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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Guns selling like candy on str eets V olume: 107 No.128THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 W EATHER SUNNY AND WARM HIGH 89F LOW 77F By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter n GUNS are the new cocaine and they are selling like candy on the streets, according to Bain Town community leaders. Former gang leader Valentino Scrooge Brown claims guns are the new cash cow for drug dealers. He said they can buy a gun in the US for $150 and sell it on the streets of Nassau for $1,500. The mathemat ics tells a tale of big business. This trend has been observed by the police, who confirmed to The Tribune that the gun trade has mushroomed out of the drug trade. Mr Brown is the president of t he Hay Street Community Association, an organisation working to unify and mobilise the community in the fight against crime. Community chief warns of worrying new trend in Nassau TRY OUR D OUBLE M cFISH The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM YOURSOURCEFOROBITUARIES N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B U U T T N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B E E A A T T S S T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E I I N N S S I I D D E E T T O O D D A A Y Y C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! L L O O A A D D S S O O F F J J O O B B S S A A N N D D H H E E L L P P W W A A N N T T E E D D ! T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E S S C C L L A A S S S S I I F F I I E E D D S S T T R R A A D D E E R R SEE page 14 ITS OFFICIAL:UNDER 20 BOYS 1600M RELAY TEAM WIN GOLD MEDAL GLORY: The Under 20 Boys 1600m relay team which capped off the Bahamas performance at the 40th Lime Carifta Games in Mon tego Bay, Jamaica, display their gold medals following a brief presentation Tuesday night at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. The team were initially disqualified, but eventually awarded their medals at home following a successful appeal to the ruling by the BAAA. Pictured from left are Andre Wells, Stephen Newbold, Shavez Hart and OJay Ferguson. Felip Major /Tribune staff A MAJOR fire destroyed o ver a dozen homes in the Abaco shanty town, The Mud, yesterday. L ast night, a preliminary count estimated that 43 per-s ons from 15 wooden struct ures in the Marsh Harbour g hetto have been displaced as relief efforts got under way last night. T he blaze, which began in the northeast side of thes hanty town sometime after 3 pm, was said to be one of n umerous fires to scorch the island over the past few months. FIRE DESTROYS HOMES IN THE MUD, AB ACO SEE page 16 WEST End and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe hit back at criticism of his party's response time to the fire that left 16 people in his constituency homeless last week. Mr Wilchcombe called claims that it took him two days to reach out to the fire victims unprovoked "lies." He argued that he was in contact with relatives of the victims and the victims within hours of the blaze. He said the day after the tragedy he sent clothing and SEE page 16 MP HIT S BACK AT FIRE RESPONSE TIME CLAIMS HITTINGBACK: Obie Wilchcombe A MAN accused of killing two people in 2007 was acquitted of murder charges yesterday. Hilfrant Joseph, 37, alias Alfred Joseph, was accused of the murder of Denise Clarke and Felix Livingston Johnson, both 42. The pair were murdered sometime between June 5 and 7, 2007, say police. Their bodies were found on Cowpen Road. Ms Clarke's bruised body was discovered in a truck, which was submerged in a pond. Mr Johnson was found dead less than a mile away in an unfinished building, with several stab wounds in his chest. Josephs trial began before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs last Monday. The prosecution closed its case yesterday, but the judge directed the jury of nine women and three men to acquit as the Crown had not made out a sufficient case. Joseph was represented by Romona Seymour and Calvin Seymour. Anthony Delaney represented the Crown. By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter HARNESSING the votes of disenfranchised PLPs and FNMs, first time voters, and all those seeking a change, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA they are capable of winning at least 20 seats in the next general election. Constituencies such as North and South Andros, North and South Eleuthera, Pinewood, South Beach, Golden Isles, Exuma, and Kennedy are a handful of seats being reported to have already shifted in favour of the DNA, which is being headed by former FNM MP Branville McCartney. In addition to South Aba co, well-placed sources within the party believe the DNA has enough traction in Grand Bahama to pull five out of the six seats there. MAN IS A CQUITTED OF MURDER CHAR GES S TEMMING FR OM 200 7 BRANS P AR TY:WE COULD WIN 20 SEA T S IN GENERAL ELECTION SEE page 16


EDITOR, The Tribune H ow sad that after aban doning its responsibility over five years: to refurbish and upgrade Accident and Emergency at PMH and build a new criti cal care block as well as a n ew child and geriatric ward a t Sandilands; to improve and build new roads and decrease traff ic congestion; upgrade outdated utilities; provide better access to clean water and better water pressure; revitalize downtown Nassau; remove the port from downtown and start con s truction of a new port; build a new Straw Market; dredge Nassau Harbour to accommodate the world's largest cruise ships; improve the quality of p arks and recreational areas; build a new Saunders Beach Park; beautify and keep clean N ew Providence; begin construction on the new National Stadium; commence the transfor mation of the Queen Eliza beth Sports Centre; start construction on the new Lynden Pindling International Airport; and complete the construction of or refurbish new Courts, among many other projects, that the PLP now begrudges the Bahamian people an improvement in their quality of life. Not only will the Gov ernment's Transformation and Modernization programme improve the lives of every Bahamian that the Opposition pretends to care about, it will also help to revitalize our economy and tourism sector. The modernization pro gramme is also providing jobs for scores of Bahamians and opportunities fors mall businesses that the PLP neglected during its last term. It was the FNM that concluded an agreement to build Baha Mar, including considerably more contracts for Bahamian small, medi-u m-sized and larger cont ractors as well as skills training for Bahamian work ers. W ith the improved and successfully completed agreement with Baha Mar thousands of jobs will come on stream and the various infrastructural projects alone have employed approximately 850 Bahamians. The Opposition is so stunned at the amount of work that can be done in a single term that it is desper ately trying to ignore what every Bahamian can see with their eyes: New Providence is being transformed into a world class capital island. Instead of being hap py for the Bahamian people, the Opposition is angry and upset that what is good for the Bahamian people is bad for their political fortunes. Free National Movement Nassau, April 26, 2011 EDITOR, The Tribune. I would like for you to give me a little space in your paper to share some thoughts on the recent BTC privatisation. The FNM won the BTC privatisation debate, no doubt about it. Yes lots of people still d o not agree with selling 51 per cent of the shares of BTC and especially to Cable and Wire-l ess but a larger number of Bahamians do. Why? 1) BTC. BTC was the single biggest reason. Over many decades this telephone monopoly abused the Bahamian public with its bad service, high prices and poor attitude. Whatever gains it made in the last few years was not enough to erase the bad memories Bahamians have of what it did to them for too many years before, especially the thousands of Bahamians w ho travelled the world over the last ten years getting modern telephone service. 2) The BTC Unions. Talk about blowing it. The two BTC unions were an embarrassment during the entire debate. Between Bernard Evans saying the stu-p idest things in the world (No going back to working for the white man or The Bahamas will turned into a little Egypt) and getting in bed with the PLP, they looked like a bunch of discredited clowns. 3) The PLP. The PLP had absolutely no creditability in the BTC debate because of Bluewater. Their silence about the deal they were cooking only three days before the elections of 2002 spoke l ouder about its shadiness deal than anything else. They tried to run from Bluewater like cats run from water and it did not help their cause at all. Their Bahamians only theme was laughable given Bluewater. Their No! To Cable and Wireless was pathetic given the laser-thin reputation of Bluewater. Their this deal stinks was simply hypocritical given the murkiness of Bluewater, whose lawyer was the Deputy Leader of the PLP. 4) Zhivargo Laing. Love him or hate him, there is no question that the most informed, informative, articulate, prepared and persistent voice in the BTC debate was Prime Minister Ingrahams deputy in Finance. He had the most compelling arguments and was on his game with answers to tough questions put by those opposed to the deal. The young man catches a lot of hell for his activism in the Ingraham government, but you have to give to him, he is a great debater and defender. 5) Lower prices. Some sought to down play lowering the prices of cell service but this is very importantt o many Bahamians, especially those who purchase $5, $10 and $20 phone cards regularly. They want to pay less and they are in great numbers. Trying to convince them that BTC was a national treasurer that should not be sold for lower cellular prices was like trying to tell a man that he should not sell his dog to feed his family. People want to pay less for cellular services and the FNM made the case on it. The FNM started the debate poorly and was even losing it e arly but they came on strong in the end and won the day. For me, I am happy that the deal is done because it is time to free up the telecommunications market and make BTC a private company. I wish this was done ten years ago; I am convinced we would be better off today. C EDRIC M FRANCIS Nassau, April, 2011. E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 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 W EBSITE w updated daily at 2pm YESTERDAY after several days of being insulted by the lies of possibly one of the United States most egotistical citizens, Pres ident Barack Obama did what no other president has been asked to do he released the long form of his Hawaiian birth certificate to prove that he is in fact an American. As for Americans like Donald Trump even this long form will probably not be enough to prove that President Obama was born in Hawaii, and as a US citizen is legitimately president of the United States. Trump will probably be off on another tangent to keep the TV cameras focused on himself and off the important issues affecting the lives of the American people. Yesterday columnist Scott Pierce told his Salt Lake City Tribune readers that its hard to breathe when youre in the same room with Trump his ego sucks up all the oxygen. It isnt that hes full of himself, wrote Pierce. He lives in his own world where he creates his own truth even if its a lie. As for this past week the Donald has been doing nothing but creating his own truth for the TV cameras. In a lengthy interview with CNNs Anderson Cooper despite CNNs in depth investigation refuting all Trumps false claims about the Oba ma birth the Donald still maintained that the President was not born in Hawaii. He claims he has proof, but it is too soon to release his evidence. He also claims that he sent his own investigators to Hawaii, who have reported to him that the long form of the Presidents birth certificate is missing. What makes this strange man who when he talks purses his lips like a sucking fish even more comical is that no one in Hawaii who would have the information that he seeks has seen any of his investigators. Anderson Cooper has dismissed them as missing in action. Some say that the Donald was off on this excursion of lies as a publicity stunt to promote his TV show The Apprentice, which he erroneously claims is number one in the overall TV ratings. Or is it true that he is really trying to position himself to run for president? What makes this nightmare even worse is the claim that he is number one on the Republican partys list of presidential candidates. First it was Sarah Palin that bright-eyed dame who wants us to believe that she is well versed in foreign policy because she can see Russia across the Bering Strait from her perch in Alaska. Now its Donald Trumps turn to make the once great Republican Party the party of Lincoln look foolish. These shenanigans must also send shivers down the spines of many world citizens who look to the United States for leadership. Can anyone imagine Donald Trump as US president sitting at an international negotiating table rejecting everyone elses facts and opinions in favour of his own manufactured Truth? We can only hope that those solid Americans who make up the great United States are in the majority and are as appalled as we are by the distracting sideshows being put on by the Trumps and Palins of their country. President Obama released his certificate of live birth the only official certificate recognised by Hawaii in 2008. But many birthers the Donald included refused to accept it as authentic. They wanted the long form that is no longer used in Hawaii. Despite the fact that the former director of the Hawaii Department of Health said she has seen the original birth certificate in the vault of the Department of Health, Trump maintained that this was not so. However, she says none of his so-called investigators has contacted her. Nor did they contact Hawaiis Republican governor, nor the Democratic governors of Hawaii who have all confirmed that he was born in Hawaii. But their word is not good enough for the Donald. To end the useless conversation and distraction by sideshows and carnival barkers, President Obama released the long form yesterday so that the government could get on with solving the nations press ing problems. To do this he had to apply for special dispensation from Hawaiian officials before the original could be provided. And, of course, after hearing the news, Trump was thumping his chest in triumph. I feel Ive accomplished something really, real ly important and Im honoured by it. He certainly has accomplished some thing really, really important. He has shown the world what a ridiculous man he really is. We suggest that he goes back to his real estate and leaves President Obama to govern the nation. As for being considered for the presidency, to use his own words we say: Oh, no, Mr Trump Youre fired! Why the FNM won BTC debate LETTERS l Oh no, Donald Trump youre fired! 63(&,$/ EDITOR, The Tribune. One would not normally associate integrity with politicians. But recently it was said by Renward Wells himself, that he was invited by the Prime Minister to join the Free National Movement. But here comes Chairman Carl Bethel the day after and he says, no, it aint so. It was Renward Wells who approached the FNM. The question is, who is the liar? PAT STRACHAN Nassau, April 13, 2011. The PLP begrudges the Bahamian people an improved quality of life Who is the liar?


