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 Judge clears way for mur der trial C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.237SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER PARTLY SUNNY A ND T-STORM HIGH 91F LOW 78F I N S I D E SEE PAGETWELVE S P O R T S Fully trained butlers return to resort SEE PAGE9 Student athletes recruited Senior Justice refuses bid to ha ve remaining allegations againstF arrington dismissed The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELP WANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E Tim Clarke /Tribune staff CONVICTEDKILLER: Cordell Farrington, who is serving a life sentence for a 2003 slaying, is pictured being esscorted from court yesterday. B y NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A JUDGE yesterday refused an application to have the remaining murder charges against convicted killer Cordell Farrington quashed. Farrington, 43, is serving a life sentence for the 2003 slaying of his live-in friend Jamaal Robins, 22. He is also charged in the murders of four young boys who disappeared on Grand Bahama in 2003, although he has not stood trial in relation to those offences. Following a closed court hearing before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs yesterday Farringtons attorney Romona Farquharson who had filed the application on his behalf spoke briefly with reporters, indicating that the judge had not acceded to the r equest. We had made an applic ation for the court to quash the remaining indictments because there has been ad elay of some six years and 11 months to bring these cases to trial. We made an application that there was a breach of his constitutional rights pursuant to the article to quash the indictments and stay any further proceedings. Senior Justice Isaacs did not accede to my applica tion, however, it still worked out in that he has ordered a fixture hearing in that the matters have been brought to the forefront. So there will be some determination as to how these matters will By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com GUN-TOTING vandals have caused thousands of dollars worth of damage at the Bahamas National Trusts Bonefish Pond National Park. Plexiglass, wood and metal welcome signs at the entrance to the 1,200 acre coastal wetland park off Cowpen Road have all been used for target practice. Trust Executive Director Eric Carey said the damage will cost the Trust hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in labour and materials to repair. We are welcoming people and this is what they are met with, Mr Carey said, gesturing at the shattered signs riddled with bullet holes. Its very discouraging to raise money for this infrastruc ture for people to enjoy and then these idiots commit this vandalism. Fortunately this is the only damage that we have noticed, and we are hoping its not something people will repeat, or that it will start a trend. The Bahamas National Trust (BNT farmers and residents in the area to look out for vandals, and said the Trust would reward informants leading to capture of the culprits. Shotgun shells found at the site were turned over to police for fingerprints to be dusted from the casings, and police have VANDALS STRIKEAT TRUST BONEFISH POND NATIONAL PARK SIGNOFTHETIMES: Bahamas National Trust executive director Eric Carey and the shot-up sign at Bonefish Pond National Park. By NOELLE NICOLLS T ribune Staff Reporter n firstname.lastname@example.org P RISON officials are l ooking for a major change t o the administration of juvenile reform schools in the country that would require a new policy decision by government. Superintendent Dr Elliston Rahming, director of the Proposal set to rework juvenile reform By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com ANOTHER employee at Success Training College has come forward claiming the institution owes her outstanding salary payments. The teacher, who did not want to be named, told The Tribune she has not been paid for teaching a class for a full semester earlier this year at the school's main campus on Bernard Road. She further claimed that every time she contacts admin istration about the delay, she is assured the payment would be forthcoming in one or two days, but this promise is nev er kept. "Every day or every other day I call. Some days they say (the schools CEO they say he is on his way but I have not gotten paid or got ten any sensible reason. They just giving me the run around and I have bills to pay," said the teacher. She said she is now grappling with late mortgage pay ments, her children's school expenses and costly car repairs, all because money she had counted on never materialised. "My kids go to private school, I was banking on that money to get my kids ready for school, I had to get my car fixed for $400, I have a mortgage payment I am behind on it's very strenuous. I work and I should expect to be paid," said the frustrated teacher. Another Success Training College teacher complains of non-payment SEE page seven SEE page seven S EE page seven SEE page seven
MENTAL illness continues to be a misunderstoodp henomenon in the B ahamas, according to a leading expert. Dr Nelson Clark, chief p sychiatrist at the Sandi lands Rehabilitation Centre, said: Many of the old myths about mental illness are stillb eing upheld in our com munity, and there continues to be a lack of information being disseminated to thep ublic. In particular, he said, members of the public tendt o lack knowledge about the c onnection between mental illness and other health conditions. The Secretary General for World Federation for Mental Health has said: The bottom line is that mental illnesses occur with chronic mental conditions in many patients, causing significant role impairment, work loss and work cutback. They also worsen prognosis for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other chronic illnesses. Many factors point to reasons that mental illnesses are not adequately addressed in this context. With this in mind, Sandi lands will celebrate World Mental Health Day on Fri day, October 8 under the theme, Mental health and long term illness: the need for continued and integrated care. The celebration will include an informative ment al health fair at the Church of God Convention Centre on Joe Farrington Road. The event will focus on the notion of integration of care with particular empha sis on the connection between mental health disorders and long term illnesses. D r Clarke said Sandilands has taken the need for inte gration very seriously, both within the centre and in conjunction with outside medical facilities. He pointed out that the Sandilands has invited the Crisis Centre, the Christian Counselling Centre, the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, the Bahamas Heart Association, the Bahamas Diabetic Associa tion and the HIV/AIDS Centre to participate in the fair. Dr Clarke said: It is important for relatives and caregivers to understand the need for screening and treatment of mental illness when it occurs with a medical ill ness. Failure to treat the emotional symptoms of any medical illness prevents a favorable prognosis. He gave the example of a patient who has been diag nosed with cancer and as a result suffers depression. The patient may be referred to an oncologist but is not referred to a psychol ogist, he said. Only the physical symptoms are addressed and the patient is left to suffer the depressiono n their own. The presence o f mental illness with long term illnesses impairs selfcare and adherence to treat-m ent regimens and causes increased mortality. Sandilands wants to use the fair to send a clear mes s age that local mental health professionals are equipped and ready to pro vide timely intervention and a ppropriate care. We have appropriate interventions to addresst hese problems, reducing the b urden on peoples lives and the economic and social burdens on society. The misfor tune is that they are not being implemented, said the centre in a statement. It said health professionals are aware of the reluctance on the part of many to seek mental health care for their significant others, but believe a mental health fair is an innocent medium that can attract attendees without prejudice. The statement pointed out that mental illnesses do not discriminate according to age, culture, race or gender. The goal of World Mental Health Day is to emphasise the critical need to give mental health issues a high er level of importance. Accordingly, the days events will promote open discussions and encourage more investment in preven tion and treatment services. Yesterday, Sandilands issued a public appeal which said: In planning to per sonally attend, accompanying your colleagues, guiding your students and encour aging loved ones to visit the mental health fair, Bahamians interest in mental health, as well as the need for integration will be heightened and stimulated. The first step to removing the stigma from mental illness is for you is to support the mental health fair. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPOR TS SECTION Local News......................P1,2,3,5,6,7,11,12 Editorial/Letters........................................P4 Comics......................................................P8 Sports..................................................P9,10 CLASSIFIED SECTION 28 PAGES USA TODA Y WEEKENDER 12 P AGES DETAINED: Cubans were picked up in Bahamian waters by a United States Coast Guard cutter. Eleven Cuban immigrants are being detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre after they were picked up in Bahamian waters by a United States Coast Guard cutter. The USCG cutter Swordfish was on patrol with a Royal Bahamas Defence Force rider onboard when it apprehended the Cuban Nationals (eight men and three women the western Bahamas on Tuesday. The immigrants were picked up off Elbow Cay in the Cay Sal Bank area just after 2pm. They were taken to Freeport, Grand Bahama, where they were received by Immigration officials and later transported to Nassau aboard two Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft. The vessels arrived in the capital shortly after 8pm on Thursday night, and the Cubans were handed over to Immigration officials for further processing. In a statement issued yesterday, the Defence Force said: The USCG Swordfish was operating in accordance with the Ship Riders agreement between the government of the Bahamas and the United States of America. This bi-lateral agreement permits Coast Guard vessels with Defence Force ship riders (personnel operations in Bahamian waters. USCG CUTTER APPREHENDS CUBAN NATIONALS A 25-year-old man charged in connection with the seizure of 92 pounds ofm arijuana was arraigned in a M agistrates Court yester day. Jason Major of Mars Bay, S outh Andros, was a rraigned before Magistrate Carolita Bethell in Court 8, Bank Lane, yesterday, charged with possession of marijuana with intent tos upply. It is alleged that on Thursday, April 29, Majorw as found in possession of a quantity of marijuana with the intent to supply. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remand ed to Her Majestys Prison. Major is expected back inc ourt on September 7 for a bail hearing. Majors co-accused Zhivargo Evans was arraigned back in May and was granted bail. The two men are expected to stand trial on November 1. Man charged over marijuana seizur e Mental illness misunderstood in the Bahamas T EAM EFFORT: S taff nurse Farrington, trained clinical nurse Shantell Bryant, staff Diandra King, Jadetra Ingraham, nursing officer Brenda Smith, staff nurse Deandrea Bethel, nursing officer Pamela Williams and Sheral Armbrister. Missing is Betsy Duvalier It is important for relatives and caregivers to understand the need for scr een ing and tr eatment of mental illness when it occurs with a medical illness. Shar e your news T he Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their eighbourhoods.P erhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the areao r have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.
