N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R Tell all, MP told in website hack row C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.231SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNSHINEWITH S HOWER/T-STORM HIGH 91F LOW 78F I N S I D E S EE PAGETHREE S P O R T S Trusts education initiatives SEE PAGENINE Major makes weight Radio talk sho w caller quizzeda bout hac king The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E Felip Major /Tribune staff HOT WORK: Rochelle Cartwright lost her 94 Wyndham to fire yesterday at the Butlers Bargain Mart & Home Centre on Baillou Hill Road and Wellington Street. The Fire Department Green Watch responded UPINSMOKE: FIRE-FIGHTERSTACKLECARBLAZE By PAUL G T URNQUEST T ribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@ t ribunemedia.net AFTER a freq uent radio talkshow caller was arrested for reportedly hack-i ng the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, Deputy Prime Minister BrentS ymonette called on PLP MP Fred Mitchell to come clean with all he knows on how the site was originally created. C Allen Johnson, more commonly known by his radio persona, Critical Thinker, was arrested and questioned by investigators from the Fraud Squad in Nassau on Thursday. After being grilled for a few hours, he was released and informed he would be called in for questioning again some time early next week. A few weeks ago, Mr John son appeared on the talkshow The New Nation with host Lincoln Bain and demon strated to their listeners that he had purchased the Ministry of Foreign Affairs internet domain name after the government report edly failed to keepu p with the pay ments of the site. According to Mr B ain, Mr Johnson had purchased the website for a nomi-n al fee of $2. This practice, Mr Bain said, had beenr epeated on a num ber of sites, with Mr Johnson owning the rights to Mr Bains own ControversyTV.com website and lincolnbain.com as well. So its not a big deal. After the website domain expired, Fred Mitchell kept bringing up the fact that the website was not being updated. I then heard the Minister (Mr Symonette) say that the web site was not being updated because they lost the password. So I knowing this not to be the truth, we took the road of civil disobedience to show that it was not the truth. At that point we decided to go publicly on the radio station and informed the public that we would be showing that the government didnt lose the password and would show By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org IT took a seven-member jury in the Coroners Court less than an hour yesterday to return with a unanimous open verdict into the death of Christoph Cooper who was killed after a high-speed chase with police ended in a car crash. Cooper suffered fatal injuries from the crash which was initially believed to have caused his death. However, an Jury returns open verdict in Chr istoph Cooper death By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter m email@example.com A MURDER inquiry has b een launched following the death of a 62-year-oldw oman. B rendamae Johnson, of N assau Village, was shot by two masked men armed with handguns who opened firef rom a car in Rupert Dean Lane, off Poinciana Drive, at around 10.20pm on July 19. T he gunmen shot at two m en who were approaching Murder inquiry launched after woman dies SEE page seven By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org MOTORISTS will need their wits about them when driving in the area of JFK Drive, Bethel Avenue and Farrington Road in the near future as the countrys first six-legged round about is set to open to the driving public. While roundabouts are well known in New Providence, a traf fic island of this size with six exits/entrances will be a new fea ture of the Bahamian road system. The Ministry of Works and Transport issued a press release yesterday advising that the new roundabout will open before the end of the month and is intended to improve traffic flow conditions at the presently signalised intersections of John F. Kennedy Drive and Bethel Avenue and Farrington Road and Thompson Boulevard and to accommodate the newly constructed link from West Bay Street (corridor five of the New Providence Road Improvement Project). Meanwhile, two more four-legged roundabouts will soon be brought into full operation. Countrys first six-legged roundabout set to open SEE page seven C OMECLEANCALL: Brent Symonette CHRISTOPH COOPER By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com FRUSTRATED applicants to the Eugene Dupuch Law School claim they have been denied acceptance in favour of foreign students despite meeting the required entrance exam scores. However, school officials say those exam takers who were not immediate ly offered acceptance simply did not score high enough on the entrance test. "If they had scored well, they would have improved their chances of being offered a place," said School Principal Tonya Bastian Galanis. Yesterday, some angry students say school officials have different responses on acceptance requirements and feel they are being marginalised. "A few of us Bahamian students, we sat the entrance exam in June or July and they told us the passing mark is 200 points me and a few other persons we scored above that. Now they are telling us that they don't have enough space while they are accepting students from the British Virgin Islands and Antigua," said one of the frus trated students who applied for the school's two-year bar programme. "They have me on a wait list essenLaw school applicants say they are losing out to foreign students SEE page seven SEE page 11 SEE page seven By REUBEN SHEARER Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org TROPICAL Storm Earl could influence weekend weather over the Bahamas but forecasters say it is too early to tell if the systems path will bring it close to the islands. Last night, the centre of the weather system was located near a latitude of 15.7 north, and a longitude 43.6 degrees west, some 1,300 miles just east of the northern Leeward Islands. The tropical storm was moving slowly towards the west at 17mph in the Atlantic, but it is expected to gain in strength next week. Wayne Neely at the Meteorological Department said yesterday: We expect this motion to continue through Sunday, with maxiF orecasters keep watchful eye on Tropical Storm Earl SEE page 11
THE Department of Immigration will resume illegal immigrant apprehension exercises on September 1 after a grace period for volu ntary repatriation ends, said Foreign Affairs and I mmigration Minister Brent Symonette. In a statement released r ecently, the minister aimed to clear up the "confusion" over his ministry's repatriat ion and apprehension policies while maintaining that h e has always been consistent in his remarks on the issue. There appears to have b een some confusion relat ive to comments I made in a n interview with the media on August 25 as to the time f rame for the resumption of apprehension exercises of i llegal immigrants from the Republic of Haiti or any other country," said Mr Symon-e tte, who is also the Deputy P rime Minister. On August 16, I issued a statement noting: 'Persons who are found to be in the Bahamas illegally will be r epatriated forthwith'. "In the interest of allowing illegal immigrants who wished to leave immediatelya nd voluntarily to do so, the g overnment has allowed for a brief period of voluntary repatriation. That period will end on August 31. Apprehension exercises will resume as of September 1, consistent with my statement o f August 16 relative to the resumption of such exercises. M r Symonette said his A ugust 16 statement reminded the public of the g overnments long-standing policy with respect to illegal e ntry into the Bahamas. Having regard to the recent heightened infringem ent of Bahamas immigration law, notice is hereby give n that with immediate effect, all illegal immigrants are requested to leave the Bahamas voluntarily. All persons who are here illegally are in contravention of the laws of the Bahamas, a nd are advised to return to their country of origin or be s ubject to apprehension and deportation. I also wish to recall the humanitarian decision of the Bahamas in suspending for as hort period both apprehension and repatriation exercises following the devastat-i ng earthquake in Haiti in J anuary of this year," said t he August 16 statement. S ince a cataclysmic earthq uake devastated Haiti's c apital city, the Bahamas has resumed repatriation exerc ises for illegal immigrants f rom that country. O ver the past six months, 7 72 Haitian and 183 Jamaican nationals have been repatriated to the R epublic of Haiti and Jamaica respectively. 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By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com THE Bahamas joined five other Caribbean nations in endorsing the controversial Copenhagen accord this week. By signing on to the agree ment devised at the 15th United Nations climate change conference held in December last year, the Bahamas will be enti tled as a developing country to receive fast-track funding in order to adapt to climate change. Developed countries would provide $30billion for adaptation and mitigation efforts in the developing world between 2010 and 2012 under the agree ment. Beyond that, developed countries committed to jointly mobilising $100billion annually by 2020 to address the climate change needs of developing countries. This funding will come from a wide variety of sources, pub lic and private, bilateral and multilateral, including alternative sources of finance, the agreement noted. But the Copenhagen accord is not legally binding and critics say it is woefully inadequate if the planet is to win the battle against climate change. Panos Caribbean reported: Climate change threatens ris ing sea levels and the loss of coastal livelihoods; increase in sea levels and the loss of certain marine species; as well as an increase in extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and droughts. Meanwhile the accord makes allowances for an increase in global temperatures by up to two degrees Celcius. It was essentially decided by five countries the United States, China, India, Brazil and South Africa and Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana and the Bahamas joined 131 countries when endorsing it on Thursday. Emissions Minister for the Environment Earl Deveaux said: If there was no agreement between the developing economies about carbon emis sions, and they didnt change the developed countries agreed rigid standards for emissions, the world would continue to see climate change, so they couldnt do a deal without everybodys involvement. However the Caribbean nations did not sign onto the accord without reservations. Science adviser to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center Ulric Trotz told Panos Caribbean: It is not that they (Caribbean countries agree with the accord, but that there are things in the accord that the region can take advantage of. Our official position really is, accept the accord in the sense that you write to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC time you should mention reservations. The Jamaican ministry of foreign affairs noted the accord does not replace or pre-empt negotiations towards a legally binding, ambitious and comprehensive agreement under the UNFCCC and the Bali roadmap. Jeffrey Spooner, the Latin America and Caribbean repre sentative on the Adaptation Fund Board, and one of Jamaicas climate negotiators, said: It is a way forward. At least it has identified the impor tance of climate change and the importance of tackling it now. And to be honest, there is nothing to lose in associating ourselves. He added that the fight to secure a legal binding agree ment is not over. There is a lot of work to be done, but at least the accord has kind of set the stage, Mr Spooner said. There are some countries who are totally opposed to the accord and as such it is going to be very difficult to negotiate anything to do with the accord. Bahamas joins five Caribbean nations in signing controversial Copenhagen accord Brent Symonette: Illegal immigrant apprehension exercises set to resume THE FNM constituency association for Elizabeth yesterday officially began its new p artnership with the Elizabeth Estates L ibrary by pledging to overhaul and update the facilitys entire IT infrastructure. Speaking at a presentation at the library, D r Duane Sands, who ran for the Elizabeth s eat but lost to Ryan Pinder in a bye-election i n February, said that FNMs vision is to make the library the best equipped, up-todate facility in the region. When this initiative is completed, the entire library will be outfitted with stateof-the-art hardware including desktops and flat-screen monitors, appropriate softwarea nd networking tools, printing capacity and disposables, he said. D r Sands said the library is a quiet yet critical institution which plays such a pivo tal role in the strengthening of community and country. There is little doubt in my mind that our medium and long-term strategy for address ing the root causes of our various challenges m ust be based on the empowerment of our people through education and life-long con-t inued learning, he said. D r Sands said learning has to be relevant and appropriate to the needs of the times. In the information age we have to strike a realistic balance between written and virt ual resources. We have to provide access to books as well as information technology. This library is an oasis for the youth of our community. It is used by many to complete homework, do research for projects or to expand their knowledge of an ever-changing, complex world by way of the internet. It is a resource f or a community where individual families m ay lack the means to afford a home com p uter. This library, and others like it, stands as a formidable player in the battle for our countrys future. As we strengthen the pillars of our civil society, we strengthen our people and our country. FNM: We hope to make library best in region Pledge to update facility s entire IT infrastructure PHOTOS: Felip Major /Tribune staff All persons who a re here illegally are in contravention of t he laws of the B ahamas, and are advised to return to t heir country of orig in or be subject to apprehension and d eportation.
