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Title: The Tribune
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Publication Date: March 9, 2010
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TODAY the leadership team and staff of the Bahamas Con ference of the Methodist Church will meet at Odyssey Aviation at 11.30am to official ly end the first phase of the churchs response to the earthquake devastation in Haiti. Within 36 hours of the earthquake on January 12, the BCMC had two airplanes on the ground in Haiti, delivering emergency supplies and food through its disaster relief agency, Methodist Habitat. In all, we have accom plished much, said a spokesman. 400 flights made; 3,200 flight hours accomplished; 120 volunteer pilots involved; 250,000 plus pounds of supplies carried; 100 plus passengers carried into Haiti (medical teams and 176 plus passengers car ried out of Haiti (missionaries stranded throughout Haiti when the airports closed down and commercial airlines stopped flying). Six countries were represented Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, and the USA. 32 US states were represented; Seven airports in Haiti served: Cap Haitien, Jacmel, Jeremie, La Gonave, Les Cayes, Port-au-Prince, and Pignon. Lives in Haiti impacted: Countless. The Bahamas Methodist Conference will make a formal presentation to Odyssey Aviation tomorrow to acknowledge the companys partnership, hospitality and generosity in allow ing Methodist Habitat to use its facilities as the base of its Haiti Aviation Operation. The BCMC will continue its partnership with Rotary Bahamas and other civic organisations to charter a cargo ship to Haiti and to also use its resources to send work teams and construction material to help in the rebuilding phase of the Haitian communities. We thank God for the divine favour, guidance and protection given to the Methodist Habitat ministry throughout this massive undertaking, said the spokesman. May God continue to bless our work may God continue to bless the people of Haiti. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM B y NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter GREAT Abacos south side is primed for a major economic boost with groundbreaking on two beach-side sister developments on the five-mile long Schooner Bay Beach, Abaco. At Saturdays launch of Serenity Point, a planned 40acre gated residential commun ity, potential investors, real estate agents and Abaconians gathered for a visual simulation of the high-end development. When you have a beach like this that runs for miles, any real estate agent who brings an investor, the first thing an investor will do is look toward the street. Where is the electricity? It is there. Where is the fiber optic cable? It is there. Better than that: 26-miles south of Marsh Harbour my cell phone is working, said Alexis Nihon II, president of Anco Lands Ltd, the development company. Serenity Point is comprised of 24 beach front lots, hilltop sites and elevated estates ranging from 20,000 to 72,000 square feet. The starting bid is $550,000 for select lots, with prices extending into six digits, according to Gustaf Hernqvist, Senior Sales and Marketing Director. Ninety per cent of the infrastructure is already in place at the project site. Based on the environmental i mpact assessment conducted on the development, of primary concern is the integrity of the unbroken stretch of beach, extending five-miles. This beach is a prime turtle nesting ground, according to Eric Carey, Bahamas National Trust president. I would have loved if they had not taken out all of the trees. I spoke to Gustaf and he indicated they had a lot of hurricane damage and they thought it would have been dif ficult to plan their development and their lots around the vege tation they felt was degraded, said Mr Carey. They have committed to keeping lights off the beach. They have also committed to using as much native vegetation as possible; taking out the few casuarinas that are there. They say they will commit to keeping the dune intact because this beach profile is entirely dependent on this dune being intact, he said, also noting the Bahamas Environment Science and Technology (BEST mission is responsible for ensuring these commitments are met. Village The same commitments were secured from the neighbouring Schooner Bay development, according to Mr Carey. Schooner Bay is a planned selfsustaining village set on 220acres of land. Unlike Serenity Point, which is a gated community, Schooner Bay is open, and most concerned about its objective to meld indigenous design concepts with modern environmental sensibility. More than half of the land is being preserved as green space, including a large section of native Coppice forest. Schooner Bay will feature a farmers market, grocery story, medical clinic, grade school and other public facilities, which will also service the Serenity Point community. Based on environ mental models of Schooner Bay, one environmental impact will be the shifting contour of the beach, according to James Rees, Sales Manager. This will result from plans, already in play, for a harbour to be cut out of the land. The cut is located at the most southern tip of Schooner Beach. From what (the main environmental consultant, coastal engineer Keith Bishop) showed us from modeling, there may be some shifting in the general area of the opening, but generally the beach profile should not be changed. So it is still a wait and see game. There are going to be some changes righta fter that some people will react to, said Mr Carey. They appear committed. I mean they are selling the fact that they have this incrediblem ore than 100-foot wide beach. They are going to sell some lots and they want to continue sell ing lots, so if the beach is degraded then obviously they wont be able to do that. We get some degree of confidence that they dont want to destroy the very thing they are selling, he said. Both projects have one major element in common. They are fully self-financed by private investors, as they say: No banks involved. As a result, Mr Nihon II said, They wont go under, they wont shut down. The Nihon family originated in Lige, Belgium and migrated to Montreal, Canada. They have owned large tracks of land in Abaco since the 1960s. Asked about the timing of the development, Mr Nihon II said: Well it is simple. I returned to the Bahamas two years ago. I am here, I am an island boy living under a coconut tree. We have a wonderful team, so we are going to gradually grow. It is going to take time, so watch what will happen in the next two or three years. South Abaco developments on the move Bahamas Methodist Conference completes the first phase of Haiti recovery efforts SCHOONER BAY BEACH Great Abaco, is the site of several planned developments, including