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Title: The Tribune.
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Publication Date: 08-06-2011
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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Volume: 107 No.209SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER RAINFROM EMILY HIGH 88F LOW 81F ARMED police will be on patrol when murdered gang leader Dion EmperorK nowles is buried next week. With the time and place of the funeral being kept ac lose secret, police are putting safety precautions for mourners in place. I t was also confirmed t here will be increased security at the church and the graveyard. Superintendent Stephen Dean said the services will be fully covered. We dont want to make an announcement or glorify the situation in any way butwe will be policing the area, said Supt Dean. Situations like this, we know how to handle. We know we have to be careful and we have to make the people who attend feel as safe and comfortable as possible. We will be patrolling regularly and it is our hope it goes without incident, but if something happens, we are prepared. A police source told The Tribune that uniformed, plain clothes officers as well T ime and place a close secret TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Armed police for Emperor funeral JOBSANDHELPWANTED C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! TRACKANDFIELD A A T T H H L L E E T T E E S S I I N N T T H H E E D D I I A A M M O O N N D D L L E E A A G G U U E E CLASSIFIEDSTRADER SEESPORTSONPAGENINE CARMICHAEL Road Police Station officers made their presence felt in Montgomery Avenue yesterday as part of an effort to rebuild their relationship with that community following an out break of crime and violence. The exercise was greatly welcomed by residents said Superintendent Wayne Miller, officer-incharge of the station. It was perhaps the greatest expression of love and concern for the people of this community after such a horrific occurrence of crime and violence that they experienced not so long ago. And they really welcomed us. It allowed us to win a greater appeal with the community and the young people. Were trying to show them that there is an alter native route to life, that crime is not the way to go. Supt Miller believes criminals are only a small fraction of any community and hopes that the media can highlight more of the positive things going on, like the walk-about, and the good things our young people are doing. POLICE EFFORT TO REBUILD RELATIONSHIP WITH MONTGOMERY AVENUE KEEPINGTHEBEAT: A youngster plays a drum from the Royal Bahamas Police Force Youth Band yesterday, as the police visited the area to help rebuild their relationship with the community. Felip Major /Tribune staff SEE page two B y SANCHESKA B ROWN THE Ministry of Health is actively investigating one suspected dengue fever death, according to DrD elon Brennen, deputy chief officer. Dr Brennen said of the two suspected deaths, one has definitely been ruled out a nd the ministry is awaiting r esults from the other. The first death has been ruled out. That person did not show a positive result int he rapid test and did not have dengue fever. The other is still under active inves tigation. That blood has By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net MORE than 1,300 angry customers have joined a new Facebook group designed to shame businesses allegedly guilty of poor customer service. The online group, Businesses That Suck in the Bahamas, attracted 1,370 members in the first 24 hours after it was created. Members have used the group as sounding board for supposed bad service in banks, restaurants, popular chain stores, nightclubs, government agencies and even small corner stores. Creator Patrick Robinson said he had no idea the group would become so popular overnight. He now hopes it will open the eyes of business owners and show them how poor service can affect their profits. "It took me by surprise because I was expecting about 100 people to join," Mr Robinson told The Tribune yesterday. "I wasn't expecting it but people are fed up." Mr Robinson says he created the page a day after he endured a 15-minute wait for service in an auto supply store as he watched idle employees ignore him. A Facebook friend's bad shopping experience also spurred him to cre ate the space for others to By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net UNEMPLOYMENT in the Bahamas is down by one per cent, according to government statistics. The Department of Statistics released the results of its Labour Force and Household Income Survey yesterday, conducted in May, which revealed a slight decrease in the number of unemployed persons, a decline of less than 1 per cent in the unemployment rate which now stands at 13.7 per cent. However, the report explained the two major factors contributing to the decline in the unemployment rate were persons withdrawing from the labour force, becoming discouraged with the current economy but not meeting the unemployment criteria, and an increase of persons engaging in informal activities. The 2011 Labour Force study revealed that many unemployed Bahamians have engaged in informal activities such as selling phone cards on the streets and selling clothing, jew ellery and other items from their cars and homes as a means of employment. As a result the informal sector has grown by 32 per cent adding approximately 4,410 persons to the work force. The informal sector is described as that part of an economy that is not taxed nor monitored by any form of government. According to the Labour report it is not uncommon for there to be growth in the informal sector during difficult eco nomic times. It said: This state of affairs is not unique to The Bahamas and happens worldwide, particularly in developing countries a downturn in the economy gives rise to an increase in employment in the informal sector. The report noted that for the first time in New Providence the number of women in the labour force was higher than males, accounting for 51 per cent of the total. There were also more employed women than there were men. This, however, was not the case in Grand Bahama where the traditional pattern prevailed; men outnumbered women in both the labour force and the employed labour force. The increase of the employed labour force was largely due to women whose numbers increased by 5.6 per cent com pared to the 2.4 per cent experienced by men, said the report. M INISTRY OF HEALTH I NVESTIGATING O NE SUSPECTED D ENGUE FEVER DEATH SEE page seven 1,300 JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP SHAMING BUSINESSES WITH ALLEGED POOR SERVICE SEE page seven LATENEWS:SHOOTINGDEATHS REPORTS reached The Tribune last night of two shooting deaths. One man was killed and another was taken to hospital after a double shooting around 8.30pm in the Rock Crusher Road area. Then, police received reports of gunfire in Nassau Village at around 9pm. When they arrived in Alexander Boulevard, they found the body of man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say there is no suspected motive at the current time. SEE page seven DION EMPEROR KNOWLES B AHAMAS UNEMPLO YMENT DOWN BY ONE PER CENT RESULTS OF LABOUR FORCE AND HOUSEHOLD INCOME SURVEY SEE page seven

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 THE TRIBUNE C ampers from the polices Southwestern Division summer camp interacted with local children and a band performed to residents' delight. You could really see that they enjoyed interacting with youngsters t heir age and the performance with music and drums was really appreciated. Some of the parents even wanted to sign their kids up to join the band and the camp, so that really says a lot, Mr Miller said. Supt Miller also thanked Marcos Pizza for providing lunch. POLICE EFFORT TO REBUILD RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY FROM page one MEMBERSof the Royal Bahamas Police Force Youth Band entertain t he residents of Montgomery Avenue during a police exercise yesterday. Felip Major/Tribune staff

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LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011, PAGE 3 T HE Ministry of Agric ulture is mourning the loss of veteran employee Stanl ey Smith. Mr Smith, assistant director of agriculture, diedT hursday after a long battle w ith diabetes and kidney problems. He was yesterday remembered as a strong supporter of local farming and sustainable agriculture. M r Smith, an agronomist, oversaw agricultural development of the southeast Bahamas and research at t he Gladstone Road Agri c ultural Centre. "He has been totally c ommitted for a long time to the degree where he spent more energy on work than may have been good for him, and I mean that in a good way. "He was extremely well l iked by all the staff which i s a rarity. There was never a question of his commitm ent to the job and the A gricultural Centre," said Simeon Pinder, Director of Agriculture. A lthough many persons a t the ministry were aware of his history of illness he was said to be in and out of the hospital over the last several weeks staff was still shocked to learn of hisd eath, T he Tribune w as told. While they knew he was a iling, it was a shock for most staff members. T here's also a void when a valuable officer leaves, because of his commitmenth e was well-liked by most s taff. There is going to have to be some adjustment," said Mr Pinder, a friend and colleague of Mr Smith since 1979. Mr Smith was graduated f rom Saint Augustine's College in 1972. He got his start in the agricultural sector while working as a t rainee at the Gladstone R oad Agricultural Centre. He later went abroad to s tudy agriculture on a government scholarship and obtained a bachelors degree in plants and soil. He worked as a crop r esearch and demonstration officer for 10 years at the G ladstone Road research f acility and the Bahamas Research and Training D evelopment Project in N orth Andros before becoming a senior admin istrator in the ministry. "I vex at the stupid people who jaywalk at all times of day or night with no regard to oncoming traffic like they gots a bumper on they back. Too many times people