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F F F F F V a l u eB i g o n V B S a f e t yB i g o n "I am vex that it is so hard t o find a professional who p erforms the services that s he or he advertises in the newspaper, phone book, etc., with some degree of c lass. "I am tired of calling businesses, after being swayed by a sign or advertisement, only to find the people whowork there or worse yet, t he owners rude and uninterested in doing their job. I quickly hang up after that and try and find ways to do t hose things myself or suss out another business who w ill perform services with pride and dignity. Do these b ad businesses not realise that their money is walking o ut the door?" F ed up with slackness. "I is so vex that we have a ll these vehicles on the roads which now causing everyone to be late, frustrat-e d and stressed out. Couldn't the politicians find some other way to pay its workers other than import stamp duty on these cars and tax on the licences and gas which they also control? "Why can't we have a proper municipal bus transport service? We can saveon not having to spend $10,000 on a foreign car, for e ign car parts and on all t hem foreign things which soon break up and don't grow nothing. Frustrated intellectual motorist. "I am vex because only a few enlightened persons are really doing anything to demystify the myths of the Chinese coming here. The public, it seems, is being misled into thinking that despite the legal work permits that we will end up with various groups of hundreds of Chinese living behind the 'bushes' off of Carmichael Road and Kool Acres, and Bacardi Road." Unemployed. "I am vex to find out that many public schools are so filled as a result of the government trying to save mon ey by withdrawing govern ment subsidies to private religious schools, an' now they will have to spend this same savings to build new schools. Six an' half dozen. "I hot and vex at these so called 'men of the cloth' who open their mouths about just about anything except the dutt that going onin their own church. How can I take advice and guid ance on my life from some one who is carrying on like a hormone filled teenager or an egocentric? "Get your own house in order and focus on spread ing peace and love, is my unsolicited advice to them, and leave others alone," Spiritualist. "I am happy to count 22 churches within a close distance (of cannot figure out why some men is making 'shortcuts' through other people yards and trespassing against their neighbours property." Neighbour. WHY YOU VEX? By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org SCHOOL children filled with anticipation of returning to the classroom this week are reminded by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT can continue learning outdoors through the Trusts educational initiatives. The ever-expanding Discovery Clubs and Parks Pal programme which takes students on field trips across the islands will return in full force this year, with children of all ages invited to participate, the BNT said. High school students can work with BNT scientists to take transects on the rocky shores and assess the bio-diversity of these areas, while younger children can learn the basics on outdoor excursions or in classroom presentations by experts at the Trust. Schools are invited to take trips with the BNT to New Providences three national parks so young people can enjoy bird watching at Harrold and Wilson Ponds, snorkelling in the mangroves of Bonefish Pond and exploring the plants and animals of the Retreat Gar dens on Village Road. Or they can take advantage of the Parks Pal programmes partnership with Bahamas Fer ries to go on day or overnight trips to Abaco, Andros, and very soon, Eleuthera, where the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve botanical garden is set to open, the BNT said. As students explore the pine forests, blue holes, wetlands and beaches of the undevel oped Family Islands, they can learn how the natural environment sustains both wildlife and communities which depend on natural resources for economic benefit. Education officer Shelley Cant said: Unfortunately in the Bahamas we have a lot of people growing up so detached from their environment that they are petrified of everything and therefore they destroy everything. They see the bush as bad and the way to get them to appreciate everything is by tak ing them out there. Field trips provide a different experience from the classroom and it gives us the opportunity to reach different types of learners. The classroom setting isnt for everybody and we hope to reinforce some of the things we teach in the classroom in another way, that kids might remember. And often the troublesome students who usually sit in the back of the class will shine when you take them out in the field. Students are taught to dis tinguish between native plants and non-native species (which ironically includes the national flower the yellow elder), how to prepare for a camping trip, what lives in what habitats, and what should be preserved and protected. Around 40 New Providence children between ages eight and 14 focused on the importance of the environment in a twoweek summer camp at theR etreat Gardens this summer, including an overnight camp ing trip to Rose Island. While Grand Bahama chil dren had their own camp, and in Andros the BNT ran a camp for four weeks. Specially selected students and competition winners werel ucky enough to spend a week on an eco-camp at Forfar in central Andros, the BNT said. But the students and schools which cannot afford to participate in field trips this year can still take advantage of the BNTs free classroom presen tations on various subjects tai lored to meet the classs individual needs, the Trust said. And after school, students can take part in activities run by around 30 existing Discovery Clubs on seven islands, or establish their own at any school, church or community centre with equipment, support and training provided by the Trust. Club leaders are trained at a symposium every summer, and teachers are also trained in a summer workshop held by the BNT to learn how they can enhance their curriculum by working with the Trust. You can continue learning outdoors, National Trust reminds schoolchildren KEEPINGFOCUS: A Oakes Field primary school student at the Blue Hole National Park, Andros. By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com CITY Market CEO Derek Winford has assured employees that he is working to retain staff and ensure survival of the business after Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell expressed serious concerns about the future of the company. The PLP representative said he visited all eight City Market stores in New Providence and three in Grand Bahama where he found broken equipment, declining inventory and nervous staff concerned about their job security. He called for the Ministry of Labour to intervene and protect the interests of 7 00 employees. But Mr Winford said City Market is working to ensure the company survives and jobs are retained. We are in business to stay in business, he said. The company will continue to strive to improve its cost management, with a particular focus on inventory management. R eductions Although workforce reductions were necessary in the cost management process, the restructuring will continue to return profits, Mr Winford said. He asked customers to be patient as stores prepare to roll out promotions a nd rewards during the busy holiday season. He said stores were hit with the the perfect storm of an economic downturn and equipment failure during the traditionally slow business period between July and September. But the company is working to improve inventory management and has instituted stricter inventory and financial c ontrols to ensure no process remains unchecked and high levels of shrinkage are counteracted, he said. Our employees are the key to making improvements in this area, Mr Winford said. We are, and will continue to be, in constant communication with our employees and their union to keep them a breast of all matters. They are the key to keeping our customers happy and satisfied, which isa critical success factor for our business. The CEO apologised to customers for failing refrigeration systems which have now been fully repaired at stores in Harbour Bay, Cable Beach, Lyford Cay and South Beach. Work is now being done to address r efrigeration problems in the Oakes Field store, and Mr Winford said extensive repairs and refurbishment at other locations will soon be complete. He added: Our loyal customers have been supportive and patient during this challenging time. The City Markets team, all 700 of us, hugely appreciate your business and supp ort. e are in business to stay in business PERFORMANCE artist Nik Wallenda will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for the highest bicycle ride without a safety net when he takes to the high wire suspended between the Royal Towers at Atlantis today. Suspended more than 26 stories above ground, Mr Wallenda known as the King of the High Wire in his field will attempt two death-defying stunts. The bicycle ride on the high wire will take place from the Royal Tower East to the Royal Tower West at 2.30pm. The acrobat will then walk between the West tower and the Cove Atlantis at 4pm. Mr Wallenda belongs to the seventh generation of The Great Wallendas a family of acrobats, jugglers, clowns, aerialists and animal trainers who began working as a circus troupe in the 18th century. He is also a direct descendent of Karl Wallenda, founding member of The Flying Wallendas. Mr Wallenda set a Guinness World Record in 2008 for the l ongest distance and greatest height ever travelled by bicycle on a high wire when he walked and then bicycled 150 feet out on a high wire which was suspended from the roof of Newarks Prudential Building in New Jersey without a safety net. King of the High Wire attempts to break Guinness World Record in the Bahamas City Market CEO says he is working to retain staff INTERESTINGFIND: Students examine baby lobsters found at the Bonefish Pond National Park
E DITOR, The Tribune. THERE are ponderings in the PLP with different factions in the Party challenging Leader Christie. This thought has been cont emplated for weeks now and that attempts would be made for the Leadership but thisa ttempt would be defeated. It is said that Christie has not changed and he still only looks out for the elite and nott he grassroots. His best friend now is Ryan Pinder, the man who did nots upport him during the last Convention they are now two peas in one pod see one you see the other. It is said most of Christies long, long, long time support ers has withdrawn their support from him. I was at a house in the east where there was a political discussion with both FNM and PLP having cocktails and m any of their views were that Christie and Ingraham need to pack it in and let people like Jerome Fitzgerald, Frank Smith, Brave Davis, Danny Johnson, Bran McCartney, Desmond Bannister and manyo ther young politicians come forward and lead. Last Thursday night hun d reds gathered at the Sir Lynden Pindling Centre where there is a monthly meeting held and it is shocking to seeF NM, PLP, Muslim, Rasta, Haitians, young and not so young watching a film of oneo f Sir Lynden's addresses as the Official Opposition Leader in 1993 and it is now happening today in 2010. What I found out is the Group called the Caucus has people from all sectors of the nation and they have one sim ple message, We are One. When you hear the explanation of those three words that caught my attention, it is hard not to join the Group. The other slogan that says One Bahamas is showing us it is not so because the killing number today is 58 and they are 58 blacks. All the big contracts are given to the big shots so it appears their slogan should be The Chosen Few Bahamas. The Caucus Group appears to be on the right track because t o my surprise as an FNM they do not only support PLPs but certain FNMs like Desmond Bannister and Edison Key. I also have information that they are planning majore vents honouring Sir Lynden from August 26, 2010 through March 22, 2011. I sense that the Caucus Group are Power brokers so, it would be very difficult to unseat Perry Christie asL eader because the Leader of the Caucus still supports Christie and if not I am certainw ithout a doubt as a personal friend of Brave Davis if any attempt is made to go after the Leadership he would lean toward Brave Davis. Also, in another conversa tion over the weekend it is said that the Caucus is run ning a serious membership drive to hit 40,000 which would be from the PLP and FNM. I am told they already have 10,000 members and are tak ing to the Family Islands with Abaco, Grand Bahama, Andros, Cat Island, North and mainland Eleuthera in that order. So