N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Police capture escaped killer V olume: 107 No.111TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 W EATHER SUNSHINE, T-STORMPM HIGH 88F LOW 74F F E A T U R E S SEEPAGE12B S P O R T S Miss Bahamas contestants 2011 SEESECTIONE Pinder eyes fast track to glory B y AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter a turnquest@ tribunemedia.net T HE selection p rocess for a workrelease programme for prisoners is to be r eviewed after a c onvicted killer went on the run over the weekend. An island-wide manhunt began on Saturday after Moses Morris, 39, failed to return to Fox Hill Prison after taking part in the jails Extra Mural Work Scheme. Morris, who was jailed for 25 years in 1996 for manslaughter and causing dangerous harm, was eventually found in an abandoned boat on Arawak Cay yesterday afternoon. He had been on the w ork-release pro gramme for three months, and hadl ess than three years left to serve on his sentence. The workr elease programme is part of a policy to try and reintegrate, rehabilitate, inmates, prior to their release into society, said National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest. This incident will surely make us look at the procedure in place. He (Morris it harder for others to be accepted into the programme. Morris was assigned to the programme in January after an interview with the Prison Visiting Committee Minister to r eview process for work release programme TRY OUR D OUBLE M cFISH The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E SEE page 10 C RIME investigators expect t o bring charges in five murder cases this week, with one suspect believed to be involvedi n two separate killings. Meanwhile, a 26-year-old M alcolm Road man wanted for q uestioning in connection with l ast Wednesdays drive by shooting has surrendered to police the third suspect in p olice custody concerning the matter. The Malcolm Road resident j oins two men, aged 18 and 37, CHARGES IN FIVE MURDER CASES ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEK SEE page 10 MODEL UNITEDNATIONSSESSION2011 By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com A MASKED man carrying two handguns shot two men off Meadow Street yesterday morning. The incident happened at around 9.30am as three men were standing outside a house on Meadow Street between Dumping ground Corner and Mount Olive Baptist Church. The trio were approached and shot at by a masked man wearing a green jumpsuit and reportedly carrying two handguns. CABLE & Wireless Communications has dismissed claims that its bid to buy BTC has stumbled at the last minute due to a funding problem. In response to the rumour, first cir culated by a tabloid-style website, a CWC official said the parties are still waiting for final sign-off, but things are very close and moving in the right direction. A government source said the sides are merely going through the paperwork carefully to ensure that everything is in order. He said the deal should be signed within the next few days. By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org UNION leaders are unsure if their tentative meeting with Cable & Wire less officials will go ahead on Thursday but are adamant the new BTC owners must prove they have changed their approach to employees. Head of the Bahamas Communications Public Managers Union (BCPMU) William Carroll said contract CABLE & WIRELESS DISMISSES CL AIMS THA T BTC DEAL HAS S TUMBLED UNION:CABLE & WIRELESS MUST PROVE APPROACH T O S TAFF HAS CHANGED MAN KILLED, AN O THER INJURED IN SHOOTING SEE page 10 SEE page 10 WINNERS: Aquinas College celebrate their win at the Model United Nations Session 2011. The event, held at the Wyndham Nassau Resort, gave students from 14 schools the opportunity to take on the role of foreign diplomats and represent a member country of the UN. SEE PAGE TWO Felip Major /Tribune staff REVIEW: Tommy Turnquest
EDITOR, The Tribune. O VERthe last forty y ears, the population of the Bahamas has grown tremendously. Unfortunately, ouri nfrastructure development did not move at the same pace with our population growth. The more the popu lation grows, the more the demands for everything. We see it in the judiciary not e nough courts, not enough m agistrates and judges; w ater and electricity supplies, inadequate roads, docks, etc. Now that the g overnment is taking steps to correct this situation, s ome people are complaining. Madam Editor, what do we want? C an a mechanic repair an engine while the engine is s till running? Of course not. Can a surgeon perform surgery on a patient withoutp ains and some bleeding? Oh no! There has to be s ome degree of pain, bleeding and inconvenience for t he patient; but as soon as the surgery begins so does the healing process. One may ask the reason for the surgery in the first place.T he reason for surgery is to c orrect or remove some thing that is causing a prob lem; government is correcting some problems that arel ong overdue. The only way you can construct drainages and lay water main is byt renching. And so I say to the government, hats off for attempting to bring the countrys infrastructure intot he 21st Century. S ome even complain about one-way streets, but when they travel to otherc ountries they will drive for miles on one-way streets to get where they want to go without a murmur. If truthb e told, many streets that are now one-way streets in Florida were not always oneway streets. They became one-way because of population shifts and traffic movements, etc. If Florida with more land mass sees the need for one-way streets, what do you think about New Providence which is much smaller? Fellow citizens, you do not always get rain without thunder and lightning. The inconvenience you are experiencing now o n our roads is small to comp are with the (convenience you will experience after the u pgrades. I t is important for us as B ahamians to remember that we are a small island nation with a population ofa bout four hundred and fifty thousand; the Chrysler Corporation employs more people than that. We have no oil, gold, silver, bauxite or, minerals. And so we are nota rich country though many b elieve we are. You see we l ive like first world people, b ut in some instances, our thinking and logics are thato f third world. We think the g overnment has an abundance of money. The only money government has is the taxes it collects from you a nd me, no more! F amily Islands have to be maintained and need infrastructure too. Mail-boat ser-v ices alone to and from these islands are heavy on our treasury, even though some islands have less than f ive hundred people. It takes a lot of money to run an island nation. In spite of w orld recession, our gove rnment has not laid off any c ivil servants when wealthier countries have had to cut their civil service, increase t axes and ask for bail-out. Isnt God Good? This gove rnment has done much with little resources. To God be all the glory! YELVERTON COX N assau, March, 2011. (And now that Easter is n ear we must all remember that there cannot be an Easte r Sunday without a Good Friday. Ed). E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama T ELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 Advertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 YESTERDAY morning union leaders must have thought their prayers for a mira cle had been answered when a rumour started to circulate that Government had cancelled the BTC sale to Cable & Wireless. The jubilation was short-lived when it was learned that the process had been slowed down as each side carefully went through document by document to make certain that every t was crossed and every i dotted. By the time they are finished, the joining of BTC and CWC will be a contract set in stone. Despite Opposition Leader Perry Christies threat to dismantle the $210 million sale should his party be returned to government in the 2012 election, this is one Gordion Knot that is going to be nigh impossible for him to cut. We all know that Mr Christie is no Alexander the Great, the only man of the ancient world who succeeded in cutting the fabled knot and ruling all of Asia. We will use all lawful means available to us to ensure that it will not stand, Mr Christie promised. Government is determined to give him a legitimate escape route from this promise. The contract will be so legally airtight that he will not have to suffer sleepless nights wondering how to tell the public that in the end the deal must stand. From their statements today it appears that the two BTC union leaders William Carroll (BCPMU (BCPOU with their new employers with the wrong attitude. Bahamas Telecommunications Company was sold to Cable & Wireless to improve communications in the Bahamas, lower prices, offer better value for money and provide a strong global partner to equip it to succeed in a world of competition. This means change. Change within BTC means change in the attitudes of many staff members, change in their work ethic, a will ingness to embrace new ideas, learn new systems, a loyalty to their company and a desire to make it the best that it can be because of them. Cable & Wireless has nothing to prove to union leaders. It is they who have to prove to CWC that they want to be enthusiastic mem bers of a strong team. If they and their members are going to be obstructionists, are going to encourage unrest and turmoil, then they do not belong in this new BTC. If an employee does not agree with the terms and condi tions of employment, then it is time to moveon. The job is not going to change to accommodate him. He either accepts the terms and conditions of the job or he looks for other accommodation more suitable to his liking. This is what life is like in the real world. These unionists have been mollycoddled for far too long in the protective cocoon of the civil service. They are now employees of a private company and new rules apply rules that apply to most working Bahamians. Human nature is such that the average person needs incentives to do well. There must be rewards and punishment. In every facet of life there are checks and balances. For every privilege there is a corresponding duty. The reason that no government organisation will ever be able to compete with private enterprise is that there are no checks and balances. If an employee does not measure up, he is not fired. He is recycled. Until firing is introduced to the public service for not giving adequate service, these departments will always be a drag on the public purse. The sooner they are privatised, the sooner efficiency will go up and the cost of living for all Bahamians will go down. Mr Carroll hopes that the union meeting with Cable and Wireless will be a productive one, but, he says, everything depends on Cable and Wireless. Here he is wrong this is a joint venture. Everything depends on both sides. Messrs Carroll and Evans have to scrub from their minds and the minds of their members the idea that they own BTC. They are not the owners, they are the employees. Cable and Wireless are the own ers, CWC is in the drivers seat. It is hoped that the unionists will have made this mental adjustment before Thursdays meeting. BTCs Acting President Kirk Griffin has given his staff good advice, which they would be wise to heed. He has urged them to make sound deci sions on their professional future. As you make up your mind as to your place in BTC, I implore you not to pay any attention whatsoever to rumour and speculation no matter the source. The decisions that you ultimately make about your professional future, he said, are indeed profound and very personal. Be sure that you base these decisions on substantiated facts. There will be many rumours around like the ridiculous one that started a flurry of speculation yesterday. Just remember that an election is near and unscrupulous politicos are busy. Just ignore them, they are up to no good. Government has done much with little resources LETTERS l email@example.com The rumours are flying ignore them E DITOR, The Tribune. I was shocked to hear Branville McCartney say Bamboo Town votes no. Lets make it clear. I have lived in Bamboo town for 35 years. M y three children were born and raised in Bamboo Town, all of their friends live in Bamboo Town. We are Bamboo Town. B ranville McCartney never lived in Bamboo Town, he has no roots in Bamboo Town. Now that he no longer represents the FNM he will not be missed in Bamboo Town. This may sound callous, but when you feel betrayed that is exactly howy ou respond. W hen the Prime Minister introduced Mr McCartney to us during the last election we, the residents, welcomed him with open arms. I campaigned for Mr McCartney, walked door-to-door and worked the polls on election day. Interestingly enough Mr McCartney bragged of having some 2000 residents of Bamboo Town sign a petition protesting the sale of BTC. I know for a fact that neither I nor any of my family or close friends in Bamboo Town took part in any such initia tives. We me, my family and close friends feel as if the same way Mr McCartney came to us asking our support he could have come to us and informed us of his intentions to leave the FNM. Something he never did we had no part in his decision not to support BTC sales. So how could he say he spoke for us during the vote? While Mr McCartney may have his share of support I can only speak for myself. And I say that the same amount of fervency I used in campaigning for him I will be using in campaigning against him. TONY Nassau, March 26, 2011. How could Branville say he spoke for us over BTC?
B y DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@ t ribunemedia.net FREEPORT Health Minister Dr Hubert Min-n is was in Grand Bahama y esterday for the official launch of a 60-day pilot programme that allows digital diagnostic images to be viewed instantaneously at several clinics and hospitals in theB ahamas. Through a partnership with the Florida-based Jackson Health System,f our hospitals in the Bahamas, including the Rand Memorial Hospitala nd the Eight Mile Rock C linic in Grand Bahama, and the Princess Margaret Hospital and South Beach Clinic in New Providence, will be part of a pilot programme using a new tech nology called PACS (Patient Archive and Communication System). Dr Minnis said this teleradiology system will allow patient x-rays to be seen at any of the four institutions at the same time. Specialist Michael Garcia, IT director at Jackson Health System, and Orlando Fuentes, senior PACS technical information spe cialist, conducted a live demonstration of the system at the Rand Memorial Hospital yesterday. Dr Minnis said the technology will especially be very beneficial in the Fam ily Islands where there are no radiologists available. We have a lot of clinics throughout the Family Islands that have analogue x-ray facilities and we dont have radiologists there to interpret them and what this technology would do is allow those in the Family Islands to have images interpreted by the Rand or any of the other three institutions, he explained. I would like to see the Rand being responsible for the Family Islands so that x-rays are interpreted by the radiologists at the Rand here in Freeport and not New Providence. In December, the Public Hospitals Authority entered into a partnership a rrangement with Jackson Health Systems to conduct a pilot study using PACS t echnology at the Rand M emorial Hospital for a 60-day free trial. The equipment is able to carry out different types ofd iagnostic imaging such as CT scans, ultra sounds and echo scans, and store thei mages for easy accessibil ity. Mr Garcia said that they have taken almost 2,000i mages already during the t est phase on Grand Bahama. As of March 31 we w ent live with the 60-day pilot and through the success of it we look forward to a full blown implemen tation, he said. Mr Garcia said the first step is to make the existing analogue images digital by using a technology called computerised radiography (CR He noted that existing xray rooms do not need to be converted or retro-fit ted for the technology. With a different type of cassette we are able to digitise the analogue images and once those images are taken on a special cassette the digital image is sent to the PACS, he explained. Mr Garcia said once the image is on the PACS it is available for multiple people to see at the same time at all the participating clinics and hospitals in the Bahamas. He said it also enables emergency room physicians to see images from anywhere, enhancing the quality of treatment given to patients because the physician is able to see the images sometimes sooner than the radiologist. If a patient had an xray done at the South Beach Clinic in Nassau or the Eight Mile Rock Clin ic in Grand Bahama, the radiologists at the Princess Margaret Hospital and at the Rand Hospital can see it immediately on the sys tem. The technology enables not only for exchange of information, but images are also able to be manipulated so that less images are needed to be taken of the patient, reducing the amount of exposure to radiation and minimising the number of retakes on a patient, he said. If a patient gets transf erred from Grand Bahama to Nassau they dont have to retake images, all the images tak en at the Rand are able to be seen at the Princess Margaret Hospital andv ice versa. Dr Minnis said patients in the Family Islands often travel to New Providencea nd the United States for imaging. Patients tend to follow w here their investigations a re done or interpreted, and now there would be tendency for patients in the Family Islands to comet o the Rand for other expanded services, he said. The Minister of Health said that he was very impressed with patient care in Grand Bahama. Renovation He viewed the renova tion and improvement pro jects that are underway at the Rand Memorial Hospital, including work sites in the emergency room and trauma sections, the theatre and operating facilities. The theatre facilities are expected to be completed by September of this year. I am satisfied that these improvements and upgrades will improve patient care at the Rand; I am very satisfied and impressed with patient care in Grand Bahama, he said. Yes, everybody would love a new hospital. Unfor tunately because of the recession we cannot proceed with a new hospital, but we can analyse the problems we have today and try to correct those problems (with vations and expansions we feel would provide the expanded care that Grand Bahama would need. Dr Minnis urged physicians to provide the same quality of health care to all patients, regardless of socio-economic status. They must always remember that the health of a patient should come first and not to discriminate and give private patients preferential treatment over public patients because we are all entitled to health care, he said. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011, PAGE 5 B y DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport Reporter d firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPORT Students at Jack Hayward Junior and Senior high schools were sent home on Monday morning as a result ofs moke from a massive bush fire near the schools campus. Julian Anderson, district superintendent of high schools, said classes were dismissed shortly after 9am for the health and safety of students and teachers. A raging bush fire had been burning in the Spinney Road area since 3.30pm on Sunday, sending thick black smoke billowing into the school. Firemen have been able to bring the blaze under control and a re closely monitoring the situat ion. Mr Anderson said smoke from the fire has become trapped in the buildings, and a decision was made to close school. Because of health and safety reasons, we had to close school this morning because we know that smoke causes problems in persons with asthma or other respiratory ailments, and we wanted t o minimise the health risks for p ersons in the entire school, he said. The junior and senior schools cater to more than 1,100 students. The school superintendent said senior students sitting exams in the gymnasium were not affected by the smoke. Mr Anderson said he will continue to closely monitor the situa tion and make a determination o n Tuesday morning if school should remain closed. Fire officials have been receiving reports of bush fires throughout the island. There have been bush fires reported in Deadmans Reef, Holmes Rock, Taino Beach, and South Bahamia. We have not been able to extinguish the fire at Spinney R oad, but we are keeping our e yes on it, said a fire official. By DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport Reporter d email@example.com FREEPORT An adult man and a juvenile werec harged with several counts of housebreaking a nd stealing in Freeport M agistrates Court yesterd ay. B ernard Ferguson, 20, and the minor were arraigned in Courts Two and Three on seven counts of housebreaking ands tealing. It is alleged that the accused committed the incidents between February 2011 and March 31, 2011. T hey pleaded not guilty t o the charges and the matters were adjourned to June 7 and July 12 for trial. F erguson was remanded to Fox Hill Prison. School closes over smoke from massive bush fire MAN AND JUVENILE FACE HOUSEBREAKING, STEALING CHARGES Minister attends live demonstration of new hospital technology DR HUBERT MINNIS is being taken on a tour of major renova tions underway at Rand Memorial Hospital. He is accompanied b y Catherine Weech, the new Hospital Administrator. M INISTER OF HEALTH D r Hubert Minnis and Michael Garcia, IT D irector of Jackson Health Systems, speaks about a 60-day pilot programme using a new digital diagnostic imaging technology c alled PACS (Patient Archive and Communication System Bahamas. The programme was launched on Monday at Rand Memorial Hospital with a live demonstration. P hoto/ V andyke Hepburn