T HE Tara Xavier Hepb urn Foundation, in keeping with its mandate to provide educational opportunities tod eserving young Bahamians, has announced the award of two full scholarships as a parto f its Scholarship Programme f or the academic years 2010 2013. T he 2010 Tara Xavier H epburn Scholars are Jessi ca Marc, a graduate of L. W. Young Junior High HighS chool, who will be entering t he 10th Grade at St. Annes School, and Hilisia Major, a graduate of S. C. McPherson Junior High School, who will be entering the 10th Grade at St. Johns College. T his brings the total number of Scholarships awarded by The Foundation since the founding of its Scholarship P rogramme in 2007 to twelve. Jessica Marc is the daugh ter of Deulifaithe Marc and J eancillia Mervil. Hilisia is the daughter of Ms. Rene Major. Studies The other Tara Xavier Hepburn Scholars who are presently pursuing high schools tudies are 2008 recipients Cameron Newry, Veronica Bonimy and Javon Rolle, who will be entering the 12th Grade at St. Johns College, and 2009 recipients Kristiza Storr and Simone Rolle who will be entering the 11th Grade at St. Johns Collegeand Rikki Barry who will be entering the 11th Grade at St. Annes School. The first four Tara Xavier Hepburn Scholars, Sanay Collie, Earlison Curry, Colbert Newry and Brianna Smith, have all successfully completed their high school educa tion. The Tara Xavier Hepburn Foundation was launched on December 29, 2006 to celebrate the life of an exceptional young Bahamian. The Foundation is dedicat ed to the holistic development of young people by empow ering them to achieve a positive sense of self and to realizetheir full potential as productive, responsible and contributing citizens. A key goal of The Foundation is to encourage young Bahamians to take maximum responsibility for improving themselves. The Tara Xavier Hepburn Scholarship is open to graduates of Bahamas Government Junior High Schools and students of St. Johns College and St. Annes School who have successfully completed grade 9. The Scholarship is tenable at St. Johns College and St. Annes School. In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must be nominated by their school, attain at least a 3.0 G.P.A., have demonstrated leadership ability and/or community involvement, be of good moral character and suc cessfully pass a minimum of f ive BJC subjects, which must i nclude English and Mathe matics with grade C or better. Applicants also may be r equired to attend an inter view. The Tara Xavier Hepburn Scholarship covers fullt uition and the cost of books. The Foundation extended its sincere congratulations tot his years recipients on being chosen as a part of this years Scholarship exercise. The Tara Xavier Hepburn Foundation Scholarship is m ade possible by the gene rosity of many donors, including Graham, Thompson & Co., Lyndhurst Investm ents, Richard Campbell Limited and Dr. Livingston Marshall who have madea nnual contributions to The Foundation since its inception, and The Anglican Cen t ral Education Authority that continues to support the investment in the youth of the nation through the work of The Foundation. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org THE Bahamian Contractors' Association fears that a national training programme needed to certify construction workers for employment on t he Baha Mar development will be impeded by inadequate funding. The organisation is calling for a tangible commitment from the developers before work begins on the $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment to f und the training programme a joint v enture of the association and trade s chool BTVI. While they (Baha Mar be genuinely interested in both the short and long term success of the project and the country, they have informed us that presently there is no funding allocated for any training of construction personnel," according to the BCA's position paper on the project, which was recently given to gov-e rnment and the developers. "We find the fact that a $2.6 billion project is proceeding with no training programme, or responsibility for one, incomprehensible. They have assuredu s that under their Heads of Agreement (with the government apparently no stipulation for this critic al and necessary component," said the BCA, in part. A s a non-profit organisation that operates primarily on membership dues, the BCA cannot fund the initiative at BTVI, an institution that relies o n government subsidies. So far, nearly 500 tradesmen and contractors have registered for enrolment at BTVI'st raining programme. "One of the possibilities we have discussed with Baha Mar is collecting a percentage of every contract awarded to be allocated for the training of Bahamian workers." T he Baha Mar project has yet to be formally approved by government. A labour resolution on the thousands of work permits the developers are seeking in Chinese labour will be brought toP arliament next week. The peak period for Baha Mar's construction is between month 24 and m onth 36 of the project, and at that time there also will be more than 2,500B ahamian construction workers employed. Total employment at the peak of the project will be close to 7,500 foreign a nd Bahamian workers. The China Export-Import Bank and China State Construction are Baha Mar's financ-i ng and equity/project manager partners. Funding fears over Baha Mar construction training THE Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas yesterday announced that the initial assessment of the damage caused by thieves to 1540AMs transmission facilities suggests restoration of the signal is expected to take around 30 days. The corporation has therefore decided to discontinue operation of 104.5FM for the time being and provide 1540AMs signal on 104.5FM beginning at 6am on Monday. Programming on 107FM will remain unchanged. Police are actively investigating the theft of copper from the Broadcasting Corporations South Beach transmitter site that disrupted the national radio station 1540AM transmission shortly after 10am on Thursday. The broad daylight robbery occurred when two men in a truck reportedly with BEC markings pulled up and advised the security officer on duty that they were there to check the transformer. Immediately upon the departure of the vehicle, the station went off air. It was discovered that copper bands around the tuning huts had been removed. The stolen copper links the tuning huts to the transmission tower. The police were immediately contacted and are investigating. This is the third theft of copper from the South Beach site since 2006. Each time, transmission of the 1540AM signal to the Family Islands has been disrupted. Three persons were charged and convicted in connection with the last theft. In a statement issued yesterday, the Broadcasting Corporation said: Management again takes this opportunity to apologise for the break in 1540AMs transmission and advises its loyal listeners in the Family Islanders that they continue to enjoy 1540AM programming on Channel 40 on the Cable network and wishes to assure listeners that everything possible is being done to restore normal service as speedily as possible. Signal restoration likely to take 30 days MIAMI A federal appellate court has upheld a Florida law that prohibits funding for academic and research travel to nations that are considered "sponsors of terrorism," according to Associated Press The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Tuesday that the state law does not conflict with federal control over foreign policy. Professors at several state universities filed a lawsuit against the state in 2008. A federal judge in Miami ruled that the law was unconstitutional. State Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, who supported the 2006 legislation, said the appellate court's decision was a victory for Florida taxpayers who do not want their money going to countries like Cuba. University of Florida professor Carmen Diana Deere, a plaintiff in the original suit, said the law is a barrier to all lev els of research. US L A W BANNING CUBA TRAVEL, RESEARCH UPHELD Tara Xavier Hepburn Foundation announces its 2010 scholars JESSICA M ARC HILISIAMAJOR