until next time. TYRONE JACKSON FNM/Caucus Member Nassau, August 16, 2010. EDITOR, The Tribune. Herein are some suggest ions for consideration by our public. Those persons with some authority may wish to consider implementing. Passport photographs of a pplicants to join law enforcement agencies to be published in newspapers and the publicb e asked to comment in confidence on their suitability by c alling a special number. Information received to be i nvestigated before admission or rejection. This would i mprove the system of vetting the applicants. Re-enactment of the Seat Belt Law. It could Save Lives. Bahamian Residents to consider lobbying for its re-enactment. Legislation prohibiting s moking in public places. The Cancer Society, Medical Practitioners and concerned citizens must lobby the Minister of Health for action. The smoke is killing us. Legislation to increase penalties for the possession of firearms and ammunition, eg; two years imprisonment f or handguns and five years imprisonment for assault w eapons, such as; the AK47, the uzi and the sawed-off automatic shotgun. The lat ter are the weapons used by terrorists. The sentencess hould be mandatory. Provide f or a gun court to hear all s uch cases expeditiously. A parking building for the i nner city of Nassau. Raise t he money by selling shares t o the public similar to PI Bridge. Consider a multistorey building southwest of the Post Office. Paid parkingf or users. Shops and restaurants on the ground floors. Physical and Technical Secur ity presence. L egislate for a Public Transportation Corporation to organise and control the Public Transport System in New Providence. Bus owners to become shareholders.P roper routes, monthly weekly and daily bus fares or passes, drivers vetted, and tested, uniforms and sheltered bus stops with seating and printed schedules on arrivals and d epartures. It is very present i n England, Canada, USA, Bermuda and Barbados, to name a few. It will not bea ccomplished by the bus owners. Recruit and train suitable p ersons for School Security. M any of the present personnel are not physically capable for the patrols and confrontat ion required. Setup an Intelligence Unit among; Students, Teachers, Security Officers and the Police. E liminate social promotions in all public schools. It is r esponsible for the low grade average. Consider experim enting with boys and girls in separate classes. Such an experiment held in Freeport, G rand Bahama many years ago met with success. There are boys and girls schools all over this region. It appearst hat they are producing better students. The Road Traffic Authority to consider regulations a llowing for left turns on the red light at certain junctions.T here are several streets that can accommodate such a move to keep traffic flowing.T he RTA must stop the renti ng of Public Service Licence Plates by persons without the vehicles. Police vehicles equipped with GPS would be an asset to crime fighting and rapidr esponse. It will also be a gas saver. The taser for police use would reduce police killings.A n indoor range for small a rms and shotguns would be an asset to firearms training. M any officers armed with weapons are no getting the constant training required to master the art. With thei ndoor range in close proximi ty to the city officers could go practising when off duty. Gun licensing applicants could be made to qualify t here to obtain a shotgun licence. PAUL THOMPSON Sr Nassau, A ugust 25, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 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 Nassau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm WASHINGTON (AP help Pakistani flood victims will give America's image there a boost, but not much of one. The U.S. reputation in a country the Obama administration sees as crucial to defeating the Taliban and al-Qaida already is so tarnished that even millions of dollars from Washington and the work of U.S. soldiers and diplomats probably will do little to change the thinking of most Pakistanis. After all, U.S. flood aid is only a drop in a bucket already filled with billions of American dollars that have been shipped to Pak istan since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks against the United States. All that money, apparently, has done little to impress. A recent Pew Foundation poll found nearly six in 10 Pakistanis viewed the United States as an enemy; only one in 10 called it a partner. Still, the Obama administration does not have the option of doing nothing. The U.S. interest in helping goes beyond easing the suffering of the more than 17 million people affected by the floods. Wash ington also wants Pakistan's weak civilian government to succeed so that it does not lose ground to the aid work of Muslim charity groups associated with militants. Making sure the pro-U.S. government looks good, or at least competent, is important to the Obama administration as it encourages Pakistan in its fight against mil itants operating along the border with Afghanistan, where the United States is fighting a 9-year-old war. Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, said late Tuesday during a visit to Pakistan thatthe country will have to demonstrate it can spend relief funds transparently and well if it wants more help in rebuilding. The Pakistan government says about $800 million in emergency aid has been committed or pledged so far. But there are worries internationally about how the money will be spent by the government, which has a reputation for inefficiency and corruption. Robert Hathaway, director of the Woodrow Wilson Centre's Asia pro gramme, warns against expecting U.S. aid to immediately turn around the deep distrust many Pakistanis feel toward America. "This relationship has a lot of baggage, and it will take an incredible amount of hard work over many years really to rebuild," Hathaway said. Many in Pakistan see the United States as interested more in killing insurgents than in helping the country's poor. Past U.S. support for former Gen. Pervez Musharraf and oth er military rulers has fuelled a perception that Washington cares little about Pakistan's democracy. Then there is the idea in Pakistan that the United States is anti-Muslim, a view that could be strengthened by opposition to a mosque planned near the World Trade Centre site that Islamic extremists destroyed in 2001. Dan Feldman, the Obama administration's deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, recently bristled at the notion that U.S. relief work is an attempt at image improvement. "We're doing it as a response to a humanitarian cri sis," he said. Still, the United States has made sure to spread the word of its response to the floods aggressively, with senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Rod ham Clinton, making regular statements. Feldman said in a briefing this week that the United States is providing up to $150 million in aid. U.S. military helicopters have evacuated thousands of people and delivered hundreds of tons of relief supplies. Among those supplies are 700,000 mosquito nets to help families ward off malaria, giant water treatment machines to provide safe drinking water and tens of thousands of blankets and inflatable boats to help isolat ed villages. For people saved from rising waters by U.S. helicopters or given lifesaving medi cine or food, America's image will rise. U.S. aid cannot reach every flood victim, howev er, and not everyone getting the aid will know it is from the United States. Along with worrying about helping as many people as possible, the Obama admin istration also must keep an eye on insurgents who know the people and the terrain and can use the flood to build support among its victims. Jason Campbell, a South Asia analyst at the Rand Corp. think tank, said Washington understands that any "gaps in U.S. assistance will likely be filled by charities that, if not directly tied to militant groups, are at least sympathetic with them." The U.S. aid could provide another boost to counterinsurgency efforts. The sooner the Pakistani military can scale down its relief work, the sooner it can return to fighting insurgents. Teresita Schaffer, a former State Department South Asia specialist, said the United States must do everything it can to help. But, she said, "I don't think there will be an attack of the warm fuzzies just because we're providing some helicopters." (This article was written by Foster Klug of the Associated Press). Ideas for improving the Bahamas LETTERS firstname.lastname@example.org US struggles with image in Pakistan &/$<7216:((7,1* RI:DVKLQJWRQ6WUHHW3%R[1$66$8 %$+$0$6 (6/<%(/,&(RI&$50,&+$(/ 52$'1$66$8%$+$0$6 <9(1$8'3,(55(RI'$9,6 675((7)2;+,//1$66$8%$+$0$6 Perry Christie and possible challenges to PLP leadership EDITOR, The Tribune. I am an avid reader of The Tribune and most times I am pleased with the articles. However I am very sad that our young basketball athlete Magnum Rolle who placed number 51 in the 2010 NBA draft was placed on the 12th and 14th of July 2010 pages of your paper. Further a very small picture of Magnum Rolle was used and if I was not thoroughly reading my paper I would have missed his story. Please continue to highlight our positive young men, as examples to other Bahamian young men. Our young boys need to see what this young man has achieved and that they can also aspire to excel on the world scene. Many who would see him would say that if he can do it, so can I. And yes if they have their parents supporting them, good male models, the church and your newspaper more of our young men will succeed globally. Please print bigger pictures of our positive young men and their stories in your newspaper. SYBILENE CUMBERBATCH Nassau, August 9, 2010. Achievements of our young men should r eceive mor e pr ominence in the paper
By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter email@example.com F REEPORT State Minister for Finance Zhivargo L aing said the government a nd the Grand Bahama Port Authority want to bring some order to the unlicenced streetv ending problem on the i sland. Mr Laing said the issue is a sympathetic one becauset here are not many jobs avail able and people are only trying to make a living during t hese tough economic times. The economy is still in very bad shape in Freeport, let nobody fool you about t hat. Lots of people continue to be unemployed and underemployed, and lots of busi n esses continue to be chal lenged, he said. Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the sign ificant increase of street vendors and peddlers, especially in the Freeport area. Peoples tand along the roadside sell ing phone cards, peanuts, soft drinks, water and newspapers. Senior Assistant Police Commissioner Quinn McCartney has warned that it is illegal for persons to selli tems to the public without the proper licence or permit. Grand Bahama Port Authority officials said while they issue permits to persons selling newspapers and/or peanuts, they do not issue permits to persons engaged in selling phone cards and other food items. Persons without roadside permits have been given until the end of the month to cease trading. Mr Laing, who is also MP for the Grand Bahama con stituency of Marco City, said the government wants to ensure that street vendors sell under proper regulations. The government has an interest in ensuring that there is some order to street vend ing so that people are not put at unnecessary risk and there are no safety issues, while at the same time we want to ensure that people who are entrepreneurs have an oppor tunity to live. My understanding is the Port is also looking at the issue, but there is likely to be some means of accommodat ing vendors reaching the same kind of balance the government wants to reach in terms of assuring that street vending is done in an orderly manner. I think the Port understands from my own discus sions with them, just as we understand and sympathise that people are trying to make their way, trying to make a living, trying to feed their families. So it is a balancing act and I think that at the end of the day there will be some accom modation reached, Mr Laing said. The minister stressed that anyone who is trading in the country has to have a licence. That is the law, but we k now that many people oper ate without a licence and without regulation in manyi nstances, and that presents a problem because there are people who pay licence fees a nd taxes, so it is a matter of order and seeking to ensure we are fair to everybody, hes aid. Minister Laing said peop le on Grand Bahama have demonstrated that they have the potential to be selfe mployed and run their own businesses. There are fewer jobs out t here and people are trying to find whatever creative means they could find to make ends meet. It is clearly as ign of the economic times, said Mr Laing. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FOUR Bahamians have been given an opportunity to study in China starting this c oming Fall semester. They have been awarded full scholarships by the Chin ese government to pursue tertiary level education in China in a cross-section of dis ciplines. T he recipients of the scholarships are Christian Adderley in the field of economics atS outhwestern University of Finance and Economics in Sichuan; Scott Roker in thef ield of Chinese languages at Dongua University in Shang hai; Simone Bridgewater inthe field of sociology at Nanj ing University in Jiangsu, and Italia Hutchinson in the field of anesthesiology at Central South University in Hunan. A fifth Bahamian, William Seymour, has also been awarded a scholarship to continue studies in China. During the official award ceremony held on Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Brent Symonette congratulated the recipients and expressed gratitude to the Chinese government. The Bahamas and The Peoples Republic of China established diplomatic relations in May 1997, said Mr Symonette. Since then, Bahamian students have pursued higher education at the Bachelors and Masters levels in a rangeof disciplines, from manufacturing and design of clothing and apparel, to medicine, astrophysics/astronomy, international business management, marketing, Chinese culture and languages and archi tecture. Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Hu Dingxian said it was a pleasure to award the scholarships. China and the Bahamas are both developing countries with the common task of developing their national economies, said Ambassador Hu. To attain this goal we need a great number of talented young people and their hard work, especially with the rapid development of mod ern science and technology and their extensive application in production nowadays, the quality of human resources will play a more and more important role in economic development. The four scholarships awarded will bring the number of Bahamian recipients of the Chinese government scholarships to 24. Four Bahamians receive Chinese Government scholarships By REUBEN SHEARER Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org S TATE Minister of Lands and Local Government Byran Woodside said he is hoping to bring young people to the decision-making table through a Local Government Junior Council pilot pro-j ect that will engage 1,381 students of t he tenth and eleventh grades from six Family Island schools. The pilot project is expected to improve the Bahamas local government in the future by educating the countrys young people about the sys-t em today. The project will be officially l aunched on September 16, 2010, in F reeport, Grand Bahama. It will last for eight months ending in April 2011, at which time the final evaluation will be conducted, Mr Woodside announced on Wednesday during a press conference at the Department o f Public Service. Twelve public officers from the local government districts of Freeport, Cen t ral Abaco, the Berry Islands, North Andros and San Salvador travelled to N assau last week to participate in a workshop for coordinators w ho will carr y out the pilot project. C oordinat ors will convene on a w eekly basis i n the various functions of central and local government, and at least eight junior councils will emerge once the programme commences. According to Mr Woodside, the project will not only improve local governance, but will also positively i mpact all aspects of Family Island c ommunities. Skills H e said the programme is expected to annually have 300 participants with increased capacity and skills sets thatw ill bring a higher degree of public service, advocacy and transparency to l ocal government. During the works hop, coordinators were supplied with the information necessary to manage the various processes of the pilot pro-j ect. It is the ministrys hope that the system of government administration in the Bahamas will be dramatically changed by local government, said Mr Woodside. It allows every-day persons to participate in community efforts. Localg overnment has proven to be an i mportant component of democracy within the Bahamas. In our Family Islands it has assisted with economic development, improved the quality of life of our citizens and encouraged residents participation in the decisionmaking process of government, he said. T he state minister said he hopes that t hose involved in the project will get to impact some of the decisions made by local government. S tudents involved will hail from Jack H ayward High School, St Georges H igh School, Abaco Central High S chool, North Andros High School, San Salvador High School, and RNG omez All-Age School in the Berry Islands. Grooming future decision-makers Move to deal with problem of unlicensed street vending SCOTTROKER ITALIAHUTCHINSON SIMONEBRIDGEWATER HONOURED: Pictured left to right: Scott Roker; Simone Bridgewater; Italia Hutchinson and Christian Dion Adderley. P RESENTATION: C hristian Dion Adderley receives his scholarship certificate. He is pictured with Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Hu Dingxian and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy P rime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Brent Symonette. (BIS Photos /Kristaan Ingraham) Local Government Junior Council pilot project BYRANWOODSIDE ZHIVARGO LAING I I N N S S I I G G H H T T F o o r r t t h h e e s s t t o o r r i i e e s s b b e e h h i i n n d d t t h h e e n n e e w w s s , r r e e a a d d I I n n s s i i g g h h t t o o n n M M o o n n d d a a y y s s
ST Cecilia Urban Renewal Centre handed out school supplies to at least a hundred stu dents on Wednesday and encouraged parents to get more involved with their childrens school work. We really dont have a chall enge as such, but we need the parents to get involved. I think thats the biggest challenge, said Rev Robertha Rolle-Walk er, manager of the centre. We would call meetings and maybe six or seven parents would show up. We have a band in this community and ify our children are coming to band practice, every week, twice a week, the least you could do is come out and hear what is going on with them. Inspector Hartman Nixon from the Grove Police Station spoke to the children about personal safety techniquesd esigned to protect them from becoming victims or participants in crime. He also gave them guidelines on the proper behaviour that adults expect tosee from children. Inspector Nixon told the children how they should act in school and how they can avoidv iolence by not taking shortcuts when walking home from school, said Mrs Rolle. He also warned them about watching the friends they have and the company they keep. Pastor Arlington Rolle from Peniel Kingdom Ministries on Market Street and Palmetto Avenue prayed with the child ren before they received their school bags. He advised them to make a habit of attending church and participating in Sunday school. He told them they would live better lives and their schoolwork would be easier for them if they get involved witht he activities of the church, said Mrs Rolle. Closel y St Cecilia Urban Renewal Centre works closely with the school teachers in the community at both Mable Walker and Yellow Elder Primary Schools.T hey said they observed that children get more attention from their teachers because teachers spend more time with the kids than the parents. I feel that if the parent would appreciate the teachers more, the people who are teaching their children eight hours a day, and take time to think about it, they would participate in what their children are doing, said Mrs Rolle. Some feel that the government pays the teachers so its a must, but they dont know that teaching is a gift from God. E ven though you have the academics, you dont just stand up and teach. The wisdom and knowledge you need to teach children comes from God. St Cecilia is primarily a small business community, with entrepreneurial and working class people. T he Urban Renewal Centre has many undisclosed corporate and individual sponsors that work along with the government programmes and donate their time and supplies to keep the centre in operation. They provide law and health clinics to educate the commu-n ity about what is happening around them socially, centre officials said. St Cecilia is a great com munity and people here coop erate with us. We have com munity walkabouts with the Grove police station at least twice a month. The communityi s close knitted and we dont have a crime problem per se. Everyone in the area knows one another so they try to stick together and do what they have to do, said Mrs Rolle. IN addition to offering the children of Fox Hill afters chool programmes to teach them educational and social skills, the areas Urban Renewal Centre this week handed out much needed back-to-school supplies. The challenges we see in Fox Hill are educational. We have an after-school p rogramme during the m onths that schools are o pen. We offer homework h elp, the boys club and g irls club, a band practice, l iturgic dance lessons, these are talented children and we try to enhance their talents, said Brenda Murray, assistant manager facilitator for the Fox Hill Urban Renewal Centre. We find that children are b etter one-on-one, so our programmes run from three i n the afternoon to five, and s ome until seven. We go b eyond our working hours. But if it helps the child, then it is worth it in the end. T he Fox Hill Urban Renewal Centre held a back-to-school giveaway for the children on Wednesday and handed out packages with books, pencils, geometry sets and book bags, d onated by Fox Hill busin esses and outside corporate philanthropists. Mrs Murray said they w ere expecting about 150 t hroughout the day to come in to collect school supplies. We have enough for everyone. Community busi n esses and people outside the community will donate to Fox Hill Urban Renewala nd we are grateful for them, she said. She said many Fox Hill parents are employed in theh otel industry, working flex i ble hours, which causes chil dren to be on their own a lot. Sometimes a parent might work three to eleven or seven to three, different hours because most of our parents work in the hotel industry. When their children stop here, we do the best we can to help them with their homework or givet hem a snack to go home, s aid Mrs Murray. I find that most parents are involved and when theyc ant be involved they come t o us and say they need help. Unemplo yment Single parents make up the majority of the parent population in the Fox Hill community. The centre helps with unemployment issues that parents may have, including writing resumes and job placement. There are a lot of single m others that are trying to do the best they can. Some of them are not working sow e help them with resumes and job searching right now, said Mrs Murray. The centre also serves as m ediator when there is a breakdown of communication between unmarried mothers and fathers, whoa re not on speaking terms but care about the welfare of their children. Somef athers feel uncomfortable g oing to the house of their childrens mother. The men respond but it is not at a high percentage. I find the ones that do respond are caring fathers. Their communication has not broken with their chil dren but it has broken with the mother, said Mrs Murray. We are like a medium here where the child would be here and the father would come here and give the child lunch money. I would truly say the fathers are trying, but they need a medium besides the court. We see it all the time but we dont interfere, she said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010 Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)11:30 A.M. SpeakerPASTOR PERRYWALLACEof Blue Hill Gospel Chapel Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010Theme: As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Andre Bethel 11:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Contemporary Service 7:00 p.m. Bro. Franklyn Bethel/Sis. Marilyn Tinker After-school programmes help youth gain educational skills Parents urged to help teachers with children BACKTOSCHOOL n STCECILIAURBANRENEWALCENTRE n FOXHILL GETTING READY: A small school boy is prepared for the new school year as he collects his school package which was donated by Fox Hill businesses. G e n a G i b b s / B I S P h o t o G e n a G i b b s / B I S P h o t o G e n a G i b b s / B I S P h o t o KITTED O UT: Book bags with supplies were labelled with the names of the students, known to the centre, and were passed outt o children patiently waiting. LININGUP: CHILDREN lined up in an orderly fashion to collect books, pencils and other supplies from Rev Robertha Rolle, manager of the St Cecilia Urban Renewal Centre. I find that most par ents ar e involved and when they cant be involved they come to us and say they need help.
