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By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net
PROGRESSIVE Liberal
Party Chairman Bradley
Roberts yesterday challenged
National Security Minister
Tommy Turnquest to show
proof that "PLP operatives"
are registering illegally in the
Elizabeth constituency.
Responding to comments
attributed to Mr Turnquest,
which appeared in a newspa-
per on Monday, Mr Roberts
accused Mr Turnquest of
"muddying the waters" by
attributing such actions to the
PLP.
He noted that according to
the article, Mr Turnquest
claimed he has identified
some of the 700 plus new vot-
ers on the Elizabeth register
as PLP operatives who do not
live in the constituency.
Speaking at a press confer-
ence at PLP headquarters yes-
terday Mr Roberts called Mr
Turnquest's claims "baseless"
and "groundless."
Ricardo Smith, vice-chair-
man of the PLP's South


Beach branch, told reporters
yesterday he was supposedly
one of the "PLP operatives"
to whom Mr Turnquest had
referred. Mr Smith said that
while attending a funeral ser-
vice last Thursday, Mr Turn-
quest came up to him and told
him he knew he was regis-
tered to vote in the Elizabeth
constituency.
"Later that night he went
to a rally and said that he
spoke to a PLP operative at
this funeral and told this PLP
operative that he wouldn't
allow him to vote in the elec-
tion," Mr Smith said. Mr
Smith produced his voter's
card yesterday, to prove he is
registered in the Englerston
constituency and still resides
there.
"I have no intentions of
voting in Elizabeth, I am not
registered in Elizabeth. I am
not in any way afraid of Mr
Turnquest, the FNM and
whatever they intend to do in
the line of intimidation in this
election.
"Obviously they are down
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Residents
claim victory
over power
plant fuel
By MEGAN
REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff
Reporter
mreynolds@
tribunemedia.net
ABACO residents
opposed to burning
Bunker C fuel at the
Wilson City power
plant are celebrating a
victory as they claim
government now
intends to use diesel
instead.
Although govern-
ment officials
refrained from con-
firming yesterday
whether diesel will
replace the heavy fuel
oil Bunker C, Minis-
ter of the Environ-
ment Earl Deveaux
said diesel is likely to
replace Bunker C in
Abaco as it appears to
be more cost effective
and less damaging to
the environment.
The Minister said he
has indicated this to
Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (BEC)
chairman Michael
Moss while the finan-
cial and technical
implications are still
under review.
Clint Kemp, from
community action
group Abaco Cares,
believes the decision
to switch to diesel at
the $105 million 48
megawatt plant has
already been made
and has congratulated
SEE page eight


Baha Mar's legal
action against
Harrah's is dealt
a major blow
BAHA MAR'S legal action
Haitian men to stand trial over drug seizure against Harrah'sEntertainment
over their collapsed $2.6 billion


By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net
FIVE Haitian men will
stand trial on drug charges
stemming from last week's
seizure of a large quantity of
cocaine and marijuana in
Great Inagua.


The five, who appeared
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethell in Court 8, Bank Lane
yesterday initially pleaded
guilty to drug charges stem-
ming from the seizure of near-
ly $3 million worth of cocaine
and just over $50,000 worth
of marijuana.
Their pleas were reversed


by the court, however, when
the men all subsequently said
they did not know that the
drugs had been onboard the
vessel on which they were
travelling.
Altime Beauplant, 40, Ter-
millen Haley, 44, Adessant
SEE page 11


Cable Beacn joint venture has
been dealt a blow by a New
Judge.
The developer's breach of
contract, fraud and negligent
misrepresentation claims were
all dismissed.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010, PAGE 3


Experts say invasive





lionfish here to stay


By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net
ACCORDING to national
experts, lionfish are here to stay.
The problem with this invasive
species is so out of control, they
believe there is no effective strat-
egy to completely turn back the
clock.
But stakeholders are far from
throwing up their hands. Yes-
terday, Minister of Agriculture
and Marine Resources Larry
Cartwright launched an initia-
tive to manage the negative
impacts of the lionfish invasion.
The initiative is part of a wider
regional effort to mitigate the
threat of invasive species.
"The Bahamas is a part of a
regional project that seeks to
address a number of problems
relative to various invasive alien
species. The spread of lionfish
in the waters of the Bahamas is
the most recent example of the
larger issues of invasive alien
species, a problem that faces the
Bahamas and many other coun-
tries," said Mr Cartwright.
"According to experts in the
field, invasive species are plants,
animals or micro organisms not
native to an ecosystem, whose
introduction is threatening bio-
diversity, food security, health
or economic development," he
said.
The problem with marine
invasive species is exponentially
worse than terrestrial species,
said Elenor Phillips, programme
director of the Nature Conser-
vancy (TNC). The majority of
the Bahamas' previous invasive
species have been terrestrial
based, such as casuarina trees,
Brazilian pepper and melaleu-
ca.

Sightings
The Bahamas is not the only
country at risk, as lionfish have
reached as far as Venezuela,
with sightings all along the way
in waters off Cuba, Jamaica and
Belize. Lionfish generate an
enormous number of eggs and
reproduce very quickly, said Mr
Cartwright.
Michael Braynen, director of
Marine Resources, said any sys-
tem that is out of balance is more
vulnerable to threats. He said
research will determine whether
the general deterioration of the
marine habitat in the Bahamas
from human impacts over time
has possibly created an environ-
ment for the lionfish to thrive
in.
He said the huge groupers
that used to populate Bahamian
waters could have been a natur-
al predator. He said perhaps
there are other native species
that could be reintroduced or
stimulated to prey on juvenile
lionfish and slow the rate of
reproduction. The research
being conducted will test the the-
ories and point the way forward.
While the plan intends to
reduce the number of lionfish
where possible, the objective is
not to eradicate lionfish. At this
point, experts see eradication as
an unrealistic expectation.
The main method to remove
lionfish is using divers to physi-
cally fish them out. There are no
chemicals that would kill lion-
fish and not be harmful to the
general reef environment. To
reduce the number of lionfish in
a given area requires an ongoing


process with daily intervention.
Focusing on protected areas
is likely to be a core strategy,
since protected areas have a
management structure. Ms
Phillips said these structures
would need to be reinforced and
further developed.
The ability to keep lionfish
out of national parks and off pro-
tected reefs could be a useful
benchmark, said Mr Braynen,
although he believes the most
realistic benchmark is the ability
of the region to respond effec-
tively to the next invasion before
it becomes an uncontrollable
problem.
The Bahamas is the only
country of all the participating
countries to have a National
Invasive Species Strategy. When
it was implemented in 2003, lion-
fish were not a cause for con-
cern, as spotting started to be
reported around 2004, said Ms
Phillips.
Although the implementation
of the 2003 plan was slow, suf-
fering from a lack of funding,
Ms Phillips said she is confident
this project will produce tangible
results, considering the latest ini-
tiative obtained almost $300,000
in funding to focus solely on the
issue of lionfish. This is because
of the project's connection to the
broader regional effort.
The major external founder is
the United Nations Environ-
ment Programme (UNEP),
which is the implementation
agency of the Global Environ-
ment Facility. The UNEP is
attracted to projects that have
regional application, which is the
case with lionfish research.
"The main difference is fund-
ing. Now that the funding has
been identified, everything
should be smooth sailing. We
have the team, we know what
we are targeting, so now it is just
to do what we need to do," said
Mr Cartwright.
The largest export market for
lionfish is in the pet industry.
However, the government is not
interested in encouraging the
export of lionfish for pet trade,
because lionfish made their way
from the Indo-Pacific region to
the Atlantic ocean, primarily as
pets. The illegal release of these
pets, most likely from North
American pet owners, resulted
in the spread to the Bahamas.
"Species may be beautiful and
look cute in another location,
but that does not mean it will be
beneficial here," said Mr Bray-
nen.
Lionfish could become a com-


C O R R E C T IO N ................................. ............................
AN error appeared in a list of recently promoted Royal
Bahamas Police Force officers printed in Monday's Tribune.
Philip Wilson, who was promoted to the rank of Assistant
Superintendent, was incorrectly referred to as Philip Wilson-
Dames.
The Tribune apologises for any inconvenience the error may
have caused.





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mercially marketable marine
species for Bahamian fishermen
if Bahamians were to develop a
taste for the fish. Public aware-
ness campaigns are continuing
to promote a consumer market.
August Moon Cafe was the
first restaurant on the island to
introduce lionfish to its menu,
according to owner Catherine
Chisnall. Now it is a hit feature.
"The response has been
tremendous. It is a beautiful light
and delicate meat. We have had
lots of interest and lots of dis-
cussion, international journalists
talking about it. It cooks very
well Asian style: In a light crispy
batter Japanese tempura style,"
said Ms Chisnall.
This Christmas, the August
Moon Cafe catered a banquet
with Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham where lionfish was on
the menu, served British fish-
and-chips style.
Ms Chisnall said the dish was
devoured by party-goers in
record time.

Spearfishing
Although fishermen who sup-
ply the restaurant have been
stung a few times, Ms Chisnall
said the only factor that limited
its availability was the cold win-
ter weather that made fishermen
reluctant to go spearfishing.
Lionfish have poison-filled
spines and divers can get stung if
they do not handle them with
care. The venom is potent
enough to produce a painful
experience, much worse than a
wasp sting, said Mr Braynen.
But there are no immediate
concerns for public safety, as the
number of cases dealt with in
public medical facilities has been
significantly less than the gov-
ernment anticipated. Mr Bray-
nen said most cases go unre-
ported, as people usually suffer
through the pain without seri-
ous injury.


"If you are envenomated by a
lionfish there are several things
you can do to reduce the pain.
Apply heat to the area, hot water
less than 110 degrees. This helps
to denature the protein and
reduce the pain. You can take
over the counter pain relievers.
You should make sure the
wound is properly cleaned. If it is
a deep cut you should probably
seek medical attention, or if you
have an allergic reaction," said
Mr Braynen.
The regional invasive species
project draws together govern-
mental agencies, non-govern-
mental agencies, private sector
interests, scientists, educators
and the general public in an
effort that is expected to be of
national and regional signifi-
cance.
The national executing agency
is the Department of Marine
Resources. The project team was
recently assembled with
Lakeshia Anderson at the helm
as national project coordinator,
and Frederick Arnett as research
assistant.
The department is working
closely with the Bahamas Envi-
ronment Science and Technolo-
gy (BEST) Commission, the
Bahamas National Trust, The
Nature Conservancy and the
Bahamas Reef Environment
Educational Foundation
(BREEF).
The regional project was offi-
cially launched in October 2009.
Participating countries include
the Dominican Republic,
Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad
and Tobago.






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Retired officer urges increased punishment


PAUL THOMPSON, a man who is not
backward in declaring his indebtedness to
this country and his determination to do
whatever he can to protect it, has over the
years shared his law enforcement knowl-
edge both in and outside the Royal Bahamas
Police Force with which he was a senior offi-
cer for so many years. Nor does he ever miss
an opportunity to give those officers a well
deserved pat on the back in their fight
against crime.
Mr Thompson was recruited for the
Bahamas police force from his native
Trinidad 59 years ago, retiring from the force
in 1981 as Assistant Commissioner of Police,
but never really leaving it - he is still a
reserve officer. In 1996 he returned to the
Force for about three years to assist in the
refresher courses given to serving officers.
After leaving the Force he started to write
letters to The Tribune and give interviews on
many subjects to help improve security in his
adopted country.
Like everyone else he is agitated about
the current crime wave, especially the pro-
liferation of guns. As a matter of fact we
remember discussing this very subject with
him many years ago during the drug years
when he predicted the very lawlessness that
is occurring today. He said then - more
than 30 years ago - that if more were not
done to get the drugs, gangs, and guns under
control the time would come when - like
Jamaica - there would be shooting on our
streets. That time is here and now. And Paul
Thompson is still trying to make his contri-
bution to help citizens reclaim their streets
and their right to live in peace.
In a letter to National Security Minister
Tommy Turnquest last week Mr Thompson
commended the police for the "magnificent"
job they are doing in trying to rid us of the
gun menace. He said each week an average
of six weapons are seized by police and
arrests made. And he noted that this was
being done with the assistance of the public
- which is especially good news.
However, he believes that more has to be
done to put fear into "gun-toting criminals,"
and with this comment he submitted his usu-
al suggestions for consideration.
Firstly, he would establish a gun court to
deal with fire arm offences, like the drug
court now in operation, reasoning that "guns
are more dangerous than drugs."
Secondly, he recommends legislation to


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make it mandatory that firearm cases be
heard within 21 days of the arrest. At pre-
sent, he said, these cases take months, while
the gunman is out on bail with another gun.
He recommends the return of the manda-
tory penalty of two years imprisonment for
possession of firearms and ammunition, with
the exception of the Uzi, AK-47, high pow-
ered rifles, shortened shot guns and machine
guns. For the possession of these lethal
weapons he recommends a five year manda-
tory sentence.
He was quick to point out that for pos-
session of firearms and ammunition he was
not referring to the law-abiding citizen who
might forget to have his weapon relicensed.
"I am referring to the terrorist in our coun-
try," he said, "whose goal is to destroy us and
the economy of our country."
To add encouragement to citizens, he
suggested that government and the private
sector - through the Chamber of Com-
merce - should provide funds to reward cit-
izens who assist the police in the recovery
and arrest of these criminals with their guns.
In turn, he suggests, that the police reward
those officers who bring in the guns and
make the arrests.
And those persons with multiple guns
and ammunition should be regarded as sup-
pliers. These, he recommended, should face
longer sentences and heavy fines.
In his opinion these measures would "put
some fear in the minds of the criminals and
would assist the Police immensely. The
mandatory imprisonment would at least
take the gun-toting criminals off the streets
for a period of time."
* * * *
Correcting omission
In this column yesterday we commented
on the Ingraham governments attempt to
rebuild the Outer Bar of the Supreme Court
by appointing senior lawyers, who have dis-
tinguished themselves in the profession, to
Queen's Counsel. From memory we named
several of the appointments during Mr Ingra-
ham's first term in office, and the more
recent appointments a few weeks ago. We
have received an e-mail pointing out that
we forgot to include at least one QC, who
was also named during the first Ingraham
administration at the same time as Mr Hen-
ry Bostwick. He was the late Keith Dun-
combe, QC. We hope no one else was left
out.


