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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Volume: 107 No.177TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY WITH ASHOWER HIGH 89F LOW 81F By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter n nicolls@tribunemedia.net A LOCAL attorney says he sees nothing wrong with thef act that his private company was issued a bond by a gov ernment board which he c hairs. Lowell Mortimer, chairman of the Education Loan Authority (ELA a nd president of Campbells Shipping, said the ELA board approved the private issue ofa $3 million bond to his company while he sat as chairman. Sources, who examined the records of the ELA, were oft he opinion that the decision to issue the bond was a clear conflict of interest. The transaction is noted in an ongoing audit of the statutory body by the auditor generals department. Investigators carried out a test on the companies that had secured ELA bonds to verify possible conflicts of i nterest. They red flagged the Campbells Shipping deal after checks revealed thec ompany was owned by the board president, according to sources. Sources claim the initial a pplicants of the public offer were given a preference right to buy additional bonds. Campbells Shipping was not one of the initial applicants. As chairman of the board, having purchased bonds, the deal could be viewed as a conflict of interest, said Tribune sources. A recommen dation was made for the ELA to ensure all of its procedures are guided by trans parency and accountability, according to Tribune sources. TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Debt$AVER 30 Day No PaySend your loan on vacation!Qualify for a Debt$AVER CONSOLIDATION LOAN and get a 30 Day payment holiday and a built-in Savings Plan Education boss denies $3m bond conflict Auditors red flag deal with company of ELA chairman I NTOMORROWTRIBUNE: GETYOUR 2011 HURRICANE SUPPLEMENT S P O R T S SEEPAGE 11 BAAA National Championships from Freeport N E W S A GS OFFICE STANDS BY DPP OVER COURT OF APPEAL JUDGMENT SEEPAGEFIVE BEC: PEOPLE WITH PRIVATE GENERATORS SHOULD USE THEM SEEPAGETHREE SEE page seven TRIBUNE EX CL USIVE By SANCHESKA BROWN A CUSTOMS guard was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday, accused of being found in possession of almost $1,000 worth of stolen property. John Pinder, 48, of Jubilee Gardens, was charged before Magistrate Guilli mena Archer with stealing by reason of service. Police allege Pinder carried out the theft between Wednesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 23, while employed at the Bahamas Customs office on ThompCUSTOMSGUARDACCUSED OF STEALING CHARGED: Customs guard John Pinder leaves court yesterday. Felip Major /Tribune staff SEE page seven F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f B y TANEKA THOMPSON D eputy Chief Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net PRIME Minister Hubert I ngraham yesterday outlined s everal proposed changes to t he Parliamentary Elections A ct which he said are meant to strengthen democracy and t he electoral process. The myriad of amendments w ill create greater surety as t o the constituency where a person is entitled to vote; increase the number of eligible voters; create a special voter category for those eli g ible to vote but unable to do so on election day, and reduce t he number of uncounted ball ots by eliminating two of the DUE to technical problems we were unable to print our Sports section in yesterdays Tribune, The Hurricane supplement will be published tomorrow. We apologise for any incon venience caused. APOLOGY By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamas human trafficking assessment was downgraded even further after failing to satisfy standards set by the US State Department for the third consecutive year. Despite making significant efforts, the country was again listed as a destination, source, and transit country for persons subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking in the 2011 Traficking in Persons (TIP released yesterday. The report, which targets pros ecution, protection and prevention of human trafficking, stated: Despite these efforts most notably increased government statements of commitment to address the countrys human trafficking problem the government did not demonstrate evidence of an overall increase in its anti-traf ficking efforts over the previous year; therefore The Bahamas is placed on Tier 2 Watch List. It added: The absence of a formal inter-ministerial coordi nation body and formal procedures to guide officials in how to identify and address suspected instances of forced labour or forced prostitution were obstacles to progress during the report ing period. Government efforts noted include the implementation of a special cadre of prosecutors within the Department of Public Prosecutions, to be assigned to trafficking cases. However, according to the US State Department, there have been no reports of assisted victims or prosecuted offenders. Trafficking, defined as mod ern day slavery, covers a range US DOWNGRADES BAHAMAS HUMAN TRAFFICKING ASSESSMENT SEE page eight SEE page seven PM OUTLINES PROPOSED CHANGES TO PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT

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No IPTC Header found By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net EXUMA MP Anthony Moss was criticised by a political hopeful for failing to concentrate on developing and improving the lives of Exumians. Currently seeking the Exuma nomination from the PLP in the next general election, Exuma native Danny Strachan in a vision statement issued yesterday challenged incumbent Anthony Moss to give an account of what he has accomplished within his constituency over the last five years, describing his term as a failure. In the case of the incumbent he must account to Exumians for his stewardship over the past five years and why they should consider supporting him for another term, he said. In his statement Mr Strachan alleges that Mr Moss has been ineffective in developing a platform for the growth and development of Exuma. Mr Strachan also questioned Mr Mosss accountability to constituents despite their numerous complaints about concerns in the area. He did not have a community meeting to discuss issues and/or problems facing his constituents during the entire time he has been in office there is no sign anywhere in Exuma to show where his constituency office is located. It is almost as if he is hiding from his constituents, said the statement. Already an active member in the Exuma community, being a local businessman, community activist and Chairman and Commodore of the National Family Island Regatta ,Mr Strachan said i t is important to move forward with a candidate who is committed to the task of serving the people of Exuma. If we are going to get a better government then we need to elect persons who have a passion for service and a burning desire to improve the quality of life of our citizens, Mr Strachan said. Speaking with The Tribune yesterday Mr Strachan said he has Moss accused of failing to focus on improving the lives of Exumians LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 TRIBUNE What to EnterWe are looking for striking original digital images highlighting the diversity, strength and beauty of Bahamian landscape, life style and culture. Images may be taken anywhere in The Bahamas. Trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia, used under licence (where applicable ** Photos by Kishan Munroe of the Love My Bahamas Downtown Art Experience.Contest Rules Scotiabank Calendar Photo Contest (the Contest to all Bahamian citizens, with the exception of employees of Scotiabank (Bahamashereinafter referred to as The Bank respective parent companies, subsidiaries and/or those living in the same household of each and their immediate families. Everything Bahamian. professional photographer, details to be announced. forms are available at any Scotiabank branch or may be downloaded from www.bahamas.scotiabank.com. become the property of The Bank. The Bank reserves the right to use the entries in the future. (Entries will not be returned.) and will indemnify the Bank against any actions, proceedings, claims, demands or litigation brought against the Bank for the use of the photograph. outlined. By participating in the Contest, the contestant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood and agrees to be Entry Deadline August 1, 2011 To download the complete Competition Rules and Requirements and ofcial Entry Form, please visit www.bahamas. scotiabank.comEverything Bahamian CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST SEE page three ANTHONY MOSS

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By CELESTE NIXON T ribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net UNABLE to generate enough electricity to meet customer demand, BEC is requesting that those with pri-v ate generators use them during peak hours to lessen the strain on the grid. In an effort to minimise electricity cuts as a result of the generation shortfall in N ew Providence, the B ahamas Electricity Corporation announced the implementation of its Generation Assistance Plan whichi nvolves asking for assistance f rom customers with large standby generators with a capacity of more than 1000kw. I n a press statement issued yesterday, BEC said: As a r esult of unforeseen chall enges, the corporation is unable to generate sufficient e lectricity to meet customer d emand during peak periods. I n an effort to minimise the impact to residential cus tomers, BEC has put in place a Generation Assistance Plan (GAP Sufficient With these private units o perational and not on BECs circuit, the expectation is that there will be sufficient capac-i ty to prevent outages to residential and other commercial customers. B EC public relations officer Arnette Ingraham told The Tribune that GAP involves targeting corpora t ions and hotels with industrial-size generators. She added that peak hours a re 10.30am to 5pm and 7.30pm to 11pm. So far, several big busi n esses have responded to the request and BEC believes it should be able to keep up with most of the demand, MsI ngraham said. With these systems off the grid we will be able to supply r esidential and commercial customers, she said. According to the statement, two of the three BEC gener a tors that developed problems last week, which resulted in the power cuts across the island, have been repaired however the third unit remains out of service despite being expected back onlinel ast Friday. B EC said it is also challenged by delays in completion of a planned overhaul on one of its larger generators, which is not expected to be back in service until later this week. Until then, BEC is encoura ging customers to conserve e lectricity where possible, thus reducing demand while decreasing their electricity bills at the same time. BEC expects that the generation shortfall will be eliminated once the unit that is being overhauled is backo nline. T he statement also said BEC is looking to rent some generators as back-up during peak summer months. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011, PAGE 3 By LAMECH JOHNSON RELIGIOUS leaders say they are concerned about the governments support for a UN resolution on protecting the rights of homosexuals. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT passed by the UN Human Rights Council June 17 with support from 23 member countries. The Bahamas sat in as an observer on the decision, but was not eligible to vote. Responding to reports that Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said the country does support the principle behind the resolution, pastors Lyall Bethel, Allan Lee and Cedric Moss issued a statement yesterday expressing their shock. It asked: "Whose views was Mr Symonette representing at the UN meeting his personal views, his party's views, or the country's views that are decidedly against the expansion of special rights for homosexuals? Favour The statement continued: We also note that the Bahamas does not have a seat on the council, nor had he seen the resolution, Mr Symonette was in favour of the expansion of rights for people of any persuasion. "Do our politicians really believe and respect that we are a sovereign nation that believes our freedoms are truly guaranteed by an abiding respect for Christian values and the rule of the law?" The resolution was passed to protect lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender persons from discrimination and abuse. According to the pastors, laws covering this already exist in the Bahamas. "Homosexuals have the right to free speech, freedom of religion, due process under the law, protection from physical assault and abuse, the right to engage in business, own property, vote, along with a host of other rights, they said. The pastors therefore feel the issue is not so much about dis crimination or equal rights, but rather special protection for a special way of life and same-sex marriages as a civil right. BEC: People with private generators should use them GENERATIONASSISTANCE PLAN PASTORS QUESTION THE DPM'S RESOLUTION SUPPORT Move to ease the strain on grid L YALLBETHEL D EPUTY PRIME MINISTER B rent Symonette. been canvassing the people in various communities throughout Exuma and has been encouraged and happy with their response. Mr Strachan said that education, health, the environment, infra structure and special projects for our youth will be given priority if given the PLP nomination and elected to Parliament. Improvements to educational institutions on the island were s ome of the priorities Mr Strachan said he would concentrate on, in particular a new L N Coakley High School with a proper dormitory, increased training for educators, upgrades to parks, play grounds and youth sporting facilities and a new George Town Primary School. My vision is very youth orientated because they are the future of our country and they need to be supported by the community the youth are frustrated and it contributes to social ills not only in Exuma but the country, said Mr Strachan. He added that successive governments have been promising these type of improvements for 15 years and have yet to deliver. Exuma MP Moss under fire FROM page two

