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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 Community fears student war zone C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 106 No.246WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25) WEATHER PARTLY SUNNY HIGH 90F LOW 78F F E A T U R E S SEETHEARTSSECTION S P O R T S Carifringe Festival SEEPAGENINE Wildcats beat sharks By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE area where a 13-yearold schoolboy was shot has been described by the community as a student war zone. As Rashad Rolle, an eighth grade T A Thompson student, regained consciousness in hospital yesterday after under going intense surgery for gunshot injuries to his head, shop owners, parents and residents in the Baillou Hill Road area voiced concern yesterday that the shooting has signaled an escalation of violence in the area where numerous primary and high schools are located. The community members all claim that Mondays shooting stemmed from a wide spread fight between students, a mix of uniformed and plainclothed youngsters. One shop owner, who witnessed the initial brawl between students, said: What happened [on Monday] was senseless. Just senseless. Every day they [students] are out there fighting, throwing rock, throwing bottles just being rambunctious. Before this, it was just rocks or bottles, or knives, but you know whats going to happen now right? Now that there are guns involved, there aint no turning back. The shop owner admitted w hile he could not see the s hooter or the act because of t he mass confusion, due to the severity of the young mans injuries, it was highly unlikely that it could have been a stray bullet. Police however remain tight-lipped over the incident which led to the shooting of the young boy, amid claims by witnesses his gun man was another student. According to police reports, the boy 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 Locals hit out as boy recoversfr om shooting The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST B AHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net A TEENAGERS bid to commit suicide was thwarted by staff at Anatol Rodgers High School yesterday. The 15-year-old is said to have tried to take his own life using a pair scissors but was quickly stopped by an administrator. However, he received some injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. The BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E SEE page eight POLICE ON PATROL: Parents of Naomi Blatch Primary School students are shown above escorting their children from school as police officers stationed at the street corner look on. Pedestrians along the Baillou Hill Road strip noted a considerable increase in patrol officers yesterday following Mondays incident which led to the shooting of a 13-year-old junior high school student. School staff thwart teen suicide bid SEE page eight T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f PARENTSESCORTCHILDREN AFTERMONDAYSHOOTING POLICE have identified the man found inside the belly of a 12ft Tiger Shark caught in the Bahamas by his fingerprints. Initial tests indicate missing boater Judson Newton was eaten by the shark, confirmed Assistant Commissioner Hulan Hanna. However police are awaiting the results of further DNA tests to confirm his identity. Up to press time it was still unknown if Mr Newton was alive or dead when he was eaten. Mr Newton and his friend Franklin Roosevelt Brown were both reported missing after a boating trip with three By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@ tribunemedia.net CALLS were made yesterday for the resignation of Environment Minister Earl Deveaux over plans to develop Bell Island in the Exu ma Cays Land and Sea Park. Dr Deveaux said he was minded to approve plans submitted by Island of By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE body of a 45-year-old woman was discovered yesterday, the second to be found within 24 hours. Police had no leads into her death, or her identity up to press time last night. The woman was found naked on the floor of her one-bedroom efficiency at the rear of a home on Cowpen Road. Though partially decomposed, there Man f ound inside shark is identified SEE page eight Calls made for Earl Deveaux to resign Body of 45-year-old woman discovered SEE page eight SEE page six EARL DEVEAUX

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B y NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net L EGALadvocacy is a critical skill needed for the administration of justice int he Bahamas, according to o rganisers of a three-day advocacy training workshop. Moreno Hamilton, vice president of the Bahamas Middle Temple Society said justice being deliv-e red can depend on how t horoughly an advocate prepares a case. The onus is on you to execute; to ensure every thing is in order, said Mr Hamilton. There were more than 40 p articipants on the open ing day of the training ses sion yesterday. Eleven of t he participants were mem bers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, seven of which were police prosecu tors. Only two of the nine trained counsels are actually attorneys, according to Inspector Clifford Daxon, one of the police partici pants. Commissioner Ellison Greenslade spoke during the opening session, saying: Our participation is in keeping with our commitment to work even more closely with the Attorney Generals Office to strengthen criminal prosecution by deploying trained police attorneys and the most capable police prosecutors to the courts. We also appreciate the need to work with the AG office to improve case file preparation, to reduce time between arrest and prosecution especially for gun crimes, serious harm cases and similar offences. It is our hope therefore that the training initiative is the start of many posi tive undertakings which will strengthen our resolve and enhance our capabili ties in the public and criminal justice arenas, said Commissioner Greenslade. The training was a first for the Caribbean and is being conducted by the Middle Temple Hall, a London based legal soci ety, according to Mr Hamilton. It was supported by the Bahamas Bar Association, and said to be in line with the promised education component of the Associ ation. This civil and criminal a dvocacy training seminar comes at a very opportune time in our court practice and for advocacy generally. Presently, the Bar is reviewing draft new rules of the Supreme Court anda new Criminal Procedure Code, said Ruth BoweDarville, president of theB ahamas Bar Association The course itself has come with the endorse ment of the Chief Justice, the President of the Court of Appeal and Sir George Newman. The Chief Justice, in his recent address to the Bar, stressed the need for improved advocacy skills at the Bar and implored lawyers to consider their lack thereof. Our only regret about this course is the limited number of spaces available, and as could not be avoid ed, the cost, said Mrs Bowe-Darville. Participants in the three day workshop will benefit from tips on picking through their cases, learning about mistakes, hesita tion and bad habits fre quently practised in court, among other strategies. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPORTS SECTION Local News.........................P1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9 Editorial/Letters........................................P4 Spor ts......................................P10,11,12,13 Advt........................................................P14 BUSINESS/AR TS SECTION Business................................P1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Comics.....................................................P8 T aste...................................................P9,10 Ar ts....................................................P11,12 CLASSIFIED SECTION 28 PAGES USA TODAY MAIN/SPORTS 12 PAGES B y TANEKA THOMPSON T ribune Staff Reporter t thompson@tribunemedia.net AN "outraged" community association has pledged a $2,000 cash reward to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the gunman org unmen who shot a 13-year-old boy in the head. T he Bain and Grants Town Association said the reward money is part of a clear message to the c riminal element that citizens will n ot sit passively while "repulsive" a cts are committed against the nation's youth. T he young victim is a student at T A Thompson Junior High School and his shooter is believedto be another male student. The student was at a bus stop at John Road, off Baillou Hill Road, after school hours with other students when gunshots were f ired shortly before 4pm yesterd ay. Reports from witnesses in the a rea indicate that a fight broke o ut moments before the shooting. T he boy was reported to have sustained injuries to the left side of his head and was taken to hospitalb y ambulance. It is unclear if p olice suspect the boy was the intended target or shot by a stray bullet. R everend C B Moss, president of the association, spoke out a gainst the "repulsive" violence y esterday. "Although the victim is not a r esident of Bain and Grants Town a nd was only passing through, the tragedy occurred in our community. Our outrage is such that we are not prepared to stand idly by a nd accept this kind of repulsive a ction in our community," said Mr Moss. A t last report, the boy remained i n critical condition in hospital. The shooting occurred a few hours before the association and anti-crime advocates Bahamas A gainst Crime met for a leaders c onference on crime in the dis trict. T he shooting is similar to a 2008 a ttack on schoolboy DeAngelo Cargill. In January of that year, 18-yearold Cargill was shot in the chest at a round 3.30pm during a during a d rive-by shooting as he stood on a crowded bus stop at the junctiono f Bay and Frederick Streets in t he busy downtown area. He died in hospital hours later. Police believe Cargill was the vic tim of a case of mistaken identity. $2,000 cash reward offered for information on boys shooting CRIMESCENE: Police on the scene on Monday after the shooting at John Road, off Baillou Hill Road. Legal adv ocacy cr itical for administr ation of justice Community makes pledge after repulsive violence OPENING SESSION: Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade spoke as the workshop got underway

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POLICE are questioning an 18-year-old man in connection with the stabbing death of an Abaco resident. The male victim, whose identity has not been released by police, was stabbed around 4.45pm on Monday at Curry Lane in Murphy Town, Abaco. Police found the body lying face-up in the driveway of a home at Curry Lane, having suffered stab wounds to the stomach. Initial reports indicate the victim and another man got into a fight and at some point the victim was stabbed. He was taken to the local clinic where he was pro nounced dead. The Tribune understands that the victim's body was flown into New Providence yesterday to be identified by family members living in the capital. Police are also investigat ing the armed robbery of a Texaco service station. Short ly after 4am yesterday, two men both armed with handguns reportedly burst into the station and demanded cash. The culprits robbed the gas station of an undetermined amount of cash and fled the area on foot into the nearby Baillou Hill Estates area. Investigations in to both incidents continue. THE 15,000-seat national s tadium is on target for a June 2011 completion, when it will be ready to contribute to sporting, cultural, andt ourism events, government officials said. This will position us bet t er for sports tourism, said Tyrone Sawyer, director of Sports Tourism in the Min-i stry of Tourism and Aviat ion. It will give us the opportunity in conjunction with o ur hotel partners to host quite a bit of different events here in the Bahamas, andf rom a sports tourism perspective our goal is to stimulate sporting events that willb ring people to the Bahamas to spectate and participate. Phase one of the stadium will feature two grand stands. T he western grand stand will seat 12,000 and the eastern grand stand will seat 3,000, but its seating will be able tob e expanded in the second phase of development. The seating at both grand s tands will be covered, and even thunder storms will pose little threat since light-n ing arrestors will be in p lace on roof tops, officials said. Fibre optics will be i nstalled for state-of-the-art broadcast communications and a sprinkler system andw heel-chair access have also been included in the design. Project manager Iram L ewis said top-notch craftsmanship has gone into the $30-million project funded by the Chinese government. B ahamians can be confident that a well-built stadium will be turned over to the gov ernment, he said. The tradesmen leave marks on the areas they work in, he said. The b locks that they lay, the forms that they put up, they put their signature on them.S o if it is defective and they h ave to take it down, it comes out of their salary. Mr Lewis said the policy e ncourages the builders to deliver an exceptional job from the outset. T he construction of the national stadium is a part of an overall development planf or the sporting area that will include substantial enhancements over several years. 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Sergeant John Casper, a 25 year veteran of the Bergenfield New Jersey Police Department, told jurors that he fearedhe was going to die after a gunm an shot him on the Cable Beach strip in May 2008. Bradley Saunders, 23, and Ebenezer Sherman, 19, are on trial for the attempted murder o f Mr Casper and the attempte d armed robbery of Joan Algios. Mr Casper recalled that he had travelled to the Bahamas on May 12, to meet up withs ome friends at the Blue Water R esort, Cable Beach. T he witness said the incident occurred at around 9.30pm on May 14, while he was walking along the Cable Beach strip. He recalled that while his g irlfriend Susan and her friend B etty walked ahead he had d ecided to walk along with his girlfriends mother, Mary, and aunt, Joan. Mr Casper said they had passed the home of formerP rime Minister Perry Christie w hen he noticed two men in w hite T-shirts standing on Ruby Street. The witness said he continued to observe the men as they travelled east along the CableB each strip and said to them m en, How are you doing t onight, while observing them as they walked along. We continued to walk and then I heard Joan scream and heard her body hit theg round, Mr Casper told the c ourt. H e said that turned around, his hand flew into the air and he fell backwards. It was then that he said that saw the barrel of a dark colored revolverp ointing at him. M r Casper said that he l ooked at the gunman, who appeared frightened. He described the gunman as being taller, more slender and of darker complexion thanh is accomplice. M r Casper recalled seeing a muzzle flash and feeling an incredible amount of pain in his chest. He told the court that at that point his girlfriends aunt Joan was beingd ragged by another assailant. M r Casper said he looked a t the assailants and said, You shot me, then watched as the men ran down the street. He said Betty and Susan t hen ran to him. M r Casper said that he b egan to have trouble breathing and held his hand on his chest to step the bleeding, but to no avail. He said that he told Susan h e needed to get to a hospital a nd she stepped into the road i n an effort to stop an oncoming car. Mr Casper recalled that Stephanie Carroll stopped and offered them her car. He alsot old the court that Warren J ohnson, an off duty police o fficer, also came to his aid and drove him to hospital. Mr Casper recalled that he was taken to hospital where he was treated. H e said that he remained in h ospital until May 19 when he w as flown to the United States. Mr Casper recalled that he was taken to Hackensack Medical Centre in New Jersey, where he remained ini ntensive care for two more d ays until the bullet was r emoved from his back. The trial resumes today before Senior Justice Anita Allen. Olivia Nixon-Pratt and A nthony Delaney are prosec uting the case. C ecil Hilton and Donna Major are representing Saunders. Sherman is being represented by attorney Godfrey ProP inder. New Jersey cop recounts being shot in chest cour t BRIEFS Police question 18-year-old man about stabbing in Abaco National Stadium construction on target for June 2011 completion 1 TOUR: P roject manager Iram Lewis takes a group on a tour of the stadium. 2 MODEL: A three-dimensional model of the national stadium now under construction. AN AIRPORT Authority w orker was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday i n connection with the discovery of $5,000 worth of cocaine. P olice have charged Terrel Williams with possession ofc ocaine with the intent to s upply. W illiams was allegedly found in possession of 4.78 ounces of cocaine. T he accused was arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell andp leaded not guilty to the c harge. He was granted bail in the sum of $10,000. The case has b een adjourned to May 23, 2010. A JAMAICAN man was a rraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday, charged in connection with the discovery of four fields of marijua na last week. Veron St Tardo Gayle, 27, a ppeared before Deputy C hief Magistrate Carolita Bethell in Court One, Bank Lane, charged with posses s ion of marijuana with the intent to supply and cultivation of dangerous drugs. It is alleged that on Fri day, September 10, the accused was found in possession of a quantity of mar ijuana which authorities b elieved he intended to sup ply to others. Court dockets also allege that the accused cultivated dangerous drugs. Some 25,000 plants were discovered in a bushy areao ne mile off Deep Creek, Eleuthera by Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU and South Eleuthera police. Gayle pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to prison. He is expected back in court on Thursday for a bail hearing. TWO BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation employees accused of stealing copper wiring from a ZNS radio transmitter site two weeks ago were granted $20,000bail yesterday. Robert Johnson, 57, and Joseph Rigby, 43, who were arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell last week on charges of stealing and causing dam age, were back in court yes terday for a bail hearing. It is alleged that on Thursday, September 2, the two men stole 150 feet of copper straps valued at $1,317.50. It is further alleged that the two men caused damage in the amount of $90,388.20 to tun ing equipment belonging to the Broadcasting Corpora tion of the Bahamas. After the copper wiring went missing, ZNS radio's 1540AM station went off air. The station is now being transmitted on the FM fre quency as an interim measure while ZNS works to repair and restore the equip ment. Johnson and Rigby, who according to police are BEC technicans/ labourers, have pleaded not guilty to the charges and have opted for a summary trial in Magistrates Court. They were granted $20,000 bail with two sureties. Their case has been adjourned to May 19. Airport Authority worker arraignedin connection with cocaine discovery 1 2

