
vest fund and its formerly
Bahamian-domiciled counter-
party, Mosaic Composite, said
in his bleak 13th report to the

Canadian courts that they and
receivers/liquidators in other
jurisdictions had made little
headway in tracing further
assets in the past two-and-a-
half years.
The pair, who are liquidat-
ing the key companies at the
heart of Norshield Financial
Group's collapse, estimated as
at February 2, 2007, that some
Cdn$31.128 million would ulti-
mately be recovered for
investors. As at September 30,
2009, the estimated recovery
had increased by just Cdn$3.3
million or 10.7 per cent to
Cdn$34.448 million.
Most of the latter figure,
some 50.5 per cent or
Cdn$17.392 million, is forecast
to be recovered from the

Bahamas and Mosaic Compos-
ite, the entity into which Nor-
shield investor monies ulti-
mately flowed.
Mr Massi said in his report
to the Canadian courts: "To
date, the receiver, the joint cus-
todians, the Olympus Univest
joint official liquidators and the
Mosaic Composite joint official
liquidators have either realized,
or identified additional assets
to be realized upon, in the gross
aggregate amount of approxi-
mately Cdn$34.4 million......
"Based on information avail-
able to the receiver, the receiv-
er estimates that the gross pro-
ceeds of realization will be
SEE page 6B



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Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas Insurance
Brokers Association's
(BIBA) president has called
for "more teeth" in legisla-
tion governing the industry to
prevent unfair competition,
expressing concern that the
increasing trend for carriers
to set up their own agencies
or 'tied agents' could ulti-
mately lead to independent
brokers being excluded from
writing business for them.
Vaughn Culmer, who heads
Vaughn Culmer & Associ-
ates, told Tribune Business
that BIBA's members feared
the carriers might use their
wholly-owned agencies to
exclusively write business for
them, cutting out all indepen-
dent brokers and agents.
He added that this would
harm small Bahamian busi-
nesses and entrepreneurial
instincts in this nation gener-
ally, and suggested BIBA
might start to lobby MPs and
decision makers to ensure its
members were not ultimately
"squeezed out" by the insur-
SEE page 7B

* Fear carriers' agents
will ultimately become
exclusive writers of
business to their exclusion
* Argue such a move
would harm choice,
small businesses and
entrepreneurial spirit

Food store eyes

$2.9m expansion

* Grand Bahama operator assessing 'three
to four' locations for lease, in bid to split
retail from wholesale
* Plan looks for 15,000-16,000 square feet
and aims to create 25 new jobs
* Decision likely within next three weeks
Tribune Business Editor
A Freeport-based food store operator is looking to
invest $2.9 million in a 16,000 square foot expansion
that will add up to 25 jobs, and is likely to select in
"about three .k, ' from the three-four locations in
the running.
SEE page 5B

Reforms make Planning Bill 'much better'

* Government pledges to acquire resources to fully
implement legislation
* Attorneys and real estate chief urge Senate to
make more amendments, 'clarifying and tweaking'
some things
Tribune Business Editor
The Government has pledged to obtain the necessary man-
power and other resources to fully implement and enforce the
Planning and Subdivisions Bill when it takes effect from July 1,
2010, the private sector's view being that while concerns remain it
is "much better" legislation than the previous ver-
Responding to questions about whether the Gov-
ernment would be able to enforce all the Bill's pro-
visions, Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of the environ-
ment, told Tribune Business: "The Government
intends to populate the public sector with the nec-
essary experience and expertise to implement the
intent and spirit of this Bill." EA- L
Tribune Business understands that efforts to this DEVEARU
end have already begun, although private sector
concerns - held frequently in relation to the Gov-
ernment - include whether the public sector will have the where-
withal and expertise to properly implement all aspects of the leg-
islation. Andrew O'Brien, an attorney and partner with Glinton,
Sweeting & O'Brien, told this newspaper: "I'm impressed that
the Government has taken time to make changes, and make some
substantial changes. It's a bear of a Bill, and there's a lot going on.
"If it is implemented, everybody's concern is: will we have the
infrastructure to really put it into effect, or is it going to create
another bottleneck in an already overstretched government min-
istry and infrastructure? We hope it won't."
Mr O'Brien praised the Planning and Subdivisions Bill for "cer-
tainly bringing us up to par with developed standards in the world",
SEE page 2B

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of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having claims or demands against the above-named
Estate are requested to send the same duly certified to
the undersigned on or before 22nd February 2010.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that at
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but added that whether the rel-
evant Government agencies
would "be able to handle their
new responsibilities is the big
question". He added: "The idea
of having a Land Use Master
Plan for each individual island
is excellent, so we now have to
live up to what we are setting
down for ourselves."
Professions impacted by the
Bill's provisions, such as real-
tors and attorneys, gave a cau-
tious welcome to the revised
legislation, which will form one
of the key cornerstones for
development and growth
throughout the Bahamas - par-
ticularly that which is real
William Wong, the Bahamas
Real Estate Association's
(BREA) president, told Tri-
bune Business that he hoped
the Senate would make further
amendments when it debated
the Planning and Subdivisions
Bill, adding that it just needed
"clarifying and tweaking" in
certain areas. "We agree that
the 2010 Bill was a much better
one than the 2009 version," the
BREA president added. "Now
the Bill has passed, hopefully
the Senate will consider making
further amendments to it."

Reforms make Planning Bill 'much better'

Mr Wong read out a list of
concerns drafted by Sharlyn
Smith, an attorney at Sharon
Wilson & Co, who also told Tri-
bune Business that further
amendments would "make a
better Bill even stronger, as
opposed to having to go back to
Parliament one or two years
from now. Still, it's a much bet-
ter Bill."
Among her concerns, which
was reiterated by Mr Wong yes-
terday, was whether Section 23
1 (f) of the Bill, dealing with
zoning by-laws, would prohibit
the construction of waterfront
property in the Bahamas. A
particular concern cited was
whether the Bill would allow
existing owners of such prop-
erty to reconstruct them in their
current locations if they were
destroyed in a hurricane. The
Bill states that the "use of land
and the erecting, locating or use
of any buildings or structures"
was prohibited in any area
defined as "a significant corri-
dor, coastline or shoreline of
the ocean or a lake."
Mr Wong and Ms Smith
questioned what impact this
would have for developers
attempting to sell lots or homes

