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 Woman, 20, shot dead while asleep C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.249SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER MOSTLY SUNNY HIGH 90F LOW 72F n Bo yfr iend thought to ha v e been killer s intended victim n 2010 homicide count rises to 68 The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com I N S I D E SEEPAGE12 STUDENTSFROM ST ANDREWS SCHOOL FIRST CLASS ABOVE GRIMTASK: The body of the woman is carried out. Chryste ria Brown, 20, is believed to have been the unintended victim of the shooting. By ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A YOUNG woman was murdered in her sleep by a killer who shot her and her boyfriend in their bed, bringing the countrys homicide toll to 68. Chrysteria Brown, 20, is believed to have been the unintended victim of the shooting, which left her boyfriend, Dario Rolle, 21, in hospital with multiple gun shot wounds to his jaw and arm. Police have appealed to the public for any information that could help lead to the capture of the person or persons responsible for the cold-blooded killing, which took place sometime after 4am yesterday. Police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings said a motive for the shoot ing had yet to be determined. From the outside of the h ome where the killing took place, in Garden Hills subdivision number three, on V iolet Avenue and Snow ball Lane, the only visible evidence of the attack was a small hole in a shattered upstairs bedroom window. It is believed the killer cut through a fence in the yard and climbed on to the adjoining roof before firing on Mr Rolle and Ms Brown from outside. Mr Rolles sister, who was also asleep in the house at the time, was wakened by the sound of gunshots, and shortly afterwards, by a bang on her bedroom door. I open the door and theres my brother, covered in blood. He said Call the police! I called and they start asking where he got shot I said It doesnt matter where he got shot, come! I SEE page seven LEFT SHATTEREDGLASS: From the outside of the home where the killing took place, in Garden Hills subdivision number three, on Violet Avenue and Snowball Lane, the only visible evidence of the attack was a small hole in a shattered upstairs bedroom window. It is believed the killer cut through a fence in the yard and climbed on to the adjoining roof before firing from outside. By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter a email@example.com A MOTORIST was nursi ng a wound to his left buttock in hospital yesterday a fter being shot by a police officer who he is alleged to have threatened with a k nife. According to police, the 3 0-year-old man had been pulled over by a police officer on traffic patrold uties in the area of Robinson Road, near RM Police shoot motorist in left buttock S EE page seven By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org SOME prison officers who may be interested in vying for the position of superintendent do not have the nec essary qualifications, according to Tribune sources. It is alleged some of them have two BJC passes, or less, as an academic qualification. Recent changes to recruitment stan dards at the prison make it mandatory for new entrants to have five BJC pass es. However, a Tribune source said some members of the senior command have not increased their exposure or academic qualifications after years of being in the system. Some of them are stuck in the lock down mentality, based on the old system they grew up in, when anyone could get promoted no matter the qualifications. The question of succession for Superintendent Dr Elliston Rahming was raised this week, when the Prison Staffers Association (PSA its opposition to Dr Rahmings con tract renewal. Sources say the resistance of the PSA towards civilianising the prison is con trary to global standards. The administration of the prison system should be in civilian hands. It Some potential Prison Superintendent candidates lack necessary qualifications SEE page seven By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com TENSIONS between ZNS workers and management esca lated yesterday with the Bahamas Communication and Public Officers Union threatening full scale industrial action involving not just ZNS, but the entire 13,000-strong membership of the National Congress of Trade Unions. BCPOU president Bernard Evans said that if the union is not satisfied in short order, there is the potential for strike action like youve never seen before. NCTU president John Pinder has pledged the umbrella organisations support. The comments were made by Mr Evans as he hit back at ZNS management for its condemnation of workers it claims may have attempted to sabotage the evening news broadcast in what could amount to gross misconduct on their part on Thursday. ZNS general manager Edwin Lightbourne released a state Tension rises between ZNS workers and management SEE page seven n Felip Major /Tribune staff JOHN PINDER
T HE government said it is going to address the issuesf aced by landowners in deal ing with Quieting Titles Act by introducing the 2010 Land Adjudication Bill. T he current legislation has proven to entail a long and painstaking exercise that is exhaustive and expensive for the general public. The government of the Bahamas has tabled a num b er of Bills in parliament, which are designed to address the issues of land in theB ahamas, said Byran Woodside, Minister of State for Lands and Local Government, during an interview at h is office. The Land Adjudication Bill, along with others to come, will transform the landscape of land matters and reg ulate the manner in which these issues are dealt with by professionals in the real estate, legal profession and the courts. The new Bill will update the pre-1925 colonial laws that regulate the ethical recognition of Bahamian land titles. It will replace the current land administration leg islation and give more cost effective options for estate planning. The Adjudication Bill 2010 seeks to address most, if not all of the problems encountered in the process of dealing with land matters, said Mr Woodside. Its objects and reasons set out clearly that the Bill is to provide a legal framework to enable families who have been in possession for 30 years or more of a parcel of land of not more than one acre to claim ownership of such land, and if successful to be granted a certificate of title for the land. Questioning The government is questioning the effectiveness of current laws such as the Acquisition of Land Act chapter 252, Land Surveyors Act chapter 251, Conveyanc ing and Law of Property Act chapter 138, International Persons Landholding Act chapter 140, Quieting Titles Act chapter 142 and the Real Property Act chapter 169. Many of you, especially my brothers and sisters in our Family of Islands, will under stand the frustration of occupying land where you have built your dwelling homes, but are not able to have freehold ownership of such land, said Mr Woodside. In many cases this has occurred with your occupation of Crown Land. While this practice is not to be condoned, since only the minister responsible for lands can give approval for any occupation of Crown Land, the govern ment understands situations that may have existed for many years and is seeking to find ways and means to deal with the situation. The new Bill also addresses ancestral land issues, such as cases in which a landowner died without leaving a Last Will and Testament. It will legally protect the homes of descendants still living on the land and their right to be included in the succession or entitlement. There are cases where a grantee may die while his or her Crown grant is being processed or the occupation of a parcel of Crown Land may transcend many decades with a number of descendants occupying the land for many years, said Mr Woodside. In the case where the land may have been granted to the original occupier who may now be deceased, claims by descendants may be heard before the Land Adjudicator and fair allocation of portions of the land made. The government will cor rect the situation with an appointed Adjudication Officer, equipped with an extensive 10-year legal background, as well as the status of a Supreme Court Judge. The Governor General will appoint him or her upon the suggestion of the Prime Min ister, he said. Hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs expect-e d to attend this years 2010 V isionary Business Leaders a nd Entrepreneurs Awards C onference are being encouraged to adopt an aggressive survival mentality in order toe nsure their businesses succ ess during challenging econ omic times. Surviving and Thriving 2010 and Beyond is the theme of the conference, to be held on Monday, October 18 at 9am at the British Colonial Hilton. According to the conference organiser, Visiona ire Marketing, the message is d esigned to empower and motivate businesspersons to embrace the future and overc ome the challenges by repos itioning their businesses in wake of the global economic c risis. The conference will also s erve to motivate and provide businesspersons with business tools and tips as well as foster networking among persons in the business community, said a statement from Visionaire. The event will feature seve ral speakers, including corporate image consultant Sta c ia Williams, president of Total Image Management. M s Williams, who is certified by the Association of Image Consultants International, will be the keynote speaker at the Visionary Awards Luncheon. She has trained under image, style and communications icon Dr Joyce Knudsen o f The ImageMaker, Inc; as well as at The London ImageI nstitute. Rated M s Williams will discuss the t opic: The Brand Called Y ou, explaining how business p rofessionals are rated a ccording to the manner in w hich they present thems elves. Also speaking will be: Gus Cartwright, president of Checkers Caf, a Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Busin essman of the Year Winner Tennyson Wells, presid ent of Sanctuary Investm ents and Echo Water Marketing specialist Burton Wallace, president of Movi Productions Ltd a top audiovisual professional and Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, 2007 Dr Chinyere CareyB ullard, owner of Advanced Family Medical Centre and M edispa Engineer Sonia Brown, principal of Graphite Engineering, who during the c ourse of her 16 years as a m echanical engineer has comp leted projects with the Ministry of Public Works and A tlantis Veteran businessman A ndrew Wilson, president of J ohn S George and QBC Mortician Denelee E P enn, president of Evergreen Mortuary Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette will official l y open the conference. Also in attendance will be M inister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing, Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest and the Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Charles Maynard. Representatives from leading financial and lending institutions will be on hand, including Justin Sturrup of theB ahamas Development Bank; and Jerome Gomez, fund administrator of the Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund. T he will offer attendees a dvice on how to secure fundi ng for businesses, as well as discuss savings and invest ments. O ther topics to be addressed include: How to compete in the f ast lane with the big boys Winning strategies to successfully improve your business Proven ways to raise money and finance your business without going under How to detect and prev ent crime in your work environment C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPORTS SECTION Local News.....................P1,2,3,5,6,7,11,12 Editorial/Letters........................................P4 Comics.....................................................P8 Sports................................................. P9,10 CLASSIFIED SECTION 24 PAGES USA TODA Y WEEKENDER 8 PAGES Government preparing to introduce a Bill to address problems faced by landowners Business leaders encouraged to adopt survival mentality B URTONWALLACE D ENELEEEPENN D R CHINYERE CAREY-BULLARD G USCARTWRIGHT A NDREW WILSON S ONIABROWN S TACIAWILLIAMS T ENNYSON WELLS TABLE T ALK: Officials from the Department of Lands and Surveys attended a meeting to hear the governments plan to update the pre1925 laws regarding land title distribution.
