N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Murders rock Family Islands Volume: 107 No.216MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY, T-STORM HIGH 92F LOW 81F Police probe killings of two young women TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM A LATE night altercation between two men led to a fatal shoot ing. Leonardo Fowler, 27, was walking along a track road between West Street and his home in Hospital Lane sometime around 11.30pm on Saturday when the incident occurred, say police. Last night the victims father, Anthony Fowler, said he was playing dominos when a community member told him of the murder. Mr Fowler, who has three sons, said Leonardo had three holes INSIGHT G G E E O O R R G G E E L L A A M M M M I I N N G G O O N N I I N N D D E E P P E E N N D D E E N N C C E E TRACKANDFIELD A A N N T T H H O O N N I I Q Q U U E E E E Y Y E E S S J J U U N N I I O O R R R R E E C C O O R R D D SEEINSIGHTONPAGE12B SEESPORTSSECTIONE THE stabbing deaths of two young women thisw eekend have rocked two F amily Island settlements. A 27-year-old woman in San Salvador was murdered almost 48 hours after a teenage girl from Exuma was stabbed to death, bringing the countrys murder count for the year to 90. Residents of Moss Town, Exuma, say the roadside is still stained with the blood of 17-year-old Courtney McKenzie. It is a painful reminder of the tragic event which took the communityb y surprise on Friday. This is the first time this has ever happened. It is shocking to me. It is very kind of scary. Things like that do not happen in Moss Town. I been here from 1971 and I am 62. It is very funny to me. Very scary, said family friend Pearl Musgrove. SEE page 11 MAN SHOT DEAD AFTER ALTERCATION SEE page 11 CRASHSCENE: A man had to be cut out of his car and taken to hospital along with two others after a car crash yesterday. The two vehicles collided at around 5am on Carmichael Road. FELIPE MAJOR/TRIBUNE STAFF THREE INJURED IN CARCRASH By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org B UDGET cuts at the Department of Environmental H ealth Services stalled prevent ative measures leading up to t he dengue fever outbreak, according to the PLP. Funding for Vector Control w as reduced by nearly 40 per cent last year, according to shadow Health Minister Dr Bernard Nottage, who claimed there was a disconnect between the governments public statements and its actions. Dr Nottage said: The budget SEE page 11 PLP CLAIMS BUDGET CUTS STALLED DENGUE FEVER PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TWO men on bail for murder are believed to be respon sible for breaking into a house in eastern New Providence. Police arrested a 26-yearold Florida Court man after he and another murderaccused man were found in possession of stolen items just before noon yesterday. Up to press time, the second man who is on bail for murder and housbreaking was still at large. Mobile Division officers apprehended the Florida Court man who is on bail for murder and firearm pos session after responding to a house break-in complaint at Yamacraw Beach Estates. Investigations continue. MEN ON B AIL F OR MURDER BELIEVED TO HAVE BROKEN INTO HOUSE By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com THE government is mov ing to bring the current power supply problems afflicting the capital to an end, while also taking steps to break the perpetual cycle of summer blackouts. Phenton Neymour, Minister of State for the Environment, told The Tribune power cuts during the highdemand season should be a thing of the past a year from now, as by then the GOV T AIMS T O SPEND $30 MILLION ON OVERHAUL FOR BEC GENERATORS HOPES F OR AN ENDTOPOWERSUPPLYPROBLEMS ONE MAN HELD, AN O THER S TILL A T LARGE SEE page 10
LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE WITH a police escort to accompany the mourners, murdered gang leader Dion Emperor Knowles was laid to rest on Saturday at the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery. Despite security concerns, the funeral took place with only minor disturbances. Persons attending the service, said only a handful people were actually in church, including Knowles family and close friends. Earlier this week, police said they moved Knowles' funeral out of Fox Hill and on to Joe Farrington Road for security reasons. His service was originally scheduled to be held at St Paul's, but police advised the family to move the service as the funeral of D eslin Nicholls was also taking place at the same time in Fox Hill. Police suspect Knowles' murder was linked to the killing of Deslin Nicholls. Nicholls, also known as "Desland" or "Limbo", was shot dead outside his family's home at Florida Court. Knowles was shot after he was knocked off his motorcycle on the Milo Butler Highway and Faith Avenue roundabout. EMPEROR LAIDTOREST DION EMPEROR KNOWLES
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011, PAGE 3 By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A FUEL shortage on Acklins Island is placing a major strain on residents, it has been claimed. Nais Service Station, the only gas station on the island, has been out of gas since last week Friday. The KCT Mail Boat is expected to take fuel to the island on Wednesday or Thursday, but residents have no guarantees on when they will get relief. Ton Hanna, owner of the mail boat and the service station, could not be reached for comment. Local fishermen have been unable to get gas to power their boats and residents have had to park their cars. Some have spent hundreds of dollars to bring gas from Crooked Island, but most others have to wait out the dry spell. It is having a negative impact. It is unfortunate that Acklins only has one station after all of these years, said Stephen Wilson, the island administrator. Residents in the most populated and most southern settlement of Acklins, Salina Point, sometimes have to spend $200 to $300 to charter a boat to Crooked Island if they want to purchase gas there. Some residents take the free government ferry from Lovely Bay, but in the case of Salina Point residents, they have to first travel 84 miles to Lovely Bay. In all cases, it costs to get to Crooked Island said Mr Wilson. Those residents who take the ferry also have to arrange transportation on Crooked Island, and the nearest of three gas stations on the island is about 40 miles from the ferry dock. It prevents people from going to work. This is one of the challenges we face, said Mr Wilson. The one gas station on Acklins serves about 600 residents, while the three stations on Crooked Island service about 300 residents. Mr Wilson said he has encouraged local residents to pool their resources to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities. He said there is space for at least one or two other stations on the island. On average, the island has a fuel shortage about four times a year, according to local businessman and council member, Rupert Cox. The bigger problem he said is the monopoly on gas. Whenever you have a monopoly on something everything stands still. You have to wait on them. You dont have no choice. Someone tried before for a while, but it was too complicated. Mr Wilson said a service station at the south ern end of the island, where the Shell barge usually passes, would be very useful. However, he said there is no road that far south; one would have to be cut from Salina Point to the tip. He said the same is true for the northern tip. Another challenge the island has concerns propane gas. There are no operators on the island. Local residents usually send their tanks to Nassau on the mail boat to have them filled. There is a market for it. We just need per sons to pool their resources, said Mr Wilson. SENATOR Dr Jacinta Higgs reached a milestone as an educator of 25 years when she opened her own school last week, right in the village where she grew up. On August 10, Akhepran International Academy welcomed scores of prospective parents to its first meeting at the Kem En Het Heritage Centre, located in Fox Hill. The Academy, which has the Ministry of Educations stamp of approval, aims to teach much more than the standard curriculum to its students, according to Dr Higgs. Children will be taught five languages; be exposed to numerous life-skills lessons; be enriched by the knowledge of their history;understand and appreciate the value of Mother Earth; and be associated with schools throughout the world, communicating via inter net and live streaming sessions. The school aims to implement the best of the home school and traditional methodologies, using an integrative and intergraded approach. Dr Higgs said Akheprans mission is to train, teach, and transform Bahamian children to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and conscientious citizens who reside in spiritual and moral recti tude once they go to the global stage, which will make us proud. Speaking shortly after a threehour session with parents, Dr Higgs said: I am very honoured, grate ful, humbled, and very much open to Gods direction because we are not only taking in students, we are taking in divine beings; so with that in mind, there is a very serious sense of consciousness, so I am humbled. The Kem En Het Heritage Cen tre is the product of more than a decade of hard work and out-ofpocket building by Dr Higgs and her husband, contractor Dwight Higgs. Although the building is structured like a modern building with all of the latest amenities, its embellishments display the essence of its purpose. The building is adorned in a way to recall the kingdoms of Nubia in Africa. All around the building there are African symbols that represent hope, unity, determination, and the success that Dr Higgs envisions for the centre and for the chil dren that will call it home. Even the interior designs behold the beauty of ancient art and culture. Learning It reflects the Academys desire to take the children back to fundamental, creational ways of learni ng, integrating Maat principles into all aspects of a traditional curriculum. Maat refers to the Ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, law, morality, and justice, school representatives said. Touching on the importance of this unique learning institution, Dr Higgs said: Your essence is w rapped up in your skin colour, hair texture and length, your shape, your size, your parents, your com munity, your nation. As Afro-cen tric, African descendants we have done an unsatisfactory job of passing on our heritage and our culture through intergenerational transmission. There are so many gaps. M any educators agree that this lack of knowledge, appreciation and understanding for our past has affected our childrens ability to succeed at their full potential, and calls have been made for more integration of African history and culture in the schools. Although there were many Afrocentric faces in the crowd which gathered to hear the directors of the Academy speak about the way forward for its first-ever school year, there were also people of European, Hispanic and Indian background present. Dr Higgs pointed out that the name of the school is Akhepran International Academy because it is our mandate to accept, embrace, love, train, and transform people of every ethnic and racial background. I am a science teacher by firsttraining. The professors who taught me were white and they told me that the oldest human remains were about 1.3 million years old (they called her Lucy) and she was found in Nubia in Africa. They would say that mankinds origin was found along the equator of the major continents; so that is where the blackskinned man has his or her origin. But this is the genesis of all peo ple. Akhepran has people of African, Indian, Hispanic, European and Asian background, she said, stressing that respect for all cultures will come through education and exposure to people from all around the world. A part of the academys curriculum plans include interacting with other students in different countries via live streaming over the internet. Other methods include having practical, reallife experiences with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds so that students passing out of the institution will be more aptly prepared for the real world. Pinnacle Dr Higgs said she considers hers elf to be beautifully, wonderfully, and sacredly prepared for this pinnacle in her life journey and she is ready to embrace the next level that God wants her to achieve. She began her teaching career at the age of 15 as a Sunday school teacher. After receiving a Doctorate in E ducation, she returned to con tribute to the Bahamian education field until she became a lecturer at the College of the Bahamas, where she trains the future teachers of the country. Akhepran International Academy is currently registering children for grades K3 12 for the Fall s emester. A 32-YEAR-OLD man d ied after he fell off the back of a truck. The incident occurred around 9pm Saturday on the Queens Highway, San Salvador. Police say the victim,a resident of Cockburn Town, fell off the back of a Ford F-150. He was pronounced dead at a local clin ic. Investigations continue. THE body of a man believed to be in his early 40swas retrieved from the sea off Eastern Road around 6.35pm on Friday. According to police, the man had been swimming in waters opposite Mount Ver non. An investigation is under way. Foul play is not suspect ed. MAN DIES AFTER F ALLING FR OM TRUCK BODY RETRIEVED FR OM THE SEA N EWS IN BRIEF SENATOR OPENS HER OWN SCHOOL DR JACINTA HIGGS WELCOMES PROSPECTIVE PARENTS PROSPECTIVE PARENTS at the school's first meeting. S ENATOR DR JACINTA HIGGS ( left) at the Kem En Het Heritage Centre, located in Fox Hill. MAJOR STRAIN FROM FUEL SHORTAGE
E DITOR, The Tribune. COMMISSIONEREllison Greenslade, I am listening to you at present on the Sawyer Report and I amm oved almost to tears. How s incere you are and what c onviction you have. You a re certainly one of the most outstanding and inspiring Bahamian public figures. I thank you very much for your leadership. God bless you and continue to keep you and to keep you comm itted and to keep you s trong as well as safe. What is left to complain a bout is this: the net or the sieve used by the police. It is f or me not at all fine enough. Because it is not, much too much rough stuff g ets through. You know, like when you are sifting s and? The wire is even too coarse to sift sand even for mortar for branding. The nation that I yearn to see come into being,r equires the wire that is employed to sift sand for the c ement used for the finishi ng coat. Why are we not working on that layer and o n that level? Why is only what is rough being dealt w ith? Why is noise disturbing the peace not tak e n more seriously for examp le? Why is this level of mat t ers treated like business as u sual like just another day in Paradise? The booming in/from/of vehicles that is allowed upon our streets ata ny hour of the night or day, is itself sometimes a sort of murder. These persons areb reaking the law. They are having their own way and are getting clean away with it. F ree to assault us in these w ays, they go on to assault us in any and every other possible way as well. The police steps in or are offend ed or act as they should have long before only when a murder is commit-t ed. T he net or sieve wire in not fine enough, Mr Commissioner. It therefore does not produce or result in a quality of life that is at all satisfactory. I live in the heart of the inner city. I live on Kemp Road in the house in which I was born in excess o f 50 years ago. J ust as the children of m ost of our leaders attend private schools and not ourp ublic schools, most of our l eaders live in the suburbs. But not all of us can afford this solution, to move away. Our leaders leave the inner city to those who cannot afford to flee it. It also means that there is less u rgency to fix what is wrong. W e should not have to f lee it. It needs to be transf ormed. If it is not, no one a nywhere in our country will b e in Paradise not even the tourist not even those in expensive houses in Lyford Cay not even those who own islands in this jewel of an archipelago called The Bahamas. A finer wire a finer net is what has to be brought o ut and applied. Often times our police themselves seem to be not readily enough offended by anti-social behaviour. It is too late to respond when a murder hasb een committed. I n our homes, in establ ishing discipline, we do not w ait until the children we are raising, and are in our charge, take the roof off the house before we raise our voices and put our feet down. Too much is gotten away w ith by too many in this c oarse place we call a country without the authorities s aying a thing about it. We need a finer net. We need f iner wire. We need a finer quality of life in the country. Mayhem is not a country is not a society. It is instead a jungle. OBEDIAH MICHAEL SMITH Nassau, August, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 W EBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm CINCINNATI A large yellow diamond known as the "Golden Eye" seized in a federal drug and money-laundering investigation in northeast Ohio is going on the auction block with the minimum starting bid set at $900,000. T he 43.51-carat diamond belonged to a northeast Ohio businessman who was conv icted of money laundering and conspiracy. Prosecutors said he tried to sell to an undercover FBI agent the diamond and an estate once owned by boxer Mike Tyson, all for $19.5 million and a boat. The gem was seized in the sting operation and forfeited to the federal govern m ent. It is believed to be one of the largest i nternally flawless yellow diamonds, said Jenny Lynch, a spokeswoman for the online auction company Bid4Assets. The company, based in Silver Spring, Md., will auction the