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Prominent businessmen

and their wives injured

as flight goes down

TWO prominent Bahami-
an businessmen, Mark
Roberts and his father Larry
Roberts, together with their
wives, were injured when
Mark's Cessna 172 Skyhawk
crash landed on Little Whale
Cay at around 3pm yesterday.
Mark, who was seriously
injured, was flown to Nassau
last night by a Coast Guard
helicopter emergency flight.
He was accompanied by his
wife, Louise.
As the helicopter could not
accommodate Mr Larry
Roberts of Bahamas Realty
and his wife, Liz, they
remained the night at Little
Whale Cay and will be flown
to Nassau today. Mr Roberts,
Sr., suffered a back injury. His
wife had minor injuries.
Mark Roberts, the 45-year-
old president of FYP Builders
Mall, sustained serious head
injuries, as well as a broken
nose, two broken ankles, bro-
ken shoulder and arm, while
his pregnant wife Louise, an
interior designer with Alex-
iou and Associates Architects,
sustained neck injuries.
As the family was waiting
for an emergency evacuation
by the US Coast Guard last
night, they tried to keep Mark

Louise Roberts were in the crash.
Mark was seriously injured and
Louise, who is pregnant, sus-
tained neck injuries.
Mark Roberts, the owner
of Tile King, is the plane's
owner and was piloting the
four-seater, single engine air-
craft at the time of the crash.
This comes just one day
after a charter plane, also a
Cessna, crashed in Lake Kil-
larney killing all passengers
Yesterday's crash was
reportedly due to a gust of
wind hitting the plane, causing
it to clip a tree and forcing it
"We were flying low to let
them know that we were not
going to land," said Mr
SEE page eight


Tribune Staff Reporter
A FERVENT search for an
additional two passengers
believed to have been on board
Tuesday's fatal plane crash ended
in relief for one family last night
when their loved one was found
to be alive.
Sound technician Junior Lubin,
23, had told his girlfriend he was
boarding the Acklins Blue Cessna
402 to San Salvador before it
crashed into Lake Killarney
killing pilot Nelson Hanna and
seven passengers shortly after
takeoff from Executive Flight
Support at around 12.30pm.
But as relatives of those killed
SEE page 20


-... .-

RECOVERY: Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers search the water of Lake Killarney in the recovery effort after Tuesday's crash.

PM: Bradley Roberts
has 'intimidated' PLP over
the Arawak Homes issue

Tribune Staff Reporter

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham challenged the leader
of the PLP yesterday to stand up
to his party's chairman Bradley
Roberts, who he claims has CHALLENGE:
"intimidated" them into silence Hubert
on the issue of Arawak Homes Ingraham
demolishing the houses of poor
During yesterday's proceedings in the House
SEE page 14

Home of man missing
at sea is demolished
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE home of a man missing at sea was
demolished by Arawak Homes Ltd as resi-
dents and property owners protested at the
real estate developer's offices on Monday.
Half of the duplex built by brothers
Maxwell and Dwayne Taylor in Sir Lynden
Pindling Estates over ten years ago was flat-
tened when three security officers and a
lawyer representing Arawak Homes Ltd
arrived at the property with an excavator and
two dump trucks at around 9.30am.
SEE page 14

Minister forced to withdraw allegations against MP

Tribune Staff Reporter
KENNETH Russell, the
Minister of Housing, was
forced to withdraw allegations
he made against the former
minister and current MP for
Golden Gates, Shane Gibson
during a heated session of the
House of Assembly.
During yesterday's Parlia-
mentary session, Mr Russell
alleged that he had been
approached by a number of



contractors who informed him
that they had to pay a kick-
back of $1,000 per pay cheque
- or a total of $5,000 per
"We heard the rumours of
$5,000, Mr Speaker. If you
built 1,500 houses, that's
$750,000 that you received as
gifts, Mr Speaker," the minis-
ter charged.
While never calling the sit-
ting Member of Parliament
by name, Mr Russell said that
the "former minister as they
said- came to this House with

little and now has much."
To this charge, the PLP's
leader of Opposition Busi-
ness, Obie Wilchcombe
jumped to his feet and object-
ed to Mr Russell's allegations
- noting that the Minister
was spewing allegations about
a sitting Member of Parlia-
ment receiving gifts and hav-
ing more now than when he
first arrived. Mr Wilchcombe
pushed the Speaker to have
the remarks withdraw.
SEE page 14

Tribune Staff Reporter
CIVIL aviation author-
ities say limited resources
make it difficult to police
licensed aircraft opera-
tors as well as unlicensed
"Our job as regulators
SEE page 13

BAHA Mar announced
last night that it has
reached an agreement with
the ScotiaBank-led syndi-
cate to "settle all out-
standing issues" regarding
the loan on the Cable
Beach hotels.
The deal involves the
syndicate becoming an
equity participant in the
SEE page 14

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Williams, a well known figure
in the local music community,
was remembered by musicians
yesterday as one of the best
sound engineers around.
Mr Williams, a member of
the band Shabak and son of
Bishop Clarence Williams of
the Church of God of Prophe-
cy, died in Tuesday's tragic
plane crash with eight other
Entertainer Sasha Dunn
said: "Every show I ever saw
him take part in was a hit. He
was one of those top-shelf engi-
neers. I knew him for three to
four years maybe, I would
often see him at events."
Singer Terneille "Tada" Bur-
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known Mr Williams for about


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12 years. "He did sound for
everybody, like Fam Fest, Vis-
age, Caribbean Gospel Music,
and he was also involved with
Milky Way Studios. He did live
sound as well as mixed sound
or records," she said.
Tada added that a Harris
Institute scholarship will now
be named in Nat's honour.
A tribute Facebook page
was set up hours after the plane
crash, and almost a thousand
people had already subscribed
by yesterday afternoon.
One person wrote: "It is so
heart-breaking and mind blow-
ing to see a great man such as
this gone so soon. Nat was in
my opinion the greatest engi-
neer and a great friend to
know. He will surely be missed
here in the Bahamas and in the
international arena in music
Another wrote: "I can't
believe one of the best bosses,
sound engineers, one the rea-
sons I want to continue becom-
ing an engineer, and one of the
funniest guys around, is gone.
I'm just thankful that I got to
know him, learn from him and
hang-out with him, but it really
hurts to know that Monday
night was the last night we got
to speak to each other. But I
know when them Pearly Gates
open, it would be all good

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Customs revenue

receipts 'had not

gone missing'
Tribune Staff Reporter

SOME $9 million in Cus-
toms revenue receipts collected
at the Prince George Wharf
had not gone missing but were
simply stored in another loca-
tion when auditors came look-
ing, Customs Comptroller
Glenn Gomez explained.
These receipts
have since been -.
turned over to
the Auditor
General's Office, ( .'
Mr Gomez said,
adding that
reports on the
situation were "a GL
little bit distort- GLEN
ed." GOMEZ
He was referring to media
reports that stated that receipts
for $9.87 million in revenue col-
lected at Custom's Prince
George Wharf office between
July and October, 2008, could
not be found when inspectors
from the auditor's office sought
to verify the source of the
"There was nothing missing.
.What had happened, the
auditor had earlier this year
done an audit of some receipts
at the Prince George Wharf
office of Customs. They found
that just over $9 million in rev-
enue had been collected but
they were unable to find all of
the relevant receipts at the sta-
tion at the time to say exactly
what the $9 million was com-
prised of," Mr Gomez
"We don't have a lot of stor-
age space and a year's amount
of records takes up a lot of
space so they had moved most
of it from the Prince George
Office to a warehouse where
we keep records and things
until the seven year (mark)
then they are destroyed.
"Once we found out that
they needed the receipts, we
retrieved them along with the
receipt books and they were
reconciled against the revenue
collected and they, the audi-
tors, said they were satisfied,"
said Mr Gomez.
In a report dated July 13,
2010, Auditor General Ter-
rance Bastian noted that his
department had not been able
to locate the receipts.
"During our examination of
the cashbook, we were unable
to trace the recorded amounts
to the general receipt books
and cash vouchers because
these vouches could not be
located for audit inspection,"
he said. Mr Bastian's report
also noted that harbour dues
and departure tax billings were
not received within the
required 30-day period.
Mr Gomez said the Auditor
General's Office got the
requested receipts about three
or four weeks after the report
was made. He attributed lapses
in bill collection to employees
not being accustomed to the
shift system which recently
came on stream at the depart-

PM, McCartney

shake hands and

share a laugh
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE attention of most par-
liamentarians was stolen briefly
from House of Assembly pro-
ceedings yesterday when Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
shared a cordial greeting with
the man who might have been
his leadership challenger if the
FNM party had held a national
convention this year.
Having resigned from the
post of Minister of State for
Immigration, Bamboo Town
MP Branville McCartney has
made his intention of one day
leading the FNM known. He
has recently taken an even
stronger stance, saying the time
has come for Mr Ingraham to
"pass the baton" of party lead-
ership to the next generation.
Therefore, when the prime
minister stood and walked to
the back bench to shake Mr
McCartney's hand, all eyes
focused on the pair to see how

the exchange would turn out.
Sharing a laugh, the two
shook hands and exchanged
words before Mr Ingraham
walked on patting Mr
McCartney on the back as he
Before leaving the chamber,
Mr Ingraham explained to The
Tribune he told Mr McCartney
he had heard the MP's "baton"
statement. Mr Ingraham said
he informed the young MP that
when he is ready to hand it
over, he hopes Mr McCartney
will be there to carry it.

Government ur


pot' further for ZNS employees

Tribune Staff Reporter

UNIONS representing ZNS
line and managerial staff have
appealed to the government to
further "sweeten the pot" for
ZNS employees who were
offered severance packages, but
the minister responsible said its
unlikely any more money can
be found to accommodate this.
Both Tommy Turnquest,
Minister with responsibility for
the Broadcasting Corporation
of the Bahamas, and ZNS
Chairman Michael Moss yes-
terday confirmed that the cur-
rent total value of the sever-
ance packages already on offer
is $4 million.
On Monday, the Bahamas
Communication and Public
Officers Union president
Bernard Evans advised his
union's membership not to
accept the separation packages
offered to them that day by
ZNS executives.
"We're not pleased at all
with their offer," said Mr
Evans, indicating that what was
offered would leave staff in a
poor position to meet their
immediate financial obligations.
But Mr Turnquest said: "I
think they (union leaders)
ought to give their members
good advice."
Employees have until next
Tuesday to decide whether they
will accept the voluntary sepa-
ration packages, at which time
the "sweetener" added to the
offer will fall away, and by next
Thursday final decisions will be
made about who will have to
leave as the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas is
restructured. ZNS chairman Mr
Moss said some employees had
started to accept the packages
offered before the union leader
advised for them not to.
He said: "I hope that people
will not be discouraged from
going if they want to. At end
of the day, the board will be
making some determinations
as to who will go and who will
stay and I would prefer for
those who are keenly interested
in going to be the ones who go
first, otherwise if people don't
sign up the board may end up
keeping people employed who
would prefer to go and letting
go people who desire to stay."
Mr Moss rejected the char-
acterisation of the packages as
unfair as "disingenuous." He
said staff have all been offered
a year's medical insurance cov-
erage, valued at around $7,000.


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Managerial staff are being
"treated as if they have worked
for the corporation for two
additional years," meaning that
they get an extra two months of
pay. Line staff, who are also
getting two months extra pay,
are receiving benefits that
would have otherwise been
provided to individuals who
had worked four years longer,
as they get two weeks pay per
year of service upon separation,
Mr Moss said.
In addition to this, both line
and managerial staff were given
the option to choose "whichev-
er component of the contract
offers the biggest settlement."
"We have put in the offer to
both, that if resignation or
redundancy or retirement
option provides the best pack-
age, we will go with that," he
The executives also offered
double the usual pay "in lieu
of notice" that the law demands
for line and managerial staff.
Yesterday, two line staffers
who together have worked for
the corporation for over 50
years told this newspaper they
were not happy with their pack-
ages and wondered how they
would be able to support their
families. They predicted a great
strain will be placed on the
Department of Social Service's

resources by the terminations at
"I'm only 50 years old so I
really need to work some more.
I can't get national insurance, I
have a mortgage, I have chil-
dren and I am a single mother."
"It's a slap in the face
because you've been here since
you were 20-something years
old, you've spent most of your
life building the place up and
then it's just this," said one of
the staff members.
John Pinder, head of the
National Congress of Trade
Unions, of which the BCPOU
is a member organisation, said
the offers did not follow the
precedent set by other public
sector organizations which saw
employees provided with an
additional 12 months to two
years salary to leave the organ-
isations, on top of what was
required as a minimum by the
Employment Act.
Mr Pinder described the
offers made as "really sad" but
also admitted that the employ-
ees would not have "a leg to
stand on" should they reject the
offers as they were advised that
as long as what they are given
meets the minimum require-
ments of the Employment Act,
it would be legal.
Both Mr Moss and Mr Turn-
quest said that to look at what

has been offered to other gov-
ernment employees may not be
"comparing apples with apples"
for a number of reasons.
Mr Moss said: "Tax payers
are going to have to pay for this
package, on top of the $8 mil-

lion plus subvention that has
been given to ZNS for last few
years. The National Insurance
Board, for example, had the
means to sever people out of
its own resources, we went to
the government cap in hand."

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US plans uncertain as war enters 10th year

KABUL, Afghanistan It's make-or-
break time in Afghanistan.
The war entered its 10th year Thursday,
and this is no ordinary anniversary.
With extra American troops now in place,
this is the critical juncture to determine if
President Barack Obama's revised war strat-
egy will work and reverse Taliban momen-
Key players are hedging their bets, uncer-
tain whether the Obama administration is
prepared to stay for the long haul, move
quickly to exit an increasingly unpopular
conflict, or something in between.
Fearing that his Western allies may in
the end abandon him, Afghan President
Hamid Karzai has started to prepare his
nation for a withdrawal of international
forces by shoring up relations with neigh-
bouring Pakistan and reaching out to insur-
gents interested in reconciliation.
Pakistan, America's nominal ally, says
it's fighting insurgents. But it still tolerates al-
Qaida and Afghan Taliban militants hiding
out on its soil out of reach of U.S.-led
NATO ground forces.
Public support for the war is slipping in
the United States and Western Europe.
Already, the Netherlands has pulled out its
troops, the first NATO country to do so.
The Canadians leave next.
Patience is running out here as well.
Afghans are tired of the violence, increas-
ingly resentful of foreign forces. Many won-
der why their quality of life has not marked-
ly improved when their nation has been
awash in billions of dollars of foreign aid.
"NATO is here and they say they are
fighting terrorism, and this is the 10th year
and there is no result yet," Karzai said in
an emotional speech last week. "Our sons
cannot go to school because of bombs and
suicide attacks."
All this is very different from the near
universal international support the Bush
administration enjoyed when it launched
attacks on Oct. 7, 2001. The war was aimed
at toppling the Taliban from power because
they harboured Osama bin Laden and other
al-Qaida leaders responsible for the stun-
ning strikes on the World Trade Centre and
the Pentagon less than a month earlier.
The hardline Islamic regime, which
repressed women, banned music and held
public executions for disloyal actions, col-
lapsed within two months.
But looking back at the first years of the
war, the effort was underfunded from the
start. When the Bush administration's atten-
tion shifted to Iraq in 2003, the Taliban
began to regroup. After several years of rel-

active calm and safety, the situation in
Afghanistan began to deteriorate around
2006. The Taliban have steadily gained
strength since then. And bin Laden remains
alive. Obama ramped up the war this year,
sending tens of thousands more troops.
Casualties are running at their highest levels
since 2001, when the Taliban were over-
thrown without a single American combat
death. The U.S. death toll in July was 66, set-
ting a monthly record; to date, about 2,000
NATO troops have died in the conflict,
including more than 1,220 American service
men and women. U.S. Defense Secretary
Robert Gates said in June that the U.S. and
its NATO partners have to show progress
before the end of this year or face a decline
in public support for the war.
There's plenty of frustration at the White
House and in the U.S. Congress too. In
August, when Sen. John Kerry, chairman
of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit-
tee, visited Kabul, he bluntly stated that if
the Karzai government didn't clean up cor-
ruption, it was going to be hard "to look
American families in the eye and say, 'Hey
that's something worth dying for.'"
On the battlefield, NATO's top com-
mander, Gen. David Petraeus, is banking
on his plan to protect heavily populated
areas, rout the Taliban from their strong-
holds and rush in better governance and
development aid to win the Afghans' loyal-
ty away from the Taliban.
Commanders believe the war will be won
only if Afghan civilians start supporting the
troops. And, they say, the only way that will
happen is if the forces can provide enough
security to allow people to break free of the
fear and intimidation of Taliban threats. In
some places, residents don't even want to be
seen talking to U.S. forces for fear of Taliban
reprisals. Karzai still backs coalition efforts
but has also used back channels to reach
out to Taliban leaders who seem amenable
to finding a political resolution to the war.
Karzai appointed nearly 70 people last week
to a High Peace Council, which will guide
efforts to reach out to insurgents.
Pakistan also wants to maintain relations
with some factions of the Taliban, which it
believes will be a powerful player in
Afghanistan when the Americans go home.
And there's strong suspicion in the region
that U.S. troops will go home sooner rather
than later largely because of Obama's
decision to set July 2011 as his goal for start-
ing a drawdown of U.S. forces.
(This article was written by Deb
Riechmann, Associated Press Writer).

We must recognize

performance of

Police Prosecutors

EDITOR, The Tribune,
Their performance over the
decades of the fifties to the
present and their continued
efficient performance in our
Magistrates' Courts must be
In most countries in the
Commonwealth Police Pros-
ecutors continue to provide
this service.
The amount of work done
by our Police Prosecutors is
accomplished through their
dedication and devotion to
The long hours of reading
and studying case files are
examples of their dedication.
They occupy small cubicles in
the Prosecutions Department
where space and comfort are
lacking, but as Police Officers
they make do with what they
have available to them.
Most importantly they save
our government millions of
dollars by providing this ser-
Police Prosecutors of the
past, namely: Salathiel
Thompson, John Crawley,
Cyril Joseph, Summer Ban-
nister and Chilean Turner
were excellent in their pre-
sentations and examination
of witnesses in our courts. The
Hon. Eugene Dupuch, QC,
in describing Salathiel
Thompson stated that he is a
worthy advocate. "I have to
be extra prepared when
defending in his court," Mr
Dupuch said.

