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Volume: 106 No.267 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010 PRICE 750 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25)


Radio hosts

Lincoln Bain

and Ortland

Bodie in

angry clash
Tribune Staff Reporter

A HEATED confrontation
between media personalities
Lincoln Bain and Ortland
Bodie, broadcast live on the
latter's talk show, nearly came
to blows, stunning a radio
audience and drawing a
crowd of spectators yesterday
Mr Bain arrived at the City
Market food store in South
Beach shortly after 11 am,
where Mr Bodie was sta-
tioned as host of a live
remote. Mr Bain challenged
the host to criticise him in per-
son instead of behind a micro-
"If you want to say some-
thing, you say something to
my face okay?" exclaimed Mr
Bain after "snatching" a
microphone from Mr Bodie.
The show immediately cut
to music before going to a
commercial break.
After the incident Mr Bain
told The Tribune he
ambushed Mr Bodie to set
the record straight on com-
ments made about him being
fired from GEMS radio sta-
tion Thursday over his on-air
statements about the Arawak
Homes land dispute.
Earlier, Mr Bodie had told
his audience that an unnamed
"former talk show host" was
fired this week, days after
making critical remarks about
him. Mr Bodie, who was dis-
barred several years ago, said
he turned to Bible verse
Psalms 23 after hearing the
criticism, adding that a week
later the former talk show
host was booted off the air.
After Mr Bain's first inter-
ruption, Mr Bodie continued
with his show, accusing the
justice advocate of "trying to
rough me up."
"We had an interloper who
tried o take over my show
but I don't play that ... He
came here and he snatched
the microphone, well you
know me, I snatch it back and
man we was gonna start to
rumble 'round here today ... I
almost get a beating or deliv-
ered a beating.
"I was shocked by the
SEE page two

POINTED REMARKS: Lincoln Bain (left) in a heated exchange with Ortland Bodie. The pair, also pictured below, appeared to nearly come to
blows. The confrontation came after Mr Bain arrived at the City Market food store in South Beach shortly after 11 am, where Mr Bodie was
stationed as host of a live remote.


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GRIM TASK: Princess Margaret Hospital morgue staff receive
the body recovered from Lake Killarney yesterday.


Fears Baha

Mar could

drain country

of workers

Tribune Staff Reporter
If Baha Mar drains the
labour pool of Bahamian
workers then contractors
will be left twiddling their
thumbs, according to the
Bahamas Contractors
Stephen Wrinkle, BCA
president said the project
could drain the country of
workers in a "New York
minute", and leave
Bahamian contractors "left
on the side lines." It has
happened before and it
could happen again, he
SEE page six

Teen convicted of
attempted murder
of police officer

Tribune Staff Reporter
ONE of two men
charged in the attempted
murder of a veteran New
Jersey police officer was
convicted yesterday.
A jury found Ebenezer
Sherman,19, guilty of the
attempted murder of
Sergeant John Casper by
a count of 7-2. The jury,
however, unanimously
found Sherman's co-
accused Bradley Saunders,
23, not guilty on the same
charge. Both men were
SEE page six

Plane crash survivor
undergoes eye surgery
BEFORE undergoing
eye surgery yesterday at
Jackson Memorial Hospi-
tal, Mark Roberts wanted
his friends to know that he
is in good spirits, although
he has had a "little set
Mr Roberts, whose
plane crash landed at Little
Whale Cay in a freak acci-
dent on Wednesday, also
said that there have been
some inaccuracies in the
published reports of the
It was reported that at
the time of the accident he
was flying a Cessna 172
Skyhawk. Thisis incorrect.
His aircraft was an eight-
SEE page six


Lincoln Bain and

Ortland Bodie

engage in heated


FROM page one
man's behaviour," Mr Bodie told listeners.
One caller chided Mr Bodie for kicking Mr Bain while he was
He replied: "I'm not kicking the gentleman, I love the broth-
er, as a brother. I'm not gloating that he would have lost his
position, but the remarks that he allowed to be uttered on
that particular radio station were defamatory in the extreme."
These comments drew Mr Bain back to the store where the
exchange heated up.
"Are you apologising to me first for snatching the micro-
phone and trying to rough me up?" Mr Bodie asked.
"...I'm sorry for yucking your mike.. .Ortland we must
learn to stand for poor people in this country. I heard certain
things you said about me not being on the show for whatever
reason -
"This about poor people man, this ain' 'bout me and you..."
Mr Bodie interjected. "You want me cut you (off) again?"
"Look here, 60 police can't get me out here," Mr Bain retort-
The pair continued their verbal wrangling until the show
went to another commercial break. Up until the show ended at
noon, Mr Bain could be heard shouting for Mr Bodie to "watch
his mouth." He also urged Mr Bodie to stand up for the poor
people at odds with developers at Arawak Homes.
After the City Markets show wrapped, the argument spilled
out into the store's parking lot. Mr Bain followed the former
lawyer out of the store, pointing his finger in the talk show host's
face and the two argued before Mr Bodie drove away.
Another man, said to be a frequent caller to radio talk shows,
added to the drama when he stood on his truck shouting that
both men should be ashamed of themselves. The unnamed
man reportedly got in Mr Bain's face, but was pushed back by
a crowd of supporters who gathered in the parking lot to watch
the scene.
Mr Bain, host of television show Controversy TV and mem-
ber of the advocate group, Justice League, said he will contin-
ue to fight for the rights of landowners at odds with Arawak

PHOTOS: Felip6 Major/Tribune staff


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Call for more

industry input

in Baha Mar


Tribune Staff Reporter

IT IS time for industry
involvement in the Baha
Mar negotiations, accord-
ing to the Bahamas Con-
tractors Association.
Since the BCA submit-
ted its position paper to
the government in August
it has received no
response. Association
president Stephen Wrinkle
said "it seems to be the
typical way of doing busi-
ness" that industry stake-
holders are not consulted.
Mr Wrinkle's comments
came in the wake of Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
making his strongest per-
sonal statements yet on the
Baha Mar issue.
Now that the financial
hurdles have been over-
come, Mr Wrinkle said he
hopes the major stake-
holders Baha Mar, gov-
ernment and industry -
will be brought together to
iron out the remaining
"I would have thought
more industry consultation
would have taken place.
They certainly have access
to people in the industry
through the Ministry of
Works, but then again that
is a government ministry,"
said Mr Wrinkle.
"We met with the oppo-
sition party and their cau-
cus; we briefed them on
our position paper and had
discussions. We have met
with Baha Mar and had
discussions with them, but
we have had absolutely no
response from the govern-
ment. I couldn't elaborate
any further on what their
position is because we
don't know," he said.
Last week Mr Ingraham
suggested Baha Mar may
have to review the labour
component of its proposal
as well as plans for a "sin-
gle-phased development"
in order to satisfy the gov-
ernment's concerns.
One of the main con-
cerns of industry, accord-
ing to Mr Wrinkle, is the
involvement of Bahamian
contractors and the trans-
fer of knowledge.
"These big internation-
al contracts are extremely
difficult to micro-manage
at a small level. It will take
additional resources on
their part to include more
Bahamian contractors. It
will take more oversight,
more management, more
participation from the pro-
ject management team.
We understand that," said
Mr Wrinkle.
"I think there are con-
cessions that have been
given and others that are
available to offset this
added expense. The trade-
off is well worth it," he
On the matter of trans-
ferring knowledge, Mr
Wrinkle said foreign con-
tractors are not interested
in transferring knowledge
at the level of labour.
If the focus is only on
supplying labour, he said,
there would likely be little
transfer of knowledge.
"How do you transfer
knowledge on how to drive
a shovel? That is nothing.
We don't need that type of
transfer of knowledge. We
need to capitalise on tech-
niques and technologies
that are unavailable to us
on the local market.
"There is not transfer at
knowledge at the labour
level. It is the duty of the
government, the responsi-
bility of government to put
in place measures to
ensure participation of the
local industry. We cannot
do it on our own," he said.
So far, Baha Mar has

been responsive to the
concerns of industry rep-
resentatives, according to
Mr Wrinkle.
However, there are cur-
rently no pledges on the
table for money to be allo-
cated for training and no
stipulations requiring Baha
Mar to integrate Bahamian
contractors and their crews
into the Baha Mar project.

