L OCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE STUDENTS TAKE TO THE STAGE FOR ARTS FESTIVAL ADJUDICATIONS Eric Rose /BIS 1 : C entral Abaco Primary School s tudents sing as a gospel choir during the E Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications. 2 : C entral Abaco Primary School 4 th-6th grade students shout "I am Herod." The students scored a 90 for the choral verse speaking performance. 3 : C entral Abaco Primary S chool 1st-3rd grade students perform a choral verse speaking piece about a talking box of crayons. 1 2 3 FOX TOWN Primary S chool student Liberty Clarke recites a piece at the St Francis de S ales Catholic School. S he was the only stu dent from her school to enter this year. BELOW: St Francis de Sales Catholic School 1st-3rd grade students perform a choral verse speaking piece about a pancake collector.
EDITOR, The Tribune. I have voted for the FNM in the past three general elections. I am not anti-FNM. I dont want anyone believingf or even one moment that I support the opposition. I dont, and I never intend to.T he FNM received three votes out of my house in 2007. I am, however, very dissati sfied with the governments p erformance over the past four years. Right now it appears as if Grand Bahama isnt even a tiny blip on either of the two major political part ies radar. T his island is being treated l ike an underdeveloped Fami ly Island. I wonder if Grand Bahamians are being taken f or granted by the FNM. My brother had worked in A baco for several months in 2 009. He said that that islands economy was thriving. Stopover visitors were everywhere. There were also many e mployment opportunities available to the people of Abaco. M y brother also said that it f elt odd being in a place where things were booming. He, like so many of us, hadb ecome so accustomed to livi ng in a place where the econ omy is bad. Everyone who w anted to work were working. Those who werent working were either lazy or just plain worthless. But at least A baconians have that option, most unemployed Grand Bahamians dont. The people from Abaco are well aware of what is going on in Grand Bahama. One Abaconian lady with a sly smirk on her face told my brother that Freeport is no longer the second city of TheB ahamas, Marsh Harbour is. My brother repudiated her bold and arrogant claim. It appeared as if she was glad Freeports economy was struggling. It was hard, though, for my brother to deny that Freeports economy was experiencing a devastating recession. Or should I call it a depression? P eople talk as if Grand Bahamas economy went south after The United States economy collapsed in 2008 u nder President George W B ushs watch. But nothing could be further from the truth. Grand Bahamas econ-o my started going south after the completion of the Our Lucaya Resort in 2000. T he two major storms in 2 004 only exacerbated an a lready dire situation. That year saw the closure o f the Royal Oasis. Over 1200 persons were placed on the unemployment line after thec losure of that resort, which h ad been for decades the economic lifeblood of this island. Right now Grand Bahama r eally needs the government to give this island its undivided attention, before it getsw orse. Perhaps the Prime Minister should seriously consider moving Parliament to F reeport, if only for one year. Maybe then the leaders of this country would get a firsthand look at what Grand Bahami a ns are really going through. Right now I dont think the government really appreciatesh ow severe the situation in Grand Bahama is. This reces sion has turned many former m iddle-class Grand Bahamians to paupers. Persons have now resorted to playing num bers to make ends meet. Even C hristians are buying num bers. The economy is in shambles. How did it get this bad? What has happened to Grand Bahama? Freeport can no longer be considered the magic city. G rand Bahama has seen no major investment in ten years. The PLP were able to attractM r Bobby Ginn to the island during their tenure in office. But the Ginn developmenth as hit a major snag in recent years. It now appears that that development is nothing more than a mere pipe dream. The Our Lucaya Resort has also had its share of chal lenges since it opened its doors in 2000. Our Lucaya is the only major resort on the island, yet the owners of that resort have struggled for years to even keep the occupancy level at 40 per cent throughout the year. The Sandals Resort in Exuma is doing far better than Our Lucaya. How can this be? Grand Bahama is closer to America than Exuma. And Grand Bahama has more amenities than Exuma. The resort in Bimini is doing wayb etter than Our Lucaya. Again, how is this possible? Understand, this is our onlym ajor resort, yet the government sits idly by as it goes toh ell in a hand basket. G rand Bahamas economy i snt dying, it has already died. Rigor mortis has already set in. If you were to pay close attention to the PLP and the FNM, you would hear a bsolutely nothing positive for t his island. They have no p lans to resuscitate Grand B ahamas dead economy. All the-PLP and the FNM s eems to be fixated on is the BTC sales deal to Cable andW ireless. The PLP has even t hreatened to reverse that deal if re-elected to power in the next general election. Put bluntly, who cares? G rand Bahamians have more urgent matters that need addressing. I for oned ont care if the government h ad chosen to sell 100 per cent of BTC to CWC. Right now on Grand Bahama theu nemployment rate is probab ly flirting dangerously close to 30 per cent. Yet the only i ssue the two major parties want to talk about is BTC and CWC. Right now on this island y ou have persons losing their homes. I know of one man who has already received an eviction letter from his bank. I know of another gentleman who was thinking about killing himself. He was broke and unemployed. And then I hear stories of Grand Bahamian women prostitut-i ng themselves to make ends meet. Yet the PLP and the FNM are busy beating their gums over this BTC sale! There was a time in Freeport when persons held two and three jobs at a time. Those days are long gone. Right now if you have a small part time job, you are highly favoured by the Lord. Even the gas pump attendant jobs are difficult to get nowadays in Freeport. Maybe the Abaconian lady with the sly smirk on her face was right. Maybe Freeport is no longer the second city. Maybe Marsh Harbour is! KEVIN EVANS Grand Bahama, April, 2011. E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 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 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm WASHINGTON At last, something b ig to celebrate and lift America's mood. A nation surly over rising gas prices, stubbornly high unemployment and nasty partisan politics poured into the streets to wildly cheer President Barack Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted man, had been killed by U.S. forces after a decade-long manhunt. The outcome could not have come at a better time for Obama, sagging in the polls as he embarks on his re-election campaign. For now, at least, he is assured of a big political boost, something that could strengthen hishand as he heads into a big battle over federal spending with Republicans who control the House. Outside the White House, hundreds of people chanted "U-S-A! U-S-A!" and waved American flags. And in New York City at ground zero, where al-Qaida downed the twin towers, a crowd broke out into song, including renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "I'm Proud to be an American." The joyous response won't last forever but on this day, the nation's spirits were lift ed and a country sharply divided along partisan lines seemed united much as it was in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks that bin Laden orchestrated. That was not lost on Obama. "Let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today's achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people," Obama said Sunday in a late night statement urging the nation to come together again. Former President George W. Bush had promised to get bin Laden dead or alive but wasn't able to achieve his goal. Obama picked up the challenge and, as a candidate for pres ident, vowed that "We will kill bin Laden." Obama's persistence and success makes it more difficult for political foes to question whether he is tough enough to do whatever it takes to keep America safe, and whether he's experienced enough to be com mander in chief. For Republicans seeking the presidency, it will more difficult to question his strength on national security and foreign policy. Perhaps reflecting Obama's enhanced standing if not new found respect, even Republicans praised him. Said Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republi can in the House: "I commend President Obama who has followed the vigilance of President Bush in bringing bin Laden to jus tice." And former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawl enty, an all-but-declared presidential candidate, congratulated Obama for "a job well done." Beyond America, bin Laden's death sends a clear signal to the rest of the world about the persistence of U.S. power and that no one is beyond the United States' reach. To that end, Obama put the world on notice, saying: "We will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies." But while bin Laden's death closes one chapter in the U.S. war against terrorism, it also opens others and raises a slew of questions. Will the relationship between Pakistan and the United States be strong or weak once the dust settles? The United States did not give Pakistan advance notice that American forces would stage the raid. Bin Laden was found living in a huge fortified compound in an affluent Pakistani town about 60 miles from Islamabad. The com pound was located about 100 yards from the gates of a Pakistani military academy certain to raise questions about al-Qaida's ability to build a custom-made hideout in such proximity. Will bin Laden's killing make the United States more likely to pull its troops out of Afghanistan? The 2001 attacks occurred on George W. Bush's watch, and triggered the war in Afghanistan as the United States went after bin Laden. As president, Obama made the Afghanistan war a top priority, and boosted the numbers of troops there. But many Democrats no longer support that war, and even some Republicans want to withdraw troops. Will al-Qaida try to exact revenge on the country that killed its leader and hit U.S. soil again? Bin Laden's death was a major blow to alQaida foot soldiers. Even so, the State Department put U.S. embassies on alert and warned of the "enhanced potential for antiAmerican violence given recent counterterrorism activity in Pakistan." Said Obama: "There's no doubt that alQaida will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad." And, for now, at least united. (This article was written by Liz Sidoti, AP National Political Writer). Freeport can no longer be considered the second city LETTERS l email@example.com Bin Laden death gives USreason to cheer 35,6&,//$0$< &$57:5,*+7RI:LQGVRU6WUHHW3 1DVVDX%DKDPDV EDITOR, The Tribune. An illegal immigrant child is allowed to go to school in the Bahamas, allowed hospital visits and then graduate from high school and with good grades too. How can it be now that this child has to be sent back to his country of birth on applying for a passport at age 18? This seems absurd and very hypocritical to say the least. I submit that this continuous narrowminded policy will not solve our immigration problem. Nor will the futile immigration raids, which are executed periodically. We must find out who is here through a massive policy change. Immigration Director, Jack Thompson, stated a few months ago that there are no hard figures on the total number of illegal immigrants in the country. This I believe is the crux of our immigration problem in the Bahamas. The government can make a policy decision that requires every person in the Bahamas to carry an identity card. This will make raids more effective because once relevant authorities sus pect you; all you do is present your card. Persons unable to pre sent a valid card need to be thoroughly investigated by authorities and then appropriate measures taken as needed. Data from traffic stops, hospital visits, police records and expired work permits are all at the disposal of the government agencies. Through policy, we can integrate all of this information and through data analysis become more effective in fighting this immigration problem. Furthermore, stiffer penalties for lawbreakers and placing two to three Defence Force craft on permanent patrol in Inagua will assist with our immigration problem. Moreover, I must point out that illegal immigrants are of many nationalities, be they mulatto, white or black. Finally, how about allowing competent Ministers of Immigration to do their job for a change? DEHAVILLAND L MOSS Nassau, April 29, 2011 The crux of our immigration problem