The Prosecutions Section
of our Police Force is one of
the most efficient units of the
Its personnel continue to
provide efficient and effective
service in the Justice system.
With the addition of Police
Officers with law degrees and
legal training performance in
the unit has improved
I recall my training at the
West Riding Detective Train-
ing College in Yorkshire,
England. It was made very
clear to us that Police Prose-
cutors are not expected to
respond to legal submissions
made by defense attorneys,
in particular when it is on a
point of law. Magistrates must
deal with such matters. If the
submission is about evidence
or police procedure there
ought to be response from the
Police Prosecutor. I would
suggest that the Hon. Attor-
ney General and other
authorities considering the
change from Police Prosecu-
tors to Attorneys at Law visit
the Police Prosecutions
Department for information
on the following:
(a) Accommodation. Will
the small cubicles presently
in use be acceptable to attor-

neys? Consider the cost of
providing more suitable and
acceptable office accommo-
dation. The cost of upgrading
the offices.
(b) Will a single attorney
in each court be capable of
and prepared to undertake
the volume of cases being
dealt with by Police Prosecu-
tors? The average being about
25 cases per day, including tri-
als, bail hearings, first appear-
ances and pleas. Attorneys
from the Attorney General's
Office attend the Supreme
Court with one case file which
they could have had for weeks
of preparation.
(c) Deals between Police
Prosecutors and defense
attorneys are very unlikely.
(d) Calculate the difference
in the earnings of Police Pros-
ecutors and attorneys.
(e) Interview Police Prose-
cutors on their case load and
the number of files that are
taken home to be read and
prepare for presentation in
court on the following day.
"If it ain't broke don't fix

Former Assistant
Commissioner of Police.
October 1, 2010.

Mr. Christie, the master of cynicism

DITOR, The Tribune.
Please publish this open letter to Opposi-
tion Leader Perry Christie.
Dear Mr Christie,
You are so funny. In my opinion you were
clearly playing a cynical game of wait-and-
see over the Baha Mar project. You hemmed
and hawed and refused to make a clear state-
ment of your party's position on the matter so
that whatever the Government decided you
would be free to pounce on it.
But as the Leader of the Opposition that
has complained about not being consulted
you were thrown into a tizzy when Mr. Ingra-
ham told you he would bring the matter to the
House of Assembly so you and your col-
leagues can vote yea or nay.
Then you, Mr. Christie, the master of cyn-
icism, accused Mr. Ingraham of being cynical
for calling your bluff and upsetting your game
plan! But, incredibly, and in the same breath,
Mr. Christie, you say that it is commendable
for the Government to seek bipartisan support
for the project!
Which is it Mr. Christie? Cynical or com-
mendable? And do you ever listen to yourself,
or do you just go on talking, hoping people
will say how well you speak and forget what
you said when you first opened your mouth?
And talking about cynical, Mr. Christie,

do you recall how you all voted unanimously
in favour of constitutional changes in the
House of Assembly and then went out in the
country and campaigned against the very
changes you had voted for? Do you remember
When Mr. Ingraham spoke about the Baha
Mar project in the House, you said you did not
like his tone. Now that he has laid it all out to
the people in a press conference you say that
he has "soured" public opinion about the
deal. I don't recall you saying anything that
would have made public opinion "sweet" on
the deal while you were bobbing and weaving.
What Mr. Ingraham did was to talk to the
Bahamian people as if we were adults, not
silly children to be manipulated by a double-
talking politician.
He laid it all out the pros and cons, the
ups and the downs of the proposed project.
He spoke as an intelligent leader who mas-
ters his brief and understands all the implica-
tions. He spoke as an honest leader who is
willing to trust his people with the truth. You
call that souring public opinion, Mr. Christie?
I call it informing public opinion with the
facts. You should try it some time, Mr.
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US increases funding

to $1.6m for drug

interdiction efforts

THE United States of
America has increased its
funding to Bahamian law
enforcement agencies for
their drug interdiction
efforts from $150,000 to $1.6
million for the period 2010
to 2011.
This was announced dur-
ing a meeting with govern-
ment officials and Julissa
Reynoso, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for West-
ern Hemisphere Affairs, and
Makila James, Director of
Caribbean Affairs at the
Ministry of National Secu-
rity on Tuesday.
The Bahamas was repre-
sented by Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immi-
gration Brent Symonette
and Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest.
The officials were accom-
panied by US Ambassador
Nicole Avant.
The main thrust of the dis-
cussions focused on further
exploring the strong ties
between both countries in
areas including security and
climate change. The need
for cross-border cooperation
on a multitude of issues that

Brent Symonette
challenge countries of the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) was also dis-
Ms Reynoso acknowl-
edged that CARICOM was
in a period of transition, and
that she looks forward to a
fruitful relationship with the
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She also assured the
Bahamas of the US' com-
mitment to collaborating on
a number of mutual areas of
interests which are of great
importance to this country.
In this vein, it was
announced that there has
been a major increase in
funding for the period 2010
to 2011, to $1.6 million from
$150,000 allocated for the
period 2009 to 2010.
These funds have been
provided to support law
enforcement operations,
specifically in all facets of
the fight against the illicit
drug trade.
The US said it views this
support as a testament to its
commitment to bilateral
Mr Symonette and Mr
Turnquest both said that the
Bahamas recognized the
importance of bilateral and
regional cooperation in
ensuring that threats to
national security are effec-
tively and comprehensively
They also said that the
Bahamas continues to play a
vital role within the region
and sub-regional frame-
works, most recently assum-
ing the chairmanship of the
Inter-American Committee
Against Terrorism
Mr Symonette further dis-
cussed other matters of con-
cern and interest and indi-
cated that the Bahamas
looks forward to working
closely with Ms Reynoso in
her capacity as Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State
for the Western Hemi-
Discussions were also held
with the Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and
Leader of the Opposition
Perry Christie.
The officials, accompanied
by Ambassador Avant, also
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A lover of classical music,
Mr Tomlison recognized
that there was no local
option for like-minded indi-
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hopes to work closely with
the Bahamas Musical Soci-
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Having accomplished
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MAMMOTH TASK: View of Nassau Harbour with cruise ships docked Jamaican officers took a
look at the security measures in place at the harbour

ranking officers from the
Jamaica Constabulary Force
visited New Providence this
week to get a first-hand look at
the security measures in place
at Nassau Harbour.
The officers visited the port
facilities and interacted with
stakeholders all across the
downtown area.
Secuntyhas become a prime
concern at the Nassau Port
which services a wide range of
- ; t -1 i.. :
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of the Port Department at a
welcome reception for the JCF
officers at police headquarters
on Monday.
Also speaking at the recep
tion, National Security Minis-
ter Tommy Turnquest gave
some information on the num-
ber of tourists that have come
into the country within the last
"In January, between the
12th and the 18th, the port
received 80,335 guests. In
March 12-18 we received
84,108, and m July 16-22, the
port received 81,711," said Mr
"All of this speaks volumes
to the mammoth task we have
at the port to ensure that our

Over the years, a very small
portion of criminal elements
have threatened that area,
.:..r .r7 -. the Royal
Si. Force the
importance of stepping up its
efforts in protecting visitors,
Mr Turnquest said.
Pohce Commissioner Ellis-
ton Greenslade said he hopes
the JCF contingent will form a
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passengers safe m New Provi-
"That is why we're strug-

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to understand some of the mis-
steps that we've made, and we
want you to learn from some
of the experiences we've had

that may have not been good
"We could never do this as a
pohce department alone, and

Mr Turnquest said to the
JCF contingent: "If this is to
work for you as it has been
-i.l- f r us, therehasto be
workmg partner-
ships where everyone feels a
part of the process."
"I believe that unless we
deal with the front, and set an
example for ourselves, we will
never get the job done," said

Mr Greenslade.
"I want to encourage you

Deputy Superintendent of the
Jamaica Constabulary Force
"Our visit here today is a
symbol of partnership between
two Caribbean countries, the
Ministry of Tourism and the
Ministry of National Secuty."
Ms Powell said she hopes
the JCF is afforded the oppor-
tunity to return the favour to
the RBPF in future.


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FROM page one

Roberts, speaking by cell phone from
Little Whale last night, "when a gust of
wind caught the plane and we hit the
He said the plane was a total write
off. "If anyone could see the plane they
would marvel that anyone could have
come out of it alive," said Mr Roberts,
whose only concern was to keep his son
alert while they waited for the heli-
copter's arrival. He said his son was in
terrible pain.
The Roberts family was flying from
Miami with plans to stop at Little Whale
Cay in the Berry Island chain before con-
tinuing on to Nassau. It is presumed that
their plans changed when weather start-
ed to move in. And so they just flew low
over the small private island to let the
caretaker know not to expect them when
the accident occurred.
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THE HELICOPTER arrives at Odyssey Aviation at the Lynden Pindling International Air-
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The Bahamas ambassador

to US addresses PAHO

Directing Council meeting

Press Attache
Embassy of the

Addressing the Pan-Ameri-
can Health Organisation's
50th Directing Council
mc lin_2'. Bahamas Ambas-
sador to the United States
Cornelius A Smith spoke of
concerns that over 70 per
cent of persons committed
to prison in the Bahamas are
below the age of 35 and that
suicides are on the rise.
He also spotlighted the
issue of violence-related
injuries in the non-Hispanic
Caribbean as a matter of
regional health concerns.
The ambassador was
responding to the report of
PAHO Director Dr Mirta
Roses, titled "Promoting
Health, Well-being and
Human Security in The
Americas," which she deliv-
ered at PAHO headquarters
in Washington, DC.
"In the non-Hispanic
Caribbean, particular atten-
tion is given to personal
security and to the response

"Homicides disproportionately
affect males greater than
females, both as victims and as
perpetrators, with 88 per cent
of murder victims between
2005-2009 being male and 96
per cent of perpetrators being

Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States Cornelius A Smith

to violence-related injuries
which disproportionately
affect an expanded popula-
tion of persons aged 15-35
years, rather than the refer-
enced 15-24 age group as
noted on page 27 of the
(director's) report," he said.
"In (the Bahamas), 70
per cent of the persons com-
mitted to prison are younger
than 35 years of age,
although specific data
regarding the median age is
lacking. Homicides dispro-
portionately affect males
greater than females, both

as victims and as perpetra-
tors, with 88 per cent of
murder victims between
2005-2009 being male and
96 per cent of perpetrators
being male."
"The number of suicides
each year is increasing," Mr
Smith added, "and this high-
lights the need for attention
to be given to this aspect of
mental health/mental secu-
rity and the integration of
mental health programmes
in the response to violence."
Other issues he raised
included environmental

security, food security and
an anti-HIV and congenital
syphilis agenda.
Mr Smith headed the
Bahamas' delegation to the
PAHO meeting, which
included Drs Merceline
Dahl-Regis, chief medical
officer; Delon Braynen,
deputy chief medical officer,
and Cherita Moxey, senior
house officer. Bridget McK-
ay, alternate representative
from the Bahamas Perma-
nent Mission to the OAS,
was also part of the delega-
The purpose of the meet-
ing was to make new policy
decisions that addressed the
critical health problems of
the region, including pan-
demic H1N1, neglected dis-
eases and other poverty-
related infections, primary
health care, nutrition and
development for the
achievement of the Millen-
nium Development Goals,
safe hospitals, adolescent
and youth health, gender
equality, human organ
donation and transplanta-
tion, health and tourism,
family and community

PAHO MEETING: Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis was part of the
Bahamas' delegation.

The Directing Council is
made up of representatives
of all the member states and
meets once a year to analyse
and determine the general
policies of PAHO.
PAHO is an internation-
al public health agency with
more than 100 years of
experience in working to
improve health and living

standards of the countries
of the Americas. It serves as
the specialised organisation
for health of the Inter-
American System. It also
serves as the regional office
for the Americas of the
World Health Organisation
and enjoys international
recognition as part of the
United Nations system.


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Celebrated Bahamas

play enjoys revival -M IH.-.

Dundas Centre

Woman Take Two, probably
the Bahamas' best known play,
was given a thoroughly enjoy-
able revival at the 2010 Shake-
speare in Paradise festival. The
play, written in the 1970s by Tel-
cine Turner-Rolle, has been on
the BGCSE Literature syllabus
since the early days of the exam-
ination and has enjoyed two oth-
er successful runs in Nassau pri-
or to this latest production. It is
easy to appreciate why the play
sounds so many chords with its
audiences and readers, and
David Jonathan Burrows' ener-
getic direction ensures that Nas-
sau's theatergoers are not dis-
It is a play about manipula-
tion, ambition and the clash
between traditional and mod-
ern ways and brings in many
issues that we are still grappling
with today, such as teenage
pregnancy, 'sweethearting', prej-
udice against Haitian Bahami-
ans and the woman's role in a

marriage. These themes are pre-
sented with a sure comic touch,
achieved through genuine
understanding of comedic
moments and the very real
humour found in much Bahami-
an dialect.
It is also part of Turner-
Rolle's achievement to have tak-
en what could be seen on the
surface as stereotypes and create
the possibilities for fully round-

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ed characterisation that Burrows
and his actors presented to us.
These characters are not easy
to play because they defy their
stereotype and demand sensi-
tivity and thought if they are to
convince us. That this reviewer
was convinced almost all of the
time, speaks volumes for the
work done in rehearsal and the
attention paid to detail that
characterises this production.
Harold Davies, the scheming,
womanizing, unscrupulous own-
er of a construction company,
is a character the audience loves
to hate. His unabashed manipu-
lation of Haitian Bahamian
Lionel Joseph and his mistreat-
ment of and attitude to his wife
make BGCSE students and
audience members alike feel a
distinct animosity towards him.
However, Anthony Roberts
reveals some aspects of Harold
that we tend to normally over-
look: his genuine concern for his
daughter, his real pride in his
own achievements and his some-
what contradictory stance
against abortion. Playing the
central tactical maneuvering
scene with Lionel tipsy was a
stroke of real genius and such
was Roberts' sincerity that I
could almost believe that he and
his secretary would have sepa-
rate rooms on their 'business'
trip to Miami!
The central role in the play
belongs to Merline Evans, who
is bringing up her own ten-year-
old daughter and playing the
surrogate parent for her 19-year-

old niece, Beverly. Merline is a
very complex character and
Doris Jackson filled her with
righteous anger, tender sympa-
thy, straightforward good sense
and old fashioned discipline by
turns, never letting one side of
the character dominate for long.
Ms Jackson showed she is an
expert at the throwaway line -
much to the audience's delight -
and she handled the fluctuations
in her relationships with and
attitudes to Beverly and Bever-
ly's fiance Lionel with a com-
plete assurance. She has an
imposing presence, never more
so than when she was dressed
in her Lodge uniform, and I
look forward to seeing more of
her on the Nassau stage.
Another actress I would like
to see working on the stage
again is Enith Darling who
played the maid, Matilda. Her
performance was a delight from
beginning to end and, while hers
was a smaller part than most of
the others, she dominated the
stage while she was present and
delivered her remarks with the
touch of a true comedienne. Her
scene round the washtub with
Merline was beautifully paced
and pitched, never once
descending into caricature, and
she showed herself at least the
match of the excellent Ms Jack-
The play's romantic interest
centres around Beverly (Moya
Thompson) and Lionel (Terran
Brown) and although these two
young performers both gave
strong performances they did
not quite succeed in coming to
grips with all aspects of their
characters. Both were excellent
in their affectionate moments,
making their love and future
hopes very real and believable,
but neither had the range to
convince completely. To make
her rejection of Lionel persua-
sive to the audience we have to
witness the inner turmoil Bev-
erly must be going through. Miss
Thompson did succeed in mak-
ing her relationship with her
younger cousin, Jennifer, very
convincing and Brown handled
the play's penultimate scene
when Lionel propositions
Harold's wife with complete
authority. He lacked range in
his angry moments though, and
needed to have explored alter-
native methods of expressing
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sympathy for her plight when
she becomes pregnant; and
Tami Forbes, too young for Mrs
Davies and sporting a tattoo that
middle-aged women in the 1970s
would not have indulged in, was
nonetheless excellent as a
woman at her wits end with her
philandering husband.
The title of the play comes
from a traditional ringplay song
and at certain times during the
play Jennifer joined some of her
neighbours to dance, much to
her mother's chagrin. These
short interludes injected further
life and atmosphere into the
proceedings and the children are
to be congratulated on their
essential contributions. I would,
however, have liked a little more
creativity in the presentation of
these scenes to give the children
more to do than just gyrate up
and down.
All the actors are to
he compli-i

actions. Nothing was hurried
and important lines and
moments received just the right
amount of emphasis and stress.
Credit here must also go to the
director and his assistant, Deon
Simms. With a play that elicits
such riotous reactions from its
audience, actors must use their
sense of timing to ride the reac-
tions to ensure their next lines
are not lost and the cast did an
exceptional job in this regard.
Believe me, there were some
volcanic bursts of laughter and
much vocal response but the
cast calmly dealt with them and
waited to proceed.
The composite set, excellent-
ly lit by Philip Burrows, served
the play well and the use of lev-
els was particularly pleasing
while the Bahamian music,
played between scenes while
furniture was moved, added to
the general atmosphere and set-
ti, of the phv


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CHARLENE COLLIE-HARRIS, engineer and public relations representative for the New Providence Road
Improvement Project, speaks to parents and teachers of Claridge Primary.

SERGEANT GARLON ROLLE of the Traffic Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Charlene Col-
lie-Harris, engineer and public relations officer for the New Providence Road Improvement Project, give
road safety tips and an update on the road projects to parents and teachers of Claridge Primary School.

Claridge Primary PTA gets update

on Road Improvement Project

THE roads currently being
constructed in New Providence
are being built to be durable,
Charlene Collie-Harris, engi-
neer and public relations rep-
resentative for the New Provi-
dence Road Improvement Pro-
ject (NPRIP), told the Parents
Teachers Association of Clar-
idge Primary School.
"We're not just paving
roads," said Mrs Collie-Harris.
"We're removing what's there
and making proper roads that
last long and have the correct
Mrs Collie-Harris and
Sergeant Garlon Rolle of the
Traffic Division of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force offered
the administration and parents
of Claridge Primary an update
along with safety tips for cross-
ing the roads as part of an
island-wide information cam-
paign on the NPRIP.

"So far the road works are in
line with our objectives includ-
ing provision of sidewalks,
drainage, underground utilities,
proper signage and street light-
ing among others," said Mrs
Sgt Rolle said there are too
many traffic accidents occurring
in New Providence with more
than 90 accidents in one week.
"We have to do a better job
in the way we drive," he said.
He appealed to parents and
teachers to use their signals and
seat belts. Furthermore, "Be
mindful of your safety, your
children's safety and the safety
of others. Stay off the phone
while driving, be patient and
manage your time. Be courte-
ous to other drivers don't
block the road when purchas-
ing your newspaper and cell
phone cards. Use signals and
stop signs," said Sgt Rolle.




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Maintains and repairs electrical equipment and auxiliaries such as generators
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diagrams, testing, calibrating, and installing electrical components. This also
involves overhauling and cleaning motors.
Troubleshoots and repairs gas turbines and auxiliaries by interpreting
electrical schematics and performing diagnostic tests.
Installs and calibrates electrical equipment according to schematics, such as
lighting sensors, telephone and computer cables, electrical trip assembly.
Performs mechanical repairs on engines by replacing worn parts.
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Assistant Manager Human Resources Department, Bahamas Electricity
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'Limited resources'

hampering efforts

to police operators

FROM page one

is to oversee the safe oper-
ation of all the companies
that are authorised AOC
holders (aircraft operator
certificate)," said Hubert
Adderley, director of the
Flight Standards Inspec-
"It is not that we don't
watch out and go after
unlicensed operators, but
we have limited resources
and we put those
resources to work the best
way we can," said Mr
The practice of hacking
is "rampant" in the
Bahamas, and for years
the authorities have strug-
gled to crack down on the
illegal activity.