diamond next month for the U.S. Marshals Service. "This is the largest and most valuable diamond that we have auctioned in our company's 12-year history," Lynch said. The stone, which has a rectangular bril liant cut crown with 25 facets, is an intense yellow colour. "This precious gem is sure to generate interest worldwide," Peter Elliot, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, said in a statement. The diamond auction already has attracted interest in the United States and abroad, said Lisa Black coordinator for the forfeiture unit in the Marshals Service's northern Ohio district. After the starting bid of $900,000, bids must increase in increments of $110,000, which had more than 9,000 page views for the gem through Friday afternoon There is a hefty cost to even submit a bid for the diamond. A refundable deposit of $180,000 is required for viewing the gem in Cleveland the week of August 29-September 2 and for bidding on it during the auction that begins September 6 and ends September 8, Deputy U.S. Marshal Ryan Helfrich said. Officials would not release the a ppraised value of the Golden Eye, but federal prosecutors previously have said it c ould be worth millions. The origin of the diamond remains shrouded in mystery, and authorities say they do not know where the former owner Alliance businessman Paul Monea acquired it. The Marshals Service has not been able to determine the mine of origin, but says it has no connection to any famous historic diamond. Tom Moses, a senior vice president with t he Gemological Institute of America that graded the diamond, said it likely came f rom southern Africa, especially because of its stronger yellow colour. "Historically, these kinds of larger yellow diamonds have come from that area," he said. "What makes this one rare is its colour and clarity combined with its large size. The more yellow it has, the higher t he value." The institute grades diamonds for quali ty, but does not make pricing valuations. Monea, who made millions in the '90s on infomercials that sold Tae Bo exercise videos, was convicted in May 2007 of mon ey laundering and conspiracy in federal court in Akron. Authorities said Monea was trying to sell the Golden Eye diamond and the estate once owned by boxer Mike Tyson to an FBI agent posing as a broker for a drug cartel when he was caught in the sting operation. Monea bought the 25,000-square-foot mansion in northeast Ohio's Trumbull County from Tyson in 1999 for $1.3 million, according to county records. Now 64, Monea was sentenced in 2007 to 12 years in prison. He is scheduled to be released from a federal prison in Ohio in 2018. After the diamond was confiscated in the sting operation, it was claimed by numerous people including two of Monea's children, a New York minister and a California business owner. But a federal judge in 2009 ruled that the government could keep the diamond, and a federal appeals court in Cincinnati affirmed that ruling last year. The final forfeiture order was issued in March, allowing the Marshals Service to proceed with selling the diamond. Some of the proceeds from the sale will go to victims in the Monea case, and some w ill go to the federal government and state and local agencies that helped in the inves t igation, the Marshals Service said. (This article was written by Lisa Cprnwell of the Associated Press). The police net is not fine enough LETTERS email@example.com Huge diamond forfeited in Ohio to be auctioned EDITOR, The Tribune. IN Arecent newscast I heard about employees of the B ahamas Electricity Corporation turning on electricity for customers without authorisation. The impression I got is that customers, whose electricity was cut-off due to non-payment, were having the supply turned on by BEC employees,w ithout authorisation. In the broadcast the Minister stated that they have identified the employees involved as well as the customers. He stated that action will be taken against the employees in the form of suspensions and other internal dis c iplinary action. I wish to advise the Minister, that stealing electricity is a felony, which is a very serious offence in our laws and I would advise that the police be involved in thei nvestigations, which could lead to bribery by customers a nd the corruption of the corporations employees. Both par ties ought to be dealt with. Section 336 of the Penal Code, Chapter 84, states: Whoe ver intentionally and unlawfully abstract, causes to be w asted or diverted, consumes or uses any electricity supplied and belonging to the government or a Public Board, Corporation or Company is guilty of a felony. The Bahamas Electricity Act, Chapter 19+, Section 55 (3 states: Any person who in any manner whatsoever dishonestly; (a (b (c (d connection with any corporation installation for recording output or consumption of energy or (e recording the output or consumption of energy, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine of $2,000 or to both such imprisonment and fine. What these employees were doing amounts to criminal acts and ought to be dealt with in the courts, which would be an example to others. The law is very clear about condoning felony and obstructing justice. PAUL THOMPSON Sr Nassau, August, 2011. The stealing of electricity is a f elon y EDITOR, The Tribune Re: Govt unveils jet ski crackdown The Tribune, July 21, 2011. A serious accident is wait ing to happen. Jet skis now congregate, at around 8.30am daily, at the eastern end of the Montagu beach near to the dock. The operators come speeding in to run their craft up onto the beach and then patronise the highly pic turesque snack food truck permanently parked there amongst the litter. Swimmers and beach users must avoid that area or risk being run over by the dangerous machines. Of course, an accident is bound to happen one day and then there will be much weep ing and wailing, and even gnashing of teeth. There might even be more talk of, dare we say it, actually banning jet skis from this one of our few remaining beaches still accessible to the public. The article above suggests that there is a possibility, albeit remote, of reasonable jet ski regulation being con sidered by the government. All too frequently, when sensible regulation like this is contemplated, even though these things are seldom actually enforced, those involved often resort to melodramatic bellyaching about trying to make a living or bread being snatched from their childrens mouths, etc. This is heavy stuff for many of our compassionate officials to deal with, especially now that elections are approaching. Nevertheless, it is to be hoped that courageous preventive steps be taken before the inevitable accident happens and someone is seriously injured. KEN W KNOWLES, MD Nassau, July 26, 2011. Jet ski concerns
POLICE are requesting the publics assistance in locating two men responsible for an armed robbery at Acklins Street off Andros Avenue. According to reports, the incident occurred sometime around 2.20am on Saturday astwo men were leaving the Casio Restaurant. The two culprits, one of whom was reportedly armed with a handgun, approached the victims demanding cash. The culprits robbed the men of an undetermined amount of money along with their cell phones and fled the area in an unknown direction. Active police investigations continue. IN TWO separate incidents, five men and one woman were taken into custody by officers of the Central Intelligence Unit and the Central Detective Unit. According to police reports, sometime around 4pm on Saturday, officers executed a search warrant on two homes at Ferguson Way, Nassau Village. In the first home officers discovered a shotgun and in the second a bullet proof vest along with an assortment of suspected stolen car parts which included windshields, hoods, fenders, back trunks, doors and engines. As a result, three men aged 31, 27 and 24, all residents of Nassau Village were taken into custody. A short while later, around 4.30pm, the same officers while at Ferguson Way conducted a search of a grey Honda Legend occupied by two men, aged 20 and 19, along with a 17-yearold woman, and discovered a handgun along with a quantity of ammunition. The men along with the juvenile were taken into cus tody. Sometime around 4.30 pm on Saturday police discovered a shotgun in the Sunshine Park area. Officers of the Mobile Divi sion were acting on a tip when they proceeded to St Martin and St John Streets where they found the firearm on a vacant property. No one was taken into custody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life of Colton Harris-Moore, infamously known as the Barefoot Bandit, who was captured in the Bahamas last summer after eluding US authorities for over two years, will be turned into a movie. The now 20-year-old has reportedly inked a movie deal with 20th Century Fox for $1.3 million, but Harris-Moore will not see a penny of the money as it is going directly to the victims of his crimes. The seven-figure sum will go a long way in covering the $1.65 million in damage that Harris-Moore reportedly caused during his yearslong cross-country crime spree in the US. According to entertainment lawyer Lance Seth Rosen, who negotiated the deal on behalf HarrisMoore, the amount is a lot more than is usually offered for life-story rights. As his notorious crime caper ended with his capture in the Bahamas, the country is more than likely to feature in the upcoming film. It is unknown at this point if Eleuthera security guard Kenneth "Kenny" Strachan, who received a share of the $10,000 reward posted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the capture of the Barefoot Bandit, will also be featured in the movie. The Barefoot Bandit, who was on the FBIs Most Wanted list, was apprehended by Bahamian police after a high-speed boat chase in waters off Harbour Island last July. He was wanted in the US on more than 70 crimes dating back to April 2008. He reportedly stole a plane, cars, boats and burglarised up to 50 homes. After being charged in a Nassau court and ordered to pay a $300 fine for illegal landing, the then teenager was deported to the US to face numerous charges. In June of this year, Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to seven federal felony charges in the Washington State Court. Federal prosecutors recommended that HarrisMoore be sentenced to six years in prison, however, the Washington State Court has recommended that he be sentenced to 10 years in prison for a break-in and burglary near Granite Falls, Washington. His sentencing has been set for October. AREFOOT BANDIT STORY TO BE TURNED INTO A MOVIE P OLICENEWS C OLTON HARRIS-MOORE the so-called Barefoot Bandit.
LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE r b r r b r By MIKE LIGHTBOURN YOU recently read here about formulating your offer based on the informationi ncluded in a CMA (Compar ative Market Analysis). You can fine-tune that offer by applying current market trends. Trends will vary by island, location and neighbourhood, so do your homework. You and your BREA agent c an study available statistics the CMA, local listings Days on the Market (DOM to sale price ratios. Due to the introduction of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS ple of years ago we are now able to get statistics that were not available in the past. The CMA compares similar properties, while the DOM figure gives you an idea of whether youre looking at a buyers market or a sellers market (in which youll have more competition and less negotiating power. This is the scenario we are in now). If possible, look at DOM for similar listings you might want to purchase. Lets move on to the average List Price to Sales Price Ratio (LP:SP closely the final sales price corresponds to the price at which the home was listed. A house that sells for the asking price has an LP:SP ratio of 100 per cent. So a house that lists for $175,000, but sells for $160,000 has an LP:SP of 91 per cent. Unfortunately, in our market, there are many homes listed at unrealistic figures in the first place so the LS:SP ratio can be distorted. Look at the these ratios for the homes with your BREA agent on the CMA that most closely match yours and youll have a sound basis for what percentage of the list price to offer. This, of course, does not guarantee acceptance of an offer, but it is used to show the vendor, based on previous sales, how you arrived at the amount offered. (Mike Lightbourn is president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty) By GLADSTONE THURSTON Bahamas Information Services THE Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporations (BAIC wood fruit trees to farmers continued last weekend with material going to six islands. Several varieties of sugar apple, sour sop, mango, avocado and guava went to Abaco, Long Island, Andros, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, and Exuma. This project is an attempt to assist farmers by adding to their mix of fruit trees, said BAIC assistant general manager for agriculture Arnold Dorsett. This is an attempt to bring back some of the native varieties that we have grown accustomed to. BAIC is identifying farmers who have demonstrated interest in fruit tree production to take care of the new varieties. These will be available for bud wood, for persons who want to bud trees of different varieties, he said. Hopefully we will be able to diversify our variety of fruit trees. In another few years this will be a very big project. Once farmers start multiplying these fruit trees, they can expand as much as they want. The bud wood is here and with the proper grafting techniques they can rapidly multiply improved varieties of fruit trees. This comes on the heels of another BAIC initiative using the Sweet Cayenne to improve the variety of pineapples produced in The Bahamas. The sweet cayenne is a vari ety which we are importing, said Mr Dorsett. We are trying to have more of these produced locally so that we can replace some of the imports. We are confident that these pineapples will grow well in the Bahamas. CR UNCHING THE NUMBERS REALESTATE Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. BAIC ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER for agriculture Arnold Dorsett, inspects fruit trees being distributed to Family Island farmers. BAIC ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER for agriculture Arnold Dorsett (right t or of the Andros mail boat Lady Rosalind, sort fruit trees for shipment to the islands.
GOVERNMENT signed a $1.2 million contract with Garvin Neilly of St GeorgesC ay Construction Company to construct a six classroom block addition to the Span ish Wells All-Age School. The classroom block will undoubtedly contribute to the governments efforts toe nsure that our students are p rovided with modern and well-maintained schools in which they may learn and thrive, said Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport at a signing ceremony. In addition to classrooms, the building of 5,577 square feet will include a tuck shop and a restroom at the school where there are 16 teachers and nearly 200 students. The project is expected to be completed in eight months at a cost of $1,192,651. Mr Grant thanked the technical team for their contributions to the project. He said he expects the work to be of a high standard. In brief remarks, the MP for North Eleuthera Alvin Smith said the construction of the classroom block is a reward that students and the community have earned. I have never been anywhere in the Bahamas and seen a community that sup p orts its schools in the same way which the community of Spanish Wells supports the Spanish Wells All Age School, Mr Smith said. He said he hopes that the new block will provide ano pportunity for expanded p rogrammes in technical education. Education Minister Desmond Bannister recalled an earlier visit to the Spanish Wells All Age School where he was surprised to see students learning under a tree. Despite their humble facilities, Mr Bannister mar velled how the children took pride in their classrooms by taking care of the facilities and keeping them clean. He boasted of the schools high BJC and BGCSE recent results including 14 As, 24 Bs, and 29 Cs with 100 per cent passes in General Science in BJC subjects and 11 As, 17 Bs and 35 Cs and 100 per cent passes in Religious Education and Food and Nutrition in BGCSE subjects. This speaks to the com mitment of parents, teachers and students, Mr Bannister said. He said the Ingraham a dministration is grateful to provide the classroom space needed at the school. He encouraged the community to continue to support the institution. Fifteen Bahamians are e mployed on the construct ion project and it is anticipated that more persons will be hired as work continues. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011, PAGE 7 NEKO GRANT Minister of Public Works and Transport (left E ducation, view the progress of the construction of a six-classroom block for The Spanish Wells A ll Age School. Patrick Hanna /BIS $1.2M CONTRACT SIGNED FOR SIX CLASSROOM ADDITION T O SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE SHOWN during a contract signing ceremony for construction of a six-classroom block for the Spanish Wells All Age School. From left is Elizabeth Keju, acting permanent secre t ary; Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport; Desmond Bannister, Minister of Educa tion and Elma Garraway, permanent secretary. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS are pictured looking at work in progress on the six classroom block for The Spanish Wells All Age School. At left is Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport. At far right is Desmond Bannister, Minister of Education; Elma Garraway, permanent secretary and Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture.