THE film Crazy Love has secured a place in Bahamian cinematic history as the first allB ahamian movie to screen f or an extended run on a c inema screen. Although many Bahamian movies have enjoyed one-time screenings or s creenings as part of a film f estival, Galleria Cinemas has dedicated a screen to C razy Love for a onew eek run. I t is a move that director Clarence Rolle sees as am ajor advancement for B ahamian films. An age-old problem for filmmakers is figuring out how to get their films seen. This is an even greater challenge in the Bahamas, w here suitable venues are l imited, he said. Special We see this as recognition by Galleria that there i s something very special about Crazy Love, and we a re thrilled that audiences will get to see this brilliant romantic comedy. M r Rolle co-produced Crazy Love with Craig L enihan and his Vision Pictures film and television production company. T he all-Bahamian cast stars Leslie Ellis-Tynes, Gene Cage, Dana J Fer guson and Matthew Wildg oose. I actually have a sense of nostalgia about this engagement, Mr Rolle s aid. This movie was first screened at Galleria, JFK f or the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF We are thrilled to be back at Galleria with threea dditional scenes added to the movie. Crazy Love has b een given the same viewing opportunities as foreign films, and that is a t remendous recognition of Bahamian talent. Ricardo Kemp, manag er of Galleria 6 on JFK D rive, said Galleria was h appy to be a part of this history-making event. I think it is great that people are interested in m aking Bahamian films, a nd we want to be a part of it in the future, he said. Future Mr Kemp said Galleria w ill assist Bahamian films as much as possible in the future, once the film is of a n excellent quality. H e said Galleria is very p leased with the production quality of Crazy Love. C razy Love opens tomorrow at Galleria, JFK. The movie has five daily showings 1pm,3 .30pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm and 10.30pm. L OCAL NEWS PAGE 6, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Crazy Love film gets historic cinema run C RAZY LOVE p roducers Craig Lenihan (left d eliver the movies poster to Galleria 6 manager Ricardo Kemp. C razy Love begins its historic theatrical release at Galleria 6 on JFK D rive tomorrow. P hoto/ T im Aylen


By GLADSTONE THURSTON THE Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC local plantain and banana production. To that end, it has distributed 3,000 tissue-cultured plantlets to farmers throughout the islands. And, assistant general manager (agriculture Dorsett has confirmed that pineapple plantlets are being compiled for distribution. There is a healthy market for these products and we want farmers to be in a strong position to take advantage of every opportunity, he said. Already one of the greenhouses at the North Andros agri-industrial park is being stocked with plantlets for propagation and distribution. It is a matter of priority that we do whatever we can to inspire farmers towards increased production, said BAIC executive chairman Edi-son Key. Food and Agriculture Organisation director-general Jacques Diouf said: We are indeed on the verge of what could turn out to be another major food crisis. He spoke of soaring agricultural commodity prices in international markets. Since we import most of our food, that means we are going to have to spend more and get less, Mr Key said. I agree with the secretarygeneral that the time has come to adopt and implement policies that will enable all farmers to earn decent incomes. They must be allowed to exercise their profession under conditions of dignity so we can feed our growing nation and the millions of tourists who visit us each year, without having to rely so heavily on imports, the cost of which is ever increasing. Lucayan Tropical, the nations premier hydroponics operator, was contracted to prepare the tissue culture materials, and harden-off the plantlets to about four feet. They were then distributed through farmers associations and groups. The first distribution of plantain plantlets are coming into production. Already farmers have begun thinning out suckers which will grow into new plants and themselves produce more suckers. Some plants can produce up to 10 suckers. Two weeks ago the first 300 tissue-cultured plantain plantlets for the year were distributed. The important thing is that we are getting clean tissue-cultured material out into the farming community where they c an multiply and provide fresh material for farmers, said Mr D orsett. BAIC is in the process of sourcing some 5,000 tissue-cultured pineapple slips. They are of the annas comosus or smooth cayenne variety. These will be disseminated t o farmers so they can put these new clean virus-free tissue-cultured pineapple slips out into the field and begin to expand their variety and benefit from some of the new characteristics of some of these pineapples, said Mr Dorsett. As the name implies, the l eaves of the smooth cayenne are not spiny like those of the local sugar loaf variety. Bahamian growers might find these more appealing, said Mr Dorsett. These are very productive. They grow large and they are very sweet. We are trying to improve o n size and variety so we can have pineapples coming on the market earlier or later than usual. He was hopeful of the cooperation of all government agencies involved in agriculture, so that when farmers produce, they have access to the market. If we are not harmonised in our efforts then, while farmers are growing excellent quality products, if the market doesnt know the products are available, imports will be coming in to compete when in fact there would be no need for that. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, PAGE 7 SANDYPORT,15A Royal Palm CayBeautiful 11,435 squarefeet canal front residential lot to be sold by sealed bid auction. Fully serviced, ready for building, 24-hour security, maintenance, 100 foot private sandy beach, private boat dock, tennis courts, swimming pools, childrens playgrounds, restaurants, Tambearly School. Seller reserves right to accept or reject any or all offers.B id closing date 26th May, 2011.Toview and receive bid package call Sandyport Realty 327-2425. BAIC aims for plantain, banana production boost BAIC ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (agriculture Dorsett (second left I N NORTH ANDROS onions are dried the old fashion way laid out in the sun. Pictured are BAIC executive chairman Edison M. Key (left C o-operation on Agriculture Dr Marikis Alvarez.


CENTRAL Andros H igh School is leading the w ay in hospitality training for students on the island. In September 2010, the school introduced the three-year START/Lodging Management Prog ramme (LMP t he American Hotel and Lodging Association. T he programme prepares s tudents for positions in a reas such as the front d esk, bell services, reserv ations, housekeeping and food and beverage. On completion of the p rogramme, participating s tudents will earn the distinction of being certified Rooms Division Specialists. The tourism and business community on Andros is p leased with the initiative a nd have demonstrated their support by donatingt he START course mater ials to the school. N icholas Chad Hinsey of S mall Hope Bay Lodge m ade the presentation to Gailey Williams, the programmes director and culin ary arts teacher at Cent ral Andros High School. Other partners in the venture included Kamalame Cay Resort, Andros Bonefishing Lodge, Stafford Creek L odge, Snackitt Wholesale T reats, Big Charlies, Fatihas Fishing Lodge, andD igital Sounds Electronics. M r Hinsey noted that the p rogramme represents a win-win situation for the A ndros tourism economy. The better the hospitality training our students r eceive, the better pool of e mployees we have to chose from to work in the industry; this also means improved customer service standards, he said. Accepting the books, Mr W illiams said they will be u seful in preparing the students for their first yearc ertification exams in June 2 011. T he programme has also b een endorsed by the B ahamas Hotel Association. L OCAL NEWS PAGE 8, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Spa Manager Applicants must have: Spa Host Applicants must: Spa Concierge Applicants must: FABULOUS CAREER OPPORTUNITIESLuxury resort is in search of aGREAT JOB FOR THE RIGHT PERSON! Interested persons may apply at Local community helps develop hospitality training programme OUTSTANDING students from North Andros High School and CR Walker Senior High School in Nassau have been given a jump-start ahead of the n ew school year thanks to Brass and Leather Shops L td. P eter Phillips, managing director of the company, presented the top orators with Kipling bags as part of their prize package for reaching the finals of the National High School Debate Champio nship. C R Walker walked away the winner after conv incing the judges that Technology in schools is a ssisting in improving education. Its in the bag for outstanding students Jump-start ahead of the new school year STUDENTS of the Central Abaco Primary School on a visit to New Providence made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham at the Cabinet Office. Peter Ramsay /BIS C OURTESYCALLONPRIMEMINISTER


TENIELLE Adderley and Royce Collie from Nassau are the 2011 faces of Supermodel of the Bahamas, while Shaundelle Gardiner is the new talent winner of Super Talent of the Bahamas. The competition culminated on April 10 at the Rainforest Theatre. Tenielle, 18, is a student at the College of the Bahamas. She has always dreamed of becoming a fashion model and designer. Royce, 23, pursues fashion modelling full time. His hobbies include travelling, mentoring other young men, and exploring new ventures. Shaundelle, 16, took the title Super Talent of the Bahamas, a new component to the annual competition. She is a student of RM Bailey Senior High School, and aspires to become a professional singer. Her hobbies include dancing, reading novels and formulating interesting debates. The show was MC'd by last year's winners, Peandra Knowles, and Sinardo Deleveaux of Grand Bahama. Guest celebrity judges included Emmy award winning designer K Bobby Edgar; casting director for BET Aminah Benjamin; international model Shyloh Wilkinson; Bahamian photographer Donald Knowles; and CEO of Islands of the World Fashion Week Owen Bethel. My new winners are outstanding representatives for the Bahamas and they will make us proud, said OilinSha Coakley, founder of Supermodel of the Bahamas. "Their schedule is going to be a heavy one as they will begin by mentoring our youth throughout the schools and foundations. My heart is directed to the youth and the elderly, which will be area's my winners will approach. The winners are already booked for New York Fashion Week in September where they will be exposed to hundreds of new potential clients, celebrities, casting directors and producers. This year's full line-up of contestants was: Anthranique Mather, Nassau Ashley Davis, Nassau Elvin Mackey, Nassau Kerissa Johnson, Nassau Laniquar Martin, Grand Bahama Lynden Rahming, Nassau Oneisha Saunders, Nassau Patrico Griffin, Nassau Royce Collie, Nassau Shawndell Gardiner, Nassau Tameka Rolle, Nassau Tenielle Adderley, Nassau Shelton Wilmore, Nassau Nevandria Rolle, Abaco Danielle Thompson, Grand Bahama Supermodel of the Bahamas is similar to America's Next Top Model, in that it discovers new faces, most of whom have never modelled before. The candidates are then trained and pushed to perform, whereupon it becomes obvious after photo shoots, runway shows, and interviews, who is made for the life of a model. Supermodel of the Bahamas was sponsored by SkyBahamas Airlines, Bennigans,, Hollis Cosmetics and Day Spa, Club One, Jubilee Bath and Body, Compass Point,Cedric Bernard, Le Maison De Besh, and FASHA Magazine. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, PAGE 9 Break away from the ordinary and discover how to experience life to the fullest. The Isuzu D-MAX is the ultimate multi-purpose pick-up truck which enables you to drive through tough roadsand load a variety of cargoes. It is specially designed to be powerful, stylish and highly functional. The Isuzu D-MAX is one toughvehicle that willnever let you down!T H E I S U Z U D M A XPOWERFUL COMFORTABLE VERSATILE T YREFLEX S T AR MO TORSCall us today for your new IsuzuD-MAX Pick-UpTruck at 325.4961Wulff Road, P.O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas Fax: 323.4667 2011 SUPERMODEL OF THE BAHAMAS WINNERS ANNOUNCED SUPERMODEL OF THE BAHAMAS 2011, 23 year old Royce Collie SUPERMODEL OF THE BAHAMAS 2011, 18 year old Tenielle Adderley SUPER TALENT OF THE BAHAMAS winner, 16 year old singer Shaundelle Gardiner


O N SATURDAY, APRIL 16, the South Andros local conservation group Natures Hope for Southern Androsm ade its mark in commemoration of Coastal Awareness Month by leading a team ofs tudents and volunteers in a beach clean-up in Long Bay Cays, South Andros. T his activity involved r emoving debris from along the beach, cutting down and stacking invasive Casuarinas, b urning dead trees, raking and bagging leaves and weedingthe area. T he trash collected was p laced in garbage bags and carried to the local dump site. Casuarina trees that were easy t o transport by hand were stacked so that their wood can be used in future to craftb enches, gazebos and other t ypes of wooden furniture. This type of craft work is currently being carried out on a small scale by the South Andros Junior Achievement group. M arine conservation specialist Felicity Burrows from the Nature Conservancy also assisted in the beach clean-up. M s Burrows took the opportunity to talk to participants individually on the importance a nd benefits of the teams efforts. She told them that the trash that can be seen alongt he coast is an example of how w e live. She further said that it is up to all Bahamians to do their part in making sure thatt he health of our coastal environment is maintained if we expect to sustain a healthy andp rofitable lifestyle. Natures Hope for Southern Andros aim is to make the clean-up site a model of what a h ealthy and clean beach should represent. In addition, t he group hopes to encourage other community members to take action and become activel y involved in replicating such efforts in other communities in South Andros. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, PAGE 11 T HE BEACH CLEAN-UP TEAM i ncluded Sharon Henfield (far right A ndros, students from South Andros and Felicity Burrows (first row on the left servancy. SOUTH ANDROS COMMEMORATES COASTAL AWARENESS FELICITY BURROWS from the Nature Conservancy assisting in beach c lean-efforts in Long Bay Cays, South Andros.


L OCAL NEWS PAGE 12, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE STUDENTS and members of the Salina Point, Acklins Home Coming Group make a courtesy call on Deputy to the Governor-General Janet Bostwick at Government House on Tuesday, April 26. Pictured from left front row: Jackie Rose, Alfernique Emmanuel, Sheldon Lightbourne, Mrs Bostwick, Senator Jacinta Higgs, Jeniquia Anderson and Elva Lightbourne; back row from left: Leonore Hanna, Dameka Johnson, Stevonia Rose, Stephenque Rose, Daphne Hanna, and Bonita McKenzie-Mackey. Letisha Henderson /BIS STEVONIA ROSE a student from Salina Point, Acklins, presents Deputy to the Governor-General Janet Bostwick with a gift. SALINA POINT, ACKLINS HOME COMING GROUP VISIT GOVT HOUSE


