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after huge rise
in break-ins
By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
POLICE hope to break up
several robbery rings after a
rash of 66 house break-ins
were reported last week.
This is a stark rise from
the average of 20 reported
break-ins a week, police
said.
The problem is not isolat-
ed to the capital. While
three quarters of these inci-
dents happened on New
Providence, break-ins have
also been reported on Grand
Bahama and Abaco.
Police said the sticky-fin-
gered thugs have been main-
ly targeting empty resi-
dences and are after high-
priced electronic goods like
flat-screen televisions and
lap tops to sell to drug deal-
ers or buyers on the street.
In New Providence, the vul-
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In an effort to crack down
on the rash of break-ins and
hopefully deter other seri-
ous crimes, the police are
asking members of the pub-
lic to come forward with
information leading to the
arrest of these suspected
housebreakers.
"We have decided that after
our intelligence that there are
a number of persons who we
have identified as being pro-
lific house and shop-breakers,
persons who we have identi-
fied as being in possession of
stolen goods and also of
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A DUMB robber who had already been
shot in the face after raiding the cash register at
a filling station, was blasted again with a shotgun
as he tried to "buzz" his way out of the building.
Quick-thinking employees at the Wulff Road
Texaco gas station thwarted the midnight attack
on Monday, leaving blood-stained banknotes
scattered everywhere and a suspect critically ill
in hospital.
The masked assailant entered the gas station
store and waved a gun at the cashier. The cashier
fled, leaving the robber to hop over the counter
to collect money from the cash register.
With cash in hand, the robber tried to flee but
was unable to escape as the electronic buzzer
system had locked him inside the store.
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PLPs 'bought votes'
By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
POLICE are investigating allegations that
senior members of the Progressive Liberal Par-
ty have allegedly bought votes in the Elizabeth
constituency.
These claims were put to them by Bahamas
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Armed with a licensed shotgun, Mr Todd
ordered the robber to "freeze" as he tried in vain
to "buzz" the door open. Then, according to a
member of staff, the robber reached for his gun
forcing Mr Todd to fire his first shot, hitting
him in the face and sending the man to the
ground. He then had to open fire again when the
robber attempted to retrieve his gun.
The suspect was handcuffed, questioned by
the police and then rushed to hospital. Money
was left scattered across the floor.
An employee said: "Honestly, I was just hop-
ing he was dead because this is not the first time
we were robbed. This was the first one for the
year. My thoughts were just, I hope he was
dead.
"Everything is calm now. Right after it hap-
pened everyone was thinking the same thing. It
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Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
WORKERS Party candidate
Rodney Moncur yesterday
claimed that FNM nominee
Duane Sands has failed to com-
ply with the constitution and is
"disqualified" as a candidate in
the Elizabeth by-election.
"I'm happy we've finally
knocked him out," Mr Moncur
confidently declared at a press
conference in his Elizabeth con-
stituency party headquarters on
Seabreeze Lane yesterday.
Mr Moncur contends that
heart and lung specialist Dr
Sands failed to make the neces-
SEE page eight
Call for protection
for Crown Land
bonefish habitats
By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net
FLY-FISHING guides are
calling for Crown Land bone-
fish habitats to be protected
from an "overwhelming" threat
of large-scale development in
Abaco.
The Abaco Fly-fishing
Guides Association (AFFGA)
submitted their urgent applica-
tion to the Office of the Prime
Minister in October calling for
1,800 sq ft of wetlands and
coastline from Blackwood
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North Eleuthera High parents 'will comply' with minister in time for visit


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

WITH the Minister of Edu-
cation persisting in his resolve
that he will only speak with dis-
gruntled parents of children at
North Eleuthera High School
once all students are back in
class, the Parents Teachers
Association yesterday pledged
they would comply in time for
his scheduled visit to the island
today.
Over a week after ordering a
major shake-up of the
Eleuthera school district's
administrators, Minister
Desmond Bannister is set to
meet with parents of children
from the school for the first
time in what promises to be a
heated encounter.
Despite the illegality of doing
so, parents have for over a
week kept the vast majority of


the 203-strong student body out
of class as they demanded the
return of the school's former
Principal and Vice Principal,
Deborah Deal and Catherine
Collins, who were transferred
to other Eleuthera schools dur-
ing the shift.
Parent Teachers Association
President Garnell Bethel said
she had yesterday spoken with
the area's MP, Alvin Smith, and
the school's new principal,
Frank Jones, and promised the
rest of the students will return
in time for the minister's arrival.
However, this does not mean
the parents' protest is over, and
she said they will be "looking
for answers" from Mr Bannister
to fully explain why Ms Deal
and Ms Collins had to be trans-
ferred.
Even as the ministry said it
was acting in the best interests
of the children in the Eleuthera
school district amidst concerns


over child sex abuse allegations,
many parents are staunchly
supportive of the school's for-
mer administrators and are
demanding clarification of how
their transfer can be justified.
The pair of administrators at
the school were moved last
week by the Ministry of Edu-
cation as part of what it
described as an effort "predi-
cated on the provision of equi-
table leadership for the schools
of the district", in the face of
ongoing concern over the child
sex claims.
None of the administrators
shifted within the Eleuthera
school district were accused of
being involved in perpetrating
abuse. However, The Tribune
understands that most were
moved as a consequence of the
Ministry of Education needing
to fill the vacancy left when
District Superintendent
Rudolph Smith was order to go


on extended leave while the
ministry investigates whether
he lived up to his duties as the
abuse allegations emerged in
the area.
"The education of all our stu-
dents in a safe and nurturing
environment remains the mis-
sion of the Ministry of Educa-
tion. We are aware that your
children, our students, are the
nation's future," Education offi-
cials said in a statement
released last Friday, in the face
of complaints that the removal
of the administrators and teach-
ers in the middle of the school
year was not in the best interest
of the students who are heading
into their BJCs and BGCSE
exams.
Despite charges brought
against one man, former school
security officer Adrian White,
alleging that he indecently
assaulted eight female students
at North Eleuthera High, par-
ents of students there have con-


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tended that allegations of
more widespread abuse
"have nothing to do with"
their school or the admin-
istrators.
In the meantime, it has
been alleged that a guid-
ance counsellor assigned to
North Eleuthera High
School, Patrice Miller, has
returned to New Provi-
dence after fearing for her
safety in North Eleuthera
in the face of alleged death
threats.
Ms Miller had been sta-
tioned in Eleuthera since
last year where she was
responsible for "crisis inter-
vention" with students deemed
to be at risk emotionally and
socially due to possible abuse.
Nine Eleuthera students have
attempted to commit suicide
since September 2009.
Mr Bannister declined to
comment on her return to the
capital yesterday, and would
not say if or when she may be
replaced
Yesterday PTA President Ms
Bethel said she was "surprised"
to hear of reports that Ms
Miller has also left the school.
"We don't know anything
about it. The PTA has nothing
to do with that part, I know her
name came up in a lot of stuff


that was being done here, but
with threats and stuff I don't
know about that.
"In all our protests we did it
with no violence," said Ms
Bethel.
Asked whether she consid-
ered the loss of the counsellor a
major setback for the school,
Ms Bethel said "it's an issue
but not a major one. The major
one right now is that they took
away our Ms Collins, the BJC
social studies and BGCSE his-
tory teacher and haven't
replaced her. We are missing a
teacher."


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010, PAGE 3


Trial date set for inmates




charged over prison break


By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net
THREE prison inmates
charged in the deadly Janu-
ary 2006 prison break are
expected to stand trial in
July.
Forrester Bowe, Barry Par-
coi and Corey Hepburn
appeared before Senior Jus-
tice Anita Allen yesterday to
have a date fixed for the com-
mencement of their trial in
the Supreme Court.
The three men are charged
with the murder of prison
Corporal Dion Bowles and
also face charges of causing
grievous harm and escape.
In May 2006, a seven-mem-
ber jury in the Coroner's
Court found the inmates were
jointly responsible for Cor-
poral Bowles' death on Janu-
ary 17, 2006.
Bowles, 38, was stabbed to
death during the early morn-
ing uprising at the prison,
which left two other prison
officers - Kenneth Sweeting
and David Armbrister -
injured. Corporal Bowles had
been making a check of cell
block C in the maximum
security facility that morning.
The jury had also found
prison officer Sandy Mackey
responsible for causing the
death of escaped inmate Neil
Brown while he was in cus-
tody on a prison transport bus
in the vicinity of Yamacraw


By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net
THE Broadcasting Corpo-
ration of the Bahamas has
refuted allegations of plans to
dismiss more than 140 ZNS
employees as part of a
restructuring exercise next
month.
However, the BCB board
does have a strategy in place
to let 40 to 60 employees go in
the transition to make ZNS
an independent public service
broadcaster as determined in
the 2009 Communications
Act.
Fears more than 100 line
staff and 40 managers would
lose their jobs in March were
said to be gripping nervous
employees by an anonymous
ZNS manager.
The manager also claimed
there were plans to close the
Grand Bahama office.
But the BCB board insists
their proposals for the
inevitable restructuring esti-
mates a staffing reduction of
no more than 60 employees,
and the time frame and
methodology for achieving
this has yet to be established.
Proposals were discussed
with union leaders last month
and forwarded to the minister
with responsibility for com-
munications, Tommy Turn-
quest, to be discussed and
approved by Cabinet.
Mr Turnquest has not yet
rejected or accepted the pro-
posals, the BCB maintains.
Meanwhile, union leaders
are encouraging ZNS employ-
ees to remain calm.
Bahamas Communications
and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU) president Bernard
Evans said there has been
some panic among younger
staff members who have
mortgages and school fees to
pay, and fear they will not
find employment in the cur-
rent job market.
But he is trying to negotiate
employment for those let go
from ZNS elsewhere in the
public service, and he encour-
ages staff to save money and
gain training in the meantime.
Mr Evans said there may
be up to 80 job cuts made in
the summer, adding that he
will remain in communication
with BCB chairman Michael
Moss throughout the process.
"We continue to monitor
the situation," Mr Evans said.
"We don't hide anything from
our members, and we hope
this will ride out by the mid-
dle of this summer.
"Every step of the way we
will hold their hands and walk
them through."
Bahamas Communications


Road on the morning of Jan-
uary 17, 2006.
Brown was on death row at
the time, having been con-
victed of the 2000 murder of
Anglican Archbishop William
Thompson.
The three inmates were
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court in April 2007 and sub-
sequently their case was fast-
tracked to the Supreme Court
by way of voluntary bill of
indictment. Attorney Keod
Smith, who represents Bowe
and Hepburn, said in court
yesterday that he did not feel
as though it was possible for
the matter to proceed in light
of the fact that attorneys for
Mackey had obtained a "stay"
of execution of the verdict
pronounced by the Coroner's
Court jury. That stay, he said,
had been granted pending a
hearing of a notice of motion
filed on Mackey's behalf.
Mr Smith submitted that
the stay prevents his clients
from properly presenting their
case as they would be unable
to rely on the evidence that
came out in the inquest. Mr
Smith told the court that he
will also seek to file a consti-
tutional motion on behalf of
his clients.
He later said that he
intends to file that motion in
two weeks time. Attorney
Terrel Butler, who represents
Barry Parcoi by way of
Crown brief, said that her
client may also seek to join in


and Public Managers Union
(BCPMU) president William
Carroll told The Tribune he
has every confidence man-
agers will be reassigned with-
in the organisation.
He said talks with the BCB
gave no indication of job cuts
for his members.
"It is still up in the air," he
said. "All of that is just spec-
ulation but there is nothing
official; I guess the govern-
ment will come to us when-
ever it is time. And I believe
the government is a caring
government and will do their
best to protect employees."
ZNS currently has 242
employees and an average of
three managers for each
member of staff.
Mr Turnquest spoke out
about the need for a critical
review of the staffing struc-
ture in May last year, to
ensure an effective transition
to public service broadcast-
ing.
The BCB receives nearly
$12 million a year from the
Public Treasury and competes
with the private sector for
advertising revenue.