B y SIR RONALD S ANDERS (The writer is a Consultant and former Caribbean diplomat) T HE riots in London, w hich spread to other cities in England in a copy-cat pattern, were unlike any that had been seen before, and when normalcy is restored the British authorities willh ave to examine its origins v ery carefully. I use the word origins rather than causes because these riots did not appear to be associated with a cause. No one carried placards; there were no calls forc hange or justice; there were no marches and no demands. In fact, the simple purpose behind the riots appeared tobe looting and burning. In London during the p eriod of these August 2011 riots, and therefore able to w itness them at first hand, what alarmed me was that, for the most part, the partici pants were very young people; some as young as 12 years old. And while the majority of them in London w ere black, whites were also i nvolved. Going to school in London and later working there,I have lived through London riots they were all associated with a cause or a p rotest. Looting did occur as a result of some of them, but looting was not their main purpose. For instance, the 1981 Brixton riots were caused by serious social ande conomic problems affecting B ritain's inner cities. Lord S carman, who inquired into its causes, famously blamed the riots on "racial disadvantage that is a fact ofB ritish life." In 1985, riots erupted in Brixton and Tottenham after hundreds ofb lack people in the two com munities viewed the accid ental shooting of Cherry G roce in Brixton as Police violence. The Police broke i nto her home looking for h er son who they suspected in a firearms offence. This was exacerbated a week later by the death of Tottenham resident Cynthia Jarrett who died of heart failure a fter four policemen burst i nto her home in a raid. In 1990, there were a series of riots in British cities that started as protests against a most unpopular CommunityC harge, known as the Poll T ax, introduced by then P rime Minister Margaret Thatcher. It led to her downfall. While each of these p rotests spawned riots and looting by persons who took advantage of the opportuni-t y to do so, looting was not their main purpose muchm ore fundamental reasons, s uch as resisting institutional r acism and government highh andedness, underscored them. And this is how the August 2011 riots differ from any previous one. These were not race riots and they were not protests against anything they were simply expeditions in villainyb y gangs of young people. It was their summer fun. A few months ago, students protested in London a gainst higher university fees that would burden them with debt before they even find aj ob. They all had placards and slogans. And, while there were clashes with police and moments of viol ence, they had a limit and a l eadership with whom negotiations could be held. T hese August riots declared no political or social purpose. They were shocking in their single-minded looting and burning, and the o bvious lack of fear or respect for the Police by the v illains. Diane Abbot, the Jamaican-born, member of the British House of Commons for the Labour Partyc orrectly said that nothing e xcuses violence. There is no d oubt that all types of mindless thugs latched on to the disturbances. As this commentary is being written the cost ofd amage in the many London a reas that have been the playground for this youthful badness is estimated to be well over million (US$163 million money that British Insurersw ill have to find at a time w hen share values have fallen and markets are weak and vulnerable. To this figure will have to be added the damage done in the cities of Manchester, Salford, Liver-p ool, Nottingham and Birmi ngham. Already in a difficult economic situation, and still officially in recession, the British economy will be placed under even greater pressure than it now e ndures. In turn, this will have negative consequences f or creating employment and for strengthening and expanding social benefits chemes. The people who will be hardest hit by thesei ncreased economic and f inancial pressures will be t hose in these very inner cities that have been this summers playground for allt ypes of mindless thugs. The looters and burners were unmindful that theyw ere destroying their own c ommunities, the places in which they live. While they burned and looted big name s hops, they also looted shops owned by small business people (many of themA sians and Africans) who will not easily recover from the wanton destruction. It may be significant that ino ne area, while clothing s tores, supermarkets, telep hone shops and computer stores were looted, the book store, Waterstone, stood untouched in splendid isolation. The desire to read ag ood book was clearly not o n anyones list of goodies. On day four of the riots, a London taxi driver bemoaned to me the drastically adverse affect that they had on his business. Eco-n omic circumstances, he said, h ad already reduced his income significantly, but the riots had caused English people, who would normally visit London attractions, to stay at home. E ven the popular Notting H ill Carnival Europes largest street festival scheduled for the end of August is in jeopardy as fear rises that it might be used as an occasion for further mischief. F or me, the most important point about these A ugust riots is that a line has been crossed. This is not a summer of discontent mani-f esting itself in protests. This is a new and uncharted sea-s on in which large numbers o f young people have no r egard or respect for authority and little or no moral compass. Brazenly con-f ronting the fully-equipped riot-prevention Police at close quarters was one thing,b ut beating innocent people, i ncluding older women and young men like themselves, and deliberately driving a car a t high speed mowing down and killing three men trying to protect their shops is quitea nother. This speaks to a level of lawlessness unprecedented in British culture and even in its history of riots. There is now something tragically wrong in Britain. And it has deeply affected i ts young people in the inner cities. The British authorities should waste no time in tack l ing it in a broad based and comprehensive way. R esponses and previous commentaries at: www.sirronaldsanders.com PAGE 8, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Englands riots: A line has been crossed WORLDVIEW SIR RONALD SANDERS
ByCONSTABLE 3011 MAKELLE PINDER A PHYSICAL DISABILITYimpaired vision, hearing, or mobility doesn't prevent you from b eing a victim of crime. T he following common s ense actions can reduce your risk. Stay alert and tuned in to y our surroundings, whether o n the street, in an office b uilding or shopping mall, d riving, or waiting for a b us. S end a message that you're calm, confident and know where you're going. Be realistic about your limitations. Avoid places or situations that put you at risk. K now the neighborhood where you live and work. Check out the locations of p olice and fire stations, p ublic telephones, hospit als, restaurants, or stores that are open and accessible. A void establishing predictable activity patterns. Most of us have daily routines, but never varying them may increase your vulnerability to crime. A T HOME P ut good locks on all your doors. Police recommend double-cylinder,d eadbolt locks, but make sure you can easily use the locks you install. Install peepholes on front a nd back doors at your eye l evel. This is especially important if you use a wheelchair. G et to know your neighbours. Watchful neighbors who look out for you as well as themselves are af rontline defense against crime. If you have difficulty speaking, have a friendr ecord a message (giving your name, address, and t ype of disability) to use in emergencies. Keep the tape in a recorder next to your phone. Ask your police depart m ent to conduct a free home security survey and to help identify your indi vidual needs. OUT AND ABOUT If possible, go with a f riend. S tick to well-lit, well-traveled streets. Avoid short cuts through vacant lots, wooded areas, parking lots,o r alleys. Let someone know where you are going and w hen you expect to return. Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or frontp ants pocket. If you use a wheelchair, keep your purse or wallet tucked snugly between you and thei nside of the chair. If you use a knapsack, make sure it is securelys hut. A lways carry your medical information, in case of an emergency. Consider installing a cel l ular phone or CB radio in your vehicle. A CCORDINGto section 212 subsection 10 of Chap ter 84 of the Penal code, every person who behaves irreverently near any church, chapel o r other building appropriated f or religious worship during di v ine service, or behaves irreverently or indecently in or near any public burial ground during the burial of a body, shall be liable to a penalty of one h undred and fifty ($150.00 lars. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011, PAGE 9 Break away from the ordinary and discover how to experience life to the fullest. The Isuzu D-MAX is the ultimate multi-purpose pick-up truck which enables you to drive through tough roadsand load a variety of cargoes. It is specially designed to be powerful, stylish and highly functional. The Isuzu D-MAX is one toughvehicle that willnever let you down!T H E I S U Z U D M A XPOWERFUL COMFORTABLE VERSATILE T YREFLEX S T AR MO TORSCall us today for your new IsuzuD-MAX Pick-UpTruck at 325.4961Wulff Road, P.O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas Fax: 323.4667 POLICE in New Providence continue to issue t ickets to motorists who fail to adhere to traffic rules. During the past week, police cited 228 drivers for various traffic infractions and placed 309 matters before the Traffic Court. Some of the offences included: unlicenced and uninspected vehicles; driving on a closed street; f ailing to keep left; parking in a no-parking area, a nd failure to have windows of transparent view. A police spokesman praised motorists who adhere to the traffic rules and regulations. POLICECRIMETIP Royal Bahamas Police Force National Crime Prevention Office: Tips for people with physical disabilities 228 DRIVERS CITED FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS
PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham is pictured having lunch with Prime Minister of St Maarten Sarah Wescot-Williams, during the beginning of his family's a nnual Caribbean cruise last week. Prime Minister I ngraham and Mrs Dolores Ingraham left Nassau on S unday, August 7, for their yearly cruise vacation. During the cruise stopover in St Maarten, officials expressed their extreme pleasure to have been able to welcome Prime Minister Ingraham, referring to him as t he most special of their country's three million annua l cruise visitors. Prime Minister Ingraham returns to N assau on Thursday, August 18. P hoto Courtesy of St. Maarten G overnment Information LOCAL NEWS PAGE 10, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE GO! Insect Repellent provides hours of protection against mosquitoes, sand flies, gnats, chiggers, ticks and fleas. GO! is non-greasy and sprays upside down. GO! protects againstMalaria, DengueFever, Yellow Fever and the West Nile Virus. g overnment will have completed an estimated $30 mil-l ion for overhauls to its netw ork of generators. Mr Neymour said on top of the current maintenance and overhauls that are expected to be completed by April of next year, initiatives and pilot projects havea lso been looked into as additional sources of energy. He said two private con tractors are working on diff erent generators in an effort t o speed up the process, and w hile the fall and winter months are the optimum t ime to conduct the overh auls, the maintenance was c rucial. After a period of time generators will not perform efficiently we have to carry out the overhaul process or else we run the risk ofg enerator failure, said Mr N eymour. In the short term, a third large generator overhaul was completed yesterdaya nd put back into the system which is producing m ore energy, adding around 1 1MW more power to the grid, said Mr Neymour. T he 24 rental generators a re expected to be installed a nd operational in a week. Mr Neymour said the rental generators will be positioned at the Blue Hills power station and add 20 MW to the grid. C urrently, the minister s aid, BEC is meeting demands of all customers and did not have to perform the planned outages onT hursday as had been expected. PM MEETS ST MAARTEN PRIME MINISTER WHILE ON ANNUAL CRUISE GOVT AIMS TO SPEND $30 MILLION ON OVERHAUL FOR BEC GENERATORS FROM page one
f or Vector Control was reduced from $1 million in the 2009-2010 budget year to $600,000 in the years 2010 to 2011 and 2011 to 2012. We are currently in a crisis; and we are in an epid emic over which we do not y et have control. The epid emic is not abating yet due to the inability thus far to control the vector. The Bain and Grants Town MP defined an epidemic as the number of cases which are growing in spite of attempts to control it. According to government reports, the country has seen a record number of clinical cases an excess of 1,500 and the disease has a 0.01 per cent fatality rate in accordance with guidelines set by World Health Organisation. B oth public and private f acilities are averaging some 100 cases per day. Dr Nottage advised that the number of actual cases could be closer to 6,000, stating there are four unreported cases for every reported c ase. C ommenting on the gove rnments stated efforts, Dr Nottage said: I dont think they are having any impact,I think what people are finding out is that their neighbours or their friends, or their work mates are being affected and when people feel badly they go to theh ospital, but that has put a very heavy burden on Accident and Emergency. O fficials addressed heightened treatment, prevention and reduction measures at a joint press conference between the ministries of h ealth and environment last w eek. Dr Nottage said: Its not too late to fog or distribute flyers but the problem is, I dont know whos getting these flyers because I travel in Bain Town every day and I havent seen any flyers. I n addition to information f lyers, the party also called for a continuous schedule of public service announcements on radio and television. Dr Nottage said: Community service announcements would be extremely effective, and ongoing, notj ust have a seminar and show pictures at the seminar and then leave it untilt he next news conference. Last week, Health minister Hubert Minnis acknowledged the outbreak had placed considerable strain o n the health case system. H owever, he said there were adequate resources to meet the need. It was also stated the demand on hospitals had been balanced by extending operating hours at clinics. Persons experiencing d engue fever-like symptoms a re asked to call the hotline a t 359-2929 to speak with a healthcare professional before visiting the Princess Margaret Hospital. Yesterday, Dr Nottage said the increased strain on hospitals had highlighted the need for more primary health care workers in the public system. H e added: We need m ore physicians and nurses, and other primary health care workers in the public health system and our system right now is focused on hospital care. So people have to go to t he hospital for everything when they should be able to get these services within the communities. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011, PAGE 11 M oss Town is a small settlement on Great E xuma, located near the airport. Residents say the blood stains are on the street near to C ourtneys grandmothers house. Police confirmed the incident occurred at a resid ence. Courtneys father is believed to be a police officer, but no longer stationed in Exuma. When I went to hail the family it was very sad. A lot of people were crying. I was c rying myself. She is just 17, a young girl, said Ms Musgrove. Police say they are in active pursuit of a male suspect who was known to Courtney. She was involved in an altercation with t he man and subsequently stabbed a number o f times to the body, according to the police r eport. Meanwhile, police are requesting the publ ics assistance in solving the San Salvador murder which occurred early Sunday morn ing. Oneika Johnson, 27, originally of Nicholls T own, Andros, lived in San Salvador with her three sisters and soon-to-be two-year-old daughter. F amily members are devastated by her m urder. Two weeks ago, Oneikas mother, Francis Johnson, travelled to San Salvador to visit her daughters. Yesterday, she was still on the island. We have a large family on the Johnson side and the Storr side. This is a big blow for t he family. She was a very nice person. Always smiling all the time. A pleasant person to deal with. If she was mad you wouldn ot know because she always had a smile on her face, said Oneikas aunt Melva Storr. P olice say Oneika, who was a security officer at Club Med Columbus Isle, was found unresponsive at work with multiple l acerations about the body. Detectives are uncertain of the circums tances surrounding the incident and are appealing for information which can lead to an arrest. A team of officers from the Central Detective Unit are travelling to the island to assist with the investigations. A nyone with any information is asked to contact the Central Detective Unit on 502-9991, 502-9910 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS. PLP CLAIMS BUDGET CUTS STALLED DENGUE FEVER PREVENTATIVE MEASURES in his chest. The distraught dad said the last time he saw his son, he said he h ad urged him to kiss his mother. It is understood that after the shooting, Leonardo was taken to hospital by car. He died later from his wounds. Last night, police said they are investigating the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Central Detective Unit on 502-9991, 502-9910 or Crime Stoppers at 328TIPS. FROM page one MAN SHOT DEAD AFTER ALTERCATION F ROM page one MURDERS R OCK FAMILY ISLANDS FROM page one