DISMISSED: In this Tribune file photo Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham formally signed agreements for the $70.8m highway project with
the China Export Import Bank and the China Construction Company. The Prime Minister dismissed accusations by the PLP of having poli-
cies that "come off as shifting sands, sinking ground".

PM lashes out at PLP's 'absolute

nonsense' on Baha Mar deal

Opposition accused Ingraham of making mockery of foreign investment process

Hubert Ingraham has called
the PLP's latest jab over his
stance on the Baha Mar deal
".Il',. iiii, nonsense".
The PLP accused Mr Ingra-
ham of making a mockery of
the foreign investment
process after he declared that
the government was still not
satisfied with the terms of the
deal, particularly with regard
to the foreign labour element
and the fact that the entire
project is to be completed in
one phase.
The PLP accused the gov-
ernment and Mr Ingraham of
having policies that "come off
as shifting sands, sinking
But in a dismissive two line
statement issued yesterday,
the prime minister said the
PLP's problem is they "simply
cannot take a stand".
"Having negotiated a deal

giving away our land, they
shamelessly continue to
defend the indefensible," he
The debate over the pro-
posed $2.6 billion resort
development intensified this
week after Baha Mar
announced it had concluded
an agreement with Soctia-
Bank over outstanding loan
payments, this being consid-
ered one of the final hurdles
to the project getting off the
Mr Ingraham responded
shortly after, saying the gov-
ernment still has concerns
about the deal.
This prompted the PLP, on
whose watch the Baha Mar
heads of agreement were
signed, to accuse the govern-
ment of not sticking to its
word. The party issued a
statement which read: "What
does someone think of a

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prime minister who comes to
parliament asking parliament
to approve a project, having
negotiated a new agreement
with Baha Mar and then
unceremoniously abrogates
that agreement by changing
the rules in the middle of the


"We warned him that
there was a problem with the
high foreign labour content.
He was dismissive saying a
deal was a deal.
"We warned him of the
consequences of default of
the project falling into the
hands of a foreign state. He
was dismissive and said a
deal was a deal.
"Now it turns out that a
deal is not a deal and he is
prepared to flip and flop at

every turn to save his politi-
cal skin. "The opposition said
the Baha Mar project is the
only major investment game
in town and there is no other
project on the horizon that
offers the same level of cap-
ital injection, job creation,
economic stimulation, and
public revenue generation -
all of which "the weakened
and challenged economy of
the Bahamas so desperately



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A 36-year-old man
reportedly attempted to
commit suicide on
Police say that shortly
before 3pm, police
received word of an
attempted suicide at Ade-
laide Village.
The victim was report-
edly discovered by a male
He was taken to hospi-
tal by ambulance.
Investigations into the
matter continue.

Man robbed

by two men

in Cable

Beach area
A MAN was robbed of
an undetermined amount
of cash after being accost-
ed by two men in the
Cable Beach area.
According to reports,
at around 8.45pm on
Wednesday, police
received reports of an
armed robbery at York-
shire Street off West Bay
It was reported that the
victim was approached by
two men, one of whom
was armed with a hand-
They robbed the man
of his wallet containing
an undetermined amount
of cash and credit cards
before fleeing the area on
Police are questioning
three men in connection
with this incident.


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Nobel prize, trade strain US-China ties

WASHINGTON President Barack
Obama's push for China to release an impris-
oned Nobel Peace Prize laureate and rising
economic and trade friction could aggravate
U.S. efforts to win crucial Chinese coopera-
tion on global hot spots.
Ever-delicate U.S.-China relations had
seemed to be warming, with the countries
agreeing recently to end an eight-month
freeze on military exchanges. But Obama's
praise Friday for Chinese dissident Liu
Xiaobo's Nobel award will likely further rat-
tle China at a time when the United States is
stepping up pressure on Beijing over a cur-
rency policy Washington blames for job loss-
es in the United States.
This recent swing from calls for coopera-
tion to criticism is typical of a complicated
relationship that both countries call impor-
tant for world stability. U.S. officials are try-
ing, with varying success, to press China on
economic and human rights matters with-
out jeopardizing Chinese support on Iranian
and North Korean nuclear standoffs, cli-
mate change and other difficult issues.
The Obama administration says the rela-
tionship is mature enough to weather dis-
agreements and to engage in blunt discus-
sions. But Beijing, wary of appearing weak at
a time of rising nationalism and deep social
turmoil, often bristles at what it sees as U.S.
In a statement released hours after Liu
was awarded the Nobel, Obama praised the
dissident as an "eloquent and courageous"
supporter of human rights and democracy
"who has sacrificed his freedom for his
He praised China for "lifting hundreds of
millions out of poverty."
But, he added, "this award reminds us
that political reform has not kept pace, and
that the basic human rights of every man,
woman and child must be respected."
Obama called "on the Chinese govern-
ment to release Mr. Liu as soon as possi-
Liu was sentenced last year to 11 years
in prison on subversion charges after he co-
authored a document calling for greater free-
dom, among other activism.
Asked about Obama's comments, Wang
Baodong, spokesman for the Chinese
Embassy in Washington, said Chinese offi-
cials "oppose any other countries' meddling
in China's internal affairs with any excus-

es." He said Chinese people "fully enjoy
basic human rights."
Beijing earlier warned that the decision to
award Liu the Nobel prize would harm rela-
tions with Norway, which is the home of the
independent Norwegian Nobel Committee,
which awards the peace prize.
The United States and China, which have
the world's No. 1 and 2 economies, clash on
a host of issues. Beijing has reacted with
anger and unease to recent U.S. willingness
to stick up for friends and allies in territori-
al disputes with China in the South and East
China Seas; and to joint U.S.-South Korean
military drills in the Yellow Sea, part of
which lies within Chinese sovereign waters.
Taiwan and Tibet also are regular sources
of tension. China suspended military con-
tact with the United States in January to
protest a $6.4 billion U.S. arms package for
Taiwan, the self-governing island that China
claims as its own territory. Obama also
angered Beijing by meeting this year with the
Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan Buddhist
leader whom China calls a separatist.
Bonnie Glaser, an analyst with the Centre
for Strategic and International Studies think
tank, said that, "from the Chinese point of
view, this looks like a coordinated and proac-
tive U.S. effort to put pressure on China."
She said "it is particularly sensitive for the
Chinese leadership when the president of
the United States says something that is
implicitly critical of" China.
Both sides, she said, probably will try to
tamp down disagreement ahead of Chinese
President Hu Jintao's planned trip to the
United States next year.
Obama's praise for Liu comes amid harsh
criticism of China's currency policies by U.S.
lawmakers faced with make-or-break con-
gressional elections next month. Many law-
makers contend that the Chinese yuan is
undervalued by as much as 40 per cent,
which they say gives Chinese companies a
significant competitive advantage over
American businesses.
The Obama administration also is joining
in. Ahead of this week's global finance meet-
ings in Washington, Treasury Secretary Tim-
othy Geithner ratcheted up pressure on Chi-
na to make more progress in moving toward
flexible exchange rates.
(This article was written by Foster Klug,
Associated Press writer).