BARRY PARCOI (far left) and Corey Hepburn (far right) leave
court in 2007.


on the constitutional motion
which should be heard before
the start of the trial. The trial
of the three inmates has been
set for July 19 to 30. Deputy


Director of Public Prosecu-
tions Cheryl Grant-Bethel,
Gavin Gaskin and Yolande
Rolle appeared for the prose-
cution yesterday.


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To help Haiti is to help the Bahamas


AT LAST The Bahamas and Haitian
governments are starting to talk sense. A
proposal is now on the table to strengthen
trade relations, particularly in agriculture,
between the two countries.
There is nothing new in these proposals,
but at least they now appear to be on the
front burner for consideration and action,
rather than gathering dust in some ministe-
rial in-file.
Recently Foreign Affairs Minister Brent
Symonette was in Haiti for discussions,
which included the importation of fruits and
vegetables from Haiti.
Apparently, the Haitian government
made its pitch. It is now awaiting a counter
proposal from the Bahamas government.
"We are working on trade. I think the
best way sometimes to help is to allow trade
instead of just giving things. Export mar-
kets create new jobs in the country, not out-
side," said Haitian Ambassador Harold
Louis Joseph.
Mr Joseph noted that for some time there
has been an informal trade in agriculture
and crafts from Haiti to the Bahamas. In
our early teens when a summer guest of the
Ericksons who created the salt industry at
Inagua, we remember the Haitian trade in
mangoes. Small boats from Haiti, laden with
mangoes, would arrive in Mathew Town.
The boatmen had so many mangoes for sale
that many of them fell into the ocean and
came bobbing to shore with residents run-
ning to the beach to collect them. It was
quite a sight.
Even today in our downtown market
there is much Haitian craft, especially wood
carvings, and whenever a Haitian art exhi-
bition has been held, their work has been
outstanding.
About 50 years ago we recall a gentle-
man, who had visited Haiti with his wife,
commenting that Haitians would never
starve. He was impressed that wherever one
went in Haiti at that time, a raised hand to a
tree would provide a succulent fruit.
However, this disastrous earthquake in
Port-au-Prince - a capital built for 50 thou-
sand persons, overcrowded with three mil-
lion - revealed a dramatic shift in popula-
tion, hence so many deaths. Apparently,
thousands of Haitians deserted their farms to
find employment in Port-au-Prince. Defor-
estation, and slash and burn farming has
destroyed much of the land, and so even in
this, Haitians will need help.
A few days after the disaster, CNN


showed a flotilla of small boats leaving Port-
au-Prince. "Oh, look!" exclaimed several
Bahamians, "they are already on their way to
the Bahamas!" Not a bit of it. They were
escaping Port-au-Prince for Haiti's farm-
lands in the north. And so a devastated city
is forcing a movement back to the farms.
This will probably be Haiti's future. If the
Bahamas transfers its purchasing practices to
Haiti it will not only help Haiti, but also our
foreign exchange, and lower the cost of fruits
and vegetables in our own markets.
It is now suggested that the best way to
control illegal immigration from Haiti is to
establish an employment agency and bring in
Haitians on contract - something that will
please the serious Bahamian farmer, who
has difficulty finding enough Bahamians -
even in these tough times - to work the
farms.
But there is nothing new even in this
idea.
The late Sir Roland Symonette - father
of Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette
- while Premier of the Bahamas sent a note
around to his colleagues inviting them to a
meeting at which this very topic was to be
discussed. He felt even then - in the late
fifties, early sixties - that a "Contract" sim-
ilar to the one the Bahamas had with the
US during World War II would solve what
he foresaw as a growing Haitian immigration
problem.
Apparently, his idea got nowhere. Other
than sending a copy of the note to us, we
heard no more of it.
There was a particular hue and cry from
Bahamian farmers in 2006 during the
Christie administration when farmers with
large tracts of land complained bitterly
because, said one, he needed 500 workers on
his farm, but in 15 years he could not get a
permit for even one. He could not get
Bahamians, and by the time he had to pay
exorbitant work permit fees, National Insur-
ance and all the other requirements to keep
his farm operational, he was quickly being
squeezed off the land.
If this country is to feed itself, and reduce
the foreign exchange spent on imports, the
Bahamian farmer has to be encouraged, and
his operational costs have to be reduced.
A trade agreement with Haiti to supple-
ment what is not grown here, and to provide
the labour to fill the need of our farmers, not
only will help Haiti get back on its feet, but
will certainly help Bahamians feed them-
selves.


Haiti depression




fuels Bahamian




aggression


EDITOR, The Tribune.

Just a word to the wise: One
must always treat your neigh-
bours as you would expect to
be treated.
Remember: Great people
talk about ideas, goals, possi-
bilities, positivities and one
fueled with motivation.
Average people talk about
things like: I should have, things
I would have, things I could
have and things I want to have
and do little to achieve it.
Small minded people talk
about other people's business,
other people's demises and
often times laugh and be merry
and leave their own problems
to become a "sore" to society.
I am just saying this to say
that I am really sick and tired of
hearing such a Christian nation
condemn what the Bahamian
government did for an already
depressed nation. Haiti after


going through such a tragic
ordeal of an 7.1 earthquake.
This really has proven to me
that some persons just do not
have a heart at all.
We all came from God, one
Lord, so why as a region we are
always bellowing out negativity
about each other. Why can't we
come together, remember uni-
ty is strength, and more voices
are heard better than one echo-
ing.
Come on, come on Bahami-
ans stop treating foreigners that
way, they are human beings like
us. Thank God our country is in
a better off position. God cre-
ated all of us, it does not matter
what language we speak, what
country we are from or the


colour of our skin. Just don't
forget that all of us will die one
day so let's all live in love and
unity like my album and song
title is "Love and Unity".
By the way it hurt me to hear
how people calling Real Talk
Live and Jones Communication
Talk Show, passing these
unnecessary remarks about the
Haitians, after suffering
through an earthquake in Haiti
on January 12, 2010.
I still can't believe this is sup-
posed to be a Christian nation,
with no type of moral feelings
for others. But, I am truly glad
to know people like DJ Coun-
sellor and others are organiz-
ing concerts to raise funds for
the earthquake victims in Haiti.

MONTY SWEAT
Gospel Artist
(Contributor)
Nassau,
January 25, 2010.


The United Association of


Haitians in the Bahamas


EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE United Association of
Haitians in the Bahamas have
been involved in the Haitian
community for the past 15
years, where they have sought
to assist with the social well-
being of the Haitians living in
the Bahamas.
In light of the earthquake cri-
sis in Haiti, the United Associ-
ation of Haitians in the
Bahamas on behalf of the
Haitians in Haiti and the
Bahamas will like to extend a
heartfelt thank you to the
Bahamians; Haitians and other
nationals residing in the
Bahamas for responding to
assist Haiti in this time of crises.
We will also like to commend
and to make mention as a spe-
cial thank you to the govern-
ment of the Bahamas; business
institutions; church organisa-
tions; event organizers; learn-
ing institutions and all the
meaningful associations that
have responded in a humani-
tarian effort in regard to this
matter.
The United Association of
Haitians in the Bahamas has
had the privilege thus far to
meet with the various organi-
sations assisting the Haitians in
Haiti. We, the Association,
have sought to make it our
responsibility to co-ordinate a


"Direct Aid Programme" for
the victims of the earthquake
in Haiti. This programme will
be launched to further assist
with distribution of the much
needed goods directly into the
hands of the victims of the
earthquake. The Association
will work along with the net-
works in Haiti which we have
been grateful to establish over
the past years of the Associa-
tion's existence in the Bahamas.

Our intentional goal is to
guarantee the individuals who
have been compassionate in
their giving towards the relief
efforts of the earthquake that
which they have donated will
be given directly to a victim of
the earthquake in Haiti. The
United Association of Haitians
in the Bahamas have already
begun the necessary ground
work in recording of names and
locations of victims, identifying
the needs of victims and arrang-
ing transportation to deliver the
goods directly to these victims
in Haiti.
We the Association have tak-
en this as our sole responsibili-
ty to assure the giving commu-
nity that their donating efforts
will not be sabotage by any oth-
er objective means by unau-
thorised affiliations. We also
propose to make available a
report in the upcoming months


on all the activities involved in
the "Direct Aid Programme".
The "Direct Aid Programme"
will also benefit all other organ-
isations and associations in
identifying the individuals
whom they will be seeking to
assist in Haiti.
Despite the earthquake
which shook the grounds in
Haiti, the soul of the Haitian
people will never break. When
we were given the news that
the sky fell and the earth broke
in Haiti; we determined in our
hearts that together we shall
rebuild Haiti so that it will not
break anymore. Individuals and
organizations who are still
meaningful in their giving, may
do so to the Association by
placing funds in the Account#-
0201183663 at the First
Caribbean Bank locations
and/or you may also contact the
Association at 242-356-5617 for
direct available assistance and
to retrieve more information
about us and other partnering
organizations. Again, thank you
for all your efforts.
For His Glory.

DR ANTOINE
ST LOUIS
President of the
United Association
of Haitians
in the Bahamas
January, 2010


Playing environmental catch-up


EDITOR, The Tribune.

NOW that our PM has been
to the World Environmental
Summit in Copenhagen, have
we begun to catch up with the


rest of the world when it comes
to being environmentally
friendly?
I see workers busily shovel-
ing in to be added to our
already over flowing dump.


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How is this sensible?
We still allow the cruise ships
to dump their garbage here for
pennies, ridiculous!
Jitneys, trucks and other
vehicle continue to be re-
licensed each year despite the
fact their cloud of fumes makes
it impossible for other drivers to
see where they are going.
We buy water in one gallon
jugs, when we should be able
to bring the same bottles in and
refill them, just as we do for
five gallons (thinking of old
people and those with ailments
who cannot cope with the five
gallons).
Our supermarkets happily
pack our groceries in as many
bags as possible even double
bagging a pack of eggs! In oth-
er countries those who do not
use recycled bags are charged
10 cents per bag for the ones
they use from the super mar-
ket.
What type of fuel are we
using in Abaco!
That is a whole new letter!
As is the lack of control on
building breakwaters, such as
the new addition to the very tip
of Paradise Island as you try to
boat past the tip and through
the narrows.
Why aren't we building bicy-
cle lanes into all these new
roads so that people have the
safe option to ride to work?
Can we please look to coun-
tries such as the Maldives, who
like us, are low lying islands,
threatened by rising water, for
ideas to be pro-active in a situ-
ation which frankly will be the
demise of this Bahamaland.
Let's band together and do it
now.
Because unless you live in a
double story house and are pre-
pared to live like a Venetian,
you are out of luck!

