N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER DPP accused of abusing pr ocess Volume: 107 No.175SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER WARMAND HUMID HIGH 91F LOW 80F Top prosecutor or dered to appear at Court of Appeal TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FREEINSIDETODAY: PUZZLES, GAMESAND LOADSOFFUNINYOUR KIDSSCOOP MAGAZINE FREEINSIDETODAY: 2011 HURRICANE SEASON SUPPLEMENT I N S I D EH O W T O P R O T E C T Y O U R H O M E A N D F A M I L Y G O V T B U I L D I N G S S E T F O R S H U T T E R S P R E P A R I N G F O R A D I S A S T E R B U S Y H U R R I C A N E S E A S O N P R E D I C T E D A N D M O R ET H E T R I B U N E J U N E 2 0 1 1 By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter n email@example.com D IRECTOR of Public Prosecutions Vinette Graham-Allen has been ordered to appear in the Court of Appeal on Monday after coming under fire for claim ing the court had erred in a judgment, a charge the court claimed was baseless. Mrs Graham-Allen was criticised yesterday for misleading the appellate court in making an urgent appli cation for leave to appeal a judgment in the case of for mer death row inmate Godfrey Sawyer. Mrs Graham-Allen and prosecutor Jillian Williams, who signed the notice of motion, have been ordered to appear in court at 2pm Monday to explain the circumstances under which the application was made on April 19. Mrs Graham Allen is said to be out of the jurisdiction. The court handed down its written judgment in Sawyers case yesterday, more than three months after having quashed his murder and armed robbery convictions and ordering that he be retried for manslaughter. Justice Stanley John stated yesterday: The events that occurred after the announcement of our decision and the consequent making of an urgent appli cation to this court for permission to appeal to the Privy Council has caused me some disquiet. It now seems clear to me that the court was misled. There was no basis upon which it could be believed that the appeal had drawn issues of great public importance. He further stated: It appears to me that the Director of Public Prosecutions appeared in this court and made an application on a ground on which she had no basis to believe was true. The court had not on that date given its reasons. It is plain from the reasons which have now been given that no issue of great public importance arises. Justice John said that the actions by the prosecution had exposed the court to the risk of comment and per haps disapproval from the Privy Council. Justice George Newman, who had been on the panel which heard Sawyers appeal, expressed similar sentiments yesterday. Justice Newman stated that normally an application for permission to appeal to the Privy Council should not be made until the reasons of the court are made avail able, unless there are pressing reasons for doing so. When our decision was given, it was said our reasons would be given later. Counsel for the prosecution did not suggest that there was any urgency in the mat ter. I do not understand how within 24 hours the position changed. The first step should have been an appli R R E E G G I I O O N N A A L L H H I I V V T T E E S S T T I I N N G G D D A A Y Y TESTCASE: Scores of people turned out for free rapid HIV testing in Rawson Square yesterday. The testing was done through a partnership between Scotiabank and the Ministry of Health in honour of the 2011 Regional HIV Testing Day. n SEE PAGESEVEN By SANCHESKA BROWN HOMEOWNERS in an upscale gated community are furious, claiming they live in a perpetual construction site because the developers have failed to fulfil all of their contractual duties. Residents of Twin Lakes, a development in Skyline Lakes, claim they have not been provided with water or cable services and that the roads remain unpaved, years after the work was supposed to have been completed. One of the developers admitted yes terday that the project has had some delays, but said all obligations regarding installation of infrastructure have been fulfilled, and that road and sewerage works are in the process of being completed. One resident, who does not wish to be named, said that when the families purchased the lots, they were promised that the necessary utilities would be installed in about two years time. But, she said, more than five years have passed and much of the work still needs to be done. In fact, the woman said, she and other residents had to have personal wells installed in addition to septic tanks, costing them more than $6,000. The residents have now formed a homeowners association and have By SANCHESKA BROWN R ESIDENTS across New P rovidence were warned to expect more power cuts until the Bahamas Electricity Corporation restored two failed generators. Yesterday BEC promised to soon restore p ower to the thousands of c ustomers who were forced to sit for two days in the s ummer heat without elect ricity after three company g enerators shut down. The RESIDENTS RECEIVE POWER CUTS WARNING By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPORT There were some surprising upsets in the local government elections, particularly in the City of Freeport where newcomers secured five of the nine seats on the council. Yesterday Parliamentary Commissioner Erroll Bethel said results from the polls in other islands were "trickling in," however, the outcome was not available up to press time. According to unofficial results, Joanna NewtonRussell, Fritz Thompson, Clement Campbell and Kyle Hall were not re-elected to serve on the council. In Marco City, Kevin Ferguson was re-elected with newcomer Solomon Morley. The pair who had formed an alliance beat out incum bent Joanna Newton Russell, Stephen Bain, Adeisha Brice-Briggs, Bethsheba Strachan and Leroy Watson. This was one of the highly contested and anticipated seats on the Freeport Council. In High Rock, newcomers educator Chervita Campbell and businessman Don Martin were elected as two local representatives, beating incumbents Fritz Thompson, Clement Campbell and Kyle Hall. William Martinborough FREEPOR T: LOC ALGOVERNMENTPOLLS TWINLAKES: ANGERWITHDEVELOPERS NEW C OMERS PULL OFF SURPRISE IN COUNCIL ELECTIONS HOMEOWNERS: WE LIVE IN PERPETU AL CONSTRUCTION SITE VINETTE GRAHAM-ALLEN Tim Clarke /Tribune staff SEE page six SEE page six SEE page six SEE page six
LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011 THE TRIBUNE B y LAMECH JONHSON THE popular saying time h eals all wounds is true s ome of the time. But when it comes to neglected anim als, more than time is required. Mike, The Tribunes Pet o f the Week, is a furry black dog who lives at the B ahamas Humane Society, the oldest animal shelter and charity in the country. W hen T he Tribune f irst met Mike, he assisted Fiona Moodie, head of adoptions, conduct a tour and ensured t hat she didnt leave any place or animal unaccounted for. Ms Moodie called him n osy and said that he likes other peoples business. Inquisitive Mikes inquisitive personality has made him wellloved by staff and volunteers a t the society, and he returns t heir love enthusiastically. But Mike was not always so l oving or lovable. H e was found by the socie ty a few years ago on C armichael Road on the v erge of death. Staff memb er Donna Kiriaze said: He was honestly dying. Id haveg iven no more than 48 hours i f he wasnt helped immediately. He was just cut off f rom life. When we found him, he almost had no hair on his body. He was curled up in a cage for three days. M ike was fed and treated by the staff, and slowly his health began to improve. Eventually he got better and he came around. You could see it in his eyes, Donna said. N ow, the turnaround is c omplete so much so that Ms Kiriaze and the rest oft he staff have labelled him a n ambassador for the society. Hes always there ready to welcome the guests when they enter the door. He l oves the kids and the workers. Hes just a loving creat ure, she said. It took time, love and caring for Mike to recover from near death andb ecome a healthy condition dog that is ready and waiting to be adopted into a loving home. Meet Mike, an ambassador for the Bahamas Humane Society P ET O F THE W E EK BEFORE AFTER With love and care, neglected dog makes remarkable recovery BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter d email@example.com F REEPORT Grand Bahama Powe r Company president and CEO Sarah McDonald said the company is making an investment in islands future by constructing an $80 million diesel generation plant. Today marks a turning point in the energy future for Grand Bahama Power Company and the island of GrandB ahama, she said at an official ground breaking on Thursday evening. The new 52MW plant, which will be situated on six acres of land near the companys steam plant, is expected tob e completed next summer. Attending the groundbreaking was Minister of Public Works Neko Grant SEE page three COMPANY HAILS INVESTMENT IN GRAND BAHAMAS FUTURE
TWO teens died in sepera te suspected drowning incidents this week, police said. A 15-year-old boy and a g roup of friends were swimm ing at Junkanoo Beach on West Bay Street at 12.20pm on Thursday when the teen d rowned, police were told. A few hours later, at 4 pm, a 14-year-old boy was found d ead in the Sea Breeze Canal. A ccording to police, the resident of Charles Saunders Highway was discovered byf riends floating in the canal. Police are uncertain of the circumstances surroundingt he incident but preliminary reports suggest that the youngster drowned. Shooting incidents POLICE are investigating two separate shooting incidents which left a man and a woman in hospital. The first incident occurred s hortly after 8am on Thurs day at Collins Avenue. Preliminary reports indicate that a 54-year-old woman wasa t the Diagnostic Centre off Collins Avenue when she was shot to the thigh and the but-t ocks. The woman was taken to hospital by private vehicle where she is detained in seri-o us condition. An active police investiga tion continues. The second incident occurred shortly after 4pm on Thursday at Lightbourne Avenue off Farrington Road. Reports indicate that the victim, a 29-year-old man, was with two other men inside a home when they were approached by a masked man armed with a high powered weapon, who demanded cash. The gunman reportedly robbed the victim of an undetermined amount of cash and s hot him in the left leg. The victim was taken to h ospital by ambulance, where h e is listed in stable condition. T he other two men were not injured, police said. Gun, ammo r ecovered POLICE recovered a handg un and ammunition in a local c emetery. According to reports, offi cers from the Central Detect ive Unit (CDU tip, went to the St Barnabas Cemetery at 3.40pm Thurs d ay, and found the handgun and ammunition. No one has been arrested in connection with the find a nd active investigations con tinue. Handgun discovered TWO men were taken into p olice custody Thursday night a fter police found a handgun, a shotgun and a large quanti ty of ammunition. D rug Enforcement Unit (DEU men, ages 24 and 26, at 5.20pm at the Odyssey Inter national Airport. Two men arrested T WO men were arrested by police Thursday night after police found what they believe to be stolen handbags and wallets. CDU officers arrested the men sometime around 7.35 pm on Thursday at Andros Avenue and East Street. The men ages 44 and 48 years were taken into custody after they were found in possession of a number of Gucci and Coach Handbags and wallets suspected of being stolen. Police investigations into the matter continue. Suspected marijuana T WO men were arrested a fter police found what appeared to be marijuana plants growing in their yard. M obile Division officers made the arrest after midday on Thursday at the men'sh ome in Golden Gates #1. T he suspects are 33 and 39 yearsold. Armed robberies plea POLICE are requesting the p ublics assistance in locating those responsible for two separate armed robberies. The first occurred at 11am o n Thursday at Tronicquest Technology, Prince Charles Drive. Two men robbed the store of an undetermined number of lap top computers before fleeing in a black Nis s an Maxima. The second incid ent happened around 1pm at the office of the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery. G unmen made off in a light blue Honda with an undis closed amount of cash along with an employees handbag and jewellery. Anyone with information regarding these or any other matters are urged to call police on 919, 9 11, the Central Detective Unit on 502-9991 or 502-9910, or Crime Stoppers on 328TIPS. Police tip POLICE are encouraging parents to keep tabs on their children at all times during the summer break. If they go to the beach, it should be with a responsible adult who will insure they do not dive into unfamiliar waters, play in deep water or swim alone. Children should a lways swim close to the shore and should be told thati f they experience a cramp, t hey are t o call for help immediately. T hey should also be a dvised that if caught in a rip current, it is best to swim sideways until free never against the currents pull. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011, PAGE 3 A MURDER charge a gainst a former prison guard has been reinstated three weeks after the prosecution dropped the matter in Supreme Court. Jerome Bethel, 38, had been on trial for the murdero f Gary Gardiner, who was stabbed in a fight on February 11, 2009. It was alleged that the victim was the boyfriend ofB ethels ex-girlfriend at the t ime. B ethel was a prison officer f rom 1995 to 2001. T he prosecution abruptly entered a nolle prosequi in t he case after Justice Vera Watkins delivered two rulings on the admissibility ofe vidence. Bethel was back before C hief Magistrate Roger G omez on Friday to once a gain face the murder c harge. He is expected to appear b efore Senior Justice Jon Isaacs on July 1 to bea rraigned in the Supreme C ourt. B ethel has been remanded to Her majestys Prison. He is being represented b y attorney Murrio Ducille. S ECTIONS of Marathon Road between Wulff Road and Samana Drive have been temp orarily closed. M otorists travelling north and southbound should use Claridge Road, Wulff Road and Solifier Road as alternate routes. T he Ministry of Works warned motorists to observe traffic man agement signs in place and travel with caution while the worki s being carried out. Signs are in p lace to identify safe passage for pedestrians and access points to the businesses/residences in the a rea from the diversion route. D etours are clearly marked to allow for the safety of pedestrians and motorists. The ministry thanked the publ ic for its continued support and patience during the construction period. "We apologize for any inconv enience that may be caused by t his closure and request that the public use the alternate routesp rovided. "The ministry looks forward t o the cooperation of the motori ng public," the ministry said. Those who require additional i nformation should contact the P roject Execution Unit on its hotline at 302-9700 or through e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. MARATHON S IGNS: P ictured are signs indicating temporary road closure and t raffic divers ions on sections of M arathon Road b eginning at Wulff Road to S emana Drive. ( BIS photo /Letisha H enderson) n Marathon Road between Wulff Road and Samana Drive affected court NEWS MURDER CHARGE REINSTATED POLICEBRIEFS Police probe two alleged drownings who also made brief r emarks at the site on West Sunrise Highway. Grand Bahama Port Authority President Ian Rolle and vice president Ginger Moxey were also present. Ms McDonald thanked the GBPA for agreeing toa new rate structure which has allowed the company to make the capital investment required to build the new plant without any increase in base rates for GBPC customers. Reiss Engineering Ltd is the project engineer. Burmeister and Wain Scandanavian Contractor is the general contractor. Waugh Construction Bahamas Ltd is the civil contractor. Employed Some 70 Bahamians will be employed during the construction phase. Ms McDonald said the new plant is part of the companys long-term strategy to improve reliability and stabilise power rates on Grand Bahama. The number one thing I have been told I need to fixis reliability and this is the first step in doing that, she said. In addition to the new plant, the company is also exploring the option of renewable energy on the island. The company has completed a wind study and has received approval for implementation for some wind firms. We are currently looking for the best site, McDonald told The Tribune It is a challenge to make it economical but we do have approval to go ahead with it and we will be working toward that. COMPANY HAILS INVESTMENT IN GBS FUTURE FROM page two NEKO GRANT
EDITOR, The Tribune Arent we tired of appeasing other countries? Havent we bent over far enough? What else do we have to do to satisfy someone elses agenda? The Bahamas have been fools long enough. We have sacrificed our people enough times to be accepted by other countries. When are we going to say, enough is enough? Who among us has the will to step out on the limb, sacrifice their useless popularity, bite the bullet and do this one for the frightened Bahamian people, just once. We are sick to our stom achs of the recent ruling by the Privy Council. The results are totally unacceptable. W e are terrified from all of the murders and the accused being allowed to roam freely on our streets, only to kill again. Then, guess what they are released again on bail to repeat his heinous act bragging they cant do anything with me! These creatures systematically also kill the witnesses. What civilized country would allow these people to continue doing what they do? Everyone in authority seems so nonchalant about it. The time has come where we are removing our political allegiances to save our coun try. We cannot in good con science anymore ignore that we are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a once peaceful n ation. The most terrifying point is, it appears that nothing can or is being done. The laws on the books mean nothing, because games are being played to not enforce them. This has nothing to do with any politicians per sonal opinion. Technicalities and roadblocks seem to have been intentionally placed in the way to frustrate what is in fact on the books. The time has come that, when a candidate comes to your house, he should be made to say if he believes in capital punishment or not. If the answer is no, then he should be banished to Siberia forever. Right now, there is nothing more important than carrying out the laws on the books. We could care less what the white Lords in London think. I fully agree with Rodney Moncur on capital punishment and will use my own methods to show my support. Murderers, many who have been given the freedom to do it again, are slaughtering too many mothers, daughters, sons, husbands and friends. Our judicial system has broken down. The judges who give bail to people who have killed are simply heartless. And the judges who give bail to repeat murderers are off the chain. How could they look us in the eye after contributing to this mayhem in our society? What would it take for the politicians to get serious? Does someone close to them have to be killed for them to get the memo? We have passed the argument if hanging is a deterrent. We are stuck on the fact that it is the ultimate punishment. When an animal rapes a young lady, crushes her skull and then sets her on fire is not seen as the most hideous crime, then what is? Only a heartless person can trivialize this brutal, cold-blooded murder. There can be only one consequence for this. The perpetrator should suffer the same fate. I am sorry but arrangements for the people to have their say must be forthwith. This one issue is a make or b reak issue. We cannot tolerate it anymore The recent ruling is the straw that broke the camels back. I strongly suggest that the authorities move with haste to r emedy this. We are waiting with baited breath. Politics a side, we are human first, then we are Bahamian, then we are FNM, PLP or otherwise. This is a human issue and all and sundry had better deal with it as such. IVOINE INGRAHAM Nassau, Jun 22, 2011. E DITOR, The Tribune. The licensing of firearms is the responsibility of the police. It h as always been the responsibility of the head of the Criminal I nvestigation Department (now CDU work is carried out at the Criminal Records Office. There are fees to be paid when the licence is obtained and for each renewal. It is the responsibility of the holder of the licence to present that licence to the firearms licensing office by Decem ber, 31st, each year to apply for the renewal, which is not auto m atic as a renewal could be refused by the police. S hould the renewal of your licence be refused you will be i nstructed to turn the gun into the police for safekeeping until you can disposed of it. This could be by sale or gift to any othe r person, who obtains a licence. It is very important to note, that firearm licences in most cases are issued for sports. On the application form the applicant must state the purpose for obtaining the weapon. In most cases it is for sport. (The amoured vehicle companies have obtained shot gun licences for their trained staff as part of the equipment when escorting c ash). P olice officers receiving information about anyone moving about with any weapon must act promptly to determine: (a ( b) if the person carrying the weapon is authorised to do so; (c o f someone being assaulted or hurt by the person carrying the weapon and (d in possession. Licence holders are not authorised to carry such weapons for self protection or business protection. I recall decades ago when Mr Salathiel Thompson was Commissioner and I was in charge of CID we decided that all gun licence holders must present their guns to the Firearms Licens ing Office for inspection before renewal. We had suspected that shotguns had been stolen and not reported to the police. Licence holders cooperated. A member of parliament ignored the request. Mr Thompson sent a letter to him demanding, that he bring his four shotguns in for inspection. He did not bring the guns in. We executed a search warrant, collected the guns and the MPs licences were not renewed. Leaders and persons in authority in our country must obey the law. It is not the fault of the police when one does not licence his shotgun and is found to be carrying it around in pub lic places. Finally, when making an arrest the police officer accepts a number of responsibilities, which includes preventing the person arrested from escaping and the safety of himself and the person arrested. The use of handcuffs is to be decided by the arresting officer. It is part of police training. The training demands that police officers identify themselves and inform the person of the reason for his/her arrest. Police officers are expected to be polite, but firm. We served with honour we remember with pride. PAUL .THOMPSON Sr Nassau, June 17, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 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 I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 W EBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm PARIS When history books are written, this should go down as the week when FIFA's paper-thin last scraps of dignity and credibility withered and died. Because this was the week that world football's governing body exposed itself: It professes to "zero tolerance" of corruption but, from its actions this week, "zero scruples" appears closer to the truth. This May, football officials called to a meeting in the Caribbean were offered brown envelopes stuffed with $40,000 in $100 notes and told not to breathe a word. We know this because some but not all the officials later blew the whistle. FIFA investigated. Its conclusions, leaked this week, were that the payments seem to have been bribes and that two of its most senior and influential executives FIFA vice president Jack Warner and Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam were allegedly neck-deep in the dirt. Evidence, FIFA said, was "comprehen sive, convincing and overwhelming." Bin Hammam wanted Sepp Blatter's job as FIFA president. For that, he needed football officials' votes. From FIFA's report, it appears he was ready to pay for them. Warner, one of football's most powerful men, allegedly used his clout and contacts to act as bin Hammam's facilitator. FIFA's report accused him of arranging the May 