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EDITOR, The Tribune. The recent decision from our highest court, the Privy C ouncil, in the Maxo Tido case, which resulted in the overturning of the death p enalty for the appellant, has resulted in almost mass h ysteria in the country. Some are calling for the abolition of the Privy Council as our final court of criminal appeal, while others are r eferring to the court and its judges in abusive terms, and politicians, always quick to attempt to gain votes by e spousing what they determine the majority of voters deem important, are indicating that if elected theyw ill enforce the death penal t y. However, can we blame t he Privy Council for its p osition on death penalty m atters? More than 10 years a go this august body in the l andmark Jamaican case of Pratt and Morgan vs the Queen ruled that it constit uted cruel and inhumane treatment to hang a cond emned person who had been languishing in prison u nder a death sentence for a l ong period of time (now uniformly accepted at five years). S ubsequent to that deci s ion the Privy Council ruled in another appeal that it was not proper to condemn all persons convicted of murder to death and the sen-t encing in each case had to be decided on its own facts. This was a clear signal to the legislature that it was nece ssary to put in place guide l ines for judges to use in sent encing convicted murder ers. Indeed, Dame Joan Sawyer, then President of the Court of Appeal about four years ago called upon the government to put in place the necessary guide-l ines. H owever, nothing was done and judges were obliged to use their discretion with the aid of attorneys, social workers and psychiatrists to decide upon appro priate sentences. This created a lacuna in our law and has allowed the Privy Council to use its own p rinciples in adjudging what i s an appropriate punishm ent for persons convicted o f murder in The Bahamas. Ideally we should have f ollowed the example of the U nited Kingdom, which, prior to the complete abolition of the death penalty, divided murder into capital and nonc apital. The government has indicated that it intends to b ring some legislation to the House of Assembly, and it is believed that this would be along the lines of a distinc tion between capital andn on capital murder. Examples of capital murder offences include: 1) the killing of a peace officer or a prison officer, 2) Murder by firearm or explosives. 3 ) Conviction on two or more murders. 4) Murder in the course of the commission of a felony. (This would have covered the Maxo Tido case a s it has been reported that this crime was committed d uring the commission of a r ape, which is a felony). Therefore, as I see it there i s no need to rant and rave at the Privy Council or call i ts judges and its decision stupid. For, it is not clear h aving regard to the constit ution if it would be an easy m atter to abolish the Privy C ouncil for criminal matters, a nd persons involved in the f inancial sector continually t ell us that we need the P rivy Council for our off shore clients to have confid ence in the Bahamian judicial system. I n recent days it has b ecome clear that more B ahamians are aware that c apital punishment is not a d eterrent to crime, conseq uently it can be assumed t hat the cry for the death penalty is for revenge. So, if w hat we want is the state killing of a convicted murd erer, we can keep the Privy Council and satisfy our b lood thirsty desires, prov ided we pass the right legi slation. But I would like our citizens to remember this warning: Revenge at first though sweet, bitter ere long, back on itself recoils. (John Milton Paradise Lost). JEANNE I THOMPSON Nassau, June 23, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas 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 W EBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm THE STEADY and organized pace at which the electoral register is being prepared,w ith the amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Act already before parliament to make it possible for more Bahamians to vote, is certainly impressive especially when one recalls the shambolic chaos of the 2007 election. The new voters register will close on July 14 for next years election, which must be called sometime before May, 2012. This leaves almost 11 more months before Bahamians go to the polls to elect their government. Of course, the election can be calleda t any time within those 11 months. Prime Minister Ingraham is the only person who can set that date. However, by this time in 2006 Prime Minister Christie was all a-dither as he tried to make decisions about when to open and then when to close the voters register for the 2007 election. He agonised for months over a date, blaming the Bahamian people for the slow ness of registration. He eventually closed the register on March 12, 2007 two months before the May 3rd election. The Boundaries Commission was thrown into confusion as its work, which should have been completed by November the year before, could do little until the voters register had closed. In the House of Assembly on March 21, 2007 hardly two months before Bahamians were to go to the polls, Mr Christie was blaming the lateness of the constituencies report on the slow pace of voter registration. With the reg ister still open the Boundaries Commission was unable to make any decisions on how some of the constituencies should be drawn up. By February 2007 with the voters register still open, and the constitutional dead line for the election nearing Mr Brent Symonette, then Opposition representative on the Commission, publicly expressed the Oppositions frustration with the dithering Christie government. If Mr Christie had set an early date the year before as Prime Minister Ingraham has done this year he would have avoided all the confusion that his own indecision had created. As a consequence many mistakes were made and the parliamentary registrar was unfairly blamed. One can see the difference between these two leaders Ingraham and Christie in the planning of these two elections. Christies 2007 campaign, beset with confusion from beginning to end. Even after defeat there was at least 24 hours of rumours of flawed results and a reluctance to leave the seat of power. On the otherhand, in the planning for 2012 one is aware of a competent, decisive leader at the helm. T he PLP dont want personalities to be a part of this election. But, no one wants to go back to 2002-2007, which was beset with much talk and little action. This election, like it or not, is going to be an election between two leaders one decisive the other indecisive. Take your pick. With the passage of the amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Act, many of the issues that have resulted in election court petitions have been dealt with. Persons, who were off the island and unable to vote cann ow do so; the decision that has bedeviled many an election court as to the meaning of ordinarily resident in a constituency has now been defined, and, hopefully, there will be little need for election courts in the future. Mr Ingraham gave several examples of voters who were disfranchised because it was claimed that they were not ordinarily resident in the constituency in which they voted. One of the examples given was the curious case of former House Speaker Vernon Symonette. In 2003, said Mr Ingraham, the election court determined that Mr Symonette, an Inaguan, former Minister of the Ingraham cabinet and House Speaker, who had to leave his hometown of Inagua for Nassau to fulfil his official duties, could not register and vote in Inagua. The court discarded Mr Symonette and his wifes vote. After the passage of these amendments that can no longer happen. Customs, immigration and police officers as well as teachers in the Public Service and other public officers who have lived in a constituency all their lives will not lose their residency simply because they have been transferred to a Family Islands. The same principle will apply to non civil servants Bahamians whose work takes them from their island homes. This includes students abroad and their spouses none of these categories now have to come home to register and to vote. There are also the special voters. This includes persons who are ill and cannot vote on election day, candidates and their spouses and persons who are likely to be out of the Bahamas on election day. There are also clauses that will prevent the dead turning up at the polls, and prisoners voting from behind bars on election day. There are many more amendments to clean up the election process, make it easier for Bahamians to participate and eliminate as much of the confusion that plagued past years especially the year 2007. Dont blame the Privy Council LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net More Bahamians can now vote NOTICE is hereby given that JAMES HALFORD VAUGHAN, P.O. BOX AB-20529, Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21st day of JUNE 2011 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.NOTICE EDITOR, The Tribune. T he letter that Mr Smith, Mr Galanis and Mr Rigby sent to the PLP leader, was very interesting indeed. No matter what their motivation it has pointed out a hard truth. That Mr Christie has the biggest share of responsibility for the partys loss in the 2007 elections, and that he has learned absolutely nothing from his mistakes. M r Christie sees nothing wrong with surrounding himself and e ven appointing to his cabinet, persons who have been accused of rape, breaking and entering, and fast tracking a permanent residence for a friend. D espite what Mr Christie may believe corruption does mat ter to a lot of Bahamians, and yet he plans to nominate again persons who have been tainted by scandals. I suppose all that matters to Mr Christie is for him to become PM again. And for what purpose? Certainly not help and hope. He p romised that before and he failed to deliver. What Mr Christie should do is simply resign his post, and let h is party choose a new leader who may be less tolerant to corruption. Otherwise he is simply leading his party to another defeat. HARRY JOHNSON Nassau, June, 2011. Christie should resign

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THE OFFICE of the Attorney General will stand by actions taken by its Directoro f Public Prosecutions with regard to a recent Court of Appeal judgment, AG John Delaney confirmed yesterday. Director of Public Prosecutions Vinette GrahamAllen was ordered to appearin the Court of Appeal yesterday after coming under firefor claiming the court had erred in a judgment a charge the court claimed was "baseless." Mr Delaney told The Tri bune : I stand by the actions of my law officers, it is not something that was taken lightly or unadvisedly. We considered it internally and we look forward to assisting the court with that explanation. He appeared before the appellate court yesterday in Mrs Graham-Allens stead, as she was out of the jurisdiction as a major presenter ata prosecutors conference. Last Friday, the justices criticised Mrs Graham-Allen for misleading the appellate court by making an urgent application for leave to appeal a judgment in the case of former death row inmate Godfrey Sawyer. Logistically she could not be back in time, we did make efforts to achieve that, Mr Delaney said outside the court yesterday. The Direc tor of Public Prosecutions ismy agent, she is the agent of the Attorney General. Whenever she acts, she acts under the authority of the Attorney General. Also present in court yes terday were acting DPP Gavin Gaskins, attorney Koschina Marshall and prosecutor Jillian Williams, who signed the notice of motion. Mrs Williams and Mrs Graham-Allen were ordered to explain the circumstances under which the application was made on April 19. When the court handed down its written judgment in Sawyer's case on Friday, more than three months after hav ing quashed his murder and armed robbery convictions and ordering that he be retried for manslaughter, Justice Stanley John said the fil ing of Mrs Graham-Allens application had exposed the court to the risk of comment and perhaps disapproval from the Privy Council. Justice George Newman, who had been on the panel that heard Sawyer's appeal, expressed similar sentiments. 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 available, unless there are pressing reasons for doing so. But Mr Delaney said: Having inquired into it, and reviewed it, since this matter arose last Friday, I am satisfied that it was the correct thing to do. It was not unusual in any way. The government of the Bahamas takes serious crime very seriously we believe that the people of the Bahamas take serious crime very seriously. Sawyer, 30, was convicted in November 2009 of the murder of Sterling Eugene and was sentenced to death by then Senior Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen. She described the crime as the "worst of the worst." Mr Eugene, who was a security guard at Quality Discount Mart, was killed duringa robbery at the store in 2005. He was shot in the back and buttocks as he was trying to get off the ground following a struggle in which he and another employee tried to stop the robber from escaping with the store's cash trays. Last February, the Ministry of National Security announced that the Advisory Committee on the Preroga tive of Mercy had met and determined that Sawyer's case was not one that warranted mercy, and that the law should take its course. It was subsequently announced that Sawyer had filed an appeal which would delay his execution. In April, the Court of Appeal quashed his murder and armed robbery convictions and ordered that he be retried for manslaughter. Sawyer was also granted $15,000 bail, however he remains in prison as his bail has not been posted. Sawyer is represented by attorney Roger Gomez Jr. The appellate court will revisit Sawyers bail circumstances on July 12, and the DPPs matter was adjourned to August 22. Mr Delaney added: We do not intend to be prejudiced by delay, where we can avoid delay, and so you can anticipate that the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Prosecutions, wherever it can reduce delay and avoid preju dice by delay, will be acting in that matter of course, subject to correct procedure and lawfully and with fairness to all parties. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011, PAGE 5 IN AN effort to display its commitment to caring for the environment and keeping the Bahamas beautiful, advocacy group We The People co-ordinated the placement of two benches at the seaside green space opposite the Perpall Tract Park on West Bay Street. WTPs founding members, known as The First 30, and Bahamian artist Antonius Roberts donated the handcrafted benches, which were made from the casuarina trees removed from Saunders Beach to be replaced with indigenous plants. In addition, WTP and Mr Roberts engaged the support of Four Seasons Land scaping who provided the concrete pads used to anchor the benches. Four Seasons also cleaned up the area. The old benches were removed and properly disposed of. Although small in size, the enhancement of this green space provides a tranquil oasis where residents and visitors alike can sit, relax and commune with nature. Photo/ Tim Aylen AGs office stand by DPP over Court of Appeal judgement John Delaney appears before appellate court in Vinette Graham-Allens stead D IRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS V inette Graham-Allen and Attorney General John Delaney GODFREY SAWYER is shown going to t he Court of Appeal y esterday. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@ tribunemedia.net FREEPORT The nine persons elected in the City of Freeport District were sworn in as councillors on Monday afternoon at the Prime Ministers Office. Taking the official oath of office were Chervita Campbell and Don Martin (High Rock and Derek Sands (Lucaya Kevin Ferguson and Solomon Morley (Marco City); Melvina Albury and William Martinborough (Pineridge Jones (Hawksbill The next step is for coun cillors to elect from among themselves a chief and deputy chief councillor to head the Council. Members A similar swearing-in will be held for elected committee members of the West Grand Bahama on Tuesday morning at the Local Government Office in Eight Mile Rock. Byron Woodside, Minister of State for Local Government, attended a church service held at Mt Zion Baptist Church on Sunday for all elected local gov ernment representatives. He said that each Council should have a strategic plan that has the input of the people they serve. Mr Woodside stressed that elected officials have a great responsibility in effecting change in their area. You are in the best position to articulate and address the needs of local citizens, therefore, what happens and what does not happen lies within your hands, he said. SEE PAGE SIX Nine are sworn in as councillor s in Freeport WE THE PEOPLE HELPS KEEP THE BAHAMAS BEAUTIFUL

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE LOW voter turnout in Exuma, the Exuma Cays and Ragged Island caused concern among local government and parliamentary r egistrar officials. The heavily populated district was hit by storms on J une 23 when Local Gove rnment elections were held i n the well populated district, and many registeredv oters stayed indoors. A t the time, senior deputy administrator of the Exumas and Ragged Island Ivan Ferguson said: We have hadi nclement weather this morning and I believe that may have affected the turnout today. The inclement weather began at about 5.30 this morning and never stoppedo r subsided until about q uarter to eight, and that may have affected the turnout. At the same time, he not e d, Exumians seem content with their local representa tives, as many area candi d ates were not challenged. The elections here have been somewhat low-key. There seems to have beenv ery little interest in voting i n certain polling divisions, said Mr Ferguson. In Exuma, there has b een uncontested polling divisions in five areas, and so that is an indication of the lacklustre support thatwe have had for local government elections in this district. For a while, Exumians had concerns about which register would be used for the elections, but officials quickly established that the current register would be utilised, rather than the new one still being compiled. There seems to have been some confusion about t he register that would have been used, but that was clarified, said Mr Ferguson. They were told that they c an vote on the current regi ster because two registers cannot be enforced at thes ame time. And, the new v oter cards cannot be dis tributed at this time, while the current register is still in force. VOTER turnout for the June 23 Local Government elections was low in the City of Freeport compared to other Family Islands districts. Byran Woodside, Minister of State for Lands and Local Government, said: In the city of Freeport, the turnout was not as good. In some of the polling divisions, the turnout was as low as one-fifth of the registered voters or in some of the polling divisions, as low as 25 per cent. Mr Woodside noted that in more remote islands, local government plays a vital role in the local community and for this reason, the turnout tends to be as high as 80 to 90 per cent. He said: The day, from every indication, went quite well. Bahamians have come out in full force in some of the districts to vote for persons whom they wish to serve for the next three years in their local government councils and town committees. The central government is working to interest more young people in governance, teamwork and negotiation by creating junior councils, he added. We hope that will bear some fruits in the future, Mr Woodside said. So when you have a cadre of young people in the city of Freeport, believing the strong view that local government is important, they will not only embrace voting in the local elections, but also offer themselves for leadership in the local government council in the city of Freeport. He added: What is critical to appreciate is that generally, people understand local government. They want local government to be empowered to do more and they certainly support this democratic evolution that started in 1996 in the Bahamas. Grand Bahama has a unique situation as a result of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, which some 50 plus years ago, enabled the establishment of a Port Authority, so in a sense, the City of Freeport had local government well before the establishment of the 1996 Local Government Act. So, they have been a very sophisticated society, in that sense that they have had what may be considered a three-tier form of local government with the state municipality and at a local government council level. They have a great opportunity to build on what has historically allowed them to be an autonomous district. So, it is important that they continue to work in harmony with the Port Authority and they seek to partner with them and go beyond the types of things that local government would tend to do, like cleaning the parks and building community centres and things of that nature, said Mr Woodside. By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour, the new officer in charge of the Grand B ahama District, said investigations are cotinuing into the five homicides recorded this year in the district. He is calling on persons with information to come forward and assist the police in its efforts to solve these matters. One murder is one too m any and we have five already for the year in the district, he said Wednesday at Police Headquarters, where he unveiled his policing plan for the Grand Bahama District. ACP Seymour assumed command of the district last week following an official hand o ver from Quinn McCartney, who has been promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police. With some 400 officers under his charge, Mr Seymour pledged we will do everything in our power to solve these( homicide) matters and bring the perpetrators to justice. Kaynisha McBride, a 24year-old mother of two, was shot to death while sitting in a car with her ex-boyfriend at his residence on Saturday evening, pushing the murder count to five for the year. M cBrides ex-boyfriend and her current boyfriend have been questioned and released by police. Mr Seymour said police are conducting extensive investigation into the murder. We have no suspects and remain open to any and everyp ossibility. We have not narrowed our investigation to any particular person at this time, he said. We continue to invite members of the public, thosepersons who have information, to come forward to ensure that justice is served in this case and any other cases. ACP Seymour said the police cannot solve crime without the assistance of the public. When any act of criminali ty occurs anywhere in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, it is the responsibil ity of every citizen to ensure that justice is served. I have heard people say they dont want to get involved, but everyone has a civic duty to report any act of criminality to the police or to the appropriate authorities because police can not be everywhere at all times; we depend on the public to come forward, he said. Mr Seymours goal is to con tinue to provide quality policing to the Grand Bahama District. He said they will adopt a zero tolerance approach to all offences and increase police visibility in the district. Mr Seymour said all avail able resources will be utilized to combat crime. He noted that additional resources are expected to come on stream shortly. He said that 30 new recruits who are expected to graduate in the next several months will also enhance its manpower. LOW VOTER TURNOUT IN EXUMA ATTRIBUTED TO BAD WEATHER LOCALGOVERNMENTELECTIONS C ALL FOR INFORMATION ON HOMICIDES IN GRAND BAHAMA R IGHT: M inister Byran W oodside chats with Admin istrator Ivan Ferguson, left. BELOW: Minister Byran W oodside, left, speaks with Exuma voters. Gena Gibbs /BIS But many area candidates were unchallenged Voter turnout low in Freeport compared to Family Islands I I n n t t h h e e c c i i t t y y o o f f F F r r e e e e p p o o r r t t , t t h h e e t t u u r r n n o o u u t t w w a a s s n n o o t t a a s s g g o o o o d d . I I n n s s o o m m e e o o f f t t h h e e p p o o l l l l i i n n g g d d i i v v i i s s i i o o n n s s , t t h h e e t t u u r r n n o o u u t t w w a a s s a a s s l l o o w w a a s s o o n n e e f f i i f f t t h h o o f f t t h h e e r r e e g g i i s s t t e e r r e e d d v v o o t t e e r r s s o o r r i i n n s s o o m m e e o o f f t t h h e e p p o o l l l l i i n n g g d d i i v v i i s s i i o o n n s s , a a s s l l o o w w a a s s 2 2 5 5 p p e e r r c c e e n n t t . B yran Woodside, Minister of State for Lands and Local Government PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Associated Press A CAREERChilean diplomat has taken up his post as head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Mariano Fernandez Amunategui (Ah-mu-NA-te-gee the special representative of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Kimoon. He replaces Edmond Mulet, a Guatemalan diplomat who left the job in late May. Fernandez will oversee the U.N. mission that was sent to Haiti in 2004 to stabilize the poor Caribbean country after a violent rebellion toppled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and sent him into exile. The United Nations press office said Monday that Fernandez arrived in Haiti on Sunday. CARIBBEANNEWS CHILEAN BEGINS AS THE UN PEA CEKEEPING CHIEF IN HAITI Share your news The T ribune wants to hear fr om people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your stor y