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Nassau,
January 25, 2010.


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010, PAGE 5


LOCALN


Bahamas and Haiti closer to



stronger trade relationship


Plans including importing of

fruit and vegetables still active


By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas is respond-
ing favourably to a proposal
submitted by the Haitian
government to strengthen
trade relationships between
the two countries, particu-
larly in the agricultural sec-
tor.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette said a del-
egation from the Ministry of
Agriculture visited Haiti in
December to further plans
that include importing fruits
and vegetables. This initia-
tive is still active.
Haitian Ambassador
Harold Louis Joseph said his
government is now waiting
on a counter proposal from
the Bahamas.
"We are working on trade.
I think the best way some-
times to help is to allow
trade instead of just giving
things. Export markets cre-
ate new jobs in the country,
not outside," the ambassador
said.
Mr Harold said trade
between the Bahamas and
Haiti in agriculture and
crafts is currently not for-
mally organised or practiced
on a wide scale. A formal
memorandum of under-
standing between the two
governments would change
this.
Haiti and the Bahamas
have a history of trade rela-
tionships in agriculture. Haiti
was largely responsible for
supplying the Bahamas with
food during World War II.
Haitians also contributed sig-
nificantly to the development
of agricultural enterprises in


the southern Bahamas.
Godfrey Eneas, former
director of Agriculture and
Bahamas Ambassador to the
Food and Agriculture
Organisation of the United
Nations, said Haiti supplied
the Bahamas with pigeon
peas, bananas, cassava, man-
gos a range of products
between the 1940s and 1960s.
The idea of fostering trade
relations as a strategy to
tackle illegal immigration is a
notion fully endorsed by
some Bahamians, who say
the controlled inflow of Hait-
ian nationals into the country
on worker exchange pro-
grammes, for example, could
be beneficial to both coun-
tries.
"One of the best and most
practical ways to stem ille-
gal immigration is to set up a
situation of contract work-
ers. Why not set up in the
private sector an employ-
ment agency and bring peo-
ple in on labour contracts,"
said Dr Eugene Newry, for-
mer Ambassador to Haiti.
Dr Newry said the
Bahamas benefitted from a
similar arrangement with the
United States during World
War II. He said under a con-
tract worker programme,
employers would bear the
cost of managing the tempo-
rary workers. They would
pay to bring the workers into
the country and transport
them out. They would be
responsible for housing,
insurance, visas and all relat-
ed expenses, which would
improve the standard of liv-
ing for Haitian workers.
He said creative arrange-
ments could be structured
for compensation. Payment


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could be divided into three
installments - one third is
paid directly to the worker,
one third is sent back to
Haiti in remittances, one
third is kept by the govern-
ment and invested. The
investment money - princi-
pal, dividends and interest -
would be paid to the worker
at the time of their depar-
ture back to Haiti.
"When you have people in
the political arena who are
not statesmen and
stateswomen, many of their
decisions are not based on
the national interests. Politi-
cians generally look to the
next election, where a states-
man and stateswoman looks
to the next general," said Dr
Newry.
"The contract idea must
eventually win over the opin-
ion of the people because it
is our best way to keep ille-
gal immigrants out of the
country," he said.


Swine flu vaccine shipment


has been drastically reduced


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - The
Bahamas government has
drastically reduced the HIN1
vaccine shipment for the
country from 250,000 to
30,000 doses, according to
Health Minister Dr Hubert
Minnis.
Dr Minnis said the govern-
ment's decision was based on
trends observed in larger
countries of the world.
"We were ordering about
250,000 doses and now it is
only 30,000," he said while
visiting Grand Bahama over
the weekend.
"France for example had
ordered 95 million vaccines
and it has a population of 64
million.
"Out of that 95 million
they were only able to give
five million to its popula-
tion which meant that
another 90 million were not
dispensed.
"Looking at world patterns
we cannot afford to fall into
that category and we cannot
afford to waste not even one
dollar," said Dr Minnis.
He reported that the gov-
ernment has spent some
$250,000 for the first ship-
ment of some 30,000 doses of
the vaccine.
The minister said that the
elderly, pregnant women, and
children with comprised
immune systems will be given
priority.
The government expects to
commence dispensing the
vaccines sometime next week.
The Centre for Disease
Control (CDC) in the United
States has recommended that
people at highest risk for
complications from the virus,
or those caring for high risk
individuals receive the vac-
cine first. The US Food and
Drug Administration (FDA)
has approved the use of one
dose of vaccine against 2009
H1N1 influenza virus for per-
sons 10 years of age and old-
er.
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are six months through nine


years of age, two doses of the
vaccine are recommended.
These two doses should be
separated by four weeks.
Infants younger than six
months of age are too young


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people who are allergic to
eggs might be at risk of aller-
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almost $7 million, the FNM's
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pack when it comes to the
personal assets of candidates
running in the upcoming Eliz-
abeth by-election.
Dr Sands, a surgeon by
profession, declared his total
assets to be worth $6.785,000
- $3.3 million of it in real
estate - while his liabilities
were $1,680,000.
The FNM candidate stat-
ed that he has a total income
of $513,000.
He is followed, perhaps
surprisingly, by a candidate
from one of the smaller par-
ties.
Business consultant and the
Bahamas Democratic Move-
ment's (BDM) candidate
Cassius Stuart declared his
net worth to be $1,159,000.
Mr Stuart stated that he has
a total income of $143,000.
He is followed by the PLP's
candidate Ryan Pinder, a tax
attorney, who declared his net
worth to be $432,028, with
$1,158,395 in total assets,
$726, 367 in liabilities and an
income of $220,000 a year.


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Party's Rodney Moncur with
a net worth of $152,886.
Mr Moncur, a taxi driver,
declared that his total assets
are worth $220,286 - $200,000
of it in real estate.
His liabilities amount to
$67,400 and his total income is
$615.
He also stated that he is in
debt to the Bahamas Mort-
gage Corporation to the tune
of $1,200 and owes the
Bahamas Electricity Corpo-
ration $1,200.
The National Development
Party (NDP) candidate Dr
Andre Rollins has a net worth
of $142,750.
His assets amount to
$950,450 and his liabilities to
$807,700. Dr Rollins, a ortho-
dontist, as an income of
$80,000.


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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CRUISER LIGHTS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd 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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NOTICE
APEX VALLEY INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





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NEW LATTA
INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
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on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
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PAGE 6, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010


THE TRIBUNE


LOCALNWI


Thieves target 66


n homes in one week

FROM page one

crimes," said head of the Central Detective Unit Superinten-
dent Leon Bethel. "We have identified several rings, these per-
sons are not operating in one area, sometimes on foot, sometimes
on vehicle. They may go from area to area that they do not live
in, take people's property and go and sell them in another area."
"It is very disturbing that you leave your home to go to work,
when you return you cannot even find some place to walk. Your
entire house is torn up, it is very disturbing to members of the
public and we feel your pain and we are going to do something
about that," Mr Bethel said.
Police believe that some of the suspected housebreakers were
released from prison last year and have teamed up with other
criminals on their break-in sprees.
They hope that when these suspects are nabbed the country's
crime rate will decrease as well, explaining that many house-
breakers graduate to armed robbery and other serious crimes.
Meantime Supt Stephen Dean, officer-in-charge of the Nation-
al Crime Prevention Office, advised homeowners to invest in bur-
glary alarms and take extra steps to make it harder for criminals
to enter their homes.
Police want to question five men in connection with their
investigation. They are Ricardo Stanley Moss, 25, of Ridgeland
Park; Reno Darren Holbert, 18, of Ross Avenue and Montel
Heights; Charles Edward Cunningham, 21, of Palm Beach Street;
Gary Sweeting, 65, of Zion Blvd; and Fred Harold Miller, 40, of
2nd Street, The Grove.
Anyone with information into these investigations should call
the Central Detective Unit at 502-9930, Crime Stoppers at 328-
8477 or the Police Control Room at 322-3333.


FROM page one Robber shot


is not that we are scared or any-
thing, it is just that we are tired."
No customers were present at
the 24-hour gas station during the
robbery. The station was closed as
police investigated and reopened
after 2 am.
The Wulff Road station was
the target of several armed rob-
beries towards the end of 2009.
In one incident, an employee was
gun-butted by the robber.
Robberies are not limited to
late night attacks, as there was an
incident in broad daylight, accord-


ing to Texaco retailer, Ethan
Moss.
"I don't know that it is our par-
ticular station that is targeted, but
I think stations on the whole are
vulnerable. We are working with
the police to try to make stations
as safe as possible," said Mr Moss.
Security is a major expense for
the station. Mr Moss said securi-
ty technology is used, private
firms are employed, as well as the
police association.
"The incident last night says it
all. Security is critical. We have to


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on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
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COTTINPORT ASSETS
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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
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FROM page one Call for protection
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southwest coast of Great Aba-
co to be made a no-build area.
But when they heard no
word of receipt, the group
resubmitted the application
which is now being researched,
said Director of Lands and Sur-
veys Alexander Flowers.
He said: "It involves some
research as the area they're
talking about is an area that we
are trying to find a map to
match it so we can make an
informed recommendation to
the Office of the Prime Minister
for consideration."
AFFGA wants to ensure
immediate and long-term pro-
tection of the rich biodiversity
in the area's creek systems and
flats enriched by a February
2008 creek restoration project
which trebled fish production
in 18 months.
The group's 22 fishing guide
members, including 11 who are
Bahamian certified, maintain
the area fits perfectly with the
Prime Minister's criteria for the
disposition of Crown Land as
the creek systems and shallow
banks used by fishing guides
hold environmental, cultural
and economic significance.
A number of bonefishing
lodges are going up in the area
to enhance Abaco's $4 million a
year bonefishing industry dri-


lor LrOWn Land
bonefish habitats
ven by AFFGA members and
22 non-member guides.
The woods, beaches and
waters are also used recre-
ationally by locals who were
familiarised with the area and
the importance of wetlands by
taking part in the restoration
project spear-headed by local
non-profit group Friends of the
Environment (FRIENDS).
Nearly 300 students worked
alongside community groups
and local businesses to help
remove encroaching mangroves
and instal culverts underneath
the Cross Harbour Creek
causeway blocking water flow,
and expand the creek system
by 150 acres.
A groundbreaking study by
Florida International Univer-
sity scientists then proved the
movement of fish from man-
grove to coral reef habitats and
a significant increase in several
species of fish at Cross Harbour
Creek.
FRIENDS maintains the
tidal creek and wetland system
near the Abaco National Park
is one of the most important in
South Abaco and a primary
nursery area which should be
considered a priority for con-
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do it in today's society. We try to
follow the prescribed safest way
we know to protect ourselves. We
just try to coach our staff in the
best way we know how. I think
the staff did what they thought
was best," said Mr Moss.
Staff members are coached to
deal with robberies. They are
instructed to do nothing to pro-
voke robbers, to follow instruc-
tions and not to create anxiety.
Mr Moss is satisfied with how
helpful the police have been in
ongoing conversations about
security issues. He said they are
actively engaged in trying to mon-
itor the security situation.