close to the coastline, and
whether they would be able to
sell such property. Questions
were also asked about whether
existing owners of such lots
would be able to build there.
Dr Deveaux, when ques-
tioned by Tribune Business, dis-
missed such fears in relation to
existing properties as ground-
less, telling this newspaper the
key word was "significant". He
added that this clause in the
Bill was designed to preserve
ocean views and beach access
for Bahamians, by preventing
developers and homeowners
from building right on the coast
or shoreline. When apprised of
the minister's comments, Mr
Wong replied: "The Govern-
ment needs to explain what
they're trying to achieve there,
what their reasons are for it,
and what it's going to mean for
people with waterfront proper-
ties. The intent is good. They
probably need to clarify it and
tweak it a little bit."
Mr Wong and Ms Smith also
raised a question over full sub-
division approval lapsing after
one year if no development had
taken place. They queried the
impact this would have on buy-
ers who had acquired lots dur-
ing that year, and banks who
had financed these purchases -
since both could be left with-
out the land and security over
it. They suggested a better
course of action would be to
call in the performance bond
the developer is supposed to
lodge with the Ministry of
Works to guarantee he will
complete the subdivision and
all necessary infrastructure, and
"enforce the provisions of the
development agreement".
In a similar vein, they sug-
gested some headaches might
also be caused by the Bill's sec-
tion 57, which prohibited build-
ing in a subdivision until all lots
had been connected to the util-
ities. "At first, this seems like a
good provision for consumers.
However, upon reflection, it is
the consumer and not neces-
sarily the developer who may
be negatively impacted by
same," Ms Smith suggested.
"Consider a person who
would have bought 'lot one' in
a large subdivision. Even
though there are utilities in
place, this person will not be
able to build until, say 'lot 99',
has utilities. It may be better
to call in the bond and enforce
the provisions of the Develop-
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home builder.
"Also, consider the case of a
gated community where the
developer may wish to con-
struct a wall or a gatehouse
while utilities are being
installed. This would be pro-
hibited as there are no excep-
tions. Also prohibited would be
the building of a model home."
Mr Wong and Ms Smith also
said some of the powers given
to the responsible minister
detracted from the Bill's aims
of consultation and trans-
parency. They pointed as evi-
dence of this to Section 5 (7), in
which the minister could give
direction to the Town Planning
Committee that the latter
would be required to imple-
ment, and Section 24 on zon-
ing orders, where the minister
could override an existing bye-
law by issuing such an order.
And the minister was also able
to "prescribe" development
controls, in particular relating
to downtown Nassau.
"This may cause the efforts
made to consult the public to
be questioned and it may
appear that the Bill is just
paying lip service to consulta-
tion," Mr Wong said. Tribune
Business attempted to contact
Dr Deveaux for comment yes-
terday afternoon, but he could
not be reached.
Meanwhile, Mr O'Brien said:
"The Government did take to
heart comments from law firms,
the Bahamas Real Estate Asso-
ciation and made substantial
changes to the Bill. One that
I'm aware of is that for subdi-
visions where lots were sold in
violation of the provisions in
the existing Act, they will be
grandfathered in and deemed
valid under the law.
"That helps to stem the effect
of the recent ruling by Justice
Lyons, in which he said trans-
actions done in violation of the
Act would be deemed null and
void. That's a great relief to the
legal profession, real estate
agents and buyers. Once the
Bill passes, we can be comfort-
able that people in that situa-
tion have valid title."
Mr O'Brien said some of the
lot sales - in subdivisions that
did not have full Ministry of
Works approval - may have
occurred over 10-20 years ago.
Under the existing Act,
although there were fines for
developing subdivisions with-
out this, he suggested that they
were largely ignored and never
enforced, until Justice Lyons's
ruling raised questions about
whether purchasers still had
good title to their lots.

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daily room rates (ADR).
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average occupancy rate
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increase for December, with
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an increase in room nights
sold with higher ADRs.
Only 29 per cent of the 14
properties saw a lower ADR

and increase in room nights
sold, while just 14 per cent
saw a lower ADR and room
nights sold. For December
2009, the ADR rose to
$269.20 compared to $236.55
last year, while available
room nights were on par
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For the 2009 full year, the
average hotel occupancy

stood at 60.9 per cent com-
pared to 63.4 per cent in
2008, with the ADR also
down from $246.70 to
$227.63. Hotel room rev-
enues dropped by 16.8 per
cent, compared to 19.3 per
cent at end-November,
boosted by the December
However, only two of New
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saw a revenue increase in
2009, with hotel room nights
decreasing by 9.8 per cent.
Air arrivals to end Novem-
ber 2009 were down year-
over-year by 6.6 per cent, a
drop of 61,849 on 2008 fig-
The BHA/Ministry of
Tourism said: "The Decem-
ber results support a general
improvement trend which

started in September, and
has continued with most
properties experiencing an
increase in occupancy.
"Hoteliers were most
encouraged to see the level
of improvements in the
December ADR increasing
by 13.8 per cent over the pre-
vious December, reversing a
year of declines in every
month except September,
when a small improvement
was experienced.
"Hoteliers hope this will
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bring rates to a level which is
operationally sustainable,
while continuing to make
their products and competi-
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qualified individuals to fill the position of Chief Accountant.

This is a senior management post in the Corporation's Accounts Department.

The position is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the Accounts
Department and reports to the Financial Controller.

Candidates should, at a minimum, possess a bachelor's degree in accounting or
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The ideal candidate will possess professional accounting qualifications
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FROM page 1B
threatened to sue him if the
trust assets Dominion held on
his behalf were used to pay his
share of the liquidation costs.
"This has meant that the
estate of Dominion has, as yet,
not been reimbursed approxi-
mately $352,628 of the expens-
es it incurred for the benefit of
this particular trust asset," Mr
Culmer said.
"The liquidator's attorneys
[Lennox Paton] are taking the
necessary steps to address and
resolve this issue, and it is the
liquidator's intention that this
particular customer's assets will

According to Ms Slatter, the charity organiza-
tions phone banks were inundated with incoming
and outgoing calls following the incident last
Tuesday, after which Indigo stepped in to assure
that calls were able to come in through four extra
phone lines. "This has been logistically demand-
ing on everyone," she said.
Many firms have stepped up to assist Haiti
and the telephone companies have moved to do
their part. BTC announced yesterday that it
would begin text in donations and it will be a
part of a national telethon on Monday and Tues-
day. Ms Slatter said their phone discounts will
continue until the "further notice". She said the
company wants to ensure that things have cleared
up on the ground in Haiti.
According to her, by the end of the month the
company will assess the situation to know if it
there is a dire need to continue the phone card
discounts. "You know the people are here and
they are trying to reach home desperately," she
said. "This way they can stay in touch and make
sure they know where their relatives are."

not be released until its full
share of the costs have been
paid, together with such other
additional damages and costs
as the court determines should
be paid by this customer."
The lifting of the freeze order
on the Bahamas-based assets
Dominion held in trust for its
clients, which happened on