B y DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPORT Community activist Troy Garvey announced that there arep lans to create a private c ommittee to oversee the care carried out by medical personnel at the Rand Memorial Hospital. Mr Garvey stressed that doctors have a duty of care for the safety and well being of patients. He said they area lso bound by the Hippocratic Oath to practise medicine ethically. Both of these obligations, he alleges, were violated on April 25 when a patient who was seriously ill went unat-t ended by doctors for some four hours at the Rand. Mr Garvey alleged that doctors failed to fulfil a duty to care for Roger Russell, a p atient who was taken to Accident and Emergency w ith a rapid heart rate and high blood pressure. He said Russell was taken to the hospital at 2pm. His blood pressure was 160 over 9 7 with a rapid heart rate a nd he had also experienced s ymptoms of dizziness and fainting, but was not seen by doctors until 6pm, Garveyc omplained. Mr Garvey had accompan ied Russell to the hospital. He said two doctors were on d uty at the time. The nurse went to the doctor and showed him Rus s ells chart and he did nothing. She went to the second doctor and explained what was going on and still nothing had been done, he alleged. I sat there and I watched for one hour as those two d octors stand there doing nothing, he claimed. Garvey claimed that he confronted the doctors. Hes aid when Russell was finally seen by doctors, he was p ut on a drip. He went through three bags of drips before being discharged at 11pm. Mr Garvey said he has f iled a complaint with Dr Bartlette, chief medical offi cer at the Rand Memorial Hospital. He is calling for an investigation into his complaints about the care of Roger Rus s ell at the Rand Memorial Hospital on April 25. Mr Garvey noted that while there are many good doctors and nurses at the Rand, there are a few who s hould be weeded out. M r Garvey said there have been many allegations of negligence at the Rando ver the years. He said patients often complain of long waiting time and prefe rential treatment. H e said there are complaints of similar incidents at the Princess Margaret Hos p ital that must also be addressed. Mr Garvey said a town meeting will be held this week at the Kingdom Harvest Global Ministries at the rear of the Churchill Building downtown so persons can voice their concerns regardi ng public health care on the island. The hospital administrator has been invited toa ttend. I want the public to k now that doctors have something called the Hippocratic Oath that they take, and they also have a duty of care to patients, he said. We cannot allow doctors or medical professionals to sit by while people suffer and die for lack of medical treatment, he said. If there is a shortage of staff we need to correct thatb ecause we cannot allow patients to come to the emergency room and sit by to wait because of lack of staff. We are looking to put a private committee together t o overlook the care that is c arried out in the Rand, Mr Garvey said. Mr Garvey said that Mr R ussell is considering taking legal action. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011, PAGE 5 F REEPORT Acknowledging the great need for more medical laboratory professionals in the Bahamas, Minister of EducationD esmond Bannister pledged that his ministry will do all it can to help grow their field. Mr Bannisters comments came during the opening ceremony for the Grand Bahama Health Services National Medical Laboratory Professional Week last Wednesday. Addressing laboratory professionals assemb led in the foyer of the Rand Memorial Hosp ital, the minister commended the group for i ts efforts to educate the Bahamian public about the need to attract more persons tot he field of medical technology. H e said that the time and climate lends itself for discussions because of the world interest in forensic medicine and research,a nd its role in solving crime and finding solut ions to diseases and illnesses. Minister Bannister noted that with the airing of such shows as CSI, Forensic Files, ColdC ase and others, the entertainment industry has generated great interest and excitement in the field. He said those fictional characters and sce n arios can be associated with real life suc c esses of medical scientists who have achieved numerous breakthroughs in medical technology. The Education Minister took note of a fact that the shortage of qualified laboratory personnel is greater than that of nurses and physicians, and that research shows that 50p er cent of the current laboratory science practitioners will retire in the next seven years. He also said that there are insufficient programmes that currently exist to meet thed emands of the healthcare sector. Firstly, I would say that we are fortunate but mindful that we have seven years to turn the tide, or seven years to fix the problem.S even years is not a lot of time, however, so collectively we must be unwavering in our efforts to keep this issue alive in the minds of the policy makers, he said. Pointing out the Ministry of Educations role in the health field, he said the foundation for any profession is knowledge and education, and therefore a system must be put in place to provide the services for all, including the medical technology field. Mr Bannister added that in 2008, the Ministry of Education collaborated with the Min istry of Health and the Public Hospitals Authority to establish the Allied Health Cadet Programme to expose students to and interest them in the health care sector. According to the minister, the most sust ainable programme they have launched thus far is the Magnet Pre-Allied Health Programme at the C R Walker and C V BethelH igh Schools. Students from junior high schools are assessed to determine whether they have the aptitude to be successful for the programme. The reason for this selectivity is because t he field of medical technology is a highly skilled and demanding field, and students interest, capabilities and academic perfor m ances must be aligned with this career path, he stated. The students who are selected for that programme, the minister explained, study biol-o gy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, language arts, pre-applied health, Spanish and physical education. It is anticipated that after they complete the p rogramme they will go on to college to pursue courses which would earn them a degree and certification in such fields as emergency m edical technology, phlebotomy and medical technologist. Mr Bannister also applauded medical technologists for sounding the alarm concerning the future of the profession and the urgent need to address this situation. It is important that the Ministry of Education work with you, the experts, in this field to ensure that the academics and pro grammes that we set up for our students to enter these fields are synchronised. At Education we welcome this partnership, he said. Minister:Great need for more medical laboratory professionals in Bahamas MINISTEROF E DUCATION D esmond B annister speaks d uring the opening ceremony for the Grand Bahama Health Services National Medical Laboratory Professional Week l ast Wednesday. I I t t i i s s i i m m p p o o r r t t a a n n t t t t h h a a t t t t h h e e M M i i n n i i s s t t r r y y o o f f E E d d u u c c a a t t i i o o n n w w o o r r k k w w i i t t h h y y o o u u , t t h h e e e e x x p p e e r r t t s s , i i n n t t h h i i s s f f i i e e l l d d t t o o e e n n s s u u r r e e t t h h a a t t t t h h e e a a c c a a d d e e m m i i c c s s a a n n d d p p r r o o g g r r a a m m m m e e s s t t h h a a t t w w e e s s e e t t u u p p f f o o r r o o u u r r s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s t t o o e e n n t t e e r r t t h h e e s s e e f f i i e e l l d d s s a a r r e e s s y y n n c c h h r r o o n n i i s s e e d d . Plans for private committee to oversee care work at the Rand Memorial Hospital Community activist calls for investigation
L OCAL NEWS PAGE 6, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE CUSTOMER NOTICECOMMERCIAL CLIENTSPleasebeadvisedthatScotiabank (BahamasLimitedhasrevisedits Commercial Rates and Fee Schedule. Thesechangeswillbecomeeffective June 1, 2011. Forfurtherinformation,please contact your Relationship Ofcer. CONCERNED residents and business persons from eastern Grand Bahama joined with police and government agencies in a bid to improve community awareness. Some thirty persons participated in the c ampaign headed by Superintendent Welb ourne Bootle of the Eastern Division, and hosted at the High Rock Primary S chool on Thursday. ASP Loretta Mackey said: The Neighb orhood Team of the Eastern Division held a Community Awareness Campaign in partnership with the Local Government Office, East Grand Bahama Administrator and the High Rock Urban Renewal Office. The participants, representing various settlements from Gold Rock Creek to High Rock, completed surveys and voiced c oncerns while hearing from authorities o n community awareness initiatives and the youth programme. A SP Mackey said: This meeting is the first in a series for the residents and busin ess operators for the Eastern Communities to hear the concerns and to improve the relationship as they move forward. BAHAMIAN actress Jeanene Fox has landed a role in another Italianm ini-series. Ms Fox is in the midst of building an acting career in Europe. Being cast as an investigative reporter in the mini-series, The Bodyg uard, marks the second n otable role she has earned in Italy. She also appeared recently in the Italian fea-t ure comedy, AmeriQua. In The Bodyguard, Ms Fox plays a member of an i nvestigative news team f rom Los Angeles that travels to the island of Mal ta to report on a complex m urder case. Tension soon rises as the team uncovers many truthst hat have serious implicat ions for the islands justice system. Eventually, they are forced to hire a bodyg uard to protect them as they reveal the truth about the case. T he television miniseries will be released in Italy in the Fall, 2011. The thriller has also been sold to Germany, Spain, England and the United States. BAHAMIAN ACTRESS LANDS ROLE IN I TALIAN MINI-SERIES MINI-SERIES: JEANENE FOX Residents and police in bid to improve community awareness
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011, PAGE 7 FILM lovers who missed screenings of the award-win ning romantic comedy Hello Lonesome at the Bahamas International Film Festival in December are invited to see it again this week. A one-off screening of the first feature-length film by writer, director and producer Adam Reid is the second tobe featured in BIFFs monthly film series sponsored by First Caribbean International Banks wealth management section. Not only did the critically acclaimed film snap up the BIFF New Visions Award for best feature, it has won acclaim at festivals across North America for its cinematography, screenplay, and audience popularity. The Los Angeles Film Festival presented the film with an award for best ensemble. Laughter The film is said to be an enchanting mixture of laughter and longing as the audience follows six flawed yet endearing individuals whose lives are intertwined as they search to fulfil the age-old desire to love and be loved. A single urbanite who meets a girl online finds their new relationship is put to the ultimate test, while a subur ban widow gets more than she was looking for when she loses her license and leans on her neighbour for support, and voice-over artist Bill Soap, starts to make amends for being a lousy father. Hello Lonesome will be released in select theatres on May 27 and nationwide on June 1. It will be shown at Galleria Cinemas in JFK Drive on Thursday at 8pm. By LAMECH JOHNSON D EPARTMENT of Public Service staff learned the importance of teamwork at their first of four group dynamics and t eam building sessions at the department s Meeting Street office last week. D onella Bodie, permanent secretary of the department and organizer of thee vent, says the sessions are to help the s taff through the transitions the department is currently going through and to keep the teamwork intact. "This is the first in four sessions. It's to help us through this transition point. We've had a number of changes and I just want to ensure that we commenced t he building of this dynamic and strong t eam again. And I think we got off to a great start today." R ochelle Lightbourne, senior manage r of training at the Bahamas Telecomm unications Company was the guest speaker for the forum. She spoke of the importance of teamwork in the public service. Goal "Effective teamwork goes beyond indi vidual accomplishments. It is when each person harmonizes their contribution andw orks toward a common goal," she said. Mrs. Lightbourne said that teamwork is especially important for the departmentb ecause "this department actually shapes the public service." Mrs Lightbourne began her career in the public service and went through as eries of assignments until ending up at B TC where she is in charge of training. Throughout the presentation, the guest speaker referred to the perception thep ublic has of the service based on one negative experience they may have encountered with a civil servant and use that to generalize all of them "as rude orl azy." Other topics discussed during the ses sion were personalities, genuine caring for co-workers, socializing, passion aboutt he job and meeting the departments goals. "The vision for the public service is bigger than you." There were also team exercises that separated the staff into six groups. "Teamwork starts with you as an indi v idual. Individuals make up a team. You h ave to work on you first." Mrs. Bodie asked for the staff for 100 per cent commitment to working effec t ively to meeting their work deadlines and hoped that the sessions would encourage the workers. Three more building sessions at the department will complete the programme. Department of Public Service learn importance of teamwork BIFF MONTHL Y FILM SERIES TO SHOW HELLO LONESOME ROCHELLE LIGHTBOURNE senior manager of training at the Bahamas TelecommunicationsC ompany was the guest speaker