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An alternative




view on issues of




the environment


EDITOR, The Tribune.

It is very much in vogue
to be recognized as an envi-
ronmentalist these days.
Too bad for me, once
again I am standing on the
outside looking in on all the
popular people.
I am an environmentalist
though, just not a committed
one, at least not as it is
described in the global com-
munity today.
For instance, while I
believe there is something
to the worldwide call for
attention to global warming,
I do not believe that man is
contributing to it as drasti-
cally as the far left "green"
folks would have us believe,
and I do not believe that
man can slow it down.
In other words, I'm one
of those stupid people who
believes that the earth is
going through a natural
warming cycle.
And why do I believe
such nonsense? Because
there are many experts who
say so, but of course we nev-
er hear from them because
their interpretations of the
future do not jibe with the
very left wing interpretation.
(That is why I watch the fair
and balanced folks for my
news),
In any event, I wrote to
offer my input on the new
BEC plant at Wilson City,
and the first thing I'd like to
say is that I am even more
brilliant than I realise some-
times, because I prophesied
from the very beginning that
no matter what they used
for fuel in the new genera-
tors, electricity would not be
any cheaper than it was
before, and in fact most like-
ly it would be more expen-
sive. The new BEC plant
must be paid for and we -
the consuming public - are
the owners of this new debt,
necessary as it is, and how
will we pay for it?
Higher electricity bills of
course.


I cannot remind you
enough that the government
does not give us anything.
They are spending our
money and we Abaconians
are paying for a lot more
than we realise.
Not everything paid for
with Abaco's money comes
back to Abaco.
I think it is a good thing
that the government has
decided not to use Bunker-
C fuel at the Wilson City
plant. It is nasty stuff, and
quite frankly we cannot
depend upon a government
run facility of any kind -
anywhere in the world - to
be run at its most efficient,
and therefore its safest level.
The decision to burn
diesel instead of Bunker-C is
a victory for the people of
Abaco and enough of a con-
cession to the environmen-
talist movement to where
there shouldn't be any need
for further meetings to dis-
cuss the matter. Let's move
on, for God's sake!
Alternative means of gen-
erating electricity make for
great discussion, and in fact
might become reality one
day, but in the meantime the
existing BEC plant in Abaco
has been run to death, it has
long since been outgrown,
and we not only need a big-
ger and better electricity
generating plant here on
Abaco, but we need it
NOW! And, we damn well
deserve it. I for one am not
prepared to delay the com-
ing on line of the new BEC
plant.
The carbon footprints of
the United States, China,
India, and others, is very
likely already poisoning me
more than one new local
power plant will.
And we pay a premium
for electricity, so at the very


least, it should be a consis-
tent supply.
Finally, I was asked
recently why my govern-
ment thought it necessary to
spend so much money to
attend the recent environ-
mental seminar in Copen-
hagen. The answer is very
easy. There has been pro-
posed for the first time, a
world environmental gov-
ernment that will, among
other things, decide which
developing nations of the
world will benefit from the
billions of dollars that will
be made available to assist
them in developing, and/or
implementing the use of
more environmentally
friendly sources of energy.
And like any good third
world leaders, our govern-
ment had to make a good
showing in Denmark so as
to let the world know that
the Bahamas will be a good
little foot soldier in the drive
to save the planet.
Do we have a choice? The
short answer is NO! If every
Bahamian believed that this
whole "save the planet"
thing was a jolly good waste
of time, we will still have to
obey the wishes of the big-
ger dogs on the block who
will chase us back under the
porch if we don't tow the
line.
Madam Editor, thank you
very kindly for publishing
an flicnI mll c ' view on an
often times unchallenged
subject. I realise that chal-
lenging a wildly popular
held belief is not always an
easy thing to do. That's why
you all have me, your Uncle
Billy, to bail you out. (Oh
boy, what a most unfortu-
nate choice of words.
Bailout?)

WILLIAM
(BILLY) ROBERTS
Abaco,
January 30, 2010.
(PS: If anybody wishes to
cuss me out, please do so
here: rockhoppin@gmail.com)


EDITOR, The Tribune.

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other places all draped in the
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to come to our shores. I'm
trying hard to understand her
logic in light of the enormous
social burden that illegal
immigration presently poses
on our economy today, and
our nation's decades of unsuc-
cessful efforts to control the
situation.
I was always under the
impression that Dr Bethel is a
Bahamian, and aware of our
own problems here at home
when it comes to keeping
Bahamians' heads above
water in these challenging
economic times.
Our people are unem-
ployed in vast numbers, and
thousands of single Bahamian
mothers, and two parent fam-
ilies are having a very hard
time providing food for their
small children, shelter, clean
clothing and other essentials.
Dr Bethel is obviously
unaware about the plight of
Bahamians who are extreme-
ly stressed in their quest to
survive daily.
She is noticeably out of
touch with the colossal strug-
gle of poor Bahamians, and
appears confused about her
loyalty to her country and


compatriots; so much so - that
she is fully clad in the Haitian
flag - while advocating for
more Haitians to come to The
Bahamas in mass while for-
eigners rescue Haiti out of the
pit of catastrophe.
Haiti's population is about
thirty times that of The
Bahamas'. I would like for Dr
Bethel to tell us how many
millions of Haitians we should
house in our land of about
400,000 Bahamians - while
Haiti stabilised from the
recent devastating quake and
outsiders toil relentlessly -
and burn the midnight oil to
rescue Haiti?
Many of us feel for Haiti
and the Haitian people, but
that doesn't mean that we
should lose our senses in
addressing the question of
how we could help.
So, while Dr Bethel's inten-
tion may be noble - she has
allowed the recent calamity
in Haiti to cloud her good
judgment - in my humble
opinion.

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February 1, 2010.


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010, PAGE 5


LOCALN


Man found

stabbed on

side of road
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama police are investi-
gating a stabbing incident
that occurred early Sunday
morning.
According to reports, a
young man was discovered
sometime around lam on
Sunday lying on the side of
the road suffering from
stab wounds to his body.
Assistant Supt Loretta
Mackey said the victim, a
32-year-old resident of
Clarke Avenue, was found
on the roadside at the
intersection of Bruce
Avenue and Murchinson
Drive.
The victim told officers
that he was attacked by
another man in the Garden
Villas area. He was taken
to Rand Memorial Hospital
where he was treated for
the injury and later dis-
charged.
Central Detective Unit
officers are investigating
the incident.


By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net


REPORTS surfaced yesterday
that former Bar Association pres-
ident, Wayne Munroe, filed a suit
on behalf of a client against for-
mer Elizabeth Member of Parlia-
ment Malcolm Adderley.
Mr Adderley is currently said to
be under consideration for an
appointment to the Supreme
Court Bench. But senior attor-
neys claim any alleged action
could compromise any plans for
the future.
Last month, Mr Adderley g
stepped down from representing
Elizabeth and resigned from the Progressive
Liberal Party (PLP), leading to criticism from
his former political colleagues.
It is said the action accuses Mr Adderley of
an alleged "breach of contract to act in a con-
veyance matter." Conveyance matters deal
directly with title to land. Land suits are typi-
cally filed in the Supreme Court.
A legal expert told The Tribune: "You can-
not be getting sued or have outstanding law-
suits against you and then go into the judicia-
ry and sit on the same bench to judge others. It


The Bahamas set to meet




deadline to get off 'grey' list


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
WITH a number of Tax
Information Exchange
Agreement signing lined
up for this month, the
Bahamas will meet the
March 2010 deadline to get
off the OECD/G20 "grey"
list of countries that are
not currently in total com-
pliance with international
tax transparency standards,
the government said.
Despite no TIEA sign-
ings throughout the month
of January, after a flurry
in December, the total
signed by the Bahamas is
now 10 - two short of the
12 required from so-called
"tax havens" by the
OECD to meet new inter-


"The important
thing is that
we will meet
the deadline
(and) the
requirements."

Zhivargo Laing

national standards. State
Minister for Finance
Zhivargo Laing said he
remains confident that the
Bahamas will do what it
has to do to protect its
financial services industry.
While the country's
financial services sector
has traditionally thrived on


the privacy it afforded
clients bringing their mon-
ey from abroad into the
Bahamas, last year the
Bahamas committed itself
to signing 12 Tax Informa-
tion Exchange Agreements
by the end of 2009.
Such agreements commit
the country to sharing cer-
tain information on people
who have invested in the
Bahamas with their home
country, which may be
interested in whether the
individual is evading tax-
es.

Exchanges
The Bahamas Financial
Services Board has stated
that such exchanges will
only be undertaken
according to agiccd and
transparent protocols" and
in response to "requests
where specific information
is provided" so as to "pre-
vent so-called fishing expe-


editions" that would com-
promise the country's
attractiveness in the field
of financial services.
A willingness indicated
by other international
financial services centres
to comply with evolving
global standards requiring
greater transparency in tax
information and the threat
of individuals and institu-
tions withdrawing from the
Bahamas if the govern-
ment did not comply with
demands for information
sharing - as French bank
BNP Paribas has already
done - led the government
to commit itself last year
to meeting the OECD/G20
vision for the future of the
global financial services
industry.
In March of last year,
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham committed the
government to "entering
into these (Tax Informa-
tion Exchange) agree-
ments as a matter of pri-
ority."
Since the middle of last
year, the Bahamas has
been the sole major inter-
national financial centre in
the western hemisphere
remaining on the OECD's
"grey" list of countries
deemed not fully compli-
ant with the new exchange
expectations.
Although signing a num-
ber of TIEAs in Decem-
ber - with China, Argenti-
na, Netherlands, Belgium
and France - the govern-
ment missed the advanced
deadline it had set for itself
but has continued to
pledge to meet the global
March 2010 deadline set


by the OECD last year.
Signalling its progress in
reaching this goal, the gov-
ernment released a state-
ment on December 29,
2009 indicating that it had
"successfully concluded
Tax Information Exchange
Agreement (TIEA) nego-
tiations" with 23 countries
and expected to "exceed
the OECD's requirement
of 12 signed agreements by
the March 2010 deadline."

Standards
With one month to go,
Mr Laing yesterday said
"the important thing is that
we will meet the deadline
(and) the requirements"
when asked if the govern-
ment still intends to go
above and beyond the
OECD standards laid out.
Asked about the signifi-
cance of the dearth of sign-
ings in January, Mr Laing
said: "None of the coun-
tries with whom we'd ini-
tialled were ready (to sign)
and their indications to us
were for dates other than
January. That's the bottom
line."
"We have some dates for
some new signing. I'm not
at liberty to disclose those
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"It depends on the nature of
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"I don't think it would be
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GBPA and local firm


remove dead pine


trees from Freeport ,i


LOOKING to further
expand its city-wide beautifica-
tion project, the Grand Bahama
Port Authority Limited has
joined forces with a local com-
pany to begin the removal of
dead pine trees throughout the
city of Freeport.
Although dealing with the
vexing eyesore of dead trees
was the initial priority, local
entrepreneur Desmond deGre-
gory, proprietor of Care Main-
tenance, brought an ideal solu-
tion that would prove to be the
perfect complement to GBPA's
vision for the city and the envi-


ronment.
In December of 2009,
GBPA and Care Maintenance
began removal of dead pine
within the city of Freeport.
Beginning at the Lucayan Har-
bour then moving east, some
2,000 plus acres of dead trees
destroyed by the hurricanes of
2004 and 2005 will be cleared
away and recycled to make
mulch.
"One of the eyesores Grand
Bahama has been faced with
for many years was the issue of
dead pine trees throughout the
city. When Mr deGregory


approached us with his idea, we
saw it as an ideal solution to a
long existing problem. By clear-
ing away the dead pine trees
and using them to make mulch,
we create a win-win situation
for all. Most importantly, the
environment and the Grand
Bahama community will bene-
fit from this venture," said Ian
Rolle, GBPA group president.
The recycling initiative
quickly received its environ-
mental stamp of approval as it
is intended to produce a cheap-
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LOCALN


NDP candidate: FNM, PLP arrogant



to believe smaller party cannot win


THE candidate of the
National Development Par-
ty for the Elizabeth by-elec-
tion said he accepts the
mantle of "day-dreamer" if
it is interpreted as someone
who has big and better
dreams for the people of
the constituency and the
country as a whole.
In a press statement, Dr
Andre Rollins said it is
arrogant for the FNM and
PLP to believe that a can-
didate from a smaller par-
ty could not win the by-
election in two weeks
time.
He took particular issue
with what he believes was
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham's suggestion that
any candidate not belong-
ing to the either of the two
major parties was "day-
dreaming" if he envisioned
a victory.
"How arrogant it is for a
Prime Minister to look
down on the small men who
are brave enough to stand
up against the awesome
Goliath," Dr Rollins said.
"Our major national
problem is that we are led
by leaders who do not have
big dreams for this nation


"How arrogant
it is for a
Prime Minister
to look down
on the small
men who are
brave enough
to stand up
against the
awesome
NATION
Goliath." Andre R
Ryan Pir


and its people, empty lead-
ers who lack the creative
imagination that will
empower us all.
"Instead of dreaming
about what Elizabeth and
the Bahamas could be, we
have taken on the persona
of our leaders by settling
for what Elizabeth and the
Bahamas is now."
Addressing the con-
stituents of Elizabeth, Dr
Rollins said Bahamians are
settling for a poorly-per-


U


AL DEVELOPMENT PARTY candidate for the Elizabeth by-election Dr
collins (left) challenges Progressive Liberal Party hopeful for the area
under to a public debate during Friday's nomination day.


forming education system, a
one-dimensional, stagnant
economy, the escalating
cost of living, while wages
remain stagnant, settling for
escalating violent crime and
lawlessness, while the judi-
cial system remains dys-
functional, and settling for
the great difficulty that the
average Bahamian has in
obtaining a piece of land in
his own country.
"When the leader of my
country states publically


that no matter how poorly
the PLP and FNM have
performed in solving these
major problems, the
Bahamian people will
always come back for more
punishment, I wonder: Are
we listening? When the
leader of my country states
publically that any persons
who wish to free them-
selves and the country of
the PLP and FNM by
building a new party are
'day-dreamers', I wonder:


Is our Prime Minister
telling us not to dream? I
say that such comments are
truly indicative of the igno-
rance of arrogance and
Elizabeth doesn't deserve
to be insulted by the Prime
Minister of their nation,"
Dr Rollins said.