OSLO, Norway Associated Press THE CHILLING I MAGES of Anders Behring B reivik simulating shots into the water at the island where h e killed 69 people at a youth camp were broadcast around the world Sunday after police brought him back there. Restrained by a harness, t he Norwegian reconstructed his actions for police in a s ecret daylong trip back to the crime scene at Utoya island near Oslo. A prosecutor also confirmed Norwegian media r eports that police received several phone calls during the attack that were probablyf rom Breivik himself, but wouldn't say how police had reacted to the calls. A ccording to Norwegian d aily Aftenposten, Breivik o ffered to surrender several times and asked police to call h im back, but they didn't. Police said they took Breivik back to Utoya for aS aturday hearing about the attacks on July 22, when Breivik shot the victims at thel ake island after killing anoth er eight people in the capital with a bomb. Breivik's lawyer has said he h as confessed to the terror attacks, but denies criminal guilt because he believes the m assacre was necessary to save Norway and Europe from Muslims and punishp oliticians who have e mbraced multiculturalism. The 32-year-old Breivik described the shootings inc lose detail during an eighthour tour on the island with up to a dozen police, prose c utor Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby told a news conference in Oslo. The hearing took place a mid a massive security operation that aimed to avoid escape attempts by Breivika nd protect him against potential avengers. Breivik walked roughly the same route as the one he took during the shooting spree and explained what happened w ith as little interference as p ossible from police, Hjort Kraby said. The entire hearing was f ilmed by police and may later be used in court, he added. Video images of the reconstruction published by Norwegian daily VG show Breivik arriving at Utoya with the same ferry he used to gett o the island last month. Breivik wore a bulletproof vest and a harness connectedt o a leash over a red T-shirt and jeans as he casually led police around the island. B reivik is seen pointing out l ocations along the way and simulating shots into the water, where panickedt eenagers dove in to try to escape from him. "The suspect showed he w asn't emotionally unaffected b y being back at Utoya ... but didn't show any remorse," Hjort Kraby told reporters. He has been questioned for around 50 hours about this, and he has always been calm,d etailed and collaborative, a nd that was also the case on Utoya." The hearing was arranged to avoid the need for a recons truction in the midst of the t rial and to make Breivik remember more details, Hjort Kraby said. N orwegian media have also reported that Breivik may have filmed parts of the massacre himself. Hjort Kraby said Sunday that a video camera had been discussed during the hearing on Utoya, butd eclined to elaborate. Prosecutors have previously told The Associated Presst hat Breivik owns a video camera that they are still trying to locate, but have dism issed reports they received w itness statements about Breivik filming on Utoya. Initial speculation suggeste d others were involved in the terror attacks, but prosecutors and police have said they a re fairly certain that Breivik p lanned and committed them on his own. Breivik faces up to 21 years i n prison if he is convicted on terrorism charges, but an alternative custody arrange-m ent if he is still conside red a danger to the public could keep him behind bars indefinitely. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE THE NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPER VGs front page published Sunday, showing the confessed terrorist Anders Behring Breivik as he is taken back to Utoya island by police on Saturday for a reconstruction of the July 22 terror attacks. The newspaper VG, is the only media present to observe the reconstruction. Restrained by a police harness, the Norwegian man, Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to killing 69 people at an island youth camp reconstructed his actions for police in a secret daylong trip back to the crime scene. (AP NORWAY GUNMAN RECONSTRUCTS SHOOTINGS FOR POLICE ON ISLAND ANDERS BREIVIK RETURNS TO UTOYA ISLAND CRIME SCENE CHARIKAR, Afghanistan Associated Press SIX SUICIDE bombers attacked a governor's security meeting in one of Afghanistan's most secure provinces, killing 22 people and driving home the point that the Taliban is able tos trike at will virtually anywhere in the country. The governor of Parwan, a relatively peaceful eastern province just 30 miles north of Kabul, survived. He said he picked up an a ssault rifle and shot at least one of the attackers dead from the waiting room of his office. Two other insurgents detonated their vests, causing most of the deaths and burning part of the governor's offices. Several cars w ere wrecked by shrapnel and bullets. Broken glass and body parts littered a charred lawn. The bold daylight assault in Charikar follows a similar attack b y suicide bombers at a major Kabul hotel in June, and the downing of a U.S. helicopter full of U.S. special operations troops only 35 miles away from Kabul. The attacks in and close to the capital raise more questions about Afghanistan's ability to defend itself as the U.S.-led coalition hands more of the country over to its struggling forces. Police said Sunday's assault began outside the front gate, where a car bomber set off an explosion that smashed through a wall of the compound, allowing five other insurgents toting assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers to enter. The attack interrupted a provincial security meeting attended by Parwan Gov. Abdul Basir Salangi, his police chief, intelligence director, a local army commander and at least two NATO advisers. All the attackers wore suicide vests, and at least three of them were dressed as police officers, police said. Two attackers made it across a courtyard and detonated their vests inside the governor's headquarters building, but three others were killed before they could enter, police said. Salangi told The Associated Press that he and his aides fired at insurgents from his offices. He claimed to have killed one of the attackers. "I had an AK-47. I shot him from the window of my waiting room," said Salangi, who was formerly the police chief of Kabul and a rebel fighter during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. He said it was the second time in the past month he was targeted by an assassination attempt. Provincial Police Chief Gen. Sher Ahmad Maladani also took part in the gunbattle, which he said lasted for approximately one hour. "The last attacker was killed by police when he was only about 15 meters (yards bomber was killed before he could detonate his explosives. Sixteen of the dead were civilian Afghan government employees and six were policemen, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. At least 37 other people were injured. The U.S.-led coalition plans to send 10,000 troops home by the end of the year and is considering whether to move forces from Taliban heartlands in the south to reinforce troops fighting insurgents in the east. Southern provinces like Kandahar and Helmand are the Tal iban's traditional stronghold, while the east is a base of operations for many Pakistani-based Taliban and international terrorist affiliates like al-Qaida and the Haqqani network. Afghanistan's eastern border with Pakistan is also a common thoroughfare for insurgents attempting to strike Kabul, although Parwan is considered to be one of the country's most secure areas. The tactics used by the bombers in Parwan were similar to those used in the June attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, which was stormed by nine insurgents armed with bomb vests, rifles and rocket launchers on the eve of a major conference on Afghan governance. They killed at least 12 people and held off NATO and Afghan forces for five hours, until U.S.-launched heli copter airstrikes killed the last insurgents hiding on the roof. SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL 22 IN QUIET AFGHAN PR OVIN CE
B EIRUT A ssociated Press Syria used gunboats for the first time Sunday to crush the uprising against BasharA ssad's regime, hammering p arts of the Mediterranean coastal city of Latakia after thousands marched there over the weekend to demand the president's ouster. At least 25 people were killed, according to activists. The coordinated attacks by g unboats and ground troops were the latest wave of a brutal offensive against anti-gov-e rnment protests launched at t he beginning of the month. The assault showed Assad has no intention of scaling b ack the campaign even though it has brought international outrage and newU .S. and European sanctions. Frightened "We are being targeted from the ground and the sea," said a frightened resid ent of the al-Ramel district of Latakia, the hardest hit n eighborhood. "The shooting is intense. We cannot go out. They are raiding andb reaking into people's homes," he added, speakingo n condition of anonymity f or fear of reprisals. A s the gunships blasted waterfront districts, ground troops backed by tanks ands ecurity forces stormed sev eral neighborhoods including al-Ramel, sending terrified women and children f leeing, some on foot, to safer areas. The al-Ramel resident said at least three gunboats were t aking part in the offensive, a nd that many people have been killed and wounded. The shooting targeted several mosques in the area. "Many homes have been destroyed and the shabihah ave broken into shops and b usinesses," he said, referring to pro-government gunmen, as they are called by Syrians. The assault on Latakia b egan Saturday, when tanks and armored personnel carriers rolled into al-Ramel dis-t rict amid intense gunfire. The security forces appear to be intent on crushing dissent in the neighborhood, which has seen large antiAssad protests since the Syrian uprising began in mid-M arch. On Friday, as many as 10,000 marched there, call-i ng for the president's ouster. After their initial assault on the city Saturday, Syrian f orces pushed back into L atakia again Sunday. State-run news agency SANA said troops were pur-s uing "gunmen using machine guns, hand grenades and bombs who have beent errorizing residents in alR amel district." The agency denied reports the area was being targeted f rom the sea. It quoted a health official in Latakia as saying two law enforcemento fficials were killed. A t least 25 people were killed in the city on Sunday, said Rami Abdul-Rahman,h ead of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. One of the dead was a 2-year-old girl w ho was in a car with her f ather when security forces at a checkpoint opened fire, he said. The activist network the Local Coordination Committees gave the same death toll and said it included threec hildren. A ctivists said at least two people were killed in alRamel on Saturday. Residents and several activist groups said gunboats i n the Mediterranean were taking part in the offensive, firing machine guns. Manyp eople were wounded from indiscriminate fire on houses, they said. "They are trying to take control of the city as they did in other places," said AbdulRahman. Gunboats Ammar Qurabi, head of t he National Organization for Human Rights in Syria, said the state was setting a precedent" by using gunb oats to shell its own people. U sing gunboats to fight protesters, who are most u narmed and peaceful, marks a new escalation in the regime's crackdown. B ut the determined oppos ition is so far unbowed even t hough at least 1,700 people h ave been killed since March, a ccording to activists and human rights groups. The tough new offensive b egan with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the start of August and killed s everal hundred people in the first week alone. The brutality fueled intern ational outrage with Syria, a h ardline Arab state closely allied with Iran, and led to new sanctions against the regime by the U.S., Canada and Europe. The United States stepped u p calls for a global trade embargo on oil and gas from Syria, warning even some ofA merica's closest allies that they must "get on the rights ide of history" and cut links w ith a government that uses v iolence to repress protesters. Secretary of State Hillary R odham Clinton said inter national opinion was harde ning against Assad, noting a "crescendo of condemnat ion" from world powers and Syria's Arab neighbors. But she said tougher action was r equired, too. In Latakia on Sunday, the sharp crackle of machine-gunf ire and loud explosions s ounded across parts of the city, once known for its beach resorts that attracted touristst hroughout the summer seas on. Gray smoke drifted a cross the sea front. The city has a potentially explosive sectarian mix. Sunnis, which are a majority in Syria, live in Latakia's urban core, while Assad's minorityA lawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, populates villages on the city's outskirts,a long with small minorities of Christians, ethnic Turksa nd other groups. Crackdown The crackdown, which has targeted predominantly Sunni areas of the city of more than 600,000, raised concerns o f sectarian bloodshed in a c ountry that has already seen an alarming rise in sectarian tensions since the start of theu prising. Amateur videos posted on the Internet by activists s howed at least one gunship patrolling the coast opposite al-Ramel, and tanks rumbling along the waterfront. T he Associated Press c ould not verify the activists' accounts or the contents of the videos. Syria has banned most foreign media and restricted local coverage, making iti mpossible to get independent confirmation of the events on the ground. T he protests calling for the Assad regime's downfallh ave grown dramatically over t he past five months, driven i n part by anger over the government's bloody crack down. T housands of others have been arrested, many of themt ortured, according to rights groups. T he Observatory said in a statement Sunday that it has documented the names of 71 S yrians who have died under torture in Syria since the start of the uprising in mid-March. T he government has justif ied its crackdown by saying it's dealing with terrorist gangs and criminals who aref omenting unrest. INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 14, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE SYRIA USES GUNBOATS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO CRUSH UPRISING IN THIS CITIZEN JOURNALISM IMAGE Syrian citizens, below right, wave to Syrian troops who withd raw from the Damascus suburb of Saqba, Syria, on Sunday, following a campaign of raids and arrests t hat started overnight and continued Sunday morning. The Syrian security forces have been carrying out security sweeps in the past few days in several of the capital's suburbs as part of a nationwide crack d own against protesters calling for the downfall of President Bashar Assad's regime. (AP ACTIVISTSSAYATLEAST25 PEOPLEKILLED
INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011, PAGE 15 ZAWIYA, Libya Associated Press LIBYAN REBELS and troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi fought for control of Zawiya on Sunday, a day after opposition forces pushed from the western mountains into the strategic city in their most dramatic advance in months. The city of 200,000 just 30 miles (50 kilometers Tripoli attempted to rise against Gadhafi months ago, near the start of Libya's civil war, but was crushed. Zawiya has been a key target for rebels waging a new offensive from the mountains in Libya's far west, near Tunisia's border. An Associated Press reporter in Zawiya said pro-Gadhafi snipers were shooting at rebels from an overpass deep in the city. Sporadic loud booms could be heard echoing across the city, and a column of heavy black smoke rose over the outskirts. "Freedom, freedom," chanted a group of men greeting rebels inside Zawiya. One of those in the crowd rolled up his pants to show black-and-blue bruises he said came from a beating by proGadhafi forces who have been in control of the city for months. Zawiya's residents rose up against the regime shortly after the revolt against Gadhafi began in February. But Gadhafi's forces retaliated and crushed opposi tion in the city in a long and bloody siege in March. Many of Zawiya's rebels fled into the western mountains and were among the lead forces advancing on the city Saturday. If they can hold it, the rebels' capture of Zawiya would strainG adhafi's troops, which have been hammered for months by NATO airstrikes. Defending Zawiya is key for the regime but could require bringing in better trained forces who are currently ensuring its hold over Tripoli or fighting rebels on fronts further e ast. A group of about 200 exuberant rebel fighters, advancing from the south, reached a bridge on Zawiya's southwestern outskirts on Saturday, and some rebels pushed farther into the city's central main square. They tore down the green flag of Gadhafi's r egime from a mosque minaret and put up two rebel flags. The AP reporter traveling with the rebels saw hundreds of residents rush into the streets, greeting the fighters piled into the backs of pickup trucks with chants of "God is great." The city was tense on Sunday, w ith the rebels erecting numerous checkpoints inside and on the road leading to it from the west. At one checkpoint, rebels fired in the air to restore order when a crowd gathered around a man who refused to open his car's trunk for inspection. "Fifth column, fifth column," s houted the crowd, suggesting that the motorist may be a spy for Gadhafi forces. He eventually opened the trunk to show there was nothing suspicious. Zawiya was one of the first cities to rise up against the Gadhafi regime. In early March, rebels repelled repeated attacked by Gadhafi forces to retake thec ity, only to be crushed later that month. The government attempted to wipe out any evidence of an uprising in the city, going as far as razing a central mosque that was used by rebels as a makeshift hospital and community center duri ng uprising there. Many rebel fighters from Zawiya fled into the farmlands surrounding the city, waiting for the right time to join rebels from the western mountains in retaking Zawiya. "From March until last night, we felt fear. But when the rebels c ame, we were really happy," said Rabih Aboul-Gheit, an accountant who fled into the neighboring brush fearing arrest. Hossam Hawissa, 28, said he worked as a lawyer in Zawiya before life came to a "standstill" there. He said Gadhafi forces set up a checkpoint in front of his h ouse, stole his laptop and money. "They would pat me down every time I left my house," he said. Elsewhere in the city, eight African men were rounded up by the rebels and taken to the local intelligence building. R esidents shouted "mercenar ies" at them as they were driven across the city to the building, torched during fighting back in February. LIBYAN REBELS protect a captured enemy sniper from retaliation of other rebel fighters near Zawiya in western Libya, Saturday. After some moment of tension the prisoner, whose name has not been released yet, was put in a car an drove towards Zintan. (AP LIBYAN REBELS FIGHT TO TAKE KEY CITY NEAR CAPITAL