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LAKE ASIA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





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GLASS OCEAN INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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LANRIDGE HOLDINGS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
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THE TRIBUNE


*OCAL NEWS I


FROM page one
sary public disclosures which are demand-
ed by the Constitution of any candidate
who wishes to be eligible to be elected to
the House of Assembly.
The fringe party leader said Dr Sands
should "act honourably and drop out of
the bye-election forthwith."
Speaking at a press conference, Mr
Moncur said: "Dr Duane Sands, although
in full violation of one of the fundamental
rules of free and fair elections, is a candi-
date in the up-coming election.
"This amounts to a grave travesty of
democracy perpetrated on all the Bahami-
an people by the Free National Move-
ment under Hubert Ingraham. Dr Duane
Sands should disassociate himself from
this shameful disgrace, withdraw from the
race and return to his medical practice
which this country so desperately needs."
Mr Moncur said he would be prepared
to "ask the public to help fund us in taking
the matter to a constitutional court" if the
FNM candidate did not comply.
However, Dr Sands and FNM Chair-
man Carl Bethel yesterday dismissed the
charge, asserting that the FNM candidate
has done all that is legally required of him
as a candidate.
Dr Sands said Mr Moncur's accusation
made him "smile", adding that he found it
a "very creative concept" but one that
ultimately has no impact on his chances of
being elected as the area's MP.
He said he has "no plans to withdraw."
Meanwhile, Mr Bethel said he consult-
ed with an attorney and Queen's Counsel
on Mr Moncur's proposition.
"He looked at the law and the inter-
pretation of the words, and he said it is not
an issue," said the Chairman.
The basis of Mr Moncur's contention is
that Article 48, section 1(J) of the Consti-
tution demands a candidate who is under
contract with the Government for any
purpose - for example, having a compa-
ny or shares in a company which provides
goods or services to the Government, as
Dr Sands does -must make a declaration
of the same by way of official gazette in
the newspaper over a month before the
election takes place, in this case "on or
before January 17, 2010."
In the disclosure of assets of all candi-
dates publicised in the Government Notice
of Nomination gazetted on Monday, Dr
Sands revealed that he "owns shares in a
medical company which has a contract
with the Bahamas government to provide


Candidate claims Police investigate claims that senior PLPs 'bought votes'


RODNEY MONCUR points to the decla-
ration of assets made by Dr Duane Sands
in the official gazette.

cancer treatment services."
Mr Moncur says it was upon seeing this
that he first realized Dr Sands had failed to
make the necessary prior disclosure that
he alleges the constitution asks for.
Article 48, section one, subsection J of
the constitution states: "No person shall be
qualified to be elected as a member of
the House of Assembly who is interested
in any government contract and has not
disclosed the nature of such contract and
of his interest therein by publishing a
notice in the gazette within one month
before the day of election."
Mr Moncur refuted suggestions that
the words "within one month before" the
election would mean in the four weeks
immediately prior to the election rather
than "over a month before" this time.
He also dismissed the possibility that
his position on Dr Sands' eligibility would
be any less valid given the fact the election
writ was issued on January 20, 2010, and
the election was called for February 16
meaning that Dr Sands would never have
been able to meet the disclosure require-
ments Mr Moncur claimed the Constitu-
tion calls for as there was less than a
month left until the election when it was
first announced.
The Worker's Party candidate, sur-
rounded by his party's chairman Alan
Strachan and deputy secretary general
Neil Stubbs, suggested that returning offi-
cer, Director of Immigration Jack Thomp-
son, was delinquent in his duties on the
day of nominations - January 29 - when
he failed to demand evidence of Dr Sands
that he had previously gazetted the dis-
closure about the government contract.
* SEE PAGE FIVE


FROM page one

Democratic Leader Cassius Stu-
art, a hopeful in the upcoming
Elizabeth by-election, last Thurs-
day. While publicly outlining the
allegations yesterday, Mr Stuart
also accused members of the Free
National Movement of attempt-
ing to tip the by-election scales in
their favour. He claimed he is still
gathering proof to back up his
allegations against the FNM
before he turns it over to the
police.
Both major parties have denied
allegations of voter fraud in the
by-election and insisted they are
running clean campaigns.
Meantime, the FNM said it was
actively investigating the status of
at least 70 voters who registered in
Elizabeth "with the assistance of
PLP operatives" just before the
voter registry was closed, although
they do not reside in the con-
stituency.
In a statement released last
night, the FNM asserted that these
voters do not live in the con-
stituency. Their right to vote will
be contested on election day, said
the statement.
"No amount of bombastic and
name-calling press conferences
from the PLP will prevent the
FNM from ensuring that the law is
followed and that only duly qual-
ified residents of the Elizabeth
Constituency are permitted to
vote," said the FNM.
As for Mr Stuart's allegations,
he claims to have information that
high-ranking PLPs have allegedly
paid people from the Englerston
community and other areas $100
to register to vote in the Elizabeth
constituency.
These persons were allegedly
promised another $100 after they
cast their votes.
He believes these persons are
among the 700 plus new registered


CASSIUS STUART speaks to the
media yesterday.
voters in Elizabeth, many of whom
he claims were bused into the area
to register at the last minute. Mr
Stuart could not specifically say
how many persons were allegedly
paid off but estimated that "it
could be hundreds of individuals."
"A week ago we received infor-
mation about persons out of dif-
ferent constituencies who were
bused into the Elizabeth con-
stituency to register to vote," he
claimed at a press conference yes-
terday.
"We have received some names
and information on these individ-
uals who have been paid to regis-
ter to vote and paid to vote by the
PLP party and we also received
information that the FNM is
engaging in such activities."
Yesterday, Assistant Commis-
sioner Glenn Miller confirmed
that a police investigation has
been launched into Mr Stuart's


claims.
Up to press time, police had not
substantiated these allegations.
"Some information was passed
onto me which we certainly will
be looking into but we wouldn't be
able to substantiate anything as
yet," said ACP Miller. "We need
to first determine whether there is
in fact an actual complaint, estab-
lish a complaint."
Mr Stuart's allegations came a
day after National Security Min-
ister Tommy Turnquest claimed
to identify some of the 700 plus
new voters on the Elizabeth reg-
ister as PLP operatives illegally
registering in the area. These ear-
lier allegations were refuted by
the PLP as "groundless."
Yesterday PLP Chairman
Bradley Roberts emphatically
denied any knowledge of the fresh
allegations.
"It certainly isn't at my level,"
he said.
Still he welcomed a police
investigation into the allegations
while calling on Mr Stuart to pro-
vide names of the persons sus-
pected of being involved.
"I say amen to that and he has
done the proper thing. I wish
Tommy Turnquest, when he made
the stupid allegations, had did the
same thing as well.
"But anybody who transgress
the law that's what should hap-
pen and let the chips fall where
they may," Mr Roberts said.
To avoid a "disaster" on Feb-
ruary 16, Mr Stuart wants the by-
election postponed to allow police
and the Parliamentary Commis-
sioner Errol Bethel time to inves-
tigate these claims and weed out
ineligible voters.
Mr Bethel declined to comment
on Mr Stuart's claims yesterday.
When pressed on the status of
his department's investigation into
alleged voter fraud, he would only
say, "We have not finished what
we are doing."


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-Big Red Machine rout Falcons-


By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

TOP seeded teams in the
Junior divisions of the BAISS
basketball league kept their
undefeated streaks alive and
advanced to their respective
championships series with rel-
ative ease yesterday as the
playoffs got underway at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

#1 ST AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE
BIG RED MACHINE - 70
#4 JORDAN PRINCE WILLIAM
FALCONS - 33
* Anthony Pratt set the
tone for the pennant winners
in the opening quarter and
the Big Red Machine
remained untested with yet
another blowout win to earn a
championship berth.


Comets beat Suns,


remain undefeated


The dominant post player
scored 14 in the opening quar-
ter and finished with a game
high 25 points to go along
with 11 rebounds and four
blocks.
Pratt scored seven of his
team's first nine points and
the Big Red Machine reached
an early double digit lead
when Yorick Sands made a
mid range jumper for a 14-4
advantage.
Marvin Josey single-hand-
edly kept the Falcons within
striking distance with a series
of drives to the basket and


acrobatic finishes, but the Big
Red Machine led 18-8 at the
end of the first quarter.
The Big Red Machine
defensive became the story of
the second quarter story as
they forced turnover atfer
turnover with a relentless
halfcort trap.
A steal at half court and
subsequent fast break lay-up
by Sands gave the Big Red
Machine a 30-15 advantage
midway throughout the peri-
od.
The Falcons responded
with a 6-0 run to trim the


deficit to 10, 31-21 with 52
seconds left in the half.
Pratt ended the Falcons run
when he blocked a shot,
grabbed the rebound and
took the ball coast to coast to
finish with a reverse layup.
SAC led 36-21 at the half.
The Big Red Machine
pulled away in the third quar-
ter with Justin Symonette and
Nikita Higgins leading the
way offensively.
The duo scored the team's
first eight points of the quar-
ter and a free throw by
Symonette gave the Big Red
Machine their first 20 point
lead, 45-25 with 2:17 left to
play in the third and they took
a 51-31 lead into the fourth
quarter.
When the regular starters
left the game with 2:33 left to
play, SAC had built a 66-33
lead.


Pratt was one of four SAC
players in double figures
along with Symonette - 18
points, Higgins - 11 points
and Sands -10 points.
Josey led the Falcons with
12 points.

#1 QUEENS COLLEGE COMETS
-36
#4 TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SUNS
- 16
* The Comets led 7-0
before the Suns first reached
the scoreboard and held the
fourth seeds scoreless in the
final quarter as they pulled
away to advance to the finals.
Melissa Wong led the
Comets with a game high 12
points and controlled nearly
every aspect of the game from
the point guard position.
The Comets led 9-2 at the
end of the first quarter and
Wong gave the Comets their


first double figure lead of the
game early in the second
quarter when she successfully
converted a three point play
for a 16-5 lead.
She followed with a steal
and breakaway layup on the
following play and the
Comets led 20-7 at the half.
After an evenly played
third, the Comets led 27-16
headed into the fourth quar-
ter.
The Comets outscored the
Suns 9-0 in the final period to
seal the win.
The results of both
matchups in the senior divi-
sion were unavailable to press
time. In the girls division the
top ranked and undefeated
St. John's College Giants
faced the Comets while in
boys play, top ranked and
undefeated Westminster
Diplomats faced the Giants.


SAC Anthony Pratt goes up for the lay up over Prince William High
School guard Charad Fowler tries to block.