Victory
"If it is possible for a
barefoot boy from Coopers
Town to rise from poverty
to the highest office in this
land, then I ask myself:
Why can't a dentist from a
new political party rise to
victory in this Elizabeth by-
election?
"Mr Ingraham was once
ridiculed by Sir Lynden
Pindling, who called him a
'delivery boy', and so as a
candidate who has big
dreams for a better and
brighter future for the peo-
ple of Elizabeth and
Bahamians everywhere, I
accept the label of 'day-
dreamer', and I am hope-
ful that the people of Eliz-
abeth use their votes to
show the Prime Minister
that dreams can come
true."


US hospitals to

accept Haitian

quake victims
HARRISBURG, Pa.
PENNSYLVANIA hospi-
tals are volunteering to accept
gravely wounded Haitians at
the request of the U.S. mili-
tary, Gov. Ed Rendell said
Monday, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Rendell said Pennsylvania
was one of five states asked
last week by the military to
care for Haitian earthquake
victims.
"The United States of
America has always stood for
its willingness to help people
in need," Rendell told
reporters at a news conference
Monday. "They don't have to
be American, we've always
been there, we've always been
the safe harbor."
Carolyn Scanlan of the Hos-
pital & Healthsystem Associa-
tion of Pennsylvania said the
wounded could include
amputees and paraplegics.
However, it was not clear when
exactly wounded Haitian earth-
quake victims will show up.
Hours after Rendell spoke
on Monday, the federal gov-
ernment activated parts of its
National Disaster Medical Sys-
tem. That means teams from
the federal government, and
not the state, will screen
patients getting off military
flights and decide when and
where wounded Haitian earth-
quake victims are treated in
Pennsylvania, said state Health
Department spokeswoman
Stacey Kriedeman said.


Justice Longley sworn in


as Supreme Court judge


JUSTICE Hartman Lon-
gley (left) was officially
sworn in as a Supreme
Court judge for Grand
Bahama by Governor Gen-
eral Arthur D Hanna at
Government House on Fri-
day.
His swearing-in follows
Chief Justice Sir Michael
Barnett's announcement last
week that another resident
justice would be appointed


this year to bring the num-
ber of full-time judges on
the Grand Bahama
Supreme Court up to two.
"We are pleased and hap-
py that Justice Hartman
Longley will demit office of
the Justice of Appeal. He
will be residing in Grand
Bahama and work, so you
have two judges in Grand
Bahama," the Chief Justice
said.


Sir Michael also revealed
that consideration is being
given to appointing a fifth
magistrate's court and
another magistrate to Grand
Bahama. He said the north-
ern region is an important
part of the Supreme Court
in the administration of jus-
tice.

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THE TRIBUNE


LOCALNWI


Stars gather to cover 'We
Are the World' for Haiti


LOS ANGELES
MORE than 75 mega-stars
gathered Monday to re-record
the 1985 charity anthem "We
are the World" in the same Hol-
lywood recording studio where
the original was cut 25 years ago,
according to Associated Press.
Pink, Celine Dion, Natalie
Cole, the Jonas Brothers, Kanye
West, Tony Bennett, Jennifer
Hudson, Akon and other musi-
cal luminaries stood shoulder to
shoulder on risers at Henson
Recording studios, singing their
hearts out and hoping to help
Haiti.
Quincy Jones, who produced
the 1985 anthem, announced last
week that he planned to redo
the song to benefit recovery
from the deadly Jan. 12 earth-
quake in Port-au-Prince.


The session was all the talk
at Sunday night's Grammy fes-
tivities.
Music producer RedOne said
being asked to participate was
"the biggest honor a musician
can ever do."
"Having Quincy, our father
of music ... and Lionel Richie
asking me to contribute and
help, I said of course, because
this is not about me," he said.
"It's about Haiti."
Written by Michael Jackson
and Richie, the original "We
Are the World" thundered up
the charts when it was released
on the radio and in record stores
in March 1985.
An unprecedented number
of top pop musicians gathered at
A&M the night of Jan. 28,1985,
following the American Music
Awards, to record the tune.


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on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






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NOTICE
BOUVREUIL CHANTANT LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






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Residents claim victory




over power plant fuel


FROM page one

the community effort by all
those involved in Abaco
Cares who share concerns
about the damaging affect
of Bunker C on their
health and the environ-
ment.
But Mr Deveaux and
Minister of State for the
Environment Phenton
Neymour said they are sim-
ply reiterating Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham's
December statement that
diesel would be considered
as an alternative if it is
found to be a more cost
effective solution.
Mr Deveaux said: "When
the cost of maintenance is
coupled with the cost of
fuel, the final cost to the
consumer indicated that
diesel as a better option for
the consumer and for the
environment."
The Wilson City power
plant is fitted with tanks
for diesel and Bunker C
and the design requires it
to burn diesel when the
plant starts up in June. But
if it is to continue burning
diesel some technical
adjustments will have to be
made.
Government officials
said Compressed Natural
Gas (CMG) is also being
considered for the site and


Mr Deveaux has invited
Abaco residents to come
forward with proposals for
sourcing renewable wind
and solar energy to also be
integrated into the elec-
tricity grid.
"Our concern is to meet
the current and future
demand for power, if
someone has the technol-
ogy we have no objection
to accommodating that,"
the Minister said.
"BEC is concerned with
ensuring the system's
integrity is maintained, so
depending on the sources


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LILAC SLOPES INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






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NOTICE
HIGH AND LOW
MEADOWS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





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NOTICE
CABLE MANOR SLOPES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






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of energy coming into the
grid, they want to make
sure there are safety mea-
sures in place."
Renewable energy pos-
sibilities for Abaco were
explored by scientists and
local residents at a meet-
ing organised by Abaco
Cares in Marsh Harbour
two weeks ago, when
Friends of the Environ-
ment (FRIENDS) director
Kristin Williams also dis-
cussed the FRIENDS and
Bahamas National Trust
proposal to designate the
area surrounding Wilson


City as a national park
because of its critical eco-
logical importance.
Abaco Cares leader Clint
Kemp said he and others
have put hours of work
into research surrounding
the power plant project
and have drawn the same
conclusion he thinks gov-
ernment has made: to use
diesel over Bunker C.
He said: "I think the
decision has been made
and why they are not more
forthright is a mystery to
me. Everything we are
hearing is that it's done
and I don't know why they
are holding back on mak-
ing an announcement other
than some political reason.
"We are not celebrating
yet, but we are very hope-
ful that the announcement
will be made soon and then
we will really break out the
big bottles.
"I would hope that Aba-
co Cares could work as a
partner with the govern-
ment in considering devel-
opment in a responsible
manner, but if necessary
we will again stand against
this system and fight for
environmental justice. Lift
your glasses with me to cel-
ebrate this victory, but
drink quickly because I
hear the D8s in the dis-
tance."


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CLAREMONT GROVE INC.
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on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
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LAKE DANMARK INC.
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on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
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on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
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PAGE 9


FEBRUARY 2, 2010


Bahamas




tops Brazil in




first match


By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas lived up to
their billing as a clear
favourite with a dominating
performance on the opening
day of a premier regional
tournament.
The Bahamas topped
Brazil in the first match of the
Pepsi International Cricket
Council's Americas Division 2
yesterday at Haynes Oval.
The Bahamas batted first
and scored 305 runs whereas
Brazil in their turn to bat
were dismissed for 112 runs
in 32 overs.
Akbert Peters was the top
scorer for the Bahamas with
62 runs, and the Bahamas had
a total of four batsmen to


Scores 305 runs
on opening day of
regional tourney

score more than 40 runs
apiece.
Narendra Ekanayake took
three wickets in five overs
with 14 runs.
Bahamas Cricket Associa-
tion President Greg Taylor
said the team's performance
was an excellent way to open
the competition on a positive
note.
"The guys did a great job
out there today and the per-
formance was quite satisfac-
tory. We did as expected, we
were mentioned to be one of
the top teams in the tourna-


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division so we knew we would
be able to handle them pretty
fairly but the score was very
important to us," he said, "It
was imperative that once we
won the toss we knew we had
to jump out early and post a
big score in case there is a tie


at the end of the tournament
and advancement would
depend on a tiebreaker situa-
tion. "
The Division 2 event in
2008 was hosted by Suriname,
and had a disappointing finish
for the Bahamas.
The Bahamas topped the


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VOLLEYBALL
NPVA CHAMPIONS
* THE New Providence Volleyball
Association wrapped up its best-of-five
championship series on Sunday at the
DW Davis Gymnasium with the Scotts-
dale Vixens repeating as champions.
The Vixens pulled off their fifth
straight championship feat as they
knocked off their perennial archrivals
Johnson's Lady Truckers in four exciting
games in the fourth game of the series.
Behind the most valuable player per-
formance from Cheryse Rolle, Scotts-
dale prevailed with a 25-20, 15-25, 25-18
and 25-20 win to secure the series 3-1.
Anastasia Sands-Moultrie was the
leading scorer for the Lady Truckers.
With the series tied at 1-1 on Friday
night, thye Vixens came from a two-set
deficit to pull off a 15-25, 26-28, 25-17, 30-


28 and 15-8 decision as Rolle once again
led the attack.
Sands-Moultrie was the leading scorer
for the Lady Truckers in defeat again.
Also on Friday night, the Intruders
rallied to win the men's title.
Prince Wilson led the charge for the
Intruders with 20 kills as they pulled off
a 21-25, 25-20, 25-20 and 25-18 victory in
the clincher.
Ian Pinder and Shedrick Forbes both
had 14 points in a losing effort.
BASEBALL
FREEDOM FARM RESULTS
* THE Freedom Farm Baseball
League continued its regular season
action over the weekend at the park in
Yamacraw Estates.
* Below is a look at the results of the
matches played:


Tee Ball:
Sea Grapes def. Jujus 12-6
Mangoes and Coco Plums played to a
15-15 tie
Jujus def. Dillies 16-11
Coach Pitch:
Bees def. Mosquitoes 10-4
Boas def. Red Ants 18-1
Wasps def. Green Turtles 12-0
Sand Flies def. Bees 8-2
RACING
BHRA MEETING
* THE Bahamas Hodroad Associa-
tion will hold a general meeting on
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the motorsport
park at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Cen-
ter.
There is expected to be a lot of dis-
cussion on the relocation of the motor-
sport park.


table with one game remain-
ing against the hosts and even
a loss would have resulted in a
tie, which would have been
broken by its total net runs
throughout the tournament.
Suriname scored 205 runs
in 46 overs while the Bahamas
needed only 84 runs to main-


tain its lead in total runs.
The Bahamas scored just
59 runs, and lost the oppor-
tunity to win the event and
advance to Division 1.
"We are looking forward
to taking our revenge on Suri-

SEE page 10

THE Soccer for Haiti
Relief soccer match held on
Sunday at the Thomas A.
Robinson Track and Field
Stadium was deemed a suc-
cess.
There were two exciting
matches played. In one game,
Jamaica XI and the Rest of
the World finished in a 1-1
tie. In the other game, the
Bahamas XI v Haiti XI fin-
ished 0-0, but Haiti eventual-
ly won on penalties 4-3.
While organizers have
termed the event a success
based on the large number of
persons who showed up to
watch and participated in the
food, drinks, prize drawings,
face painting and competi-
tions, the final account raised
has not been determined as
yet.
Pictured is some of the
action from the day.


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TRIBUNE SPORTS


23rd annual St Valentine's Day Massacre set


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

FOR the past 22 years that
he's hosted the St. Valen-
tine's Massacre, Eleazor 'the
Sailing Barber' Johnson and
his Lady Nathalie have
avoided being caught by the
A Class sloops in the Catch
Me If You Can Regatta.
The 23rd event is sched-
uled for the weekend of Feb-
ruary 13-14 in Montagu Bay
and according to Johnson,
will be bigger and better than
it has been since the incep-
tion in 1987.
"You name them and all
of the boats in the A and B


class have been a part of this
event," Johnson said. "We've
even had all of the best
sailors, many of whom have
passed away, who have par-
ticipated in this event.
"We had the Rupert's Leg-
end from Long Island, we
had the Abaco Rage and we
had all of the boats from New
Providence participate in it.
But I'm still ahead by two.
I'm like the Los Angeles
Lakers, who just beat the
Boston Celtics by one."
Over the years, the St.
Valentine's Massacre has
drawn the biggest crowd of
spectators at a regatta out-
side of the National Family
Island Regatta in George-


"I think this regatta has been a
success because people have
something special to look forward too."


