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 Mur der count nears new high C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 106 No.296SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUN AND CLOUDS HIGH 82F LOW 71F I N S I D E PAGES 10 AND 11 S P O R T S UNs Haiti appeal SPORTSNEWS, PAGE3 Saying farewell to coach Cleare Call for police to boost presence in crime hot spots McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Tim Clarke /Tribune staff AGIANTOFTHEWAVES: Oasis of the Seas, the largest ship in the world, is pictured entering Nassau Harbour yesterday. By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com THE year end murder count is on track to exceed last year's based on current trends, according to senior police officials. A source in the police force said the spate of violent crime in recent weeks gives the impression that the criminals are outwitting the Royal Bahamas Police Force, adding that officers need to increase their presence in hot-spots. "This town (is we will surpass last year's record based on the trend," said the high-ranking officer, who did not want to named. "We have to restrategise because it appears as though these fellas are beating us, they are not feeling the pres sure of police," said the senior officer. "We have to empty all of these offices and get officers on the streets, but you could have a million cars on patrol and still have a million armed robberies. So we (need officers) hitting the hot spots." To help prevent crime by getting weapons and illegal items off the streets, the force needs more random searches co-ordinated simultaneously throughout the capital and special operations. "We need more stop and search. We are not consistent, we will do a decent operation today and feel good about it, but we wouldn't do it again until something else happens," said the source. His comments come as police probe a slew of violent attacks and murders, most recently the shooting of a man outside a popular take-away restaurant and the killing of a man found in an outhouse on Inagua. Assistant Commissioner in charge of crime Glenn Miller yesterday agreed that 2009's murder count which he put at around 89 murders could be topped this year. "If the trend continues, but I certainly hope it doesn't," said ACP Miller. He maintains that many of the country's violent attacks are revenge driven. "A lot of what you see going on now, though we don't have the evidence, they might stem from other matters there's a lot of family SEE page nine MR WILLIAM Paul (Bill Holowesko, 77, died at 7.30 yesterday morning at his Lyford Cay residence after a long ill ness. Funeral services will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, November 16, at St Pauls Catholic Church, Lyford Cay. Instead of flowers those who wish may make a donation in his memory to Aquinas College WPH Library, c/o Box N7776348. n SEE PHOTOS, PAGE 9 BILL HOLOWESK O DIES WELCOMETOOASIS: WORLDSLARGESTSHIPARRIVES FREEPORT: A 17-year-old girl of Eight Mile Rock has been reported missing to police by her mother. Chayne Stuart, of Jones Town, disap peared on October 13 when she was last seen at home TEENAGE GIRL MISSING By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A CREW member who sur vived a fire that destroyed the SS Yarmouth Castle believes the sunken cruiseliner may hold jewels and riches beneath the sea. Today marks the 45th anniversary of the fire that destroyed and sunk the vessel. Ninety persons onboard, including several Bahamians, died when the ship which ran pleasure cruises from Miami to Nassau in the 1960s went up in flames just 60 miles off Nassau. Teddy Johnson, who was an 18-year-old waiter when the ship caught fire in 1965, thinks the wreckage is of historical significance and wants govern ment officials and international marine salvagers to raise the vessel. "The safe is waterproof for 50 years, it's only been 45 years," said Mr Johnson, now 65 years old. "Passengers used to put their jewellery in there, our payroll was there you still have jewellery and money in there sealed tight," he specu lated. The cruiseliner left Miami en route to Nassau on November 12, 1965, and was due to arrive in Nassau the next day. Shortly before 1am on November 13, a mattress placed too close to a lighting circuit in Room 610 a storage room caught fire. The room was filled with mattresses and paint cans which fuelled the flames. Mr Johnson, affectionately Sunken cruiseliner may hold jewels and riches Photo: Wikipedia HISTORIC: The Yarmouth Castle sailing under her original name, Evangeline CHAYNE STUART By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com SENIOR Justice John Lyons missed an opportunity to fully investigate attorneys accused of misconduct in the Pinewood debacle by failing to do the necessary follow through, it was claimed. It requires more on his behalf than just sending a copy of the ruling, said a senior member of the Bahamas Bar Association. In a 2003 ruling, Justice Lyons hinted at possible wrong doing on the part of several attorneys and the interested parties, noting blatant fraud was at play in attempts to substantiate a certificate of title to land in Pinewood. Justice Lyons ordered the court to forward its ruling to the Registrar, Bar Association, Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecutions for disciplinary action, contempt action and investigations into possible breaches of the Penal Code. Senior Justice missed opportunity to fully investigate attorneys accused of misconduct By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org ANY current or future development in the Exuma Land and Sea Park must be done in a focused and properly managed fashion, FNM MP for Garden Hills, Brensil Rolle has contended. As an Exumian by birth, Mr Rolle said he has a spe cial interest in the ongoing debate regarding the sanctity of the park, and stressed that any development there must be environmentally sound and not negatively affect the Call for proper Exuma park management SEE page nine SEE page nine SEE page 12 SEE page nine
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM WEOFFERDEGREEPROGRAMMESINAWIDERANGEOFDISCIPLINESINCLUDING:University of Technology, Jamaica U ni v e r s i t y o f Te c h n o l o g y J a m ai c a Excellence Through Knowledge New programmesGraduateDoctor of Pharmacy (Post Baccalaureate) Doctor of Philosophy in Career and Technical Education Master in Architecture Master in Business Administration (with seven majors) Master in Public Health Master of Science in Built Environment Master of Science in Career and Technical Education Master of Science in Educational Leadership & Management Master of Science in Finance Master of Science in Health Administration Master of Philosophy in Pharmaceutics Master of Philosophy in Career and Technical Education Master of Science in Workforce Education & DevelopmentUndergraduate-B.Sc in Accounting B.Eng in Agricultural Engineering B.A in Apparel Design, Production & Management B.Sc in Applied Science B.Sc in Applied Statistics B.A in Architectural Studies Bachelor in Business Administration (with seven majors B.Ed in Business & Computer Studies B.Eng in Chemical Engineering B.Sc in Child and Adolescent Development B.Eng in Civil Engineering B.A in Communication Arts & Technology B.Sc in Computing (with two majors B.Eng in Construction Engineering B.Sc in Construction Management B.Sc in Dental Assisting B.Sc in Dental Hygiene B.Sc in Dental Laboratory Technology B.Sc in Dental Nursing/Therapy B.Sc in Dietetics/Nutrition B.Sc in Economics B.Sc in Entrepreneurship B.Eng in Electrical Engineering B.Sc in Environmental Health B. 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Visit our booth at the International College Fair 2010 Wyndham Nassau Resort Cable BeachNovember 18 -19, 2010 US Ambassador Nicole Avant spearheaded a team of e mbassy officials who travelled to Fresh Creek, Andros for the delivery of a humanitarian, educational and goodwill donation to the Central Andros High School. T he donation was part of Project Handclasp, which is run by the US Navys Atlantic Undersea Testing and Evalu ation Centre (AUTEC Embassy officials present for Wednesdays ceremony included: Lieutenant Commander Janice Smith, Navy Liai-s on Officer; Lieutenant Brian Betz, US Coast Guard Liaison Officer; and Erica Thibault, Public Affairs Officer. On arrival in Andros the group was met by Island Admin istrator Oscar Munroe and other local government officials. T he first stop was the Central Andros High School, where students were assembled in anticipation of Ambassador Avants arrival. Dance F ollowing a brief welcome by Principal Andrae Nairn, and a mini rake n scrape song and dance performance by the schools choir, AUTEC Commander Richard Sharpe xplained that Project Handclasp is an official US Navy programme which co-ordinates the transportation and delivery of humanitarian, educational, and material goods donated by Americans for distribution in locations that host US Navy bases, such as Andros. T he donation, worth around $2,000, included textbooks, hygiene and medical products, school supplies, and stuffed animals. To date, AUTEC has distributed five pallets of Project Handclasp materials to students at Fresh Creek Primary,B owen Sound and Behring Point primary schools, and Central Andros High. Commander Sharp noted that AUTEC will continue the Project Handclasp initiative at least twice annually. In addition, Central Andros High received a large dona t ion of equipment from the AUTEC community to establish the schools first Home Economics department, including ironing boards, a microwave, bowls, pitchers and otheru tensils. During the one day visit to Andros, Ambassador Avant and her team had an in depth meeting with Island Admin istrator Oscar Munroe. Ambassador Avant also toured AUTEC and participat ed in a meet-and greet with both Bahamian and American employees. AUTEC is the largest employer in Andros, providing jobs for more than 200 Bahamians. US Ambassador travels to Andros for AUTEC donation to Central Andros High School THIS unusual piece of art found opposite Fox Hill Creek off the Eastern Road caught the attention of drivers passing it on their daily commute. An unknown artist appears to have fashioned a chair out of an old shopping cart. Next to the metal chair another part of the trolley has been made into a piece symbolising a toilet, with a restroom sign pointing towards it. The meaning behind the sign above the cart sculpture which states welcome to my leaving room has also intrigued passersby. Leaving room is clearly a play on living room, but it could also be someones call for help, one resident of the area speculated. Shopping carts have been used by modern sculptors around the world as raw material for the creation of art. Some artists leave the trolleys fairly intact while placing them in interesting locations or formations, while others dismantle them completely to create new forms or structures. TROLLEYSTRANGE STREET ART CATCHES THE EYE PACKET OFSUPPLIES: Central Andros High School Principal Andrae Nairn (leftsecond left presents a packet of supplies from the Project Handclasp donation to a student from Central Andros High School. EMBRACE: US Ambassador Nicole Avant embraces a young student from Central Andros High School as he accepts a packet of supplies donated by Project Handclasp. US AMBASSADOR Nicole Avant (third from left mander Richard Sharp (fourth from left cials and officials from AUTEC as they pause for a moment to admire the beautiful plants and flowers grown in the nursery at AUTEC. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f