RUM CAY residents spent April 16, recognised around the world as Earth Week, working together in an effort to eradicate the invasive Beach Naupaka (Scaevola taccada from the island. The removal project was spearheaded and funded by long-time winter residents Sue and Oscar Davis. Dickey Cash, Fabian Pratt and Ervan Saunders comprised the main removal team, while Alphonso Thompson and Roberto Bethel worked at individual home sites. Josie Harding provided a truck to help pull out the deep-seated roots. Homeowners were asked to voluntarily agree to eliminate this destructive invasive species from their properties, and the removal team helped anyone who asked for assistance. Elimination of the stubborn Scaevola plant required great physical exertion. Depending upon the location of the plant, the removal team pulled, dug up and/or burned the Scaevola in an effort to protect the island from its further spread. The Davis presented replacement plants to partici pating homeowners and also provided St ChristophersA nglican Church with colourful new landscaping. As an herbalist who has maintained a home on Rum Cay since the early 1970s, Mrs Davis said she maintains a keen interest in native flora and bush medicine, and is passionate about respecting the islands ecosystem. Over the years, she has spearheaded community projects to clean up the canal entrance to the salt pond, planted trees in the local park, and has promoted the preservation of historic boundary walls throughout the island. Shoreline She recently observed that a new, unusual light green leafy plant had sprouted along the shoreline. Scaevola had been introduced to the island about 10 years ago by residents as a landscaping plant because it was salt and drought tolerant, and therefore easy to grow. Scaevola is a large bushy shrub native to southeastern Asia, eastern Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. It was promoted in the 1970s and 80s for use in beach stabilisation projects and coastal landscapes, but has now been found to displace native dune vegetation, including sea oats. This very aggressive invasive species can reach heights of 16 feet and spreads rapidly. It engulfed several homes on Rum Cay and was in need of constant pruning, leading Mrs Davis to contact the Bahamas National Trust for advice and information. Further consultation was given by Keith Bishop of Islands By Design in Nassau, who conducted the environmental impact assessment for the Mon tana resort project on Rum Cay; and Dr Ethan Freid, assistant professor of Biology at the University of Tampa. Dr Freid hasp reviously lectured at the Col lege of the Bahamas and is a member of the BNTs Science Advisory Committee. All the experts recommended eradication of the Scaveola while there was still time to pre vent its spread to the mangroves and shorelines of the island. Once the Rum Cay community had been educated about the destructive nature of this plant, the eradication project was initiated. To date, some 80 per cent of the islands residents have cooperated with removal efforts and will continue to monitor their properties and unoccupied land for new growth. Studies Scaveolas bright green leaf, white flower and white fruit make it easy to identify. While its leaf pattern looks similar to the native Inkberry (which produces black fruit) the Scaevola plant leaf is not as stiff and grows at a much more rapid rate. The round, elliptical fruit or berries can float for up to a year, spreading along coastlines, canal banks, mangroves and inland shorelines. Studies have shown that seeds treated with saline solutions germinate rapidly after exposure to fresh water. This aggressive predatory plant has colonised wild beaches in Florida, the Cayman Islands and several Bahamian Islands. In Florida, the propagation and distribution of the plant has been prohibited since 2007. Despite literature compiled and distributed by the Bahamas Environmental, Science and Technology Commission (BEST yet been banned in the Bahamas. With complete disregard for its ability to overcome welladapted native plant species, Scaevola is currently being sold by some nurseries in Nassau asa landscape plant, and can be found in many upscale communities on New Providence. Rum Cay residents realise that their work over the last two weeks is just the beginning of eradicating this plant from their island, Mrs Davis said. In order for the eradication to be effective, complete cooperation from all community members is necessary. We are discussing ways to monitor and protect the island from further invasion and undertake additional management efforts as needed. L OCAL NEWS PAGE 8, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Our people are our competitive advantage.At Butterfield, we pride ourselves on being approachable, disciplined and proactive. If you embody these qualities and have the necessary experience, you may be the one were looking for.Head of Business Development Group Trust, Caribbean RegionButterfield has an exciting opportunity for an assertive, proactive, experienced and enthusiastic business development professional, with a drive for developing business and results. The successful candidate will be responsible for business development for Butterfield Trust, Group-wide, and in particular the Bahamas and Cayman businesses. Candidates should have a confident and consultative approach to business development. Practical knowledge and experience will have been developed over at least ten years in fiduciary business relevant to the North American and Latin American markets, dealing primarily with high and ultra-high net worth families. Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills are essential. Ideally, the candidate will be a qualified lawyer, accountant and/or TEP with a trust and business development background. He or she will be fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese, and have experience dealing with fiduciary structuring for families with connections to North America and selected countries in Latin America.THE BAHAMAS | BARBADOS | BERMUDA | CAYMAN ISLANDS | GUERNSEY | SWITZERLAND | UNITED KINGDOMPlease apply by 20 May 2011 to: Debbie Garland, Head of Human Resources Butterfield Bank (Bahamas Montague Sterling Centre, East Bay Street P.O. Box N-3242, Nassau, Bahamas Tel (242 email@example.com www.butterfieldgroup.com FOR the past four years members of Her Majestys Prison SpecialS ecurity Services Unit have gone to West Virginia to participate in an annual Mock Prison Riot training course, held at the former West Virginia State Penitentiary, inM oundsville, West Virginia. As in previous years, a contingent of officers consisting of Chief Officer Anthony Mortimer, S ergeants Manuel J acques, Aldrin Sears, C orporals Foster Ferguson, Audley Rahming, Vasco Johnson, Alfreda Skinner-Rolle, JudyW hymms and Officers David Rolle and Sancto Kelly left Nassau on Frid ay to participate in the 1 5th annual Mock Prison Riot Training course, which opened Sunday andc ontinues through Wednesday. Prison officers from around the w orld will participate. T he Certification training will offer workshops in Cell Entry, CellE xtraction, Fitness for Law Enforcement and Corrections, Interior Dist urbance Control, K-9 T racking, Officer Survival Active Defence Level 1, Tactical Communication, N egotiation at Cell Door, Tactical Breaching and Tactical Emergency Care. P rison Superintend ent, Dr. Elliston Rahming is always enthusiast ic when staff members are engaged in personal and professional development training courses.T his, he believes, will assist in creating a workforce that is well trained and diversified. HMP SPECIAL SECURITY SERVICES UNIT HEADS TO WEST VIRGINIA FOR TRAINING Rum Cay residents tackle invasive plant Collaborative effort helps commemorate Earth Week
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Associated Press RENEEmilio Ponce, a Salvadoran army general and former defense minister accused of ordering the 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests and two others during the country's civil war, died on Monday. He was 64. Ponce who faced an investigation in Spain for crimes against humanity died of heart failure in a hospital in San Salvador, the Defense Department said in a statement. A U.N. truth commission report released in 1992 found Ponce ordered the killings of the Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter when Ponce was a colonel in the Salvadoran army. The priests, who worked at the Jesuit-run Universidad Centroameri cana, had been suspected of sympathizing with the country's leftist rebel movement. A U.S. congressional investigation found they had been rousted from their beds and shot by soldiers in the killings, which sparked international outrage. Ponce was promoted to general the year after the massacre. He was defense minister from 1990 to 1993. Nine military officials and troops, not including Ponce, who were members of the U.S.-trained Atlacatl Battalion were tried in the slay ings in El Salvador, but only two were convicted. Both were freed in 1993 because of an amnesty law passed to accompany a peace treaty ending the war. In 2009, Spanish Judge Eloy Velasco ordered an investigation of Ponce and 13 other Salvadoran military officials accused of involvement in the killings. No charges were ever filed against Ponce. More than 75,000 people were killed during the 12year civil war between leftist guerrillas and a succession of U.S.-backed rightist gov ernments. That war ended in 1991. Many of the victims were civilians suspected of leftist sympathies slain by death squads linked to the mili tary. Among them were a number of Roman Catholic priests and nuns. Salvador general accused of Jesuit killings dies IN THIS Sept. 9, 2003 file photo, Gen. Rene Emilio Ponce is sworn in as president of the Association of Military Veter ans in San Salvador, El Salvador. The for mer defense minister of El Salvador who faced a lawsuit in Spain for crimes against humanity, died Monday at age 64 at the Military Hospital in San Salvador. I NTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 10, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Honda to cut production of new Civic, other models In brief TRIPOLI, Libya Associated Press LIBYANS shouting for revenge buried Moammar Gadhafi's second youngest son to the thundering sound of anti-aircraft fire Monday,a s South Africa warned that the NATO bombing that killed him would only bring more violence. Libya's leader did not attend the tumultuous funera l of 29-year-old Seif al-Arab, but older brothers Seif alIslam and Mohammed paidt heir respects, thronged by a crowd of several thousand. J ostling to get closer to the c offin, draped with a green Libyan flag, mourners flashed victory signs and chanted Revenge, revenge for you, L ibya." Three of Gadhafi's grandchildren, an infant and twot oddlers, also died in Saturday's attack, which NATO says targeted one of the r egime's command and cont rol centers. Gadhafi and his w ife were in the compound at the time, but escaped u nharmed, Libyan officials said, accusing the alliance of trying to assassinate theL ibyan leader. N ATO officials have denied they are hunting Gadhafi to break the battlefield stalemate between Gadhafi's troops and rebels trying for the past 10 weeks to deposeh im. Rebels largely control eastern Libya, while Gadhafi has clung to much of the west, i ncluding the capital, Tripoli. Fierce battles have raged in Misrata, a besieged rebel-held city in western Libya, which has been shelled by Libyan forces every day in recent weeks. Records at one hospi-t al showed that at least eight p eople were killed and 54 injured in shelling on Monday that lasted all morning and for a brief period during the afternoon. Rebels have repeatedly c alled on NATO to use more firepower against Libyan t roops. "We call on the world to deal with Gadhafi just as they dealt with bin Laden," said a Misrata doctor, referring to the killing of terror m astermind Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. f orces early Monday. The doctor only gave his first name, Aiman, for fear of reprisals. Under a U.N. mandate, NATO'S role is to protectL ibyan civilians, but the intern ational community has increasingly disagreed about what that entails. Western p olitical leaders have called for Gadhafi's ouster, prompting warnings from Russia,C hina and others that regime change must not be the objective of NATO'S bombing campaign, now in its second month. Responding to the attack on Gadhafi compound, SouthA frica said Monday that "attacks on leaders and officials can only result in the escalation of tensions and conflicts on all sides and makef uture reconciliation difficult." On Sunday, Russia accused NATO of a "disproportionate use of force" and called for an immediate cease-fire. S outh Africa has attempted to mediate between Gadhafi and the rebels, proposing a cease-fire and dialogue. Rebel leaders have said they willo nly lay down their arms once Gadhafi and his family leave, but Gadhafi has refused. Mourners demand revenge in Libya after NATO strike I N THIS M arch 2, 2011 file photo, Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi gestures to supporters as he speaks i n Tripoli, Libya. Gadhafi survived a NATO missile strike Saturday, April 30, 2011 that killed his youngest s on and three grandchildren and wounded friends and relatives, Libya's spokesman said. (AP DETROIT Associated Press HONDA Motor Co. w arned U.S. dealers Monday t hat it will run short of popular models such as the Civic compact later this summer because of parts shortages caused by Japan's earthquake. It said normal production m ay not return