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 Boy,13, shot on way home C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.245TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY AND BREEZY HIGH 89F LOW 80F F E A T U R E S SEEWOMANSECTION S P O R T S Fall-owing the trends SEEPAGE 16 Tank targets seventh round Holyfield win By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com A 13-YEAR-OLDjunior high school student was in critical condition last night after he was shot on his way home from school. According to sources, the young boy was an eighth grade student at T A Thompson Junior High School andh is gunman was believed to be another male student. However, police cannot confirm any details of the incident or why it might have happened. The student was said to have been waiting at a bus stop at John Road, off Baillou Hill Road, with other students when an incident occurred shortly before 4pm yesterday. As a result of gunshots fired, the boy was reported to have sustained injuries to the left side of his head and was taken to hospital by ambu lance. Sgt Chrislyn Skippings, press officer, said police could not provide details of the incident at this time. She said: At present we do not have a motive for the shooting, however as soon as information becomes avail-a ble we will release it to the public. Up to press time, the stu dent was said to be suffering f rom serious injuries and listed in critical condition in the trauma room at the hospital. Meanwhile, police are without any leads concerning the identity of a mans body found just hours before in ana bandoned apartment complex nor do they know how long he might have been there. The man, believed to be in his early 30s, was found lying on the floor of a room at the back of the building at Haven Sub-division Road off Soldier Road with injuries to the left side of his head. According to police reports, the man was wearing a tangerine shirt, tan coloured short pants and white tennis shoes. His body appeared to have been there for some time, however police will await a Student cr itical, gunman belie ved to be teena g er The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com www.fidelitygroup.comCall 356.7764 of FAST! BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E SEE page 11 HAVING entered no defence to their legal action against him, Amir Weissfisch and his wife, Monica, want the Supreme Court to declare that Philip Davis has no right to the title documents to Bacardi House, their Lyford Cay home. They also want the court to order that the title deeds to the home be turned over to lawyer Henry Bostwick, QC, and that the cost of the action, including costs of the application be taxed and paid for by Mr Davis. Mr Weissfisch is also suing Mr Davis for wrongfully claiming ownership of shares in an international metals company, which he maintains he owns. SEEDAVIS HIT BY SHARE OWNERSHIP LEGAL ACTION ONPAGE1B CLAIM FOR LYFORD CAY HOME BODY FOUND: The body of a man is removed from this building off Soldier Road yesterday. SEE MAINSTORY B OD Y FOUND INABANDONEDBUILDING A FIGHT in Abaco turned deadly yesterday leaving one m an dead from a stab wound. Although police did not release an official report ont he incident up to press time, T he Tribune understands that two men were embroiled in a fight around 4 pm in Dundas Town, Abaco. Details were sketchy up to press time, however at somep oint during the altercation one of the men was stabbed. He died as a result of his injuries. Police investigations continue. Fight ends with stabbing death By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICIALS at the National Insurance Board are yet to confirm the validity of claims made in the House of Assembly last week about the possible conduct of two NIB officials yet to confirm claims made in the House By MEGAN REYNOLDS T ribune Staff Reporter email@example.com APPROVAL of plans to d redge 8.8 acres of sea bed a nd excavate sand and rock at Bell Island in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is anticipated following a favourable Environmental Impact Assessment. Plans submitted by the I sland of Discovery Limit e d, understood to be the bil lionaire Islamic leader the Favourable assessment for Exuma dredging, excavation plans SEE page 11 By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org AN Airport Authority worker who was attempting to fly into Florida is being questioned after Drug Enforcement Unit officers allegedly found $5,000 worth of suspected cocaine con cealed on his body. The Tribune understands the man a 25-year-old male resident of Mount Tabor Drive was on board Bahamas Air's 7am flight bound for Miami on Sunday when he was taken off the plane by Airport Authority worker allegedly found with $5,000 worth of suspected cocaine SEE page 11 SEE page 11 F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f
By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com MEMBERS of the Opposition PLP have hit out at FNM government minister E arl Deveaux for what they s ay was a breach of his partys code of conduct. T he Minister of the Envi ronment responsible for d evelopment admitted he travelled to Abaco for a pre m iere of the documentary the Lionfish Invasion in a private helicopter owned by the Aga Khan, the owner of Bell Island, who had an application before Mr D eveauxs ministry to devel o p the island within the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Dr Deveaux said he took up the offer to travel in the1 2-seater helicopter with his wife and two friends instead o f chartering a flight as he was due to go on to Bell I sland to conduct a land assessment the next day. I dont think a helicopter ride could buy me and I d ont think it could alter my o pinion, Dr Deveaux said. However, chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP Its very inappropriate. All you need to do is go to the FNM manifesto and see what it says there under guidance for ministers. The 2007 manifesto for the Free National Movement (FNM ment ministers must be held to the highest standards of constitutional and personal conduct. Rules One of the rules it states is that ministers, must avoid accepting any gift or hospitality, which might appear to compromise their judgment or place them under improper obligation. Under the principles of ministerial conduct they are also bound to ensure, no conflict arises or appears to arise, between their public duties and their private interests. PLP MP for Fox Hill Fred Mitchell said: I find his explanation disingenuous. Its not a question of whether the helicopter ride could buy him, its a question of appearance. On the face of it, it would appear that if a developer has applications before a minister he should not be involved in accepting some thing that seems to be able to influence his decision. Mr Mitchell, who has called for MPs to be employed full time to avoid apparent conflicts of interest in their work, would also like to see aircraft secured for government ministers to facilitate travel between the islands. Given the nature of the country they should have a fleet of aircraft to travel around in any event to avoid this kind of conflict and for safety reasons as well, Mr Mitchell said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPORT A man in his late 30s was killed on Mon day at the old Bahama Cement plant, where four men were removing scrap metal. According to reports, the incident occurred just after 11am when a metal structure collapsed, hitting one of the men. Asst Supt Hector Delva, assistant press liaison officer, reported that four male residents of Eight Mile Rock went to the abandoned property to salvage scrap metal when one person was fatally injured. The men were in the process of trying to extract scrap metal when a metal structure fell, he said. A doctor from the Eight Mile Rock Clinic was summoned to the scene, where the body was examined and pronounced dead. The victims identity is being withheld by police pending notification of his next of kin. The body was transported by hearse to the Rand Memorial Hospital morgue, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Police are continuing their investigation into the accident. Man killed at old Bahama Cement plant Opposition turn up heat on Deveaux over rides in Aga Khans helicopter A JURY yesterday found a mother and her live-in boyfriend guilty of manslaughter in the death of her one-year-old son. Makisha Brown and Leroy R olle were on trial for the M arch 2007 murder of Levano Brown. The child had r eportedly suffered blunt force trauma to the head and abdomen, lacerations to the head and bruises about the body. According to evidence presented by the prosecution, B rown had told police that h er boyfriend had always b eaten her son. After two hours of delibera tions yesterday a 10 woman, two man jury returned with unanimous not guilty verdicts o n the charges of murder against Brown, 25 and Rolle, 20. The jury found Brown and R olle guilty on the alternative charge of intentional manslaughter. Brown was found guilty by a count of 8-4 while the jury u nanimously found Rolle guilty on the charge. Senior Justice Anita Allen n oted that due to the age of B rown and the fact that it was her first offence, she would r equest a probation report. Dorsey McPhee, who represented Rolle, also requesteda probation report for his c lient. Rolle and Brown are expected to be sentenced on October 26. E ucal Bonaby prosecuted the case. Attorney Philip H ilton represented Brown. Jurors find mother and boyfriend guilty in death of one-year-old son but reject murder charges MAKISHA BROWN LEROY ROLLE Convicted of manslaughter T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f UNDERFIRE: Government ministerEarl Deveaux.
B y TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com I NVESTIGATORS from t he Central Detective Unit were in Abaco yesterdayp robing the death of a man w ho was found hanged in his Marsh Harbour home. While police did not release the man's identityy esterday, a source close to the family identified him as Gill Stratton, said to be 39-y ears-old, part owner of the fish house Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers. Initial reports suggest that Stratton, a bachelor, may have committed suicide. He was found hanged in his home in Pelican Shores at a round 7am on Sunday. Head of the Central Detective Unit Superinten d ent Leon Bethel told the press that friends found Stratton and tried to help him but he was already dead. "I have officers out there now," said Mr Bethel yes terday, although he could not provide a complete report on the investigation up to press time. Mute Stratton spent most of his life as a mute, said a relative who did not want to be identified, but after undergoing surgery he was able to com municate with friends and family. The relative added that Mr Stratton had suffered bouts of depression in the past but said the family is understandably shocked by his death. Police investigations con tinue. Last week, 23-year-old mother-of-one Acassia P orter was found hanging from a ceiling by a leather belt at the home she shared with her young son on QuickS ilver Drive, off Carmichael Road. Sources close to Ms Porter s aid she had appeared s tressed last week and it was also revealed she had recent ly broke off an engagement. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPOR TS SECTION Local News..........P1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,16 Editorial/Letters.......................................P4 Sports.....................................P12,13,14,15 BUSINESS/WOMAN SECTION Business................................P1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Comics.....................................................P8 Woman......................................P9,10,11,12 CLASSIFIED SECTION 28 P AGES USA TODAY MAIN/SPORTS 12 PAGES B y AVA TURNQUEST T ribune Staff Reporter a firstname.lastname@example.org C OLLEGE of the Bahamas presidential cand idate Dr Betsy VogelBoze, a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, met with faculty and s tudents at COB yesterday. Dr Vogel-Boze is the first of three finalists in C OBs 2010 presidential s earch to tour the campus a nd meet with the college community. T he tour and meetings a re not open to the press, according to Gabriella Fraser, associate vice presi dent of external affairs, as the college wants to maintain an uninhibited envi ronment for thosei nvolved. M s Fraser said: The forums are intended to allow our college commu n ity, our staff, faculty, students and alumni, to freely meet and dialogue with individuals. It is veryi mportant to us that our c ollege community groups are engaged in this part of the process as much as pos s ible and that they are comfortable doing so. According to the college, Dr Vogel-Bozes experi e nce in academic adminis tration spans 20 years in multi-campus university environments. She holds a PhD in Busi ness Administration, a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Third The search is Dr VogelBozes third chance for the top spot at a tertiary institution within a year. In November 2009, Dr VogelBoze was among the three finalists in Alaska Pacific University's presidential search, and in April, she was among the top five finalists for the presidency at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Dr Vogel-Boze will meet with the senior academic team, faculty union and alumni today, and is scheduled to visit the Northern Bahamas Campus in Grand Bahama tomorrow. The remaining candi dates, Dr Kathryn Bindon, a presidential advisor at the University of Bahrain; and Dr Susan CoultrapMcQuin, deputy to the president for special pro jects at the State Universi ty of New York (SUNY Oswego, are scheduled for September 16 and 20 visits. COB presidential candidate meets faculty, students By ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter email@example.com P OLICE are investigating an alleged sexual assault ona female student of St Johns College. According to information r eaching T he Tribune the i ncident may have occurred on Friday afternoon. Sources said the attack is t hought to have taken place i n the schools gymnasium. H owever, details on the incident have been difficult to confirm. I n response to queries f rom this newspaper, senior police officers released a two line statement yesterday. That statement confirmed t hey are investigating reports of a teenager being sexually assaulted at the St J ohns College gymnasium o n Bethel Avenue. The brief report did not s tate when the incident was supposed to have taken p lace, the age of the alleged victim, the extent of the a ssault, whether her assailant or assailants werea lso students at the school, or whether anyone had been taken into custody in conn ection with the matter. As additional informat ion becomes available, you will be notified, it added. Superintendent Leon Bethel of the Central Detective Unit confirmed that the alleged victim was a studenta t the school. A message left for the s chools principal was not returned before press time yesterday. Police probe alleged sex assault on female student Officers investigate death of man found hanged in his home HIGH TENSION AS MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER CHARGED: Eighteen-year-old Shirvon Albert Stubbs appears in court yesterday. TENSIONS ran high outside court yesterday following the arraignment of a man charged with the murder of a father shot and killed in Yellow Elder Gardens last month. Shirvon Albert Stubbs, 19, appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane in connection with the murder of Jermaine Rolle. As Stubbs left the courtroom and headed back to the Central Police Station under police escort, relatives of the victim shouted and gestured angrily at him. The accused did not respond. Rolle, 37, died in hospital after being shot on Old Cedar Street, Yellow Elder Gardens on August 11. According to police, he was shot after confronting a man who had been argu ing with his son. Stubbs was not required to enter a plea during the arraignment and was not represented by an attorney. Twenty-one witnesses are listed on the court dockets. Rolle was remanded to prison and his case has been adjourned to September 20 for fixture. The case has been transferred to Court 5, Bank Lane. Attack thought to have occurred in St Johns College gymnasium T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f DR BETSY VOGEL-BOZE
EDITOR, The Tribune. It is with great disappointm ent that I am responding to your article in today's paper with regard to the park in Bamboo Town. I am a resident of Bamboo Town and I live on Zion Blvd down the street from the park t hat was photographed. I would like to point out that t he park in the newspaper today is NOT Fairview Heights Park. The park pho-t ographed is actually Zion Blvd Park, where the annual B amboo Town Spring Festival was held on May 1, 2010. Mr McCartney had Zion Blvd Park upgraded in 2008 and it looked amazing for as hort time, before persons who frequent the park van dalised it. I also remember Zion Blvd Park being upgraded again for the Spring Festiv al this year. When the building on Zion Blvd Park is painted and theg rounds are cleaned up, sometimes the very next day graffiti is back on the exteriorb athroom walls, fences are torn down and the park is littered again. A s a young Bahamian, I f ind it disturbing that a major newspaper would print arti cles without having the facts, d id you even bother to con tact Mr McCartney or the Bamboo Town Constituency Office for information in regards to the Fairview H eights Park? I often hear that Bahamians dont read, but what is the point if what I read may or may not be facts? The point of reading the dailies is for knowledge and to keep abreast of what is going o n in The Bahamas. However, it makes me wonder if I c an believe what is printed in your paper. In the future please make s ure your journalists get the facts before printing an artic le. CHARMAINE MUSGROVE A concerned citizen N assau, September 13, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 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 MELISSA Maura, an ardent protector of a ll Gods helpless creatures from birds t o sharks horrified that sharks in our waters will soon be targeted for shark fin soup, has launched an e-mail petition to ban their killing. She is also against the harvesting of the sea cucumber and sea urchin as this will really damage our heritage and ecosystem. So if anyone wants to have a say in preventing the introduction of this much talked of enterprise to the Bahamas, they can sign her petition. International organisations and local conservation groups are already rallying their forces to save the sharks from this cruel slaughter. Sharks, over fished internationally to satisfy this billion dollar industry, have been relatively safe in Bahamian waters. Howev er, the Bahamas has no legislation to ensure their continued protection. The Bahamas National Trust (BNT p artnership with the Pew Environment G roup, is now pushing for such legislation. The BNT wants to further secure the future of all shark populations in the Bahamas by establishing legislation that ful ly protects these important species and will make Bahamian waters a shark sanctuary, said shark campaign manager Shelley Cant. It is estimated that between 38 to 100 million sharks are killed annually for their fins. It is a particularly cruel enterprise. Giam Choo Hoo, the longest serving member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Animals denies that sharks are killed only for their fins. He maintains that the fins are taken from them after they are dead. However, there are researchers who dispute this statement. Their examination of data shows that between 26-73 million sharks are killed every year just for their fins. It is claimed that this figure is three times higher than the official Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates. According to researchers finning or cutting off fins from living sharks is the usual practice in the industry. After the shark has been caught and his fins cut off, because there is little value in his meat, he is thrown back into the ocean, still alive. There he either dies from suffocation or is eaten because he is unable to move normally. There are reports that because of the huge profits, organised crime has infiltrated the industry. There are also medical concerns, because of the high level of toxic mercury that scientists claim has been found in the fins. According to Wikipedia Hong Kong Disneyland has joined those banning shark fin soup from its menus. It is reported that the delicacy was banned from Disneylands wedding banquets menu after international pressure from environ ment groups threatened to boycott its parks world wide despite the high demand for the delicacy in China. The University of Hong Kong has also banned shark fin on campus. But man, greedy for the financial returns, and those hungry for the delicacy that tick les their pallets, will continue to argue that the ocean has a never ending supply of sharks. This group will certainly keep up the fight for the continuation of finning. However, the Bahamas government has now to step up to the plate and protect our waters from this menace. T r af fic light in need of serious attention CAN any government official explain why the East Bay Street traffic lights those from Mackey Street to the Montagu fore shore have such difficulty staying on? In particular the light that controls traffic from the east turning onto Shirley Street, just at the Village Road turnoff, is fighting an internal gremlin of its own. No sooner has it been repaired, than its off again or, rather than going through its three-phase changes, it settles down to a constant yellow blink. It seems to know each time we resolve to do something about it in this column, because the very next day it is defiantly blinking from red to yellow to green. But, its erratic behaviour can no longer be tolerated. If nothing is done to return it to its normal function, there is going to be a serious threeway traffic pile up at this intersection as if the fish market and jet skis arent a sufficient challenge for motorists in the Montagu area. This traffic light was normal for all of last week. However, it has started this week with its cheerful yellow blink. Someone now has to hurry and give it a good dose of castor oil to keep it in constant function. Park in paper is Zion Blvd Park not Fairview Heights Park LETTERS firstname.lastname@example.org Sharks need protection in Bahamian waters EDITOR, The Tribune. Baha Mar...the cost, are we stupid? Cost = $2,650,000,000. Labour cost? $795,000,000 ($795 million Chinese workers pay cheques sent back to China immediately 80 per cent = $636,000,000 ($636 million Building materials balance 70 per cent = $1.85 billion majority bought from China. Cable Beach land transfer no value probably $1.00 for 264 acres of beach front. See the difference between Import-Export bank loan and cost of project? Project = $2.65 billion...loan $2.45 billion difference of $200 million which Izmerilian has to find plus the $200 million for Scotia. Chinese Construction Company, is a Bahamas -Registered Company, CCW (Bahamas ALL Bahamians laws and regulations. Will they pay the Chinese Bahamas minimum wage? They certainly have to pay NIB, it is a Bahamian company. The Ambassador says it is a win-win deal...yes for the Peoples Republic of China...more than a win-win! Think Bahamas think... ABRAHAM MOSS Nassau, September 10, 2010. Think Bahamas, think about this Baha Mar deal EDITOR, The Tribune. I refer to the recent article a ppearing in your daily paper on Monday, September 6th, stating the intention of Sunco Fishing Co of Andros to commence harvesting of Sea Urchins and Shark Fins. On behalf of my company, Tropic Seafood Ltd and many local and international NGOs,I wish to voice our objection to the granting of a license for this or any other company to har vest and export either of these marine resources. These practices have proven extremely detrimental to both species worldwide and there is irrefutable evidence that stock levels of sea urchins and sharks are in very serious decline and in some cases extremely close to extinction. The Bahamas is presently engaged in a Fisheries Improve ment Plan for our lobster fish-e ries with the intention of obtaining full Marine Steward ship Council accreditation within three to four years time. It is our goal to prove to the world that the Bahamas is a good steward of our marine environment and that we prac tise safe, sensible fishing meth o ds which will ensure the sus tainability of our fishing industry for generations to come. Sea Urchin harvesting and shark fining is not, in my opinion, conducive to what we are about and I cannot support either practice. GLENN PRITCHARD Tropic Seafood Limited Nassau, September 10, 2010. Opposed to sea urchin harvesting and shark finning EDITOR, The Tribune Well on Friday as I was on my way home (I live in the east) and passing B ayshore Marina I noticed with joy that government was finally doing somethingw ith the little ramp between Bayshore and Browns Boat Basin. T hey had ripped the ramp up. Now I learn to my dismay that they are actually repairing that ramp; wheret he people launching their jet skis have to block traffic (just like at Montagu o rder to do so, and when pulling them up they actual ly go against traffic to pull i nto Bayshore parking area and then west to Fowler street. I would like to know what genius decided to do this, and so quickly and quietly; but with the Montagu rampa ll they can do is talk and take pictures; this govern ment must know they are on t he way out and trying to appease a few people. However, there are a lot more people living in the east than those selling their goods at Montagu. I have never been involved in politics, but I promise I will do all I can to unseat the incumbent in our area. BILLY SANDS Nassau, September 6, 2010. What genius decided to do this? EDITOR, The Tribune. My family and I recently returned from a week at Atlantis and are already planning on returning to your country next year. From the moment of our arrival with a pirate greeting the tourists at the airport to moment of our departure (including fireworks the evening prior), our vacation was beyond compare. This is my third visit to the Bahamas and second with my family and we all agree that your country, and the representatives of your country, are absolutely remarkable. The service we received from every individual including, but not limited to, the police, housekeeping, shopkeepers and airport transfer drivers was absolutely impeccable! Since our return, we have recom mended and know of several families who are now plan ning on visiting your islands. Thank you! NORMA E. LLOYD 3369 Perth Rd. Inverary, ON K0H 1X0 Canada. Our vacation was beyond compar e