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EDITOR, The Tribune On the 1st September, The Nassau Guardian carried a story with an interview with D erek Winford, the CEO of B ahamas Supermarkets Ltd., which does business in The B ahamas as City Markets. The story said that I attendeda meeting with the CEO to d iscuss my intervention in the press on behalf of my constituents about the fate of City M arkets.The story said that it was expected that I would issue a statement subsequent to my meeting and I now do s o. In The Tribune 28th August, the CEO Derek Winford said that City Markets is i n business to stay in business.I welcome that statement.Aside from Mr. Winfords response, there weret wo other responses in the press to my intervention.Mine was a simple intervention thate xpressed concern for my constituents who work at City Markets, noted the issues in the store about inventory ande quipment, and in the face of those fears of my constituents w ho are employees of the s tore, I asked the Ministry of Labour to intervene both in a f ormal and informal way to s eek to protect the rights of the workers at the store. T here is a history in this c ountry of companies that are foreign owned promising that a ll is well right up until the day they shut the doors and the owners abscond, leaving t he workers swinging their hands. The Minister of Labour has the authority to intervene to protect the workers in law, not for the government to s ave the company but to pro tect the workers. I think the two responses by Rick Lowe of the right wing Nassau Institute (6th September) and Jerome R. Pinder (1st September perverse and knee jerk. My s imple intervention got trans lated by these two unbridled market forces men to mean that I was interfering in business in The Bahamas and advocating that City Markets be saved by the Govern ment. Wonders never cease f rom the usual suspects. There are times when such an intervention by the governm ent is appropriate, but we a re not there yet with City Markets. My simple intervention w as for the Minister of Labour to ask the company what is going on and to seeka ssurances that the rights of workers are being protected.I did meet with Mr. Winford.It was a good meeting, which reviewed the difficulties that the company faces.It appears that they are suffering froma bad market, some issues relating to the management choices made by the company when it was first bought by the Barbados cum Trinidadian company and from pilfera ge, euphemistically called shrinkage. The Bahamas Supermar kets CEO assured me that m oney is not being taken out of The Bahamas, but is in fact being put into The Bahamas by Neal and Massey, the ulti m ate owners of the company. He assured me that his comp any has a long term comm itment to the success of City Markets.It appeared to me that there was a communica-t ions problem internally with t he staff, which he also assured me he would seek to correct by visiting all stores and speaking to the employ ees. I am advised that he has done so. I t is not an easy decision for a Member of Parliament to decide to intervene in mat-t ers of this kind, because the question is where does the greater public interest lie: in trying quiet diplomacy or in m aking the matter public and risking further harm to the company that you really hope t o save? I chose the route of public intervention.One of the roles of a Member of Par-l iament is to shape the public debate and to air issues that would normally not see thel ight of day. I hope that in m aking the intervention that I did, I have served the larger public interest. T here are thousands of Bahamian shareholders of City Markets who are waiti ng for a return to profitabili ty.A half hour meeting with a CEO is not a forensic audit, so one never knows, but them eeting seemed a sincere e ffort to correct some impressions and to urge continued p atience as the company works its way back to profitability. I want to thank Mr. Winford for the seriousness with which he has dealt with this matter and his commitment to making things work. I will c ontinue to monitor the situ ation. I hope for all of our s akes that the company succ eeds, including for the sake of the naysaying Rick Lowe, who may well not have had General Motors vehicles to s ell but for the intervention o f the US Government and who, I assume, sells some of his cars to those same City Market employees.It should go without saying that if those employees are without work then they wont be able to buya ny cars from Nassau Motors, which, after all, is presumably a main aim of his life. F RED MITCHELL MP Fox Hill, Nassau,S eptember 7, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 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 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm The drilling moratorium enacted after the BP oil spill applies only to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Yet energy exploration in the Gulf's shallow waters has come to a virtual standstill as drillers grapple with tougher U.S. federal rules since the spill. The pace at which regulators grant drilling permits in water less than 500 feet (150 meters) deep slowed sharply this summer, an Associated Press analysis of government data shows. Just four of 10 shallow-water drilling applications were approved from June through August; 15 applications were sought and approved in the same period last year. Environmental groups are encouraged. But drilling executives say the new rules, which require them to produce detailed spillresponse plans and estimates for worst-case scenarios, are adding millions of dollars in costs and causing delays that have led to layoffs. Executives worry that when the Obama administration lifts the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, where the risks are greater, the permitting process will be even slower. These worries grew after the Sept. 2 fire on an oil and gas platform owned by Mariner Energy that was working in the Gulf's shallow waters. Thirty-one out of 47 rigs used for shallow-water drilling in the Gulf will be out of work by the end of September, industry officials say. "It certainly appears there's some kind of agenda in place" to punish offshore drillers, says Kurt Hoffman, chief operating officer of Houston-based Seahawk Drilling, which pro vides drilling services in shallow Gulf waters. The company has laid off 200 to 300 workers since the BP spill. Federal regulators say they're sympathet ic to the industry's frustrations and they're not trying to curtail drilling in the Gulf only make it safer. "We will not approve applications until and unless they fully comply with the new requirements," Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, said Monday in a statement. Bromwich told reporters Tuesday that in response to the industry complaints, he might temporarily reassign employees from other offices to the Gulf to speed up permits for shallow-water drilling. Shallow-water drilling has been the heart of the offshore industry for decades. Ninetyeight percent of the 3,400 platforms operating in the Gulf are in shallow water. They produce 30 percent of the Gulf's oil and roughly two-thirds of its natural gas. In recent years, oil giants like BP and Royal Dutch Shell have pushed into deeper waters to find bigger oil and gas fields. Immediately after the deadly April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, the government put in place a six-month moratorium on drilling at any depth. On June 8, it lifted the moratorium on new shallow-water drilling. The AP analysis of government data shows that, from 2007 until just before the BP spill, 605 shallow-water permits were submitted and 576 were approved. From January through April of this year, 45 permits were sought and 44 were approved. Still, over time the vast majority of drilling applications are likely to be granted it's just that the process will take longer, according to Melissa Schwartz, a spokeswoman for the ocean energy management agency. The reduction in applications in recent months is a reflection of drillers' uncertainty about the new rules, industry officials say. And drillers say complying with the new rules hasn't been easy. They must hire independent experts to review well designs and certify that spill-prevention equipment the very equipment that failed BP will stop the flow of oil if there is an accident. The government has held weekly conference calls with oil industry officials to explain the new rules. Still, industry officials say they remain perplexed by some requirements like how to calculate worst-case spill scenar ios for an exploratory well. "We just started asking them, 'Tell us what you want,'" says Seahawk's Hoffman. "It's still really confusing." Shares of shallow-water drillers have tumbled sharply since the BP spill. Seahawk shares are down 59 percent; those of another driller, Nabors Industries, are off 14 percent. Shallow-water wells are considered less risky than deepwater wells, and easier to repair if damaged because they can be reached by divers. But major accidents have happened in shallow water. The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill the biggest in the Gulf until the Deepwater Horizon disaster was caused by the blowout of a well in just 160 feet (50 meters Last year's Montara spill off the western coast of Australia was caused by an explosion on a rig in 250 feet (75 meters The deepwater moratorium is in effect until Nov. 30, though regulators have indicated they're considering lifting it earlier. Environmentalists say the government should remain stingy about approving drilling permits. This article is by Chris Kahn and David Koenig, AP Business Writers Fred Mitchell: My meeting about fate of City Markets LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net Gulf drilling pace slows in shallow water %(59/<1(%,(1$,0(RI :LOVRQ7UDFW1$66$8%$+$0$6 EDITOR, The Tribune. I find your article absolutely misleading and quite frankly I am surprised at The Tribune. I live in the Fairview Heights area and the pictures displayed in todays Tribune are not pictures of our park! RESIDENTS OF FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS Nassau, September 13, 2010. EDITOR, The Tribune. A ny money spent in a community for the residents of that particular community can be considered money well spent however, looking at the park one can see that it is in a deplorable state. Discredit should not be on Honourable Branville McCartney but the uncaring and destructive residents who have no self-respect and pride for their community. Oftentime when parks are repaired the very next day equipment is stolen or destroyed. With individuals of that nature no amount of money is ever sufficient. MICHAEL CLARKE Nassau, September 14, 2010. Pictures are not of our park Was it money well spent?

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THE Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF been recognised for havingo ne of the highest homicide detection rates in the region by being awarded the Excel-l ence Award from the Intern ational Homicide Investigation Association (IHIA The IHIA invited the RBPF to participate in its annual symposium, which was held in Sparks, Nevadaf rom August 8. Due to the fact that Bahamas homicide investigators worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Invest igation (FBI e s, American authorities w ere aware of the efforts of the RBPF detectives. The IHIA award was a ccepted by Supt Leon Bethell, officer in-charge oft he Central Detective Unit; A ssistant Supt Bernard K B onamy, officer in-charge of Homicide, and Inspector Solomon Cash, Assistant D irector of Homicide. The officers participated in training and intelligence sessions throughout the w eek-long symposium, gaining pertinent information and skills concerning the lat e st in crime fighting techniques. The IHIA made special mention of Commissioner Ellison Greenslade and invit-e d him to participate as a lecturer during the 2011 symposium. T he symposium, which b rings together detectives from law enforcement agencies around the world, lauded the RBPF for its excellent detection rate, and has already committed to spon s oring training for other members of the force. The IHIAs primary mission is to assist law enforcement agencies with leaders hip training, resources and e xpertise that will enhance t heir ability to solve cases. By merging all of the disciplines together, the IHIAs aid it aims to nurture interagency cooperation; buildp rofessional relationships; e ncourage exchange of inform ation related to case management investigation and prosecution strategy. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM B y ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net A GUNMANheld up a woman on Saturday, ordered her out of her car and then sped off with the stolen vehicle. The incident occurred at around 11.20pm on Saturday in the area of Soldier Road and Chenile Avenue, east of East Street. Police responded and received information that a woman was sitting in white 2006 Honda Accord licence plate number 234359 when a dark male allegedly armed with a handgun entered the vehicle and ordered the female out, press liaison officer Sgt Chrislyn Skippings said in the crime report. After the woman got out of the car the culprit fled the a rea in the vehicle, travelling north on Chenille Avenue. T he car was discovered a short while later on Armeryll is Avenue in Garden Hills, having been set on fire. Police are investigating. B y ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net B OATERS and swimm ers are being warned to watch out for high waves, sea swells and rip currents as category four Hurricane Igor passes to the east of the Bahamas in the next few days. T here were some misleading reports on certain US cable news channels yes-t erday which suggested Hurricane Igor was headed f or the Bahamas, however, it appears the broadcasters were making the comm on mistake of interchanging Bermuda and Bahamas. A ccording to the latest information on the hurricanes trajectory, the storm will in fact have no serious impact on the Bahamian islands. Bermuda will take more of a hit from the system. Its going to pass well east of the Bahamas, said JustinP ovick, meteorologist with US-based forecasters A ccuweather.com. M r Povick said that by Thursday or Friday eastern-facing Bahamian islands are looking at increased wave action, (includingu p to eight, perhaps 12 f eet. Storm surge is not an issue or heavy rain as the hurricane will be farr emoved from the islands, he added. M r Povick projected that N assau and Freeport will see smaller waves and swells of between four and seven feet in height, with rip currents also a danger in these areas. Y esterday afternoon, H urricane Igor was located at 18.3 degrees north and 52.4 degrees west, moving west northwest at nine milesp er hour. Unlike Hurricane Earl, t he storm is not forecast to h ave a significant impact on the east coast of the US, as it is expected to turn more northwards. Meanwhile, Hurricane Julia has formed in thew ake of Igor. It is currently l ocated around 350 miles to the west of the Cape Verde islands off the coast of Africa and is not expectedt o make landfall but to stay out over the Atlantic. SHANNONDOR HAROLD EVANS Grand Bahamas Deputy Port Controller, has earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Leicester University, Leicester, England. Mr Evans travelled to England in July to receive his degree. He was accompanied by his wife, Estelle, and their daughter, Shannon. Present to celebrate this milestone with Mr Evans and his family were High Commissioner and former Commissionerof Police, Mr Paul Farquharson and Mrs Sharon Farquharson. Mr Evans is currently serving as Deputy Port Controller in charge of the Grand Bahama office. He recently retired from the Royal Bahamas Police Force as an Assistant Commissioner of Police after serving for 36 years. T enure During his tenure with the Force Mr Evans was awarded (QPM Medal and second place in the Caribbean in the Association of Caribbean Chiefs of Police and Motorola Community Policing Contest for his Community Policing Initia tive The Police Are My Friends! He was also the 1998 winner of the sea Shell Award as the Most Outstanding Civil Servant for the year 1997/1998 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. In 2005, he was honoured by the Farm Road Constituency as a deserving father. Mr Evans is the recipient of several certificates, including a Postgraduate Certifi cate in Criminal Justice and Police Management from the University of Leicester; a certificate in Criminal Justice and Police Management from the National Police Training College, Bramshill, England; a cer tificate in Criminal Investigations from the United States Navy/FBI Caribbean Police School in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands; certificate in Fingerprints and Police Photography from the West Yorkshire, Metro politan Police Academy, Wakefield, Eng land; certificate in Civil and Criminal Inves tigation and Identification from the Insti tute of Applied Science, Chicago, U.S.A.; certificate on Control of Narcotics Enforcement from the Institute for International Cooperation in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, Mr Evans has participated in numerous sem inars and attended many in addition to which he has participated in numerous courses organized and/or conducted by the Police Training College. Mr Evans is also the developer of a Customer Service Presentation that he was mandated by the Commissioner of Police to present to each division of the force. In addition to making the presentation to all divisions of the Force, Mr Evans has also made his presentation to various government and private sector agencies throughout The Bahamas, as well as to Canadian Police Officers at City Hall in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and to officers in the Turks and Caicos Islands. During his tenure as a police officer Mr Evans, who joined the force in 1974, served as Commandant of the Police Training Col lege as well as Officer in Charge of various divisions, stations and units including: Drug Enforcement Unit and Eastern Division (Grand Bahama Station, Central Division and Eastern Division and Uniform Branches, New Providence District (New Providence Mr Evans expects to enrol in the March 2011 intake with the University of Leicester to continue his studies in the PhD programme in Criminology. Deputy Port Controller earns Master of Science degree Police recognised for one of regions highest homicide detection rates Warning for boaters and swimmers ahead of Hurricane Igor Gunman holds up woman, steals her car GATHERINGSTORM: This satellite image from Monday, provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Igor east of the Northern Leeward Islands and Tropical Storm Julia, right, south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Shannondor Harold Evans travels to England for milestone MASTEROFSCIENCEDEGREE: Shannondor Harold Evans Bahamas could see sea swells, high waves

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Discovery Limited, under stood to be billionaire Islami c leader the Aga Khan. He also admitted accepting a free ride in the Aga Khansh elicopter to attend a film screening in Abaco before going on to Bell Island with BNT executives the nextd ay. However, former PLP MP Philip Smith said: Does this sound familiar t o anyone else? In late 2006, Shane Gibson, quite correctly, r esigned from Cabinet in a s imilar matter involving a p ermanent residency per mit for an American entert ainer. Maybe when he tenders his resignation from Cabi n et, Dr Deveaux will also tell the Bahamian publichow much it will take to buy him since he claims hed oes not think a helicopter r ide could buy him. I look forward to read ing the resignation statem ent; or failing this, the let ter of dismissal from the Prime Minister. Plans to dredge and excavate at least 8.8 acres of marine sand flats, rock and vegetation for two channels, 12ft and 14ft deep, a barge landing and 20 slip y acht basin, as well as roads across the 349-acre island, have been passed on to theB NT for their input, Dr Deveaux said. But after they were revealed in The Tribune y esterday, conservationists o pposed to any develop ment in the park expressed further concerns over alle-g ations the BNT accepted a $1million donation from the Aga Khan last year. Sam Duncombe, from conservation group reEarth, said: By allowing development in the park, they are destroying the nat ural beauty, the ecological d iversity and history asso ciated with being the first marine park started in thew orld. Does a million dollars negate this critically impor tant focus? If this is the case, the B NT hierarchy should resign immediately fol lowed closely by the Minist er for the Environment, because its painfully clear that they have abandoned their directives. BNT executive director Eric Carey refused to comment on whether the Trust accepted a donation from the Aga Khan, nor would he state the Trusts position on the Bell Island development despite being the usual spokesman for the Trust. This isnt an environ mental issue anymore, Mr Carey said. Its getting too political. This requires input from the board so I will let the president know that a state ment is expected and he will meet with his colleagues on the board to address all of the concerns that have been raised. He said BNT president Neil McKinney is expected to return to Nassau next week. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA conducted by Florida consultants Turrel, Hall and Associates Ltd concluded the development would not have a significant environmental impact and the planning applications state no negative environmental impacts expected. But in an area where fishermen are arrested for taking anything within the 112.6 acre park, the possibility of approving plans to dredge and excavate in a zone that has been protected since 1958 has astounded former Exuma MP and PLP Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries George Smith. He said: We will arrest a Bahamian from Black Point who passes through the cays and catches a few fish, but were going to let a man come in, because hes Mr So-and-so, and do dredging to 15ft? If it was John Brown from Long Island I think it would be a different story. I cannot envision that we would want to see that in the park, where after the dredging, the silt will settle on reefs and on shoals in an area that has not been disrupted from the day it was made a park. By DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport R eporter d maycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Discovery Cruise Lines and Kellys F reeport Ltd have partnered i n establishing a $1,000 a ccount at Kellys to assist The Home for the Aged. Janet Toussant, Discoverys on-island representative, said the cruise line is pleased to be able to assist the organisation that is celeb rating 20 years of service t o senior citizens in the Freeport community. M s Toussant said Discovery has agreed to give $1,000 w orth of cruise tickets to K ellys, which has agreed to open an account at its store f or the Home to purchase m aterials needed for repairs a nd maintenance. Lynne Fraino, human resource and marketingm anager at Kellys, said the company was very happy to c ome onboard again with Discovery to assist the Home. The announcement was m ade on Monday at Kellys on Yellow Pine Street. Also present were Mrs Lynn L owe, owner of Kellys, and Home administrator Agatha T hompson. Ms Toussaint said a donation box was also placed o nboard the ship so that c rew members and passen g ers can make a monetary donation to the Home. We know that the power a nd water bills have been a big burden for the Home and we will match the mon ey donated and present the f ull amount to Mrs Thompson at the Home sometime in December, she said. Ms Toussant commended K ellys for partnering with them and encouraged other corporate businesses to a ssist the Home. Lynne Fraino said Kellys i s always willing to assist charitable organisations, such as the Home for the A ged. S he said the barter a rrangement with Discovery will not only benefit the Home, but also theire mployees. Thanks to Discovery we will use $1,000 of cruise tick e ts for our employees and w e will set up an account for w hich Home will shop for s upplies and goods they n eed, she said. A gatha Thompson said the Home currently caters to 12 senior citizens. She thanked Discovery and Kellys for their assistance. Our doors have only remained open through vent ures such as this, and Discovery has always been our biggest supporter, in terms o f funds and assistance, she s aid. M s Thompson thanked t he entire Grand Bahama c ommunity for supporting t he facility over the past 20 y ears. As we approach our twentieth anniversary we are encouraging the entire GB to assist us with fundraising, personal donations, visits, and repair work to the buildi ng which is always a large chunk of our budget, she said. B ecause of financial chall enges, Mrs Thompson said t he home has been downs ized to 12 residents. She n oted that other senior citiz en residences have now b een opened on the island. Ms Thompson said the Home has planned activities to commemorate its 20th anniversary, including a Thanksgiving Church Service on October 17 at the C ommunity at Heart Tabernacle Church on Coral Road, and a Grill Out on O ctober 30 to raise funds. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Partnership prompts $1,000 account for Home for the Aged D ISCOVERY C ruise Lines and Kelly's Freeport Ltd have partnered to offer assistance to the Home of the Aged. Seen from left are Lynne Fraino, human resource and marketing manager at Kellys, Agatha Thompson, administrator Home for the Aged, Janet Toussant, Discovery Cruise Line on-islandr epresentative, and Mrs Lynn Lowe, owner of Kellys Freeport. D e r e k C a r r o l l P h o t o g r a p h y Discovery Cruise Lines and Kells Freeport Ltd team up Calls made for the Minister of En vironment to resign FREE TRIP: The Minister admitted accepting a free ride in the Aga Khans helicopter FROM page one

