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COURT CHAOS: Angry scenes outside of court yesterday eventually led to police calling in reinforcements. Felip Major /Tribune staff 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 Violent clashes outside court C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.288THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER CLOUDSAND SUN, SHOWER HIGH 82F LOW 70F A BELOVED Bahamian sports icon was yesterday revealed as one of the principals in the widespread land title dis pute that has upset hundreds of residents in the Pinewood Gardens Subdivision for more than two decades. Thomas A Robinson the first Bahamian track and field athlete to experience success internationally was named in 1986, with George Capron, and Deynza Burrows, as a director of C.B. Bahamas Ltd, one of the companies that sought to acquire ownership of thousands of lots in the subdivision. The courts ruled that the company did not have good title in the land for resale. In 1972, Pinewood Gardens Ltd a company backed by foreign investor Robert Petrie commenced initial development of the approved subdivision Pinewood Gardens. Through liqThe Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W PMHEMERGENCY ROOM VICTIM OFCRIMERISE YOURSOURCEFOROBITUARIES N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B U U T T N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B E E A A T T S S T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E I I N N S S I I D D E E T T O O D D A A Y Y C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! L L O O A A D D S S O O F F J J O O B B S S A A N N D D H H E E L L P P W W A A N N T T E E D D ! T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E S S C C L L A A S S S S I I F F I I E E D D S S T T R R A A D D E E R R By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter SEVEN people were arrest ed after friends and family of a h omicide victim clashed with police yesterday. A senior police officer was a ssaulted during the disturb ance, which occurred near the juncture of East Street and Bay Street. Traffic was brought to a standstill for several minutes as police reinforcements had to be called to quell the viol ence. The drama unfolded around 3.40pm yesterday, just feets away from the Central PoliceS tation and minutes after the arraignment of 30-year-old Javan Colebrooke. Colebrooke is charged with the murder of 20-year-old Lyn den Bethell Jr, of Balls Alley, Nassau. Mr Bethell was fatally stabbed during a fight with a group of people outside the main entrance to the Club Illu sion, on East Bay Street, on Sunday. Colebrooke was not required to enter a plea to the murder charge during his arraignment before Chief Magi strate Roger Gomez and was remanded to Her Majestys Prison. His lawyer, Ryan Williamson, told the court his client had received numerous death threats. Chief Magistrate Gomez said he would ask the prison to take extra measures to ensure his clients safety. As Colebrooke was being escorted back to Central Police Station, a tense crowd began shouting threats and obsceni ties at him. Colebrooke is said to have responded with an Spor ts icon is named as principal in land dispute Seven arrested, police call in reinforcements IN RESPONSE to the dramatic rise of violent crime in Nassau, the emergency room of the Princess Margaret Hospital has evolved into a makeshift trauma centre, the Health Minister admitted yesterday. Paired with the economic reality which limits the extent of infrastructural upgrades, Dr Hubert Minnis stressed the need for greater SEE page 12 SEE page 11 FOUR people were rushed to hospital after being shot in three separate incidents between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The first incident took place around 7pm on Tuesday. Police rushed to Plantol Street off East Street following reports of gunshots, and found two men injured one critically. The two victims were said to have been walking when approached by a vehicle occupied by persons unknown to them. By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter ARSONISTS are thought to have set fire to the countrys biggest self-serve shoe store early yesterday morning in a second attack on the building since the weekend. Vani, in Mackey Street, was destroyed in the blaze sparked at around 4.40am, less than an hour after Lincoln Bain, a major shareholder in the business, had abandoned FOUR PEOPLE SHOT IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS SEE page 14 SEE page 14 SHOE STORE ATTACKED BY ARSONIST Dr Hubert Minnis CHARGED: Javan Colebrooke DETAILS were sketchy last night in the shooting death of a Fox Hill mother, and her wounded 10-year-old son who was taken to hospital. His condition was said to be serious but stable. It was reported that around 7.30pm last night in a hail of bullets from a drive-by gold Hyundai vehicle in Step Street, Fox Hill, a mother was killed and her son was injured outside of their residence. Boys are always congregating in that area, said a Fox Hill res ident, and shots are often fired guys are constantly warring through Step Street. However, neighbours were too frightened to leave their homes last night to find out what happened. SEE page 12 OMAN SHOT DEAD, SON TAKEN TO HOSPITAL


WILLIAM Saunders, founder of Majestic Tours, and Kerzner president George Markantonis have won the top honours in the 14th Cacique Awards, the Ministry of Tourism announced. The finalists in all other categories were also announced this week for the Cacique Awards which will take place on January 28, 2011 in the Rainforest Theatre. Mr Markantonis was named Hotelier of the Year while Mr Saunders is the winner of the Clement Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr Saunders started Majestic Tours in 1959. Today, Majestic is the largest ground tour operator in the Bahamas and one of the largest in the Caribbean. It has grown to include a travel agency, a European division and local cruises, the Ministry of Tourism said. The company represents tour operators based in the United States, Canada, and Europe. After being named winner of the award, Mr Saunders said that he was happy that his company has been able to withstand tough economic times. "In these down times everybody expected that there would be a tremendous fall off in tourism and that a lot of people would suffer," Mr Saunders said. "I am pleased and happy to say that in spite of the downturn, Majestic has kept everybody employed. We have put no one on a short work week and we have reduced no salaries. That is a blessing to everybody and I am very appreciative and thankful." Finalists in other categories of the Cacique Awards are: Transportation : 1. Reuben Rahming Nassau 2. Perry McPhee Nassau 3. Sky Bahamas Based in Nassau Human Resources: 1. Christopher Smith Nassau 2. Donnalee Bowe Nassau 3. Marilyn Brennen Nassau Sports, Leisure & Events: 1. Justin Sands Abaco 2. Island Roots Heritage Festival Abaco 3. Ebenezer "Ebbie" David Bimini Creative Arts: 1 Maria Govan Nassau 2 Bahamas National Youth Choir Based in Nassau 3 Clayton Curtis Grand Bahama Handicraft: 1. Cheryl Adderley Long Island 2. Dorethea Miller Long Island 3. Eldena Miller Nassau Sustainable Tourism: 1. Leonard Cartwright Long Island 2. Stuart Cove Nassau 3. Friends of The Environment Abaco Minister's Award for Hospitality: 1. George Wilmore Abaco 2. Ali Bain Nassau 3. Victor Russell Abaco Manager of the Year: 1. Kressville P Ritchie Sandals Resort 2. Andrea Gray Atlantis Resort 3. Mark Christopher Rolle British Colonial Hilton Supervisor of the Year: 1. Gerrina Cunningham Comfort Suites 2. Vivienne Haynes Atlantis Resort 3. Michael Brian Russell Wyndham Nassau Resort Sales Executive of the Year: 1. Molly McIntosh Green Turtle Cay Club 2. Desiree Moxey Wyndham Nassau Resort Employee of the Year: 1. Micklyn Lightbourne Sandals Resort 2. Michael Neville Sampson Comfort Suites 3. Frederick Cash Wyndham Nassau Resort Chef of the Year: 1. Noel St Claude Treasure Cay Beach Resort 2. Michael Nathan Adderley Atlantis Resort 3. Seanette Brice-Cooper Sandals Resort People's Choice Music Award (Gospel): 1. Back in Da Ole Dayz Minister Charles Drake and CMA Ensemble 2. Plead The Blood Pastor Terrance Forbes 3. We Praise Shaback People's Music Choice (Secular): 1. Endlessly medley The Spank Band 2. I's A Bahamian KB and The Sting 3. You Gern Talk It T'Rez Hepburn A TROPICAL Storm warning was issued for the southern Bahamas last night as Tomas neared Haiti and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Chief Climatological Officer Michael Stubbs said cloud cover, wind and intermittent rain can be expected in the islands of Inagua, Acklins, Mayaguana, Crooked Island and the Turks and Caicos, beginning yesterday afternoon. "We will watch this closely throughout the night to see which direction it will turn," Mr Stubbs told The Tribune shortly before press time. "At this point we expect cloudy conditions to persist throughout the southern Bahamas, and there is quite a bit of rain associated with the storm, so localised flooding may be associated with it." Tomas weakened to a tropical depression yesterday, but was expected to regain tropical storm strength winds of 39mph or more, and perhaps even winds exceeding 60mph. Tropical storm warnings were issued for Haiti and Cuba as it edged closer to those islands last night, and will remain in effect throughout the day. Tomas thrashed St Lucia with 90mph winds as a category one hurricane on Saturday, causing extensive destruction to the island's vital banana crop and causing 12 deaths. For the latest storm updates, log on to for Acuweather reports. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPORTS SECTION Local News......P1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 Local News....P14,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27 Editorial/Letters........................................P4 Sports.......................................P15,16,17,18 Comics...................................................P26 Advt.........................................................P28 BUSINESS SECTION Business.............................P1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 Advts...........................................P2,6,11,12 OBITUARIES/RELIGION 28 PAGES CLASSIFIED SECTION 32 PAGES USA TODAY MAIN/SPORTS 12 PAGES Tropical storm warning issued for southern Bahamas PREPARING IN HAITI: Forecasters predict Tropical Storm Tomas will veer north toward Haiti.Ramon Espinosa/ AP Photo Saunders, Markantonis attain top tourism honours HONOURED: George Markantonis


A BAHAMIAN man has been sentenced to seveny ears in a United States p rison after pleading guilty to human smuggling charges. Kelsey James McQueen, 2 4, of the Bahamas, was arrested after a failed migrant smuggling venture from Grand Bahama to West Palm Beach, Florida. McQueen was captain on the 41ft sportfish vessel Mary Carla, which United States Customs and Border Protection agents pursued and intercepted on April 28. The boat had left Grand Bahama for West Palm Beach and 14 migrants were found on board. McQueen pleaded guilty to alien smuggling and attempting re-entry after deportation and was sentenced to seven years in prison on October 1, the US Attorneys Office announced this week. A total of five migrants pleaded guilty to attempting to illegally re-enter the United States after deportation. Migrants Juan Carlos Paredes-Rodriguez, 44, of the Dominican Republic, and Jamaican Andrew Fitzgerald Saint AubynB rissett, 45, were sentenced t o three years in prison on October 1. Oneil Black, 32, of Jamaica was sentenced to1 8 months in jail on the same date. And Sheldon Lewis, 35, and Carolyn Denise Wad dles, 36, also of Jamaica, were sentenced on Friday to eight months and three years in prison respectively. By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter p OPPOSITION leader Perry Christie said it was disingenuous of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to blame him for the failure of the Boundaries Commission to report in a timely mann er ahead of the 2007 general election. Speaking with The Tribune yesterd ay, Mr Christie claimed whenever the p rime minister raises the issue of the P arliamentary Commissioners Office, h e only talks about Christie, Christie, C hristie. It is his way of trying to diminish me in the eyes of the public. I dont know what I did him, and when. But he cant diminish me in the politics of the Bahamas or distract the public from the fact that he is an abject failure, Mr Christie said. Y esterday, the Free National Movem ent issued a statement quoting Mr Ingraham as he defended the governm ents position on retaining services o f Errol Bethel as Parliamentary Com m issioner. In it, Mr Ingraham emphasised that the PLP had no prior objections to MrB ethel, who observed three previous elections. If the PLP had an issue with the senior public servant, Mr Ingraham asked why it was not voiced under their watch, as Mr Bethel organised the 2007 general election when the PLP was in p ower. M r Ingraham said it was cowardly a nd unmanly of Mr Christie to attempt to shift blame for his failures ino ffice to a dedicated public servant. In response to this remark, the PLP issued a statement yesterday defending their leader. R eferring to the prime minister, the p arty said: Nothing that this Houdini says can detract or distract from the s tatements of the Election Court, all made post 2007, in respect of the Register and Parliamentary Commissioner. S ince 2007, this inept and arrogant F NM government has done nothing to b ring into effect the recommendations of the Election Court in respect of theR egister. In any other democratic country, the findings of the Election Court would have resulted in the implemen tation of the recommendations made by the PLP (outlined in the PLPs press release of October 6, 2010). We are surprised that the press has c hosen to publish the prime ministers r esponse to the PLPs press release, without having first given the courtesy o f publishing the PLPs October 6, 2010 r elease . Fairness demands that the PLPs release is brought fully to the attention of the public. The FNM should note that the PLP w ill use every resource available to encourage Bahamians to register to v ote and to ensure that non-Bahamians and other ineligible voters are not on the new Register. Bahamians are waiting to exercise their right to vote and to vote the FNM o ut of office using a fair and untainted electoral process. Bahamians are crying out to be r eleased from the burden of this arrogant and inept FNM government who h ave imposed upon us and our children record crime, record unemployment, record public debt, record misery i ndex, too many Bahamians losing their homes, dangerously low foreign r eserves, increases in the cost of electricity and other utilities, shocking lack of concern for the environment and a ssiduous catering to the privileged few and decimating the middle class while shielding the ParliamentaryC ommissioner, the party statement read. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Christie: disingenuous of PM to blame me over the Boundaries Commission Bahamian man gets seven year sentence in the US THE Cabinet Office has announced that Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m on Sunday, November 7 when The Bahamas will revert to Eastern Standard Time. The extension of Daylight Saving Time to the first Sunday in Novem ber is in keeping with the policy adopted in Octo ber, 2006 to extend Day light Saving Time. Accordingly, Daylight Saving Time is expected to begin the second Sun day in March, 2011. CLOCKS TO CHANGE ON SUNDAY I I t t i i s s h h i i s s w w a a y y o o f f t t r r y y i i n n g g t t o o d d i i m m i i n n i i s s h h m m e e i i n n t t h h e e e e y y e e s s o o f f t t h h e e p p u u b b l l i i c c . I I d d o o n n t t k k n n o o w w w w h h a a t t I I d d i i d d h h i i m m , a a n n d d w w h h e e n n . B B u u t t h h e e c c a a n n t t d d i i m m i i n n i i s s h h m m e e i i n n t t h h e e p p o o l l i i t t i i c c s s o o f f t t h h e e B B a a h h a a m m a a s s o o r r d d i i s s t t r r a a c c t t t t h h e e p p u u b b l l i i c c f f r r o o m m t t h h e e f f a a c c t t t t h h a a t t h h e e i i s s a a n n a a b b j j e e c c t t f f a a i i l l u u r r e e . P LPleader Perry Christie