EDITOR, The Tribune. Sometime ago while g oing to the office, I stopped a t the gate for the newspap er, opened it and was accosted by this blaringh eadline, Branville lacking C abinet support and followed by the comment that his only followers were not Party supporters, thus giving the impression that he didn't have a chance if he opposed Hubert Ingraham a s party Leader. I smiled because this is n ot what I have been told. A good portion of the C abinet is just waiting for t he opportunity to rid themselves of Hubert, but because they are beholden to him for their daily bread there is reluctance to be public about it. And this makes sense. T he people vote them into Parliament and pay them $28,000 (or thereabouts w hich makes them beholden t o the people. And then c omes the Prime Minister (whoever he may beu sing the people's money p ays them $ 60,000 (or thereabouts), with the option of firing them at am inute's notice, which makes them beholden to him. But I have learned from b eing in politics for virtually a ll my life not to believe all you read in the papers orh ear in the bar rooms, list en to what is said in the meetings held in the dark halls or the back rooms hid den away from the publice ye. I am told that some of those who the Prime Minister may think are beholden to him have already been bought. All I can say is that this w ill be an interesting one! G ood reading, eh? Intere sting to say the least. All facts. But, like the computer, garbage in; garbage out. Whether Branville McCartney has the support of Cabinet or not has no relevance if there is a leadership contest. This whole sordid affair, especially the spin reporters put on it, pricked my curiosity and so I dug out my FNM Constitution. Believe it or not, I did not see the word Cabinet Min ister mentioned in it once! The choice of the FNM Leader (and as such a possib le Prime Minister) is not made by the Cabinet, the Parliamentarians, or the C ouncil. T he choice of the Leader is the sole preroga tive of the FNM in Convention where everyone t here has one vote, be h e/she a Member of Parlia m ent or a simple delegate. Under the head Convention, section 49 it says The Convention shall consist of the Parliamentary Members, National Officers, Members of the Central Council, and not less than three nor more than seven delegates from each Cons tituency Association. A mong other things sec t ion 50 of the Constitution states that the Conventions hall be the ultimate author i ty of the Party and section (e says the Convention isr esponsible for the Elec tion of officers of the Party. The Leader is at the top of the list of Party Offi c ers elected. Nowhere does the positions of Leader Elect or Deputy LeaderE lect appear. T hat, my friends is parts of the FNM Constitution. And now how does all this affect the selection oft he Prime Minister? To answer this question we turn to the Constitution of theB ahamas, which in Chapter VI, section 73 (1 Whenever there shall be occasion for the appoint m ent of a Prime Minister, t he Governor-General shall appoint as Prime Minister.(a H ouse of Assembly who is t he Leader of the party which commands the sup port of the majority of the members of that House Unlike the British Parliament where the person w ho commands the support of the majority of memb ers becomes the Prime M inister, in the Bahamas t he Leader of the p arty which commands the m ajority in the House b ecomes Prime Minister. Which refers to the party, not the person. It is said that it was worded like that because Sir Lynden felt more comfortable with his party than he did with his p arliamentarians. A nd there's the rub. I ngraham was the Leader o f the FNM throughout the e lection of 2002 and would h ave been asked to form the Government if the FNM had been elected the majority. The positions of Leader Elect and Deputy Leader elect did not exist i n either the FNM constitution or, more importantly, in the Bahamian Constitut ion! T he posts that Tommy T urnquest and Dion Foulkes held did not exist. Itw as a sham! Ingraham made p eople believe he was not going for a third term, but positioned himself to bea ppointed for a third term if the FNM had won. Remember, the GovernorGeneral shall appoint the L eader of the Party which c ommands the majority. And Ingraham was theL eader. T he thing that amazes me is that leading lawyers in the FNM knew this was a sham, but went along with it. S o there it is folks, the facts. I have just received some rather interesting and dis turbing information about the organization known as the Government-Bay street P artnership. I will soon write about t hat! Those revelations may blow your socks off! PIERRE DUPUCH Nassau, Septembe 2, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 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 Freeport fax: (242 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm WASHINGTON (AP prime minister and the Palestinian presid ent have set off on a yearlong peace journ ey, taking to a well-trod road that has l ed only to failure for nearly two decades. Even so, the negotiating chess board is a rranged differently this time around. First, the Shiite Muslim theocracy in Iran has become not only an open threatt o Israel but a subtle and growing worry f or some of the Jewish state's Sunni Arab neighbours. There's a common enemy among interested parties. P erhaps as important, there is a large ly new cast of characters at these talks. Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, h as been a hard-liner, arguing that Israel cannot maintain its security under any agreement the Palestinians would accept. B ut as a hard-liner much as President Richard Nixon was a bone-deep anti-com munist when he made the U.S. opening to China four decades ago Netanyahu m ay have the credibility among the Israeli right to make a deal. For his part, Mahmoud Abbas, the P alestinian president, is in a politically life-threatening struggle to sustain his pow er against the radical Hamas faction. H amas won elections and kicked Abbas' moderate Fatah organization out of the Gaza Strip, engendering a vast schism among Palestinians. Winning guaranteeds tatehood for the Palestinians if the deal is right could hand Abbas a major political victory. B eyond that, President Barack Obama he made the latest talks a virtual command performance has invested major political capital. He barely knewh is way around the White House in early 2009 when he said Middle East peace was a top priority. In his very first days in o ffice, Obama appointed George Mitchell to serve as his man in the Middle East. Mitchell carries enormous credibility as a negotiator, having played a key role in b ringing Protestants and Catholics into a power-sharing agreement in Northern Ireland. However, Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks with Mitchell shuttling between the sides went nowhere this summer. In the midst of a hugely difficult economic and political season at home, Obama needs some good news. Even movement toward Israeli-Palestinian peace would serve him well. None of that, of course, guarantees success for this outing, which calls for an agreement within one year. Even the White House and State D epartment are keeping expectations low o ut of historical prudence. S tretching back 19 years, the search for peace has lurched across the globe with l ocations that recall the hopes and frustrations of previous efforts Madrid, Oslo, Washington, Wye River, Md., CampD avid, Annapolis, Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, a nd others. The search for peace between Israel and the Palestinians even produced its own vocabulary: "shuttle diplomacy," 'peace process," ''framework," ''two-state solution," ''road map," ''window of opportunity." T wo of those terms "two-state solu tion" and "framework" are floating yet again. They reiterated their common goal of two states for two peoples," Mitchell said in a briefing after the first round of talks at the State Department on Thursday. "The p arties agreed that a logical next step would be to begin working on achieving a framework agreement for permanent sta-t us." The latest negotiations are in grave danger, however. Both sides agreed to as econd round of talks Sept. 14-15 with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitchell present. But just a few days later, Israel's limited ban on building set-t lements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem is set to expire. Abbas has said he would walk away f rom the talks if Netanyahu does not extend the moratorium. The Israeli leader, even should he want to continue the ban, is under heavy pressure inside his conser v ative Likud Party to free settlers to start building again. Such construction is a deal-breaker, Abbas has declared, becausei t is taking away land the Palestinians envision for their state. As a practical matter, all the issues confronting Netanyahu and Abbas have been t horoughly aired many times in many negotiations all of which failed, sometimes with an agreement tantalizingly close. Yet the differences this time, even though the last talks took place less than two years ago, offer glimmers of hope a cool optimism that remains largely dependent on the risks Obama, Netanyahu and Abbas are willing to take. This article was written by Steven R. 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As a frequent 6 am commuter in the Cable Beach area one can't help but notice the many joggers and walkers using the road instead of the sidewalks and foot paths and yes, before you squeal, I know why you do it. However the question begs which is least painful, a twisted ankle or skinned knees and elbows from running on an uneven surface, sidewalk, or full contact with a vehicle moving at 30 mph? After another near miss yesterday morning it is my observation that while some joggers wear reflective vests, arm and head bands the majority do not, preferring instead dark coloured t-shirts, sweat pants or track suits. If you must run or walk in the road, please show some consideration for the vehicle drivers, who can't use the sidewalks, by wearing reflective clothing/gear, before one of you is tragically killed or seriously injured and the driver unfairly charged with killing or maiming in the course of dangerous driving. The authorities will never believe that we couldn't see a dark person around the corner wearing dark clothes against a background of a dark road and trees. As the saying goes, life's a two-way street, so do your part and jog responsibly. IAN MABON Nassau, September 2, 2010. If you jog, do so responsibly