EDITOR, The Tribune.
I sometimes wonder who is
running this country of ours and
exactly who did we elect to rep-
resent our concerns to Parlia-
ment who then create laws in
line with the constitution to
make life better for our peo-
My concern is with the com-
pany Nassau Airport Develop-
ment Company (better known
as NAD.) This company seems
to have been given free reign
over not just the airport, but
also over our entire tourism
industry. Let me explain.
While I do agree that taxes
are necessary to sustain the
growth, development and main-
tenance of every country, there
comes a time when enough is
enough. In my opinion, the gov-
ernment officials act as though
they are either afraid or inferi-
or in knowledge and skills. This
company was allowed into this
country to so-call develop and
improve our airport facilities,
however, while there is a new
terminal being built, I don't
think it's worth killing the goose
on the altar of greed. The
increased taxes such as landing
fees, departure taxes and many
other fees required by airport
vendors to pay, is just plain
greed and, simply put, just plain
wrong. Yet our government just
let them run wild with these
outrages excuses to add extra
cost that will no doubt kill the
goose eventually.
Airlines are having a tough
time filling up their aircraft.
One thing we have to realize:
No airline has to come here. I
have travelled to many coun-
tries and believe me, the
Bahamas doesn't have anything
that people cannot find else-
where. There are other coun-
tries that have sun, sea and
sand. They are much cheaper
in entertainment, accommoda-
tion, car rentals and food. So
why should people want to
come to a country that is so
expensive yet has nothing to
offer? I read many comments
our visitors leave on their immi-
gration cards when exiting the
country to return home, and I
can tell you, the number one
complaint is: The Bahamas is
too expensive and really has
nothing to offer compared to
other countries in the
Caribbean and Florida. Part of
this has to do with the ticket
prices. Even the United States
is also promoting itself as a
tourism destination (mainly
Florida). I am saddened when I
see the tax breakdown on tick-
ets. An average of $100 in tax-
es alone when leaving from the

Bahamas compared to $21 from
the United States. And can you
guess who is behind these
increases? Yes, the company
that our government gave free
reign to raise them (NAD). I
even disagree that we couldn't
find a Bahamian company to
construct the new airport ter-
Tragedy struck our land a
few days ago with a plane crash
that claimed the lives of a few
of our Bahamian men. Yet the
government doesn't see how
someone could suggest that
NAD is somewhat responsible
for this tragedy. Even though
it's not right, private pilots are
forced to compromise between
safety and economic survival.
The cost of maintenance, salary
and fuel needs to be taken into
account when sitting in their
offices planning their next wave
of greedy taxation. Something
will be compromised in order to
survive and sadly it has been
the safety of the public.
The ripple effect is this: Tax-
es rise on tickets, which leads to
airlines being forced to raise
ticket prices, which leads to
flights being less full and less
safe due to short cuts in main-
tenance, then airlines decrease
the number of flights to the
Bahamas (and direct them to
other markets more profitable),
which leads to hotels being less
full, which leads to hotel and
airline employee layoffs, which
leads to high crime rates in
order for people to survive. I
think it's time the government
steps in and says enough is

The airlines are seriously
considering pulling out of the
Bahamas. Delta already pulled
out their Nassau-New York
flight. American Eagle has cut
the number of flights down to
seven (which at one time had
more than 30 flights a day).
USAirways also cut the number
of flights to the Bahamas. It's
time the government takes the
knife from Nassau Airport
Development Company from
killing the tourism goose. Like
I have said earlier, I travelled to
many countries and I can also
say, Bahamians are brilliant and
smart people.
It's just sad to see we don't
give our own people the benefit
of the doubt to be the makers
of our own destiny.
Why do we believe that
everything that is foreign is bet-
It's better in the
Bahamas....or is it? And for
whom is it better? The Bahami-
ans? Or the slick-talking for-
eigners who come in and strip
our land of its wealth? Time to
wake up and get out of bed
with all these other nations
because we are a people who
rely on our God, not other

October 7, 2010.
(One only has to go through
Tribune files to discover that
airport hackers, trying to make
a fast buck at the expense of
safety, established themselves
at what was once Nassau Inter-
national Airport many years
before anyone had ever heard
of NAD. At the moment NAD
happens to be the easy scape-
goat, but in no way can it be
accused of creating the hack-
ers. Ed).

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Recent reports in the media indicate that a Bahamian citizen,
namely, Mr Mario Bowe was apprehended by a United States
law enforcement agency for alleged human trafficking. The
report also states that Mr. Bowe was deported to the United
States for trial.
I am concerned that a Bahamian Citizen could be deported
from a foreign country, Dominican Republic to another coun-
try, the United States of America.
It is my opinion that this matter requires an investigation and
appropriate action by our Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the
Attorney General's Office and representatives of he Human
Rights organization in The Bahamas.

Senior Manager,
October 5, 2010.



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"I am vex at the horrible
customer service I routinely
get from different tellers at a
certain bank in the Centre-
ville area. I cannot remember
the last time any of the tellers
greeted me with a smile, said
good morning or good after-
noon or performed their job
without acting slack.
"I do not want to see two
tellers flirting while I wait for
my cash, hear about their
lunch plans or any of the
details of their boring lives.
To make matters worse, they
act like it's my fault that their
bank has stupid policies that
keep me in there longer than
I need to be. And to top it
off, they make sure to ask me
to open an account with them.
We need to move these sour-
faced, uncouth people from
the front line of these banks
before people revert to under
the mattress saving tech-
Vex in South Beach

"I am vex that the traffic
light at the junction of Village
Road and Shirley Street nev-
er seems to be working, caus-
ing a hazard to the thousands
of motorists who pass there
each day while the unneces-
sary light at Parkgate Road
and Village Road has been
switched back on, to the cha-
grin of many a driver.
"I narrowly avoided an
accident while turning onto
Village Road because a truck
careened through the inter-
section, not caring about
oncoming traffic. If the light
was on, that wouldn't have
happened. On the other hand,
most mornings I am stuck in
gridlock traffic because the
light at Parkgate Road has
created a bottleneck of traffic
near the roundabout. Have
some sense people in charge
and get those things fixed."
Mad Motorist

"Man, I is sure done vex
'cause I ain't concerned if a
million Chinese or Haitians
gone choose to work for a
couple of yen or cents a day
to build this Baha Mar, 'cause
all I is concerned with is for it
to finish quick, so I and my
family can get employed and
put better food on we table
cause tings done tough."
-Nuff Said

"I am vex because we as a
country made up of many
small islands, some of which
do not have an airport and
does not even have a proper
helicopter service for our gov-
ernment to use. Helicopters
are advantageous for picking
stranded persons from the
ocean, landing on small cays
or searching the ocean for
boats, people or where need-
ed et cetera. There are all
sizes and prices of helicopters
so there is no excuse to be
without a few helicopters for
our nation."
21st Century thinking