wearing all black does jump in the road in the middle of the night and I bet ya if I hit one of them it ga be me going to jail and having to pay hospital bills for the fool who don't know the basic laws for pedestrians. Mad Motorist "I vex 'cause I can't believe my ears or press reports that BTC can't do anything about the increased rates vendors are now charging. I wonder if they consid ered lowering their rates to the vendors or like revers ing their decision, you know, going back until tings get better." Poor man "I vex because these nogood phone card vendors chargin' me more money for a cell phone card what only ga last me coupla days. This must be a conspiracy between BTC and them street hawkers one want you only buy their cards from certain locations and the other set want to sell you cards at whatever high price they look. "Well they luck buss, 'cause I rather carry my 25 cents to the nearest pay phone instead of paying $12 for something what have $10 on it." People too greedy "I so vex it ain't funny. Them protesters who likes to march with they signs parading down the road asking for the death penalty just ain't seem to realise that all they is doing is wearing out they shoe bottom. Instead what they should be doing is parading in front of the pastors of every church who ain't doing nothing except collecting money for love offerings, gift day, 'dis 'n dat' offering, birthday club, and asking for more money from their congregation instead of preaching morality and good Christian 'broughtupsy', like 'Thou shall not kill', and 'love' of money." My Almighty God, not dollar "I vex cause every time them reporters report on some illegal Haitian migrant boat, they always reporting the boat is a 'mess and is filthy'. Give them 'Haishuns' a break, everybody knows you tie a rope on the bucket han dle and throw it overboards to haul water and wash the deck. For real." Sailing, our National Sport "I am vex because the authorities vex 'cause the people complain about the $17,000 plots of land for the illegal dwellers. It is not the low price, or selling to law breakers, or some Haitians may be the recipients, it is not really because thousands of eligible Bahamians been waiting, et cetera, it is mostly because officials here and in Abaco jumps up most immediately the next day with the plans, and nobody never did jump up the next day to help law abiding tax paying Bahamians to fix rusty water pipes, low pressure, get the garbage col lected, traffic lights, potholes, fix the crime problem and look how long now that being going on and yinna wonder." Simple Basics "I so vex that when the officials started talking housing for illegal shanty town dwellers, authorities should have figured people would telephone their family in Haiti (population estimated at 10 million) and tell them come an' 'get straight' also. Lo, and behold, soon after wards, the 1,001 Haitian ille gal sloop manages to penetrate our borders and defences all the way invading our sovereign Bahamaland territory come looking to get cheap land, landing 'bout five miles close where the cheap land is selling!" Common Sense "I am happy that there is real hope for laws to be changed, to bring justice to this ailing nation suffering from increasing crime and lay persons taking the law as judge, jury and executioner on this small tiny little Nassau, because practising and very competent lawyer Wayne Munroe says he will change it." Crime Victim You vex? Send complaints to whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net F IREARM ARREST A MAN was taken in for questioning after Central D etective Unit officers found a handgun, ammunition and marijuana during a search. Police said they conducted the search after observing a 23-year-old man acting suspiciously as they patrolled Step Street in Fox Hill around 8pm Thursday. C RIME TIPS THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has issued the following tips on how to prevent items being stolen from your car. Install an anti-theft system such as a wheel locking device or alarm Remove all valuables before leaving your vehicle, even if just for a short while At night, always park in well-lit areas Secure the windows and doors of your vehicle, even if it is being left unattended for a short while. By SANCHESKA BROWN MORE layoffs could be on the horizon f or the City Market food store chain as t he owners consider selling the Eight Mile Rock location. CEO Mark Finlayson was tight-lipped on the details of negotiations but said the company is in talks with different organisations who are interested in buy-ing the Freeport store. We are actively in discussions with several organisations. If we decide to sell Eight Mile Rock it will be in the best interest of everyone. There is one groupwe are favouring and we are taking into c onsideration who will do the best at maintaining jobs, he said. M r Finlayson also confirmed the closure of two stores in New Providence Rosetta Street and Lyford Cay. While the stores are already closed for b usiness, he said, the workers will not be let go until an inventory exercise is completed. M r Finlayson confirmed that the comp any is still in the process of assessing w hich of its 590 employees will be laid off. We should know in a few days who will be let go. We arent sure yet how many employees will be let go, but prob a bly around 70. The process is hard b ecause we arent just letting people go f rom the closed stores. We are basing the lay-offs on performance levels so the e mployees affected will be from all stores b ut we are doing everything by the letter of the law and the employees will be paid accordingly, Mr Finlayson said. T he company is said to be paying out a round $850,000 in total to employees. Elgin Douglas, head of the union representing more than 300 City Marketw orkers, yesterday said he hoped the company will conduct the lay-off process properly. In our industrial agreement its first i n, last out; last in, first out. Supervisors are entitled to four weeks per year up to 52 weeks and line staff are entitled to2 6 weeks plus notice. I still havent heard from the company as to when the layoffs will begin but we hope to hear from them soon, he said. Bahamas Supermarkets Limited (BSL k ets, announced the closure of its Lyford Cay and Rosetta Street Stores effective August 2. T he company said it made the decis ion to close the locations after both leases came to an end. BSL was asked to vacate the Lyford C ay location after the landlords notified all tenants they plan to demolish the site later this year or early next year to coincide with the opening of AML F oods at the landlord's new shopping centre. Declining sales at the Rosetta Street s tore due to the area "becoming less residential and more commercial" con tributed to that closure. Meanwhile, the company's principals said, they are actively engaged with the landlords at Rosetta Street with a view to e stablishing another format there. W H Y Y O U C HINA'S Ambassador to the B ahamas Hu Shan made his first official visit to Grand Bahama this week. Ambassador Hu said he was impressed with what he saw on the island, particularly in terms of infrastructure. His visit included a tour of the Freeport Container Port and the industrial sector. H e also paid a courtesy call on the a dministrator for East Grand Bahama, Bradley Armbrister, during a stop at the Office of the Prime Minister in Freeport. Mr Hu talked about the good relationship that existsbetween the People's Republic of China and the Bahamas. H e also touched on the many pro j ects underway in the country involving China, the prospect of increasing Chinese visitor numbers and the opportunities for enhancing co-operation in the fields of culture and education. During his visit, Mr Hu also held talks with the management of the Grand Bahama Port Authority. PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ambassador Hu, Bradley Armbrister and Madame Liu Ping. Vandyke Hepburn /BIS CHINESE AMBASSADOR VISITS GRAND BAHAMA CITY MARKET OWNERS CONSIDER SELLING EIGHT MILE ROCK STORE W W e e a a r r e e a a c c t t i i v v e e l l y y i i n n d d i i s s c c u u s s s s i i o o n n s s w w i i t t h h s s e e v v e e r r a a l l o o r r g g a a n n i i s s a a t t i i o o n n s s . I I f f w w e e d d e e c c i i d d e e t t o o s s e e l l l l E E i i g g h h t t M M i i l l e e R R o o c c k k i i t t w w i i l l l l b b e e i i n n t t h h e e b b e e s s t t i i n n t t e e r r e e s s t t o o f f e e v v e e r r y y o o n n e e . T T h h e e r r e e i i s s o o n n e e g g r r o o u u p p w w e e a a r r e e f f a a v v o o u u r r i i n n g g a a n n d d w w e e a a r r e e t t a a k k i i n n g g i i n n t t o o c c o o n n s s i i d d e e r r a a t t i i o o n n w w h h o o w w i i l l l l d d o o t t h h e e b b e e s s t t a a t t m m a a i i n n t t a a i i n n i i n n g g j j o o b b s s . City Market CEO Mark Finlayson MINISTRY MOURNS VETERAN EMPLOYEE S TANLEY SMITH DIED ON THURSDAY Shar e your news The T ribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. CRIMENEWS