Serenity Point and Schooner Bay. The beach, over 100-feet wide at points, stretches for five-miles and isa turtle nesting ground. N oelle Nicolls / Tribune staff THE SITE of the planned 40-acre gated community, Serenity Point, on Schooner Bay Beach, Great Abaco. N o e l l e N i c o l l s / T r i b u n e s t a f f 18th homicide victim identified THE man who was shot and killed in Fox Hill last Thursday night has been identified as 27-year-old JeanRobert St Jean of Reeves Street. The victim, nicknamed Black, became the countrys 18th homicide when he was shot in the area known as The Bend. According to residents, he had borrowed a bicycle to go to make a purchase in Wright Lane when he was killed. Ruper t Dean Lane r esident shot and injur ed A resident of Rupert Dean Lane was shot and injured while in his home at around 4.17am yesterday. The 34-year-old man was shot in the right arm and was taken to hospital by emergency medical personnel where he was treated and later discharged. Police are investigating. Man robbed at knife point A MAN was robbed at knife point on Sunday while on Hampton Street off Mount Royal Avenue. The armed robbery victim was approached by two unknown men at around 7.20pm. The culprits robbed the man of his jew ellery and fled the area on foot. INTERNATIONAL real estate d eveloper Alex Nihon II describes h is latest venture, Serenity Point, G reat Abaco. crime BRIEFS


By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter SENATOR Allyson Mayard-Gibson has called for the creation of equal pay standards and the passage of antisexual discrimination laws to ensure that qualified women enjoy the same rights as their male counterparts. Speaking yesterday before the International Women's Day Symposium, Mrs Maynard-Gibson noted several social factors impeding the progress of women in the Bahamas. She said that despite what many people believe, statistics show that when a woman and a man with the same or similar qualifications apply for the same job, the man is still more likely to be chosen. "This bias ought to be made illegal in the Bahamas, as it has been in other jurisdictions, by passage of a Sex Discrimina tion Act," said the senator. She added that this bias does not take into account the realities of Bahamian society, in which more than 60 per cent of households are headed by women. Mrs Maynard-Gibson also called for the creation of an Equal Pay Act, explaining, "statistics show that even though women have made significant progress at the workplace, men tend to be paid more than women for performing the same job." This too ought to be made illegal by the passage of an Equal Pay Act, said the senator, who has been advocating for both pieces of legislation since 1981. "As more women than men head households, why should a man, who it is assumed is supporting his family be paid more than a woman, especially when that assumption is incorrect? Without the two acts women are disadvantaged, she said. Exams Aside from discrimination in the workplace, the rising number of babies born to teenage girls, the growing number of single mothers and increasingly poor showings on national exams are all issues impeding women's progress, said Mrs Maynard-Gibson. "More than 70 per cent of children born in the Bahamas are born to single mothers. Of that percentage, more than 50 per cent are born to teen mothers. We must recognise that what we are doing is not working. More babies are having babies, not less. It is imperative that the church, schools, NGOs and other institutions get involved in education about planning family life. "It is no secret that accomplishment, by whatever yardstick is used, is directly tied to education. Persons with a high s chool diploma earn more than those without a high school diploma. Similarly, the more degrees that one possesses, the more one's earning capacity. A college degree provides women with a measure of insurance against poverty because coll ege-educated women earn higher wages, have a lower rate of out-of-marriage childbearing, and have a lower risk of divorce than do women who do not earn college degrees. "Other studies have shown that education not only increases a woman's skills and prod uctivity, as it does men's, but also appears to reduce the gap in female and male earnings attributable to factors such as discrimination, preferences, and As more women than men head households, why should a man, who it is assumed is supporti ng his family be paid more than a woman, especially when that assumption is incorrect? Without the two acts women are disadvantaged. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Call for equal pay standards BY Timothy Ziga-Brown, US Charg dAffaires Y esterday was Internat ional Womens Day. This year, it also marked the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing. Fifteen years ago, 189 countries signed on to a Platform for Action that affirmed the need to work for womens equality in access to education, healthcare, jobs, credit, and more. It stressed the need to have women participate fully in the economic and political life of their countries, and to protect w omens right to live free from violence. It was at this conference that then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton declared: Human rights are womens rights, and womens rights are human rights. In the spirit of that conference, the United States has been working to integrate womens issues into mainstream foreign policy. We recognise that it is a human rights issue when mass sexual violence is used as a tool of war in the ongoing conflict in the D emocratic Republic of the Congo. It is a human rights issue when women are excluded from the peace negotiations that affect their lives. And it is a human rights issue when women and girls are held like chattel by human traffickers and when girls are forced into child marriages. Womens rights are human rights, and womens issues are human issues. They cut across traditional spheres of concern, and they are central, not peripheral. T hey are international development issues: Study upon study has shown that aid given to women is reinvested in their comm unities, and skills-development programmes turn women into drivers of economic growth. And they are peace and security issues: When women are targeted in conflicts around the world, societies fray and destabilise; the places that most exclude women from public life and seek to constrain their lives are the same in which extremist ideology finds a receptive home. T he status of women is a bellwether for the political and economic health of nations. Womens issues are a critical component of the most urgent transnational problems we face today, and they should be on the agenda of everyone, men and women, from the grassroots to the policymaking levels, in political