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TRIBUNE SPORTS


PMH to receive proceeds of Marathon Bahamas


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
WITH the deadline for the
registration extended for the
initial Marathon Bahamas,
the organising committee has
announced that the Princess
Margaret Hospital Founda-
tion will be a beneficiary of
the proceeds.
The 26.2 mile road race is
scheduled for Sunday, Feb-
ruary 14, starting at 6 a.m.
from Fort Montagu taking a
route over the Paradise
Island Bridges, along Shirley
Street and all the way to the
Old Fort Bay round-a-bout
and back to the finish at
Arawak Cay.
Brian Moodie, the presi-
dent of principal sponsors
Sunshine Insurance, said
although they have only had
three months putting the
event together, they are very
pleased with the response.
"We are partnering with
the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital and we will be making a
modest donation to the foun-
dation," Moodie said. "We
are pleased with this part-
nership."
Dr. Myles Munroe, the
chairman of the Foundation,
said they are pleased to be
the donor recipient for this


historic event.
"The foundation remains
dedicated to our mission to
help strengthen the hospital's
ability to provide health care
of the highest quality in the
Bahamas and of course
throughout the Caribbean by
purchasing state of the art
medical equipment, and
assist in fostering goodwill
within the community," the
pastor of Bahamas Faith
Ministries said.
Munroe, who was accom-
panied by Coralee Adderley,
the Chief Hospital Adminis-
trator at PHM and board
members Dr. Robin Roberts,
Richard Demeritte, Corrine
Fountain and Leslie Isaacs,
said he hoped that Bahami-
ans everywhere would be
excited about the opportuni-
ty to give back to the com-
munity and continue to find
ways to help sustain the
health of our nation.
Adderley said this was a
very good way to start the
year with another corporate
sponsor coming forth to assist
PMH as a beneficiary because
their needs always surpassed
government's commitment.
"I think it's going to be a
very good weekend as we
think about those we love,"
she said. "It's a good gift to
give back, whether it's in


BRIAN Moodie, president of Sunshine Insurance, makes a point about Marathon Bahamas at a press conference at the Princess Margaret
Hospital yesterday. At left is Dr. Beverton Moxey, the medical director and at right is Dr. Myles Munroe, chairman of PMH Foundation.


leading your time to assist or
in running."
So far, Moodie said they
had received more than 300
registrations, but interested
persons have until midnight
on Monday, February 8 to
sign up for either the full 26.2


marathon, half marathon
13.1 or relay team.
Dr. Beverton Moxey, the
medical director for
Marathon Bahamas, has
assured the public that there
will be sufficient medical
personnel on hand to take


care of all of their medical
injuries suffered during the
event.
"We are planning a safe
race. We are having medical
tents along the course - four
major medical tents and
water stations every two


miles on the course and we
have secured the services of
the Public Health Authories,
Doctor's Hospital and Med-
iback Emergencies," he said.
The local cycling commu-
nity is expected to assist the
organizers on the route.


Star Performers Track


Classic set for Saturday


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
EVERY year since the Star
Trackers Track Club has host-
ed the Baker
Concrete International/Grey-
co Ltd Star Performers Track
Classic, the participation lev-
el has swelled.
Now in its seventh year, the
classic is set for Saturday, Feb-


ruary 6, starting at 9 a.m. at
the Thomas A. Robinson
Track and Field Stadium
under the patronage of Gold-
en Girl Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie and Leevan
'Superman' Sands.
Star Trackers' head coach
David Charlton said they are
expecting athletes in from
Grand Bahama, Exuma,
Andros, Abaco, Cat Island,
Eleuthera, San Salvador,


Crooked Island, Barbados
and Jamaica.
Sands, the fourth place fin-
isher at the 12th IAAF World
Championships in Berlin,
Germany in August, will be
putting on an exhibition in the
triple jump with dynamic twin
brother combo of Lathone
and Lathario Minnis.
A couple of other matchups
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400 metres champion from
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head on against Katrina Sey-
mour, Katherina Smith and
Rashan Brown from Grand
Bahama.
And Antonio Mascoll, last
year's Carifta 800 champion
and World Youth semifinalist
from Barbados will face Aud-
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will be great because we will
have at least 800 competitors
participating," Charlton said.
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Michael Jules, better known
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guest announcer for the meet.
Local musical artists Sammy
Starr and Manifest will all be
performing during the day.
JR McDonald, president of
Baker Concrete International,
said they have been delighted
to be partnered with the Star
Trackers for the past five
years because of their profes-
sionalism that they brought
to the table.
"For us, it's more than just
a track meet. We feel as if
we're helping some young
people make it through this


sports arena," he said. "So for
us, we have always been a
good corporate citizen and
this is a good classy and pro-
fessional club to be involved
with."
Since coming on board,
McDonald said they have
been quite impressed with the
Star Trackers and they have
been able to see an increase in
the participation year after
year.
And he encouraged the
general public to come out
and support the athletes as all
proceeds from the meet will
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exclusively revealed
by Tribune Business
* Developer
'continually discussing'
existing syndicated
loan with Scotiabank
By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Baha Mar yesterday said it
was "in the last stages of final-
ising" the financing for the
$2.6 billion Cable Beach rede-
velopment with its two Chi-
nese partner entities, as it
pledged to appeal a US court
ruling that completely dis-
missed its breach of contract
and other claims against US
gaming giant Harrah's Enter-
tainment.
Robert Sands, Baha Mar's
senior vice-president of gov-
ernmental and external
affairs, also told Tribune Busi-
ness that the Cable Beach
developer was "continually
discussing" with lead arranger
Scotiabank the original syn-
dicated loan it obtained to
purchase its existing proper-
ties from Philip Ruffin.
The comments came after
Tribune Business was told by
sources that Baha Mar was in
the process of refinancing and
paying down on that loan, but
that is not connected to - and
is said not to impact - the
financing arrangements it is
working out with the China
Export-Import Bank and Chi-
na State Construction for the
long-awaited redevelopment
of the Cable Beach strip.
"Baha Mar is close to final-
ising its permanent long-term
financing arrangements with
China Ex-Im Bank and China
State Construction," Mr
Sands confirmed to Tribune
Business.
"Within this context and
this difficult economic cli-
mate, Baha Mar and Scotia-
bank are continually dis-
cussing the financial flexibili-
ty Scotiabank is providing
Baha Mar, as Baha Mar puts
in place the project's perma-
nent long-term financing."
In a statement issued yes-
terday, Baha Mar expressed
its obvious disappointment
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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has
lost a $50,000 per month rev-
enue stream after the landing
station for its fibre optic tele-
coms cable was destroyed in
the Haitian earthquake, with
Tribune Business told yester-
day that figure had been
expected to increase "substan-
tially" by the end of the 2010
first quarter.
Marlon Johnson, BTC's vice-
president of sales and market-
ing, said: "Right now, we had a
DS3 customer on it that was
moving 45 megabytes (MB) of
information on the pipe.
"That was one customer. We
had another two significant cus-
tomers wanting similar, and
another customer wanting a sig-
nificant increase by the end of
the first quarter. That would
probably have increased that
45 MB by at least six to seven
times in terms of customer
capacity on it."
In terms of the revenue earn-
ings BTC had been deriving
from its Bahamas-Haiti fibre
optic cable, Mr Johnson told
Tribune Business: "The total
dollar value would be close to
$50,000 per month in revenues
SEE page 5B


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expected earnings to
increase 'substantially' by
end Q1 2010
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* 'Significant increase' in subscriptions to two other
RoyalFidelity funds
* President predicts non-performing bank loans 'peaked' last
year, and banking sector earnings to improve as re-written
credit returns to performing category in 2010


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Redemption requests from
investors in its flagship $22
million Bahamian investment
fund were "less than one-third
of what they were" at the
2008 year-end, a leading fund
manager/administrator said
yesterday, indicating investor
"fear" was starting to dissi-
pate.
Michael Anderson, Royal-
Fidelity Merchant Bank &
Trust's president, said its 11
year-old RoyalFidelity
Growth & Income Fund had
seen redemption requests in
the 2009 fourth quarter fall to
"less than one-third of what
they were in the 2008 fourth


quarter", indicating Bahamian
investor sentiment towards
the equities in which the fund
was invested is continuing to
recover.
And Mr Anderson added
that the 2009 fourth quarter
redemption requests level was
"less than half of what it was
in the 2009 third quarter".
He told Tribune Business
that the RoyalFidelity
Growth & Income fund,
whose net asset value (NAV)
ended 2009 at $3.12 per share,
had seen "a substantial reduc-
tion in redemptions in the last
quarter of last year, which is
consistent with stock prices"
recovering from their Octo-
ber 2009 lows. It was also in
line with the modest recovery


in Bahamian equity valua-
tions that had continued
through November and
December 2009.
Mr Anderson said
improved investor confidence
had also filtered through to
other investment funds that
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administered, including the
Fidelity Prime Income Fund -
which is invested in fixed-
income securities, such as
preference shares and gov-
ernment bonds - and its Inter-
national Equities Sub-Fund.
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trades on the exchange, its chief
executive told Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday, in a bid to mon- i
itor trends and prevent market
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particularly coming towards the end of the year, we've
introduced a little more rigorous review process,"
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we're reviewing all trades.
SEE page 4B


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yesterday urged by a key
Bahamian rival to Com-
monwealth Brewery/Burns
House to closely scrutinise
Heineken's proposed pur-
chase of 100 per cent own-
ership in both entities,
demanding that the playing
field be kept "level".
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By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net
THE hotel union could
hold its highly-contested
executive board elections at
the end of June, its general-
secretary said yesterday.
Leo Douglas told Tribune
Business that the Bahamas
Hotel, Catering and Allied
Workers Union
(BHCAWU) will attempt to
hold nominations for the
hotly contested seats by the
end of April, and hold gen-
eral elections two months
later.
Mr Douglas said he and
incumbent president, Roy
Colebrooke, have been car-
rying on the union's Busi-
ness since a court order
forced the recent election
winners, Nicole Martin's 'A
Team', to hand control back
to the former executive
board.
He said members have
been receiving their due
allowances since their inter-
im return to office. Mr Dou-
glas said "factions" that
arose within the ranks of the
BHCAWU were responsi-
ble for the melee that has
caused several elections to
be overturned, and declared
null and void, over several
years. Mr Douglas said the
union's ranks has not tradi-
tionally been so broken.