EDITOR, The Tribune. The letter you published this morning from Stevena nd Judy Philips prompted me to write. A bout a month ago, I returned home at LPIA at about 1.30pm on a flight from Charlotte, NC. When I arrived in the Immigration hall, I couldnt believe my eyes as every single Immigration officers line was all the way to the back of the hall. There were arriving flights from the US, Jamaica and Cuba. The horror, however, was in the Customs hall where disorganisation and chaos reigned. Firstly, there wasv ery little supervision by anyone (Ministry ofT ourism, Customs or NAD) or any proper signage to inform or direct persons where to go, especially the hundreds of visitors who may not have been accustomed to such madness in an airport. Many of them were completely frustrated and angered. Secondly, and what was even more frustrating was the Customs Departments decision to process those arriving from Jamaica and Cuba on the Nothing To Declare line. Now we all have heard about what happens when persons arriving from these places are checked by officers. I had no checked baggage and a small pullman. I did no shopping whatsoever in the US and had nothing to declare. I stood on that line for over one hour 30 minutes before clearing to leave. This was ridiculous. What made it even worse is that there were two Customs belts at the west of the hall which were vacant and which could have been used to process persons especial ly since there were at least two (presumably officers standing against thew all observing what was going on. T he authorities at the airport really need to have a co-ordinated plan on busy arrival days to accommodate all arriving passengers to minimise inconvenience. The airport, however, is the tourists first impression and that Sunday afternoon was embarrassing to me as a Bahamian. We say we are a tourist nation, but the experience of those tourists arriv ing that day left many saying this is my last time coming here. One final point, after going through the Customs check, there needs to be a sign showing visitors which way to proceed out of the Customs Hall as many turned left and had to be directed the other way. That day was the first time I realised that there wasnt any such sign. We really need to do better. GERALD SIMMONS Nassau, November, 2010. EDITOR, The Tribune. I write on the topic of literacy and particularly this as it relates to our young children and teenagers who are still in school, be they kindergartene rs, juniors or seniors. Generally we know that the term literacy speaks to ones collective reading and writing ability. If one can read and write, one is said to be literate. If one cannot read and write (in ones spoken tongue) one is considered illiterate. Obviously, it is understood that the literate reader and writer can successfully decipher and convey messages and information respectively. In other words, the literate individual can read the thoughts of another and he can also convey his own thoughts in writing to others. Unless one is a very good artist of the painting sort, to be unable to communicate ones thoughts is essentially the same as to not have any thoughts. As I consider all of the above, I am convinced that literacy then is the foundation upon which all learning is built. The learning results in knowledge which empowers the learner, enabling him to become an independent indi vidual contributing to and sustaining himself within society; the basic aim of any modern society for its people. In the world in which we live, it is essential that individuals are capable of reading and comprehending the written word. It goes without saying that they must also be capable of adequately conveying their own thoughts and/or ideas in writing. Further, these lessons must be learnt by the time an individual attains adolescence, if he or she is going to become an independent adult capable of adequately providing for and sustaining himself without any remedial intervention exercises. Communication if all success is hinged on ones grasp of this art, imagine the person equipped with a bank of 10,000 words all of which he has mastered and does use interchangeably. Now imagine someone with an accounto f 1,000 words, half of which are not regarded in the real world, a quarter of which are more often than not incor rectly used, and a quarter of which he has indeed mastered. Which one would you want to employ? Imagine if we Bahamians took a stand and made literacy our single nonpartisan collective focus as a country for say the next 13 consecutive years, that is, starting with the next group of kindergartners and ending when they reach 12th grade. Imagine if we took out all the stops and bombarded each K classroom and surroundings with words and books and writings a nd learning and things conducive to positive and innovative thinking; encouraging them to strive to do and to be; to know and to see. Can you imagine this country after such an exercise? In my view we have started many epidemics in this country knowingly and otherwise; most of them negative, where our school-aged youngsters are concerned. I say lets start a positive epidemic for a change. Lets call it the learning bug and lets make certain that every single child in this country gets the itch and keeps it. At the moment it is said that we do not produce much of anything naturally here in the Bahamas. I have always disagreed with this view, since we produce quite a lot of children here. Lets capitalise on them. Lets make them the best that they can be, and they in turn will make us the best that we can be. Lets make literacy for all, top priority, and lets start now! BAHAMAS AGAINST CRIME LITERACY PROJECT VOLUNTEER Nassau, November 9, 2010 C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master L EON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 S IR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. P ublisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday S hirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama W EBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm W ASHINGTON Leaders of a commiss ion established to find a way of cutting the U.S. budget deficits are baldly calling out the budget myths of both political parties, challenging lawmakers to engage in the "adult conversation" they say they want. T he commission's plan, mixing painful cuts to Social Security and Medicare with big tax i ncreases, has no chance of enactment as written, certainly not as a whole. But the commis sion's high profile will make it harder for Republicans and Democrats simply to keep reciting their established tax and spending posi-t ions without acknowledging real sacrifices that progress against government deficits wouldd emand. It is time for both conservatives and liberals t o "put up or shut up," says Jon Cowan, head of the centrist-Democratic group Third Way, which praised the bold new proposals and urged politicians to show courage. Republicans failed to produce their often-promisedd eficit reductions when they controlled the government, Cowan said, and Democrats r efuse to acknowledge that entitlement programmes such as Social Security, the govern m ent-run pension programme and the largest health care programme, Medicare, must be t rimmed. Already, some top elected officials have declared Wednesday's proposals by the leaders of President Barack Obama's bipartisan commission unacceptable. Others still say deficits can be reduced in relatively easy ways, a notion that few mainstream economists accept. There's no need to trim Social Securi t y, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, a favourite of the ultraconservative tea party faction, said S unday on NBC's "Meet the Press." ''If we can just cut the administrative waste," he said, "we can cut hundreds of billions of dollars a year at the federal level." Well, no. As amply demonstrated by the p anel's co-chairmen, former Clinton White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles and retired R epublican Sen. Alan Simpson, taming the deficit requires real pain all around. One pers on's government "waste" is another's essential programme. The co-chairmen's ideas, which they agree are simply a starting point, include calls to raise the Social Security retirement age and reduce scheduled benefit increases, whack t he Pentagon budget, cut farm subsidies and increase the federal tax on gasoline by 15 cents a gallon. The most vocal critics of the plan, which w ould cut spending by $3 for every $1 raised through higher taxes, are Democrats. Many will oppose strongly the bid to raise slowly the full Social Security retirement age to 69 from 65. Republicans, especially three commissionm embers appointed by incoming House Speaker John Boehner, probably will balk at tax increases. Opinion is split on whether 14 of the panel's 18 members ultimately will agree on a plan. That is the number needed to demonstrate bipartisan support and send the measure to the Senate and, possibly, the House for a vote. E ither way, commission members are unlikely t o produce legislation that could become law. They could, however, bless a set of recommendations that would put lawmakers on record for or against a serious deficit-reduction recipe. T he panel was created out of both parties' frustration with the government's chronic i nability to control budget deficits and the national debt. The idea is that Republicans and Democrats might join hands and vote for an unpopular mix of tax increases and programme reductions because the shame andh ypocrisy of doing nothing would be too great. Ultimately it is the public that often drivesd ecisions by lawmakers and a president, all craving re-election. That does not necessarily h elp. "The voters are the most culpable group of all," says former Rep. Tom Davis, a Repub lican. They embrace the idea that "we don't need new revenues, and all these programmes are sacrosanct," he said in an interview. Nobody wants to make hard decisions," Davis said. Obama created the commission a fter the Senate rejected a plan by Sens. Kent Conrad, a Democrat, and Republican Judd G regg, to establish a similar but stronger pan el comprising exclusively lawmakers and a dministration officials. Bowles and Simpson no longer hold top offices, so they were able to produce a plan that would gore everyone's ox. It is actually a discussion draft, which the men decided to p ublicize after Wednesday's commission meeting because leaks seemed inevitable. T heir proposal surprised many people because the duo had kept such a low profile b efore this week. Expectations have been low that they would be able to produce any thing that could get support from enough members of their own panel. But in releasing such a slap-in-the-face plan, t he co-chairmen grabbed headlines and riveted interest groups across the political spectrum. In o ne stroke, they seemed to change the national conversation on the deficit, at least for a w hile. Besides Democrats concerned about big cuts in entitlement programmes, the plan may cause discomfort for dozens of Republicans who won congressional elections last week after vowing to cut the deficit but offering few o r no details about how to do it. The House Republicans' "Pledge to America" does not p ropose touching Social Security and Medicare, instead focusing vaguely on domestic prog rammes passed every year by Congress, which amount only to about one-seventh of the budget. Even people who do not like the BowlesSimpson plan credited the men for jump-start ing a national debate on the nation's precarious f iscal posture. "The positive aspects of this are that they say, 'It's got to be both revenues and spending. ... You can't get there with getting rid of waste, fraud and abuse and ear marks,'" said James Horney of the liberal Centre on Budget and Policy Priorities. ( This article was written by Andrew Taylor and Charles Babington of the Associated Press). Lets make our children the very best they can be! 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Thursdays page 2 Retrial after murder trial ends in hung jury prompts some thought. Many years ago as a juror, I recall the sentiment of my fel low jurors was that there was no premeditation in a death inflicted in a heated argument, and hence we did not wish to entertain a murder charge, but instead a manslaughter charge. Is this the case here? A retrial is such a waste of everybodys time. But this leads to another question. Is a jury capable of ren dering a fair verdict, given the complexity of the law and instructions to the jury, the typically conflicting, dubious, par tial and flimsy evidence, and a layman jurors complete lack of schooling or training to address the mess? I understand that justice in some jurisdictions is dispensed purely by professionals without the need for a jury of peers. Just throwing it out there. PIETER HALE Nassau, November 11, 2010. Retrial is such a waste of time
