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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Volume: 107 No.213THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY INTERVALS HIGH 91F LOW 80F By SANCHESKA BROWN DESPITE large companies and hotels running on their o wn generators to help lighten the electricity load, BEC has admitted it still cannot meet the power demands ofN ew Providence. And, to make matters worse, the companya nnounced a fresh round of scheduled load shedding after yet another generator crashed yesterday. BEC spokeswoman Arnette Ingraham confirmed the utility company is still continuing its gap initiative but despite this, power cuts and blackouts are continuing. The businesses are cooperating but another one of our generators is out of service, said Ms Ingraham. Technicians are working to fix the problem but it wont be fixed until maybe Thursday ... but we cannot say for s ure. Until then, we will have t o cut people off and continue load shedding during the peak hours. Of the two units that failed on Monday, we got one back on line but another one wentd own, so now we are institut ing a rotating outage schedule. B etween the hours of 4.30pm and 6.30pm customers in the following areas may experience supply interruption: Lyford Cay and surrounding areas, Old Fort Bay, Lyford Hills, Charlottesville, Jacaranda, Blake Road, Sea Beach, Caves Village, Sandyport and Soldier Road (between Abundant Life Road and Blue Hill Road). From 6.30pm to 8.30pm customers in these areas may be affected: Tyler Street, NasFresh round of load shedding scheduled after generator crashes TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BEC admits it cannot meet power demand APPEAL TO PUBLIC AS SUSPECTED DENGUE FEVER DEATHS PROBED N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B U U T T N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B E E A A T T S S T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E I I N N S S I I D D E E T T O O D D A A Y Y I I N N T T O O M M O O R R R R O O W W S S T T R R I I B B U U N N E E : : P P R R E E P P A A R R E E F F O O R R T T H H E E N N E E W W T T E E R R M M W W I I T T H H Y Y O O U U R R B B A A C C K K T T O O S S C C H H O O O O L L S S U U P P P P L L E E M M E E N N T T By AVA TURNQUEST T ribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net GOVERNMENT officials yes t erday called on the public to step up preventative measures as investigations continue into three sus p ected dengue fever deaths. The country has seen a record number of clinical cases an excesso f 1,500 and the disease has a 0.01 per cent fatality rate in accorSEE page 13 SEE page nine By SANCHESKA BROWN RESIDENTS in western New Providence were without cable and Internet services for most of yesterday after a major fiber optic cable was cut in Cable Beach. David Burrows, director of mar keting at Cable Bahamas, said the interruption in services was due to the cable being cut by Baha Mar workers. Baha Mar workers, he said, accidentally cut the wire while doing their road works. This is the second time this has happened in eight weeks. This cut has caused most of the western areas to be without ser vice. We got the call around 2pm and sent our team out immediately. It will take them about six to eight hours to fix the problem. So the services should be restored between 6 and 8pm. Meanwhile, frustrated Cable Bahamas customers have taken to the companys Facebook page to voice concerns regarding what they describe as disgraceful, unacceptable service. Dozens of customers complained THE BAHAMAS gov e rnment is in active discussions with investigators con cerning the longstanding, multi-million dollar Banco Ambrosiano investigation, the attorney general confirmed yesterday. While he was unable to comment further on the requests, Attorney General John Delaney said that there was an active dialogue between Italian authorities and the Office of the Attorney General, which acts as the Bahamas' authority for international legal cooperation. Since investigators traced several hundred million of missing funds to accounts in the Bahamas in 2005, sources claimed that local authorities had ignored offiC ABLE AND INTERNET SERVICES DISRUPTED BY CUT CABLE SEE page 14 GOVERNMENT IN TALKS OVER B ANK SC ANDAL INVES TIGA TION ACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH IT ALIAN AUTHORITIES SEE page 13 YOUTH HA VETHEIRVOICESHEARD C HAVA ROBERTStakes part in a R oyal Bahamas Police Force speech competition yesterday, held under the theme: Creating a Safer Bahamas Through the eyes of a Youth. The event was held at Police Headquarters. SEEPAGEEIGHT T I M C L A R K E / T R I B U N E S T A F F MAJOR FIBREOPTICCABLECUT


LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Saturday, August 13, 2011 RBC Freeport Branch East Mall & Explorers Way 12 noon to 5 pm!Enjoy one-stop shopping & great deals!Come! Take advantage of: > The latest cars at unbeatable prices > On-the-spot financing >Great deals on choice propertiesPARTICIPATING COMPANIES: Acacia/San Jose Construction Albuild Hardware & Lumber Co. Conet Bahamas Ltd. GB Terazzo Higgs & Johnson Holiday Auto Kendal Williams Construction Paint Fair Quality Auto T & N Construction Co. Bouncing castle and face painting for the kids! Home & Auto Expo www.rbcroyalbank.com/caribbean The Lion & Globe symbol and RBC are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. S p e c i a lL O WR a t e s -O n e D a yO n l y Scenes from the Fox H ill Day celebrations o n Tuesday evening. FOX HILL DAY BY NIGHT F elip Major / Tribune staff


LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 3 B y CELESTE NIXON T ribune Staff Reporter c nixon@tribunemedia.net I N response to the continu ing increase in crime and violence, the Bahamas Crisis C entre will be hosting its first a nnual Take Back the Night m arch. Founder and director of the C risis Centre, Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson, said the centre is calling on the commu-n ity to join in and speak out a gainst domestic, sexual and physical violence. The high levels of sexual and domestic violence have long been a concern. In dealing with victims we see thes everity, pain, desperation and abandonment they feel.We want this Saturday to give a voice to the pain and hurt victims feel, said Dr Patter son. T he Crisis Centre is a nonp rofit organisation that pro vides services to people of all genders, ages and back-g rounds who are the victims o f physical, sexual and emo tional abuse. According to the centre, Take Back the Night (TBTN was launched in 1970s in the US and Europe to break the s ilence and secrecy surround ing sexual and domestic vio lence while showing support for the victims. Dr Patterson said TBTN w ill let people know that Bahamians are willing to stand up against violence byw alking through the streets at n ight to show they are not afraid. We want to make the n ight a night of empowerment and hope, she said. Dr Patterson noted that during the 1990s, there were m ore than 3,000 reports of women and children being sexually assaulted in theB ahamas, yet in 2000 only 129 p ersons were in jail for sexual offences proof that there are few consequences for them ajority of persons who commit these types of crimes. She said only five per cent o f sexual offences reported in B ritain result in convictions, a figure that is even smaller in the Bahamas because of a r ange of systemic problems. Giving an overview of the event, Crisis Centre volunteerC hauntez Wilson said the march will commence at Arawak Cay at 6.30pm thisS aturday and continue down Bay Street, through Bain and Grants Town and end in R awson Square. F ollowing the march, a speak-out or free forum and open microphone willb e held at 8pm, for citizens who want to share their experiences. T he event will conclude w ith a candlelight vigil. The speak-out component is open to anyone who wishes t o share personal thoughts, stories or events relating to any form of violence, Ms Wil s on said. S he added that anyone who wishes to remain anonymous but wants to be heard, cans end in statements before hand to be read by volunteers. Support is a key word for t he speak-out, said Ms Wilson. It is geared towards showing that we care by creating a visible showing of sup p ort for people who otherwise feel invisible. Anyone who wants to share t heir story anonymously can call the Crisis Centre at 3280922, 322-4999 or email atB ahamascrisiscentre@yahoo.c om or tbtnbahamas@gmail.com. P olice will be present throughout the event and children are encouraged to participate. A 22-YEAR-OLDman is in hospital fighting for his life after being shot multiple times during an incident in the East Street area, police said. The victim was on Milton Street at around 10pm Tuesday when someone opened fire, hitting him several times. He was rushed to hospital by paramedics and was reported to be in critical condition last night. The Royal Bahamas Police Force is calling on anyone with information about this incident to call: 911, 919, the Central Detective Unit on 502-9991 or 502-9910; or Crime Stoppers on 328-TIPS. Those in the Family Islands should call Crime Stoppers on 1-242-300-8476. POLICE are hunting for the thief or thieves who broke into a home on West Bay Street and made off with watches and elec tronics. The incident occurred on Tuesday, police said. Central Detective Unit officers are actively investigating the matter and are appealing to members of the public who may have any relevant information to come forward. GOVERNOR General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes will travel to Panama City, Panama from Thursday, August 11, to Thursday, August 18, 2011 on a private visit, the government announced yesterday. Sir William Allen will be appointed to serve as Deputyto the Governor General in Sir Arthurs absence. US EMBASSYofficials released a clarification yesterday after a media report suggested it had issued a dengue fever travel warning. A report in a local newspaper claimed a warning had been issued to potential visitors in the US, however the Embassy explained that it was actually a notice sent to the American community in the Bahamas. The Embassy said what it issued was no more than a reiteration of the public warning already published by the Ministry of Health, and pointed out that it routinely gives updates to American residents to keep them abreast of timely issues affecting them in the Bahamas. The e-mail offered information on the transmission and symptoms of the disease, as well as treatment and prevention measures. By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter c nixon@tribunemedia.net B ULLYING in schools may be fuelling the crime and deviance problems facing the Bahamas, Crisis Centre director Dr Sandra DeanPatterson said. This school year, the centre will b e launching a primary school antibullying campaign Be a Buddy not a Bully in an effort to break the cycle of learned aggressive behaviour. Dr Patterson warned that for some children, bullying can be the b eginning stage of what will later develop into criminal behaviour in the form of either domestic or street v iolence. The campaign will target students, teachers and parents in the hope of m aking them aware of the problems s urrounding bullying and the issues they can lead to in adulthood. Teachers and parents tend to think that it is just children being children and do not take it serious-l y, not realising that the children are learning this behaviour, saidD r Patterson. S he added that no violent person is born that way, but rather learns violence in the home or school, from television or video games, and eventually repeats the behaviour in their own relationships. The situation is not helped by the fact that domestic violence is accepted to a certain extent in theB ahamas, Dr Patterson said, noting that only through interventionc an this be altered. S he said: We have an environment or atmosphere of acceptance of violence and it is getting even greater. Dr Patterson said Bahamians must be encouraged to discuss domestic violence and become aware that it not only destroys their own relationships, but also affects the children who witness it. She noted that Bahamian men in particular have not been equipped with the kind of emotional education necessary to handle lifes difficult situations. We tell our boys to be tough if anyone pushes you push them back. We havent given them the kind of t ools to enable them to have h ealthy, non-violent, peaceful relat ionships and then we wonder why we are seeing what we are seeing, she said. Dr Patterson said these are just a f ew of the many issues that need to b e addressed if we are to stop the c ycle of violence. There is no reason why we cann ot get a handle on it we just have t o come together, she said. SCHOOL BULLYING MAY BE FUELLING CRIME U SEMBASSY CLARIFIES MEDIA REPORT ON TRAVEL WARNING MAN FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER SHOOTING POLICENEWS P RIMARYSCHOOLCAMPAIGNTOBELAUNCHED CRISIS CENTRE TO HOLD MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE The high levels of sexual and domestic v iolence have long been a c oncer n D OCTOR SANDRA DEAN-PATTERSON W W e e t t e e l l l l o o u u r r b b o o y y s s t t o o b b e e t t o o u u g g h h i i f f a a n n y y o o n n e e p p u u s s h h e e s s y y o o u u p p u u s s h h t t h h e e m m b b a a c c k k . W W e e h h a a v v e e n n t t g g i i v v e e n n t t h h e e m m t t h h e e k k i i n n d d o o f f t t o o o o l l s s t t o o e e n n a a b b l l e e t t h h e e m m t t o o h h a a v v e e h h e e a a l l t t h h y y , n n o o n n v v i i o o l l e e n n t t , p p e e a a c c e e f f u u l l r r e e l l a a t t i i o o n n s s h h i i p p s s a a n n d d t t h h e e n n w w e e w w o o n n d d e e r r w w h h y y w w e e a a r r e e s s e e e e i i n n g g w w h h a a t t w w e e a a r r e e s s e e e e i i n n g g . D r Sandra Dean-Patterson GOVERNOR GENERAL TRAVELLING TOP ANAMA CITY Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the ar ea or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.


LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 7 PROSPECTUS THEGOVERNMENTOFTHECOMMONWEALTHOFTHEBAHAMAS BAHAMASREGISTEREDSTOCK2016,2018,2020,2026,2028AND2032 ISSUEOFB$100,000,000.00 IssuedunderTheBahamasRegisteredStockAct,andauthorizedbyResolutionsoftheHouseofAssembly,9th June,2011. ApplicationswillbereceivedbyTheBankingDepartmentbeginningat9:30amon3thAugust,2011andwillclose a t3:00pmon11thAugust,2011.Allocationswillcommenceat9:30a.m.on12thAugust,2011andwillceaseat 3:00p.m.on15thAugust,2011. IfthetotalsubscriptionsexceedthesumofB$100,000,000.00(Nominal)partialallotmentwillbemadeto subscribers,andaproportionaterefundwillbemadeassoonaspossibleafterallotment.Nointerestwillbepaidon amountssorefunded. ThedateofthisProspectusisAugust2,2011 T heGovernmentofTheCommonwealthofTheBahamasinvitesapplicationsforBahamasRegisteredStock totallingB$100,000,000.00.TheStockwillbeavailableinarangeofmaturitydates;theearliestbeingrepayablein 2016andthelatestin2032.ThetotalamountofStockoffered,therateofinterestandtheissuepricearegivenbelow:RateofInterest NameofStock Amount B$ IssuePrice B$ P rimeRate BahamasRegis teredStock20 16 5, 000,000.00 100.00 1 / 64 % AbovePrimeRate BahamasRegisteredStock20 18 1 0 ,000,000.00 100.00 1 / 3 2 % AbovePrimeRate BahamasRegisteredStock20 2 0 1 0 000 ,000.00 100.00 5 / 64 % AbovePrimeRate BahamasRegisteredStock20 26 20 ,0 00,000.00 100.00 3 / 32 % AbovePrimeRate BahamasRegisteredStock20 28 3 0,000,000.00 100.00 1/ 8 % AbovePrimeRate BahamasRegisteredStock203 2 2 5 ,000,000.00 100.00 1 0 0,000,000.00 TheStockshallberepaidon15thAugust,intheyearappearinginthenameoftheStock. INTEREST TheStockwillbearinterestfrom15thAugust,2011,attherateshownagainstthenameoftheStockasthepercent perannumoverthePrimeRate(i.e.theprimecommercialinterestratefromtimetotimefixedbytheClearingbanks carryingonbusinessintheIslandofNewProvidenceinTheBahamas.Ifthereshallbeanydifferencebetweenthem, thenthatwhichisfixedbyRBC RoyalBank(Bahamas)Limited.Interestshallbepayablehalf-yearlycommencingon 1 5thFebruary,2012andthereafteron15thAugustand15thFebruaryineveryyearuntiltheStockisrepaid. CHARGEUPONCONSOLIDATEDFUND TheprincipalmoniesandinterestrepresentedbytheStockarechargeduponandpayableoutoftheConsolidated FundandassetsofTheCommonwealthofTheBahamas. SUPPLEMENTARYPROVISIONS IssueofStock TheStockwillbeissuedbytheRegistrar(TheCentralBankofTheBahamas).Applicationswill bereceivedbyTheBankingDepartmentbeginningat9:30a.m.on3th August,2011and willclose at3:00p.m.on11thAugust, 2011 .Allocationswillcommenceat9:30a.m.on12thAugust,2011 andwillceaseat3:00p.m.on15thAugust,2011.Allenvelopesenclosingapplicationsshouldbe labelledApplicationForBahamasGovernmentRegisteredStocks Units TheStockwillbeinunitsofB$100.00. Applications ApplicationsmustbeforB$100.00oramultipleofthatsum. ApplicationForms ApplicationsfortheStockshouldbemadetotheRegistrarontheformattachedtothe ProspectusandmaybeobtainedfromtheRegistrarofficesinNassauandFreeport,TheTreasury Department(TheNorthBuildingatWaterTowerPlace,EastStreet,Nassau).Applicationsmayalso bedownloadedfromtheCentralBankoftheBahamaswebsiteat www.centralbankbahamas.com or anyofthefollowingbanks:1.BankofTheBahamasInternational 2.FirstCaribbeanInternationalBank(Bahamas)Limited 3.FinanceCorporationofBahamasLimited 4.CommonwealthBankLimited 5.RBC RoyalBank(Bahamas)Limited 6.Scotiabank(Bahamas)Limited 7.FidelityBank(Bahamas)Limited 8.Citibank,N.A.PUBLICDEBT ProvisionalestimatesfromtheunauditedaccountsasatMarch31,2011showthePublicDebtofTheBahamastobe B$4,280,858,000.* GOVERNMENTREVENUEANDEXPENDITURE ThefollowinginformationisextractedfromtheunauditedaccountsoftheGovernmentofTheCommonwealthof TheBahamas. FY2009/2010p**FY2010/2011p**FY2011/2012p** B$B$B$ ApprovedBudgetApprovedBudget Revenue1,302,543,0001,492,159,0001,520,189,000 RecurrentExpenditure(excluding RepaymentofPublicDebt)1,395,892,0001,467,170,0001,597,958,000 CapitalDevelopment Expenditure(excludingloans contributionsandadvances topubliccorporations) 156,757,000227,579,000237,303,000 **Provisionalestimatesfromtheunauditedaccounts. *ThePublicDebtamountisinclusiveofThePublicCorporationscontingentliabilitywhichasatMarch 31, 2011totalledB$540,489,000. THEGOVERNMENTOFTHECOMMONWEALTHOFTHEBAHAMAS BAHAMASREGISTEREDSTOCK2016,2018,2020,2026,2028AND2032 FOROFFICIALUSEONLY APPLICATIONNo ALLOTMENTNo. DATE: TheRegistrar c/oTheCentralBankofTheBahamas P.O.BoxN-4868 Nassau,Bahamas Sir: I/WeherebyapplyforthefollowingamountofBahamasRegisteredStock: Insertbelowtheamountappliedfor inUnitsofB$100 Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 20 16 B$ 1 / 64 % Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 20 18 B$ 1 / 32 % AbovePrime Rate Bahamas Registered St ock 20 2 0 B$ 5 / 6 4 % A bove Prime Rate B ahamas Registered Stock 20 2 6 B $ 3 / 3 2 % A bove Prime Rate B ahamas Registered Stock 202 8 B $ 1 / 8 %Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 203 2 B$ andundertaketoacceptanylessamountwhichmaybeallottedtome/us. I/WeencloseB$inpaymentfortheStockappliedfor. I ntheeventofthefullamountofStock(s)appliedforaboveis/arenotallottedto me/us,I/werequestthatthesumrefundabletome/usbeappliedforthefollowingStock: %BahamasRegisteredStockB$ PAYMENTSINEXCESSOFB$50,000.00 MUST BEMADEVIAREALTIMEGROSSSETTLEMENT SYSTEM(RTGS)THROUGHALLCOMMERCIALBANKSEXCEPTFINCO. PAYMENTSOFB$50,000.00ORLESSCANBEMADEVIAREALTIMEGROSSSETTLEMENT SYSTEMORBYBANKDRAFTPAYABLETOTHECENTRALBANKOFTHEBAHAMAS PAYMENTSOFB$5,000.00ORLESSCANBEMADEVIAREALTIMEGROSSSETTLEMENT SYSTEM,BYBANKDRAFTPAYABLETOTHECENTRALBANKOFTHEBAHAMASORBY C ASH. ALLNEWINSTITUTIONCUSTOMERSMUSTPRESENTALISTOFAUTHORIZED SIGNATORIESALONGWITHMEMORANDUMORARTICLESOFASSOCIATION.1.(OnePerson) OrdinarySignature NameinFull(BLOCKLETTERS,statewhetherMr.,Mrs.,orMissandtitlesifany.) Address(Corporationsetc.shouldgiveRegisteredAddresses) P.O.Box TelephoneNos.(H)(W) 2.(Wheretwoormorepersonsapplyasjointsubscribers,theadditionalnamesandaddressesshould begivenbelow.) OrdinarySignatures NamesinFull And/OR Address TelephoneNos.(H)(W) I/Weherebyrequestsemiannualinteresttobepaidto: BankName BankBranch Account Number THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2016, 2018, 2020, 2026, 2028 AND 2032 ISSUE OF B$100,000,000.00 T HE Bahamas Red Cross Society is appealing for assist ance with the sale of tickets for the upcoming Grand Annual Raffle. R ed Cross officials say this y ears raffle will be the most exciting yet, offering a total of 15 prizes. The first prize is a plot of land in the Columbus Landi ng Subdivision on the island of San Salvador and the second prize is a fully-loaded 2011 Toyota Yaris Sedan. The Red Cross is one of t he most important emergency relief organisations in the Bahamas and a member of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA I t also trains students and y oung adults in First Aid and how to help the needy in t heir communities particularly after hurricanes. Demands on our services h ave been almost overwhelming this year, said the R ed Cross in a statement. Funds raised from this y ears raffle will be used for the societys humanitarian services throughout the B ahamas and disaster relief. I n light of this, it is imperative that the society has sufficient funds. Anyone able to sell raffle tickets at any of the sites liste d below is asked to contact Viola Knowles on 323-7370/3 or email her atviolahstknwlsredcross@gmail.com. Scotiabank (Bahamas Limited A post office Kellys Home Centre Solomons Super Centre City Markets Supervalue Food Stores Phils Food Services Robin Hood Enterprises L imited the Mall at Marathon Your office Your establishment A 49-year-old Soldier Road man was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon on a rape charge. Cassius Gibson of Saki Close was charged with assaulting the female victim on August 7. He appeared before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis in Court Five, Bank Lane. G ibson was not required to enter a plea to the charge. A prel iminary inquiry will determine if there is sufficient evidence to have the case forwarded to the Supreme Court. He was granted $9,000 bail and the matter was adjourned to November 18 and 21. B AHAMAS RED CROSS APPEALS FOR P UBLIC ASSISTANCE TO SELL TICKETS MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhapsy ou 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. R APE CHARGE: 4 9 year old Cassius Gibson of Soldier Road at court y esterday. C OURT NEWS T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f


LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 0$5.(7,1* '(17 1(('(' Card Of ThanksThe family of the late would like to thank all of the many persons who s hared with us during our time of bereavement. Special thanks goes out to Rev. Dr. A. Enoch Backford II and the Mt. Carey Union Baptist Church family, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Saunders and the Salem Union Baptist Church f amily, Rev Warren Anderson, Rev. Dr. J. Carl Rahming, Bishop E. Randy Fraser, Bishop Sheldon Newton and all other ministers of religion. State Minister Hon. Loretta ButlerTurner M .P., Hon. Brensil Rolle M.P., Hon. Fred Mitchell M.P., H. E. Hon. Sidney Collie M.P. and Sen. Hon. Dr. Jacinta Higgs. Robinson Video Productions, Dr Elizabeth Darville and Dr. Kevin Moss, the entire medical teams of Oncology Clinic, Princess M argaret and Doctors Hospitals, the tour operators association, Mr and Mrs Raleigh Butler and the entire staff of Butlers Funeral Homes and Crematorium for a job well done. A special thanks to the entire staff to Leisure T ravel and Tours. May God Richly Bless all of You. The Family. YOUTH SPEAK OUT IN POLICE CONTEST PHOTOS from the Royal Bahamas Police Force speech competition at Police Headquarters yesterday, held under the theme: Creating a Safer Bahamas Through the Eyes of a Youth. Tim Clarke /Tribune staff C H Y N A M C C A R T Y S O N I E S H A B A I N P A T I Q U A R O L L E R I C A R L A B O N A B Y J K Y A T U R N Q U E S T R O H A N A F A I R W E A T H E R C H A R A L E C E K N O W L E S


LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 9 The Mercedes-Benz C-ClassYour most enjoyable drive ever.The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a pleasure tobehold offering a new interpretation of d riving pleasure. Its taut lines lend it an air of effortless superiority while the wide radiator grille and distinctive rear section announce a vehicle with a real presence and dynamic personality. Few cars can compete with its ability to adjust so many facets of its character from the interior to the drive technology so quickly and precisely in response t oexternal conditions and your own p articular needs. The key to this flexible r esponse is the standard-fit Agility Control Package which includes selective damping. The interior offers noticeably more space and a more distinctive atmosphere tosuit your taste. As you will see, the C-Class is the perfect embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz philosophy.Tyreflex Star MotorsWulff Road, P. O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas, Tel 242.325.4961 Fax 242.323.4667OUR PARTS DEPARTMENT IS FULLY STOCKED WITH EVERY COMPONENT NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR MERCEDES RUNS TROUBLE FREE. TRAINED TECHNICIANS ON DUTY. sau Street, West Bay Street (between Xaviers S chool and Vista Marina), Augusta Street, Deans L ane, Meeting Street, Blue Hill Road South, College Drive, Boyd Road and all side streets. From 8.30pm to 10.30pm, Westward Villas, C able Beach strip, Lake Cunningham subdivis ion, Skyline Drive, Sanford Drive, Stapledon Gardens, Sea View Drive, West Bay Street, and J ohn F Kennedy Drive. Between 10.30pm and 12.30am, Bamboo Boulevard, Pinewood Gardens, and South Beach. Meantime, Ms Ingraham said engineers have l ocated the problem with the unit that failed on Monday. The need for parts and extensive repairs means it may be out of service for several days. She said: During this time, the Corporation will continue to utilise the Generation Assistance P lan (GAP c apacity standby units (capable of producing m ore than 1000kw) freeing-up capacity for other customers. Additionally, BEC is preparing to install the 20MW of rental units. These units aree xpected to be operable by mid-month. BEC expects that with GAP and the rental units available, it will be able to limit the impact of any future generation-related problem on itsc ustomers. COMMUNITIES around the country are being beset by disruptions in essential utilities the water supply being the latest casualty. Consumers frustrated by weeks of r olling power blackouts are now b eing warned by the Water and Sewage Corporation that conservation measures that began last Tuesday will continue for another four days. Until then, consumers of governm ent supplied water can expect low w ater pressure at night as the utility company moves to increase waters torage in anticipation of a very a ctive hurricane season. "Water conservation measures that w e implemented on August 2 will c ontinue through Sunday to assist us in building our overall storage levels in anticipation of the peak of the 2011 hurricane season, which forecasters have predicted will be a very active season. These measures are also in r esponse to ongoing challenges with o ur water importation operation," said a company statement. "These measures may result in periods of low pressure and we are constantly reviewing our measures to limit the severity and duration, p articularly in response to customer f eedback." WSC urged customers to contact their hotline on 302-5599 or 325-0505, with complaints or reports of water wastage or leakage. Over the weekend, residents of C armichael road reported that their w ater supply was low. In early July, residents of several a reas complained of having no runn ing water at all, their predicament compounded by widespread powero utages. P reston Rahming of the Water and Sewage Corporation said at the time that the lack of water was caused bya tripped pump. The areas affected by the malfunctioning pump included Coral Harbour, Tropical Gardens, Cable B each, Oakes Field and Yellow E lder. BEC ADMITS IT CANNOT MEET POWER DEMAND FROM page one T HEBECPOWER S TATION AT CLIFTON PIER WATER WOES


LOCAL NEWS PAGE 10, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE r b r r b r S ECRETARY to the C abinet Anita Bernard encouraged summer students to learn all they can about the Bahamas and be positive influences in helping further its development. M rs Bernard was speaki ng on Monday during a seminar at the Cabinet Office for students in the governments 2011 SummerE mployment Programme. The 40 students in attend ance represented several h igh schools, the College of the Bahamas and the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI Following the opening ceremony, they toured then ational institutions, includi ng the Houses of Parlia ment, the Supreme and Magistrates Courts, the Court of Appeal, theN ational Archives, the Antiquities, Monuments and M useums Corporation; the P arliamentary Registration Department and the National Art Gallery. The seminar aimed to enhance the students general knowledge of the coun-t ry, with particular emphasis o n national institutions. Mrs Bernard said she was delighted to meet the students, with whom she dis-c ussed the growth and development of the country. S he encouraged them to r ead and know the Bahamas Constitution and the Bible. A former teacher, Mrs Bernard explained that education is a lifelong project especially in this era of m odern technology. You must take an inter est in understanding where we came from, where we aret oday and where we are going, she said. STUDENTS ARE URGED TO LEARN ABOUT THE BAHAMAS S ECRETARY TO THE CABINET A nita Bernard addressing students in the governments 2011 Summer Employment Programme. Kris Ingraham /BIS S EMINARATTHECABINETOFFICE


F REEPORT Urban Renewal officers closed out their annual summer c amp for West End youngs ters with a special appeara nce by members of the Keep Grand BahamaC lean committee. T he 50 children were treated to a lively puppet presentation highlighting the importance of keeping the environment clean. K GBC spokesperson Rico Cargill reminded t hem of how important the environment is, and warned against littering. The environment doesnt only belong to us, but to all those who will come after us. I want you to pay attention because this affects the quality of life you enjoy right now and t he importance of protecti ng the beautiful environm ent you have here with f resh clean air, sunshine a nd clear waters with an a bundance of fish, he said. Summer camp facilitator Kanice Adderley e xplained why KGBC was invited to participate. Although West End p rides itself for its cleanlin ess there is always room f or improvement, she said. Also, presentationss uch as these serve as r eminders and encourage the kids to be more cautious about the cleanliness of their community and its upkeep. A fter learning about how littering spreads g erms and diseases, the children all pledged to become environmentala mbassadors. Now in its fourth year, the West End Urban Renewal Camp features field trips, athletic training, crafts, outdoor games and guest speakers. T he excursion to West E nd was one of many for t he KGBC team, which m ade anti-littering present ations at various camps a round the island. These visits play a pivotal role in the KGBC programme which specifically t argets the youth of our island. Younger ones are more i mpressionable and easily r espond to messages via p latforms such as puppet shows, video demonstra-t ions, illustrated pamp hlets, et cetera, that stress the importance of protecting the environment, explained Mr Cargill. Jarslyn Rolle, West End U rban Renewal Centre m anager, said she too enjoyed the presentation. We truly owe our a ppreciation to the KGBC t eam for visiting us. The puppetry was very interesting and inspiringa nd Im sure all of us who s aw this play received a lot of knowledge of how its so vital that we keep our community and the entire island, clean, shes aid. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 11 &20021:($/ &RPPHUFLDO'LYLVLRQ ,1+($77(5 RI+(5$0(&/,0,7(' $1' ,1+($77(5 ,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV&RPSDQLHV $'9(57,6(0(17)(7,7,21 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDW3HWLWLRQIRU WKHZLQGLQJXSRIWKHDERYHQDPHG&RPSDQ\WKH 6XSUHPH&RXUWRIWKH&RPPRQZHDOWKRI7KH%DKDPDV ZDVRQWKH W K GD\RI0D\SUHVHQWHGWRWKH VDLG&RXUW$GYDLWD(QHUJ\3DUWQHUV/LPLWHGIRUPHUO\ $GYDLWD3DUWQHUV/LPLWHGf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t&2 &KDPEHUV 3 6DVVRRQ+RXVH 6KLUOH\WUHHWt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is pictured with facilitators and those attendi ng the West End Urban Renewal Summer Camp.


LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE CANADIAN NAVY VESSEL HMCS ATHABAKSAN is pictured in Nassau Harbour yesterday. The ship is currently on a tour of duty. F elip Major / Tribune staff CANADIAN NAVY SHIP VISITS NASSAU


LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 13 d ance with guidelines set by W orld Health Organisation, says the government. There are three suspected cases, they have not been confirmed and therefore based on WHOs definition we come outw ith that percentage, said Dr Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health. You must remember that within the region theyre experiencing a 0.1 per cent fatality, and in endemic areas like Indiaa nd others, their fatality rate is three to five per cent, said Mr Minnis. So when were looking at 0.01 per cent, we would have the best health care management within the region. Officials addressed heightened treatment, prevention and reduction measures at a joint press conference between them inistries of Health and Environment. Both public and private facilities have reported an average of 100 cases per day for the last five days with clinic services expanded to include extendedh ours and weekends. Social participation is a critical component in stemming the outbreak, according to Mr Minnis, who advised that the number of clinical cases would cont inue to rise without greater init iative from the public. The outbreak, said Dr Minnis, is restricted to New Providence, the few cases that weve seen in the Family Islands are cases that have travelled from New Providence. The Ministry of Environment is aggressively fogging the Family Islands to ensure they dont have similar problems. According to acting minister Phenton Neymour, the Department of Environmental Healthh as fogged New Providence twice within the past two weeks. Mr Neymour said: DEH fogs in six to seven-day cycles year-round. In densely populated areas, w e have been fogging two to three times per week. The chemical currently being used is colourless, odourless and completely harmless to humans. Dengue fever is a viral illness transmitted by the AedesA egypti mosquito. The rainy season, coupled with hot temperatures, have engendered optimal breeding grounds for the Aedes mosquito, which can develop into a full adult in six days. M r Neymour explained that fogging was carried out during the early morning hours when the species was most active, and the public was encouraged to leave their windows open at n ight to maximise efforts. The Aedes mosquito, said Mr Neymour, almost invariably breeds in artificial containers. These containers are left around homes, businesses, construction sites, and in thew ild. We have overcome this before, but we need public support. We strongly urge public participation and cooperation to help us reduce the number ofs ources of breeding and ultimately the cases of infection. The Ministry of the Environment will meet with religious leaders, neighbourhood groups, and business leaders t omorrow to discuss the probl em. cial requests for assistance the most recent of which was sent in 2008. Mr Delaney wrote: Com munications between a for-e ign requesting authority a nd the OAG in any matter a re conducted under an understanding of confiden t iality. In this matter there have in fact been responses from The Bahamas in relation tor equests received and, with t he concurrence of the requesting authority, I am a ble to confirm that dialogue is active and ongoing. Foreign news reports i ndicate that the wherea bouts of hundreds of mill ions of dollars linked to the collapse of Banco Ambrosiano in the early 1 980s is one of the biggest bank scandals in history. The tale of murder, Mafia plots, international moneyl aundering schemes, and c landestine Masonic sects, placed the Bahamas branch of the bank, BancoA mbrosiano Overseas Lim ited, at the very centre of t he scandal. According to the press in Italy and the UK, Italian p rosecutors are looking for f unds allegedly squirreled a way by former bank chairman Roberto Calvi, known as "God's banker" because t he Vatican Bank was the largest shareholder. In years leading up to the collapse, Calvi set up com-p anies in the Bahamas and S outh America to which he funnelled hundreds of mil lions in bank funds. It is c laimed that $800 million in total went missing. GOVERNMENT IN TALKS OVER BANK SCANDAL INVES TIGATION APPEAL TO PUBLIC AS SUSPECTED DENGUE FEVER DEATHS PROBED FROM page one FROM page one DRHUBERTMINNIS


LOCAL NEWS PAGE 14, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE -2%$&$1&< 3HUVRQDO$LGH .HHVSRQVLELOLWLHV \ S QRZOHGJHLOOVDQG$WWULEXWHV J o f blurry channels, no sound, no picture and even in some cases channels that were in Spanish. O ne woman wrote: The g litching on these channels i s getting on my nerves. One cannot watch nothing on TV. Cable Bahamas dont blame the weather because this was happening before the weather came along. How are you c harging me for a service t hat I cannot watch? Where is the discount on my cable b ill? A nother customer wrote: Listen Cable Bahamas, before you guys introduced this digital system I had noi ssues but as it stands right now if there was an alternative I would have switched a long time ago. Go to the Businesses that suck in the Bahama site on Facebook and you guys w ould realise your compan y is the most complained a bout. Please fix whatever i s broken and return the E nglish channels. M r Burrows said Cable Bahamas is well aware of the problems and the company is working to fix them. We are having some pixelation and freezing problems but it has beens tabilized. It is only occur ring in about three or four c hannels now. We have a t emporary solution in place until we get the equipment w e need. Mr Burrows also added that some of the channels are in Spanish because they get their service from Latin A merica. However he says o nly the commercials are in Spanish, not the prog ramming. H e said the problems w ith Cable started after the company did a massive upgrade of their systems. After the upgrade they discovered there was a fault with some of the equip ment. However, he assuresc ustomers the issue should be fixed in two weeks. Cable Bahamas released a statement on its Face b ook page apologising for the inconvenience. Howeve r angry customers were s till not satisfied with the companys explanation. O ne customer said: Cable Bahamas always addressing technical difficulties and dont give nothing back to its customers. B ut when the customers d ont pay their bill you want to be quick to turn it o ff, right? We are still payi ng top dollars for their e rrors, even if the problem is being sorted out, I am still expected to pay for ser vice that is poor? Only in the Bahamas. Mr Burrows says cus tomers who have com-p laints should send an email to info@cablebahamas.com. You can have your say o n this story by logging on to www.tribune242.com. Cable and Internet services disrupted by cut cable T T h h e e g g l l i i t t c c h h i i n n g g o o n n t t h h e e s s e e c c h h a a n n n n e e l l s s i i s s g g e e t t t t i i n n g g o o n n m m y y n n e e r r v v e e s s . O O n n e e c c a a n n n n o o t t w w a a t t c c h h n n o o t t h h i i n n g g o o n n T T V V . C C a a b b l l e e B B a a h h a a m m a a s s d d o o n n t t b b l l a a m m e e t t h h e e w w e e a a t t h h e e r r b b e e c c a a u u s s e e t t h h i i s s w w a a s s h h a a p p p p e e n n i i n n g g b b e e f f o o r r e e t t h h e e w w e e a a t t h h e e r r c c a a m m e e a a l l o o n n g g . H H o o w w a a r r e e y y o o u u c c h h a a r r g g i i n n g g m m e e f f o o r r a a s s e e r r v v i i c c e e t t h h a a t t I I c c a a n n n n o o t t w w a a t t c c h h ? ? FROM page one


INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 15 NEW YORK Associated Press SCIENTISTS are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia turning the patients' own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells. They've only done it in three patients so far, but the results were striking: Two appear cancer-free upto a year after treatment, and the third patient is improved but still has some cancer. Scientists are already preparing to try the same gene therapy technique for other kinds of cancer. "It worked great. We were surprised it worked as well as it did," said Dr. Carl June, a gene therapy expert at the University of Pennsylvania. "We're just a year out now. We need to find out how long these remissions last." He led the study, published Wednesday by two journals, New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine. It involved three men with very advanced cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL. The only hope for a cure now is bone marrow or stem cell transplants, which don't always work and carry a high risk of death. Scientists have been working for years to find ways to boost the immune system's ability to fight cancer. Earlier attempts at genetically modifying bloodstream soldiers called T-cells have had limited success; the modified cells didn't reproduce well and quickly disappeared. June and his colleagues made changes to the technique, using a novel carrier to deliver the new genes into the T-cells and a signaling mechanism telling the cells to kill and multiply. 'AMAZING' THERAPY WIPES OUT LEUKEMIA IN STUDY


S T. LOUIS Associated Press P OLICE and sheriff's d epartments in states that produce much of the nation's methamphetamine have madea sudden retreat in the war on meth, at times virtually aban-d oning pursuit of the drug b ecause they can no longer a fford to clean up the toxic waste generated by labs. Despite abundant evidence t hat the meth trade is flour ishing, many law enforcement agencies have called off tac-t ics that have been used for years to confront drug makers: sending agents undercover, conducting door-to-door i nvestigations and setting up stakeouts at pharmacies to catch people buying largea mounts of cold medicine. The steep cutbacks began after the federal government in February canceled a pro g ram that provided millions of dollars to help local agencies dispose of seized labs. Since t hen, an Associated Press analysis shows, the number of l abs seized has plummeted by a third in some key meth-prod ucing states and two-thirds i n at least one, Alabama. The trend is almost certain to continue unless more states find a way to replace the federal money or to conduct c heaper cleanups. In Michigan, authorities still b ust meth labs when they find t hem, but tougher missions like secretly sending officers into the meth underworld have been scrapped. Money Issues "They're not actively out there looking for it," said Tony Saucedo, meth enforcement director for Michigan State Police. "And the big issue is money. We have tak en 10 steps backward." A uthorities say they have no doubt that meth trafficking remains brisk. Record busts are being reported in some states that fund their own cleanups. B ut in places that rely on f ederal money, law enforcem ent agencies feel paralyzed. A t least one sheriff became s o frustrated that he considered burning meth waste illegally in a landfill rather than leaving it in neighborhoods where curious children could f ind it. In Warren County, Tenn., a bout 70 miles southeast of N ashville, deputies had "always been very aggressive on meth," Sheriff Jackie Matheny said. By midsummer a y ear ago, they had busted s ome 70 meth labs. This year, that number tumbled to 24. When you have to kind of kick it into neutral, it makes y ou sick to your stomach because we know it's out there," Matheny said. Making matters worse, sher i ffs say, was the suddenness of the loss, which didn't give cash-strapped local governments any time to come up w ith another way to pay for cleanups that typically cost $2,500 to $5,000 per lab. We didn't have an oppor tunity to prepare," Matheny said. "We just got a phone calls aying, 'You're not going to have funds anymore.' It just absolutely crippled us.'" The AP analysis involved b uilding a database of lab seizures in the nation's top 10 meth-producing states based o n 2010 figures. Combined with numbers from the first half of 2011, the statistics showed that seizures had d ropped sharply in states that depended on federal money. Yet busts were skyrocketing in states that pay for their own cleanups. The AP also conducted 50 to 60 interviews to confirm the t rend, speaking with police officers, sheriffs and meth-lab specialists in many of the top 10 states. Lab seizures were down 32 percent through May 31 in Tennessee, which led the nation in seizures in 2010. The numbers were similar or worse in other leading meth states: down 33 percent in Arkansas, 35 percent in Michigan and 62 percent in Alabama. All of those states relied heavily on funding from the federal Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS program. It offered local agen cies $19.2 million in 2010. That money was not renewed and is unlikely to come back. "Do you really think our labs fell that much?" asked Tommy Farmer, state meth task force coordinator for Tennessee. "Hell no." Thriving Other figures confirm that meth is thriving. The most recent national survey from the Department of Health and Human Services shows that after declining for several years, the number of firsttime meth users rose in 2009 to 154,000, up from 95,000 the previous year. The National Drug Intelligence Center reports that shipments of meth from Mexico are also on the rise. In states that have developed their own lab cleanup programs, full enforcement has continued. Missouri, the leader in meth lab busts for a decade before falling to No. 2 behind Tennessee last year, has seen a 9 percent increase in seizures through May 31. Kentucky seizures are up 34 percent, Illinois up 36 percent. INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 18, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE T HE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASV isit our website at www.cob.edu.bsST AFF V ACANCY Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following position: E xecutive Director, Gerace Research Centre [GRC], San Salvador, Bahamas responsible for coordinating logistical support, research projects, overall administration and daily management of the GRC. Applicants must have a PhD in any of the Natural Sciences, with the ability to i nvolve a new generation of scientists in utilising the GRC and administrative abilities including competent organizational skills. For a detailed job description, please visit: cob.edu.bs/hrapply .Interested candidates should submit the following to Associate Vice President, Human Resources, T he College of The Bahamas, P.O. Box N-4912, Oakes Field Campus, Nassau, The Bahamas or email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs by Friday,August 12th, 2011 : A cover letter of interest College of The Bahamas Application Form (available online at www.cob.edu.bs/hrprofile) A current detailed curriculum vitae Copies of qualifications obtained Copies of all available transcripts ( original transcripts required upon employment) Copy of the information page of passport The names and contact information for three professional references Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who arem aking news in their neighbourhoods. Perhapsy ou are raising funds for a g ood cause, campaigning f or improvements in the area or have won an a ward. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. IN AN Aug. 3, 2011 photo, Chief Investigator Marc Martin, r ight, holds a bag of m ethamphetamine worth approximately $10,000 as he talks with investigator Jody Cavangaugh, left, at the Warren County Sheriff's o ffice in McMinnville, Tenn. The federal governments budget crisis has forced a sudden retreat in the nations war against methamphetamine, w iping out millions of dollars to clean up secret labs and forcing some police and sheriffs departments to all but abandon the hunt for new m eth producers because they cannot afford it. (AP A P IMPACT:


INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 19 Subject to certain terms and conditions. Trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia, used under licence (where applicable SCOTIABANK INVITES YOU TO VISIT OUR AUTO FAIR B RING THIS AD IN AND RECEIVE Extra Savings Rates As Low As 2.99%*W HERE: Thompson Boulevard Branch N OW: Saturday, August 13, 2011 TIME: 12:00 4:00 V ENDORS: BEIJING Associated Press CHINA'S first aircraft carrier swept through fog-shrouded waters Wednesday to open sea tria ls that underscore concerns about the country's growing military strength and its increasingly assertive claims over disputed territory. The mission by the refurbished former Soviet carrier marks a first step in readying the craft for full deployment. China says the ship is intended for research and training, pointing to longerterm plans to build up to three additional clones of the carrier in China's own shipyards. "As a major economy, China on the one hand should take more responsibilities for the world and on the other hand, it has some new security interests that it needs to protect. Under the circumstances, China's naval power needs to grow accordingly," said Wang Shaopu, director of the Center for Pan-Pacific Studies at Jiaotong University in Shanghai. Information about the cruise was tightly restricted in line with the Chinese military's habitual secrecy, although the official Xinhua News Agency indicated that the step had been planned for some time. The 1,000-foot (300-meter through fog from the northern port of Dalian where it is being overhauled. "After returning from the sea trial, the aircraft carrier will continue refit and test work," Xinhua said. CHINA'S FIRST AIRCRAFT CARRIER BEGINS SEA TRIALS


INTERNATIONAL NEWS P AGE 20, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011THE TRIBUNE R enana, a 3-week-old sand cat, peers form hiding cave in the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv ,Israel,Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. Safari spokeswoman, Sagit Horowitz said its the first successful birth of a sand cat in Israel. (AP RARE SAND CAT BORN AT ISRAELI ZOO