Eleazor Johnson


town, Exuma.
"Knowing that it falls on a
weekend when everybody
remember each other in love,
I think this regatta has been a
success because people have
something special to look for-
ward too," Johnson said.
Weather permitting, John-
son said they hope to stage
the Sunday's Catch Me If
You Can challenge race over


a 12-mile course where his
Lady Nathalie will once again
get a five-minute head start
over the A class boats.
"Those A class boats are
fast, but I'm very fast too,"
Johnson said. "I would like
to see them stretch out
behind me. If they catch me,
they get pay."
The New Courageous, Red
Stripe, the New Thunderbird


and Who Dat have already
confirmed their participation
in the six-race challenge with
only two more spots left.
The last boat to catch the
Lady Nathalie was the Red
Stripe two years ago. Last
year, the Nathalie avenged
the loss by holding off the
field, including Red Stripe.
Among the other boats
who were successful in catch-
ing the Lady Nathalie were
both the New and Original
Courageous.
On Saturday, there will be
a fun day with the Optimis
sailing competition for the
youngsters starting at 9 a.m.
About 15 boats are sched-
uled to compete in four races.


That will be followed by a
three-race series between the
B Class boats. Johnson said
he intend to stage all of the
races one behind the other.
"It's going to be good,"
said Johnson, who noted that
persons don't have to worry
about cooking because there
will be plenty Bahamian food
to purchase.
The event is being spon-
sored jointly by Sir Durward
'Sea Wolf Knowles, the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and
Culture and the Common-
wealth Sailing Association,
Floyd's Cafe, Williams
Drugs, Gardiner Supermar-
ket, Wallace Auto Sales and
Nassau Plastic.


Mario's Bowling gets 'overwhelming' support from the public


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

IT'S only been a week since
they officially opened their
doors, but the operators of
Mario's Bowling & Enter-
tainment Palace have been
more than impressed with
their response from the gen-
eral public.
"We've gotten an over-
whelming and tremendous
support from the Bahamian
public," said Leslia Miller, one
of the daughters of the owner
Leslie Miller.
"Saturday night past was
probably our biggest night.
We had more than 2,000 peo-
ple walk through the door and
in here at that time, we had
at least 800-900 people in the
facility at one time."
Miller said from the time
they opened for business at 9
a.m. until they closed at 2 a.m.
on Sunday morning, all 50
lanes were filled with enthusi-
astic bowlers.
"I would really like to thank
the Bahamian public for their
tremendous support," said
Miller, on behalf of the man-
agement and staff of the
biggest sporting venue in the
country.
"We've gotten some rave
reviews with a lot of people
impressed with what we are


doing and proud of what we
have done. They have been
shocked by what they have
seen."
While management is not
expected to hold off on the
official opening ceremonies,
they have also declined to
introduce any of the leagues
that existed in the former Vil-
lage Bowling Lanes and Miller
said that's for an obvious rea-
son.
"We're trying our best to
hold off until later in the
year," she pointed out. "We
don't want the leagues to take
over this facilities and the
Bahamian families have to
wait 2-3 hours before they can
get on the lanes.
"We would like for the
leagues to be patient with us,
but we just want to give every
Bahamian a chance to feel
what it is to bowl because the
sport has been not existent in
this country for more than 10
years before we bring in the
leagues."
So for the average Bahami-
an who just want to partici-
pate in a casual sporting event,
Miller said their requirements
are quite simple.
"You have to wear white
socks. A lot of people come
with black socks, but we are
trying to stay away from the
black socks because we don't
ant them to stain the shoes,"


she explained.
For those who don't have
the white socks, they will be
required to purchase one for a
fee of $4.00. Additionally,
there is a cover charge of $5
and children under 12 are free.
In checking in, patrons are
required to indicate whether
they want to bowl for a hour
or they just want to partici-
pate in a single game. The
hourly rate is $50.00 per lane
with a maximum of 10 players.
The single game person is
$8.00.
"We've been finding out
that a lot of people have been
taking advantage of the $50.00
per hour because you can get
at least three or four games
out of that hour, depending
on how fast you bowl," she
stressed. "So we're finding out
that it's a better deal."
While the weekends are
definitely the peak time of
operation, Miller said they are
encouraging more persons
who really want to spend
more time working on their
game to come out during the
week days.
And although the venue is
an entertainment centre,
Miller said they have not
opened all of the facilities,
including the Candy, Icecream
and Pizza Parlours, as yet, but
they should be ready by the
end of the week.


IT'S only been a week since they officially opened their doors, but the operators of Mario's Bowling &
Entertainment Palace have been more than impressed with the response from the general public.


So is the staking rank.
"Once we get all of those
things up and running, we will
start our major push to get
people in here during the
day," she proclaimed.
Having completed their first
week, Miller said the major
focus will be the Super Bowl
weekend when they intend to


have a number of activities in
conjunction with More FM.
This Sunday as Miami,
Florida get set to host Super
Bowl XLIV, Mario's Bowling
& Entertainment Palace will
be staging a babacue cook-out
and they will be showing the
game on their 53 flat screen
televisions.


"That's going to be our
biggest challenge," she insist-
ed. "Once we get past that,
we're on our way to great suc-
cess."
The action is expected to
get started with the parking
lot tailgate party at 2 p.m. with
More 94 live broadcast until
10 p.m.


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see them all the time jogging
for miles around the main city
streets of Nassau.
Although we identify them
as joggers, however, many of
them are Marathon runners
preparing themselves to partic-
ipate in many of the Caribbean
and International marathon
races.
Marathon races are not a
common sight in the Bahamas,
in fact many of us are not even
aware of there ever being a
major marathon race in the
Bahamas when in actual fact
there has been - but not for
more than twenty five (25) years
now.
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walkers from around the world,
including club runners, national
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ners, charity runners, and elite
runners.
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Bahamas tops Brazil

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name after last year," Taylor
said, "But Panama has cer-
tainly looked as though they
have come to make a noise
this year."
Panama defeated Suriname
in the second match of the
tournament yesterday when


major sponsor, Sunshine Insur-
ance, called on corporate part-
ners to assist.
Community citizen Doctors
Hospital recently presented
Marathon Bahamas with a
$2,500 check to assist with
organisational expenses.
In addition, as the leading
healthcare provider in the coun-
try, Doctors Hospital will also
be responsible for the core
Medical Team for Marathon
Bahamas, under the leadership
of Dr. Beverton Moxey, con-
sultant physician at Doctors
Hospital, providing medical
teams, ambulances, and med-
ical supplies, assisting with first
aid care along the race route as
well as supplying medical vol-
unteers from the Hospital.
At 6:00am on Sunday, Feb-
ruary 14th, 2010 the sounds of
feet pounding the pavement will
be heard leaving Fort Montagu
in the east, running along both
Paradise Island bridges, through
Historic Nassau along the
shoreline to the western end of
New Providence, looping
around and ending at Arawak
Cay.
The marathon is certified by
the Association of Internation-
al Marathons and Distance
Races (AIMS) and will be an
official Boston marathon quali-
fier, not to mention the most
beautiful route any runner
could ask for.
Applications are available at
Sunshine Insurance offices on
Shirley Street and Blue Hill
Road, or for more information
visit www.marathonba-
hamas.com.

they posted a score of 308
runs, while Suriname scored
115.
The Bahamas receives a
bye on today's schedule, while
Turks and Caicos will face
Suriname at Haynes Oval and
Brazil will face Panama at
Windsor Park.
The Bahamas' next match
will be on Wednesday against
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drug seizure


FROM page one
Laguerre and Audijene
Jean Jules, 50, all of La
Tortue, Haiti, with
Michelet Adelphi,42, of
Port de Paix, Haiti, were
charged with possession,
conspiring to possess, con-
spiring to import and
importation of cocaine and
marijuana last Wednesday.
The men communicated to
the court through an inter-
preter.
Inspector Ercell
Dorsette, prosecuting, told
the court that when Drug
Enforcement Officers
searched the 65ft vessel,
the men were onboard.
Drugs were found inside a
secret compartment in a
fuel tank.


Insp Dorsette told the
court that officers found
crocus sacks containing
4041bs of cocaine and 511bs
of marijuana inside a secret
steel compartment in the
fuel tank.
The cocaine is estimated
to have a street value of
$2,932,000 while the mari-
juana is estimated to have a
street value of $51,000.
According to Inspector
Dorsette, $626 was seized
from Beauplant and $1,401
was seized from Adelphi,
which were suspected of
being drug proceeds.
He told the court that
Beauplant told police that
he was the captain of the
boat and that they were en
route from Haiti to Grand
Bahama, having stopped in
Great Inagua to clear Cus-


toms. Beauplant reportedly
told police that he was tak-
ing the boat to Grand
Bahama for repairs and did
not know that drugs were
onboard.
His co-accused also told
the court that they did not
know that the drugs were
onboard the boat.
Magistrate Bethell then
changed their pleas of
guilty to not guilty noting
that their initial pleas had
not been unequivocal.
The prosecutor objected
to the men being granted
bail, saying that they have
no status in the country and
might flee the jurisdiction if
released.
Magistrate Bethell
denied the men bail.
Their trial is expected to
begin on May 25.


FROM page one
in Elizabeth, they are about
to lose in Elizabeth and they
are trying everything they
could to use tactics of inti-
mation," Mr Smith added.
According to Mr Roberts,
a scrutiny of the Elizabeth
constituency's voter register
would show that there are
three Ricardo Smith's on
the list.
"The Minister of Nation-
al Security who has respon-
sibility for the Parliamen-
tary Registrar's department
has created a serious breach
of his sacred obligation to
the Bahamian people. "To
make a baseless accusation
when he simply had all of
the information available to
him that he could have


drawn a reasonable conclu-
sion and that conclusion
was that this Ricardo Smith
was one of the three Ricar-
do Smiths that are regis-
tered in the Elizabeth con-
stituency," Mr Roberts said.
"Minister Tommy Turn-
quest decided for his own
personal reason to muddy
the water by attributing
blame to the Progressive
Liberal Party for having
people deliberately register
who are not residents in
Elizabeth," Mr Roberts
said.
Dr Duane Sands (FNM),
Ryan Pinder (PLP), Cassius
Stuart (BDM), Dr Andre
Rollins (NDP) and Rodney
Moncur (WP) are all can-
didates in the Elizabeth by-
election scheduled for Feb-
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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Cable Bahamas generated
5 per cent year-over-year
growth in subscribers to its
Coralwave Internet products
during the first nine months of
2009, the company has
revealed, having invested
some $14.5 million in capital
expansion projects.
Writing his last message to
shareholders as Cable
Bahamas' chairman, Brendan
Paddick, who will be depart-
ing following the $80 million
buyout of Columbus Com-
munications, said that the
BISX-listed utility provider
added some 2,100 new sub-
scribers to its broadband
Internet service during the
year to September 30, 2009,
taking the total to more than
43,500.
Over the same period,
Cable Bahamas' Internet rev-
enues grew by $1.3 million or
7 per cent year-over-year,
compared to the same period
in 2008, rising from $18.4 mil-
lion to $19.7 million.
Meanwhile, revenue growth
in Cable Bahamas' core cable
television business was "rel-
atively flat" during the first
nine months of 2009, growing
from $33.4 million to $33.7
million, a $0.3 million or 1 per
cent increase.
Mr Paddick added: "Our
digital set-top rental pro-
gramme continued to produce
good results, as more than
5,800 digital boxes have been
rented to our subscribers, an
increase of 88 per cent com-
pared to the same period in
2008."
SEE page 6B


Baha Mar's Harrah's



claim is 'meritless'

* New York judge dismisses all Cable Beach developer's allegations
against gaming giant over failed $2.6 billion venture, finding it had right
to terminate agreements
* Finds Baha Mar knew other conditions had to be fulfilled besides
Supplemental Heads of Agreement
* E-mail back and forth shows Harrah's telling partner: 'We can't say
this' and 'That certainly isn't the case'
* Gaming giant twice rejected Baha Mar requests for closing extensions,
one coming after Supplemental deal signed


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A New York judge has
delivered a seeming knock-out
blow to Baha Mar's legal
action against Harrah's Enter-
tainment over their collapsed
$2.6 billion Cable Beach joint
venture, dismissing the devel-
oper's breach of contract, fraud
and negligent misrepresenta-
tion claims, and branding as
"meritless" a key part of its
case against the gaming giant.
Judge Charles Ramos, sit-
ting in the New York State
Supreme Court, ruled that
Harrah's and its Caesars
Bahamas Investment Corpo-
ration subsidiary "validly exer-
cised their right to terminate"
the joint venture agreement
with Baha Mar, and that the
latter "has no obligation to
consummate" the deal to rede-
velop the Cable Beach strip.
And Judge Ramos's judg-
ment, a copy of which has been
obtained by Tribune Business,
awarded "reasonable" legal
and expert witness fees, plus
others costs, to Caesars and
Harrah's - giving them, in
effect, a complete victory.
While disappointing for
Baha Mar, the outcome is
unlikely to have any bearing
on negotiations with its new
Cable Beach redevelopment
partners, the China Export-
Import Bank and China State
Construction. As previously
revealed by Tribune Business,
all commercial and business
issues between the Chinese
state-owned entities and Baha
Mar have been resolved, and
it seems possible that the deal
will be sealed in the 2010 first
half once both sides' attorneys
complete the appropriate legal
documents and land con-
veyancings.
Back on the Harrah's case,
Judge Ramos recounted how
its Caesars Bahamas subsidiary
had sought the court's decla-
ration that it had "properly
exercised its right to terminate"
under Article 10 of the 'Sub-
scription Agreement', which
set out both sides' rights and
obligations when it came to
contributing equity capital into
the joint venture.
Baha Mar, though, had
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Baha Mar's claim for fraud against gaming giant Har-
rah's over their collapsed $2.6 billion Cable Beach joint
venture has been dismissed by a New York judge because
there is no evidence that the latter "knowingly intended to
deceive" it over its intentions towards the project.
Judge Charles Ramos, sitting in the New York State
Supreme Court, said Baha Mar had alleged that Harrah's,
and its Caesars Bahamas Investment Corporation sub-
sidiary, had "misrepresented their intent" to proceed with
the project and close their joint venture deal.
This allegation, the judge said, was premised on the claim
that despite agreeing to the Supplemental Heads of Agree-
SEE page 4B