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B y NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter n nicolls@tribunemedia.net TWO years ago, you were guaranteed to see Roosevelt Lee Adderleyl eading the front line of free dancers for the Fancy D ancers Junkanoo group. Today, he moves in and out of the UCLA MedicalC entre in California where he undergoes chemotherapy treatment for adult Tcell leukemia. L ess than three months a go he was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease,w ithout showing any sympt oms of sickness prior. So far there have been three positive rounds of chemo, and when Leec hecks back into the facili ty on September 27 for his fourth round he hopes to be able to start the process for a bone marrow transplant, which is a lot hard er than anything he has gone through, said his wife, Michelle Adderley. The chemo I am going through is one of the harde st a human being can take. Sometimes you feel you want to give up but you keep pressing on and have faith in God. I have a threeyear-old and I am fighting for everything, said Lee. Counsel have had my down times. The chemotherapy gives the body a really hard time. If you are not strong you will give up. I would tell anyone that. It is really hard on the body. In the hospital a lot of people are going through the samething, I walk about and counsel people and keep a positive attitude and tell them we are not alone, we can beat this thing, he said. Lees sister Jackie Knowles has been a witness to one of those down days. She said one day on her lunch break she used up a $30 phone card crying and praying with her broth er. She said it is especially h ard to hear him say, I love you. S he said the family is close, with every one having grown up together onK emp Road. I still live there. When w e heard the news everybody cried, I cried; I cried, because no one in our fam ily has ever had that. It was l ike a first time thing for the family to deal with a sickness. My regret is thath e is not here, but we talk t o him on a regular basis, said Mrs Knowles. Most of Lees siblings who could be eligible bonem arrow donors have taken compatibility tests to see if they are potential matchesf or a transplant. There is a 25 per cent chance they could match. Friends of Lees have initiated a bone marrow drive to serve as a back-up plan and in hopes of creating the Caribbeans first bone marrow registry. There is also a fundraising drive to help with medical expenses. The One-to-One Fund at www.bonemarrow.org is a drive supported by the Bone Marrow Foundation, a US-based non-profit organisation. The Adderleys youngest child is in daycare in California, a $1,100 per month expense that was never budgeted for because Lee served as daddy daycare before his illness. He has two other children, RJ and Lashonda, who live in the Bahamas. Last month, the Fancy Dancers organised a cookout in aid of the Lee Medical Fund. The Adderley family founded the Junkanoo group along with the Kemp and Robinson families. Lees family home sits next to the Junkanoo shack off Kemp Road, and his broth er, Troy Adderley, is still one of the groups leaders. If he was strong he w ouldnt miss Junkanoo this year. He would come b ack home and then return. He has all kinds of moves. Hes an entertainer; whenh e sees people (on Bay Street), hes gone, said col eader Wayde Pumpkin Robinson. He was one of the lead ing rhythm drummers. He w as one of the most consistent guys when we start ed off the group 1981/82. H e was a leading drummer a nd when he retired from drumming he took up free dancing in the front. He only missed two or threep arades in his life, and that was when he moved to California, said Mr Robinson. L ee was a very active man before his sickness, and he still is, his family said. On the sixth floor of the UCLA Medical Centre, Lee makes is way around, sometimes in a Rasta wig, and sometimes to the sound of Junkanoo, the tunes of Ronny Butler or the music of his cousin, one of the lead singers of the Baha Men. Patients I am one of the best patients they have ever had in that hospital. I watch people give up, literally die; they have had enough, and what I do is keep on encouraging patients. When I walk around and see new patients I introduce myself and encourage them. This is some serious stuff; really some serious stuff. I feel good when I am encouraging people, said Lee. He recently counselled a fellow patient the day before her passing. He said the night before this patient took her last breath he was there for her. I went to her room and prayed for her and told her not to worry, that I would see her later and not to worry. He said this patient would send her family members to his room for c ounselling. She would say, go see L ee, go see Lee. They would come to my room a nd talk and I would counsel them. They would come crying to my room. I would have them laughing. I havea box of wigs, a Rasta d readlock wig, and I would say my dreadlocks grow over night to clown around and have fun to make other people happy, said Lee. The family wrote a nice card and said how much they appreciated my time a nd energy, he said. L ee even does crossc ountry counselling. Lees best friend in the Bahamas, J ulian Rolle, has a mother with lung cancer. She started chemo the same day I did. In between,I call her to encourage her t o say she is not alone, we are in the same boat and we are going to fight it, said Lee. His own mother has Alzheimers disease, which he says is one of the hardest things for him to deal w ith. It was hard for me to l eave because she was always there for me. It was h ard, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. With the recession I had to give my business up( and move) to make sure m y family was well taken care of; family is the key to me now, he said. 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I would tell anyone that. In the hospital a l ot of people are going through the same thing, I walk about and counsel people and keep a p ositive attitude a nd tell them we are not alone, we can beat this thing. Roosevelt Lee A dderley CARACAS, Venezuela THEdeath toll in the crash of a Venezuelan state airline plane rose to 17 on Tuesday, a day after the twin-turboprop slammed into a steel mill yard. Thirty-four others on board survived, according to Associated Press. The French-built ATR 42 went down about six miles (10 kilometers the airport in the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz. Workers at the state-run Sidor steel foundry pulled people from the smoking wreckage. Two of the initial survivors died to due severe injuries, raising the toll to 17 victims, Transportation Minister Francisco Garces told reporters. Others were being treated in hospitals. It was unclear what caused Monday's crash. The pilot had contacted the control tower saying there were problems with one of the plane's engines, Bolivar state Gov. Francisco Rangel Gomez told reporters. He called it a miracle that so many had survived. The pilot and two of the other three crew members were among those killed. Investigators visited the site and were inter viewing survivors, airline officials and witnesses, the attorney general's office said in a statement. The authorities also planned to analyze the plane's cockpit flight data and voice recorders. President Hugo Chavez declared three days of mourning in the country. The flight had taken off from Margarita Island, a Caribbean island that is one of Venezuela's top tourist destinations. The plane belonged to the government's Conviasa, or Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aere os SA, which has been in operation since 2004. Death toll rises to 17 in V enezuela plane crash

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As a result of gunshots being fired, the boy was reported to have sustained injuries to the left side of his head and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Up to press time, police maintained they did not have any suspects, motive or new information concerning the shooting. Yesterday, pairs of uni formed officers could be seen stationed at various corners along the Baillou Hill Road strip, the preferred route of public school students in the area. Typi cally known to be congested with students travelling home from school, the street was sparsely populated by eager parents and docile stu dents. As many as five offi cers could be seen stationed in the area where Mondays shooting took place. The patrol officers main tained their presence was not a reactionary initiative to the shooting but a routine procedure during school zone times, however members of the community charge the apparent con certed effort to increase police visibility within school zones is too little, too late. A resident said: If this was usual what happened, wouldnt have happened. Had they had been out here before, like they are doing now, this would not have happened. Look at the kids, see how calm everyone is. These kids arent stupid, they know the police will be out here today and all of the officers are in uniform. They should have been in plain clothes, you cant catch these students like that. Everyone is on their best behavior today the ones that even come this way, because by this time theyve already seen all the police out and any trouble maker is long gone. Another resident added: I have one thing to say for the public, for parents After School Programmes. Put your child in an after school programme, music, sports, give them something to do. If parents found activ ities for their children, they wouldnt be out here in the streets idle and getting into trouble. How did this child get access to a gun? They need to find the kid that did this and his parents need to be charged for murder. Despite numerous calls placed to administration at T A Thompson Junior High School, officials were unavailable for comment up to press time. Police investigations are ongoing. REWARD OFFERED: PAGE TWO extent of his injuries and his condition are not known. Minister of Education Desmond Bannister last night described the suicide attempt as a "cry for help" and said in many cases, school officials are called to offer emotional support not given by student's families. He said the distressed boy went to speak with a school administrator at about 4pm about his problems. At some point during their conversation the administrator left the office to get help from another school employee. When they returned they found the student attempt ing to cut himself with a pair of scissors. Luckily, the officials were able to intervene and prevent him from inflicting potentially fatal wounds. Mr Bannister said many children are without a structured, dependable family life and rely on school administrators for emotional support and guidance. "It is important that we continue to emphasise how much these children need help. The schools right now, in many cases, is all that many kids have. So many of their family lives are unbearable, many children are living in very difficult circumstances," said Mr Bannis ter. He said Social Services and other relevant government and school agencies will be con tacted. w ere no visible signs of trauma to the body. R esponding to reports from the public, police investigated the residence where the woman was said to have lived alone. They are awaiting a coroners report to confirm the date and cause of her death, and the death of the man whose body was found on Monday. P ublic reports again led police to discover t he body of a man, believed to be in his early 30s, in an abandoned apartment complex just two days before. The man was lying on the floor of a room at the back of the building at Haven subdivision Road, off Soldier Road, with injuries to the left side of his head. According to police reports, he was wear i ng a tangerine shirt, tan coloured short pants and white tennis shoes. It is unclear how long the man had been t here, however neighbours noted a distur bance over the weekend. The unfinished building was said to be a popular hangout for men, who congregateda t the rear of the building to shoot dice or g amble. Police investigations are continuing, and anyone with information is urged to con t act them at 919, 502-9991 or call Crime S toppers anonymously at 328-TIPS (8477 others off Jaws Beach in southwest New Providence on August 29. The boaters r eported they had engine trouble on board t he 20ft white century boat and the Royal B ahamas Defence Force (RBDF a search for the men after they were r eported missing at around 8pm. R BDF officers found the boat off the southwest coast with three men onboard and were told the two others had gone overboard in an effort to pull the boat to shore and never returned. On September 5, an investment banker out deep sea fishing with two friends, c aught the shark in waters about 38 miles south of New Providence. He said a left leg popped out of the shark as they hauled ito n to their vessel. When the beast was cut open at the Defence Force's Coral Harb our base, RBDF officers also found the man's right leg, two severed arms and a torso in two sections. I t was immediately suspected that the remains were from one of the missing boaters but police were awaiting DNA tests before they could provide a positive identity. Initial reports suggests the boaters may h ave drowned. Y esterday ACP Hanna said police had no evidence to suggest foul play. M eanwhile, friends of the men are still c oming to grips with Mr Newton's death, a nd fear Mr Brown may have suffered a similar fate. Mr Newton, known affectionately as S cabbo, was a "friendly person" who was employed on a fishing boat, according Richard Hall. Mr Hall, an employee of Nassau Flight Services, is a long-time co-worker of Mr Brown, the other missing boater, and an acquaintance of Mr Newton's. Mr Brown was a nice outgoing, kindh earted person. Never a person who would l et anything worry him. Fishing was one of his hobbies," remembered Mr Hall. M r Brown, has been a maintenance manager at Nassau Flight Services for more than 30 years. "We miss him," added Mr Hall. Man found inside shark identified FROM page one 12FTBEAST: The remains were found inside this tiger shark. THE BODY of the woman is removed from the apartment off Cowpen Road yesterday. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f Body of 45-year-old woman discovered FROM page one Community fears student war zone FROM page one Sc hool staff thwart teen suicide bid FROM page one

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C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 13 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM TEACHERS of this first grade class at St Johns College are focused on equipping the children with literacy skills so that they will be able to converse intelligently, said a spokesperson for the school. FIRST CLASS is a new regular feature to showcase the youngsters who h ave started a new school. It is dedicated to the teachers and staff who help them settle into their new surroundings. To get your new starters featured, contact Reuben Shearer at The Tribune o n 322 1986 or email rshearer@tribunemedia.net Photos F F e e l l i i p p M M a a j j o o r r /Tribune staff MRS ANNALECIA ALLISON teaches the class. MELEAH MAYCOCK concentrates during her lesson. LAUREN NWANKWO listens to the teacher. CHRISTOPHER BAIN hard at work. DAWN RIVER ROLLE enjoying her lesson. D'ANGELO DAWKINS writing in the classroom. JENSEN CLARKE listens intently in the class. AIMEE GREEN concentrating in the classroom. PENELOPE LIGHTBOURN at work in the classroom. AALYCIA GRAY pays attention in the class. St Johns College

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C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $4.38 $4.37 $4.42 InternationalInvestmentFund BAHAMASNassau:242.356.9801 Freeport:242.351.3010 BARBADOSSt.Michael:246.435.1955 [Learn more at royaldelity.com] By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T he private sector company in talks with the Government to take over management of the Tonique WilliamsDarling Highway landfill, investing $20 million in capital spend and creating 30 Bahamian jobs in the process, yes t erday expressed concern that negotiations had seemingly stalled, and warned of potentially negative environmental and health consequences. L en Enriquez, of Miami-based Cambridge Project Development Inc, told Tribune Business that after six months spent in negotiations with the Ministry of the Environment,t here appeared to have been little movement on the GovConcern that $20m landfill management deal stalled Private sector company in negotiations with government for six months says no feedback on proposal for past four weeks, and fears other options being assessed* Warns that Tonique Williams-Darling Highway sites problems mounting, causing environmental and health issues Project set to create extra 30 Bahamian jobs, taking landfill workforce to 60, with $12m of initial spend going to Bahamian contractors* Set to offer 40% of firm, worth $8m, to Bahamian public, with thousands of dollars spent with local construction industry every year Landfill absolutely incompatible with potential Baha Mar construction industry demands SEE page 2B FIGHTING THE BLAZE: Firefighters tackle the city dump fire earlier this year. By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Downtown Nassaus rede velopment is in line to receive a major boost from a multibillion dollar Cayman Islandsbased group, which Tribune Business can reveal has signed an agreement to purchase properties at the corner of Bay and Parliament Street a p otential first step towards much wider involvement in Bay Streets rebirth. M ultiple sources confirmed to this newspaper yesterday that The Dart Group, found ed by Kenneth Dart, the bil lionaire heir to a styrofoam cup fortune, and developer of C aymans 500-acre Camana Bay project, had signed an agreement to purchase primed owntown Nassau real estate Darts bulls eye for Downtown n Multi-billion dollar Cayman-based developer said to be awaiting government approvals to conclude deal to purchase prime Bay Street real estate from Parliament Properties n P otential huge boost for city s revitalisation, as developer also interested in waterfront properties set to be freed up by shipping company move DOWNTOWNBOOST: The corner of Parliament and Bay Street, where a Cayman Islands-based group has signed an agreement to purchase properties. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f SEE page 3B By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Investors are expressing increasing interest in investing in downtown Nassau and Bay Street real estate due to the rising number of cruise visitors to this city, the ministerof tourism and aviation reveali ng that the Bahamas as a whole had seen 2.5 million cruise visits during the first six months of 2010. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said investors were only begin ning to realise that vendor opportunities to sell to cruise ship passengers in Nassau were Investor interest sparked by 10-12% cruise visitor rise * B ahamas o n a run to make this best year for cruise visitors of all time,w ith 2.5 million cruise visits in first six months of 2010 Minister says selling o pportunities beyond a nything in this region, with 1 .2 million cruise visits to Nassau in first six months Daily room rates some $100 higher than Las Vegas hurting stopover businessa mid recession VINCENT VANDERPOOL-WALLACE SEE page 3B By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net THIS has been the summer of Murphys Law for the Bahamas Electrici ty Corporation (BEC the summer heat caused load demands to spike, generators to falter and internal costs to increase, Tribune Business learned yesterday. Shevonn Cambridge, assistant general manager of energy supply at BEC, while speaking to a group of Wartsila and BEC rep resentatives, said auxiliary gas turbine generators had to be brought in this sum mer to augment demand when other generators failed. According to him, while those gas turbines have BECs Murphys Law summer SEE page 3B By CHESTER ROBARDS B usiness Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net CONSTRUCTION stagnation in the US has two Bahamians eyeing the $2.6 billion Baha Mar develop ment, hoping that a slice of the project will provide the stage for their return home after 10 years abroad. K enneth and Mark Bains father, Joseph Willis Bain, prodded them for years to r eturn home and join him in his Grand Bahama-based construction company.H owever, it was not until t he prospect of working with the Baha Mar project the largest construction endeavour in the Caribbean surfaced, that they expedited the processes that would secure them a contract. Kenneth said he and his brother would bring to their fathers company, B and H C onstruction, the talent and skill needed on large-scale construction projects, andt he technical requirements d emanded by international construction firms such as China State Construction the firm hired for the Baha Mar build. Both men worked as project managers on multi-mil Bahamians r etur n for Baha Mar SEE page 2B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Cable Bahamas president yesterday described the companys signing of a three-year contract with HBP as a significant move ment for programming for the English-speaking Caribbean, as the BISXlisted utility continues to make progress in negotiations for commercial deals with programming rights/copyright holders. Anthony Butler told Tribune Business: Following the meeting we had with both the US and Bahamian governments, and the programmers, last August, and the decision to change the Bahamas compulsory licensing regime, we took the proactive step. This agreement now has, at the end of a very protracted negotiation, brought the programming that Bahamians want to see. It has always been Cable Bahamas objective to do just that to have continuity of programming that Bahamians have been watching for 30 years. The HBO contract signing was another step on the road to resolving a longstanding copyright dispute. The crux of the intellectual property rights issue that has dogged Bahamian-US relations over the past 14 Cable lauds significant movement SEE page 2B

