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Haitians crowd
studio seeking
personal ID card
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
ABOUT 10 police officers descended on
a Carmichael Road business place last week
after reports that Haitian migrants were
being told they could obtain a personal iden-
tification card there that would protect them
from apprehension by Immigration author-
ities.
A crowd of Haitians were found outside
Latoya Portraits, a Carmichael Road pho-
tography studio on Thursday when The Tri-
bune arrived.
SEE page 11


owed to govt after last

election court challenge


By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net
AS the PLP is still $1 million
in debt to the FNM from the
failed Marco City court chal-
lenge, the governing party will
seek the court's agreement to
require the PLP to put up a secu-
rity deposit for court costs should
it lose its Elizabeth protest.
This will ensure that the
Opposition will have the funds to
pay its debt if it loses its Eliza-
beth Constituency court chal-
lenge, said Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham who made the
statement yesterday at a press
conference at FNM headquar-
ters.
He accused the PLP of having
a history of abusing the
Bahamas' national institutions
by not paying their court costs
and other debts owed to a num-
ber of government corporations.
The PLP has announced that
it will file an election court chal-
lenge to have its candidate, Ryan
Pinder, declared the proper and
lawful winner of the Elizabeth
by-election on the basis that a
clear majority of the voters did in
fact vote for him.
The crux of the anticipated
election court case centres
around five protest ballots cast in
favour of Mr Pinder. Due to the
slim margin of votes between Dr
Duane Sands of the FNM and


Ryan Pinder of the PLP - who
received 1,501 and 1,499 regu-
lar votes respectively - these
protest votes are crucial and pre-
vent an official winner from
being certified, it is argued.
However, the prime minister
said that if the FNM is to go into
another court battle with the
PLP over another seat in the
House of Assembly, the opposi-
tion needs to prove they have
the ability to pay their bills.
"I want to give them notice
that we will be seeking the agree-
ment of the court for them to be
required to put up security for
costs, so that if they lose - as
we believe they will - there will
be money to pay their obliga-
tion this time," Mr Ingraham
said.
Mr Ingraham also noted yes-
terday that the PLP also owes
ZNS $236,000. This amount he
said was incurred by that party
during the last general election in
2007.
"Despite not paying their
general election bill, they felt
they were entitled to even more
time during the Elizabeth by-
election. With the extraordinary
amount of funds the PLP spent
in Elizabeth during this by-elec-
tion, they had more than enough
money to pay their other debts,
inclusive of sums owed to
SEE page 11


FNM to question Ryan Pinder's
eligibility in election court
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net a 1


PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham said yesterday that
whether Ryan Pinder of the
PLP was in fact eligible to run in
the Elizabeth constituency by-
election will be a preliminary
issue raised by the Free Nation-
al Movement in the election
court.
The PLP has announced that
it will file an election court chal-
lenge to have Mr Pinder
declared the proper and lawful
winner of the hotly contested
Elizabeth by-election on the
basis that a clear majority of the
voters did in fact vote for him.
The crux of the anticipated elec-
tion court case centres around
five protest ballots cast in favour
of Ryan Pinder. Due to the slim
margin of votes between Dr
Duane Sands of the FNM and
Mr Pinder of the PLP - who


received 1,501 and 1,499 regular
votes respectively - these
protest votes are crucial and
prevent an official winner from
being certified, it is argued.
"When we go to court we will
have Duane Sands' passport.
SEE page 10


S toinw'if op
Pines Pi nt Le i d eiet


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
said government will con-
duct a social assessment of
the Pinder's Point and Lewis
Yard communities to deter-
mine whether a new com-
munity will be built for the
relocation of residents.
Emissions from the near-
by industrial plants have
been a continuing problem
in those communities for
many years.
In 1995, residents of Pin-
der's Point had to be evacu-
ated from their homes as a
result of a major tank fire
at BORCO, where some
800,000 gallons of crude oil


ignited when lightning
struck an oil tank.
Vopak has now acquired
the former BORCO plant,
which is currently undergo-
ing major expansion to
increase storage capacity to
about 20 million barrels.
While in Grand Bahama,
Mr Ingraham expressed
concern about the proximi-
ty of homes near the plant.
"I think many of the
houses are too close to the
plant and it would be in the
interest of public health and
safety if they were not
there," he said on Friday.
"I am going to drive by
there to have a physical view
of it. I have seen the plant
and we have been in discus-
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THE TRIBUNE


More support for 'Breathe Easy Campaign'