Film Studios


Heads 'null


and void'

* Government says current owner has
defaulted on lease payments, plus
conducting an EIA
* Says other investors, including
all-Bahamian group, interested in
acquiring project rights, and govt
'big' on it remaining a film studio

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net
THE GOVERNMENT is standing firm on its
decision not to renew the lease held by the Bahamas
Film Studios' current owner, yesterday arguing that
the project's Heads of Agreement is "null and void"
because he has defaulted on rental payments.
David Davis, permanent secretary at the Office of
the Prime Minister, said the Government was await-
ing the conclusion of a New York-based court case
involving the Bahamas Film Studios' current own-
er, Nashville-based investment banker Ross Fuller,
with both he and the project embroiled in a 'breach
of contract' dispute.
Mr Fuller has for more than a year been pressur-
ing the Government to draw up a new Heads of
Agreement for the 3,500-acre Bahamas Film Studios
site and renew his lease. The project covers what is
the former US Air Force base in Grand Bahama,
but the Ingraham administration felt the former
Christie government had given away too much land
and wanted to restrict the new lease to just 120
acres.
However, Mr Davis said the Government was
not obliged to renew Mr Fuller's lease, as it believes
he is in breach of contract due to lease arrears,
while an investigation into alleged environmental
degradation caused by the studio site has not been
completed.
"The Heads of Agreement it is now null and void
because he is in violation of the Heads of Agree-
ment," Mr Davis said.
He added that Mr Fuller was asked to produce an
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the
Bahamas Film Studios, after local residents alleged
that dredging at the project site led to beach erosion.
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Structuring our economic future


At last month's Bahamas
Business Outlook confer-
ence, it appeared that
tourism officials were opti-
mistic over hotel occupancy
levels and, ultimately, recov-
ery in the overall tourism
sector. This is undoubtedly
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share of suffering during this
economic downturn.
The small business sector
has probably suffered most,
as it has had to deal with sig-
nificantly weaker sales, the
lack of available credit and
high operating costs...much
of the latter being structural.
What do I mean when I
say that much of the high
operating costs are structur-
al?
For a start, take the cost
of electricity.
During the month of
December, a typical con-
sumer was paying about 28
cents per kilowatt hour for
power. His counterpart in
Florida would have paid
about 8 cents per kilowatt
hour.
The small business person
in Florida would have to pay
manufacturers' costs plus
shipping to get inventory
into his store.
His Bahamian counter-
part would have to pay man-
ufacturers' costs plus ship-
ping, plus customs duty at
35 per cent, plus 7 per cent
stamp tax to get goods into
their store.
Because we never reduced
domestic interest rates (even
as it became patently clear


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"One day, we shall develop
economic policies and initiatives
of our own to influence the
domestic economy."


that our foreign reserves
were sufficient), the cost of
bank credit is some 4-8 per
cent higher for Bahamian
businesses versus their coun-
terparts in Florida.
This is just an example of
three contributing factors.
We must keep our fingers
crossed that the Bahamian
economy recovers sooner
than expected.
It is somewhat unfortu-
nate that our prime eco-
nomic strategy is to keep our
fingers crossed, with total
reliance on our great neigh-
bour to the north.
One day, we shall develop
economic policies and ini-
tiatives of our own to influ-
ence the domestic economy.

Haiti

The earthquake and its
aftermath in Haiti have, and
continue to be, the greatest
tragedies that our region has
seen in recent times.
Our prayers go out to the
people of Haiti in the wake
of this catastrophe.
This disaster should be a
wake-up call to all small
island states, which really
lack the resources and infra-
structure to adequately cope
with calamities of a similar


magnitude. Whether it is an
earthquake or a direct hit
from a category five hurri-
cane, we all are vulnerable,
possessing a very limited
capacity to satisfactorily
respond.
The rest of the region
needs to consider itself for-
tunate, while at the same
time doing all they can to
help the people of Haiti.
The rebuilding of Port-au-
Prince will take many years
to complete. It is not just
putting up new buildings; it
is rebuilding the entire Hait-
ian economy.
Port-au-Prince is the epi-
centre of the Haitian eco-
nomic system, and it is a fal-
lacy to think you can get
the city functioning again in
a matter of months.
An appropriate analogy
would be if the island of
New Providence was hit by
some devastating event.
The only sub-economy
that could potentially con-
tinue as normal would be
Freeport...but only if the
Port dispute down there is
finally resolved.
The reality of the situa-
tion is that within the next
few months there will be
thousands of Haitians who
will become totally frustrat-
ed at the slow pace of rede-


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perceived), and they will
take to the high seas in
search of a better life.
This is something that
could have a profound effect
on the Bahamas and its
social security infrastructure.
I sincerely hope that we
have a plan that is compas-
sionate yet firm.

Elizabeth
by-election
Friday past was nomina-
tion day in the Elizabeth
constituency. Some five can-
didates nominated for the
vacancy created by the res-
ignation of Malcolm Adder-
ley.
The people of Elizabeth
will choose from among five
candidates. While there is
no objective way to deter-
mine what is or who is a
good candidate, indicators
such as past political and
professional experience,
involvement in civic and
community endeavours, suc-
cessful track record and gen-
eral public appeal may be a
starting point. However, the
fact that a younger candi-
date may not possess any of
those attributes does not
necessarily mean that he
cannot be a very successful
representative for the peo-
ple.I have never understood
the 'economics of politics'.
Political candidates always
argue that they seek elec-
tion in order to serve the
Bahamian people.
This is indeed a noble and
correct position to take, but
the reality is that politics is
an extremely expensive
undertaking - not only in
monetary terms but also, for
many, in career terms as
well. Further, it is a known
fact that many individuals
suffer significant economic
losses by offering, being
elected and then serving.
The way political cam-
paigns are conducted has
changed profoundly in the
last 20 years. In the old days
a candidate got posters from
his party, financed t-shirts
for his campaign volunteers
and hit the streets going
door-to-door. On every
walkabout the candidate
had a couple hundred dol-
lars in small change for
those asking for handouts.
At the national level, the
party organised rallies and
saw to the logistics of tak-
ing its broader message from
constituency to constituency.
Today, it is a whole new
ball game, with staggering
sums being spent.
This development does
not advance democracy, as it
moves the process firmly
towards the camp of special
interest groups.
Until next week...
NB: Larry R. Gibson, a
Chartered Financial Ana-
lyst, is vice-president - pen-
sions, Colonial Pensions
Services (Bahamas), a whol-
ly-owned subsidiary of Colo-
nial Group International,
which owns Atlantic Med-
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shareholder of Security &
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I I lii I II I BUSINESS


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Selling a majority stake to Colina
Holdings will unlock "the full cash
flow and potential of RND" Hold-
ings, its chairman has told Tribune
Business, explaining that the com-
pany required a strong financial
investor/partner if it was to resume
dividend payments to shareholders.
Jerome Fitzgerald, who is also a
PLP Senator, told this newspaper
that Colina Holdings (Bahamas),
parent company of Colina Insurance
Company, had obtained a greater-
then 50 per cent stake in publicly-
held RND Holdings through acquir-
ing some of his stake, as well as the
issuance of new shares.
While unable to detail the precise
size of the stake now held by Colina
Holdings (Bahamas), Mr Fitzgerald


Colina deal unlocks 'full


potential' of RND's value


indicated that despite RND Hold-
ings' return to profitability in its 2008
and 2009 financial years, it would
have been unable to pay a dividend
to its long-suffering minority share-
holders without the involvement of
its new partner, and the financial
wherewithal it had to further restruc-
ture the business.
Telling Tribune Business that
RND Holdings was earning about
$1.3 million per year in rental rev-
enues from its three shopping plaza


complexes, Mr Fitzgerald said:
"About three years ago we set out to
restructure RND and turn it into a
profitable company again.

Dividend
"We've done that now, and want-
ed to ensure the next step would be
to pay a dividend to shareholders.
To do that, we needed to restruc-
ture our payables and long-term


debt, to reduce the monthly debt
payments."
Accomplishing this, Mr Fitzger-
ald said, will free up cash flow and
turn the revenue streams from RND
Holdings' real estate investments,
which he described as "cash cows"
and "profit centres", into net income
and dividends flowing to sharehold-
ers.
However, to take this next step,
the RND Holdings chairman said
the company, which is still traded


on the over-the-counter market,
needed to find a strong partner with
the ability to unlock its financial
potential.
"We were able to come to an
agreement with them [Colina Hold-
ings], so I sold part of my stake and
we issued some additional shares,"
Mr Fitzgerald explained. "They have
a controlling stake."
It is likely that RND Holdings'
minority investors, who suffered
through several years of sustained
losses during the mid-2000s, the
company having a $2.253 million
accumulated deficit at the end of its
2008 fiscal year, the last period for
which figures are available, will want
more details on the transaction.
Specifically, they will want to
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WHFEREAS, the Bahamas Heart As ,oiadon. a
non-proft organizationi thatt kxuses on living a
I healthy heart I i fes.1 ye. i � the educational arm of
r" ~~ the Sir Victur Sassn Bahamass H=itFounidation;
AND) WHEREA.S, h cant d isc as. which d ocs no I
LkcrA-nm inic hIelh~wenn mc, ,c~nt-r c w Jg, pmwntly
afflicts many Baihamian children- is also
v-onsdcrcd to bc the number one killer of adults
in The Baharn s:

AND WHEIREASdx iahwmaiiiiirI ~A%,%i.Iiatiwii
utilhzem the human anid material resource available
to it, in;;1v,--1 ofprint and k4.lmwi run i midi. in uorder W vULHaLE awd imusLu
students, youth groups, service clubs, churches and the gereraI public
rcgarding asec f heart diw~isc. Its risk Cdil.URMa~nd prevvnovk� curc;

AND WHEREAS, die BA-anas HeartI Association works in -sociain with
the Sr Vicior Sawwicii 1iahrnas 1Heart Four1idalion to aisst 1Willi _Lri
for children suffering from hcar disease.

AND WHEREAS, the Sir Victor Sassooin Bahamias Hemi Fouindadoa oJpnmtes
primaiirily r ciii ri iriahllt corill hiil14I11h nd V011uri11er wurker.., whembdy 98
peivcnit of i~he donations rece ied go dirnctly to the trei~tilmel of heaft. diseaw
in childrcnriand the rcmaining two pc-rcciit iircd 10O 'nVCr idminisPtrativc cnsms-

AND WFIEREAS, ihe HBamaras Heart Foiindafion k~ organized in ,uch a
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Heart Ball Committee, with the Ball Commri~tteebeing r sponsihkc for

the fleart Ball arnd tIhe.Annual Tea Partk.'I-ashion Show;

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20(1 11IFA RT M0 Nr ,, ,wh ich i -.;he inzhe]id tinder tdie the me 11)u r
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THE TRIBUNE


FROM page 1B

ment that Baha Mar signed
with the Bahamian govern-
ment on January 31, 2008,
Harrah's concealed that its
private equity owners, Apollo
and Texas Pacific, had already
decided not to proceed. This
decision was allegedly made
at a Harrah's meeting three
days earlier, on January 28,
2008.
However, Judge Ramos
found: "Baha Mar's fraud
claim fails because it is unsup-
ported by any evidence that
Caesars Bahamas and Har-
rah's knowingly intended to
deceive Baha Mar with
respect to unconditionally
going forward with the pro-
ject.
"There is simply no evi-
dence that Caesars Bahamas
and Harrah's made a defini-


'No evidence' to back Baha Mar fraud claim


tive decision on January 28,
2008, to abandon the project,
while agreeing to the execu-
tion of the Supplemental
Heads of Agreement just days
later."
Baha Mar had alleged the
fraud was exposed by the affi-
davit deposition of Harrah's
chief executive, Gary Love-
man, who had said that "a
view was forming in the late
part of January that proceed-
ing with the project was prob-
ably not a good idea at that
time".
This issue was raised and
discussed at the January 28,
2008, meeting, but Loveman
had further testified that he
could not recall anyone dis-
cussing the possibility of ter-


minating the agreements with
Baha Mar.
And a Caesars Bahamas
representative, Marc Rowan,
who was present at the meet-
ing, testified that while it and
Harrah's "were not prepared
to move forward at that
point" with the Cable Beach
redevelopment in its "current
iteration", "there had been
no detailed plan decided"
over whether to pull out or
not.

Concerned
And Judge Ramos found:
"Further, while Harrah's was
concerned about the ability
to procure financing in a tight-
ening credit market, Caesars


Bahamas and Harrah's com-
municated these concerns to
Baha Mar, thereby under-
mining any contention that
Caesars Bahamas and Har-
rah's was intending to deceive
it.
"For several weeks follow-
ing the signing of the Supple-
mental Heads of Agreement,
the parties openly worked to
address Harrah's financing
concerns, and even partici-
pated in several conferences
with banks to discuss financ-
ing options."
The judge noted that John
Forelle, Baha Mar's attorney
and vice-chair, had testified
that "he began to develop
concerns during the first week
of February 2008 that Cae-


sars Bahamas and Harrah's
would elect to abandon the
project".
And a February 7, 2008, e-
mail exchange between Sarkis
Izmirlian, Baha Mar's chair-
man and chief executive, and
its chief financial officer, a Mr
Ludwig, discussed conference
calls with Caesars Bahamas
and Harrah's representatives,
and officials from Barclays
and Scotiabank, and "the
fears of the current market
conditions".
"Other evidence in the
record demonstrates that
Baha Mar was aware that
Harrah's had developed con-
cerns about the prospects for
procuring financing, and that
it may even elect to abandon


the project," Judge Ramos
ruled.
"One Baha Mar attorney
even testified that, on or
about February 18, 2008, he
discussed the prospect for lit-
igation with Harrah's over the
possibility of termination."
Judge Ramos also dis-
missed Baha Mar's claims for
breach of fiduciary duty,
promissory and equitable
estoppel and negligent mis-
representation, as they were
largely based on the same
grounds as the fraud allega-
tions.
And he found that the
developer's claims for specif-
ic performance were "unten-
able", given that Baha Mar
was in negotiations with Chi-
na State Construction and the
China Export-Import Bank
"to develop a replacement
project, in the same location
and scope, as this project".