$4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69T he information contained is from a third p arty and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.55 $5.39 $5.55 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netTHURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net ARAWAK Port Development (APD M aura said yesterday it is e xpected the new Arawak C ay Port will be fully operational by the end of the year although it would still be under construction. M r Maura told T ribune Business yesterday: From an operating perspective our p lan has been that by Janua ry we would have removed a ll of the less than container load (LCLG ladstone Road. At the end o f the year we will be fully operational on Arawak Cay.We would still be under construction but we would have completed sufficient works so that each of the terminals will be operational, will be handling freight, will be serving customers and so f orth. M r Maura said marine w orks have consisted primarily of dredging to accommodate ships coming into the port, the bulk head at which these ships will dock, a nd the nearby "apron" or flat surface area where cont ainers will be offloaded h ave been significantly comp leted. We are approximately 80 per cent through our marinew orks which would be the dredging, the bulk head, the apron, the crane rail and that work is being complete d by American Bridge and that represents the largest single contract we have t oday, Mr Maura said. H e added: We are 95 per c ent through the warehouse which will be the new home By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net THE $8 million Arawak Cay Port initial public offering is expected to be rolled out towards the end of Sept ember to late October with a minimum subscription between $500 and $1,000, Dion Bethell, the projects C FO told T ribune Business y esterday. M r Bethell said: What w e are trying to do is make s ure it covers at least two government paydays. That i s geared towards allowing the wider cross-section of the Bahamian public to par t icipate. The government put up $20 million, the private sector $20 million. They are b oth going to give up 20 per cent of their initial investment, or $4 million each T he $8 million would go by w ay of IPO. Once the IPO i s complete, the governm ent would have 40 per cent, the private sector 40 per cent and the Bahamian p ublic would have 20 per cent of the equity in APD. Next year, around this time once construction is complete and out of the w ay, we would have our private placement which w ould be targeted towards the institutional investors, the pension funds, thei nsurance companies and the like. The money raised from that would be used to take out the bridge loan that we w ould have used for the construction which would h ave been $30 million by way of Royal Bank of a bridge plan. That money raised from the private placement w ould take care of that bridge loan. Were going to have a blend of both pref-e rence shares and bonds. The bonds would carry a higher rate of return than the preference shares and that would be the compos ition of our corporate s tructure at that time. When asked what the investor appetite was liker egarding the IPO, Mr Bethell said: Everyone is eager and just waiting to understand the timing of it, t he price per share and the m inimum investment. We would begin to roll o ff with this in September w hereby the public has an o pportunity to hear about it in advance, and the intenti s it would be open for the e nd of September-government payday overlapping to Octobers payday. Mr Bethell said that while the minimum subscription has not yet been deter mined, it would be between$ 500 and $1000. P rovidence Advisors, together with CFAL, won t he bid to be the placement a gent/financial advisor to t he Port IPO. NEW ARAWAK CAY PORT FULLY OPERATIONAL BY END OF YEAR SEE page two MINIMUM SUBSCRIPTION BETWEEN $500 AND $1,000 $8M ARAWAK CAY PORT INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING EXPECTED BY LATE OCTOBER W W h h a a t t w w e e a a r r e e t t r r y y i i n n g g t t o o d d o o i i s s m m a a k k e e s s u u r r e e i i t t c c o o v v e e r r s s a a t t l l e e a a s s t t t t w w o o g g o o v v e e r r n n m m e e n n t t p p a a y y d d a a y y s s . T T h h a a t t i i s s g g e e a a r r e e d d t t o o w w a a r r d d s s a a l l l l o o w w i i n n g g t t h h e e w w i i d d e e r r c c r r o o s s s s s s e e c c t t i i o o n n o o f f t t h h e e B B a a h h a a m m i i a a n n p p u u b b l l i i c c t t o o p p a a r r t t i i c c i i p p a a t t e e . D ion Bethell, the projects CFO SPECIALISTAnthony Matesic works at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Wall Street focused Wednesday on the bleak landscape ahead for the economy and sold off, wip ing out the big gains from a day earlier and then some. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 519 points. SEE PAGEFIVE Richard Drew /AP D OWJONESDOWN519 POINTS


BUSINESS PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE for the Betty K. The building is up, its just needs to have some utilities connected to get i t operational. We have just broken ground at the Gladstone freight terminal and that contract was a warded to Carl Treco. What they are doing n ow is a lot of the fill material that is coming o ff Arawak Cay, about 65,000 cubit yards of i t, is going out to Gladstone. Were having to raise the site by four feet. We have the civil works, we received those bids today and e xpect to award those contracts in the next two weeks. T he inland terminal is to be built at a 15acre site on Gladstone Road. It is to be a 100,000 square foot facility that will house less than container load" goods those w hich are in a container with goods dest ined for a variety of importers rather than one. Around 25 per cent of all containers brought into the country come in the "less than container load" category. Mr Maura said that APD expects to employ some 50 to 60 persons by the end of the year. The 40-acre development will be the new h ome for local shipping companies, such as B etty K and Tropical Shipping, that transport and store international freight. The p ort relocation is expected to ease heavy Bay Street container traffic and allow shipp ing companies to operate from one location at the mouth of the Nassau Harbour. Interisland transport ships will continue to opera te from Potters Cay Dock because the secur ity costs associated with operating at the A rawak Cay ISPS port is unnecessary for local mailboat services. NEW ARAWAK CAY PORT FULLY OPERATIONAL BY END OF YEAR F ROM page one


By DEIDREBASTIAN IN order to become a wellrounded Graphic Designer, there are a variety of skills that are essential to handling a client or employers tasks proficiently. Actually, a designer may have excellent artistic abilities and many years of experience,but what really separates the must re-hire from the rest is the following acquired skills which is needed to advance in the desired career path. Style Compared to No Style: Style can be acknowledged asa designers signature. When your design needs to reach a targeted audience, whichever styles the audience has been familiarized with can be a valuable addition to the design tools at hand. Its key that every designer be comfortable and drawn to their unique style to leave an imprint on the minds of the audience. However, style can be whatever the designer desires as long as its unique and brings structure to design. Project Management: A lot of designers consider being organized sufficient, but on larger projects it really helps to havea grasp of project management fundamentals. A designer that can actually manage the design part of a project would always reach an edge over another designer who needs to be told what to do and when to do itand sits waiting for input. Leadership is one of the designers strongest points whenit comes to managing a project. Taking on a new project/responsibility, means managing the extent of authority you need in order to effectively execute your project. Make sure you have the proper authority at hand before you begin hammering away at a project. As a leader its so important that you are flexible enough to realize when plans need to be altered or accommodated. Plan ning shouldnt stop the moment you think youve figured out the direction you wish to steer a project; it should be an ongoing process. Depending on the succession of your plans imple mentation, you would take intoa ccount the strategic planning and documentation that placed everything in motion. Bad planning translates to bad implementation and chaotic results. Typography: Oneof the more underrated design skills today is typography, however in truth; typography is one of the key things top advertising firms review in a design portfolio. It is usually the difference between a good and an excellent designer. Typography requires a firm understanding of font families, appropriate use of line-height,kerning and tracking. The advertising industry is primarily about communication and therefore needs clean, readable, well designed type. Seasoned designers can tell you that its almost impossible to know the names of all the typefaces available. However, if you can learn to identify a portion of the main fonts utilized for clarity in readable con tent, then you should be ok. Typography is readily classified as the official language of graphic design. While knowing graphical technology is essential, if a graphic designer does not learnt he difference between families and styles of type, or how and when to best use them, they will not be fluent enough to communicate. Creative Thinking: An important asset skilled to a graphic artist is their ability to take something that is deficient or incomplete and transform it into something remarkable. A graphic designer should be lucid about discovering and producing the picture that other people are trying to express with words and desire. The picture may not always be clear at first, but this is where creativity stands out. By permitting yourself to think outside the boundaries of ordinary, normal thought, brilliant new ideas can arise. In creative thinking, a variation of ideas are used for their suggestive qualities, to see what new ones they can break loose and new aspects of your design will begin to reveal themselves. Print Design and Layout: One of the most sought after skills employers seek in designers is an understanding of digital print production. The ability to use a page layout program also sometimes called a desktop publishing program such as Adobe,InDesign, or Quark) is supreme. Print design also requires an understanding of concepts like color separations, grid layout, and master pages. It is key that every professional graphic designer possess knowledge of the printing process. Web Design: Having a clear understanding of web development is more essential than ever in an age where online advertising and web presence are essential to every marketing campaign. Graphic Designers are usually expected to have some basic understanding of HTML and CSS, as well as web design standards as this skill can become a very lucrative one as well. Countless doors will open up a large new client base mak ing you much more attractive to potential customers who are looking to cut costs by finding multi-talented designers. Photography: If you wish to be perceived as a well-rounded graphic designer, sooner or lat er you will need to take a picture. (even if its a snap of your little gold fish swimming around). Nevertheless, if youa re fortunate enough to work for a company which supplies you with a camera its a good idea to request one that provides enough pixel resolution. A good rule of thumb is anything below 6 megapixels probably wont produce quality shots and will need to be worked on by an image editing software such as Photoshop for excellent results. Networking To be successful in any career the guidance and support of others is crucial and one of the most effective ways to strengthen yourself. This is especially true of designers who need to spend most of their time in their offices or studios. Communication Realistically speaking this maybe the most important skill a designer will utilize throughout their career. The ability to communicate is fundamental to everything a designer does, but this task does not begin or end with visual BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 3B SKILLS EVERY GRAPHIC DESIGNER SHOULD HAVE A RTOF G RAPHIX DEIDRE BASTIAN SEE page five


NEW YORK Associated Press INVESTORS SEEMto think you want an iPad more than oil, as Apple Inc. became the most valuable company in the United States, surpassing Exxon Mobil Corp. on Wednesday. Apple briefly flirted with the top spot on Tuesday afternoon before settling back slightly below the oil giant. Wednesday was the first time that Apple managed to stay No. 1 after the stock market closed. Apple's stock fell 2.8 percent to close at $363.69, which brings the iPhone and iPad maker's market capitalization to $337 billion. Exxon's stock fell 4.4 percent to close at $68.03. That gives the oil company a market cap of $331 billion. The change of the guard took place two days after global markets saw its worst fall since 2008 as investors worried about the U.S. credit downgrade and the possibility of another recession. Exxon had been the most valuable company since 2005, and Apple only took No. 2 in May 2010 when it surpassed Microsoft Corp. The power shift, while largely symbolic, is a substantial milestone for Apple, which has enjoyed a triumphant comeback since the 1990s, when it struggled to stay afloat before Steve Jobs returned to take the helm. But it's not just the comeback. Gleacher & Co. analyst Brian Marshall says Apple is giving investors something that has never been seen before. Apple's numbers are huge, with nearly $30 billion in revenue in the latest quarter, for example. Yet Marshall said the 35-yearold company is "growing like a startup." Even in 2008 and 2009 Apple grew like a weed and the world was coming to an end," Marshall said. Apple grew its net income 70 percent to $14 billion and its revenue 52 percent to $65 billion in the fiscal year that ended last September. A year earlier, even as other companies though not Exxon were reeling from the economic meltdown, Apple's earnings grew 35 percent and its revenue 14 percent. Apple wasn't always a tech darling. The company once k nown as Apple Computer Inc. was on a steep decline before J obs returned in 1997. With Jobs as CEO, Apple dreamed up gadgets that people didn't even think they needed until they got their hands on them or saw friends and relatives with them. There were m usic players, smartphones and tablet computers before Apple i ntroduced the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. But the Apple gadgets' sleek, minimalist design and intuitive software gave them a loyal following not just by tech geeks but the everyday consumers. "Never underestimate the power of Joe Sixpack relative to expenditures on consumer elec tronics," Marshall said. People want their gadgets, especially those made by Apple, even in a recession and even as they watch their stock portfolios and retirement funds shrink. Even so, Apple commands just a sliver of the overall smart phone and computer market. For that reason, Apple can grow at such a fast pace. "They have just a tremendous runway in front of them," Marshall said. Exxon, which set a record in 2008 for the highest quarterly earnings by any company, has limited prospects because its growth is tethered to oil prices and new oil discovery. Apple's growth is limited only by innovation. Investors e xpect it to grow as long as it keeps making products that people want. So investors are betting on Apple's stock even though it currently makes less money than Exxon. In its latest quarterly report, Apple said stronger iPhone and iPad sales helped more than double its net income to $7.3 billion and grow revenue by 82 percent to $29 billion. Exxon, meanwhile, posted a 41 percent increase in its second-quarter earnings to nearly $11 billion, the largest since it set a record of nearly $15 billion i n the third quarter of 2008. Its revenue grew 36 percent to $ 125 billion. International companies that vie for the most valuable spot include PetroChina Co., the publicly traded unit of China's biggest oil and gas company, and Petrobras, Brazil's statec ontrolled energy company. In the U.S., Exxon and Gene ral Electric had been trading off the No. 1 and No. 2 spots until Microsoft surpassed them both in early 1999, at the height of the dot-com boom. By 2000, though, GE was No. 1 once again. According to data from FactSet, the three were close over the next five years, though Apple was ascending quickly. Exxon, which is based in Irving, Texas, took the top spot in 2005 and remained there until Wednesday. Apple, which is based in Cupertino, Calif., generally introduces a new product every three years, which means something new in 2013. Marshall does not expect the company to slow down any time soon. In fact, he expects Apple to pass yet another milestone next year, when it's likely to surpass Hewlett-Packard Co. as the world's largest technology company by revenue. In the most recent quarter, HP reported $32 billion in revenue, compared with Apple's $29 billion in its latest quarter. 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communication. Designers have to be able to articulate their ideas and concepts to employers and clients with ease fluently. In addition there is a great need to write well organized briefs, proposals and instructions. Ninety percent of the time, in order to land a project, good communication skills are required. For example: from extracting accurate requirements, discussing changes and options, to explaining how why something just simply wont work. Moreover successful designers in todays day and age will likely have to write clear emails, hold skype conversations crossing numerous time zones and cultures, and countless other communication tasks, through their art. Social Media Marketing :This skill is essential to any individual needing to promote or brand themselves, in todays marketplace. A firm understanding of the value of social media appli cations such as: MySpace, Face book, Twitter and Digg. Know ing how to properly use these blogs to build relationships with an audience will only become more important and valuable in your future. Moreover, if you become flu ent in the science of marketing, it will help your designs for what they are intended. Ive worked in design for years and you would be shocked how many designers lack these basic skills when supplying jobs for print etc. A great graphic designer does more than just design posters or Web sites.I believe that, a big component of a good designer is that he understands the aesthetics aforehand, as I feel that a mans work is ninety percent complete when he understands the project before venturing. But fortunately, we don't need to be an Einstein to make a contribution to physics as successful designers are those who dont really see themselves as artists or designers; they see themselves as marketers. Keep in mind that whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, web designer or writer youre first and foremosta communicator, so dont just strive to create an eye candy but instead a piece of work that has a purpose and connects to a specific audience as only by doing this, will you create something that has a lasting impact and impression. So until we meet again, have fun, enjoy your life and stay on top of your game. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 5B FROM page three SKILLS EVERY GRAPHIC DESIGNER SHOULD NEW YORK Associated Press BACK TO REALITYand back down, Wall Street focused Wednesday on the bleak landscape ahead for the economy and wiped out its big gains from a day earlier and then some. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 519 points and has now lost more than 2,000 in less than three weeks. Swings of several hundred points in just minutes have become commonplace. This time, the selling was intensified by worries about debt problems in Europe. On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve said it planned to keep interest rates ultra-low for two more years. After some initial confusion, the stock market staged a huge comeback and had one of its best days. But the interest-rate news proved to be a distraction. The Fed made the pledge because it sees almost no chance that the economy will improve substantially by 2013, and when investors focused on that, they dumped stocks again. "Now it gets back to the fundamentals," said Mark Lamkin, founder of Lamkin Wealth Management, which manages $215 million. The Dow closed at 10,719.94, down 4.6 percent for the day. By points, it was the ninth-steepest decline for the market. Wednesday was another day marked by big m oves. The Dow was down more than 300 points within minutes of the opening bell. It recovered some of that loss, then drifted steadily lower in t he last two hours. The market has traded that way for two weeks, lurching up and down. The most extreme example was Tuesday, when the Dow swung more than 600 points in the one hour and 45 minutes after the Fed's statement. The stomach-churning highs and lows are reminiscent of the fall of 2008, the depths of the financial crisis, when there were swings of 800 or e ven 1,000 points in day. Computerized trading systems programmed to analyze charts, capitalize on the tiniest changes in price and execute trades with no human intervention are making the market rougher. High-frequency trading programs make up about half of the trading volume in a normal market day but 70 percent or more on a volatile one. The programs pounce on stock changes to m ake just slivers of a penny but do it so often that it adds up. Other investors also use charts and market indicators to make trades based on market momentum. The bet is that if the market is rising, it will keep rising, and if it's falling, it will keep falling. More investors are turning to this strategy because the sudden slowdown in the economy has left them unable to judge companies based on their fundamentals, like projected profits. The more people use a momentum strategy, the faster the indexes rise or fall. The S&P 500 finished the day down 4.4 percent and the Nasdaq composite index down 4.1 percent. STOCKS RESUME SELL-OFF; DOW FINISHES DOWN 519