Even as hundreds of
unionised hotel workers lost
their jobs as the economic
downturn forced mass lay-
offs, union factions were
engaged in a war of words
over whether or not enough
was done to save those jobs.
Now, in the shadow of the
disquiet caused by the elec-
tions and the mass layoffs,
Mr Douglas said he and the
executive board are over-
seeing the union until the
next election cycle.
He said the executive has
been happy to see almost
200 workers return to
Atlantis in December, and
the reopening of the Emer-
ald Bay property in Exuma
under the Sandals brand.
The union won another
victory of sorts over its rival,
the Bahamas Hotel, Main-
tenance and Allied Work-
ers Union. A court recently
ruled that the new union's
registration had not been
done correctly, and that its
name too closely resembled
that of the BHCAWU.
The Maintenance Union
had tried to establish itself as
the bargaining agent for
Sandals Royal Bahamian
workers, and was not for-
mally recognized when San-
dals underwent it's layoffs
only weeks after Atlantis
laid off more than 800.
"This country is too small
for two hotel unions," said


Mr Douglas.
He said he was unsure
whether Sandals, Exuma
will be unionised, but added
that the BHCAWU
becomes the bargaining
agent for any hotel worker
when their management
signs on to the Bahamas
Hotel Employers Associa-
tion.
"Sandals (Exuma) may
just accept the hotel workers
union contract," said Mr
Douglas. "Sandals (Nassau)
is a member of the
(Bahamas Hotel Employ-
ers) association."
He said the BHCAWU
encourages it members and
hotel staff to continue to
train, in the event that hard
times befall local resorts
again.
Mr Douglas said that
because hotels have learned
throughout the difficult eco-
nomic times to streamline
their operations, they will
only begin to rehire when
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Fund's redemptions



'less than 1/3 of '08'


FROM page 1B
"started from half-way
through the year [2009] and
have continued very strongly
since then", Mr Anderson
told Tribune Business, with
the International Equities
Sub-Fund experiencing sig-
nificant investor subscriptions
during the latter part of the
year.
The RoyalFidelity presi-
dent said the increased inter-
est in the International Equi-
ties Sub-Fund was generated
by growing Bahamian
investor awareness of the
recovery taking place in inter-
national stock markets, and
the likelihood that the world
economy was starting to
rebound.
However, he pointed out
that by the time many
Bahamian investors had
regained the confidence to
invest internationally, much
of the upside had already
been obtained, as stock mar-
ket rebounds often led recov-
eries in the real economy.
"The investor sentiment
out there has improved quite
significantly to the level where
people do not believe they
have to take the next lowest
price, and people are coming
back into the market," Mr
Anderson said. "Dividend
yields are extremely high, so
people are saying: 'Why sell
it?"
Banking stocks, particular-
ly FirstCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank (Bahamas), but
also Commonwealth Bank,
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national, FINCO and Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas), are vital to
both the Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange's
(BISX) performance and
investor confidence, since
their majority share of mar-
ket capitalisation makes them
the effective 'bellwether' of
the capital markets.


"The investor senti-
ment out there has
improved quite sig-
nificantly to the level
where people do not
believe they have to
take the next lowest
price, and people are
coming back into the
market."

Michael Anderson
Mr Anderson told Tribune
Business yesterday that while
Bahamian bank balance
sheets and income statements
had taken a heavy hit in 2009
from rising non-performing
loans, and loss provisions
associated with this, the sec-
tor's performance this year
was likely to improve as pre-
vious non-accrual loans came
back into the performing cat-
egory. He pointed out that in
2009 the Central Bank of the
Bahamas had instructed com-
mercial banks not to treat re-
written loans as performing
until the borrowers had suc-
cessfully met the new repay-


ment terms for six months.
Many of these loans were set
to complete their probation-
ary period in 2010, and return
to the performing category,
boosting bank earnings lev-
els.
The RoyalFidelity presi-
dent told Tribune Business
that the industry "kind of
peaked in non-performing
loans at the end of last year,
and we will see a recovery in
the market" in 2010.
He added: "Last year, the
banks took significant hits,
and if they refinanced debt,
the Central Bank instructed
that it was not to be included
as a performing loan until it
performed for six months.
"These loans continued to
be treated as non-performing,
impacting bank balance
sheets and debt ratios."
Interest income was
reduced, and loan loss provi-
sions increased, Mr Anderson
said, but this situation looked
like being reversed in 2010 as
re-written loans returned to
the performing category, sup-
porting rising share prices and
earnings in the banking sec-
tor.


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NOTICE

EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION TRINIDAD
(EASTERN OFFSHORE) LIMITED


Creditors having debts or claims against
the above-named Company are required to
send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o
P.O. Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before
24th day of February, A.D., 2010. In default
thereof they will be excluded from the benefit
of any distribution made by the Liquidator.
Dated the 29th day of January, A.D., 2010.


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IN THE ESTATE OF CALVIN GRAHAM,
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any claim or demand against the said estate
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day of February, A.D. 2010 after which date the
Administrator will proceed to distribute the estate
having regard only to the claims of which she
shall have had notice.
AND notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the estate are required to make full
settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

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

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Counsel & Attorney-at-Law
Attorney for the Administratrix
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BISX in 'more rigorous'



share trade reviews


FROM page 1B
"We proactively review
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Tribune Business had con-
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expected earnings results, had
been released to the market.
As a result, they questioned
whether some form of mar-
ket manipulation had taken
place, and whether, for exam-
ple, an institutional investor
with significant Common-
wealth Bank holdings may
have bought up shares on the
open market to drive the
price higher.

Increasing
By increasing the bank's
stock price, their balance
sheet and income statements
would not show - or at least
have minimal - unrealised
gains and losses on their secu-
rities investment holdings.
Mr Davies, though, said
there was no sign of any mar-
ket abuse or manipulation in
relation to December trading
in Commonwealth Bank's
stock.
"It would surprise me if we
did not look at a number of
trades coming towards the
end of the year," he told Tri-
bune Business. "I am antici-
pating that we would have
analysed and reviewed this."
The BISX chief executives
said that companies com-
monly sought to invest excess
cash in higher-yielding invest-
ments towards year-end, and
sought to conduct securities
transactions that had been lin-
gering around to capture
them in the audited financial
statements.
"So for a price to move in a


particular direction towards
the end of the year, it's not
illegal, it doesn't surprise me
and is not something to be
overly concerned about," Mr
Davies added.
Indeed, Commonwealth
Bank's stock has settled in at
the $7 per share mark, with
all 16 sell orders currently in
existence prices at either $6.99
or $7. The two outstanding
buy orders are at $6.76 and
$6.99.
When asked why BISX
instituted its share monitor-
ing system, Mr Davies replied:
"We put it in place because
we wanted to be more rigor-
ous and catch and look at
trends, with a history of
orders, and also review per-
sons behind the transactions
to determine the bona fides
of their orders."
He added that BISX had
been moved to act after
receiving "a query", and trad-
ing patterns were "something
that we wanted to catch, so
we could monitor the various
types of transaction that are
occurring. Let's start doing
this every day".
Mr Davies said the poten-
tial for most mischief occurred
when a company was about
to experience a material
event, such as a results
announcement or key trans-
action, so BISX monitored
both positive and negative
trades in a bid to detect where
an investor may "may have
knowledge of, or information
on, that particular event".


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010, PAGE 5B


Haiti quake costing




BTC $50k monthly


FROM page 1B
that we had on it, and we were
projecting that to go up sub-
stantially again.
"We would have just com-
menced the project in 2009, and
were just ramping up the cus-
tomer base for it.
"We were making some sig-
nificant headway."
While the focus was still very
much on the recovery and
restoration efforts in Haiti, Mr


Johnson said one positive for
BTC was that testing along the
full length of the fibre optic
cable between Inagua and Haiti
revealed that it had not been
damaged and was still in good
working order.
However, the fibre optic
cable's landing station had been
destroyed in the earthquake,
rendering the connectivity
between the Bahamas and
Haiti inoperable.
As a result, Mr Johnson said


Legal Notice
NOTICE
JUNCACEOUS INVESTMENTS
CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
AGHARNA LIMITED
(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
NIXDER CLOSE
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)


FOREST


Legal Notice
NOTICE
MASTER STORM


LIMITED
(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.


BTC was working with its ven-
dors, cable partner Telco Haiti,
customers who wanted to use
the cable and the international
entities currently operating in
Haiti to "bring in trailer-type
facilities to temporarily house
the landing station and bring
connectivity back". Currently,
the only options for BTC to
route traffic to Haiti are via
satellite and the microwave
backhaul.
Mr Johnson said that once


restoration and recovery efforts
returned Haiti to some sem-
blance of normality, there
would be "considerable
demand" for the date services
provided by BTC's fibre optic
cable.
"That creates demand for
that type of service, so we're
seeing how judiciously and pru-
dently we can move on this
without getting in the way of
things that are happening on
the ground," Mr Johnson said.


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CAMPONE RESOURCES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
BHANU LIMITED
(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
RENDEZVOUS
INVESTMENTS LIMITED.
(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
HAZELHURST INVESTMENTS
PTE. 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)


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IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE CANTON
GRAHAM late of Miami, Florida, one of the
United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the said estate
are required to send the same duly certified in
writing to the undersigned on or before the 22nd
day of February, A.D. 2010 after which date the
Administratrix will proceed to distribute the
estate having regard only to the claims of which
she shall have had notice.
AND notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the estate are required to make full
settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

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

Raquel L. Wilson
Counsel & Attorney-at-Law
Attorney for the Administratrix
3 Cable Beach Court
Nassau, The Bahamas


Legal Notice
NOTICE
GOODSVILLE INVESTMENTS
PTE. 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
PRENTISS PTE.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

CANCER INVESTMENTS
OVERSEAS 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


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ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)


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




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010


THE TRIBUNE


Baha Mar 'in final stages' of $2.6 billion financing

FROM page IB will appeal the ruling, which future of its economy." al/security for lenders - before the judge finding that there three days earlier, on Janu
we believe was wrongly decid- Tribune Business also presenting its plans to the was no evidence they "know- ary 28, 2008.
1- T.... v .-.1X . ... ...... ed. and continue to seek understands, having been Government. inglv intended to deceive" However. Judge Ramo


Litat New YorIK StateL Supreme
Court judge, Charles Ramos,
had dismissed in its entirety
its case against Harrah's and
the gaming giant's Caesars
Bahamas Investment Corpo-
ration, brought after their
joint venture Cable Beach
deal collapsed.
Commenting after Tribune
Business exclusively revealed
the judgment's findings yes-
terday, Baha Mar said: "We


redress on our claims for Har-
rah's breach of commitments
to Baha Mar and the people
and government of the
Bahamas. "We are currently
in the last stages of finalising
our financing, and thereafter
obtaining government
approvals, which will allow us
to quickly commence con-
struction and bring this pro-
ject to life for the great bene-
fit of the Bahamas and the


NOTICE is hereby given that CHARMAINE WILLIS of
SANDILAND VILLAGE, P.O. BOX SS-5609, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applyingto t 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 3rd day of FEBRUARY, 2010 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



PKF BAHAMAS

Qualified and Trainee Accountants Required

The Nassau office of PFK, an International Accounting Firm, seeks to
recruit the following:

(1) Professional qualified persons with recognized
accounting qualifications. They must be eligible for
membership in The Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants and must have at least two (2) or three (3) years
post qualification experience. Only Bahamians need apply.
Preference will be given to applicants with proven audit and
assurance experience.

(2) Trainees with an accounting degree and eligible to write
a professional examination. Only Bahamians need apply.

In all cases, salary and benefits subject to negotiation.

