STRAW VENDORS RECEIVE COUNTERFEIT GOODS WARNING N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Shopkeeper shot in mouth Volume: 107 No.187SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER PARTLY SUNNY HIGH 91F LOW 80F Father and son hurt in armedr ob bery TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM PETOFTHEWEEK R R A A F F F F L L E E S S , A A H H I I T T W W I I T T H H C C H H I I L L D D R R E E N N DONALDALBENAS TRIBUTE A A N N E E X X T T R R A A O O R R D D I I N N A A R R Y Y J J O O U U R R N N E E Y Y Owing to the Independence holiday the next Tribune will appear on Tues day, July 12. HOLIDAY REMINDER SEE PAGETWO S TOP T HE FAKES: C ounterfeit goods are still on display at the Straw Market as warnings come from Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham that possession of the goods will be illegal. Photo:Tim Clarke /Tribune staff By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter t email@example.com PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham has warned straw v endors to abandon the trade of counterfeit goods as the Government moves to crack down on the import and sale of the prohibited items. Under the Customs Management Bill, which was p assed in the House of Assembly yesterday, Customs officers will soon have the power to confiscate suspected counterfeit or knock-off goods at the country's R ESIDENTS yesterday relived the horrific moments when a shopkeeper and his son were shot in an armed r obbery. Lewis Ramsey, 64, was on duty in Ramseys Snack Shop on Croton Street, Pinewood Gardens, when two men, each wearing sunglasses and dark hooded sweatshirts, burst in and threatened him with a handgun. They grabbed the chain on the shopkeepers neck, demanded cash and then shot him in his mouth and torso. As his son Lamon, 33, went to his fathers aid, one of the robbers turned and shot him in the groin before running off. Police and Emergency Medical Services arrived soon after the shooting at around 10.30pm on Thursday. Both men were taken to hospital where they remained last night, the father in critical condition, while his son was stable. The wife of Mr Ramsey and mother of their son, Lamon, was too traumatised to speak yesterday. However, a mother who lives in Pinewood Gardens with her young children said she heard the three shots fired and witnessed the bloody aftermath. They shot him in the mouth because they were trying to get his chain, and get the money from the till, it looked like he was fighting T OPOFTHEWORLD: SHAUN AE MILLER SEE PAGESEVEN By SANCHESKA BROWN THERE will be no more blackouts for New Providence residents, promised BEC Chairman Michael Moss, who said the com pany has successfully brought all its failing generators back online. After weeks of tripping generators, resulting in power outages across the island, Mr Moss said the three units that caused the power outages are now up and running. SEE page 12 BEC CHAIRMAN: NO MORE NEW PROVIDENCE BLACKOUTS SEE page 12 SEE page 12 INDEPENDEN CE DAYMESSAGES THERE will be temporary road closures on East Street south and Baillou Hill Road south as work continues on the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project, the Ministry of Public Works advised. Traffic will be temporarily diverted on East Street South today as work crews install a drainage well at the intersection of East Street South, Bamboo Boulevard and Zion Boule vard. Motorists are asked to follow the posted diversion signs. Road works also continue on the verge between Soldier Road and the Town Centre Mall roundabout. Traffic has TEMPORAR Y ROAD CLOSURES SEE page 12 PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday wished all Bahamians a happy and safe independence weekend. In a statement issued yester day, Mr Ingraham said: During the past 38 years we have evolved from a small colony on the periphery of the British Empire into a vibrant democracy and international business centre, proud of our social and political stability and determined to broaden economic Our evolution into a vibrant democracy W e wish Bahamas happy independence US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has congratulated the Bahamas on the 38th anniver sary of its independence. In a statement issued yester day, Secretary Clinton wished the country happy indepen dence on behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States. Said Mrs Clinton: This is an opportunity to reflect on the Bahamas proud history and rich cultural heritage. It also THE PRIMEMINISTER HILLARYCLINTON SEE page 11 SEE page 11 THE PM CLINTON MICHAEL MOSS Photo by Kermit Taylor/Bahamas Track PROUD TOBEBAHAMIAN: Shaunae Miller wraps herself in the Bahamian flag, making every Bahamian extra proud during the Independence Day celebrations. By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org FROM the IAAF World Junior Championship womens 400 metres champion a year ago to the IAAF World Youth Championship womens 400 metres champion this year. Shaunae Miller has done it again. SEE page 12
By LAMECH JOHNSON RAFFLES, The Tribunes pet of the week, doesnt live u p to the reputation of her species. G regory Lightbourne of t he BHS adoptions department said that instead of b eing stubborn and tough, Raffles is actually very sweet and submissive. Shes basically the centre of attention here at the society, he said. Shes highly intelligent and unlike any other donkey Ive come in contact with and she really loves thek ids, he said. Shes passive when we come to check up on her and g ets along well with all the other animals, mostly. The only time she brays is when someone forgets to feed her after a while and she spots you feeding the other a nimals. But she loves to eat her fruits and vegetables (carrots and apples) and shes really nice. Donkeys have a lifespan of 30 to 50 years. No one knows h er real age, but Raffles has lived at the society for more t han 15 years after being gifted to the BHS by Inagua residents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affles, the donkey that loves children FREEPORT As the Downtown Turnaround Project (DTP Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited nears completion work crews have started transforming Churchill Square into the beautiful area it once was. For nearly four decades, Churchill Square a business hub in the downtown Freeport area remained untouched with its luster dying and allure fading year after year. However, its fame is slowly being resuscitated as is the memory of whom it was first built to pay homage. The name Churchill is synonymous with strength, nobility, charisma and gallantry, predominantly because of its most popular bearer, Sir Winston Churchill, who was a British aristocrat, politician, historian and war hero. Although a bust of Sir Winston currently has a place in the square, passersby rarely notice that it even exists. However, that is about to change, said Nakira Wilchcombe, GBPA's acting DTP chairperson and environmental manager. One of the key features that we are going to do with this area is to put that bust in a more prominent location so that people can understand the history behind the area and who Sir Winston Churchill was and why the area was named Churchill Square, she said, adding that this information will be displayed under the bust. The DTP began two years ago to change the face of downtown Freeport which had been suffering aesthetically and economically for a very long time. The project entailed the renovation and in some cases the reconstruction of the area known as Block E to increase the level of commerce, aesthetics and security of the downtown area. GBPA president Ian Rolle expressed his pleasure regarding the upgrades. The overall aim of the Downtown Project was to make the citys centre more appealing and user-friendly and this weve done, he said. Downtowns facelift has resulted in a commercial boom. More residents and even tourists are frequenting the area. There is a renewed sense of pride amongst business owners, with new businesses opening on a regular basis. We wanted to make it a more appealing and user-friendly environment, said Ms Wilchcombe. Were now in the Churchill Square zone and were seeking to make this into a pedestrian zone so that persons, families and visitors can come and sit back, and relax and be in an atmosphere where it is a real urban park environment. She explained that part of the project includes the reconstruction of Petticoat Lane, and the addition of greenery to create a wide open space area. Renovations to Churchill Square began in June 2011 and its completion date is set for the second week in August. We want to emphasise that businesses are open during this construction period and were trying to minimise, as much as possible, any inconveniences to those busi nesses. So, the sidewalks are available for persons to use safely to access those businesses and we really, really wish to encourage persons to come out and patronise those businesses and not to be deterred from the area as a result of the construction, Ms Wilchcombe said. She also encouraged patrons not to vandalise the area and to keep its environment clean. We want people to really show respect for what weve done and so we discourage any acts of vandalism, dumping, littering and just for us to act responsibly because when projects and capital projects are done in the city, it is for the city and for the people, the residents and visitors to enjoy. A huge financial and technical effort has been thrust into this project, and so we want people to make use of it in a very careful and conscientious manner. However, she said that one of the key aspects of the Downtown Turnaround Project is to see increased commerce in the area and to make success stories out of the downtown businesses. Tourists to the island have also been patronising the area more, she added. That is certainly one of our aims, to get persons into the area: those who live here and those who are visiting here. Were in discussions with the Ministry of Tourism and with tour operators to advise them that downtown is now open for all business. Persons, when they travel, always want to see the islands downtown and so that is a natural draw factor. So, we certainly want to make a more presentable and safe environment for them to enjoy, Ms Wilchcombe said. T HECENTREOFATTENTION: R affles, who loves her fruit and vegetables. PETTICOAT Lane transformation As part of the Downtown Turnaround Project workers have moved into the area of Churchill Square to create a beautified pedestrian-o nly zone for downtown patrons.