$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 firstname.lastname@example.orgMONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter email@example.com THE Cayman Islands-based Consolidated Water Company Limited (CWCO complete construction on the expansion of its Blue Hills plant on sched ule by the end of September. CWCO owns a 90.9 per cent equity interest in CW-Bahamas, which provides bulk water under long-term contracts to the Water and Sewerage Corporation. The company said in its second quarter operating results for the peri od ending June 30: "In our bulk water business segment, construc tion of the expansion of our Blue Hills plant in Nassau, Bahamas, to 12 million US gallons per day is proceeding rapidly, and we are optimistic that we can complete the pro ject on schedule by September 30, 2011. When this expansion is completed, we expect our volume water sales in Nassau to increase by more than 48 per cent, which should positively impact the profitability of our bulk water business segment starting in the fourth quarter of this year. The company also said: We are also pleased to report that, in accor dance with assurances given earlier this year, the Bahamas government made several large payments during the first six months of this year, which reduced our accounts receivable for water sold in Nassau to $3.5 million by the end of the most recent quarter, compared with approxi mately $6.2 million at December 31, 2010. Most of this money will be reinvested in the Bahamian economy through the Blue Hills expansion project, which is providing work for several Bahamian companies and creating local jobs." In January, CWCO entered into an agreement with the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC increase water production at its Blue Hill Plant by 67 per cent, and save the corporation millions, via the expansion of the plant to facilitate water desalination. CWCO operates sea water desali nation plants and water distribution systems in various locations where access to natural supplies of potable water is difficult or impossible. The increase in capacity, representing 4.8 million US gallons per day will take the total production at the Blue Hill plant up to 12 million. The expansion is expected to create $60 million in savings over a 20-year period, with a breakdown of around $3 million in savings a year. By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@ t ribunemedia.net BAMBOO Shack o wner Elaine Pinder has t old T ribune Business t hings were looking positive in terms off ranchising the restaur ant chain in the United States while locally plans were on stream for the i ntroduction of its first drive-through service and expansion toF reeport. We're expanding a l ot locally but we are preparing ourselves fore xpansion abroad as w ell, said Mrs Pinder. In terms of expanding abroad, Mrs Pinder could not give a definitive timeline on when it would take place but saidit was a process. It's a process. It takes a lot of work and lot of planning. Standards, r ules and regulations h ave to be in place but t hings are looking posi tive," said Mrs Pinder. She also said she was c onfident the restaurant chain could be successful in the crowded US fast-food market. I truly feel that I have a proven recipe because we have a lot of tourists who come from all overa nd they love it. It's a taste that I think can go universal," Mrs Pinders aid. We are expanding all the time. We are working on something new in Carmichael Road, thes outh west plaza. We really wanted a drive through at Prince Charles but the turn is very difficult although we made provisions for By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie @tribunemedia.net CITY Markets CEO Mark Finlayson told Tribune Business the negotia tions were under way t owards the sale of its store i n Eight Mile Rock, Grand B ahama. We are still in negotiat ions with somebody, were negotiating the sale. Its progressing but I dont want to predict at this point when it will be finalised, s aid Mr Finlayson. T he company has two o ther stores in Grand B ahama, one in downtown F reeport and the other in L ucaya. B ahamas Supermarkets Limited (BSL company of City Markets,a nnounced the closure of its Lyford Cay and Rosetta Street stores effective August 2. The company said it made the decision to close t he locations after both l eases came to an end. BSL w as asked to vacate the L yford Cay location after t he landlords notified all t enants they plan to demoli sh the site later this year or early next year to coincide with the opening ofA ML Foods at the landlord's new shopping centre. Declining sales at the Rosetta Street store due to the area "becoming less r esidential and more comm ercial" contributed to t hat closure. M r Finlayson recently s aid the closure of the two s tores would result in the l ay-off of 70 employees though not necessarily from those locations. T he move he said would ultimately save the company around $1.3 million. CITY MARKETS IN NEGOTIATIONS OVER SALE OF STORE IN EIGHT MILE ROCK NEGOTIATIONS: City Markets CEO Mark Finlayson BAMBOOSHACK BAHAMIAN RESTAURANT LOOKS TO US EXPANSION CONSOLIDATED WATER CONFIDENT PLANT EXPANSION IS ON SCHEDULE SEE page three CONSUMERS LIFT US ECONOMY BUT WILL THEY KEEP SPENDING? GARY HARTWIG of Gretna, Neb., fuels his car at a Costco gas station in Omaha, Neb. US Consumers spent more on autos, furniture and gasoline in July, pushing up r etail sales by the largest a mount in four months. The gain could signal that Americ ans are a little more confid ent and help dispell fears t hat the country is in danger of toppling into another recession. (AP SEE P AGESEVEN
W ASHINGTON Associated Press F OR THE DOZENlawm akers tasked with produci ng a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened "doomsday" defence cuts hit close to home. The six Republicans and six D emocrats represent states where the biggest military contractors Lockheed M artin, General Dynamics Corp., Raytheon Co. and Boeing Co. build missiles,a ircraft, jet fighters and tanks while employing tens of thousands of workers. T he potential for $500 billion more in defense cuts c ould force the Pentagon to cancel or scale back multibillion-dollar weapons programs. That could translate into significant layoffs in a f ragile economy, generate millions less in tax revenues for local governments andu pend lucrative company con tracts with foreign nations. The cuts could hammer E verett, Wash., where some of the 30,000 Boeing employ ees are working on giant airborne refueling tankers fort he Air Force, or Amarillo, Texas, where 1,100 Bell Heli c opter Textron workers assemble the fuselage, wings, engines and transmissions for the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. B illions in defence cuts would be a blow to the hun dreds working on upgrades to t he Abrams tank for General Dynamics in Lima, Ohio, or the employees of BAE Sys t ems in Pennsylvania. For committee members such as Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Rob Portman, R-O hio, and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., the threat of Pentagon cuts is a n incentive to come up with $1.5 trillion in savings over a decade. Failure would have brutal implications for hundreds of thousands workers b ack home and raise the potential of political peril for the committee's 12. I think we all have very good reasons to try to prevent" the automatic cuts, BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011, PAGE 3B 'DOOMSDAY' DEFENCE CUTS LOOM LARGE FOR SELECT 12 U.S. MARINES 1ST TANK BATTALION PFC. LOWELL STEVENS, 20, of the Bronx borough of New York, jumps off a M1A1 Abrams tank at Combat Out Post Shir Ghazay in Helmand province, Afghanistan. A dozen lawmakers on the debt supercommitee have been tasked with producing a deficitcutting plan under threat of "doomsday" defense cuts that could hit some of supercommittee lawmakers' home states. Billions in defense cuts would be a blow to the hundreds working on upgrades to the Abrams tank for General Dynamics in Lima, Ohio. David Goldman, File /AP SEE page four i t. We're doing that at south west plaza so that's going to b e our first real drive through, it's going to be the newest a nd brightest. At that store we'll be introducing so many more items to our menu. We are going to expand on the healthy choice, we're going to expand on our traditional menu, we're going to introduce traditional dinners as well, Mrs Pinder said. Mrs Pinder said there were no plans to expand the restaurant chain to the Family Islands but said Bamboo S hack would be coming soon to Freeport. The only island we'd probably go to is Freeport because they're really active with their new redevelopment of downtown. It was supposed to be this year but we put it off to next year because of our expansion right here in New Providence, said Mrs Pinder. BAHAMIAN RESTAURANT LOOKS TO USEXPANSION FROM page one
T oomey told reporters last week when pressed about the i mpact on Pennsylvania's defense industry. "That is not the optimal outcome here, the much better outcome would be a successful product from this committee." T he panel has until Thanksgiving to come up with recommendations. If they deadlock or if Congress rejects their proposal, $1.2 trillion ina utomatic, across-the-board c uts kick in. Up to $500 billion would hit the Pentagon. T hose cuts, starting in 2013, w ould be in addition to the $350 billion, 10-year reduction already dictated by the debt-limit bill approved by C ongress and signed into law by President Barack Obama t his month. N ot surprisingly, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has described the automatic cuts as the "doomsday mechan ism." He's warned that the p rospect of nearly $1 trillion in reductions over a decade w ould seriously undermine the military's ability to prot ect the United States. F or the Pentagon, "we're t alking about cuts of such m agnitude that everything is reduced to some degree," said Loren Thompson, a defense analyst at the Lexington Instit ute, a think tank. "At that rate, you're eliminating the n ext generation of weapons." Committee members will face competing pressures as they try to produce a deficitreducing plan. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a possible successor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton if Obama wins a second term, Sen. JohnK erry is certain to be protect ive of the budget for the State Department. Y et the Massachusetts Democrat, who recently said he would seek a sixth term in 2014, represents a state that w as fifth in the nation with $ 8.37 billion in defence contracts this year, behind Vir g inia, California, Texas and Connecticut, according to data on the federal governm ent's website USAspending.gov. I n Tewksbury and A ndover, Mass., deep defence c uts could have serious ramif ications for thousands of Raytheon employees worki ng on the Patriot, the air and missile defence system. It wash eralded for its effectiveness d uring the 1991 Persian Gulf War and is now sold to close to a dozen nations, including South Korea, Taiwan and the U nited Arab Emirates. Whatever decisions Kerry a nd the committee make will affect Massachusetts-based Raytheon, which was fourth in defence contracts this year at $7.3 billion, behind Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics. Raytheon also has operations in Arizona, home to another committee member, Republican Sen. Jon Kyl. While some will argue t here is peril in serving on this committee, we believe there is f ar greater peril in leaving these issues unaddressed," Kerry said in a joint statement with Murray and Sen. Max B aucus, D-Mont., after they w ere selected by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D -Nev. In February, Murray celebrated when the Air Force e nded a decade-long saga of delays and missteps anda warded one of the biggest d efence contracts ever, a $35 b illion deal to build nearly 2 00 air refueling tankers, to Boeing, a mainstay in her h ome state. Boeing was fourth on the l ist of donors to Murray from 2 007-2012, with its political action committee, individual employees and family members contributing $102,610. Michigan is home to two c ommittee members, Republican Reps. Dave Camp and F red Upton, and General D ynamics work on the Abrams tank. The state is struggling with a 10.5 percent unemployment rate, which is above the national average. Already facing the p rospect of $350 billion in defence cuts over 10 years, the Pentagon could look to s cale back some projects, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the stealthy aircraftt hat has been plagued by cost o verruns and delays. Lockheed Martin, in con junction with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, is building 2,400 of the next generation fighter jet fort he Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as working with eight foreign countries. B ut the cost of the program has jumped from $233 billion to $385 billion; some estimates suggest that it could top out at $1 trillion over 50 years. Questioned about the defense cuts, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen recently said that "programmes that can't meet schedule, that can't meet cost ... requirements are very much in jeopardy and will be very much under scrutiny." The Joint Strike Fighter is being built in Fort Worth, Texas, and Palmdale and El Segundo, Calif. Those are the states of committee members Reps. Jeb Hensarling, RTexas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems also have operations in Pennsylvania. The Pentagon could decide to scrap the programme or scale it back while upgrading the existing F-15 and F-18 aircraft, a troubling prospect for lawmakers from the states that benefit from F-35 pro duction. In the military world, how ever, reducing the number could make it more costly. "The problem when you cut back in numbers is you increase the number for one, you increase the cost for one," said Laicie Olson, a senior policy analyst with Council for a Livable World and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Prolifera tion. "Sometimes it's almost better to buy more." Boeing, in a statement, said it has been "anticipating flattening defense budgets for some time." Company spokesman Daniel C. Beck said that while Boeing is try ing to improve production and efficiency, it's moving into new markets such as cybersecurity and energy management. BUSINESS PAGE 4B, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASVisit our website at www.cob.edu.bsSenior Administrative V acancies Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions: Vice President, Operations, responsible for ensuring that cost effective operations and infrastructure are in place to support all internal constituents; creating opportunities for investment and strategic partnerships that will support the continued growth of The College of The Bahamas and establishing and managing the appropriate operational, administrative and financial priorities and objectives for all units under his/her portfolio. Applicants should possess a Master of BusinessA dministration degree or the equivalent with a minimum of ten (10 experience in management. Chief Internal Auditor (CIA ing a risk based audit plan to assess and recommend improvements in key operational and financial activities and internal controls. Applicants should possess a Bachelors degree in accounting or related finance field and must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Preference will be given to candidates with a masters degree in Business Administration or Accountancy, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFEmation Systems Auditor (CISA Dean, School of Business, responsible for the recruitment and retention of talented faculty and students; the development and monitoring of academic programmes at the undergraduate level; the development of new graduate programmes and ensuring high quality research and outreach performance in the School. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Business from an AACSB accredited university; significant hands on experience with AACSB International accreditation, quality assurance and academic programme review. Dean, Faculty of Social and Educational Studies, responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards among faculty and students; ensuring faculty fulfill their professional responsibilities to The College, students and the wider community; facilitating the timely completion of programmes of study by students; establishing an atmospherein which teaching and learning, research, creative activity and service can flourish. Successful candidates must have an earned doctoral degree from an accredited university, hold the rank of associate professor or higher, have a minimum of six years tertiary-level teaching experience as well as administrative and programme development experience. Executive Director, Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute, responsible for providing vision, leadership, management and advocacy for tourism, hospitality and culinaryarts, its programmes, faculty and staff within The College of The Bahamas. Successful candidates must have a masters degree in one of the disciplines of tourism, hospitality, management or a related field, although a doctorate degree is strongly preferred, a minimum of five (5 the level of department chair or above or ten (10 tive level within the hospitality industryor an appropriate combination of academic qualification and training, industry and academic employment. Bahamians only need apply.For detailed job descriptions, visit www .cob.edu.bs/hrapply .Interested candidates should submit the following to Associate Vice President, H.R., Human Resources Department, The College of The Bahamas or email: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 : Acover letter of interest College of The Bahamas Application Form (available online at www.cob.edu.bs/hrprofile ) Acurr ent detailed curriculum vitae Statement of Teaching Philosophy (for Faculty positions only Proof of teaching excellence (for Faculty positions only Copies of all transcripts (original transcripts r equired upon employment) The names and contact information for three professional references SEN. PAT TOOMEY R-Pa. waves after addressing the Conservative Political Action C onference (CPAC W ashington. Toomey is one of a dozen lawmakers on the debt supercommittee, given the task of producing a deficit-cutting plan of $ 1.5 trillion in savings o ver a decade. "I think we all have very good reasons to try to prevent" the automatic cuts, he told reporters last week when pressed a bout the impact on P ennsylvania's defense industry. The panel has until Thanksgiving to come up with recommendations. (AP 'DOOMSDAY' DEFENCE CUTS LOOM LARGE FOR SELECT 12 FROM page three