By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com ADMINISTRATORS at the College of the Bahamas are mismanaging the Arts Depart-m ent, according to students, who say they are at the breaking point. Their concerns are centred around the working facilities provided by the college for an estimated 40 art students. There is no running water in the room, so we have to getw ater from the ceramics room down the hall to mix paint; the compressor is not working so there is no air condition, and only one or two of the windows open. There is no ventilation even though we are working with paint, ink, markers, and toxic material, said AmyC ollins, an art student, speaking about the new T20 art room. Students claim the four fans on the ceiling are blackened by layers of dirt, they dont work, and one of them dropped from the ceiling at the start of the semester while a class was in session. June Collie, a third year art major, said she was shocked by one of the electrical sockets hanging from the wall. She said many have no power. No tables were put in the room at the start of the semester, until there was agitation from students and faculty members. Lights Today still, the facilities are inadequate, so students haveto do various activities, like critiques, on the floor. Several of the lights in the room do notw ork, which makes working in the nights difficult, said the stu dents. Art students are charged an extra lab fee, as high as $150per semester for a room they say is not a lab, not safe, andnot conducive to producing art. In the middle of the summer, o ne of the major rooms used by the art department was reas signed. While faculty memberswere aware, and had commu nicated a list of needs to administrators, the room changes were sprung on students unex pectedly when they returned to school. Art students were moved from their main T24 to a much smaller room, in which the facilities are not adequate, according to a faculty member. With the room change, art students lost access to lockers, where they were able to store their art equipment. How am I supposed to travel home on the bus with buckets of paint? asked Jeffrey Meris, a sophomore student. According to the students, who claim they were privy to email communication between senior administrators, the act ing president Earla CareyBaines, who is also the dean of the Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts, was aware from as early as June that renovations were needed to accommodate art students in the new room. However, they said Mrs Carey-Baines denied knowing about the room conditions when she was questioned during a walkabout of the facili ties. She said that she didnt know this was the state of affairs, and claimed she didnt give authorisation for the room change, said Ms Collins. The grievances of the students are extensive. They said it is a symptom of the general lack of respect given to art students by the college in gene ral. An unfurnished storage room now doubles as the lecturers quarters and the tool room, according to students, who say the set up is not sus tainable, because they are locked out when the room is in use by the lecturers. Students and faculty are not sure if there is simply a lack of oversight, or whether the College has an agenda to push us out. Students said they believe the department is expensive for the college, because unlike other majors, the college has to provide addi tional equipment to support the major, such as chemicals, ceramic kilns, and clay. However, four weeks into the 14-week semester and the college book store, Chapter One, still has no clay in stock, according to students. They say Chapter One is the only place on the island that sells the clay needed for their courses, and the university has no answer for when the clay is to arrive. They keep saying in about two weeks, said one student. Libr ary The irony of the situation, according to students, is that the college is honouring a well known lover of the arts, Harry C. Moore, by naming the newl ibrary after him. The Harry C. Moore Library & Information Centre is currently under construction at COB. The Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship In The Arts is an annual $10,000 schol arship offered by the Lyford Cay Foundation. What is more, according to students, is that the library is currently planning to cancel subscriptions to art magazines, because they believe we dont use them. Students say this is not true, and there is no accurate way for the library to substantiate its claim because magazines are not checked out. Students say they read the magazines and return them to the shelves. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 6WROHQ%RDW5(:$5' 2))(5(' TWOguns were taken off the streets by Drug Enforcement Unit officers on Sunday. One weapon, a handgun, was recovered by police at around 4.30pm from a bushy area on Strachans Alley, off Kemp Road. The police officers had been acting on a tipoff, according to a report on the matter. The second firearm, also a handgun and ammunition was discovered on Wrights Lane. Drug Enforcement were on patrol when they observed a male acting suspiciously. The culprit fled the area upon seeing police. Officers were able to recover a handgun with ammunition. Police investigations continue, said police. By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A QUAKOO STREET resident was rushed to hospi tal on Friday evening after being stabbed repeatedly by three men. The attack took place while the man was walking on Market Street, in the area of Brougham Street, at around 9.15pm. The victim was taken to hospital via ambulance wherehe is detained in stable con dition. Police are investigat ing, said a statement released yesterday by police. T HEBAHAMAS VERYOWNSTREETPHILOSOPHER COB art students hit out at administrators Man r ushed to hospital after stabbing DEU of ficers take two guns off streets ARTDEPTISSUES: Students have complained about the fans being dirty (abovebelow
OFFICIALS at the Passport O ffice are urging Bahamians t o take advantage of the slow p eriod after the summer rush a nd before the Thanksgiving and Christmas rush starts, anda pply for the machine reada ble passport or e-passport. This plea also comes as Bahamians are being required to produce a current or valid passport when the voter registration drive is announced for the next general election. We are happy to say that we are meeting our objective in New Providence after the summer rush. We are producing our passports now within14 days, said Donald Cash, undersecretary at the Passport Office. During a three-month perio d June, July and August 9 ,725 applicants enrolled and 1 2, 278 e-passports were issued i n New Providence. In Grand Bahama, 2,124 a pplicants applied and 2,155 ep assports were issued; in Miami, Florida, 282 Bahamians applied and 229 e-passports were issued. We were able to implement a two-shift system to meet the challenges of the peak period here at the Passport Office, which lasted from May to the end of August, Mr Cash said. In implementing those twoshift systems we were also able to meet the demands of New Providence, Grand Bahama, the Family Islands, and the overseas missions. T here are nine missions: M iami; Atlanta; Washington, D C; New York; Canada; Lond on; China; Cuba and Haiti. Bahamians are processed in t hose missions but all passports a re printed at the main Passport Office in New Providence. Mr Cash appealed to the public that as they prepare to apply for the e-passport, to bring in photocopies, as well as their original documents; three recent photographs, NIB card, and other relevant documents to verify that they are Bahamians. This would help us to move swiftly their documents through the system so that they can get their passport in an efficient manner, he said. H e also advised that the P assport Office is no longer i ssuing Certificate of Identific ation on a two-page document. Rather, a black bookleti s produced with the relevant f eatures and is issued for five years at a cost of $25. The applicant is advised to provide all relevant documents when applying. Chief Passport Officer Franklyn Dames said another reason to get the new passport is that it is becoming more convenient to have the e-passport for travel beyond the United States, as most countries have in place facilities to read the electronic document. In this vein, he appealed to Bahamians to collect their ep assport. Some have been c ompleted since 2008, he said. M r Dames commended the s taff at the Passport Office for their dedication and hard worki n meeting the demands. T he International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO which the Bahamas is a member, has mandated that by 2010 all countries must begin issuing machine readable passports or e-passports. Since the inception of the epassport in December 2007, more than 100,000 documents have been produced. The modern passport is being upgraded to a more secure one with biometrics features, including facial characteristics, and fingerprinting. Each e-passport holder is required to have a National Insurance Number in order to facilitate the new passport. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Passport Office urging Bahamians to take advantage of slow period KEY LARGO, Fla. MORE than 100 divers collected 534 Indo-Pacific red lionfish during the first concerted effort to reduce the population of the invasive species in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, according to the Associated Press The first of three Keys-based lionfish derbies Saturday attracted 27 teams, which competed for cash and prizes to collect the most, largest and smallest lionfish. The winning group captured 111 lionfish. Lad Akins, of the Reef Environmental Education Foun dation, says unsuspecting pet owners are releasing the non-native fish into the Atlantic, where they have no nat ural predators. Lionfish's growing populations off the southeast U.S., Bahamas and the Caribbean are impacting indigenous fish, because they eat important juvenile reef species such as grouper and snapper. More than 500 red lionfish caught in Keys LAWYERS from the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands will have a rare opportunity to learn some essential practicing skills from several distinguished and well recognised criminal and civilp ractitioners out of London. A group of distinguished Benchers of The Middle Temple Mark Sutton of Old Square Chambers; Stephen Lloyd of 13 Old Square Chambers; Andrew Hochauser QC, of Essex Court Chamb ers; Richard de Lacy QC, of Lincolns I nn; Bernard Richmond, QC; and Jeremy Donne, QC will be conducting a training course from September 14 to 16 att he British Colonial Hilton. A statement issued yesterday said the objective of the course is to improve and build on the existing skills of practitioners in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, in particular the skills of 11 local police prosecutors who were s elected to go through the rigorous training. Topics to be covered include: examination in chief; cross examination, case analysis; criminal applications; civil applications opening a case and use of skelet on arguments; closing a case; and witn ess statements. The statement read: The course, which is only open to 48 participants,c onstitutes a major training event, as the practitioners will find themselves engaged in straightforward exercises in the above mentioned topics; they will have the benefit of having their weaknesses identified and having the advocates demonstrate better techniques. They will also benefitf rom tips on picking through cases, learning about mistakes, hesitation and bad habits frequently practised in court. The course was organised by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, London; the Bahamas Middle Temple Socie ty; and Bertha Cooper-Rousseau, a B encher of the Middle Temple Society of London. It is being sponsored by Charles Russ ell, Solicitors Ltd of London and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Advocacy training courses middle temple master We are happy to say that we are meeting our objective in New Providence after the summer rush. Donald Cash HURRICANE WATCH MIAMI POWERFUL Hurricane Igor is roaring far out in the Atlantic and forecasters expect it to remain over open water through at least the end of the week, according to the Associated Press Igor is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (240 kph track Monday showed it staying well south of Bermuda for the next five days. It's too early to tell if it might threaten land beyond that. Also in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Julia is moving west, away from the southern Cape Verde Islands. Julia's maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph (85 kph and it could soon become a hurricane. Officials issued a tropical storm warning for parts of the Cape Verde Islands including Maio, Sao Tiago, Fogo and Brava. Power ful Igor churning far out in the Atlantic THREAT: This Monday Sept. 13, 2010 satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Igor, right, east of the Northern Leeward Islands and Tropical Storm Julia, right, south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Igor threatened to become a Category 5 storm Monday as it churned far out over the Atlantic Ocean. N O A A / A P P h o t o
C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE Peoples Choice Music Award, a popular c ategory of the Cacique Awards, is on track for r ecord-breaking participat ion from the public, according to Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials. T he 14th Cacique Awards, scheduled for January 28, 2011, will honour t he most outstanding perf ormers in various fields t hat contribute to the Bahamian tourism prod-u ct. A s usual, they will also recognise the most outstanding music entertainers through the Peoples Choice Music Award. This year, the finalists for the Peoples Choice M usic Award for gospel a nd secular music will be determined by public vot ing. A panel of judges will t hen select the winning songs from the finalists, which will be the three gospel songs and three sec u lar songs that receive the highest number of votes. This years voting began a t an incredible pace, said Bonnie Rolle, senior manager of Onshore Commu nications in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation. Already, more than 800 v otes have been registered in the first week of voting. T his compares with more t han 1,600 votes for the three weeks of voting in the last award year, she said. If the voting continues at this pace, we will far exceed public participation i n this award category for a ny previous year, Ms R olle said. This is a clear indication that the publici s very interested in B ahamian music and they look forward to supporting their favourite artists through the Peoples Choice Music Award. The public is able to see all the nominated s ongs and artists at h ttp://www.caciqueawards. com, where they can also vote. One vote is allowedf or the secular category a nd one for the gospel category. At the 13th Cacique Awards, KC WallaceW hitfield walked away with the Peoples Choice Award for secular musicw hile Minister Charles Drake and the CMA Ensemble claimed the win for gospel music. THE Bahamas Humane Society (BHS ated its appeal to the public to help in the effort to have pets and stray animals spayed and neutered. The BHS most recent free spay/neuter clinic was held late last month on San Salvador. The clinic operated under the umbrella of the BHS with the help of volunteers such as veterinarians, vet technicians and other interested persons. Stephen Turnquest, executive director of the Humane Society, said they targetted stray dogs and cats and pets belonging to lower-income families. The clinic also served as an educational resource to encourage better care and offer information about the benefits of spaying and neutering to the island community. During the course of the two and a half days, 45 dogs and three cats were neutered. Mr Turnquest said that BHS would like to thank those in San Salvador who helped organise the clinic and provided a venue for it. Peoples Choice Music Award on course for record results WINNING PERFORMANCE: KC Wallace W hitfield and Charles Drake and the CMA Ensemble perform their award winning songs at the Cacique Awards. BHS appeals for help in spay/neuter effort Contributors to Bahamian tourism product to be honoured in January
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM A COLLECTIONof art k nown as Love My B ahamas comprising 15 m urals and sculptures that h ave appeared throughout the city of Nassau over the summer officially openedl ast night. The art works are part of a joint effort by CocaCola, the Ministry of T ourism, the Downtown Nassau Partnership and the National Art Gallery. T he aim of the art was t o transform historic sites i n downtown Nassau into photo-worthy stop-and-g aze destinations of their o wn. Artists T he collection opened with a cocktail reception attended by artists, gov-e rnment representatives and interested persons f rom the tourism industry. Minister of Culture C harles Maynard and Tourism Minister VincentV anderpool-Wallace were expected to be present for the invitation-only eventa long with international a nd local executives from Coca-Cola. The unveiling was scheduled to take place att he newly remodelled British Colonial Hilton. Also on the agenda in a ddition to formalities was a brief video of the vari ous works and an optionalbus tour following the r eception with artists d escribing their pieces. According to officials, Love My Bahamas is the r esult of the single largest c ommitment to the city of Nassau in the more than 7 0-year history of C aribbean Bottling Comp any, the distributors of Coca-Cola in the Bahamas. C ompany president and CEO Walter Wells called it one step on a long jour ney transforming downtown Nassau into a vibrant, exciting city. Fifteen artists, includi ng two from Grand B ahama and two from the United States, toiled for months creating muralst hat depict Bahamian themes and scenes. Artists include Antonius Roberts, John Beadle,C hantal Bethel, Lillian B lades, John Cox, Claudette Dean, Tyrone Ferguson, Maya Hayuk,J ace McKinney, Toby Lunn, Kishan Munroe, Jolyon Smith, Allan Wallace, Arjuna Watson andD aniel Weise. By MIKE LIGHTBOURN TYPICALLY, homeowners will spend weeks preparing their home for sale, rushing to repair the roof or broken screens or electrical issues or old appliances (not to mention covering the costs of getting the home in model condition). However, there is another novel approach to making your home appeal to buyers its called preventative mainte nance. In other words, starting from this day, look at your home as a prospective buyer would. If you would repair or improve certain features of your home for them, then why not for yourself? Even new homeowners will more than likely one day find themselves on the selling side of the table. It may be difficultto look that far into the future, but life can throw some curve balls that might precipitate a move sooner than you had expected. A growing family, worsening traffic, health issuesor schooling are just a few of the changes that could lead toyour decision to downsize, upsize, or relocate to another area. Keep in mind that any small problems around your home will ultimately develop into bigger ones if neglected and that its always easier and less expensive to fix the small problem earlier on. Get proac tive and enjoy living in a home that is always in selling condi tion. When the time eventual ly comes to move, youll be really glad you did! Tip of the Week: Plan ahead. It makes life down the road so much easier! (Mike Lightbourn is presi dent of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty) Questions or comments? Email me at ask@ColdwellBankerBahamas.com A PROACTIVE APPROACH MIKELIGHTBOURN R EALESTATE Ministers and Coca-Cola execs to officially unveil downtown art GOVERNOR-General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes left Nassau yesterday to attend M exico's 200th anniversary celebrations of Independence in Mexico City. They will return to the Bahamas on Friday. Frank Watson was appointed to serve as Deputy to the Governor-General during Sir Arthurs absence. BIS photo/ Peter Ramsay P e t e r R a m s a y / B I S Governor General heads for Mexico T AKINGSHAPE: W ork takes p lace on the Love My Bahamas collection. Love My Bahamas comprises murals and sculptures
C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM B y PANOS CARIBBEAN KINGSTON Ten young persons from five Caribbean islands (Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago and B arbados) have been selected to be Climate Champions in an innovative one year project being i mplemented by the British Counc il with support from Panos C aribbean. The champions are:V anessa A T Dalmau Domini c an Republic Renee Boyce Drakes Barbados Jervene Simpson Jamaica Nolana E Lynch Trinidad and Tobago Adrian R Campbell Jamaica J ohanny Arilexis Prez Sierra D ominican Republic Handy Acosta Cuellar Cuba C ordia Chambers-Johnson J amaica M ariama OEA Branker Barbados Shashion A Thomas Jamaica These Climate Champions will be meeting for the first time in Jamaica in September, where they will receive training to enhance their leadership, project management and networking skills. They will also get to know each other and learn about the project each oft hem is implementing in their respective country. This is where the magic of net w orking takes place, says Indi Mclymont-Lafayette, regional director for Media, Community and Environment at PanosC aribbean. The 10 will form part of British Councils Climate Generation project which supports young, pas sionate and committed activists( Climate Champions) who lead by e xample and influence their com munities. This project is aimed att hose who are already involved in p rojects that aim to raise awaren ess of, adapt to, and mitigate climate change. The British Council is not an environmental organisation, so the aim of the project is to make connections and develop networkst hat empower them to reach new heights. In that way, the project is made sustainable, since it depends on networks and relationships aso pposed to funding, which can vary over time. The British Council in Jamaica is very excited about the project and we think its a great opportunity to network in the Caribbean and Latin America, said project c o-ordinator at the British Council, C amille Neil. Through Climate Generation, t aking place in 60 countries worldw ide, the British Council aims to g enerate awareness about climate change, reduce its impact and modify future generations habits. In 2010, 100 Climate Champions have been selected in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thesey oung leaders have become a part of a global network of activists. In the Caribbean region, the British Council has partnered with Panos Caribbean for the implementationo f Climate Generation. Panos is an expert in working with media and other information drivers. They are a part of a global network of independent nongovernmental organisations, which enable developing countries to shape and communicate their own d evelopment agendas through i nformed public debate. They work to give a voice to margina lised people worldwide. Panos Caribbean has other proj ects that focus on climate change. In partnership with the National E nvironmental Education Comm ittee (NEEC project called Voices for Climate C hange Education where popular artists/activists tour the island, educ ating communities about climate change and spreading the message through music. T he British Council, the UKs organisation for educational o pportunities and cultural relations, has been seeking innovative ways to combat climate realities. T hey have placed young people at the centre of the effort, believing t hey are the key to raising awareness and finding sustainable solutions. T hough climate change is a risk for everyone in every nation, in many cases nations most at risk,d eveloping nations, contribute the least to the problem and are least equipped to combat the effects. Caribbean countries are not m ajor emitters when it comes to greenhouse gas, but they are particularly affected by climate change. As a tropical region dominated by small island nations, the region i s particularly susceptible to rising s ea levels, more frequent and stronger hurricanes, increased f looding and droughts, increasing mosquito populations and water c ontamination. British Council chooses 10 Climate Champions from the Caribbean VOICES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION MEMBERS: Christopher Amique E arlington, Cordia Chambers-Johnson, Stacy Swaby (project co-ordinator A drian Campbell (from the singing group One-Third VANESSA DALMAU (wearing the blue 350 t-shirt next to the banner the 10 British Council Climate Champions from the Caribbean, at a beach cleanu p in Playa Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic, with a group of motivated comm unity members, all part of her www.350dominicana.org project. Share your news The T ribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbour hoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for impr ovements in the ar ea o r have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti INVESTORS a re planning a new sight for arrivals at P ort-au-Prince's interna tional airport: A seven-story, 240-room luxury hotel ris-ing just past the runway, a ccording to Associated Press. The $33 million project announced Monday is one of the largest private invest ment efforts since the cata strophic Jan. 12 earthquake. Planned for private land that has not been developed in decades, in an area surrounded by slums, the hotel is seen by its backers as a critical step in attracting further development and investment to the impoverished country. The magnitude-7 earthquake killed a governmentestimated 300,000 people and left millions homeless.It also destroyed or damaged most of the capital's few high-end hotels, most notably the total collapse of the Hotel Montana near the mountain suburb of Petionville. "For the reconstruction of Haiti to begin, the guys who are going to build it need a place to stay," partner Edmund Miller told The A ssociated Press. About a third of the funding for the currentlyu nnamed hotel will come from private investors including Argentine energy mogul and developer Ronaldo Gonzalez-Bunster and Haiti's powerful Mevs family, which owns the property. T he rest will be requested from lending organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Miller said. That effort could get a boost from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the U.N. special envoy to Haiti and co-chair of the committee overseeing its reconstruction, who is backing the project. Standar ds The property is described as "self-contained," with its own power plant, water and sewage treatment facilities. It would include a conference center, swimming pool, spa, lounges and other amenities. Developers say it will meet or exceed interna tional earthquake standards. Unlike most of the existing and planned hotels rocked by the earthquake, the new complex will be short drive from the wreckage of down t own Port-au-Prince and near some of the capital's most notorious slums includ-i ng Cite Soleil, where smallscale violence between gangs fighting over aid has recent ly been on the rise. WIN Group managing partner Youri Mevs said the project would raise land val u es in the area and promote rehabilitation of the airport neighborhood. "For the last 10 to 15 years the whole neighborhood's economic vitality has been slowly drained. ... We owe it to ourselves and we owe it to the country" to develop the area, she said. Contractor bidding is expected in October, with construction to be completed within about 18 months. It is not clear if Haitian contractors will be given contracts, though manual labor is expected to employ peo ple from surrounding areas. Groundbreaking is expected by early 2011.Mevs said there currently are no fami lies living on the site, which has been used primarily for agriculture. But families made homeless by the quake fill most of the acres around the airport and could be affected by construction. Luxur y hotel planned f or area near Haiti airport BOSTON AN INFECTIOUS-DISEASEnightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials report ed Monday, according to Associated Press. The U.S. cases and two others in Canada all involve people who had recently received med ical care in India, where the problem is wide spread. A British medical journal revealed the risk last month in an article describing dozens of cas es in Britain in people who had gone to India for medical procedures. How many deaths the gene may have caused is unknown; there is no central tracking of such cases. So far, the gene has mostly been found in bacteria that cause gut or urinary infections. Scientists have long feared this a very adaptable gene that hitches onto many types of com mon germs and confers broad drug resistance, creating dangerous "superbugs." "It's a great concern," because drug resistance has been rising and few new antibiotics are in development, said Dr. M. Lindsay Grayson, director of infectious diseases at the University of Melbourne in Australia. "It's just a matter of time" until the gene spreads more widely personto-person, he said. Grayson heads an American Society for Micro biology conference in Boston, which was buzzing with reports of the gene, called NDM-1 and named for New Delhi. The U.S. cases occurred this year in people from California, Massachusetts and Illinois, said Brandi Limbago, a lab chief at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three types of bacteria were involved, and three different mechanisms let the gene become part of them. New dr ug-resistant superbugs found in three states