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011, PAGE 3 By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com THE owner of a sinking frieghter spilling oil into Nassau Harbour has failed to move his boat from the Pioneer Shipping Dock yesterday after being ordered to do so by Port Controller Patrick McNeil. Commander McNeil tracked down Captain Fred Dobbin after a concerned citizen photographed the motorised landing craft docked at the end of Elizabeth Avenue, off Bay Street, and called The Tribune to report on what he perceived to be an environmental disaster. Conscientious sailor Brent Burrows II, 17, said the boat started sinking on Saturday afternoon and when he photographed it on Sunday he said the fuel was clearly visible and the fumes were overwhelming. This is a perfect example of the lack of care given to many seagoing vessels by their owners and captains, and to the lack of responsibility from those who should deal with such an event, he said. Earlston McPhee, director of sustainable tourism and chairman of the National Coastal Awareness Committee (NCAC the diesel from Prince George Wharf and cruise ship port around 300 yards from the sinking ship. He estimated oil or diesel would have spilled from the freighters two prop engines and dissipated into the harbour throughout the weekend while the Port Controller remainedu naware until alerted by T he Tribune on Monday Boat owner Fred Dobbin disputed the allegation as he said the two 110 gallon diesel tanks on board remain above water. Not a drop of oil did go into Nassau harbour at all, Captain Dobbin said. Because there was no oil and no diesel up front. He said he had arranged for a crane to lift the freighter out of the water yesterday afternoon, then refused to answer any further questions. Commander McNeil said Captain Dobbin had promised to move the boat on Wednesday, and on Thursday he told The Tribune he would move it later that day. But yesterday afternoon, the boat was still there. I went out there today and nothing has been done, said Commander McNeil. Its not acceptable, a mans word is his honour and I dont have time for him to be feeding me fairytales. He is responsible for his i nvestment, and moving this vessel should not be paid for from the peoples purse. Why should I beg the government for money when it could be used for health, or education, or fighting crime? My budget doesnt pay for every sinking vessel the owner wont clean up. Commander McNeil is currently focused on cleaning up Nassau Harbour and has called on owners of the anchored, abandoned and submerged boats in the restricted area around Potters Cay dock to move them or have them move and pay the costs. Mr McPhee and the NCAC has already overseen the removal of 18 sunken boats and bulky waste from Nassau harbour. From a tourism perspective its important for us because the marine environment is a critical aspect of our tourism product, Mr McPhee said. If everybody turned a blind e ye, we would find ourselves in a very uncomfortable position. Owner of sinking freighter fails to move his boat T HE Royal Bahamas Police Force has asked residents to be extremely care-ful this holiday weekend. "Police would like to encourage residents that are planning activities whethera t home, at the beach or at o ther public areas to be extremely vigilant. Pay close attention to your surroundings and be alert to suspicious people, activities and vehicles. Keep a watchful eye on c hildren swimming in pools or at the beach and know their whereabouts at all times," said press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings. P olice also warned motorists not to drink and d rive. "If you decide to drink, kindly ensure that there is ad esignated driver. Drive within the speed limit, watch out for blind spots and be extremely careful when overtaking. Mariners should check weather forecasts before set-t ing sail, Sgt Skippings added. "Boaters check with the meteorological depart-m ent for weather forecast and follow all advisories given. Please do not bring yourb oats or jet skis to the shorel ine where persons are swimming and always carry your cell phones with you," s he said. A MAGISTRATE yesterday ordered the forfeiture of nearly $20,000 which was seized as three women attempted to leave the country for the United States last week. The three women two Chinese and one Bahamian were arraigned in Magistrates Court on Thursday, charged with failing to declare a total of $17,538 in US and Bahamian currency. Miaozhu Ma, 62, of Carmichael Road; Yanli Ma Wong, 34, also of Carmichael Road; and Johnauy Farrington, 21, of Turtle Drive, were arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane. The three were also charged with making a false declaration. It was alleged that they failed to declare that they were carrying $17,485 in US currency and $53 in Bahamian currency. Yanli Ma, who pleaded guilty to the charges, was convicted of the offence yesterday and reprimanded by the magistrate. The charges were withdrawn against Miaozhu Ma and Farrington, who pleaded not guilty to the charges. MAGISTRATE ORDERS NEARLY $20,000 TO BE FORFEITED THE United States Embassy in Nassau will be closed on Monday, July 11 in observance of the Bahamas Independence Day holiday. The Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday at 8am. police SAFETY TIP BE CAREFUL OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND US EMBASSY CLOSED ON MONDAY FOR HOLIDAY S PILLINGOIL: T he freighter remains at the Pioneer Shipping Dock. COURTNEWS
S hantytowns and squalor h ave grown and there seem to be no relief in sight. Anyone could bring some used l umber and nails and shazz am, there is a shack where s everal families will occupy. T here is no running water, n o rest room facilities, no l egal electricity, no rent being p aid and no government tax t o collect. All of this slackn ess still exists today, espec ially after it was allowed to h appen for decades. T he blatant slackness will n ot go away. There seems to be no one with the courage to address it. They are litera lly frightened to death to a ddress it, otherwise put up or shut up. This nasty environment has been encour-a ged. Say it isnt so. O n another note, when are w e going to make nasty people pay a heavy fine? Too many people like garbage. There are too many Bahamians who are comfortable with filth. Just check certain neighb ourhoods, garbage is everyw here. D erelict vehicles are prevalent in only over the hill communities. Why are we so nasty? W e let others from far away lands bring their nastiness here. W hen you pass through c ertain streets with garbage everywhere, large groups of people sitting on walls idlya nd have no desire to work. Grown men and women assembled like a "pack ofw olves" with no desire to be b etter. There must be a conn ection between nastiness and crime P eople are so comfortable in the filth they live in. Some l ive in homes where four or m ore have jobs, but none seem to see the need to clean up their environment. Even though everyone is not guilty of this, the inner c ity is like how it is because all of the nasty people assemble together. They love it! Many decided to stay in the f ilthiest houses, yards, street a nd communities; most of them could do better, but wont. T hese same people are quick to blame anyone. I object to government going through these communities to clean it up. Force the occupants of the properties or the landlords to clean it up or hit them with a h eavy fine or imprisonment or both for being too darnn asty. I VOINE INGRAHAM Nassau, July 5, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, JULY 9, 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 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm Is nastiness against law? LETTERS l firstname.lastname@example.org Flat jobs data signal weak recovery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is hereby given that ISLAND DELVA, of GODET AVE. off, CARMICHAELRd., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 9th dayof July,2011to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.NOTICE 0$8'/$,13,(55(RI%$/ $6287+%($&+3%2;1$66$8 %$+$0$6 %5(1'$$1(6725RI <$0$&5$+,//52$'3%2;1$66$8 %$+$0$6 EDITOR, The Tribune. With Independence Day being observed on Monday, July 11, 2011 Bay Street stores are not allowed to open by order of The Cabinet Office. Our questions is why do many stores downtown, particularly the f oreign owned jewellery stores, and many of the T-shirt and souvenir stores continue to ignore the restriction and open without gove rnment censure? The same