As a former leader of the Border Boyz gang in the Hay Street area, Mr Brown is one of the last remaining survivors of the original posse, out of hundreds of young men. Rev C. B. Moss, executive director of Bahamas Against Crime (BAC credentials of Mr Brown are not a source of pride, but they are the reality. Most of the foundation members are dead, and this history has motivated Mr Brown to form the movement for change, said Mr Moss. Bahamas Against Crime is assisting the Hay Street Community Association. The gun is the weapon of choice, but only because it is seen as a source of power for people who feel they are otherwise powerless, said Mr Moss. He said the feeling of powerlessness is so severe it is sometimes possible to identify a young person who is strapped by just looking at their body language. Without a gun, many young people feel diminished, he said. To some community leaders, it is laughable to hear public officials call for people to put down the guns., because they know there is more to the story than matters of law and order, and there is more to the solution than people from the outside making intellectual appeals. The gun gives them a sense of power. That is their only weapon, no different than business people who use money as a weapon to establish themselves and to exert power, or media people who use the pen or politicians who use the legislature, said Rev Moss. In all instances, he said, people have the power to do good, create c hange and to destroy lives. Instead of telling them to put down the guns, when everyone else is able to maintain their weapon of choice, they need to give them something to feel good about; the people need to feel empowered so they do not need the gun to empower thems elves, said Rev Moss. There is a rebellion going on. It is not organised, but it is a rebellion by people who have been marginalised and victimised. It is not even targeted, because people are killing their own, but it is real and people are striking out. It is an express ion of the peoples anger and frustration, he said. Hay Street has been a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP stronghold for the past 35 years, a ccording to Mr Brown. However, it is not the politicians who have the power. The criminals run the streets, not the politicians or the pastors, said Mr Brown. People have lost trust in the system and the criminal elements are the ones who comm and the respect of the people, he said. This has created a situation where the streets breed a culture of badmanism. Our own party cannot assist us in our own community, said Mr Brown. People feel they have been used, lied to and tricked a nd they are at a breaking point, said Mr Brown. A person can only be used by you for so long, he said. At some point, even in inter-pers onal relationships, people get fed up. The transition in community leadership happened over the past few decades, said Rev Moss. Most of the people who could have provided leadership and stability moved out, seeking a l ife with more security, he said. Few people are left to providea listening ear and an understanding heart. The vacuum was filled by criminal elements. The people who still live in the community and could provide leadership have taken an approach to disengage. When n ight falls they bunker down, because they do not want to hear anything or see anything, said Rev Moss. We need to motivate people to take responsibility; dont wash your hands and say there is nothing you can do; take responsibility for your commun ity, he said, while stressing that the work of the BAC was largely to support organisations already working on the ground. We find people in the community who are willing to shoulder the burden and provide them with support and expo-s ure. Transformation has to come from within. It cannot be done by outsiders. We need to put resources into the hands of the people, said Rev Moss. Things are only getting worse, said Mr Brown, because more and more people are feeling invincible and answering to noa uthority. The cost to address community development issues is going to be comparable to the millions spent on roadwork, said Mr Brown. He stressed the need to invest in people in the community. He said there needs to be different strategies forc hildren, teenagers, men and women and the elderly. Mr Brown said members of parliament cannot deal with the streets, and suggested they make more meaningful use of the thousands of dollars they receive for constituency development. SEEPAGETWO L OCAL NEWS PAGE 14, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE FROM page one Guns selling like candy on streets


L OCAL NEWS PAGE 16, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE shoes to the affected families a nd was on the ground in Bimin i last Friday morning. H is comments are part of a war of words between the gove rning Free National Movement and the Opposition over the latter's response to the devastat-i ng fire in the small island comm unity. "Unlike the FNM and its minister (of labour the people of Bimini or the people of the Bahamas is not for public relations. Mine are sin-c ere and genuine humanitarian acts. I have been through many tragedies with the people of W est End and Bimini be they hurricanes, plane crashes or fires," the politician said yesterday. The MP said the FNM's w ords only serve to further d ivide an already fractured nation. He added that in times of tragedy leaders should strive t o unite people, not stage public relations stunts. "The FNMs bold claim that it t ook me two days to respond to t he fire victims of Bimini is a total and absolute lie," said Mr W ilchcombe. "In the face of tragedy true leaders unite a people. What the FNM continues to do is cause the further dete r ioration to an already fractured country. Our focus should be helping the people and getting them through these rough times.T he focus should not be on a juvenile public relations stunt." A statement released by the P LP said the government should p lace its focus on infrastructure upgrades to the airport in South Bimini instead of pointing fing ers in their direction. "The entrance door to the arrivals and departure hall isb roken and has been broken for m onths and cannot be used. The air conditioning does not work. T he windows are in a state of disrepair. "At the same time that this disgraceful state of affairs exists,t he Minister for Social Services Dion Foulkes was in Bimini and used the suffering of poor peo ple, the victims of a fire for polit i cal purposes, mugging it up for the cameras instead of doing his job," said the PLP. E arlier this week, the FNM c laimed it took Mr Wilchcombe two days to respond to the troubles of his "distraught cons tituents" in Bimini. The FNM said Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, by contrast, quicklyd ispatched Minister of Labour a nd Social Development Dion Foulkes to provide affected fami lies with "immediate assistance and support." Wednesday's blaze destroyed two houses and damaged threeo thers leaving five families, alto gether 16 people, homeless. Two mothers and their five chil dren and two adult siblings were t he direct victims of the fire. T im Roberts, Abaconian reporter and volunteer fire worker, said: Weve had numerous fires, especially during March and April. There have been forest fires all over Abaco, it has been an incredibly drys eason its been a few years since there was a major forest fire so theres a lot of fuel, a l ot of dry brush. Due to the frequency of the fires, our resources are maxed out there is no down time to really conduct maintenance on the vehicles. Right now one is running hot ands moking, but were doing our best and it seems like its (the Mud fire u nder control. T he Mud and the neighbouring Haitian shanty town Pigeon Pea is thought to house around 3,000 Haitian migrants and HaitianB ahamians on an area of land opposite the main port in Marsh Harbour and the local Department of Immigration. T he settlements were established about 3 0 years ago and have been growing without any imposed health and safety regulations. T he area poses considerable fire risk as a network of exposed electrical wires run across the ground and from house to house t o power several homes with one generator, o r tap electricity from the Bahamas Elect ricity Corporation (BEC e dge of the settlement. In October 2009, at least 39 people were d isplaced after an early morning blaze razed 1 2 structures. At that time, fire relief was said to have faced considerable challenges as f ire engines could not easily access the overcrowded ghetto. Volunteer fire services tackling yesterd ays blaze were said to face the same obstacles. Mr Roberts said: Its a mess with traff ic. There are only single lane passageways a nd theyre blocked with all these old cars a nd trucks. Its really hard getting in and o ut. Up to press time, fire services had exting uished the fire. However, further details c ould not be given at that time. A town meeting was scheduled with local governm ent and community leaders to meet with fire victims and stakeholders to organize relief efforts. If our campaign is done right, this will be a tsunami, the source said. If you are happy with what youve got then stick w ith what youve got. If you think crime is out of control, if you think immigration is out of control, then there will be a viable option, and it is the DNA. All of this infrastructural work that the government is doing is nothing to be praised about. That is what the government is supposed to do, he said. However, according to Carl Bethel, the chairman of the FNM, 20 seats might be a bit of a stretch. If they win one seat they will be doing well, Mr Bethel declared. The election is between the PLP and the FNM. There are only two parties in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the rest are a collection of person-a lities, and that is all that is left in the Bahamas is two parties, he said. Mr Bethel said the only real party other than the PLP and the FNM was the Bahamas Democratic Movement which recently dissolved and joined with t he FNM. The rest he said, are a collection of pers onalities to whom he wished good luck. They can call themselves what they want, they can b rand themselves how they want, but they remain a c ollection of personalities. They have no history of struggle, they have no history of sacrifice, and the Bahamian people will judge and we will move on from there. Historically we see that the political landscape in the Bahamas has for all of living memory been dom i nated by two parties, which, broadly speaking, repr esent a liberal and a conservative point of view one way or the other. Broadly speaking, both parties have persuaded centrist policies while in government and we w ill see what happens, he said. M r Bethel also added that unlike the DNA, both the P LP and the FNM enjoy generational support which transcends into inherited support for either party over t he decades. This commitment, he said, is substantial and will ensure that the upcoming election, like Prime M inister Hubert Ingraham explained, will be between o nly the PLP and the FNM. Now you are going to have, evidently, characters, p ersonalities, who are unable to fit into the broader mainstream body politic, and they will be on the fringes and they will be significant only as being what they are which is fringe elements. So they can dress up anyhow they want, and put on w hatever colourings they want, and act how they want, but at the end of the day there are two political forces in Bahamian politics. They may have an impact marginally in saying that this seat which would have gone this way has been affected so that it only goes that way. But it wille ither be between the PLP or the FNM, he said. BRANS PARTY:WE COULD WIN 20 SEATS IN GENERAL ELECTION FROM page one FROM page one MP HITS BACK AT FIRE RESPONSE TIME CLAIMS FIRE DESTROYS HOMES IN THE MUD, ABACO F ROM page one CROWDS watch the blaze at The Mud yesterday.Photo/ Bernard Haynes


SECTIONB THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69T he information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held r esponsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.29 $5.21 $5.73 By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter BOWLING alley and restaurant operator, Leslie Miller, has slammedt he government decision to ease access to investment in such sectors by foreigners, suggesting no benefit can accrue to The Bahamas from amend-i ng the National Investment Policy in this way. His comments place him in line w ith the Opposition PLPs view of the move with that party havinga nnounced it would reverse the dama ging revisions and the Bahamas C hamber of Commerce, which has also questioned the wisdom of the decision. Other restaurateurs yesterday sounded off on the Prime Ministers announcement that the restriction prohibiting international investment in restaurants and/or entertain-m ent facilities unless part of a hotel resort has been removed. While none were outright in favour with several noting that they would fear Bahamian restaurateurs being squeezed out of business by big brand name restaurant operators with bigger purchasing power some added that they feel t hat the policy amendment may not greatly change the stat us quo, since they feel there have in reality been few restrictions on the ability for international investors to come into the market despite the previously restrictive policy. M r Miller, owner of Marios Bowling and Family Entert ainment Palace, former MP for Blue Hill and former Min ister of Trade and Industry under the Christie administration, however, said he believes the amendment will only be to thed etriment of Bahamian business people and society at large. Why change the policy? I dont understand the value in allowing foreigners to come into a small market like The B ahamas where you have Bahamians who have shown capa bility in running those small enterprises. Big hotels, okay, but in entertainment I think that should be reserved for Bahamians. You dont think that we have enough facilities on Par adise Island with Atlantis and those that hotels have to offer that they must now expand to make it easier for themt o compete with Bahamian enterprises? When is enough enough? Do we not now offer them more than enough incentives to operate in The Bahamas and make good mon-e y? In terms of the restaurant industry, Mr Miller, whose bowling alley includes a 350-seat restaurant, expressed con cern that many restaurateurs are already catching hell in Bowling alley operator slams move to lift curb on foreign investment SEE page 4B L ESLIE MILLER B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter GASOLINE prices have s urged to new highs last seen in 2008, further threatening the viability of dozens of Bahamian petroleum retail e rs and cutting into the livelihoods of Bahamian consumers and fuel-depen dent businesses. O swald Moore, President of the Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association, saidt he cost rise only exacerb ates the conditions which led the BPRA to request that the government increase the small margins r etailers can add to each gal lon of fuel they sell or else risk simply going out of busi-n ess. H owever, the increase will also make it harder for the government to justify allowing further costs to bep assed onto the consumer, at a time when, even without the margin rise requestb eing granted, they are pay ing historically high prices for their fuel. Even as the price of oil r emained below July 2008s r ecord $147 cost, hovering at around $113 yesterday, Texaco gas stations in New Providence raised their gasoline prices in a single d ay by 50 cents a gallon to $5.73 and industry stake holders said it is likely Shell a nd Esso will follow suit at s ome point given that the circumstances that gave rise to the situation do not appear to be abating. T he $5.73 a gallon cost represents a 63 per cent rise from the $3.50 average perg allon price of gasoline two years ago, in April 2009. Texacos cost fell one cent shy of the $5.74 averagep rice per gallon of gas seen i n July 2008 in New Provi Gas prices return to historic highs T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f HIGHERANDHIGHER: Texaco gas stations in New Providence raised their gasoline prices in a single day by 50 cents a gallon to $5.73. SEE page 6B By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter BAHAMIAN engineers are welcoming a boost in their employment levels thanks to a more optimistic environment being attributed to the enforcement of the Professional Engineers Act and progress on Baha Mar and major infrastructural work in New Providence. Current Director and former President of the Bahamas Society of Engineers, Cyprian Gibson, said many engi neering firms are starting to become busier in recent months. And while the activity is primarily revolving around major infrastructural works such as the gateway highway project now getting underway and Baha Mar, Mr Gibson said he is hopeful the increased flow of money into the economy from these projects will spur more spin off work for engineers. From my perspective, from the announcements of the infrastructure projects, Baha Mar and the airports second phase, things are looking more towards the positive side. Theres more requests for proposals and quotes and those types of things. Generally engineering firms are starting to become busier, so the lead end of the projects are starting to happen, which engineers are highly involved with. As that process moves along they will become busier as the projects come actively online. From the engineering community, we see positive trends. The hope is that with the stimulus more spin-offs will eventually come. Mr Gibson also noted the impact of the enforcement of the Professional Engineers Act, which provides for the licensing and registration of all engineers who must now comply with a regulatory framework. Aside from encouraging greater accountability from Bahamian engineers, the effect of the implementation of the Engineers mor e optimistic about employment SEE page 6B