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM A MAN was arraigned yesterday in connection with the seizure of just over $500,000 worth of marijuana. Gregory Seymour, 34, alias Gregory John, was arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane yesterday. I t is alleged that the Cowpen Road resident was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana with the intent to supply on W ednesday November 10. According to reports, police netted more than half a million d ollars worth of marijuana when they raided a home west of Cowpen Road. Police searched the home and discovered a num ber of crocus sacks containing marijuana scattered throughout the house. The drugs reportedly had a combined weight of 526 pounds and a street value of $526,000. S eymour pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to Her Majestys Prison. T he case was adjourned to November when Seymour is expected back in court for a bail hearing. Man ar raigned over seizur e of marijuana wor th over $500,000 ST ANDREWS Presbyterian Kirk is celebrating its 200th anniversary with a banquet and special worship service. The banquet will be held on November 27 at the Nassau Yacht Club on East Bay Street at 7pm and the service will be held at the Kirk the following morning at 10.30am. The Kirk was built in 1810, but the history of Scottish Presbyterianism in the Bahamas stretches back to revolutionary war in the United States, which caused 1,500 or more British loyalists to settle here in 1783. Among them was 29-year-old Michael Malcolm, who in 1808 wrote to the St Andrews Society suggesting the building of a church where he and his fellow Scotsmen could meet in keeping with the rites and traditions of the Scottish Church. The society had been formed in 1798 and consisted of 55 men of Scottish origin. They agreed to donate towards the construction of the church and a ministers salary and they created a building fund which raised In June of 1810, they purchased the land where the Kirk now stands on Duke Street for Bahamas Currency; about $13,700 today. The contract was awarded to John Fowler and Alexander Wildgoose; but Mr Wildgoose died soon after. When plans were finalised, the Freemasons were invited to lay the cornerstone of the church. The men chosen as trustees to oversee the erection of the church were: Michael Malcolm, William Kerr, James Wood, Neil McQueen and Walter Findlay. In 1823, the Kirk mourned the loss of Michael Malcolm who died on March 29. After his death, the Royal Gazette pub lished these words: It may be said that, he was the father of the Presbyterian Church in this town, for he was the first to set on foot a subscription for building the church, and he persevered in the measure until it was completed,and a minister established in it. In 1872 the Kirk started a Mission School in Bain Town to provide religious education on Sunday afternoons for young people of that area who were not affiliated with other Sunday Schools. A sewing school was also allowed to meet in the Girls Western Schoolroom once a week with the permission of the Board of Education. In 1891, Miss Emily E Dickenson of New York, founded the Quarry Mission on Nassau Street in the building where the original mission school had begun in 1872. Teachers from St Andrews Sunday School assisted her. The school was such a success that they built a new building in 1893. It was a non-denomi national school which held afternoon classes and when the Mission closed in 1925 the property was bought by the Board of Education. In 1910 the First Nassau Company of the Boys Brigade was started at the Kirk. It is a well-known organisation that boasted 120,000 members throughout the British Empire. In the words of their constitution the purpose of the Brigade was the advancement of Christs kingdom among boys, and the promotion of habits of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-respect and all that tends toward a true christian manliness. Reorganising In 1948 the Kirks Rev J Herbert Poole was invited by the governor to assist in the reorganising of the Bahamas Boy Scouts Associa tion. Also in that year, Rev Poole started St Andrew's School which first opened its doors with an enrollment of 24 students. In 1975 the Session held a vote to add two new women elders to their ranks Peggy Jones, whos husband Roger was already an Elder and Marjorie Pritchard. They were the first women elders of St Andrews Kirk and there was great opposition to their appointments. In 1994 at a session meeting, a unani mous vote was passed to create a St Andrews-Lucaya Session Committee to investigate the possibility of becoming an indepen dent Presbyterian Church of the Bahamas when it is deemed necessary and/or the Bahamian churches are strong enough to take such action. Sixteen years after the initial discussions to separate from the Church of Scotland, a vote was conducted in Scotland at the Annual General Assembly attended by Rev Scott Kirkland of the Freeport Church, to let all their overseas charges go. Earlier this year, the Kirk officially joined the Evangelical Presbytery of Florida in order to work more closely with its leaders in an effort to learn how to start a Presbytery of the Bahamas which would encompass the Pres byterian churches in Freeport and Marsh Harbour. S T ANDREW S KIRK MARKING 200TH BIRTHDAY WITH BANQUET AND SERVICE B y NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com TWO men charged with conspiring to murder four people w ho died in a house fire last September were arraigned in Supreme Court yesterday. Eltorio Ferguson, 29, and John Tellus, 30, appearedb efore Senior Justice Jon Isaacs and were arraigned on four counts of conspiracy to commit murder. The two men are a ccused of conspiring to commit the murders of Theresa Brown, 51; her daughter Kayshala Bodie, 18; and grandd aughter Telair Johnson, one; as well as their neighbour 18y ear-old Savanna Stuart. They all died in a suspected arson attack on September 17, 2009 in the familys home on Wilson Tract. F erguson and Tellus both pleaded not guilty to thec harges. The men are also charged with conspiring to comm it arson on Ms Browns home. They both pleaded not guilty to that charge as well. Ferguson, who was represented by attorney GeoffreyF arquharson, told the court he was in prison when the offences r eportedly took place. Tellus told the court he w ould give particulars of his alibi to the Attorney Generals Office within 21 days. Mr Farquharson made an a pplication to the court to have h is client released on bail. Prosecutor Darnell Dorsette objected, citing the serious nature of the offenses and the possibilityt hat Ferguson might interfere with witnesses in the case. She also noted that Ferguson could be a flight risk, stating t hat police had arrested him in A baco. Ms Dorsette claimed the prosecution intended to present evidence showing that Fer-g uson had instructed Tellus to burn down his girlfriends house. Mr Farquharson informed the court that his client had been in Abaco in relation toa nother court matter when police arrested him. He said hisc lient is not a flight risk. The attorney also asked the j udge to take into account that his client would have been imprisoned for some two years before he stands trial. Senior Justice Isaacs denied t he bail application, noting that while he accepted that thea ccused was not a flight risk, there were no conditions he c ould impose to ensure that Ferguson did not become a threat to the community. Tellus and Ferguson are expected to stand trial on April 2 5, 2011. Two charged with murder conspiracy T he holiday season is fast approaching and one of the hallmark events for this time of year, the Bahamas National Trust Jollification, has been announced for November 20 and 21 at the Retreat on Village Road. S ponsored by Bristol Wines and Spirits, the event is a major fund-raiser for the Trust. Once again, exhibitors will be offering samples of their arts and crafts as well as a variety of food and beverages. T he 2009 award winning exhibitors were Dr W endy Stuart with her display of exotic Bahamian soaps and Chevys Accessories. JOLLIFICATION ON NOVEMBER 20, 21 No IPTC Header found Scenes from Jollifications in the past
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010Theme: As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Jamicko Forde 11:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Dr. Jewel Dean 7:00 p.m.Memorial Service /Rev. Carla Culmer /Lay Preachers R OTARY N EWS Art EVENT Jazz, a a n n d d W W i i n n e e (Photo by Azaleta Ishmael-Newry J EWELLERYSHOPPING: T HE Rotary Club of Southeast Nassaus 2009 Jazz, Wine and Arts Event at Fort Charlotte. Janet Fountain shops for jew ellery at the event while her husband William Fountain chats with the local artisan Nadia Campbell about her creations. OFFICIAL appointments have been made to the newly established Utilities A ppeal Tribunal an institution which A ttorney General John Delaney said is a critical element in the regulatory regime governing the utilities sector. Senator Delaney, who also serves as Mini ster of Legal Affairs with responsibility for relations with the Utilities Regulation Competition Authority (URCA instruments of appointment to the members o f the Utilities Appeal Tribunal at the Office o f the Attorney General on Monday. The Tribunal members have been appointed under the Act by the GovernorGeneral on advice of the Judicial and LegalS ervice Commission and are as follows: Cathleen Johnson-Hassan, president; Elliott Lockhart, member; and Lowell Mortimer, member. T he Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction to h ear and determine all appeals, matters and disputes relative to a sector regulated by URCA. The Attorney General said all the a ppointed members are senior and respected members of the legal profession. He congratulated the inaugural members of the Tribunal on their appointments. Also i n attendance were family members and s enior officers of the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs: permanent secretary Archie Nairn, director of Legal Affairs Deborah Fraser, director ofP ublic Prosecutions Vinette Graham Allen, and under-secretary Leroy Sumner. Appointments made to Utilities Appeal Tribunal TWOSCOMPANY: Public relations professionals and Rotarians P Anthony White and Azaleta Ishmael-Newry attended the Rotary Club of Southeast Nassaus 2009 Jazz, Wine and Arts Event at Fort Charlotte. (BIS photos/Letisha Henderson INSTRUMENTSOFAPPOINTMENT: URCA Tribunal members receive instruments of appoint from Attorney General John Delaney. Pictured from left: Elliott Lockhart, member; Lowell Mortimer, member; C athleen Johnson-Hassan, president; John Delaney, Attorney General; Archie Nairn, permanent secretary; Deborah Fraser, director of Legal Affairs; Vinette Graham Allen, director of Public Prosecutions; and Leroy Sumner, under-secretary. T H E Rotary Club of Southeast Nassau held its third annual Jazz, Art and Wine Event last night with proceeds going to local charities. T he event took place at 7.30pm at Fort Charlotte. Guests enjoyed entertainment by the group Jazz E tc and Adrian DAguilar and Co while participating in the wine tasting hosted by Burns House. Those attending also had the opportunity to b rowse and purchase artwork and other crafts by local artists. All funds raised will be contributed to local charities. \ (Photo: Azaleta Ishmael-Newry N OTABLEPERFORMANCE: J AZZ Etc entertains the crowd. (Photo by Azaleta Ishmael-Newry HAVINGFUN: THE Rotary Club of Southeast Nassaus 2009 Jazz, Wine and Arts Event held in Nassau takes place again tonight at Fort Charlotte. Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their n eighbour hoods. Perhaps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning f or improvements in the area or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM P UBLIC Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant officially opened a driver education workshop on Thursday with the pur-p ose of introducing the driver educator instructors manual and the driving simulator. The workshop is a joint venture between the Road Traffic Department and the Ministry of Education. M r Grant said his ministry recognises that schools offer children a variety of controlled environments where they learn,p ractice and are regularly reinforced in positive behaviour and the art of making good decisions. As the majority of children are enrolled in schools, we feel that schools provide a l arge window of access to this population. Furthermore, from a health promotion pers pective, teaching road safety is consistent with improved academic achievement due to the fact that poor health, injury of disability( resulting from a traffic mishap) can disrupt learning, said Mr Grant. Participants included student driver i nstructors from senior high schools through out the country. Family Islands represented were Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, Long I sland, Inagua, Cat Island, San Salvador, Andros and Abaco. S enior government officials in attendance included Philip Turner, controller, Road Traffic Department; Lionel Sands, directori n the Ministry of Education; Colin Higgs, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Pub lic Works and Transport; Brad Smith, assis tant controller, Road Traffic Department; Errol McPhee, coordinator of the Trans p ort Policy and Planning Unit and other senior government officials. Mr Grant said his ministry has been priv i leged to partner with public and private schools in many road safety initiatives throughout the schools. We are grateful to our schools and teachers along with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and our corporate sponsors for their support of initiatives of the Road Traffic Department. Some of the initiatives includeR oad Safety Youth Symposium, Road Safety Speech Contest and the Driving Simulator Programme. Wonderful T he programme along with other mentioned initiatives provide a wonderful opport unity for teachers, students, parents and the community to ensure that the next gen eration of drivers is more knowledgeable, he a dded. Mr Sands said it is critical that the dri vers education course that is taught includesc ourtesies that can change the attitude of young drivers. He said it his hope that the partnership with the Department of Education and the Road Traffic Department results in all highs chool graduates getting the best in dri vers education so that students are safe as they drive the streets. M r Higgs commended the Department of Road Traffic for the implementation of its m andate as it relates to road safety and its partnership with the Ministry of Education. In addition to understanding the rules of t he road and learning how to drive, Mr Hig gs said young people must be conscious and aware that they must drive safely and ensure the safety of all road users. Road Traffic Department holds driver education workshop (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson PUBLIC Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant chats with Road Traffic Controller Philip Turner during a driver education workshop on Thursday, November 11 at Workers House. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson NEKO Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport, officially opens the driver education programme workshop organised by the Road Traffic Department. Pictured seated at table from left is Philip Turner, Road Traffic Controller, and Karen Mortimer, road safety project officer. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson PARTICIPANTS in the opening ceremony of the Road Traffic Departments driver education programme from left: Lionel Sands, director or Education; Colin Higgs, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport, and Philip Turner, Road Traffic Controller. THE Saxons Superstars have collected proceeds from the first episode of Junkanoo Fan Festival 2010 from Kalik and the Burns House Group. Junkanoo Fan Festival, back by popular demand and now in its second year, is a four-event series designed to assist junkanoo groups with their fundraising efforts. Like last year, each of the events is hosted by Kalik and the Burns House Group at their Butler and Sands grounds and features Bahamian food, rake n scrape music, and junkanoo rush-outs. As the featured group of the November 6 launch event, the Saxons performed the rush-outs of the night and were granted gate proceeds funds that will go a long way in helping to defray the cost of preparing for the upcoming Boxing and New Years Day parades. In thanking Kalik and Burns House, Percy Vola Frances, leader of the Saxons, said: Junkanoo Fan Festival and other events like it are important vehicles in preserving our culture. Gr ateful We are extremely grateful to Burns House for their generosity and longstand ing commitment to Junkanoo and all things Bahamian. Junkanoo Fan Festival 2010 continues with The Valley Boys on November 13; The Roots on November 27; and One Family on December 4. The Butler and Sands grounds opens at 5pm for each event. PICTURED (L to R leader, Saxons; Toby Austin, back line leader, Saxons; Brent Ferguson, group sales manager, Burns House Group. KALIK GIVES SAXONS JUNKANOO FAN FEST PROCEEDS
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM -,00<&$'($8RI )LUH7UDLO5G EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYRestaurant managers needed for leading fast food franchiseRequirements : Please submit resume to: Human Resources Department North 5,&$5'2-($1%$37,67(RI 0,11,(675((71$66$8%$+$0$6 6$5$+-((1-$0($8RI (;80$675((73%2;1$66$8%$+$0$6 FIDELITY BANK DONATES MORE THAN $9,000 TO THE RANFURLY HOME FOR CHILDREN THE Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF to educate and inspire a new generationof filmmakers. Festival executives announced this week that they will be expanding the popular youth film workshop during the s eventh annual BIFF by partnering with s chools throughout Nassau and integrating the workshops directly into classrooms. BIFF said it is also bringing back the filmmaker's residency programme. In years past, BIFF has provided the Bahamian and Caribbean community with the opportunity to receive invaluable mentoring from industry profes sionals, festival organisers said. This year, BIFF has expanded to include filmmakers from around the world to submit screenplays that are b ased in the Bahamas or Caribbean r egion. The filmmakers' residency programme nurtures new filmmakers and screenwriters by providing them with an unrivalled opportunity to spend a full day with accomplished professionals who make a living working in the industry from Los Angeles and New York, BIFF said. BIFF 2010 begins on Wednesday, December 1 and runs through Sunday, December 5. This years opening film is the critically lauded comedy Tamara Drewe and c losing the festival will be The Kings S peech starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. BIFF is a non-profit organisation with the aim of offering the local community and international festivalgoers with a diverse presentation of films from the Bahamas and around the world. BIFF continues efforts to inspire new filmmakers Fidelity Bank (Bahamas the Ranfurly Home for Children to assist in the operation of the home. A staff-wide fundraiser produced more than $4,000 for the home. Doubling this, Fidelity Bank was able to present more than $9,000 to the Ranfurly Home. The donation is just the beginning of the relationship that Fidelity Bank is seeking to create with home. The goal is to become more involved and more hands on in 2011, said Denise Barnes, human resource director at Fidelity Bank. Ms Barnes plans meet with the homes administrators to create an effective volunteer programme that Fidelity staff members and their families can participate in. A spokesperson for the home said: We are grateful to Fidelity for their donation and are impressed with Fidelity staff for stepping up and using their own personal funds to support us. We look forward to finding ways of working together in 2011. T HE Ross University School of Medicine, Bahamas Clinical S ite in Freeport sponsored this years Grand Bahama Conchman Triathlon. General health screening and Body Tracker fitness indices were offered at theR oss tent for all participants and visitors. Screening were provided by members of the healthy lifestyles programme of the Grand Bahama Public Health Authority and local physicians. The screening included height, weight, girth, blood pressure, blood glucose and total cholesterol. Dr Elaine Lundy donated her time to discuss any abnormal findings with individuals so that they could have appropriate information to follow up with their personal physician or health clinic. Local healthcare profession als working along with Ross and providing the screenings were Dr Josephine Bartlett, Dr Helen Coronica, Dr Elaine L undy and Sister Kathy Saunders. R oss also provided the Body Tracker scale, which gives a reading of weight, per cent body fat, basal metabolic rate, bone mass, metabolic age ando ther physiological measures of health and fitness. Ross University students, their family and faculty also participated in the Conchman itself. Sasank Nakka won the fastest overall run; Ralph Sonny Reed and Mina Shaker got second and third in the mens 20-29 age group respectively; Lindsey Ling and Amber Keppler got first and third in the women's 20-29 age group respectively. Stephanie Holmsten won the women's 30-39 age group. Lindsey Lings mother, Nancy, and sister, Michelle, came over from Florida to participate and they each got second place in their respected age groups (50-59 and 20-29). Ross University supports the Conchman T riathlon I N THE spirit of Christmas, Via Della Rosa, Nassaus most luxurious gated community in Coral Harbour is inviting Bahamians to give the gift of land this holiday season and invest in a property to secure their familys future. The upscale-gated community will hold an Open House this Saturday, November 13 from 11am to 5pm in conjunc-t ion with leading banks RBC FINCO & RBC Royal Bank. A dditionally, Via Della Rosa plans to reward all new buyers purchasing a lot with them during their Open House this Saturday, as well as during the holidays with an opportunity to enter a special drawing to win a second lot for f ree. T his opportunity has also been extended to existing pur c hasers. The winner will be announced during a special drawing on February 14, 2011, but to win persons must buy now. Via Della Rosa features 300 exclusive prime lots surr ounded by a beautiful lake. Amenities include tennis courts, basketball courts, open green spaces, a kiddies park for k ids, and 24-hour security. Via Della Rosa is located in walking distance to the Coral Harbour Beach. Committed Mr Larry Adams, President of Via Della Rosas commented, At Via Della Rosa we are committed to building lives and helping Bahamian families build their future. So we decided that this coming Saturday would be an ide al time to hold our Open House in which we will provide persons with an opportunity to make the biggest investments of their lives which includes purchasing a lot. The free lot giveaway is another incentive which shows our commitment to the Bahamian community. We are also delighted to launch this special project in conjunction with our financial partners RBC FINCO & RBC Royal Bank. RBC has a long history of helping Bahamians to own their own homes, Mr. Adams added. Mrs Patrice Ritchie, Senior Manager of Mortgages for RBC FINCO said, We here at RBC FINCO & RBC Roy al Bank are committed to providing land and home owner ship opportunities for Bahamians as we realise that this is the most significant investment which a person can make in their lifetime. We are encouraging everyone to attend Via Della Rosas Open House this Saturday. Financing will be available through RBC FINCO & RBC Royal Bank. For more information call Via Della Rosa at 393-7370 or contact your favourite real estate broker. Via Della Rosa launches special drawing for free lot Open House in conjunction with RBC Finco & RBC Royal Bank Bahamas Ltd (Photo: The Bahamas Weekly ROSS at Conchman Triathlon 2010 (l-r Stephanie Scianni, Dr Santy Daya, Hersh Mathur, Richard Bowser, Jacob Smith, Mayelin, Amoros, Dr Harriet Myers, Nikeisha Adams, and Dr Charles Seidel. Photo courtesy: Ross University) POST TRIATHLON ( l-r) Val Nuzhny, Sirish Nakka, Adolfo Castillo (kneeling Reedy, Stephanie Holmsten, Jon Holmsten and Amber Keppler.
