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By SANCHESKA BROWN M ORE than 3,000 children flocked to 10 camp divisions yesterday for the official first day of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Camp. Assistant Commissioner S tephen Dean said that for six weeks, the camp will prov ide the teens with a safe atmosphere where they can use their talents and havef un at the same time. ASP Dean, who is now in c harge of this effort, said the children will spend at least o ne day at the various children's homes and volunteer at a home for the elderly. T his will not only teach them about service, he said, but also about respect for old people and their struggles. The teens also will be visiting radio stations andm edia houses, in addition to participating in sports and other activities. T here will be speech competitions, soccer matches sponsored by the Bahamas F ootball Association, basketball games sponsored by C aribbean Bottling, and musical performances with instruments and equipmentp rovided by the Lyford Cay Foundation. T he Foundation is also helping to feed camp partici pants, and Cable Bahamas has pledged a financial donation to each of the 10 d ivisions. In addition, several landscaping companies have agreed to help the children landscape the entrance to the Police Headquarters on East Street. A SP Dean said the police are now working on expand ing the camp to Cat Island,S an Salvador, Exuma, Bimini, Eleuthera and Harbour Island. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 THE TRIBUNE APPLY NOW!5000 Bonus RBC Rewards PointsVisityour RBC Royal Bank branch or callyour Account Manager today! For more information visit Trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence.All other trademarks are the property of their respective owner(s Introducing the RBC RewardsVisaPlatinum credit cards! Enjoy the prestige of Platinum! Roll Out the Rewards! More than 3,000 children attend the Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Camp A LL EARS: L ynette Rose speaks to the children on family values yesterday at the at the Southwestern Division Police Summer Camp. ANXIOUS: Little Bradston Bowe cant wait to play yesterday at the Southwestern Division Police summer camp Family Values session. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f


THE government says it has added another important tool to its multi-faceted approach to the fight against illegal gunsa fter receiving a firearms marking machine from the Organisation of American States. The hand-over took place at the Paul Farquharson Confer ence Centre and followed months of negotiations that resulted in a joint agreement signed with the OAS under their Promoting Firearms Marking in Latin America and the Caribbean project in January. The Bahamas was one of the first Caribbean countries to sign onto the agreement, joining Costa Rica, Paraguay and Uruguay. The pact gives law enforcement and national security officials access to training and equipment for tracking marked firearms. Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest accepted the machine on behalf of the government. The marking of firearms will help us to identify the weapons that have been used in criminal activity and therefore help to combat crime in our country and in the region, he said. This programme is very important for the Bahamas because we have become a transit point for drugs and small arms. OAS training facilitator Florencia Raskovan attended Wednesdays hand-over. She will conduct training sessions for local law enforcement and national security officials over the next two days. In return, the Bahamas is obligated to provide the OAS with information on the countrys capacity and needs with respect to firearms marking, recording and tracing. The country also agreed to co-operate with the OAS on follow-up missions and to mark an average of 100 firearms per month over the course of the next 12 months. Commitment Mr Turnquest said the joint agreement and receipt of the machine shows the governments commitment to getting rid of illegal guns, which statistics show have been responsible for 72 per cent of the murders committed in the Bahamas as of July 5, 2011. He said the establishment of Magistrates Court No 9 as The Gun Court was another major aspect of the war on guns, which has paid immediate dividends. National Security officials say the illegal trafficking in firearms is tied directly into other transnational criminal activities such as drugs and human smuggling. The government of the Bahamas is determined to max imise our resources in thwarting all efforts to smuggle illegal firearms into our country, Mr Turnquest said. While reducing the trade in illegal weapons is a challenging undertaking, we are satisfied that improved gun registries, and the marking and tracing of weapons, along with improved interdiction of firearms at our ports can help,h e said. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011, PAGE 3 ,1752'8&7,21 POLICE assigned to the Rapid Strike unit arrested two men after discovering a pair of high powered weapons in a home. The men were taken into custody at 1.30am Wednesday at a home in Coral Vista. Preliminary reports indicate that officers executed a search warrant on the residence at Coral Harbour and discovered the weapons inside a bedroom with a large quantity of assorted ammunition and what they suspected were ecstasy tablets. The men are thought to be 36 and 40 years old. One is believed to be a Jamaican. MAN ARRESTED IN HANDGUN PROBE A 25-year-old man was taken into custody for questioning after police discovered a handgun and ammunition, police said. Officers of the Special Intelligence Branch arrested the man, a resident of London Avenue off Carmichael Road, at 8 pm on Tuesday between Carmichael Road and Ford Close. SEVEN MEN DETAINED IN ANTI BREAK-IN SWOOP SEVEN men were taken in for questioning by officers of the Southwestern Division as part of their continuing efforts to curtail housebreaking in the area. Officers from the division took to the streets on Monday seeking out suspects and executing search warrants. The detained men range in age from 19 to 39 years old. They are currently helping police with a number of housebreakings, death threats and theft investigations. The officers also discovered a number of what they suspect are stolen items, including flat screen televisions, a miniature laptop and computer hardware. Southwestern Division police are appealing to persons living in the area to report all suspicious people and activities. A 21-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate Court yesterday on a murder charge. Police have charged Ovando Woodside of Wulff Road with the Sunday, July3, stabbing death of Anva Thompson. Police reports indicate that Thompson was stabbed around 5pm on Sunday at Windsor Lane and Market Street, and was dead by the time paramedics arrived on the scene. Woodside, who was not represented by an attorney, was not required to enter a plea to the charge. Twenty-two witnesses are listed on court dockets. Prosecutors expected to proceed with a Voluntary Bill of Indictment in the matter, which will be presented on September 8. Woodside was remanded to Her Majestys Prison. Firearms marking machine is new tool in war on illegal guns court BRIEF By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter CAPITALISING on sport and entertainment tourism can bring in scores of visitors from untapped markets, Culture Minister Charles Mayn ard told Parliament as he moved legislation that will create a body to oversee the sports sector. The new law will create a National Sports Authority (NSA nation's sporting facilities and attract new sporting events not only to the new national stadium but to other facilities country-wide. "Once we build up a reputation and develop a global brand for being the place for sports and entertainment more communities of this n ation will be impacted by attracting new tourists who ordinarily would not travel to the Bahamas," said Mr Maynard, the Golden Isles MP. "Sports and entertainment h as the ability to bring people to our shores that our regular promotion of sun, sand and sea cannot attract them to. People with real disposable income. It's a known fact that the economic impact of major sporting and entertainment events on local economy outweighs that of non-entertainment and non-sporting regular tourism, the visitor spend is outweighed." Oversee The new entity, established under the Bill for an Act for the Establishment of the National Sports Authority of the Bahamas, will be a quasigovernment body that will oversee and promote the country's sporting facilities. The NSA will be in charge of maintaining sports facilities and will be able to grant leases and other concessions to various sporting groups. The body also will be responsible for attracting spectators and sponsors to events organised by local federations and associations. A clause in the bill also calls for the creation of a national sports fund. This NSA will manage money earmarked for sports d evelopment specifically through this fund. As they debated the legisla t ion, parliamentarians also stressed the important role sports can play in eradicatings uch social ills as crime and violence by creating positive alternatives for young people. O nce the bills is passed and enacted, Parliament will intro duce regulations to clearly define rules that local and international sporting federa tions must adhere to in order to host games at a Bahamian facility. The bill was first read in Parliament in May, but debate on the legislation was postponed over concerns thatsome members of the House of Assembly had different rafts of the law. OFFICERS QUESTION TWO MEN AFTER DISCOVERING HIGH-POWERED FIREARMS P OLICE BRIEFS Patrick Hanna /BIS ANTI-CRIME TOOL: Commodore Roderick Bowe, Commander of the Defence Force (first right P olice Commissioner Ellison Greenslade discuss the technical aspects of the firearm marking machine. Also pictured (from left try representative, Office of the OAS General Secretariat. MINISTER HAILS POTENTIAL OF SPORTAND ENTERTAINMENT TOURISM MAN, 21, ARRAIGNED ON MURDER CHAR GE


EDITOR, The Tribune. Someone once said that s ilence gives consent. As an avid reader of the dailies I am astonished at the lack of publ ic commentary that is coming from the PLP camp. All of us know that the PLP is the o fficial opposition of the Bahamas. But their apparent lack of commitment to speak o ut on policies that affect the Bahamian people may adversely affect them in the upcoming general elections. The PLP has all of the factors in place to succeed theF NM government in the next g eneral election. The economy is bad, there is little faith in the government ministers and most of all Bahamians have become disenchantedw ith the Prime Minister, the Rt Honourable Hubert Alexander Ingraham. Yet, the PLP seems not to be gaining any ground politically. Is it because of the leadership style of the PLP leader which is to sit and wait it out?I s it the hysteria surrounding t he DNA? The recent debacle in the South Andros constituency, the continuing criti cism by George Smith and the chants of weak leadership o f Perry Christie has hurt the P LP and the PLP seems to be a ship afloat, but on dry dock. To switch gears a bit, in recent times, the FNM isd oing all it can to convince the public that they are for the people. Look at the recent budget. Look at the promiseb y the Prime Minister to stiffen policies on the death penalty. Look at the bill toi ntroduce election reform. On the other hand, the DNA is all over the air waves; w hether it is on talk shows, t elevision shows or hosting town meetings. Their message of change is reaching a wide c ross section of the Bahamian electorate. And then look at the PLP. What are they doingt o convince Bahamians that t hey should be given a chance to form the next government? Literally nothing. The PLP leader is yet to appear on a live talk show to discuss his partys plan and talk sensibly to the Bahamian public. Has the Rt Honourable Perry Christie and the PLP lost their w ill to govern? Or are they waiting to strike at the 12th hour? Does Mr Christie b elieve that he has earned the job of Prime Minister? The FNM is on the ropes, b ut it seems as if the DNA is throwing the punches and not the PLP. The PLP appears to b e on the sideline, are disorganised and waiting to jump into the ring. They have an excellent chance before them to reclaim the government. But the leadership of the PLPm ust realise by now that they m ust get in the ring and start throwing punches as well. No one deserves to govern the Bahamas. This privilege is fought for. T he stakes this time around are extremely high and the electorate is becoming more and more informed daily. The Bahamian people want to hear straight, honest talk from its political leaders. But sitting on the sidelines will notg et the job done. DEHAVILLAND MOSS Nassau, J uly 5, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 W EBSITE w updated daily at 2pm THIS WEEK Belinda Wilson, president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, agreed that undocumented Haitian students should be removed from the Bahamas school system. While recognising that it was a delicate situation, that no child in the Bahamas canbe denied an education, and that no roundup of Haitian students whose parents are illegally in this country, should be carried out on school property, Ms Wilson said teachers are willing to assist Immigration in identifying the students for their eventual removal. She was supporting an intention allegedly made by Immigration Director Jack Thompson in a speech to the New Providence Association of Public High School Principals annual retreat. However, Mr Thompson denied a newspaper report not a Tribune report that quoted him as saying that the country has to flush out undocumented immigrants who are enrolled in the countrys school system absorbing our resources. Mr Thompson denied any suggestion that the Immigration Department intends to target these children. He said he made it clear to the educators that education is a funda mental human right which every child is entitled to receive. Administrators were told, said Mr Thompson, that students of foreign nationals attending schools should apply to the Department of Immigration for a residency permit or permit to reside. He said it was emphasised that while students should not be denied the right of a basic education, records by the Department to Immigration are critical for future applications, or per manent residence or citizenship. He agreed that the childrens issue was a sensitive one and requires professionalism and discretion. He said that his department, fully appreciating the sensitivity of the matter, always tries to make certain that its policies and a ctions are in compliance with international law and acceptable national and interna tional standards and practices. This is a most difficult situation and unless handled extremely carefully can be turned into a human witch hunt. If vulnerable parents believe that they can be targeted through their school children, there will be a mass exodus from the schools, which then becomes a police problem as the children take to the bush. The last problem will then be far greater than the first. The situation of the children is not of easy solution. Many of these children have been born here of parents who have lived in the Bahamas for many years. No child born in the Bahamas after 1973 is automatically a Bahamian citizen. However, at the age of 18 that young person can apply for citizenship. No impediments being in the way, the grant of citizenship should be automatic. However, a Haitian child born in the Bahamas, does have an impediment to block his automatic citizenship his parents are illegal residents. We dont know if over the years the Bahamas and Haitian governments have worked out another thorny problem. However, at one time Haiti did not recognise as Haitian citizens a child born in the Bahamas of Haitian parents. If this is still the position it means that the Bahamas will have many stateless children on its hands. This is indeed a major problem an international problem. Many vocal Bahamians want Haitian chil dren not only removed from the schools, but all undocumented residents mostly Haitians to be banned from the hospitals and clinics. This is a most shortsighted and dangerous position, and the fastest way to fan an epidemic that could affect us all. Let these people fear seeking medical help for a disease that could be contagious, and rather than be arrested stay at home, they could infect their family, their neighbours, their community and eventually all of New Providence. Doctors, for example, swear the Hippocratic Oath, which is one of the oldest binding documents in history. Its principles are still held sacred by doctors today. Doctors swear to treat the sick to the best of their ability, preserve the patients privacy, teach the secrets of medicine to the next genera tion, etc. And so doctors, in practising their profession are bound to keep information about their patients secret. They are also obliged to treat them regardless of who they a re or from where they come. Mr Thompson has made it clear that the job of Immigration is to protect the Bahamas from illegal immigrants, but he stresses that it is a task that must be carried out with sensitivity. We never send any immigration officers to the schools, said Mr Thompson. The schools, the church and the hospitals are off limits. This does not remove the Haitian problem, which has to approached in another way. Has the PLP lost its will to govern? LETTERS l Schools, hospitals off limits to Immigration EDITOR, The Tribune. Its hard for me to u nderstand the short term goals of the persons responsible for the road works in New Providence. P ersons charged with the construction of the r oad works must have enacted a plan of action, w hich must have been approved by qualified professionals. While controlling cost is a major factor in the success of any project, c ertainly, the effect to s takeholders during the project execution phase c annot be overstated and should always be duly considered. Or did someone wake up one morning, get a tractor and decide to dig up roads, close them, install new pipes and bring Bahamian businesses that were already struggling to its knees. If you had told me the latter, I would not utter a word of disagreement. But to tell me that the former took place, where there was a project initia tion, testing and execu tion plan, I would certainly question the sanity of the authorities involved. In fact, this looks like the actions of someone suffering from a mental disorder. All sundry agree that the works being done are absolutely necessary. But infrastructural improvements on any island or cay in the Bahamas should be done in a systematic and concise fashion that shows common sense. It makes no sense to me though, the current running of the project. Businesses are closing, civil lawsuits are pending, motorists frustration is rising daily and businessmen are advising that crime has increased because of the minimal police presence where roads have been closed. Come on man. Something is wrong. Take a different approach. I am appealing to the powers that be. DEHAVILLAND MOSS Nassau, July 5, 2011. ROADWORKSIN NEW PR OVIDEN CE NEED T O TAKE A DIFFERENT APPR OACH E DITOR, The Tribune. I read with interest the recently published letter written by the coalition of pastors. While I hesitate to comment on their v iews, I feel constrained to correct the erroneous statements of law, to wit, Children cannot get married in the Bahamas, nei ther can the mentally challenged. T he Marriage Act of the Bahamas sets the minimum age of marriage at 15 years. The Act also provides for an application to be made to the Supreme Court for a dispensation to allow a marriage involving a 13-yearold child to take place. Sincet he age of majority in the Bahamas is 18 years, it follows that anyone below that age is a child, so children can and do get mar ried in The Bahamas, once the requisite parental consent is obtained. One would have assumed that pastors, who are usu ally, also marriage officers, would be aware of the law regarding marriage. Interestingly, the minimum age for marriage isb elow the age of sexual consent, which the legislature has set at a ge 16 years. In so far as the marriage of mentally challenged persons is concerned, the law is that, regardless of the mental state of thep erson, once that mentally challenged person can understand the nature of the marriage contract he is entering into, and gives consent, the marriage would be valid. In upholding the validity of Parks marriage while denying the validity of the will of the 78-year-old, physically ill and senile man, the Court of Appeal, in that celebrated English case, which has stood the test of time, stated that a marriage contract was much simpler to u nderstand than knowing and approving the contents of a will. I trust that none of the pastors, through ignorance of the law, has been denying all mentally-challenged persons the right tom arry in The Bahamas. That, unquestionably, would constitute a breach of human rights. HAZEL THOMPSON-AHYE Nassau, July 3, 2011. Children and mentally challenged CAN get married