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ernment side for the past m onth, with the delays now possibly jeopardising the projects shelf life. Explaining that Cambridges planned $20 million investment would representa capital injection into the Bahamian economy, being sourced from overseas institutions and investors, Mr Enriquez warned that if the delays persisted it may have to rebuild part of its plan,s uch as obtaining new financing. Some $12 million of that $ 20 million sum would be spent with Bahamian contractors on enhancing the l andfill, extending its life and removing environmental and fire hazards, with the existing 30 Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS would all transfer to Cam bridge when it took over management/operations. We are very concerned that the negotiations appear to be stalled, Mr Enriquez told Tribune Business. If there are any remaining items that the Government would like to resolve in thed ocument, we are more than ready to take care of them, a nd discuss them, but essen tially we have heard no feed back on the basic contract for over a month. Weve been in negotia t ions for approximately six m onths now, and weve really not seen any movement for the last month. We dont know why the negotiations are stalled. We have been at it for six months, and in the last month have got the impression that other options are being considered. Ronald Thompson, perman ent secretary at the Ministry o f the Environment, did not r eturn Tribune Businesss c alls seeking comment on the s tate of the landfill negotiations prior to press time last night. Ur gency However, Mr Enriquez said urgency in concluding the management contract was required on two counts, namely in preventing another large fire at the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway site, and to keep its current $20 million proposal together. The Cambridge Project Development Inc principal also told this newspaper that the landfills current condi tion was absolutely incompatible with the increased demands likely to be placed upon it by the construction industry, if and when the $2.6 billion Baha Mar project and Kerzner Internationals possible Phase IV Paradise Island expansion, proceeded. He explained: Theres a package here to be used $20 million US, all foreign sourced. It would be an injection into the economy of new capital. This is a very Bahami an project, as we have agreed with the Government to sell at least 40 per cent of the pro jects shares [worth some $8 million] to Bahamian public interests. Were putting in $20 million. Were creating an additional 30 jobs. There are 30 people from the DEHS working at the landfill. Those people will be offered the option of coming over, and many of them have said they want to do that. They are frustrated at not being able to buy spare parts, oil and other things, because the system theyre in will not allow them to do that. On top of that, we will add 30 jobs for Bahamians, so 60 people will have long-term, not con struction, work. Apart from the upfront $20 million investment, some $12 million of which will go to Bahamian contractors, Mr E nriquez told Tribune Business that Cambridge would spend hundreds of thousandso f dollars every year with the l ocal construction industry on p rojects such as moving earth, buying fill, moving roads and shredding tyres. To have such a package r eady to go, and ready to move in, together with a com p rehensive 60-page contract n egotiated over six months that has had the input of the Attorney Generals Office a nd Ministry of Finance, and which is essentially a completed document, is not some t hing you can keep around for very long, Mr Enriquez told Tribune Business. It costs money to keep $20 million ready to move. Thep roject has a shelf life.... P ointing out that all stakeholders and financing part ners for the Cambridge project were now essentially in a holding pattern, Mr Enriquez added: The delay is very con cerning, and if it lasts long enough it may cause us to have to rebuild some of the parts, because of the shelf life. This, in turn, would delay an upgrade to the landfill. If parts of the financing have to be re-established, that could take four weeks, six weeks. He also warned that the landfills present condition was absolutely incompatible with any major construction project on the horizon, such as Baha Mars $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment. The landfill in its current state is not suitable for a steady flow of construction trucks, Mr Enriquez explained, telling Tribune Business that with these vehicles in many instances unable to climb the dump to deposit their loads, turnaround time would be severely delayed, impacting construction work. Cambridge Project Development Incs plans includeda large recycling plant at the landfill site, something Mr Enriquez described as needed right away and very important for preserving air space in the sites cell. Presently, air was being eaten up very quickly. Indicating that New Providence had little option other than to extend the existing landfills life, simply because there were no alternative sites, Mr Enriquez said that simply hiring a consultant to advise the DEHS would not help as they would not be involved in operations. They will not take a 2am phone call saying the landfills on fire, he added. Among the Governments options might be to keep management of the landfill with the DEHS, which had been managing it for the past d ecade. Yet the Cambridge principal added that his main concern regarding the slowp ace of negotiations was that the situation gets worse every day at the landfill. A mong the issues causing concern, Mr Enriquez said, was that more and more waste is being deposited onb are ground, potentially some 400-500 tonnes per day. This created the risk that rain w ater percolates through it and into the ground water, potentially contaminating thew ater table. Wasted He added that no one knows how much gas has builtu p in the cell area at the landfill, while air space was also being wasted. S uggesting that a bandaid approach to resolving the landfills problems, which have been building over many years, was not appropriate, Mr Enriquez told Tribune Business: This is a site that has been deteriorating for a number of years. Millions of dollars were spent on a new cell in 2000, but that cell has failed in many ways through not being maintained. No one knows the gas situation, the leaching, and no one can drive up it. Hence the reason why increasing volumes of waste were being deposited on bare ground. There was also minimal security at the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway site, Mr Enriquez said, with some 30 scavengers and 100 dogs present despite the risk of fresh fires. Warning that the landfills problems would continue without a comprehensive management solution being put in place, and in a refer ence to the fire that took place in February-March this year, Mr Enriquez said: When a million tyres burn, and you have a 40-acre fire go on for weeks and weeks, it has to have environmental and health implications. You can spend money on capital improvements to the facility, but unless the operations have day-to-day technical support from people who have run landfills and are organised, you will be unable to obtain spare parts, perform timely maintenance, perform modern construction. The problems will continue, because the operation is not up to standard. I would encourage any Bahamian to come out and look at the site. You dont have to be an expert to see how the problems are getting worse every day. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM N UA Insurance Agents & Brokers yesterday announced it had opened a third Service Centre location in New Providence on Carmichael Road, just east of Bahamas Faith Ministries. NUA's latest Service Centre opened on September 10 to serve theC armichael Road area. In addition to normal weekday business hours, the Carmichael Service Centre will be open from 8.30am to 12.30pm on the l ast Saturday of each month. John Dunkley, NUA's president and managing director, said: "Our customers now have the convenience of choosing three locations for their general insurance needs. In addition, the C armichael location allows us to become part of this fast growing community." NUA Service Centres are also located at the R.H. Bobby Symonette Building on Collins Avenue and the Harbour Bay Shopping Centre. W ell-known insurance executive, Frances McKenzie-Oliver, will be responsible for the Carmichael Service Centre. She previously managed the M oseley Burnside Insurance Agency, which became part of NUA in April 2009. "We are thrilled that we now have a presence in the Carmichael community," said Ms McKenzie-Oliver. "Our e xisting customers have come to know u s for our great service and competitive rates, and we look forward to bringing this same experience to residents int he area who have not dealt with NUA before." NUA has been helping families and businesses with their insurance needs for more than 40 years. It is 100 per cent owned by the Bahamas First G roup of Companies. Bahamas First General Insurance C ompany has an A.M. Best Rating of A (Excellent t al and liquidity position, as well as its operational results. Insurance agency opens third Service Centre site Concern that $20m landfill management deal stalled F ROM page 1B F IREFIGHT: I n this file photo, fire-fighters tackle the huge dump blaze off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway earlier this year. y ears is that the Bahamas and rest of the English-speaking Caribbean are seen as too small a market by many of the programming rights holders, making them disinclined ton egotiate commercial arrangements with Cable Bahamas. Their distribution and royalty rights do not allow them to broadcast outside the US, and the legal fees and other costs required to change these agreements would exceed the revenues g ained from a small market such as this nation. Under the 2000 agreement, the US Trade Representative's Office was supposed to encourage the Motion Picture Associa tion of America (MPAA bers to enter into commercial agreements with Cable Bahamas, in return for this nation amending its compulsory licensingr egime via the 2004 Act amendment. Yet while the Bahamas has now fulfilled its side of the bar gain, the US has yet to hold up its end. The Ingraham admin istration, in a little-heralded move in October 2009, brought into e ffect the 2004 amendments to the Copyright Act that narrow the scope of the Bahamas' compulsory TV licensing regime. Only copyrighted works broadcast free over-the-air will now be c ompulsorily licensed, whereas the previous regime allowed all copyrighted programmes to be received, transmitted and rebroadcast. C able Bahamas was at the time encouraged by the statements made by Ron Kirk, the US Trade Representative, in unveiling the Bahamas' move to implement the Copyright Act 2004 amendments, to believe that Washington was now moving to p ush programming rights holders especially those with pre mium content to finally negotiate commercial tie-ups with it. While stating that the Bahamas' amendments would "ensure t hat legitimate American companies don't have to compete with unauthorized transmissions of their own shows", Ambassador Kirk added that if properly implemented, "this law shouldh elp to open up a new export market for the programming of American pay television channels and provide a positive example of respect for intellectual property throughout the region". Cable lauds significant movement F ROM page 1B l ion dollar properties at Holder Construction based in A tlanta, Georgia. A fter several years at Holder, Kenneth broke off to begin his own business, Macadamia Construction, and brought this brother along. He said the downturn in the US economy now has them looking at returning to home for a slice of the $2.6 billion Baha Mar opportunity. We worked our way up to project management and were involved in $70 million projects, said Kenneth. We heard about the Baha Mar project and it really peaked our interest. We want to take the construction company (B and H Construction) to a new level because we have all this experience from the States. My brother and I have been talking about it, so we said lets try to do this. Soft According to Kenneth, the construction industry in the US has gone soft, with many medium-sized projects few and far between, not as numerous as they had been before that countrys economic meltdown. There used to be a lot of projects, but they got canc elled while others have gotten put on hold, Kenneth said. I see it as a great opportunity to come back home and try to do something we always wanted to do. We definitely k now how to do that (large-scale construction h ave been doing it for 10 years. It would put us in a great p osition. He added that despite the economy in Grand Bahama, his fathers business has been piddling along through twob earish years and could profit from a contract with Baha Mar. The elder Mr Bain is elated at the prospect of his sons returning to take over his 10 year-old business. Just by calling him and talking to him on the phone you can hear the excitement in his voice, said Kenneth. Its like a perfect team. Bahamians return for Baha Mar FROM page 1B

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By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY c. 2010 Hearst Newspapers@ WASHINGTON The nation's chief drilling regulator said Tuesday his agency is slated to impose a swath of new mandates governing the design and cementing of offshore wells in response to vulnerabilities revealed by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The requirements are modeled on recommendations in an offshore drilling safety report Salazar delivered to President Barack Obama in May. In a conference call with reporters, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael Bromwich said he hopes oil and gas companies had the foresight to begin making the suggested changes. He stressed that it was highly unlikely the government will e xtend its ban on deep-water exploration after it expires Nov. 30 but he insisted that the speed of well approvals depends on how quickly oil and gas companies comply with new safety requirements. Bromwich also said he expects to make recommendations on how to lift the moratorium by the end of the month four weeks ahead of schedule. During an eight-city listeni ng tour on offshore drilling that wrapped up Monday, Bromwich said he wasn't conv inced that the government should extend the deep-water drilling ban. I nstead, Bromwich said, he was encouraged that the nation already is better prepared to deal with another oil spill than it was on April 20, when the Deepwater Horizon rig explod ed, killing 11 and unleashing a record-setting oil spill from BP's Macondo well. "I think we're in a different place now than we were on July 12 when the moratorium was imposed, where we were still floundering around trying to cap the Macondo well and where all available spill response resources were being soaked up by . the spill," Bromwich said. "It is highly unlikely the moratorium will continue beyond Nov. 30." E ven when the ban is lifted, d rilling won't begin immediately. Bromwich said Tuesday "it will be up to industry when deep-water drilling can resume, because they will only be able to resume once they're in com pliance with the existing rules" and the coming mandates. Weeks Industry analysts say it could take weeks or longer for the offshore energy bureau to sign off on new deep-water well a pplications, given the current slowdown in permitting shallow projects that are not blocked by the moratorium. Confusion about the scope of new requirements has held up some of those approvals. Bromwich said he hoped to prevent a repeat whenever the deep-water drilling ban is lifted. "We fully understand that with new rules coming down the pike, there is the risk of confusion and uncertainty," he said. "And I really don't want that to extend the point where drilling can resume." Bromwich vowed to communicate new requirements as clearly as possible and answer questions from industry. "We will do our very best once the rules are out there and the questions start to flow in to answer those questions so that people have the clarity that they need . in order to come into full compliance," Bromwich said. In other developments Tuesday: n Oil and gas industry leaders were panning the Obama administration's plan to pay for improvements at the offshore energy bureau by more than doubling inspection fees. Instead of hiking fees, APIP resident Jack Gerard said the administration should consider tapping the billions the industry sends to the federal government annually in royalties, bonus bids and taxes. The White House is now asking for an additional $66 million or $ 249.9 million total to overhaul the government's oversight of domestic oil and gas development. n Bromwich said he was redeploying bureau employees t o work on shallow-water drilling applications in a bid to speed up permitting. He also said he would consider a proposal from industry advocates to create a tiered r eview process for those applications, with the level of analysis pegged to risk. n Bromwich said it appears that the deep-water drillingm oratorium has not spurred a mass exodus of rigs from the Gulf of Mexico an outcome predicted by some industry sup porters. "We do have some information that we've collected on our own," Bromwich said, "and those would seem to support the media account that only a couple of rigs have left, and the bulk of them have stayed." C M Y K C M Y K B USINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM from Phillip Hilliers Parliament Properties company. T he property in question is said by sources to include the s hopping arcade opposite the House of Assembly on Parliament S treet. It also includes several premises on the corner of Parl iament and Bay Streets, and Tribune Business understands that the sales agreement with Parliament Properties only requires the necessary Government approvals relating to foreign investment in Bahamian realty. The Dart Groups representatives are understood to have visi ted the Bahamas and downtown Nassau last year, and expressed interest in becoming involved with the Bay Street r evitalisation project. In particular, they were attracted to the w aterfront properties that will be freed up for commercial/residential development when the shipping companies relocate to A rawak Cay. One source with knowledge of the situation told Tribune B usiness: Im aware that theyve [the Dart Group] entered into s ome sort of agreement to purchase those properties. The Downtown Nassau Partnership had met with them s ome months before to pitch them on the idea of the revitali sation, so they were looking at a number of properties in downt own. P ointing out that it would require hundreds of millions of dollars to bring downtown Nassaus redevelopment to fruition, t he source said: The Dart Group is exactly the kind of developer that could develop some of what is needed in downtown. The Dart Group is already intimately familiar with the Bahamas, its culture, government approvals process and busi n ess environment, due to the presence of their Polymers International business on Grand Bahama. I t also has the skills and deep pockets necessary to turn the v ision for downtown Nassau into reality, having created Camana Bay as a new city from scratch, complete with condos, marina slips and office parks. The Downtown Nassau Part-n ership is seeking to achieve just such a result. We would welcome an organisation like the Dart Group because their development in Cayman is huge, another source with knowledge of the Parliament Properties deal told Tri-b une Business. They do have the financing to do something big. Theyre big people, and would be fantastic in dealing with the Government and understanding the local regulations. Im sure theyve been through it in Cayman Islands, and what theyve done there is probably very close to what we want to take place in downtown Nassau. Theyre a great organi sation to be part of it. It would be big. A nother source suggested that the Dart Group had beat out rival Bahamas-based bidders to secure the Parliament Properties real estate by offering a higher price than thea ppraised value, suggesting it was viewing the purchase as a strategic play with more to come. There are other properties in Downtown that have been on the market for several months, another contact told Tribune B usiness. The old Pioneer Shipping property has been on the market for several months. Neither Mr Hillier nor the Dart Group could be contacted for c omment before last nights press deadline. Mike Alexiou, of Alexiou & Associates, who Tribune Business had been told were the Dart Groups architects for the Bay Street project, declined to comment when contacted by this newspaper. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, minister of tourism and aviation, also said he was unaware of the Dart Groups proposed acquisition, telling Tribune Business: That may be on my radar screen, but if it is its a stealth bomber, because I have not seen it. REDEVELOPMENT: The corner of Parliament and Bay Street. Darts bulls eye for Downtown FROM page 1B beyond anything in this region, given that the Bahamas was the only Caribbean country to just count these visitors at first point of entry. Pointing out that may other nations double or triple counted cruise ship passengers by treating them as new arrivals at every entry point, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said the Bahamas was on a run to make this best year for cruise visitors of all time. The minister of tourism told Tribune Business that Nassau had seen 1.2 million cruise passengers visits during the first six monthsof 2010, and for the year-to-date the Bahamas as a whole was up by 10-12 per cent year-over-year on both visitor numbers and vis its. There is increasing interest in investing in Bay Street, Mr Van derpool-Wallace said. No question about it. We have had people expressing significant interest once theyve seen what has been hap pening in terms of increasing cruise ship passengers, and seen the quantity of locations and properties that might be available. Theres significant interest. Sales With investors realising that the Bahamas was the only Caribbean nation to count its cruise passengers once, at first port of entry, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said: The number of sales opportunities are beyond anything in this region, and to people looking to invest in Downtown Nassau, that has become so obvi ous to them. Adding that the cruise business was performing spectacularly for the Bahamas, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace added: It is very clear what is going on. In the midst of a recession, people are choosing the low cost option to visit the Bahamas. Explaining that some 70 per cent of passengers on Bahamasbound cruises only visited islands in this nation, Mr VanderpoolWallace indicated that the Bahamas stopover business was being hurt by having the highest room rate per day of any destination in the region. Average daily room rates for Bahamian hotels were some $100 higher than in Las Vegas, he added. When investors are told of the number of high quality visitors that come to Nassau, and the number of cruise visitors that come to Nassau, the potential spend is so substantial it speaks to a very high interest to invest in Nassau, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said. Were on a run to make this the best year for cruise passengers of all time. Investor inter est sparked by 10-12% cr uise visitor rise FROM page 1B b een a lifesaver for B EC, they were costing us. It is not know if those costs have been passed on to consumers. However, Mr Cambridge a dded that BEC has devised a maintenance and repair plan for its generators that should have them all in working order by March next year. He said to the room of energy production experts that financial issues often prevent BEC from keeping up with its maintenance plans, but that should be rectified by the new plan. Another challenge facing BEC was the amount of new loads expected to be added to its grid in the next few year across several islands. According to Mr Cambridge, the Baha Mar and Albany projects will require load increases in New Providence, while the second home market demands in Abaco could cause load increases of 5 -6 Megawatts. He said the Corporation was scheduled to hold dis cussions on Baha Mars infrastructure and power generation needs next week. Mr Cambridge outlined for his audience BECs considerations for the future, which included optimisation of its existing assets, the prospects of renewable energy espe cially waste-to-energy -and its environmental responsibilities. General Manager of BEC, Kevin Basden, urged customers to continue to pay their bills on time despite the new increases, and to remember to conserve energy. They can keep the bills down and help the envi ronment, he said. BECs Murphys Law summer FROM page 1B Regulator hints end to oil drilling ban