With the manpower lim-
itations, Mr Adderley said
the authorities would be
forced to neglect other
responsibilities if every
day they "continually" ran
behind private aircraft
owners, who are some-
times responsible for hack-
"As long as there is a
demand by the public for
that type of service it will
continue. What we are try-
ing to do is educate the
public so when they come
to travel they will be
aware of what to look
for," said Mr Adderley.
Although there are avi-
ation regulations that state
individuals should not

advertise charter services
if they are not AOC hold-
ers, "it is not possible to
catch everyone who does
that," said Mr Adderley.
The Ministry of Touris-
m's website lists at least
35 different airline com-
panies that operate sched-
uled air services and char-
ter flights. Only 15 of
those 35 companies are
listed on the Department
of Civil Aviation's list of
33 authorised Bahamian
AOC holders.
Companies on that list
are the only charter oper-
ators authorised to pro-
vide inter island charter
Some of the other com-
panies listed on the web-
site are US registered air-
lines with authorisation to
fly from the United States
to the Bahamas.
"A foreign company
cannot do inter island
charters. If an American
company is coming into
the Bahamas to an island,
like Crooked Island, which
is not a port of entry, they
can stop at a port of entry
to clear their passengers
and then take them on to
Crooked Island. They can-
not fly throughout the
islands and pick up pas-
sengers," said a officer at
the Civil Aviation Depart-
There are other compa-
nies that may not be AOC
holders that affiliate them-
selves with authorised
charter operators. They
function as a marketing
company and hire an AOC

holder to deliver their car-
go or transport passengers.
Twin Air Calypso, a US
registered charter compa-
ny, sometimes carries pas-
sengers for Reggie
Express Services, a com-
pany advertising Bahami-
an charters, according to
Tribune sources.
There are many cate-
gories of charter opera-
tors. Some US registered
companies, who do not
operate regular charters to
the Bahamas, can apply
for a temporary charter
license. Once that license
expires, however, they are
not authorised to transport
commercial passengers
and cargo to the Bahamas.
Bahamian passengers
are urged to use discretion
when chartering flights to
the Bahamas and between
the islands of the
"In many instances, a
pilot may purchase an air-
craft for private or per-
sonal use and have insur-
ance coverage for this spe-
cific purpose. However,
when the pilot uses his air-
craft for commercial pur-
poses, more than likely he
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FROM page one

of Assembly, Mr Ingraham
drew attention to the continu-
ing land dispute between
Arawak Homes and these
homeowners who have also
claimed ownership of the said
Describing Arawak Homes
as the "PLP chairman's com-
pany," Mr Ingraham said that
the PLP cannot claim to be the
party of the poor any longer.
"The PLP chairman's com-
pany is knocking down peo-
ple's houses. The chairman of
the PLP. And the PLP is
silent! They can't open their
mouth. Mum's the word!
Mum! Intimidated by their
own chairman, and claiming
to be friends of the poor. What
poor? They knock their hous-
es down!" Mr Ingraham
When interrupted by a num-
ber of Opposition members
from their seats on the issue,
Mr Ingraham challenged the
PLP's leader, Perry Christie
to "stand up" and have his say
on the issue. However, Mr
Christie did not oblige the
Prime Minister.
When contacted yesterday
for comment on the matter,
the PLP's chairman, Mr
Roberts said that he was only
singled out as a shareholder

FROM page one

Melanie Taylor, 36, said her t
er Dwayne Taylor, 40, a scrap
worker who lives in the rema
half of the duplex, was warne
to alert the media his brother's
was being demolished or he
would lose his property.
Maxwell Taylor, 42, also a
metal worker, had been inform
Arawak Homes Ltd in June thE
home he lived in with his chi
and girlfriend would be demol
as it had been built on the devel<
land and stood in the way of a
they had planned.
But Mr Taylor had vowed to
for his property before he d
peared at sea on July 17 as he he
from Nassau to Abaco with
employees in a 19ft boat.
Arawak Homes then steppe
their pursuit of the property
informed Dwayne Taylor his b
er's half of the duplex wou
demolished on Friday, Ms T
Although the home was un
pied and Arawak Homes Ltd a

PM: Bradley

Roberts has

PLP over Arawak
Homes issue
of Arawak Homes by the
Prime Minister purely because
of "dirty, nasty, no-good poli-
"Mr Ingraham only had to
look on his left or on his right,
wherever Tommy Turnquest
(leader of Government Busi-
ness) was and he would see
another shareholder of
Arawak Homes. So my ques-
tion is why didn't Mr Ingra-
ham ask why did Mr Turn-
quest knock down the homes?
Why didn't Mr Ingraham ask
about the prominent pastor
who is a shareholder in
Arawak Homes.
"Mr Ingraham is not con-
cerned that Arawak Homes is
the legitimate owner of that
property. Mr Ingraham is the
worse for this country. He has
brought this country to its
knees and the worse part is,
he has no idea how to return
economic prosperity to this
country. Mr Ingraham is what
he is, a political parasite," Mr
Roberts claimed.

Home demoli
to wait until Monday to d
Mr Taylor, who lives next
his girlfriend and their si
was warned not to speak
would also lose his home,
"My brother Dwayne i
speak out because they
would break down his buil
the 36-year-old of Dean S
"He doesn't have the
fight them so he can't take
of losing everything he's g
"They said if he brou
media there would be no
ing, so he didn't get invol'
The incident only eme
Ms Taylor spoke out at a p
ing about the continuing la
between Arawak Hom
Tuesday evening.
Mr Taylor was reported
Arawak Homes Ltd tha
own his home if he paid $
the property, but Ms T
Arawak Homes Ltd has :
duce any documents to p






Residents and pro s

can t say a word!


Minister forced to withdraw Baha Mar reaches
agreement over

allegations against MP loan on hotels
FROM page one
FROM page one I think that that is wrong,
page and I think the Member resort development, and
Should apologize and with- Baha Mar officials say this
To this, Mr Russell said draw those statements shows ScotiaBank and its
:hat he was only following in because clearly he is refer- partners have confidence in
:he footsteps of what Mr ring to me in a dishonourable the project and its econom-
ibson had done to him dur- 4 way and my privilege is being ic potential.
ng a previous sitting of the breached." In a statement issued yes-
House of Assembly. Mr Russell was then terday, the company said:
Mr Russell: "Mr Speaker, I advised by the Speaker of the "With this settlement, the
have at least six more of House, Alvin Smith, to with- commencement of the Baha
these instances to talk about draw his remarks if he was Mar world-class develop-
:hat I will talk about over the not able to provide some evi- ment project is now in a
next year with my colleague dence to corroborate it. position to move forward,
(motioning to the FNM MP Mr Russell: "Mr Speaker, subject to the project receiv-
for Garden Hills, Brensil there is no difference ing the necessary approvals
Rolle)." between what I did this from the government of the
Opposition MPs jumped morning, and what the Mem- Bahamas."
nto action and began to ber did (a few weeks ago)." Sarkis Ismirlian, chairman
protest Mr Russell's remarks; The wrangle continued and CEO of Baha Mar,
chief among them the PLP's between Mr Russell and a said: "We and the Scotia-
MP for Golden Gates. ALLEGATIONS: few seated PLP MPs for a Bank-led syndicate have
Mr Gibson: "Mr Speaker, Kenneth Russell few minutes before his ini- worked very hard over
when the MP for High Rock tial exchange was eventually these past several weeks to
began his presentation, he about paying out $1,000. withdrawn. reach a settlement that
began by referring to the Then he went on talking how The comments, however, serves the best interests of
Member for Golden Gates. the former minister came in were not expunged from the all parties, and should also
Then he went on talking and now he has more than records of the House of benefit the Bahamas.
about how contractors talked he came in with. Mr Speaker, Assembly. "I want to thank the Sco-
tiaBank-led syndicate for
S he their continued support of
AH ownership of her brothers' property have sought representation from the Baha Mar. In reaching this
II U which was allocated by government Nassau Village and Sea Breeze Prop- settlement, both sides
following a land dispute 15 years ago. erty Owners Association and lawyer accommodated each other,
emolish it, Arawak Homes Ltd president Fra- Carl Bethel, chairman of the FNM. with the ultimate goal of ful-
door with non Wilson did not mention the fresh Minister of Lands and Surveys ly repayin the lenders for
x children, destruction when he met with Byran Woodside is acting as a medi- their outstanding goal
out or he reporters at his offices in Shirley ator in the dispute and although he Mr Ismirlian added:
Ms Taylor Street on Monday morning, as resi- confirmed the property was demol- "With this agreement in
dents and property owners from the ished by Arawak Homes on Monday, place, we are hopeful the
s afraid to Pinewood Gardens area protested he declined to comment on the mat- government of the Bahamas
said they outside. ter but said he would release an offi- will move expeditiously to
ding," said Hundreds of property owners and cial statement soon. provide the necessary
street, Nas- residents in the Pinewood Gardens Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham approvals as they recently
area fear they will lose their homes as took the opportunity to attack the said they would so that we
money to Arawak Homes Ltd maintains there PLP over Arawak Homes Ltd's can com thi rct
the chance is widespread trespass on their land. destruction of property in the House which holds such significant
;ot. Maxwell Taylor's home is the sec- of Assembly yesterday. economic and job benefits
ght in the ond to be demolished by the real He alluded to PLP chairman for the Bahamas, and which
o negotiat- estate developer after Frederick and Bradley Roberts' interest in Arawak will transform the Bahamas
ved." Maria Wood's home in Sir Lynden Homes when he said to Opposition into one of the premier
rged when Pindling Estates was knocked down members: "I'm talking about the global resort destinations."
public meet- on September 24. chairman of your party knocking a The company expects to
ind dispute Arawak Homes Ltd declined to church down, and knocking a house start construction later this
es Ltd on comment on the recent demolition, down when people are living in it. year, and eventually emplo
but is expected to release a detailed "Stop it! stop it! 11,000 Bahamians and inject
dly told by report tomorrow, identifying the "And the person who is the princi- $1 billion into the economy
t he could homes, properties and names of res- pal of this company who is knocking in the first year of opera-
$60,000 for idents and property owners whose these houses down was honoured by tion
aylor said homes and land the company lays your party...elevated to a stalwart See Tribune Business
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Amertil wins 400 heat

Senior Sports Reporter

NEW DELHI, India Christine
Amertil ran 52.08 to easily win the first of
five heats in the women's 400 at the XIX
Commonwealth Games yesterday.
Her nearest rival was Carline Muir of
Canada in 52.21. Amertil had the sec-
ond fastest time behind Amantle
Monthsho, who won heat two in 51.56.

Tonight, Amertil is scheduled to run
out of lane six in the second of three
heats in the semifinal.
The first two finishers and the next
two best performers will advance to Fri-
day's final.
Starting today's competition for the
Bahamas will be Trevor Barry as the last
of 12 competitors in Group A of the
men's high jump.
And national champion Donald
Thomas will be fourth out of a field of 11

in the B Group. The automatic qualifying
height is 2.16 metres.
In addition, three competitors will fol-
low in the preliminaries of the men's 400.
Grand Bahamian Michael Mathieu will
be the first out in heat one, lane five.
Ramon Miller will follow in heat two,
lane eight, and Andretti Bain will be in
heat three, lane three.
The first three in each heat and the
six best performers will advance to the
semifinals on Friday.

Griffith, Rolle advance to semis

Senior Sports Reporter

NEW DELHI, India Adrian Grif-
fith, turning in a personal best time in
the 100m, led the three Bahamian qual-
ifiers on the first day of competition in
athletics at the XIX Commonwealth
The first to compete for the Bahamas,
Griffith clocked 10.19 seconds (lower-
ing his previous PR of 10.23 he did at
the BAAA National Open Champi-
onships in July) for second place in the
first of eight heats behind England's
Mark Anthony Lewis-Francis, who
stopped the clock in a season's best of
10.15, the fastest time recorded.
Griffith, the second fastest qualifier,
was joined by Jamial Rolle (second in
heat six in 10.46 followed by Jamaica's
Lerone Clarke in 10.28)) and Rodney
Green, third in heat eight in 10.45. The
heat was won by Trinidad & Tobago's
Aaron Armstrong in 10.35, as they all
advanced to the second round.
Later in the evening, only Griffith and
Rolle advanced to today's semifinal. This
time, Griffith had to settle for third in

ADVANCE: Griffith (left) and Rolle.

heat one in 10.30 with Lewis-Francis win-
ning in 10.20 and Ghana's Aziz Zakara
second in 10.27, while Rolle was fourth in
heat four in a season's best of 10.39. His
heat was won by Clarke in 10.19.
The fastest time in the second round
went to Egwero Oghoghene of Nigeria in
10.13. In that heat, Green ran 10.50 for
sixth, but he failed to advance to the
Looking back at his performance, Grif-
fith said he had a pretty good race and
was quite thrilled with the time.
"It was actually my most comfortable
race. It was smooth and I just went out

there and executed," he said. "I shut it
off, so I know I still have more in the
tank. I was in lane two all by myself, so I
didn't have any pressure. I just went out
there and executed and did what I had to
do. I thank God for everybody who was
supporting me."
In the second round, after leading the
race, Griffith said he got a little too over-
confident and wasn't able to maintain
his composure. But as he prepares for
the semifinals, he said he will definitely
make the necessary adjustments. He is
slated to run out of lane eight in the first
of two heats with Armstrong on the side
of him in seven. Clarke is in six and
Zakari is in five.
Rolle is set to run out of lane one in
the second heat. Jamaica's Oshane Bailey
is in lane six and Lewis-Francis is in sev-
en. The first three in each heat and the
next two best performers will advance
to the final in the last event of the night.
"10.19, I'm very much in it. It's any-
body's race. All of the guys are close,"
said Griffith, as he prepares for today's
"The best man will come out on top. I
feel I have the ability to be right there
with the field."

Carl Hield's quickest

international victory

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( Jet lag hits Marvin Rolle in loss to Englishman


Senior Sports Reporter

NEW DELHI, India Marvin
Rolle knew sooner or later the jet lag
was going to take its effect.
In his fourth match in three days
after arriving at the XIX Common-
wealth Games on a 13-plus hour flight
on Sunday, Rolle gave it all he had
until he had nothing left yesterday as
he suffered an exhausting 6-4, 6-3
defeat at the hands of England's Josh
Goodall, the No.8 seed in the men's
singles draw.
"The jet lag was kicking in a bit. I
couldn't open my eyes," said Rolle
after he struggled to complete the




* Larikah Russell ousted in singles
* Rolle and Russell fall in mixed doubles
* Fountain, Russell lose in women's doubles

match. "I couldn't react to his serve, I
was real slow on the ball. I just didn't
have it today."
On a day when the Bahamas saw
all of its remaining players eliminated
from the tennis competition, Rolle
stuck in there with Goodall and he
made the Englishman work for every
point he got. Rather than just giving
up, point after point, Rolle found the
intestinal fortitude to make it an excit-
ing match.

In the first set, he fell behind a
break 3-1, but he mustered up enough
energy to hold on with an ace for a 3-
2 deficit. Goodall returned the favour
in the next game and they both held
serve the rest of the set. And in the
final game, Goodall ended it with an
To start the second set, Rolle
returned the favour when he opened
with an ace to hold at 1-0. They were
tied at 1-1 and 2-2 before Goodall got



a break at 3-2 and again at 6-3 to
secure the match.
Rolle admitted that if he had to do
it all over again, he would have defi-
nitely tried to come in at least five
days before the games got started so
that he could properly adjust to the cli-
mate and the time difference.
Both he and Devin Mullings arrived
on Sunday, while Rodney Carey Jr
came on Tuesday, just in time to walk
right on the court to play.
"I think if we had come more pre-
pared, we could have done better as a
team," said Rolle of the first round
exit by both Mullings and Carey and
the doubles combo of himself and

SEE page 18



JET LAG: Marvin Rolle.


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Senior Sports Reporter

NEW DELHI, India -
Calling it his time to shine,
Carl Hield posted his quickest
victory in an international
tournament yesterday, setting
the pace for what the boxing
team anticipates will be a
great showing at the XIX
Commonwealth Games.
In the fourth bout of the
evening session, Hield hardly
worked up a sweat as he con-
nected on a barrage of punch-
es that forced referee Ross
Stublay to stop his welter-
weight bout against Hubert
Lucien of Dominica one
minute and 36 seconds into
the first round. It was just
short of the 20-second victory
that he posted during a tour-
nament in Cuba.
In fact, the bout was over
from the first 30 seconds
when Hield posted two quick
points on the scoreboard. He
came right back in the next
30 seconds and added two
more. He then caught Lucien
in the first flurry as Stublay
stepped in to administer a
standing eighth count. Hield
continued the onslaught and
again Stublay had to inter-
vene, this time calling the
bout off after he issued the
second eight count.
"First of all, I want to give
God thanks for the strength
and knowledge to go into the
ring to do my fight," said a
jubilant Hield, who was wav-
ing a miniature Bahamian flag
that he carried into the ring.
"Second of all, I want to
thank my coaches for moti-
vating me. This is just the
beginning. We're going to
take it one fight at a time.
We're bringing home the gold
"My coaches told me to
box, but if I could take him
out, then go for it. I saw the
knockout, so I went for it,"
Hield said.
Hield's boost of confidence
for the gold was ignited by
the fact that he didn't give
Lucien a chance to get into
the fight. In fact, Lucien was
on the defensive from the bell
rang as he was never able to
connect a single shotat Hield,
who is now slated to go on to
face Muhammad Farkhan. He
went the full three rounds
before he won an 8-1 decision
over Kokole Paneng.
"We recorded the fight of
the next guy and so we're
going to look it over and


forced to stop


bout against


come up with a plan," Hield
said. "By Friday, we will
know what to do."
Head coach Andre Sey-
mour said he was really
impressed with Hield's per-
formance. "We're going to
take one bout at a time
because as we go on, it's going
to get tougher," he pointed
out. "I've seen the boxer from
Malaysia, so we will study him
some more and go from there.
But the performance tonight
was extremely good. I told
him to keep everything off the
jab. If the guy was ready to
fall, take him out. He didn't
need to be in the ring too long
because anything could hap-
pen and that was what he
Seymour said Hield just
simply went into the ring and
executed what he was told.
Assistant coach Floyd Sey-
mour said Hield's confidence
is so high that they can
already taste the medal.
Carl has been in this busi-
ness for a very long time. He's
one of the elite athletes. But
nobody in this class could
touch him," he said. "We're
going to show everybody that
Carl deserves this gold medal.
He's a Bahamian. We can't
be beaten."
Watching in the stands was
Valentino Knowles, who has a
shorter road to take to get a
shot at a medal. "I feel that it
SEE page 16

Daniel Gibson captures Optimist National Championship title

A TOTAL of 36 boats com-
peted in the championship
fleet of the 2010 Bahamas
Optimist National Champi-
onship in Montagu Bay last
There were sailors from
Nassau, Long Island, Abaco,
Freeport, Governor's Harbour
and Harbour Island. Three
races were sailed Saturday in
light wind conditions and four
races were completed on Sun-
day in eight to 11 knot winds.
Fourteen-year-old Daniel
Gibson of Nassau was
crowned this year's champion.
"Daniel sailed consistently,
finishing among the top six
sailors in all races except for a
seventh place in race number
two. This is the first time he
is awarded the Geoffrey
Holowesko Trophy. Congrat-
ulations Daniel," according to
a press statement.
Finishing second in the