autopsy revealed that he had also sustained a gunshot wound to the head. Police were reportedly pursuing Cooper and his brother Lavar who were in a dark Nissan Sentra on the morning of May 3, due to reports that they were armed. Within half an hour, the six woman one man jury returned with a unanimous open verdict informing Coroner William Campbell that they were not sure whether the crash had been due to the driver swerving off the roador due to the gunshot. Coroner Campbell had left three verdicts to the jury. He informed them that they could find that Coopersdeath was accidental; that he had died as result of a gun shot wound to the head or return with an open verdict, meaning that there were too many unanswered questions for them to make a decisionon either of the first two verdicts. Police officers Charles Anton and Jeffrey Canter, both attached to the Eliza beth Estates Police Station, were listed as interested parties in the inquest. Both officers admitted yesterday that they had been in fear for their lives when they discharged their weapons at a dark coloured Nissan Sentra which they claimed was being pursued by a patrol car. The officers told the court they had parked in the northbound lane off Robinson Road in the area of 7th Street and The Grove, and that the car had swerved towards them. Fired Officer Anton claimed that he had fired one shot at the car from a 9mm machine gun. His partner, Officer Canter, told the court he had fired two shots at the car from a .357 revolver. Both officers claimed the car was travelling east on Robinson Road at about 80 miles per hour at the time and subsequently crashed. The car crashed into Miracle Tours Travel Agency and a neighbouring house on Robinson Road. According to a firearms examiner, the bullet found in Coopers head had not been fired from officer Anton nor officer Canters gun. ASP Cleophus Cooper who investigated the incident told the court yesterday that the case was still open and that the firearm used to shoot the deceased has not yet been found. 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In a telephone interview with The Tribune yesterday, the Minister said that he has turned t he entire matter over to the police for a full i nvestigation. I heard Mr Mitchell and others on the radio briefly lately. Perhaps Mr Mitchell would liket o confirm to the Bahamian people how he set this website up. Was this an official website or something outside of the auspice of the g overnment? Perhaps he should tell us all he knows about, Mr Symonette said. When asked to respond to this charge, Mr M itchell laughed and dismissed the Minister entirely stating only that he would have af ull statement at a later time. As for what charges the police had to take M r Johnson in for questioning, the host of The New Nation said that as far as he was a ware it was something relating to a 2003 law r egarding the misuse of a computer. Now I dont know how using a computer to buy a domain name is against the law. I cry shame on the government for wasting the police time investigat-i ng something so frivol ous, Mr Bain said. In fact, the radioshow host said that Mr Mitchell confirmed on his show earlier that d ay that he had ordered t he site to be created on a nother server separate from the governments as its performance was not up to par. He (Mr Mitchell and paid for it with the Ministrys credit card. A fter the PLP left government, and the FNM took over, the government allowed the domain name to expire. Now I dont know if that was negligence or intentional. But Im letting (the police k eep this in the publics eye and if they even think of arresting me I will sue them, the government, and everyone else involved. This is a simple matter. C Allen has already said he would turn everything over to the government if they simply asked for it. But instead of ask-i ng for it, they are acting like the Gestapo and arrested him; wasting the peoples resources, Mr Bain said. Tell all, MP told in website hack row Countrys first six-legged roundabout set to open On corridor five, the link between Saunders Beach andJ FK Drive/Thompson Boulevard, a new four-legged r oundabout is being con structed in its junction with Turnquest Avenue and Oakes Field Distributor. At the junction of corri dor five with West Bay Street, adjacent to Saunders Beacha nother four-legged round about is nearing completion. Although four-legged, one of the legs of the roundabouto nly provides access to new beautification, facilities and p arking area adjacent to Saunders Beach, said the Ministry. The Ministry said the introduction of new roundabouts i nto the countrys road netw ork should not represent a problem for motorists given t he fact that most people will have experience navigating the numerous roundabouts onT onique Williams Darling H ighway. However, the statement adds that the Ministry intends t o conduct a comprehensive o utreach campaign as the roundabouts are brought into operation to ease any potent ial teething problems. The Ministry plans to hold a series of information meet ings at which it will explain in detail, for example, what ad river needs to do when trave lling from JFK Drive to Bethel Avenue (North Thompson Boulevard to Far r ington Road, etcetera. These m eetings also will be supplem ented by fliers and handouts, similar to those distribu ted at the time the Baillou Hill Road /East Street round about was introduced andl arger informational drawings w ill be displayed at a number of locations including the Post Offices, Malls, schools, Min i stry Buildings and sent to pri v ate sector companies for dis play in their foyers. In addition, Ministry staff w ill appear on both radio and t elevision and take calls from the general public. Flyers will be distributed via a major eblast to thousands of e-maila ddresses and will also be u ploaded on to the Ministry website for easy access by the general public, the statement a dded. FROM page one FROM page one FROM page one J ury returns open verdict in Christoph Cooper death UNDERFIRE: Fred Mitchell t heir vehicle on foot and hit Mrs Johnson in the process. All three were rushed to hospital for treatment, but Mrs Johnson died of her wounds on Thursday. An autopsy concluded that the shooting led to her death, and Superintendent LeonB ethel in charge of the Central Detective Unit (CDU d ay. He said: We have met with some fami ly members of Mrs Johnson. The investigation into this matter is being c ontinued by homicide squad. We would appreciate any information the public can provide to help with this investigation. Anyone who can help is asked to call 919, CDU on 502-9991, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477 Murder inquiry launched after woman, 62, dies F ROM page one
By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter email@example.com THE Y-II Shipping New Breed have shown that they know how to win by holdingoff their opponents. Thursday night, they proved that they can do in come-from-behindf ashion. In probably one of the greatest come-back victories so far this year in the New Providence Softball Association, New Breed rallied froma 6-1 deficit in the fourth inning to prevail with a 14-7 decision over the hapless Mighty Mitts. Jordan Gibson, the lil dynamo at third base, proved why manager Martin Pork Burrows Sr had him battingin the clean-up spot when he cracked a three-run homer to lead a seven-run rally that gave New Breed an 8-7 advantage. Then in the fifth, left fielder Garfield Bethel, who came through with his third consecutive hit, ripped a run-pro ducing double for the game ending walk-off victory in a six-run fifth inning. felt pretty good. Our team started off slow, but at the end we picked it up, said Jordan, one of the youngest members of the youthful New Breed team at age 16. Placed an unique position as the fourth batter in the line-up, Jordan said Burrows Sr. expected him to come through in the situation he found himself and he wasp leased to deliver the towering homer. When it came off the bat, I just knew that it was gone, said Jordan, of the one-ball pitch that he sent sailing over center-field of losing pitcher Dion Whyte. Jordan and his team-mates celebrated as they continuyed the assault on Whyte, forcing Mighty Mitts manager Alphonso Chicken Albury to bring in reliever Adderick John in the inning to face another young player in second baseman Angelo Butler. By then, New Breed had already began their impressive come-back and they con tinued to pout on the hits, producing four and five respectively in the fourth and the fifth. With the win, New Breed improved their third place position at 9-2 behind the idled front-running Commando Security Truckers and Dorin United Hitmen, both at 10-1. The loss kept the Mighty Mitts at the bottom of the nine-team field at 0-12. Mighty Mitts came up with six runs in the top of the first inning as they took advantage of New Breeds decision to start some of their less experienced players. Winston Hanna Jr. got the starting nod for New Breed, but after he gave up the first five runs, highlighted by a RBI single from Miguel Hanna and a RBI walk from Vaughn Griffin, he was replaced by Eugene Pratt, who came over from first base. Pratt was able to hold off the Mighty Mitts, retiring them 1-2-3 in both the second and trhird before he gave up a lead off single to Chris McPhee, who eventully scored on a two-out RBI single from Austin Hanna. Like they did in the third, New Breed turned a double play on the Mighty Mitts in the fifth to stop them from further scoring. Outlaws 11, Buccaneers 1 In another abbreviated game in the opener, the Outlaws blasted the Johns Buccaneers as Shawn Adderley fired a one-hitter with a strike out for the win on the mound. The Buccaneers got their only run in the top of the first when Prescott Wilson walked to lead off the game and scored on an error. Marcellus Hall had the only hit for the Buccaneers in the fourth on a single. For the Outlaws, who blew the game open with eight runs in the first and added one in the second and two more in the third, they worked losing pitcher Angelo Dillette for six hits. Darryl Ranger led the attack with a perfect 2-for-2 night with two runs. Kito Johnson was 0-for-1, but he scored three runs and Clay ton Bowles went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. The NPSA will continue with a double header tonight at the park. The following