applies to Atlantis retailers, all open. Or is that a foreign territory? On Monday, July 4, 2011 there were no ships in port. On Mon day, July 11, 2011 Independence Day with restrictions on retailers on Bay Street opening, there will be three ships in port. Given the current economy most retailers need to be open when there is a chance for sales. These archaic rules need to be revised and if not revised the restriction should apply to everyone and should be upheld. Why the double standard? H WHITE The Linen Shop, Bay Street, July 7, 2011. EDITOR, The Tribune. Minister Earl Deveaux s aid last night that no further power cuts should bee xpected. How he fix his mouth to say that? Y esterday and last night alone we experienced m ultiple power outages in the Village Road area. The public utilities and services appear to be crumbling around us. W hen you turn on your t aps you get rust instead of w ater, garbage collection in our area remains sporadic, and I'm being gener ous in using that term as for the last couple of m onths, and on numerous occasions, I have been reduced to transporting g arbage to a public dump ster using my own vehicle. More recently as many as three weeks will have passed between collec tions, more than a weekh as elapsed as I write. Those in charge need to shape up or ship out. As Winston Churchill once remarked: They're not fit to run a whelk stand. IAN MABON Nassau, July 8, 2011. SHAPE UP, OR SHIP OUT EDITOR, The Tribune Re: Bran: God is guiding DNA The Tribune, 01 July, 2011 FEW things are more frightening or more dangerous than a smug politician who suggests hes a hand-picked instrument from God. Once they begin to babble like that, the most sensible thing we can do is to run as fast and as far as we can. KEN W KNOWLES, MD Nassau, July 3, 2011. THE D ANGER OF B ABBLING POLITICIANS WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD OVER HOLIDAY CLOSURE RESTRICTIONS? WASHINGTON The job market is defying history. A dismal June employment report shows that employers are adding nowhere near as many jobs as they normally do this long after a recession has ended. Unemployment has climbed for three straight months and is now at 9.2 per cent. There's no precedent, in data going back to 1948, for such a high rate two years into what economists say is a recovery. The economy added just 18,000 jobs in June. That's a fraction of the 90,000 jobs econ omists had expected and a sliver of the 300,000 jobs needed each month to shrink unemployment significantly. The excruciatingly slow growth is confounding economists, spooking consumers and dismaying job seekers. Friday's report forced analysts to re-examine their assumption that the economy would strengthen in the second half of 2011. They had expected improvement in June after a bleak jobs report for May. They figured that hiring in May had been artificially weakened by temporary factors a run-up in gasoline prices to $4 a gallon and factory disrup tions caused by Japan's earthquake and nuclear crisis. But the June numbers were even worse than May's, even though gasoline prices are falling and factories revving up again. "This is a remarkable, across-the-board backslide," says economist Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute. Sometimes disappointing economic reports look better on closer inspection. This one gets uglier. Workers' hourly pay fell in June. They worked fewer hours. And 16.2 per cent of those who wanted to work were either unemployed, forced to settle for part-time jobs or had given up looking for work. That figure was up from 15.8 per cent in May. Among the frustrated is Cris Cohen, who was laid off in April from a job as a contractor for Cisco Systems in Raleigh, N.C. He's been searching for work since then, futilely combing job listings, reaching out to friends and set ting up a website with a resume and a blog. "In the past when I've left jobs or been laid off, I've just contacted connections I have had, and that's led to opportunities," says Cohen, who has a wife and a 9-year-old son. "Now it's just seems much more dry.... There's just always that anxious feeling, that nausea." One problem is that after slashing jobs dur ing the Great Recession, employers are still reluctant to replace them. They've learned to squeeze more work and revenue out of reduced staffs. Productivity and corporate profits have soared. But companies don't want to add workers until they're confident that consumers are spending enough to support higher sales. Other factors are restraining hiring, too. More sophisticated software lets managers scrutinize changes in their businesses minuteby-minute. They can postpone hiring until they're certain they need more workers. Employers have good reason to wait, says economist Ken Mayland at ClearView Economics. A political standoff over the federal debt limit threatens to send the U.S. government into default next month. That would send interest rates soaring and might tip the economy back into recession. Even if President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans agree to raise the borrowing limit, the deal will likely require deep cuts in government spending and possibly tax increases. Combined, those steps could slow the economy further. The economy has already lost 493,000 gov ernment jobs since the recession ended, most of them eliminated by cash-short cities and counties. Now it faces the prospect of big cuts by the federal government, too. Heightening the uncertainty are Europe's debt crisis and the possibility that China's efforts to tame inflation will slow its booming economy. Both factors could destabilize financial markets and reduce U.S. exports, one of the economy's few strengths. "Why would an employer hire now?" Mayland asks. "It's hunker down and wait and see." The Federal Reserve has already lowered short-term interest rates to near zero. And last month, it ended a Treasury bond-purchase programme that was intended to strengthen the economy. Congress, pointing to high budget deficits, won't consider spending taxpayer money to jolt the economy with new govern ment programmes. "We have painted ourselves into a corner," Mayland says. "When you're at zero interest rates and running a $1.5 trillion deficit, you don't really have many policy options." Many analysts say the economy mainly needs time to recover from an implosion of the real estate market and a devastating financial crisis. Normally, housing and construction would fuel a recovery. Lower interest rates would draw homebuyers into the market. Increased demand would encourage builders to hire con struction workers and put up new houses. Not so this time. Home prices are continuing to fall as banks dump foreclosed homes on the market. People's home equity has shrunk. The tepid recovery is taking a toll on consumers, whose spending accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity. The Conference Board business group said last week that its consumer confidence index fell to 58.5 in June. A healthy reading is 90. At this point after the previous three recessions, the index aver aged 87. The low reading suggests consumers will be wary about spending. That could leave busi nesses even more cautious about hiring. Businesses are nervous about the economic outlook now that the Fed and Congress seem to have ended their efforts to stimulate growth, says David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates. "The policy cupboard is pretty bare, and we can see what the emperor looks like disrobed," Rosenberg says. "It's not a pretty picture." (Written by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer).
BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter email@example.com FREEPORT A line-up of Bahamian entertainers will perform at the Count Basie Square at Port Lucaya Marketplace tomorrow in celebration of the3 8th anniversary of the Bahamas Independence. Port Lucaya Marketplace in conjunction with Burns House and Kalik will host the Over the Hill Independence Con cert that will feature five artists including Terez Hepburn and Grand Bahamas very ownS tileet. Karen Bain, entertainment director at Port Lucaya Mar ketplace, said the event is one that Bahamians and visitors wont want to miss. We are taking everyone on a musical journey back over the hill, back to the day when people used to the go to places like the Banana Boat and dance the Hully Gully. We will bring nostalgia back, and the glitz and glamour of going out at nights and hearing great musicians per form and having a great time with family and friends, she said. Ms Bain said the entertain ment will begin with performances from the Deep South Island Boys, a local Rake n Scrape group. Also performing will be Ira Storr and the Spank Band, Tony Seymour Jr, who will sing some his fathers songs, and Stileet. Ms Bain said Terez Hepburn and the Juice Unit will headline the concert and perform a special 1950s medley. We want to invite Bahami ans and visitors to come to Port Lucaya as we celebrate 38 years of Independence, she said. Ms Bain thanked Burns House and Kalik for partnering with them. Wendell Seymour, sales and marketing director at Burns House Freeport, said Burns House and Kalik are pleased to support cultural events such as the Independence celebrations every year at Port Lucaya. Kalik has been doing this event in conjunction with Port Lucaya for a number of years and every year it seems to get better. This years entertainment line-up is a fantastic and we invite persons to come out and enjoy the event, Mr Seymour said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tired of these arrogant, biggety government ministers who post up in the House of Assembly tellin' the public what they doin' is in our best interests so we should shut up and take it. I'm sorry minister, I should shut up and take it when I stuck in traffic for over an hour with no A/C 'cause it break and I a in' got no $80,000 a year public salary to fix it? I should shut up and appreciate the new road while all my gas gettin' use up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and all I got is $20 in my purse and gas prices so high? I should shut up when I see my fellow Bahamians in the inner-city jumping over puddles of mud and dirt and walking on sheets of plywood 'cause the company y'all hire can't finish the roads on time? I should shut up when my light off and it blazin' hot and BEC still gonna kill me with their high bill? "These MPs could afford to say Bahamians need to stop complaining. You wouldn't mind riding 'round on chap up roads if you sittin' in the back seat of a chauffeured government car with A/C pipin', playing on your iPad. The rest of us live in the real world, the same place y'all ga be in 2012 if you don't get this mess right." I ain' voting fa you Papa "I'm vex to the point of committing violence with smokers. People who smoke deserve to die (yes I said it should know better. Everybody's dumping on fat people because of the obesity epidemic, but what about smokers? A fat person is a threat to no one but himself or h erself, but a smoker is a threat to everyone in his vicinity. It has been proven time and again that second-hand smoke is deadly, yet these people simply do not care who is breathing in their filth. The time has come for the next government, be it FNM, PLP, DNA or NDP, to pass laws banning public smoking once and for all." Fresh Air Crusader I vex at so many things I dont know where to start. What's with the blinking neon sign on Shirley Street? They advertising a whore house or what? Next why these courts and judges lettin' out mur derers on bail, somethin' change in our laws I don't know about? Next crooked tiefin lawyers, thems too numerous to mention all. But they know who they is, they need to shake up they conscience and come down to earth.N ext the dummies that overtake on the Eastern Road, a continu ous WHITE line means NO overtaking, duh. Again you know who you is. And for the rest of you putzes the speed limit is 25 mph. Whats the rush, you wannago to hell that bad? Lordy, Lordy I just gettin started, till next time." Vexed Aquarius "I vex 'cause all the roads dig up, every other day the light off a nd I still can' hardly get good water pressure. And all the while the same no good, probably tiefin, lazy fat cats sitting up in plush A/C offices in BEC, Water and Sewage and the Ministry ofW orks. All of them gats to go. If you can't keep the lights or water on and you been there for more than ten years ca' ya incompetent behind home! Stop taking the people's money when you can't do ya job!" Sick of Public Officials. I so vex that every year dis time BEC cutting off the power to Nassau an' causing me misery and each year they is be blaming it on the generators/machines. The government should also sell BEC to Cable an' Wireless so we ain't gone have no interruptions plus they can get us lower billsa nd 51 per cent foreign ownership is encouraged." Food Spoil "I vex that the new president of Haiti is not visiting Nassau when he is talking about calling his people back home to rebuild Haiti. It is time he visits Nassau and Abaco to hail his people here who have established many lit tle Haitian colonies/settlements and not just for their government to be happy with the hundreds of millions of dollars they remove from our economy to send back home. "I (also understand Immigration will not investigate churches, church buses, schools or hospitals (is shanty towns on the list ?) so okay, why n ot also include the harbour and airport to join the free non-investigative list so the illegals can come and go as they please. At this point many real Bahamians may declare themselves 'illegals' to get those VIP privileges and also save some money. Observer "I is happy I finding all the shortcuts (since the roads block up) that I didn't know existed and seeing the island like I is a tourist. Local tourist Why you happy? "I am so happy its our Inde pendence celebrations and I can fly my Bahamian flag and show them Haitians that not only them one can fly their flags in my country." Bahamian Flag Are you vex? Send complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org WHY YOU VEX? STRONG patriotism with a splash of creativity allowed Solomons Mines to capture the coveted prize in the National Independence Downtown Window and Store Decorating Contest. At the recent award ceremony, visual merchandiser at Solomons Mines Elizabeth Iphill said her organisation has always taken this competition very seriously and is proud to display its patriotism. This competition was a w hole imaginative process for us, she said. Given (this years) theme of United in Love and Service, we created decorative hands and hearts to depict the words of the pledge. Creative The creative array of Independence decorations can be seen in the stores window as well as in display boxes throughout the store. First Caribbean Banks downtown branch captured the second place prize in the contest, followed by Coles of Nassau. Janice Knowles, secretary to the National Independence Committee, said that organising the competition, along with the entire cadre of Independence celebration events, was a mammoth task that took the cooperation of numerous government and private agencies. She said the committee is impressed with the support received from the public and looks forward to a wonderful Independence celebration at Clifford Park. We are very proud of the response we received, Ms Knowles said. We are very proud of the participation, and we thank the general public. Our major event is on Saturday night at Clifford Park, and we want to see the park filled. We want to see you with your flags, and we want to see you celebrating this wonderful 38th Independence. All Independence events have been published in local newspapers and online at tourismtoday.com. Solomons Mines strikes gold in Independence competition (Photo: Derek Smith/BIS SPLASHOFCREATIVITY: THE Downtown Nassau Partnership (DNP n ers of the competition. First place went to Solomons Mines, second place to First Caribbeans downtown branch and third place to Coles of Nassau. BAHAMIAN ENTERTAINERS TO PERFORM IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE
TWENTY-ONE contes tants of the 2011 Miss Earth Bahamas and Miss Teen Bahamas took to thes tage this week at the Wyndham Nassau Resort to launch their bid for this years crown. T he evening began with t he contestants sporting "go green" dresses while speaking about theirp rospective go green plat forms to the judges and voting audience. This was followed by the contestantsm odelling swimsuits, high fashion outfits and evening gowns. The evening gowns were sponsored by Dedonaire Boutique. The evening had a dual purpose, the unveiling of the Go Green Divas andt he voting by the judges and audience for the Bahamian representatives to the United Nations Miss and Teen Pageants being held in Africa and the top model who will represent the Bahamas at one of the worlds largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers for 2011, the Positive Runway Global Catwalk in Atlanta. The winners will be announced at the prelimi nary competition slated for July 16. The winner of the top model competition will compete against the worlds best models for a chance tow in $1 million. President of the Bahamas Beauty Organisation and producer of the MissB ahamas and Miss Teen B ahamas Pageants Gaynell Rolle said she is excited about the continuos coop-e ration of the international agencies and companies which seek to promote the Bahamas via her organisa t ion. "We continue to grow being filled with new opportunities for our beau ties. I am so pleased (about that our beauties have to make a mark on the inter-n ational world stage; we only endorse opportunities where there is a level play ing field for our beauties, she said. The grand finale is set for July 24 at the Rain Forest Theatre where the new winners of the titles Miss Earth, Miss International, Miss Progress Internation al, Miss Princess of the World, Miss Teen Universal and Miss Teen Interna tional World for the Bahamas will be crowned. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011 THE TRIBUNE CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, JULY 10TH, 2011 Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)11:30 a.m. SpeakerLionel K. SandsAssociate Pastor, Christ Community Church Vacation Bible School/July 12 -15 Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY JULY 10TH, 2011Theme: "Like Good Stewards of The Manifold Grace of God, Serve O ne Another With Whatever Gift Each of You Have Received."9:00 A.M.Rev. Carla Culmer/Family Sunday (B Twenty-one contestants take the stage for 2011 Miss Earth Bahamas and Miss Teen Bahamas Lkindes Brown Shaquell DemeritteRatrice MossMonesha Smith Dania RolleGenique BodieMyah WalkerKrishanna Culmer
A fter a full life of 95 years Donald d'Albenas, founder of the d'AlbenasA gency Ltd, passed away peacefully in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on July 6, 2011. Born in Montreal Quebec, he came to Nassau at the age of 13 and was only expect-e d to live for 18 months. He h ad contracted scarlet fever a nd his doctors said hed live a n extra year if he moved to a warm climate. Despite his d octors grim prognosis, he n ot only lived, but thrived. Thus started an extraordinary journey in his new home o f the Bahamas. Mr d'Alben as once told the late photo j ournalist, Stanley Toogood, "My illness has probably a ffected my attitude towards these islands. The Bahamas h as given me my life, and I in t urn want to give them mine." A nd with that determination h e spent the greater part of his life in service to his adopted homeland. Mr d'Albenas arrived in Nassau just 12 hours after thed evastating hurricane of 1929 left the residents of this island r eeling. It was a completely different world to the one he grew up in. The first night, he slept on a w et bed at Miss Mary Wilsons Sign of the Coconut Hut guest house at Cumber-l and and Marlborough Streets. He ate his first meal, the only one on the menu l amb chops and peas at Blacks Candy Kitchen. Mr d'Albenas received his early education at St LambertH igh School in Montreal and later at Queens College in Nassau. After a couple years o f shuttling between both schools, he decided to stay all year at QC, returning toC anada just for the summers. D onald quickly became immersed in the life of his new home. After graduating from Queens College he t rained to be a pharmacist at Thompson Pharmacy, hoping one day to become a doctor. He changed careers six years later and entered the laundry business. During the WWII years a long with his brother-in-law H arold Saunders he coowned and operated Nassau Dry Cleaners (which later became I-Need-A-Laundry), providing laundry services to Nassau and the British RoyalN avy. He tried enlisting in the C anadian Air Force several times but was rejected due to his past illness as a child. A humble man with a terrific sense of humour, he would o ften claim that his contribution to the war effort was c leaning the dirty socks and underwear of the British Roy a l Navy. After being encouraged by his uncle in Canada to always make sure you enjoy what you do. Mr d'Albenas began importing food prod u cts and selling them to various retail stores in Nassau. This was the beginning of his career in the food business,a nd in 1947 he founded The d'Albenas Agency Ltd which he ran until his retirement in 1973. An entrepreneur in the true sense of the word, he was i nstrumental in the formation of several major food related companies, including Nassau Dairy Ltd (Borden's shine Farms Ltd (egg producer), Nassau Hotel and Restaurant Supply Ltd and Restau-r ants Bahamas Ltd (Kentucky F ried Chicken). He was fully involved in the life of his community, serving as a Trustee of Queen's College, Chairman of St Andrew's School and Presi-d ent of the Chamber of Commerce. W hat may be of particular interest to many is the fact that Mr dAlbenas was the youngest member of the jury for the Sir Harry Oakes murd er trial, and was the last surviving member of that jury. M r d'Albenas was elected to the House of Assembly in 1956 and represented the people of Long Island for 17 years. He was Parliamentary L eader for the United B ahamian Party and a member of the Executive Council for over a year before the i ntroduction of the new Con stitution, which paved the way to full ministerial governmenti n the Bahamas. From 1964 1967 he was Minister of Out Island Affairs in the first Cabinet of the Bahamas. He held numerous public posts, including Chairman of the Air Transport LicensingA uthority and Chairman of the Road Traffic Authority. He was a member of the Marine Products Board, the B ahamas Broadcasting and Television Commission, the Board of Education and theE lectricity Corporation. This was before Ministers and MPs were paid a salary,s o during the 1960s this truly remarkable man would do the peoples business all day, and then go to his office at thed 'Albenas Agency at 5pm to tackle the mountain of work on his desk. To give you an example of his energy, after Hurricane Betsy devastated many of thei slands in September 1965 w hile the winds were still strong, Donald travelled more than 2,000 miles by plane,b oat, automobile and foot to some of the most remote Out Island settlements, taking with him doctors, health officers, food and medical supplies. The Tribune lobbied for a p ermanent secretary for him, declaring, If he doesnt slow down a bit, we may have to declare him a disaster area. When Mrs d'Albenas was asked in 1965 by The Tribune about all the hours her hus band worked, she laughed it off, quipping that she only saw her husband when it was t ime to go to sleep. He loved the land and was passionate about agriculture. He once expressed his great LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011, PAGE 7 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.181.180.000.1550.0807.66.78% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.00-0.6400.200-16.6 1.88% 7.504.40Bank of Bahamas6.946.940.000.2130.10032.61.44%0 .530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.0480.000N/M0.00% 2.842.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.0300.09090.03.33% 1 .961.77Fidelity Bank1.771.770.000.0970.04018.22.26% 11.938.44Cable Bahamas8.488.480.001.0580.3108.03.66% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.552.550.000.4380.0405.81.57% 8 .008.33Commonwealth Brewery8.408.400.000.7400.00011.40.00% 7.006.00Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.886.880.000.4960.26013.93.78% 2.191.90Consolidated Water BDRs1.851.900.050.1110.04517.12.37% 2.541.31Doctor's Hospital1.381.380.000.0740.11018.67.97% 5.994.75Famguard5.405.400.000.0830.24065.14.44% 8 .805.40Finco5.405.400.000.7570.0007.10.00% 9.858.25FirstCaribbean Bank8.608.600.000.4940.35017.44.07% 6.004.57Focol (S)5.505.500.000.4350.16012.62.91% 1 .001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.307.300.00-0.1220.240-59.8 3.29%1 0.809.80J. 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BAHAMIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Mathematic I Commerce (Gr. 7-12) General I Health Science (Gr. 7-9) Computer I Information Technology (Gr. 7-12) Applicants must: A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing to subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple Christian School. B. Have a Bachelors Degree in Education or higher from a recognized College or University in thCParea of specialization. C. Have a valid Teachers Certificate or Diploma. D. Have at least two years teaching experience in the relevant subject area with excellent communication skills. E. Applicants must have the ability to prepare students for all examinations to the BJC/BGCSE levels. F. Be willing to participate in the high schools extra curricular programmes. Application must be picked up at the High School Office on Shirley Street and be returned with a full curriculum vitae, recent coloured photograph and three references to: Mr. Neil Hamilton The Principal Temple Christian High School P.O. Box N-1566 Nassau, Bahamas Deadline for application is July 15th, 2011 Temple Christian High School Shirley Street A A l l i i f f e e t t h h a a t t b b e e c c a a m m e e a a n n e e x x t t r r a a o o r r d d i i n n a a r r y y j j o o u u r r n n e e y y DONALD EDMUND D'ALBENAS: MARCH 22, 1916 JULY 6, 2011 PASSIONATEABOUTAGRICULTURE: Donald d'Albenas When Mrs d'Albenas was asked in 1965 by The Tribune about all t he hours her husband worked,s he laughed it off, quipping that she only saw her husband when it was time to go to sleep. SEE page 12