B Y DEIDRE M. BASTIAN I ts a fact if you are working with graphics for web or print, youre eventually going to c ome up against the question o f RGB and CMYK colour models. When you do, it is i mportant to know the difference. Let me explain why. Even though an image may appear normal when opened in a program like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter, that does not mean that that samei mage is necessarily ready for use in a design or layout. For i nstance, you may have developed an image for a website in CMYK, just because that was the default when you initially created the image. But, when you open your site or page, the image is either miss-i ng or appears as a broken link. Nonetheless you might b ecome frantic, but you'll by no means fix the problem until you convert the image to RGB colour space. Why? The Internet is designed to work exclusively with RGB (for reasons that will becomea pparent as we move forw ard) hence, let's look at the two colour models, how they work and what they are used for. In the design world, quest ion has being repeatedly a sked of the difference of CMYK and RGB. Many software programs offer both choices but its advantageous to understand and appreciate how each can offer different b ut excellent results. Reproducing colors in screens or in p aper is quite complicated, especially when considering the number of possible col-o rs. Novices have always understood the concept of screens using tiny LEDs and various colors of inks, but still a bit perplexed concerning the difference between RGB & CMYK colors. Howeverw e'll delve into a little science to explain this difference. T he RGB model works on the premise of additive colour meaning it works through thec ombination of different c olours of light. Now, this may seem to go against everything you may have ever learned a bout primary colours (of which green is not one, I know), but remember thatw e're talking about additive c olour. A monitor's screen is com prised of many small units called pixels. Each pixel is, comprised of three light units, o ne for red, one for green and one for blue. Together these individual pixels, which are too small to be seen by the naked eye, ultimately work together to form the illusion of an image. Without the proper RBG values, however, nothing can be displayed. Thisi s the reason that RGB is so important for web design only o r any other media that will b e displayed digitally. Essentially, RGB is like the n ative tongue of digital disp lay. This may seem a little obtuse, but as long as you u nderstand how the notation w orks, it is a simple enough process to realize that RGB, or additive colour, is the model that drives monitors, tele v isions produce colors, scanners and digital cameras unless otherwise specified.H owever RGB is the mixing of red, green and blue. Additionally when three colours a re added together they prod uce white light with the background screen being black. Nonetheless RGB isn ot suitable for print presses. By contrast, CMYK is a subtractive colour model ands ubsequently is the acronym f or Cyan (blue (red ( Black is designated the letter K merely to avoid confusion with B for blue). Printing full colour images on print press-e s requires CMYK which uses a different set of colours than RGB. However the paper used for a magazine, or CD booklet, DVD sleeve can't generate light like a computer monitor as it relies on reflected light and the subtractive colour model CMYK. U nlike RGB, CMYK is referred to as subtractiveb ecause the paper printed on is white and the ink subtracts from the brightness of the white paper, which is morec losely aligned to traditional theories of colour. On the o ther hand, inks actually a bsorb light, giving the impression of colours. With more light absorbed, the r esult is the perception of a d arker colour. Principally, when sending artwork for printing youo ught to provide all images in CMYK. This way, if there are any colour shifts, you'll b e able to be proactive and m ake corrections. If you supply RGB images to your printer, they may make thec onversion for you which may cause delay and incur additional charges thus it's much b etter to convert designs to C MYK files before printing. Tip: Please note that the more ink on the paper, the d arker the image will appear. Tip: In digital printing you must use CMYK format andR GB for WebPages. Also be careful with text as you might wish to convert all text thati s black to 100% black (100% K), not Rich black. Rich black BUSINESS PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The difference between RGB and CMYK THE ART OF GRAPHIX DEIDRE M.BASTIAN SEE page 5B


BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, PAGE 3B THE Grand Bahama Port Authority said good news is on the horizon for locally-based small and medium enterprises( SMEs), as the authority seeks to enhance their ability to access opportunities arising for them under the Economic Partnership Agreement with Europe. Representatives the GBPA recently participated in the 4th Cariforum Regional Meetingo f Business Support Organisa tions, held in Kingston, Jamaica, under the theme, Sustainability for the Future. A follow-up meeting held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, also saw GBPA participation. The second of the meetings was coordinated to assist Caribbean Private Sector Companies in Doing Business with Europea nd took as its theme, How your business can benefit from the Cariforum-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA GBPA representatives included Charles Pratt, GBPA commercial manager, trade economist Hank Ferguson andG BPA president, Ian Rolle. Mr Rolle described the Ports first-time attendance as a bold initiative on the part of GBPA. This seeks to ensure that we are leveraging our uniqueness as defined by the Hawksbill Creek Agreement to exploit opportunities of EPA to the benefit of our licensees, while exposing the advantages ofd oing business in Freeport to the regional Caribbean mar ket, Rolle said. Both meetings were designed to enlarge on the range of opportunities and services available to the private sector in the English Speaking Caribbean and the Dominican Republic,c ollectively known as Carifo rum. According to Mr Pratt, the Jamaica meeting, sponsored by the Caribbean Export DevelGBPA is seeking grant opportunities for licensees G BPA AT JAMAICA CONFERENCE: I n an effort to seek out new opportunities for foreign direct investment into the Freeport area, Port Authority representatives participated in recent discussions in Kingston, Jamaica. (Pictured l-rCEDA ston Rolle, President, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation; Pamela Coke-Hamil t on, Executive Director-CEDA; Charles Pratt, Commercial Manager-GBPA; Tony Bradshaw, CEDA; and Hank Ferguson, local trade economist. SME GRANTS Local licensees will soon learn more about opportunities for available grants for small and medium sized enterprises thanks to GBPAs recent participation in the 4th Cariforum Regional Meeting of Business Support Organizations, held in Kingston, Jamaica. (Pictured l-r a ger-GBPA; Kirk Brown, Grants Administrator, Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA Rolle, President, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation; Robert Glass, German International Cooperation Agency; and local trade economist, Hank Ferguson. SEE page 5B


B USINESS PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE the industry due to the poor economy and the purchasing power of large restaurant brands will put them at an unfair advantage over B ahamian operations. Take a Red Lobster or a nyone else ... what will that do to the locals? Thats a hell o f a question for the governm ent to answer. Have they seriously considered the negative impact it will have on those who do not have the ability to compete on that level? said the businessman. Freddie Lightbourne, coowner of the Poop Deck Restaurant, which has locations on East Bay Street ando pposite Sandyport, suggeste d that by changing the investment policy to remove the need for the restaurateur to be Bahamian or have a Bahamian partner, the law is only catching up with whats b een allowed to happen for s ome time in terms of the access to investing in the Bahamian restaurant sector t hat has taken place. The originally concept of the law has been watered down drastically since then a nyway. Take a look at the last 20 or 30 restaurants that opened up here and who o wned them. You could spend a lot of time defining what constitutes a gourmet or ethnic restaurant andy ou could split hairs over whether something is connected to a hotel or not connected to a hotel.... said the businessman. Mr Lightbourne said he personally has no problem w ith anyone being in this busin ess whether Bahamian or non Bahamian because our country is rich in development because of the input of non Bahamians. However, he said he would primarily support keeping the p olicy such that it requires foreigners seeking to invest in the restaurant business to bring along Bahamians with them in the venture, rather than foreigners to enter alone so long as they receive Bahamas Investment Authority approval. They need to allow Bahamians to have that opportunity. A lot of the entities out there that control the purse strings dont always trust Bahamians. I was allowed to be a part of it eventually, instead of looking through the glass ceiling I was able to own a part of it, thats how it started. He also questioned why the restaurant sector alone should be opened to greater foreign competition while other prot ected industries remain closed. If its good for one, it s hould be good for all. Why n ot open up the legal profession, insurance, politicians? e A nother local restaurateur, w ho declined to be named, said he too feels the policy amendment is largely bringi ng the policy in line with what is happening now, as m any Bahamians are simply fronting for foreign i nvestors in the restaurant sect or. However, this does not m ean he supports cutting out t he middle man by removi ng the need for a Bahamian p artner. At least even when peop le are fronting, someone is m aking a couple hundred t housand dollars a year off the deal. If it is just a foreigner, all of the profits are going t o be repatriated outside of t he country. If you cut out the middle m an, where does it end? They say it will enhance our tourism product. Well what about American tour opera t ors? Taxi drivers? H e said he believes the amendment may be gearedt owards a couple of investors w ho have expressed an inter est in coming in who do not want a Bahamian partner, adding that he has heard Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville brand could be one such entity. And like other in the industry, he expressed concern that wealthy brands could enter the sector and undercut Bahamian restaurants with their purchasing power. How can any of us compete with someone in terms of pricing who has 20 restaurants in Florida? he asked. Benign Chea, co-owner of East Villa, said he was not aware of the change until contacted by Tribune Business as he had been out of the country. However, he said that he can see both good and bad o utcomes from the change. The good part is that it w ould create a little competit ion and everyone would have to buck up a bit. It could also c reate a lot of employment in t erms of those who would have to work inside the restaurants. However, if you l ook at it from the perspect ive of the unlimited resources t hese foreigners may have and t he question of how Bahamia ns will compete with that, t hats the other side. M inister of State for F inance, Zhivargo Laing, said t he move was made as the G overnment seeks "to increase the depth of thee ntertainment and restaurant o fferings in the country, so y ou are more appealing to the international clientele that you service". One of the things which is a lways noted is that there are n ot as many high-end, quality n ight restaurants in our tourism product. We have some, clearly, but having more gives another opportu n ity to extract more spending f rom people who come here and want to be entertained,a nd to have a variety of o ptions," Mr Laing said. Bowling alley operator slams move to lift curb on foreign investment FROM page 1B


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Beyond the identification of the challenges, we were given the opportunity to gain insight into millions of Euros being made available for private sector development and how we might pursue some of these benefits for Grand Bahama in general and licensees of the Port Authority, he added. European assistance for The Bahamas has traditionally been in the form of support of infrastructural development (airports, roads and bridges). As a result of the 10th European Development Fund Regional Private Sector Development Programme implemented by CEDA in Jamaica, Euro 165 million and supplemental funds are being made available to Cariforum members to assist in building business development programmes and to assist in taxation system reform. Mr Pratt further revealed that GBPA representatives were able to engage in private engagements with many foreign participants and CEDA is looking forward to visiting Freeport. As a result of our talks, members of the Grand Bahama business community can look forward to upcoming seminars on proper procedures for grant writing applications so as to be able to access funds available for the development of SMEs. EU Member States traditionally have their own definition of what constitutes an SME, but now the EU has started to standardize the concept. Its current definition categorizes companies with fewer than 10 employees as micro, those with fewer than 50 employees as small, and those with fewer than 250 as medium. Trinidads seminar for the Caribbean Business Community made very deliberate efforts to outline opportunities for Caribbean business expansion into Europe and potential benefits of joint venturing with EU firms. Presenters continued with a broad overview of the main provisions of the EPA agreement, concrete benefits to be derived and potential opportunities. Summing up both visits as highly fruitful, Mr Rolle was optimistic about future prospects for Grand Bahama. This engagement by GBPA makes it clear that business is not being conducted as usu al and every effort is being made to bring the maximum possible benefit to our stakeholders in these challenging times, he stated. GBPA seeks grant opportunities for licensees FROM page 3B i s a CMYK mix and a big pain because paper passes over 4 different plates causing a bit of shift or stretch. So ensure that all text is set at 100% black or True Black which allows the text to be printed only once with the black plate. I s it difficult to convert from RGB to CMYK? No, not at all. Since it is no secret that Adobe Photoshop reigns as the supreme image-editing tool used universally by photographers, designers and prepress providers you can successfully convert images from RGB to CMYK using Photoshop. 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dence. For the time being, Esso remained at $5.21 a gallon yesterday, while Shell charged $5.29. Leon Griffin, President of the Taxi Cab Union, which has around 500 members, said high fuel prices are killing the transportation industry and many taxi drivers are just doing jobs to say they have a job, but coming home with no profit a t all. You are going to find that people are unable to get t ransportation at all, if things s tay like this. Something has t o change. Everyday my members are complaining, he said. Taxi drivers are alsor estricted by the government on what fares they can charge passengers, meaning that they cannot automatic ally adjust their rates to reflect the impact of fuel price rises. M r Moore noted that in a ddition to being at historic h ighs, the price rise in gasoline by Chevron, the fuel wholesaler for Texaco, places him at a disadvantage in comparison to his com-p etitors for the time being. It also means retailers such as him have to put up more money up front to buy this fuel, which makes it even harder for us than it already was, said the BPRA President, who has been pushing the call for the government to revise the m argins on gas and diesel which retailers are allowed to add, in light of their d iminishing profits and cash f low issues in meeting the d emand for upfront paym ent for fuel by petroleum w holesalers. M r Moore said he has heard nothing back from the government as yet as it relates to the BPRAs request in early March. Mini ster of State with responsibility for relation with the p etroleum industry, Phenton Neymour, did not return messages seeking commenty esterday. Meanwhile, speaking on c ondition of anonymity, an executive at a petroleum wholesaler in The Bahamas told Tribune Business that its quite likely, consider-i ng developments in the (oil market that we will have to put our prices up at some point. Cargo The prices you are seeing a t Texaco are reflective of whats going on and at somep oint we the cost of our carg o will go up and we will have to adjust the prices to avoid our own cash flow issues. (Rising oil prices strain on our working capital as well. The cost of oil shipm ents are constantly i ncreasing and if we dont m ake sure our pricing is d one correctly could end up w ith a serious loss, said the e xecutive. The price of a barrel has i ncreased from $85 to around $110 a 30 per cent bump in just five months. F actors feeding into the price rises include increased d emand, especially from China, India and Brazil three countries with a combined population of 2.7 bil-l ion combined with a fall in the supply. Ongoing uncertainty in the Middle East and to an arguable extent, oil speculation, which involves investors betting up the price of oil in the futures market, are also to blame. Gas pump prices have been rising in the US for 35 d ays straight, hitting a national average of $3.87 on Tuesday, more than a doll ar higher than a year ago. P rices were expected to d rop somewhat going forw ard in light of expected w eakening demand for fuel. P resident Barack Obama has asked major oil producers such as Saudi Arabia to increase their oil supplies and lower prices, warning s tarkly that lack of relief will harm the global economy. Act is that it has also become harder for nonBahamian engineers to enter The Bahamas to work o n projects, thereby stimulating greater demand for local engineers in this way too. Theres a lot of projects w here theres now a higher percentage of involvement of Bahamian engineers, said Mr Gibson. Gas prices return to historic highs FROM page 1B Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigningf or improvements in the a rea or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. F ROM page 1B Engineers more optimistic about employment