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FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press Writer GENEVA The Boeing Co. rejected suggestions Tuesday that an immi nent ruling by the world's top trade court on allegations the Chicago plane maker received billions in illegal subsidies should be tied to a similar case against its biggest rival Airbus. The European company claims Boeing's case before the World Trade Organization is key to resolving a wider dispute over government aid to aircraft manufacturers. Airbus itself was found by the Geneva tri bunal to have gained an unfair advantage through billions worth of low-interest loans, infrastructure provisions, and research and development grants. "The two cases are completely separate and deal with very specific issues," said Ted Austell, vice president trade policy at Boeing. "The WTO ruled very clear ly at the end of June that all government money provided to Airbus for development of new aircraft was an illegal subsidy and must stop," he said. "That debate is over and it is time for compliance." "Should the WTO find against U.S. practices, Boeing is prepared to accept compliance with the ruling." The WTO's confidential interim ruling, which will be handed to U.S. and European Union trade officials Wednes day, marks Europe's fight back against Washington's complaint over Airbus. The EU claims Boeing receives billions in backdoor subsidies through NASA and U.S. Defense Department con tracts, and from preferential tax treatment in Washington state. European officials have indicated that they would prefer the two cases be resolved through negotiation, particu larly as the six-year dispute has allowed smaller rivals from Chi na, Brazil, Canada and Russia to gain ground at the expense of the big two. "Only with two reports on the table will there be a window for a balanced discussion, which will be the only way out of this destructive and anachro nistic dispute," said Airbus spokeswoman Maggie Bergs ma. Irrespective of the wider bat tle over government aid to aircraft makers, Wednesday's rul ing will have implications for how Boeing and its suppliers fund and launch new planes, said David Pritchard, a trade specialist at the University at Buffalo. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM /(*$/,&( 127,&( ),1$57,6&$3,7$/$1$*(0(17 +2/',1*6/7' 3XUVXDQWWRWKH3URYLVLRQVRI6HFWLRQRIWKH ,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV&RPSDQLHV$FWQRWLFH LVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG&RPSDQ\KDV EHHQGLVVROYHGDQGVWUXFNRIWKH5HJLVWHUSXUVXDQW WR&HUWLILFDWHRI'LVVROXWLRQLVVXHGWKH5HJLVWUDU *HQHUDORQWKH WK GD\RI '$<$1%2851( /LTXLGDWRU RI ),1$57,6&$3,7$/$1$*(0(17 +2/',1*6/7' EILEEN AJ CONNELLY, AP Business Writer NEW YORK The part of financial reform that requires limiting the fees charged to merchants when customers use debit cards will likely effect just a small portion of Visa Inc. revenue, the payment processor's finance chief said Tuesday. CFO Byron Pollitt said the provision in the financial regulatory overhaul law known as the Durbin Amendment appears to mainly target debit transactions wherein consumers use personal identification numbers, or PIN, to verify their purchases. "Our view on the legislation is that this is much more aimed at PIN debit than signature debit," he said. Signature debit involves the customer signing a receipt for the transaction, as if using a credit card. While Visa has the largest share of debit in the U.S., PINbased transactions are a small portion of the San Francisco company's overall business, Pollitt said. There were 405 million debit cards bearing Visa logos in circulation in the U.S. at the end of March, the latest date for which that figure has been disclosed. Speaking at the Barclay's Capital Financial Services Conference, Pollitt said U.S.-based PIN debit transactions represent about 16 percent of overall revenue. That estimate boosted Visa shares, sending the stock up asmuch as 3.8 percent. Shares then settled back a bit, postinga gain of $1.64, or 2.5 percent, to $67.12. Visa stock has stumbled since the Durbin Amendment made it into the financial regulatory overhaul. Shares reached a 52week high of $97.19 on April 2 7, and closed Monday trading down 31 percent from that peakas investors worried about how much the reforms could hurt the company. The company expects to post revenue between $7.67 billion to $7.95 billion for 2010, while Wall Street expects, on aver a ge, $8.02 billion. STEPHEN BERNARD, AP Business Writer NEW YORK A September rally faltered on the stock market Tuesday a s worries returned about Europe's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index both closed with slight losses, breaking a four-day winning streak. Stocks are still up strongly this September, a historically weak m onth for the market. Stocks had edged higher for much of the day following positive reports on U.S. retail sales and business inventories, but retreated in the final 10 minutes of trading as investors' enthusiasm waned. Disappointing news from o verseas hung over the market all day. European markets struggled to end barely higher after reports that German investor confidence fell sharply in September and industrial production unexpectedly stagnated during July in the coun-t ries that use the euro. Stocks in Tokyo also fell after the yen t ouched another 15-year high against the dollar, which is bad news for Japanese exporters. In other signs that investors remain cautious, gold climbed to another record and Treasury prices rose, sending interestr ates lower. The Dow fell 17.64, or 0.2 p ercent, to close at 10,526.49 and the S&P 500 lost 0.8 point, or 0.1 percent, to end at 1,121.10. The Nasdaq edged up 4.06, or 0.2 percent, at 2,289.77. Signs of modest growth have been enough to get traders to put more money into stocks in September and shake off malaise about the economy that dogged the market for most of August. However analysts caution that the gains have come amid very light volume, a sign that many investors aren't participating in the market and may still be skeptical about how well the economy is doing. The losses Tuesday for the Dow and S&P 500 were only the second so far this month. The earlier loss on Sept. 7 was also triggered about renewed worries over Europe after news reports questioned the health of European banks. September is usually a weak month for stocks but this year has been an exception. Even after Tuesday's losses the Dow is still up 5.1 percent in September, but 6.1 percent belowi ts 2010 high reached on April 26. For the year to date it's up 0 .9 percent. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that retail sales rose in August at their fastest pace in five months and slightly beat forecasts. The modestly higher growth is in line withe conomic reports over the past two weeks indicating that the e conomy continues to expand, though at a sluggish pace. Retailers including Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. rose after the retail sales report. Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. also jumped after the com p any reported income that easily topped forecasts and raised its full-year outlook. The primary question investors are still struggling withi s, "does the economy just muddle along?" asked Michael S heldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group. He predicted the economy is more likely to continue to grow slowly than to fall back into recession. In another encouraging sign o n the economy, business inventories jumped in July by t heir largest amount in two years and business sales rebounded after two months of declines. The upturn followed months of weak sales as people remain worried about keeping their jobs. F alling stocks slightly outpaced gaining ones on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume was 923 million shares. Bond prices rose, driving d own interest rates. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, w hich moves in the opposite direction as its price, fell to 2.68 percent from 2.75 percent late Monday. Its yield is used as a gauge to set interest rates on mortgages and other consumer loans. G old hit a record earlier in the day, climbing as high as $ 1,276.50 an ounce, before settling at $1,271.70 an ounce. Macy's rose 60 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $21.65, while J.C. Penney climbed $1.66, or 7.4 percent, to $23.99. Best Buy jumped $2.08, or 6 percent, to$ 36.73. MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK Growth in Best Buy Co.'s expanding cell phone business helped the electronics retailer's secondquarter net income jump 60 percent, the company said Tuesday. Best Buy sounded an optimistic note about the holiday season and raised its guidance for the year. Its shares rose 6 percent. CEO Brian Dunn said shoppers are still "highly selective" in their spending. "We believe, however, that this will change in our favor over the back half of the year," he said. "Customers traditionally rotate their spend ing to our categories during the holiday shopping season and a strong lineup of products coming across the board reinforces our confidence." In the three months ended Aug. 28, revenue in stores open at least fourteen months edged down 0.1 percent and sales of flat-screen TVs continued to be weak. But that was offset by strength at Best Buy Mobile, which Best Buy has aggres sively expanding. Best Buy Mobile is "the single biggest driver of profit growth for us this year," said Dunn. As smart phone sales increase, customers have been buying more accessories, services and protection plans, the company said. So far this fiscal year, 34 Best Buy Mobile stores have opened for a total of 110. At least 50 more are to open by the end of the year, includ ing 11 this month. There also are 1100 Mobile areas within regular Best Buy stores. Second quarter net income rose to $254 million, or 60 cents per share. That compares with $158 million, or 37 cents per share, last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, on average, predicted net income of 44 cents per share. Revenue rose 3 percent to $11.34 billion, from $11.02 billion last year. Sales of TVs, video game consoles, video games, music and movies fell. TVs have been a weak spot for electronics sellers as price declines, which drive new purchases, are less dramatict han in the past. Domestic revenue rose 3 percent to $11.3 billion while international revenue rose6 percent to $2.9 billion. Best Buy said its domestic market share fell slightly during the quarter because a shortage of Apple Inc.'s iPads during the early days after its release plus continued weakness in entertain ment software and fewer home theater sales. However, Best Buy said it expects its market s hare to rise for the full fiscal year. Looking forward to the holidays, Dunn said the company will shift space in stores to better per forming items. CD and DVD sections will shrink to give more room to mobile products, electronic readers, gaming products, and tablets like the iPad. Dunn said he expects 3-D gaming will be big for the holidays, which could in turn drive demand for 3-D televisions. "We think Best Buy's customer-centric model and focused product offering will support market share gains this holiday season," said Standard & Poor's analyst Michael Souers. Best Buy now expects full-year net income of $3.70 per share, up from $3.55. That includes a benefit of 10 cents per share because of share repurchases. Analysts expect $3.36 per share. The company expects full year revenue to grow 5 percent to $52 billion. Analysts expect $52.03 billion. Shares rose $2.08 to $36.73. The stock has traded between $30.90 and $48.83 dur ing the past year. Stocks edge down, breaking a four-day winning streak TAKINGA LOOK: A consumer at the Best Buy store Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in Glendale, California. ( AP Photo /David Karp) Traders and specialists work the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the start of trading, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped nearly 115 points ine arly morning trading. Broad indexes also rose more than 1 percent. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Visa: Finance reform affects 16 pct of revenue BEST BUY 2Q NET INCOME JUMPS 60 PCT ON SALES RISE Boeing says trade ruling no case for negotiation

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MELISSA RAYWORTH, For The Associated Press I t was once a huge red flag: When a car's odometer would hit 100,000 miles, "it was almost a magic threshold that meant the car was probably worn out," says Kay Wynter, who runs an auto service center in Fort Myers, Fla., with her husband, Terry. But thanks to improvements in car design and maintenance, the milestone of 100,000 miles now means something very different. Although some cars are ready for trade-in at that threshold, many others can travel twice as far without major repairs. What allows one car to pass the 100,000-mile barrier with few repair bills, while another is ready for the junkyard? It's all about preventive medicine. "It's just like when you get to be 70 and everyone tells you the same thing: Exercise, eat right, take care of yourself," says Lauren Fix, author of "Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2008). Feeding your car the right things and taking it for regular checkups will make all the difference. O O P P E E N N T T H H E E B B O O O O K K The key to keeping your car running smoothly is probably tucked at the bottom of your glove compartment, under the spare napkins and ketchup packets. It's the owner's manua l, which most people ignore at their peril. "There is a schedule i n the manual that runs well over 100,000 miles," says Fix, and it lists when to replace parts likely to be wearing out. The list will vary for different cars, so check yours and follow it. Newer cars may have the maintenance schedule built into an internal computer. A blink ing light or a beep will announce that it's time to replace certain parts, says autoeducation.com founder Kevin Schappell. "Things like the water pump and timing belt should be changed before you notice a problem," Schappell says. Replacing them won't be huge ly expensive, but "if that belt breaks, it can cause internal damage to the engine, or if the water pump fails, you can overheat the engine and warp the cylinder head." T hat's when things get expensive. "Typically, around 100,000 or 120,000 miles there are some major preventative maintenance things that need to be done," Schappell says, so it's a great time to catch up if you've been lax until now. G G E E T T F F L L U U E E N N T T A A B B O O U U T T F F L L U U I I D D S S The liquids that go into your car (gas, oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, etc.) are crucial to its survival. To extend the life of your car beyond 100,000 miles, these experts suggest frequent oil changes and fluid checks done at dealerships or full-service auto centers. The staff at a quick-change lube shop, Fix says, isn't likely to have extensive training. Often, "they don't have experience," she says, "so they'll top off long-life fluid with non-long-life or they'll put power-steering fluid where the brake fluid ought to be." These mistakes cause damage, but the car owner doesn't realize it until well after the discount oil-change was done. In choosing oil, Fix advises buying full synthetics. They "actually will lube the engine better. It's designed for longer life. There are less emissions, so it's greener. There's slightly better fuel economy and better performance," she says. "There are no negatives except it costs a little more." Whichever oil you choose, Schappell says, be consistent over time. That way you won't mix synthetics and blends, which can cause problems. Gas also matters: Different cars benefit from different types, so check your manual. "For a Honda which runs really hot because of the compres sion, if it says run premium, then run premium," Fix says. "But if it says there's no benefitf rom premium gas," you don't need it. F F I I N N D D T T H H E E R R I I G G H H T T S S H H O O P P "Do your research," says Terry Wynter, and choose the best people to extend the life of your car. Ask friends and neighbors, and search online for reviews of repair shops. Once you've chosen one, get to know the staff and ask ques tions. "Consumers are smarter now than ever before" about their cars, Wynter says, but many still are uncomfortable asking for details about work that needs to be done. Sticking with your car's deal er can be a safe choice, because the staff will be trained to work on your car. But over the life of a high-mileage car, regular maintenance at a dealership can get pricey. "Rates at an independent shop may be about $40 to $50 an hour," Schappell says, "but you're paying probably $60 to $90 an hour at a dealer." The cost of repairs can vary widely depending on the brand of car. Parts for some vehicles, including exotic cars and some German models, can be hard to get, driving up their cost. That can be a reason to trade in a car just before the 100,000mile threshold. At 100,000 miles, Fix says, "it is out of warranty and you've got to consider that." When you do replace parts, there are ways to save money: "A quick oil-change place will charge you $50 for an $18 air filter," she says, because you're mainly paying for labor. But an auto-parts store will charge you only the $18 price tag, she says, and "you can buy it and say, I don't know how to put this on. They'll do it as a courtesy." T T H H E E T T Y Y P P E E O O F F M M I I L L E E S S M M A A T T T T E E R R It may seem surprising, but highway driving puts less stress on a car that tooling around locally. It requires less quick braking and acceleration, and moisture under the hood has a chance to evaporate. "Cars that do a lot of short trips will require exhaust work a lot sooner than car that travels on the highway a lot," Schappell says. Fix agrees: With local driving, "if you sit in rush hour traffic, tow a trailer, idle outside a school, drive on dusty roads, that's considered severe duty." Local driving in colder climates can also cause buildup of ice and snow under the car, which may contain corrosive chemicals. Fix suggests hosing it off on slightly warmer days. She also suggests waxing your car regularly. Sound like a lot of work to keep a car zooming along past 100,000 miles? "It's your second most expensive investment. You want to take care of it," says Fix. "With your home, something needs fixing and you get on it," she says. "With your car, especially one with a lot of miles you have to get on it right away too." These small investments will add years to the life of your car. C M Y K C M Y K I NTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 127,&( LAS VEGAS Tourism officials in Las Vegas have approved a deal to bring a big airline industry conference to the United States for the first time in 2013. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved spending $2.2 million to bring the World Route Development Forum to town. The conference owned by England-based UBM Aviation is billed as the world's largest air transportation show, attracting some 3,000 transit officials. LONDON Europe got further evidence that its unexpectedly strong economic recovery is slowing, with the news that Germany investor confidence fell sharply in September and industrial production in the eurozone unexpectedly stagnated during July. The twin pieces of economic data have reinforced the view that the 16-nation eurozone economy, which grew by a quarterly rate of 1 percent in the second quarter of the year equivalent to an annualized rate of over 4 percent is coming off the boil in the wake of faltering economic growth in the U.S. Better-than-expected retail sales data in the U.S. gave a bit of support to stocks in Europe, however, and Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent, the CAC-40 in France ended 0.2 percent higher while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares ended almost unchanged. ___ SHANGHAI China's currency advanced to a fresh high against the U.S. dollar for the third straight trading day as U.S. lawmakers prepared for hearings this week on Beijing's foreign exchange policies. China's leaders routinely shrug off complaints that the tightly regulated yuan is undervalued, giving the country's exporters an artificial advantage over U.S. manufacturers. But the crescendo of criticism over the issue in Washington as November elections approach appears to be encouraging Beijing to move a bit faster on allowing the yuan to gain in value. Shanghai's benchmark stock index eked out a marginal increase of less than 0.1 percent. ___ VIENNA OPEC is "comfortable" with current oil prices and does not want to "rock the boat" as the world recovers from its worst recession in decades, the group's secretary general said, while acknowledging that the group faces abundant challenges in a rapidly changing market. The assurance by Abdalla El-Badri reflects the sense of caution that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as it looks to balance an oil market still feeling the effects of the global economic meltdown. El-Badri said that a change both in prices and production quotas this year depends on "circumstances." But he declined to comment directly on what OPEC members would do at their meeting a month from now. The group has left its output quotas unchanged since December 2008. ___ TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan may have fended off a challenge from a powerful politician in his own party, but now he faces the more daunting task of reviving an economy that has sputtered under five premiers over the past four years. Kan, who took office just three months ago, vowed to use the vic tory over Ichiro Ozawa to push ahead with efforts to cap spending, create jobs and build unity within the often fractious ruling Democratic Party of Japan. Experts said that Kan must now prove himself capable of tackling several serious challenges including diplomatic friction with China and the United States, an emboldened opposition and a fastrising yen that is threatening to stall Japanese exports. The yen hit a fresh 15-year high versus the dollar below 83 yen, and Japan's Nikkei closed 0.2 percent lower. ___ L ONDON Higher prices for clothes and plane tickets helped keep Britain's inflation rate at 3.1 percent in August, the ninth straight month it has stayed above the official target of 2 percent. ___ BUCHAREST, Romania A union leader says more than 30,000 public sector workers in Romania will go on strike over wage cuts. ___ ATHENS, Greece Greece raised euro1.17 billion ($1.5 bil lion) in an oversubscribed sale of 26-week treasury bills, in the first of a regular monthly debt issue as Greece tests the market's appetite for buying Greek debt. ___ DUBLIN Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded its outlook for Bank of Ireland from stable to negative, citing the weak Irish economy and heavy state supports. ___ HAVANA Cuba's communist leaders have already determined what soon-to-be-dismissed workers should do after they get pink slips in sweeping government layoffs. They detailed a plan for workers to raise rabbits, paint buildings, make bricks, collect garbage and pilot ferries across Havana's bay. Many of the 500,000 workers tossed from state jobs into the marketplace could see their new enterprises fail within a year, officials acknowledge. Cuba will cut the state employees by March 2011 and help them get work in the private sector, in the most sweeping reforms instituted since President Raul Castro took over from his brother in 2008. SEESTORYON PAGES 6 and 7 ___ BERLIN Germany's finance minister told parliament that the country's efforts to reduce the deficit, which include sharp spend ing cuts and taxes hikes, are necessary to avoid a repeat of the eurozone's debt crisis. NEW YORK (AP Tuesday lowered its ratings for homebuilder PulteGroup Inc., saying the company's earnings will likely remain weak into next year due to a slower-than-expected U.S. housing recovery. The homebuilder posted its first quarterly profit in nearly four years for the quarter ended in June, but S&P doesn't anticipate that improvement to continue in the near term. "We do not expect PulteGroup to report substantial profits in the second half of 2010 or in 2011 because the housing market is recovering more slowly than we had previously anticipated," said credit analyst James Fielding. National Australia Bank Ltd. has pulled out of its bid to buy insurer AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd. after Australian antitrust regulators blocked the $12 billion deal for the second time since April. NAB, as the Australian bank is known, said in March that it would buy AXA Asia Pacific, retain the New Zealand and Australian businesses and sell the Asian business back to the parent company, Paris based AXA. The bid was in direct competition with a rival offer from AMP Ltd. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has opposed NAB's deal on grounds it would slash competition in the retail investment platform market. The market is dominated by NAB, Westpac and Macquarie Group. NAB had sought to sell AXA APH's North wealth.net platform to IOOF Holdings Ltd. to appease the regulator, but the effort was not enough to convince regulators. What to do when your car reaches 100,000 miles M ILESAHEAD: T his Jan. 28, 2006 file photo shows an odometer r eading 203,415 miles. In the 1970s, most experts considered 100,000 miles to be the benchmark of longevity. Typical passenger cars now surpass 150,000 miles, while most pickups, sport utility vehicles and vans cross the 180,000-mile barrier. A P P h o t o / M i k e M u s i e l k i F I L E GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS THEASSOCIATED PRESS AP briefs Australian Bank gives up $12B bid for insur er AXA Airline conference coming to Vegas in 2013 Standar d & Poor's lowers ratings on PulteGroup

