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By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net A MERICAN actress and author Holly Robinson-Peete pledged to commit resources and support to a local autism outreach centre while addressing parents raising children with special needs at a receptionhosted by US Ambassador Nicole Avant. Mrs Peete and her husband, former professional football star Rodney Peete, are working with Resources and Education for Autism and Related Challenges (REACH through a partnership with the US Embassy. "(Autism very near and dear to my heart and affects one in 100 children w orldwide," Mrs Avant told t he crowd gathered on the front lawn of her estate on Monday evening as she introduced the celebrity couple. Mrs Peete, best known for her roles on American television, shared her family's own struggle with son Rodney's diagnosis about 10 years ago when he was around three years old revealing that even with their financial resources and access to specialists in the US, it was not easy. S he first noticed Rodney Jr was not developing in the same way as his twin sister at around age two, but she said she had to fight for a year to get doctors, family, friends, even her husband, to listen. Then came the diagnosis. "When we got our diagnosis i n 1999, 2000 we were devastated. We were told our son w ould never do a whole laundry list of things he would never go to school with normal kids, he would never have any meaningful language, any connection with other children, he would never be able to play with his twin sister appropriately. They even had the nerve t o tell a quarterback's son he would never play sports and the list went on and on," said the actress. Despite the warnings, her son has surpassed expectations, she said, while encouraging parents not to let the diagnosis place limitations on their child's future. I was determined not to let anyone tell me never, and as a result he is a thriving, almost a 13-yearold boy. Let no one ever tell you never about your son or daughter, that is just unacceptable." Her husband, who struggled for a long time to come to grips with his son's condition, stressed the importance of e ducation and therapy to help maximise an autistic child's potential. He added that in spite of the hurdles, a bright future can lie ahead of a child with special needs. "It's a family issue, it's a global issue and these kids need our help. But there is a window, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope," said Mr Peete. REACH public relations officer Kim Gibson said the event was vital for fostering local awareness on the disor der and providing an avenue f or affected families to meet and share stories. "We're just really happy the Peetes came to bring their sto ry to the Bahamas. It gives us hope, a lot of us feel there is no hope here because of the limited resources but it lets us see that we're not alone, that if we work hard wonderful things will happen and it also brings awareness. A lot of peo ple don't know what autism is in the Bahamas and sometimes they look at our children as if they are being rude," said Ms Gibson, mother to a sevenyear-old autistic boy. G uests of the reception were given signed copies of Mrs Peete's inspirational children's book on autism which she wrote with her daughter Ryan My Brother Charlie. The book is based on the pair's experience having an autistic family member. The Peetes founded the HollyRod foundation on 1996. The group raises awareness on Parkinson's disease and autism. Autism is a disorder which affects the brain's devel opment and communication skills. It is usually first evident in the first two to three years of life. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM American actress pledges support for local autism outreach centre REACHING OUT: Holly Robinson-Peete speaks at the reception held by the USAmbassador Nicole Avant. SMILING: Holly Robinson-Peete and her husband Rodney Peete look t hrough her book My Brother Charlie which she wrote with her daughter Ryan. BOOK SIGNING : Rodney Peete signs copies of the book My Brother C harlie while his wife speaks to attendees of the event. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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EDITOR, The Tribune. T he story in another daily n ewspaper, headlined Minister Infers Complicity has prompted me to write this letter for the information of m y colleagues, with my plea t o restore the discipline, s upervision, accountability a nd transparency we once h ad in our Police Force, in p articular during the period of British Command. In the British Police Training Schools discipline is described training of people to obey rules or a code of conduct controlled b ehaviour resulting from s uch training and behaving in a controlled way. The t raining of recruits in our P olice College encompasse s all of the above. For the law enforcement officer it is the obedience toa nd respect for lawful authority that distinguishes an organised body from a disorderly group. In police work there is the need for formal discipline because a high standard of p ersonal conduct is required i n order to maintain the con fidence and trust which thep ublic will have in your serv ice. O ver the decades many of us, who were a part of that training in British militaryd iscipline have seen a gradual decline in this area of law enforcement. In those early years the policeman was a symbol used by tourism to advertise The Bahamas and the Police Force led all others involved i n providing service in our c ountry. W e served with honour. W e remember with pride. W e are very concerned with w hat some police officers demonstrate today, eg, the dress code is being ignored;c leanliness and neatness nonexistent (except when on parade or recruits who have just graduated), response to t elephone calls, failure to attend court, bad driving habits, poor communication s kills, neglect of duty, ignori ng simple administrative r ules, in particular when dealing with prisoners prop-e rty and the security of priso ners, abuse of power and committing criminal acts. The force has done well in the war on crime, which is a plus for its dedicated officers. The force has failed to a ddress the minor crime, w hich if done regularly and for prolonged periods could expose some of those pers ons who are involved in m ajor crime. T here must be a major thrust towards zero tolerance if we are to restore order in our country. Resid ents, who contravene any l aw must be aware that they e xpose themselves to certain p rosecution and punishm ent. T he executive management of the force is in capable hands. The deterioration of discipline is caused by the failure of middle management the Divisional Commanders, t he Inspectorate, the Nonc ommissioned Officers (Corporals and Sergeants t o provide good examples o f discipline, to supervise, m ake accountable and enforce all of the rules of the Police Force. T he story in the newspaper is just one of many disturbing incidents exposing police inefficiency in carrying out simple duties. This and many other dis turbing incidents support myy ears of constant begging t hat the Police Force begin a major thrust towards restori ng the discipline we had in t he fifties and sixties. PAUL THOMPSON Sr Nassau, A ugust 6, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm ALTHOUGH Education Minister Desmond Bannister, in an official statement in July, made it quite clear that no registration fees are required to enter a government school, his message must not have reached all school principals. Only this week we haveh ad complaints especially from Family Island parents about registration fees. N assau parents have said that the registration fee is required for the first registration at a new school. According to them the fee is to cover such things as insurance, the schoolbadge and various other miscellany that a student might require during his school years. H owever, a Family Island parent complained this week that a $114 registration f ee was required at the school where she had registered her child. In addition there were extra fees, such as $20 for a PE uniform, $38 towards a jacket, $20 for insurance, $20 lab fee to use a computer, and something more for a school badge. And so her tale of woe continued. We understood unlike the story being told in Nassau that these charges were in addition to the registration fee. She was particularly upset about the fee to use the computers, which, she pointed out were donations to the school for the childrens use. However, according to Mr Bannister section 38(1 states that no fees shall be paid for admis sion to any public schools. He said that section of the Act also requires the Minister to provide books, writing materials, stationary, practice materials and other articles that are necessary to enable pupils to take full advan tage of the education provided in so far as the Ministers resources permit. We know that over the years Ministers resources have run dry and teachers have had to either dip into their own pockets or b eg parents to chip in for essential school supplies. Mr Bannister made it clear that no child is to be denied entry into any public school for any financial reason whatsoever. However, a month later a Bain Town mother complained that she was turned d own when she went to register her 13-yearold son at CC Sweeting High School because she did not have the required $130 registration fee. In the end she agreed to pay the fee but explained that she could not do so in one payment, because she didnt have the money. She said that at the time she could only put down $50 because that was all that she had on her. Thats when they told me, she said, that they couldnt take the money and that Id have to come back with all of it. She was told to hurry and return with the money, because seats were going fast. If I had the money, I would have just gone ahead and paid it, but I didnt. M r Bannister said that when his government was elected in 2007 it found a system in p lace where schools were seeking to assist parents by charging registration fees. These fees, he said, permitted parents to pay one fee to the school to cover items such as PE uniforms and group insurance coverage for their children, thereby eliminating the need for parents to have tos cramble all over town to have to deal with these matters themselves. H e said his government found that the main problem with the system was that there was no uniformity between schools. At some schools there was no registration fee which made it prohibitive for parents to get insurance coverage for their children, whereas at another school there was an excessive regis tration fee of $400. The FNM introduced a system whereby parents of primary school students were given the option of paying a one time regis tration fee of $100, which would provide a full PE kit, school crest for their uniform and, in some cases, school neckties and oth er incidentals. It also included accident insur ance for the entire period of their enrolment at school. Similar opportunities were offered to parents of Junior and Senior High schools. Mr Bannister emphasised that while the registration fee is not mandatory, it is high ly recommended, especially for its insurance coverage. Another parent felt that teachers seemed more concerned about the students appearance rather than their education. He told a Family Island story of a child arriving at school in navy blue socks because t hat morning his mother could not find his black uniform socks. The principal ordered him to pull up his trousers so she could take a good look at his socks. When she saw they were not the regimental black, she ordered him to return home a six mile walk. The principal was so busy concentrating o n his feet that she neglected his empty head, laughed the parent. It reminds me, he said, of a friend who remarked about a student immaculate ly turned out in her starched uniform: My God, she look good, but she is as dumb as a daisy! In his opinion many educators were neglecting the most important purpose of a school to provide good, solid education. Discipline must be restored to the Police Force LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net School fees still an issue for parents EDITOR, The Tribune. T he following quote appeared in The Tribune on 13th August, 2010, as a part of a col umn authored by Adrian Gibson: The Coro n ers court was formerly a specialist court until it was abolished by the PLP in 2007. Today, it is a part of the Magistrates court. One would expect that Adrian Gibson, allegedly a teacher and law student, would do research (if only in The Tribunes archivesb efore putting pen to paper. Had he done research, he would have found t hat, in September 2006, Sir Burton Hall (then the Chief Justice) addressed a memo to all Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrates. In that memo, Sir Burton Hall stated that, it is notified that with immediate effect the practice that was instituted in 1993 of designating a particular Magistrates Court as the Coroners C ourt will be discontinued. Had Adrian Gibson been minded to find out the facts and write the truth, research (even a Google search) would also have revealed that Sir Burton Hall subsequently spoke publicly about his decision and that his decision was supported by the Bar Council. Further, as a law student and a teacher, Adrian Gibson ought to k now that in accordance with our laws, in The B ahamas, these decisions are taken by the Judiciary and not by the Executive. In 2006, the Chief Justice, as head of the J udiciary, properly exercised his power to determine the allocation of Coroners work. Clearly, in more that one aspect, Adrian Gibsons serious allegation are not true. The PLP did not abolish the Coroners Court. I was the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs at the time. I deplore AdrianG ibsons irresponsible and untruthful allega tions and aspersions against the Executive. I am deeply concerned that these obviously untrue allegations were published by The Tri bune. I write to set the record straight and I hope that the usual appropriate apologies and corr ections will be forthcoming from The Tribune and Adrian Gibson. ALLYSON MAYNARD GIBSON Nassau, August 16, 2010. Adrian Gibson is wrong, the PLP did not abolish the Coroners Court