EDITOR, The Tribune. Like a wretched ingrown toenail, this country painfully suffers the debilitating effects of misdirection because of its delusive ego a nd machoistic arrogance. P rogress, in and of itself, a ugurs well for a people but w hen the scale of truth is p added with misconceptions ( lies) it brings an unbalanced nation to believe in the folly of empty victories and the promise of intangible wealth. I n this Bahamas today we h ave been plunged into a s tate of emergency where t he middle class is being haphazardly evacuated, not t o a safe place, but to nonexistence. This gulping void t hen swallows the small business-person who must compete with multi-cong lomerates that thrive on economic monopolies. P rogress comes with struggle, but we know revolutions are born in the mind, andG od knows we are a people afraid to think. If we r emember well, when Bay Street came of age to enjoy her glory days, the quaint a nd peaceful settlements of D owdeswell Street and Delancey Heights became over-run with pimps, pros-t itutes, drug-dealers and c rime. Progress, though per ceived as firmly adjusted to its environs, tends to squato n the surrounding cultural landscape and brings all kinds of social ills to demeant he natural folklore of the times. Just a stones throw away in our memory is the meccao f indigenous pursuits and a rrayed exhibition of native Nassau that downtown once was. It had a pulsating nightlife and exciting entertainment experience with clubs, p ubs and restaurants pre c eded by daytime venues of a colourful straw-market, coin divers, regal fishing sloops, shoeshine boys, etc. This all changed (as bemoan the dying soul of this country) when the revi talized Cable Beach resorts, then later the extravagant Atlantis project came onstream when we acquiescently lost goombay, firedance, limbo and much more in a fools-trade e xchange for the glitz and glamour of cabaret, casinos and disco. N ow Bay Street is a den f or cheap tee-shirts and c ounterfeit goods. Selfa dvancement is good, but w ithout an affirmed sovere ign vision that is guided by a supreme impulse (not directed by distorted minds in religious and political chambers, pontificating pedantic drive) that inspires national dreams and stimul ates the growth and matur ity of a youthful generation to embrace the challenge of e conomic rejuvenation and c ultural revival, we are b ound to repeat mistakes of the past. We as a people must d emand a standard of indubitable integrity that withstands the litmus of good moral accord and can rightly be tested by the changing currents of life. In the cycles of our entangled lives we must exert af ire-brand examination upon any form of progress, because a very thin lined ivides it from exploitation. Even Junkanoo, our last bastion of cultural strength, has seen money, prestigea nd power corrupt the spir i t of this freedom festival. In closing, I subscribe to poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins (c.1844 illustrious Gods Grandeur. With no consuming of time and wastage of words in this over powering masterpiece, he impels o ur minds from the blossom o f creation to now, in the b rink of eternity with a mere f ourteen lines of verse. H owever, lines six and seven e numerates And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared and toil; and wears mans smudge and shares mans smell. This, myf riend, is the serious indictm ent mankind has to bear f or his unconscionable driv es toward progress. We cannot afford to b arter our natural product for unguaranteed jobs, r emember, buildings and bridges can be reconstructed in two years, but a devastate d wetland labours up to one hundred years before it c an be reborn. Sadly, entire communities and tribes have been oblit-e rated in the esteemed name of progress. W e as a nation fail to question history knowing certain European explorers a lmost decimated a race a nd deprived our land of its rich and diverse Indian her itage. P ray tell my people, who w ill the neglected step-child of Baha Mar be? Thank you for your time, concern and print. GREGORY NEELY, Nassau, O ctober 25, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama The dark, ugly side of progress LETTERS l Mid-elections: Nothing to be proud of MEETING DATES & VENUESNorthern New Providence 7 p.m.,Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Ministry of Health Cafeteria, Meeting Street Southern New Providence 7 p.m.,Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at C V Bethel School Eastern New Providence 7 p.m.,Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Dame Doris Johnson SchoolRegistration forms will be available and refreshments will be served. Youre invited to attendMinister of HealthThe Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, M.P.and members of the Drug Plan Team will be in attendance to answer your questions.A Series of PUBLIC MEETINGSonTHE NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN 3OHDVHEHDGYLVHGWKDW$QGHDXV ,QVXUDQFH$JHQWt%URNHU&R /WG:LOOEHRSHQIRU%XVLQHVV DVRI 0RQGD\ WK RYHPEHU IURP XQWLOIXUWKHUQRWLFH7KHDQDJHPHQW EDITOR, The Tribune. The Baha Mar project keeps getting more intriguing. Some weeks ago, the Prime Minister revealed that the gove rnment owned hotels in Cable Beach were built at a cost of a round $120 million in 1984. And they were sold twenty plus y ears later for $30 million, land included and in fee simple. I will go on record and say that the Real Property men tioned above has appreciated around ten per cent per year f rom 1985 to 2005, that puts the value of the government o wned hotels at around $480 million of which the last time I checked were owned by the tax-paying people of the Bahamas, that is prior to being sold. If what the Prime Min ister has revealed is true, and I have no reason to doubt him, I ask what could have prompted the former government to sell assets of the Bahamian people of what I believe to be worth around $480 million for a mere $30 million, land included? I find that so intriguing. PAT STRACHAN Founder, Institute for Real Estate Policy, Nassau, October 31, 2010. Baha Mar pr oject gets more intriguing THE hotly contested US elections are over with the Republicans taking control oft he House of Representatives, and the Democrats holding onto the Senate, albeit with a greatly reduced majority. T his mid-term election was a most unusual spectacle with so many illequipped citizens arrogantly offering thems elves for decision-making positions and so m any dissatisfied voters willing to support them. Many of the candidates did not know t he issues, and those who did had no idea how to solve them. O ne of them, in answer to a reporters q uestion, said that when she thought of a n issue of which she disapproved, she would put it on her blog. Fortunately she lost her race. B ut what disturbed us the most was the outright deliberate lying in campaign advertisements by one side against the oth-e r. A candidates words being taken out of context and deliberately twisted to mean something that was never intended by the s peaker just to smear the opponents character and cost him a vote. It showed that arrogant politicalw annabees consider voters a herd of ignoramuses to be intellectually abused. One group of word-twisters went so far as to cost an innocent woman her govern m ent job. If it werent for CNN Keeping them honest by researching the truth and d amning the lie, American voters would really have been bamboozeled in this election. F or some of these candidates the end j ustified the means and when caught out, they didnt even have the good manners to blush. We have come to take our government b ack! declared Dr Rand Paul, a Republican member of the Tea Party movement, on winning his Senate seat from KentuckyT uesday. This reminded us of another homegrown PLP cabinet minister who, pumped u p with hubris, declared from a podium s ome years ago that God gave this country to the PLP! And then there is the lady who in the p residential elections two years ago seemed to think she was qualified to dealw ith security and foreign relations because f rom whatever perch she was sitting as g overnor of Alaska she could see Russia all the way across the Bering Straits. She seems to be the darling of the Tea P arty activists, and headed for the White House in the next presidential election. David Gergen, senior CNN political a nalyst who has served four presidents N ixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton and seems to be the most balanced political commentator, agreed that Sarah Palin c ould win the Republican nomination for President in the 2012 presidential race, but, that America would have to turn her-s elf upside down or words to that effect to vote her in as president. In our view it is shocking that with such a shallow back ground of political experience she could e ven be considered for nomination. In our view America still the leader of the world certainly let her public i mage down in these elections but, of course, youll be told that thats the rich quality of democracy. E very man and woman at least o nce in a lifetime has the right to make fools of themselves! I t doesnt speak well for the Fort Char lotte Police Station when a Tribune r eporter has to be called from his Shirley Street office to go to West Bay Street to c heck out the activities of a brothel of which the police should be aware if they would just step outside their front door. Two years ago, again because The Tri bune was called in, the Mayfair was closed down and several prostitutes arrested. It seemed at that time that every time the police planned to raid the place, the handlers were tipped off and the ladies of the night disappeared into the bush, or were driven by bus to a safe haven. However, there was no one around to t ip the pimps off when a reporter from a safe location kept watch last week.W hat was supposed to have been closed two years ago, was found to be in full s wing last week. The police and Immigration have now stepped in, but it certainly does not speak well for this police station that this trade could have been continued for so long just across the road from their station. We hope that this operation is thoroughly investigated and closed down. It is a shame when male tourists have to come to a newspaper to complain that they cant even have an evening walk on the beach without being proposition by a pimp. Pimps and pr ostitutes on W est Bay


By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@ FREEPORT A former e mployee of the Bahamas H otel Catering and Allied W orkers Union claims she is owed almost $8,000 ins everance pay after being terminated this year by u nion executives. W endy Frith-Pratt c laimed she was fired abruptly in June by then ewly elected union presid ent and her executives for nothing other than personal reasons. Mrs Frith-Pratt had been employed for 25 years as an office administrator and executive secretary at the u nions office in Freeport. I n October, she filed a dispute with the Labour D epartment claiming u nfair dismissal and seek i ng severance pay. I am still in disbelief and amazement that a union of which I was employed for over 25 years, which is supposed to be an advocate for human rights, fairness, and justice in the workplace can terminate a veteran employee for no reason, she said. A ccording to Mrs FrithP ratt, after returning to work from sick leave on J une 21, she was handed a l etter of termination and a c heque representing partial payment of her severance pay. In the letter, dated June 9, General Secretary Darrin Woods informed Mrs F rith-Pratt that the union w ould pay her entitlements i n three payments, totaling $31,492.79. When asked why she was being terminated, Mrs Frith-Pratt claims one executive replied: The union does not have to have any reason to terminate you, they can say theyn o longer need your services. This was all the expla nation that was given tom e after 25 years of employment with the union, said Mrs FrithP ratt. S he said that when she r eceived her final cheque o n September 27 she n oticed it was short by a lmost $8,000. Mrs Frith-Pratt alleged that the $8,000 was deducted from her severance pay for repairs that were undertaken at the Interna tional Bazaar and fundss pent on union elections. B ut according to the for mer union employee, shew as authorised by then p resident Roy Colebrook a nd general secretary Leo Douglas to oversee management of the Bazaard uring a three month period. She said all transactions for repair work were authorised by executives, as were funds for tent and van rentals in connectionw ith a union election. M rs Frith-Pratt called on the Labour Minister Dion Foulkes to ensure thatu nions like private sector employees are held accountable if they violate labour laws. T he Tribune t elephoned t he offices of General Secretary Darrin Woods and 2nd Vice President Elliot Thompson for comment, but neither returned the calls up to press time. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM t ftf ttff ttf )(1& ,1* 3$1(/ Former hotel union employee claims she is owed almost $8,000 C LAIM: W endy Frith-Pratt


B RENDA Franke has r eceived the Betty Kenning B-Humane Award for her work with animals in the Bahamas over the last few decades. She was presented with t he award at the Bahamas H umane Society Annual Ball, held at the BritishC olonial Hilton Hotel under t he patronage of Governor G eneral Sir Arthur Foulkes a nd Lady Foulkes. M rs Franke arrived in Nassau in 1968 and soon became well known as the English lady who helped all animals in need, including dogs, cats, horses, raccoons, birds, owls, monkeys and rabbits. W ith the love and support of her late husband, Georges Franke, she has m ade immeasurable contributions to the welfare of countless animals in this country for the past 40 years, the Bahamas Humane Society (BHS s aid. From the moment Brenda arrived in Nassau, she s pent many hours volunteering at the Bahamas Humane Society shelter in Chippingham. Brenda also became involved in rescuing many of the horses that w ere left to starve at the then Hobby Horse Hall Race Track, organising their r esettlement to the US. E ven Norman Solomon of A rdastra Gardens never h esitated to call on her w hen any of his animals n eeded that extra loving touch, the BHS said. In 1985, Mrs Franke, her husband and several other friends formed ARK (Animals Require Kindness), primarily with the aim of o ffering a free spay and neuter programme to help control the unwanted anim al population in the B ahamas. Not only does Brenda take in dogs from the streets of Nassau, she is also wellk nown in Spanish Wells and Abaco. And she receives calls constantly from people on these islands that need homes for dogs. None a re ever turned away, the B HS said. I n 1990, Mrs Franke and Lynn Gape opened "Animal House", their dogg rooming and boarding facility. They did a thriving busi ness for 10 years, not only in boarding their regular customers, but they also used their premises to care for h undreds of ARK rescue a nimals until they were a dopted, the BHS said. This business put Mrs Franke on the map as ag rooming guru. Throughout all of this, Mrs Frankes (husband her main supporter, always there to lend a helping hand. Whenever another animal was brought home, G eorges would just shrug, s mile and cook more dog f ood. Sadly, two years ago, G eorges passed away. But Brenda's love and commitment to the animals of this country has not skipped ab eat. Brenda continues to w ork tirelessly helping ani mals, with her door and her heart always open to then ext animal that needs ten der loving care, the BHS said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM AWARDWINNER: Brenda Franke (kneeling Franke and their bulldog Bahama Big Mack, receiving a first p lace ribbon at a Bahamas Kennel Club dog show. B-Humane Award for Brenda Franke Work with animals in the Bahamas is recognised


N EWLYappointed Director General for the B ahamas Ministry of Tourism David Johnson was i n Toronto, Canada this week to launch the 2010 Fall/Winter advertising and p romotional campaign. Along with executives of t he Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO tor General unveiled out-of-h ome visual displays to media, travel industry partn ers and Canadian con sumers. Beginning with a press l uncheon, Mr Johnson expressed thanks to theCanadians for their years of support and interest in the Bahamas as both a vacationd estination and a centre of commerce and investment. We in the Bahamas remain cognisant of the contribu tions that Canadians have made, and continue to make throughout the Bahamas;f oremost in tourism arrivals, b ut also in education, trade, real estate and aviation. The link between our two countries has been strengthened over the last century and continues into the future, he noted. The Director General told the group of journalists and travel partners that the B ahamas Ministry of T ourism is committed to the Canadian market, investing resources to ensure that Canadians are aware of the benefits and exceptional val-ue the destination has to offer. The Bahamas is pleased and comfortable with the fact that while we are not the cheapest vacation option for Canadians, we consis t ently offer the best value f or the vacation dollar, and this season is no different, he said. A nnouncing the Mini strys $300 rebate offer as well as a number of other incentives to encourage vacationers to choose the Bahamas, he also spoke about the upgrades and new developments taking place in the destination. Following the press luncheon, Mr Johnson led the group to Torontos Union Station transfer point for over 100,000 daily com muters to unveil the Islands of the Bahamas murals which will be on dis play throughout the winter months. U p to the end of Decemb er, the murals will highlight Grand Bahama, offering unlimited golf vacations witht ravel partner WestJet Vacat ions. In January, 2011 the murals change to focus on the Bahamas Out Islands. In addition to the image advertising, the BTO recently launched a series of radio commercials across Canada, offering value packages to the destination. Last year the Bahamas attracted close to 107,000 Canadians, mainly to Nas sau. However, with increased direct air service this winter to Freeport, Grand Bahama C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Upgradeisonlyvalidforcompacttointermediateandintermediatetostandardcategories,onrentalsoftwoormore days.Ratesincludeunlimitedmileage,CDW,local/state/airporttaxesandfees. ValidtillDecember15,2010 Rates,termsandconditionsaresubjecttochangewithoutnotice.Subjecttoavailability.CDW+taxes+fees+unlimitedmiles+freeupgradeFor reservations, please contact Going Places Travel at (242 or (786 or at 1.800.462.5266 Be sure to request rate code RC1 and coupon code AU1488LAC .CONGRATULATIONS!YOUHAVEBEENUPGRADED.alamo.comInFlorida whenusingtheupgradecoupon 49MidsizeCar aslowas 196 WEEKLY US$US$DAILY51StandardCar aslowas 204W EEKLY U S$US$D AILY ON BEHALFof the Bahamas government and its people, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham on Tuesday night sent his sympathyto the families of the five St Lucians killed in landslides caused by heavy rainfall in the wake of Hurricane Tomas which continues to cut a dangerous path through the Caribbean. We in the Bahamas, he said, often find ourselves under the threat of summer storms and hurricanes and know all too well the serious consequences of hurricanes for property and indeed lives. We stand in solidarity with the Government and people of St Lucia at this time of terrible loss. On behalf of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas I express sympathy and condolences to the family of the deceased and to the Government and people of St Lucia at this time of national loss, he said. Bahamas launches 2010 Fall, Winter ad campaign in Canada ADCAMPAIGN: Executives of the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO PRESSLUNCHEON: David Johnson thanks Canadians for their years of support. PM sends his sympathy to families of St Lucians killed in landslides SYMPATHY: Hubert Ingraham ACAPULCO, Mexico MEXICAN police have recovered at least nine bodies in a mass grave identified in a narco-video as the burial site for 20 men kidnapped in the resort city of Acapulco, according to Associated Press. The Guerrero state investigative police chief says at least six more bodies could be seen in the grave in Tres Palos, a town outside Aca pulco. Chief Fernando Monreal says police don't yet know if the bodies belong to any of the 20 men who were kidnapped Sept. 30 while travel ing together in Acapulco. Police began digging at the site after a video appeared on YouTube in which two men say they killed the 20 men and buried them in the area. The two men were them selves found dead on top of the grave they mentioned in the video. Me xico police f ind nine bodies in g r ave