By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A VETERAN newspaper salesman has pleaded to be able to keep selling papers in his traditional location after claiming to have been told by police that he has to move. However, a senior police officer said he is not aware of any such directive being given to the newspaper man and told the paperman to get in touch with him. In his appeal to The Tri bune the salesman, who traditionally touted his wares to passing motorists at the junc tion of Eastern Road and Johnson Road, and goes only by the name Mr Major, said: This is the first time that an officer has told me I have to move from this spot. What do they want me to do, steal or rob? I am trying to make an honest living. Please help me with this matter! A resident of Johnson Road, Nan Hale, also contacted this newspaper to say that she thinks the alleged banishment of Mr Major, who she estimated to have sold papers from the junc tion for over 20 years and has seen (her grow up is grossly unfair. If you are going to move him, move the peanut guy, people selling drinks, stop the jitneys from parking in the middle of the road ... its not fair to single him out, she said. I feel very sorry for this guy, I dont know what hes going to do, said Mrs Hale. However, when contacted on the apparent change in policy by police, Assistant Commissioner Hulan Han na said that officers responsible for the area Mr Major sells his papers in denied having told him to move. ACP Hanna said Mr Major should get in contact with him at police headquarters if he has indeed been told he must relocate as this may not be correct. None of the officers say they are aware of instructions C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Newspaper salesman in plea to Tribune after claiming police told him to move By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com A WITNESS told the court yesterday that one of the defendants in the attempted murder trial of a veteran New Jersey police officer was identified by another complainant as the person who accosted her the night the officer was shot. Detective Keith Turnquest told the court yesterday that he went to New York in June 2008 for the purpose of collecting evi dence relating to the investigation into the attempted murder of New Jersey police officer John Casper a month earlier. According to Corporal Turnquest, he met with Joan Algios, who was accosted the night Mr Casper was shot, and showed her photographs of several suspects. Corporal Turnquest told the court that from the pho-t ographs, Mrs Algios identified Ebenezer Sherman as the person who attacked her the night Mr Casper was shot. Sherman, 19 and Bradley Saunders, 23, are on trial for the attempted murder of Mr Casper and the attempted armed robbery of Mrs Algios. M r Casper and Mrs Algios were walking along the Cable Beach strip on May 14 when they were accosted. Corporal Turnquest, a scenes of crime officer, also told the court that he col lected a handbag from Mrs Algios. During her testimony, Mrs Algios had stated that an assailant had attempted t o rob her of her handbag, popping the bags strap in the process. During cross-examination by Shermans attorney God frey Pro Pinder, Corporal Turnquest admitted that he had not told Mrs Algios that Bahamian police had already arrested and arraigned the defendants in relation to the matter. Officer Turnquest claimed he did not know at the time that Sherman had been arrested on May 19 22 days before Mrs Algios identified him in the photos. Mr Pinder suggested to Mr Turnquest that he had known who Mr Shermanwas and that he was trying to deceive the court. Corporal Turnquest denied this. He told the court that at the time, he did not know who he was investigating and that the pho tographs had been given to him by investigators. Mr Turnquest said that he and Corporal 578 Johnson had signed the photograph, but Mrs Algios had not. Mr Pinder suggested that Mrs Algios had never been shown the photograph because her signature was not on it. The attorney also suggested that Corporal Turnquest and officers Johnson and Fernander, who had travelled with him to New York, had framed the defendants. Corporal Turnquest denied these suggestions. Dr Sarah Friday, chief of emergency medicine and consultant at the Princess Margaret Hospital, also took the witness stand yesterday. She told the court that Mr Casper was brought to the hospital at 11.45pm with a gunshot wound to the chest, with resultant blood in his left lung cavity. Officer testifies in attempted murder trial given to any newspapermen to move from the area. It may have been a traffic officer, I dont know, but (the officers in the area) said they were not aware of anyone causing an obstruction in those areas which they have responsibili ty for policing. court REPORT INSIGHT For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPORT Ministry of Education officials met with teachers at Walter Parker Primary yesterday in a bid to return a sense of normalcy to the school, where concerns have been raised over the management of funds. The situation at the school has attracted the attention of members of the opposition, who visited the school last week to talk with teachers. Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell and Fort Charlotte MP Alfred Sears met with teachers again on Wednesday off campus. Both men say they plan tof ormally present the complaints to Education Minister Desmond Bannister. Audits are being conducted at the Freeport Primary and Walter Parker Primary Schools, where there have been accusations of mismanagement of school funds. Sandra Edgecombe, district superintendent of primary schools, and Dr Pamula Mills, school psychologist, would not to disclose what transpired at yesterdays meeting with teachers, but insisted that all is well at the school. The Tribune received reports that one faculty member walked out of the meeting, but the education officials denied this. She did not walk out of the meeting, she had some personal matters to deal with off campus, said Mrs Edgecombe. Quinton Laroda, Bahamas Union of Teachers area vice president, said although teachers have concerns about money management, they remain committed to teaching their students. I think the meeting went really well today, he said. The staff has been in the media lately and I think some of what has been said was misrepresented, and they want to assure everyone that their commitment to excellence and education stands, and that they will go about resolving grievances in the manner prescribed in the collective bargaining agreement, he said. Mr Laroda said that teachers have denied they called for members of the opposition to come to the school. They have the minutes of the meeting where they clearly stated they did not send for anybody from the opposition and my suggestion is that the opposition may have had concerns of their own. Teachers have some concerns . but there are channels to express those concerns and they are going to use those channels. It is unfortunate that last week it seems like the issue was politicised, but teachers gave me their word they did not send for the politicians, Mr Laroda said. Mr Laroda said teachers want to get back in the classroom. I have tremendous confidence in t he teachers and I am sure they will produce great students at Walter Parker Primary, despite what the concerns might be, he said. Ministry of Education officials meet with Walter Parker Primary teachers IN what was described as a red letter day for Bain and Grants Town, a local commu nity building association offic ially dedicated its headquarters. Named Yoruba House in r ecognition and celebration of the Yoruba people, the African t ribe that first settled Bain and Grants Town, the headquarters of the Bain and Grants Town Advancement Association is located on Augusta Street north. I n addition to the office of the Advancement Association, Yoruba House will also houset he office of the Bain Grants Town Revitalisation Project, a m useum, a library, and a lec ture hall. Participating in the opening ceremonies were: opposition leader Perry Christie, MP Dr Bernard Nottage, Police Com-m issioner Ellison Greenslade and senior members of his management team. T he Royal Bahamas Police Band, Fred Munnings and Pat R ahming provided music for the guests. Yoruba House dedicated as headquarters for Bain and Grants Town Advancement Association OPENING: Commissioner Greenslade addressing the gathering.
