75¢TUESDAY MAY 10, 2011EST. 1844 / VOL. 163. NO. 402 www.thenassauguardian.comTHEFIRSTINNEWSSINCE1844 M BAHAMAS EDITION WEATHER SUMMARY BRIGHT AND SUNNY 76 HIGH LOW BUSINESS BR1MAILBOATSTRIKE CONCERNS SEE DETAILS IN HEALTH & WELLNESS L8 $24 MILLION BAIR LOSSESAuditor concerned airline can only survive with govt support By KRYSTEL ROLLE Guardian Staff Reporterkrystel@nasguard.comBahamasairs net loss nearly doubled in the 2009/2010 fiscal year to almost $24 million as compared to the net loss recorded the previous fiscal year, according to the airlines latest annual report. The 2009/2010 Bahamasair report was tabled yesterday in the House of Assembly by Minister of Public Works and Transport Neko Grant. The total net loss for Bahamasair in 2009/2010 was $23.6 million as compared to the $12.99 million loss Bahamasair recorded the previous fiscal year. As a result of the large loss Deloitte and Touche, thePM: Old voter register to close July 14By JUAN McCARTNEY Guardian Senior Reporterjuan@nasguard.comThe Free National Movement and the Parliamentary Registrar Errol Bethel are urging Bahamians to have their names added to the new voter register, after Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced yesterday that the current register of voters would be terminated on July 14. I advised the Governor General to terminate the current register, Ingraham Hubert Ingraham Errol Bethel Perry Christie Usman Saadat Fire deaths murder charge reducedBy ARTESIA DAVIS Guardian Senior Reporterartesia@nasguard.comProsecutors yesterday dropped charges against John Tellus, who was accused of planning the deaths by fire of four people. Tellus was originally charged with murder and arson in the September 17, 2009 deaths of Theresa Brown, 51; her daughter Kayshala Bodie, 18; and granddaughter Telair Johnson, one; as well as their neighbor Savanna Stuart, 18. They all died when someone set Browns home in Wilson Tract ablaze. However, those charges were changed to conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit arson by the time Tellus was arraigned in the Supreme Court. Michael Hanna represented Tellus. Prosecutors also amended charges against Eltorio Ferguson who also faced conspiracy charges in the case. Ferguson is now on trial for abetment to arson and abetment to manslaughter. Family members of the deceased who all wore memorial T-shirts and buttons were not happy with the decision to reduce the charges. In his opening address, prosecutor Neil Brathwaite told the jury that Ferguson was in prison when the Crown alleges that he called someone and told that person to set the home afire because he was upset with Bodie, with whom he had a relationship. Brathwaite said the jurors should not be concerned about why Ferguson was in prison. He said, Its not your business why he was there. Fergusons lawyer, Geoffrey Farquharson, objected to the evidence of the Crowns first witness DC 2752 Hamilton. The trial continues before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs today. (From left) Eltorio Ferguson and John Tellus leave a Bank Lane courtroom yesterday morning. Photo:EDWARDRUSSELLIIIChristie says Saadats resignation came too lateBy KRYSTEL ROLLE Guardian Staff Reporterkrystel@nasguard.comThe resignation of Usman Saadat as CEO of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) came too late, according to Opposition Leader Perry Christie, who said yesterday the prime minister should have acknowledged by now that a mistake was made when Saadat was appointed. Police assess the scene where a fatal shooting took place Sunday night in the Garden Villas neighborhood in Freeport, Grand Bahama. This latest incident is the islands third homicide for 2011. Photo: JENNEVA RUSSELL Freeport man dies after gunshot to headBy CLEOPATRA MURPHY Freeport News Reportercleopatra@nasguard.comFREEPORT, Grand Bahama A 31-yearold man is dead after he suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head late Sunday night. The victims death marks the third homicide on Grand Bahama for the year. According to police, at 11:28 p.m. officers from the Police Mobile Division were dispatched to the Garden Villas area after being notified of a shooting in the community. When officers arrived on Adventurers Way they came across the victim, a black male who had been shot, lying on the ground. The victim had been shot in the head. The Freeport man was transported by ambulance to the accident and emergency section of the Rand Memorial Hospital for See Christie on A8 See Losses on A2 See Register on A2 See Gunshot on A2
$24 million BAir losses From A1 auditing firm responsible for the report, expressed concern about the Bahamasairs future. Bahamasair has been a burden on the Public Treasury for years. According to the report, Bahamasair has incurred an accumulated deficit of $473 million since it was incorporated in 1973. Bahamasair has not had a profitable year since it was created. The report further revealed that Bahamasairs total income decreased significantly over the period in question. It fell to $59.59 million in 2009/2010 from the $78.8 million recorded in 2008/2009. Total expenses at the airline moderately decreased from $91.54 million in 2008/2009 to $85.1 million in 2009/2010. At the end of June 2010, the end of the 2009/2010 fiscal year, the companys current liabilities exceeded its current assets by $13.86 million, up from the $12.2 million figure recorded in 2008/2009. These factors raise significant doubt as to whether the company will be able to continue as a going concern without the continued financial support of the government, the auditor said. The government has agreed to provide such financial support and assistance to the company to enable it to meet its obligations and continue as a going concern. The government has warned Bahamasair on numerous occasions that it cannot continue to dump large sums into the airline indefinitely. Bahamasair survives primarily on state subsidies. Bahamasair chairman J. Barrie Farrington said in the report that the large loss in 2009/2010 resulted from a number of unpredictable factors. The government provided Bahamasair with $19.877 million in 2009/2010, according to Farrington. In an effort to reduce losses at Bahamasair, Farrington said several initiatives will be introduced. Some of these measures include the introduction of more fuel efficient and economically operated Saab planes over an 18-month period; the sale of inefficient and expensive to maintain Dash 8300 planes; and that cost containment will continue to receive widespread attention at the airline. Shareholders and employees of Bahamasair must face the hard truth Bahamasair must be radically changed if it is to survive, Farrington said. I am confident that through a collective effort, we can change our destiny and make Bahamasair an airline that could be the pride of all Bahamians.PM: Old voter register to close July 14 From A1 said in the House of Assembly yesterday. (The order) is to be gazetted as of today. The announcement follows a similar warning the prime minister gave during a press conference at Cabinet in March, when he said he would cause the current register to come to an end in June or July. The pending closure of the current register does not affect the ability of Bahamian citizens to register to vote in the upcoming elections, however, it does mean that the register used in the last general election will be retired. Bethel said that the register that we use from April 2007 will no longer exist after July 14. So anybody who hopes to be able to vote in the next election must make sure that they are registered on the new register, he said. Everybody must be certain now that we are focused on one register only. He pointed out that eligible voters still have until the House of Assembly is dissolved to register to vote in the general election. Ingraham has given no indication as to when that would occur. No man knoweth the hour or the date but one. And he aint talking, Ingraham said when asked when the next nationwide poll would be called. The registrar said that after July 14, the way would be clear for the Boundaries Commission to meet and make recommendations. They will decide whether or not there are boundary changes to be made and after that an election could be called at any point in time, he said. Bethel was unaware of when the commission would be formed. We know that the Boundaries Commission met five years ago and it will meet again next year, he said. They have a timetable but I dont know the timetable. The final report of the Boundaries Commission is critical to a general election being held. Parliament has to approve the commissions report, and the Parliamentary Registration Department has 30 days to implement any changes recommended and make sure voters cards and the register reflect any alterations. Bethel said that about 55,000 of the approximately 170,000 eligible voters from throughout the archipelago had signed up so far. He also noted that registration has slowed down since the prime minister spoke about the register several weeks ago. We are hoping that people now come and make sure they get registered because they should now understand that they have to be registered as quickly as possible, he said. The FNM reminded in a statement last night that, Information on where and the hours one may register to vote, as well as the identification required to register, is available from the offices of the Parliamentary Registration Department in New Providence and Grand Bahama as well as the administrators offices in the Family Islands. Freeport man dies after gunshot to head From A1 medical attention where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. A short time after his arrival at the medical facility the attending physician pronounced the man dead. His identity has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, as investigations continue into the incident, police are asking for the publics assistance in solving this latest homicide. We are appealing to the residents and other persons who were in the area when this incident occurred to assist in the investigations by calling 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911. Twenty-four-year-old Tamaro Johnson became the first murder victim for the year after a stabbing incident that occurred outside Club Rock N Roll during the International Bazaar on Sunday, March 6. Johnson had sustained multiple stab wounds about his body. He was admitted to the intensive care unit at the Rand Memorial Hospital but died of his injuries the next day. Twenty-one-year-old Jonathan McKenzie and 18year-old Darieo Demetrius Smith were charged with his murder and were not required to enter a plea. Both will return to court on July 13, 2011 for a preliminary inquiry. Forty-two-year-old Patrick Russell of Lewis Yard became the islands second homicide after he was killed on Monday, March 7. Police reports said Russell had been sitting in his vehicle through an unpaved road between Weddell Avenue and Bruce Avenue when another vehicle approached and the occupants opened fire. Russell sustained multiple gunshots wounds about the body. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Rand Memorial Hospital. Twenty-eight-year-old Leonard Louis Barnett was charged with his murder and was not required to enter a plea. Barnett is presently remanded at Her Majestys Prison and is expected to return to court on May 23, 2011. He is also up for retrial in connection to the murder of 27-year-old Rico Astair Farrington, which occurred in 2004. The jury was unable to come to a verdict during the previous case in April 2010. A2THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 National News Notice is hereby given of the loss of Bahamas Government Registered Stock Certificates as follows: Interest Certificate Maturity Stock Rate No. Date Amount 1. Bahamas 9% 16073 2013 $27,000 Registered Stock 2. Bahamas 9% 16068 2013 $23,000 Registered Stock 3. Bahamas 5.75% 76243 2024 $450,000 Registered Stock 4. Bahamas 5.75% 70-003C 2022 $6,200 Registered Stock I intend to request The Registrar to issue a replacement certificate. If this certificate is found, please write to P.O. Box CB12-407, Nassau, Bahamas. (DF55) NOTICE GAS VOUCHER WINNERLOG ON... SIGN IN... LISTEN TO WIN... GAS MONEY GO TO: www.bahamaslocal.com LOCATE THE STAR 106.5 FM PAGE COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM: ENTER THE COMPETITION TODAYS KEYWORD:GSTORE WINNER ANNOUNCED ON STAR 106.5 FM AFTER 10AM NEWS CONGRATULATIONS TO: N/A THE DAILY TEN LOGON... SIGNIN... LISTENTOWIN...$10 PREPAIDMINUTES GOTO:www.bahamaslocal.com LOCATETHESTAR 106.5 FMPAGE COMPLETETHEENTRYFORM: ENTERTHECOMPETITION TODAYSKEYWORD: FLOWERS WINNERANNOUNCEDONSTAR 106.5 FM AFTER10AMNEWSCONGRATULATIONSTO:N/A ABahamasair jet on the tarmac of the Lynden Pindling International Airport. File photo
By CHESTER ROBARDS Guardian Staff Reporterchester@nasguard.comThe Bahamas Department of Immigration has received more than 5,000 requests for work visas since December of 2010, officials said yesterday during the unveiling of new brochures outlining policy and a new interdepartmental email address. Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette said the type of work being applied for by expatriate workers has not changed, while the numbers of specialty workers has increased due to their need in the construction field. Symonette said officials are still not seeing many Bahamians filling the roles of gardeners, maids and live-in staff, which are for the most part still being filled by expatriate workers. What has changed, according to Symonette, is the electronic work visa they receive which has replaced the old paper system. He said the inclusion of the visa and work permit in one will assist the department when the thousands of Chinese workers begin arriving to work on the core phase of Baha Mars development. Director of Immigration Jack Thompson said almost 400 of the cards, which look like plastic drivers licenses, have been issued since they came out of the testing phase late last year. Thompson and Symonette announced yesterday the introduction of the immigration departments dedicated email address email@example.com v.bs and brochures they hope will alleviate the enormous number of phone calls received by the department from applicants. Customer service will be [the] number one priority, Thompson said. Information brochures will assist the public in terms of the delivery of quality service. Symonette said the email, which will be fully manned by a dedicated, multi-lingual officer along with the brochures, will curtail the long lines of information seekers at the immigration departments headquarters. No longer will persons seeking information need to stand in line to access basic information, he said. Rather, our customers/clients can simply obtain a brochure with the required policies/procedures. The new brochures also incorporate various aspects of the investment policies as recently enunciated by the Rt. Honorable prime minister. People appreciate special personal attention and I am pleased that the department is moving in that direction. Symonette added that the Data Processing Unit is presently upgrading the governments website system to ensure that all of the immigrations departments information is up to date and that all of the brochures will be placed within the system. The brochures include information on how to apply for a work visa, citizenship, resident spouse permits, homeowner resident cards, permanent residency and permits to reside in the Bahamas. Thompson said the brochures will only be offered in English and will be distributed throughout immigration department offices across the Bahamas and government administration offices. Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA3 National News THE BRENNEN FAMILY NR36 The years have come and gone, But we hold to the prayers of Our Dear Mother. With Grateful Hearts Date of Birth: 7th December, 1917 Fell Asleep: 10th May, 1990 NURSE LILIESBELLE VIOLA FIFE BRENNEN Downtown public space project could cost $1.5mBy CHESTER ROBARDS Guardian Staff Reporterchester@nasguard.comThe public square project proposed by the Downtown Nassau Partnership (DNP) could be a $1.5 million investment that jump starts Nassaus redevelopment, promotes commerce and drives Bahamians back to their city, the managing director of the DNP said yesterday. Vaughn Roberts, speaking at a presentation given by experts in creating public spaces, said the green space that will replace the straw market tent when straw vendors are moved into their new building will open up the waterfront to Bay Street. The DNP hopes to develop the green space by March 2012. Roberts added that while the new public square is being programmed to become something alluring for Bahamians, the DNP will simultaneously focus on how to incorporate opportunities for small businesses and encourage further green space development by private sector developers all along Bay Street. We have a powerful opportunity to put activities in these places to make them places, and places people want to go to, Roberts said. Parcels in there could easily be redeveloped consistent with the overall vision for the waterfront, but the scale of that development could be thought of as the first phase. Retail around the square should conform in a way that it supports the square and the square will support new retail. Roberts said the development of the old straw market site will be sponsored mainly by the private sector through a series of fundraising initiatives. As the square develops, Roberts said it should cause Bahamians to have a better understanding of their ownership role in the downtown area. Our idea is that the square should be funded by private sector support, he said. So we will do some fundraising. We are trying to make it a public process that causes a different kind of ownership. Public spaces expert Fred Kent said during his presentation that Bay Street as a destination is pretty good but not great and could become more. Downtown has really become mostly for tourists and that doesnt mean its all for tourists, but thats an issue, he said. Were perfectionists in a sense because we travel all over the world and we see what the best is, so when we see something thats not as good as it could be, we find ways to help elevate it. Roberts said the completion of the square should herald much more activity, especially for Bahamians, in the downtown area. The more of these (events) we create the more reason we give people to come into the town on a regular basis, he said. The more this idea of ownership sort of changes the way they see the town as a place for visitors now (Bahamians will see it) more so as a place for residents and visitors. VAUGHNROBERTS Immigration Dept. refines procedures (From left) Director of Immigration Jack Thompson, Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette and Director of Labour Harcourt Brown at the official launch of the Immigration Department's information brochures at Immigration headquarters yesterday afternoon. Photos: TONY GRANT Jr. Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette displays the new work visa cards that are now being issued at yesterday's official launch of the Department of Immigration's information brochures.
By ARTESIA DAVIS Guardian Senior Reporterartesia@nasguard.comFormer fugitive Danella Nixon no longer faces the prospect of giving birth in prison. Nixon, 29, was yesterday freed on $125,000 bail on drug and firearm possession charges. Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell originally denied bail for Nixon who is eight months pregnant because she considered her a flight risk. Police had been looking for Nixon since 2008 in connection with two separate drug seizures. Police finally caught up with Nixon last month. However, Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams, who will hear the case, approved bail for Nixon. Prosecutors allege that Nixon was living in a villa on Marine Drive where police found 1,250 pounds of marijuana, a 9mm Baretta, a 9mm Ruger pistol, a 9mm Browning pistol and an assorted ammunition on May 17, 2008. Nixons trial in that case begins on October 20. Nixons half-brother, Kerrington Knowles, has already been acquitted of those charges by Magistrate Bethell. A4THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 National News NOTICENotice is hereby given that KEVIN L. EVANS of Calabash Bay, Andros, The Bahamas, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for Registration/ Naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 3rd day of May, 2011 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P. O. Box N-7147 Nassau, Bahamas.NJ09 NOTICENotice is hereby given that ROBERT WASHINGTON WILLIAMS of P.O. Box CB-11983, Greenwood Palm, Sandilands Village, Nassau, The Bahamas, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for Registration/Naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 3rd day of May, 2011 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P. O. Box N-7147 Nassau, Bahamas.NJ09 NOTICENotice is hereby given that PRISCILLA MAY CARTWRIGHT of P.O. Box N-9968, #9 Windsor Street, Nassau, The Bahamas, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for Registration/ Naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 3rd day of May, 2011 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P. O. Box N-7147 Nassau, Bahamas.NJ09 Sports tourism brochure tabled in the HouseBy KRYSTEL ROLLE Guardian Staff Reporterkrystel@nasguard.comSports in Paradise thats the theme behind the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Ministry of Tourisms effort to promote The Bahamas as a world class sports tourism destination. In its newly-developed sports tourism information brochure, which was tabled in the House of Assembly yesterday by Sports Minister Charles Maynard, the government is offering compelling reasons why foreigners should choose The Bahamas to host their sporting events. You will find our hospitality to be as warm and as constant as the Bahamian sun, said Minister Maynard in his personal message which is included in the brochure. The Bahamas government has embarked upon an aggressive program to build sporting venues. The most recent and the most visible example is our new $30 million, 15,000-seat, world-class stadium in Nassau. Maynard also pointed out other sporting arenas including the Betty KellyKenning Swimming Complex and the National Tennis Centre among other fields and gymnasiums. He also pointed to the multitude of Bahamian sporting giants that have placed the country on the map over the years. Sports is pure. It is nothing less than a way to bring people of different cultures together to compete in peace and in friendship. That is why it is such a powerful force for good in this world. Through sports, many young Bahamians have been afforded opportunities for exposure and higher learning, Maynard added. Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace added his own message. He stressed that The Bahamas is a good venue to stage sporting events. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard makes his contribution in Parliament yesterday. The Sports Centre Redevelopment Project master plan was displayed to assist his contribution. Photo: TONY GRANTJr. See Brochure on A8 See Bail on A8Pregnant woman on drug charge gets bail Danella NixonFilePhoto
Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA5 National News PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY PRE-QUALIFICATION TENDER NOTICE The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, invites sealed Pre Qualification Tenders from Bahamian Contractors with experience in: 1. Construction of Hospitals and Specialised Healthcare Facilities 2. General Construction valued at ten million dollars (B$10MM) and above 3. Installation of Infrastructure Works including Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil Systems 4. Installation of Plumbing, Electrical, Air Conditioning, and Medical Gas Systems for Healthcare and Industrial Facilities 5. Valid Business License 6. Financial Stability [minimum three (3) year audited financials & bank references] 7. National Insurance Board Letter of Compliance 8. Public Liability Insurance not less than one million dollars (B$1MM) 9. Bonding capacity of four million dollars (B$4MM) with a named Bond Surety 10. Documented Construction Works Health & Safety Programme The main work of this project includes major construction of a Critical Care Block with corresponding Infrastructure Works at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas of approximately 80,000 ft_ inclusive of: six (6) Operating Theatres; Intensive Care Unit; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Core Laboratory; Central Sterile Supplies Department and Support Services. Pre-qualification documents may be collected as of Friday 6 th May 2011 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, from the Public Hospitals Authority, Corporate Office, Building B. Interested parties may inspect the Pre Qualification Tender Documents and obtain further information, including eligibility to participate, at the address listed above. Contractors are also expected to be in good standing with the relevant Government Agencies. Only Contractors that are able to meet the above minimum requirements should respond. Pre-qualification documents for the Critical Care Block should be submitted in duplicate in a sealed envelope or package identified as Contractor's Prequalification Document, for the Critical Care Block and addressed to: The Chairman, Tenders Committee Public Hospitals Authority Corporate Office Building B 3rd & West Terrace, Collins Avenue P.O. Box N-8200 Nassau, Bahamas Telephone: (242) 502-1400 Fax: (242) 323-1422 Tenders are to arrive at the Public Hospitals Authority no later than 4:00pm Friday 20th May 2011; and shall include the required B$500.00 payment for the Tender Document Package. Payments may be made via certified cheque bank draft or money orders payable to the Public Hospitals Authority. This Payment shall be refundable to companies whose pre-qualifications are rejected. Please note that your company Pre Qualification submittal must be completed in full for any consideration for the same. Late submissions will not be accepted Tenderers are invited to attend the prequalification tender opening. The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. NR36 The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) released a statement yesterday insisting that the Free National Movements (FNM) tax increases over the past year, coupled with general inflation, are hurting poor and middle class Bahamians. Twelve months ago the FNM in its 2010/2011 budget imposed massive tax increases across the board on virtually all sectors of Bahamian life, the statement said. While governments across the globe worked to reduce taxes to stimulate the economy during a recession, this government actually raised them thus ensuring more pain for Bahamians and a slower economic recovery. The PLP suggested the FNM has burdened taxpayers with infrastructure development debt for political purposes. Its pretty clear. Its election time and the government wants to cut ribbons and boast about infrastructure, and they need your money to do it. This is a pattern. This government puts its own interests first, Bahamians last. The PLP outlined in the statement the increases brought about by the FNM, including increased interest rates on bank loans; increased National Insurance Board contributions; higher stamp tax owed on real estate transactions; increased vehicle taxes; and higher electricity costs. The FNM governments regressive tax and other fiscal and monetary policies combined are major contributors to this dilemma of the middle class not having any help during these difficult times, the PLP said. Rather than reducing the cost of borrowing for major capital projects, and curbing wastage in the public sector spending including the Treasury Department, the FNM government instead imposed these painful taxes on the already battered consumers who pay over 80 percent of the taxes in the country. These policy decisions were not only a disincentive to the business sector, but imposed the cruelest tax of all on Bahamians inflation. The PLP suggested that the government reduce the prime rate to ease the burden on borrowers. The PLP insisted in its statement that the FNMs policies have had a negative impact on the quality of life for Bahamians, chiefly the poor and middle class.PLP: FNM tax increases hurting BahamiansPassport officials urging residents to avoid busy periodFREEPORT, Grand Bahama Like clockwork, officials at the Passport Office in Grand Bahama are urging residents to take advantage of the slow period and apply for their ePassport before the Summer months set in. While the Summer always proves to be a busy season for the department, Officer in Charge, Superintendent of Police Clarence Russell, pointed out that applicants customarily wait until then to conduct business. During the summer months, normally there is congestion as you have all of the students who are applying internationally, you have all of the locals who want to travel and have procrastinated, unfortunately, and we are in an era of economics supply and demand, he said. If everyone is applying at the same time, more now than they ever have before, and you still only have a certain amount of machines which are all in New Providence, you may find yourself not getting your document in a timely basis. Russell, who took up office back in May 2009, pointed out that his department has made several attempts throughout the year to avoid the congestion and setbacks during the summer months and, while some have taken advantage of the call, there are those who do not. He explained that applying well in advance of ones travel date alleviates much stress for the applicant. Thats why we went on all of those drives over the last two years advising persons that now is the time to come in and apply for your ePassports so that if there is a challenge, it could be corrected in time, he said. Having said that, ePassports have been in existence for three years and it is terribly unfortunate that persons have still, at this time, not seen the wisdom in obtaining their e-Passport. In recent years, particularly in the last two years, officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have stressed the importance and advantages of the e-Passport. Once again it gives you easy access throughout the world, Europe in particular, he said. Russell stressed that the deadline for one to obtain an e-Passport has long passed, pointing out the U.S. Embassy is reluctant to issue new visas to an old passport if one has less than six months remaining. And so we make a final appeal to persons ... the summer is approaching, the time limit has expired and now is the time for you to once again get your e-Passport so you can have a smooth transition when you travel, he said. Additionally, Superintendent Russell explained, there is an advantage to one group of applicants. The one thing that perhaps we have been missing when we speak to people is that when the older folks apply for e-Passports they are already in the system, their children who come to apply for e-Passports no longer have to go and get their documents of their parents because those documents are already scanned in the system, he said. So it is also for your convenience if the older folks, who are in most instances more responsible, come in and avail themselves of the privilege of getting an e-Passport. Anyone who was born after July 9, 1973 is required to provide the documents of their parents as proof of citizenship. But, Russell noted, if your parents already have an ePassport, it means that the documents the Passport Office is requiring are already in the system and officials can always refer to them. So it makes it a bit easier if the applicant who is born after 1973 can identify for us that the parent actually has an e-Passport, we can just immediately refer to it technically in the system and identify that the birth certificate and a passport for that parent is already in the system, he said. We just copy from there, place it on the file and attempt to complete it so it simplifies the process for the applicant if your parents or grandparents already have an e-Passport. Applying for an e-Passport is easy, Russell said, and can be done on line with the simple click of the mouse, or anyone can retrieve an application locally at the distribution locations. By CHESTER ROBARDS Guardian Staff Reporterchester@nasguard.comBy LEDEDRA MARCHE FN Senior Reporterlededra@nasguard.com Craig Delmore Lowe, 56, of Lancaster Road is taken from court after being charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of Donnell Fox. Photo: Edward Russell III