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Taking the oath of office were nine students from the Sir Jack Hayward High School and nine from the St Georges High School. They were the two schools on Grand Bahama participating in the Local Government Junior Council Pilot Project. Elections were held last Thursday. I n addition to the two Grand Bahama based schools, other participants in the pilot project are the San Salvador High School, Abaco Central High School, RN Gomez School in the Berry Islands and the North Andros High School. The swearing-in ceremony started at the St Georges gym, where hundreds of students from that school had assembled. The same took place at the Jack Hayward gym, where Mr. Woodside encouraged the newly elected officials to work hard for the students, to meet their challenges and responsibilities head-on with enthusiasm, integrity and high-minded public spirit. Following a poll at the St Georges High School last Thursday, the following persons were e lected to office: Laron Burrows, Rayvonne Campbell, Kahleah Carnegie, Esther Grant, Christi na Cooper, Tonesa Munnings, Deborah Rolle, Shawndray Saunders and Davania Williams. No balloting was necessary for students at the Sir Jack Hayward High School as only the required nine persons had nominated for office. The nine are Sastrie Adderley, Don Brown, Orville Jones, Jordan Marshall, Kenneth Miller, Florissa Pennerman, Stephanie Rolle, Mystique Saunders and Dorell Williams. In offering his congratulations to the students at both schools, Mr Woodside advised that the junior councillors project was first introduced in Freeport and that the district is the only one that has two schools participati ng in the project. He noted that the Jack Hay ward High School stands apart from the other participating schools as the councillors there were elected unopposed. This signifies that the student body at this school through the nomination process identified the nine students they felt would best represent them and their views, he said. Mr Woodside further stated that the students who participated in the project thus far indicated their acceptance of the importance of the democratic form of government in the Bahamas. Democracy, and more specifically participatory democracy, is not without its faults, but it is the best system of governance that any country can have. It a llows people to freely express how they wish to be governed by providing the opportunity for them to elect the person of their choice to represent them, he said. TOP: ST GEORGES Minister of State for Lands and Local Government Byran Woodside is pictured centre along with the newly elected junior councillors from St Georges High School on Grand Bahama. Also pictured are Family Island administrators for Grand Bahama and members of the Freeport City Council. BOTTOM:SIR JACK HAYWARD Newly elected junior councillors from Sir Jack Hayward High School are pictured here along with Minister of State for Land and Local Government Byran Woodside following swearing-in ceremonies at that school on Monday morning. Also pictured are Family Island administrators for the City of Freeport and members of the City of Freeport District Council. B IS Photos Woodside swears-in elected junior local govt councillors


BAHAMIANS attending the sixth annual Gala Tea P arty held by the Bahamas A gricultural and Industrial Corporation were encouraged to revisit home-grown r emedies and so-called bush m edicine for a possible viable industry. The tea party, held last S unday at Arawak Cay, showcased native teas, drinks a nd sweets. T he event, held in conjunction with the Ministries o f Tourism and Agriculture, closed out the BAICs 13th Annual Bahama Arts Festival 2010. Robin Symonette, wife of D eputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs a nd Immigration Brent S ymonette, said the event was a way of celebrating the creative achievements of local artisans. S he said the theme, Endless Possibilities, was an apt one for the occasion asa uthentically Bahamian-made handicraft continues to establish itself as industry in the e conomy. One area that we have yet to exploit to any significantd egree is the legendary reme dy of our Bahamian teas and other native drinks, she said. Mrs Symonette acknowl e dged that for those who live in the Family Islands, teas and other remedies made from the leaves and or barks of various plants were all thatw ere available to them in m any instances. Hence, plants like strong bark, five fingers, hard leaf, s our leaf, fever grass, brazilett o, aloes, cerasee and gale o wind, amongst others, were used, she said, adding that theo lder generation had a bush remedy for the bodys every n eed. In todays age, it seems that we all go straight to the d octor or the pharmacy for a cure. Ought we not to revisit the purported effectiveness of Bahamian bush teas and other drinks? she asked. Knowledge M rs Symonette credited historians, authors and gardeners like Leslie Higgs, M artha Hanna-Smith, Sylvia Laramore-Crawford and others for continuing to inspire am ultitude of health conscious B ahamians from all walks of life through their knowledge. Hence, there is a great p ossibility for an industry here. There must be methods out there somewhere. Otherc ountries are doing it and their various brands can be found in our food stores. We do not need to reinvent the w heel. Mrs Symonette commended the Handicraft Development and Marketing Depart-m ent of BAIC for the putting o n the annual event. A highlight of the tea party was the display of tables deco rated using locally-made p roducts. The five entrants were judged on originality, cre-a tivity, use of local products and setting. T he winner was the J unkanoo Table, with 227 points; second was the USA T able with 197 points; third, the Fish Table, with 173 points; fourth, the White Table with 155 points and fifth, the Sea Shells Tablew ith 103 points. Patrons were entertained t hrough a poetry reading by t he C C Sweeting Drama Club, a dance by Latoya Lockhart, Miss Cultural Bahamas 2010, and Tea Talk b y Martha Smith. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Break away from the ordinary and discover how to experience life to the fullest. The Isuzu D-MAX is the ultimate multi-purpose pick-up truck which enables you to drive through tough roadsand load a variety of cargoes. It is specially designed to be powerful, stylish and highly functional. The Isuzu D-MAX is one toughvehicle that willnever let you down!T H E I S U Z U D M A XPOWERFUL COMFORTABLE VERSATILE T YREFLEX S T AR MO TORSCall us today for your new IsuzuD-MAX Pick-UpTruck at 325.4961Wulff Road, P.O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas Fax: 323.4667 /RVH:HLJKW *HW)LW+DYH)XQ0RQWDJXDUN t )W&KDUORWWH 9LVLWZZZRXWGRRUWQHVVEDKDPDVFRP THREEFORTEA: The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC Tea Party on Sunday, October 31 at Arawak Cay. Pictured from left are Donalee Bowe, assistant general manager, BAIC; Kathy Key, wife of Edison Key, executive chairman of BAIC, and Robin Symonette, wife of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Brent Symonette. K ris Ingraham / BIS BAIC holds its sixth annual Gala Tea Party


Op-ed by HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, US Secretary of State ELEMENTARYstudents across America are taught that slavery ended in the 19th Century. But, sadly, nearly 150 y ears later, the fight to end t his global scourge is far f rom over. Today it takes a different form and we call it by a d ifferent name human t rafficking but it is still a n affront to basic human dignity in the United States and around the world. The estimates vary widely, but it is likely that s omewhere between 12 m illion and 27 million h uman beings are suffering in bondage around the world. Men, women and children are trapped in prostitution or labour in fields and factories under brutal bosses who threaten them with violence or jail if they try to escape. Earlier this y ear, six recruiters were i ndicted in Hawaii in the l argest human trafficking case ever charged in US history. They coerced 400 Thai workers into farm labour by confiscating their passports and threatening to h ave them deported. I have seen firsthand the suffering that human trafficking causes. Not only does it result in injury and abuse it also takes away i ts victims power to control their own destinies. In Thailand I have met t eenage girls who had been p rostituted as young child ren and were dying of A IDS. I n Eastern Europe I h ave met mothers who lost sons and daughters to trafficking and had nowhere to turn for help. This is a violation of our fundamental belief that all peo ple everywhere deserve tol ive free, work with dignity, and pursue their dreams. F or decades, the probl em went largely unnot iced. Justice But 10 years ago this week, President Clinton signed the Trafficking Vic-t ims Protection Act, which gave us more tools to bring t raffickers to justice and to provide victims with legal services and other support. T oday, police officers, activists, and governments are coordinating their efforts more effectively. T housands of victims h ave been liberated around the world andm any remain in America w ith legal status and work permits. Some have even become US citizens and taken upt he cause of preventing traffickers from destroying more lives. This modern anti-traf ficking movement is not limited to the United States. Almost 150 countries have joined the United Nations Trafficking Pro tocol to protect victims andp romote cooperation among countries. More than 116 countries have outlawed human trafficking, and the number of victims identified and traf fickers imprisoned is increasing each year. But we still have a long way to go. Every year, the State Department produces a report on human trafficking in 177 countries, now including our own. The most recent report found that 19 countries h ave curtailed their antitrafficking efforts, and 13 c ountries fail to meet the minimum standards for eliminating trafficking anda re not trying to improve. It is especially important for governments to protect the most vulnerable w omen and children who are more likely to be victims of trafficking. T hey are not just the targ ets of sex traffickers, but a lso labor traffickers, and they make up a majorityo f those trapped in forced l abour: picking cotton, mining rare earth minerals, dancing in nightclubs. The numbers may keep growing, as the global economic crisis has exposed even more women tou nscrupulous recruiters. Slavery We need to redouble our efforts to fight moderns lavery. I hope that the countries that have not yet acceded to the UN Traf ficking Protocol will do so. M any other countries c an still do more to strengthen their anti-traf ficking laws. And all governments can devote more resources to finding victims and punishing human traffickers. C itizens can help too, by a dvocating for laws that ban all forms of exploitation and give victims the support they need to recover. They can also vol unteer at a local shelter and encourage companies to root out forced labor throughout their supply chains by visiting m. The problem of modern trafficking may be entrenched, but it is solvable. By using every tool at our disposal to put pressure on traffickers, we can set ourselves on a course to eradicate modern slavery. C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 10, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM An end to human trafficking O PINION I I h h a a v v e e s s e e e e n n f f i i r r s s t t h h a a n n d d t t h h e e s s u u f f f f e e r r i i n n g g t t h h a a t t h h u u m m a a n n t t r r a a f f f f i i c c k k i i n n g g c c a a u u s s e e s s . N N o o t t o o n n l l y y d d o o e e s s i i t t r r e e s s u u l l t t i i n n i i n n j j u u r r y y a a n n d d a a b b u u s s e e i i t t a a l l s s o o t t a a k k e e s s a a w w a a y y i i t t s s v v i i c c t t i i m m s s p p o o w w e e r r t t o o c c o o n n t t r r o o l l t t h h e e i i r r o o w w n n d d e e s s t t i i n n i i e e s s . Shar e your news The Tribune 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 award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your stor y.


C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Effective November 1, 2010 the Property and Casualty Division of General Brokers & Agents Ltd. (GBA) becomes part of NUA Insurance Agents & Brokers Ltd. (NUA). GBAs Property and Casualty policyholders in Nassau will now be serviced by NUA, and the Property and Casualty Division and staff of GBA have been relocated to the NUA Service Centre on Third Terrace and Collins Avenue, just across the street from the GBA building. The Life and Health clients of GBA will continue to be serviced at the existing location of GBA on Collins Avenue. GBA clients in Nassau who have had the Insurance Company of West Indies (Bahamas) Ltd (ICWI) as their insurance carrier will now have the option to select Bahamas First General Insurance (BFG), as their carrier with the changeover occurring at the time of their policy renewal. GBA clients in Nassau whose carrier has been BFG will continue to have BFG as their carrier. These changes are the result of the acquisition of a majority interest in General Brokers & Agents Ltd. by Bahamas First Holdings Limited. Bahamas First is the largest local Property and Casualty insurer in The Bahamas and has an AM Best Rating of A(Excellent), which reects the companys excellent capital and liquidity position as well as its superior operational results. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact NUA at 356-7800.Note to GBA clients in Grand Bahama: GBA clients in Grand Bahama will continue to be serviced by General Brokers & Agents (Grand Bahama) Limited, reporting to NUA. If you have had the Insurance Company of West Indies (Bahamas) Ltd (ICWI) as your insurance carrier you will now have the option to select Bahamas First General Insurance (BFG), as your carrier with the changeover occurring at the time of their policy renewal. GBA clients in Freeport whose carrier has been BFG will continue to have BFG as their carrier. The portfolio of the Carib Insurance Agency (Grand Bahama) Limited, that operates as a Branch of NUA, will be combined with that of GBA (Grand Bahama) with its operations and staff relocating to the GBA ofce in the Regent Centre. An Important Message to General Brokers & Agents clients in New Providencew obscenity of his own which set the crowd into a frenzy. Police from that point attempted to quell the volatile crowd, asking them to leave Bank Lane. Several minutes later the crowd appeared to have dispersed. C hief Superintendent Emerick Seymour, officer in charge of the Central Police Station, said a police officer on routine patrol along Bay Street approached some of the individuals and asked them to desist from their disorderly behaviour. M r Seymour said the individuals surrounded t he officer in a threatening manner, and when A SP Bradley Sands went to assist the officer, they were both attacked by the group. ASP Sands reportedly received injuries to his head and face. Seven people including four men and three women in their 20s and 30s were taken intop olice custody, according to Mr Seymour. He said that beginning today, police will ensure that persons who have no legitimate reason to be on Bank Lane are not allowed to assemble. Violent clashes outside court F ROM page one