until the end o f the year. Honda will significantly cut production of the new 2012 Civic, the sixth most popularc ar in the U.S., through the s ummer, if not longer. In addition, the 2012 version of the CR-V small SUV w ill be delayed by at least a month this fall. To make up for shortages, Honda willk eep making the 2011 version. Both vehicles are made in North America, but like other automakers, Honda must cut production because it's running low on Japanese imports of chips, sensors ando ther parts. Japanese plants that supply them were damaged by the March 11 earth-q uake or hampered by power outages. Nearly every major auto c ompany has had to idle fact ories due to shortages. Honda, Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. have beenh it particularly hard. Supply companies are scrambling to build their parts elsewhere, but setting up alternate fact ories takes months. Honda, which makes 80 percent of the vehicles sold i n North American at plants in the region, also said it will be able to import only a lim i ted number of Japan-built c ars in the U.S. That means dealers won't be able to order the Fit subcompact, and theC R-Z, Insight and Civic gaselectric hybrids until later in the year. Our goal remains to nor malize overall production sometime around the end of the year," John Mendel, exec u tive vice president of sales for American Honda, wrote in the dealer memo. S hortages also will cut supply of some Acuras, Honda's luxury cars. Dealers won't bea ble to order the TSX small car and wagon and the RL large sedan until later in they ear, the memo said. The shortages come at a time when gasoline in the U.S. is hitting $4 a gallon in 13s tates. That normally drives up sales of fuel-efficient models from Honda and Toyota. Honda spokeswoman Christina Ra conceded that the production cuts could send some buyers to other brands, but she said some buyers might be willing to wait. "We can certainly beef up production once things get back to normal," she said. Honda sold nearly 67,000 Civics through March, up 21 percent from last year. Sales of the CR-V, which ranks No. 11 in U.S. sales, were up 58 percent to just over 57,000 through March. Some industry analysts think production cuts by Japanese automakers could help General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai and other automakers that have not been hit as hard by parts shortages. GM, Ford and Hyundai have far better entries in the compact car market than in past years, and buyers who would automatically have bought a Honda or Toyota may end up trying other brands. Mendel's memo said Honda would have to stop taking orders for some paint colors due to lack of a certain shiny pigment made only in Japan. Ra said the colors are types of red, blue, dark gray and white. Last month Honda said it would slow down production at its 10 U.S. and Canadian auto factories into at least early May because of shortages. The company still says none of its 21,000 North American factory workers will be laid off. Toyota has made similar moves in North America. SALEH MWANAMILONGO, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo An overcrowded boat capsized in Congo, witnesses said, leaving at least 106 people missing in the latest transporta t ion tragedy in this vast Central African country of jungles and huge rivers. The boat carrying passengers and merchandise sank on the Kasai River in Kasai-Occidental province, local resident Vickie Ndaye said Monday. The mayor of the town in south-central Congo where it happened confirmed the disaster but did not immediately offer any further details. Another boat capsized last year on that same river, a tributary of the Congo River, leaving as many as 200 people dead. Investigators later said there were four times as many people onboard that vessel as the passenger list claimed, and that the boat operators bribed officials to allow them to overload it. Congo suffered back-to-back civil wars beginning in the late 1990s and today has only 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) of paved roads in a country the size of Western Europe. The Congo River is the only real highway in the vast country. Barges traverse the river like floating villages crowded with up to 2,000 people, mainly traders and their goods, from bags of sorghum to barrels of palm oil. It can take weeks to get from the river's source in the south to Kinshasa, the capital, meandering in a scythe-like arc. The river is nearly 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers and about 10 miles (16 kilometers Since barely anyone can afford to fly, travelers in Congo ride on boats and barges not intended for people even if they do not know how to swim, sleeping at night next to sacks of maize and piles of timber amid the stench of fish. The boats are often in poor repair and filled beyond capacity, and the industry is not well-regulated. Authorities said at least 72 people were missing after a boat capsized on a lake in eastern Congo a week ago. MALE, Maldives Anti-government protesters in the Maldives and a group supporting the regime clashed on the streets of the capital, and police used tear gas to try to control the violence. Several people were arrested, and some government buildings were damaged. Thousands of people gathered at a main inter section in the capital, Male, for a third straight night Monday for an overnight protest against government inaction in controlling rising prices, alleged mismanagement and wasteful spending. They have been demanding that President Mohamad Nasheed step down. But clashes erupted after a group of government supporters attacked the protesters with rocks. Both sides then hurled rocks and bottles, prompting police to use tear gas to disperse them. It was not immediately known whether anyone was injured. Later, the protesters briefly gathered at a different location, but police dispersed them again. Disgruntled protesters then started fires on the roads and attacked government buildings, police spokesman Ahmed Shiyam said. He said six protesters were arrested. Opposition spokesman Mohammed Shareef said organizers called off the protests for the night after police dispersed them. He denied attacks on government buildings, blaming instead people with violent backgrounds who infiltrated the crowds. The protesters are mainly upset over the government's decision last month to allow the Maldivian currency, the Rufiyaa, to float against the U.S. dollar. A sudden devaluation of the currency has resulted in higher prices for essential commodities, most of which are imported. Nasheed was elected president in 2008 in the country's first multiparty election after 30 years of authoritarian rule by Maumoon Abdul Gay oom, who is credited with developing the country into a popular tourist attraction. Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago of 1,200 islets, has a population of around 300,000. 106 missing in latest boat tragedy on Congo river Anti-government protest turns violent in Maldives DETENTION: Maldives police officers detain female protesters during a protest in Male, Maldives, Sunday, May 1, 2011. Maldives police used tear gas and batons to break up a protest early Sunday demanding that President Mohamad Nasheed step down. Dozens of people were injured and many were arrested. S i n a n H u s s a i n / A P P h o t o
ADAM GOLDMAN, Associated Press MATT APUZZO, Associated Press WASHINGTON When one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted aides picked up the phone last year, he unknowingly led U.S. pursuers to the doorstep of his boss, the world's most wanted terrorist. That phone call, recounted S unday by a U.S. official, ended a years-long search for bin Laden's personal courier, the key break in a worldwide manhunt. The courier, in turn, led U.S. intelligence to a walled compound in northeast Pakistan, where a team of Navy SEALs shot bin Laden to death. The violent final minutes were the culmination of years of intelligence work. Inside the CIA team hunting bin Laden, it always was clear that bin Laden's vulnerability was his couriers. He was too smart to let al-Qaida foot soldiers, or even his senior commanders, know his hideout. But if he wanted to get his messages out, somebody had to carry them, someone bin Laden trusted with his life. In a secret CIA prison in Eastern Europe years ago, alQaida's No. 3 leader, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, gave authorities the nicknames of several of bin Laden's couriers, four former U.S. intelligence officials said. Those names were among thousands of leads the CIA was pursuing. One man became a particular interest for the agency when another detainee, Abu Faraj alLibi, told interrogators that when he was promoted to succeed Mohammed as al-Qaida's operational leader he received the word through a courier. Only bin Laden would have given al-Libi that promotion, CIA officials believed. If they could find that courier, they'd find bin Laden. The revelation that intelligence gleaned from the CIA's so-called black sites helped kill bin Laden was seen as vindica tion for many intelligence offi cials who have been repeatedly investigated and criticized for their involvement in a program that involved the harshest inter rogation methods in U.S. history. "We got beat up for it, but those efforts led to this great day," said Marty Martin, a retired CIA officer who for years led the hunt for bin Laden. Mohammed did not reveal the names while being subjected to the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding, former officials said. He identified them many months later under standard interrogation, they said, leav ing it once again up for debate as to whether the harsh technique was a valuable tool or an unnecessarily violent tactic. It took years of work for intelligence agencies to identify the courier's real name, which officials are not disclosing. When they did identify him, he was nowhere to be found. The CIA's sources didn't know where he was hiding. Bin Laden was famously insistent that no phones or computers be used near him, so the eavesdroppers at the National Security Agency kept coming up cold. Then in the middle of last year, the courier had a telephone conversation with someone who was being monitored by U.S. intelligence, according to an American official, who like others interviewed for this story spoke only on condition of anonymity to discuss the sen sitive operation. The courier was located somewhere away from bin Laden's hideout when he had the discussion, but it was enough to help intelligence officials locate and watch him. In August 2010, the courier unknowingly led authorities to a compound in the northeast Pakistani town of Abbottabad, where al-Libi had once lived. The walls surrounding the property were as high as 18 feet and topped with barbed wire. Intelligence officials had known about the house for years, but they always suspected that bin Laden would be surrounded by heavily armed security guards. Nobody patrolled the com pound in Abbottabad. INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011, PAGE 11 CONTACT ONE OF OUR PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS TODAY FamGuard Corporate Centre, East Bay & Shirley Streets +242 396-4076 I www.fgnancialbahamas.com Wow!50 crunches. 30 lunges. No rocking chair retirement for you. Thats why your pension plan and investment portfolio need to be as strong and exible as you are. And thats why youve chosen FG Financial. We understand your goals. Its our business to help you achieve them.A member of the FamGuard Group of Companies PENSIONS & MUTUAL FUNDS / are you covered? LINTHICUM, Md. Security is being heightened at Baltimore's airport after the killing of Osama bin Laden, but an airport spokesman says he doesn't expect travellers to be impacted significantly. There was a light volume of travellers and security lines were short Monday morning at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington Inter-n ational Airport, as well as at Reagan National Airport in Washington. Travellers such as Catherine and Rupert Farley of Fredericksburg, V a., recognize that al-Qaida might retaliate but did not consider changing their plans to fly from Washington to the Bahamas. Ben McWhorter of Augusta, Ga., didn't notice any increased security when boarding his flight to BWI and wasn't worried about immediate attacks. He says he will be more concerned in a couple of weeks. AIRPORT SECURITY BOOSTED AFTER DEATH JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DEARBORN, Mich. U.S. Muslims who felt the double sting of personal sadness and public suspicion after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks greeted the news of Osama bin Laden's death with a sense of relief Monday as well as jubila-t ion. His death comes at a time when the Muslim community has been under considerable scrutiny and pressure, with congressional hearings in March on the radicalization of American Muslims, controversy surrounding ongoing plans to build a mosque near the World Trade Center site and allegations that about 20 young men have traveled from the Minneapolis area to Somalia in recent years to join a terror group that the U.S. says is tied to al-Qaida. While divisions always exist in communities as large and diverse as Muslims or Arabs, many said Mondayt hey hoped the news of bin Laden's death would pave the way for the kind of unity in their community and with oth er Americans rarely seen sincet he 9/11 attacks and subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. "I believe this is an important milestone in bringing closure to the deep wound that 