Donations from the

Bahamas National Trust,

Premier Importers and

Higgs and Johnson


CORPORATE partners
continue to support the
"Breathe Easy Campaign"
benefiting the Princess
Margaret Hospital's
Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit.
Earmarked for high risk,
premature, low birth-
weight, or critically ill new-
borns, the "Breathe Easy
Campaign" is a nationwide
fund-raiser that will pro-
vide ventilators designed to
breathe for a newborn who
is physically unable to
breathe.
The latest community
citizens to support this wor-


thy cause, the Bahamas
National Trust employees
took up a collection in sup-
port of the Breathe Easy
Campaign presenting a
$1,430 cheque to the cam-
paign. The entire team at
the Bahamas National
Trust donate funds each
year for a worthy cause.
This year, the Breathe Easy
Campaign was the recipi-
ent of the generous per-
sonal donations.
Long standing commu-
nity partner Premier
Importers also felt it was
important to lend support
to such a worthy cause by
presenting a cheque
towards the Breathe Easy
Campaign in the amount
of $2,500. As stated by
Mr Joe Lleida "this
meaningful donation to the
Breathe Easy Campaign is
another way to give back
to the community, and we
encourage other organisa-


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tions to become involved
and do their part in help-
ing the programme to reach
their goal. We are delighted
to be able to provide funds
for such a great initiative."
Higgs and Johnson Cor-
porate Services also joined
the campaign by presentin-
ga cheque in the amount of
$1,000 in addition to a per-
sonal donation from the fir-
m's partner of an addition-
al $1,000 towards the
national fund-raiser.
"On behalf of the direc-
tors of H&J Corporate Ser-
vices Ltd, we are pleased
to donate to the Breathe
Easy Campaign whose goal
is to improve care and
treatment of premature
babies at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital. It is our
hope that our contribution
will put the 'Breathe easy
Campaign' closer to that
goal," said Surinder Deal,
Director, H&G Corporate.
"On behalf of the
'Breathe Easy Campaign', I
would like to thank all of
our supporters for their
generous donations which
will help save the lives of
hundreds of premature
babies who would be
unable to breathe without
the assistance of these ven-
tilators," said Michele
Rassin. "We are delighted
to be able to raise funds for
such a worthy cause as no
child should have to strug-
gle for that first breath. We
would like to say a very
heartfelt thank you to all
of the donors who have
contributed to this life-sav-
ing campaign."
Organized by The Tri-
bune Media Group, the
Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal, Tile King, Doctors Hos-
pital, Bahamas Realty, and
the Rotary Club of East


Nassau, the campaign has
nearly reached its goal with
approximately $259,000
being raised to benefit crit-
ically ill newborns, with the
end goal being $300,000.
Using the funds that were
allocated, four ventilators


and two incubators have
been purchased for the
Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal's Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit.
Persons interested in
making a donation towards
the campaign should con-


tact The Tribune Media
Group, Doctors Hospital or
The Tile King, please make
cheques payable to the
"Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal Foundation", Breathe
Easy Campaign or call 302-
4707.


STEPHEN LLEIDA, Premier Importers; Chris Lleida, Premier Importers; Patrice Solomon, PMH; Joe
Lleida, Premier Importers; Sandra Orlander, PMH; Michele Rassin, President, Rotary Club of East Nas-
sau; and Theresa Farrington, PMH.


PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Directors Zarina Fitzgerald, Surinder Deal and Manager Hollie Lunn-
Donathon of H&J Corporate Services Ltd.; Michele Rassin, President, Rotary Club of East Nassau;
PMH Nurse and Theresa Farrington, PMH; KellyAnne Smith, Rotary Club of East Nassau.


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010, PAGE 3


LOSALNEWS


Arrests after

police searches

over weekend
ROUTINE searches
executed by patrol officers
resulted in several arrests
over the weekend.
RBPF Press Officer
Chrislyn Skippings said
that the increased police
presence is a result of the
force's increased effort to
restore the Bahamas to a
place where residents and
visitors can live, visit,
work and play.
"This is our main goal
and we are doing every-
thing to ensure its success.
Police officers are going to
be very scrutinizing and
very watchful for cues
towards any possible crim-
inal activity."
Tourism Police recov-
ered a small amount of
ammunition while on
patrol in the area of
George Street late Satur-
day night. Officers con-
ducted a search on a male
resident of Rodgers cor-
ner off Blue Hill Road
and took him into custody
after finding the ammuni-
tion.

Weapons
Mobile officers have
taken a total of four men
into custody this weekend
after two vehicle searches
uncovered weapons and
ammunition. Early Satur-
day morning while on rou-
tine patrol, police con-
ducted a search of a Nis-
san Altima, which was
occupied by two men.
They uncovered a small
amount of ammunition in
the vehicle, however
police also recovered
additional ammunition
after executing a search
warrant on the driver's
home shortly afterwards.
Then, on Friday around
5.55pm, mobile officers
apprehended two men in
the Windsor Lane area
after a vehicle search
uncovered a handgun with
ammunition.
While on routine patrol,
officers stopped a navy
blue coloured Maxima
and upon discovering the
weapon, took both males,
ages 26 of Monastery Park
and 27 of Windsor Lane
into custody.
Earlier Friday, Drug
Enforcement Unit patrol
officers observed a male
acting suspiciously on
Lyon Road off Sutton
Street. The man ran off
and subsequently evaded
the police before they
could approach him. Fur-
ther search of the area
produced separately a
handgun and a shotgun
both with ammunition.
Police are investigating
all matters.
Officer Skippings
admitted that public infor-
mation and support has
been invaluable, with citi-
zens reporting criminal
activity and calling in sus-
picious behaviour.
"This is what we want
everyone to do. It's the
only way we can rid our
streets of criminals and
those with criminal intent.
By focusing on minor
offences, we hope to dis-
courage negative behav-
iour on all levels."
* POLICE have identi-
fied the man who died
after a double shooting in
the area of Scott Street
and West Street last week.
He is 19-year-old Randal
Thomson.