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM most beautiful islands in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. What I see is that there is a fundamental difference in policy and in party, in that int he FNM we have disclosed whatever we have done, or will do, and there has absolutely been no conversation about developments within the park area when the PLP was in power. To me that speaks volumes as to who has good intentions;who has the best intentions of the people in mind, because the Bahamian people were told this is what we were doing. Recently Mr Rolle came under fire from a number of his followers on his Facebook page when he posed the question asking Exumians what they thought about the construction of marinas in the Exuma Land and Sea Park. Immediately, a flurry of responses followed, with many persons expressing their outrage that the MP had actually asked for the opinion of Exumians after the government had already granted the approval for the excavation of 12 acres at Bell Island to Prince Karim Aga Khan IV last month. These permits will allow developers to excavate 4.32 acres of upland area for the yacht basin, 2.56 acres ofmarine area for an outer channel, 4.28 acres ofm arine area for a barge landing and 1.9 acres of marine area for the outer area of the barge landing within 11 months on the island which is in the land and sea park. T his entire matter has incensed Bahamians, and Exumians in particular, some of whom have had less than familiar relationships with park wardens who have protected the area ford ecades. H owever, Mr Rolle said that this confrontational response was not the one he was seeking to get when he posed his question on Facebook. The response I was looking for was this one that there has never been before this government any consid eration for any commercial marina in the park. This government has not considered and there has not been any proposal on this govern ment to create a commercial marina in the park. What has come to this government is what has come to every single government since I was born; and that is that the owners of these islands they all want to create a boat basin to protect their yachts because many of the islands have no safe har bours. So many of them have asked governments in the past to see to the extent that they can construct basins to protect their vessels or provide safe passage for their vessels. But the difference between the PLP and the FNM though is we talk about it. We come to the Bahamian public and say this is what we are going to do. That is the fundamental difference between the PLP and the FNM. Because when previous developments occurred (in the past) at other islands in the park you didnt hear this discussions. Those discus sions never took place. Nearly every single privately owned island in the Exuma chain, their harbours had to be dredged or they had to be provided with some kind of boat basin. So whether we are talking about Indigo Island, Soldier Cay (which are both in the Land and Sea Park), even Warderwick Wells where the park headquarters is, had to be dredged so the park warden could get to Warderwicks Wells, he said. Mr Rolle added that he hopes with this national conversation on the Exuma Land and Sea Park underway, Bahamians are able to look at the value of what is being said and not skew the issue with politics. Call for proper Exuma park management F ROM page one Murder count nears new high and friends that are angry." Up to press time there were 82 recorded murders for the year. The most recent murder victim, identified by police as 27-year-old Andrew Levingston Rolle of Plane Street in Pinewood Gardens, was shot near Bertha's Go-Go Ribs in Coconut Grove around 7.30 pm Thursday. Rolle was sitting in his car which police say is a Jaguar model with his girlfriend when a gunman shot him. His girlfriend was unharmed. Rolle later died in hospital. Police had no one in custody for the killing up to press time and say it does not appear that robbery was a motive. His death came a day after James Carney, 39, was found inside a hole in an outdoor toilet in Inagua. Police have classified his death as a homicide. On Tuesday evening, father-of four Telisa Cener was found lying on his back at the entrance of his Chippingham home with a single bullet wound to the chest. Later that night, around 8.15pm, a group of men sit ting on Fox Hill Park near the basketball court were shot at by three masked men, one of whom was armed with a shotgun. It is reported that the group ran to escape the masked men. However, a 24-year-old man suffered multiple gun shot wounds to the body. Last week, 40-year-old Sheria Curry, of Step Street was killed in a drive-by shooting in Fox Hill. Her 10-year-old son Shanko Smith was also shot in his thigh. FROM page one Senior Justice missed opportunity to fully investigate attorneys accused of misconduct It is understood that the ethics committee of the Bar Association never received transcripts of the trial. None of the institutions has acted on the findings of the Supreme Court, according to executives at Arawak Homes. In his judgment Justice Lyons found John Sands, aided by his attorney Leon Smith of Smith, Smith and Co, fraudulently obtained title to a 156-acre tract of land owned by Arawak Homes. Mr Smith was later disbarred for an unre lated matter. Recent attempts by Mr Smith to be reinstated resulted in his arrest. A decision is pending with the Bar Council. Misconduct Justice Lyons also accused lawyer Derrence Rolle, now a magistrate, and James Thompson, now deceased, of serious misconduct and wasting court time as they represented John Sands and his attorney Mr Smith in the land dispute with Arawak Homes. The sons of Mr Thompson have made several attempts to clear their fathers name in the face of unfair smears. Many commentators have called Justice Lyons ruling a clear indictment of the various attorneys. However, some say Justice Lyons was notorious for making noise and shoot ing from the hip. Justice Lyons shoots from the hips. In a lot of cases he castigates people, but when it comes time for him to sign his name on the dotted line for a formal complaint he never did, said a senior attorney. There have been instances where Justice Lyons took the proper and required action, but not in the case of Mr Sands and his band of attorneys, she claimed. Justice Lyons is now retired and living in Australia. Magistrate Derrence Rolle was appointed to the bench three years after he was criticised by Justice Lyons in his judgment on the Arawak Homes case. The appointment was made by Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall in 2006. Questions raised about the promotion of Mr Rolle seem to fallen on deaf ears. Government agencies could give no explanation in view of the September 2003 Supreme Court judgment. Justice Lyons has to go a step further definitely. That is in law called a by the way. You ought not even quote that as an attorney unless you are saying it has some substance. It is his opinion. If they wanted to deal with it from that aspect they could have, but they did not, said another attorney, familiar with the case. She pointed to the fact that Magistrate Rolle is always having his matters appealed when he makes certain rulings. He has the (reputation appeals being overturned. Certainly if they felt he ought not to be there he would have been removed by now, she said. Just this week, Magistrate Rolle was criti cised by the Court of Appeal for exceeding his sentencing powers, and issuing a manifestly unlawful sentence in the case of a man charged with burglary and stealing. Justice Lyons had his own idiosyncrasies. Some people liked them; some people didn't; some people respected them; some people didn't, said the attorney. FROM page one around 9.15am by her mother. Asst Supt Hector Delva said the teenager was wearing brown shorts, a yellow shirt and brown slippers. She is of light brown complexion, medium built, and weighs about 145-150lbs. Police are seeking assistance from the public in locat ing Chayne. Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is asked to contact police at 911, the Eight Mile Rock Police Station at 348-3444-5 or the Central Detective Unit at 352-9774-5. FROM page one Teenage girl reported missing By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica Joan McCarthy's voice rises in anger as she describes a police and military raid: Officers searching for a fugitive gang boss grabbed her nephew and son-in-law and hustled them upstairs. O nce they disappeared from view, there was a crackle of gunfire, she says, and moments later, police dragged her sonin-law's body down the stairs, wrapped loosely in a sheet taken from her own bed. Her nephew's bloody body was carriedd own next, she and other slum dwellers allege. Not a trace of either man has turned up in morgues or l ockups since the May raid, they say. "We had some bad men here, but these police are more cold-blooded than the illegal gunmen. Too cold-blooded!"t he 63-year-old McCarthy said with a voice raw with emotion inside her bullet-scarred apartment in Tivoli Gardens, the former stronghold of alleged drug baron Christopher" Dudus" Coke. Coke was captured and sent off to face c harges in the United States after days of street battles that killed 73 civilians and three security officers. The government a nti-gang crackdown that followed is the toughest in the island's history. Soldiers with M-16s and rotating machine guns patrol the streets. Major crimes, especially murders, aret rending downward. But efforts to pacify the slums a source of the violence t hat has damaged Jamaica's reputation and economy are being undermined by anger. Probes into 37 alleged police killings during the raids are stalled, investigators say,a nd government promises of social programmes to soften the blow of the heavy-handed policies have so far been unmet. Those who live in the slums known as "garrisons" remain deeply distrustful of the police and authorities, and critics worry that the recent downward trend in crime will be fleet-i ng. "Not much has changed in the daily lives of the average citizen of Tivoli as the seeds of the original problem are stillt here," said David Silvera, of rights group Jamaicans for Justice. "The criminal elements are merely laying low and regrouping." E ven Jamaicans in normally quiet rural hamlets complain of heavy-handed tactics. On Nov. 9, scores of people in a f arming town in St. James parish mounted roadblocks and marched with signs reading "No more police" because masked officers allegedly killed two young men unjustifiably. C oke was a powerful figure in Prime Minister Bruce Golding's own parliamentary district and the premier resiste d U.S. requests to extradite him for nine months. Finally growing domestic political pressure threatened Golding's career and he ordered police and troops into action. Coken ow faces U.S. drug and gunrunning charges in New York. Since the sustained assault on gangs that began with Coke's capture, police statistics show that the number of murders committed in a single month has dipped below 80 for the first time in eight years, with 77 recorded across thei sland in September. The overall murder toll of 1,065 through the first nine months of the year was down by 135 from last year. And there have been fewer reported shootings, rapes, and robberies. "Operations to stop criminal gangs have been every day, literally. We've used standard police procedures, but oure nforcement has been very energetic and has not let up," said Assistant Police Commissioner Les Green. Green said authorities must focus on taking down gang sters who battled brazenly and violently for control of the drug and extortion trade in the garrisons, feeding one of thew orld's highest murder rates. The island of 2.8 million peo ple had about 1,660 homicides in 2009. Many citizens are relieved by the drop in crime. "It is early days yet but we are encouraged by the trends and the commitment being displayed by the government," said Joseph Matalon, head of the island's most influential business group, the Private Sector Organization. Jamaica is finally dealing with "a very important part of what has been dogging us over the years," said Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, who has seen the island's reputation for crime erode an industry crucial to the local econ omy. Golding says the government realizes force alone won't solve problems in the garrisons. He has promised new social programmes. "It must be a helpful not hostile state," he said shortly after the raids to capture Coke. But few new resources have made it to the slums. Even after a successful debt swap earlier this year, debt payments still take a big chunk of government expenditures. Information Minister Daryl Vaz said plans to upgrade ghetto housing and improve garbage-strewn markets where thousands of the poor eke out a living "will take a little longer." The government has tried to ease the shock of the raids by offering counseling to traumatized youngsters and it has compensated some West Kingston residents whose homes were badly damaged in the assault on Coke's stronghold. Yet there is little progress at answering the complaints that police themselves broke the law. "There's an extraordinary amount of work to be done before this sorry business can be over," said Public Defender Earl Witter, whose office is investigating complaints of 37 extrajudicial killings during the May crackdown. A dearth of ballistics experts and forensic science equipment has created lengthy backlogs. The island has just one functioning comparison microscope to examine bullet fragments that can tie crimes to a specific gun. Witter said ballistics evidence is crucial because many of the security forces wore masks during the operation, so there is not much chance to identify rogue officers by sight. Security officials in Kingston say they don't know any thing about the disappearances of McCarthy's two relatives and another 16-year-old boy and are investigating each allegation of brutality. Allan Bernard, chairman of the Youth Crime Watch of Jamaica, said the government's gang crackdown has displayed the state's might, but will not solve chronic problems in gang-steeped slums, where "dons" like Coke long provided services and imposed discipline order without law. "These leadership structures will rejuvenate and reinvent themselves," Bernard said. Some impoverished Jamaicans are sceptical of a political class with a long history of forging alliances of convenience with gangsters. "What Tivoli needs is opportunities for the average person to have a job and thus have an alternative to a life of crime," said rights activist Silvera. "To date, neither the government, private enterprise nor civil society has been able to fill that void." Jamaica achieves security gains, but slums seethe BILLHOLOWESKO DIESAT 77 MR WILLIAM Paul (Bill w hoe died at 7.30 yest erday morning at his Lyford Cay residence after a long illness, is seen here in pictures f rom the Tribune archives. Bill Holowesko checks information recorded on microfilm and enlarged to full size in the viewing machine. His microfilm library contains copies of all documents on record at the Registry Office. ALLSMILES: Mr. and Mrs. Holowesko pictured in 1973. BILL HOLOWESKO