THE Bahamas' branch of The Special Olympics has started its annual fundraising d rive to finance Bahamian athletes in international com petitions. S pecial Olympics Bahamas has already received a dona tion from corporate partner P orts International which will assist in providing sports and training activities for intellec t ually challenged children and adults in the community. Through its sports programmes, Special OlympicsB ahamas strives to provide long-term benefits to individuals' health, self-esteem and social integration. The Bahamas branch relies h eavily on the contributions of corporate citizens to raise funds for their athletes. We are very pleased to support such an important cause, and we wish our Spe c ial Olympics Team Bahamas great success in the 2011 World Summer Games, said P orts International President and CEO Carolyn Papai as she presented the donation to the group. S pecial Olympics Bahamas representative Stanley Forbesexpressed gratitude to the company for its donation. He also noted they were able t o send a team of 38 people to this years Summer World Games in Athens, Greece. F or more information, to make a donation or to offer your services as a volunteerc ontact Special Olympics Bahamas at 356-2433 or email at specialolympicsba h LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011, PAGE 7 6&+('8/($(59,&( 72'$ LQIR#PVLEDKDPDVFRP 7 $,5&21',7,21,1* $,5&21',7,21,1* (/(&75,&$/ (/(&75,&$/ %/'*$,17(1$1&( PORTS INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTS SPECIAL OLYMPICS BAHAMAS P ICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: S heila Brown & Shelia McSweeney, Ports International; Stanley Forbes, Special Olympics Bahamas; Carolyn Papai & Michele Rassin, Ports International THE Rotaract Club of East Nassau, a community s ervice organisation comprised of young professionals, has for the second year in a row won the District 7020 Rotaract Club of the Year Award. D istrict 7020 comprises 4 7 Rotaract Clubs in 10 countries, including Anguill a, the Bahamas, the British V irgin Islands, Cayman, H aiti, Jamaica, the French West Indies, the Nether-l ands Antilles, the US Virg in Islands and Turks and Caicos. Requirements for the Club of the Year award are extensive, and include com-m unity service initiatives, fundraising, and members hip. A significant achievement noted by the awards comm ittee was Masqued, the major fundraiser held jointly by the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau in March, which raised nearly $50,000 for commun ity service initiatives. Dedication We can credit this a ward to the hard work and d edication shown by all of our members, said Anne Myers, president of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau, 2010-2011. Were so honoured to have wona gain for the second year i n a row, and its our hope t hat this recognition will inspire other members of our community to become i nvolved in service organisations. The Rotaract Club of East Nassau, sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Nassau and a member of R otary International, is a c ommunity service organisation for young profess ionals ranging in age from 1 8-30. T his year the club also received a Presidential Cita-t ion, awarded to higha chieving clubs by the 20102011 president of Rotary International, Ray Klinginsmith. More information can be f ound at their website, o r at ROTARACT EAST NASSAU WINS CLUB OF THE YEAR AGAIN A WARDFORTHESECONDYEARINAROW


LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011, PAGE 11 pipes will have to be relocated or contractors would have to work around them, which can throw a job off track for daysor weeks. When you get in an area t hat has a lot of underground pipes like Baillou Hill Road and Robinson Road, you do not want to interrupt existing services to the public, whether its water, cable orp hone so the contractor has to use care and caution and often that results in manual labour and that takes time. Ms Albury said contractors are facing another challengein the Baillou Hill and Robins on Road areas where there is a high water table. The high water table causes a problem for the contractor particularly in installing new water mains because you c annot get them contaminated with ground water. So if t he water table is high the c ontractor has to wait until he has low tide or until he can de-water a trench before h e can continue with the i nstallation. This is something t hat can happen everyday once the tide is high. M s Albury said old rusty pipes have also become an issue. She said the old water m ains are brittle and rusty a nd as the contractor proc eeds with the work, the pipes will burst or disinteg rate because of the length of time they have been underground. The contrac-t ors will then have to call w ater services to deal with the problem before they can continue work. Ms Albury urged members of the public to be patient as this is the first time such am assive undertaking of underground improvements has happened in the B ahamas. Most road works in the country have just been over l aying on pavement so the p ublic has no idea of the vol ume of work that needs to be done underground. We aree nsuring that all the pipes are laid properly, all the utilities are in so we do not have tod ig up the road for another 20 years. Ms Albury said the mas sive heat and rainy weather h as also caused a brief delay in road works. So far contractors have laid 41 miles of underground ducts, 43,000 feet of cablesand 23,000 feet of new water m ains. ROADWORKS FACE THREE MONTH DELAY F ROM page one


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young businesswoman who was passing by at the time of the incident said: It was horrible! It was two men fighting and one of the men stabbed the oth e r in the neck and pushed the knife further in. He had so much anger in his eyes. I didn't stay long enough to watch the rest. Police acted really quickly, but it was a mad house with tourists, and straw vendors crowding the area. Women were screaming and running after policemen directing them to the scene." Both men were taken to hospital for treatment. Police are investigating. he said there is a higher court, but he was not aware of any appeal. So the ruling of the court c lears away the question as to whether the Bahamian public, by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Neko Grant, whether there are additional issues of damages and costs in the course of executing public infrastructural work of a kind that is obviously a part of a major g overnment policy initiative that has spanned three administrations now, said Mr Delaney. Arnold Heastie, president of the Coconut Grove Business League, said the group is disappointed, but not defeated. He said the fight is not over. There is disappointment, but I think we expected that there were going to be some setbacks. The attorney general won the second round. It is like a boxing match. It is not over until it is over. There is always a third round. We just need to huddle a little bit to get our bearings again, and look closely at the ruli ng in black and white; decide amongst ourselves, with legal help, what went wrong and if (the Court of Appeal They obviously thought the lower court erred, now we must see if they did, said Mr Heastie. The reasons for the courts decision are expected to be handed down at a later date. T he Coconut Grove Business League represented itself in court, after attorneys, Maurice Glinton and Paul Moss, with-d rew their services last month. Mr Heastie said it was too early to tell whether or not that hampered their chances. Either way, he said they are not going away. This whole case is about civil rights. Martin Luther King had setbacks. Malcolm X had setbacks. It is about civil rights. It is about a private citizen, a business owner, being able to challenge the government on decisions made at the executive level. We stand by our right to do so, said Mr Heastie. Their case is that no one has the right to question what theyd o. We are saying, yes we do and yes we can. We were prepared from the brink to challenge the issue. This is not about money for us. Now it takes money to go all the way, but this is not about money for us. It is about rights. It is about principles. I think the government is lacking in both.W e are prepared to fight, he said. The Minister of Works did not follow the requirement of law when he effected road works along Baillou Hill Road and Market Street, according to Supreme Court Justice K Neville Adderley, when he ruled in favour of the Coconut GroveB usiness League last year. He awarded the group unspecified damages for loss of business due to the ongoing road works. The Court of Appeal set aside the former judgment in its entirety, said Mr Delaney. The ruling this morning by the Court of Appeal is very important. It is important because it relates to a major infrastructure project that is presently ongoing for the benefit of all Bahamians and residents on the island of New Providence, he said. The New Providence Road Improvement Project is not just about roads, said the attorney general. He said it was a major infrastructural upgrade that includes water, electricity, as well as roads, and other related public infrastructure. The other important thing to n ote is that the New Providence Road Improvement Project is not any one road or two roads. It relates to 19 corridors, and it is not sufficient that one or two or three of them are done. It is a network, a network of 19 major corridors and several intersections, said Mr Delaney. That is why it was important to ensure that with respect to each of the pre-determined 19 corridors that they were all in place, and in place in accordance with the overall conceptual engineering design. As I have said, it is a network, and the optimal benefitt hat it has been designed for, with respect of the network, only happens when all of the parts of the network are in place, I am advised, he said. T OURISTS w alk by as ambulances carry the men away. TWO MEN STAB EACH O THER DOWNTOWN FROM page one FROM page one GOVT VICTORY OVER COCONUT GROVE RULING