10-11 meeting at a hotel on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and of condoning the payoffs. If FIFA put football's interests first, Warner should have been banished as an example to others, packed off in disgrace, good riddance. FIFA's report even suggested as much. "Corruption affects the very core of sports and is to be considered as nothing less than life-threatening for sports and sports organizations. Thus, if there is considerable sus picion that offences related to corruption might have been committed, immediate action is imperative," it said. "FIFA has a direct and pressing interest in barring the persons concerned from sports immediately and effectively," it added. "In this regard, FIFA and the FIFA Ethics Committee adhere to a zero tolerance approach." You can almost hear Warner laughing. He walked away, resigning this week from football duties and taking with him his secrets from 28 years inside the most discredited governing body in sports. Whatever knowledge Warner may have of any misdeeds within FIFA, the "football tsunami" of embarrassing revelations that he threatened to unleash, he can now keep for himself. Good deal for Warner, an insult for football. Warner is not banned from football stadiums or from contacting buddies still working in the game, officials who owe him their jobs and may still do his bidding. It seems, although FIFA's press office won't outright confirm or deny this, that Warner may even still be eligible for his FIFA pension, payable for as many years as he served on the executive committee 28. The biggest scandal is that FIFA waved off Warner with kind words of thanks, saying his football work was "appreciated and acknowledged." FIFA's statement completely omitted mention of its own report, which it was sitting on, that accused him of knowing about, facilitating and condoning the alleged bribery in the Caribbean. Nor did it recall the 2006 World Cup ticket scam for which Warner's family was fined, or the oth er alleged financial misdeeds that critics linked him to over the years. FIFA closed its ethics probe of Warner. And because Warner is no longer involved in football, FIFA said it no longer has any authority to investigate him. That may be true, but FIFA surely didn't need to go the extra mile and state, as it so obligingly did, that Warner's "presumption of innocence is maintained." FIFA hasn't been so forgiving with others, like Michel Zen-Ruffinen, Blatter's former right-hand man forced out for crossing swords with his boss a decade ago. Last November, FIFA declared Zen-Ruffinen "persona non grata" after he told reporters that countries bidding for the World Cup were secretly trading votes. So why was Warner accorded such a facesaving send-off? Out of fear that he might, if dealt with strictly, pull down others in FIFA, too? More worrisome is why Warner and bin Hammam apparently felt safe that they wouldn't get into trouble for the alleged bribery in May and that officials offered wads of cash wouldn't double-cross them. Does that suggest that, in the past, officials simply took the money? And is this how FIFA presidential votes are won? These are questions Warner no longer needs to answer. How can that be zero tolerance? (This article was written by John Leicester, AP Sports Columnist). The death penalty is a must now! LETTERS l email@example.com Zero tolerance? At FIFA, zero scruples THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASVisit our website at www.cob.edu.bsChapter One Bookstore, Thompson Boulevard, will be closed from Monday,June 27th to Friday, July 1st, 2011 for the year-end inventory. 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THE Bahamas Postal Service this week issued a set of three commemorative postage stamps highlighting the Royal Wedding of Prince William and CatherineM iddleton. The royal couple wed on April 29. The stamps are valued at 15 c ents, 50 cents, and 65 cents. The 15 cent value shows William and Kate attending the wedding of a friend in Austria together in September, 2008. The 50 cent value shows the couple in the State Rooms at St James Place in London following the announcement of their engagement. The 65 cent value shows the couple on the balcony of Buckingham Palace sharing their now famous first kiss as a married cou ple. The kiss delighted thousands of onlookers gathered in front of the Palace. The Postal Service has also released a souvenir sheet with a $5 stamp showing the cou ple as they left Westminster Abbey, after the ceremony, as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The background of the souvenir sheet shows the Abbey during the wedding ceremony. On November 16th, 2010 an announcement was made by Clarence House that confirmed that Prince William, oldest son of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales had become engaged to his long-time girlfriend Catherine. William and Catherine were both 28-years-old when the announcement was made and met while students at the Uni versity of St Andrews. Prince William is second in line to the British throne and the eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Westminster Abbey, site of many royal events and was viewed by an estimated audience of two billion people worldwide.The Bahamas' monarch representative Sir Arthur Foulkes, governor-general and his wife Lady Foulkes along with Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and wife Deloris travelled to Lon don to attend the wedding. As part of the celebrations, the Ministry of Tourism invited visitors to the islands to celebrate at a tea party at Government House, the official home of the governor-general. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011, PAGE 5 I vex at the raggedy Bahamian flags our Government proudly flying by the roundabout close to the new airport departure terminal. I was too shock when I dropped my friend off to LPIA the other day and looked up to see them stringy flags flapping in the air, threads blowing the wind. "We spend all dis money to build that nice new section to impress our tourists but when they drive up to the new place and see the disrespect we have for our national flag they will wonder what kind of pride we have. "Surely Government can afford couple dollars to replace those torn things and stop shamin' Bahamians like that," I gat pride "I vex that them bigwigs at BEC ain' have enough shame to resign from their posts. Year after year poor black and white people must deal with blackouts with little to know explanation. Why are these men and women sitting up in A/C office while the poor man sweating in the dark 'cause they can't get it together? "I wonder if the light at BEC is go off when everyone else in darkness? I say send them home and bring in a whole new bunch who know how to manage money, equipment and light effectively," Scared of the dark "I vex that I is led to believe that when the judge is sentences you to life in prison for something like murder, it seems you can get to come out in 'bout 10 years or less for good behaviour. .so after a short number of years the murderer is staring the victim's family and children in their face," Fer Real "I am vex that after this magnificent stadium (built athletic youth to propel, to excel, to be the champions, the presentation that we have seen manifested amid the contrasting sorrowful crime situation etc, one clown had to go an' be the first one to start tiefing the stadium copper wire," Can't win for losing "I am vex when people calls Fox Hill, 'Fox Hell'. I read that the rules of the Prison Act mandate that each prisoner receives 20 cigarettes per week. One former inmate boasted that they, each prisoner, gets from the Government each week one bag of corn flakes without the box, one bag of oats, one can of sweet milk and one package of cigarettes. The inmate also claims that they gets fed fish from the illegal fishing boats. "One also wonders that these guys want to return to 'Fox Hell' prison rather than be out in this crime filled society with unjust laws !" Taxpayer "I am baffled and vex that only a few years ago a few senior members of the Christian clergy had publicly expressed their views and rightly so that they are against the death penalty. Now recently another group of pastors had publicly expressed their pro-death penalty views and again rightly so. "Now how is it that members of our Bahamaland, a nation guided by Christian principles now have two opposing versions of the same Christian Bible. Get yinna act together man!" Crime vic t im "I am vex that the UN and all its some 194 countries except the Bahamas pushing for the Haitians to remain here until things 'improve' in Haiti. Who they is think they is fooling? T'ings (been bad in Haiti for 200 plus years now and though we is the same descendants from Africa we is a sovereign, struggling, different, cul ture (with a "We are running a deficit an' $4 billion debt and we are overw helmed with illegals. Let the others show their mettle an' do their part now instead of passing the buck," Nobodys Fool "I am vex that the views of the Church and views of the State are 'bucking' up against each other. Perhaps we need more pastors in politics." Churchgoer "I am happy that our Foreign (Affairs ette had the strong fortitude to express by vote along with the worldo ur views on equal rights and no harm to come because of your ori entation. Kudos to you Mr Symonette in getting the job done !" Proud Bahamian "I am happy with our Chinese friends who come from so far an' give us this stadium gift," Bahamian Are you vex? Send complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org WHY YOU VEX? Bahamas Post Office releases commemorative stamps featuring the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton STAMP OF APPROVAL FOR ROYAL WEDDING
c ation for the reasons to be expedited, Justice Newman said. A party challenging the judgment or reasons of the c ourt must have a basis for d oing so, he said. For the Director of Pub lic Prosecutions to attend court and publicly allege that a miscarriage of justice had arisen because the court had erred on a point of law of great public importance,w hen she must have known t hat there was no basis for advancing the contention, constituted an abuse of p rocess. J ustice Newman noted that in the application for leave, the prosecution had c ontended that the court had erred when it concluded on the facts of the case that there was no intention by Sawyer to cause the death o f Sterling Eugene within the meaningo f section 12(3 t he Penal Code. The suggestion that the court had misconstrued the meaning of section 12(3 Code was baseless a nd should have neve r been advanced. The prosecution well knew that no issue concerning the inter p retation of 12(3 i n the course of the appeal, Justice Newman said. Convicted Sawyer, 30, was convict ed in November 2009 of the m urder of Sterling Eugene and was sentenced to death by then Senior Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen.S he described the crime as the "worst of the worst." Mr Eugene, who was a security guard at QualityD iscount Mart, was killed during a robbery at the store in 2005. He was shot in theb ack and buttocks as he was t rying to get off the ground following as truggle in which he a nd another employee tried to stop the robber from making his escape with the store's cash trays. Last February the Ministry of National S ecurity announced t hat the Advisory Committee of the Prerogative of Mercy had met and deter m ined that Sawyer's case w as not one that warranted mercy, and that the law should take its course. It was subsequently announcedt hat Sawyer had filed an appeal that would delay his execution. I n April, the Court of Appeal quashed his murder and armed robbery convic tions and ordered that he be r etried for manslaughter. S awyer was also granted $15,000 bail however he remains incarcerated as hisb ail has not been posted. Sawyer was represented by attorney Roger Gomez Jr. In his written judgment on t he appeal Justice John said: I accept the submissions m ade by Mr Gomez, that the judge crossed over the line and failed to give a fair and balanced appraisal on a ll the evidence. She failed t o identify to the jury all the e vidence relevant to the i ntention of the appellant b ecause it was capable of s howing what his belief was to the probability of death being caused by his actions. Justice John said that Sawyer should be retried for manslaughter because the evidence that he intended to kill Eugene was not compelling. J ustice Newman stated: As is well known, all judges tell the jury that they are e ntitled to reject any view which the judge might express. The judge did so in this case but for the choice to be meaningful, the jury needs t o be assisted with an objective and fair representation and appraisal of the case for the defence and to be direct ed on the evidence which is relevant and supportive of that defence. and Melvina Albury were returned as councillors in Pineridge. In Lucaya, Derek Sands was re-elected and new comer Jennifer Ellis. In Hawksbill area, Margaret Jones was elected unopposed. The new councillors for Freeport are expected to be sworn in next week. In the West Grand Bahama District, Eight Mile Rock Polling Division One, the elected committee mem bers are Maydone Russell, Grace Poitier, and Cleve land Simmons. The Eight Mile Rock Polling Division Six in Hep burn Town, Harold Curry was elected. James Vega and Andre Outten are new the councillors for the Pinedale Office. Simon Lewis, Susan Russell, Wilfred Bevans are the new councillors of Eight Mile Rock for the Hunters and Mack Town areas. In West End and Bimini Constituency, Elizabeth Hield and Mark Greene, Sofia Dean, and Kevin Morris were elected. In East Grand Bahama District, High Rock Constituency in the Sweetings Cay area, Floyd Feaster, Calvin Mitchell, Gladstone Russell, Bradley Tate, and Shervin Tate. In East Grand Bahama, elected were Pedison Bal liou, Ashwell Kemp, Geleta E Knowles, Elevenia McIntosh, and Carlton Roberts were elected. And in Peli can Point, Patrice Higgs and Philip Thomas were elected. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011 THE TRIBUNE By LAMECH JOHNSON OFFICERS from the National Crime Prevention division of theR oyal Bahamas Police Force called on parents to assume responsibility for their children this summer. In a meeting with the press at the p olice headquarters on East Street north, Sgt Chrislyn Skippings and Sgt Anthony Rolle expressed g reater concern for children and the role of parents in protecting them, t hough they also gave advice for the s afety of motorists and pedestrians. Sgt Skippings, press liaison officer for the force, understands that m any parents have to work, but says that this should not be an excuse. During this time they are away from school, there are summer camps and many activities going on whereby you can have your children be a part of it. There are summer camps everywhere you turn around in New Providence. The police will have a summer c amp that will begin on July 4. More details on this will be revealed in a separate press confer-e nce at a later date, she said. Regardless of whether parents have their children attend a camp o r not, Sgt Skippings advises parents not to leave them alone. Were asking parents to ensure that you do not leave your kids unattended. Ensure that you find a responsible adult to leave your children with at all times. We have adults but realistically, so many of them are not responsible and so we want you to find a respons ible adult to leave your child to ensure that no accidents occur. Sgt Anthony Rolle agreed and e xpressed that summer is approaching and children will be looking to have fun, but the police are hoping t o reduce and prevent incidents from happening. We at the crime prevention office would like to be proactive in minimizing and preventing any mishaps from occurring during theu pcoming summer break. S gt Rolle advised young persons t o always check with parents before going anywhere, lock all doors while at home, stay away from pools or canals while at play, and to checkw ith parents before approaching or e ntering any vehicle. Police advise parents to be responsible for childrens safety b roken units are at the B lue Hill Road and Clifton Pier plants. Up to press time, only one of the three generators was returned to service. BEC expected the other two to be restored within 2 4 hours. Until then residents were warned they could experience more outages. A larger generator is out of service for overhauls. Arnette Wilson-Ingraham, public relations officer at BEC, said the unit is e xpected to return to serv ice with an even greater c apacity next week. R esidents in Wulff R oad, Dannottage Estates, V illage Road, Kemp Road, Prince Charles Drive, Elizabeth, Yamacraw Hill Road, Yamacraw Shores, St Andrews Beach Estates, Colony Village, Winton, Twynam Heights, Nassau E ast and the Eastern Road were all without power on Thursday. Restored However, Mrs Wilson Ingraham said power was r estored to those residents l ate Thursday night and e arly yesterday morning. Residents in Elizabeth Estates, South Beach,I ntegrity Road, Imperial Park, St Vincent Road and side streets, Pineyard Road, a portion of the Eastern Road, Palm Cay Street and a portion of Chesapeake Road, were also without power Thurs d ay night. Lightning hit one of the transformers causing thef ailure in power supply, said Mrs Wilson-Ingraham. "The thunderstorm Thursday night, knockedo ut the power in those a reas, but we had teams on the ground as soon as the weather permitted tor estore power to those resi dents as soon as possible." The company is also in the process of sourcing 20m egawatts of portable generators within the next few weeks. With this additional power BEC said they do not expect any further outages throughout the sum mer. RESIDENTS RECEIVE POWER CUTS WARNING FROM page one FROM page one FROM page one taken the matter to their a rea MP. In a statement issued y esterday in response to inquiries from The Tribune developer Wend all Munnings said: We have at all times exercisedand carried out all of our obligations regarding installation of infrastruct ure. Electricity and phones are completely i nstalled, roads are about 70 per cent complete and water and sewerage at a bout 50 per cent completion. The developers have in recent times experienced d elay with completion of installation, as funds allo cated by the developers have been tied up in a legal m atter which is before the courts. Property owners in the subdivision have been informed of the develope rs challenges in complet ing the infrastructure due t o court action. The developers have promised that upon resolu tion of the court matter, i nstallations will be comp leted. HOMEOWNERS: WE LIVE IN PERPETUAL C ONSTRUCTION SITE F ROM page one SURPRISES IN LOCALGOVT ELECTIONS DPP accused of abusing process INSIGHT For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays Vinette GrahamA llen
S CORES of people turned out for free rapid HIV testing in Rawson Square yester-d ay. The testing was done t hrough a partnership between Scotiabank and the Ministry of Health in honour o f the 2011 Regional HIV Testing Day. The initiative is a part of a r egional programme organi sed by the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership (CBMPe vents at Scotiabank branches in 14 countries across the Caribbean. I n addition to the rapid HIV testing, done with an o ral swab, full health screenings were provided to test glucose, blood pressure and cho-l esterol levels. Pre and postt est counseling sessions were offered on site. Scotiabank is pleased to p artner with the Ministry of Health and the National AIDS Programme to helph eighten public interest in H IV testing, said Leah Davis, Scotiabank's senior manager of marketing & pub-l ic relations, ahead of the event. Supporting the growing p rogramme is part of our ongoing commitment to raisi ng awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas. We are relying on the partic-i pation of community leaders t o demonstrate the importance of being tested, knowing your status in order to join t he fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS. Regional Testing Day has e xpanded from its pilot prog ramme three years ago. In 2008, CBMP and Scotia bank in collaboration with r egional ministries of health piloted the Caribbeans first Regional HIV Testing Day in B arbados. This year is the first time the Bahamas took part in the programme, which is expected to test about 10,000 p eople across the region. This will be a slight improvement on the estimat-e d 8,400 persons tested in 2010 and approximately 5,000 in 2009. I congratulate Caribbean media for their committed coverage of this important HIV prevention initiative nowi n its 4th year, said Dr Allyson Leacock, executive director of CBMP on H IV/AIDS. This unique collaboration, conceived by the CBMP withm edia mounting a monthlong campaign, the exemplary support from the private sector in Scotiabank offering its locations as some of the testing sites and the delivery of the technical expertise of voluntary counseling and testing by the public sector through the ministries of health, mobilized by PANCAP, is a model of the power of partnership in the response to HIV in our region." LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011, PAGE 7 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.181.180.000.1550.0807.66.78% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.00-0.6400.200-16.6 1.88% 7.504.40Bank of Bahamas6.946.940.000.2130.10032.61.44% 0.530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.0480.000N/M0.00%2 .842.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.0470.09057.43.33% 1.961.77Fidelity Bank1.771.770.000.0970.04018.22.26% 11.938.48Cable Bahamas8.488.480.004001.0580.3108.03.66% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.802.55-0.252,5380.4380.0405.81.57% 8.338.33Commonwealth Brewery8.338.330.000.0000.0000.00.00% 7 .006.00Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.886.880.000.4960.26013.93.78% 2.191.90Consolidated Water BDRs1.741.870.130.1110.04516.82.41% 2.541.31Doctor's Hospital1.381.380.000.0740.11018.67.97% 5.994.75Famguard5.405.400.000.4460.24012.14.44% 9 .005.65Finco6.006.000.000.7570.0007.90.00% 9.858.25FirstCaribbean Bank8.608.600.000.4940.35017.44.07% 6.004.57Focol (S)5.505.500.005,1530.4350.16012.62.91% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.307.300.00-0.1220.240-59.8 3.29% 10.809.80J. S. Johnson9.829.820.000.8800.64011.26.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.001 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 7% RoyalFidelityMerchantBank&TrustLtd(Over-The-CounterSecurities) 29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-23201 9 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% P rime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029TUESDAY, 21 JUNE 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,417.19 | CHG -2.81 | %CHG -0.20 | YTD -82.32 | YTD % -5.49BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 20175.0011830 May 2013 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A s k $Last PriceDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1 0.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.650.750.400.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.55731.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.55732.04%6.13%1.535365 3.01852.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund3.01852.41%4.01%2.952663 1.59761.5289CFAL Money Market Fund1.59761.50%4.50%1.580804 3.20252.6384Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.5997-4.43%-16.29% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.50161.08%0.02% 116.5808103.9837CFAL Global Bond Fund116.58080.71%8.38%115.762221 114.1289101.7254CFAL Global Equity Fund114.12892.39%7.89%111.469744 1.16081.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.16551.66%5.19% 1.12141.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.12640.71%6.11% 1.16201.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.16681.54%5.59% 9.99529.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.94330.98%4.58% 11.217310.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 211.28102.07%9.80% 10.42889.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.40873.83%11.49% 8.45104.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.78964.66%16.69% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-May-11BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 31-May-11 30-Apr-11 31-Mar-11 RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd (Over-The-Counter Securities) CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752530-Apr-11 31-Mar-11 30-Apr-11 29-Apr-11 31-May-11MARKET TERMS30-Apr-11 NAV 6MTH 1.512246 2.907492 1.561030 114.368369 106.552835 31-Mar-11 30-Apr-11 31-May-11 30-Apr-11 HIV TESTING DAY TESTINGTIME: Friday was National HIV Testing Day and hundreds of Bahamians came out to be tested in Rawson Sqaure where Scotia Bank, National Broad Casting Station of the Bahamas and the National AIDSp rogramme came together to put on this event. S COTIABANK PARTNERS WITH MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN ANTI-AIDSINITIATIVE P HOTOS: Tim Clarke / Tribune staff T im Clarke