LOS ANGELES Associated Press N EWS CORP.,the m edia conglomerate under fire for phone hacking in Britain, said Wednesday that its net income for the last quarter fell 22 percent mainly because of the sale of social networking site Myspace. It also acknowledged for t he first time that it is facing investigations into whether alleged phone hacking and police bribery occurred at its subsidiaries outside of the U.K. "The company is fully c ooperating with these investigations," the company said in a statement. Net income at the TV and newspaper giant controlled by Rupert Murdoch fell to $683 million, or 26 c ents per share in the three months through June. A year ago, the company earned $875 million, or 33 cents per share. Excluding the $254 million loss on the Myspace s ale, adjusted earnings c ame to 36 cents per share, b eating the 30 cents expected by analysts polled by FactSet. Revenue grew 11 percent to $8.96 billion from $ 8.11 billion. That also b eat expectations for revenue of $8.51 billion. Addressing the hacking scandal, Murdoch said in a statement that the company is "acting decisivelyi n the matter and will do whatever is necessary to prevent something like this from ever occurring again." Murdoch vowed to investors on a conference c all that he will remain as c hief executive of the comp any and said he had the b acking of the company's b oard. But he said that he a nd Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey act "as a team" and are jointly responsible for the company's performance. News Corp.'s nonvoting C lass A shares rose 4 cents t o $13.75 in after-hours trading, after dropping 84 cents, or 5.8 percent to close at $13.71 in the regular session. Since the phone hacking scandal erupted in early July, shares have fallen 24 perc ent and the company has l ost more than $11 billion in market value. BUSINESS PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE NEWS 4Q BEATS STREET; MURDOCH VOWS TO REMAIN CEO NEWS CORPORATION HEAD Rupert Murdoch (AP


ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MILLS INC. C EO Ken Powell saw the t otal value of his pay packa ge rise 7 percent in the food company's most recent fiscal year, according to a regulatory document filed Wednesday. The company, which is one of the nation's largest f ood makers, gave Powell compensation valued at $9.2 million in 2011, up from $8.6 million in the prior year as his salary, stock and option awards rose. P owell's salary increased 9 p ercent to $1 million. The value of his stock award rose 1 6 percent to $4.3 million a nd his options awards rose 9 percent in value to nearly $ 1.9 million. General Mills p rovides Powell with other p erks, such as retirement contributions and use of the company aircraft. The value of this type of pay held steady. The only decline for the period came from a 12 perc ent dip in his incentive pay, which fell to $1.7 million as he met some, but not all, of t he goals that the company's b oard set out for the year. General Mills, which sells products such as Cheerios cereal and Yoplait yogurt, j ust wrapped up a challengi ng year. Like most food c ompanies, it coped with higher costs for everything from ingredients to fuel to get its products to market while some consumers remained cautious about spending in the tough econo my. The company was able to increase its net income during the year nearly 18 percent to $1.8 billion, or $2.70 per share. Adjusting for onet ime items, the company's n et income rose 8 percent to $2.48 per share. Revenue f or the year rose 2 percent t o $14.9 billion. T he Associated Press form ula calculates an execut ive's total compensation d uring the last fiscal year by adding salary, bonuses, perks, above-market interest the company pays on deferred compensation and the estimated value of stock and stock options awarded d uring the year. The AP formula does not count changes in the present value o f pension benefits. That m akes the AP total slightly different in most cases from the total reported by companies to the Securities and E xchange Commission. T he value that a company a ssigned to an executive's stock and option awards for 2010 was the present value of what the company expected the awards to be w orth to the executive over t ime. Companies use one of s everal formulas to calculate that value. However, the number is just an estimate, and what an executive ultimately receives will depend o n the performance of the c ompany's stock in the years a fter the awards are granted. Most stock compensation programs require an executive to wait a specified amount of time to receive s hares or exercise options. G eneral Mills is based in Minneapolis. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 7B GENERAL MILLS CEO PAY UP 7 PERCENT IN FISCAL 2011


MCLEAN, Virginia Associated Press CAPITAL ONEFinanc ial Corp. said Wednesday t hat it will buy the U.S. c redit card arm of Britain's H SBC for a premium of a bout $2.6 billion as a way t o expand its domestic credit card business. "Adding the HSBC card business to our own will enhance our credit card franchise and accelerate our achievement of a leade rship position in retail card partnerships," Capital One Chairman and CEO R ichard Fairbank said in a s tatement. T he acquisition includes the HSBC unit's approximately $30 billion creditc ard portfolio. Capital One shares rose 87 cents, or 2.1 percent, to$ 41.69 in premarket trad ing. HSBC announced in May that it was exploring a pos-s ible sale of the business, w hich includes its Master Card, Visa, private label and other credit card oper a tions. The deal does not includes HSBC Bank USA's $1.1 billion credit card program. T he sale of the U.S. cred it card division comes a little more than a week after HSBC announced that it will sell almost half its retail branches in the United States. That includes thes ale of 195 branches in New Y ork and Connecticut to F irst Niagara Financial Group. HSBC said the two actions are part of its plan to make HSBC a more internationally focused business, but reassured that the U.S. is still considered a key market in its strategy. HSBC and Capital One said that they expect no immediate changes to the credit card programs and operations. HSBC cust omers will see no neart erm service changes and should be able to use theirc redit cards like normal. T he division's gross assets were valued at $30.4 billion as of June 30, which includes approximately $29.6 billion in gross customer loan balances. Capital One, which is b ased in McLean, Virginia, e xpects to fund HSBC credit card loans mostly w ith cash and proceeds f rom repositioning its bal a nce sheet for its buyout of ING Direct. Capital One agreed to purchase ING Direct's U.S. online banking service in June for about $9 billion in cash and stock. Capital One said the deal should provide a significant boost to its 2013 operatinge arnings and help raise a bout $1.25 billion in capi t al. I t also has the option to issue $750 million of the$ 1.25 billion in capital to H SBC at $39.23 per share, which is the average of Capital One's closing prices the past two days. The bank said the acquisition will result in about $350 million in cost savings. I t will also incur approxim ately $420 million in restructuring costs tied to t he deal. H SBC Group CEO Stu a rt Gulliver said in a statement that it will see a $2.4 billion gain on the sale, which will allow HSBC to redeploy capital over time. HSBC said that all of the unit's employees will be offered jobs with Capital One. The acquisition is expecte d to close in the second q uarter of 2012. BUSINESS PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1. 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.00-0.6400.080-16.6 0.75% 7.504.40Bank of Bahamas6.936.930.000.2300.10030.11.44% 0.530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.0480.000N/M0.00% 2.842.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.0300.09090.03.33% 1.961.77Fidelity Bank1.771.770.000.0970.04018.22.26% 1 1.108.30Cable Bahamas8.488.480.000.2450.31034.63.66% 2.802.35Colina Holdings2.552.550.001,1270.4380.0405.81.57% 8.508.33Commonwealth Brewery8.508.500.000.7400.00011.50.00% 7.006.04Commonwealth Bank (S1 6.886.880.000.4960.26013.93.78% 2.001.73Consolidated Water BDRs1.771.63-0.145610.1110.04514.72.76%1 .901.31Doctor's Hospital1.371.370.000.0740.11018.58.03% 5 .504.75Famguard5.435.430.000.4980.24010.94.42% 8.805.35Finco5.395.390.000.7570.0007.10.00% 9.747.75FirstCaribbean Bank8. 6.005.00Focol (S 5.755.750.000.4350.22013.23.83% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1. 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.307.300.00-0.1220.240-59.8 3.29%1 0.809.80J. S. Johnson9.829.820.002250.8800.64011.26.52% 1 0.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.001 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 20 November 2029 7% RoyalFidelityMerchantBank&TrustLtd(Over-The-CounterSecurities) 2 9 May 2015BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 19 October 2022 P rime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%W EDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2011B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,398.15| CHG -0.13 | %CHG -0.01 | YTD -101.36 | YTD % -6.76BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017 W W W.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A s k $Last PriceDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.650.750.400.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.57791.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.5779263.39%5.87%1.548717 3.01602.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund3.02482.63%3.94%2.981382 1.61281.5289CFAL Money Market Fund1.61512.61%4.53%1.591803 2.86862.5730Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.5730-5.41%-9.79% 13.734713.2291Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.73472.82%1.94% 114.128999.4177CFAL Global Bond Fund114.09222.35%13.88%114.128861 118.4255101.6693CFAL Global Equity Fund118.42552.30%8.26%116.580785 1.17491.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.17492.48%5.16% 1.13431.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.13431.41%5.17% 1.17641.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.17642.38%5.39% 9.9952 9.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.94330.98%4.58% 11.498510.0324Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.96520.78%5.70% 10.68139.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.60135.75%13.20% 8.85647.5827Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.65073.01%18.38% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Jul-11 31-Jul-11 31-Jul-11TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-11 30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 5-Aug-11 30-Jun-11MARKET TERMS30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd (Over-The-Counter Securities) CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities) BISX Listed Mutual Funds30-Jun-11 30-Jun-11 NAV 6MTH 1.535365 2.952663 1.580804 111.469744 115.762221 NAV Date 31-May-11 30-Jun-11 NEW YORK BUILDINGS are reflected in the window of a Capital One bank branch. (AP A GENERAL VIEW of the HSBC headquarters building in London. (AP CAPITAL ONE TO BUY HSBC US CREDIT CARD ARM ASSOCIATED PRESS OIL ROSE more than 4 percent Wednesday after the government said crude supplies shrank more than expected last week anda new report forecast strong global demand. Crude was higher even though stocks fell. The major indexes on Wall Street were off more than 3 percent. Recently oil and stocks h ave tended to move in the same direction as energy traders gauged sentiment about the economy and energy demand from the rise and fall of stocks. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rose $3.59, or 4.5 percent, to settle at $82.89 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price many international types of oil, gained 4.11, or 4 percent, to settle at $106.68 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London. Andrew Lebow, MF Global senior vice president, said he expects o il prices to swing from gains to losses until there is more stability in the stock markets. The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that U.S. crude supplies fell last week by 5.2 million barrels. Analysts had estimated that supplies would rise by almost 2 million barrels, but refineries used more crude than expected. Jim Ritterbusch, president of energy consultancy Ritterbusch and Associates said oil got a boost from the EIA report. He suggested though that oil was oversold and due to rise, because it has fallen so much in recent weeks. Benchmark crude has lost about $17 a barrel since the end of July. The International Energy Agency on Wednesday followed OPEC's lead and trimmed its outlook for the growth of global oil demand this year. At the same time IEA raised its forecast for 2012. OPEC said Tuesday that demand for oil will grow at a slower pace this year than it previously thought and rise further next year. Many experts agree that most of the demand for oil will come from China and other regions outside the U.S. and Europe. A new report from Barclays Capital said China's oil demand rose 7.4 percent in July from a year ago. China is the world's second largest oil consumer behind the U.S. Meanwhile, gas pump prices fell by more than a penny on Wednesday, to a national average of $3.637 for a gallon of regular. That's down more than 6 cents from a week ago, but about 85 cents higher than a year ago. OIL UP MORE THAN F OUR PCT ON SUPPLIES, DEMAND OUTLOOK


PARIS Associated Press PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZYcut short his vacation and pledged to slash France's huge debts, but risi ng concerns about a possible cut to the country's credit rating helped send bank shares plunging Wednesday afternoon. Worries that France would lose its triple A rating sparked the selloff, which built momentum on rumors that the banks' financial health was in danger. Credit Agricole ended 11.8 percent down. Societe Generale said it "categorically denies" all market rumors, but its shares closed 14.7 percent lower. Its market value has now fallen from over 40 billion euros at the beginning of July to 17 billion euros Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, the bank said it has asked France's AMF stock market regulator to open an investigation into the origin of the rumors, "which have gravely hurt our shareholders." The sell-off hit banking stocks across Europe, with leading banks in Britain, Italy and Germany also suffering large falls in their share prices. After rushing back from the French Riviera, Sarkozy summoned key ministers for an emergency meeting after days of mounting warnings from analysts that the debt rating of the world's fifthbiggest economy is at risk. France's growth prospects are considerably better than those of Italy and Spain's, but its economic expansion is slowing and it's failed for years to reduce a deficit that stood at 7.1 percent last year. N o other eurozone economy w ith a triple-A rating has a h igher debt than France's around 85 percent of national income. Although rating agencies reaffirmed France's AAA rating, the downgrade of U.S. debt by ratings agency Standard & Poor's last week fueled worries that France could be next to lose the coveted and rare rating if it contributes to further bailouts of eurozone countries. French Finance Minister F rancois Baroin suggested this week that Europe could boost the size of the eurozone bailout fund, the European Financial Stability Facility, although Germany has been reluctant to do so. Adding to market worries, French presidential elections scheduled for the spring of 2012 also mean it is unlikely the government will implement further austerity measures at a time when the economy is slowing. The government is already aiming for a deficit of 5.7 percent of national income this y ear and 4.6 percent in 2012, g oals that analysts increasi ngly see as unrealistic. Sarkozy said he's asked Baroin to prepare a list of measures to guarantee the government attains its deficitreduction targets. Sarkozy will take a decision on which measures to implement at an Aug. 24 meeting with his prime minister, budget minister and Baroin. "We will take the necess ary measures to reach these g oals," Baroin said, without e laborating. Sarkozy reiterated his call for a constitutional change requiring balanced budgets and insisted that "commitments to reducing the deficit are inviolable and will be maintained." His comments appeared to only have a negligible affect on the spread between German and French bond yields, which has risen to 15-year highs. With yields now above those of the Netherlands, Finland and Austria, France seems in danger of slipping out of the core to become more closely associated with the eurozone's periphery," said Jennifer McKeown, senior European economist at Capital Economics. S&P warned in June that France's rating could be threatened if it fails to carry out planned reforms and reduce the deficit. And the French central bank said this week that the economy will likely grow only 0 .2 percent in the third quart er. The bank's monthly i ndustrial survey showed corporate order books and factory utilization rates falling for the second month in a row in July. Pressures have also been mounting on Germany, starting to feel the pain of a slowing European and global economy as German companies see waning demand for their exports. But officials in Berlin made clear Wednesday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is sticking to her plans to stay on holiday and return to the office next week. 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The T ribune Thursday August 11th, 2011 The T ribune


