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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 3/1/2007
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Minister attempts

to shed light on

murder of his son


* By KARIN HERIG and
PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporters
AGRICULTURE Minister
Leslie Miller yesterday ques-
tioned the existence of justice
in the Bahamas' legal system as
he attempted to shed light on
- the murder of his son, Mario
M iller.- ., .... .. .. .
Mr Miller, in contributing to
the evening debate in the House
of Assembly on an amendment
to the Bail Act, claimed that
justice had been subverted in
the court case of his son's mur-
der and that those persons,
responsible for Mario's death
are still "walking free." Mario
Miller was murdered five years
ago. His case, which is yet to be
heard by the courts, was


adjourned to March 5.
However, the minister was
prevented from giving a com-
plete point-by-point presenta-
tion of circumstances sur-
rounding his son's death when
he was repeatedly interrupted
by Prime Minister Perry
Christie and Cat Island MP
Philip Davis. ,
Both the prime minister and
Mr Davis.attempted to dissuade
Mr Miller from speaking about
the case in parliament.
Mr Davis pleaded -with Mr
Miller to discuss the matter
"some place else."
Prime Minister Christie gave
the Deputy Speaker of the
House Anthony Moss who
was presiding over proceedings
SEE page 11


US consulting firm is set to

investigate Clifton Pier oil spill
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
GOVERNMENT has commissioned a US consulting firm to inves-
tigate the origin of oil spilled at Clifton Pier and to suggest ways in
which future spills at the site can be avoided.
"(There are) two phases: the first is the evaluation of the current
problem and the second is the review of the practices for upgrading,"
Donald Cooper, under secretary representing the BEST commission
said yesterday.
Washington-based firm ICF consulting have been engaged to assist
in investigating the accumulated oil contamination -*- which "may be
in the groundwater", according to.Mr Cooper and to determine its
origin.
He said he expects that within six weeks the firm will.be in a position
to give a report reviewing the scale and source of the contamination.
SEE page 11


A YOUNG man,
found deep in bushes off
Johnson Road, became
the thirteenth homicide
for the year yesterday.
Inspector Clayton Fer-
nander, officer in charge
of the homicide squad
stated that shortly after
1pm, as a result of infor-
mation received by
police, uniformed officers
of the Fox Hill division,
along with plain clothes
officers from the CDU,
began a search in the
area of Kemp Alley, off
Grant Street.
According to Inspector
Fernonder, the lifeless
body of a black male,
wrapped in a blue blan-
ket, was found 400 feet
deep in the bushes off
Kemp Alley.
Mr Fernander said it
appeared that the man
suffered two lacerations
to the head. Insp Fer-
nander also said that the
man had plaited hair and
was found on his back.
Though the police did
SEE page 11


Rastafarians
protest for
equal justice
0 By BRENT DEAN
DOWNTOWN Bay Street
came to a standstill yesterday as
Rastafarians marched to parlia-
ment to demand equal justice and
an end to religious discrimination
in the Bahamas.
Sixty to seventy protesters
marched from Arawak Cay to
parliament captivating both
locals and tourists. Many
marchers wore T-shirts com-
memorating the two hundredth
anniversary of the abolition of
slavery. Whereas, others were
dressed in traditional Rasta robes
- coloured in red, gold and black
- playing African drums that
echoed booming chants in front
of parliament.
The march culminated with a
presentation of a document that
listed the demands and grievances
of Rastas and grass roots people
to Prime Minister Perry Christie,
SEE page 12


al ssYstem



Anna Nicole
to be buried
1in Bahamas
on Friday
0 By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
....AS A court yesterday cleared
the way for Anna Nicole Smith to
be buried in the Bahamas on Fri-
day, it was also decided that a
Bahamian court may hear the
V DNA case to determine the
... paternity of the deceased's infant
daughter.
-- Three judges of a Florida Court
of Appeal ruled yesterday that
the remains of the former Play-
boy playmate will go to the
Bahamas, where she will be
interred next to her son at Lake-
view Cemetery.
In the paternity case, Broward
Circuit Judge Lawrence Korda
yesterday ruled that he has no
,1W jurisdiction to decide the case in
4A ,Florida.
As a consequence the case
could now be heard either in the
1 Bahamas or in California.
.As the courts were hearing evi-
dence in these two cases, Florida
police travelled to the Bahamas
OF ' to investigate if there are any
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'Favourable'
Baha Mar plan growth projects
was approved for 2007 economy
by hotel line By NEILHARTNELL
Y Tribune Business Editor
Staff Un1on' JOBS and business opportuni-


* By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHA Mar's early retirement
and voluntary separation plan was
approved by the hotel line staff
union before it was introduced to
employees, The Tribune has
learned.
Mr Basil McKinney, treasurer
of the Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU), said union execu-
tives were consulted on the plan
by hotel management, and the
union approved the plan.
Last week, Mr Obie Ferguson,
president of the Bahamas Hotel
Managerial Association, accused
Baha Mar of union-busting for
introducing the plan to its mem-
bers, without union consultation.
Under the plan, all full-time
employees up to the director's
SEE page 12


ties created by tourism invest-
ment projects have given the
Bahamian economy "favourable"
growth projects for 2007, the Cen-
tral Bank of the Bahamas said
yesterday.
In its update on monthly eco-
nomic developments for January,
the Central Bank said continuing
construction activity and tourism-
related investment spending indi-
cated that the economy contin-.
ued to grow in January.
Both commercial banking sys-
tem liquidity and the Bahamas'
foreign currency reserves
improved, as credit demand
"abated".
The Central Bank said the fis-
cal deficit, the difference between
the Government's spending and
revenue earnings, dropped by
62.9 per cent to $26.4 million dur-
ing the six months to December
31, 2006. This means that the
Government spent $26.4 million
SEE page 12


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new bill


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A final DRAFT of the Envi-
ronmental Protection Act
should be prepared "within the
next four weeks", it was
announced yesterday.
The Act will form the legisla-
tive basis of the country's first
national environment policy,
Minister of Energy and the
Environment Dr Marcus Bethel
said told members of the media
yesterday.


"There is ongoing work right
now that the Attorney Gener-
al's office is conducting and per-
fecting the final draft before it
goes back to parliament," Dr
Bethel said.
He added, however, that that
due to the upcoming election it
is difficult to say exactly when
the legislation will go before
parliament.
Speaking at press conference
for the release of the first-year
report of the fledgling Ministry
of Energy and the Environment,


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ment the Bahamas' "raison d'e-
tre: its' reason for being."
"Our environment is what
makes us who we are as people
and also it's what brings busi-
ness to the Bahamas, and we
cannot afford to sacrifice our
environment," he said.
However, Dr Bethel pointed
out that a balance must be
struck between development
and economic growth, and envi-
ronmental protection.
He stated that legislation
alone cannot always effectively
safeguard the country's envi-
ronmental heritage and urged
the public to take responsibility
for their surroundings.
"When the environment is
degraded, it is degraded because
of individual's indiscretion -
irresponsible dumping of
garbage, littering of streets.
"The department of environ-
mental health has a monumen-
tal task in keeping up with
cleaning up after individuals
who have disrespect for their
environment (and) so the mes-
sage has to be directed to all
and sundry that we have to go


* DR Marcus Bethel


to the next level in keeping our
environment clean," he said.
According to Dr Bethel, an
upcoming Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection and Plan-
ning to be brought into exis-
tence upon the passing of the


new Act will assume the
responsibility of "protecting
the environment and ensur-
ing that environmental issues
are given consideration in all
areas of development within
the country."
Under the department's
jurisdictional umbrella there
will be a diverse variety of
environment-related functions
that are currently dispersed
across five or six ministries,
such as the granting of permits
for private or commercial
activities that impact the envi-
ronment, Dr Bethel explained.
The minister emphasised
that this department will
"have the teeth to enforce the
laws" and will allow the coun-
try to "move forward (and)
in a far more integrated and
cohesive fashion at the level
of governance in providing
for development and a sus-
tainable environment."
Also discussed at the
release of the report was the
proximity of a National Ener-
gy Policy, which is set to
address concerns such as the
cost of Bahamian energy, as
well as possible alternative
sources such as solar or
hydropower.
Harvey Morris, vice-chair-
man of the National Energy
Policy Committee said that a
draft document on that sub-
ject should be ready for
release by his committee in
the next six weeks.
However, he said the first
draft would be "very basic"
and added that he could not
give a timeline as to when
consultation would take place,
or when in fact the final ver-
sion will be completed.
An Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank (IDB) consultant
is working with the government
on forging the document, which
has been described as "one of
the most important policies we
will discuss for years" by sever-
al commentators, including the
executive director of the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce, Phillip Simon.


STIFFER traffic penalties,
including jail time for certain
offences, including drunken dri-
ving, are included in a new par-
liamentary bill.
The aim is to reduce the road
death toll and crack down on
reckless motorists.
The bill for an act to amend
laws relating to road traffic was
laid on the table of the House of
Assembly yesterday.
This act will come into force
on a date to be publicised in the
Gazette.
Among many amendments
were stiffer fines or even prison
time for traffic offences.
For example, no person dri-
ving a truck shall permit a pas-
senger riding in the rear of the
truck to sit or stand on the
truck's fenders and tailgates.
Any person found guilty of
this offence shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine
not exceeding $200 for a first
offence and a fine not exceeding
$500 for a subsequent offence.
Also, anyone found to be dri-
ving under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs could be liable to a
fine up to $3,000 or a year in
prison. Also, the driver may
face suspension of his driver's
licence or a combination of a
monetary fine and prison time.

$1,600 of
marijuana
discovered by
DEU officers
POLICE were called to the
freight area of the mv Sea Link
After they were alerted by a con-
cerned citizen about an unusual
odour on Potters Cay Dock.
Following a search by Drug
Enforcement Unit officers, an
unidentified box containing 16
pounds of marijuana with a
street value of $1,600 was found.
According to press liaison
officer, Inspector Walter'Evans;
no arrests were made, and
investigations are continuing.


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Roberts is
quizzed on

funding for

new school
INDEPENDENT MP for
South Andros Whitney Bastian
raised questions in the House
of Assembly yesterday regard-
ing the building of a primary
school in Fresh Creek, Andros.
Mr Bastian, who said there
was no money for the school's
construction in the gbvernmen-
t's annual budget, asked
whether the reported tendering
for the building was nothing
more than political rhetoric.
Mr Bastian continued to ask:
"Where is the money coming
from?"
To this, Minister of Works
and Utilities Bradley Roberts
said that he was somewhat con-
fused. He asked whether Mr
Bastian was more concerned
with the school being built, or
the source of the funds to build
the school.
Mr Bastian said he was con-
cerned where the funds were
coming from, as he viewed the,
promise of constructing the
school an "election ploy" if no
money was available.
Mr Roberts said it would be
common practice to know that,
if a school costs $2 million, only
a small portion of those funds
would need to be paid during
this fiscal year.
The remainder of the funds,
he said, would follow in the pro-
ceeding year. To this, Mr Bast-
ian only responded that he
"expected" those answers.

Dominicans

fined for

fishing

illegally

TWELVE Dominicans have
been charged in magistrate's
court and fined for poaching in
Bahamian waters.
The crew of the 70-foot fish-
ing vessel Emilia, who were
reportedly apprehended by the
RIyal Bahamas Defence Force
laSt week, were arraigned
before magistrate Carolita
Bethel on Tuesday charged with
illegally fishing in Bahamian
waters, possession of prohibit-'
ed apparatus as well as posses-
sion of undersized grouper and
crawfish.
The boat captain, Juan San-
tos, was fined $59,000 or will
serve a year in jail. The eleven
other crew members were all
fined $2,500. The boat, appara-
tus and fish were ordered con-
fiscated.

Residents
of Current
Island asked
to meet
CURRENT Island residents
and descendants of Current
Island are being asked to attend
the regular monthly meeting on
Monday, March 5. The meet-
ing will take place at the home
of the vice-president. Refresh-
ments will be served.

Nightspot
holds its
first 'Full
Moon Party'
PLUSH, Nassau's newest
nightspot, is holding the first of
its Full Moon Parties on Satur-
day night.
The theme for the event is
'Black and White', and organ-
isers are telling people to dress
appropriately or come in any-
thing to make an impact.
There will be drinks specials
all night, and music provided
by a live DJ.
Co-owner Deon Haven said:
"Everyone goes a little crazy
when it's a full moon, so get
dressed up, come along and
have a good time with us."
Plush is on the second floor of


the Blue Marlin restaurant on
Paradise island,and is open
from 7pm until late.


Bahama Rock to




repair damage in




Eight Mile Rock


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMA Rock Company
has assumed responsibility for
causing damage to homes in
Eight Mile Rock as a result of
intense rock blasting last sum-
mer.
It has agreed to repair affect-
ed houses in the area, Minister
of Energy and Environment
Dr Marcus Bethel said yester-
day.
Delivering the ministry's first
year report, Dr Bethel said an
investigative team sent to Eight
Mile Rock last August to look
into formal complaints by res-
idents about the blasting activ-
ities -involved in the dredging
of Freeport harbour deliv-
ered the determination that the
blasting was disruptive to the
community, and needed to be
reduced.
Furthermore, although it
was "difficult to determine
what quantity of damage (to
homes) was due to blasting,
and how much to weathering"
from the three hurricanes that
had struck the island in recent


years, Bahama Rock agreed
to undertake repairs to houses
in the community closest to
where they were blasting the
Harbour West sub-division.'
"The latest report is that
they are working with indi-
vidual home owners with a
view to trying to proceed with


a programme of restoration,"
said Dr Bethel.
The blasting was first raised
as an issue in August last year.
Residents complained to the
press and lodged formal com-
plaints with the ministry that
Uheir homes were suffering
from the blasts in the form of
cracks in walls and ceilings.
The sheer shock of the sud-
den vibrations which emanated
throughout the area was also a
cause for concern.
. The government issued a
"cease and desist" order that
month. On August 22, the
company which exports 2.5
million tons of rock products
annually was allowed to con-
tinue for a month of "test blast-
ing" as part of the governmen-
t's effort to ascertain its level of
responsibility for damage to
nearby homes.
Ultimately, a less disruptive
way forward for the company
was found which involved tech-
nical changes to how the blast-
ing was carried out, including
"reducing the amount of blast
material going into the
ground," said Mr Bethel.