WASHINGTON A ssociated Press T HEpullout of major U.S. combat units from Afghanistan may not start until the peak fighting season ends later in the year, U.S.m ilitary officials said Wednesd ay, although 800 National Guard soldiers will go home this month. Details of the U.S. withdrawal are still being worked out, but thus far the onlym ajor combat unit designated t o depart Afghanistan and not be replaced is a Marine infantry battalion set to leave in late 2011, officials said. That means the military could retain virtually all its currentc ombat power until the fighti ng goes into a seasonal lull and still meet President Barack Obama's order to reduce the force by 10,000 by year's end. It is possible, though unlikely, that new U.S. com-m anders arriving in Kabul this month will speed up the drawdown. Speaking to reporters at the P entagon from his headquarters in Kabul, Army Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez said the full plan for reducing the U.S. f orce will not be worked out u ntil autumn. Beyond the 10,000 troops t his year, a further 23,000 troops are to be brought out by September 2012. There currently are about 100,000 U.S. troops in A fghanistan as part of an i nternational coalition. R odriquez, the second-incommand in Kabul, said the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine R egiment, would return home by September. Later, his staff said he had misspoken. Offi-c ials who spoke on condition o f anonymity in order to discuss sensitive details said the Marines would leave in late fall. The battalion has about 800 Marines in Helmandp rovince, a heavily-contested area in the heartland of the Taliban insurgency. The province's capital of Lashkar G ah is one of several areas that are being transitioned this month to Afghan control, b eginning a process intended to have the entire country under Afghan control by thee nd of 2014. At that point, all U .S. and other foreign combat forces are to have been withdrawn. Rodriguez, who has spent more than 40 months inA fghanistan over the past 4 1/2 years, said he believes the O bama pullout plan for 2011 and 2012 can be carried out without undue risk to the military's mission of gradually handing over security respon-s ibility to the Afghans. The troop withdrawal plan has b een criticized by some Republicans as too fast and risky, while some Democrats have complained that it is too slow and cautious. "The decision's been made a nd now it's our turn to execute the decision," Rodriguez said. "And we can do that without a significant change in risk that puts any of the mission at risk at this point in time." W hen he announced June 22 that all 33,000 reinforcements he had sent to Afghanistan last year would be brought home, Obama said the pullout would begin in July but he left it to his commanders to decide thed etails. That has given comm anders flexibility in figuring out which units to send home a nd on what schedule. R odriguez said it will begin w ith the departure this month of two Army cavalry squadrons: the NebraskaA rmy National Guard's 1st Squadron, 134th Cavalry Regi ment and the Iowa Army N ational Guard's 1st S quadron, 113th Cavalry Regi ment. The 1-134th has about 300 soldiers in Kabul and the 1113th has about 500 in Parwan province north of Kab-u l. Rodriguez himself is finishi ng his tour this month and will be replaced next week by Army Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti. In his final scheduled news c onference before returning to the U.S., Rodriguez said violence levels in Afghanistana re up slightly over last year, and he doubted it would go down until 2012. And he said t he international military coalition plans to shift its main counterinsurgency focus from the south of the country to t he east, where violence has been on the rise. 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Rates as low as 7.0% A U.S. SOLDIER, right, is seen with an Afghan police officer during a searching for a missing British soldier at a check post in Kandahar, A fghanistan Monday, July 4, 2011. The Taliban say that a British soldier who was reported missing in southern Afghanistan was captured by t heir fighters and then died in the crossfire during a battle with NATO troops. (AP JERUSALEM A ssociated Press of pro-Palestinian foreign activists planned to fly into Tel Aviv this week, prompting Israeli warnings Wednesday that s ecurity would be beefed up at the country's already heavily fortified international airport. The campaign coincides with a separate attempt to break Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip with an international flotilla. Those set to arrive at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport on Friday said they plan to tour the West Bank in solidarity with the Palestinians and don't intend to stir up trouble. But the prospect of an influx of pro-Palestinian sympathizers sparked agitation in Israel. The Israeli public security minister claimed some of the potential arrivals were "hooligans," and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a show of reviewing security agencies' plans at the airport before flying to Romania on Wednesday. "Every country has a right to block the entry of provoca teurs," Netanyahu declared. At the same time, he said, officers were instructed to avoid "unnecessary confrontations." The protesters accused Israel of distorting their message, insisting their activities would be peaceful. They said their only protest at the airport would be to declare they had come to "visit Palestine," and that they hoped to draw attention to Israeli policies that often bar foreigners with Palestinian ties. Israel has been especially wary of trouble with foreign activists since a deadly clash aboard an international flotilla last year. Nine Turkish activists were killed, and the incident drew harsh international condemnations and forced Israel to loosen its blockade of Gaza. Israeli fears have been further heightened by deadly clashes in recent weeks with pro-Palestinian activists along Israel's frontiers with Lebanon and Syria. Central District police commander Bentzi Sao told Army Radio the activists were expected to arrive on 50 flights from Europe between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said hundreds of police officers would begin deploying Thursday evening at the airport. Two Israeli TV stations said Israel has asked airlines to provide lists of passengers to identify possible activists. The reports said Lufthansa has already been asked to bar 50 people from boarding for Tel Aviv. An airline spokesman said he was not aware of the issue. In London, Britain's Foreign Office said it had not been asked by Israel to prevent anyone from boarding flights to Israel. Sao said Israel would deny entry to those considered troublemakers. He wouldn't say if Israel had a list, but suggested some activists might be deported or jailed. Sabine Hadad, spokeswoman for Israel's Interior Ministry, said authorities would decide on "a case by case basis" who is allowed to enter. She said a person who wants to visit "Palestine" would not be barred, unless authorities determine they plan to participate in what Israel considers illegal demonstrations or vio lent acts. Hundreds of foreigners, many of them aid workers or activists, are in the West Bank's Palestinian-controlled areas at any given time. ISRAEL AIRPORT GEARS FOR PRO-PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS


$4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.35 $5.16 $5.22 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netTHURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Supreme Court yesterday quashed demands that Cable Bahamas pay $78,747 in Internet licence feesb ased on revenues generated by its Freeport subsidiary, t he judge describing the regulators stance during the w hole affair as remarkable. Justice Hartman Longley, in granting the relief sought b y the BISX-listed communications provider via its J udicial Review action, found that the then-Public Utili ties Commission (PUC i ties Regulation & Competition Authority (URCA attempting to collect licence fees from a company, Cable Freeport, which was not one of its licencees. Court quashes $78,747 Cable fee demands PUC stance over Freeport wrong in law, c ompletely irrational and unreasonable But ruling avoids key wider issues of H awksbill Creek and telecoms/utilities r egulation in Freeport Hints URCA likely to demand Cable F reeport be licensed by it, not GBPA Cable criticised over co-operation S EE page 8B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A leading Freeport attorney yesterday said he would u rge the Grand Bahama P ort Authority (GBPA try and attract the investors driving Exumas economy tor evive the dead zone that is the Bahamas second city, warning that it continued to depopulate at a rapid rate. Contrasting his recent visit to Freeport with the state of that islands economy, F red Smith QC, attorney and partner at Callenders & Co, told Tribune Business ita ppealed to be boom time i n the Bahamas everywhere other than Freeport. As a licensee of Freeport, I am dismayed and discouraged at the ane mic investment energy and o pportunity here, he said. recently visited Exuma, and was shocked at the level of heightened investment energy. I was amazed such EMULATE EXUMA TO REVIVE DEAD ZONE FRED SMITH Leading attorney warning F reeport c ontinues to depopulate at rapid rate* But boom time everywhere else in Bahamas SEE page 10B B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor RoyalFidelity Capital M arkets yesterday said it currently had a Sell recommendation on Fam Guard Corporations stock, expressing concern over the build up in premium receivables and relatively low 12 per cent loss provisioning for delinquent mortgage loans. In its research report, the Bahamas-based investment bank said the $2.4 million, or 1 per cent asset growth to $212 million, which the life and health insurance holding company experienced during the 2011 first quarter was primarily due to rising premium receiv ables. This sum relates to premiums due to it from policyholders, and the $2.9 million increase experienced during the first three months of 2011 from $6.5 million to $9.3 million could be attributable to customers $2.9M FAMGUARD RECEIV ABLES RISE RAISES C ONCERNS Grow to $9.3m, as RoyalFidelity puts on Sell recommendation* Questions raised on low 12% loan loss provisions SEE page 11B By ALISON LOWE B usiness Reporter a A tribute to a much-loved r elative became the inspirat ion for a now-blossoming b usiness for a Bahamian entrepreneur, who returned to Nassau from the US a year Making business from Memories One year-old start-ups products distributed to per cent of all funerals in recent week Trying to finance printing in Bahamas Aming to become booklets go to firm SEE page 7B By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter T hree shipping company o wners are advancing plans for the upscale redevelopm ent of their properties o nce the tenants move to t he new Arawak Cay port, one telling Tribune Businesst hey were eyeing a city w ithin a city concept. John Bethell, of Bethell Estates, the current Tropical Shipping landlord, said they were looking for an i nvestment/development p artner for the prime waterfront Bay Street site, with t he aim of potentially turni ng it into a city within a c ity. He added that they were Top Bay Street owners plan redevelopments Three landlords advancing designs, with one eyeing city within a city concept* Lot of interest in downtown Nassau condo living S EE page 4B


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BUSINESS PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Position AvailableFull-Time Teaching AssistantApplicant will be responsible for providing assistance with educational development for 4 children of multiple ages.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: -Born-again Christian -Assist with & manage high school-level curriculum -Communicate effectively in written and oral forms -Resourceful; exceptional organizational skills -Display creative, hard-working abilities -Second language a plus RESPONSIBILITIES : -Close oversight of students -Daily homework support & library research -Proctor tests, correct daily work, calculate grades -Skilled in MS Word and basic computer functions For application form, email resume to: Deadline: July 22, 2011 in the very early stages of talking about re-development o f the property. Weve got to find someone with lots of money to help us d evelop it. People are interested, Mr Bethell told Tribune Business. H is comments came as other landlords seek to redevelop t heir properties. Tribune Business was told that Ray Thompson and his family, owners of the waterfront real estate now home to Atlantic-Caribbean, and the former base of Pioneer S hipping, are looking at t urning the site into a highe nd development featuring c ondos, a marina and retail o fferings. C ontacted by Tribune Business this past Friday, M r Thompson effectively confirmed that a redevelopment plan was in the w orks, but declined to go into detail. H e said the developers were still awaiting the necessary government permitsa nd approvals. Tribune Business also u nderstands that the Symonette estate, Seaboard Marines current landlords, a re looking at a similar marina-type development for their east Bay Street property when the tenant vacates. C alls to Craig Symonette, though, went straight to voice m ail. Momentum All this activity indicates that plans to redevelop Bay S treet and downtown Nassau, transforming it from todays current unsightly mess into a high-end mixture of retail, restaurants, marinas, waterfront and condos, are gatheringm omentum with the imminent relocation of the shipping companies to Arawak Cay. The site of the Valentines Day fire is another piece of real estate ripe for redevelopment, and the arrival of the Cay m an-based Dart Group, through its purchase of two prope rties on the corner of Bay and Parliament Streets from Parliament Properties, shows there is interest from major inter national developers. An insight into what could be has also been given by the Klonaris brothers upscale $14 million Elizabeth on Bay property, the development acting as a beacon that could inspire other developers/property owners. Bethell Estates has meanwhile conducted land use studies in relation to its property, and a concept involving transformation of the space into some sort of multi-use area with condos, a hotel, retail, entertainment and restaurants a city within a city, was proposed, said Mr Bethell. The businessman said he was encouraged by the fact that many people were expressing interest in the possibility of residential property in the downtown area, something of which there is a very limited amount of at present. Its surprising how many people Ive heard say in the last two to three months that if there were reasonably-priced condos in downtown Nassau, they would live in them. Theres a lot of interest, he said. Top Bay Street owners plan redevelopments F ROM page 1B Its surprising how many people Ive heard say in the last two to three months that if there were reasonably-priced condos in d owntown Nassau, they would live in them. Theres a lot of interest. John Bethel


B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A government minister has called for the concept of co-operacy to take rooti n public-private sector relations, with both sides needing to better understand theo thers needs to enhance the business environment and maximise opportunities. Z hivargo Laing, minister of state for finance, told Tribune Business that there needed to be constant dial ogue between the Government and private sector in an effort to strike the corr ect balance, recognising t hat initiatives by one somet imes impacted the other. There is a balance b etween the needs of the s tate and the needs of business that needs to be achieved, Mr Laing told this newspaper, and while were making progress were not there yet and have some work to do in that regard. I ts a balance that has to be a ppreciated by both busi ness and the state, not oneo r the other. A s an example, Mr Laing s aid the obligation to pay taxes that funded essential public services in theB ahamas extended to businesses and their owners. Thus the Governmentsn eed to fund the likes of e ducation, health and infra structure upgrades conflicted with private sector objec tives of maximising profits. S imilarly, without identif ying the New Providence Road Improvement Project b y name, the minister said e ssential infrastructure i mprovements carried out by the public sector sometimes had a negative short-t erm impact on business. However, he pointed out that the provision of roads, ports and similar infrastructure, plus public services like health and education, were used by and benefited from by business. A nd, conversely, Mr L aing said that when the private sector laid-off workers,t he public sector was impacted by the additional social services spending and u nemployment benefit burden this produced. If revenues did not compensate for increased spending, then the Government faced slipping into a larger deficit. This is the tension that persists, but both sides have to work to optimise the lev-e l of co-operation in that regard. There needs to be this constant dialogueb etween the two parties to achieve that, Mr Laing added. If these things are not d one, we will not have the conducive environment that maximises business opport unities. There needs to be a r ecognition from time to t ime that some things done by either the Governmento r business can be disrup t ive to the efforts of the other. All of our efforts have an impact on society in one way or another. Mr Laing delivered a message in this vein to last weeks Bahamas Chamber o f Commerce and Employe rs Confederation (BCCEC I ndustry Awards. O bservers present sugg ested he was reaching out, on the Governments behalf, to build and furthers trengthen bridges between it and the private sector, especially with an electionu pcoming. The message I am trying to argue for is that we are achieving some results in improving the business envi r onment, Mr Laing said. We have more work to do, but increasing these r esults means we need to come to a better understanding of the needs of the business community and the Government, and engage in this kind of dialogue thath elps us to enhance each others needs as much as possible. Its what I would call moving to this concept of c o-operacy. We all know democracy, we all know theocracy, we know all the cracys, but what must rule is co-operation. Its hard in an environm ent of conflicting interests, but the only way to achieve the most without takinga way from anyones rights, responsibilities or benefits. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011, PAGE 5B 1 2 7 & ( 7KH/DZ)LUPRI +DUU\%DQGV/RERVN\ t &RPSDQ\ ZLOOEHFORVHGRQ IRUWKH)LUPV $QQXDO)XQ'D\ 17(51$7,21$/%86,1(66&203$1,(6 9,1&+(1/,0,7(' ,QROXQWDU\OLTXLGDWLRQ 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWLQDFFRUGDQFHZLWK 6HFWLRQRIWKH,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV &RPSDQLHV$FWRI 9,1&+(1 /,0,7(' LVLQ'LVVROXWLRQ 7KHGDWHRIFRPPHQFHPHQWRIGLVVROXWLRQLVWKH WKGD\RI-XO\ 'DYLG*HRUJH-HQQHU RI %XUUDUGWUHHW 6W+HOLHU /LTXLGDWRU The Insurance Commission of the Bahamas yesterday confirmed that Lennox McCartney is staying on as its S uperintendent until a replacement has been found and appointed. Commission clarifies Superintendent post Minister urges public private co-operacy Zhivargo Laing


BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011, PAGE 7B ago to launch The Original Memory Book A ddis Huyler, president of t he Sidda Communications Group, has seen demand for the memorial booklet grow in l eaps and bounds, with customers appreciative of the chance to create a long-lasting tribute to the life of a d eceased relative/ friend that g oes beyond a traditional f uneral program. Its been an amazing first year of business. We are not j ust surviving but doing well, a nd growing and expanding. Its remarkable and humbling f or me, said 34 year-old Mr Huyler, who left a career in public relations in Atlanta to r eturn to Nassau to start his b usiness. F rom making one or two b ooks a week a year ago, the company now regularly cre ates three or four. In a b umper week for the business recently, nine books were created and the companys flagship product was distributed t o attendees at per cent of a ll funerals in the country, said the businessman. After beginning its life in M r Huylers mothers front room 12 months ago, and pounding the pavements with his product in hand to drum up business, the com p any has now been able to open an office and employs three full-time and four partt ime employees. Presently printing the Original Memory Book in Fort Lauderdale and shipping it to N assau, the company is also securing financing to bring this side of its operation to t he Bahamas, potentially crea ting more jobs and streamlining its operations. D escribing how the memo ry book concept first came about, Mr Huyler said: The first memory book was for mys tepfather in 2007, when I was living in Atlanta. It was created at the time out of a d esire to have something m emorable and meaningful for family, not necessarily to s tart business. Between then and last year I got a lot of requests to do them for otherp eople, and I decided to come home and start doing them full-time. Reception The reception exceeded expectations, and has also c ontributed to the overall g rowth of the Sidda Communications Group by increasing demand for their corporate marketing and public relations, events productiona nd corporate branding services, as their name becomes more known in the Bahamas. The Original Memory B ook takes the idea of the traditional funeral program as tep further. Instead of a utili tarian piece for the day of the funeral, which you will not l ook at again, it creates the o pportunity to tell the story of that individual, their life a nd their legacy. You have extra added value for clients; p eople can hold on to them and the family can use them to look back on life of relat ive, Mr Huyler said. The goal is to have someo ne who doesnt know them to pick it up and feel like they know them. T he popularity of the Original Memory Book has even l ed to copycats, claimed Mr Huyler, who said he considers this a welcome challenge for h is company to up their game. Some of the other people c reating funeral programs are t rying to incorporate more of what we are doing. But even though you have other printi ng companies trying to replicate our pieces, I think its recognisable as that a copy, h e added. In addition to the fact that t he pieces are so meaningful, the quality is so much greater than what customers haveb een accustomed to at this p oint in terms of the print and d esign. It sets us apart from others. Looking forward, Mr Huyler said he has ambitions for the Sidda Communicat ions Group to become the go to company for booklets in the Bahamas, and toe xpand the events side of their business. Theres an opportunity to take money thats already being generated in the marketplace and create pieces t hat provide an additional val u e proposition for the money already being spent. I think thats what people are already looking for in this economy, he said. Making business from Memories FROM page 1B


T he then-Telecommunications Act stipulated that theP UC could only collect fees from entities that it licensed, and Cable Freeport was a l icensee of the Grand B ahama Port Authority (GBPA based regulator. As a result, Justice Longley agreed with RobertA dams, attorney for Cable B ahamas, who said that havi ng acknowledged that Cable F reeport generated revenues from Internet sales, it was manifestly unreasonable and irrational for the PUC to them demand that CableB ahamas pay fees to it based o n these earnings. H e described the PUCs actions as wrong in law, and completely irrational and unreasonable as an administrative tribunal. H owever, Justice Longley s tudiously avoided dealing with the wider issues raised by the Cable Bahamas action, namely the regulation of telecommunications and other utilities in the 230 square m ile Port area, and the attend ant implications for the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. The Government, as revealed by Tribune Business last year, has been pushing for more than a decade for telecommunications inF reeport and, by extension, all utilities in Grand Bahamas city to be regulated from Nassau by a centralised supervisor such as U RCA. However, GBPA officials feel this move could underm ine the Ports regulatory regime and right to licence communications companiesi n Freeport, ultimately requiring us to breach the Hawksbill Creek Agreem ent. I ndeed, Justice Longley himself hinted that yesterdays ruling is likely to be only the first battle in what could turn out to be a protracted legal saga. He wrote in his j udgment: Whether Cable F reeport is required under the Act to obtain a licence from the PUC is another issue. Given that the Telecommunications Act and PUC Act have now been repealed, t o be replaced by the Comm unications Act, it would appear that the Judge is hinting the door is open for URCA to commence legal proceedings with the aim ofr equiring that Cable Freeport b e licensed by itself, not the G BPA. Warning that the issue over w ho was responsible for communications regulation in F reeport, and potential breaches of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, was notd ead, Justice Longley said: It may arise in the not too dis-t ant future, in which case all s ides will be well armed. Substantial arguments were made on the jurisdictional point, i.e. whether the PUC had jurisdiction to charge fees of a company operating in Freeport. Howe ver, having regard to the fact t hat the legislation is now repealed and this case has at its heart a question of fact, I refrain from expressing any opinion on the issue, which may arise again under the n ew legislation. Nor is it nece ssary to consider whether Cable Freeport is required to get a licence from the PUC. Justice Longley said he had considered ordering thatC able Bahamas continue its a ction as a writ, not a Judic ial Review, given that it was a factual dispute. He rejecte d this, though, on the grounds that the matter was m ore than two years-old and the relevant legislation had since been repealed. T racing the background to the dispute, Justice Longleyn oted that on December 21, 2 001, Cable Bahamas gained a modified licence from the PUC allowing it to provide Internet services throughout the Bahamas. The regulator described this as a national licence. C able Bahamas paid fees t o the PUC for the period 2002-2005, but the regulator then claimed, upon receipt of the companys financial statements, to have seen a discrepancy between its Internet r evenues and the payment s chedules submitted by auditors, Deloitte & Touche. In response to a PUC letter, Cable Bahamas admitted on June 9, 2006, its refusal top ay licence fees to the PUC o n revenue earned by it from t he provision of public Internet services within, to and f rom the Port areas of Freeport, Grand Bahama, g iven that the GBPA was responsible for telecommunications licensing and it paid BUSINESS PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Court quashes $78,747 Cable fee demands FROM page 1B SEE page 9B


the necessary fees to it. Essentially, Cable Bahamas was objecting to be double taxed. Demands for payment and r ebuttal were exchanged, with C able Bahamas on June 19, 2 007, stating that the extra revenue was earned by Cable Freeport, its wholly-owned subsidiary, which was a GBPA licensee. The PUCs in-house legal counsel rejected this position on June 26, 2007, taking the p osition that Internet revenues generated by Cable Bahamas and its Freeport subsidiary fell under the PUCs purview. The then-regulator also lumped Cable Bahamas and Cable Freeport together on the basis that the former had a national licence, anda rgued that Internet services w ere not utilities under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. Justice Longley said the PUC/URCAs attorney, Ferron Bethell at Harry B Sands & Lobosky, divorced hims elf from the latter position during the trial. Cable Bahamas continued t o refuse to pay, ultimately r esulting in a January 8, 2008, l etter from Barrett Russell, in which he noted that Cable Bahamas Internet revenues for 2005 were stated as being $16.24 million. The schedule provided by the auditors for the same period, though, showed Internet revenues at $13.441 million, a $2.799 mil-lion difference. M r Russell said the differ ence was presumably the revenues generated by Cable F reeport, and in his letter he suggested Cable Bahamas dispute was really with the GBPA, as it was paying Internet fees on a cable TV licence. This was a remarkable p osition for the PUC to take, Justice Longley recorded. For it meant that the PUC was seeking to compel itsl icensee, Cable Bahamas, to p ay fees based on revenue earned not by it, but by its affiliate, Cable Freeport, which was admittedly not itsl icensee. And then to suggest that the problem was not with the PUC but with the GBPA, tow hom Cable Freeport should n ot have paid fees on Internet revenue, notwithstanding that its licence was with the GBPA and, on a true construction,p ermitted it to provide Internet services as was earlier acknowledged by the former chairman of the PUC. Ultimately, the PUC threat ened to impose sanctions a gainst Cable Bahamas over the alleged unpaid Internet fees, which could have led to a suspension or revocation ofi ts licence. This resulted in the company launching Judicial Review proceedings. Suggesting that the thenPUC did not properly consid e r Cable Bahamas submis s ions on the issue, Justice Longley said had it done so it would have realised it could not charge fees on revenues earned by Cable Freeport, as the latter was not one of its l icensees. H aving already determined, via Mr Russells letter, that Cable Bahamas had not earned the revenue subject to its decision, Justice Longleys aid the PUC also failed to v ary the sum demanded. H e added that the decision to charge Cable Bahamas on its Freeport subsidiarys fees, and demand payment, was an error for it is not legallya uthorised by the Act to c harge or exact fees from any e ntity that is not a licensee..... Mr Adams submitted that having acknowledged that Cable Freeport generated the revenue from Internet sales in Freeport, it was manifestly unreasonable and irrationalf or the PUC to then adjust the fees for Cable Bahamasb y attributing the revenue to C able Bahamas. I agree....... There is no dispute on the evidence that Cable Freeport was a licensee of the GBPAa nd was paying licence fees to the GBPA, and that its licence was wide enough to c over the provision of public I nternet services. Justice Longley also criticised the PUC for waiting two years to seek out evidence supporting its decision, as it could have taken the gloves off and sought further inform ation from Cable Bahamas via its regulatory powers. Rejecting the regulators a rguments that the court should pierce the corporate veil of Cable Bahamas, given that the PUC did not have this power, Justice Longley a lso criticised the BISX-listed communications provider. Neither Cable Bahamas n or Cable Freeport have been a s cooperative and forthcoming as they could have been, a nd ought to have been, if they wanted to demonstrate unequivocally that the Internet revenues were indeed properly generated by Cable Freeport, Justice Longley s aid. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011, PAGE 9B Court quashes $78,747 Cable fee demands FROM page 8B