Gisnoassau aftr isvicoy
Photo by Robert Dunkley

regatta was Spencer
Cartwright from Nassau and
third place went to Long
Islander Tyler Cartwright.
Forty five boats competed
in the less experienced green
fleet and six races were com-
pleted. With a second place in
the first race and five first
place finishes in the subse-
quent races, 11-year-old Paul
de Souza of Nassau won the
regatta followed by Harbour
Islanders Laquille Cleare in
second position and Wesley
Cleare in third. "There was a
total of 81 boats competing in
the 2010 junior National
Championship in Montagu
Bay and 52 of these boats
came from the family islands.
"This is the largest out
island representation that we
have ever had in the junior
national championship and it
is the first time the family
island boats have outnum-

Comm. Games track starts

on time amid transit strike

AP Sports Writer

After averting the embar-
rassment of having to delay
the start of competition
Wednesday because of a dam-
aged track, organizers of the
Commonwealth Games were
dealing with a transit driver
Competition started on
time for the track and field
events Wednesday, to the sur-
prise of some commentators.
Olympic triple jump champi-
on Jonathan Edwards, who
saw the condition of the track
and the infield on the eve of
the events, had described it
as "beyond anything that I
A last-minute rush to fix
and clean sections of the track
and repair turf in the infield
- caused by vehicle and
human traffic during Sunday's
spectacular opening ceremony
- got the stadium in good
enough shape for the interna-
tional track federation to
approve it for competition
hours before athletes were set
to race.
England's Mark Lewis-
Francis won the first heat in a
men's 100-meter field. World
champion Usain Bolt did not
compete, joining several high-
profile athletes who withdrew
before the event.
Uganda's Moses Ndiema
Kipsiro won the first gold
medal of the track pro-
gramme, holding off Kenya's
Olympic silver medalist Eli-
ud Kipchoge to finish in 13
minutes, 31.25 seconds.
Indian shooters collected
two of the other three gold
medals at the range Wednes-
day and the host country fin-
ished day three of competi-
tion with 11 gold medals and
24 medals overall.
Australia leads the way
with 21 gold medals and 46
overall after 53 events. Its
cyclists collected the first
three golds at the velodrome
on Wednesday.
James Goddard won the
200 backstroke, helping Eng-
land boost its tally to six golds
and 26 medals overall.
Press Trust of India report-
ed that 800 bus drivers had
stopped turning up for Com-
monwealth Games duties
because of long working
hours and heavy security, but
organizers were bringing in
more than 900 local drivers
to replace them. Most are
local school bus drivers who
are not busy because school
and college students are on
The driver boycott wasn't
among the problems Com-
monwealth Games Federa-
tion president Mike Fennell
and local organising commit-
tee chairman Suresh Kalmadi
addressed at a news confer-
ence Wednesday, where Fen-
nell assured that "all systems
are go" for the track and field
Kalmadi, asked why most
stadiums were almost empty
on the third day of competi-
tion, said an additional 50,000
tickets had been sold Tues-
He'd earlier said organis-
ers might have to give away
tickets for free to children and
low-income people to fill the
Another technical glitch

SAFETY PRECAUTION: A worker fumigates the Dr S.P. Mukherjee
Aquatics Stadium, one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games,
to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that have caused an outbreak
of dengue fever in New Delhi, India. Thousands of municipal workers
were spraying the worst affected areas with anti-mosquito spray,
and larvae-eating fish have been released in waterways.
(AP Photo)

which upset some boxers at
the weigh-in was fixed, with
Kalmadi saying faulty scales
had been checked, and "all
10 were found to be OK."
World record holder Gagan
Narang has been on target at
the shooting range to help
shift some of the spotlight to
sports. After helping India
claim its first gold of the
games on Tuesday, he shot a
perfect 600 in qualifying for
the 10-meter Air Rifle and set
a games record 103.6 points
in the final round to win his
second New Delhi gold at
the expense of compatriot and
Beijing Olympic champion
Abhinav Bindra.
Jason Dunford, a US-based
swimmer, won Kenya's first
gold of the games in the 50-
meter butterfly, holding off
returning veteran Geoff
Huegill of Australia and for-
mer world record holder
Roland Schoeman of South
The Commonwealth
Games an Olympic-style

competition held every four
years bring together more
than 6,000 athletes and offi-
cials from 71 countries and
territories. India wanted the
games, which ended up cost-
ing between $3 billion and $10
billion, to showcase its emer-
gence as a growing economic
power and possibly attract a
future Olympics.
But construction delays,
corruption allegations, con-
cerns about security and
heavy monsoons put prepa-
rations for the games way
behind schedule, with com-
plaints about unfinished and
filthy accommodations in the
athletes' village embarrassing
the hosts.
Fennell admitted that all
the negative attention hurt.
"I think that a lot of the
adverse publicity leading up
to the games has turned off
some people, there is no ques-
tion about that," Fennell said.
"You can't hide that. We
need to rebuild it so the
games can be successful."

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bered the New Providence
boats," said the release.
John Lawrence, president
of the Bahamas Sailing Asso-
ciation, said this is definitely
a positive sign for the future of
sailing in the Bahamas.
"There were four boats
from Abaco, 16 from Grand
Bahama, 10 from Long Island,
29 from New Providence, six
from Governor's Harbour and
16 from Harbour Island," he
Said regatta chairman Fran-
cisco de Cardenas: "Great to
see so many boats out on the
water." He thanked all the
sponsors for their continuous
support Bahamas Waste,
Cable Bahamas, Coca-Cola,
Sun-Tee, Kerzner Interna-
tional, KFC, KPMG, Ministry
of Tourism, Odyssey Aviation
Bahamas, Panama Jack, RBC
and Rotary Club of East Nas-

Group trying to buy Liverpool

LONDON (AP) Whatever you do, Liverpool fans,
don't call your prospective new American owners the Yan-
The owners of the Boston Red Sox are trying to buy
the financially ailing Liverpool football club for 300 million
pounds ($477 million) about half the asking price of
the current American owners.
If approved, it would unite two of the most storied fran-
chises in sports the soccer Reds, one of the most deco-
rated teams in old England, and the baseball Red Sox, the
oldest pro team in New England.
They have a lot in common.
Both have red uniforms in fact, Liverpool players
also wear red socks and both have a proud heritage
that includes championships and long periods of agonizing
Each has its iconic symbols: from Fenway Park to
Anfield; from the Green Monster to the Shankly Gates;
from "Sweet Caroline" to "You Never Walk Alone"; from
the Citgo sign to the "This Is Anfield" sign.
The Red Sox also had the Curse of the Bambino the
sale of slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees that
was finally snapped when they won the World Series in 2004
after a wait of 86 years. They won the title again in 2007.
Liverpool fans hope John Henry's New England Sports
Ventures can spark a similar revival of their debt-riddled
club, which has fallen on hard times since winning its 18th
and last English league crown in 1990. Liverpool is off to its
worst start since 1953 and is in the relegation zone after los-
ing last week to Blackpool.




Djokovic and


advance at

China Open

seeded Novak Djokovic
advanced to the quarterfinals
of the China Open after
American Mardy Fish with-
drew with a left ankle injury.
Top-seeded Caroline Woz-
niacki defeated Sara Errani
6-4, 6-2, while Francesca Schi-
avone rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-
1 victory over Vera Dushev-
Nikolay Davydenko edged
Marin Cilic 7-5, 7-5. He'll face
American John Isner, who
beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-
6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 in a match that
featured a combined 33 aces.
Qualifier Michael Berrer
fell to Gilles Simon 6-7 (6),
6-4, 7-6 (4).
Second-seeded Vera
Zvonereva moved into the
quarterfinals after defeating
Maria Kirilenko 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Shahar Peer cruised past
Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-2,
while Angelique Kerber
defeated Alexandra Dulgheru
6-2, 6-1.




to quarters

at Japan


TOKYO (AP) Spain's
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
advanced to the quarterfinals
of the Japan Open with a 7-6
(5), 6-4 win Wednesday over
compatriot Feliciano Lopez.
Garcia-Lopez saved four
break points to defeat the
sixth-seeded Lopez.
Radek Stepanek of the
Czech Republic advanced
with a 5-7, 7-6 (7) 4-1 win over
Marco Chiudinelli, who
retired with a lower back
Jarkko Nieminen of Fin-
land defeated Daniel
Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 7-6 (8).
Dmitry Tursunov, ranked
432nd after thee left ankle
surgeries, outlasted Richard
Gasquet 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-4 to
make his first quarterfinal
since July 2009.
Top-seeded Nadal and sec-
ond-seeded Andy Roddick
play their second-round
matches on Thursday.

Venus Williams'

2010 season over

AP Tennis Writer

VENUS Williams is done
for the season because of a
left knee injury that has side-
lined her for most of the sec-
ond half of 2010.
In a statement released to
The Associated Press on
Wednesday, the seven-time
Grand Slam champion said
she is "very disappointed to
announce that I will be unable
to play" in the WTA Tour
Championships at the end of
October, and the Fed Cup
final between the United
States and Italy at San Diego
in November.
"I have been getting treat-
ment and therapy on my knee
and have been making
progress, but unfortunately
must continue to keep weight
off my knee for the short term
and won't be ready to return
to competition in 2010,"
Williams said. "I am looking
forward to returning to full
health in time for the start of
2011 season and hopefully
having the opportunity to play
in both the Fed Cup and
WTA Championships next
She is No. 3 in this week's
WTA rankings and went 38-7
with two titles in singles, and
18-1 with three titles in dou-
bles this season, earning more
than $2.5 million in prize
But Williams hasn't played
anywhere since losing in three
sets to eventual champion
Kim Clijsters in the US Open
semifinals on September 10.
That will turn out to have
been the 30-year-old Ameri-
can's only tournament
appearance over the final six
months of the year.
After being upset in the
Wimbledon quarterfinals on
June 29 by a woman ranked
82nd, Williams was out of
action until playing in the first
round of the US Open on
August 30. That's because
Williams sprained her left
kneecap shortly before she
was supposed to enter a hard-
court tournament at Cincin-
nati in early August. The
injury kept her out of another
US Open tuneup at Montreal
that month, too.
It was an up-and-down sea-
son for Williams, who has
been using crutches to keep
weight off her left leg.
She was one of two women
who reached at least the
fourth round at all four Grand
Slam tournaments in 2010 -
but she made it past the quar-
terfinals only at the US Open.
Her singles titles both came
in February at Dubai,

SEASON OVER: Venus Williams wipes her face during
round match at the US Open tournament in New York.

United Arab Emirates, on
hard courts and at Acapulco,
Mexico, on clay. Her doubles
titles, all while paired with
younger sister Serena, came
at the Australian Open,
French Open and Madrid.
In August, Venus and Ser-
ena who has been sidelined
since having surgery on her
right foot in July both told
the US Tennis Association
they planned to play against
Italy in the November 6-7 Fed
Cup final on an indoor hard
court at the San Diego Sports
"I spoke to Carlos (Flem-
ing, Venus' agent) today and
learned that Venus is done
for the rest of the season with
a left knee injury. It's unfor-
tunate that Venus is hurt
again and won't be able to
play in the Fed Cup final,"
US Fed Cup captain Mary

Joe Fernandez saic
day. "We wish her
recovery so that sl
for next year."
Neither William
peted for the U.S
team since 200'
Williams owns a 1
record in Fed Ci
including 14-2 in si
last participated ii
The USTA still e
ena Williams to
team for the match
The rest of the
includes 2009 US C
terfinalist Melan
Bethanie Mattek-:
leading doubles pl
The United Sta
won a Fed Cup t
2000 and lost to It
year's final.

Olympic 100m

champ Fraser gets

6-month doping ban

MONACO (AP) World and Olympic 100-meter
champion Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica was suspended for
six months Wednesday after failing a doping test.
Fraser will be ineligible to compete until January 7, the
IAAF announced. She was provisionally suspended by
the track and field governing body in June after she test-
ed positive for the drug oxycodone at the Diamond League
meet May 23 in Shanghai.
Fraser had a dental procedure shortly before flying to
China for the meet. She said she took a painkiller because
of a toothache.
Fraser won gold in the 100 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics,
leading a Jamaican sweep. She won the 2009 world title in

TO shows he's still

got a lot left at age 36

AP Sports Writer

With one big game, Terrell
Owens made his point. He's
nowhere near finished.
The 36-year-old receiver
had trouble finding a team
that would take him this off-
season, something he took as
a snub. The Cincinnati Ben-
gals finally signed him, and
he's their leading receiver
after four games.
SOne of the league's best,
rf Owens had 10 catches for
222 yards Sunday in a 23-20
loss at Cleveland. He moved
into second place on the
A career list for yards receiving,
trailing only former 49ers
teammate Jerry Rice. He
became the oldest receiver in
NFL history to have a 200-
yard game, and the only one
this season.
a semifinal "I think it was an eye-open-
er for a lot of people out there
(AP Photo) that have said a lot of nega-
tive things about me, as far as
d Wedne I've lost a step, I can't play,"
SWaednes- Owens said on Wednesday.
r a speedy Owens still chafes at the
ie is ready way teams ignored him after
SBuffalo let him go following
s has con- his one season there. The
Fed Cup Bengals gave him a tryout,
7-4 career then signed Antonio Bryant
p7 career instead. Bryant's knee pre-
up action, vented him from being ready
singles. She for training camp, so Cincin-
i the 2007 nati signed Owens to take his
S spot opposite Chad Ochocin-
xpects Ser- co.
be on the
be on e Owens wanted to prove
hes against something to the teams that
US roster passed on him.
U" rostr They think I'm over the
pen quar- hill and I can't play and I've
ie Oudin,
Sands and lost a step and things of that
Sands and nature," he said. "It's disap-
ayer Liezel pointing to be in that situa-
tes hasn't tion. All along I've told you
ttes hasn't guys: I knew I could play this
tle inc game. But if you listen to cer-
aly in last tain guys GMs, scouts our
what-have-you that assess film

TOUCHDOWN: Bengals wide
receiver Terrell Owens catches
a 78-yard touchdown pass in the
second quarter of Sunday's game
in Cleveland.
(AP Photo)

- and for whatever reason
they say that I can't play, I
think that's ignorance.
"Who says just because
you're in your 30s you can't
play? Like, who dictates that?
No man can dictate that. And
I think I showed that in the
game this past Sunday."
The Browns double-teamed
Ochocinco, blitzed quarter-
back Carson Palmer and left
Owens with single coverage
much of the time. He tore it
up. Owens caught passes on
short and intermediate routes,
and had a 78-yard touchdown
on a sideline route, pulling
away from a stumbling
He did it all.
"If you want to single-cover
me, then fine," Owens said.
"If you want to blitz, then do
what you've got to do. But if
you think that I can't play this
game at a high level and put
up the numbers that I did,
you're in for a rude awaken-


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Mullings. "But that's how it
went, so we have to live with
it. I would have liked to get
some better results here."
Also yesterday, Larikah
Russell, who teamed up with
Rolle in mixed doubles on
Monday (losing in the first
round as well), played the top
seed Anastasia Rodionova of
Australia in the second round
of the women's singles. Rodi-
onova, a native of Russia,
pulled off a 6-1, 6-3 decision
to oust Russell.
"I think the match went
pretty well. I was nervous at
the beginning because she was
the No.1 seed," Russell said.
"But I said I could play tennis
too and so I settled down, I
started to stroke the ball and
I felt much more comfortable
in my game. I was really
impressed with how I played.'
Russell seemed to have
been intimidated and ended
up getting broken at 2-1, 4-1
and 6-1 as the Aussie turned
up the heat.
In the second set, it was a
completely different story.
Russell was much more
focused. She took Rodiono-
va to a few advantage points
and was able to hold her serve
until the eighth game. That
was when the Australian
sealed the deal with a break at
5-3. She went on to hold serve
for the match.
"In the first set, I was still
overwhelmed, but I was hap-
py that I was able to settle
down, play my game and had
fun," she said. "I just needed
to keep a few more balls in

play because she looked like
she was getting tired. This is
just going to motivate me to
go back and train hard
because I know I can hang
with them."
Russell said her only regret
is that she can't get into the
US on a visa to play on the
satellite circuit. She said she's
going to have to pursue
another avenue to play pro-
fessionally because she's con-
fident that she has the ability
to be a top- ranked player.
Coach Leo Rolle said
despite the fact that they lost,
the players all played well.
"Larikah played well today.
Had she kept a few more balls
on court, it would have made
a big difference," Rolle said.
"Even after the match, she
realized that she was in the
match, had she kept a few
more balls in play. She's right
there. She just needs to get
some more exposure at this
As for his son Marvin,
Rolle said he came out too
"He didn't have that get up
and go. I didn't have a chance
to really sit down with him
and find out what happened,
but it was quite clear that he
could have made the match a
little more interesting."
Before the day was done,
Russell and Nikkita Fountain
came back to play their sec-
ond round women's doubles
match. They faced the top
ranked team of Rodionova
and Sally Peers from Aus-
tralia, losing 6-2, 6-4 to com-
plete the Bahamas' appear-
ance in tennis at the games.