life and beyond. Violence against women is endemic around the world. Ending it requires everyones participation, including an active and vocal role for men and for religious leaders of both sexes. T he United States is supporting programmes around the globe in order that their voices will be heard. We laud the Bahamas for proposing legislation to criminalise marital rape, a significant step towards securing equal human rights for all. Despite the pledge made in 1995 by so many countries to end the discrimination that robs the world of the talent it desperately needs, women are still the majority of the worlds poor, unhealthy, underfed, and uneducated. To the silent majority around the globe that supports womens equality, we say: The time to translate support into action is now. We look forward to the time when International Wom ens Day will be an historical and retrospective celebration of womens path to the achievement of equality when every day belongs equally to women and to men, and every day is a good day for human rights. Womens rights are human rights OP-ED US CHARGEDAFFAIRES INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY ALLYSON MAYNARD-GIBSON Senator also argues for anti-sexual discrimination laws


THE Land Use and Policy Administration Project is now operational and being integrated into the daily management of Crown Lands at the D epartment of Lands and S urveys, Minister of State for Lands and Local Government B yran Woodside said. Mr Woodside told parliamentarians during the midterm Budget debate that the department is using the LUPAP technology with the h iring of additional surveyors, t he purchasing of much-neede d equipment and improving staff accommodations to advance the Departments c ommitment to creating a customer friendly environment. It is anticipated that the Department will become m ore responsive thereby disp elling the publics negative v iew of its operation, he said. Problems T he LUPAP project began in June 2005 to address an umber of problems related t o Land Administration in the c ountry, such as: The majority of land i nformation used by the Government is outdated or incomp lete; Information is scattered a mong various Government agencies; Much of the information is in paper form, which limits its accessibility and use; Uncoordinated effort causes inconsistency and inaccuracy, duplication of efforts and higher costs; and Lack of data standards, rules for inter-agency data s haring and clear responsibilities for data sharing and clear responsibilities for data upkeep and maintenance. The deployment of a competent information tech-n ology officer and the continuous in-house training of surv eyors and estates managers have ensured the transfer of the LUPAP technology, Mr Woodside said. He also noted that the Department of Lands andS urveys was allocated $ 2,829,982 for the 2009/2010 budget year and as of Decem-b er 2009, $1,111,495 was spent. The savings of $ 303,496 will be used to augment the continued recruitment of much-needed surveyors and Geographic Information Systems personnel, he said. The Department also s pent $231,416.00 for Aerial I magery Mapping. Mr Woodside said the i maging is vital to the Departm ents mandate to manage t he Crown Lands held in trust o n behalf of the Bahamian people. During the past six months, $ 63,000 has been spent to c omplete renovations to the mapping building, he said. The much needed repairs a nd reconfiguration of this building has enhanced the integration of the work of surveyors, estates managers and the utilisation of the various components of LUPAP, Mr Woodside said. 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Initially, reports suggested relatives of Mr Pinder were having difficulty reaching him, and feared the worst. When contact with Mr Pinder was finally made, the one time Elizabeth by-election hopeful was said to have chuckled and remarked that reports of his untimely demise had been greatly exaggerated. REPORTS OF MY DEMISE ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED! P hoto: Rodney Moncur WHILE DISCUSSING his short-lived Love Revolution political campaign at the Oakes Field McDonalds one morning in February, Godfrey Pro P inder broke into song and dance. Contact made with attorney Godfrey Pro Pinder M ID-TERMBUDGETDEBATE A FATHER and son from Andros accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl were arraigned in a Magistrates Court yest erday. Police have charged Stephen Forbes, 44, and his son Carame F orbes, 22, both of Congo Town, South Andros, with having u nlawful sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years of age. I t is alleged that Stephen Forbes had sex with the girl between S eptember 2009 and Monday, February 22, while at South Andros. It is also alleged that Carame Forbes had sex with the girl, alleged to have been his girlfriend, between May 2009 and January 2010. N either man was required to enter a plea to the charges during their arraignment in Court 11, Nassau Street yesterday. They were each granted bail in the sum of $7,500. The case was adjourned to April 29 for the commencement of a preliminary inquiry. Andros father and son accused of having sex with girl aged 15 COURTBRIEF By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT Four persons were arraigned on illegal firearm possession charges in Freeport Magistrates Court yesterday. F reeport residents Connie Louanna Johnson, 40; Geraldo Garbocher Knowles, 22; Bree Johnson, 19; and Emanuel Hamilton, 38, appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes. It is alleged that on March 5, the accused were found in possession of a 12-gauge shotgun. T hey all pleaded not guilty to the charge and were each granted $2,000 bail with one surety. The matter was adjourned to July 26 for trial. Four face firearm possession charges