THE TRIBUNE P A GE 9 SA TURD A Y JUNE 25, 2011 By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter email@example.com A N O T H E R d y n a m i c p la y er w it h B ah ami an ro ot s h as e n t e r e d t h e N B A w i t h a s e l e c tion in the lottery portion of t h e N B A D r a f t T h u r s d a y night. K l a y T h o m p s o n a 6 6 s w i n g m a n f o l l o w e d i n h i s f at hers f o ot st eps B ah amian g r e a t M y c h a l S w e e t B e l l s T h o m p s o n w h e n h e w a s s e l e c t e d 1 1 t h i n t h e N B A draft by the Golden St. War riors. T h o m p s o n b y p a s s e d h i s senior season at Washington S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y t o d e c l a r e f o r t h e D r a f t a n d w a s c h o s e n a s a l o t t e r y p i c k b y t h e W a r r i o r s a r i s i ng te a m i n th e Pa c i fi c d i v i sion of the Western Confer ence. His father Mychal was the first overall pick by the Port la n d Tr a i lb l a ze r s in 1 9 7 8 a n d t h e n w e n t o n t o w i n t w o N B A t i t l e s w i t h t h e L o s A n g e l e s Lakers in 1987 and 1988. M y c h a l T h o m p s o n th e f o r mer University of Minnesota s t a r c u r r e n t l y s e r v e s a s t h e L o s A n g e l e s L a k e r s radio colour analyst. K l a y t h e W a s h i n g t o n S t C o u g a r s t a r p l a y e d t h r e e ye ar s i n t h e P ac 1 0 an d h a s bee n highlig ht e d as posse ssing shooting range out to the NBA three point range. He became the first player to b e d r a f te d o u t o f Wa s hi n g to n St in t he fi rs t r ou n d si n ce 1980. T he Wa r ri o rs a r e cu r re n tl y l e d b y t h e s t a r s t u d d e d b a c k c o u r t d u o o f S t e p h e n Curry and Monta Ellis. Thompson, by all accounts i s a w e l l r o u n d e d p l a y e r which should become a wel c o m e a d d i t i o n t o t h e W a r r i o r s guard lineup. H i s s t r o n g s u i t s i n c l u d e e x e c ut i on i n t h e h al f c ou rt and t r a n s i t i o n g a m e s a n d h a s s h o w n t h e a b i l i t y t o r e a d de fens es a s bo t h a scor er an d distributor. H i s s c o u t i n g r e p o r t s u g g e s t s hi s thr e e po in t s ho oti ng a b il ity and ability to play off the b a l l s h o u l d m ak e t h e W ar riors a more difficult team to defend. Still re gar ded a s one of t he m o s t i m p o r t a n t f i g u r e s i n Ba ha mi an ba sk etba ll hi stor y the older Mychal Thompson w i l l b e h o n o r e d b y t h e Bahamas Basketball Federa t i o n i n a r e g i o n a l t o u r n a m e n t F e d e r a t i o n p r e s i d e n t Lawrence Hepburn revealed th at the u pc om in g Ca r ib be a n B a s k e t b a l l C h a m p i o n s h i p s wi ll be h el d i n h on or Th om pson. T h om p so n wh o a l on g w it h Osbou rne Go ose' Lo ckhart were both recognised by the M i n i s t r y o f Y o u t h S p o r t s a n d C u l t u r e i n t h e n o w d e f u n c t S u m m e r B a s k e t b a l l P r o gramme, was instrumental in h e l p i n g t h e L o s A ng e l e s L a k e r s c l i n c h t h r e e c h a m p i o n s h i p titles. I n t h e 2 0 1 0 N B A D r a f t M a g n u m R o l l e b e c a m e t h e f i r s t B a h a m i a n b o r n p l a y e r s i n c e M y c h a l T h o m p s o n t o b e drafted into the NBA. De x te r C am br idg e a nd I a n Lockhart were the others to advance to the league, how e ve r t h e y w er e ac q u i r e d b y t h e i r t e a m s t h r o u g h f r e e agency. K l a y Th o m p s o n d r a f t e d t o G o l d e n S t W a r r i o r s NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with the No. 11 overall d raf t p i ck, W ash i n gt o n Sta te gu ar d Kl ay T h o m p so n, w h o wa s se le cte d b y t h e G o l d e n S t a t e W a r r i o r s i n t h e NB A b a s k e t b al l d r a f t T h u rs d a y June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP) By LOREN KEMP Special to The Tribune T H E J u n i o r B a s e b a l l League of Nassau has had a v e r y s u c c e s s f u l 2 0 11 s e as o n to say the least. Both here locally and their p lay ers rep res ent i ng ab roa d have been a b le t o make big steps into grooming not only st ro ng and d isc ipl in ed baseb a l l p l a y e r s b u t a l s o g o o d men on and off the field. I n a c a d e m i c s t h i s s e a s o n t he JBLN had 3 of its p lay ers n o m i n a t e d b y t h e i r v a r i o u s s c h o o l s f o r P r i m a r y S c h o o l S t u d e n t s o f t h e Y e a r C a m e r o n K n o w l e s s o n o f C h r i s t i a n a n d R o s e m a n K n o w l e s i s a n 1 1 1 2 M a j o r Division player for the Coca Cola Re ds was nomin ate d by Queens College for Primary School Student of the Year. A n f e r n e e P r a t t s o n o f Ancel and Yasmin Pratt. He i s a 9 -1 0 M i n o r D i v i s i o n Pl a y er of the Green Parrot Mets. He was nomi nate d by Ga lvi n T y n e s P r i m a r y S c h o o l fo r s t u dent of the year. L a s t l y i s M a r i a n o K e l l y s on o f M a r c he ll o a n d An d r e a K e l l y H e i s a 1 1 1 2 M a j o r Division Player for the Equi t y T r u s t B a h a m a s L t d R a n g e r s w a s n o m i n a t e d b y th e N e w Pr o v i d e n c e C la s s i ca l School. For the JBLN it is stressed t h at ed u cat i on i s t he k ey t o many things in life. It allows y o u t o n o t o n l y r e c e i v e d A ca d e m i c S c h o l a r s h i p s a b r o a d b u t a l s o i s a l s o a d r i v i n g f o r c e t o s u c c e s s o n t h e f i e l d a s b a s e ball is a mental game. JBLN CHAMPIONSHIPS I n lo ca l J BL N b a s e b a ll th e p l a yo f f s a nd c h a mp i o n s h i p s w e r e c o m p l e te d i n a l l s i x d i v i sions. I n t h e T Ba l l D i v i s i o n a g e s (5-6), the Hot Fries were vic torious over the Sand Gnats t a ki n g a 2 0 w in n in g re co r d in t he be s t ou t o f th re e s e r ie s I n a c l o s e l y c o n t e s t e d f i r s t g a m e t h e H o t F r i e s w o n 1 9 1 7 an d we re ab le to blo wout the Sand Gnats in the 2nd game 20-11. I n t h e C o a c h P i t c h D i v i s i o n a g e s ( 7 8 ) t h e P a d r e s Crushed the Diamond Backs ta k i n g th e s e r ie s 2 -0 T he fi r s t contest the Padres put across 1 4 r un s to the D i a mo nd ba c ks 3 a n d i n t h e 2 n d g a m e t h e f i n a l w a s 1 8 3 This year was the first year we imp le me nte d ta king l ea ds a n d ho l d i ng r un n e r s o n i n th e Minor Division ages (9-10). I t t u r n e d o u t t o b e v e r y d evelop men tal f o r th e p layers in that age group. In this a g e g r o u p t h e R e d S o x s made a steady come back in the last few games and beat out the Rockies in the Play offs for a chance against the Pennant Winning Orioles. This was the only Division t o g o f u l l 3 g a m e s w i t h t h e R e d S o x d e f ea t i n g t h e O r i o le s 1 6 -5 in t h e 2 nd g a m e a nd 10-6 in the 3rd game. R e d S o x p l a y e r K r i s t i a n R o b i n s o n p r o v e d t o b e t h e offense for the team hitting a t ow ering hom e ru n in game 3 F o r t h e C a r d i n a l s i n t h e Major Divi sion ag es (11-12) i t w as a d o m i n at i n g p e r f o r m a nc e by t h ei r b i g p i t c h i n g staff. It w a s of fense t hat won it in the first game for the Car d i n a l s a s t h e y d e f e a t e d t h e R a n g e r s 1 4 1 3 i n g a m e 1 T h e 2 n d g a m e p r o v ed t o b e t h e s a m e a s t h e f i n a l w a s 1 2 7 The Cardinals swept the best out of 3 series 2-0. T h e J u n i o r D i v i s i o n a g e s ( 1 3 1 4 ) s a w t h e R a y s t a k e d o w n t h e Y a n k e e s i n 2 s tr a i g ht g a m e s G a m e 1 s a w a 3 1 v i c t o r y. G a m e 2 s aw a n o ut stan din g p it chi ng perf orm a n c e b y M i c h a e l S a n d s g o i n g t h e c o m p l e t e g a m e w i t h 1 1 s t r i k e o u t s g i v i n g u p n o runs. The final in game 2 was 6-0. La s tly wa s the Se ni or Di vi Junior Baseball League of Nassau boasts successful 2011 season SEE page 10 A B A C O B A H A M A S T e a m G a l a t i t o o k t o p h o n o u r s a t t h e 2 8 th A n n u a l T r e a s u r e C a y B i l l f i s h T o u r n a m e n t held June 12-17 at Tre asure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina, Abaco Bahamas. O w n e d b y C h r i s G a l a t i H o l m e s B e a c h F L T e a m G a l a t i s c o r e d 2 5 0 0 p o i n t s w it h fo ur bl ue marli n a n d a s ail f is h, w i nn i ng To p T eam T o p R e l e a s e T e a m a n d o th e r honours. T h e y r e l e a s e d a b l u e o n Monda y a blue and a s ailfis h on T ue sda y an d two b lue s o n T h u rs d a y, be at i n g 11 t ea m s and 60 anglers. Bone sh ake r ow ned by Joe L e h n e r S t u a r t F L f i n i sh ed s ec o n d w it h a b l u e, a w h i t e and two sailfish for a total of 1,000 points. Th ird pl a c e w ent t o Tic ke t o w n e d b y J i m J e n s e n S a t e l l i t e B e a c h F L f o r r e l e a s ing a blue and a white marlin 800 points. T o p A n g l e r a n d T o p R el e as e A n g l er w en t t o E d Dwyer Cocoa Beach, FL, on the Ticket. Team Gal ati 's Jo e Gal ati J r w o n T o p J u n i o r A n g l e r f o r r e l e a s i n g o n e b l u e T e a m Ga l a ti' s s ec on d j un io r a ng l e r, C hr i s t i a n H i g h to w e r Ho l m e s B e a c h F L r e l e a s e d a b l u e b u t was trumped by time for the Junior Angler award. S ec o nd pl ac e an gl er w en t t o J o s h H e r b e r t P o n t e V e d r a FL for a blue marlin release and the first blue of the tour n a m e n t o n P a n d e m o n i u m Darren Plymale, Odessa, FL o n Te a m G a l at i t o o k T h i rd P l a c e A n g l e r f o r a b l u e m a r l i n release. T i ck e t to o k tw o t op h o n or s in the Fun Fish division. Top T u n a w e n t t o K a r l S c h ne id e r Satellite Beach, FL for a 33.2 l b y e l l o w f i n G a r e t t V a n Orman, Rockledge, FL took T o p D o l p h i n w i t h a 3 7 l b f i s h T h e T C B T i s a m o d i f i e d re le a se tour na me nt wi th four d ays o f f is hi ng, part i es, di nners and fun competitions. A h i g h l i g h t o f T C B T s social events was a fabulous d oc k p a r ty w i th f oo d s p e ci a l t i e s i n c l u d i n g f r i e d l i o n f i s h cooked by the anglers on the lay day. O n T h ur s d a y wa s a n e n te r taining junkanoo, performed by the children of the Trea s u r e C a y P r i m a r y S c h o o l a beneficiary of the TCBT. T h e w i n n e r o f t h e T C B T receives an invitation to fish t h e I G F A O f f s h o r e W o r l d Championship. Last year's TCBT winner, Kilowett, took Second Place A n g l e r i n t h e M a y 2 0 1 1 I G F A C h a m p i o n s h i p i n C a b o San Lucas. Fishing on Team Tr eas ur e C ay B i ll f is h To u rn a m e n t K i l o w e t t o w n e r E d d i e F l a c k L i g h t h o u s e P o i n t F L s u c c e s s f u l l y c o m p e t e d a g a i n s t a f i e l d o f 5 9 t eam s and 282 an gler s f rom more than 25 countries. T eam Galati takes first place in the 28th Annual T reasure Cay Billfish T ournament JO E G AL AT I, J r. H o l m e s B ea ch FL w i n s t o p J u n i o r An g l e r f o r T e am G al ati at th e 28 th An nu a l T r easure Cay Bil lfish To urnamen t, Jun e 1 2-1 7 2 01 1 Ab aco Ba ha ma s. To t h e ri g ht i s S ab in e Ki rch n er, Tr easure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina. PAULA FISHMAN/ Photos TICKET, Satellite Beach, FL receives the Third Place Team award for the 28th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament, June 12-17, 2011, Abaco, Bahamas. (L. to R.) Jim Jensen, Garett Van Orman, Sabine Kirchner of Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina and Ed Dwyer.