Legal Notice
NOTICE
DARE INVESTORS LIMITED




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




ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
LAZAMIQUE FALLS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
BAKERSFIELD PLAIN CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
QUQON INVESTMENTS LTD.




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




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
INCORPORATION LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
TONGASS CLOSE INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
ROGELIO HILLS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
BEST PAVILION INC.




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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
ROCK POINT VALLEY INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
CREWSPORT INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
EASTRATTANVILLE INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010, PAGE 5B


Baha Mar's Harrah's claim is 'meritless'


FROM page 1B
countered that because Caesars
Bahamas executed the Supple-
mental Heads of Agreement
with the Bahamian government
that was signed on January 31,
2008, it had "committed" itself
to the project. As a result, Arti-
cle 10 could not be used to per-
mit a breach of the Supple-
mental Heads of Agreement,
the developer claimed.
Judge Ramos noted that that
Article 10 stated: "This agree-
ment may be terminated, and
the transaction contemplated
abandoned at any time prior to
closing by either investor if the
closing has not occurred by
March 15, 2007, or such other
date, if any, as the investors
agree........
The judgment noted that
while Baha Mar and Harrah's
both agreed via letter to extend
the closing until December 31,
2007, this date had passed and
no mutual agreement was
reached to extend it as required
by the agreement.
Judge Ramos said the "plain
language of Article 10 grants
either party an unconditional
right to terminate the agree-
ments and abandon the project
at any time prior to closing".
And he rejected Baha Mar's
argument that the signing of
the Supplemental Heads of
Agreement committed Har-
rah's to proceed with the pro-
ject, as it "did not, and could
not", have bound the gaming
giant in this fashion, dismissing
these arguments as meritless.
The judgment noted that
Baha Mar and Harrah's were
not obliged to contribute their
57/43 share of equity financing
to the joint venture company
until after the relevant Sub-
scription and Investor agree-
ments were completed.
They were to make a collec-
tive $280 million equity injec-
tion, with the $2.1 billion bal-
ance to come from project
financing.
Finding that the supplemen-
tal Heads of Agreement did not
cut across the ability of Har-


rah's to terminate its involve-
ment in the project prior to
closing, Judge Ramos found:
"The Supplemental Heads of
Agreement is an agreement
between the Bahamian gov-
ernment, Baha Mar Develop-
ment and the joint venture
company.
"Caesars Bahamas itself is
not a party to the supplemental
Heads of Agreement or the
original Heads of Agreement.
The original Heads of Agree-
ment is between the Bahami-
an government and Baha Mar
Development Company. Cae-
sars Bahamas executed the
Supplemental Heads of Agree-
ment as a shareholder of the
joint venture company, and not
as a party to the Heads of
Agreement or this supple-
ment...."

Conditions
Noting that their agreements
set conditions that had to be
fulfilled prior to their joint ven-
ture partnership closing, Judge
Ramos disagreed with John
Forelle, Baha Mar's vice-chair
and counsel, that the Supple-
mental Heads of Agreement
was the only closing condition
that had to be met.
"Baha Mar's assertion that
the execution the Supplemental
Heads of Agreement was the
only relevant condition prece-
dent to closing, and that the
parties did not intend to main-
tain a walk-away right after
execution of the Supplemental
Heads of Agreement, is merit-
less," Judge Ramos said.
"Execution of the Supple-
mental Heads of Agreement
was one of at least 19 condi-
tions that had to be fulfilled pri-
or to closing."
The judgment said Baha Mar
did not dispute that some con-
ditions had yet to be fulfilled
when Caesars Bahamas termi-
nated their agreement on
March 6, 2008. And there was
nothing to suggest that Har-
rah's and its subsidiary had
abandoned their termination
rights, or insistence on these


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In fact, Harrah's had contin-
ued to insist on the latter being
fulfilled. Judge Ramos pub-
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Wiegand, Harrah's in-house
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Baha Mar had twice requested
closing date extensions from
Harrah's and Caesar's
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EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION TRINIDAD
(TOBAGO BASIN) LIMITED

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

(a) EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TRINIDAD
(TOBAGO BASIN) LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 29th day
of January, 2010 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

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

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documentary evidence demon-
strating that Caesars Bahamas
continued to insist on comple-
tion of contractual conditions
after execution of the Supple-
mental Heads of Agreement,
Baha Mar fails to establish its
prima facie entitlement to sum-
mary judgment on its claim for
breach of contract."
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evidence "that Baha Mar
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ment was one of several con-
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ney requested that "other
things" remain in the Supple-
mental Heads of Agreement,
to which Baha Mar's attorney
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that this Supplemental Heads
of Agreement satisfies only cer-
tain specific conditions prece-
dent in the subscription agree-
ment, not all conditions."
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from the final draft, with Baha
Mar's vice-president saying this
was done so as to not "risk
upsetting the apple cart. For
one thing, technically the lan-
guage doesn't say the Supple-
mental Heads of Agreement is
the sole condition necessary for
closing; it isn't exclusive as a
matter of plain English inter-
pretation".
As a result, Judge Ramos
found that Harrah's and Cae-
sars Bahamas had proven their
case for a summary judgment
that they were entitled to ter-
minate their involvement in the
project.


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the provisions of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
29th day of January, 2010 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Carol G. Gray of
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Film Studios Heads 'null and void'


FROM page 1B

Now, according to Mr
Davis, any potential pur-
chaser of the Bahamas Film
Studios' development rights
will be mandated by the
Heads of Agreement to pro-
duce an EIA once the lease
is transferred and a new
agreement signed.
Mr Davis told Tribune
Business that several
investors outside of Mr
Fuller have expressed an
interest in acquiring the
Bahamas Film Studios,
including an all Bahamian


investment group not con-
nected to Mr Fuller.
He said one group was
interested in the land and
not the Studio, but the Gov-
ernment was interested in
preserving the filmmaking
value of the property.

Studio

"We are absolutely big on
having it operate as a stu-
dio," said Mr Davis. Owen
Bethel, head of the Nassau-
based Montaque Group, a
financial services provider,
had previously attempted to


acquire the Bahamas Film
Studios with his Bahamas
FilmInvest International
Group, but twice saw deals
with Mr Fuller fall apart
amid acrimony.
Mr Fuller told this paper
recently that Dolphin Enter-
tainment was interested in
shooting scenes for a new
Robinson Crusoe film at the
Bahamas Film Studios.
He warned the Govern-
ment, however, that the stu-
dio's water tank would need
a million dollar overhaul
before shooting could take
place.


"The tank currently needs
about $1.5 million in repairs
before it could be used.
"The Government never
saw fit to complete our new
lease," Mr Fuller said in an
e-mail to Bahamas Film
Commissioner, Craig
Woods.
"I am unable to effect the
improvements or use of the
tank because of the Gov-
ernment. Furthermore,
should the Government
attempt to provide the tank
for anyone's use, I will inter-
vene with a major lawsuit.
"As I stated some time


back in the papers, the Gov-
ernment has acted in a man-
ner that virtually assures
that there will be no further
production of motion pic-
tures in Grand Bahama."

Location

Disney had been eyeing
the Bahamas Film Studios
as a location for its Pirates of
the Caribbean IV movie, but
Mr Fuller had previously
told Tribune Business he
was unwilling to commit the
necessary funds to upgrade
and maintain the facility


until a new Heads of Agree-
ment was secured.
This meant that Disney
was unlikely to return.
He argued that the saga
showed developers should
"never, never invest in the
Bahamas", and alleged:
"Hollywood is already
laughing at the Bahamas."
Mr Fuller claimed the fail-
ure to agree a new lease had
prevented him from selling
the Bahamas Film Studios
to new purchasers, and said
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NOTICE

DARRET LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 25th January 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter Leppard
of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393.

Dated this 2nd day of February A. D. 2010


Peter Leppard
Liquidator



NOTICE
RAHTOWN GROUP LTD.

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 28th January, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
General.

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

Dated this 2nd day of February A. D. 2010


Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator


NOTICE
TAMPA INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 28th January, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
General.

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


Dated this 2nd day of February, A. D. 2010


Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator


NOTICE

BETHAVEN LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
25th January, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is CST
Administration (Bahamas) Limited, The Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, Bahamas

Dated this 2nd day of February, A. D. 2010


CST Administration (Bahamas) Limited
Liquidator


NOTICE

CALIGULA LIMITED


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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
25th January 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter Leppard of
c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393.

Dated this 2nd day of February A. D. 2010


Peter Leppard
Liquidator


NOTICE

AGITARE LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
25th January, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is CST
Administration (Bahamas) Limited, The Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, Bahamas

Dated this 2nd day of February, A. D. 2010


CST Administration (Bahamas) Limited
Liquidator


NOTICE

ANIA OVERSEAS LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
25th January, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is CST Admini-
stration (Bahamas) Limited, The Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, Bahamas

Dated this 2nd day of February, A. D. 2010


CST Administration (Bahamas) Limited
Liquidator


NOTICE
INSTINCT LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
25th January, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is CST
Administration (Bahamas) Limited, The Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, Bahamas

Dated this 2nd day of February, A. D. 2010


CST Administration (Bahamas) Limited
Liquidator


FROM page 1B

On the Caribbean Crossings and Maxil Communications
side, data revenues for the nine months to September 30, 2009,
hit $9.9 million compared to $9.1 million for the same period in
2008, a 9 per cent increase.
Mr Paddick said the $14.5 million in capital expenditure had
gone into completing Cable Bahamas' Grand Bahama Office
complex, situated on East Mall Drive, into which its customer
care, administration, technical and maintenance departments on
that island had been folded in a "smooth phased relocation".
Reflecting on what Cable Bahamas had achieved since 2001,
Mr Paddick said: "Quite simply, Cable Bahamas has developed
a superior network, delivered innovative and timely products
and services, provided the best customer and technical ser-
vice in the country, delivered outstanding returns to share-
holders, nurtured and developed a world class employee base
and made a concerted effort to give back to the community."

NOTICE

GRAND REGALIA LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 25th January 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter Leppard
of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393.


Dated this 2nd day of February A. D. 2010


Peter Leppard
Liquidator


NOTICE
CASPIAN SHIP INVEST CO. LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
28th January, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

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


Dated this 2nd day of February, A. D. 2010


Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator


NOTICE
BLUE FUTURE LIMITED

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

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the
25th January, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is CST
Administration (Bahamas) Limited, The Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, Bahamas

Dated this 2nd day of February, A. D. 2010


CST Administration (Bahamas) Limited
Liquidator


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010, PAGE 7B


Colina deal unlocks 'full potential' of RND's value


FROM page 3B

know how all this impacts
their investment and its value,
and what plans Colina Hold-
ings will now have for their
company. They are now
investors in a radically differ-
ent company to the original
one, RND having sold its cin-
ema business to Galleria Cin-
emas in 2004 to pay down
debt and reduce cash flow.
RND Holdings is now
effectively a real estate invest-
ment trust (REIT) or mutual
fund through its RND Prop-
erties subsidiary, its only oth-
er business being the Tick-
etXpress call centre. Now, not
only are the Bahamian minor-
ity investors in a different
company, but it is one under
new controlling ownership to
boot.
Many RND Holdings
investors are likely to ques-
tion whether their ownership
stakes have been diluted as a
result of the issuance of new
shares to Colina Holdings,
and are likely to question why
they were not given new stock
in proportion to their exist-
ing holdings - in other words,
why they were not offered the
same terms, and why no offer
has been made to buy them
out.
Mr Fitzgerald explained to
Tribune Business that RND
Holdings would effectively
function as a subsidiary of
Colina Holdings (Bahamas),
although it would retain its
over-the-counter listing.
He added that Ken
Donathan, RND's chief exec-
utive, and the three TicketX-


press staff would be absorbed
into the Colina structure, with
the latter subsidiary function-
ing as the insurance compa-
ny's call centre, handling
client inquiries and chasing
up receivables owed.
Arguing that both RND
Holdings and Colina held the
same long-term objectives, Mr
Fitzgerald told Tribune Busi-
ness: "It was a move I felt was
really necessary to ensure the
company had strong financial
backing and a major invest-
ment partner, and we will see
increased shareholder value
in the short-term.
"Colina has the financial
wherewithal to restructure the
debt, lower debt payments,
and ensure RND is cash flow
positive every month, going
to the benefit of sharehold-
ers and dividends. When we
looked at it, we had to
restructure some things to
realise the full potential and
cash flow of RND."
When asked when RND
Holdings would be in a posi-
tion to pay a dividend, Mr
Fitzgerald replied: "I think
that by the end of the year
we'll be in a position to ascer-
tain exactly where we are with
that."
He added that "end of the
year" meant December 31,
2010, as RND Holdings was
aligning its year-end, former-
ly end-February, with those
of Colina Holdings and the
remainder of the group con-
trolled by A. F. Holdings.
When asked by Tribune
Business whether he would
remain RND Holdings' chair-
man, Mr Fitzgerald said that
had not been discussed, but


NOTICE is hereby given that DORILIEN HOMERE of Coral Reef
Estate #3, House #68, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, 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 26th day of JANUARY, 2010
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE is hereby given that ESSANCIEL VALNOR of Coral
Reef Estate #3, House #68, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA, 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 26th day of JANUARY,
2010 to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.