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GREEN SCENE By Gardener Jack Like our garbage, we must empty our colon before we decide to fill it up again. And nutritious foods ensure regular bowel movements. B ut the fact of the matter is t hat most persons arent filling up on the right foods, a nd having a consistent bowe l movement. T he typical diet lacks the sufficient amount of fiberneeded to excrete fat, long, and bulky excretions. If this is not the case, your colon may be experiencinga blockage, which means y our body isnt getting a regular pass, and is lacking in fiber. T he colonic procedure is s uggested to detoxify the body, avoid cancer, stop constipation, acne, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergiesa nd to lose weight. But what may be a regular pass for one person isn ot regular for another, says Julia Lee, RD MS, a dietitian at Doctors Hospi tal. You dont have to havea bowel movement everyday; that wouldnt be cor rect, she told Tribune H ealth. E mptying your colon, which is the receptacle for w aste is vital. As the body t akes in nutrients, air, water, o xygen, and food to keep it functioning properly, the colon correspondingly elim inates what it doesnt need and excretes it from the body. Ms Lee and Nathelyn L aCroy, colon hydrotherapist, explained that one colonics session is the equiv-a lent of having 10 to 15 bow e l movements. Mrs LaCroy is one of few colonic hydrotherapists on the island, and explained thep rocedure she administers to Tribune Health : When the colonic begins, t he physician will introduce the colon hydrotherapy equipment into the clients r ectum, said Mrs LaCroy. The physician will control t he temperature, and low pressured water flowst hrough a little tube into the c olon. All the while, there is no sucking out the feces. Once the water comes in contact with the feces, the feces blocks the water, she said. When the water makes its w ay through the feces, it f lows right through the c losed tube. In the end, the physician w ill gently massage the p atients stomach to rid him of the last few remaining feces. And depending on the patients weight, there could be a great deal of excess abdominal skin. If the colon is not relieved a s much as possible, then balance in your body is lacking. And you must get the d igestive system working the w ay it should, because the d igestive system is the feeder for the blood, she explained. When youre eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and dumping food on top of food, this is piling up on thec olon, said the colonics specialist. If the colon which isfive feet long, and two and half inches wide in diameteri s stalled, you will know, because the scent of your stool will tell the tale. The colon can hold up to 4 0 pounds of fecal matter, a d ecent amount of space to hold your waste. And just asa cesspit can be backed up, t he colon needs relieving at least two to three times a day, said Mrs LaCroy. At the end of a colon hydrotherapy procedure, you will feel like you havent used the toilet for a month, a nd this will be a sign of d ehydration. During this t ime you may experience a r ise in the electrolytes in y our body such as potassiu m and sodium. This can be quite dangerous, and damaging to the kidneys and heart. This may be why some doctors wont recommend colon hydrotherapy for d etoxification. Mrs Lee, holds to this view that colon cleansing can be d amaging. The more trad itional physicians wouldnt r ecommend it to their patients, she said. Colonics can be damaging to the colona s the colon is very capable of cleaning itself, she said. Persons should evaluate the risks before they havet he procedure done and see a GI (gastro-intestinal cialist for more information on the procedure. March is colorectal cancer awareness month. During March, two trees make their presence known by flowering quite spectacularly before sliding back into relative anonymity. The first is pink cassia, a tree that is so undistinguished for most of the year that if one is on your regular car route you may wonder where on earth it had suddenly appeared from. The pink cassia (Cassia javanica is a member of the pea family and as such bears the familiar compound leaves we associate with leguminous plants. These leaves are lost during the autumn and winter months so that when the tree flowers, it is all flowers. The leaves grow back while flowering takes place, similar to the leafing/flowering cycle of the royal poinciana, which is related. March is a weak month for flowering trees and the presence of a pink cassia in full bloom makes it even more outstanding. The light pink flowers tend to smother the branches in an effusive display of plant exuberance. Alas, not for long. Usually four to five weeks later the flowers are fading and the leaves take over. Pink cassia is easily propagated from seed and is a fast grower. Most cassias tend to shrubby but pink cassia is a true tree growing to 30 feet or more. I had a fine specimen in my previous yard that was toppled by Hurricane Floyd. Most of it was in the bush so I left it right where it was. By the next flowering season it had produced vertical branches that were as long as the tree had previously been tall, all of them smothered in blos soms. Pink cassia can also be grown from cuttings. Although there is a paucity of flowering trees at this time of year, this is the time when another brilliant but short-lived display is put on by the coral tree (Erythrina indica another member of the pea family. Although named the coral tree, the flowers are red. The distinguishing feature of the coral tree is its compound leaves that consist of three leaflets shaped more or less like the spades in playing cards, three to four inches in diameter. The flowers are produced from clusters at the end of branches and are produced in rows from a whorled calyx, with one petal substantially longer than the rest. By the time the final flowers have appeared the first ones tend to be setting pods. The seeds are produced in these bean-like pods and are poiso nous to some degree. The Erythrina grows to 30 feet tall and produces its flowers after the deciduous leaves have been dropped. This causes the tree to look rather spare because flowers are only produced at the ends of branches rather than all along the branches as in pink cassia and royal poinciana. Spare and brief -the flowering peri od is even shorter than pink cassia. The leaves return and give good shade during the summer months and the flowers are only a memory. There is another Erythrina found in The Bahamas that flowers more rarely than E. indica but has far more spectacular leaves. This is the tiger claw or Erythrina variegata that has large leaflets that may be 8-10 inches across. Not only are they large, they are variegated, the veins being highlighted in half-inch wide yellow markings. This makes the tree very attrac tive. The juvenile tiger claw keeps its leaves year round but tends not to flower at this stage. It is more com pact than the coral tree and makes a striking specimen tree for the middle of a large lawn. Both the coral tree and the tiger claw tree bear small thorns that might not be noticed until they inflict a wound. Enjoy these trees while you may for their time of beauty is short. C M Y K C M Y K W OMAN T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM B ODYANDMIND T h e T r i b u n e Chiropractics rocky road By SUSAN DONALD DC health TODAYthere are a growi ng numbers of doctors of chir opractic through out the w orld, including the B ahamas. In the past 19 years, 5 B ahamians have returned to practice and more have entered chiropractic colleges.T he growing number of chiropractors makes the profession much more visible and therefore more accessible to all Bahamians. But many Bahamians