i nvestment was going on as I f lew in. Although acknowledging that Exumas internationala irport needs lots of work, M r Smith said that has he arrived jets belonging to Delta, American Airlines and Bahamasair all flew in, along w ith a private Lear jet. The airport was littered with private planes, he added, contrasting this activit y with his return to Freeport, where the entire domestic international airport looked l ike a ghost town with no person other than the baggage carrier. Exumas economy has been r einvigorated by the Emerald Bay re-opening under Sandals ownership, but other p rojects such as February Point and Oceania Heights, plus private investors and the second home market have a lso played their part. I was astounded at the level of high net worth individua ls investing in Exuma, even at small developments, Mr Smith told Tribune Business. I saw houses worth $5-$15 million. Half-acre lots that are not even at the beach, and meet the ocean with honey-c omb rock, are selling for $2$3 million. Niche When speaking to some of the real estate agents and developers down there, they have been able to identify niche markets of high net w orth individuals. Theyve been able to get deposits before prospective i nvestors visit, and then brought the prospects down, Mr Smith added. Im told the sun, sand and sea, and beautiful vistas of Exuma from the hills, are selling land, and people coming down to buy one lot sometimes buy two. In short order they have b een building homes, and they are such beautiful mans ions. Having not visited Exuma f or many years, I can only say its an amazing success story. Its mind-boggling to see the prices investors are now paying for raw land, housing and condominiums in Exuma. Mr Smith said that when he e xtolled to Exumas investors/developers the benefits that the Hawksbill CreekA greement afforded Freeport and its licencees, such as no Customs duties until 2054, and real property and busin ess licence tax breaks until 2015, they were astonished that Freeport, unlike Exuma, is not booming. F ocusing on his native Freeport, the attorney added: I will urge the GrandB ahama Port Authority to meet some of the developers in Exuma, and invite them to come and make fantastic investments and economic opportunities here in Freeport. Freeport remains pregnant w ith potential, and as a 33year resident and licensee of what was once the MagicC ity, I really hope something can be done to turn things around, because Freeport is currently a dead zone. People are leaving left, right and c entre, unfortunately. I really hope something can be done to emulate thei nvestment and development model that exists in Nassau, A baco and Exuma. Its boom time in the B ahamas everywhere other than Freeport, and for me and so many others who have invested so much of our lives here, its sad that this state of a ffairs exists. 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experiencing difficulties in m eeting premium paym ents. RoyalFidelity said: The continued increase in premiums receivable over the last two years is a cause forc oncern as it may reflect difficulties being experienced by clients in meeting premium payments. Focusing on the Family Guardian parents loan port-f olio, which stood at $74.8 million or 48 per cent of total invested assets, RoyalFidelity acknowledged that the mortgage delinquencyr ate had dropped slightly to 6 .63 per cent at end-March 2011, compared to 7.06 per cent at the 2010 year-end. H owever, the investment b anks analysts said the ratio of loan loss provisions to delinquent loans was just 12 per cent, compared to the Bahamian banking indust rys average of 40 per cent. With Bahamian banks having provisions equal too ver 40 per cent of delinquent loans, FamGuard Corporations relatively low level 12 per cent provision could end up being inadequate to cover losses i ncurred, and be a potential d rag on future earnings, R oyalFidelity said. FamGuard is currently trading at $5.40. Even though FamGuard is curr ently trading below book v alue, based on our earnings per share (EPS the next year, we currentlyh ave a SELL rating for the s ecurity. I mproving A nd the investment bank added: Management noted i mproving results generated from the group health prod-u ct line, and also indicated t hat they are continuing with t he difficult task of adjusti ng premium rates to reflect a ctual claims experience. Given the prolonged e conomic difficulties being experienced, it is anticipated t hat FamGuard will continu e to experience challenges in growing profitable pre-m ium income and improving its investment returns. Although FamGuard revealed a 172 per cent yearover-year net income i ncrease for the 2011 first q uarter to $825,215, RoyalFidelity said net income a ttributable to the companys ordinary shareholders was $650,000, a $521,000 i ncrease over the $128,000 recorded the year before. The investment banks a nalysts noted that FamGuards operating expenses rose by $235,000 or 3 per c ent to $8.1 million in the 2011 first quarter, with benefits paid out to policyholders growing $5.6 million or 4 8 per cent to $17.1 million. N et premium income was up by $1.4 million or 7 per cent to $20.9 million, while revenues from other sources w ere consistent with previo us quarters. Growth In his message to shareh olders on the first three months of 2011, Norbert Boissiere, FamGuard's chairman, said: "The increase in net income was driven by a 14 per cent g rowth in total income over the first quarter prior year, and by improving results generated from our group health product line. "Gross premium income increased by $1.3 million or 5.8 per cent, and our annuity deposits grew by $3.7 million or 88 per cent over pri-o r year-to-date." Family Guardian's total 2011 first quarter income r ose from $24.196 million t he year before to $27.577 million this time around, ar ise of more than $3.3 mill ion. Gross premium reve nue jumped from $22.506 million to $23.814 million, while annuity deposits jumped from $1.954 million t o $3.679 million. H owever, while the top l ine grew, so did benefits paid out. Total policyholder b enefits increased at an even faster rate than premium income and total income, jumping 28.2 per cent to $19.057 million from $14.868 million. Net policyholderb enefits rose 48.4 per cent t o $17.135 million, compared to $11.543 million the year before, as Family Guardian generated less from reinsurance recoveries, possibly indicating it is taking more r isks on to its books. 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Whether you are a first-time user or an experienced pro, CorelDraw makes it easy from the moment you start. Youll f ind all the learning tools you need to start smoothly, includi ng built-in learning tools, valuable video tutorials, design insights from the experts and a visually rich online guidebook. Although there are many tools that seem to go unused, learning this popular program is s till a must, so much so that many service bureaus and comm ercial printers readily accept Corel files. There are many strange rules, keyboard shortcuts and secret handshakes, but remember that the tools are only as good as the operator. Frankly, your creativity is what p leases your client, not so much the brand of software. How to use CorelDraw? Knowing how to use these tools is essential, so practice with this tutorial link for aquick spin on How to Use CorelDraw X3: 79391_use-coreldrawx3.html, hics/corel101/4/ Creating logo using CorelDraw X3: v=b7DkjO4Ffh0 Can I use CorelDraw on my Mac? Yes, but initially the program was designed to run on Windows only. Unfortunately, in 2001, version 11 was the final Graphic Suite released for the Macintosh OS and Mac OS X due to poor sales. However, all is not loss as you can now install Parallels or Windows on your Mac, which requires purchasing the Windows license. To run Corel on your Mac requires changing your Mac OS X operating system to Windows. Heres how to install CorelDraw on Mac by placing this link in your URL window: ( 30059_run-corel-drawmac.html#ixzz1Pfh8ghux). C an Corel compete? Absolutely. CorelDraw is capable of handling multiple pages, so many projects can be completed in three to fourt imes the speed of its competitors. Ive always gotten a kick from people boasting of the advantages of Adobes Illus-t rator over CorelDraw (and vice versa). The fact of the mat ter is that Illustrator feels more comfortable to Mac users thant o PC users. For example, the right mouse button is as essential to CorelDraw users as the Apple key is to Illustrator users. T his hasnt changed in the latest version of Illustrator (version 13 or CS3), but theres a slight new twist in Draw. That, of course, does not eliminate the fact that both applications have different philosophies of creating and editing objects. Both programs can be judged by many measurements. Even though Corel may often get lost i n the noise, it has long offered very powerful tools, tutorials and on-screen guidance that makes it more competitive and easier to understand, even for the novice user. Bluntly, CorelDraw destroys Illustrator in areas where it matters, and has unquestionably earned my vote. E ven though Adobe is the industry's darling, the bottom line is that both software versions are pretty powerful tools, and there is little that cant be accomplished with either in vector graphics design. As an avid user of CorelDraw, I do admit to a few weaknesses, but t here is no doubt for me that it reigns as the one to beat on the PC and maintains its bragging rights. If you are a customer pleaser or wish to be viable at the next job interview, make every attempt to become an ideal candidate through learning CorelDraw. Avoid being t urned down for a high-paying job due to incompetence with Corel Draw or any other software. Whatever your vision, never allow the fear of striking out to steer you away from winning the game. Together, lets embrace this idea and follow t he path of Nike to Just do it. Until we meet again, have fun, enjoy your life and stay on top of your game. NB: Author welcomes feedback at Ms. Bastian is an extensively t rained and qualified graphic designer. She has trained at many institutions such as: Mia mi Lakes Technical Centre, Success Training College, College of the Bahamas, Nova Southeastern University, Learning Tree International, Langevine International andS ynergy Bahamas. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011, PAGE 13B T HE ARTOFGRAPHIX FROM page 2B Hi Deidre, A dobe recently read your article of InDes ign, in the Tribune on the 6/23/2011, and would like to post content from that review on Please let me know if you have any questions or objections. Thanks and best, Elizabeth Poeschl *** H i Ms Bastian, I read your article every week in the Thursday Tribune, and was wondering if you have time or can assist me in learning a little morea bout the graphic design world. Let me know, I would be grateful. Thanks AJ Campbell Corel is a top Draw READERS FEEDBACK


H UN DR E DS o f Ang l ica ns we r e pr e s e nt a t Ch ri st Chu rch Ca th ed ra l r e c e n t l y to ce le br a te the Fe a st of th e N a ti vi ty of S ai nt Jo hn T he B ap tis t, Pa tr on Sa i nt of th e An g lic an Dio ce s e o f T he Ba ha m a s a nd Th e T u rk s & Ca ico s Is la nd s, a nd to s ho w a pp re ci a tion to a sp e cia l g ro up of l ay p er s ons w ith in the D io ce se the s e rv i ng C a tec his ts Pr io r to the 1 9 6 0 s a n umb e r o f pa r is he s e s pe ci al ly in the Fa mi ly Is la n ds d id n ot h av e a re s ide n t pr ie s t. I n the s e ca se s the Ca te ch is t con duc te d Mo rn in g Pr a ye r an d Ev e ni ng P ra y e r on Sun da y s, w a s r e s p o n s ib le for the g e ne ra l a d mi nis tr ati on of the c h u r ch the v is ita ti on o f the si ck, ma i nta in in g o f go od o r d e r a n d ful fill e d oth e r a dm in is tra ti ve duti e s with in the Pa ri sh T he Ca te chi st a ls o ta ug ht th e Ca te ch is m f r om th e B ook o f C omm on Pr a y er to y ou ng pa ri sh io ne rs a nd b ur ie d th e de a d. T o d a y e a c h A n g l i c a n P a r i s h h as a P a r i s h P r i e s t ; h o w e v e r s o m e F a m i l y I sl a nd Pa ri sh es h a ve mor e th an on e co ng r eg a ti on. T he r e f o r e whi le s om e o f the r es p o n s i b i l i t i e s o f t h e C a t e c h i s t h a v e b ee n re du ce d, whe n the Pri e st i s a t a no the r Chu rc h, a s th e le a di ng la y pe r so n, the Ca te ch is t s till pe r f o r ms m an y of th e se f u n c t i o n s I n Ne w Pr ov id en ce th e Ca te chi st se r v e s a s a m em be r of the V e s t r y th e chi e f la y r e a d e r a l ea d er in l itu rg ic a l ma tte r s, an d h e/ sh e a ss is ts the Pr ie s t wi th th e ov e ra l l g o v e r na nc e of the Pa ri sh O n Su nda y ev e ni ng a s th e D ioc e se ce le br a te d its Patr on a l Fe sti va l Ang l ica n s f r om thr oug h out th e D io ce se g a the r ed to s a y th an ks to th e se pe r son s. D ioc e sa n Bi sh op, T he R ig ht Re v e r e n d L a i s h Z an e B o y d S r t h an k e d t h e Ca te ch is ts for the ir y e ar s of s e rv i ce to th ei r r es pe cti v e pa r is he s a nd the wid er D i o c es e A s s i s t e d b y t h e f o u r A r ch de aco ns, he pre sent e d e ach hono u r ee with a sp ec ia l na v y b lue sca r f b e ar i ng th e Di oce s a n C re s t a nd the Ca ufi el d Fa m ily Cre s t. B is hop C ha rl e s Ca ufi el d wa s th e fir st Dio ce s an Bi sh op of T he Baham a s The sc arve s were made b y Es te ll a Far r ing to n a nd mo nog r a mm ed by M a ri e Po itie r S mi th. T he ma j or ity of the 6 9 Ca tec hi sts we re p r e s en t a t the se r v ice l ed b y 9 5 -y ea r o ld Ca te ch is t Ha r tma n M on cur th e o ld es t a n d l o n g e s t s er v i c i n g C at e c h i s t M r M on cur is th e C ate ch is t of the Chu rc h of S t Pe ter s, in K now le s Ca t I s la nd wh e re h e ha s s e r ve d fa ith ful ly si nce 19 4 4 T he two a nd a ha l f h ou r se r v ice wa s a S o l em n P o n t i f i c al E v e ns o n g S e r m o n I nd oor Pro ce ss io n a nd Be ne d icti on. T he R ig h t R ev e r en d L a is h Za n e Boy d, Sr D i o c es a n B i s h o p p r e s i d ed a n d T h e V e ne r a ble Ha r ry Ba in, Arc hde a co n of th e No r t h e r n Ba ha ma s /R e cto r o f the Pr o Ca thed ra l of Chris t T he King G ra nd Ba h am a p re a ch ed t he s e r m o n T he wo rd Ca te chi st ha s its r oots i n t h e G r ee k w o r d C a t e c h eo ", w h i c h m ea n s to e ch o o r t o te a ch or a lly a nd i n the Ea r ly Chu rc h, t he re we r e we l l or g a n iz e d C a tec his ts S cho ols pr es id e d ov e r by ce l eb ra te d Ca te chi sts or the o log i an s wh o i n s t r uc te d the fai thfu l on th e te a ch ing s o f t h e C h u r c h an d i t s L i t u r g y t h r o u g h e mp ha s is i n the W o r d an d Sa cr a me nts T h e r e ha s be e n a n Ang l ica n p r e s e n c e in Th e B ah a ma s fo r o v er 3 60 y e a rs a n d thi s y ea r th e Ch ur ch ce le br a tes 1 5 0 y e a rs a s a Dio ce se Honourees from the East Central Bahamas Archdeaconr y led by The V enerable Ar chdeacon Kingsley Knowles, included: Catechist Harrison Bar ry St. Paul' s, The Bluff, Eleuthera, 1999 present. Catechist W illiam Farrington, St. Andrew' s Ar thur s T own, Cat Island. Catechist Sylvia Jane Cambridge, St. Agnes, Gr egor y T own, Eleuthera, 1998 present. Catechist W illiam Thomas Roosevelt Godet, St. Matthew' s, New Providence, 2008 present. Catechist Kingdon Higgs, St. John' s, Harbour Island, 1999 present Catechist Harrison Horton, St. Luke' s Rock Sound, Eleuthera, 1974 present Catechist W illiam Augustus (Gus) Hunt, St. Columba, T arpum Bay Eleuthera, 2010 present Catechist Blovena Hunter St. Mark' s, Port Howe, Cat Island, 2002present Catechist Erick Johnson Sr ., St. Patrick' s, Governor s Harbour Eleuthera, 1982-present Catechist Eugene Lightbourne, St. Mary' s Magdalene' s, W emyss Bight, Eleuthera, 1994 present Catechist Faith Jones, St. Augustine, San Salvador 2010 present Catechist Carolyn Moss, St. Joseph' s, Upper Bougue, Eleuthera, 1999 pr es ent Catechist Alber t Alexander Rolle, St. Anne' s, New Providence, 2008 pr esent Catechist Theodore Alexander Quant, Christ The King, New Providence, 1971 present Catechist Neville Smith, Christ Chur ch Cathedral, New Providence, 2005 pr es ent Catechist Reuben Stubbs, Holy Cross, Dumfries, Cat Island, 2002 pr esent Catechist Clarence W ilbert Thurston, St. Benedict' s, Bennett' s Harbour Cat Island, 2002 present Catechist T yrone Thompson,, St. Margaret' s, Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, 1987 present Catechist Maxwell Selkirk Anderson T urner Holy Cross, New Pr ovidence, 2008 present Catechist Cedric Peter W ilson, St. Mar y The V irgin, Old Bight, Cat Island, 2002 present Honourees from the W est Central Bahamas Ar chdeaconr y led by The V enerable I. Ranfurly Brown, were: Catechist W illiam Adderley St. Paul' s, Calabash Bay Andr os, 1973 pr esent Catechist W ellington John Bullar d, Holy T rinity New Pr ovidence, 1973 pr esent Catechist Mizpah Braynen, St. Bar tholomew' s, Behring Point, Andr os, 1979 present Catechist Patrick Dorsette, St. Bar nabas, New Pr ovidence, 1966 pr es ent RELIGIOUS NEWS, STORIES AND CHURCH EVENTS R E L I G I O N S E C T I O N C THURSDA Y JUL Y 7, 2011 T H E T R I B U N E S Catechists recognised and hounoured during the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist SEE page 23C HONOURED: 95 year old catechist hartman moncur recieves scar f from Bishop Boyd.