9/11 created in America and our community in lower Manhattan," said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who had been working to build an Islamic community center near ground zero before a rift with developers. In Dearborn, where at least one-third of the population can trace its roots to the Middle East, about 20 men of Arab descent gathered very early M onday at a spontaneous rally outside the city hall. They waved American flags, chanted "U-S-A!, U-S-A!" and whooped joyously at passing vehicles. "This is a special day for us, to show Americans we are cel ebrating, we are united," said Ahmed Albedairy, 35, of Dearborn, who came to the U.S. from Iraq in 1996. "We cele brate because of the death of the evil Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. forces." Many Muslims stressed that bin Laden wasn't a true follow er of their faith, and Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, said he hoped the community's response to his death would help "disassociate him from Islam." Abdisalam Adam, board chairman for the Minneapolisbased Islamic Civic Society of America, was among Muslims in Minnesota who said he felt some relief at the news of bin Laden's death. He said the past 10 years have been difficult for Muslims, who feel they always need to explain they are not associated with bin Laden, and they are not terrorists. Several Pakistani immigrants said they thought U.S. leaders made a mistake with the announcement that bin Laden had been buried at sea because people might not believe he was dead. "When Saddam Hus sein was killed it was a big relief," said Tariq Hamid, who has lived in New York for 40 years and owns a restaurant there with his brother. "You saw his face, you saw his pictures and you saw everything. But now that the No. 1 terrorist in the world, where the whole world wanted to see how he's dead and there's nothing." Tamara Halees, 27, who manages Assayad, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Dearborn, said she believes bin Laden's death has provided a chance for people to come together. "As an American Muslim, his death is exciting to us. This is also a chance for people who are non-Arab or had a different view of American Muslins to see that we're as happy as they are," Halees said. "Because that's not what we support. Our religion as true Muslims doesn't support any violence like that." Along with enduring suspicion after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Detroit-area Muslims along with many others were frightened by a Decem ber 2009 attack in which authorities say a suspected alQaida operative with a bomb in his underwear slipped aboard a flight to Detroit and nearly detonated the explosive as his plane approached the airport. Mohamed Kobeissi, 54, man ager of the Arabica Caf in nearby Dearborn, said he was looking forward to fresh start after bin Laden's death. US MUSLIMS EXPRESS RELIEF DEATHOFOSAMABINLADEN ATTENTIVE: In this image released by the White House and digitally altered by the source to diffuse the paper in front of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, Sunday, May 1, 2011, in Washington. One unwary phone call led US to bin Laden doorstep (AP Photo/ABC News INSIDETHECOMPOUND: This frame grab from video obtained exclusively by ABC News, on Monday, May 2, 2011, shows a section of a room in the interior of the compound where it is believed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan. ( AP Photo/GeoEye) W HEREHELIVED: T his Monday, May 2, 2011 satellite image provided by GeoEye shows the compound, center, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden lived.
WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y MA Y 3, 201 1, P AGE 9B B O D Y A N D M I N D By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer A S p a r t o f t h e i r t i r e l e s s o ngo ing e fforts to suffic ie ntl y e d u c a t e a n d se n s it i se B a h a m i ans to Parkinson disease, the Kingdor National Parkinson F o u n d a t i o n i s i n v i t i n g t h e p ubl ic to pa rtak e in a m ag ic a l experience during the organ i s a t i o n s 1 1 t h a n n u a l G a l a Ball "Celebrating the Dance o f Life to be hel d th is Sa turday. T h e e v e n t w i l l b e h e l d under the patronage of their e x c e l l e n c i e s S i r A r t h u r Foulkes, governor general of t h e C o m m on w e al t h o f T he Bahamas and Lady Foulkes. O r g a n i s e r s s a y t h e e v e n t will be an unforgettable one f o r a t te n d e e s. Al o n g w i th se n s a t i o n a l m u s i c p r o v i d e d b y t h e R o y a l B a h a m a s P o l i c e For ce b a n d, so ul si nger and A m e r i c a n R & B G r a m m y A w a rd w i n n e r, P e a b o B ry s o n will headline the event. Bryson who is known for his s o f t r o c k b a l l a d s w o n a Grammy Aw ar d in 1992 for his performance of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with C l ine Di on and an othe r in 1 9 9 3 f o r A W h o l e N e w Wo r l d ( A l a dd i n s T h em e ) w ith R egina Be lle. His greates t s o l o h i t s i n cl u d e 1 9 7 7 s Feel T h e Fire" a nd Reac hing For the Sky", 1978's "I'm S o I n t o Y o u a n d C r o s s w inds" 1982 's "Let The Fe eli n g F l o w 1 9 8 4 s I f E v e r You're in My Arms Again". "P e o p l e c an e xp e ct a gr ea t night. Beautiful decorations, scrump tious mea l s by w o rld renown chefs, and sensation a l music ," said Mav is Darlin g c h a i r p e r s o n o f K i n g d o r National Parkinson Founda tion. Fr om the very beginning the fou ndat ion has wo rk ed dil ig e n t l y t o f i n d t h e c a u s e o f Parkins on t hrough res e ar c h, i mpro ve the q ual ity o f life for per so ns w i th P ar kin so n and their caregivers and educate p ersons w ith Parkinson th eir car e gi ver s he al t h ca r e pr o f e s s i o n a l s a n d t h e g e n e r a l pu bl ic ab ou t P ar k ins o n d is e a se a n d i t s t re a t m e n t s. D o n a tions f rom the event w ill go towards these causes. W e hav e be en w orki ng ha rd t o fi nd a c a use fo r t hi s di se as e a n d an y fu nd s t ha t w e re c ei v e wil l go to war ds ed uc ati on al p rog ramm es, i ndi vi dua ls wh o h a v e P a r k i n s o n d i s e a s e a s well as research. We are also h o pi ng to g e t a b ui ld in g g o in g a s w el l," Ms Darli ng told T r i bune Health T h e K i n g d o r N a t i o n a l Parkins on's F oundation was i n s ti t u te d o n A p ri l 2 0 2 0 0 0 i n m e m o r y o f R e v D r K i n g S Darling, a parkinsonian, and Dorothy Darling his caregiv er. The name "Kingdor" is a coinage of Rev Dr Darling's C h ri sti a n na m e K i ng an d D or the affectionate nickname of D or othy Da r l ing. The or g anisation was designed to assist p ers o ns w ith Pa r k inson's a nd h a s t o w d i s t r i c t a r m s : t h e e x e c u t i ve b ra n c h w i t h re s p on sibility for fundraising, train in g an d t h e S up po r t G r o up re s po ns i ble for outrea ch prog r a m m e s m e e t i n g s o n a monthly basis and outreach. S i n c e t h e i n c e p t i o n t h e founda tion ha s granted ass ist a n c e t o s e v e r a l p e r s o n s af f ect ed b y t he di s ea s e a nd other allied c on ditions One of t h e pr im ar y go al s o f t hi s o r g a n i s a t i o n i s t o f i n d t h e c a use an d c ure o f Pa rkin son 's di s e as e T h e r e a r e s o m e 39 c e nt e rs o f e x c e ll e n c e t h ro ug h o u t t h e w o r l d t h e r e f o r e r e s e a r c h i s t i r e l e s s l y b e i n g co nd uc t ed t o en sure th at on e da y P a rk i n so n s w i l l b e a c o n cern of the past. "We ar e con fi den t o f ou r e f f o r t s t o e d u c a t e t h e Bah amian peop le about the early signs and symptoms of P ar ki ns on 's di se as e and t he necessary help managing the illness." T he eve nt wil l b e he ld at t h e She r ato n Na ss au Beach R es or t th is S at ur d ay be gin n i n g a t 6 .4 5 w it h a co ck t ai l r e cep ti o n. D in ne r beg in s at 7 4 5 p m T h e r e w i l l a l s o b e prizes and giveaways. K i n g d o r N a t i o n a l P a r k i n s o n F o u n d a t i o n t o h o st 1 1 t h A n n u a l G a l a B a l l ST A R ST UD D E D: Gr a m m y a wa r d wi n n i n g a r t i s t P e a b o B r y s o n wi l l p e r form at the Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation's Gala event. By ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter T H E L O V E Y O U R S E L F a n d Your Health and Green Smoothie c a mpa ig n ma y be o ve r, but th e c el eb ra ti on c o nti nu e s. Hu nd re ds of p e ople c eleb rated with Janet Johns on as s he p r ou dl y s tr u tt ed he r s t u ff a n d re v e a l e d h er n e w sli m m er f ra m e at the second Annual Green Earth F e s t i v a l h e l d a t t h e B a h a m a s National Trust. Yo u may r em emb er Jan et f r om th e e ar l ie r p ar t o f t hi s ye ar wh en she was introduced to the public at th e L o ve Y ourself an d Y our Hea lth C ampa ign laun ch eve nt a t Ardastra Gardens in January. A f t e r a s u c c e s s f u l f i r s t y e a r i n 2 0 1 0 w h i c h hi g h l i g h te d t he e f fo r ts o f C hr i ss y L o v e h o st of th e Z N S c a l li n show Immediate Response, organ is er s of L ov e You r s elf de cid ed t o make it an annual awareness cam p ai g n I n k e ep i n g w i t h t h ei r o wn na t i onal h ealthy lifest y le initiatives, t he N a tio na l Insu ran c e B oa rd is on e of m any g ro up s p ar tn er in g in t hi s campaign. Janet received The Love Yourself Wellness Package. The 42yearold, Janet Johnson told Tr ibune He alth t hat her st ory is d e f i ni t e ly h er t e s t i mo n y s o s h e feels proud to share it with others. Th is i s the fi rst t im e I to ok pa rt i n a c a m p a i g n s u c h a s t h i s o n e b u t I know I am going to be successful at it." Going further on the festival, it is t h e o n l y s u s t a i n a b l e a n d n a t u r a l he a l t h a n d w e ll n e s s e ve n t in T h e Bahamas. This year more than six t y v e n d o r s g a t h e r e d sh o w c a s i n g w h a t t he B a ha ma s h as to o ffe r i n the are a of eco friendly, or g anic, veg an, v egetarian, natural and healthy. Rhon d a W r i g h t D i r e c t o r o f S e e d l i n gs P l a c e t e l l s T r i b u n e H e a l t h t h a t patrons had a wonderfully relaxing a f te rn o o n w h i l e ta st i n g te st i n g sa m pling and learning about how poss ible it is to live a green, natural and healthy lifestyle in The Bahamas. Many of you reached out to me t o s h ar e yo u r e xp er ie n ce a n d t h e positive results you have seen since you ha ve bee n inc orporating g reen s i n to yo u r f o o d l if e s ty le Yo u ar e e n c o u ra g e d t o c o n t i n u e o n y o ur pa t h a n d t r u s t t h e g o o d n e s s t h a t y o u r bo dy i s te ll in g y ou ," Ms Wr ig ht sa i d. S h e g o e s o n t o o f f e r a s p e c i a l th an k y ou t o th e c o re Lo v e Y ou rse lf Team members, Chrissy Love, Sha Ki n g a n d D r Dw i g h t Ma rsh a l l, "w ho continued from 2010 in joining me every T uesday on the Love Your self Tuesday show on The Immedi a t e R e s p o n s e w i t h h o s t C h r i s s y Love, for the last three months. As w e m ov e ba c k to t he mo n th ly sc h e du le, I' m go ing t o m is s o ur week ly f un, yet inf or mative dialo gue w it h the nation." S p e a k i n g o n t h e ca m p a i g n M s Wri gh t ad de d: Ov er the la st t we lv e w e e ks a s a r e su lt of t h e p h en o m e na l c o n t r i b u t i o n s m a d e t o t h e L o v e Y o u r s el f W e ll n e s s p ac k ag e Ja n e t J oh n s on ha s s uc ces s f u ll y r e le as e d f o r t y tw o p o u nd s a n d h er o v er a l l status includes:Weight 200 now 158.2, Body Mass Index 38.8 now 32.8, ph was 5 now 7.5, she's now a n a l k a l i n e g i r l b l o o d p r e s s u r e 1 8 5/ 9 5 no w 1 0 1 /8 0 to t a l i nc he s o ff of her waistline are: 5-3/4." T h e p a c k a g e i n c l u d e d : N H C Nu tri ti on S ha K i ng Pe rso na l Tr ai ne r p h y s i c a l t r a i n i n g c o l o n hy drot he rap y, s au na tre a tme nt s a nd o r ga n ic f o o d s u p p le me n ts ; L i vi n g W e l l N a t u r a l l y S h a n i s h k a B a i n N a t u r o p a t h w e e k l y m e a l p l a n s d et o xi f ica t io n p r o gr a m i nc lu di n g b oo k l e ts h e rb a l s up p l e me n t s, he r ba l t e a s ; R a w O n D a P o r c h C h r i s s y Love, Cu linary Spec ialist daily liv i ng lu n c h e s & g re e n sm o ot h ie s ; V e g a n M a r ke t G le nw oo d Rah m in g da ily ve ga n e ve ning m ea ls; L u ca yan T r o p i c a l T i m H a u b e r w e e k l y mixed produce boxes; Orisha Bath & Bod y Essentia ls, Ruke nya N ash supply of natural, handmade thera peutic bath bars; Green Grill, Tony B u rro w s gr il l ed v eg a n l u nc h o p ti on o n S a t u r d a y s ; S u p e r f o o d s M r s Clarke vegan lunch option on Sat ur da ys ; Proactive Chir opractic Dr Nisha Ar mbrister, C hinese M e dical D oc to r acu pu n ct ur e tr e at m en t s ; Proactive Chiropractic, Dr. Dwight Ma r sh a l l, C h ir o pr a c t or c hi r op ra c ti c tr e a tm e n t s/ a dj u st m e n ts; J e m i H e a l th and Wellness, Michelle two mas s a ge t h er a py s es s i o ns a nd on li n e support program. Her skin is clear, h er co nf id en ce i s hi gh h er s pi r it s a re l if t e d a n d o f c ou rs e s h e i s n o w a n official healthy lifestyles messenger as her journey continues. Ms Wright notes that Janet's suc cess stor y is s imply an e xampl e of w ha t e v ery on e o f us c a n a c c om pl ish if we have the desire, discipline and commitment to invest in ourselves. Wh il e a ll a spe c ts of w ha t J an et w a s a ffo rde d by w ay of he r pa c ka g e m ay not be i nclude d in your eve r y day or initial transition steps, as has been communicated in previous articles, sm a ll st e ad y c o n sis te n t c ha n g es w i ll ma ke a b ig di ffe renc e If y ou' re still looking for a starting point, get on the green team and celebrate being green with the rest of us." Celebrate being green Peabo Bryson KARIKE glass beads used to make unique jewelry. MAJOR sponsor Lucayan Tropical shows what it has to offer. GOOD vegan food at 'Green Cay'.