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bodies of their loved ones at
the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital (PMH) morgue yester-
day morning, Mr Lubin's
family heard nothing.
They waited for hours in
agony at the crash site off
Coral Harbour Road yester-
day afternoon as Royal
Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF) divers searched the
wreckage in murky waters 5-
6ft deep, 400ft from the
shoreline, for signs of Mr
Lubin and of a Jamaican
man whose passport was
found at the crash site and
who remained missing last
But Mr Lubin's family's
terrible anguish ended in
relief when he called from
San Salvador just before 7pm
and told them he had taken a
mailboat to San Salvador
Mr Lubin and seven other
sound technicians were hired
to set up entertainment sys-
tems for the Homecoming
events at Graham's Har-
bourside in San Salvador,
which started last night.
Homecoming organiser
Ishmael Terrence Major said
all but one of the seven tech-
nicians scheduled to fly to
San Salvador on a Bahama-
sair flight Tuesday morning
missed the plane and the
remaining six arranged to fly
with Captain Nelson on the
Acklins Blue airplane
Flight Standards Inspec-
torate officials said Acklins
Blue was not a certified char-
ter operator.
Concern about the safety
of the flight was expressed
at the crash site yesterday as
the nine-seater plane, with
capacity to seat ten and carry
up to 1,9001bs, was said to
have been loaded down with
9001bs of equipment and
eight or nine passengers,
including one who weighed
Although the identities
of the eight men killed in the
crash were not released by
officials last night, they are
understood to be pilot Nel-
son Hanna, RBDF officer
Devon Storr, BEC linesman
Cory Farquharson, Delton
Roderick Taylor, and sound
engineers Chet Johnson,
Sascha Mildor, Lavard Curtis
of gospel group Shabak and
Clarence "Nat" Williams
who headed an entertain-
ment technology company.
All were in their 20's and
30's, Assistant Superinten-
dent of Police Hulan Hanna
Mr Major, who is also
chief councillor in San Sal-
vador, said: "It's sad to know
that we have people flying in
and out and they don't have
the certification to be out
"I'm saddened by what
happened, we are all broken
over it."
However, he said the
Homecoming events will go
on as planned.
"We have come this far
and we have spoken to
someone from Nat Williams'
company and we will make
sure everything goes as
planned because knowing
him, he would have wanted it
no other way," he said.
But Obie Pindling, leader
of the band Visage, who
arranged several months ago
to play in San Salvador this

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Mr Pindling said they
have all been unable to work
since losing their sound tech-
nician and friend of 15 years
Nat Williams and other col-
leagues, and he said Captain
Hanna, a pilot of 20 years,
was also a close friend of the
"I haven't been able to
work, much less play music,"
Mr Pindling said.
"You talk about getting
on a stage and entertaining
people, but when we can't
even make ourselves happy
at this stage, how are we
going to make a crowd hap-
"Everybody on that plane
was related to the band in
some way or another."
Hospital officials said the
bodies of those killed in the
crash will be released to their
families today as relatives
identified the bodies of their
loved ones at the PMH
Cory Farquharson's sis-
ter, Charlotte Farquharson,
described her brother as an
understanding human being
and said her grief is all the
more as she and her brother
buried their father in June.
"Anybody who knew him
knew my brother would give
the shirt on his back," she
The brother of sound
engineer Chet Johnson said:
"Words can't explain what I
am going through right now,
I am just trying to keep up
with it and be there for his
wife and my mom."
Cat Island MP Philip
"Brave" Davis issued a state-
ment over the massive loss
for families and the commu-
He said the pilot was his
and his wife's personal
"His service to people of
San Salvador is unmatched
and today the people of that
island stand with his family in
this time of testing," Mr
Davis said.
"We would also pause to
pay tribute to Devon Storr, a
focused young man who laid
the foundation of promise to
serve his country as a pilot
on the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force.
"And to Bishop Clarence
and Evangelist Barbara
Williams, we share your loss
of a promising young son,
Nat Williams.
"The Bahamas salutes all
of them today as they all
have touched our lives and
assisted in building our coun-
RBDF officers will con-
tinue to search the murky
waters of the crash site today
in hopes of finding signs of
the missing Jamaican man as
the wreckage is expected to
be hauled from the lake for
inspection in the investiga-
tion into the cause of the
Air Traffic control offi-
cials reported smoke poured
from the left engine of the
Cessna 402 as it took off on
Tuesday and the pilot
appeared to be turning back
to the runway when the
plane crashed into the near-
by lake.
Police have asked wit-
nesses to report any infor-
mation that may assist inves-
tigations by calling 911 or call
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Civil Aviation

* Bahamas putting together
Green Paper on 'best Civil
Aviation model for all
* But private airline chief
concerned about pace of
implementing reforms
suggested in ICAO audit
response, and says existing
regulations not always
being properly enforced
* Says Bahamian aviation
industry is 'safe'
Tribune Business Editor
The Minister of Tourism
and Aviation yesterday
expressed confidence that the
Bahamas would have "an out-
standing Civil Aviation"
regime if it continued down
the path it was currently on,
adding that a Green Paper on
its development was currently
being prepared.
Asked how the Govern-
ment was faring in imple-
menting the recommenda-
tions contained in the Interna-
tional Civil Aviation Organi-
sation's (ICAO) 2009 audit of
the Bahamas' civil aviation
safety system, and this
nation's proposed action plan,
given that it was found to lack
more than 61 per cent of the
key safety elements required,
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace
said the reform process was
"Every day we're moving
forward with that," he told
Tribune Business. "We've
never paused. Some things are
happening in terms of putting
forward a Green Paper on the
development of Civil Aviation
in the Bahamas, so that we
have the best possible model
for all islands of the
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
said Civil Aviation's Flight
Standards and Flight Stan-
dards Inspectorate (FSI) unit
had been recognizedd as one
of the best units in the region,
so that shows what we can do
with the selection of the right
SEE page 5B

Government's own
reforms 'even more
beneficial' to gaming
industry's progress

Tribune Business Editor
The Government is look-
ing to marry its own rec-
ommendations that it
believes will be "even
more beneficial" to
Bahamian casino gaming
with those proposed by the
private sector, the minister
of tourism and aviation
said yesterday, as it moves
to "enhance and hold on to
the significant competitive
ad\ alniigLc 'this nation has
in the sector.
Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace confirmed to Tribune
Business that proposed
reforms to Bahamian casi-
SEE page 6B

$50m monthly spend

during Baha Mar peak

I Major obstacle to $2.6bn Cable Beach redevelopment now removed
after $200m Scotiabank loan settled via bank equity stake
I Developer hopes Bahamian government approvals to move 'as
expeditiously as possible'
I Ball now in Government's court and House debate, with construction
contracts for Bahamian companies 'ready to go' upon completion
Tribune Business Editor

Some $50 million per month
will be spent during the "peak
construction" of Baha Mar's
$2.6 billion Cable Beach devel-
opment, Tribune Business was
told yesterday, as the develop-
er expressed hope that the
Bahamian government's
approvals process would move
forward "as expeditiously as
possible" following resolution
of the Scotiabank syndicate's
$200 million outstanding loan.
Baha Mar confirmed yester-
day afternoon that "all out-
standing issues" concerning the
Scotiabank-led syndicate's loan
had been resolved via the debt-
for-equity swap first revealed
by Tribune Business, with the
banks taking an equity stake in
the $2.6 billion project, thus
removing the major obstacle to

THE ORIGINAL rendering of the Baha Mar project.

the develop-
ment proceed-
S ing.
Sands, Baha
Mar's senior
ROBERT SANDS of external and
affairs, told Tribune Business
that neither Baha Mar, nor Sco-
tiabank, was disclosing any

details of the settlement,
although this newspaper had
been told that initial discussions
had revolved around the bank-
ing syndicate taking a 20 per
cent equity stake.
Given that the $2.6 billion
project is receiving some $2.45
billion in debt financing from
the China Import-Export Bank,
SEE page 9B

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Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamian small busi-
ness sector is "close to col-
lapse and regressing a lot", a
consultant to these compa-
nies warned yesterday,
telling Tribune Business
many were losing hope and
believing their "future looks
Describing the Bahamian
small business community
as standing at "a cross-
roads", due to a combina-
tion of the recession and
absence of a formal struc-
ture to support their devel-
opment, Mark A. Turn-
quest, of Mark A. Turnquest
Consulting, said he, too, was
losing confidence in the
country's future, adding:
"I'm more disappointed in
the progress of our country
than ever before."
Warning that Bahamian-
owned businesses were in
danger of being "reduced to
a mere fraction" of where
they were in the so-called
2005 and 2006 'years of plen-
ty' prior to the recession, Mr
Turnquest said there
appeared to be a general
lack of "motivation, creativ-
ity and innovation" to turn
the sector around.
And he urged the Gov-
ernment to clarify the sta-
tus of its Small and Medi-
um-Sized Business Devel-
opment legislation, telling
this newspaper that the
absence of information on
its progress had caused some
small businesses to lose
hope that it would ever
come to fruition.
"We're at a crossroads,
because these small busi-
nesses don't know what type
of hope they have. They're
becoming hopeless," Mr
SEE page 7B

* Consultant to firms in
sector says many 'losing
hope' because 'future
looks bleak', due to
perceived lack of
* Warns: 'I'm more
disappointed in the
progress of our country
than ever before'

Customs rejects

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duty submission

Bonded goods sales report battle heats up
in Freeport, as government agency refuses to
accept duty payment until same is received
Wholesaler fears new angle being sought to
detain firm's imported trailers
Adds that two other companies have also
had trailers detained over same issue

Tribune Business Editor
A leading Freeport-based wholesaler yesterday expressed
concern that Customs was trying a new tactic to pressure it
into compliance with demands to submit a 'bonded goods sales'
report, telling Tribune Business the Department had rejected its
September 2010 post-paid duty sales report and submission of
$50,504 worth of duties to the Public Treasury.
Christopher Lowe, Kelly's (Freeport) operations manager,
said the company was yesterday informed by its broker that Cus-
toms had rejected its report and associated duty payment for
September until it submitted a bonded goods sales report.
Describing this as "a new approach still pushing for the same
thing", Mr Lowe expressed concern that Customs would use this
as a new reason to detain the wholesaler's imported trailers,
telling Tribune Business that because it had rejected Septem-
ber's duty payment it would refuse to clear any further imports
until the funds owing were received.
Explaining the latest twist in the dispute between Kelly's
(Freeport), Mr Lowe told Tribune Business: "Customs has
SEE page 4B

Abaco Club's 20%

rental interest rise

Business Reporter
ORLANDO, Florida Ritz-Carlton's only international Desti-
nation Club property, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, is ready-
ing for an improved 2011, after a 20 per cent increase in rental inter-
est followed the property's addition to Marriott's widely-visited
Edward Kinney, Ritz-Carlton's vice-president of corporate
affairs and brand awareness, told Tribune Business yesterday that
despite a slow start to sales of the wholly-owned condo units and
property segments, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay was doing well
as a destination club, with its points-based membership programme
showing the same promise as its sister chain, Marriott.
SEE page 3B

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What is cre-
I've had
many people say: "I could
never do what you do." In
all likelihood, they might be
correct. But a popular mis-
conception is that creativity
happens in a flash of inspi-
ration. Just the opposite is
true. It's a way of thinking
and approaching a problem.
True creativity and original-

ity is a time-consuming
process involving imagina-
tion, a sense of curiosity and
analytical skills.

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di il \ 1 \s 1I Inllc I1.1I j, 1 nd
social procccss inml\ ling the
generation of new ideas or
concepts, fuelled by the
process of either conscious
or unconscious insight. We

tend to speak about creativ-
ity in all sorts of contexts,
and it's used in reference to
everything from 'scrap
booking' to advertising,
sculpture to physics, writing
to teaching.
We know the value of cre-
ativity. In other words, we
associate creativity with an
'otherness' like it's floating
around out there waiting to
be found (or worse, invent-
Let me chime in and say
that creativity is a state of
mind, or simply a mood.



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That means anyone can feel How does the
creative at some time. Some Creative process work?
of us may be in the mood
more often, and some less. Let's take a closer look.
Yet very few people are cre- True, creativity isn't possi-
ative at all times. Creativity ble without sufficient time. It
involves two processes: is like trying to build a house
thinking, then producing. in a week when it really
For example, if you have requires three months.
ideas but don't act on them, There is little time to worry
you are imaginative but not about quality or attention to
creative. Creativity requires detail.
whole-brain thinking; right- What you end up with is a
brain imagination, artistry poor foundation and a lot of
and intuition, plus left-brain last minute painting to dress
logic and planning. it up. Time allows the mind
to explore different
Who are creative people? approaches, revise and
develop them further.
I recently spoke to a Creativity is progressive
friend about the creative by nature, as new ideas
processes and, at one point, inspire even newer ones. As
he said to me: "We let cre- the initial images and text
ative guys like you do the develop, minor adjustments
design work." are made, and an expression
"What do you mean by or design can be para-
that?" I asked jokingly. phrased or manipulated to
"Well, you know, web have more impact for added
designers, graphic artists and interest. However, a critical
other.... 'Creative' people." part of creativity is the atten-
"Only creative people are tion to detail. Ultimately, it
designers," I said. must be a strong solution to
Well, creativity does not the original problem to
only equal art, nor is it become a success.
reserved for web designers
(and artists, or even art in Can creativity be
general). Anyone can be learned?
creative. It can be seen out-
side the design or art. For A study by George Land
example: Can cooking be reveals that we are naturally
creative? Can food be pre- creative, and learning to be
pared or arranged on a plate creative is akin to learning a
in a creative way? Can sport. It requires practice to
sewing be designed in a cre- develop the right muscles,
ative way? Can dance be and a supportive environ-
choreographed in a creative ment in which to flourish.
way? Can a yard be land- Research has also
escaped in a creative way? revealed that everyone has
Yes, you are absolutely creative abilities. For exam-
right, anyone can be cre- ple, the more training
ative. Creativity for a writer obtained, the greater the
is using the same recipe as potential for creative out-
everyone else, but making put. The average adult
it unique somehow. thinks of three-six alterna-
tives for any given situation,
Creativity sets a while the average child
competitive thinks of 60.
business edge This comes as a great
relief, since creativity does-
Subsequently, creativity is n't come from anything,
one of the most effective since it is grounded in ideas
ways to set your company and knowledge you already
apart from the competition. have.
Generating fresh solutions Practice drawing connec-
to problems, and the ability tions between two seeming-
to create new products, ly unrelated people or
processes or services for a objects using knowledge you
changing market, are part of already have.
the intellectual capital that Or consider comparing an
give a company its competi- object to a person, like your
tive edge. spouse and your coffeemak-
Moreover, business lead- er. That may not be a safe
ers are increasingly adopt- comparison, but take the
ing the principles of art and time to really assess what
design to help build creative you know about each object
muscle in their organisa- or person, as I would like to
tions. think that creativity is often
On the back of this, cre- found in the overlooked
activity is fostered in organi- details.
national cultures that value I particularly liked opera
independent thinking, risk singer Dan Klein's explana-
taking and learning. They tion of creative work. "Cre-
are tolerant of failure and activity is the ability or
value diversity. You don't process in which someone
anticipate your business identifies the rules or tradi-
being a 21st century success tions of a set paradigm, and
story if you persist in using then goes about interpret-
17th century techniques to ing, breaking or bending
manage it, do you? Using them to bring about a new
skills in critical thinking, cre- or previously unexplored
activity, communication, col- connection," he says.
laboration and innovation Armed with this logic,
are crucial for achieving suc- originality is a crucial part
cess in a global economy. of the creative equation, and
Facebook might seem being courageous and bold
new, but really it isn't. Ouch! in doing something that no
In fact, common practices one else would attempt
used previously offline are often speaks volumes.
now being used to facilitate Creativity has no end-
online practices today. Thus point, so for this reason,
knowledge must be diversi- challenge yourself to be dar-
fied in order to establish cre- ing and ignite your unique-
ative connections between ness.
two generally unconnected Never let the fear of strik-
nodes. ing out prevent you from
Take, for example, the winning the game.
rise of info-graphic; (any So until we meet again,
map, chart or diagram used have fun, enjoy life and stay
to explain or analyse an on top of your game!
event, object or place). Who
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Bank opens for

Saturday banking

Bank of the Bahamas
International (BOB)
announced that starting this
Saturday, it will introduce
full-service banking hours
for that day at its Village
and Harrold Road locations
between the hours of 9:30am
and 1pm.
"We decided to open on
Saturday to make banking
more convenient for, and
accessible to, our cus-
tomers," said Ian Thomp-
son, business manager for
retail credit. "We under-
stand the busy lifestyles of
our customers and time con-
straints that they face dur-
ing the week. Some simply
find it very difficult to get
their banking done, espe-
cially if they have school
runs and other errands to
"Customers can therefore
take advantage of this addi-
tional day of banking, which
gives them the flexibility and
time they need. This is all a
part of the bank's commit-

E r,

SATURDAY SOLUTION: Bank of the Bahamas International's Harrold Road branch is one of two locations
that will offer full-service Saturday banking. The hours of operation are 9:30am to 1 pm, starting on Sat-
urday, October 9.

ment in providing solutions
for its customers."
Bank of the Bahamas
International customers may
conduct regular banking

business, which includes
opening accounts, applying
for loans, credit cards or
mortgages and Money
Gram services.

In addition, customers will
continue to have the conve-
nience of banking online
around the clock at

Abaco Club's 20 per cent rental interest rise

wishes to inform the general public that
Giavanna Dean-Smith RDH
No longer the dental hygienist
at the Dental Care Center
and is no longer authorized to
conduct business or book any
appointments on behalf of
Dr. Dante Bazard,
Dr. Copilin Seymour
and the Dental Care Center.
To make cleaning appointment
please contact our office
at 328-0898 or 326-6535
or visit our office at
#53 Collins Ave. 2nd floor
Loffan House.

FROM page 1B
According to Mr Kinney, the Ritz property's
equity-based luxury travel programme has shown
an uptick in Abaco, and the company is looking
forward to more interest next year, especially as it
is the only Ritz-Carlton Desination Club in the
Caribbean region listed on the Marriott site.
Marriott's site is one of the most visited industry
sites in the world, and the most successful resort
and hotel chain.
A second Ritz-Carlton property was planned
for the Bahamas, to be constructed on Rose
Island. However, the project was shelved after the
development's main financier, Lehman Broth-
ers, toppled near the end of 2008.
Some industry officials told Tribune Busi-

ness recently that those plans could be dusted
off quite soon, as whispers of the project's refi-
nancing float amongst those in the know. It has
been hinted also that if the project comes to
fruition the residential development segment
would be scrapped for a single hotel develop-
Rose Island remains scarred, however, where
the development began and ended, with a semi-
dug canal creating a blue, eye-like iris surround-
ed by scythed, bare limestone.
It is known, though, that constructionon what
was to be the ferry dock for the project, Nassau
Harbour Club, continued despite the fall of the
financier and is close to completion, while a con-
tingent of developers related to the project
remain embeded in Nassau.



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FROM page 1B
rejected our duty paid sales
report for the month of Sep-
tember, which encapsulates
over $50,000 to be paid to the
Treasury, pending receipt of
our bonded sales report.
"We just found this out. At
the end of the month, we run
these post-paid duty sales
reports that go along with a
Customs entry showing, for
September, that we have col-
lected $50,504. They have
refused to receive it pending
receipt of a bonded goods sales
report. If they refuse to receive
the money, they can stop clear-
ing trailers."
Customs' latest approach in
an escalating battle with Kel-
ly's (Freeport) comes after the
Government in Nassau last
week told the Department to
stop detaining the company's
eight trailers in a bid to hold it
to ransom over the bonded
goods sales report demand.
Some six of those trailers
have now been cleared and
released by Bahamas Customs,
but the company is now fear-
ful that other means to detain

Customs rejects firm's

$50,504 duty submission

the remaining two with two
further trailers set to arrive
imminently are being sought.
Mr Lowe yesterday told Tri-
bune Business that Kelly's
(Freeport) was not alone,
adding: "There are two other
companies whose trailers have
been held up pending receipt
of a bonded goods sales
Bonded goods sales is a prac-
tice whereby Freeport-based
wholesalers, such as Dolly
Madison, Kelly's (Freeport)
and Bellevue Business Depot,
are able to sell products to oth-
er GBPA licencees for use in

their respective businesses only,
without any duty being paid to
Customs/Government on their
It is a report on this activity
that Customs is seeking, but
Kelly's (Freeport) and its attor-
neys are arguing that this has
never been requested before,
and is not included in any
statute law, policy or agreement
concerning their relationship.

The current practice, they
argue, is that on the 15th of

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Mosko's Group of Companies

Change of Address

As of Monday, 18 October, 2010, the headquarters of Mosko's Group
of Companies will be located in Lyford Cay House on Western Road
The telephone numbers for this new location are (242) 362-4018 and
(242) 362-4024. The facsimile numbers for this new location are (242)
362-4081 and (242) 362-4083. Our Post Office boxes remain un-
changed, N-641 and N-7512, Nassau, N. P., The Bahamas. Our website
also remains unchanged,,

On the same date an ancillary office of Mosko's Group of Companies,
located at the Airport Industrial Park on Windsor Road, West of the
Lynden Pindling International Airport will be used as a drop-off and
collection point for invoices, statement, checks, etc. The telephone
number for the ancillary office is (242) 377-0516. The map below
shows the location of the ancillary office.