ON S A T U R D A Y J uly 16, t h e c o mmu n it y k n o wn as T h e V a ll ey w il l c o m e a l i v e w h e n t h e S t G e o r g e s A n g l i c a n C h u r c h h o l d s i t s a n n u a l "T h rill o f t h e Grill a nd Pa rish Fair ." O u r C h u r c h f a i r i s t h e m a j o r fu n d raisin g even t wh ic h a ssist s wi th t he op e rat ing exp en ses of o u r c hu rc h an d its m in istr y to o ur m emb er s a nd t he wid er c om mu n it y said Bre nd a A r c h e r ch air pe rso n o f th e o rgan is ing c o mmit tee "T h is ye ar w e are rais ing fu n d s t o g o s p e c i f i c a l l y t o w a r d a n e l e c t r i c a l up g rad e o f th e ch u rc h an d p arish f ac ilitie s w h ich is u rgen t ly n eed ed H o weve r even m or e imp o rt an t t h at t h e fu n d s we ho p e t o r aise, is t he op p o rt un it y to f ello wsh ip wit h eac h a nd t o get to k no w eac h o t h er b et ter ," s aid Mrs. A r c h e r "T h e A n glic an C hu rc h M en o f o ur pa rish will m an t h e grills w he re d elicio u s st eak s an d c h ick en s wil l h ea dli ne th e f o o d ite ms w h ich w ill b e a vailab le at th e fa ir sa id Mrs A r c h e r L o c a l fo o d s in cl ud in g a co n c h o f eve ry t yp e, ho m e c o ok er y an d n ew item s in c lu di ng ch ic k en i n d a b ag wil l b e av ailab le t o p u r c h ase ." "T h e y ou t h d ep ar tm en t will ma n t he s o f t d r i n k s d a i q u i r i i c e c r e a m a n d s n o w b a l l s t a l l s s a i d F r A n d r e w T o o p i n y o u t h c o o r d i n a t o r o f t h e p arish "In ad d itio n th e yo u t h wi ll o f f e r c om p ut er gam es a nd ha mb u rger s an d h o tdo g s, fac e p ain t in g an d th e b o u n cin g cas tle t o k eep th e k id s b u sy d u rin g th e f air "O f co u rse w e c an t d o w it ho u t o u r c ak es an d p ast rie s a t an oc c asio n s uc h as th is, so t hi s ye ar we int en d t o m ak e th is st all ev en b igg er an d b et te r said Be tt y S mit h p resid en t o f t h e c h ur c h s Gu ild to Help th e S ick an d N eed y "O ur G uil d go es all o u t to p r o v i d e c ak es, p ast ries, p ies an d tar ts o f ever y d esc rip ti on an d we e xp ec t n o less t h is y e a r In a dd it io n t o all th ese b o o th s Ag ne s Mu n n in gs a nd V i r gil Br iggs will m an th e p la nt s an d b oo k s st all wh ic h ha s alw ays b een a grea t h it sa id A r c h e r "Fi na lly we will h av e gam es o f c h an c e in cl ud in g b in go wh ite elep h an t, h o op la an d p u nc h b o ard wh ere a n um b er o f g r e at p riz es w ill b e avai lab le. L ive co ve rage o f t h e f air will co m e via S T A R 10 6. 5 F M wit h B rad H an n a f r om 2 to 6PM T h e Gri ll O u t an d Par ish Fa ir w ill en d w ith a J u nk an o o R u sh -O ut wit h th e V alley Bo ys. The T ribune PG 22 Thursday July 7, 201 1 RELIGION T h r i l l o f t h e G r i l l a n d P a r i s h F a i r By P AST OR ORAL RA Y ROLLE AS WE celebrate 38 years of inde pendence as a nation, we may ask our selves are we really free? I know for many years, many of us as citizens of this great Bahamas have asked or ponder ed such a question. In my view we are ver y much free, in contrast, to the countries that sur r ound us and those that are ver y far away that is to say in terms of free dom of worship, fr eedom of assembly and freedom of movement (to name a few). Therefore, as we celebrate, instead of po n der in g o r ask in g ou rs elve s t h e question, let us put to thought how best we can better ourselves and our countr y Here are seven principles that may help better us and the nation. UNITY : Success starts with unity unity of family community nation and our race. SELF-DETERMINA TION: T o be more responsible for ourselves and each other creating our own destiny Collective work and responsibility: T o build and maintain our communities together COLLECTIVE ECONOMICS: T o build, maintain and suppor t our own stores, establishments and businesses. PURPOSE: T o r estor e our Bahamian heritage to traditional greatness. T o be r esponsible to those who came befor e (our ancestors) and to those who will follow (our descendants). CREA TIVITY : Using cr eativity and imagination to make our communities better than what we inherited. F AITH: Re-commit ourselves to God through Jesus Christ, believing in our people, our families, our educators and our leaders. Seven principles for a better Bahamas


The T ribune Thursday July 7, 201 1 PG 23 RELIGION Catechist David Dean, St. Bar tholomew' s, Bullock' s Harbour Ber r y Island, 2000 pr esent Catechist Clara Evans, St. Margaret' s, Nicholl' s T own, Andros, 1978 present Catechist Nelson Gaitor St. Stephen' s, Fresh Creek, Andros, 1979 pr esent Catechist Clayton Newbold, St. James, New Providence, 2003 pr esent Catechist Mildred W Munnings, St. Margaret' s, Mastic Point, Andros, 1973 present Catechist Hugh O'Brien, St. Agnes, New Providence, 1996 pr esent Catechist Elizabeth Doreen Porter St. Faith' s, Stanyard Creek, Andros, 1992 present Catechist W ilbur Smith, St. Mary' s, Mars Bay Andros, 1990 present Catechist Idris Reid, St. Mar y The V ir gin, New Pr ovidence, 1938 pr esent Catechist Ana Mae Rolle, All Saints, Mangrove Cay Andr os, 2010 pr esent Catechist Edward Rolle, St. David' s Lisbon Creek, Andros Catechist Adline W ilson, St. Peter s, Bowen Sound, Andros, 1962 pr esent Honour ees from the Northern Bahamas Archdeaconr y led by The V enerable Har r y Bain, included: Catechist Euclid Baillou, Holy Saviour Blackwood, Abaco, 2005 present Catechist Cyril Bernar d Bar r Jr ., St. Mary Magdalene, W est End, Grand Bahama, 1994 present Catechist Frank Hinzey Our Lady & St. Stephen' s, Bimini, 2000 present Catechist Benjamin Alexander Pinder St. Martin' s, Sandy Point, Abaco, 1988 pr esent Catechist V irginia Smith Lightbourne, St. Jude' s, Grand Bahama, 1987 pres ent Catechist Oswald Ethelbert Pinder Church of The Good Shepherd, Pinder s Point, Grand Bahama, 1968 present Catechist George Reckley St. Peter s, Gr een T urtle Cay Abaco Catechist Edward Roberts, St. Nicholas, High Rock, Grand Bahama, 1983 pres ent Catechist Samuel Theophilus Rigby The Pro-Cathedral of Christ The King, Freeport, Grand Bahama, 1989 present Catechist Theophilus Rolle, St. Anne, Crown Haven, Abaco Catechist Annie Russell, St. Simon-bythe-Sea, T r easure Cay Abaco, 2005 pr esent Catechist Aldred Modesta Smith, St. John the Baptist, Marsh Harbour Abaco, 1972 present Catechist Christopher Russell, St. Chad, Fox T own, Abaco, 2005 pr esent Honour ees from the Southern Bahamas /T urks & Caicos Islands Archdeaconr y led by the V enerable Keith Cartwright, were: Catechist Lawrence Adderley St. Mar y Magdalene, Glinton' s, Long Island, 1999 present Catechist Oral George Bowe, St. Paul' s, Clarence T own, Long Island, 2005 pr esent Catechist T ed Bain, St. Christopher s, Rum Cay 1972 present Catechist Kenneth Raymond Car r oll, St. Andrew' s, George T own, Exuma, 2008 pr esent Catechist Lawrence Sheldon Cartwright, St. Theresa' s, Gray' s, Long Island, 1999 pr esent Catechist W endell Cartwright, St. Athanasius, Deadman' s Cay Long Island, 2005 present Catechist Raphael Nathaniel Cartwright, Holy Cross, Hamilton' s, Long Island, June 2011 pr esent Catechist David Daxon, All Saints, Church Gr ove, Crooked Island, June 1st, 2011 present Catechist Holton Larola Dickenson, St. John' s, Salt Cay T urks & Caicos Islands, 1991 present Catechist Edna Fox, St. Joseph' s, Thompson Bay Long Island, 1974 pr esent Catechist W alter Ewing, St. Philip' s, Matthew T own, Inagua, 1982 present Catechist Ashton Garland, St. Thomas' & St. Mar y' s Pr o-Cathedral, Grand T urk, T urks & Caicos Islands, 2009 present Catechist Har r y Harding, St. Andrew' s, Whymms, Long Island, 1954 present Catechist Maxwell McDonald Knowles, St. John' s, Buckley' s, Long Island, 1980 pr esent Catechist Mavis E. Knowles, St. Peter s, Simms, Long Island, 1999 present Catechist T er ecita Luretia Major St. Michael' s, Roses, Long Island, 2005 pr esent Catechist McField Nathaniel Mortimer Holy Family Mortimer s, Long Island, 1944 present Catechist Gabriel Styles, St. Mar y Magdalene, W illiams T own, Inagua, 1964 present Catechist Daniel W allace, Holy Innocents, Ragged Island, January 1, 2011 present Catechist Alice Gray St. Mary The V irgin, Bannerman T own, Eleuthera, 1955 present Catechists hounoured FROM page 21C