SAN FRANCISCO Associated Press FOR GOLD SELLERSon eBay, the recent stock market turmoil has been a boonf or business. Gold and silver sales on e Bay had already been rising s teadily over the past several years so much so that eBay Inc. created a special area in M ay to make it easier for buye rs to find sellers. N ow, activity on that part of the site, the Bullion Center, i s intensifying as consumers unnerved by the economic u ncertainty flock to gold in h opes it will be a stable investm ent. When people are coming down to the question, 'Do they want to have cash in the bank or gold in their hands?' the answer is they'd ratherh ave gold or silver," said Jacob Chandler, CEO of Great Southern Coins, the largest seller of precious metals on eBay. The stock market just ended one of its most volatilew eeks in years, prompted in part by a downgrade in the nation's credit rating and fearso f another recession. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 6 percent on Mon d ay, its worst one-day drop since December 2008. Then the index rose Tuesday, fell Wednesday and rose Thurs d ay and Friday to end the week 2 percent lower than a week ago. T hrough most of last week, the average selling price increased for gold bullion b ars or coins stamped with t heir weight and level of purit y. A ccording to the most recent data available from eBay, sales of 1-ounce gold American Eagle coins and 1-o unce gold Pamp Suisse bars r ose steadily from Aug. 5 to Wednesday, before dipping slightly on Thursday. O n Aug. 5, when Standard & Poor's lowered the nation's credit rating, American Eaglec oins were selling for an avera ge of $1,800 among eBay's featured sellers. The average price of the coins, produced by the U.S. Mint, rose more than 8 percent to $1,952 on W ednesday, before dropping t o $1,915 on Thursday. The Pamp Suisse brand of gold bars sold for an averageo f $1,787 on Aug. 5 and climbed nearly 8 percent to $1,927 by Wednesday. On T hursday, the bars dropped s lightly to $1,890. Even before last week's market turbulence, investors w ere cautious because eco nomic signals in the U.S. and overseas pointed toward trou-b le. T he Dow index fell 6 per cent in the week ending Aug. 6 That week, the number of gold buyers on eBay rose 11 percent compared with the year's weekly average. Then umber of gold sellers rose 14 percent. EBay would not provide the total number of buyers and sellers. "With all the turmoil in the markets, this is seen as a wayt o diversify," said Anthony D elvecchio, eBay's vice pres ident of business management and strategy for eBay's NorthA merica business. EBay, which is based in San J ose, California, does not i mpose minimum purchase amounts for bullion. Sellers offer gold both through auctions and "Buy It Now" fixed-p rice sales. T he increased popularity of gold on eBay echoes what's happening in the broader goldm arket, where prices have spiked during the past two years. G old traded at about $900 p er ounce in the summer of 2008, before the financial crisis unfolded that year. It passed $1,600 in late May and briefly rose above $1,800 for t he first time on Wednesday b efore pulling back to $1,784. On Friday, gold fell to $1,740.60 per ounce, still near-l y twice the summer 2008 prices. Great Southern Coins has b enefited from this uptick. C handler said the company is selling more gold lately, and its silver sales remain strong, t oo. Chandler estimated his business has nearly quadrupled in the past 45 days, andh e said it appeared to be up a bout five or six times during the past week, with most of t his growth coming from sales on eBay. Daniel Hirsch, a New York-based statistician whor ecently purchased more than a dozen gold coins on eBay from Great Southern Coins, said he started buying gold less than a year ago in an effort to expand his invest m ent portfolio. It's kind of a safe haven and a hedge against low inter est rates," he said. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011, PAGE 5B -2%$&$1&< 3HUVRQDO$LGH .HHVSRQVLELOLWLHV \ S .QRZOHGJHLOOVDQG$WWULEXWHV JDQG$WWULE A N EBAY LOGO i s seen at their offices in San Jose, Calif. EBay said Thursday that during the week that ended Aug. 6 the number of gold buyers on its site rose 11 percent compared with the weekly average througho ut this year. The number of gold sellers rose 14 percent above the year's weekly average as well. (AP SALES OF GOLD UP ON EBAY AMID STOCK MARKET TURMOIL
MORATALLA, Spain Associated Press I N THIShillside town, topped by a medieval castle and surrounded by olive groves, the 120 municipal workers haven't been paid since May. Police have new orders not to use their patrol cars unless they get word of a traffic accident or a crime in progress. The town pool is closed for the summer despite temperatures over 104 (40 Celsius shade. Fees for the public daycare center have doubled. Water bills will soon go up 33 percent and local business owners are seething over euro9 million ($12.7 million) in unpaid bills owed by the town hall, much of it to them. Spain's 8,115 municipalities are being hit by a crushing revenue hangover from a nearly twodecade building boom that went bust in 2008. Officials in Moratalla believe they are the first in Spain to publicly declare their town is on the verge of going broke and that the only way out is an unprecedented program of drastically reducing services while boosting local taxes and fees in an austerity drive that could last eight years. Moratalla and its mammoth debt "are the mirror image of a lot of towns" that have not yet fully admitted the extent of their dire financial circumstances, said Deputy Mayor Juan Soria. "These are hard measures, but they're necessary and I think we have to reinvent ourselves because we've lived beyond our means and we have to lower expectations." There is growing concern in Spain that municipalities and regional governments are increasingly in danger of being unable to meet their obligations. Just this week in the region of Castilla la Mancha, not far from Moratalla, three out of every four pharmacies closed in a "strike" to protest late payment on euro125 million ($178.12 million them by the regional government for prescription drugs citizens get from Spain's regionally controlled national health care system. Local and regional governments took on big obligations during Spain's boom years as their coffers swelled with revenue that has now dried up. In many towns, employees were hired in droves as towns raked in cash from building permit fees, new business license fees and increasing property tax revenues. Officials went on a building boom of their own constructing new roads, schools, day care centers, tourist attractions, parks and places for retirees to gather. The 2008 financial crisis cut funding and turned the boom into a colossal bust. Now construction is at a standstill and businesses are closing as Spain grapples with unemployment of nearly 21 percent, a eurozone high. Many towns are struggling to meet payroll, can't fire workers because of public service employment rules, are frequently making late payments to the health care system and are trying to delay or restructure debt they took on for costly infrastructure projects. The nation could be next in line for a bailout after Greece, Ireland and Portugal and some in Moratalla say the example of their town shows Spain will need help from the European Union, despite pledges by federal officials that Spain won't needa bailout. Debt held by Spanish local governments stood at euro35 billion at the end of 2010, up 11 percent from 2008, amid predictions the amount could go higher this year as municipal revenue continues to decline. "The outlook is bad, and without addressing the problems of the municipalities we'll have more examples like Moratalla," said Pedro Arahuetes, Segovia's mayor and president of the finance commission for the association that represents Spain's municipalities and provinces. "It's either raise taxes or reduce services. There is no machine to make money." Arahuetes says Spain's federal government must consider a controversial reform to mandate the mergers of small communities so they can band together to save on costs, at least for smaller towns numbering 400 people or fewer that have their own municipal governments. BUSINESS PAGE 6B, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE ,17(51$7,21$/%86,1(66&203$1,(6$&7 0,//(5:+((/7' Q 9ROXQWDU\OLTXLGDWLRQ 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWLQDFFRUGDQFH ZLWK6HFWLRQRIWKH,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV &RPSDQLHV$FWRI 0,//(5:+((/ / KDVEHHQGLVVROYHGDQGVWUXFNRIWKH5HJLVWHU DFFRUGLQJWRWKH&HUWLFDWHRI'LVVROXWLRQLVVXHG WKH5HJLVWUDU*HQHUDORQWKHGD\RI-XQH 7UDFH\LFWRU\ 3RUWPRUH+RXVH ODFLV(VWDWH*LEUDOWDU /LTXLGDWRU ,17(51$7,21$/%86,1(66&203$1,(6$&7 (9(5*5283%$+$0$6f,1& ,QROXQWDU\OLTXLGDWLRQ 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWLQDFFRUGDQFHZLWKHFWLRQ RIWKH,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV&RPSDQLHV (9(5*5283 %$+$0$6f,1& KDV EHHQGLVVROYHGDQGVWUXFNRIIWKHHJLVWHUDFFRUGLQJ WRWKH&HUWLFDWHRI'LVVROXWLRQLVVXHGE\WKHHJLVWUDU *HQHUDORQWKHWKGD\RI-XO\ /$0&KXHQ
WASHINGTON Associated Press THEeconomy might not be on the brink of another recession after all. Consumers, who drive most economic growth, spent more on cars, furniture, electronics and other goods in July and more in May and June than previously thought. That burst of activity is encouraging because it shows many Americans were willing to spend despite high unemployment, scant pay raises, steep gas prices and diminished wealth. If it keeps up, the economy might rebound after growing at an annual rate of just 0.8 percent in the first half of 2011. That's a big if. Whether Americans remain willing to spend freely despite the stock markets' wild swings will determine whether the second half of the year is any better than the first. Their 401(k retirement accounts have shrunk. A sustained stock-market decline tends to slow consumer spending because it reduces wealth, especially for upperincome Americans. The richest 10 percent of Americans own 80 percent of stocks. And the richest 20 percent drive about 40 percent of consumer spending, analysts say. That loss of wealth may help explain a report Friday that consumer sentiment hit a 31-year low in August. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's survey, completed early this week, showed that market turmoil and the political strife over raising the federal debt ceiling rattled consumers. "The fact that retail sales held up over the last few months ... is a positive economic development," said Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank. "However, the true test will be to see if consumer activity held up in the face of recent financial market gyrations and slumping eco nomic confidence. So the August data will be of much greater significance." The Dow finished Friday with a gain of 125.71 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 11,269.02. That means the turbulent week in the end dragged the market down just 1.5 percent after it had plummeted as much as 6.3 percent. The Dow is still down about 11 percent since July 21. Worries about the markets and the economy already seem to have caused some shoppers to pull back. The International Council of Shopping CentersGoldman Sachs index, which tracks revenue at stores open at least a year, has shown two straight weekly declines. Claire Sanders Swift, a Washington media consultant, said that after the stock market plunged, she "sent her baby sitter home early and called her broker." "I keep trying to remind myself we've been through this rodeo before," she said early this week. "The fear is making me not want to spend." It's a pivotal moment for the nation's retailers. They're in the midst of back-to-school season and are planning for Christmas sales. Together, the two shopping seasons represent up to half their annual revenue. Retailers are concerned that the weak economy and stock market turmoil could cause shoppers to retreat as they did when the financial crisis hit in 2008. Back then, spending plunged so much that some retailers slashed prices up to 80 percent just to draw shoppers to stores. Others sold jewelry and clothing to liquidators for pennies on the dollar. Some went out of business. This time, retailers seem bet ter prepared. They've kept inventories lean to avoid being stuck with huge piles of markeddown products. Jeff Landis of Chicago-based Montopoli Custom Clothiers said because business has been quiet the past few weeks, he's decided to delay stocking up on fabric for custom suits for fall. And Geoff Stern, owner of Toy Professor, a toy store in Sum mit, N.J., said sales this week were down about 25 percent from a typical August week. Until late this week, a batch of poor economic data and a gloomy outlook from the Federal Reserve set off fears that the economy might be about to slide into another recession. That threat appears to have diminished. But it's hardly gone away. Still overhanging the financial markets and the U.S. economy is concern that Europe's debt crisis will spread through the U.S. financial system. Investors worry that Italy and Spain, two of Europe's biggest economies, might be unable to pay all their debts. If they couldn't, big European banks that hold huge amounts of government debt would be at risk of failure. That possibility, in turn, could harm many large U.S. banks with close relationships with their European counterparts. The mildly positive economic figures in recent days have at least given economists cause for hope. Layoffs are down. Retail sales are up. Gas prices have fallen. Employers added 117,000 jobs last month. That isn't enough to significantly lower the unemployment rate, now at 9.1 percent. But it was more than expected and was an improvement after two dismal months for hiring. Retail sales rose 0.5 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Friday. It was the best showing since March. The government also revised up its estimates of sales for the pre vious two months. Even after excluding gas station sales, which were boosted by a rise in gas prices, sales rose 0.3 percent in July. It was the second encouraging signal for the economy in as many days. On Thursday, the Dow rocketed up 423 points after the government said the number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped below 400,000 for the first time since April. Consumers may feel better later this month as gas prices drop further, economists said. That would help increase their confidence. Gas prices have fallen 10 cents to $3.60 a gallon in the past week down from nearly $4 a gallon in early May. In addition, stock prices have rebounded slightly since the consumer sentiment survey was completed early this week, said Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics. "Confidence is very unlikely to stay this low for long," Dales said. Most large retailers are remaining optimistic. Macy's Inc., Kohl's Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. have boosted their annual profit outlooks. Yet they're also concerned about the risk that conditions will worsen. J.C. Penney said Friday that it expects its earnings this quarter to trail Wall Street estimates. "The tumultuous last 10 days or so haven't given our core customer, the middle income family, any reason to be more confident," said CEO Myron E. Ullman III. 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ROME Associated Press The leader of Italy's largest union is threateni ng a general strike against a n austerity package that P remier Silvio Berlusconi's government hastily pushed through to balance the budget by 2013 and avoid financial collapse. The threat came amid mounting criticism Sundayof the euro45.5 billion ( $64.8 billion) package passed Friday in response to demands by the European Central Bank. Critics say the package a mix of spending cuts, job cuts and tax increases, including a "solidarity tax" for high-earners w ill strangle Italy's stagn ant economy, which is n ow expected to grow by o nly about 1 percent this y ear. O ther critics, including nine members of Berlusconi's own coalition, sayi t unfairly targets the middle class and fails to tack-le Italy's massive tax evasion problem. S usanna Camusso, leader of the CGIL labor union, criticized measures a imed at liberalizing I taly's labor market and t argeting its pension system, saying a strike is theo nly way to "change the inequity of this package." S he told the La Repubblic a newspaper that union o fficials will meet Aug. 23 to set a strike date and invited other unions to join. At least one other union, CISL, said it will not take part in the p rotest, although it said t he package needed to be improved. The new measures include euro20 billion ($28.5 billion tax hikes for 2012 and e uro25.5 billion ($36.3 billion) for 2013. They aboli sh some local government l ayers and gradually elimi nate some 50,000 elected j obs leading to fierce p rotests by local officials. C itizens face a 5 percent additional tax on income above euro90,000 ($128,250 cent additional tax on income above euro150,000 ($213,750 t hree years. B oth Berlusconi and his finance minister, Giulio T remonti, have defended t he government's actions. T remonti insisted the debt crisis could not have been predicted but said it couldh ave been avoided with the creation of Eurobonds, a new joint bond backed by all 17 countries using the euro. "We wouldn't have gott en here if we had had E urobonds," Tremonti t old reporters, calling for more "integration and consolidation of public finances in Europe." Germany, the strongest economy in the eurozone, has rejected the Eurobond i dea. B erlusconi called Italy's new austerity measures fair and said they had won praise from the European Central Bank and leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. E U President Herman V an Rompuy called the m easures were "crucially important" not just for Italy, the eurozone's third largest economy, but for all of Europe. "I fully support and welcome the timely and rigo rous financial measures," V an Rompuy said after talking to Berlusconi on Saturday. Berlusconi insists the measures will be passed by parliament quickly when lawmakers return f rom vacation. But many from the opposition, t he business world and even Berlusconi's own ranks have urged parliament to make amendments. Emma Marcegaglia, the head of Italy's entrepren eurs association Conf industria, praised some moves such as cutting political jobs and liberalizing local services but demanded the government do more to stimulate growth. She also urged an i ncrease in the value a dded tax and a reform of t he pension system. Italy has one of the highest debts in the eurozone. The European Central Bank last week began buying Italian and Spanish bonds to try to stop t hose countries' borrowi ng costs from soaring, so they can avoid the fate of Greece, Portugal and Ireland, which have all needed huge international bailouts. 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Johnson9.829.820.000.8800.64011.26.52% 10.0010.00Premier 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 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity 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) 29 May 2015BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% I nterest 19 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST 2011B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,396.42| CHG 0.02 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -103.09 | YTD % -6.87BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)M aturity 19 October 2017 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A sk $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% 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%L ast 12 Months %N AV 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% 1 3.734713.2291Royal 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% 11.498510.0324R oyal 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% 8.85647.5827R oyal 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 3 1-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 3 0-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) C FAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities) B ISX Listed Mutual Funds30-Jun-11 30-Jun-11 N AV 6MTH 1.535365 2.952663 1.580804 111.469744 115.762221 NAV Date 31-May-11 30-Jun-11 (QJLQHHUQHHGHGPXVWEHSURFLHQWLQ$XWRFDG F DSDEOHRIGHVLJQLQJDOXPLXPUDLOLQJV VKXWWHUVDQGFXVWRPSURGXFWV $ OVRPXVWEHDEOHWRPDQDJHRWKHUV 3 OHDVHHPDLOUHVXPHWR ,DQ#KEVPDULQHFRP ITALIAN UNIONS THREATEN STRIKE OVER NEW AUSTERITY THREAT COMES AMID MOUNTING CRITICISM OF $64.8 BILLION PACKAGE PASSED FRIDAY