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August 14 last year, has paved
the way for Mr Culmer to
return them to their owners.
He is now moving to achieve
this, and ensure investors get
what they are due, by preparing
affidavits for each of them to
sign. Mr Culmer had previous-
ly described the Attorney Gen-
eral's agreement to remove the
asset freezing orders as "an
exceptionally good outcome".
By negotiating the agree-
ment with the Attorney Gen-
eral, Mr Culmer has also been
able to avoid legal costs that
would have resulted if he had to
ask the Supreme Court to over-
turn the restraining orders.
These costs would have had to
be paid by Dominion Invest-
ments' clients from the assets
that the company held on their
The court-imposed restraint
orders, which were granted on
January 31, 2006, and May 2,
2006, had been left in place fol-
lowing Mr Tremblay's convic-
tion because he has yet to pay
the $220,000 confiscation order
to the US authorities. Both
orders were obtained by the
Attorney General's Office,
upon the request of the US Jus-
tice Department.
Instead, the Attorney Gen-
eral agreed that a restraining
order simply be imposed on the
assets Mr Culmer was holding
for Martin Tremblay, who is
presently serving a four-year

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INDIGO recently decreased its prepaid long
distance phone card rates to Haiti in order to
make it easier for Haitians to reach their loved
ones in the recently earthquake stricken region,
said the firm's marketing manager
Gillian Slatter said last Friday Indigo offered
five more minutes of talking time on every five
dollar phone card, ten minutes on every ten dol-
lar card and 20 minutes on every 20 dollar card.
According to her, they slashed the rates so
that the company would not make a profit on the
phone cards, but sell them at cost the Haitian
community which before last week's temblor
made use of the cards to communicate with fam-
ily back in Haiti.
Ms Slatter said the rate cut represented a 30
percent discount on the cost of the card.
Indigo also provided phone lines to the Red
Cross in order to assist with their communications
efforts with their workers on the ground in Haiti.


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Food store eyes

2.9m expansion

FROM page 1B
Jeff Butler, owner of But-
ler Specialty Foods, told Tri-
bune Business he was look-
ing to lease premises for a
second outlet in a bid to split
his wholesale operations
from the retail side.
He confirmed Tribune
Business's exclusive article
of last week that sub-leas-
ing part of the Home Cen-
tre, the retail outlet owned
by BISX-listed Freeport
Concrete, was one of the
options being assessed.
While he would "rather
be on Midshipman Drive",
Mr Butler told Tribune
Business he was also eyeing
sites on Queen's Highway
and the former Food Well
store on Coral Road, and
had even approached
Bahamas Supermarkets,
operating parent of City
Markets, about leasing space
in one of its Grand Bahama
"I've just outgrown my
premises, so we're looking
for a new place with square
footage and parking," Mr
Butler said. "The Home
Centre has both. It depends
on how much per square
foot they're willing to sell it
to me."
Butler's Specialty Foods
currently operates from
16,000 square feet at its Yel-
low Pine Street headquar-
ters, and Mr Butler con-
firmed the company was
seeking an "additional
15,000-16,000 square feet".
He added that the compa-
ny had a $2.9 million bud-
get to cover initial set-up

and inventory costs, plus
starting lease payments.
"If I could separate
wholesale from retail, I
think we will do well," Mr
Butler said. "We held back
on any price increases when
shipping costs went up, so
profits dipped, but we held
the line and it looks like
things are turning around
"Probably in about three
weeks' time we'll know and
make a decision as to where
we go." Mr Butler added
that Butler's Specialty Foods
had not laid any staff mem-
ber off as a result of the
recession, and was looking
to hire about 25 extra per-
sons if the expansion came
to fruition.
The company's business
was split evenly 50/50
between retail and whole-
sale, Mr Butler said, adding
that the company - with its

Canadian and European
imports - does "more high-
end stuff than anyone else
in the country".
Mr Butler said he had
spoken with several City
Markets shareholders and
executives, including Basil
Sands and Franklyn Butler
Jnr, about leasing one of the
company's Grand Bahama
stores but had never
received a positive reply to
the proposal.


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$471m fund investors to reco

FROM page 1B

approximately 13 per cent of
the retail investors' investments
in Olympus Funds. The receiv-
er further estimates that the net
proceeds, which ultimately may
be available for distribution to
the retail investors, could be
between 5.5 per cent and 7.4
per cent.
"Other than certain claims
against third parties, none of
the receiver, the joint custodi-
ans, the Olympus Univest joint
official liquidators or the Mosa-
ic joint official liquidators has
identified any additional signif-
icant assets since the date of
the sixth report [March 2007]."
Mr Massi said he had met
with the Securities Commission

The following persons are asked to contact
in connection with items left in storage:

College of the Bahamas
cdo Anthony Burrows

Makita S. Depardine

Denise Francis

Cyril Greenslade

Camille Hudson

of the Bahamas over the Olym-
pus Univest/Mosaic affair,
offering his "full cooperation
and assistance". He added:
"Although to date no criminal
prosecutions have been com-
menced by the relevant author-
ities in connection with the loss-
es suffered by the retail
investors, the received remains
prepared and available to pro-
vide any and all assistance to
law enforcement agencies and
securities regulators in connec-
tion with the losses suffered by
retail investors."
An annex attached to Mr
Massi's report showed that, to
date, he and Mr Culmer have
recovered Cdn$11.495 million
out of the Cdn$17.392 million
forecast from Mosaic Compos-

ite. These funds include a
Cdn$7.813 million investment
in another investment fund;
Cdn$.1053 million in claims
from two Bahamas-based liq-
uidations; and Cdn$730,000 in
interest and tax refunds.
And a further Cdn$1.899 mil-
lion has been received in divi-
dends from BISX-listed Pre-
mier Real Estate Investment
Corporation, the mutual fund
that owns Freeport's First Com-
mercial Centre and two prop-
erties owned by the Coca-Cola
producer in both Nassau and
Freeport. Mosaic Composite
holds a 49 per cent stake in Pre-
mier Real Estate, and this equi-
ty is the only asset the liquida-
tors have yet to realise. The val-
ue of this shareholding, though,

was shown to have deteriorated
from Cdn$6.38 million as at
February 27, 2007, to
Cdn$5.897 million as at Sep-
tember 30, 2009.
Premier Real Estate was cre-
ated by Hannes Babak, a for-
mer major shareholder in the
First Commercial Centre, and
the current Grand Bahama
Port Authority chairman. He
has nothing to do with the Nor-
shield/Olympus Univest situa-
tion, and has done nothing
wrong in relation to it.
Among Premier's founding
directors, although he is no
longer on the board, was
Stephen Hancock, president
and chief executive of Cardinal
International, the ex-Bahami-
an fund administrator for
Olympus Univest, Mosaic and a
number of other entities in the
Norshield investment structure.
Norshield's two alleged man-
aging minds, John Xan-
thoudakis and Dale Smith, have
both sought to lay blame for
Olympus Univest/Mosaic's
inflated net asset values
(NAVs) at the feet of Cardinal
and Mr Hancock, who were
responsible for these calcula-
tions. There is nothing to sug-
gest, though, that Mr Hancock
or his former firm have done
anything wrong in relation to
the Norshield affair.
The Xanthoudakis and Smith
claims were made in their
defences to a civil action filed
against them in Canada by Mr
Massi, who is seeking Cdn$159
million in damages from the
pair over alleged breach of fidu-
ciary duty to their clients by
"artificially inflating" the val-
ue of investment assets and