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By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net THE Ministry of Labour has accepted that it may have played some part in causing Mondays strike at nine KFC locations. In a statement issued yesterday, the ministry admitted failing to give union representatives adequate notice of a change in date for an important negotiation meeting. The Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU ment of Restaurants (Bahamas Limited, the franchisee of KFC in Nassau, were originally scheduled to meet with the Department of Labour on Monday, but the meeting had to be postponed until September 8. Meeting The union was not informed of the change until the day of the meeting, after they had already arrived. A letter signed by Dorothy Godet, acting director of labour, stated: On behalf of the Labour Department, I sincerely apologise for all incon venience caused to (the BHCAWU president) and your executive team and your union members. Darrin Woods, BHCAWU general secretary, said: We had no idea the meeting was postponed. Labour wrote us an apology letter saying they did not inform us. We found out from a Labour officer it was postponed because managements consultant (Michael Reckley) was on holiday. In addition, we met with management last week who did not indicate they were not coming. They have an obligation to tell us they could not make it and seek a new date. After Mondays failed negotiation meeting, union representatives directed KFC workers to take strike action. Business halted at nine KFC outlets on Monday morning. By the afternoon, normal operations were restored. Restaurants Ltd expressed disappointment with the unions actions, calling the move a wild cat strike. It was claimed in an official statement that the unions actions came because of the companys refusal to reinstate an employee in one of the outlets who had been dismissed for steal ing. Mr Woods denied those allegations, saying: The worker being fired had nothing to do with it. It just so happened that all of the events happened at the same time. He said the worker in question was placed on a 10-day suspension, following a prior twoday suspension. She was scheduled to return to work on Monday. When she did, management informed her she was terminated. Mr Woods said this was a violation of contract, because management had already opted for suspension and not termination. The real reason behind the dispute, according to Mr Woods, is salary increases due to workers based on a 2007 industrial agreement. When they first talked about redundancies, staff members said they would forego the increases to save the jobs. Management insisted that they needed to reduce head count. The employees said if you reduce staff, then we want our money, said Mr Woods. Another increase is scheduled for September 2010, according to Mr Woods. He said the company had written the union requesting deferral. Rates The company wanted to f reeze the rates and all financial matters at 2008 rates. We couldnt agree to that when light, National Insurance and everything has gone up. It would make the buying power of the employees much less. Ina ctual fact (the net effect is they would be at 2006 levels, h e said. The union met yesterday to agree on a plan of action. It was decided that with immediate effect, workers at all KFC locations will perform no actions other than those they weres pecifically contracted to perform, said Mr Woods. Since the latest round of redundancies the persons were multi-tasking, performing more than one job function. The exiting of over 40 persons left a void, so they were doing whatever was necessary to assist. Since management has taken their position, the workers will just do what they were hired to do. That is the first step, he said. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THEBAHAMAS VERYOWNSTREETPHILOSOPHER Ministry may have played part in causing KFC strike Labour Department apologises over date mix-up

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Insurance industry: Regulator dissed us By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A furious Bahamian i nsurance industry has demanded t hat the sector regulator show it a greater degree o f respect, and warned that it will resist end-September deadlines to comply with the Insurance Acts regulations amid fears that excessive capital requirements will raise consumer premium prices and impair the regional competitiveness of local insurance players. An August 13, 2010, letter sent to Lennox McCartney, the Insurance Superintendent, and Zhivargo Laing, the minister ofs tate for finance, also pledged to bring pressure to bear on the Government to amend the Insurance Act 2005 and its accompanying regulations, warns that the issues it contains could seriously and adversely damage the operations of many of the insurers and insurance intermediaries presently doing business in the country if they are not resolved. The letter, sent by the Bahamas General Insurance Association (BGIA by its chairman, Timothy Ingraham, which has been obtained by Tribune Business, expresses particular concerns over the risk-rating of insurers balance sheet assets for purposes of capitalisation and solvency marginc alculations. When such calcul ations are made, different class e s of assets are discounted a ccording to the perceived risk attached to them (whether the asset holder will recover 100 per cent of their investment/value), and the BGIA letter argued that the discounts assigned in the Insurance Acts regulations were extremely punitive in comparison to other regulatory regimes and rating agency requirements. In particular, corporate bonds, mutual fund and preference shares are inappropriately lumped into other assets, and receive a 100 per cent discount unless approved for a lower discount by the Commission, the BGIA letter said. The industry is of the view that a 100 per cent discount is inappropriate for the o verwhelming majority of such investments..... The BGIA instead proposed discounts more in line with Canadian regulatory requirements, and warned of the Insurance Commissions proposed asset discounts: The excessive level of the existing capital requirements will restrict the ability of local insurers to com-p ete in the region and will lead to higher consumer prices. The requirement to seek approval for the use of a more appropriate discount factor for m any of these other assets will b e a huge business interruption f or the industry, will consume s ignificant resources of the Commission, without yielding s ignificant benefits. The BGIA letter instead proposed that rather than a 100 per cent discount, mutual fund shares receive only a 15 per cent discount if they were in a fund recognised by the Securities Commission. Otherwise, a 25 per cent discount should be applied. Corporate bonds were recommended for an 8 per cent discount if they were held in a company listed on a recognised exchange, 12 per cent otherwise; with the same requirement for preference shares a 15 per cent discount if held in a listed company on a recognised exchange, 20 per cent if not. The BGIA letter also warned that a 100 per cent discount on investments in ordinary shares of private companies was excessive in the vast majority of circumstances, and should be reduced to 25 per cent. And when it came to vesting assets, the BGIA, representing t he Bahamian insurance sector, said this should only apply to liabilities in the Bahamas. Currently, it said the wording of the regulations was unclear, and could mean Bahamian insurers vest assets in this nation to support overseas branch liabilities even though regulators there demanded the same. This, the BGIA warned, could doublet he amount of assets needed to operate overseas branches. In its letter, the BGIA said the Insurance Commission had failed to respond to a January 2 010 letter it had submitted sett ing out concerns over the pro p osed Insurance Act regulat ions, and had also not moved to set up a meeting between the t wo organisations. The same allegedly happened again with a May 2010 letter sent by the BGIA, with the Association also expressing disappointment over the format of briefing sessions conducted by the Insurance Commission on the new regulations. In response, the letter sent by the BGIA and Mr Ingraham pledged: The industry will bring pressure to bear on the Government to amend the Insurance Act 2005 to restructure the Insurance Commission and remove much of the discretionary powers of the Superintendent. The Association, as it now represents the insurance industry in its entirety, must insist that it be shown a greater degree of respect; that promises of prior consultations made to it by the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas be respected; that there be formal meetings with all members of the Insura nce Commission of the Bahamas; and that it receives a detailed response to its letters of January and May 2010. And, to drive home its mood, the BGIA said the Bahamian insurance industry was adamant in its resistance to the deadlines set out by the regulator, particularly the September 30, 2010, deadline to complyw ith the regulations, as this was unrealistic and unreasonable. Instead, the BGIA asked for a two-year window to comply with the regulations, giving e xisting insurers and intermed iaries two years until July 31, 2 012, to comply with capital and s olvency requirements. One year was sufficient to meet all o ther requirements. And the BGIA also urged that re-registration of all Bahamian insurance players under the new Act only take place when existing licences come up for renewal. It also called for the solvency calculation to be removed as a re-registration requirement. B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor THE Bahamas has seen inward Canadian foreign direct investment into this nation increase at a rate of 9 per cent per annum between 1987-2009, indicating the importance of negotiations between CARICOM and its northern neighbour over a new trade agreement, with a private sector consultant pledging to make up for a shortfall in Bahamian participation. An overview of CARICOM-Canadian investment flows, prepared by the formers Office of Trade Negotiations, revealed that the Bahamas attracted some Cdn$11.7 billion in inward investment from Canada in 2009, placing it second in the region behind the $40.8 billion gained by Barbados largely due to the latters double tax treaty with Ottawa, which has made it the regional hub for Canadian companies. That advantage could be B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor AN independent expert has a sserted that Baha Mar should pay $12.174 million to Harrahs Entertainment to cover the gaming giants legal and expert w itness costs incurred in d efending itself against breach of contract and other claims made over the two parties failed $2.6 billion joint venturet o redevelop Cable Beach. An August 10, 2010, report by court-appointed special referee, Marilyn Dershowitz, w hich has been obtained by Tribune Business, trimmed the i nitial bill submitted by Harrahs and its Bahamian sub-s idiary, Caesars Bahamas Investment Corporation, by just o ver $110,000, but she largely accepted the gaming giants clam and rejected assertions by Baha Mars attorneys that the sum demanded was too large. M s Dershowitzs report also revealed that Baha Mars ownl egal bill was in excess of $12.6 million, meaning that the C able Beach developer may well face a cumulative legal bill for its own attorneys and Harrahs just under $25 million. Its legal costs were ahead of Harrahs, with the gaming giants law firm billing all its a ttorneys at a rate of $490 per hour something it alleged hads aved its client $900,000 in legal C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$4.29 $4.29 $4.29The information contained is from a t hird party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report. $4.24 $4.29 $4.26 BAHAMASNassau:242.356.9801 Freeport:242.351.3010BARBADOSSt.Michael:246.435.1955 Sure youll marry a millionaire!Now whats Plan B?We can get you there. Royal Fidelity. [Learn more at royaldelity.com ] By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A BAHAMIAN Supreme Court judge has urged observers to resist pinning the fraudster and tax evader labels on persons who use inter national financial centres such as this nation for legitimate purposes, warning that some demands from the G-20/OECD were contrary to Bahamian laws. Justice Neville Adderley, in dismissing a claim brought by the Ecuadorean banking authorities against Ansbacher Bank & Trust and several Bahamian International Business Companies (IBCs alleged $150 million financial fraud, set out an impassioned defence of the Bahamas right to participate in the global financial services business through providing products that facilitated legitimate, lawful tax minimisation. Arguing that the G20/OECD initiatives were being driven by frustration in hightax countries about their inability to keep pace with legal tax avoidance structures and products devised by the likes of the Bahamas, Justice Adderley railed against the heavy-handed sanctions threats that were designed to force this nation and others into Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA Noting that the financial services industry was the second most important to the Bahamian economy, in terms of its contribution to national employ ment and gross domestic prod uct (GDP said: We must resist the temptation to pin a badge of fraud on persons who make use, legitimate use, of offshore jurisdic tions like the Bahamas. It has long been settled in English and international law that there is nothing wrong with a person so ordering his affairs to lessen his burden of taxes by lawfully avoiding (in contradistinction to evading) or other wise making lawful use of offshore jurisdictions. He added that prudent professional advisers, who devised legal tax avoidance (minimisation) schemes for high net worth individuals and companies, would be unlikely to discuss their work with home country tax authorities because this would lead to legal loopholes becoming blocked off. This, Justice Adderley said, would happen even if the Judge: Resist fraud label on offshore centres Adderley blasts G20/OECD structures for contravening Bahamian law, and says failure to disclose legal structures to home country regulators not a badge of fraud or indication of dishonest intent Says high-tax nation frustration over inability to keep up with Bahamas structures behind G-20/OECD initiatives Comments came in judgment dismissing $150m fraud action brought by Ecuadorean authorities against Ansbacher (Bahamas and Bahamian IBCs S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE financier for a $857 million