L OCAL NEWS P AGE 6, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE By K QUINCY PARKER Press/Cultural Attach Embassy of The Bahamas WASHINGTON, DC On April 12, Bahamian Chef Michael Adderley will represent the Bahamas in the E mbassy Chef Challenge in Washington, DC, in what the 2011 Cacique Awards Chef of the Year has described as a perfect opportunity to showcase the place of Bahamian cuisine in global gastronomy. This is the first time the Bahamas is entering the comp etition, which has quickly become a highlight on the DC social scene, and buzz is building. Chef Adderley plansa flavour explosion with a luscious lobster concoction, and the Bahamas Hotel Association and Kerzner International (Atlantis i n a prize for one lucky winner on the night of the competition. It is a splendid idea for our country to compete, since it will give our cuisine an opportunity to shine on the world stage. Our cuisine can take its place along side the worlds great cuisines, Chef A dderley said, anticipating a brilliant showing at the competition. The first skirmish in this culinary battle came in the form of a preliminary competition, Challenge Belgium, which was held on March 26. Similar in format to the popular Bravo Television programme Top Chef, the preliminary competition gave Chef Adderley and his competitors the opportunity to showcase their skills. Each was given salmon and a bas ket of surprise ingredients, drawn from Belgian cuisine in honour of Embassy Chef Challenge 2010 Winner, Chef Jan Van Haute. The chefs were challenged to create a main course in two hours. The scores of this cook-off, held in the kitchens of the World Bank, will be com bined with the scores from the Embassy Chef Challenge to determine the Judges Choice Award winner. Chef Adderley talked about the re-imagining of Bahamian cuisine; for exam ple, he said the popular Bahamian staple boil fish is akin to the classic French pot-au-feu, and viewed in that light, served to demon strate the way in which Bahamian cuisine is as deep, complex and mature as any other world-respected gastronomy. I will use plantain and lobster in my competition dish, he said, anticipating some of the innovations he intended to unveil. I will use Bahamian flavours to create new dishes, like conch plantain balls with cassava added. I have also decided to use watermelon to make a jam which is quite tasty. He gave examples of some other exceptional Bahamian dishes he said were worldclass. They include curried conch chowder; roasted conch/snapper with onions, peppers, cassava, lime, pumpk ins and cilantro; conch salad with mango, onion, green peppers, cilantro and serrano peppers; grouper on a bed of tomatoes, with roasted root vegetable and roasted pineapple salsa, and plantain chips with local roasted conch salsa topping. I am proud of the flavours we can develop. We need to promote Bahamian cuisine ona new level and write cookbooks of the new Bahamian Cuisine. Our Bahamian Cuisine can shine with any other. The Embassy Chef Chal l enge is a benefit for Cultural Tourism DC (CTDC co-hosted by CTDC and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre. This years competition is the third in what has quickly become a fixture on the DC scene. In addition to the J udges Choice Award, Chef Adderley and 14 other chefs, representing cuisines from around the world, will be competing for the Peoples Choice Award. A panel of celebrity judges (Judges Choice than 400 guests (PeoplesC hoice) will select the awardwinning dishes. This years panel of judges includes food and travel edi tor at The Washington Post Joe Yonan, chef-in-residence at the Embassy of Belgium and winner of Embassy Chef Challenge 2010, Chef Spike M endelsohn, owner of Good Stuff Eatery and We the Pizza, and Top Chef and Top Chef: All-stars contestant and Chef Xavier Deshayes, Executive Chef of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre. Guests of Embassy Chef Challenge will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite com petitor for the Peoples Choice Award. Chef Adderley will be com peting against chefs from Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Japan, Iraq, Norway and Venezuela, among others. THE United States Ambassador to the Bahamas Nicole Avant last Sunday hosted a dinner for the 18 members of the visiting Trumpet Award Delegation at her Liberty Overlook Residence. The guests included media icon and the founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Xernona Clayton; Civil Rights icon and Trumpet Award winner Ambassador Andrew Young, and Walk of Fame inductee Bishop Neil C Ellis. The Trumpet Award Foundations overarching mission is to inspire, educate, stimulate and enlighten minds to the reality that success, achievement and respect are void of colour and gender. Each year, the foundation acknowledges men and women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all through the Trumpet Awards. Haute cuisine, Bahamian flavour! CHEF MICHAEL ADDERLEYS d ish from a preliminary round of the Embassy Chef Challenge i n Washington, DC SEATED FROM LEFT: Kurt Hollingsworth; Andrea Archer, deputy principal of St Annes School; Diamond Pearson; Prime Minister H ubert Ingraham and Cynthia Wells, the schools principal. P eter Ramsay / BIS PMaddresses St Annes School students for Careers Week P RIME Minister Hubert Ingraham was in attendance at the general a ssembly for St Anne's Schools C areers Week yesterday morning, where he brought remarks, presented c ertificates to Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers and was hims elf presented with an original painting. A ddressing the students, Mr Ingrah am said they have the privilege to attend this prestigious institution thath as a rich legacy, and is well known f or its quality education. For the past 56 years, St Annes has produced graduates who are well rounded individuals, and who havem ade significant contributions to the development of our country. This is because emphasis is not o nly placed on academic achieve ments, but attention is also given to providing a well rounded curriculum that focuses on healthy sporting activ-i ties, the development of technical s kills, civic involvement, but perhaps most importantly the strong spiritual foundation that is a key pillar in theo peration of this school, he said. No matter what your options are, whether pursuing further education, or whether entering the job market, Ic annot stress how important it is for you to embrace every opportunity that St. Annes offers you. Make good use of your time here, and learn as much as you can from your teachers, for they are doing their best to equip you with the life skills to compete at a high level. A s the theme of this years event, Careers in the Armed Forces: A Duty to Protect and Serve, gave special attention to the uniformedb ranches of the government, the prime minister explained to the students the important role the police and the Defence Force, as well at the Immigration and Customs Depart ments play in the Bahamas. US Ambassador hosts Civil Rights icon and T rumpet Award delegation BISHOP NEIL ELLIS pastor of Mount Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church; Xernona Clayton, CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation; US Ambassador to the Bahamas Nicole Avant and Ambassador Andrew Young, Civil Rights icon. F F o o r r t t h h e e p p a a s s t t 5 5 6 6 y y e e a a r r s s , S S t t A A n n n n e e s s h h a a s s p p r r o o d d u u c c e e d d g g r r a a d d u u a a t t e e s s w w h h o o a a r r e e w w e e l l l l r r o o u u n n d d e e d d i i n n d d i i v v i i d d u u a a l l s s , a a n n d d w w h h o o h h a a v v e e m m a a d d e e s s i i g g n n i i f f i i c c a a n n t t c c o o n n t t r r i i b b u u t t i i o o n n s s t t o o t t h h e e d d e e v v e e l l o o p p m m e e n n t t o o f f o o u u r r c c o o u u n n t t r r y y . P rime Minister Hubert Ingraham
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011, PAGE 7 T he Bahamas Co-operative L eague Limited Scholarship Applications Invited The Bahamas Co-operative League is offering a partial two-year scholarship to the College of The Bahamas to pursue an Associate Degree in selected disciplines. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Bahamian student on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Applications are available at The Bahamas Co-operative League office on Russell Road, Oakes Field, or from any Credit Union or Producer/Supplier Co-operative.Deadline for applications is May 31, 2011 .The Bahamas Co-operative League Limited is the Apex body for 10 Credit Unions and 4 Producer/Supplier Co-operatives throughout The Bahamas. Preferred Courses of Study:Business Management Agriculture Computer Science Marketing Accounting/Finance Banking TourismRussell Road, Oakes Field Tel: 242-302-0100 Fax: 242-328-8730 P.O. Box SS-6314 Nassau,The Bahamas A S part of the ongoing efforts to promote the Bahamas as an ideal location for investment opportunities, Consul General Katherine Smith led a team from the Bahamas Cons ulate in Atlanta to meet with stakeholders in Columb ia, South Carolina. During the one-day visit, the Consul General met with South Carolinas first female Governor Nikki Haley, Mayor Stephen Benjamin, President of the S outh Carolina Chamber of Commerce Otis Rawl, Jr, a nd officers from the Economic Development Council of the City. The Consulate will host a business seminar in the state this month with key members of the South C arolina business community. The Bahamas Consulate in Atlanta meets SouthCarolina stakeholders CONSUL GENERAL Katherine Smith receiving gift from Nikki Haley, Governor o f Columbia, S outh Carolina. CONSUL GENERAL Katherine Smith presenting gift a to Mayor Stephen B enjamin, City o f Columbia CONSUL GENERAL K atherine Smith g reeting Mayor S tephen Benjamin a nd his staff of the C ity of Columbia. ( l-r) James Gambrell, director in the Office of Economic Development; Deidre Crow, deputy director in the Office of Economic Developm ent; Anita Patel, d irector of Research; Clarke Thompson, s enior international t rade specialist. BAHAMAS CONSUL G eneral in Atlanta Katherine Smith a pres enting gift to Otis R awl Jr, president of South Carolina Chamb er of Commerce.
L OCAL NEWS P AGE 8, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE MARCH 24 was a day of c elebration for members of t he Bahamas National T rust, the Eleuthera community, the Leon Levy Foundation and Mrs Shel-by White, widow of Leon Levy as the long awaited o pening of a 25 acre nature s anctuary took place. G uests were introduced t o the property, which feat ures a mile-long trail leading over a waterfall, through a mangroves wamp and continues through groves of medici-nal plants. The preserve features m ore than 171 species of indigenous plants and more than 34 species of birds, i ncluding the Antillean B ullfinch. T o learn more about the Levy Preserve visitw ww.levypreserve.org. LEON LEVY NATIVE PLANT PRESERVE OPENS IN ELEUTHERA D R. FREID o n the Medicinal Plant trail. THE E NTRANCE GATES to the 2 5 acre nature sanctuary. DR. ETHAN FREID and guests on the mangrove boardwalk. GUESTS at the opening of the nature sanctuary. STUDENTS FROM GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR PRIMARY led the national anthem and presented a programme on national symbols. ERIC CAREY presents Shelby White with a watercolour by John Thompson. Also in the picture are Gregory Long from New York Botanical Garden and Neil McKinney, BNT President. Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their n eighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for impr ovements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your stor y
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011, PAGE 9 FREEPORT, Grand B ahama Ross University Bahamas has announcedthe appointment of Bahamian Londell Albury as the new executive administrator at theFreeport campus, effective i mmediately. T he announcement was made by Hal McCulloch, PhD, senior vice president of administration at Ross U niversity Bahamas. Londell, who has excelled in his previous role a s director of information t echnology, will oversee administration of the Medical Education Review Programme (MERP M cCulloch, including administrative management o f the staff and faculty in F reeport. He will ensure the high quality standards for the programme are sustained a nd continuously i mproved. Mr Albury said: I am v ery excited and humbled to be afforded the opport unity to serve as the execu tive administrator for the F reeport site. My experience with R oss has been incredibly rewarding. I am extremely proud of the staff and leadership team that have beend eveloped here in Freeport. Prior to working with R oss, Mr Albury headed IT departments at the F reeport Container Port, Grand Bahama Airport Company, and Freeport Harbour Company. A graduate of Bahamas Academy, Mr Albury attained a business degreef rom Northern Caribbean U niversity and a bachelor of arts degree in computer information systems from Oakwood University in H untsville Alabama. H e also obtained a masters degree in project man a gement at Keller Gradua te School of Management. His professional training includes seminars and specialised courses at George W ashington University along with numerous IT a nd management related t raining courses. In his previous professional capacities, Mr Albury has also served in r oles as IT project manager, I T steering and policy committee member, and vario us IT roles with both Machinery and Energy Ltd a nd the Central Bank of the B ahamas in Nassau. I n his tenure as an IT p rofessional with Ross Univ ersity, Mr Albury has been directly involved in a number of initiatives to implement mission critical busi n ess systems, IT infrastructure, and development of key IT personnel. R oss University was f ounded in 1978 and is a p rovider of medical and veterinary education, offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programmes. The School of Medicine i s located in Dominica, West Indies, and the Freeport, Grand Bahama clinical site recently opened in January 2009. The School of Veterinary M edicine is located in St Kitts. Ross Universitys administrative offices are located in North Brunswick,N J. Ross University has more than 9,000 alumni with MD and DVM degrees. Ross University appoints Bahamian as new executive administrator L ONDELL ALBURY ( left), new executive administrator at the Freeport site with Dr Hal McCulloch, PhD, senior vice president administration at Ross University Bahamas. Photo/ The Bahamas Weekly S ANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Associated Press T WELVEsoldiers assigned to combat drug trafficking in the Dominican Republic have been arrested in an alleged scheme to smuggle cocaine to Canada in a child's suitcase, a prosecutor said Monday. Eight of the soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel and captain, were detailed to the n ational anti-drug agency at the airport in Puerto Plata while four were assigned to security duties at the airport terminal, said prose-c utor Elvis Garcia. Two civilians who work t here were also arrested. A judge ordered all the suspects held pending an investigation into charges of drug smug g ling, Garcia said. The arrests stem from the discovery on March 23 of more than 33 kilograms (73p ounds) of cocaine in a child's suitcase. The girl was traveling with her parents and sister from Puerto Plata, about 240 kilometers ( 150 miles) north of Santo Domingo, to Toronto. The parents were not detained. Garcia said investigators believe they may h ave been working with the smugglers but it hadn't been decided yet whether Dominican authorities would pursue charges against them. DOMINICAN TROOPS ALLEGEDLY LINKED TO CANADA-BOUND DRUGS CARIBBEANNEWS
L OCAL NEWS P AGE 10, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE o r the Prerogative Board of M ercy, on which the Minister of National Security sits. In order to be considered for the work-release pro g ramme, an inmate must have had no disciplinary charges against him in the prison in thep ast year; completed at least two technical, vocational or attitudinal adjustment pro grammes and should have no m ore than 18 months or two y ears remaining on his or her sentence. The inmate must also agree to be subject to random drug tests. In September, Prison Super intendent Dr Elliston Rahming defended the programme aftert wo work-release prisoners were allegedly involved in crimes while off prison prop erty. It was then mandated that all inmates on the work programme would be taken to and from their work sites by prison staff, as prior rules had allowed inmates to "make their own way" back to the prison in the afternoon. In response to concerns about a "lack of supervision" of those on the programme, and how they are selected, Dr Rahming said he did not see the need for any major alter-a tions to the initiative he credited with reducing re-offending rates. T he current supervision of t he inmates while on the job was said to include sporadic drop-ins by prison officers during the day, and the require m ent that their employer noti fy the prison if the inmate leaves the work site outside ofr egular hours. Morris did not resist arresting officers when he was dis covered at 2.30pm, according t o prison officials, and is e xpected to face charges for escaping lawful custody sometime this week. U p to press time, no further details could be obtained in the matter as investigations are continuing. Morris was sentenced to 25 years on November 4, 1996, and was due to be released on July 5, 2013, eight years early. Morris has been removed from the work release programme and placed in the Maximum Security Unit. as police continue their probe into the case that left one woman dead and another critically injured. Superintendent Leon Bethel, in charge of the homicide division of the CentralD etective Unit (CDU y esterday that one of the men suspected in Wednesdays shooting is also under investigation concerning a double murder in Pinewood Gardens on January 16. Were getting good advances, were c onsulting with the Director of Public Prosecutions, and we expect to go to court on a number of matters this week, Mr Bethel said. On Wednesday, three culprits in a green Honda Civic opened fire on 31year-old Carol Jean-Jacques, her two-y ear-old daughter and another woman as they walked home on Florville Road, o ff Bacardi Road. J acques was fatally struck in her upper chest and was still holding her daughter when she fell to the ground. The second w oman, whose name The Tribune has decided to withhold, was shot in the shoulder. The surviving woman report-e dly told close friends that she and J acques were not robbed. According to reports, the Malcolm Road resident turned himself in to officers at the Central Detective Unit around 6.30pm on Sunday. Mr Bethel said: We expect to take t hree persons to court in that matter tomorrow. One of the persons being charged for the Bacardi Road murder, we also expect to take to court in connection with t he double murder in Pinewood Gardens on January 16, he added. O n January 16, two men were murdered less than three hours apart in the Kennedy Subdivision, Pinewood Gardens. Kevin Russell, 34, was shot in the back while standing outside a residence at G ilda Street shortly before 5pm. Russell attackers, one armed with a handgun, f led the area on foot. At 7pm, the body of Eamonn Hepburn, 21, was found at Gilbert Street West with gunshot injuryt o the chest. M r Bethel said murder investigators were also making considerable progress in the murder of Charles Christome at D omingo Heights on February 26 and the recent murder in Abaco. Christome, 28, was found lying face down in an apartment with multiple gunshot injuries shortly before 7pm. It was reported that two masked men, armed with a shotgun and a handgun, had d emanded cash. Christome was pronounced dead by emergency medical ser vices at the scene. Investigators were said to have r eturned from Dundas Town, Abaco yes terday with one man in custody for fur ther questioning into the fatal stabbing at an Abaco club. On Saturday, Lamont Butler, 29, reportedly got into an argument with twom en whom he knew and was subseq uently stabbed multiple times at the Surfside Club. Butlers murder was the country's 36th. It was the second homicide at Dun-das Town, Abaco this year. Anyone with any information relat ing to the murder should call police as a matter of urgency on 911, 919 or call Crime Stoppers immediately on 328-TIPS (8477 n egotiations, out-source opportunities, hiring practices, and impending downsizing are top on the list of things he wants to dis c uss with CWC. "I hope it's a productive meeting and everything depends on C able and Wireless. They are in the driver's seat and they need to show they have changed theira ttitudes to employees. We were a t one end and the government was at the other end we said Cable and Wireless had a bada ttitude and the government said they have changed. What they have to do is prove they havec hanged," said Mr Carroll. "We want to see how the com pany will be restructured going f orward. I don't have any numbers in mind but when we look at the structure of the company, the management team compared with line staff, we are in what is the acceptable norm, so the (downsizing team will compare with the d ownsizing of the line staff," he s aid. Meanwhile, leader of the Bahamas Communications andP ublic Officers Union Bernard Evans said he is not excited about the upcoming sit down with CWC e xecutives. "Not really, we said we would cross this bridge when the need arose, but I can't say that I am h appy," he said yesterday. Since the government signed a memorandum of understanding with CWC to purchase 51 per cent of BTC last December, the two union leaders have been opposed to the deal. Their arguments did not dis suade Prime Minister Hubert I ngrahams government from completing the sale, which put an end to a 14-year privatisation process. The union leaders are scheduled to meet with Geoff Hous ton, executive vice-president of LIME and country manager for CWC Jamaica. A 34-year-old man was shot a number of times in his upper torso and died at the scene. He becamet he countrys 37th homicide victim. T he second victim was shot in his groin and was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he is in stable condition. The third man was unharmed. Police say they are following significant leads in t he matter and are appealing to the public to come f orward with any information. T he dead man is Oral Anderson who has been a suspect in many criminal cases, including murder, and has spent 15 years in prison for armed robbery. D r Bernard Nottage, the MP for the area, said the incident is devastating for the community. He said that for the first three months of this y ear, assaults, shootings and other criminal activit ies had seemed to settle down in the community. Dr Nottage said he did not know the background to yesterdays shooting, but added there is a cultureo f drugs in the community. While not an excuse, Dr Nottage said the reality is unless young men remain in school and help isg iven to young woman to make right choices with respect to starting a family, the consequences are that some people will participate in crime to get the basic essentials for their families. We, the leaders of the community, must find more positive activities for young people, to provide o pportunities for them to develop skills and to get j obs, said Dr Nottage. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Associated Press MUSICIAN MICHEL"Sweet Micky" Martelly scored a comefrom-behind victory Monday in Haiti's presidential runoff, accord ing to preliminary results from last month's election showing he easily defeated a former first lady for the leadership of a country facing enormous challenges. Martelly, who has never held political office, received nearly 68 percent of the vote in the two-way race with Mirlande Manigat, electoral council spokesman Pierre Thibault said in an announcement that was immediately followed by noisy celebration in the Haitian cap-ital. Thousands of Martelly supporters poured into the streets of Portau-Prince, carrying Martelly posters, climbing onto cars and cheering loudly. A huge crowd of singing and chanting supporters marched to his house. "Today is a big day for me," Jeanor Destine, 22, said as he ran through the streets. "We're finished with the old government and want to bring in a new government. We've been through so much misery. That's why we're supporting Martelly." The popular musician, a star of the Haitian genre known as compas, had trailed Manigat in the crowded first-round election in November. But his campaign gained momentum in the second round, with many voters seemingly enchanted with his lack of political experience in a coun try where the government has failed to provide basic services. In a message posted in Creole on Twitter, the popular musician thanked his supporters: "Thank you for your confidence ... We're going to work for all Haitians. Together we can." V oters Haiti's electoral council said that about 23 percent of the 4.7 million registered voters cast ballots. Serge Audate, an elections official, said about 15 percent of the tally sheets had problems suggesting possible fraud, including cases in which more votes were cast than registered voters in some polling stations, and had to be quarantined. Final results are to be announced April 16. Still, the fact that the results were not yet final did not deter jubilant supporters. "I'm going to celebrate with the people, then I'm going home to my kids," Wilson Goren, a 32-year-old street vendor, said as fireworks erupted around him after the results were announced. Martelly's campaign for president seemed at first like an afterthought, overshadowed by the short-lived campaign of the better-known star star Wyclef Jean, who was declared inelgible to run. Many said that Martelly's history of crude onstage antics would prevent him from winning. Indeed, Manigat, a university administrator and former senator, and her supporters made much of it during the campaign by stressing her "morality" and urging people to call her "mother." But the 50-year-old Martelly turned out to be a serious and skilled candidate. When initial results of the flawed first round showed he was out of the race, he mobilized sup porters to protest as if he were a veteran of Haiti's rough politics. He rana disciplined campaign, deftly depicting himself as an outsider and neophyte even though he has long been active in politics. He promised profound change for Haiti, vowing to provide free edu cation in a country where more than half the children can't afford school and to create economic opportunity amid almost universal unemployment. The son of an oil company execu tive, Martelly grew up in Carrefour, part of the dense urban mass that makes up the capital. He attended a prestigious Catholic school in Portau-Prince and junior colleges in the United States, though he never graduated. He worked as construction worker in Miami in the 1980s, a time when he says he occasionally smoked marijuana and crack cocaine. A few years later, Martelly found his calling playing compas, Haiti's high-energy, slowed-down version of merengue. Over time, Martelly's shows became legendary, for he was a bona fide provocateur. As the self-proclaimed "bad boy of compas," Martelly mooned the audience, cursed his rivals, and donned diapers and dresses. Many credit him for reviving compas and proving Haitian musicians could earn a decent living. The candidates were vying to replace President Rene Preval, who was barred by the constitution from serving a third term. Challeng ing The new president will face a challenging environment that includes a Senate and Chamber of Deputies controlled by Preval's party and widespread anger over the slow progress of reconstruction from the January 2010 earthquake. Haiti also is grappling with a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 peo ple since October and is expected to worsen with the spring rainy season. Haiti's largest cities were para lyzed by riots in December after the electoral council announced firstround results that initially excluded Martelly from the runoff. The Orga nization of American States later determined those results were incorrect and the musician had come in second, giving him a spot on the sec ond ballot. Some observers say international allies overstepped their bounds when the OAS insisted that election offi cials re-examine the results. Martelly already has a cloud over his presidency, experts add. "He faces a bit of legitimacy crisis," said Henry Carey, a political scientist at Georgia State University who studies Haitian politics. "He has to earn legitimacy through per formance. That means he is going to have to be extraordinary capa ble." Much of the Haitian capital remains in ruins from the earthquake, which the government says killed more than 300,000 people. A multibillion-dollar reconstruction effort has been slow to start in part because of the chaos from the first round of the presidential election and political uncertainty. Experts say legislative opposition will be a challenge, with the new president expected to face difficulty getting approval for his pick for prime min ister and Cabinet members, which require parliamentary approval. "He doesn't have any kind of backing in parliament. It's controlled by Preval," said Yves Colon, a jour nalism professor at the University of Miami who follows Haitian politics. "It makes me wonder how he'll be able to achieve anything with that kind of dynamics. Proposed laws could be held up or not even brought up for a vote. The next five years could be a total back forth between the presidency and the parliament. Michel Sweet Micky Martelly wins Haiti election INTERNATIONALNEWS Charges in five m urder cases are expected this week F ROM page one UNION: CABLE & WIRELESS MUS T PROVE APPROACH T O S T AFF HAS CHANGED POLICE CAPTURE ESCAPED KILLER FROM page one FROM page one Man killed, another injured in shooting FROM page one T HEBODY o f the 34-year-old man is removed from the scene. Felip Major /Tribune staff
INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011, PAGE 11 ISTANBUL Associated Press A DIPLOMATICpush by Moammar Gadhafi's regime ran into trouble Monday as opponents at home and abroad rejected any solution to the Libyan conflict that would involve one of his sons taking power. While a Gadhafi envoy lobbied diplomats in European capitals, Italy became the third nation to declare that the rebels' interim council in Libya is the only legitimate voice for the people of the North African nation. The diplomatic whirlwind which came after more than two weeks of punishing international airstrikes against Gadhafi's forces could signal a softening of his regime's hard line stance against any com promise that would end the fighting and steer Libya towarda political resolution. Yet any long-term settlement poses tough questions about the fate of Gadhafi's family and the new leader of a post-Gadhafi nation. Some of Gadhafi's adver saries quickly rejected the idea that any of his powerful sons, some of who command militias accused of attacks on civilians, might play a transitional lead ership role that would undoubtedly protect the fami ly's vast economic interests. Gadhafi, who took power in a 1969 coup, has a legacy of brutality and involvement in terrorism but was able to prolong his rule and even emerge from pariah status over the past decade with the help of Libya's immense oil wealth. Potential rivals to the eccentric leader were sidelined during four decades of harsh rule based on personal and tribal loyalties that undermined the army and other national institutions. En voy In Rome, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini welcomed Ali al-Essawi, the foreign envoy of the Libyan National Transitional Council, which was hastily set up in the eastern, rebelheld city of Benghazi as the uprising against Gadhafi began in February. "We have decided to recog nize the council as the only political, legitimate interlocutor to represent Libya," Fratti ni told reporters. He said he will send an envoy to Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, in the coming days. Frattini also insisted that Gadhafi and his family must go. "Any solution for the future of Libya has a precondition: that Gadhafi's regime leaves ... that Gadhafi himself and the family leave the country," Frattini said. Italy is the third country, after France and Qatar, to give diplomatic recognition to the rebel council, despite interna tional concerns about the unity, origin and ultimate intentions of the opposition. Its leaders have said they are committed to democratic reform, but U.S. lawmakers have cautioned that the allies need to know more about them before providing them with any weapons to fight Gadhafi's forces. Al-Essawi said one possible idea replacing Gadhafi with one of his sons was not acceptable. "They are leaders of the military operations against Libyans," he said. The New York Times reported Monday that two of Gadhafi's sons are proposinga solution in which one of them, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, would take over from his father and steer the country toward a constitutional democracy. The newspaper cited a diplo mat and a Libyan official who were briefed on the plan, and reported that it was not clear whether Gadhafi himself sup ported the proposal. There are cracks in Gadhafi's administration, which has suffered high-level defections, including that of former For eign Minister Moussa Koussa, who was being questioned Monday by U.K. intelligence officials in Britain. Seif has cultivated reformist credentials in the West for years and had been seen as a likely successor who might ush er some degree of change into the tightly controlled country. After Libya's uprising, however, Seif denounced protesters in a finger-wagging appearance on state television, calling them drug addicts and warning of civil war. Performance For many Libyans, that per formance linked him irrevocably with his father despite a sophisticated veneer that included study at the London School of Economics and a doctorate. In 2008, Seif traveled to the United States and met then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as part of Libya's gradual campaign to rejoin the international com munity after years of isolation. A Libyan government envoy, Abdul-Ati al-Obeidi, traveled Monday to Ankara for talks with senior Turkish offi cials whose embassy remains open in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and who plan to also meet Libyan opposition leaders in the next few days. Turkey's NTV television cit ed al-Obeidi as telling Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davu toglu that the Libyan govern ment wants to see a quick end to the fighting. No further details on the talks were announced. Turkey has previously suggested that Gadhafi step down after appointing a transitional figure who can begin a recon ciliation process. "We will do our best for the pain to end and to bring about a road map that meets the demands of the Libyan people, including a political change," Davutoglu said. Al-Obeidi, a former Libyan prime minister, also planned to travel to Malta. On Sunday, he was in Greece, where he told the prime minister that Gad hafi was seeking a way out of the crisis. But Italy's Frattini, who spoke with Greece's foreign minister, said al-Obeidi's pro posals were "not credible." Italy rejects Gadhafi regime's diplomatic push A SOLDIER walks past a military helicopter aboard the flagship ITS Etna, docked in Naples' Port, Italy, Monday. (AP
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast Associated Press A United Nations helic opter fired at strongman Laurent Gbagbo's forces on Monday as France authorized its military to take out his heavy weapons, an unprece-d ented escalation in the international community's efforts to oust the entrenched leader. The office of French P resident Nicolas Sarkozy s aid U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had requested France's military participation. Gbagbo lost presidential elections in November but has refused to cede power to A lassane Ouattara even a s his West African nation t eetered on the brink of a ll-out civil war. T he two men have vied f or the presidency for months, with Ouattara using his considerable international clout to financially and diplomatically suffocate Gbagbo. Forces backing Ouattara l aunched a dramatic offensive last week, seizing control of the administrative capital and other towns before heading toward Abidjan. On Monday, the U.N. helicopter fired on Gbagbo's troops at about 5 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) to prevent them from using heavy weapons at the Akouedo camp in Abidjan, said Nick Birnb ack, the spokesman for t he U.N. Department of P eacekeeping Operations. The country has been plunged into violence with a heavy toll on the civilian p opulation," Ban said in a statement released M onday. "In the past few days, forces loyal to Mr.G bagbo have intensified a nd escalated their use of heavy weapons such as mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns against the civilian population in Abidjan." A n especially strongly w orded resolution passed last week by the U.N. S ecurity Council cond emned "in the strongest t erms the recent escalation of violence throughout the country which could amount to crimes against humanity." The unanimous resolu tion also stressed thec ouncil's "full support" for the U.N. peacekeep ing force in Ivory Coast" to use all necessary m eans to carry out its m andate to protect civilians under imminentt hreat of physical violence .. including to prevent the use of heavy weapons against the civilian population." F rederic Daguillon, the spokesman for the French force Licorne protecting civilians in Ivory Coasts aid earlier Monday on France-Info radio that the total French military pres e nce in the former French c olony is 1,650. Meanwhile, fighters backing Ouattara entered Abidjan by the truckloadM onday afternoon as part of a final offensive to take the last piece of the WestA frican country still largely controlled by Gbagbo. Residents in two differe nt districts in northern A bidjan reported seeing soldiers advancing into the city. Thousands of troops had been amassing outside Ivory Coast's commercial capital since last week, readying for the final battle to topple Gbagbo and install Ouattara. Alain Lobognon, a spokesman for Ouattara's defense minister, con firmed by telephone that the general offensive had begun Monday afternoon. Their target is the presidential palace and the mansion where Gbagbo is believed to be holed up. Both are located on the edges of a lagoon in the heart of the country's biggest city. Explosions came from the city's downtown core, in the direction of the palace and a large military base. Machine gun fire erupted on the lagoonside highway just two blocks from the palace. I NTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 12, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 1, 2, 3!Young professional. Budding career. New responsibilities. Nows the time to secure your nancial future. Life Insurance. Health Insurance. Annuities. Nows the time to talk to Family Guardian. LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES / are you covered? CONTACT ONE OF OUR SALES REPRESENTATIVES TODAY Family Guardian Financial Centre, East Bay & Church Streets +242 396-1300 I www.familyguardian.com A member of the FamGuard Group of Companies A MBESTA-ExcellentFinancialStrengthRating UN helicopter fires at Gbagbo Ivory Coast forces A UN HELICOPTER pass over the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Friday. On Monday, a UNhelicopter fired at Laurent Gbagbo's forces. (AP)
SECTIONB firstname.lastname@example.org TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third p arty and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.18 $5.21 $5.23 B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter email@example.com A former political hopeful has hired 40 employees ahead of opening a new fast-food restaurant chain in the Bahamas, which hey esterday said will give home delivery pizza businesses a run for their money. Michael Turnquest, who ran for the FNM in t he Kennedy constituency in 2007, told Tri bune Business he has so far invested $500,000 i n setting up his Soldier Road Wing Zone location and has committed to opening a further five locations in the next five years. The Wing Zone franchise is headquartered in Atlanta and has more than 100 locations throughout the US. It offers a menu of eat-ino r home delivery items, which include 15 difNew franchise hires 40 staff n Former FNM candidate and business partner invest $500k in setting up first Wing Zone outlet at Soldier Road n Committed to opening another five locations for fast-food r estaurant chain within five years n Targeting home deliver market with more variety than pizza B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Cable & Wireless Commu nications (CWC purchase of the majority 51p er cent stake in the Bahamas T elecommunications Compa ny (BTC today or tomorrow, TribuneB usiness was told late yester day, the main outstanding issue being Grand BahamaP ort Authority (GBPA a pproval of the ownership change. Julian Francis, a key member of the Governments privatisation committee, and likely the last executive chairman to be appointed by a Bahamian administration, yesterday told this newspaper that both sides were getting dangerously close to completion, but were not quite there. Por t Authority appr oval wait over BTC deal B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org The Government is set to begin distribution of 270,000 energy efficient lightbulbs tol ow income families throughout the Bahamas, as part of a $500,000 project to booste nergy conservation and sustainability in this nation. Thep rogram is being jointly funde d by the Inter-American D evelopment Bank (IDB Low electricity users to get 270,000 bulbs Part of $500,000 initiative, with CFL bulbs going to 600 kilowatt (kWh per month or less SEE page 4B GBP A consent needed for CWC ownership change Parties now dangerously close to sale completion Close anticipated today or tomorrow S EE page 4B SEE page 6B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederations (BCCEC chairman yesterday called for the National Energy Policy tob e finalised and implemented post haste, telling Tribune Business these costs were now the most critical line item for many businesses. Speaking after this newspaper revealed the contents of the Implement Energy Policy post haste Chamber chief backs progress; hopes for final version very shortly SEE page 2B B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter email@example.com A baconians are antsy about the progress on a prop osed upgrade to the Marsh Harbour International Airport, the islands Chamber of Commerce president yester-d ay expressing concern that the critical project could be stalled if it does not get underway before the next general election. Michael Albury said that while he was aware there was a legitimate delay in the pro jects schedule, brought about due to the Governments a greement to incorporate s takeholder suggestions and feedback on the design draw ings, he hoped a public statem ent on its status would have been made by now. Initially announced plans h ad been that ground would be broken on the airport upgrade project by year-end 2010. Plans went back to the d rawing board, however, after Abaconians suggested the original design could be improved upon. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f ABACO ANTSY ON AIRPORT UPGRADE SEE page 4B By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org and NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor More than 70 business operators in the Robinson Road area have signed a petition appealing to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to save them from drowning, urging the Government to offer some form of financial relief for the sales downturn suffered as a result of roadworks in the area. The petition was put together by Brenda Moore, proprietor of Diehard Games on Robinson Road, who told Tribune Business her sales have dropped by 90 per cent since construction work began last year, leaving her taking home as little as $20 or $50 some days. Ms Moore canvassed local businesses in light of her difficulties, and said in the letter sent to the Prime Minister at the end of February 2011 that many have had to lay-off staff, struggle or fail to meet utility bills and rent demands and, in some cases, close their doors entirely as a direct result of the roadworks, making it hard for customers to access their operations. Road70 business owners urge PM: Stop us drowning Robinson Road business owner says her sales down 9 0% from roadworks, letting her take home $20 or $50 some days Firms losing thousands and thousands of dollars S EE page 6B NEWFRANCHISE: Fast-food restaurant, W ing Zone.