T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, PAGE 9B LONDON Shares in Barclays PLC were were down nearly 5 percent on Wednesday after the bank reported a 5 percent d rop in first quarter net profi t and it sought to wind down a loss-making investment f und in the Cayman Islands. Barclays said profit fell to 1.01 billion pounds ($1.67 bill ion) from 1.07 billion pounds last year. Investment banking income fell 15 percent while r evenue dropped 8 percent to 7.4 billion pounds, the bank s aid hours before its annual general meeting. H owever, impairment c harges eased to 921 million p ounds from 1.51 billion pounds a year earlier, helped by an unexpected writeback o f 190 million pounds from a previous charge on the sale of its Protium investment f und in the Cayman Islands. The company sold Protium for 7.4 billion pounds in 2009t o former Barclays executives a nd took an impairment charge of 532 million pounds on the deal in the fourth quarter. Barclays has now bought the fund back, intending to wind down the loan withint hree years. Investors were spooked by t he uncertainty over the future impact of Protium on B arclays' earnings. In midday trading on the London Stock Exchange, Barclays sharesw ere down 4.9 percent at 2 87.15 pence. Unclear Investec Securities said it w as unclear what Barclays intended to do about Protium. If the intention of bringi ng Protium back on to the balance sheet is to expedite i ts run off, we will be looking for confirmation that mana gement believes it can a chieve this without taking c harges," said analysts Gareth Hunt and Arun Melmane. Analysts at Exane BNP P aribas, however, sounded m ore optimistic. "The Protium transaction has now been substantiallyu nwound ... and with a shortened three-year timeframe for an orderly run-off of the u nderlying assets now envisaged, we have improving visibility of the group's strategy to enhance capital efficiency, and hence a deliver a recovery in returns," said Ian Gordon. Barclays said it paid $270 million to acquire third-par-t y investments in Protium, a nd $83 million to C12, which will continue to manage the f und. Acquiring control of Prot ium will assist the group in f acilitating an early exit from the underlying Protium expos ures and improving returns," the bank said. C hief Executive Bob Diamond said he believed the b ank had "made a good start in 2011 in a challenging external environment," and he added that the bank had b oosted its Core Tier 1 capital ratio to 11 percent. B arclays said pretax profit in retail and business banki ng rose by 21 percent to 692 million pounds. Barclays Q1 net profit down 5 pct NEW YORK Home and auto insurer Allstate Corp. says its profit more than quadrupled in the first quarter as catastrophe losses eased. T he company reported after the markets c losed that its net income climbed to $519 million, or 97 cents per share, in the first three months of the year. That's up from$ 120 million, or 22 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Catastrophe losses were $333 million in the quarter, down from the near-record higho f $648 million a year ago. The year-ago period reflected severe winter weather in eastern states. Not including one-time items such as i nvestment gains, the company based in Northbrook, Ill., says it earned 93 cents per share in the latest period. T hat easily beat analysts' estimates for adjusted earnings of 71 cents a share. ALLSTATE REPORTS SURGE IN 1Q NET INCOME INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press W ASHINGTON The United States must step up its efforts on renewable energy to compete with China and other countries for global leadership, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday after returning from a nine-day taxpayer funded trip to Asia w ith nine of his colleagues. T he Nevada Democrat s aid the trip, his first visit to China in a quarter-century, offered "an unmistakable reminder just how hard we h ave to work to make America competitive with the rest of the world," particularly on manufacturing and energy. Reid said he used to be p roud that he could see dozens of construction cranes in Las Vegas and oth-e r fast-growing areas in Nevada, but said that in Chin a, "they have 26 cranes in one block. And they have b lock after block of cranes." R eid led a bipartisan delegation of 10 senators on a trip that included meetings with top Chinese government officials and business leaders. T he delegation of seven D emocrats and three Republicans met with ViceP resident Xi Jinping, widely touted as China's next leader, as well as China's foreign minister, vice pre m ier and central bank president. T he group also toured r enewable energy plants in Chengdu, a city of 14 million seen as a leader in that field, and stopped in Macau,a former Portuguese colony where Las Vegas gaming g iants operate major resorts. I n a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Reid said he was impressed with China's aggressive investments in renewable energy. C hina's actions compel the United States to keep pace, he said. China, which is notoriously polluted and heavily d ependent on fossil fuels s uch as coal and oil, is i nvesting in clean energy not j ust because it's good for the environment, but because it's good for its economy, R eid said. "China knows t hat clean energy creates jobs and, in reducing its r eliance on oil, makes it more secure," he said. W ith its vast renewable energy resources, the UnitedS tates "can't afford not to be a globally competitive leader in this importanta rea," Reid said. Turbine Reid said he met with l eaders of several Chinese companies, including APower Energy Generation Systems Ltd., which is work ing with several U.S. partners to build a wind turbinem anufacturing plant in the Las Vegas area that could employ about 1,000 people. The plant would be one of the largest manufacturing employers in southernN evada. R eid said the trip's "primary focus" was to strengthen America's manufactur-i ng sectors and urge a level playing field for U.S. businesses in China. 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The results weren't as strong as Wall Street had expected, however, and shares fell almost 2 percent. Conoco, the third-largest U.S. oil company, earned $3 billion in the first three months of the year. Production dropped, however, as the Houston company shed assets to focus on developing oil fields in North America. Raymond James analyst Pavel Molchanov said Conoco picked a good time to rearrange its operations. The price of oil has risen so high 17 percent to nearly $107 at the end of March that companies like Conoco were able to earn more money while producing less oil. And higher prices also elevated the value of its assets. "It's a real seller's market right now," Molchanov said. Oil companies have "found it not only easy to sell properties but at prices that perhaps a year ago would have seemed unrealistically high." Conoco said oil and natural gas liquids prices increased 27 percent in the quarter to $91.55 per barrel. That made up for a 25 percent drop in production to 1.7 million barrels per day. The recent surge in oil increased profits for other companies as well. BP said quarterly earnings rose 16 percent to $7.2 billion. Like Conoco, BP also has been aggressively selling company assets to focus on the most profitable operations. The British oil giant shed $24 billion in assets since a year ago. It was forced to act quickly this year as cleanup costs ballooned during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Chinese oil producer CNOOC Ltd. said profits jumped 85 percent in the first quarter to $8.4 billion. Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil Corp., and Occidental Petroleum Corp. will report their first quarter results on Thursday. Chevron Corp. will announce its quarterly earnings on Friday. Conoco said first-quarter income came to $2.09 per share, up from $2.1 billion, or $1.40 per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased 27 percent to $58.25 billion. Excluding gains from the sale of shares in Russian oil company Lukoil and other assets, the company earned $2.6 billion, or $1.82 per share. Analysts, who typically exclude one-time items, expected the company to earn $1.93 per share, according to FactSet. Revenue did top expectations. During the quarter, Conoco spent $1.6 billion to buy back 21 mil lion shares and raised its quarterly dividend by 20 percent to 66 cents. CONOCOPHILLIPS 1Q EARNINGS JUMP 43% EARNINGSRISE: A 76 Conoco Phillips gas price board is showni n San Francisco, Monday, March 7, 2011. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON T he U.S. economy and job creation have strengthened enough for the Federal Reserve to end on schedule a program of buying Treasury bonds to help the economy, the Fed said Wednesday. Ending a two-day meeting, the Fed made no changes to the p rogram. The decision was unanimous. The bond purchases were intended to lower loan rates, encouraging spending and boost stock prices. But critics worried that the purchases would feed inflation. The Fed downplayed inflation risks. It acknowledged a s pike in oil prices, but concluded that the pickup in inflation will be temporary. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at a news conference after the meeting. It was the first time in the Fed's 98-year history that a chairman has begun holding regular sessions with reporters. Bernanke said that as long as the Fed continues to say rates will remain at historic lows for "an extended period," rates won't rise until the Fed has met at least twice more. The Fed board meets about every six weeks. Bernanke said he expects the economy to continue growing through next year and 2013. He acknowledged that higher gasoline prices are creating a financial hardship for many Americans. But he said the Fed doesn't think gas prices will continue to rise at their recent pace. The news conference was the first time in the Fed's 98year history that a chairman has begun holding regular sessionsw ith reporters. Two more news conferences are scheduled this year. Stocks rose after Bernanke said he expects the economy to continue growing through next year and 2013. The Dow Jones industrial aver age, which was up about 50 points when Bernanke began speaking, gained another 50 points half an hour before the market closed. B efore he spoke, the Fed offered its latest economic projections for the year. The economy will grow between 3.1 percent and 3.3 percent this year. That's downward revision from their last forecast, which saw growth possibly as high as 3.9 percent this year. The new forecast reflects the fact the econom y slowed in the first three months of this year because of h igher energy costs. But the Fed is more opti mistic about unemployment than it was in January. The unemployment rate, which s tood at 9.8 percent in November, has fallen to a two-year low of 8.8 percent. The Fed's new forecast projects unemployment will fall to between 8.4 percent and 8.7 percent by the end of the year. As it winds down its economic support programs, the F ed is shifting its focus on when and how it should start boosting interest rates to prevent inflation from getting out of control. Economists think the Fed will start raising rates later this year or early next year. Higher rates would reduce borrowing a nd spending and make companies less inclined to boost prices. To nurture the recovery, the Fed also kept a pledge to hold its key interest rate at a record low near zero for an "extended period." The Fed has kept rates at ultra-low levels since December 2008. Even though the program, which consists of buying $600 billion in Treasury bonds, is scheduled to end in June, the Fed said it's continuing a separate support program: It's reinvesting about $17 billion a month in proceeds from its portfolio of mortgage securities to buy Treasury debt. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, PAGE 11B NEW YORK Gold rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its key interest rate near zero, stoking fears of a weaker dollar and inflation. Gold for June delivery rose $13.60 to settle at $1,517.10 an ounce after the Fed made its announcement and continuedr ising in after-market trading. Gold is often used as a hedge a gainst inflation and a weak dollar. Silver for May delivery rose 90.8 cents to settle at $45.958 an ounce. Other metals were mixed. July copper fell 9.1 cents to settle at $4.228 a pound, July platinum rose $13.80t o $1,819.20 an ounce and June palladium rose $2.40 to $758.10 an ounce. GOLD AND SILVER RISE ON INTEREST RATE ANNOUNCEMENT Fed says $600B bond scheme to end in June BEN BERNANKE


MARTIN CRUTSINGER, A P Economics Writer WASHINGTON At a historic news conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered c lues Wednesday about when and how the Fed would begin raising interest rates. B ernanke said that as long as the Fed continues to say rates will remain at historicl ows for "an extended perio d," rates won't rise until the Fed has met at least twice m ore. The Fed, which ended a two-day meeting Wednesd ay, gathers about every six w eeks. The Fed chairman also said any additional steps by the Fed to try to lower unemployment might raise otherr isks, such as higher inflation. If inflation were to accelerate, it could then reduce e mployment. Reduce T hat's because the Fed would have to raise rates to reduce price increases. Stocks r ose after Bernanke said he e xpects the economy to cont inue growing through next year and 2013. The Dow Jones industrial average, which was up about 50 points when Bernankeb egan speaking, gained anothe r 50 points half an hour before the market closed. Bernanke acknowledged that higher gasoline prices are c reating a financial hardship for many Americans. But he said the Fed doesn't think gasp rices will continue to rise at t heir recent pace. The news conference was t he first time in the Fed's 98year history that a chairman has begun holding regular sessions with reporters. It offered Bernanke a c hance to drive a debate a bout Fed policy. Critics have said the Fed's efforts to boost g rowth raise the risk of high i nflation. Investors are seeking clues about when the Fed will start raising interest rates to help slow price increases. B ernanke said the first step in tightening interest-rate policy could occur when the Fed s tops reinvesting the proceeds of its bond holdings. Bernanke would not be specific about when that mighto ccur. H e said it will depend on inflation and economic g rowth in coming months. He said that step would be a relatively modest one. But it would constitute the Fed's first tightening because it would allow interest rates to creep up. The news conference, the first of three scheduled this year, is part of a long-standing B ernanke effort to make the F ed more transparent. B USINESS P AGE 16B, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE MANINTHENEWS: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is seen on television on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Bernanke offers clues about steps to raise rates SANDY SHORE, AP Business Writer NEW YORK Oil settled slightly higher Wednesday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the nation's economy will continue to recover, and gas prices will level off or drop. Benchmark crude for June delivery rose 55 cents to settle at $112.76 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In London, Brent crude rose 99 cents to settle at $125.13 a barrel ont he ICE Futures exchange. Bernanke's news conference was the first ever for a Fed chairman. While he said he expected inflation to tick up in the near term, mainly because of higher oil and gas prices, he believes that the nation's economy is in a "moderate recovery" that should be sustainable. Bernanke also said there isn't much the Fed can do to bring down high gas prices that are "creating a financial hardship for a lot of people." He said the price of oil has been driven up byd emand from booming emerging markets and by concerns about supplies amid unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Sta bilise Still, Bernanke said gas prices should eventually stabilize or come down. "Our view is gas prices will not continue to rise at the recent pace," he said. The national average for a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. rose by a penny on Wednesday to $3.879, according to AAA,W right Express and the Oil Price Information Service. That's 29.5 cents more than it was a month ago and over a dollar higher thana year ago. Oil analyst Jim Ritterbusch expects pump prices to rise as much as another 20 cents a gallon in the next few weeks before coming down, as higher gas prices lead to less driving and weaker demand. Supplies should also increase as refineries ramp up capacity after seasonal maintenance. Ritterbusch predicted the price would be about $3.75 a gallon or less after Memorial Day. In its weekly report on the nation's petroleum supplies, the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that gasoline supplies fell 1.2 percent to 205.6 mil lion barrels last week. Demand for gasoline over the past four weeks was 1.6 percent lower than a year earlier. OIL UP SLIGHTLY AFTER BERNANKE COMMENTS ON THE US ECONOMY (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer GOINGUP: Gasoline pump prices are shown at a gas station Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in Portland, Ore. Gasoline pump prices were already at the highest levels for this time of year prior to the Libyan rebellion, and they've now pushed even higher. The U.S. average on Tuesdayr ose slightly to $3.587 per gallon. A gallon of regular has climbed 23.3 cents in the last month and 78.7 cents since last year. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


