NASSAU AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER BTC workers in URCA protest Volume: 107 No.81SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY AND PLEASANT Calls for foreign CEO Usman Saadat to lea v e countr McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM HIGH 83F LOW 71F REMEMBERING KEVABETHEL: THANKSGIVING SERVICE FREEINSIDETODAY: PUZZLES, GAMESAND LOADSOFFUNINYOUR KIDSSCOOP MAGAZINE SEE PAGE 16 By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org ADVOCATES for the disabled are appalled by the response of some motorists to the designation of a new disabled parking spot at Starbucks, Palmdale. Starbucks shares a complex with two other businesses, including ABC Prosthetics & Orthotics, a clinic which caters to physically-challenged clients and offers free services for businesses to detail their handicap spots. The Bahamas Foot Centre is also located on the complex. Owners of the complex have asked Starbucks to remove the spot, according to Erin Brown, volunteer amputee at ABC Prosthetics. Dwayne Roberts, chief exec utive officer for Starbucks was not available for comment. The owner of the complex could not be reached. The prosthetics clinic has three of its own disabled spots in front of the complex. The Disabled parking spot controversy SEE page two SPOTOFBOTHER: Painting the disabled parking spot. A GROUP of illegal Haitian migrants landed in Exuma yesterday, according to reports. A Tribune source claimed 50 immigrants were apprehended but more were suspected to be on the loose. Police on Exuma confirmed they were found yesterday in Bahamas Sound in Great Exuma, but officers could not provide further details. Royal Bahamas Defence Force spokesman Lt Carlton Bethel said a full statement on the incident would be released when all the facts are known. REPORTS: HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS APPREHENDED By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com EXECUTIVES of the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union say they are prepared to enter into negotiations with Sandals for a new industrial agreement for some 500 employees at the resort. On the heels of a decision by the London-based Privy Council, BHMAWU President Lynden Taylor said there are several issues the union seeks to have addressed. One of the main things we intend to address are the salaries and gratuities, and how those are dispersed among the workers. This has been a secret that has been kept for years, said Mr Taylor. Another issue is the working conditions. Another very important issue is the termination of the folks that followed the executive board, and then the mass layoffs they had without even consulting the union. SEE page six UNION READY TO ENTER TALKS ABOUT NEW SANDALS INDUSTRIAL AGREEMENT A JUDICIAL review of a decision by the Ministryo f Foreign Affairs to return a public officer w hose son is receiving necessary health care in the United States to New Providence is set to be handed down on Monday. L ynnith Braynen, a civil servant for 21 years who h as been serving as a For eign Service Officer for the past 11, has filed a judicialr eview against the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Attorney General. According to her affi davit, Mrs Braynens son T yrone was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia in 2009 at the age of three. Dr Stephen Stricker, an orthopaedics urgeon at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Dr Roberto Lopez Alberola, an eurologist at the University of Miami Hospital, reco mmended her son begin SEE page six JUDICIAL REVIEW OF MINISTRYS DECISION SET TO BE HANDED DOWN ON MONDAY By TANEKA THOMPSON T ribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org BTC workers protested out side of the Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCAC EO Usman Saadat to "leave the country" because of his for m er ties with Cable & Wireless. The demonstrators, about 30 to 40 members of BTC's two unions, carried placards which read "URCA cannot be trusted" and "URCA got to go." The group marched on the side walk outside URCA's East Bay Street office, sang, some waved Bahamian flags and chanted "Usman got to go." They demonstrated because of Mr Saadat's "conflict of interest" he is a former C&W executive who left the company in 2008 said union leaders. They argued that the regulator's scrutiny of the sale will be "flawed" due to Mr Saadat's history with the company. Union heads want the gov ernment to create a new independent body to scrutinise the sale of BTC to Cable & Wire less, arguing that employees at the current regulator have too many "coincidental" ties with t he UK-based telecommunica tions provider. It was recently revealed that Marsha Lewis, a human resources consultant to URCA w orked at C&W until 2009. Mr Saadat left the company in2 008. Union leaders also find it worrisome that an IT executive a t BTC is also a former employee of C&W. The two unions also want to r esume talks to become the collective bargaining agent for URCA. "We want to make the public aware of URCA's role in the BTC sale process to Cable & Wireless," said Bahamas Communications and Public Man agers Union President William Carroll. "We want the Bahamian people to put pressure on the government to ask URCA to excuse themselves from the process. The process will be flawed if URCA stay inside there. Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union President Bernard Evans echoed this statement. "We have been lamenting for SEE page six THE first phase of the redevelopment of Lynden Pindling Airport was officially opened last. In his keynote speech at the ceremony, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said the completion of the US depar tures terminal realises a long deferred national aspiration for an attractive, modern and efficient principal air gateway to The Bahamas. Mr Ingraham also announced that the Cabinet has given its approval for stages two and three of the LPIA Terminal Redevelop ment Project. With Phase One of the project having been completed at an estimated cost of $190.8 million, the Prime Minister said he now expects Phase Two will cost $138.3 million and Phase Three, which will commence immediately upon the completion of Phase Two, SEE page six FIRST PHASE OF AIRPORT REDEVELOPMENT OPENED SIGNSOFOUTRAGE: Protesters demonstrating outside of URCA yesterday. Tim Clarke /Tribune staff
newest spot allocated for Starbucks customers takes the total number of disabled spots to four. There are ten spots in front and a sizable parking lot to the rear. Starbucks has a sign that directs patrons to the back. As far as Starbucks customers are concerned, all of this is their parking. When we painted the spot for them, we got a big uproar about it from some customers. But we get that every day. We get flack for the three spots we have in our office and we service physically challenged people, said Ms Brown. Ms Brown said she was very offended by a driver who said he disapproved of the designated spots because disabled people dont drive. She found the entire situation saddening and thought it was the height of laziness that propelled some cust omers to complain. S he said the owner of the c omplex was looking into the matter because she was not entirely comfortable with the arrangement. Ms Brown said one of the problems is the fact that the owners were not informed before the new spot was allocated. How about telling your employees to park in the back instead of parking in the front! How about people start taking into consideration all consumers, including all disabled people, said Ms Brown. A variety of disabled peo ple apply to the Bahamas National Council for Disabil ity for parking decals. Ms Brown said a number of people in the Bahamas lose limbs to diabetes, motor cycle and boating accidents. According to 2002 census, data from the Pan American Health Organisation, diabetes was the leading cause of hos pital discharge from 19962002 in adolescents, ages 1019, and diabetes is the leading cause for leg amputations in the Bahamas. Ms Brown said blind and deaf people apply for decals, a s well as elderly people. All m edically-recognised disabili ties make individuals eligible to apply for the $30 decal. The Ministry of Works and Transport only provides handicap detailing for government buildings. Private businesses are responsible for detailing their own parking lots. Ms Brown said prior to ABC Prosthetics taking up occupancy, the complex was not handicap accessible. She said the company financed the cost of adjustments to the ramps, and created the initial handicap spots. ABC Prosthetics is encour aging private businesses to take advantage of their free service to detail handicap spots. Ms Brown said the company uses amputees to provide the service. She said the com pany also partners with Cut ting Edge, a carpentry and construction company, to install disabled ramps and handrails and other handicap infrastructure. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Disabled parking spot controversy FROM page one SITEOFCONTROVERSY: The disabled parking spot.
LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By LAMECH JOHNSON THE police have identified the man shot killed on Thursday night as 30-year-old Kyle Smith of Sunshine Park. It is reported that he was sitting on the steps of the Get With It fabric store on Sunrise Road along with a group of people shortly after 9pm, when a man wearing dark clothes got out of a white Honda armed with a high powered weapon. Police said the gunman fired several shots into the group, hitting Smith multiple times. He died of his injuries after being rushed to hospital by paramedics. Chrislyn Skippings, press liaison officer for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, said: "At present, the circumstances surrounding this incident are unclear." A few hours after the murder, another man was shot in the chest outside the Xanxer Bar, on the corner of King Street and Bailou Hill Road. Witnesses told responding officers that the victim was standing outside the bar when persons in a white car fired shots at him. He was taken to hospital by paramedics for treatment, and is said to be in stable condition. In other crime news, an employee of a local motel was held up by masked gunmen shortly before 3pm yesterday. The police were alerted to the robbery, which took place at Smiths Motel on Zion Boulevard. Witnesses on the scene told officers that three men wearing masks entered the estab lishment with handguns and demanded cash. They stole an employees handbag and some property of Smith's Motel, and fled the sceneon foot heading west. Later that night, Drug Enforcement Unit officers arrested nine persons believed to be connected with some marijuana and a handgun discovered outside a home on Cowman Lane off Malcolm Road. Also last night, officers of the Northeast ern Division responding to a tip, travelled to an abandoned building on Union Village off Wulff Road, where they found a shotgun and several shells. All these matters are being investigated by police. Police name man shot dead THE PLP has branded as ludicrous the governing partys suggestion that it organised Wednesdays antiBTC sale protest in RawsonS quare. It said: The demonstration was not led by the PLP but by the Committee to save BTC for Bahamians. The fact of the matter is t hat this governments incredible lack of compas-s ion, understanding and insight into the fundamental needs and concerns of the Bahamian people and their continued refusal to hear and for that matter feelt he needs and concerns of the Bahamian people is shameful. No wonder there is a rising tide of popular resent ment and discontent in our c ountry today. People are s ick and tired of this gov ernment. The people have had enough. The PLP said this discon tent is felt by Bahamians of all stripes, young and old, black and white, middle class and grass roots, men and women who are now coming together with one collective voice to proclaim that enough is enough and that it is time now for the FNM government to pack up and clear out. The PLP said the solution to this is not finger pointing, but rather ensuring that public policy always reflects the will, desires, aspirations and sensibilities of the Bahamian people. Failing that, the party said, the people will always avail themselves of democratic and civil tools through which to express their dis content and displeasure with the government. The PLP has said it before and we say it yet again: The FNM gov ernment simply does not get it and until they do, they will be backed into a corner by popular resentment from which there is no retreat. Ludicrous SPEAKINGOUT: Steve McKinney speaks out at Wednesdays BTC demonstration PLP attacks govts suggestion it organised anti-BTC sale protest PHOTOS: Tim Clarke /Tribune staff MASS PROTEST: People throng Rawson Square to demonstrate against the BTCsale. CRUSH: Police try to control the crowd. SIGNSOFDISCONTENT: Placard-waving demonstrators.
EDITOR, The Tribune. I am writing in regards to the editorial entitled: The massive protest that rocked Bay Street (Tribune, Feb. 25 P aragraph 4 mentions that I am the webmaster for the PLP! I am in no way, and I repeat, NO WAY affiliated with the PLP! I was contacted by a gentleman by the name of K. Renaldo Collie who asked me if it was okay to post the video on C NN I-Report. I said okay, as my video shows from a distance, the people in Rawson Square protesting. Later that day I was contacted by a CNN reporter/produce r and this is how the conversation went: My name is ******* and Im a producer with CNN iReport, CNNs citizen journalism site.W e received a video that I believe you shot of the demon-s tration in Parliament Square yesterday: h ttp://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC -560751 I have a few questions about the video and about you before I can approve it for use on C NN: For crediting purposes, your n ame is Patrick T. Robinson, right? D id you shoot this video yourself? W hat kind of camera did you use? Am I correct that this was shot Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Parliament Square? W hy did you document the protest? W hat was the tone? What is the outcome that t he protesters hope for? Do you have an opinion about the situation? How old are you? What is your occupation? What city/town do you live? Is there a phone number where you can be reached? Do you give CNN permission to show your video on CNN.com and/or TV? T hanks, My reply was: Thank you for contacting me. My name is Patrick Robinson. I did shoot the video myself. I used a Nikon d300s. It was shot on the said date at the said location. T he reason I documented the event, I also have photos too, was because there is a lot of disagreement at this present point here in the Bahamasa bout the current sale process of BTC (Bahamas Telecom-m unications Corporation) to British Company Cable and W ireless. 51 per cent of shares are being sold to C&W and 49 per cent is being retained by the government. BTC is the only Telecommunications comp any in the Bahamas and Bahamians feel that the 51 per c ent should be retained by Bahamians. My personal stance o n the matter is BTC needs to be sold and privatized. No gov ernment should have to manage a business, BUT the sale to C&W is a bad one because of the reputation/track record that C&W has. Many people are for the sale as many are against it. Many people want B TC sold because the service is poor and really not up to date. America and other nations around the world are already using 4G technology while weh aven't even reached 2G tech yet. Sad right? Also, many people are fed up with the present government saying that the l eader is heartless and a dictator and he is not interested in the concerns of the people. Me personally, I don't think so. I do feel however that this protestw as made more political though. I really don't think it was fully, about the sale of BTC. I feel that it was a gimm ick for opposing parties to gain political mileage as the general elections will be held in 2012. The tone, there is a lot of anger and frustration, not only b y BTC workers but Bahamians in general. Protesters are hoping that the Prime Minister would reverse the deal with C&W. I am 30 years old. I am a photographer. I live in Nassau, Bahamas. My phone contact is in my s ignature. Yes, CNN can go ahead and show the video. Thank you once again for contacting me. P lease, I am asking you (The Tribune) to rectify this situa-t ion. I am not the PLP webmaster a nd I in no way had anything to do with stirring up any furor on B ay Street and I am in no way affiliated with the PLP. This now has probably stained my reputation with my party and I am asking that an a pology be printed in tomorrow and Mondays paper. Thank you. P ATRICK T. ROBINSON II Nassau, Febuary 25, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited N ULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI B eing Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 E ILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972P ublished Daily Monday to Saturday S hirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama T ELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 W EBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm WASHINGTON One way for Presid ent Barack Obama to win the future, it seems, is to have his administration stopd efending a federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage. O pinion polls show a steady rise in Americans' embrace of gay rights, and young vot ers solidly back positions their grandparents opposed, including gay marriage. "Anybody under the age of 40 doesn't c are, or actively supports it," said Steve Elmendorf, a longtime Democratic staffera nd lobbyist. The administration said Wednesday it no l onger would defend the constitutionality of the 1996 federal law that defines mar riage as only between a man and a woman. Attorney General Eric Holder cited recent shifts in legal thought, not public opinion, in e xplaining the decision. "Much of the legal landscape has changed i n the 15 years since Congress passed" the Defence of Marriage Act, Holder said. He n oted that the Supreme Court has ruled that laws criminalizing homosexual conduct are unconstitutional and that Congress has repealed the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which