uidation, AHL purchased the remaining 3,305 of 3,500 lots from Pinewood Gardens Ltd in 1983. Since then, the AHL report indicated there had been five major and concurrent challenges to the land ownership brought under the Quieting Titles Act. Each of the five claims were said to rely on a 1926 diagram of an area called Nassau Village, however it was ruled in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal that the area was not an approved subdivision. In 1985, under the Quieting Titles Act, Thaddeus Johnson p etitioned the court that he had farmed the lots in question for 40 years and was granted a certificate of title for the lots. Last month, it was ruled that the Certificate of Title granted to Thaddeus Johnson was ineffective in law to constitute a good root of title to the land in question. However the following day, M r Johnson conveyed the land to Mr Robinsons company, C.B. Bahamas Ltd, and upon receiving conveyance, Mr Robinsons company launched an immediate legal suit against Arawak Homes, citing trespass. According to a chronological report of the land dispute, published by repeat defendant Arawak Homes, an appellate c ourt ruled that Mr Robinson was aware of the true nature of the transactions and further that the athlete sought to carry the deal through under the camouflage of an entity with the impenetrable name of C.B. Bahamas Ltd [Action 11 of 1987]. Meanwhile, AHL president Franon Wilson, commended the residents that have sought to regularise their title with the land development company. Within the last two weeks, Mr Wilson said the firm has been inundated with calls and visits from concerned residents who had purchased land from lawyers found to be fraudulent in last months ruling. Mr Wilson said: We dont know how many people they sold the property to, we know that hundreds of people are living on this land, encroaching, but they could have sold the s ame piece of property to four, five, six different people. We dont know. It concerns us first and foremost as Bahamians, this issue is bigger than Arawak Homes the fact of the matter is that there are people out there selling the same piece of property over and over again. We come back to who are the people who sold this land and told these people they could live here? Mr Wilson added: The courts have already said what they have to say. They cannot say it any clearer than what they have said. The Court of Appeal had to say what it had to say. They [residents] have to seek independent legal advice. Concerned persons can see a copy of the report on title issues within Pinewood Gardens at C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM focus on preventative initiatives in the future of health care in the Bahamas. Dr Minnis said: We cant afford to put up trauma centres all over the place. One has to look at the economy, one has to look at whats causing it. As physicians, we are more concerned with pre vention to minimise the problems, that is what we seek. While addressing the Rotary Club of South East Nassau yesterday towards current efforts to improve health care in the Bahamas, Dr Minnis reiterated the demand placed on the capitals only public hospital created a shortage of 38 beds. Dr Minnis said: The first thing I do when I wake up is think, how many got killed last night? This is the same question asked by many of you, how many were killed last night? This is a clear indication from how far we have strayed from our respect of the law and each other. With the costs of constructing a new hospital with significant beds to meet the current need projection estimated at $600million, Dr Minnis advised there needed to be a greater focus on domestic investment. He said: We therefore have plans to solve this problem, unfortunately our plans do not in this economic time include a new hospital. Our feasibility has shown that a new hospital at this time a 500 bed hospital, excluding facilities would cost us about $600 million. We cannot today afford that, but PMH is our institution and we must keep the hospital alive. Addressing parliamentarians during his mid-term budget debate contribution, Dr Minnis announced the construction of three new surgical theatre suites and support facilities at the Princess Margaret Hospital will result in a savings of $14million for the state-owned facility. The savings were said to come as a result of a reduction in t he average length of stay for patients. At a cost of $5.35million, the construction of the new Operating Theatre is the largest capital investment project at the PMH in the past decade. The construction will result in day surgery clinics, post surgery clinics and a combined central surgical supplies department (CSSD and medical surgical supplies department (MSSD the three theatres. F ROM page one Sports icon FROM page one PMH emergency room


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his armed nightwatch of the store, which is next door to a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada. Mr Bain, a controversial j ournalist, lawyer and busin essman, stayed overnight at t he store on Monday and Tuesday night as he said intruders attempted to set the store on fire when they broke i n on Sunday. H e said they fled the buildi ng as police responded, but left behind the smell of gas and burned papers. I n an attempt to protect the business, which was not fully insured, Mr Bain said he kept watch of the store t hroughout the night. But just 40 minutes after he left the building at around 4am yesterday, he said at least one person was seen breaking in. The alarm sounded and police were called as patrons of a nearby bar attempted to c onfront the intruder, Mr Bain said. The fellas in the nearby bar got their licenced shotguns and surrounded the building, but by then it was t oo late, he told T he Tribune. The police said they got t here fast, and they saw s moke and called the fire truck. I rushed there somet ime after that and it was just t otal devastation. M r Bain claims officers investigating the scene found evidence of an arson attack,h owever police were unable to confirm this before press time. It was clean, clear arson, Mr Bain said. T he Controversy TV host a nd former radio talkshow h ost who maintains he was f ired from GEMS over his views expressed in the Arawak Homes land dispute, said he has received death threats in the past. However he has no clear idea of who would want to s abotage the business opened i n June last year as the biggest self-serve shoe store in the country. M r Bain and his team had h oped to expand the busin ess, but without insurance, h e said the store cannot be replaced. This is a big hit, its totally devastating, Mr Bain said. Anyone with any information about the fire should call police on 502-9991, or call C rime Stoppers anonymousl y on 328-TIPS (8477 C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 14, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 4IFSBUPO/ ".*$*B"5503*"5"45*/(.&/6 4UBSXPPE)PUFMT3FTPSUT8PSMEXJEFr*OD"MM3JHIUT3FTFSWFE4IFSBUPOBOEJUTMPHPBSF UIFUSBEFNBSLTPG4UBSXPPE)PUFMT3FTPSUT8PSMEXJEFr*ODrPSJUTBGGJMJBUFT$POTVNJOHSBXPS VOEFSDPPLFENFBUTrQPVMUSZrTFBGPPErTIFMMmTIrFHHTrPSVOQBTUFVSJ[FENJMLNBZJODSFBTFZPVSSJTLPG GPPECPSOFJMMOFTT"MMJUFNTTVCKFDUUPHSBUVJUZ O ne of the occupants r eportedly opened fire, hitting both men. The older victim, who is 44, is in stablec ondition, but his 25-yearold companion, who was shot several times, remains in critical condition. Police are questioning a 22-year-old Cox Way man in connection with this inci-d ent. T hen, at about 9pm, police were called to the scene of an armed robbery and shoot i ng on Joe Farrington Road. The male victim was outside his home when he was approached by two men in a white car, who brandished a handgun and demanded cash. He was robbed of an undetermined amount of c ash, then shot in the leg. P aramedics rushed him to t he hospital, where he remains in stable condition. A t around midnight, a m an was shot in the abdomen at Needles Inn on Lincoln Boulevard by anoth-e r man armed with a handg un. The victim was rushed to the hospital and is listed ins erious, but stable condition. Police are still investigating all three incidents. ROBYN disappeared from her Village Road home when the Halloween fireworks started to go off over the weekend. Robyni s a 13-year-old potcake under 50lbs, of very slim build and with short hair. Should anyone find her please call Maria at cell 565-1372 or Melissa at 324-7392. MISSING DOG FOUR PEOPLE SHOT IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS F ROM page one Mackey Street shoe store attacked by arsonists FROM page one FIRE: The interior of Vani after the blaze. ACCOUNTANT A privately owned, medium sized Bahamian company is s eeking to recruit an experienced individual for the position of Accountant. T he successful applicant must have a bachelors degree in A ccounting, a minimum of five (5ence i n financial accounting together with an in-depth knowledge of computers and control techniques. T he person appointed will report directly to the Financial C ontroller and will participate in: a )Preparation of the monthly financial statement package b )Performing analysis and reconciliations of various general ledger accounts c )Liaison with external auditors T he position will ideally suit a person with ambition, motivation, the ability to supervise and delegate and who is willing to work long hours. R emuneration will be commensurate with qualifications, c apability and experience. In addition, Pension and Group Insurance benefits are available. A pplication in writing giving full details, i.e. qualifications, b usiness experiences, etc., should be submitted no later than N ovember 10th, 2010to: Human Resources Co-ordinator P. O. Box N-3238 N assau, Bahamas We thank all applicants; however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 19 THE Grand Bahama Youth Choir has made impressive strides since its inception over a year ago. In appreciation for the support they have received from the Grand Bahama Port Authority, several members of the group paid a courtesy call on GBPA president Ian Rolle. Accompanied by GBYC artistic director Kevin Tomlinson, the smartly dressed, uniformed youngsters burst forth in harmonious melodies and presented an official plaque of appreciation. Mr Rolle heartily commended the musical ambassadors. He said: "The formation and rise of this group is a testament to the wealth of talent that lies within the youth of our society. We are especially pleased to offer assistance because the Port Authority firmly believes in the development of our island's citizenry, especially when it relates to nurturing and encouraging youngsters in positive pursuits." The choir has converted a formerly unfinished structure into a completed building that serves as a rehearsal and creative centre for the group. Originally formed in February 2009 as a musical ensemble of talented students from various schools, the 42-member choir was chosen to perform for the Local Government Conference held in Freeport in May 2009. After outstanding performances which were wellreceived by hundreds of national and foreign delegates, Mr Tomlinson was encouraged to continue with their musical tutelage, giving birth to the Grand Bahama Youth Choir. Under their motto, Creating composers, cultivating change', the group performed in Atlanta, Georgia, last year, and appeared on CNN. In April 2010, more than 1,000 persons from the United States, Europe and China were awed by the choir's musical talents during the visit of the Gartner Group to Grand Bahama. Expressing the choir's gratitude for GBPA's support and assistance, Mr Tomlinson said: "We do not take things that are done for us for granted; we believe in saying thanks. We are grateful to GBPA and to President Rolle, he is a visionary and his passion for young people on this island is commendable." According to Mr Tomlinson, the GBYC is delighted to represent Grand Bahama Island locally and abroad. "Our mission is centred around community building and creating an atmosphere of unity through song and dance," he stated. In December, they will hold their first annual Christmas Concert, followed by a book release entitled "Our Voices" in January 2011. The book release will officially launch a mobile reading programme under which choir members will lead children throughout the island in reading as they strive to promote literacy. Plans are already underway for a GBYC Washington, Maryland and New York tour in April 2011, with special performances and exchanges at various institutions in the North Eastern United States, including the United Nations. Other island youngsters will have an opportunity to interact with choir members during their second annual summer camp slated for June 2011, under the theme, I Can'. With members taking on the role of trainers, they will expose local students to all facets of music. Mr Tomlinson said: "GBYC remains committed to the continued development of the youth here on Grand Bahama and we look forward to the community's continued support." Grand Bahama Youth Choir pays courtesy call on GBPA APPRECIATION: Several members of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir presented a plaque of appreciation to Grand Bahama Port Authority president Ian Rolle (centre, right) during a recent courtesy call. Artistic director Kevin Tomlinson (far left) accompanied the talented singers.


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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 19 THE Grand Bahama Youth Choir has made impressive strides since its inception over a year ago. In appreciation for the support they have received from the Grand Bahama Port Authority, several members of the group paid a courtesy call on GBPA president Ian Rolle. Accompanied by GBYC artistic director Kevin Tomlinson, the smartly dressed, uniformed youngsters burst forth in harmonious melodies and presented an official plaque of appreciation. Mr Rolle heartily commended the musical ambassadors. He said: "The formation and rise of this group is a testament to the wealth of talent that lies within the youth of our society. We are especially pleased to offer assistance because the Port Authority firmly believes in the development of our island's citizenry, especially when it relates to nurturing and encouraging youngsters in positive pursuits." The choir has converted a formerly unfinished structure into a completed building that serves as a rehearsal and creative centre for the group. Originally formed in February 2009 as a musical ensemble of talented students from various schools, the 42-member choir was chosen to perform for the Local Government Conference held in Freeport in May 2009. After outstanding performances which were wellreceived by hundreds of national and foreign delegates, Mr Tomlinson was encouraged to continue with their musical tutelage, giving birth to the Grand Bahama Youth Choir. Under their motto, Creating composers, cultivating change', the group performed in Atlanta, Georgia, last year, and appeared on CNN. In April 2010, more than 1,000 persons from the United States, Europe and China were awed by the choir's musical talents during the visit of the Gartner Group to Grand Bahama. Expressing the choir's gratitude for GBPA's support and assistance, Mr Tomlinson said: "We do not take things that are done for us for granted; we believe in saying thanks. We are grateful to GBPA and to President Rolle, he is a visionary and his passion for young people on this island is commendable." According to Mr Tomlinson, the GBYC is delighted to represent Grand Bahama Island locally and abroad. "Our mission is centred around community building and creating an atmosphere of unity through song and dance," he stated. In December, they will hold their first annual Christmas Concert, followed by a book release entitled "Our Voices" in January 2011. The book release will officially launch a mobile reading programme under which choir members will lead children throughout the island in reading as they strive to promote literacy. Plans are already underway for a GBYC Washington, Maryland and New York tour in April 2011, with special performances and exchanges at various institutions in the North Eastern United States, including the United Nations. Other island youngsters will have an opportunity to interact with choir members during their second annual summer camp slated for June 2011, under the theme, I Can'. With members taking on the role of trainers, they will expose local students to all facets of music. Mr Tomlinson said: "GBYC remains committed to the continued development of the youth here on Grand Bahama and we look forward to the community's continued support." Grand Bahama Youth Choir pays courtesy call on GBPA APPRECIATION: Several members of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir presented a plaque of appreciation to Grand Bahama Port Authority president Ian Rolle (centre, right) during a recent courtesy call. Artistic director Kevin Tomlinson (far left) accompanied the talented singers.