C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y P revious CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.261.00AML Foods Limited1.011.010.000.1500.0406.73.96% 10.759.67Bahamas 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 Bank2.172.170.000.0160.040135.61.84% 1 2.509.62Cable Bahamas10.4710.470.001.0500.31010.02.96% 2.842.36Colina Holdings2.402.400.000.7810.0403.11.67% 7 .005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1 6.506.500.000.4220.23015.43.54% 3 .651.63Consolidated Water BDRs2.051.88-0.170.1110.04516.92.39% 2.551.60Doctor's Hospital1.601.600.001,5000.1990.1108.06.88% 6.995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 1 0.207.26Finco7.267.260.000.2870.52025.37.16% 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 Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 5.595.00ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.0120.240465.84.29% 10.509.90J. 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January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Oct-10BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 31-Oct-10 30-Sep-10 30-Sep-10CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Oct-10 30-Sep-10 30-Sep-10 5-Nov-10 31-Aug-10MARKET TERMS30-Sep-10 NAV 6MTH 1.467397 2.911577 1.528850 107.570619 105.776543 30-Jun-10 30-Sep-10 31-Oct-10 31-Oct-10 FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press GENEVA The United Nations asked for $164 million Friday to fight the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has already claimed 724 lives and is expected to continue spreading for up to a year. The funds will be used by U.N. and non-governmental organizations to bring in additional doctors, medicines and waterpurification equipment to treat up to 200,000 people who could show cholera symptoms ranging from mild diarrhea to severe dehydration, the global body said. "We absolutely need this money as soon as possible," said Elisabeth Byrs, a spokeswoman for the U.N. humanitarian office. She told reporters in Geneva that the funds need to be provided quickly "otherwise all our efforts can be outrun by the epidemic." At least 11,125 cases of cholera have been confirmed in five of Haiti's 10 districts since the outbreak began last month. Ten deaths and 278 cases have occurred in the capital Port-auPrince. The World Health Organization said Friday that the epidemic isn't likely to end soon. "The projections of 200,000 cases over the next six to twelve months shows the amplitude of what could be expected," said WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl. He noted that the current fatality rate of 6.5 percent is far higher than it should be. "No one alive in Haiti has experienced cholera before, so it's a population which is very susceptible to the bacteria," Hartl said. "Once it is in water systems it transmits very easily, and it transmits among people who are often asymptomatic." "Cholera, now that it is in Haiti, probably the bacteria will be there for a number of years to come," he added. "It will not go away." The cause of the outbreak in Haiti is still unknown. The country hadn't seen cholera cases for decades before lastm onth. The specific origin of this specific outbreak is something which probably will be investigated at some point, but what is important right now is the response on the ground," Hartl said. UN appeals for $164M to combat Haiti cholera C RAIG ALLISON STAFF WRITER, CIRCLEVILLE I f youre looking for something different to do this week end you can join a group of Ohio Christian University students in an unusual but very worthwhile activity. OCU pre-law senior J.B. Hymen proclaims basically, were going to starve ourselves and have a great time doing it. The students are giving up their usual diet of cheeseb urgers and pizza from 12:30 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday and their reasons are two-fold. One is to raise their own awareness for the plight of starving people across the world. The other reason is to raise money for the island nation of Haiti which is still trying to recover from both a devastating earthquake and an outbreak of cholera. All profit from our 30 hour famine will go to Haiti, said Hyman. But World Visions main mission is to send food and raise money for food that can be sent to impov erished nations, said Hyman. It is aimed chiefly at children in an attempt to keep them not only from starving, but hopefully to get them proper nourishment also. One of the programs World Vision uses to achieve that goal is hour famine. Doing a 30-hour famine allows high school students, college students, youth groups, and clubs to make an organized effort to raise funds for World Visions goals, said Hyman. amine Eighty-four OCU students will begin their period of famine just after lunch on Friday. Theyre on their own until 6 p.m. Friday, said Hyman, then they all come to the Leadership Center for a time of fellowship and to encourage each other. A whole evening of activities is planned for the partici pating students. There will be games, videos, music, and discussions about hunger throughout the world. The activities will take the group to 6 p.m. Saturday when their 30 hour famine will end. Juice breaks have been scheduled throughout the 30hour famine period. Students have raised money through the solicitation of funds from family and church members, neighbors, and friends. Hyman said he has no fears about the money not reaching Haiti. There are many organizations in Haiti connected to World Vision, he said. Were confident the money we have raised will go for good uses there. According to 30 hour famine, hunger kills another child every 10 seconds in the world, and every day nearly 8,000 kids under age 5 die because of hunger-related causes. Hyman said the tragedy is that nearly all the deaths from starvation throughout the world are preventable. Over six billion people inhabit the Earth. One in every six of those people will go to bed hungry tonight, said Hyman. Some only eat the food they can grow, others can bare ly afford to feed their families on wages equivalent to $1.25 a day, but its a problem for those one billion people. HAITIINFOCUS (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa WATERWOES: Residents argue while they wait to collect water to be used for cleaning or cooking at the Cite Soleil slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Three weeks after it was confirmed for the first time ever in Haiti, cholera has claimed at least 643 lives, mostly in the countryside, as the waterborne sickness may be also growing fast in Cite Soleil and perhaps all of Port-au-Prince, a city of more than 2.5 million. OCU students to fast for Haiti (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa MISERY: Patients suffering cholera symptoms rest in a hospital in Archaie, Haiti, Friday Nov. 12, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and hundreds have died.
C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM L ISA ORKIN EMMANUEL, Associated Press MIAMI In the shadow of the devastation, homelessness and disease that remain in Haiti after January's devastating earthquake, there is beauty and art. Haitian writers offer stories of their country, some of which will highlight the Miami Book Fair International from Nov. 14 to 2 1. More than 300 writers from throughout the world will attend and former President George W. Bush will launch the fair with his new book, "Decision Points." "They are going to discuss Haiti as an inspiration for people to write their work, but more so since the earthquake," said book fair director Alina Interian of the Haiti panel. "What does that mean for the folks that are still there who are coping with life as it is day in and day out?" Something surprising has arisen from the rubble, they say. Peop le who have never written before are now writing down the stories of life in Haiti, sometimes for therapy. They are also writing because they want to put it to paper now, before it's too late and t hey never do it. Probably after an event like this, it must seem like fiction doesn't match the reality," said Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-A merican author who was given a genius grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The National Book A ward nominee has won other literary prizes including the Pushcart Short Story Prize and the American Book Award for h er depiction of Haitian migrants. Danticat will discuss the book "Haiti Noir," featuring 18 Haiti an authors and edited by her, at the fair, as well as her book, "Cre a te Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work." ''Haiti Noir" comes out in January. Harder The current story is harder to tell. It's not as dramatic as pulling people from rubble," Danticat said. S he says she is inspired by people who are not waiting for the billions of dollars in aid to come, but those who were helping before t he earthquake. "I think those are the people who will rebuild Haiti," she said. Interian feels that the adversity may have inspired creativity. "In an odd way it has brought about some good writing," Interian said. B efore the quake, many writers self-published because it was a sure way to get work out, but at about $7,000 per 1,000 copies, it w as also very expensive. The irony is that people who have com pelling stories to tell never have the opportunity to get the stories t o the masses, said South Florida-based Haitian-American author M.J. Fievre, who was raised in Haiti in a middle-class family. Fievre whose short story "The Rainbow's End" is part of "Haiti Noir" says many books, some self-published, about the earthquake and its aftermath are being published in Haiti. We are not in the spotlight anymore. People don't really care anymore," said Fievre, who imagines that the first wave of writing w ill be nonfiction, but eventually Haitian writers will go back to their roots. They have a very close relationship to fiction. Very soon, once all the real stories have been told ... people are going to go back to fiction," she said. But Danticat feels that writing and art can touch the heart more than the news. You get more nuance," she said. "It takes away the voyeur element to it." K ent Annan, co-director of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit working in Haiti, wrote a memoir "Aftershock," a book about searching for f aith after the quake. It will be published in January as well. This year's fair will celebrate Mexico as the featured country, offering food, theater, music and dance events. Expected authors include Jonathan Franzen, Salman Rushdie, Michael Cunningham and Gay Talese. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti SUFFERTHECHILDREN: Children suffering cholera symptoms wait for treatment at the Doctors Without Borders temporary hospital in Portau-Prince, Haiti, Friday Nov. 12, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and hundreds have died. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa TAKINGAREST: Patients suffering cholera symptoms rest at the hospital in Archaie, Haiti, Friday Nov. 12, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and hundreds have died. Authors set to discuss Haiti at Miami Book Fair HAITIINFOCUS
C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THIS week, Dave Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, met with Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD officials at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA During the meeting, NAD executives updated Mr Barger on the LPIA expansion project and the new US Departures terminal set to open in February 2011. The JetBlue CEO expressed his confidence in the destination and applauded NAD on its investment in the airports infrastructure. The low-cost carrier offers daily services from LPIA to busy North American hubs, including New York, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Pictured (l to r president and CEO; David Barger, presi dent and CEO JetBlue Airways, and Ver nice Walkine, NADs newly appointed vicepresident of marketing and communications. N AD WELCOMES JETBLUE PRESIDENT TO LPIA Sunken cruiseliner may hold jewels and riches called Smiley, was asleep in the crew's quarters when a coworker burst in screaming about the impending doom. Still groggy with sleep, he didn't comprehend the warning and nodded off a gain before he was wakened a second time. It was then that he began the fight for his life. Rushing to the upper deck, he saw the ship's lobby engulfed in flames and thick smoke. He also saw passengers burst through tiny porthole windows of the cabins and climb through shards of glass to escape the blaze. Many were screaming and running through the ship looking for lifejackets and a way off the boat. Many of the ship's lifeboats had been burned during the fire and could not be used to offload those on board. M r Johnson is still haunted by the memories of those that could not be saved. "I got up and all I heard was screaming," he remembered. "It's been 45 years and I still think about the screams, the screams of those people who couldn't get o ut of the cabins." T he fire swept through the ship rapidlya nd rose vertically, fuelled by the wooden s tructure of the vessel and layers of paint on the walls. There are conflicting reports on whether or not firea larms went off that fateful night. The emergency alarms never went off a nd if the water wasn't off we would have been able to get everyone off the ship I think that was sabotage," said Mr J ohnson. However in 1965, third engineer Harry Sotirios told The Tribune t hat there were automatic alarms throughout the ship. He added that the alarm went off in the forward section of the ship as soon a s he gave the initial fire alert. He said he then alerted the bridge that there was a fire somewhere on the top deck and spread the alarm to sleeping crew below the decks. Shutting off the engines he then turned on fire pumps which released 200lbs in pressure of water throughout the s hip, it was reported. At around 1am, a badly burned passenger emerged from a stairw ay and collapsed on the deck. Crewmen who rushed to the man's aid found the stairwell filled with smoke and flames. The ship's capt ain, 35-year-old Byron Voutsinas, was immediately notified of the fire by the watch officer. It is reported that Mr Voutsinas ordered the second mate to sound the alarm on the ship's horn, but the bridge went up in flames before the alarm could be sounded. By then, the Yarmouth Castle was 120 miles east of Miami and 6 0 miles northwest of Nassau. Fourteen critically-injured people were taken by helicopter f rom rescue ship Bahama Star to Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau. The Bahama Star rescued 240 passengers and 133 crewmen w hile the freighter Finnpulp, the first ship on the scene, rescued 51 passengers and 41 crewmen. Of the dead, only two were crew members. The captain fled the burning ship on a life raft and was later discovered by rescuers. An investigation launched by the United States Coast Guard later found him, and several other c rew members, guilty of negligence. The Yarmouth disaster led to the creation of the Safety of Life a t Sea law, or SOLAS, in 1966. This brought new maritime safety rules, requiring fire drills, safety inspections and structural changes t o new ships. Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot wrote a song b ased on the tragedy called "Ballad of Yarmouth Castle," released in 1969. FROM page one SURVIVORS of the Yarmouth Castle gather at the British Colonial Hotel in 1965. FRONTPAGENEWS: How the Tribune carried the story. A P Wirephoto FIREDRAMA: Fire sweeps the cruise ship. This is the cruise ship Yarmouth Castle that was swept by fire in the Bahamas on a run from Miami to Nassau. The 545 passengers and crew members aboard the ship abandoned it in calm seas and two other ships picked up survivors. The ship was about 110 miles east of Miami.