barred service by openly gay men and women. Five or so years ago, Obama's decision m ight have touched off fierce Republican criticisms. But reaction Wednesday was com p aratively sparse and muted from main stream GOP groups and individuals. Most of t he Republicans weighing a presidential bid were silent, as was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. One exception was former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, an evangelical minister who i s considering a second try for the presiden cy. I think it was an absolutely boneheaded political move, and I think it was a boneh eaded policy move," Huckabee said in an interview. He said Obama seems to say, "I don't answer to the voters." At least 30 states have held referendums on the issue, Huckabee said, and "without e xception, when the voters decide, they always decide to affirm marriage" between am an and woman. Thirty states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. Same-sex marriage is legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massa chusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia. The 1996 law prevents the federal government from recognizing gay marriages and allows states to deny recognition of same-sex unions performed elsewhere. Over the years, Obama has criticized the federal law without fully supporting gay marriage. White House spokesman Jay Carney s aid Wednesday that Obama was still "grappling" with his view on the matter but hada lways personally opposed the Defence of Marriage Act as "unnecessary and unfair." P ublic opinion on gay rights has shifted substantially in recent years. An October poll by the Pew Research Centre found that 42 per cent of adults favoured same-sex marriage, while 48 per cent opposed. A yeare arlier, it was 37 per cent in favour and 54 per cent opposed. P luralities of white mainline Protestants and white Catholics favoured same-sex marr iage for the first time in the Pew surveys' history, and the issue ranked at the bottom of voters' concerns in the 2010 elections. So-called millennials Americans born after 1980 favour same-sex marriage by 53 p er cent to 39 percent. Gen Xers (born 1965 to 1980) favour gay marriage by a somew hat smaller margin. Slightly more than half of the baby boomers, born 1946 to 1964, o ppose gay marriage, with 38 per cent approving. Even most Republicans under age 45 said same-sex couples should have the same benefits as opposite-sex couples, according to an Associated Press-National Constitution Cen tre poll last summer. The country's moving, and it's moving fast," Elmendorf said. "No one has lost ane lection in the last 10 years" over gay mar riage questions, he said. A mong traditional Democratic voters, blacks are more inclined to oppose samesex marriage than are non-blacks. Black voters are Obama's most faithful backers, and Democratic strategists said it's unlikely the g ay marriage issue would peel them away in his 2012 re-election bid. S everal congressional Republicans criti cised Obama's decision Wednesday. But m ost cast it as a matter of misplaced priori ties rather than solely a question of gay marriage. "While Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, t he president will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to stiru p a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation," said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said Obama cares little about the Constitution, "but cares deeply about pandering to liberal interest groups. Traditional marriage is the foundation of America's culture, and the president's refusal to defend marriage undermines our nation's strength." (This article was written by Charles Babington of the Associated Press). LETTERS email@example.com Obama shifts stance on gay marriage E DITOR, The Tribune. Driving by the Montagu foreshore, east of the Sailing Club, this morning I was heartened to see the workers with their rakes and plastic g arbage bags clearing up the trash and dead leaves which have accumulated over time. A s a frequent walker along the path which the residents of that part of the Eastern Road w ere kind enough to put there I felt it was indeed high time that it was cleaned up. Needless to say, the workers have done a fair ly good job of cleaning up most of the dead leaves and branches although, as is plain to see, there are s till many dead leaves around the almond tree and elsewhere. I just hope that this cleaning up is not funded by the government on behalf of the rest of us asi t really is somewhat shoddy. Walking along the path again this evening I s potted trash consisting of bottles and old food containers stuffed in several bushes, presumably to hide the evidence, as well as a cardboard box full of a pile of stink conch shells resting on a rock. Are these not considered part and parcel of the job of cleaning up? About a year or so ago there was a valiant effort to place five or six very nice green painted oil barrels to act as garbage containers at strateg ic spots along the path. You can guess what happened. There are now only two left, both of which are overflowing and rusting at their base. Pretty soon their contents will be strewn all over the a rea. But the really disgusting area is the beach itself ( and I hesitate to call it a beach) which has all kinds of junk, trash, dead fish, old car parts and e ven a bench, which I assume was meant to be part of the amenities of the park! I would complain to our representer but I assume that this area either falls outside the boundaries of her constituency or else she does n ot walk around it often enough to see the trash. Admittedly, I would not wish to have the job of c leaning up the area myself, however, were I a little younger and given that task I would certainlym ake sure that the job was done properly instead of half-assed. T he blame must surely lie with the supervi sors (should there be such plete and shoddy work. (As for the trash that is allowed to accumulate around Blair park and environs, words fail). What an indictment of our Bahamian work ethic! STEPHEN KNOWLES Nassau, February 28, 2011 What an indictment of our Bahamian work ethic! Photographer: I am in no way affiliated to PLP
P ARENTS of several children injured in an accident involving a police cruiser last Friday said they are anxious to bring resolution to them atter. K atrice Deleveaux, mother of Patrick Williams, 14, one of the children on the back of a truck that collided with the police car last Friday, told the Tribune yest erday, My son right now has to go back and see a s pine doctor. Theyre watchi ng his eyes also. He has a neck brace on. Now we the p arents need to know whats going on because weve hear the commissioner wanted tos ee us but we havent heard anything else. S he added: We need to know whats going on. I had to find a neck brace for mys on. He has an appointment to see an eye doctor, he also needs to see a spine doctor. Hes complaining about stomach problems thiss tuff isnt free. Shantell Rolle, the mother of 14-year-old Wren Rolle,w ho was also injured in the accident, said, My boy is j ust trying to recover, trying to walk. I think I might havet o carry him back to the hospital because he is complaining about his wrist andh aving pain in his abdominal area. They say that they are going meet with us but when? P olice reports state that around 9.35pm last Friday, there was an accident on the corner of Gladstone and F ire Trail Roads involving a 2009 Crown Victoria and a 2001 Daewoo Labos truck driven by a 37-year-old man with five "people" on ther ear bed. Eyewitnesses However, parents and e yewitnesses claim there w ere seven persons most of them children on the b ack of the truck. Police reports further s tate the Crown Victoria was travelling south on Gladstone Road and the Daewoo Truck north on Gladstone Road when thet wo vehicles collided. O n Wednesday, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade acknowledged that police did not demonstrate the requisite amount of sensitivity in dealingw ith the traffic accident. Police say that the matter i s under investigation. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM MINISTER of Labour Dion Foulkes has declared the election of a top BEC union official null and void. In a letter to Registrar of Trade Unions Harcourt Brown, Mr Foulkes said he has decided to reverse Mr Browns decision to uphold the January 27 election of Dexter Cartwright to the position of secretary general of Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU He said Mr Cartwright was not eligible to be nominated in the first place, dueto the fact that he is a security supervisor at Bahamas Electrical Corporation. Default Gina Russell, the other candidate for the position of secretary general, is the win-ner by default, Mr Foulkes said. The minister said he made his decision in accordance with the provisions of the Industrial Relations Act, and after speaking with new union president Clyde Cartwright, Gina Russell, Dexter Cartwright and the Registrar of Trade Unions. Mr Foulkes went on to confirm that the new union executive team consists of: Clyde Cartwright president Urban Smith vice president Gina Russell secretary general Nia Mills asst secretary general Vinteerie Rolle treasurer Aquila Knowles asst treasurer Michael Edgecombe chief shop steward Richard Wright trustee Kevin Lockhart trustee Gloria Moss trustee M inister declares e lection of BEC union official null and void Parents of children hurt in police accident seek resolution to matter I NJURED: T wo of the children injured in the crash visited T he Tribune y esterday w ith their parents, who did not wish the children to be named. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f