Bahamian resort project has alleged it h as lost the $85 million invested to date because the development is in an ungovernable limbo due to stalling tactics employed by its former develope r partner, with both parties now await ing the New York State Supreme Courts ruling on whether to ratify a previous arbitration ruling. Informed sources close to develop m ents told Tribune Business yesterday that Justice Shirley Kornreich had heard a rguments from attorneys representing both Plainfield Asset Management, the hedge fund that is the financier for the New Providence-based South Ocean development, and former development partner RHS Ventures, and had retired to determine whether the American Arbitration Association ruling that found in the formers favour should be converted into a legally-binding judg ment/award. M eanwhile, attorneys for Plainfield and its affiliates, Seaside Heights and New South Ocean Ventures, reacted with fury to what they perceived as further attempts by RHS Ventures and its principal, Roger Stein, to further delay the New York State Supreme Courts hearing and ruling on the arbitration award. An August 2, 2010, letter sent to Justice Kornreich by the attorneys representing Mr Stein, RHS Ventures and RHS Holdings (Bahamas they would submit a motion to change the hearings venue from New York County to the Bronx, and to disqualify t he judge from hearing the case. Informed sources close to develop ments told Tribune Business yesterday that Justice Kornreich had rejected this motion out of hand, but not before attor neys for Plainfield/Seaside had reacted with fury in their August 3, 2010, response. David Hille, of White & Case, described the proposed RHS Ventures motion as entirely without merit, and represents nothing more than respondents continuing strategem to delay and avoid enforcement of the final arbitration award. Referring to the contents of that a ward, Mr Hille said the three-man arbi tration panel unanimously found that RHS Ventures and Mr Stein had been properly removed for cause as the New South Ocean projects general/developer partner in October 2008, a date that was almost two years ago. Ungover nable limbo costs developer $85m $857m South Ocean redevelopments financing partner claims loss as it blasts former partners stalling tactics, with both awaiting New York ruling S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B Baha Mar faces $25m legal bill Canadian investment in Bahamas hits $11.9bn

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THIS is a two-part article a bout financial abuse of the elderly (known as Elder Abuse). In this piece, we will define elder abuse in its many forms, but the focus will natu-r ally emphasise the financial abuse that has become more prevalent in the Bahamas recently. Sadly, these matters h ardly come to the attention of the public for various reasons that will be discussed. Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse is the mistreatment or n eglect of an elderly person or disabled adult. Elder and Departmental Adult Abuse victims include adults aged 65 years old and over, and depen-d ent adults aged between 1864, who are physically, developmentally or emotionally disabled. T T y y p p e e s s O O f f E E l l d d e e r r l l y y A A b b u u s s e e Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse may include: Neglect Abandonment or deprivation of basic needs ( including water, food, housing, clothing or medical care). Self Neglect Unable or unwilling to care for ones self, or unable or unwilling to pro-v ide for ones self. Physical Abuse Hitting, pushing, causing unnecessary pain, intentional misuse of medi cine, causing injury and unnecessary restraint. Sexual Abuse Inappropriate exposure, inappropriate sexual advances, inappropriates exual contact, sexual exploitation and rape. Emotional or Verbal Abuse This includes, humilia tion, threats of harm or abandonment, isolation, non-communication or intimidation. Financial Abuse This includes undue influence toc hange legal documents, misuse of property, theft or embezzlement. F F i i n n a a n n c c i i a a l l A A b b u u s s e e Financial abuse can rob an elderly person of assets accumulated over a lifetime. Many elderly people are isolated, withf amily and friends far away. This makes them vulnerable to financial abuses, such as fraud u lent schemes, inappropriate trust accounts and outright t heft. Every year seniors are s cammed and cheated out of their hard-earned money. These malicious scams rob seniors of their trust, their secur ity and their financial future. Scamming seniors is a widespread problem that covers every country and every island i n the Bahamas. Our populat ion needs to realise the importance of protecting seniors and their families from these scams, s o the elderly can live an indep endent and secure life. This article will discuss the typical victim, who is most likely to a buse seniors, and how to protect seniors with the assistance of a financial experts, law e nforcement, social services and concerned citizens. E E x x a a m m p p l l e e s s o o f f F F i i n n a a n n c c i i a a l l E E l l d d e e r r A A b b u u s s e e F inancial elder abuse can take many forms. Some signs that financial abuse may be occurring include: Loss of valuable personal belongings in a nursing home or assisted living facility Emptying of bank accounts Forging the elderly persons s ignature on checks Changing title on real estate, bank accounts, cars and other property Changing the will to benefit a caregiver W W h h o o c c o o m m m m i i t t s s e e l l d d e e r r f f i i n n a a n n c c i i a a l l a a b b u u s s e e ? ? T hese and other forms of financial elder abuse are undertaken by people such as inhome caregivers, nursing home p ersonnel, attorneys, accountants and physicians. People in a fiduciary relationship with the elderly person, such as a trustee or the holder of a power ofa ttorney, may be defrauding the person whose resources they control. This is one of them ost disgraceful aspects of elder abuse, that the personse ntrusted to guide and protect the elderly are themselves abusi ng them. W e recently had a case where a grandchild employed w ith a Bahamian bank was forging the signature of her g randmother and fleecing the account. Who would havet hought that your own family member,. placed in a fiduciary p osition, would use their position to harm their own grandmother? Unfortunately, this is q uite widespread and does not only occur in the Bahamas. The perpetrators range from financial planners, telemarketers, charitable organisationsa nd people claiming to be in the religious community to iinsurance agents and other persons in a position of trust. T T h h e e T T y y p p i i c c a a l l A A b b u u s s e e d d E E l l d d e e r r The typical victim of elder abuse is a widowed female in her mid-70s or older, living on al imited income, but it also occurs with elderly males, who may or may not have symptoms of dementia. They usually live w ith the perpetrator, often a spouse or adult child. Elder victims often do not report the abuse. The fear of retaliation, shame or fear of losing theirh ome or independence are some of the reasons. F F i i n n a a n n c c i i a a l l S S c c a a m m s s R ecently, the police revealed a plethora of financial scams being perpetrated on the Bahamian people. The elderly are most at risk of becoming av ictim of these scams. Scams do not discriminate. Seniors can be vulnerable to quick fixes, af ast return on investments and, in their caring nature, believe ad onation will help their com munity, religious organisation, c harity or person in need. The v ictims of these scams are found across a broad spectrum o f financial standing without regard to gender, nationality or e thnicity. Internationally, the top 10 m ost common schemes include the following: 1 27,&( $PRXQW NASSAU DARTS ASSOCIATIONN otice of AGM and RegistrationSeptember 1st, 2010 Hideaway at 7:30 pm for registration $360 PER TERM8:00 pm Meeting Please note any new venues need to be authorized and checked by the Executive b efore registration. P lease contact through www.bahamasdarts.com C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Our people are our competitive advantage.At Butterfield, we pride ourselves on being approachable, disciplined and proactive. If you embody these qualities and have the necessary experience, you may be the one were looking for.Head of Business Development, Group Trust, Caribbean RegionButterfield has an exciting opportunity for an assertive, proactive experienced & enthusiastic business development professional, with a drive for developing business and results. The successful candidate will be responsible for business development for Butterfield Trust, Group-wide, and in particular the Bahamas and Cayman businesses. Candidates should have a confident and consultative approach to business development. Practical knowledge and experience will have been developed over at least ten years in fiduciary business relevant to the North American and Latin American markets, dealing primarily with high and ultra-high net worth families. Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills are essential. Ideally, the candidate will be a qualified lawyer, accountant and/or TEP with a trust and business development background. He or she will be fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese, and have experience dealing with fiduciary structuring for families with connections to North America and selected countries in Latin America.THE BAHAMAS | BARBADOS | BERMUDA | CAYMAN ISLANDS | GUERNSEY | HONG KONG | MALTA | SWITZERLAND | UNITED KINGDOMPlease apply by 27 August 2010 to: Debbie Garland, Head of Human Resources, Butterfield Bank (Bahamas Montague Sterling Centre, East Bay Street, P.O. Box N-3242, Nassau, Bahamas Tel (242 debbie.garland@bs.butterfieldgroup.comwww.butterfieldgroup.com The scammers who target our elderly by John S Bain S S E E E E n n e e x x t t p p a a g g e e

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Cables first half profit falls 36% Ungovernable limbo costs developer $85m Despite a $2.9 million award being m ade against RHS Ventures and Mr Stein, Plainfields attorneys argued that the project had continued to languish, with the golf course its key asset and other development components,s uch as the 375 acres of real estate, depreciating in value. Nonetheless, [RHS Ventures and Mr Stein] continue to refuse to abide b y the arbitration award, and to prevent petitioners from assuming the rightful role as general partner, Mr Hille alleged. As a result of respondents ongoing m isconduct, the partnership (in which [Plainfield/Seaside] have invested, and lost, in excess of $85 million) continued to remain in ungovernable limbo. R espondents latest delay tactic should not be permitted. The South Ocean case also highlights how the fate of valuable Bahamian resort and other properties, plusv aluable parcels of real estate, is increasingly being decided in foreign courts, which developers and their financiers have selected as the primar y jurisdiction for resolving any disputes. The stalled redevelopment of the southwestern New Providence property has also denied Bahamians potential business and employment opport unities at a time when they have been most needed, due to the economic r ecession. The South Ocean redevelopment w as originally scheduled to include a 140-room five-star resort; 400-room f our-star resort; a 40,000 square foot casino; fractional villas; 180 timeshare units; second homes; a convention cent re; marina; tennis facilities and spa. The draft economic impact study f or the South Ocean project projected that it would create 1,358 full-time jobsw hen fully open, plus 1,200 construc tion jobs. M r Stein had previously pledged to Tribune Business that he would seek to overturn the Arbitration Award decis ion, saying: "We are naturally disappointed in the arbitrators' decision,w hich we believe is fundamentally flawed and will not survive judicial r eview by the New York courts. We intend to seek to vacate the decision, as well as to explore every possible option to establish the truth." schemes run from international f inancial centres were valid and lawful. He added: The court does not accept, therefore, without other admissible evidence, that failure to discuss w ith or disclose to the regulators of their home countries the d etails of lawful schemes of avoidance (or which they b elieve to be lawful) set up in international financial centres like the Bahamas is in itself a badge of fraud or an indication of dishonest intent. T he Bahamas and its financial services product menu hadp roven very attractive to wealthy Ecuadoreans, Justice A dderley noted, with International Business Companies, investment funds, trusts and other vehicles facilitating lawful tax avoidance, proper wealth a nd estate planning. Diving into what was driving t he anti-international financial centre onslaught by the G2 0/OECD, Justice Adderley said in his judgment: We see today the manifestation of frustration of the high-tax countries in not being able to keep up w ith the various legitimate schemes devised by and for i nternational financial centres like the Bahamas. Specifically, what some have called a heavy-handed and unilateral approach has been taken by the countries of the OECD vis-a-vis the international financial centres (which when located outside the OECD have the depreciative label of tax havens). Then, warning that many of the G-20/OECD impositions s eemed to run counter to, and possibly contravene, Bahami a n law, Justice Adderley added: They have devised various l ists: the white list, the grey list and the blacklist. These initiatives appear to be designed to set new evolving standards of disclosure in finan c ial services required by the OECD countries, irrespective o f the legislative framework of the respective offshore jurisd ictions........ Damaging sanctions critical to their survival are threatened against those jurisdictions that do not comply. Justice Adderleys comments came in a judgment that dismissed an action brought by the Central Bank of Ecuador, which involved an Ecuadorean commercial bank, Banco Cont inental, that at its height had more than $555 million in a ssets, 260,000 deposits (about 16 per cent of all Ecuadorean b ank deposits) and 18 per cent of all bank loans. That was prior to its 2008 collapse, and the Ecuadorean banking regulator alleged that t he banks wealthy controlling family, the Ortegas, committed a fraud on Inter-American Asset Management Fund ( IAMF), a Bahamian-domiciled mutual fund, which they pur portedly asset-stripped of $150 million to prop up their bank in the mid-1990s. The case, which was brought against Ansbacher (Bahamas and its fellow defendants well before the bank was acquired by A. F. Holdings (the latter has no connection to the affair, w as dismissed by Justice Adderley. Ansbacher (Bahamas b ecause it acted as IAMFs fund administrator. 