Editorial & Letters (Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org) email@example.com A6THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Side burns Quote in Time Sharon Salzberg Signicance of NDP members' decision to join PLP The departure of URCA's CEO On Friday, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) announced that its CEO Usman Saadat resigned. Saadat, however, agreed to stay on at the regulator until August 31 to allow for a transition to new leadership. In the release sent out to the media by URCA announcing Saadats resignation, URCA chairman Wayne Aranha said Saadats resignation was directly influenced by the recent unfortunate and unwarranted personal attacks on him and his family by different media. URCA did not name the media houses it thinks attacked Saadat. Over the past few months, The Nassau Guardian published a series of stories examining the connection between URCA and Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) the company URCA had to evaluate before it could purchase 51 percent of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). No reasonable person or group could consider these articles personal attacks. URCA is a state regulator. Its business is the business of the Bahamian people. The media has the responsibility to scrutinize its activity just as it scrutinizes the activity of other state agencies. Saadat, the other executives of URCA and its board must understand that they do not work for a private business. As a regulator, URCA must act and be seen to act impartially. When questions emerge about potential conflicts of interest at the regulator, it should respond by word and action to ensure that no such conflicts exist. In the stories published by this newspaper the close ties between several members of URCA and CWC were examined. Saadat formerly served as CEO of CWCs St. Lucia operation. He joined URCA (formerly the Public Utilities Commission) in 2009 as its director of policy and regulation. Controversy emerged after The Nassau Guardian revealed that, in 2009, Saadat introduced former CWC executive Marsha Lewis to URCAs board. Lewis soon landed a human resources consultancy contract with the regulator. In those articles it was also revealed that URCA never advertised the human resources position locally, and that when Saadat applied for the CEO position last year he had to forward his resume to Lewis, his former colleague, for vetting. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has said URCA broke immigration rules by not advertising the HR post locally. Lewis leads LCI Inc. in Barbados and her husband up until the time of The Nassau Guardian investigation still served as a CWC executive. As a result of the stories, Lewis firm lost the HR job at URCA. URCA approved the BTC deal a few weeks ago and its chairman maintained that there was never any conflict of interest at the regulator. As the debate took place nationally over the conflict of interest issue regarding CWC, URCA was allowed to state its case in this newspaper and the facts were set out allowing our readers to make their own determinations on the issue. The media is at its best when it asks tough questions, it allows all sides to comment and it publishes material that makes people think. The Nassau Guardian did this and policymakers decided that change was necessary at URCA. We hope that URCA does not think this newspaper attacked its CEO. We merely asked reasonable questions and demanded reasonable answers. Isnt this what a free press should do? Loving, kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference -in our own lives and those of others. Dear Editor, The recent decision of Renward Wells and other leading members of the NDP to join the Progressive Liberal Party is most significant. In his first address to the PLP general council last Thursday, Mr. Wells carefully spelled out the rationale for his choice, and in so doing, he clarified the reasons for what has now become a flood of talented, qualified young Bahamians, white and black, into the fold of the PLP. The Progressive Liberal Party welcomes Mr. Wells and all others who like him will bring an increased pool of new ideas to the core of the Party. Mr. Wells first stressed that theirs was a personal rather than a party decision. He took pains to point out that his was not simply a political marriage of convenience, but rather a carefully considered ideological position based on a shared political philosophy and the pursuit of national goals. Mr. Wells did not come to the PLP cap in hand, seeking a PLP nomination in his constituency. This stands out in refreshing contrast to the naked political opportunism of Cassius Stuarts unholy alliance with the FNM. In this regard, Mr. Wells took pains to point out that he did not come into the PLP to leapfrog over those who had given their lives to the party, but instead he intended to join hands with them in service to our nation. No doubt Mr. Wells has heard of how Ingrahams backroom deal with Stuart was met with great resentment by the long-suffering FNM faithful, who could only hide and grumble as once again Ingraham callously rammed his decision down their collective throat. Demonstrating his keen understanding of the political process, Mr. Wells went on to suggest that while the PLP had delivered basic political rights to the Bahamian people, we had yet to achieve the second level of empowerment, that is, the economic rights. In his view, only the PLP has a real plan to accomplish this. Mr. Wells can see clearly now, as all thinking Bahamians can see, that Ingraham and the FNM are doing all they can to ensure that we never achieve economic freedom. They continue to funnel all the wealth into the well-lined pockets of the Bay Street and Eastern Road oligarchy of the wealthiest Bahamian families and to sell out profitable Bahamian assets like BTC to a bunch of foreigners. Mr. Wells explained that the overriding factor in his decision is the leadership provided by Perry Gladstone Christie as he continues to transition the new PLP into a vehicle for future change. In his call for openness and honesty among our leaders, Mr. Wells contrasted the leadership of Perry Christie with the divisive and destructive career of Ingraham in the FNM. Hubert Ingrahams decimation of the entire leadership of the FNM is well documented. From the day that he weaseled his way into the leadership of that party, Ingraham has wielded his long knives mercilessly, emasculating any and all who dared stand against or merely question him. The names of his long list of victims reads like a whos who of former FNM stalwarts: Turnquest, Bostwick, Moore, Allen, Dupuch, Wells, and most recently, Branville McCartney. Their only crime? Like Oliver Twist in the story, they asked for more. Mr. Ingraham continues to deceive the Bahamian people by claiming that third parties are irrelevant to the present political situation in The Bahamas. It is obvious that he feels threatened by Mr. McCartneys DNA which is attracting original FNMs in droves. Like a drowning rat, Mr. Ingraham is also trying to fool Bahamians by claiming that the only real issue in the coming election is the issue of leadership. We simply refuse to be sidetracked by this red herring. Does he really believe that intelligent, educated Bahamians will ignore the real issues of poverty, crime, and unemployment which have mushroomed in every year of this witless FNM government? Mr. Ingraham simply does not get it. He is in love with his own image of himself as an effective leader when even FNMs no longer see him as such. Ask them in private and even then they might still be too scared to say what they really think. This is the only legacy that Mr. Ingraham will leave behind when he loses the coming election. It is unfortunate, but entirely appropriate, that Mr. Ingraham likes to see himself as a pitbull, but the only thing a pitbull can do is attack. So he seeks to reduce the current political struggle to a personality contest by his scurrilous personal attacks on the leader of the PLP. However, with more pressing national issues at hand, we refuse to be drawn into the cesspit of gutter politics where Mr. Ingraham is right at home. It is a historical fact that the FNM has never articulated a genuine political philosophy. The FNM started its existence as a diverse group of bitter individuals whose only common bond was an intense hatred of the achievements of the late Sir Lynden Pindling. And bitterness and hatred have once again become the hallmarks of the present FNM under Hubert Ingraham bitterness and hatred directed against other Bahamians and even those in his own party. Both parties have now returned to their roots. The FNM has become a virtual dictatorship a one man show no consensus no debate. In the recent BTC fiasco Ingraham even had to publicly threaten his own MPs in the press to force them to vote yes. However, under Perry Christie the PLP has once again become the party of choice for all young Bahamians; the party of promise, of inclusion, the party of the future. In his address, Renward Wells noted the presence of Dr. Bernard Nottage among the leadership of the PLP. Only in the PLP could this be possible. Can anyone even imagine an FNM officially challenging Ingraham, not once but twice, for the leadership of the party and still remaining in his cabinet to lead one of the most sensational by-election victories this country has ever seen? Only in the PLP. This is what continues to attract young people of vision like Wells, Ryan Pinder, and Andre Rollins. Under Mr. Christies calm, quiet, confident leadership, the PLP has once again become a beacon for progressive young Bahamians of all races who share a positive vision of the limitless potential of our nation and its youth. Yours, etc., THE PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY LETTERSTOTHE EDITOR New Providence All subscriptions areSingle CopyHome Delivery payable in advance3 months (13 weeks)$47.50 Call: 302-23606 months (26 weeks)$85 or 325-431612 months (52 weeks)$155 P. O. 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Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA7 Opinion The third party merry-go-round, Part 3Canadians went to the polls last week and voted for change in their general election, though not the sort of change one may imagine. The change delivered by voters was a return to a majority government and something more resembling the traditional two-party system. After Canadas fifth election in eleven years, and eight years of minority governments, Canadians handed Prime Minister Stephen Harpers Conservatives 167 seats, over the 155 seats required to form a majority government. Despite a majority, the Conservatives netted only 39.6 percent of the votes splitting it with the two other main parties, the Liberals and the New Democrats. This means that 60 percent of voters did not support the Conservatives. Still, the election appears to be a reversal of the political fragmentation which resulted in a string of minority governments beginning in 2004 after Paul Martins Liberals failed to secure a majority. The Conservatives have broadened their reach geographically, winning seats in every province. The Liberals, the party of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, arguably one of Canadas more well-regarded prime ministers, was humiliated. They were reduced to a paltry 34 seats, lost their place as the Official Opposition and failed to capture a single seat from their opponents. WINNER Also humiliated was the regional party the Bloc Qubcois reduced from 47 seats to four in their Quebec stronghold. While the Conservatives won the government, the other big winner was the New Democratic Party (NDP) which became the Official Opposition for the first time in its history. Before Bahamian third party enthusiasts begin celebrating, they should note that the NDP won only enough seats to become the Official Opposition. They did so in their 50th anniversary year having been founded in 1961, six years before The Bahamas achieved majority rule. It is uncertain how the NDP will fare long-term and whether the Liberals can rebound. For now, however, having delivered the Liberals and the regionally-based Bloc Qubcois historic defeats while giving the NDP a major breakthrough and the Conservatives the government, Canadians have opted for the greater stability offered by a two-party system. With a majority, Harpers Government will now be held to greater accountability. He will not have the excuse of having to govern with a minority, with one eye on the various opposition forces ready to trigger a general election at any time. While there are similarities in the Bahamian and Canadian political systems, there are significant differences. Party politics in Canada is more ideological. There are clear distinctions between the right-leaning Conservatives and the significantly more liberal New Democrats. Bahamian party politics is less ideological, though there are some leanings, with the PLP being more statist and the FNM more inclined towards private enterprise. Both parties are generally centrist and socially moderate. With the notable exception of the extinct Vanguard Nationalist Socialist Party, Bahamian third parties have been formed for reasons of personality and power, not ideology. The latest example is Bamboo Town MP Branville McCartney. Mr. McCartney appears to have few ideological differences with the major parties. He is better at public relations than ideas and governance. He also seems mostly devoid of a defining political philosophy or intellectual underpinning, preferring broad themes and clichd rhetoric, often exploiting grievances and xenophobia. PABULUM There is also his penchant for pabulum, defined as both trite, insipid, or simplistic writing, speech, or conceptualization and bland... intellectual fare, entertainment, etc. Take for example this ending to a recent speech: I close with a paraphrased version of 2 Corinthians 4:16-18: Therefore, do not lose heart. Although, as a country, outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. These momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal greatness that will far out-weigh all the troubles we are experiencing now. So fix your eyes not on what you see, but on what is yet to be seen. Mr. McCartney should be careful of simplistically applying spiritual maxims to governance, such comparisons often ranging from the inexact to the insipid. The above biblical proof texting is typical of most of his public rhetoric which is given to generalizations rather than specifics. It is obviously safer territory for him. What voters would like to know are his specific thoughts on debt reduction and management of the countrys finances, social and foreign policy, among a host of issues. With the collective responsibility of cabinet government, Mr. McCartney was given an extraordinary opportunity to propose his views on responding to the nations challenges and managing its affairs. His former cabinet colleagues appear to know as much about his philosophical and policy ideas as does the public precious little. This speaks to the dearth of his intellectual reach and seriousness of purpose. Offering platitudes and proof texting Scripture are poor substitutes for rigorous thinking. It seems that much of this view is held by various members of the now defunct Bahamas Democratic Movement (BDM) and the National Democratic Party (NDP), both of which Mr. McCartney eagerly courted to no avail. Just as Mr. McCartney has begun his ride on the third party merry-goround, the BDM and the NDP have ended their rides, respectively joining forces with the FNM and PLP. Mr. McCartney seems oblivious of what the failures of these parties portend for his own effort. Moreover, both have rejected his leadership. At minimum, the BDM and NDP had a number of policy ideas, with the former the more substantial and consequential of the two. As an aside, it was amusing to watch the PLPs attempt to trash the BDM joining the FNM. Yet, when the less well-known and less well-regarded NDP joined the PLP, it was trumpeted as a major achievement. Cassius Stuart and Omar Smith, respectively their partys former leader and deputy leader, have a greater public standing than former NDP leader Renward Wells. AMATEURISH As Mr. Wells gained some notoriety, the public saw an amateurish figure whose conflicting accounts of the negotiations with the major parties have left an unflattering impression in the minds of many voters as well as various colleagues. Thus far, what the public has mostly heard of Mr. McCartneys possible third party is a series of tabloid storiescum-calculated exaggerations. These stories have concerned the amount of money and candidates Mr. McCartney reportedly has at his disposal and silly talk of a coalition government and the amount of seats he expects to gain. Despite not having formally announced his party or built an organization, possibly less than a year from the next general election, the public is supposed to believe that Mr. McCartney and his party are serious political contenders. In addition to the merry-go-round, there are other carnival amusements intended to titillate. There are magic shows, funhouse mirrors that distort reality, and other attractions. Eventually, carnival goers return home and go back to their daily lives. As the next election approaches, Mr. McCartneys will find the same, as voters turn from his sideshow and decide which major party they believe is the best choice to manage the countrys affairs over the next five years. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bahamapundit.com Front Porch BYSIMONWith the notable exception of the extinct Vanguard Nationalist Socialist Party, Bahamian third parties have been formed for reasons of personality and power, not ideology. The latest example is Bamboo Town MP Branville McCartney.
Christie says Saadats resignation came too late From A1 Saadat former CEO of Cable and Wireless Communications St. Lucia operations was hired in 2009 as URCAs director of policy and regulation. In 2010, he applied for the CEO position and was appointed to that post. URCA recently approved the sale of a majority stake in the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to CWC. Clearly any due diligence ought to have confirmed that [Saadat] was a Cable and Wireless former employee and that as soon as it was understood by the government that Cable and Wireless was interested and a real interested applicant for the purchase of BTC, warning bells should have gone off as to the unacceptability of such an appointment and he ought not to have been appointed, said Christie, responding to questions from the media. The fact that he was allowed to remain in position, and given the enormity of the sale of 51 percent of BTC to CWC and for URCA, which was under his direction, to be making important decisions on the sale makes it even worse. URCAs Chairman Wayne Aranha said in a statement on Friday that Saadat resigned after attacks on him in the media. It was unclear, however, what specific attacks Aranha was referring to. Aranha said Saadat has agreed to stay on at URCA until August 31, 2011. He has been a controversial figure, particularly in recent months when URCA was considering the sale of a majority interest in the BTC to CWC. Saadat recently featured prominently in a series of exclusive investigative articles by The Nassau Guardian questioning CWCs connection to URCA. Christie said that was a connection that should have been picked up by the government. We thought all along that this ought to have been the approximate action his resignation. It has come late but we think it is the right thing to do, he said, adding that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is not questioning the integrity of Saadat. So the prime minister ought to acknowledge to the country that a mistake was made, a very serious mistake was made and that he regrets that mistake having been made. URCA approved the BTC deal a few weeks ago and its chairman maintained that there was never any conflict of interest. However, the PLP contends otherwise. Christie said the debate on the sale of BTC was so important that all efforts should have been made to ensure the transparency of the process. He said whenever the government deems it has to employ a foreigner, it has the obligation to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. Even if you make a mistake, and you later find out there is a conflict, then youre supposed to take action. Better late than never, Christie said. Asked whether he believes that URCA is doing a good job, Christie said it is important that Bahamians believe that decisions are being fairly made. As they say it is not only important that justice is done, it must be seen to be done, he said. People are influenced by national debate. In this case, too many people have come to believe that this is just another political FNM driven decision because of some failure. As a result, no less a person than the prime minister should have gotten up and said this is a mistake that we have made. Despite the PLPs views, URCAs Board continues to stand behind Saadat. In his statement last week, Aranha said, The board would have wished Mr. Saadat to stay for the length of his tenure, until 2013, given that it has full confidence in the ability, integrity, and leadership of its CEO. Aranha also said, However, noting that this is a personal decision, which has been directly influenced by the recent unfortunate and unwarranted personal attacks on him and his family in different media, the board has reluctantly accepted his resignation. Sport tourism brochure tabled in the House From A 4 Our approach is very simple: To work in partnership with our local sporting federations and travel industry partners to attract and deliver a memorable experience to you, he said in the brochure. In fact, we have dedicated an entire unit to assist you in your planning. Perhaps that explains why the Islands of The Bahamas have successfully staged a myriad of legendary sports tourism events and conferences over the years. All of these events have one thing in common; they reflect the memorable experience that we deliver in the islands of The Bahamas. The brochure lists several reasons why The Bahamas is a good choice including proximity, value for money, availability of hotels and facilities, yearround climate for outdoor sporting events and warm, friendly Bahamian hospitality. According to the brochure, the Sports Tourism Development Unit will also assist interested persons in securing discounted airline and hotel group rates, eliminating red tape, and arranging site inspections among other things. Members of Parliament began debating the Sports Authority Act yesterday morning, which would help to facilitate the sports tourism effort, however the bill was withdrawn yesterday afternoon. The Authority will manage, maintain, operate and further develop the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre (QESC). The idea behind that is, in order to manage the upgraded facilities that we are going to have at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, we want to put a professional management entity in place, Maynard told The Guardian during an earlier interview. It starts with creating the Sports Authority, then the management structure will be set up to ensure that we get the best out of our facilities, in terms of the maintenance, management and the marketing, most importantly. The facilities will be used so we can attract big events to the country, so we need to have a proper, organized entity in order to promote our facilities. We have facilities that we expect to be developed, so all of that is a part of the master plan. The Sports Authority is expected to be established before the handover of the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in the summer of 2011. The stadium is a gift from the Peoples Republic of China and it has an estimated value of $40 million. Pregnant woman on drug charge gets bail From A4 Nixon is also accused of occupying a condominium in Westridge Estates where police found 20 pounds of marijuana. Melvin Maycock Sr. and Sarah Rolle were also charged in that case. They were both acquitted. Nixons case on that matter resumes on September 21. A8THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 National News WANT TO GET AHEAD AT WORK?While on my sick bed yesterday I received a disturbing phone call from my girlfriend Mary (not her real name). After over fifteen years of twelve-hour days, taking work home every weekend, and worst of all being man-less because her j ob rendered her social life impossible, Mary had just found out that her dedication and loyalty was being rewarded in the most cruel of ways. She was being passed over for a promotion. What? Youve got to be kidding me! Not to sound biased but on paper my friend was clearly more experienced, knew the j ob in and out and everyone liked her. So why was she being passed over for promotion? Well I must admit that she didnt have my undivided attention (give me a break, I am also in pain here) but even in this dazed state one thing was crystal clear my girl did NOT know the rules to get ahead at work. Again not to sound too biased or take her side How could she know the rules when they are not recorded anywhere? So to level the playing field Ive decide to record a few of them here: Rule No. 1: Talent is never enough Having the right skills and expertise are important, but sadly on its own cannot guarantee your success. You also have to look like your impressive resume. Unfortunately many professional women are not only committing fashion faux pas that are silently sabotaging their careers but other faux pas that damage their credibility and kill their personal brands. Namely showing too much cleavage, being too sexy for their j obs, failing to purchase quality suits and accessories, not dressing for their figures, wearing the wrong colors, wearing flip flops and jeans on casual Friday, having the wrong people in their inner circle, poor grooming, dead fish handshake, failing to stay current in their field, and the list goes on and on. Talent plus professional presence and image management are pre-requisites for the corner office. Rule No. 2: Youve got to be the part After you have the whole image makeover under control, you now have to walk the walk and be the part. What is the position that you aspire to? Who currently holds that position? Do your homework, study that person, learn from them. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses? How do you measure up? (Be objective
there is no point in lying to yourself.) Watch and learn from the pro. Model their strengths, improve on their weaknesses, then take on new responsibilities so that you can practice, practice, practice but be careful that your star doesnt shine too bright because in a twinkling of an eye you can fall from grace and be thrown out of heaven for possessing a takeover spirit. Here is a thought to keep you focused: Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
Homer Simpson Rule No. 3: Communication is key In business being able to effectively communicate is listed in the top three as a must-have skill for any professional who wants to get ahead. Keep in mind that effective communication also includes the ability to write well, the sometimes forgotten art of diplomacy, confidence and the ability to exude professional presence. More importantly, never forget the saying loose lips sink ships and as an extra precaution recite Psalm 141:3 and this little prayer everyday: Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips (NIV), or Take control of what I say, O LORD, and keep my lips sealed(NLT). This will ensure that all of my hard work will not be destroyed when (without my permission) my tongue moves faster than my brain causing me to lose my cool, cuss like a drunken sailor, reveal my trump card and tell people what I really think about them, patronize people, come across as arrogant or make some type of offensive joke or remark against a certain group of people. (Take as many as you need and feel free to add to this list the Lord understands!) Remember effective verbal as well as nonverbal communication skills coupled with diplomacy and tact are cornerstones of the corner office. Rule No. 4: Connect with the movers and shakers and stay in the loop There is no point trying to deny the fact that people know people and in this regard somewhere down the line it is only natural that people might have to use these connections to further their career. The real question becomes who are you connected to movers and shakers or the worker bees? If its the latter its time to cultivate relationships with the movers and shakers (ask a senior partner to become your mentor), the people who know people, the bosses favorite. These are the people who really know whats going on and can provide you with the hookup say what you want but it pays to be on the right side of the Queen Bee if you wish to sit in that corner office! Rule No. 5: Offer solutions or park the BMW and throw away the key It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half wit, and the emperor remains an emperor. Neil Gaiman and Marc Hempel, The Sandman: The Kindly Ones Bitching, moaning and whining will NEVER get you the corner office. Face it life happens! Yes the knowing led by the unknowing are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. Yes, youre overworked and under-paid. Yes, youre stuck with an incompetent boss and management couldnt buy a clue. Yes, you have tenure and yes, idiots are being promoted over you. But let me warn you, if you are the one who is constantly shouting the emperor has no clothes on and have not taken the initiative to go out and purchase the emperor a new wardrobe, you run the risk of being branded as a negative, anti-management employee with a chip on your shoulder. In short, you have ISSUES my friend BIG TIME. Now tell me who wants this psycho in the corner office? Rule No. 6: Dont be irreplaceable. I f you cant be replaced, you cant be promoted. Train a successor. Anonymous. Enough said! Rule No. 7: Always strive to see the big picture and adopt the attitude of stand up comedian Simon Munnery who once said, Some people cannot see the wood for the trees. I see the wood, and the trees and the small village beyond, and whats more I have a flame-thrower. Stacia Williams offers keynotes, workshops and personal coaching on a wide range of Personal Branding, Image Management, Customer Service, Leadership, Business Etiquette & International Protocol Topics. You can contact Stacia Williams at 3255992 or email Stacia@totalimagemanagement.com or visit staciawilliamsblog.com. By STACIA WILLIAMSTHE PROFESSIONAL EDGE
Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA9 Caribbean NewsEx-wife of reputed DR drug baron enters plea dealSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic The ex-wife of a reputed Caribbean drug kingpin has admitted laundering money for her former husband's alleged trafficking network. Leavy Nin Batista acknowledged her guilt in a plea deal with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic on Monday. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Spain extradited her last month. Batista's ex-husband is Jose Figueroa Agosto. He was captured last year in Puerto Rico after spending a decade on the run while allegedly shipping Colombian cocaine to the U.S. mainland. He is now jailed in the Dominican Republic. Prosecutors have accused eight other people of laundering money for him. Relatives react during the burial of the miner Francisco Reyes in San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila State, Mexico, Wednesday, May 4 2011. Rescue workers said Wednesday there is little hope that the miners have survived the coal mine explosion that killed at least five people in n orthern Mexico. AP PhotoMexico gives scholarships to dead miners' childrenMEXICO CITY The governor of a Mexican state has given scholarships to the children of the 14 miners who were killed last week in a gas explosion at a coal mine. Coahuila Gov. Jorge Torres said Monday that the state will pay for the educational needs up to high school of 38 sons and daughters. The last of the bodies were recovered early Sunday. They were killed by a blast May 3 that his the mine in the town of San Juan de Sabinas, which is 85 miles (135 kilometers) southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas. The explosion was so powerful it tore off the arm of a 15-year-old boy who was working on the surface near the mine entrance. 13 killed in lake gunbattle in northern MexicoBy ADRIANA GOMEZ Adriana Gomez Licon MEXICO CITY Mexican marines patrolling a lake along the border with Texas discovered a drug gang camp on an island, provoking a gunbattle that left 13 people dead, the navy said Monday. Investigators in a different northern state reported finding 11 decapitated bodies and exhumed 17 remains from mass grave sites where they have found 174 dead people since last month. One marine and 12 suspected gunmen of the Zetas drug cartel were killed in the battle Sunday on Falcon Lake in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, the navy said in a statement. The navy said the gunmen opened fire first when the marines discovered the camp, which the gang is believed to have used as a launching point for smuggling marijuana into Texas by speedboat. Marines seized more than 20 guns after the shootout, including several assault rifles. Falcon Lake, a dammed section of the Rio Grande, is where U.S. citizen David Hartley was presumably chased and gunned down by pirates Sept. 30. His body has not been found and Mexican investigators have reported no leads in the case. His wife, Tiffany Hartley, told authorities she and her husband were using personal watercraft on Falcon Lake when they were approached by pirates who shot and killed her husband. The couple, who lived in nearby McAllen, Texas, at the time, were returning to Texas after photographing a historic church on the Mexican side of the lake, Hartley said. Mexican officials called off a search for David Hartley on Oct. 14, but the case remains open. The search was hampered when authorities received threats, presumably from the Zetas. The Tamaulipas state police commander and chief investigator of the Hartley case, Rolando Flores, was killed while the search was under way, his decapitated head delivered in a suitcase to a local Mexican army post. Mexican authorities say they don't know whether Flores' killing was related to the Hartley case because he had been in charge of several investigations. The Zetas are locked in a fierce turf battle with the Gulf cartel that has turned much of Tamaulipas state into a virtual war zone. Last month, security forces discovered more than 40 clandestine graves containing 183 bodies. Many of the victims had apparently been pulled off passenger buses by Zetas gunmen trying to recruit them. A similar discovery was made last month in the northern state of Durango, another drug cartel battleground. Soldiers unearthed 17 more bodies one woman and 10 men from mass graves in the capital of Durango city over the weekend, bringing the rapidly mounting toll to at least 174, according to a statement Monday from the Durango state attorney general's office.The Mexican army will continue excavating at a mass grave site Tuesday. President Felipe Calderon's security spokesman, Alejandro Poire, said Monday that "the finds were a result of a capture made by federal forces." Poire said investigations into the mass grave sites revealed that the motives of the Durango killings were different than in Tamaulipas, but he did not explain or give any specifics. Besides mass grave sites, there is public display of drug violence in the vast, mountainous state. The decapitated bodies of 11 men were found Monday in two places in Durango, the state attorney general's office said. Agents first discovered six decapitated men across from a middle school in the capital, which is also named Durango. Investigators then found five decapitated men on a highway that connects Durango to the Pacific resort of Mazatlan. The heads lay next to the bodies. The attorney general's office has not identified the bodies or the motives for the killings. In this image released by the Mexican Navy on Monday, May 9, 2011, a group of Mexican Navy marines conduct an operation in an island on Falcon Lake in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, Sunday, May 8, 2011. One marine and 12 suspected gunmen of the Zetas drug cartel were killed when the marines discovered a camp, which is believed to have been used as a launching point for smuggling marijuana into Texas by speedboat. AP Photo Freed migrants accuse Mexican immigration agentsBy ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press MEXICO CITY A group of Central American migrants recently rescued from kidnappers in northern Mexico has accused immigration agents of pulling them from a bus and handing them over to criminal gangs, public defenders said Monday. The federal government said at least six agents from the National Institute for Migration had been arrested in the case. The Central Americans were among 120 migrants from various countries who were freed by Mexicans soldiers in several raids over the past month in the northern state of Tamaulipas. The migrants picked out the immigration officials from photographs shown to them by federal investigators, said Alejandro Roldan Velasquez, the director of the Federal Institute of Public Defenders, which is representing the migrants. "These people identified some agents as accomplices of the crime," Roldan told The Associated Press. "They were shown photographs of immigration agents and they identified them." The public defenders institute has been advising all 120 migrants under a new anti-kidnapping law that took effect in February, requiring that all kidnapping victims be provided with free legal assistance. The migrants 81 Mexicans, 33 Central Americans and six Chinese nationals presumably trying to reach the United States were being held hostage at different houses in northern Tamaulipas, which borders Texas. In a statement last month, the federal government announced the arrest of six immigration agents in Tamaulipas for "federal crimes." Alejandro Poire, the government spokesman for security issues, confirmed at a news conference Monday that those agents were arrested in the case of the kidnapped migrants, although he provided no details on their alleged role. Cuba denies police beat dissident who later diedBy PETER ORSI Associated Press HAVANA A Cuban state-run website on Monday denied opposition claims that police beat an ailing dissident who died two days later, citing witnesses who the site said confirmed the man was not mistreated. The online portal Cubadebate, which authorities often use to disseminate official positions, said Juan Wilfredo Soto died early Sunday of complications from acute pancreatitis. The website cited pro-government journalist Norelys Morales' reporting of comments by a doctor who attended to Soto in the central city of Santa Clara. The site noted the 46-year-old Soto suffered from ailments including diabetes, hypertension and heart problems, and said any suggestion he died as a result of police behavior was part of an opposition-inspired media campaign against the state. "Spokespeople for the counterrevolution had tried to encourage a defamatory campaign against the Cuban government," the article said. Morales reported in her blog that Dr. Ruben Aneiro Medina told her that Soto did not show signs of having been beaten and that kidney failure was a factor in his death. Cuban dissidents have acknowledged Soto's health issues but accuse police of beating him in a park Thursday and provoking his death.