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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%20 November 2029TUESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2010BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,525.29 | CHG -0.04 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -40.09 | YTD % -2.56BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)M aturity 19 October 2017FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 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 Fund2.8624-8.16%-7.49% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.42860.46%2.40% 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-Aug-10BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 31-Jul-10 31-Aug-10 31-Aug-10CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)TO 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-Aug-10MARKET TERMS31-Aug-10 NAV 6MTH 1.452500 2.906205 1.518097 103.987340 101.725415 30-Jun-10 31-Aug-10 31-Jul-10 31-Aug-10 0$;(1(%$=,/(RI0DFNH\ 3%2;1$66$8%$+$0$6 0$5,2%289,(5( /$*5('(//(3(7(5621RI:(67/$9$'$ 1$66$8%$+$0$6 /$6+$1'$/$5($/$/%85< RI&/$5,'*(52$'3%2;1$66$8 %$+$0$6 path to economic reform (AP Photo/Javier Galeano LININGUP: Government employees line up to enter a state-run bus after work in Old Havana, Cuba, Monday Sept. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/ Franklin Reyes ) STATE OFACTIVITY: Workers repair shoes in La Habanera state owned workshop in Havana, Cuba, Monday, 13, 2010. Raul Castros government announced Monday it will cast off at least half a million state employees by mid-2011 and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help them find new jobs. Soviet Union forced cash-strapped Cuba to legalize the U.S. dollar and allow people to open private restaurants and small veg etable stands. Many of those reforms were rolled back once the severe economic crisis eased. It was Fidel Castro himself who led the effort to scale back those reforms and now his brother is in charge. Indeed, analysts said the tone of this week's announcement is entirely different, signaling that the changes are here to stay. "When they expanded self-employment in the 1990s, it was to get out of a crisis, and officials really didn't want to talk about it," said P hil Peters, a Cuba specialist at the Lexington Institute near Washington. "But here, Raul Castro has decided that the government and its enterprises have to shed a large number of employees, and so this shift to the private sector is to achieve one of his strategic objectives." The document obtained by AP which is dated Aug. 24 and laid out like a PowerPoint presentation with bullet points and large headlines said many laid-off workers will be urged to form private cooperatives. Others will be pushed into jobs at fore ign-run companies and joint ventures. Still more will need to set up small business particularly in the areas of transportation, food and house rental. It even explained what to look for when deciding whom to lay off. Those whose pay is not in line with their low productivity and those who lack discipline or are not interested in work will go first. It said some dismissed workers should be offered jobs in the public sector. The plan hints at higher wages for the best workers something Raul Castro has been promising for years but said, "It is not poss ible to reform salaries in the current situation." The outline includes a long list of "ideas for cooperatives," including raising animals and growing vegetables, construction jobs, driving a taxi and repairing automobiles even making sweets and dried fruit. But it warned that many of the fledgling businesses won't get off the ground because laid-off workers often lack the experience, skill or initiative to make it on their own. "Many of them could fail within a year," the document said, with out outlining what to do with people whose enterprises go under. T he reforms received a lukewarm response from Washington, with a State Department spokesman noting the U.S. is also interested in seeing political change on the island. "Opening the Cuban system economically and politically is clearly in the interest of the Cuban people," State Department spokesman Charles Luoma-Overstreet told AP. "If these changes in fact provide for more space for individual Cuban entrepreneurs and businesses to operate, that would be positive." Already, 823,000 Cubans work in the private sector, including a bout 144,000 that work for themselves legally. The state still employs the other 84 percent of the 5.1 million-member work force. Those statistics don't include an unknown number of Cubans working quietly on the black market, who pay no tax on what they earn. In a country where doctors and scientists make only slightly more than the national average monthly salary of $20, it is not uncommon to see surgeons driving illegal taxis in their spare time. The internal document refers to a "new tax system" that will be "more personalized and more rigorous." It says taxes will be coll ected on wages, sales, social security payments to retirees and on small businesses that employ people. The payroll tax is particularly striking, as it envisions some Cubans getting rich off the labor of their compatriots, a major departure for a government that long said it was marching toward an egalitarian utopia. Some doubt the change can be pulled off. Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a state-trained economist who is now an anti-communist dissident, said the changes are long overdue. But he worried that the government would not create an environment c onducive to private enterprise and instead would try to mandate free enterprise from above. "If they are going to start cooperatives, they need to let people make their own decisions, without imposing anything on them," he said. "The cooperatives need to be real initiatives of those doing the producing, not created from on high." Peters, who has long favored expanded cooperation with Cuba, acknowledged the challenges, but said he had no doubt the government would follow through. "These are serious changes that are going to expand the private sector in Cuba and improve the wel fare of many thousands of Cuban families as they engage in entre preneurship," he said. "There are going to be zigs and zags because it is a big change, but it is clearly a move toward a much larger private sector inside a socialist economy." Euridis Rivero, 34, who makes a living selling pizza and ham sandwiches from his private stand in Havana, could be a vision of Cuba's future. He pays 315 Cuban pesos ($15 and keeps any other profits for himself. Rivero said the sweeping changes announced Monday are good, but that many who have grown accustomed to a steady state paycheck will have trouble adjusting. "People are worried," he said. "They like working for the state, but the state can't afford to pay them." (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes F OCUSED: M anuel Cardenas repairs shoes in La Habanera staterun workshop in Havana, Cuba, Monday Sept. 13, 2010. FROM page 6B

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C M Y K C M Y K T ASTE T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T h e T r i b u n e J ust a few images of what, we the Bahamas, looked like 40...50...60 years in the past. Flash Back BY ROLAND ROSE The nightclubs of the Nassau in the 50s and 60s were not just for tourists. Bahamians from all walks of life enjoyed the entertainment. By ALESHA CADET and JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writers T he first thing to take into account when dinning at a restaurant is the service. A restaurant can have the best chef on the island cooking the best food, but if the service is not par excellence there is no reason to partronise that particular establishment. The food must be well prepared, which means the food must not only be delicious but its hould also be presented in an excellent manner and thea mbiance must be one that is c omfortable, Nellys Deli is all t hat and more! Horatio Smith, the new manager and owner of Nellys Deli was excited when he spoke to Tribune Taste about booming business at the deli, Business hasb een good and we are still advertising, we did well. Once we opened up our doors, we were immediately busy, he said. We also offer Christmas parties as well as office parties. We j ust want to be able to provide for t he community. We have not started delivery service as yet but it is something we want to do, hes aid. Mr Smith told Tribune Taste that their intentions is for Nellys D eli to be a place where its chill a nd cool and patrons can feel free to sit, relax and read a book if they want. H e explained that during his first week the staff had to be doubled, the business was so good, the line was actually out of the d oor. People trust our opinions so you know that is exciting. In thisa rea we have competition and there is nothing that separates people from going to them andc oming to us, except for good service, he said. The deli is decorated with featured paintings from local artist, w e are going to feature new artist SEE page 11 Nelly s Deli Provides excellence ser vice

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C M Y K C M Y K ENTERT AINMENT P AGE 10B, WEDNESDA Y SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS P A GE LOG ON T O WWW .TRIBUNE242.COM THINGS 2 DO Sept 15 and18 Bahamas Rowing & Skulling Federations Inaugural Meetings The general public and espe cially rowing, skulling and kayak ing enthusiasts are invited to two inaugural meetings of the newlyformed Bahamas Rowing and Skulling Federation. Agenda is open and includes all topics exploring possibilities for rowing, skulling and kayaking in the Bahamas. Come and meet other fans, share your ideas and help us form a plan. These sports take place on lakes, rivers and the ocean. Several ocean rowing world records have been held and broken in the Bahamas! Come to the Sheraton lobby (upstairs), Cable Beach, Nassau on Wednesday Sept 15 at 7pm and on Saturday Sept 18 from 9 am and 12 pm RSVP at: 376-7081 or email: bahamasrowing@gmail.com Sept 18 Bob Marley: Man, Myth and Music: Jung Society Dinner Presentation The Jung Society of Nassau invites the public to a special din ner presentation on Bob Marley: Man, Myth and Music. Dr Rick Overman examines the archetypes manifested in Marley's life and music and what his powerfully emotional image carries for the collective psyche. Dr Overman is a Floridalicensed psychologist. He received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and his Master's Degree in Religious Studies from Indiana University. The event will be held at 6pm at the Marley Resort & Spa. Dress is upscale casual. Tickets: $75 ($150 VIP), available at Marley Resort, Logos Bookstore and Unity Center of Light or by calling 328-6523. Now Open Providence Pilates Studio Launches New JunkanooFit Classes Dynamo Instructor John Mills has launched his unique JunkanooFit exercise classes at Providence Pilates Studio. JunkanooFit combines Bahamian music, Junkanoo grooves with karate combos and aerobics. Great for cardio, endurance and strength. Perfect for getting fit for Bay Street. Held five days a week at Providence Pilates Studio, Grosvenor Close West, off Shirley St, Nassau. There a limited spaces so individuals are encouraged to book their spots as soon as possible. For more information call 3230121. Sept 18 Saturday 6th Annual Free Legal Clinic Halsbury Chambers presents its 6th annual Free Legal Clinic that provides the information you need for the life you want. The event starts at 9am-4pm at Halsbury Chambers. Consultations only! Space is limited. For more information call 393-4551. Sept 22 Wednesday BIFF Film Series: Desert Wedding and Traces of the Trade The Bahamas International Film Festival continues its film series with the films, Desert Wedding and Traces of the Trade, 7.30pm at Old Fort Bay. Cost: $12/per screening; $100/complete package, including popcorn. T: 325-5747. See www.bintlfilmfest.com. By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer A N E W g e ne r a t io n of a rt is t s ha s emerged who seek to revoluntize th e mu si c in d us try b ot h l o c a ll y a n d internation ally. They hav e b lended t hei r t alen ts int o a var iet y of ge nres not tradi tion ally h ea r d but w hi c h h a ve b ec om e a b r e at h o f fresh air in the musical world. Tra vi s TEF F J ohn son is on e of those artists who are contributing t o th is rev olu tio n. Wit h hi s d ual e t h n i ci t y h e h a s f u s ed b o t h t h e g e nre of hi s ro ot s, a n d th e g e n re of hi s p la c e o f bi rth i n hi s m us ic An d for the first time he is introducing hi mse l f an d th is ne w sty le of mu si c t o t h e Bah am as t h e Car i bb ea n, and the rest of the world. T he n ew g enr e whi ch h e ca ll s r eg /h op i nt er t wi nes t he r h yt hm s of both reggae and hip hop. I was bor n in P hila delphia and I w a s ra is e d i n J a m a i c a S o I d e c i d e d t o s t a y t r u e t o w h o I a m b ecau s e as a m us i cian yo u mu s t k n o w w h e r e y o u c o m e f r o m t o kn ow wher e you are goi ng, the artist told Tribune Entertainment I l o v e re g g a e a n d I l ov e h i p h o p and so instead of sticking to one genre we decided to fuse the two t o g e t h e r a n d i t s o u n d e d r e a l l y g o o d a n d I h a v e n t g o t a b a d review, he said. B e c a u s e r e g g a e i s v i e w e d b y some people as negative, and sex u al l y s u g ge s t iv e, es pe ci al l y wi t h onslaug ht of the m or e fla mboy ant a rt is ts Te f f sa i d h e w an t s to di m in ish the negative connotation usu ally associated with reggae music. Some people are not attracted to reggae music because it is hard to unders tand. W hat I am trying to do is give reggae music a little mor e subst a nce and make it more unde r sta ndab le and I a m tr y ing to make the non listeners of reggae music love it, he said. C u r r e n t l y T E F F s m u s i c h a s been s ur facing on t elevisi on and r a d i o s t a t io n s i n t h e U S A UK and Jamaica. T EF F s u n iq u e v e r s a ti l i t y h a s bee n com pare d to tha t o f H ip pop icon Kanye West with a reggae and Afr ic an flair. As an artist his flow s a re both ly ric al and sub s ta ntial which is the reason why pro m o t e r s a n d s h o w c o o r d i n a t o r s a li ke c o ul d no t he l p bu t op en t he ir doors for the young artist to per f o r m h i s s i n g l e T o p T o p a n d Hop Up. T E F F i s d o i n g i t l i k e a l l t h e artists trying to get their foot into the music industry H e has r e c entNew ar tist T eff introduces himself to the local music industry By ALESHA CADET Tribune Feature s Writer C HRISTOPHER Jayson Dane Adderley also known as The "PrezidentialWun" is recognised for his "powerhouse of possibilities". H e b ri n g s a b o l d h y b ri d a p p r o a c h t o m e d i a co n ce p ts, b roa d ca sti ng a rt, m us ic a n d t he e v e r h ig h ly s crut in ise d f re es ty le f or m o f ex p re ssi on Al th ou gh ju st 2 2, he ha s al re ad y wo rk ed as a t ra in e r a t Bod y Zo ne G y m wa ite d t ab le s at th e Ba cca ra t Re sta u ra nt a t S an d al s Roy a l Ba ha m ia n Re so rt fo r a 1 4 -m on th p e rio d a nd h a d a y e a r-l on g s tin t a s a g u e st se rv ice s a ge n t a t Ke rzne r In te rn a t io na l 's A tla n ti s R e so rt At s i xtee n C h r i s pin c h ed his pen nies by sav ing lunc h money and w orki ng od d j obs to buy his own car. "I must say, I gue s s his m obi lity w asn't only u p ward fro m a yo u ng ag e b ut l it er al ly ho rizo n ta lly ea st to we st o n the b usy stre ets of Nassau e x p e r i e n ci n g t h e b u st l i n g h u s t l e a n d d i g g i n g a cl e a r p a th t o h i s o wn l i t tl e g ro o v e sa i d T u e s d a y W h it e h is m a na g e r. Acco rd in g to Ms Wh it e, Ch ris t ak e o n a rt a nd cu lt ur e is d e fin i te ly se con d n at ur e. M a de i n th e 8 0 's h e ha s al l th e q u al i ti e s o f a g e n e ra t io n y ba b y ( 19 8 0 1 9 9 0) ; sm a rt m o ut h" qu ir ky st yl e st re e t s ma rt s. H e c o u p l e s a l l o f t h i s w i t h a n a m b i t i o u s p o s i t i v e o u tl oo k on li fe t o g i v e yo u a we ll -ro un d e d Na ssa u b o rn y o un g m an wi th t he sa v v y an d swa gg e r o f a g e n t le m a n y e a r s h is se n i or Ch ri s h a s be e n w il l in g t o e x pe ri me n t a nd t ak e r isk s ar tis tica l ly fro m th e v e ry be g in n in g, s he sa id In h is Qu e e n' s Co ll e g e da y s, h e am a ze d a ta l e n t s ho w a u di e nce a lo ng wit h a fe w o th er cla ss m a t e s, wi th a n e l ab o ra t e p e rfo rm a n ce o f D r D re s G u il ty Co nsci e nce a n d th us e m b ar ke d on th e journey int o the w orl d of m us ic and the a r t of f ree st y le e x p re ssio n C h ri st w e n t o n t o b u i l d m o m e n t u m a n d cu l t i v a t e h is wil d-fire ta len ts i n 200 6 whe n he jo ine d the ca st o f th e hi la ri ou s an d h ig hl y f av o red com e dy s h o w D a S P O T c re a t e d b y T h o u g h t Ka t ch e r s he ad d ed Th i s f l o w co n ti n u e d i nt o 2 0 0 7 wh e r e Ch ri s m a x i m i s e d o n h i s p o p u l a r i ty to e n t e rt a i n n i g h tl i f e rs b y h o st i n g t h e S a t i s f a ct i o n S e r i e s ; a g ro u p o f p a r ti e s t a rge t in g t he ur ba n so ci al sce ne wit h fo u r e v e nt s f rom Ma y to A ug u st of t ha t y e a r. Chr is' j ou rne y to a chi e ve g rea tn e ss con tin u ed i n 2 0 08 wh en he fo ll owe d up w ith th e Th e In a ug u ra ti o n" a t Pl us h o n Ea st Ba y St re e t; a no t he r v e r y w e l l a t t e n d e d c r o w d p l e a s i n g e v e n t I n O ct o b e r 2 0 0 8 h e t h e n j o i n e d w e l l k n o wn w r i t e r a n d t v p e r s o n a l i t y N a d i n e Thom as-B rown to c o-ho s t R o ots & Cu lt ur e TV, a sh o w l oca l ly a i re d on Ca b le 12 H i s v e r y f i rs t i n t e rv i e w s, f i l m e d a t Nyg ard Cay w i th the e ve r -cha rism ati c CEO of Te mp o N e tworks, F re de ri ck Mo rto n Jr w as ju st th e s t e l l a r e x p e r i e n c e t h a t Ch r i s n e e d e d to k n o w th a t he wa s d e fi n it e ly i n te l ev i sio n t o st ay In 2 0 0 9 h e b e g a n l e n di n g h is v o i ce a s t a le n t in ra dio c o mm ercia ls fo r BTC a n d Fi de l it y Ba n k. M s W h i t e s a i d : T h e l i s t g oe s on an d o n a nd on to b ig g e r a n d b e t t e r s t h i n g s t h a t se em to fa ll in h is la p at ti me s, b u t up o n r ef le ct io n th ey a re b e ne fi ts r eaped aft er years of taki ng chances and nurtur i ng his hom e g rown g ood ne ss." H e s g o t p r o j e c t s i n t h e w o r k s f o r 2 0 1 0 t h a t w i l l r e d e f i n e B a h a m i a n c u l t u r e a r t a n d m u s i c w i t h a s u r g e L o o k l i s t e n, a n d b e re a d y f o r it !" sh e s a i d On any g iven W edn esda y y o u w i l l f i n d C h r i s h i m s e l f h o s t i n g t h e e v en t E x p r e s s Yourself a t Th e Hub fo r a cr owd of eag er list en er s and we e k ly a rt ist ic fa i th fu l. M s W h i t e t o l d T r i b u n e E n t e r t a i n m e n t th at it' s be en m o re t ha n a y e a r si n ce C h ri s s ta rt e d to d ra w cu ri ou s m in d s a n d n ee d y e a rs to th is O p en Mic empor ium of tor me n ted minds and lyr ic al t o n g u e s H e p r e v i o u s l y h o s t e d T o m Br o w n M e d i a s E x pr e ss Yo u rse l f o p e n m i c s h ow a t D a Bri d g e B a r a nd G ri l l o n Ea st Ba y S tr e e t. Th e cre at iv e y ou n g ma n p la ns to con ti n ue wi th t he sh o w u nd e r P re zid e nt ia l Pro m ot io n s wi th th e n e w n a me MIC CH ECK 1 2 ,4 2" Th e s ho w f e at u r e s l i v e p e r f o r m a n c e s w e e k l y b y Ba h a m i a n e n t e r tai ners well known for the ir orig inal songs and p oe t ry da n ce a n d ot he r a rti sti c ex p re ssi on s. Each wee k t he s ho w a ls o fe at ure s ne w a rtist s wi th th e ir ren d it io ns of ol d fa v ori te s a n d cr ea t iv e Fr eeport Gr and Ba h a m a Set i n t h e b a c k d r o p o f t h e b e a u t i f u l Bahamas, Glassidor is a fast paced science fiction adventure. It is the story of a mothers love, duty, and d e v o t i on i n h e r p ro t e c t io n of E a rt h s ch i l dr en De e a s p a ce n o m a d, arrives on this blue planet in 1620 AD to r ec o v er a lost a r tif ac t sent th er e b y h er anc es to r s 74 m il li on years earlier. Gl ass id or was wri tt en by L ewis W a lm s le y w h o w a s bo r n, ra i se d a n d e duc ate d in E ngl and. He i mmig r a te d t o T o r o n t o C a n a d a i n 1 9 7 4 w h e re h e sp en t 34 y ea rs in the au to m o t i v e m a c h i n i n g i n d u s t r y H e moved to Fr eeport in 200 8 wher e he lives with his fiance Katherine. Glassidor is his first fiction with a second work almost complete. A pub li c b oo k lau nch wi ll t ak e place on Saturday, October 2nd at t h e R u b y S w i s s R e s t a u r a n t a t 6.30pm which will feature readings f r o m ch a r a ct er s o f t h e b o o k an d other surprises... Since being here the islanders h av e be e n so k ind t o Ka the rin e an d I so we wanted to give something back, said Mr Walmsley. L i v i n g h e r e i n F r e e p o r t i s a dr ea m co m e t r u e I l o ve t h e l a id b a c k l i f e s t y l e a n d th e f ri e n d l y C h ri s t ia n p eo pl e. I li ke to t hin k of my sel f a s a stor y te ller r a ther tha n a w riter a s I am no He min gw ay Wh en w r i ting Glassidor and my second book, I p ur po se l y w o v e T he B a ha m a s in t o the s tor y lin es with the hop e that s o m e d a y t h e t a l e s w i l l b e c o m e m o v i e s a n d s o b r i n g w o r l d w i d e a ttention to this be lea guered islan d o f G r a n d B a h a m a I s e e i t s p a s t s p l e n d o r, a n d h o p e t h a t i n so m e w a y my fictions might create a ground s well t o p ut th e Gr an d b ack in G r a n d B a h a m a s a y s M r W a l m sl e y Synopsis Set in the backdrop of the beau tif ul Bahamas w i th s uch places at L uc a ya n N a ti o n al Pa r k, B e n s C a v e, a n d e v e n t he B r i ti sh C o l o ni a l H il t o n hotel, Glassidor is a fast paced sci e nce fic tion adv enture. It i s the stor y o f a m o t h e r s l o v e d u t y a n d d e v o t io n in h e r p ro t e c ti o n of E a rt h s ch i l dr en D ee a s p a ce no m a d arrives on this blue planet in 1620 AD to r ec o ve r a lost arti fac t sent th er e b y h er an ces t or s 74 m il li on years earlier. Dees mission proves ea s ier s a id t han d one and is c omp l ic a t e d b y a g al a c t ic w a r th a t i s ra g ing light-years away. The threat is mounting, and if this war is lost, a whole lot will change, and humans everywher e w il l face annihil ation The war between humankind and t h e si n i st e r M u ss w i ll e v e n t u a l l y t u r n u p o n E a r t h i n t h e p r o p h e c y o f A rma g ed do n, b ut i f De e w it h gu id ance from her creator and the help o f t h e m y st e ri o us s ub s ta n c e g l a ss ic c a n a c c o m pl is h he r m is sio n a n d fi n d t h e r e li c sh e w il l be t he o nl y w o m a n in this galaxy that might be able to prevent the inevitable. A lthough th is novel is p ure science fiction, it will draw the reader into parallels of r e cent world histor y an d of f er s i nt e r es t in g s n i pp et s for the folklorists among us. Lewis Walmsley can be reached at Glassidor@gmail.com Local author to launch Glassidor a science fiction book set in The Bahamas n e w pi e ces H it ti ng th e st ag e th i s we e k a n d t he we e k s to fo l l o w a re p e rfo rm e rs su ch as Bi gg a T a nd D o sa Si n c e r e (P o e t ) Ch i e f C o n n e ct i o n Ba y g o n S h a r i ff a n d co m e di a n Eri n G re en e e tc. T h e s h o w i s s p o n s o r e d b y S k y y H i g h S p i ri t s f e a turing brands like Conjure Cognac, Molly's Irish Cr ea m a nd I mpe ri al V od ka, s h ow ti me is 9pm Artists can feel free to log on to Facebook and search "MIC CHECK 1,2,4,2" for more informa t ion on th e sho w a nd how to g e t o n th e list o f pe rformers. P owerhouse Christopher Adderley brings a bold new approach to media and broadcasting BOLD: Christopher Adderley also known as The "PrezidentialWun". SEE page 11 Travis TEFF Johnson 09152010 CSEC ARTS-4 9/14/10 6:57 PM Page 2