Three injured in shooting


THREE men were wound-
ed during a shooting at Cow-
pen Road Saturday evening.
Around 10.43pm, police


received information that
three men, ages 19, 21 and 26,
were taken to hospital by
EMS personnel.


The 26-year-old Cowpen
Road resident was treated
and discharged while the oth-
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This incident follows a
shoot-out that took place the
previous day at Gladstone
Road. Around 12.32pm on
Friday, a combined contingent
of officers acting on informa-
tion went to the area where
they were met by a man who
pulled out a handgun and
threatened to shoot them.
Officers shot the man in his
right thigh and took a revolver
and ammunition from him.
The man is currently in cus-
tody for questioning in con-
nection with numerous armed
robberies and other offences.
Police are investigating both
matters.
ARMED ROBBERY
Two men dressed in dark
clothing conducted an armed
robbery at McCullough Cor-
ner early Saturday morning.
Sometime around 4.30 am
police received information
that when a McCullough Cor-
ner resident returned home
he was approached by two
men armed with a handgun.
They demanded cash.
The culprits robbed the
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amount of cash and fled the
area in a Chevy truck. Police
are investigating.
DRUG ARRESTS
Police officers at the Lyn-
den Pindling International
Airport arrested a 24-year-old
man of Red Land Acres in the
Customs Hall on Saturday.
Sometime around 1.05pm, the
man was found in possession
of two kilograms of a sub-
stance suspected to be
cocaine.
On Friday morning, Drug
Enforcement Unit officers act-
ing on information executed
a search warrant on an apart-
ment complex on Prince
Charles Drive.
Officers took a male resi-
dent of High Vista into cus-
tody after a search turned
up a small quantity of what
they suspected to be mari-
juana.
Investigations continue in
both matters.


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010, PAGE 5


NI Fund stable during Artist to 'push da envelope' in The Tribune


global financial crisis


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - The
National Insurance Fund
experienced no significant
erosion in value during the
recent global financial crisis
because of the National Insur-
ance Board's investments in
government building projects,
according to NIB director
Algernon Cargill.
"Our investments in gov-
ernment and quasi-govern-
ment debt issues, as well as
specific building projects used
by the government and its
agencies, have performed sat-
isfactorily and are currently
yielding above market
returns," he said.
Mr Cargill was speaking in
Grand Bahama on Friday at
the contract signing for the
construction of a new gov-
ernment complex in Freeport.
The NIB is financing the
project in Freeport at a cost of
$18 million and a second com-
plex in Abaco at a cost of
some $19.6 million.
FES Construction has been
awarded the contract in
Freeport, and WOSLEE
Contractors Ltd has awarded
the contract in Abaco.
Mr Cargill stated that lease
financing of the government
buildings have generally
earned a yield of approxi-
mately 7.25 per cent per
annum.
"Given NIB's long term
investment horizon, having
the present 7.5 per cent of the
National Insurance Fund in
real estate is a healthy diver-
sification of the its investment
portfolio by any standard,"
he said.
NIB Reserves currently
stands at some $1.6 billion,


which represents an accumu-
lation of income from contri-
butions and investments, less
benefits and expenses, over
the almost 36-year life of the
NIB programme.
Mr Cargill noted that a
constant challenge for NIB
is finding safe and produc-
tive investment opportunities
for the National Insurance
Fund.

Portfolio
"Though loans make up a
very small part of the Board-
's investment portfolio, it is
an important part, because
the alternative would be that
NIB funds would not be opti-
mally deployed, in some cases
earning no interest at all; and
so, projects like this one,
where NIB enters into a
finance lease agreement with
the government continue to
serve NIB well, and also allow
us to simultaneously fulfil our
mandate of assisting with the
infrastructural development
of the Bahamas," he said.
The complex in Freeport
will consist of 65,000 sq ft and
is expected to be completed
by August 2011. It will house
the Customs and Immigration
Departments, Education and
Passport Offices and Ministry
of Finance.
The Government Admin-
istration Building in Abaco is
being built on nine acres of
land in Marsh Harbour. Con-
struction is expected to be
completed in December 2011.
It will house the Magistrate's
Court, Ministry of Works,
Department of Immigration,
the Licensing Authority, and
Environmental Health, the
National Insurance Board
and other government offices.