1. Ponzi Schemes 2. Senior Investment Fraud 3. Promissory Notes 4. Unscrupulous brokers 5. Affinity Fraud 6. Insurance Agent Securities Fraud 7. Prime Bank schemes 8. Internet Fraud 9. Mutual Fund Business Practices 10. Variable Annuities. Although such data is not available in the Bahamas, we submit that most if not all of these scams are present here as well. The scammers manipulate people by getting them to send cash and provide personal information, such as National Insurance numbers and bank account information. Seniors are offered inducements in the form of prizes, cash and large returns on an investment, but in reality it is a ploy to get at hard-earned money. W W h h y y S S c c a a m m t t h h e e E E l l d d e e r r l l y y ? ? The reasons are many but they all stem from one basic premise...its easy. Our current elder generation was raised to believe in honour and integrity. If you gave someone your word and shook on it, it was a done deal. Your honour demanded that you keep your word. As we regrettably know, it doesnt work that way any more. We are also social animals. We need socialisation with others of our kind to function. And its not terribly difficult to isolate a senior. At some point, the right and/or ability to drive will be taken away. Public transportation in this county is abysmal and, if youve never taken public transportation, difficult and confusing to learn. Seniors become housebound and lonely. Once the senior is isolated they become totally dependent on anyone who will purport to take care of them. And, at that point, the abusers got em! According to our research, one lady claimed that she knew her grandchildren were taking her money but she did not care as long as they didnt leave her alone. In another case we were made aware of, the senior fought tooth and nail to keep the abusive caregiver, going so far as to testify for the defence, because she was so scared that no one else would take care of her. F F o o r r e e n n s s i i c c I I n n v v e e s s t t i i g g a a t t i i o o n n s s My firm has the experience and investigators to determine whether financial abuse is taking place. Working with legal experts, we build a strong case against the individual or institution abusing the elderly person financially. Our goal is to recov er the elderly persons proper ty so he or she can live comfortably. We have been helping peo ple seek compensation for their financial losses. Working with sympathetic attorneys, we seek to obtain court rulings and settlements on behalf of clients, including those who have suffered financial elder abuse. If you or a loved one appears to be experiencing financial abuse, contact us, the police or a knowledgeable attorney (but be careful, because even the legal fraternity in the Bahamas are not immune from allegations of financial elder abuse). We provide free initial consul tations. In next weeks conclusion, we will tell you what you can do, especially if you work in a financial institution. N N B B : : J J o o h h n n S S . 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R obert Sands, Baha Mars senior vice-president of external and governm ental affairs, told Tribune Business that the Cable Beach developer, which is still in the process of consummating its new $2.6 billion partnership with two Chinese state-owned entitiesa nd seeking the necessary government approvals, would not be commentingo n the recommended Harrahs award. According to Ms Dershowitzs r eport, it was Baha Mar who insisted that a hearing on Harrahs legal cost demands be held, with vociferous argument having taken place as to whether this was necessary. J ames Kearney, a partner at Harrahs US law firm, Latham & Watkins, p roduced the billing records, and Ms Dershowitz noted: He offered a comp arison of time spent by the plaintiff and that spent by the defendants. That the fees of the defendants [Baha Mar] w ere in excess of $12.6 million was not disputed; by contrast, the fees and e xpenses for which the plaintiff seeks reimbursement here are a bit over$ 12.2 million. Harrahs, the report to the New Y ork State Supreme Court found,, had to spend enormous amounts of time in responding to plainly massive docu ment requests and deposition requests made by Baha Mar. And, indeed, the amount of fees generated by the defendants [Baha M ar] clearly reflect that this litigation resulted in a blitz of activity by the defendants, which obviously required r esponsive action, Ms Dershowitz said. As a first matter, it was clear t hat an enormous amount of money was at stake in this multi-billion dollar contract. And the defendants [Baha M ar] expert contended that there were damages of approximately $289 mil l ion. Responding to Harrahs fee claims, B aha Mars attorneys alleged that the legal billings were not specific enough a nd failed to show why certain actions, such as specific depositions, were necessary. Baha Mars representatives also c laimed that too many attorneys were involved with the case, and thats taffing was too heavy even though it was clear at times that [Baha Mar] h ad more lawyers on the case. However, Ms Dershowitz agreed with the arguments of Harrahs attorn eys, who alleged that Baha Mars counsel for the fee hearing had not b een involved in the litigation, and thus lacked knowledge of what had gone on and how the matter had proc eeded. Harrahs had sought $12.29 million, b roken down into $11.24 million for attorneys fees; $398,802 for charges;a nd $651,782 for litigation service providers. This, Ms Dershowitz said, r eflected an amount that the gaming giants legal advisers had reduced by $92,745. H owever, she rejected the claim for $116,492 in research costs incurred byL exis and Westlaw, deducting this from the $12.29 million to find that H arrahs had a claim to recover $12.173 million in legal costs from Baha Mar. B B A A H H A A M M A A R R , f f r r o o m m 1 1 B B CABLE Bahamas net income slumped 36 per cent during the 2010 half year to reach $9.4 million at end-June 2010, the company said yesterday, adding its revenue growth continues to be in line with expectations for this year. The BISX-listed firm said it continues to incur high regulatory and professional costs associated with the liberalisation of the communications sector. The company has aspirations of entering the voice services market by year-end 2010 subject to the regulatory approvals. During the second quarter these costs i ncreased by 99 per cent over the same perio d in 2009, and accounted for almost 10 per c ent of total operating expenses, compared to 5 per cent in 2009, the companys half-year and second quarter results revealed. Operating expenses, which increased by 24 per cent quarter-over-quarter, caused earnings to be reduced by 10 per cent compared to second quarter results last year. Cable Bahamas revenue growth of $44 million represented a 5 per cent increase over its June 30 year-to-date results. The company saw cable television revenue reach $11.7 million, data $3.5 million and Internet $7 million. During the quarter the company continued to focus diligently on meeting the obligations stipulated by the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA r equisites for its entry into the voice mark et, a Cable Bahamas release said. The company is preparing itself for entry into the market as soon as the obligations are met. negated to some extent by the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA recently signed with Canada, which ensures that the dividend profits of Canadian companies domiciled in the Bahamas will not be taxed upon repatriation back home. CARICOMs Office of Trade Negotiations also described the Bahamas as being among the most dynamic countries in the Caribbean at attracting foreign direct investment from Canada, its 9 per cent per annum growth rate between 1987 and 2009 being bettered only by Barbados, at 22 per cent, and Trinidad & Tobago with 18 per cent. Meanwhile, Hank Ferguson, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerces trade consultant, in an email sent on Monday to members of the Bahamian business community, urged local professionals and companies to play a full part in negotiations to replace the existing CARIBCAN trade agreement with Canada. He said: The Bahamas is party to these negotiations, and both the benefits and the related commitments/challenges are ours to address and secure. These negotiations are active and you should note that you still have the opportunity to shape these discussions by providing input to those that are representing our interests in these discussions. We are aware that our national consultations have not been as active as elsewhere in the region, and we will be addressing this shortfall in short order with a full schedule of private sector-led initiatives related to this and the other negotiations on our national trade agenda. Canadian investment in Bahamas hits $11.9bn F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 B B

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C M Y K C M Y K TASTE THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T h e T r i b u n e J ust a few images of what, we the Bahamas, looked like 40...50...60 years in the past. Flash Back The Nassau Beach Hotel (clockwise Ann Landers gossiped here. Prince Charles danced here. RONNIE Butler and his band enter tained the tourists and locals for many years. ANN Landers, the famous columnist, seen here with newspaperman Mark Bethel who are they talking about? PRINCE Charles danced during the 1973 Independence celebrations. By ALESHA CADET T ribune Features Writer P REPARING for the Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition in Puerto Rico n ext month, the Bahamian team is honing its skills by preparing a special meal f or a dining room full with guests. L eading up the competition, the B ahamas team dining trials will be held each Wednesday until August 2 5. During the trials, which are held a Choices restaurant in the Culinary and Hospitality Management Instit ute on Thompson Boulevard, the chefs prepare a three-course meal from a mystery basket of ingredients. Explaining the process, Clarence R olle of the Ministry of Tourism said: After each meal, the guests will critique the chefs and the bar tender on the team. Their comments will be used to improve their skillsa nd strategy, and after three weeks of practice, they will travel to comp ete against other Caribbean teams. Mr Rolle said the competition is going to be very exciting. Each Caribbean country holds i ndividual competitions to select the t hree chefs, one pastry chef and one bartender that will make their national team. Excitement builds in each country as the teams have locale vents where they practice for the c ompetition, he said. The team is very focused on the win and I am very excited to be working along with the team, said DeAnne Gibson, an assistant man a ger in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation who is coordinating the t eam's efforts. Ms Gibson pointed out that the Bahamas has a reputation of being a f ormidable culinary force. Therefore, she said, the Bahamas team is already seen as a major comp etitor by the other teams. H owever, she said, there is much t hat the team must do to prepare for next month's test. It is very possible that the Bahamian team will have to become more f amiliar with ingredients that are p opular in Caribbean, but rarely u sed in the Bahamas. The ingredients for preparing m eals will be a mystery until the last moment, Ms Gibson said. You might have saltfish, you m ight have flying fish where we use a lot of snapper and grouper. So we have to adjust our skills, she said. At the Taste of the Caribbean event, a random drawing takes place where teams are assigned their com p etition spot and it is determined w hether they will prepare a lunch or dinner dish. The competition is a hot food competition where the competitors cook and present food to be judged o n taste as well as execution of skills a nd presentation. These competitions are somewhat larger in scope than cold food competitions, in that kitchen space isr equired, raw products and servers a re provided. Hot food competitions a re best to determine the skills required of chefs and cooks. Ms Gibson told Tribune Taste that in the past the Bahamian team hasw on four medals three gold and o ne silver. We have captured pastry chef of the year; in 2004 Sallie Gaskin won and in 2006 Tracy Sweeting won,"s he said. Bahamian culinary artists long road to Caribbean competition T OP: T he cook-off champions LEFT: A 'Sweet Island Gal'. A BOVERIGHT: T he signature pastry dish. LOWER R IGHT: The Bahamian team prepares for the competition. BY ROLAND ROSE