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as time goes by, Mr Smith said. Speaking about his past e xperiences with catering, Mr S mith said: I did weddings a t the Sheraton Hotel before for about a year, I always wanted to open up a restaurant and when the opportunity came, my partners andm yself jumped at it. I am n ow able to share this with other people. He added: I wanted something that everyone can come in and enjoy good food. In the very near future we want to start somethingc alled Jazz Nights, that features music artists as well as visual artists. For the upcoming holiday season, the staff of Nellys is looking at extending their Fridays to Happy Hour Fridays. Nellys is in a very convenient location he said. We have a very collective mix of people on Charlottle Street that come here for food e very now and again, Mr Smith said. The Nellys Continental B asket Breakfast Menu features assorted muffins, breakfast pastries and scrambled or fried eggs with grits, just to name a few. On Frid ays Nellys offers chicken souse with Johnny cake along with juices and softd rinks. Bahamian specials such as c urry mutton with white rice and cole slaw or steamed p ork chops with peas n rice potato salad and fried plantain are also available. N ellys Deli is opened between the hours of 7 am to 3 pm on Mondays through F ridays on Victoria Hall, Charlotte Street. C M Y K C M Y K A RTS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 11B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ly released a mixtape and is about to release his first album Youngest Veteran. D uring his performance at the KipRich Show last year, TEFF showed the audience his great skills in musicianship and made a statement that he is indeed a f orce to be reckoned with. T EFF has also performed w ith some of the most creative and talented artists in both the Reggae and Hip Hop industry today. Artists such as KipRich, MarlonA sher, Richie Spice, Aidon ia, Jr Demus, Hollow Point and the king of the dancehall-Beenie Man. His expansive talents and humble nature has caused him to gain the respect of veteransi n the music industry who all admire his music. Music has always been a c omforter to the artist. At t he age of 11, he turned to music as an outlet to ease t he pain of his parents divorce. It became a solemn interest forcing his peers toa cknowledge his outstandi ng talent. B oth his mother and idol, Bob Marley, had an influe nce on his music. He also allows world experiences, social ills and politicale ntrapments to fuel is voice. I make music that inspires people to enjoy life, not to stress about what they do not have in life or to go out and take someone elses, Music is life. Its the voiceo f the world, so I compose music for both the young and mature to listen, learn and enjoy for years to come, he said. TEFF will continue on his p ress tour to other parts of t he Caribbean. FROM page 10 F ROM page 10 Teff Nellys Deli

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C M Y K C M Y K The Tribune SECTIONB I N S I D E Nellys Deli provides excellent service See page nine WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 Christopher Adderley is a powerhouse See page 10 B y JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer T he Carifringe Festivala cross section of the arts and culture is loosely b ased on the Caribbean cultural event Carifesta and will celebrate the arts in the Bahamas. It i s a multidisciplinary event that is composed of a wide range of activities including theatrical p roductions, concerts, art exhibitions, literary readings, social gatherings, workshops, discussions, parties and craft markets from a variety of creative communities locally and regionally. Art enthusiasts will see the return of the play series Shakespeare in Paradise, a s well as other theatrical productions. They will also see the works of talented Bahamian designers at the Islands of the World Fashion week. A dditionally local art galleries such as Doongalik Studios, The Hub Gallery, Popopstudios Centre for the VisualA rts New Providence Art & Antiques, have also collaborated with Carifringe to present this one of a kind art expe r ience. Individuals interested in breaking into the music industry abroad will be exposed to veterans in the internation a l music industry at the Music Momentum Summit which is also a Carifringe event. CariFringe is intended to be a regional arts festival for the Caribbean which is inspired by and loosely modeled on the Caribbean Festival of Arts( CARIFESTA). CariFringe aims to expose locals and visitors to the best in the Caribbean arts through a diverse experiences," said Jon Murray festival c oordinator. The event was strategically sched uled for October 1-11 as event coordinators believe it has the ability to boost visits to the capital. "The timing was strategically selected to increase international artists and tourist visits for larger overall participation that will assist in stimulating the economy during a recorded slow tourism period. Along with showcasing a bounty of artistic events and increasing financial opportunities the festival intends to demonstrate a new festival model based on the new strategic model of Carifesta which will provide cultural, economic and community based opportunities both locally and throughout the region, Mr Murray said. Not only is Carifringe designed to provide venues and opportunities for artists, or creating a more local cultural community, emphasis is placed on networking and establishing long-term mutually beneficial relationships between corporate entities, cultural industries and the community through out the year. "People love festivals and we are using this as a tool to bring people together. We can have a huge impact if we connect and stay connected," he said. CariFringe is intended to be largely self-managed by participating artists. Unlike Carifesta which is funded, managed, produced and branded by the host government, CariFringe looks to provide artists the opportunity and responsibility to have their own artistic direction. All of the participating affiliates of Carifringe are responsible for providing the content of the show. They include Shakespeare in Paradise, Islands of the World Fashion Week, Bahamas Writers Summer Institute, Popopstudios Center for the Visual Arts, Brown Entertainment Group, New Providence Arts & Antiques, Track Road Theatre, The Music Industry Retreat, Doogalik Stu dios & Gallery, Insitu Arch:Caribbean Architecture, and Fam Fest. Oragnisers of the show are seeking volunteers for the event. Interested persons can contact carifringe@gmail.com. C ari f rin g e EYE CATCHING: Islands of the World Fashion week is just one the events that is part of the Carifringe Festival.