FNM names challenger



to face Cynthia Pratt


THE FNM announced its
40th and final election candi-
date yesterday, a challenger it
hopes will defeat Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt
in the St Cecelia's constituency.
Felton Cox will be the par-
ty's standard bearer in that
area.
Mr Cox was born in Acklins
and attended the All-Age
School on that Island. In Nas-
sau he attended Western
Junior, Western Senior, St
John's College and the College
of The Bahamas, where he
studied advanced-level Eng-
lish.
He also completed studies
in accounting and finance at
Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr Cox managed Cox's
Food Stores and worked as
an assistant auditor at a lead-
ing hotel, a sales representa-
tive at Dominion Life Assur-
ance Company, and was a lec-
turer for the Life Underwrit-
ers Association of the
Bahamas.
He was also a tour and taxi
union representative and pres-
ident of the Taxi Cab Union
Association.
He is now a realtor with
Delaco Development Compa-
ny, having completed an
appraiser's course in Florida.
Mr Cox is'a former mem-
ber of the Bahama Brass
Band, former national table


* FELTON Cox


tennis champion of The
Bahamas and former presi-
dent of the Bahamas Table


Tennis Association.
He is a member of the
Church of God of Prophecy.


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JetBlue in offering a passenger bill of rights.
A weird winter has, at last, galvanized air
passengers and produced the threat that Con-
gress will act if carriers don't.
"Critical mass has now been reached,"
declared Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly. And
for once just this once even the most free-
thinking secular progressive has to agree with
the guy.
On the Friday before New Year's, Ameri-
can Airlines Flight 1348 sat on the tarmac in
Austin, Texas, for nearly 10 hours. It might still
be there had the pilot not lost patience and
steered into an empty gate without clear-
ance.
A massive thunderstorm rolled through the
Dallas-Fort Worth area that day, diverting 80
flights from American's hub.
Bound from Oklahoma City to Dallas, Flight
1682 sat on a tarmac for eight hours and two
minutes. A transcontinental Zurich-to-Dallas
flight was diverted to Oklahoma City, where it
sat for more than eight hours. The passengers
had been on the plane for 22 hours by the time
they finally deplaned in Dallas.
American Airlines apologized in the press,
termed the tarmac delays "a mistake," blamed
the weather, promised compensation. And, of
course, it counted on controversy like a thun-
derstorm blowing over.
And then, after balmy conditions in Janu-
ary, winter finally blew into the East Coast.
A Valentine's Day snowstorm left 1,000 pas-
sengers, on nine different JetBlue flights, strand-
ed inside grounded airplanes. One sat on the tar-
mac for 11 hours. Air and toilets grew sour,
and passengers were given little or no informa-
tion why the airline would not set them free.
The.fiasco managed to unite liberal California
Sen. Barbara Boxer with Bill O'Reilly.
"I've been stuck on the tarmac many times in
my travel back and forth to California some-
times with the weather and traffic, it's unavoid-
able," said Boxer, "but to keep passengers -
which usually include infants and the elderly
on a plane for hours in the worst of condi-
tions is unacceptable."
Boxer and Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif.,


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announced that they were drafting passenger
rights legislation.'
And O'Reilly? Apt to accept explanations
from the White House, Fox's mighty mouth
drew a line with the airlines.
"The flight crews are the best in the world,
accidents are rare. It is management that is
abusing people, and the government must step
in and force standards of decent behaviour on
these people," O'Reilly declared.
The threat of a Boxer rebellion plus a cultural
warrior's call to battle is not to be taken lightly.
And something very unusual happened after
the Boxer and O'Reilly broadsides.
JetBlue accepted responsibility and cancelled
dozens of flights until it could get its act in order
and Chairman David Neeleman took to the air-
waves to announce an offer of compensation
and his own passenger bill of rights.
JetBlue promised to compensate passengers
stuck on planes based on the length of their
delay. If stuck on the tarmac for one or two
hours, you get $25 off the next JetBlue flight. If
stuck for four hours or more, you receive a free
round-trip ticket.
If you sit for more than five hours, JetBlue
will find a way to get you off the plane.
The airline also has promised to increase the
number of phone lines open for changing reser-
vations. It will triple the size of the group that
schedules pilots and stewardesses.
JetBlue left itself one big out. If cancella-
tions and delays are "beyond the company's
control," it doesn't have to pay.
Nonetheless, Mr. Neeleman is one smart
cookie. Applause instantly replaced jeers. The
free publicity is worth the $30 million, that Jet-
Blue will pay for this month's storm.
Will this kind of self-regulation keep Con-
gress' passenger rights legislation on the tar-
mac?
Part of me hopes so. If anybody could screw
up travel worse than airline executives, it's gov-
ernment.
Still, one carrier doth not an industry make.
The insular management at American Airlines
needs to be heard from. In the days when he
worked for Sen. Warren Magnuson, Delta
Chairman Gerald Grinstein Seattle expatri-
ate and another sharp cookie helped craft
landmark consumer protection legislation.
United would get a far better response were
it to mail me a passenger rights plan, instead of
the Visa application.

(* This article is by Joel Connelly of the
Seattle Post-Intelligencer 2007)


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I WAS shocked at what I
heard from the nation's Chief
Executive, recently. Can you
imagine that a person will
request the assistance of
another of equal rank to give
advice and guidance to a
deputy who had assumed an
acting position at short notice.
The invitee complies in the
spirit of national interests.
However, later the same CEO
turns out to be ungrateful and
says: "Don't flatter yourself.
I also solicited the assistance
of an assortment of local peo-
ple to give guidance".
Who cares when you have
at your service a highly quali-
fied person who has himself
held the position for ten years.
Perhaps I am a bit harsh in
my assessment and condem-
nation, but I feel that such atti-
tude is akin to what Brutus
. did to his friend Caesar, or
even a Judas Iscariot.
When someone in the com-
munity reacts in this way, I
feel that the worker concerned
shows the lowest form of
behaviour. All I can say is why
be surprised when youngsters
copy this same tactic and
behave badly.
When this government
assumed office, a seminar was
held to apprise the new mem-
bers of the relationship
between the executive, leg-
islative and judicial arms of
government under the 'West-
minster' style of governance.
It seems that not everybody
learned the lessons well.
Because shortly thereafter
there was an abuse and misuse
of what is known in the Civil
Service as "Handing Over
Notes", which are compiled
whenever there is a change in
Ministerial assignments
whether in the same Party or
upon the assumption in office
of a new government. They
are meant to ease the transi-
tion so that there is continuity
of service. These are compre-
hensive reports on the work-
ings of each Ministry and the
semi-governmental agencies
within its portfolio together
with an Executive Summary
compiled by senior staff of up-
to-date information. Impor-
tant features are the budget,
staffing and projects in
progress.
What happened when the
newcomers assumed office


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was unprecedented. They
used the information to
"bash" the former govern-
ment for works in progress. It
never dawned on them that
when they took their assign-
ments, it became their duty to
carry on where the former
government left off. Not until
the public cried out in exas-
peration that they were wast-
ing time instead of perform-
ing their duties as prescribed
did this abuse stop.
Recent events also suggest
that there are persons even at
this late stage who are unfa-
miliar with the "Westminster"
style of governance. They can-
not accept when a wrong has
been committed by them-
selves and the natural conse-
quence. Instead they react by
blaming everyone but them-
selves. Such behaviour is con-
sistent with the world of
"Third World" administra-
tions, and they would do well
to graduate from this grade.
It is similarly shocking to
see what the present govern-
ment wants to do in the Pen-
sion Bill to withdraw the pen-
sion from the former leader


of this country instead of
according him the dignity he
deserves. Bahamians are, no
doubt, aware that when the
current Leader of the Oppo-
sition was Prime Minister in
charge of the government, he
increased the salary approxi-
mately one hundred percent
(100 per cent plus) of the then
Leader of the Opposition
(now Chief Executive) from
the paltry sum which had been
in place for the previous 25
years by his own Party. What
a difference One gives, and
the other wants to take away.
I just hope that they do not
interfere with any other
Bahamian's pension in the
above mentioned manner.
As a matter of information,
there is no limit on the num-
ber of times one can run for
top office if requested to do
so as in this instance, as can
be seen in Britain and some
Caribbean countries.
(Even in those countries
where there is a limitation -
United States, for example- I
believe the terms refer to con-
secutive terms. However, in
this, I stand to be corrected).


SHIRLEA VOTER
Nassau,
February 26, 2007.


Foolishness of


the highest order

EDITOR, The Tribune.
LIKE most Bahamians and a good number of people around the
world, I was completely caught up in the clamour surrounding the
ill-advised visit of Government Minister Shane Gibson to the bed-
room of the late Anna Nicole Smith. So much so, that the full
import of the "interview" on ZNS television on Monday night, Feb-
ruary 12, 2007, completely escaped me until a colleague brought it
to my attention, and it is this; it is patently wrong, and an abuse of
the people's television station for it to be commandeered, and
have its regularly scheduled programming pre-empted to allow a
Government Minister to effect damage control, spin and otherwise
attempt to smooth over the negative consequences of his own
actions with free television time on the people's television sta-
tion, and at the people's expense.
By any measure this is foolishness of the highest order. If Mr Gib-
son felt the need to get his side of the story out, and had called a
press conference at any time, at his office at the Immigration
Department, or anywhere in the world for that matter, make no
mistake about it, the press would have been there, and certainly
would have reported far and wide in print and electronic media
whatsoever it was that he had to say. But no, instead of doing
that, the decision was made to take over the people's television sta-
tion at prime time for the benefit of one hapless Cabinet Minister
so that he could be allowed to defend himself against his own
unwise actions.
In my opinion this prostitution of the public's media asset is yet
another reason why this entire poor excuse for a government (Per-
ry Christie and his whole crew) must be soundly voted out of
office at the earliest available opportunity by the decent people of
the Bahamas.
WELL FORBES
Nassau,
February 13, 2007.


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Woman is
charged with
operating
lottery

A WOMAN was charged
in magistrate's court yester-
day with operating a lottery
in her web shop.
Anita Lorentini Allen, 31,
appeared before Chief Mag-
istrate Roger Gomez charged
with presenting her premis-
es to be used for a lottery.
Court dockets stated that
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A MAN appeared in mag-
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Emmanuel Cyrile, of Eden
Street, appeared before
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t, Gomez. He pleaded not
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February 22, while at Par-
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PLP criticised for Crown Land policy


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE PLP government is on a
mission to "give away" as much
Crown Land as possible to for-
eign investors, an MP claimed
yesterday.
North Eleuthera MP Alvin
Smith told the House of Assem-
bly that he was in conversation
with young Bahamians in The
Bluff area of Eleuthera who
questioned what they perceived
to be "deliberate acts on the
part of the government to deny
them access to Crown land."
"They wanted to know why
Bahamians like themselves,
who have applied years ago for
small pieces of Crown land, can-
not get them.
"They wanted to know, how is it


* ALVIN Smith


that as soon as foreigners apply,
the government, it seems, responds
in writing and in deeds right away.
They asked the question 'Is the
Bahamas still for Bahamians?',


and 'Is our government working in
our best interest?'
"My response to them was,
the Bahamas does belong to
Bahamians, but the government
is on a mission to sell or give
away as much of our land as
non-Bahamians request. I also
told them that sometimes a peo-
ple have to challenge the estab-
lishment to preserve certain
rights and send the message
they will not be treated as sec-
ond-class citizens in their own
country," he said.
PLP MP for North Andros
Vincent Peet asked if Mr Smith
was implying that the govern-
ment was "giving away" Crown
land to foreigners.
Mr Smith continued: "Again,
Mr Speaker, this matter arose as
recently as Sunday, February 4,


Investigation into outbreak


at PMH close to completion


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
MEDICAL experts are near-
ing the end of their investiga-
tion into the bacterial outbreak
at Princess Margaret Hospital's
dialysis unit and will soon be
able to reveal if it was responsi-
ble for any deaths.
Minister of Health. Dr
Bernard Nottage yesterday
announced that a report will
soon be shared with the public
concerning this matter.
Dr Nottage was speaking at a
press conference to welcome
the newly-appointed president
of the Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO) Dr Mir-
ta Roses Periago.
Dr Periago explained that
PAHO had been lending its
support to the Ministry of
Health in investigating the out-
break.
"We are here to support the
government in identifying what


is going on, the string of events
that produced the outbreak. We
have been supporting with
experts," she said.
PAHO's representative in the
Bahamas Linda Campbell told
The Tribune that the govern-
ment had requested her organ-
isation's help in identifying
experts in the field of infection
control.
"We recruited expertise from
outside the country and the gov-
ernment paid for it. In this case
we got a technical expert in
infection control from Brazil,"
she said.
Earlier this year it was
claimed that the bacterial out-
break, which began last July,
had caused up to five deaths
among the hospital's dialysis
patients.
However, Dr Nottage said
that although some patients
died, it is unknown at this point
if the bacteria at the dialysis
unit was responsible.


He explained that the Min-
istry of Health, with the help of
medical experts, was conduct-
ing a case-by-case investigation
into the deaths.
During her stay in the
Bahamas, Dr Periago will liaise
with local medical profession-
als and Ministry of Health offi-
cials.
Yesterday, the PAHO presi-
dent expressed particular
delight in the success of the
country's HIV/AIDS pro-
gramme.
Dr Periago said the Bahamas
can serve as a model to other
countries when it comes to the
reduction of mother-to-child
transmission of the disease.
She added that she was very
impressed with the dignity and
human touch that is being
brought to the programme.
"Beyond the technical
aspects, it's really an inclusive, a
comprehensive care," she said.


while talking with some resi-
dents of The Bluff about con-
stituency matters. A young man
shared some disturbing and dis-
couraging experiences of young
Bahamians who have applied
for but cannot legally get access
to Crown land.
"Some started their homes
and were recently given letters
advising them to stop building
on Crown land. Bahamians, Mr
Speaker, yes Bahamians are
being told by government's
actions to wait until they the
government first get the for-
eigners straight.
"I assure my constituents that
an FNM government will put
in place a transparent system of
regular and efficient processing
and approval of requests for
public land, by Bahamians,


where justified," he said.
Mr Peet again interjected, stat-
ing that Mr Smith was attempt-
ing to mislead the House.
"The member, Mr Speaker,
of North Eleuthera was present
at the time of the signing of the
heads of agreement for Royal
Island. And he praised the gov-
ernment and the investors more
than I did. And he was more
than happy to welcome them
into Eleuthera," he said.
Mr Peet also added that the
government is fully committed to
empowering Bahamians by pro-
viding them with Crown land and
other investment opportunities.
"So for the member to try
and give the impression that this
government is not helping
Bahamians is totally, totally out
of order and wrong," he said.