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We are looking for a professional with business experience dealing
with high net worth clients and companies. Specifically, we require
a professional fluent in French, English and Spanish to deal with
the existing client base. The candidate must possess knowledge of
administrative frontline duties, follow up on trade executions, deal
with telephone enquiries, prepare client visits, organize business
travel, the ability to monitor profit centre costs and retrocession
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ver just

diverting them away from the
proposed plan structure. The
claim is being submitted on
behalf of some 1,900 Canadian
retail investors.
In his statement of claim, the
liquidator alleged that "for
most of 2002 and 2003", Mr
Hancock was a director of
Olympus Univest, Mosaic and a
collection of entities known as
the Channel Funds, established
in the Bahamas in the 1990s to
act as investment vehicles for
"At all material times, Nor-
shield Asset Management
International (NAMI), of which
Hancock was a director, acted
as the investment advisor and
manager to Mosaic, and Car-
dinal provided accounting ser-
vices for Mosaic. NAMI and
Cardinal reported Mosaic's
NAVs relying on the false val-
uations of Mosaic's assets," the
liquidator claimed.
Mr Massi alleged that as at
September 30, 2003, the value
of Mosaic's non-hedged assets -
its investments in the Channel
entities - were overstated by
88 per cent or some $300 mil-
lion, and should have been clos-
er to $82 million rather than
$382 million. He attributed
responsibility for this to Xan-
thoudakis and Smith, not Car-
dinal or Mr Hancock.
In his defence, Xanthoudakis
denied responsibility for Nor-
shield's collapse, and said he
was not involved in calculating
the NAVs for Olympus Uni-
vest or Mosaic. "The NAV cal-
culations were undertaken by
Cardinal International Fund
Management and NAV Con-
sulting, which were indepen-

dent and highly-regarded
organizations that provided
similar services to other major
investment funds," he alleged.
Smith's defence followed a
similar vein, stating that he was
"satisfied" that the NAVs
"properly reflected the under-
lying assets of" Olympus Uni-
vest and Mosaic Composite.
He based this on "the inde-
pendence and industry stature
of Cardinal International Fund
Services" as the fund adminis-
trator for both, and its calcula-
tion of their NAVs.
Further support for this posi-
tion, Smith alleged, came from
the unqualified audit opinions
rendered for the 2002 and 2003
financial years by Mosaic and
Olympus's external Bahamian
auditors, Grant Thornton and
Deloitte & Touche.
Mr Massi's report detailed
how Norshield placed retail
investor monies into its Olym-
pus Funds, which then invested
them into the asset manager's
wholly-owned subsidiary, Bar-
bados-based Olympus Bank.
The bank co-mingled retail
investor funds with capital
received from institutional
investors, such as pension funds
and financial institutions, plac-
ing all monies into Bahamas-
based Olympus Univest. The
latter used these funds to make
"substantial investments" in
Mosaic, a 'fund of funds' struc-
ture, which invested in "both
hedged and non-hedged
Mr Massi said that based on
Mosaic's last audited financial
statements, as at September 30,
2003, the value of its hedged
assets totalled $387 million.

The Anglican Central Education Authority
Diocese of The Bahamas and
Turks and Caicos Islands
-3 Addington House
" ' � P.O. Box N656
Sands Road
Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas
Tel: 242 322 3015
Fax: 242 325 2647

The Anglican Central Education Authority
is pleased to announce its Grade 7 Entrance Examination
The Entrance Examination will occur on
Saturday, 6th February 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
at each of the following Anglican Schools.

St. John's College, Stapledon Gardens
St. Anne's School, Fox Hill and Eastern Roads
Bishop Michael Eldon School, Freeport, Grand Bahama
St. Andrew's Anglican School, George Town, Exuma

Applications can be collected from any Anglican School
between 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. but must be returned to the school the
candidate wished to attend.

Applications will be accepted until the registration deadline of 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 29th January 2010.



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Brokers seek 'more teeth' to ease unfair competition concern

FROM page 1B

ance industry's larger players.
Referring to last week's
BIBA letter outlining these
concerns, Mr Culmer told Tri-
bune Business: "We wanted
to have some kind of protec-
tion against market manipu-
lation, unfair competition, in
the future.
"For example, the merger
between Family Guardian's
and Bahamas First's holding
companies, which is being
talked about. We don't want
to see too many more amal-
gamations like that, because it
narrows choice.
"All the insurance compa-
nies have formed their own
agents, and it won't be too
long before they say those
agents are exclusive, and they
exclude others from writing
business for them."
Mr Culmer said Patrick
Ward, president of Bahamas
First General Insurance Com-
pany and its parent, Bahamas

First Holdings, had told
BIBA members during an
address to their meeting last
Wednesday that "like it or
not", they and other small
brokers were "going to have
to amalgamate to survive in
this market".
"We don't look at it in that
way. We're going to do every-
thing possible to prevent that.
We want to see entrepreneurs
and small businesses remain
alive," Mr Culmer told Tri-
bune Business.
"As far as competition is
concerned, we'd like to see
someone put more teeth in
the Act to prevent manipula-
tion and unfair competition
going forward.
"There is a place for us, and
it would be unfair if we were
squeezed out down the road.
Maybe we need to get a lobby
going, pushing for amend-
ments to the Act."
The BIBA president
pledged he and his members
would "do everything we can

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nothing in the existing Insur-
ance Act that allowed him to
regulate the market for com-
petition purposes.
BIBA, he added, was plan-
ning to work closely with the
regulator, initiating cross-
training days for both its
members and the Commis-
sion's staff.
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plus" independent brokers
and agents operating in the
Bahamian insurance market,
Mr Culmer said, telling Tri-
bune Business that BIBA was
attempting to "get a handle
on that right now" by obtain-
ing an updated list of licensed
operators from the regulator.
BIBA's drive to expand its
current membership from 20
to 40, a 100 per cent increase,
will be aided by the new Act's
"When new brokers come
into the market, you will see
them come to us," Mr Cul-
mer said.
"The Act stipulates that
you must be part of a profes-
sional society to be licensed
under the Act."
The BIBA president said
brokers would have no diffi-
culty complying with the Act's

minimum $50,000 capitalisa-
tion requirement. The key
issues, he said, were that those
wanting to remain as 'brokers
and agents' had to keep seg-
regated accounts for the two
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from $650 per annum for an
'agent and broker' under the
existing Act to $1,000 for both
titles, meaning fees would


increase to $2,000 per annum
for such businesses.
Mr Culmer said brokers
were client-driven, able to
find the best products and
premiums to suit client needs.
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employment, and quality peo-
ple in the industry through
education, providing choices
for our clients," he added.