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net A l though some of the elite athletes have shut down their season and the four qualified swimmers opted to stay in school, the Bahamas will still be represented by a strong team at the XIX Commonwealth Games. Yesterday at their office, the Bahamas Olympic Committee announced a 25-member team of athletes that will compete in athletics (track and field), boxing, cycling and tennis in New Delhi, India, October 3-14. The team is scheduled to depart on Sunday, September 26, and return on Saturday, October 16. You would notice that some of our elite athletes are not traveling to India for the Commonwealth Games, as in the case of our top swimmers, said W ellington Miller, the president of the BOC, who will head the official team delegation. The BOC has worked hard in preparation getting this team together and organised for India. And we are assured that India is ready to receive us and that this team is ready to perform at its best for the country. Miller said despite the absence of the majority of the top athletes and the swimmers, the BOC has put together the best team that can represent the Bahamas. This is a good opportunity for the young athletes to make a name for By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net WHILE the two elite amateur boxers are preparing for the Commonwealth Games next month, six younger competitors will get some international exposure this weekend. The Amateur Boxing Association of the Bahamas announced yesterday that coaches Arthur Missick and Prince Ferguson will take Godfrey Strachan, Deon Dames, Ronald Woodside, Levi Missick, Justin Sawyer and Tyler Collie to the Cayman Islands. They will compete in an exhibition series between the two countries. This is our way to continue to build our junior pro gramme, said association president Wellington Miller. As our senior boxers move on, we want to make sure that the younger boxers are in a position to move up. Miller noted that after outstanding amateur boxer Tau reano Reno Johnson turned professional, the sport didnt suffer because Valentino Knowles and Carl Hield were in a position to continue the rich tradition. Knowles, a medallist at both the recent Central American and Caribbean Games and the Common wealth Championships, will be traveling with Hield to rep resent the Bahamas at the Commonwealth Games next month in India. Strachan (fighting out of the 165-pound category), Dames (178 lbs (119 lbs174 lbs Sawyer (143 lbs (132 lbs leave town on Friday for the Caymans. Miller said this is the type o f competition that the asso ciation intends to continue to send these boxers to so that they can get prepared for the major international events like the CAC and Commonwealth Games. We have set up a relationship with the Cayman Islands because they have young box ers of the same standard as our boxers, Miller said. So hopefully we will see some of their boxers coming here in the future. National coach Andre Seymour, who is preparing to travel to India with Knowles and Hield, said the boxers going to the Caymans are well conditioned and eager to compete on Saturday. This is our up and coming young boxers that we are grooming and were giving them the competition that is needed, Seymour stressed. This is a good tournament for these boxers to go over there and display their skills. We have no doubt that they will perform very well because they have two good coaches going with them. The team is due to return home on Monday. By RENALDO DORSETT S ports Reporter r dorsett@tribunemedia.net A DISAPPOINTING week one for Bahamian-American players in the National Football League (NFL desirable results for their franchises. New York Jets offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Cleveland Browns tight end Alex Smith had up and down weekends to open the NFL season. Smith, the fifth year veteran, survived roster cuts at the end of preseason. However, it failed to translate to immediate playing time. Brown, listed as fourth on the Browns' depth chart at tight end, was named inactive for week one of the Cleveland's 17-14 loss on the road at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon. Without Smith in the lineup, the tight end position received 12 targets from quarterback Jake Delhomme, second only to wide receivers. Incoming free agents and starter Ben Watson received six targets, Evan Moore five andt hird string Robert Royal, one. Moore was one of the most productive receivers in the pass ing game with three catches and a team leading 87 yards. Watson finished with three catches for 16 yards to lead allp layers at the position. S mith signed a one-year con tract with the Cleveland Browns in the offseason on May 4. He was expected to solidify a tight end receiving corps which struggled heavily last year as the Browns had one of the league's weakest passing attacks. The Browns' leading receiving tight end of 2009-10, Royal, totalled just 11 catches for 134 yards and one touchdown in 11 starts. Royal grabbed the starting spot after Steve Heiden was placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. The Browns released Heiden on March 12, the day they signed former New England Patriots Watson to a four-year deal. Ferguson also saw his team fall in defeat in week one, a 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on ABC's Monday Night Football. The star left tackle, who reached his first Pro Bowl last season after the Miami Dolphins' Jake Long withdrew, started his 65th consecutive game for the Jets. He helped anchor an offensive line that last season paved the way for the NFL's top rushing attack, but struggled last night. The Jets finished with 21 car ries for 116 yards but failed to reach the endzone. Newly acquired free agent LaDanian Tomlinson led the team with 11 carries for 62 yards while Shonn Greene rushed for 18 yards on five carries. Ferguson was lined up across from perennial pro-bowler Terell Suggs who finished with six tackles and a half sack. The Browns will go on the road to face the Kansas City Chiefs in week two while the Jets will also travel to face division rival New England Patriots. C M Y K C M Y K TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM W EDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 P AGES 10 & 11 International sports news By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net WITH the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF series of exhibition games against a series of NCAA universities, federation heads deemed the event a success. The "Summer of Thunder", hosted by the BBF, concluded Monday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium with a Bahamian team ending the event with their first win of the series. The Bahamas All-Star team scored a 93-90 win over the Port land State Vikings to close out the competition. Jeremy Hutchinson led the Bahamas with 21 points, Gamaliel Rose finished with 15, while Michael Bain and Lasario Burrows each fin ished with 14. Chris Harriel led the Vikings with a game high 22 points, Phil Nelson finished with 17 while Melvin Jones finished with 15. Over the course of the month-long event, the BBF hosted a total of nine teams, including High Point, North Carolina, the NIT All-Stars, North Carolina, Georgia State, Memphis, Nebraska, Ohio, and ended with Portland State. The federation hosted a wide range of universities ranging from mid-majors to perennial powerhouse institutions like the North Carolina Tar Heels, which gave the Bahamas and the world an early look at the forecasted top pick of the 2012 NBA draft, Harrison Barnes. BBF president Lawrence Hepburn said the series of exhibitions was well organised and noted his pleasure at the level of performance. "Overall I'm pleased with the performances of the teams we fielded over the course of the last few weeks. As this grows, what we want to do is to be able to provide a good level of competition for these college teams that come down to play in these exhibition games," he said. "For many of them they look at it as downtime to relax, have fun in an exotic environment, play in the casinos, have a good time, but we also want them to have good games to play, to test themselves in the offseason." Hepburn stated that it also gives Bahamian teams an opportunity to test their mettle against some of the best collegiate teams in the US. "It also gives us an opportunity to test our talent so we ask teams in the league to prepare themselves for events like this every summer so we can have a positive showing against such a high level of competition," he said. "So again the overall performance was great, from a federation standpoint we did not lose any money, we were actually able to turn a prof it." The win was the only one in 24 contests for the Bahamas which fielded several AllStar teams, select squads and teams from the NPBA. "The executive team of the fed eration did an excellent job over the course of the event with its organi sation and we look for this to only expand in the very near future," Hepburn said. BBFs Summer of Thunder deemed a success Bahamas All-Star team in 93-90 win o v er P or tland State Vikings Disappointing first week for NFL players Y oung boxers t o square off i n Cayman Islands tourney Team Bahamas strong for Commonwealth Games S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 Nadal wins coveted US Open title... S ee page 11 Wildcats bite up the Sharks 15-4 FAST BALL: Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks Thela Johnson gets set to deliver a pitch to a Pineapple Air Wildcats player. The Wildcats won 15-4. SEE story and more photos on page 12 T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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THE return of two of the top players in the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA for the defending champions on Monday night at the Bankers Field, Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. In the mens opener, the defending champions Commando Security Truckers got shortstop Marvin Tougie Wood back in their line-up following a threegame suspension. But that didnt stop the Del Sol Arawaks from acting as spoilers as they knocked off the Truckers 6-4 to relinquish first place to the Dorin United Hitmen. And in the womens feature contest, the defending champions Pineapple Air Wildcats welcomed back versatile Mary Cruise Edgecombe-Sweeting, who played her first game for the season in their 15-4 drubbing of the Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks as the two now share first place. Heres a summary of the games played: A A r r a a w w a a k k s s 6 6 , T T r r u u c c k k e e r r s s 4 4 Romoro Mortimer-Armbrister led Del Sols offensive attack as they pounded 15 hits off Commando Securitys loser Greg Motts Mortimer. Mortimer-Armbrister went 3-for-4 with a RBI, scoring a run and Cardinal Gilbert helped his own cause by going 1for-3 with two RBI and a run scored, including ripping a two-run home run. Dwight Butler was 2-for-4 with a RBI, Edmund Rolle was 2-for-3 with a run, Lue Johnson was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run, Tim Clarke was 1-for-4 with a run scored and Nelson Farrington was 2-for-2. The Truckers managed to get just five hits off winning pitcher Cardinal Gilbert. Van Lil Joe Johnson was responsible for two of those hits and he drove in two as he had a triple and a homer. With the win, the Arawaks remained in sixth place at 5-8, while the Truckers dropped to second at 13-2, just behind the Hitmen, who are now out front at 11-1. W W i i l l d d c c a a t t s s 1 1 5 5 , L L a a d d y y S S h h a a r r k k s s 4 4 Scoring six runs in the top of the sixth, Pineapple Air greeted EdgecombeSweeting back with an impressive win. Edgecombe-Sweeting, the long-time ace pitcher, played first base and she made her presence felt offensively by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, just as if she didnt lose anything as she recuperated from an injury. Marvelle Miller, who carried the t eams pitching load in EdgecombeS weetings absence, went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a triple, driving in five runs and scoring twice. Donnette Edwards was 3-for-5 with four RBI and three runs and Christine Edmonds was 2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs. Miller also got the job done on the m ound as she gave up nine hits. Thela Johnson suffered the loss for the Lady Sharks with 15 hits. Johnson, however, led Proper Cares offensive attack by going 3-for-4 with two doubles, driving in a run and scoring another. Dawn Forbes was 2-for-3 with a run and Kelly Smith was 1-for-3 with two RBI. The win enabled Pineapple Air to climb into a two-way tie for first place with Proper Care Pool at 11-3. themselves now, Miller said. They cant sit back and wait for the elite athletes to do it. They now realize that the load is on their shoulders and with most of the elite athletes almost ready to retire, the Commonwealth Games is a good step for them to get their feet wet in a competition such as this. When asked about his expectations, Miller simply stated: I expect the team to perform very well. Roy Colebrooke, the chef de mission who is scheduled to depart at least three days before the team, said having traveled to Delhi twice as a guest of the India organising com mittee, he is satisfied that all of the relevant facilities will be ready for competition among the 71 participating nations. Although there has been some concern about the safety of the games, BOC secretary general Rommell Knowles said the organising committee has taken the necessary precautions for all those taking part. The stadiums, some of the pictures that we have seen, are just magnificent, despite some of the rumours and some of the bad things that we have been hearing, Knowles said. I think the games, the Common wealth Games in India, will be right there among the best that have ever been staged, based on the reports that we have received. Accompanying the team will be Minister of Sports Charles Maynard and his wife, along with acting direc tor of sports, Kevin Colebrooke. T T h h r r e e e e m m e e m m b b e e r r C C y y c c l l i i n n g g t t e e a a m m Colebrooke, who also doubles up as the president of the Bahamas Cycling Federation, said they are very pleased with the team selected to travel. Weve been doing the training, weve been putting in the time and although its a very young team, we are very excited, he said. We believe that our team will do extremely well in these up coming games. While Mark Holowesko is the more experienced member, two youngsters in Rowshan Jones from Grand Bahama and Laurence Jupp round out the contingent as they compete in both the time trials and the road race. This is my first time going to these games in India and Ive never competed at a level this high before, but Im going there expecting to bring home the gold. Ive been doing a lot of training getting prepared for this race. I think they (other members doing their training and they are going to be ready too. 1 1 4 4 m m e e m m b b e e r r t t r r a a c c k k t t e e a a m m As for the track team, manager Roosevelt Thompson said he expects the athletes to perform to the best of their ability. The team is ready and qualified to represent the Bahamas, he stated. Head coach Fritz Grant said he anticipates this year to be a big one for high jumper Donald Thomas, who was fourth at the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, in 2006. This year, he has been very consistent and just recently he finished second at the World Cup, Grant said. Hopefully he can duplicate that performance. Trevor Barry has also been jumping pretty well, but I think with Donald Thomas already having the expe rience, they should go for the gold. On the track, Grant said the combination of Adrian Griffith, Jamial Rolle, Rodney Green, Andretti Bain and Ramon Miller should step up and execute some fast times. As for the relay teams, this is also a chance for them to qualify for the World Championships, said Grant of the biannual meet that is set for the IAAF World Championships, scheduled for Daegu, Korea, August 27 to September 4. Griffith, Green and Brunell McKenzie are all training in Orlando, Florida, and they are expected to be joined by Jamial Rolle, who will be coming in from Atlanta, Geor gia, this weekend to work out their relay passes. Keith Parker, the assistant coach, said as the personal coach for Barry and Lavern Eve, he expects both of them to perform very well. He noted that he was in Melbourne where he watched Thomas fall shy of winning a medal. This time around, Parker said he is confident that Thomas and Barry should go head-to-head for the gold in the high jump and Eve should be a force to reckon with in what is expected to be her final Common wealth Games appearance. T T w w o o m m e e m m b b e e r r c c y y c c l l i i n n g g t t e e a a m m Andre Seymour, who will serve as the head coach of the top two amateur boxers in the country, said the goal is simple: to continue where they left off at the Central American and Caribbean Games and the Com monwealth Championships. We want to go to the Common wealth Games and win a gold medal, said Seymour, who will be assisted by Floyd Seymour. This will be our final major competition for the year, so we want to end the year on a bang and thats with a gold medal. We expect the competition to be very stiff. This is the games. This is not the championships. So we are looking for a lot of our competition to come out of India, the host country. They have some very good box ers. Both Valentino Knowles, who was successful in winning a medal at both of the above mentioned events, along with Carl Hield, are currently training in Cuba and should be home just before the team heads off. C M Y K C M Y K SPORT PAGE 12, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T eam member s T eam Bahamas str ong for Commonwealth Games HERES a look at the team selected by the Bahamas Olympic Committee to represent the Bahamas at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, next month: M M a a n n a a g g e e m m e e n n t t t t e e a a m m Wellington Miller (president Romell Knowles (Secretary Gen eral); Roy Colebrooke (Chef de Mission); Tim Munnings (Deputy Chef de Mission); Dr. Keir Miller (Team Doctor Roberts-Robinson (Physio A A t t h h l l e e t t i i c c s s Roosevelt Thompson (Team manager); Fritz Grant (head coach) and Keith Parker (assis tant coach) Christine Amertil (400 metres); Lavern Eve (Javelin) Andretti Bain (400/4x400 relay); Trevor Barry (high jump); Rudon Bastian (long jump ney Green (100/4x100 relay Adrian Griffin (100/4x100 relay Michael Mathieu (400/4x100/4x400 relays McKenzie (4x100 relay Miller (400/4x400 relay Moss (4x400 relay stock (4x400 relay (100/200/4x100 relay Thomas (high jump B B o o x x i i n n g g Andre Seymour (head coach and Floyd Seymour (assistant coach) Carl Hield (boxer no Knowles (boxer Alvin Sargent (Referee/Judge C C y y c c l l i i n n g g Keith Lloyd (Team manager Wayne Price (Mechanic Mark Holowesko (cyclist Rowshan Jones (cyclist rence Jupp (cyclist T T e e n n n n i i s s Leo Rolle (Mens coach Kim OKelley (female coach Kerrie Cartwright (tennis player); Nikkita Fountain (tennis player) and Larikah Russell (tennis player) Rodney Carey (tennis player); Devin Mullings (tennis play er) and Marvin Rolle (tennis player) G G o o v v e e r r n n m m e e n n t t Charles Maynard (Minister and wife, along with Kevin Colebrooke (acting Director of Sports) denotes athletes F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 9 9 Arawaks stun Truckers 6-4 CONNECTION: Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks Kelly Smith in action Monday night. INCOMING: Pineapple Air Wildcats Marvelle Miller unwinds as she throws a pitch. P h o t o s b y T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer N EW YORK (AP seven years, Rafael Nadal deposited his share of skin and blood and sweat and effort on the imposing blue court in the middle of the biggest tennis stadium in the world. At the end of the eighth year, he collapsed and rolledo ver, his face to the ground, exhausted while he celebrat-ed knowing that finally, he would take something away from the court where he'd left so much. The top-seeded Nadal won the US Open trophy and completed the career Grand Slam on Monday in a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 3 Novak Djokovic. Nadal became only the seventh player to win championships at all four majors. He has nine major titles overall, and having filled in the last big gap on his rsum, the discussion now focuses on whether or when he can be considered the best of all time. "I think the talk about if I am better or worse than Roger is stupid, because the titles say he's much better than me," Nadal said of Roger Federer, who has a record 16 Grand S lam tournament titles to his credit. "So that's true at that moment. I think that will be true all my life." T ime will tell, but time is on Nadal's side. He is 24 years old, five years younger than Federer, and hase clipsed the halfway mark to Federer's record. Federer could still add to his 16 and set the bar higher. But he is on the back end of his career. And all signs point toward Nadal being at or near his peak. Winning the season's final major, the one in which h e had never been past the semifinals before this year, was the strongest testament to that. Long considered a clayc ourt specialist who later figured out how to win on the grass at Wimbledon, Nadal is one of those rare elite athletesw ho actually doesn't make it look easy. He grinds. His sneakers squeak loudly withe very change of direction. He whips his arms violently on every groundstroke. He sneers and smirks and grunts. All this, the thought went, could never bode well for his chances at Flushing Meadows, where the hard, fast court, the softer ball, the wind, the crowd, the New York pressure and the cumulative effect of the long season always wore him down all too quickly. This year, though, he came to the Big Apple as ready as he'd ever been. "Players said Rafa could never win on hardcourt because he played too much topspin, he's too physical," said Nadal's uncle and coach, Toni Nadal. "And now I b elieve there's not much that the players he plays against can argue with." Nadal made it through his f irst six matches of the 2010 tournament plagued by heat the first week, wind the second and rain at the tail end without losing a set. The final had been scheduled for Sunday but got postponed a day because of rain. That certainly didn't hurt Rafa, though the common thought was it would help Djokovic more because he had a grueling fiveset semifinal against Federer o n Saturday. As Nadal expected, Djokovic was no pushover. Nadal only got broken twice i n 91 games during his run to the final thanks to a new-andimproved serve he worked on specifically for this tourna-m ent. But Djokovic broke him three times. Nadal rallied from down 4-1 t o 4-4 in the second set and had the momentum. But Djokovic had luck on his side. Just then, rain came and caused a 1 hour, 48 minute delay. N adal came back out after the delay and dropped the second set. Suddenly, Djokovic, the 2008 Australian Open winn er who was 7-3 lifetime on hard courts against Rafa, looked like he had another upset in him. T his, however, was not meant to be for the Serb an entertaining and worthy foe nicknamed "The Joker," whose victory over Federer deprived tennis fans of the first Rafa-Roger final at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic left more impressed with the player he l ost to Monday than the one he defeated two days before. Federer "is still playing as one of the best players in the w orld," Djokovic said. "The other hand, you have Nadal who is just proving each day, each year, that he's gettingb etter. That's what's so frustrating. He's getting better each time you play him." I ndeed, Nadal's groundstrokes were too penetrating, his passing shots too precise, his serve either too big or too perfectly placed in the corners. He won a riveting third set d espite squandering 10 of 11 break points. The fourth set was reminiscent of the bullfights in his h ome country of Spain: There was the matador, Nadal, jabbing and poking and slowly, cruelly sapping the loser'ss trength and his will; and the bull, Djokovic, warbling dangerously between resignation and brief flurries of rage and effectiveness. But when it was over, it was Nadal who crumpled to the ground a brief moment to take all to himself, with seve ral thousand of his closest friends looking on in 23,000seat Arthur Ashe Stadium. "For the first time in my c areer, I played a very, very good match in this tournament," Nadal said. "That's my feeling, no? I played my bestm atch in the US Open at the most important moment, so I am very, very happy for that,f or sure." UEFA tops up payments to Champions League clubs NYON, Switzerland (AP European soccer's govern ing body has increased cash payments for the clubs involved in the Champions League first round. The 32 teams are set to receive more than 750 million euros ($968 million bined in bonuses, prize money and television rights. The Union of European Football Associations says it's giving each team 3.9 million euros ($5.03 million 100,000 euros ($129,000 last season's fee. Bonuses for group-match results and reaching the knockout rounds remain the same until the semifinals, when the last four each receive an extra 4.2 million euros ($5.4 million 200,000 euros ($258,000 The winner again gets an additional nine million ($11.6 million), while the losing finalist's prize rises 400,000 euros ($516,000 ($7.2 million Teams, which also sell more tickets and merchandise because of the Champions League, will get similar payouts in next season's compe tition. ZILINA, Slovakia (AP ing a perfect start to the Premier League season, Chelsea opens its Champions League campaign at Slovak champion MSK Zilina today. Chelsea scored 17 goals in the first four league games while conceding only one, and newcomer Zilina faces a difficult task to stop the English champions. "Our aim is to improve if it is possible our kind of play to have more continuity, to do better and stay involved in all the competitions until the end of the season, to give continuity to the victory of last season," Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said."We went out too early and want to do better this season." Chelsea's powerful attack will be weakened by the absence of striker Didier Drogba, who was suspended for two games by UEFA after receiving a red card in a 1-0 loss to Inter Milan in the Champions League in March. Ancelotti said Tuesday he planned to field three strikers, with Daniel Sturridge joining Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda. "We are here to win obviously because we want to start this season well," he said. "Our aim is to win this group but it will not be easy. Every team has a quality and tomorrow Zili-na can show fantastic motivation because for them it is an important game against Chelsea and we have to pay attention to this." C helsea captain John Terry r eturned to the squad for Saturday's 31 win over West Ham after recovering from a hamstring injury and will start Wednesday alongside Yury Zhirkov. "Terry has no problem to play tomorrow, he is fit," Ancelotti said. He said Yossi Benayoun will start in midfield. Midfielder Frank Lampard, who has been sidelined following hernia surgery during the recent international break, and defender Ashley Cole did not travel with the team to the northwestern Slovak city. Long-term injured defender Jose Bosingwa is also absent. "Jose still needs some time," Ancelotti said. "Frank also needs some more time before he is ready to play, but he should be okay for the game on Sunday." Ancelotti said Cole was not injured but needed rest. Zilina coach Pavel Hapal is hoping to cause an upset on the Slovak side's Champions League group stage debut. "Chelsea is an extremely difficult opponent to beat, but we'll be playing and fighting for a victory," Hapal said. "In football, everything is possible ... Our players are looking forward to the match. It'll be a great experience for us." Hapal has all its players available, including Gambian striker Momodou Ceesay, who proved lethal in the Champions League qualifying with two goals in the playoff that helped Zilina knock out Czech champion Sparta Prague 3-0 on aggregate. The 21-year-old Ceesay hoped to join Chelsea two years ago but ended up at Belgian club KVC Westerlo before joining Zilina this year. "You can't expect us to focus just on defense," said Hapal, a former CzechR epublic international who played in t he Champions League for Sparta Prague. "That would be a silly thing to do." "We have to be brave to succeed against Chelsea. We'll certainly try to score at least a goal and do all we can to get a good result." Zilina started well in the defense of its domestic title and remains the only team without a loss in the Slovak league with four wins and four draws. The two have met before when Chelsea eliminated Zilina in the third qualifying round of the Champions League in 2002, winning 2-0 at Zilina and 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Terry and Lampard both in action. Marseille hosts Spartak Moscow in Group F's other game. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Zilina faces Chelsea in Champs League debut By PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP Mourinho's pledge to bring a record 10th European Cup to Real Madrid receives its first test on Wednesday when the Spanish club faces Ajax in the group stage of the Champions League. Mourinho is looking to win European club football's top prize with a third different team after guiding Inter Milan to victory last season and winning the title with FC Porto in 2004. While Mourinho has bemoaned a lack of training time with his players due to international breaks, Madrid showed it is coming togetherin Saturday's 1-0 win over Osasuna in the Spanish league. Still, Mourinho is anxious ahead of the match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. "Madrid wants the 10th European Cup as much as I want my third, but it's difficult," Mourinho, who has vowed to bring Madrid its first Champions League title since 2002, said on Tuesday. "Madrid knows it's difficult to achieve and so do I. It's a competition of details where the best team doesn't always win." Ajax is unbeaten in five Dutch league games this season and is second to leader PSV Eindhoven on goal difference. "If we get out of this group we'll be stronger than we are now," Mourinho said. "Our top objective is to classify." Striker Luis Suarez is missing to suspension after picking up a yellow card in Ajax's last match against Dynamo Kiev. "He's an immensely talented player," Madrid goalkeep er Iker Casillas said of Suarez. "His absence is important and we should take advantage of it." Belgium defender Jan Ver tonghen is also suspended for Ajax. Casillas has yet to be tested in two league matches as Madrid's defense has held both Mallorca and Osasuna to no direct scoring chances. Pepe and Ricardo Carvalho have anchored the Madrid backline perfectly so far with fellow center backs Raul Albiol and Ezequiel Garayout injured. Madrid will also have to face seven-time champion AC Milan and French club Aux erre in Group G. "I have a special feeling about this season," Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said. "(But put any pressure on ourselves. Let's just focus on the group stage and then see what comes next." Real Madrid hosts Champions League opener against Ajax BALL CONTROL: Chelseas John Terry heads a ball during a training session in Zilina, S lovakia, on Tuesday. Chelsea plays MSK Zilina in a Champions League group F match on Wednesday. (AP Photo Finally, Nadal breaks through at the US Open NUMBER ONE: Rafael Nadal of bites his trophy after beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia. (AP Photo


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