.. Mosko's Group of Companies include:

Mosko's United Construcion Co. Ltd.

--^- Bahamas Marine Construction Co. Ud.

N. P. Building Supplies Ltd.

Vakis Limed.

every following month, Kelly's
and other licencees submit a
report on sales where duty is
post paid such as sales to res-
idents and non-GBPA licencees
- together with the relevant
duty sum. And it was Kelly's
refusal to submit bonded goods
sales reports that saw Customs
detain eight of their imported
trailers, in a bid to force the
company to bow to its
A September 30, 2010, letter
sent to the Comptroller of Cus-
toms and head of Customs in
Freeport by Kelly's (Freeport's)
attorney, Fred Smith QC, a

Callender's & Co attorney and
partner, called on the govern-
ment agency to withdraw its
demand for a bonded goods
sales report as contained in its
August 5, 2010, letter to the
Stating that a review of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
and Customs Management Act
produced no authority for Cus-
toms to legally demand such a
report, Mr Smith wrote: "This
spontaneous demand is con-
trary to an established practice
that has existed between our
client and your Department
since 1986, whereby our client

provided monthly duty paid
sales reports and entries to your
"Our client is a Licensee of
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and has conducted
its business under the provi-
sions of its License for decades.
The importation of duty-
exempt goods by our client is
governed by the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement and the law
of the Bahamas, and not at the
whim of your Department.
"Our client has contractually
and statutorily protected rights
to conduct its business as it has
been conducting it, and has a
legitimate expectation that it is
entitled to continue to conduct
its business as heretofore with-
out arbitrary interference by
your Department conjuring up
new procedures."
And Mr Smith warned: "We
have advised our client that this
subsequent refusal by your
Department to clear the six
containers upon the basis that
our client has not supplied
'Bonded sales in January-
August' is unlawful. Further,
your Department's complete
refusal to deal at all with the
other two containers is also
"In the premises, you are in
possession of our client's goods
and have no lawful authority
to detain the same.
"For the avoidance of any
doubt, we hereby require you
to surrender our client's goods,
comprising the eight contain-
ers of goods referred to above,
up to them forthwith."
Warning that Kelly's
(Freeport's) business had been
placed "in jeopardy", and that it
had already suffered financial
losses, Mr Smith demanded
that the trailers be cleared and
the necessary paperwork for
their release accepted, with no
conditions, such as a 'bonded
good sales report', attached.



Rapidly growing company is inviting applications for the
position of "Financial Controller". Applicants should have
a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a CPA, ACCA, CA
qualification or any other qualification recognized by the
Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Successful candidate should:
* have at least 4 years experience in an established
accounting firm
* be able to work as a part of a team
* be able to prepare budgets and financial reports
* liaise with banking officers
* be able to communicate effectively with all levels
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Bahamas Public

Services Union


In Accordance with Article 7- (1) of the union's
Constitution, The Bahamas Public Services Union
will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting
on Friday, 8th October, 2010 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
at the union's hall, East Street South, off Soldier

Auditors Reports will be presented in addition to
reports on the growth and development of the Union
by the President, Secretary General and Treasurer.

All members are urged to attend and be on time.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.






Bahamas on course for an 'outstanding Civil Aviation regime'

FROM page 1B

"Training has been out-
standing, the absorption of that
training has been very good, so
as long as we continue down
the path of putting the right
people in the right places, I'm
sure we will have an outstand-
ing Civil Aviation regime in the
near future."
However, Captain Randy
Butler, head of Bahamian-
owned private airline, Sky
Bahamas, yesterday expressed
concern to Tribune Business
over whether the Bahamas was
implementing its corrective
action plan in respect of the
ICAO report, pointing out that
there appeared to be no line
items in the 2010-2011 Budget
specifically dedicated to financ-
ing the changes.
From what I've seen,
they're still at the same place,"
he said. "They have a corrective

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late of 54 School

action plan, and for a number
of items, dates have come and
gone. For new regulations,
dates have come and gone, and
for new people, dates have
come and gone."
Adding that he would like
the Bahamian public to be
more aware of aviation safety,
Captain Butler told Tribune
Business that Civil Aviation
"lacks the resources and man-

Martin J Brown
Street in the Town

of Westbury in the County of Nassau
in the State of New York one of the
United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that Lynn P.
Holowesko of Lyford Cay in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas, after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, will
make application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas to obtain a resealed Grant of
Letters Testamentary in the above Estate
granted to Mary Ladd and Cecilia Gross
Executrices of the Estate, by the Surrogate's
Court of the State of New York Nassau
County on the 12th day of April A.D. 2010.

Holowesko Pyfrom Fletcher
Lyford Cay
Nassau, Bahamas

power to carry out its man-
He added: "In terms of reg-
ulation, we have regulations
now that are not enforced effec-
tively. There needs to be more
enforcement of the current reg-
ulations as we have them, and
I'd like to see us become more
compliant with ICAO and
international standards."
As to the impact of Tues-
day's tragic crash, which took
eight lives, on the Bahamian
private airline and charter sec-
tor, Captain Butler said that
while it was too early to deter-
mine the precise fall-out, some
negative consequences were
"It's too early to say," he
explained. "This morning the
passenger numbers were down
a little bit, but September and
October are slow months. It's
too early to tell, but I imagine
we will see some impact
because people may become
fearful of flying.

"I would say aviation is safe
in the Bahamas. It doesn't
mean that there's an absence
of risk, but it's safe."
The 2009 ICAO audit, a copy
of which was obtained by Tri-
bune Business, found that the
Civil Aviation Department's
organisational structure "does
not reflect in sufficient detail
and does not clearly define the
regulatory and safety oversight
functions and responsibilities"
in a number of key areas.
It added: "Furthermore, the
Bahamas has not established a
distinct separation between the
regulatory/safety oversight enti-
ties and the service providers
in the areas of air navigation
services (ANS) and airports
"While the Flight Standards
Inspectorate (FSI) is funded by
an impress fund to cover the
cost for training, travel expens-
es and investigation of aircraft
accidents and incidents, the
Civil Aviation Department
depends entirely on State bud-
get allocations to fund its oper-
ations, and its financial
resources are not sufficient to
enable it to fulfil the state's
responsibility for safety over-
One area where the Govern-
ment moved quickly was on
reforms to the Bahamas' air-
craft register. The ICAO report
found: "A review of the aircraft

register revealed incomplete
essential information for a large
number of aircraft on the reg-
ister, and discrepancies on the
electronic register.
"In particular, neither the
actual number of aircraft regis-
tered in the Bahamas, nor the
current status of these aircraft,
can be accurately determined.
In addition, a registration mark
in use can easily be confused
with urgent signals. Further-
more, the official aircraft regis-
ter is not kept in a secure loca-
tion that provides protection
from fire and theft."
The Bahamas' response
appears to have been swift. In
its reply to the ICAO report,
this nation acknowledged that
the findings in relation to the
aircraft registry were "critical",
and that "immediate measures
were taken to correct".
A number of measures were
completed by the deadline of
March 30, 2009, and June 30,
2009, with further deadlines
scheduled to be met at end-
October and November 2009.
It is not known whether those
deadlines were met, but the
Bahamas said: "A complete
review of the Bahamas Aircraft
Registry has been carried out to
reliably determine the number
and status of all aircraft cur-
rently registered in the
"During the review of the
aircraft registry, any aircraft
whose status could not be reli-
ably determined has been
deregistered and the owners
notified. During the aircraft
registry review, any aircraft
found to have been issued with
a registration mark that might
be confused with urgent signals
has been deregistered."
Another weakness identified
by ICAO was that the Bahamas
had not certified any of the air-
ports in this nation, leaving it in
non-compliance with Annex 14
to the Chicago Convention.
"At the time of the audit, the
Bahamas has 19 aerodromes
for international operations, 39
aerodromes for domestic oper-
ations and no heliports," the
ICAO audit found. "Some
aerodromes are in the process
of developing an aerodrome
manual. However, the Civil
Aviation Department has so far
not yet received any aerodrome
manual for its acceptance or



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A vacancy exists in the Abaco Operations for a Diesel Operator.

This job is located in the Family Islands Division with responsibility for
the operation of generators and related auxiliaries.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the

Starts and shuts-down diesel generators and auxiliaries including
performing pre-start: and post -stop equipment checks and isolations;

Records operating data for diesel engines;

S Monitors the level of essential engine fluid e.g., cooling water,
fuel, and oil, and the condition of the various filters e.g., air,
fuel, and oil. Maintains safe operating levels of same in fuel,
cooling water and lube oil storage tanks;

Drains fuel tanks, air vessels, buffer spaces and changes air coolers;

Prevents engine failure by implementing safety precautionary measures
when alarm is sounded.

The job requirement includes:
Successful completion of a formal apprenticeship or technical school
program with Diesel Operator Certification or the equivalent;

A minimum of 3-4 years experience;
Knowledge of diesel engines to perform engine and auxiliary
equipment operations and maintenance;

Math and written communication skills to record data and compile
daily reports;

Verbal communication skills to provide work-related information.
Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an
Application Form to: The Office of The Local Manager, BEC
Abaco Operations or The Assistant Manager Human Resources
Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker,
P. O. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before: Friday, October
15, 2010.

( VotorantimBank


The public is hereby notified that effective October
17th, 2010 VOTORANTIM BANK LIMITED will be
operating from its new office.

We are relocating from our current premises at the Saffrey
Square Building, Suite 204, Bay Street and Bank Lane
to the Centre of Commerce (Hilton Building), Suite 401
(4th Floor), Bay Street.

Our telephone numbers are 328-0981, 328-0982, 328-0985
and 328-0989, and the fax number is 328-0983.

The Post Office Box is N-1863, Nassau, Bahamas.

\ BancoVotorantim


The public is hereby notified that effective October
BRANCH will be operating from its new office.

We are relocating from our current premises at the Saffrey
Square Building, Suite 204, Bay Street and Bank Lane
to the Centre of Commerce (Hilton Building), Suite 401
(4th Floor), Bay Street.

Our telephone numbers are 328-0981, 328-0982, 328-0985
and 328-0989, and the fax number is 328-0983.

The Post Office Box is N-951, Nassau, Bahamas.





FROM page 1B

no gaming laws and regula-
tions, which had been sub-
mitted by the Bahamas
Hotel Association (BHA)
and other interested parties,
were "all in front of me
While some proposed
reforms would be "fairly
easy to adopt, others require
more consideration", the
minister said. He added that
the Government would
study other nations that had
implemented similar
changes to their casino gam-
ing regulatory regimes, and
analyse the impact these
had, to determine what the
likely effects would be in the
Telling Tribune Business
that this presented "a won-
derful opportunity" to
benchmark against other
jurisdictions and determine
what the proposed reforms'
likely impact will be, Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace said no
timeline had been set for
him to bring the proposals
forward to Cabinet and, sub-
sequently, take them to the
House of Assembly.

Government's own reforms 'even more

beneficial' to gaming industry's progress

"There are a number of
items that weren't listed in
the list brought forward that
we think will have an even
bigger impact on gaming, so
they are part of the consid-
eration," Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace told Tribune Busi-


These, he added, had also
been generally accepted by
the industry, and the minis-
ter added: "We're looking
at things that will be even
more beneficial, and are
working on them simultane-
ously [with the private sec-
tor's proposals]."
Indicating that there was
no immediate urgency to
implement reforms to the
Bahamas' casino gaming
legislation, Mr Vanderpool-

RBC, a leading North Americanfinancial institution,
is recruitingfor the role of


for their International Wealth Management division.

Description of role and key responsibilities:
* Foster a proactive relationship management approach
with clients and partners.
* Continuous-improvement approach to achieving a
superior client experience.
* Liaise with clients and advisors to determine needs,
objectives and solutions.
* Ensure that any new business gained is structured in a
manner that is most appropriate for the client.
* Achieve net annual increase in assets and revenues as
agreed with the Managing Director to help the group to
achieve superior net asset growth and optimised
* Build the client base of the business through lead
generation from sources including internal and exter-
nal COI's.
* To participate in activities and implement initiatives in
order to increase the client base of the business and
resultant revenue generation.
* To keep up to date with all new planning opportunities
as well as key jurisdictional updates that may be
relevant to or enhance existing and potential client
* To be an enabler for our distribution network and
create activities that foster more business for the
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Core skills and knowledge:
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We believe our people are our main strength, and to
this end we are dedicated to continually developing our

This position offers opportunities for career
progression and appropriate training will be provided.
We offer an attractive compensation package, which
includes incentive bonuses and a comprehensive
health & benefits plan. Remuneration will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested persons should apply by
Friday, October 29,2010 to

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P. O. Box N-3024
Nassau, NP, Bahamas
Attention: Human Resource Department
Via Email:

Only applications from suitable qualified
candidates will be acknowledged
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Wallace said the Govern-
ment's approach was to
adopt a comprehensive
amendment package that
could all be introduced at
the same time.
Acknowledging that the
casino gaming industry's
importance to the Bahamian
tourism industry and wider

economy was significant, Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace said:
"It has always been an
important product of some
parts of the Bahamas. The
other consideration is to
what extent do we have it
proliferate throughout the
Bahamas, but certainly in
Grand Bahama and Nassau,

it's always been part of the
product offering.
"We think we have quite a
significant competitive
advantage and want to hold
on to that advantage. We
believe the industry has
great value and importance
to us, and want to enhance
Describing reforms of the
Bahamas' antiquated gam-
ing laws as "very impor-
tant", Robert Sands, the
BHA's president, had told
Tribune Business yesterday:
"There are some far-reach-
ing reforms that the Casino
Committee of the BHA has
submitted to the Minister
for his review. We had a
detailed listing that we sub-
mitted to the Government
of the Bahamas, and have
been assured they have tak-
en them all into considera-


Asked about the content
of the BHA's reform rec-
ommendations, Mr Sands
said: "It has a lot to do with
regulatory issues, it has a lot
to do with competitiveness,
it has a lot to do with mar-
keting issues, and a lot to do
with opening the parame-
ters in terms of eligibility [to
gamble] going forward."
Yet the BHA president
indicated that the Bahamas
had merely scratched the
service of the casino indus-
try's economic potential to
date, and hinted that this
nation was losing its com-
petitiveness as both US
states and other nations,
with more flexible laws and
improved product offerings,
entered the market.
"The Bahamas could have
a very significant advantage,
and that's called proximity,"
Mr Sands told Tribune Busi-

ness. "We have not been
able to parlay that into suc-
cess, either because of cost
or a lack of competitiveness.
"Once we address the cost
in terms of getting here, and
address the competitiveness
of the product offering,
more so compared to that
of Caribbean competitors,
and follow closely what is
offered in North America,
we will be well on our way
to consolidating our posi-
tion. We have to be market
driven and go on the
demand of what customers
Casino operators, chiefly
Kerzner International and
Baha Mar, have been press-
ing for gaming law reform
for some time. George
Markantonis, Kerzner Inter-
national (Bahamas) presi-
dent and managing director,
underscored the need for
such change earlier this year,
when he revealed that
Atlantis's casino business
was falling "15 per cent
year-over-year every year"
due to increased competi-
tion from many US states.
He explained that this was
why Kerzner International
had decided to invest $20-
$25 million in upgrading
Atlantis's casino to "make
it state-of-the art and able
to compete with any other
casino offering".
The rapid expansion of
casino and gaming facilities
in many US states, especial-
ly in Florida and the north-
east states, key markets for
Atlantis and the Bahamas,
meant it was vital the resort
- and the country "make it
easier, more attractive to
bring people here".
"We have to stay compet-
itive," Mr Markantonis said.
"Our gaming business is
down 15 per cent year-over-
year every year, because
there's so much competition
around us. Every US state
is opening up casinos."
Among the reforms pro-
posed were allowing
Bahamian casino staff to
multi-task and deal several
games at once, rather than
being restricted to the one
game as they are currently.

NOTICE is hereby given that JAMES JOSEPH of
Woods Alley 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 7th day of October,
2010 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that MARGALIE JOSEPH of
Yamacraw Dr. Yamacraw, P.O.Box N1108 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 7th day of October, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O.
Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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FROM page 1B

Turnquest told Tribune
Business. "They're ques-
tioning the Small and Medi-
um-Sized Business Devel-
opment Act's significance,
asking: 'How can govern-
ment not bring it to us yet?'
They're taking too long."
Both Zhivargo Laing,
minister of state for finance,
and Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce president,
Khaalis Rolle, told Tribune
Business earlier this week
that the Government was
working with the private
sector to effectively devel-
op a 'joint venture' piece of

Small business sector

is 'close to collapsing'

legislation that would "mar-
ry" both sides' initiatives to
assist small business devel-
opment in this nation.
Acknowledging that he
was not intimately involved
with the legislation's devel-
opment, Mr Turnquest
urged Mr Laing to clarify

the proposed Act's status,
and added: "Right now, it's
so confusing, because the
small business owners are
not motivated.
"The banks are not lend-
ing money, the Government
is not riding to their support,
no innovation is taking
place. Small businesses were
optimistic about the Small
and Medium-Sized Business
Development Act earlier
this year, but right now
they're not highly motivated
about that because they've
seen no [progress].