individuals claimed to be board members. There has been speculat ion that individuals with inside information played a role in securing a systems c ontract for the Jamaican technology company A dvanced Integrated Systems Ltd (AIS According to NIB sources, AIS was awarded the contract to install comp uter software needed for t he operation of the new National Drug Prescription P lan. S tacey Halsall-Peart, chief o perations officer at AIS, said the company participated in an open bid processw ith several other companies and received no privileged information. dont see how that could have been possible. It was a bid that was tendered. We submitted a bid. Surely t he team who reviewed the b id would have opened it at a roundtable, unless public bids are conducted differ e ntly in the Bahamas. I am s ure there are public records as to how the bid was opened and evaluated, said Mrs Halsall-Peart. T ribune s ources familiar with the process confirmed a team of NIB members trav e lled to Jamaica in the past to view systems and confirm compatibility. He said the trip was not a part of the bid process, as nego t iations do not happen until after the bid. T he source said they w ere looking at systems g lobally for a number of years; and an NIB team had demo sessions with aC anadian company involved in the bid process and a third party making the shortlist. D uring opposition ques tion time in the House of Assembly last week, Golden Gates Member of Parlia m ent Shane Gibson claimed two NIB board members may have resigned or beeni n the process of resigning t heir positions in order to use confidential information obtained to sign contracts with the NIB. It is my understanding t hat there are two members o f the National Insurance Board who are either still members or former members who resigned their positions to be able to get contracts with National Insurance. That they were privy t o confidential information a s a result of them being board members and so they h ave either resigned or are i n the process of resigning i n order to sign contracts with National Insurance. Is the minister responsible forN ational Insurance aware of anything like that? asked Mr Gibson. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, also minister with responsibility for National Insurance, told the MP he w as meeting with Patrick W ard, NIB chairman, that a fternoon. Mr Ward did not return s everal messages left for him y esterday. Mr Ingraham was unavailable for comment. Tribune sources say one of the two people in question is not and was never a board member of the NIB. The Tribune was u nable to make direct contact with that person. The other person in quest ion was formerly a board m ember. Asked about his resignation, the person said the reason he resigned was to take up an executive posi t ion in a business unrelated to the NIB. Holding both positions would not affordm e the time to put in the necessary effort, he said. The person is also the o wner of a private technolo gy company. He said his company is not affiliated with AIS. He had no comment on his personal affiliation. I have no response to those allegations. That has b ecome a political football a nd I am not in a political arena. They need to deal w ith the politicians on that, s aid the former NIB board m ember. The Jamaican company is currently in the process ofi nstalling the project equipment independently; however, Mrs Halsall-Peart said the company would be in need of local representation once the project is launched. Where we are in the n egotiations to be honest, I a m not sure. Whoever is awarded that contract, it isn ot major. There is no sil v er lining; in fact, if there is a company that is just doing that they would go out of business in no time, she said. The local representative will be responsible for func-t ions like maintenance and reinstallation. Currently, AIS has no b usiness partnership with a ny Bahamians, and no pub lic shares in general, said Mrs Halsall-Peart. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM LECTURE DA TE: Thursday, Sept. 16th, 2010 @6PMOctober 21st, 2010Breast Cancer Awareness Speaker: TBANovember 18th, 2010Diabetes Awareness Month Speaker: TBA SPEAKER:Dr.Rashida Brown-Clarke PsychiatristThis Months Topic: Mental Health First Episode Psychosis The First Time You Start To Hear Voices... Aga Khan, propose excavation of two channels into the 349-acre island to provide access for supply barges and to a yacht basin with slips for 20 vessels. Documents made available to The Tribune at the Ministry of the Environment showed communication between the government department and Bahamas Nation-al Trust (BNT protected park and no-fishery reserve, about the proposed development. But when copies of the documents were requested, the file was taken away and made the subject of a meeting. However the EIA conducted by Turrel, Hall and Associates Incorporated in March shows plans to develop the island known as Big Bell Island or Bells Cay north of Conch Cut. The island, 10 miles north of Staniel Cay, was bought as a private family residence and is only accessible by helicopter. Minister of the Environment Earl Deveaux visited the island in a helicopter belonging to the Aga Khan to do a land assessment in June. Construction plans include dredging 2.6 acres of sand flat marine habitat for a channel 14ft deep and 80ft wide into what is nowa brackish salt pond in the south east corri dor. A further 4.32 acres of sand, rock and vegetation would then be from the pond area to make way for dock slips accommodating boats up to 50ft long, and a marina flushing channel if the water quality does not meet environmental standards. The existing barge landing area would be expanded to include a 100ft service dock and 20ft boat ramp accessible by a channel 12ft deep and 100ft wide. Around 6.2 acres of sand and rock would be dredged and excavated for the barge landing area. Construction is estimated to take up to 12 months, and the EIA advises all dredging work to be done within two months. Dr Eric Mueller, of eVm Research and Design, assessed the dredging areas for the EIA and reported, no significant Environmental Impact is anticipated in the project area. He said: Alternatives considered includ ed cutting into one of Big Bell Islands beau tiful crescent beaches to provide an access channel to a private yacht basin in a lush coppice area. However the salt pond is devoid of unique habitat or wildlife, Dr Mueller said. He noted a small micropatch of coral reef in one of the proposed channel areas, and although he said it may not even be considered a reef by some, Dr Mueller explained it sustains several species of coral and fish and could be relocated. The marine biologist also suggested cre ating artificial reefs at the barge landing site. Dr Mueller concluded: The yacht basin alignment will disrupt only on sand flat fringed by subtidal rocky habitat that is routinely subjected to harsh tidal currents. No significant environmental impact is anticipated in the project area and no actions are recommended. And in his assessment of the barge landing, Dr Mueller said none of the planned work is considered significant enough to warrant further mitigation. The use of boat lifts and a sewage pump system in the yacht basin are planned to mitigate environmental impact, while stabalisation of unconsolidated shorelines and turbidty management should be employed in construction. Island of Discovery Ltd has also notified the government and the BNT of plans to build the Bell Island Native Plant Nurs ery for the cultivation of native plants and consistent removal of invasive species. The EIA knows how development of Bell Island is likely to have a positive socio-economic effect as it could create jobs for resi dents of Black Point in Great Guana Cays, 17 miles southeast of the private development. DEU officers and US Customs, along with three other pass engers, to be searched. The three others were later released and allowed to reboard the plane, however the man was arrested after authorities allegedly found the suspected cocaine. Superintendent Anthony Ferguson, officer-in-charge of the DEU, said the investigation is continuing. A well placed source at LPIA believes police knew who t hey were looking for when they boarded the plane. He said: "It had to be a substantial tip off for them (police to be able to target one person. Usually they would send the dogs onboard and ask everybody to get off but this time they took four passengers off it was US Customs and the DEU. The other three passengers were released immediately a nd were allowed to travel I guess they were looking for p eople who fit a description." Bahamas Air's flight was delayed for about an hour due to the incident. Sources have confirmed to The Tribune that the man works at the Airport Authority. Police made a second drug-related arrest around 3pm Sunday in Acklins. T he RBPF, acting on information, executed a search warr ant on a home in Mason Bay. During their search of a car g arage, the officers found a quantity of suspected marijuan a with a street value of $12,000. A 36-year-old man, of Snug Corner, Acklins, is assisting police in their investigations. Favourable assessment for Exuma dredging, excavation plans NIB officials yet to confirm claims made in the House FROM page one c oroners report before further details can be provided. R esponding to information from the public that there was a dead body inside the building, police investigated the compound shortly after 11 am. T he building appeared to be structurally incomplete, as it had no windows or doors, and was said to have been abandoned for some time. R esidents of the area, who were also present at the s cene, said the compound was a popular hang out for men, who congregated at the rear of the building to shoot dice or g amble. One resident recalled a loud dispute between a group of men on Friday night, but noted that shouting and cursing emanating from that area was not unusual. P olice investigations are continuing and members of the public with any information are urged to contact them at 919, 502-9991 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328T IPS (8477 Boy, 13, shot on way home Airport Authority worker allegedly found with $5,000 worth of suspected cocaine FROM page one FROM page one FROM page one CLAIMS: Shane Gibson
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B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T he Bahamas will be unable to operate at our col lective minimum standards o nce it advances to full memb ership in the World Trade Organisation (WTO Chamber of Commerces president warning yesterday that this was a major milestone that would ultimately WTO will force behaviour shift * C C h h a a m m b b e e r r c c h h i i e e f f s s a a y y s s B B a a h h a a m m a a s s w w i i l l l l n n o o l l o o n n g g e e r r b b e e a a b b l l e e t t o o e e s s c c a a p p e e b b y y o o p p e e r r a a t t i i n n g g a a t t o o u u r r c c o o l l l l e e c c t t i i v v e e m m i i n n i i m m u u m m s s t t a a n n d d a a r r d d s s o o n n c c e e f f u u l l l l m m e e m m b b e e r r s s h h i i p p a a c c h h i i e e v v e e d d * A A p p a a r r t t f f r r o o m m t t a a x x r r e e f f o o r r m m , n n a a t t i i o o n n w w i i l l l l h h a a v v e e t t o o a a b b a a n n d d o o n n p p r r o o t t e e c c t t i i o o n n i i s s t t n n o o t t i i o o n n s s , w w i i t t h h W W T T O O a a m m a a j j o o r r m m i i l l e e s s t t o o n n e e a a n n d d s s h h i i f f t t i i n n e e c c o o n n o o m m i i c c l l a a n n d d s s c c a a p p e e * B B a a h h a a m m a a s s w w i i l l l l n n o o t t h h a a v v e e l l u u x x u u r r y y o o f f n n o o t t p p l l a a y y i i n n g g b b y y t t h h e e r r u u l l e e s s SEE page 4B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The International Monetary Fund (IMFo n in stating that the Governments direct debt would hit 50 per cent of gross domestic product (GDPf ormer finance minister said yesterday, as an ex-banker again called for a rate cut thath e argued could cut $80 million off the Governments $208 million interest bill. James Smith, former minis ter of state for finance in the 2002-2007 Christie adminis tration, told Tribune Business that the IMFs initial statement on its 2010 Article IV visit was to be expected, given that the Government was following the classic Fund-advocated response to a recession and fiscal crisis the implementation of austerity measures. The policy response to the economic crisis, the recession, I think is the typical IMF IMF right on over 50% debt threshold hit JAMES SMITH Former banker claims interest rate cut and NIB debt roll over could shave $80m off governments $208 million interest bill this fiscal year SEE page 3B A N action has been filed in theS upreme Court against lawyer Philip Davis by a L iechtenstein foundation accusing him o f wrongfully claiming owne rship of shares in an intern ational metals company, thereby interfering with the Davis hit by share ownership legal action SEE page 4B B y CHESTER ROBARDS B usiness Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org IN LESS than 14 months since the construction start,t he National Stadium has p umped $7 million into Bahamian businesses, its project manager told Tri bune Business yesterday, as the Government readies to meet with sports federation Stadium pumps $7m into local economy WORKERS are making progress on the $30 million National Stadium. In fact, this photograph shows how some of the steel being used to construct the stadium is being removed. Work got started on the stadium in March, 2009, and has been going very well. The new stateof-the-art complex is being built by the Chinese government as a gift t o the Bahamian people. SEE page 3B B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Securities Commission has grave concerns a bout money lenders, brokers and pay day lenders who may be operating without the proper licences, a senior regulatory official telling Tribune Business l ast night that five to six businesses potentially in this s ituation had been brought to its attention. E mphasising that the Securities Commission, in its role of Inspector of Financial and Corporate ServiceP roviders, wanted to protect Bahamian investors a nd crack down on any unlicensed financial services operators, Gawaine Ward, the Commissions deputy legal counsel, said the regulator was giving all unlicensed operators 30 days to prevent themselves with a view to becoming regularised. There has been sufficient of them, Mr Ward said of alleged unlicensed lenders, to my mind,f ive or six that have come to our attention, that we Regulator says five or six more businesses have come to its attention* Says money broking/lending and pay day advances an area that may not have come to the Inspectors attention prior to Commission taking over role in 2008 S EE page 4B BRAVE DAVIS By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T he Canadian company p roposing to construct a $170 million waste-to-energy plant at the New Providencel andfill, a project that could create 50-60 Bahamian jobs, told Tribune Business yesterday it believed its technology was a perfect fit for the Bahamas ambitions to become a global and r egional renewable energy l eader. Bradley Smith, Plasco Energy Groups vice-presi d ent of business developm ent, said the company remained exceptionally keen to be involved in any bidding process for a cont ract to supply the Bahamas Electricity Corporation ( BEC) with renewable energy, even though that process had been placed on hold fort he moment. The last Id heard was t hat the Ministry of the E nvironment wanted to characterise the waste s tream before they continu e the process, Mr Smith t old Tribune Business. It would take the next few months to do that, and then they would re-initiate the process of selecting a waste conversion provider. D escribing Plascos tech nology as the perfect fit for the Bahamas, Mr Smith told this newspaper the facili ty the company proposed for this nation would genera te about 20 Mega Watts (20MW day, some 60 per cent ofB ECs goal to purchase 10 per cent of its daily supply f rom renewable energy p roviders. Adding that Plasco would f inance and construct the p lant itself if selected, at no c ost to the Government, with a facility able to process 110 tonnes per day put together in 18-24 months, Mr Smith said: The Bahamas is looking to $170m project the perfect fit n Waste-to-energy bidder remains exceptionally keen on bid that could create 50-60 jobs if approved n Says it could produce 60% of BECs renewable energy target and divert 99% of waste from landfill, producing 1MW of power per tonne of effluent SEE page 3B
C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Two international fast food restaurant brands and a Bahamian-inspired pizzeria were yesterday confirmed as the final food and beverage outlets for Lynden Pindling International Airports (LPIAU S departures terminal, the airport operator stating that expanded food and retail offerings have created 100 jobs at the airport in three years. The owners of Wendy's (Aetos Holdings (Restaurants Bahamas B ahama Dutch Oven (LPI Concessions) have all signed leases with the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD court at the terminal currently under construction at LPIA. "From a customer experi ence standpoint, it is important f or an airport to have the right mix of retail and food and beverage outlets," said John Spinks, NADs vice-president of commercial development. We wanted recognised brands as well as unique Bahamian offerings for the new facility, and I think we succ eeded in this. The food choices in the new terminal will caterto the broad cross-section of travellers." NAD added that in three years it had increased the com mercial options in the currentUS departure terminal, with food and beverage offeringsg rowing from five outlets with one vendor to 10 outlets with six vendors. Retail outlets had increased from 13 to 24. The LPIA operator said increased retail and food & beverage business has resulted in more than 100 new perma nent jobs at the airport. The new US departures terminal will also feature a Dunkin' Donuts outlet and the Bahamian-themed Kaf Kalik. Based in the current US termi n al, Kafe Kalik will evolve into a sit-down restaurant and bar in the new 247,000 square foot facility set to open in Spring 2011. Dunkin' Donuts and Wendy's were the first franchises brought to the airport in early 2009. We are elated to extend the Wendy's brand to the new US Departures Terminal," said Chris Tsavoussis, president of W endy's Bahamas/Aetos Holdings. "Based on our experience operating Wendy's in the domestic departures lounge, we've proven over the last yearand-a-half that Wendy's is a great fit for the locale and an excellent dining option for both the travelling public and those who frequent LPIA." Expanded airport retail offering creates 100 jobs Telecoms regulator names new leader The Bahamas Telecom munications Company (BTC Talk it Up, an internation al long distance calling card using Voice Over the Internet Protocol (VoIP nology. It is designed to allow res idents and visitors to make calls at considerably lower rates than existing landline technology, offering what BTC said are lower rates to more than 450 countries, including the US, Jamaica, Haiti, Canada and the UK.The introductory rate is 25 cents per minute to most countries for the next 90 days. Marlon Johnson, BTCs vice-president of marketing, sales and business development, said: We are cognisant of the fact that we are in the era of technology, where something is new today and old tomorrow. It is our responsibility to ensure that our residents and visitors are provided with the most modern and reliable service. The need to stay connected is second nature. This is evidenced by the 300,000-plus mobile subscribers, the scores of VIBE Unite users, and the thou sands of residents that use varying forms of social media for information and communication. One of our primary goals is to ensure that in this era of technology we are equipped to deliver prod ucts and services at lower prices to our customers. Customers Customers using the card while travelling to the US, Canada, the UK and Switzerland are charged just ten cents per minute, when using the toll free numbers provided to make calls to the Bahamas. In addition, calls through out the Bahamas will cost only 10 cents per minute. BTC said Talk it Up gives customers up to 76 per cent in savings in comparison to direct-dialling, and there are no connection fees or hidden charges. It can also be used from any BTC payphone free of charge, enabling cruise ship visitors to take advantage of the product. Talk it Up is BTCs sec ond calling card solution. BTC partnered with Net2Phone, its strategic partner for its VoIP solutions, VIBE Unite and Busi ness Vibe, to deliver the product. Talk it Up can be purchased from any BTC Multi Service Centre, authorised wholesalers or from regis tered phone card vendors in New Providence and the Family Islands. BTC alks up calling card P ROMOTED: U sman Saadat n Wends, Quiznos and Bahama Dutch Oven last three tenants for LPIAs new US departures terminal n Airport operator says food and beverage offering has grown from five outlets to 10, and one vendor to six, with retail up from 13 to 24 N EWIMPROVEMENT: I n this 2009 file photo, a new entrance to the US departures lounge marking the removal of a second security screening station is officially opened by Tourism and Aviation Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace. The Minister celebrated the removal of what he said was one of the most annoying things in his life and welcomed the smoother process for those travelling to the United States who will now have more time to enjoy the airport's improved facilities before boarding their flights. We wanted r ecognised brands as well as unique Bahamian of ferings for the new facility, and I think we succeeded in this. The food choices in the new ter minal will cater to the broad cross-section of trav ellers." John Spinks The communications sector regulator, the Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCA has promoted Usman Saadat to the post of chiefe xecutive with effect from October 1, 2010. Mr Saadat, URCAs current director of policy a nd regulation, has 15 years of global experience in regulation and competition strategy. He has served as an advisor to major regulatory p rojects for the European Commission, having led projects for the European and Asian national t elecommunications regulators, including OFTEL in the UK, ODTR in Ireland and OFTA in Hong Kong. M r Saadat also has significant experience in the Caribbean and its service providers, having serveda s chief executive of Cable & Wireless (now LIME o perations in St Lucia, as well as in the Seychelles. Wayne Aranha, URCAs chairman, in a statement issued yesterday expressed a heartfelt thank you to outgoing chief executive, Michael Symon e tte, for his commitment and leadership of the organisation during his term as chief executive, which comes to an end on 30 September, 2010. Stability During a period of significant change, Mr Symonette provided stability and direction, and the organisation benefited from his sound adviceb ased on the benefit of long-term service with the industry and Government of the Bahamas." URCA announced that Bahamian Donovan Dorsett will assume the role of director of policy andr egulation on an interim basis while a competitive search is launched for Mr Saadats replacement. Mr Donovan joined URCAs predecessor, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC 2005, and currently has responsibility for licensing and enforcement as the senior officer. Mr Dorsett was admitted to the Bahamas Bar a s a counsel and attorney-at-law in October 2000. H e has attended numerous regulatory courses, workshops and seminars, and will be commencing a nine-month certification course in Economics for Competition Law at Kings College, London, in October. URCA, meanwhile, said it had also found recruits for the senior case officer posts for legal and eco nomics respectively. One is Bahamian, the other a Caribbean national, with the legal man set to begin duties on September 27, 2010.