O L Y M P I C D a y w a s y e t a n o t h e r s u c c e s s i n t h e B a h a m a s a s a v a s t n u m be r of pe r son s fr om pub lic l oca l, cor p o r a t e a n d s p o r t i n g o r g a n i z a t i o n s j o i n e d f o r c e s o n S a t u r d a y J u n e 1 8 t h a t t he Mai l Bo at C om pan y Lim it ed in Oakes Field, wh ich was the starti ng point of the Bahamas Olympic Com mittee's annual Fun Run Walk. At a few minutes to 6am, the runners and w a l k e r s l i n e d u p a n d b e g a n t h e w a r m up exercise and took off promptly at 6am. A s O l y m p i c D a y i s c e l e b r a t e d a r o u n d t h e w o r l d i n h o n o r o f t h e f o u n dation of t he International O l y mpic Committee and the re-establishment o f t h e O l y m p i c G a m e s t h e B O C infused the event's atmosphere with Ol y mp i c s pi r it, fe s ti v e m us ic ta st in g s, m edal s, p ri ze s, go od ie b ags, s pec t at o r s a n d v o l u n t e e r s l i n i n g t h e c o u r s e i n s up po r t o f a l l the e v e nt' s p a rt ic ip a nt s. T h e F u n R u n W a l k w a s o p e n t o p ers on s of al l ages t o par t ic ip at e in fun to celebrate Olympic Day. The w a l k w a s d i v i d e d i n t o a g e g r o u p s a m o n g s t c o m p e t i t i v e w a l k e r s a n d r u n n e r s T h e a g e g r o u p s w e r e 1 5 & u n d e r 16-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-59 and 60 and over. A ll who particip a t e d co mpe t itively were eligible to win medals for al l cat egori es and bo t h wal kers and r u n n e r s we r e e l i g i b l e t o w i n a n u m b e r of g r e a t pr i ze s in cl u di n g tr a v e l v o u ch e r s C l u b O n e G y m m e m b e r s h i p s M a i l b o a t gi f t c e r t i f i c a t e s an d m u c h more. D i s t a n c e r u n n e r s O n e i l W i l l i a m s a n d H u gh n i q u e R o l l e w o n an o t h e r Olympic Day Run. S at urd ay' s earl y m or ni ng ri ser b y t h e B a h a m a s O l y m p i c C o m m i t t e e ( B O C ) s a w W i l l i a m s c o m p l e t e t h e new route from the Mail Boat Com pany Limited and back in 27.23 min utes as he held off Mackey Williams (27.48) for the men's title. A lt hough he has tri umphed in all of his ra ces this yea r, it wa s Williams first Olympic run crown in about 3-4 ye a rs. But R oll e, home fr om he r long a nd h e cti c c ol l e g ia te se a s o n, r e pe a t e d as champion in the women's division as she produced a time of 33.04. "It was pretty good. The route was different. It was kind of short and we did n't have th e hill going ov er N ass a u S t r e e t a n d t h e b r i d g e s a i d Willia ms of the old ro ut e that le ft the Th om as A R ob ins on Tr a ck an d Fi el d S t a d i u m a n d e n d e d u p i n A t l a n t i s parking lot. Rolle, who established a name for herself when she made history as the f i r s t Ba h a m i a n to w i n a p a i r o f m i d d l e dist a nc e medals at th e same Carift a Games, inclu ding a nat ional record said she was excited about defending her title, especially on a new course. In addition to the enthusiastic sup port of all t he par t icipants, bringing much success to the event were also the sponsors and donors of the Fun R u n W a l k S p o n s o r s a n d d o n o r s included t he Ma ilboat Compa ny Lt d, w h o s e r v e d a s t h e e v e n t s t i t l e s p o n s o r Phil's Food Services, Bahama Clear, G r a c e F o o d s N u r i s h m e n t a n d C o c o n u t W a te r T h o m p s o n s T r a d i n g Gatorade, Red Bull, Doctor's Hospi ta l, R oy a l Ba nk of Can a da the D' Alb e n a s A g e n c y a n d C l u b O n e T h e Bahamas Olympic Committee looks forward t o t he pla nning e f forts f or it s 2012 Fun Run Walk in celebration of O l y m p i c D a y a n d e x p e c t s t h e e v e n t t o be even bigger than this year. F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t t h e B O C s 2 0 1 2 F u n R u n W a l k p l e a s e contact the Bahamas Olympic Com mittee's office at 394-8143. Here's a look at the top three individual performers from the Olympic Day Run: MEN'S RUN 15-And-Under Marcus Williams, Regan Cartwright and Jason Williams 16-25 Leonardo Forbes, Keiary McKenzie and Donovan Rolle 26-35 Oneil Williams, Sidney Collie and Elton King 36-45 Mackey Williams, Roy Sanchez and Carlton Russell 46-59 Ricardo Rolle, Ashland Murray and Michael Cunningham 60-And-Over Gary Brathwite, George Smith and Larry Russell WOMEN'S RUN 15-And-Under Holly Rolle, Barrenique McIntosh and Johnique David 16-25 Hughnique Rolle, Ashley McQueen and Latrell Lewis 26-35 Jessica Murray, Elizabeth Simms and Antoddya Johnson 36-45 Rayvonne Bethel, Rochelle Williams and Debbie Albury 46-59 Katherine DeSouza, Carla Armbrister and Sylvia Russell 60-And-Over R. Christie MALE WALKERS 16-25 Christian Ash and Theron Farrington 26-35 Deon Lightbourne, Deon Demeritte and Thon Gardiner 36-45 David Prabhu, Clarence Nottage and Kevin Seymour 46-59 Frederick Wallace, Stephen Seymour and Ronald Green 60-And-Over Richard Adderley Women's Walkers 16-25 Lavonya Seifert 26-35 Thora Gardiner, Tamissa Anderson and Akera Simms 36-45 Anoush Gould, Tracy Reid and Flra Beneby SPORTS P AGE 10, SA TURDA Y JUNE 25, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPOR TS Olympic Day celebrated through the success of BOC's Fun Run Walk s i o n w h e r e t h e N a t i o n a l s t o o k d o w n t h e P e n n a n t W i n n i n g G i a nt s. T h e Na t i o n al s w er e a b l e t o t a k e t h e s e r i e s 2 0 w i t h a 10-3 score in game 1 and a 7-4 score in game two. ED ARMBRISTER TOURNEY Ba ck in the l a tte r m on th o f Ma y th e JBL N a ls o t ook pa r t i n t h e n e w l y fo r m e d Ed Ar m br is ter Ba s eb al l L e ag u e. T his i n n e r c i t y l e a g u e p r o v e d t o b e a g reat av enue for JB LN t o s h o w s i t s u p p o r t o f o t h e r Y o u t h B a s e b a l l L e a g u e s i n the Country. A 13-15 Junior Te am a n d a 2 5 U S e n i o r T e a m w e r e pla ce d i n the ir fir st I na ug ur al To ur n a me n t to pa y tri bu te to o n e o f t h e f a l l e n B a s e b a l l L e g e n d s i n t h e B a h a m a s Wenty Ford. T h e J B L N S e n i o r s d e f e a t e d t h e N e w B r e e d t o w i n t h e tournament in walk off fash i o n C r ash a d L an g d ro v e i n the winning runner from sec o n d o n a s i n g l e t h a t w e n t through the legs of the short stop. It was the first time for the JBLN but, hopefully not the last that they will be compet i n g i n t h e E d A r m b r i s t e r sanctioned tournaments. T op pi ng off th e s e a so n wa s t he ch a mpi onship wee k. Al l but one series went only two gam es. It was an al l aro und e x c i t i n g y e a r T h e l e a g u e w a s t e n o t i m e i n b e g i n n i n g th e i r p r e p a r a t i o n f o r th e B B F Nationals and Pony Baseball C a r i b b e a n R e g i o n a l s i n P u e r to Rico. C l o s i n g c e r e m o n i e s w e r e h e l d l a s t w e e k e n d f o r t h e league many awards and tro phies were given out. All the team players and coaches for t h e t o u r n a m e n t s w e r e a nno unce d a nd th e Le a g ue is l oo k i ng fo r w a r d to r e p r e s e nt ing well. JBLN APPRECIATION The JBLN thanks all those in v olved in ma k ing it a succ e s s f u l 2 0 1 1 s e a s o n T h e u m p i r e s w h o w o r k g a m e i n and game out to help things go smoothly, the players and p a r e n t s f o r t h e i r c o n t i n u e d s u p p o r t a n d w i t h o u t t h e s p o n sors we would not be able to have a league. A s t h e J B L N c l o s e s t h e y loo k for wa rd to a n inc re dib le s u m m e r o f t o u r n a m e n t s a n d a highly competitive 2012 sea son You th is P riorit y is t he motto for the JBLN a nd wi t h the future ahead of them it is n o d o u b t t h a t t h e s e y o u n g b a s e b a l l p l a y e r s a r e i n t h e right hands. FROM page nine Junior Baseball League of Nassau By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org F R E E P O R T G r a n d Ba ha m a : T h e Ba h a m a s Ba s e ba ll Fe d er a tio n wa s fo rc ed to m a k e a n a d j u s t m e n t t o t h e s c h e d u l e f o r t h e 9 t h A n d r e R o d g e r s B a s e b a l l C h a m p i on shi ps du e to th e in cle m en t w e a t h e r Rai n w reaked h avoc on a bi g po rt ion o f Fr i da y 's s ch ed u l e a t b o t h t h e G r a n d B a h a m a B a s e b a l l P a r k a n d t h e L e g a c y Y M C A B a s e b a l l F i e l d s Whe n t he we a the r s ub si de d, t h e w o r k c r e w w a s b u s y p r e p a r i n g t h e f i e l d f o r t h e o f f i cia l op en in g ce re m oni e s tha t wa s on ta p l as t nig h t. G a m e s r e s u m e d w e r e s ch e d u l e d t o r e s u m e a f te r th e ce re m ony whi ch wa s to ha v e p a i d t r i b u t e t o s o m e o f t h e l e g e n d s o f t h e g a m e a s w e l l a s t h e r i s i n g y o u n g s t a r s w h o h a v e e x c e l l e d th i s y e a r e i th e r in h ig h sc hoo l or c oll e ge Os w a ld D e a d M a n' Sm i th, w h o h e a d e d t h e g r o u n d s c r e w s a i d t h e y w e r e n o t o v e r l y c o n c e r n e d a b o u t t h e i n c l em e n t w e a t h e r b e c a u s e t h e y h a d s u f f i c i e n t t i m e t o m a k e u p a l o t o f the g am e s wh e n pl ay pi ck u p tod ay i n a ll s ix d iv is io ns T he championshi p ga mes are s et for S un da y T h e n a t i o n a l s t h i s y e a r c l a s h e d w i t h t h e B a h a m a s As s o c i a ti o n o f At hl e t i c As s o ciations' National Track and F ield Champ ionshi ps that i s b e i n g h e l d a t t h e G r a n d B a h a m a S p o r t s C o m p l e x B u t neither BBF president Craig S a l t y K e m p o r s e c r e t a r y g e n e r a l T e d d y S w e e t i n g w e r e d i s turbed. T h e y b o t h f e l t t h a t t h e y h a d sufficient talent on display to a t t r a c t t h e c r o w d t o e n s u r e th a t th e n a t io n a l s i s a s u c ce s s T h e f e d e r a t i o n i s a l s o p l e a s e d w i t h t h e f a c t t h a t despite the absence of Free dom Farm from New Provi dence, the tournament is still a h i g hl y c o mp e ti ti v e o n e w it h a l l o f t h e o t h e r a f f i l i a t e d islands and teams participat i n g F r e e d o m Fa r m o p te d n o t t o p a r t i c i p a t e t h i s y e a r beca use of a dispute ov er t he e li g ib ili ty o f pl a y er s wh o p la y i n a h i g h e r a g e g r o u p a n d w a n t to r e s o r t t o c o m i n g b a c k down to play in a lower age group. H e r e s a s u m m a r y o f some of the games played so far: Legac y 7, JB LN 6 : I n th e marque game on day one of the championship on Thurs d a y n i g h t L e g a c y t o o k a d v a n t a g e o f b e i n g h o m e b y h o l d i n g o f f t h e J u n i o r B a s e b a l l League of Nassau in the 25a n d u n d e r a g e g r o u p c o l l e giate