"I am vex that the Bahamas
National Cultural Centre of
Performing Arts has been just
encased in high fence with
barbed wire and razor wire.
This is no way to showcase
our National Building, espe-
cially culture, to Bahamians
and foreigners who see it."
Culture Shock

"I am happy to see Mrs
Princess Butler, the St
Matthews Sunday school
teacher who did such a won-
derful job of giving out school
supplies and having her stu-
dents highlighted in church.
Mrs Butler is truly an angel
for taking such good care of
our children and assisting us
by seeing that the children get
a proper Christian upbring-
ing. "
Joyful Parent

Tribune Staff Reporter

DOCTORS Hospital and a private physician
who operates within it have admitted liability in
a civil suit stemming from the case of a 42-year-
old man who died at the institution after being
admitted with what experts said was a very high
chance of surviving burn injuries he had sus-
Five years after the civil action was first initiated
by Lisa Esfakis, wife of the deceased, Christopher
Esfakis, Supreme Court Justice Rhonda Bain
ordered that judgement be entered in favour of
Mrs Esfakis and against Doctor's Hospital and Dr
James Iferenta.
The civil suit alleged that negligence on the
part of the hospital and the doctor, among others,
resulted in the death of Christopher Esfakis.
Justice Bain made her order on September 30,
2010. The order included a demand that the costs
of the action on behalf of Mrs Esfakis be shared
between the private hospital and Dr Iferenta.
The amount of damages to be paid to Mr Esfakis'
wife have yet to be determined.
According to evidence given at the 2007/2008
Coroner's Inquest into his death, Christopher
Esfakis walked into the hospital in the early hours
of Saturday April 20, 2002, having sustained burns
to his chest at a party.
Dr Iferenta was his primary care physician,
having the final say in his treatment. According to
witnesses at the inquest, the doctor ordered that
Mr Esfakis be put on what turned out to be an
incorrect fluid replacement regime.
It was also stated by the Coroner, William

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CIVIL SUIT: The outside of Doctors Hospital.

Campbell, that there was a "gross failure" on
behalf of Dr Iferenta in deciding not to intubate
Mr Esfakis, which involved taking steps to secure
his airway so he could breathe in case of swelling
of his throat.


Mr Esfakis died at the hospital two days after
he was admitted, weighing 55 pounds more than
he did when he entered a weight gain attributed
in the inquest to the amount of fluid adminis-
tered to him. Doctors testified that based on the
burns he had sustained, he should have had a 95
per cent or higher chance of surviving those
injuries upon admission.
The Coroner said that Mr Esfakis' chance of
survival was "frittered away by cumulative errors
in his medical care."
He left one verdict to the jurors that Mr
Esfakis died "of natural causes, with a substantial

and significant contribution made by neglect" -
saying that his decision to do so was because all of
the evidence at the inquest pointede) in one
direction over another."
This verdict, however, was quashed by former
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall on appeal by Dr
Iferenta in July 2008 without reference to the
evidence raised in the inquest.
While Dr Iferenta had appealed on the basis
that Mr Campbell was hllcd against him, Sir
Burton ultimately took the decision to quash the
verdict on the basis that Mr Campbell should not
have offered only one verdict to the jury. A new
inquest was ordered, but has yet to be scheduled.
In May 2008, Leandra Esfakis, Mr Esfakis' sis-
ter and an attorney, filed an official complaint
with the Bahamas Medical Council, the body
which licenses doctors and is mandated to enforce
standards in the medical profession, against Dr
Iferenta and a number of other doctors.
The body formed a Disciplinary Committee as
it moved to investigate the complaint but was
stalled from taking any further action by an
injunction obtained on an urgent basis again
from Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall by Dr
Iferenta against it moving ahead until a judicial
review could take place.
The March 2009 injunction also barred
Bahamas Medical Council or their attorneys
"from discussing the facts and matters surround-
ing this action and the complaint with third par-
ties until further order."
To date, The Tribune understands the injunc-
tion remains in place and no further action has
been taken on the complaint. Numerous tele-
phone messages left for BMC chairman Dr Per-
cy McNeil have gone unreturned over several

Court hears arguments over validity of Grant-Bethel application

Tribune Staff Reporter

ARGUMENTS over the
validity of an application
filed on behalf of former
Deputy Director of Public
Prosecutions Cheryl Grant-
Bethel in a decision not to
appoint her to the post of
director were raised during a
Supreme Court hearing yes-
Attorney Thomas Evans,
who represents the Judicial
and Legal Services Com-
mission (JLSC), submitted
to Senior Justice Jon Isaacs
yesterday that due process
had not been followed in the
filing of Mrs Grant-Bethel's
He contended that the
applicant Mrs Grant-
Bethel had not filed an
application in accordance
with the rules of the
Supreme Court, but had
purported to file an inter-
locutory notice of motion.
As part of a new applica-
tion to strike out Mrs Grant-
Bethel's application, Mr
Evans submitted that this
notice was wholly inade-
quate to begin an originating
proceeding before the court.
Mr Evans submitted that
an application for judicial
review can only be made by
way of originating motion
or originating summons.
He also submitted that the
notice of motion in this case
does not bear the seal of the
court and that it was appar-

ent that no notice of motion
had been issued.
Attorney Wayne Munroe,
who represents Mrs Grant-
Bethel, argued that there
was no substance to Mr
Evans' complaint.
He submitted that the
application on behalf of Mrs
Grant-Bethel was filed by
way of summons and that
there was no evidence that
the notice of motion had not
been issued.
According to Mr Munroe,
the only thing missing from
the document was the word
He claimed that the words
notice of motion and notice
of originating motion have
been used interchangeably.


Senior Justice Isaacs told
the parties that he hopes to
make a decision in the mat-
ter soon. If Mr Evan's chal-
lenge is unsuccessful, the
main hearing will commence
on January 17, 2011.
In July, Ms Grant-Bethel
filed for leave for a judicial
review of the process. The
government announced that
Jamaican attorney Vinette

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Grant-Bethel had been
appointed as the new Direc-
tor of Public Prosecutions.
Senior Justice John Isaacs
gave permission for a judi-
cial review to be conducted
with regard to that decision.
Mrs Grant-Bethel was

appointed to the post of
Deputy Law Reform Com-
missioner a move that
involved her being trans-
ferred from the Office of the
Attorney General and
Department of Public Pros-
ecutions to the Law Reform
and Revision Commission.