still do not know what chiropractic is or any t hing about its history. Chiropractic champions a natural method of healing. Its theory holds that spinal mechanic, including the vert ebra, corresponding nerves a nd surrounding soft tissue, p lay a primary role in the health of the body. Structur al abnormalities in the spine, w hich causes pain, dysfunction and loss of mobility tot housands, can be treated successfully. T his treatment is a procedure known as a vertebral adjustment. An adjustment is a technique in which the chi ropractor skillfully applies pressure to an area of thes pine that is out of alignment c ausing nerve inflammation. The result is reduced pain and inflammation andr estored function in the injured area. Chiropractic since its birth h as become well known for its successful treatment of back and neck pain. But in spite of its success, its future h as had a rocky road to recognition and respect. The road began in 1895 when D.D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, gave the first chiropractic adjustment to a janitor who had became partially deaf suddenly after injuring his upper back. A fter the adjustment the man's hearing returned and because of the success of Palmer's spinal adjustment, the recorded history of chi ropractic began. Over the succeeding months, other patients came to Palmer with diverse problems, including sciatica, migraine headaches and stomach complaints. Palmer found each of these conditions responded well to the adjustments. The medical communities, hearing of Palmer's success, were not happy about it and wrote letters to the local papers criticizing his methods. Even as years went by and chiropractic grew, the American Medical Association became more outraged at chiropractic success. Finally, in 1963 to 1975, the AMA implemented a well financed campaign to eliminate chiropractic as a health care alter native. Its tactics included blackballing doctors who associated professionally with chiropractors to sending it agents around the country to medical schools to teach doc tors in training that chiropractors were unscientific cultist and quacks. Finally, four chiropractors had enough and in 1976 filed suit against the AMA. The lawsuit lasted 14 years but in the end, the AMA was declared guilty of violating anti-trust laws by conspiring with it members to destroy the profession of chiropractic in the United States. The law suit filed against the AMA was extended to benefit not only chiropractors, but also all consumers. It gave them the freedom to pick the type of treatment they wanted. No healing art has all the answers, but when medicine and chiropractic work togeth er, greater results can hap pen. That will only benefit the patient, which I hope is what all doctors want. Brief encounters in March B y REUBEN SHEARER T ribune Features Reporter r L ETS say your garbage bag starts to become filled with waste; would you continue to load trash upon trash into the bag without emptying it? Most likely, not. Just as garbage begins to develop an odour, grow bacteria, mold, develop viruses, and probably infect the entire home with its stench, so d oes the colon. SHOULD YOU HAVE IT OR NOT? Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonics If you are eating the right foods, you will haveb owel movements with ease and avoid constipation. But i f you feel stalled this m ay be a sign that the body is in much need of a colonic a procedure, that d rains fecal compounds in the colon. A high fiber diet is reco mmended for regular p asses, working in whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice, whole grain cereals,f ruits and vegetables, sweet potatoes, and plantains in your meal plans. Eating fruits instead of drinking fruit juice also helps people to stay regular. Limit the eating of convenience foods, or quick fix p asteurised meals that c ome in a box. Drinking p lenty of water, and exercising at least three to five times a day is also useful. When somebody has a diet that is highly refined, they generally have a low f iber diet of convenience foods. Julia Lee, RD MS, dietitian at Doctors Hospital REGULAR STEPS TO BECOMING THE TIGER claw flowers are stunning b ut last for all too brief a period.


H AVEyou ever questioned w hether your internal central heati ng switch has suddenly been turned on? You may have even wondered if you were coming down with a fever, or some other ailment. One thing you knew for certain was thaty ou desperately wanted to shed s ome clothing. The trickle of perspiration running down your cleavage was not only distracting but potentially embarrassing. It may even have got to the point that your head felt like a pressure cooker and you had visions of steam coming outo f your ears. Could it be possible that the air-condition had stopped working? If this all sounds familiar then you are officially a member of the 'Menopause Club.' Members include women just before, during and after menses has discontinued.T he process can last anywhere from 5-15 years and the average age is 52 years. Some women have a gradual onset of symptoms and declare afterwards Was that it? Othersa re hit with a lightning bolt and are s topped in their tracks. If we take the time to check hormone levels, for those unfortunates, we note a sharp plummet, rather than a gradual decline. No wonder they feel as i f they have stepped off a cliff i nstead of taking the slow, winding path. H ot flushes and flashes are often the first sign that our old friend, estrogen, has decided to withdraw itself. If it were the only disruption t o our lives, then perhaps we could t olerate 'the change'. Unfortunately, for a lot of women tagged along with the day time heat are night sweats and palpitations. A racing heart rate accompanied by night-m ares is not only scary, but worris ome. I s it really so surprising that we are cranky and irritable during the day? We feel fragile, out of sorts, and many of us feel as if we have entered the 'twilight zone' as ourm emory and concentration evade u s. T he list of insidious symptoms grows longer as it affects our emotional state of mind. Anxiety, depression, and unhappiness, are often accompanied with generalw eakness, and tearfulness. If we are u nable to see what is happening, then it is even more important for our loved ones to pay attention. Feelings of isolation, hopelessness a nd lack of support fuel suicidal t houghts and professional help is definitely indicated. When we are told our life expectancy is extended and that one t hird or even half our life could be s pent in post menopause, it makes us sit up and think. Are we paying enough attention to our general health and lifestyle? If not, then it is the perfect time to start because loseo f estrogen can affect our heart, chol esterol, bone density, and weight. S ome medical