games are on tap: 7 p.m. Bommer G. Operators vs Black Scorpions (L p.m. Freedom Farm Horsemen vs Commando Security Truckers. By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org MEACHER Pain Major s aid he likes the way he l ooked going into tonights com ain event bout on the War at the Shore professional boxing and mixed martial arts show. Yesterday, Major weighed in at 133 pounds, just slightly lighter than his lightweight partner, who topped the scale at 135 for their bout at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach. I feel great, excellent. I feel strong, said Major in an interview with The Tribune yesterday after the weigh-in. got my weight down and I was able to maintain a healthy diet. Thanks to my trainer Nat Knowles and the trainers down here. Im in excellent shape and Im just looking forward to go out and execute and come out victorious at the end of the night. Although the 28-year-old native from Kemp Road got a chance to look over his opponent, Jamar Saunders, Major said hes just going to go out, stick to the game plan and do what my corner tell. It should be a great night. I know all of the fans over here are excited about the show, s o I just want to perform b ecause Im down here train i ng with a competitor who I recently lost too, Major pointed out. But we are now great friends and so its just a great experience for me to be working out with him. So I hope to go out and do my best. Im going to give it 110 percent. Major is referring to Amer ican Dorin Spivey, who pulled off a fourth round technical knockout decision over Major in their June 11, 2009 10rounder for the NABA lightweight title at the Convention Center in Buffalo, New York. Sprivey, by the way, head lines the show before his home crowd tonight. Scheduled for six rounds, Major said because of the condition that he is in, he doesnt expect that his bout will last that long. Im 100 percent sure about that, he predicted. The weigh-in went very well. It was the first weigh-in that I went to and everything was on time. We all had to sacrifice and dried out for 24 hours. So they did everything on time so that we could get sufficient time to eat and rest up for the show. Major takes a 17-4-1 winloss-draw record with 14 knockouts into the fight. He is coming off a sixth round decision on points over American Robert DaLuz on November 4, 2009 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Saunders, 25, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has a record of 5-6-1. Currently under contract with X-Cel Worldwide, headed by American Nick Garone, Major said hes hoping that he will eventually geta world ranking at the 135 pound. But he noted that hes definitely going to have to go out and put on a show tonight to impress the powers that be that he deserve to move up the ladder. C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 I NSIDE Shanahan takes charge of Redskins TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Major makes weight FIGHT READY: Meacher Major (rightsquares off with his opponent Jamar Saunders (left Im in excellent shape and Im just looking f orward to go out and execute and come out victorious a t the end of the night. Meacher Major spor ts NOTES JUDO BAHAMIAN CHAMPION DEF. I NDIAN CHAMP CYNTHIA Rahming became the first Bahamian ever to win a match at the world level in Judo at the Youth Olympic Games ( YOG). She defeated a very capable opponent from India w ho was a medalist at the Asian Games. The Bahamas Judo Federat ion extends thanks to the Bahamas Olympic Committee a nd Adidas, sponsors for the Youth Olympic Games. Rahming practices at the national training center on Joe Farrington Road 24 hours a week during the school year. She is also an honor roll student at St. Augustine's College, and has an active church and family life. "So much time is idly spent by children in our society," says D'Arcy Rahming, president of the Bahamas Judo Federation. "Between video games and the internet we are losing the fact we all stand on the shoulders of past gen erations who know how to work and commit themselves to something. "This is a significant milestone in our program. My hope is that we will inspire others to do much with very limited resources." The Bahamas Judo Federa tion is signing up new students for the fall semester. Persons interested may call 242-3646773 for classes or go online at www.bahamasjudo.com. BASKETBALL BOMMER GEORGE BASKETBALL THE first Bommer George Englerston Basketball Classic continued on Thursday night at the park in Englerston with the following results posted: 18 and Under Male Category Rockers def. Rollers 47-45. Pro-Line Shockers def. Rap tors 38-23 Open Male Category Home Team Ballers def. Spartans 38-32 Englerston Highflyers def. Grave Diggers 28-27 Patch Ballers def. T-Boy Englerston Heats 29-19 Ne w Br eed r ally to defeat Mighty Mitts HERES A LOOK AT THE TEAM STANDINGS AFTER THURSDAYS ACTION: TEAMSW L Pct. GB LADIES DIVISION Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks 10 2 .833 Pineapple Air Wildcats 7 3 .700 2 Bommer G Operators 6 4 .600 3 Sigma Brackettes 5 7 .416 5 Black Scorpions 0 12.000 10 MENS DIVISION Commando Security Truckers 10 1 .909 Dorin United Hitmen 10 1.909 Y-II Shipping New Breed 9 2 .818 1 Freedom Farm Horsemen 6 2 .750 2 1/2 Outlaws 6 5 .545 4 Del Sol Arawaks 4 7 .363 5 Dorsey Park 3 10 .230 7 1/2 Johns Buccaneers1 9 .100 8 1/2 Mighty Mitts 0 12 .000 10 1/2 BASKETBALL NEW YORK Associated Press BRANDON Rush of the Indiana Pacers was suspended for five games by the NBA on Friday for violating the league's drug agreement, while Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings and Kenny Hasbrouck of the Miami Heat drew suspensions for driving offenses. Rush was suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. He started 64 games for the Pacers last season and averaged 9.4 points. Pacers president Larry Bird said in a statement that the organization would support Rush. "We have been made aware that Brandon Rush has been suspended for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy," Bird said. "We will do what we can to provide Brandon help going forward." Evans, the NBA's Rookie of the Year, was suspended without pay for one game for pleading no contest to reckless driving in California. He aver aged 20.1 points last season. Hasbrouck, a former Siena guard, was suspended without pay for two games for pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in New York. Rush's suspension was the latest blow to Indiana's attempts to clean up its image. The Pacers released the core of their team the past several years while trying to repair a reputation damaged by the brawl between Pacers players and Pistons fans in 2004 and several incidents after that in which Pacers players had brushes with the law. Most recently, second-round draft pick Lance Stephenson was arrested earlier this month in New York on assault, menacing and harassment charges. Prosecutors said he pushed his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, then grabbed her and hit her head on the bottom step. The Pacers have not announced how they will deal with that incident. NBA suspends 3 players for separate incidents RECKLESS: Tyreke Evans
C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 THE TRIBUNE SPORTS IN BRIEF F OOTBALL ASHBURN, Va. Associated Press LESSthan a month after taking the job of WashingtonR edskins coach, Mike Shanahan called a meeting. A big meeting. Everyone who works for the franchise was invited, from secretaries to marketing people to the employees based at the stadium on the other side of D.C. The only people not there were the players, who were off because it was February. I t took place in the Reds kins Park auditorium and l asted about an hour. Shanahan gave a power point pres entation of some 50 points h e thought were "very import ant for the organization." "You talk to everybody," S hanahan said in an interview with The Associated Press. "And everybody's got a job to do. And you let everybody know how important their job is to the success of this orga nization. For us to win a Super Bowl, it's going to take everybody, not just the play ers, not just the coaches. We've got to have the best of the best in all different areas, secretaries, marketing, stadium personnel. Everybody's got a job to do, and that was the essence." No one at Redskins Park h ad ever seen anything like it, not from a coach. JoeG ibbs, as the joke goes, was so football-focused he probab ly couldn't have found the m arketing department if he t ried. Steve Spurrier couldn't remember the names of his players, much less the random people he might meet in the hallway. Here was a new coach trying to unite the entire organization, an important step as he went about setting a new tone of order, discipline and control for a fran chise that has been a rollercoaster of inconsistency for more than a decade and was coming off a 4-12 season. While the players weren't at the meeting, they quickly got the message as well. When Shanahan made the following comment at a chamber of commerce speech in May, he might as well been speaking directly at a certain unhappy defensive lineman named Albert Haynesworth. "I like the standard set high," Shanahan said. "The one thing that I found out players want is consistency. Once you give a special player or a star player extra attention or let him get away with things, it takes way the morale of the team." So Shanahan is in charge in full, unyielding charge of one of the most storied organizations in the NFL, having been given contractual control by Dan Snyder, who seems to really, really mean it this time when he says he's become a hands-off owner. Gibbs, though in the Hall of Fame, never wanted his picture on the front of the media guide, but Shanahan is there in grand style holding a football while lined up ahead of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol. It's certainly valid to say he's earned it, having won two Super Bowls in the late 1990s with the Denver Broncos. He's tied for 16th with 154 regular-season and postsea son wins, only 17 behind Gibbs. He turned 58 this week, so he should have plenty of vigor left, and he's had a year off to recharge the batteries after being fired by the Broncos at the end of the 2008 season. Top to bottom, Shanahan takes charge of Redskins M ike Shanahan GREAT JOB: St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols reacts with teammate Yadier Molina after his 400th home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game with the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Alex Brandon/ AP Photo By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter email@example.com AFTER making a tremendous contribution to the sport of sailing as both a sponsor and administrator, King Eric Gibson is gearing up for the biggest recognition that he has ever received. A group of local businessmen have come together to honour Gibson by hosting a two-day regatta in Montagu Beach that was postponed from this weekend to next Saturday and Sunday, September 4-5. Im thrilled to death, said Gib son, a native from Acklins, who came to New Providence in 1974 and have been involved in the formation and the operation of the Bahamas Boat Owners and Sailors Association ever since. I never dreamt of this happening to me. Craig Flowers started the whole thing and everybody else just came on board to help make it hap pen. Ive never had anything like this done for me. Its really an honour. Along with Flowers, the proprietor of FLM Group of Companies, Sir Durward Sea Wolf Knowles; Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard; Al Collie and Mike Stubbs, have all come together to sponsor the event. What I want to do is to let all the kids know that its good to do good in school because it will come back to help you in so many ways, said Gib son, who has assisted so many in the sport. I would never dream that the amount of money that they are putting out is to show their apprecia tion to me. Im so thrilled to death. But I encourage all of the young kids to go out and do good in life and you will reap your reward some day. The 75-year-old Gibson, a longt ime entertainer who founded the local band, King Eric and the Knights, has also been an advert golfer and administrator for many years. But he admitted that because of his kindness to so many people that hes never experienced a hard day in my life yet. Ive had people helping me one way or the other. Some $40,000 have been put up by the sponsors to stage the regatta. A skippers party for all of the participating boats will be held on Tuesday. Its anticipated that eight A Class and 11 B Class boats will be partici pating. Already confirmed to participate in the A Class are the Courageous, Anna Nicole, Southern Cross, Red Stripe, Who Dat and Ed Sky. In the B Class are Queen Drucilla, Ants Nest, Eudeva, Passion, Barbarian, Healthcliff, Six Sisters, the Cobra, Lady Nathalia and Storrs Plumbing. All of the boats are coming, Gibs on stressed. Im very happy that they are all participating. It just shows the appreciation that Ive received from the sailing community. Races start at 10:30 a.m. on both days and will comprise of three races in the two classes. At the conclusion of the regatta, the awards presentation is expected to staged on Gibsons 76th birthday on September 23rd. Two-day regatta event to honour King Eric SPECIAL HONOUR: King Eric Gibson is shown above sailing with his crew on the Queen Drucilla. I would never dream that the amount of money that they are putting out is to show their appreciation to me. Im so thrilled to death. King Eric Gibson P a t r i c k H a n n a / B i s P h o t o T ONIGHT, Meacher Pain Major will step back into the ring for another appearance on the X-Cel Worldwide promotions card. This time, Major will be fighting American Jamar Saunders in a six-round co-main event at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach. Its the new training site for Major, who has teamed up with one of his most recent opponents, Dorin Sprivey. On June 11, 2009, Sprivey stopped Major in the fourth round in New York. But that has not deterred the flashy lightweight. Major, 28, has made the necessary adjustment when he moved out of Hollywood, Florida to Buffalo, New York where his training site was located. Promoter Nick Garone, who along with Daryl DeCroix of Daryl DeCroix Promotions are sponsoring tonights show, said hes been quite impressed with Majors work ethic and his commitment to succeed. He has promised that as long as Major can continue to improve in the ring, he can guarantee the native of Kemp Road that he can look forward to not only getting a world ranking, but also a world title fight. When Major left Ray Minus Jr and First Class Promotions for the US, he noted that his main goal to secure another world title for the Bahamas. H es right on pace to achieving that g oal. G arone has nothing but high hopes f or Major. Now its up to him to go out there and perform. BARRS COMEBACK Right on the heels of Majors fight, Freeman the Natural Barr will be returning to the ring in what has been his home away from home in Punta Gorda, Florida when he compete on Tuesday night. The native of Andros has not been in the ring since November 28, 2006, due to a serious of injuries. But his long-time manager Steve Canton said Barrs career has been rejuvenated under new promoter, former NFL player Jeff Brady and theyre looking for bigger and better things. Unlike Major, who has had a steady climb up the ladder, Barr has gone through his share of ups and downs. But throughout it all, he has not given up hope. At age 37, one would think that Barrs career could and should be over. But, now fighting as a light heavyweight, Barr said he just want to get a chance to prove the critics wrong. Canton, who took over Barrs career at his SJC Boxing Club in Fort Myers from the time he left Everette Jackson after his first four fights in the Bahamas back in 1994, said hes never seen a fight er with the intestinal fortitude as Barr. A nd if that is any indication, coupled w ith the fact that he said Barr has never s topped training (even through his a dversities), then we could really look out for a great comeback. THE KING HONORED Over the years, we have heard so much about the contribution of King Eric Gibson, whether it was as an enter tainer, a golfer or a sailor. This coming weekend, however, Gibson is expected to receive some of the accolades that many felt have eluded him for so many years. Gibson, 75, will be recognised by a popular group of local businessmen in a two-day regatta that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6 in Montagu Bay. With some $40,000 in prizes, eight a Class and 11 B Class boats will sail in three races each as the sailing community join in and honor the veteran sportsman. Gibson said its an honour that hes appreciate, but its definitely one that he deserve, especially considering the fact that too many times, we wait until such icons are passed away before they are recognised. Hes getting his flowers while he is alive and those responsible such be commended for the gesture. Theres nobody want fitting the tribute than the King himself, Eric Gibson. OPINION Meacher Major back in action 400 AND COUNTING STUBBS
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Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day. 81F 104-81F 98-75F 98-76F 103-86F Low:78T ODAYTONIGHTSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY AL MANACH igh ..................................................93F/34C L ow ....................................................82F/28C N ormal high ......................................89F/31C N ormal low ........................................7F/24C L ast year's high ..................................88F/31C L ast year's low ..................................82F/28C As of 2 p.m. yesterday ..................................0.00" Year to date ................................................22.93" Normal year to date ....................................30.55" Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday Temperature Precipitation SU NANDMO ON TIDESFORNASSAU L ast N ewFirst Full Sep. 1Sep. 8Sep. 15Sep. 23S unrise . . . 6:49 a.m. S unset . . . 7:33 p.m. M oonrise . . 9:34 p.m. M oonset . . 10:01 a.m. Today S unday Monday T uesday H ighHt.(ft.LowHt.(ft. 9:42 a.m.3.03:32 a.m.0.6 9:54 p.m.2.83:58 p.m.0.9 10:21 a.m.3.04:06 a.m.0.7 10:30 p.m.2.64:39 p.m.1.0 11:03 a.m.2.94:42 a.m.0.7 11:12 p.m.2.55:24 p.m.1.2 1 1:51 a.m.2.95:23 a.m.0.9 ----6:16 p.m.1.3 Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 2:01 a.m.2.56:13 a.m.0.9 1 2:46 p.m.3.07:16 p.m.1.3 1:00 a.m.2.57:12 a.m.0.9 1:49 p.m.3.08:21 p.m.1.3 2:06 a.m.2.58:18 a.m.0.9 2:53 p.m.3.29:26 p.m.1.2 MARINEFORECAST W INDSWAVESVISIBILITYWATER TEMPS. A BACO ANDROS CAT ISLAND CROOKED ISLAND ELEUTHERA FREEPORT GREAT EXUMA GREAT INAGUA LONG ISLAND MAYAGUANA NASSAU SAN SALVADOR RAGGED ISLAND Today:NE at 7-14 Knots5-9 Feet5 Miles86F S unday:ENE at 10-20 Knots6-10 Feet10 Miles86F Today:E at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet5 Miles88F Sunday:ENE at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet6 Miles88FT oday:ENE at 7-14 Knots4-8 Feet10 Miles86F Sunday:ENE at 6-12 Knots4-7 Feet10 Miles86F Today:E at 7-14 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles85F Sunday:E at 7-14 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles85F Today:ENE at 7-14 Knots4-8 Feet10 Miles87F Sunday:ENE at 6-12 Knots4-7 Feet10 Miles87F Today:ENE at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet5 Miles87F Sunday:ENE at 10-20 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles87F Today:E at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet5 Miles87F Sunday:E at 7-14 Knots1-2 Feet10 Miles87F Today:E at 8-16 Knots3-5 Feet6 Miles86F Sunday:E at 8-16 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles86F Today:E at 8-16 Knots1-3 Feet5 Miles86F Sunday:E at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet3 Miles86F Today:E at 7-14 Knots6-10 Feet10 Miles86F Sunday:E at 6-12 Knots4-8 Feet10 Miles85F Today:ENE at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles87F Sunday:ENE at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles87F Today:E at 8-16 Knots2-4 Feet5 Miles86F Sunday:E at 8-16 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles86F Today:NE at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet5 Miles87F Sunday:ENE at 7-14 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles87F UV INDEXTODAYThe higher the AccuWeather UV IndexTMnumber, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.F orecasts and graphics provided by A ccuWeather, Inc. A ccuWeather.com E A R L E A R L DANIELLE D A N I E L L E 1 2 P M M o n 12 