By TENNYSON JOSEPH A Bahamian in prison in Florida M y name is Tennyson Joseph otherwise known as inmate #1303625, and I'm writing to you from behind prison walls and razor wire fences. I 've b ee n i nc ar cerat ed for s ix years n o w i n t h e F l o r i d a D e p ar t m e n t o f C o r r e ct i o n s f o r t r af f i ck i n g n a r c o t i c s ; h owever I would lik e t o s har e wit h you t he liber ation I 've e xp erien c ed t hr o u g h m y incar c e r a t i o n T his is my j our n e y exper ience and tes t imon y of what appear ed t o be a huge s tu mblin g block in my life, but t ur n e d o ut t o be a mo nument al s teppi ng st one. T he l iber ation t hat I 've b een experi en c i ng over t he years began dur ing t he i nfancy s tages of my incarn ation A fter r e-d edicating and comm itti ng my l ife t o Chr is t, I bec am e a s tud ent of t he H oly Bib le. I w as enli ghtened to t he tr uth of Go d' s w o r d; th at God did n ot creat e m e t o be i n pr iso n. Incar cerati on was no t his d e s i r e or int ent for m y lif e. Y et I'm her e an d I 've real ised it s f or far mor e t han t he cri me I c o mmitt ed. L ookin g back no w to t he f irs t w eek s o f m y im pri son ment, my hear t wa s fil led wit h fear desp air and h opeles sn ess ; even t hough I did a goo d job of h iding it fr o m e v e r yone el se. Dur ing t his ti me, th ere was no family f ri ends or an ything th at was f amiliar t o m e. I can clear ly r emember t he cr y i n g an d sl ee p less nigh ts a n d it had noth ing t o do wit h my being caught for w h at I d id o r i ts c o nseq uences. I t was becaus e my hear t and s pir it, for t he fir s t time in m y l ife, had b een br o k e n b eyond nat ur al r e p a i r I not only n eeded G o d s help, I d esper atel y wanted it. For I h ad a mind and cou ld not t hink e ar s and cou ld not hear han ds and could not f eel, eyes and c o uld n ot s ee and a heart th at cou ld not love. I w as ph ysicall y confi ned, yet even m o r e s o spi rit ually m entally and emo t i o n a l l y I was "Doi ng T ime" long befor e I was fo r c ef u l l y p l ace d i n a F lo r i d a p ris on c el l. I was so c o nfin ed "with in" t hat it eventual ly led me to an outwar d conf inement I w as a pr is oner as i t wer e to t he cruel "jailer of my own over p o w er ing, s elfdest ruct ive c o mpuls ion s and d e s i r e s I was my o w n w or s t enemy altho ugh I had t he ab ilit y t o funct ion, fo r the mo st p a r t, i n a no rmal societ y u sual ly goin g u n d et e ct ed u n t i l o r un l e s s m y i nn e r s e c r et dr ives reached t he poin t of t otal los s of c o ntr ol. M y inn er i mpr iso nment was devas tat ingly real even th ough I was obl ivious to my own tr ue c o nditi on. I was s elfis h, s elf s eeking, and sel f-pl easin g. Thi s i s w h at a life complet ely given over to sin look s l ike. Si n was m y mast er and I was it s s lave. T he d angero us tr u t h abou t s in is that t he mor e it in c r eases in o n e s li fe, the mor e t he awar eness of it d e c r eases I had become nu mb t o my own i nner r e b e l l i o n Sin and guilt had lit eral ly s ucked the l if e ou t o f m e S i n h ad d r ai n ed m y s t r ength and I w as was tin g away Sin left und ealt w i th, had t aken me fu rt her than I want ed t o go, kept me longer than I wanted t o s tay and cos t me far mor e than I w as will ing to pay I'm s ti ll pa ying today for sins I c omm itted ye ars a go, ev en thoug h Go d ha s forgi ven c le ane d m e up and ha s gi ven me the streng th a nd pow er to liv e for him an d be used by him Alth ough c ompa s sio n le ads us to God' s forgi ven ess, it doe sn' t era s e the c onsequ enc es o f our a cti ons. Romans 5:2021 s ays "For wher e sin i n c r eased and abo unds gr ace h as su rpas sed i t and incr ease th e m ore and s uper abou nded. Oh yes, my s ins wer e g r eat and many indeed b ut God' s gr ace and mer c y w er e gr e a t e r God looked beyon d my f aults and s aw my needs DOIN G TIM E R E L I G I O U S N E W S S T O R I E S A N D C H U R C H E V E N T S R E L I G I O N S E C T I O N C THURSDA Y AUGUST 11, 2011 T H E T R I B U N E S SEE page 29 F The Journey, the Experience, the Testimony T ennyson Joseph


The T ribune Thursday August 1 1, 201 1 PG 29 RELIGION T h e r e a r e m o r e w i t h u s t h a n t h o s e t h a t a r e a g a i n s t u s An d h e a n sw e re d, b e no t a fra i d, fo r t h e r e a re m or e w i th u s th a n t ho se th a t a re w it h th e m" 2 ki ng s 6 : 1 6. Th es e w e re th e w o r d s th a t t he pr op he t E li sh a s ai d t o h i s s e r va n t, w h o be c a me o v e rw he l m ed w i th f e a r w he n h e s aw a h o st o f s ol di e rs s urr ou nd i ng hi m se lf a n d h is m a ste r E li sh a My ma in purp ose thi s mo rnin g i s to e nc o ura ge yo u, a nd to a ssist i n pul li ng y ou u p o ut of t ha t p la ce o f de spa ir an d u tte r h op el essn ess. Y e s! I am f ull y a w are the re a r e ti me s o ne b ec om es so de pre ssed a nd t i r e d of th e sa me o ld ro lle r c oa ster ri de d ay a fte r da y to th e poi nt y ou do n' t wa nt t o h ea r a ny thi ng a bo ut G od or his sc ript u r e s The truth is, we all experience this fr om time to time, especially when it appears as if God just isn' t hearing us while we're screaming out to him for some for m of help or r elief in our seem ingly endless cycle of misery that we'r e cur r ently experiencing. Th e g oo d ne w s is w e h av e he lp; a s a m att e r of fac t w e have tr eme ndous help. U n f o r t u n a t e l y the help t ha t has been ma de av a ila bl e t o u s is no t v isi ble how e ver ve ry m uc h rea l an d ev er pr e s e n t E v e r y c ha ll en ge f or t he be li ev e r G od ha s in a dv a nc e out fitt ed him w ith ov erwh el mi ng he lp. Thi s i s w hy h e sa id he wi ll n ot p ut m ore on yo u th an yo u c a n be a r a nd he s m ad e a w a y i n ad va nc e for yo ur e sc ap e to yo ur sit ua tio n. 1 C ori nth ia ns 1 0 : 1 3 The pro bl em w e ha ve i s, the o nly h el p w e re co gn ise i s th e he lp th at is ta ng ib le m ea ni ng h el p we ca n se e an d fe el "o ur fel l ow h uma n be in g" T o a c e rtai n e x te nt y ou a re rig ht, pu t o ur g r ea te r h el p a re th e tho usa nds of Ang e ls th at pro tec t us fro m d an ge rs se en an d u nse en In my op en in g sen ten c e I m en tio ne d b rie fly the ac c ou nt o f E lish a a nd his se rv an t. The serv an t g ot u p on e m or n i n g w e nt ou tsid e a nd sa w p hy sic a lly the Sy ria n a r my w it h t he ir horse s a nd c ha rio ts su rro und in g th e re sid en ce of E l isha a nd h is s e r va nt The se rva nt ra n b ac k i nsi de ob vi o usly v isib ly sha ke n, an d sa id to E l isha w ha t h e sa w C le a rly the y we re out num b e r e d, stra ng el y en oug h, E li sha sai d t o h is s e r v an t, Fe ar n ot, f or th ere are more w ith us t ha n th ose th at are w it h th em I am al most ce rta in t he se rv an t wo nd ere d if El ish a w as de mon stra tin g sig ns of old a ge N e v e r th el ess, the se rva nt did no t qu esti on El ish a. E l isha the n pra y ed a nd a pp ea le d to God f or a stran ge re qu est El ish a sai d, God o pe n his e ye s so th at h e ma y see N o w ma y b e I re a d th at p as sa ge of sc ri pt u r e w ron g b u t w a sn' t t he se r v a n t s e y e s op e n w h en h e sa w th e Sy ri a n a rm y s urrou n di ng th e m? Y e s it w a s, a n d th a t is w h at he ph y sic a l ly sa w bu t th e re w a s a no th e r a r my th at b y f a r o u t n u mb e re d th e S y ria n a r my t h at c o ul d no t be se en p h ys ic a l ly a nd th at w a s th e An g el i c a rm y of th e Lo rd w ai t in g to d o b at tl e o n be h al f of h is p eo p le I a m say in g to y ou tod ay wh o fe el as if t h e r e is no e nd t o yo ur dra ma or the hop ele ss f ee li ng o f de spa ir an d the fa lse i de a of t h e r e be in g no h el p re a dil y av a ila bl e fo r y ou f ir s t, yo u mu s t bel iev e, r ely an d de pe nd on w ha t G od s w ord sa ys ab out yo ur he lp he s m ad e a va il ab le to y ou Th e w ord o f th e Lord for y ou o n th is da y is: the Lo rd i s fig ht ing fo r y ou; y ou ne ed onl y to be stil l. E xo du s 1 4: 14 In you r r es is tance, c o mplai ning and m u r m uri ng of w ha t' s ha pp en in g to yo u, yo u a re po ll uti ng the w i ll of Go d fo r y ou an d in te rrupt in g th e a ssig nm en ts o f hi s An ge ls to fig ht o n yo ur be ha lf The inv isi b le ha nd s o f God a re pre se ntl y at w ork i n you r lif e. Scr ipt ur e re veals t hat "T h e An ge l o f the Lord enc a mp s roun d a bou t th em th at fea r h im, a nd de liv e rs the m" Psa lm s 3 4 :7 F i n a l l y sc ript ure en co ura ge s us fu r t h e r th at G od ha s g iv en h is Ang el s c ha rg e or c om ma nd ov e r us to k ee p us i n al l o ur w a ys, a nd i f w e a s muc h a s d ash o ur foo t a ga in st a sto ne th ey wi ll g a the r us up i n th ei r a rms Psa lm s 9 1: 11 ,1 2 As t he w ord o f th e Lord w as issu ed to J e hosh ap ha t, I n ow re pe at the m int o y ou r un de rstan di ng Y e sh al l no t n ee d to fi gh t in thi s ba ttl e: r e l a x y ou rsel f, st an d sti ll an d se e t he sal va ti on o f th e Lord 2 C h roni c le s 2 0: 17 H ea v e nl y F a th er I a sk yo u o n th is d ay t o o pe n th e sp i rit ua l ey e s o f th e re a de rs o f t hi s a rt ic l e Le t t he m se e h ow yo u a re a t w o rk in t he m id st of th e ir se e mi ng l y e nd l e ss c yc l e o f m is er y C a u se t he m t o u nd e rst a nd t ha t t he re a re m or e o n th e ir si de th a n t ho se th a t a re a ga i ns t th e m. I t ha n k y o u a n d bl e ss y ou in th e n a me of y o ur s on J e su s C h r i s t A m e n C o n t a c t m e a t k e v i n e wi n g @ c o r a l w a v e c o m o r h tt p : / / k e v i n l a e wi n g b l o g s p o t c o m KEVIN EWING He took away my mis takes and t ur n e d t hem int o oppo rt unit ies. Becaus e G od h as r emained th e c ent er of my life over t he year s pr is on by far has been t he g r eates t l ong t erm exp erien c e I've ever h ad, bu t i t d id n ot c o me wit hout its c hal l enges, s tr uggles and failur e s If t ru th be tol d p ris on is noth ing but a u niver sit y su rr ound ed by guar ds fen c es an d r azor wire. I t' s all about per sp ec t ive, ackno w l edging on es fau lts and fail ur e s an d envis ion ing o nesel f as t he per s on Go d creat ed and call ed us to b e. A.R. Ber n a r d sai d "I f you don' t h ave a vi sio n for you r f utur e, t hen you r f utu re is t h r e at ened to be a r epeat of the pas t." T he on ly visi on mos t p ris oner s have is t o o ne day walk out of t he fr ont gates o f what ever pr is on confi nes t hem, and th at' s o nly hum an. But if I onl y d o my time envis ion ing myself as one d ay being reun ited wit h f a m i l y f rien ds etc, and I leave pr is on the exact way I came in s pir itual ly mentall y and emo tion ally h ow will I ever r e m a i n f r ee. What then will pr event m e f r om m aking t he s ame cho ic es an d decisi ons t hat event ually lead t o me bein g i n c a rc e r a t e d ? F or t he p ast f ew years I' ve been given the pr ivileged t o st and befor e men su c h as mys elf t o teach the wor d of Go d and I ask t hem thi s ver y q uest ion. Bec au se of the h igh numb er of ex-pr is oner s or convicts r e t u r ning t o pr iso n the p owers to b e that are d iscover ing t he fai lur es o f th e reh abilit ative tactics f or pr is oner s and r e o f f ender s ar e as king t his ques tio n. L ike ever y o ther p rob lem we f ac e in lif e w h ether indi viduall y or cor por atel y the word of God I' ve fo und h as a def init e s o l u t i o n T he word o f God s ays in John 8: 36 that "I f ( J es us Chr is t) t he son of G od liberat es you makes you fr ee men -th e n you a r e r eally and unq uest ionab ly fr ee". I t s been y ear s ago sin c e I ac cept ed and exper ienced th is t ru th. I had t o come to p ris on t o be s et f ree, and I' m exper ienci ng t rue fr eedom ever yday t hough bod ily con fined. Bec au se of my pers onal r e l a t i o n s h i p wit h Jes us Chri st in pr iso n is wher e I 've l e a r ned to ident ify t he p rob lem ar eas in my life t hat have l ed me up t o and con t rib uted to me bei ng in pr iso n or in a p osi tion to come t o pr is on. I' ve l earned t o see my li fe and my own b eh a vi ou r an d pe r s o na l r e s p o n s i b i l i t y t h r o ugh s pir itual eyes enli g h tened b y t he w o r d of God. IN CL OSI NG: It' s said that, "it' s not what happens to you that matters, but what you do about what happens to you". I have made mistakes, confused signals, made bad choices, followed poor maps, made u-turns, but still I'm alive and well, and as long as I'm alive ther e is time to benefit even from my mistakes and deadend detours. Know today (readers) that God is the God even over our mishaps and misfor tunes. He is God over lost time, he is God over poor choices and devastating life changing decisions. I cannot say that "Doing T ime" with a committed relation with the Lord has been easy or a walk in the park, but I can say that he has made it more bearable. Bearable in a sense that no matter how dark or gloomy the day to live on no mat ter the circumstances to laugh on, no mat ter how winding the journey to always press on, and above all to know that Jesus is always with me even when I don' t feel his presence. "The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find your self." M ARK CAI NE P lease take no te th at ever ythin g I do is mot ivated b y giving God glor y f or t his is the reas on and s ole int ent o f m y bein g c r eat ed. M y commit ment t o the L ord Jesus Chri st is what has made all of t his pos si ble for with out hi m I am no thin g and canno t do an ythin g. "All P rai se and G l o r y ar e due t o His Name." T o Th e I nvi si bl e, Et er nal Al lW i s e God be Glor y M ajest y Domi nion and Power Now and F or ever mo r e A M E N FROM page 30 Doing Time


