N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER V olume: 107 No.142SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 W EATHER BRILLIANT SUNSHINE HIGH 86F LOW 74F S P O R T S SPORTSSTARTSONPAGE NINE Tank demands Holyfield rematch By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@ tribunemedia.net POLICE have launched a countrywide manhunt for two men who are wanted in connection with the Bahamas latest murder in which a 26-yearold man was shot dead. Eyewitness say that the victim was shot in a drive-by shooting by men on motorcycles yesterday morning on Bull Dog off Gibbs Corner, however, police could not confirm this information up to press time yesterday. Police have identified the vic tim as Andrich Charles of Joe Farrington Road. Mr Charles was shot sometime around 9am when he was approached by two men armed with handguns while he sat in a red Honda Accord with a relative. The screams and cries of grief could be h eard as relatives and residents visibly shocked by this latest shooting gathered near the crime scene. The sister of the victim fainted and had to be treated and taken away by EMS personnel. One of the suspects wanted urgently for questioning by police is 21-year-old Devron Patterson, alias Lil Ron of Gibbs Cor ner near where the murder occurred. The suspect is described as having a dark brown complex ion, about 5 tall and of a medium built. The police want to issue a strong message for Bahamians P olice sear c h f or two men after shooting COOKIES & C REAM M cFLURRY The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Manhunt after latest mur der THEBAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E A FTER its official launch on T hursday night at the Wyndham Crystal Palace Resort, the Democratic National Alliance is getting mixed reviews from the general public. According to numerous persons interviewed by this news p aper, many agreed that the DNA was successful in draw ing a large crowd to their offic ial launch a feat unmatched to this date by any third party option since Independence. W hile many speculated as w ell on the actual make-up of this crowd, whether persons were there primarily as sup p orters or mere spectators, it MIXED REVIEW AFTER DNAS OFFICIAL LAUNCH SEE page seven SEE page seven By JEFFARAH GIBSON DOCTORS at the Princess Margaret Hospital are expecting the four still living chil dren who were trapped inside their burning home on Sandi lands Village Road to recover from their injuries. While their three siblings died as a result of the tragic fire on Wednesday, the four children aged one, four, five and 10 remain in the Inten sive Care Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital where they are currently being treated for severe smoke inhalation and burns about the body. Dr Percival McNeil, consultant for the Department of Paediatrics, and lead paedia trician in this case, said the children are still in a critical state but are showing encouraging signs. We are managing four children. All of the children are critically ill but we are encouraged by the changes we are seeing over the last couple of days. But even though these are encouraging changes we will not downplay how critical they remain. They are receiving intensive care which means that we are seeing them several times a day. They are getting continuous ICU nursing and support. We are constantly adjusting the therapy to meet their needs as we go along. So they remain critically ill but with some encouraging signs, he explained. Two of the children sustained a small extent of burns during the fire. However, extensive injury comes from smoke inhalation to the lungs. Dr Srikanth Garikaparthi, HOUSEHOLDS had more disposable income in 2010 compared to a year earlier because of jobs offered from the Government's various infrastructure programmes, according to a report from the Department of Statistics. Many who lost jobs also turned to self-employment opportunities such as food sales or providing a service like housekeeping to boost their dwindling wages, said the report. The data revealed that while national household expenditure fell by 6 per cent in 2009 because of high unemployment signs of a "slight recovery" were evident in 2010, citing job opportunities from the Governments road improvement programme, construction on the Lynden Pindling International Airport the dredging and expansion of the harbour, refurbishment of Saunders Beach and com pletion of the government tourism complex. "Householders also substituted their lost earnings by becoming self-employed with informal businesses such as food sales and retailing of goods and services dressmaking, maids work, gar dening, phone card sales," said the report. Increases in consumer spending were also echoed in the loan repayments and bor rowing patterns between 2008 and 2010. According to data from the Central Bank, con sumer repayments of debt fell by 7 per cent in 2009 but increased by 2 per cent in 2010. New credit extended to the households by lending institutions fell by 19 per cent in 2009 but increased by 2 per cent in 2010. The statistics also reveal that the country's gross domestic product (GDP tracted by 1.35 per cent last year. However the country's real growth, which is growth JOBS FROM GOVT PROGRAMMES GIVE HOUSEHOLDS MORE DISPOSABLE INCOME SEE page seven DR PERCIVAL MCNEIL consultant for the Department of Paediatrics, briefs the media on the condition of the children. F OUR CHILDREN WHO SUR VIVED FIRE ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER SEE page seven T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f C RIES OF GRIEF: P olice press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings talks with the grieving family of yesterdays murder victim. Tim Clarke /Tribune staff POLICE are seeking Devron Patterson, a lias Lil Ron for questioning.
THE National Insurance Boards Journey 2 Wellness (J2W episode documentary/reality series, kicks off this Wednesday, at 8pm on ZNS TV 13 with Chrissy Love as host. J 2W follows the progress of nine wellness challengers who participated in NIB's 12-week Get Well Bahamas (GWB campaign. NIB launched its Get Well Bahamas challenge in January 2011 in partnership with Jemi Health and Wellness and Body Zone Fitness. The programme was designed to com-b at obesity and the prevalence of certain chronic non-communicable diseases which affect one in every three Bahamians. Initially, 41 persons were selected from a pool of 200 applicants to receive 12 weeks of free wellness coaching and personal fitness training. In order to be eligible to enter the programme applicants had to have one or more of four chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Algernon Cargill, NIB director, noted that the majority of GWB participantse xperienced significant reductions in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose readings. With Journey 2 Wellness our desire is to multiply the impact of Get Well Bahamas and disseminate the basic principles of this very significant programme to a much wider national audience viat elevision, Mr Cargill said. Through J2W, the public will be able to experience GWB through the eyes of challengers Shanrec Cleare, Gerrad Davis, Areletha Darling, Leonard Ferguson, David McFall, Darron Mortimer, Christine Johnson, Ruth Ann Rolle, and Candia Carey-Darling. Producers hope that the trials, triumphs, and determination of these nine will inspire viewers to adopt healthier lifestyles that can prevent or, in some case even reverse, debilitating chronic conditions. Forty-nine year old David M cFall, diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension, began the programme at 411 pounds, wearing a size 5x. Twelve weeks later, he is down to a size 4x. David can now walk up to five miles without becoming fatigued. He doesnt snore anymore. His cholesterol levels are excellent. His blood pressure is down. Evenh is features have changed as a result of weight loss. This has been a great experience. Its a total change for me. Transformed is the word, said Mr McFall. When you watch (J2W youre going to be looking at a new era in health and wellness in the country. I know for a fact that people will be motivated. We are just a group of strangers who came together to improve our health, and now were a family. Its unbelievable. People with low self-esteem will look at us and say, if David those can do it, I can do it too. I guarantee you that when people see our story they are going to want to join GWB and step away a new person, he added. NIBs documentary/reality show to introduce era of health THE BAHAMAS Nationa l Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a gala concert and recep-t ion this evening at the Coll ege of the Bahamas Centre f or the Performing Arts. Denis Donaldson, who serves as office administrat or, treasurer and a double bassist of the BNSO, told The Tribune that the performance will feature a variety of clas s ical and contemporary music. H e added that a concert highlight will be a special strings performance featur-i ng several young local music ians who had the unique opportunity to study their instruments with Martin G oldman of the Suzuki Vio lin Association of South Florida. A wine and hors d oeuvres r eception will follow the performance. According to their webs ite, the Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra, the only symphony orchestra in t he Bahamas, is a communi ty-based orchestra established in 1991. 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BNSO celebrates 20th anniversary with gala and reception at COB W e n d e l l C l e a r e / T C L P h o t o SPANISH WELLS STUDENTS PERFORM Eric Rose/ BIS Photos T HE S panish Wells Community Band members play a rousing piece. SPANISH Wells All Age School students Kevin Symonette (left Kendall Underwood of the duo "Island Boyz" play steel drums. THE drum section of the Spanish Wells Community Band keeps the beat. E CLEMENT Bethel National Arts Festival Choral and Instrumental Music adjudicator Helen Peloquin speaks to Spanish Wells Community Band members. THE ADJUDICATORS of the E Clement B ethel National Arts F estival continued their tour of the islands of the B ahamas, this time visiting the small settlement of Spanish W ells, Eleuthera, to a ssess the talents of the all-age school students there.
O NCE again emphasising his Governments zero tolera nce policy when it comes to c orruption within the countrys law enforcement agenc ies, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham warned new police recruits that any form of receiving kick-backs is illeg al and will be dealt with to t he full extent of the law. Addressing the A-Squad 2 011 trainee Immigration/ Border Control officers on Thursday, Mr Ingraham told them that they have been engaged by the Government to enforce the law but that they are not the law and are not permitted to bend ori gnore the law. You are not authorised to waive the law. When you have a question about the limits of your authority, ask. You are at all times subject to the law,P rime Minister Ingraham said a t the graduation ceremony f or the 32 officers at the Roy al Bahamas Police Force Coll ege. T he prime minister said corruption will not be tolerated in a ny form or fashion. The Bahamas Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy on corruption. A ny officer that is found to c onspire to defraud the Government of its revenue or be a p art of any corrupt activity to defraud the Government or to win some illegal benefit whether monetary or otherwise will be dealt with to the full extent of the law. You are not permitted to receive gifts, tips, thank youp resents or any form of kickback for any service provided by the Department. By that I mean building supplies, furniture, appliances, jewellery, clothing or anym onetary gifts are not perm itted. You are not permit t ed to borrow from the Gov ernments till. There are to be n o IOUs in the cash till. Offic ers violating this policy are subject to dismissal, he said. H e explained that the Government employs them and that their salary is paid from the taxes collected from all t he people. If you are not satisfied with your salary then you are free t o seek employment elsewhere. You are not permitted to supplement your salary by soliciting monetary or in kind gifts from members of the public with whom you come into contact as part of your work, Mr Ingraham said. T he prime minister said the trainee Immigration/Border Control officers are expected t o work in accordance with t he newly implemented shift systems, which means five d ays per work week, eight h ours per day and 40 hours per week. H e also noted that nothing less than professionalism will be expected of the new officers in their day-to-day opera tions and that their position is o ne of great trust. Prime Minister Ingraham a lso stressed that they must deliver great customer service to residents and visitors. During the ceremony, several of the graduates received special awards. The Valedictorian Award or the Award of Excellence,t he highest of the night, went to Anwah Deveaux for demonstrating excellence in a ll aspects of training. ONE of the teenage boys who escaped from the Simp-s on Penn Centre on Thursd ay night was returned to the institution just hours later when a family member t urned him in. According to police, the boys made their escape from the school around 8.45pm on Thursday and were both reportedly wearing white shirts and blue pants. The boy who was returned to the centre is 15 years old, the age of the second boy was not disclosed by officials yesterday. Anyone with information a s to the whereabouts of the o ther boy is asked to con tact the police at 911, 919, 322-3333 or Eastern Police S tation at 364-8996, or 3648959. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011, PAGE 3 Ingraham issues warning to police recruits about receiving kick-backs F REEPORT A 32-year old woman of Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock, is in police custody in connection with the stabbing of a 44-year-old w oman at Eight Mile Rock. A t 4:40pm on Wednesday, o fficers at the Eight Mile Rock Police Division went to the Bayshore and Cemetery Roads area where a woman had been stabbed severalt imes about the body. T he victim was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital, where she is detained in stable condition Investigations are continui ng in this matter. WOMAN STABBED IN EIGHT MILE ROCK crime NEWS A 20-year-old man was r emanded to prison yesterd ay after he was arraigned on charges of grievous harm, assault and theft. It is alleged that Daneo Gordon, 20, alias Twin of Yellow Elder Gardens, on Friday, April 22, stole a red 1998 Honda Accord valued at $6,000, the property of E ldrith Smith. It is also alleged that Gordon caused grievous harm to Earnissa Storr. It is further alleged that on the same day, Gor-d on assaulted Sergeant 583 Williams and Corporal 2693 Hall with a vehicle. It i s also alleged that Gordon r esisted the arrest of S ergeant Williams. Gordon, who was a rraigned before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Sergeant Claudette McKenzie, thep rosecutor in this case, o bjected to Gordon being granted bail citing that hew as a Jamaican national and had previously beenc onvicted of stealing and sentenced to six months imprisonment. Gordon adamantly d enied that he was a Jamaican, claiming that he was born in the Bahamas a nd had a birth certificate to prove it. He pleaded with the magistrate to grant h im bail, stating that he was scheduled to have surgeryo n his left leg which he claimed he is unable to b end. Chief Magistrate Gomez ordered that he be remanded to Her Majestys Prison. The case has been adjourned to May 16 for a fixture hearing. BOY, 15, STABBED IN ATTACK BY THREE MEN POLICE are requesting t he publics assistance in locating three men believed to be responsible for a stab-b ing incident at Palm Beach S treet off Robinson Road in w hich a 15-year-old boy was injured. T he incident reportedly occurred shortly after 6pm on Thursday as the victim wasw alking on Palm Beach Street. The teenager was attacked by three men and subsequently stabbed in the back. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance where hei s being detained in stable condition. Police are investigating and appealing to mem-b ers of the public who may have any information that may lead to the arrest of the c ulprits to contact police at 911,919, 322-3333, the Grove Police Station at 325-8431/1 or Crime Stoppers at 328T IPS. MAN S T ABBED MULTIPLE TIMES IN A TT A CK BY GR OUP OF MEN A 20-year-old man was stabbed multiple times when he was set upon by a groupo f men in the Kennedy sub division on Thursday evening. Police are investigating the s tabbing incident which reportedly occurred around 6.25pm. A ccording to reports, the victim was walking on Gilbert Street when he was attacked by a group of men and subsequently stabbed in the shoul der, arm and thigh. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is detained in stable condition. Police investigations continue. RAPID STRIKE SEIZES ILLEGAL DR UGS A quantity of marijuana and cocaine was seized by police during operation Rapid Strike in Fox Hill on Thursday. The first discovery was made around 7.30pm in the area of Step Street. Officers conducted a search of a property at Step Street and recovered both a quantity of suspected marijuana and cocaine. No one was taken into custody and police investigations continue. In a second incident, around 7.45pm, officers of Rapid Strike conducted a search of the Fox Hill Park area where they recovered another quantity of suspected marijuana. PICK UP OPERA TION RESUL TS IN SIX ARRESTS OFFICERS of the Grove Police Station arrested six people early Thursday morn ing for various offences. Between the hours of 1am on 7am, officers of the Grove Police Station conducted operation Pick Up which resulted in six people being arrested for offences such as assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, shooting, damage and causing harm. One of teenage escapees returned to Simpson Penn institution MAN REMANDED TO PRISON ON CHARGES OF GRIEVOUS HARM, ASSAULT AND THEFT DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest are pictured with the A-Squad 2011 trainee Immigration/Border Control officers at their passing out/graduation ceremony. P e t e r R a m s a y / B I S P h o t o
EDITOR, The Tribune. It is a shame how the P LP say things they do not mean or believe. It is even more sickeni ng when in front of the c amera they say one thing a nd behind the scenes they say something completelyd ifferent a pure case of D r. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. But it is unfortunate w hen power causes men to sacrifice integrity, loyalty and honour on the altar of g reed. Men cannot be trusted w hen the level of disrespect reigns supreme. It is disturbing when s upposedly honourable men throw caution to the w ind and do what they wish to people whose only f ault is that they love and are prepared to sacrifice for their country. T his is rank hypocrisy which has risen to an allt ime high. I t is shocking how the PLP could trample their own in such a cold and callous way. T he jockeying of position for the PLP nomination of the Kennedy Con s tituency has cause quite a stir. The old game of musi cal chairs comes to mind, b ut as the music plays, the m usician is working in tandem with the candidate of their choice, not keepingt he playing field level, while goosying the other candidates. The newest tactic being e mployed these days is, after the selection is made, they denigrate the others, especially if it appears as if the rejected is not fully cooperating. The handling of Craig Butler is unfortunate. It is becoming more apparent that the long knives are out and more potential candidates will suffer from the song, They smile in ya face, all the time they want to take y our place, the backstabb ers, backstabbers! O n another note, I was flabbergasted to learn that the leadership of the PLPh as thrown their own National Treasurer under the bus. The allegations that he was not good enough to get a nomination and therefore not eligible to be a warded with a second c hance is a complete cont radiction, since no less a p erson than the leader P erry Gladstone Christie b ragged about the party being one of second chance. This just proves that they are all just talk. It seems they would say anything and do anything t o get votes and be the government again. But this latest episode is hilarious because accord i ng to the information that is out there, Mr. Butlers past is a problem. Well blow me down. H is past is a problem. Well if that is the measur ing stick, I dare say that t he PLP should not have n ominated many candi dates last elections who did much damage to the country. Mr. Butler was guilty of self inflicted pain. Now w hich transgression is worse? The excuse used, shows t he spinelessness of the l eadership, because the r eason does not hold water. I f the rational that he is a liability is used, then the reason the PLP lost is the o ther. The PLP failed to bite the bullet and rid thems elves of the albatross that is still hanging around t heir necks. If they think nominating these same people againw ill get a different result, then we will confirm what w e knew all along, that they are simply not serio us. It would confirm that the leadership is still very w eak and that the PLP condone foolishness. A s far as the insinuat ion that something is wrong with Mr. Butler because of his distant past, the mystery is, how manys itting members are willing to be tested for illegal substance abuse now.I nquiring minds want to know. IVOINE W. I NGRAHAM N assau, May 11, 2011. E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama LONDON Smallpox, one of the world's deadliest diseases, eradicated three decades ago, is kept alive under tight security today in just two places the United States and Russia. Many other countries say the world would be safer if those stockpiles of the virus were destroyed. N ow for the fifth time, at a World Health Organization meeting next week, they will push again for the virus' destruction. And again it seems likely their efforts will be futile. U.S. and Russian government officials say it is essential they keep some smallpox alive in case a future biological threat demands more tests with the virus. They also say the virus samples are still needed to develop experi mental vaccines and drugs. It was in 1996 that WHO's member countries first agreed smallpox should be destroyed. But they have repeatedly delayed a demand for destruction so that scientists could develop safer smallpox vaccines and drugs. That's now largely been done: There are two vaccines, a third in the works, and there are experimental drugs being developed for treating it, but not curing it. Yet even if most of WHO's member countries vote to set a new date for destruction, the agency doesn't have the power to enforce the decision. The scientific community remains divided over whether the smallpox samples should be destroyed. The respected journal Nature edi torialized against it earlier this year, arguing that scientists need the ability to do further research, and perhaps develop new vaccines and treatments in an era of possible biological attack. However, one of the most prominent figures in wiping out the deadly, disfiguring disease is in favour of destroying all remnants of it. "It would be an excellent idea to destroy the smallpox viruses," said Dr. Donald A. Henderson, who led WHO's eradication effort in the 1970s. "This is an organism to be greatly feared." He says possession of smallpox by those not authorized to have it should be made a crime against humanity and that international authorities should prosecute any country found with it. A report by independent researchers commissioned by WHO last year concluded there was no compelling scientific reason to hang onto the viruses and that the stockpiles were mainly needed to continue advanced development of the drug treatment and satisfy regulatory requirements. Yet other scientists contend the stockpiles could still provide valuable information in the future. Smallpox is one of the most lethal diseases in history. For centuries, it killed about onethird of the people it infected, including Queen Mary II of England, and left most survivors with deep scars on their faces from the hideous pus-filled lesions. The last known case was in Britain in 1978 when a university photographer who worked above a lab handling smallpox died after being accidentally exposed to it from the building's air duct system. Smallpox vaccines are made from vaccinia, a milder related virus. "We have many ways of looking at smallpox, including gene mapping, that means we don't need the actual (smallpox virus," said Henderson, who is now with the C entre for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. American and Russian officials disagree. Dr. Nils Daulaire, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Global Affairs, said the U.S. will again ask WHO to postpone a decision calling for the stockpile's destruction. He said U.S. scientists need more time to finish research into how well new vaccines and drugs work against the virus. But he acknowledged U.S. officials also want their own supply in case terrorists unleash smallpox as a biological weapon and additional study is needed. A scientist at the Russian laboratory where smallpox is kept, who spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to speak to the press, said the virus should be kept in case similar ones pop up in the future and more studies are needed. Meanwhile, officials from developing countries are anxious to close the last chapter on the disease. Many rich countries like the U.S. have their own smallpox vaccine stockpiles. WHO also has at least 30 million doses for poor coun tries in case the virus re-emerges, but that supply uses older vaccines that can trigger AIDS in people who have HIV. David Evans, a smallpox expert at the University of Alberta, who was part of the WHO team that inspected the U.S. and Russian labs holding smallpox several years ago, says he doubts the virus could escape from either facil ity. The viruses are kept at the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and the State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk, Siberia. Laboratories where smallpox is kept have the highest possible containment measures. Scientists who work with the virus use fingerprint or retinal scans to get inside, wear a fullbody suit including gloves and goggles, and shower with strong disinfectant before leav ing the lab and taking off the suit. The U.S. smallpox viruses, which include samples from Britain, Japan and the Netherlands, are stored in liquid nitrogen. Rumours about stockpiles in countries like Iraq and North Korea have never been proven, and Evans said it would be too difficult to experiment with smallpox and keep it a secret. "The nations I would worry about, weird places run by odd dictators, they're just not capable of doing this stuff," he said. Evans thinks it's unlikely terrorists would resort to smallpox in a biological attack. "If you want to disrupt countries, there are lots of easier ways to do it than to experiment with something so dangerous," he said. (This article was written by Maria Chen, AP Medical Writer). Kennedy will be PLP Waterloo LETTERS l email@example.com Experts debate destroying last smallpox viruses *8(5/$6$121RI 681/,*+79,//$*(1$66$8%$+$0$6 EDITOR, The Tribune. I WILL start this letter by commending Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham for having the wisdom in appointing Dr Duane Sands to the Senate. Dr Sands is an example of the type of politician that is needed in our country today. I say this because I have observed his dedication in wanting to serve his country especially us here in Elizabeth. He had never stopped coming every Saturday despite being robbed in the Elizabeth by-election thats dedication and commitment. He had developed a bond with Lizey, we havent seen Mr Pinder thats ducking Ryan in the flesh since the by-election but, he is always on the television or in the newspaper babbling about stuff that has nothing to do with us here in Elizabeth. I guess that is because he doesnt have a plan for us and only uses us to become a TV and newspaper star. Aint long now jiving Ryan. I will end this letter by congratulating Dr Sands on his Senate appointment, today Member of Parliament, tomorrow and the next day the sky is the limit. PS I didnt vote in the by-election but come the general election it will be Dr Sands or nothing. ELIZABETH VOTER Nassau, May, 2011. EDITOR, The Tribune. Re: Bin Laden is dead. The Tribune, May 2, 2011. THERE used to be an organisation of local Mus lims, Jamaat-ul-Islaam (a.k.a. The Revolutionary Movement in The Bahamas). They were very outspo ken and kept us well informed about things Islamic. However, they also seem to have become strangely quiet since 9/11. If still in existence, it might be educational for many of us if they would resurface and comment on the demise of this despicable mass murderer. KEN W KNOWLES, MD Nassau, May 5, 2011. Local Muslim organisation should comment on the death of Osama bin Laden Dr Sands is the type of politician needed in our country