EDITOR, The Tribune. I read with interest your article on medical tourism and the introduction of HIFU to treat prostate cancer in foreign patients com-i ng to the Bahamas for treatm ent. Your article suggests that this treatment is available only to non-Bahamian men. If so, it would be a travesty f or the government to allow o n Bahamian soil life saving t reatment to foreigners but n ot to its own Bahamian citi zens. At the moment it is only f oreign patients, the foreign o wners of the equipment and Doctors Hospital who benefit from this procedure. In addition, as this procedure is not yet approved in t he US, by allowing the proc edure to be done in the Bahamas we facilitate theF DA new medical device approval process in the US w hich will ultimately grant a pproval for the procedure to be done in the US, maki ng the manufactures and owners of this technology e xtremely rich. I would suggest that the government require, as a c ondition for any granting of permission to provides uch medical care in the B ahamas; that there be some guaranteed access to Bahamians either in thef orm of a specific number of f ree procedures to those u nable to afford it, or in t erms of reduced rates to m ake the procedure access ible to the general Bahamian population. O therwise, we simply h ave foreigners taking advantage of the Bahamas and its people for the benefit of foreign patients and international commercial interests, with little or no benefit to the Bahamian people. I n addition, there should b e some guarantee that the technology will remain available in the Bahamas after it has been approved in the United States as, clearly, t hese foreign patients will n o longer come here once t he treatment is available to t hem at home. I would hope that the ministry of health and the M inistry of Tourism will s peak to this issue and make the necessary adjustments so that we as a people may benefit from these advances in medical technology. D E SMITH Nassau, S eptember, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 Nassau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm UNTIL the brouhaha over the minister and the prince, we had not read of the Aga Khan family since the days of the h andsome playboy Aly Khan, who wooed and won movie star Rita Hayworth, and made headlines almost every time he t urned around on the jet setting circuit with an attractive woman on his arm. N ow an Aga Khan turns up in the Bahamas caught up in the middle of a dispute because he loaned his helicopter toa government minister to fly him and members of the Bahamas National Trustt o his Bahamian hideaway Bell Island i n the Exumas. M any Bahamians now want to know which Aga Khan is he. T he Aga Khan name caught our attention many years ago when we were fascinated by the weighing-in ceremony of the l ate Sir Sultan Muhamad Shah, Aga Khan III, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. Sir Sultan was born in Karachi, Pakistan. A portly gentleman, the Imam made headlines when he was heaved onto a large scale with the counter balancing scale being filled with his weight in gold on his golden jubilee (1937 his diamond jubilee (1946 cally platinum on his platinum jubilee (1954 Each jubilee he seemed to grow wider in girth and heavier in weight. Although this ceremony had no religious significance,t he gems were gifts from his people to s how their appreciation for how much he had improved their quality of life. This ceremony always made international h eadlines. T he proceeds of these gifts were used b y the Imam to further develop major social welfare and development institutions in Asia and Africa. In India and Pakistan institutions such as the Diamond Jubilee Trust and the P latinum Jubilee investments Ltd were e stablished in the words of Sir Sultan for the relief of humanity. His gift of diamonds established the Diamond Jubilee Schools for girls in remote northern areas of Pakistan. Sir Sultan Aga Khan had a distinguished career made a Knight of the Indian Empire by Queen Victoria, he was a Privy Councillor and president of the League of Nations from 1937-38. A colourful character, over his life span he had four wives, and was a noted race horse owner. His son, Prince Ali Khan Aly Khan was vice president of the United Nations G eneral Assembly, representing Pakistan and served as UN ambassador for Pakistan from 1958 to 1960. A ly was a well known race horse owner and jockey and the third husband of a ctress Rita Hayworth, who was his second wife. He was also a noted playboy. However, on his death in 1957 Sir Sultan passed over his son Aly Khan and named his 20-year-old grandson, Karim Alyss on as the successor to his title. At the t ime young Karim was a junior at Harv ard. It was the first time in the sects 1,300-year history that the title was not p assed from father to son. The old gentlemans will is interesting. It was read to the family in Geneva, where K arim Aly Khan was born. Said the will: "Ever since the time of my ancestor Ali, the first Imam, that is to say over a period of thirteen hundred years, it has always been the tradition of our family that each Imam chooses his successor at his absolute and unfettered discretion from amongst any of his descendants, whether they be sons or remote male issue and in these circumstances and in view of the fundamentally altered conditions in the world in very recent years due to the great changes which have taken placei ncluding the discoveries of atomic sci e nce, I am convinced that it is in the best interest of the Shia Muslim Ismailia Community that I should be succeeded by a y oung man who has been brought up and d eveloped during recent years and in the m idst of the new age and who brings a new outlook on life to his office as Imam. For these reasons, I appoint my grandson Karim, the son of my own son, Aly Salomone Khan to succeed to the title of A ga Khan and to the Imam and Pir of all S hia Ismailian followers." Sir Sultan is buried in Aswan, Egypt at the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. And now his grandson, Karim, who has himself had a distinguished career, wants a quiet spot in the Bahamas Bell Island, located in the Exuma Land and Sea Park, which is an environmentally protected area. The prince owns the island and now wants government approval to dredge a harbour for his yacht. Bahamian men should also benefit from prostate cancer treatment LETTERS l email@example.com An Aga Khan now in the Exumas (00$18(/%($8&+$03RI 0$56++$5%285$%$&2%$+$0$6 5(8%(1&$'(7RI 67$3/('21*$5'(16$/%$7(652$'3%2; 1$66$8%$+$0$6 9(1.$7$5$0$5$-<$/$.6+0,$7/85,RI3 $OEDQV'ULYH1DVVDX%DKDPDV '$1,(/%2;RI0$56+ +$5%285$%$&2%$+$0$6 9(1.$7(6:$5$6:$0< $7/85,RI3$OEDQV'ULYH1DVVDX %DKDPDV E DITOR, The Tribune. Please allow me to publicly commend the RoyalB ahamas Police Force on the order they have brought to the streets of Nassau over the past two weeks. S ince the opening of s chools, police officers have successfully calmed the usu ally-chaotic morning traffic. T he impact of their efforts has been very noticeable and much appreciated. Motorists no longer have t o sit in traffic to no end. Although there is still some waiting, there is no compar ison to the waits that are e ndured when traffic officers are not present. The public should realise that in directing traffic, police officers help reduce incidents of crime more than one would first recognise. T his brings a level of order and discipline to our society that is normally lacking. Moreover, ridiculous acts of violence or vandalism due to frustrations and road rage are reduced. I am very grateful for the police presence and I encourage them to continue throughout the year. C ROLLE Nassau, September 9, 2010. Very grateful for police presence on Nassau streets EDITOR, The Tribune. In a recent opinion piece for The Tribune, it was suggested; "It is high-time that taxes are applied to, and raised (following the American format Soaking the rich is simply not the answer. First. The wealthy, by virtue of their ability to buy more, already pay the most taxes. Second. Should government spend so much over and above the taxes collected, and then expect to take more tax money to achieve their political objectives? Third. As suggested recently, economic "recovery depends on private sector growth and shrinking the size of a government (expenditure, borrowing, taxes, regulation that is now beyond the capacity of the private sector to support." Fourth. H.L. Mencken wisely commented: "When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before." As long as the government continues to spend beyond its means, and taxes and regulates the market/private sec tor, it creates an uncertainty in the entrepreneurial class. When this happens few investors are willing to risk their hard earned capital on new ventures, or even expand existing businesses. When the economy continues to slow, governments tend to tax and regulate even more, exacerbating the problems their policies caused in the first place. Spending beyond its means is the problem government faces, not under taxing. This overspending sets up a vicious cycle of tax increases; the higher taxes enable more spending, setting up another round of tax increases. At some point capital flees the country and everyone is worse off. The exact opposite of what is intended by soaking the rich. The Nassau Institute Nassau, September 1, 2010. Soaking the rich will make everyone worse off EDITOR, The Tribune Re: Calls made for Earl Deveaux to resign. The Tribune, 15 September, 2010. IT would have been incredibly nave to think that official favour might be bought with a mere luxury helicopter ride just ask the BNT. KEN W KNOWLES, MD Nassau,i September 15, 2010. What an incr edibly naive thought Shar e your news The T ribune wants to hear fr om people who ar e making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.