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C M Y K C M Y K ENTERTAINEMENT PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T h e T r i b u n e AWESOME A UTOMOBILE e nthusiasts gathered at the Bahamas Hot Rod Association MotorSports Park last weekend to show off their souped-up vehicles. things 2 DO NOW SEPTEMBER 10 The Humane S ocietys First A nnual Summer Fun Photography Contest The Bahamas Humane S ociety 2010 Summer Fun P hotography Contest has n umerous different categories and age groups. Each entry must be a 10 x 8 mounted print. Entry fee is $10 per photo. T he contest is open to anyone, including professionals. The aspiring photographers category is for children aged 10 and under. T he junior category is for c hildren aged 11 to 15. The adult category is for those aged 16 and above. P rint drop-off locations are as follows: The Bahamas Humane S ociety Shelter, Chippingh am. Graham Real Estate on Shirley Street and Vict oria Avenue Windermere West, Caves Village. P rizes and awards will be g iven out during a cocktail party at the Bahamas H umane Society on September 18. The top three photos in each class will be displayedo n the evening. N OW OCTOBER Call for volunteers for CariFringe Festival The Bahamas Arts Col lective is asking for volunt eer assistance for the inaugural CariFringe Festival which will take place October 1 11. C ariFringe is an umbrella multi-disciplinary cultural event with a wide rangeo f activities including theatrical productions, con certs, art exhibitions, literary readings, social gatheri ngs, workshops, forums, discussions, parties and craft markets from a variety of creative communities locally and regionally. Partners and affiliates include Shakespeare in Paradise; Music Momentum Summit; FAM Fest; The Bahamas Writers Summer Institute (BWSI of the World Fashion; Thought Katcher Productions; Popopstudios Centre for the Visual Arts; Insitu Arch; Doongalik Gallery and Studios; The Downtown Nassau Partnership; 242 People Clothing Com pany, and The Hub among others.. Interested persons are asked to please contact CariFringe via e-mail at carifringe@gmail.com NOW SEPTEMBER 6 The Math Clinic PERSONS are encouraged to register for the Math Clinic, which spe cialises in one-on-one personal tuition for students of all levels from primary school to college. The clinic holds sessions on Mondays through Thursdays, from 4pm to 5:30pm, 6pm to 7:30pm, and on Satur days from 11am to 2pm. The sessions are held at #2 Ferguson Way, Suite 1, off Marathon Road. Call 3930202 or e-mail the.mathe matics.clinic@gmail.com for more information. INSIGHT For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays B y ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Writer I N keeping with their motto, speed, style, sound, Island Tunerz held its 6th Annual Summer Nationalz Car and Bike Show last Saturday at the Bahamas Hot Rod Association MotorSports Park in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Complex. Scores of automotive enthusiasts participated in the event, showing offc ustomised cars and motorcycles of all models and makes. Despite the rain, persons were able to see the many cars that put the wow in showmanship, whether done by a professional or amateur, said Mia Campbell, president of IslandT unerz. The category of Best of Show was close, but was ultimately won byS hane Freedman with his 2002 Mazda RX-7 sponsored by Bahamas Hydraulic Supply. Ms Campbell said the competition was especially stiff this year andi ncluded three-time winner Leslie Rahming of Flying Low Audio, who this year had to settle for second place i n the overall event. Taking first place for Best Motorbike was Christine Sterling of Deans Lane, Fort Charlotte. I have a lot of interest in cars and I like being around people that have the same interest as me. I mostly like to show off the engines, Ms Sterling said. W omen and cars The fact that tinkering with engines i s usually not a typical hobby for women has never bothered Ms Ster ling. I have been living in the Bahamas f or the past 18 years, and Ive been entering car shows for the past five years. I like working with metal.R estoring old vehicles to show off my workmanship. It is a form of recycling and it provides me with an interesting and cool ride. Right now my motorcycles are s tanding inside of my house, one is in the living room and the other one is in one of the bedrooms. My goal would b e to have a garage full of them, she said. Ms Sterling said her vehicles are not for sale, they are collectors items. After they are improved with the help of my husband and my friends I will enter them in car and bike shows. Ms Sterling said she always receives compliments for her Puma 98cc motorcycle, which she said is defi n itely a looker. I enter all shows, the next show is coming up on August 28. My ultimate goal is to have a workshop with lots ofw ork stations, tools and equipment, especially a car lift to work more safe ly. My advice for women wanting to d o the same, just do it, go for it, its not hard." Winning Best Nissan for his blue N issan Skyline was Patrick Roxbury who had the trunk of his car customised for sound quality and added six DVD screens to vehicle. "I customised the engine, chromed i t up a little. I won best Nissan and I got second place in Best Sound Quality. I e nter these car shows every year because I just love cars, my aim is to win a car show, all the car shows, he said, Upgrading Mr Roxbury told Tribune Enter tainment that he does not get intimid ated by the other contestants, he just tries to beat them at their own game. Every year I upgrade my car by adding something on it. I am tryingt o win this (show August 28, in preparation for it I'm doing a little more to the inside, upgrading the upholstery. T he 6th Annual Summer Nationalz Car and Bike Show still has two more events outstanding due to inclementw eather last weekend, the burn-out competition and night racing were postponed until this Friday. Island Tunerz car show By JASON DONALD Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Keiran Culkin, Chris Evans BRITISH director Edgar Wright burst onto the scene with the zombie rom-com Shaun of the Dead a breathless horror comedy that gar nered a huge cult following. With his next film, the action movie pastiche Hot Fuzz he continued to bombard the audience with sight gags, one liners and characters that you couldnt help but care about. Now comes Scott Pilgrim vs. the World a crazy montage of retro video game references, animation and spe cial effects that falls perfectly into Wrights remit. Michael Cera is Scott Pilgrim, bass player of the uncool yet impossibly hip band Sex Bob-omb. Scotts world is turned upside down when he falls for the literal girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, a goggles and roller skateswearing delivery girl. Ramona warns Scott that if the pair are to start dating, he must fight and defeat her seven evil exes from her previous relationships. So Scott finds his dates and gigs repeatedly interrupted by high-energy duels challenging his bid to prove his love. A concept this silly could easily have fallen flat but its all so good-natured that you cant help but buy into it. The cast seem to be having a ball, with Cera often criticised for the similarity of his performances making the perfect offbeat leading man. His battles with the exes, pitched somewhere between Super Mario and Street Fighter, are cleverly staged one particular battle-of-the-bands scene with Sex Bob-omb and twin brother DJs borders on the breathtaking. And Wright ensures that it never fizzles out, keeping a breakneck pace for the running time. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World may be aimed squarely at a younger generation with increasingly receding atten tion spans. But when you put aside all the effects, fast cuts and smart dialogue, theres a definite heart beating in there that makes it hard to dislike. Scott Pilgrim vs. The W orld movie REVIEW OFFBEAT LOVERS: Michael Cera, left, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are shown in a scene from "ScottPilgrim vs. the World". K E R R Y H A Y E S / A P P h o t o THE World is my Home The Life of Paul Robeson written and performed by actor/writer/comedian Stogie Amir Kenyatta is a critically acclaimed one-man Broadway style show that will have three performances at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. The production is part of this years Shakespeare in Paradise festival which will take place at various venues throughout New Providence from Octo ber 1-11. Jamaican-born and Brooklyn-bred Stogie Kenyatta was classically trained at the Afro-American Studio in Harlem, the Henry St Settlement and Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble. He was a finalist in the New York State Theatre competition with artistic director John Houseman. An avid athlete, Stogie excelled in basketball, football, swimming and martial arts. He went west to college, where he studied screenwriting and political science at the University of California and later privately with Ivan Markota at theVan Mar Academy for Television and Film acting. In the coming years he amassed over 25 television credits from sitcoms, film and soap operas. In 1994, Stogie took to the stage as a stand-up comedian and in a few years, he was performing at comedy clubs around the US. His comedy has been described as witty, sarcastic and charming with a Caribbean flair. He has coheadlined a USO comedy tour in Tokyo and Oki nawa, Japan. He has performed on the Gulf of Mexico coast, the south of France, in London, England, as well as in several Caribbean islands. Stogie has written seven screenplays, some of which were optioned, as well as writing and performing the acclaimed one man show The World Is My Home The Life of Paul Robeson. This play has been performed at over 150 universities, the Museum of NYC, and the University of the West Indies for the US Embassy in Barbados. The first show was performed at the National Civil Rights Museum and he was hired by the Board of Education of the US Virgin Islands to do a series of shows in St Thomas and St Croix. This show has also become one of the most popular shows on the American college scene. Stogie said that this is the most chal lenging performance of his career and the piece of work of which he is most proud. He said it is his personal quest to educate this generation and the world about Paul Robeson, a talented, intel lectually gifted, actor, athlete, singer, human rights activist and world citi zen. The play is a tribute to the legacy of this tortured genius who was so ahead of his time he lived several lives; filled with triumph and tragedy as he fought for the liberation of Africa and social justice for all. The World Is My Home The Life of Paul Robeson completes the list of productions in a fully packed 2010 festival schedule. The other works being featured dur ing Shakespeare in Paradise this year are A Midsummer Nights Dream, Woman Take Two, Gods Trombones, Dat Bahamian Ting, One Flesh, Horn of Plenty featuring Indio and Derek Burrows Storyteller and Musician. Festival organisers have also incorporated a Play Reading Series that will take place at the Chapter One Book store on the campus of the College of the Bahamas, and from October 4 through October 8, the internationally acclaimed storyteller Derek Burrows will be performing at some of the coun trys local primary schools. Organisers said they will be releasing a full schedule of events very soon with information on advance ticket sales along with discount and season ticket information. Shakespeare in Paradise announces final production for this years festival

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B y REUBEN SHEARER E XAMINING human exist ence is the aim of a new art exhibit by Lavar M unroe which is scheduled to open at the Central Bank of the B ahamas next month. I t is Mr Munroes second exhibition and has already generated excitement in the local art community. On September 1, the walls of the Central Bank of the Bahamas will transformi nto a suggestive environment that will examine human existence past, present and future, according to the artist. Music from the opera Porgy and Bess, as performed by the Nassau City O pera, will be used to complement the a rt work. Mr Munroe is a Bahamian-born artist w ho currently lives in North Carolina. He was selected as an exhibiting artist a fter winning the prestigious Central Bank Award in 2009. The majority of his work, Mr Munroe s aid, is reflective of religious and secular beliefs and practices, inspired by thoughts and ideals from literature, fables and images of old that have surv ived from generation to generation. T he installation, entitled Life after Life, will consist of experimental draw i ngs, some of which are made on a handl aid 24-karat gold leaf imported from Thailand. He also incorporates the everchanging element of technology by using todays digital innovations of making a nd distributing art. Particular references are made to the famous opera Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward. He also addresses the tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti with his art. M r Munroe said he has compiled his work through ideas, ideologies and the artistry of life, survival, religion, deatha nd the afterlife in a contemporary w orld. I find it my duty as an artist to engage the public in aspects of human existence that have caused controversy due to bad stigma, lack of knowledge and wrong perception of members of society, hes aid. Life After Life opens to the public on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 6pm in the gallery at the Central Bank of the Bahamas C M Y K C M Y K A RTS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010, PAGE 7B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE Nassau branch of the SistahFriend Book Club is partnering with Buy the Book book store to host award-winning author Victoria Christo-pher Murray this weekend. M s Murray will be signing copies of her latest novel Sins of the Mother. The event is scheduled for this Sunday from 3pm to 5pm at Buy the Book, located at Plaza on the Way on WestB ay Street across from Saunders Beach. Ms Murray is the Essence best-selling author of nine adult and four teen novels. Her adult novels include Joy, Truth Be Told, Grown Folks Business, A S in and a Shame, The Ex F iles and Too Little, Too Late. I n 2000, Time Warner published Ms Murrays Temptation whichmade numero us best seller lists and remained on the Essence bests eller list for nine consecutive m onths. I n 2001, Temptation was n ominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding L iterature. A ll of Ms Murrays novels h ave continued to be Essence b est sellers. In addition, the author has received numerous awards including theGolden Pen A ward for Best Inspirational F iction and thePhyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for b eing a pioneer in African American Christian Fiction. In 2008,Ms Murray won the African American Litera ry Award for best novel for Too Little, Too Late and Female Author of the Year. Ms Murray divides her time between Los Angeles and W ashington, DC. T he Nassau branch of the S istahFriend Book Club is a p art of the SistahFriend Book Club based in the United S tates. With branches in 17 US c ities and one branch here in N assau, the club is an online and live reading networking group for women that focuses on reading and promoting u nity through womens e mpowerment and fellowship. The Nassau branch has 15 m embers from all walks of life who meet monthly to share their love for literature. Book signing with awardwinning author Victoria Christopher Murray Lavar Munroe hosts second art exhibit BOOK COVER U U N N I I Q Q U U E E P P R R O O C C E E S S S S L AVAR M unroe uses a practice called gicle print. In this artistic form, the drawing is never lost, but emerges as fine art prints in bright colour during an ink-jet printing process.