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011, PAGE 5 By DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPORT Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA dent Ginger Moxey said the completion and opening of the new College of the Bahamas northern campus will act as a catalyst for infras tructural and economic growth in G rand Bahama. Undeniably, COB plays an integ ral part in the long-term developm ent of our country, even more so h ere on Grand Bahama, she said on Thursday during the official opening of the new campus. M s Moxey said the GBPA looks forward to increased enrolment, along with the emergence of new supporting businesses in nearby a reas. She noted that the GBPA has played an integral role in providing a ccess to education by facilitating t he building of many educational i nstitutions. In 2005, the GBPA donated 200 a cres of land in east Grand Bahama to COB for construction of a new s tate-of-the-art institution. The first t wo phases which consist of 40,000 s q ft facility comprising language, c omputer, science laboratories, b ookstore, and administration office, a re situated on 50 acres of land. Ms Moxey said the donation of land for the project was part of a greater plan to move the island forward. It signified the organisations investment in the future of the city v ia education, to build its labour resources, thereby making our des tination a more competitive loca-t ion for foreign direct investments, s he said. It also signified the opportunity for future investments that wouldc ompliment the college, via housing, restaurants, shopping and entert ainment amenities that complete t he so called college experience for s tudents. M s Moxey said the Freeport Mari time Centre, consisting of the Harb our, Shipyard, Container Port, and Bradford Marine, offers a unique combination of world-class maritime services. With the completion of the first phase of COBs northern Bahamas campus the platform has been crea ted for Grand Bahama island to become a centre for a leading inter national maritime institution ands ignature programme for Grand B ahama island, she said. We at the Grand Bahama Port Authority for years have envisionedt he impact that a signature programme of this kind would have on t he College of the Bahamas and G rand Bahama Island. M s Moxey stressed that education c ontinues to be one of the GBPAs p riorities. T he company, she said, continues to assist young people by offering scholarships in niche careers that have an impact on the islands continuous growth and development. She added that scholarships are awarded to the top graduating stud ent of each high school on Grand Bahama, with recipients being encouraged to spend their first two y ears of tertiary education at C OB. M s Moxey said 93 recipients were last year awarded GBPA scholar-s hips totalling $250,000. I am vex because d espite all the prior suggestions that court houses be built close to Fox Hill Prison to avoid imminent danger from the speeding prison bus and its entourage, (it s till happens) all the w ay from Fox Hill to t he law offices downtown. So now with the bus crashing, thankfullyt his time without any major loss of life, we can actually have the prisoners build their o wn court facilities at Fox Hill," Common Sense "Wow, I am too angry t o be vex when I hear the authorities working on clear oil pollution c leanup policies (oxymoron). Only one single o il well drilling and exploration disaster could wipe out the busin ess from the billions of dollars worth of hotels a nd our tourism industry and leave our largest work force unemployedf or months. All the decades of building the t ourism and affiliated industries, ie local c rops, supply to hotels, taxi, straw, duty freem erchant stores, sales clerks, etc, could be wiped out by an oil welld rilling disaster, neglig ence or sabotage in our Bahamian waters. Clean and Pristine I vex when I reads some accused persons cannot get bail fort hreatening your life but other people have to get accused persons bound to keeps the peace ands till knows the accused i s still around the neighbourhood. Fair Play "I vex when the human rights international people have toh ear that the incarcerat ed prisons did not want the waterless toilets and chose the 'slop bucket't o defecate in instead, and must wonder who is in charge. Manifest Destiny "I am vex because all sorts of vehicles are using the green space in front of the old Toogood Photo Studio for parking when it is oneof the few green areas left to still see the water from East Bay. Water View "I am vex that there are apparently so many alcoholics around the streets and drunks judging from their driving skills and NIB is investing in the alcohol busi ness." Health and Happiness THERE are renewed calls f or the resignation of National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest in viewo f rising crime and violence. Activist and Progressive Liberal Party supporter Ricardo Smith said Mr Turn q uest should do the "decent" t hing and step down to allow someone with a solution to crime to head his ministry. There is no doubt that we have arrived at a point in time when the crime rate in the Bahamas is out of con t rol. And it is incumbent of the minister who sits in the chair of national security, and who takes responsibility with crime, policing, and matters of that nature to take responsibility for thep resent situation in our c ountry," Mr Smith said. If the Minister of Tourism is doing well we credit him with the success of tourism. So if the portfolio under the Minister of National Security is one ina poor state then he must be held responsible. And the present position of the government of the Bahamas to (let him tion in which he sits today for as long as they have is a clear indication that the government is without any possible solution to the present state of crime in the Bahamas. "We are making a final appeal before we will take to the Parliament of the Bahamas, a final appeal to Mr Turnquest to do that which is honourable, to do that which is decent. Not to wait for the prime minister to ask him to go, but for he himself to tender his resignation in the interest of the people of the Common wealth of the Bahamas," Mr Smith urged. Earlier this month the PLP called for Mr Turnquest to be fired over his "laughably incompetent" assault on crime. "No logical thinking Bahamian from any sector of the political divide would agree that the FNM Government has been successful since 2007 in its efforts to stem the relentless and unremitting tide of crime in the Bahamas. "Bahamians are suffering gravely from record levels of crime and the fear of crime. "The PLP again calls upon the prime minister to fire Tommy Turnquest," the par ty said. COB northern campus will be catalyst for economic growth GBPA vice-president says Grand Bahama will benefit from opening THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA aster Preparedness Week starting this Sunday until the following Saturday under the theme Building Disaster Resilient Communities Through Mitigation and Preparedness . The week comes on the heels of the Cen tral Bahamas Disaster Conference held May 10-12 at the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort. Focus of the conference, which attracted representatives from Family Islands, was to discuss and examine the countrys state of readiness in the event a disaster should strike. The National Disaster Preparedness Week kicks off with a church service at Faith Unit ed Missionary Baptist Church, Faith United Way off Blue Hill Road South on Sunday at 10am. Other activities include NEMA representatives appearing on radio and TV talk shows; visiting schools around the country to teach and encourage students to assist in their homes and communities in disaster preparedness, and an exhibition at the Mall at Marathon. The mission of NEMA is to reduce the loss of life and property within the Bahamas by ensuring that adequate preparedness and mitigation measures, response and recov ery mechanisms are established to counteract the impact of natural and technological hazards. By BETTY VEDRINE THE Bahamas can benefit from Swedens experience in renewable and alternative energy, information technology and entre preneurship, Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes said as the new Swedish Ambassador presented his Letters of Credence at Government House on Thursday. Sir Arthur Foulkes welcomed Claes Hammar, Ambassador-designate of the King dom of Sweden to the Bahamas, during the ceremony and also accepted Letters of Recall from the former ambassador. I am especially pleased, Excellency, to recognise the significance that your government in the past, and presently, places on ensuring international peace and stability, which is evidenced by the fact that Sweden continuously ranks among the top donors to UN peacekeeping and stabilisation missions around the world. The new envoy said his government would continue to support efforts to strengthen ties between the Bahamas and Sweden. Mr Hammar was born on July 7, 1954 in Gothenburg, Sweden and is married to Katharine Hammar, nee Lewis. Prior to being posted as Ambassador to the Bahamas, Mr Hammar served as Minister for Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC, from 2005 to 2010. A reception followed the Government House ceremony in the ballroom at Mount Fitzwilliam. NEW SWEDISH AMBASSADOR PRESENTS LETTERS OF COMMISSION LETTERS ACCREDITING Claes Hammar, left, as Ambassador of Sweden to the Bahamas are passed on to Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Brent Symonette looks on. Patrick Hanna /BIS WHYYOU VEX? RENEWED CALLS FOR MINISTER TO RESIGN NEMA to observe National Disaster Preparedness W eek MINISTER OF NATIONAL S ECURITY T ommy Turnquest
L OCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, MAY 15TH, 2011 Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)11:30 a.m. SpeakerBro. Loran Carr THE Bahamas Constitu t ion Party tonight cele brates 12 years as a political organisation with a mini rally and concert atG olden Gates Assemblies Park at 7pm. The BCP first contested B ahamian elections in 2 002 following the partys official launch on May 14, 1999, which was celebrated with a thanks g iving service at the Gold en Gates Assemblies Church. The party said the anniversary occasion will also be marked by prayers for the nation. This occasion will also thrust forward our campaign towards the general election scheduled for 2012, as the BCP expects to contest the election as a stand-alone entity. The BCP is duly regis tered with the Parliamentary Registration Depart ment, with the cross as its o fficial symbol on the ballot for the 2012 general elections, the party saidi t a statement. Mor ality The BCP describes itself as a primarily social and f iscal conservative party, e xpecting to esteem the rule of law as a minimalist approach to governance, with morality being its ceiling for all government action. Despite its minimal public exposure, the BCP lead ership is planning to be ready to govern on day one, having spent the past 12 to 13 years in research, d evelopment and plan ning with an agenda towards peace, order and prosperity in the Com m onwealth of the Bahamas. The BCP said while s ome of its candidates will m ake an appearance at tonights rally, the party will not introduce its full slate until its July conven t ion, when all 39 candi dates are expected to be ratified. Several Bahamians liv ing in the United States are expected to fly to Nassau for the occasion, including children min istries specialist, Bahamian-born Pastor Ricardo Miller, who will provide a devotional thought for the rally, the BCP said. P astor Miller who now operates out of Dallas, Texas, and will be in Nas sau for five days for a s eries of school and church visitations and workshops, with a view of giving backt o the Bahamian commun ity. Speeches Several speeches on conservative and right e ous governance will be presented, including one from the BCP new national chairman Stephen Serrette, former PLP branch chairman, and BCP ser vant leader S Ali McIntosh, the first woman to lead a political party into Bahamian general elections. U S AMBASSADOR Nicole Avant will be hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday at 3pm for all American citizens living the Bahamas to encourage them t o prepare for the upcomi ng hurricane season. I n order to attend this event, you must be a US citizen enrolled in the Smart Travel Enrollment Programme. T o enroll, please go to h ttp://travel.state.gov. Once enrolled, RSVP via email to ACSN@state.govn o later than Monday to receive further information. Please include your name and passport number in the R SVP. Emergency The Smart Travel Enrolm ent Programme allows the U S Embassy to better assist A merican citizens abroad in times of an emergency, such as a natural disaster. F or example, after the earthquake in Haiti, over 16,700 US citizens and family members were evacuated w ith the assistance of the US Department of States Smart Travel Enrolment Prog ramme. Americans travelling or r esiding abroad should always enter their travel andc ontact information into the S mart Travel Enrolment Programme before leaving home because it will make it easier for consular officersi n US embassies and consulates around the world to c ontact you during an emerg ency, said US Embassy Nassaus Chief of American C itizen Services, Joanna W einz. This is particularly important during natural disasters when families or friends in the US often have difficulties contacting their loved ones abroad because telephone and internet serv ices are down. The Bahamas is one of the top overseas tourist destinations for US residents, witho ver five million American c itizens visiting each year. REPRESENTATIVES of the countrys Rotaract Clubs presented the Can c er Society of the Bahamas with a donation garnered from the proceeds of their inaugural Cancer Walk in March. The walk was the first project on which all the Rotaract Clubs collaborated. In addition, the community service p roject was organised in honour of cele brating World Rotaract Week, in solidarity with the other Rotaract Clubs in District 7020. The event was supported by both Rotarians and partakers from the com m unity, and the refreshments were provided by Aquapure Water. Participants were asked to wear blue in honour of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and walked from Arawak Cay to Goodmans Bay and b ack to show their support for all aspects o f cancer that affects our society from pediatric cancer to breast cancer. In keeping with their motto Service Above Self, all proceeds donated were presented to the president of the CancerS ociety Earle Bethell to assist with the day to day running of the organisation. Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are usually communityb ased or university-based and are spons ored by a local Rotary Club making them true "partners in service" and key members of the Rotary family. FROMLEFT: David Lakin, Rotarian, East Nassau; Rishad Bain, president of Rotaract South East Nassau Centennial; Earle Bethell, president of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas; Anne Myers, president of Rotaract East Nassau; Rande Nicolls, vice-president of Rotaract East Nassau. ROTARACT CLUBS DONATE TO CANCER SOCIETY US EMBASSY TO HOST MEETING FOR A MERICAN FAMILIES IN THE BAHAMAS DURING HURRICANE SEASON Bahamas Constitution Party to mark 12 year anniversary with mini rally U S AMBASSADOR Nicole Avant
was still noted that for the D NA to fill the hotels ballroom was an accomplishment in and of itself. However, the commentary o n the actual content of Branville McCartneys speech was another matter. A ccording to one online blogger on The Tribunes website, tribune242.com,C Mon Man, there was little d ifference in Mr McCartneys speech from any other that was delivered by Prime Min i ster Hubert Ingraham or PLP Leader Perry Christie. If you closed your eyes during Brans speech last night, it would have been difficult to discern from the con tent of the speech Bran fromH ubert Ingraham or Perry Christie because all I heard was the same old politicians peak. We gonna do dis for you, we gonna do dat for you and we gonna make all your dreams come true without e ver saying where the money gonna come from to do these t hings. We Bahamians say we dont like to be talked downt o, but everytime a politician t alk to us like this they are talking down to us by telling us what they think we wantt o hear. It would have been refreshing for a politician to just be honest for a changea nd tell it like it is the good, bad and the ugly. Otherwise we will only be changing faces with the same old politics,t he blogger noted. Erasmus Folly, a regular blogger on tribune242.com a lso wrote that he was not impressed with the DNAs launch. The candidates leave m uch to be desired. The guy from Exuma already proved he doesnt understand business. The others, I dont know enough about, but I am not convinced. Id like to see Branw in his (seat or two others from that party a nd see if they can sound sen sible in Parliament over the next five years. Then perhaps see for the f ollowing election if they can offer more or win other cred ible candidates to their cause. I d like to see change, but if it is wishy washy, then it is a waste of time. Faith in thep eople, which he drones on about, is a very, very vague term and means nothing. Im always wary of fluff, too mucht alk of listening and a speech without a clear and dis cernible plan of action. It is not enough to say that if you put the people first everything will work out.T yrants and leaders obsessed w ith their own charisma always talk most loudly about putting the people first and rarely manage to deliver any thing of the kind, he said. Watching Jane another b logger added: I like Bran as a person, but I must say I was not impressed by the speech, it lacked substance and was far too long! However there were also positive reviews of the DNAs launch from online viewers and those persons interviewed yesterday. Philosopher King wrote t hat that the DNA is off to a good start, and Androsian Finest said that Mr McCart-n ey needs to work fast and d o what he needs to do because the FNM is up to something. We in Andros have your back we for you. DNA all the way! Last night wasg reat, the blogger wrote. Stanley Jackson Sr added that congratulations are in order for Mr McCartney andt he DNA for their over whelmingly successful launch. Never in Bahamian histor y has a third party garnered such huge support. Mr McCartneys delivery wase xcellent, well poised and a nswered every question nec essary and more at this junc ture as an introductory for the D NA. Indeed he offers hope Obama style . which is sore ly needed in our country after 4 4 years of failure, rampant corruption, film flam, double talk, razzle dazzle and broken promises from the PLP andF NM who find themselves hopelessly compromised by special interest and unable to g overn, he said. 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One of the children has two per cent of burns and the other has 17-20 per cent of burns externally. That does play into the management overall but at this point in time it is the smoke inhalation that we are mainly con cerned about and that is what we are primarily focusing on. Doctors are encouraged by signs and expect the four children to recover, he said. While the cause of the blaze has not been officially determined, police fire ser vices believe it was likely to due to an electrical shortage. The father, who neighbours said operated a small electrical repair shop out of the building, reportedly left the seven siblings, whose ages range from two to 10, at home alone. His wife, it is reported, does not live in the coun try. The fire started sometime after 3.40pm on Wednesday.A short time later it had engulfed the lower level of the apartment complex. As the blaze started to consume the structure, neighbours banded together and tried to save the children who could be heard screaming inside. Neighbours who saw the huge flames and heard the childrens screams tried their best to break through the front door of the apartment but were thwarted in their attempts by the heat of the inferno. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze, they discovered the seven children in an "unresponsive state" in an eastern bedroom of the apartment. unencumbered by inflation, saw a positive boost of .095 per cent in 2010, according to the data. Findings on national mortgage commit ments, obtained from the Central Bank's February 2011 Report, showed that in 2010 residential mortgage commitments fell by $73 million while commercial commitments fell by $36 million. The data also notes that exports accounted for nearly 30 per cent of the total contribution to the country's GDP. T he 2010 preliminary results are based on early estimates from the Central Bank, Ministry of Tourism, and the Foreign Trade Section of the Department of Statistics. They are also based on indicators such as hotel room rates, megawatt sales, building permits, chargeable telephone minutes, consumer price index, and the like. B y GENA GIBBS A BOUT 100 Southern Androsians welcomed the Governments helping hand to help reduce their light bill. They accepted their share of the 270,000 free govern-m ent-issued compact florescent l amps (CFLs istry of the Environments NationalE nergy Policy initiative called /30 by 2030. The programme is also supported b y Local Government and helps to applying energy efficiency to the daily routine of Bahamians. Most of you have seen them by n ow, these are the CFLs, the compact florescent lamp bulbs. These are the same bulbs we have been using all along these florescent bulbs, same technology, except these ones now you just take them and put t hem in the regular socket, and any socket will do for these bulbs, said Zendel Forbes, CFL project co-ordinator for the Ministry of the Environment. The CFLs are an integral part of t he National Energy Policy, which i s on the BEST Commissions website on BEST.gov.bs. Look it up the policy is on the website and the Government has adopted the theme of /30 by 2030, and what that says is that we want to reduce our consumption of energy by 30 per cent a nd we want to have our energy n eeds being met with 30 per cent renewable by the year 2030, he said. Opposition Member of Parliament for South Andros also commended the Governments plan thata ddresses the immediate needs of constituent complaints. I would like to pass on my accommodation for this great prog ramme under the Inter-Developmental Bank and the Bahamas Gov e rnment that gives some level of cred ence to people having a better way of living through a limited way of cheapening the cost of everyday electricity, said Picewell Forbes, O pposition MP for South Andros. This is a bold initiative also by t he Ministry of the Environment, as w e in the world have become more renewable energy-conscious and environmentally friendly, in our e ffort to educate our local people in t his community also to the import ance of how to preserve and protect energy and also nature. S outhern Androsians were made aware that solar and wind energy are amongst the top renewable r esources that will help to also offset the rising cost of fossil fuel energy. Second home owners and also those who traverse our beautifuli slands, especially here in South Andros, and who are people of wealth and means, I want you tol ook at the opportunity it could offer sometimes because these are people who are exposed also to wind a nd solar and renewable energy and h ow you can use the natural envir onment for example with wind. Talk with them and challenge them, e specially the younger ones, said Mr Forbes. We dont want you to not supp ort BEC. But I think the world is n ow headed in that direction. We could use some of the same things here in South Andros. We may have t o look at wind supply because at the end of the day, BEC, although it has all its challenges, is still ourm ajor source of supply and we cant determine whats going to happen t o the cost of fossil fuel, or what we c all gasoline prices on the world mark et. Right now gas in Nassau costs $5.70 and it costs almost $6 somet hing in Andros. Thats a challenge. On May 4, Congo Town residents crowded the Local Governmentc omplex to exchange their incand escent bulbs for Governmenti ssued CFLs and participate in the N ational Energy Policys energy reduction programme. Distribution s imultaneously took place in Bimini, Mayaguana, Acklins, Inagua, Long Cay, Crooked Island, San Salvador,a nd Cat Island. Southern Androsians take advantage of Govt helping hand ZENDEL FORBES project co-ordinator, gave Congo Town residents a brief insight into theG overnments National Energy Policy, which he t old them is on the BEST Commissions website. FROM page one F OUR CHILDREN WHO SURVIVED FIRE ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER FROM page one JOBS FR OM GOV T PROGRAMMES GIVE HOUSEHOLDS MORE DISPOSABLE INCOME FROM page one MANHUNT AFTER LATEST MURDER FROM page one MIXED REVIEW S AFTER DNAS OFFICIAL LAUNCH BRANVILLEMCCARTNEY
S A T U R D A Y M A Y 1 4 2 0 1 1 T H E T R I B U N E P A G E 9 INSIDE T emple Fellowship champs again FT PIE RC E, Flor ida Popula r B a h a m i a n h e a v y w e i g h t Sh e r m a n The Ta nk" Wil lia ms ha s c a lle d-in hi s Evan d er "T he Real Deal" Ho lyf i e l d m a r k e r a n d d e m a n d e d a n i mm e dia te re m a tch. Wi lli am s cl a im s t he futur e H a ll of Fa m e r v e rba l ly a gr e e d to f ig ht hi m aft er th ei r J anu ar y 22n d f igh t i n W e s t V i r g i n i a e n d e d i n a h i g h l y c ont ro ve r s ia l no c ont e st due to H oly fie ld's le ft e ye suf fe ring a c ut f rom a "r ule d" uninte ntiona l c la sh of hea ds W i l l i a m s ( 3 4 1 1 2 1 9 K O s ) pa ti ent ly wa it ed a s thre e propose d f ig ht s a g a ins t H oly f ie ld t ha t w e re can cel l ed b e fo r e f in a ll y fi gh t in g Jan u a r y 2 2 o n a I n t e g r a t e d S p o r t s Med ia p ay-p er-view ev en t live fro m T he G re e nbrie r in White Sulphur Spr ing s. W i l l i a m s w a s l e d o n a l l t h r e e j u d g e s s c o r e c a r d s b y i d e n t i c a l sc ore s of 2 9 -2 8, af te r t hre e rounds w h e n r e f e r e e D a v e J oh n s on s u r pris ing ly ha lte d the m at ch. Ho l yfi eld r etu rn ed to th e ri n g l ast w e e k e n d i n D e n m a r k s t o p p i n g Br ie n Nie ls on in the 1 0 th r o und. "H ol y fie ld s a id in t he ri ng d urin g a p ost fig h t inter vie w with Benn y R i c a r d o o n t h e p a y p e r v i e w s h o w t h a t h e w o u l d g i v e m e a r e ma tc h," Willi am s sa id. "It was cop ied o n DVD and p o ste d on Y ou Tube T he re fe re e ha d n o bu s ine s s m a ki ng t ha t de c is i on o r e v e n of f i c ia t in g t he f i g h t. T he Wo rld Boxi ng Fed eratio n co ul d n ot ov er rule d his bad dec ision t o m ake it a no c onte st, but c ould ha v e ta ke n a s t r o ng e r p os i t i on to de c l a r e m e t h e c h a m p i o n o r d e m a n d a re m at ch. "I t o ok th at fi gh t very per so n al. It wa s o r ig ina lly suppos e d to ha ppen Nov e mbe r 6 a nd 1 1, a ga in De c em ber 1 2 a nd fina lly did ha ppe n Ja nua r y 2 2 The de l a ys c os t m e ti m e