division. D e s m o n d R u s s e l l o n e o f the players nominated for an a w a r d d u r i n g t h e o p e n i n g c e r emony, not only got the win, b u t h e a l s o l e d L e g a c y s o f f e n sive attack with a pair of hits and as many runs scored. S h e r m a n F e r g u s o n h o w e v er, drilled a monster two-run h o m e r u n t o p a c e J B L N Patrick Vaughn suffered the loss. J B L N 9 G B L L 2 : B r a n d o n M u r r a y a n o t h e r c a n d i d a t e f o r an award, was spectacular at the pl ate with his 2 -f o r-3 da y includ ing a RBI double a nd a two -ru n s in gl e to p owe r the J u n i o r B a s e b a l l L e a g u e o f Nassau to a big victory in the 25-and-under collegiate divi s i o n D a l e D a v i s a d d e d a t w o run single. Jamal Winters got the win and Camp bell Seymou r w a s tagged with the loss. G B L L 5 L e g a c y 3 : I n a b a t t l e f o r e a r l y b r a g g i n g r i g h t s o n t h e i s l a n d t h e G r a n d Bahama Little League came up with five runs in the sec o n d i n n i n g h i g h l i g h t e d b y M a r c u s H o l b e r t s t w o r u n s i n gle in t he ir High Schoo l 1618 g am e yes t er da y. H o lb er t was also the winning pitcher, f i r i n g a t w o h i t t e r w i t h s i x strike outs. Ashle y Stewa rt was tag ge d with the loss. GBLL 8, JBLN 7 : Warren Allen scored three times for t h e G r a n d B a h a m a L i t t l e L e a g u e a n d A r i e n M c D o n a l d o u t d u e l e d J u n i o r B a s e b a l l L e a g u e o f N a s s a u s D a v i d S w e e t i n g o n t h e m o u n d i n t h i s 16 18 h i gh s c ho o l d i vi s io n al game on Thursday. G B A B A 8 B i m i n i 4 : Ram on G ran t s co red a p air o f r u n s t o p a c e t h e G r a n d B a h a m a A m a t e u r B a s e b a l l L e a g u e a s J a k e e l B e c k f o r d p i c k e d u p t h e w i n o n t h e m o u n d a n d C a i n P r i t c h a r d g o t t a g g e d w i t h t h e l o s s i n Thursday's 16-18 high school divisional game. L e g a c y 6 G B A B A 5 : Dario Saunders had a potent 2 -f or -3 pl a te a p pe a r a n ce wi th a p a i r o f d o u b l e s a n d a s m a n y runs scored in another island s h o w d o w n o n T h u r s d a y i n t h e 1 6 1 8 h i g h s c h o o l d i v i s i o n R e g g i e M c K e n z i e w a s t h e winning pit che r a nd A hm ad Pratt suffered the loss. In other results posted 1 3 1 5 j u n i o r d i v i s i o n S p a n i s h W e l l s g o t t h e f i r s t s h u t o u t w i t h a n 1 1 0 b l a n k j o b o n B i m i n i ; J B L N p o u n d e d L e g a cy 9 -1; GBL L b la ste d Le g ac y 1 3 4 ; G B A B A k n o c k e d o f f S p a n i s h W e l l s 6 1 a n d t h e GBA BA a n d GBLL pl a yed to a 4-4 tie. I n C o a c h P i t c h ( 7 8 y e a r s ) J B L N w o n 9 7 o v e r A b a c o a s A m a j h M c P h e e J o s h u a R o l l e a n d N i c h o l a s Flowers all went 2-for-3. A l e z a n d r o D e C a r d e n a s was the winning pitcher and Kefon Wright got the loss. M e k o B a i l l o u S h a r i a W r i g h t a n d M a r c e l l S m i t h w e r e a l l 2 f o r 2 i n a l o s i n g effort. B a d w e a t h e r h a m p e r s s t a r t t o A n d r e Rodgers Baseball Championships OL Y M P I C DA Y w a s ye t a n o t h e r su cc e ss i n t h e Ba h a m a s as a v a st n u m b e r o f p e rs o n s f ro m p u b l i c l o ca l c o r p o r at e a n d s p o rt i n g o rg ani zati o ns jo in ed fo rces o n S aturd ay, Jun e 1 8th at th e Mai l Bo at Co m pan y L im i ted in Oakes Fi el d, wh ich w as th e starti n g p o in t o f th e Bahamas Olympic Committee's annual Fun Run Walk. INSIGHT For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays
INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011, PAGE 11 TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti On a recent night in Carrefour, a densely packed city of twisted streets outside the Haitian capital, a band of thieves surrounded Roseline Sylvain's home and slashed the plastic sheet that is the simple structure's only wall. The men made off with a lamp, not a huge loss, but significant enough for Sylvain and her family. She's mad at the thieves, of course, but more frustrated that she doesn't have real walls seven months after moving into what aid groups billed as a transitional shelter for earthquake victims. The structure is one of hundreds of wooden frames with steel or plywood roofs that foreign aid groups erected as a temporary fix for people displaced by the January 2010 earthquake, a way station between squalid tent camps and the new homes that would one day be built for the displaced. But with the reconstruction effort stalled, tens of thousands of quake survivors throughout the Haitian capitalof Port-au-Prince and its outskirts are resigning themselves to staying in the flimsy shelters for the long haul, even though most of the structures are hardly adequate to withstand an unforgiving Caribbean storm season. "It's like being right back in a tent," the 28-year-old Sylvain said of her shelter, a one-room structure on a con-crete slab that she, her husband, and two children rent from a local landowner for $63 every six months. "The rain comes down the hills and into the shelter." Her neighbor, Marie Micheline Ridore, 35, piled dirt at the base of her shelter to stave off water rushing down the hillside. She also plugged a tennis ball-sized hole in the wall with a wad of plastic. What Haitians need are inhabitable homes. That they still don't have themis due to factors ranging from the government's failure to secure land for housing and lay out a workable plan to clear rubble to a delayed election. President Michel Martelly, who took office May 14, said his government aims to build 400 homes in his first 100 days of office, a goal he is unlikely to meet given that he still hasn't even won legislative approval for his Cabinet nominees. Lawmakers on Tuesday rejected his pick for prime minister, meaning he'll have to pick a new nominee, a vetting process that could take weeks and postpone reconstruction further. At least 40 builders have shipped a dozen model homes to Haiti at their own expense in the hopes that aid agencies, the Haitian government or the private sector will eventually purchase them in bulk. Martelly and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, co-chair of a reconstruction panel and the U.N.'s special envoy to Haiti, recently walked through some of the homes, which run the gamut from a military bunker replica to an eco-friendly two-room structure. "We're hoping for the right guy to buy a bunch," Tim Cornell, managing director of Oregon-based Pole Houses, said as the presidents and their entourage passed his model home. "It's all about hope. There are no guarantees." In the meantime, families do the best they can. Some remember they still have it better than the estimated 680,000 who are still stuck in the "temporary settlement" tent camps that sprouted up around the city after the earthquake. "I was happy to move away from under the tarps," said 18-year-old Luckson Jean-Baptiste, who now lives in a small boxlike house with plywood walls in the Delmas area of Port-auPrince. "In the tents it always flooded." Sylvain, whose family lived in a tent in the street until the fall, hangs a bedsheet from the corrugated steel ceiling of her shelter to create a bedroom. Cooking pots hang from the wooden beams. She and her husband, a welder, were able to cobble enough money together to buy scraps of plywood to cover the gashes in their damaged walls. But still, there is no bathroom. An April report issued by the U.S. Office of Inspector General noted that shelters built by different non-governmental agencies using grants from the United States Agency for International Development varied greatly in quality, with some failing to meet international standards. USAID-funded structures make up the majority of the temporary shelters that have been built in post-quake Haiti. Some were nothing more than plastic sheeting wrapped around timber frames, with no floors, doors, or windows, the report said. Others were more elaborate, with concrete foundations, solid plywood walls, and multiple doors and windows. "Basically, they are wood-frame tents," Ron Busroe, director of the Salvation Army in Haiti, said of some of the shelters he's seen. "The materials are not going to hold up to the harsh climate in Haiti." USAID no longer plans to allocate funding to relief groups for shelters, and seven major humanitarian groups say they don't want to build anymore anyway. The precarious nature of the transitional shelters was apparent earlier this month when a slow-moving storm battered Haiti and killed at least 28 people in mudslides and floods. Two children died in a Port-au-Prince slum when floodwaters toppled a cinderblock wall, which crashed through the wooden side of a transitional shelter built by Catholic Relief Services. Ricot Charles lost his daughter Medgine, 4, and son Jerry, 1. He survived, but with both psychological and physical scars. "I can show you: I have a big gash," Charles said as he unbuttoned his striped shirt to reveal the parallel scrapes and scars on his bony shoulder. "This is where the rocks fell." CRS spokeswoman Robyn Fieser wrote in an email that the charity was trying to help the Charles family and had offered counseling services. CRS will build another transitional shelter should they ask for one, she added. And for those like Sylvain who are threatened by flooding, Nicole Harris, a spokeswoman for CARE, said the group was raising the foundations of shelters and was handing out dirt in flood-prone areas including Carrefour. Such efforts won't do much to put those like Dominique Philogene at ease. Haitians hunker down in 'transitional' shelters (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa CAMPLIFE: In this photo taken June 20, 2011, a girl stands next to a temporary houses at a refugee camp set up for people d isplaced by the January 2010 in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The structures are part of hundreds of wooden frames with steel or plywood roofs that foreign aid groups erected as a temporary fix for people displaced by the January 2010 earthquake, a way station between squalid tent camps and the new homes that would one day be built for the displaced.