A10THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Caribbean News Bolivias only female president diesLA PAZ, Bolivia
Lidia Gueiler, the only woman ever to have been Bolivia's president, died Monday at age 89. Her grandson, Luis Eduardo Siles, confirmed her death in an interview with Fides radio. He didn't specify the cause but said she had been sick for weeks. Gueiler was only the second woman to lead a Latin American nation as president when she held the post for about eight months in 1979-80 between coup d'etats. Isabel Martinez de Peron, the third wife of Argentine leader Juan Peron, was that country's president in 1974-76. As president of Congress, Gueiler followed Bolivia's constitutional line of succession and assumed the presidency in 1979 after a deadly popular revolt ousted coup leader Gen. Alberto Natusch Busch. Gueiler called elections but no candidate won a majority to immediately become president as required by Bolivian law. Her cousin Gen. Luis Garcia Meza overthrew her 18 days after the vote, before a runoff could be held. Garcia Meza's government lasted two years, in which it killed and imprisoned dozens of political opponents and cooperated with drug traffickers. Garcia Meza is imprisoned in Bolivia for human rights crimes. Gueiler fled into exile after her ouster but returned from Chile in 1983. Lidia GueilerColombia sends reputed drug kingpin to VenezuelaBy IAN JAMES Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela Colombia on Monday extradited to Venezuela a man the White House has called a major drug kingpin, sending him to face trial in the very country where he says close associates of President Hugo Chavez were his business partners. Walid Makled was led handcuffed aboard a waiting Venezuelan Learjet at an air base in the Colombian capital of Bogota and was flown to Caracas. State television showed images of him getting into a vehicle escorted by police. He faces drug smuggling and murder charges in Venezuela. Miguel Angel Ramirez, his defense lawyer in Colombia, said by phone that Makled plans to plead not guilty. Makled has said in multiple interviews that he paid military and civilian officials in Venezuela for government favors, including a major warehouse concession at the port of Puerto Cabello, which is also a key conduit for drug shipments by sea. According to Makled, he handed out about $1 million in payoffs monthly to approximately 40 senior Venezuelan military officials, including generals, colonels and majors. All of the Venezuelan officials Makled has named as having taken his money have denied his accusations. The claimed payoffs were presumably to let Makled's drugs leave the country, though he has never said this explicitly. Makled will have his first court hearing within 24 hours, and his legal rights will be guaranteed, said Nestor Reverol, a deputy justice minister. "He also will have the opportunity to be heard, and if anyone is involved, whoever it may be, all the weight of the law will be applied," Reverol told reporters. Makled was captured in August in the Colombian town of Cucuta, on the border with Venezuela. Both Venezuela and the United States requested his extradition. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos decided to turn him over to Venezuela, saying Caracas made its request first. Santos also noted Makled was charged with more serious crimes in Venezuela not only drug trafficking of which U.S. authorities have accused him, but also two counts of murder. Santos' decision to spurn the U.S. request in favor of Venezuela's also came as he was working to improve badly frayed relations with Chavez that had harmed trade. Chavez opponent Diego Arria, a former Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations, criticized Santos' decision, saying Colombia "has sold to Hugo Chavez" a drug trafficker whose claims ought to be fully investigated. Makled said in a recent TV interview that he had videos proving Venezuela's ruling elite is deeply involved in cocaine trafficking. He said he would disclose only to U.S. prosecutors the videos and other "conclusive evidence" of drug corruption in Chavez's inner circle. Chavez dismissed Makled's claims in October, saying, "I'm sure that he's talking a lot of trash." Defense Minister Carlos Mata Figueroa has said authorities will thoroughly investigate all of Makled's claims. When Ramirez was asked whether his client had hoped to be sent to Venezuela or the United States, the defense lawyer said: "Definitely Venezuela." He said he expects Makled's legal rights will be respected but his defense has prepared "an international strategy ... in the event they don't permit him to exercise his defense and his rights are violated." Makled, who has been called "The Turk" and is the son of a Syrian immigrant, swiftly accumulated a fortune in Venezuela and was a port mogul and airline owner. He and his brothers also secured deals to distribute the fertilizer urea, produced by the state-run Pequiven company. He went underground in November 2008 after his three brothers were arrested at a family ranch on drugtrafficking, money-laundering and conspiracy charges. Authorities said they found nearly 880 pounds (400 kilograms) of cocaine on the property. Makled claimed the drugs were planted there to ensnare him. A Venezuelan journalist, Orel Sambrano, had been publishing articles suggesting the Makled brothers could have ties to assassins, and he was gunned down in 2009. Venezuelan authorities have charged Makled in that murder as well as the killing of a veterinarian, Francisco Larrazabal, who they say witnessed the drug raid at the family ranch. Makled is also a suspect in the 2008 killing of prominent Colombian drug trafficker Wilber Varela in southwestern Venezuela. Makled denies involvement in the killings. Colombian police officers escort alleged drug trafficker Walid The Turk Makled to a waiting plane at the military airport in Bogota, Colombia, Monday May 9, 2011. The Venezuelan citizen of Syrian descent was arrested late last year on a U.S. warrant in Colombia. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said the law favored Makled being sent to Venezuela instead of the U.S. because it was the first country to request his extradition. APPhoto Police find tunnel under Arizona-Mexico borderTUCSON, Arizona (AP) U.S. border police have found a sophisticated smugglers' tunnel fitted with lights, water pumps and a ventilation system running under the Arizona border from Mexico, authorities said on Monday. The U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson sector said the tunnel ran 250 feet under the border from an abandoned building in Nogales, Mexico, to the namesake city of Nogales, Arizona, at a depth of 15 feet. It was discovered on May 2 by U.S. Border Patrol agents, in an investigation that subsequently involved the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the government of Mexico. "This tunnel is more sophisticated than other recently discovered tunnels," Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill said in a statement. "They chiseled through solid rock and then installed electricity, lighting, water pumps, and ventilation. It is a prime example of the risks traffickers will take and the lengths they will go to smuggle contraband into our country," he added. Arizona straddles a heavily trafficked route for powerful Mexican cartels smuggling marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines north to the United States to meet voracious demand for drugs. As security has been tightened along the shared border in recent years, drug smugglers have increasingly gone underground to try and evade detection. At least eight tunnels have been found running beneath the streets of the two Nogales since the start of the U.S. federal government's fiscal year on October 1, Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman Jason Rheinfrank said. Haitian lawmakers vote to allow dual nationalityPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitians living overseas will now have more rights in their homeland. Haitian lawmakers late Sunday amended an article in the old constitution that will do away with a law that bans dual nationality. That means the 2 million Haitians living in the United States, Canada and elsewhere will have more say in the political affairs of Haiti. They are now able to run for lower levels of office and own land, a senator said. IDB counsellors to pay official visit to BarbadosBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) Eleven counsellors from the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) will get a first-hand look at some of the local projects that the hemispheric financial institution has funded, when they pay an official visit to Barbados this week. The counsellors, drawn from the Caribbean, Europe, North, Central and Latin America, will arrive in Barbados on Tuesday to begin a hectic schedule, which includes a minister's welcome reception later that day. The following day, Wednesday, the delegation will meet with Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, at Government Headquarters. This will be followed by a visit to the Ministry of Education, to the Edutech Schools at St Ambrose and St Andrew's Primary Schools. Later that day, there will be a visit to the South Coast Board Walk and a site visit of Phase II of the Coastal Risk Assessment Project. On Thursday, the counsellors will visit the Ministry of Housing to get an update on the Housing and Neighbourhood Upgrading Programme (HNUP) and this will be followed by a visit to two sites earmarked for the HNUP Project. The team will also visit the Caribbean Development Bank's Wildey, St Michael, headquarters, the local IDB Office, at Hastings, Christ Church and the Office of the Attorney General, where they will be updated on the Justice Improvement Programme. The official visit will culminate with a meeting with representatives of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at their St Michael headquarters, followed by a call on Leader of the Opposition, Owen Arthur, at Parliament Buildings. Established in 1959, the IDB is the largest source of development financing for 26 Latin America and the Caribbean countries. Besides loans, the bank also makes available grants and technical assistance to its members as well as to civil society organisations. Over the years, the IDB has provided development funding for a number of government projects and programmes in Barbados. Recent projects include the Water and Sanitation Systems Upgrade, an Agriculture Health and Food Control Programme; and the modernisation of the following: The Barbados National Procurement System; the Barbados Statistical Service; the Department of Customs, Excise and VAT; and the Barbados National Standards Institution.
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By TERRY COLLINS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO The passengers sat stunned as they watched a man walk quickly toward the front of American Airlines Flight 1561 as it was descending toward San Francisco. He was screaming and then began pounding on the cockpit door. "I kept saying to myself: 'What's he doing? Does he have a bomb? Is he armed?'" passenger Angelina Marty said. Another shocked passenger, Andrew Wai, thought, "Could this be it? Are we going down?" Within moments Sunday, a flight attendant tackled Rageh Almurisi. Authorities do not yet have a motive. While Almurisi, 28, of Vallejo, Calif., has no clear or known ties to terrorism, authorities say, the incident underscored fears that extremists may try to mount attacks to retaliate for the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden last week. Federal agents are investigating Almurisi's background. He was carrying a Yemeni passport and a California identification card, authorities said. Yemen, a nation at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula, has been a focus of U.S. officials because one of the most active branches of al-Qaida operates in the remote part of the country. A cousin of the suspect described him as an educated, easygoing person who had arrived in Northern California a year-and-a-half ago from Yemen in search of better opportunities. He was unable to find work in Vallejo, a town of 100,000 across the bay from San Francisco hit hard by the real estate bust, and recently moved to New York where his brother lived in search of better luck, said Rageh Almoraissi, 29, of Vallejo. Almurisi had not told his extended family in California that he was returning to the area, Almoraissi said. "He's very laid back, he's always smiling, he's always laughing. He's not an angry person," Almoraissi said. "Everybody's worried about him. It's not typical of him." Almoraissi said he could not imagine what may have caused his cousin to act as authorities allege he did on the plane, but said he was certain Almurisi was not a terrorist. He said his cousin did not show an interest in politics and was not intensely religious. "He might have seriously mistaken the cockpit for the bathroom," Almoraissi said. "He's only been on three planes in his whole life." Almurisi was taking classes in California to learn English but was not happy with his progress, his cousin said. Almurisi went toward the cockpit door 30 minutes before the flight from Chicago was supposed to land on Sunday night, San Francisco airport police Sgt. Michael Rodriguez said. Almurisi was yelling unintelligibly as he brushed past a flight attendant. Marty, 35, recalled Monday that she and other passengers on the plane were stunned when they saw Almurisi walking down the aisle. She said a woman in a row across from her who speaks Arabic translated that Almurisi said "God is Great!" in Arabic. Wai, 27, also remembered on Monday that the wife of one of the men who took Almurisi down later said Almurisi was yelling "Allahu Akbar." "There was no question in everybody's mind that he was going to do something," Marty said. A male flight attendant tackled Almurisi, and other crew members and passengers, including a retired Secret Service agent and a retired San Mateo police officer, helped subdue him as he banged on the door, police said. His arms were placed in plastic handcuffs. A pilot said over the loudspeaker that everything was going to be was OK to cheers and applause. "Everybody was fixated on him," Marty said about Almurisi. "You never think that something like that would happen in your life." Wai also said Almurisi appeared "fidgety" in his seat when he saw him on the way to the bathroom earlier in the flight. The Boeing 737 carrying about 162 people landed safely at 9:10 p.m. Almurisi was placed into police custody and flight attendants were trying to soothe shaken and crying passengers. "We were all looking at our lives flash before our eyes," said Wai, a fourth-year medical student who flew in to visit his sister. After departing the plane, Wai took pictures of Almurisi lying face first on the airport terminal floor with at least eight officers surrounding him and about another halfdozen officers nearby. Almurisi was later put onto a stretcher. Federal authorities took Almurisi into custody Monday morning after he spent the night at the San Mateo County jail, said San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti. Almurisi was being held on suspicion of interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense, authorities said. No one else was hurt and the airport continued operating normally with security levels unchanged, Rodriguez added. There were two other midair disturbances elsewhere on Sunday. A 34-year-old man from Illinois tried to open a plane door on a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Chicago. Investigators questioned him, but did not file charges. There was a security scare aboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to San Diego, prompting it to land in Albuquerque, N.M. Authorities did not release any more details, except to say that "no suspicious devices" were found. No one was arrested. A12THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Regional News Schwarzenegger, Shriver announce separationBy DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press LOS ANGELES Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, announced Monday that they are separating. The statement, issued by a spokesman for Schwarzenegger, said the two were working on the future of their relationship while living apart and would continue to parent their four children together. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the two said in a prepared statement. "After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together." Schwarzenegger, a Republican, finished his seven-year run as governor in January and has been travelling the speech circuit and pursuing various entertainment projects. During Schwarzenegger's time as governor, Shriver and the couple's children never moved to Sacramento, preferring their secluded canyon estate in Los Angeles, a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Shriver, a member of the Kennedy political dynasty and the daughter of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, left her job as an NBC reporter when Schwarzenegger took office. As the state's first lady, she ran an annual women's conference that attracted a long list of business, political and entertainment luminaries, along with an audience of thousands. The separation announcement comes months after the death of Shriver's father, Peace Corps founder and former vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver, in January. Schwarzenegger's spokesman, Daniel Ketchell, said he wouldn't answer questions beyond what was said in Monday's statement. In this Sept. 16, 1983 file photo, actor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off his new U.S. citizenship papers as Maria Shriver, daughter of Sargent and Eunice Shriver, looks on at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood, Calif. Schwarzenegger has announced Monday, May 9, 2011 that he and Shriver, his wife of 25 years, are separating. Suspect in flight disturbance had California ID In this image captured by citizen journalist Andrew Wai, members of the police and fire departments detain a man identified as Rageh Almurisi at the airport in San Francisco, Sunday, May 8, 2011. Federal investigators are looking into the background of Almurisi, a Northern California man with a Yemeni passport, who pounded on the cockpit door of an American Airlines flight as it approached San Francisco on Sunday evening. Jury selection opens in Casey Anthony murder trialBY KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press CLEARWATER, Fla. Jury selection started Monday in the trial of an Orlando woman charged with killing her 2year-old daughter. Casey Anthony's trial will take place in Orlando, but jurors are being selected at a courthouse about 100 miles away because of the intense media coverage. The first panel of potential jurors met with the judge and attorneys Monday morning in Clearwater. Chief Judge Belvin Perry hopes to have 20 jurors including eight alternates in place by the end of the week so the trial can begin May 17. Potential jurors will undergo two rounds of questioning and be asked if they could recommend the death penalty for Anthony. She is charged with firstdegree murder, and any juror who couldn't recommend death would be disqualified. Anthony, 25, has pleaded not guilty to killing her daughter Caylee and says a baby-sitter kidnapped her. After a massive search, the girl's body was found seven months after her June 2008 disappearance. It was discovered by a meter reader in some woods about a quarter of a mile from the home mother and daughter had shared with Anthony's parents and brother. Detectives said residue of a heart-shaped sticker was found on duct tape over the mouth of her skull.