RELIGIOUS NEWS, STORIES AND CHURCH EVENTS R E L I G I O N S E C T I O N C THURSDA Y APRIL 28, 2011 T H E T R I B U N E S V A TICAN CITY Associated Press P OPE BENEDICT XVI warmly praised his predecessor Pope John Paul II in a Holy Thursday address days before John Paul's May 1 beatification, holding him up as a example of faith amid Western indifference to Christianity. Bened ict sai d th at f or all the sh am e we feel over ou r f a i li ngs" the wo rld mu st n o t f o r get wh at h e ca l led radi ant e xamp les o f fai th su ch as Joh n P a u l. Th e p o pe cit e d Joh n Pau l after r e f l e c t i ng i n h is ho mil y in S t Peter' s B a si li ca th at p eop le in t he W est see med t ired o f th e i r fai th b o red wit h th eir C hri sti an tradi ti on s "and n o l o nger wi sh t o k n ow faith i n Jesu s C h r i s t " W h e n Po p e Joh n P aul II is beati fied on M ay 1, we sh all th in k o f h im w ith h ea r t s fu ll o f th ank fu ln ess as a g r e at w itn ess to Go d an d Jesu s Ch rist in ou r d ay ," Ben edi ct s a i d Later Th u rsday th e po pe wash ed t he feet o f 1 2 pr iests fro m the d io ce s e o f Rome i n a ce r e mo n y in S t Jo h n Lateran Basil ica symb ol isi ng h umi lit y an d co mm emo rati ng Jesu s' l ast su p per wit h h is 12 a p o stl e s on th e even in g b e f or e h is cr u c i f i x i o n Bened ict p ou red water f ro m a gol d e n pi tch e r a s e ach pr iest h eld h is fo o t o ve r a g o ld en b asin t hen t he p on ti ff d abb ed each foo t d ry wi th a whi te clo th Th e tr a d i tio n is also a r e mi nd er t o be o f s e r v i ce t o t ho se in need M on ey co ll ected f r o m th e fai th ful d u rin g th e feetwash in g s e r v i ce w a s desti ned to hel p all ev i ated tho se su ff e ri n g fro m th e Ja p an e se ear t h qu ake a n d t sun ami. O r gani sers sa y h un dr e d s of t ho u sa n d s o f pi lgrims w ill come to Ro me f or Joh n P aul 's beati ficati on th e l ast fo rmal st e p b efor e sa i n tho o d. T he P o lis hbo rn p op e was a tow e r in g figu re d uri n g hi s 27-ye ar pap acy help in g b rin g d ow n co mmu ni sm, st ee r in g the Cath ol ic Ch urch thr ou gh th e tu mu ltuo u s d ecades a f ter t he Seco nd V a t i c a n Cou n cil a n d b rin gin g h is message to mi llio n s thr ou gh h is wo rld wi de travels. A prayer vigi l o n th e Cir cus Maximu s, an al lni g h t p raye r s e ss io n i n d ow nt own Ro me c h u r ch e s an d th e b eatif icati on Mass celebrated b y Ben edi ct I to p th e agend a f or the th ree-day e ven t. Ital ian p ol ice on Th urs day an n ou n ce d a c r a ck d ow n on h o tels a n d b ed a n d b r e a k fast estab lis hmen ts caterin g to pi lgrims f or h e a lth, l ic e ns ing a nd othe r v iola t ions T w e n tytwo p l a ces h ad th eir l icen se es su spen ded fo r u p to 30 d ays wh il e six h o tels w e r e o r d e r ed cl os e d "Th e ob ject ive is t o pro tect p i lgrims a r r ivin g f or th e b ea t ifi catio n ," po li ce said IN THIS photo released by the Custom Police press office Thursday April 21, 2011 show some of the watches portraying the late Pope John Paul II, seized by the Italian Custom Police along with other faked goods, during an operation in Rome. The Vatican said it expected 300,000 pil grims to descend on Rome for John Paul II's beatification on May 1. Pope Benedict XVI has warmly praised his predecessor Pope John Paul II in a Holy Thursday address days before the beatification ceremony (AP) P ope pr aises J ohn P aul II ahead of beatif ication V A TICAN CITY Associated Press BL OOD ta ken fr o m Po pe John P aul I I dur ing hi s fi nal hos pit alis ation will be us ed as t he o ffi c i al r elic f or ven erati on aft er he is beatif ied. Th e V ati c an made the an nouncemen t T u e s d a y p utti ng to res t qu est ions about what r elic wou ld be p res ented dur ing Su nday's beati ficati on. In a st atement the V at ic an said f our smal l vials of blo od had been t aken f ro m John Paul dur ing h is final d ays f or a p oss ibl e tr ans fus ion, but w e r e never us ed. T wo of t he vials w e r e given t o John Paul' s p rivat e secr e t a r y Ca rd ina l St ani sl aw Dzi w i s z, a nd an ot h er t wo r em ai ne d a t t h e V at ican's Bambin Ges u hos pital in t he care o f nun s. One o f t he ho spi tal vi als will b e p lac ed in a r e l i q u a r y and p r e s e n t e d S unday; th e other will r emain with t he nun s. J o h n P aul di ed Apr il 2, 2005. B l oo d t ak en fr om J o hn P au l to b e use d as r e l i c


The T ribune PG 2 4 Thursday April 28, 201 1 RELIGION By ALESHA CADET T ribune Features Reporter T he Anglican Church is deeply concerned the fate of young Bahamians, Bishop Laish Boyd said at a press confer ence to announce plans for the upcoming Youth Month. "Th e chu rch is but on e en tit y an d although people have a lot of regard for the chur ch and a lot of tr ust they place in the church, the church can only do a cer tain amount so we need the gover nment, the private sector we need social or gani sations and all hands on deck to help us to continue to work with our young peo ple." "Perhaps you may say there are mor e f o r c es ch a ll e n gi n g o ur y ou n g p eo p l e today than ther e were ten or twenty years ago when we were young people. I will add that we ar e still in a better situation than many if not most countries in this world. So what that says to us is that we need to get back to some of the basic val ues and live by those values, the battle is all of ours to fight. "There are a number of factors which lead to where we are today there is a general weakening of the home str ucture, t h a t i s a v er y im p o r t an t in g r e d i e n t because they way in which we police our nation is thr ough the home, there is been a weakening of the family str ucture. The general trend you see happening in our world ar e all factors which lead us to where we are" CELEBRATION As a part of the 150th Anniversar y Celebration and as a part of the Christian witness and in celebration of youth in the D i o ce s e o f T h e Ba h am as T ur ks a n d Caicos Islands, The Anglican Diocesan Y o u t h D e p ar t m e nt w i ll b e h o s t i n g Anglican Y outh Month during the month of May 2011. The theme for the month is called S.T .Y .L.E.' "Ser ving and Thankful Y outh loving and Encouraging Ever yone" This theme is based on the idea of stewardship which is the faithful response to the gen er osity of God's love towar ds us by way of committing our time, talent, resources and tr easure/money to the mission and ministry of God's church at home and abr oad. The Anglican Y outh Mass will be held on Friday May 6 at 7 pm at the St John's College auditorium as the start of the month of activities. I n ac co r d an ce wi t h t he yo u t h ambiance of the month, this tradition of the church is fully planned by young peo ple, for young people and will incorpo rate most, if not all aspects of various youth ministries in Anglican chur ches; from Jr Praise teams and liturgical dance teams right to the altar servers. "W e anticipate beginning youth month with this mass, in hopes of giving God glory for where he has brought us, thus far as a youth department as well all that he is about to do for us, this month and in the coming months and years," Bishop Boyd stated. TOGETHERNESS A youth member of the St Matthew' s Parish, Caitlin T aylor noted at the pr ess conference: The purpose of the mass is to bring all young people together W e are going to showcase all of the different youth and dance ministries, to give the youth a feel of the non traditional mass." Going further the swim meet is part of an ongoing effor t by the Diocesan Y outh Department to build stronger relation ships between the congregations of the various Anglican Churches. It will be focusing on the young people in particu l ar wh o wi l l b e en g ag i n g i n r e g u l a r friendly competition. Bis hop Boyd s tat ed: "One way f or youth to serve and be thankful is give t hem th e op po r tu ni t y to do s o Ou r young people have talents. They can sing, rap, dance, mime, act, and I can go on and on. They have ideas out of this world, when it comes to ser ving God." An annual Spring Concer t will be held by the Y outh Chorale under the dir ection o f K ay l en Je r vi s T hi s ch o r a le h a s approximately thirty members and is in its fifth year of existence. The YIP which stands for "Y outh In prayer ," is a time when all youth can come together and pray for each other as well as experience a moment of peace and silence. It will be held on Saturday May 1 at the Bahamas National T r ust, V illage Road, star ting at 8 am. Bishop Boyd also explained that the Y outh March and Rally is an attempt to not only motivate the Anglican youth to greater depths of spirituality but it is also an act of witness by Anglican young peo ple to the community W e will also be encouraging chur ches to hand out pam phlets about the church and the gospel during the march." He continued: Happy Friday Game night is a Christian Y outh Movement/ Y outh Group games night; it will be a sports theme night with games and fun activities and tournaments. T ag football, and three-on-thr ee basketball will also be a part of the night's activities. It will also be a time of fellowship for the youth of the diocese." K e e p i n g t h e y o u t h e m p o w e r e d Bishop Laish Boyd


The T ribune Thursday April 28, 201 1 PG 2 5 RELIGION ne Messiah's Mansion Th e M e ss iah s Man sion a tr av eling ex hibit, dis play s a l ife-s i z e mode l of the Old T e sta ment W i l d e r ne ss Sa nctu ar y Th i s was th e tea ch ing t o ol of the p l a n o f sa lvation in b ible t ime s t h at h elpe d t h e pe ople of t h e Old T es tamen t lea rn ab out the c oming of th e M e ss iah his b ap t is m, c ru cifi x ion an d r e s u r r ec t ion I t i s d es cr i b ed as the gos pe l in s y m b o l s Fo r t w o w ee ks, t h e B ah am as Y o u t h I nitiative f o r Ch ris t (BYI C) a n on-for p r o f it ministr y wil l hos t the Me ss i a h' s M a ns ion T ea m fro m Ok l a homa wh o wil l disp l a y t h e tra veling sa nc t u ar y T he Ba ha mas Y ou t h In i tiative gr oup ar e ex t e nd i n g a s pe cial inv it a ti o n to all to tak e p a r t in the tour T hey be li e ve t h e h i s tor y o f Chr istian i ty t h at the ex hibit br ing s to t h e f o re f r o nt will str en gthen the be li e ve r' s walk wit h Chr i s t. W e b eliev e that the v i v idne ss of t h e ar t i fac t s a nd what had to b e d one p rior to C h r i s t s d eath on the c ro ss will he l p to i m p r es s on the mind s of t h os e who a t te nd the co st of s in a nd the i mp or t a nc e o f l iv i n g f or H im, s ai d Delt ho ny G or don BYIC C o o rd i n a t o r Mr Go rdo n also d es cr ibed h i s e xp er i e nc e tour ing the M e ss iah s Ma nsio n ex hibit. "I ha d t he p ri vi l e ge of t o uri n g t he Mes siah 's Man sion ex hibit whe n I a tt e nde d a co nv ention las t y ear i n the US a nd it wa s an a wes ome ex per ien ce. Th e wor ds of a well-kno wn cho ru s co mes to mi n d, I s aid I was n't gon na tell nob ody b ut I co uldn't kee p it to mys elf. It was tha t a wes ome. The tou r i m p r es se d on my mind the gr av i ty of sin a nd the le ngth to wh i c h God w ent to sh ow the s er i o us ne ss of it t o his then ch i ld re n, the I sr ae l ites i n the Ol d T e sta ment an d how e v e r ythin g the y d id po inted t o J es us how he wou ld hav e to be s lain for the ir (o ur ) s i n s jus t li k e t h e l a mb i n the s an ctua ry s er vice s I s h a r ed this wit h the t e am a nd t o ge t h er we wor ke d to e ns ur e tha t w e c ould h av e tha t ble ss ing for ou r Ba hamia n b ro t h er s an d sis ter s and a l l w ho ca l l th es e b ea uti ful l a nd the i r home ." H e a l s o sa id tha t the ex hibit ca n only mak e the re lati o ns hip b etwee n Ch ris t a nd the b eliev er f lou ris h. W el l f i rst t h i ng pra i se Go d we as Chr istian s d o n ot ha ve t o do th ose thing s a s w e r e don e b ac k in the Old T es tame nt ce re mon i e s. B ut this is the way God t a ug ht the pe ople b ac k th en ab out t h e co mi n g M e ss iah the l e ss on s tha t ca n be lear nt fr om tour ing By JEFF ARAH GIBSON T ribune Features Writer T RAVELING almost 3000 years back to the sanctuary in the old testament, the Messiah's Mansion tour gives visi tors the opportunity to get up close and personal with replicas of the artifacts that were used in the Mosaic Sanctuary services. SEE page 28C Replica of Mosiac Sanctuary The High Priest