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If you have to make the case so strongly...


DOESN'T it stand to
reason that if you
have to make your case so
strongly that you don't really
have a strong case? Christie
propagandists are all over the
radio, television and print media
trying to make the case that he
is a great leader and has done
great things for the Bahamas.
They are trying to make the
case that the economy is per-
forming at "unprecedented"
levels and that things have nev-
er been better.
The problem is, any reality
that clear should easy to see. It
would be self-evident. The peo-
ple would be able to feel, touch,
see and enjoy it. Indeed, if real-
ity was as the Christie propa-
gandists say, they and the PM
would not be acting like des-
perate people trying to retain
power in the face of failure.
What else could explain the
prime minister raging on televi-


sion threatening anyone who
disagrees with him and his par-
ty, threatening the media, and
asking a woman recently
deceased to pray for him to
fight his illusionary enemies?
A prime minister confident
of the success of his efforts and
the obvious nature of the same
would be effortlessly going
about his business doing what
he has been doing to continue
having the obvious success he
has been having.
Instead, we have in Prime
Minister Perry Christie a man
who has decided that he has to
be someone other than himself
and do things that he tried to
avoid doing in order to defeat
failure.
The problem that PM
Christie is having is not The Tri-
bune plotting against his gov-
ernment, insufficient public
relations, or so-called "dark
forces" plotting his demise. The
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reality check. The reality is that
things are far from as good as
he and his people say.
The problem is that PM
Christie has been a mediocre
leader. His administration has
not been impressive. His gov-
ernment has made some huge
blunders and too many of his
ministers have been scan-
dalous.
This reality was self-made by
him and his people. This is the
reality that the masses of
Bahamians experience and soon
they will have something to say
about it. Perhaps it is the fact
that the PM has already been
hearing them speak and is now
trying desperately to change
their talk.



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"DARK FORCES"

It really was stunning to
hear the Prime Minister
of the Bahamas and his Har-
vard-trained Minister of For-
eign Affairs speak of some
"dark forces" threatening to
topple him. Listening to them
brought images of lunatics
brushing imaginary bugs off
their clothing and shouting fran-
tically that the whole world was
out to get them.
Actually, this ploy was an
admission by PM Christie and
his team that they do not have a
record capable of winning the
confidence of the majority of
voters in the upcoming election,
otherwise they would rely on
their record rather than this
foolish propaganda.
It is inconceivable that lead-
ers in the Bahamas would come
to believe and to spread as fact
crap that Ingraham is the pup-
pet of some dark forces inter-
ested in recapturing some
bygone era from which we have
long moved on. That is so


The problem
that PM Christie
is having is not
The Tribune
plotting against
his government,
insufficient
public relations,
or so-called "dark
forces" plotting
his demise. The
problem that he
is Waving is
reality check.


ridiculous as to be insulting to
intelligent minds. Indeed, only
desperate minds could conjure
up such nonsense.
The issues in this upcoming
election are real and profound.

TROPICAL
EXERINTRSI


They must be given focused
attention. Crime, immigration,
land ownership, economic
empowerment, education, the
environment, international
trade and foreign relations are
just a few of the issues that we
must consider seriously. Who
the heck has time for the illu-
sions of dark forces trying to


It is inconceivable
that leaders in
the Bahamas
would come to
believe and to
spread as fact
crap that
Ingraham is the
puppet of some
dark forces
interested in
recapturing some
bygone era from
which we have
long moved on.


take over the country? Besides,
PM Christie and his team have
done a good job championing
their own demise. They do not
need the help of any dark
forces.
ECONOMIC
DISCRIMINATION

f there is economic dis-
crimination in The
Bahamas, what is its source?
When some people refer to this
discrimination, do they do so
on the basis of race or what?
For every white wealthy
Bahamian family in the
Bahamas, a black wealthy
Bahamian family can be named.
For example the-re are some
Kellys, Pritchards, Knowles and
Symonettes who are known to
be wealthy white families while
at the same time we have some
Wilsons, Turnquests. Butlers
and Maynards who are black
wealthy families.
Would anyone be suggesting
that the wealthy white Bahami-
ans discriminate while the
wealthy blacks do not and only
do so because they are white?
If this is not the case, then what
is the basis of the discrimina-
tion?
Is the discrimination a mat-
ter of what financial institutions
do? Do banks treat black
Bahamians differently than
white Bahamians? If this is so.
which banks? Is it Common-


wealth Iank whichh is today
niajoiity owned by a wealthy
white Bahamian family but pre-
dominantly managed by black
Bahamians? Is it the same
Commonwealth Bank that is
today essentially the lender of
last resort for most black
Bahamians?
If it is not Commonwealth
Bank, then is it the Bank of The
Bahamas or The Bahamas
Development Bank. both of
which are owned by the gov-
ernment of The Bahamas and
by extension the people of The
Bahamas? Would these
Bahamnian-owned banks be
practising economic discrimi-
nalion and could they be
allowed to do so notwithstand-
ing that they are owned and
controlled by the government?
There are only a couple of'
other Bahamian owned banks.
Is anyone suggesting that they
are practising economic dis-
cLimination? All other banks
are owned by non-Bahamians.
Are they practising economic
discrimination?
If that is so, it would seem
that the .special committee
appointed by the House of
Assembly a couple of years ago
should be able to speak to this
matter.

n the other sectors of the
economy, is there a sug-
gestion that economic discrimi-
nation is being practised? Is the
government practising it in its
grant of millions and millions
of dollars of contracts? Are
wholesalers and retailers prac-
tising it in their sourcing, hiring
or sales practices?
The issue here is that respon-
sible people should not launch
broad statements about dis-
crimination without providing
reasonable proof of same. This
is especially true when they seek
to backdoor the issue of race in
doing so. This dark effort
should be met with intelligent
inquiry and a demand that those
attempting it be held to make
their claim with clarity and
specificity.
THOU.GHT.FOR
THE WEEK

G Tod is not inter-
ested merely in
freeing black men and brown
men and yellow men, but God
is interested in freeing the
whole human race. We must
work with determination to cre-
ate a society, not where black
nmen ar e superior and other men
are inferior and vice versa, out a
society in which all men will ive
together as brothers and recspe:'t
the dignity and worth of human,
personality." Martin Luther
King Jr


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to be installed I


on Long Island


IN a few days the installa-
tion of solar powered emer-
gency runway lighting is set
to begin at Deadman's' Cay
and Stella Maris airports on
Long Island.
Minister of Transport and
Aviation Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin revealed this yesterday
during her communication in
the House of Assembly.
"I am pleased to advise that
the Stella Maris Airport,
which was reopened to com-
mercial air traffic more than
seven months ago after refur-
bishment of its runway at a
cost of more than $500,000
and after years of neglect, is
currently undergoing addi-
tional work to expand the
capacity of the airport, includ-
ing the expansion of the
apron area," she said.
"On the question of the
Deadman's Cay airport, I
have heard some noise in the
political realm that the Dead
man's Cay airport has beer
neglected and perhaps deliber-
ately so.
"There has been a land-clear-
ing exercise around the airport's
perimeter and extensive fenc-
ing works were commence
several months ago.
"However, issues about land
ownership have arisen which
have stalled the project. I have
been advised that surveyors


* GLENYS Hanna_Martin


- have now been engaged to assist
us in that regard," she said.
_ Mrs Hanna-Martin noted that
these emergency lighting sys-
- tems have already been
s installed at airports on several
- Family Islands such as Acklins,
I Crooked Island, Bimini,.Ragged
Island, Andros and Cat Island,
I among others.
"Anyone who has lived in
- any of these Family Island com-
s munities will fully appreciate


the implications of this pro-
ject," she said.
"In the case of emergencies
and in particular medical
emergencies on those islands,
these darkened runways have
over the generations been lit
up by truck headlights for air-
planes to land to collect per-
sons ih distress or in serious
risk or life-and-death circum-
stances," she said.
Last .year the government
signed an agreement with
Carma-nah Technologies
Corp, a Canadian company
that supplies solar powered
lights used by civilian and
defence operations, for the
acquisition and installation of
solar powered emergency
runway lighting systems on 16
Family Islands airports at a
cost of some $2.3 million.
"I am also advised that
instructions have been given
for works to begin at Marsh
Harbour Airport, another pro-
ject that has long been delayed
and which marks the first major
infrastructural work to this facil-
ity since its construction many
years ago," she said.
"As it relates to the opera-
tion and control of these light-
ing systems, the Royal Bahamas
Police Force will be responsible
for turning on and off the lights
in the event of emergencies,"
the minister said.


Old Bahama Bay becomes


destination for weddings


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Old Bahama
Bay Resort and Yacht Harbour
at West End is becoming a pop-
ular venue for weddings on
Grand Bahama, and now offers
in-house co-ordination services
for local and destination wed-
dings on the island.
The resort was where singer-
actress Solange Knowles, sister
of singer Beyonce Knowles, was
married a few years ago.
Ms Scheren Saunders was
recently appointed by the resort
to serve as its new
weddings/group functions co-
ordinator.
Since her appointment, Old
Bahama Bay is now offering in-
house co-ordination services for
local and destination weddings.
"With its idyllic setting, Old
Bahama Bay is quickly becom-
ing a destination of choice
among visitors and residents
alike for weddings, honey-
moons, anniversaries and other
special events," said Ms Saun-
ders. .
She said the resort offers
innovative wedding pro-
grammes with tailored packages
from private ceremonies to lav-
ish outdoor and indoor parties
for post-nuptial receptions, at
either 60-seat Bonefish Folley's
Bar and Grille, or at the 80-seat
Aqua fine dining waterfront
restaurant, or a poolside recep-


tion for small or large groups
of up to 200 persons.
As wedding co-ordinator, Ms
Saunders is responsible for pro-
viding personal follow-up on all
weddings/group function book-
ings. Additionally, she oversees
all vendor contracts eg florists,
priests/ministers, musicians,
transportation, photography,
salon services, and wedding
licence requirements.
She also works closely in con-
junction with the resort's direc-
tors of resort sales and food and
beverage departments, offering
interested clientele a "one stop"
function/catering experience.,
Once guests arrive, Saunders
handles rooming details, menu
requirements, set up designs,
entertainment activities and any
additional requirements guests
might have.
Additionally, prior to visiting
the property, couples can
browse the resort's website at


www:oldbahamabaydbit 'with
its own 'wedding' lirk to request
information pertaining to wed-
ding packages, legal require-
ments, catering menus etc
beforehand.
Ms Saunders, who confesses
that she never intended to
become a wedding co-ordina-
tor, said she now considers her
career choice "a blessing rather
than a job."
"Each wedding is special in
its own way...but some stand
out more than others," she said.
The resort's management was
pleased with the appointment
of Ms Saunders.
According to the resort, she
has received numerous hospi-
tality training awards, including
a BahamaHost Certificate of
Merit. Her experience in the
hospitality industry dates back
over ten years as a transfer
agent, front desk agent and star
meeting concierge.


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LOALNW


Inagua flamingo caretaker James



Nixon passes away at age of 92


CONSERVATION hero
James "Jimmy" Nixon, who was
one of the first caretakers of the
flamingos at the Inagua Nation-
al Park in the 1950s, has died
at the age of 92.
Mr Nixon died at his home
in Mathew Town, Inagua, on
Friday, February 23. Due to the
work of James "Jimmy" Nixon,
the Bahamas can boast of hav-
ing the world's largest breeding


colony of West Indian flamin-
gos.
Mr Nixon served as Bahamas
National Trust warden of the
Inagua National Park for 44
years. Mr Nixon and his broth-
er, Sam, also deceased, were the
first caretakers of the flamin-
gos at Inagua National Park in
the 1950s.
In 1952, the National
Audubon Society sent


researchers to Inagua to pre-
serve the West Indian flamin-
go, which was facing extinction
because of poachers and wild
hogs on the island.
The society met James and
Sam making an effort to save
the birds, which numbered a
mere 3,000. The National
Audubon, working with the
Society for the Protection of the
Flamingo in The Bahamas,


appointed Sam Nixon, the first
flamingo warden on Great
Inagua. Later in 1952, Sam's
brother, Jimmy, became his
assistant.

Protection

In 1959, the Bahamas
National Trust assumed respon-
sibility for protecting the flamin-


gos, which were sought for their
exquisite feathers and tasty
meat. The brothers then
became employees of the
National Trust.
The work of the Nixon
brothers has contributed to a
success story that is recognized
internationally and has brought
many visitors to the island -
including Prince Philip, the
Duke of Edinburgh, in 1989-


to see the beautiful birds in their
natural habitat.
Today 60,000 birds, all pro-
tected by law, inhabit Inagua
National Park. Today, the
Nixon tradition of conservation
and love of their island contin-
ues through other family mem-
bers. On Saturday, friends and
family will gather in Mathew
Town to say their final farewells
to James "Jimmy" Nixon.


Bahamas becomes sole destination


sponsor of Ebony pre-Oscar party


The Bahamas became the
only destination sponsor of this
year's Ebony Pre-Oscar Party
in Hollywood at the Jim Hen-
son Studios.
The party has been hosted for
the past three years in honour
of excellence in African Amer-
ican film and media. This year's
party honoured celebrities For-
rest Whitaker, Janet Jackson,
Halle Berry and Herbie Han-
cock.
This is the first year of par-
ticipation for the Bahamas and
to celebrate, the Bahamas
brought along a group of
Junkanoo dancers, bringing a
piece of Bahamian culture to
the party. Junkanoo dancers
took the spotlight in traditional
garb, colourful costumes con-
structed of cardboard, alu-
minum rods, crepe paper, chick-
en wire, sequins and glue, rep-
resenting anything from drag-
ons and bats to Queen Eliza-
beth.