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS, OR SUGGEST NEW DEBATES AT TWITTER.COM/GUARDIANBIZ OR CHECK US OUT ON THE NASSAU GUARDIAN BUSINESS FACEBOOK PAGE AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTSJOIN OUR DAILY DEBATE HOW SIGNIFICANT AN IMPACT WILL THE MAIL BOAT STRIKE HAVE ON THE ECONOMIES OF THE FAMILY ISLANDS? | WWW.THENASSAUGUARDIAN.COM TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 BUSINESS BR M BUSINESS INSIDEMARKET CLOSE S&P5001346.29+0.45% DOWJONES12684.68+0.36% JMSMX (Jamaica)88909.52-0.38% RG/BSX (Bermuda)1185.470.00% BISX1435.090.00 Check our website: www.thenassauguardian. com/news/business By STEWART MILLER Guardian Business Reporterstewart@nasguard.comFamily Island businesses are concerned about a disruption in mail boat service that threatens their local economies and could have a detrimental impact on most of their industries. Mario Cartwright, president of the Long Island Chamber of Commerce, said the news of a mail boat strike was disturbing to him and the local business community. The mail boat service was still vitally important to Long Island and the Family Islands, Cartwright said, providing an essential affordable transportation link to bring in groceries including perishable products, as well as building materials, farming equipment and vehicles. Long Island grocery stores easily do a combined $100,000 per week in sales, said Cartwright, who is also the owner of Clarence Towns Flying Fish Marina. Thats a lot of money for a small community. Those shop owners would be taking significant Operators want improved govt subsidies Also seeking removal of limits on the charges they levy Rising fuel prices also a factor influencing action FAMILY ISLAND BUSINESSES LAMENTMAIL BOAT STRIKE Twelve of the fifteen mail boats which form the Mail Boat Owners and Operators Association have stopped service, according to the associations president Rafael Moxey. File PhotoIMO suggests minor changes in Bahamas maritime sectorBy INDERIA SAUNDERS NG Business Reporterinderia@nasguard.comMinor changes have been suggested by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) following its recent audit of The Bahamas' maritime industry and how it stacks up to global standards. According to the Bahamas Maritime Authority's Chairman Ian Fair, suggestions ranged from more communication needed between departments to more efficiency needed in others. "This isn't a pass or fail situation," he explained in City Market: No truth to the Robin Hood acquisition rumorBy STEWART MILLER Guardian Business Reporterstewart@nasguard.comCity Market is setting the record straight on recent whispers that the company had acquired competitor Robin Hood, telling Guardian Business at this point there is no truth to the rumor. Discussions between the two companies were rekindled recently, according to City Market chief Mark Finlayson, following recent media coverage of the subject. However, he added that it was premature to say what, if anything, would come out of those talks. Its really too early in the program to say if itll goRetired banker blasts Central Bank on prime rateBy INDERIA SAUNDERS Guardian Business Reporterinderia@nasguard.comRetired banker Al Jarrett is coming down hard on the Central Bank, charging that it was the only regional regulator to sit idly through the recession with no attempt to ease the sufferings of the people. He said the bank had the means to make things slightly easier for the business community and by extension employment through its See Strike on BR2 See Prime on BR2 See IMO on BR2 See Rumor on BR11 WHATSINSIDE If you were ever told that you are too young to start your own business, you may want to take pointers from one of the newest Bahamian entrepreneurs, 22 year-old Maritza Turnquest. See full story on BR11 Shoe empire built on passion for footwear Airlift to Exuma taking offAir Canada Vacations doubled its services to Great Exuma last week Thursday, landing a full flight with 90 additional seats direct from Toronto. See full story on BR11
Family Island businesses lamentmail boat strike From BR1 losses. Their service (mail boats) is an essential service. It is vitally important to the continuation of regular life to these communities. Across the water in Exuma, that islands Chamber President Floyd Armbrister echoed a similar sentiment. This is very significant, said Armbrister. The island mail boats bring a significant amount of inventory for shops, especially in George Town. Armbrister described the types of goods that come into Exuma via mail boat as everything, basically, but highlighted groceries, particularly fresh and perishable food products. He said that while there were a number of street vendors who sold local produce, the small supply would not meet the islands demands. The implications for both islands may start with a shortage of perishable food items, but could cause a significant shock to those small economies. It could impact the ability of small and large hotel operators to feed their guests and farmers to work their fields, for example. Long Island is serviced by the M/V Mia Dean which sails into Clarence Town and the M/V Island Link into Salt Pond. The Grand Master services Great Exuma, along with twice weekly fast ferry service. Just before press time, Guardian Business received confirmation from Rafael Moxey, president of the Mail Boat Owners and Operators Association, that 12 of the 15 boats in the association had stopped service. Rising fuel costs, coupled with stagnant and outdated government subsidies and limits on the charges they can levy for their services, were making it unprofitable for most of the operators to continue service, according to Moxey. He said boats will remain in port until the government addresses their concerns. The Daybreak III and the Eleuthera Express both service Eleuthera destinations, some of the closest routes from New Providence and hence may not be as severely impacted by rising fuel prices as other mail boats. According to Craig Curtis, the assistant controller for the Port Department with responsibility for the Dock Masters Office at Potters Cay, saw on Monday an uncharacteristic fall-off in service. Typically the busiest day of the week, Curtis said that up to a dozen of the 15 mail boats that dock at Potters Cay usually take freight on Mondays. When Guardian Business spoke to him yesterday morning, he said that only the M/V Daybreak III and the Eleuthera Express were not refusing freight at Potters Cay. Still, he was not in the position to confirm any sort of industrial action being conducted by the mail boats. Bahamas Fast Ferries (BFF) Chief Marketing Officer Khaalis Rolle confirmed to Guardian Business yesterday that BFF was not participating in any strike, and its services remained as scheduled. BFF is not subsidized by the government, he said, so any reduction in service from that company would only hurt its revenue and customers. For those islands with the fast ferry service it may mean the vital sea links to Nassau will be maintained, though perhaps not at mail boat prices. We were never approached collectively from the association as to what was happening, so I cannot confirm anything, he said.IMO suggests minor changes in Bahamas maritime sector From BR1 a recent interview with Guardian Business "They will always find things that you can do better or things that need attention. So what they have done is come up with a series of observations from the audit and we've responded already, saying what it is we intend to do to remedy those issues. "But it's mostly minor stuff [because] nothing is significantly bad, but it's just good to do because it serves us in getting better." His comments followed executives at the BMA earlier confirming that a team from the IMO flew into New Providence in February for a first-of-its kind voluntary audit. The assessment of the nations maritime standards was expected to take the sector to the next level and help steer the direction of the industry, which officials say has become increasingly important to the nation. Fair estimates that the maritime industry inclusive of the industrial shipping, cruise and yacht sector now contributes around 17 percent to the country's gross domestic product. It's something the BMA is now actively looking to grow. One of the things the audit is expected to do, according to Environment Minister Earl Deveaux (who is also responsible for the maritime industry), is keep the country in line with standards that it has already pledged to keep up with. "The other thing the audit is going to do is... help produce a checklist for things we need to do as a country to advance the legislative agenda and policy agenda, on a range of things that have come into force internationally that we may have ratified... but may not have done in practice."Retired banker blasts Central Bank on prime rate From BR1 monetary policy, and chose not to do so. "This is the only central bank in the world that sat through the recession and did nothing," he told Guardian Business yesterday. "In spite of the fact that external reserves and excess liquidity are [high] and Baha Mar is expected to inject millions and millions into the economy, they still don't see fit to reduce the prime rate. "Theyve allowed the business sector to be fully depressed, which created a greater level of unemployment. Now, the poor and middle class are losing their homes and their standard of living has gone down." The Central Bank has previously stated its concerns about making such a move, with fears of external reserves being depleted as Bahamians look to spend the money borrowed from banks outside of the country. Jarrett counters government revenue would be in a position for a significant boost from import duties if such a decision was made and that many businesses would be in a better position with the necessary inventory to compete. As it is now, he charges that the government has been the only major player in the economy over the last three years, with everything else outside of that totally dependent on foreign direct investment. That category has been declining steadily year over year. "Every central bank has been actively engaged in using monetary policy to help affect their local economy and some had more ability than others," Jarrett added. "And The Bahamas was in a much better situation than most to do that, but we allowed more than $1.2 billion in unperforming loans to be built up. "And that to me is wrong... they are going to be judged very harshly by the Bahamian public for what they've allowed to happen." Last year, Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell called for a cut of the prime rate. "I believe it is time to act," said Mitchell, an attorney. "It's too expensive to borrow money and I think we can lower the cost to consumers if we do that." He proposed a resolution that will call for a one percentage point rate cut. The current rate is 5.5 percent. There is a reported increase in the number of Bahamians who are unable to afford homes and secure loans in the tightened economy. Many in the business community have asserted in the past two years that lowering the prime rate would ultimately lower the cost of money for banks, which in turn would have more incentive to write loans if only for those able to pass their increasingly stringent litmus tests. Any move by the Central Bank to lower its own prime rate could in fact be accompanied by a warning to the commercial banks to readjust mortgage rates as a way of stemming losses to for eign reserves. BUSINESS 2THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Business PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE Tenders are invited for the Supply of Drugs and Related Items for the Public Hospitals Authority and the Ministry of Health, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Tender Document, which includes instructions to the Tenderers along with other relevant information, can be collected from the Bahamas National Drug Agency, Market & McPherson Streets, from Friday 6th, May 2011 from 9:00am 5:00pm. A Tender CD must be submitted along with a printed copy in a sealed envelope or package identified as "Tender for the Supply of Drug and Related Items" and addressed to: Managing Director Public Hospitals Authority Third Terrace, West Centerville P.O. Box N-8200 Nassau, The Bahamas Electronic and hard copies must be received at the above address on or before 5pm Friday, June 17th, 2011. Copies of a valid business license and National Insurance Certificate must accompany all proposals. The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right to reject any or all Tender(s). DIRECTOR THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY BAHAMAS NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY NR87 TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF DRUGS & RELATED ITEMS
BUSINESS 8THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011
FINDOVER 1000ITEMS To place an ad, call:302-2309To subscribe, call:302-2300 IN TODAYSNassau Guardian CLASSIFIEDS TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 001 REAL ESTATE 2 bedrm, 2.5 bth,west bay St. Hill top ocean view condos for Sale, $275,000. 424-2987 or 393.-2864 2STORY BUILDING on approximately 3rd acre of land Quarry Mission Rd Ph: 322-3356 424-1400 A & E Investments Lot 60x100 $75,000, Siguel 80x100 $120,000, S.West-Ridge 60x137 $98,000. Duplex $9000 Down. 2 bedrm House $6500 Down.Ph:364-4553or 428-7722 CLEARE REALTY LTD Lot Treasure Cove near the ocean $200,000. Sea Breeze Estate $140,000. Westwind Hilltop $130,000. North Andros Lot $30,000 Coral Hrb. $140,000 Are you ready to buy or sell or need an appraisal Call Mr.Cleare at 364-4075 COMMERCIAL PROPERTYon Carmicheal Rd. 90x100 appraised value $285,000 Ph:361-1663 for more info DEAL OF A Life Time Out West 2bd, 1bth 4th floor, in the vicinity of Nassau Palm Hotel. Now renting for $1150p/m to Foreign Government Ph: 424-0166, 325-0005 DOLLAR IN deed is all you need Ph :904-772-8031 EXCELLENT DEAL East ST. South triplex lot $80,000 reduced to $75,000 rent 2 units pay your mortgage and live rent free in the other one. Can assist with financing Ph: 424-0166, 325-0005 EXEC. OFFICE Space semi furn 2200sq.ft $1650, Retail Store Space 900sq.ft $1000. Danmar Plz Soldier Rd. Opp. Fam. Is. Lng. Tel:457-4601 EXECUTIVE STYLE townhouses in Monastery Par appraised value $560,000 Ph 361-1663 for more info FOR SALE Nassau East Property 120 ft x 121 ft. Ph: 362-1579 FOR-SALE BY-OWNER Beautiful 2bdrm,3bt 2 storey house St Andrews Bch Ests. c/air, gen. semi-furn $399K.557-3520 after 5pm FOR-SALE BY-OWNER incomplete 2 story 2 belt course, w/ plan for 7bdrms, 4bth Golden Gates #2. For more info call: 455-9591 Serious Inq. Only GIVE AWAY Deal Lot 154x70 $78,000 and Apt for sale, 3 bedrm, 2 bath also with a 2 bedrm, 1 bath Central A/C wall to wall with washer & dryer incld. $230.000 Ph:465-1538 GREAT OPPORTUNITY East St. South duplex lot. Valued at $73,000 will sell for $69,000. Ph: 325-0005 Large Multi Family 6 plex Lots Main Marshall Rd. 70x140 Priced at only $142,000 Ph: 557-4127 LOT NEAR Mt.Vernon 7,800sf Ph:525-3182 MULTI FAM. Lot For Sale Millars Hgts 75x100 $75K net ono. Ph: 544-6411 001 REAL ESTATE NEWSINGLEWIDES in stock come look at the difference Ph: 904-772-8031 Restaurant & Building For sale Located Awarke Cay Ph: 322-5344 or 465-7239 THETIME is now for a great deal 904-772-8031 TOWNHOUSE 2BDRM 11/2bth Perpall Tarck $160,000. 60x280 Gambel Hgts. $150,000. #445-1289 TRIPLEX APT 2 bed unites with seperate washing area 61x159 lot appliance incl. $415.000 No down payment for qualified persons Ph:525-7176 Winton MeadowsLot 75x100 Ph 525-3182 010 WANTS TO LEASE PROPERTY FOR Lease on Dumping Ground corner 60x200 Ph: 323-6453 or 422-3738 or 356-7411 ,325-1535, 431-5440 015 WANTS TO RENT Looking for small SHOP SPACE to rent. $600 $700. Call 565-5590 020 WANTS TO SHARE 3BD,2BTH house share elect. Fam. Isld. & Foreign exchange students / teachers welcome # 394-7745. WANTS TO share 2 bedrm, 1 bath, water & cable incld females only. $350p/m 1st & last $200 s/d. Contact: Mckinney PH:456-3271 WANTS TO share 2bdrm 1bth, no pets/kids. $500p/m utils incld. Call: 326-2776 423-8119 025 FOR RENT ###(1)FURN 1BDRM effic Quiet area encld yrd. Light, Water & Cable included Pindwood Gard. $160 p/w or $640p/m PH:392-0173 392-3178 ###1 BEDROOM Apt a/c, bars, & water incld. $550m Off Gladstone Rd., Effic. Off Gladstone Rd., light,water, incl. $500pm. Call:428-1132 or 556-8083 ###1Bed Unfurn Apt Kool Acres Joe Farrington Rd, Ac, b/bars, incl. Phone & cable ready. $500 p/m + $350 s/d. Ph: 362-1600 ###2 BEDRM 1 Bth Kennedy Sub $750p/m $400 s/dep, water, a/c & b/bars incl Ph: 477-6478 (1) Efficiency furnished. Imperial Park All utilities included. $500p/m. + $300 s/d Ph: 364-8376 (2) 1BEDRM APT. Sherwood Dr. San Succi off Prince Charles Dr. Fridge, stove & water incld. $550p/m Ph: 341-1776 556-9024 or 429-9065 (2)SPACIOUS 2 Bedrm Apt Faith Ave. North.Carmichael water, fridge & stove WiFi, A/C. incl $750 & $700p/m 1st & last + $300 s/d. No KIDS Avail 1st June Ph: 341-0460 or 359-0339 025 FOR RENT ***1 BED Efficiency $425p/m AC, East St. North. Furn & light incld. Ph:356-2109 or 359-1422 **1BDRM APT. Sandilands Village Rd. Furn.light incld. $550p/m. Ph: 359-1422 356-2109 1 BEDRM Apt. Upstairs & Shop space downstairs for a barber or beautian. $550p/m, 1st & last s/d $400. Ph:556-4443 or 325-0109 1 & 2BDRM APT. South Beach Hampton Ave.partially furn. a/c $700 & $900p/m 1st, last + s/d Ph: 392-3463/ 535-5483 1 BED Apt Loc: Carmicheal Rd. a/c, water, 1st/last+ $400 sec. $575.p/m. Ph:422-4866 1 BED Apt. off Mt Royal Ave $110p/w water incl. Call: 428-6400 free light for this week only !!! 1 BED Newly refurbished and fully furnished,AC, Joe Farrington Road, $750 pm Tel: 392-8395, 328-8368. 1 BED,1 Bath Apt. Fridge, Stove, A/c & Water incld. $550p/m.1st & last + $300. sec. #455-9591 1 BED/1 bath apt. Semi $500 per/mth + $350 sec. dep. Loc. South Beach Ph: 364-7113 1 BEDRM Apt.Water, gas, light & cable incld. $500 p/m, 1st, last + $500 s/dep Call: 362-4406 1 Bedrm 1 bth gated Aptfans, light, water, cable, fridge, stove incl. $750 p/m.+ $500 s/d 1 child only. #341-1316, 425-7517 1 BEDRM Apt Carmichael Rd. Water, cable & light incld. No kids/pets $550 p/m. Ph: 362-1326 1 Bedrm Apt Fully furnished. Moores Lane Off Wulff Rd. Call: 395-1396 / 324-3446 (evenings) 1 BEDRM Apt Summer Haven, a/c, & water incld $550 p/m Call: 359-3938 (d) 1 BEDRM furnished Caribbean Gdns, Pref. male. No children. Water incld. $600 p/m Call: 424-0778, 424-5175, 364-2188 evenings 1 BEDRM Furnished Apt. Wilmacs Pharmacy Building. #55 Collins Ave. Ph. 322-8888, 325-2891 1 FURNISHED bedroom for rent in private home. Contact 324-5411 or 432-6505 1BD 1/2BTH wooden structure house. No kids. Water, light & cable incld. $80p/w Sunlight Village off East St. Ph:328-7593 1bd Apt. Marshall Rd., $199/wk, No light, water & cable bill, bedrm set, fridge, stove incld. No 1st & last rent req. $600s/d Just bring your clothes Ph: 423-7315 341-7812 1BD FURN Apt. $650 Off Pine Barren Rd $500 dep. Water,A/c, c/fan,quiet area Public trans & laundrymat near by. Ph: 525-8927 025 FOR RENT 1BDRMAPT. inclds water,washer/dryer hook up,a/c, semi furn. $450 p/m # 392-1488 429-2106 1BDRM APT Spacious frontrm set, blinds, water, light, cable, fridge, stove .$700 p/m 1st. & last +sec Ph: 556-4938 1BDRM APT water & light incld. Christie Ave. Stapledon Grdns. Ph: 467-0436 1BDRM APT. fully furn. cable, a/c, water incl. $600p/m 1st+lst 400 sec. Ph: 395-0788/ 225-0673 1BDRM EFFINC Milton St. $475p/m. Light, water & cable incld. Ph: 341-8147 or 6364447 Call evenings 1BDRM FURN Apt Pinewood Grdns. AC, light, water & cable incld CCTV, $650p/m 1st,last + $250s/dep. Ph: 434-6786 1BDRM SEMI furn, Spacious, stove & fridge $550p/m College Gdns. off Prince Charles #6766732 1Bed Apt & 1 Efficiency Twynam Hights Fully furnished with all utility incl. with private pool area. Ph:3241661 or 425-6446 1BEDRM & 2 BDRM APT Dorsett St. Fox Hill, light, water c/fan incld enclosed yard $650p/m 1st, last + $300 s/dep. Ph: 426-6224 & 364-7508 1BEDRM 1BATH Furn. Effic. Off Carmichael Rd. Light, water incl. $575p/m. Call 454-5267, 362-2124 1UNFURN APT. $135p/w wt incld. 1 unfurn Apt wt, stove & lt incld. off Mt. Royal-Ave.Ph:364-2175. 2 BDRM Apt. Semi-furn c/air, washer & dryer $750pm. McKinney Dr Ph: 467-4747 2 BED 1 Bth Apt Golden Meadows $650 p/m Call: 535-4137 ,225-9720 2 BED 1 bth Apt Johnson Terrace. Fridge ,Stove, A/c, & c/fans, water, cable incld. $750 p/m Call: 427-0925 2 BED Apt. good location, no kids, no pets. $650 p/m & 1st & last month + security. Ph 326-0793 2 BED unfurn. apt. Carmichael Rd. west off Bacardi Rd. $650 per/mth + $500 sec. dep. Ph: 362-1600 2 BEDRM 1 Bth unfurnished Apt 9th Terrance Centreville bars & water incld. $625 p/mth 1st last + 350 s/dep Ph: 322-4037 2 BEDRM Semi-furn Apt. EasternClose,Ac, $700p/m 1st & last + $500sd Call: 359-2353 & 324-4436 2 Bedrm Unfurn Apt, A/c, & water. Carmichael West of Mckinney. Dr. No kids /pets $650 p/m & s/d. Ph:361-5764 or 557-2547 2 BEDROOM Apt. Holiday Dr. South Beach. $675 pm. Water included. Ph: 557-4457 / 327-0475 2BD, 1BTH furn ($750) or unfurn ($650) Churchill Ave, water incld, telephone avail. Ph: 356-4850 2BED 1 bath spacious Apt water incl.a/c, enclsd yrd. $700p/m Ph:457-2356 025 FOR RENT 2BD 1bth West, Tropical Gdns, fridge, stove, blinds, a/c, s/screens $850p/m. $850 s/d Ph: 424-1349 2BDRM APT. off Faith Ave. South water incld $700p/m.1st,last + $400s/d Ph: 357-7582 2BED 1 Bth Unfurnished Apt s/bars, A/c, water incl. Sandilands Village $650 p/m 1st, last + $400 s/dep. Call: 392-7971, 477-4084 2BED APT off Market St Ph :393-3687 call after 7pm 2BED, 2BATH spacious semi furn apt. washer/dryer AC $625p/m. Ph: 392-1488 429-2106 3) 2BDRM 1BTH Apt for rent Bamboo Town water incld $650 p/m.361-0718 535-6821 or 393-0353 4BD,3BTH FURN/UNFURN Warren St. Oaks Field Ph: 356-4850 morning or evening 6,400s/f office & warehouse space, large yard space fence in yard area $9,000 p/m Ph : 3615663 or 425-7818 APARTMENT FOR Rent 2bdrm sec/bars enclsd yrd. water incld. Maxwell Lane, off Farrington Rd. Ph: 328-1618 361-4819 after 6pm AREA OF Wendys Mackey St. North 2 bed furn & semi-furn. & 1 bed furn. Ph: 431-9629 323-5123. BRAND NEW1 BED APT. Fox Hill, b/bars, $450p/mth 1st & last mth. Call 324-1007 or 376-8971 BRAND NEW 1Bdrm Apt Hanna Rd. out East fridge, stove a/c, c/fans, water incld. $650 p/m 1st, last+$400s/d. # 565-0635 CABLE BCH Small furn Efficen. c/fans, utils incld. $650 + $350 dep, A/c available Ph: 327-7847 COMMERCIAL BUILDING for rent opt Kennedy Sub $5,000 p/mPh : 361-1663 COMMERCIAL BUILDING w/ fenced in yard for rent. or lease needminor repairs Ph:395-4891 COMMERCIAL SPACE!! Can be used as Salon, Shop, Bar or Office space Ph 322-3357 or 424-1400 COMMERCIAL SPACE. FOR RENT !!!! $500p/m 1st, last + $500s/d Ph 468-7452 or 326-3317 COZY 2BDRM,2BTH apt Inclds: water phone & cable. Furn $990p/m 4C, Woodside Terrace off Fire Trail Rd. West. Perfect for 2 persons or small family. Dianne 341-5034 or 422-4542 Danottage Estates 2 Bd 1 bth unfurn. Apt. A/c, water, cable ready $675 p/m 1st, last $400 s/dep. Tel: 324-3972 EFFICIENCY FOR rent. Water,light & cable incld. $150p/w or $500 p/mth, 1st & last. Call: 394-6276 EFFINC SEVEN Hills $550p/m light & water incld. Call: 324-4771 456-1550 025 FOR RENT effinc Kennedy Sub water, cable, light incld. For a single person. $420p/m 1st & last rent + $100s/d. Ph:326-7838 565-9333 FOR LEASE: Office or retail space for lease 7th Terrace Centreville in good location. Approximately 865 sq. ft. of floor space including Reception/Showroom; Office; Kitchenette; Storage and Bathroom. Security Shutters installed. Lease Price: $2,000.00 per month. Tel: 322-2564 or 424-2608. Call for appointment for showing Monday Friday, 9 am-5 pm. Hair & Nail booths For rent hair @ 150p/w & Nails@ $100p/w for more info Ph: 3413178 or 525-3412 HAROLD Rd.Just off near Stap. Grdns lot 100x80. Ph:525-3182 HOUSE FOR rent 3bdrm, 2bth Faith Grdns, $900p/m 1st & last s/dep $800. Ph: 323-4793 or 544-2540 Large1Bdrm Apt. Unfurn Water, cble & ph/ready.AC, walk in closet $500m. 1st. & last+ sec. Joe Farrington Rd. 556-0860, 364-5188 LICENSE BAR with New Takeaway located Taylor & Market St. for rent or lease. $1,500 p/m. Call James @ 325-5189 or 429-4667 MARATHON ESTATES Large 2 bed unfurn. apt. $795 p/mth 1st, last & $600 sec. Ph: 327-7847 MEETING ROOM Suitable for Seminars, Meetings or Church Groups 324-4625 NEW 3BD, kitchen, bath. Contact for more info: 323-2813 NEW ONE Bedroom Apt. Off Cowpen Rd. West. Call: 361-2729/ 457-2597 OFF SOLDIER Rd. lg unfurn 2&1 Bed apts $695 p/m & $595p/m. Water incl. $400 sec. Ph: 327-7847 OFFICE SPACE for Rent Centrally located with proximity to down Town (off Shirley Street) All Utilities-included.Ph:242-3567983/4 Call 9am-4pm Monday -Friday PARADISE ISLAND 2 bed 2 bath ground floor condo. Central A/C, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Newly renovated throughout. Pool, Private patio, Beach Access. Best rent in Paradise! $2,500/Month Call 376-5878, 324-9308, 525-9160, 393-1580 PARKGATE RD. Parkgate Plaza Shop Space for rent ($900 & 800) & 2 Bedrm Apt furnished $750 Unfurn $650. Both with A/C & fans, front windows with sec. bars & elec stove or fridge Contact 557-4062 328-7848 & 323-5304 PROSPECT RIDGE 2 Bed 2Bth Units, Fully furnished, Central a/c, pool $1,400p/m 1st month & security. # 467-5030 025 FOR RENT ROOM FOR rent. South Bch.Private Bth. Light, water & cable incld. $150p/w Call:449-9310 ROOMS for rent Call: 323-3845 / 544-1466 ROOMS FOR Rent Cable, water & light incd. Starting @ $100p/w Call: 394-6494 SEMI FURN Efficiency, fence in yard, water, light, gas & cable incld $650p/m 1st & last $200 s/d Ph:323-6506 SEVEN HILLS & Chippingham Apts. 2bdrm 1bth, water incld. 1st,last + sec. Ph:323-5304,328-7848 or 557-4062 SHOP SPACE for rent Main Bernard Rd. Fox Hill: Water incld. $650p/m in Shopping Plaza. Ph: 436-0845 SPACES for rent $700 & $700p/m light & water incld # 328-2229 or 436-0832 SPACIOUS SEMIfurnished NAIL SALON for rent Utilities. incld $700m Ph:328-2229 or 465-6742 Spacious 1 Bdrm Apt, water, a/c,b/bars $650p/m + $350 s/dep Off Bacardi Rd. Call: 362-2411or 535-8904 SPACIOUS 1 bedrm, 1 bath, brand new, water incld. $600p/m, 1st & last s/d. Ph:432-1548/466-2008 SPACIOUS 2 BEDM 1 Bath,c/air,water,incl.Gated. $720p/m.1 child ONLY!!! Ph: 3411316 or 4257517. SPACIOUS 2bd1bth Unfurn $600p/m Ac & water incld.Lumumba Lane. Quiet area. 1st, last req. Small kids #364-3339 SPACIOUS 2BD,1BTH $750 & 1bd, 1bth $700. Apt for rent. Inclds: fridge, stove, rm air condition, c/fans, water incld. Sunset Ridge San Souci. Ph: 322-4588 393-2030 after 5pm SPACIOUS 2BDRM, 1bth apt. off Fire Trail Rd. inclds: water, fully furn c/air,No pets/kids $900p/m. Serious inq. # 341-8249 SPACIOUS 2BED, 1bth on main Carmichael Rd. Pass BFM west, look left, pink & Gray.Walled/b/screens, a/c & water. $650m #324-3139 SPACIOUS EFFICIENCY for rent Antonio Dave South Beach, bedroom, bathroom, sitting / kitchen area partly furn. all util incld. $600p/m. Ph: 392-5512 anytime SPACIOUS FURN bdrm, kitchen, bath, AC bars. Boatswain Hill, Carmichael Rd. West, $600p/m + $400s/d. light, water & cable incld. Ph: 361-1151 565-8018 SPACIOUS PARTIALLY furn. 4 bed, 2.5 bth house for rent, A/C, c/fans, b/bars, encld yard with private parking & water incld. $1,500p/m. Req. First last & sec. dep located in a quiet area coral harbour. Ph:429-2451 or 565-8908 TAKEAWAY/REST. fully equipped, good location: 326-4469. 025 FOR RENT SPACIOUS2 Bedrm 1 Bath Apt. Firetrail Rd. water incld. $700p/m. $500 sec deposit. Call 359-1665, 434-2709 or 324-5174 STAPLEDON GARDENS Apartment. Air conditioned, security screens, fenced in, fridge, electric stove, kitchen, living/dining, 2 bebrooms. $740p/m 1st & last month $530 security. Tel:393-1735 or 457-0581 STORE/OFFICE SPACE For Rent in prime location Carmichael Rd. Serious Inq. Only Ph: 362-2875 362-2210 Studio APT, Unfurn. light, water & incld, encl. premises. Joe Farrington Rd. $400p/m 1st, last+sec. Ph 364-5188, 556-0860 SUNSHINE PARK 2-bed, 1-bath Apt. A/c, washer, water, blinds, fridge, & stove incld. Ph: (242) 322-3529, 456-4844. TOWN COURT Apt, furnished 1 bedrm, 1 bath, 24 hrs Security. $870p/m. Ph:477-6453 or 364-0361 UNFURN 1BDRM, effinc. apt, safe & closed in surrounding. Light, water & cable incld. $575p/m 1st & last month. Thatch Palm Ave. Pinewood.#392-6841, 325-1802, 323-3135 UNFURNISHED STUDIO, 1bedrm unfurn. 2 bedrm. unfurn. Apt, furn room fo r rent.393-2134 /468-7444. WATERFRONT HOUSE-Cable Beach: Prestigiousfully furnished, well appointed, 3 Bedrm 21/2bth 2 store y house on West Bay St. facing ocean view of Cable Beach Strip. Swimming pool & well groomed yard with lots of patios on property 12,700 sq.ft. Upstairs sun deck facing ocean. 100ft from beach. Rental price neg with suitable person Ph: 325-6414 422-4480 WEST BAY St. Waterfront Excutive / style full furm duplex apts : 2 bed 2bath $2,500 1bed 1bath $1,300 located on large lot 13,000 sqft with swimming pool & lots of patio space for outdoor living Sale price $695.000 (net) Direct with owner Ph: 325-6414 or 422-4480 WEST WINDS 2 bed 1 bath apt in gated community, safe with alarm sys. Amenities area: tennis court, park & swimming pool, $1,000p/m semi furn Ph:327-0043 or 376-7378 035 BUSINESS FOR SALE *EXISTING RETAIL grocery business for sale with strong customer base in high trafiic area *Existing bonded agreements *Existing line of credit and supply chain *Off site security *Company vehicle *For serious inquiries contact 373-7384, 328-5508