The T ribune PG 24 Thursday July 7, 201 1 RELIGION T H E me n of St Ja me s Angl i ca n Chur ch Adel a ide hos te d a m aj or a nnua l fu ndr ai s er i n honour of t he l at e F r Anthony Rober ts Me n fr o m v ar i ous Ang l ica n Chur che s i n the di oces e took par t i n a G ri l li ng compe ti ti on at t he C h u r ch g r ounds i n Oct ober 2 0 1 0 P r oc ee ds fr om t he F r Anthony Rober ts ki ng of t he G ri l l F es t a ss i st ed the chur c h e n v i r onme nt, the Adel ai de c o m m u n i t y the chur ch young m en me ntor i ng pr ogr a ms and a dona ti on wa s m ade to a char i ty i n honor of Fr Rober t s O n Sunday June 26 a t the p a t r onal fe st iv al of St P e ter s P ar i sh i n Bow en Sound Andr o s a donat ion w as al s o ma de to t he bui l ding fund of t he St S t e p h e n s P ar i sh i n F re s h C r e e k A n d r os. The r ecto r F r E than F e r gus on w as tha nkful f or t he ki nd ge s tur e a nd pra i se d the m en for the ir thoug htful ne ss t o w a r ds the r e st ora ti on ef f o r t s of St Stephe ns Pa ri s h. W A R S a n d n a tu r a l d i s a s te r s d om i n a te t h e w o r ld s d a i l y h e a dl i n e s b u t be hi n d t he s c e n e s a n d fa r fr o m th e s p o tl i g h t, h u n g e r a nd p r e v e n t a b le di s e a s e s cl a i m th e l i v e s o f 2 4 0 0 0 o f th e w o r ld s c hi l d r e n e v e r y da y M o r e t ha n 1 b i l li o n pe op l e g o h un g r y e v e r y d a y M o r e t h a n 6 b i l l io n l i v e o n t he p l a n e t On e i n s i x w i ll g o h u ng r y to n i g h t. W h y s o m a n y ? Fo r s o m e f a m il i e s t he o n l y f oo d t h e y h a v e i s w ha te v e r th e y c a n g r ow th e m s e l v e s O ne d r o u g h t o r fl o o d c a n w ip e o u t a y e a r s h a r v e s t. W he n i t d o e s t h e r e s n o s u p e r m a r k e t o r fo o d b a n k t h e y c a n tu r n to O the r s ca n ba r el y a f f o r d foo d de s pite th e ir be s t e f f o r ts. Ei the r wa y hun g er i s a ny th ing bu t y e s ter da y s pr ob le m. For 1 b ill io n pe op le it' s a pr obl e m ri gh t now Bu t w or ld hu ng e r is 1 0 0 pe r ce n t p r e v e n t a b l e a n d t e e n s f r o m G l o b a l V i l l a g e Y o u t h G r o u p ( a m i n i s t r y o f G l o b al V il la g e M e tho di st Ch ur c h ) a r e r e ad y to h e l p O n Ju ly 1 st-2 n d the s e t ee n s jo in ed the e f f o r ts o f h und re d s of tho us an ds o f y ou ng p eo pl e al l o v er th e US who s et as id e the u su al st uff" th at fil ls the ir d a ily l iv e s. I ns te ad th e y d id W o rl d V is ion 's 3 0 H our Fa mi ne be c au se th ey a r e L OV E H UN G R Y whi ch wa s the th e me fo r thi s ye a r By g oin g wi tho ut f ood the y h a d a ta ste of wh a t the wor ld 's po or e st chi ldr e n a n d fa mi li es fa ce e ve r y da y Pr io r to the e v en t a nd im me d ia te ly a fte r w a r d st ude n ts ra is e fun ds w ith th e kn owl e dg e th at e v er y $ 3 0 the y r ai se ca n h e lp fe e d a nd ca re fo r a c h i l d f o r a m o n t h G r o u p s a r e al so e nco ur a ge d to p e r f o r m ha n ds -on se r v i c e p r oj e cts dur i ng the w ee k en d i n o rd e r t o ma k e a dif f e r e nce in th e ir o wn co mm uni t i e s As p ar t of th e Fa mi ne l oca l pa r t i c i pa n ts m ad e 60 + lu nch ba g s th at w er e d r op pe d to lo ca l ch ild re n 's h ome s Fun ds r ai se d by 3 0 H our Fa m ine p a r t i c ip a nts h e lp fe e d a nd ca r e fo r chi ld re n i n co mm uni tie s i n ne e d a r oun d the g lo be t h r ou g h W or ld V is ion A por tio n of the fun ds r ai se d a ss is t fa m ili e s in ne e d i n t he Un ite d Sta te s. Fam in e fun ds co ntr ib ute to W or ld V i si on' s r e sp ons e in a r e as wh er e fa mi ne con fli ct, a nd oth e r cri se s m a ke c h i l d r e n v ul ne ra b le to hu ng e r a nd pr e v en ta ble di se a se S in ce 1 9 9 2 3 0 Ho ur Fa mi ne h as ra is e d clo se to $1 4 0 m il lio n, r e p r e s en tin g co un tle ss liv e s s a ve d W o r l d V ision works in ne arly 1 00 countries, he lp in g a p pr ox im ate l y 1 0 0 mi lli on pe op le e v e r y y e a r If y ou or y ou r b us in es s wo uld li ke to c ont rib ut e to th e loc al f un draisi ng of Gl oba l V i ll ag e Y o uth G ro up, pl e as e con t ac t Ma t t h e w C o l e at g v m c y o u t h @ g m a i l c o m Nassau Students band together to fight hunger save lives L R B A C K R OW : K e vi n Ry an A C M C o u n ci l P re si d e n t D w ay n e Ro b e rt s J am es A CM C r ai g S t u b b s, S t J a m es A C M K e n d r i c k S t u b b s, S e c re ta r y S t J a m es AC M Ju l i u s C o x St J am es A C M L R F IR S T RO W : Co l i n W r i g h t P re s i d e n t S t Ja m e s A CM J am e s F r E t h an F erg u so n Rec to r of S t. P e te r /S t S t e p h e n s, A n d ro s, Re u b e n M c Do n a l d T r e a s u r e r S t Ja m e s A C M L a w re n c e Pr a tt S t Ja m e s AC M The Anglican Church Men of St James Anglican Church Adelaide give back


The T ribune Thursday July 7, 201 1 PG 25 RELIGION 38 yrs, later A S W E c e l e b r a t e a n o t h e r y e a r o f Independence it' s always good to thank God (Y ahweh)for His grace, mer cy and goodness to us as a nation; collectively and individually And then we have to be true to our selves and ask questions like "Where ar e we going? What' s our vision? Are the l e a d e r s w e r e e l e c t i n g q u a l i f i e d a n d capable of our destination? Or is this just an aimless journey that we're on as a nation? As a nation, one of our greatest disad vantages as it relates to our Independence is that we didn' t have to physically fight f o r o u r i n d e p e n d e n c e a s s o m e o t h e r n a t i o n s h a d t o ; t h e r e f o r e B a h a m i a n s place very little value on the entire con cept of Independence. W atch this! It was during one of the B.T .C' s demonstration on Bay Street that I observed a uni formed Police Officer forcefully take a Bahamian flag from one of the demon strators; throw the flag to the ground and walk on it as he tried to push the demon strator to the side of the street. It' s inci dences like that and others that call into question our national pride and wher e are we going as a Nation. Say what you want about Haitians; when it comes to National Pride and the honouring / respect of the Haitian flag, these people have got it together as do the Americans. The problem we have as Bahamians is that when it comes to deal ing with / confronting controversial issues for the betterment / advancement of the B a h a m a s ; w e v e b e e n m e t h o d i c a l l y trained to foolishly pray about the situa tion / issues and God will take care of them for us. O F o o l i s h B a h a m i a n s w h o h a t h bewitched you? 38 years later who real ly c a re s ab o u t t he w e l l b ei n g of t h e Bahamian people? Is it the politicians, the r eligious leaders, the civic leaders, who really cares? From 1973, to 2011, our political and religious leaders, and other influential voices of our community and government are still making excuses for the pr ehistoric, ancient, outdated systems t h a t r u n / c o n t r o l e v e r y t h i n g i n t h e Bahamas. I n t h i s t e c h n o l o g y d r i v e n a g e t h e Bahamian people have seen governments come and go (PLP and FNM), yet ther e are very few positive changes that we as a nation can collectively raise our voices to and be proud of. Some of our family islands are in the very same condition ( i n f r a s t r uct ur ally) a s they we re before and since 1973. W ith all of the technological break throughs and discoveries taking place in this day and time, it' s most disappointing to see and know that the generation of tomor r ow is not being given a fair chance to compete with the global world; due to t o d a y s p r e s en t l e ad e r s f a i l u r e t o se e beyond their self interest. Gone ar e the days of Statesmen in the Bahamas; for even the celebration of our (so-called Independence) has very little n a t i o n a l i m p l i c a t i o n t o d a y T h e Independence celebration is mor e of a political football than that of a national event / celebration. July 10,1973, was suc h a p ro ud d ay i n th e B aham as; I r emember ed seeing my mother cry tears of joy as the Union Jack flag was lowered and our Bahamian flag was hoisted; ther e was such a great spirit of pride flowing throughout the length and breadth of the Bahamas. Thir ty-eight years later what has hap pened to us? Where has that pride gone? W h e r e i s t h e s p i r i t o f t h e U p w a r d Onward and Forward T ogether? From Ju ly 10,1 973, to t h e p res ent dat e t he building of the Bahamas could have been (or should have been) somewhat likened to a 4x4 relay race; whereby after each g e n e r a l e l e c t i o n a n d g o v e r n m e n t changes; the incoming government takes the baton from the outgoing government and runs an even stronger / more produc tive race in developing the Bahamas. Unfortunately this is not the case as the country is no longer led by statesmen, but rather by politicians whose primary con c e r n i s t o g e t r e e l e c t e d T h e o n c e Honourable House of Assembly is now just a house where elected clowns / jesters gathers /sit to tear down one another and to enact laws with great financial kick backs in their direction; all may not be guilty of the same but their silence gives consent. That pride of July 10,1973, can ver y easily be resur r ected if our leaders would p ut t h ei r p e rs o n al a ge nd a s as i de a n d begin to think and operate as statesmen / stateswomen What was our for e father s true intent and purpose for the Bahamas being an independent / sover eign nation? What did Clarence Bain, Sir Alvin Brennen, Sir Kendal Isaac, Sir Cecil W allace Whtfield, Sir Milo Butler and Sir L ynden Pindling envisioned for the Bahamas? As a proud Bahamian, I would want to believe that with all that led up to July 10, 1973, a vision for the Bahamas was writ t en. He r e s w hat Y a hw eh sai d t o t he pr ophet Habkkuk: (Hab.2:2. W rite the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.) And then here' s one of the most quoted scrip tures of today: (Pr ov .29: 18. Where ther e is no vision, the people perish) Now here' s what Proverbs.29:18. doesn' t say "Wher e there is no vision, the leaders perish" I don' t car e for the country' s politics but the facts are the facts; "People ar e perish ing for there is no vision." For questions and comments contact us via or or Ph.242-441-2021 or 3 Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int'l P AST OR MA TTHEW ALLEN