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EDITOR, The Tribune. ALMOSTexactly 50 years ago I was appointed by Carl Claridge as Contract M anager in his Construction C ompany to supervise a project for which he had successfully won the contract. It was to construct a bridge, designed by Curzon Dobell, at the Glass Windows, Eleuthera. I have just returned from a holiday, only the second in all those years, where I s tayed with my brother-inl aw, during which time I was a ble to visit the site of my b ridge via private plane landing at the fine new (to me) airstrip at Governors H arbour only to discover that my Bridge had fallen victim to one of the Atlantic rages and was, apart from the abutments, totally destroyed. However it had been replaced by a nother one. This one too a lready showed signs that it had taken many battering f rom the sea. I read in The T ribune that the Chinese are c oming to do great things in The Bahamas, including building a third Glass Windows bridge. Those days in the early 60s were a good time form e and my family during w hich I supervised many other contracts such as dou bling the length of the airstrip on Bimini and sev-e ral road works, a school, car parks and any other civil engineering works, large and small in Nassau, finish ing on a wonderful little building job on Highbourne Cay. I was sad to leave aftert wo and half years, during w hich time one of my daughters was born in Nassau. I was sad to see the dete rioration on Bay Street and the continuing annoyance of the frequent power out a ges a term perhaps invent ed in Nassau. Whatever happened to the coastal highway with its frequent delightful views of unspoiled beaches now hidden by a wall of hotels and luxury homes. Ah well! Thats progress for you. Nevertheless there are still many delights, conch fritters, local fish, mangos, papayas, and sadly out-of-season on this occasion the best in the world Eleuthera pineapples. I was amused at the eccentric driving behaviour of the local inhabitants, driving in the overtaking lane o n dual carriageways, no indicators, full beam lights at night, (where is the dip s witch)? Direction signs? A re there any? But the p oliteness of the street vend ors and shop assistants was j ust as I remembered. S adly my good friends, the three Thompson brothers in Gregory Town, had all passed away and the township seemed to have swallowed up their Kantina where I used to relax after w ork on the Glass Windows b ridge, with a drop of imported Trinidad rum or whisky with my landlord Fr. Craig Strang (from Nova S cotia) who was the local priest with whom I had lodgings during the working week, now also gone. All four of them joked about my attachment to St. Andrews C hurch in Nassau but were u nable to convert me. Their mothers Johnny Cake baked in the outside earth over was sensational. I had forgotten how hot the summer was to a Scotsman from the Highlands but a dip in the sea cured that e specially when you approached one of the hidd en beaches from a boat and s lipped into the cool water. M y last visit most probably b ut delightful. Thank you. I AN D. GOW Morar Kinchurdy Road, Boat of Garten, PH24 3BP, July 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 W EBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm FRANKFURT, Germany (AP Europe's debt crisis and fears over the U.S economy battered markets once again Friday challenging vacat ioning European leaders to come up w ith a way to keep the turmoil from pushing Spain and Italy to financial c ollapse. S tocks fell across Europe, following a n earlier slide in Asia, and Italian and Spanish bonds traded at levels that threaten their ability to raise money in the bond markets to pay off debts. Those debt fears are compounded by concerns the United States, the world's biggest economy, will slide into another recession. How the markets actually end the week could well hinge on upcoming U.S. jobs data later. N onfarm payrolls are expected to rise by around 90,000 in July. Anything disappointing could a ccentuate the slide and reinforce worries that the markets are suffering their biggest meltdown since October 2008 after the collapse of U.S. invest-m ent house Lehman Brothers stoked w orries over the global financial sys tem. In Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, vacationing in the Italian Alps, and French President Nicholas Sarkozy, on the French Riviera, are interrupting their summerh olidays for a phone conference on t he crisis, Merkel's office said. Sarkozy's office said he would also speak with Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. Spanish and Italian bond yields have risen above 6 per cent, approach ing the levels that drove much smaller Greece, Portugal and Ireland to seek bailouts from the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund. Fears that a country may default drive up the interest yields on its bonds. That can become a vicious spiral as the higher rates increase the scale of the debt and frighten away even more bond investors. European leaders face few and difficult options. They gave their euro 440 billion res cue fund new powers to prop up bond markets and rescue banks at a July 21 summit, but the changes are not in effect yet because national parliaments have not approved the meas ures yet. That leaves the European C entral Bank, which has been reluc tant to buy government bondsb ecause it does not want to be seen as s upporting shaky government f inances. A longer-term option would be a eurobond whereby the 17 members of the currency union borrow jointly. But that has firmly been rejected by German and other countries with strong finances since it would mean they would pay higher interest rates. The market turmoil worsened Thursday after the head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Bar r oso, warned that governments needed to move more quickly to implement the new powers for the bailoutf und, and after the European Central Bank (ECB chases of Portuguese and Irish bonds but not those from Italy or Spain in an attempt to steadying mark ets. The bank also offered new emergency credit to shaky banks. But those moves failed to stop the turmoil. Commerzbank chief economist Joerg Kraemer said that for now the ECB appeared the only line ofd efence. At present only the ECB would probably be able to buy bonds from the ailing peripheral countries and effectively counteract a potential esca lation of the sovereign debt crisis," said Kraemer. "If worst came to worst, we would expect the central bank to do just that, although this would in fact mean financing public spending by printing money." Currently, the central bank has drained money from the financial system when it buys bonds to ensure that its purchases do not expand the supply of money in the economy. (This article was written by David McHugh of the Associated Press). Thoughts from a visit back to the Bahamas LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net Merkel, Sarkozy to speak as crisis rages 0$5.(7,1* '(17 1(('(' 9$1/(<75(925$1'5(:6RI 9,//$*(52$'3%2;1$66$8%$+$0$6 +DUGLQ&DVLPLURI 5HGZRRG/DQH)UHHSRUW *UDQG%DKDPD%DKDPDV &UDLJ6WHYHQ0DVVH\ RI3%R[&RXUVH6RXWK2FHDQ E DITOR, The Tribune. THANKyou for the time and space in your widely read p aper. W e live in a country that my mentor used to call a pimple on the worlds backside. Yes we are a small nation a nation where people dont know the value of time. We think it is cool to show up late or not at all. We are a nation oft alkers and promise brokers. All this is accepted and cool. We have a reputation to never return telephone calls. We have little respect for other peoples time or feelings. In other words we just do our own thing and all is well in paradise. We buy things that we have very little use for, then throw them away after a few days or weeks. We are wasteful.S omeone once said that we buy things to impress people we d ont even like or who like us. We are known as being the gossip kings and queens of the world, we produce very little in the terms of maturity and solid structures, but we can talk. Young people are carrying knives and guns around schools. What do we do? We talk. We are more concerned about how much our neighbour weighs, than about people killing each other. Nassau has gone funky and what do we do? We talk. We need to get back to basics, get real and stop complaining, because we have so little. We are spoilt rotten. When you look at some other parts of the world, some peo ple dont even have a garbage dump where they can go to get things to live off. I am sure that our dump is one of he richest on this planet. We are masters at partying and celebrating, if someone drops a shoe, we have to have a party. We need to get our homes in order and grow up. We have to stop blaming others and begin to take full responsibility for our actions and thoughts. Manhood does not come between the legs. It begins when we practise discipline and consideration for others. We need to mind our business and take control of or lives. Then we may see a reduction in crime. MILLARD MISSICK, Nassau, August 4, 2011. P.S. We dont lack strength or will, we lack self-confi dence. How to help solve the crime situation EDITOR, The Tribune. AS AN avid sports fan, I thought it my duty to go and support The Bahamas at the Basketball Championship in Nassau. The end result was The Bahamas finished 6-1, finishing second to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Well done Bahamas! Sadly I must tell you, I am dismayed and distraught that the championship session started without the singing of the Nation al Anthem! I cannot believe this! I cry shame and consider this a disgrace, that Mr. Hepburn, President of The Basketball Association could have such an oversight. He and his association should hang their heads in shame and never let this happen again in The Bahamas. TONY FERGUSON Nassau, July 30, 2011. Dismay at no national anthem