By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter a firstname.lastname@example.org E L EUTHERA residents plagued by six weeks of regular power outages were yest erday forced to endure what was estimated to be between14 to 18 hours of electricity a nd water supply disruption after distribution lines run-n ing along the Glass Window bridge were damaged by bad weather. Residents and businesses reported power going out on Wednesday evening. I t was restored about 11am o n Thursday. The water supply was said t o have been cut at around the same time, and not r estored until after the power returned. Bahamas Electricity Gen eral Manager Kevin Basdens aid the power cut was longer than it could have been because the inclement weath e r in the area of the Glass Window bridge in mainlandE leuthera, which had damaged the electricity pole and water pipeline causing the cuts, continued to be too poor to allow workmen to safelya ddress the problem until the following morning. The utility disruptions come after weeks of power problems in mainland Eleuthera and Harbour Island, which have left residents, business operators and tourists deeply frustrated. Unlike yesterdays extended disruption, these almost daily cuts of anywhere from one to several hours at a time have been attributed to systemic generation and transmission problems on behalf of BEC. Yesterday MP for North Eleuthera Alvin Smith saidthat during each of his last five weekly visits to the area, there has been a power out age and he continues to receive daily calls of complaints from constituents. Its unacceptable, said the MP. Eleuthera has suffered with power issues for a long time, but Ive never seen anything like this. Addressing locals complaints about a lack of communication from the utility corporation about when scheduled cuts will take place and what is being done to address the continuing prob lems, Mr Smith added that this aspect of the situation is particularly troubling. In that respect BEC has been disrespectful and insensitive, he said. Yesterday a man identifying himself as an avidb oater contacted T he Tri bune expressing his concern that the continuing power problems will take a toll ona ttendance at the Harbour Island regatta in October, claiming that the impact is already clear from less rapid bookings at popular hotels and resorts. A source at the Valentines R esort and Marina in Harbour Island told The Tribune that bookings have been slower than usual. Compensate We usually wouldve been full by now, he said, adding that the electricity woes have seen the resort recently have to compensate a number of boaters in particular whose equipment has been damaged by the inconsistent power supply. At the Pink Sands hotel, an employee said that there have been nibbles from potential guests for the regatta weekend, with inquiries regarding rates, but no uptake yet. Its early days yet though, said the hopeful hotel source. Other hotels reported good bookings but nonetheless expressed concern about the ongoing impact on tourism of the power problems, which have left many local businesses unable to operate. Yesterday Mr Smith and Mr Basden differed on what they said was the source of the consistent problems. Mr Smith accused BEC of being quite confused about the cause of the problem, which he suggested was related to the transmission rather than the generation of power. Meanwhile, Mr Basden said transmission is no longer an issue, but rather continuing efforts to bring online the new Hatchet Bay power station. Asked how soon Eleutherans and visitors could see relief from the power prob l ems, Mr Basden said he could not give a specific date and time but hoped it would be sorted in short order. H e claimed that in most instances residents would have been advised when a scheduled cut was to take place, but admitted that overall there had been communi cation deficiencies between B EC and the general public regarding the power situation. However, in contrast to reports from numerous resi dents, he said that these have been improved upon remarkably in the last few weeks. Mr Smith yesterday advised that people should exercise caution in the area of the Glass Window bridge as a portion of a wooden railing was damaged when the elec tricity pole fell on Wednes day evening. By REUBEN SHEARER Tribune Staff Reporter r email@example.com NEARLY 350 students from the Pinders Point, Lewis Yard and Hunters areas in Grand Bahama received backpacks filled w ith school supplies donated b y the BORCO Foundation the oil refining companys philanthropic arm. T he giveaway was part of the companys efforts to meet the needs of the islands students by ensuring that they return to school with the basics. We know what the economy was like and we figured that the assistance was what they needed, said Patrice Stubbs, public relations and corporate affairs officer at BORCO. The donation consisted of $3,000 worth of books, pen c ils, rulers, geometry sets and crayons. According to Ms Stubbs, the distribution took place at the YMTA building in Hunters between 12noon and 3pm on Wednesday. Petroleum BORCO provides storage of petroleum products for a number of international clients with a present capac ity of 21.4 million barrels. BORCO also offers blending, transshipment and b unkering services. The BORCO Foundation was established in 2010 to support the local community and invest in the development of Grand Bahamas human resources. 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A town meeting will be held in Pinewood Gardens to encourage residents to partner with the areas Urban Renewal Office in an effort to fight and prevent crime. The meeting will be held on Monday at 7pm at the Pinewood Park on Pinewood Drive. Organisers of the town meeting said they believe that by working together they can help to build a better and more unified community. Please contact the Pinewood Urban Renewal centre for more information. Pinewood Gar dens town meeting on crime CHEQUES totalling $32,000, the proceeds f rom the 12th Annual Atlantic Medical Fun Walk, were recently handed over to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas and the Diabetic Association of the Bahamas by Atlantic Medical Insurance. Lynda Gibson, Atlantic Medicals executive vice-president and general manager, said: Its not just a fun walk. To us, its a representation of Atlantic Medicals commitment and support of t he Cancer Society of the Bahamas and the Bahamas Diabetic Association. These cheques represent our ongoing investment in the health of our Bahamas. The annual walk, which has been one of the main events on the social calendar for more than a decade, has attracted in excess of 14,000 walkers, many of them repeat walkers. Additionally, over $200,000 has been donated to bothc harities since 2004. According to the Ms Gibson, much planning and organisation goes into our walks each year, because we want the participants to enjoy themselves and also to encourage others to participate, hence making it bigger and more succ essful. She explained that as a health insurer Atlantic Medical is all too aware of the devastating effects cancer and diabetes have financially, emotionally and physically on those who suffer from these diseases as well as their families. We are very concerned about the high incidences of these diseases, thus our continued efforts to donate funds that go towards educati ng the public on preventative measures which auger well with our healthy lifestyles mandate, Ms Gibson said. Sue Roberts, founding president of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, said: We are very grateful to Atlantic Medical for once again showing this kind act by providing us with a cheque from its fun walk. This years cheque will be used towards the Cancer Caring Centre wherew e take care of patients from the Family Islands. Ms Roberts also spoke of the importance of t he centre. At the Cancer Caring Centre we provide 24-hour care and transportation free of charge for our Family Island cancer patients, therefore these funds come in very handy for the upkeep of that centre. This gift also comes in handy for ongoing education on breast cancer. The support from Atlantic Medical has been amazing over the years. Eugene Thurston, president of Bahamas Diab etic Association was also on hand to collect the cheque for his organisation. I am very pleased to receive these funds on behalf of Bahamas Diabetic Association. I have no doubt this will go a long way as we continue our new programme on preventing diabetes, he said. Ms Gibson re-affirmed Atlantic Medicals commitment to these charities and anticipatesb igger and better fun walks in both Nassau and Freeport in 2011. Cheques totalling $32,000 presented to Cancer Society, Diabetic Association Eleuthera residents endure up to 18 hours of electricity and water supply disruption Its unacceptable. Eleuthera has suffered with power issues for a long time, but Ive never seen any thing like this. A lvin Smith BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA Students receive backpacks filled with supplies donated by BORCO HELPINGOUT: From left at the presentation: Sue Roberts, founding president of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas; Lynda Gibson, executive vice-president and general manager of Atlantic Medical Insurance, and Eugene Thurston, president of the Bahamas Diabetic Association.