A T H E N S G A G e o r g i a' s t r ac k and field program has added George C le a r e t o it s c oa ch i ng s ta f f a s th e 2 0 1 1 s ea s o n ap p r o a c h es ac c o rd i n g t o a n a n n o u n c e m e n t f r o m B u l l d o g h e a d coach Wayne Norton. Cl e are, 3 7, wi ll be respo nsible f or t h e w o m e n s s p r i n t s r e l a y s j u m p s h u r d l es a n d c o m b i n e d ev e n t s w h e n the indoor season begins in January. A n a t i v e o f N a s s a u B a h a m a s Cle ar e b ring s a we alth of inter na t io nal c oac hi ng exp eri enc e t o G eor gia' s s t a f f a f t e r h a v i n g b e e n a n a s s i s t a n t coach of the Bahamas national team. H e h a s a l s o h e l p e d g u i d e o t h e r s t a n d o u t s s u c h a s B a h a m a s n a t i v e D e b b i e F e r g u s o n w h o w a s a f o u r t i m e N C A A c h a m p i o n a n d 2 0 t i m e A l l American while attending Georgia in the late 1990s, to notable finishes in top-level meets across the world. "His background is ideal for what I have in mind for this new position," said Norton. "He has earned a repu tation as a coach who recognizes ath letic talent and also develops athletic ta le nt. G eo rg e co me s to th e Uni ve r si ty o f G e o r g i a h i g h l y r e c o m me nd e d b y several knowledgeable people within the track and field community. "He will be a very successful coach w h o w i l l b e v e r y c o m m i t t e d t o t h e t r a c k p r o g r a m a n d G e o r g i a T h e h i r i n g p r o c es s t o o k a f e w mo n t h s t o c o m plete but we have hired the right per son for the job." SOFTBALL PASTORS MEET POLITICIANS T H E m u c h a n t i c i p a t e d s o f t b a l l s h o w d o w n b e t w e e n th e P astor s and t h e Po lit ician s that was postponed a number of times, will be played today a t 4 : 3 0 p m a t t h e B a n k e r s Field. The event is being co-ordi n a t e d b y t h e M i n i s t r y o f Y o u t h S p o r t s a n d C u l tu r e a n d M i n i s t e r C a rl os Re i d. I t w i l l b e u s e d a s a f u n d r a i s e r t o assist former veteran national te am so f t b a ll pit cher And re a Georgous' Knowles with her medical expenses. TRACK BAY STREET MILE THE Bahamas Track and F i e l d C o a c h e s A s s o c i a t i o n headed by Dianne Woodside, w i l l b e r e s u r r e c t i n g t h e d e f u n c t Bay Street mile. The famous road race will b e retur n ing to th e lo cal sc ene o n S a t u r d a y D e c e m b e r 1 8 s t a r t i n g a t 5 : 3 0 a m I t w i l l b e gin o n B ay S tr e et in fr o n t o f t he S t ra w M a r ke t a n d t r a v e l east to Malcolm Park on East Bay Street. P r e r e g i s t r a t i o n b e f o r e D e c e m b e r 1 1 w i l l c o s t $ 1 0 w i t h a t-s h ir t. R eg is tra tio n b etwee n D e c e m be r 1 1 8 w i l l c os t $ 1 5 per person with a t-shirt. T h e c a t e g o r i e s i n c l u d e u n d e r 1 5 m a l e a n d f e m a l e ; u n d e r 2 0 m a l e a n d f e m a l e u n d e r 3 0 m a l e a n d f e m a l e ; u n d er -40 m ale an d fema le; 40 & o ve r fem a le ; u n d er 50 m a le and 50& over male. 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A t 6 : 3 0 p m t h e J u n i o r A l l Sta r s wi ll ta ke on the Cy bots followed at 7:30 p.m. by the Truckers vs COB and at 8:30 p.m., the Angels will face the Cheetahs. BASKETBALL GSSSA OPENING T H E G o c e r n m e n t S e c ondary Schools Sports Asso ciation will begin its 2010/11 b a s k e tb a l l s e a s o n o n M o nd a y with the se nior gir ls and boy s p l a y i n g a t t h e D W D a v i s Gymnasium. Teams from CC Sweeting, C I G i b s o n RM B a i l ey C V Bethel, CR Walker, Govern m e n t H i g h D a m e D o r i s J oh ns on a n d An a to l R o dg e r s w i l l m a k e u p t h e b o y s d i v i sions. Teams contesting the girls division are CR Walker, CC S w e e t i n g C I G i b s o n R M B a i l e y C V B e t h e l D a m e D o r i s J o h n s o n a n d A n a t o l Rodgers. O n M o n d a y R M B a i l e y wi ll p lay th e f ir st game at 4 p m a g a i n s t D a m e D o r i s Johnson (senior boys ). 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It wa s so l id I t w as a go o d o n e t o w i n, Kn o w les s ta ted "W e pl a y e d v e r y w e l l O b v i o u s l y t h e y a r e a g o o d t e a m T h e y r e r a n k e d a b o u t f ou r th i n th e w or l d and we b eat th em co n vin c in gly W e p l a y e d v e r y w e l l W e j u s t k e p t t h e p r e s s u r e u p a n d w e c l o s e d t h e m o u t w i th a s tr ai ght s et w in ." K no w les an d Ram pl ayi n g t o g e t h e r f o r t h e f i r s t ti me a s a re sul t o f t h e i nj ury o f A m e r i c a n M a r d y F i s h w i l l p l a y t h e B r y a n s i n s e m i s t o d a y I f t h e y a d v a n c e t he fi n al w il l b e pl ayed on S u n d a y T h e y r e t h e b e s t t e a m n u m b e r o n e i n t h e w o r l d T h e y h a d a f an ta s t i c ye ar s o i t's a gre at ch al len ge f or u s K n o w l e s p o i n t ed o u t We 'r e pl a y i n g g re a t t e nn i s. W e w o n a l o t o f m a t c h e s h e re a n d we won the m conv i n c i n g l y S o w e r e ex c i t e d a b o u t th e ch a l lange W e kno w it's go i n g t o b e a t ou gh ma tch Knowles/Ram win again T H E B a h a m a s f i n i s h e d i n t h e ei g h t h an d f i n a l s p o t a t t h e P ep s i I C C W o r l d C r i c k e t L e a g u e D i v i s i o n 8 in Kuwait. The Bahamas lost its final play off match yesterday by two wickets to Bhutan, who ended up in sev enth place. The Bahamas was 167 all out in 35.3 overs as Mark Taylor had 58 and Mario Ford was 31. Singye 523, Wangchuk 3-27) With the loss, the Bahamas joins Zambia, Suriname, Gibraltar and Bhutan in being relegated to Divi sion 9 for next year. Meanwhile, Kuwait and Germany both advanced to Division 7 in Botswana in May and Vanatu remains in Division 8. O n T h u r s d a y i n t h e p o o l c r o s s o v e r g a m e s S u r i n a m e c l a i m e d i t s m a i d e n win defeating Bahamas by 36 runs while Gibraltar scored its first vic t o r y o f t h e t o u r n a m e n t b e a t i n g Bhutan by 56 runs. S u r i n a m e s e c u r e d a w i n o v e r B a h a m a s a f t e r T r o y D u d a n a t h smashed his way to 61-ball 111 not o u t T h e 2 0 y e a r o l d a l l r o u n d e r helped the side to a 269 in its allot t e d 5 0 o v e r s a n d t h e m o u n t a i n proved to greater one to climb for the Bahamas. G r e g T a y l o r o n c e a g a i n l e d h i s side from the front scoring 78 runs b u t d e s p i t e e f f o r t s f r o m S h a n a k a Perera and Jermaine Adderley the side fell short of victory by 36 runs. SCORE SUMMARIES (FINAL DAY): Final at Hubara: Germany 163-8, 50 overs (Leslie 35, Fernando 32; Qamar 5-28). Kuwait 164-6, 33.1 overs (Bhatti 39, Qamar 45 not out; Haider 3-38) Kuwait won by six wickets. Third/Fourth play-off at Unity: Zambia 272-5, 50 overs (Nsensha 82, I Patel 51; John 2-44). Vanuatu 273-5, 48.2 overs (A Mansale B a h a m a s f i n i s h e s e i g h t h p l a c e a t P e p s i I C C W o r l d C r i c k e t L e a g u e By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter email@example.com NATIONAL Collegiate Athletic As so ciatio n ( NCAA) p ro gram mes w il l on c e a g a i n lo ok t o t h e B a ha m a s as a venue on the hardwood during p eak vacati on m o nth s fo r the sec ond time this year. Th i s s u m m er th e B ah a m as B a s k e t b a l l F e d e r a t i o n s h o s t e d t h e S u m m e r o f T h u n d e r a n d n o w D ec em be r wi l l h os t NC AA team s a s t h e y r e t u r n f o r t w o s e p a r a t e events before the end of the year The "Battle at Atlantis" and the B a h a ma s Su ns pl a sh S ho ot o ut wi l l b r i n g t o g e t h e r s e v e n N C A A p r o g r a m m e s t o t h e s h o r e s o f t h e B a h a m a s i n a t h r e e d a y s p a n t o c o m p e t e i n a s e r i e s o f i n t e r c o l l e g i a t e games. It marks the first time in the his to ry of bas k etb all in th e B aham as t hat bot h me n a nd wome n's N CAA D i v I b a s k e t b a l l g a m e s w i l l b e pl aye d l ocal ly in s uc h a b r ief tim e period and during the NCAA sea son. The Battle at Atlantis, scheduled f o r De ce m be r 18 will see t he re s ort u nvei l t he n ew 4,500-s eat ar ena, a s egm en t o f t he 60, 000 sq u ar e -fo o t c o n f e r e n c e c en t er a t t h e P ar a d i s e Island resort. T he report ed $ 5 00 ,0 0 0 te mporary Bahamas set to host two NCAA events spor ts N O T ES SEE page four SEE page four SEE page two DOWN THE CENTRE: Narendra Ekanayake takes it strong to the batter for the Bahamas. THE SQUAD: Pictured are the members of the Bahamas team Duo pull of f upset win o v er n umber thr ee seeded team Mark Knowles SEE page thr ee Coach Cleare joins Georgia' s track and field coaching staff FAREWELL TO COACH CLEARE PG 3