professionals, view menopause as another endocrine disorder and treat it accordingly. The list of signs and symptoms are as important as other endocrine -d eficiency disorders, such as diab etes, and yet it still does not seem t o get sufficient attention. Is it because of the emotional symptoms that could be considered subjective? We only have to look at how medical insurance companies reimbursee motional versus physical comp laints to know that they are considered less important. There seem to be three approaches to dealing with this new period, in o ur life. We can let Mother Nature s et her course, and just deal with what ever comes along or we could treat each problem as they reveal themselves with the appropriate m edication. Or, we could choose to r eplace the missing hormones, maintain our health, and in particular our sexual health. Whichever path we choose will require personal research and an understanding ofo ur individual views on life. F or all the men reading this artic le, you may have already thought about life with a post menopausal woman. Have you discussed it with her and are you both going to follow the same path? The Internet haso pened the door to information; h owever we still need to push for a n increase in research. We need to be our own advocate because our future is in our hands. Listen to Love on the Rock' w ith M aggie Bain every Thursday 5-6pm on Island FM 102.9 For appointments: call 364 7230,email or IF YOU are in your mid dle years or beyond, you would have had decades of walking, jogging and standing which can leave their mark on your feet. It all boils down to that one word aging Aging brings many changes to your feet! Some changes are normal such as losing the fat padding in your feet thus making the skin thinner or changes in the shape of your feet but having pain is not one of them. Thinner Skin: The plantar (bottom of foot) fat pads protect the bones, nerves and blood ves sels of the foot by absorbing and dissipating energy from impact and shearing forces when you walk and run. Moreover, those smooth, hard man-made surfaces (paved and concrete surfaces) significantly increase the impact and shearing forces on the fat pads, causing them to degen erate even faster. Effects: The long term effects of fat pads deterioration leaves you with the bony prominences crying for cover. These bony prominences no longer have their protective pads and so it is your responsibility to seek the correct cover to protect the bones, nerves and blood vessels of the foot. You may ask what happens if I don't have the protective pads? Well, you will be vulnerable to foot injuries and pain which can eventually lead to immo bility. Shape: The shape of the foot may change with fallen or col lapsed arches. This happens as ligaments become more slack. As a result the foot flat tens and is made wider and longer demanding larger and more supportive footwear. While this can occur with age, it is also possible with weight gain. Effects: Fallen or collapsed arches cause a lot of problems in addition to tremendous pain along the plantar (bottom of foot) area of the foot which is commonly referred to as plan tar fasciitis This affects your entire body alignment, knees, back and neck. Always be mindful that you feet are the foundation of your entire body and should be functional for life. Skin: As blood circulation to your feet decreases with age you will experience drier skin. Cracks and blisters can also develop and may not heal as quickly due to poor circula tion in the feet. Effects: Being fully aware to the body's circulatory system and how it is designed to work. Poor circulation in your feet can lead to a multitude of problems and in some instances may prove to be fatal. Suggestions: I suggest that you seek preventative care with the proper footwear, correct foot devices and the appropriate footwear accessories. You may move beyond the tradi tional style footwear and go revolutionary with a rockersoled shoe to enhance your exercise program and add a little pep to your step. For example, the 'Easy Tone' and the 'Chung Shi' line of footwear have been scientifi cally designed as dynamic workout tools. Their unique 'rocker sole' design to increase circulation, improve posture and strengthen joints. This type of footwear will def initely rock your world by its design to reduce the stress on the joints. The use of a well made sock (e.g. Thorlos or Balega that is padded in the forefoot and the heel area is also very important to the health and function of the foot. There are many other foot health products that you would find by visiting a specialty footwear facility, but most essential it is important to recognise that your feet are changing with age and require some tender loving care to support you for life. Bernadette D. Gibson, a Board Certified & licensed Pedorthist, is the proprietor of Foot Solutions, a health and wellness franchise that focuses on foot care and proper shoe fit, located in the Sandyport Plaza, Nassau. Please direct any questions or comments to or 327FEET, Nassau "The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Foot Solutions Incorporated or any of its subsidiary and/or affiliated companies. W OMEN & SEX FOOT SOLUTIONS C M Y K C M Y K WOMAN PAGE 10B, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Feet are your support for life! By BERNADETTE GIBSON Menopause B y MAGGIE B AIN B y JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer U NLESS one e xplores every backyard, every swamp, every forested land and every plant h abit at its impossible to see the myriad of fruit trees present in the rich Bahamian soil. I nterestingly enough, if one did explore the countrys many islands they would find plants and fruit trees that they have probably never seen o r heard of similar to the ones discussed in Tribune columnist, Jack Hardys new book Fruits of theB ahamas. The book which was recently released by Gardener Jack holds aw ealth of information about the most popular and rare fruit trees in the Bahamas. This is the perfect book for pers ons interested in growing fruit trees. And whether you wish to purchase fruit trees from local plant nurseries o r grow fruit from seeds, this book is the perfect guide. There are some people who go i nto the plant nurseries to purchase p lants for their gardens. And they might pick up a plant that they dont really know that much about. The n ame tag might be on the plant but they dont have one clue of how to grow the plant. This is where myb ook comes in providing helpful information about the plant, Gardener Jack told Tribune Health. H e said that it is important to research the type of fruit tree one is interested in growing in their yards since fruit trees have diverse growing cultures. There are some plants that may thrive best in swampy areas and