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IMPRESSED with the functional, ultra-modern design and technological features of the Harry C Moore Libraryand Information Centre at the College of the Bahamas, Com missioner of Police Ellison Greenslade and his senior team are considering replicating some aspects of the building in future designs for Royal Bahamas Police Force struc tures. College President Dr Betsy V Boze, college librarian Willamae Johnson and Associate Vice President of Exter nal Affairs Gabriella Fraser, took Commissioner Greenslade and five of his senior officers on a tour of the library on Monday, July 25. T he police's senior team is currently making plans for an extended Cable Beach police station to be constructed as part of the multi-billion dollar Baha Mar development. The structure is being expanded by 10,118 square feet. The $30 million Harry C M oore Library offers comprehensive services including a 24hour Internet cafe, special and law collections, and institutional archives. Well staffed by college security, the library is also outfitted with closed cir cuit surveillance and an auto matic banking machine. "My advice to corporate businesses and education insti tutions is to respectfully listen when we speak. Here I have found evidence of an organisation that not only speaks but one that is good at listening," said Commissioner Greenslade. "So to see the CCTV installation, to note the placement of your ABM and to see the design of the spaces here at COB speaks clearly to the business of crime prevention through environmental design." Both Commissioner Greenslade and Deputy Commissioner of Police Quinn McCartney are graduates of the College of the Bahamas and were happy to return to their alma mater to generate ideas for the benefit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. They were also keenly interested in the integrated use of space in the library as potentially suitable for the force's future buildings. The commissioner expressed an interest in adopting shared desk spaces in police office designs, moving away from what he termed the "my desk culture." Mr Greenslade recognised the potential for a mutually beneficial and practical partnership between the police force and the College of the Bahamas and characterised the institution as a centre of excel lence in many respects. "I fully believe that coming here today affirms that, because I have been able to see here in your new library a number of things that represent best practice," he said. "This is not a facility that makes us proud because it's a Caribbean facility; this is a facility that sits in the mix globally. Having had the opportunity to travel widely, I can tell you that this is impressive and stands shoulder to shoulder with other facilities that I have seen." College president Dr Boze was just as optimistic about solidifying a relationship with the Royal Bahamas Police Force. She also extended the use of the library to Commissioner Greenslade and his offi cers. "You and your team are welcome to use the facilities here and spend a Saturday morning out of your offices," she said. The commissioner said he intends to become a card-carrying member of the library soon. Library membership is available for college commu nity members including alum ni as well as the general public. Officially opened in April, the Harry C Moore Library, which is named after one of the college's most generous benefactors and a former College Council member, is a 60,000 square foot structure. It can accommodate more than 600 library users, has group and study spaces, an auditori um, and is handicap accessible. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011, PAGE 5 DNA evidence collected at the scene of a rape, burglary and armed robbery in June 2005 matched that of a blood sample obtained from the accused, a genetic analyst testified in Supreme Court. Kevin Noppinger, of DNA Labs International in Deerfield, Florida, told Justice Vera Watkins and the nine member jury that DNA samples from a vaginal swab obtained the night of the rape, matched the DNA found in Oscar Ingrahams blood. Ingraham, 26, is accused of breaking into the home of a woman between June 15 and June 16, 2005 and raping her while armed with a knife. It is also alleged that he stole a cell phone and cash from the victim. Prosecutors Linda Evans and Kristan Stubbs presented witnesses throughout the trial who testified about how evidence from the crime scene was collected and handled before being sent off for analysis. Defence attorney Raymond Rolle has questioned the integrity and handling of the evidence, and the length of time it was in police custody prior to its delivery to the American DNA lab. Another witness was expected to give testimony yesterday but did not show up to court. The prosecution was therefore obliged to close its case. Closing submissions by the defence and prosecution are expected to be completed on Monday. On Tuesday Justice Watkins is expected to give her summation of the case to the jury. POLICE COMMISSIONER HAILS DESIGN OF THE HARRY C MOORE LIBRARY P RAISE FOR CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN COURT TOLD OF DNA EVIDENCE MATCH IN RAPE, BURGLARY CASE F ROM LEFT ARE: A ssistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson; Assistant Commissioner o f Police John Ferguson; Deputy Commissioner of Police Quinn McCartney; College President Dr Betsy V Boze; Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade; College librarian Willamae Johnson; Associate Vice President, External Affairs Gabriella Fraser; Assistant Commissioner of Police Glenn Miller and Inspector and Executive Assistant Kellie Mackey. C OLLEGE LIBRARIAN W illamae Johnson takes Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on a tour of the library's 2nd floor.

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 THE TRIBUNE ROYALBAHAMASDEFENCEFORCE SUMMER CAMP T HE ROYAL BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCEsummer camp came to a close yest erday at the Coral Harbour base. Students of the camp showed off their talents, including music, dance and arts and crafts. FELIPE MAJOR/TRIBUNE STAFF

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January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/2007NAV Date 31-May-11 30-Apr-11 30-Jun-11BISX Listed Mutual FundsTO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752530-Jun-11 30-Jun-11 30-Jun-11 22-Jul-11 30-Jun-11MARKET TERMS30-Apr-11 30-Jun-11 RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd (Over-The-Counter Securities) CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)30-Jun-11 30-Apr-11 NAV 6MTH 1.526164 2.947425 1.574964 111.469744 115.762221 30-Jun-11 30-Jun-11 5RVPLQ7RXVVDLQWRI6SDQLVK :HOOV(OHXWKHUD%DKDPDV POLICE have identified the seventh homicide victim in G rand Bahama this year as 26-year-old Delroy Bryan Pitter of Jamaica. The police are appealing to anyone who was in the Garden Villas area on July 21st, when the incident took place, for information. Call the Central Detective Unit at 350 3107/8 or 352 9774/5 or 911. A WOMANwanted by police in connection with fraud allegations is now in custody. Daisymae Johnson, 57, was wanted for questioning over more than 20 real estate fraud complaints. POLICE IDENTIFY HOMICIDE VICTIM been sent to a lab in Trinidad for confirmatory tests. But we are also invest igating some of the past m edical conditions that p atient had that may have been a contributing factor to their death. We are still waiting the results from that test to know what the exact cause of death is. S ince the outbreak of dengue fever there have been around 1,000 clini-c ally diagnosed cases but only 90 people have been confirmed with the disease. D r Brennen said they have slowed down on testing for dengue but are i nstead treating people w ho show signs of having t he illness. Most people arent gett ing testing anymore for i t. When they come in with symptoms we treat them as if they have it without testing them. We are only testing people from the Family Islands, those who need to be hospitalized, the elderly and children. Everyone e lse is treated and sent h ome. We test maybe about 5 per cent of people and 99 per cent of people are able to go home after receiving medicine. Dr Brennen said like HIV and the flu, dengue fever can lead to complications in people with pree xisting conditions or an i mmune deficiency. H e said so far dengue fever has been contained to New Providence. While admitting that dengue fever cases have not declined, he also said they havent increased either. Dengue fever is a potent ially deadly mosquitob orne infection that cause s severe flu-like symptoms often accompanied by a rash. Wearing insect repellent or long-sleeved clothing in areas where mosquitos are prevalent helps to minimise infection. The department of environm ental health has started f ogging exercises. P eople with mild symptoms are being asked to go to local clinics and if symptoms are not severe treat themselves as they would the regular flu. Data also indicated that employment in the informal sector was also more accessible for women as their numbersi ncreased by 65 per cent c ompared to a much lower increase, 20 per cent, experienced by men. The informal sector tended to be gearedt oward the retail indust ry, a subgroup of the Wholesale and Retail industry, according to the report, that grew more than any otheri ndustry. In contrast, industries s uch as construction, w hich are mostly male dominated, experienced a decline of 17.5 per c ent. Construction was also the industry with theh ighest unemployment r ate said the survey. T hese results will be available immediately on the Department of Stat istics website at statis tics.bahamas.gov.bs and the final report will bec ompleted and dissemin ated by mid-September. NASSAU PICTURED is the projected path of Emily, which was downgraded from a tropical storm on Thursday. It is expected to pass over Nassau by Saturday afternoon and isl ikely to bring heavy rain. T HE BAHAMAS U NEMPLOYMENT DOWN BY ONE PER CENT FROM page one MINISTRY OF HEALTH INVESTIGATING ONE SUSPECTED DENGUE FEVER DEATH vent their anger. In the Bahamas bad service it seems is the norm,a nd people are sitting back a nd allowing it to happen. B usinesses are offering a service, I don't have to come to your company ands pend money you need me to survive. "If you are a manager and you are getting continuous complaints about onee mployee, you need to do something about that onee mployee. He or she can cause your business to f ail." M r Robinson has already been contacted by several c oncerned business owners who were mentioned ont he page, who told him t hey were not aware of c ustomers' negative opinions. Comments and discuss ions flooded the page yesterday from angry Face-b ook users. A bank customer comp lained: "Service is horrib le. Slow response for simple transactions. Poor cust omer service. Bad atti tudes, etc. I see why they r ebranded it. Jokers!" A Cable Bahamas cust omer moaned: "Why is it that every channel on my TV would freeze up exceptH LN, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News? Watching TV isl ike watching a bootleg DVD get it together C able Bahamas!" M r Robinson created another Facebook group y esterday to allow users to post positive shoppinge xperiences. T hat group has attracted 6 0 members. F ROM page one 1,300 JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP SHAMING BUSINESSES WITH ALLEGED POOR SERVICE FROM page one as SWAT officers will be at the funeral and the graveyard. The time and date of the funeral is being kept under wraps. P olice have no