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LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011, PAGE 7 !"#$%&#'(")' *+,-*./0/ !"#$%&"'(%)(&%*$$%"+,%-./01%23456%*789$*: FromB e autifulSumm e rColor s toInd e p e nd e n ce Color s By INIGO NAUGHTY Z ENICAZELAYA S UMMERis here, so every nook and cranny is crawling w ith a summer infestation of terror and destruction that would rival any of those plagues found in The Good Book. You guessed it, teenagers! Ah, yes, I remember the freefor-all, happy go lucky days of youthful existence. We all had our go-to fun filled outlets during the l ong hot summer break and the older we got the more daring we became. Mothers cars were rolled out of driveways right after midnight witht he stealth and precision of a Navy Seal Unit. The cars were rolled down the street until out of earshot, started up and driven off t o the hottest night spots (where e ntry was a separate mission entirely). Back then, the only G rand Theft Auto we knew of was an inside job thatif executed correctly from start to finishcoulde levate the perpetrator to lege ndary status among his peers. G rand parties were organized in t he blink of an eye (once Mom and Dad had confirmed their arrival at their vacation destinat ion). So to not expose certain persons who have since attained l ofty status in this community, I will not comment any further on said events. (No need to rehash their escapades with beer funnels,l ivestock and other sordid oddit ies!) By all standards of the day these brazen parties and joyrides were considered extreme actions ore vents. (Im quite sure as you read t his an event or two from your past has crept to the front of your brain.E ither youre smiling or frowning or both. Either way, enjoy the memory.) Generation Sadly, I was informed recently by my best friends son (a 15-yearold hybrid between a skateboard-e r, MMA fighter, BMX/ motor cross rider and pit-bull breeder) that what his father and I did in our generation was not extreme, but rather boring, mischievous behavior. He may have even used the word lame. Little Booger (as I affectionately call him) proceeded to expound on the difference between Gene ration X and Generation Next. As he explained the many ways the Next-ers dwindle away their summer days whilst endang ering all around them in the name o f cool points, I realised this new, young, extreme generation hast aken one too many hits to the head while practicing their extreme moves. Being a fan of most things old school, I have had about enough of this as I can take, and since there isn o time like the present I must n ow deal with the matter. T he matter being the utter disregard for the accomplishments and legacies left behind for the next generation by the previousg eneration. Truly, If we didnt do w hat we did the bar wouldnt be set, and you would have nothing to s hoot for, Next-ers, since in order to be extreme you must f irst break rules that have never been broken, ride that which has never been ridden, and do things w hich have not been done. As you look to surpass greatn ess (or lameness, depending on your point of view), let me first tell you what is not extreme, young ones. Pulling off a 360 degree skateboard trick as you avoid a tour bus a s you blaze down the entrance to the Atlantis going against the flow of traffic is not extreme. Wheelie Determining how far you can p op a wheelie riding down the middle of Bay Street with no helmet on is not extreme. Sportinga radical hair style with a fashion fiasco wardrobe to match, as in tshirts expressing teenage angst to the world and shants (I stillh avent figured out if theyre shorts or pants) is not extreme. The multiple piercings that make you youngsters look like youre a bout to spring a leak (maybe t hats where some common sense has evaporated from) is not extreme. Do you want to know what is r eally extreme little ones? Extreme is waking up very early every day and going to work to provide for a family. Paying ally our bills on time (especially in t his economy) for many is considered extreme. C ooking dinner, transporting extreme kids to and from their r equired activities and cleaning up after these extremely messy kids i s whats extreme these days, because with the average child s taying with Mom and Dad into their 30s theres really no end in sight! Extreme! Balancing your relationship with your spouse and finishing all the domestic things your wife dreams up around the house is extreme. Tune up the car, landscape the yard, play with a five month old who is teething while trying to wina board game against toddlers who k now how to cheat now thats extreme! I n the adult world, a world you hopefully will have not an inkling o f for many, many, many years to come, what is considered extreme would figuratively blow a way your literally bruised minds. Watching you all make your w ay through this world is extreme. T here are high hopes that you will be the generation to find cures f or diseases, end hunger and bring forth world peace because so far we X-ers have not accomplished all that. Until then, though, good luck building that skateboard ramp this summer. COMICS VIEW INIGO NAUGHTY ZENICAZELAYA What in the world is extreme? son Blvd. According to court dockets, he allegedly stole, while on d uty, one Gucci handbag, three Gucci wallets, two coach w allets and four coach bags, the property of the Bahamas government. The items are valued at $975.I nitially, Pinder failed to show up to court and a war rant of arrest was issued. However, he showed up two hours later and told the Magistrate he went to the wrong court. T he warrant was then cancelled. P inder pleaded not guilty to the charges. His police bail was cancelled. Magistrate Archer granted him another bail in the amount of $5,000 with one surety. Pinder was also charged an additional $50 and his cell phone was taken away after it rang during the proceed ings. T he case was adjourned to November 14. conditions that warrant a protest vote. The modifications will also l imit the period within which an election petition may be presented to 21 days follow-i ng the declaration of the result, as opposed to when the next session of Parliament r esumes after the election. Government is also considering making changes to the current ballot recountp rocess, to only require a recount by a returning officer if these rejected, spoilt, p rotest and challenged votes could alter the result of an election. Although not outlined in the amended Bill, Government also wants to end the process of all voters having t o register every five years. M r Ingraham said he hopes the next Parliament will be satisfied with this register,o nly mandating that new voters or those who have moved out of a constituency and intoa new one will have to regis ter after 2012. The amendments will allow students and public officers w ho are overseas but nor mally reside in the Bahamas to register and vote at an embassy or high commission in an advance poll. Under the c urrent law, overseas students o r public officers at foreign missions had to return home in order to register and vote. T he changes will also extend to the spouses of over seas students and eliminate t he need for them to be enrolled in an institution. One amendment to the Bill will allow teachers, customs a nd immigration and other public officers who have resided in a constituency for m ost of their lives, but have been transferred to another part of the country for work,t o vote in their constituency of long-time residence. The amendments will also address the issue of not allow i ng members of Parliament or Cabinet ministers, who ordinarily reside on an island other than New Providence but spend most of their time in the capital for work-relatedp urposes, to register and vote i n their home constituency. The amendments also allow a voter who has movedo ut of one constituency into another to vote in the old area up until a year after the move. The conditions for casting a protest vote are also amended in the new legislation. A person will only vote on a yellow protest ballot if he has a voter's card indicating that he is registered in that area, but his name is not on the register of voters for that con stituency. All others will vote on a white ballot. The nation's chief also gave Parliament a breakdown of the number of voters registered on the new roster. According to Mr Ingraham more than 87,000 voters were logged on the new register as of June 25. On New Providence, all constituencies have at least 2,000 registered voters except one Bain and Grants T own which has 1,886 registered voters. The Blue Hills and Golden Isles constituencies have m ore than 3,000 registered voters. In Grand Bahama only two c onstituencies Pineridge and West End have fewer than 2,000 voters. On the Family Islands, N orth Eleuthera and North Abaco have more than 2,000 registered voters. The current register will close on July 14, said Mr Ingraham who urged all eligible persons to register. Voters will still be able to register on the new register until the day before polling. Pineridge MP Kwasi Thompson and Marathon representative Dr Earl Deveaux gave credit to the Bill for deepening democracy and allowing more voters to cast ballots. Lead speaker for the opposition Progressive Liberal Party Philip Davis made a number of recommendations to government in relation to the proposed amendments. Customs guard accused of stealing FROM page one According to Mr Mortimer there was nothing wrong with the d eal, which earns the company almost $200,000 a year in inter e st. He said there is no insider training, and the deal is not the same as a corporate thing where someone is selling shares. To understand the whole bond issue you need to speak to Central Bank. Everyone applies through Central Bank. The bonds are totally handled by the Central Bank. Payments are submitted to the Central Bank for the bonds. It is a totally handso ff exercise, said Mr Mortimer. He confirmed there was no competitive bid with the Camp bells Shipping offer, and that the ELA, not the Central Bank, with the approval of the board, selected the companies that were offered the bonds. Accountant Hubert Chipman, ELA deputy chairman, declined to answer whether he was present at the board meet ing, when the decision was made to award the bond. I am finished talking, he said. By purchasing the ELA bond, Campbells Shipping is in effect loaning the ELA $3 million for 12 years at an interest rate of 6 per cent. The companys investment is secured by the government. I don't see how it lacked transparency. It is paid for. It is not as if it is not paid for. It was offered to certain companies who were contacted. How could it be a conflict of interest? What is the difference if it is an arms length transaction? asked Mr Mortimer. Tribune sources claim the auditors are still waiting to receive documentation indicating the $3 million was paid. It is not as if a company is selling shares and I am the pres ident of the company and it is insider trading. These bonds were out there. They were offered to certain companies, just like College of the Bahamas. They have private offers, he said. Other companies, including the National Insurance Board and Family Guardian, were privately offered ELA bonds, according to Mr Mortimer. Referencing the College of the Bahamas, he said it is not unusual for bonds to be offered to private companies. Although there are no regulations mandating his disclosure, Mr Mortimer said he declared his interests in the company prior to the board awarding the bond. According to documents obtained by the Tribune, a letter was sent from Deborah Jackson, ELA chief administrative officer in August 2008 to Wendy Craigg, governor of the Central Bank, advising the bank that Campbells Shipping had been awarded a Series-B bond. Please prepare bond certificates beginning with #23 for (Campbells Shipping ready for collection, stated the letter, which was signed by Ms Jackson, and Patrice Paul, ELA executive secretary and alternate signatory. He could not make that kind of deal unless he was chairman. If the chair was not chairman he could not make that kind of deal, a Tribune source claimed. The source saw it as a conflict. It was not advertised. It was issued to him in a private manner. It was issued after he became chairman. You cannot authorise your own self. He is not supposed to be making those types of transactions that benefit him, the source claimed. Government officials have refused to comment on the audit, stating that it is incomplete. Tribune sources claim govern ment officials have been informed of the preliminary findings. FROM page one Education boss denies $3m bond confict FROM page one PM OUTLINES PROPOSED CHANGES TO PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT PROPOSED C HANGES: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE of activities revolving around one person obtaining or holding another person in compelled service. Forms of service can include involuntary servitude, debt bondage, forced labour and forced sex work. Tier 2 nations, the category held by the Bahamas in the 2009 and 2010 reports, are classified for their minimal efforts to protect victims of trafficking and minimal anti-human trafficking law enforcement efforts. At the release of last years report, Minister of Immigration and Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said that the Bahamas would do whatever is possible to make sure were compliant with anti-human trafficking standards. However, National Security minister Tommy Turnquest explained that a difference of opinion on the validity of the report may influence the governments view of compliance. At that time, Mr Turnquest said the government took the issues presented very seriously but, despite efforts, there was no evidence to support the claims. In the report released yesterday, the State Department advised that forced labour and prostitution were acknowledged to exist in the country by senior officials. NGOs and officials in the Bahamas are concerned that the estimated 30,000 undocumented Haitians, most of whom arrive voluntarily, are highly vulnerable to forced labour in farming, landscaping, and housekeeping. The report alleged that there were also cases in which Haitians were coerced into involuntary servitude by employers who withheld work permits, and threatened arrest and deportation. This information was alleged to have come from NGOs and local experts. It was reported that the informant groups also held the fears that Jamaican, Chinese, Peruvian, and Filipino workers could also be vulnerable. Children engaging in sex with men for basic needs, such as food, transportation or material goods, were grouped as vulnerable to sex trafficking in the Bahamas. Recommendations for the Bahamas remain the same as last years, with the exception of the request to implement a national trafficking public awareness and prevention programme. These include: developing and implementing standard procedures for the identification of forced labour and prostitution victims among vulnerable groups; investigating, prosecuting, and punishing suspected human trafficking offenders; and allocating resources for NGOs designated to assist victims. FROM page one H UMAN TRAFFICKING