REVIEW YOUR AD!Any errors must be reported before 4:30 p.m. on the first day of publication. Credit will apply only to the run date. The Nassau Guardian (1844) Ltd. is not liable for any loss or expense that results from publication of the ad. Cash or Credit (with an account) We accept all major credit cardspayment: contact us at:tel:12423022322/3022321 12423022376/3022368 direct:12423286881 fax:1242-3286883 in Our Classified Section For success post your JOB OPENINGS BUSINESS 10THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 040 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 90 DAYS Bridge financing. (Time sensitive) 1.2 willing to pay highest interest rate. serious investors only. (Cash) Day or Night Contact:456-6757 HAIR STYLIST station (private room) in salon for rent in high traffic area. Main Carmichael Rd. west of Bacardi Rd. Ph: 362-1600 NAIL BOOTH for rent in high traffic area. Main Carmichael Rd. west of Bacardi Rd. Ph: 362-1600 TAKE CONTROL of your Finances. Choose your hours, income and rewards. Call: 465-8259 045 BUSINESS SERVICES American Freight Furniture and Mattress in Miami Huge inventory of furniture that can be delivered to ports. New Bedroom sets starting at $198. Sofas starting at $198. Mattress sets (2 pieces) from $78 Call Alex 740-833-5684 BUSINESS LICENCEFIRST TIME & OTHER SERVICES, 394-2817, 9AM-5PM CAREFREECARPETCLEANING*Dirty furniture? Sofa $75, Arm chair $40, Love seat $55*Dirty car seat? room under*Dirty Carpet? 150 sq. ft. $35*If we cant clean it throw it away. Fast drying. Like new! Tel: (242) 325-5108, Tel/Fax:(242) 362-1444 COMPUTER REPAIRS Get Your Old Or New Computer Fixed @ The Best Price Call Mike @ 565-9117, 544-0319 DIVINE FAVOUR Video Editing Services. Get your Television Program Edit ,with excellence special rate of $99.99 Ph: 341-4700 / 5700 or 468-7357 Call Dion for more info Handyman for hire painting, woodworking, etc & really affordable Ph: 467-2224 or 456-7776 MV CONCEPTS. The summer is on us again & nature blesses us with the bonty of lush greens colors as well as abundant vegetation. Now is a great time to get back into your property. We want you to have a health filled summer with natural home grown products & a luxurious garden to relax in. We can be hired by the hour, by the day or by the week & trash removal services. Tel: Cell (242) 429 3370 Tel: home (242) 364-1953 PROFESSIONAL STEEL man.Mason, Tile Layer and Sheet Rock Man Seek work Contract or weekley works Ph: 455-4286 RELAXATION THERAPY with TAB A least once a month for Stress Relief Ph: 328-1085 or 426-4855 045 BUSINESS SERVICES SEWING-JAMsession every Saturday! sew & have fun. Space Limit: Info Ph:242-525-1090 SPECIAL FOR Sr. Citizens 60& up perm & style $25, Buns & pinup $15, perms & rinse w. style $30 Ph: 544-1969 WE BUILD Bed room sets Kitchen cabinets Entertainment Centers Bureaus -Door Hanging Etc. Ph:394-2285 or 395-4151 060 CARS FOR SALE 2003 SUZUKI Liana $3,200 Call 326-8507 Serious inquires only!! 01HONDA ACCORD licensed until Jan,2012 HIDs tweeters and sound system ready, sun roof,factory rims & ice cold Ac $5,700 Ph:456-5832 03FORD,F-150 Harley Davd. Edition $7,500 Ph:431-1208 97Honda Insipre $3,500 Ph:525-7588 08 CHRYSLER 5.7 engine, leather interior asking $16,000 fully loaded Ph:323-6506 08 HONDA accord, low miles, very clean. $7,800 & 07 Nissan Maxima, leather seats, sun roof. $6,500. Financing available. ph:454-5771 1993MERCEDES E300 good for parts. Engine + transmission in good cond. $1,500 neg. Ph: 467-3641 1994 SUNNY 17 inch rims asking $2,500 ono Ph: 454-1687 394-7310 2006 INFINITI G35 $30,000. 2001 Audi A4 $8000. Ph:356-3201 95 TOYOTA Avalon Fair Cond.$3,500. 02 Ford Explorer Fair Cond. $4,500 90 Ford E350 Van, Diesel, $4,000. Ph:429-7344 95HONDA CIVIC running good. CD player asking $1,800. ono. Ph: 426-8914 95TOYOTA SPRINTER r/hand drive, A/C, power windows & locks @ $2,800 Ph:323-0828 or 565-0828 97HONDA Accord Wagon $4,500 o.b.o Suzuki GSX-R 750 $4,300 o.b.o Ph466-1960 FOR SALE 96 Honda Inspire. Fair Condition. $4,000 obo Ph:376-7747 MECHANIC SPECIAL 94 Camry, 98 Daewoo Lanos, 97 Cavalier, All 3 for $2000 ono. Ph:423-6076 NEED A Car, Truck, Van SUV or Auto Part from the US # 305-505-2866 or Visit: tgpservices.net 065 JEEPS FOR SALE 02 DODGE Darango, Good Condition & Power windows. $8,000 Ph:456-6456 or 362-0716 065 JEEPS FOR SALE 02 MITSUBISHI Nativa 4 door, good condition, selling it as is $5,500 or nearest offer. call 544-0270. 03GMC YUKON LS. CD, DVD, 15 TV, 24 rims, Sound system fully loaded. Quick Sale, owner leaving Island $11,500 OBO.Ph 455-7574/ 432-4699 07FORD EXPEDITION $12,999. Good condition. Call 429-5344 2000 EXPLORER, needs Head job asking $1,500. Ph:565-7929 95 NISSAN Terrano Diesel Right hand drive Excellent condition $2,800 Ph :552-9925 068 VANS FOR SALE 00 FORD e350 v8 15 passenger Van Excellent condition $9,000 o.b.o Ph 341-4700 or 5700 96 FORD econoline Van, Good for almost 150 cases beers. Good cond. $4500 obo. Ph:429-0629. 070 MARINE SUPPLIES 28FT DUSKY Boat trimmed tabs GPS & radio installed with T-top 210 gal. capacity. $14,000 ono (3) 250 HP Engines $12,000 each Ph:362-0620, 357-7568 MUST SELL Owner Leaving Island Any reasonable offer accepted. 62 ft long 19ft wide. Commercial Fishing / Freight boat. Ph: 395-5039 075 MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 750 SUZUKI 05 Can be used for parts needs work sold as is. $600 Please call (H) 362-0740 or (c) 433-3816 080 PARTS FOR SALE AUTO PARTS: Best prices on CV Joints, Shocks, Clutch Kits & all front wheel parts. 323-4797 085 TRUCKS FOR SALE 00KIA 3600 Truck asking $3,000. 02Kia 3600 Truck asking $3,000. Ph: 324-2348 636-9715 04F-150 $14,000 03Hummer $23,000 07Maxima $14,000. 08 Altima Parts #359-2382 2003DODGE RAM (Gold) fully loaded. asking $11,500 ono. Ph: 525-5978, 466-2070 2010 KIA heavy duty flat bed truck. Still under warranty priced for quick sale only $24,500 Ph: 557-4127 92 NISSAN Truck. 4 cylinder. Standard shift. Running in good condition. $1700 Ask for Rev. Daxon. #394-1536 090 HELP WANTED "WANTED: ASSISTANT CookMust have experience in restaurant.Send your resume email@example.com and/or call: 525-5048." $100 MILLION guaranteed to 1st woman who registers with $2,500/25,000 to affirm queen esther existed!! www.doctorsofwis dom.com doctorsofwisdom@hot mail.comPh:(242)-356-4159 $100MILLION!! Swap your gold; Cash: House; Car; Photos/looks For $1Million; $100 Million Guarantied !! www.doctorsofwisdom.comMiufirstname.lastname@example.orgPh:(242)-356-4159 2-BARBERS NEEDED w/ 5 yrs or more experience. Must be over 25 years of age. Inq. @ Johnson Barber Shop #2 Fox Hill Rd. Ph: 324-2946 2HANDYWOMEN NEEDED. Please Call: 326-7115 8 PASSPORT PHOTOS ONLY $10.00 Great for Resumes Call Woodside Photo shop & Gallery. Ph: 677-9616 ASST. MANAGER & Sales Associates for new frozen dessert Cafe. Email resumes to email@example.com AVONDesign your own successful career, become an Avon Representative free and earn up to 50% commission Sign up today Call: 361-5465 BAR MAID Needed. Please Call: 356-0898 BEAUTY SALON Looking for Hair&nail techs with clientele. Ph:361-3441 or 426-9460 CARPENTER HELPER Needed. Apply to P.O.Box N-10769. Nassau, Bahamas, Christopher&Christopher Construction :seeking to hire a Skilled Mason needed for construction sight ,cement mixing and block laying Ph: 425-6212 Director Of Internal Audit / Finance Services. The successful candidate must have at least ten years experience as a Financial Controller/Auditor in a medium to large business. Experience in the financial areas of a hotel or other business with significant Food and Beverage operation is essential to being considered for this position.Experience in Management Information Systems with working knowledge of Points of Sale Systems and in Micros will be important. Interested persons should submit their resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org EARN EXTRA Cash By Becoming A Direct Avon Rep. Ph: 323-7400 or 429-4922 Family Islanders welcomed 090 HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED K4 & GRADEOne Teacher needed for September with knowledge of A-Beka. Email:amhacademy@gmai l.com or Call: 361-7803 FULL-TIME MALE SECURITY OFFICERS Needed: Basic security training with two years service experience. High School graduate, good communication skills, mature and committed individuals. Bahamian male nationals between ages 35 or older. Application forms available at Ivanhoe Road Off Mackey Street or telephone: 394-0912/6 GARDENER NEEDED Ph : 395-2196 GARDENER NEEDED. Please Call: 364-5542 GENERAL WORKER needed Ph: 395-5315 HANDY MAN needed Ph: 341-8559 or436-9135 HANDY MAN needed write to P.O.Box N10376 Nassau Bahamas or Ph: 432-0141 HANDYMAN NEEDED Please Call: 362-0551 HELP WANTED 2 Messengers Reliable Transportation a must 1 Executive Secretary, 2 Senior Accountants, 1 Jounior Accountant, 1 Receptionist, 1 Scanner /File Clerk), 1 Data entry Clerk, 1 Computer Technician (expericen nessary) 2 Debt collectors (expericen nessary), (Salary is commensurate to qualifications) Send resume to The HumaResources Manager P.O.Box -SS19136 Nassau Bahamas Dead line May 12,2011 HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED Must speak Spanish & English, Work 6 days a week, some nights, Must have own transportation, Must like kids, Must be able to cook & travel. Please call 356-7091 or 676-3461 if interested. INDIVIDUAL NEEDED: must be able to grill, deep-fry & prepare steak. Wed, Thurs & Fri Ph: 466-3184 or 426-3903 JOHNSON AUTO Seeking Bodyman with experience and auto repairman. Must be able to do framework, bodywork, & repairs. Also salesperson position available for clothing store. Serious Inquirers only. Apply. Ph: 677-4965 677-5390 or 676-4222 LANDSCAPING COMPANY seeks gardener. Ph:361-1550 LIVE-IN MAID Needed. Please Call: 556-1000. LIVE-IN MAID Needed. Please Call: 466-1095 PRODUCTION COMPANY seeks to hire sales reps to sell ADS for TV. For more info Call:326-0100 436-7944 or 557-2147 090 HELP WANTED MALE SECURITY OFFICERS Only Men 25 yrs and over & must have Clean Police Record Security experienced a must Able bodies person Must be able to work shifts Call: 393-7206 MALL SECURITYF/T Position at The Mall at Marathon. Requirements are: Male Preferred High School Graduate Clean Cut and Physically Fit Current Driver's License 2 years+ Experience Clean Police Record Uniform Required $6.00 Per Hour to Start Available 7 Days a Week Available All Shifts References. Apply in Person Mall Offices, Monday through Friday 10 am to 2 pm. No Phone Calls. MATURE LADY seeking live-in job or hard days work. Ph:467-4644 PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY needs dynamic leader to support strategy and business development and manage the North Caribbean region. This person should have: Second Degree in Business with First Degree in Science related discipline At least 3 years experience as a senior medical representative Proficiency in various computer applications Project and Team Management skills required Must be goal oriented, customer focused and innovative Mail application to: P.O. Box N-7504, Nassau, Bahamas by May 19th, 2011 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Security Officers Interested in a new & exciting career, were looking for you. Position available for Security Officers. No experience necessary. Training available. Applicants must: Mature Males Must be Bahamian Be able to work flex shifts First 4 pages of Passport 6 passport Photos, Police Record, N.I.B.Card Excellent Opportunity Call 324-8408 for more info PUBLIC SERVICE Drivers for Town Car Experience is a Plus but not necessary Ph: 429-5343or 325-3170 REISS ENGINEERING is currently seeking qualified engineers for on-going and upcoming Bahamas projects. Please see our website or call 394-5544for further details. www.Baha masEngineer.com. 090 HELP WANTED SALES GIRL for Clothing Store. Must be Neat, mature reliable & customer friendly. Apply @ Y Cares Bahama Ave. START YOUR own Vendoring business, selling light up kids toys and political novelties at festivals, fairs, and rallies.low investments great return. 225-2320,423-9550 374-3786 Michelle Wanted Immediately 1-Auto Electrical Technician to diagnose & repair all types of electrical problems on all types of vehicles. Ph: 326-6925 or 322-8517 WELL ESTABLISHED Construction Company is Hiring 1 Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Interested persons should mail resume to P.O.Box N-4922, Nassau Bahamas. YOUNG MAN to work in bedding and appliance store. Must be mature & reliable Call 328-4742 100 POSITION WANTED EXPERIENCED SECRETARY Seeking Position. Reliable, Honest, Sociable, Organized. Good computer skills. Excellent English and typing Skills. email: email@example.com FEMALE WITH papers seek Live-In/Out job, to take care of the Elderly Ph: 325-7881 or 468-4413 LADY WITH EXPERIENCEseeks part-time Administrative work. Monday-Friday. Excellent organizational planning & communicational skills. Ph:357-5837 MATURE CHRISTIAN Lady seeks job as baby-sitter or housekeeper. Ph: 556-8958 322-4602 Mature Lady looking for live-in maid Job Call :445-4859 MATURE RELIABLE Lady seeks job as housekeeper, days work, taking care of the elderly or pick up & drop off kids. Ph: 324-8796 455-6221 MATURED WOMAN looking for live-in/out to care for Elderly/Children or days work. Call: 327-5670 RELIABLE AND honest lady house work / baby sitter/ cook or store asst. part-time or full time. Mon-Sat or 5pm mid-night. Ph: 556-6773 YOUNG LADY seeks job live-in/live-out or days work. Call; 361-7945 115 TUITION AFTER SCHOOL Spanish Classes 3 days per week 1 hour = $100p/m or $10 per hour ages 3-18 years Ph 535-6636 INSTITUTE OF Business and Commerce Approved by Min. of Education and Dept. of Public Service Tel: 324-4625 115 TUITION BAHAMAS AUTOMOBILE Training College. Training Professional Automotive Technicians since 1991. Registration is now going on. For more info phone: 322-8036 WE ARE now registering students for summe r classes in typing and computer parents register you r child now adults 3-in-1 and allin1 computer course are available register now call 393-7045 125 PERSONAL GENTLEMAN SEEKS attractive, honest & respectful lady for long lasting relationship. Preferably employed and love going to church, age fifty & above. Right person will achieve much benefits. Ph: 467-9606 190 ARTICLES FOR SALE 22 RIMS 4 sale. (tires included 255/30R22) $1,800.00. Contact: Duff y 525-6479 APPLIANCES BRAND New. Fridges, Stoves, Washer, Dryers, & Freezers. Lowest Prices. Call: 323-4797 BEDS BRAND new. All sizes available. Semi & Orthopedic,lowest prices. Call 323-4797 BRAND NEW Magnum Portable House Spraye r Only $300 Ph: 449-8547 New & Used furniture on Blue Hill Rd opp. NIB. Store wide Blow-out Sale. 4 Days! Frontroom sets, Bedrm set, king sz Seal y mattress & box spring onl y fridge,stove, washer/ drye r TV. Ph 465-1538 DOUBLE BED 250.00, Baby push 50.00, front room set 350.00, dinning room set 250.00, countertop stove 100.00, compute r 350.00, baby swing 25.00, coffee table 100.00, computer table 100.00, crib 100.00, 5 gallon wate r crates 6.00, assorted dishes 60.00 with pots, call cassy and q at 4665729 and 436-5489 FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR $500 & Laptop $400 or o.n.o. both items like new !! Ph455-7032 FULL SZ Mattress, Spring and Frame good condition Ph: 428-2505 KORG, TRITON extreme keyboard, 88 keys $1800. Ph:565-7929 PANASONIC M50 Video mixer $1,600 o.n.o. Ph: 341-4700 or 5700 Call Dion For more info SONY 40 full HDTV $1,200, Sony Blu-Ra y Player $200 ,Viewsonic 19 Computer screen $150, ,94Ford Explorer $4,000 Ph: 364-2810 It Pays to Advertise in The Nassau Guardian P.O. Box N3011 Phones: 302-2300/1/2
By STEWART MILLER Guardian Business Reporterstewart@nasguard.comAir Canada Vacations doubled its services to Great Exuma last week Thursday, landing a full flight with 90 additional seats direct from Toronto. Although the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort was key to landing the original and extended service from Air Canada Vacations, the service promises a lot of spinoff business for many tourism interests on the island. Local Chamber of Commerce President Floyd Armbrister said the additional airlift and the spread of businesses benefitting from it bode well for Exuma. Its a good and positive thing, Armbrister said. And it benefits more persons and properties than Sandals. The only thing now is that local people need to make themselves available with regard to services so they can take advantage of it. Ministry of Tourism Director for the Central and Southern Bahamas Charity Armbrister told Guardian Business yesterday that of the flights 90 seats, around 45 percent were Sandals clients, but the balance went to other properties on the island. Nearly 30 percent of the seats on Thursdays flight were for Hideaways at Palm Bay Beach Club, for example. According to Armbrister, overall demand for the flights from Toronto had become so strong that customers had to book far in advance for the service. The Thursday flight is significant because, in addition to the additional airlift, it allows Toronto based customers more flexibility in planning their Exuma vacation. Guests no longer have to stay for a week, but can now build Thursday to Sunday or Sunday to Thursday vacations. It broadens the scope of customers who may consider Exuma for their vacations. The Sandals involvement with securing the route for Exuma goes back to before the resort started taking guests on at the property. Sandals Resorts has a long and trusted relationship with Air Canada Vacations and even before Sandals Emerald Bay was opened to the public the decision makers at Air Canada Vacations were brought to Exuma to visit the new property and be convinced to commit to a new route direct from Toronto, said Jeremy Mutton, General Manager Sandals Emerald Bay. This flight was launched in March 2010 and due to it's success, last week a second weekly flight was introduced. Air Canada Vacations quotes customers for packages that include both air transportation and hotel stay. A check of their website yesterday indicated that for a round-trip flight departing 26 May and returning 29 May, passengers could pay from $724 to $1,669, plus $191 in taxes, for single passenger airfare and a double occupancy accommodation. Visitors could choose to stay at one of six properties on the island, including Hideaways at Palm Bay Beach Club, Augusta Bay, Club Peace and Plenty, Grand Isle Resort & Spa, February Point Resort & Estates, and the Sandals Emerald Bay. The new flights are a part of an overall increase in airlift to Great Exuma. Recently, American Airlines introduced further flights, bringing their total to nine per week. It also upgraded its capacity from propeller plane to jet service This is the first time a jet service has been offered to any Out Island in the Bahamas, Mutton said. Not only does this increase the capacity, but it also offers a different mode of transportation which is particularly significant to those who are used to flying by jet and are not accustomed to smaller planes. Western Air also recently introduced flight service from Nassau to Exuma. Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANBUSINESS 11 Business The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), wishes to engage the services of a suitably qualified consultancy firm or individual to assist URCA with Human Resources (HR) matters including but not limited to recruitment, training and coaching and developing HR strategies. The Request for Proposals (RFP) available on URCA's website ( www.urcabahamas.bs ) defines the proposed scope of the consultancy. Proposals should be submitted to the address below by 5:00 p.m. on 16 May 2011. URCA wishes to thank all respondents but only those suitably qualified will be contacted. Chief Executive Officer Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority UBS Annex Building, East Bay Street P .O. Box N-4860 Nassau, Bahamas Email: firstname.lastname@example.org REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR HUMAN RESOURCES ADVISOR City Market: No truth to the Robin Hood acquisition rumor From BR1 anywhere, Finlayson said. Were really just exploring it now, but both sides see some possibilities and synergies coming from this. For now, there are more pressing strategic considerations that have the attention of top decision makers, according to Finlayson, president of City Markets parent company Bahamas Supermarkets Limited (BSL). BSL is 78 percent owned by Trans Island Traders. The first concern is related to the creation of an ownership interest in the food store chain for Associated Bahamian Distillers and Brewers (ABDAB). ABDAB now functions largely as a real estate holding company and owns property that would play into City Markets announced plans to introduce three mega-stores to the market, two in New Providence and one in Grand Bahama. Finlayson, his father Sir Garet Tiger Finlayson and other family members own about 70 percent of ABDAB. The father and son duo own Trans Island Traders (TIT) outright. Finlayson had reported that ABDAB was keenly interested in adding BSL to its portfolio coming out of its February 24 board meeting. Under the proposed deal, ABDAB would have offered shares in consideration for the purchase, but a satisfactory independent valuation of the companies involved had to be secured before any deal could go forward. Colina Financial (CFAL) was selected to prepare the valuation. Finlayson said that the company had provided a preliminary valuation already. The final version is expected by the end of the week. He said there were some concerns within the companies that CFAL would have conflicting interests, as it has done a lot of work for ABDAB previously. However, Finlayson noted that the current valuation is being reviewed at a very senior level within CFAL before its final sign-off. He told Guardian Business he would have liked a second, independent valuation, but it is difficult to find a company other than CFAL with the capacity to do the task in the local market. Beyond the task of getting to the ideal ownership structure for the company in order to best serve all of the affected shareholders, Finlayson said the company was focused on improving its buying. We move a lot of product, and a lot of different products every day, said Finlayson. Its very important to get that right for the customer. Although sales numbers are continuing to climb, Finlayson estimated that 25-30 percent was being lost due at least in part to inconsistency in providing the products customers wanted. City Market needs to move towards having everything customers want in the stores every time they come, Finlayson said. He explained that stores like City Market and Super Value were different from many of the other food stores in the market today, in that customers expect that they can get everything they need in one stop. Finlayson welcomed the higher expectations from customers, and said that City Market has brought in new talent and software to fix the companys buying. Unlike competitor Super Value, buying at City Market stores in the past was largely done internationally through its association with Winn Dixie. That may have hindered the development of the local buying team, according to Finlayson. While the new talent should address human resources deficiencies, he said the company new software platform is in use by leading US food stores. Small Business Profile Shoe empire built on passion for footwearBy INDERIA SAUNDERS Guardian Business Reporterinderia@nasguard.comIf you were ever told that you are too young to start your own business, you may want to take pointers from one of the newest Bahamian entrepreneurs, 22 year-old Maritza Turnquest. Maritza had a passion to be an entrepreneur. She coupled this with her passion for shoes and the Shoe Empire was born. During the stores grand opening at the beginning of this month, Maritza reflected on the inspiration that spurred her to open Nassaus newest shoe store. My inspiration came from my dad, who is a successful entrepreneur and merchant, she told Guardian Business. As a child I always wanted to be like him. Her dad now owns a chain of souvenir stores and is continuing his own success, and is exceptionally proud of his daughter, who has embarked upon this venture and has taken a leap of faith. I love shoes and I found a shoe store that I went to almost every week, she said. I wanted to combine my love for shoes and my fashionable style into a business venture. This showed that she was utilizing the business skills she learnt, seeing that she was spending her money with the store regularly. Now, that store is her supplier of shoes that cater to women of all ages. I wanted to show (Bahamian women) how we can do it just like America with great looks at great prices right here in the Bahamas. Miss Turnquest resides in Fort Lauderdale and works as an auditor for a casino there. She recently graduated from Nova University with a finance degree, and had the opportunity to make an investment. Rather than making that investment in the lucrative fields of America, she decided to plant her seeds at home. I did research in reference to the club scene and nightlife in Nassau and I realized that there is room for shoes and more clothes. There are lots and lots of clothing stores but not many shoes (comparatively) and I wanted to make a difference, so I decided to open a shoe store that wouldnt hurt anyones pocket. At the Shoe Empire you will find reasonable, affordable shoes that are still stylish and sexy, said Miss Turnquest. The shoes are fashionable, sexy, traffic blocking pumps and platforms, but there are sandals and accessories as well. The prices are so good that the customers have been buying two and three shoes at a time. She gave this advice to other young people aspiring to be entrepreneurs: If you have a dream, just be determined and go after it. I was determined to invest back into the Bahamas and for my business to be successful. I did my research
everyone has their way of getting financing; so just structure yourself according to how you want to do things. Go for gold and dont let anyone stop you. I had a dream and I fulfilled it the best wayI know how. Airlift to Exuma taking off It Pays to Advertise in The Nassau Guardian P.O. Box N3011 Phones: 302-2300/1/2