WHILE students and par ents have expressed dismay over the fact that teaching scholarships will henceforth only be issued to persons whose goals are aligned with the national goals, Education Minister Desmond Bannister said that the government has had to take this stance to ensure that the country has teachers in the future to educate the Bahamian population. Addressing schools in North and Central Andros last week, Mr Bannister said many Bahamians who are entering the College of the Bahamas to pursue degrees in education are doing general studies or sub jects that are over-subscribed. This has resulted in the gov ernment having to go abroad to recruit teachers to teach mathematics, sciences and work with special needs children, he said. Responding to requests by parents on the island for a spe cial education teacher in the Andros District, Mr Bannister had to concede that unfortunately those types of teachers are currently not available. Mr Bannister paid a two-day visit to North and Central Andros, meeting with parents and community leaders at the North Andros High School during the week of September 6. During his visit, Mr Bannis ter toured all schools in the district and met with students, teachers and administrators to access the educational landscape and address concerns of the respective groups. The minister went into class rooms and participated in ongoing lessons as well as engaged the students in general knowl edge quizzes on the Bahamas. He also left the students with words of encouragement and told them to take advantage of the opportunity that they have to acquire an education. He told the students how he is proud of being an Andros native and about the legacy of many other Androsians who have contributed to nation building, namely the late Clarence A Bain, Dame Mar guerite Pindling, and his parliamentary colleague, Vincent Peet, Member of Parliament for the North Andros and Berry Islands constituency, who accompanied the minister on the tour. Mr Bannister addressed concerns by the parents whose chil dren attend schools in Central Andros. He requested their assistance in promoting the importance of education to their children and not leaving this responsibility solely to teachers. Additionally, he called for them to support his ban of cell phones on schools campuses for the protection of both teachers and students. Parents also expressed their concerns relative to education in Andros. Track They raised issues such as the need to complete the track at Central Andros High School and constructing bathrooms for teachers at the Fresh Creek Pri mary School. Minister Bannister told the parents that educational prior ities and a limited capital works budget prohibited the track from being completed at this time. He explained that he had an obligation to ensure that the children in Spanish Wells and Inagua received the muchneeded classrooms they urgent ly required. He also told them that as soon as the funds became avail able the track would be sur faced, but the reality is that it cannot be dealt with at this time. On the second day of his visit, Minister Bannister went to schools in North Andros, once again rallying teachers and students and observing the les son offerings at the institutions. During his stop at the Red Bays Cay School he held an impromptu meeting with par ents of the remote school who showed up to air their concerns. He addressed the matter of an expatriate teacher whose contact was renewed by the Ministry of Education when it was feasible to replace the indi vidual with a Bahamian. Minister Bannister also addressed the issues of security and maintenance of the school campuses and gave the parents a picture of the educational budget. The final stop of the ministers tour was the North Andros High School where students waited to hear as the min ister praised them for their success in the recent BJC and BGCSE examinations. Several of the students sat their exams in the 11th grade and attained five or more with C and above grades. Mr Bannister told the students that they ranked third in the nation in the BGCSE exams and that he expected an improvement in the results next year. The minister is expected to visit other Family Island dis tricts between now and Decem ber. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE Ministry of Social Development said it is seeing an increase in daily reports of abuse and exploitation of senior citizens. Commonly family members and caregivers are the people the elderly trust and once we reach a certain age, we are very vulnerable. It is the people that we trust that are the ones that abuse us, said Rosemary Bain, assistant director for the Department of Social Services Senior Citizens Division. We are hearing stories almost everyday about the National Insurance funds that now go to the bank. The older persons used to just go to the hall and pick it up. Many of the older persons do not have the skills to write or do a withdrawal, so they give that task to a grandchild or one of their children, and then what do you see happening, the exploitation o f their funds, she said. Due to this increase in reports of abuse, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and the Urban Renewal Programme have partnered to launch an essay contest to sensitise the countrys youth to the problem. Students participating in the competition will be explaining how they would want to be treated as older persons. During the month of October each year we highlight the accomplishments and concerns of the elderly, so this year we decided to get the kids involved, said Mrs Bain. We want to sensitise the youth to the plight of the elderly and of the contributions they have made, as well as the respect that we think they deserve, she added. The winning essays will be announced and read at the National Performing Arts Centre on Shirley Street on October 3 at 3 pm. Students residing in all areas of the nine Urban R enewal Centres are invited to participate in the competition and the deadline for entries is September 22. The essays will be judged on how well the students offer solutions to eradicate the abuse and exploitation of the elderly. We want them to go out and explore books and research on the internet and to come up with what they think should be done, said Mrs Bain. But the main thing is we want them to do it; it is not going to be an exercise for a parent, guardian, or and older sister or brother sitting down and doing for them. She added, We want to tease their minds and for them to say to us, if I were the Minister of Labour and Social Development, this is what I would do to eradicate abuse of the elderly and exploitation. The ministry said it believes that the exercise will help young persons prevent abuse from happening to their loved ones and to themselves. Students will also learn how to plan early for the transition into the senior stage of life and how to guarantee personal and financial security when t he time arrives, the ministry said. Reports of senior citizen abuse rising MAKINGTHEGRADE: Education Minister Desmond Bannister poses with Valtio Cooper, head boy at North Andros High School who attained five BGCSE passes with C and above grades in grade 11. WORDS OFENCOURAGEMENT: Education Minister Desmond Bannister and Member of Parliament for the North Andros and Berry Islands Constituency Vincent Peet encourage students at the Nicolls Town Primary School. Education Minister tours schools during two-day trip to North and Central Andros APPLYINGHIMSELF: A young student at the Fox Hill Urban Renewal Centre fills out an application to participate in the Ministry o f Labour and Social Developments essay competition for Older Persons Month in October. The competition aims to sensitise Bahamian youth to the plight of the elderly. WITH the Bahamas t ourism industry facing increasingly stiff competition from numerous destinations, staff at the Ministry of T ourism and Aviation have started their training in best c ustomer service practices. Just two months after launching the new corporate Bahamahost programme,t he Ministry of Tourism and A viation began the course f or its own staff members. For the next seven weeks, 22 employees of the ministry w ill receive instruction in c ustomer service practices, Bahamian culture and history. I t is all part of ensuring t hat the Bahamas delivers the kind of visitor experience that allows the country to put out best performancesin the most competitive t ourism environment in hist ory, said Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vin cent Vanderpool-Wallace. Mr Vanderpool-Wallace pointed out that more and more countries are focusingon growing tourism busi n ess, making it more import ant for the Bahamas to offer visitor experiences that will maintain its share of b usiness. The number of people taking vacations is growing less than the number of des tinations competing, he told the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation group just before their first training session. So the supply and the number of competitors are growing faster than the number of people taking vacations. In addition, he pointed o ut that the Bahamas is not an inexpensive vacation des tination. The average daily room rate is approximately $100 more that the average room rate of Las Vegas. This makes it essential that superior customer service is in place, he said. We are asking people more money per day than almost any other destination, Minister VanderpoolWallace said. So we were always the most expensive. Now, on top of that, we are the least dis counted destination because we choose to pay our people in the Bahamas more than any other competing destination in the region. Cost Minister VanderpoolWallace said even the cost of transportation to the Bahamas is more expensive than flying to further desti nations. This is easily seen in the cost of travelling the 111 miles from Miami to Freeport compared to other destinations, he said. Almost every single day we wake up, it is more expensive to travel 111 miles than it is to travel to any competing destination in the Caribbean, he said. It is cheaper to go the 1,900 miles from Miami to Las Vegas every day than it is to go the 111 miles to get to Grand Bahama. The problems that we see are very real. The competition that we see is stronger thanit has ever been. Leslie Norville, director of Human Resources in the ministry, encouraged staff members to lead the way in customer service. She said the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation should especially be leading in areas where they encour age other organisations to perform well. The Bahamahost corpo rate programme is the beginning of it all, she said. Minister of Tourism staff start training in best customer service practices G e n a G i b b s / B I S P h o t o Essay competition launched to sensitise youth to problem