Conversations with George Lamming: On Independence T T H H E E S S T T O O R R I I E E S S B B E E H H I I N N D D T T H H E E N N E E W W S S M M O O N N D D A A Y Y , A A U U G G U U S S T T 1 1 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter email@example.com G eorge Lamming of Barbados is a world renowned scholar, writer, critic and educator. Lamming, chosen as the 2004 Distinguished Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, is currently Visiting Professor in the Africana Department at Brown University. Lamming, author of six novels, describes h imself as a political novelist and has been c losely involved in the political and cultural events of the Caribbean and Commonwealth over the last 50 years, remaining an astute critic and commentator on political, historical and cultural events. He exploded onto the literary scene in 1953 with his first novel In the Castle of My Skin, about a Caribbean childhood and the r ealities of colonialism. It remains the most widely read of West Indian novels.Here he discusses a nations independence. N N I I C C O O L L L L S S : : I I n n t t h h e e B B a a h h a a m m a a s s w w e e a a r r e e v v e e r r y y m m u u c c h h i i d d e e n n t t i i f f i i e e d d w w i i t t h h t t h h e e n n a a t t i i o o n n s s t t a a t t e e i i d d e e n n t t i i t t y y t t h h a a t t e e m m e e r r g g e e d d o o u u t t o o f f t t h h e e i i n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e s s t t r r u u g g g g l l e e . T T h h e e i i d d e e n n t t i i t t y y t t h h a a t t i i s s m m e e u u s s u u a a l l l l y y s s t t a a r r t t s s t t h h e e r r e e f f o o r r t t h h e e B B a a h h a a m m a a s s a a b b o o u u t t 3 3 8 8 y y e e a a r r s s a a g g o o . Y Y o o u u s s p p e e a a k k a a b b o o u u t t w w h h a a t t u u s s e e d d t t o o b b e e a a n n e e m m o o t t i i o o n n a a l l l l o o y y a a l l t t y y t t o o t t h h e e o o l l d d e e m m p p i i r r e e ( ( E E u u r r o o p p e e ) ) , w w h h e e r r e e k k n n o o w w i i n n g g w w h h o o y y o o u u a a r r e e w w a a s s r r e e l l a a t t e e d d t t o o y y o o u u r r k k n n o o w w l l e e d d g g e e o o f f t t h h e e o o l l d d e e m m p p i i r r e e . T T o o d d a a y y k k n n o o w w i i n n g g w w h h o o y y o o u u a a r r e e i i s s r r e e l l a a t t e e d d t t o o y y o o u u r r e e m m o o t t i i o o n n a a l l l l o o y y a a l l t t y y t t o o y y o o u u r r n n a a t t i i o o n n s s t t a a t t e e . I I s s t t h h e e r r e e m m o o r r e e t t o o u u n n d d e e r r s s t t a a n n d d i i n n g g o o u u r r i i d d e e n n t t i i t t i i e e s s ? ? L L A A M M M M I I N N G G : Well lets be careful about this state, because the state was always there, all we mean by the state, I mean the state is that com plex of institutions which sort of rule and that was always there. The question was that it was not your state, but the state was there. Any complex of institutions which rule constitute the state. So there was a colonial state, but it was not, you would say, your state. N N I I C C O O L L L L S S : : I I a a m m t t a a l l k k i i n n g g a a b b o o u u t t t t h h e e p p o o s s t t i i n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e s s t t a a t t e e L L A A M M M M I I N N G G : : You cant say that your nationalism necessarily begins with the independence. You cant say that because even during the colonial state, if you go back into the history of the Bahamas, if that is researched, I am going to be absolutely sure that you are going to find figures and moments of resistance to that colonial state. There are going to be any number of people, ordinary working people in the Bahamas who did not accept that colonial state as my state. They were probably very often in the minority and probably very often victimized, even sent to jail, for all kinds of reasons, you dont know why people are in jail, but it often happens that the state regards A or B as an undesirable person to be knocking around, so lets put A or B away. So there is a sense in S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 B B
which you have to look for, I begin with labour, where did the people whose work made possible the existence of the total society, what were they doing in relation to this thingwe call the colonial state. You might find that there may have been a considerable amount of them who were sabotaging it in one way or another. They were doing three days work for ten days work and people would sometimes talk about the lazy man. It is not that he is lazy. It means that what he is doing is refusing to give you the amount of labour you are asking him to give. N N I I C C O O L L L L S S : : B B u u t t t t o o s s o o m m e e e e x x t t e e n n t t , d d i i d d n n t t a a t t s s o o m m e e p p o o i i n n t t t t h h e e r r e e s s i i s s t t a a n n c c e e d d i i e e o o n n c c e e p p e e r r s s o o n n s s a a c c c c e e p p t t e e d d t t h h i i s s n n o o t t i i o o n n o o f f i i n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e , b b e e c c a a u u s s e e t t h h e e n n o o t t i i o o n n o o f f i i n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e i i s s n n o o w w w w e e a a r r e e s s e e l l f f g g o o v v e e r r n n i i n n g g , n n o o w w w w e e a a r r e e i i n n c c o o n n t t r r o o l l o o f f o o u u r r o o w w n n d d e e s s t t i i n n y y . T T h h i i s s i i s s t t h h e e n n o o t t i i o o n n . S S o o w w e e d d o o n n o o t t h h a a v v e e t t o o r r e e s s i i s s t t t t h h i i s s n n o o 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 a a s s . L L A A M M M M I I N N G G : : No that is a serious mistake. As a matter of fact, it is with independence that your real battle begins. Independence may simply mean what I call a social settlement. That the representatives of the Bahamas, or Barbados, they meet and the people from the colonial office, or wherever they come from, they meet and they agree to sign some things and they say okay, from now on you will be in charge of this and we will withdraw from that. And they do it over a table very peacefully as though they are old friends who are making up over a fight, and they call it independence. It is quite often no more than what I call a social settlement. But what you find after that social settlement is that the kind of policies that the people you represent might want cannot be implemented because the people you have settled with have said no, not yet, you cannot do that. So that means that the independence does not have what I would call sovereignty. And what sovereignty means is now to be free from an external control. Most of the independent nations are not free f rom that external control. T hey have the flag and they h ave the anthem and so on, but there is also a force that says, Hold it. You cant carry out that policy. I understand why you want to do it; I know your people are telling you to do it, but in our interests, it would not be wise. So you can have the independence, which I would describe as social but that independence is by no means the achievement of sovere ignty. And by sovereignty I mean to some extent you are exempt or free from an external control or from the controlling influence of some external power. And in many cases, the independent territories live in that kind of twilight period of not really having that sort of sovereignty. The external influence remains very powerful. N N I I C C O O L L L L S S : : I I t t h h i i n n k k t t h h a a t t i i s s s s o o m m e e t t h h i i n n g g t t h h a a t t i i s s n n o o t t i i n n t t h h e e c c o o n n s s c c i i o o u u s s n n e e s s s s o o f f p p e e o o p p l l e e , o o r r c c e e r r t t a a i i n n l l y y n n o o t t m m a a i i n n s s t t r r e e a a m m e e d d , b b e e c c a a u u s s e e p p e e o o p p l l e e c c o o n n f f u u s s e e t t h h i i s s s s o o c c i i a a l l c c o o n n t t r r a a c c t t w w i i t t h h t t h h e e i i r r o o w w n n s s o o v v e e r r e e i i g g n n t t y y . A A n n d d n n o o w w w w i i t t h h t t h h e e e e m m e e r r g g e e n n c c e e o o f f t t h h e e n n e e w w e e m m p p i i r r e e ( ( t t h h e e f f o o r r c c e e a a n n d d p p o o w w e e r r o o f f t t h h e e U U n n i i t t e e d d S S t t a a t t e e s s ) ) , i i t t c c o o m m p p o o u u n n d d s s a a n n d d c c o o n n f f o o u u n n d d s s t t h h e e s s i i t t u u a a t t i i o o n n , b b e e c c a a u u s s e e y y o o u u h h a a v v e e n n o o w w t t h h i i s s f f a a l l s s e e i i l l l l u u s s i i o o n n o o f f y y o o u u r r s s o o v v e e r r e e i i g g n n t t y y w w h h i i l l e e y y o o u u h h a a v v e e t t h h i i s s n n e e w w e e m m p p i i r r e e t t h h a a t t h h a a s s m m o o v v e e d d i i n n ( ( a a n n d d i i m m p p o o s s e e d d i i t t s s i i d d e e n n t t i i t t y y o o n n y y o o u u ) ) . L L A A M M M M I I N N G G : : That has b ecome, not only for the B ahamas, that is now the new e mpire for most part of what is the Western world. The extent of the involvement, I think what is going on in the Falklands, the Middle East, the United States has assumed that kind of role. The Americans would have great discussion about that because they do not see themselves as an empire at all and would say (otherwise their history begins by launchi ng an attack on empire, you know liberating themselves from empire, but from very early, I mean from Jefferson on, they always saw their mission as an expansionary mission. I mean it did not take them long to take away Mexicos land, all of that Califor nia belonged Mexico, so that sense of widening and expanding, and particularly after 1898, after what they call the Spanish-American war, they took away Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The interesting paradox in that is that the Americans see themselves, they see that expansion as in a way as a positive thing. They do believe that they are the heirs to a very special kind of democracy; that they are bringing a message to people. In a way it is very much a replay of what the old empire did when they moved into Africa. What they did was say we didnt come here to rob you; it was a civilizing mission to bring you out of this darkness. The Americans dont say you are in darkness now, but what they imply quite often really is that they have a concept of human rights and democracy, which large parts of the world dont have. It is not really to impose it, but to introduce it to them in as benevolent a way as they can. I believe they believe that as a mission of the United States; not only as a miss ion but as a God-given miss ion. B ut on the sovereignty bit and independence: You cannot be completely exempt from the external influence, but how to you mitigate that. This is where the Bahamas has to find a way of being an essential part of the regional integration movement of the Caribbean. This is the bulwark, because what happens, you cannot deal with that external influence individuall y. Jamaica cannot deal with that external force as just Jamaica. Barbados cant deal with that. But when they bring their 30 or 40 million together as one group, to say no, we have more or less the same interests, and we are going to be affected in the same way, that is a different story. And this is what I meant by the quote of Marti: We save ourselves together or we disappear together. That is what I think has to be planted. How do you depend if it is already there or how do you begin to build that kind of connection and that kind of contribution to that regional integration movement. None of those territories have any real future unless they can really bring that to a complete realization, as quickly as possible, because the forces moving on them are so radical and so swift. This is what I mean by the role of the media. It should be playing a much greater role in getting those societies to talk to each other about themselves and their priorities. N N I I C C O O L L L L S S : : W W h h a a t t i i s s s s o o s s t t r r i i k k i i n n g g t t o o m m e e i i s s t t h h a a t t I I f f e e e e l l i i n n t t h h e e p p a a s s t t 3 3 0 0 t t o o 4 4 0 0 y y e e a a r r s s t t h h e e r r e e h h a a s s b b e e e e n n a a r r e e g g r r e e s s s s i i o o n n i i n n a a n n u u m m b b e e r r w w a a y y s s . I I n n m m y y p p a a r r e e n n t t s s g g e e n n e e r r a a t t i i o o n n t t h h e e r r e e w w a a s s s s o o m m u u c c h h m m o o r r e e i i n n t t e e g g r r a a t t i i o o n n . T T h h e e r r e e w w e e r r e e m m o o r r e e p p e e o o p p l l e e g g o o i i n n g g t t o o t t h h e e U U W W I I ( ( a a s s a a p p r r o o p p o o r r t t i i o o n n t t o o t t h h e e n n u u m m b b e e r r i i n n t t h h e e U U S S ) ) ; ; p p e e o o p p l l e e a a t t t t h h a a t t t t i i m m e e i i d d e e n n t t i i f f i i e e d d m m u u c c h h m m o o r r e e w w i i t t h h t t h h e e i i r r C C a a r r i i b b b b e e a a n n i i d d e e n n t t i i t t y y . I I n n a a d d d d i i t t i i o o n n t t o o t t h h a a t t , a a t t t t h h a a t t t t i i m m e e I I a a m m d d i i s s c c o o v v e e r r i i n n g g y y o o u u h h a a d d m m u u c c h h m m o o r r e e b b l l a a c c k k b b u u s s i i n n e e s s s s e e s s . I I n n t t h h e e d d e e c c a a d d e e b b e e f f o o r r e e a a n n d d a a f f t t e e r r i i n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e , y y o o u u h h a a d d a a l l a a r r g g e e b b l l a a c c k k b b u u s s i i n n e e s s s s c c l l a a s s s s , g g r r o o c c e e r r y y s s t t o o r r i i e e s s , l l i i q q u u o o r r s s t t o o r r e e s s , t t h h a a t t w w e e r r e e s s e e r r v v i i n n g g t t h h e e b b l l a a c c k k c c o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y a a n n d d t t h h a a t t w w e e a a l l t t h h i i s s n n o o l l o o n n g g e e r r w w i i t t h h i i n n t t h h e e c c o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y o o f f t t h h e e m m a a s s s s e e s s . Y Y o o u u h h a a v v e e p p e e o o p p l l e e w w h h o o h h a a v v e e e e l l e e v v a a t t e e d d t t h h e e m m s s e e l l v v e e s s ; ; y y o o u u h h a a v v e e i i n n d d i i v v i i d d u u a a l l s s , w w h h e e t t h h e e r r i i t t b b e e d d o o c c t t o o r r s s , l l a a w w y y e e r r s s , p p o o l l i i t t i i c c i i a a n n s s , w w h h o o h h a a v v e e w w e e a a l l t t h h , b b u u t t t t h h a a t t w w e e a a l l t t h h t t h h a a t t w w a a s s a a p p a a r r t t o o f f a a c c o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y s s w w e e a a l l t t h h n n o o l l o o n n g g e e r r e e x x i i s s t t s s t t o o d d a a y y . A A l l s s o o , w w h h e e n n y y o o u u t t a a l l k k a a b b o o u u t t t t h h a a t t i i n n d d u u s s t t r r i i o o u u s s s s p p i i r r i i t t , d d u u r r i i n n g g t t h h e e p p e e r r i i o o d d o o f f e e n n s s l l a a v v e e m m e e n n t t , w w h h e e n n y y o o u u h h a a d d t t h h a a t t a a g g r r a a r r i i a a n n s s o o c c i i e e t t y y , t t h h a a t t s s o o r r t t o o f f s s p p i i r r i i t t o o f f m m a a k k i i n n g g p p r r o o d d u u c c t t i i v v e e u u s s e e o o f f t t h h e e l l a a n n d d , a a g g a a i i n n y y o o u u n n o o l l o o n n g g e e r r s s e e e e t t h h a a t t t t o o d d a a y y ; ; a a n n d d t t h h e e n n y y o o u u a a l l s s o o t t a a l l k k e e d d a a b b o o u u t t h h o o w w o o u u r r h h e e a a d d i i s s s s e e p p a a r r a a t t e e d d f f r r o o m m o o u u r r b b e e l l l l y y a a n n d d w w e e h h a a v v e e s s o o r r t t o o f f a a b b d d i i c c a a t t e e d d t t h h a a t t r r e e s s p p o o n n s s i i b b i i l l i i t t y y o o f f t t h h e e h h e e a a d d t t o o e e x x t t e e r r n n a a l l i i n n t t e e r r e e s s t t s s , s s o o w w e e a a r r e e n n o o t t e e v v e e n n g g o o v v e e r r n n i i n n g g o o u u r r o o w w n n s s e e l l v v e e s s ; ; a a n n d d t t h h e e n n a a l l s s o o t t h h e e e e x x a a m m p p l l e e o o f f t t h h e e m m e e d d i i a a ; ; t t h h e e r r e e w w a a s s a a t t i i m m e e w w h h e e r r e e t t h h e e r r e e w w a a s s m m u u c c h h m m o o r r e e i i n n t t e e g g r r a a t t i i o o n n i i n n t t e e r r m m s s o o f f o o u u r r e e x x p p o o s s u u r r e e t t o o t t h h e e C C a a r r i i b b b b e e a a n n a a e e s s t t h h e e t t i i c c t t h h r r o o u u g g h h a a r r t t a a n n d d e e n n t t e e r r t t a a i i n n m m e e n n t t , s s o o I I r r e e a a l l l l y y f f e e e e l l t t h h a a t t t t h h e e r r e e h h a a s s b b e e e e n n a a t t a a n n u u m m b b e e r r o o f f l l e e v v e e l l s s a a r r e e g g r r e e s s s s i i o o n n i i n n t t h h i i s s p p o o s s t t i i n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e e e r r a a . L L A A M M M M I I N N G G : : I think there are two things in that, and there may be evidence of that in other parts of the region in that too, I think what we have seen over the last 20 years, but even on a more intensive scale during the 1990s, is what I call, the market has kid napped the society. Money has moved into the market and turned what were societies have now been converted into consumerist service stations. And people have the illusion of having access to whatever. With the invention of the credit card, for example, you can have access to this and access to that. So it is the triumph of that consumerist society. It is the tri umph of that market that has now commodified everything. Everything that you do becomes a commodity for sale. And clearly those people who own and control wealth can exercise (their power That is why they use the media and the advertisements and so on to give you the illusion; you see that thing you are seeing there, you can look like her, you can look like him; you can live in the thing they are living in there. It is the way that market has taken over the society and transformed the society into a kind of consumerist service station that makes people feel no, I cannot waste all that trying to build this, it takes time to build something, when in fact, within half that time, a third of that time, I can make this, I can make that. The question of how you come to control that; that transformation of society into consumerist service stations is a political question that people will have to deal with. That becomes very difficult because what we are talking about now is in the area of a kind of behavioural psychology. T he thing really is how do y ou persuade people to make a fundamental change in their style of living? The people have accommodated themselves to a certain style of living, which is quite often wasteful, but they have persuaded themselves that it is nice; they have been persuaded that it is nice. Right throughout this Caribbean region, we are living way, way beyond our means. We are eating a kind of junk that we d o not really need that is expensive when we could produce for ourselves. It is as if to consume is to exist. If I do not consume I do not exist, which is the philosophical foundation of the capitalist society. Within the capitalist society it has to be, particu larly in an aggressive capitalist society, because the word enough