a n d m oney but als o g a v e m e e x tr a ti m e to train with Joh n Dav id Jac k son to pr epa r e a g am e pla n t o bea t H o l y f i e l d A r e m a t c h w i t h H o l y f i e l d n o t only w ou l d be big in the B a ham a s, but ha v ing t he liv ing le ge nd E va nder H o l yf ie ld fig ht would be hug e throug hout t he C a ribbe a n. I 've b een wait in g fo r a br e ak my e n t i r e c a r e e r b ut a l l I v e be e n i s c on t i nu a l ly v i c t i m i s e d ," Wi l l ia m s sa id. I'm a g gre ss ive and Holy field is a c ou nt er -a g g re ss iv e f ig hte r who h a s to bou nc e b e fore he jumps in I b a i t e d h i m i n a n d h u r t hi m w i t h s o m e b i g o v e r h a n d r ig hts. H e s a v e r y i n t e l l i ge n t f ight e r, a g e n i u s w h o c l e v e r l y g e t s a w a y w i t h a lo t i n th e ri ng. I f y ou l ook a r epl ay of our fi ght ea r ly in t h e s e c o n d r o u n d t h e r e w as a cla s h of he a ds, but no blood a t all. With 10 sec o nd s left I hi t h im with a s h ot, a n other p owe rfu l o v er ha nd r ig ht, a nd he st umble d bac k w iping his e y e wit h his g lov e ." SEE page 10 Sherman "The Tank" Williams TRACK FRITZ GRAN T IN VIT A TION AL THE Ambassadors Athletic Club's fourth annual Florida's Natural Fritz Grant Invitational that got started on Friday night, will wrap up today, starting at 2pm at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium. SOFTBALL N PS A ACTION THE New Providence Softball Association continued its regular season action on Thurs day night at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex with the Sig ma Brackettes blanking the first year Sea Star Phoenix 7-0. Ernestine Stubbs went the distance, tossing a two-hitter with five strike outs for the win. Oria Big O' Knowles suffered the loss on three hits with six walks and four strike outs. Shauette Taylor went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored; Ruthann Simms was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Vandette Smith was 1-for-2 with two runs scored to lead the Brackettes' offensive attack. Tamika Davis was 1-for-1 and Seanae Bowe was 1-for-2 in a losing effort. The NPSA will be back in action tonight with a double header on tap, starting at 7 p.m. CONDOLENCES BAPTIS T SPO RT S COUNCIL THE Baptist Sports Council has offered its condolences to the family of the late Alma Rosetta Storr, especially her daughter Nicole Storr-Major. Storr-Major served diligently as the secretary of the BSC. E D A r m b r i s t e r t h e o n l y Ba h am ian t o p lay an d wi n a W o r ld Se ri e s r i n g t w o r i n g s f or th a t ma tte r ha s a nnounc e d the fo rma tion of a ba se ba ll l e ag ue tha t is bea ri n g h i s na me E d Arm b r iste r, w h o pl ay e d hi s fi r s t b i g l e a g u e g a m e a t a g e 2 5 w a s a 5 y e a r o u t f i e l d e r f o r t h e C i n c i n n a t i R e d s B i g R e d M a chine" that s tarre d such M a jor Le a gue Ba se ba ll H al l of Fam er s as Pete Rose J oe Morg an, Tony Pe rez a n d Johnny Be nch. T h e E d A r m br i s t e r B a s e b a l l L eagu e w ill l au n ch t o d ay (M a y 14) a t Wi ndsor Pa rk w i t h e x hibi ti on ga me s f or a ll a g e pla ye rs, sta rting at 6 o'cl ock. B e f o r e s t a g i n g a t o u r n a m e n t n e x t w e e k e n d t h e e x h i b i t i o n ga me s today w il l al low org ani se rs t o test t he qua li ty of the fie ld. A ll bal lpl ay e rs a re i n v i t e d to come to th e pa rk to h i t f i e l d a n d c a t c h, th e n ta ke pa r t i n t he e x h i b i ti o n ga me s today th a t w il l run from 6 10 p. m. A ny person or coac h w ishi ng to pa rt i c i p a te i n t he n e w l y -fo r m e d E d Ar m bri s te r B a s e ba l l L e a g ue ar e inv i t e d t o pa rt i ci pa te tomorrow e v e ni ng e v e n i f y ou s im pl y w a nt to se e i f y ou sti l l ha v e the t ool s a nd de sire to pl ay ba se bal l. F an s, w h o wan t t o see an d en co u ra g e l i v e ba se ba l l a c t i on ba c k i n t he h e art of inne r c ity Nassa u are al so w e lcom e t o vi si t th e fi el d. Th e in vit at ion al to u r nam en t will b e stage d next S a t ur day i n memory o f th e l a t e We nt y F o r d, w h o pi t c h e d i n 1 9 7 3 f or t he A t l a nt a Bra ve s. A te amm ate of ho m e-run king He nry Ha n k" Aa ro n, W e nt y F o r d i s t h e o l d e r b r o t h e r o f A ndy a n d Ma r i o G ubb s" F or d wh o r un s th e M a r io F or d Bas e b all Cl ub, one o f the spon s o r s of the t ourna me nt T he ot he r t ourname nt sponsors a r e B u t t o n s F o r m a l W e a r t h e Ur ba n B a s e ba ll L ea g u e, he a de d by Mike B u tl er and Z SR Radi o 1 0 3 5 F M We n t y F o r d d ie d in a n au t o a cc ident i n 1 98 0 a t ag e 3 3 and spe nt ma ny hou rs pl a y i ng or c oa c hi ng ba s e b a l l on W i nd so r P a r k, ne a r his pare nts' h om e. Arm br ist er s et t o l aun ch n e w b a s e b a l l l e ag u e A LI CE TO WN, BIMI NI P e r ha ps not s inc e th e d a y s of E r ne s t H e m i n g w a y a n d Z a n e G r e y h a s Bim in i se e n s u c h a n ac cum u la tion of wor l d cla ss a rtists g a th e re d for a fishing tournam ent. I ns te a d of m en w ho ma ke the ir living w ith wor d s the se a rtis ts ca ptu re t he wor l d in br onz e m a r bl e wa ter colo r s, a cry lics oi ls a n d phot o g r a p h y B i m i n i h a s n t s e e n a g r o u p t o g e t h e r l i k e t hi s i n m a n y m a n y ye ars," said Ned Sto ne, tou rnam ent d i r ect o r f o r n ex t w eek s Gu y H arv ey Billfish Invit ational. In a d d itio n to Dr. Harve y, Bi m i ni will b e h osting v isits fr o m in te rna tion a lly k nown s culp t o r s Ke nt U llb e rg a nd Ed Pa n g ( who cre at ed the t ou r na m e nt s H e m in g w a y L e r n e r an d Fr ank Jo h n so n t ro p hi es, resp ect i v e l y ) a n d c e l e b r a t e d mari n e/wi ld l if e p h ot ogr a p h ers M a r c M o n t o c c h i o P a t F o r d a n d S c o t t K e r r i g a n B imini its elf c ompr ise s the full ar tist pa lett e a colorful fe as t f o r the e y es and s ense s," sa id Ha rv ey who will be compe tin g in the tou r n amen t a b o ard C apt ain B il ly Bl ack's El Vie jo. The re's no other plac e lik e it in t h e w o rl d l ik e B i mi n i an d l it t l e wo n der tha t it dre w me n like He ming wa y a n d G rey to its shore s. E rnes t H em ingwa y wa s an ea rly apostle t o the Bim ini e xpe rie n c e in the 19 30 s, where he dra nk b r awle d and wr o t e his wa y th r o ug h se ve ra l fishing se a son s tra ve lin g bac k and f o rt h b etw een h is h o m e i n Key W est a n d h i s b e l o v e d I s l a n d i n t h e Strea m '. H i s c r e a t i v e w or ks ho p w a s t h e Co mpl ea t A ngl e r and hi s ch ara ct e risa t ions c a me fr om a wor ld populate d by gia nt blue ma rlin, blu e fin tuna a nd schools of s har ks a lmos t too la rg e to count. W i t h h i s l i t e r a r y a c c l a i m a n d s p o r t i n g p r o w e s s H e m i n g w a y tog e the r wit h c ountle ss ot her kind r ed spirits li ke no v elist Zane Gr ey a n d s c i e n t i s t / n a t u r a l i s t M i c h a e l Le r ne r e s t a b li s he d B i m i ni a s t he B i g G a m e F i s hi n g C a p i t a l o f t h e W o r ld h o me t o d ay to so m e 50 w o rl d re cord ca tche s and coun ting H arv ey, a c elebrated a rti s t scientis t and c onse rv a tionis t, is hos ting the The Billfish Invita tional at the h is toric Big Ga me Clu b loca ted in Bim ini's Alic e Town. The t ou r na me nt will run fr o m May 18 -2 1. T he a l l re l e a s e tou rn a m e nt w il l fe a tu re t hr e e da y s o f f is hi ng a nd ta r g e t a l l bil lfi s h s pe c i e s. I n a ddi tion to individua l p r ize s, the t o ur n a m e n t f o r m a t w i l l i n c l u d e t h e aw ard of th e two p erp et ual tr op h i es, to be di spla y e d in the C lub's new troph y room loun g e. E l i g i b l e s pe c i e s f or t h e B i ll f i s h Tour na m e nt inc lud e B lue Ma r li n, W h i t e M arl i n S ai lf i sh S p ea rf i sh an d S w o r d f i s h T o u r n a m e n t s p o n s o r s i n c l u d e W o o d s a n d A s s o c i a t e s www.woo dsya chts.com, w h ich orig ina ll y be g a n in For t My e rs Be a c h as W o od s & Oviat t in 1973, h as lo n g b ee n a f ix tu r e i n S o u t h F l o ri d a yach t and spo r tfishing boat s ale s. A Blue Mar lin Spon s o r the fa m ily-r u n firm joins He ll's Ba y Boat w ork s a n d Co sta del M ar su n g l asses ( Sai l fi sh c atego ry) an d b y Ryb o vich t h e B i m i n i B o a t y a r d J o h n s o n M a ri n e E l ec t ro n i c s S e aco ast M ar i n e F i n a n c e A C R E l e c t r o n i c s L u u M a rin e & A s so c i a tes and S ky Limo A ir Ch a rte rs ( Wahoo ca teg ory) Ad mini stere d b y t he Gu y Harv ey Oc ea n Fo undation a nd the I GFA, n e t t o u r n a m e n t pr o c e e d s w i l l b e re in v es ted in Bim ini a nd surr o undi ng wate rs. Fo r reg i stra ti on and fu r th e r de t a i ls c o nt a c t Ca pt a i n N e d S t o r e a t n s t o n e @ g u y h a r v e y o u t p o s t c o m o r c a l l 9 5 4 5 2 4 2 2 2 5 (office ) or 9 54 -20 5 -95 95 (c ell). B i m i n i f i s h i n g t o u r n a m e n t t o p l a y h o s t t o w o r l d c l a s s a r t i s t s H o l y f i e l d o w e s m e a f i g h t I w a s p r e p a r e d f o r v i c t o r y l a st J a nu a r y and w i l l b e a g ai n i f he g i v e s m e a r e m a t c h I m n o t m a d a t t h e g u y b u t he should stic k to his w or d. Sherman Tank' Williams SPOR TS NOTES T A N K D E M A N D S H O L Y F I E L D R E M A T C H Kent Ullberg Guy Harvey
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 INSIDE Temple Fellowship champs again F T. PIERCE, Florida Popular Bahamian heavyweight Sherman The Tank Williams has called-in his Evander The Real Deal Holyfield-marker and demanded an immediate rematch. Williams claims the future Hall o f Famer verbally agreed to fight h im after their January 22nd fight in West Virginia ended in a highly controversial no contest due to Holyfields left eye suffering a cut f rom a ruled unintentional clash o f heads. Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs p atiently waited as three proposed fights against Holyfield that were cancelled before finally fighting January 22 on a Integrated Sports Media pay-per-view event live from T he Greenbrier in White Sulphur S prings. Williams was led on all three j udges scorecards, by identical s cores of 29-28, after three rounds w hen referee Dave Johnson surp risingly halted the match. Holyfield returned to the ring last w eekend in Denmark, stopping B rien Nielson in the 10th round. Holyfield said in the ring duri ng a post fight interview with Benny Ricardo on the pay-per-view show that he would give me a r ematch, Williams said. It was copied on DVD and poste d on You Tube. The referee had n o business making that decision or even officiating the fight. The W orld Boxing Federation could not o verruled his bad decision to make i t a no contest, but could have take n a stronger position to declare me the champion or demand a r ematch. I took that fight very personal. It was originally supposed to happen November 6 and 11, again December 12, and finally did happen January 22. The delays cost me time and money but also gave me extrat ime to train with John David Jacks on to prepare a game plan to beat Holyfield. A rematch with Holyfield not only would be big in the Bahamas, b ut having the living legend Evand er Holyfield fight would be huge throughout the Caribbean. Ive been waiting for a break my entire career but all Ive been is continually victimised, Williams said. Im aggressive and Holyfield is a counter-aggressive fighter who h as to bounce before he jumps in. I b aited him in and hurt him with s ome big overhand rights. Hes a very intelligent fighter, a genius whoc leverly gets a way with a lot in the ring. If you look a replay of our f ight, early in t he second round there w as a clash of heads, but no blood at all. With 10 seconds left I hit him with a shot, another powerful overhand right, and he stumbled back wiping his eye with his glove. SEE page 10 S herman The Tank Williams TRACK FRITZ GRANT INVIT A TIONAL THE Ambassadors Athletic Clubs fourth annual Floridas Natural Fritz Grant Invitational that got started on Friday night, will wrap up today, starting at 2pm at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium. SOFTBALL NPSA ACTION THE New Providence Soft ball Association continued its regular season action on Thursday night at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex with the Sigma Brackettes blanking the first year Sea Star Phoenix 7-0. Ernestine Stubbs went the dis tance, tossing a two-hitter with five strike outs for the win. Oria Big O Knowles suffered the loss on three hits with six walks and four strike outs. Shauette Taylor went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored; Ruthann Simms was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Vandette Smith was 1-for-2 with two runs scored to lead the Brackettes offensive attack. Tamika Davis was 1-for-1 and Seanae Bowe was 1-for-2 in a losing effort. The NPSA will be back in action tonight with a double header on tap, starting at 7 p.m. CONDOLENCES B APTIS T SPORTSCOUNCIL THE Baptist Sports Council has offered its condolences to the family of the late Alma Rosetta Storr, especially her daughter Nicole Storr-Major. Storr-Major served diligently as the secretary of the BSC. ED Armbrister, the only Bahamian to play and win a World Series ring two rings, for that matter has announced the formation of a baseball league that is bearing his name. Ed Armbrister, who played his first big league game at age 25, was a 5-year outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds Big Red Machine that starred such Major League Baseball Hall of Famers as Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez and Johnny Bench. The Ed Armbrister Baseball League will launch today (May 14 at Windsor Park with exhibition games for all age players, starting at 6 oclock. Before staging a tournament next weekend, the exhibition games today will allow organisers to test the quality of the field. All ballplayers