Apply in writing to Human Resources Partner, PKF.
P.O. Box N-8335, Nassau, Bahamas.


informed by sources familiar
with the situation, that Baha
Mar and the Izmirlian family
are paying down more than
$50 million on the existing
Scotiabank syndicated loan,
as part of the refinancing of
that credit facility.
Tribune Business previous-
ly revealed that Baha Mar
had resolved the last remain-
ing commercial issues with its
prospective Chinese financ-
ing partners, and is now mov-
ing to finalise the necessary
legal documents - dealing with
the various transactions, land
conveyancings and collater-


Judgment

In his judgment, Judge
Ramos found that Harrah's
and its Caesars Bahamas
Investment Corporation sub-
sidiary "validly exercised their
right to terminate" the joint
venture agreement with Baha
Mar, and that the latter "has
no obligation to consummate"
the deal to redevelop the
Cable Beach strip.
Baha Mar's claim for fraud
against Harrah's and Caesars
Bahamas was also dismissed,


NOTICE is hereby given that MAXON NOEL of #6 HARPER
STREET, P.O. BOX GT-2595, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 3rd day of February, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





The Public is hereby advised that I, NATASHA CECIAL
BRENNEN of Augusta St., South off Meadow Street, NEW
PROVIDENCE, BAHAMAS, intend to change my name to
NATASHA CECIAL BRAYNEN If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.



PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, MELISSA DARLING-
COLLIE of Ridgeland Park West, New Providence, mother
of DERANIQUE ALLISSA DARLING a minor, intend to
change her name to DERANIQUE ALLISSA COLLIE. If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed
Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, The Bahamas, no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this
notice.




NOTICE is hereby given that ANNETTE CHRISTIAN of
Golden Isles, P.O. BOX CR-54802, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eightdays fromthe 27thday of JANUARY, 2010tothe
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE is hereby given that KIMBERLY OCTAVIEN of
NASSAU VILLAGE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 3rd day of February, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


over their intentions not to
consummate the joint venture
and walk away from the pro-
ject.
This allegation, the judge
said, was premised on the
claim that despite agreeing to
the Supplemental Heads of
Agreement that Baha Mar
signed with the Bahamian
government on January 31,
2008, Harrah's concealed that
its private equity owners,
Apollo and Texas Pacific, had
already decided not to pro-
ceed.
This decision was allegedly
made at a Harrah's meeting


-

)s


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-
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."


NOTICE is hereby given that DANIELLA EUGENE of
GLADSTONE ROAD, CARMICHEAL ROAD, P.O. BOX
NP-9595, BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
the 27th day of JANUARY, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE is hereby given that CHANTAL NYGREN of
Nassau, Bahamas, P.O. Box N483 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 3rd day of FEBRUARY, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE is hereby given that EDNA CHERFRERE of MARSH
HARBOUR, P.O. BOX N-20618, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 3rd day of February, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE is hereby given that MARK DORESTIN of BELLOT
ROAD, P.O. BOX GT-2554, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 3rd day of February, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE


YKARIS LIMITED

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

(a) YKARIS 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 29th 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 3rd day of February, A. D. 2010



Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator



NOTICE


EMIR LIMITED

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

(a) EMIR 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 29th 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 3rd day of February, A. D. 2010



Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator


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IN THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY VRNICE
PARRIS late of Nashville, Tennessee, one of the
United States of America, deceased.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the said estate
are required to send the same duly certified in
writing to the undersigned on or before the 22nd
day of February, A.D. 2010 after which date the
Administratrix will proceed to distribute the
estate having regard only to the claims of which
she shall have had notice.
AND notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the estate are required to make full
settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.


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


Raquel L. Wilson
Counsel & Attorney-at-Law
Attorney for the Administratrix
3 Cable Beach Court
Nassau, The Bahamas


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700 550 Bank of Bahamas 590 590 000 0244 0260 242 441%
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349 315 Bahamas Waste 315 315 000 0168 0090 188 286%
215 214 Fidelity Bank 237 237 000 0055 0040 431 169%
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THE TRIBUNE


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010, PAGE 7B


Rival urges scrutiny of Heineken 'deal'
FROM page 1B
Jimmy Sands, owner of Grand Bahama-based Bahamian
Brewery, a $15-$20 million investment, said any foreign
acquisition of the Burns House Group and Commonwealth
Brewery could further bolster their position in the Bahami-
an market and give them an unfair competitive advantage
that could be used to squeeze out rivals.
However, Mr Sands was optimistic that as an all-Bahami-
an company, Bahamian Brewery's Sands beer will continue
its upward sales trends in the future.
"I'm a 100 per cent Bahamian company," he said. "I
don't have any big international company backing me."
Bahamian Brewery's position in Grand Bahama affords it
certain tax breaks as a result of the Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment, driving certain operational costs down, according to
Mr Sands. However, he said he pays duties on all the finished
beer products - an issue that has been a bugbear for New
Providence-based Burns House/Commonwealth Brewery,
who have argued that they cannot access the same busi-
ness/investment benefits.
While up to $20 million was injected into the development
of Bahamian Brewery two years ago, the Heineken acqui-
sition could involve a $100 million sum.
The Ducth brewing giant is closing in on purchasing the
stakes held by Associated Bahamian Distillers and Brewers
(ABDAB), headed by Sir Garet 'Tiger' Finlayson and his
family. ABDAB holds a 47 per cent stake in Common-
wealth Brewery, and a majority 78.8 per cent stake in the
Burns House Group. Many observers of the deal suggested
it was being driven by the financial woes being experienced
by Solomon's Mines, the troubled luxury goods retailer
that the Finlaysons acquired in 2004 via ABDAB's Bethell-
Robertson affiliate. However, sources close to the ABDAB
side suggested it was nothing more than "prudent estate
planning" by Sir Garet. Mr Sands said he was concerned
about the transparency of the Heineken buyout, but added
that the deal should go through once it is within the "bounds
of the law".
Adding that he was not opposed to the deal if this was the
case, Mr Sands said of the local beer market: "I don't want
it all. "I just want a piece of it. The beauty of my business is
that all the equipment is the highest standard equipment and
it is made by Bahamians."
Mr Sands added that many businesses that serve alcohol
have switched to Sands as their primary beer, and he hoped
many others do the same. He added that Grand Bahama was
the place for his kind of business, alluding to the ease with
which shipping and licensing is done, as well as the infra-
structure. "I wish more people would venture into manu-
facturing here," said Mr Sands. "They should take advantage
of it."

Legal Notice
NOTICE
PORTALBAN INCORPORATION
LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
GRAND EMPIRE
HOLDINGS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
GULKANA HOLDINGS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Royal Ban
By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net
THE BAHAMAS Financial
Services Union (BFSU) yester-
day continued to call for Royal
Bank of Canada employees to
unionise, fearing layoffs could
be imminent when its merger
with the Royal Bank of
Trinidad and Tobago is com-
plete. BFSU president, Theresa
Mortimer, said that when the
merger goes through the union
will not be in a position to bar-
gain for RBC employees who
might find themselves with
walking papers.
However, the bank has dis-
missed those claims made by
the union that jobs are in peril
due to the acquisition of RBTT.
RBC's regional manager for


k pledges
public relations and xommuni-
cations, Jan Knowles, told Tri-
bune Business yesterday that
no employees will be laid off
in the region as a result of the
merger. "There will be no lay-
offs as a result of RBC's acqui-
sition of RBTT," she said. "The
acquisition is about RBC's
growth in the region and we are
excited about the expansion."
Ms Mortimer said her expe-
rience with mergers and acqui-
sitions is that many individuals
lose jobs, especially when they
do not have a bargaining agent
such as the BFSU.
"When the union is involved
in a merger, it makes all the dif-
ference," she said. "Your
chances with the union are far
better than not having a union."
A press release issued by the
BFSU recently said: "The


Legal Notice
NOTICE
PANHANDLE STRAITS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
PEAGREEN SLOPES INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of February 2010. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
HARMENDRA LIMITED.
(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
CHIGHE RESOURCES 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)


no merger lay-offs


BFSU continues to receive
updates on the RBC/RBTT
merger, as we sit with our
Caribbean comrades and
review changes that will affect
the workforce within this group
of employees."
The union argued: "We are
here to tell the RBC employees
today, the bank does not have
their interest at the forefront.
Having no representation at the
table of negotiation lessens the
employees' opportunity to ful-
ly participate in the national
and regional changes being


made." The impending
RBC/RBTT merger will find
the company moving its corpo-
rate headquarters from the
Bahamas to a new location in
Trinidad and Tobago. Howev-
er, sources close to the situa-
tion said the corporate head-
quarters relocation only affects
a handful of individuals, and
there is very little overlap
between RBC and RBTT that
would force job losses. RBC's
acquisition will position it as
the number two bank in the
Caribbean behind ScotiaBank.


IN THE ESTATE OF MAVIS GRAHAM late
of Brooklyn, New York, one of the United States
of America, deceased.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the said estate
are required to send the same duly certified in
writing to the undersigned on or before the 22nd
day of February, A.D. 2010 after which date the
Administratrix will proceed to distribute the
estate having regard only to the claims of which
she shall have had notice.
AND notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the estate are required to make full
settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

Dated the 1st day of February, A.D. 2010

Raquel L. Wilson
Counsel & Attorney-at-Law
Attorney for the Administratrix
3 Cable Beach Court
Nassau, The Bahamas


Legal Notice
NOTICE
FAIR ISLE 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
UBE DACO 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
HARDISTY PLAINS 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. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





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(Liquidator)


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SUPER BOWL Sunday is four days away which
means parties, parties, and even more parties!
If you are hosting a Super Bowl bash this time
around the next best thing to a big flat screen TV is
great party food.
With these great food ideas from Tribune Taste you will definitely
score a "touchdown" with party guests.

When it comes to Superbowl Sunday chicken wings are in a staple.
Wings are universal finger foods. And what probably makes them so
enjoyable is that they perfect for munching
Levan Arnette at 4 Qtrs Restaurant & Sporting Lounge said that
chicken wings are definitely on the menu for their Super Bowl party this
coming Sunday.
" Chicken wings are something that we always serve during this time.
You just can't go wrong with wings. The home cooker can make these
anyway they choose serving it with a variety of great dips," he told Tri-
bune Taste.
He also said make sure when making this savory dish, that there is
enough for everyone.

Excluding entrees from your menu at your Super Bowl party is a good
idea. Your party guest want to simply pick and eat because if you serve
entrees it will only break their concentration Mr Levan said. Instead of a
plate of food he suggest adding another delectable, easy to eat snack like
conch fritters on the menu.
"Conch fritters are also good to have at a Super Bowl party. As I said
before you want something that is easy to eat. Conch fritters are tasty
and I am sure your guest would enjoy something Bahamian," he said.

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* BHUMANE: A
NIGHT WITH THE
ARTS @ FORT
CHARLOTTE
The Bahamas Humane
Society presents a night filled
with live performances, art
exhibitions, and a silent auc-
tion, 6.30pm at Fort Char-
lotte. Dress code: white and
aqua. Tickets: $75/per person
until February 2; $100 after
this date. Available at
Bahamas Humane Society,
Tommy Hilfiger, Fab Finds
Gift Shop and Windermere
West. Includes free drinks and
food. T: 323-5138.