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HAUL 10. I HUHbUAY, MARCH 1,2007


LOCALNEWS


Scotiabank gives



buses to Elizabeth ^



Estates Home


* MINISTER of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin cuts the ribbon
during the presentation of two new Toyota Hiace buses to officials of the Elizabeth Estates
Children's Home and the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development
(Photo: BIS/Patrick Hanna)


* By Bahamas Information
Services -
OFFICIALS of the Elizabeth
Estates Children's Home got a
major "assist" from Scotiabank
with the donation of two 15-seat
Toyota Hiace buses.
The buses, equipped with
rear-cabin cooling, sliding win-
dows, an easy walk-out door
and fold-up back seats to allow
for carrying large loads, were
also licensed, inspected and
insured comprehensively by
Scotiabank for two years, com-
pliments of Bahamas First Gen-
eral Insurance Company Limit-
ed.
Minister of Social Services
and Community Development
Melanie Griffin lauded Scotia-
bank for its "generosity", saying
the vehicles "are much-needed
gifts" as the facility is home to
up to 50 children, who must be
transported to various events in
a timely manner, including
school, church and community
activities.
"You would appreciate that
moving up to 50 children
around on any given day can be
challenging and that there is
need for reliable, safe, compre-
*hensively insured transporta-
tion," Mrs Griffin said.


"Through this donation
today, Scotiabank has filled a
great and urgent need (as) these
children have the same needs
and enigage in the same kind of
activities as children do in their
own homes and therefore have
the same transportation needs,"
she added.

Partnership

Mrs Griffin said the dona-
tion of the two buses by Sco-
tiabank, and the management
of the home by the Anglican
Archdiocese through a grant
from the Bahamas govern-
ment is a "shining example"
of how collaborations between
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She said the decision to con-
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location was made so that it
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"I therefore encourage the


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All that we can do for these
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Mr Michael Rolk, vice-pres-
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Body discovery is

i year's 13th murder

, FROM page one
n t officially identify the victim, grieving family members in the
area said they were certain it was 32-year-old Anthony Wood-
,side. who was last seen around 9 o'clock Monday night.
Ms Selena Smith, fought back tecrs as she spoke to I he press
about the tragic death of her son. She said that just before her
son had been found dead he had spoken to the police about a
known criminal in the area, who terrorised residents by firing
gun shots throughout the community.
., Ms Smith thinks that this is the person who is responsible for
'ih i son's death. Apparently, according to Ms Smith. he declared
I .li. he was going to kill her son after he found out that it was hei
-n who had reported him to the police.
Residents of the area stated that the criminal had even threat-
0rened to;kill a young woman who he is alleged to have aped -
flOaId burnfdown her house if she continued criminal proceed-
;I r ..gainst him. The young woman dropped the charges, resi-
nt ciii' claims.
N:I Smith slated that "with all this killing going on. some
S..ii., r.cd,,e to be done She also declared that Bahamians
,ced to it government know thai it is now time to hang the
.ihless killers who commit these cold-blooded crimes.
We want them hung, because we just putting them up to Fox
Sill, and when we put them there, we feed them we keep them
ean, just for them to come out and kill somebody," she said.
Some residents expressed their frustration that no convicted
inurderers have been hanged during the current government's
+'nlernm in office.
A relative of the deceased said that government will only
',ecome truly aggressive with violent criminals when theii fain
*"'Ihies are affected.
-' The relative suggested that protected politicians are only
giving lip-service to the fight against violent crime.
i:p She, and residents around her, referred to cases in which
."repeat violent offenders are given bail, or are somehow released,
""'to continually prey upon the community.
o ;


FROM page one
commonalties in the deaths of the
cover girl and her 20-year-old son
Daniel.
Seminole Police ('hie Charlie
Tiger arrived in Nassau on Mon-
day for a two-day fact-finding
mission.
fHe was accompanied by police
officers and a team from the
Broward County medical exam-
iner's office.
Assistant Police Commissioner
Reginald Ferguson told US
media yesterday that Chief
Tiger's team was here to investi-
gate the "sudden death" of Ms
Smith and the surrounding unan-


Bahamas burial

for Anna Nicole
swered questions.
However, Chief Supt Marvin
Dames told The Tribune that
there is nothing unusual about
the Florida team's visit.
Mr Dames explained that just
as the Bahamian police needed
help from California authorities in
their investigation of Daniel's
death in September of last year,
Florida police are now seeking
assistance in the case of Ms
Smith's death.


US consulting firm
FROM page one
"'In addition to that (the) %ill) kork with (the foui principal) com-
pIailes in iii'l-I,,, a nmumitoum sltandlnd fo, fuel handling." he
added.
Mi Cooper said he inuicipates that the company's work will get
knaler way ii March. Dtimig the month they will liaise with the.oil
i|tPort coiripanies, as well as BEC, requesting that they make available
mcii tacilities, staff and records to the company.
"'This is not a casting of blame exercise it's a ,ommoun responsibil-
ity exercise by all those corporate citi/cn', he said, adding that "one
Joes hav,- (to identify sources to ensure that thost. sources are stopped."
Hc said thia a further six weeks will probably be required for the firm
o "review -i,:h company to determine if thcir current practices are up
(o tlhe standards we have set for them.",
In November 2005 BEC admitted that the malfunctioning of a
reverse osmosis plant located on the power station compound at
Clifton pier had resulted in residual oil spilling into the nearby ocean.
At the same site just under two years earlier a separate breach saw
oil leak from underground into the ocean
On both occasions BlE( moved quickly to contain and minimise the
spills using oil dispersants, and expressed a commitment to the pro-
tection of the environment.


;Minister attempts to shed light on murder of his son


n FROM page one
t !I
"'last night his "considered
opinion" that for Mr Miller to
"address the murder case of his
son any further would be break-
'-ing the parliamentary rule of
l'hot talking about matters that
,,,are under adjudication.
L. However, Mr Miller said
'/that his son cannot speak for
_'himself, and that he was not
-"oing to discuss anything that
" was material to the case.
"He's in the graveyard in
Woodlawn Gardens. I'm not
,alluding to anything that is
C-before the court or anyone
-' vho is charged with that case.
-'I'm alluding to the fact that
Justice; in my opinion, was sub-
verted and those who walk
free in this country tonight,
!"knowing that at any time I
attempt to speak (I am pre-
Svented)," he said.
Minister Miller last night
began with outiming vhat hi
called the "most horrific day
ot my life."
He said that on June 22
2002 he received a call trum
flis tricuo Audrey McKinney
W ho instructed him to "go to
uper Value grocery store in
Winton Heights in connection
with a matter concerning my
Sson, Mario Miller."
S"Along with Mario's mother,
SHelen, we proceeded to Super
SValue gi ocei y stoi e in Winton
Heights and we encountered a
!h lrge gathering of persons on
e western grounds of Super
v alue grocery store," Mr
i millerr said.
The Agriculture minister
t..id that he and Mario's moth-
S,.were then told to go to
i incess Margaret Hospital as
,,,.,on as possible.
S "Upon arriving at the rear
T:: the hospital, we were met
my good friend Dr Bernard
Nottage, who was accompa-
nied by Dr Franklin Walkine.
"On a hospital stretcher was
h our dear son, Mario, covered
h in blood, with what appeared
to bemultiple stab wounds to
his chest, neck and abdomen
and with one gaping wound
q, through his heart," Mr Miller
said.
0 At this point the minister
was interrupted first by ('at
Island MP Philip Davis and
0 then by Mr Christie.
In continuing, Mr Miller said
that he and Mario's mother
N stayed at the hospital for a few
4 hours while the hospital
Pathologist cleaned Mario's
liody in order to make him
Slresentable for viewing.
"It was then that we also dis-
covered the gruesome knife
Sounds to his groin area.
'It was obvious to see that
Smy son, Mario, suffered a hor-
rific and agonising death,
sparked by an unspeakable
stage that would be repulsive
4


to any decent human being,"
he said.
The minister said that a few
days after Mario's "heinous
demise", he was approached
"by one Dion Bowe."
"Dion Bowe informed me
that he knew the Jamaican
who had come to the Bahamas
by way of Chub Cay and had
killed my son. Dion Bowe
claimed that he could assist me
in dealing with the J.amaican.
"As the police investigation
proceeded,' it was ascertained
that a former girlfriend of the
person I mentioned had slept
in my son, Mario's house at nmy
residential compound on Sas-
soon Drive.' he said
Mr Miller-had to' stop with
his comments at this point as
the deputy speaker told par-
liameot that he A as observing
the prime minister's advice and
asked the Agriculture Minis-
ter to continue with his contri-
1) ,li I n t.-I i i,,l h ,"
son s murder case again.
Mi Linistic last night told
the HIouse ol Assembly that
S .. : ;'. 1. in of justice


in our country and no matter
how hard and harsh it is, those
of us who are leaders must
exercise the greatest care
ensuring that even though in
our opinion justice .was not
served, that while the matter
is pending, we are obliged by
the rules of this House, not to
interfere with the process of
the rules of the House."
According to reports, the
prime minister, who had
already left parliament last
night, was asked to return by
members who had become
aware of the explosive nature
of Mr Miller's contribution.
"I did not want the Attor-
ney General to make this
point, I wanted to make'the
point myself," Mr Christie said.
"This is an important issue that
involves the justice system and
the parliamentary process and
I would urge the minister not
to be in conflict with that issue
are clear.
"I myself was trying to avoid
to get into a conflict with the
minister in this regard," Mr-


Christie said.
Mr Miller in closing said that
"everyone in this country has a
right to be heard in a fair and a
transparent manner." Her said
there should be no interfer-
ence "by those in the proper
places to interfere in these
matters."
"This is the only place I got
to speak my son's case," he
said. "Others do what they
please up at that place, up the
road there, they do what they
please, I can't interfere there.
"I can't do anything, I am
harmless. I am hopeless too,"
he said.
Mr Miller said that his son
has "a story that needs to be
told."
"I want justice."
"I will say it anywhere to get
justice, fair justice, that every.
one in this country is equal
that it (does not) matter who
.011 kno 'A ot who you are, he
Aid.
The minister said that he
intends to deal with the
matter of Malio's death "out
there "


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'Favourable' growth projects for 2007 economy


FROM page one

more than it earned during this period of time.
The Central Bank said government revenues
during this six months rose by 14.8 per cent com-
pared to the previous year, reaching $626 million.
and outpacing the 5.9 per cent spending growth to
$652.3 million.
"Stamp taxes associated with a share purchase
transaction" were the main driver behind a 12.3 per
cent hike in tax income, while non-tax revenues
rose by 56.3 per cent due to higher collections in
fines, forfeits and administrative fees.
Recurrent spending on the Government's wages,
salaries and rents rose by 2.5 per cent in the six
months to December 31,2006, while capital spend-
ing on infrastructure projects such as roadworks


. .


increased by 28.2 per cent.
For October 2006, visitor arrivals fell by 14.2
per cent to 297,646. New Providence, which attracts
54 per cent of arrivals, saw visitor numbers drop by
24.2 per cent, largely due to weakness in cruise
arrivals.
While sea arrivals to Grand Bahama rose by
2.1 per cent, air arrivals fell by 23.1 per cent to
drop total arrivals by 4.9 per cent. Family Island
arrivals rose by 5.6 per cent, with air and sea
arrivals up 12.5 per cent and 4.8 per cent respec-
tively.
Consumer price inflation rose by 2.36 per cent in
the final three months of 2006, compared to 1.36
per cent in the same period in 2005, driven by a
4.3 per cent rise in food and beverage prices
and 3 per cent for medical care and health ser-
vices.


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level working in the Bahamas and
Florida have been offered a one-
time, completely voluntary oppor-
tunity to end their employment
with Cable Beach Resorts and
receive an attractive compensa-
tion package based on their posi-
tions and length of employment.
Employees have been given six
weeks to consider the offer.
In addition, the developer said
that those who participate in the
plan and can prove that they have
enhanced their skills through con-
tinuing education or specialized
training after leaving Cable Beach
resorts, will receive first interview
consideration when hiring begins
for Baha Mar in 2010.
Baha Mar also claimed the plan
complies with all labour laws and
union guidelines.
However, Mr Ferguson
claimed Baha Mar had "disre-


Baha Mar
garded the requirements of the
Industrial Relations Act and their
industrial agreement."
According to him: "The agree-
ment that BHMA has with Baha
Mar requires them to send the
union a written notice of any pro-
posed changes that they wish to
make to the industrial agreement
and up to this date that has not
been done."
Mr Ferguson also claimed
Baha Mar was "exposing" itself to
a possible lawsuit if the company
insisted on offering the plan to
its members.
But the BHCAWU the
nation's largest union says it
has "no problems" with the plan
being offered to its members.
"We have no objections to it,"
said BHCAWU treasurer Basil
McKinney.


M RASTAFARIANS protest in Rawson Square yesterday.