"Right now, the future
looks bleak. I'm more dis-
appointed in the progress of
our country than ever
before. Last year, I said:
'Turn the leaf and see what's
going on.'..... But right now,
I'm not personally confident
in our future. Where are the
processes, actions, practical
Hence the need, accord-
ing to Mr Turnquest, for the
Government to outline its
plans for the proposed leg-
islation and Bahamian small
business development going
Pointing out that there
had been no real discussion
about how Bahamian small
businesses and the wider
economy would benefit
from exploiting trade agree-
ments such as the Economic
Partnership Agreement
(EPA) and the World Trade
Organisation (WTO), Mr
Turnquest said: "Right now,
we're in a worse position
and close to collapsing as a
small business sector.
"We will end up having a
bunch of a few big business-
es, but when it comes to
small businesses, we're
regressing a lot. There's a
lack of opportunity when it
comes to financing, and a
lack of structure. No one is
saying this is how we are
proactively going to develop
a small business community
Criticising the Govern-
ment and leading private
sector institutions for previ-
ously failing to act 'in sync'
when it came to Bahamian
small business development,
Mr Turnquest said that fail-

ing to get it right in this area,
and both increase employ-
ment and deepen Bahami-
an economic ownership,
would have negative conse-
quences for this society.
"It's quite obvious that if
we keep on doing this,
there's going to be an
increase in crime, decrease
in our GDP, a decrease in
our well-being and, of
course, we're going to be
reduced to a mere fraction
of what we were in 2005,
2006 and 2007," he said.
"We have to get back to
those years of 2005, 2006
and 2007. That is our objec-
tive we should be aiming at.
I know we might not get
back to those levels, but we
need to use innovation and
creativity to get there. We
are moving backwards as a
nation right now."
Urging the Government
not to impede foreign direct
investment in Bahamian
small business sectors, Mr
Turnquest told Tribune
Business that the Bahamas
was "presently almost the
only country in the
Caribbean without a Small
and Medium-Sized Business
Development Act".
Pointing out that Jamaica
had such legislation since
1974, he added: "All we are
doing is putting a strangle-
hold on our growth and
development. I can't tell you
what will happen next year,
because based on my analy-
sis I see us moving back-
wards completely compared
to last year. We rely too
heavily on tourism."
In an article previously
published in Tribune Busi-
ness, Mr Turnquest said
Bahamian small and medi-
um-sized businesses were
failing at the rate of five per

week, while its contribution
to the overall economy had
shrunk by two percentage
points over the past three
years to just 3 per cent.
Also calling for a plan to
encourage 80,000 Bahami-
ans to return to the Family
Islands, enticed by successful
business development in
those locations, Mr Turn-
quest said: "All stakehold-

ers that cater to SMEs need
to do more if our country
wants to diversify our econ-
omy, reduce our national
debt and increase our GDP.
"Conversely, the only way
that our economy is going
to grow is to reduce bor-
rowing, focus more on SME
development and increase
the country's production lev-
els via new entrepreneurial
(innovation, manufacturing,
commerce etc) activities.
"Stakeholders who focus
on small business develop-
ment have been unsuccess-
ful in creating
strategies/policies on how to
mitigate the negative impact
of the recession with regards
to small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) in the



(In Voluntary Liquidation)


ACT 1992


Take notice that pursuant to the
provisions of Section 249(2) of the Companies
Act 1992, notice is hereby given that an
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members
of St. Michel Sportswear Ltd. (In Voluntary
Liquidation) will be held at the offices of the
Liquidator which is situated at Gresham House,
Charlotte Street South, New Providence, on the
8th day of November A.D., 2010, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
And take further notice that the
purpose of the said Meeting is to have laid
before the Members of the Company the
Final Statements of the Liquidation showing
the manner in which the winding up of the
company has been conducted, the property
of the company disposed of, the debts and
obligations of the company discharged and
also to hear any explanations that may be given
by the Liquidator, and also of determining by
Extraordinary Resolution the manner in which
the books, accounts, papers and documents of
the company and of the Liquidator thereof,
shall be disposed of.
A member entitled to attend the above
meeting may appoint a proxy to attend and vote
instead of him or her. A proxy need not be a
member of the Company.
Dated this 28th day of September A.D.,

St. Michel Sportswear Ltd.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
Gresham House
P.O. Box N-10144
Nassau, Bahamas

In an effort to arrest the chronic delinquency problem
presently facing the Bank, the Bahamas Development Bank
is appealing to all delinquent clients and those clients for
whom the Bank is presently holding judgment.

Delinquent Clients
Delinquent Clients are asked visit the bank during normal
banking hours of 9:30am 4:30pm in an effort to work out
a payment or consolidation plan to reduce or eliminate their
outstanding amounts.

Clients with Judgements Against Them
The Bank is currently preparing action aimed at bringing
resolution to these cases. Clients with judgements against
them are invited to visit the Bank to work out a permanent
resolution before the Bank moves for further final legal





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$50m monthly spend during Baha Mar peak

FROM page 1B

this implies that the initial equi-
ty will be worth $145 million,
indicating the banking syndi-
cate's stake would be worth $29
million. Those values, though,
are likely to be different in the
final outcome.
"The important issue for us is
that now, hopefully, since the
Scotiabank settlement is in
place, the [Bahamian govern-
ment] approvals process will
take place," Mr Sands said,
indicating that Baha Mar was
now awaiting Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham making good
on his commitment to move the
House of Assembly debate and
other approvals through to a
successful conclusion.
Adding that the developer
wanted to "begin the Baha Mar
project without further delay",
Mr Sands said it had already
submitted all relevant docu-
mentation to the Government
via the Bahamas Investment
The major remaining obsta-
cles are the House of Assembly
debate on the 8,000-plus Chi-
nese work permits, the 265-acre
land transfers (freehold and
leasehold) that Baha Mar's Chi-
nese partners are insisting upon
as a condition to consummate
their alliance, and the 49 con-
ditions precedent that Baha
Mar has to fulfill with the Gov-
"We have done what we
think we can do at this time,
and now await the approval
process outlined by the Gov-
ernment," Mr Sands said. "As
far as we are concerned, our
Chinese partners understand
that the land transfers take
place at certain time spots, and
that is all part of the approval
process of the Government of
the Bahamas.
"If I had to sum it up in a
couple of words, we'd like to
see these approvals done as
expeditiously as possible."
Mr Sands said that while Mr
Izmirlian was "excited to have
reached this point, he will be
even happier when we put
shovels in the ground" and
realise his vision for Baha Mar
and the Cable Beach strip, in
addition to "creating the sig-
nificant economic impact that
will accrue".
Baha Mar again reiterated
that its project would create
11,000 Bahamian jobs once it
became fully operational, in

addition to injecting $1 billion
into the economy during that
first year of operations, while
bringing 430,000 additional vis-
itors to the Bahamas.
That economic impact is a
little while off, but Mr Sands
said the developer was "ready
to go" on issuing the contracts
to Bahamian contractors for the
$100 million-plus construction
of the new Commercial Village,
Straw Market and West Bay
Street re-routing once all
Bahamian government
approvals were in.
"Certainly, with the phasing
of construction and the first
phase Commercial Village and
roadworks, you can be assured
there will be significant impact
inputted into the national econ-
omy from the day we start this
project," Mr Sands said.


"At the peak of construction,
we will be spending $50 million
a month, which is a huge
amount of expenditure. Cer-
tainly, the impact that we have
always outlined from day one
will become a reality. There will
be significant inflows of capi-
tal during peak construction."
The Scotiabank settlement,
on the face of it, is something of
a triumph for Baha Mar and its
chairman/chief executive,
Sarkis Izmirlian, whose tough
negotiating stance seems to
have prevailed in forcing a con-
servative lender to take an
equity stake rather than send
in the receivers/administrators
to regain its loan.
In truth, though, Scotiabank
probably had little option, giv-
en that none of its choices were
attractive. Receivership would
have saddled it with two loss-
making properties, and it would
have incurred significant multi-
million additional costs to keep
the hotels running and lay-off
staff, with little prospect of
recovering the $200 million
amount from a new buyer.
In his statement yesterday,
Mr Izmirlian said Baha Mar
had all the necessary financing
in place to construct the pro-
ject, with a start slated for later
this year. A Letter of Intent
had been signed with Rose-
wood Hotels & Resorts to man-
age the 200-room luxury resort,
and other resort brands were
set to be unveiled shortly.
Mr Izmirlian said: ""We and
the Scotiabank-led syndicate
have worked very hard over

these past several weeks to
reach a settlement that serves
the best interests of all parties,
and should also benefit the
"I want to thank the Scotia-
bank-led syndicate for their
continued support of Baha
Mar. In reaching this settle-
ment, both sides accommodat-
ed each other, with the ultimate
goal of fully repaying the
lenders for their outstanding
loan. The settlement, which
includes the syndicate now
becoming an equity participant
in the Baha Mar project,
demonstrates Scotiabank and
its other partners' confidence
in the project, and its econom-
ic potential for the Bahamas.
"With this agreement in
place, we are hopeful that the
Government of the Bahamas
will move expeditiously to pro-
vide the necessary approvals -
as they recently said they would
- so that we can commence this
project, which holds such sig-
nificant economic and job ben-
efits for the Bahamas, and
which will transform the
Bahamas into one of the pre-
mier global resort destinations."
In the debt-for-equity swap
talks, Baha Mar/the Izmirlians
had initially offered to pay $75
million in cash to Scotiabank
as an upfront, part-payment of
the loan, with the remaining
debt around $130 million to
be converted into an equity
stake that the bank would hold
in the Cable Beach redevelop-
However, Scotiabank was
said to be seeking a greater
upfront cash payment worth
$110 million, sources told Tri-
bune Business, putting the two
sides some $35 million apart.
Scotiabank wants a greater
portion of the debt, estimated
to be around $205 million, paid
in cash, due to the fact that as a
conservative lender it will have
to write down the value of the
equity stake (loan) on its bal-
ance sheet, and is taking a gam-
ble that Baha Mar and its Chi-
nese partners will be able to
deliver the $2.6 billion project
and profitable returns on it. The
bank, ultimately, has to protect
its own interests through adher-
ing to prudential banking
norms, plus those of its deposi-
tors and the wider Bahamian
banking system, given the sum
extended to Baha Mar.

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Stocks dip, Treasury yields

drop following jobs data

AP Business Writer r

Stocks dipped Wednesday
after a disappointing report on
the jobs market renewed con-
cern about the economy. Trea-
sury yields sank to new lows as
investors sought safety and
anticipated more stimulus mea-
sures from the Federal Reserve.
Payroll company ADP said
private employers cut jobs in
September for the first time in
seven months. Investors are
seeing a silver lining in the
news, however, hoping that it
could help push the Federal
Reserve to take more action to
get the U.S. economy going
next month, including stepping
up its purchases of bonds.
"It's just a matter of when
and how much," Christian Hvi-
id, chief market strategist at
Genworth Financial Asset
Management, said of the Fed's
likely plans to buy bonds. "The
motivation is to keep (interest)
rates low."
Gold reached another high
and the dollar slumped further
against other currencies on
anticipation that U.S. interest
rates could head even lower if
the Fed moves aggressively to
buy bonds and take other mea-
sures to encourage borrowing.
The Dow Jones industrial
average fell 21 points in after-
noon trading. The yield on the
two-year Treasury note
touched a record low 0.38 per-
cent, and the yield on the 10-
year note fell to 2.37 percent, its
lowest level since January 2009
when the country was mired in
a recession. More weak eco-
nomic data in the coming
weeks, including any disap-
pointment from Friday's key
Labor Department report on
employment, could provide fur-
ther incentive for Fed action.
The Dow fell 21.53, or 0.2
percent, to 10,922.81. The Stan-
dard & Poor's 500 index fell
5.02, or 0.4 percent, to 1,155.73,
while the Nasdaq composite
index fell 27.00, or 1 percent,
to 2,372.83. About four stocks
fell for every three that rose on
the New York Stock Exchange



TRADING PLACE: In this Sept. 21, 2010, photo trading continues
on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.



where volume came to 454 mil-
lion shares. In corporate news,
Johnson & Johnson agreed to
buy Dutch biotechnology com-
pany Crucell NV for about
$2.41 billion. Johnson & John-
son first announced it was plan-
ning an offer last month. John-
son & Johnson shares rose 9
cents to $62.89. Costco Whole-
sale Corp.'s shares dipped after
its quarterly revenue fell short
of analysts' expectations. They
fell 43 cents to $64.23.
"Today's numbers suggest
(Friday's report) probably
won't improve at all," said
Mark Luschini, chief market
strategist at Janney Mont-
gomery Scott. Luschini said a
bad jobs report from the gov-
ernment Friday would
"increase odds the Fed is more
forthcoming and aggressive" in
trying to stimulate the econo-
Japan announced similar


bond-buying measures Tuesday
when it also cut a key interest
rate to near zero.
The U.S. central bank long
ago set interest rates at near
zero, leaving it few other
options but to buy Treasurys
to further drive interest rates
lower. If the Fed continues to
push interest rates down it
could make investing in stocks
and other kinds of riskier assets
more appealing by comparison.
Private hiring has been slow to
pick up as the economy remains
sluggish. ADP said private
employers cut 39,000 jobs last
The ADP report usually
below comes in below the gov-
ernment's measure of total pri-
vate payrolls. So far this year,
the average difference has been
about 75,000. That means Fri-
day's report could show a net
increase in private hiring. But
the ADP figure does suggest
that current forecasts for a gain
of about 75,000 private sector
jobs could be too high.
Gold prices touched another
record high as investors shied
away from the dollar, whose
value is hurt if the Fed buys
more bonds. Gold rose as high
as $1,351.00 an ounce before
pulling back to $1,346.80 an
ounce. European indexes ini-
tially dipped after Ireland's
credit rating was slashed, but
bounced back. Britain's FTSE
100 rose 0.8 percent, Germany's
DAX index gained 0.9 percent,
and France's CAC-40 rose 0.9
Japan's Nikkei stock average
jumped 1.8 percent.



The Bahamas PharmacC Council is seeking propo"sls f rn iested qualified fims or chard
acoounats to provide services relative to the audiing of the financial operaions of the Council

Intaersd firms or chartered accuntems aSe invited iD tender to pride such service for the
editing of the accounts of the CouncU at such service.

The Terer Documnei may be collected on Mo day 4 October, 2010 through Friday 15'
October, 2010 between be hours of 9 am to 5 pma ft :

The Offkt of the Bahamns Ptiaincy Council
Johithi Forks B.uild ing
Ddancy Street
NSu. The Blauums

Tender proposal submission should be in a sealed envelope marked ROPOSAL: AUDITO
The Offic of the Bahimas Parmacy Council
JohnM haa Forbes Buildi
Ddanc Street
Naso The Bahama

Tender suiiissiis will be accepted no later chan 5 pmn Friday 22~ OcIbe, 2f010.

Tendeers are invited to attend the Tender opening al 4:30 pm Thursday 28 Oteober, 2010.

Ms. Shell CoIl0nyre
Baianaas Pharmac, Council


lems. That assessment, con-
tained in a new International
Monetary Fund report
released Wednesday, comes
as the Federal Reserve gears
up to pump more money into
the U.S. economy to strength-
en the recovery and prevent
any deflationary forces from
taking hold. Japan flooded its

NOTICE is hereby given that PIERRE FILS-AIME of
Wilson Track 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 7th day of October,
2010 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



(In Voluntary Liquidation)


ACT 1992


Take notice that pursuant to the
provisions of Section 249(2) of the Companies
Act 1992, notice is hereby given that an
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members
of Four Seasons Holdings Ltd. (In Voluntary
Liquidation) will be held at the offices of the
Liquidator which is situated at Gresham House,
Charlotte Street South, New Providence, on
the 8th day of November A.D., 2010, at 10:30
o'clock in the forenoon.
And take further notice that the
purpose of the said Meeting is to have laid
before the Members of the Company the
Final Statements of the Liquidation showing
the manner in which the winding up of the
company has been conducted, the property
of the company disposed of, the debts and
obligations of the company discharged and
also to hear any explanations that may be given
by the Liquidator, and also of determining by
Extraordinary Resolution the manner in which
the books, accounts, papers and documents of
the company and of the Liquidator thereof,
shall be disposed of.
A member entitled to attend the above
meeting may appoint a proxy to attend and vote
instead of him or her. A proxy need not be a
member of the Company.
Dated this 28th day of September A.D.,

Four Seasons Holdings Ltd.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
Gresham House
P.O. Box N-10144
Nassau, Bahamas

stagnant economy with mon-
ey Tuesday in a bid to fight
Deflation is a widespread
drop in prices of goods and
services, in the value of homes
and stocks, and in wages. It
crimps spending by people
and businesses and makes it
harder for them to pay down
debts. All that hurts the econ-
"Deflation risks have
recently risen again to a high
level, although they remain
below the peaks reached one
year ago," the IMF said.

Central banks like the Fed
"should be the first line of
defense" in combating defla-
tion, the IMF said.


The Fed, the Bank of Japan
and central banks in other
countries have sliced key
interest rates close to zero.
Unable to cut rates further,
the Fed is weighing buying
more government bonds to
bolster the economy. Such an
effort, called quantitative eas-
ing, is aimed at driving down

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(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
PLENTY TO PONDER: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke In a
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 photo. The Fed is weighing buying more gov-
ernment bonds to bolster the economy

rates on mortgages and other
loans to spur buying. Japan
made a similar move on Tues-
The IMF plays a lead role
in looking out for potential
problems that can endanger
the global economy and to
help countries when they are
battling economic and finan-
cial crises. The IMF and the
World Bank hold meetings
this weekend, where finance
officials from the United
States and other countries will
report on how their

economies are recovering
from the worst global reces-
sion since the 1930s.
Financial problems remain
the "Achilles' heel" of recov-
eries in the United States and
Europe, the fund said. Small
and medium-sized banks in
the United States, for exam-
ple, are still coping with prob-
lem commercial real-estate
loans, the IMF said. That is
hurting the flow of loans to
small businesses and hobbling
employment, another
restraint on the recovery.

The Public is hereby advised that I, MICHELLE DENISE
ROLLE of Ponderosa Blvd off Faith Avenue in Western
District of the Island of New Providence intend to
change my name from MICHELLE DENISE ROLLE to
MECHELL DENISE ROLLEIf there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write
such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.



TROCADERO TRADING LTD. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 4th
October 2010 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to
and registered by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Axel Bech whose
address is c/o Nobelsgate 10, 0273 Oslo, Norway.

Dated the 5th day of October, 2010.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
for the above-named Company



Position Available Information

Technology Technician "Entry Level"

Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel invites
qualified persons in the above mentioned field to apply for
the position of Information Technology Technician.

The successful candidate must possess the following:

Minimum of an Associate of Arts Degree in
computer related studies
Minimum of 2 years field experience as an IT
Ability to diagnose and resolve technical hardware
and software issues
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Operating
Systems "MCP and Comp TIA certifications a plus"
Possess strong interoersonal, oral and written
communication skills
Working knowledge of fundamental operations of
firewall appliances

Applicants with supporting documents also including a
clean Police Certificate should be sent to the address below
no later than October 15, 2010.