GERALD Cash Primary School welcomed Education Minister Desmond Bannister to their assembly with fun filled performances in the spirit of the theme, Praising the Lord. The minister was so delighte d with the skills displayed dur ing a brief step show, that he asked the students to repeat the performance. I want you to aim for excellence, nothing else will do Mr Bannister later said, and he encouraged the students to respect their teachers, schoolsa nd each other. Donation At the conclusion of the mornings assembly, the minister made a donation of school books which are to be distrib uted to students in need. He also presented a cheque f rom musician Errol Brown in the amount of $1,000 to the principal Albert Clarke to assist with the schools book project. Mr Bannister then took a brief tour of the schools classrooms, where he talked with several students. He also met with the parents of students with special needs to hear of their concerns. Mr Bannister promised that their concerns will be looked at with a view to resolving them in a timely manner, and he explained that another classroom will be made available for the students. Every child deserves the opportunity to learn, and we would seek to have an initiative like this one, where parents take the forefront in every district, said the minister. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)11:30 A.M. SpeakerElder Brentford Isaacs Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010Theme: As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Rosemary Williams 11:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Jamicko Forde/Leaders' Dedication Service 7:00 p.m. Bro. Franklyn Bethel/Bro. Dana Burrows INSPECTION: Project manager Iram Lewis takes a group on a tour o f the stadium. By REUBEN SHEARER Tribune Staff Reporter r firstname.lastname@example.org TOURISM chiefs are hoping the new National Stadium can help give their industry and the country a much-needed economic boost. During a site inspection led by project manager for the d evelopment, Iram Lewis, Ministry of Tourism officials disc ussed the variety of opportunities the stadium could create. T hey noted that when complete, the stadium will meet the standards of international bodies such as the InternationalA ssociation of Athletics Federations (IAAF ( Federation Internationale de Football Association). The officials said this could open the way for the Bahamas to host a number of different international events and com petitions. Director of Sports Tourism Tyrone Sawyer said: It would boost the economy because it would give us an opportuni ty, with our hotel partners, to host a variety of events. Sporting From a sports tourism perspective, our goal is to stimulate sporting events that would bring people into theB ahamas. He added: Were hoping that perhaps, the stadium can be used to stage celebrations for the next Independence Day. Phase one of the stadium will see the completion of two g rand-stands. The western stand will seat 3,000, but its capacity will increase in the second phase of development. Both stands will be protected from the elements by special covers, and lightning rods will be installed on the perimetert o avoid damage during thunderstorms. The new stadium will be fitted out with fibre optics for state-of-the-art broadcast transmission, wheel-chair accessp oints, a sprinkler system, a rainwater catchment system, a 2 ,500 vehicle capacity parking lot and a dedicated lane lead ing to the complex. Mr Lewis expects to turn the stadium over to the government in June of next year, when it will have a seatingc apacity of 23,000. High hopes of tourism boost from the new National Stadium T HE staff and students of Carmichael Primary School were elated to see Minister of Education Desmond Bannister, who decided to visit them for their first assembly of t he new school year. Through song, prayer and poetry, the assembly focused o n the theme Respect, and the students who performed asked their peers to make excellence, service, participation, a ttention, preparation and encouragement their watch words. M r Bannister told the students how proud he was of the t alents they displayed, and indicated that he expected them to demonstrate respect for their administrators, teachers, peers, classrooms and school yard at all times. H e promised that he would visit them again during the school year, and that he would check to see if they were a dhering to their theme of Respect. Later, the minister made a presentation of school books, w hich are to be distributed amongst the needy children at the school. He also presented a donation of $1,000 to the s chool, which was a gift from musician Errol Brown. GETTING I NTOTHERHYTHMOFTHINGS: Students greeted Mr. Bannister with fun-filled performances. Gerald Cash Primary School students step to the beat as they welcome Minister of Education MINISTERIAL VISIT: Mr. Bannister meets students. n EDUCATIONMINISTERVISITSSCHOOLS
ment yesterday morning apologising to viewers over what was an abbreviated version ofthe usual nightly newscast on Thursday. T he newscast, anchored by J erome Sawyer, lasted just a few minutes compared to the usual hour. T he appearance that a d eliberate attempt was made by some staff to sabotage the evening broadcast was creat e d by the alleged failure on behalf of news reporters to complete news assignments,a long with the deletion of other news material from the computer system and removalo f tapes from the newsroom earlier that afternoon, claimed Mr Lightbourne. The BCB apologised to the v iewing public for the shortened newscast and said appropriate action would be taken in relation to staff who are found responsible. The corporations man agement nor taxpayers, who continue to support ZNS financially, will not condone the ongoing employment of individuals at ZNS who either fail to, refuse to or are inca pable of providing a fair days work for a fair days pay, said Mr Lightbourne. It is not in dispute that most ZNS news reporters left work yesterday without finishing news assignments, leaving the corporation without enough material to fill their usual broadcast. However, the union alleges the staff all mysteriously fell illat the same time and followed the necessary procedures to allow them to leave for this reason, notifying their superiors. Mr Evans denied any and all assertions of sabotage or industrial unrest and called managements condemnationof staff misleading and unacceptable and another exam-ple of the inhumane treatment of staff. The turn of events comes as ZNS employ ees continue to await notific ation of which staff members w ill be let go in a planned restructuring that is intended to reduce costs at the BCB as it moves to becoming a public service broadcaster. It has been suggested that a round 93 jobs may go, although exactly who will be let go, and when, has not been pinpointed. S taff are said to be finding the situation immensely stressful. S taff and the union have been calling for the government to advise them of the i dentities of those who will be let go, so they can begin planning for the future. In this light, Mr Evans called the comments made by B CB management on Thurs d ays events very disturbing. He referred to the threat of action being taken against employees who left work by management as a slap in the face for staff who have been waiting too long to find out who among them will lose their jobs. Waiting Weve been waiting and waiting and waiting in the balance and have been for months waiting for people just to know whats going on whats going to happen with their future. And on the eve of this to have this threat made. We can only anticipate that if this is not resolved ami cably that things can only get worse. Our members have voted overwhelmingly, that indus trial action is long overdue. We shouldve been doing something a long time ago, but I begged them to be patient with me, to be patient with the executive, that we would do our best to negoti ate the best way forward. But patience is running out. Mr Evans said the union wants an apology from the BCBC for these unfounded and baseless statements made r elative to the staff of the n ewsroom relative to their b roadcast of Thursday September 16 as well as the information relative to who w ill be affected by the restruc turing. The union president said workers have been given the i mpression by the chairman o f the BCB, Michael Moss, t hat the day employees are n otified that they are to be let go will be the day they are given their cheque and told they must leave. Its absolutely ridiculous, said Mr Evans. M eanwhile, late yesterday, s ources said ZNS reporters w ere called in to formally account for their actions in written statements which they were allegedly asked to sign in the presence of ZNS management. The union was said to have been very displeased with this, and secretary general Denise Wilson was alleged to have gone to ZNS offices yester day afternoon in an attempt to obtain the statements. 