By PAN PYLAS AP Business Writer LONDON Two major credit agencies signaled their concern about Greece's massive debt on Monday, lending new credence to the view that European authorities must do more to help the country a year after it barely avoided bankruptcy with a bailout. Experts from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund were in Greece on Monday to check up on economic reforms the government promised to make in return for euro110 billion ($160 billion) in rescue loans last year. They were also examining whether the current bailout is enough so Athens can stand on its own feet again when the loans run out in 2013 a scenario most investors think is unlikely. Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's cut Greece's bond grade further into junk status Monday, saying was increasingly likely that Greece would be given more time to repay its bailout loans and that Greece would negotiate a similar deal on bonds held by commercial investors. S&P, which downgraded the long-term bonds to B from BB-, said Greece might eventually have to resort to a partial default, reneging on as much as 50 percent of its debt. As a result, the agency said it could downgrade Greece again in coming months. Also Monday, ratings agency Moody's said it had placed Greece's credit rating on review for a further possible downgrade, citing the "increased uncertainty about the sustainability of Greek sovereign debt." Greece's government called the downgrade "not justified" and based largely on "market rumors and press reports," while Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou lashed out at investors who he said were betting on Greek default. "Credit default swaps are traded without any transparency and are threatening to bring down entire countries and entire societies," Papandreou said. "They are betting on our bankruptcy and the breakup of the euro. But their effort is in vain." Although Greece has enacted stringent austerity measures, started reforming the economy and announced a euro50 billion ($73 billion) privatization program, improvements to public finances are slowing down. In particular, the government is having trouble raising revenue through taxes as the country remains in recession. The upshot is a financial shortfall estimated at some euro30 billion ($44 billion) over the coming years. "It had already become apparent that Greece probably cannot meet its debt obligations over the next couple of years without further assistance," said Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank International. "Rather than return to the market next year as the original bailout has assumed, it now seems fairly likely that Greece will instead ask for more funds from the EU," she said. The trigger to further action will likely be June, when the EU/IMF appraisal is reported. "Then we will evaluate those results," Martin Kotthaus, spokesman for German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, said when asked about additional help for Greece. Market jitters were stoked Friday when Schaeuble discussed the situation with his Greek, French and Italian counterparts, as well as European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and the EU's Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn at a meeting convened by Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker. "We think that Greece does need a further adjustment program," said Juncker, who also chairs meetings of the eurozone's 17 finance ministers. Trichet on Monday expressed muted agreement with that position. Still, an EU official said Monday that more help or easier bailout terms for Greece were far from a done deal. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. At the meeting, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou was told his government needed to "step up" efforts to deliver the reforms promised for the bailout, the EU official said. If Greece wanted to borrow money over ten years right now, it would have to pay a staggeringly high interest rate of more than 15 percent to get investors to part with their cash. For two-year bonds, interest rates are even higher above 25 percent. That's unsustainable and compares with the 2 percent to 3 percent rates that Germany would have to pay an incredible difference between countries that use the same currency and operate under the same monetary policy. Papaconstantinou has already urged his country's international creditors to ease the terms of Greece's bailout by lowering the loans' interest rates and extending the repayment period. But most analysts believe that another bailout would just be another short-term solution. A debt restructuring voluntary or involuntary could be more efficient, but bondholders would have to give Greece more time to repay or accept that their bonds don't have the same value as when they bought them. So far, European officials have vehemently denied that a restructuring is on the cards before 2013, when a new crisis fund kicks in, let alone being discussed. However, investors are skeptical of such denials because EU officials have made stunning U-turns during the past year's crisis. The markets are clearly of the view that Greece will have to restructure its debts in some form or another the yield on the 10-year bond was up another 0.11 percentage points at a staggering 15.62 percent on Monday. "The chain of events is increasingly proving the limits of the EU's muddlethrough strategy," said Christian Carrillo, an analyst at Societe Generale. BUSINESS 12THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Business 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.18 1.18 0.000.1550.0807.66.78% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.63 10.63 0.000.0130.200817.71.88% 7.004.40Bank of Bahamas6.89 6.89 0.000.2130.10032.31.45% 0.530.17Benchmark0.18 0.18 0.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 2.842.70Bahamas Waste2.70 2.70 0.000.0470.09057.43.33% 2.201.96Fidelity Bank1.96 1.96 0.000.0160.040122.52.04% 12.008.69Cable Bahamas8.74 8.74 0.001.0500.3108.33.55% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.55 2.55 0.000.4590.0405.61.57% 7.005.80Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.98 6.98 0.001,700 0.4960.26014.13.72% 2.531.86Consolidated Water BDRs1.86 1.86 0.000.1110.04516.82.42% 2.541.31Doctor's Hospital1.31 1.31 0.000.1070.11012.28.40% 5.994.75Famguard5.40 5.40 0.000.3570.24015.14.44% 9.005.65Finco6.00 6.00 0.00750 0.6820.0008.80.00% 9.858.60FirstCaribbean Bank8.60 8.60 0.000.4940.35017.44.07% 6.004.57Focol (S) 6.00 6.00 0.000.4350.16013.82.67% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.00 1.00 0.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.30 7.30 0.000.0120.240608.33.29% 10.509.80J. S. Johnson9.82 9.82 0.000.8590.64011.46.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.00 10.00 0.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029)BAH2999.46 0.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.00 0.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.00 0.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.00 0.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.00 0.00 52wkHi 52wkLow Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029MONDAY, 9 MAY 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,435.09 | CHG 0.06 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -64.42 | YTD % -4.30BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00 -2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.54871.4525CFAL Bond Fund1.54871.48%6.06%1.526164 2.98142.8300CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.98141.15%2.40%2.947425 1.59201.5141CFAL Money Market Fund1.59201.14%4.53%1.574964 3.20252.6384Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.6384-3.01%-13.12% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.50161.08%0.02% 115.7622101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund115.76229.58%9.58%114.368369 111.469799.4177CFAL Global Equity Fund111.469711.32%11.32%106.552835 1.16081.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.16081.25%5.20% 1.12141.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.12140.26%4.18% 1.16201.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.16201.12%5.24% 9.99529.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.88910.43%4.27% 11.217310.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 211.49854.04%7.76% 10.42889.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.68136.55%7.65% 8.45104.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.85645.46%11.17% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. 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By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business NEW YORK Hertz is raising the stakes in its pursuit of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. in hopes of besting rival Avis' efforts to acquire the Oklahoma-based car rental agency. The two vehicle rental heavyweights have been in a virtual tug-of-war over Dollar Thrifty for a little more than a year, with both looking to snag the Tulsa, Okla., company because its clientele is largely the leisure traveler. Hertz and Avis cater mostly to business travelers, so a Dollar Thrifty acquisition would automatically give either one a broader appeal. Hertz Global Holdings Inc. sweetened the pot on Monday. Its new proposal is worth $72 a share in cash and stock. This includes $57.60 in cash and 0.8546 shares of its common stock. With 31.2 million fully diluted shares of Dollar Thrifty, the Hertz bid is worth about $2.25 billion and 3.3 percent above Dollar Thrifty's closing price last week. Dollar Thrifty said in a statement on Monday that its board will review Hertz's bid and advised its stockholders not to take any action pending its review. Investors appeared to be betting that the bidding will go higher. Dollar Thrifty shares climbed $8.78, or 12.6 percent, to $78.47 in midday trading. Hertz's stock gained 10 cents to $16.95, while shares of Avis Budget Group Inc. fell 4 cents to $18.37. Hertz's revised bid is likely meant to appeal to Dollar Thrifty's stockholders. Dollar Thrifty shareholders stung Hertz in September when they rejected an offer that included $43.60 in cash and 0.6366 shares of common stock. Dollar Thrifty's board had recommended stockholders accept the deal. At the time, industry experts speculated that Dollar Thrifty shareholders favored a potential deal with Avis because it was more money than Hertz was offering. Avis had offered $45.79 per share in cash and 0.6543 shares of Avis. At Friday's price for Avis, that bid was worth $1.74 billion. Dollar Thrifty had asked Avis in October not to make a formal offer so that the two companies could work together with antitrust authorities. Avis, based in Parsippany, N.J., agreed to wait. Avis spokesman Andrew Siegel said Monday that the company was declining comment on the Hertz offer. In making its latest offer, Hertz said it will sell its Advantage brand. Chairman and CEO Mark Frissora said during a conference call that Hertz already has five interested parties holding talks and feels confident a sale can be accomplished in a short period of time. Hertz is also in discussions with the Federal Trade Commission about how to close the deal quickly. Frissora said the Park Ridge, N.J. company is aiming to close the transaction before the end of the third quarter. Frissora says Avis has been in lengthy talks with the FTC over its offer "with no end in sight." Frissora said Hertz has been "waiting and watching for a long time" as Avis and Dollar Thrifty have dealt with the FTC. Hertz realized last week during Avis and Dollar Thrifty's earnings conference calls that no progress had been made and decided that it was the right time to make another move, he explained. In a letter sent to Dollar Thrifty President and CEO Scott Thompson on Monday, Frissora said the transaction was "the highest priority for Hertz," and that its board and management team unanimously supports the transaction. The company says its offer is not subject to any financing condition and would likely be paid for with cash on hand and new borrowings. The proposed buyout is anticipated to add to Hertz's earnings per share the first full year after the deal closes. The potential Dollar Thrifty acquisition is a sign of the times within the car rental industry. The sector has been consolidating for years after hitting a peak of about $30 billion in revenue in 2007, according to research firm IBISWorld. In 2002, Avis' parent company bought Budget, while Enterprise's parent company acquired Alamo and National in 2007. In the U.S., Enterprise is the dominant player with 37 percent of the market, followed by Hertz at 20 percent. Avis Budget has a 17 percent share, and Dollar Thrifty has under 7 percent, according to IBISWorld. BUSINESS 14THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Business Fiat could own 70% ofChrysler bynext yearDETROIT Italian automaker Fiat SpA could own more than 70 percent of Chrysler Group within a year once it repays its government loans and exercises other options. Chrysler spelled out the terms of Fiat's ownership in a filing Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fiat announced last month that it would pay $1.3 billion to increase its stake in Chrysler to 46 percent. Fiat expects to have a 51-percent stake by the end of this year, which would allow it to appoint a majority to Chrysler's board. In the filing, Chrysler said Fiat also may acquire the U.S. government's 8.6-percent stake in a 12-month period following the repayment of government loans. Chrysler is expected to repay those loans in the second quarter. Hertz boosts buyout offer for Dollar Thrifty The Hertz head office in Park Ridge, New Jersey. AP Photo Pfizer studies back pneumococcal shot for adultsBy LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer TRENTON, N.J. Two key late-stage studies of Pfizer's blockbuster pneumococcal vaccine for children show it works at least as well as a rival in adults, a big market the drugmaker wants to tap. The studies of Pfizer Inc.'s Prevnar 13 vaccine against pneumonia, meningitis and other infections were presented Monday at two medical conferences in Milan, Italy. The results have been submitted to regulators in the U.S., European Union and more than a dozen other countries where New York-based Pfizer is seeking approval for people over 49. It said the studies show the shots worked as well as or better than an older pneumococcal vaccine made by Merck & Co, Pneumovax 23. Prevnar, developed by Pfizer unit Wyeth, is the world's topselling vaccine, with 2010 sales of about $3.7 billion. Pfizer hopes to boost that significantly to offset increasing generic competition for other products. Its cholesterol fighter Lipitor, the world's best-selling medicine, loses U.S. patent protection on Nov. 30 and its $11 billion in annual sales will quickly plunge. Several smaller sellers have gotten generic competition recently, eroding revenue. Prevnar 13, launched early last year for children aged six weeks through five years old, protects against 13 strains of pneumococcal disease, compared with seven for the original version. Merck's shot protects against 23 strains, 12 of them covered by Prevnar 13. The two new studies are among six that tested about 6,000 adults aged 50 years and older.
PUBLIC NOTICE INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL The Public is hereby advised that I, CLAY LARONE GIBBS JR. of Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, intend to change my name to QUINTON JASON RUSSELL JR If there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O. Box N742, Nassau, Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the publication of this notice. (M. 10) NOTICE TAVAILLON LIMITED NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) (a, b & c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 that the above-mentioned company commenced dissolution procedures on the 10th day of May A.D., 2011. Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of P.O. Box N-4915 Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, is appointed as Liquidator. LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED Liquidator (M. 10) NOTICE NEWTON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LTD. (In Voluntary Liquidation) Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the dissolution of NEWTON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LTD., has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. AMBER NOMINEES LIMITED (M. 10) NOTICE POINCIANA WAY INVESTMENTS LIMITED NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) (a, b & c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 that the above-mentioned company commenced dissolutioin procedures on the 10th day of May A.D., 2011. Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of P.O. Box N-4915, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, is appointed as Liquidator. LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED Liquidator (M. 10) PUBLIC NOTICE INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL The Public is hereby advised that I, KETIANISE PIERRE of Ridgeland Park West, intend to change my name to KETIANISE CLERVOIX If there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O. Box N742, Nassau, Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the publication of this notice. (M. 10) NOTICE LOWMANN INTERNATIONAL INC. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) (a, b & c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 that the above-mentioned company commenced dissolution procedures on the 10th day of May A.D., 2011. Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of P.O. Box N-4915 Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, is appointed as Liquidator. LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED Liquidator (M. 10) NOTICE GREEN ALLEY INDUSTRIES LTD. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) (a, b & c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 that the above-mentioned company commenced dissolution procedures on the 10th day of May A.D., 2011. Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of P.O. Box N-4915 Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, is appointed as Liquidator. LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED Liquidator (M. 10) NOTICE IN THE ESTATE of RICHARD B. MARSH, late of 175 Irving Lane in the City of Grosse Pointe Farms in the County of Wayne in the State of Michigan one of the States of the United States of America. NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send the same duly certified in writing to the Undersigned on or before the 21st day of June, 2011, after which date the Personal Representative will proceed to distribute the assets having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have had notice. AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore mentioned. HIGGS & JOHNSON Attorneys for the Personal Representative Chambers P.O. Box N-3247 Ocean Centre Montagu Foreshore East Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas (M. 10, 17, 24) NOTICE CRATER LAKE INC. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) (a, b & c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 that the above-mentioned company commenced dissolution procedures on the 10th day of May A.D., 2011. Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of P.O. Box N-4915 Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, is appointed as Liquidator. LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED Liquidator (M. 10) NOTICE IN THE ESTATE of JAMES OLIVER CHARLES FITZROY (a.k.a. The Right Honourable JAMES OLIVER CHARLES FITZROY Earl of Euston, late of Racing Stables, Euston, Thetford, Norfolk in the Subdistrict of Bury St. Edmunds in the County of Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against the above Estate are requested to send the same duly certified in writing to the Undersigned on or before the 21st day of June, 2011, after which date the Executors will proceed to distribute the assets having regard only to the claims of which they shall then have had notice. AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore mentioned. HIGGS & JOHNSON Attorneys for the Executors Chambers P.O. Box N-3247 Ocean Centre Montagu Foreshore East Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas (M. 10, 17, 24) LEGALNOTICES LEGALNOTICES Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANBUSINESS 15 B usiness Absolute Poker lays off US pros after indictmentsBy OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press LAS VEGAS The parent company of online poker websites Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet said Monday it laid off 11 sponsored poker professionals in the United States as two of its executives face charges of tricking banks into processing illegal gambling payments. Antigua-based Blanca Games said it has severed ties to players including Joe Sebok, Prahlad Friedman, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and "Real World" reality star Trishelle Cannatella. "This was a difficult task for Blanca's management, and we are very disappointed that we have been compelled to sever ties with our sponsored pros," the company said. "We are truly saddened that circumstances have dictated this course of action." The company said the indictments unsealed April 15 mean the company can't pay players to play poker. The legal actions in federal court in New York targeted 11 executives and alleged associates of Absolute, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, including Scott Tom and Brent Beckley of Absolute. The indictment said Tom and Beckley were stepbrothers who were principal decision-makers for Absolute. Sebok, a former Ultimate Bet-sponsored professional who has cashed 16 times at the World Series of Poker since 2005, told The Associated Press that he learned about the layoffs a week ago. Sebok said he has been talking with upper managers at Ultimate Bet since the indictments became public. "It was obvious that, regardless of what direction things went, that sponsored players in the USA were going to be unnecessary, or certainly far less necessary," Sebok told the AP. "It was pretty obvious, at least in my mind, that we would be let go." Sebok, popular among card fans with nearly 1.1 million Twitter followers, said he's less concerned about his situation than with American players getting back funds deposited on the sites. He said he hoped it could get done despite hurdles. "Everyone's way of life has just been uprooted," Sebok said. "(Players) are going to have to rethink how they plan on living, moving forward." Sebok, a founder of popular poker news site PokerRoad.com where he maintains a blog, said he hasn't yet decided what he will do next. Blanca announced last week that it significantly reduced its staff as it fully moved away from its U.S. business. Full Tilt and PokerStars have announced agreements with the Department of Justice to return money to players, and PokerStars says its process has begun. But Absolute has said that while paying players is its top priority, it's reviewing the legal actions with its lawyers before moving ahead to make payments. 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BUSINESS 16THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Business Energy, metals stocks rise with commodity pricesBy STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK Commodity prices recovered some of last week's losses Monday, helping to lift the stocks of energy and materials companies. The broader market also rose despite new worries about Greece's debt problems. Oil prices once again moved above $100 a barrel and pushed energy stocks higher. Marathon Oil Corp. rose 5.3 percent. Baker Hughes Inc., which helps companies drill for oil and gas, gained 3.4 percent. Energy companies within the S&P 500 rose nearly 2 percent, the most among the 10 industries in the index. The S&P 500 added 6.09 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 1,346.29. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 45.94 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,684.68. The Nasdaq composite index rose 15.69 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,843.25. The rise in commodity prices helped other industries as well. Producers of metals and other materials rose 1.5 percent, second best among the S&P 500 groups, thanks to a 5 percent increase in silver prices and a 3 percent increase in corn. Metals and other commodities suffered steep losses last week, when silver tumbled 27 percent and oil sank 15 percent because of fears of weaker global demand and higher margin requirements that were meant to lower the influence of speculators whose strategy of buying on margin is considered to be a reason why commodities have risen so steeply over the last year. Financial stocks were the only industry group to decline. Citigroup Inc. fell 2.7 percent on its first day of trading after completing a one-for-ten reverse split that drastically increased its share price by lowering the number of available shares. It is now trading in the $40 range for the first time since 2007. Companies often turn to reverse splits to raise their share prices as a way to attract institutional investors who may be prohibited from buying into companies with share prices in the single digits. Better sales pushed other companies higher. The nation's largest food distributor, Sysco Corp., jumped 10.7 percent after reporting a 4 percent rise in income. Analysts had expected a drop. McDonald's Corp. rose 0.8 percent after reporting that its global sales rose last month. The strongest growth came from its restaurants abroad, which stretch from Europe to the Middle East to Asia. Tyson Foods Inc. lost 6 percent after reporting that its earnings were flat from a year ago. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. rose 13.8 percent after Hertz Global Holdings Inc. raised its buyout offer for the car rental company to more than $2.2 billion. Rival Avis Budget Group Inc. is also trying to buy Dollar Thrifty. Most companies in the S&P 500 have reported earnings for the first quarter, and the trends have been strong. Through Friday, nearly three out of four companies released earnings that beat analysts' expectations. Economic data, by contrast, has been mixed. Growth for the manufacturing industry slowed last month, and the economy grew at a lower-than-expected 1.8 percent in the first quarter. European stock markets fell on worries that Greece will need more time or assistance from other EU countries to make payments on its debt, or worse, the country could partially default on the debt that it owes to bond investors. Standard & Poor's downgraded Greece's debt rating even further into junk status. The Euro Stoxx 50, an index of large companies in countries that use the euro, fell 1.7 percent. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note remained close to its lowest point of the year, 3.13 percent. It fell that low on Friday after a German magazine claimed that Greece may drop the euro curr ency. Greece's government strongly denied the claim. Worried investors have bought Treasurys, traditionally seen as a safe investment. When Treasury prices rise, their yields fall. Two stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Consolidated volume came to 3 billion shares. In this May 6, 2011 file photo, Mathias Roberts, right, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and William Bott of Barclays Capital work on the floor of the New York Stock in New York. Swooning bank shares contributed to a drop in European stock markets on Monday, May 9, as investors fretted over whether Greece will need a second financial bailout in just over a year. AP Photo $2 billion for rail projects, speed upgrades announcedBy CHRIS HAWLEY Associated Press NEW YORK Money designated for a nowcanceled rail line in Florida was divvied up among nearly two dozen projects around the country Monday, heartening supporters but giving critics fuel to deride it as a diversion from President Barack Obama's high-speedtrain ambitions or as a simple waste of money. The bulk of the $2 billion is to go the congested Washington-New York-Boston corridor, where $795 million in improvements should allow trains to run at 160 mph on a stretch where they are currently limited to 135 mph. Another $404 million will go toward increasing speeds to 110 mph between Chicago and Detroit. "These are tremendous transportation projects and investments that America cannot do without," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters at a news conference in New York's Pennsylvania Station, the nation's busiest train depot. He delivered a twin announcement later in the day in Detroit. Only about $300 million will immediately go toward true high-speed railroads like those in Europe and Asia. That money is earmarked for a 220-mph link planned between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Speeding up trains significantly through the Northeast could prove difficult because the region is so congested, with different railroads often sharing the same tracks and stations. Some even doubt it can be done, period. Matthew Konopka, a 30-year-old economist from Washington, travels to Boston a few times each month. Traveling by plane takes him about 3 1/2 hours, including check-in time and getting through security. Amtrak's fast Acela trains take about seven hours. "It's too much of a waste of time," Konopka said of the trains. "I would be doubtful that they'd ever be able to get it fast enough." The projects being funded by the diverted money range from a train station in Ann Arbor, Mich., to elevated tracks in Washington state, platform improvements in Rhode Island and engineering studies in Texas. "Once again, the administration has scattered funding to numerous slower-speed rail projects, and allowed Amtrak to hijack 21 of the 22 grants," Rep. John L. Mica, the Florida Republican who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said in a written statement. His home state lost the money when Gov. Rick Scott canceled plans for a high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa. Politicians in the Northeast enthusiastically lobbied for the money, hoping to improve their constituents' travel times and lure more passengers away from the region's gridlocked highways and congested airports. Delays at New York's three main airports frequently snarl air travel across the United States. "We must take our passengers off the shortrun airplanes," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat. "No one in a properly functioning transportation environment should take a plane from New York to Washington, or for that matter from Boston to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gestures as he speaks at a news conference in New York's Pennsylvania Station, Monday, May 9, 2011. LaHood announced nearly $800 million in projects improve rail service in the crowded Northeast, part of a $2 billion award going to rail projects in 15 states nationwide. AP Photo Bair to leave FDIC in July, ending 5-year termWASHINGTON Sheila Bair is stepping down as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. this summer, ending a five-year term in which she helped craft the government's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Bair will leave her post as one of the top banking regulators on July 8, the FDIC said Monday. She was among the first officials to raise concerns about the explosion of highrisk lending to borrowers with bad credit. Under her tenure, the agency closed the most banks since the savings and loan crisis. That included Washington Mutual, the nation's largest bank failure. The FDIC is charged with maintaining public confidence in the banking system. The agency guarantees bank deposits up to $250,000. Vice Chairman Martin Gruenberg is considered a likely candidate to succeed her. He will become the acting chairman if the Obama administration doesn't appoint a replacement before Bair leaves. Bair, 57, was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006. Within a year, she moved to shut down Santa Monica, Calif.-based Fremont Investment & Loan. The bank had been a major player in the troubled homemortgage business, doling out high-interest loans to people with poor credit records or low incomes. It was the first of 365 banks closed during her time leading the agency. Biden and Clinton lecture China on human rights US Vice President Joe Biden greets Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan during the opening session of the joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Interior Department in Washington. APPhot o By MATT PENNINGTON Associated Press WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched high-level talks with the Chinese on Monday by pointedly criticizing Beijing's crackdowns on democracy advocates, arguing that long-term stability depends on respecting human rights. At the same time, the world's two biggest economies clashed over America's massive trade deficit with China. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said it would be in China's self-interest to allow its currency to appreciate at a faster rate and allow Chinese consumer interest rates to rise. The stronger yuan and higher Chinese interest rates would help boost domestic demand and help lower America's trade deficit, which hit an alltime high with China last year. But a Chinese official blamed U.S. policies for the ballooning trade gap. Commerce Minister Chen Deming told a news conference that China's currency appreciation was being carried out in a "very healthy manner." He said the United States needed to change its own policies on high-tech sales and investment as a way to spur American manufacturing. The sparing occurred as the two nations began two days o f talks aimed at a ddressing disputes in foreign policy and economic areas under discussions that began in 2006 during the Bush administration. Both countries hoped to use the Strategic and Economic Dialogue discussions to further ease tensions that had been inflamed by last year's U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and American unhappiness over a rising U.S. trade deficit with C hina at a time of high U.S. unemployment.