C M Y K C M Y K B USINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM response, and I think they would have advised the Government accordingly, Mr Smith added. Thats the initial prescription for dealing w ith a recession; bite the bull et...... The austerity Budget is the classic IMF response to this type of crisis, so I would have expected the IMF to encourage the Government to respond they way they h ave. More interesting, said Mr Smith, would have been the Funds thoughts on whetherthe Governments response t o its fiscal woes, namely the $100 million worth of tax increases in the 2010-2011 Budget, was the best option available. The IMF gave no opinion o n this, and Mr Smith said: They seem not to have com mented on the measures in terms of the appropriateness of doing it all at once the tax increases to try and restore fiscal balance. Normally, with other countries, the recommendations are implemented over a period of time, for example three years, and targets set. Expressing scepticism as to w hether the Government w ould hit its forecast fiscal goal of $200 million in extra revenues for 2010-2011, some$ 100 million of which are set to come from tax increases, Mr Smith the Governments d irect debt, as a percentage o f GDP, is already at 50 per cent taking into account the recent $150 million registered s tock issue. If correct, the central gov ernments direct debt is a lready ahead of the 47.3 per c ent projected by the Gov ernment for end-June 2010, and above the 49-plus per cent forecast for end-fiscal 2010-2011. Both projections were contained in the MayB udget announcement. Theyre pretty right on with that, Mr Smith said of the IMFs 50 per cent gove rnment debt statement, and it is likely to be higher if we do not have the tourism i ndustry performance that we need. While the current level of g overnment debt was worrying, Mr Smith said it was not unmanageable. He added: Its the trajectory, if it cont inues to rise year after year, where the worry comes in. We will have to see what t he outcome is, because unless there is some extraordinary item, I think the performanceo n the revenue side will be a little down, and when that happens the deficit will be higher than anticipated. The IMF, the former minister said, would assess the direction of economic performance and whether the mea sures have succeeded in bridging the revenue/expenditure gap, and whether the tax increase yields the amounts the Government anticipated. Meanwhile, Al Jarrett, the former BEC and Bank of the Bahamas International chairman, suggested to Tribune Business that both the Gov ernment and IMF were now using GDP estimates of $6.7 billion that had been revised downwards due to the contraction resulting from the recession. Unlike Mr Smith, Mr Jarrett suggested that the gov ernments direct debt now stood at 52 per cent of GDP as a result of the recent $150 million government registered stock issue. Factoring in the contingent liabilities that the Government had guaranteedon behalf of public corporations, amounting to 8 per cent of GDP, and Mr Jarrett sug gested the total national debt was approaching 60 per cent. And the former banker again reiterated calls for the Central Bank of the Bahamasto cut its discount rate. He also urged that the National Insurance Board (NIB over some $155 million in government securities due to mature by 2015, extending their lifespan to 10 years, in addition to converting last years $300 million bond issue to a more favourable LIBORbased rate. All these actions, Mr Jarrett said, cut could $80 million of the Governments $208 million interest bill forthe 2010-2011 fiscal year. IMF right on over 50% debt threshold hit FROM page 1B h eads this weekend to vet legi slation that would pave the way for the facilitys public/private management. Iram Lewis said a consor tium of Bahamian businesses have benefited from the sta diums construction to date, including heavy equipment rental companies and food vendors. And with less than a year of build-time left, more money is expected to enter the Bahamian economy through the stadium project. Technical project manager, Yiqing Sun, told reporters last year that as much as $18 million could be pumped into the Bahamian economy before completion of the stadium, which is being erected as a gift to the Bahamas from the Chinese government, valued at $30 million. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Charles Maynard, said Saturdays sports conclave with stakeholders and fed erations heads will seek to end with a unanimous thumbs up for legislation that will be one of the most important pieces on the present governments agenda. Modern The legislation will create a sports authority that will gov ern athletics in this country, and create a management body for the new stadium, said to be the most modern in the region. Sports Tourism Director, Tyrone Sawyer, said the sports authority, when formed, will focus on branding the new stadium from the outset by bringing in an internationallyrecognised company to augment its management. According to Mr Maynard, the sports authority will be the local authority while they will have a strategic partner in the private, international entity. We do not have anyone as yet, he said. We have to establish an authority first, but a number of people have expressed interest. The new stadium has already been raised more than 55 feet from the ground, with a recognisable grandstand in place and private luxury boxes constructed. Mr Lewis said the stadium is expected to be complete by June 30 next year. He revealed that the Government hopes the July 10 independence celebrations will be the stadiums first major event. Part of the stadiums success will fall on the Governmen ts road improvement project, which will allow the easy exodus of the 15,000 person capacity of the stadium and the 2,500 vehicle capacity of its parking. Mr Lewis said several road changes will be made, including increasing the number of lanes on several roads and turning the main sports complex entrance at Thompson Boulevard into a VIP entrance for the new stadium. The stadium itself will meet the standards of internation al bodies such as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association). Stadium pumps $7m into local economy FROM page 1B CHARLES MAYNARD implement technology to assist in a number of areas, including avoiding climate change. G iven that Plascos system was designed to reduce greenh ouse gas (carbon emissions ton of waste processed by its facility, the Bahamas could p otentially earn two tonnes of carbon credits. If a Bahamasb ased Plasco plant processed 500 tonnes of waste per day, s ome 1,000 carbon credits could be earned by this nation, for e xample. The Bahamas is looking to implement technology to a ssist in extending the life of the landfill, and given that our system has successfully diverted waste, it will allow them to take the [Tonique Williams-Darling Highway] land-f ill and extend it out for a much longer life, Mr Smith told Tribune Business. My sense with the Government and the Ministry of the Environment is that theyre looking to do things that the r ight things to do, and are looking to take a leadership position in the Caribbean and the world. This system will allow them to add to this leadership p osition in terms of environmental efficiency and stewards hip. We remain exceptionally keen. We continue to be e ngaged where we can, and firmly believe we have the best technology for the Bahamas. The benefits of our system are aligned, we believe, with t he policies of the current administration. It is perfect for an island setting, and represents a step forward in the way the country views the importance of waste management and renewable energy. We continue to remain very interested. Rather than combust or incinerate waste, as many rival systems did, Mr Smith said Plascos system instead drew v olatile gases from waste streams and refined them via plasm a technology, creating an end product that was an energy-rich synthetic fuel. Its much more efficient at extracting the energy, and you g et a lot more electricity per ton of waste, Mr Smith argued. He said Plascos system diverted 99 per cent of municipal sol id waste from the landfill, compared to 80-90 per cent via an incineration process, while his company could generate1 MW of electricity per ton of waste, compared to 0.6-0.7 tonnes. And Mr Smith also told Tribune Business that Plascos sys t em would produce inert aggregate material suitable for use in the construction industry as a by-product. By CHESTER ROBARDS B usiness Reporter email@example.com THE CHAMBER Institute is coming out of its summ er break with a schedule of workshops geared at improving the way business i s done in the Bahamas, a ccording to its president, w hile interim executive director, Winston Rolle,t akes the helm of day-to-day a ffairs and helps champion a merger with the Bahamas Employment Confederation (BECon Khaalis Rolle said that tomorrow the Institute will hold its seminar open to t he public on workplace c onflict resolution at the British Colonial Hilton. A ccording to Mr Rolle, t he seminars are an answer t o the lack of available business education. Were solving that problem through the ChamberI nstitute, he said. The oth er thing of note is employees need to understand how tor esolve issues amongst themselves. Everything doesnt have to be a Battle Royale. In society as a whole, resolving conflict is something we h avent been focusing on. The interim executive director said that later this m onth, the Institute will also h ost seminars focusing on s ervice culture, performance management, competitivee mployee benefits and g rowing your business. Smooth M r Rolle, who could perm anently replace former executive director, Philip Simon, said he was brought in to ensure there was a smooth transition at the Chamber, especially with several Inter-American D evelopment Bank (IDB p rojects in the pipeline. The Chamber is facilitati ng a merger with BECon in a n attempt to consolidate i nterests and resources that are often demanded from both entities by a single par t y. One of the challenges in a small community is there area number of organisations w ith the same constituents, said Mr Rolle. We are try ing to bring together one organisation, a stronger organisation and not to have p ersons a part of two or three organisations. A person can come to one p lace for business training, d evelopment, labour, trade a nd industry. Chamber Institute renews its workshops $170 million project the perfect fit FROM page 1B Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the ar ea or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.
C M Y K C M Y K B USINESS PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 3$8/%$37,67(RI 1$66$8675((73%2;1$66$8 %$+$0$6 require protectionist beliefs to be abandoned and an overhaul of the countrys tax system. Describing full WTO membership, and the process to achieve this, as a signifi cant shift in the economic landscape of the Bahamas, Khaalis Rolle said the private sector and individual entrepreneurs would be required to play by the rules during all trade and economic activity, with a major shift in culture and behaviour also required. Speaking as a Bahamian delegation, headed by minister of state for finance, Zhivargo Laing, and Trade Commission co-chair, Raymond Winder, headed to Geneva for the first meeting between this nation and the WTO working group, which will negotiate the Bahamas path to full membership, Mr Rolle told Tri bune Business: Obviously, this is a major milestone in our development, and it will mean a significant shift in the eco nomic landscape of the Bahamas. Tax reform will be key, with the Bahamas likely to be forced to replace its existing system, heavily reliant on Customs/import duties, with either a sales or Value Added Tax (VAT tions such as the WTO view customs/import duties as barriers to the free flow of trade across borders, and want to either eliminate or significantly reduce them. Weve relied on Customs revenues to sustain us and keep the Government operating over the years, Mr Rolle added, and this process will basically force us to reduce that, and start to look at ways to relin quish our reliance on Customs duties. Itsa major shift. Full WTO membership is likely to take some three years to negotiate at minimum, and once achieved Mr Rolle said there would like ly be minimal short-term impact, given that all nations were usually given time to implement major structural adjustments. However, the Chamber chief urged the Bahamas to start to look at ways to be globally competitive, because we will now be thrust into an environment built on competition, and comparative and competitive advantage. Despite the challenges and adjustments the Bahamas will face in becoming a WTO member, Mr Rolle said there were positive benefits, namely that this nation and private sector would know the rules of the game when it came to international commerce and rely on them for their own protection. The Bahamas would also ensure it was not isolated in the international economy. The Chamber president said: You have a predictable rules system to play by. We wont be left out in the cold when everyone else is jockeying for position. We have a position in defence. Still, full WTO membership will require a major shift in private sector/individual Bahamian attitudes and outlook, and require an end to certain protectionist notions and ideas. Theres a shift in behaviour that has to take place, where we cant operate at minimum standards any more; our collective minimum standard in the Bahamas. Were going to have to operate at the standard everyone else operates by, Mr Rolle told Tribune Business. Im always cautious in evaluating trade liberalisation based on the future. Theres an inherent fear of jobs going to other countries where someone is willing to work for a fraction of what people are paid here. I dont believe thats the case, but we have to understand that the com petitive requirements will be a lot different. Adding that protectionism would become a thing of the past, Mr Rolle explained that he was talking about a base case, where we believe we do not have to play by the rules, rarely accept international standards, and expect leg islators to pass protectionist measures even when they are unwarranted and unfair. The Bahamas would have no option other than to play by the rules when it became a WTO member, Mr Rolle adding: We dont have the luxury of not playing by the rules. I dont care whether you dont like them. The reality is that when youre in a global rules based system, you play by the rules or are penalised by them. WTO will force behaviour shift FROM page 1B i nvestment of that companys assets. D alari Foundation, a family foundation registered in Liechtenstein, was establishedt o hold certain assets in trust for Mr Amir Weissfisch, his wife and children, according to the statement of claim now before the court. The foundation maintains that Mr Davis is not a director of Metals Holding Corporation and that his purported appointment to that position was invalid and unlawful. Mr Davis is being sued in his capacity as trustee of the APW Trust and as director ofM etals Holding Corporation. A ccording to the statement of claim there was a valid transfer or distribution of the legal and/or beneficial ownership of thee ntire shareholding of Metals Holding Cor poration (MHCs uch other person as he nominated on or a bout July 15, 2002, alternatively by the latest November 19, 2003. O n or about December 3, 2003, Dalari F oundations claim continues, Mr Davis became the legal and/or beneficial owner of the entire shareholding in MHC and remains as such. D alari Foundation is now demanding that M r Davis, and two of his staff members who are joined in the action, do all that is necessary to record the Dalari Foundation onM HCs share register as holder of the entire s hareholding of MHC. The case stems from an earlier quarrel between Amir Weissfisch, who ran MetalsR esources Group (MRG brother Rami. MRG, a company registered in the Bahamas, was noted at the time as oneo f Londons most prominent metals trading firms. According to testimony brought before the High Court in London in 2006, Amir claims that his brother failed to honour an agreement to dissolve their partnership. Asa result he sued his brother for $88 million. Rami Weisfisch, who changed the spelling of the family name by dropping an s, denied the claim. According to Amirs claim Rami, about to undergo life-threatening heart surgery in 2001, wanted to ensure that if he died his family would be taken care of. As a result Amir transferred $88 million to Rami and his daughter. Rami survived the operation. Amir told the High Court that a part of the agreement in November 2001 was that if Rami lived the sum of $37.5 million would be repaid to Amir within three months along w ith further sums to be identified. Accordi ng to Amir in his statement of claim Rami f ailed to do this and wrongfully and in breach of the oral agreement (Ramit inues to assert rights over and in MRG G roup (and Group. Metal B etween 1992 and 2001 Amir Weissfisch and Rami Weisfisch conducted a successful world-wide metal trading business as equal partners. The companies throughw hich the business was conducted were l argely Bahamian registered. However, some were registered in the UK and elsewhere. Nearly all of those companies were ownedb y the Trustee of the APW Trust, who had in his discretion the power to make distri butions of any assets or income of the APW Trust to any of the beneficiaries. MHC,t he metals trading company, was held by t he APW Trust until about July 15, 2002. In mid-2002 the two brothers discussed with Mr Davis his taking over as Trustee oft he APW Trust. Mr Davis had for some years been the lawyer for both brothers. In order for Mr Davis to take over as Trustee, it was agreed by Amir and Mr Davis that the shares in MHC would be transferred to two employees in his office to hold as trustees for the APW Trust. The name of the beneficial owner was left blank as is the practice in the Bahamas in these circumstances. The registered office of the Trust was transferred to Davis & Co. As trustee of the APW Trust, Mr Davis directed that Declarations of Trust 3 and 4 be given to Amir. The purpose of the delivery with no conditions attached was to distribute the MHC shares an asset in the APW Trust to Mr Amir Weissfisch. As the name of the beneficiary had been left b lank it was up to Mr Weissfisch to nomin ate whomever he pleased. Mr Weissfisch s hould now have been in a position to deal with those shares as he wished. I n 2003, the statement of claim continued, M r Weissfisch decided to endow the shares in MHC to a family foundation. He engaged the law firm of Walch & Schurti to set up Dalari Foundation. How-e ver, Dalarie was not set up at that time b ecause it awaited the transfer into it of the MHC shares. In November 2003, Mr Weiss fisch verbally notified Mr Davis that he w anted to endow the MHC shares to anoth er vehicle. He did not name the Dalari Foundation. As a result on or about November 10, 2 003 share certificates 3 and 4, and a few days later share certificates 5 and 6 were delivered to Mr Weissfisch by Mr Davis or someone acting on his behalf. I t was held that the delivery of the docu ments by the Davis firm to Mr Weissfisch transferred legal ownership of the entire shareholding in MHC to Mr Weissfisch. Now as owner, Mr Weissfisch had the power to transfer the MHC shares to the Dalari Foundation, according to the statem ent of claim. O n November 19, 2003 Amir Weissfisch delivered the documents to Dr Andreas Schurti for the purpose of establishing the Dalari Foundation and transferring into it the MHC shares. Dalari Foundation was established under Leictenstein law and became the legal and/or beneficial owner of the MHC shares on December 1, 2003. However, English solicitors, acting on behalf of Mr Davis, asserted that MHC has at all material times been an asset of the APW Trust and that representatives of our clients office are the sole registered shareholders of MHC. It also said thatMr Amir Weissfisch has no authority to act on behalf of MHC. Mr Weissfisch was also informed that Mr D avis intended to replace Mr David Rounce as director of MHC and appoint himself in Mr Rounces place. Therefore acting as both Trustee of the APW Trust and as President and sole director of MHC, Mr Davis sought to assert control over MHC, including the assets and investment of MHC, to the exclusion of Amir Weissfisch and the Dalarie Foundation. M r Weissfischs lawyers maintain that Mr Davis appointment was invalid as it was n ot approved by Amir Weissfisch or the D alari Foundation, then the legal and/or b eneficial owners of the shares in MHC. I n 2004 the dispute raised by Mr Davis as to the ownership of the MHC shares was taken to the New York Supreme Court for resolution, but, on an application of Mr D avis, was dismissed because it was not the r ight forum. T he assets remaining in MHC were effec t ively frozen because of the dispute by the d efendants, and in particular Mr Davis, s aid the statement of claim. A ccording to the statement of claim that as trustee of the APW Trust and director ofM HC, Mr Davis almost entirely frustrated t he making of investment decisions by MHC. Before Mr Davis appointed himself as director of MHC, those investment decis ions would be recommended by Amir Weissfisch and implemented by Mr Rounce,o r on Mr Rounces authority, on a speedy and efficient basis. Following his appointment as director of MHC, Mr Davis required that there be consensus from Rami Weisfisch and himself with the investment r ecommendations of Amir Weissfisch. Only v ery rarely was such consensus achieved a nd if it was, there had been such a delay to the investment decision-making process that the effectiveness of the investment decisions w as badly affected. Mr Amir Weissfisch wants a declaration that there was a valid transfer of the entire shareholding of MHC to Amir Weissfisch or whomever he nominated around July, 2002. He wants Mr Davis and his two staff members to record the Dalari Foundation on MHCs share register as holder of the entire shareholding of MHC. He also wants a declaration that Mr Davis is not a director of MHC and that his purported appointment to that position was invalid and unlawful. Davis hit by share ownership legal action FROM page 1B KHAALIS ROLLE thought it best to issue something that addressed the problem, and hope it does not get any worse than it is. Its a grave concern. It has caused us some great c oncern, so to prevent people from o perating in ignorance of what t hey should be doing, we had to do something. Its [the notice] intended to get persons to come in, report to the Commission and find out what it is theyre doing. Mr Ward said that informal m oney/pay day lenders often starte d operating with just a Business L icence, and the issuance of the C ommissions notice, giving them 30 days to regularise their affairs, w as intended to encourage them to c ontact the regulator so it could a ssess the nature of their business and see whether they needed to be licensed under the Financial and Corporate Services Providers Act. Some businesses may be opera ting without knowing they needed such a licence, Mr Ward added,a lthough others were probably a ware and in business illegally Implicitly acknowledging that this sector of the Bahamian economy may not have been fully regulated in the past, Mr Ward told Tribune Business: That sort of activity was probably in an area t hat may not have come to the I nspectors attention prior to us taking over the Inspectors role in J anuary 2008. The concern is for us to get a h andle and address properly those persons who may or may not know. We would like to put them in a position at this stage where theyre properly informed of what they need to operate. Wilful I n its notice, the Commission s aid: The Inspector has taken a zero tolerance policy toward persons found to be operating withw illful disregard for the provisions o f the Act. The Inspectors policy notwithstanding, the fact that there is a proliferation of these types of busin esses operating in apparent ignor ance of the law is cause for conc ern. The Inspector maintains, however, that while ignorance of the law is no excuse, in an effort to temper justice with mercy and to allow persons to maintain a fit andp roper business status, the notice stated that all persons conductingt he business of money lending, m oney broking and cash/pay advances should immediately cease such activity. Operators have 30 days from the issuance of this notice to present themselves to the Inspectors offices to begin the process of b ecoming regularised. Failure to c omply with the Inspectors notice will result in those businesses being r eported to the Police for crimin al prosecution. A nd the Commission added: The Inspector further advises that the notice only applies to businesses who, but for the lack of a license, are legitimately engaged in the practice of cash/paya dvances, money broking, money lending and related services. Persons whose business activit ies include the promotion of getrich-quick schemes, ponzi schemes or deploy any scheme that places the investing public in harms way should know that if discovered by the Inspector, they will be report ed to the Police for criminal pros-e cution and dealt with to the full e xtent of the law. Grave concerns over unlicensed money lenders F ROM page 1B