PM Tue 1 2 P M S u n 1 2 P M S a t E A R L 12 PM Sun 1 2 PM Sat DANIELLE A tlanta A t l a n t a Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C Kingston K i n g s t o n Highs: 89F/32C H i g h s : 8 9 F / 3 2 C Caracas C a r a c a s Highs: 90F/32C H i g h s : 9 0 F / 3 2 C Panama City P a n a m a C i t y Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C Limon L i m o n Highs: 89F/32C H i g h s : 8 9 F / 3 2 C Managua M a n a g u a Highs: 87F/31C H i g h s : 8 7 F / 3 1 C Cozumel C o z u m e l Highs: 90F/32C H i g h s : 9 0 F / 3 2 C Belize B e l i z e Highs: 91F/33C H i g h s : 9 1 F / 3 3 C Charlotte C h a r l o t t e Highs: 89F/32C H i g h s : 8 9 F / 3 2 C Charleston C h a r l e s t o n Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C Savannah S a v a n n a h H ighs: 90F/32C H i g h s : 9 0 F / 3 2 C Pensacola P e n s a c o l a H ighs: 85F/29C H i g h s : 8 5 F / 2 9 C Daytona Beach D a y t o n a B e a c h Highs: 89F/32C H i g h s : 8 9 F / 3 2 C Tampa T a m p a Highs: 93F/34C H i g h s : 9 3 F / 3 4 C Freeport F r e e p o r t Highs: 92F/33C H i g h s : 9 2 F / 3 3 C Miami M i a m i Highs: 91F/33C H i g h s : 9 1 F / 3 3 C Nassau N a s s a u Highs: 91F/33C H i g h s : 9 1 F / 3 3 C Havana H a v a n a Highs: 92F/33C H i g h s : 9 2 F / 3 3 C Santiago de Cuba S a n t i a g o d e C u b a Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C San Juan S a n J u a n Highs: 89F/32C H i g h s : 8 9 F / 3 2 C Santa S a n t a Domingo D o m i n g o Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C Trinidad T r i n i d a d Tobago T o b a g o Highs: 91F/33C H i g h s : 9 1 F / 3 3 C Port-au-Prince P o r t a u P r i n c e Highs: 95F/35C H i g h s : 9 5 F / 3 5 C Cape Hatteras C a p e H a t t e r a s Highs: 84F/29C H i g h s : 8 4 F / 2 9 C Aruba Curacao A r u b a C u r a c a o Highs: 92F/33C H i g h s : 9 2 F / 3 3 C Antigua A n t i g u a Highs: 89F/32C H i g h s : 8 9 F / 3 2 C Barbados B a r b a d o s Highs: 87F/31C H i g h s : 8 7 F / 3 1 C Bermuda B e r m u d a Highs: 89F/32C H i g h s : 8 9 F / 3 2 C A tlanta Highs: 88F/31C Kingston Highs: 89F/32C Caracas Highs: 90F/32C Panama City Highs: 88F/31C Limon Highs: 89F/32C Managua Highs: 87F/31C Cozumel Highs: 90F/32C Belize Highs: 91F/33C Charlotte Highs: 89F/32C Charleston Highs: 88F/31C Savannah H ighs: 90F/32C Pensacola H ighs: 85F/29C Daytona Beach Highs: 89F/32C Tampa Highs: 93F/34C Freeport Highs: 92F/33C Miami Highs: 91F/33C Nassau Highs: 91F/33C Havana Highs: 92F/33C Santiago de Cuba Highs: 88F/31C San Juan Highs: 89F/32C Santa Domingo Highs: 88F/31C Trinidad Tobago Highs: 91F/33C Port-au-Prince Highs: 95F/35C Cape Hatteras Highs: 84F/29C Aruba Curacao Highs: 92F/33C Antigua Highs: 89F/32C Barbados Highs: 87F/31C Bermuda Highs: 89F/32C INSURANCEMANAGMENTTRACKINGMAP Showers Warm Cold Stationary Rain T-storms Flurries Snow IceS hown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's highs and tonight's lows. N S EW E E E E W 8-16 knots N S EW S E 7-14 knots N S EW S E 6-12 knots N S EW S E 7-14 knots N S EW E E E E W 7-14 knots N S EW E E E E W 8 -16 knots N S EW E E E E W 8-16 knots N S EW E E E E W 7 -14 knots m um sustained winds of 45 miles per hour with higher gust. A s the tropical storm continues to develop, forecasters advise the public t o stay tuned for future alerts from the Department of Meteorology. Mr Neely said the Met Office is also m onitoring a system with a similar track as Hurricane Danielle, which last n ight was heading towards Bermuda. If the as yet unnamed system cont inues its present path, then the Bahamas will be spared, Mr Neely said. By early next week we will be able to give a more definitive answer on whether it will affect the Bahamas, he told The Tribune We are watching another area of l ow pressure behind Earl which has t he possibility of strengthening, b ecause of ocean and atmospheric fact ors. Some forecasters have this storm p rojecting further west, and if that happens then theres a possibility we can be affected by that one. But right now it's too early to tell, and by early next week or mid next week we should know. Weather models currently show the s ystem approaching a weakness in the s ubtropical ridge and should begin to t urn more west-northwest with a d ecrease in speed. Forecasters keep watchful eye on Tropical Storm Earl tially, I think the foreigners should be on the wait list." Another student, who scored just above 200 points on the entrance test, acknowledged that exam takers were warned of the school's limited space but feels all those who pass the test should be afforded the opportunity to study at the law school. He said he is now considering costly study options abroad so that he can accelerate his plans to begin practisi ng law. They need to make these things clear, they need to simp ly tell us what is the passing mark. If the minimum mark is 200 everyone who gets 200 should be accepted. I wouldp refer completing my Bar studies here at home because we have the facilities, we have very competent lawyers who a dminister the programme here and I don't see why I have t o go elsewhere because they deny me space in favour of a f oreigner," complained the law student. Degree M s Bastian explained that because the law school is not o perated by the Bahamian government but is an established law school of the Caribbean Council of Legal Edu-c ation, students from campuses of the University of the W est Indies (UWI studies, or LLB, are automatically accepted into the school. LLB holders from other accepted schools must sit an entrance exam and score 45 per cent of the total mark or 225 out of 500 points to pass. However, even if a student passes the exam they may not be accepted due to limited space. Ms Galanis said that acceptance offers are doled out from the h ighest mark to the lowest until the class is filled. A ccording to Ms Bastian, this year 28 UWI students w ere eligible for the school's programme leaving space for a nother dozen or so students. The school's registrar said that 1 3 students, all said to be Bahamian, who sat the exam in J uly have been accepted. Ms Bastian said a class of 40 is pushing the school's limits, which operates out of two classrooms at the College of the Bahamas' School of Hospitality and Management on Thompson Boulevard. She said the government pledged to construct a permanent building for the law school when its doors opened in 1998 but h ave not yet made good on their word. Law school applicants say they are losing out to foreign students Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff CRASHSCENE: A tourist reportedly lost control of his rental scooter yesterday afternoon and ran into a wall on East Bay Street. H e sustained injuries to his face and was taken to hospital. FROM page one FROM page one TOURISTINJUREDINBIKECRASH
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM B y ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A DOCUMENTARY created by the United A ssociation of Haitians in the Bahamas highlighting the experience of Haitians following the devastating January 12 earthquake is set to be aired for the first time in Nassau next week. The 45 minute film entitled Days and Beyond features testimonials and other insights into the conditions in which Haitians found themselves living and struggling to survive in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude quake. It illustrates the fact that despite the massive humanitarian e fforts and pledges of support internationally for Haiti and those living there in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, c onditions are still dire and financial and material assistance are still required to improve the daily plight of much of the population. Robert Dieudonne of the Nassau-based United Association of Haitians in the Bahamas (UAHB making of the film, said: I was inspired by conversations among the Diaspora and spectators in world, where when you heard people speak about Haiti 100 days on, people were saying, Haiti should be okay, with all the money they received. Even with friends and families they were saying that, because of the billions raised in Haitis name. I was like, weve got to go down and show them nothings happened and that people still need help. Mr Dieudonne said that in the film, which will be shown at the Galleria movie theatre at 8pm on September 2, and made available on DVD, audiences will see the reality of a postearthquake Haiti. They will see that after 100 days there are persons still living in tents, they will see some persons still not getting enough food, who are still desolate, people who dont want to leave hospital because they dont even have a tent to go to. They will also see the resiliency of Haitian people, laughing and smiling as they are waiting on a new prosthetic leg to replace their amputated limb. Thanking God despite losing their family, said Mr Dieudonne. The documentary is just one of the ways in which the UAHB has sought to address the plight of Haitians after the earthquake. UAHB also set up the Haiti Direct Aid Programme which seeks to ensure that cash and other much needed items were sent directly into the hands of those who needed them most. The organisation is still working to identify individuals who would benefit from such donations, putting Bahamas residents who wish to help in touch with those who need it. Part of the purpose of the film is to provide evidence of how the donations made to Haiti Direct Aid have been used to benefit people on the ground in the impoverished country. Pastor Antoine St Louis, president of UAHB, said in a statement on the film: The Haiti Direct Aid programme has proven to be one of the most effective programmes up to date in responding to assist the earthquake victims. Yet there is much more we can do. As the song goes by Kirk Franklin and Friends, Is there anybody out there listening? Is there anybody out there know my name?. Let us continue to respond by saying, yes we hear your cries and your pain. But we are here and we care. May this documentary film ignite your commitment just as we are continuing to assist those individuals in need in Haiti! 100 days and beyond DOCUMENTARY: HAITIANDTHEEARTHQUAKEAFTERMATH B attered church. (Photos courtesy of the United Association of Haitians Collapsed building. Day to day life. Housing tents. D ay in the life. ICU tent. Mobile dispatch. Outskirts of village. Rubble. Ruined village. Still standing.