(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)


Rastafarians protest


FROM page one

in Rawson Square.
One of the major grievances of
Rastas is the discrimination they
face in the school system. Cur-
rently, Rasta children are allowed
to go to public schools without
havingto cut their hair. However,
many private schools most of
which are Christian religious
schools refuse to allow Rasta
children to enrol.
Apostle Diamond Harrison,
one of the leaders of the march,
stated that successive govern-
ments have not done enough to
end the discrimination that Rastas
and grass roots people face, espe-
cially in regard to education.
" "The constitution is drawn up
and set for the private schools so
that they (the government) can't
tell them what to do. So, Rastas
can't attend these schools, which
the government subsidiess"
Dion Hanna, who participated
in the march, stated that succes-
sive governments have not done
enough to empower black peo-
ple in the Bahamas. Conse-
quently, he stated that this march
was about raising the concerns of
black people in the Bahamas, and
worldwide. He said:
"This is about black empower-
ment in the community. People
who have been excluded from the
system, and people who don't


have a voice, we are speaking for
them today. This is all about pow-
er to the people. A new day when
our politics falls on the wayside,
and the interest of the people
come forward now. We talking'
about the rights of prisoners; the
rights of young children to go to
school; the rights of poor people
to have land, and own land, while
being able to produce in their
own country; and, not have to be
slaves and second class citizens
and employees. We want to be
entrepreneurs, we want to be
employers, we want to get this
nation in to our own hands."
Koed Smith, the PLP MP for
Mt Moriah, also marched with
the group to parliament. Mr
Smith shed his official dress and
wore traditional African attire as
he carried a banner in support of
the movement.
Mr Smith, stated that he
intended to assist the group by
presenting a petition to parlia-
ment listing the grievances of
Rastas and grass roots people. Mr
Smith also stated that he did
not think that successive govern-
ments have done enough to
address the grievances of Rastas.
He said:
"I believe the issue has always
just fallen between the cracks.
But luckily, what we have now is
a leadership of the Rastafarian
community who have made the
decision that they will participate


in the electoral process and that
I think is where the power comes.
Once you are registered to vote,
once it is that you participate in
that process, your right will be
heard."
Though it may be viewed as
controversial for Mr Smith, a
member of the governing party
to participate in the march, Mr
Smith stated that it is more
important to stand in solidarity
with those in need. He said:
"I am African. And for me, it is
important to be in solidarity with
the least of our brethren to ensure
that they have the voice. And the
best way to ensure that they have
the voice, is to be a part of it."
As the parliament recessed for
lunch, most parliamentarians
avoided the large group that was
assembled across from the House.
However, the Prime Minister,
accompanied by Fred Mitchell
and Ron Pinder, greeted the Ras-
ta leadership and accepted the
petition on the steps of the
House.
Prime Minister Christie also
walked over to speak with the
demonstrators.
He listened to the various
grievances that were raised by
Rastas and also stayed to listen to
the music of the group.
The march comes on the heels
of a decision by the Rasta com-
munity to register and vote for
the first time.


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ment about the-plan and we told
the workers what it was all
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Godet said that "generally" a
plan such as this would be
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then the union would agree with
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"The union cannot tell the
employer how to manage his
business, but most industrial
agreements have a clause that
states that management will con-
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YOUR CONNECTION TO THE WORLD


talking For fi-a.'


P.ss-,----- er e a U
Serdr' knovtes. BT C ProduCt Development Mgr52 at the
Press Confererce reld at uriah McPhee on October 25, 2006.


Student Spotlight Press Release
Photos by: Alustapha Al-Bocas 'Madimumbass)
Bi Ct Siudent Spotlight ai combinanon ofda (10) ier, \ck Aftkr
S1 i. ,>'l Rc:idong M music program arnd Most Imnproved Studienti
-,'..- id, pru.ia-m .as hirithed O)ci 25. 20(N i under t themlme.
Kno% 1 That Yu Can'
The pm:,gram. no\ e'isis in New Providence um 23 Pn. ate
Prinmail. Schoi l... 20 Pnatre Hmlh Schook: 12 Go'. enmient
HImJ Sloo-ls ajnd 28 Go'ernmenii Pnmarx Schools ilhe


:* IL to R) Calvin [ngraham Grade 6 Student and Jerick
.lean Grace 6 Student attending Ridgeland Primary.


*:* (Back Row L to R) Tanya Hanna; Student Spotlight Co-ordinator, Principal Mr. Wenly
Fowler, Miss Bahamas Samantha Carter, Teacher Mrs. Moxey. (Front Row L to R)
Arthur Maurice and Linejuicar Griffard accepting certificates for being the Most
Improved Student at Stephen Dillet Primary.


pic.Tram also exists in 3 High Schools in FreepUrt. Giand
Bahama, 3 .schools in Exunia and 3 schools s in Andlros
This proaam while 4ponored by BTC is endorsed by
The Bahamas nisp), of Educanon and using the concept
that it takes a village o1 raise a clild and the secret pal pro-''
grani. good grades and build teacher's morale by rewarding the
most improved student trom Primary and High Schools at
the end of each semester. At the end of the school year the
miost unpro\ ed .rudent. parent, teacher and school receives


:. BTC Student Spotlight After School Program held at Trinity
Christian School (R) Peading Specialist Cheryl Jordan.


o Ms. Jewel Dean; Ministry of
Education Sr. Education Officer for
the Performing Arts at the Press
Conference held at Uriah McPhee on
October 25, 2006.


a national honoi
Although the program LS in it's embryonic stage. testi-
monies receded so ftr from paracipating'schools. teachers
and students valiates the unmeliness of theprogram.
rpiTh %r. % co-ordiei by Tanya Hanna of CL
Concepts. inditri Collie and Kenlexis Mackey, Senior
Associates of BTC MNarketng Division.
Updates on BTC Student Spotlight is published bi-
monthly inm Maximumbass. Get your copy at participating
school


C< (L to P) Surrel Carey and Christopher Sweeting are
both students of St. Andews School.


IL to Ri Pil.kita Lockhart 13 years old Grade 9 Student
and Pi:aido Moultrie 17 years old Grade 12 Student of St.
John s Co:lege.


I' L 1. iR) Larry P David 11 years old Grade 5 Student
and Bria Smith 11 years old Grade 6 Student of Trinity
-hristiarn School.


*, [(L to R) Carlos Sannie 10 years old Grade 6 Student
and Latequa Poiter 10 years old Grade 6 Student of St.
Thomas Moore.


I: L to R) Principal Mrs. Johnson, Kameron Rolle 13 years
old Grade 6 Student and Bree Hanna 8 years old Grade 3
Student of Uriah McPhee.


o IL to [') ElvinEtte Wiliams 10 years old Grade 6 Student
and Carlon Iohnscn 11 years old Grade 6 Student of St.
John's College.


c (IL to R) Mawquella Dean Grade 2 Student and Ramon
Coakley Grade 6 Student attending Woodcock Primary


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essay contest as the company
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'Black Journey'.
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the evolution of music in Black
people and African-Americans
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analogies from 1820 to the pre-
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Bahamian kids who are of
African descent to be able to
identify with their heritage,"
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don't (only) want people who
are not of African descent to
come to the show."
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music plays a crucial role in the
lives of Black people and that
this production will bring fami-
lies together as parents enjoy
songs they grew up with while
their children are reintroduced
to such classics.
Bahamas OnStage YouThe-
atre's Essay Competition has
three categories.
The primary division for
grade six and under is chal-
lenged to answer in less than
100 words "Which famous
Black Person do you admire
most and why?"
In the junior division (grades
seven to nine) entrants are
asked to write in less than 300
words "Who do you think is the
most influential Black Person
in the world and why?"
Grades 10 to the College
Preparation level in the senior
division are asked to begin a
500-word essay with the intro-
duction "Black History would
not be complete without the


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slave ballads, Motown, blues
and other poignant points in
black music and history


contributions of..."
All entries are to include full
name, age, telephone, e-mail
contact, school, grade and
address. The person highlighted
in the essay topic can be from
any country and in any field
including religion, athletics,
entertainment, science, politics,
civil rights or art.
Deadline for all entries is Fri-
day, March 9 at 5pm. Students
are asked to e-mail all submis-
sions to PublicRelations@ccm-
bahamas.com.


Doctor dies in


hospital at 75


VETERAN Bahamian physi-
cian Dr George White died at
Doctors Hospital on Monday
evening. He was 75.
Dr White graduated from
Howard University's School of
Medicine in 1959 and after-
wards undertook his year-long
internship at Mercy Douglas
Hospital in Philadelphia until
to 1960.
Three years later became the
first Bahamian to hold the posi-
tion of senior medical officer at
the Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal, with responsibility for the
Out Patients and Emergency
Department.
In another medical first, in
1964, in collaboration with Dr
Yvonne Skeffrey and Dr
Bernard "Bunty" Rolle, he
founded the Bahamas Medical
Centre the first Bahamian-
owned 20-bed private hospital
and clinic. They were later
joined by Dr Kirtland Culmer.
In 1969, Dr White along with
a few colleagues formed the
Bahamas Medical Association.
The aim was to establish a local
association separate from the
Bahamas branch of the British
Medical Association, of which
the majority of doctors were
members. Dr Kirtland Culmer


became the group's first presi-
dent.
The group eventually evolved
to become the present Medical
Association of the Bahamas,
which in December 2003 hon-
oured Dr White with the Physi-
cian Emeritus award.
Dr White has been a police
doctor, and since 1964 has
served as a panel physician to
the US Embassy.
He moved his practise to
Palmdale in 1982, and after-
wards to Collins Avenue, where
he continued to render service
to patients, even after undergo-
ing major heart surgery in 2002.
Late last year Dr White trav-
elled to Cleveland, Ohio for fur-
ther major medical care, and
returned to the Babamas in Jan-
uarN this year in;ti to attend
the funeral of his sister, the late
Edith Davis. He took ill again
last Saturday, and passed away
on Monday.
He is survived by his wife,
Michelle, and four children.
Funeral services, with Arch-
bishop of the West Indies Drex-
el Gomez officiating, will be
held at S. Matthew's A'iglican
Church on Saturday March 3 at
2pm, with interment in the East-
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Pinocchio takes to the stage
0 STUDENTS of Stephen Dillet Primary School put on a musical production 'Pinocchio Live' on
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Centre for the Performing Arts, was sponsored by Wendy's.


BTC crackdown on


phone card fraud


BTC is clamping down on the
misuse of pre-paid phone cards.
Talks have been held with
wholesale vendors to eliminate
the retailing of cards below face
value.
As a result, the price for the
cards was readjusted to their
original value of $20 and all
advertisements indicating oth-
erwise were removed.
According to Marlon John-
son, vice-president of market-
ing, sales and business develop-
ment "It was recently brought to
our attention that some vendors
had once again reduced their
prices, which forced us to initiate
spot checks during which ven-
dors who were not in compli-
ance with our contractual agree-
ment were reminded of their
obligation and encouraged to
once again adjust their prices."
During January, BTC was
forced to circulate a public
notice warning the public to
avoid becoming victims of fraud
by ensuring their phone card
purchases were made from com-
pany's multi-purpose centers or
a BTC-authorised vendor.
They were also urged to thor-


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'unfair' practices


oughly examine their cards
upon purchase, due to some
cards being sold with serial
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is unfair to other vendors in
New Providence and the Fami-
ly Islands who complied with
the company's request to desist,
and who are now feeling the
economic pinch of lost market
share when their counterparts
fail to adhere: to the same con-
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"Our efforts are intended to
protect the revenue flows of
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THE Andros Tourist Office
- received a new tourism chief
last Friday when Tourism's
4Director General Vernice
'Walkine turned the reins of the
* office over to Benjamin Pratt, a
20-year veteran of the Ministry
of Tourism.
This transition took place
during an official ceremony held
in Fresh Creek, Andros.
Mr Pratt, an Androsian, has
worked with the ministry on
various projects and is respon-
sible for developing and admin-
istering the fishing guide pro-
gramme in the Bahamas. As
senior manager, he will head
the Andros Tourist Office that
comprises of five employees.
He will also develop and pack-
.age unique experiences that
would shape the tourism prod-
uct on that Island.
Mr Pratt's predecessor Peter
,Douglas, who has run the office
since 1999, has been positioned
as manager of sustainable devel-
opment and tourism for the
northern Bahamas. Mr Dou-
S glas has been given the oppor-
tunity to package and promote
the natural resources of Andros
;and other islands.
"Tourism is now about find-
Sing the best people to put in the
'best position to do the best job
'at what they are best at doing"
-said Ms Walkine at the official
I ceremony.
In addition, Ms Walkine said
S that the Ministry of Tourism is
-launchinga.-branding exercise
that will create an identity for
Andros that people will imme-
diately associate with a particu-
lar kind of experience. All of
the islands of The Bahamas will
. go through this branding exer-
cise, enabling the Bahamas to
serve up a menu of island desti-
nations that will compete head
to head with any destination in
Athe world, she said.
Senior island administrator
for North Andros and the Berry
Islands, Dr Huntley Christie,
provided the executive team
with ideas to distinguish Andros
from all the other islands.
Mr Christie said he and Mr
Pratt have already had several
discussions proactively looking
at ways of making sure that the
foundation work is done prop-
erly and for focus to be placed
on persons who are the engine
to drive tourism in Andros, such
as hoteliers, taxi drivers and stu-
dents.
In order for Andros to get its
rightful place in the tourism
industry and to increase its year-
ly 10,000 visitors, Mr Pratt said
he would seek investments and
developments for the island,
and further expansion and
awareness of Andros. He said
the primary product of fly fish-
ing would set the stage and stan-


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dard of respect for fly fishing in
the Bahamas. He also would
look to acquire a larger office
space for the Andros Tourist
Office to accommodate train-
ing and meetings. This would
include sub offices in North and
South Andros, he said.
Other areas he wished to
exploit are the natural


development of ecotourism
along with wildlife observation
and hunting. Such outdoor
activities are popular amongst
Americans, and tapping into
this market of providing bird
watching and kayaking tours
and hunting of wild 15oars will
make tourism lucrative on
Andros, Mr Pratt said.


* TOURISM officials toured the Androsia Batik Factory during
their visit to Andros
(Photos: BIS/Derek Smith)


* BENJ A MIN Pratt, senior manager of the Andros Tourist Office, makes a point about the
tourism product in Andros to Vernice Walkine, Tourism's Director General


* MERTON Thomspon, general manager for the Androsia Batik Factory and Outlet Store, shows
off articles produced in Andros to Vernice Walkine


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NASA postpones shuttle launch





after hail pelts Atlantis' tank


* CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
THE golf ball-size hail that
pelted space shuttle Atlantis
earlier this week, dimpling its
fuel tank, did enough damage
that NASA has decided to can-
cel its March launch plans and
send the shuttle back inside for
repairs, according to Associated
Press.
The launch, planned for
March 15, was pushed back to
at least late April.
"At this point, we don't see
anything that looks irreparable,
but we really want to get it back
to where we can look at it up
close," said John Chapman,
external tank manager.
NASA announced Tuesday
that technicians planned to
move the shuttle back to a giant
hangar as early as this weekend
and then decide whether repairs
can be made at the Kennedy
Space Center or whether the
tank needs to be returned to its
manufacturer in New Orleans.