C M Y K C M Y K I NTERNATIONALBUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM WASHINGTON Republicans and Democr ats clashed Monday over soon-to-expire tax cuts, an issue expected to dominate the U.S. political landscape in the weeks leading up to congressional elections in N ovember, a ccording to A ssociated Press. D emocrats are worried t hat these elections could h and the Republicans cont rol of the House of Representatives and perhaps the S enate. The White House and its Democratic alliesh ope to use the tax cut fight t o cast themselves as defenders of the middle class and Republicans as a party eager to revive the days of the still unpopular former President George W. Bush. We're going to take the n ext 50-some days to con vince the public that's exact-l y what the Republicans w ould do back to the B ush policies," said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on NBC television's "Today" show. Gibbs said the middle class should not be used as ap olitical football by Republicans maneuvering to give tax cuts to wealthy taxpay ers, who he said do not need t he reductions. R epublicans say paring taxes for the wealthy would encourage them and theb usinesses they operate to create jobs. A spokesman for Senate Republican Leader MitchM cConnell said that every S enate Republican has pledged to oppose President Barack Obama's tax-cutting plan. Obama would renew the tax cuts for most people but let the top income tax rate rise back to almost 40p ercent on family or small b usiness income over $250,000. McConnell has said a bill extending the tax cuts for only lowand middleincome earners cannot pass the Senate. Forty-one senators can block a bill with delaying tactics, but McConnell spokesman Don Stewart declined to say whether all 41 Republicans in the 100-member Senate would support such a strategy. At issue is a year-end deadline to renew a variety of tax cuts enacted in 2001, when the federal governm ent was running a budget surplus. On Sunday, House Republican Leader JohnB oehner said he would support renewing tax cuts for the middle class but not the wealthy if that was his onlyc hoice, an indication Repub licans are not united on the issue. O bama waded into the issue, saying in a speech "We could get that done this week, but we're still in this w restling match with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell about the last two to three percent," of the t ax cut. Congressional analysts say renewing the tax cuts for everyone would cost the government $4 trillion over the next decade. With polls showing a broad public anger over spiraling federal deficits, Obama wants to exclude individuals earning more than $200,000 and couples making more than $250,000. Those categories account for $700 billion of the total projected cost. That's a debate we're happy to have," McConnell told The Washington Post. "That's the kind of debate that unifies my caucus." Extended Democrats are not unified behind Obama and their House and Senate leaders. Several Senate Democrats say they would like all of the Bush tax cuts to be extended for another year or two as the economy slowly recovers f rom the recession. "I don't think it makes sense to raise any federal taxes during the uncertain economy we are struggling through," Sen. Joe Lieber man, an independent who aligns with Democrats, said Monday. "The more money we leave in private hands, the quicker our economic recovery will be. And that means I will do everything I can to make sure Congress extends the so-called Bush tax cuts for another year." Treasury Sec retary Timothy Geithner on Monday also urged Con gress to move quickly to extend the tax cuts. Geithner and the administration have tried to make the case that conditions would have been worse without Obama's economic policies, including an $814 billion stimulus package. Geithner said a return to Republican policies would put the economic recovery in jeopardy. "We can't afford to go back to the policies of the past decade when we passed large tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans without paying for them and saw little impact on job creation and years of stagnation in middle class wages," he said. Republicans say the level of spending undertaken by the Obama administration has done little to boost the economy. Instead, it has increased the deficit to unsustainable levels, they say. Republicans and Democrats clash on the Obama tax plan ( AP Photo /Gerald Herbert, File) T OWNHALLEVENT: I n this Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., conducts a town hall event in Springfield, Va. Chances are fading that Congress will allow taxes to rise, even for the nations top earners. Worried about the fragile economy and their own upcoming election, a growing number of Democrats are joining the rock-solid Republican opposition to President Barack Obamas plans to let some of the Bush administrations tax cuts expire. ( AP Photo /Jamie Martin, File) IN THIS NOV. 4, 2008 file photo, then-Democratic Congressional can didate Bobby Bright leaves the Newtown Community Center in Mont gomery, Ala. after casting his vote. Chances are fading that Congress w ill allow taxes to rise, even for the nations top earners. A growing n umber of Democrats are joining the rock-solid Republican opposition to President Barack Obamas plans to let some of the Bush administrations tax cuts expire. NEW YORK New global banking regulations and signs that growth in China is picking up assuaging fears of a steep slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy weighed on the dollar Monday as investors sought out riskier bets that could yield bigger returns, according to Associated Press The euro, used in 16 European countries, gained to $1.2867 in late trading in New York, up from $1.2718 late Friday. The British pound rose to $1.5408 from $1.5354. The dollar dropped to 83.63 Japanese yen from 84.15 yen, not far off a 15-year low of 83.35 yen hit last week. While the dollar faltered, stock markets in the U.S. and overseas got a boost Monday after global banking regulators agreed over the weekend to raise capital requirements for lenders. Investors were relieved that the new rules, which are designed to strengthen bank finances and rein in the excessive risk-taking that caused the financial crisis, would not be fully enforced until 2019. There had been concerns that European banks would have a difficult time complying with strict new rules on higher capital reserves in the near future. Traders tend to buy the dollar, along with currencies considered safe havens such as the yen and Swiss franc, when economic data suggests that growth is slowing down worldwide, or investors are uncertain about the impact of new regulations. The dollar also slid Monday versus cur rencies of countries that are big commodity exporters, such as the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand dollars. Bolster Data released over the weekend in China, a major importer of raw materials, helped bolster these currencies. The reports suggested the Chinese econ omy grew briskly in August. Bank lending increased, as did industrial production and retail sales. "The data helps strengthen views that (the was largely shallow," said Brown Brothers Harriman analysts in a note to investors. The dollar fell to 1.0271 Canadian dollars from 1.0354 Canadian dollars. In other trading Monday in New York, the dollar slid to 1.0085 Swiss francs from 1.0192 Swiss francs and was also lower versus the Mexican peso, Scandinavian cur rencies and many currencies of Asia's devel oping economies. New banking rules, growth in China weigh on dollar INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ( AP Photo /J. Scott Applewhite) PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA reports on the economy as the latest u nemployment figures are released, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Its still the economy stupid. And theres virtually nothing Democrats can do to change the reality before Nov. 2. Time has all but run out for President B arack Obama and his party, which had hoped for a big economic turnaround by the homestretch of the midterm elections. We can't afford to go back to the policies of the pastd ecade when we passed large tax c uts for the wealthiest Americans without paying for them and saw little impact on job creation and years of stagnation in middle class wages. T i mothy Geithner
C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer FAIRFAX, Virginia President Barack Obama is imploring voters to support his par ty's economic policies even though he acknowledged that those policies haven't brought about a recov ery less than two months before the midterm elections, according to Associated Press Amid unemployment that continues to hover near 10 percent, Obama is looking to refocus his efforts on the economy, seeking to ease the worries of anxious vot ers and Democratic lawmakers who fear that the sagging economy could lead to sweeping losses for their party. "We stopped the bleeding, sta bilized the economy, but the fact of the matter is the pace of improvement has not been where it needs to be," Obama said during a back yard town hall in a wooded, middle class neighborhood in Northern Virginia. Accelerate Obama said that additional eco nomic measures including the package of infrastructure invest ments and business tax incentives he proposed last week would help accelerate growth in the shortterm, while also paving the way for more sustained mediumto long-term growth. The proposals would require congressional approval, an unknown prospect given Washington's highly parti san atmosphere. Obama also called on the Senate to pass a small business bill that has languished on Capitol Hill. The legislation calls for about $12 billion in tax breaks for small businesses and includes a $30 billion fund to encourage banks to lend to them. Obama spoke at the home of a family, who saw their retirement and college savings for their two children suffer during the economic downturn. The mother recently decided to go back to work as a part-time administrator at a local preschool in order to increase their income. Attacks The president continued his attacks on House Minority Leader John Boehner, with whom the administration has been sparring over Boehner's support for an extension of tax cuts for the top 2 percent of income earners. At issue is a year-end deadline to renew tax cuts enacted in 2001 under former President George W. Bush. Obama wants to renew the tax cuts for most people, but let the rate for top earners rise back to almost 40 percent on family or small business income over $250,000, a move that the White House says would save the government $700 billion. On Sunday, Boehner said he would support renewing tax cuts for the middle class but not the wealthy if that was his only choice. But a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that every Senate Republican would oppose efforts to extend only the tax cuts Obama is advocating. The White House and its allies hope to use the tax-cut fight to cast themselves as defenders of the middle class and Republicans as a party eager to revive the Bush administration's policies. "We can't give away $700 bil lion to folks who don't need it," Obama said. Despite the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill, Obama said he still believes there are opportunities for Republicans and Democrats to work together on several key issues, including bringing down the federal deficit, clean energy legis lation, education and immigration reform. FOCUSONUSECONOMY M ATT GOURAS, A ssociated Press Writer BUTTE, Montana S ome of the biggest names in business said Mond ay that they see a bright f uture for the economy, with f amed investor Warren Buff ett declaring the country and world will not fall back i nto the grips of the recess ion. "I am a huge bull on this c ountry. We are not going to have a double-dip recession at all," said Buffett, c hairman of Omaha, Neb.based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. "I see our businesses c oming back across the board." Buffett said the same t hings that worked for the country through a century of two world wars, a depress ion and more all while increasing the standard of living will work again. He s aid banks are lending mone y again, businesses are hiring employees and he e xpects the economy to come back stronger than ever. "This country works," Buffett said during a question-and-answer session via video at the Montana Eco n omic Development Sum mit. "The best is yet to come." T he likes of Buffett, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and General Elec t ric Co. Chairman Jeff Immelt told the nearly 2,000 business leaders, governm ent officials, aspiring entrepreneurs and others at t he summit that things are g etting better. They also o ffered some ideas for what needs to be done. Ballmer said there soon w ill be more technological advancement and inventiont han there was during the I nternet era. That will help drive business growth, he said. "I am very enthusiastic what the future holds for our industry and what our indus t ry will mean for growth in other industries," said Ballmer, whose company is based in Seattle. Internet He envisions new tech n ologies that move beyond the Internet to tie together computers, phones, televi sions and data centers to c reate amazing new products. And the pace of inno vation will increase as tech nology makes workers more productive. "All areas of science today are moving forward m ore quickly," Ballmer said. "The speed of scientific breakthrough is accelerat ing." The conference was organ ized by U.S. Sen. Max Bauc us. The Montana Democrat said it leaves "bickering and n ame-calling" back in Washi ngton, D.C., so leaders can f ind good ideas. Immelt said angry political r hetoric is not helpful and headlines are too focused on f inding negative indicators. H e said business at GE, one of the world's largest companies, is improving. Immelt said the country is g oing to need to adjust, though. The economy since the 1970s has been driven by consumer credit and a misguided notion in buildi ng a "lazy" service econo my, he said, and manufacturing, with an aim to reduce the trade deficit, is the key. "It was just wrong. It was s tupid. It was insane," Immelt said of the push for a s ervice-based economy. The future of the economy h as to be as an exporter." H e said Fairfield, Conn ecticut-based GE is now finding it profitable to build manufacturing and servicec enters in the United States r ather than overseas, because it is more competitive to do so. More invest ment is needed in technology innovation, exports need t o be rejuvenated, and clean energy and affordable health c are need to be given top billing for policymakers, I mmelt said. But the corporate leader s aid he recognizes a polariz ing environment in Wash ington makes it unlikely a national energy policy and other helpful guidance will ever take hold. Instead, he urged local business leaders and government officials in the audience to come up with their own local solutions. Anger is not a strategy. Anger does not create g rowth. Only optimism creates growth," he said. "Be the contrarian. Everyone is mad today. Be happy." ( AP Photo /Seth Wenig. file) U PBEAT: I n this Feb. 22, 1020 file photograph, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett is interviewed before lunch with officials from Salida Capital, a Canadian Investment firm, in New York. Famed investor Warren Buffett said Monday. Sept. 13, 2010, there will be no double-dip recession as some fear.H e says banks are lending money again, businesses are hiring employees and he expects the country to c ome back stronger than ever. Buffett, Ballmer predict bright economic future INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MORE INVENTION: In this March 2, 2010f ile photo, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmers peaks in Santa C lara, Calif. Ballmer said Monday, Sept. 13,2 010, there soon will be more technological advance ment and invention than seen during the Internet era. He says that w ill help drive business growth. ( AP Photo /Paul Sakuma, file) ( AP Photo /Pablo Martinez Monsivais) TABLE TALK: President Barack Obama visits the home of John Nicolas and Nicole Armstrong who live with their twins Trevor and Olivia in Fairfax, Va., Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. Obama says his policies have stabilised economy I am a huge bull on this country. We are not going to have a doubledip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back across the board." We stopped the bleeding, stabilized the economy, but the fact of the matter is the pace of impr ovement has not been where it needs to be. President Obama W arren Buffett
LIZ ALDERMAN c.2010 New York Times News Service@ OSLO Rising long-term unemploy ment, especially among young people, poses the next big threat to the global economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund warned on Monday. lower growth is forcing gov ernments to expand social safety nets and stimulate job cre ation even as they rein in finances. But with hundreds of millions of people unemployed worldwide, Dominique StraussKahn, the managing director of the IMF, said the financial crisis "won't be over until unemployment significantly decreases." Strauss-Kahn urged governments to start factoring back-towork policies into their overall equation for stoking growth.He added, in remarks at an employment forum with the International Labor Organiza tion, that a failure to halt persistent high joblessness could fan social tensions in several countries and restrain growth over time. Youth unemployment in the 33 countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has risen 18.8 percent from 2007 to 2009, or by about 4 million people, with the sharpest hits in Spain and Ireland, according to agency calculations. The percentage of people in the 33 countries out of work for 12 months or more was stuck at around 24 percent last year, down from more than 30 percent a few years ago, but still too high for many policy makers. While governments hit by the financial crisis have had to tighten their belts, in part to address investor concern about rising debt, countries that need to rebuild credibility should first reallocate spending to get the long-term unemployed and young people back into the labor market, said Olivier J. Blanchard, the IMF's chief economist. ''Within any given budget, this is probably more useful than spending the money to build some road to somewhere," he said in an interview. Countries that have so far avoided the harsh judgment of financial markets could afford a small increase in debt to ward off persistent joblessness, Blanchard said. He added that such a move could pay for itself in the form of increased economic activity. The European Union said on Monday that growth in Europe this year was already starting to cool, after rising more quick ly than expected in the winter and spring to an estimated 1.7 percent, from 0.9 percent. The pace is weakening as govern ment stimulus measures fade and austerity programs kick in, while businesses remain reluctant to hire. Policy makers at the conference referred to the prospect of rising long-term unemployment as a crisis, espe cially for millions of young people who were finishing their education and eager to work, but who found themselves shut out of the labor market. Youth unemployment, in particular, is taking on greater urgency as governments look for ways to finance the pensions and health care of large num bers of retirees in coming years, especially in developed countries. Perhaps the bigger danger, conference participants said, is that a psychology of permanent unemployment could set in, especially among the young, setting the stage for what Strauss-Kahn said would be "a lost generation of people disconnected from the labor mar ket." A persistent inability to drive employment would pose other undesirable challenges for societies, he said, including rising health risks and health care costs, and educational challenges for children of unemployed parents, especially in lower-income countries with poor safety nets. Juan Somavia, the director general of the International Labor Organization, said 210 million people were looking for work around the world after the financial crisis, and that 440 million jobs would need to be created in the next 10 years. Politicians speaking at the conference, including Prime Minister George A. Papandreou of Greece and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, did not discuss how their countries or others with shaky finances would pay for the immense costs of a wish list that included increasing training for the unemployed and propelling job creation for the private sector. But Papandreou, who has slashed pensions and wages as part of an austerity plan, referred repeatedly to billions of dollars that banks and corporations had stashed away in offshore tax havens. He said that an eventual repatriation of these funds could help offset governments' efforts to repair the human costs of the financial crisis. Flushing out that money, the subject of an apparent new push by some European gov ernments, would be a challenge, he acknowledged. C M Y K C M Y K I NTERNATIONALBUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 7B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.261.00AML Foods Limited1.011.010.000.2500.0404.03.96% 10.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 6.184.90Bank of Bahamas4.904.900.000.5980.2608.25.31% 0.580.18Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.1680.09018.82.86% 2.152.14Fidelity Bank2.172.170.000.0160.040135.61.84% 1 2.509.62Cable Bahamas10.7710.770.001.2120.3008.92.79% 2.842.50Colina Holdings2.502.500.000.7810.0403.21.60% 7.005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.696.690.007000.4220.23015.93.44% 3.651.90Consolidated Water BDRs1.781.76-0.020.1110.05215.92.95% 2.551.60Doctor's Hospital1.901.900.000.6270.1103.05.79% 6.995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 10.208.50Finco8.808.800.000.2870.52030.75.91% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.749.740.000.7200.35013.53.59% 5.513.75Focol (S)5.465.460.000.3660.17014.93.11% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 5 .595.00ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.0120.240465.84.29% 10.509.92J. 