T H ER E a r e s pe ci a l d a ys i n t h e L or d s l i f e t h a t w e t a ke t im e to r e m em b er : H is b i r t h at C hr is t ma s ; Hi s d e at h o n G o o d F r i d a y ( wh e n He f i n i s h ed H i s w o r k o f s al va t i o n f or u s o n t h e c r o s s ) ; A s c en s i o n D a y ( t h e d ay of t h e L o r d s r e t u r n t o h e av en as ce nd i n g f r o m t h e e ar t h ) ; a n d h i s T r an s f i g u r at i o n ( t h e g li m p s e o f h is g l o r y wh i l e h e w as s t i l l on e ar t h i n t h e p r e s e nc e o f Pe t e r J am e s a nd Jo h n ) Wh e n we lo o k a t J e s u s l i f e a s a w h ol e we r e al i s e t h at w h il e o n ea r t h H e r e s p o n de d t o h is c al l i ng c om p l et e d h i s d u t ie s an d f u l f il l ed H i s p u r p os e i n G o d s p la n J es u s h a s b e en f a it h f u l a n d o b e di e nt ha v in g t r u s t e d Go d s way t o b e t h e b e s t T h o s e o f u s w h o h a ve r es po n d ed t o t h e c al l t o b e f u l l ti m e o r d a in e d m i n is t e r s h av e a m u lt i p l i ci t y o f d u t ie s t o p er f o r m i n o ur l i f et i m e: t o l e ad w o r s h i p; t o i n t e r c ed e i n p r ay e r ; t o m in i s t e r t o G o d s p eo p l e i n c hu r c h s ch o o l, p r i s o n h os pi t al a n d at h o m e; c ou n s e l li n g f o r b ap t i s m ma r r i a ge d u r i ng c r i s es o f v ar io u s k in d s ; t e a ch in g a n d o f f er in g s p i r i t u al d i r e c t i o n f i n a n c i al a d v i ce a n d m a k e d on a t i on s ; wr i t e s er m o n s m e d it a t i on s an d r e f e r e n ce s ; t ea ch ; s pe a k i n p ub l i c ga t h er in g s b e a s c r ed i b l e a w it n e s s a s p os s i bl e W e a r e ca l le d t o b e f ai t h f u l, j o y fu l a n d c om m i t t ed s o t h a t o t h er s w il l w an t t o h a ve a dy n am i c r e l a t i o n s h i p w it h t h e d ev o t ed L o ve r o f o u r s o ul s I f yo u a r e n o t c al l e d t o t h e o r d a i n e d m i n i s t r y y o ur cal l t o a l i fe o f de vo t i o n a n d s e r vi c e i s j us t as r e al j u s t a s a u th e n t i c, a nd j u s t a s r e w a r di n g as o u r o wn Y o u f u n ct i o n i n a va r i e ty o f e n vi r o n m e nt s a n d h av e c on t a ct wi t h a mu l t i p l i ci t y o f p e r s o n s Y o u wi t n es s w i t h y o u r o wn gi f t s a nd y o u e x pe r i en c e t h e s am e l o ve Y o u r me s s a ge is t h e s am e: W e ar e l ov e d s o mu c h i t is u n b e l i e v a b l e T h e c r o s s i s a cl ea r s i gn o f h o w f ar G od i s pr e p a r ed t o g o i n l o v in g u s T h e b e au t y o f o ur c ou n t r y i s a r e f le ct i o n o f G od s g lo r y an d lo v e. W e a r e e xp e ct e d t o r ef l e ct t h is g l o r y i n o u r s e l ve s as we l l a s gi v e p r a i s e a n d t h an k s t o G o d i n lo v in g w it h t h e l o ve o f t h e L o r d W e ar e on e l i t t le n a t i on of gr e a t p eo p le Y o u ar e a p ar t o f t hi s g r ea t n es s W e a r e s o g i f t ed : we r u n ac t pa i nt t a l k, s i n g, t ea ch an d pr ea ch al l a r o un d t h e wo r l d ga i ni n g mu ch r ec og n it i o n a nd ac cl a im W h at if we we r e t o r ea l ly do e v e r yt h i n g f or t h e gl o r y o f G o d? W h at i f we r e al l y al l o we d t h e Ho l y S pi r i t t o t ak e us a l l t o t h e n ex t le v el o f s p i r i t u al g r ea t n es s ? Je s u s s a i d t ha t wh e n H e l ef t u s we wo u l d d o gr ea t er t hi n gs t ha n H e d id He i s t a l k in g ab o u t y o u a n d m e. L o o k a t y ou r s el f ev er y mo r n i n g a nd p r a y L o r d a n o i n t m e f o r s p i r i t u a l g r ea t n es s t o d ay MEDIT A TION The T ribune PG 30 Thursday August 1 1, 201 1 RELIGION It is our turn Will a man rob God? WHEN it comes to provoking the sheepfold to financially give; religious leaders both far and wide waste no time in quoting (Malachi.3:811). Mal.3: 8. W ill a man rob God? Y et ye have r obbed me. But ye say Wher ein have we r obbed thee? In tithes and offerings. :9. Y e ar e cursed with a curse: for ye h a v e r o b b e d me e ve n th i s w h o le nation. :10. Bring ye all the tithes into the stor ehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and pr ove me now her ewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that ther e shall not be r oom enough to receive it. :11. And I will r ebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fr uits of your gr ound; neither shall your vine cast her fr uit befor e the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. Do I believe in the principle of giving / sowing financial seeds? Y es, I do! Y et, I'm ultimately convinced that there' s absolutely no need / no reason to manipulate people to financially give into the work of God. I make no apolo gy in saying that wherever the spirit of manipulation resides; the Holy Spirit doesn' t. For years the "W ill a man r ob God?" has been used as the launching pad to entice congr egations to give. The ques tion of "W ill a man rob God?" was d i r e c t ed t o th e r el ig io u s l ea d e r s because of their cor r upt / tainted offer i n gs they were gi ving to God. But, today' s leaders have put a gr eat spin / sh ift on this sc rip tur e and dir ect i t towards the people to stoke their finan cial giving. Do you know that ther e ar e many r eligious leaders who don' t tithe, and those who do give a little of fering; their offerings are viewed by God as those of the religious leaders that Malachi wrote about. W atch this! T alking to the priests / religious leaders! KJV : Mal.1: 8. And if ye of fer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye of fer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy per son? saith the LORD of hosts. :9. And now I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he r egard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts. NL T : Mal.1: 8. When you give blind animals as sacrifices, isn't that wr ong? And isn't it wrong to of fer animals that are crippled and diseased? T r y giving P AST OR MA TTHEW ALLEN REV ANGELA C BOSFIELD P ALA CIOUS SEE page 32


By JESSE W ASHINGT ON AP National W riter W HE N the ene my" is dif f e r e nt, an o u t s i d e r it's easie r to d r a w qu ic k con clu s i ons, to de vel op ste r e otyp es. It's s i mply huma n na ture: There is "u s a nd th ere is "t hem ." Bu t what ha ppen s when t he ene my looks like us from the sam e tra dition an d be lief system ? Tha t is the con undrum in the c ase o f N o r w ay a nd Anders Be hring B r e vik who is be ing c alle d a Christia n e xtrem ist" or "C hristian terr o r i s t As we s te rners wrestle w ith suc h c ha rac terisati ons o f the Oslo mass m urder suspec t, t he q uestion arises: Ne arly a d ec ade afte r 9 /11 cre ated a w idespre ad suspic ion of Musli ms ba sed on th e ac tions o f a fana tic al fe w is this w hat i t's like to w alk a m ile in th e sho es of s te r e o t y p e ? A b s o l u t e l y ," s a id Mark K elly T y l e r p as t o r of M ot h er Be th el A fr i ca n M e th o di s t E pi s co pa l Ch ur c h i n Phila delp hia. "It c le arly pu ts us in a po s i t i on whe r e we c an' t s im pl y s a y th at e x t r e me and v iole nt be hav ior associ ated wit h a relig ious beli ef i s someh ow r e s t r i c t ed to Muslim ex tr e m i s t s "It s p ea ks to cul tural assumpti ons, how w e are able to understand s om ething w he n i t (c omes from) u s T y ler s a id. W hen on e of us doe s s o methi ng te r r i b l e w e kn ow tha t's not how we a ll think ye t w e ca n't s e e that w ith othe r peo ple. P s ych o lo gi s ts s a y s t er e ot y pes com e f r o m a d eep ly h uman impu lse to c a tego riz e o ther peo ple, u s u ally into grou ps o f us" and "the m." Our brains a r e wire d that w ay said C h e r yl Dic kter a psyc holog y professor a t the C olle ge of W il liam & Ma r y who stud ies ste r e otyp es a nd pr e j u d i c e W hen D ick ter ex amin ed brai n wa ves, s h e found tha t pe ople proc ess i nfor m a tion an d p ictu r e s a bout the ir us" gr o u p d i f f e r ently c ompar ed with infor m a t i o n about "them" groups P e o ple r e m e m b e r ed inf ormatio n be tter w he n i t r e i n f o r ce d t heir s t ereoty pes of o ther gr o u p s s h e said and whe n informa tion d idn't fi t their ste r e otyp e, it w as ofte n ex plai ned or s i mply for g o t t e n T h at's how ste r e otyp es get ma inta ined in the fa ce o f a ll this ( c ontra dic tory) informa tion, D ick ter sai d. So d uring the first r e p o r ts th at s o meon e had d eto nat ed a c a r bo mb and t hen ope ned fire at a youth ca mp in N or w a y ma ny assumptio ns c lic ked into plac e. I n al l l ik el i ho od t h e at t ac k wa s la unc hed by part o f the jiha dist hy dra, Thoma s J osce lyn, a senio r fello w at th e Foun datio n fo r De fense of Dem ocra cie s, w r o te wit h in h ou r s on th e W e e k l y S t a n d a r d we bsite. The massacr e was actually committed, police say by a blond Nor wegian whose photo would not seem out of place in an American college director y As Breivik's 1,500page manif est o emer ged, calling f o r v i ol e n ce t o r i d Eu r o p e of no n Christians and those he deemed traitors to Christian Europe, some seized on the r eligious aspect of his delusions. M a r k Ju er g e n s m e y e r ed it or o f t he b o ok G lo b a l Re li g i on s : A n Introduction" and a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, wrote an essay likening Br eivik to T imothy McV eigh, the American who killed 168 people in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. It was the deadliest ter r or ist attack on U.S. soil until 9/11. M c V ei gh an d B r ei v ik we r e bo t h "good-l ooking young Ca u c as ians, s elfenlisted soldiers in an imagined cosmic war to save Christendom ... and both w e r e C h r i s t i an t er r o r i s t s Juergensmeyer wrote. I n a c ol u m n f o r S al o n .c o m, A l ex Pareene said Br eivik is not an Americanstyle evangelical, but he listed other con nections to Christianity "All of this says 'Christian ter r orist,'" Pareene wrote. S uch c l a i ms dr ew s tr ong r e s i s t a n c e "Breivik is not a Christian. That's impos sible. No one believing in Jesus commits mass murder ," Bill O'Reilly said on his Fox News show T h at m ake s s en s e to Jo yce D ub en s k y C EO o f t h e T a n e n b a u m C e n t e r f o r I n t e r r el ig io us U nd er s t a nd in g. Sh e s a id i t al s o ma ke s s en s e th at "m il li on s o f M u sl i ms s ay Os a ma bi n L ad en i s n ot a M u sl i m, t h at n o on e wh o be li ev es i n t he p r o p h e t M u h a m m a d c o m m i t s m a s s m u rd e r The T ribune Thursday August 1 1, 201 1 PG 31 RELIGION Under the distinguished patronage of Rev Fr Mervin & Cora Johnson the ACM branch of the Most Holy T rinity Parish Church will hold a Night Of Fun and Comedy featur ing the V enerable Arch Deacon James Palacious on Friday August 26th at the Holy T rinity Activity Centre beginning at 8:00 pm. Donation $10. Refreshments will be on sale. It s a family af fair a great night for then entire family A CM TO H OS T NI G HT OF F UN A ND C OM ED Y Ch ri s ti an t err or i st '? N or w ay c ase s tr i kes d eb ate IN THIS undated file image obtained from the T witter page of Anders Behring Breivik, 32, who was arrested in connection with the twin attacks on a youth camp and a government building in Oslo, Nor way There's a long thread of delusion winding throughout the 1,518-page mani festo Breivik e-mailed to hundreds of people hours before he set out on his murderous ram page in Nor way's capital and a nearby vacation island just over a week ago. (AP)


The T ribune PG 32 Thursday August 1 1, 201 1 RELIGION gifts like that to your governor and see how pleased he is!" says the LORD Almighty :9. "Go ahead, beg God to be merci ful to you! But when you bring that kind of offering, why should he show you any favour at all?" asks the LORD Almighty As a nation, it' s hypocrisy to the highest or der to expect or to somewhat look for reverential fear of the Lor d among the people; when such fear isn' t found among the chur ch leaders. W atch this There are many r eligious le a d er s ( b is h o p s d o c t o r s p a s t o r s apostles, etc;) who have put aside the wife of their youth (divor ce), and those who haven' t; that are dealing treacher ously with the wives. NL T : Mal.2: 16. "For I hate divorce!" says the LORD, the God of Israel. "It is as cruel as putting on a victim's bloodstained coat," says the LORD Almighty "So guard yourself; always remain loyal to your wife." KJV : Mal.2: 16. For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth put ting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spir it, that ye deal not treacher ously Y ahweh takes the leadership of his p e o p le p e r s o n al a n d v e r y s er i o u s When it came to dealing with / speak ing to the religious leaders Y ahshua Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ) didn' t mince his words or cut corners. T oday' s r eligious leaders through the twisting / misappropriating of the word of God have set themselves up as untouchable gods. Whenever their integrity moral and ethical behaviour is called into q u e s ti o n ; t h ey a n d t h ei r s el ec t ed cronies would quickly take this passage of sc ripture o ut of c ontext i n th e ir def ense (P s. 105: 15. T o uc h n ot mine anointed, and do my prophets no har m. U p r ig h t le ad e r s h ip w i ll c a u s e a nation to walk upright before God; whereas wicked, twisted and cor r upt leadership will cause a nation to be cursed. (Mal.3: 9. Y e ar e cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.) Religious Leaders, will you rob God? For questions and comments contact us via E-mail: pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or Ph.242-441-2021 or 3. Pastors: Matthew & Brendalee Allen Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int'l FROM page 30 WIL L A MAN R OB GOD? SAL T LAKE CITY Associated Press A POL YGAMOUS sect leader whose followers believe he is a pr ophet who speaks directly with God is likely to con tinue to lead his chur ch from behind bars after being sentenced to life in prison on child sex assault char ges. F o ll o we r s o f J ef f s U t a hb a s e d Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ar e likely not to be swayed fr om their belief in him, despite evidence that he had sex with girls fr om the isolated sect as young as 12, former church members and experts say Jef fs, 55, was sentenced by a T exas jur y T u es d ay an d wi ll no t b e eli gi bl e f or par ole until he is at least 100 years old. "The vast majority are just not going to leave," Atlanta-based polygamy histori an and writer Ken Driggs said. "They've got family ties and mar riage ties and a culture deeply r ooted in their faith." Ther e was no mass exodus in 2007 after Jeffs' was convicted on Utah sex assault charges. As he spent almost five years in various jails, Jef fs continued to spiritual ly direct the faith, counsel followers and lead Sunday ser vices by phone. Jef f's legal grip on the chur ch remains strong. Last week, the Utah Department of Commerce reaffir med Jeffs as the head of the corporations that make up the FLDS after a church bishop unsuccessful ly sought to seize contr ol. C o m m e r c e of ficials s aid W i lliam E. Jessop ultimately failed to prove he was or dained by the pr evious prophet to con trol the church. Elissa W all, a former FLDS member and the victim in Utah's 2007 case, called Jeffs' T exas conviction and life sentence a "tr ue miracle." Even so, she believes that followers have been so indoctrinated in the faith t h at mo s t wi ll li k ely r ema in fa it h f ul believing that Jef fs is God's spokesman on Earth and their path to salvation. "The vast majority will stay ," W all said, b u t a dd e d t h at th e s e n te n cin g c ou l d spark change. "Now we can really begin to focus on liberating these people and freeing their m ind s f r om t he men ta l sh ackl es t hat W ar r en Jeffs has put on them," W all told The Associated Press. Jef fs rose to power in 2002 following the death of his father Rulon Jef fs, who had led the church for nearly 20 years. The faith's basic principles ar e rooted in p o l y g a m y a legacy o f ear ly M or m o n church teachings that held plural mar riage brought exaltation in heaven. The C h u r ch of Jes us Chr is t of L at ter d a y Saints abandoned the practice in 1890 as a condition of Utah's statehood, howev er and excommunicates members who engage in the practice. A n e s t i m at e d 4 0, 00 0 s e l f -d e s cr ib e d Mor mon fundamentalists split from the chur ch and have continued to practice plural marriage across the W est. P O L Y GAMIS T L E A D ER L I K E L Y T O KEEP GRIP O N US CHUR CH IN THIS Aug. 5, 2011 file photo, W arren Jeffs, right, is escorted out of the T om Green County Courthouse by a law enfor cement officer left, in San Angelo, T exas. Jeffs' T exas sexual assault conviction is considered a victor y for prosecutors and former church members who revile him. But it may not mean much for the future of his chur ch and the blindly faithful who follow him. Members of the Fundamentalist Chur ch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints still revere him as a prophet, God's voice on earth, even though he was convicted for having sex with sect girls as young as 12. (AP)