BY LARRY GIBSON I n a little less than two weeks, the public share offering for Commonwealth Brewery (CBL will close. This will represent the first new public offering in m ore than 10 years in the Bahamas. Sometime later this y ear, it is expected that shares in the Arawak Cay Port Development Company will also be made available to the public. Both of these offerings are the direct result of a government policy that promotes the broader diversification of ownershipin key entities operating in the Bahamas. After a hiatus of 10 years, CBL will be the first of several expected new offerings. Many retail and institutional investors, listed companies, corporate financial advisors and stock exchange officials are all desperately hoping these offerings will lead to more trading activity (liquidity Liquidity Market liquidity is a stock's ability to be sold without causi ng a significant movement in the price, and with minimum loss of value. It is the lack of liquidity that has been blamed for the lack of trading in local shares in recent years. In order to buy, someone must be willing to sellsimilarly, in order to sell, someone must be willing t o buy. However, there may be periods of time when there are no sellers at the time you wish to buy, or buyers when you wish to sell. This is a risk you must be prepared to accept when buying shares. Investment theory suggests that, all else being equal, people prefer to hold on to cash (liquidity) and that they will demand a premium for investing in non-liquid assets such as bonds, stocks and real estate. This is the reason why the return offered on cash is traditionally very low low risk, low return. Stocks hold the potential for both dividends and capital appreciation. Historical data suggests that over the long-term investors are rewarded for the extra risk taken in owning shares versus most other asset c lasses. Empowerment In years to come, Bahamians will undoubtedly have the opportunity to buy into key utilities such as telecommunic ations, electricity and many other companies operating successfully in the Bahamas. I believe this is a good thing. Investors in Cable Bahamas and Bank of the Bahamas International, both made public through Government policy initiatives, have done well on their investment over the years. Broader share ownership is a form of empowerment that should continue to be a cornerstone of public policy. To the extent that ordinary Bahamians can participate in the ownership of key aspects of the economy, it will contribute to a more stable society and help to distribute wealth in a more equitable manner. Therefore, public policy that embraces this objective must be complimented and encouraged. Savings and Investment However, if the ordinary man is to obtain the benefits of share ownership, it is important that we, as a people, develop good savings and investing habits. This is an area where Bahamians have traditionally fallen short over the years. No matter how much you make, the concept of not spending it all (as our forefather taught usm ust become an integral part our lives. Many years ago, our forefathers were able to raise very successful families, own land, educate their children and become leaders in their communitiesall on very small incomes. The difference was that they were less concerned with fulfilling all of their wants but focused only on what was absolutely needed, much unlike today, where instant gratifica tion is the only goal of most persons. Back then, people were not consumed with material things as we seem to be today. Today, a very high income often means that a person has a very high number of bank loans and a lifestyle that they are struggling to maintain. This position does not allow you to create sustainable wealth; it only creates the perception of it. A perception that eventually fails to materialise into reality. Learning Points What this last recession has taught us is that in tough times you need something to fall back on. If you did not put anything aside before the storm, it will be much tougher to ride out the storm. As the economy recovers, take this opportunity to save and invest for the future of you and your family. Governments can create opportunities through policies, but only you can make it possible to benefit from those opportunities. Caution It is not the intention of this article to suggest that all public offerings arising as a result of public policy, privatisation or otherwise will make successful investments. Always read theo ffering documents carefully and get independent professional advice before investing. Until next week NB: Larry R. Gibson, a Chartered Financial Analyst, is vice-president pensions, Colonial Pensions Services( Bahamas), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Colonial Group International, which owns Atlantic Medical Insurance and is a major shareholder of Security & General Insurance Company in the Bahamas. "The views expressed are t hose of the author and does not necessarily represent those of Colonial Group Internation al or any of its subsidiary and/or affiliated companies. Please direct any questions or comments to HYPERLINK "mail-t o:Larry.Gibson@atlantichouse.com.bs" Larry.Gibson@atlantichouse.com.bs B USINESS PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Maximise investment opportunity benefits Financial Focus By Larry Gibson National Energy Policy Committees second report, Khaalis Rolle said he hoped the final version would be completed and available very shortly, so that the Government, businesses and households could proceed with implementing its recommendations. We have to do that post-haste, Mr Rolle told Tribune Business. When you look at the rising cost of doing business, and you t race it directly to the cost of energy, we have to look at what practical alternatives there are in the short-term for reducing that cost, and not lose sight of the long-term goal of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels..... It starts with the policy. When its written, documented and established, then we can look at reducing costs. Im happy to hear the Government is making progress with this, and hopefully some time very shortly, a final version is ready and available, and we can start moving to implement it. Acknowledging that achieving the desired results was obviously easier said than done, Mr Rolle said everything stemmed from having the correct National Energy Policy in place to guide energy efficiency initiatives and the ultimate shift to renewable power sources, all with the ultimate objective of reducing energy costs. Describing energy as a necessary evil, given that companies and households could not operate without it, the Chamber chair man added: It impacts our way of life and cost of living, and seems to be taking far longer than necessary to shift, transition towards alternatives. There are some issues with alternatives, as because some of those alternatives are not as cost effective as they should be to make them viable, but if theyre identified as viable and have the potential to really impact a reduction in energy costs, we have to look at them. Mr Rolle said Bahamian consumers and companies only had to pull up to the pump and fill up the car or look at the BEC bill to realise the need for adopting a National Energy Policy. If youre one of those companies that is very dependent on energy, in particular fuel consumption, then it is one of the most critical line items at this stage, the BCCEC chairman explained. The first stage in the process is to look at energy efficiency first, because thats where immediate savings come from. The policy is correct in that regard, and then you have to start looking at viable alternatives. It is not simple. If it was, everyone would be looking at it and it would be done instantaneously. My challenge is that theres always a delay in getting thinks like this up and running. The National Energy Policy Committees second report, completed in September 2010 and released late last week, suggested that the Bahamas could save a collective $5 billion by imple menting energy efficiency and renewable supply sources within the Bahamas Electricity Corporations (BEC alternative energies targeted to produce 30 per cent of all power by 2030. Advocating that a sustainable energy matrix could be attained by 2030, the Committee said this would be created by limiting the growth of electricity demand with energy efficiency, so that the demand will remain at present levels, which equates to a 30 per cent reduction against a business-as-usual scenario by 2030. And, besides improving the efficiency of BECs current oilfired power plants and generation facilities, the report also advocated introducing renewable energy technologies so that their increase in overall supply grows to be at least 30 per cent of total power generation by 2030. Analysing the impact if these policy goals were followed through on in the islands BEC currently supplies (Grand Bahama except ed), which is 75 per cent of this nations electricity demand, the Committee said: Following the path towards the sustainable energy matrix would allow the Bahamas to achieve substantial ben efits both in saved fossil fuels and a lowered environmental impact. In addition, all energy efficiency measures and those renewable energy plants, which are customer-graded, would directly lead to reductions of the individual electricity bill amounting to more than $5 billion for all BEC customers. The Committees report estimated that in dollar terms, energy efficiency would save $392 million, with renewable energies generating $4.588 billion in cost savings for individuals and busi nesses the entire Bahamian economy. Implement Energy Policy post haste FROM page 1B
BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011, PAGE 3B T he replacement a nd restoration of mooring buoys used to protect sensitiver eefs and dive sites from indiscriminate anchoring in Bimini is underway. W orld-recognised diver Neal Watson, who with celebrated m arine artist Guy H arvey opened his D ive Bimini operation at the Bimini BigG ame Club earlier t his year, said original mooring buoys had gone missing or been badly damaged over the years. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundationa warded a grant to r estore the buoys, which are used toi dentify and protect 1 5 of Biminis best dive sites. REEF PROTECTION: Dr Mahmood Shivji director of the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern Uni versity, looks on as Guy Harvey signs a mooring buoy that is being placed off the waters of Bimini. BUOY RESTORATION SET TO PROTECT REEFS, DIVE SITES B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Multi-million dollar infrastructure d evelopment in the Bahamas is creating fantastic opportunities for Bahamians, a l eading financial services professional believes, describing a rising tide in the B ahamas that was set to lift all sectors of the economy. S imon Townend, managing director of KPMG Corporate Finance (Bahamas a nd a partner in its advisory business, during his presentation during theB ahamas Financial Services Boards (BFSB Canadian investors last week, said that apart from New Providence infrastructure development was taking place in other Bahamian islands. There is a huge amount going on in t he Bahamas, Mr Townend said. It is c reating fantastic opportunities for our people, and our staff, and as the old saying goes: A rising tide floats all boats. Opportunities I see a rising tide in the Bahamas, and I believe that there are many opportunities for Canadian businesses and investors to bring new skills to the B ahamas, and foreign direct investment, t o partner with Bahamians in making o ur country the best little country in the w orld. Among the projects identified by Mr Townend were the $409.5 million Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA redevelopment; the $50 million Nassau Harbour dredge; the per cent complete $70 million Arawak Cay port; d owntown Nassaus redevelopment; the Bahamas Telecommunications Company ( BTC) privatisation; and the Airport Gateway road improvement project. A long with the $3.4 billion Baha Mar project, Mr Townend also noted that the 3 0,000 seat sports stadium would also open soon. H e added that he had also discussed ways in which we can build a better m arketing and investment platform for our 200 or so small island hotels, with t he Ministry of Tourism working to develop a brand and make each FamilyI sland a destination in its own right. The Bahamas, Mr Townend said, had 30 airports, 17 of which handled international flights. There was also more connectivity to the Family Islands through inter-island ferry services and p rivate airlines. Rising tide in Bahamas
B USINESS PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE and the Global Environment Facility (GEF Astrid Wynter, the IDBs representative in the Bahamas, said part of the grant will go towards public education on energy c onservation and efficiency, which will benefit all Bahamians n ot just those who receive the bulbs. T he Government has selected bulb recipients by analysing Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC those who have relatively low electricity usage of 600 kilowatt (kWh up a bulb to get a bulb, added Ms Wynter. C ompact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs p ower than a typical incandescent bulb, and last for a longer three to five years. However, Ms Wynter noted that for the best results to be achieved, the distribution of the bulbs must go hand in hand with education on how to conserve energy, such as ensuring that electrical items which are not in use are switchedo ff. Reduction When it comes to energy consumption reduction, resident ial lighting is one spoke of the wheel. The other spokes are the p hotovoltaic panels, which capture energy from the sun and feed into energy and solar water heaters, which we are also financing the distribution of in the Bahamas, said Ms Wynter. I t is hoped that through the provision of energy efficient equipment, Bahamians will not only stand more of a chance of saving energy, but awareness levels among the general popu-l ation will be raised through exposure to the products and t heir benefits. However, the use of CFLs also comes with its own unique downsides. Special disposal is required as the bulbs contain mercury toxic to humans. Information will be disseminated on where the bulbs can be safely disposed of. Ms Wynter said the IDB is very happy to be partnering with t he Bahamas on this initiative. She added that the IDB now plans to increase its lending related to sustainable energy, cli mate change and environmental sustainability to 25 per cent of its portfolio by 2015, equivalent to a $12 billion increase, from the 5 per cent this area previously constituted. The Bahamas, having identified sustainable energy in its c ountry strategy with the IDB for 2010 to 2014, could stand to b enefit from this increase, which comes after the IDBs Board of Governors approved the biggest increase in its history equivalent to $70 billion overall. The Caribbean region is heavily dependent on fossil fuels for its primary energy needs, which makes it extremely vulnerable because all fossil fuels are imported. So it is a priority area and w e hope to partner with the Government in doing other activities to strengthen the sector and enhance the countrys ener gy security, said Ms Wynter. Low electricity users to get 270,000 bulbs FROM page 1B ferent flavours of chicken wings, as well as shrimp, mozzarella sticks, salads, chicken fingers and burgers. Mr Turnquest said: My partner and myself looked at vario us food options available in the Bahamas, especially in the delivery market, and the only thing really available is pizza, so t his will be an alternative. Its the closest you can get to a fullblown restaurant on your doorstep. H aving first met with Wing Zone executives in late 2009, Mr Turnquest and his business partner are now set to open their first location on April 18. We thought it was better going with a franchise because it is really like you are buying a business in a box, Mr Turnquest s aid. You have the support instead of opening something you have no idea about. There are policies, procedures, processes in place, and the company are doing their research and development and giving you training to help you get set up. Mr Turnquest said the company has not yet decided where it w ill locate its second restaurant. Were still in the planning phases. We have something in m ind but I dont want to say at the moment. We plan to cover t he east, west, north and south, giving Bahamians a quality and consistent product, he told Tribune Business. Yesterday, Minister of Works, Neko Grant, said the plans for the airport are pro-g ressing very well, but d eclined to give a date for the w ork to go out to tender. Asked whether he foresaw work getting underway this year, Mr Grant declined to confirm or deny if this wouldb e the case, adding: I can assure you that plans are progressing extremely well and were very excited about the project. Mr Albury said: It took just six weeks to draw up thep lan in first place, but it has n ow been three months or m ore since we suggested the c hanges. Were a little confused. While there may be perfectly acceptable answers, w e need a public announcement about whats coming; when should we look forward to these plans being done and going out to bid. We think that when things c ome off the drawing board a nd go into construction it will be a great thing, but the public are getting antsy as we got hrough our busy season... Guests are reminding us of the condition of the old terminal, and we are all keen to s ee things get started. Our fear is that if this is n ot well underway by the time the election comes around it m ay get further delayed. One of the historical things is if g overnment were to change, the new administration always l ikes to take their time and reconsider what the other guy w as doing. Abaconians of all persuasions would like to see [ the airport re-development project] get well beyond the point of hold up, said Mr A lbury. Describing space constraints as the major drawback of the present Marsh Harbour International Air-p ort facility, Mr Albury said: It is the airport for the third largest city in the country. Picture an international airport that services a very high income tourism sector as well as locals, but it doesnt have a single seat inside the building e xcept for employees because it gets so crowded they will n ot allow any seats inside. So, if it is wind and blowi ng rain, you are sitting outside, or in the summer, you a re sitting outside in the heat and with the flies. It leaves no room for expansion in terms of new airl ines that may have an interest in coming in, and there is also a n issue with the security of luggage there. Because of the age and quality of the bathr ooms they are very difficult to maintain in a sanitary way. When youre leaving for the US youve got to be theret wo hours in advance, and then youre getting hit with a $20 departure tax which they say goes toward facility, and people are wondering where the money goes, added the Chamber president. ABACO ANTSY ON AIRPORT UPGRADE FROM page 1B New franchise hires 40 staff F ROM page 1B N EKO GRANT
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The Governments UK attorneys, Charles Russell, have had members in Nassau since Sat-u rday, while other Bahamasb ased members of the privatisation team have been working from their offices via e-mail. A dding that BTCs privatisation had been a long road, Mr Francis said the m ost important outstanding matter was for the GBPA to approve BTCs change in m ajority ownership. BTC is licensed to operate in the 230 square mile Freeport area by the Port, and a condition of its licence is that the GBPA must approve any ownership c hange. Thats the most important thing, and we have beenw orking on that with the Port. Its a procedural matter, Mr F rancis told Tribune Business, c onfirming that there were no impediments to concluding the BTC privatisation. There are a lot of smaller t hings which have to be cleaned up and matters that have to be finalised, he explained. All were doing now is really housekeeping. We anticipate that well close tomorrow [Tuesday] or thed ay after tomorrow. S peculation about problems w ith the BTC transaction started swirling after the Government cancelled the planned 11am signing at the Cabinet Office this morning, the ceremony that was intended to confirm the privatisations closing. Much of this was untrue, including claims that CWC did not have the necessary financing in place. TribuneB usiness, though, has confirmed that the required $217 million (inclusive of Stamp Tax) is currently sitting in an escrow account waiting for t he required confirmation to come through so it can be sent directly to the Bahamian governments account. I n a transaction of this size a nd complexity, it is not sur prising for there to be lastm inute delays and hold-ups, a s both sides seek confirmat ion from the other that conditions precedent have been met, the necessary documents have been completed, and that all formalities to facilitate the closing are in place. I ndeed, Tribune Business was itself contacted late on Sunday evening to confirm t hat the advert, announcing t he Governments newlyamended Communications S ector Policy, was to be publ ished in the newspaper the next day. The Policys g azzetting was one of the cond itions CWC wanted met, as it indicated the Policy with its cellular exclusivity extension was now in force. Successful T he CWC deal is thus clearly moving towards a successful conclusion, especially given that both parties have a re in so deep, having spent huge amounts of time and m oney on it, that they are in n o position to row back at this l ate stage. Kirk Griffin, acting president and chief executive, said in a note to BTC staff last week: We anticipate that Cable & Wireless will assume management control of BTC as majority owner beginningn ext week the week of April 4. It is imperative that we as a team ensure that we are forward-looking that we con tinue our professional commitment to pursue with unwav ering diligence the objectives and interests of BTC as it transitions into this next phase o f the companys illustrious journey. And he added: If the current schedule is maintained, we anticipate that the Cable & Wireless transition team w ill be in the offices of BTC next week. They will meet initially with the executive management of the company. Beginning the week of April 11, the Cable & Wireless team, along with BTCs executive management, will begina series of staff meetings with a ll staff members across the c ountry. T hese meetings, Mr Griffin s aid, would be led by Mr S haw, head of LIME, and w ould give an overview of the majority owners plans for BTC. He warned, though, that under CWC, the carrier will do things very differently, and will expect all of us to engage our customers, our colleagues and the company in ways that may be new to us. Yet, in this transition, one will find interesting and exciti ng opportunities for those p repared to accept and embrace what will no doubt be a vibrant and progressive B TC. Port Authority approval wait over BTC deal FROM page 1B works have been underway in the area for over a year. The business community we speak about comprises all business entities from the R.M. Bailey School in the east to the East Street junction to the west. Due to the extensive roadworks that are currently taking place, our businesses have suffered and continue to suffer major losses, said Ms Moore in her letter to Mr Ingraham. Because of the road repairs project, customers have very little access, if any at all, to many of the business houses. The limited business activities have made it almost impossible for the business houses to survive financially....Mr Prime Minister, we cannot begin to describe to you just how difficult it has been for us, Meanwhile, Ms Moore told Tribune Business that businesses in the area were informed on Friday that due to a major problem in the area of East Street near Supervalue, the Ministry of Works and main contractor, Jose Cartellones Civiles, will be forced to close the road for three months, creating diversions. This will only exacerbate business losses, suggested Ms Moore. The businesswoman, who has herself been forced to let go two staff, said she received an acknowledgment of her letter and petition from the Prime Ministers Office, but no other response to date. Were losing lifetime customers and walk-ins because its so frustrating for them to get through to the businesses. Bahamian people have very short tempers nowadays; they cant take it, said Ms Moore. Her comments were yesterday backed by Mark A. Turnquest, owner of Mark A. Turnquest consulting, a small business consultant whose office is also located on Robinson Road and suffered from the six-month long roadworks that took place in front of his premises. Referring to a meeting between the areas business owners and Ministry of Works officials last week, Mr Turnquest told Tribune Business: A lot of businesses complained that they are losing thousands and thousands of dollars, and want some reimbursement. They said they cant reimburse them because its not in their mandate. A lot of businesses close to me have closed down over the past year. About seven have done so. Mr Turnquest said the Ministry officials had discussed with business owners how they would close roads in the East Street and Robinson Road areas going forward, promising to employ a better public relations strategy that would inform impacted companies on what was happening ahead of time. He added that Ministry officials also indicated they and the contractor had faced a learning curve problem with the roadworks, part of the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP underground infrastructure water pipes, BTC, BEC and Cable Bahamas cables and such like. I got punished last year, Mr Turnquest told Tribune Business, because people could not access me from Clarence Road. Theyre just doing piece, piece work. They took six months by me. It was not co-ordinated properly. Its too late. They didnt have a good plan to inform businesses what their e xpectation is for the roadworks project. I had to call the Ministry of Works and ask what the situation is. They had a poor initial PR campaign. Its not what you do; its how you do it. One or two guys round here had to close down completely. The problem is my customers our customers cannot come from East Street. They have to come through Balfour Avenue or Montell Heights, because East Street is closed down. All the businesses down here are affected. You cannot come from East Street down here, so customers cannot come here. M s Moore and Mr Turnquests comments come weeks after business owners on Prince Charles Drive expressed frustration and concern for their livelihoods as a result of a partial road closure on the section of Prince Charles Drive from Fox Hill Road to just beyond Robin Hood, as road works proceed there. The Government last year lost a judicial review action brought by business owners in the Blue Hill Road area over the negative impact of road works in their vicinity, but has appealed the outcome. 70 business owners urge PM: Stop us drowning FROM page 1B
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RANDALL, AP Business Writers NEW YORK A light trading day on Wall Street closed with slight gains for major stock indexes. With oil prices reaching a 30-month high of $108 a barrel, some investors are waiting for Alcoa Inc. to report its first quarter earnings next Monday, the unofficial start of the earnings season, before making any big moves. Traders are hoping to see how rising gas prices and other commodity costs are affecting corporate profits. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 23.31 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,400.03. The S&P 500 index gained less than a point to 1,332.87. Materials companies gained 0.7 percent, the most of any of the 10 company groups that make up the S&P 500 index, as commodity prices increased. Futures contracts for corn, wheat, and sugar each rose more than 2 percent. The Nasdaq composite lost less than a point to 2,789.19. In company news, Pfizer, the world's largest drugmaker, said it would it sell its Capsugel unit to an affiliate of private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts for $2.4 billion in cash. Capsugel makes capsules for oral medicines and dietary supplements. Pfizer rose less than 1 percent. Southwest Airlines Co. fell nearly 2 percent as the company cont inued to inspect its planes after the fuselage of one jet ripped open Friday, forcing it to make an emergency landing. Southwest grounded 79 planes after the incident and canceled about 700 flights over the weekend. The company said it expected to cancel an additional 70 flights on Monday. Ford Motor Co. rose 2.6 percent. The company's sales rose 16 percent in March, in part because of the success of its new Explorer crossover vehicle. A Credit Suisse analyst upgraded the automaker, citing an improved balance sheet. V ivus rose nearly 7 percent after the drug developer said patients taking its diet pill Qnexa over two years saw reductions in blood pressure in addition to significant weight loss. Rising and falling shares were about even on the New York Stock Exchange. Consolidated volume came to 3.3 billion shares. Stocks edge higher as oil hits new 30-month high P ABLO GORONDI, Associated Press Oil prices jumped to fresh 30-month highs above $108 a barrel Monday as the conflict in Libya extended market con-c erns about supply risks and signs of a r ecovering U.S. jobs market bolstered optimism that global crude demand will strengthen. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for April delivery was up 30 cents at $108.24 a barrel in electronict rading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier in the session, the contract reached $108.78, while on Friday it rose $1.22 to settle at $107.94. I n London, Brent crude for April d elivery was up 60 cents to $119.30 a b arrel on the ICE Futures exchange. The U.S. said Friday its economy a dded 216,000 new jobs last month and t he unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent, boosting trader confidence that m ore workers will help fuel consumer spending. Investors are also closely watching Libya, where a standoff is developing as f orces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi cont rol most of the western half of the OPEC nation while rebels have seized m ost of the eastern coast. O n Monday, rebels pushed into the strategic oil town of Brega but came under fire from Gadhafi's forces. "As long as the fighting for major L ibyan oil towns Ras Lanuf and Brega c ontinues, a resumption of oil shipments i s unthinkable," said analysts at Comm erzbank in Frankfurt. B efore the conflict, Libya was exporting 1.6 million barrels a day about 2 p ercent of the world's supply. "OPEC has also shown that it is taking the Libyan outage seriously," said a report from JBC Energy in Vienna. "Libyan production declined by just over 1 million barrels a day in March, but total O PEC production fell by only 500,000 b arrels a day as other OPEC members mainly Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait picked up thes lack." Some analysts say oil prices which h ave jumped about 29 percent since Feb. 1 5 will likely begin to fall unless the U .S. announces a major new program to provide cheap money or violent protests s pread in the Middle East and North Africa. "For prices to continue their ascent, a new event or exacerbation of existing events will be necessary," said Richard S oultanian of NUS Consulting. "Should t his come to pass, we believe prices will s pike." In other Nymex trading in April con tracts, heating oil rose 1.16 cents to $ 3.1461 a gallon and gasoline added 0.8 cents to $3.1593 a gallon. Natural gasf utures were down 4.4 cents at $4.318 p er 1,000 cubic feet. Oil rises to above $108 as US jobs market improves O ILUP: T raders on the New York exchange in this file photo.
BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. T oyota Motor Corp. said M onday that it's inevitable t hat the company will be forced to temporarily shut down all of its North American factories because of parts shortages due to the earth-q uake that hit Japan. T he temporary shutdowns are likely to take place later this month, affecting 25,000 workers, but no layoffs are expected, spokesman MikeG oss said. Just how long the shutdowns last or whether all 13 of Toyota's factories will b e affected at the same is unknown and depends on when parts production can restart in Japan, he said. S o far the North American plants have been using parts in their inventory or relying o n those that were shipped b efore the earthquake, Goss n oted. But those supplies are running low. We're going to get to a p oint this month where that g ap in the pipeline starts to s how up. So we'll have to suspend production for a while," he said. A March 11 earthquake and tsunami damaged autop arts plants in Northeastern Japan, causing shortages that i dled most of the nation's car p roduction. Japan's daily auto o utput has fallen by more t han 500,000 vehicles since the disaster, says Scotiabank S enior Economist Carlos G omes. Some manufacturers a re bringing plants back on l ine, but only at low speeds due to a lack of parts. Shortages of parts from Japan are also affecting manufacturers outside the coun t ry. Just last week, Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor C o. said that several North American plants would be closed for part of this month, and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has said his comp any will see disruptions. Toyota only gets about 15 percent of its parts fromJ apan for cars and trucks built in North America, "but still you have to have them all tob uild the vehicles," Goss said. Goss spoke Monday ahead of an appearance in Louisville, Ky., by Toyota's h ead of North American operations. Toyota has about 500 companies supplying p arts in North America, but many of them get components from Japan that might not bea vailable, he said. During the s hutdowns, workers will focus on training and reviewing operations for ways toi mprove. They also can take vacation or time off without pay. T he shutdowns will affect all Toyota and Lexus models m ade in North America, he s aid. Already several large d ealership chains are predict ing shortages of models from J apanese automakers in the s pring and summer. G oss wouldn't estimate h ow long the assembly lines would be shut down. "It depends on how fast we can help get those suppliers up and running again in Japan,"h e said. "Things change every day and we're trying hard to m inimize any disruption to our production in North America." Toyota is running short of multiple parts, mainly elect ronics and paint pigments, said Yoshimi Inaba, chief operating officer for NorthA merican operations. The company is looking for alter nate parts suppliers. He also s aid it's too early to predict the impact on Toyota's sales and its effort to rebound from a string of safety recalls last y ear that have hurt sales. "We have some inventory. So if the disruption on the p roduction is short enough, then it wouldn't have any major impact," he toldr eporters after appearing at a l iteracy event in Louisville. "It is too early to predict how big the impact is." T oyota last month warned that production cuts were possible at some North Ameri c an factories, but said it didn't know when or for how long. B USINESS PAGE 8B, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.191.190.005,8860.1230.0409.73.36% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 5.724.40Bank of Bahamas5.285.280.000.1530.10034.51.89% 0 .530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 2.842.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.1680.09016.13.33% 2.201.96Fidelity Bank1.961.960.000.0160.040122.52.04% 12.408.90Cable Bahamas8.908.900.001.0500.3108.53.48% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.552.550.001.0310.0402.51.57% 7.005.80Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.896.890.000.4880.26014.13.77% 2.861.90Consolidated Water BDRs2.182.15-0.030.1110.04519.42.09% 2.541.40Doctor's Hospital1.401.400.000.1070.11013.17.86% 6.305.22Famguard5.225.220.000.3570.24014.64.60% 9.105.65Finco7.257.250.000.6820.00010.60.00% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.359.350.000.4940.35018.93.74% 6.004.57Focol (S)5.485.480.000.4520.16012.12.92% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.307.300.000.0120.240608.33.29% 10.509.80J. 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The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX fell less than 0.1 percent and the CAC-40 in France was 0.3 percent lower. ___ TOKYO Earlier, Asian shares ended the day mostly higher. Traders looked past a host of crises, including Japan's leaking nuclear power plant and a violent rebellion in Libya. T he benchmark Nikkei 225 index eked out a 0.1 perc ent gain, shrugging off the Bank of Japan report that business confidence among major manufacturers had f allen. H ong Kong's Hang Seng index added 1.5 percent, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5 percent. Markets in mainland China were closed for a holiday. __ TOKYO Japan's business confidence fell after the tsunami last month as consumers cut spending and power shortages disrupted factory production, dimming the outlook for the world's third-largest economy. __ LISBON, Portugal The yield on Portugal's 10-year b onds rose for the 10th straight session and reached a new r ecord high of nearly 8.6 percent. ___ F RANKFURT, Germany The European Central B ank says it held off from purchasing government bonds l ast week even as Portugal's financial situation deteriorated. T he bank has bought 77 billion euros ($110 billion g overnment bonds so far but no purchases were settled last week, even as Portugal's bond prices slid. T he purchases support Europe's financially troubled g overnments on debt markets. Many say Portugal will eventually have to seek a financ ial rescue from the European Union's bailout fund. __ VIENNA The Japanese reactor crisis poses a major challenge with enormous implications for nuclear power, the head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog said as hea ppeared to criticize the operator of the crippled complex at the heart of the catastrophe. ___ M ADRID Spain says the number of people filing for u nemployment benefits rose last month by 34,406, raising the jobless total to new record of 4.3 million. __ M INSK, Belarus Belarus is running out of cash, with people waiting in daylong lines to exchange rubles as they prepare for another devaluation. But since the country known as Europe's last dicta torship has alienated the West, Russia now has a free hand to set its own terms in exchange for a lifeline. ___ B UCHAREST, Romania A survey shows twot hirds of Romanians believe it will be more than three years before the country emerges from recession. ___ SEOUL, South Korea South Korea's foreign reserves rose to their third straight record high in March as the nation's key buffer against potential financial turmoil approached $300 billion. G LOBAL ECONOMIC NEWS a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t e e d d p p r r e e s s s s Toyota: N. American plant closures likely in April ( AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File) SMASHED: In this Tuesday, March 15, 2011 file photo, Toyota Yaris compact sedans lie damaged at Sendai p ort, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The cars, which were waiting to be exported to North America, were washed a way from their parking area by the March 11 tsunami. Toyota Motor Corp., the worlds biggest automaker, said Thursday, March 24, 2011, it expects to halt production at some of its factories in North Ameri ca due to shortages of parts from Japan following a devastating earthquake. Japanese automakers suspended production in Japan and are still deciding when to resume full-scale operations.
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Th is i s an i nd i cation o f ho w import a nt n a t u r e r e g a r d e d t h e f o o t w he n she de sig ned it. Un res olved fo o t p ro b le m s c an ha ve un e xpe cted conse q u e n c e s U n t r e a t e d p a i n of t e n l ead s a p ers o n t o mo ve l e s s a n d g a i n w e i g ht or to s h i f t b a l a n c e i n u n n a t u r a l w a y s the re by i ncr ea si ng the c hance of fal li ng a nd b r ea ki ng a bon e. So w he n t he fe e t s e n d a m e s s a g e t h e y m e a n b u s i n e s s ! T h i s w e e k w e w i l l h ig hl ig ht the fifth a nd si x t h o f e i g h t e e n r e d f l a g s a s I c o n t i n u e a n i n e s e g m e n t p r e s e n t a t i o n R E D FL AG 5 : A SU DDE N LY E N L ARGE D, SCAR Y-L OOK I N G BIG T O E Wh at it me ans: P r o b a b l y g ou t. Ye s, tha t ol d-fa shi one d-s oundi ng d is ea s e i s s ti ll ve r y mu ch a round a nd y ou don' t ha v e to be ov e r 6 5 to g e t it. Gout i s a form o f a rthr iti s (a l so ca l l e d g outy a rthri ti s' ) tha t's us ua l l y c a use d by too muc h u ri c a ci d, a na tura l su bs ta nce T he b uil t-up uri c a c i d for ms ne e dl el i ke c ry sta l s, es pe ci a ll y w her e the re i s lo w body te mpe ra tur es T he cool e st pa rt of th e b ody fa rthe st from the h ea r t ha ppe ns to b e the b ig toe Thr e e-fou rths of th e ti me y ou w a ke up w i th a re d-hot sw ol l e n toe j oin t a s the fir st pre se nta ti on of g out. S ay s podi a tri st A n d e r s e n Mo re c lue s : Sw e l l ing a nd s hi ny re d or pur pli sh sk in, a l ong w ith a s e nsa ti on o f h ea t a nd p ai n ca n a l so o cc ur in the in ste p, the A c hil l e s te ndon, the kne e s, a nd the el bow s An yo ne c a n dev e l op g out, thoug h m e n i n the i r 4 0 s a nd 5 0s a r e e spe c ia l l y pr one W ome n w ith g out te nd to b e pos tme nopa usa l Wh at to do: S ee a do ctor a bou t c ontrol l i ng the ca use s of g out throug h di et or m e di ca ti on. A foo t sp ec i al i st c an he l p re li e v e pa i n a nd pr es er v e func tio n. R E D FL AG 6 : NUMBN E SS IN B OT H F EE T Wh at it m e ans: B e i n g u nab le to 'fe e l y our fe e t o r h av i ng hea v y pin s-a ndn ee dl e s se nsa ti on is ha l l m a rk of p er ip her a l ne ur opa thy or da ma g e to the p er iph er a l ne rv ous sy ste m T ha t' s the bod y' s w a y of tr a nsmi tti ng i nfor ma ti on fr om the br a in a nd spi na l c ord to the e nti re re st of th e body P e ri phe ra l ne ur opa thy ha s m any ca us es b ut the top two a re di ab ete s a nd a lc ohol abu se ( cur re nt o r p as t). C he m othe ra py i s a nothe r c omm on ca use Mo re c lue s: T he ting l i ng or b urni ng c a n a l so a ppe a r in h and s a nd m ay g ra dua l ly s pre a d u p to a rm s a nd l e g s. T he re duce d se ns ati on ma y m a ke i t fee l li ke yo u'r e c onsta ntl y we a ri ng he av y s ocks or g l ov e s. Wh at to do: Se e a phy si c i a n to try to p inpo int the c a use (e spe ci a l l y i f a l co hol a ddi ti on doe sn' t ap ply ). T he re s no cur e for pe ri phe r al ne uropa thy but me di c a tions fr om pa in r el i e ve r s to a nti de pre ss ants c a n tr e at sy mp toms. Be rna d et t e D. Gib s o n, a B oa rd Ce rt if ie d & Li ce n se d P ed o rth i st i s t he pro p ri et o r o f Fo o t So l ut i on s a h e al th a n d w el ln e ss f ra nc h is e t h at f o c us es on f o o t c are a n d p ro p er s ho e f i t, lo ca t ed in th e T ri n it y Pla za We s t Ba y St ree t, N as sa u Ba ha ma s ww w .f o o ts o l u t i o n s c o m / n a s s a u T h e vi ew s e xp re ss ed are t h o se o f th e a u t ho r an d do e s n o t n e ce ss ari ly rep res en t t h o se o f Fo o t So l ut i o ns I n c orp o ra te d o r an y o f i t s su b s id i ary a n d /o r af f il ia te d c o mp a n ie s. Pl ea s e d irec t a n y q u e st io n s o r co mme n ts to n a ss au @f o o ts o lu t io n s. c om o r 3 2 2 -FO OT (36 6 8 ). A UTI S M Sp e ctr u m Disord e r i s a r a n g e o f p e r v a s i v e d e v elopme n ta l d isorde rs that us ua ll y be g in i n t he f ir s t 3 0 month s o f life P er vas ive d evel o p men t di s or d e r s a r e c ha r a c t e r i s e d b y d e lay s in the d e ve lop m ent o f multiple ba sic functions s u c h as a pe rs iste nt la ck of inte rp e r s o n a l s k i l l s a b n o r m a l sp eech an d lan guage an d ri tu a lis t ic o r c om puls iv e be ha v io ur with r epet i t ive a ctiv ities On e well k no wn synd rome o f the Autism Spec trum Diso r d er is Asp erg er' s S yn d r o me. It is unlik e the clas sic a utism sy ndr om e be c a u s e l a ng u a g e is usua lly in ta ct and fe a tu r es u s u a lly a pp e ar late r in child h ood. It is als o comm o n for p a tie n ts w i t h A sperg e r's sy n d r o m e, to show a pa rticula rly h i g h i n t e l l i g e n c e q u o t i e n t ( I Q ) P e r s on s w i t h a u ti s m ha v e no pa r t i c u la r di s t i n g u i s hi n g p h y s i c a l f e a t u r e s b u t m a y ap pear in di fferen t an d u nab le t o f o r m e m o t i o n a l b o n d s E p i l e p s y m a y d e v e l o p i n abou t 3 0 p e r ce nt o f t h e person s i n the A utism S pe c t r u m D i s or d e r T he y o f t e n a v o i d e y e c o n t a c t ; appe a r de a f; a ct una w ar e of th e c o m ing a nd going o f oth er s ; pr e fe r unc ha ng ing e nv iro nme n ts a n d prac t ice re p e ti ti v e a c t io ns ( e g ha n df l a pp ing and r o c kin g ). Ma ny c a re g iv e rs gi v e pe rson s with a utism swe et foo ds as re wa rds and th is m ay lea d to p oor ora l hyg iene A n e cd o ta ll y t h e ri s k fo r d en t al cav i t i e s a n d p e r i o d o n t a l ( g u m a n d s u p p o r t in g s t ru c t u res ) d i s ea se will incr ea se with s u c h a p r ac tice The use of st rin g e n t o r al hyg iene pra ctic es w i ll be n e e d e d to a void this, but a re o ft en tim es difficult as m any p e r s o n s w i t h a u t i s m h a v e av e r sions t o mout h c le a ning t e ch n iq u e s. Th e caregiver w il l require much patie n c e. I t i s w o r t h n o t i n g t h a t m a n y e l e c t r i c t o o t h b r u s he s are no t w ell toler ate d b y person s w it h a u tis m due to t he err atic brist le move me nt a nd th e rotor sou nd. A ca reg iv er ma y ofte n tim es n e ed to use p i c t u r e s t o e x p l a i n o r a l hy g i e n e i n s t r uc t i o ns b e f o r e p erfo rmin g th em. In ad di tio n, m a n y p e r s o n s w i t h a u t i s m show sig n s of brux ism (non f u n cti o n al gr in d i n g, cl en ch i ng, a n d ru b b in g o f t eet h ) ; b it e f o r ei gn o bj ects (resu l ti ng in trau m a t i c m o u t h i n j u r i e s ) a n d i n d u l g e i n s e l f a g g r e s s i o n ( v e r y o f t e n d a m a g i n g t h e m o u th ). Co n vu l si o n s may al so b e a f act o r i n mo u t h i n j u r i es i n th e autist ic comm un ity Pe rsons w ith a u tis m hav e a rig ht, l ike any othe r, to g ood d ental c are. D en ta l treatm en t can be ve ry exhausti ng to any d e n tist and a ve ry empathetic appr oac h i s ma nda tory This i s b e c a u s e p a t i e n t s w i t h a ut is m c a n s om e ti m e s s how i n app ro p riat e b ehavi ou r, wi th un c o n t r ol l e d m ov e m e n t s i n t h e d e n t a l o p e r a t o r y T h e y ma y e v en e xhibit se lfag g re ssion during the de nta l tr ea tmen t. T he e xp eri e n ced d ent al he a l th c a r e pr o f e s s i on a l w i ll us e v i s ua l a i d s a n d f a m il i a r ( to t he p a t i e nt ) m o v e m e nt s and g e st u r e s, t o re a ssur e the pat ient wit h aut ism S imp l e st ep -b y-s tep i n str u cti ons s h ou ld a lso be in clud e d, with no str e ss induc ing que stions pos ed t o pat ie nt. Th e tellsho w-d o techn iq ue is not a p pr opria te i n per sons with a uti sm bec a use the y do not ho ld e y e c on t a c t. Ma n y p a tie n ts wit h autis m will only al lo w mo u th exam i n a t io n and pre v e nta t iv e or al ca r e e v e n af te r pr ogr e ssi ve de se ns itis ation a nd m or e inv a s iv e proce d ur es m ay ne ed some form of s e d a t i o n ( c a l m i n g d r u g ) Howe ve r the succ es s o f se dat io n is u n pred ictab le an d g en e ra l a ne s the s ia m a y be ne c e s s a r y I t i s e s s e n t i a l i n T h e Ba ham a s tha t de nta l h e a lthc a r e p r o f e s s i o n a l s s e e k t o impr ove the a cc e ss of dent al ca re t o p e r sons with a utis m Th er e m ust be tr a inin g i n the hom es a nd in the s chools o f p e r sons w ith aut ism wit h v i s u a l a i d s ( p i c t u r e s a n d ins tr um e nts ) a nd sim ul a ti on o f d e n t a l p r o c e d u r e s T h e de nt a l of f ic e r m us t c r e a t e a d e nta l v is it r o ut ine in whic h the pa tie nt w ith aut ism is not k e pt w a iting a nd h a s a s hort quie t v i si t. T he sa m e de nta l st af f s hould be us e d re pe a te d l y a n d a s t e p b y s t e p pr o c e s s f o ll o w e d e a c h v i s i t. Th is will ass i s t in cre ating the routine a nd ca n be ev e n conv e r t e d t o p i c t u r e s f o r t h e p atient to tak e ho me It to o is adv is able that a fa m ily m e mb er or ca reg i v er is prese n t fo r all dent al vis its P l e a s e s e e k a d v i c e f r o m y o u r d e n t a l h e a l t h c a r e p r ov ider c on c e rning c a re for a ny one y ou m a y k no w w h o ha s a ut is m T he d e nt is t wi ll as sess each p ati en t o n an i nd i v i d ua l ba s i s a n d de c i d e t h e b e s t t r e a t m e n t ( w i t h o u t s t r e s s ) f o r t h e p a t i e n t w i t h a u t i s m R e m e m b e r o r a l h e a lthc a re is for e v e ry one This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended and may not be treated as, a substitute for professional medical/dental advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or dental professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical/dental condition. Never disregard professional medical/dental advice or delay in seeking it because of a purely informational publication. Copyright 2011 by Dr. Andre R. Clarke. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this article, in whole or in part, is prohibited without written permission. If you have questions, please send email to dr_andreclarke@hot mail.com Dr. Andr R. Clarke, DDS, MBBS Special Care Dentistry WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y APRIL 5, 201 1, P AGE 9B B O D Y A N D M I N D ( A R A ) M o r e c h i l d r e n w i l l re c e iv e a n a uti sm di a gn osi s t hi s y e ar than will be diagnosed with AIDS, d i a b e t e s a n d c a n c e r c o m b i n e d a c c o r d i n g t o t h e A u t i s m S p e a k s o rg a n i sa t i on Yo u v e p ro b a b ly h e a rd or read at least some of the oftenemo t io na l d eb at e ov er t he ca us e s and cures of autism. Ye t o ne thin g ev eryon e ag r e es on is that the sooner a child's autism is d iag nosed the soone r th at ch ild c an get the help he or she needs. T h e n a t i o n s f a s t e s t g r o w i n g d e v e l o p m e n t a l d i s o r d e r a u t i s m a f fe c t s a n e st i ma t e d o n e i n e v e ry 1 1 0 c h ild ren Wi th suc h a h ig h inc i de nc e r a te m a ny p a re n ts m a y a g on i z e ov e r any developmental delays, wonder i n g i f w h a t t h e y s e e is j u s t th e n o rm a l v aria nc es i n c hi ldren' s de ve lopme nt ra tes o r a n in dicat io n of a mor e serious disorder. Dr Rebecca Lan da, head of the C e nte r f or Auti sm an d Re la ted D iso r d ers a t Ken ned y Krie ge r Institu te i n B a l t i m o r e r e c o m m e n d s c o n c e rne d pa re nts a c t e a rly ra the r tha n w a i t i n g t o s e e i f d e v e l o p m e n t a l d e l a y s r e s o l v e t h e m s e l v e s E a r l y intervention can have a big impact o n th e d ev e lo pm en t of c h il dre n w i th autism. "O ur r es ear ch s ugg est s th at t he w a i t a n d s e e m e th o d w h i c h i s o ft e n r ec om m en d e d to c on c e rn e d p ar en t s, could lead to missed opportunities fo r ea r ly in te rv ent io n," D r L an da s a y s B y i d e n t i f y i n g t h e s e e a r l y signs of autism and acting early, we a r e p ro v i d in g to d d le r s w it h t o o ls a n d skil ls to in c r ease social opp ortu niti es t h r ou gh ou t t h ei r li f et im e an d pos i ti oni ng t he m to have t he b es t possible outcomes." Researchers at the Institute have recently made major advances that now allow the signs of autism to be dete cte d in ch ildre n a s y oung a s a ge 1 P a r e n t s c o n c e r n e d a b o u t t h e i r ch ild 's d ev elo pme nta l del ay s sho uld look for these early warning signs: Little or no attempt to attract attention It's typical for infants and toddlers to seek the attention of those around them. Attentionseeking tactics can range from making silly facial expressions, moving their limbs and making babbling sounds in babies younger than 1, to talking and acting silly in children older than 12 months. Children who don't attempt to attract the attention of others in these ways could be at risk for autism. Poor eye contact By the time they're 2 months old, infants can make direct eye contact with an adult. Children who later develop autism often avoid making eye contact and are more interested in staring at objects or other facial features such as the mouth. Poor or no response to own name By 6 months, typical chil dren will respond when an adult calls their name. Parents should be concerned if their child infrequent ly or inconsistently responds to his name. Delayed speech/babbling Delayed babbling and then delayed spoken language is one of the most recognisable signs that a child's development is delayed. Children should be babbling as young as 6 months. Doesn't mimic facial expressions As early as 2 months old, babies mimic the facial expressions of oth ers, smiling when someone smiles at them. When a baby does not voluntarily reciprocate a parent's smile, it's a red flag for autism. Engages in unusual play Unusu al play is another red flag. For example, a child might spin, flick or line up toys and objects in a pur poseless, repetitive way. This can become more noticeable as children reach 2 or 3 years old. Unusual body movements Par ents can often easily identify differ ences in how a child moves. Children with autism might repeatedly stiffen their arms or legs, flap their hands or arms, twist their wrists or move in other unusual ways. Repetitive language Children with autism may engage in repetitive language. These children may be able to recite the ABCs before they can make word combinations. Does not express desire to share interests At 9 to 12 months old, and in some cases earlier, children want to show or share their interests with others. They might point to something and wait for a parent to react, or hold up a toy to see and comment on it. A child with autism may not attempt to engage socially in this way. Disinterested in imitating others Babies and toddlers love to imitate the actions of others; it's how they learn to laugh, eat and play. An early warning sign of autism is often a child's disinterest in imitating others. A child might occasionally mimic others, but more often observes rather than imitates. To learn more about early detection research, visit www.kennedykrieger.org. What does your feet say about your health cont. Is your baby's developmental delay normal' or a symptom of autism? Autism and Y our Mouth GROWTH: The nation's fastest-growing developmental disorder, autism affects an estimated one in every 110 children. B y A N D R E C L A R K E KEEPING YOUR MOUTH ALIVE B y B E R N A D E T T E G I B S O N FOOT SOLUTIONS
WOMAN P AGE 10B, TUESDA Y APRIL 5, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE ( A R A ) T h e s e d a y s i t s e e m s e v e ry o n e i s ta lk i n g a b o u t w e i g h t l o ss As o ve r t wot h ir d s o f U .S a d ul t s are overweight or obese, the trials beh in d we ig ht lo s s s u cces s s to r ie s a re ofte n re lata ble t o th ose inte reste d in im prov ing th eir ov era ll he alt h. One such success story is former fa s tf o od ad di ct S co tt L am m wh o kne w it w as time for a change w hen he fo u nd hi m s el f we i gh in g n ea r ly 300 pounds. This was a far cry from th e 17 0 po und s a nd 31 -in ch w ai st h e sport e d in high s c hool. Scott turned t o hi s bro th e r, B ra d La mm a bo ar dre giste r e d interv enti onist and me mber o f Dr O z s "Dr eam T eam" to develop a comprehensive program that would not on ly help h im lose weight but also change his relation ship with food in the long term. B ei n g ov e rw e i gh t is a lo t of w o rk in itself because it is hard for your body to ca r ry aroun d a ll those extra pounds, so it made sense to me to work to get rid of that extra weight an d m a ke m y l i fe b e tt er ," sa ys S c ot t, a y o ut hf ul fa t he r o f th re e a n d g ra n dfather of two. Scott gradually began to relearn when t o eat, how much and when t o s t o p t h r ou g h a c o m p r e he n s i v e pr og r a m that inclu ded a str o ng pe r s onal s uppo rt s yst em, health y di et and exerc is e. He w as on the r oa d to success but still had a long way to go w he n B ra d sug ge ste d he try a ll i, the only FDA-approved, over-thecounter weight loss aid as a tool to help hi m bec ome m ore con s c io us of the foods he ate and help boost his weight loss success. As Scott took true accountability and dedicated himself to a thought ful w e igh t loss prog ram he w a s a ble t o l o s e n e a r l y 10 0 p o u n d s o v e r a t o ta l o f 17 mo n th s in cl ud i ng f iv e months using alli. A M E RI C A S G R OW I NG O BE S I T Y CR I S IS Sc o t t wa s f ar f r o m a l o ne i n h i s s t r ug gl e wi t h we ig ht O be s it y i s a growing national cris is that affects a b o u t 7 2 m i l l i o n U S a d u l t s a n d p l a c e s a st a g g e ri n g $ 1 4 7 bi l l i o n st r a in o n t h e he a l th c a r e s y st e m A c c o r di n g to a study recently published in the A m e r i c a n J o u r n a l o f P r e v e n t i v e Heal t h, obe s ity is a s much of a p ublic health threat as smoking. Ma n y Am e ric a ns st rug g le to l ose w ei ght an d it ca n be t em ptin g to try to find a 'quick fix,'" says Dr Caro line Apovian, director of the Nutri tion and Weight Management Cen ter and co-director of the Nutrition an d M et abo li c Su pp or t S er vi ce at Boston University Medical Center. T o n ot o nly l ose we ig ht b ut kee p it off in the long term, people need to learn a healthier approach to food and overcome habits that may have been with them for life." F o r S cot t La mm t he r ec ip e fo r we i g h t l o s s wa s a co m p r e h en s i ve p r og r a m co m b in i ng s u pp o r t fr om family and friends, healthy diet and to ol s to a id i n suc c e ss al on g t he w a y D r A p o v ia n sh a r e s e v e n m or e ti p s t o keep in mind for a gradual, sustain able weight loss program. T alk to an exper t. You r d octor or diet itian c an help you set real istic goal s t o make yo u feel like a winner in t he s hor t ter m an d help you s tay m otivat ed in t he lo ng ter m. Find su ppor t. On line o r in -per son su ppor t gr oups as well as encour agement f ro m famil y and fr iends can make al l the diff erence in t he worl d. C h ange your r elatio nsh ip with food : Tak e a health ier appr oach to eating b y becoming more c o nsciou s of how f ood choi c es aff ect the bo dy. B ecom e mor e ac t ive. Wor k with your doctor to creat e an exercis e plan t hat's cons is tent w i th yo ur goals and abi liti e s Find too ls. Visit www .m yalli.com for mor e inf orm ation on ho w al li c an help b oos t your weight los s s u c c e s s (A RA) A s the wea the r h e at s u p, t h er e a l so co m e s a h ost of wa rm we a the r ha ir c a r e c h a l l e n g e s W h e t h e r y ou' re wre stl i ng w it h prob l e m s t ha t see m t o g e t wors e a s t he bar om et er r i ses such as s pli t ends or other hair co ncer ns uni que to t he se a s on, a fe w m i nor tw ea ks t o y o u r h a i r c a r e r o u t i n e c a n mak e a hu ge dif fer en c e in t h e c o n d i t i o n o f y o u r s t r a n d s F ind out how to ac h i eve a nd ma i nta i n g org eo us h ai r wi th the se sim ple s ol uti ons t o your most n a gging hai rca re woe s: MEND SPLIT ENDS W it h ne arl y 6 0 pe r c e nt o f w o m e n r e p o r t i n g t o h a v e t he m, sp li t e nd s a re a ma j or t e l l t a l e s i g n o f d a m a g e d u n h e a l t h y h a i r S p l i t e n d s a r e a y e a r r o u n d p r ob l e m b u t i n the warme r mo nth s, it c an b e w o r s e n e d b y f r e q u e n t h e a t s t y l i n g u s e d t o t a m e h um id i ty i nduce d f ri zz. T ra ditio nally, t he on l y way to g e t ri d of un si g ht l y sp l i t e nd s w as a t ri p t o the s al on f or a tr im H o w e v er w it h d ai ly st yl ing, spl it e nds can form q u i c k l y m a k i n g f r e q u e n t ha i rc ut s an i mpra cti c a l a nd c o s t l y s o l u t i o n f o r m o s t w om en In stead, use a r eparativ e p r od uc t l i k e t h e n e w N ex x u s Salo n Hair Car e P ro M end l i ne U nl i ke ot he r hy dra ti n g co ndi ti o ner s and h ai r t rea t m e n t s t h a t s i m p l y m a s k d a m a g e, Ne xx us Pro Men d i s th e f i rst l in e of p rod uct s to a ctu a l l y b i n d s p l i t e n d s b a c k t o g e t h er f or a f re s h cu t l o o k. The p rod uc ts i n c l u ding a s h a m po o c o n di t i on e r l e a v e i n c o n d i t i o n e r o v e r n i g h t t r e at m e n t a nd st y l i ng sp ra y m e nd spl i t e nds, bi ndi n g up t o 9 2 pe r cen t ba ck tog e the r i n j us t one use f or t rue at h om e re pa i r. FIGHT THE FRIZZ H av e f ri zzy h ai r ? You ca n t ha nk y our par ent s f or t ha t, si nc e the tende nc y f o r hai r t o c u r l a n d / o r r e a c t t o h u m i d ity is gen et ic F o rt u na tely y ou ca n mi n im i se the prob le m b y c h a n g in g h o w y o u w as h, dry a nd m a na ge yo ur h ai r. St ar t by us in g a hy dra t in g s ha mp o o a n d c o n di ti on e r T ry a sof t, a bsorb ent to wel t o g e n t l y s q u e e z e e x c e s s w a t e r o u t o f y o ur h a i r do n t r u b d r y a s t h i s ca n c a u s e s p l i t e nds a nd m a ke fr izz wors e. Bl o w d r y a n d s t yl e w i th a s o f t b r i s t l e d r o u n d b r u s h a nd t he n spr it z wi t h a f ri zzf i g h t i n g h a i r s p r a y A v o i d to u c hi ng o r br u s h ing y ou r h a i r t h r o ug ho u t t h e d a y T h e mor e yo u ha nd le h ai r, t he mo r e pr o n e it b ec om es t o stat ic and flyw ays F in ally, m a ke s ure hair is pro per l y h y dr at e d by us i ng a v i ta m i n r i ch de e p co nd i ti one r o nce a w ee k t o res tor e m oi st ure t o p a r c h e d l o c k s W e l l h y d r a t e d h ai r i s l e ss l i kel y t o soa k up t he e x c e s s m o i s t ur e i n t h e a i r a l e a d i n g c u l p r i t f o r u nwa nt ed f ri zz. S UN A ND C HL ORI NE D AMA GE While spending time out d o o r s i n w a r m w e a t h e r m ont hs, y ou p roba bl y kn ow to p r o t e c t y o u r s k in f r o m harmful ultraviolet (UVA) rays. But did you know the su n c an als o d a mag e yo u r hair ? UVA r ays ca n leave h a i r d r y b r i t t l e a n d d u l l M i n i m i s e t h e s e h a r m f u l e f f e c t s b y r e d u c i n g t h e a m o u n t o f h a i r t h a t i s ex p o s e d to d i r ec t l ig h t b y styling your hair in a loose b u n o r b ra i d. A h a t o r s ca rf is even better for extended p er i o d s o u t d o o r s R e f r a in f rom usi ng ref le c t iv e sty li ng pro du cts like s hine sp rays hair sprays and gels as sun li g h t c a n r e a c t w i t h t h e s e p r o d u c t s a n d h e a t h a ir t o s c o r c h i n g t e m p e r a t u r e s Instea d, use a dail y le avein conditioner to ensure your hair stays moisturised. It' s a lso i m portan t to protect hair when taking a dip i n t h e p o o l W h i l e s w i m m i n g h a i r a b s o r b s w a t e r a n d c h l o r i n e w h i c h c a n m ake hai r pr one to breakage. Swim caps may not be considered fashionable, but are a gr eat w ay to p ro tec t st r a nd s f ro m c hl orine e xpos u re I f y o u ca n t b ri n g y o ur s el f to w ea r one tr y sa tu rat i n g y o u r h a i r w i t h c l e a n w a t e r p r i o r t o j u m p i n g i n t h e p o ol H a i r t h a t s a l r e a dy w e t will absorb less chlorinated water. D a i l y s t y l i n g a n d e x p os u r e to c o ns ta nt e nv iro n men ta l s t re s so rs ca n ce r ta i nl y t a k e a t o l l on h a i r. Fo rt un at e l y, th e r ig h t mi x o f p r o d u c ts a n d prevention can ensure your hair looks gorgeous, salonf r e s h a n d s p l i t e n d f r e e straight through to fall. Split ends, sun damage and humidity Oh My! Solutions to major hair hazards TWEAKS: Whether you're wrestling with problems that seem to get worse as the barometer rises, such as s p li t e n d s o r ot h er h a i r c on c e rn s un i q ue to th e s ea s o n a fe w m in o r twe a k s to y ou r h a ir c a re ro ut i ne c a n make a huge difference in the condition of your strands. Changing your relationship with food: a weight loss success story
WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y APRIL 5, 201 1, P AGE 1 1B By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press W I T H B r i t a i n s r o y a l w e d d i n g a round t h e c orner wannab e p ri nc ess es gat hered at a posh Lo ndon hot el fo r a crash course on how t o curt sy, wha t t o say t o t he qu een an d how keep p esky c ru m b s off their li p s when e ati n g f inge r s a n d w i c h e s A t fi r st gl a nce, t he scen e S at urd ay s m a c k e d o f t h e 1 9 6 4 f i l m M y F a i r L a dy ," e x c ep t Aud r e y He p bu r n 's w or k in g c las s c h ar a c te r h a d b e e n r e pla c e d b y a cr e w of t a fetta-w ea rin g pr e -t e e ns w ho gl ee f ul l y w al k ed w i t h b oo ks on t h ei r hea ds and learned how t o st ir t ea wi thout cla ngi ng t he cut l ery. T h e A p r i l 2 9 w e d d i n g o f P r i n c e William an d Kate Mid dleto n ha s fue led a b on an za of opp or t un i t i es f or ni c he e n t r e p r e n e u r s "I t g ives girls t h e ab i lity t o k now tha t they c an be i n an y si tuati o n whet h er it s wi t h t he que en, t hei r p arent s, t hei r t e a c h e r a f r i e n d a n d k n o w t h a t th ey' re b ehavi ng t he ri ght w ay. A nd I t hi nk t ha t s i m p ort an t ro ya l t y o r n o ro y a l t y s a y s J e r r a m y F i n e 3 3 t h e Am eri can f oun der of P rin cess P rep. Sa tur d ay 's on e-d ay co u rs e w ill b e fo llo wed by a seri es o f weekl on g sum mer camp s i n L ondo n f or 8t o 11yearol d g i r l s. C o st i n g m o re t h an $ 4 0 0 0 t h e ca m ps t e ac h g i rl s a bo u t m o d er n an d h i s toric p rinc es se s, ro yal histor y, pho ne e tique tte, ho w t o t a ke co mplimen ts a nd what t o do i f you sudd enl y f i nd fo od w edged be tw een yo ur te et h. T he gi rl s al so vo lu nt eer at royal chari t i es al l wh il e be ing w aited on b y a b utle r c alle d Jeeves. F in e says she e xpect s t o draw m ore A m eri c ans f or t h e l o nge r su m m er camps. Be f o re I felt sh y an d like jus t a no rm a l p e r so n a n d n o w I f e e l l i k e I a ct u al l y a m a pr i n c es s, sa i d M a u de Fi sh er, 8 w hose m ot he r i s f r om M i l w aukee, W i s co nsi n. Wearing a Jac ki e O -st yle s ui t pearl s and perf ect l y c oi fe d hai r, F in e t augh t t he 12 Bri t ish and A m erica n gi rl s Sat u rd ay h o w t o be h av e i n f r o nt o f t he qu e en a m oth er we ar in g a c a r db oa r d ma s k of the mon a rc h wh o s a t n ex t to l if e-sized car dboard cutout s of W i ll iam and K at e. Gi rl s were f i rst i nst r u cted on how to curt sy: smoo th o ut yo ur d ress or ski rt grab i t s corne rs a nd ben d your kn ees. N one of t he gi rls w ore tro users. G oo d a fte r n o on yo u r ma je s ty, e a c h gi rl r eci t ed, be f o re gre et i n g t he o ne di m ensi onal soon -t ob e ro yal co upl e. The next l esson i ncl uded a mock tea par t y c ompl e t e wit h tea re al jam, c lot t e d crea m sc on es, f i n ger sa nd wi c he s a n d a w a i t e r w h o s e n a m e w a s n o t J e e v e s "Take yo ur spoon an d sti r f rom 12 o'c loc k to 6 o 'clo ck ," Fin e s aid. I d on't w ant t o h ear a ny spoon s cl ank in g. None of t he gi rls w il l l ikel y get wi t hi n s p i t t i n g d i s t a n c e o f W e s t m i n s t e r Abb ey fo r the w edd ing I f th ey d o, the y m o st c er t ai n l y w i l l r ef r ai n f r om spi t t i n g Fi ne, aut hor of t he book "S ome day my pr inc e will c ome : tr ue a dv en t u r es o f a w an na be pri n ces s, s ays t he ca m ps are l ess abou t h ow t o marry a pri nce and m ore t o d o wi t h l earn in g sel f contro l and co nf i dence. "I wan ted to c r ea te a d iffer en t s o rt of summ e r cam p unli ke t he ones t hat I grew u p wi t h i n A m eri ca wh ere you slept i n w ooden cabi ns and had to play spo rt s, sai d Fi ne a 33y earo ld w ho n ow liv e s in Lo n d on with h er n o n-ti tle d, non -b lu ebl ood B rit i sh husb and. T ECH NOLO GY TRAIL B L AZ I N G TEAC HER R amona L Wells, a Business Studies Coordinator at CH Reeves Junior High School, continues to be a trail blazer in the field of Technology Education. Mr s W ells a y oung teac h er of f ive years, c onstantly de s ires to be on the c u t t i n g e d g e o f t e c h n o l o g y a n d h a s a l i g n e d h e r se l f wi t h v a r i o u s i n t e r n a t i o n a l org a n isa ti on s th at af fo rd h e r the o pp ortun ity to h av e he r e xp en ses pa id as she t rav els t o s oak up all t hat s he can t o im pa rt i nto th e liv es of he r stu de nts. She ha s r e c ently r e tur ne d from he r 3 r d In t e r n a t i o n a l Co n f e r e n c e wh e re s h e wa s on e o f th e wo rk sho p sp ea k er s. Sh e was a warde d an al l e xp ense pa id trip, by the Com pu ter S c i en ce a nd T echn olo gy A ssocia tio n, of which sh e i s a c ti v e l y a ff i l ia t e d to a t t e n d a n d p re s e n t o n 2 1 st C e n t u ry Te c h n o l o g y I n te g rati on a t th e Mi c ro compu ter Edu cati on Con fe r e n c e 2 0 1 1 i n P h o e n i x A rizon a. M rs W e l l s e x p l a i n e d t o th o se in a t te n d a nc e t h a t: T ec h n o lo g y i s e ve r y whe re, af fecti ng al mo s t a ll p arts o f our l iv es, o ur com mu ni tie s, o u r h o m e s. I n s p it e o f t h a t, m o s t sc h oo l s a r e d e l a y e d w h e n i t c o m e s to i n t e g r a t in g t e c h n o l o gy i n t o c l a s s r o o m l e a r n i n g Ma ny a re ju s t be g inn in g to e x plo re the t r u e p o t e n t i a l t e c h n o l o g y o f f e r s f o r l e a r n i n g a n d t e a c h i n g S h e b e l i e v e s t h a t if properly us ed, tec h nol o gy will he lp stu de nts a cqui re th e sk ill s the y n ee d t o su rv iv e i n a com p le x, hi g hl y te ch no lo gi ca l k nowl ed ge -b ase d econ om y. R a m o n a W e l l s h a s a l s o b e e n t h e y o un g e st t ea ch e r, t o d a te t o re ce i v e t he pr e s t ig i ou s F i de l it y B a nk S i r G er a ld Cash Award 2010 and was placed into the hall of fame along with numerous educ ator s in bo th the publ ic and pr ivate sector. A s a y o u n g te a c he r, s h e a t t ri b ut e s h e r s u c ce ss e s t o G o d h e r p a r e n t s a n d g r a n d parents (that have always stressed the imp or ta nc e of a good education), her church family (Chapel on the Hill) and h e r h u sb a n d Na t h a n t h a t d a i l y s u pp o rt s a n d e n c o u r a g e s h e r t o w o r k t o h e r fullest potential. Know another talented lady making things happen, send us an email at email@example.com and she could be the next You Go Girl! L o n d o n b o o t c a m p h e l d f o r p i n t s i z e p r i n c e s s e s NEW YORK Associated Press IF YOU think a super-sized c on t ai ne r of pea nu t bu t t er i s alwa ys a b etter de al tha n a ti n y version, think again. Bigger is not always cheaper. And don't count on getting a bargain on designer goods at an outlet or off-price chain. H ere a re f i ve com m on bu t m i s t ak e n a s s u m p t i o n s a b o u t bargains plus tips for avoid ing getting fooled into paying too much. MYTH NO. 1 Bigger packages and larger quantities are more economical than buying small. Often, yes. But Tod Marks, a senior project editor at Con sumer Reports, says smaller sizes are actually cheaper about one-fourth of the time. He recommends checking the unit prices cost per ounce or other element of the pack age to find the best deal. TAKEAWAY: Read the fine print, and don't assume. MYTH NO. 2 Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the best day of the year to buy clothes, housewares, electronics and gifts. Sure, the promotions on that ballyhooed day are quite alluring, particularly on TVs and other electronics. But are the bargains so amazing that you should wake up at the crack of dawn and join the crowds? Definitely not. Many of the biggest deals, particu larly on TVs and computers, are very limited: Your chances of grabbing one of the 25 heavily advertised flatpanel TVs your store is selling at 50 percent off are slim. In fact, many of the traditional marquee promotions like January "white sales," when department stores discounted bedding and bath linens have melted away. Michael Londrigan, chairman of the fashion merchandising department at LIM College in Manhattan, points to Macy's for an example: It now offers sales on bedding throughout the year. Jodi Furman, who blogs about saving without sacrific ing at www.LiveFabuLess.com, says Black Friday is more of an emotional event people get caught up in than it is an opportunity for special sav ings. "You can find better deals during regular sales events," Furman says. Smart Spending VIVIENNE BARTELS, 7, learns how to curtsy in front of a cardboard cutout of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, during the 'A Princess Tea Party' event, at a hotel in L on d on Sa tu rd ay A pri l 2 20 11 A s c en e s t rai g ht f rom My F ai r La d y" pl ay e d o ut a t a p o sh Lo nd on ho te l Sa tu rd a y a s a do zen gi rl s in fri ll y d re s se s at te nd e d a pr in c es s b o ot c a mp a he ad o f t his mon th's r o ya l wed din g. Th e pin t-s ize wan nab e pri nc es se s le a rned h ow t o w a lk s tra igh t, ea t w i th de co rum a nd cu rts y. Nev e r m ind th at it 's do ubt ful a ny of th em wil l come within spitting distance of the royals at the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (AP) JOSEPHINE SHAW, 7, walks with a book on her head to learn deportment, in front of a cardboar d cutout of Br itain' s P rince Wil liam and Kate Middl e t on duri ng the 'A Pr inc ess Te a Part y event, a t a hotel in London, Saturday, April 2, 2011. A scene s t ra i gh t f ro m M y F a i r L a dy pl a y e d ou t a t a p os h Lo n d on h ot e l S a tu rd a y a s a d oz en g ir ls in frilly dresses attended a "princess boot camp" ahead of this month's royal wedding. The pint-size wannabe princesses learned how to walk straight, eat with decorum and curtsy. Never mind that it's doubtful any of them will come within spitting distance of the royals at the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (AP)
T H E T R I B U N E SECTION B HEAL TH: Body and mind T U E S D A Y A P R I L 5 2 0 1 1 F ollowing three months of extensive training and grooming, the 15 Bahamian beauties who will vie for the titles of Miss Bahamas World and Miss Bahamas Universe 2011 were introduced to the public at a gala reception at the newly renovated Elizabeth on Bay Marketplace and Marina last week. The contest will take place under the theme "All that Jazz" on May 1 with the two queens going on to compete at the Miss Universe and Miss W orld pag ean ts Ad ditiona lly a ti tle wi ll be aw arded to the c ontesta nt w ho rec eiv es top ma r ks in r un awa y s k ills du r in g th e Top Model of the Ba hama s preliminary competition. She will go on to represent the Bahamas at next year's Top Model of the World competition. T he evening inc luded a sneak p revie w of the reality show B ackstage P a ss w hi c h w i ll fe a tu re a b eh i nd th e sc e n e s l o ok at t h e ru n u p to th e p a ge a n t. T he cont est ants als o donat ed the pr oceeds fr om th eir Beaut y W i th a Purpose fun run/walk to the charity of their choice the Beacon School a sc hool fo r c hild r e n wi th sp ec ial ne eds loc at ed in Gran d B a ham a. The la die s presented a $1300 cheque to the school's principal, Sheryl Wood Pageant executive Michelle Malcom said that this year, the committee is e xtre me ly pl ea sed w ith th e c ali be r of y oun g lad ie s a nd sai d t his c ompe tit ion will be quite stiff. Tribune Woman will profile the contestants in more detail during the month of April in the lead up to the pageant. ANASTAGIA PIERRE Miss VPX Redline Age 22 BROOKE SHERMAN Miss Gizmos n Gadgets Age 20 DARONIQUE YOUNG Miss Hershey's Chocolate Age 20 KASTACHIA STUART Miss Sand Mine Dredging Age 23 KEREL PINDER Miss Lean Cusine Age 25 KRISTEN DUNCOMBE Miss Michelle la Gloria Age 21 KRISTY EVANS Miss Abaco Age 17 LASHAWN GRAY M i s s D r a n i q u e s B e a ut y / E y e C a n d y Age 23 RENEIKA KNOWLES Miss Island Luck Age 25 SASHA JOYCE Miss Lucky Restaurant Age 23 SHARIE DELVA Miss Automall Age 24 SHERICE KING Miss Unique Discovery Construction and Maintenance Age 24 TEMPESTT STUBBS Miss Universal Wear Clothing Store Age 25 TOMACINA CULMER Age 19 TYRHONDA KNOWLES Miss Anchorage Market and Restaurant Age 23
INSIDE Softball news TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 THETRIBUNE SECTION E sports NOTES TENNIS BRAJAXBA TOURNEY THE Brajaxba Tennis Club will hold a Short Court and Mini-Tennis Tournament on Saturday at the National Tennis Center. The former will begin at 9 a.m. and the latter will fol-low at 4 p.m. The event is designed for boys and girls 6s 26 court;boys and girls 8s and 10s 60 court and boys 10s/14s a nd girls 10s/12s/14s. T he entry deadline is Frid ay. I nterested persons can call 328-7746 for further information. REGATTA BAHAMASAIR SCHEDULE WITH the 58th National Family Island Regatta set for Georgetown, Exuma from April 26-30, Bahama s air has released the followi ng schedule for its flights to a ccommodate the spectat ors. Departures to Georgetown T hursday, April 28 depart 6 :20 am, noon, 2:15 pm, 4 pm a nd 4:30 pm. Friday, April 29 depart at 6:20 am, 7:30 am, 9:40 am, noon, 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm. Saturday, April 30 depart at 6 :20 am, 8:30 am, 4 pm and 6 pm. Sunday, May 1 6:20 am, 7:30 am, 9:40 am, noon, 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm a nd 7:45 pm. Monday, May 2 6:20 am, 7 am, 9:30 am and 4 pm. Departures to Nassau Thursday, April 28 7:20 am, 1 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:30 pm and 5 :40 pm. F riday, April 29 7:20 am, 8:30 am, 10:45 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:45 pm, 7:30 pm, 7 :45 pm and 8:45 pm. Saturday, April 30 7:20 am, 9:30 am, 5:40 pm and 7 pm. Sunday, May 1 7:20 am, 8:30 am, 10:45 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:45 pm, 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm and 8:45 pm. Monday, May 2 7:20 am, 8 pm, 10:30 am and 5:40 pm. BASEBALL FREEDOM FARM RESULTS HERES a look at the results of the Freedom Farm baseball games played over the weekend in Yamacraw Estates: Tee Ball Coco Plums def. Mangoes 22-18 Dillies def. Sour Sops 24-20 Guineps def. Cantaloupes 24-9 Sea Grapes def. Jujus 24-8 Coach Pitch Mosquitoes def. Wasps 17-7 Dragon Flies def. Red Ants 26-8 Bees def. Green Turtles 21-7 Boas def. Mosquitoes 11-6 Bees def. Red Ants 20-2 Boas def. Green Turtles 20-5 9-10 Octopus def. Lion Fish 18-3 Turbots def. Red Snappers 13-3 Wahoos def. Barracudas 10-6 Dolphins def. Eels 6-5 Groupers def. Lion Fish 18-10 Octopus def. Red Snappers 21-2 Wahoos def. Turbots 12-1 Barracudas def. Eels 13-10 11-12 White Crowns def. Conchs 9-4 Green Parrots def. Hurricanes 8-1 White Crowns def. Blue Marlins 5-0 Conchs def. Green Parrots 10-6 13-15 Raccoons def. Falcons 7-0 Sharks def. Stingrays 7-0 Raccoons def. Owls 7-0 Silver Jacks def. Falcons 7-0 Potcakes def. Stingrays 5-4 By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A year ago, Grand Bahamian Demetrius Pinder posted the fastest time in the world, but fell short of achieving his goal of winning the NCAA Division mens 400 metre outdoor championship title. This year, Pinders coach Pat Henry said the senior quarter-miler at Texas A&M is on course to surpass all of his feats last year and attain even more lofti er goals. This is his second year with me and everything that he did last year was to get him ready to start running this year, said coach Henry, of the senior quartermiler. He had a good year last year, but I think he has an opportunity to have an even better year this year and into the future. Hes done a great job and he has adapted to change and he has developed some trust in me and what we are doing. That trust and his own personal desire to succeed has led to two back-toback outstanding performances from Pin der over the last two weekends. Competing in the 200 metres at the Arizona State Invitational in Irving, Texas on March 29, Pinder upset American Olympic 400m champion Jeremy Wariner when he clocked the second fastest collegiate time of 20.73. That feat enabled Pinder to share the mens Big 12 Track and Field Athlete of the Week honours with Texas hurdler Keiron Stewart. This weekend, at the Louisiana State University Invitational in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Pinder (45.06 to team-mate Tabarie Henry (44.83 the mens 400. Pinder eyes fast track to glory Photo: Errol Anderson NOSTOPPINGUS: Demetrius Pinder is shown on the outside leading his LSU team-mate Tabarie Henry through the final turn in the mens 400 metres. B y BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter email@example.com THE Commonwealth Bank Giants are not onlyl ooking forward to winning their second straight New Providence Basketball Association championship title. T hey also want to go through the entire season undefeated. T heir obstacle in their way as the best-of-seven cham pionship series gets underw ay tonight at the DW Davis Gymnasium is archrivals Real Deal Shockers. The goal is to see if we c an finish the season undefeated. That would b a great achievement for us, saidG iants coach Perry Thompson, who boosted their lineup with the off-season acqui sition of sharp shooter Ricardo Pierre. Thompson, however, admit that while they were able to sweep the Y-Care Wreckers in three straight games in their best-of-five semifinal series to advance to the final, they dont anticipate that it will be as easy against the Shockers. We just have to play Giants basketball and make them adjust to our game, Thompson pointed out. We can go in and we can go out side. Whatever you try to do, I think we have an answer for it. Two years ago, the Giants found themselves in the same predicament. They went to the final undefeated before they eventually lost to the champions Electro Telecom Cybots. This year, the Cybots, under the sponsorship of the Mailboat, were taken to four games before they were stunned by just six players as the Shockers clinched their semis series to face the Giants. I dont see no reason why we cant win this bestof-seven series, Thompson proclaimed. If we continue the perfection fine, but if we dont, its not the end of the world for us. There were some games that we won during the regu lar season, the guys had to really dig down and we came back. So were used to playing with adversities. Were used to playing up and were used n BASKETBALL n TRACKANDFIELD GIANTS AIMING TOKEEP THEIR UNDEFEATED SEASONINTACT Grand Bahamian on course to surpass last years feats SEE page 4E SEE page 4E By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org WHEN the 58th National Family Island Regatta takes place from April 26-30, King Eric Gibson intends to go to Georgetown, Exuma not just to receive his accolades, but to prove that he is still one of the top skippers in the country. The Exuma Regatta Associa tion, headed by Commodore KING ERIC OUT TO PR OVE HES S TILL ONE OF THE BEST n 58TH NATIONAL FAMILY ISLAND REGATTA MAJESTIC: King Eric Gibson on Queen Drucilla. SEE page 4E R EACHINGHIGH: T he Giants looking to win another title. SEE PHOTOS on Pages 2E and 3E
SPORTS P AGE 2E, TUESDA Y APRIL 5, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPORTS T HE Bankers Softball League continued its regular season on Saturday at the Banker's Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex with the following results posted: Fidelity Bank defeated First Caribbean International 13-3. British American Insurance stopped the Royal Bank of Canada 20-10. The Bank of the Bahamas stopped Colina 21-9. The CMC, a combination of banks, stopped CitiBank 22-8. The BSL will continue its action on Saturday at the field with another slate of games tap, starting at 10:30 a.m. F I D EL I T Y BA NK R O U T F I R S T C A R IB B E A N TIM CLARKE /Tribune staff