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Lynne Sladky/ AP Photo TH E B ap ti s t Spor t s Co unc i l con t i n u e d i t s 2 0 1 0 R e v D r A n t h o n y C a r r o l l s So ft ba l l C l a s s i c on Sa t u r da y a t t he Ba i ll ou Hi l ls Sp ort i ng Com pl ex w i t h th e f ol l o w i ng r e s ul t s p os t e d: 19A N DUN D ER T r a n s f i g u r a t i on de f Te m pl e F e l l ow s h i p 6 4 ; Jo r dan Pr ince W il lia ms def. St. Jo hn's 1 8 5 a nd Jor da n P r i n ce W i l l i a m s de f F a i t h U ni t e d 1 51 C O ED Te m pl e F e l l ow s hi p de f T r a n s f i g u r a t i o n 6 5 ; S a l e m U n i o n d e f F a i t h Un i t e d 7 5 a nd S t. P a ul s de f F a i t h U ni t e d 1 43 M E N T e m p l e F e l l o w s h i p d e f Tr a ns f i g ur a ti o n 1 0 -7 a nd Tr a ns fi g u r a t i on d e f. M a ce d on i a 1 0 6 H e r e s a s u m ma r y of s om e of t he g a m e s p l a y e d : T r a n s f i g u r a t i o n 1 0 M a c e d on i a 6 : D e nn i s Jo hn s o n w a s 2 f or 4 s co r i ng tw o r u ns a n d Rw y no l d R us s e l l cr a c ke d a s ol o hom e r un a s t he de f e ndi ng m e n' s c ha m pi ons g o t b y l a s t y e a r s r u n n e r s u p f o r t h e i r f i r s t v i c t or y o f t he s e a s o n. N e l s on F a r r i n g to n g ot th e w i n o n the mound a nd We sl e y F orbe s w as t a g g e d wi th t he l os s Z h i v a r g o A r c h e r w a s 2 f o r 3 w i t h a run sco red f or Mac ed on ia. T emp le F e l l o w s h i p 6 T r a n s f i g u r a t i o n : N a t a s h a C a m pb e l l g o t a s i n g l e a n d e v e nt ua l l y s c or e d th e w a l k of -t he f i e l d r u n i n a t hr e e r un b ot t om o f t he fi f t h co m e f r o m b e h i n d w i n i n t h e i r c o e d m a t c h u p. De v a l St or r w a s 3 f or 3 w i t h t he g a m e w i n ni n g RB I hi t V e r non Bo w l e s g ot th e w i n on t he m o u n d o v e r N e l s o n F a r r i n g t o n C o r e y Bu rrows was 3fo r-3 with two run s s c or e d i n t he l os s T e m p l e 1 0 F r a n f i g u r a t i o n 7 : W a y d e B a i n s c o r e d t h r e e r u n s i n c l u d i n g o n e o n a hom e r u n a nd Ge n o C a m p be l l and La nce thom pson both ha d two h i t s s c o r i n g o n e a n d t w o r u n s r e s p e c ti ve ly i n the ir me n' s ups et ove r the de f e nd i ng cha m p i on s V e r n o n B o w l e s g o t t h e w i n a n d N e l s o n F a r r i n g t o n p i c k e d u p t h e l o s s F a r r i n g t o n a l s o h e l p e d h i s c a u s e w i t h a per fect 3 -for-3 day with tw o runs s c o r e d Tr a n s fi g u r a ti on 6 Te m pl e F e l l ow sh i p 4: Ch arl ie Gaito r an d L amon t B u l l a r d b o t h h a d a h i t s c o r i n g a r u n t o l e a d Tr a ns f i g ur a t i on' s 1 9 a ndund e r to v i ct or y K e r on S a nd s w a s t he w i nni n g pi t c he r Z a c k R a hm i ng g ot th e l o s s R u d o l p h F o x L a n c e T h o m p s o n a nd J oe y Mc D on a l d a l l ha d t wo h i t s a nd s c or e d a r u n i n a l os i ng e f f or t S t P a u l s 1 4 F a i t h U n i t e d 3 : V a n e t ta Na i r n w a s 2 f or 3 w i t h th r e e RB I s c o ri n g t w ic e ; S h an e k a B et h e l w as also 2fo r-3 wit h t wo R BI and tw o r u n s s c o r e d a n d R a q u e l C o o p e r h a d a t w o r u n i n t h e p a r k h o m e r t o l e a d S t P a ul s i n th e i r c oe d w i n. H a r o l d B a n k e r F r i t z g e r a l d g o t t h e w i n a n d C o l l i n T r o p p y K n o w l e s s u f fe r e d t he l os s R e v H a r r i s o n T h o m p s o n a n d O r i a B i g O W o o d b o t h h a d a s i n g l e a n d a RB I f or F a i t h U n i te d S alem 7, Faith u nited 5: Cad wel l Ta y l or J r ha d a hi s t or i c da y w i th a car ee r hi gh thr ee homer s wi th four RB I a nd t hr e e r un s s co r e d t o a l m os t s i ng l e h a n d e d l y w i n t h e i r c o e d g a m e H is fat h er, Cad well T ay lor S r. was t h e w i n n i n g p i t c h e r O r i a B i g O W oo d s uf fe r e d t he l os s S he a l s o ha d a h i t s c o r i ng a r un w h i l e R e v H a r r i s on Th om ps o n h a d a ho me r un a nd M a r l e n e L o u i s w a s 1 f o r 3 w i t h a R B I s co r i ng tw i c e f or F a i t h U n i te d R e v D r A n t h o n y C a r r o l l s S o f t b a l l C l a s s i c c o n t i n u e s t h i s w e e k e n d THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE AT BANKER'S FIELD 7:30 p.m. Calvary Deliverance vs Salem (Men). SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE AT BAILLOU HILLS FIELDS FIELD ONE 10 a.m. Faith United vs Temple Fellowship (19). 11 a.m. Golden Gates vs Faith United (Co-ed). Noon Faith United vs St. John's (19). 1 p.m. Faith United vs St. John's (Co-Ed). 2 p.m. Golden Gates vs St. Paul's (Co-Ed). FIELD TWO 10 a.m. Jordan Prince Williams vs Macedonia (19). 11 a.m. Temple Fellowshhip vs Macedonia (Co-ed). Noon Temple Fellowship vs Golden Gates (Co-ed). 2 p.m. Temple Fellowship vs Salem (M). FIELD THREE Noon Transfiguration vs Macedonia (19). 1 p.m. Macedonia vs Salem (M). 2 p.m. Faith United vs Macedonia (Co-ed). MEN'S DIVISION W L PCT. GB Calvary Deliverance 5 0 1,000 Temple Fellowship 3 2 .600 2 Transfiguration 2 3 .400 3 Macedonia 2 3 .400 3 Salem 1 1 .500 4 Golden Gates 1 5 .500 4 Calvary Bible 0 6 .000 5.5 CO-ED DIVISION W L PCT. GB St. Paul's 5 0 1,000 Golden Gates 2 0 1,000 1.5 St. John's 3 1 .750 2.5 Salem 2 3 .400 3 Macedonia 1 2 .333 3 Temple Fellowship 1 2 .333 3 Faith United 1 2 .333 3 Transfiguration 1 6 .142 5.5 19-AND-UNDER W L PCT. GB Macedonia 3 0 1,000 Transfiguration 2 0 1,000 .5 Jordan Prince Williams 2 0 1,000 .5 Temple Fellowship 1 2 .333 2 Faith United 0 2 .000 2.5 St. John's 0 4 .000 3.5 NOTE: The BSC has announced that it's 19-and-under and co-ed All-Star Classic will be played on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively at the Banker's Field. Then on Thursday, November 14, the executives and officials will be matched against the managers at 7:30 p.m. followed by the men's All-Star game at 8:30 p.m. Players selected to participate will be released at a later date. S T A N DIN GS AND SC H EDULE FO R 20 1 0 R E V D R A N T H O N Y C A R R O L L S SOFTB ALL CL ASSIC 124 not out, Dunn 62; Banda 2-44). Vanuatu won by five wickets. At KEC: Gibraltar 121 all out, 41.4 overs (Rocca 26, Buza glo 40; Ramjohn 3-19, Gokoel 3-7). Suriname 123-3, 27.1 overs (Prasad 33, Seeraj 33). Suriname won by seven wick ets. At Sulabiya: Bahamas 167 all out, 35.3 overs (M Taylor 58, M Ford 31; Singye 5-23, Wangchuk 3-27). Bhutan 168-8, 50 overs (Adhikari 58; Perera 2-21). Bhutan won by two wickets. Final Standings Winners (Promoted to Divi sion 7) Kuwait. Runners up (Promoted to Division 7) Germany. Third Place (Remaining in Division 8) Vanuatu. Fourth Place (Relegated) Zambia. Fifth Place (Relegated) Suri name. Sixth Place (Relegated) Gibraltar. Seventh Place (Relegated) Bhutan. Eight Place (Relegated) Bahamas. SCORE SUMMARIES (DAY THREE): At H u b a r a : S u r in a m e 2 6 9 7 5 0 ov ers (B oodram 33, Dudnat h 111 not out; Ekanayake 4-40). B aha mas 233-9, 50 ove rs (G Taylor 78; Ramjohn 2-31). Suriname won by 36 runs. A t U n i t y : G i br a l t a r 27 9 -7 5 0 o v e r s ( F e r r a r y 5 6 B a c a r e s e 6 2 Harkins 51; Wangdi 2-51). Bhutan 223 all out, 49.3 overs (Singye 53; Bacarese 3-33). Gibraltar won by 56 runs. At KEC: Zambia 63 all out, 29 o v e r s ( A P a t e l 2 7 n o t o u t ; Murad 5-15) K u w a i t 6 4 7 2 6 1 o v e r s ( P a k a l ap a t i 18 ; G K a n d e l a 2 10, Gladson Kandela 2-19). Kuwait won by three wickets. A t S ulabi ya: Germany 1 85 al l out, 49.3 overs (Farooq 79; A Ma nsal e 2-31, Mat auta ava 327, Haines 3-41). Vanuatu 93 all out, 34.2 overs ( A M a n s a l e 2 7 ; K a s h i f H a i d e r 4 15_ Germany won by 92 runs. Cricket FROM page one NCAA FROM page one s t a d i u m f e a t u r e s s t a t e o f the-art regulation facilities. T he me n' s c o l le g e b a sk e t ba ll d ou b le he a de r i s e x p e c t e d t o f e a t u re t he M i ss is si pp i S ta t e B u l l d o g s ag a i n s t t h e Virginia Tech Hokies in an S E C A C C c o n f e r e n c e ma tc hup, whi le t he Ge org ia T e c h Y e l l o w J a c k e t s w i l l take on the Richmond Spi ders. Plans for the single night d o u b l e h e a d e r i n t h e ve r y nea r f uture i nclude e xpa ndi n g t h e e v e n t t o a n e i g h t team tournament. T h e B B F s S u n s p l a s h Sh ootout, a wom e n's ev ent, will feature a trio of teams over the course of the twod a y e v e n t s l a t e d f o r D e c e m b e r 21 -22 at K end a l Is a acs Gymnasium. T h e S y r a c u s e O r a n g e Cl e mson Bul ld og s a nd Ba y lo r Be a rs a re a l l e x p e c t e d t o be fe a t ure d. T he B ea rs, one o f t h e m o s t h i g h p r o f i l e NCAA teams in the coun try, was a participant in the 2010 Final Four and are led b y A s s o c i a t e d P r e s s A l l A m e r i c a s e c on d t e a m se l e c tion Brittney Griner. T h e 6 8 p o s t l e d t h e na t i o n i n b l o c ks a n d se t n e w NCAA, Big 12 and Baylor r e c o r d s f o r s i n g l e s e a s o n blocks with 223.