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B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter a ONLYaround companies will be paying signifi c antly more in Business L icense fees when the new Act is implemented, with most businesses paying thes ame or less in fees than they used to, the Minister of State for Finance said. H aving been confronted by a number of businessmen complaining that the new system of calculating license f ees, which is based on gross turnover rather than profit without allowance for certain costs to be deducted was in some way unfair or likely to disadvantage the private sector, Zhivargo Laing sought t o reassure companies that the Government expects the implementation of the newA ct to be revenue neutral. Those who say it puts them at a disadvantage because they cant make d eductions thats not true to a great extent, Mr Laing said. We looked for a rev enue neutral scenario where, for the most part, people were either paying the same as they paid under the current regime or, in instances, paying less. Or, if they were paying more, they really were paying not much more at all only marginally more. Mr Laing added that he has the benefit of not having to guess that this will be the outcome of the Act when it comes to the fees to be paid by businesses. We have run the table of every business license we have on our register, we have an extensive layout. This is very important to us; thatsw hy we did the exercise, he emphasised. Terrence Bethel, a B ahamian retailer, was among several private sector participants who criticised the fact that under the new A ct, companies cannot deduct receivables that have not been paid meaning theym ay pay taxes on money we do not have. In addition to stressing the Governments intention that a mendments to the Business Licence Act are revenue neutral for most, Mr Laing noted C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held r esponsible for errors and/or omission f rom the daily report.$ $4.19 $4.20 $4.22 By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor CITY MARKETS suffered a more-than $2.2 mil lion net loss for the first quarter of its 2011 financial year, financial data released by the company indicated, as rumours yesterday swirled around the Bahamian retail and wholesale industries that the attempt by Bahamas Food Services principal, By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A BAHAMIANbusinessman is l eading what he hopes will morph from a one-man crusade into a concerted community effort to combat corruption and force the Government to plug loopholes in its inept system, telling Tribune Business that astronomical revenue losses due to taxe vasion were undermining both Bahamian society and the economy by producing unacceptable living costs punishing poor Bahamians the most. U nveiling his attempt to launch P ACT (People Against Corruption Together) during an interview with T ribune Business yesterday, Egan Kemp, owner of a multi-outlet busin ess employing numerous Bahamians, said his vision was for the organisation to become dedicated to finding shortcomings in the Government s ystem of checks and balances, so we can make sure the Government is a ware and actively looking for ways t o plug these gaps, whether it exists in law or in the ministries. Telling this newspaper that he h oped other people would come out of the woodwork to support his effort, Mr Kemp told Tribune Business his first target was the Governm ents own business regulatory and tax collection systems itself, arguing t hat they lack some very credible, o pen ways to get accountability. Mr Kemp, who previously provided T ribune Business with detailed inform ation on the types of schemes employed by Bahamian businesses to avoid taxes due in this nation transfer pricing via dummy US-based corporations, together with phony and under-valued invoices, and the abilityo f Bahamian firms to obtain, say, $ 100,000 in foreign currency bank drafts despite importing just $10,000 worth of goods said much white collar corruption could be avoided if the Government and its regulators just followed the money. Asked by this newspaper to d escribe the impact of tax evasion/corr uption on the Bahamian economy, B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter A LEADING construction executive has pressed the Government on when judgment will be handed d own on the industrys request for it to reconsider proposed changes to its Business License fees, sug gesting that not knowing h ow big the increase will be i s already making doing b usiness difficult for his firm. Steve DAlewyn, chief financial officer of Cavalier Construction, attended the Ministry of Finances second Business License Act Town Meeting at the Sher aton Nassau Beach Resort o n Wednesday, asking Mini ster of State for Finance, Z hivargo Laing, if he could not back him into a cor ner over a date for the decision to be announced. We are still in business By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor BAHAMASFerries has not retreated from examining plans for new vessels and route expan s ion despite a 10-15 per cent drop in passenger volume compared to 2008, Tribune Business was toldy esterday, although execution depends on when and how we emerge from this bad economy. K haalis Rolle, the companys chief marketing officer, said that while the inter-island ferry opera tors business largely continued to mirror what was happening in the wider economy, it was still assessing the potential of route expans ion to Grand Bahama and bridging Abaco and Grand Bahama. We continue to look at where we are, Mr Rolle told Tribune Business. We havent retreatedf rom looking at the future. That is how we manage our business. In our long range planning, were still looking at new builds and newd estinations, but all that is contin gent on when and how we emerge No retreat by Bahamas Ferries despite 10-15% business fall-off Firm continuing with long-range planning, including new builds and possible route expansion to Grand Bahama and bridging Abaco-Grand Bahama, in face of soft economy* Bo Go promotion launched to stimulate November demand Still talking with government over possible Arawak Cay re-location SEE page 5B KHAALIS ROLLE PACT to destroy off the chart corruption Businessman unveils personal crusade against inept system that encourages rampant tax evasion, something that undermines economy and society through huge cost of living andl ack of jobs/new industries SEE page 7B Only 10 firms to pay extra in Licence fees Minister emphasises Act changes to be revenue neutral Firms concerned no longer able to deduct receivables they do not collect SEE page 9B ZHIVARGOLAING Contractors seek Business Licence fee judgment SEE page 7B CITY MARKETS SUFFERS NEW $2.2M LOSS Majority shareholder i nvests further $1.5m-plus, as it pays d own sums owed to Bahamian suppliers b y 13% to less than $10m Senator denies BK Foods group approached over super market chains b uyout SEE page 9B By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter BAHAMIANinsurance brokers and agents in the were yesterday advised to catch up with global trends and take advantage of business opportuities involved in cross-sellingand up-selling insurance products to clients. Howard Knowles, general manager of FG Insurance BAHAMAS URGED TO CATCH UP ON CROSS-SELLING Nation quite archaic o n selling of insurance p roducts, and adopting ostrich in sand a pproach to world trends SEE page 8B


THE battle rages on... and on...and on..., but let's leave the stereotypes alone. I admit I used to be a Mac Hater. However, I'm not ac omputer nerd, a junky or anything, just a normal user. I've researched the true sides of both PCs and Macintosh computers, and here's what I found: M acs Crash less... right? That's the largest stereotype with Macintosh computers today. Back in the day, it seemed the Mac OS was simply an unstable sys-t em. Well, I've now seen t he latest Mac computers from the iMac to the iBook, to the Power Book and the G4... and so on. There are hardly any problems withthem crashing. A s for "crashing" probl ems, Windows is "King of t he crash". I've used almost e very version of Windows t hat is out there, and only W indows 2000 makes me c omfortable. If I'm using any other version of Wind ows, I'm saving every 10 m inutes. With the Mac, you can leave unfinished proj ects sleeping for days. Error message? Won't happen on the Mac, compared to Windows. H ardware Both computers can use t he same kind of hardware. H owever, Macs use mainly USB and Firewire hardware, while many PCs still use parallel ports. What's u nder the hood? Power. P ower is under the hoods of both Macintosh and PC c omputers. If you really need it, you can, for i nstance, get a 100GB hard drive on a PC as well as a Macintosh. They all use similar components. Therer eally isn't any difference, except for the OSes and the processors. However, devices such as USB (Uni v ersal Serial Bus), which are compatible with Macin tosh Operating systems, h ave helped when it comes to accessories. I nstallments I n the midst of software and hardware installations, the Mac kicks major rear.W hen installing hardware on a Windows machine, you had better have the exact drivers disc ready on d emand, right along with the Windows OS disc, just in case. What a nightmare. H ow many times have you been prompted for insert Windows 2000...disc? It is ridiculous. If you pop in a CD-ROM application disc, you'll never need to reach for your o ld Mac OS discs. If you download something from the Internet, such as a piece of software, Mac OS will guide you through it. Mac really is impressive. Win-d ows will stubbornly sit there and ask a dozen questions. V irus T he other elephant in the room when comparing Mac and PC is malware. Simply put, there are well over 100,000 viruses, Trojans and worms floating around forW indows, and none for M ac OS X. Sure, there are plenty of Mac malware applications, perhaps dozens, but these have all been Proof of Concept, which is to say developeda nd demonstrated in a lab w ith the sole objective of s caring Mac owners into b uying antivirus software. W indows, on the other h and, is exposed to very r eal threats in the wild, while OS X is, so far, perf ectly safe. W indows is riddled with malware attacks, so I back u p documents quite frequently. On the other hand, M acs tend to be more stab le and can be used online w ithout all of the intrusive protection measures. In fact, most of the shortcuts and tricks for one will also work on the other, usuallyw ith just a simple change f rom Apple's Command to the Control key on a PC. Speed T his is a rough estimate, but considering that Windows brings up Web Pagesa lmost instantaneously (depending on bandwidthi ssues), I would say it is the v ictor in this category. Then a gain, after Apple released its own Web browser, Safari, the results changed. Safari renders Web Pages just as fast as Internet Explorer on Windows. All in all, the nod goes to Windows, as web surfing is faster with the multi-tasking debate still on the table.I am certain that I am presently at the top of Mac user black lists at this moment..... Multi-Tasking: A pple made a smart move by implementing the dock (the dock contains your most used applications). You can customise the d ock to contain whatever you want. In many ways, it is a lot like Windows' quick launch bar (within the task bar). For example, if you have instant mess ages waiting, and wanted to go back and forth, you'd have to minimise, maximise, back and forth, and so on. With Windows, everyt hing is in the taskbar, which is very convenient. Apple must improve on the dock function to compete with Windows, so Windows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f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ac-ing the best computer choice SEE page 4B The Art of Graphix b y Deidre M Bastian


beats OS X every time. Right Click menu: On Windows, the rightc lick menu offers far more options. On the Mac, the r ight-click menu is very limited and actually varies from situation to situation. However, the inconsistencies of this all-important function on today's applications should not be understated. Reliability: C an you count on Windows? How many times have you lost documents, emails, projects or files due to Windows-related problems? For me, it's countless. I'm not even talking about v iruses. Since the Windows world has roughly 94 per cent of the desktop market, it only makes sense for most of the viruses to be left for Windows. If you runa Mac, the chances of virus infections are incredibly slim compared to Windows. "My first love has and always will be MAC, although graphic design software will work well on e ither platform" says a Mac guru. A close friend confirmed that he uses both systems on a daily basis, and concurs that they are superiord epending on what you are trying to accomplish. Nevertheless, research substantiates the following points: Windows is faster and better for multi-tasking. Windows computers use standard equipment, minimising costs for repairs, enhancements. The Mac is better in terms of reliability. Mac OS will not crash, and you will find, by far, fewer error m essages. Ive got to say it, but Mac OS is prettier. The graphical interface of the Mac OS simply brightens your day, compared to the stone cold Windows look. Apple isn't the only company with excellent design,b ut it is the rule rather than the exception with them. About two years ago, I looked at the relative merits of the actual software and hardware, and I found that both platforms possess s trong advantages and disadvantages. Yet they were largely interchangeable. What it comes down to is which floats your boat? Or which system really ticks you off? Finding the happy medium where you get the most function with the least hassle will tell you which system to buy. Essentially, I feel both PC and Mac arei ncredible and have their place. Both are outstanding computers, but the multiplication is up to you. Do the math! Mac vs PC: What should you choose? So, until we meet again, play a l ittle, enjoy life and stay on top of your game. NB: The author encourages feedback at : C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM $11281&(0(17 Mac-ing the best computer choice F ROM page 3B For the stories behind the news, r ead I nsight on Mondays Share your news T he Tribune wants to hear from people who are m aking news in their n eighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a g ood cause, campaigning f or improvements in the a rea or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986a nd share your story.


from this bad economy. Mr Rolle said the compan ys objectives were aided by its shareholders, who were in for the long hauland understood the importance of future planning. On the issue of new-build v essels, he explained that Bahamas Ferries Ropaxf leet was beginning to age a bit, with the Sealink the vessel that currently serves Sandypoint, Abaco, and Exuma, getting up there. In our medium to long range planning, that vessel h as to be upgraded, Mr Rolle said. While unable to give a precise cost for the c onstruction of any Sealink r eplacement, he added: I think weve rationalised it from the initial estimates wew ere looking at two years ago. Weve rationalised it downwards. W hile expansion beyond B ahamas Ferries existing r outes to Andros, Abaco, Exuma and a variety of E leuthera destinations was not being considered at this time, Mr Rolle told TribuneB usiness: Grand Bahama c ontinues to be something we look at. We havent actively pursued it, but if we were to expand, that is one of the most likely destinations, along with Abaco bridging Abaco and Grand Bahama. Then again, that is still contingent on how we emerge from this economy. Bahamas Ferries, which now employs more than 100p ersons, has long been interested in upgrading its existing Nassau home base of Potters Cay, and possibly even relocating. Mr Rolle confirmed that the possibility of a move to Arawak Cayh ad been discussed between t he Government and the c ompany, especially now that the $70 million port for the relocated commercial s hipping facilities was under c onstruction, but no decision had been taken. We continue to dialogue w ith the Government on the available options, and obviously Arawak Cay has been d iscussed and continues to b e discussed, he told Trib une Business. Meanwhile, to stimulate B ahamian demand for interisland travel, Bahamas Ferries has unveiled its Bo Gop romotion (a play on its Bo Hengy vessel) for the month of November, offering passengers a buy one ticket, get half free to all its destinations. These include Abaco; Morgans Bluff and Fresh Creek in Andros; Governors Harbour, the Current and Harbour Island in Eleuthera; and Georgetown in Exuma. What we want to accomp lish with that is to give people thinking about it, but cant afford it, the opportunity to travel while also drumming up some business by it, Mr Rolle said. He explained that because B ahamas Ferries had a lready established its brand i dentity, plus a reputation for quality customer service, the staff and company now h ad an even harder job to m ake customers recognise this. How do you make peop le recognise it, stand out? Mr Rolle said. People are aware of Bahamas Ferries o ffering a good level of serv ice, so in the ordinary c ourse of a transaction that does not stand out as much. H ow do you now make it stand out even more, make people recognise you arev ery good at what youre d oing? In terms of how you d eal with the customer and deliver value, this promotion is one of the ways. Mr Rolle said Bahamas Ferries had never strayedf rom the fundamentals that made it successful, despite the obvious impact that the recession has had on its business, with passenger numbers down on average by some 10-15 per cent compared to pre-Lehman Brothers collapse levels in 2008. Were beginning to now see the effects of this economy, and its not getting any better, Mr Rolle told Tribune Business. Weve seens light pockets where there was cause for optimism, but the general parallel to what is going on continues to exist. Its a soft economy, and people are just not travel-l ing as frequently as they u sed to. In some instances, w e have seen growth in our group business, our school business, but have seen a s oftening in our leisure busin ess, where people travelled because they had discret ionary income. I remember there were periods when 50 per cent of business on any particular d ay would be hotel staff, p eople from the Cable B each Resorts and Atlantis, and that has diminished cons iderably. They played a big role in our business, taking departments over for a day.W e have seen a softening in t hat. M r Rolle said it was likely to be another year before Bahamas Ferries saw a resurgence in business levels, adding: Were stilld own around a 10-15 per cent margin over 2008. 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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 7B M r Kemp said the greatest effect was on consumer prices and living costs, as duty rates were kept relatively high because the Government wasn ot collecting everything due t o it. This, in turn, ultimately l ed to a loss of business for legitimate Bahamian companies and, ultimately, an absence of new jobs. The biggest effect that I s ee in our country is the cost o f living and the cost of goods, which has a knock-on effect on consumers looking at the price of a shirt costing $60 in Nassau, with the same shirtc osting $20 in Florida, Mr Kemp said. Bahamians go to Florida for the bulk of theirp urchases, taking revenue and taxes out of the country.T here does not need to be 35 p er cent duty on clothing, but t here has to be, because the Government is not recognising taxes that are out there to c apture. Theyre not doing due diligence to capture it. Coupled with spending on t ravel, air fares and hotels, s pending by Bahamian consumers in Florida and the US estimated to exceed $1 billion per annum leads to a smaller pool of business, because there is less businesss pending going on in the confines of the country. And a smaller pool of businesses meant fewer job opportunities for the more than 5,000 school leavers who left formal high school educ ation every year. Describing tax evasion/corruption as very deep rooted in the Bahamas becausen o one cares about fixing it, Mr Kemp told Tribune Business: A company can declare $10,000 of incoming goods while going to the bank for a US$100,000 cheque, and that is a regular, everyday occur-r ence. People know theres a w ay to take advantage of the system, and theyre doing so. Within the last few years, some very large business that popped up overnight became very large players in the market, while the rest of the world ducked and dived, andh eaded for cover. It makes you question how, and with the loopholes that exist they could have easily taken advantage of the system. A part from creating a uneven playing field b etween Bahamas-based companies that paid all their due taxes, and those that were able to evade them, Mr Kemp said the burden created by s uch corruption inevitably fell o n poor Bahamians. We all, and especially the p oor, are losing out on the money that could afford them a more comfortable, enjoyable life, and help them devel-o p a financial base, he a dded. The cost of living is well beyond what it should be. Two $500 per week income cheques for a family is n othing, because the cost of everyday items is off the chart, and it does not need tob e that way. The poor people are suf fering more than anyone else. If you make less than $2,000 a week you are paying for this,b ecause $2,000 a week is barely enough to keep you alive. It doesnt have to be that way. The cost of living here is quadruple what it is in Florida, and because of that, how many people in theB ahamas shop in Florida, w hich just exacerbates the endemic problem we have creating new jobs, creating new industries. We are literally shooting our own feet, hands and arms, and taking parts of the economy out of the equation. A rguing that the Government was losing millions and millions of dollars per annum due to tax evasion, Mr Kemp told Tribune Business: Words cannot express what I believe the Government is l osing from the inept system we have. Who knows? Its just astronomical. Goods are shipped to the Family Islands, t hen Nassau, to avoid duty. M r Kemp warned that the i nevitable consequence of s uch corruption was major social upheaval in the B ahamas, given that the burden weighed disproportion-a tely on the poor. We will move to the state of other countries, which have done the same thing: Turn their backs on it, he warned. We will end up like a Jamaica, we will end up like a Haiti or end up in completea narchy, like a Sudan. Anarc hy will reign. and bidding on projects, so if we could get some notion of when judgment will be handed down on the construction sector andw hether this will be changed, that would be very helpful, said Mr DAlewyn. Contractors, through the Bahamian Con tractors Association and individually, have l obbied the Government over a proposed 50 per cent increase in their Business License fees under the new Act. Stephen Wrinkle,t he BCA president, said that due to the "extremely high turnover volume and very low profit margins" in the construction sector, the new fee calculation would hit cont ractors, particularly larger ones, hard. M eanwhile, referring to the fact that the majority of companies with a turnover of greater than $500,000 will have to pay a 0.75 p er cent license fee whether you are mak ing 50 per cent gross profit or 4 per cent gross profit under the new Business License Act, Mr DAlewyn said that while he recog nises the need for simplification of the way fees are calculated, there has to be some middle ground as underlying this simplification are some inequities. Firms with a turnover of $50,000 or less will pay a $100 fee, while those between $50,000 and $500,000 will pay 0.5 per cent although at present there is a two-year tax holiday in effect from Business License feesf or all firms with a turnover of no more than $250,000. Mr Laings initial response to Mr D Alewyns concerns was that Cavalier Construction is one of only a few companies who will end up paying more in Business License tax to the Government under then ew Act. I had to run the numbers on all the construction companies. Other construction companies will pay me less. For a number it is no different, and there is a smaller group that will clearly pay more, Mr Laing said. However, he said the Government is still c onsidering the sectors position and a decis ion will be announced in short order. Youve made representation and we are looking at it. We want you to leave with this fact: When we review the law, we create some advantages and disadvantages, but we try to create them on the margins and to ensure what most people are paying is not greatly different. However, we accept some people have a case to make and we are looking at that, said Mr Laing. PACT to destroy off the chart corruption FROM page one C ONTRA CTORS SEEK BUSINESS LICENCE FEE JUDGMENT FROM page one