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WATERLOO, Iowa A ssociated Press REPUBLICANMichele Bachmann officially launchedher White House bid on Monday, casting herself as hardc harging conservative capable o f carrying the party into the 2012 election over a crowded field of GOP rivals so far treading lightly around the tea party favorite. On a sun-splashed morning i n the yard of an historic mansion in Waterloo, the threet erm Minnesota congressw oman insisted the nation can't afford another four years of P resident Barack Obama and r ailed against debt, joblessness and the president's sweeping h ealth care law. She argued t hat she has the appeal to capt ure the GOP nod and oust the D emocratic president. "Americans agree that our country is in peril today and we must act with urgency to save it," Bachmann told thec rowd of family, friends and s upporters. "And Americans a ren't interested in affiliation; they are interested in solutions, a nd leadership that will tell the truth. And the truth is that Americans are the solution andn ot the government." The backdrop served as a powerful reminder of Bachmann's connection to Iowa and its importance in the president ial sweepstakes. Waterloo is Bachmann's birthplace and the historic Snowden House once was home to the Waterloo Women's Club. A recent Iowap oll shows Bachmann essentially tied with national frontr unner Mitt Romney, signaling she's a clear caucus favourite. Bachmann is betting that her standing with the tea party she created the Tea Party Cauc us in Congress and affinity with evangelical Christians will d eliver a win in the first-in-thenation caucus state. "I seek the presidency not for vanity, but because America is at a crucial moment and Ib elieve that we must make a bold choice if we are to secure t he promise of the future," she said. Republican opponents have yet to directly engage Bachmann, but recognise they i gnore her at their own peril. Her candidacy presents a part icular challenge to fellow Minnesotan Tim Pawlenty, the state's former governor. Asked about Bachmann on NBC's "Today" show on Mon d ay, Pawlenty demurred but did focus on his record. "I've a ctually led in an executive position and moved the needle on conservative results," said Pawlenty, who is running radio ads in Iowa that end with the s logan: "Results, Not Rhetoric." A Des Moines Register poll published Sunday showed Bachmann and Romney far ahead in Iowa of Pawlenty, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman,f ormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich, ex-Sen. Rick Santor um, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain. Possible late entrants include Texas Gov. Rick Perry and 2008 vice presidential nominee S arah Palin, who was heading to Iowa on Tuesday for a screening of a documentarya bout her. In her speech, Bachmann steered clear of specific pro p osals she'd advance as presi dent, a day after suggesting that the concerns over averting a debt crisis were "scare tactics" t hat could be solved by paying only the interest on U.S. obligations while lawmakers work o n a deal to cut spending as part of a new debt ceiling. The idea has been dismissed asu nworkable by Treasury Secr etary Tim Geithner. She reminisced about her childhood in a Democratich ousehold and her own volunteer work for Democratic President Jimmy Carter's 1976 c ampaign. But she made clear her allegiances long ago shifted. "The liberals, and to be clear I am not one of those, want y ou to believe the tea party movement is just the right wing of the Republican Party," shes aid. "Nothing could be further from the truth." After the formal Iowa kick off, she headed on a two-days wing through New Hampshire and South Carolina, other earl y voting states. She intends to return to Iowa this weekend. Bachmann, 55, has many wondering if the edgy side that built her into a prominent con s ervative will be the one she shows on the presidential camp aign trail. Her say-anything approach has earned her a loyal following but also plenty of guff from detractors who see her as a fringe politician prone t o missteps. In March, she famously flubbed Revolutionary Warg eography. She told a group of students and conservative activists in Manchester, N.H. You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord." Those first shots of the R evolutionary War were fired in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire. She later admitted s he made a mistake. For this campaign, she has surrounded herself with no-n onsense veterans of national p olitics, some of whom have deep ties to the political estab lishment Bachmann typically e schews. Bachmann's political climb has been swift, brushing off a s chool board race defeat just 12 years ago and moving rapidly from Minnesota's state Senate to Congress, where s he's willingly taken on Democrats and those in GOP leadership. S he's staunchly conservative on social issues, too, calling for more abortion restrictions and constitutional amendments to b an gay marriage. INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011, PAGE 9 REP. MICHELE BACHMANN, R-MINN ., greets supporters after her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Monday. (AP BEIRUT Associated Press SYRIAN forces opened fire at funerals for slain political protesters, a human rights activist said Sunday, leaving two more people dead as Syria tries to subdue weeks of demonstrations against President Bashar Assad. The two were killed Saturday in al-Kaswa, a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, said Rami Abdul-Rahman, the London-based director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Security forces opened fire when the funerals for pro testers killed on Friday turned into protests themselves, he said. Footage posted online by activists showed dozens of people in a Saturday funeral procession for three of the dead in alKaswa, shouting "Allahu Akbar!" or "God is great!" and "Bashar, get out!" One person was also killed Saturday in Damascus' Barzeh neighborhood and two were killed in the village of al-Quseir, near the Lebanese border, Abdul-Rahman said. Hundreds of Syrians, some with gunshot wounds, crossed into neighboring Lebanon late last week fleeing the crackdown. The new arrivals joined thousands of other Syrians who fled to Lebanon in May and early June. The military's recent sweep through northwestern Syria, where armed resistance flared in early June, also has sent more than 11,700 refugees fleeing across the border to refugee camps in Turkey. Syrian activists said 20 people were killed in Friday demonstrations across Syria, including two children aged 12 and 13. The opposition says some 1,400 people have been killed in recent months as the government has cracked down on the movement demanding an end to four decades of autocratic Assad family rule. Syria's military spokesman, meanwhile, told The Associated Press that some 300 soldiers and 50 police have been killed in the months-long unrest, during which the government has repeatedly said its forces have been attacked by "armed gangs." Spokesman Maj. Gen. Riad Haddad was earlier quoted by CNN as saying 1,300 were killed in all, but that was later corrected to say 1,300 members of the security forces have been wounded. Haddad's statement, like the reports by anti-regime activists, could not be independently verified, since Damascus has banned foreign reporters from Syria and put restrictions on local journalists' reporting. ACTIVIST: SYRIA KILLS TWO PR O TES TING AFTER FUNERALS BACHMANN LAUNCHES BID FOR WHITE HOUSE THREE-TERM MINNESOTA CONGRESSWOMAN JOINS 2012 RACE

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 10, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE THE HAGUE, Netherlands Associated Press INTERNATIONALjudges ordered the arrest of Moamm ar Gadhafi on Monday for a llegedly murdering Libyan civilians who rose up against him, as NATO warplanes pounded his Tripoli compound and world leaders stepped upc alls for the Libyan leader to r esign. T he International Criminal Court said Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and his intelligence chief Abdullah alSanoussi are wanted for allegedly orchestrating the killing, injuring, arrest andi mprisonment of hundreds of civilians during the first 12 daysof an uprising to topple Gadhafi from power, and for trying toc over this up. Fighting The warrants from The Hague court turn the three men into internationally wanted susp ects, potentially complicating e fforts to mediate an end to m ore than four months of intense fighting in the North African nation. The warrants w ill be sent to Libya, where Gadhafi remains defiantly entrenched. P residing Judge Sanji Monag eng of Botswana called Gadhafi the "undisputed leader of Libya" who had "absolute, ultimate and unquestioned control" over his country's military and security forces. She said p rosecutors presented evidence showing that following popu-lar uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, Gadhafi and his innerc ircle plotted a "state policy ... aimed at deterring and quelling by any means including by t he use of lethal force d emonstrations by civilians a gainst the regime." Hundreds of civilians were killed, injured or arrested, she said, adding there were "reasonable grounds to believe" that Gadhafi and his son wereb oth responsible for the murder a nd persecution of civilians. Prosecutors said the three suspects should be arrested quickly "to prevent them covering up ongoing crimes andc ommitting new crimes." G adhafi's regime rejected the c ourt's authority even before the decision was read, accusing it of unfairly targeting Africans while ignoring what it calledc rimes committed by NATO in Afghanistan, Iraq "and in Libya now." The ICC has no legitimacy w hatsoever ... all of its activities are directed at African leaders," Libyan governments pokesman Moussa Ibrahim told reporters Sunday. Rebels welcomed the court's a ction, but appeared divided a bout where Gadhafi should ultimately stand trial. Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, head of the Benghazi Interim Council, said rebels would "welcome all assistance from the friendlyc ountries" to help arrest the Libyan leader, and added: "We will hand Gadhafi to (the ICC." Mohammed al-Alaqi, justice minister in the Libyan rebel a dministration, picked up a c opy of the warrant from the court, but suggested Gadhafi could be prosecuted in Libya" under the standards of this c ourt." He also hoped the warrants would persuade Gadhafi'sf orces to defect. "Maybe this decision will make the military brigades change their minds, b ecause Gadhafi and his son have no future at all," he said. I n Washington, White House s pokesman Jay Carney said the warrants underscored the need for justice and for holding Gadhafi accountable, while State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Gadhafi's" isolation is deepening and m any of his former aides have abandoned him. And it's time for him to get the hint that it's time to go." Mission In Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the decision "reinforces the reason for NATO'sm ission, to protect the Libyan p eople from Gadhafi's forces. He added that the Libyan l eader and his supporters need t o realize that "time is rapidly r unning out for them." NATO air forces have been conducting daily air strikesa gainst military targets in Libya for the past 100 days a b ombing campaign that has d rawn increasing international c riticism. I n Tripoli, two loud explosions shook the area near Gadhafi's compound Monday, setting off a chorus of emergency sirens in the Libyan capital.L ibyan officials said NATO fired two missiles targeting G adhafi's personal bus, about 100 yards (meters human shields the Libyan government keeps inside Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound. J ournalists were taken to see a heavily damaged, burned-out bus inside the compound twoh ours after the strike. It didn't appear to have been struck recently, however, since it was c ool to the touch. No one was reported killed in the strike, though officials said two people were slightly injured. A LIBYAN MAN opens fire in celebration after receiving the news of an arrest warrant issued against Moammar Gadhafi, in the rebelh eld capital Benghazi, Libya, Monday. (AP W ORLDLEADERSSTEPUPCALLSFORLIBYANLEADERTORESIGN

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$4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third p arty and The Tribune can not be held r esponsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.35 $5.29 $5.27 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netTUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 Prot from the Increased Global Demand for Food and Fuel GET TIGRS Series 5June 20th thru July 1st$10MLimited Oering 100% Principal Protected + 10% min return (2% p.a. + 60% participation in the upside of Agribusiness and Energy IndicesBefore investing, read the Royal Fidelity Bahamas Investment Funds Offering Memorandum together with the TIGRS Fund Supplemental Offering Memorandum. rfn !#$"&# % &#$ $"&#!##$% &#$ n((&)* %&! &$''n""$'#'!nrrr% f+ B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The College of the Bahamas (COB offering raised in the low $40 millions, the issues placement agent told Tribune Business yesterday, although that success might impact its latest international investment fund. Michael Anderson, RoyalFidelity Merchant B ank & Trusts president, told this newspaper that the COB bond issue may have raised around $10 million more from selected Bahamian institutional and high net-worth investors than the original $31.7 million target. Were definitely in the low $40s [millions], COB bond gets in low $40 millions B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor C able Bahamas has w arned that it is critically important for fixed-line t elephone number portability to be operational in the Bahamas before year-end 2011, adding that it was vital t he Bahamas Telecommuni c ations Company (BTC not delay its introduction. I n its June 24, 2011, response to the Utilities Regulation & Competition Authoritys (URCA ber portability consultation, t he BISX-listed communications provider and its affili ates, Systems Resource G roup (SRG Caribbean Crossings, laid o ut a timetable by which n umber portability could be achieved by year-end. The establishment of a N umber Portability Worki ng Group to oversee the implementation and roll-out of this concept could be achieved within two months,Cable Bahamas said. Following that, a Clearing H ouse to administer, monitor and control all number porta bility issues in the Bahamas, and store all relevant data, c ould be created within 18 weeks and possibly less, if an offshore hosted solution is URCA TOLD: STOP BTC DELAY OVER PORTABILITY Cable Bahamas sets out timetable for achieving number portability by 2011y ear-end Warns issue just as vital as interconnection to achieving telecoms sector competition SEE page 4B Issue could ultimately be $10m oversubscribed But timing may be bad for RoyalFidelitys TIGRS 5 given liquidity suck-up Fixed income securities very popular, making e quities and funds harder sell SEE page 6B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Bahamian landscapers are treating Baha Mars decision to award a major landscaping contract to a Floridaheadquartered company as a slap in the face to their industry certification/standards efforts, Tribune Busi ness was told yesterday, with many feeling like they were double crossed by the Government. Roy Colebrooke, L ANDSC APE SLAP IN FACE ON B AHA MAR DEAL A W ARD Bahamian landscapers feel double crossed after major contract goes to Florida-headquarterd firm* Say runs contrary to PM s previous pledges, and ludicrous and nonsense* Question existence of winning bidders Grand Bahama office SEE page 5B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor W ith more than $90 mil lion in contracts awarded to Bahamian companies, and 886 Bahamians employed tod ate, Baha Mar yesterday said its commitment to maximise local involvement on ROBERT SANDS 886 B AHAMIANS ARE NOW EMPLOYED, SAYSBAHAMAR With more than $90m i n contracts awarded to B ahamian companies, developer says commitment is resolute* Says $400m amount not a ceiling Pledges more opportunities for Bahamian landscapers in future SEE page 5B B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net Automotive Industrial Distributors (AID week by moving into the old City Mar ket store on Village Road have been delayed, after the company discoveredt he site was in need of major and costly rehabilitation. The setback leaves AID operating its business from its Blue Hill Road store alone, where Jason Watson, its operations manager, suggested the company has been able to generate only a limited amount of the business lost after a fire destroyed their Wulff Road headquar ters on June 9. It would take us about a month at B lue Hill Road to do the kind of business that we would do in two or three days on Wulff Road, said Mr Watson, when asked how the loss of its head office had affected business. He added that business at the Blue Hill Road location had picked up some what since the fire, but not much. Meanwhile, the company, which sold h ardware, household and automotive g oods, is preparing for the construction start on a replacement store at its Wulff Road site. A preliminary estimate is that the rebuild will cost the company, which did have insurance on its Wulff Road property, between $4 million to $4.5 mil AID eyeing $4m to $4.5m rebuild Plans to re-locate to old City Markets site on Village Road hit by propertys rehabilitation needs* Site has just 14,000 sq ft, compared to fire-destroyed Wulff Road stores 24,000 sq ft* Taking a month at Blue Hill Road to do the business we would do in two or three days on Wulff Road DEVASTATING: Flames pour from the AID building in this file photo. Around 65 employees were evacuated beforet he blaze spread. SEE page 3B