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IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or
lot of land situate in Sandilands Village in the Eastern
District of the said Island of New Providence and
being within the Fox Hill Constituency aforesaid
which said piece parcel or lot of land by recent survey
comprises Twenty-four thousand Four hundred and
Sixteen (24,416) square feet and is bounded on the
NORTHEAST by the Public Road called and known
as "Cox Street" and running thereon One hundred and
Thirty-seven and Eighty-four hundredths (137.84) feet
on the SOUTHEAST by land formerly the property
of the Estate of one Dundee Johnson and now or
formerly the property of Mary Symonette and running
thereon One hundred and Seventy and Two hundredths
(170.02) feet on the SOUTHWEST by land formerly
the property of Hezekiah Demeritte but now or formerly
the property of the Estate of Peter Davis and running
thereon One hundred and Forty-nine and Forty-nine
hundredths (149.49) feet and on the NORTHWEST
by another Public Road called and known as "Cockbum
Street" and running thereon One hundred and Seventy
and Five hundredths (170.05) feet and which said piece
parcel or lot of land has such position shape boundaries
marks and dimensions as are shown on the diagram
or plan attached hereto and is thereon coloured Pink.

AND IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act,

AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of William
A. Pinder


The Ouietin2 Titles Act 1959
The Petition of William A. Pinder of the
Eastern District in the Island of New Providence one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in respect of: -

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in
Sandilands Village in the Eastern District of the said
Island of New Providence and being within the Fox
Hill Constituency aforesaid which said piece parcel
or lot of land by recent survey comprises Twenty-
four thousand Four hundred and Sixteen (24,416)
square feet and is bounded on the NORTHEAST by
the Public Road called and known as "Cox Street"
and running thereon One hundred and Thirty-seven
and Eighty-four hundredths (137.84) feet on the
SOUTHEAST by land formerly the property of the
Estate of one Dundee Johnson and now or formerly the
property of Mary Symonette and running thereon One
hundred and Seventy and Two hundredths (170.02) feet
on the SOUTHWEST by land formerly the property of
Hezekiah Demeritte but now or formerly the property
of the Estate of Peter Davis and running thereon One
hundred and Forty-nine and Forty-nine hundredths
(149.49) feet and on the NORTHWEST by another
Public Road called and known as "Cockbum Street"
and running thereon One hundred and Seventy and
Five hundredths (170.05) feet and which said piece
parcel or lot of land has such position shape boundaries
marks and dimensions as are shown on the diagram or
plan attached hereto and is thereon coloured Pink.

William A. Pinder claims to be the owner of the
fee simple estate in possession of the tracts of land
hereinbefore described free from encumbrances.
AND the Petitioner has made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Act 1959 to
have their title to the said tracts of land investigated
and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any persons
having Dower or a Right to Dower or an Adverse
Claim or a claim not recognized in the petition shall
on or before the 25th of February A.D., 2010 file in
the Supreme Court and serve on 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 25th of February A.D.,
2010 will operate as a bar to such claim.

Copies of the Filed Plan may be inspected at:

The Registry of the Supreme Court;

The Chambers of Graham, Thompson & Co. attorneys
for the Petitioner, Sassoon House, Shirley Street &
Victoria Avenue, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas;

Dated the 16th day of December A.D., 2009

Sassoon House,
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue,
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner


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215 214 Fidelity Bank 237 237 000 0055 0040 431 169%
1395 9 63 Cable Bahamas 10 00 10 00 000 1 406 0250 71 250%
2 88 2 72 Colina Holdings 2 72 2 72 0 O0 0249 0 040 10 9 147%
7 00 5 00 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 7 00 700 00 0 419 0 300 167 429%
365 221 Consolidated Water BDRs 267 260 - 007 0111 0052 234 200%
2 55 1 32 Doctors Hospital 2 55 2 55 0 O0 0627 0 080 41 314%
780 5 94 Famguard 6 49 6 49 0 O0 1,000 0420 0 240 155 370%
1 180 875 Finco 928 928 000 0322 0520 288 60%
1045 9 80 FirstCarbbean Bank 999 999 000 0631 0350 158 350%
5 53 375 Focol (S) 4 77 4 77 0 OO 41,959 0326 0 150 146 314%
100 1 00 Focol Class B Preference 1 00 1 00 000 0000 0000 N/M 000%
S30 027 Freeport Concrete 0 27 0 27 0 O0 0035 0000 77 000%
613 500 ICD Utilities 559 559 000 0407 0500 137 894%
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1000 00 1000 O0 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 10000 000 Prime - 1 75% 19 October 2022
100000 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 10000 00 00 7% 30 May 2013
100000 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 10000 00 00 Prime - 1 75% 29 May 2015
1460 792 Bahamas Supermarkets 1006 11 06 1400 2 246 0000 N/M 000%
800 600 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 200 625 400 0000 0480 N/M 7 80%
054 020 RND Holdings 035 040 035 0001 0000 2566 000%
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28869 28266 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 28869 1 81 1 81 31-Dec-09
1 5101 1 4356 CFAL Money Market Fund 1 5101 017 518 15-Jan-10
3 3201 2 9343 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3 1168 -7 94 -7 94 31 -Dec 09
13 2400 12 6816 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13 2400 4 93 5 90 31 Oct 09
1039873 931999 CFAL G.lobal Bond Fund 1039873 341 341 31 Dec-09
101 7254 964070 CFAL Global Equity Fund 101 7254 552 552 31 -Dec09
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9 5795 9 1005 Royal Fdelty Bah n Investment und 9 5795 5 33 5 33 31 -Dec 09
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(S) 4 for-1 Stock Split - E-e m Date 8/8/2007
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The stories behind the news






"A tsunami
is nothing to
play with.
With a
tsunami you
don't have
that luxury of
time, you can
feel tsunami
waves within
five minutes
to an hour
from the
watch being

Michael Stubbs, chief
climatological officer
at the Department of

Tribune Staff Reporter
LAST week's tsunami
scare left many wondering
how the Bahamas, com-
prised of low-lying islands
with few high points, would
cope with a disaster of such
immense proportions.
A tsunami - a series of
waves usually caused by
earthquakes, volcano erup-
tions or underwater explo-
sions - can be extremely
dangerous to coastal areas.
Its massive waves move in
excess of 200 miles an hour
- faster than humans can
run - leaving extensive
flooding and death in their
One of the most fatal and
devastating tsunamis
occurred in 2004, when a 9.1
magnitude undersea quake
off the coast of Sumatra
spawned waves that killed
220,000 people in countries
near the Indian Ocean,
including 168,000 in Indone-
Tsunami reports usually
originate from Asia, but last
week the fear struck close
to home.
Around 5 pm Tuesday, a
massive 7.0 earthquake
rocked Haiti's capital city,
destroying schools, hospi-
tals, homes, government

buildings, the presidential
palace, a prison and leaving
hundreds of thousands dead.
On Sunday the official
death toll was more than
150,000 in Port-au-Prince
alone, with many more
thousands dead around the
country or still buried under
the rubble, Haiti's commu-
nications minister said.
The tremors were felt as
far away as the Bahamas'
most southerly island,
Inagua, only 70 miles off
A tsunami warning for the
Bahamas, Cuba and the
Dominican Republic, which
shares the island of Hispan-
iola with Haiti, was issued
just after 5 pm Tuesday.
Weather experts antici-
pated that immense waves
would flood the southwest
Bahamas around 5.46 pm