B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter INSURANCEbrokers were yesterday urged to sell based on their clients needs rather than to maximise their commissions, to guard clientsc onfidential information and not to misuse clients premiums for their own ends at an industry conference yesterday. Speaking at the Bahamas Insurance Brokers Associa-t ions (BIBA Dashwell Flowers, president of Assured Financial Services Insurance Agents and Brokers, advised brokers of the benefits of selling ethically during his presentation. T elling attendees that over the last three years enhanced scrutiny has been focused on the insurance industry for example, with the passage of the recent Insurance Act Mr Flowers said this can only bee xpected to increase over the next decade. Mr Flowers said insurance brokers and agents have been known to live beyond our means, and advised the gathering that those in the sector must understand the money is not yours (insurance premiums paid by clients). It belongs to the carrier. The fact that weve got access to this money means that sometimes we get carrieda way, and we believe we can borrow it because we are going to get a good commission at the end of the month, but what happens if the person dies or get sick? suggested Mr Flowers. M r Flowers admonished that those in the sector are trusted advisors and must be persons who are prepared to be honest, persuasive and credible, with these qualities likely to ensure long-term suc-c ess. Selling for a reason other t han need is a disservice to the client and we do it so o ften. We sell more on what we will receive on commission rather than what the client can afford to do. You must present all the facts, especially if you are selling life and health (insuranceT ell them what they are buying we dont always do that. As simple as it sounds weve got to get it right, he added. Consumers are asking more questions than ever before when shopping for insurance,s aid Mr Flowers. Fifteen years ago you go to sell life insurance and you just say Sign right here. Not anymore, he added. For this reason, he advised that in addition to honestya nd integrity, insurance brokers and agents must know t heir products. As an insurance agent you a re an educator. It is important to educate ourselves in our particular areas, said Mr Flowers. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.261.00AML Foods Limited1. 1 0.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 6.184.50Bank of Bahamas4.904.900.000.5980.2608.25.31% 0.580.18Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.492.84Bahamas Waste2.842.840.000.1680.09016.93.17% 2.152.14Fidelity Bank2. 12.509.62Cable Bahamas10.4710.470.001.2270.3108.52.96% 2.842.36Colina Holdings2.362.360.000.7810.0403.01.69% 7.005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1 6.506.500.000.4220.23015.43.54% 3 .651.63Consolidated Water BDRs2. 2.551.60Doctor's Hospital1.601.600.000.1990.1108.06.88% 6 .995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 1 0.207.29Finco7. 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.749.740.000.6450.35015.13.59% 5 .513.75Focol (S 5.465.460.000.3660.21014.93.85% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1. 5.595.00ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.0120.240465.84.29% 1 0.509.92J. S. Johnson9.929.920.000.9710.64010.26.45% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.000.9910.80010.18.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 2 0 November 2029TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2010BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,488.10 | CHG 0.00 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -77.28 | YTD % -4.94BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)2 9 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 P rime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6 .95%BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas Supermarkets5.016.0114.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.50561.4076CFAL Bond Fund1.50564.65%6.96%1.482477 2.92652.8300CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.91871.10%3.13%2.919946 1.55791.4920CFAL Money Market Fund1.55793.37%4.42%1.539989 3.20252.8522Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.8624-8.16%-7.49% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.56421.47%2.95% 114.3684101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund114.36849.98%12.49%109.392860 106.552899.4177CFAL Global Equity Fund106.55284.75%7.18%100.779540 1.13181.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.13183.85%5.22% 1.09691.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.09692.71%6.44% 1.13201.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.13203.79%5.71% 9.69389.1005Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.69383.77%5.71% 11.236110.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.5308-2.23%4.10% 10.00009.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 39.4372-5.63%-5.63% 7.96644.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund7.88302.15%6.29% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX 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 7/11/200730-Sep-10 30-Sep-10 107.570619 105.776543 30-Jun-10 30-Sep-10 NAV 6MTH 1.460225 2.911577 1.524278TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752530-Sep-10 30-Sep-10 30-Sep-10 30-Sep-10 31-Aug-10MARKET TERMS30-Sep-10 30-Sep-10CFAL Securities Ltd. 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Dutiesincludebutarenotlimitedto: SupervisionofOfficestaff O rganizeandcoordinateofficeoperationandprocedures Inventorycontrolmanagement Properandefficientmaintenanceoffilemanagementan drecordkeepingsystems Enforcementofofficepoliciesandprocedures T raininganddevelopment StaffMentoringanddiscipline Properupkeepofofficeequipmentandfacilities C oordinationofManagementmeetings TravelarrangementsofSr.Management Time lysubmissionofmonthlyreports Otherrelatedduties Thesuccessfulcandidatemust: Beaself startwiththeabilitytodemonstrateeffectiveleadership Mustpossessexcellentorganizational/interpersonalskillsandabletocommunicate e ffectively Poss essnAssociatsDegreeinBusinessorequivalentwithaminimumof3years e xperience Attractivecompensationpackagewithbenefits Interestedpersonshouldsubmityourresumeto : TheHumanResourceManager P .O.BoxN 6 23 Nassau,Bahamas Fax(2423 28 4211 orviaemailto h Brokers and Agents, told attendees gathered at a Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA them will presently spend more time seeking out new clients, it is cheaper and more profitable to look to sell additional types of insurance or enhanced versions of existing policies to existing customers. The way we sell insurance in the Bahamas is still quite archaic. Worldwide, companies are selling all the products, so we are somewhat like ostrich in sand if we dont think that now is the time to cross-sell our products, said Mr Knowles. The general manager, also vice-chairman of the Bahamas General Insurance Association, gave tips on up-selling and cross-selling. He said that with customers tightening their spending, the need for businesses to increase their sales revenue without spend ing more money on advertising as well as the fact that the life and health insurance market in the Bahamas is flat, with few opportunities for growth given the small population cross-selling and upselling to existing clients should be even more attractive propostions for brokers. Describing cross-selling as a total account management approach, Mr Knowles said it has the added long-term benefit that studies have shown that the more pieces of business you have witha particular household, the more likely you are to keep that customer. He said needs anaylsis, data mining and a diary system are key tools for brokers seeking to get into cross-selling. With needs analysis, each time a new customer is encountered you do a review of their complete range of requirements and insurance needs, said Mr Knowles. Data mining, meanwhile, involves drilling down into a book of business for new opportunities for additional sales. It can be labour intensive but well worth doing, said Mr Knowles. And key to the ultimate success of both of these efforts is an effective diary system. The information you collect needs to be organised and collated in a way for future follow up. You dont need to go looking for anyone, you know who is coming up (their policy being due to expire at a given date) so you are able to fill their needs, said Mr Knowles. He added that property and casualty brokers, in particular, may lose out if they do not diversify. All major life and health brokerages, at least life, now have their own property and casualty brokerage operations, but the distrib ution channel for property and casualty products still has the same framework in terms of them selling through their staff, Mr Knowles said. The situation we see here is that if the trend continues, it will be almost impossible for property and casualty companies to catch up. If they rely on the old paradigm they will have a problem. Brokers urged: Sell based on customer needs FROM page one The Bahamas urged to catch up on cross-selling


that to provide allowances f or deductibles would be to go back to where we were before. The old Act allowed for what the Ministry considered too much discretion and manipulation when it came to revenue collected byt he Government. S peaking to the Governments intent in passing the new legislation, Mr Laing said it will create an environment in this country where doing business is an e asier and competitive p roposition. In addition to simplifying how Business License fees are calculated from the cumbersome process at present, businesses will no longer have to apply for a v ariety of different licenses u nder the Act, rather just one license which delineates what they are permitted to do. There will be no need to undergo a separate process to register and pay for business names, and annual busi-n ess license renewals will be done away with, with companies instead deemed to be continuing in operation and liable to taxes unless they notify the Government otherwise. Mr Laing added: For every conceivable license that you apply for we will have a simple application, and attached to that will be every requirement that you needi n order to submit that as a completed application form. This will be available online also, so you can sit at home and know I am applying to do x, y or z. Attached to that application will bew hatever approvals you require from other agencies to get that licence, so you can remove the inefficiency of having to go from place to p lace finding that you need something else. The Business License Act comes into effect on January 1, 2011, with businesses beingg iven a 90-day grace period in the first year compared with 30 days subsequently to get registered and pay their fees. Once a completed application is received by the Business License/Valuation Unit, the new Act man-d ates that review and approval/rejection of that license must take place within seven days. 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Thesuccessfulcandidate willberesponsibleforallfinancialaspectsofthe C ompany andensuringcomplianceto establishedcompany policiesand procedures. Th eidealcandidateshould : Haveamini mum of fiveyearsexperienceinasimilar fastpaced environment. Haveexperienceincompilingfinancialstatements Beabletopreparebudgetsandfinancialreportsforuppermanagement. Haveexperienceliaisingwithbankingofficers,auditorsandinsuran ceagents. Beabletocommunicateeffectivelywithalllevelsofmanagement Haveaproventrackrecordofmeetingdeadlines. BeproficientinExceland QuickBooks Abilitytocommunicatewithinternationalfranchisorandtravelasnecessary. B eateamlea der andablethemultitask Possesi ntegrity, excellent motivationalskillsand a ssertiveness Thepositionoffersanexcellentremunerationandbenefitspackage. Interestedpersonshouldsubmityourresumeto : TheHumanResourceManager P.O.BoxN 623 Nassau,Bahamas Fax(242328 4211 orviaemailto Ben Frisch, to acquire a majority 78 per cent stake in the troubled supermarket chain had fallen through. That could not be confirmed before press time, and Mr Frisch and his bid vehicle, Associated Grocers of the Bahamas, have until tomorrow to complete the deal to rescue the struggling company from what appears to be imminent financial collapse. City Markets immediate operating company, Bahamas Supermarkets, released just a balance sheet statement for its results via its website, but from these it was easy to see that the 11-store chain had suffered another substantial loss during the three months to September 22, 2010. Given that the companys accumulated deficit (collective losses) had increased from $12.034 million as at June 30, 2010, to $14.273 million at the former date, it appears that City Markets suffered a $2.239 million loss during its 2011 first quarter. This would correspond with information Tribune Business had received from informed retail sources, who told this newspaper that City Markets business had again fallen off a cliff followinga month in June when it actually made a small trad ing profit. The balance sheet also revealed that City Markets current majority owner, BSL Holdings, which is controlled by Trinidadian conglomerate Neal & Massy, had injected a further $1.594 million in cash into the supermarket chain during those three months to September22, 2010. B SL Holdings loan expo sure had increased from $10.983 million as at June30, 2010, to $12.577 million as at end-September. It appears that a significant chunk of the $1.5 millionplus increase was used to reduce City Marketsa ccounts payables, which are largely owed to Bahamian suppliers. These payments were probably made to induce wholesalers, who had previously cut-off City Markets, to begin re-supplying them, as accounts payables fell 13.3 per cent to $9.142 million, compared to $10.54 million at end-June 2010. As a result, City Markets liabilities dropped from $16.188 million at the 2010 year-end to $14.147 million at September 22, 2010, yet assets also fell from $15.137 million to $12.451 million. Inventories, especially, fell from $7.616 million to $5.511 million, an indication perhaps of the stock shortages now witnessed on many City Markets store shelves. Tribune Business has been told that Neal & Massy has decided no new funds will be injected into City Markets, as it accelerates attempts to offload the company that has a 700-strong staff. Meanwhile, retail industry sources were yesterday suggesting that in the absence of a deal with Mr Frisch, Neal & Massy were now trying to market the company to Senator Jerome Fitzgerald and Mark Finlayson, principals in the BK Foods group. That group were the original bidders for the 78 per cent majority stake in City Markets when Winn-Dixie put it up for sale in 2006, but their $50 million offer was trumped by the $54 million bid by BSL Holdings. This speculation is likely to stem from the fact that Mr Finlayson has much liquid cash on hand after the Associated Bahamian Distillers & Brewers (ABDAB sold its Commonwealth Brewery/Burns House stakes to Heineken for a price thought to be around $120 million. However, Mr Fitzgerald, who was ABDABs attorney in that transaction, and rep resents Mr Finlayson as well as being his business partner, yesterday told Tribune Business that they had not been approached over City Markets. City Markets suffers new $2.2m loss F ROM page one Only 10 firms to pay extra in Licence fees FROM page one