others that thrive best in other con ditions, he said. In Fruits of the Bahamas readers are exposed to a diversity of fruit trees, their physical charac teristics and suggestions for grow ing. One example is the loquat, which originated in China and is not well known. There are hundreds of varieties of loquat and they vary widely, so it is wise to buy a recognised variety in order to get a good size and good taste, he explains in his book. The fruit is usually ovoid, contains 3-5 seeds, and can be white, yellow, or orange and a good tree p roduces one of the tastiest treats of the tropics. Unfortunately, fruits areo ften more acid than sweet, and the bearing sea son, in late spring is short. T he fruits are also subject to attack from several insects, notably the Caribbean fruit fly, theb ook stated. Other than the loquat fruit tree, there are other trees the b ook mentioned that might just raise a brow. Gardener Jack said the reas on why these particular fruit t rees may be unfamiliar to some is because they are not in abundance when compared t o fruit trees like jujube, tamarind mango, or guinep. During the years of the post w ars some of the fruit trees were brought to the Bahamas by foreigners. For instance thes tar fruit is not in abundance and was brought here by foreigners as well, he explained. In the near future Gardener Jack intends to release a new book entitled A Year With Gardener Jack.. Everything that I have ever talk about concerning gardening and vegetables will be included in this book, he said. Jack Hardy is a retired teacher and has been gardening since 1968. Everything he has ever learnt about gardening is by experience and collecting information from other experts and different books. Fruits of the Bahamas is available at the Fox Hill Plant Nursery. It is also available in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Fruits of the Bahamas


N EWS FROM JAPAN C M Y K C M Y K W OMAN T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010, PAGE 11B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM J apanese Toilets This is basically a hole in the floor where you have to stoop to do what you have todo. For months I have hated them and have tried to avoid t hem as much as possible b ecause if youre not use to it, it can be quite tricky. It wasn't until I went to Kyoto and used a public toilette that I had an epiphany. The bathroom stalls w eren't able to close properl y so I happened to walk by a stall where a lady had finishing using the bathroom and I saw inside her stall. It was like a bolt of lightening and I realised that I've been usingt he toilette backwards for the l ast 8 months! I t made so much more s ense. I guess if youre used t o going one way for the past 2 0 years of your life you w ould never think to turn around. So now I am no l onger afraid when I go to p ublic bathroom. They really should have an instruction m anual at the front of the bathroom in English for foreigners. Sankambi A dreaded word for foreign staff. My school is the m ost expensive in my pref ecture / area (about $500$700) a month. So once every few months we have sankambi where the parents come to w atch your lesson. It's a real p ain and I don't really like it because they make us pract ice the same lesson for weeks so the kids know what t hey are supposed to do. It i s more a performance than a n actual lesson but I guess if you pay that amount of money a month you want to make sure that it is perfect. However some things you can'tp repare for. O ne of my colleagues was ten seconds into her lesson when two kids had a fist fighta Mike Tyson / Evand er Hollyfield type situation. T he teachers had to pull them apart. We have no idea how it started or why, buty ou can't really predict what kids will do on the day. D uring my lesson, I had K 3 and maybe 1 minute into it one of the kids decides to take off his shoes and socks strips off his pants and lays on the ground and didn't want to get up or put back on his clothes. His sensei( teacher) and I had to dress him quickly. I'm like Koichi why today of all days? His answer was it was hot. I was like, ok but next time can you do that when your pare nts aren't here watching m e. Activities Activities A gain with this being the most expensive school in this prefecture there is always s omething going on and s omething that you have to organise in addition to your daily duties. After a long vacation, stuff just keeps coming up. The school is very big on advertising and keepi ng parents / customers happ y. After vacation it was sankambi, then sports day, then trial lesson (when random people bring their kids to the school and you givet hem kind of a tour and you s how them what you can teach their kids), a trip to the zoo, the K5 out of town school trip, then a Halloween parade in the center of town, open lesson which is kind ofl ike trial lesson and the list g oes on and on. You barely h ave time to catch your b reath from one thing and t hey are already talking about w hat you are going to do for t he next thing. I never in my life thought that I would be w orking overtime at a school. I just got off the bus from the K5 school trip and only w ent in the office to check my messages when they were like we have a meeting in 5 minutes about Seiko's festival that is happening in two w eeks. I'm like geez can I have five minutes after hav i ng spent two days with 54 f ive year olds? That's how they are though. They were already talking about the Christmas concert and we w ere still drafting up our prog ram for the Halloween event. You definitely have t o be on your toes here. Here are some brief highlights f rom some of these activities. SPORTS DAY We practiced e very day for like 2 weeks. Running, bowing, dancing, marching, it was crazy! I mean who practices for sports day? However the K5m arching band was really s omething else though. It's hard to believe that these kids are only 5 years old. Every beat, every march was totally on time. They asked me to run for p arents against staff relay r ace. I was like me? Run??? You have to be crazy. Just because I am black and from the Caribbean does not mean that I can run. They s ettled for me being a commentator after I strongly protested. K5 SCHOOL TRIP You know t hose big school groups that you see in Disneyland and t he teachers that look like they going crazy? Well that was me for two days. Japan-e se children already all look a like so when you mix them up with another couple hundred kids it is possible for you to loose your mind. T hank God for uniforms and color coordinated hats if n ot I might have brought the wrong kids back. The kids were given 10 dollars in the souvenir shop and were told that they c ould buy whatever they w anted. Now when you give k ids money and tell them they can buy what ever they want