a while that there is something a foot, that a recent former employee of Cable & Wireless will now be the regulator. We n ow found out that the human resources director had some former affiliation with Cable & W ireless and at BTC, just a year ago, our Bahamian IT executive was replaced by Howard Mason, another former employee of Cable & W ireless. "It just seems to be so many coincidences. We wanted to let t hem know that if they (URCA then they ought to remove themselves from the equation of this approval." Workers Party Leader Rodney Moncur, who protested yesterday, urged Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to fire the expatriates working at URCA. The Workers Party stands i n solidarity with Batelco's union and thousands of ordinary citizens who are righteously opposed to the sale of any faction of Batelco. We are opposed to Cable & Wireless and these foreigners, Usman Saadat. We are going to protest a gainst him everywhere and m ake it difficult for these foreigners. H e referred to allegations t hat protesters who descended o n Parliament on Wednesday w ere paid PLP operatives, adding the Opposition should subsidise his party for thep rotests they have organised. "It is not against the law for demonstrators to be paid, it is not immoral to receive payments to protest. In fact, somebody needs to pay me some money because my party and I have been up into the wee hours of the morning preparing placards and flags, advising on strategy and we've got not a single cent and we are all broke. "If the PLP has money, there is a coalition has been formed in the country in opposition to the sale of Batelco, somebody should contact me immediately because I need more placards, I need more manpower and it's not against the law. What is against the law is the purchase of votes," said Mr Moncur. URCA has said it is coincidental that two former C&W executives now work for the regulator. Union leaders who organised the protest said the group came there on their lunch hour. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2011 Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)11:30 A.M. SpeakerPastor Dexter Duvalier During a press conference at the House of Labour on Wulff Road yesterday, union executives celebrated a major victory in a long-standing dispute with the rival BahamasH otel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU to be recognised as the bargaining agent for Sandals employ ees. E arlier this week, the Privy Council ruled that the BHMAWU is to be recognised as the bargaining agent for n on-managerial employees at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, overturning the Court of Appeal's verdict that everything was "void" because the union was not properlyr egistered. Impor tant Obie Ferguson, head of the umbrella union Trade Union Congress (TUC day. This is probably one of the most significant days in the history of the labour movement outside of Labour Day.T his is a very, very significant day and it is a good day for the rule of law. Mr Ferguson, who argued the unions position before the Privy Council, said yesterday he was satisfied the ruling had finally brought an end to the long-standing dispute. This is a sweet victory, not only for Obie Ferguson, but this is a victory for the labour movement, Mr Ferguson said. Mr Ferguson added that the BHMAWU will immediately begin to address several long-standing issues affecting Sandals employees. Those trade disputes that we filed for wrongful dismissal must be dealt with immediately. Those 12 officers that were fired, our position is that they should be reinstated. Their position is they cant take them back because they dont have any union, well the Privy Council says that they do. UNION READY TO ENTER TALKS ABOUT NEW SANDALS INDUSTRIAL AGREEMENT FROM page one comprehensive and extensive rehabilitation in addition to regular office visits and monitoring. As a result, Mrs Braynen said it became clear the treatment for her son would require her to remain in Miami. Con-t acting the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patricia Rodgers, Mrs Braynen requested an immediate posting to the Consulate in Miami. Receiving a one-year contract on November 30, 2009, to the Consulate in Miami with responsibility for trade andI nvestment, Mrs Braynen said her son received intensive and extensive care and has shown remarkable progress. However, on September 10, 2010, Mrs Braynen was advised from Janeen McCartney on behalf of the PermanentS ecretary that her request for an extension was not approved and her apartment lease would be terminated. W riting to the Permanent Secretary herself to no avail, Mrs Braynen took her plea directly to the Prime Minister in a letter on September 17. The Prime Ministers office r esponded citing they were unable to intervene and none of the letters she received provided any reason why her request f or an extension had been denied. According to Wayne Munroe, Mrs Braynens attorney, one would have thought that given the fact that Mrs Bray-n en has two other children who are enrolled in private schools in the United States, the government would have at least allowed her to stay at the Consulate until they wouldh ave completed their schools semester. One would think that the first thing they would do is not t o take the other children out of the school year. At least you say you have until the end of the school year. But they dont even have that human approach. When they told her it was budgetary, she made it so that they didnt have to pay her housing allowance. So Im not s ure how much care and thinking went into the decision. It seems to be one of the decisions where it is so perverse and morally outrageous that the court can review it, he said. J ustice Bernard Turner is expected to hand down his decision on Monday. The case is being argued on behalf of the plaintiff by Mr Munroe. Lorein Klein is representing the Attorney General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. JUDICIAL REVIEW SET TO BE HANDEDDOWN ON MONDAY F ROM page one t he completion of Phase Two, some $71.98 million. Mr Ingraham said: My Government will not stint in providing o ur citizens, residents and visitors with infrastructure and services b efitting a 21st century Bahamas with a world-class tourism product and international business centre. Now we are definitely on our way to realising a long-deferred national aspiration for an attractive, modern and efficient princi p al air gateway to The Bahamas. This is befitting of our status as the premier destination in our r egion. We are home to Atlantis, a veritable paradise with unpar alleled amenities including world-class accommodation, cuisine, g aming, upscale retail, and a full spectrum of sporting facilities and entertainment. And, this week, ground was broken on Baha Mars redevelopment project which promises to transform Cable B each into a first class multi-hotel, casino and golf resort. This terminal will be unique in the region, being of a size, scale a nd scope, and having amenities and features unlike others in our region and incorporating state-of-the-art baggage systems, envir onmentally-friendly cooling systems and al fresco dining facilities not typically available in airports near or far. Mr Ingraham told guests how his government is transforming New Providence and the historic City of Nassau into more than a world-class destination. H e said: We are seeking to make our capital island an urban centre that works in terms of basic infrastructure, and that is safea nd a creative home for the arts and culture with an extensive network of parks, heritage sites and windows to the sea. We will do all of this and much more, as we make New Prov idence greener, more beautiful, cleaner, and more environmentally sustainable. Even as we appreciate the enjoyments and advantages that city living offers, we must respond to the challenges of urbanisation, inclusive of human services and well-being, infras tructure, livability and aesthetics. Simple things make an enormous difference in how we feel and f unction on our island-home. It is the intention of my Government to make New Providence the site of our nations capital, clean, b eautiful, sustainable and functional. The things we build are not ends in themselves. They are the indispensable means to improve the quality of life of the Bahamian people and residents. Towards this end, I look forward in the months ahead to the continued progress of the New Providence Infrastructure Improve m ent Project as additional segments are completed, and to the immediate commencement of the second stage the Internation a l Terminal at LPIA. FIRST PHASE OF AIRPORT REDEVELOPMENT OPENED F ROM page one F ROM page one BTC workers in URCA protest SIGNLANGUAGE: Protesters vent their feelings.