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By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net A young Bahamian who established a striping company with a $5,000 self-starter grant yesterday he is ready to take the company to the next level, after re-investing $30,000 in equipment that will prepare him to bid on major road proj ects. Atario Mitchell, the 24 yearold president of Bahamas Striping, said his company, officially launched in May this year, now has $60,000 worth of equipment to its name, and has attracted a lot of business from private companies. They include the New Provi dence Development Company, Mosko Realty, Super Value, Bahamas Hot Mix and Lucky Food Stores, as well as in the new Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA opment. However, after building a name for himself marking park-i ng lots and small private roads, Mr Mitchell said the company is now ready to take on much bigger projects, such as the striping of the numerous road corridors being created as part of the New Providence Road Improvement Project and the B aha Mar development, in the process winning back work for Bahamians that has traditionally been done by foreigners. To do this, he purchased the latest in striping technology a thermo-plastic striping machine that meets the latest industry and government standards a nd has brought on board a British senior striping technician, who has experience on striping projects on major road corridors in the Bahamas and abroad. The new equipment alone was an almost $30,000 investment for the fledgling company. Brian Bostock, who will r emain in the Bahamas on a two-year contract, is now training Mr Mitchells Bahamian employees in the use of the thermo-plastic striping machine. The company currently has seven employees in total. Speaking with Tribune Busin ess while at work striping the parking lot of the new South west Shopping Plaza, at the corner of Blue Hill Road and Carmichael Road, Mr Mitchell expressed his gratitude for the support he has received from t he Government so far. The $5,000 grant from the Governments Self-Starter Program was what enabled him to get into business to begin with, and he said this shows it is possible for viable businesses to be established with micro-grants such as those the Ingraham a dministration is set to provide under the new Budget. However, Mr Mitchell said he would now like to take Bahamas Striping to the next level, and called on the Government to support his company over the foreign rival, Roadgrip, which has won millions of dollars in striping work fromt he Bahamas over the years. It feels good to have gotten where I have got to now, but I also want to move up. To move up I need to get some of these government projects. Thats why I invested every dime back into the company to make sure that when it comes to me get-t ing that work, I dont see any reason why I cant get it, said Mr Mitchell. If taxpayers are paying for the (road improvement project roads, theres no reason why Bahamians and the self-start c ompany cannot be a part of it. We invested in a machine, in a technical expert to come and train Bahamians. Give us work, support us. We are now capable of striping work for Baha Mar, we are now capable of the stadium work, we are now capable of t he Chinese gateway road projects and the (Road Improvement) project. Its important now not just that the private sector and the Government know we can do this work, but to make it happen. Weve been preparing for this. Mr Bostock said he sees no reason why the company can-n ot do the major road projects, noting his experience which he will now be able to share and the top end equipment Bahamas Striping possesses. When I was here before doing the major roads, it was just me. Now I have four Bahamians helping me, so wes hould be able to do it twice as quickly, he added. Mr Mitchell says he hopes to employ more young people, projecting that the companys workforce could easily double if it were to win a big road striping contract. Employee Romell Davis, 17, said he has enjoyed his time working for Bahamas Striping so far. I see this as an opportunity to learn something new, to learn about a new industry. Its interesting. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011, PAGE 3B lion, said Mr Watson. He explained that the company hopes to have the finishing touches put on designs for the new building within the next couple of weeks, and all preparations completed for a construction launch within a matter of several months. A 12 to 18-month construction schedule is anticipated. It will be a little more modern, and much more efficient in terms of the structure. It will be more pleasant for customers. There are certain things that we will correct that we would've liked to correct. It will be more convenient, so cus tomers wont have to do things like walk so far to get and pay for batteries, said Mr Watson, when asked whether the plans for the new store will see it differ significantly from its predecessor. Mr Watson revealed it was the former home of City Markets on Village/Soldier Roads that AID had initially been targeting as somewhere it could relocate its Wulff Road business to, while it waits to re-build the store and warehouse. While AID had initially anticipated it would be able to move into the building within a week, Mr Watson said the company has been forced to keep looking for a more suitable location, and is having a major issue finding a property that provides adequate square footage for its operations. The place we were most interested in has 14,000 square feet (the old City Market building W e are still considering it, and we are waiting on final costs for the electrical work to come in. It has no electrical at all, no AC, so it will be a huge cost and take a lot of time. It would be $200,000 for the sprinkler system alone, he added. Mr Watson said the companys Wulff Road retail space covered 24,000 square feet, not including the service centre upstairs or its ware h ouse. As for how staff who would have been employed at Wulff Road store have fared since its destruction, Mr Watson said the company has so far avoided lay-offs. We sent a lot to go on early vacation at this time, and we are trying to do some things we might have done at other times of the year, like inventory at Blue Hill Road, he explained. Mr Watson said police have yet to notify the b usiness of their final findings into the cause or causes of the June 9 fire. FROM page 1B AID eyeing $4m to $4.5m rebuild O NTHE M OVE: President Bahamas Striping Atario Mitchell. P hoto: Tim Clarke /Tribune staff

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used, and the process management and business rule requirements are similar too ther jurisdictions. I f the Clearing House took too long, Cable Bahamas said an interim solution, involving operator-to-operator processes, could be established by October 12 this year. N etwork implementation a nd testing processes for number portability would take six weeks, with changes to each individual operators sales, customer care, number mana gement and IT processes n eeding only 16 weeks. A number portability solution can and should be operational before the end of 2011, Cable Bahamas told URCA. Such timing is pos-s ible in the context of the B ahamas market with an onward routing solution..... Based on the individual times for implementing the key tasks required for number portability using onwardr outing, Cable Bahamas believes that the following timeline is reasonable and can be achieved by the end of 2011. Some might argue that Cable Bahamas commentsa re laced with self-interest, s ince number portability the ability of businesses and households to keep the same telephone number when they move or switch telecommunications provider is a vital step in stimulating competi-t ion in the fixed-line telecommunications market, and the launch of the BISX-listed companys planned service. The other key building block is an interconnection agreement with the BahamasT elecommunications Compan y (BTC There is little doubt, though, that establishing number portability in the Bahamas as rapidly as possible will benefit both businessa nd residential consumers, as f ixed-line competition b etween BTC and Cable Bahamas should result in cheaper and better qualitys ervices. In Cable Bahamas view, the efficient deployment of a suitable number portabilitys ystem for fixed telephony services is as important as the activation of interconnectiona greements between other licensed operators (OLOs and BTC, Cable Bahamas s aid. Cable Bahamas hopes that interconnection with BTC will be fully implemented within the coming weeks. It is therefore of critical importance forU RCA to oversee the efficient roll-out of a pragmatic number portability solution that will enable business and residential consumers to switch from one fixed voice operator to another withoutl osing their phone number b efore the end of the year......... Service provider number portability, along with interconnection and access, is essential for the developmento f competition in the fixed t elephony market. The ability a nd inclination of fixed-voice customers to switch providers depends to a considerabled egree on the availability of number portability, as it reduces customer barriers to switching and increases mar-k et fluidity. Cable Bahamas said it in the case of both high-valueb usiness users as well as res idential consumers, many would not switch service p rovider if they were unable t o take their existing number with them. In a thinly-veiled swipe at incumbent operators such as the newly-privatised BTC,C able Bahamas said they had an incentive to resist the adoption and implementation of number portability schemes, especially in the early stages of liberalisation, as this would prevent compe-t ition and a loss of market s hare. Experience elsewhere suggests that URCA will need to play a proactive role in order to ensure that a pragmatic, efficient and effective number portability solution isa ccepted and implemented by B TC without delay, Cable B ahamas urged. Adding that there was no need for the Bahamas to rein-v ent the wheel on number portability, the BISX-listed company urged that practical short-term solutions shouldb e adopted to avoid counterp roductive delays. I t pushed for the Number Portability Working Group to be established according to its schedule, and work under much tighter deadlines thant hose suggested in URCAs c onsultation document. C able Bahamas also called on the regulator to act as mediator on the Number Portability Working Group to ensure there are no unnec-e ssary delays in reaching a s olution and implementing number portability before year-end. Urging strict cost orientation, Cable Bahamas said cellular number portability s hould be discussed at a later d ate, given BTCs exclusivity in this area would last until 2015. It added that onward routing, rather than call forwarding, should be employed for service provider numberp ortability in the Bahamas. However, individual operators should be allowed to optimise their internal routing within their own networks in o rder to avoid so-called call tromboning if, and only if, such an internal solution w ould not require additional implementation time, and thus delay the availability ofa n onward routing solution, Cable Bahamas said. BUSINESS PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y P revious 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 Bahamas8.488.480.001.0580.3108.03.66% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.552.550.000.4380.0405.81.57% 8.378.33Commonwealth Brewery8.378.370.000.7400.00011.30.00% 7.006.00Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.886.880.000.4960.26013.93.78% 2.191.90Consolidated Water BDRs1.831.900.070.1110.04517.12.37% 2.541.31Doctor's Hospital1.381.380.000.0740.11018.67.97% 5.994.75Famguard5.405.400.000.4460.24012.14.44% 8.805.40Finco5.405.400.000.7570.0007.10.00% 9.858.25FirstCaribbean Bank8.608.600.000.4940.35017.44.07% 6.004.57Focol (S)5.505.500.004,0000.4350.16012.62.91% 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. 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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) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity 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: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029MONDAY, 27 JUNE 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,410.20 | CHG 0.07 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -89.31 | YTD % -5.96B ISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017F INDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A sk $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. 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the $2.6 billion project remained resolute, with furt her landscape contracts set for bidding in the future. Robert Sands, Baha Mars senior vice-president of gov ernmental and external affairs, responding toB ahamas Landscape Asso c iation (BLA over the award of the Corri d or 7 landscaping contract t o a Florida-headquartered firm, promised that other bids for similar work would go out to tender, withB ahamian companies invited to participate. Adding that Baha Mar was reviewing the BLAs s tatement on the issue and would give a more detailed response shortly, Mr Sands told Tribune Business: I think the bottom line is that weve committed to providing over $400 million worth of work in this contract [for B ahamian companies]. That is not a ceiling. We are happy to say that to date, we have awarded close t o $90 million in the first five months or so since Febru ary, so we are well on the way to meet our goal. Between the re-routed West Bay Street corridor, the Commercial Village, and test piling, fencing and securing the core site for the $2.6 billion development, Mr Sands said some 886 Bahamians were now employed. Theyre the big buckets at the moment, he added. Were committed to that. As you would recall, it was originally $200 million, and it went to $400 million [for Bahamian contractors]. We started in February, and through March, April, M ay to the end of June, some five months, in excesso f $90 million was awarded to Bahamian companies. As for the disputed land s caping contract, Mr Sands told Tribune Business: Wei nvited a cross-section of l andscape contractors to bid the first phase of landscaped work for Baha Mar. Among those invited to bid were standaloneB ahamian companies, Bahamian joint ventures and locally experienced contractors from the recent airport works. Our goal was to award to competitive low bids. In the circumstances, s omeone was successful and, unfortunately, others weren ot. Mr Sands pledged that there were more landscapep ackages ahead. All local, experienced landscape companies will have more opportunities to win work in a competitive bid situation. s pokesman for the Bahamas Landscape Association (BLA members had set aside their differences to submit a joint bid on the land-s caping contract for Corridor 7, the rerouted West Bay Street, only for Baha Mar to award it to Austin Outdoor, a specialist resort landscaping company w ith four separate offices in Florida. Austin Outdoors website lists it as h aving an office in Grand Bahama, but no phone, address or other contact d etails for that location are provided. It is not listed in this years telephone d irectory, and Mr Colebrooke said the BLAs attempts to track down a Bahamas office for the firm had also proven fruitless, raising questions as t o whether it had an affiliate in this n ation with Bahamian ownership. T he BLA spokesman added that the c ontract award also flew in the face of pledges he said had been made by P rime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who in the media went on the record saying that landscaping and irrigation work, specifically, would be bid to local Bahamian contractors. Austin Outdoor is not a Bahamian c ompany, Mr Colebrooke told Trib une Business. What happened with t he BLA is that for the first time, it put all businesses together and put in one bid to ensure all Bahamians could get a piece of the pie in these tough economic times. They took the Government at their word. Speaking specifically to Baha Mars decision to award the contract to A ustin Outdoor, Mr Colebrooke added: We think its ludicrous. Thats nonsense and its a slap in the face. We [the BLA] got almost 200 peop le certified as horticulturists in almost every aspect of landscaping. We spenta lot of money getting people certified w ith the FNGLA certification, and its s till ongoing. This foreign company has n othing on us. He described the BLA and its members as very irate given the Governments alleged pledges on Bahamian contractor participation on the $2.6 billion Baha Mar project, adding that w hat happened with this contract is a clear statement, and shows clearly this is not the case. Whos going to stand up for the small man? Whos standing up for the contractors of the Bahamas? It has to b e the Government, and were holding t hem to their word, Mr Colebrooke t old Tribune Business. He added that the BLA was attempti ng to set up a meeting with the Prime Minister on this issue this week, as well as meet with Baha Mar. M r Colebrooke said the BLA deals w ith all the landscapers in this country, and had never had any contact with Austin Outdoor. He added that B LA representatives had tried the numbers given for the companys Freeport office, but these were never answered, raising questions as to whether it had a physical premises in the city. T he BLA spokesman challenged the Government and Baha Mar to show what criteria Austin Outdoor had met t o permit it to enter the Bahamas. He a lso asked the Government to produce c opies of any Business Licences, and C entral Bank and National Economic C ouncil approvals given to the Floridah eadquartered company, which is owned by another US firm, Yellowstone Landscape, to operate in this nation. We prepared and got people certified over a two-year period, and spenta lot of money to get slapped in the f ace by a company that appears not to even exist in the Bahamas, Mr Cole brooke said. Its complete nonsense,a nd thats how everyone in the BLA f eels. They feel they got doublec rossed. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011, PAGE 5B Love your car? Pay less for great cover with NIBA!You will pay much less if you insure your car with NIBA. You can enjoy extra benefits too! SAVE $$$! 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If so, call uson 322-1986 and share your story.