are invited to come to the park to hit, field and catch, then take part in the exhibition games today that will run from 610 p.m. Any person or coach wishing to participate in the newly-formed Ed Armbrister Baseball League are invited to participate tomor row evening, even if you simply want to see if you still have the tools and desire to play baseball. Fans, who want to see and encourage live baseball action back in the heart of inner city Nassau, are also welcome to visit the field. The invitational tournament will be staged next Saturday in memory of the late Wenty Ford, who pitched in 1973 for the Atlanta Braves. A teammate of home-run king Henry Hank Aaron, Wen ty Ford is the older brother of Andy and Mario Gubbs Ford who runs the Mario Ford Baseball Club, one of the sponsors of the tournament. The other tournament sponsors are Buttons Formal Wear, the Urban Baseball League, headed by Mike Butler, and ZSR Radio 103.5FM. Wenty Ford died in an auto accident in 1980 at age 33 and spent many hours playing or coaching baseball on Windsor Park, near his parents home. Armbrister set to launch new baseball league ALICE TOWN, BIMINI Perh aps not since the days of Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey has B imini seen such an accumulation of world class artists gathered for a fishing tournament. Instead of men who make their l iving with words, these artists cap ture the world in bronze, marble, watercolors, acrylics, oils and photography. Bimini hasnt seen a group together like this in many, many years, said Ned Stone, tournament d irector for next weeks Guy Harvey Billfish Invitational. In addition to Dr. Harvey, Bimini w ill be hosting visits from internationally known sculptors Kent Ullberg and Ed Pang (who created the tournaments Hemingway-Lernera nd Frank Johnson trophies, respec tively) and celebrated marine/wildlife photographers Marc M ontocchio, Pat Ford and Scott Kerrigan. Bimini itself comprises the full artist palette a colorful feast for t he eyes and senses, said Harvey, who will be competing in the tour nament aboard Captain Billy Black- s El Viejo. Theres no other place like it in the world like Bimini, and little wonder that it drew men like Heming w ay and Grey to its shores. Ernest Hemingway was an early apostle to the Bimini experience in the 1930s, where he drank, brawled and wrote his way through several fishing seasons, traveling back and forth between his home in Key West and his beloved Island in the Stream. His creative workshop was the Compleat Angler and his characterisations came from a world populated by giant blue marlin, bluefin tuna and schools of sharks almost too large to count. With his literary acclaim and sporting prowess, Hemingway, together with countless other kin dred spirits like novelist Zane Grey and scientist/naturalist Michael Lerner, established Bimini as the Big Game Fishing Capital of the World home today to some 50 world record catches and counting. Harvey, a celebrated artist, scien tist and conservationist, is hosting the The Billfish Invitational at the historic Big Game Club located in Biminis Alice Town. The tournament will run from May 18-21. The all release tournament will feature three days of fishing, and target all billfish species. In addi tion to individual prizes, the tournament format will include the award of the two perpetual trophies, to be displayed in the Clubs new trophy room lounge. Eligible species for the Billfish Tournament include Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish and Swordfish. Tournament sponsors include Woods and Associates, www.woodsyachts.com, which originally began in Fort Myers Beach as Woods & Oviatt in 1973, has long been a fixture in South Florida yacht and sportfishing boat sales. A Blue Marlin Sponsor, the fam ily-run firm joins Hells Bay Boatworks and Costa del Mar sunglasses (Sailfish category the Bimini Boatyard, Johnson Marine Electronics, Seacoast Marine Finance, ACR Electronics, Luu Marine & Associates and Sky Limo Air Charters (Wahoo category Administered by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the IGFA, net tournament proceeds will be reinvested in Bimini and surrounding waters. For registration and fur ther details, contact Captain Ned Store at email@example.com or call 954-524-2225 (officecell Bimini fishing tournament to play host to world class artists Holyfield owes me a fight. I was prepared for v ictory last January and will be again if he gives me a rematch. Im not mad at the guy but he should stick to his word. S S h h e e r r m m a a n n T T a a n n k k W W i i l l l l i i a a m m s s SPOR TS NOTES TANK DEMANDS HOLYFIELD REMATCH Kent Ullberg Guy Harvey
SPORTS P AGE 10, SA TURDA Y MA Y 14, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPORTS W il li a ms re a c al le d th at w as t h e r e a s o n w h y H o l y f i e d s t ar ted b leed in g. He c am e o ut t o f i gh t i n t he t hi r d wit ho ut a p r obl em s ee ing b ut I hu rt him wi th a b od y sh ot th at k nock ed h im h alf way a cro s s t he ri ng a nd t he n I alm os t p ut hi m away a t t he end of t he r o und wit h m o r e o v e r h a n d r i g h t s h e s a i d "Bet ween r ou nds th e r ef er ee went t o Holyf ield 's cor ner a nd g av e h im h is opti ons. T hat was un usu a l f or a r ef to d o. T h e re fer ee h elp ed h im t o e s c a p e w h i c h w a s l u d i cr o us an d t her e cl ear ly wa s n o b l o o d f l ow i n g w h en t h e r ef e r e e ca l l ed a h a l t t o t h e b o u t T h e p a y p e r v i e w a nn ou n cer s n ot ed t ha t du r i ng th e b ro adcas t ." W i l l i a m s s t r e s s e d t h a t w h e n h e r e t u r n e d h o m e t o t h e Ba h a m a s s o m e p e o p l e wh o bo ugh t the pa y-p er-v ie w a sk ed him if t hey coul d g et r e f u n d s H o l y f i e l d q u i t a n d t h a t c e r t a i n l y d i d n t h e l p h i s W ar r i o r r e p u t at i o n I wa s r ob b ed W il l ia m s cl a im ed Th en at th e pos t fi ght p r es s co nf ere nc e h e i nsi nu at ed tha t I was a dir t y f ight er t ryi ng to h u r t h i m F o r h i s e n t i r e ca re er h e's bee n on e of t he d ir t ies t fi ght er s of al l t im e. "If a boxe r d oesn't w ant to g et h ur t, he s ho uld pla y ten n i s H e h a s n t g i v e n m e a r em atch b ecaus e he' s eit he r afr aid or just unwilling to get b a c k i n t h e r i n g w i t h m e A f t e r a c h e a p w i n a g a i n s t N i e ls o n he d o e s n t d es er ve t o b e cons i der ed as a wo r ld t it le fig ht chal len ger agai ns t t he Klitchk os ( Wladimir and V it ali ) or Ha ye ( D avid ), no t wit hout get ting pas t me fi rs t. O ur f igh t wasn 't r edem pti on ( n ame o f t he even t) f or hi m. H e qu it t o s a ve hi s f ig ht i n D enm ar k. Ho ly fi e ld ow e s m e a fig h t. I w a s p r e p a r e d f o r v i c t o r y la s t J an ua r y a nd w ill be ag a in i f he gives me a r ematch. I 'm n o t m a d a t t h e g u y b u t h e s ho u ld s t i ck t o h i s wo r d I f t ha t cut was s o b ad why did n 't he get s us pen ded f or 60 d ays ? I m a sk ing t he b oxi ng world to supp ort me by h oldi ng Hol yf iel d t o his wo r d." W illiams w ent o n to say he ca me t o th e Un it ed St at es in 2 0 0 7 t o l i v e t h e A m e r i c a n D r e am l i k e s o m a n y w o r l d h eavy weigh t ch amp s he h ad i d o l i s e d o n l y t o h a v e h i s op portunit y f or a major fight g et de ra ile d when H olyf ie ld got aw a y w ith qu itti ng bef ore W i l l i a m s k n o c k e d o u t t h e f ut ur e Hal l o f F am er T h e p u b l i c s h o u l d d ema nd t hat H ol yfi eld f igh t S h e r m a n a g a i n Wi l l i a m s m ana ger Si S te rn comm ent e d W h a t h a p p e n e d t h a t nig ht ( J a n. 22 ) w as horrib le I s p ent a lo t of t im e an d mon e y t o g et th at fi ght do ne. M y f i g h t e r t r a i n e d f o r mont hs, p uttin g hi s he art a nd s o u l i n t o i t o n l y t o g e t s c r e we d T h e r e s n o d o u b t a bou t t hat I t was a ter r ib le d ec i sio n by the ref eree. Why d id n't he sa y any thi ng a bou t t he cu t co min g fr om a head b ut t un ti l a ft er t he fi ght wa s o v e r ? "I t' s s o s ad Hol yf iel d sa id i n t h e r i n g r i g h t a f t e r t h e f ig ht an d on ce ag ain in t he p os t f igh t pr es s co nf er en ce, t ha t h e'd giv e us a re mat ch. T h e n h e go es o f f t o fi g ht a g u y w h o h a d n t f o u g h t i n ni ne years What a travesty." Ster n s aid the on ly reas on H o l yf i e l d wo n t f i gh t S h e r m an is t hat h e's af r aid Th e Ba h am as a c c ord in g to S t e r n w o u l d b e a p e r f e c t s p o t f o r a r e m a t c h S h e r ma n' s pro mo ter, D av id J oh ns on, has had dis c us si ons with o ff ici als in t he Baha mas a nd t h ey' ve s h own i nt er es t Bu t t h e r e a r e ot h e r v i ab l e s i t e s wi th WBF su pp or t f or Hol yf ie ldWil lia ms I I "Th is is a f ac t : The r e f eree n e v e r i n d i c a t e d t h a t t h e r e w as a he a db u t t d u r i n g t h e f i ght on ly af te r he s to pp ed t h e f ig h t. T h e r e' s n o d ou b t i n m y min d t hat Ho lyf iel d' s co r ner was n' t go in g to se nd h im ou t fo r t he fo ur th r ou nd a f t e r t h e b e a t i n g S h e r m a n gav e him in the third round ," S te rn cla ime d. "The y w ould ha ve s top ped the fi ght if the re fere e ha dn' t. S h e r m a n i s r e a d y w i n n i n g a n d a b l e t o f ig h t H ol y f i e l d a gain We'r e on ly a cal l, t ext o r ema il away. FROM page nine T ank rematch I T was a clean sweep fo r T e m ple F el l o ws h ip a s t h e y p u l l ed o f f t h ei r t h i rd c o ns e c u t iv e c h a m p i o ns h ip ti t l e i n t h e m e n s d i v i s i o n o f t h e B a p t i s t S ports C oun cil 's 2 01 1 Re v. Dr. Da vid S. J ohns on Ba s ke tball C lassic on Sa t ur d ay at t he Bai l lo u H i ll s Sp o r t in g Complex. Macedonia gave honoree, the Rev. Dr. David S. Johnson, something to ch ee r a bo u t as th e y a l s o s ec u r ed a th re e-p eat feat in t he 1 5-a ndun der d iv is ion a lt hou g h the y h a d to g o rig ht do wn to t h e w ire aga inst a pe s k y Latter-Day Eagles. A l s o o n S a t u r d a y M t T a b o r reb ou nded fr om l os ing t he op eni ng ga me by default t o w r ap up the 19a nd-u nder cro wn by w inn ing the fi nal two games in the series. Preside ntial pe nna nt w inn ing Templ e F el l o ws h i p b r o u gh t t h e cu r t a i n down on the three-month old season b y c omp leti ng th e be st-of-t hree se rie s w ith a 4 7-3 9 dec isi on ove r H ope C ent e r i n g a m e t w o a s T r e v o r S m i t h scored 16 points to earn up with the most valuable player award. John Smith scor e d 12 point s and Ian Pinder added eight to help in the win. Ryan Payne scored a game high 17 an d Ricar do S mit h add ed 11 in the loss. In the 15-and-under division, after winn ing the f ir st gam e o f the s er ies the we ek before, Mac edonia fa iled to co mplete the two-g ame swee p, los i ng 65-64 in game two. Bounce back Win B u t i n t he th i rd a n d d e c id in g ga m e M a c e d o n i a b o u n c e d b a c k a n d p o l i s h e d o ff th e t it le w it h a 5 9 56 w in ov e r La tte rDa y E a gl e s. La Qua n Na irn sco red 2 0 poi nts in t h e f i n a l e a n d h e w a s a w a r d e d t h e M V P t i t l e T e ri c o S t ra c h a n c a m e u p w i t h 1 2 a n d Je rmaine B ethe l c hippe d in with 10 in cl ud ing the ga me f ina l tw o b aske ts to se al th e w i n d ow n th e st re tc h D ar io Mc K e n z ie p um p ed i n a g a me h i gh 2 2 a n d J a rio Mc Ke n z ie h a d 1 0 in t he l oss L a t t e r D a y a v o i d e d g e t t i n g sw e e p b y w i n n i n g g a m e t w o 6 5 6 3 D a r i o M c K e n z i e s c o r e d 1 9 a n d J a r i o M c K e n z i e a d de d 18 in th e w i n. L aQuan Nair n h a d 19 and Ter ico S tr ac ha n c hi pp e d i n w i th 1 5 in a lo si ng e f f o r t In t he 1 9 -a nd -un de r div i sio n, p la y i n g w i th j u st s i x p la y e rs i n un i f o rm M t. T a b o r w ra p p e d u p t h e t i t l e w i t h a 6 1 5 0 d e c i s i o n i n t h e t h i r d a n d d e c i d i n g g a m e t hat sa w Trev on e Gra nt co me u p 26 p o in ts to be aw a rd e d th e M VP t it le in t he p roc e ss J a s p e r T h o m p s o n a n d J o r a n n A d d e r l e y b o th h a d 1 0 t o a ssi st i n th e w i n D el a no F or be s c a n ne d 2 3 a nd K e n r ic o Loc k h ar t go t 1 6 in t he lo ss. M t. Tabor stu nned Agape 72 58 t o w in game two and even the s e r ies at 1 1 Tre v o n e G ra n t e x p lo d e d f o r a g a m e high 31 points and Jorann Adderley ended up with 18 in the win. Thanks Dela no Forbe s had 25 a nd K enric o Loc khart adde d 1 6 i n the loss. Th e B S C w i sh t o t h a n k t h e B a h a m a s N at io na l B ap ti st Missi on ar y a nd E d uc ation al C onv entio n, the M i nistry of Y o u t h S p o r t s a n d C u l t u r e t h e Ba h a mas Basketb a ll Feder ation, Sir Durw ard K now les, Pete r N yg ard, t he Mai lbo at C omp any Tho mpson T ra ding Mario's Bow ling and En t e rt a inme nt Ce nte r a nd the C olo ny C lub for the ir assistan ce in their program me. T h e BS C i s no w n egot iat ing wi th M a r i o s B o w l i n g & E n t e r t a i n m e n t C e n t e r f o r t h e h o s t i n g a b o w l i n g le agu e. Nex t up on the ag end a is v olle yba ll, w hic h is sc hedu led to s ta rt in J u n e Th e B S C w i l l h o l d a m e e t i n g o n S a t urda y, Ma y 21 at 1 0 a. m. on the v oll ey ba ll cou r t at th e T o m t he B ir d G ra n t P a rk f o r a l l C h u rc h e s i nt e re st e d in pa rtici patin g in the J ason Sa unde r s Vo lley bal l C lassic T e m p l e F e l l o w s h i p w i n t h i r d consecutive championship Cl ean s w eep a t t he 20 11 R ev D a vi d S. J o hn son B aske tb al l Cl assi c Temple Fellowship men's three-peat champions T REVOR SM ITH ac ce pts h is me n's M VP t r o phy from Jo ann e 'Mo ther' Webb as coach Geno Campbell looks on. TREVONE GRANT gets his 19-and-under MVP trophy from Joanne 'Mother' Webb. LATTER-DAY 15-and-under runners-up hold up their trophies. HOPE CENTER men's runners-up pose for their trophy presentation.