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STARTING today The Tri-
bune will be featuring a young
Bahamian caricature artist who
will be capturing local happen-
ings throughout the country.
Jamaal Rolle, 25, will offer visu-
al socio-political news com-
mentary in a bi-weekly comic
entitled "Pushin da Envelope."
Mr Rolle has been freelanc-
ing since grade school, and his
first paid portrait was actually a
mischievous sketch of his math
teacher that he'd doodled in the
same class. When the teacher
discovered the sketch by mis-
take, instead of scolding the
young artist as expected, he
laughed and bought it from him
for $10; telling him that if this is
what he wanted to do for a liv-
ing he should keep it up. The
young artist said that although
he'd already known he wanted
to be a professional artist, this
experience solidified his deter-
mination and confidence in his
own ability. Throughout high
school he continued to draw
portraits of political figures and
was often commissioned by his
teachers.
Nowadays, tourists and resi-
dents can enjoy live portraits
and caricatures by Mr Rolle at
his stall in Marina Village at
Atlantis, Paradise Island. The
artist has been working there
since the plaza first opened
alongside his father, artist and
bronze sculptor Harry Rolle.
"It has been five years since
the opening of Marina Village,"
Mr Rolle added, "and I feel as
though I've been able to really
establish myself locally and
internationally as a portrait and
caricature artist."
But what many do not know,
is that this RM Bailey High
School graduate is the artist
behind the iconic unofficial
Barack Obama presidential
campaign poster, which is her-
alded as one of the first to visu-
ally pair the current President of
the United States with Martin
Luther King, Jr.
Mr Rolle has attributed his
initiative and persistence as
major factors in his ability to
maintain a lifestyle as an artist,
and depicts his pilgrimage to
the United States in 2009 to pre-
sent portraits to both the Martin
Luther King Jr Collection at
Morehouse College and to the
Rev. Al Sharpton at a Martin
Luther King Jr rally in Wash-
ington D.C., as a perfect exam-
ple.
"What is so surreal was how
it was so unofficial and it just


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happened to be so big. It wasn't
planned for me to present to
Rev. Sharpton on stage. I just
wanted him to have the portrait.
Before I could even think about
what was happening I heard
over the sound system, 'and
now all the way from the
Bahamas Jamaal Rolle!' and
everyone started clapping and


cheering. You can imagine how
I felt with all those people -
they were probably blown away
wondering how I got there and
why I was there. I went on
stage, addressed the crowd, pre-
sented the reverend with the
portrait and after that everyone
went crazy. All the major net-
works were all over me trying to


figure out who I was and where
I came from. I got official recog-
nition for my campaign por-
traits, before people were selling
them and claiming them as their
own work."
This exposure, paired with
his performance in various art
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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT - Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
said while they are expect-
ing to be able to swear in
the new Member of Parlia-
ment for the Elizabeth Con-
stituency on February 24, it
is uncertain whether that
will happen.
After a recount of the bal-
lots early Friday morning,
FNM candidate Dr Duane
Sands still held onto the
lead by a margin of two
votes over PLP candidate
Ryan Pinder.
Pinder, however, is ques-
tioning five votes and the
PLP had indicated its inten-
tion to take the matter to
the Election Court to decide
on the protest votes.
The by-election has been


the topic of heated public
debate in the newspapers
and radio talk shows.
Former PLP MP Malcolm
Adderley, who previously
held the Elizabeth seat,
resigned his seat in parlia-
ment in January. He blamed
the PLP leadership for
"undermining" him as a
political representative for
the area.
Both the FNM and PLP
parties had launched aggres-
sive campaigns in the Eliza-
beth constituency, leading
up to the by-election.
While in Grand Bahama
on Friday, Prime Minister
Ingraham said that he will
reserve his comments on the
by-election until he arrives
back in Nassau where he
expects to hold a press con-
ference on Sunday at FNM
Headquarters at 3pm.
When asked by reporters
if the challenge of the


results in the Elizabeth Con-
stituency by-election by the
PLP will affect the pro-
roguing of the House of
Assembly, Mr Ingraham did
not think it would.
"It will not affect it in the
least because we go back to
the House on Wednesday,
February 24, and we are
going to do some mid-term
budget statements on Feb-
ruary 25.


"We expect to be able to
swear the new member on
the 24. It's now uncertain
whether that will happen or
will not happen, but what-
ever happens we will do
budget statements, return
to Parliament on Monday,
Wednesday, and Thursday,
and soon thereafter we will
prorogue and come back
with instructions," Mr
Ingraham said.


Sands confident he will

be the MP for Elizabeth


THE Free National Move-
ment's Dr Duane Sands yes-
terday expressed confidence
that he will be certified as the
duly elected Member of Par-
liament for the Elizabeth con-
stituency following an elec-
tion court challenge mounted
by the PLP.
Speaking in the presence
of dozens of Free National
Movement supporters at the
party's headquarters on
Mackey Street yesterday, Dr
Sands expressed gratitude to
the voters of Elizabeth for
their participation in last
week's by-election; particu-
larly those who voted for him
and the FNM.
"I am particularly pleased
with the participation of the
young people, many of whom
voted for the first time on
Tuesday," he said. Dr Sands
also commended the other
candidates in the by-election
for running what he described
as a "vigorous campaign."
"With the by-election now
completed, I am proud to be
the member elect for Eliza-
beth. I intend to serve all of
the people with the same pas-
sion and with the same ener-
gy that I brought to my cam-
paign," Dr Sands said.
The PLP has announced
that it will file an election
court challenge to have Mr
Ryan Pinder declared the
proper and lawful winner of
the Elizabeth by-election on
the basis that a clear majority