ALVIN INGRAHAM JR.


The above-mentioned individual is no
longer associated with Dean and Associates
Professional Insurance Agents & Brokers Co.Ltd.
Therefore he is not authorized to conduct any
business on behalf of this company.


Signed Management





Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)
BERALV BAHAMAS CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), BERALV
LIMITED has been dissolved and struck off the
Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 7th day of
December, 2009.


ALVARDO ALVES SOBRINHO
Colonia 993
3rd Floor
Montevideo, Uruguay
Liquidator


dropped a heavy hint that he
might step down.
He told this newspaper that
it was becoming "a bit tight
to discharge my responsibili-
ties" given his political
duties/ambitions and role as
head of Chancery Law Asso-


ciates. Several observers sug-
gested yesterday that the deal
with Colina was designed to
provide Mr Fitzgerald with an
exit route, given that RND
Holdings had not proven to
be a runaway financial suc-
cess.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

JULIANNA HILLS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.







ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

CEEJAY INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.







ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

DAISIES & LILIES

INCORPORATED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Its 2008 annual report
showed an $18,636 net profit
on a top line of $1.72 million,
with an accumulated deficit
of $2.253 million.
The Colina takeover at
RND Holdings also comes as
little surprise, having been


potentially in the works for
some time. As at December
31, 2008, Colina Holdings
(Bahamas) had accumulated
2.198 million shares in the
company for a 24.8 per cent
stake, setting the stage for it
to acquire more.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

PAAVO SUOMI

VENTURES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

GREENLEAF MOUNTAIN INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced

on the 1st day of February 2010. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.







ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

AQUAMARINE PREMIER

INVESTMENTS LTD
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby given that the above
named Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 25th day of January, 2010. The Liquidator is BdS
Corporate Services Limited, George House, George Street,
P.O.Box N-8159, Nassau, Bahamas






BdS Corporate Services Ltd.
(Liquidator)


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10 75 990 Bahamas Property Fund 10 74 10 74 0 00 0 992 0 200 108 1 86%
700 550 Bank ofBahamas 5 90 590 000 0244 0260 242 441%
0 63 063 Benchmark 063 063 000 0 877 0000 N/M 000%
3 49 315 Bahamas Waste 315 315 000 0168 0090 188 286%
215 214 Fidelity Bank 237 237 000 0055 0040 431 1 69%
1343 962 Cable Bahamas 143 143 000 1406 0250 96 186%
2 88 272 Colina Holdings 2 72 272 0 00 0 249 0 040 109 1 47%
700 500 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 699 699 0 00 0419 0 300 167 429%
3 65 221 Consolidated Water BDRs 269 275 006 0111 0052 248 1 89%
2 55 1 32 Doctors Hospital 2 55 255 0 00 0627 0 080 41 3 14%
780 594 Famguard 6 49 6 49 0 00 0420 0240 155 3 70%
11 80 875 Finco 927 927 000 0322 0520 288 561%
1045 980 FirstCarbbeanBank 1000 1000 000 0631 0350 158 350%
5 53 375 Focol (S) 4 77 477 000 0326 0150 146 314%
1 00 100 Focol Class B Preference 1 00 1 0 0 000 0000 0000 N/M 000%
0 30 027 Freeport Concrete 027 0 27 0 00 0035 0000 77 000%
559 500 ICD Utlities 559 559 000 0407 0500 137 894%
1050 995 J S Johnson 995 995 000 0952 0640 105 643%
1000 1000 Prenier Real Estate 1000 1000 00 0 0156 0000 641 000%
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Per-.ntage Pricing b ases)
52wk-HI 52wk Low Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol Interest Maturity
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100 00 000 7% 19 October 2017
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100 00 0 00 Prime -+ 1 75% 19 October 2022
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100 00 0 00 7% 30 May 2013
1000 00 1000 00 Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100 00 0 00 Prime -+ 1 75% 29 May 2015
1460 792 Bahamas Supermarkets 1006 11 06 1400 -2246 0000 N/M 000%
800 6 00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 200 625 4 00 0 000 0 480 N/M 7 80%
054 0 20 RND Holdings 0 35 0 40 0 35 0 001 0 000 256 6 0 00%
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3 3201 2 9343 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3 1168 -7 94 -7 94 31-Dec-09
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103 9873 93 1999 CFAL Global Bond Fund 103 9873 341 341 31 Dec-09
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7Th


THE TRIBUNE


*OMAN


IT'S ALL THE BUSH


By REUBEN SHEARER
Tribune Features Reporter
rshearer@tribunemedia.net

THE treatment for
your next aliment
may be right out
side your backdoor in the
natural pharmacy that is
your garden. Many
Bahamians have sworn for
years on the medicinal
benefits of " bush medi-
cine", while others feel it
is an outdated way to
treat ailments in a day
where medicines override
natural remedies.
Plant foods, herbs and natural
beverages revitalise the body with
healing action. They work inside
the body from the cellular levels of
the body removing blocks, cleans-
ing and balancing the body to its
natural state.
Eating natural foods give the body
great life force, regulates your weight
and has a positive effect on the mind
and emotion. Many modern medical
professionals are beginning to pay
attention to these plants which can
be found growing on the side of the
road.
"Bush medicine" as we know it,
was brought to the Bahamas by
African slaves and was used most
frequently in the out islands where
doctors were rarely available.
Bahamians have used these
indigenous plants for medicinal pur-
poses for hundreds of years, and
nearly 100 plants in the islands of
the Bahamas have been used to cure
such common ailments as indiges-
tion, colds, diarrhea, and headaches.
"When the body is dirty and not
cleansed, you have all kinds of toxins
in the body which cause the body to
become imbalanced," says Ida
Thompson-Rose, owner of Seclu-
sion Best Plant Beverages . "And
you get more sickness and discom-
fort when these things are not
cleansed from the body, which is
what plant treatment does."
Constipation is a common disor-
der of the day that many of Ms
Rose's customers complain about.
For this, she reccomends her Aloe
drink, which eliminates all waste
from the body which can cause tox-
ic buildup that would enter the blood
stream. Serious illnesses can devel-
op in the body when this isn't regu-
lated often.
Ms Rose hasn't been to the doctor
in many years, "but when I have a
discomfort I boil bush," she says.
Her natural products sell like hot-
cake at the Farmer's Market on
Blake Road, where she also sells
Ida's Bush Beer, made with a com-
bination of boiled plants.
"Three days after taking any plant
treatment, the body starts to heal,
and after nine days all stress disap-
pears from the body, the release of
toxins is complete, and energy is
restored," says Ms Rose.
If certain discomforts are not
relieved after the first nine days, wait
three days and continue treatment
for another nine days until your
body is relieved of any discomfort.
After healing, your body is never
stressed unless your diet remains the
same modified foods."
Some of these herbal remedies are
beginning to be researched and used
by herbalists and natural health prac-


titioners worldwide as viable treat-
ments for serious illnesses.
In addition to plant brews, Ms
Rose makes natural juices from
Bahamian grown fruits, like papaya,
sapodilla, juju, guinep and tamarind,
which are all great sources of nat-
ural antioxidants.

Noni
* Noni juice has natural antibiotics,
natural pain killers and serves every
avenue of sickness. Noni fruit juice
strengthens weakened lungs and lung
cells. Noni juice has natural remedies
and cures for many of the debilitating
functions in the body. Some mix it
with juice and others drink it naturally,
or additives of brown sugar and water
to thicken it.

The Gale-of-Wind
* In the Bahamas, the gale-of-wind is
known as "hurricane weed" or "gale-
wind grass," and is used for poor
appetite, constipation, typhoid fever,
flu, and colds. This plant when boiled
is a natural bitter brew that naturally
cures urinary infection, detoxifies the
body of stagnant waste lodged in soft
tissues in the body and blood.

Poxx Bush
* The leaves are boiled and when
drunken cures ulcers on the skin an
inside as well. It has a strong aroma
when boiled, but it has a fresh taste.
Men and women can use it, and it
causes bowel movements. Doctors
have agreed that Poxx Bush can heal
urinary tract infections.

Shepherd Needle
* This plant is green with little yellow-
like daisy flowers. It can be used in
vegetables or you can steam it. Shep-
herd needle is known to give the body
chloryphyl and treats heat rashes or
bumps that emerge on the skin.

Pepper Grass
* Once boiled and slowly cooled, it
treats sinus congestion.

Cerasee
* Soothes the skin. Used to treat fever,
flu, congestion, and cramps.

Catnip
* Catnip is a small shrub with a tiny
white flower, crushed and the juice is
infused in hot water and given to chil-
dren for worms and tummy aches

Aloe
* The jell of the aloe plant is applied to
the eyes, causing a release of mucus,
redness and pressure. It also heals
wounds and burns on the body. It is
rich in calcium, potassium, and vita-
min B-12. It cleanses the kidneys,
bladder, and removes toxins from the
body. It can also be used as a laxa-
tive.

Kamalamee tree
* The Kamalamee plant can be boiled,
and when drank will cleanse the colon
of impurities and detoxify the liver.

Pond Bush, Blue
Flower and Saab Bush
* This combination of plants is boiled
together to alleviate flu symptoms

Lignum Vitae
* The glossy leaves of the national tree
of the Bahamas is one of the most ver-
satile native Bahamian plants. Its
resin, called guaiacum, is obtained
from the wood by distillation and is
used to "treat weakness and strength-
en your back."


Learn how to bird proof your home


THE average home is full of
potential dangers for birds. For the
most part, they fall into two cate-
gories, trauma and toxicity and vet-
erinarians treat the former more
than the latter.
The kitchen ranks as a number
one area for danger and hazards in
the home. Forewarned is fore-
armed. Take extra precautions in
the kitchen area. Birds frequently
need treatment for second degree
burns as a result of flying into a pot
of a hot water on an open flame.
Treatment includes the running of
cold water over the affected burn
areas, trying to keep the bird calm
and then rushing to your veterinar-
ian.


Severe head injuries, broken
wings and lacerations occur when
a pet bird flies into your unprotect-
ed ceiling fan. Always safeguard
ceiling fans with a cover if your bird
enjoys free flight. Head and neck
injuries can also occur if an unsus-
pecting pet flies into a mirror or a
window. Birds perceive them as


openings to other rooms or to the
outside, They will try to fly right
through the window. The results
can be deadly when a collusion
occurs.
Bird-proof your home and use
common sense. First in the com-
mon sense arena, never allow unsu-
pervised activities when the bird is
outside of the cage especially in
places especially in places like the
family kitchen.
Secondly your pet's wings should
be clipped regularly so it cannot
physically fly into danger such as
fans and mirrors. If you chose not to
have the wings clipped, then make
certain that your home is bird
proofed. Turn the ceiling fans off,


pull the window shades down and
cover mirrors, keep the toilet lid
secured and keep tools, disinfec-
tants and household poisons under-
wraps.
Other pets in the home, can also
be a problem. Family cats and dogs
can inflict serious injuries to pet
birds. Always supervise your pets
when they interact with one anoth-
er.
The broken blood feather is the
most common form of household
trauma. Blood feathers are the new-
ly formed feather shafts growing in
the wings and tail. A bleeding blood
feather is a very serious problem
and can be potentially life threat-
ening because of excess blood loss.


Toxicity in pet birds becomes a
problem when the pet is allowed to
roam unsupervised about the home
and gets into mischief. The most
common toxicity seen in birds is
lead poisoning which comes from
stained glass, moldings lead paint
chip (older homes), lead shots lead
fishing weights, old bird toys or bells
which have parts made from lead.
The signs of lead poisoning
include, weakness, difficulty or
perching, head tilts and seizures.
Beware of the Teleflon coating
on pots and pans. The gas is only
emitted when the temperature of
the metal surface exceed 530F.
Exposure to the gas leads to respi-
ratory distress and death.


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THE TRIBUNE


WOMAN

w9


The Conquest


LEARNING how to c
compete and get
attention starts at an
early age for girls. Being
'Daddy's Number 1 girl' in 1.7
the family structure is i*
often of paramount impor-
tance. Seeing or sensing a characteristics
hi . . . b- . women admire, s
shift in position brings many times have
spiritedness similar to men are very visl


mature women.
Flirting and pleasing Daddy helps
regain the prized position. As we
grow up we observe behaviour and
mannerisms of older women. We
intuitively pick up on things that
work, and things that do not, on the
road towards captivating the chosen
mate. The drive to compete for the
trophy is as powerful a force for both
men and women. However, it is the
woman to woman sexual battle that
is often underestimated.
Just as men try to emulate the


that they think
o do women. How
we been told that
ual? We only have


to watch men proudly snowing off
their 'eye candy' draped over their
arms to know that this is true. Many
think this has a lot to do with our
modern day culture and the idolising
of celebrities. However, when we
scan our history books we quickly
realise that this has been present for
centuries and throughout the world.
If we start questioning how impor-
tant physical beauty is for sexual
attraction then we only have to add
up the time and money spent. The
goal is usually to appear youthful,


well groomed, without imperfections
and in glowing good health. Put all
these things together and you pro-
duce something very visually appeal-
ing. This may sound inconsequen-
tial to those who believe that 'beau-
ty is from within.'
Certainly, for long term attraction
men are also deeply drawn to intel-
ligence, humour, honesty and faith-
fulness. This is why it is important to
develop other aspects of our per-
sonality so that we are not only seen
for our looks. Cultivating the 'whole
package' is recommended because
sexual attraction alone is unlikely to
sustain a long term partnership.
The whole picture can quickly
change and become more sexually
charged when other women enter
the race. If we were to document
the menstrual cycles of the more
overtly sexual women we would
probably find them to be ovulating.
This is nature's way of making a
woman's body ripe for conception
and the driving force to find a
sought-after mate.