THE US Embassy announced the beginning of student visa season at a press conference held at the US Embassy today. Non-Immigrant Visa unit chief Brooke Moppert encoura ged students intending to study in the US this year to apply for their student (F-1, M1) visas as early as possible. A ll individuals seeking to study in the US require visas. If students delay, she said, they risk not making it to class on-time. T he US Embassy processed nearly 1,700 student visa applications in 2010 the vast majority between June 1 and August3 1. During the busy student visa season, the waiting period for an appointment increases from a few days to several weeks or m ore. To ensure that students from the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos have the opportunity toa ttend classes in the US on t ime, student visa applicants are given the high priority for appointment requests during the summer. Once students are accepted i nto a college or university, Ms Moppert encouraged them tob egin planning immediately to apply for a visa. S he outlined the step-by-step procedures students should follow, which are available on the Embassys website at http://nassau.usembassy.gov/howtoap-p lystudentvisa.html. Ms Moppert explained that it i s in students interest to make sure they read the website, and f ully prepare for the interview in order to demonstrate their eligibility for a student visa. As soon as you are accepted into a college or university, s he said, make an appoint ment for your US visa interv iew and contact your school to make sure you receive the I -20 document. She encouraged anyone with questions or concerns to e-mail the US Embassy at visanas firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to http://nassau.usembassy.gov. Step-by-Step Instructions 1 : Schedule an appointment for an interview by calling the fee-based Visa Information Service on 1-800-763-6812 or 1800-709-1892. (Pin numbers can be obtained by purchasing a visa scratch card at various vendors throughout the Bahamas.) When you call, you will receive a n appointment date and time, along with a confirmation num ber. 2: Complete an electronic visa application form (called the DS-160). A link to the electronic form is located at http://nassau.usembassy.gov. Y ou are responsible for the accuracy of the information in your application. If someone prepares the application for you, please make sure the information is correct. 3: Pay your SEVIS (Student a nd Exchange Visitor Information System) fee of $200, payable online at www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/ or by m oney order. Be sure to print y our receipt for the consular officer. 4 : Students are required to d emonstrate they have immed iate access to the entire amount of required funds listed o n the I-20 form (tuition, room and board and other expenses) f or the first year of education, and demonstrate access tof unding to cover expenses for all subsequent years of educat ion in the US. Bank letters that do not specify a balance, certificates of deposit, stock certificates, pension funds and land holdings do not qualify as i mmediate access to funding. 5: Assemble the document ation you believe will support your application, including your passport or certificate of identity. A checklist is located on the website. Keep in mind that t he consular officer who reviews your case may or may n ot review your documents. In order to apply for a visa you m ust have: A valid passport in good condition with empty pages for visas, valid for at least six months beyond anticipated travel dates. Visa application fee ($140 t o be paid during the interview in all Bahamian or all US dol l ars. Credit cards are not accepted. Application (DS-160 firmation sheet, which can only be filled out on https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. Two recent (within last six m onths) 2-inch-by-2-inch photos on a white background. 6: Arrive on-time at the E mbassy for your scheduled interview. Bring all your docu ments (including SEVIS receipt and I-20) and photo ID. 7 : Pay fees and have your fin gerprints taken. 8: Interview. A consular offic er will ask questions to determine your eligibility for a visa. In order to qualify, you must prove to the consular officert hat a) you intend to study in the US, and not pursue any other activities (working); b) that you will abide by the terms of t he visa (ie respect US laws a nd c) you have sufficient social, economic and/or familyt ies to compel you to return to t he Bahamas after completing y our studies. No applicant is g uaranteed a visa. It is your responsibility to demonstrate y our eligibility under US immigration law. 9: If successful, your visa is t ypically ready by at 2.30pm the next business day. Family I slanders have the option of leaving their passport and making arrangements at the Embassy to have it returned (with visa f amily member or friend can pick it up. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.260.97AML Foods Limited1.041.040.000.1230.0408.53.85% 10.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 6.184.40Bank of Bahamas4.404.400.000.1530.10028.82.27% 0.580.18Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.492.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.1680.09016.13.33% 2.152.14Fidelity Bank2.172.170.000.0160.040135.61.84% 12.509.62Cable Bahamas10.2110.210.001.0500.3109.73.04% 2.842.36Colina Holdings2.402.400.000.7810.0403.11.67% 7.005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.846.840.000.4880.26014.03.80% 3.651.63Consolidated Water BDRs2.132.140.010.1110.04519.32.10% 2.551.40Doctor's Hospital1.401.400.000.1070.11013.17.86% 6.995.47Famguard5.475.470.000.3570.24015.34.39% 10.206.25Finco6.516.25-0.262,0000.2870.00021.80.00% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.399.390.000.4940.35019.03.73% 6.003.75Focol (S)6.006.000.000.4520.16013.32.67% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.405.00ICD Utilities7.407.400.000.0120.240616.73.24% 10.509.82J. 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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-Jan-11BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 30-Nov-10 31-Dec-10 31-Jan-11CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752530-Nov-10 30-Sep-10 31-Jan-11 11-Feb-11 31-Jan-11MARKET TERMS31-Dec-10 NAV 6MTH 1.475244 2.910084 1.545071 107.570619 105.776543 30-Jun-10 31-Dec-10 30-Nov-10 31-Jan-11 USEmbassy announces the start of student visa season MESSAGETOSTUDENTS: Non-Immigrant Visa unit chief Brooke Moppert.