new suspects in Knowles murder. Two m en who were arrested days after his death, were released due to lack of evidence. It is believed that whoever killed the infamous Fox Hill g ang chief first knocked him off the motorbike he was rid ing at the Milo Butler Highway and Faith Avenue roundabout. Then as Knowles tried to run away, a gunman shot him a n umber of times. He died at the scene and became the country's 81st murder victim. Although police labelled Knowles a notorious criminal, he was never convicted of a major offence, despite an arrest h istory accusing him of several murders. In 2009, a magistrate dismissed a murder charge against him due to insufficient evidence. He was accused of theA ugust 2007 shooting death of his nephew Kendal Ken v ardo Knowles at Fox Hill. Knowles was also questioned in connection with a triple murder in 2000. However, he and three men were never charged because o f lack of evidence. His only convictions were for firearm possession and possession of a kilo of cocaine. ARMED POLICE FOR EMPEROR FUNERAL PROJECTEDPATHFOREMILY FROM page one CARACAS, Venezuela Associated Press PRESIDENTHugo Chavez and his Colombian counterpart both stressed on Friday that the relationship between their two countries is improving, despite efforts by unidentified "ene mies" to destroy it. In a telephone interview with state television, Chavez said that some hope "that once again relations turn sour with Colombia." He went on to accuse the "empire," a reference to the U.S., for "being behind that."He did not elaborate or provide any evidence. The 57-year-old leader, who is battling cancer, said that in Venezuela, too, there are people "who would feel good if we had bad relations with the Colombian government." "That is not an option for us," he said. Chavez broke ties with Colombia last year amid allega tions by former Colombian Pres ident Alvaro Uribe that rebel leaders fighting the government were taking refuge in Venezuela. Chavez restored ties after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos took office last August. In the Colombian capital of Bogota on Friday, Santos reiterated that the relationship with Venezuela was warming. "There are differences," the president said at a ceremony to swear in the new Colombian ambassador to Venezuela. "Dif ferences in the way we think and approach certain world prob lems, internal problems, but we respect each others' differences." On Tuesday, Santos remarked that that there are "many enemies" who want to destroy the relationship, which he said is defined by "mutual trust." He did not elaborate. The flurry of comments from both presidents came in response to a statement from the head of Colombia's armed forces, Adm. Edgar Cely, who said Monday that Colombia's two top rebel groups still maintain a presence in Venezuela. "Very quickly, I would say yes," Cely replied when reporters at Caracol Radio and Caracol Television asked him if members of the leftist Revolu tionary Armed Forces of Colom bia, or FARC, and the National Liberation Army, or ELN, continued to take refuge in Venezuela. "The truth is, the same situation we had at the end of Uribe's government hasn't changed." The next day, Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera did not directly deny the presence of rebels in Venezuelan territory but said Venezuela has repeatedly assured his government that "they do not tolerate the presence of criminals from Colombia in their territory." Chavez has long had tense relations with the U.S. and has accused Washington of backing a 2002 attempt to overthrow him. U.S. officials have criticized Chavez's government as authoritarian and said Venezuela has a poor record of combating drug trafficking. U.S. officials have also criticized Chavez's friendly relations with governments such as those in Iran, Libya and Belarus. VENEZUEL A: N O RENEWED TENSION WITH COLOMBIA INTERN ATIONALNEWS

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THETRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net C HRIS Fireman Brown had to settle for a third place finish in the mens 400 metres at theS amsung Diamond League meet in London, Engl and yesterday. Meanwhile, sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenz ie was fourth in the womens 200 metres, but she still has the 100 to go today as the meet wraps up with Donald Thomas contesting the mens h igh jump. Brown clocked 45.04 seconds in the fastest race r an this year as Grenadas Kirani James made h is professional debut by clocking an impressive world leading time of 44.61 to snatch the victory i n a Caribbean sweep of the top three spots. J amaicas Jermaine Gonzales pulled off a seco nd place finish in 44.85. The previous world leading time was 44.65 that was set by Rondell Bartholomew from Grenada in Lubbock. Batholomew was seventh in the race in 45.86. Competing in the first of her two races in the two-day meet yesterday, Ferguson-McKenzie ran 22.88 for her fourth spot in a race that was loaded with American and Caribbean representation. Winning the race was American Biana Knight in 22.69. Jamaicas Sherone Simpson got secondi n 22.84 and American Shalonda Solomon was third in 22.85. Solomon has posted the fastest time in the halfl ap race so far this year of 22.15 in Eugene, Ore gon on July 12. Today, as the meet wraps up, Ferguson-McKenzie will be back in action as she competes in thel ast of the heats. She will be running out of lane t wo. Included in her heat is American Carmelita Jeter, who ran the fastest time this year of 10.70 in Eugene on June 4. Also in action today will be Grand Bahamian Donald Thomas. He will be the fifth of 10 competitors entered in the mens high jump. Thomas has a seasons best of 2.32 metres or 7-feet, 7 1/4-i nches. T he world leader is American Jesse Williams, who has soared 2.37m or 7-9 1/4 in Eugene on June 26. Williams will be the final competitor on the runway today. The meet serves as a tune up for the IAAF World Championships that will get underway in Daegu, Korea on August 27th. BROWN FINISHES THIRD, FERGUSON-MCKENZIE FOURTH SAMSUNG DIAMOND LEAGUE IN LONDON CHRISBROWN and DEBBIEFERGUSON-MCKENZIE G RENADA'S KIRANI JAMES r eacts after winning the mens 400m during the Diamond League at Crystal Palace s tadium. (AP B y BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamas team at the 55th Caribbean Amateur Golf Chapionships iss itting right in the mix of countries vying for the overall Arthur Ziadie Trophy. But team manager Ambrose Gouthro admit-t ed yesterday that the performances in some cases were not what was expect-e d so far, especially after t hey had to play through a series of rain delays. The Super seniors, I t hought they would do a little better, but it was tough out there, Gouthros tressed. The seniors, are t he same way. I thought they would have done better, but they didnt. The mid-amateurs shot 71 today, so theyre all back from the lead with ar emote possibility of catching the leaders. The bright spot today was the Hoerman Cuppers. They got over their first day jitters and they hit very well t oday. W hile the overall results for the Arthur Ziadie Trophy were still being deter-m ined, the results were posted for the various divisions and the Bahamas was sitting comfortably in them iddle of the pack. Although the Hoerman Cup team of regular play e rs got a 73 from DeVaughn Robinson, Ben Davis and Richard GibsonJ r. to help the Bahamas f inish the day at 297, the team is still in sixth place with 927. P uerto Rico have maintained their lead with 295 for a total of 881, followedb y Trinidad & Tobago with 894. The Dominican Republic round out the top three with a 906. T he Higgs & Higgs Tro phy team in the super senior division is still in third after the combo of Vernon Wells and Oswald Moore shot a 78 to bringt heir total to 225. Puerto Rico are out in front with 218 and Jamaicaa re sitting in second with 223. In the Francis & SteelePerkins Cup for seniors, the team of George Swann and Paul Bowe shot a 79 yesterday to add to their 74 and 75 they produced on the first two days respec tively. They are also in fifth place. The team of Chris Harris amd Peter McIntosh, competing for the mid amateur championships Ramon Baez Trophy, is tied for fifth with the Cayman Islands. The Bahamas shot 70 yesterday, compared to the Cayman Islands 69. The Dominican Republic is leading, followed by Trinidad & Tobago, the OECS and Puerto Rico. The Bahamas, however, is not entered in the George Teale Memorial Trophy for women, which will have an impact on their chances to win the Arthur Ziadie Trophy. Going into yesterdays competition, the Bahamas was sitting in fifth place after the first two days of competition. The final day of competition will be held today. Its difficult to determine what the point stand ings look like because of the rain delays that has forced some of the players to play late today, Gouthro stated. But we are ight in there and while I would say that we wont have a chance to win the overall title, we are still in contention for a number of the divisional titles. By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net AFTER getting blown out by 38 points by Cuba on opening day of the Caribbean Basket ball Championships womens basketball tournament, Trinidad & Tobago beat the previously undefeated Bahamas team by four points on Thursday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Off to a slow start in which they were held scoreless as the Bahamas raced out to an early 7-0 lead, Trinidad & Tobago slowly shook off the cobwebs from their 80-32 nightmare against Cuba to secure a hard fought 49-45 decision, drawing even with the host team at 1-1 in the standings behind the unblemished Cubans, who won 87-42 over the US Virgin Islands early on Thursday. The Bahamas was coming off a 52-47 win over St. Vincent & the Grenadines in their opening match on Wednesday. However, just like they did in that game, the Bahamas committed too many turnovers and missed a number of free throws as Trinidad & Tobago was able to take advantage of their mis cues and turned the game in their favour. We worked on the mental part because yesterday (Wednesday game against Cuba. They blow out my team,Ivan Flores, head