Applicants for Information Technology Technician
P.O. Box SS-6202
Nassau, Bahamas
Re: Information Technology Technician


IMF sees higher deflation

risk; Fed mulls more aid

AP Economics Writer

The risk of a destabilizing
bout of deflation has grown
as the United States and oth-
er countries struggle with
weak economic recoveries
and lingering financial prob-

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6.18 4.50 Bank of Bahamas 4.90 4.90 0.00 0.598 0.260 8.2 5.31%
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12.50 9.62 Cable Bahamas 10.77 10.77 0.00 1.212 0.310 8.9 2.88%
2.84 2.50 Colina Holdings 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.781 0.040 3.2 1.60%
700 5.40 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.60 6.60 0.00 0.422 0.230 15.6 3.48%
365 1.63 Consolidated Water BDRs 1.95 1.95 0.00 0.111 0.052 17.6 2.67%
2.55 1.60 Doctor's Hospital 1.90 1.90 0.00 0.199 0.110 9.5 5.79%
6.99 5.94 Famguard 6.07 6.07 0.00 0.003 0.240 N/M 3.95%
10.20 8.50 Finco 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.287 0.520 29.6 6.1
1.40 8.77 FirstCanbbean Bank 9.74 9.74 0.00 0.645 0.350 15.1 359%
5.51 3.75 Focol(S) 5.46 5.46 0.00 0.366 0.170 14.9 3.11%
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0.50 9.92 J. S. Johnson 9.92 9.92 0.00 0.883 0.640 11.2 6.45%
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100.0 100.00 Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.00 0.00 7% 19 October 2017
10000 100.00 Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75% 19 October 2022
1000 100.00 Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) FBB13 100.00 0.00 7% 30 May 2013
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3.2025 2.8522 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.8624 8.16% 7.49% 31Aug 10
136388 13.0484 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund 134286 046% 2.40% 31Aug 10
109.3929 101.6693 CFAL Global Bond Fund 109.3929 5.20% 7.60% 107.570620 103.987340 30Jun 10
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1223 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.1272 3.43% 5.28% 31Aug10
0917 1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1.0948 2.51% 6.10% 31Aug-10
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LeBron's Heat odyssey begins Wade:Leg
odysseystill sore, and

AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) There was
a moment, in a nearly empty
gym a couple of hours before
tip-off of a Miami Heat pre-
season opener like no other,
when Dwyane Wade looked
around and couldn't believe
his eyes.
Nearby, LeBron James.
Over there, Chris Bosh. What
they talked about for years
was truly real. "I was just like,
'Wow these are my team-
mates,'" Wade said. "It feels
good to have guys that have
the capability that these guys
And that capability has
already been proven. When
Wade went down with a bad
hamstring not even halfway
through the first quarter,
James and Bosh gave the
Heat all they needed and
more combining for 38
points as the Heat easily beat
the Detroit Pistons 105-89 in
the preseason opener for both
teams Tuesday night.
Wade played just 3 min-
utes, 17 seconds. His right
hamstring had been sore for a
few days, and something went
wrong while he was trying to
guard Detroit's Richard
Hamilton. The Heat called it
a strain, coach Erik Spoelstra
called it a tweak, Wade
described it as a pull.
No matter: Wade will like-
ly miss 1-2 weeks, but expects
to be back in plenty of time
for the October 26 regular
season opener in Boston.
"I think Miami's seen me
play for a long time," Wade
said. "And they'll get a lot of
time to see the 'Big 3,' as they
Bosh had 20 points on 8-
for-13 shooting. James, the
NBA's two-time reigning
MVP who took his champi-
onship pursuit from Cleve-

land to Miami this summer,
added 18, and the Heat
weren't challenged after run-
ning out to a 20-point lead by
Udonis Haslem added 14
points and 13 rebounds for
the Heat. Ben Gordon led
Detroit with 17 points.
"I don't really think they
played that great," Gordon
said. "Obviously, we didn't
play that well, either."
The Heat gave themselves
considerably higher marks
than Gordon offered.
"It was something I've wait-
ed for all summer," James
said. "To be able to be back
on the court, it was great. The
reception from the fans was
awesome and it was great we
were able to give them the
same energy that they gave
By the final buzzer, most
of the crowd was long gone.
Most came to see the opening
moments of this trio's time
together, and the fanfare was
the sort simply not seen at
most preseason games.
James walked from the
bench moments before tip-off
with the traditional stoic look.
He filled his hands with rosin
powder, threw it into the air
to create a white cloud, then
clapped his hands three times.
Same as always. Just totally
"The season," James said,
"is back."
And when Wade left,
James just took over.
He put much of his reper-
toire on display in the early
going: no-look passes, drives
to the rim, 3-pointers, even
playing some point guard in
the first quarter. It wasn't
always perfect he airballed
one try from beyond the arc
and failed to see a wide-open
Bosh under the basket on
another possession.
At times, it was downright

HANGING: Heat forward LeBron James dunks as Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva looks or
first quarter during a preseason NBA game in Miami on Tuesday.

One play after missing
Bosh, he set up his new team-
mate for a dunk that left the
former Toronto forward
screaming with delight. And
with 4.7 seconds left in the
first quarter, James ran off a
Haslem pick, then spun
before going down the lane
for a two-handed dunk -
waving his arms with a flour-
ish after giving Miami a 24-

15 lead.
"I think everyone's been
waiting to see us, to see what
we've been doing in practice
and bringing it into a game
setting," James said.
James had 12 points in the
first 12 minutes, either scoring
or assisting on eight of
Miami's first 11 field goals.
He returned to the game with
5:03 left in the half to a rau-

cous ovation, set up
er by Mario Chalm
wraparound behind
pass, and went into
sion with 14 poini
15 shooting.
Miami led 58-
break, holding De
percent shooting.
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S plete.
"There's some encouraging
things to come from this
game," Spoelstra said. "The
H 'r^ No. 1 thing was our guys
wanted to play in front of the
Some fans. You could tell
n during the with their energy. It's been a
long week of hitting each oth-
er and not seeing any other
(AP Photo) competition."
Bosh knew Tuesday was a
Sa 3-point- big deal when his father insist-
lers with a ed on coming to the game.
d-the-back "He was that excited about
o intermis- it," Bosh said. "He was ready
ts on 7-of- to see us take the court for
the first time. Just this fact
38 at the that he was super-excited
troit to 39 about it, that let me know
James and kind of how everybody else
ate into the is going to be. And if that's
ore Spoel- how everybody is, it makes it
nights com- a lot more fun to play."

Wall leads Wizards past

Mavs in preseason debut

Washington Wizards are now
John Wall's team. So says
Gilbert Arenas.
"He's going to be great,"
Arenas said. "He has a knack
for finding people and getting
to the basket.... He's Batman,
I'm Robin."
Wall had 21 points and nine
assists, Lester Hudson hit the
go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.5
seconds remaining, and the
Wizards held on to beat the
Dallas Mavericks 97-94 on
Tuesday night in the presea-
son opener for both teams.
Wall, the former Kentucky
point guard who was the No.
1 pick in the draft, displayed
speed and passing skills, offer-
ing hope he can help the Wiz-
ards improve on last season's
26-56 record.
"Overall, John kind of led
us," Washington coach Flip
Saunders said. "He's got
unbelievable speed, makes
good decisions, ends up with
nine assists and only two
At the morning
shootaround, Saunders pre-
dicted Wall would be involved
in "three or four" spectacu-
lar plays, and Wall didn't dis-
"I had a couple," said Wall,
whose ability to penetrate
earned him 11 trips to the foul


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Wall in the backcourt and
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Sutes after being limited in
training camp by a sprained
right ankle. The Wizards'
S most effective lineup was a
three-guard set with Wall,
Arenas and Kirk Hinrich.
i, ,^I Andray Blatche led the
Wizards with 22 points. Jason
S Terry scored 15 points and
Dirk Nowitzki 11 for the
Y Mavericks.
SWashington led 94-80 with
5:01 left, but Dallas' reserves
went on a 14-0 run, capped
by Dominique Jones' 19-foot-
er with 16 seconds left to tie it
at 94.
The Wizards held the ball
for a late shot and Hudson
swished his 3-pointer from the
top of the key to put Wash-
ington ahead. Adam
Haluska's desperation 3-
point guard pointer fell short at the buzzer
against the for Dallas.
st half of a Josh Howard, traded by the
Mavericks to the Wizards in
ne Tuesday February in a deal that
brought Caron Butler, Bren-
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Stevenson to Dallas, is recov-
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was a tremendous display of
talent," Knowles said.
"We're here on a mission
and that mission is to end this
year with two gold medals in
boxing. With this perfor-
mance here tonight and
watching the other perfor-
mances, I feel like he has what
it takes to come out of his
division as the gold medal-
list. "
Coming into the games
having won a medal in his last
three international events,

Knowles will be boxing in his
first match in the light wel-
terweight division tonight
against Chimwemwe
Chiotcha of Malawi. A win
and Knowles would advance
to the quarterfinal on Sunday
for a shot at another medal.
"Just sitting here and
watching the fight, I've got-
ten a sting. I'm just waiting,
but I want to get over my first
fight too," he said. "It has giv-
en me the momentum to go
out there and compete. I just
can't wait to get started," said

EAGER: Valentino Knowles.


he will travel


MIAMI (AP) Dwyane
Wade's right hamstring
remains sore, and the Miami
Heat star guard says he's
undergoing a lengthy round
of treatments to try and get
back on the court as soon as
Wade pulled the hamstring
3:17 into the Heat preseason
opener against Detroit on
Tuesday night and did not
return. He expects to miss up
to two weeks, although no
timetable for a return has
been formally announced.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
said he anticipates that Wade
will need an MRI to deter-
mine the severity of the strain.
Wade says no further tests are
scheduled, just treatment.
Wade will travel with the
Heat for preseason games at
Kansas City (against Okla-
homa City) and San Antonio
this weekend, but will not



UNDER the theme "Believe" FAM FEST 2010 will
officially kick off on Friday, October 8 at Clifton
Park starting at 7pm.
FAM FEST is also apart of the Carifringe Festival that is
schedule for October 1-11. Carifringe is an annual ten day region-
al arts and culture festival that has been designed to feature a
cross-section of Bahamian and Caribbean arts.
According to Matthew Kelly, Festival Coordinator/ BAC
Executive: Carifringe initially approached FAM FEST about
participating in the inaugural CariFringe because of their proven
track record of providing high quality events. We'd known that
FAM's producers have a great appreciation for collaborating and
fostering a cross-pollination of ideas and they have really under-
stood the value and vision of the festival."
In the final line-up they provide a strong music component
that anchors the festival's second weekend and brings so many
talented artists to the stage all in a free event," he said.
Reuben Heights, president of FAM Entertainment sat down
with Tribune Religion and said the FAM festival is going on its fif-
teenth year. "It is basically a family free event for them to come
together and enjoy international and local Entertainment," he

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Fam Fest

FROM page 21
He explained that the fest is also about
reaching the younger people and trying to
help change their mentality.
Performers at the FAM FEST Concert
features special guests such as Papa San,
Marvin Winans Jr And Sherwin Gardner,
as well as local artists; Christian Massive,
Ricardo Clarke, Mr Lynx and many more.
On Saturday, we are looking to target
the entire family with fun activities such
as face paintings, rides and characters
roaming around such as Alvin and the
Chipmunks," he said.
Tribune understand that the concert is
set to close off on Saturday with the
FEST' praise concert, featuring Simeon
Outten a singer from Grand Bahama and
Prophet Lawrence Rolle. He says," A big
list of choirs and liturgical dance groups
will be performing as well."
Going further, the FAM FEST Concert
was inspired by Mark Cartwright,
founder and organiser of FAM
While they are all up for a good time
Mr Heights said the main reason for the
FAM FEST event is to promote aware-
ness for young people while bringing fam-
ilies out to have a good time together.
Mr Heights added: We just want peo-
ple to come out and enjoy themselves, it
is a safe environment for all."
There will also be about twenty to
twenty five tents on the grounds, serving
all Bahamian dishes and treats such as
guava duff, conch salad and much more.

GOOD TIME: Scenes from last year's Fam Fest.

P.O.Box CB 11416
Nassau, Bahamas

Revival Revival

Bishop Gloria Redd
October 3rd October 8th
One Week Revival Pastor Burton Fox
Beth Faith Ministries International Blue Hill Road South after you past
Marshall Road Nightly 7:30 pm

October 10th October 15th
One Week Revival Pastor Janean Hart
Soul Winning Church of God in Christ
Lyon Road Nightly 7:30 pm

October 17th October 22nd
One Week Revival Bishop G. Elton Major
Lion of Judah Kingdom Embassy Rock Crusher and Lighlbourn Street
(Heading west on Farrington Rd. first comer on the right after PLP Head-
quarters, from JFK, first corner on the left before PLP Headquarters)

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 0 PG 23

Discovering Community

REV ANGELA TRAGEDY: Wreckage of the chartered plane that
C BOSFIELD crashed in Lake Kilarney yesterday. It's important
,A PALALCIOUS to find strength in God and each other when deal-
ing with a sudden death.

Another tragedy has struck.
We have lost loved ones in a
lane crash. It is as if the
whole country is truly related as
we mourn together with and for
the relatives known to us and
those who are strangers, but our
The prayers began as the news reports
came in. I heard it in a store from a gen-
tleman on his cell phone in conversation
with his wife who lives near the lake.
Word truly spread like wildfire and the
prayers did likewise.
What can we learn from the experience
of sudden death? How can we prepare
for the unexpected? Where do we find
strength in time of distress?

Add to this list your own personal

1. TRY to leave home with a loving
good-bye for everyone
2. PRAY for healing from past hurts
3. TRY to forgive yourself and others


4. LIVE each day to God's glory as if it were
your last (it may very well be)
5. KNOW your faith position on death
6. KNOW your faith position on life
after death
7. MEMORISE some Scriptures that are like
light in the darkness
8. HAVE some praying friends to stay at the
foot of your cross
9. REMEMBER alcohol and drugs add to
the problem
10. RALLY together as a family- this is no

time for civil war
11. MONEY spent on a funeral is good, but
spend more on the education of the
deceased person's children.
12. STEP up to the plate as a big brother or
sister when a parent is lost.
13. YOU may have defined roles but also
"cross train"
14. ALL human beings will die unless the
Lord returns first, but God will never leave us.
15. WE are still safer in a plane than in a car

16. LEARN to pray today
17. LIFE insurance and a will are about
your survivors not you
18. TRY to live at peace with all persons
19. WORK to please the Lord
20. FOR a Christian, death is but the door
way to an even better life

We are one: one people, one nation in
mourning. Let us love one another as a
tribute to them.

No Deal!

MATTHEW 4:5 Then the devil taketh
him up into the holy city, and setteth him
on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith
unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast
i, .' i down: for it is written, He shall
give his angels charge concerning thee:
and in their hands they shall bear thee
up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone. 7Jesus said unto him, It is
written again, Thou shalt not tempt the
Lord thy God."

We live in a time when all sorts of neg-
ative things are happening. All of it is sin,
the devil has deceived us into thinking
that we can take things that God says are
wrong and make them right or accepted.
A reckoning day is coming when we have
to answer for our actions.
We play pat-a-cake with the devil and



he is tearing apart our homes and mar-
riages. He's reaping havoc on our jobs, in
the lives of our children and taking our
society by storm. We have moved over
and let him have his way to do whatever
he wants to do in our lives.
That has to stop. A line must be drawn
somewhere when we say, "Enough is
enough." Why do we wait so long before
we take action against the wiles of the
devil? Do you actually think that he cares
about any one of us? His job is to kill,
steal and destroy, the Bible tells us and
that's exactly what he is doing.
He has a lifetime plan on how he is
going to cause hell in our lives. The amaz-
ing thing is we don't use the tools that

God gave us to fight him with. Then we
lose heart in the middle of the fighting.
All of us can attest to the fact that he
never gives up.
Like we always say: "When it isn't one
thing it's the next." As long as you live,
you cannot get tired of fighting. That is
because we are in a battle for our lives.
However, it's a fixed fight and we won
when Jesus Christ died on Calvary's
Cross. It's the follow up that we are not
doing well with. We have to maintain
faith by reading our Bibles, praying with-
out ceasing, fasting, forgiving people and
ourselves and worshipping God in spirit
and in truth. We cannot let this life over-
come us.
The word of God says, "For all that is in
the world, the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is
not of the Father, but is of the world."
(1st John 2:16) We don't need anything
that the devil offers us. God is the way,
the truth, and the light. His way is the
only one the matters or should take prior-
ity in our lives. We have to be come just

like Jesus in the fact that when the devil
came to tempt Jesus, He overcame
because he wanted nothing of this world.
That's not to say that we shouldn't have
land, houses, car and or money. It's to say
that they should not be the only thing that
we want in this life. We should desire God
and the things of God, it will pay off in the
I think we do a disservice to ourselves
when we only seek after things in life.
The Bible tells us that above all God
wishes that we be in good health and
prosper even as our soul prospers. We
cannot afford to be lured by the devil with
things that he presents before us. I think
that it is a blessing that God provides a
way of escape from the devil and his
temptations. He knows what weaknesses
and uses those things against us are.
Nevertheless, we have the tools to resist
the devil. I think that it is imperative at
times that we refuse the devil at all times.
Let's do what Jesus did and use the word
of against him at all times, it is the great-
est weapon that we have. Amen!

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Three American gospel artists

nominated for 2010 Marlin Award

Grammy Award winners Be Be
& Ce Ce Winans have been
nominated for their first
Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin
Award. The platinum selling Gospel
R and B duo who recently reunited
after a 15 year hiatus to record and
release their latest CD "Still", have
been nominated in the category of
International Caribbean Recording
of the Year for their reggae infused
single "He Can Handle It".
The single was written by Be Be Winans
and produced by Tony "CD" Kelly who also
lends a western Indian flavor to the track
with a DJ Chant. The album "Still" reached
the number 1 position on the Billboard
Christian and Gospel combined charts, no2
on the Rand B/Hip-Hop album charts and
number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 album
Praise and Worship recording artist and
multiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award
winner Israel Houghton is also nominated
this year in the International Caribbean
Recording of the Year category for his single
"Surely Goodness." The track which fea-

tures Jamaican female reggae sensation and
multiple Marlin Award winner Chevelle
Franklin is featured on Israel's Integrity
Music release "The Power of One".
Houghton serves as worship leader at
Lakewood Church where Joel Osteen serves
as senior pastor. Israel's latest Integrity
Music/Columbia Records album "Love
God. Love People" was released on August
31 and has become the number one selling
album on the Top Gospel, Top Christian and
Praise and Worship charts.
CAJO Records recording artist Canton
Jones also received his first Marlin Award
nomination this year for his vocal contribu-
tion on the track "My Hood to Your Hood",
a collaboration with Bahamian reggae artist
Monty G. The single is nominated for
"Reggae Hip-Hop Recording of the Year".
This is not the first single that the duo has
worked on together. Last year they wrote and
produced the track "Top Model" for the Tyra
Banks hit TV Show "America's Top Model".
Canton has just released his latest album
"Kingdom Business Part 3" and has also been
nominated for a Grammy & Stellar Award
and has also won three Gospel Choice
Winners will be announced during the 2010

Israel Houghton Canton Jones

Marlin Awards scheduled for Saturday
October 30 in Nassau, Bahamas. The Marlin
Awards will be held at the Diplomat Center
and is designed to honour outstanding
achievement in Caribbean Gospel Music.
There are more than 200 artists participating
representing 15 countries including Africa,
Bahamas, Canada, Guyana, Hawaii, Jamaica,
Trinidad & Tobago, Tortola BVI, St Croix
USVI, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Maarten, St
Thomas USVI, St Vincent and the
Grenadines and the United States.

Be Be and Ce Ce Winans

The Marlin Awards will serve as the final
event during Marlin Weekend 2010 which
will be held from October 28-30. The three
day weekend will feature Marlin Summit,
Marlin Industry Workshops and Luncheon,
Marlin Fest, and the Caribbean Gospel Music
Marlin Awards. The Marlin Awards is pro-
duced by Harris Media Group, a Bahamas
based marketing, media and production firm.
For more information contact Harris Media
Group at 242-676-6719 or visit the awards
website at






Bishop Simeon

Hall Honoured
New Convenat Baptist
Church invites you to a
Fellowship Service for
Bishop Simeon Hall and
Minister Linda Hall on his
elevation to the post of
Vice President of
International Region in
the Progressive National
Baptist Convention, this
evening at New
Convenant Baptist
Church East West
Highway at 7 pm.

Ebenezer Methodist
Church anniversary
Ebenezer Methodist
Church on Shirley Street is
celebrating its 208th
anniversary this month. A
special service for the
anniversary will be held
Sunday October 10 at
11AM at the church. All
are invited to join us at this
special time.

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