The hail storm left a ring of
dings on the upper reaches of
the 153-foot-tall external tank.
It also crushed some foam along
wedge-shaped brackets, an area
where the shuttle in the past has
shed foam a potential dan-
ger. It did some cosmetic dam-
age to more than two dozen
tiles along the shuttle's left
wing.
"This constitutes, in our eval-
uation, the worst damage we
have ever seen from hail on the
external tank foam," said
Wayne Hale, manager of the
space shuttle program.
The launch of Atlantis would
have to be after a Russian
Soyuz vehicle completes a mis-
sion to the international space
station in-the first part of April,
putting the next opportunity
likely between late April and
late May, officials said.
The three-member crew of
the space station, who had been
preparing for their visitors next
month, will have to rearrange


Unions: Airbus confirms

10,000 job cuts, plant sales

* PARIS
AIRBUS confirmed Wednesday that it plans to spin off several
manufacturing sites and shed about 10,000 jobs as part of a long-
awaited restructuring plan, union officials said. Workers staged stop-
pages to protest the cuts, according to Associated Press.
The European planemaker briefed unions on plans to sell part or all
of its Meaulte and Saint-Nazaire-Ville sites in France as well as Ger-
many's Nordenham and Varel facilities and Filton in Britain, accord-
ing to France's Force Ouvriere and CGT unions.
A third German site in Laupheim could also be sold, CGT official
Xavier Petrachi said.
A spokesman for Airbus parent company EADS declined to com-
ment on the restructuring plan, which was scheduled to be presented
at an afternoon news conference in Toulouse.
Airbus is seeking investors to run some of the sites as suppliers to
Airbus jet programs, said a person close to the company, who asked not
to be named because the plan had yet to be announced.
Approximately 4,300 jobs will be shed in France, 3,900 in Germany,
1,000 to 1,500 in Britain, and 500 in Spain; the person said, with about
half ofthe.overall job cuts coming from within the 56,000-strong Air-
bus work force, and the rest from subcontractors.
The Meaulte plant in northern France, which produces the front fuse-
lage sections for Airbus planes, ground to a halt Wednesday as work-
ers walked out to await news of the restructuring measures.
An Airbus spokesman said a strike call issued by unions for later
Wednesday was likely to be widely observed by workers at all the
company's facilities in France.
The "Power8" restructuring program to be outlined later Wednes-
day was first announced last year after a two-year production delay to
the double-decker A380 wiped 5 billion euros ($6.6 billion) off profit
forecasts for 2006-2010. The program aims to claw back the same fig-
ure in cost reductions over the period and generate 2.1 billion euros
($2.8 billion) in annual savings in later years.
Airbus has been badly hit by the weakness of the U.S. dollar the
currency in which its planes are priced and is expected to shift
more of its supplier costs and contract work to dollar-linked economies
as part of the restructuring effort.
It also has to fund development of the A350, its 11.6 billion euros
($15.3 billion) answer to the runaway success of U.S. rival Boeing
Co.'s 787 in the lucrative market for long-range, mid-sized planes.
Under the plan, final assembly of the A350 will be based exclu-
sively in France, the person close to Airbus and a German official famil-
iar with the discussions both said instead of being split between Ger-
many and France as programs traditionally have been. In return, a
future revamp of the single-aisle A320 plane will be assembled in
Germany.
The A350's increased use of composites had cast a cloud over the
future of Germany's Nordenham plant, where over 2,100 workers
produce metal fuselage panels for current Airbus models.


their work schedules. Two
members U.S. cosmonaut
Michael Lopez-Alegria and
Russian flight engineer Mikhail
Tyurin will be back on Earth
by the time Atlantis visits.
"We're a little bit bummed
out with the fact that (the space
shuttle) isn't going to be here,"
U.S. space station crew mem-
ber Sunita Williams said in an
interview from space Wednes-
day morning.
NASA managers had hoped
to fly five shuttle missions in
2007, the most ambitious sched-
ule in five years. Atlantis' flight
was set to be the first of the
year; the second was set for
June.
Hale said he was confident
the goal of five flights could still
be met. He said, "There might
be some small effect on a cou-
ple of later flights, but by the
time we roll around to the end
of the year, I expect we
would be fully able to catch
back up."
During their 11 days in space,
Atlantis' astronauts are to deliv-
er a 35,000-pound addition to
the international space station,
the heaviest ever, along with a
new pair of solar arrays. Crew
members also plan to unfurl the
solar arrays, fold up an old pair
and conduct at least three
spacewalks.
The hail Monday was up to 2
inches in diameter; the Nation-
al Weather Service considers
three-quarters-inch hail to be
severe, said David Sharp, a
meteorologist with the weath-
er service.
"It only occurred in one loca-
tion, and that was NASA's
Kennedy Space Center com-
plex," Sharp said.
In 1999, hail from a storm
made 650 dings in space shuttle
Discovery's external tank, forc-
ing NASA to delay a launch
and return the spacecraft to the
Vehicle Assembly Building. In
1995, space shuttle Discovery
was sent back to the Vehicle
Assembly Building because of
fuel-tank damage caused by a
pair of woodpeckers that drilled
about 200 holes in the rust-col-
ored' foam insulation, appar-
ently in an attempt to roost and
build nests.
Hail also hit the external tank
of Atlantis in 1990, causing
minor damage.
The insulating foam on the
external tank is of special con-
cern to NASA since foam flew
off space shuttle Columbia dur-
ing liftoff in 2003 and struck the
orbiter. The damage allowed
fiery gases to penetrate Colum-
bia during re-entry, breaking up
the craft and killing its seven
astronauts. "
NASA redesigned the exter-
nal tank, removing large
amounts of foam, before last
year's three successful shuttle
missions. The space agency
plans another design change to
the tank before the shuttle pro-
gram ends in 2010.


THE space shuttle Atlantis nears the launch pad atop the crawler transporter at the Kennedy Space
Station in Cape Canaveral. Fla. in this Feb. 15,2007, file photo. NASA on Tuesday, Feb. 27,2007, post-
poned next month's launch of space shuttle Atlantis after a hail storm left hundreds of small dents on
the spacecraft's external fuel tank and on a wing. The launch, which had been set for March 15, was
pushed back to at least late April to give NASA time to make repairs.
(AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, file)


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THURSDAY, MARCH 1,2007, PAGE 19


Picasso paintings stolen from his granddaughter's house


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VIEW of the home of Diana Widmaier-Picasso, the granddaughter of famed artist Pablo Picasso, Wednesday, Feb. 28,2007 in Paris.
At least two Picasso paintings, worth a total of 50 million euros ($66 million), have been stolen from Diana Widmaier-Picasso's home,
police said Wednesday.The paintings, "Maya and the Doll" and "Portrait of Jacqueline," disappeared overnight between Monday and
Tuesday from the chic 7th arrondissement, or district.
(AP Photo/Michael Sawyer)


* PARIS

AT LEAST two Picasso paintings worth a total of nearly $66
million were stolen from the house of the artist's granddaughter
in Paris, police said Wednesday, according to Associated Press.
The paintings, "Maya and the Doll" and "Portrait of Jacque-
line," disappeared overnight Monday to Tuesday from the chic
7th arrondissement, or district, a Paris police official said.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he
was not authorized to speak to the media, said they were worth
nearly $66 million, and that there were signs of breaking and
entering in the house.
The Art Loss Register, which maintains the world's largest
database on stolen, missing and looted art, lists 444 missing
Picasso pieces, including paintings, lithographs, drawings and
ceramics.
The number of missing Picassos is so high simply because
Picasso was so prolific, said Antonia Kimbell, a staff member
with the register. She said the Paris theft was "definitely quite
significant."
Although police only mentioned the two paintings, the direc-
tor of the Picasso Museum, Anne Baldassari, said several paint-
ings and drawings were stolen from the home of Diana Wid-
maier-Picasso, an art historian and author of a book called "Art
Can Only be Erotic."
"It was a very large theft," she said, without giving details.
"Maya and the Doll" is a colorful portrait Widmaier-Picasso's
mother as a young blond girl in pigtails, eyes askew in a Cubist
perspective. Maya is the daughter of Picasso and Marie-Therese
Walter, his companion from 1924-44.
"Portrait of Jacqueline" depicts Picasso's last wife.
Among recent missing Picassos is an abstract watercolor stolen
in Mexico, Kimbell said.
Major stolen pieces usually sell for a pittance, if at all, on the
black market because potential buyers are afraid to touch them.
"It's unlikely a legitimate dealer would purchase or acquire
any of these pieces," Kimbell said.


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Pakistan denies US claim that bin Laden



and al-Qaida camps are in Pakistan


* ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

PAKISTAN on Wednesday
rejected a claim by the U.S.
intelligence chief that Osama
bin Laden and his deputy
were hiding in northwestern
Pakistan, and that al-Qaida
was setting up camps near the
Afghan border, according to
Associated Press.
Interior Minister Aftab
Khan Sherpao, told The
Associated Press there were
no al-Qaida training camps in
his country and U.S. officials
had not provided any intelli-
gence suggesting there were.


"We will act on any such
intelligence, but so far they
have not" provided any, he
said.
Sherpao's comments came
a day after Mike McConnell,
the new U.S. intelligence
chief, told the Senate Armed
Services Committee that al-
Qaida was trying to set up
operations in largely
ungoverned parts' of Pak-
istan's northwest, along
Afghanistan's eastern border.
"It's something we're very
worried about and very con-
cerned about," McConnell
said. U.S. intelligence officials


believe that bin Laden and his
deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri,
were trying to establish an al-
Qaida base in the region, he
said.
McConnell noted the camps
are in an area that has never
been governed by any state
or outside power.
On a visit to Pakistan on
Monday, Vice President Dick
Cheney met with President
Gen. Pervez Musharraf to
seek his aid in foiling an antic-
ipated spring offensive by the
Taliban and al-Qaida against
coalition forces in
Afghanistan.


Cheney was accompanied
by Deputy CIA Director
Stephen Kappes, suggesting
that the U.S. officials were
prepared to buttress their
allegations about al-Qaida
operations with intelligence
data.
U.S. officials are concerned
about a peace deal Pakistan
signed with tribal leaders of
the North Waziristan region
in September. In that agree-
ment, the tribes promised to
respect the authority of the
Pakistani government and
curtail cross-border attacks by
militants.


In return, Musharraf
returned some of the tribes'
weapons, released some pris-
oners and withdrew from
posts inside North Waziristan.
At Tuesday's hearing, Lt.
Gen. Michael Maples, head
of the Defense Intelligence
Agency, said the t tribes have
not abided by most terms of
the agreement. McConnell
added U.S. intelligence
believes al-Qaida's training
and related capabilities
increased as a result of the
deal.
Musharraf's office con-
firmed thaftduring the meet-


ing, Cheney expressed con-
cern that al-Qaida was
"regrouping" in the tribal
areas and that the vice presi-
dent "called for concerted
efforts in countering the
threat."
Musharraf, his office said,
told Cheney Pakistan was
already doing all it could to
fight the militants.
Sherpao insisted Pakistan
was "fighting the scourge of
terrorism in the best interest
of Pakistan."
Musharraf is a key ally of
the United States in its fight
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GOVERNMENT NOTICE




MINISTRY OF FINANCE



DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
II ,",, I II


LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS


The Department of Statistics has been conducting household surveys designed to

measure tlhe labour force since 1973. This statistics is only one of a body of indicators

produced by the Department intended to provide socio-economic data needed not only

by the Government but also students, researchers, planners, international organizations,

etc. It is the responsibility of the Department therefore to ensure that official statistics

produced are accurate, timely and satisfy international standards (taking into

consideration, obviously, national circumstances).

The international standards for labour force statistics used by The Bahamas, and

indeed most countries throughout the world (including the U.S., Canada, CARICOM

member states, etc.) are the International Labour Organization's (ILO)

recommendations. These ... "international standards on the various topics of labour

statistics are reviewed and adopted .by the International Conference of Labour

Statisticians (I.C.L.S.). -- The role of the international standards on labour statistics is

to provide guidance to countries in developing their national statistical programme and,

to the extent feasible, facilitate international comparisons".

As a result of recent public criticisms of our data, specifically concerning concepts

and definitions used, the Department, in our continued efforts to educate users, will

compare the recommendations of the ILO with those in use by The United States,

Canada, The Bahamas and OARICOM member states. In this regard, excerpts from the

relevant authoritative sources will be quoted in some detail.

Labour Force

ILO: The term "labour force" is used synonymously with "currently active population". The current
active population (or labour force) is the most widely used measure of the economically active
population. It is based on a short reference period, such as one week or one day, and used for
measuring the current employment and unemployment situation of the economy and the current
employment characteristics of the population. Current changes over time can be monitored when
measurement is repeated at sufficiently frequent intervals.'
On the basis of a specific set of rules, the labour force framework classifies, at a given moment of
time, the population above a specified. mninj.. age fornmeasuring. tte economically active
population into three mutually exclusive and exhaustive categories: employed, unemployed and not
in the labour force. These relationships may be expressed as:'

Population = Labour force + Not in the labour force
and
Labour force = Employed + Unemployed
The activity principle of the labour force framework stipulates that a person's labour force status
should be determined on the basis of what the person was actually doing during the specified short
reference period. Thus. only persons who were engaged in an economic activity or who were
seeking and/or available for such an activity are to be considered for inclusion in the labour force.
There are only a few exceptions to this rule, such as the inclusion among the employed of persons
who were temporarily absent from work, or the inclusion .among the unemployed of persons
without work who are not seeking'work because they have already found a job to start at a date
subsequent to the reference period. 3
The labour force framework is designed to monitor current changes in the employment and
unemployment situation, primarily on the basis of data obtained from household surveys. 4

Bahamas:

The labour force is that segment of the civilian non-institutional

population, fifteen years of age and over, which in the reference period was

engaged in or willing and able to be engaged in the production of goods and

services. It is composed of those persons with jobs (the employed) and those

without jobs but who were engaged in some job-seeking activity (the

unemployedd.

_______lI Hussmanns, Ri., Mehran; F., /Verma, V., Surveys of economically active population, employment.
unemployment, and underemployment
ibid. 2-4

Canada:

Civilian non-institutional population 15 years and above, excluding the

full-time members of the armed forces, classified as "employed" or "unemployed"

during the reference period.

United States:

All civilians in the non-institutional population 16 years and over classified

as "employed" or "unemployed" during the reference period.