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I knew she was in the same bed where he g ot shot, but I didnt know that she got shot. I went to the door and I shouted for her b ut I didnt hear anything, she said, adding that on her way to the hospital she called e mergency services again to tell them to go t o the house. Br other The woman said she feels her brother was the one who the gunman had probably been aiming for, due to the company that he k eeps. Ive talked to him over and over and o ver, I cant stress how many times Ive spok en to him about it and he does not listen, s he said. P olice confirmed the version of events provided by Mr Rolles sister, adding that a report was received by officers of the shooting at around 4.45am. Police are investigating and we are appealing to the public for any information relating to the incident or a ny other incident to contact us at the Cent ral Detective Unit at 502 9991, at the Police Emergency Room at 919 or on Crime Stopp ers, 328-TIPS, said Sgt Skippings. FROM page one Tension rises between ZNS workers and management FROM page one s hould not be part of a military struct ure, states the United Nations Manual on Human Rights Training for Prison Officials in its principles on the administration of prisons and prison staff. Personnel shall be appointed as fulltime prison officers, with civilian status, salaries adequate to attract and retain s uitable men and women, and favourable e mployment benefits and conditions of s ervice. Personnel shall have adequate standard of education and intelligence and shall be trained before entering on duty a nd while they are in serve, states the report. Opposition Deputy Leader Philip Brave Davis said the Bahamas is on t he road of evolution in respect to its move towards a civilianr un prison. The concept is all rooted in what we call the rehabilitative efforts to minimise recidivism and to ensure that anyone who is sent to prison c omes out of prison or is r eleased from prison as a b etter person, to become a productive member of society, said Mr Davis. That requires a recalibration of the mindset of the persons who run the prison, and (the process of transforming t he practice regime of penal servitude to a correctional regime designed to inspire s elf esteem, instil responsibility in the pers ons sentenced, and to convert that person s erving his time to a productive citizen, he said. Some potential Prison Superintendent candidates lack necessary qualifications FROM page one B ailey Park, when the s hooting took place at a round 11am. D riving a maroon c oloured Chevy Cavalier, p olice claim the man was operating the vehicle in a suspicious manner. Assistant Commissioner Hulan Hanna said: The officer motioned for the driver to pull over andt hen proceeded to approach the vehicle. After identifying himself, heo rdered the driver out of t he vehicle. It is reported that the officer com menced searching the vehicle. T he officer is alleged to have discovered two packages of a substance,b elieved to be marijuana, in the area of the front interior of the car, on the drivers side. It was at this point that t he driver reportedly pulled a knife and proceeded to attack the officerw hile at the same time a ttempting to disarm him of his service weapon. During this altercation, the officer discharged his weapon, striking the sus pect to the left buttock. The man fell into the vehi cle, ACP Hanna added. The man was taken into custody, and the knife and drugs were confiscated. The vehicle was subsequently impounded. The officer did not sustain any injuries. The injured man is expected to be charged in connection with the incident. Police shoot motorist in left buttock FROM page one SCENEOFTRAGEDY: The womans body is t aken away. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f Share your news The Tribune wants to hear fr om people who are making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the ar ea or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. BRAVE DAVIS
C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 INSIDE Foster steals spotlight TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter email@example.com AFTER a year of inactivity, the Boxing Gym at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex is now the homeof the Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas. In a take over ceremony that was held yesterday, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Charles May nard, turned the newly renovated facilities to the ABFB, headed by president Wellington Miller. About a year ago, we took this particular facility out of service todo some much needed renovations to the exterior, interior and redo the bathrooms, some of the plumbing work and the office, Maynard said. Now we are happy to be able to take over the keys to the boxing federation, who have a number of young fighters who have done very well on the world stage and so its timely in preparation for 2012 Olympic Games and other events that are up and coming. Maynard, accompanied by his Acting Director of Sports, Kevin Colebrooke and his Under Secre tary, Calvin Balfour, said the ministry was also able to get national coach Andre Seymour seconded from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force to help with the training programme. Looking at the renovations, May nard said if anybody had seen the before picture of the gymnasium, they would agree that they did a wonderful job in the transformation. Nobody could have been more happier with what they saw than Miller, who doubles up as the presi dent of the Bahamas Olympic Committee. It has been a long time coming, but we know that change had to come and today, change has come with our building, he said. We now have our own boxing headquarters. Miller, who was accompanied by a number of his executives and coaches in the amateur programme, said boxers in the Bahamas have enjoyed unprecedented success in recent years. This has not come by chance, he said. This has once with much hard work and a great helping of the three Ds that I keep on talking H eres a look at the New Providence Softball Associations standings going into the final weekend of the regular seson play: TeamsWL PctGB LADIES DIVISION Pineapple Air Wildcats 123 .800 Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks 113 .785 1/2 B ommer G Operators 76 .538 4 S igma Brackettes 6 9 .400 6 Black Scorpions 0 15 .000 12 MENS DIVISION Dorin United Hitmen 1 2 1 .923 C ommando Security Truckers 142 .875 11/2 Y -II Shipping New Breed 113 .785 11/2 Freedom Farm Horsemen 95 .642 31/2 T&C Outlaws 7 8 .466 6 Del Sol Arawaks 5 9 .357 71/2 D orsey Park 311 .214 91/2 Johns Buccaneers 311 .214 91/2 M ighty Mitts 0 14 .000 121/2 T ONIGHTS SCHEDULE 7 p.m. Black Scorpions vs Proper C are Pool Lady Sharks (L 8:30 p.m. Freedom Farm Horsemen vs Y-II Shipping New Breed (M Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas gets a new home NPSA STANDINGS B ASKETBALL BGDBA PLAYOFFS THE Bahamas Government Departmental Basketball Association kicked off its playoffs on T hursday night at the DW Davis Gymnasium with the following results posted: Aces 88, Rangers 71: The Bam boo Shack pulled off the opener as Anwar Ferguson produced a game high 27 points in the win. Crimestoppers 89, Enforcers 85: The Police handcuffed the VSS unshine as Vernon Stubbs led the way with 16 points. The playoffs are scheduled to continue today at the DW Davis Gymnasium, starting at 7 p.m. CYCLING BSC CLASSIC THE Baptist Sports Council will hold its 2010 Barron Mus grove/Roy Colebrooke Cycling Classic today at the National Cycling Track at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. The competition will get underway at 10 a.m. and will feature competition in the 7-and-under, 15-and-under, 19-and-under and open men and women divisions. While competitors will get the opportunity to compete for tro phies and medals, they will also be able to earn points for the overall team awards. SOFTBALL BSC REGISTRATION THE Baptist Sports Council will hold its final registration for the 2010 Rev. Anthony Carroll Softball Classic on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at the National Cycling Track at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. The classic is scheduled to start on Saturday, September 25 at the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. Competition will take place in the 19-andunder, co-ed and mens division. The registration fee is $100.00 per team in each division. sports NOTES Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org ALCOTT Forbes knew sooner or later it would come the no-hit, shut-out. Thursday night at the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, Forbes was stingy on the mound as the Dorin United Hitmen blanked the Freedom Farm Horse men 7-0. Tonight, I really didnt do anything special, said Forbes in trying to explain the no-hitter. I had a job to do and I did it. I just thank God for the performance. The performance enabled the Hit men to remain on top of the New Providence Softball Association mens standings, 11/2 games ahead of the defending champions Commando Security Truckers. With three games remaining in the regular season, the Hitmen will have to win them all in order to clinch the pennant. If they lose one, they could finish in a two-way tie for the Truckers. The Truckers kept the pressure on the Hitmen by closing out their regular season with a 7-6 comefrom-behind win over the T&C Outlaws. While Dorin Uniteds victory pushed their front-running lead to 12-1, Commando Security are hot on their trail at 14-2. The Y-II Shipping New Breed