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universal human C M Y K C M Y K I N S I D E Long road to culinary competition See page five W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y , A A U U G G U U S S T T 1 1 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 Island Tunerz car show See page five B y JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer T WO years ago, B ahamian artist Kishan Munroe began putting together an art documentary from a perspec-t ive of global universality. This project, phase one of his Universal Human Experience expedition, took Mr Munroe on a 16-monthj ourney throughout parts of the Caribbean as well as South, Central and North America where he saw firsthand how people of different cultures and socio-economic conditions live. Having completed phase one of the documentary project, the artist has now returned home to showcase s ome of his experiences in his latest mixed media exhibit entitled "Transitions" at the Central Bank of the Bahamas. The Universal Human Experience started with Mr M unroe travelling to Guyana, before continuing on to other parts of South America. On each trip he interviewed the countrys populace, a nd his hypothesis that all people are the same no mat ter who they are or where they come from was proven, he said. This documentary shows that all people are the s ame. There are some basic human conditions that we cant give up. We are all the same in that if we are attacked we will defend ourselves. In third world coun-t ries during times of hardship people come together and they feel the need for reconciliation. In places like Haiti and Central America you don't usually see sepa r ation among the people, they are more communal, the artist explained. Mr Munroe said his desire to learn and understand the lives of others is what propelled him to begin TheU niversal Human Experience. Most Bahamians tend not to travel outside of the United States. I was one of those persons who wanted tol earn more and understand people. I wanted to see more and it was best for me to experience it for myself, he said. His expedition allowed him to witness many historic al and cultural events. He bore witness to President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, DC, the aftershocks of Michael Jacksons death, and the massive immigration march in Los Angeles earlier this year. He also experienced the floods and mudslides in Central America. He witnessed religious sacrifices in Guatemala and Haiti, and was granted access to a few Voodoo ceremonies, which he said left him emotionally disturbed. The Voodoo ceremony was a traumatising experi ence. It was nothing like I have ever seen before, he said. Giving a brief overview of the ceremony, Mr Munroe said it started similar to a Christian ritual. Then attendees began dancing, moving faster and faster to the pulse of the beat. A woman fell to the ground convulsing until she was brought back to her feet. She then took up a goat and began a sexually suggestive dance with it, he said. I didnt go into the ceremony being judgmental or anything like that. And as a Christian, watching that my faith was not questioned because I know what I believe in, he explained. Another memorable experience Mr Munroe had was the eruption of Mount Redoubt in Alaska. Additionally, the artist conducted an interview series in Nova Scotia, Canada with the marginalised people of Africville to explore a story of cruelty and betrayal at the hands of the Canadian government in the past. Often times Mr Munroe travelled by foot. He navigated through countries like Haiti, Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname and El Salvador. This allowed for the exploration of the people and their struggles, the land and the various cultures. Refusing to just observe the struggles of those he met, Mr Munroe said he immersed himself in the peoples lifestyles. During his journey, the artist often did not have a roof over his head; he slept in cars and on cots and experienced life the way millions of people do who suf fer due to socio-economic conditions. Mr Munroe said it was a challenging experience and took its toll on him mentally and physically. In his exhibition, the artist has included a few paintings and images which depict the social and physical transi tions that many experience in life. Mr Munroe said he is planning phase two of the documentary where he will continue to explore the Amer icas. He said he hopes people understand the misconceptions portrayed in the media about people of different countries. I hope people are compelled to investigate for them selves, think critically, and not be spoon fed information. I also hope they are inspired to learn more for them selves, he said. The exhibition opened yesterday at the Central Bank of the Bahamas with the artist presentation 1 Odyssey of Enlightenment, and will close on August 25 with the artist presentation 2 Arts of The Americas at 6pm. the U U R R B B A A N N S S H H E E R R M M A A N N T T H H E E R R A A I I O O N N L L I I N N E E m i x e d m e d i a g i c l e p r i n t A A M M E E R R I I C C A A M M A A R R R R Y Y M M E E m i x e d m e d i a The Tribune SECTIONB E XPERIENCE

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net T he second version of Marathon Bahamas has been launched with a new twist a slogan that says Running is better in the Bahamas and a new route. During a press conference at Sunshine Insurance yesterday, the organisers revealed that the 2011 edition of the 26.2-mile road race is slated to take place over the weekend of January 13-16. After establishing the fact that they can host a world-class event following the first ever Marathon Bahamas in February, Franklyn Wilson, president and principal organiser, said they are not driven by numbers, but rather want to ensure the quality of the experience. We think we have achieved that, as evident by the reaction that we got from a lot of people. We think we have produced a worldclass event, he charged. That has created a platform that we seek to use now this year to go from seeking to attract 2nd Marathon Bahamas has new route, slogan C M Y K C M Y K WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 16 P AGE 14 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM NEW RATES& BILLING CHANGES E ffectiveJuly1st,2010TheBahamasElectricityCorporation (BEC ProvidenceandtheFamilyIslands.Billingsforallconsumers during this transition period will be carried out as follows:BillsfortheserviceperiodMay16thtoJune15thwiththebillingdate J uly 3rd were mailed out on or around July 10th and were due for payment on July 23rd at the old rates; Bills for the service period June 15th to June 30th were estimated with a billing date of July 15th at the old rates. The bills for this abbreviated period are due for payment on August 6th; The new rate comes into effect for the service period commencing J uly1st,2010.Meterreadingsforthisserviceperiodwilltakeplace attheendofJuly,andbillswillbesentoutinmid-August.Paymentfor this period will become due on September 6th, 2010. C ommercial accounts that were billed at the end of June at the old rates will receive their next bill at the end of July at the new rates. The new rates as of July 1st, 2010 will be as follows: RESIDENTIAL0-200 units per month10.95 cents per unit 201-800 units per month11.95 cents per unit Remaining units14.95 cents per unit Minimum monthly charge$5.00COMMERCIALAll units per month15.00 cents per unit Minimum monthly charge$10.00GENERAL SERVICEMONTHLY BILLS UNIT CHARGE KVA CHARGE Demand charge per month$11.36 per KVA 0-900,000 units per month8.70 cents per unit Remaining units per month6.20 cents per unit Minimum monthly charge$ 568.00TEMPORARY SUPPLIES16.38 cents per unit $20.00 connection fee $10.00 per month Meter RentalFUEL CHARGE(variable per unit to include total cost of fuel SPECIAL SERVICES Special Reading, Check Reading, Fuse Replacement $5.00 Meter Test Minimum charge$10.00 Visit with intent to disconnect Residential Consumer Commercial Consumer $10.00 $15.00 Reconnection Fee $20.00 Returned Cheque Fee$15.00 TARIFFBAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION Should you have any inquiries please call 302-1786 or 302-1639 T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f S S e e e e M M A A R R A A T T H H O O N N , p p a a g g e e 1 1 5 5 RACE WEEKEND: Marathon Bahamas defending champion, 38-year-old Grand Bahamian Delroy Boothe (left T T R R A A C C K K B B A A H H A A M M I I A A N N S S A A T T Y Y O O U U T T H H O O L L Y Y M M P P I I C C S S ON the first day of competition in the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singa p ore, Rashan ran 54.09 seconds to finish second in her first round heat of the 400m. The winner in her heat was Robyn Reynolds of the US who clocked 53.21,a personal best. Bukola Abogunloko of Nigeria had the best time of the day, winning the fourth heat in 53.06sec. The Nigerian has the second best time this year for athletes under 18 at 52.49. The best time is held by Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas, the world junior champion at 52.45. Miller decided to skip the Youth Olympics. Brown advances in her event. Ryan Ingraham jumped 2.07 metres in the high jump for ninth place. He also advances to the final later this week. Today, Raquel Williams is scheduled to throw the shot put. She throws in third order and has a best of 12.60. Marvar Etienne runs out of lane seven in heat four of the first round of the 100. She has a best of 11.94. Julian Munroe also runs out of lane seven in the boys 100. His best is 10.97. S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L N N P P S S A A A A C C T T I I O O N N THE New Providence Softball Association (NPSA break to accommodate the wake and memorial service for the late Tyrone Ron, Figure Wood tonight and Thurs day night at the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. The NPSA is slated to be back in action on Friday with a double header. In the 7pm opener, the Mighty Mitts are up to play the Dorin United Hit men. That is all set to be followed by the feature contest between the Dorsey Park Boyz and the Del Sol Arawaks. However, the NPSA is set to take another break on Saturday due to the funeral service of Wood, 51, that is scheduled to take place on Sunday in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. The NPSA is expected to resume action on TuesSPORTS IN BRIEF S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 5 5 Kaymer might be capable of more majors... S ee page 14 By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net FREEDOM Farms Under-12 boys baseball team found their winning formula again and have now booked their spot in the semifinal of the Cal Rip ken/60 World Series in Wil son County, North Carolina. After losing their second straight game on Monday night to round out the pool play as the number two seeds in the American Division, Freedom Farm rebounded yesterday to defeat Hamburg out of Arkansas 7-3 in six innings in the first round of the single elimination format. Myron Johnson was the most valuable player of the game, striking out 13 with four hits and one walk. His batting mate, Anton Ferguson, said the team executed very well, just like we did at the start of the tournament, and he had nothing but praise for his pitcher. He did a good job, Ferguson said. As for the rest of the tournament, Ferguson said hes confident that they should be able to win this. All they have to do is stay focussed like we did today. Manager Greg Burrows Jr said he couldnt ask for a much better showing. We finally put together some bunts and some squeeze and we got some home runs. Everybody was hitting, Burrows Jr pointed out. Myron was on his game today. Johnson also helped his own cause by going 3-for-4 with three runs and a RBI and Andy Ferguson was 2for-4 with a two-run home run and two RBI. Freedom Farm is set to play their semifinal game today against Kentucky. Burrows Jr said he intends to give the ball to Anthony Villone, who throws very hard and has a good curve ball. If we win that game, we will be in the final, he summed up. Freedom Farm closed out the pool play with their sec ond consecutive loss, drop ping a 10-4 decision to the Grands Forks from North Dakota on Monday night at Onnie Cockrell Complex, Rock Ridge Elementary School. The Southeast Regional champions still finished at number two in the American Division and ended up playing the Southwest Regional champions Ham burg from Arkansas, who finished third in the National Division. They played all right. Despite the magnitude of the game, it didnt meana nything to us, said Bur rows Jr as he was preparing for last nights game. We wanted to finish off the pool play with a win, but because we saw the game was getting out of hand, wep ut in some of our none p itchers because the game wouldnt have any impact on our standings. Burrows Jr said he still feels that Freedom Farm has the best team in the tournament and they will have to get back to the level that they played in their first two games as they will have to continue winning from here on in or come home empty handed. Game In Mondays game, Kirby Albury, who has joined the team from Abaco, was the starting pitcher. But after leaving the game in the fifth with the score tied at 5-5, Quinton Rolle came in relief and was tagged with the loss. Grand Forks put together six runs in the seventh inning as they broke the game open to eventually off the win as Freedom Farm was held scoreless after scoring all four of their runs in the bottom of the third on just two hits. Jasrado Chisholm started the rally when he got on base on an error. He reached second on Chavez Youngs sacrifice bunt. Lucius Fox then walked and after Quinton Rolle popped up, Chisholm and Fox advanced to third and second. On the next play, Antho ny Villone had a two-run single to left-center field, scoring Chisholm and Fox. Myron Rolle then homered to drive in Villone. Freedom Farm ended up with a total of seven hits. Jasrado Chisholm led the attack with a 3-for-4 plate appearance with a run scored; Myron Johnson was 2-for-4 with a run; Lucius Fox was 1-for-2 with a run and Anthony Villone 1-for-4 with a run. 