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 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, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010Theme: As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Pastor Henry Whyte/Bro. Franklyn Bethel 1 1:00 a.m. Rev. Manette Poitier/Bro. Andre Bethel (HC 7:00 p.m. Sis. Rosemary Williams/Board of Mens & Womens Ministry CARLTON BOSFIELD AS part of its efforts to sustain electricity reliability on the island, the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC of technical services. A fter serving in various senior capacities in the GBPC for 35 years, C arlton Bosfield has now been a ppointed director of technical serv ices. In his new position, Mr Bosfield is charged with leading a team of project managers and engineers in the implementation of preventative maintenance programmes, establishing technical policies, procedures and regulations, and providing expertise for the evaluation and addition to new generating facilities. Carltons move into this new position is critical at this time in our development, said Alan Kelley, president and CEO of GBPC. Aggressive We have embarked upon an aggressive plan to sustain electricityr eliability and are exploring new generating systems. In addition, we want to ensure that we have a robust equipment maintenance programme which will enable us to minimise costs and maximise equipment efficiency. He will play a leadr ole in this effort. Prior to his move, Mr Bosfield s erved as director of environmental h ealth, safety and security for seven y ears. He also held other senior positions including shift engineer; plant operations manager; total quality control coordinator and project manager; planning and scheduling manager, and Y2K transition team manager. Currently a doctoral candidate with the University of Phoenix, Mr Bosfield has a MBA with the University of Miami and a Bachelors of Scienced egree in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University. H e was also awarded a full Electrical E ngineering Technological certificate f rom the City and Guilds of London Institute in 1985 and is a registered electrical incorporated engineer with the Engineering Society and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers, London. Efforts continue to sustain electricity reliability GOVERNOR-General of the Bahamas Sir ArthurF oulkes was the guest of honour at a mess dinner held in the wardroom of theR oyal Bahamas Defence F orce Coral Harbour Base on Friday, August 27. H osted by the Command er of the Defence Force, Commodore Roderick B owe, senior officers and other RBDF officers of the, S ir Arthur was accompanied b y his wife, Lady Joann Foulkes. Both said they were delighted to be in the m idst of the officers, dining and sharing stories with t hose in attendance. T he Governor-General spoke passionately about t he need to guard the B ahamas heritage, and also commended CommodoreB owe, the officers and m arines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for their continued outstanding service to the country. The Governor-General dines with Defence Force officers T HANKFUL: T he Waverunners team stand with Our Lucaya rep resentatives (left to right L evarity; Peter Farquharson; Joanna Evans; Michael Weber, general manager of Our Lucaya; Veronica Clarke, resort manager of Our Lucaya; Maya Albury, Dustin Tynes, Taryn Smith, Coach Andy Loveitt and Shan non Albury. n Photo: Robbin Whachell MEMBERS of the Bahamas National SwimT eam in Freeport have expressed their thanks to the Radisson Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort forb eing allowed to use the p ropertys lap pool for the month of August. The team had been disp laced by the YMCA and had no where to train before the resort stepped in and made the offer. A s a result, these elite swimmers, formerly of the YMCA WaveRunners Club, were able to contin u e their training under the guidance of a new coach, Andy Loveitt, and a chieved success in the B ASRA Swim Marathon h eld August 21. Dustin Tynes placed first overall in the mens cate gory and Maya Albury first overall in the womens category, with Taryn Smith finishing second and Joan na Evans third. Peter Farquharson finished first in the age group male 21 and under, and Shannon Albury finished first in the age group female 12 and under. SWIM TEAM THANKS RESORT FOR USE OF LAP POOL Grand Bahama Power Company appoints new director of technical services M ESSDINNER: G OVERNOR-General Sir Arthur Foulkes along with his wife at a mess dinner hosted by C ommander of the Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe. Standing from left are Captain Tellis B ethel, Deputy Commander of the Defence Force; Sir Arthur Foulkes, Lady Joann Foulkes and Commodore Roderick Bowe. n RBDF photo: Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle GREETING: GOVERN OR-General Sir Arthur F oulkes greets the Defence Force officers in the wardroom at the C oral Harbour Base. Shaking his hand is Lieutenant Bertram B owleg. n RBDF photo: Petty O fficer Jonathan Rolle 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
C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM proceed, Ms Farquharson said. Crown prosecutor Neil Brathwaite said that a matter c an only be quashed if it is wrong in law. He said that the C rowns position had been that there was no unreasonable d elay and that the matter should only be stayed if he could not get a fair trial. The Crown argued that Farrington can still get a fair trial. Farrington is expected back in court on September 23 for a fixture hearing. F arrington was initially convicted of the murder of Jamal R obins and sentenced to death but in 2008 the appellate c ourt overturned the conviction and death sentence, replaci ng them with manslaughter and sentenced him to life in p rison instead. Missing M ackinson Colas, 11, a sixth grade student at Lewis Yard P rimary, went missing on May 16, 2003. DeAngelo McKenzie, 13, an eighth grader at Jack Hayward High vanished 11 days later. Two months after he went missing, 11-year-old Junior Reme, a fifth grade student at Freeport Primary, disappeared on July 29. Desmond Rolle, a 14-year-old ninth grade student at St Georges High, went missing in September 2003. T he case of the missing boys sparked fears on Grand B ahama and also drew international media attention. The s keletal remains of the young boys were found on Sunday, O ctober 26, 2003, in a remote pine forest area in East Grand B ahama. T he boys' remains were turned over to their families for burial nearly two years ago. Judge clears the way for murder trial F ROM page one Another Success Training College teacher complains of non-payment Earlier this week, two employees who recently resigned f rom the tertiary school claimed Success owes some current and former staff members thousands of dollars in unpaid salaries with some overdue payments stretching back to January. School CEO and shareholder Whitney Bastian admitted t o owing employees money although he did not say how m uch and blamed it on financial woes brought on by low s tudent enrolment. Loan H e claimed he was forced to take out a personal bank loan t o pay the school's fixed operating costs, adding that the b ank has cut off its credit. S till Mr Bastian wants staff at Success' main campus in Nassau to "pull up their socks" and tough it out at the school until things turn around. He also maintained that staff will be paid later this month. "Every day we are trying to resolve this problem. Many of the other employees have lending institutions, landlords down on them but we don't have the student population to bring in the money we need. But we are trying to keep them (staff FROM page one Prison Department, said bringing the juvenile correctional facilities under the ambit of the new Bahamas Department of Corrections is an ambition of the Prison Department. Dr Rahming said he is proffering the suggestion to bring about discussion. So far this proposition has not been discussed in the con text of the new Department of Corrections Bill that would establish such a department. When the new law comes on stream to replace the out dated Prison Act, the parole board and the public prisons will be administered by the Department of Corrections instead of the Prison Department. The Simpson Penn School for Boys and the Willamae Pratt School for Girls are currently administered by the Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services in the Min istry of Labour and Social Development. Loretta Butler-Turner, Minister