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Mr Anderson said. I dont know the final amounts yet. Weve got to get all the last pieces processed. The early indications we had on this one was that it was well received by the market. I think its indicative of what peoples perception of the offering was, as well as liquidity in the system, and everyone was happy with the reception of the market. The RoyalFidelity president t old Tribune Business that he hoped the investment banks latest international investment fund offering, the TIGRS 5, was equally well received. That issue, which opened last Monday, is due to close this Friday, July 1. R oyalFidelity is hoping the TIGRS 5, whose investments will be split between an equity basket weighted 60/40 between the global agribusiness and energy indices, will attract a significant chunk of the $10 million in investor capital tied up i n its TIGRS 1 fund, which matures this Thursday. Those investors who decide not to roll over their TIGRS 1 investment into its TIGRS 5 cousin will be paid out next week, Mr Anderson said, once valuations and bank transact ions are completed. Im hopeful that the TIGRS is well received as well, Mr Anderson said. Weve got funds of $10 million that mature on Thursday. We expect to be paying out TIGRS 1, our first offering, next week. Theres a reasonable a mount of liquidity in the market, and people are looking for fixed investments. Theres a lot of people looking to raise money for various investment needs, such as property, and looking to tide themselves over, or raise money for future growth. Much of what we raised will help people to grow. Joseph Euteneuer, RoyalFidelitys mutual fund manager, who is leading efforts to raise $10 million in capital for the TIGRS 5, told Tribune Business that the success of the COB bond issue, coming so close to the funds launch, might make his task more difficult. Pointing out that fixed income instruments, such as preference shares, bonds and bank deposits, were the most popular investment vehicles in the Bahamian market, Mr Euteneuer said equity-based investments like shares and mutual funds were a much harder sell generally. And, with the COB issue having closed at the same time as TIGRS 5 was launching, a great deal of liquidity (surplus capital seeking an investment home) had already been taken out of the system. It coincides with a popular fixed income offering we did, Mr Euteneuer said of TIGRS 5. Its a very popular fixed income market, and its hard to come out at the same time as this thing and get some traction. But Im not losing faith. Well keep pushing along, talk further and see where we end up. Its been well received as far as an investment vehicle, and weve got one week to go. The consensus as it relates to global agriculture and global fuel has all been very positive. People understand it; they get it. The trends weve outlined, they understand the trends will continue. Whether that means they will have the liquidity to put into TIGRS 5, thats another story, but so far its been well-received. Its a short offering time period. As for whether RoyalFidelitys TIGRS 5 will succeed in attracting a significant chunk of the investments bound up in its inaugural international fund, Mr Euteneuer said: Im still following up with people. Some investors are going to take their funds, and some have been committed elsewhere. I still have a week, and am still following up with people and trying to get some decisions. Its not unlike what I expect e d. BUSINESS PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 THE TRIBUNE FROM page 1B COB bond gets in low $40 millions

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WOMAN P AGE 8B, TUESDA Y JUNE 28, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE B O D Y A N D M I N D By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer A s I recently browsed the Internet in search of a potential health story, I was immediately drawn to a picture of four king and corn snakes slith ering across a woman's back. And without thinking my fingers immediately clicked the image, because my curiosity would not allow me to leave that web page without finding out what woman in her right mind would lay comfortably while snakes crawled across her back. Well I found out that the woman paid for the opportunity to get up close and personal with the snakes. Why you may be wondering? Because those snakes were giving her a deep tissue massage. Its the most craziest thing I have ever heard of before too, but to the Israeli spa owner snakes have therapeutic value. This then inspired me to do an entire health story on why people would pay to have snake massages or pay money to have goldfish nip at the toes during a pedicure and highlight some of the most extreme spa treatments around the world. EXTREME S P A TREA TMENT S FR OM A R O UND THE W O RLD SNAKE MASSAGE Out of all the treatment featured, this has to be the most extreme of spa treatments. Instead of fingers to get deep down into the tissueAda Barak's Carnivorous Plant Farm and Spa in Northern Israel uses one of the most feared creatures on the planet to get the job done. The treatment consist of big and small king and corn snakes from Califor nia tackling the muscles in need of deep kneading. Some people even say that after they get up from the table they feel really relaxed although it does not give them the urge to purchase a pet snake and continue treatment at home. F I S H Y P E D I C U R E Have hard heels? A fish pedicure would do. For people really concerned about their feet, doctor fish nibbling and biting off dead skin can do the trick. This treatment originated in outdoor Turkish pools, but spas offering doctor fish pedicures can be found around the world, including in the United States. But for the authentic doctor fish experience, you would have to travel to Sivas, Turkey. FIRE MASSAGE Fire massage may sound bizarre to the uninformed, but in China, fire cupping, is a traditional Chinese method of acupressure that is purported to alleviate scores of ills, from muscle pains to respiratory afflic tions like the common cold. Glass cups are heated and placed onto the client's body, creating a suction effect on the skin (the heat ing reduces the pressure inside the cup and generates the suction). GOLD FACIAL Just when you thought a facial couldn't be more of a luxury, spas are starting to introduce gold in facial treatments as a way to slow down the breakdown of collagen, reduce age spots, wrinkles and well, you get the idea. Japan-based Umo Universe originated the concept of a 24-karat gold facial.