The T ribune PG 2 6 Thursday April 28, 201 1 RELIGION Never Forsaken! P s 3 7 : 2 5. I h av e b e en y o ung an d no w a m ol d; y et hav e I n ot seen th e righ teou s f orsak en, n or his see d b eg gin g br e a d A s be lie v ers, it' s tim e for u s to tr u l y ge t a re ve la tio n o f th e ab ov e pa ssag e of s c r i p t u r e so tha t t he com pl ai nin g a nd m u r mu ring a bo ut on e' s statu s a nd th e la c k of ma te rial po ssessi ons a m ong th e sai nts w o ul d ce ase Th e p assi on a nd de sire for m at eria l po s se ssio n h as a subt le cun ni ng a nd u nhe alt hy st r in g at t ac hed t hat s de sig ne d to di stract on e fro m since r e l y focusing on Go d and H is king do m. N o tw i th s tan din g th at God i s no t op pose d to Hi s ch ild ren h a vin g a bu nda nce o f po ss e ssio ns a nd we al th. W a t c h thi s! M a t t 6 : 3 3. But seek ye first th e kin gd om of G o d, a nd his rig h teous ness; a nd all these th ing s sha ll b e ad ded unt o y o u. T h e re s n o do ubt th at w e r e liv ing in a m a teria li stic wo rld w h e r e i t see ms a s if t he orde r of the da y is; to g e t al l th at yo u ca n, an d c a n (ba nk ) al l th at yo u g e t. In m ost ca ses, it al so s e e ms as if the wicke d, th e corr u p t the u ng odl y an d t he com pro misi ng r e l i gi ous ch urch-f olk s are th e o ne s tha t a re p r osp eri ng i n e v ery thi ng th at th ey d o. I f t he ab ove t hou ght s ev er r an t h r o ug h y ou r mi nd an d y ou 'v e som ewha t que sti one d wh at y ou 're se e ing as it re la tes t o the p r o spe rity of the ab ov e m ent io ned ch ar ac t er tr ai ts p er so ns ; y o u r e n ot al on e an d it' s n ot a sin. T a ke th e tim e to stu dy (Psa lm 3 7) an d yo u wil l see tha t Da v id wa s tr o u ble d with th e ve ry sam e th oug ht s a nd fee li ng s; b ut ba sed u po n h is r e l a t i o n ship with Y a hwe h a nd by fai th, Da v id kn ew th at th e p rosp erit y o f the wicke d is sh ort liv e d. H e re s wha t he sa id: P s 3 7 : 3 7: 1. Fr e t no t th yself beca use o f ev ildo ers, n eith e r be tho u env io us ag ai nst th e wo rkers of i n i q u i t y : 2. F or they sha ll soo n be cut do w n lik e th e gra ss, a nd wither a s th e g r een h e rb : 3. T ru st in the LO R D an d do g oo d; so sha lt tho u d w ell i n th e lan d, an d verily t hou sh alt be f e d : 4. Delig h t th y se l f a lso in th e LO RD; an d he sh all gi ve t hee th e desires o f th in e h e a r t : 5. Com mi t th y way u nto th e LORD ; tru st al so in him ; a nd he sh all brin g it to p ass. Le t me ha ste n to sa y tha t "Be cau se y o u r e n ot ab le to m ee t yo ur f ina ncia l ob lig at ion s a t this ti me (m ortg a ge r e n t ba nk o r priv a te l oa ns, e tc;) or a ny oth er ob lig at ion s a s yo u woul d lik e to ; by no me an s do es th is im pl y th a t Go d is n ot with y ou Y ou r p osit ion shou ld b e to rem ai n fai thfu l unt o G od walk i n l ov e with a ll m e n, e v en y ou r en em ie s; kn owing th a t th is b att le is n ot yo urs, bu t th e L o rd s. A nd be ing th e ri gh te ous pe rson th at y ou a re whe n Go d bri ng s y ou o ut; y ou wil l f ulfi ll al l o f y ou r o bli ga tio ns. Ag ai n, he r e s wha t D av id sa ys ab ou t th is ri gh teo us m a n / go od m an : P s 3 7 : 2 2. Fo r su ch as be bl e ssed o f him sha ll in herit the eart h; and th e y th at be cursed o f h im sh all b e cut of f : 23 The step s o f a g ood ma n are or d e r e d by t he LO RD: a nd he deli gh teth in hi s wa y : 2 4. Tho ug h he fall he sh all no t be ut t e r ly c as t d ow n : fo r t he LO R D u ph old e t h him wi th his ha nd : 2 5. I h av e b ee n yo un g, a nd now a m ol d; y et h av e I no t see n the rig hteo us forsa ken n or h is seed b egg in g br e a d A tru e be lie v er / di sc i ple o f Y a h s h u a Me ssia h (a .k. a. J e sus th e Chri st) in th is d ay a nd ti me ; can no t b e di stracte d by c o r ru pt po liti c s an d wicke d r e l i g i o n s Wh ile i t' s g ood to h av e pra ye r p ar t n e r s w e r e at a po int an d ti me whe reb y i ndi v id ua lly ea ch o ne of u s mu st spe nd tha t q ua lity / pe rson al tim e in pra ye r with G od (Y a hwe h). A nd the n no t o nly h ea rin g wha t H e' s say in g in pra y er bu t a lso ob ed ie ntl y / fa it hfu lly a dh ere to wh at is sa id De spi te the fa ct th at th ere a re ma ny wo lve s dre sse d in she ep c l oth in g who hav e as c en ded t he pu lp it an d ar e m e t h o d i c a l l y m e r ci le s sl y fle e c i ng t he ir sh ee pfo ld / na •v e, itchi ng ea rs fol lowe rs v ia th ei r t w i sted / i ncom pl ete pr o s p e r i ty g ospe l, it i s an d wil l fo rev er b e Go d' s wil l to pro s p e r His o be di en t, fa it hfu l c h i l d r e n / serv an ts. P s 3 5 : 2 7. Let them sh ou t fo r jo y a nd be g lad th at fa v our m y rig hteou s cau se: y ea, let th em say con tin ual ly Let th e LO RD be m ag nif ied, whi c h h ath plea sure in the p rosp e ri ty of h is s e r v a n t T h e re s a lso an e rrone ou s r e l i g i o u s mindset w hic h w oul d have you t o b el iev e th at G od s p r o s p e r i t y fav ou r a nd g ood ne ss a re no t re le va nt on th is si de of heaven. Again her e s w hat D av id sa id: Ps. 27: 13. I ha d fai nted u nless I h ad beli e v ed to see th e g ood n e ss o f the LO R D in t he lan d of t he l i v i n g The rig hte o us wil l n ev er be forsa ke n. For qu estio n s and co mm en ts co nt a ct u s via E-mai ls:p as t or m al len @ yah oo .co m or kmfci@l m or Ph .2 4 1-4 4 1-2 0 21 P a st ors M att hew & B rend alee A ll e n K in gd o m M i n ded Fell owsh ip C enter In t' l. P AST OR MA TTHEW ALLEN


The T ribune Thursday April 28, 201 1 PG 2 7 RELIGION The Science of an Enemy T H E W OR D en em y wi ll pr o b a b l y a lmo s t a lwa ys be sy nony mous wi th the w o r d hate r or some one that resists yo u, o r b ette r yet one wh o is c onsta ntly figh ting a ga inst y ou. I t is o dd for us t o view thos e that h ate us, as a b enefit to ou r lives A big mis take t hat we s tumb le upon with o ur en emies i s we become an e n emy to t hem. I n d oing t his we s et t he s tage f or a fl esh and b lood batt le, that was su ppos e t o b e s pir i tual, and t hat will ult imatel y con c l ude in f a i l u r e fo r us God' s w o rd inf orm s us that we w r e s t l e o r fi ght not agains t fles h and bl ood, bu t, a g ai n s t p r in c i pa l i t i es a g ai n s t p o w er s agai nst the rul ers of the d arkn ess of this wor ld, an d agains t sp iri tual wickedn ess in h igh places (Eph 6:12). Pr incipal ities power s, r uler s, and sp iri t ual w i c k ednes s are all s pir itual ent ities ( not p hysi c al ) inf luencing phys ical beings ( fles h and bl ood) So in ess ence th e per s on or per son s th at you have labeled as yo ur enem y was and if pr es ent ar e o nly p e r f o r mer s of the i nf luen ce made o n t hem by one or more of thes e four evil s pi ri ts t hat ar e awa r e of you r fu tu r e g re a t n e s s N o w e ver y en em y t h at yo u wo u ld e n co u n t e r i n yo u r l i f e t i m e h as b e en st rat egically engineer ed and p urp osel y a l l o we d b y G o d t o e n t er y o u r l if e. Sur pr ise r ight ? The r eas on fo r th is i s t w o fol d: a) God in h is aw es ome wis dom always empo w er s you r enemy with th e abili ty to see in you what yo u do no t s ee in yo urs elf b ) A t t he s ame t ime you ar e be in g t r ai ne d an d dev el op ed th r o u g h pati ence only by m ea n s of the chal lenges that are conti nually ar is ing agains t you in o r der to advance you t o t he next st ag e of your lif e. I ment ioned t he phr ase pat ience only becaus e it is the o nly to ol that you will p oss es s t hat wil l as sis t in t he s uc ces s and p urp ose of exp osi ng w h y t his is all hap p ening t o you. T o br ing m ore clar ity t o t his let s l ook at t he def init ion of t he wor d p atience. Pat ience is def ined as : t he abil ity t o pu t u p calml y wit h del ay inconveni ence, or an noyance with out b ec o ming an g r y or u pset T o f ur ther build u pon th is vit al p oint let's lo ok at w h a t th e scr iptu re has t o s ay abou t p atience an d it s n ec es s ity t o u s. T he Apos tle P aul said "Kn owing t his that the t est ing of your fait h is pro d ucing pati ence. L et p a t ience do her comp lete work s o that yo u cou ld become comp lete lackin g noth ing" (James 1:3-4) In o rder to mak e s ens e out of a l l that I am attemp ting to convey t o you, you h ave to s ee all of this fr om a s pir itu al per s pective. In vi ew i ng it f ro m that angle yo u must c o me to acknowled ge t hat bib l ic al pr incipl es wil l be the r e p l a c e m e n t f or your phys ical weapo ns; such as h ate e n v y c ur s in g b ei n g s p i te f u l a nd o ur f avori te on e r evenge. Fo r t he mo st par t even if you don't read your bible, t he gen eral ru le is t o d o t he op pos ite of w h at your enem y is do ing t o yo u ( Mat t. 6: 272 8 ) A noth er wor d t hat i s s ynon ymous with the wor d enemy is t he w o rd adver sar y Th is is an inter es ting wor d, because on e of th e def init ions of this w o rd is : an o pponent A n op ponent is one t hat is on th e o p p o s i t e s i d e o f a co n t es t o r a war mi ghty Go d! T he t rut h is you ar e lit eral ly in a s pir itual war or a c o ntes t, c l early one that you a r e not aw ar e o f. T he m ain ob jectives ar e to dis tr act, delay des tr o y f rus tr ate, confus e and ult imatel y an nihil ate all hop e and evidence of the w o nder ful and careful ly plan ned fu tur e that God has alr e a d y p re p a r ed for you. I me ntion ed ea r l ier that yo ur e nemy h as be en g ifted by God to see i n y ou w hat yo u do n ot see i n yoursel f, w hic h is anoth er in dic ator th at th ey are not i n y our lif e by a cc ide nt. I am ab out t o show y ou from a bi blic al story the evi denc e of this a we some r e v e l a t i o n I n first Samu el ch apte r one we a r e tol d KEVIN EWING TH E pa ri sh in Th e V a ll ey bette r kn ow n as S t Ge org e's w il l ce le bra te its p atr on al f e sti v al thi s c om in g Sun d ay M ay 1, at 3 .30 pm A ll a re in v ite d to ce le bra te as w e tha n k G od f or bri ni n g u s f rom a m ig hty l on g wa y St. Geor ge 's has b een a bea con in the v al l ey a n d w il l con ti nu e to c a rry out the m is si on a nd m i ss ion ar y of the c hur ch a s we bu il d th e k in gd om B ish op C la ud e Ber kl ey t he ne w ly con s ec ra ted Bis hop of T rin i da d an d T oba go w il l be th e g ue st p rea ch er p ar ish ion er s an d gu es ts w il l be ble ss ed T he f in a l M is sion se rv ic e, un d er th e t hem e "R ekin d li n g t he Pow er, wi ll ta ke p la ce ton i ght Ap r il 28 th at 7p m i n the C hu rc h's Sa n ctu ar y ," Bis hop B erk le y is th e mi ss ion er a s we ll C ome an d r ec eiv e a bl es sin g SEE page 28C St George' s celebrates P A T R ON AL FE S TI V AL Bis hop C l au de Be rkl ey