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Fears Baha Mar could drain country of workers

FROM page one

said. "(Atlantis) drained our
labour pool and caused the
labour rates to go up; the sup-
ply of skilled labour was at a
bare minimum for local con-
tractors. It was that experi-
ence that caused us to learn
you cannot just take the
labour. Otherwise what is the
point of having Bahamian
contractors. Why not just
have a labour agent," said Mr
The situation will not be
different this time around
unless the government
requires Baha Mar to insert
specific language in any final
agreement mandating the par-
ticipation of Bahamian con-
tractors and funding to train
His comments came in the
wake of Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham calling the
labour component of Baha
Mar "onerous, burdensome
and unacceptable."
Baha Mar has requested


work permits for 8150 foreign
workers over the life span of
the $2.6 billion project and
pledged $60 million in the first
instance for Bahamian con-
tractors two work on phase
"There are very few con-
tractors poised to participate

in the scope of work. We are
trying to press the point that
they need to employ contrac-
tors who would be able to
bring their crew and the full
resources of the company to
the project. Otherwise we are
going to have a whole bunch
of contractors standing
around with no crew," said
Mr Wrinkle.
In the long run, he said, the
direct trickle down effect from
employing Bahamian con-
tractors will be significantly
higher than with foreign con-
"They have no need to
inject money into our local
economy. Their priority is to
take our labour. What we
continue to say is this is the
wrong approach, because all
we are doing is providing
maids and spades. That can-
not work; our economy can-
not work in a labour only sup-
ply environment. We need to
see the mandatory inclusion
and provision of Bahamian
contractors rather than sim-

ply bringing in foreign con-
tractors to suck up our labour
supply," said Mr Wrinkle.
There were many lessons
learned by the industry from
the "Kerzner experience."
Tribune sources say the num-
ber of Mexican and Filipino
workers hired to build
Atlantis reached the thou-
sands, although Atlantis is
often referenced as the poster
child for employing Bahamian
construction workers.
Mr Wrinkle said that is a
fair assessment. It is a well
known fact that the Bahamas
does not have a sufficient
number of workers to fill the

labour needs of large foreign
direct investment (FDI) pro-
jects like Atlantis and Baha
Mar, he said.
Mr Wrinkle speculated that
is why the Prime Minister
"was hoping Baha Mar could
be phased, so we wouldn't
need that tremendous injec-
tion of foreign labour."
That is why it is important
for the government to ensure
the participation of Bahamian
contractors and not just
labourers on FDI projects, he
In the case of Atlantis, Mr
Wrinkle said it was only
because of the persistence of

the BCA that Bahamian con-
tractors got a piece of the
Atlantis pie.
"It took us until phase three
to have substantial participa-
tion on that project. We
fought long and hard against
Atlantis before we finally got
a piece of the pie over there.
It was not a gift. Mr Kerzner
did not voluntarily employ
"At the end of the day we
were successful at negotiating
with them for the participa-
tion of Bahamian contrac-
tors," he said.
See stories, page 3


Teen convicted of attempted

murder of police officer

FROM page one

found guilty on the charge of
attempted armed robbery of
Joan Algios by a count of 7-2.
Sergeant Casper was
shot in the chest on May 14,
2008, while walking with
friends on the Cable Beach
strip in the area of Ruby
Avenue, not far from the res-
idence of former prime min-
ister Perry Christie. Mr
Casper was vacationing in
Nassau at the time. Mr
Casper was attempting to pre-

vent an assailant from snatch-
ing Mrs Algios' handbag
when he was shot.
Attorneys Godfrey
"Pro" Pinder represented
Sherman, Donna Major and
Cecil Hilton represented
Saunders. The attorneys for
the two men requested pro-
bation reports yesterday.
Sherman and Saunders, both
of Delaporte Road, are
expected to be sentenced on
November 19. Attorney God-
frey "Pro" Pinder told
reporters that he plans to file
an appeal on behalf of his

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seater GA8 Air Van. Flying
from Fort Lauderdale to Nas-
sau after a short vacation, he
and his family wife, Louise,
and parents, Mr and Mrs Lar-
ry Roberts had planned to
stop at Little Whale Cay on
their way to Nassau. Howev-
er, they changed their plans
about stopping at the small
private cay. Mark decided to
fly low over the cay to signal
that he would not be stopping.
"We were caught in a
downdraft," said Mark. "The
wind was about 40 miles per
hour." He said he was flying
on the edge of a trough, got
sucked into a tree and crashed
on Little Whale Cay. The
plane did not flip over as was
earlier reported.
He suffered facial injuries,
a fractured vertebrae and two
broken ankles. He was oper-
ated on yesterday by a team
of Bascom Palmer Eye Insti-
tute doctors.
Mark, 43, is president of
FYP Builders Mall on Wulff
His father, Mr Larry
Roberts, of Bahamas Realty,
suffered two fractured verte-
brae in the accident. He is
now in a brace, but was not
detained in hospital.

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Bahamas CMO

calls for PAHO to

revisit strategy


SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS: The reduction in mother to child transmission of HIV is an area in
which the Bahamas has excelled, according to Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis, CMO and part of the
Bahamas delegation to the meeting led by Ambassador CA Smith.

Press Attache
Embassy of The

WASHINGTON, DC At the Fiftieth
Directing Council Meeting of the Pan Amer-
ican Health Organisation, the chief medical
officer of the Bahamas asked the global
health body to revisit its newly adopted
Strategy and Plan of Action for the Elimi-
nation of Mother-to-child Transmission of
HIV and Congenital Syphilis, and "design a
programme that is all-encompassing."
The reduction in mother to child trans-
mission of HIV is an area in which the
Bahamas has excelled, according to Dr Mer-
celine Dahl-Regis, CMO and part of the
Bahamas delegation to the meeting led by
Ambassador CA Smith.
"We have made significant progress with
the management of vertical transmission [of
HIV] from mother to child," Dr Dahl-
Regis said.
"However, we have many challenges.
We'd very much like to have zero vertical
transmission [of HIV together with con-
genital syphilis], and we think we can
achieve that."
New Strategy
PAHO reported that each year in Latin
America and the Caribbean, 160,000 people
contract congenital syphilis and HIV 9,000
of them children.
Through the newly adopted strategy,
countries will seek to eliminate these dis-
eases by 2015.
Dr Dahl-Regis insisted that any strategy
for prevention of mother to child transmis-
sion must incorporate the use of anti-retro-
She noted that mothers have often com-
plained that the medicines make them feel
ill, that they are not in the best nutritional
health, and that there are a plethora of oth-
er social "events" that impact their deci-
sions with respect to taking the medicines.
She said any new strategy must involve
effective follow-ups not just for the admin-
istration of treatment or identification of
partners, but also in terms of making sure
the mothers deliver in hospitals and evalu-
ating the health of the children.
"This strategy, the PMTCT [Prevention of
Mother To Child Transmission], would be
better administered if we linked it to the
immunisation schedules of children, because
you have an infrastructure there [and] we

could link it with the social communications
that we used with the elimination strategy
for congenital rubella.
"It could be linked also to just maternal
and child health services.
"The baby has to be born, and the earlier
we take the approach that this programme
encompasses a period from preconception
[up to 45] for women and [up to 65, per-
haps as high as 80] for men."
"So I'm asking the organisation to really
revisit the components of the strategy and to
design an implementation programme that
is all-encompassing."
On Re-infection
The CMO noted that there had been
many meetings over the strategy that cur-
rently guides efforts to stop the transmis-
sion of these illnesses, and said there is a
view that this strategy needs to be "revisit-
ed," particularly with a view to increasing
the involvement of men.
"Many women during the pregnancy,
before and after the pregnancy are re-
infected," she said.
"To that end I think we need a specified
male programme, not only to treat the
males, but also to share with them the infor-
mation that can lead to some behaviour
"They are not readily accepting the use of
condoms during pregnancy [or] during the
reproductive cycle.
"If we can impart information that con-
doms are useful for prevention of re-infec-
tion during the pregnancy period, it will be
a step in the right direction."
On Sexual Health Strategy
Dr Dahl-Regis noted that it is easier and
more productive to begin exposing people to
sexual health strategies and messages at ear-
ly ages, and not to wait until unhealthy or
dangerous behaviours are entrenched in
sexual practices.
"If we started promoting condom use for
early sexual initiations, that would be use-
ful," she said.
"In the Caribbean, the religious commu-
nity is promoting abstinence [but] the prac-
tice is not one of abstinence."
She noted that because of the influence of
the religious community, the messages
young people receive about abstinence do
not encourage or promote condom use. In
fact, she said, the view persists that condom
use detracts from the sexual experience.