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CARACAS, Venezuela
PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez accused his adver-
saries on Sunday of sabo-
taging Venezuela's electric-
ity grid as part of a broader
plan aimed at bringing
about the system's collapse
- and his downfall, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Chavez said authorities
must be "on the alert" and
apprehend anyone who cuts
electricity cables connected
to the grid.
Such sabotage has caused
power failures in some
regions and exacerbated the
effects of severe energy
shortages, he said.
"Be on the lookout!
Patrols must be carried out
to capture the saboteurs
because those responsible
must be caught and put in
prison," Chavez said dur-
ing his weekly television
and radio program, "Hello
President."
The accusations were
vague and Chavez provided
no evidence supporting
them.
Energy Minister Ali
Rodriguez echoed the alle-
gations.
"I have no doubt that
many of the failures that are
occurring are the product
of sabotage. We are inves-
tigating," Rodriguez said.
Opposition leaders
scoffed at the president's
claim, saying Chavez is try-
ing to shed the blame for
power shortages that critics
say his government caused
by failing to invest enough
in electricity production
over the last decade.
"The president is a great
manipulator and he uses
lies to fool the people,"
Juan Jose Molina, an oppo-
sition politician, said in a
telephone interview.
He noted more than a
dozen projects to build ther-
moelectric plants have been
delayed.
"It's Chavez's own
incompetence that's going
to bring him down," Molina
said. "We want to get him
out (of office) with votes."


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010, PAGE 7


France in Haiti: A fresh start by Sarkozy?


insight

WORLD VIEW -


By SIR RONALD
SANDERS


(The writer is a Consultant
and former Caribbean
Diplomat)
AT LAST a French Presi-
dent visited Haiti - a country
that contributed greatly to
France's accumulation of
wealth in the 18th Century
and which France impover-
ished for a century after that.
Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in
devastated Haiti on Febru-
ary 17, a month and five days
after a massive earthquake
ravaged the capital, Port-au-
Prince killing more than
200,000 people; maiming tens
of thousands of others, and
wreaking billions of dollars
in damage.
The extent of the damage
and loss of life in Haiti were
undoubtedly due to the coun-
try's lack of physical infra-
structure and its poor build-
ing standards, neither of
which could be accomplished
in a situation where 70 per
cent of its gross domestic
product was paid over to
France for over a century.
This is not to ignore the
excesses of Haitian govern-
ments, particularly under the
Duvaliers, which also
deprived the country of
monies that should have
been pumped into construct-
ing infrastructure, providing
education and health facili-
ties, and establishing regula-
tory bodies to ensure higher
standards across a range of
activity including the con-
struction of buildings.
The harsh imposition by
France of a levy of 90 mil-
lion gold francs, which Haiti
did not finish repaying until
1947, also does not excuse
recent Haitian governments
and political parties for fail-
ing to spend aid funds on an
agreed and country-wide
development programme
instead of on narrow political
interests.
Indeed, on any pro-
gramme for constructing a
new Haiti - both in a physical
and societal sense - Haitian
governments should be mind-
ful that not only the Haitian
people but the entire inter-
national community will want
guaranteed machinery to
ensure that aid money is
spent on sustainable devel-
opment.
The challenge is huge.
Taking Haiti off the world's
"sick man" list is not a short-
term or cheap affair.
The Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB)
has calculated that the
rebuilding programme will
cost US$14 billion and will
take at least 10 years.
And, while there have
been mountainous pledges of
assistance from many gov-
ernments as television images
riveted the eyes of the world
on Haiti, experience of pre-
vious disasters elsewhere in
the world teaches that
pledges often fall by the way
side as soon as the cameras
move on.
Acknowledging "the
wounds of colonization" and
saying that he knows well
"the story of our countries
on the question of debt",
President Sarkozy, in addi-
tion to cancelling all of
Haiti's US$77 million debt to
France, also promised to pro-
vide aid of US$400 million
over the next two years.
Included in the aid pack-
age is US$40 million in sup-
port of the Haitian govern-
ment's budget.
This latter commitment
was warmly welcomed by
Haiti's Prime Minister, Jean-
Max Bellerive who described
it as "crucial" and added: It
means we are going to use it
the way we want." The
Prime Minister's statement
is understandable given that
the government has to try to
provide some basic services,
such as policing, to the coun-
try in circumstances where
government revenues must
be very little.
But the question still aris-
es as to whether the French
government's pledge to Haiti
is enough.
Haiti's exiled former Pres-
ident Jean Bertrand Aristide
had calculated the sum that