MiamiHerald.comCOPIES: A copy of The Miami Herald will be d to your room. A credit of US$0.25 will be to your account if delivery is declined.INTERNATIONAL EDITIONFRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009106TH YEAR, NO. 307 I 2009 THE MIAMI HERALDFLORIDA HONDURAS SPORTS INSIDE TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 SPORTS WWW.THENASSAUGUARDIAN.COM A TWIN KILLING!Currently, The Bahamas has the two best 17year-old triple jumpers in the world... at least according to the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) top performance lists. Twin brothers Lathario and Lathone Collie-Minns are continuing a fine tradition in the hop, skip and jump, that the country has enjoyed for over three decades. According to coach Pater Pratt from Jumpers Inc., both youngsters are primed to make their presence felt at this years World Youth Championships, and beyond. Lathario has a world leading jump for boys 17-years-old or younger, at 16.55 meters (m) 54 3-3/4, while Lathone has the second best jump for boys 17-years-old or younger, with a distance of 15.73m (51 7-1/2). Chinas Qing Lin also has a jump of 15.73m this year, but his jump was done with no wind, while Lathone jumped into a .8mps head wind. They are actually ahead of where I had planned for them to be at this particular time, said Pratt yesterday. In the case of Lathario, we had actually planned for him to go 16.40m this year, and as you can see, he is already up to 16.55m. Lathone basically has scratched the same distance. Im certain he could go the same distance but he just couldnt put it all together at the right time, so, as it stands right now, Lathario is ahead of schedule and Lathone is on schedule to probably be jumping 16.40m by the World Youth Championships. I expect both of them to be jumping 16m consistently by the end of the month, he added. Lathone and Lathario are both 11th grade students at Teleos Christian High School here in New Providence. The latter is actually recovering from a mild right ankle sprain but is expected to be ready in time for the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) Junior National Championships in June, and the World Youth Championships a month later. The Junior Nationals are scheduled for June 11-12 right here in New Providence, while the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships will be held from July 6-10, in Lille, France. Latharios injury was a minor setback but he will be ready for the World Youth Championships and I expect him to be just as good as he Bahamian brothers holding on to worlds two best jumps SEEING DOUBLE: Bahamian identical twin brothers Lathario and Lathone Collie-Minns are holding on to two best jumps in the world this year for boys 17-years-old or younger. They are both expected to represent The Bahamas at the World Youth Championships, in Lille, France, this summer. File PhotosBy SHELDON LONGLEY NG Sports Editorslongley@nasguard.com SWIFT Masters return with seven medals For the past five years SWIFT Swimming has had its Masters swimmers attend and win medals at either the U.S. Masters National Swimming Championships or the World Masters Swimming Championships. This past week once again saw the SWIFT Masters win seven medals at the 2011 U.S. Short Course Spring National Masters Swimming Championships. The team of Percy Knowles, Andy Knowles and Nancy Knowles traveled to Mesa, Arizona, in the United States, to compete along with some 1,800 swimmers from around the world. Each swimmer had personal best swimmers in their new age groups. Medals are awarded for the top ten finishes in each age group which compete in the various divisions. Percy Knowles competes in the 80-84 age group, Andy competes in the 56-59 age group, and Nancy competes in the 50-54 age group. The meet took place over four days from Thursday, April 28 Sunday, May 1, 2011. Percy won five medals with a third place finish in the 50 Butterfly in 1:02.40, a fourth place finish in the 200 Breaststroke in a time of 4:25.63, a sixth place finish in the 100 Breast in 2:05.74, a fifth place finish in the 50 Breast in 53.70 seconds and a seventh place finish in the 200 Free in 4:13.45. Andy won two medals with a fifth place finish in the 500 Free in 5:38.30 and a 10th place finish in the 200 Free in 2:04.20. Nancy swam a personal best time in the 50 Free in 34 seconds flat and finished 31st overall. The team plans to take a bigger group to the Long Course Masters Nationals in Auburn in August.By SHELDON LONGLEY NG Sports Editorslongley@nasguard.com SPRING NATIONALS: SWIFT Masters swimmers Andy Knowles, left, Nancy Knowles, center, and Percy Knowles, right, pose for a photo after competing in the 2011 U.S. Short Course Spring National Masters Swimming Championships, in Mesa, Arizona, in the United States. The team won a total of seven medals. Photo courtesy of SWIFT SWIMMING MAKING WAVES: Bahamas Olympic Committee President Wellington Miller, left, is pictured with Tom Wilson of the International Sailing Federation. The Bahamas Sailing Association successfully hosted its first Level I 'Technical Course for Coaches' this past week.BSA hosts ISAF technical course for coachesThe Bahamas Sailing Association (BSA) successfully hosted its first Level I 'Technical Course for Coaches', which was funded by Olympic Solidarity through the Bahamas Olympic Committee, this past week. The course has been supported by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) 'Connect to Sailing' project. Tom Wilson, ISAF Trainer, has been over in The Bahamas working with the coaches from Rock Sound and Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Long Island and New Providence. He has been assisted by Maria Aaboe, BSA Senior Instructor. A total of 11 participants attended the course, representing their local sailing club or school, with the hopes to take Photo courtesy of ROBERT DUNKLEYBy SPORTS WRITER For The Guardian SPORTS NOTICES Tennis Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic, who lost in the first round of the historic Bahamas Open here in New Providence, recently won the $4.5 million euro event in Madrid, Spain. The remarkable feat is an indication of the top level that the Bahamas Open attracted. Kvitova was the top seed in the Bahamas Open and is the number 10th ranked player in the world. It goes to show the level of talent which was present here at the Bahamas Open. Volleyball The College of The Bahamas will hold an open try out for womens volleyball on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the colleges courts. Coach Jenny Dotson will be available to assess the skills and talent of 11th and 12th grade volleyball players.Bahamians in boxing zonal championshipsThe Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) has endorsed a new platform for a number of regions under its jurisdiction. Sanctioned are Zonal Championships for Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia/New Zealand and the Caribbean/Americas. The Zonal Championships initiative has been put in place as a stepping stone to Commonwealth title fights and ultimately world title offers. Winners of zonal titles will be considered by the steering committees of the respective areas to be submitted as Commonwealth contenders. The Bahamas is a part of the Caribbean/Americas Zone. All Caribbean nations within the Commonwealth and Canada make up the zone. FRED STURRUPNG Columnist/Sales ExecutiveSPORT SCOPE JEROME ELLIS See Sport Scope on C2 See BSA on C2 See TWIN on C2
Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANC3 Sports BAISS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP The St. Andrew's Hurricanes and the Queens College Comets junior boys took to the field yesterday afternoon at the BFAs Centr e for National Football Development, at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. The Comets won the game, 1-0, to take home the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools junior b oys championship. Pictured are scenes from yesterday's championship game. Photos: EDWARD RUSSELL III
Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANC5 Sports BAISS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP The St. Andrew's Hurricanes and the Queens College Comets junior boys took to the field yesterday afternoon at the BFAs Centr e for National Football Development, at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. The Comets won the game, 1-0, to take home the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools junior b oys championship. Pictured are scenes from yesterday's championship game. Photos: EDWARD RUSSELL III
C6THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Sports Heat go up 3-1 on BostonBOSTON (AP) Miami's Big Three was assembled for just this purpose: To dominate the bullies from Boston who knocked them from the playoffs so many times before. LeBron James scored 35 points, Dwyane Wade had 28 and Chris Bosh had 20 on Monday night to give the Heat a 98-90 overtime victory over the Celtics and move Miami within one game of the Eastern Conference finals. The Heat lead the best-of-seven East semifinals 3-1, with a chance to close out the series in Miami on Wednesday. "Wednesday night will be our greatest challenge that we've had with this group so far," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We'll get their best games on Wednesday. And we have to be better. If we're real about what we want to do, we have to beat the Boston Celtics at their best." One game after their worst performance as a threesome, James, Wade and Bosh had 83 of Miami's 98 points and 35 of its 45 rebounds. They scored all 12 of Miami's points in overtime; Bosh and Wade had five apiece after James' fallaway jumper on the Heat's first possession of the extra period gave them the lead for good. "We're the guys. We're the ones who get all the attention. We're the ones that get all the praise," Wade said. "This team is going to go as far as us three takes it." Paul Pierce scored 27, Ray Allen had 17 and Kevin Garnett had seven points and 10 rebounds for Boston. Rajon Rondo, who dislocated his left elbow Saturday night in Game 3, played 39 minutes with a padded sleeve covering what appeared to be a brace on his left arm, scoring 10 with five assists. The Celtics would need to win the next three games two in Miami to have a chance to defend their Eastern Conference championship. "These are those moments. I look forward to it," Allen said. "Everybody on this team, we know what to do. We can't talk about it; we just have to put our best foot forward. It's not easy. It just makes it that much more special if we're able to do it." Boston has reached the NBA finals in two of the last three seasons, both times knocking James and the Cavaliers out along the way. The Celtics eliminated the Heat last year one round after knocking Cleveland out and sending James on the journey that landed him in Miami. In all, Wade had lost 11 straight regular-season and playoff games in Boston. James had lost 13 of 15, including the one that ended his Cleveland career. "I haven't had much success in this building," James said. "We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to just come out and do whatever it took." Boston took an 84-81 lead with 2:28 left after back-to-back 3-pointers by Delonte West and Allen, but James hit a 3 to tie it and then made a left-handed lay-in with 48 seconds to play to give Miami an 86-84 lead. Pierce drove to the basket to tie it, but James lost control of the ball while he was dribbling down the clock. Allen went for it and was bumped by James Jones, giving Boston the ball out of bounds with 19.5 seconds left and the game tied at 86. Pierce got the ball, waited out the clock and then took a high-arcing fallaway jumper in the final seconds that bounced off the rim as time expired. The Celtics scored just four points in overtime, shooting 1 for 6 and making four of their 18 turnovers. Garnett started things off by throwing the ball away, and then James made a fallaway jumper as the shot clock expired to give Miami an 88-86 lead. Allen missed, Bosh dunked at the other end, West missed a 3pointer and then James drew a charging foul on Pierce. After another Boston turnover, Wade made a 2-pointer with his foot on the 3-point arc to give Miami a 92-86 lead with 2 minutes left in overtime. "We just had poor execution down the stretch," Pierce said. "It just carried into overtime, it seemed like. We feel like tonight we beat ourselves." One game after the Heat's Big Three combined for just 44 points their lowest total since they assembled their superteam in Miami they provided almost all the offense. No one else had more than four points, and the Heat's bench totaled just seven, but they won in Boston to earn the chance to finish it in five. "Our goal was to come out and compete for two games and hopefully get one. And we accomplished that goal," Bosh said. "We're one more win away from our short-term goal, and we just have to keep playing together and keep the defensive frame of mind that we did for the last three quarters." The 83 total points is tied for ninth-most by the Big Three, and their 84.7 percent of total team points is the second-highest percentage of the season, according to STATS LLC. Miami won the first two games at home, but the Celtics responded when the series returned to Boston and clamped down on the Heat's Big Three to win Game 3 97-81. Garnett had his best game of the series, scoring 28 with 18 rebounds, but the star for Boston was Rondo. The Celtics point guard returned from a dislocated left elbow and provided his team with the spark it had been missing. There was some doubt about whether he would be ready for Game 4 but not in Rondo's mind. An MRI and CT scan on the day off were both negative, and Rondo was back in the lineup. Instead, it was Spoelstra shuffling his lineup, activating Udonis Haslem for the first time since November foot surgery and rewarding Joel Anthony for his play in the early games with his first start of the playoffs. Haslem made just one appearance in the first three quarters, playing 3 minutes and picking up an offensive foul, a loose-ball foul and a technical foul. But the Big Three was back. The Heat went on a 10-2 run in the third quarter to take a 6359 lead. It was a three-point game when Allen hit a 3-pointer and Boston scored 11 straight points to take a 73-65 lead before Miami scored the last two baskets on layups by Anthony and James to end the third quarter trailing by four. Notes: Miami had zero assists in the second quarter, and just eight through three. ... Boston activated point guard Carlos Arroyo in case Rondo's elbow and West's shoulder became a problem. He did not get into the game. ... Jermaine O'Neal was called for a flagrant foul on James in the first five minutes, perhaps an attempt by the officials to make sure things didn't get nasty after Saturday night's takedown in which Rondo was injured. James, Wade and Bosh come up big in fourth and overtimeBy JIMMY GOLEN The Associated Press DRIVING: Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, right, tries to stop Miami Heat forward LeBron James on a drive to the basket during the fir st quarter of Game Four of a second-round NBA playoff basketball series in Boston, on Monday. The Heat won, 98-90, in overtime, to take a three games to one lead in the series. AP Photo
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Weather L8THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Shown is todays weather.Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. CARIBBEANFORECASTFORTODAY High pressure will build across the Bahamas and northern Caribbean today.Meanwhile, a line of showers and thunderstorms will spread from the eastern Caribbean to Jamaica.Isolated showers will occur in the central Caribbean.Showers and thunderstorms will develop across the southern and southwestern portions of the Caribbean, while the northwestern Caribbean will remain dry.More scattered thunderstorms will occur on Wednesday across the southern Caribbean.CityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWWeather ( W ):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. 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Temperatures Precipitation24-hrs ending 2 p.m.Monday.High ..........................................91 Low ............................................70 Last year's high ........................90 Last year's low ..........................71 Normal high ..............................83 Normal low ................................71 24 hrs thru 2 p.m...................0.00" Month to date ........................0.01" Normal month to date ..........1.24" Year to date ..........................3.31" Normal year to date ..............8.82" Sunrise today ................6:28 a.m. Sunset tonight ................7:44 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ..........6:28 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ............7:45 p.m. Moonrise today ............12:52 p.m. Moonset today ................1:15 a.m. Sun and Moon Moon Phases WINDSANDHUMIDITY Humidity at 4 p.m.Today ............................ENE, 10-20 mph Wednesday ..........................E, 8-16 mph Winds High WednesdayLow Wednesday High TodayLow TodayToday ................................................60% Wednesday ......................................48% 2:21 a.m.8:46 a.m. 2:58 p.m.9:07 p.m. 3:22 a.m.9:42 a.m. 4:01 p.m.10:14 p.m. Dallas93/72New Orleans87/72Miami88/75Havana90/69Kingston87/78Mexico City86/55Mrida102/73Guatemala82/63San Jos81/68Bogota65/48Quito67/48Caracas92/76Port of Spain90/76Georgetown89/74Panam88/75San Juan84/74Santo Domingo85/72 Albuquerque7446pc7146pc7750s Anchorage6038s5838s5839s Atlanta9067pc9367s8765pc Atlantic City6646s6747s6649s Baltimore7546s7751s7655pc Boston6146pc6147pc6450pc Charlotte8260t8764t8364pc Chicago8265pc8161t7454t Cleveland7254pc7858pc7658pc Dallas9372pc8671t8665t Denver7036pc5535sh7343s Flagstaff5326pc6128s7230s Greensboro8060t8363pc7862pc Houston8974pc8773pc8868pc Indianapolis8567t8665t8057t Kansas City9069s8361t7048pc Las Vegas7659pc8463s9066s Little Rock9067pc8668pc8259t Los Angeles6956pc7256pc7556pc Miami8875s8974pc8976pc Milwaukee7261pc6858t7153r Minneapolis8064pc8056t6248r Nashville9064pc9164pc8760pc New York7052s6852s7354s Orlando9073s9372t9371t Philadelphia7251s7352s7454pc Phoenix8258pc8964s9569s Pittsburgh7650s8156pc8158pc Reno6541s7645s7746s Seattle6248pc6445sh6143sh Syracuse7039s7447s7654pc Washington7655s7756s7358pc Athens6455pc6656pc6758pc Amsterdam6651pc6852pc6251sh Bangkok9179sh9079sh9278t Beirut7558s7660pc7152sh Berlin7456pc7658c7150sh Brussels7149sh7148pc6644pc Buenos Aires6654pc7250pc6852pc Cairo8564s8963s8163s Copenhagen7258pc7056sh6451sh Dublin6145sh5743sh5541pc Edinburgh5647r6044sh6040r Geneva7459sh7459t6647t Hong Kong8881pc9081t8778t Jerusalem6947s7255s6748s Kiev6148c6849pc6949c London6848pc6646pc6648sh Madrid8155s8258pc7759sh Nairobi8161sh8059t8359sh Oslo6449c6445r6244c Paris7352sh7356c7046s Rome7352s7757pc7759pc Seoul7359r7856r6550sh Tokyo7356sh6152r6657r Vienna7356s7556s7557s CANADA Calgary6239s6946s6541s Edmonton6942s7042s6739s Halifax5139r5642r5842pc Montreal6344pc6450s6951pc Ottawa6442s7048s7653pc Quebec5438pc6144s6448s Regina4837r4826c5841s Saskatoon5537pc5432pc6539s Toronto6046pc6950s7455pc Vancouver5848c5246r6046pc Victoria5646c5242r5842pc Winnipeg6853r6535r5741r CARIBBEAN Bridgetown8677sh8677pc8678pc George-Town8372s8171s8470s Grand Turk9070s8970sh8868s Kingston8778s8777s8777s Nassau8776s8675s8875s Road Town8674t8575t8374t St.John8476sh8676sh8575sh St.Kitts8679r8879t8578t PORTUGAL & AZORES Faro8264pc7464sh7464pc La Coruna City7554sh7152pc6854pc La Coruna7554sh7152pc6854pc Ponta Delgada6456pc6456sh6356sh CARIBBEAN SATELLITE MAPAs of 5 p.m.yesterday. Grand Bahama Abaco Eleuthera San Salvador Cat Island Great Inagua Little Inagua Mayaguana Acklins Long Cay Crooked Island Samana Cay Long Island Rum Cay New Providence Andros Bimini Island Ragged Island Great Exuma Shown is todays weather.Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. High Rock86/72Rock Sound87/70Alice Town90/72Abrahams Bay88/70Matthew Town90/73Nicholls Town91/72Marsh Harbour83/69Freeport85/70Nassau87/76George-Town83/72Clarence Town86/70Cockburn Town86/68Albert Town89/72Andros Town88/709 a.m...................................4 noon ..................................10 3 p.m...................................9 Todays UV IndexThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexTMnumber the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low, 3-5 Moderate, 6-7 High, 8-10 Very High, 11+ Extreme. Forecasts and graphics provided byAccuWeather, Inc.2011 CARIBBEANSUMMARY Nassau87/76
Social wellness emphasizes the interdependence with others. It includes the pursuit of harmony with one's family, friends and community. It is probably the most fun of all the dimensions of wellness to explore, after all, humans are created for community. Social isolation is detrimental to our overall wellness. Those who are socially isolated are more susceptible to illness and have a death rate two to three times higher than those who are not socially isolated. It can contribute towards many emotional, and behavioral disorders including anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, addictions, substance abuse and violence. People who have healthy social networks and support systems have a better quality of life. A good social network can create a good mood and increase your self esteem. Laughter really is the best medicine and touching and hugging can improve your health. Social wellness is about having positive interactions with and enjoying being with others. It is being comfortable during work and leisure situations and communicating feelings and needs to others. It involves developing and building close friendships and intimacy, practicing empathy and effective listening, caring for others and for the common good, and allowing others to care for you. It is recognizing the need for leisure and recreation and budgeting time for those activities. As you travel along the social wellness path, you'll become more aware of your importance in society as well as the impact you have on your family, friends and community. How can you improve your social wellness? Examine your social life now and identify areas or people that are detrimental to your wellness. Consider removing yourself from these situations or explore putting boundaries in place to protect yourself, if need be, seek professional help to assist you. Get to know your personal needs, and pursue things and people who nurture those needs. Make time to actively seek out members of your family or friends who will love and support you. Join a club or group that interests you. It would be a great opportunity to find a new hobby. Form your own group, and hand-pick individuals who will have a positive impact on your life. Become a part of a healthy church environment. Recognize that social wellness is founded in face-to-face contacts. Do not rely solely on online community interaction. Practice self disclosure. Self disclosure is the conscious and unconscious act of revealing more about yourself to others. This may include, thoughts, feelings, aspirations, goals, failures, successes, fears, dreams as well as your likes and dislikes. Typically, a self-disclosure happens when we initially meet someone and continues as we build and develop our relationships with people. As we get to know each other, we disclose more information about ourselves. If one person is not willing to "self-disclose" then the other person may stop disclosing information about themselves as well. Social wellness cannot be achieved without self disclosure. Self-disclosure should always be reciprocal and appropriate. As you proceed on your social wellness journey, you'll discover that you have the power to make choices to enhance personal relationships, important friendships and your community. As you travel the wellness path, you'll begin to believe that socially. It's better to contribute to the common welfare of our community than to think only of ourselves. It's better to live in harmony with others than to live in conflict with them. Anita Cates RN, community nurse specialist practitioner and certified diabetes educator at the Family Medicine Center can be reached at 327-2878.Question: My 6year-old daughter has been admitted with ADHD. What is ADHD? Answer: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by problems focusing; inappropriate impulsivity or extreme hyperactivity. The behaviors are not appropriate for the age of the child or adult. Moreover, the symptoms interfere with the affected persons social, academic or occupational functioning. ADHD affects approximately five percent of the population worldwide. It tends to affect males more often than females. ADHD begins in childhood, before the age of seven years, but sometimes may not be diagnosed until adolescence or even adulthood. Years ago it was believed that children grew out of ADHD, however it now known that approximately 50 percent of children with ADHD show signs of the illness in adulthood. Usually, the hyperactivity symptoms and signs diminish with age, but the inattention persists. The exact causes of ADHD are unknown. Research has shown however, that in some cases the disorder may be inherited. Other associated factors are: premature births; very low birth weights; mothers who are exposed to environmental toxins, abuse of drugs or smoke cigarettes; and childhood exposure to toxins, such as lead and artificial coloring and preservatives added to food. In order to diagnose ADHD, the symptoms of ADHD must be present for at least six months, with an onset before the age of seven years. The behaviors tend to occur in more than one setting (e.g., at home and in school) and cause problems in relationships with other children and adults. There are three main subtypes of ADHD. These are ADHD primarily inattentive type; ADHD primarily hyperactive/impulsive type; and ADHD combined type. Signs and symptoms of inattention may include: Often fails to pay close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork or other activities. Often has trouble sustaining attention during tasks or play. Seems not to listen even when spoken to directly. Has difficulty following through on instructions and often fails to finish schoolwork, chores or other tasks. Often has problems organizing tasks or activities. Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort, such as schoolwork or homework. Frequently loses needed items, such as books, pencils, toys or tools. Can be easily distracted. Often forgetful. Signs and symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity may include: Fidgets or squirms frequently. Often leaves his or her seat in the classroom or in other situations when remaining seated is expected. Often runs or climbs excessively when it's not appropriate or, if an adolescent, might constantly feel restless. Frequently has difficulty playing quietly. Always seems on the go. Talks excessively. Blurts out the answers before questions have been completely asked. Frequently has difficulty waiting for his or her turn. Often interrupts or intrudes on others' conversations or games. If you think your child may suffer from ADHD you should see your paediatrician or family doctor. The doctor may refer you to a specialist (e.g., child and adolescent psychiatrist), but its important to have a medical evaluation to rule out physical causes for the childs signs and symptoms. There is no cure for ADHD. Doctors provide treatment to help the person manage his/her symptoms most effectively. Research has shown that a combination of treatments tailored to the individuals specific needs is most effective. Treatment should include medication, family and individual therapies, and changes at school to address specific learning styles. Inappropriate identification and treatment of ADHD can result in school failure, conduct disorder, depression, failed relationships, inability to maintain a steady job, and substance misuse. The child who only occasionally fidgets in her seat or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork does not necessarily have ADHD. Most healthy children will be hyperactive, impulsive or inattentive at some time. It is the child, however, who talks incessantly, has substantial problems sitting in her seat, often runs around when it's not appropriate to, can't wait until the end of a question in order to answer it, intrudes into others' games or conversations and is having problems at school and at home because of these behaviors, who should be assessed by a doctor. It is important for the early detection and treatment of ADHD and any co-existing conditions to avoid complications which can persist into adulthood. Dr. Rashida Brown Psychiatrist Do you have a medical question that needs answering? We would love to hear from you. Send us your question and look out for the next Ask the Doctor column. You can send your question via e-mail to email@example.com, or to Doctors Hospital, P.O. Box N-3018, Nassau, Bahamas or The Nassau Guardian. This informative column is intended to educate the community about important issues regarding their health, and is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a primary physician. For more information or for a physician referral, please call 302-4633 or 302-4707. L10THE NASSAU GUARDIANTuesday, May 10, 2011 Health & Wellness Social wellness Every year for the past 10 years, the Cancer Society of The Bahamas (CSOB) has designated the month of May as Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, the society generally presents a number of activities to focus the Bahamian communitys attention on issues relating to the impact of cancer on our society. This year, in addition to staging a number of education and outreach programs, the Cancer Society of The Bahamas will be hosting its first Rush Out For Cancer in New Providence, featuring Colours Junkanoo Group. The rush-out will precede the open house that will be hosted at the societys headquarters. WHY HOST A SPECIAL MONTH OF ACTIVITIES? Cancer has become so prevalent in the Bahamian community that almost every man, woman and child, no matter on which island or settlement they live, can put a name and a face to it. We all, almost without exception, know a relative, friend or acquaintance who has had cancer. Cancer has truly touched our country in a very special way. For example, in many other countries, the incidence of cervical cancer is decreasing each year among women, and death from this form of cancer is relatively rare. Sadly, this is not the case here in The Bahamas. Cervical cancer, which is now essentially preventable, continues to affect hundreds of Bahamian women each year, and despite the availability of appropriate treatment, in many cases without cost to the affected woman, a significant number of women die from this disease each year. This is also the case with both prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. While both the morbidity (rate of disease or sickness) and the mortality (rate of death from a particular disease) rates of these diseases are declining in many countries of the world, the rate of prostate cancer in Bahamian men and the resulting deaths on an annual basis from this disease is most troubling. This same picture holds true with respect to breast cancer. The very face of this cancer is different in the Bahamian population group. Whereas in most other countries, breast cancer is more common in women over age 50 years, that is, menopausal women; in The Bahamas, women in their 20s have been diagnosed with this disease. Additionally, the cancer among this young population group tends to be more aggressive. It does not matter what form the cancer takes the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome for the individual (and her/his family). In many instances, regular, routine health screenings can prevent the need for invasive treatments, as a diagnosis could be made before the cancer cells had the opportunity to grow and spread. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE MONTH As always, the observances were launched with a church service. In New Providence, members of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas attended the morning worship service at East Street Tabernacle of the Church of God of Prophecy. This was followed by a luncheon at the headquarters on East Terrace, Centreville. A number of the Family Island branch offices also included church attendance as an integral part of their observances. On Eleuthera, President Juanita Pinder and members worship at the Peoples Restoration Baptist Church in Palmetto Point on Sunday May 15; on North Andros, President Barbara Sweeting and members worship at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Lowe Sound; and on South Andros, President Bishop Theophilus Neely and members attended a special 3 p.m. worship service at the South Andros Community Centre, Kemps Bay, on Sunday May 1. A Family Island mammogram screening (FIMS) campaign will be hosted on Saturday, May 21 with 15 women from North Eleuthera traveling to New Providence for their first mammogram. This program is fully funded by The Ride For Hope. FIMS presently targets Family Island-based women who have never had a mammogram, based on financial need. Through Ride For Hope funding, all associated costs for the women air and ground travel, meals and the mammograms, are fully covered. On New Providence, four special health screening clinics will be hosted at specific Community Health Clinics. The first two will be hosted on Saturday, May 14 for residents of the southwestern portion of the island at the Flaming Gardens Clinic on Carmichael Road and the South Beach Clinic on East Street south between the hours of 9 a.m.