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day, August 24, when the Commando Security Truckers are up to play the Mighty Mitts at 7pm. That is to be followed by the Freedom Farm Horsemen against the Dorsey Park Boyz. S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L W W A A K K E E F F O O R R W W O O O O D D THE softball and baseball communities are expected to assemble at the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex 7pm tonight for a wake in memory of the late Tyrone Ron, Figure Wood. Then on Thursday night, a Memorial Service is set for 7pm at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street. The funeral service is slated to be held 1pm Sunday at Harvest Time Baptist Church in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010, PAGE 15 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 2nd Marathon Bahamas has new route, slogan F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 6 6 F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 6 6 hundreds of people to thousands of people with the specific objective of trying to ensure that a minimum of 20-25 per cent being from overseas. Wilson, however, said the vehicle of the marathon is to be able to drive tourism, develop the economy and at the same time healthy lifestyles among Bahamians. Towards this end, we have a chieved a major partnership in the Komen Organisation, the worlds largest group of breast cancer survivors, Wilson said. As a result of that relationship, we have dramatically expanded our marketing capacity and also the quality of programme that we are going to put on. Wilson announced that Komen has consented to bring in the highly acclaimed gospel group, Mary, Mary, to perform during next years activities that are set to take place over the entire weekend of the marathon. We will have something going on from Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Wilson said. The idea is that people coming to the Bahamas will have a whole weekend of activities, not just the marathon. On Friday, January 14, the Komen Organisation is expected to spearhead an outreach venture on breast cancer for men and women. Then on Saturday, January 15, there will be the Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure on Paradise Island with a survivor ceremony to take place on the site of the old Club Med. From there, persons will be able to travel to the Wyndham Ambassador Beach for the 3-7pm Expo where a number of educational opportunities will be available for healthy living. At 6am Sunday, January 16, the second annual Marathon Bahamas iss cheduled to begin, but with a different route from last year. The new 26.2-mile road race will start from the Junkanoo Beach, for merly known as Long Wharf, on West Bay Street and travel east into the sunrise along Bay Street andh ead over the new Paradise Island b ridge. From there, the runners will go through segments of Paradise Island, return over the old bridge and con tinue east to Montagu, then on to Shirley Street, taking in some of the historic sites before heading west onW est Bay Street. The turn-around point for the half-marathon will be at the Nassau Beach Hotel, but the full marathon will continue to travel all the way to Compass Point and return to the finish line at Arawak Cay. Were changing the route this year, but we think we have improved it, Wilson said. And as we launch this years marathon, we think we have broken down every aspect to make it better. The Ministry of Tourism and Atlantis are both back to lend their expertise and support in making the marathon another grand success next year. Pamela Richardson, who has ran in more than 80 marathons around the world, has been added to the organising committee as a consul tant. She is hoping that the committee will continue to put on a worldclass event that would exceed the participants expectations. There is a fairly large contingent of Bahamians that frequent the Florida marathon, more specifically the Jacksonville Marathon that is in December, Richardson said. The average Bahamian runs about two marathons per year, but there are a lot others who go into a lot of the other marathons around the US and those persons we have already contacted. Grand Bahamian Delroy Boothe, winner of the first ever Marathon Bahamas, said he will definitely be back to defend his title. This first one caught me off guard because I didnt have the time to prepare properly for it, he noted. But next year, I aim to win it again, run a faster time and break my national record. Boothe, 38, holds the national record of two hours and 34 minutes that he set at the Jacksonville Marathon on December 18, 1999. At the first annual marathon on February 14, 2010, Boothe clocked 2:59:31 to top a field that saw two other Bahamians take the top three spots. Sidney Collie was second in 3:11:33 and Grand Bahamian Keithlin Hanna crawled across the finish line in 3:13:20 after he literally collapsed at the end. This one I think will be much better. The course is new, so I have to get adapted to the course, said Boothe, who intends to come to town to train at least a month before the marathon is staged. I know this one will attract a lot more people, but I really dont care who comes. Im going out to defend my title. SPORTS IN BRIEF AT the XIII FINA World Masters Championships 2010 in Sweden, Swift s wimming club was represented by P ercy Knowles, Andy Knowles and N ancy Knowles in three different age groups, 80-84, 55-59, and 50-54 respectively. Considered the biggest swim meet in the world with 6,700 athletes, this years World Championships had lots of competition, and reinforced the values of friendship, understanding and fitness. The Masters competed in age groups from 25 to 95-year-olds. The swimming took place in the Swedish town of Gothenburg that used two 5 0 meter pools for the competition the Valhalle Swimming Arena and the Lundby Swimming Arena. The women would swim in one pool and the men in the other and each day the venue would switch for both. With the size of the meet, medals are presented for the top 10 performers in each event. Percy won five medals with a 5th in the 400 free in 9:41.82, an 8th in the 200 free in 4:27.21, an 8th in the 50 breast in 56.45, an 8th in the 100 breast in 2:19.04 and a 6th in the 200 breast in 5:06.70. Andy won four medals with a 4th in the 400 free in 5:00.28, an 8th in the 200 free in 2:21.93, a 9th in the 50 free in 28.71 and a 10th in the 800 free in 10:45.56. Nancy improved her times as she competed in the 50 and 100 fly in 43.80 and 1:45.33, and the 100 free in 1:30.93. Andy and Nancy also competed in the 3K Open Water Swim, finishing 9th and 32nd respectively in their age groups. The Open Water Swim was done in 69-degree water in a lake with over 900 swimmers competing. Swift swimming clubs masters programme has now attended two World Championships and four US National Championships. Masters swimming is still the best way to get into shape and to have fun with friends while doing it. The next World Masters Swimming Championships are scheduled for Italy in 2012 and the next short course and long course US Nationals are set for Arizona and Auburn respectively in 2011. And Swift plans to be represented. FINA Worlds: Swift masters swim home nine medals MEDAL HAUL: Percy (far left By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP Minnesota, right on schedule. For the second year in a row, the quarterback who spends his summers on the verge of retirement was dri ven to Vikings headquarters on the Tuesday following the team's first preseason game. Just like last August, news helicopters followed his vehicle from a local airport and dozens of fans and media gathered at the entrance to Winter Park to greet him. Circus in Winter Park," t ight end Visanthe Shiancoe tweeted. Nothing the Vikings haven't seen before. On Aug. 18, 2009, Favre boarded a private plane from Hattiesburg, Miss., and arrived in Minnesota. CoachB rad Childress picked him up and brought him to the team facility. He practiced the same day and suited up for a preseason game three days later. This time around, the Vikings sent three of Favre's closest friends on the team Jared Allen, Ryan Longwell and Steve Hutchinson to Hattiesburg to bring him back for one more shot at a SuperBowl. Longwell filled the role of Favre's chauffeur and three local television stations broke into programming to show the kicker's black BMW SUV rolling down the road. "Helicopters acting like they are following O.J.," Shiancoe tweeted. "Where is the bronco." Longwell pulled into the team complex as the fans cheered and photographers snapped pictures, whisking him to a back entrance. "Brett Favre for President!!" receiver Bernard Berrian tweeted. Favre's website posted a message earlier saying "stay tuned for breaking news from the Minnesota Vikings today on Brett Favre's possible return." Presumably, Favre did not make the trip just to tell the Vikings he was retiring, but the team issued no formal confirmation that the star quarterback was taking back his starting job. He is, however, under contract the second season in a two-year, $25 million deal. The Vikings instead issued a media schedule for Wednesday, announcing that coach Brad Childress will hold his regular news conference fol lowing practice. The team also said that a "media availability with QB Brett Favre is to be determined." Favre will turn 41 in October and has flirted with retire ment for years, while playing for the Green Bay Packers, the New York Jets and now the Vikings. He threw 33 touchdowns and seven inter ceptions last season to help Minnesota reach the NFC title game. Brett Favre is back in Minnesota By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison is thankful for the chance to lead an NBA team after just one year in the league. Collison had an outstanding rookie season in New Orleans before being traded to Indiana last week. He averaged 18.8 points and 9.1 assists in 37 starts for New Orleans last season while All-Star Chris Paul was out with an injury. Collison said Tuesday that he expected to back up Paul for years and was surprised by the trade. Now, he's the man. "I didn't think it would come this fast," Collison said. "I could only imagine, in my eyes, playing behind the best point guard in the league and learning from him for so long and learning a lot from him." Uncertainty ruled in New Orleans for much of the offseason. The team had a change in management and hired a new coach. Collison never expected to be the one to get moved. "I had no idea," he said. "I really thought I was going to be on that team for a long time. This trade came out of left field for me, but it's a good thing. Collison will join forward Danny Granger and center Roy Hibbert to form the team's young nucleus. Granger averaged 24.1 points last season and is on the USA team that will play in the world championships in Turkey. Hibbert emerged last season as a rising star, averaging 11.