Tuesday, about an hour
after the massive 7.0 quake
shook Haiti's capital city.
Around 6.30 pm Tuesday,
meteorologists' worst fears
were calmed when the coun-
try's sea levels did not rise
The warning was dropped
around 7 pm.
Although the Bahamas
was spared the horror of
massive flooding and poten-
tial loss of life when the
scare did not materialise,
one local meteorologist is
warning residents not to let
their guard down.
Michael Stubbs, chief cli-
matological officer at the
Department of Meteorolo-
gy, thinks it's time for
Bahamians and local author-
ities to create tsunami con-
tingency plans and educate
locals on what to do should

the threat become real.
Mr Stubbs explained the
potential danger.
"A tsunami is nothing to
play with," he said. "With a
tsunami you don't have that
luxury of time, you can feel
tsunami waves within five
minutes to an hour from the
watch being issued."
This would leave little
time for Bahamians, many
of whom live within a five
mile radius of a coast, to flee
to higher ground. Seeking
refuge may be more difficult
in the family islands, where
many residents would have
to travel long distances to
reach a peak, Mr Stubbs
"We would have been sig-
nificantly impacted had the
tsunami occurred - first the
islands in the southwest
Bahamas also our neigh-

bours in the Turks and
Caicos - would have been
severely impacted had the
tsunami occurred in the way
it was forecast.
"I think we need to be
more alert now, the author-
ities here in the Bahamas,
our focus now needs to
include not only hurricanes
but we need to pay more
attention to earthquakes and
the corresponding tsunami
and educate the public on
what to do if a tsunami hap-
In the Bahamas, people
near the coast should seek
refuge on higher ground;
those who cannot escape a
coastal area quickly should
seek shelter in a high-rise
building, Mr Stubbs sug-
"If you can't move quick-
ly from the coastal area,

seek shelter in a well-forti-
fied concrete structure like a
hotel on at least the fourth
or fifth floor because the
height of the wave increases
as it approaches the coast or
shoreline due to the shallow
area, or depth of the shore-
line," Mr Stubbs said.
He's afraid that most
Bahamians - with a history
of last minute hurricane
preparations - will not
understand or take serious-
ly a tsunami threat.
Eastern road resident
Dorothy Lowe heard about
the tsunami warning a little
before 6 pm Tuesday. She
said she had no idea what
to do or where to go if
tremendous waves headed
towards the country.
"My thought was well, 'If
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Can the Bahamas

cope with a tsunami?

�FROM page one
THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS it's coming it's coming'.
. Viit our Wbe at w.I c,*W.C .bs We're such a low-lying
Sw e country and we've had such
little time to prepare there's
not much we can do. It's
The College of The Bahamas somthung t nou nehas
pen to us so you don't have
wishes to engage the services of an sheold TheTribuhat to do,"
The country's topography
Executive Search firm would also present a chal-
lenge, made up of mostly
low-lying land, should a
to support in the search for a tsunami hit. The country's
highest point is Mount
CrAlvernia, on Cat Island
CollegePresidentstanding 63 metres high.
"There's not that much
higher ground," Mr Stubbs
said. "Being low-lying puts
you in the path of danger.
is The potential for devasta-
Detailed information is available tion is minimized the higher
the land mass is."
in a Request for Proposal (RFP) document daThe epicentre of Tues-
S. . inland, 10 miles from the
which may be obtained by visiting capital city of Port-au-
Prince. Two strong after-
shocks, registering 5.9 and
The Collece's website, 5.5 on the Richter scale, fol-
Slowed. It was the first major
b d b quake to hit Haiti in two , centuries.
Tremors were felt as far
away as Cuba, Puerto Rico
by email request at and evenS nagua.
Inagua residents were
dumbfounded as their
communication @ dmfue ate homes and cars shook, many
of them unaware of what to
or do.
"My place did shake lil'
bit, but I didn't know it was
by telephoning the office serious until when someone
call me and said that was an
� earthquake in Haiti," Mavis
of External Affairs at 302 4304. Adderley told The Tribune.
The 75-year-old was at
home with her husband at

the time; both had no idea
of the anticipated danger.
Mr Stubbs said another
earthquake in the region is
"very likely to occur again."
He explained that Haiti
sits on the periphery of a
fault line between the
Caribbean and North Amer-
ican Tectonic plates, large
slabs of crust that fit togeth-
er like a puzzle and slide
past one another slowly over
As the plates move
together strain builds up
along fault lines at the
plates' boundaries culmi-
nating in an earthquake.
"Hence the reason why
the potential always exists
for earthquakes to occur,
even in Jamaica (and other)
neighboring countries
which also lie on the fault
line," said Mr Stubbs.
While the Bahamas was
spared Tuesday, our neigh-
bours in Haiti felt the full
brunt of Mother Nature's

An estimated 3 million
people were affected by the
quake, homeless, seeking
food, shelter and medical
care. More than 150,000 are
feared dead. Government
crews have buried 7,000
corpses, taken from the
streets, in mass graves, Hait-
ian President Ren6 Preval
told The Miami Herald.
Aid began trickling into
the impoverished country on
Thursday, but rubble
blocked roads have hin-
dered their distribution to
the needy.
Governments around the
world have pledged hun-
dreds of millions of dollars
in support, with the United
States pledging $100 million
in aid.
The Bahamas Govern-
ment has set up bank
accounts at all of the coun-
try's commercial banks to
accept financial donations
for Haiti.