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(Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas Supermarkets5.016.0114.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.49041.4005CFAL Bond Fund1.49043.59%6.42%1.475244 2.92652.8266CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.91150.85%0.23%2.926483 1.55021.4920CFAL Money Market Fund1.55022.86%3.91%1.533976 3.20252.8522Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.8216-9.47%-9.40% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.41100.33%3.32% 109.3929101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund109.39295.20%7.60%107.570620 105.779593.1998CFAL Global Equity Fund100.1833-1.52%3.56%105.779543 1.12231.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.12723.43%5.28% 1.09171.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.09482.51%6.10% 1.11981.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.12753.37%5.64% 9.59559.1005Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.59552.71%5.96% 11.236110.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.3734-3.69%3.38% 10.00009.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 39.1708-8.29%-8.29% 7.96644.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund7.5827-1.74%11.58% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Jul-10 31-Aug-10 103.987340 101.725415 30-Jun-10 31-Aug-10 NAV 6MTH 1.452500 2.906205 1.518097TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-10 30-Jun-10 31-Aug-10 27-Aug-10 31-Jul-10MARKET TERMS31-Aug-10 30-Jun-10CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)31-Aug-10BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 31-Jul-10 31-Aug-10 SAMANTHA BOMKAMP, AP Airlines Writer NEW YORK U.S. airlines were late more often in July than a year earlier, but there were only 3 planes stuck for more than three hours, the government said Monday, according to AssociatedPress Although there were more late flights in July, the on-time rate for the country's biggest airlines in the first seven months of this year was the third best in 16 years. The nation's largest airlines operated 76.7 percent of flights on time in July, down from 77.6 percent in July 2009. The ontime rate in July was better than the month before, as incidents of severe weather that delayed planes declined from June to July. The airlines canceled more flights than a year ago, but there were fewer cancellations in July than in June. The best at getting customers to their destinations on-time was Hawaiian Airlines, which traditionally holds the top spot. Hawaiian was followed by Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, operated by parent company UAL Corp. The airline with the worst on-time rate was ExpressJet Airlines, which operates regional flights for United and Continental. Comair, Delta's regional unit, and Delta's main operations were only slightly better. Passenger complaints to the DOT soared in July from a year ago, up 32.3 percent to 1,094. Some of the spike can be attributed to a recent option added to the DOT website that allows travelers to e-mail complaints about airlines. Most of the complaints in July were about problems with cancellations and delays. Gripes were down about 23 percent from June. Bags Airlines got more bags where they were supposed to go in July compared to a year earlier, but the mishandled baggage rate was up from June. Only three planes were stuck on the tarmac for more than three hours in July, compared with 161 a year earlier. All three were American Eagle flights leaving Chicago's O'Hare on July 23, a day whena severe thunderstorm in the area kept many planes sitting on runways. All three flights went back to the gate and were canceled. Three flights also were stuck for more than three hours in June, all on the same day June 18 at O'Hare when thunderstorms and strong winds battered the area. Weath er accounts for a large portion of air traffic delays. In May, the first month a new DOT rule took effect threatening hefty fines for tarmac delays of three hours or more, DOT originally said that five planes were stuck on the tarmac for more than three hours. After an investigation DOT said four of the five flights all operated by Unit ed didn't count as violations because passengers were given a chance to get off the plane. That leaves one possible violation in May, a flight run by Delta. C HRIS KAHN, A P Energy Writer N EW YORK R etail gasoline prices i ncreased Monday as crews continued to work on a broken Midwest pipeline that transports a quarter of the oil imported from Canada to the U.S. Retail gas prices added a p enny overnight to a national average of $2.709 per gal lon, according to AAA,W right Express and Oil P rice Information Service. A gallon of regular unleaded is 5.2 cents cheaper than it w as a month ago and 13.6 c ents higher than it was last year. The national average was s kewed by abnormally high er prices in the Midwest, where Enbridge Energy's crude oil pipeline broke.T he Line 6A in Romeoville, I ll., about 30 miles from Chicago, is part of a systemt hat transports oil from w estern Canada to U.S. refiners. Marathon Oil Corp., which operates a refinery in Robinson, Ill.,a bout 225 miles south of Chicago, would not comment on whether it faced shortages because of the pipeline shutdown. Tom Kloza, publisher and chief oil analyst at Oil Price I nformation Service, said the pipeline helped push wholes ale gas prices in the Midw est about 30 cents per gal lon higher than the West Coast and 15 to 20 cents per gallon higher than the EastC oast. The jump in prices is "based mostly on perception," Kloza said, as the U.S.c ontinues to sit on the largest supply of oil and petroleum-based fuels on record. F uel supplies may be tighter in the Midwest as farmers harvest their crops and push diesel demandh igher, but refineries are still receiving oil despite the pipeline problem, he said. "In the meantime, if you're someone who needs to buy 100,000 barrels of gasoline or diesel by the end o f this month, there's proba bly a little bit of panic set ting in," Kloza said. The price of oil and gasoline have surged on spotm arkets as doubts linger about when Enbridge can get the pipeline back up and running. Stung That's pushed gasoline a nd diesel prices higher, Kloza said. According to the Oil Price I nformation Service, m otorists in Warren, Ind., have been stung with the biggest price hikes. Pump prices there have soared 34.7 cents per gallon since Sept. 1. Boyd, Ky., saw an increase of 34.3 cents per g allon in the same time, and H illsdale, Mich. saw prices jump 32.4 cents per gallon. Enbridge, based in Houston, wouldn't say when thep ipeline would be operating again. An estimated 6,100 barrels of crude oil were spilled last week after thep ipeline broke. The futures contract for benchmark crude also increased Monday, risinga bove $77 a barrel. Prices followed the stock market higher as investors cheered reports that Chinesei ndustrial production was accelerating. China said over the week end that manufacturing rose 13.9 percent in August from a year ago, faster than the 13.4 percent growth pace in J uly. A weaker dollar also c ontributed to rising oil prices by making crude cheaper for investors holding other currencies. B enchmark crude for October delivery added 74 cents to settle at $77.19 a barrel on the New YorkM ercantile Exchange. In London, Brent crude rose 87 cents to settle at $79.03 a barrel on the ICEF utures exchange. In other Nymex trading in October contracts, heating oil rose 1.83 cents to settle at$ 2.1227 a gallon and gasoline added less than a penny to settle at $1.9806 a gallon. Natural gas gained 5.5 cents to settle at $3.938 per 1,000 cubic feet. ( AP Photo/Paul Beaty) C LEANUPSITE: A n inspector from The National Transportation Safety Board photographs at the cleanup site where an oil spill caused by a l eak in a Enbridge Energy Partners underground pipe in Romeoville, Il., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Enbridge to stop all the flow of oil by noon Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma IN THIS SEPT. 8, 2010 photograph, a Costco customer pumps gas a t a Costco in Redwood City, Calif. Oil prices jumped above $77 a barr el Monday, Sept. 13, extending gains for a second trading day after a leak forced the closure of a Chicago-area oil pipeline and disrupted supplies to U.S. Midwest refineries. Oil, gasoline up on US crude pipeline leak Airlines late more often in July than year ago INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IMF warns of long-term unemployment threatening global economic recovery
T O m a n y o w n e r s p e t s c a n s y m bo l i s e ch i ld re n. T h ey depe nd on u s fo r at t enti on, f ood, and shel t er, or car e w hen they are i n j u red or il l an d for social di rec ti on. I t el l the young c oupl es t hat f requ ent my hos pi ta l t hat pe ts us ual l y sha rpen the mat er nal i nst in ct s of t he w oman, and i t is advi s abl e to e xperi m ent w i t h p ar ent i ng a pet be f or e ha vi ng chi l dren. M a ny t i m es ac q ui r i ng a c a t o r d og i s often one of t h e fi rst joint de ci sion s ma de by a ne wl y m arr i ed coup le a nd th e f ir st f ocus of shar ed r es ponsi bi li t y. H o w e v e r w h e n t h e r e a l c h i l d r e n a r r i v e pe t ow n er s m a y s u dde nl y be r e mi n de d th at pe ts a re ani m al s af te r al l. Introducing your pet to a new baby T hi s m us t be a g r a du al p ro c es s Pe t s e s p e c i a l l y d o g s ne e d t i m e t o a d j u s t t o a n ew f am ily me mb e r. W he n yo u a re ap proximately 3-4 m o nths pregn ant, y o u n e e d t o d o s o m e o b e d i e n c e t r a i n i n g wi th your do g. T he comm an ds "si t", s t a y a n d d o w n a r e e s s e n t i a l t o c o n t ro l yo ur do g. A c ur i ous and af f ec t i ona t e p e t c a n u n i n t e n t i o n a l l y h a r m a b a b y Th e b ab y ca n b e s cr a tch e d o r e ve n dr op pe d w h en a f r i en dl y do g j um ps u p on y ou t o i n ves t i ga te I f y o u s us p e c t t h a t y o u r p e t w i l l h a v e a n y t y p e o f b e h a v i o u r a l p r o b l e m b e c a u s e o f y o u r b a b y y o u n e e d to reso l v e that pro blem whil e y ou ca n, b e fo r e t h e b a b y co m es P r ee x is tin g p r o b l e m s a r e o f t e n m a g n i f i e d w i t h t i m e e s p e c i a l l y a s s e e n t h r o u g h t h e e y e s of a s l e e p d e p r i v e d n e w p a r e n t B e f o r e y o ur ba by ar r iv es h om e, pr es ent a bl an ket wi th t h e b aby s cent t o yo ur pet. P ut t hi s b la nke t i n y our pet s spe ci a l p l ac e w her e he s l ee ps It m ay hel p t o ca rr y a d o l l a r o u n d a s a n i m a g i n a r y b a b y Al l ow yo ur do g t o i n ves t i ga t e th e dol l on l y if the animal remains cal m and co nt ro l l ed. Make a t ape re cordi ng of your c rying i nfant at the hospit al and pl ay this at gradually increased volume while y ou pr a c t i c e o be d i e nc e co m m a nd s an d pra i se you r pet fo r desirable beha viou r. When yo ur d og i s un dist u rbed b y t h e r ec o r d in g c o n ti n u e tr a in in g sessions with the tape recording and the doll. When t he baby comes h om e fr o m t he h osp i ta l i t i s be st t o i s ol at e h i m or h er f r o m y o ur p et f o r t he f i r s t f e w da y s T o m i ni m i s e t h e ex c i t em e nt gr e et yo ur p e t c a l ml y wi t h o u t th e b a b y t h e r e Whe n y ou ar e re ady t o i nt ro duc e th e d o g a n d b a b y h a v e a n a d u l t h o l d t h e p e t on a s hor t l ea s h aw a y f r om t he bab y. P r o c e e d s l o w l y o v e r s e v e r a l d a y s b r i n g i ng t he dog c l ose r t o t he baby Kee p t h e d og u n de r c on t r o l w i t h a r e a s s u r i n g an d r e l ax m ann er N o m at t er how w el l yo u t r us t you r pet an i nf ant sh oul d not be le f t a l one w i th any ani m al T h er e ar e w ar ni ng s i gns t o be a w ar e o f I f y o u r p e t h a s a h i s t o r y o f a n y o f t h e f o l l o w i n g y o u m u s t p r o c e e d w i t h ex t re me ca ut i on: 1) Guarding its food 2) Resisting obedience training 3) Hunting for small preys 4) Undisciplined or wild behaviour 5) Aggressive towards you or anyone else If yo u have reason t o s u s p ec t that you r d og m ay h ar m t he b aby a mu zz l e is a wise investment. Although some do gs breeds are more aggressi ve than others towards children, a dog of any bree d can i njur e your c hil d under c ertain circumstances. If you ar e not cer tain t h at yo ur pet i s tr ust w ort hy your c hi ld s s afe ty m ust come first. Hire a babysitter that has e x p e ri en c e w ith p e ts a n d c a re f u lly i ns t r uc t t h em on k ee pi n g t he ch i l d an d d o g s e p a r a t e d D u r i n g v i s i t s w i t h friends who have pets do not let your guard dow n. I nfant s shoul d be cl osel y supervised at all times, even with the most trusted pets, no one, especially c hi l d r en o f an y ag e s ho u l d b e l e f t u na t t en d e d w ith a n a n im al th e y c a n n o t control. Dogs and cats may urinate or d efecat e on baby blankets or baby c lothes or on you r bed Some cats may urinat e and def eca te i n a new born s cri b. These are not acts of malice or jeal o us y. Terr ito rial ma rk ing re lie ve s a pet an xi ety, covering the b abys s ce nt (or yours )with its own. Do not scold y o u r p e t f o r th is b e h a v io u r a s th i s would only increase its stress during adjustments to new circumstances. By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer F OR most women, the monthly period is prob ably their worst time of the month simple because it offsets schedules, and is accompanied by extreme pain and discomfort. T h e w e b s i t e w w w m e d i c i n e n e t c o m e x p l a i n s what is ac t ually happ e n ing in the bo d y a n d w h a t c a us e p a in fu l c y c l e s. W h e n t h e o l d u t e r i n e l i n i n g b egin s to b re ak down mol ecul ar com pou nds c a lled pr o st aglan din s a r e r e l e a s e d T h e s e c o m p o u n d s c au se the m usc le s o f th e ute rus to c on tra c t. W he n t he ut eri ne m usc l es contr act, t hey const rict the blood s u p p l y ( v a s o c o n s t r i c t i o n ) t o t h e e n d o m e t r i u m T h i s c o n t r a c t i o n bl o c ks th e d e l iv e ry o f o xy g e n to th e ti ss u e o f th e e n do m e tr iu m w h ic h, i n turn b rea ks do w n a nd d ie s. Aft er the de a th of thi s tissu e, the ute rin e c o n t ra c t i o n s l i t e r a l l y sq u e e z e t h e o l d e n d o m e t r i a l t i s s u e t h r o u g h t h e c e r v i x a n d o u t o f t h e b o d y b y w a y o f the v ag in a, th e w eb site e x pla in ed The c ra mpi ng se nsa tio ns i nte nsi f y wh en cl o t s or t i s s u e i s p as s e d t hrough the uter us. Some women ma y ha ve m ore in te nse pa in if th ey ha ve a n arro w c an al T ribun e Health s poke t o a few wo ma n wh o prov id ed so me h ome rem ed ie s to th ei r a ch e s tha t c a n a id oth ers w he n i t c om es to me nstru al pa in. T a m e k a G r a n t s a i d f r o m t h e be g in ni ng he r m e nst rua l cy c l e w e re c h a r a c te ri s e d b y h e a v y b l e e d i n g a n d ex tre me pa in I have mens trual period s ver y bad They wo uld ha v e me in p ain a n d I w o ul d e v e n t h ro w u p W h a t I do is t ak e som e A dv il e ve n t ho ugh th e y d o no t re a l l y st o p th e c r a m p s, I ta ke t he m ju st s o t he y c ou ld p ut me to sle e p an d th en I w ou ld g o to see th e d o c t o r so I c o u l d c a l m m e d o w n I s ti ll h ave i nt en s e p ai ns a nd m y menstruals a r e fourtee n d ays so I go th rou g h so mu c h w h en th a t ti me o f t h e m o n t h c o m e s a g a i n sh e s a i d F o r S h a k i r a F e r g u s o n a l i t t l e a ctivi ty do es her bod y go od as it i mpro ve s h er sle ep a nd le sse ns t he i nte nsi ty of c ram ps. M os t wo me n t hi nk wh en i t is t h e i r t i m e o f t h e m o n t h t h e y m u s t b e b ed rid de n. Tho ug h t he re are som e wo m en w ho s e m e ns t r u a ls a r e s o extr eme that th ey don t have t he e ne rgy t o m ov e. W h at I d o d uri ng the on s e t I do s om e low inte nsity e x e r c i s e I g o w a l k i n g o r j o g g i n g a n d e ve n if I h av e c ram ps tha t a re nt so e xt r em e I d o a l i t t l e a er o b ic s as w e ll, she sa id Exercise S h e a d d e d : F o r m e e x e r c i s e act ua ll y wor k s I d on t kn ow i f i t will work for anyone else, P r e c i o u s B r o w n r e l i e s o n t h e he ali ng pow er o f he rbs a s he r remedy during menstruation. I d o n t u s u a l l y h a v e p a i n f u l m e n str ua l pe r io d s. B ut w ha t I d o n t like is that most of the time men st rual c r amps would w ake me up i n t he m id d le o f th e n i g ht an d w he n it does, I do what my grandmothe r did for me. When I lived with her she would get a piece of fresh gin ger bo il i t fo r m e and p ut i t in a c up f ul o f w a te r. An d to pre v e nt th e p a i n f r o m c o m i n g b a ck I w o u l d drink this sort of ginger tea three times a day after all of my meals, Precious Brown said. W h ile hea t therapy wor ks very w e l l N el l y D e a l s a i d a s t o m a ch ma s sa ge from he r p artne r do es h er good too. Ev er sinc e I w as y oung I took a hot c lot h and put it on my s tomach I would also take a steaming hot shower and that was soothing. B ut i f I am i n a p a in I d on t w a nt t o get up, I would ask my husband to ru b m y st o m a c h a n d h i s h a n d s w o r k magic because in no minute time I am knocked out and fast to sleep and when I wake up the pain isnt as it was before I fall asleep, Mrs Deal explained. Who would have ever that pop ping open a can of Pringles would be just as comforting as a stomach massage or a soothing hot shower. W h en I w as y ou n ge r I ha d v er y b a d c r am p s a n d n a u s ea an d my g r a n d m o t h e r w o u l d g i v e m e Pr in g le s p ot a to c hi ps It s so me t hi n g to do with the salt. I do not know why it works, but when I had nau s ea an d morni ng sicknes s when I wa s pr e gnant, potato chips used to settle my stomach and was one of th e on l y t hi n g s I c o u l d k ee p do w n said Michelle Albury. In some cases at home remedies c a n p r ov i d e d c om f o rt b u t i f c r a mp s are extreme, persons should see a doctor. C M Y K C M Y K WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, P AGE 9B T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS P A GE LOG ON T O WWW .TRIBUNE242.COM h e a l t h B O D Y A N D M I N D Menstr uation Easing the aches of Self help for extreme menstrual cramps Children and Pets By DR BASIL SANDS (ARA) From b uying new sup pl i e s t o so ot hi n g f i r st da y j i t t er s pa rent s h ave a lo t t o do t o ge t t hei r kid s r e ad y f or t h e ne w s c h oo l y ea r A n d i f your child has a chronic disease, the sta rt o f sc ho ol may fee l esp ec ially stressful. E r ic a n u r s e a n d fa t h e r o f t w o sons with hemophilia a disease in which a person's blood doesn't clot properly says his family's back-toschool experi ence isn' t all t hat different from everyone else's. But to m a k e s u r e t h e t r a n s i t i o n g o e s a s s m o o t h l y a s p o s s i b l e, h e r e c om m e n d s taking these extra steps: M A K E S U R E T H E S C H O O L C A N R EA CH YO U AT ALL TIMES It's no t eno ugh for the sc h ool to have j u st o ne o r tw o p ho ne n umb er s; ma ke sur e the of fi ce s taf f has home work, mobile and e-mail contact informa t io n fo r bo th par ent s and e me rg enc y backups. T ALK TO YOU R EMPLOY ER AB OUT YOUR SITUATION. For Eric, his sons' i l ln es se s m ea n he oc cas i ona l l y ha s t o v i s i t t h e i r s c h oo l a n d i nj ec t t he m w i t h a d os e o f m e d i c a t i o n. I f y o ur em p l o yer u nderstand s your chi ld's ill n ess, he o r s h e m a y be m o re f l e xi b l e i f yo u n e e d t o l e a v e w o r k s u d d e n l y o r a dj u s t y ou r r e g u l a r h o ur s on c e s c h o ol begins. GET TO KNOW THE SCHOOL NURSE AND OF FI CE ST AFF It s i m por t an t f o r s ch ool s t af f t o kn ow ho w t o r ea ct i f a complication arises with your child. E r ic's so n s' s ch o ol do e sn 't ha ve a nu rse, so h e mak es sure the o f fice st af f knows exa ct ly what to do i f o ne of his children has a complaint. E DUCA TE Y OUR CH IL D'S T EACH ERS. I t s c r i t i c a l f or t e a c he r s t o k no w wh e n to s end a chil d to t he nurse, w he n t o call the parents and how to diffuse p ot e n t i a l t e as i ng f r o m o t h e r s t u d en t s Eric often taps into his local hemo p hi li a aw arenes s group for readi n g m a t e r i a l s a n d D V D s t h a t h e c a n share with his sons' teachers. ENCO URAGE T HE SCH OOL TO TREAT Y O UR C HIL D LIK E A N Y O TH ER S TU DENT. Abo ve al l Er ic want s hi s s ons t o be t r e a t e d l i k e a n y o t h e r 7 a nd 1 0 y earo l d boys. Whil e s a f ety alw ays co m es first his goal is for them t o be ac ti ve i nde pend ent and s pi ri t ed and that's not possible if they're sit ti n g on th e si d el i ne s o r r ec ei v i n g s p eci al t rea tm e nt f r om te ac her s or s ta ff ASK FOR ACCOMMODATIONS, BUT ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. It's impor tant to have a thoroug h underst andi n g o f s c h o o l p o l i c i e s a n d f e e l em p o we r ed t o as k f o r a n e xc e p t i on i f it's necessary to your child's health. For example, if your child can't car ry a heavy backpack, it may be easi er for him to use a rolling suitcase, wh i ch many s ch ools pro hibit. T alk to sch ool ad mi n i strato rs if a situation like this arises. RECO GNI S E THAT EVER Y CHILD IS D IF F E R E N T E v e n a mo n g c h i ld r e n with the s a m e conditi o n, t h ere are s e ve r a l va r i a bl e s ho w t h e c h i l d f e e l s about his disease, how frequent and seve re his sy mptoms are an d ev en wh et h er h e w an t s o t he r ki d s t o k no w a b o u t h i s i l l n e s s M a k e s u r e t h e s c h oo l u n de r s t a n ds a n d r e s p e c t s y ou r child's individual situation. E D U C A T E A N D E M P O W E R Y O U R C H I L D A B OU T H I S D I S E A S E I t s i m p o r tant for your child to know his body and illness so he can act responsibly i n any sit uation. Eric 's sons attend local camps and seminars to better u nd er s t an d t h ei r he m op hi l i a a nd t h i s k nowl e dg e h el p s k ee p t he m sa f e a nd confident during the school day. DON'T LET THE DISEASE TAKE CON T R O L E r ic's fami ly's philosophy i s tha t hemop hili a is just a ch allenge t h e y h a v e t o m a n a g e it d o e s n t d efi n e their fa m ily o r dictate the i r d ecision s. He w an ts oth er fa mi lies to know that even if they're dealing wit h a n i ll ne ss of any ki nd, i t s houl dn't st op t h em from having an edu cation, careers or relationships, just like anyone else. Remember, every school has dif f e re n t po l i c i e s r el at e d t o c h i l d he a l t h, par t i cu la rl y when it c om es t o adm i nistering medicine. Be sure to talk to yo ur child's school staff abo ut any other steps you may need to take to keep him safe. To learn more about hemophi li a, vi si t ww w. hem ophil iavillage.com. Courtesy of ARAcontent A h e a l t h y s t a r t t o t h e s c h o o l y e a r : T i p s f o r p a r e n t s i f y o u r c h i l d h a s a c h r o n i c c o n d i t i o n EXTRA CAUTION: Parents of children with chronic diseases need to make extra steps to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible. 09142010 CSEC WOMAN 9/13/10 6:23 PM Page 1