By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter email@example.com A FTER losing their first game by three points, the RM Bailey Pacers made sure that they were not one of the early casualities in the 29th Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic. The Government Secondary Schools Sports Association's champions bounced back from their 57-54 loss to the visiting E ig ht Mi le Ro c k B lu ej a ys fro m Gra n d B ah am a o n W ed ne sda y by routing t he Preston Albury High Lions from E leuthera 51 8 yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. "I just want to say that E l e u t h e r a g a v e a g o o d effort. T he y p laye d w ith a l o t o f he ar t T h ey ne v er g a v e u p s a i d P a c e r s coac h Nigel Ingr a ham as h e w o rk e d h i s e n t i re r o st e r i n t o t h e t o u r n a m e n t s m o st l o p s id e d d e c i si o n th i s year. W i t h h i s k e y p l a y e r s p l a y i n g a l i m i t e d r o l e Dario McKenzie scored a game hi gh 16 p oint s and I ngraham's son M ajeri e, added eight. T he Lio n s, w h o g ot s hu t out 22-0 in the first quar t e r f i n a l l y g o t o n t h e scoreboard with two min ute s a nd 31 se co nds le ft i n the second quarter on a pair of free throws from Charlberto Laing. Robert Carey came up with a basket in the third and Ken jerro G aitor c anne d a bu zz er be ating lay -up to trim t h e d efici t to 3 9-6 a t the final brea k. Ga it or f inished with four as Prest on A lb ur y was s ent pack in g in t he d ou bl e eli mi nat io n f or mat tournament. P acer s de v our Lions 51-8 S A T U R D A Y F E B R U A R Y 2 6 2 0 1 1 T H E T R I B U N E P A G E 1 3 T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS P A GE LOG ON T O WWW .TRIBUNE242.COM 2 9 T H H U G H C A M P B E L L B A S K E T B A L L C L A S S I C SEE page 14 HUGH CAMPBELL COVERAGE "I just w ant to sa y that Eleuther a gav e a g ood ef f or t. The y play ed with a lot of hear t. The y nev er gav e up. NIGEL INGRAH AM ST RO NG COM E BA C K: Th e RM B a il e y P a c er s b ou n c e d b a c k f ro m t h e ir 5 7 -5 4 l o s s t o t h e v i s i t i n g E i g h t M i l e R o c k B l u e j a y s f ro m G ra n d Ba h a m a o n W e d n e s d a y b y r o u t i n g t h e P r e s t o n A l b u r y H i g h L i o n s f r o m E l e u t h e r a MORLEY RECEIVES ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONOUR See story on pg 13 INSIDE Local sports news
SPORTS P AGE 14, SA TURDA Y FEBRUAR Y 26, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPORTS T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS P A GE LOG ON T O WWW .TRIBUNE242.COM T HE Angl ic an Di ocese of T he B ah am as an d t he T ur ks & Cai cos Isl and s i n cel ebrati on an d th ank sgiving of its 150 t h anniver sary as a Di ocese, w il l hold a F am il y Fun Run/ W al k, on Sat u r day, March 5th. T h e e v e n t w i l l b e g i n a t C h r i s t C h ur c h C a t he d r al at 6 a m a n d i s e xp e ct e d t o at t ra c t h un dr e ds of Ang li ca ns fr om al l 18 N ew Prov ide nce pa ri she s, as wel l as m e m b e r s o f t h e p u b l ic w h o w h i c h t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h i s heal t hy l if est yl e act i vi ty T he route is as fol low s: C h r i s t C h u r c h C a t h e d r a l s o u t h o n G e o r g e S t r e e t t o P r i n c e s s S t r e e t w e s t o n Pr i n ce s s Pr i nc e s s S t r e e t t o B ai l lou H ill R o ad, south t o Bai llou Hi l l Road t o W ul ff Road, east on Wul ff Road t o C oll ins A v e n u e n o r t h o n C o l l i n s Avenue to Shi rl ey St reet we st on Shir ley St reet to E li zabet h A v e n u e so u th o n El iz a b e th A v e n u e t o S a n d s R o a d a n d w e s t o n S a n d s R o a d t o Addingt o n House (t he Angli can Dioces an of fi ce). Ch a ir p e rs o n f o r th e 1 5 0 th A nn ive rsa ry M r. Id ris Re id, sa ys that the ev en t is ti m ely, as more and more Bahamians a re p ay in g att en tio n to th e ir health. "M o r e a n d m o r e Ba h a m ians are becoming health con sc ious and re al is ing the i mpo rta nc e of ex e rcis e a n d so th is Family fun/run walk will pro vide an opportunity for us as Angli cans t o come toget her as a Church family as we fellow s h ip t og e th e r a n d c e le b ra t e o ur 1 50th Ann i v ersary," sa i d Mr. Reid. T he fun r u n/ walk has severa l co mpe titive ele men ts, a nd prizes will be awarded to the ch urch wi th the l a rgest n umb e r o f r eg is tr an t s, as w el l a s in d i v id u a l p riz e s fo r t h e to p th re e win n er s in va rio u s a g e categories. R e gi s t r at i o n f e e i s $1 5 w h i c h inc ludes a t -s h i rt Per sons may r e gi st er a t a ny N e w Pr o vi de n ce Anglican Church. The Anglican Diocese now holds an Annual Track Meet. 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S P O R T S R A D I O 1 0 3 i s t h e Bahamas fir st and only s por ts radi o s t a t i o n T h e B a h a m a s i s h o m e t o Oly mp ia ns The Go ld en G irls, fo rme r L ak er M ych al T ho mps o n and pl aygr ou nd to sp or ts celeb rit ies wit h a n av id Ame ric a n sp orts fan ba se serv ed by a c om bin at ion of l oc al sport s a nd ESPN R ad io. Z SR 1 03 .5FM broad c a st 2 4 h o u rs d a i l y f ro m t he c a p i ta l c i ty N a s s a u a n d f o u n d o n t h e w e b a t w w w b a h a m a s s p o r t s r a d i o c o m The G ene ral Man ag er i s V ann Fe rguson. ESPN Radio and ZSR-FM agree on two-year br oadcast deal By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org RASHA D G onzo' Mor ley, a for m e r p l a y e r w i t h t h e W e s t m i n s t e r Dipl omats a nd th e N oBu ll b asketba ll club, has made the adjus tment in h is sec ond y ear at N iaga ra C olle ge, pla yi n g a s a s t a r t i n g f o