Caricom Members:

The definition is harmonized across Member States and is conceptually in

line with the international guidance. The age group used by Antigua is 16-60),

Belize and Jamaica, 14 + over St. Lucia 15-64 and the rest of the Member States

15 and above.

Employed

ILO: According to the 1982 international definition of employment (ILO), s983b), the "employed"
comprise all persons above the age specified for measuring the economically active population, who during a
specified brief period (one week or one day) were in the following categories:
paid employment (1) "at work": persons who, during the reference period, performed some
work for wage or salary, in cash or in kind; (2) "with a jo6 but not at work": persons who,
having already worked in their present job, were temporarily not at work during the reference
period but had a formal attachment to their job;
self-employment (s) "at work": persons who, during the reference period, performed some
work for profit or family gain, in cash or in kind; (2) "with an enterprise but not at work":
persons with an enterprise, which may be a business enterprise, a farm or a service
undertaking,.who were temporarilynot at work during the reference period for some specific
reason,.


The distinction between paid employment and self-employment is meant to emphasise that employment
covers not only work for wage or salary, but also work for profit or family gain. including production for own
consumption as mentioned above. The distinction also permits the use of an appropriate terminology for
each of two types of employment. Note that the distinction is not meant to provide a classifi'-tinn bv status
in employment.

In line with the labour force framework, the international definition of employment is based on a short
reference period (one week or one day) and on the principle that a person must have been engaged in some
economic activity during that reference period to be considered as employed. The use of a short reference
period provides a snapshot picture of the employment situation at a given time. Since during any short
reference period there are always persons temporarily absent from their work because of vacation, illness,
Ptc the definition includes an exception to the activity principle in order to include such persons among the
employed. The notion of temporary absence from work and the criteria to be used for determining whether
or not a given situation should be considered an absence are explained later in the chapter.
Another basic feature of the definition of employment is the stipulation that "some work" may. for
operational purposes, be interpreted as work for a least one hour during the reference period. This means
that work in an economic activity for as little as one hour is sufficient for a person to be classified as
employed. This is in line with the priority rule of the labour force framework which gives precedence to any
employment activity over any other activity. The rationale for the adoption of the one hour criterion is
explained in more detail below.

The one hour criterion in the definition of employment is to cover all types of employment that may exist in a
given country. including short-time work. casual labour, stand-by work and other types of irregular
employment. It is also a necessary criterion if total employment is to correspond to aggregate production.
In employment projections, labour force planning and productivity, as well as other analyses, one usually
link measured production in a given industry to the total labour input for that production. Total labour
input is measured on the basis of data on the number of persons employed and the hours worked. Since all
types of production falling within the production boundary are in principle included in their totality in
national accounts, it follows that all corresponding labour input, however little it may be in terms of hours
worked, should also be accounted for. An increase in the minimum number of hours worked in the
definition of employment would distort such analyses.
The one hour criterion in the definition of employment is also fundamental in defining unemployment as a
situation of total lack of work. In the labour force framework, the definitions of employment and
unemployment are interrelated; thus, increasing the minimum number of hours worked in the definition of
employment would result in unemployment no longer only meaning a situation of total lack of work.
It should be recalled that the international standards, while recommending the one hour criterion, specify
that the reference period to which this criterion should be applied could be either one week or one day.
Thus, the one hour criterion can mean one hour per week. or one hour per day. The choice affects the
resulting statistics as discussed earlier in Chapter 3. s

Bahamas:
(1) All persons 15 years of age and over who worked for pay any time during the

reference week or who worked without pay for at least one hour in a family

operated enterprise.

(2) Persons who were temporarily absent from their regular jobs because of
vacation, illness, inclement weather, or similar reasor-
Canadac

employed persons are those agea 15 years and over who. during the reference week:
1. did any work at all at a job or business, that is, paid work in the context of an employer-
employee relationship, or self-employed. It also includes unpaid family work, which is
defined as unpaid work-contributing directly to the operation of a farm, business or
professional practice owned and operated by a related member of the same household; or
2. had a job but were not at work due to factors such as own illness or disability, personal
Sr,,. ,, or family.responsibilities,,vacation, dispute or.otherreasons (excluding persons on layoff,
Between casual jobs, and those with a job to start at a future date).6

s_ Hussmanns, R. Mehran, F., Verma, V., Surveys of economically active population, employment.
unemployment, and underemployment
6 Website, Sources & Methods Volume %: Household Surveys

United States:

Employed are all those, who during the reference week:
1. did any work at all fat least one hour) as paid employees, worked in their own business,
profession, or on their own farm, or who worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an
enterprise operated by a member of the family;
2. all those who were not working but had jobs or businesses from which they were
temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, childcare problems,
maternity or paternity leave, labor management dispute, job training, or other family or
personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or welt seeking other
jobs.
Also included in the employed are:
1. persons without wage and salary work who were trying to establish their own
enterprise;
2. full or part-time workers seeking other work during the reference week;
3. persons who performed some work for pay or profit during the reference week but were
subject to compulsory schooling, retired and receiving a pension, registered as job seekers
at an employment office or receiving unemployment benefits;
4. full or part-time students working full-time or part-time; e) paid apprentices and
trainees;
5. citizens of other countries who reside in the United Stated but not on the premises of an
embassy;
6. persons residing in the United States but working in Mexico or Canada. Excluded are
persons whose only activity consisted of work around their own house (painting, repairing,
or own home housework) or volunteer work for religious, charitable, and other
organizations. 7
Caricom:

The criteria "Work at least one hour during last week" has been adopted by Antigua, Bahamas,
Belize, Jamaica whereas for Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Saint Lucia it is difficult to comment
due to insufficient information. "Employed" definition is harmonized with UN, in terms of
concepts Employment status: Trinidad & Tobago uses "learner/apprentice" in addition to the
normal categories. B

Unemployed

ILO: The international standard definition of unemployment (ILO. 1o8s) is based on three criteria to be
satisfied simultaneously: "without work", currently available for work" and "seeking work".
Accordingly, the "unemployed" comprise all persons abovheth e specified for measuring the
economically active population who during the reference period were:

(a) "without work", i.e. were not in paid employment or self-employment, as
specified by the international definition of employment;
(b) "currently available for work", i.e. were available for paid employment or
self-employment during the reference period; and
(c) "seeking work", i.e. had taken specific steps in a specified recent period to
seek paid employment or self-employment.
Special provisions are made for persons without work who have made arrangements to start work
at a date subsequent to the reference period (future starts) and for persons whose employment
contract is temporarily suspended (lay-offs). 9

7 Website, Sources and Methods Volume a: Household Surveys
Caricom, Definitions for list of Social/Gcender Indicators
9 Hussmanns, R., Mehran, F., Verma, V., Surveys of economically active ponulatiorin, employment,
tgemplovment. and underemployment
The without work criterion draws the distinction between employment and non-etnploymentl.
"Without work" should be interpreted as total lack of work. or more precisely, as not having been
employed during the reference period. Thus, a person is to be considered as "without work" if he or
she did not work at all during the reference period (not even for one hour) nor was temporarily
absent from work as determined by the definition of employment. The purpose of the without work
criterion is to ensure that employment and unemployment are mutually exclusive, with precedence
given to employment. A person is classifiable as unemployed only if it has already been established
that she or he is not employed. Thus, persons who were engaged in some casual work while seeking
employment should be classified as eniployed, in spite of the job search activity. This is in
accordance with the priority rules of the labour force framework.
The other two criteria of the standard definition of unemployment. "current availability for work"
and "seeking work", serve to distitnmgeuish those of the non-employed population who arc
unemployed from those who are not economically active.
According to the international standards, persons should be seeking work to be considered as
unemoloved. Seeking work is defined as having taken specific steps in a specified recent period to
seek paid employment or self-employment.
The active steps to seek work listed in the standard definition of unemployment include
"registration at a public or private employment exchange; application to employers; checking at
worksites, farms, factory gates, market or other assembly places; placing or answering newspaper
advertisements; seeking assistance of friends or relatives; looking for land, building, machinery or
equipment to establish own enterprise; arranging for financial resources; applying for permits and
licenses, etc." In general, to justify consideration as a person seeking work, it is sufficient to show
that one active step has been taken.


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Seeking work is essentially a process of search for information on the labour market. In this sense.
it is narticularlv meaningful as a defining criterion in situations where the bulk of the working
nation is orienedtowards paid emnlovment and where channels for the exchange of labour
market information exist and are widely used. While in industrialized countries these conditions
.are largely satisfied (most workers are employees; public or private labour exchanges, newspaper
employment advertisements, etc., are common, and many people refer to them in searching for
jobs), this may not be the case in developing counties.
In many developing countries, most workers are self-emoloved often in household enterprises.
Laboour exchanges and similar organizations are not fully developed and are often limited to
certain urban sectors or to particular categories of workers. In rural areas and in agriculture.
because of the extent of the localities and the nature of the activities, most workers have more or
1i nomnlete knowledge of the work opportunities in their areas at particular periods of the year,


often making it unnecessary to take active steps to seek work.


Because it was felt that the standard definition of unemployment, with its emphasis on the seeking
work criterion, might be somewhat restrictive and might not fully capture the prevailing
employment situations in many countries, the 1982 international standards introduced a provision
which allows for the relaxation of the seeking work criterion in certain situations. This provision is
confined to situations where "the conventional means of seeking work are of limited relevance,
where the labour market is largely unorganized or of limited scope, where labour absorption is at
the time inadequate, or where the labour force is largely self-employed". This provision should not
be confused with the exception cited earlier concerning future starts, which is embodied in the
standard definition of unemployment.
The seeking work criterion has been relaxed in the national labour force: surveys of many countries,
and in these countries the unemployment figures now include persons without pork who are
available for work but have not actively sought work.
where the labour market situation justifies the relaxation of the seeking work criterion.
unemnlovment would be defined, for the persons concerned, in terms of the remaining two criteria.
"without work" and "current availability for work".
Arguments have been advanced both in favour of and against the seeking work criteriqp in the case
of discouraged workers. The arguments are centred on the characteristics of discouraged workers
and the degree of their attachment to the labour market (e.g. United States, 1979, Flaim, 1984, and
Malinvaud, 1986). The basic argument for the inclusion of discouraged workers among the
unemployed is that these workers are without work, are willing and currently available for work,
and as such form part of the deficiency of the economy in providing employment opportunity to
those who want it. It is also argued that discouraged workers might be expected to behave similarly
to the unemployed during an economic recovery and to be particularly likely to re-enter the core
labour force.
The basic argument against inclusion of the discouraged workers among the unemployed concerns
measurement problems. Also there is empirical evidence in certain countries (but not in all) that
the labour force attachment of discouraged workers is not significantly different from that of other
groups of persons outside the labour force, and that discouraged workers show no special tendency
to re-enter the labour force in a recovery.
Though the term "discouraged workers is not explicitly mentioned in the international standards,
there are implicit references to this category of workers in connection with the provision for
relaxing the seeking work criterion in situations of "inadequate labour absorption" and with the
suggestion that "countries adopting the standard definition of unemployment may identify persons
not classified as unemployed who were available for work but not seeking work during the reference
period and classify them separately under the population not currently active". However, where the
standard definition of unemployment is adopted. discouraEed workers, as other categories of non-
seekers. should not be included amoni the unemployed: they may be identified separately amone
the population not currently active. "'
Bahamas:
Persons 15 years of age and over who did not work or have a job from
which they were temporarily absent during the reference week, but were
actively looking for work in the four weeks prior to the survey week and
were able and willing to work. Persons who did not look for work because
they were on lay off or waiting to start a new job within the following 30
days are also counted amongst the unemployed.
Canada
Unemployed persons are those aged 15 years and over who, during the reference week:
1. were on temporary layoff during the reference week with an expectation of recall and
were available for work, or
2. were without work, had actively looked for work in the past four weeks, and were
available for work, or
3. had a new job to start within four weeks from reference weeks, and were available for
work. n
United States
Unemployed persons are all those who had no employment during the reference week, were
available for work. except for temporarily illness, and had made specific efforts to find employment
some time during the 4-week-period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to

"o Hussmanns, R., Mehran, F., Verma, V., Surveys of economically active population. employment.
Sunemplovment. and underemployment
Website, Sources and Methods Volume: Household Surveys

be recalled to a job trom which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be
classified as unemployed. Also included in the unemployed are: a) persons ,on temporary lay-off
without pay; b) persons who were seeking and available for work but were subject to compulsory
schooling 6r were retired and receiving a pension: c) full or part-time students seeking full or part-
time work. 12


Caricom Members:

All member States follow U.N. definition. However, the reference period for unemployment has
been relaxed for Antigua and Barbados (4 weeks), and Trinidad & Tobago (t months) in addition to
the normal enquiry for last week, the remaining Member States use the "last week" only. There are
differences in age limit as well i.e. Belize and Jamaica use 14+, Antigua (16-6o), Saint Lucia (15-64)
while remaining Member States use 15+. -'
The concepts, definitions and methodologies used by the Department have been
in place since our very first survey in 1973 and as recommended, detailed in our reports.
Even though "discouraged" workers have always been excluded, data are provided
separately on this group of individuals.
Sources and methodologies developed by international organizations for specific
economic/social indicators are not done so in isolation. Indeed, special efforts are made
.to harmonize them with other statistical measurements. Many instances of this
exist. For example, as note earlier, the broad definition of "employed" is consistent
with the measurements used in estimating "production" for national accounting
estimates (i.e. GNP/GDP).
In addition to the above, it should be noted that:


1. In the late 198o's, upon the request of the Department of Statistics, senior
survey statisticians from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics were invited to
conduct a sampling workshop at the Department and review our sampling
methodology. Senior staff participated in the workshop and the sampling
methodology was deemed sound.


2. In 2000, during the planning of our 2001 Bahamas Living Conditions
Survey, Mr. Desmond Hunt, one of the leading survey statisticians in our
region also found our sampling methodology to be sound.


2_ Website, Sources and Methods Volumes' Household Surveys
3s Caricom, Definitions for list of Social/Gender Indicators


3. The sample size for the labour force in The Bahamas is 4% of households
compared to about 1% or less in the U.S.A., Canada and Jamaica.