WOMAN P AGE 10B, TUESDA Y MA Y 3, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE Cigarette use and oral health IT IS common knowledge that cigarette smoking is the single major cause of cancer a nd c ardiovascula r disease in t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s I t c o n tributes to a large number of prem atur e death s each year i n the U SA, but s ti ll abou t 2 5 per cent of American adults co n t i n u e t o s m o k e O ne o f th e ma in co mpon ents in c iga r e t t e s i s n i c o t i n e a n d i t i s accepted as one of the most addictive drugs in the USA. N i c o t i n e i s a n a t u r a l l y o c c urri ng li qu id a nd i s rea d il y a b s o rb e d f ro m t o b a c c o s m o k e in t h e l u n gs I n a dd i t i o n t o ni co ti n e, c ig ar et t e s m ok e i s c o m p o s e d o f m a n y g a s e s ( m a i n l y c a r b o n m o n o x i d e ) and tar. It is also filled with k no w n ca r ci n o g en s ( ca n ce r causing agents). The absorption of nicotine t hroug h the l ung s of ci ga rett e sm oke rs is wide ly accept ed. H o w e v e r i t s a b s o r p t i o n t h r o u g h t h e m o u t h t i s s u e s un der th e a lkal ine con ditions f o u n d i n c i g a r p i p e a n d smo kele ss toba cc o use, is less p ublic ised Onc e in the blo od st re am, nico tin e a c t s o n the cent r al ner v ou s a nd ca r di ovascular system regardless of the method of absorption. Absorption Many mucosal (mouth tis s u e ) c h a n g e s a r e s e e n i n h abitua l users of smoked a nd s m o k e l e s s t o b a c c o T h e s e c h a n g e s m o s t l i k e l y r e s u l t from the many irritants, tox i n s a n d c a r ci n o g e n s f o u n d naturally in cured or burned t o b a c c o l e a v e s. Th e y m a y a l s o aris e fr om t he mucos al dr ying effects; the high intraoral (inside the mouth) tempera tur es; in tr aoral p H c h anges; l o c a l a l t e r a t i o n o f i m m u n e r e s p o n s e s a n d t h e a l t e r e d resistance to fungal and viral i n f e c t i o n s t h a t c i g a r e t t e s c au s e T h e sig nific ant muc osal c h an g e s t h a t r e s u l t f r o m c iga rette use are: oral c anc er; l eu kopl ak ia (w hite p atc he s i n m ou t h ) ; n ic o t i n e s t o m a t i t i s ( i n f l a m e d m o u t h t i s s u e ) ; smok eless tobacco ker atos is ( sk i n l i ke t hi c k e n i ng o f m ou t h t is s u e) ; s mo k e r s m el a n o s i s ( b l a c k sp o t s ) a n d h a i ry t o ng u e ( i n c r e a s e d l e n g t h o f t a s t e buds on the tongue). I n a d d i t i o n t o m u c o s a l c ha nge s, th ere are c han ges of t h e g um s a n d of th e b on e su p porting the gums of cigarette users. These changes include g ing itiv is ( g um dise ase), pe riodontitis (disease of the sup p o r t i n g s t r u c t u r e s o f t h e t e e th ) a c u t e n e c ro t i si n g u l c e r a ti v e g i n g i v i ti s ( AN U G ) ( g u m rotting with ulcer formation) a nd delayed w ou nd h e aling. N o ne of t he se c h a ng e s s ho ul d be taken lightly. T h e s o f t t i s s u e s i n t h e m ou th are not th e on ly th in gs a ff ec te d w he n y ou sm ok e c ig a r e t t e s T h e t e e t h a r e a l s o i m p a c t e d C a v i t i e s t o o t h ab r a s i o n a n d t o o t h e r o s i o n a re q ui te c om mon The se w il l i nev ita bly a ffec t h ow w ell th e ci g a r e t t e s m o k e r c a n c h e w any food. I t is of paramou nt impor ta nc e t o n ot e t h at ci gar e t te smokin g aff ec t s the phys iolo g y of th e m o u th a n d t h e b a c t e r i a t h a t l i v e i n t h e m o u t h T h e s e t w o e f f e c t s impact t he qu ality o f lif e of the smoker in a big way. Cig a re tte sm ok ing red uc e s b loo d f l o w t o t h e e n t i r e m o u t h ; r ed u ce s gu m a t t ac hm e nt t o t e e t h ; c a u s e s a s h o r t t e r m increase in saliva production (long term effects not defini t ive) ; incr ease s mou th f ungi a n d f u n g i t o n g u e c h a n g e s ; reduces the taste of food and increases sinus problems. Fever blist e r s and mouth ulcers are usually suppressed i n c i g a r e t t e s m o k e r s b u t wh en ev e r t he re is a re du c tio n of cigarette smoking for any r eason, a barr age of b lister s and ulcers ensue. Bad breath B ad b rea th a nd te et h stai ni n g a s a r e s u l t o f c i g a r e t t e smoking are very familiar to t h os e of you who s mo ke o r k n o w p e r s o n s w h o s m o k e Bad breath is produced pre d omina nt ly by the retention and subse quen t e xha lat ion of i nh aled sm ok e in t he lu ngs P ipe and cigar tob ac co cont ain s m or e su lfu r t han ci gar ett e s and ther efor e t end to c au s e a mo r e o ff e ns i ve b ad breath. Anecdotally, it is accepted t ha t cig ar ett e s mo ker s have a lm os t t wi ce as mu ch t oot h staining as nonsmokers. It is n o t o n l y t e e t h t h a t c an g e t s t a i n e d b u t d e n t u r e s a l s o W h e n d e n t u r e s b e c o m e s t a i n e d i t p o s e s a s p e c i a l probl em. Th e stai ns a re ofte n t o o h e a v y a n d t o o d e e p l y e mb ed d ed o n t h e d ent u r es t o b e r e m o v e d b y o v e r t h e counter denture cleansers. It i s u s ua ll y n ece s s ar y t o t a ke t h e den tu r es t o y our d ent al h e a l t h c a r e p r o f e s s i o n a l t o a s s is t in t he r e mo val of t he s t ai ns Ciga r et te sm ok in g i s al so known to cont rib ute to o r a c c e n t u a t e t h e s t a i n i n g p r o p e r t i es o f ch l o r h ex i d in e s o l u t i o n s ( e g P e r i d e x a n d P e r i o g a r d r i n s e s ) a n d g e l s (e.g. Corsydyl gel). C i g a r e tt e sm o k i ng i s a ha b i t t h at h as ba d bod y and mouth consequences. It is advisable to qu it. If y ou do n ot qu it a nd choose to live with the possi b l e i l l e f f e c t s m e n t i o n e d above, it is mandatory to vis i t y o u r d e n t a l p r o f e s s i o n a l re gu l ar ly I t is m os t im po rt an t t o g et checked f or or a l canc e r y e a r l y Y o u r l i f e m a y d ep en d o n i t I f y ou s mo ke cigarettes or know someone w ho s mo ke s c i g ar et te s, pl e as e ar r ange fo r a mo uth exam in atio n and cont inue t o pur sue good mouth health. Th is arti cle is for info rmati ona l pu rp o s e s o n l y It i s no t i n te n d e d a n d m a y n o t b e tr e a t e d a s a s u b s t i t u t e f o r p r o f e s s i o n a l m e d ical/dental advice, diagnosis, or t r e a t m e n t A l w a y s s e e k t h e advice of a physician or dental professional with any questions you may have regarding a med ical/dental condition. Never dis re g a rd p ro fe s s io n a l m e d i c a l /d e n tal advice or delay in seeking it be c au se of a pu rel y i nfo rm at io n al publication." Copyright 2011 by Dr. Andre R Clar k e. All r ights reserved. R e pr oduc t i on of this article in w h ole or in par t, is pr ohib ited w ithout wr itten permission. If yo u ha v e qu e st ion s pl ea s e s en d e m ai l t o d r a n d r e c l a r k e @ h o t mail.com. Dr An dr R Cla rke DDS M BBS Special Care Dentistry B y A N D R E C L A R K E KEEPING YOUR MOUTH ALIVE What your feet say about your health pt2 THIS week continues with more red flags as you take a sneak peek at your feet. Y o u c a n d e t e c t e v e r y t h i n g fr om di abet es t o nut r iti onal def icie ncie s ju s t by e xami ni n g t h e f e e t s a y s J a n e Anders en, Doctor of Podiat ry Me dic i ne a n d pre sid en t o f the American Association of W o m e n P o d i a t r i s t s a n d a spo kesw oma n for the Ame rican Podiatric Medical Asso ciation. The feet provide an abun d an c e o f in s i g h t f u l d at a. A pair of feet contain 52 bones, which is more than a quarter o f a l l t h e 2 0 6 b o n e s o f t h e b ody E ac h foot ha s 3 3 join ts; 1 00 tendons ; muscle s and ligaments; and countless nerves a nd bl ood ve ssels tha t l ink al l t h e wa y t o t h e h ea r t s p i ne and brain. This is an indica tion of how important nature re gar ded t he f oot when s he designed it. Unresolved foot problems c an have unexpected c o nseq u e n c e s U n t r e a t e d p a in o f t e n leads a per so n to m ove les s a n d g ai n w e i g h t o r t o s h i f t b a l a n c e i n u n n a t u r a l w a y s t he re by i nc re a sin g th e c ha n c e o f f a l l i n g a n d b r e a k i n g a bone. S o w h e n t h e f e e t s e n d a message they mean business. Th is week we wil l hi gh lig ht the ninth and tenth of eighteen red flags as I continue a nine segment presentation. Red Flag 9: Thic k, y ello w do wnr ight ugl y toenails W h at i t mea n s : A fu n gal inf ect ion i s r un ni ng r amp ant below the su rface of t he nail. Th is cond it ion i s r ef er r ed to as O n y c h o m y co s i s a n d c a n pe r s i s t pa i n le s s l y f o r y ea r s By t he ti me i ts v is ib ly una tt r a c t i v e t h e i n f e c t i o n i s adva nced and ca n s pr ead to all t oen ail s an d even fi nger n a i l s M or e clu es : T he nai ls may a ls o s me ll bad a nd tur n dark. People who are mos t vuln erabl e a re t ho se wi th d iab ete s, c i r c u l a t o r y t r o u b l e o r immune -deficienc y disor de r s (like rheuma toid a r thritis). If an o lde r p er so n h as tr ou ble w a lk ing som et ime s th e pro blem can be t raced t o the simp le fa c t th at the i nfe c te d n ai ls gr ew t hick er an d a re har d er t o cu t a n d t h u s h a s s i m p l y g o ne undetected to the point of pai n. Wh at to do : Se e a fo ot spe cial is t o r y our r egu lar ph ys ician f or ca re an d tr eat men t. In seriou s cases the ove r-t h ecoun te r ant if un gal s ar e u s ua lly not a s effe ct ive as a co mbin at ion of to pica l and or al med icat ion s an d t he pr of es s i o n a l r e m o v a l o f d i s e a s e d bi ts Ne wer ge ner a ti o n o r al ant if ung al med icat ion s t end t o h a v e f e w e r s i d e e f f e c t s th at old er on es Red Flag 10: "Phee-uuuuw!" W h a t i t m e a n s : T h o u g h s m e l l y f e e t ( h y p e r h i d r o s i s ) t e n d t o c a u s e m o r e a l a r m t h a n m o s t f o o t s y m p t o m s o d ou r o r d o w nr ig h t st in k in e ss i s s e l d o m a s i g n s o m et h in g phys ically amis s F e e t co n t a i n m o r e s w e a t glan ds t han any ot her b ody p a r t h a v i n g h a l f a m i l l i o n b e t w e e n t h e t w o o f t h e m S ome people are more pr on e to s weat th en oth ers Als o, while being enclosed in s h oes and s ocks a nd t he n orma l b ac teria th at thriv e in the body have a feas t on the re s ult in g m ois t ur e th us cr ea t i n g t h e s m e l l t h a t m a k e s w i v e s a n d m o t h e r s w e e p Bot h s exe s ca n ha ve s me lly fe et b u t me n t e nd t o s we at m o r e W h a t t o d o : W a s h w i t h a n t i b a c t e r i a l s o a p a n d d r y feet w ell T oss us ed s ocks in the w ash and alw ays put on a fr esh pair ins tead of reus ing. V i s i t a s p e c i a l t y f o o t w e a r st ore to pur chase s hoes and s o c k s t h a t w i l l w i c k a w a y mois tur e. T her e i s no n eed to w e ar two or three pairs of socks at on ce i n an ef f o r t t o ab s o r b mois tur e. Inves t in a p a i r of ana to mi cal lyde s ign ed te r ry cus hi one d m ois t ur ewick ing socks T here are also vari ous t y p e s o f i n s o l e m a d e f r o m m o i s t u r e w i c k i n g m a t e r i a l that ar e us ed to com bat th is pro blem. A lways wear sh oes w i th breat hable upper material for exampl e, leather Bernadette D Gibson, a Board Certified & Licensed Pedorthist, is the proprietor of Foot Solutions, a health and wellness franchise that focuses on foot care and proper shoe fit, locat ed in the Trinity Plaza, West Bay Street, Nassau. Bahamas www.footsolutions.com/nassau "The views expressed are those of the author and does not necessarily represent those of Foot Solutions Incorporated or any of its subsidiary and/or affiliat ed companies. Please direct any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or 322-FOOT (3668). B y B E R N A D E T T E G I B S O N FOOT SOLUTIONS ( ARA) Wh at wom an in y o ur life has most infl uenc ed yo u? P er h ap s y ou r m ot h er w h o h a s g u i d e d y o u s i n c e c hi l dh o od O r m ay b e i t 's y o ur g ran dmo the r or wi fe wh o h as s u p p o r t e d yo u d u r i n g y o u r m ost unf orge tta bl e mom en ts. W h oever th is s pecial woman might be, you want to celeb r a t e a n d r e co g n i z e e v e r y thin g she' s do ne fo r you A b i r t h d a y p e r s o n a l a nn iv ersa ry o r e ve n Mothe r's Day i s the per fect day to cele b r a t e t h e w o m e n i n y o u r life. I n fact, aft er th e wint er h olid ay s Moth er's D ay is th e se c ond la rg est U.S co nsum er sp endin g hol iday accor ding to the Nationa l R etail Federa t i o n E v e r y o n e l o v e s t o sho w er Mom wit h gift s, and jewe l ry pr oves t o be a po pul a r c h o i c e 2 6 p e r c e n t o f sh op pe rs sa y th ey p la n to bu y their moth e r s a gif t of jewelr y Sho pper s are no t jus t buyi ng fo r th e ir mo th ers bu t a l so for s tepmom s, w ives s is ter s, d a u g h t e r s g r a n d m o t h e r s fr iends and godmo ther s. No m a t t e r w h a t w o m a n h a s m a d e a d i ff e re n c e i n y ou r l if e c eleb rat e her on thi s s pecial d ay a nd throughout the y ear. The No 1 rul e for bu yin g a g r eat gift is t o k e ep ind ividua l i t y i n m i n d T r y t o f i n d so me th ing t ha t c e le bra te s h er uniqu eness s uch as her li kes o r p e rson a l ac c o mp li shm e nt s, or even bett er a special time y o u s h a re d t o g e th e r. He r e a r e som e on e-of-a-k ind g ift id eas to celeb rate the w o men who h a v e m a d e a d i f f e r e n c e i n your life: 1 M a k e a f a m i l y cookbook Do you remem ber ba king c o o k i e s w i t h y o u r g r a n d mo t h e r a s a c h i ld ? O r h o w a bo ut wh en Mom h elp ed y ou mak e s t uf f in g th e f ir s t ti me y ou h ost ed Th an ksg iv in g di nn er ? I f f o o d m e a n s l o ve i n y our fam ily, conside r maki ng a c ook bo ok o f f av ori te f am il y re c i p e s. Sc a n o r ty p e up h an d written rec ipe ca r ds and bind them tog ethe r in to o ne boo k. 2. Create a c hina mosaic Make a mosaic using some of Mom's or Grandma's old d i s h e s t h a t a r e c h i p p e d o r c ra cke d. I t s a gr eat way t o ke e p a p a tte rn o r c ol o r o f c hi na sh e l ov e s w i th in t he h ou se You can find mosaic supplies a t y ou r lo cal cr af t s t or e f o r a f f o r d a b l e p r i ce s Co n s i d e r addi ng a mos a ic design to a platter, pot, vase or a photo frame. 