By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Repoirter email@example.com S H A U N A E M i l l e r h a d a b i g l e t d o w n a t t h e C a r i f t a G a m e s i n M o n t e g o B a y J a m a i c a i n A p r i l w h e n s h e false started and was unable t o d e f e n d h e r w o m e n s 4 0 0 metre title. S h e b o u n c e d b a c k b y e a s i l y w inni ng t he Bahamas A ssoc i a t i o n o f A t h l et i c A s s o c i at i o n s B T C N a t i o n a l O p e n T r a c k a n d F i e l d C h a m p i onships last month in Grand Bahama. Y e s t e r d a y M il l e r t o o k it to a n o t h e r l e v e l w h e n s h e e a r n e d h e r s e c o n d w o r l d t i t l e this time at the IAAF World Yo uth C ha mpio nsh ips in Li lly, France. T ra il i n g C an ad i an Ch r i st ian Brennan for the first 300 m e t re s M i l l e r u s e d h e r t al l frame to power from behind coming off the final curve to surge out front for the win. It to ok a perso nal best of 5 1 8 4 s e c o n d s f o r h e r t o ac com plis h it l e avi ng B renn a n i n a c l o s e b a t t l e d o w n t h e stretch for the silver in 52.12, h ol d in g of f J ama ic an O l ivi a J ames i n 52.14, b ot h p os te d as PBs. M i l l e r s p e r f o r m an c e w a s t h e f i r s t m e d a l f o r t h e B a h a m a s a t t h e c h a m p i o n s h i p s t h a t g o t s t a r t e d o n W e d n e s d a y a n d w i l l c o n c l u d e on Sunday. It places the Bahamas tied w it h f o ur ot h er co un tr ies at t h e e n d o f t h e d ay f o r 10 t h p l ac e. Th e U n it ed S t a t es o f A m e r i c a i s th e c u r r e n t l e a d e r f o l l o w e d b y t h e P e o p l e s R e p u b l i c o f C h i n a a n d Jamaica. M o r e i m p o r t a n t l y i t w a s j u s t t h e s e c o n d m e d a l e v e r a c h i e v e d b y t h e B a h a m a s si nc e t h e c ham pio nsh ip s fo r a t hl e te s 1 8 y e a r s a n d y o u n g e r got started in 1999. The first medal came from G r a n d B a h a m i a n N i v e a S m i t h i n t h e w o m e n s 2 0 0 metres in 2007. Mil ler, t he 1 7y earold St A i u gu st i n e s C o l l eg e s t a n d o u t f i r s t b r o k e o n t o t h e i n t e r na tion al sc en e la st y e a r wh en she captured the gold in the s a m e e v e n t a t t h e I A A F Wo r l d J un i o r C h a m pi o n s h ip s l a s t y e a r i n M o n c t o n C a n a d a NEWBOLD AND COX ADVANCE I n t h e m e n s 2 0 0 m S t e p h e n N ew b o l d w o n t h e e i gh t h o f 1 1 he a ts i n 2 1 4 0 to s e cur e h is s p o t i n t o d a y s s e m i f i n a l A n t h o n y A d d e r l e y d i d n t adva nc e aft e r he was fourt h in heat five in 22.64. A n d C a r m i e s h a C o x a l s o advanced to the semi's today a f t e r s h e g o t s e c o n d i n t h e l a s t of se v e n h e a ts in 2 4 2 5 Gr e a t Britain's Desiree Henry beat her out in 23.57. WELLS AND LEWIS FELL SHORT The Bahamas had another c h a n c e f o r a m e d a l j u s t b e f o r e Miller's success. B u t i n t h e m e n s 4 0 0 met r es, An dre Wells had to s e ttl e for s i x th pl a ce i n 4 7 .2 2 Th e gol d went t o A meric a n Arman Hall in a world lead i n g y o u t h t i m e o f 4 6 0 1 K e n y a s A l p h a s L e k e n K i s h o y i a n g o t t h e s i l v e r i n 46.58 and the bronze went to P olan d's P a t ryk Dob ek in a PB of 46.67. Al s o y e s t e rd a y K i r k L e w is w as ei gh t h i n t h e sec o n d o f t h r ee s em i f i n al h ea t s o f t h e men's 110 metres hurdles in 1 4. 52 t h at k n o c ke d h i m o u t o f co n t e n t i o n f o r a s p o t i n th e final. JUMPING SIBLINGS ADVANCE O n t h e f i e l d t h e t w i n b ro t h e rs c o mb o o f L at h o n e a n d L a t a r i o C o l l i e M i n n s h o w eve r, b r o ug ht a gl i mm e r of hope f or another meda l as th e y fi ni sh e d in t he t op s e v e n i n t h e m e n' s tr ip l e j u m p q u a l i f yi n g ev en t L at a ri o c o mp et in g o u t o f G ro u p B ha d t h e b es t j u mp o f t h e d a y o n h i s t h i r d at t em p t w h en h e qu a li f i ed a t o p o f t h e s t a n d i n g s w i t h a l e a p o f 1 5 6 1 m e t r e s o r 5 1 fee t 2 3/ 4-inches H e o pene d w i t h 1 5. 03m or 4 93 3 /4 a nd t h en d i d 15 .0 7m o r 4 95 1/ 2 o n h i s f i r st t w o j u m ps L at h o n e al s o l ed t he w a y i n G ro up A w h en h e c lea red 15 .1 6m o r 4 99 B u t h e o n l y n ee de d o ne j um p t o q u al i f y w ith t he seve n th b e s t perf orm a n c e b eh i n d t h e s i x o t h e r ju mpers w ho came in beh ind h i s b ro t h er TODAY'S ACTION Go in g in to da y fou r, h e re s h o w t h e B a h a m i a n a t h l e t es w i l l l in e u p t o c o mp e t e: C ar mi e sh a C ox w i l l ru n o u t o f l an e t h r ee i n t he f i rs t o f t h r ee h e at s i n t h e s e m i 's of the women 's 2 00 T he f i rst two o f e a ch h e at pl us t he tw o f a st e st t im e s w i l l ad va n c e t o S u nd a y' s f i n al S t e p h en N e w b o l d w i l k l r u n o u t o f l a n e f o u r i n t h e f i r s t o f t h r e e h e a t s i n t h e s em i' s o f t h e m en s 2 00 T h e f i r s t f i r s t t w o o f e a c h h e a t p lu s the two fa s te s t ti me s w il l ad va n c e t o S u nd a y' s f i n al L a t h o n e a n d L a t a r i o C o l l ie -M in ns wi ll co mp e te a s the sec o nd a nd f i f t h co mp et i to rs r e s p e c t i v e l y i n t h e m e n s t r ip l e j u mp f i na l Wo m e n s M e dl e y R e la y t h e B a h am as w i ll r u n o u t o f l an e f o u r i n t h e f i rs t o f t h re e h eat s. Th e f ir s t t w o o f e ac h h e a t p l u s t h e t w o f a s t e s t t i m e s w i l l a d v a n c e t o S u n d ay' s f i n al M e n s M e d l e y R e l a y Th e B aha mas wi l l ru n o u t o f l an e ei gh t in sec o n d o f t h re e h eat s. Th e f ir s t t w o o f e ac h h e a t p l u s t h e t w o f a s t e s t t i m e s w i l l a d v a n c e t o S u n d ay' s f i n al THE TRIBUNE P A GE 9 SA TURD A Y JUL Y 9, 2011 N e w b o l d a n d C o x a d v a n c e t o s e m i s UP A NOTCH: Shaunae Miller took it to another level when she earned her second world title, this time at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Lilly, France.
SPORTS P AGE 10, SA TURDA Y JUL Y 9, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPORTS SOCCER BAHAMAS HOST T&C T H E B a h a m a s F o o t b a l l A s s o c i a t i o n w i l l host the Turks & Caicos Islands in the sec ond leg of the home and away series in the 20 14 FIFA W or ld C up Qualifier t o day a t t he R o sc oe D a v i e s N a t i o n a l D e v e l o p me n t a l Center. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. L a s t w e e ke n d, t h e B a ha ma s, le d by a pa ir o f g o a l s f r o m N e s t l y J e a n b l a n k e d t h e T u r k s & Caicos in Providenciales 4-0 to win the opener. T h e Ba hama s will nee d to win this mat ch to a d v ance to the ma i n draw of the qualify ing round. BASKETBALL BGDBA WOMEN'S LEAGUE T H E B a h a m a s G o v er n m e n t D e p a r t m e n t a l B a s k e t b a l l A s s o c i a t i o n n e w l y f o r m e d W o m e n s D i v i s i o n c o n t i n u e d i t s r e g u l a r s e a s o n a ct i o n o n T h u r s d ay n i gh t at th e D W Davis Gymnasium. I n t h e l a d i e s o p e n e r, t h e B U T L a d y E d u cator defeated the College of the Bahamas L a d y C a r i b s 8 1 5 0 S h a n t e l R o l l e a n d F e l i c i a C ar tw r i g h t l ed th e at ta c k w i t h 27 a n d 2 0 points respectively. G a b r i e ll e M cK i n n e y an d Al i s h a b e th el had 14 and 11 in a losing effort. Th e ot her gam e s aw the bp s u di am on d Girls def. the BTVI Lady Shockers 48-42. T i f f a n y W i l d go o s e s c o r e d 1 5 a n d T r ac ey Lewis added 13 in the win. T a n n i c a J o s e p h s c o r e d 1 5 a n d M a r v i a Dean had 14 in a losing effort. T h e B GD B A L a d i e s' D iv i s io n wi l l re t u rn to action on Sunday. CYCLING BSC CLASSIC T H E B a p t i s t S p o r t s C o u n c i l w i l l ho l d i t s 2 0 1 1 D e a c o n J e f f e r y B ur n si d e C y c l i n g C l a s sic today s t art ing at 10 a .m. at the N at ional Cycling Track at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. The competition will be held in the mas t e rs, op en, 1 9 -a ndunde r, 15 a nd-un der, 1 0 a n d u n d e r a n d 5 a n d u n d e r m a l e a n d f e m a l e division s. T he e ntry f ee is $ 5. 