France extracted from Haiti,
as the price for recognizing
its participation in the inter-
national community in 1825,
as US$21 billion in today's
values.
As Sarkozy was entering
Haiti, Professor Norman Gir-
van of the University of the
West Indies, and former Sec-
retary-General of the Asso-
ciation of Caribbean States,
in an invited comment to the
Associated Press was pretty
clear about France's obliga-
tion to Haiti and what
Sarkozy should do.
He declared: "If President
Sarkozy were to make resti-
tution in the name of all the
decent people of the French
Republic for the historic
wrong; and support the
efforts of the Haitian people
to rebuild their shattered
lives and their economy with
the resources thereby pro-
vided, he would undoubtedly
gain the respect of the entire
world and be a prime candi-
date for the award of the
Nobel Prize for 2010."
Somehow, I don't believe
that President Sarkozy will
be a Nobel Prize recipient for
returning to Haiti what was
so callously extracted from
it, and which is the underly-
ing basis for its persistent
poverty and underdevelop-
ment.
And, it is instructive that
the Haitian government is
not pushing it. Million
Romage, a legislator for
Aristide's party also told the
Associated Press: "This is not
a time to be making loud
demands. We don't want to
fight. But perhaps the French
could recognize their debt by
helping us to get out of
poverty. They can help build
roads, houses, schools."
Sarkozy has at least made
a start and it is to be hoped
that when France joins other
nations at a high-level inter-
national donors' conference
for Haiti, which will be held
in New York next month, the
French government will open
its cheque book more gener-
ously to a country that it
exploited and impoverished.
Canada, which has no his-
tory of exploitation of Haiti
(or any other country for that
matter) has been far more


generous than France.
Even before the calami-
tous January earthquake,
Canada had pledged more
than US$500 million to Haiti
over the next five years.
And, in a visit that pre-
ceded Sarkozy's, Canadian
Prime Minister, Stephen
Harper, discussed with the
Haitian President, Rene
Preval, the creation of a com-
mon fund for Haiti's recovery
to be managed jointly by the
Haitian government and
donors.
A partnership between the
Haitian government and the
international community is
crucial to the successful con-
struction of Haiti and to the
restoration of its society.
Calls for the Haitian gov-
ernment to be "masters of
their own development",
should be tempered with
realism. Governance in Haiti
was fractious before the
earthquake, the government
is now in tatters, and many
who were leaders in Haitian
society were victims of the
earthquake.
In this connection, Haiti
needs a lot of help, including
help in the governance of the
country over the next few
years.
The representative of the
14 governments of the
Caribbean Community, for-
mer Jamaican Prime Minis-
ter, P J Patterson, put the
task ahead in clear terms at
the Ministerial Conference
on Haiti held in Canada on
January 25 when he said:
"Reconstructing Haiti needs
to encompass more than
replacing destroyed buildings
and infrastructure and evis-
cerated institutions and must
include a developmental
dimension. Rebuilding
should therefore also include
the empowerment of the
Haitians by the teaching of
new skills."


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The largest design and man-
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The medical manufactur-
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were excited to learn more."
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than 95 per cent of whom
were manufacturing compa-
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products, etc. In addition to
medical products, the show
also saw the launch of non-
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Citing Costa Rica as an
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Trouble selling your home in the Bahamas?


By MIKE
LIGHTBOURN
My home won't sell!
We've heard that
complaint from more -
than one homeowner
over the years as
they've come to us for
help in selling their
property.
The answer is usual-
ly simple.
The most common reason why a home
won't sell is because it's overpriced.
All too frequently, an owner will cling
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matter of finding them.
In the meantime, the marketing has
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Another concern is this; if a real estate
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other brokers use your property as a
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realistically.
Purchasers are smart and will shop
around and make their own comparisons.
So, it's really no use trying to push a
$500,000 home for $600,000. Purchasers
viewing homes priced correctly at $600,000
will note the difference in the properties.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010, PAGE 9


LOCALNW


FROM page five Artist


competitions, led to his steadily-
growing list of renowned clien-
tele, such as the First Lady of
California Maria Shriver, Amer-
ican Idol winner Jordan Sparks,
teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus,
country singer Carrie Under-
wood, NBA hall of famer
Patrick Ewing, and Kerzner
International President Sol
Kerzner.
His local clientele are just as
title-heavy. Commissions
include Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, PLP leader Perry
Christie, Dr Myles Munroe,
Lady Margaret Pindling,
Thomas A Robinson and the
Bahamas Ambassador to Wash-


ington CA Smith.
"Art isn't really taken that
seriously here, it's more of a
hobby - so there is not a lot
of encouragement because it
isn't as lucrative. I've found my
niche and the Internet is work-
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to some 300,000 people. I
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the world."
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Marina Village, and a new Tri-
bune art comic, keeps Mr Rolle
fully engaged at the moment;


but in the future he also looks to
purse private instruction and
non-profit charity commis-
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"I want to encourage and fos-
ter young talent. I once had a
teacher who told me not to take
art seriously because artists only
make money after they die. It
was a discouraging thing to say
but this only gave me more dri-
ve to disprove this fact. It is pos-
sible to have a career as an
artist. Right now I probably
make more than that teacher.
Don't let anyone discourage
you."
Be sure to look out every
Monday and Thursday in The
Tribune newspaper and online
at www.tribune242.com for
'Pushin' 'da Envelope'.