The T ribune PG 2 8 Thursday April 28, 201 1 RELIGION of a c lassic story whe re the re w as a ma n w ho had two w ive s one of th e wi ves ha d c h i l d r e n f or thi s ma n a nd the oth er c oul d not. The story goe s o n to say that w he n the man wou ld r e t u r n fr o m his y early w ors h ip he w oul d visit the w ife that ha d k id s an d g av e t he m a bu n da nce in r e s o u r c es, a nd the n he w oul d visit the b a r r en w if e an d s up p li ed h er wi th r e s o u rc e s T he s tory surpr isingly continues, by say ing that the wi fe, who ha d the c hildr e n an d c lea r l y g ot more in r e s o u r c es th an the b a r re n w ife, be ca me an adv ersary to he r N o w before w e proc ee d further wi th this story isn' t it ironic that for the most p a r t your adver sar ies o r enemi es ar e al most al wa ys in a m uch bette r positio n tha n y ou? A be tter j ob, more mone y w el l c onne cte d, g ood job position has mo r e fav our etc N ow l et's loo k at it log ic all y w hy w ould some one w ho ex c eed s yo u ma teria lly an d p hysic all y in alm ost e ve r y thin g bec ome a n ene my to yo u? This just doe sn't m ake any sen s e a t all . Ri ght! Now le t's ta ke a s p iritua l lo ok a t i t, c ould it b e th at th ey see someo ne gr e a t w ith tre mend ous pote ntia l, a nd th e a bility to out do the m phy s i ca lly a nd mate riall y if gi ven th e oppo r tu nity? T h e wo r d e mbe llish is de fined a s m akin g s o meth ing loo k g r e ater th an w ha t it ap pea r s to be, or to i m p r o ve by ad ding de tail s to bring abo ut g r e ater b eau ty The poin t I am try ing to ma ke he re is, it is defi nite ly noth ing tha t you pos ses s ma t e r ially that has made the m y our e nemy but it i s s i mply the m see ing yo u g r e ate r tha n y ou app ear to yo ur s el f t hu s, co nf i rm in g you r f u tu r e pote ntia l a nd grea tness, you a r e e mbe llishe d w he n the y vie w you. C onseq uentl y unk now ing to you th ey b ec ome p r o v o k e t h r oug h intens e jealousy and pool all the ir r e s o u r c es to oppo s e y ou" T h e story no w c onti nues by co nfir m i n g my poin t, G od e ven tually ble ss e d the womb of t he bar ren woman and sh e b r ought fort h on e of Is rael's gr e a t e s t p r oph ets in the pe rs o n of Sam uel. Also durin g the pe r i od of her a dve r sa r y tau nting and m ock ing he r she praye d mor e soug ht God more and bec ame more co mmitt ed to he r God some thing she pr o b a bly wo uld ha ve nev er don e und er nor m a l c i r cum stanc es. So th e v ery area she w as be ing foug ht in wa s the ve ry area tha t God through her e nemy wa s tr a inin g an d de vel oping her to em brac e the n ext le ve l of her li fe m y G od I l ove this! Folks! Y ou hav e to g et th is, ple ase d o not, and I r epe at do not be come an en emy to y our en emy this i s why J esus hi mself said, lov e those that hate yo u, an d do go od to tho s e that do evi l to yo u. All bec ause the y are c harac ters play ing the ir role on your s ta ge of life to ad van ce you, YOU N EE D YO UR E NE M I E S Stay tune d fo r part t wo nex t w eek Science FROM page 27C Messiah FROM page 27C t h e ex hibit of the se ar t ifac ts ar e n o les s po we r f u l toda y As a matter o f fac t it ca n only s e r v e to str en gthen our walk a s we r e c o g nize that the Chr ist we s er ve f u lf illed all t h os e thin gs that wer e p ro phe sie d a bou t Hi m in t h e Sa nc t u ar y s er vic es ," Mr Gor d o n e x p l a i n e d Peo ple wil l se e an d u nde r stan d t h e ver it y of the Ch ris t ia n faith, it's fou nda ti o n a nd h i s t o r i c i t y P eop l e wi ll se e that Chr istian i ty d i d n t c ome i n t o ex isten ce fro m the whims and f a nc i e s o f me re men, bu t tha t i t is God guid ed an d God-o rda ined I t will h elp the m u nd erst a nd e ven m ore wh y t h ey a re C h r i s t i a n s Th e Ba ha mas Y o uth I nitiative a is a non p r ofi t o rg anis ation c r ea t e d by yo ung pe ople f o r y ou ng p eo ple, a nd b uilt o n the long stan ding Chr istian pr inc i p les foun d i n the W o r d of God Eve r y y ea r t h e g ro up hos t a ca mp me eting s pec ifi c ally de sign ed to help i n still v alue s i n t e en s a nd y ou ng a dults a nd t h i s ye ar t h ey a re e mba rk i n g on a n ex t r a sp ec i a l p ro j e ct. Th e e xh i b it ru ns from April 2 6 M a y 8 a t t h e Ba ham as Y o ut h C am p l ocat ed Gl a ds t o ne Ro ad fr om 9.3 0a m -6 3 0p m. T able of Shewbread Altar of Sacrifice


DOUBLE SPRINT CHAMPION Anthonique Strachan (in front Airport on their arrival from the Carifta Games in Jamaica Tuesday night. THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONE INSIDE International sports news P h o t o s b y F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f GOLDEN RETURN GOLDEN RETURN Caribbean Championships: Bahamas to face Bermuda S ee page 3e By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter AS the academic calendar winds down, one of the youngest but fastest growing inter-school competitions will continue its growth with another highly a nticipated tournament. The BLTA, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, will present the Societe Generale Private Banking National High Schools Tennis Championships. In this, the third year of the championship, 23 schools are expected to take part in the event, staged for the duration of the week at the National Tennis Center. The Ministry of Education Sports Unit would like to thank the BLTA and SG Private banking for their continued staging of the national high schools tennis championships," said Evon Wisdom, administrator of the Sports Unit. "This year, the Association has made a calculated decision to partner with the Ministry of Education to ensure that all students in the educational system in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas receive the opportunity to play organised tennis." With this in mind, the BLTA will begin to offer free tennis lessons at various tennis court locations across New Providence on Saturday mornings. This model would then be duplicated throughout the Bahamas. In 2010, 22 schools and approximately 175 players competed in the event. Tournament organiser and BLTA president Steven Turnquest said the growth of the tournament should eventually place the level of inter-school play in tennis on par with the other core sports. "Inter-school tennis is something that is generally missing from schools. When this tournament started, I had a vision of seeing tennis played between the schools on par with the other major sports like track and field, basketball, softball and oth ers," he said. "There was keen competition over the course of the few days of play and the kids were really interested in representing their schools. This can only cause the level of play on the junior level to increase and help the tour nament to grow from year to year." The Queen's College Comets edged out the nearest competitors to claim the SG Private Banking Inter School Tournament championship. The Comets placed first in the overall team standings, just ahead of the inaugural 2009 champions, the Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders. St Andrews was third, Temple Christian finished fourth while St John's rounded out the top five. The 12-member Comets captured two divisions (junior girls and primary girls) and featured two individual divisional winners, Erin Strachan in the junior girls division and Africa Smith in the primary girls division. On tennis: 23 schools in national high school tournament BLTA teams up with Ministry of Education... By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter A YEAR later and the Bahamas has maintained its position among the regions top junior swimming programmes. The Bahamas finished in third position for the second consecutive year when they totalled 610 points and 41 medals at the XXVI Carifta Swimming Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados. The 37-member team a cquired 12 gold, 13 silver and 1 6 bronze over the course of the four-day competition. Guadeloupe wrestled the title away from Trinidad and Tobago with a total of 736.50 points. They captured a games high 55 medals whichi ncluded 12 gold, 24 silver and 1 9 bronze. The twin-island nation fin ished second with 679 points and 46 medals 12 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze. Jamaica finished fourth with 561 points, just a single point ahead of fifth place finisher Barbados with 560 points. Jamaica totalled 34 medals 10 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze while Barbados fin ished with 48 medals 21 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze. The Bahamas added 10 medals to its total on the final day of competition, highlight-ed by Dustin Tynes, who cap tured his third gold medal and third new Carifta record in as many events, this time in the Boys 13-14 100m breaststroke. Tynes bested the old mark by nearly two seconds when he surpassed the six-year-old time set by Davelaar Rodion in 2005. He swam to a first place finish in 1:07.99s, well ahead of his closest competitor, Jordy Groters of Aruba, who finished in 1:09.82s. In the boys' 13-14 breaststroke, Tynes' gold medal per formance of 30.66s surpassed the old mark for a new Carif ta record and on day two, Tynes swam to a first place finish and new meet record in the boys 13-14 200m breast in 2:27.25s. Laura Morley continued her dominance on the oppo site end of the 13-14 division with a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke. Morley took gold in 1:16.40s while teammate Aleana Carey took the bronze for the Bahamas in 1:21.24s. Morley also captured bronze in the 200m back in 2:35.40s and teamed with Crystal Rahming, Carey and Taryn Smith for another bronze medal in the 200m free relay. Smith captured an individual medal with a bronze in the 50m free in 28.21s. Simone Sturrup added to her already impressive medal haul with a gold medal finish in the 11-12 Girls' 50m free in 28.55s. In the girls' 200 IM, she swam to a silver medal performance in 2:43.86s. In the50 fly, she captured gold in 30.93s and in the 100 fly, Sturrup took gold in 1:09.66s. Sturrup paired with Mar garet Higgs, Andreas Weech Swimming: Bahamas 3rd, wins 41 medals, including 12 gold S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 e e TOP Members of the Bahamas Under-20 boys 4x400m relay team (l-r Ferguson who struck gold at the 40th Carifta Games in Montego Bay, Jamaica. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 2E


LOCAL SPORTS PAGE 2E, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS P h o t o s b y F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f Bringing their medals home VERY TOP Members of the Bahamas 2011 Carifta team can be seen with Neko Grant (far leftsixth from leftfar right at Lynden Pindling International Airport on their arrival from the 40th Carifta Games in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Tuesday night. ABOVE: Double sprint champion Anthonique Strachan (centre Wells, Stephen Newbold, Shavez Hart and OJay Ferguson can be seen with Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard (far leftfar right


By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter THE official roster has been released and the mens national side is in final preparation for a test against regional rugby competition. The Bahamas National Mens XV are all set to compete in the 2011 Caribbean Championships, with the opening game on the road against Bermuda 2pm April 30. The match will be broadcast live on The Bermuda Sports Network. The Bahamas will also have a home international in either late May or early June against the winners of the group stage (Mexico vs Cayman/Jamaica Garry Markham serves as head coach with Peter Beirne as assistant coach (Freeport and Stevie Thompson assistant coach (Nassau team will be managed by John Gates and Steve John son. The opening game of the international season will be away in Bermuda on April 30, followed by a home game against Mexico in early May. The Bahamas is currently ranked second to Bermuda in the North Caribbean group, fourth overall in the Caribbean behind Trinidad, Guyana and Bermuda. Bahamas Rugby Football Union (BRFU Elystan Miles said that when the team is selected, it should provide a good cross-section of youth and experience to represent the country. "This team has a very strong nucleus, about five or six of these guys have been playing internationally for about five years. Several of the guys have played for the West Indies side," he said. "We also have lots of youth players on the squad. Lots of them are products of our international youth programme that really began in earnest a few years ago so we have a great combination of experience and youth." The team hosted a final practice session last weekend, before the final list of team members was ratified by the coaching staff. "Win or lose against Bermuda, we have a home game against Mexico on May 28. Against Bermuda its always hit or miss, especially against. They always rely heavily on expats so from one year to the next you almost have no idea what you will come up against. As for the future of the international development programme, Miles said it is considered the building block of the BRFU. "Since about 2009 we relied on some kids coming out of high school for a while and we made our best effort to develop an under-19 team that did pretty well when they finished fourth," he said. "They are basically forming the structure for the local clubs and they are really the future of the game, so we are asking these boys to fill some pretty big shoes." LOCAL SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, PAGE 3E Love your car? Pay less for great cover with NIBA!You will pay much less if you insure your car with NIBA. You can enjoy extra benefits too! SAVE $$$! Low premiums 100% NCD protection Low deductibles,fast claims service Generous liability coverPay less for insuring your car! 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M M a a n n a a g g e e r r THE TEAM ROSTER INSIGHT For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays and Keitra Lloyd to finish first in the 200m free in 2:00.33s. Andy Knowles acted as the team's head coach assisted by Lucas Leite and Matt Spencer. Patra Albury was the team manager and the chaperones were Cecile Greene, Lyn Evans, and Keith Lloyd. Dr Kevin Bowe was the team doctor. The Carifta Swimming Championships has been sanctioned by FINA as a qualifier for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships scheduled to be held in Shanghai, China. Thus far, three senior athletes have qualified for the event Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Vereance Burrows and Alana Dillete. In 2010, the Bahamas fin ished the meet third in the point standings with 603 points and fourth in the medal count with a total of 37 medals eight gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze. Trinidad and Tobago were the overall winners of the event with a total of 1,011 points, the only team to break the 1,000-point mark. They finished more than 300 points ahead of their nearest competitors. The twin-island nation also dominated the medal haul with 94 medals 46 gold, 31 silver and 17 bronze. Guadeloupe finished second in the points standings with 707 points and third in the medal table with 47 medals eight gold, 19 silver and 20 bronze. Martinique was fourth in the point standings with 545 and fifth in the medal standings with 26 medals eight gold, seven silver and 11 bronze. Finished Barbados, who finished second in the medal standings with 48 medals 20 gold, 21 silver and seven bronze were just sixth in the total point standings with 488. The Carifta Swimming Championships began in 1985 organised by the Amateur Swimming Associations. The meet alternated between countries in the north and south of the Caribbean. In 1985, the inaugural meet was held in the 20-yard pool at the Ursuline Convent in Barbados thanks to the tireless efforts of Dr Noris Procope. The championship was broadened to include the disciplines of water polo and synchronized swimming beginning in the year 2002. Some discussion began on the inclu sion of open water swimming but the plans remain in the preliminary stages. Carifta: Bahamas wins 41 medals, including 12 gold F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 e e DUSTIN TYNES LAURA MORLEY CRYSTAL RAHMING TARYN SMITH SIMONE STURRUP ANDREAS WEECH

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