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Special to The Tribune F O R D i n a h K n o w l e s t h e N a t i o n a l I n s u r a n c e B o a r d s G e t W e l l B a h a m a s w a s a life saver liter ally. At th e end o f t he t we l ve w e e k pe r so na l f i t n e ss t ra i ni n g a nd w ell ne s s c o ac h in g p r o gr amm e, s he h a d los t 50 p ou nds is n o lon ger at ris k fo r di ab et e s, h as a reg ul a r b l ood pre ssu re readi ng, does not e xperience c hest p a i n s a n d n o w f i t s c o m f o r t a b l y i n t o a s i z e 9 M o s t i m p o r t a n t l y s h e g a in e d k n o w l ed ge a b o u t f o o d nut ri t i on, an d w el l ne ss t hat s he c o n t i n u e s t o e m p l o y t o w a r d s op ti m um h ea l th an d we l l ne ss. Be fo r e I jo in ed Get W ell Ba ha m a s I ha d a t e rri bl e ti m e wi t h m y w e ig ht I g ai ne d a l ot o f we i gh t a nd i t wa s v e ry ha rd to l ose I wa s d i sco ura g e d a nd n e v e r t h o u g ht t h a t I w o ul d b e a bl e t o l ose t he w ei g ht ," sa id Mr s Know l es M r s K n o w l e s w h o h a d alw ays c o n sid er ed h er s elf a s m a l l p e r s o n n e v e r w e i g h i n g m ore tha n 1 65 pou nds began to gain weight in the p a s t 1 0 y e a r s I h a d w a t c h e d m y w e i g h t c o n s t a n t l y a n d w a s a l w a y s c a r e f u l w i t h w h a t I a t e I wa s ex tr em e l y we i gh t co ns c i o u s H o w e v e r o v e r t h e p a s t 10 y ea rs I st a rte d to ga i n a nd gain an d sto pped exerc ising. T h e w e i gh t cre pt on a nd I ba l l o o n e d u p t o 2 2 0 p o u n d s I n fa ct m y he av i es t we i ght w as 2 20 Fo r t he p a s t t h r e e y e a r s I w a s s t u c k a t t h a t we i gh t," sh e re v ea l ed I a m a g r e a t c oo k a n d m y hu s b a n d i s a pe rso n w ho lo ve s go od foo d. H e a l wa ys bro ug ht ho m e fo ods t ha t I l ov ed t o cook such as lob ste r, f is h a nd cra b cl a ws. So th e m ore I coo ke d t he m or e I a t e an d I ga i ne d w ei g ht i n t he p roce ss ," sh e a dd ed A s y o y o d i e t i n g o f t e n g o e s M r s K n o wl es tr ie d t o lo s e w eig ht by eat in g l es s f ood fo r a fe w we ek s a t a t i m e. H o we v er s he w ou l d so on re t ur n t o ba d e a ti n g h a b i t s I do n ot t h i n k m y p re v i o us w e i g h t l o ss e f f o r t s w o r k e d b e c a u s e t o t e l l y o u t h e tru th I d i d not ha ve the ki nd o f e ncou rag e m e n t t h a t J a ne t t e I sa a cs (Je m i H ea l t h & We l l ne ss) an d he r t e am a ff or de d m e, ne it he r wa s m y m i nd ma de u p t o lo se t he w e i g h t b u t a f t e r j o i n i n g t h e G e t W e l l p r o g r a m m e m y m i n d w a s m a d e u p a n d I t o o k a d v a n t a g e o f a l l t h a t t h e p r o g r a m m e of f er e d i n te r m s o f t h e k no wl e d ge o f p or t i o n s i ze s a n d p e r so n a l t r a i n i n g t h e nu t r i ti on al coach a nd acce ss t o t he g ym ," s he s a i d M r s K n o w l e s f i r s t h e a r d a b o u t G e t W e l l B ahamas th rou gh a television ad With not hi ng to l o se b ut t he ex ce ss we i g ht, s he de cid ed t o g i ve i t a t ry Sh e soon re a li s ed t ha t t h r o ug h d e t e r m i n a t i o n s h e w ou l d b e a b l e t o s u c c e s s f u l l y c o m p l e t e t h e p r o gra m m e. A f t e r b e i n g i n t h e p r o g r a m m e t h e f i r s t tw o we e ks I kne w I wa s g oi ng to l ose t he we i ght or com e cl ose t o m y g oa l of l os i ng 5 0 p o u n d s I s t a r t e d o f f t h i s p r o g r a m m e b y cook in g fo r my fa m il y the fi rs t we ek a nd t h e e n t i r e p r o g r a m m e a n d I r e s i s t e d e a t i n g th e pe as a nd ri ce t ha t f ir st w ee k. I lo st 1 3 pounds tha t fi rst t wo we eks of the progra m m e," Mr s Kno wl e s sha re d. T h r o u g h o u t t h e C h a l l e n g e M r s K n o w l e s a l s o f o u n d e n c o u r a g e m e n t i n h e r husb an d: My h usba nd Pat ri ck, e ncou ra g e d m e a w h o l e l o t H e w o u l d m a k e s u r e I ha d my sa l a ds a nd m y fru i ts an d a l wa ys p u s h e d m e t o g o t o t h e g y m e v e r y d a y Se ve n w ee ks in to th e p rog ra m m e, w i th a 30 -p o u n d w ei gh t l o ss u n d er he r be lt M r s K n o w l e s w a n t e d t o g i v e u p H e r d e a r f ri e nd ha d di e d a nd sor row l e d t o ea ti n g b a d f o o d s H o w e v e r, s h e so o n r a l l i e d h e r s e l f b a c k t o t h e g y m a n d b a c k t o t h e p r o p e r e a ti ng ha bi t s. Fo rt una te l y s he w a s ab le to fi ni s h on t o p, t ha nk s i n no s m al l p ar t to t he fa ci l i t a to rs of t he prog ra m m e. T he G et W el l B ah am a s pro g ra m m e i s b ea ut i fu l. G o d bl e ss N I B A lf r ed R a h mi n g ( B o d y Z o n e F i t n e s s ) a n d J a n e t t e I s a a c s a s a c o m b i n e d t e a m T hi s i s j ust w ond er fu l a nd th is i s wh at t he Ba ha m a s n e e d s t o e nco ura ge pe rso ns t o h a v e b e t t e r h e a l t h a n d l i v e l o n g e r h e a l t h i e r l i v e s I h o p e t h a t t h i s p r o g r a m m e i s o n g o i n g u n t i l J e s u s c o m e s A h e a l t h i e r n a t i o n me an s a h e al th i er p e o p l e a n d t h a t m e a n s l e s s s i c k n e s s l e s s s t r e s s l o nger life, mo re pr od u c t i v i t y h a p p i e r a n d m o r e a ct iv e pe opl e ," s he sa id M r s K n o w l e s h a s t h i s a d v i c e f o r o v e r w e i g h t i n d i v i d u a l s w ho he ar he r st or y: Fi rs t o f a l l m a ke up y our m i nd th at y o u w o u l d l o v e t o l i v e a h e a l t h y a c t i v e l i f e s t y l e t hrough good ea ti ng ha bi ts a n d c o n s i s t e n t e x e r c i s e T h e n d o n o t g i v e u p B e e n c o u r a g e d t o b e a l l t h a t y o u ca n be If I ca n do i t an yo ne ca n d o i t. So ge t a ct iv e ea t h ea l th y a nd l i ve l o ng er. G od b l e s s D i n a h Kn o w l e s j o ur n e y t o w el l n ess cont i nue s T h e N a t i o n a l I n s u r a n c e B oa rd w il l l au nch Pha se 2 of G et W el l B ah a m a s on Ju l y 2 5 App lic atio ns a re av ailable at T h e C o u n s e l l o r s L i m i t e d A ppl i ca ti o n de ad l in e: Ju l y 1 B y M A R I L Y N N M A R C H I O N E AP Medical Writer T H R E E d i a l y s i s p a t i e n t s h a v e r e c e i v e d t h e w o r l d s f i r s t bl ood v e s se ls gr ow n in a l a b fro m don a te d s ki n ce lls I t's a k e y s t e p t o w a r d c r e a t i n g a s u p p l y o f r e a d y t o u s e a r t e r i e s a nd ve i ns tha t c oul d b e us e d t o t r e a t d i a b e t i c s s o l d i e r s w i t h damaged limb s, people h a vin g he a rt by pa s s s ur g e ry a n d o t h e r s T he g oa l is to o ne d a y h a v e a r e f r i g e r a t e d i n v e n t o r y o f t h e s e i n v a r i o u s s i z e s a n d s h a p e s t h a t s u r g e o n s c o u l d or de r up a s ne e de d l ike b an da g e s a nd o the r m ed ic al s up p l i e s T h e w o r k s o f a r i s s t i l l e a r l y s t a g e T h r e e p a t i e n t s i n P o l a n d h a v e r e c e i v e d t h e n e w v e s s e l s w h i c h a r e w o r k i n g w e l l t w o t o e i g h t m o n t h s l a t e r B u t d o c t o r s a r e e x c i t e d be ca us e th is b uil ds o n e a r lie r s u c c e s s i n a b o u t a d o z e n p at i ent s gi ven b l oo d vess el s g ro w n i n t he l ab f ro m t he i r o w n s k i n a p r o c e s s t o o l o n g a n d e x p e n si v e to b e p ra cti c a l. Th is ve r si on b uil t fro m a ma s te r d ono r, is a v ai la bl e off t h e s h e l f a n d a t a d r a m a t i c a l l y r e d u c e d c o s t e s t i m a t e d a t $ 6, 0 0 0 to $ 1 0, 0 0 0, sa id T od d M c Al l is t e r ch i e f o f C y to g r a f t Tissue Enginee ring Inc., t he Sa n Fr an ci sco -a re a c om pa ny le a di ng t he w or k. T h e A m e r i c a n H e a r t A s s o c i a ti o n co n s i d e r s i t s o p r o m i s in g tha t the g r oup fe a tur e d it o n M o n d a y i n t h e f i r s t o f a ne w se r ie s of we bca s ts a bo ut cut ting -e dg e sc ie nce T h i s i s t r e m e n d o u s l y e x c i t i n g b e c a u s e t h e f a i l u r e o f b l o o d v e s s e l s u s e d i n d i a l y s i s i s "a hu ge p ub l ic h ealt h p ro ble m ," s a id D uke Uni v e rs ity 's D r R o b e r t H a r r i n g t o n a he a rt e x pe rt wh o h a d no ro le in th e wo rk I f a l a r g e r s t u d y g e t t i n g u n d e r w a y n o w i n E u r o p e a n d S o u t h A m e r i c a s h o w s s u c c e s s t hi s i s bi g n e w s H a r r i n g t o n s a i d K i d n e y f a i l u r e w h i c h i s c o m m o n i n d i a b e t i c s r e q u i r e s dia ly sis t o fi lter wa ste s fro m the b lo od th ro ug h a con ne ctio n be twe e n a n a r te ry a nd a v e i n c a l l e d a s h u n t I t g e t s p u n c t u r e d s e v e r a l t i m e s a we e k to ho ok pa ti e nts u p to t h e d i a l y s i s m a c h i n e a n d c o m p li c a ti o n s i n cl u d e bl o o d c lo t s, cl og g ing a nd in fe ctio n. W h a t s m o r e p a t i e n t s o f t e n r u n o u t o f s u i t a b l e si t es f o r t h e s e s h u n t s a s p r o b l e m s d e v e l o p Pl a s ti c v e r s i o n s h a v e hi g h ra te s of fa il ur e a n d com pl ica ti ons too D oct or s h av e l o ng w i s h e d f o r a n a t u r a l s u b s t i t u t e The lab-grown ves sels are f r e e o f a r t i f i c i a l m a t e r i a l s T h e y d o n 't i n v o l v e s t e m ce l ls s o the y 'r e no t c ont ro ve r si a l. R e s e a r c h e r s s t a r t w i t h a s n i p o f s k i n f r o m t h e b a c k o f a ha n d, r e mo ve ce l ls an d g ro w t h e m i nt o s h e e ts o f t i s s u e t h a t a r e r o l l e d u p l i k e s t r a w s t o for m bl oo d ve s se l s. S o f a r t h e s e l a b g r o w n v e s s e l s h a v e b e en t o l er a t e d b y t h e r e c i p i e n t s i m m u n e s y s te ms ; no a nti -re je cti on me d ic i n e o r t i s s u e m a t c h i n g i s ne e de d T ha t' s not su rp ri si ng b e c a u s e l a b g r o w n s k i n i s a l r e a d y u s e d t o t r e a t m a n y bu rn v i ctim s. T h e r e a r e l i t e r a l l y h u n d r e d s o f t h o u s a n d s o f p a t i e n ts tha t co ul d us e this te chn ol og y ," Mc Alli ste r s a id E ach year n earl y 400,0 00 A m e ri c a n s u n d er g o d i al y si s and half of them use plast ic s h u n t s M o r e t h a n 1 6 0 0 0 0 pe o ple l os e li mb s b e ca us e of p o o r c i r c u l a t i o n t h a t m i g h t b e i m p r o v e d w i t h l a b g r o w n v e s s e l s Ab o u t 3 0 0 0 0 0 p e o pl e h a v e h e a r t b y p a s s o p e r a ti o n s u s i ng b lo od v e s se l s t a ke n fr om ot he r pa rts o f the b ody to cr ea te d e tou r s a r o un d cl o g g e d he a r t a rte r ie s S ome h ea r t pa tie n ts s a y t h e l e g w o u n d f r o m r e m o v i n g t h e l o n g v e i n t o c r e a te h e a r t b y p a s s e s h u r ts m o r e th an the che s t wou nd fo r the o pe n-h ea r t s ur g e ry I n 2 0 0 5 Cy to g r a f t r e p o r t e d s ucces s with its fir st atte mpt a t d i a l y s i s s h u n t s u s i n g pat i ent s' ow n ski n. So me o f t he e a r l y wo r k wa s s p o n s o r e d b y th e N a tio na l He a r t, L ung a nd B loo d In sti tute T h e n e w w o r k us in g d o n o r c e l l s m a k e s t h i s a d v a n c e m o r e p r a c t i c a l f o r w i d e u s e s a i d D r T i m o t h y G a r d n e r a h e a r t s u r g e o n a t C h r i s t i a n a C a r e H e a l t h S e r vi c e s i n Ne w a r k D e l a n d f o r m e r A m e r i c a n H ea r t Ass oci a tio n pr es id e nt. It pr ovide s the option or t h e o p p o r t u n i t y f o r o f f t h e s h e l f g r a f t a v a i l a b i l i t y a s o p p o s e d t o s o m e t h i n g t h a t h a s to be b ui lt fr om th e in div i dua l' s ow n ce ll s, h e s ai d. Cy t og ra f t plans a study in E ur o pe an d S o ut h A m er i ca c o mp a r i n g 4 0 p a ti e n ts g e t ti n g t h e l a b g r o w n v e s s e l s t o 2 0 g e tti ng p la s tic s hu nts S tudi e s al so ar e p l an ne d on a me sh v e rs io n f or pe op le wi th poo r l eg cir cu la tio n. W H E N a p e r s o n i s d i a g nosed with cancer, it is very c o m m o n f o r t h e p e r s o n t o b ecom e ap preh ensive abo ut the diagnosis. It often strikes f e a r i n m a n y p e r s o n s a n d s u c h a d i ag n o s i s i s r ec e i v ed w i t h the worst expectations. C a n c e r i s a g r o u p o f d i s e as es i n wh i c h a nu m b er o f destructive cells in the body s h o w u n c o n t r o l l e d g r o w t h T h e s e c e l l s t h e n i n v a d e i n t r u d e u p o n a n d d e s t r o y nearby tissues. The bad cells o f t e n t i m e s p r e a d t o o t h e r locations in the body via the b l o o d a n d l y m p h O n e w a y t o s t o p t h e p r o g r e s s i o n o f t h e cancer is by chemotherapy. Chemothera py is t he ge ne ral t erm f or an y t rea t men t involving the use of chemical a g e n t s t o s t o p c a n c e r c e l l s f ro m gro wi ng. C h emot h erap y ai ms t o el i mi n at e c an ce r c e l l s f r o m s i t e s c l o s e t o a n orig ina l ca ncer and als o from sites that are great distances from the original cancer. It is f o r t h i s r e a s o n t h a t c h emo t her apy i s co ns id ere d a s y s t e m i c ( a f f e c t i n g t h e entire body) treatment. T h e c h e m o th e r a p y m e d i c a tion is often given through a v e i n i n j e c te d i n to a b o d y c a v i t y o r ta k e n b y m o u t h I t u s u a l l y w o r k s v e r y w e l l a t d e s t r o y i n g c a n c e r c e l l s b u t u n f o rt un a t el y, i t c a n no t t e ll th e d if fe r e n ce be t we e n a ca n c e r c e l l a n d a h e a l t h y c e l l T h e r e f o r e c h e m o t h e r a p y m e d i c a t i o n s c o m m o n l y k i l l not only fast growing cancer c e l l s b u t a l s o o th e r fa s t g r o w i n g c e l l s i n y o u r b o d y ( e g h a i r a n d b l o o d c e l l s ) I t i s w h e n t h e s e o t h e r c e l l s a r e affected in the body, that the ch e m otherapy m e d icatio n i s n o t e d t o h a v e s i d e e f f e c t s Some of these side effects do o c c u r i n t h e m o u t h s u c h a s problems with the teeth and g um s ; the s o ft, m oi st li ni ng o f t h e m o u t h ; a n d t h e g l a n d s that make saliva. I t i s a d v i s e d t h a t p e r s o n s s h o u l d s e e a d e n t a l h e a l t h c a r e p r o f e ss i o n al a m i n i m u m o f t w o w e e k s b e f o r e s t a r t i n g a n y c h e m o t h e r a p y r e g i m e S i d e effects in the mouth must be taken seriously. Not only are t h e e f f e c t s o n t h e m o u t h p a i nf ul and m ake it h ard to e a t t a l k a n d s w a l l o w b u t t h e y m a k e i t m o r e l i k e l y t o g e t i n f e c t i o n s T h e s e i n f e c t i o n s c a n b e v e r y s e r i o u s a n d s o m e times can be life threatening. If the mouth side effects are v e r y s e r i o u s t he m e d i c a l d o c tor may decide to reduce the c h e m o t h e r a p y t r e a t m e n t be ing g iv en, and in som e ca ses, decide to stop it. A l l p er s o n s w i l l n o t h a v e t h e s a m e s i d e e f f e c t s f r o m c h e m o t h e r a p y m e d i c a t i o n s T h e s i d e e f f e c t s d e p e n d o n the che mothe ra py drug us ed, th e d os e of th e d r ug u s e d a n d how your body reacts to the d r u g Sometime s s ide e ff e ct s o c c u r o n l y d u r i n g t h e ch e mo the r a py tr e a tm e nt, b ut it is also common to experi enc e si de eff ect s fo r a sh ort t i m e a f t e r th e t r e a t m e n t e n d s T h e r o l e o f y o u r d e n t a l h e a l t h c a r e p r o f e s s i o n a l i s p a r a m o u n t i n y o u r c a n c e r t r e a t m e n t I f a n i n d i v i d u a l g oes to the de ntist be fore the c o m m e n c e m e n t o f ch e m o th e r a py tr e a t me n t, it is pos sible to re duce the proba b i l i t y o f h a v i n g s e r i o u s m o u t h probl e ms. Ma ny side ef fect s occu r b eca us e an ind ivi dua l's mout h i s not healthy be f ore the che mot he ra py s t a rts. I t is i mp o s s ib l e to a v o i d a ll m o ut h p r o b l e m s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h chemotherapy, but the fewer the side effects you have, the m or e co m fo r ta b l e y o u wi l l be i n y o u r e x p e r i e n c e d u r i n g t h e fight against the cancer. In addition to visiting your de ntal he alth car e p rofe ss iona l b e f o r e y o u s t a r t c a n c e r treatment, it is important to l o o k i n t o y o u r o w n m o u t h d ai ly f or s o res or an y ot h er changes. If you notice any, it i s p r u d e n t t o a l e r t y o u r h e a l t h c a r e p r o f e s s i o n a l immediately. I t i s e q u a l l y a s i m p o r t a n t t o p r a c t i c e g o o d o r a l h y g i e n e m a i n t e n a n c e d u r i n g t h e c h e m o t h e r a p y t r e a t m e n t I n d i vi d u a l s m u s t k ee p t h ei r m o u t h s m o i s t ; c l e a n t h e i r m o u t h s t o n g u e s a n d g u m s ; a n d a v o i d p o t e n t i a l m o u t h irritant foods. W h en k e ep in g t h e m ou t h moist, it is essential to: Drink a lot of water. Suck ice chips. Use sugarless gum or sugar-free hard candy. I t i s a l s o c r u c i a l w h e n c l e a n i n g t h e m o u t h t o n g u e a n d gums that persons: B r u s h t h e i r t e e t h g u m s a nd tong ue with an e x tra soft toothbrush, after every meal an d a t b ed t im e I f b r u s h i n g continues to hurt, in spite of us in g ext ra s of t t oo t hb ru sh es, it is nec essary t o f urt her s ofte n the to oth br us h b ri stl e s in warm water. Use fluoride toothpaste. Do not use mouthwashes with alcohol in them. I t i s p a r a m o u n t t o s t a y away from foods that are: Sharp and crunchy (e.g. taco chips) that could scrape or cut the mouth. Hot, spicy, or high in acid (e.g. citrus fruits and juices) which can irritate the mouth. A l s o i t i s v er y i m p o r t a n t that: Toothpicks should never be used because tooth picks can cut the mouth. The use of tobacco products and alcoholics drinks be reduced, and if possible, stopped. I n s u m m a r y p l e a s e r e m e m b er t o v i si t a d en t i st b e f o r e c a n c e r t r e a t m e n t s t a r t s a n d d is cu s s a ny mo u t h c on c er ns w i t h t h e d e n t i s t I t i s a l s o n e c e s s a r y t o t a k e g o o d c a r e o f t h e m o u th d u r i n g t h e c h e m o th e r ap y t rea t m en t by f o l lo w i ng s ome of the afo re me nti one d s u g g e s t i o n s D o n o t l e t m o u t h p r ob l e m s af f e c t t h e d o s e o f c h e m o th e r a p y g i v e n t o y o u t o s pe e di ly k ill th e ca nce r c el ls Ev e r y m ome n t c oun ts. This article is for informa tional purposes only. It is not intended and may not be treated as, a substitute for profes sional medical/dental advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or dental professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical/dental con dition. Never disregard profes sional medical/dental advice or delay in seeking it because of a purely informational publica tion." Copyright 2011 by Dr. Andre R. Clarke. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this article, in whole or in part, is prohibited without written permission. If you have questions, please send email to dr_andreclarke@hotmail.com. Dr AndrŽ R Clarke, DDS, MBBS Special Care Dentistry WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y JUNE 28, 201 1, P AGE 9B Chemotherapy and the ef fects on the mouth B y A N D R E C L A R K E KEEPING YOUR MOUTH ALIVE D I N A H K N O W L E S J O U R N E Y T O W E L L N E S S D i a b e t i c s g e t b l o o d v e s s e l s made from donor cells ILLUSTRATION shows process of growing blood vessels in a lab. (AP) "The Get Well Bahamas programme is beautiful. God bless NIB, Alfred Rahming (Body Zone Fitness) and Janette Isaacs as a combined team. This is just wonderful and this is what the Bahamas needs to encourage persons to have better health and live longer healthier lives. DINAH KNOWLES DINAH BEFORE DINAH AFTER