r w a r d f o r t h e K n i g h t s F o r t h e p e r i o d F e b r u a r y 1 4 2 0 M o r l e y a l o n g w i t h C a s s a a n d r a M usu ngayi, a femal e volleybal l player in her s enio r year, cart ed o ff the A t h l e t e s o f t h e W e e k h o n o u r s f o r Niagar a College. M orl e y, a n a ti ve of N ass au st ud y in g c om pu te r e ng in e eri ng a t Ni a ga ra ha d a bi g per for mance in helpin g to p ac e t h e B r u i n s t o a 1 1 7 1 0 0 w i n o v e r S h er i d a n in N i ag ar a' s f i n al r e g ul a r s eason game las t F rid ay night The 6-f oot6 f orwar d went per fect fr om the field on 8-o f-8 sh ootin g and 3-of-5 from the f ree thr ow line to fini s h w i t h 1 9 p o i n t s i n c l u d i n g f o u r du n ks, th e se c on d h ig h es t f or th e B ru ins in the vi c t ory. Morl ey al so ha d a ga me h ig h sev e n r e b o u n d s s e v e n d e f e n s i v e l y a n d d is he d ou t t w o a ss is ts i n w h a t K ni g h ts h e a d c o a c h S t e v e A t k i n c a l l e d a b re ako ut ga me f or t he s econ dye ar fo rwar d fr om t he Bahamas "W e r eally go t a gr eat eff or t fr om him, possibly his best performance in his car eer w i th the K n ights ," A tki ns s a i d W i t h t h e v i c t o r y t h e K n i g h t s s ec u red f our th place in t he Ontar io C o l l e g e s A t h l e t i c A s s o c i a t i o n (O C AA) W e st Re g io n (ba se d o n be st r e c o r d s v e r s u s M o h aw k an d A l g o ma) Therefor e the Knights will hos t an OCAA qualif ying game on Sunday, Feb ruar y 27t h at 4:30pm agains t the Fl eming College Kn ights at t he New At hlet ic C en tr e W el land Campu s. The B ruins fi nished the sea s o n tie d wi t h A lg om a a nd M oh awk wi th an 11-7 w i n-lo ss recor d for four th s pot Humber led th e W es t at 171. Fleming, thei r oppo nents on Sund ay, was also fou rt h in th e East at 11-9. Algonquin led th e divis ion at 191. Th ro ug h t h e re g ul a r se a so n, M or le y averaged 4.76 poi nts per game after he s c or ed a t ot a l o f 81 He h ad 3 3 f ield g olas, inc lu ding tw o t hreepoint e r s a n d w a s 9 o f 2 4 f r o m t h e f r e e thr ow line f or a 0.38 per c en tage. He als o had a tot a l of 64 rebounds seven b lock s hots and five s teals spor ts NOTES SWIMMING WEECH AT BIG 12 A r i e l W e e c h a s o p h o m o r e a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Nebraska, won the women's B c o n s o l a t i o n f i n a l o f t h e women's 50 metres freestyle in 23.05 seconds at the 2011 Big 12 Championships at the University of Texas. Weech, 18, also competed o n t h e s e c o n d l e g o f t h e Hu s kie s' 200 fr ee st yle r el ay t e a m t h a t p l a c e d f i f t h i n 1 :3 2 .5 0 Th e ra c e w a s w on t he U ni v e r si ty o f Te x a s i n 1 : 2 8 1 5 T h e m e e t w i l l w r a p u p today. SWIMMING CHAPLIN PLACED IN BONUS J e nna C hap lin, a sop ohomore st the University of the P a c i f i c g o t s e c o n d i n t h e b o n u s f i n a l f o r 1 8 th p l a c e o v e r in the women's 500 freestyle in 5:02.29 at the 2011 Wom e n s I v y L e a g u e C h a m p i onshi ps a t the Princ et on University. The mee t w ill continue today. The Pac ers no w w ait to see wh ether or not they will get a n o t h e r s h o t a t t h e B l u e j a y s a s the tourna ment s ta rt to w ind dow n h ead ing tow ards to the pool c hamp ionship s toda y. W e j u s t h a v e t o b e p h y s i c a l and play hung r y ," I ng r a ham s ai d "I t wil l co me d o wn t o w ho w ant it th e mo s t. Y e ste rd ay w a s th e se c o nd strai ght fo r th e el imi nat ion of t e a m s A g a p e s t a y e d a l i v e a s t h e y ou st ed Tele os Acad emy 7 045 an d the Ga lile e Ac ade my C ava lie r s al s o a voi ded e limin a t i o n b y s e n d i n g t h e S t An ne s Bl u ew a v es h om e w i th a 67-6 3 ove r ti me vic tory. GA L ILEE 6 7 ST A NN E' S 63 (OT) In the extra three minutes, J e r e m y N e e l y st e p p e d u p w i th five points to help the Cava lier out-score the Bluewaves 1 2 -8 Th e g a m e w a s t i ed 5 5 -5 5 at the end of regulation. N ee ly, w ho c am e on strong in the second half after going scoreless in the first half, fin is hed with 16. T amar C ar ey ha d 1 2, Ke v in W a lla c e 1 1 a nd both Bradshaw White and B Laing added eight apiece. I j u s t t o l d t h e m t o p l a y h a r d s a i d G a l i l e e' s co a c h D e n y k c o B o w l e s a f o r m e r p o in t g u a r d w h o p l a y e d a k e y r ole f or the CI Gibs on R at tl e rs b e fo re he le f t to g o of f to college. "In the last few minutes of the game, I just wanted them to come out and give me all t h e y h a d I t w a s w i n o r g o home. So we just had to win. Thank God for the victory." Gordon Ferguson scored a game high 22, while Marcus B o w e h a d 1 5 a n d L e s l i e In g ra h a m a dd e d 1 1 i n a lo s in g effort. AG APE 70, T EL E OS 4 5 R a s h a d F a r r i n g t o n a n d Agassi Saunders both scored 20 points and Basil Johnson Granus added 13 for Agape, who broke a 14-14 first quar rer and 23-23 half-time tie by o u t s co r i n g T e le o s 19 10 i n the third. L lo y d B ai l e y s c or e d a ga m e h i g h 2 7 a n d A l c o t t F o x c g h i p p e d i n w i t h 1 6 i n t h e loss. In la te g a me o n Thu rsda y ni ght, t he GS SSA runn ers-up CC S weeting Cob ras st ayed undefeated with a 61-53 win ov er t he CR W a lker Kni ghts. K a r o n P r a t t a n d P a t r i c k D a v i s b o t h c a m e th r o u g h w i th 1 4 p o i n t s w h i l e R o o s e v e l t W h y l ly a n d G a b i La u r e nt ha d 13 apiec e in t he win. Pr ince B era y ne n ha d a g am e hi gh 2 4 a n d Mi c h a e l R e c k l e y 1 4 i n t h e loss. T h e tou r n am ent w ill c on tinue today at 10 a.m. Pacers FROM page 13 ABOVE: Rashad Morley moving with the ball against the defense from Sheridan. LEFT: Rashad Morley cart e d of f the Athlete of t he Week honour for Niagara College. M o r l e y r e c e i v e s A t h l e t e o f t h e W e e k h o n o u r a t N i a g a r a C o l l e g e Ariel Weech TI GHT DE FE NSE: Gal il ee Ac a de my Ca va li e rs t opp e d St An ne 's Bl ue w a v es 6 7-63 i n OT