3. Celebrate with jew elr y Cho os e j ewelr y t ha t cel ebrat es the u niq ue ness of y our l o v e d o n e o r a s p e c i a l mo me n t yo u 'v e sh a re d. Hi gh quality, hand-finished charm b racelets wor k well because t he y of fe r endless opportunities (and occasion after occa s i o n ) t o p e r s o n a l i z e F o r exam ple, Pando ra has m ore t h a n 8 0 0 h a n d f i n i s h e d c h a r m s o f v a r y i n g s i z e s s h a p e s a n d c o l o r s s o t h e op t i o n s f o r b ra c e l e t d e s ig n a r e pr a c t ic a ll y l im i t le s s. S e le c t d if f e r e n t c h a r m s f o r 1 4 k a r a t g o l d s t e r l i n g s i l v e r t w o toned b r a ide d l eath er o r c olored cords bracelets. Choose f r om 14 k ar at g ol d, s t er li ng s i l ver or t wo -t o ned ch ar ms adorne d wi th col ored en ame l or precious stones, to repre sent special moments you've s h are d. Tal k abo ut the m ea ning of each charm when you giv e thi s spe c ia l g ift A c ha rm b r a c e l e t ca n b e b u i l t o n a s y ear s go by a nd it 's s ur e t o be c o m e a c he ri s he d k e e p s a k e When pi c ki ng out jew el ry, k e ep i n mi n d th e f ol l o wi ng t i p s : Do es s he p re fe r go l d o r si l v er ? What are her favorite colors? What makes her unique as a person? Wha t sty le of je wel ry do es s he tend to prefer? 4. Create a photo book Take your favorite images a n d c r e a t e a p r o f e s s i o n a l lo oking phot o book to c eleb r a t e a l l o f y o u r s p e c i a l mom e nts to ge th er. Do n't f ee l creative enough to do this by ha nd ? The re a re se v era l w e bsites that let you design your o wn b oo k o nli ne and or de r high-quality copies for a rea sonable price. This is a great w a y t o a r c h i v e p h o t o s i n a b e a u t i f u l b o ok s h e c an f l i p through whenever she wants to reminisce. 5. Giv e a little rest and r elaxation Put t ogether a doit-your s e lf s p a basket for your lov ed o n e u s i n g h e a l t h y n a t u r a l ingredie nts. Ad d some of her favorite things to the basket as w el l. For e xam ple, in a dditio n to b at h a nd b ea ut y g oo di es in clud e bo oks or ma gaz in e s; a C D o r i P od fi l le d w it h her favorite music; a scented can dle or s oft sli pper s You mi g ht a l so c o nsi d er g i vi n g h er the mo st r ec e nt re le a se of h er f a vo r i t e T V s ho w o r mo v ie on DVD. W hether it's M other's D ay or her birthday, or any other t i m e of y ea r y o u c h oo s e t o c e l e b r a t e t h e w o m e n w h o h a v e m a d e a d i f f e r e n c e i n your life, a gift that incorpo r a tes some thing p ersonal a nd unique to her is sure to be a favorite for years to come. H o w t o f i n d t h e p e r f e c t g i f t f o r the special women in your life
WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y MA Y 3, 201 1, P AGE 1 1B NEW YORK Associated Press SEC OND S a ft e r Ka te Midd leton e me rge d from h er c ar ou tside We stminster Abbey in a ball gown with lace s leeves de si gner s a ro und t he U.S., g lued t o the ir T V s ets were s ke tc h in g h e r lo ok se t ti ng i n m ot io n a mad rush for mass-produced ver s i o n s t h a t a r e e x p e c t e d t o b e i n stores as early as late June. F or br id es -t obe wh o can' t wai t e v en fou r w e e ks, Da vi d' s B rid al th e l a rg e s t U S. b ri d a l c h a i n, w a s a l re a d y t r u m p e t i n g a s t r a p l e s s l o o k f r o m Ol e g C a s s i n i p a i r ed w it h a l ac ey bolero jacke t on i ts website as an a l r e a d y a v a i l a b l e s t a n d i n a s i t s c r a m b l e d t o p u s h o u t m o d i f i e d knockoffs of the real thing to stores by September. Meanwhile, the television homeshopping channel QV C said s hoppe r s will be able to pre-or der ea r ri ngs inspi red by th e dia mon d drops w o rn by Mi ddl et on a s e arl y a s Mo nday night. The piece, which will sell fo r u nder $50 a nd was cr eate d by K enneth J ay L a ne, wil l be a vaila ble to shoppers in two months. M id dl et on no w th e D uch es s o f C a m b r i dg e d i d n t br e a k n e w f a sh i o n tre n d s on Fr id a y b u t f as hi o n e x p e rt s s a y h er e le ga nt un d er s t a te d l o ok wh ich fe atu r ed a V -n eck i nt r icat e l a c e b o d i c e i s e x p e c t e d t o b ri n g b a c k a n e w e ra o f c l a ss i c w e dd i n g d r e ssi n g th at w a s ju st st ar tin g t o re -e m er ge in designers' collections. I n p a r ti c ul a r he r d re s s sh o u l d s p u r a d e m a nd fo r l a c e y s le e v e s i n a l l s pe cial-occasion wear and reverse the s e xy str a pless g owns that have b een p o p u l a r f o r s e v e r a l y e a r s M a n y e x p e r t s s a y t h a t t h e M i d d l e t o n s gown, designed by Sarah Burton of A l e x a n d e r M c Q u e e n s f a s h i o n h ou se even p aid ho mage t o wha t f ilm s tar Gr a ce K elly wore on he r w e dd i n g d a y to t h e P ri n c e R ai n i e r of Monaco more than 50 years ago. More importantly, fashion indus try experts like Brian Beitler, chief marketin g o ff i ce r of Davi d's B r i dal, be lie ve Midd le ton c ou ld reen erg ise t h e w e d d i n g i n d u s t r y w h i c h h a s b ee n h urt by the Gr eat Rec es si on a s s h o p p e r s f o c u s e d m o r e o n ex pe n sec utt in g an d le ss on t he f ai ry tale. "I thought it was going to be ove r the top, but it was more about sim p l i c i t y a n d e l e g a n ce s a i d A l l e n Sc h w a rtz c oow n e r o f A. B S. w h ic h is known for pumping out copies of c e l e b ri ty d re ss e s. T h is i s G ra c e K e l ly revisited. This is iconic. She will have a huge impact in fashion. She will be the new 'It' girl." Schw ar tz, who st art ed sket c hi ng as so on as the go wn was r eveale d on TV, said his team arrived at 5:30 a.m. at his Los Angeles showroom, re a d y t o c u t t h e p a t t e rn H e u n v e i le d the go wn at a ch arity ga la on Friday n igh t an d on S at ur day one of h is A.B .S stores in the a r e a w as e xpe c ted to have a sample on display for c ust om er s. Th e g ow ns w hi c h w il l be p ro d u c e d i n l o c a l f a c to r i e s s h o u l d b e in department s tor e s by late June. They will retail for $900. "Every br id e wan ts to lo ok lik e h e r, s a id S ha l a Mo ra d i l e a d d e si g n er for family-owned Faviana, a spe c i a l o c c a s i o n a n d w e d d i n g d r e s s d es ig n c om p an y ba se d in N e w Y or k. "This is going to be the No. 1 dress for the bridal line." F a v i a n a i s e x p e c te d t o f i n i sh a p r o t ot ype b y M on day an d wi ll ei t her send the sample to one of its facto ri e s in C h in a or h a v e i t m a d e d o me s tically. The company's version will be in stores within the next eight to 10 w eeks. A l r ea dy, s he said, a number of department stores have been c a l l i n g a b o u t w h e n t h e y w o u l d receive shipments. P u m pi n g o u t c el e b r i t y i n s p i r e d dresses i s n't new for c ompanie s lik e A.B. S., David's Bridal or Faviana T hey'r e us ed t o pr odu c i ng s imi lar ve rs ion s on tight dea dlines of dresses spotlighted at the Oscars or the Emmys. But many say the pressure i s m u c h m o re i n te n s e g i v e n th e e n or m ou s i nt e re st i n th e pri n c e ss a nd he r influence on fashion so far. H at com p ani es l ik e Se r en di pi ty Tiar a have c r edited Middl e t on for he lp ing t o pop ula riz e the fasc in ato r, a f e at he re d h at w o rn p er c he d on th e side of the head. QVC reported it has s old 5 4,000 units of an aff ordable copy of Mi ddleton' s sap phire r i n g s i n c e h e r e n g a g e m e n t l a s t November. It's priced at just under $40. Technology has helped speed up t h e d es i gn p r o c e s s P e t e r B r o wn vi ce ch ai r ma n o f re t ai l co ns u l ti ng firm Kurt Sa lmon, says it tak es onl y about 12 hours from design to pro t ot yp e be caus e ever y th in g i s d ig itised and people can communicate t h r o u g h e m a i l T h i r t y y e a r s a g o w h e n c o m p a n i e s r u s h e d t o c o p y P ri nc e ss D ia n a' s dr es s, i t to ok a c o uple of weeks. De sig ners c an al so insta nta ne ousl y p u l l u p p h o t o s o f M i d d l e t o n s dress on their iPads, enabling them to get a closer look of the detail s. T ha t' s ho w M ora d i' s so n Om i d, w h o is al so a pr incip al of Favi ana, was able to see the details of the gown's Chantilly lace. By 9:30 a.m. Friday, th e te am w as a t a lo ca l la ce sup plier buying similar lace. F as hi o n co m p an ie s in t e r vi ew ed s a i d t h e y r e n o t e x a c t l y c o p y i n g ever y d etai l o f M id dle to n's go wn, b ut ta king ele ments of th e design to ma ke i t mo r e we ar ab l e an d o f course more affordable. Cle ar ly Middleton's dress w hich ha d a 9 -f o ot (2.7 -meter)-t rai n, c ompar ed to t he late P rin cess Diana' s 25 f oo t ( 7. 6 me t er ) t r a i n, i s mo r e ea s i ly i nt e r p r e t ed f o r t he ma s s e s Mo de rate -pri ce d fa shio n co mp ani es a r e u s i n g p o l y e s t e r b a s e d s a t i n i n s t e a d o f t h e m o r e e x p e n s i v e Du ches s s at in But fo r th e r es t o f the details, each company has a dif f e re n t ta k e th o ug h th e y a re e mb ra c in g t h e ov er a ll s il h ou et t e a nd t he long lace sleeves. Fashion firms rush to copy the royal gown A MODEL wears a wed ding gown inspired Kate Middleton's wedding dress designed by Allen Schwartz at the 18th annual Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles, Friday, April 29, 2011. Schwartz, who started sketching as soon as the gown was revealed on TV, said his team arrived at 5:30 a.m. at his Los Angeles showroom, ready to cut the pattern. He unveiled the gown at a charity gala on Friday night and on Saturday, one of his A.B.S stores in the area was expected to have a sample on display for customers. (AP) The Team Effect Y O U H E A R t h e w o r d s t e a m t e a m w o r k o r t e a m b ui ld ing a t the off ic e so me o f u s more than othe rs B ut do a uthe ntic te ams r e all y ex ist? O r a r e you a p art of a disc onne cte d g r ou p of p eople w ho h appe n to w ork for the sam e emp l oye r al l wi th d i ff er e nt a g e nd a s ? So m e t i m e s e m p l o y e es a r e lure d into think ing a te am e xists bec au s e the w ord i s u s e d s o o f t e n U n f o r t u n at el y, t h e y e n d u p f e el i n g c o nf use d or b e tra ye d b ec a us e th ey e xp er i en ce a n is o l at ed fe eli ng w hen c olla borat ion is a nt ic ip ate d, or w he n re la tio ns h i p s t h e y t h o u g h t w e r e h e a l t h y t u r n o u t t o b e o n e s i d e d o r e x p l o i t i v e T h e y e ventu ally r e alise they are a m embe r of a grou p of p eopl e w o r k i n g t o g e t h e r w h o a r e putt ing th eir per s onal agend as fi rst, su pp orti ng ea c h ot he r only w hen it se r v es th em. At some organisations the w ord tea mwork i s embedde d in t he co r po ra te v alu es and p e r f o r m a n c e m a n a g e m e n t p r o c e s s t h e n s u p p o r t e d b y int ern al and e xter nal cou rs e s L e a d e r s a n d c o w o r k e r s su ppo r t th e el abo rate sm oke s c r e e n b y e s p o u s i n g t e a m work as a value. Building a culture characterised by col lab or at io n s t ar ts at th e to p. I t d oes n 't s ta r t wi t h me r ely art iculat ing th e r igh t word s; i t sta rt s w i th l e ad e rs w h o ta k e the time to become aware of their subtle and overt behav iours that create division and c o n s c i e n t i o u s l y t r a n s f o r m them. Two of the decisions lead er s mak e t ha t i nh i bi t t ea mwork are: promoting persons w h o a re r u th l e s s o r e m p l o y e e s who ar e t ech ni call y co mp etent with d efici ent i nter per s o n a l s k i l l s P r o m o t i o n o f t h e s e t y p e s o f e m p l o y e e s automatically lowers morale and the possibility for team w ork bec ause empl oyee s fee l t h e y a r e b e i n g u s e d o r a t t a c k e d Th e s e t y p e s o f d e c i s i