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I NTERNATIONALANDLOCAL SPORTS PAGE 4E, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS H OUSTON A ssociated Press COLLEGEbasketball's biggest party was once an exclusive affair, such a stretch for small schools there might as well have been "No MidMajors Allowed" signs plastered on the locker roomd oors at the Final Four. N ow, thanks to Butler, everybody thinks they've got a shot. And a blueprint for how to do it. Butler has a mere 4,500 students, plays in an arena wherea large popcorn counts as a l uxury box and belongs to the Horizon League, which sounds more like a nonprofit group than a power confer e nce. Yet the Bulldogs (28-9 w ill play in their second s traight national title game Monday night, hoping to beat C onnecticut (31-9 the heartbreak of last April, when they came within a bounce of winning it all. I've thrown the 'midmajor' term out," said Gene S mith, the Ohio State athletic director who chaired the selec t ion committee for this year's NCAA tournament. "There's a lot of great basketball going on in this country, and kids are m aking choices to go to dif f erent schools. When you have g ood leadership and a good c ommitment to building your b asketball program, you ... can get it done in basketball. "The reality is, one day, and it may be (Monday going to be one of those teamstitled 'mid-majors' that's going t o emerge and win a national championship." L ike other "mid-majors," Butler has benefited from college basketball's shifting land s cape. Reductions in the num b er of scholarships have forced kids who once would h ave been role players at D uke, Kansas or UCLA to look elsewhere. The NBA's prohibition on preps-to-pros can lead to instability at elite schools, with blue-chippers staying a year, maybe two, before bolting. The prolifera t ion of TV channels means players and coaches don't have to be in the spotlight tog et exposure. But it is "The Butler Way," f ive principles that guide the t eam on and off the court, that makes the Bulldogs stand tall among the little guys. Passed down by Butler coach Tony Hinkle, the tenets now are engraved on a stone outside the venerable fieldhouse named for him. But they might as well be tattooedon the players' foreheads: Passion. Unity. Servanthood. Humility. Thankfulness. In other words, team before all. "One of the things I really liked about Butler is the way they approach things the team's selfless attitude, always taking accountability for your actions," senior Matt Howard said. "Those are really core values that govern a good team. That's something that we try to live by every day." Sure, the Bulldogs have had standout players such as Gordon Hayward, an NBA lottery pick last year. But any one who puts on a Butler uniform has to be willing to sac rifice personal goals for the team's gain. Shelvin Mack's stock is rising because of the monster offen sive games he's having in the tournament, yet he also grabbed six rebounds in the win over VCU in the national semifinal. Junior Ronald Nored had been a fixture in the start ing lineup since he got to But ler, yet he has willingly come off the bench in all but two of the last 14 games because coach Brad Stevens felt Chase Stigall was a better fit. "It's not rocket science," Stevens said. "The key in any endeavor is adhering to those standards and trying to live up those standards, not trying to worry about anything else. It's hard to do and easy to talk about." SPORTS IN BRIEF AUGUSTA, Ga. Associated Press TIGER WOODS made a quiet return to Augusta National on Sunday to complete a weekend of practice for the Masters, minus the media crush trying to document his every move. It was far different from last year. Woods had been away from golf for nearly five months while coping with the crisis in his personal life. His arrival at Augusta on the Sun-d ay before tournament week was the first time the media had seen him on the golf course since Australia the previous November. This time, he was one of several players soaking up a warm, peaceful afternoon with no fans on the property and no media allowed on the golf course except in the area near the first and 10th tees, and ninth and 18th greens. He played with Masters rookie Jeff Overton, and Rory Sabbatini joined them. Missing from the group was caddie Steve Williams, who was home in New Zealand. Williams was not due to arrive until Monday evening, so his boss used an Augusta National caddie for his two practice rounds on the weekend. Woods was not expected to be back on the course until Tuesday morning. It's a different routine for the four-time Masters champion, although so much in his life has changed. His divorced was finalized last August, a week after the final major of the year. Woods and his ex-wife, Elin, share parenting of their two children. Then again, the weekend practice is becoming more common. Practice rounds for the majors can take so long during tournament week that more players are preparing on the weekend, when there are fewer players on the course. Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy arrived Friday night and had two days of practice. K.J. Choi, who missed the cut in Houston, played with U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Lion Kim. Tom Watson and Ben Crenshaw took advantage of privileges afforded only Masters champions they each played with a guest. Woods gets in 18 holes of practice HOUSTON A ssociated Press DENNIS R odman earned plenty of labels during his sometimes turbulent NBA career. Here's one the player who created chaos on and sometimes off the court never expected: Hall of Famer.R odman headlined the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2011 class announced on Monday at the Final Four, a group that includes former Dream Team member Chris Mullin and Stan ford coach Tara VanDerveer. "It's just unreal," Rodman said. And somewhat unexpected, at least to the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and five-time NBA cham pion who believed his extracur ricular activities including donning a wedding dress to marry himself and kicking a photographer in the groin would overshadow his on-thecourt accomplishments. "I looked at the way I am, and I thought I wouldn't get in," Rodman said. Also part of the class were: coaches Tex Winter, innovator of the triangle offense and Philadelphia University's Herb Magee; longtime NBA and ABA star Artis Gilmore; for mer Portland TrailBlazers center Arvydas Sabonis; Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards; Harlem Globetrotter Reece "Goose" Tatum; and Boston Celtic Tom "Satch" Sanders. When informed of the honor l ast week, Rodman thought it was a prank. He figured there was no way the voters could get past his outlandish antics and focus on a career in which he became one of the best rebounders in league history. "They looked past all the negativity and thought 'wow, he actually did change the game a little bit,'" said Rodman, who averaged 13.1 rebounds a game while playing for five teams. "I wasn't a good scorer. I wasn't the best athlete. But I was part of the machine." Even if he sometimes drew more headlines for his wardrobe than his ability to chase down missed shots at a remarkable rate. Rodman did n't disappoint on Monday. While the rest of the inductees for the announcement donned suits for the occasion, he wore sneakers, jeans, a black ballcap, shades, tan vest with leopard and tan scarves, and his white shirt with gold sequined cuffs was unbuttoned and knotted at the waist, a la Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman." Expect something off the wall when the class is formally inducted in Springfield, Mass., in August. Rodman said his personal designer is going to "make a lot of crazy stuff." Mullin, a five-time All-Star and St. John's all-time leading scorer, will be making his sec ond trip to the induction cere monies in as many years. He was enshrined last summer as part of the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball team. Standing a few feet from Rodman, the straightlaced Mullin, complete with crewcut, pointed to the dynam ic personalities in the group as proof of basketball's global reach. "That's what this game is about, anyone can contribute," he said. For VanDerveer, Monday's announcement was bittersweet, coming just hours after her Stanford team lost 63-62 to Texas A&M in a national semifinal in Indianapolis. Rodman and Mullin lead 2011 Hall of Fame class Butler showing little guys howto get it done Henrys time was posted as the second fastest so far this year behind Rondell Bartholomew of Grenada at a meeting in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday. Pinders time is listed at number four in the world behind LJ v an Zvl of the Republic of South Africa, who did 44.86 at a m eet in Germiston on March 26. My performances at this point has been pretty unique, s aid Pinder when asked about his times. Ive been places where I havent been before in track and field. To be opening up with these type of times is truly amazing. T he 22-year-old 2007 graduate of Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy in Grand Bahama credits his ability to remain h umble as the key to his success. I just go out there and do what I have to do in practice, staying strong mentally and going into the races and knowing that its just me and the clock and not worry about anybody else, he said. P inder, who transferred from Essex Community College in 2009, said he was just honored to run against Wariner and the r est of international stars hes faced so far. I just want to thank God for allowing me to go out there and do what Ive been doing to be able to compete with those guys, he said. This year, I want to go far and beyond what Id id last year. This year, I just want to be consistent, stay injury free and course, continue to PR (personal best Coach Henry said based on Pinders performance so far this y ear, if he can stay healthy, hes confident that the Bahamian will have a sensational year as he close out his collegiate career and make his professional debut. My work with him last year was to work him hard. He had a great fall, but we wanted him to go injury free, Henry reflected. He didnt quite get through the year completelyi njury free. He got hurt a little bit at Penn Relays and some of the things he did after Penn Relays kept him from having an even better year. He wasnt injured, but he was hurt. This year, Henry said the good thing is Pinder is injury free. Thats the key to him running even faster, Henry said. I think Demetrius is going to run at least 44.50 at 400m and hec ould run faster than that because hes shown them in his training and trust in what we are doing. In a recent article published on Track and Field News, Wariner mentioned the names of Jamaicans Jermaine Gonzal es and Ricardo Chambers, Americans Greg Nixon and LeJerald Betters, along with Belgium twin brothers Jonathon and Kevin Borlee as some of the names to watch out for at theW orld Championships this year and Olympics next year. When asked if he was concerned that he might be considered in the after though when Wariner stated that people are goingb e coming out of nowhere and start running fast, Pinder said it doesnt matter. When day (like Wariner did in the 200m w ith me (in the 400m t ruly a factor. So Im just going to remain in my skin. They will see me. Last year, I had a late start running good. It was coming d own to the end of the season and I was getting tired. This year, I started off pretty god and Im getting used to the programme. So Im expecting some big things this year. T he Bahamian national 400m champion, who is preparing to g raduate this year with his degree in Liberal Arts/Theater, said once hes done collegially, he will definitely step out on the pro circuit. H e expressed his gratitude to his parents, Gary and Enamas Pinder and the Grand Bahamians who have been praying for him and believing in him as he continue to do what he have tod o for the Bahamas and Grand Bahama. P inder, who has ran a personal best of 44.93, will be back in action this weekend when he compete in the Texas Relays where he will run a 200 leg on one relay and a 400 leg on another as there are no open events. On April 16, Pinder will be in Gainesville, Florida at the Tom Jones Invitational where he will compete in the 400m. His two b iggest collegiate meets will be the Big 12 Championships, May 12-14 in Norman, Oklahoma, followed by the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa from June 8-11. Then its a return home for the BAAAs National Champi o nships, June 24-25. While the meet is set for the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium, Pinder said it would be nice if the BAAA can take it to Grand Bahama. Note: In addition to placing second in the 400m on Saturday, Pinder also anchored Texas A&Ms 4 x 400 relay team to vic tory in 3:02.21. A lso at the meet, Grand Bahamian LSU freshman sprinter Geno Jones got eighth in the mens 100m in 10.56 and was seventh in the 200 in 21.49. Pinder eyes fast track to glory to playing down. People think that because were undefeated, its an easy feat, but its not by no stretch of imagination. The sign of a champion, as Thompson see it, is when his team was able to bounce back after trailing by about ten points in the final 3-4 minutes and they were able to secure the win. Looking at their success, Thompson said whatever was working, his players committed themselves to it and they played team ball. They dont talk about who scored and how much someone scored, Thompson reflected. They talk about rebounding and boxing out. They are the things you like to hear as a coach instead of how much points I scored. If you dont play any defense, youre not going to win any games. So every night, weve had someone different who would step up to the plate and got the job done. But Thompson admitted that they cant take the Shockers for granted. Its a good match-up, said Thompson, who noted that they are going to have to find a way to contain their inside with Ian Wire Pinder and the outside shooting of Lasario Bones Burrows. Although the Giants were able to win their last meeting, Thompson said the Shockers didnt have Lorenzo Carter, who could make a huge difference in the series. Hes a very good shooter, said Thompson, of Carter, whom he feel his Giants can counter with either Pierre, Mark Hanna or Michael Ferley Bain, depending on how the Shockers stack u p their line-up. Each team is familiar with each oth ers play. The thing is were not going to concentrate on just trying to stop one individual. We need to play defense as a unit and a help defense, so we can limit the amount of scoring from them. Thompson said he was impressed with how the Shockers showed their versatil ity with just six players in the clincher on Saturday when they pulled off the come-from-behind win to get into the final. Now that the series is set, Thompson said hes predicting that it could go five or six games in the Giants favor, but if the Shockers come half-stepping, they could end up getting sweep just like the Wreckers. Game two and three in the series will be played on Thursday and Saturday nights. GIANT S AIMINGTOKEEP THEIR UNDEFEATED SEASONINTACT FROM page 1E Danny Strachan, announced recently at Nygard Cay, that this years regatta will be held in honour of Gibson, the legendary skipper, golfer and musician. For me, this is what I worked for all of my life, to be recognized, said Gibson, who Strachan admitted has been one of the most contro versial figures in the sport, but one whom he feel deserves the honor by his peers. It give me a lot of joy, but I want to say that the people of the Bahamas owe Peter Nygard a lot of credit because of all the regattas he has helped, the only thing we can say is thank you. Nygard, who has listed Gib son as his long-time personal friend and brother, has come forth to sponsor the regatta in Exuma. At a recent press conference at Nygard Cay, Strachan received the sponsorship cheque from Eric Gibson Jr., the property man ager. He does it strictly out of his heart, said King Eric, in his support for Nygard. These are the type of people that we want to see in our country because he shares his wealth and open his home to the Bahamian people. About 80 percent of our athletes have gotten a touch of him financially. I think we should embrace him and maybe some others will fol low him. Imagine if we had three or four more people like Peter Nygard. The Bahamas would be in great shape. King Eric noted that Nygard has helped to fund the Andros, Cat Island and the Acklins Regattas and now hes extending it to the National Family Island Regat ta. He saw what its all about and he helped them, King Eric stated. He brought Christmas in the middle of the year to those islands. So the people of the Bahamas should be really appreciative of what this man is doing. Nygard, who is expected to be inducted into the International Fashion Hall of Fame, may not be in attendance at the regatta in Exuma. But if he doesnt maker the trip, King Eric say he intend to win it for him. This time Im going to Exuma to win everything, he proclaimed. Im going to win the A and the B classes. Thats a finished deal. Theres no negotiations for that. Im going to win. Thats final. If people are going to rec ognize me for the good that Ive done for sailing, the least I can do is go there and win the National Family Island Regatta. That will give them something to talk about. Last year, King Erics Queen Brigetta had to settle for second behind champion Lonesome Dove. This year, King Erics Queen Brigetta and his A Class Anna Nicole will be vying for the top spots. Were going to be like a hungry fish in the water wait ing to beat up on whoever comes along, King Eric pro jected. To all my competi tors, prepare to come second. This years regatta is going to be bigger than ever before.A whole lot of people have been calling me and telling me that they are going down just because Im being hon ored. King Eric said he doesnt intend to let his supporters down. FROM page 1E FROM page 1E KING ERIC OUT TO PROVE HES STILL ONE OF THE BEST Q UIET R ETURN: T iger Woods hits from the sand at the practice range as hep repares for the Masters. (AP Photo /Dave Martin)