coach of Trinidad & Tobago admitted. We worked this morning, all day in the locker room on our mental aspect because my team was slowed down by Cuba. But Bahamas is a good team. They played hard. They never gave up. Thank God we won. In what turned out to be a see-saw battle, Trinidad & Tobago managed to come back for a 15-12 deficit at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, they managed to clinch their first lead of the game, 23-22 and they held on for a 27-26 half-time advantage. After falling behind by five to begin the third, the Bahamas was able to storm back for a slim 40-39 margin at the final break. The two teams traded the lead early in the fourth until Petra Gay canned a three-pointer to push Trinidad & Tobago on top 45-44 with three minutes and 38 seconds remaining in the game and they never relinquished the lead as the Bahamas played like their opponents did at the start of the game, finding it difficult to score down the stretch. I knew that it was going to be a tough game for us because the Bahamas is the home team and they are a tough team, Flores lamented. But our players played very hard. We really didn't want to lose this one too. Gay and Melissa Guerrero both finished with seven points, but Trinidad & Tobago got game high 16 points from Chenel Harris another 10 from Rhea Codio to lead their attack. Jowan Ortega helped out with six. For the Bahamas, Linda Pierre worked her way inside for 12 points and five rebounds; Anastacia Sands-Moultrie had eight points and nine rebounds; Philicia Kelly had seven points and five rebounds; Diasti Delancy had six points; Sasha Ferguson five and Roberta Quant four. Head coach American Larry Tidwell said it was a tough loss. We just didnt finish it when we had our chances at the rim, he pointed out. That goes along with playing the game. You have to finish at the rim. We missed some key rebounds at times, but gosh, they are playing hard. This is a good ball game to watch. We turned it over one too many times, but we are okay. Tidwell, assisted by Felix Fly Musgrove, said the team's spirit is still high and they will try to regroup when they play the Virgin Islands. That game was scheduled for last night. The Bahamas will then play the Dominican Republic tonight before they conclude play on Sunday against Cuba. The goal is for the team to finish in the top three in order to advance to the CentroBasket next year. Despite the loss, Tidwell said hes still confident that the team have the capability of securing their spot. If they do, the Bahamas will have two teams in the tourna ment as the men qualified when they finished as the runners-up in their segment of the tourna ment on Saturday night. Summaries of the other two games played on Thursday are as follows: CUBA 87, VIRGIN ISLANDS 42: In a well balanced scoring attack, all but three players scored in double figures as the Cubans remained undefeated. Cosanas Avila led the attack with 17 points, Fernandez had 13, Valle Cepeda had 12, Degado Auargo 11 and Carcbonell, GonzalezGelis and Valdes Oquendo all chipped in with 10. Natalie Day was the only player in double figures for the losers with 10. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 82, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 68: Carmen Guzman canned a game high 28 points with five assists and three rebounds to pace the winners. Henriquez Froias helped out with 13 points and Cuevas Panigua added 12. In a losing effort, Vasha Adams poured in 27 points with eight rebounds, while Galeine Gordon had 16 and Nathifa Weekes 12. S HALONDA SOLOMON right, races against Bianca Knight in the w omens 200m race during the Diamond League at Crystal Palace stadium. (AP BOXING PRO SHOW POSTPONED THE C&M Promotions professional boxing card that was scheduled for tonight at the Nassau Stadium, has been postponed until next Saturday night. Apparently, promoter Charlie Major Jr. has decided to postpone the show due to the pending inclement weather as a result of Tropical Storm Emily. Meacher Pain Major was expected to headline the show against an un-named American opponent. The co-main event was scheduled between Ryan Big Youth McKenzie against a visiting American opponent. TENNIS KNOWLES/LALISSE OUSTED MARK Knowles (pictured Malisse were ousted in identical straight set losses in the second round of the mens dou bles at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic yes terday. The unseeded Bahamian-Belarus combo fell victim to the team of Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania in set scores of 6-4, 6-4 in their match in Wash ington DC. Knowles and Malisse, playing together as Michal Mertinak recovers from a back injury, won their first title last week at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, California. SPORTS IN BRIEF THE BAHAMAS BEATEN BY TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CARIBBEAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMENS TOURNAMENT BAHAMAS IN THE MIX AT CARIBBEAN AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

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SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS TIGER WOODS looks over a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio Friday. (AP AKRON, Ohio Associated Press TIGER WOODS took a step back in the Bridgestone Invitational, only it had nothing to do with his leg. Woods was a little sloppy at times with his short game,a sign of rust from having not played a tournament in nearly three months, and fell back to the middle of the pack at Firestone with a 1-over 71 on Friday. He missed a 2-foot putt for par. A bunker shot from just below the green on the par5 second hole barely got to the fringe. A shot from the rough that covered the flag took a hard hop over the green and led to a double bogey. At least he wasn't limping. "I didn't putt as well as I did yesterday, and consequently, I just never got the round going," Woods said. The conditions were about the same as they were for the opening round hot, humid, soft and ripe for low scores. Rickie Fowler had eight birdies and holed out from the fairway for eagle in his round of 64 to share the early lead at 8under with Adam Scott and Ryan Moore. Woods wound up seven shots behind, his chances hurt not by the shots he has to make up on the weekend, but the number of players in front of him. The hardest part about not having competed since May 12? "It's usually my short game, but I have a shortgame facility in the back yard, so I can't say that," Woods said, alluding to his new home in south Florida. "Here this week, it's been getting the ball the right number. It's just as hot at home, if not hotter. The ball should be flying about the same, but it's not. I'm swinging better, so I've got to get used to new num bers." He attributed the ordinary round to distance control, an issue he mentioned Thursday. But his short game is where he failed to make up any ground. It started on the 14th hole, when Woods appeared to get out of a jam after his tee shot found the slope of a deep bunker. He hit a wedge for his third shot that spun back to 2 feet from the cup. He stepped over the putt like he would any other from that distance, then stood back in shock when it rimmed around the edge. On the next hole, he chipped weakly to 7 feet and started walking right after hitting his par putt, knowing he had the wrong line. The day wasn't all bad. Woods fired a 3-iron up the hill to about 5 feet for birdie on the 17th, and bounced back from another bogey again set up by a poor chip with a birdie on the fifth. What cost him was the sixth, when his shot out of moderate rough went over the flag, hopped off the back edge of the green and swirled around the collar of a bunker before rolling into the sand. From a slightly downward slope, the green running away from him, he had no shot. Woods blasted out through the green, ran his 50-foot putt some 6 feet past the hole and missed that for a double bogey. "Today was not very good," Woods said of his putting. "The path wasn't very good going back. It was underneath the path and it was under the plane, and it was just not very good." That was about as techni cal as Woods wanted to discuss. Asked about swinging easier and hitting it longer, he finally said to one reporter, "I don't want to explain it to you guys." Nor was he in much of a mood to change his expectations. Not much has been expected of Woods this week. He last completed a tour nament on April 10 at the Masters. He has one week before the final major of the year at the PGA Championship. He always says, under any circumstances, that he doesn't show up unless he thinks he can win. So when he was asked if he should lower his goals, Woods replied quickly, "No." "Never have," he added. "Why show up at a tourna ment if you're not there to win? There's no reason to come." When it was suggested that other guys might come back from injury with dif ferent expectations, Woods didn't even let the reporter finish the question. "I'm not other guys," he said. Going into the weekend, however, he's just one of the guys at Firestone. By BRENT STUBBS W HEN are we going to put our egos aside and work t owards putting out the best possible basketball team to represent the country? Theres been a big issue over the selection of Americ an coaches to head both the men and womens national t eams. But the womens national team has been faced with a much bigger problem: players not making themselves available to play. Even with the Bahamas B asketball Federation decidi ng to bring in an American c oach to head the team, there h ave been a number of players who have decided or were a dvised to not try out. So does it really matter w hether or not the coaches a re locally based or importe d? When are we going to put our petty differences aside and for the glory and the honour of our country, decide that we will make a concertede ffort to ensure that all of the t op players come out and make an effort. Now Im not knocking those players who showed up over the past few months and w orked their butts off to get in shape to be a part of the t eam. Theres an argument going on with regard to who should have been on the team. Thats 12 decisions that were made