of Labour and Social Development, said: Obviously it would have to be a government policy decision that would have to take place. That is something that has to be made at the policy level. While the recommendation by Dr Rahming is a good starting point that has to be put specifically to the Cabinet of The Bahamas to consider. Pr ior ity The recommendation was tucked at the end of a twelve point priority plan presented by Dr Rahming in a five year progress report on prison reform. The priority items outlined the goals and objectives of the prison department going forward. The recommendation is not something the government has discussed, according to Mrs Butler-Turner. If we want to move our country towards twenty-first century thinking in the way we deal with our penal or correctional institutions, I believe all of that would be on the table at some point, said Mrs Butler-Turner. It is certainly an idea I think the government would be more than willing to look at to discuss and make a policy decision on, but that has to definitely be a policy decision, she said. While the reform schools are not considered to be penal institutions, Dr Rahming said there should be a common thread and common philosophy of rehabilitation and reintegration flowing throughout the correctional system. One of the major steps towards prison reform taken by Dr Rahming since 2005, according to the progress report, is engendering a genuine philosophical shift from revenge and punishment to rehabilitation and reintegration. Mrs Butler-Turner said it was important to understand the juvenile facilities as institutions for reformation and while the suggestion sounds like a very reasonable thing, it is important to take into consideration the different approach needed when dealing with juveniles. Re working juvenile reform FROM page one been asked to step up mobile patrols in the area to ensure visitors safety. Since the park officially opened in A pril, Bahamians and tourists visit f requently to snorkel and kayak in the mangroves and on the flats, and use the boardwalk and viewing platform for fishing, birdwatching and picnicking. But unfortunately the BNT is still f ighting idiots ruining the experie nce for others. He said BNT park wardens monitor the site regularly, but a visit to the park is a self-guided experience. We rely on people to use environmental stewardship, to take phot ographs, leave only footprints, and n ot do stupid things like this, Mr Carey said. We dont have security because we dont have the resources. But the Trust is hoping that as these parks are enhancing the tourism product and enriching the experience for tourists, the Ministry of Tourism will help us to keep it secure. VANDALS STRIKEAT TRUSTS BONEFISH POND NATIONAL PARK SHOT-UPSIGN: Eric Carey, executive director of the Bahamas National Trust, in front of the shot-up sign at B onefish Pond. F ROM page one
C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 INSIDE Raiders beat Seahawks 27-24 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T HE College of The Bahamas Department of Athletics has a developing intercollegiate programme under which the Colleges varsityt eams including mens and wom ens volleyball, basketball, track & f ield and soccer compete against c olleges and universities in Florida. For the 2010-2011 academic year, the Athletics Department recruited 2 0 student-athletes who are a part o f the Freshman Class for Fall 2010. Some of these athletes have already distinguished themselves in their sporting disciplines by representing the Bahamas in high profile regionals. They include TamaraM yers, a 2009 Carifta silver medallist i n triple jump. The Department of Athletics looks forward to a highly competi tive and exciting year on its interc ollegiate calendar. On September 2, the Department of Athletics held a p ress conference to introduce the n ew student-athletes for 2010. Athletics Director Kimberley Rolle introduced the new teamm embers to the public and shared h er excitement regarding the high caliber athletes and scholars joining the Colleges intercollegiate family. This year, were pleased to have 20 student-athletes join COBs Ath letics teams this fall bringing our c ompliment of student-athletes up t o 90 athletes, Rolle said. We are especially pleased to have our first set of Family Island stu dent-athletes from the Preston A lbury High School and North Andros High Schools. We are most proud that six of o ur student-athletes are academic scholars having excelled in the BGCSE examinations and attaineda cademic scholarships from the Mini stry of Education and Scotia Bank. Myers is also optimistic about join ing the line-up of athletes. I believe I can attain all of my goals at home, said student-athlete and Carifta silver medallist. "I wantt o continue to represent the B ahamas and now the College of The Bahamas in the future at a high level. When the College of The B ahamas Athletics Department looks back on its history we want t hem to remember this class for the i mpact we made on our teams and the Athletics programme in gener al. T he freshman student-athletes j oining various intercollegiate teams at the College are: M ENS TRACK & FIELD Juliano Francis & Lorenzo Rolle. M ENS BASKETBALL J esper Thompson & Dorian Bowe. MENS SOCCERAndrew Pratt, Kevin Jones, Mick M assar & Bryan Kemp. WOMENS BASKETBALL A lexis Maycock, Steveandrae Wells, Jessica'Lyn Miller & Giovanna Gordon. WOMENS TRACK & FIELD Tamara Myers & Kendra Bethell. W OMENS SOCCERCandawn Saunders, Amanda Carroll, Ashley Cooper, Azaria Clare, H ydia Maynard & Malisha Demeritte. COBrecruits 20 student-athletes for Freshman Class for Fall 2010 FRESH TALENT: Bottom row Left to Right: Melisha Demeritte, Candawn Saunders, Alexis Maycock, Kimberley Rolle, Kevin Jones, Steveandrae Wells, Amanda Carroll. Top row: Vandyke Hepburn, Lorenzo Rolle, Bryan Kemp, Andrew Pratt, Mick Massaar, Tamara Myers, Juliano Francis, Giovanna Gordon, Petula Russell, Sean Bastian. Back Row: Jessica'Lyn Miller, Sherman Bowe, Dorian Bowe, Jesper Thompson, Bradley Cooper. P h o t o c o u r t e s y o f C O B T HE Bahamas Table Ten nis Federation, once one of the most vibrant past-time sports, could be heading back to its prominence on the local scene. Peter Maynard, a former president, along with Roy Wallace, recently returned from Zhengding, Hebei, China where they attended a two-week training camp at the Chinese Olympic Table Tennis Training Centre. It was a very intense training, Maynard said. Maynard and Wallace joined competitors from India, Israel, Sweden, Japan, Puerto Rico, the United States, Canada and Slovenia in the sessions that ran daily f rom 8:20-11 a.m., 2:20-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Its that kind of training that helped to bring us to that Olympic standard, Maynard said. So if we are going to bring the sport up to that standard, we will have to get everybody involved. Additionally, the federation had intended to take a team of six to the training camp, but because the Shanghai World Expo was going on at the same time, Maynard said the others pulled out because of the high cost in the airefare. But he noted that he and Table tennis players back fr om intense training in China By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A T a Skippers Party on Tuesday night to launch this weekends King Eric Regatta in Mon tagu Bay, there was some discussion on the formation of a regatta commission. The idea is that the sailing commission, which will be set up similar to the junkanoo commission, will take the responsibility from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and place it in the hands of an independent committee. While the ministry will con tinue to support the biggest revenue earning event in the Family Islands, the amountof moneys dispersed will come from the committee. Once approved by Cabinet, the committee will take effect as of next year. They will have the direct responsibility to oversee all of the operations of all regattas in the country. Although the full scope of the work entitled by the commission was not spelt out, it was noted that each body, namely the National Sailing Association, the Bahamas Boat Owners and Sailors Association and the Commonwealth Sailing Association, will all have an opportunity to peruse the document that has been drafted and make any amendments before it is passed on to the government for approval. The commission is certainly a major step in the right direction as each sailing body is represented on the steering committee, thus