some have the tendenc y to go a little crazy. Taiyo Kun (see newsletter 5 brought me like 50 dollars worth of stuff and only had $10. I was like dude you have to put half these things b ack. It took about twenty m inutes for him to decide what he wanted to put back. Another little boy only bought a dollar worth of candy. I told him that you can buy more stuff. He wasl ike he wanted to save it for l ater. I'm like whoa this is a potential banker right here. HALLOWEEN So cute to see about 120 kids dressed up for Halloween. You had everything from traditional w itches and pumpkins to beautiful little princesses and even a little footballer. Iw ent dressed as a panda, even made my own costume. A black and white apron w ith a tail and little pandas a ll over the apron. Who knew that I could be cre ative!! If I could learn how t o cook there might be some hope for me yet. On a side note there was af oreigner Halloween party t hat night in Tokushima. I wore my gold leotard junkanoo outfit. I already g et stares when I walk down the street wearing jeans and a t-shirt, so imagine wearing t hat and a feathered skirt and walking the streets of Japan!! Bus duty and Hayato Kun Every other morning we have bus duty where we go to t he kids houses and pick them up on the bus. On my bus route we have really cool kids so we talk and they learn English and I learn Japanese. However, there is one fool o f a bus driver that always t ells us to be quiet when we don't make that much noise (there are only 3 kids on the bus and myself). But I told him no I am here to interact with the kids and he is ak indergarten bus driver so f or him to expect complete quiet is rather silly. So we don't like each other. He tries to get even by having the music up really loud in the bus before we go to picku p the kids. I m like this man don't k now that doesn't bother me. I n the Bahamas we don't c atch a bus unless it lickin', so I am thinking the louder the b etter. So now we just say "hello" and "goodbye" to e ach other. H ayato Kun is one of the kids on the bus very smart h andsome little boy who always wants to talk. I've known him since last year and we get along great. The other day he came on the bus a nd said "Coffi Sensei face black why?" I guess he fig u red since summer was over w hy do I still have my tan. I almost fell out of my chair from laughing so hard. So I'm like how do I explain r ace to a 5 year old Japanese b oy. So I just said mother and father face black. So my f ace is black too. That answer seemed to satisfy him. AJapanese epiphany By COFFI M C PHEE


C M Y K C M Y K THETRIBUNE SECTIONB HEALTH: Body and mind TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010 By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer T RIBUNE W o man has been on a q uest t o unco ver the true definition of the word sexy and as would be e xpect ed, the meaning changes between men and women. Last week Tribune Woman asked a few men w hat is it they found engaging about a womantheir responses included superficial and beyond the surface answers. This week we wanted to know what it is about a man that makes a womans eye twinkle, and stomach flutter. And after speaking to these women a mutual opinion shared by them is that -sexy is what sexy thinks! Confidence is everything, said Ava Turnquest w ho said this tells much more about how a man feels about himself. A guy that is sure of himself grabs my attention. N ot when he is over confident or cocky by the way. Its just that when a man is sure of himself it means that nothing that anyone says to him matters. She added that a man who is goal oriented and has an idea of where his life is headed is a good catch. What I also find very sexy is a man who does not only know what he wants in a woman, but knows what he wants in life, she told Tribune Woman. From yester years women have been taught to seek a mate that is goal oriented, will take the lead, fulfilling his divine role as the sole provider and bread winner of the home. And although times have changed, this criteria hasnt. A man that is desirous for success is probably in every womans blueprint of the perfect man. This particular quality open the eyes and raises the eyebrow for Stacey Rolle* as well. A man that knows what he wants is great, but a man that has the drive and is aggressive enough to follow through is even better, she said. While she finds it very sexy when a guy is aggressive at chasing his dreams, when hes with her he must tame that aggression and turn it into gentleness. He must unlock the key to her heart, surprise her with hugs from behind and other affectionate gestures non-sexual in nature. Looks arent most important to me. What I like is a guy that is nice, sweet, caring and treat me like a princess, this is my definition of sexy, Stacey explained. On the other hand, Alesha Cadet said that a man that is in control is the most enticing thing. To her this is his rightful place. When I say I find a guy sexy that is in control, I dont mean a guy that is abusive or too aggressive. I mean it in the sense that he doesnt beckon to my every call. A guy who allows me to run over him is not going to get me interested, she told Tribune Woman. Apart from the physical attributes one may p ossess another woman Dahlia Graham* said that a man that can resist a woman no matter how beautiful she is will have her knees weak. For instance, if there is a guy who is in a comm itted relationship and there is a very beautiful sexy woman who constantly throws herself at him and he resists her just to honour his commitmentw ith his partner gets ten stars from me. In some odd way I find that very sexy, even a little magnetic, since most people know men are physical a nd the fact that he can defy his nature makes him powerful in my eyes she said. To Lola Cartwright* courtly love is an enchantment in itself. I want to know that chivalry is not d ead with me, Lola said. Unlike men, looks are the least bit important to these women. However, that does not mean a guy w ith an unkempt appearance, makes the cut. These women said a man must be well groomed, and have a ravishing finish to be the definition of sexy. J ennie Hill* told Tribune Woman that a tall, firmly built guy clad in a suit with a cigar protruding from his mouth is hot. This heightens his sex appeal. I dont know if its because it brings out his masculinity but this is very hot to me, Jennie said. The lingering fragrance of the Armani Code or C alvin Klein cologne is enough to get the blood running Jennie said. Wow a man that looks great and smells great is enchanting, she said. A combination of great looks, confidence, ambition, and romance is what these women say makea man sexy. *Names have been changed. Sexy Sexy A womans definition of

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