00 p e r p e rs on. T rophies and me dal s will b e pre sent e d to the various winners. CYCLING BACF'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THE Bahamas Amateur Cycling Fed e ra ti on w ill hold it s N at ion al Inde pe nde nc e C y c l i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s o n S u n d a y T h e e v e n t wi ll g e t s t a rt e d a t 7 a m. a t t he C li f t on Heritage Parking Lot. C o m p e t i t i o n i s e x p e c t e d t o t a k e p l a c e with races being done on the road in all of t h e d i v i s i o n s f r o m t h e j u n i o r s t o t h e m a s t e r s including the ladies. T H E B a p t i s t S p o r t s C o u n c i l h o s t e d t h e 201 1 Ja so n S au n d er s Vo l l eyb al l C l as s ic o n S at u r d a y a t t h e D W D a v i s G y m n a s i u m W h i l e t h e t u r n o u t o f C h u r c h e s w a s n o t wh a t o rganis e r s h ad anticip at ed, th e y wer e q u i t e p l e a s e d w i t h t h e p a r t i c i p a t i o n o f m a n y o f t h e j u n i o r a t h l e t e s w h o a r e c u r r en tl y be in g tr ai n ed b y S au n d er s i n p r ep ar a t i o n t o t h e i r n a t i o n a l t e a m t r a v e l t h i s s u m m er T h e p l a y e r s w e r e o n h a n d a n d r e p r e s e n t e d t h e C h u r c h e s t h a t a t t e n d e d I n t h e ladi e s di v i sio n, G old e n Gate s Nat i v e Bapt i s t C h u r c h p r e v a i l e d o v e r S a l e m U n i o n B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2 9 2 7 a n d 2 6 2 4 K e n d r a D a w k i n s w a s n a m e d t h e m o s t v a l u a b l e p l ay e r In t he me n 's g a me ho we v e r, S a le m ca m e b a c k a n d m a n a g e d t o p u l l o f f a 2 5 2 2 25 2 3 2 2 2 5 d e c i s i o n o v er M a c e d o n i a V i c t o r G r a n t w a s n a m e d th e M V P S a u n d e r s h o n o r e d f o r h i s c o m m i t m e n t an d ded i cat io n to th e s po r t, h el p ed to of fic i a t e t h e g a m e s a l o n g w i t h K i r k w o o d G r e e n e. H i s t w o c h i l d r e n J a n e y a n d J e v a u g h n p a r t i c i p a t ed i n t h e g a m e s T h e S a u n d e r s a r e m e m b e r s o f S a l e m U n i o n J a s o n S a u n d e r s V olleyball Classic organisers pleased with athletes' participation Baptist Sports Council men's champions Baptist Sports Council men's runners-up Baptist Sports Council's 2011 Jason Saunders Volleyball Classic ladies' champions spor ts NOTES
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011, PAGE 11 opportunities for every citizen. Our success to date is manifested in the fact that we enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes among countries in the Americas. Nevertheless, the prime minister added, in recent years the Bahamas, like much of the rest of the world, has endured economic hardships as a result of the global economic recession. He said: In the face of such adversity we responded in ways reflective of the theme of this years anniversary cel ebrations (38 years United in Love and Service). We preserved public sector jobs, increased social assistance programmes, introduced an unemployment benefit, implemented a short term jobs programme, implemented a jobs training programme and accelerated planned infrastructure projects so as to improve service to the Bahamian people while protecting private sector jobs and serving as a catalyst for more job creation. Mr Ingraham said these initiatives are now being expanded to include new job readiness training, a new jobs creation programme and special targeted initiat ives to support small and medium size businesses. He said these will contribute to the countrys planned return to economic prosperity as the world economy and that of the Bahamas continues to recover. The prime minister added: Sadly, our celebration of this 38th anniversary o f nationhood is marred by a continued high incidence of crime. While the government has mounted a multifaceted response to the problem it is increasingly important that all Bahamians unite in sending a clear message to the small minority of persons who break our social contract of good neighbourliness and who choose to live o utside of the law, that we will neither tolerate nor excuse their criminal behaviour. Reflect In this regard, we should all recall and reflect upon the important role thatt he extended family and the neighbourhood have played in our development as a people who are open and welcoming, who share easily and who believe that service is a virtue. As is my custom, I wish to once again use this years Independence Day Message to thank all those who serve our people throughout the year, those in thep rivate sector, in our churches and civic organisations, and throughout the public sector. I wish also to acknowledge and thank all those who work in our diplomatic, tourism and maritime services internationally. Many of them will celebrate independence at their overseas post where they pursue our countrys interests internationally. I acknowledge their sacrifice and thank them for their continued service to our country. We will face many challenges in the year ahead: achieving economic recovery and expansion, protecting our environment from degradation in the face of climate change and sea level rise, safeguarding the supply and cost of energy and of food and winning our war on crime. We are a hardy people, self-reliant and bolstered by a long tradition of resourcefulness and self-reliance. So as we celebrate this 38th anniversary of our independence we recall those qualities. Fellow Bahamians, on this special national anniversary I extend my very best for a happy and safe Independence Day and pray Gods blessings upon our nation and upon each and every one of us. gives us the chance to honour our shared democratic values and commitment to the future peace and prosperity in the region and throughout the world. She said the two countries can demonstrate their commitment to work together as part ners each day through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI dent's Emergency Plan for A IDS Relief (PEPFAR many other joint initiatives that benefit communities throughout the Bahamas. On this special occasion, whether you are celebrating with family or friends on New P rovidence, Grand Bahama, or the Family Islands, I send best wishes to all the people of the Bahamas for a safe and happy holiday, and reaffirm the commitment of the United States to this enduring partnership. CLINTON WISHES BAHAMAS HAPPY INDEPENDENCE FROM page one B y SANCHESKA BROWN A s we celebrate our 38th year of independence, Branville McCartney, DNA leader and member of p arliment for Bamboo Town, is urging Bahamians to rest aside poltical colours and come together on J uly 10th. During this time of the year, however, said M r McCartney, one cannot help but rest aside political colours. July 10th, like all other Bahamian holidays and special dates in our history, reminds me that before I adorned myself in DNA-green and long before the colours of yellow, blue and red; my joy, hopes and my resounding pride was threaded with aquamarine, black and gold. Essentially, noo ther colour matters. Mr McCartney also asked Bahamians to remember the icons that were lost in 2011. To truly celebrate our freedom and our history, we must recognize the great sons and daughters oft his archipelago that weve lost this past year, including Dr. Keva Bethel,a scholar and a bright spirit, w ho set a standard that we all should chase and Jackson Burnside,a cultural icon and structural visionary, who will certainly be the cool breeze we f eel on Bay later this year. Mr McCartney wished everyone a safe Independence weekend. Time for Bahamians to unite Our evolution into a vibrant democracy INDEPENDENCEMESSAGES THEDNA BRANVILLE MCCARTNEY F ROM page one THEPRIMEMINISTER We are a hardy people, selfreliant and bolsteredb y a long tradition of resourcefulness and s elf-reliance.
LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011 THE TRIBUNE hope that agriculture would one day be included in the national school curriculum so the Bahamas c ould move towards self-sufficiency. His hobbies included bridge (which he played weekly for decades), golf (which he played up into his late 70s), and fishing. In fact when he was 90 years old he w ent ice fishing in Canada during t he dead of winter. Somehow, Mr d'Albenas found the time to do all this, and still spend quality time with his family. He married the former Dorothea Malone of Nassau in 1941 and they s pent over 50 wonderful years t ogether. T hey had one daughter, Saranne, and three sons, Larry, Robert and Tim. Wonderful vacations in Harbour Island, Canada, the United States and Europe were the best of times for the family. In 1973 the couple moved to Montreal, spending the summers in Canada and the winters in Florida until Dorothea's death in 1995. H e later remarried the former V i Barrow, who had previously l ived in Nassau for many years and knew the family well. Like his first wife, Vi was a pillar of support to this special man. They relocated to Mississauga, Ontario where they shared many happy years together. Throughout his 95 years, the Christian Church was an integral part of Mr d'Albenas' life. A deeply religious man, he was a m ember, leader and Trustee of T rinity Methodist Church and a ctive in various committees of the Bahamas Methodist Synod. He was superintendent of Trinity Sunday School for 13 years, and taught Sunday School there for more than 30 years. After moving back to Montreal in 1973, he attended the United Church of Canada and most recently St Peter's Anglican Church in Mississauga. He was one o f those rare people who lived t heir faith every day. T his kind and generous soul touched the lives of countless people and his dignity and respect for all have made this world a better place. He was greatly loved and respected by all who knew him. FROM page seven A life that became an extraordinary journey Straw vendors receive counterfeit goods warning b order inspection points. They also will be able to seize sus pected counterfeit goods that have p assed through the country's borders u nchecked, said Prime Minister Ingra ham. The list of restricted items extends b eyond the knock-off designer handbags straw vendors and other merchants ped dle, and include fake DVDs, CDs, cigars, e tc. T he nation's chief said a public notice will be released to notify the public when the new laws will be enforced. "Weve got a problem with persons selling music records on the streets and all manner of things, and were not going to be able to clean it all up at one time, but we are making legitimate efforts, said Mr Ingraham. And on the question of imports and if they come in illegitimately people smuggle, drugs come into the Bahamas that do not come through Customs and if they are found then you are dealt with according to law. The same with cigars and cigarettes and the rest of it, and so the same thing would apply here. "But I want to discourage straw ven dors and other such persons from engag ing in this business. It is not in our interests or their interests, notwithstanding the apparent ability to collect a fast dol lar." The move is part of Governments i ntent to take a tough stance against per sons selling the fake goods which infringe on intellectual property rights on the streets or in shops. I n the past, those peddling the coun terfeit goods have argued they should b e allowed to sell them without punishment because they were legally brought into the country, and Customs duty was paid for their import. M r Ingraham said: "No one will be able to argue anymore that You col-l ected my Customs duty and now you say I cant sell them. They (Customs will have the power when they arrive to confiscate them or alternatively, if they find them subsequently, to detain them and dispose of them. And so people ought to be warned the Bahamas seeks to become a lawful state insofar as copy right is concerned." Last year, nine straw vendors were arrested and charged in New York on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States after they were found with counterfeit designer handbags meant for sale back home. Despite the arrests and announcements from Government that the goods will not be allowed in the new straw market, some vendors continue to sell the items because they are in high demand. Attempts to reach head of the Straw Vendors Association Telator Strachan were unsuccessful yesterday. The Customs Management Bill was p assed in Parliament on Thursday, along w ith seven other pieces of legislation, including the Parliamentary ElectionsA ct, Financial Administration and Audit Act, Atlantic Caribbean Union of Sev e nth-Day Adventists Incorporation Act, and the Animal Protection and ControlA ct. D uring the debate on the Maritime Marriage Bill, Elizabeth MP Ryan Pinder argued the legislation threatened to dis-m antle the local destination wedding i ndustry and affect hundreds of small businesses. The Bill will make provision for marriage to be contracted on Bahamian ships on territorial waters of the Bahamas and on the high seas. "This Bill not only offers little to the country economically, it risks putting Bahamian businesses out of business. This seems like a consistent trend of this Government, policies that risk putting the small and medium sized businesses out of business," Mr Pinder, a tax attorney, told Parliament. "Resorts such as Sandals and Breezes have developed a significant portion of their business focused on catering to destination weddings, what is the impact of the legislation on these resorts?" The House of Assembly adjourned to October. FROM page one "By 9pm Thursday, he said, all three units were back in service and supply was restored to all customers. The load shedding has been discontinued and customers should expect no further interruptions in services at this time, as there is enough power to meet demand." At peak demand, BEC needs to generate 210 megawatts (MGW were hovering at around 175MGW and dropped as low as 168MGW. However, Mr Moss says the company is now able to provide 220MGW, giving them a 10MGW spare capacity. "There should not be any more outages unless we have a gen erator trip. If a 50MGW generator trips we will be operating at a negative and electricity supply will be interrupted for about three to four hours. But we are optimistic that this will not happen," he said. In a press release, the company said: "BEC admits that it has experienced an unforeseen and somewhat prolonged period of challenges with its generator units. The failure of several units combined with the continued progress of major overhauls has, at times, diminished the Corporations generation capability and has resulted in forcedoutages to customers. Understanding the impact of the loss of generation capac ity, especially when demand continues to soar, BEC continues to look for ways to reduce the risk of future outages." Mr Moss says the company is still working on another gen erator which is expected to return to service in mid-July. BEC cautions that if other units develop problems, residents may experience brief periods of outages. BEC CHAIRMAN: N O MORE NEW PROVIDENCE BLACKOUTS FROM page one been maintained as utility service ducts and drainage pipes have been installed, the ministry said. On July 13 motorists should expect a road closure on the southbound lane of Baillou Hill Road near the Family Guardian insurance company. Two lanes of traffic will be implemented in the north bound lane while the area directly behind Family Guardian will be closed to vehicular traffic. Southbound traffic will cross over to the northbound lane and there will be one lane of traffic in each direction. Local access will be grant ed to nearby residents and businesses. TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES back, she said. There was blood coming from his mouth and his stomach, y ou could see the hole in his belly. It was like a nightmare. The Pinewood resident said Mr Ramsey was a nice man and a good man, but by running a shop in the area he madeh imself vulnerable to attacks by armed robbers. She said another shopkeeper was robbed and shot in the area recently and had warned Mr Ramsey it was only a matter o f time before he too was targetted. Its scary, very scary, she said. Unbelievable. I never knew they would really want to do anything like that to him because hes all right, hes cool, but it w as just a matter of time. The woman, who has lived in Pinewood Gardens for more than a decade, asked to remain anonymous for fear of alsob ecoming a victim of violent crime. Everybody is so scared now. They dont want to go out a nd say anything because if you do, they will come after you, she said. Its scary having a family here, its scary now because you dont know what they plan to do. Shopkeeper shot in mouth On Friday in Lilly, France, Miller inked her name into the hist ory books as she became the first woman to win both world titles as she earned the first medal for the Bahamas so far at the five-day 18-and-under age group championship. Her time a personal best of 51.84 seconds. W ith her performance in the swirling wind pushed the Bahamas tied for 10th place with four other countries on the medals table that is currently headed by the United States of America. T he 17-year-old had to come from behind after trailing C anadian Christian Brennan from the start until the final bend when she took control. The Canadians good start didnt bother me. I made the difference in the last 100, Miller was quoted as saying on the IAAFs website following the race. T he race was so fast that Brennan posted her PB in taking the silver in 52.12, while Jamaican Olivia James did the same with the bronze in 52.14. Jamaican Chrisann Gordon, the world leader going into the race, had to settle for a disappointing seventh place. Millers medal performance that came with her parents Shaun and May Miller in the stands cheering her on was just the second achieved by the Bahamas since the inception of the championships in 1999. The first was accomplished by Grand Bahamian Nivea Smith, who struck bronze in the 200 metres in 2007. This years championships got started on Wednesday and will conclude on Sunday. A number of Bahamians are competing at the championships. Look for a complete story on the Sports Page. Shaunae Miller is top of the world FROM page one FROM page one Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff C OLOURFUL OCCASION: B ahamians gathered outside of Del Sol to get T shirts for the Independence weekend yesterday. GETTINGREADYFORINDEPENDENCECELEBRATION FROM page one MIAMI A military photographer who rejected a deal that would have averted a federal passport fraud trial remained Tuesday in fed eral custody. The government says Elisha Leo Dawkins, 26, made a false statement in applying for a passport in 2006 because he failed to mention he had previously applied. Dawkins had served in Iraq and in the Naval Reserves at Guantanamo Bay. If convicted, Dawkins could face up to 10 years behind bars. The prosecutors' deal would have allowed him to avoid trial by participating in a federal probation programme. His attorney, Clark Mervis, declined to say why his client did not accept the deal but said he was in talks with prosecutors and hoped to avoid a July 12 trial. After the charges arose, Mervis said he was informed that there was a decades-old deportation order for Dawkins. Mervis says Dawkins' mother is from the Bahamas, yet Dawkins was always told he was born in the United States and has a Florida birth certificate. In a positive sign for Dawkins, Mervis said the Department of Homeland Security had cancelled its detainer on Dawkins on Friday, meaning it was no longer seeking to hold him in custody. Meanwhile a Facebook page in support of Dawkins has received a number of posts from members of the military who served with him. "The military has been supportive 100 per cent," Mervis said. Jailed military photographer accused of passport fraud rejects deal with prosecutors OFFICERS of the Southwestern Division took a 21-yearold man into custody in connection with a number of armed robberies in the Carmichael Road area. The resident of Bozine Hill was apprehended around 6pm on Thursday. Police are questioning the suspect in connection with a number of recent armed robberies that occurred within the Allen Drive and Fire Trail Road area. Police investigations continue. Missing girls return home A second teenage girl reported missing by her family has returned home unharmed, police reported. Samoine Campbell, who was reported missing on Monday, was reunited with her family on Wednesday evening, said press liaison officer Chrislyn Skip pings. Another missing teen, Fostanique Reckley, was locat ed by police on Thursday afternoon in the Carmichael Road area, and also returned home unharmed. Man taken into custody