by the coaching staff headed b y American Larry Tidwell a nd Bahamian Felix Fly M usgrove. I n some aspects, there are going to be some players who w ill be cut, regardless of how hard they tried. I m specifically talking a bout those players who obvio usly didnt even take the inititive to come out and try out from jump street to be a part of the tournament being held here for the first time in ten years. F or too long, the federat ion has not been able to attract the majority of the best players because somebody doesnt like who is coaching the team and has been able t o convince some players not to try out. U nlike the men, which had a mixture of players from New Providence and Grand Bahama, the womens team was loaded with players solely from New Providence. W as that an oversight that n o players from Grand B ahama could crack the lineu p, or was it that there were some players with the potent ial to make the team who didnt bother to try out? T his is a national team and a s such, the team should be c omprised of players from throughout the country who have the ability. Theres no doubt that the majority of the best players are located in New Provi-d ence. B ut Im sure if a talent search was launched, we would have found a couple of diamonds in the rough. For too long, Grand B ahama and the Family Islands have been neglected i n our way forward, but can we rest all of the blame sorely on the shoulders of the federation? I dont think so. A conscious effort must be m ade to ensure that we leave n o stone unturned in our e ffort to get everybody on b oard if we are going to reach the next level. A t the same time, credit must be given to those playersw ho have defied all of the n egative talk and have put c ountry above self. EVERYONE MUST BE ON BOARD FOR BAHAMAS BASKETBALL TEAM OPINION STUBBS H H e e r r e e t t h h i i s s w w e e e e k k , i i t t ' s s b b e e e e n n g g e e t t t t i i n n g g t t h h e e b b a a l l l l t t h h e e r r i i g g h h t t n n u u m m b b e e r r . I I t t ' s s j j u u s s t t a a s s h h o o t t a a t t h h o o m m e e , i i f f n n o o t t h h o o t t t t e e r r . T T h h e e b b a a l l l l s s h h o o u u l l d d b b e e f f l l y y i i n n g g a a b b o o u u t t t t h h e e s s a a m m e e , b b u u t t i i t t ' s s n n o o t t . I I ' m m s s w w i i n n g g i i n n g g b b e e t t t t e e r r , s s o o I I ' v v e e g g o o t t t t o o g g e e t t u u s s e e d d t t o o n n e e w w n n u u m m b b e e r r s s . By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net WHILE the Caribbean Basketball Championshipsw ill conclude on Sunday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, the Bahamas Basketball Federation is preparing to host another major event, starting next week. Its the third annual Summer of Thunder College Scrimmages and this year it will be led by coach Rick Pitino and his University of Louisville Cardinals mens basketball team that will be arriving here on Monday and start playing on Wednesday. They will be joined by teams from Creighton University, Gardner-Webb University, the university of North Carolina Wilmington and Seattle Pacific University. They will play scrimmages among themselves and against locally based teams from the New Providence Basketball Association and a select team put together by the federation in a series of games that will run through September 14. This has been a choice for foreign teams, specifically US and NCAA division mens teams to come to theB ahamas, said federation secretary general Sean Basti an. Over the last three years, news has spread throughout the US about the fierce competition here, so a lot of divi sion one schools are contacting the Bahamas Basketball Federation to come here to get in exhibition games. Last year, the North Caro lina Tar Heels and Nebraska were among the teams that graced our shores. This year, Bastian said they are delighted with the line-up, led by Pitino and his Cardinals. Bastian said they are also awaiting confirmation on another team from New Yorkt hat is interested in joining the list this summer. The last two weeks, bas ketball fans have been treated to basketball from some of the teams teams in our region in the Caribbean, said Bastian, about the CBC tournament. Throughout the month of A ugust, fans will get a chance to see some of the best NCAA division one teams come here to compete. This is just a true testament that the Bahamas is the place to be this year. Bastian, the head coach of the men's basketball team att he College of the Bahamas, said he anticipates that all of the games played will be broadcast back in the United States, especially with Louisville, who are bringing in a whole production crew and at least 200 fans to cheer on their players. Theres a lot of excitement with the team from Louisville, Bastian lamented. So what I would like to stress is that we would like to see as many of the local coaches and their players come out to watch these teams, especially during the morning sessions when they have their practice sessions and get a first hand view of how they prepare their teams for their live games that will be played later in the evening. While Louisville will scrimmage among itself on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m., they will take on the NPBA champions Commonwealth Bank Giants at the same time on Thursday, August 11. On Friday, August 12,they will have another scrimmage game at 7:30 p.m., followed by Creighton taking on a Bahamas All-Star team. On Saturday, August 13 at 4 p.m., Creighton will face the Giants and at 6 p.m, Louisville will wrap up their scrimmages. On Sunday, August 14, Gardner-Webb University will take on the Bahamas AllStars in the lone game at 6 p.m. The following week, the other visiting teams will be in action and the Giants and the Bahamas All-Stars will be joined by the Mailboat Cybots. NPBA president Keith Belzee Smith said its a good opportunity for some of their teams to participate in the series because it will give them a jump start on the upcoming night league season. We had a few of our play ers who were trying out for the mens national team and they have taken some time off, Smith stressed. But now that they know that the teams are coming in, I expect that they will get a chance to get back together and mesh in a high calibre of competition before the season starts. SUMMER OF THUNDER COLLEGE SCRIMMAGES UNDERWAY NEXT WEEK

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LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011, PAGE 11 NEW YORK Associated Press ONE WORDsums it all: Volatiliy. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 80 points in afternoon trading after being down as many as 245 points earlier Friday. It had been up by as many as 171 points after a solid jobs report in the morning. Many investors fear that Europe's spreading debt crisis might reach U.S. banks and threaten the fragile economy. A stronger jobs report early Friday did little to reassure investors, a day after the Dow's worst decline since 2008. Among the issues investors are most concerned about: Europe's growing financial crisis; hiring in the U.S. that is too slow to significantly lower the unemployment rate; anemic growth in manufacturing and the service sector and a decline in consumer spending; and the belief that the government isunlikely to spend more to stimulate the economy. European leaders have interrupted their summer vacations for emergency meetings. They are trying to craft a plan that would prevent Italy or Spain from becoming the latest country in the region to require large-scale financial help. The two countries have Europe's third and fourth largest economies. But European leaders and central bankers might not have the cash needed to prop them up until a larger financial rescue fund can be established by a broader group of financial leaders. The U.S. economy added 117,000 jobs in July, and hiring in May and June were not as bad as reported previously, the Labor Department reported. The unemployment rate inched down to 9.1 percent from 9.2 percent, partly because some unemployed workers stopped looking for work. Health care providers and manufacturers added jobs. Fears about the broader economy are outweighing the improved jobs report and strong corporate earnings, said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at the trading firm BTIG. "From an economic standpoint, 117,000 jobs is hardly sufficient to boost the economy," he said. He said it is impossible to tell how long the nervousness will affect the market, but he said it will more likely be years than months. About twice as many jobs as that must be created every month in order to rapidly reduce the unemployment rate. It has been above 9 percent nearly every month since the recession officially ended in June 2009. Many economists fear that the economy might dip back into recession. Shortly after 1 p.m. EST (1700 GMT industrial average rose 80, or 0.7 percent, to 11,464. The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 4, or 0.3 percent, to 1,204. The Nasdaq composite index fell 10 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,547. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 513 points on Thursday. It was the worst day for the Dow since 2008. It is now down 1,500 points, or 11.8 percent, the losing streak began on July 21. The S&P 500 is down 12.5 percent since July 22. All three indexes are in correction. That happens when an index loses more than 10 percent off its recent highs. Overseas markets also fell. Tokyo, Hong Kong and China all closed down 4 percent. Taiwan lost 6 percent. In Europe, shares recovered some of their losses after plunging to their lowest levels in more than a year. Germany's DAX index fell 2.8 percent. Other indexes showed smaller losses. The yield on the 2-year Treasury note fell to 0.29 percent, after brushing a record low of 0.26 percent earlier Friday. Frightened investors are buying bonds, sending their prices higher and yields lower. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.48 percent after hitting a low since last year of 2.34 percent. Traders have focused on a torrent of bad economic news since the U.S. government struck a deal last weekend to raise the nation's borrowing limit, averting a debt default. Manufacturing and the service sector are barely growing. The econo my expanded in the first half of the year at its slowest pace since the recession ended in June 2009. Economists at Wells Fargo Securities estimate there is a one in three chance of another U.S. recession. Only three of the three S&P 500's ten industry groups are up for the year: Health care, utilities and consumer staples. Traders consider those companies to be relatively recessionresistant. STOCKS SWING AS EUROPE, ECONOMY FEARS SPREAD DOW JONESUP80 POINTSINAFTERNOONAFTERBEINGDOWN245 PEDESTRIANS WALK PAST the New York Stock Exchange on Friday in New York. (AP