o n s m a d e b y h i r i n g m a n a g er s f ee d e nti tl em e nt be h av i o u r s i n t h e w o r k p l a c e b ec a use w he n emp loy ee s fee l u nf ai rly tre at ed t he p erc e iv e d i neq uita ble t r e atm ent c rea tes the foundation for the belief th at t hey ha ve an ex te nd ed list of rights. A no t h e r ty p e o f l e a d e r w h o c r e a t e s a m u t a t i o n o f t h e team experience is the man ager who l acks al l the b asi c s k i l l s t o p e r f o r m i n t h e i r sen ior role so the y u s e str o ng p er formers in order to c r ea te t h e a pp e a ra nc e o f sa ti sfa c t or y p e r f o r m a n c e T h e s e m a n a g e r s i n i t i a l l y c r e a t e t h e f a c a d e o f t e a m w o r k w h e r e u n s u s p e c t i n g e m p l o y e e s b e l i e v e t h e y a r e p a r t o f a m u t u a l c o l l a b o r a t i o n b u t these employees are actually in a one-sided working rela ti on s hi p, pe rf o r mi ng i n t wo rol es. T he emplo yee i n the s u p p o r t i v e r o l e s o m e t i m e s realizes th ey ar e b eing used w h en t he y a re o ve rlo ok ed f or a p r o m o t i o n b e c a u s e t h e manager can't release them. I n s o m e w o r k e n v i r o n men ts m emb er s o f a gr o up a t t ac k e a c h ot h e r e i th e r o pe n ly o r s ur r e p ti t i ou s l y. T h ei r i n t e n t i s t o e x p o se e a c h o t h e r s s h o r t c o m i n g s s o m e t i m e s c a m o u fla g i ng th e a tt ac k as a l eg i ti mate comp laint in an effort t o make them s e lv es look b ett e r S o m e t i m e s i t w o r k s be ca use the de c isio n ma ke r is not a critica l thinke r but w e all kno w tha t w hen a p erson has to make another pe r son s e em inc om pe ten t i n orde r to p r o f il e t he i r v al u e i t s a ys a who le lo t abo ut the defi cie ncie s in their se lf e s te em. T h e T e a m E ff e c t C r e a t i n g t h e t e a m e f f e c t tak es mu c h mo re tha n a t ea m b u i ld i ng act i vi t y o r a s o ci al ev e nt W h en em p lo ye rs sp on s o r s t a f f s o c i a l s t o a d d r e s s team issues, some employees s h o w u p a n d e n j o y t h e m s el ves, o ther s c h oos e not to a t t en d b ec au s e t h ey d o no t w a n t t o s p e n d a m i n u t e o f t h eir p ersonal time w ith their co wor k er s. N o ma tt er ho w successful the social interac tio n a pp e ars t o be a n e v en t is an external attempt to trans form an internal issue of not feeling valued or respected. The team effect addresses th e s e i n t e rn a l i ss ue s a n d e x i s ts when: Team members trust each o t h e r a n d ar e w il l i n g t o b e vulnerable because mistakes are tre a te d as l ea rn in g op po rtu n it i e s a nd no t t h e e n d o f t h e world. Members of the team may not like each other but they p ut asid e t he propen sity f or a v o i d a n c e o r d y s f u n c t i o n a l c o n f r o n t a t i o n r e f u s i n g t o a l l o w p e t t i n e s s o r a n g e r t o i n f i l t r a t e t h e i r i nt e r a ct i o n s T h e y p u t t h e t e a m a g e n d a before the ir persona l p r o cli vities. T h e r e a r e o f f i c e p o l i t i c s bu t r e l a ti o n sh i p s a re m a n a g e d in a way that the tendencies t o wa r d co m p e t i t i o n d o n o t overwhelm the need for col laboration. L e a d e r s u n d e r s t a n d t h a t c r e a t i n g a n d s u s t a i n i n g healthy team dynamics takes t i m e a n d s u s t a i n e d b e h a v i o u r a l m o d i f i ca t io n T he s e lea de rs de mo nstrate the rig ht b e h av i ou r s s e l ec t t h e r i gh t people for teams and reward desired collaborative behav iours. While they do recog ni s e in d i v i d u a l a c h i e v e m e n t i t do e s n o t o v e r ri d e th e a c h i e v e ment of the team. Me m b er s of t h e te a m kn ow h ow to p rovide const ructive feedback to their colleagues, no matter their level, balanc ing the positive and ne gativ e, inspiring co mmitme nt, mutual re sp e c t a n d c re a t iv i t y. Th e y understand what to say, how to d e l i v e r t h e m e ss a g e a n d t h e importance of right timing. M em b er s ar e t r an s pa r en t with open agendas and their interactions are aligned with their open agendas. Em o t i o n h a p p e n s a n d s o does self management. M e m b e r s e x p e r i e n c e a s e ns e o f co nn ect ed ne ss a nd re a l su p p o rt T he y s e n se c a r e a b o u t e m p a t h i s e w i t h a n d value each other. B i l l B r a dl e y a re t ir e d N B A player and US Senator, once s um m a r i s e d t e am w or k s ay i n g R e s p e c t y o u r f e l l o w huma n be ing trea t t hem fa irl y, d is a gr ee wi th th em h on es tly, enjoy their f riends hip, explore your thoughts about o ne a no th er cand id ly, wor k together for a common goal an d h el p one an othe r ac hi ev e it." By following his advice, you will addr ess e m ployees' n e e d s t o f e e l v a l u e d a n d r e spec te d b y settin g the stag e for the team effect. Yvette Bethel is CEO of Organizational Soul, an HR Consult ing and Leadership Development company. You can find more information at www.orgsoul.com. By YVETTE BETHEL
T H E T R I B U N E SECTION C HEAL TH: Body and mind T U E S D A Y M A Y 3 2 0 1 1 THE MISS Bahamas Talented Teen Com pet it ion was h eld las t n igh t, S und ay, M ay 1, 2011. Fift e en year-old Monesha Bow leg of J ordan Pr ince Willi am High S c h ool is th e n ew M is s B aha ma s Tale nted Tee n, bea ting ou t te n o ther g i rl s t o c a pt ur e t he c row n a s a p a c k ed au d ie n c e watched the show. She sang her way into the judges hearts. K'Lysa Knowles of St Augustine's College wa s f i r s t r u n n e r up p er f o r m in g an e xc i t i ng da n ce n u mb er At h e na Co ch in am o go l us o f Q u e e n s C o l l e g e w a s s e c o n d r u n n e r u p DaeVi nia H all, a 1 6 year -o ld s tu dent of CR W a l k e r, w a s t h ir d r un n e r u p .T h e p l a c e of fo u rt h runner u p w ent to the youngest c ompetitor, 1 3 year-old Ashley Gilbert of CH Reeves. S e v e n t e e n y e a r o l d A a d e n B a r r o w o f Kin gs way A cad emy c ar ri ed h om e pr i zes fo r be s t float and t h e c ulture couture compe tition, a s she mo de l ed a go w n, ba g a n d ha t ma d e c om pletely from coconut bark. M O N E S H A B O WL E G WI N S M I S S B A H A M A S T A L EN T E D T E EN P ersistence certainly paid off for Anastagia Pierre. One year after she narrowly missed her dream of being Miss Bahamas, Braneka Bassett the outgoing queen,crowned Anastagia her successor on Sunday evening. T h e 2 2 y e a r o l d 5 1 0 b e a u t y w o w e d judges w it h her ans wer t o t he fi n al questi on of w he t he r w om en or m en w e r e t h e s t r ong er sex s aying that women wer e st rong succ essful and nurtur ing. O n e year bef ore as fi rst runner up, s h e had t o s tep back and wat ch B r a ne ka b e c r o w n ed T h i s y e ar i t w a s a t e ar f ul e x ch an g e a s B r an ek a cr o w ne d h er q ue e n. S h e wil l r e p re se n t th e B a ha m a s at t he Miss Universe pageant later this year. "I b el ieve that h olding th e tit le o f Miss Bahamas is not only an honour and a privi lege, but also a job. In my eyes, the year as M i s s Ba h a m a s i s a y e a r o f se r v i c e a n d I coul dn' t be mor e exci t ed and ready t o ser ve my country." R ep re se n tin g he r co un tr y is s o met hin g that 23-year-ol d Sas h a Joyce has down pat. On Sunday night, the former Carifta track s t a r ( i n 2 00 5 s h e r e c e i v e d a s i l ve r a nd b r on z e m ed a l i n t h e he p t ah l on an d 4 x4 re l a y r e s pe ctively) was crowned Miss Bahamas World and w il l compe t e in the Mi ss Wo r ld Beauty pageant. It is d e finite ly d iffer en t c om pe ting o n t he tr ack and bei ng in a beaut y pageant On the track you are just competing with your self on the track, but in a beauty pageant, you are competing against the other girls." Sasha was certainly able to hold her own on pageant night, feeding off the energetic supporters in the audience in the Atlantis The atr e wh o wer e th er e to che er h er on She has said that entering Miss Bahamas is "t he m os t u nu su a l th in g tha t I h av e ev er done." MISS B AH AMAS UNIVERS E A ND MISS B A HAMAS WORLD CR OWNED S UND A Y NIG HT Sasha Joyce Monesha Bowleg M ISS BAHAMAS T ALEN T ED TEEN MIS S BAH AMAS WOR LD Anastagia Pierre MISS BAH AMAS U NIV ER SE
SMILING from ear to ear, four members of the Lucayan Lightning swim team returned from the Carifta Swimming Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados. And they certainly had good reason to celebrate, bringing home an impressive 13 medals. The Bahamas swim team, which had a total of 36 swim mers four from Grand Bahama, one from Abaco and 31 from Nassau amassed 41 medals and got third place overall behind Guadeloupe and Trinidad and Tobago. Algernon Cargill, president of the Bahamas Swimming Federation highlighted the Lightnings Dustin Tynes as the most outstanding Bahamian swimmer in the 2011 Carifta championships. In the boys 13-14 category, Dustin won gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m breast stroke, breaking three Carifta records and two Bahamian records. He was also a member of the 400m medley relay team which took the bronze. Taryn Smith swam in one of the closest races of the entire meet, the girls 13-14 50m freestyle. There was a tie for the gold and Taryn received the bronze, only nine hundredths of a second behind the first place times. Smith was awarded silver in the 50m fly and 100m free. She swam some of the strongest legs in all her relay events which gave her silver medals in the 400m medley, 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle. Joanna Evans, swimming her first year in the girls 13-14 category, joined her team mate and close friend Taryn in the 800m freestyle relay and was delighted with her silver medal. The third musketeer of this dynamic trio, Maya Albury, competed in the girls 15-17 category, swimming numerous personal best times and an impressive leg in the 200m freestyle relay to win her team the bronze medal. Andy Loveitt, coach of the Lucayan Lightning, was extremely proud of his swimmers performances, saying that dedication, resilience and hard work bring rewards. Loviett wanted to publicly thanked Anita Doherty of Bishop Michael Eldon School, Preben Olsen of the Grand Bahama Yacht Club and Mike Webber of Our Lucaya for their support and use of pools, Sky Bahamas for travel sponsorship and Peter Rebmann and the Top 20 Club for their generous finan cial assistance. These results have been achieved under challenging circumstances. These children have been compelled to use different pools to achieve their goals. On some days, the team has to travel to different venues to accumulate suf ficient training time, said Loveitt. Bahamas team manager Patra Albury was very happy with the contingent that went to Barbados. Without exception, the 36 swimmers represented their families and country remarkably well. We are very proud of them. The celebrations had to be very short for the Lucayan Lightning Swim Team because they were up bright and early on Friday morning, training at 9am with their new motto, Dont wait for your ship to come in, swim out to TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONE INSIDE International sports news TAKING a break from playing with his new regu lar partner Michal Merti nak, Mark Knowles teamed up with American Andy Roddick to play in the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain. The unseeded duo played their first round match on Sunday but were beaten 7-6 (20 team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares from Brazil. T T E E N N N N I I S S B B A A H H A A M M I I A A N N T T E E A A M M W W I I N N L L E E S S S S THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Associations team of Kevin Major Jr, Shaquille Taylor and Christian Cargill lost the four matches they played at the North/Central America & Caribbean Final Qualifying Tournament in Merida, Mexico, over the weekend. The team put up a gallant effort but was defeated 3-0 by Mexico, the United States and Canada and was denied the opportunity to advance to the next round. Kno wles, Roddick f all in Madrid opener MEDAL HAUL (L-r Lightning swimmers win 13 Carifta medals P h o t o c o u r t e s y o f P a t r a A l b u r y Junior sailing champion Rolles in the spotlight L EGENDARY SAILOR S ir Durward Sea Wolf Knowles (centreleft picturesque Elizabeth Harbour, Georgetown, Exuma. SEE more photos on pages 2 & 3E P h o t o s b y P a t r i c k H a n n a / B I S Hawks beat Bulls in Game 1 S ee page 5e
LOCAL SPORTS PAGE 2E, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS A class of champions 5 8th National Family Island Regatta G eorgetown, Exuma P h o t o s b y P a t r i c k H a n n a / B I S CLASS B CHAMPS Lady Sonia crew members (above National Family Island Regatta in picturesque Elizabeth Harbour, Georgetown, Exuma, over the weekend. Also on this page, the Red Stripe (belowbelow and the Termites from Staniel Cay (bottom right
LOCAL SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011, PAGE 3E in Georgetown regatta 5 8th National Family Island Regatta, E xuma P h o t o s b y P a t r i c k H a n n a / B I S CLASS A CHAMPS Tida Wave crew members (above in the 58th National Family Island Regatta in picturesque Elizabeth Harbour, Georgetown, Exuma, over the weekend. LADY MURIEL finished 2nd in Class A, Abaco Lonesome Dove (below Chase (bottom CLASS D CHAMPIONS: The crew of Old Faithful on the right. Junior sailors can be seen bottom right.