Govt to consider new community for


Pinder's Point, Lewis Yard residents


FROM page one

sion with Vopak," he said.
The students and teachers at Lewis Yard
Primary were dismissed from school on a few
occasions after becoming ill as a result of the
strong odours emanating from the industrial
plants.
Parents and residents have called for the
relocation of the school and the Pinder's Point
community.
There have been various health complaints
from residents, including respiratory prob-
lems, skin, eye and nose irritations, vomiting,
and nausea as a result of fumes.
Vopak Bahamas has denied the operation is


responsible for any illnesses experienced by
residents of Pinder's Point.
The company has installed a number of
emission monitors around the facility and
along the fence line to detect emissions.
Prime Minister Ingraham said government
will hold meetings with the community first
before making any decisions.
"We will undertake a social assessment to
see who all lives in the various houses, how
many people, etc, and to see whether or
not it is possible for a new community to be
created and for the school to be relocated,
and the various services the community
requires.
"We would seek to do so with the support of
the community," said Mr Ingraham.


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They will see he is a Bahamian.
We will say he has never held
any other citizenship at any oth-
er time and we will call upon
them to show Mr Ryan Pinder's
American passport to show us
where it was marked cancelled
by the Americans before the
nomination date," Mr Ingraham
said yesterday while speaking
at a press conference at the Free
National Movement's head-
quarters on Mackey Street.
"It is very important for the
process, for the court to know
upfront that each person who
is before it is qualified to be
here," Mr Ingraham said. Ques-
tions regarding the process of
a dual citizen renouncing Amer-
ican citizenship emerged with
the entrance of Mr Pinder as
the PLP candidate in the Eliza-
beth constituency by-election.
The tax attorney was born to
a Bahamian father, former PLP
MP for Malcolm Creek Marvin
Pinder, and an American moth-
er. In January, Mr Pinder, who
is employed by Florida-based
law firm Becker and Poliakoff
as a Nassau-based consultant,
defended his right to hold dual
citizenship in the face of criti-
cism that it was inappropriate
and unconstitutional for some-
one seeking public office in the
Bahamas. At the time he called
his dual-citizenship a "non-
issue." During the week prior
to the by-election, however,
PLP chairman Bradley Roberts
said Mr Pinder had renounced
his US citizenship prior to nom-
inating as a by-election candi-
date on January 29. Mr Pinder
had stated that his decision was


a personal one, adding that he
was not pressured by his party
to give up his American citi-
zenship.
Mr Ingraham said yesterday
that an issue arises if a person
has been taking full advantage
of their American citizenship
by for instance paying income
taxes and voting in the United
States.
"There is nothing wrong with
him or anybody else being an
American citizen and running
for office. Just being a citizen
is not an offence by itself
because any of our children
could be born in America, grow
up in the Bahamas, live here
and never take advantage of
their American citizenship. That
would not disqualify them from
running for office," Mr Ingra-
ham said.
He further pointed out, how-
ever, that if a person is an
American citizen and proceeds
to take advantage of that citi-
zenship by for instance regis-
tering to vote, participating in
US elections and paying income
taxes; those are things that say a
person has accepted US citi-
zenship.
"If you have done that then
you need to get rid of that citi-
zenship before you nominate
and certainly before you are
elected. If you didn't do that
before you nominated then
your nomination is a nullity.
That certainly will be a prelim-
inary point that the FNM will
put forward," Mr Ingraham
said.
Mr Ingraham yesterday


expressed regret that the PLP
had announced that the five
persons whose votes had been
challenged were in their favour.
"It was wrong for the PLP to
announce that those five per-
sons voted for them. We all
know who they are; all the poll
workers know who they are.
The PLP can't go to court and
succeed unless the five persons
show up in court," Mr Ingra-
ham said.
"The FNM expects to win
what the PLP is taking to court
so we don't need to consider
any further steps. We chal-
lenged those five voters. In the
case of four of them we have
very good evidence that they
had no entitlement whatsoever
to vote," Mr Ingraham said.
Mr Ingraham also addressed
concerns expressed by the PLP
over National Security Minis-
ter Tommy Turnquest's pres-
ence in the recount room at
Thelma Gibson Primary School.
"Cabinet ministers have
always participated in election
recounts. This was the way it
was under the PLP administra-
tion and this was the way it was
under our administration. Mr
Tommy Turnquest was at the
recount at my instructions and
my insistence," Mr Ingraham
said.
Mr Ingraham also said that
he was deeply concerned over
the level of hostility that
emerged during the by-election.
"As soon as things cool down
I intend to have a discussion
with Mr Christie. I am very con-
cerned and the Bahamas ought
to be concerned with some of
the persons who are hanging
around the PLP leadership," he
said.