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150,000 Haiti quake victims

buried, government says

THE truckers filling Haiti's
mass graves with bodies
reported ever higher num-
bers: More than 150,000
quake victims have been
buried by the government,
an official said Sunday,
according to Associated
That doesn't count those
still under the debris, carried
off by relatives or killed in
the outlying quake zone.
"Nobody knows how many
bodies are buried in the rub-
ble - 200,000? 300,000?
Who knows the overall death
toll?" said the official, Com-
munications Minister Marie-
Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue.
Dealing with the living,
meanwhile, a global army of
aid workers was getting more
food into people's hands, but
acknowledged falling short.
"We wish we could do more,
quicker," said U.N. World
Food Program chief Josette
Sheeran, visiting Port-au-
In the Cite Soleil slum,
U.S. soldiers and Brazilian
U.N. peacekeeping troops
distributed food. Lunie
Marcelin, 57, said the hand-
outs will help her and six
grown children "but it is not
enough. We need more."
The Haitian government
was urging many of the esti-
mated 600,000 homeless hud-
dled in open areas of Port-
au-Prince, a city of 2 million,
to look for better shelter with
relatives or others in the
countryside. Some 200,000
were believed already to
have done so, most taking
advantage of free govern-
ment transportation, and oth-
ers formed a steady stream
out of the city on Sunday.
International experts
searched for sites to erect
tent cities for quake refugees
on the capital's outskirts, but
such short-term solutions
were still weeks away, said
the International Organiza-
tion for Migration, an inter-
governmental agency.
"We also need tents. There
is a shortage of tents," said
Vincent Houver, the Gene-
va-based agency's chief of
mission in Haiti. Their Port-
au-Prince warehouse has
10,000 family-size tents, but
some 100,000 are needed, he
said. The organization has
appealed for $30 million for
that and other needs, and has
received two-thirds of that so
In the aftermath of the 7.0-
magnitude earthquake, the
casualty estimates have been
necessarily tentative.
Lassegue told The Associat-
ed Press the government's
figure of 150,000 buried, from
the capital area alone, was
reported by CNE, a state
company collecting corpses
and burying them north of
That number would tend
to confirm an overall esti-
mate of 200,000 dead report-
ed last week by the European
Commission, citing Haitian
government sources. The
United Nations, meanwhile,
was sticking Sunday with an
earlier confirmed death toll
of at least 111,481, based on
recovered bodies.
The final casualty esti-
mates, which the European
Commission said also include
some 250,000 injured, will
clearly place the Jan. 12
earthquake among the dead-

Disaster in

- -

liest natural catastrophes of
recent times. That list
includes: the 1970
Bangladesh cyclone, believed
to have killed 300,000 peo-
ple; the 1974 northeast China
earthquake, which killed at
least 242,000 people; and the
2004 Indian Ocean tsunami,
with 226,000 dead.
One who wouldn't die in
Port-au-Prince was Wismond
Exantus, who was extricated
from the rubble Saturday. He
spoke with the AP from his

cot in a French field hospi-
tal on Sunday, saying the first
thing he wanted to do was
find a church to give thanks.
He spent the 11 days
buried in the ruins of a hotel
grocery store praying, recit-
ing psalms and sleeping, he
said. "I wasn't afraid because
I knew they were searching
and would come for me," he
With further such rescues
highly unlikely so long after
the quake, Haiti's govern-
ment has declared an end to
search operations for the liv-
ing, shifting the focus more
than ever to caring for the
thousands surviving in
squalid, makeshift camps.
The World Food Program
had delivered about 2 million
meals to the needy on Fri-
day, up from 1.2 million on
Thursday, Sheeran said. But
she acknowledged that much
more was needed.
"This is the most complex
operation WFP has ever
launched," she said.

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Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

Rhona Pauline Gardiner-Major, 100

of Bias Street and formerly of
S Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
will be held on Wednesday
January 27th, 11:00 a.m. at Wesley
Methodist Church, MCCA,
Malcolm Road East. Rev'd
Edward Sykes will officiate.
Interment will follow in Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Cherished memories of her will
forever linger in the hearts of her
two sons, Garth and Paul Major;
adopted daughters, Ester
Armbrister and Donna Bethel;
granddaughters; Indira Major and Patrice Marie Major; grandsons,
Garth Jr, Damario, Bradley, Garth Fletcher Major (adopted);
granddaughters, Andira Major, Patrice Major and family; adopted
daughter, Ester Armbrister; great-granddaughters, Yaskhira
Carey, Raedeana Ferguson, Faith and Destiny Hodges; great-
grandson, Garrott Major-Carroll; great-great-grandsons, Antwan
Adams, Elijah Carey; great-great-granddaughter, Infine Reed;
niece, Iva Patton nee Gardiner, Minah Lucas (England);
grandniece, Nancy McKinney grand nephew, Zacheus Patton;
godchildren, Brenda Trainer nee Turner; cousins, and Melissa
Trainer; special friends, Thelma Thompson, Sybil Seymour, Ivy
Davis, Dot Butler and Erma John-Demeritte, Mrs. Hall and
family, Lester, Glastone, Ruth and Gardiner and family; other
numerous family and circle of friends including, Iva Gardiner
Patton, Zack Patton, Lester Gardiner, Glastone Gardiner, Ruth
Gardiner, Ruby Bethel-Clarke, Sheila Knowles, Joe Major and
family, Evelyn Sands, John, Lucine and Andrew Hall, Ann Adair,
Marion Lewis, Joycely Colebrooke, Rosey Newry, Marsha, John,
Jimmy, Evanglist Shirley Burrows, Lilly, Kathy, Audney, Millar
and Patrick Gardiner, Geneth Gardiner-Brown, Mildred
Thompson, Margaret Trotman, Vincent Gardiner, Louella
Preschool, Edgar Gardiner, Wesley Methodist, Children, Women's
Group of Wesley, "Sargeant", Ruby Clarke and family, Rev. Dr.
Robert Colebrook and family; Sharon Colebrook, Dwight,
Stephen and Arthur Colebrook, Maxwell, Gregory and Verona
Woodside, Bill Wallace, Charles McKinney, Bismark Coakley,
John Archer, Willie Francis, "Dingwood", Reginald Saunders,
Jervis "Heads" Strachan, Monola Maycock-Neilly and family,
Stephanie Wells and family, Wideon Pyfrom and family, Thelma
Gay Butterfield and family, Yasmin Smith, Alexander Mackey-
Bodie and family, Doris Strachan, Eleanor Newbold and family,
Iris nee Johnson Moxey, Thad Gaitor and family, Sherikee Ellis
and family and Sandra Grimes and family, Margaret Dillet and
Anthony Butlerfield, Thelma Gay; Special friends: Attorney
Cleopatria Christie, Donna and Cardra Marshall, Dean Patrick
Adderley of Christ Church Cathedral, Father Michael Gittens,
Priest Viekar of Christ Church Cathedral, Agatha Bethel
Cumberbatch, Rev. Dr James Rahming, Bishop Simeon Hall,
Rev. Carl Rahming, Rev. Jeffery Wood, Rev James Rahming,
Rev. Ruby-Ann Cooper-Darling, Rev. Dr. Levoey Rolle. Carnal
Hutcheson Rev. Delaney and family Fred "Papa" Smith, Rev'd
Edward Sykes and the Methodist family, Bais Street family and
the Community of Governor Harbour, Eleuthera.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians,
#44 Nassau Street on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


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WhereasLYNNPYFROMHOLOWESKO,AttorneybyDeed is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
of Power of Attorney for LANGHORNE BULLITT SMITH, Bahamas. Bahamas.
the Executor of 271 Keller Point Road in the city of Islesboro in
the state Maine of the states of the United States of America, has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for
Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed of the Real and
Personal Estate of WILLIAM W. WOLBACH, late of 241
Plantation Road in the town of West Palm Beach in the state of
Florida, one the states of the United States of America, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. ARGOSA CORP. INC. ARGOSA CORP. INC.
DESIREE ROBINSON (Liquidator) (Liquidator)