eliminating any hanky panky busi ness. Everybody will have their say in how the commission should function. For too long, there have been many skippers and crew who have been disgruntle in the manner in which they have been handled by the organisers of the various regattas. These men have toiled tirelessly to ensure that the homecoming celebrations are a grand economic success for the island residents, but they have left feeling that they have not been treated fairly by the organisers. Yet they return year after year and continue to show their undying love for the sport, which the steering committee is also hoping to put to legislation to govern ment, the right to have sailing officially named the Nation al Sport of the Bahamas. This weekend, many of those skippers and sailors will flock to Montagu Beach to honour one of the legends in the sport, King Eric Gibson, whose name has been a household one for more than three decades. Local businessmen Craig Flowers, Sir Durward Knowles, Peter Nygard, Al Collie and Mike Stubbs have band together to put up about $40,000 in cash and prizes for the two-day showdown between the A and B Class boats. Its considered the largest such pay out as the winner of T alks a bout a r egatta committee in the w orks OPINION STUBBS SEE page 10 SEE page 10 SPORTS NOTES TRACK BAHAMIANS IN ACTION WHEN the IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup gets underway today, former world champion Donald Thomas will be the first competitor to compete. Three Bahamians are expected to represent the Bahamas on the Americas team at the two-day championships in Split, Croatia. Thomas, with a seasons best of 2.30m, just shy of his per sonal best of 2.35m, will be the first competitor to compete in the eight-man field in the mens high jump. Also today, sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is expect ed to run on the Americas women 4 x 100 relay team that will be entered in lane four. Europe is in lane three with Africa in five and Asai-Pacific in six. When the meet concludes on Sunday, quarter-miler Chris tine Amertil is scheduled to run on the Americas women 4 x 400 relay team that will be in lane five. Asia-Pacific has thre, Europe four and Africa six. Thomas, Ferguson-McKenzie and Amertil are the only three Bahamians competing in the meet, which offers huge cash incentives for all of the winners. SAILING KING ERIC REGATTA COMPETITION in the King Eric Regatta will get start ed today in Montagu Beach. The action will begin at 10 a.m. with the first two races in the B Class where seven boats are expected to compete. Nine boats will follow in the first two SEE page 10
F OOTBALL O AKLAND, Calif. Associated Press THE ENDof the exhibition season brought encouraging signs for the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks when it comes to their backup quarterbacks. Bruce Gradkowski threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and the Raiders mostly used backups to end the preseason with a 27-24 victory over the Seahawks on Thursday night. "I've been trying to do everything I can and the rest is out of my hands," Gradkowski said. "You always have to be ready because you never know when your time will come." Gradkowski's time for the Raiders (3-1 the season even though starter Jason Campbell missed this game with a stinger and sore wrist he sustained last week against San Francisco. Campbell did not practice Tuesday but said after the game he's confident he'll be on the field when the season starts Sept. 12. "I can't talk about the injury or anything that is going on right now, but come the Tennessee game I'll be ready," Campbell said. Charlie Whitehurst threw for 210 yards and a touchdown in the first half while starter Matt Hasselbeck rested up for the season opener. Whitehurst hit three deep passes to Deon Butler, Golden Tate and Ben Obomanu against one of the few defensive starters in the game for Oakland, cornerback Chris Johnson. "When you play Oakland you know you're going to get a lot of man coverage and you know that you're going to have to win outside," Whitehurst said. "We were able to do that a few times." Former Raider Louis Rankin also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return and Olindo Mare kicked three field goals for the Seahawks (1-3 Receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Deion Branch, linebacker Lofa Tatupu and defensive backs Marcus Trufant and Lawyer Milloy were among the Seahawks to get the night off. Running back Darren McFadden, receiver Louis Murphy, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive linemen Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly, and linebackers Rolando McClain and Kamerion Wimbley were among the healthy Raiders sitting out. "I felt like the guys who didn't start the game, we know who they are and what they bring to the table," Raiders coach Tom Cable said. "It gave us as a coaching staff the opportunity to evaluate some guys having played for an extended period of time." There were only a few more fans in the stands than starters on the field as most chose to stay away from the final exhibition game of the preseason. Those who did come saw another fine preseason performance from Gradkowski, who also threw two TD passes last week against San Francisco. The Raiders scored an opening drive touchdown for the third straight exhibition game although this time it came from Gradkowski and the backups this week. Gradkowski dumped a screen pass off to undrafted free agent Manase Tonga, who rumbled 32 yards for the score. A 34-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey one of the few projected starters to play set up a 41-yard field goal by Swayze Waters on the second drive to make it 10-0. Oakland's second touchdown was set up when Stevie Brown recovered a muff punt by Justin Forsett at the 16. Gradkowski capped it with a 9-yard TD pass to Johnnie Lee Higgins to make it 17-3. Gradkowski finished 7 for 14 for 128 yards in his one half. Kyle Boller led one touchdown drive, completinga 62-yard pass to rookie Jacoby Ford and a 16-yard TD pass to Nick Miller. Whitehurst got off to a slow start for the Seahawks as he tries to establish his role as a backup. But he started clicking late in the first half, throwing a 26-yard touchdown pass to Deon Butler. Whitehurst could have had an even bigger day except a 45-yard TD pass to Cameron Morrah on the final play of first half was negated by a holding call on Mansfield Wrotto. Seattle only score of the second half came on Rankin's return following Miller's touchdown. "It opened up quickly," Rankin said. "I know all those guys on the Raiders and I know they're all fast. Once the kicker slowed me up, I was thinking 'I really have to get on my horse.' Fortunately I was able to break one." Raiders beat Seahawks 27-24 in exhibition finale C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS SPOR TS IN BRIEF BASEBALL JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer N YJER Morgan's wild week has landed him an eight-game suspension, one of nine punishments handedo ut Friday by Major League Baseball following a brawl between Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins. MLB suspended Nation als outfielder Morgan and fined him an undisclosed amount for three separate incidents over the past week. The penalty is in addition to a seven-game suspension he received A ug. 25 that is currently under appeal. Six players, both managers and a coach were cited after a review of Wednesday night's odd and ugly game in Miami, won 16-10 by the Mar lins. Florida pitcher Chris Vol stad was suspended for six games, pitcher Alex Sanabia for five, first baseman Gaby Sanchez for three, and manager Edwin Rodriguez for one. Volstad and Rodriguez also were fined, as was pitcher Jose Veras. All Marlins players who were issued suspensions plan to appeal. "Whether I believe it's fair or not doesn't really matter," Sanchez said. "You're going to get pun ished, especially when a brawl like that happens." For the Nationals, pitcher Doug Slaten and third base coach Pat Listach were suspended for three games, and manager Jim Riggleman for two games. Riggle man and Listach also were fined. All but two of the suspensions were scheduled to begin Friday. Sanabia's suspension was set to begin Wednesday in order to avoid overlapping with fel low pitcher Volstad's, and Listach's suspension is scheduled to begin Sunday to avoid overlapping with Riggleman's. Rodriguez decided to serve his suspension Friday, with bench coach Brandon Hyde tabbed to manage Florida against