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010, PAGE 15


LOSALNEWS


Sanitation Services




campaign 'a success'


FREEPORT, Bahamas -
Sanitation Services
announced the success of
their recent receptacle bin
campaign, with overwhelm-
ing support from residents
redeeming coupons for
new, properly sized bins.
During the month of
December, households
within the campaign's pilot
area received coupons for
the purchase of brand new
32-gallon bins at reduced
costs.
Non-commercial single
family and duplex proper-
ties were eligible for the
pilot once they fell within
the "Big Area" bounded by
Settlers Way to the north,
Coral Road to the east,
Lunar Blvd to the south,
and The Mall to the west.
"Three hundred coupons
were distributed by Urban
Renewal and more than 50
per cent were redeemed at
Dolly Madison," said Sani-
tation Services' general
manager, Mr Lou Carroll.
"This is very encouraging,
especially in light of the fact
that persons only had one
month to redeem them."
Last summer, Sanitation
Services published a series
of Public Service
Announcements, advising
residents that the collection
of garbage from 55 gallon
bins would soon be discon-
tinued. In the spirit of the
holiday season, the Decem-
ber coupon campaign was
a demonstration of Sanita-
tion Services' goodwill to
hundreds of residents in
need of assistance, to
enable them to comply with
the new receptacle regula-
tions.
Collaborating with them
were the Keep Grand
Bahama Clean Committee
(KGBC), Urban Renewal,
and the Grand Bahama
Utility Company.
Mrs Tirzah Carey, Coor-
dinator, Urban Renewal
Grand Bahama, expressed
her pleasure with the pro-
gramme's success.
"We were happy to offer
our support in distributing
the coupons.
"This approach was
viewed as the most effec-
tive means of getting help
to persons who were in
need of the bins and would
benefit most."
"Given the time frame of
one month to redeem the
coupons, we feel that the
"Receptacle Bin Cam-
paign" was very successful,"
she said.
According to Mrs Naki-
ra Wilchcombe, KGBC
Chairperson, follow-up
exercises have revealed
small pockets of households
within the pilot area that
have yet to comply with the
new regulations.
"We have noticed several
areas within the "Big Area"
that still have a need.
Therefore, KGBC, in con-


RECENT SANITATION CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS - Seen from left to right: Miss Olethea Gardiner,
Environmental Officer, GBPA; Mrs Prescola Barbes, Director of Human Resources, Sanitation
Services; Mrs Tirzah Carey, Coordinator, Urban Renewal Grand Bahama; Mr Lou Carroll, General
Manager, Sanitation Services; Mr Rico Cargill, Environmental Officer- GBPA; and Miss Jennifer
Ellis, Assistant Coordinator, Urban Renewal Grand Bahama.


junction with Urban
Renewal, are making door-
to-door visits on such
households," Mrs Wilch-
combe stated.
To further assist such
groups, Sanitation Services
will extend their coupon
distribution for a longer
period so that on a monthly
basis, specific households
will be able to redeem
coupons and purchase
proper receptacle bins.
"We will continue to sup-
port those who cannot


afford to help themselves
in complying with the
requirements for garbage
bins within the city of
Freeport and encourage
those who can afford it, to
support this effort, to make
our city a healthy place in
which to reside," Mr Car-
roll said.
"Our chief concern is the
welfare of all in the com-
munity. Oversized bins pose
health risks to individuals,
their children and sanita-
tion workers. Loose


garbage is unhealthy and
unsightly and leads to the
transmission of diseases.
"So, we are excited to be
able to allow even more
individuals to take advan-
tage of the opportunity to
receive regulated bins at a
discounted cost," Mr Car-
roll added.
Additional coupons are
slated for distribution in
February, March and April,
covering Pine Ridge, Marco
City and Lucaya respec-
tively.


National Public


Officer of the


Year 2008/9


completes course


PAULAMAE Russell,
the National Public Offi-
cer of the Year 2008/2009,
completed the Public
Financial Management:
Planning and Control
Training Course held at
the RIPA International
Institution in London
from August 17 - 28,
2009.
As the winning officer,
Mrs Russell, Finance
Officer II, assigned to the
Cabinet Office was able
to choose a course that
would serve to facilitate
her career and enhance
her professional develop-
ment.
The National Public
Officer of the Programme
is a service wide employ-
ee and reward pro-
gramme.


PAULAMAE RUSSELL, the
National Public Officer of the
Year 2008/2009 award winner.


The Award seeks to align career aspirations with
changing organisational needs.
The purpose of the fully funded course that Mrs
Russell took was primarily to help public sector
organizations improve their financial management
practices.
Key elements of the course included practical
applications relating to the budget cycle; the medium
term expenditure framework; resource accounting
and budgeting; public debt management; delivering
effective transactional services; taxation; expendi-
ture review, audit and standards of public life.
The course also included field trips to Her
Majesty's Treasury and the Highway Agency.
The participants were also required to develop a
Personal Development Plan.
The plan was intended to meet their own learning
objectives and targets, and finding a practical solu-
tion to enhance their organisation's strategic/opera-
tional activities.


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