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011 THE TRIBUNE M ICHAEL TARM, A ssociated Press CHICAGO Conrad Black, once a media mogul whose newspaper empire spanned several continents, is headed back to prison after a fed-e ral judge ruled Friday that he had not served enough time for d efrauding investors. J udge Amy St. Eve sentenced Black to 3? years in prison after berating and then praising him. But prosecutors say he will be given credit for more than two years he already had served, meaning the 66-year-old will go back for a little more than a year. A s St. Eve announced the sentence with Black standing expressionless before her, his 70-year-old wife, Barbara Amiel, fainted on a wooden courtroom bench. As she sprawled across t he laps of other spectators, medics rushed in to attend to her. In a 20-minute statement before he was sentenced, Black spoke confidently and philosophically, citing poetry and main-t aining he had been falsely accused. At no point did he apolog ize. His final words to St. Eve were to ask for a lesser sentence. "I never ask for mercy," he said, standing with his hands on t he podium, "but I do ask for avoidance of injustice." St. Eve had originally sentenced Black to 6? years in prison after he was convicted in 2007 of defrauding investors inH ollinger International Inc. Black, whose empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London, The Jerusalem Post and small papers across the U.S. and Canada, served part of the sen t ence before being freed on bail to pursue what would be par tially successful appeals. St. Eve said Friday that Black had "violated the trust" of his s hareholders. "As you stand before me today, I still scratch my head as to why you engaged in this conduct," she said. T he judge said she rejected the option of sending Black b ack to prison for more than four years in part because of dozens of letters she had received from inmates saying Black had changed their lives through lectures he gave on writing, hist ory, economics and other subjects. Prosecutor Julie Porter said the government, which had sought a longer sentence, was pleased with the result. I t "sends a very strong message to corporate executives," she s aid. After the hearing, the Blacks walked out of the federal courthouse together, his arm around her. They got into a chauf-f eured vehicle and drove away. Eddie Greenspan, Black's Canadian lawyer, said it's too early to say if defense attorneys will appeal the new sentence, though he added they will consider all their options. Black will have to report to prison in about six weeks, though a fixed date hadn't been set, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Randall Samborn said. The former mogul had been in the Coleman Federal Cor rectional Complex in central Florida, and he could return there. But a final decision on where he serves the additional year will be made later. George Tombs, author of "Robber Baron: Lord Black of Crossharbour," said another prison stint will be rough for Black, who received his title when he became a member of the British House of Lords. "He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth," Tombs said. "He's a lawmaker in Great Britain for goodness sakes. Tombs said Black lives in a bubble. "He doesn't realize that he did anything wrong," he said. "He does not acknowledge anything." Black's big chance to squash his convictions arose in June 2010, when the U.S. Supreme Court sharply curtailed the disputed "honest services" laws that underpinned part of his case. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago tossed out two of Black's fraud convictions last year, citing that landmark ruling. But it said one conviction for fraud and one for obstruction of justice were not affected by the Supreme Court's ruling. The fraud conviction, the judges concluded, involved Black and others taking $600,000 and had nothing to do with honest services: It was, they asserted, straightforward theft. The appeals court said St. Eve would have to sentence Black again for those two standing counts. Despite the nullified counts, prosecutors had asked St. Eve to hand Black the same sentence she originally meted out. "He fails to acknowledge his central role in destroying Hollinger International through greed and lies, instead blam ing the government and others for what he describes as an unjust persecution," prosecutors said in a recent filing. At Friday's hearing, Black said obliquely that, "It is not the case that I have no remorse." But he didn't say those feelings had anything to do with any wrongdoing on his part, rather that he had been too trusting of others. Black's lawyers argued that he was a model prisoner who gladly offered advice about business and other matters to pris oners who constantly approached him. Prosecutors say the defense painted too rosy a picture. One prison employee, Tammy Padgett, claimed in an affidavit filed by prosecutors that Black had arranged for inmates "acting like servants" to iron his clothes, mop his floor and perform other chores. Another employee told her Black once insisted she address him as "Lord Black," Padgett added. JUDGE SENDS UNAPOLOGETIC BLACK BACK TO PRISON ( AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) LEAVING C OURT: Conrad Black and his wife Barbara Amiel Black leave federal court in Chicago, Friday, June 24, 2011. Black, a once-powerful media mogul whose newspaper empire spanned several continents, is headed back to prison after a federal judge ruled Friday that he had not served enough time for defrauding investors. U.S. Judge A my St. Eve sentenced Black to 3? years in prison, but prosecutors s ay he will be given credit for about two years he already had served. The resentencing came after an appeals court decision last year. DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON James "Whitey" Bulger's capture could cause a world of trouble inside the FBI. The ruthless Boston crime boss who spent 16 years on the lam is said to have boasted that he corrupted six FBI agents and more than 20 police officers. If he decides to talk, some of them could rue the day he was caught. "They are holding their breath, wondering what he could say," said Robert Fitzpatrick, the former second-incommand of the Boston FBI office. The 81-year-old gangster was captured Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif., where he apparently had been living for most of the time he was a fugitive. He appeared Friday afternoon inside a heavily guarded federal courthouse in Boston to answer charges he committed 19 murders. Bulger, wearing jeans and a white shirt, looked tan and fit and walked with a slight hunch at back-to-back hearings on two indictments. He asked that a public defender be appointed to represent him, but the government objected, citing the $800,000 seized from his South ern California apartment and his "family resources." "We feel he has access to cash," said prosecutor Brian Kelly. At the second hearing, Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler asked Bulger if he could pay for an attorney. "I could, if you give me my money," he replied in his unmistakable Boston accent, prompting laughter in the courtroom. Prosecutors asked that Bulger be held without bail, saying he is danger to the community, might flee and may try to threaten witnesses. He did not request bail. At one point Bulger scanned the courtroom, saw his brother William, the former powerful state senator, seated in the sec ond row. Whitey Bulger smiled at him and mouthed, "Hi." His brother smiled back. Bulger's girlfriend, Catherine Greig, who was arrested with him, appeared in court later in the afternoon on charges of harboring a fugitive. She asked for a hearing to determine whether she can be released on bail, and one was scheduled for Tuesday after noon. Bulger, the former boss of the Winter Hill Gang, Boston's Irish mob, embroiled the FBI in scandal once before, after he disappeared in 1995. It turned out that Bulger had been an FBI informant for decades, feeding the bureau information on the rival New England Mafia, and that he fled after a retired Boston FBI agent tipped him off that he was about to be indicted. The retired agent, John Connolly Jr., was sent to prison for protecting Bulger. The FBI depicted Connolly as a rogue agent, but Bulger associates described more widespread cor ruption in testimony at Con nolly's trial and in lawsuits filed by the families of people allegedly killed by Bulger and his gang. Kevin Weeks, Bulger's righthand man, said the crime lord stuffed envelopes with cash for law enforcement officers at holiday time. "He used to say that Christmas was for cops and kids," Weeks testified. After a series of hearings in the late 1990s, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf found that more than a dozen FBI agents had broken the law or violat ed FBI regulations. Among them was Connolly's former supervisor, John Morris, who admitted he took about $7,000 in bribes and a case of expensive wine from Bulger and henchman Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi. Morris tes tified under a grant of immunity. In addition, Richard Schneiderhan, a former Massachusetts state police lieutenant, was convicted of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for warn ing a Bulger associate that the FBI had wiretapped the phones of Bulger's brothers, one of whom, William, was the powerful leader of the Massachu setts Senate for 17 years. Edward J. MacKenzie Jr., a former drug dealer and enforcer for Bulger, predicted that Bulger will disclose new details about FBI corruption and how agents protected him for so long. "Whitey was no fool. He knew he would get caught. I think he'll have more fun pulling all those skeletons out of the closet," MacKenzie said. "I think he'll start talking and he'll start taking people down." A spokesman for the Boston FBI did not return calls seeking comment. In the past, the agency has said that a new gen eration of agents has replaced most or all of the agents who worked in the Boston office while Bulger was an informant. Some law enforcement offi cials said they doubt Bulger will try to cut a deal with prosecutors by exposing corruption, in part because he will almost certainly be asked to reveal what contact he had with his brothers while he was a fugitive and whether they helped him in any way. "If Bulger talks, he would have to talk about his brothers, and I can't see that happening, said retired state police Detec tive Lt. Bob Long, who investigated Bulger in the 1970s and '80s. "They are not going to take selective information from him it's either full and complete cooperation or nothing." Mob boss is brought to Boston but will he sing? (AP Photo/Charles Krupa ESCORTED: Former Mass. Senate President William Bulger is escorted from the federal courthouse after the first appearance for his brother James "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig, in Boston Friday, June 24, 2011. Bulger and Greig were apprehended Thursday, June 23, 2001, in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins C OURT APPEARANCE: I n this courtroom sketch, James Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, a re shown during their initial appearance in a federal courtroom in Boston Friday, June 24, 2011. B OOKED: T his booking photograph, obtained by WBUR 90.9 radio, shows Boston mob boss James Whitey Bulger.