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. "Once I heard about the trade and the players I was going to be playing with, it definitely brought excitement to me," Collison said. Pacers president Larry Bird described Collison last week as the missing piece the Pacers needed. Col lison said he'll take such compliments in stride. "Nothing's going to change for me," he said. "I'm always going to continue to work on my game and stay humble, and whatever happens, happens. With all these expectations, it's not going to change anything for me." Collison toughened up last season while working with Paul. "Anytime you play against one of the top players in the NBA and you practice against him every day, you're going to have to get better," he said. "My mentality was: 'I know I'm not going to beat him out for his spot, but if I can compete and play hard every day in practice, I'm going to get better.'" The Pacers also got veteran forward James Posey in the four-team swap that sent Troy Murphy to New Jersey. Posey wants to make it tough for the Pacers coaches to sit him down. He has won championships with the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, and wants to bring his winning approach to Indiana. "I'm going to come in here, lead by example, work hard and compete at a high level," he said. "At the end of the day, it's about working hard and winning basketball games." Collison and Posey join a team that pushes the tempo on offense Indiana averaged nearly 101 points last season. Collison said his game is a perfect match for Jim O'Brien's system. "It fits in real good," he said. "I like the style of play and the way he likes to coach. It fits in real fine with the way I play. All the pieces are falling into place for the organization and for me." Collison hopes to bring the same approach that made him successful in New Orleans to Indiana. "You can't really control what happens, but you can control how you get better as a player," he said. "When I did get the opportunity, I just seized the moment. I never looked back from there." MASON, Ohio (AP Andy Murray has been doing just fine so far with out a coach. Since splitting in late July with Miles Maclagan, his coach for three years, the fourth-ranked Murray has reached the finals at Los Angeles and beaten top-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Roger Federer in Toronto to sail into this week's Cincinnati Masters on a high note. "I felt great last week," Murray said Tuesday dur ing a news conference. "It's only been a feww eeks (without and I'm happy on my own. I played some of my best tennis last week. I think I've improved since Wimbledon." The 23-year-old Scot w ill take the No. 4 ranking and seed into a secondround match Wednesday against 58th-ranked Frenchman Jeremy Chardy. Murray, who won in C incinnati in 2008, is hoping that this year's tourna ment is the next step on the road to a US Open title. Murray dropped just one set while rolling through the Rogers Cup in Toronto, capping his week with a 6-3, 6-4 win over No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals before overcoming several rain delays to knock off the second-ranked Federer 75, 7-5. "Hardcourt has been my best surface for the past years," said Murray, who's reached two Grand Slam finals, the Australian Open this year and the 2008 US Open. "This year, I think I've played well in Grand Slams. I played very well last week." Murray will have to a void the upset run that cropped up at the $2.4 million Western & Southern Financial Group Mas ters again on Tuesday, when 12th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny and 16th-seedG ael Monfils became the latest seeded players to get knocked out. Youzhny fell to 41stranked Frenchman Richard Gasquet 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, just after Monfils was e liminated by 67th-ranked Colombian Alejandro Fal la 6-3, 6-4. Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych cruised to a 6-4, 6-4 win over 102ndranked Paul-Henri Math ieu to become the first player to reach the round of 16. The seventh-seeded Berdych will face 20thranked Marcos Baghdatis, who was pushed by No. 25 Thomaz Bellucci to three sets and a tiebreaker before prevailing 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4 Also on Tuesday, No. 36 Mardy Fish took out 34th-ranked Gilles Simon 7-6 (4 Denis Istomin dominated No. 107 James Blake, 6-3,6 -0, 33rd-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber rallied for a 6-7 (2 No. 63 Horacio Zeballos, No. 58 Jeremy Chardy knocked off No. 45 Florian Mayer, 6-2, 7-6 (43 2nd-ranked Julien Ben neteau edged No. 35 Michael Llodra 3-6, 6-3, 62 in an all-French matchup, No. 27 Ernests Gulbis defeated No. 101 Donald Young 7-6 (5 a nd 30th-ranked Lleyton Hewitt advanced when Yen-Hsun Lu retired with Hewitt leading 6-4, 4-0. No coach, no problem for Andy Murray Pacers guard Collison excited over new team NEW PACERS: Darren Collison talks about injuring his hand as he and James Posey (background Pacers yesterday during news conference (AP Photo NO COACH: Andy Murray reacts to losing a point to Sam Querrey during their final match at the Farmers Classic tournament. (AP Photo

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C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PAGE 14, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP Even with the Wanamaker Trophy at his side, Martin Kaymer could not believe he was a major champion. Neither could anyone else. Even after winning the PGA Championship, he had to share the spotlight with hard-luck Dustin Johnson, the victim of a two-stroke penaltyon the final hole when he grounded his club in a bunker without realizing he was in a hazard. It will be hard to mention Whistling Straits with out thinking of Johnson, just as Jean Van de Velde and his comical collapse remains such an ingrained part of the history at Carnoustie. It might take another major for the 25-year-old German to get his due. Not many would be sur prised if he did. Kaymer was in his second year on the European Tour when he won the Abu Dhabi Championship, then finished birdie-birdie-eagle in Dubai to finish one shot behind Tiger Woods. "You've got to watch this kid play," Ernie Els said ear ly in 2008. "He's going to be something, I promise you." Consider the promise ful filled. Lost in the controversy over what should constitute a bunker at Whistling Straits were the clutch putts Kaymer made in the final round Sun day. First came the 15-foot par putt on the 18th hole in regulation to earn his spot in the playoff. Then came another 15-footer on the par-3 17th, the second of a three-hole playoff to catch up to Bubba Watson. The end was anticlimactic for everyone but Kaymer. He rapped in a 2-foot bogey putt to finish one shot ahead of Watson in the playoff, calmly plucked the ball from the cup and had to muster up some emotion to commemorate his first major. Typical stoicism of a Ger man? Not really. "If I would have made that par putt in the playoff, I prob ably would have freaked out," Kaymer said. "But it was onlya little bit more than a foot to win it. And when I was walking toward the putt, I just thought I should really think about that feeling, what I have now. I really wanted to enjoy that moment." Perhaps there was enough time to think about growing up in Germany, where twotime Masters champion Bernhard Langer was the only golfing hero in a soccer-mad country. Kaymer started kicking a ball around when he was 3, only picking up golf when his father and brother took him to a public driving range when he was 10. He enjoyed the time spent with family, and his natural athleticism made it clear he would be an athlete. It was only a matter of choosing, and Kaymer appears to have made the right choice. "Obviously, soccer is bigger in Germany than golf," he said. "But for me, I enjoyed to be out on the golf course early in the morning by myself, nobody disturbing me. That was for me one of the nicest moments." Those days of solitude might be behind him. The victory Sunday was the sixth for Kaymer, who joined the European Tour in 2007. He first got attention by shooting a 59 on a mini-tour in Europe, and earning his card on its Challenge Tour by finishing four on the money list in only eight events. He won successive weeks in the French Open and Scottish Open last year and has been taking baby steps in the majors. This was a giant leap. "The majors are the biggest tournaments that you can win in your career," he said. "And just knowing that I can win a tournament like that gives me huge confidence for any other tournament I will play for the rest of my career. This was the toughest field all year." Even so, he never consid ered Whistling Straits the place to win his first major. Kaymer was more focused on a strong finish when he started the final round four shots behind Nick Watney. His goal was to do well enough to lock up his spot in the Ryder Cup, which he attended last year as a guest of European captain Nick Faldo. "I was never really expect ing myself to win here on Sunday," Kaymer said. "I know that I had a chance, but majors ... they are a little bit different than normal golf tournaments that we play week to week." Imagine his surprise when he made birdie on the par-5 second, then a brilliant shot with the wind at his back on the 489-yard fourth hole that put him atop the leaderboard when Watney began to crumble. "I said to my caddie on the sixth hole, 'It doesn't really matter what happened today, but it's the first time in my career that I'm leading a major championship. It's a pretty cool feeling,'" Kaymer said. He tried not to look on the back nine, but the pressure was evident over the final few holes. Kaymer kept his cool. Kaymer was sad to see Johnson eliminated from the playoff with the two-stroke penalty, a bizarre end to a strange year in the majors. No matter what happens, though, his name is on the trophy. Kaymer might be capable of mor e majors MAJOR TROPHY: German Martin Kaymer (inset off in the PGA Championship golf tournament on Sunday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (AP Photo KAYMER MONTREAL (AP Maria Sharapova says she has pulled out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of a left foot injury. The Russian star reached the final at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday, but says she started to feel pain in her heel in the second set of the 26, 7-6 (4 jsters. Sharapova says on her website that the pain "kind of scared me, so I have been forced to pull out of Montreal. I am hoping I just need a few days of rest." The three-time Grand Slam champion moved up three spots to No. 12 in the WTA rankings released Monday. Sharapova pulls out of Rogers Cup with foot injury SHARAPOVA MONTREAL (AP Pascal beat Chad Dawson on points Saturday night after the fight was s topped in t he 11th and r etained his WBC light heavyweight title at the Bell Centre. The fight was halted after an accidental clash of heads opened a deep cut above Dawson's right eye and prevented the American from continuing. It went to the scorecards, and Pascal (26-1 over Dawson (29-1 judges turned in two cards of 106-103 and another of 108101. Chad Dawson is a great fighter, but now I know I also b elong among the best in the w orld," Pascal said. "I showed t hat I'm the best light heavyweight in the world and that I should be on the pound for pound list." Dawson and his promoter Gary Shaw were upset with Montreal referee Michael Griffin, who they said allowed Pascal to hold on several occasions, and Canadian judge Jack Woodburn, who turned in the 108-101 score while British and American judges had it 106-103. There was a rematch clause in the fight contract that surely will be exercised, but Shaw said any new fight will not i nclude Griffin and Woodb urn. The head butt was intentional in my estimation," Shaw said. "I thought the ref should have let Chad fight the last two rounds. He had Pascal in trouble." Dawson was hurting Pascal with combinations and the local favourite appeared to be in trouble when his head came up and made contact with Dawson's forehead, opening the cut that stopped the fight. "I know for sure I'm not a dirty fighter and it wasn't an intentional head butt," P ascal said. "Why would I need to do that? I was leading t he fight." D awson also was upset with t he decision, saying his opponent should be happy with his "little victory." "There were four or five head butts and the ref didn't do anything," he said. "But we have a rematch clause and I will be back and I will bring the title back to the States." POUND FOR POUND: Montreal's Jean Pascal (left Dawson during their fight for the WBC light-heavyweight championship at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday. (AP Photo Pascal retains light heavyweight title PASCAL


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