TRIBUNE SPOR TS SA TURDA Y FEBRUAR Y 26, 201 1, P AGE 15 T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS P A GE LOG ON T O WWW .TRIBUNE242.COM SPORTS By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter email@example.com H E R f i r s t l o v e i s t e a c h i n g B u t w h e n you sc ruti ni se t he way she of fi ci ates in ba ske tba ll y ou wou ld th ink tha t r ef er e ein g is to p o f th e a ge n d a f o r T ere z Co nli f fe T h e 2 8-y ear-o ld n ativ e of I nag ua got s tar t ed ab out thr ee year s ago a nd tod ay sh e ha s alread y cha l k ed up a to tal of ov er 1 00 g ames bot h i n her nat i ve i sl and and here i n N ew Provi d e n c e T h r o u g h t h e u r g i n g o f F r e d d i e B row n of the New Pro vid ence C er ti f i ed R ef e re e As s oc i at i on C on l i f f e g ot he r i nt r od uc t i on t o t he s por t B ut n ow she s a f fili a t e d wit h the New Pro videnc e A ss oci at i on o f Ba ske tba ll Of fi c i a l s an d s h e' s b ee n r e g a r de d a s o ne of th e top f i ve in t he co untr y. I a l w a y s l o v e t h e s p o r t o f b a s k e t b a l l a nd af t er I s p ok e w i t h Fr e dd i e B r ow n, I dec id ed to go on and c onti nue of fi ci at i ng, she not ed. "From t here he t ol d m e t hat I ha ve t he pot en ti a l t o b e a g o o d r e f e r e e a n d I j u s t t o o k h i s a d v i c e So f ar, C onli f fe s ai d e ver ythi ng has been goi ng gr eat a nd she' s w ai ti ng t o o f f i c i a t e a t h e r f i r s t i n t e r na t i o n a l e v e n t but s he a dmi t s that the l ocal le agues and t ou r n am en t s have b een groomi ng her f or t he bi g st ep ahea d of her "I am ca l ling in t h e high scho ols, t he w om e n' s n i gh t l ea g ue, t he g ove r nment league, so I'm getti ng my feet w et i n al l area s, sh e sai d. B ut a s a f e m al e C o nl i f f e st a t e d t h at s he' s gott en mi xed re act i on f rom t he ge nera l publ i c. S o me p e rs o n s a re g la d to s ee a f e ma l e r ef e r ee a nd t he n t he re a r e ot her s w ho wo ul d s ay t hat t hi s i s a ma n' s ga me and I don 't need t o be o ff i ci ati ng, sh e point ed out "B ut f or the m ost part w hen I s ee t h e h i g h s c h ool f e ma l e t e am s t h e y a r e as ki ng me you got our g ame so th ey w ant t o se e m e of fi ci at e. But the m en ar e mor e mi xed Som et im es t hey s ay t hey hav e a ma le who i s n ot em ot iona l t ow a rd s an y o f t he m and t he n t h er e a r e o t h e r s w h o s a y t h i s i s a m a n s g a m e and I don' t need t o be cal l i ng. Des pit e the r evi ews C onli f fe s aid s h e s h a r d p r e s s e d t o g o f o r w a r d b e ca u s e s h e w a nt s t o b e co m e a n i nt e r n a t i o n a l c e r t i f i e d r e f e r e e e v e n g o i n g a s h ig h as th e O ly mp i c G a me s if th e op port uni ty pr es ent i t sel f Fo r no w C on l i f f e s a i d s he s j u s t t r y i ng t o f o cu s o n en j o yi n g w h at s he d oe s o u t s i d e o f h e r f i r s t l ov e w h i c h i s t e a c h i ng m ath emat i cs a t C I Gi bs on Seni or H i gh w h e r e s he i s c ur r e n t l y e m p l oy e d "T he fa ct t hat I have w orked w i th bot h of the a ssoc ia ti ons, I tr y to g et s o m e t i p s f r o m e v e r y b o d y s h e r e f l e c t e d I m n o t o n e t o b e l i e v e t h a t I k n o w i t al l so I re ly on w hat ever hel p I can g e t When asked if she had a chan c e to g i v e h e r s e l f a g r a d e s h e t o o k a br ea the r a nd n o ted : "A B-min u s. I s ti ll have t o work o n worki ng off the ball b ecau se sometime s thing s ha ppen off the ball and you do n' t alw ays s ee i t. T h e fo r m e r d is t a n c e ru n n e r a n d out fi elder i n s oftbal l can be seen thi s we e k e n d a s sh e o f fi ci a te s wi th t h e N PABO at the 28t h Hugh C ampbel l B a s k e t b a l l C l a s s i c a t t h e K e n d a l I s a a c s G y m n a s i u m An thon y T o ny' W i lliams, one of her mentors s aid C onli ffe right now c an be cons idered on e of the t op f ive of fi ci al s, put ti ng her in the r anks w i th h i m s el f N or m a n M o u c h' H um e s J e r r y Col eb r ook e, Sharon t he General St orr and Warren B utl er, i n no p ar t ic u l ar order. "T er ez i s probab ly on e of t he bes t off ici al s t hat w e have i n the t ournament She' s com i ng al ong ver y w el l ," Wi l l i a ms s ai d W he n w e go t h er f r om the ot her ass oci at i on, al l I had t o d o w as f i ne t on e w h at s h e w a s do i ng w i t h Freddi e ( Br ow n). "H er g a me m an ag em en t wa s th e bi gg e s t t h i n g b u t s h e ha v e a g oo d i d ea of w h a t s h e i s s up p o s e d t o d o a n d a f t e r w e s a t d o w n a n d d i s c u s s e d i t s h e c a m e a r ou n d I t h i n k s h e s g o i n g t o b e a v e r y good of fi ci al i n t he B aham as. Wi l li am s sai d once she can obt ai n he r F I B A l i c e nc e s h e w i l l de f i n i t e l y g o on to bec ome a t op not ch of fi ci al Conliffe rated one of the top referees in the country I a m c a l l i n g i n t h e h i g h s c h o o l s t h e w o m e n s n i g h t league, the g ov er nm e n t le a g u e so I 'm g etti ng m y f e et w e t in all ar eas. T er ez Conlif fe T OP REFEREE : T er ez C onliff e has alre ady cha lked up a t ot a l o f o ver 100 gam es b ot h in h er n at ive isla nd and h er e in New Pro viden ce.