4 p.m. On Saturday, May 21 the screenings will be hosted at the same times,at the Elizabeth Estates and the Fleming Street Clinics for residents of central and eastern New Providence. At each of the clinics, women of all ages will be able to have their pap smear tests (screening for cervical cancer) done free of charge. This is the one cancer that can be prevented by means of regular screening. In addition to the FIMS and pap smear tests, a number of special activities will be hosted most of these at the CSOBs headquarters on Saturday, May 21. The first will be the Rush Out For Cancer featuring Colours Junkanoo Group. The rush will start at 7 a.m. in the parking lot of Commonwealth Bank, proceed to Dowdeswell Street, on to Collins Avenue, south to Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel Drive, east to East Terrace and south to the CSOBs grounds. The Rush Out will be immediately followed by a souse out from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the grounds. The CSOB will also host an open house on the day between the hours of 10 a.m. 6 p.m. During this time, visitors will be able to have a guided tour of the facilities; learn about the work of the society, elect to become a volunteer affiliated with one of the many committees; and/or take advantage of one or more of the health screenings blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Another key feature of the open house will be the live remotes that will be hosted by Star 106.5 FM between the hours of 10 a.m.
2 p.m. and by ZNS 1540 AM between 2 p.m.
6 p.m. The months activities will culminate with the 10th Annual CSOB Ball which will feature music by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band, the Prison Pop Band and Visage, for the dining and dancing pleasure of patrons. The Susan Andrews Award for exemplary and outstanding service will be presented to Lovern Wildgoose who coordinates the National Cancer Screening Program. Wildgoose travels from island to island each year with a group of volunteer doctors and health professionals to screen residents for breast, cervical and prostate cancers. She also serves as the official hostess for the CSOB, coordinating meals/refreshments for the various functions hosted by the CSOB, serving unselfishly and cheerfully on a number of the societys operational committees. At the monthly meeting, which will be held at the CSOB Headquarters today at 5:30 p.m., the featured speaker will be Dr. Olga Stokes on the subect of Cervical Cancer. Not all cancers can be prevented, but the debilitating effects of cancer on the body can be greatly diminished by means of regular, routine health screenings. Regular, routine health screenings by means of an annual pap smear test can also prevent a woman from having cervical cancer as early detection is truly the very best protection. For more information, or if you would like to become a volunteer with the CSOB or wish to have someone come to speak at your church, lodge, school or workplace, call the CSOB at 323-4441 or 323-4482; you may also visit our website at www.cancersocietybahamas.org or www.cancersocietybahamas.com.Cancer awareness month Ask the doctor DR.RASHIDABROWN
Tuesday, May 10, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANL11 THIS WEEKS PRIZE $300LAST WEEKS WINNING PUZZLE PRIZE WEEK PUZZLE CROSSWORD PUZZLE RULES V1.Solve CROSSWORD as you would any other crossword puzzle. All of the words are supplied and explanations given for you to check each Saturday and Tuesday. 2.Anyone is eligible to enter the contest except employees of the Nassau Guardian members of their families. 3.A contestant may submit as many entries as he wishes, using he entry blank printed in this newspaper. 4. XEROX, CARBON OR FAX COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Official entries only. 5.The Nassau Guardian will award a combined prized of $150 to the winner of each weeks CROSSWORD contest. If NO winning answer is received, the prize will be added to the next weeks prize. If there is more than one winner of the puzzle, the cash prize will be shared equally between all of the winners. 6.There is only one correct solution to each completed CROSSWORD puzzle, and o only that correct answer can win. Decision of the judges is final and all contestants agree to abide by the official answer supplied by the CROSSWORD editor. All entries become the property of this newspaper. 7.Entries must be mailed to the CROSSWORD editor or delivered by hand to the Guardians office at Oakes FIeld before the closing deadline FRIDAY at NOON. No entries can be returned and the answers will be published in the newspaper every Saturday morning with a new CROSSWORD puzzle. SPONSORED BY Health & WellnessOn the program Sunday Morning on CBS a few weeks ago, they featured the story of a truly remarkable man and his rags to riches story. The mans name is Eli Tahari. Eli was born in Israel, and was placed in an orphanage when he was young. When he became of age for mandatory conscription in Israel, he joined the army for a period of time. When he finished his National Service in The Israeli Army he emigrated to The U.S. and landed in New York, like so many others, with very little money. In those early days in New York, Eli actually slept on a park bench in Central Park....thats how poor he was! Finally, he managed to get a job in the garment district, and started selling ladies clothing in the evenings to make some extra cash to augment his meager earnings. Today, Eli Tahari is one of the top fashion designers in the world, whose designs are worn by many of the stars and socialites, the Crme de la Crme of society. Last year his company grossed five hundred million dollars in sales. Now My Friend, let me impress on you The FACT that what I just relayed to you, the rags to riches story of Eli Tahari is not a fairy tale..it is an actual True Life Story! Eli Tahari went from sleeping on a park bench in Central Park to being the owner of a five hundred million dollar company. So, one may say, what is Eli Taharis Secret for Success? Well, he put it like this, I really do LOVE what I do each and every day, Its all about love. Now incidentally Eli Taharis advice is not unique to him, for over and over again, many people who have really made it in life have said the same thing, expressed the very same sentiments. David Foster, the brilliant Composer, Musician and Producer, said exactly the same thing in an interview on TV when he was asked what the Key to Success was; he replied, Do what you love to do. So My Friend, heres the important question for you to answer. What is it that you truly love to do? Once you discover what that is, then youll be on your way to a truly successful, and indeed satisfying life. Dont forget, this is quite definitely not Pie in the Sky, as the pessimistic losers would have you believe, its the very basis of a whole lot of extremely successful careers. After all, it took Eli Tahari from being totally broke and sleeping on a park bench in Central Park to being owner of a five hundred million dollar global fashion empire. This is not a matter of just dreaming, its an actual fact. You My Friend can do exactly the same, once you start doing what you really LOVE to do. THINK ABOUT IT! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Listen to Time To Think the radio program on Star 106.5 FM at 8:55 AM & 6:20PMIts all about love TIME TO THINKD. PAULREILLY Help your children grow to be the best they can beThe child is a precious gift from God entrusted to parents through procreation. He is to be nurtured, supported and groomed into a wellrounded individual. It is our responsibility as parents and caregivers to help him grow to be the best that he can be. Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in the childs life. He learns and grows through his relationship with his parents and the adults in his world. Parents and caregivers must give love, moral support and direction for their child. President Ezra Taft Benson stated: Fathers, yours is an eternal calling from which you are never released Its importance transcends time. It is a calling for both time and eternity. Ensign, Nov. 1988, p. 48. His words of wisdom apply to mothers and fathers alike. The child needs a lot of attention today, more than ever before. Experts say that the more interaction and physical contact children get when they are small, the happier and smarter they grow to be. Breast feeding is an important part of that process. A child should breast-feed for as long as it is mutually comfortable for the mother and child. Mothers who breast-feed pass on valuable nutrients and antibodies, providing the child with the kind of protection no artificial substance can provide. Good nutrition is the backbone of lifelong health and well being for the child. Healthy eating can stabilize a childs energy, sharpen his mind and even out his moods. The child of today however, is bombarded with messages from peers, television commercials and other forms of media that persuade them to eat unhealthy foods such as ice cream, soda pops, potato chips and candies. Nevertheless, there are simple steps that parents and caregivers can take to instill healthy eating habits in the child. By encouraging healthy eating habits early in the childs life, they can make a huge impact on his lifelong relationship with food and give him the best opportunity to grow into a healthy, confident adult. The challenge for parents and caregivers is to know what each stage of a childs development is all about and how best to help the child grow during each stage. Learning about each stage of development in advance helps parents and caregivers to be more effective in helping their child to grow. There are many books available to help parents learn about child development. It is also a great idea for parents and caregivers to remind themselves of their ultimate goal which is to help the child pass successfully through all the stages of development until, eventually, he can run his own life. Child Psychologist, Kenneth N. Condrell cites the following tips to help your child on his journey to adulthood. Try not to overreact to your childs mistakes and failures. No one ever grew up to become a competent adult without making many, many mistakes. Expect the child to make mistakes. When parents overreact by screaming and yelling, the child looks upon himself as inferior and bad, and resists coming to his parents for help when he is in trouble. Allow natural consequences to take place in the family. Natural consequences are very powerful in helping the child to grow up and learn some important lessons in life. For example, if the child is repeatedly late in getting up for school, then the child may miss breakfast, or end up walking to school or having to answer to the principal. These are all natural consequences. Parents and caregivers may, out of love, lose the advantage of these natural consequences by driving their child to school while feeding him with a snack in the car, and then writing a phony excuse to the teacher to help avoid their child getting into trouble. Good parents and caregivers know that the natural punishments in life can often teach the child a great deal on how he needs to direct his life. Help the child develop selfawareness by providing good, supportive feedback on his behavior. The childs social awareness will grow over time. The child is a natural-born copycat who learns tons about life by just watching his parents and copying them. Therefore, parents and caregivers must be alert to the fact that they teach their child a great deal just by the way they conduct their own lives. Parents who set a good example end up teaching the child many valuable lessons about life. By Agatha R. Cartwright National Child Protection Council Member
www.thenassauguardian.com TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 Social wellness Page L10The largest organized collaborative initiative in the Hemisphere the Ninth Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) will involve this year more than 45 countries and territories across the continent and benefit 41 million people. The slogan for this years VWA is Vaccinate your Family: Protect your Community. The mobilization of this enormous network for public health and well-being in the Americas is prompting other regions of the world to undertake similar initiatives. In addition to the programs already in place in Europe (since 2005) and the Eastern Mediterranean (since 2010), initiatives are underway this year in Africa and the Western Pacific Region. The Southeast Asia Region will begin preparations this year by sending a mission to observe the VWA. We can already visualize the dream of a World Vaccination Week as a reality for 2012! The enormous hemispheric achievements accomplished through the Expanded Program on Immunization can be seen in the victory over smallpox and polio and the absence of indigenous transmission of measles. Meanwhile, Europe is currently in the throes of measles outbreak that has affected several thousand people. A key to our regions success has been the PAHO Revolving Fund for Vaccine Procurement. Through this fund the only such mechanism in the world 40 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean benefit from significant economies of scale and a continuous supply of high-quality vaccines at the lowest prices. Comparative studies show that the Revolving Fund provides net savings of at least 11 percent on the cost of vaccines, and the Funds purchases more than doubled between 2005 and 2010. Last year, members acquired 150 million doses of vaccine, without taking into account the purchases of the vaccine against H1N1 influenza. The Revolving Fund has been critical to the effective programing of investments by producers, because it ensures stable demand, sustainable financing of that demand, and a simplified mechanism for meeting it, reducing uncertainty and unnecessary losses. Equally important is the Revolving Funds role as a catalyst in maximizing negotiating leverage and significantly lowering prices for the introduction of new vaccines such as the rotavirus, pneumococcal, and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. To cite but one example, the cost of the HPV vaccine was cut in half between 2010 and 2011 for members of the Revolving Fund. The procurement of new vaccines grew two-and-a-half times over between 2008 and 2010, with that figure representing 40 percent of the total of regular vaccine purchases. We already have 17 countries and territories in the region vaccinating against rotavirus, with 14 of them using the Revolving Fund to do so. Others have introduced the pneumococcal vaccine, with 12 acquiring it through the Fund. With successful collaborative mechanisms such as the Revolving Fund, mass social mobilization every year during the VWA, and the commitment of the political, business, and religious sectors and communities together with the leadership of health workers and support from the media we can expand the great family and community network of protection, ensuring the right to prevention through vaccination in the Americas. United for health and life MIRTA ROSES-PERIAGOBy Mirta Roses-Periago, Director Pan American Health Organization For The Guardian In todays world where medical experts preach education and prevention of health related concerns over treatment, Cherise Armbrister decided to face a health crisis head on rather than panic and cause herself and her family more unnecessary heartache. It was in late February that the 35year-old mother of two felt a lump in her left breast while taking a shower. It was so small that to be sure that her mind wasnt playing tricks on her, she asked her pre-teen daughter to see if she felt anything. Two days later, the start of the work week, Armbrister found herself in her doctors office. She wasnt taking any chances, because shed heard too many breast cancer horror stories of people who succumbed to the disease and the triumphant stories of those who had survived. So she never felt exempt. When she visited the medical facility to have the lump checked out, she was told by the doctor that it shouldnt concern her that it may just have been fatty tissue or the result of a hormone imbalance after her menstrual cycle. That advice did not sit well with Armbrister. Her mind wasnt at ease, and she didnt feel comfortable leaving the doctors office without confirmation of what the lump really was. She insisted on having a mammogram that showed a small mass. She says the doctor still did not think it was cancerous. At Armbristers insistence, she was scheduled her for an ultrasound and then a biopsy. The result returned was that the mass was cancerous and at stage one. Armbrister says she wasnt shocked and never went into denial. She just dealt with the problem. Two weeks after diagnosis, Armbrister found herself in the United States getting a second opinion and having a lumpectomy done on her left breast. She is now preparing to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I always felt lumps were supposed to be bigger and more pronounced and something you could distinctly tell, but I had to really press down to feel it. I decided to watch it over night to see if it would still be there. The next day it was still there so I felt something was wrong and I had to go to the doctor to get it checked out. When she was hit with the diagnosis, 35-year-old Armbrister says she wasnt shocked. Nowadays you hear so much about people having cancer, so I never felt I was exempt. I think my greater fear with testing was with how far it [the cancer] was in terms of the stages of breast cancer. It wasnt even the surgery. When they said cancer, I had mixed emotions, but I didnt panic. After I did the biopsy, I started to think that if this comes back positive what I needed to do. So I prepared myself sort of and made up my mind that I would deal with it and whatever I had to do, Id just do it. I didnt go through a denial period. If she had to remove her breast, that very symbol of womanhood, she said she was prepared. I figured I would have to have my breast off, because people say to take it off [when you get a breast cancer diagnosis]. I just thought I had to take the breast off and I actually made up my mind to do that. Armbrister got the good news that she wouldnt need to remove her breast due to the early stage the disease was caught, but she was also warned not to drag her feet and to deal with it as soon as possible. The time frame from finding the lump to diagnosis to her lumpectomy was a mere two weeks. She admits to episodes of fright, but said she never allowed feat to take over. My focus was to deal with it and get it behind me, said the young mother who has no history of cancer in her family. Armbrister has been given a 99-percent rate on the cancer not returning, based on pathology reports since her surgery. She says doctors described the kind of cancer they found as good cancer. She is now gearing up for her chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She just now wonders what effects the treatments will have on her because of the stories shes heard. But shes going to approach this next phase in her treatment the way she approached finding the lump and diagnosis. She says her mindset is to do what she has to do. Throughout her ordeal, the mother of two pre-teen children (a son and a daughter) says she kept them abreast of everything she went through and did. I didnt keep anything a secret from them even though they were afraid, because they associate cancer with death and having a surgery and Id never had a surgery before. They just wanted to know that Id be alright. They know I have to do treatments, and theyre still a little bit scared because theyve heard when you have treatments your hair falls out, but now that Im back, they can see that Im functioning, theyre better, said Armbrister, who had underwent surgery in the United States and will undergo treatment there as well. A little over a month after finding that small lump, Armbrister is thankful she insisted on a mammogram at her initial doctor visit. That insistence, she say,s probably saved her life. As May is observed as Cancer Awareness Month, Armbrister finds that she is now one of the statistics that show that breast cancer has become a burden for Bahamian women. In women with no special risk factors, there is a lifetime risk of one in 12 developing the disease, says oncologist Dr. John Lunn of the Commonwealth Medical Research Institute. Women with mutated genes have 60 percent chance of developing breast cancer by the time they are 40. Recent breast cancer studies has shown that Bahamian women with bad genes are in greater numbers than their American counterparts and that they also tend to get the disease at much younger ages and tend to present with late-stage breast cancer. Armbrister has now become one of the at least 100 new cases of breast cancer annually in the country.THE CURVEBALLKNOWN A S CA N CEROne young lady insisted on having a mammogram when doctors told her not to be concernedBy SHAVAUGHN MOSS Lifestyles Editorshavaughn@nasguard.comTIPS TO HELP YOU LIVE A CANCER-FREE LIFE Stay within a few pounds of your ideal weight. That is, be as lean and slim as possible without becoming underweight Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Find a physical activity that you like be it brisk walking, jogging, dancing, cycling, swimming or gardening and do it, every day, for at least half an hour each day. Limit your intake of sugary drinks, e.g., sodas and Kool-Aid, to no more than one each day, and limit processed foods that are high in added sugar, e.g., cookies and candies, to no more than three each day. Add more fruits bananas, oranges, sapodillas, pineapples; vegetables cabbage, carrots, spinach; and legumes black beans, kidney beans, lima beans, as well as green and dry pigeon peas, to your daily diet. Cut down on the amount of red meats beef, lamb and pork that you eat on a daily basis, and do not eat processed meats. Cut down on (or cut out) the amount of alcohol you drink. It is recommended that if you do drink, men should drink no more than two alcoholic drinks each day (that is, no more than two beers, or two glasses of wine, or two shots of hard liquor). It is also recommended that women drink no more than one alcoholic beverage each day (that is, one beer, or one glass of wine, or one shot of hard liquor each day). Limit the amount of salt you eat at each meal. Do not add salt to your food at the table. Read labels when grocery shopping. Buy canned or frozen items that say either no salt, or low salt or sodium content. Do not use over-the-counter or home-brewed supplements to fight cancer. Check with your doctor or health care provider before taking any medicine. Do not smoke. If you smoke now, quit. If you have not started, do not be tempted to start. Tobacco brings no benefits to the human body. However, it has been proven that tobacco takes our health, it takes our life and it takes our money. Get at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night in a quiet, dark room. Visit your doctor or health clinic at least once each year for a complete physical examination. This should include a prostate exam and PSA blood test for all men who are 40 years and older; a pap smear test for all sexually active women; and a breast examination and mammogram for those 40 years and older. This schedule will be different for persons with a history of cancer among their close relatives Source: Cancersocietybahamas.orgCANCER IN CHILDRENCancer can affect children of any age. Common sites include the blood and bone marrow, bone, lymph nodes, brain, kidney and eyes. Cancers in children are often difficult to recognize in the early stages, so parents should see that their children have regular medical checkups and should be alert to any unusual symptoms that persist, such as: Any unusual lump (mass) or swelling. Persistent or unexplained fever or illness. Change in skin color or unexplained loss of energy. Excessive, rapid weight loss. Sudden eye or vision changes. Frequent headaches, often with vomiting. Persistent limping or pain in a bone or joint. Tendency to bruise easily. Any sudden bleeding that is difficult to control. Source: Cancersocietybahamas.org GO WITH YOUR INSTINCTS: During a routine self examination, Cherise Armbrister felt a lump so small she thought her mind was playing tricks on her, but insisted on a mammogram even though doctors told her not to worry. It turned out to be an early stage cancer. File photo Social wellness emphasizes the interdependence with others. It includes the pursuit of harmony with one's family, friends and community.