LOVING RELA TIONSHIPS C M Y K C M Y K WOMAN P AGE 10B, TUESDA Y SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS P A GE LOG ON T O WWW .TRIBUNE242.COM Do y ou belie v e in Soul Ma tes? U S U A L L Y wh en peop le a r e d i s c u s s i n g l o v e a n d r o m a n c e t h e t o p i c o f S o u l Mate s c om e up. W he n aske d, D o y o u b e l i e v e i n S o u l M a t e s ? p e o p l e u s u a l l y a nsw e r u ne qu iv oc a ll y ye s!' It b r in gs o ut s t r on g r e act i on s recounting stories, both per sonal and fictional. From the first moment, we cons ider having so meone o f o u r v e r y o w n t o l o v e ; t h i s magical and mysterious per s o n f i l l s o u r i m a g i n a t i o n W h e n w e w e r e y o u n g w e w er e r e a d f ai r y t a l es an d a se e d w a s p l a n t e d i n ou r y o u n g mind From tha t m omen t, w e be l ie v ed t ha t th e re w a s s om eone special for each of us. Just the very idea of meet ing the person who matches, c o m p l i m e n t s a n d u n d e r st a n ds o u r v e ry e sse n c e b ri n g s u s a s e n s e o f c o m f o r t a n d peac e. It is t hi s dream or fant as y t ha t ca r ri es u s t h ro ug h dating disappointments. The imag e of a pe r son wa iting for u s w a i t i n g f o r o u r l i v e s t o a l i g n a n d p o s s i b l y w i t h a handful of fate thrown in, is tantalising. A re w e c orre c t i n assu mi ng that our Soul Mate is our life pa rtn e r a nd th ere fo re sex u al i n n a t u r e ? T h i n k b a c k a n d c o n s i d e r i f y o u h a v e e v e r ex pe r ie nce d t ha t wo n der f u l bo nd, c onn ec tio n, th inki ng a s one mind with a dear friend, o r fa m i ly m em b e r. Th e re m a y have been people w ho have only stayed in our lives for a short time or, in fact, a fleet i n g m om e n t. T h at t r u e a n d pure spiritual conne ction can be found many times in our lives if we just learn how to ope n our m inds and he arts to receive. Ho w o f t e n h av e we s a i d Y ou k n o w m y s p ir i t r ea l l y t a k e s t o H o w e v e r f o r ma ny o f u s o ur ow n fea rs a nd i nse c u ri ti es h ol d u s b a c k f rom ope ning ou r arms, e mbrac ing lif e lovin g f ully and r ec o g ni si ng t he So ul M ate s t andi ng ri g h t in fr on t o f u s. A l l t oo often we are so preoccupied wit h j udg in g, cr it icis i ng an d over analyzing that we fail to experience the moment. Per haps, it is healing and loving o u r s e l v e s t h a t i s n e e d e d b e f o r e t h e t i m e i s r i g h t t o a l l o w u s t o s e e l e t a l o n e meet our Soul Mate. A n c i en t ci v i l i z a t i o n s a n d cultures have ma ny theories on Soul Mates. It is not sur p r i s i n g t h e r e f o r e t h a t o u r o w n i n d i v i d u a l v i e w s a r e g rea tl y i nfl ue n c ed b y o ur re li gio us a nd spi r itu al princ iples. V a lu e s a n d o pi ni on s fa l l w it h i n t h e w i d e s p e c t r u m o f b eli ef s. On o ne h and s om e b el i e ve th a t th e p e rso n p u t on ea r th for u s is c hosen by God a n d t h e r e f o r e c a n n o t b e denied or controlled. Othe rs wh o be li ev e in re in carnation, believe they have met that person in a previ ous life, hence the deep sense of know ing them B ut one thing that they all have in common is the spiritual connection or karma felt, between the two people. They possess a deep an d n at u r al a f fi n it y, fr i en ds h ip l ov e, s exu al un i ty an d compatibility. They have the a bi l it y to c om pl e te ea c h o th e r in an eternal bond. There are many of us who, in f ac t have been for tun a t e t o e x p e r i e n c e th i s t y p e of S o ul M a t e b u t f e w e v e n c o m e clo s e to meet in g th ei r twi n flame'. We may joke and call our partner our 'better half', but fo r thos e who have me t thei r twin thi s truly feels like their other half. The bond is so stro ng tha t ju st be in g ap a rt is unbearable for them. Join i n g o f t h e f l a m e s c a n b e e x c r u c i a t i n g a s t h e i r s o u l s a n d m i n d s a r e s o s y n c h r o n i s e d t h a t p a r t i n g f o r a n y length of time is painful and they can even feel physically i l l T h e s e c o u p l e s o f t e n e xp r e s s a t yp e of t e l ep a t h y which is quite different from f i n i s h i n g e a c h o t h e r s s e n t e n c e s a s s e e n w i t h o t h e r c o m pa t ib l e c o u pl e s. S t ori e s o f a be r e ft p artne r dy ing w ithin a short time from a 'broken heart', rings true to the theo ry Th e ir ha l f of th e f la me c an no t c onti nue w itho ut the oth er and it soon extinguishes. Are we too hasty when we first meet someone new? Do w e w rit e the m of f b ec a use w e d o no t f e e l t h e so u l m a t e c o n ne c ti on '? W h at h ap pe ns if w e t h o u g h t w e d i d h a ve i t b u t a f t e r s o m e y e a r s t h i n k w e m a d e a m i s t a k e o r l o s t i t ? W hat ha ppens when one ha lf of th e pa rtn ershi p fe el s i t, bu t not the other? A s r e l a t i o n s h i p a n d s e x therapists, our work involves en han ci ng an d s al vag in g al l those f e elings and habits tha t sou l mat e s poss ess. Without a do ubt, it is possibl e to bring your relationship to a higher spiritual level by developing all ar eas of i nt imacy Th er e are many self-help books on the subject, but keep in mind th e so li d fou nd at io n ha s t o be there for the relationship t o soar to a higher level. To be a bl e t o r ec og n i s e t ha t yo u r relationship is deplete d spirit u a l l y a n d e m o t i o n a l l y a n would benefit from an over h au l ta k e s a lo t o f in si gh t a nd c o u r a g e B e b r a v e t a k e a d e e p b r e a t h a n d m a k e t h e changes that are required. Ma g gi e B a in i s a n i nd i vi d ua l a n d co u pl e s re l a ti on s hi p th e ra p is t Sh e is a re g is t er ed nu rs e a n d a c e rti fi e d c li ni c a l s ex th e ra p i s t L is t en t o 'L o ve on th e Ro c k' wi th M a gg ie Ba i n e ve ry Th u rs d a y 5p m -6p m o n Is l a nd F M 1 02 .9 F or a p po in tm e nt s c a ll 3 64 -7 23 0 ema i l re la t eb a h a ma s @ ya h oo .c o m o r v i s it w w w r e l a t e b a h a m a s b l o g s p o t c o m By MAGGIE BAIN GREEN SCENE By Gardener Jack ( A RA ) W h e n y o u r c h i l d g e t s sick, you want to do everything you ca n to ma ke th em fe e l b ett er. So me t imes it 's dif fi c u lt t o kn ow exactl y what you should do, especially now t h a t s o m e o v e rt h e c o u n te r c h i l d r e n s analgesic products aren't available. "Given the lack of availability of s o m e o v e r t h ec o u n t e r c h i l d r e n s a na lg e si c pro du c t s, p ar en ts a n d c a re givers have been confused and con ce rned ab out wha t to g ive the ir c hil dr e n t o t e m po r a ri l y r e du c e a fe v e r o r r e liev e minor ac hes a nd pains," sa ys Je nn ife r Tra c hte nbe rg, MD pra ct ic ing pediatrician and chief pediatric officer of www.RealAge.com. I a l wa y s t el l pa ren ts to p ay a tt en t i on to th ei r chi l dr en s s y mp t om s and follow their gut instincts, which a r e t wo k e y f a ct o r s t h at c an h e l p t h em t r e at th ei r chi l dr e n, n o t j us t their symptoms." Sh e s u gge sts the fol low ing tips for treating a sick child: KNOW THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN THE M ED ICAT IONS Y OU GI VE YO UR CHILD. Carefully read all the labels, especially if you are giving her mul t i p le m ed i cat i o n s Y ou ca n d e t er mi ne if it 's t he righ t tr eatment for y o u r ch i l d s s y m p t o m s w h e n y o u know the active ingredients. FOR A MILD HEADACHE, DR TRA CHTE NBE RG R ECOM ME NDS HER VE RS I O N O F T L C : T I ME L O V E / L I Q U I D S AND A COUCH. Take time to sit with yo ur sic k c h ild i n a c o mfo rta bl e, q ui et place, like the living room couch. Gi ve h er pl en ty o f l iq uid s, pu t a c ool c o mp re ss o n h e r he a d a n d g e n tl y r ub her temples until the pain subsides. Sometimes children are just craving some "me" time from mom or dad. Bu t i f y our ch ild' s sym ptoms c ontin ue, you can give her a pain reliever. I f t h e s y m p t o m s g e t w o r s e y o u should call your pediatrician. T HERE WIL L BE TIM ES WHEN THE P A IN OR F E V E R N E E D S T O B E T RE AT E D WITH A RELIABLE MEDICATION. Tri a m i n i c ( T M ) F e v e r R e d u c e r P a i n R el i ev er i s no w t h e o nl y b r a nd e d c hi l d r e n 's o v er t he co u n t er l i q u i d a c e t a m i n o p h e n p r o d u c t a v a i l a b l e nationwide. It can be used for chil d r e n a g e 2 t o 1 1 t o t e m p o r a r i l y r e d u c e f e v e r s a n d r e l i e v e m i n o r aches and pains due to the common c o l d f l u h e a d a c h e m i n o r so r e th r o a t and toothache. It i s i mpo rta nt tha t pare nts kn ow th ere are ef fe c tiv e t re at me nt o pti on s n o w a v a i l a b l e f r o m b r a n d s t h e y know and trust. If parents have any q u e s t i o n s a b o u t w h i c h o v e r t h e c o u n te r o p t i o ns a re m os t a p p ro p r ia te for their kids, they should ask their doctor or pharmacist." Courtesty of ARA content How to tr eat your childr en's aches, pains and fever STRESSFUL: Sometimes it's difficult to know exactly what you should do when your child gets sick. V eg etab les for beginner s H AV E y ou fi na ll y ma de u p yo ur m in d t o g ro w y o ur o w n v e g e ta b le s ? Pri c es in the foo d sto re s h av e p rob ably encouraged you but the main r e a s o n t o g r o w y o u r o w n i s t h e q ual it y an d ac ces s ib il it y of ba ckyard produce. Here is a primer for t h o s e wh o ar e ga r d en i n g f o r t he first time. If you are short of space, find an a re a a bo ut t he si z e o f a d in in g t ab l e and work the soil over with a gar den fork, pickaxe or heavy trowel, dig ging dow n as d eepl y as y ou ca n. If your soil is sandy it would be a good idea to add a bag or two of com mercial c ow manure, av ailabl e from an y nursery i n 5 0 lb ba gs, a nd work it into your soil. If y o u ha ve lo ts of sp ac e it is w is e t o cr ea t e n e w t a b le s i z e g ar de n s than have one big one. Your gar dens should be in full sun and gen erally lie on a north to south axis. T h er e a r e t h r e e m a i n t y p es o f fe r ti li se r : g ra n ul a r, ti me re l e as e a n d liquid. Granula r fertiliser (6-6 6 ) is the cheapest but usually has to be bought in large bags. Time-release fertiliser consists of tiny spherical c a psul es tha t rele a s e nutri en ts o ve r the space of two or three months. L i q u i d f e rt i l i se r ma y c om e a s a c r y stalline powder that is dissolved in w a te r o r a s a c o n c e n tr a te d li q u id A h o se e n d sp ra y e r i s n e e de d to a p pl y liquid fertilisers. I r ec om me nd t im er e le as e f er tiliser. You can dig it into the soil b e fo r e p l a n ti n g s e e d s a n d a l s o a p p l y it t o t h e s u r fa ce a r ou n d g r ow in g plants. You h ave t he s oil, no w f or t he p l a n t s Ca b b a g e s t o m a t o e s a n d p ep p er s a r e b e s t s t a r t e d i n co n t a in e rs fi ll e d w it h p ot ti ng soi l. Y ou r s ee d s s h o u l d b e f r es h a n d da t e d 2011. They should be spaced well apart and planted a mere 1-inch deep in moist soil. Keep the top of the soil d a m p b u t n o t s o a k i n g w e t A spray bottle that used to hold win dowcleaning fluid is fine for this job. The tra diti ona l veg et abl e ga rden has rows of vegetables with walk ways between. This is enormously was t ef u l. S m all er v ege ta bl es l ik e c a r r o t s b e e t s s p i n a c h a n d s u c h should be planted in blocks. Your s ee d p a c k a g e w i l l r e c o m m e n d a spac e be tw een pl ants in a row Use th is as an ind icato r f or the s pace bet ween plan ts in a blo c k Sweet cor n s h oul d be p lan ted in b lock s even though it grows tall. O n e e x c e pt io n to th is ru le is sn a p be ans. The s e a re best sow n in r o ws to ma ke pi c ki n g e as y. I l i ke t o g row t h es e a lo n g t he ed g e o f m y v eg etable garden as a kind of border. I w o u l d r e c o m m e n d g r o w i n g s q u as h a n d c u cu m be r o u t s i d e o f y o u r m a i n v e g e t a b l e g a r d e n ( s ) Fi nd a conveni ent pat c h and add commer cial cow manur e and fer tiliser to an 18-inch diameter area. P lant th ree o r f our s eeds in thi s p re p a r e d c i r c l e w hi c h g a r de n e r s c a l l a hill, even though it may or may not be raised. V e ge ta bl es g en era l ly c o me a s 60 9 0 a n d 1 2 0 d a y c r o p s a n d t h e s e numbers indicate a minimum time to m at urit y. To ma to es an d pe pp ers are 90-day cro ps but us ua ll y take somewhat longer. Cool weather vegetables such as g a r d e n p e a s s p i n a c h a n d c a u l i flower are best not sown until late O c t o b e r w h e n t h e t e m p e r a t u r e drops sig nific ant ly. It i s at this time that tom atoe s w ill be gi n to se t frui t as most varieties need a tempera ture of 68 degrees or less. Ta ke c are ful n ote of th e pl ant ing de pt h o n y o u r s e e d p a c k a g e s T h e se va ry be tw ee n 1 4inc h a nd 2 in c hes. W at e r yo u r ve g g i es e v e ry d a y w h i le t hey are yo ung and s till developing roots. Pe p pe r p la nt s w i ll b e ar un ti l ne x t summer at least but tomato plants need to be replaced on a monthly bas i s Leave the planting of onions until just after Christmas for best results. T h i s b r i e f p r i m e r i s s h o r t o n de ta il s bu t sho u ld h e lp y ou de v el op c on fi de n c e Pe rh a ps t he be st a d v ic e of all is to only grow what you like and will eat. That may sound obvi ous, but you would be surprised at t h e n u m b e r o f v e g g i e s t h a t a r e g r o w n a n d g i v e n a w a y b y e v e n experienced gardeners. firstname.lastname@example.org RULES: Follow Jack's simple rules and you will soon have delicious vegetables like these fennel. 09142010 CSEC WOMAN 9/13/10 6:24 PM Page 2
C M Y K C M Y K WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, P AGE 1 1B T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS P A GE LOG ON T O WWW .TRIBUNE242.COM By ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Writer U NDER their motto being Committed to Service Excellence" since September 1997, the Zonta Club of New Providence has sought to advance the status of women worldwide as a member of Zonta International. Th e c lu b is m ad e u p o f f em ale e x e c u t i v e s i n b u s i n e s s a n d t h e p r o f e s s io n s w i th me mb e r s c o mpr ising th e fields of bank i n g, educ a t i o n h u m a n r e s o u r c e s e n g i n e e r i n g e n v i r o n m e n t a l p r o t e c t io n, a n d th e p u b lic s e rv ic e T h i s y e a r t h e Z o n t a C l u b o f N ew P rovidenc e will partner with the C ri sis Ce ntre t o ma ke Do me stic Violenc e pres entati on s to high s c h o o l s s t u d e n t s a n d w i l l t a k e s s t e p s t o r a i s e t h e a w a r e n e s s o f B aha mian s to th e iss ue o f h u man t r a f f i c k i n g I t is e xp e c te d t ha t th e me mb e r s o f t h e c l u b w i ll c o m me n c e t h e m i d d l e o f N o v e m b e r W e h a v e c o i n c i d e d t h o s e p r e s e n t a tions with t h e Zo nta Club of New P r o v i d e n c e s s i x t e e n d a y s o f a c t iv i s m t h i s i s ju s t o n e o f o u r p r o je c t s s a id C h e r i s e A r c h e r p r e s i d e n t o f t h e Z o n t a C l u b o f N e w P r o v id en c e. This gr ou p o f c o mmitted lad ies w o u l d w e l c o m e o t h e r s o f l i k e min d to join th em as t hey mak e a d if fe re n c e in t he l ive s o f wo me n w o r l d w i d e Z o n t i a n s a r e c o m m i t t e d t o im provi ng the le gal pol iti cal economic, heal th, edu cati on and profe ssio nal st atu s of wom en thro ugh servi ce a nd adv oc acy. In thi s ve in, t h e c l u b s p r o j e c t s h a v e b e e n e qu a lly di ver s e T h e c u b s L i v i n g L e g e n d s p r ojec t is a s igna tu re p ro jec t f or th e c l ub that r eco gni s es o utstand i n g u n s u n g h e r o i n e s w h o h a v e m ade in va luab le c on tr ib utio n s to t he B ah amian c ommu n ity. Li ke w is e, e ve ry y ea r in M ar c h i n r e c o g n i t i o n o f I n t e r n a t i o n a l W o men s D ay t he c l ub h o s ts its R o s e Day th a t b r in gs a wa r en es s t o t h e c o n t r i b u t i o n o f w o m e n w o r l d w i d e T h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l W o m a n s Day also k nown a s "Ros e Da y" i s hel d i n M arch an d ce l eb rat ed wi t h y el lo w r o s es "O ff ic es an d h om es ar e f lo o d e d wi th ye llo w ro s e s, t h e o ff ic ia l fl owe r of Zo nta Int erna ti ona l. We w is h to t h an k t ho s e p er s o n s an d orga nis ati ons who unse lf ish ly supp o r t t h is ef fo r t a n nu a lly. Ac c or ding to M iss Ar c her Th e Z on ta Clu b h as pe rs on s th at pu r c ha s e o u r r os e s eve r y y ea r W e a r e t h a n k i n g t h e p e r s o n s t h a t h a ve pa r tic ip ate d w he n we h av e e v e n t s D e l o i t t e h a s p r o v i d e d a s s i s t a n c e w it h R o s e D a y, s h e s a i d S u c h s u p p o r t e n a b l e s u s t o h o s t B a c k t o S c h o o l p r o j e c t s e ve r y ye ar f or n ee d y c h ild r en in N e w P r o vid en c e a nd t h e F a mil y I s l a n d s Li k ew is e T h e C l ub is a b le to e x t e n d f i n a n c i a l s u p p o r t t o t h e AID S Found at i on, t he C ri si s C ent r e a nd S is te r S is t er B re as t Ca n c er S up p o r t G ro u p S pe aki ng ab o ut h er e xp er ien c e a s a p r ou d me mb er o f t he Z on t a C lu b s h e s a id : I h av e b ee n a m e m b e r o f t h e Z o n t a C l u b f o r t h e p a s t t e n y e a r s a n d I v e e n jo ye d m y e xp er ie n c e. F o r m o r e i n f o r m a ti o n k i n d l y c on tac t P res i d ent Cher ise Arc her ( 3 2 7 1 7 2 6 ) o r v i s i t w e b s i t e : w w w z o n t a o r g Zonta Club to partner with Crisis Centre PARTNERSHIP: Left Cherrylee Pinder District 11 Area Vice President, Anthony Kikivarakis Partner Deloitte and Cherise J Archer President Zonta Club Of New Providence. 09142010 CSEC WOMAN 9/13/10 6:25 PM Page 3
C M Y K C M Y K T H E T R I B U N E SECT ION B HEAL TH: Body and mind T U E S D A Y S E P T E M B E R 1 4 2 0 1 0 F ALL-OWING TRENDS By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer I TS no myth when the fashion savvy say fashion repeats itself. The 2010 fall fashion semester has borrowed a number of trends from the 50s, 60s, and 70s and turned them into something contemporary and chic. T extu re s li ke wood wo ol, and primi t i ve, c lass ic blaz ers or a s they a re c a l l e d b o y f r i e n d s j a c k e t s h a v e bee n u pd at ed a nd ar e t he d om inant statements of fall. COLOURS A fe w se ason ag o the co lou rs f or fa ll fashion c ould hav e b een pred ic a t e d F a s h i o n i s t a e x p e ct e d t h e n o rm t h e p u r p l e s t h e g r a y s c o l o u r s t h a t p s y c h o l o g i c a l l y a s s o c i a t e d d a r k e r t o n e s w i t h w a r m t h B u t a c co rdin g to w w w. fa shion tren dse tte rs co m the e-m aga zi ne tha t d ubs i ts el f t he on l in e f as hi on fo re c a ste rs, th is fal l fa s h ion wil l ta ke on l ight er colour s r emin iscent o f the s pri ng sea son. The w ebsite listed col ours suc h a s e ndiv e, gol den glo w, liv ing cor al, li ps tick r ed, p ur ple or chid c h oc o l a t e tr u f fl e l a g o o n w o o d b i n e oys te r gr ay, and r os e du st as t he top ten co lours of the fall. Fas hion des igners conti nue t o e xhib it a d eg r e e of ca ution for fall 2 010 y et offer a p ale tte o f be auty a nd e xc iteme nt w ith a bl endi ng o f co lo r s s o m e wi t h s i mi l ar u nd er ton es, in surprisin g an d intrig uing c o m b i n a t i o n s. I n s p i re d b y t h e o n g o in g phe nome na of film a nima tion, v i v i d c o l o u r s a r e o f t e n j u x t a p o s e d i n inve nt iv e w ays, c r ea t ing arr e s ting a nd e x trao rdi na ry c ol our c om bi na tio ns, the we bsite s ta ted. SPARKLING DENIM A t U ni t ed Co lo r s of Bene tt o n located on Baystreet, this quintes se ntia l fabri c is prese nted i n d iffe re nt v e rsi on s an d t ea m ed w i th oth e r m ate ria ls. De nim i s c om bin ed w ith f a u x l e a t h e r f o r a b o l d e d g y wo m a n Ju m b o s eq u i n s ar e a l s o a d d e d t o t h e m a t e ri a l f o r t o n g u e i n c heek fun. The palette displays a range of dark shades, s ta r ting wi t h b l a c k a n d g o i n g t h ro u g h t h e v a r i o u s stag es of blu e to fin is h w ith flashe s of white. The fit is decidedly slim, t o p a n d b o t t o m a n d p u t s t h e accent on leg length. IN THE MOOD Th e B e n e t to n fa s h i o n a l so v a u n t s their In the Mood fall collection which is a palette with schemes of st ro n g b o l d c o l o ur s b or ro w e d f ro m the cartoon world. Tweety yellow f o r c l o t h c o a t s l i t t l e m e r m a i d t u r q u o i s e f o r c h u n k y w o o l sw ea ters, a te le tub bie s ra inb ow fo r padded jackets and dresses. These bright shades are teamed with the m o t t l e d g r e y o f s w ea t s h i r t s a n d harem pants. Generally speaking, th is lo ok i s a m ix tu re of sh ap es a nd v o l u m e s t h a t c a n b e a d j u s t e d according to mood. WOOD WOOL N a t ur e s p at t e r n s s u g ge s t n ew st ories t o tell in fabric we aves or jersey-cotton prints. Layers of jer s ey, s t r at a of wove n clo th in t er w eav ing ya r ns and ge or g ette draping create volumes reminiscent of th e movemen t of wo od, in dent ati ons in t he ro ck s, th e frot hy sc ro lls of sea waves. An overall look that c ou l d no t b e so ft er o r mo re r om a nt i c T h e c o l o u r s e c h o t h e s a m e a tmo sph er e a nd bo rro w th e sh ad es of tree bark, of ligh t lea f vei ns the clearness of mountain streams. BLAZERS S h e r r e M o r l e y a t t h e G u e s s store in the Ma ll at M a rathon s a id b l a z e rs a re o n e o f t h e h o t t e st tr e n ds t em er g i ng i n fu l l f o r ce t h i s f a ll B la ze r s are bec om ing ve r y p opul a r S o m e w o m e n we a r t h e m t o dress up their l ook. For insta nce if they hav e on skinny j ean s o r le ggin gs b laz ers c an dress th at outfit up, she told Tr i bune Woma n. A d d i t i o n a l l y a c c o r d i n g t o w w w f a s h i o n i s i n g c o m t h e boyfr ie nd blaz er has yet to r ea ch th e sa me le ve ls o f po pul ar ity as th e t w o f a sh i o n t r e n d s w h i c h i n fl u e n c e d i t : B o y f r i e n d j e a n s a n d t h e b oy f ri e n d s h ir t. Th e b oy f ri e n d b l a z e r h a s f o u n d n e w so p h is t i c a t i on a n d wi ll be wi t h us as a pa r t o f 20 10 fa shio n tre nd s, the we bsi te st at e d SANDALS/FOOTWEAR Flip Flop sandals are also quite popular said Laurence Taylor the v i c e p r e s i d e n t o f W a l k G o o d C ari bb ea n a nd t he H a vi an a s b ran d located on Baystreet. He said now w o me n a r e f a ll i ng i n l ov e w i th t h e ir crystal collec tion beca us e they c an b e w o rn w i t h a l m os t a ny th i n g F l i p flops have become a lifestyle and they are staples when it comes to fashion. Because they are so com for ta ble, wo men are wea r i ng t h em w i t h a l m o s t e v e r y t h i n g S o m e women have come looking for flip flops to wear with cocktail dresses as well as maxi dresses. He said the colours that are the most popular are pink and purple. We have flip flops in all sorts of c ol ou r bu t th e c o lo rs tha t a re d o in g really good are the pinks and pur pl es w hic h a re th e spi rit of th is sea son, Mr Taylor said. A l o n g w i t h f l i p f l o p s a n d a l s wo ma ns b oo ts wi ll b e do mi nan t t his seas on a s well. T he s eas onal t rend is f or class ic styles such as the raised court shoes completely cov ered in c oloured suede lea ther, or the o xf ord w it h p un ch ed l ea th er and a bold heel.