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Botswana Associated Press A F T E R m o r e t h a n t w o y ears as America 's fi rs t lady, M i c h e l l e O b a m a w o n t s a y she's hit her stride. Her p erfor man ce o n a go od will mission to Africa, includ i n g a n e m o t i o n a l l y r o u s i n g s p eec h ab o u t yo u th l ead e r s h ip a n d a p a c k e d i t i n e r a r y t h a t r i va l e d he r h usba n d' s t ra v e l ing schedules, said otherwise. O n h e r s e c o n d o v e r s e a s bu sin ess tr i p wit h o ut t h e pr esident, and to the black moth e r l a n d, A m e r i c a s f i r st b l a c k f ir st lady was warmly received e v e r y w h e r e s h e w e n t o f t e n with song and to the point of almost being moved to tears. S h e s p o k e p a s s i o n a t e l y about her causes, tickled and d a n c e d w i t h s o m e o f t h e y o u n g e s t A f r i c a n s a n d s a t w i t h p r e s i d e n t s a n d f i r s t l a d i e s i n c l u d i n g N e l s o n M a n d e l a S o u t h A f r i c a s f or m e r p r e s i d e n t a n d a he r o o f t h e a n t i apartheid movement. Sh e held 20 pu b li c eve n ts in f i v e d a y s l a n de d on n e w s pa p e r f ro nt p a g e s a nd w a s f a s hi o n a b l y d r e s s e d a s u s u a l i n c l u d i n g o u t f i t s w i t h a n A f ri c a n c o nne c t i on. I n b e t w e e n a l l t h a t M r s O b a m a s q u e e z e d i n d i n n e r w i t h g a l p a l O pr a h Wi nf r e y w h o w a s i n S ou t h A f r i c a f o r u nr e l a t e d bus i ne s s I t w as t h e fir s t l ad y 's b ig ge s t m om e nt on t he w or l d s t a g e S he w a s re l u ct a nt t o g r a de h e r s el f, t el li n g r ep o r t er s t h at it e m b a r r a s s e s h e r t o t a l k a b out m y st ri d e a n d b e i ng o n m y g a m e B u t s h e d o e s r e a l i s e he r pow e r a s f i r st l a dy a n d s a y s i t s a t i m e st a m p e d o pp or t u ni t y t ha t s h e d oe sn t w a n t t o w a st e I h a v e t h e a d v a n t a g e o f r e a l l y b e i n g a b l e t o s e t m y o w n agen da an d n ot h aving to dea l w it h the d a yt o-da y chal l en ge s t h a t . ju s t k ee p c o m i n g a t y o u, s he sa i d, sp e a ki n g of P r e s i d e n t B a r a c k O b a m a T h a t' s a p r i vi l e ge a n d th e r e is r e a l op po rt u ni t y t he r e He r si gna t ure i ssue bot h i n t h e s t a t e s a n d a r ou n d t h e w o r l d i s e n c o u r a g i n g y ou n g p e o p l e t o b e c o m e t h e n ex t ge n er a tio n o f l ea d er s an d p r o bl e m s o l v e r s I t s a m a j o r r e a s o n w h y s h e s pe n t a w e e k v i s i t i n g t h e m o d e l d e m o c r a c i e s o f S o u t h A f r i c a a n d B o t s w a n a h e r f i r s t v i s i t s t o t h o s e c o u n t r i e s I n A f r i c a a l on e ne a r l y t w ot hi r ds of i t s p o p u la tio n i s yo u n ger th an 25 M rs Ob a m a a l so p r om o t e d e du c a t i o n a n d us e s t h e s t o r y o f h e r u p b r i n g i n g b y w o r k i n g c l a s s p a r e n t s i n C h i c a g o to i n sp i re h i gh s c h o o l s tu d en ts t o d r e a m b i g S h e l a t e l y h a s t a k e n t o a r r a n g i n g f o r g r o u p s o f s t u d e n t s pa r t i c u l a r l y t h o s e w h o a r e n t f r o m t h e b e s t b a c k g r ou n ds b ut w ho ha v e s h ow n a c a de mi c pro mi se t o spe n d a d a y a t a t o p u n i v e r s i t y S h e h el d s u c h a s es s io n at th e U n iv e r s i t y o f C a pe T o w n f o r 5 0 S o u t h A f r i c a n h i g h s c h o o l st u de nt s, f ol l ow i ng u p on one l a s t m o nt h a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f O x f o r d i n L on d o n. I w a nt t o m a k e s ur e t ha t y o u a l l s e e t h e p r o m i s e i n you rs e lves," t h e first la d y to l d t he y o u n g s t e r s I t s s o c l e a r t o m e a n d s o m a n y o t h e r s The cha lle nge i s t o make sure y o u s e e i t i n y o u r s e l v e s M rs O b a m a s m e s s a g e r e s on at ed w ith w o me n in Af r i ca. S h e g i v e s h o p e n o t j us t t o w o m e n o f c o l o u r b u t t o w o m e n e v e r y w h e r e s a i d K i r i M a p o n y a a m e m b e r o f o ne of S ow e t o s l e a d i ng f a m ilies wh o no w liv es in t h e U.S T h e f i r s t l a d y s p e n t W e d n e s d a y i n S o w e t o a b l a c k t o w n s hip in J oh an n esb ur g th at was a t t h e c e n t e r o f t h e u p r i s i n g s a g a i n s t a p a r t h e i d t h e n o w a b o l i s h e d s y s t e m o f r a c i a l s e p a r a t i o n WOMAN P AGE 10B, TUESDA Y JUNE 28, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer N OTHING can be more frustrating when you are a size 14 and over, and every store you step into is only offering you bland, unattractive clothing that does your curvy physique no jus tice. T h e p l e a o f p l u s s i z e w o m e n w h e n i t c o m e s t o s h o p p i n g f o r a t t i r e g o e s unheard and unnoticed, up until now. Esteem Productions is presenting a f a s h i o n s h o w f o r t h e f u l l f i g u r e d w o m e n B e y o n d B o r d e r s t h i s S u n d a y a t t h e B r i t i s h C o l o n i a l H i l t o n T h e f a s h i o n s h o w w i l l f e a t u r e a u t h e n t i c d e s igns b y Baham ian fas hio n hou ses i n c l ud i n g C a r d i l i c ou s I l a s h a n V i n t a g e H o u s e A d e l l e 1 3 C r a z i B e a u t i f u l Baha Gala, Lady Elegance, Fabulous Plus, and Size Appeal. "The show is beyond borders and it s t a y s t r u e t o t h e m i s s i o n o f E s t e e m P r o d u c t i o n s M a n y t i m e s p l u s s i z e w o m e n c o m e u p t o m e a n d a s k m e wh ere I get my clo t h in g fro m. S om e of them say how difficult it is to find c l ot hi n g i n s t o re s o v e r h e r e t ha t f i t a n d l o o k s g o o d T h i s i s t h e r e a s o n w e d e c i d ed t o l a u n c h t h i s p l u s s h o w s o tha t Ba hamia n wome n ca n see wha t is o u t t h e r e s a i d R a y e t t e M c D o n a l d president of Esteem Productions. A ud i ence me mbers wil l a lso part icipate in the show by voting for their favourite model of the night. "We found a way to turn this into a pl u s s iz e m od e l c om pe t i t i on We ha d a c a s t i n g c a l l f or w o m e n t o p a rt i c i pa t e i n t h e s h o w W e h a v e f o u r t e e n l a d i e s ranging from size 14 24 who will hit t h e r u n w a y M s M c D o n a l d e x p l a i n e d T he a udie nce will rec eiv e a bal let t o s e l e c t t h e i r f a v o u r i t e m o d e l o f t h e n i gh t. Near th e en d o f th e s h o w th e b a l l e t s w i ll be c o l l e c t e d a n d t he w i n ne r will be announced. The lady that wins th e co m p eti ti o n w il l go o n t o r ep r esent the Bahamas at a plus size mod e l in g c omp e t it i on i n L o s A n g e le s Ca lifornia next summer. O r g a n i s e r s a r e p r o m i s i n g a g r a n d night as attendees will see designs in c a s u a l a t t i r e bu s i ne ss w e a r, sw i m w e a r and much more. T h i s w i l l n o t b e y o u r g r a n d m o t h e r s f a s hi o n s h ow I a m no t a f a n o f f a s hi o n s h o w s t h a t y o u g o t o a n d y o u c a n t w ea r t h e c l o th e s o n t h e r u n w a y A t this show, women will see things that t he y wi ll wa n t t o we a r We wa n t t o g e t plus size women to think out the box. T h e e n t e r t a i n m e n t w i l l a l so be e x c i t i n g as we have a number of performances lined up," she told Tribune Woman Entertainment for the event will be pr ov ided by Juice Un it t here will a ls o be a f i re da n ce p e rf orm an ce we ll a s an African dance number. W o m e n s h o u l d c o m e o u t t o t h e e v e n t s o t h a t t h e i r m i n d s c a n b e c h a n g e d T h e y n e e d t o k n o w t h a t t h e r e are people right here in the Bahamas t h a t a r e c a p a b l e o f ma k in g f a sh i o na b l e c l o t h i n g f o r f u l l f i g u r e d w o m e n I t d o e s n o t m a t t e r h ow g oo d y o u l oo k y o u c a n a l w a y s t a ke y o u r i m a g e t o a no t h e r l e v el. Apart from that this will be a great sh o w an d th e b es t $25 yo u wi ll ev er spend," she said. I nd iv i dua ls wi ll a l so ha v e t h e op por t u n i t y t o p u r c h a s e c l o t h i n g a t t h e e v e n t "This is an opportunity for network ing" T icke ts ca n be purchased a t La Chica Cali ente, Fab ul ou s Plu s Bou tiq ue located Robinson Road, and Bold & B e aut if ul loca t e d in the W ong' s P la za The show begins at 7.30pm. BE Y O N D B O R D E R S P L US S I Z E F A SH I ON S HO W US FIRST lady Michelle Obama gestures as she boards her plane, in Gaborone, Botswana, at the end of her week long trip to Africa, Sun day, June 26, 2011. The first lady's plane left Botswana Sunday morning. She was due to arrive at the White House early Monday. Mrs. Obama went to South Africa and Botswana to foster good will between the U.S. and Africa. She also promoted youth leadership, education and HIV/AIDS awareness. (AP) BAHAGALA BANESIAN DESIGNS DESIGNS BY SIZE APPEAL DESIGNS BY VINTAGE HOUSE ILASHAN DESIGNS Mrs Obama hits her stride as first lady

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THE TRIBUNE SECTION B TUESD A Y JUNE 28, 2011 By ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter H ER LOVE of dance and love for children makes the perfect combination, Tribune Woman understands that Nonny always comes back to her love of dance and her joy of sharing it while passing it on to others through her classes. Under the creative theme "Dance like n o o n e i s w a t c h i n g W h y ? D a n c e l i k e e v e r y o n e i s w a t c h i n g N o n n y P r i c e Ca rt wrig ht is se t t o c ha lleng e a nd inspire s t u d e n t s w i t h h er n e w L i ve 2 D a n c e classes. S t u d e n t s a r e i n v i t e d t o j o i n L i v e 2 Dance" and their staff of professionally trained dancers and performers for this e x c i t i n g f u n a n d e d u c a t i o n a l S u m m e r Dance Experience. In an interview with Tribune Woman t h e t a le n t ed en t e r t ai n er ex pl a i ne d t ha t she has been teaching for nineteen years all over the world. In the Bahamas, she h a s ta ug h t a n a fte r s ch oo l da n ce p ro g r a m a t M e r i d i a n S c h o o l ( U n i c o r n V i l l a g e ) t h i s p a s t s c h o o l y e ar t ea c h i n g s t u d e n t s a g e two through eighteen. DREAMS "As far as in the Bahamas, it has been m y d r e a m e v e r s i n c e I g o t h e r e t o h a v e m y dance studio," she said. S h e ex p l a i n ed t h a t s h e b eg a n t a k i n g dance lessons at the age of three. Gradu at in g f r o m t h e t o p d a n c e s t u d i o i n h er home state of Pennsylvania, she went on to obtain a BA in Dance from the world r e n o w n e d P o i n t P a r k U n i v e r s i t y S h e began her professional dance career at a ve ry y o ung age perf orming in the summer stock theater company, The Kenley Pla y er s. Dur ing tha t time she pe rfor me d i n m u s i c a l s w i t h c e l e b r i t i e s s u c h a s R o b e r t G o u l e t T o n y R a n da l l B a r b a r a E d e n a n d many more. Ex p la in in g he r re a so ns for th e su mm e r camp, Ms Cartwright said: "I wanted to use th e su mmer as my i nt rodu ct ion f or p e op l e to ha v e th e op ti on i f t he i r ki d s a re at home and they don't have anything to do, they could come to me for the four hour period Monday through Friday." S t u d e n t s w i l l b e e d u c a t e d i n s e v e r a l forms of dance such as Ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, a rco, musica l the ate r a nd sa ls a. The y wil l le ar n a bout the his tory of the se ar t forms and also exercise their creativity through games and dance related arts and crafts. PERFORMANCES O v e r t h e y e a r s s h e h a s c h o r e o g r a p h e d t w o w o r l d t o u r s f o r p o p s e n s a t i o n A a r o n C a r t e r a s w e l l a s p e r f o r m e d a s a s i n g i n g o p e n i n g a c t f o r C a r t e r s v e n u e s w i t h u p w a r d s o f 3 0 0 0 0 f a n s S h e t o u r e d t h e w o r l d f o r s e v e r a l y e a r s a s a d a n c e r w i t h a r t i s t s s u c h a s C h e r L o u B e g a a n d N a t e D o g S h e h a s a p p e a r e d i n m u s i c v i d e o s f o r s e v e r a l p o p a n d c o u n t r y ar t i s t s an d g r o u p s S h e h a s a l s o b e e n s e e n i n c o m m e r c i a l s f o r Ta co Bel l, GAP, and Ame ric an Exp re ss. N o n n y h a s p e r f o r m e d l i v e o n s e v e r a l t e l e v i s i o n a n d a w a r d s h o w s s u c h a s t he Gramm y's wi th N' Syn c an d Sh akir a, T h e L a t i n G r a m m y s K i d s C h o i c e A w a r d s A m e r i c a n I d o l L i z z i e M c G u i r e a n d n u m e r o u s N i c k e l o d e o n sh o ws a nd t al k sh ow s su c h a s J ay Len o Da vid L et t er man El l en Re gis an d Kel l y, an d sev era l ot her s in c l ud i ng h er ver y o w n d a n c e s e g m e n t o n t h e T y r a B a n k s s h o w O f f e r i n g a d v i c e f o r w o m e n w a n t i n g t o d a n c e s h e s a y s : I w o u l d s a y t h a t y o u h a v e t o h a v e a p a s s i o n f o r i t b e i n g a g o o d d a n c e r d o e s n o t m a k e y o u a g o o d t e a c h e r t e a c h i n g i s a w h o l e o t h e r t hin g. A perso n really has t o h ave a p ass i o n f o r t h e a r t a n d w a n t t o s h a r e w h a t y o u h a v e w i t h s o m e o n e e l s e a n d m a k e t h em h a ve t h e sa m e p a ss i on as yo u do S h e c o n t i n u e s : T h e s t u d e n t s w i l l l e a r n t h a t i t i s n o t a s e a s y a s s o m e p e o p l e t h i n k t h e y a r e g o i n g t o l e a r n t h a t i t i s d i s c i p l i n a r y I w o u l d s a y t h a t i t s t h e n u m b e r o n e t h i n g t h a t t h e y w i l l l e a r n CAMP T h e c l a s s e s a r e b e i n g h e l d a t m y d a n c e s t u d i o a t L i v e t o d a n c e i n t h e S h i r l e y St reet pl a z a. T he c amp is basic ally, t he ki ds a re g oi ng to b e e duca te d i n a ll for ms of dance. They are also going to be play ing games and doing arts and crafts and t hin gs t hat a r e als o related t o dan ce as well." All int e rested p e rsons s h ould c ontact Nonny at 3768809, nonnynonz@aol.com or visi t t he web sit e w ww .li ve2 d anc e biz for more information. THE COVE: Nonny along with a group of dancers performing at the opening of the Cove. THE ART: An advanced master dance class dances along with Nonny. ON TOUR: Nonny and Aaron Carter after performing at the half time show for the New York Knicks basketball game. LOVE OF DANCE: Nonny teaching a Master Dance Class in Uniontown Pennsylvania. THE DANCER: The Talented Nonny Cartwright. LOVE FOR THE OF


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