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011, PAGE 11 ANDROS CAT ISLAND ELEUTHERA MAYAGUANA SAN SALVADOR GREAT INAGUA G REAT EXUMA CROOKED ISLAND / ACKLINS LONG ISLAND ABACO S hown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's highs and tonights's lows. KEY WEST WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE TAMPA ORLANDOLow: 67F/19C L ow: 72F/22C Low: 73F/23C L ow: 76F/24C Low: 75F/24C Low: 78F/26C L ow: 74F/23C L ow: 74F/23C H igh: 91F/33C High: 87F/31C H igh: 86F/30C High: 86F/30C H igh: 87F/31C H igh: 87F/31C H igh: 86F/30C L ow: 75F/24C H igh: 85F/29C L ow: 72F/22C H igh: 86F/30CRAGGED ISLANDL ow: 69F/21C H igh: 88F/31C L ow: 71F/22C H igh: 83F/28C L ow: 68F/20C High: 83F/28C L ow: 70F/21C High: 85F/29C L ow: 72F/22C H igh: 89F/32C L ow: 70F/21C High: 86F/30C Low: 70F/21C H igh: 85F/29C Low: 71F/22C H igh: 88F/31C L ow: 71F/22C High: 86F/30C H igh: 84F/29CFREEPORT NASSAU MIAMI THE WEATHER REPORT 5-DAYFORECASTBrilliant sunshine C lear to partly cloudyMostly sunny with a t hunderstorm P artly sunny, a t -storm possible Partly sunny with a shower possible H igh:8 L ow:7 H igh:8 H igh:8 H igh:8 AccuWeather RealFeel AccuWeather RealFeel AccuWeather RealFeel AccuWeather RealFeel AccuWeather RealFeelP artly sunny with a shower possible High:8 Low:7 Low:7 Low:7 AccuWeather RealFeel 98F The exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatureis an index that combines the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure, and elevation on the human bodyeverything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day. 77F 95-75F 97-74F 96-73F 1 01-78F Low:7 TODAYTONIGHTSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY ALMANACH igh ..................................................86F/30C L ow ....................................................72F/22C N ormal high ......................................84F/29C N ormal low ........................................71F/22C L ast year's high ..................................82F/28C Last year's low ..................................73F/23C A s of 2 p.m. yesterday ..................................0.00" Y ear to date ..................................................3.31" N ormal year to date ......................................9.37" Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday Temperature Precipitation SUNANDMOON TIDESFORNASSAU F ull L astNew First M ay 17May 24Jun. 1Jun. 8Sunrise . . . 6:26 a.m. Sunset . . . 7:46 p.m. Moonrise . . 5:02 p.m. Moonset . . 3:55 a.m. Today Sunday Monday Tuesday HighHt.(ft.LowHt.(ft. 4:24 a.m.2.610:40 a.m.-0.6 5:03 p.m.3.211:28 p.m.-0.3 5:21 a.m.2.611:33 a.m.-0.7 5:57 p.m.3.4----6:16 a.m.2.612:25 a.m.-0.6 6:50 p.m.3.512:26 p.m.-0.9 7 :09 a.m.2.61:19 a.m.-0.6 7 :41 p.m.3.51:17 p.m.-0.9 Wednesday T hursday Friday 8:01 a.m.2.62:11 a.m.-0.6 8 :32 p.m.3.42:08 p.m.-0.9 8:53 a.m.2.53:02 a.m.-0.6 9:22 p.m.3.32:59 p.m.-0.7 9:45 a.m.2.53:53 a.m.-0.4 10:12 p.m.3.13:50 p.m.-0.4 MARINEFORECAST WINDSWAVESVISIBILITYWATER TEMPS. ABACO ANDROS CAT ISLAND CROOKED ISLAND ELEUTHERA FREEPORT GREAT EXUMA GREAT INAGUA LONG ISLAND MAYAGUANA NASSAU SAN SALVADOR RAGGED ISLAND Today:SW at 4-8 Knots5-9 Feet10 Miles78F Sunday:S at 7-14 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles78F Today:E at 3-6 Knots1-2 Feet10 Miles81F Sunday:SSE at 6-12 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles82F Today:NE at 6-12 Knots4-8 Feet10 Miles79F Sunday:ESE at 4-8 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles80F Today:NE at 6-12 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles80F Sunday:E at 4-8 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles81F Today:ENE at 4-8 Knots5-9 Feet10 Miles78F Sunday:SE at 4-8 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles79F Today:SSW at 7-14 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles81F Sunday:SSW at 8-16 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles80F Today:NE at 6-12 Knots1-2 Feet10 Miles80F Sunday:SE at 6-12 Knots1-2 Feet10 Miles80F Today:NE at 6-12 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles81F Sunday:ENE at 4-8 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles81F Today:NE at 6-12 Knots1-2 Feet10 Miles80F Sunday:E at 4-8 Knots1-2 Feet10 Miles80F Today:NNE at 4-8 Knots6-10 Feet10 Miles80F Sunday:E at 4-8 Knots4-7 Feet10 Miles81F Today:E at 4-8 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles80F Sunday:SSE at 6-12 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles80F Today:NE at 7-14 Knots1-2 Feet10 Miles81F Sunday:ESE at 6-12 Knots1-2 Feet10 Miles81F Today:NE at 6-12 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles80F Sunday:SE at 4-8 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles81F UV INDEXTODAYThe higher the AccuWeather UV IndexT Mnumber, the g reater the need for eye and skin protection.Forecasts and graphics provided by A ccuWeather, Inc. AccuWeather.com H L Atlanta A t l a n t a Highs: 78F/26C H i g h s : 7 8 F / 2 6 C Kingston K i n g s t o n Highs: 84F/29C H i g h s : 8 4 F / 2 9 C Caracas C a r a c a s Highs: 93F/34C H i g h s : 9 3 F / 3 4 C Panama City P a n a ma C i t y Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C Limon L i m o n Highs: 90F/32C H i g h s : 9 0 F / 3 2 C Managua Ma n a g u a Highs: 92F/33C H i g h s : 9 2 F / 3 3 C Cozumel C o z u m e l Highs: 90F/32C H i g h s : 9 0 F / 3 2 C Belize B e l i z e Highs: 90F/32C H i g h s : 9 0 F / 3 2 C Charlotte C h a r l o t t e Highs: 82F/28C H i g h s : 8 2 F / 2 8 C Charleston C h a r l e s t o n Highs: 86F/30C H i g h s : 8 6 F / 3 0 C Savannah S a v a n n a h Highs: 85F/29C H i g h s : 8 5 F / 2 9 C Pensacola P e n s a c o l a Highs: 84F/29C H i g h s : 8 4 F / 2 9 C Daytona Beach D a y t o n a B e a c h Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C Tampa T a m p a Highs: 87F/31C H i g h s : 8 7 F / 3 1 C Freeport F r e e p o r t Highs: 84F/29C H i g h s : 8 4 F / 2 9 C Miami Mi a m i Highs: 87F/31C H i g h s : 8 7 F / 3 1 C Nassau N a s s a u Highs: 86F/30C H i g h s : 8 6 F / 3 0 C Havana H a v a n a Highs: 93F/34C H i g h s : 9 3 F / 3 4 C Santiago de Cuba S a n t i a g o d e C u b a Highs: 84F/29C H i g h s : 8 4 F / 2 9 C San Juan S a n J u a n Highs: 85F/29C H i g h s : 8 5 F / 2 9 C Santa S a n t a Domingo D o m i n g o Highs: 86F/30C H i g h s : 8 6 F / 3 0 C Trinidad T r i n i d a d Tobago T o b a g o Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C Port-au-Prince P o r t a u P r i n c e Highs: 92F/33C H i g h s : 9 2 F / 3 3 C Cape Hatteras C a p e H a t t e r a s Highs: 77F/25C H i g h s : 7 7 F / 2 5 C Aruba Curacao A r u b a C u r a c a o Highs: 87F/31C H i g h s : 8 7 F / 3 1 C Antigua A n t i g u a Highs: 86F/30C H i g h s : 8 6 F / 3 0 C Barbados B a r b a d o s Highs: 86F/30C H i g h s : 8 6 F / 3 0 C Bermuda B e r m u d a Highs: 74F/23C H i g h s : 7 4 F / 2 3 C Atlanta Highs: 78F/26C Kingston Highs: 84F/29C Caracas Highs: 93F/34C Panama City Highs: 88F/31C Limon Highs: 90F/32C Managua Highs: 92F/33C Cozumel Highs: 90F/32C Belize Highs: 90F/32C Charlotte Highs: 82F/28C Charleston Highs: 86F/30C Savannah Highs: 85F/29C Pensacola Highs: 84F/29C Daytona Beach Highs: 88F/31C Tampa Highs: 87F/31C Freeport Highs: 84F/29C Miami Highs: 87F/31C Nassau Highs: 86F/30C Havana Highs: 93F/34C Santiago de Cuba Highs: 84F/29C San Juan Highs: 85F/29C Santa Domingo Highs: 86F/30C Trinidad Tobago Highs: 88F/31C Port-au-Prince Highs: 92F/33C Cape Hatteras Highs: 77F/25C Aruba Curacao Highs: 87F/31C Antigua Highs: 86F/30C Barbados Highs: 86F/30C Bermuda Highs: 74F/23C INSURANCEMANAGEMENTTRACKINGMAP Showers Warm Cold Stationary Rain T-storms Flurries Snow IceS hown is today's weather. Temperatures a re today's highs and t onight's lows. N S EW S E 7-14 knots N S EW S E 4 -8 knots N S EW S E 7 -14 knots N S EW S E 6 -12 knots N S EW S E 6 -12 knots N S EW S E 7-14 knots N S EW S E 7-14 knots N S EW E E E E W 3-6 knots TRIPOLI, Libya Associated Press TAUNTINGNATO, Moammar Gadhafi said Friday that he is alive despite a series of airstrikes and "in a place where you can't get me." The defiant audio recording was broadcast after the Libyan government accused NATO of killing 11 Muslim clerics with an airstrike on a disputed eastern oil town. Gadhafi had appeared on state TV but not been heard speaking since a NATO attack on his Tripoli compound two weeks ago, which officials said killed one of his sons and three grandchildren. In a brief recording played Friday on Libyan TV, Gadhafi said he wanted to assure Libyans concerned about a strike this week on his compound in Tripoli. "I tell the coward crusaders I live in a place where you can't get to me," he said. "I live in the hearts of millions." He referred to a NATO airstrike on Thursday that targeted his Bab alAziziya compound in Tripoli, claiming it had killed "three innocent journalist-civilians." Reporters on Thursday were shown t he airstrike damage by Libyan officials, including one who said Gadhafi and his family had moved away from the compound some time ago. One missile appeared to have targeted some sort of underground bunker at the compound a sprawling complex of buildings surrounded by towering concrete blast walls M any people "driven by their love for me put in many calls to check on my well-being after they heard of the cowardly missile attack of the crusaders on Bab al-Aziziya last Thursd ay, May 12," Gadhafi said in the recording, which lasted just over a minute. NATO shrugged off the statement. "We are not targeting him, our targets are solely military," alliance spokeswoman Carmen Romero said in Brussels. Shortly before Gadhafi's remarks w ere broadcast, regime spokesman Moussa Ibrahim claimed that NATO had attacked Brega while dozens of imams and officials from around Libya were gathered there to pray for peace. Ibrahim said 11 imams were killed in their sleep at a guesthouse, and 50 people were wounded, including five in critical condition. T he alliance, responding to the claim, said it had attacked a military command-and-control center in Brega, 450 miles (750 kilometers Tripoli. "We're very careful in the selection of our targets and this one was very clearly identified as a command cent er," said an official at NATO's operational headquarters in Naples, Italy, w ho spoke under the alliance's rules that he could not be named. NATO has been intensifying airstrikes in several areas of Libya against Gadhafi's troops in a bid to weaken his campaign against a rebel uprising. The sound of two airstrikes c ould be heard in Tripoli early Friday, though it was not immediately clear w hat they targeted. Ibrahim rebutted comments from Italy's foreign minister, Franco Frattini, suggesting that Gadhafi may have been wounded and possibly had fled Tripoli for some other place in Libya. "The leader is in very good health, high morale and high spirits," Ibrahim s aid. "He is in Tripoli, he is fighting... He is leading the country day by day." Imams accompanying Ibrahim when he announced the Brega attack said the slain clerics should be avenged. "We call upon Muslims all around the world to take revenge for our brothers," said imam Noureddin elMashrab. "For every man, he shouldt ake down 1,000 men." State-run Libyan television showed a concrete building in Brega with its facade blown off. Nearby houses also were damaged, and some of them were tipped off foundations. Upper stories were blown off other nearby buildings. The bodies of many of the dead i mams were laid out in two rows. Most had visible wounds, often to the head but also to legs and other extremities. Some were covered with dust scattered by the explosions. "NATO proves that it doesn't have a moral center," Ibrahim said, speaking at a news conference in the square o f the 600-year-old Mawlay Mohammed mosque in Tripoli. "Now t hey are moving to kill imams, religious leaders who are calling for peace." Ali Abou el-Sowa, one of the imams with Ibrahim, referred to Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan last week. I would like to remind my brothers ... how Osama bin Laden came into e xistence," el-Sowa said. "He was reacting to the extremist actions by the West against Islam. We do not think al-Qaida is justifiable, but we would like to remind you that hatred begets hatred." The strike on Brega came as Gadhafi faced mounting diplomatic pressure to end his 42-year hold on power. In the Hague, Netherlands, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said he would seek arrest warrants on Monday for three senior Libyan leaders for murder and persecution with Gadhafi expected to be among them. And in Washington, the White House says the U.S. and NATO will maintain their military operations in Libya as long as Gadhafi continues to attack his own people. The U.S. has been increasing its financial support for the rebels, but is not recognising their transitional council as Libya's legitimate government. A delegation from the council was meeting with U.S. officials in Washington on Friday. NATO reported Friday it had carried out 52 missions across Libya the previous day. Gadhafi's fortified compound in the capital was among the targets, and the alliance identified others as anti-aircraft missile launchers near Tripoli and buildings and gun emplacements being used by regime forces in their siege of the rebel-held port city of Misrata. The rebels control most of eastern Libya, while Gadhafi controls most of the west, including Tripoli. Misrata about 125 miles (200 kilometers southeast of Tripoli is the only rebel stronghold in the west. Local doctors say more than 1,000 of its residents have been killed in the fighting and shelling during the siege by Gadhafi's forces, but NATO said the city experienced a day free of shelling on Thursday after several days of outward advances by rebel fighters. In Tripoli, an anti-government activist, said protests have occurred this week in at least three neighborhoods in the city, accompanied by exchanges of gunfire between opposition activists and Gadhafi forces. In one neighborhood, Fashloum, the activist said he saw soldiers flooding the area and patrolling the streets in vehicles. He said he did not personally see a demonstration there but heard from other activists that there was a brief gunbattle. GADHAFI TAUNTS NATO; REGIME SAYS 11 MUSLIM CLERICS KILLED IN THIS MARCH 2, 2011 FILE PHOTO Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi waves to supporters as he arrives to speak in Tripoli, Libya. Moammar Gadhafi says he's alive after NATO attacks and has support of millions of Libyans. (AP
I NTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE SHABQADAR, Pakistan Associated Press TWOsuicide bombers attacked paramilitary police r ecruits heading home after m onths of training in this country's northwest, killing 80 people Friday in what the Pakistani Taliban called vengeance for the U.S. slaying of Osama bin Laden. The militants said they hit t he recruits out of anger at P akistan's armed forces for f ailing to stop the U.S. incurs ion that killed bin Laden, a nd promised more attacks w ould follow. The attacks came as Pakistan, an uneasy U.S. ally since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, battled suspiciont hat elements in its security f orces harbored bin Laden. M ilitary leaders told lawmakers Friday that Pakistanw as instrumental in dimini shing al-Qaida's infrastructure, but admitted negligence in tracking the Sept. 11 mastermind, who had lived in the northwest garrison city of Abbottabad for years before dying in the M ay 2 raid by U.S. Navy SEALs. The suicide bombings Friday occurred roughly three hours drive away inS habqadar, at the main gate of the facility for the Frontier Constabulary. The paramili tary police unit is a poorly e quipped but front-line force in the battle against al-Qaida and allied Islamist groupso perating along the Afghan b order. Like other branch es of Pakistan's security forces, it has received U.S. funding to try to sharpen itss kills. "We have done this to avenge the Abbottabad inci d ent," Ahsanullah Ahsan, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, told The Associated Press in a phone call. "TheP akistani army has failed to p rotect its land." He warned that the group was also planning attacks on Americans living in Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban are a loose collection of insurgent groups who carry out attacks on Pakistani territory. However, a police official cast doubt on the claim. Liaqat Ali Khan said mili tants fighting security forces in the nearby Mohmand tribal region were the primary suspects. At least 80 people were killed, including 66 recruits, and around 120 people were wounded, Khan said. The blasts shattered the air as some 900 young men were leaving the center after spending six months train-i ng there. They were in high spirits and looking forward to seeing their families, for which some had broughtg ifts, a survivor said. We were heading toward a van when the first blast took place and we fell on theg round and then there was another blast," said 21-yearold Rehmanullah Khan. "We enjoyed our timet ogether, all the good and bad weather, and I cannot forget the cries of my friends before they died." Explosions The scene was littered with shards of glass mixed with blood and flesh. Thee xplosions destroyed at least 10 vans. It was the first major militant attack in Pakistan since bin Laden's death on May 2, and the deadliest this year. Following bin Laden's killing, militants had pledged to avenge the killing and launch reprisal strikes in Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban is an al-Qaida-linked umbrella group of militant organizations that is distinct from, but tied to, the Afghan Taliban. While both groups share a hatred for America, the Pakistani Taliban have also attacked the Pakistani state, blaming it for keepinga n alliance with Washington. The Pakistani Taliban often try to tap into popular sentiments in the country,w here anti-Americanism is o ften stronger than feelings against Islamist militants despite attacks killing anu ntold number of civilians. The White House said it is continuing in a state of high vigilance after bin Laden'sd eath. "We take very seriously the fact that while al-Qaida is weakened, it is not dead andi t is obviously entirely possible, even likely, that terrorists whether organized or lonew olves, might try to respond w ith revenge attacks of some kind," White House press secretary Jay Carney said. Pakistani officials have tread cautiously since the bin Laden raid amid public fury and disbelief. They have said that bin Laden's death was justice, but that they werenot informed in advance of a raid they describe as a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. In a closed-door session with Parliament on Friday, Pakistan's intelligence chief, Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, admitted "negligence" on the part of authorities in failing to find bin Laden, but also said his staff had long cooperated with the U.S. to try to destroy al-Qaida by killingo r catching many of bin Laden's allies, according to Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan. B in Laden was like a dead person despite being alive," Awan quoted the intelligence chief as saying. P asha rarely talks to media on the record. Lawmakers said after the session that he'd indicated he'd be willingt o resign over the matter, but that no one demanded he do so. Helicopter s A ccording to Awan, an air force official said the military learned that "American planes were loaded withb ombs" were in the air in Afghanistan, ready to retaliate in case Pakistani planes tried to intercept the U.S. helicopters. The U.S. has said it sent extra helicopters into Pakistani airspace to provide backup in case the Navy SEALs had to fight their way out of the country. Those at the briefing included Pakistan's power ful army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The military leaders assured lawmakers that Pakistan's nuclear arsenals are safe and promised to improve the country's air defenses, Awan said. Despite their displeasure with Pakistan, which manyA merican officials believe maintains links to Afghan militants, the U.S. is likely to do its best to salvage the rela-t ionship simply because it n eeds Islamabad's coopera tion to bring an end to the war in Afghanistan. T he U.S. and NATO, for instance, rely heavily on Pakistani land routes to supply their troops. O n Friday, some two dozen vehicles, including 15 tankers carrying fuel for NATO in Afghanistan, wered estroyed when a blast ripped through a parking lot in Pakistan's Khyber tribalr egion, government official T ahir Khan said. Also Friday, Pakistani intelligence officials said a U.S. missile strike killed three people near the Afghan border. The four missiles struck a vehicle in the Doga Madakhel village of North Waziristan tribal region. North Waziristan is home to many militants dedicated to attacking Western troops in Afghanistan. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media. They did not know the iden tities of the dead. Pakistan suicide bombs kill 80 to avenge bin Laden PAKISTAN ARMY SOLDIERS are on alert at the site of a bombing in Shabqadar near Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, May 13, 2011. A pair of suicide bombers attacked recruits leaving a paramilitary training center in Pakistan on Friday, killing 80 people in the first retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden by American commandos. The Taliban claimed responsibility, blaming the Pakistani military for failing to stop the U.S. raid. (AP ATTACKS ON PARAMILITARY POLICE RECRUITS BEIRUT Associated Press SYRIAN security forces opened fire on thousands of protesters Friday, killing at least six people as soldiers tried to head off demonstrations by occupying mosques and blocking public squares, human rights activists said. A leading activist told The Associ ated Press that three people were killed in Homs, two in Damascus and one in a village outside Daraa, the southern city where the nationwide uprising began in March. He asked that his name not be used for fear of reprisals by the government. Revolt In Damascus, the capital, three rallies were held the largest number of protests held at one time in the city during the two-month revolt against President Bashar Assad. Thousands in Syria have persevered with the demonstrations, turning up in huge numbers on Fridays the Islamic day of prayer only to be met with bullets, tear gas and batons by security forces. One activist in Homs, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, said security forces dressed in black and shadowly pro-regime gunmen known as "shabiha" were doing the shooting. He said the regime forces first fired in the air, then shot directly into the crowd as protesters continued their way. Human rights groups say that between 700 and 850 people have been killed since the start of the revolt against Assad's repressive regime. In Damascus, security forces fired tear gas in the Zahra neighborhood, forcing scores of people to disperse. In nearby Mazzeh, protesters ran away when security forces arrived. In Muhajereen, security forces used batons to scatter dozens of people, activists said. Assad has come under scathing crit icism for the crackdown, with the United States and Europe imposing sanctions. On Friday, Britain summoned Syr ia's ambassador to warn that new sanctions will target the regime's hierarchy if Assad does not halt the country's violent crackdown on protest ers. Syrian Ambassador Sami Khiyami was called in for talks with political director Geoffrey Adams the second time in recent weeks he had been ordered to explain his government's actions. In several volatile areas of Syria, residents said soldiers occupied mosques and blocked off major pub lic areas Friday to prevent people from leaving their homes. Soldier s "The army has transformed major mosques in the city into military bar racks where soldiers sleep, eat and drink," said a resident in the coastal town of Banias. "They've put up barriers and sandbags around the mosques." Up to 1,200 security forces have deployed in the public square in the center of town, and soldiers and armed thugs have broken into shops, offices and homes to intimidate people. There is a media blackout in Syria, making it impossible to confirm witness accounts independently. Wit nesses spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for their per sonal safety. Other protests were around the northeastern city of Qamishli, where about 5,000 people marched in the streets chanting "Freedom!" and "Freedom to political prisoners!" said rights activist Mustafa Osso. Thousands also were demonstrating in the nearby towns of Amouda and Derbasiyeh, he said. The government's crackdown has increased in intensity in recent days. On Wednesday, the army shelled residential areas in central and southern Syria, killing 19 people, a human rights group said. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton slammed the Syrian government's assault on demonstrators and said the violence indicates that Assad is weak, though she stopped short of saying he must quit. "Treating one's own people in this way is in fact a sign of remarkable weakness," Clinton said during a trip to Greenland. The revolt was touched off in midMarch by the arrest of teenagers who scrawled anti-regime graffiti on a wall. Since then, the protests have spread nationwide and the death toll already has exceeded those seen during the uprisings in Yemen and Tunisia. THOUS ANDS PROTEST ACROSS SYRIA; AT LEAST SIX KILLED LORCA, Spain Associated Press S PAIN'Scrown prince and princess comforted r elatives of nine people killed in Spain's deadliest earthquakes in more than 50 years, hugging them and shaking theirh ands Friday as the roya ls slowly made their way along a long row of mourners. Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia bent down to chat with the mourners at a crowded funeral Mass celebratedi n a trade center, part of which has been turned into a makeshift refugee camp after two quakes W ednesday left many homeless in the southeastern agricultural cityo f Lorca. Many of those in the front row at the Mass wore dark glasses. At o ne point, the prince s tooped down to speak to a boy and affectiona tely ruffled the child's dark hair. Another of those at the Mass was Teresa Corbalan, 65, who lost a c ousin in the second of the two temblors. Pedro J ose Rubio Corbalan, 73, was in a bar playing dominoes when the second, larger quake hit. He was struck fatally in the h ead by falling concrete as he tried to run out s ide. The family is destroyed," Corbalan s aid. Also attending the Mass was Prime Minister Jose Luis RodriguezZ apatero, who earlier toured the ravaged city for a firsthand look at widespread damage that forced an estimated 3,000 people to spenda nother night sleeping in t ents in makeshift camps. Zapatero visited the area hardest hit by W ednesday's two quakes, which also injured nearly 300, and pledged the government will help the city of 90,000 people rebuild and return to normal as s oon as possible. Z apatero watched crews tear away loose chunks of concrete fromt he tops of buildings and let them crash to the ground, raising clouds of dust. "It is my conviction that we are going to meet this test," he said afterward. "The earth quake was hard and strong. But this country is stronger. Its desire for solidarity and recon struction are stronger." The Cabinet approved an emergency aid pro gram for people who lost their homes or businesses. Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba gave no overall figure, but the plan includes money for people to rent elsewhere while their destroyed or damaged homes are repaired or rebuilt, and euro25 mil-lion ($35 million) in credit lines for people to repair their places of business, farms, factories or even cars or motorcycles. He also said it was likely the government would reassess building safety regulations. "It's logical that we look into the whole of the con struction regulations," Rubalcaba said. At the funeral Mass, there were only four coffins in part because some of the families ofthe deceased wanted private funerals, town hall and regional officials said. Lorca's mayor said Thursday that of around 550 buildings inspected so far by engineers and architects, more than half are uninhabitable. S PAIN MOURNS A ND PLEDGES RECONSTRUCTION AFTER QUAKES