Castro: UN should investigate why US,

others sent troops to quake-ravaged Haiti

I I HAFVFIDEL CASTRO is questioning why the U.S. and f
other countries sent soldiers to quake-ravaged Haiti, . ,
Saying military presence hindered international coop- .
eration, according to Associated Press.
The former Cuban president writes that "without" . . .
I anyone knowing how or why," Washington dispatched
troops "to occupy Haitian territory," and other nations ,
COURT followed suit. - .
In an opinion column Sunday in state-controlled h*b
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS media, Castro said neither the U.N nor the U.S. "has .. *
THE SUPREME COURT offered an explanation to the people of the world." '
PROBATE DIVISION Castro noted that several governments complained :
28TH JANUARY, 2010 that the troops kept them from landing aid flights and
called on the U.N. to investigate.
No.2010PRONPR00005Bolivian President Evo Morales, a Castro ally, is
WhereasLETISHAPANDORAROLLE,Attorneyby Deed of seeking a U.N. condemnation of what he called the U.S. MARINES pile up food and water for the earthquake survivors in
Power of Attorney for GARY FELIX ROLLE, his Lawful U.S. occupation of Haiti. Leogane, Haiti. (AP)
Daughter of 5000, Juanta Avenue Pierce Florida, 34946, one of
the States of the United States of America has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration Legal Notice Legal Notice
of the Real and Personal Estate of SIMEON ROLLE, (a.k.a. NOTICE NOTICE
State of Florida, one of the States of the United States of America, R LAIN LT . I VECO R
deceased. (In Voluntary Liquidation) (In Voluntary Liquidation)
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON Notice is hereby given that the above-named Notice is hereby given that the above-named
(for) REGISTRAR Company is in dissolution, which commenced Company is in dissolution, which commenced

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator
THE SUPREME COURT is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
28TH JANUARY, 2010 Bahamas. Bahamas.
No. 2010/PRO/NPR/00007
Whereas ADRIAN DAVIS, of Sunset Subdivision, Freeport on
the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the son of the deceased has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for
Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of ALEX
DAVIS late of Nina Apartment in the City of Freeport on the AR G OSA CO R P. INC. ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of The Commonwealth IN. IN
of The Bahamas, deceased. (Liquidator) (Liquidator)
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date hereof.
(for) REGISTRAR Legal Notice Legal Notice
No. 2010/PRO/NPR/00008 (In Voluntary Liquidation) (In Voluntary Liquidation)
Whereas RODNEY and GRACE LIGHTBOURN, both of the
Southwestern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of The Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the parents of the deceased has Notice is hereby given that the above-named
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for
Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of Company is in dissolution, which commenced Company is in dissolution, which commenced
the Southwestern DistrictNew Providence, one of the Islands of on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the Bahamas.
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. Bahamas.

(Liquidator) ARGOSA CORP. INC.
No. 2010/PRO/NPR/00009 (Liquidator)
IN THE ESTATE OF ELINOR FOPPES, late and domiciled of
the county of Morris in the state of New Jersey, one of the states
of the United States of America deceased.
Legal Notice Legal Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme NOTICE NOTICE
Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by DESMAR A.
WHITLIELD, of the Eastern District, New Providence one of MOONLIGHT FLIT VALEHIDDICKSLEY
the Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-
At-Law, the authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining INVESTMENTS LIMITED HOLDINGS LTD
the Re-sealing of Letters of Administration (Short Certificate) in
the above estate granted to SHIRLEY B. WHITENACK, the (In Voluntary Liquidation) (In Voluntary Liquidation)
Personal Representative of the Estate, Morris County Surrogate's
Court,Morristown, in the state of New Jersey, one of the States
of the United States of America, Probate Division on the 7th day Notice is hereby given that the above-named
of February, 2007. Notice is hereby given that the above-named
DESIREE ROBINSON Company is in dissolution, which commenced Company is in dissolution, which commenced
_________________ on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
28TH JANUARY, 2010
No. 2010/PRO/NPR/00010
Whereas HARTIS E. PINDER,Attorney by Deed of Power of _________
Attorney for R HARRY WILSON, of 1904 Coastal Highway, A GOACR.I
C-7, Dewey Beach in the state of Delaware 19971, one of the ARGOSACORP. INC.
states of the United States of America but presently of the Settlement (Liquidator) ARGOSA CORP. INC.
of Gregory Town in the island of Eleuthera has made application (Liquidator)
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
with the Will Annexed of the Real and Personal Estate of LEOTA _ ___ ___ ____ _____
PINDER, late of The Settlement of James Cistern on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased. Legal Notice Legal Notice
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the NOTICE NOTICE
said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date hereof. AVIGNON VALLEY LTD. BOOKMAN RIVER CORP.
(for) REGISTRAR (In Voluntary Liquidation) (In Voluntary Liquidation)

COMMONWEALTHOFTHEBAHAMAS Notice is hereby given that the above-named Notice is hereby given that the above-named
PROBATE DIRVISION Company is in dissolution, which commenced Company is in dissolution, which commenced

No.2010/PRO/NPR/oo00011 on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator




Nursing home in -

Haiti still waiting k9I

on food ledges S
I l I io A . I

THE staff of a nursing
home that crumbled in
Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake
gave the last of its food to
the elderly patients Sun-
day, and caregivers said
they didn't know when or
how the next meal would
come, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
"Now the food is fin-
ished," cook Jeannine
Laurore said as she
scraped the last of the
mashed corn into a
patient's metal dish.

The quake that devas-
tated Haiti's capital also
halted the home's food
donations from the com-
munity. Medical assis-
tance has trickled in since
The Associated Press first
reported on the plight of
the dozens of residents on

Disaster in


Jan. 17, but they are still
waiting for aid groups to
deliver on food pledges.
"There's a lack of orga-
nization," said Jean Schu-
bert, a volunteer security
guard who brought cook-
ies from his house to help
feed the old people Sat-
urday night.
Private donors and the
nursing home director
have brought occasional
food deliveries, but the
patients lying outdoors on

Legal Notice
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O0. 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 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O0. 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 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


urine-stained sheets say
they have been hungry
since the quake.
"I'm eating but it's not
enough," said Moise Jean,
a toothless man who was
going shirtless. "I take it
as it comes because I have

There have been some
improvements. The Hait-
ian Red Cross is provid-
ing drinking water, and an

international contingent
of doctors funded by the
Venezuelan government
is evaluating their
One Venezuelan doctor,
Said Lopez, said none is
facing medical emergen-
cies but many will need
"Many of them have
mental problems," Lopez
"They have been trau-
matized by the earth-

NOTICE is hereby given that WILSON DONJOIE of SANDY
POINT, ABACO, 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 25th day of JANUARY, 2010
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 13th day of January 2010. 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 13th day of January 2010. 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 13th day of January 2010. 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 13th day of January 2010. 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 13th day of January 2010. 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 13th day of January 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,




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