is not in its vocabu lary. Capitalism cannot work if you allow enough to influence people. You never have enough that is why when you hear economists talking it is always about growth, growth, growth. If you are not growing something is wrong. And there has to be this circula tion, this circulation. How do you persuade people to say look, no I dont need that. I really dont need that. It looks nice, but I dont need it. That means changing a whole style of living, because we have confused that thing about style of living with stan dards of living. A high stan dard of living may be a very poor style of life. But we think that the higher the standard of living the more superior the style of life, when it can quite often be the opposite. N N I I C C O O L L L L S S : : T T h h i i s s i i s s w w h h e e r r e e t t h h e e c c i i v v i i l l i i s s i i n n g g m m i i s s s s i i o o n n c c o o m m e e s s , w w h h e e r r e e t t h h e e d d e e m m o o c c r r a a t t i i s s i i n n g g m m i i s s s s i i o o n n c c o o m m e e s s , w w h h e e r r e e t t h h e e m m o o d d e e r r n n i i s s a a t t i i o o n n m m i i s s s s i i o o n n , b b e e c c a a u u s s e e o o f f t t h h e e d d i i f f f f e e r r e e n n t t ( ( i i d d e e o o l l o o g g i i c c a a l l u u n n d d e e r r s s t t a a n n d d i i n n g g s s ) ) o o f f a a s s t t a a n n d d a a r r d d o o f f l l i i v v i i n n g g a a n n d d a a s s t t y y l l e e o o f f l l i i f f e e , o o r r q q u u a a l l i i t t y y o o f f l l i i f f e e . L L A A M M M M I I N N G G : : Like any cancer, the grow, grow, grow thing becomes malevolent. And there is the boom and burst. N N I I C C O O L L L L S S : : I I t t h h i i n n k k t t h h a a t t w w o o u u l l d d m m a a k k e e f f o o r r a a n n e e x x c c e e l l l l e e n n t t s s t t u u d d y y o o f f d d e e s s i i r r e e , b b e e c c a a u u s s e e i i t t i i s s a a c c e e r r t t a a i i n n d d e e s s i i r r e e t t h h a a t t w w e e h h a a v v e e f f o o r r m m o o r r e e . S S o o t t h h i i s s l l a a c c k k o o f f e e n n o o u u g g h h r r e e l l a a t t e e s s t t o o a a d d e e s s i i r r e e f f o o r r m m o o r r e e a a n n d d t t o o l l o o o o k k a a t t h h o o w w t t h h i i s s d d e e s s i i r r e e f f o o r r m m o o r r e e w w a a s s p p l l a a n n t t e e d d , b b e e c c a a u u s s e e I I t t h h i i n n k k y y o o u u c c a a n n p p r r o o b b a a b b l l y y i i d d e e n n t t i i f f y y t t h h e e p p o o i i n n t t s s o o f f t t r r a a n n s s i i t t i i o o n n w w h h e e r r e e t t h h i i s s d d e e s s i i r r e e f f o o r r m m o o r r e e ; ; w w h h e e n n c c e e r r t t a a i i n n d d e e s s i i r r e e s s f f o o r r t t h h e e m m a a t t e e r r i i a a l l w w e e r r e e p p l l a a n n t t e e d d . L L A A M M M M I I N N G G : : That desire quite often, I mean there may be a natural desire for certain things that are basic, and cer tain things that are tied up again in the aesthetic sensi bilitys desires, but a lot of the desire that is linked to more and more has to do with the effectiveness of the adver tising industry. People quite often wake up and discover that after having seen so and so last night in those ads, they discover they need something that they never needed for the last 20 years. And I mean, really need it. So what you have is the very destructive role which the advertising interest plays in actually the creation and persistence of the most perverse kinds of desires, which people then come to feel are real and natural needs of which they are being deprived if somebody says no, I dont think you need that. The advertising industry is one of the driving forces in the shaping of the thing we call desire. INSIGHT PAGE 10B, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Conversations with George Lamming: On Independence F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 B B
THETRIBUNE SECTIONEMONDAY, AUGUST 15, 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 . . . MEACHER DELIVERS THE PAIN TO PEREZ BRADLEY WINS PGA IN PLAYOFF AFTER ROUSING COMEBACK HASSELBECK BIG KEY IN SPEEDING UP TITANS OFFENSE SERENA BEATS STOSUR TO WIN THE ROGERS CUP RONDO, JACKSON SET OCTOBER 1 DEADLINE FOR DECISION T T U U R R N N T T O O 8 8 E E . T T U U R R N N T T O O 7 7 E E . . . By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org N either inclement weathe r nor the defense of Antigua and Barbuda was able to slow down T eam Bahamas as they cruised to an o pening day win in regional qualification play. The Bahamas U-17 girls blanked t he visitors from Antigua and Barbuda 10-0 last night in the first in a series of games to open qualification for the CONCACAF Under-17 W omens Championships. Following a rain delay that exceeded an hour, and amid sloppyc onditions, the Bahamas highpow ered scoring got off to a quick start by scoring in the games secondm inute en route to the rout. D ena Ingraham led the Bahamas with five goals. The 11th grade midfielder from Kingsway Academy a nd a member of the Cavalier FC, scored the first two goals for the B ahamas and four of her five total goals in the first half. Left wing Kennadi Green added t wo goals, while Lauren Haven, J oya Smith, and Shelby Green r eached the scoreboard. Shelby Green added the games f inal highlight when she weaved through a trio of defenders and scored the games final goal in stopTeam Bahamas rules with 10-0 victory over Antigua Dena Ingraham leads the U-17 girls with five goals 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 By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b email@example.com AS a junior, Anthonique S trachan recorded the f astest time in the womens 200 metres this year. Now the high school track phe-n omenon is eager to test her ability at the senior level in the IAAF World Champi o nships. Last Thursday, Strachan was named by the Bahamas Association of Athletic A ssociations as one of the 18 athletes that will carry the national flag at thec hampionships in Daegu, South Korea, August 27 to September 4. Im hopingt o perform even better than I did at the Junior Pan Am back in Miramar, she said. At these games, Im expecting to lower my personal best and even get the junior world record. Despite running with a strained Achilles tendon, Strachan clocked a blazing 22.70 seconds to not only clinch the gold, but smashed both the Pan Am and the Bahamas national junior records in Miramar, Flori da, at the Pan Am last month. The time has also been recorded as the fastest by any Bahamian this year and the fifth best lifetime achievement behind Debbie Ferguson-McKenzies national record of 22.19; Pauline Davis-Thompson's 22.27; Savatheda Fynes 22.32 and Chandra Stur rups 22.33. The world junior record is 22.58 that was set by Grit Breuer of Germany in Seville, Spain, on October 3, 1991. For Strachan, who will celebrate her 18th birthday on August 22 when she is expected to be at a mini training camp in Daegu, you would think that she might have some jitters. But she proudly stated: No not really because I dont let the crowd get to me. Everybody is going out there to do the same thing, which is to win. So Im going there to do the same thing just like everybody else. As for being a junior athlete stepping up into the senior ranks, Strachan was asked if there is any pres sure for her to go to the championships and perform? I dont feel that much pressure because I really wanted to go to world champs and run with everybody because theyre doing better times than what Im doing, but Im expecting to come out doing better times myself, she said. A confident Strachan said shes really excited to run against athletes like Ameri cans Shalonda Solomon and Carmelita Jeter and Jamaicans Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart, along with Fergu son-McKenzie and Nivea Smith, who have secured their spots in the line-up. Usually you only sit down and watch them run on TV, or visualize them on line and think about how fast they are, she said. But Im not going to concentrate on it because if I concen trate too much on them, I wont be able to concentrate on myself. One other area that Stra chan will have to concen trate on at the worlds is being a part of the pool for the resurgence of the Bahamas 4 x 100 relay team. She will be joining Ferguson-McKenzie, Nivea Smith, Sheniqua Q Fergu son, Cache Armbrister and Bianca Stuart as part of the contingent that the coach ing staff will select the team from. Although she didnt real ly want to comment on the relay, Strachan did point out that all of the girls going into the relay pool have decent times, so we just have to get the stick around and we could come out on top. While the preliminaries and semifinals of the womens 200 will take place on Thursday, (September 1 the final will be contested the following day on Friday (August 2 But for the first time at either the worlds or the Olympic Games, the 4 x 100 relay final will close out the championships on the final day of competition on Sunday (September 4 The final of the mens 4 x 400 will now be contested on Friday (September 2 while the women will be on Saturday (September 3 Anthonique has her eyes on junior world record ON TRACK: Anthonique Strachan (centre
By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org THE C&M Productions professional boxing card was scheduled to have featured Ryan Big Youth McKenzie in the co-main event at Nas sau Stadium Saturday night. Although his opponent Alex Lubo was present, the fight never came off as promoters Charlie Major II and III encountered a snag that prevented the two from appearing in the ring. Instead, McKenzie got into a shouting match outside of the ring with super middleweight champion Jermaine Choo Choo Mackey as they hurled comments against each other, rallying up the crowd for a possible showdown in the future. What the fans didnt get from the McKenzie-Lubo fight was made up in what then turned out to be the comain event between Dencil Death Miller and veteran John the Beast Wesley. In was originally set up as an exhibition some time ago but didnt come off as Miller got sick just before the bout. The real fight was a lopsided one. Miller, who entered the ring using Frank Sinatras song My Way, delighted the crowd from the opening bell. He eventually caught Wesley with a left that floored him to the canvas. After he got up from the mandatory eight count, Miller continued the onslaught until the bell sounded to end the round. In the second round, Miller continued to take the fight to Wesley, who didnt have any defense at all and the fight was eventually stopped. It was a great fight. I could have really took him out in the first round, but the game plan was to take it slow, look for the opening and then exe cute, Miller said. That was what I did. Contrary to the lyrics of Sinatras song, Miller is not officially done with boxing yet. I will fight a couple more f ights, but Im only going to be fighting guys in my age bracket or three or four years down, said the 44-year-old Miller, who didnt get started boxing until he was 27. My days of fighting the younger guys are over. Those guys have a lot of stamina. They are young. I dont want to go in there with them and get hurt. I will just wait and see what is next for me. The only other pro fight on the undercard saw Anthony Psycho Woods out-class the smaller but quicker Kato Ferguson for a three-round unanimous decision. The fight was great, but I didnt come out the way I wanted to because the flu hadme down a bit, Woods stated. I tried to knock him out, but he was a good fighter. He stopped the knockout. Woods, who had a eightpound difference on Ferguson, was the aggressor throughout the fight. He overpowered Ferguson and had him pinned to the ropes a number of times. In his defense, Ferguson did manage to get loose and threw a number of shots, but they were not effective enough to slow down or stop Woods. Three amateur bouts were held prior to the pro segment. In the first bout, Keron Knowles won over Dion Kemp. Ricardo McKenzie and Tony Pierre tangled so much in the second bout in the second round that the ring ropes came loose. Once the organisers fixed the ropes, Pierre was declared the win ner as he dominated the third round. And Angelo the Rock Swaby had a solid performance as he went inside on the taller Anton Brown to pull off the upset after the fight was stopped in the third round. While it turned out to be a good night for boxing, a num-b er of the fans were disapp ointed in the late start and the number of times the action was stopped to fix the ring ropes. By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter email@example.com W i th the return of professional boxing at the Nassau Stadium Saturday, Meacher Pain Major wasted little time in disposing of CubanAmerican Alex Perez before he turned his attention on his former long-time mentor and coach Ray Minus Jr. With the main-event fight delayed into the wee hours of the night as C&M Productions ironed out some logistics with the Bahamas Boxing Commission and the ring ropes, Major sent Perez packing back to Florida with a c risp right to the body for a t echnical knockout two minu tes and 21 seconds into the third round of their scheduled eight-round affair. It was a body shot in the third. It really took the wind out of him, said Major as he celebrated with his victory. I was really trying to take him out in the other rounds, but that was the only shot I got. After I saw the opening, I landed the straight right to the mid-section and he just d ropped. I knew I caught him a good shot, but some guys could take a good shot, so after the first two rounds, I knew his body was taking a toll. So just followed the instructions from coach Nathaniel Knowles. Major said Knowles is definitely his best trainer since he left Minus Jr. But he noted that he is going to Florida to hook up with another trainer in Anthony Chills Wilson to prepare for the Minus Jr fight that is set for October 29. At first I thought it was a joke, said Major about the fight already sanctioned by the Bahamas Boxing Commission. I was training in Buffalo when they told me about it. I told them that they cant be serious. When I get home we will talk more about it. When I got home we had a meeting a nd the commission say the f ight is sanctioned. So Im really happy. Once hes done with Minus Jr in the much anticipated fight before Minus Jr retires, Major said he will be campaigning with the Bahamas Boxing Commission for a shot at the British Commonwealth title sometime next year. Minus Jr, present for the show as he had some of his competitors in the amateur segment, said hes going to be ready for the fight. As for Perez, who found h imself on the defensive t hroughout the fight, he said M ajor definitely has what it takes to be a contender for any title. He caught me with a good body punch. That was it, said Perez who decided to remain on one knee as he got the eight count from referee Storr. I wasnt expecting that punch. It was a good one. I just couldnt get back after that. Perez, who has fought three t imes for a world title, said he has faced some stiff competition around the world. But Major is a special competitor, he said. Hes real quick. Hes a fast g uy, he said. Ive seen better, but he should do very g ood. Who knows, if he can c ontinue what hes doing, he could be a champion. SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011, PAGE 3E page time just before the final whistle sounded to end the match. The Bahamas is slated to return to action at the Roscow Davies Soccer Field against Bermuda at 6pm August 18, while Bermuda and Antigua will play 6pm Tuesday (August 16). The Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda and Bermuda group will open qualifying as the first of four, three-team Caribbean groups that will start the elimination process. Group B will be comprised of Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica and St Kitts & Nevis, with dates and times yet to be determined. Guyana is scheduled to host Group C in Georgetown August 17-21 with Curacao and Anguilla, while the Dominican Republic will be home in San Cristobal against Aruba and Jamaica August 24-28 in Group D. The four group winners will advance to a second group stage from which three will qualify for the eight-team CONCACAF finals next year. The finals also will include North American sides the United States, Canada and Mexico and two from Central America. CONCACAF will send three teams to the U-17 Women's World Cup set for September 12 to October 13, 2012, in Azerbaijan. Bahamas rules with 10-0 win over Antigua F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 E E THE second annual S treet Legends and Guiness Bridging the GapC ommunity Basketball League is now into its p ostseason play. All rounds of the playoffs and c hampionships will be a best-of-three series. Heres a look at the schedule of games on tap: W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y ( ( A A u u g g u u s s t t 1 1 7 7 ) ) , C C h h r r i i s s t t i i e e P P a a r r k k E astern District 1st r ound at 7pm top seed Ryan Pinders Lizzys L ions vs No.4 seed C armichael Western District 1st round at 8pm top seed C harles Maynard Golden Isles West vs No.4 Street Legends Golden IslesE ast Northern District 1st r ound at 9pm top seed Debbie Bartlette Gems 1 05.9 FM vs Glenys Hann a Martins Englerston Ballers S outhern District 1st r ound at 10pm top seed D r Kendall Majors Gard en Hillsiders vs Street L egends defending champions Kennedy Con stituency 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 9 9 ) ) b b e e s s t t o o f f t t h h r r e e e e , D D W W D D a a v v i i s s G G y y m m 7pm Western District playoffs finals: No.2 Arnold Forbes Mt Mori ah East vs No.2 Tommy Turnquests Mt MoriahW est 8 pm Northern Dist rict playoffs finals No.2 B ernard Nottages Bain T own Destroyers vs No.3 Paul Moss St Cecilia Twin Towers 9pm Southern District finals No.2 Shane Gibsons Golden Gates Trailblazers vs No.3 Pinewood Gardens 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 2 2 0 0 ) ) , D D W W D D a a v v i i s s G G y y m m 7pm Eastern District playoff No.1 Ryan Pinders Lizzys Lions vs N o.4 Carmichael 8pm Western District playoffs No.1 Charles Maynards Golden Isles West vs No.4 Street Leg ends Golden Isles East 9pm Northern District playoffs No.1 Debbie Bartlette Gems 105.9 FM vs Glenys Hanna Martins Englerston Ballers 10pm Southern District playoffs No.1 Dr Kendall Majors Garden Hillsider vs Street Legends defending champions Kennedy Constituency M M o o n n d d a a y y ( ( A A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 2 2 ) ) , C C h h r r i i s s t t i i e e P P a a r r k k 7pm Western District No.2 Arnold Forbes Mt Moriah East vs No.3 Tommy Turnquests Mt Moriah West 8pm Northern District No.2 Bernard Not tages Bain Town Destroyers vs Paul Moss St Cecilia Twin Towers. 9pm Southern Dis trict No.2 Shane Gibson Golden Gates Trailblazers vs No.3 Pinewood Gardens Bridging the Gap community basketball league in postseason Meacher delivers Pain to Cuban Perez with TKO in the 3rd round Has fists set on fight against his former coach and long-time mentor Ray Minus Jr in October MEACHER PAIN MAJOR Co-main event doesnt square off