* HAITI RELIEF
DANCE
Purple Hearted Entertain-
ment hosts a dance party to
aid the relief efforts in Haiti,
Wednesday February 3, 10pm
at Uptown Lounge. Music by
DJ Chronic and CJ the DJ.
Cost: $10.

*STAND UP
COMEDY AT
THE MOVIES
Phat Groove Entertain-
ment and Galleria Cinemas
presents a night of Stand up
Comedy, Thursday, Febru-
ary 4 at 8pm at Galleria Cin-
emas, Mall at Marathon.
Features Kool Bubba Ice
and Pat Brown. Music by DJ
Clean Cuts. Tickets: $20 at
Galleria Cinemas Box
Office. After party at Benni-
gans. T: 677-4970.

* STARLIGHT
TOUR 2009/2010
Starboy Inc., All Out
Entertainment, and Hatty
Hatty Promotions presents a
musical tour at Bonanza Bar
on February 6. The lineup
features an array of artists,
including Sosa Man, Sammi
Star, Jah Troy and many
more! Cost: $10 advanced
and $15 at the door.

*BEACH SOCCER
TOURNAMENT
AND FUN DAY
The Bear's Football Club
and Nicole's Butterfly Kiss-
es host a beach soccer tour-
nament and family fun day
at Goodman's Bay from
February 6 - February 7.
The tournament consists of
boys and girls youth teams
playing in 11-and-under to
15-and-under divisions on
Saturday, February 6 and
men's and women's divi-
sions on Sunday, February 7.
Food available for purchase.
Proceeds in aid of cancer.
Come out and enjoy the
day!

*THE BAHAMAS
PROFESSIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHERS
& VIDEOGRAPHERS
ASSOCIATION
On Saturday (BPPVA)
and the nation's top photog-
raphers will be taking pho-
tos of the public at discount-
ed rates for keepsakes today
at Robinhood Enterprises
LTD on Harrold Rd at 12
noon to 8pm. Photo pack-
ages start at $5 - $20. This is
the follow up to their first
photoshoot at the Mall at
Marathon last Saturday.

* HEALTH FAIR AT
PINEWOOD PARK
The Pinewood Urban
Renewal Centre in associa-
tion with the Health Secre-
tariat of the Ministry of
Health will hold a health fair
on Saturday, February 6
from 3-6 p at Pinewood Park
on Pinewood Drive. Doctors
and health professionals will
be on hand to conduct free
cholesterol, blood pressure
and blood sugar screenings.
There will also be a kiddie
corner and about a dozen
booths promoting healthy
products. The public is
urged to attend.


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SUNDAY'S BIG GAME

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

FINALLY, the Super bowl
is here.
SUPERBOWL 44 in Miami features
a matchup of the two best teams in
I.the National Football League this sea-
son- the Indianapolis Colts and the
.""New Orleans Saints.
"4Both teams finished the season with
., ~identical records, 16 wins and two loss-
. es and feature two of the best quar-
...".. .. terbacks in the league- and maybe all
<...Itime. On one side you have more of a
. household name in quarterback Pey-
.ton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts,
a four time league MVP, a perennial
pro bowler and future hall of famer
7 . Y.-who seeks to cement his legacy as one
of the greatest quarterbacks to ever
play the game by securing a second
championship ring on Sunday.
c ooManning and the Colts have been
here before, in 2006 actually, when the
Super Bowl was in- you
guessed it- Miami. Interestingly,
- that year the highly motivated Saints
. lost to the Chicago Bears in the NFC
SChampionship game. The Bears went
on to lose to the Colts in the Super
Bowl. So, depending on how you look
.. , at it, this is the Super Bowl that should
..have been.

Shave at quarterback Drew Brees. If
you're not a big football fan you may
have never heard of the guy- yet sta-
tistically he is one of the top quarter-
backs in the league on a team
that has been awful for so long it
was referred to as the "Aints". Here's
:a guy who coming off a shoulder injury
went to the "Big Easy," in 2006 and
completely turned the dismal Saints
"Al." team into a really
competitive franchise. You may also
�." recall that New Orleans at that time
was still reeling from the devastation of
Hurricane Katrina and what a feel
good story the Saints were that 2006
season- falling short just one game of
the Super Bowl.
The Saints however have helped to
turn the city around and lift the spirits
. of many so it's no surprise that most
people are rooting for them.
p The main reason I'm mentioning the
two quarter backs first is because this
S is shaping up to be a game of offense
and the offense goes mainly through
the quarterbacks. On paper, this has
the making of being a
"shootout" because both teams love
-to throw the ball around although sta-
tistically the Saints do run the ball
' much better.
But hey, this is the NFL and games
. don't always play out the way they are
Al expected.
Sometimes when you expect a
shootout you end up with one team
getting totally dominated game or a
Slow scoring nail biting finish but we'll
have to see.
Like I said, the Colts have been
here before, literally the same city and
half of the starters on the team now, so
they may have an advantage there.
The Colts have a relatively different
young receiving core as do
the Saints, who have perhaps the
most depth at the position of any team
in the league.
Manning and the boys look to take
down his father's old team. The sur-
prising and formidable Saints look to
--- --,,--- - win their first Super Bowl in the fran-
chise's 43- year history. It's going to be
a great game.


Freeport Jewelers prepares to launch Red Hot Couture fashion show


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT- In an effort
to encourage residents to
shop locally, Freeport Jewel-
ers is launching another excit-
ing fashion show to promote
businesses here on Grand
Bahama.
Loren Wells-Madu, man-
ager of Freeport Jewelers,
said the 'Red Hot Couture'
fashion show will feature
exclusive jewelry lines, and


fashions and other merchan-
dise available from retailers
here on the island.
Ms Wells-Madu said the
event is being held in con-
junction with Animale, Traf-
fic, and Bandolero, and
Curiosity Shop - at the Man-
sion on Bahamas Drive on
February 6.
"It is going to be fantastic,"
she said. "We did a show in
December called 'Elegance
with an Attitude' and it was a
huge success."
"We're doing it again trying


to encourage Bahamians to
shop right here. We are saying
to the public you don't have
to go abroad you can shop at
home as we offer great sav-
ings and lovely items here,"
she said.
According to Ms Wells-
Madu, Freeport Jewelers car-
ries many modern styles in
fashion jewelry, including
Rebecca, Casato, Matthias &
Claire, Marahlago, and stun-
ning diamond and precious
stone Jewelry Collections.
She said the show was cre-


ated to promote business.
They will donate part pro-
ceeds from this fashion show
to the Haitian Relief Fund.
"Business has fallen off
since last year and the year
before. It has been a slow
decline, but we are trying to
do things to excite the pub-
lic.
"We think this is one way
to promote business and we
thought it would be a good
idea to do it in conjunction
with different stores here."
"Red Hot Couture" will


allow residents to see what
we offer, and from the money
raised we will donate part
proceeds to help earthquake
victims of Haiti," she said.
Tickets for the event may
be purchased at Freeport Jew-
elers. Freeport Jewelers is a
family owned Bahamian com-
pany, with stores in the Inter-
national Bazaar and The Port
Lucaya Marketplace.
Persons may watch a video
for the highlight of Elegance
with Attitude held December
2009 on YouTube.


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THE multi-talented Bahamian musician
Peter Peters is breaking into the local
airwaves once again, with the release
of his third mind-blowing production entitled
"Better Late Than Never."


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or roosty music, but it's
rhythm, blues, and soul that
steals his heart.
"On my album there is a
little of everything. I sing
calypso, gospel, and reggae,
but my love is blues," Mr
Peters told Tribune Enter-
tainment.
His music, vibrant but mel-
low, and meaningful, strikes
the ears and speaks to the
heart.
There are songs of inspira-
tion, songs of love, and songs
that will uplift spirits.
He appreciates being able
to make music that has some
significance, and "Better Late
Than Never" represents just
that.
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music because it is good. This
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because a lot of work and
effort has been put into this,"
he said.
Mr Peters has been a musi-
cian since he was a young boy
and plays a number of musi-
cal instruments. He played
the guitar, keyboard, har-
monica, and sang the vocals
on three songs on his album,
"Hail Bahamas", "Soul Sur-
vivor", and "Get Ready."
And while he enjoys mak-
ing meaningful music, he
admits that it is hard being a
musician in the Bahamas.
"It is terribly hard doing
what I do. One time ago peo-
ple had respect for musicians
in the Bahamas, but now it
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He has worked with sever-
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Carol, Bren Darville, and the
Justice band just to name a
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His music was made and
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Nassau.
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The campaign will kick-off Friday
on Clifford Park and Fort Fincastle
grounds at a launch party called 'A
Night with the Arts,' designed to tar-
get young Bahamians to use their tal-
ents and artwork on Friday, Febru-
ary 5 at Fort Charlotte. Tickets are
$100.
The BHumane campaign is about
the business of spreading the word
about good treatment of animals,
spaying and neutering them, and find-
ing them habitable shelters.
Ms Armbrister emphasized the
importance of teaching children the
sanctity of all life. "If we don't look
after animals it will trickle down to
society and cause the mistreatment of
any living thing," she said.
Rebecca Armbrister, BHumane
campaign organiser revealed the excit-
ing plans to Tribune Arts, explaining
that the caves inside Fort Fincastle
will be turned into an art gallery. On
the park's grounds entertainers Shiraz
and band Willis and The Illest will
perform all night.
They have based their cause on the
emphatic words of Mahatma Gandhi,
who championed animal rights: "The
greatness of a nation and its moral
progress can be judged by the way its
animals are treated."
Some of the artwork displayed will
feature photos of some of the animals
at the shelter, and paintings by
Jonathan Bethel, Patricia Vazquez
and Dede Brown who won the Central
Bank art competition in 2008.
"We've gotten so many rescued and
surrenders dogs that people didn't
want any more," she said. "We have a


lot of animals that came in after
Christmas in all shapes, colors and
sizes that need homes."
BHumane banners of badly treat-
ed animals will be up for the month of
February, as part of an aggressive
advertising campaign that will start in
a matter of days.
The campaign will last well into the
summer, where they will promote edu-
cational programs at local schools. An
aggressive advertising campaign will
start in a matter of days to showcase
the animals at the Bahamas Humane
Society, featuring Farrah, a dog fea-
tured in their banner campaign. A
series of animal photos will be hoisted
on lamp poles across New Providence.
Kim Aranha, Bahamas Humane
Society president told Tribune Arts
of Farrah's sad story last month. Her
owners wanted to induce her death
because she had fleas and tics, but the
Society retrieved the dog four hours
before she was going be killed.
There are countless other stories of
indecent treatment toward animals,
including a dog who was nearly stoned
to death by some students under the
bleachers at a local school.
Ms Armbrister said: "Friday's event
strives to focus on the youth of our
nation and teach them compassion
and respect for life at a young age.
These are qualities that must be
stirred to life in their hearts before
hate and casual disregard for defense-
less animals has a chance to develop."
Swiss bank Lombard Odier is a
major sponsor for the event, submit-
ting a $15,000.00 cheque to sponsor
the BHumane campaign.




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