are sitting in third at 11-3 and Freedom Farm are occupying the fourth spot at 9-5. Dorin United was scheduled to play the Johns Buccaneers last night, they have the Del Sol Arawaks on Monday and the Y-II Shipping on Tuesday when the pennant could be decided. If they came down to a tie, the pennant will be decided on the least runs scored (or scoring the most runs) in the head-to-head matchup. And having split their two games, the Truckers hold the edge over the Hitmen having out-scored them in their head-to-head runs for and against scenario. With nine teams in the league, the men only played two rounds, comprising of a total of 16 games. As for the ladies, they only have five teams, but they played four rounds for their 16 game total. The defending champions Pineapple Air Wildcats are currently lead ing the race for the pennant at 12-3, followed closely by the Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks at 11-3. However, the Wildcats were scheduled to play their final game last night against the Bommer G Operators, who was sitting in third at 7-6. The Lady Sharks will be in action tonight against the cellar dwelling Black Scorpions. In what could be a battle of who finish in third and fourth, the Sigma Brackettes, who are currently in fourth at 6-9, will take on BommerG Operators on Wednesday. The best-of-five playoffs are set to start on Thursday. Heres a summary of the two games played on Thursday night: Hitmen 7, Horsemen 0: While Freedom Farm complained to no avail about the officiating at the plate, Dorin United and Alcott Forbes just took it in stride. Forbes had the Horsemen chasing Hitmen shutout Horsemen 7-0 HAPPY HOME: MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture, Charles Maynard is flanked by some of his officers and Wellington Miller, president of the Amateur Boxing Fede ration of the Bahamas and his executives and coaches as they went through the turnover process for the National Boxing Gymnasium. HITTING THE BAG: Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Charles Maynard, and Wellington Miller, president of the Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas, hit the punching bag at the National Gymnasium. 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a steady diet of curve pitches as he struck out an average of two batters per inning in the abbreviated fiveinning game. He had the opportunity to have one or two of them earlier in the sea son, but the curve ball was working well for him tonight, said Darron Stevens, Forbes battery mate. We just played better ball behind him and he got the strikes in. Scoreless up to the bottom of the third, Edron Knowles got a one-out double and affter Christopher Whyms singled, they stole third and second respectively before scoring on Sherman Fergusons two-out tworun double. Then in the fourth, Stevens came through with a two-run home run over the left-center field fence that drove in Rashad Seymour, who had a two-out single. My manager just told me to go after the first pitch, said Stevens of his homer. It came right down the heart of th plate and I drilled it. The Hitmen produced three more runs in the fifth, thanks to a RBI single from Ferguson and a two-run double from Ancel Pratt that stopped the game as they produced seven hits off losing pitcher Leroy Thompson. Both Forbes and Stevens admitted that if they go on to win the pennant, it wont mean anything if they are not successful in taking the whole hog the championship title. Truckers 7, Outlaws 6: Just when it seemed as if the T&C was in a posi tion to do some celebrating, the Commando Security spoiled the party. Trailing 3-0 going into the top of the fourth, the Truckers got a one-out single from Javier Bowe, who eventually came home with their first run on a two-out error that put Raymond Bastian on base. It remained that way until the fifth when the Truckers came up with four more runs on four hits, highlighed by Marvin Tougie Woods one-out double, Julian Taylors RBI sacrifice fly, Winston Seymours RBI single and Olando McPhees two-run single. They took a 5-3 lead until the Outlaws responded in the bottom frame with two unearned runs from Adrian Pinder and Dwayne Pratt to tie the score at 5-5. It wasnt until the seventh that the game was decided as Stephen Slug ger Brown had a two-run double that plated McPhee and Richard Bastian as the Truckers went up for good, 7-5. But in the bottom of the frame, Dwayne Pratt got on base on an error and pinch runner Jodi Young eventually came home on an error after Ranger Ranger doubled. Darren Mortimer went the distance with a five-hitter with three strike outs for the win. Roscoe Thompson was tagged with the loss on 11 hits with three strike outs as well. C M Y K C M Y K S PORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS Texans Foster steals spotlight in Week 1 Associated Press WEEK 1in fantasy football is over and there were great performances from old and new faces, and some headscratching ones from familiar faces. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had a great week for fantasy owners in Week 1. He threw for 433 yards and three touchdowns against the Texans. Wide receiver Austin Collie was the beneficiary of a lot of Mannings passes as he finished with 163 yards receiveing. Those were great perfor mances, but Week 1 belonged to Texans running back Arian Foster. The relatively-unknown back rushed for 231 yards and three TDs. Its safe to say after that performance that Foster should now be considered a Top-10 RB. Injury bug strikes early Its only been one week and theres already a major injury that will affect fantasy owners. Packers RB Ryan Grant was injured against the Eagles and will now miss the rest of the season. This injury is big because the Packers are going to be one of the most explosive offenses this season. Brandon Jackson will now be the feature back and his fantasy rises instantly. Jackson has probably been scooped up in every league, but there are other backs that are worth picking up to replace Grant. Here is some running back that still might be available that are worth picking up: DARREN MCFADDEN, Raiders FRED TAYLOR, Patriots KEVIN FAULK, Patriots THOMAS JONES, Chiefs PEYTON HILLIS, Browns MARSHAWN LYNCH, Bills Also check out the Fantasy Football blog on www.MorningJournal.com to see more players that can be picked up on waivers. M.I.A. There were some great performances Week 1, but a lot of household names laid eggs on opening weekend also. Guys like Tony Romo, Matt Schaub, Aaron Rodgers, Donovan McNabb, Michael Turner, Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, Cedric Benson, Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Mike Sims-Walker and Randy Moss all finished with below average days. Although these guys had bad weeks, theres no need for fantasy owners to panic and cut them or try to trade them. Remember its only Week 1, expect a lot of these guys to have bounce back perfor mances. If the bad trends continue through Week 4, then it might be time to look for replacements. HES BACK Thats right Michael Vick was back under center last week against the Packers after starter Kevin Kolb left with a concussion. Not only did Vick play well, it looked like he hadnt misseda beat. Vick threw for 175 yards and a TD and ran for another 103 yards. Its been reported that Kolb has yet to pass the concussion tests to get back of the field, so it looks like Vick will get another start. Vick should be picked up in every league right now. He has a very favorable matchup this week against the Lions, who gave up 372 yards and two TDs to the Bears Jay Cutler. It should also be noted that Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Kolb is the teams starter when healthy, so fantasy owners should keep him stashed just in case. B IG SURPRISE: I n this Sept. Sunday, 12, 2010, photo, Houston Texans' Arian Foster (23 breaks away from the Indianapolis Colts defense for 42-yard gain during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Houston. An undrafted rookie a year ago, Foster grabbed the spotlight last weekend when he ran for 231 yards and three touchdowns in the Texans' 34-24 win over Indi a napolis. His rushing total was a franchise record and the second highest on the NFL's first weeke nd since 1933. CONTROVERSY: Basketball player Lebron James walks along the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Sept.. 12, 2010. D ave Einsel/ A P Photo Evan Vucci/ AP Photo INDEPENDENCE Associated Press MAVERICKS owner Mark Cuban appeared on the Dunham and Miller Show on SportsRadio 1310 in Dallas on Wednesday. He spoke about LeBron James defection from the Cavs. "LeBron has every right to go wherever and do whatever, whatever team he wants to," Cuban said. "Going to the Heat was his choice, those guys working together. I dont even have a problem with the three of them working together, as long as they follow all of the NBA rules, which I think they did. "Where I think LeBron made a mistake was in how he did it. I dont even have a problem that he had the TV show. But it turned out to be the largest public humiliation in the history of sports. He humiliated the organiza tion. He humiliated the state of Ohio, the city of Cleveland. All of a sudden he became a bad guy, he lost a billion dollars in brand equity, give or take a couple bucks here or there." He jokes that it would have been all right had James been traded to Dallas. "I told his folks that I think he got bad advice," Cuban said. "Its not about can he move? He can move. He can play for any team. I think he picked the wrong team (chuckles "Theres a team in Dallas that could have used him and that would have been better served but its his choice. But the way he did it I thought was just a huge mistake." No respect? In its 2010-11 NBA pre view, Yahoo! Sports Kelly Dwyer predicts that the Cavs will win 12 games. The Cavs won 61 games last year, but two-time MVP forward LeBron James left via free agency to the Miami Heat. Dwyer picks the Cavs to finish in the Central Division cellar. Thats fewer wins than the Cavs recorded during their first year in 1970-71 when they were 15-67. Front office complete There was speculation that the Cavs might hire another member of the front office, but a source said this weeks hiring of David Griffin would likely be the last addition. The three executives who will make up the Cavs front office will be: Cavs general manager Chris Grant, Cavs vice president of basketball operations Griffin and Cavs director of pro personnel Wes Wilcox. Treloar leaves The Cavs are looking for a coach for their D-League affiliate. The Suns named John Tre loar their director of player personnel. Treloar will assist Suns president Lon Babby and Suns GM Lance Blanks in all personnel decisions and will lead the clubs draft scout ing process. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for John and his knowledge of the game," Blanks said. "His longstanding track record of consistency and success are admirable. He is a perfect fit for what we are trying to do." Treloar, 53, was the Erie BayHawks head coach in the National Basketball Devel opment League the last two years. Cuban says LeBron had every right to go F ANTASY FOOTBALL about. The three Ds are Dedic ation, Determination and Discipline. The three Ds h ave become a motto of our federations executives, our coaches and most of all, our boxers themselves practice dedication, determination and discipline to achieve their outstanding results. Going back down memory lane, Miller said that Nathaniel Knowles was the first Bahamian to win a fight in the Olympic Games in 1972 in Munich, Germany. He was also the first Bahamian to win a silver medal in the CAC Games in 1974. Andre Seymour then took it a step further when he was the first Bahamian to win two fights at the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea in 1988. B ut in 2002, Taureano Reno Johnson became the first Bahamian to a silver at the Commonwealth Championships and in 2008 in Beijing, China, he became the first Bahamian to advance to the quarter-finals of the Olympics. Now, Miller said they are proud of the achievement of Valentino Knowles, who is the first Bahamian to medal in three championships in on year. Knowles won a silver at the Commonwealth Boxing Championships in March, he won a bronze at the Elite Continental Championships in June and a gold at the recent CAC Games in July. All of these boxers have achieved their success through hard work and hard training, Miller said. They have each become role models for our younger amateur boxers and this gift today will help us to continue this road of success. Today, this will be a like a marriage. Today, we in the Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas do solemnly declare that young mens lives will be changed in our community. We solemnly declare that from this day on, more young men will become better citizens of this country with strong bodies a nd healthy minds. Seymour, who will have the direct responsibility as the head coach of the pro gramme, said their main goal is to secure the necessary equipment that is needed in the gym. We will be dealing with a lot of the school children and when we get the programme up and running, we want to encourage the schools to make boxing a part of their PE programme, Seymour said. The school kids are the future of sports today. We want to get them fully involved with an effective after school programme with kids from primary school right up to high school. There will also be a programme for the general pub lic. Persons interested in working out will be allowed to come in and utilize the facilities. Once the gym is open, the operating hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Taureano Johnson, who benefited from a training programme conducted by Seymour during his amateur days, said its a pity that the renovations have been done after he relocated to the United States for his pro career. I think this is a good step in the right direction as far as the ministry of youth, Sports and Culture and the Ministry of the Works, the Bahamas Olympic Committee and the Amateur Boxing Federation are concerned, Johnson said. Im sorry that it didnt happen in my time, but hey, all things are in due time. Give God the glory for all the good that has happened. We can now look forward, not just to Olympic boxers, but world-class professional boxers. This is how the factory of boxing is developed. Alvin Sargent, the vice president of the ABFB, said this is just another step in taking the sport further along in its quest to be the best. This building was unofficially given to the federation so time ago, but we never utilized it the way we should, he said. But we are pleased that the minister is now with us and we can do a lot of things in promoting the sport. In addition to using the facilities for training, Sargent said the ABFB will also house all of their meetings and activities. ABFB FROM page nine Hitmen FROM page nine
C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM O FFICIALS from Daytona State College (DSC along with representatives from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI presented to Education M inister Desmond Bannist er the final report of the t hree year consultancy for the restructuring and reorganisation of BTVI. The final report included d eliverables and implem entation plans for BTVIs continued academi c agenda with recommend ations for the way forw ard. This three-year project was all about providing ours tudents an outstanding education, said Dr Dahl. Networked Weve have networked with industry leaders from a cross the country by establishing programme advisory committees that have contributed directly to our programmatic plans a nd curricula. Above all, we are striving to make B TVI a first choice instit ute for technical and vocational training accessible to a ll Bahamians. Mr Bannister said that h e will continue to assist in whatever way he can in his capacity as minister to a dvance the cause of the n ew BTVI. Thursdays e vent was described as a milestone, and Dr Ken S harples, president of DSC, said he was grateful f or the opportunity to partner with BTVI. He applauded the ministers c ommitment and enthusiasm to BTVIs quest to b ecoming a transformed and restructured institution offering Bahamians alter-n ative education. Also in attendance from D SC were Dr Charles Carr oll, Dr Angela Falconeti, v ice-president for Plann ing, Development and Institutional Effectiveness, a nd Dr Theodore Sofianos, Director of International O perations for Economic Development, as well as Dr Iva Dahl, manager and c onsultant at BTVI. DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE AND BTVI PRESENT MINISTER OF EDUCATION WITH A FINAL REPORT PRESENTATION: Pictured (left to right Dr Theodore Sofianos, Daytona State College (DSC C arroll, DSC; Dr Ken Sharples, DSC; Education Minister Desmond Bannister; Dr Iva Dahl of BTVI, and Permanent Secretary in the M inistry of Education Elma Garraway. F INALREPORT: (left to right Ken Sharples,p resident of Dayt ona State College with Education Minister Desmond Bannister. CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's state airline Conviasa on Friday began a two-week suspension of flights to improve safety after a plane crash that killed 17 people and a subsequent emergency landing, according to Associated Press The airline said in a statement that it was suspending service to carry out a "broad technical audit" and evaluate procedures after Monday's deadly crash and the emergency landing by another plane on Thursday. A French-built ATR 42 crashed into a steel mill yard Monday while approaching the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz. The crash killed 17, while 34 others on board survived. Officials said the pilot contacted the control tower before the crash saying there were problems with one of the engines of the twin turboprop. Investigators plan to analyze the flight data and cockpit voice recorders to help determine what caused the crash. On Thursday, a Conviasa Boeing 737-200 carrying 97 passengers from the eastern city of Barcelona made an emergency landing at Caracas' international airport in Maiquetia after a cockpit indicator light suggested a technical problem, the Transportation Ministry said. Air safety board president Lorllys Ramos told the staterun Venezuelan News Agency that a light on the cockpit control panel indicated a problem with a valve being open, and the pilot followed procedures declaring an emergency and landing safely. She said the plane underwent checks after the incident. Venezuela airline suspends flights after crash
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM St Andrews School Hands on experience like this is an integral part of the Primary Years Programme ( PYP) curriculum framework in use at St Andrews School, says Allison Collie, head of the primary school. T his fifth grade class, under the direction of teacher Matt Holton, molded fruits and v egetables out of clay to be baked and then cooled off for painting. In this First Class feature, students created the fruits and vegetables, and took a g roup photo showing the products of their work. P hotos/ F elipe Major / Tribune Staff 1. St Andrews fifth grade art class. 2. Wilfried Haslauer and Tarantino Burrows sculpting their fruits. 3. Khillian Vander pool-Wallace molds the clay. 4. Sari Albury molds a fruit before baking it. 5. Teacher Matt Holton with Delvin Abraham and Max Antimirov. To the left of Mr Holton is Khillian Vanderpool-Wallace. 6. Delvin Abraham and Max Antimirov molding the clay for the vegetables. 4 5 2 3 1 6