By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net H istory was made for the country's junior national tennis programmes as one of its most high profile players achieved a first time feat for any Bahamian player. Kevin Major Jr won the boys 16 title at the JITIC Tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Major had his most lopsided win in the tournament final with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Emilio Gonzalez of Guatemala for the title. He noted his progression from struggling as a beginner in the JITIC tournament to achieving the ultimate goal of winning the tournament title. "It was a good experience for me. Many times I have played in this tournament and at first it was hard for me to win a match, and now I have won it so it was a big accomplishment," he said. "Playing the same people in this region, it wasn't as easy because everyones game has elevated. I used to be able to outright win but now I had to strategise more and do other things to get the win." The hard surface tournament featured 32 players throughout the COTECC region. BLTA president Stephen Turnquest applauded Major for the history-making feat. For the first time in our history, we had a player reach the final and win. We had players to reach the finals before but they came up a little bit short. You made all of us feel proud for you, and for our country, the tennis community and all our junior players as well," he said. Major's path to the title included four dominant twoset wins and one lengthy three-set marathon in the quarterfinals. He began with a 6-2, 7-5 win over DanielG uitierrez of Costa Rica in round one. He advanced to the quarterfinal after an impressive 6-0, 6-2 win over Timothy Block of the Netherlands Antillies in the second round. His toughest test came in the quarterfinals when he recovered from a slow start to win 6-7(5 Santiago Pinto of Mexico a nd a 6-1, 7-5 victory over J uan Bisono of the Dominic an Republic earned Major a berth in the final. A pair of other Bahamians also competed in the main singles draw and advanced to the second round. Christian Cargill lost to Jorge Ortiz of Puerto Rico in round two 6-2, 6-1 while Treaj Ferguson fell to Ronald Hagen of Guatemala 6-0, 6-2. Team head coach Bradley Bain underscored the importance of Major's win in the development of the junior national programme. "To finally win the JITIC championship for the boys is really significant for us because we have always had success with the girls. We have had some good boys players in the past, not to diminish their accomplish ments, but we just never quite made it over the hill," he said. "If you have been following tennis, you knew from the time that this group started playing 10-year-olds that they were going to be something special as they got older. Clearly, it culminated with Kevin winning this under-16 boys champi onship." T HETRIBUNE SECTIONETHURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 INSIDE TRAK T T U U R R N N T T O O 3 3 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 4 4 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . . . YOU WILL SEE A NEW MAJOR PAIN GOLF HAS PLENTY OF PARITY, BUT LACKING STAR POWER GRADING 1ST PRESEASON GAME WILL BE TOUGH, SAYS SP ARANO BRAZIL LOSES TO GERMANY FOR FIRST TIME IN 18 YEARS ROGERS CUP: NO.1 WOZNIACKI FALLS IN OPENER T T U U R R N N T T O O 7 7 E E . T T U U R R N N T T O O 8 8 E E . . . By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net JUST over three weeks of preparation remains before the Bahamas again hosts international competi tion on the soccer pitch, according the official fixtures for the second round group stage in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying. The Bahamas is scheduled to travel to face Panama on September 2 and will host their first game of round two just days later when they host Dominica on September 6 at the Roscow Davies soccer field. Following a month-long layoff, action resumes when the Bahamas hosts Panama in the second game of the home-away series on October 7, and close out the series against Dominica on the road on October 11. Round two concludes with the final series against Nicaragua at home on November 11 and in Nicaragua on November 15. At the official FIFA World Cup Draw in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last month, the Bahamas was drawn in Group B of the second round along with Panama, Dominica and Nicaragua. Team Bahamas advanced beyond the first group stage of the CON CACAF bracket after they won 100 by aggregate scores over the Turks and Caicos in the preliminary round. Panama is the top contender in the group with an overall FIFA ranking of 65 and a CONCACAF zone ranking of six. Dominica is ranked 133rd over all and 19th in CONCACAF, the Bahamas is ranked 152nd overall and with a zonal ranking of 24 while Nicaragua is ranked 177th with a zonal ranking of 19. The ranking of 152 is the highest rank for the Bahamas, which has posted an average position of 180 since the creation of the FIFA World Rankings table. The Bahamas and Dominica last met in the preliminaries for the 2006 World Cup, where Dominica was able to secure one of its two qualification victories in its history. National team head coach Kevin Davies said, as expected, the level of competition continues to rise with each round of advancement. "I had no initial reaction either way in terms of being shocked, or happy or what have you. We just know that now the quality of the teams are much better than the last round and Turks and Caicos," he said. "It's not going to be easy obviously. As you move on in the rounds, obviously the teams become a lot better. It will take a lot of work to continue what we have started," he said. "We still are going to go ahead with our plans moving forward. We won't prepare for one team one way and another team in World Cup qualifying: Bahamas to face Panama next month S S O O C C C C E E R R S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 E E Boys 16 JITIC tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Kevin Major Jr makes history with title win AN HISTORIC TITLE: Kevin Major Jr (file photo won the boys 16 title in the JITIC Tournament that was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net F or the third consecutive year, The Bahamas Basketball Federation is hosting a series of games featuring several NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Programmes. The 2011 Summer of Thunder began last night, led by coach Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville Cardinals which participated in a "Red vs White" intrasquad scrimmage. Other teams participating over the course of the next two months include Creighton University, Gardner-Webb University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Seattle Pacific University. "This has been a choice for foreign teams, specifically US and NCAA division I men's teams to come to the Bahamas," said federation secretary general Sean Bastian. "Over the last three years, news has spread throughout the US about the fierce com petition here, so a lot of divi-s ion one schools are contacti ng the Bahamas Basketball F ederation to come here to get in exhibition games. Throughout the month of August, 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." A Bahamian team will take to the floor for the first time tonight when the Cardinalsa re scheduled to face the defending New Providence Basketball Association champions, the Commonwealth Bank Giants. NPBA president Keith Smith said it's a good oppor tunity 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 men's national team and they have taken some time off," Smith said. "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." In last year's event, the federation used the "Summer of Thunder" as an evaluation for the selection process for future national teams and many of those players participated in the recent CBC Championships. BBF president Lawrence Hepburn said the series of exhibitions are always organ ised and noted his pleasure at the level of performance in recent years. "Overall I'm pleased with the performances of the teams we fielded over the course of the last few weeks. As this grows, what we want to do is to be able to provide a good level of competition for these college teams that come down to play in these exhibition games," he said. "For many of them they look at it as downtime to relax, have fun in an exotic environment, play in the casi nos, have a good time, but we also want them to have good games to play, to test them selves in the offseason." Hepburn stated that it also gives Bahamian teams an opportunity to test their mettle against some of the best collegiate teams in the US. It also gives us an opport unity to test our talent so we ask teams in the league to prepare themselves for events like this every summer so we can have a positive showing against such a high level of competition," he said. "It gave us a good look at some of the guys, how they respond to international competition, how they handle the pressure of playing for the country with national recognition. It gives us good insight to know whether we have the players ready and willing to put in the effort it takes to compete in the region and worldwide." The Bahamas All-Star team scored a 93-90 win over the Portland State Vikings to close out the competition in 2010. Over the course of the month-long event, the BBF hosted a total of nine teams, including High Point, North Carolina, the NIT All-Stars, North Carolina, Georgia State, Memphis, Nebraska, Ohio, and Portland State. T he federation hosted a w ide range of universities ranging from mid-majors to perennial powerhouse institutions like the North Carolina Tar Heels, which gave the Bahamas and the world an early look at the forecasted lottery pick of the NBA Draft, Harrison Barnes. Heres a look at the schedule of games being played: T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 1 1 Louisville vs. Common wealth Giants Game #1 @ 7:30pm F F r r i i d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 2 2 Louisville vs Real Deal Shockers Game #2 @ 7:30pm Friday, Aug. 12 Creighton vs. Bahamas All Stars Game #1 @ 9pm S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 3 3 Creighton vs Common wealth Giants Game #2 @ 4pm S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 3 3 Louisville Red vs. White Scrimmage Game #3 @ 6pm S S u u n n d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 4 4 G ardner-Webb Universit y vs. Bahamas All Stars Game #1 @ 6pm M M o o n n d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 5 5 Creighton vs. Cybots Game #3 @ 7pm M M o o n n d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 5 5 Gardner-Webb University vs. Commonwealth Giants Game #2 @ 9pm T T u u e e s s d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 6 6 Creighton vs. Real Deal Shockers Game #4 @ 7pm T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 8 8 Creighton vs. Common wealth Giants Game #4 @ 7pm T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 8 8 University North Carolina Wilmington vs. Cybots Game # 1 @ 9pm F F r r i i d d a a y y , A A u u g g . 1 1 9 9 University North Carolina Wilmington vs. Bahamas All Stars Game #2 @ 7pm M M o o n n d d a a y y , S S e e p p t t . 1 1 2 2 Seattle Pacific University vs. Commonwealth Giants Game #1 @ 7pm T T u u e e s s d d a a y y , S S e e p p t t . 1 1 3 3 Seattle Pacific University vs. Real Deal Shockers Game #2 @ 7pm W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , S S e e p p t t . 1 1 4 4 S eattle Pacific University vs. Cybots Game #3 @ 7pm SPORTS PAGE 2E, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS THE New Providence Softball Association (NPSA lar season action Monday night with a double header at the Bankers Field, Baillou Hills Sporting complex. B B u u c c c c a a n n e e e e r r s s 1 1 3 3 , B B o o m m m m e e r r G G e e o o r r g g e e 7 7 In the mens feature contest, the Johns Buccaneers blasted the Dorsey Park Boys Bommer George 13-7 as Culbert Buster Evans and Cardin al Gilbert combined for s ix hits with three walks a nd five strike outs with the win and the save respectively. David Nathan suffered the loss after he gave up 13 hits with seven walks and three strike outs. Deval Storr came in and pitched in the final inning, but it didnt make any difference. Michael Thompson led Johns offensive attack with a 5-for-5 night with four RBI and two runs scored; Lamar Watkins was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored and Gilbert helped out with a 2-for-4 night with a RBI and a run scored. Darren Bowleg was 2for-3 with four RBI and a run scored, while Mario Ford was 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored in a losing effort. B B r r a a c c k k e e t t t t e e s s 1 1 3 3 , P P h h e e o o n n i i s s 3 3 In the womens opener, the Sigma Brackettes doub led up the Sea Star Pheon is 13-6 as Vanricka Rose, Shauette Taylor and Ernestine Stubbs com bined for six hits with as many walks and strike outs. Taylor got the win in r elief of starter Rose and S tubbs was credited with the save. Charlene Cambridge suffered the loss, giving up five hits, walking four and striking out three in the first three innings. Melinda Bastian came in to close the door, but it was a bit too late. Ruthann Simms went 2for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored; Krystal Delancy was 1-for-2 with three runs scored and Rose helped out with a 1for-2 night with two runs scored in the win. Latyasa Armbrister led the losers with a 1-for-3 night with a RBI and run scored and Illssa Cash was 1-for-2 with a run scored. N N O O T T E E : : NPSA action is slated to continued 7pm tonight at the stadium. A double header is also set for Saturday. NPSA results G G A A M M E E S S C C H H E E D D U U L L E E A look at the Ed Armbrister Baseball League regular season action game schedule: F F r r i i d d a a y y , A A u u g g u u s s t t 1 1 2 2 Buttons will take on the Flyers at 5:30pm in senior league action S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y , A A u u g g u u s s t t 1 1 3 3 10am T-Ball players (under age 9 scrimmage game 11am Hawks (blue team) will play the Eagles (green team little league 12:30pm Tigers (orange team Bears (maroon team age 12-14 junior league action Sunday, August 14 Buttons and Reds will play a senior league game at 5pm, following the completion of an unfinished game. Ed Ar mbrister Baseball League Basketball fans will get a chance to see some of the best NCAA Division 1 teams COLLEGE SCRIMMAGES: The Summer of Thunder began last night, led by coach Rick Pitino (front MIAMI (AP has extended his hitting streak to 31 games with a single in the first inning against the Florida Marlins. Uggla's streak, which began on July 5, is the longest in the majors this season and is tied for the longest in Atlanta Braves history. Rico Carty hit in 31 straight in 1970. Tommy Holmes holds the franchise record with 37 straight with the Boston Braves in 1945. Facing Anibal Sanchez, Uggla hit a line drive to center field to drive in two runs. Uggla entered Wednesday night's game batting .345 (41 of 119) with 12 homers and 27 RBIs during the streak. Braves Uggla extends hitting streak to 31 INSIGHT For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays HITTING STREAKS: Atlanta Braves batter Dan Uggla heads to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins. Uggla extended his hitting streak to 29 games. (AP


SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, PAGE 3E 397-1700Get a FREE PARTwith purchases $200.00 or more on select items. While supplies last. SUMMER SALEJuly 1 Aug 31, 2011Tercel Swi Corolla Accent Avalon Windom Elantra Sidekick S h o c k s S h o c k s Up to 50% OFFon select itemsEast Shirley Street (opposite Church St.)EXECUTIVE MOTORS & QUALITY AUTO SALES By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net A fter postponing the show last week because of inclement weather, C&M Promotions is hoping that the conditions will be more favourable for their professional boxing show Saturday. Dubbed The Comeback, the event at Nassau Stadium will highlight Meacher Pain Major in the eight-round main event against Alex Perez, while Ryan Big Youth McKenzie is slated to take on Alexis Lubo in a six-round co-main event. Gates open at 6pm. The undercard is expected to feature Dencil Death Miller against John The Beast Wesley in one of the three four round bouts that will be held after a series of amateur exhibition matches with boxers from Ray Minus Jrs Champion boxing club. Major, 29, said hes eager to return to action, considering that this will be his first appearance in the ring for the year. He last fought on August 28, 2010, when he stopped American Jamar Saunders in the third round in Virginia Beach. First of all, I want to thank God that Im still in great health and in great condition, Major said. Even though the fight was postponed, I was a little disappointed, but everything happens for a reason. Im still all excited and prepared because Im in good condition and Im ready to fight on Saturday night. His opponent, Alex Perez, is a native of Cuba now residing in Miami, Florida. The 39year-old veteran comes in with a 23-41-4 win-loss-draw record, compared to Majors 18-4-1 record. He has a lot of fights, having fought three times for a world title, so Im just going to go out there and fight my best because Im now fighting as a featherweight. So Im just going to go out there and give it my all and put on a great show for the crowd because I know they havent seen me fight in a long time. This fight is dubbed the Comeback, but you will see a new Major Pain come Saturday night. Although the fight is scheduled for eight rounds, Major said he intends to knock out Perez and avenge the womens national teams embarrassing 85-54 loss to Cuba at the Central Basketball Championships at the Kendal Isaacs Gym last Saturday night. Its going to be double trouble for Alex, Major said. Although they are only appearing on the undercard, there is still a lot of excitement brewing between Dencil Miller and John Wesley. For Miller, this is a chance for him to finally fight Wesley, whom he was originally set to face in an exhibition match that didnt materialize after he took sick just before the bout. Nothing change. Im going to go in there to execute, said Miller about his expectation for the fight. I was glad that they postponed the fight last week. This week (of workout) put me in a position where I want to be, so the Beast is going to be in a lot of trouble on Saturday night. Its been a while since Ive been in the ring, but I was still active. So I know I can pull this one off. Miller said he intends to win this fight for his fans, who are always there encouraging him to continue whether he wins or loses. The Comeback ou will see a new Major Pain come Saturday night Event postponed last week due to inclement weather MEACHER Pain Major is slated to square off in an eight-round main event against Alex Perez. another way at this point. We don't really know anything about the teams themselves other than their rankings, so we don't have any gameplan for any of the teams. We just have to continue to improve on what we do. We need to improve defensively. Work ing on our position and team shape, and obviously our finishing. The last few games, we threw away a lot of easy chances and so forth." Panama enters qualifying on the back of a run at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where they defeated regional heavyweights USA at the group phase en route to the semi-finals and will be looking to rebound from an early exit in qualifying for 2010 FIFA World Cup. Panama national team head coach Julio Dely Valdes said although his team is favoured to advance, it remains to be seen how they perform on the pitch against relatively unknown competition. Panama has to prove that we are good and can move seamlessly (into the second round), but we have to be able to prove it on the field. I think any opponent we play we try to be protagonists and these are the ones who have been matched with us and we have to be first, we can't be anything else. Panama should demonstrate that it is growing and that we are good, he said in an official statement issued on FIFA.com. I think all the opponents must be respected. In my opinion, in previous qualifying, Panama was far superior to El Salvador and went out. Nothing is known about Dominica and Bahamas and we must begin to mobilize to get videos of these two teams, while in Nicaragua I can say we know because it is a much closer rivalry in which we have played several times. None of the contenders in Group C have ever qualified for the World Cup. World Cup qualifying: Bahamas to face Panama next month F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 E E THIRD TEST: England's Alastair Cook (second left celebrates with teammates after catching out India's Ishant Sharma. ANDREW Strauss of England raises his bat after scoring 50 runs against India on the first day of the third test match at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, England, Wednesday. (AP Photos England celebrates on 1st day of third test match against India

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