DETROIT U.S. AUTO sales put in their strongest performance o f the year in October as b uyers grew more confid ent in the economy and new models lured them into dealerships, according to Associated Press. Every major automaker but Toyota chalked up better results last month. O verall industry sales c limbed 13.4 percent to 9 50,165. October's seasonally adjusted annual sales rate which shows what sales w ould be if they stayed at t he same rate all year was 12.26 million vehicles. T hat's the best monthly r ate since August 2009, w hen Cash for Clunkers spurred Americans to buym ore cars and trucks. The trends are positive, and we are going in the right direction," said Jesse Toprak, vice president of industry trends at car pricing tracker S ales aren't increasing as f ast as the industry would l ike, he said, but "we are seeing more confidence by consumers to make bigticket purchases in an uncertain economic environment." Chrysler, Ford, Honda a nd Nissan all saw doubled igit jumps in sales comp ared with last October. General Motors Co., which is preparing for an initial stock offering later this m onth, saw sales rise 3.5 p ercent. Toyota Motor Corp., w hich has been struggling w ith safety recalls and an a ging lineup, saw sales drop 4 percent. Sales of its Camr y sedan, which hasn't been u pdated in three years, fell 14 percent in October. The rival Hyundai Sonata saw sales double. The Japanese automaker also has been pulling b ack on incentives, which r ose significantly in the s pring after the company recalled millions of car and trucks over safety problems. said Toyota's incentive spending dropped 1 percent between S eptember and October, w hile most other manufact urers increased incentive spending. GM's sales were driven by its SUVs and wagons, w hich posted increases of 3 6 percent for October. Sales of GM's most popular w agons the Chevrolet E quinox, GMC Terrain a nd Cadillac SRX were up 58 percent comparedw ith last October. Truck s ales were also up. "There is generally less bad news out there. The c onsumers are starting to believe that the worst is over," said Don Johnson, GM's vice president of U.S. s ales. Consumer confidence rose slightly in October, a ccording to a report r eleased last week by the C onference Board. Automakers said smallb usinesses are also decid ing to invest in new vehic les instead of repairing old ones. Ford Motor Co.'s sales rose 19 percent. Among the w inners was the F-Series pickup, which saw sales rise 24 percent thanks in part t o a month-long Ford prom otion. The redesigned E dge wagon, which recently went on sale, also saw a2 4 percent jump. C hrysler Group LLC's sales rose 37 percent from last October, partly on the strength of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, which saw sales more than triple. Ram pickup sales rose 41 p ercent. N ew products gave a boost to Honda Motor Co., w hose sales climbed 16 perc ent. October was the first f ull month on the market for the redesigned Odyssey minivan, which saw Octo ber sales increase 52 perc ent. Wagons were also hot at Honda, where CR-V sales climbed 19 percent. Nissan Motor Co. said its s ales rose 16 percent for the month, thanks to a 38 percent jump in sales of SUVs, t rucks and crossovers. M ost automakers were r eporting U.S. auto sales Wednesday, but severalr eported results Tuesday. A mong them: Hyundai said its October sales jumped 38 percent as sales of the new Sonata midsize sedan more than doubled. Subaru sales rose 25 p ercent for the month on s trong sales of the Outback and Forester wagons. Volkswagen sales rose 1 8 percent with a boost f rom sales of the new Jetta. Jetta sales were up 32 percent over last October. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 1 2 7 & ( 6$1$/9$'25$',1*&203$1

RELIGION PG22 Thursday, November 4, 2010 The Tribune The Tribunes RELIGION SECTION


By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer FOR couples seeking to reconnect from the heart, or break down the walls of distance in their relationships or who simply want to spend the weekend away from distractions with their spouse, the Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau is hosting a marriage renewal weekend beginning November 5-7. The couples renewal weekend is an annual event held by the Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau. This will be the fourth year for the Marriage Renewal Weekend. Besides being a weekend getaway, the program is designed to give married couples the opportunity to examine their lives together, exchange emotions in truth and honesty, and have heart-toheart encounters with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their life. With all the hustle and bustle that life brings, some couples find it difficult to do this or set time aside for each other. However on this weekend the only thing each couple has to focus on is rediscovering themselves and re-igniting the passion and love that brought them together. Tribune Religion spoke to Agatha Cartwright, director of the family life office at the Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau who said that every once in a while couples need a getaway so that they can reconnect. She said the retreat will benefit each couple who attends. "Its an opportunity of a lifetime. Couples can invest quality time in their relationships and that is something you cannot measure with money," she said. During the renewal weekend couples will learn how to communicate with one another. This will allow each couple to explore important areas of their relationship in a spirit of love and understanding. By continuing the new technique spouses can grow closer to live more joyful and purposeful lives. A series of presentations are given by a team of Catholic couples and a Catholic Priest. Each presentation allows for personal introspection and allows each couple to take a deeper look at their relationship. "The weekend is for any married couple that desires a richer, fuller life together. A marriage can never be too good. Marriage Renewal is designed to deepen and enrich the joys a couple shares together, whether they have been married for only a short time or many years," she said. Although the weekend is Catholic oriented and is expressed in the tradition and understanding of the Catholic Church, it is open to all. "Couples should come with an open heart and let the experience unfold," said Ms Cartwright. One couple who attended the event last year said: "We experienced a delightful weekend. We received help to strengthen our marriage to go forward. We were able to focus on issues that we had shelved due to the 'busyness of life'." Another couple said: "In the short space of time since the retreat we have seen positive changes in our relationship." Marriage Renewal weekends are held annually in November at Emmaus Centre. This year the weekend will be held at Emmaus Centre. There are limited spaces. Additional information is available at the Family Life Office or contact 322-8919 or 328-4310/2. The event begins tomorrow night at 7pm and ends on Sunday evening. The TribuneThursday, November 4, 2010 PG23RELIGIONCatholic Archdiocese of Nassau to host Marriage Renewal WeekendREFRESHING : The couples who attended the Marriage Renewal Weekend last year said it was a spirit-filled, soul-searching, and refreshing e xperience.


PG24 Thursday, November 4, 2010THEREis excitement in the air at St Agnes Parish as team members of the Discovery Renewal Program prepare for Renewal Weekend #18 on November 5 7, 2010, under the theme "Our God is Able". The Renewal Weekend (also referred to as Discovery Weekend) is an Anglican Diocesan Study, Renewal and Rededication Programme which provides an opportunity for members to deepen their Christianity, learn more about the Anglican Faith, and fellowship with fellow parishioners.The event is also open to the wider Christian community. In preparation for the Weekend, planning team members participated in a Quiet Evening on Monday October 25, which was led by the Most Reverend Drexel W. Gomez.The two hour evening of scriptural reflections came from Mark 4: 1-20,the parable ofthe sower and the seed.Archbishop Gomez told the team that its purpose during the Discovery Weekend is to help participants have an openness to hear the message of God.He challenged members to take an introspective look at themselves to determine what kind of soil their seed fell on, by asking the following hard hitting questions: -Is your seed the one that fell by the wayside, which means that your heart is so hard that the message does not register? Is it the seed that fell on rocky ground, where you have no depth or conviction about the truth of God? -Is it the seed that fell among thorns which allows the pleasures of this life to choke the word of God out of your life or are you the seed that fell on good ground which bears much fruit? He concluded that the challenge is to be the seed that bears much fruit during the Weekend. For the past 18 years St Agnes has witnessed the Discovery Weekend bring about changed lives, mended relationships (with God and man), and a deepened commitment to service in the Church. Rector, Archdeacon I Ranfurly Brown continually challenges team members to prove the value of this programme by the number of persons who make a commitment to use their various gifts in service to God and man.He also stresses the need for members not to be satisfied with just having a good feeling during the Weekend, but for them to have a sustained commitment to building up God's Church through active involvement in the life of the Parish. Since 1994 when the program was introduced to St Agnes, over 500 parishioners and visitors have participated. The Directors for Renewal Weekend # 18 are Andrew Albury and Yolanda Fernander. Co-Directors are Stephen and Denise Fountain. The Tribune RELIGIONSt Anges Parish prepares for Renewal Weekend #18 LEFT TO RIGHT: Maxine Williamson, Chair, Christian Formation, Andrew Albury, Yolanda Fernander (Renewal Weekend Directors), Archbishop Gomez, Denise Fountain, Stephen Fountain (Renewal Weekend Co-Directors).


By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL Tribune Features Editor THE Anglican Church of the Epiphany held its installation of officers for its newly formed branch of the Anglican Church Women (ACW) at a special mass on Tuesday evening, which was attended by members of the ACW council and group members from a number of churches in the diocese.During her sermon, Epiphany's priest in charge pro tem Rev Angela Palacious encouraged the women to embrace this new arena of ministry as a way to showcase God's love and Christian example particularly to other women whether they chose to be apart of the group or not. She suggested that they use the experience to uplift their sisters through prayer and fellowship. "It is always easier to love someone, when you are praying for and with them," she said. She also urged them to remain humble, committed and focused in their walk with God, both individually and as a group. Newly installed President Marguerite Musgrove expressed thanks to God that the day had finally arrived for the church to have an ACW. She said that it was an answer to the prayers that the women had had for quite some time and said that the group would look forward to being an official part of the ACW convention. She promised that the group would serve as beacon in the community. Additionally, she said that one of their major goals this year, would be to establish a mentoring and outreach programme with the Elizabeth Estates Children's Home. ACW council president Deborah Ferguson was on hand to congratulate the woman and welcome them into the ACW fold. She encouraged them to be true examples of what it means to be an Anglican Church Woman. Following the mass, a reception was held in the church hall. The newly installed officers include:PRESIDENT Marguerite Verna Musgrove VICE PRESIDENTEvarista Mitchell SECRETARY Shurice Farrington AST SECRETARY Dionne Stubbs TREASURER Lorraine Clarke ASS. TREASURER Margaret Turnquest CHAPLAIN Rose Marina Forbes The TribuneThursday, November 4, 2010 PG25RELIGIONEpiphany ACW Officers installed LADIES IN WHITE: ACW members from churches all over the diocese joined the ladies of Epiphany for their special moment. INSTALLED: Rev Palacious installs the Officers. PROUD: Members of Epiphany's ACW pose with Rev Angela Palacious.


KJV: Gen. 5:23. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: : 24. And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. NLT: Gen. 5:23. Enoch lived 365 years in all. : 24. He enjoyed a close relationship with God throughout his life. Then suddenly, he disappeared because God took him. God / Father Yahweh, so desired a relationship with humanity to the point that even before the foundation of the world was laid; He (knowing all things had man's redemption plan in place) KJV: Rev.13: 8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Walking with God is something that requires a relationship with Him and not just religiously knowing Him. The evidence of religiously knowing about God is clearly seen today throughout the religious church world; as there are many religious leaders who are mesmerising their congregations with claims such as: "God told me, to tell you that He's about to anoint you or bless you with this or that" And the itching ear, gullible, na•ve religious audience goes wild. Relationship with God has been made accessible for all humanity through His Son, Yeshua Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ). The prerequisite for such relationship is having faith in God and being a disciple of Yeshua Messiah. Walking with God is a dying to self process; this is where the believer says "I no longer live, but Christ lives in me" or "I decrease as He increase" The religious aspect of just knowing about God is a very dangerous position for one to be in. Being in this position has led many religious leaders astray along with their followers / congregations; Jim Jones and David Koresh are prime examples of this fact. Religion has a subtle way of promoting its leaders ( man / woman ), thereby the leaders no longer serve the people but rather look to being served. Here's another dangerous position in religion that the leaders have taken: In order to stay on top of their game and to be revered as the (man / woman of God) many religious leaders have resorted to telling lies in God's name. Watch this In the natural, nobody likes the idea of anybody telling lies in their name; well, how much more in the spiritual realm do you think the concept of telling lies in God's name is appreciated ? This practice of telling lies in God's name is so common in the religious church that leaders do it continually / rapidly without fear. As I watch various religious programs / broadcast to see what the people are being fed; I'm most disappointed to see that religious leaders, in order to move or stir up their congregations take a delight in telling the people: "That God told me to tell you, that He's about to bless you with some sort of material stuff (A new car, a house, etc;) meanwhile the nation is on a slippery slop to hell" Or, how many times have you heard something like this from religious leaders: "I don't know who I'm talking to in here, but God told me to tell you..." One of the greatest problems with this sort of religious, lying rhetoric is this The gods of these religious leaders seems to have problems in identifying the recipient of their so-called sent messages which always leads the religious leaders to make their hallmark statement: "I don't know who I'm talking to, but God told me to tell you..." What we're seeing and hearing from today's religious leaders is nothing new; for the prophet Jeremiah saw and experienced the very same thing; and throughout the book of Jeremiah, Yahweh spoke to him concerning the false prophets who were prophet-lying in His name. (Jer.7:10 30, 23:1 40, 25:15, 29:9 32, 32:34, 34:15 16, 44:26,) Jer.14: 14. Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. : 15. Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed. An obedient disciple walking with the Lord gets accurate information via the Holy Spirit and needs not play the religious game of "I don't know who I'm talking too in here, but God told me to tell you..." Watch this Acts.9: 10. And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. : 11. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, Church leaders, if we return to walking with God; you won't have live dangerously by lying on His name and making dumb statements like "I don't know who I'm talking to in here" For questions and comments contact us via Emails: or or Ph.1-242-441-2021 Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int'l. MEDITATION By Rev Angela Palacious WEall know persons who have applied for citizenship in this country or elsewhere. Once it is accepted, this involves certain privileges and responsibilities, the paying of taxes and answering calls to service. Similarly, Ephesians 2: 13-22 makes references to several positions that we hold in God's Kingdom: "So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God." This also involves certain privileges and responsibilities, the paying of tithes and answering calls to service. We who have enjoyed such citizenship would not wish to be deported from such eternal grace. In the Church, saints are persons who are considered spiritual examples of selfdiscipline and love, who are worthy of emulation. In the New Testament, saints are all of us who are seeking to follow our Lord. The potential is here for anyone to move to unexpected levels of spiritual maturity. Servants are persons who have a humble spirit and an obedient will, seeking to follow God's instructions without fear causing them to falter. If we wish to have a servant's heart like that of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, then spending time in his company will enable us to reflect the qualities which the Holy Spirit will develop in us. Let us reflect on this poem written by Mother Theresa that is engraved in the wall of the Children's Home in Calcutta, and be motivated to emulate her example: "People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend your years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them." In the Church, the committed servant, the saint-in-the making, the loyal citizen, all look toward the Lord to be their Master, Model, Monarch. In these serious times, we have to decide who or what will determine the nature of our existence. If it is to be Jesus Christ, then we need to open ourselves to the process of repentance, forgiveness and ongoing transformation that makes our mind become renewed, our spirits rise up as on the wings of an eagle, and our mouths proclaim the truth of the Gospel in sincere and unashamed Christian witness wherever we see a need. Though opposition or persecution may follow, as predicted by our Lord, the comfort, consolation and courage which will be provided helps us to remain focused and faithful to the end. It is a great to serve the Lord. The Tribune PG26 Thursday, November 4, 2010RELIGIONCitizens, Saints and Servants REV.ANGELA C BOSFIELD PALACIOUS Walking with God! PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN


Thursday, November 4, 2010 PG27 The TribuneBy STAR PRATT "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12Many times things happen around us with a deeper message than that of the obvious situation. Can it be that we are being allowed God's grace so that we may redeem ourselves to right standing with him as a people, so that we may be released from an ongoing flow of judgment over our land? Even though a great deal of sadness has been ushered upon our nation we are about to enter another season of Thanksgiving. During this time we can ask God for a season of perfection through a revival release that will usher in a divine order over our land so that a heavenly government and a greater sense for worship may take up residence in our environment and in our lives. Can it be that our atmosphere is crying out for a nation-wide revival so that a new level of God's abundant power can be released into our lives to also ignite the changes our climate so desperately need spiritually, economically, socially, and financially? Can we unleash a new level of revival within our city that will not be church as usual but will cause our high murder rate to diminish, break the cycle of suicide, cause businesses to flourish, jobs to be created, and cause people to want to leave their sick beds and health care wards to visit the service and leave changed and completely healed? I guess what I am really asking is, Where are the butt kicking, no nonsense, revivalists who aren't afraid to change the norm and get in Satan's face and snatch the keys of righteousness back for our nation? The heart crying sound of our land is becoming louder and more vigorous as we continue to have church as usual and power outage services in this city. (As soon as you leave the service the lights go off again until next Sunday.) What is it going to take for the healing of this nation? What is needed to change this nation cannot be handled by the politicians, or by the local business professionals meeting together and discussing great ideas, but by and only by the move of God sweeping thru this nation like never before. What will our history books say about us if we execute an earth shaking revival of a different kind within this city? What if we can record stories of economic depression turning around because of the power of God? What if our murder rate dropped and men come out of the wood work, crevices, and off the streets saying they want the power of God to move in their lives too, turn around and take the streets back from the clutches of hell? Someone dare to asked: "Do you really think this can happen here?" I dare to say that there is only one answer to that question. Let us have a revival of a different kind and watch the hand of God move upon our troubled waters. May the forces that be connect themselves together and answer the call of the atmospheric sound that is crying out over our nation. Who are the forces that be? If you are a revivalist or a minister then it is you! It will take your interest to incite a massive spiritual awakening for our nation. Even if you are not a revivalist or a minister it is you! As it is time for you to start asking your pastor for a revival, then ask his pastor for a revival, then go across the street to the neighbor-hood church and ask that pastor to link up with your pastor just to get a revival started in this land. If you can light the match for your flame to burn then you will most assuredly spread your fire onto someone else. After all why can it not be done here in the Bahamas, when it is happening in Australia, London and around America? It is time for the True Believers to step forth who are sick and tired of sleeping with the enemy and demand their God given rights in our nation and in the earth. The opposite of a nice passive person is a downright, no nonsense, cutthroat, dangerous warrior. A dangerous warrior is one who shows up with all weapons armed and ready to join the battle against whatever opposes the redeeming work of God in others, our atmosphere, our territory, and in the earth. A dangerous warrior delves deep in the truth of which he is, he is possessed with the Glory of God, grounds himself daily in the healing and empowering love of God and radically engages for the needs of others, their nation and the earth at any time or place. This is truly a call for the revivalists to connect and take it to another level. When God resurrected JESUS from death, from the grave he resurrected our lives, our health, our integrity, our purpose, our economic state, our prosperity, and his peace for our land. I implore you to set ablaze the environment for the greatest revival for our nation so that we can take back what the enemy has stolen of the lives of our fallen sons. To God Be the Glory for Great Things He Will Do Thru Us! "Behold I will give you the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven: And whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: And whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." MATTHEW 16:19 RELIGIONA nation whose atmosphere is crying for revival RELIGION TODAYRURAL TRAINING: In this Oct. 5, 2010 photo, trainees from 10 countries gather around a pot of boiling water after learning how to make an efficient, clean-burning cook stove from mud bricks in Lineville, Ala. The Servants in Faith and Technology group provides the training in rural Alabama. At left is Rev Paul Ikhana of Nigeria. At right is Cynthia Navarro of the Philippines.Dave Martin/ AP Photo


PG28 Thursday, November 4, 2010The Daughters of Virtue dance ministry (DOV) of Zion Baptist Church East and Shirley recently returned from their first time ministering internationally. They journeyed to Ft Lauderdale, FL to dance at Florida Memorial University chapel where the Pastor is Rev Wendall Paris. The group was well received at the chapel by the school administrators and students alike which has a large Caribbean student body. DOV performed two selections during the 9am Sunday service. Afterwards they were treated to a tour of the campus grounds and lunch. The girls in the group (ages 14-25) suggested the idea of expanding into international ministry after 12 years of dancing at numerous churches in The Bahamas. Under the direction of Tonya Sampson and Terrase Murphy they planned and saved for 9 months. The group is very grateful to all who supported and donated to the endeavor, especially our generous pastor Rev TG Morrison. Thanks goes out to all the parents who were on board with the idea from day one, especially Elvoin Sotrr our chaperone and driver. We look forward to making international ministry a yearly event to help the girls broaden their horizons in dance, team work, and spreading God's message. The Tribune RELIGIONDaughters of Virtue dance ministry returns from international ministerial trip SPIRITUAL TRIP: The Daughters of Virtue dance ministry journeyed to Ft Lauderdale, FL to dance at Florida Memorial University chapel.


C M Y K C M Y K THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 15 P AGES 16-18 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Pick 6: Young legs making NFL impact... S ee page 18 By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter TEN things we've learned in week one of the 2009-10 NBA season... 10. When John Wall dances, good things happen. Enters Kentucky at Big Blue Madness descending from the rafters with his signature dance and turns that into a game-winning buzzer beater in his first NBA appearance...Does the dougie d uring introductions at his first home game as a Wizard, turns that into a statline of 29 points, 13 assists and nine steals. 9. Rajon Rondo has dished an assist to every person on the globe this week. He has dished more assists to Paul Pierce than Jay Cutler has to D'Angelo Hall. 8. The Clippers are right on the cusp of being good again, but the one person holding them back is the one player that's supposed to be doing the exact opposite and teaching this team how to win. I think the better Baron Davis gets at being a movie director, the worse he gets at being an NBA point guard. 7. NBA schedule makers took precautions for Kobe's knee. The Lakers have yet to face a team that made the playoffs last season. In contrast, two of the Heat's first three games were against teams in the Eastern Conference Finals, with one on the road. 6. A 4-1 start, playing four of your first five games on the road and finishing 3-1 on a pair of back-to-backs on an East Coast road trip should get you some r espect. Unless you're the Trail Blazers, in w hich case you'll get as much respect as a black US Senator. 5 This could be the year of the point guard. The group of young point guards that dominate the league right now and will continue to do so over the next few years have to be considered the best group since the late 80s, early 90s. Paul, Rondo, Rose, Westbrook, Nash, Williams and Wall lead a list that's about 20 players long of All-Star calibre guards. They have a long way to go before they can touch the 88-91 guys though with Magic, Stockton, Isiah, KJ, Tim Hardaway, Mo Cheeks and others. During that timespan, Scott Skiles set the single game assists record with 30 and Stockton had games of 27 and 26 assists in '88 and '89 respectively. 4. Whether they're on the same court or not, the Lakers and the Heat are playing against each other every night. Im pretty sure someone got word to Kobe and Gasol that the Heat were mopping the floor with the T'Wolves last night so they had to keep pace by blowing away the Grizzlies. This is exactly the kind of thing Kobe would do. 3. The Heat may have ruined the Magic's desire to play basketball. Until this year I've never seen an NBA game postponed, but this year the league has had two postponements, and both involve the Magic and their relationship with the Heat. First, they postponed a preseason game against the Heat because, according to league officials, the floor was too slippery and now Tuesday night's postpone ment against the Knicks means the Magic haven't played since the Heat blew them away by 26. 2. Blake Griffin will be the best power forward in the NBA in 2-3 years. Even more importantly, he will surpass Peter Griffin as the most recognizable Griffin on the planet. If you've ever seen him jump, you know this is true. 1. Don't clap at the Heat. You can clap for them, but NEVER EVER clap at them, because we've seen what happens. In last Friday's home opener against Orlando, the Magic went on a brief run to close the deficit to just six at the half. Dwight Howard walked by the Heat bench and clapped mockingly at LeBron and Co. as the teams headed to the lock er rooms. The Heat responded by holding Howard to six points in the second half, beating the Magic by 26 and following with a 23-point win over New Jersey anda 32-point win over Minnesota. NBA Week 1: 10 things we have learned Renaldos Ramblings By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter T he first sport on the Government Secondary School Sports Association (GSSSA calendar concludes this week as the volleyball championship series in four divisions got underway at the D W Davis Gymnasium yesterday. In junior boys play, the D W Davis Pitbulls protected their home court advantage with a dominating performance in a straight set win over the C H Reeves Raptors, 25-16, 25-14. The Pitbulls size and athleticism on the front-line proved to be too much as they overwhelmed the Raptors and separated themselves late in each set. Wilton Johnson led all scorers with 12 points while Shamir Rolle finished with 11 points for the winners. T he Raptors struck first in the opening set with an early 2-0 lead, b ut the teams tied at three and again at four before the Pitbulls took control. Rolle scored on a trio of consecutive spikes to spark a 5-0 to give his team an 8-4 lead. The Raptors came within two, 12-10, but Johnson served an ace to stop a brief run. Pitbulls two-sport star, Shakwon Lewis, also a point guard on the basketball team, showed his versatility by leading his team on the volleyball court as well. Lewis served for nine consecutive scores and was key in setting for Rolle and Johnson on their spikes throughout the game. Rolle scored on five spikes in the first set while Johnson scored on four. Both players finished with eight apiece for the game. The second set began much like the first with the Raptors taking a n early 4-2 lead. But the lead w ould be short lived as the Pitbulls went on a 7-0 run, led by nearly perfect setting from Lewis. The Pitbulls led 11-9 on a spike from Johnson and finished the set on a 14-6 run to take the set and match. It was a tough outing for the Raptors as they also suffered a game one loss in the junior girls championship series. The A F Adderley Tigers took game one in three sets, 25-19, 2125, 25-16. Results of both series in the senior division were unavailable up to press time last night. Play in all four divisions is schedu led to continue 4pm today at the g ym. Pitbulls in straight set win over Raptors Government Secondary School Sports Association Junior girls: C H Reeves Raptors suffer game one loss to A F Adderley Tigers V V O O L L L L E E Y Y B B A A L L L L CHRIS Lewis has captured the 2010 Bahamas Professional Golfers Associa tion (BPGA In what he termed his most significant win as a professional since becoming a pro in 2003, he said the greens were unkind for most of the week but he was able to limit his mistakes on the golf course and that was primarily the key to victory. Nine of the Bahamas top golf profes sionals took to the par 71 Cable Beach golf course to stake their claim in the BGPA event which was presented by Cable Bahamas Limited. Lewis, who is the president of the BPGA and golf director at the Cable Beach golf course, jumped out to a onestroke lead over Greg Maycock after carding a 5-under par 66 on the first day of play. After the second round, Maycock was able to wrestle the lead away from Lewis by one stroke as he posted a 3-under par 68 to finish the first 36 holes at 7-under par for a 135 total. The third day was filled with excite ment as Maycock and Lewis went back and forth for the lead until finally Lewis, who finished with a 67, was able to hold off Maycock who finished with a 70 to take a 2-stroke lead into the final round. In the final round, in what seemed to be a two-man slugfest, Maycock was able to pull even with Lewis on the third hole after making a birdie and Lewis made bogey. From here, the lead between both competitors was never more than onestroke on the front nine as they went back and forth. On the 10th hole, Maycock threeputted the green to spot Lewis a two stroke lead but came back on the next hole with a birdie to pull back within one. On the next hole, unfortunately for Maycock, the putter failed him again as he missed a three-foot par putt and Lewis went ahead by two stokes again. The lead remained the same until Lewis made a bogey on the 15th hole to fall back to a onestroke lead. Maycock failed to capitalize on the momentum and bogeyed the next two holes which gave Lewis a three-shot lead going into the last hole. Lewis got par on the last hole to finish with a one-over par 72 for the final round and a 72-hole total of 9-under par 275. Unfortunately, Maycock faltered on the last hole and wound up in 4th place at 1under par 283 behind Keno Turnquest and Jimmy Delancy who both came on strong with final rounds of 69 to finish tied for second at 3-under par 281. L L L L e e e e w w w w i i i i s s s s c c c c a a a a p p p p t t t t u u u u r r r r e e e e s s s s c c c c o o o o v v v v e e e e t t t t e e e e d d d d g g g g o o o o l l l l f f f f t t t t i i i i t t t t l l l l e e e e CHAMPION: Craig Flowers presents a trophy to Chris Lewis (right won the 2010 Bahamas Professional Golfers Association Championship on August 28.

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