For some women just winning is
the main motivator for pushing to
the front of the race. Proving that
she can seduce whom ever she
desires, helps to boost confidence
and desirability. These tactics may
work at times, but all too often they
back fire. The game of 'tit for tat'
starts and polite etiquette goes out
the window. To poach in someone
else's territory means that you open
the door to then have the same done
to you. Revenge is a dangerous sex-
ual motivator and one that can have
lasting consequences.
The long term harm is in the dam-
aging labeling or disparaging gossip
about a woman's sexual history.
Hinting or dropping innuendoes is
enough to tarnish any woman's rep-
utation. The aim in doing this is to
make her appear less desirable as a
friend for women and to men as a
long term partner. Women's friend-
ships play heavily on loyalty and are
quickly destroyed when there is a
sense of betrayal. Knowing this oth-
er women will keep away as they do


not want to be linked by association.
The target's social standing and
future opportunities for a partner
have been tainted. The sad fact is
that there is no way to refute such
damaging claims and the harm has
already been done.
Fighting or at least vying over a
desirable mate has been around
from time begun, and definitely is
not going anywhere. Are you one
to step out of a race, compete in the
middle without any hope in winning,
or always be the one upfront? What-
ever your personality dictates, it is
important to do it 'your way' and
not to be intimidated by others. Be
confident that your true self will
shine out, and who ever you are
meant to meet will see the real you.


* Listen to 'Love on the Rock' with
Maggie Bain every Thursday 5-6pm on
Island FM 102.9
For appointments: call 364 7230,email
relatebahamas@yahoo.com or
www.relatebahamas.blogspot.com


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February

FEBRUARY is a busy but very
rewarding month in the garden. We
are halfway through the vegetable
growing season and need to keep our
produce coming by planting seeds for
successive crops. Easter is around the
corner and our seasonal flowers should
be sown soon.
A sowing of sweet peppers should
last through the year but it is a good
idea to plant more if your fruits have
started to grow smaller, as they tend to.
You may wish to sow seeds of vari-
eties that will do well in warmer weath-
er, such as banana pepper or
Cubanelle. Hot pepper plants can live
for several years.
If you grow tomatoes from indeter-
minate plants you may be happy with
the occasional fruits that are produced
after the main harvest.
Commercial farmers are more prag-
matic and grow determinate vines that
produce their crop and then die. This
type of tomato is easier to grow suc-
cessively: when the present crop puts
out its first flowers you can sow seeds
for the next crop.
During December I came across my
first giant hornworm caterpillar of the
season. This was a bad sign for they
usually appear in late January and Feb-
ruary. You know they are around
when you come across a tomato plant
that is partly denuded and the smaller
fruits eaten into.
Because they are green they are
hard to spot.
If you know your tomatoes are
being attacked but cannot see any
caterpillars, go out to your plants at
sunrise when they are most active. The
giant hornworm is about four inches
long and has a horn-like projection
near its rear end. This looks dangerous
but is
harmless. Pick off the caterpillars
when you find them and stomp them,
an effective and organic method of
disposal. Giant hornworm caterpillars
are the juvenile of the sphinx moth,
the moth with the fastest-beating wings
of the lot. They resemble one-and-a-
half-inch hummingbirds when in flight.
The 120 to 150-day vegetables like
carrots, winter squash and pumpkins
should be ready or almost ready to
pull or pick. If you pull some carrots
that are smaller than you expected, do
not fret; these are gourmet baby car-
rots.
If you are a salad lover I am sure I
need not tell you to keep planting your
loose-leaf, mesclun and crisphead let-
tuces so you can reap your leafy gems
in abundance.
One vegetable I have been growing
for the first time over the past two
years is fennel, a favourite of the
French and Italians. The lovely anise

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How ready are your feet for 'the Marathon'?


MANY persons are excited and
eagerly preparing or waiting to par-
ticipate in 'Marathon Bahamas' on
February 14. My greatest concern is
how ready are the feet of the partic-
ipants? Choosing the right shoe and
support, regardless of whether you
are running or walking in a
marathon, depends on a lot of fac-
tors.

The Best Shoes:
The best shoes depend on whether
you are running or walking the
marathon. For example, if you are
walking the marathon, then you
should purchase a 'walker-sneaker'
because the pressures on the foot
would be very different than if you
were running. Similarly, if you are
running the marathon, you would
select a running shoe. Marathon
shoes are built extra strong, durable,


sturdy and highly responsive to the
terrain you are running on. All of
these attributes help with speed.

Finding the right shoe for your bio-
mechanical needs:
There are many shoes built for
marathon running nowadays.
Among the top names are Brooks,
Asics and New Balance. However,
when addressing your biomechanical
needs it is important that you know
your feet type. There are three types
of feet, namely flat feet, high-


arched, and normal or medium-
arched. All three types require dif-
ferent biomechanical support and
control. The flat feet usually pronate,
while the high-arched feet tend to
supinate and the normal feet call for
a neutral support. If you can't
answer this question about your feet
type, seek the help of a specialty
footwear store where the expertise is
available to properly assess your
feet.

Protection against blisters and oth-
er skin related problem of the feet:
The use of a well made socks (e.g.
Thorlos or Balega) that are padded
in the forefoot and the heel area is
also very important to the health
and function of the foot. Such socks
add protection to the feet against
blisters and numbness. Another
added benefit that these socks pro-


vide is wicking away of moisture, so
there is absolutely no need to wear
two pairs of socks. They also have
cool max to control temperature.
Many sports related injuries occur
as a result of extrinsic factors such as
footwear and surfaces. Sprains, heel
pain, interdigital neuroma, runners'
knee and stress fractures of the foot
are common results that runners and
walkers suffer in relation to these
factors.

What protection can be considered
to avoid injuries?
Custom orthortics/inserts are spe-
cially made supportive devices that
fit into your shoe and support your
feet. When properly fitted in your
shoes, the insert acts as an interface
between the foot, the shoe and the
ground. A custom made
orthortic/insert is the ultimate solu-


tion to proper accommodation to
support your feet. Not only do they
help protect your feet from pain and
deformity, they give you the edge in
power and endurance!
The combination of the right
shoes, inserts to protect your arches
against stress, strain and excess pres-
sures with the correct socks to pro-
vide protection against blister and
numbness will give you the edge for
the challenge ahead!


* Bernadette D. Gibson, a Board Certi-
fied & licensed Pedorthist, is the pro-
prietor of Foot Solutions, a health and
wellness franchise that focuses on
foot care and proper shoe fit, located
in the Sandyport Plaza, Nassau.
"The views expressed are those of the
author and does not necessarily repre-
sent those of Foot Solutions Incorpo-
rated or any of its subsidiary and/or
affiliated companies. Please direct any
questions or comments to
nassau@footsolutions.com or 327-
FEET (3338).


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010, PAGE 11B


SIs effort a predictor of your success?


In a perfect world you go to work and you are
an engaged employee, sometimes doing the lit-
tle extras that help you and your coworkers to
excel. In reality, different people exert different lev-
els of effort at work for numerous reasons. In a
work environment, this creates a situation where not
everyone is applying themselves at the same level
and this usually impacts the balance of work load
and it can influence results.


Years ago I came across a
basic formula for success that
suggests that effort, skill level
and opportunity can lead to
success. Effort is supported
by your drive and drive is what
keeps you pushing toward your
goal no matter how challeng-
ing or impossible circumstances
appear to be. Drive is about
your determination.
Your skill level also plays an
integral part in your level of
effort. If a skill comes natural-
ly to you, your level of effort
will seem low or even nonexis-
tent to some. In the success
formula, skill can be substituted
with talent. If you are working
in an area that brings out your
talent, if your environment is
supportive, your drive may be
high. As you know, a high lev-
el of talent isn't always linked
to drive and many employers
spend time encouraging talent-
ed employees to realise their
potential but the employees
have no drive. In cases like
this, unless the employee
becomes intrinsically motivat-
ed, the potential you perceive
as an employer will not be
realized.
For some people, motivation
is extrinsic. You may be moti-
vated by what people think
about you or what they expect
of you. This can lead to fear as
a driver because of your need
to please. For others, you are


motivated intrinsically by your
personal goals, values and pur-
pose. What others think about
you doesn't impact your effort
or your commitment levels.
Your effort is primarily a prod-
uct of your internal drivers.
You can encounter a variety
of levels of effort in a work
environment:
* Zero Effort: There some
of you who are either lazy or
disinterested in your jobs
because you have been contin-
uously overlooked or you are in
the wrong job or because you
didn't want the job in the first
place. You may come to work,
you may not. Your results are
below average and you really
don't care about your produc-
tivity or how your lack of effort
impacts the rest of the team.
* Minimal Effort: There are
others of you who decide to
appear to be exerting minimal
effort but you are only spinning
wheels either because you are
in a role that is beyond your
capacity or because you are
demotivated by dynamics with-
in your work environment.
* Average Effort: Some of
you can do the job but you
exert a controlled amount of
effort. You do just enough to
obtain a satisfactory perfor-
mance rating.
* Above Average and
Exceptional Effort: Above
average effort demonstrates


commitment, drive and focus.
Above average and exception-
al effort may lead to different
types of reward and recogni-
tion that may culminate in a
promotion, or it may lead to
intensified political tricks with-
in the work environment. For
some people, they exert maxi-
mum effort but because they
are not talented in that area,
their results are not aligned
with their level of effort.
It is important to note that
effort isn't always an indicator
of results because there is
always diversity in individual
skill sets and skill levels. If your
skill level is advanced, a low
level of effort can achieve
strong results. If you are one of
those people who is always try-
ing really hard but your efforts
do not produce the kinds of
results you expect, you may
want rethink your career goals.

Obstacles to Effort
There are a number of situa-
tions that can create barriers to
effort:
* Low skill levels can lead to
frustration because of high lev-
els of effort and a lack of
desired results. After experi-
encing repeated disappoint-
ment, effort levels may dimin-
ish.
* Highly political environ-
ments can cause you to lower
your level of effort because you
don't want to become the target
of jealous or insecure cowork-
ers.
* There are some environ-
ments where the resources nec-
essary for your performance
are just not available.
Resources can range from
human resources to technology
to stationery.
* Some of you feel you are in
a hopeless situation because
you perceive that if you exert


effort you won't be recognized
and if you don't exert effort
you won't be recognized.
Externally, this could be due
to a highly politicised environ-
ment, unfair practices or inef-
fective leadership. Or it may be
due to a skill deficiency.
When someone starts a new
job it is unclear at first how
much effort is just the right
amount. In your recruitment
interview, your new employer
may emphasise results or say
they are looking for a change
and when you start working,
the people in your environment
resist the changes you suggest.
They say no to your ideas or
they make life difficult for you,
giving you only a fraction of
the information you need. In a
new role, it is suggested that
you seek to learn the power
structures of your work envi-
ronment as a first step so that
you can understand how to
navigate the political land
mines.
There are times employees
approach me and say that they
work so hard so they feel enti-
tled to recognition or a promo-
tion. What they fail to realise is
that numerous work environ-
ments are cutting costs and this
usually translates into doing
more with less resources. So it
is the norm that employees are
working harder and so the only
way to differentiate themselves
in an environment where hard
work is not a differentiating fac-
tor is to work smarter. This
means finding new ways to
improve your performance lev-
els by increasing your value.
As you can see, effort alone
is not a predictor of your suc-
cess. Effort, skill and oppor-
tunity pave the way to success.
I would suggest there be a
fourth predictive component of
success. It is a type of skill but


it needs to be highlighted. This
fourth predictive skill is Emo-
tional Intelligence. Emotional
Intelligence is about under-
standing right timing, manag-
ing yourself and difficult situa-
tions, choosing optimism and
understanding the conse-
quences of your actions. Emo-
tional Intelligence can help you
to differentiate yourself and can
ultimately lead to recognition
of your effort.


* Yvette Bethel is CEO of Orga-
nizational Soul, an HR Consulting
and Leadership Development com-
pany. If you are interested in
exploring how you can create high-
er performing team leaders, you
contact her at www.orasoul.com.







It is important

to note that

effort isn't

always an

indicator of

results because

there is always

diversity in

individual skill

sets and

skill levels.


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PERMANENT make-up is fast becoming the quick fix reme-
dy, for women who want to avoid the tiring ritual of daily
makeup application, may be allergic to makeup or simply
want to correct or enhance a physical feature.


Lila Pinder at Lila's Skincare & Beau-
ty Center specialises in permanent make-
up tattooing and talked with Tribune
Woman about the process and reasons
why some people would opt for
micropigmentation.
"Of all the reasons, most women
choose this because they want to look
and stay beautiful day in and day out.
For this matter they choose to undergo
the procedure which by the way is very
simple, easy and gentle," she told Tri-
bune Woman.
"For example, women who do not
have brow hair or cannot grow hair due
to a condition called alopecia often come
in to get their brow area filled," she said.
This procedure is also used for people
who have had chemotherapy for breast
cancer. It is used to enhance the appear-
ance of the breast areola after surgery.
However, the most popular proce-
dures that Lila Skin Care & Beauty Cen-
ter has performed are filing or shaping
eyebrows, applying lip and eye liners
and lipsticks.
"Walk-ins are welcomed, so we have
people who just come into the center
requesting different procedures," she
said.


want we guide them along the way," she
said.
They begin with a consultation to
determine what the client wants. After
that part has been established, then a
sketch close to what the outcome will
be like is drawn.
"This part is especially important
because we want to give our clients an
idea of what to expect when everything
is completed," Mrs Pinder explained.
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are the most popular, Mrs Pinder said
they are usually arched according to the
shape of the face.
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that compliments the structure of the
face and the skin tone," she said.
Mrs Pinder added that she has had
men who came into the center to get a
little something done here and there.
"I have worked on a few males who
wanted the discoloration on their skin
and lips to be removed. One also want-
ed the darkness on his lips to be
removed. This procedure is not only for
women, men can take advantage of it
too," she said.
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