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 THE TRIBUNE NEW ORLEANS Associated Press A FEDERAL JURY o n Friday convicted five current or former police officers in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after HurricaneK atrina, a high-profile victory for the JusticeD epartment in its push to clean up the city's troubled police department. The case was a highstakes test of the effort tor id the police department of corruption and brutality. A total of 20 currentor former New Orleans police officers were charged last year in a series of federal probes.M ost of the cases center on actions during the a ftermath of the Aug. 29, 2005, storm, which p lunged the flooded city i nto a state of lawlessness a nd desperation. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen,O fficer Anthony Villavaso and former officer Robert Faulcon were con-v icted of civil rights violat ions in the shootings that killed two people and wounded four others on the Danziger Bridge less than a week after the storm. They face possiblel ife prison sentences. Retired Sgt. Arthur "Archie" Kaufman and the other four men also were convicted of engaging in a brazen cover-up t hat included a planted g un, fabricated witnesses and falsified reports. The five men were convictedo f all 25 counts they f aced. Shaun Clarke, a defense a ttorney and former federal prosecutor who moved from New Orleans to Houston after Katrina, s aid the verdicts are "critically important" to the Justice Department's reform efforts. "It's a huge verdict for the government," he said." Of all the cases concern i ng alleged misconduct by police officers after Katri na, this was the one that h ad the highest national profile." U.S. Attorney Jim Let ten echoed that, saying the verdicts send a message that "public officials, and especially law e nforcement officers, that they will be held accountable and that any abuse of p ower will have serious consequences." Faulcon was found guilty of fatally shooting R onald Madison, a 40year-old mentally dis abled man, but the jury decided his killing didn't amount to murder. Faulcon, Gisevius, Bowen and Villavaso were convicted in the death of 17year-old James Brissette. Jurors didn't have to decide whether Brissette was murdered because they didn't hold any of the defendants individual-ly responsible for causing his death. Kaufman, who was assigned to investigate the deadly encounter on the bridge, wasn't charged in the shootings. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who invited the Justice Department last year to conduct a thorough review of the police department, said the ver dicts "provide significant closure to a dark chapterin our city's history." J URY CONVICTS FIVE OFFICERS IN POST-KATRINA SHOOTINGS C APE CANAVERAL, Fla. Associated Press A SUN-POWERED robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover t he secret recipe for making planets. Hundreds of scientists and t heir families and friends among thousands of invited guests cheered and yelled "Go Juno!" as the unmanned Atlas rocket blasted into a clear midday sky Friday. It will take five years to reach Jupiter, the solar system's most massive and ancient planet. "Next stop is Jupiter," e xulted Scott Bolton, Juno's principal investigator and an astrophysicist at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. "It's fantastic!" said Fran Bagenal, a planetary scien tist at the University of Col orado at Boulder, who is also part of the NASA project. "Huge relief all around." Within an hour of liftoff, Juno hurtled out of Earth's orbit at 24,000 mph on a roundabout course for Jupiter. It was expected to whip past the orbit of the moon in half a day, or early Saturday morning. It is the first step in Juno's 1.7 billion-mile voyage to the gas giant Jupiter, just two planets away but altogether different from Earth and next-door neighbor Mars. Juno is solar powered, a first for a spacecraft meant to roam so far from the sun.The three huge solar panels popped open an hour into t he flight, each one stretch ing as long and wide as a tractor-trailer. Previouss pacecraft to the outer planets have relied on nuclear energy. With Juno, scientists hope to answer some of the most fundamental questions of our solar system. "How Jupiter formed. How it evolved. What really happened early in the solar system that eventually led to all of us," Bolton said earlier in the week. Bolton said Jupiter is like a time capsule. It got most of the leftovers from the sun's creation nearly 5 billion years ago hence the planet's immense size and its enormous gravity field has enabled it to hold onto that original material. Jupiter is so big it could contain everything in the solar system, minus the sun, and still be twice as massive. Astronomers say it probably was the first planet in the solar system to form. Juno will venture much closer to Jupiter than any of t he eight spacecraft that have visited since the 1970s, most of them just passing by. It'sb y far the most focused and elaborate Jupiter mission. "We look deeper. We go much closer. We're going over the poles. So we're doing a lot of new things that have never been done, and we're going to get all this brand-new information," Bolton said. The $1.1 billion mission which will end with Juno tak ing a fatal plunge into Jupiter in 2017 kicks off a flurry of astronomy missions by NASA. Next up is Grail, twin spacecraft with a $496 million price tag that will be launched next month and go into orbit around Earth's moon. Then comes the $2.5 billion Curiosity, a sixwheeled, jeep-size rover that will blast off for Mars at the end of November in search of environments conducive to life. Unlike many other NASA missions, this one came in on cost and on time. It's rela t ively inexpensive; the Cassi ni probe launched in 1997 to Saturn, by way of Jupiter, cost $3.4 billion. E xploring the solar system is all about "unlocking the mysteries of how we goth ere" and is worth the money it takes to get those answers, said Jim Adams, NASA's deputy director of planetary science. "These investments are really in ourselves," addedB olton. With the end of the space shuttle program just twow eeks ago, Juno's liftoff created more buzz than usual. Several thousand invited guests jammed KennedyS pace Center to watch the Atlas V blast off with Juno from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station next door. Until Americans start fly ing into space again from U.S. soil, NASA's science missions will provide the launch excitement. The goal is to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and to Mars in the mid-2030s. "The public ... needs to understand that NASA's more than about the shuttle," Bolton noted. A few special passengers actually are riding aboard Juno. Attached to the probe are three little Lego figures spe cially made of space-grade aluminum. They represent the Italian physicist Galileo, who discovered Jupiter's four biggest moons; the Roman god Jupiter; and his wife Juno, for whom the spacecraft is named. If all goes well, Juno will g o into orbit around Jupiter's poles a first on July 4, 2016. The oblong orbit will bring J uno within 3,100 miles of the cloudtops and right over the most powerful auroras int he solar system. In fact, that's how the spacecraft got its name Juno peered through clouds to keep tabs on her husband, Jupiter. Juno will circle the planet 33 times, each orbit lasting1 1 days for a grand total of one year. By mission's end, "we've e ssentially dropped a net around the planet with all of our measurements," Bolton said. That's crucial for under-s tanding Jupiter's invisible gravity and magnetic force fields. Radiation is so intense around Jupiter that Bolton and his team put Juno's most sensitive electronics inside a titanium vault an armored tank, as he calls it. Juno's experiments also will attempt to ascertain the abundance of water, and oxygen, in Jupiter's atmos phere, and determine whether the core of the planet is solid or gaseous. Juno bears nine instruments, including a wideangle color camera, JunoCam, that will beam back images that the public can turn into photos. The spacecraft also bears a small Italian-supplied plaque honoring Galileo. It shows his self-portrait, as well as his description of observing Jupiter's moons, in his own handwriting from 1610. AN ATLAS V ROCKET with the Juno spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. yesterday. NASA launched the spacecraft atop an unmanned rocket that blasted into a clear midday sky as scientists cheered and yelled "Go Juno!" It was the first step in Juno's 1.7 billion-mile voyage to the gas giant Jupiter, just two p lanets away but altogether different from Earth and next-door neighbor Mars. (AP N ASA SPACECRAFT BEGINS FIVE-YEAR TRIP TO JUPITER UNMANNEDATLASROCKETLEAVES CAPECANAVERAL W W e e l l o o o o k k d d e e e e p p e e r r . W W e e g g o o m m u u c c h h c c l l o o s s e e r r . W W e e ' r r e e g g o o i i n n g g o o v v e e r r t t h h e e p p o o l l e e s s . S S o o w w e e ' r r e e d d o o i i n n g g a a l l o o t t o o f f n n e e w w t t h h i i n n g g s s t t h h a a t t h h a a v v e e n n e e v v e e r r b b e e e e n n d d o o n n e e , a a n n d d w w e e ' r r e e g g o o i i n n g g t t o o g g e e t t a a l l l l t t h h i i s s b b r r a a n n d d n n e e w w i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n . Scott Bolton, J uno's principal investigator


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