Atlanta. B ASEBALL N EW YORK Associated Press CURTIS Granderson drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Brett Gardner sparked the offense from his leadoff spot and the New York Yan kees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on Friday to match a season high with t heir seventh straight victory. Mark Teixeira had an RBI double a nd the AL East leaders got an excel l ent effort from their bullpen to hold down the Blue Jays, who lead the majors with 203 home runs. On a blustery day in the Bronx, where wind from Hurricane Earl off shore wreaked havoc with fly balls, New York made sure the last scheduled start of Brandon Morrow's encouraging season was a short one. The Yankees chased the right-hander a fter three innings, ending his fiveg ame winning streak. Gardner hit a run-scoring triple and scored three times, pacing a lineup t hat was missing Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher and Alex Rodriguez. RamiroP ena added an RBI single. Travis Sinder hit a solo homer for Toronto, which fell to 7-6 against New York this season. Coming off a four-game sweep of Oakland, the Yankees (85-50 improved to 5-0 on their 10-game homestand by winning for the 13th t ime in 17 games overall. They also won seven in a row from July 3-9, with five of those victories coming against the Blue Jays and Athletics. Rookie right-hander Ivan Nova, fresh off his first major league win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, was pulled with two outs in the fifth as left-handed hitter Lyle Overbay stepped to the plate with two on. Left-hander Boone Logan struck out Overbay to protect a 5-3 lead. Overbay was back in the lineup a fter missing five games following a c ollision with reliever Brian Tallet. Overbay did not sustain a concussion, the Blue Jays said, but felt post-concussion symptoms. Overbay got another chance with two on in the seventh but struck out against Kerry Wood (3-4 all five batters he faced. Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth. Handed a first-inning lead on S nider's long homer into the rightfield bleachers, Morrow (10-7 his first two batters and threw 10 of hisi nitial 11 pitches for balls. Teixeira hit a run-scoring double for his 99th RBI and Robinson Cano drove in another with a groundout. Granderson, who homered twice Thursday after coming off the bench to replace an injured Swisher, pulled a two-run double down the right-field line with two outs in the second. Granderson, who got off to a slow start in his first year with the Yan-k ees, is coming on since tweaking his swing. P ena's two-out RBI single made it 5-1 in the third. Overbay and Aaron Hill hit consecutive doubles off Nova in the fourth. John McDonald's sacrifice fly cut it to 5-3. Eduardo Nunez singled and scored on Gardner's triple to right-center in t he sixth. Granderson followed with another RBI double down the rightfield line. Morrow is 8-1 with a 2.74 ERA in 13 home starts, but 2-6 in 12 starts on the road. The Blue Jays are shutting him down for the rest of the year to protect his arm he has thrown a career-high 146 1-3 innings in his first full season as a starter. Granderson, Gardner lead Yanks to 7th straight win DIVING INTO BASE: New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, is safe at third as he beats the tag by Toronto Blue Jays third baseman John McDonald during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in New York. B i l l K o s t r o u n / A P P h o t o Mor gan gets 8 games for NatsMarlins brawl TOUCHDOWN CELEBRATION: Oakland Raiders running back Manase Tonga (41 3 2-yard touchdown reception against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game i n Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. P a u l S a k u m a / A P P h o t o the A Class will receive $2,000, while second collects $1,700, third picks up $1,400 and $800 goes to the consolation winner. As for the B Class, $1,700 will be presented to the winner with $1,400 for second place, $1,000 for third, $700 for fourth and $500 for consolation. Additionally, each member of the seven A Class and nine B Class boats will be presented with $10.00 per diem. Organizers say the figures are in line with what they intend to purpose when the sailing commission is for merly set up, thus ensuring that the skippers and sailors feel that they are being justly compensated for their efforts. Its certainly a great incentive that should benefit all those concerned in the long run. CONGRATS TO RICHARDSON President Craig Salty Kemp and his executives of the Bahamas Baseball Federation sent out their con gratulations to Antoan Richardson for his elevation to AAA Baseball. On Tuesday, Richardson moved one step closer to fulfilling his dream of playing major league baseball with the Atlanta Braves. He was one of three players who came from the AA Mississippi in Myrtle Beach to play for the AAA Gwinett in Georgia. The Grand Bahamian, known for his speed having had an impressive junior career as a track and field sprinter, is currently playing in the outfield where he has been holding his own. Richardson, along with Albert Cartwright, who is now playing with the Lanchester Jethawks in the Cali fornia League, are two Bahamians on the verge of cracking the big times. While there were countless Bahamians who paraded through the minor leagues before Richardson and Cartwright, there were only five who excelled all the way to the top. They were Ed Armbrister, whose career went from 1973-1977 with the Cincinnati Reds, and the late Wilfred Culmer (1983 Indians, Tony Curry (1960-1966 the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians, Wenty Ford (1973 the Atlanta Braves and Andre Rodgers (1957-1967 York Giants, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. The recent success of the Freedom Farm based under-12 team winning the Cal Ripken Little League World Series gave us all something to cheer about, other than track and field. But with Richardson so close to securing a spot on Braves team bring back memories of days gone by when Bahamians all cheered for the five former Major Leaguers. Regatta committee FROM page nine Wallace was able to take advantage of the daily fee of $60 per person that was inclusive of the training, lodgingand meals. During the training, Maynard said they got a chance to view some disabled athletes from China, whom he said performed just as admirably as the normal players. They were there training for the Para Olympics, he said. Some of them were playing with one arm against the top players and they were putting on a show for us. Maynard said he also got the opportunity to watch youngsters from age seven and up playing like world class players. They were hitting the ball hard and consistently, he said. You had to be there to see it to believe it. They were extremely good. They were consistent at it. The whole event, according to Maynard, gave him a good indication of why table tennis was the national sport of China, who have had nation al teams compete in the past three Olympic Games and seven World Table Tennis Championships. Now that they have wet their feet, Maynard said the federation intend to take another team to the training camp next year. Hopefully he said the cost will be more economic for those interested in traveling. The federation, headed by Geof frey McPhee, got started with competition at the Oakes Field Sports Center before they moved to the Bail lou Hills Golf Club and then the Government High School Auditorium, later known as the College of the Bahamas. Today, the federation has its home base at the YWCA building on JFK Drive. While Maynard was instru mental in the early days of the federation, persons such as Samuel Gar diner, Felton Cox, Carl Stubbs, Adri an Rollins and Geoffrey McPhee have kept the sport alive. Persons who are interested in learning the game and becoming a part of the federation can meet with executives and players every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the YWCA on Dolphin Drive or the YMCA in Grand Bahama. T able tennis FROM page nine N yjer Morgan races in the A Class. On Sunday, the final race in the B Class will get underway at 1:30 p.m. The final race in the A Class will follow. Some $40,000 in cash and trophies will be presented to the winners dur ing King Eric Gibsons 76th birthday on September 23. Local businessmen Craig Flowers, Sir Durward Knowles, Peter Nygard, Mike Stubbs and Al Collie are sponsoring the regatta in honor of King Eric Gibson, a living entertainment, golf and sailing icon. Sports Notes FROM page nine