By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter email@example.com HIGH profile defensive back and the newest Bahamian edition to the National Football League found himself without a franchise heading into the NFL preseason, but was re-signed in addition to the mandatory 53-man roster. Myron Rolle was signed to the practice squad of the Tennesse Titans shortly after he was released by the team as they made a final effort to trim the roster to 53 players headed into the regular seas on. R olle passed through w aivers, and the Titans used the opportunity to keep the rookie safety as a member of the franchise. Other members of the Titans' practice squad include center Kevin Matthews, son of Titans Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, wide receiver Dominique Edison, cornerback Pete Ittersagen, linebacker Patrick Trahan and defensive end Hall Davis. Rolle was beaten out by fellow rookie safety Robert Johnson for the final roster spot at the safety position. Former pro bowler Michael Griffin is the starter at free safety with six-year vet Vincent Fuller second string with Johnson third. Rolle finished the preseason with 10 total tackles (six solo) and finished 12th on the team in the category. He had his best performance in week two against the Arizona Cardinals when he finished with a total of four tackles (three solo), which tied for third amongst game high leaders. T he rookie defensive back out of Florida State signed an endorsement deal with Reebok in August as another athlete to represent the brand which includes other noteworthy athletes such as Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Vince Young, Chad Ochocinco, Santonio Holmes, and others. Rolle was taken by the Tennessee Titans as the 38th pick in the sixth round of the NFL draft, the 207th pick overall. The former top high school recruit and Florida State Seminole became a global figure when he decided to leave football for a year to pursue his Rhodes Scholarship opportunity in Oxford, England. While his decision was heavily scrutinized by analysts, scouts and coaches across the country, Rolle was granted an opportunity to prove critics wrong when the Titans made the selection in April's draft. Each NFL team can add a maximum of eight members to its practice squad in addition to the 53-man roster. Practice squads traditionally include rookies who were released in training camps and other players vying for a spot on the team. Players are limited to three seasons on the practice squad and can be promoted to the active roster of their current team or any other team. NFL team in the near future. I have worked hard over the past few months rehabbing my torn ACL and conditioning myself to return to the NFL stronger, quicker, and more determined than ever to make an impact on the field," Darling said. D arling's career total includes 37 receptions for 578 yards. The UFL is a recently formed independent professional league that began play in 2009 and features five franchises all featured in cities with no NFL franchise. In its brief existence, much speculation remains whether the UFL intends to be a competitor with the NFL or act as a feeder system or minor league. The Omaha Nighthawks are home to several former star-studded players from the NFL. Five time pro bowler Jeff Garcia is listed as the teams quarterback, while four time pro bowler, two time all-pro and Green Bay Packers all time leading rush-er Ahman Green is listed as the starting running back. Other noteworthy former NFL players on the Nighthawks roster include linebacker Morlon Greenwood, cornerback Ricardo Colcolough, linebacker Cato June and quarterback D J Shockley. Darling and the Nighthawks are scheduled to kick off their regular season on at home September 24 against the Hartford Colonials. Providence on April 18, 2007, when he stopped AmericanW ade Lewis in the first round. I was a kid at Hawksbill H igh when Holyfield had the t ough fight with Riddick Bowe. I thought he was an a wesome fighter. When he f ought Mike Tyson, I was a ctually pulling for Mike T yson to win. N ow that he has the chance t o fight Holyfield, said W illiams: Evander Holyfield i s going to go in seven. Hes been in the media. Hes been m aking a lot of small talks. H es actually bold and hes arrogant, saying that hes looking past Mr Williams. Hes looking to get a pay day with a world championship fight against Wladimir Klitschko or a David Haye. But what he doesnt real ize is that come November 5, despite all of his great fights and his four world championships, he has never been in the ring with a Bahamian, someone who is willing to take (the punishment give (it out Once he takes care of Holy field, Williams said the door will be open for him to either take on Klitschko or Haye for the International Boxing Federation title. With all of the local for malities out of the way, Williams said he will be preparing to head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday where he will set up his own training camp in preparation for the fight. I will go and do what I have to do. The manager and the PR person will do everything else. I just want to eat, sleep and train for the next seven and a half weeks. Im going to get into the best shape of my life. We have some sparring partners, two I understand are from Russia, one of whom I worked with before, is coming to the camp. So I have five out of seven days to go hard at it, he said. Coming out of a training camp with Vitali Klitschko in Austria, Williams said for the first time, hes going to be in great shape as he prepares for his training sessions with John David Jackson that are slated to start next week Monday. Stern, who has been responsible for creating the opportunity for Williams to take on Holyfield, said he s poke to Jackson, who also trains Bernard Hopkins, one of the top light-heavyweight contenders. He told me last week that he truly believes that this fight, Sherman Williams is going to win, Stern said. John, trust me, in all the years that Ive known him, he just doesnt say these things. Hes very conservative when he talks about fighters. But he feels that Sherman has every ability to go ahead and as long as hes in condition and as long as he does what hes supposed to do, he can win the fight. John feels very confident that Sherman can win the fight and that he will win the fight. Bahamas Boxing Commission chairman Pat The Cen terville Assassin Strachan, one of the former great local boxers who fought some big name cruiserweight fighters in his day, said as long as Williams takes care of his body, he should be successful. I think the most important thing is to remain focused, said Strachan, who was accompanied by secretary general Fred Sturrup. T raining Sherman just needs to stick to his training and do a lot of sparring. Holyfield is a warrior and so you want to be in the best shape that you can possibly be in for your entire career. Strachan admitted that Williams will have a task ahead of him and he doesnt need to be distracted by any thing that will not allow him to win the fight. Kimberly Williams, who doubles up as his wife and public relations officer, said shes so proud of her hus bands development as he progressed from the amateur ranks to pro. I thank God that he has opened the door for him, said Williams, noting that nothing happens before its time as she expressed her gratitude to the Bahamas Government for their assistance in his career. Ive always supported him during his amateur career, not knowing that he would get this far. But never the less, Im glad. Im excited for the fight, not over anxious, but I know that he will do very well. The focus right now is to get him ready for the fight. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 14, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The Tank intends to stop Holyfield in the seventh round F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 6 6 F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 6 6 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS are displayed during Mondays press conference. Darling signs with Nighthawks in UFL By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org WITH the click of a mouse, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has gone technical in their bid to avoid any double bookings of its sporting facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center. Yesterday, Minister Charles Maynard officially logged into the Virtual Events Management System (EMS was set up by the Ministry of Finances Bahamas Government on Line/BGOLO ffice. The system, according to Maynard, will assist the clients who use the various government facilities falling under the purview of the Ministry of Sports for sporting, cultural and recreational events, meetings and activities. The software allows users to follow simple straightforward instructions in order to electronically reserve the use of the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium, the Betty Kelly-Kenning National Swim Complex, the Kendal G L Isaacs G ymnasium and or the field at the Baillou H ills Sporting Complex. I am grateful to the Ministry of Finance for having trained a number of our staff members in the functioning of this soft ware, Maynard said. I am sure that it will go a long way in improving bookings of this Ministrys facilities. In fact, I am advised that the age-old problem of double bookings of facilities should fall away with the implementation of this new system. Wayde Watson, who developed the system along with his staff at the Ministry of Finance, said the many customers, patrons, federations, associations or other authorized users, will now be able to find and simply view facility booking daily, weekly or monthly, or reserve available facilities online with a simple click of the mouse. Upon completion of their request, Watson said patrons will receive a detailed confirmation via e-mail which will instruct them as to whether or not the facilities will be available. A series of clinics on the use of the site were conducted for some members of staff at the Ministry of Sports, as well as for the federations, associations and recreational leagues. Yesterday, a demonstration was also given for the system that took Watson and his staff some four months to construct. Persons wishing to access the EMS software are urged to visit the site directly at www.myscem.bahamas.gov.bs or on the main government website, www.bahamas.gov.bs, or through the Ministry of Tourisms website www.bahamas.com under the About the Bahamas section. Myron Rolle resigned to Titans practice squad Ministry of Sports launches website RESIGNED: Myron Rolle. SITE SET: Wayde Watson (third from right Ministry of Youth, Sports and Cultures EMS site. Photo by Kris Ingraham /BIS Users can reserve facilities
C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 13 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter email@example.com I n their first interconference matchup, 20-yearold Bahamian linebacker August Campbell and the Duke Blue Devils suffered a heartbreaking and an historic loss. The Blue Devils fell to the interstate and conference rivals, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 5448 in their first Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC the season. The 102 total points scored made it the second-highest scoring game in ACC history. The teams combined for nearly 1,000 total yards with 987. Campbell, in his reserve role, finished with three tackles one solo and two assisted. The game was tied at 35 in the first half with more than 600 yards of combined total offense. During one early fiveminute stretch, the teams combined for three touchdowns of at least 60 yards. The action slowed a bit in the second before the Demon Deacons earned their 11th consecutive victory in the series. Campbells contributions came in run support where he had two tackles after rushes and a third came on special teams. Both schools are known for being ACC basketball powerhouses, but Wake Forest and Duke erupted on the gridiron with the high scoring affair. Campbell is seventh on the team in tackles thus far with seven in two games. He his tied for the team lead in tackles for a loss with two and quarterback sacks with one. In the opening game of the season, the Blue Devils scored a 4127 blowout win over Elon University Phoenix at home. Campbell came off the bench to make an impact on the stat sheet with four tackles three solo and a sack. Two of Campbell's tackles were for a total of eight yards while his sack went for a loss of four yards. He was tied for third on the team in tackles and led with tackles for a loss and sacks. The Blue Devil's will follow with the biggest game of the schedule this season at home against the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, which is slated to be aired on ABC 3:30pm September 18. August and Blue Devils in heartbreaking loss TAKE DOWN: Dukes Wesley Oglesby tries to tackle Elon quarterback Scott Riddle as Dukes August Campbell (right North Carolina, earlier this month. (AP Photo CAMPBELL By STEVE DOUGLAS Associated Press Writer MANCHESTER, England (AP Ferdinand are set to return for Manchester United for the Champions League match against Rangers at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Rooney was left out of United's squad for its Premier League match against Everton on Saturday, as manager Alex Ferguson looked to protect the England striker from crowd abuse following tabloid allegations about his private life. Ferdinand is fit again after injuring his knee just before the start of the World Cup, and could start at center back for the threetime European champions. United created plenty of chances in the 3-3 draw at Everton but will still welcome the cutting edge of Rooney, who was the team's top scorer last season and was in impressive form for England last week, scoring against Switzerland on Tuesday and setting up three goals against Bulgaria at Wembley four days earlier. "I have no regrets I did the right thing," Ferguson said of his decision to leave Rooney out at Goodison Park. "And I have no concerns about playing him tomorrow at all. "I don't know if tomorrow will inspire him. He has a lot of experience behind him. But I do know scoring for England last week will have given him a boost." Rooney, who issued a statement with his wife Coleen on Friday requesting the media to respect the couple's privacy, trained with the rest of United's squad on Monday. Ferdinand would have cap tained England at the World Cup if he hadn't been hurt in training. He was not risked against Everton despite being in full training since the start of the month. Ferdinand could be brought back against the Scottish champions as United, which was eliminated by Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals last season, begins its 15th consecutive Champions League campaign. I t is the third time in five years United has been drawn alongside a Scottish side in group play, hav ing met Celtic in 2006-07 and 2008-09. "Celtic came down here a cou ple of years ago, so we know w hat to expect from the top t eams in Scotland," United defender Jonny Evans said. "We'll have done our homework on Rangers too, but it's going to be a really tough game." Rangers has opened the d efense of its Scottish title with four successive wins, the latest being a 2-1 victory at Hamilton on Saturday. Walter Smith's side failed to win any of its six group matches in the Champions League last year. "Our performances away from home in the Champions League last season were decent enough, so hopefully we can replicate those performances and maybe even try and do better at Old Trafford," Smith said. United, which is third in the Premier League, is without mid fielder Michael Carrick because of an ankle injury, while Rangers is likely to be missing defender Kirk Broadfoot due to an ankle complaint. Security has been stepped up for the match, with police mindful of the last time Rangers played in Manchester in the UEFA Cup final against Zenit St Petersburg in 2008. On that occasion, riot ing broke out in the city center close to kickoff after a big screen that was supposed to be showing the match broke down, leading to nine people being jailed. A judge has since described the incident as "the worst night of violence and destruction suffered by Manchester city center since the Blitz." In the other Group C match, Valencia travels to Turkish side Bursaspor, which qualified for Europe's elite club competition for the first time after winning its maiden Turkish title last season. Bursaspor has started the defense of its title impressively, winning its opening four matches and conceding only one goal to move two points clear at the top. Valencia, which reached the Champions League final in 2000 and '01 but hasn't qualified for the tournament the last two years, sold its two best players David Villa and David Silva in the offseason. That has not affected the team's start to the Spanish league, with wins against Racing Santander and Malaga putting the team joint top with Atletico Madrid on six points. Rooney, Ferdinand return for United versus Rangers By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP e very ball, putting most shots right w here she wanted them, Belgian Kim Clijsters was so dominant in the US Open final that it would have taken a perfect performance to top her. Vera Zvonareva did not produce one. Far from it. P laying on the blue hard courts she's come to love, Clijsters won a second consecutive US Open championship and third overall by easily beating a shaky Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 Saturday in a match that lasted 59 minutes and lacked any drama. "It's always an honour to go back to a place, especially a Grand Slam, where you've done well and you've won, and you want to bring your best tennis again," Clijsters said. "I know if I bring my best, I'm capable of beating the best players." That she did, including Venus Williams in the semifinals, although Zvonareva, also the runner-up at Wimbledon in July, hardly presented much of a challenge on this night. Not since 1995 has a US Open women's final lasted three sets, and this one wasn't about to end that trend. And not since 1976 was there a women's final where the loser won only three games. Put simply, the second-seeded Cli jsters was too dominant; the seventhseeded Zvonareva too shaky. "She didn't really give me chances to get into the match," Zvonareva said. "But I also think that physically today she was just much better." Clijsters is the first woman since Williams in 2000-01 to win the title in Flushing Meadows two years in a row. And Clijsters' US Open winning streak is actually up to 21 matches because she also won the 2005 title. She missed the tournament in 2006 because of injuries, including wrist surgery, and skipped it the next two years while taking time off to get married and have a baby. Her daughter, Jada, spent the evening in the stands at Arthur Ashe Stadium, munching on a thick slice of watermelon, then savoring some candy. Sort of like "Take Your Daughter to Work Day", except how many chil dren get to watch Mom win a Grand Slam title? "It's been an incredible year being back. This is the first time I've been able to defend my title here at the US Open," Clijsters said, reaching down to fix Jada's hair, getting mussed in the breeze. "The conditions have been very hard the last two weeks with wind, I've always tried to keep her curls down. I'm always hoping." Last year in New York, when Jada pranced around the court during the postmatch ceremony, Clijsters became the first mother since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 to take home a Grand Slam trophy. This time, in addition to another championship, Clijsters was award ed $2.2 million the winner's check of $1.7 million, plus another $500,000 for finishing second in the US Open Series standings that take into account hard-court tuneup tournaments. "I've always felt more comfortable on this surface. Not just this year, but even when I was 14, 15, 16," Clijsters said in an interview the week before the US Open began. "Everything comes easier." Sure does. Over and over, Clijsters would scramble to balls that seemed out of reach and get them back over the net, sometimes doing full splits right there along the baseline. She compiled a 17-6 edge in winners, and made nine fewer unforced errors than Zvonareva, 24-15. Clijsters broke twice to take the first set, and often let Zvonareva cause her own problems. Clijsters needed only four winners in that set, because Zvonareva made 13 unforced errors, including dumping a backhand into the net on the last point. After that mistake, Zvonareva told a ballkid to get out of the way, so she could take a practice swing on her backhand side. Didn't work. When Zvonareva failed to get to a backhand and fell behind 40-love in the opening game of the second set, she cracked her racket against the court twice, breaking it, and earning a warning from the chair umpire. "I was trying to find a way to pump myself up, to change something up," Zvonareva explained later. But things only got worse for Zvonareva, known for losing her temper during matches. She yelled at herself after two unforced errors in the second game of that set, and proceeded to doublefault to get broken at love and trail 20. All things considered, it was nothing compared to the tantrum Zvonareva threw in her fourth-round loss at last year's US Open, when she wasted six match points. She bawled. She pounded her palm on her leg while sitting on the court. She slammed her racket against her leg. She begged the chair umpire to let her have some scissors so she could cut tape off her knees. Zvonareva seemed to be much better at harnessing her emotions of late, perhaps thanks in part to her habit of placing a towel over her head dur ing changeovers to block out distractions. That worked wonders this summer at Wimbledon, where she even beat Clijsters, and for nearly two weeks at the US Open. But Clijsters never allowed Zvonareva to find any sort of groove Saturday. There were moments when things weren't really competitive. It got so lopsided that CBS analyst John McEnroe felt compelled to tell viewers early in the second set: "This might be the most I've ever wanted Kim Clijsters to lose serve. She's such a great person, but this is difficult to watch right now." Zvonareva said she lacked energy, and thought that might be because she played doubles in New York. "It must be frustrating for her to not be able to play at her best level when it was most needed," Clijsters said. Zvonareva never had made it past the fourth round at the US Open before, but she won all 12 sets she played to get to the final, including an upset of No. 1-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals. About a half-hour before the final, Zvonareva and her coach, Sergey Demekhin, were alone on a patio outside the stadium, warming up with some stretching and hand-eye-coordination exercises. For a few minutes, Zvonareva made like a circus performer and juggled three tennis balls. Once out on the court with Cli jsters, though, one ball was more than Zvonareva could handle. Her victory complete, Clijsters picked up Jada, cradling her in the crook of her left elbow, while holding the US Open trophy in her right hand as photographers snapped away. Moments later, after being plopped in a chair by Mom, Jada pointed to the nearby cameras and said, "No photos." Clijsters beats Zvonareva for third US Open title THE SPLITS: Kim Clijsters (kissing trophy below returns the ball to Russian Vera Zvonareva during their championship match at the US Open in New York on Saturday. (AP Photo
A FLEET of 30 boats gathered on Lake Garda last week to compete in the 2010 5.5 Metre World Championship. Bahamian Gavin McKinney was the first non-European boat in the fleet and finished in fifth place overall. The race committee of Circolo Vela Torbole did an excellent job in staging the seven races that w ere on the schedules. And the w ind conditions and ambiance w ere fantastic. Swiss Olympic Star sailor Flavio Marazzi and his crew, consisting of Aussie sailor Andrew Palfrey and Swiss boat builder Christof Wilke, dominated the championship and took first place overall with a total of 13 points and one race to spare. With this victory, Marazzi captured his fifth world champion title in the 5.5 Class. First I would like to thank my crew who did a fantastic job. They both worked very hard to make these good results happen, said Flavio Marazzi. Andrew brought a lot of experience into the team, sailing with the Star and just lately winning the Etchells Worlds with John Bertrand. He's the one who could help me focus on my job that is making the boat as fast as possible, explained Marazzi. Christof just knows everything about the 5.5m and could help us to prepare a perfect setup for Torbole. It's always amazing how much he cares about all the details. This will help in critical situations when everything has to work just well to win the race, he added. It was a great week sailing together with my crew and against the best 5.5m sailors in the world. Winning is always nice but spending a good week with friends in Torbole is just great, said Flavio. Finishing in second position was 2010 Scandinavian Gold Cup winner, Norwegian Kristian Nergaard, with a net total of 21 points and in third position, Finnish sailor Kenneth Thelen with a net total of 28 points. German Andreas Christiansen won the Evolution division and placed 15th overall. First place in the Classic division went to Italian Alfredo Delli, 20th overall. Next year, the 5.5m World Championship is slated to take place in Helsinki, Finland. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, PAGE 15 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Gold again: US wins worlds B y DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP by the NBA, Allen Iverson is considering playing in China. Gary Moore, Iverson's personal manager, s aid Iverson has not been contacted by any NBA team with training camps set to open in less than two weeks. Moore said there is "legitimate interest" between Iverson and a team in China to work out a deal. Moore did not know the team's name and was vague on details. "We're very astonished, to say the least, that not one team has contacted us with any interest," Moore said. "I just don't understand it." Iverson played three games for Memphis last season before he returned for a second stint with the Philadelphia 76ers. He aver aged 13.9 points for the Sixers before he took a leave of absence in March because of family issues. In his prime, Iverson boasted top-selling jerseys and sneakers and was a global super star. His popularity never waned even as his production dipped Iverson was voted an Eastern Conference All-Star starter last season. Iverson would be a drawing card overseas, and might see a familiar face in former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury. Also discarded by the NBA, Marbury played last season for Shanxi Zhongyu in the Chinese Basketball Association. Moore says a Chinese team first approached the 35-year-old Iverson last month. Iverson is 17th on the NBA's career scoring list with 24,368 points over a 14-year career with Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and Memphis. He won the MVP in 2001 when he led the Sixers to the finals. Iverson's agent, Leon Rose, did not immediately return messages for comment on Monday. Iverson was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 draft and spent his first 10 seasons in Philadelphia. He was a four-time scoring champion, averaged 26.7 points and never won a championship. "What has Alan Iverson done to not warrant interest in him?" Moore said. He was hobbled by an arthritic left knee and constantly needed it drained last season. Iverson also famously clashed with his coaches, notably Larry Brown, but returned to Philadelphia humbled, reserved and more accepting of team play. He took a leave of absence in March because of family issues. Moore said Iverson is healthy and works out in Atlanta prepping for a comeback. "I don't think he's done," Moore said. Iverson considering playing overseas, says his manager B y BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer I STANBUL (AP Durant pulled up for another impossibly long three-pointer, wheeled and began shouting and g esturing at the rowdy fans along the sideline. "I was just pounding my chest and letting everybody know who we are," Durant said. They were supposedly a "BTeam." T hey turned out to be the best t eam in the world. The United States won its first world basketball championships ince 1994 on Sunday, beating Turkey 81-64 behind another sen-s ational performance from the tournament MVP. D urant scored 28 points, setting a record along the way for most in the tournament by a US player. He left the court with 42 seconds remaining and shared a long hug with coach Mike Krzyzewski, who finally won the world title after his previous twoa ttempts ended with bronze medals. "Our only option was to come out here and get a gold, and it feels really good to bring this back home to the States," Durant said. Lamar Odom added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Americans, who won gold in the worlds for the fourth time, doing so with a team that was no sure thing after coming to Turkey without the superstars from its Olympic gold medal team. With Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Co. sitting at home, this group was called a "BTeam," which the players were aware of and couldn't wait to disprove. "I think that was extra motivation," Durant said. "It was exciting to come out here and win and also to prove people wrong." And they came through where many of their bigger-name predecessors couldn't four years ago in Japan in the world championship, beginning to quiet a raucous crowd midway through the second quarter with a superb defensive effort. "In order to win the championship, we had to be the best defensive team and we were able to do that throughout the tour nament," Odom said. Durant, who scored 33 and a US-record 38 points in the previ ous two games, again took care of the offense, qualifying the US for the 2012 Olympics. Hedo Turkoglu of the Phoenix Suns scored 16 points for the Turks, who were bidding for their first title and were boosted by huge crowd support, with fans in red filling most of the 15,000-seat Sinan Erdem Dome. Lithuania beat Serbia for the bronze earlier in the day. Durant scored 20 in the first half, then hit consecutive threepointers early in the third quarter, yelling at Turkish fans sitting courtside and pounding his chest after the second, as the US quickly extended a 10-point halftime lead. "I was just lost in the moment and it was a lot of fun out there," Durant said. The Americans already knew they'd be bringing a different team to Turkey after all the gold medallists from the 2008 Olympics opted to take this summer off. Then All-Star forwards Amare Stoudemire and David Lee were forced to withdraw on the opening day of training camp. The US was left with a young, undersized team, featuring six players 22 or younger and only one true center in Tyson Chandler, who quickly became a backup when forward Odom was installed as the starter. "I thought we rallied and we became a little bit of an unconventional team," Krzyzewski said. "We thought we could win, we just felt it would be a lot harder, and they worked real hard and they made it happen." So this team simply rode Durant to the gold medal. The NBA scoring champion made seven three-pointers against Turkey, often pulling up from places that were simply too far away for its zone to reach, and returns to Oklahoma City on the next level of superstardom. "He elevated," Krzyzewski said. "He was on a pretty high floor already, but he went close to being in the penthouse." The whistling was so loud when US players were introduced that it was hard to make out the names. There were more whistles and boos every time the Americans had the ball in the early going, and the building was at its loudest when Turkoglu made consecutive three-pointers to give Turkey its first lead at 1514 with 4:07 remaining in the first quarter. Durant scored 11 points in the quarter to help the Americans to a 22-17 advantage. The US held Turkey to one field goal over the first six minutes of the second quarter, extending the lead to 10 on a three-pointer by Durant. The Americans were ahead 42-32 at halftime. The US victory put a disappointing end to an important day for Turks, who approved sweep ing changes to their constitution in a referendum vote, which the government hailed as a leap toward full democracy. President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the game, congratulating him on the success of the tournament and Turkey's team while acknowledging "the vibrancy of Turkey's democracy as reflected in the turnout for the referendum." But the team, serenaded throughout by fans singing "12 Giant Men," its theme song since its runner-up finish while hosting the 2001 European champi onship, fell short of becoming the fourth host to win the world championship and first since Yugoslavia in 1970. The Turks were a step slow and consistently beaten on the boards, perhaps drained from their thrilling 83-82 victory over Serbia in Saturday's late game. "Nobody was expecting to be this far," Turkoglu said. "So I'm really happy, really proud." MEDAL GLORY: USAs Chauncey Billups (left of the World Championship between Turkey and the USA on Sunday. USA won the match 81-64. (AP Photo ALLEN IVERSON (AP GOLDEN BITE: Andre Iguodala bites his gold medal as he celebrates after the final. (AP Photo Switzerland takes title at 5.5m World Championship VICTORY CREW: Swiss Olympic Star sailor Flavio Marazzi and his crew in Torbole. Photo by Roberto Vuilleumier Bahamian Gavin McKinney fifth overall