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books to the 'Read to Lead' programme

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Cartwright, students at Sadie Curtis Primary School proudly dis-
play a selection of the books.

NOTICE is hereby given that EMMANUELLA CASIMIR of
Hospital Lane, 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 2nd day of
October, 2010 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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UNITED States Ambas-
sador to the Bahamas
Nicole Avant donated
$10,000 in books to the Min-
istry of Education to sup-
port the US Embassy-initi-
ated "Read To Lead" pro-
gramme during an official
handover presentation.
Funding for the book
donation was provided by
the US Northern Command
Read To Lead is a nation-
wide reading and mentoring
programme for students in
grades 4-6.
This donation compli-
ments the September 9
donation of more than
$6,000 in school supplies to
Woodcock primary school
that was also funded by
Participants of the official
book donation included:
Delores Ingraham, wife of
the Prime Minister and pres-
ident of the New Providence
Association of Public High
Schools; Julissa Reynoso,
US Deputy Assistant Secre-

READING INITIATIVE: On hand for the official book handover were: Deputy Assistant Secre-
tary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julissa Reynoso; Delores Ingraham, president, New Provi-
dence Association of Public High Schools; Alexis Thompson, student, Sadie Curtis Primary
School; US Ambassador Nicole Avant; Reagan Cartwright, student, Sadie Curtis Primary
School; LCDR Janice Smith, Chief of the US Office of Defence Co-ordination and Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Education, Elma Garraway.

tary of State for the Bureau
of Western Hemisphere

NOTICE is hereby given that ANNE-MERES TIMOTHEE
DECIUS of Sixth Street Grove, P.O. Box N7060 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 2nd day of October, 2010
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Affairs; LCDR Janice
Smith, Chief of the US
Office of Defence Co-ordi-
nation and Elma Garraway,
Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Education.


The Read to Lead pro-
gramme began at Woodcock
Primary School in 2005 as
an informal reading with US
Embassy volunteers.
In 2008, the Ministry of
Education used the Wood-
cock programme as a model
for a nation-wide reading
and mentoring initiative that
has now been established in
public primary schools in
New Providence and many
schools in the Family
In her remarks, Ambas-
sador Avant thanked
support, recognized Ministry
of Education officials for
their leadership, and
applauded all Read to Lead
volunteers for inspiring the
children of the Bahamas to
dream more, learn more and
become more.
"I am extremely pleased
that the US Embassy is
expanding our support to
the Ministry of Education's
Read to Lead programme
with today's donation of
$10,000 worth of books.
These reading materials will
be used in 4th, 5th and 6th
grade classrooms in public
primary schools across the
Bahamas to help develop a
love for reading and the dri-

I am extremely
pleased that
the US Embassy is
expanding our sup-
port to the Ministry
of Education's Read
to Lead programme
with today's dona-
tion of $10,000
worth of books.
These reading mate-
rials will be used in
4th, 5th and 6th
grade classrooms in
public primary
schools across the
Bahamas to help
develop a love for
reading and the dri-
ve to succeed."

Ambassador Avant

ve to succeed," said Ambas-
sador Avant.
Deputy Assistant Secre-
tary Julissa Reynoso added
that she was pleased to have
the opportunity to take part
in the book donation in sup-
port of the nationwide read-
ing initiative. She said:
"This partnership between
the US Embassy,
Bahamian government is
just one example of the
United States' longstanding
commitment to supporting
Bahamian-driven efforts
aimed at strengthening com-

(BIS Photo: Derek Smith)
GIVING REMARKS: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Educa-
tion Elma Garraway gives remarks at the official Read To Lead
book handover.

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(BIS Photo: Derek Smith)
PLEASED: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere
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East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3231
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: +1 242 502 6000
Fax: +1 242 502 6090

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DEBRIS: The remains of the Cessna 402 can be seen on the sur-
face of Lake Killarney in the aftermath of this week's crash.

Ninth body

pulled from

Lake Killarney

FROM page one

of seven men from waters 5-6ft deep, around 400ft from the
shore. One man found breathing was pronounced dead on
arrival at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Family and friends of Mr Lubin have endured an agonis-
ing three day wait as police and defence force officers
searched the crash site for signs of their loved one.
They have yet to view the body of a man found at around
1.20pm yesterday in mangroves at the edge of the lake 200ft
from the crash site.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Glenn Miller said iden-
tification was found on the decomposing body and he will
arrange for the next of kin to positively identify him this
Meanwhile officers will continue to search for a tenth
man who may also have been on board as the passport
belonging to a Jamaican man was recovered on Tuesday, but
Mr Miller said he is not among the nine dead.
Authorities have identified the dead as pilot Nelson Han-
na, 43; Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer Devon Storr,
27; BEC linesman Corey Farquharson, 41; "Music Needs"
boss Clarence Nathanial Williams, 38; and sound technicians
Delon Roderick Taylor, 28; Lavard Antone Curtis, 26; Chet
Lynden Johnson, 39, and Chanoine Mildor, 44.
Their bodies are still being examined by pathologists at the
morgue, Mr Miller said.
Director of the National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) Commander Stephen Russell was co-ordinating
operations as the ninth body was brought into the morgue
at around 3.30pm yesterday.
"I am pleased we have some closure at this particular
point particularly for the family who were convinced there
was a ninth body on the aircraft," he said.
Distraught friends and relatives of Mr Lubin's were absent
from the hospital yesterday.
They had gathered at the Criminal Detective Unit (CDU)
in Thompson Blvd on Thursday night and asked police to let
them search the evidence for signs of Mr Lubin after a man
claiming to be a relative had misinformed the media that
their loved one had been found.
Mr Lubin's sister Kethour Vutazon said: "He was some-
one everybody loved."
However, the family declined to comment after the body
was discovered.
Police had been unable to confirm whether Mr Lubin
was on the flight as pilot Nelson Hanna did not report hav-
ing any passengers onboard when he filed a flight plan with
Executive Flight Support before takeoff at around 12.30pm
on Tuesday.
Air Traffic Control officials informed the pilot that smoke
was pouring from the left engine of his aircraft as he took off.
It appeared that he attempted to return to the runway to
land when the plane plunged into Lake Killarney.
The mangled aircraft almost completely destroyed in the
crash was hauled from the water on Thursday and aircraft
and engine manufacturers started investigations of the
wreck yesterday to determine the cause of the crash.
Flight Standards Inspectorate manager Hubert Adder-
ley said Acklins Blue is not a certified commercial charter
company and therefore appears to have been in viola-
tion of important passenger safety regulations.

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

SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

December 31, 2009


Cash and balance with Central Bank
Loans and advances to banks
Loans and advances to customers (note 3)
Financial investments available-for-sale (note 4)
Financial investments held-to-maturity (note 4)
Accounts receivable
Property and equipment, net (note 5)
Other assets (note 6)
Total assets

Liabilities and shareholder's equity
Loans and advances from banks
Customer deposits
Other liabilities (note 8)
Pension plan liability (7)
Post-employment healthcare plan liability (note 7)
Total liabilities

Shareholder's equity
Share capital:
Authorized: 75,000 shares of B$57.15 each
Issued and fully paid: 35,001 shares
Contributed surplus
Retained earnings
Available-for-sale reserve
Total shareholder's equity

Total liabilities and shareholder's equity





199,991 449,645

2009 2008
$'000 $'000

151,510 12,119
4,496 3,750
226 456
156,232 440,443

2,000 2,000
8,265 8,265
35,322 10,476
(1,828) (11,539)
43,759 9,202

199,991 449,645

Commitments and contingencies (note 9)

Approved By The Board:

Dorothy Hilton

Christina Rolle

See accompanying notes.

SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited's audited financial statements were approved by the
Board of Directors on August 20, 2010. The full set of audited financial statements is available at
the Bank's registered office at #4 West Bay Street, P.O. Box N-7785, Nassau, Bahamas.

SCENE OF TRAGEDY: Emergency services at the scene of the



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Independent Auditors' Report to the Shareholder and the Board of Directors of
SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited,
which comprise the consolidated statement of financial position as at December 31, 2009, and the
consolidated statement of comprehensive income, consolidated statement of changes in shareholder's equity
and consolidated statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting
policies and other explanatory notes.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in
accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. This responsibility includes: designing,
implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial
statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error; selecting and applying
appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.

Auditors' Responsibility
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted
our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply
with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the
financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the
financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors' judgment, including the assessment of
the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those
risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair
presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the
circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal
control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the
reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation
of the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our
audit opinion.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial
position of SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited as of December 31, 2009, and of its financial
performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting

August 20, 2010


INSIDE* International sports3news

Senior Tribune Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia net
NEW Delhi: Christine Amertil
felt it right in her reach, but when
she extended to get it, she couldn't
accelerate with the pack and was
unable to cash in on a medal m the
women's 400 metres last night at
the XIX Commonwealth Games.
Amertil, who has endured a long
season that started with her win-
:: T kF World Indoor
I i title, had to settle
for fourth place in the Jawaharlal
Nehru Stadium in a time of 51.96.
She watched as Amatghle Montsho
of Botswana
posted a -
games record
of 50.10 to
shatter the
previous mark
of 50.17 by
Richards of
Jamaica in
Ku a l a
Lum pur,
Malaysia in Christine Amertil
1998 for the
gold. In sea-
son best per-
formances, Folashade of Nigeria
took the silver in 51.39 and the
bronze went to Ahann Pompey of
Guyana in 51.65. "It felt okay, but

disappointed Amertil, who had
powered through in the semifinal
on Thursday with a victory in her
heat. Running right in the middle
of the pack in lane four, Amertil
didn't make up the stagger at the
beginning and on the back stretch,
she tried to chase the pack. But as
she came off the final bend, she

SEE page 12

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PROGRESS: Carl Hield (blue) in action against Mohammad Farkhan of Malaysia Hield defeated Malayasla's Muhammed Farkhan 7-3 on points to advance to the
welterweight or 69 kiloclass medal round

Hield advances to medal round

Senior Tribune Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia net
NEW DELHI: He hardly broke
a sweat in the first round, but Carl
Hield got in some much needed
work yesterday. In a boxing exhi-
bition at the Talkatora Indoor Sta-
dium, Hield pohshed off Malayasi-
a's Muhammed Farkhan 7-3 on
points to advance to the welter-
weight or 69 kiloclass medal round,

Knowles the night before. "First of

all, I want to give God thanks for round.
giving me the strength and the we int
knowledge to come out here with here be
my coaches and take it one bout wished "
at a time," Hield said. "We now Hield
have two boxers in the medal drought

thetempoof the fight.
He went right after Farkhan
from the opening bell. But while
he got the better of the punchmg
match, Hield was the fist to get
on the scoreboard with an accurate
S shot with one minute and 50 sec-
onds on the clock with a right to
the head of Farkhan. Less than a
minute later, Farhkan made it a
That's already history. But battle when he got a flurry that put
end to do a lot of damage him on the board with the equahz-
fore the tournament is fin- er. However, things quickly

, who has finally broken his
t of failing to medal in a

SEE page 12

Mathieu, Miller, Bastian advance to finals

HERE'S a look at the remaimng
schedule for the Bahamian team par-
* tr- v- tti- T- vv Cr -. -nwealth

* Carl Hield will box Joseph St.
Pierre of Mauritius on Sunday. The
semifinal is on Monday and the
final is on Wednesday.
* Valentino Knowles Ikam
Falekaono of Tongo on Sunday.
The semifinal is on Monday and
the final is on Wednesday.
Saturday's schedule
Men's 200 metres preliminaries
Jamial Rolle.
Time: 10:35 a.m.
Men's highjump final Trevor
Barry and Donald Thomas.
Time: 5:50 p.m.
Men's long jump final Rudon
Time: 5:55 p.m.
Men's 200 metres round two.

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Senior Tribune Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia net
NEW Delhi: After Christine
Amertil fell short in the first
attempt, the Bahamas will have a

Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru
Stadium. Just before Amertil's
fourth place finish in the women's
400 final last night, quarter-milers
Michael Mathieu and Ramon

with their consecutive victories in
their respective heats yesterday,
while Andretti Barn was the last
man out in the final qualifying spot
with his his third place finish.
Earher in the day, Rudon Bast-
lan advanced to the final of the
men' T
E ve i I' I I I . I
th e I.. . f , I" I
head straight to the final today.
Bastian and Eve will compete in
their final today along with Donald
Thomas and Trevor Barry in the
men's high jump final.
Barn competed in the first of
three heats in the men's 400, but
he got left in the sprint to the line
to finish in 46.18. He just missed
getting the eighth and final spot
that was secured by Ben Offerenms
of Austraha in 46.11. "I'm disap-






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Ramon Miller

Rudon Bastian




pointed because it felt good dur- go for the gold. I know they are
ing my warm up, but my hamstnng both capable of doing it."
felt tight coming around the final Mathieu, the Grand Bahamian
turn," Bain said. "So I'm disap- native, stayed in front of the pack
pointed in that. I really thought for the majority of the race and by
that I'm in shape to come here and the time he came off the final
wm. I .i .. i I I .11 II curve, hewas abletomaintainhis
mg f I I .. I .I I j position to hold onto he wm heat
want to say to Ramon and Michael, two m 45.72, the fourth fastest qual-

Lavern Eve

ifying time. "It was much better
this time and I ran much faster than
I did in the heats and I made the
final too," he said. "It was very
hard running out of lane seven, but
I had to do it. I'm just gong to have
to go back to the hotel and get
ready for the final."
In the thd and final heat, Miller
bolted out from behind in the final

away from the field to take the vic-
tory m 45.67 for the third fastest
I. I I I I I I God
for allowing me to reach this far
because this has been one of the

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changed in the second
round when Hield stepped
up at the first 50 second
mark to land an uppercut
for a 2-1 lead. At 1:35, he
got a little breathing room
with another right for a 3-1
But that was short lived
as Farkhan got a right for
a 3-2 deficit at 1:26, only to
watch as Hield answered
with another uppercut to go
ahead 4-2. In the final 35
seconds, the two boxers
handed a solid shot at each
other in a flurry that saw
the round ended at 5-3 in
favor of Hield. Both boxers
went at each other in the
third and final round, but it
was Hield who finally con-
nected with a left-right com-
bo that sealed the deal with
1:20 remaining.
"In the first round, I real-
ly fought dumb. I made it
hard on myself," Hield said.
"But as the rounds went on,
my coaches were telling me
'you're the sniper, snipe
him, so that was what I did.
I sniped him. Now we have
history in the making, two
boxers in the medal round.
As long as I do what my
team say, I know I will be
ready for Sunday. Valentl-
t .ti II