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The T ribune Thursday July 7, 201 1 PG 27 RELIGION T H E E X C I T E M E N T o f t h e r e c e n t P a t r o n a l F e s t i v a l o f S t P e t e r' s S i m m s w i l l l i n g er i n t h e h ea r t s a n d m i n d s o f m a n y o f i t s m e m b e r s I t a l s o s i g n i f i es t h e s t a r t o f V a c a t i o n B i b l e S c h o o l W e e k t h a t w i l l b e h e l d i n t h e P a r i s h o f S t P e t e r s a t t h e G l i n t o n s P r i m a r y S c h o o l i n N o r t h L o n g I s l a n d F r C h e s t er B u r t o n a l o n g w i t h a c ad r e o f m em b er s w o r k e d f ev e r i s h l y o n S t P e t e r s d u r i n g t h e c o u r s e o f t h e w e e k s o t h a t e d i f i c e w o u l d l o o k i m m a c u l a t e w h e n t h e i r c o m p a n i o n p a r i s h o f S t M a t t h e w s o n S h i r l e y S t r e e t v i s i t s t o as s i s t w i t h V ac a t i o n B i b l e S c h o o l T h e c o n n ec t i o n b e t w e en S t M a t t h e w s a n d S t P et e r s i n S i m m s s p a n s m a n y d ec ad es h a vi n g b e g u n u n d e r t h e r e c t o r s h i p o f A r c h d e a c o n J a m e s P a l a c i o u s w h o i s p r e s e n t l y w o r k i n g i n t h e D i o c e s a n O f f i c e w i t h r e s p o n s i b i l i t y f o r a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f t h e A n g l i c a n D i o c e s e S o a f t e r s o m e 2 5 y ea r s t h e m a r r i a g e i s s t r o n g a n d v i r a l A s s i s t a n t C u r a t e F r D o n H a y n e s w i t h r es p o n s i b i l i t y f o r y o u t h i n t h e p a r i s h o f S t M a t t h e w s a c c o m p a n i e d b y a s m a l l g r o u p o f V a c at i o n B i b l e S c h o o l w o r k er s a r r i ve d a t t h e S t e l l a M a r i s I n t er n a t i o n a l A i r p o r t i n N o r t h L o n g I s l a n d o n S u n d a y a f t e r n o o n T h ey w e r e b u s e d t o t h e S t P et e r s R e c t o r y i n S i m m s w h i c h i s n e s t l e d b e t w e e n t h e I s l a n d s A d m i n i s t r at i v e O f f i c e C o m p l ex a n d S t P e t e r s C h u r c h O n S u n d a y J u l y 3 a t 4 p m i n t h e a f t e r n o o n t h e f a m i l y o f S t P e t e r' s P a r i s h c a m e t o g e t h e r w i t h m e m b e r s o f S t P a u l s A n g l i c an P a r i s h i n S o u t h L o n g I s l a n d am i d s t t h e p o m p a n d p a ge a n t r y o f t h i s g r e a t f e s t i va l d a y F r D o n H a yn es a f f ec t i o n at e l y k n o w n a s F r D o u b l e D D c o n d u c t ed t h e o p en i n g p r a y e r s a t t h e r e a r o f S t P e t e r s C h u r c h M a v i s K n o w l e s C a t e c h i s t f o r S t P e t e r s an n o u n c e d t h e f i r s t h y m n H o w b r i g h t t h e s e G l o r i o u s S p i r i t s s h i n e a l t a r s e r v e r s l ay r e ad er s v a r i o u s C a t e c h i s t w h o w e r e h o n o u r e d l a s t S u n d a y e v e n i n g a t C h r i s t C h u r c h C a t h e d r a l w o r n t h e i r n e w s t o l e s an d t h e y f o l l o w e d b y t h e p r i e s t s F r s A r c h e r B u r t o n a n d H a yn es Th e O l d T e st a m en t Le ss o n ( E z ek i el 34 v er se s 11 t o 1 6) wa s d o n e b y No l an S y m o n e t t e t w e l f t h g r a d e s t u d e n t a t Qu e en s C o ll e ge an d y ou n g m em b er o f S t M a t t h e w s P a r i s h N e w l y e l e c t e d A n g l i c a n C h u r c h W o m a n ( A C W ) P r e si d en t G ra c e De al o f S t P et e r' s l ed P s al m 87 an d A m er o l Ri t c h i e w i f e o f S t P a u l s ad e pt o r gan i s t an d c h o i r d i r e c t o r re ad t h e se co n d le ss o n f r o m 2 T i m o t h y c h ap t er 4 v er se s 1 t o 8. 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THETRIBUNE SECTIONETHURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 INSIDE TRAK T T U U R R N N T T O O 3 3 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 3 3 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . . . HEPPLE SIGNS WITH TOP EUROPEAN SOCCER CLUB RED CROSS SET TO HOST 3RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNEY IN LYFORD CAY TOPSEEDED ISNER INTO QUARTERFINALS LeBRON INCREASING INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION SWEDEN BEATS US TO A VOID BRAZIL IN THE QUAR TERS MICKELSON TO CHANGE APPROACH A T BRITISH OPEN CA VENDISH WINS CRASHMARRED 5TH TOUR ST AGE T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 6 6 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 6 6 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 7 7 E E . . . By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter D a y three of the final Pan American G ames Boxing qual i fier produced mixed results for the B ahamas as just one of the two remaining fighters were able to advance. Valentino Knowles landed into the semifinals of the American Boxi ng Confederation Championships third and final qualifiers, while Carl H ield fought valiantly but fell in a c losely contested bout. Knowles advanced in the junior welterweight category with a 7:4 win over Nathan Robert Ridings of El S alvador. W ith the win, he earned a spot in the 16th Pan American Games, w hich is scheduled for October in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. If he g oes on to win the gold medal at the event, he could receive a bye in the o pening round of the Pan Am Games. I n one of the highest scoring m atches of the preliminary round, Knowles outboxed Daniel Munoz of Chile to a 17:12 win in the 64kg category to advance. He became the f irst Bahamian to qualify for the Pan Am Games since Taureano 'Reno' J ohnson did so in 2007 when he s ecured a gold medal in the third round. The 2011 Pan Am Games will be c ontested October 14-30 in Guadalaj ara, Mexico, and will showcase w omen's boxing for the first time in the event's history. The three Olympic women's w eight classes flyweight (112lbs lightweight (132lbs d leweight (165lbs t ured. Hield was unable to keep pace when he fell in the quarterfinals of the welterweight class to Luis Mirand a of Peru, 3:2. In the preliminary round, Hield d ominated local favour Lesvy Maur e of Panama with a 12:4 win on points. Godfrey Strachan, the third memb er of Team Bahamas, was unable t o advance out of the preliminary r ound when he fell to Enrique Collazo of Puerto Rico 12:6. Valentino into semis, earns spot in 16th Pan Am Games Carl Hield loses closely contested bout C ARL HIELD V KNOWLES By RENALDO DORSETT S ports Reporter LED by Shaunae Miller, the r eigning world junior champion in the womens 400 metres, Team Bahamas got off to a strong start int he preliminary rounds of several e vents in the IAAF World Youth Championships yesterday. W ith a squad of 15 members, the Bahamas is targeting its best-ever showing at the meet in Lille, France. In heat two of her signature event, M iller easily dominated the field to take first place in a time of 53.49 seconds. Brigitte Ntiamoah of France was second in 57.06s while Anna Par fenova of Russia was third in 57.07s. In the mens 400m, Andre Wells o f Grand Bahama continues to excel following his upset of Carifta cham pion OJay Ferguson at the BTC Jr & Sr Track and Field Champi o nships. Wells finished second in the final heat of the event in 47.87s behind Alex Boyce of Great Britain who set a new personal best in 47.82s. He will run in the first of three semifinals out of lane three. His time of 46.63s at the BAAA World Youth Trials ranks him seventh in the world. In the century sprints, three of the Bahamas four competitors made it through to the semifinal round. D elano Davis ran to a first place finish in heat four in 10.95s, just edging out Bradley Britz of South Africa who finished in 10.96s. I n heat three, Tommey Outten finished second in 11.00s to advance. Davis will run in lane five in the f irst of three semifinals, while Outten will run in lane one of semifinal number three. I n the womens 100m, Devynne C harlton finished second in heat six in 12.03s to advance. Gregaria Higgs did not fare as w ell when her fourth place finish in heat seven in 12.26s left her on the outside looking in. C harlton will compete in heat one in lane three with the fast qualifier of the event thus far Christania Williams of Jamaica. M iddle distance runners also took to the track on day one for the Bahamas in the mens 800m. However, both failed to advance. In heat one, Ashley Riley finished seventh in 1:57.40s while in heat four, Andre Colebrook also finisheds eventh in a much faster heat in 1:55.38s. In the six previous editions of this event, the Bahamas has won only one medal a bronze in the 200m by Grand Bahamas Nivea Smith in Ostrava, Czech Republic, in 2007. Shaunae leads Team Bahamas strong start FIRST PLACE: Shaunae Miller easily dominated the field in the 400m to take first place in a time of 53.49 seconds. By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter THE nations biggest and longest running summer basketball camp is underway at the Bahamas Academy of Seventh-Day Adventists cam pus. The 24th Annual Jeff Rodgers Summer Basketball Club will run for a total of five weeks. Its geared towards boys and girls between the ages of five and 19 and will focus on good character building, maintaining a positive attitude and build ing productive citizens through basketball. "This year, there will be a number of professional basketball players from the NBA, spearheaded by Cleveland Cavaliers' coach Byron Scott and former NBA player Tyrone 'Muggsy' Bouges," says organiser Jeff Rodgers. "A number of high school and college coaches from the United States will be present along with local trained and skilled instructors, namely Charlene Smith and Harri son Moxey, arguably the finest in the country," he added. Yesterday at the camp, members of corporate Bahamas made spon sorship presentations to camp members. Chris Mortimer, CEO of Galleria Cinemas, sponsored three young men with their membership fees to the camp, as did Asue Draw, repre sented my marketing director Levin Wilson. On Wednesday, July 27, there will be a fun night where the campers will be able to showcase their skills learnt from the camp. Parents, along with the general public, are invited to watch an exhi bition game with the trained instruc tors and the guest NBA stars. Giving more young people an opportunity to participate, the camp will also be held in North Abaco, North Andros, North Eleuthera and Exuma this summer. A number of companies are sup porting the camp through their sponsorship. They include the Bahamas Conference of SeventhDay Adventists, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Baha Mar, J S Johnson Insurance, Family Guardian, Royal Bank of Canada, Bahamas Fast Ferries, Scotiabank, Vitamalt, Robin Hood, Echo and ZNS. The camp hours are 9am to 1pm and will run Mondays to Fridays. Each camper will receive a pair of shorts, a T-shirt and basketball. Basketball campers delight in 24th year LEVIN WILSON director of marketing and public relations at Asue Draw, is thanked by Jeff Rodgers for his support in the Jeff Rodgers basketball camp. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGES 2 & 8E F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f NBA players expected to take par t in exhibition


SPORTS PAGE 2E, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS C RAIG MORTIMER ( second from left) chief executive officer of Galleria Cinemas, is thanked by Jeff Rodgers ( second from right) f or his support in this years Jeff Rodgers basketball camp the nations biggest and longest-running summer camp on the Bahamas Academy of Seventh-Day Adventists campus. T he 24th edition of the camp will run for five weeks and is geared towards boys and girls between the ages o f five and 19. The camp focuses on good character building, maintaining a positive attitude and building productive citizens through basketball. Some of the young participants look on. 24th Annual Jeff Rodgers Summer Basketball Club Building productive citizens P h o t o s b y F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f


ON COURSE: The Bahamas Red Cross Society is scheduled to host its third annual golf tournament at Lyford Cay Golf Course Friday. By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter FOR the third consecutive year, the local governing body for golf in the Bahamas will partner with one of the countrys most wellknown humanitarian movements for a worthy cause. The Bahamas Red Cross Society is scheduled to host its third annual golf tournament, sanctioned by the Bahamas Golf Federation, at the Lyford Cay Golf Course on July 8 (Friday The format of the tournament is a twoperson scramble event with a variety of prizes offered for top achievements over the course of the day-long event which begins with an 8:30am shotgun start. There is a registration fee of $200 per player. First place will net a round-trip ticket to Las Vegas, second place a round trip ticket to Freeport and third place to Treasure Cay. There will also be awards given to the straightest dri ve on hole, longest drive, closest to pin hole on Par 3s and most honest golfer while the first hole in one on the 17th hole will receive a new car. Ef fort Brendon Watson, president of the Bahamas Red Cross, said he anticipates this years fundraising effort to exceed recent years. We had full participation and we will do so again this year. The first year, we netted $14,000, the second year we netted $20, 000, and we are hoping to do even bet ter this year, he said. But we need the support of the public to do that, added Watson. Over 70 players are expected to participate in this years event. The money from the golf tournament will aide our ongoing programmes like Meals on Wheels, food sup port for individuals in Nassau and the Family Islands, CPR training, Readiness to Respond, First Aid Peer Training and others, he said. The golf tournament goes along with the Ball, The Fair, the Car Raffle, the Christmas Card and all the other programmes that go towards fundraising to assist the com munity. Platinum sponsorship for the event is $3,000 (four players), Gold Corporate is $2,500 (three players Corporate is $2,000 (two players), Bronze Corporate is $1,500 (one player Teabox is $500. By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter SUCCESS on the national leve l for one of the Bahamas leadi ng soccer stars has coincided with his professional career reaching another milestone. Cameron Hepple recently had his rights sold to a top-class Europ ean club KF Tirana in the A lbanian Superliga. A s Tirana has qualified for UEFAs Europa League, Hepple will immediately have an opportunity to play against some of the most well-known clubs in Europef ollowing the current round of qualifying for the Bahamas. Tirana is the most successful A lbanian football club, earning 46 major trophies in the country and is a branch of Multiple SportK lub of Tirana (Football Mens KF Tirana is the most popular football club in the country with ac onsiderable number of supporte rs. P rior to the sale, Hepple has been a member of the Kitsap P umas of the USL Premier Development League since April 2010. What makes this equally i mportant is that this is a purely cash sale a rare occurrence for an American club, said Ben Pecora, executive director of the Kitsap Soccer Club. We wish this young man all t he best as he has been a key contributor to our success in our very brief history. Hepple competed at the collegiate level for Bowling Green State University. He was featured i n trials for the Southampton and W olverhampton Wanderers in the English football league but eventually signed play for Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League in 2009. Hepple has had several nation a l team appearances for the Bahamas, dating back to his days a s an under-17 and under-23 player. At 15, he made his senior debut in a World Cup qualification match against Dominica in March, 2004. H is national career thus far includes 12 caps, six in World Cup qualification games. Hepple is currently at home as a member of the mens national team preparing for the second g ame in a home-away series with t he Turks and Caicos Islands. Hepple scored on a penalty in the teams 4-0 rout of the Turksi n Providenciales last weekend. Game two is slated to take place at the Roscow Davies soc-c er field 4pm July 9. TRIBUNE SPORTS THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011, PAGE 3E S PORTS D D A A R R L L I I N N G G F F A A M M I I L L Y Y D D A A Y Y B AHAMIAN professional football player Devard Darling was in town recently to finalize plans for the "Darling Family Day" a one-day fundraiser with activities for the entire family. The family fun day event is scheduled to take place at D W Davis Jr High on Saturday (July 16 Activities include a flagfootball tournament, a steakout and party boat cruise. The day begins from 10am and runs until 4pm for the steakout and flag-football tournament. The party boat leaves Potters Cay Dock at 9pm. C C Y Y C C L L I I N N G G J J E E F F F F B B U U R R N N S S I I D D E E C C L L A A S S S S I I C C THE Baptist Sports Council will honour another outstanding athlete with the 2011 Deacon Jeffery Burnside Cycling Classic on Saturday. The event is set for 10am at the National Cyling Track, Baillou Hills Sporting Comp lex. It will feature competit ion in the five-and-under, 10a nd-under, 15-and-under, 19and-under, open and masters mens and womens divisions. Interested churches and individuals are advised that the registration for the event will begin 9am at the Cycling Track. The event will be organised by Bertram 'Turbo' Musgrove, president of the N ew Providence Cycling Association. Trophies and medals will be presented to the various winners. Burnside is a member of the St Pauls Baptist Church, Fox Hill, where he presently serves as a deacon. He is a member of the Burnside clan that in the past was a household name on the local cycling scene. SPORTS IN BRIEF Hepple signs with topclass European club e wish this young man all t he best as he h as been a key contributor to our success in our very brief history. Ben Pecora SHINING STAR: Cameron Hepple has signed with KF Tirana in the Albanian Superliga. Red Cr oss Society set to host 3r d annual golf tour ney in Lyford Cay


SPORTS PAGE 8E, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS P h o t o s b y F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f 24th Annual Jeff Rodgers Summer Basketball Club Maintaining a positive attitude BACK TO BASICS: Aspiring basketball players take part in the Jeff Rodgers basketball camp the nations biggest and longest-running sum mer camp on the Bahamas Academy of Seventh-Day Adventists campus. T he 24th edition of the camp will run for five weeks and is geared towards boys and girls between the ages of five and 19.

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