Sunday will be a historic
night indeed for the
Bahamas when Hield and
Knowles box to surpass the
previous one medal that has
been achieved so far in
these four yearly games.
The only medal came from
Steve 'the Heat' Larnmore
when he shared a bronze
medal with Brian Tmk of
Australa in Brisbane, Aus-
traha in 1992. That year, the
gold went to Hussein Khahl
of Kenya and James
McDonnell of England
picked up the silver.
Head coach Andre Sey-
mour said Hield went out
and executed his match to
perfection. "We're just tak-
ing it one bout at a time,
but as we get into the quar-
terfmals, these bouts are
going to get tougher and
-;:1 '- Seymour said.
.lot going to take
anybody hght. Our aim is
to get two medals, two gold
medals, and ..'
track. Carl I. III
match off his jab, so I was
pleased that he got to put
in some work. Now we
know what he and Valenti-
no will have to do on Sun-
While Hield will take on
Joseph St. Pierre of Mauri-
tius, Knowles will face Ikanl
Falekaono I I On
hand to vie i i. per-
formance yesterday was
chef de mission Roy Cole-
brooke, track and field man-
ager Roosevelt Thompson
and female tennis players
Nikkita Fountain and
Larikah Russell.


FROM page 11
Time: 6:10 p.m.
Men's 400 metres final
Michael Mathieu and
Ramon Miller.
Time: 6:55 p.m.
Women's javelinfal -
Lavern Eve.
Time: 6:45 p.m.

Sunday's schedule
Men's 200 metres semifi-
nal and final.
Time: To be announced.

Monday's schedule
Men's 4 x 400 relay prelim-
* Andretti Bain, Michael
Mathieu, Ramon Miller,
La'Sean Pickstock and
Jamal Moss.
Men's 4 xl00 relay prelimi-
* Adrian Griffith, Rodney
Green, Jamial Rolle and
Brunell McKenne.

Tuesday's schedule
Men's 4 x 100 metre relay
Men's 4 x 400 metre relay

Sunday's schedule
Men's road race Lau-
rence Jupp and Rowshon
Time: 8 a.m.

Wednesday's schedule
Time Trials -Laurence
Jupp and Rowshon Jones.

A' Al 'A

One step forward, often two back at Commonwealth Games

Associated Press

THE POOL water is clean, but
the toilets in the aquatic venue are
blocked. Ticket sales are on the
increase but the stadiums still seem
mostly empty. There was a "major
communications blunder" at the
track that nearly resulted in athletes
bemg presented with their medals
despite the race being under protest.
It's day five of competition at the
Commonwealth Games. But some-
how, based on all the problems, they
all seem to have a common theme.
Commonwealth Games Federa-
tion President Mike Fennell on Fri-
day said officials at the athletics sta-
dium erred the previous night by
not telling the medalists in the wom-
en's 100 that the event was under
protest. T1 -.:. winner, Sally
Pearson o, . was later dis-
"There was a problem ... there
was a major communication blun-
der," Fennell said.
On a day when 43 gold medals
were to be presented, the sports
often seemed to be an afterthought,
not helped by a results system that
has not worked properly since the

irt of what is called
S -time management com-
I 1i meets every morning,
and on Friday they had several new
and continuing issues to handle: a
Pakistan official reporting that $550
had been stolen from his room at
the athletes' village; the reports of
blocked toilets at the swimming
venue; poor quality of food to vol-
-- -; -; I t..: to get approval
: i I encroach on
restricted airspace over the city for

why do many of the stadms appear
why do many of the stadiums appears

Mathieu, Miller, Bastian

FROM page 11
:1 t f me," he said. "I
11 I .. my rhythm as I
come through the heats. I'm in
shape, but I'm not in running shape.
So I ha Ii i the round
smart. i i "
In the final, Miller will run out of
lane four with Mathieu in seven, giv-
ing both of them an opportunity to
compete for two of the three
Bastian, the last of the male indi-
vidual competitors to compete, had
I h ,, I .n s I p t t
of the men's long jump to get into

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SETBACK: Australia's Geoffrey Huegll celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 100 m butterfly final during the Com-
monwealth Games at the Dr SP Mukheree Aquatics Center in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct 8, 2010

nearly empty?
Previous problems in the leadup

cerns about security, outbreaks of
dengue fever and, perhaps the most

the athletes' village just days before
teams were due to arrive.
One mystery out of the way Fri-
day was the quality of the pool

es of "Delhi bell II I.. I
Austrahan and . ..
Fennell said three pools were test-
ed including the main pool and

of his last meet m July. "So I just felt
kind of rusty. But I felt good other
than that. My back felt kind of tight.

Fabrice Lapierre of Austraha had
the best mark in Group A with
8.00m or2 II I i 2 I
ma. rC I H I H .
(25 -, In today's final, Bastian
will be the first jumper out on the
"It was a good field to jump with,
so I was pretty hard with that," Bas-
tian stressed. "My back was kind of

did some extra stretching so that I
can go out there and compete."
Bastian admitted that he
sctratched a jump, had it been legal,
that could have put him in the lead.
He came back and did 7.44m (24-5)

warmup pool at the aquatics venue
- "and the tests results of all those
pools is that the water is in keep-
ing with the standards that are
required. There are no problems
with the water in those pools."
He said the Commonwealth
Games Federation doctor had spo-
ken to several team doctors and
"they all agreed that the problems
they are having with some of the
athletes and officials in the village is
not from the water, but could be
II . 1 I I II I 1 I

secunty barrier which malfunctioned
and slammed into a Ugandan team
car, injuring three of its officials,

on his second attempt and finished
with 7.64m (25-03/4)on As for the
men's high jump, Barry will be the

12th spot.
And Eve will be the seventh of
15 competitors in the women's
javelin final. Early today, Jamial
Rolle will hope to make up for his
failure to advance to the final of the
men's 100 when he run in the pre-
iminaries of the 200. He will com-
pete in the first of eight heats in lane
If he advances in the top three or
with one of the eight fastest times,
he will run in the second round lat-
er m the evemng. The semifinal and
final are both set for Sunday. The
only other events left for the
Bahamas in athletics will be the
men's 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays,
which will both have heats on Mon-
day with the finals on Tuesday.

would be "demobilized so there
could be no fear of a recurrence."
Among the eight track gold
medals on Friday's program, Euro-
pean champion Andy Turner led an

Lawrence Clarke.
Sharman picked up a stomach bug
on the eve of the race and spent
time in a hospital with an intra-
venous drip Friday between his
i i I II morn-
ing," he said. "The only reason why
I ran the final was because my mum
flew over here to watch me."


FROM page 11
tried to give it one last attempt at
catching the three runners ahead of
her. However, she noted that she
just couldn't do t.
.. l I could feel
nII 1 I 'urn over,
I I 1 '.ls w ent, I
couldn't go with them."
Despite not getting a medal here,
Amertil said she can't feel that bad
because tli 1 I I
for her i i I .. i
i I II I th

runners. They deserve the
Amertil said.
Now that it's over, Amertil said she
will take a well deserved rest, enjoy
the rest of New Delhi and then head
home and prepare for next season.







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