The Department
The Department of Statistics is staffed with experienced professionals who have
received technical training at specialized institutions around the world and have
benefited from numerous technical consultancies. We are respected as one of the
leading statistical institutions in our region.
Our Mission is to provide socio-economic statistics to all as timely and accurately as
resources would allow.
To infer or insinuate that the Department is "fixing" or "manipulating" the data is
an insult to the integrity and professionalism of the hardworking, dedicated officers of
the Department.
The Department welcomes criticism. But critics, especially those in the public
spotlight ought to be more responsible by first finding out the facts before making public
utterances. They must be mindful of the fact that these utterances can influence the
perceptions of segments of the public who value their assessments as being informed.


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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

The Shareholder of The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited

Report on the consolidated balance sheet

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of The Bar.k of Nova Scotia Trust
Company (Bahamas) Limited (the Company) and its subsidiaries togetherr, the Group), as of
October 31, 2006, which includes a summary of significant accounting policies and other
explanatory notes.

Management's responsibility for the consolidated balance sheet

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of this consolidated balance
sheet in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. This responsibility
includes: designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation
and fair presentation of the consolidated balance sheet that is free from material misstatements,
whether due to fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making
accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.

Auditors'responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this consolidated balance sheet based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those Standards
require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to
obtain reasonable assurance whether the consolidated balance sheet is free of material
misstatement.

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

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

Opinion

In our opinion, the consolidated balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the
financial position of the Group as at October 31, 2006 in accordance with International Financial
Reporting Standards.

The corresponding figures as of October 31, 2005 were audited by another firm of Chartered
Accountants and their report thereon, dated February 20, 2006, expressed an unqualified opinion.





Chartered Accountants
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February 26, 2007




THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TRUST COMPANY (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
Consolidated Balance Sheet

October 31, 2006, with corresponding figures for 2005
(Expressed in United States dollars)

Note 2006 2005
($'O00s) ($'000s)
Assets

Deposit its with banks 3 & 12
At call and short notice:
Affiliates $ 11,981 4,867
Others 10,049 17,637
22,030 22,504

Other deposits
Affiliates 1,173,049 1,136,373
Others 284,784 241,828
1,479,863 1,400,705

Investments 4 & 12
Securities 6,634 12,244
Other investments, at cost 8
6,634 12,252

Loans and advances 5 & 12
Advances to trusts and other accounts 1,818,288 979,648
Mortgages 195,318 169,328
Provision for credit losses (7,619) (10,830)
2,005,987 1,138,146

Goodwill 6 6,138 8,138

Fixed assets, at cost less accumulated
depreciation of $3,899 (2005 $3,201) 3,260 3,400

Other assets 16 43,018 12,892

Total assets $ 3,544,900 2,575,533


Liabilities and Equity

Liabilities
Deposits 7 & 13
At.call and short notice:
Affiliates $ 439,120 343,263
Others 2,225,176 1,446,929
2,664,296 1,790,192

Other deposits
Affiliates 92,220 60,842
Others 302,152 328,461
3,058,668 2,179,495

Loan due to Ultimate Parent 8 14,500 14,500

Other liabilities 17 46,815 21,048
Total liabilities 3,119,983 2,215,043

Equity
Share capital 9 3,000 3,000
Retractable preference shares 10 208,165 208,165
Retained earnings 213,752 149,325
Total equity 424,917 360,490

Commitments, 14 &18





Total liabilities and equity $ 3,544,900 2,575,533


See accompanying notes to consolidated balance sheet.

This consolidated balance sheet was approved on behalf of the Board of Directors on February
26, 2007 by the following:

_ Director _7_- Director


Notes to Consolidated Balance Sheet

October 31, 2006
(Expressed in United States dollar "


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East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas


Financial assets and liabilities with fixed dates of maturity that management has the
intent and ability to hold to maturity are classified as held-to-maturity. Financial
assets and liabilities classified as held-to-maturity include government debt
instruments and loan due to ultimate parent.
Financial assets and liabilities intended to be acquired for the purposes of selling in
the near term, which may be disposed of in response to the needs for liquidity or
changes in interest rates, exchange rates or equity prices are classified as financial
assets and liabilities at fair value through profit or loss. Financial assets and
liabilities classified as held at fair value through profit or loss include investments in
mutual funds, fixed income securities and derivative financial instruments.

Financial assets and liabilities that are not at fair value through profit or loss include
deposits with banks, other assets, deposits and other liabilities.

Management determines the appropriate classification of its investments at the time
of purchase.


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1. Reporting entity
The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited (the Company), which is
incorporated in The Bahamas, is licensed by the Ministry of Finance of The Bahamas to carry
on banking and trust business and is licensed by the Securities Commission of The Bahamas
as a Broker/Dealer and Mutual Fund Administrator. The Company's business activities
consist principally of the provision of trust, corporate, administrative and financial services,
including investment management services as well as commercial and retail banking services.
The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia International
Limited (BNSI), incorporated in The Bahamas. The ultimate parent company is The Bank of
Nova Scotia (BNS), incorporated in Canada. The registered office of the Company is Scotia
House, East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas. The number of persons employed by the Company
and its wholly owned subsidiaries as of October 31, 2006 was 208 (2005 197).
During the fiscal year 2004, there was a restructuring of the group entities. Effective
December 31, 2003, the businesses of The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Cayman)
Ltd. (BNST Cayman), a former subsidiary of the Company, and Scotiabank (Cayman Islands)
Ltd. BNST Cayman assumed all the assets and liabilities of Scotiabank Cayman. To effect
this transaction, effective December 31, 2003, the Company acquired from BNSI its 100%
ownership interest in Scotiabank Cayman, at book value, and issued to BNSI preference
shares, at a premium and redeemable at the option of the issuer, in exchange for the shares of
Scotiabank Cayman. Simultaneously, the Company contributed all the issued and outstanding
shares of Scotiabank Cayman to BNST Cayman in exchange for 203,040,000 fully paid
shares of BNST Cayman with a par value of $1.00 each. The share transfer thus represented a
transaction between entities under common control. This transaction was outside the scope of
International Accounting Standard 22 (Business Combinations) and was accounted for as a
uniting of interests using the pooling of interests method. BNST Cayman and Scotiabank
Cayman's assets and liabilities were included in the consolidated balance sheet at the
amounts previously recorded in the balance sheets of the respective entities. The
consolidated balance sheet has been presented as if Scotiabank Cayman had been owned by
BNST Cayman since August 26, 1965, the date when BNST Cayman was incorporated.
Scotiabank Cayman changed its name to Scotia Holdings Limited to reflect the cessation of .
banking business and it now acts solely as a collateral trustee in connection with loan assets
transferred to BNST Cayman.



2. Basis of preparation and significant accounting policies
(a) Statement of compliance
The Company's consolidated balance sheet has been prepared in accordance with
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The accounting policies have been
applied consistently to all periods presented in this consolidated balance sheet and have
been applied consistently by Group entities.

(b) Basis of measurement
The consolidated balance sheet has been prepared on the historical cost basis, except
where otherwise noted below.

(c) Functional and presentation currency

The consolidated balance sheet is presented in United States dollars (USD), which is the
Group's functional currency. Except as indicated, financial information presented in
USD has been rounded to the nearest thousand.

(d) Use of estimates and judgements
The preparation of the consolidated balance sheet requires management to make
judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies
and the reported.amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and
liabilities at the date of the balance sheet. Actual results could differ from those
estimates.
Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to
accounting estimates are recognized in the period in which the estimate is revised and in
any future periods affected.
In particular, information about significant areas of estimation uncertainty and critical
judgements in applying accounting policies that have the most significant effect on the
amount recognized in the consolidated balance sheet re described in notes 5 and 6.

(e) Principles of consolidation

The consolidated balance sheet includes the accounts of the Company and its wholly
owned subsidiaries, Scotiatrust (Asia) Limited (incorporated in Hong Kong) and
Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman Islands) Ltd. (incorporated in the Cayman Islands)
(together, the Group) after elimination of all significant inter-company accounts.
Subsidiaries are those companies in which the Group has more then one half of the voting
rights or otherwise has the power to exercise control over the financial and operating
policies.,

Subsidiaries are consolidated from the date on which control is transferred to the Group
and are no longer consolidated from the date that control ceases.
The merger as described in note I has been treated as a uniting of interests and accounted
for by the pooling of interests method whereby all inter-company balances have been
eliminated for all periods presented in this consolidated balance sheet.

(f) Adoption of changes in IAS and IFRS

In December 2003 and March 2004, the IASB approved amendments to a number of
existing standards as a result of the Improvements project and issued several new
standards. The objectives of the Improvements project were to reduce or eliminate
alternatives, redundancies and conflicts within the standards, to deal with some
convergence issues and to make other improvements.

On November 1, 2005, the Group adopted the revised versions of IFRS and IAS that
were effective at January 1, 2005 as described below:

IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures has affected the identification of related parties
and some other related party disclosures.

IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement

As part of the Improvements project IAS 32 and IAS 39 were significantly amended.
The amendments became effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005.
Corresponding information was adjusted in accordance with IAS 8 Accounting
Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors to ensure the appropriate
accounting policies are applied within each period.
The amended IAS 39 introduced a new category of financial instruments (i.e.
financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss). Under the
amended IAS 39, designation of any financial assets or financial liability at fair value
through profit or loss is made upon initial recognition at the Group's discretion. The
Group shall not reclassify a financial instrument into or out of the fair value through
profit or loss category while it is held or issued. However, transitional provisions to
IAS 39 allowed the Company a one time opportunity to designate a previously
recognized financial asset or financial liability as a financial asset or financial
liability at fair value through profit or loss despite the requirement to make such
designation upon initial recognition. The Company designated certain investments
previously classified as available-for-sale to fair value through profit or loss due to
accounting mismatch.

At November 1, 2005 all investments held in equity securities with carrying amounts
and fair values of $11,530 thousand were designated at fair value through profit or
loss. In the consolidated balance sheet as at October 31, 2005 equity securities were
classified as available-for-sale.
Designation of all equity investments at fair value through profit or loss at November
1, 2005 did not result in any adjustment to their carrying amounts.

(g) Financial assets and liabilities
(i) Classification
Financial assets and liabilities with fixed or determinable payments that are not
quoted in an active market and that the Group does not intend to sell immediately or
in the near term are classified as loans and receivables originated by the Group.
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(ii) Recognition
The Group initially recognizes loans and advances and deposits on the date that they
are originated. All other financial assets and liabilities (including assets and
liabilities designated at fair value through profit or loss) are initially recognized on
the trade date, which is the date that the Group becomes a party to the contractual
provisions of the instrument.
(iii) Derecognition
A financial asset is derecognized when the Group loses control over the contractual
rights that comprise the asset. This occurs when the rights are realized, expire or are
surrendered. A financial liability is derecognized when its contractual obligations are
discharged, cancelled or expire.
(iv) Measurement
Financial instruments are initially measured at fair value plus, in the case of a
financial asset or financial liability not at fair value through profit or loss, transaction
costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition or issue of the financial asset or
financial liability. Transaction costs on financial instruments at fair value through
profit or loss are expensed immediately.
Subsequent to initial recognition, loans and receivables and financial assets and
financial liabilities that are not at fair value through profit, or loss are carried at
amortized cost less impairment losses where applicable using the effective interest
rate method. The amortized cost of a financial asset or liability is the amount at .
which the financial asset or liability is measured at initial recognition, minus
principal repayments, plus or minus the cumulative amortization using the effective
interest method of any difference between the initial -amount recognized and the
maturity amount, minus any reduction for impairment.
Subsequent to initial recognition, investment in mutual funds, fixed income securities
and derivative financial instruments are valued at fair value. The determination of fair
values is based on quoted market prices or dealer price quotations for financial
instruments traded in active markets. For all other financial instruments fair value is
determined by using valuation techniques. Valuation techniques include net present
value techniques, the discounted cash flow method, comparison to similar
instruments for which market observable prices exist, and valuation models. The
Group uses widely recognized valuation models for determining the fair value of
common and more simple instruments like interest rate swaps. For these financial
instruments, inputs into models are market observable.

All derivative financial instruments are carried as assets when fair value is positive
and as liabilities when fair value is negative.
(v) Identification and measurement of impairment
At each balance sheet date, the Group assesses whether there is objective evidence
that financial assets are not carried at fair value through profit or loss are impaired.
Financial assets are impaired when objective evidence demonstrates that a loss event
has occurred after the initial recognition of the asset, and that the loss event has an
impact on the future cash flows on the asset that can be estimated reliably. Objective
evidence that financial assets are impaired can include default or delinquency by a
borrower, restructuring of a loan or advance by the Group on terms that the Group
would not otherwise consider, indications that a borrower or issuer will enter
bankruptcy, the disappearance of an active market for a security, or other observable
data relating to a group of assets such as adverse changes in the payment status of
borrowers or issuers in the Group, or economic conditions that correlate with defaults
in the Group.
The amount of the impairment loss on an investment is calculated as the difference
between the investment's carrying amount and the present value of expected future
cash flows discounted at the investments original effective interest rate of the
financial instrument. By comparison, the recoverable amount of an instrument
measured at fair value is the present value of expected future cash flows discounted
at the current market rate of interest for a similar financial asset.
(h) Fixed assets
Fixed assets are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses.
Cost includes expenditures that are directly attributable to the acquisition of the asset.
The cost of replacing part of an item of fixed assets is recognized in the carrying amount
of the item if it is probable that the future economic benefits embodied within the part
will flow to the Group and its cost cap be measured reliably.
Fixed assets are depreciated on -a straight-line basis at the following rates estimated to
write off the cost of the assets over their respective estimated useful lives:

Leasehold improvements- `' Term of lease plus one renewal optionperiod
Furniture and equipment', --3.to,25 years- ., ..

Fixed assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date whether there is an indication that'an
asset may be impaired. Where the carrying amount of an asset is greater than its
estimated recoverable amount, it is written down immediately to its recoverable amount.

(i) Goodwill
Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquisition over the fair value of the net
assets acquired a he date of acquisition and, subsequent to that date, is recorded at cost
less any accumulaed impairment losses. An impairment loss in respect of goodwill is not
reversed. Goodwill is not amortized but is subject to impairment testing on at least an
annual basis. If there is any indication of impairment, an analysis is performed to assess
whether the carrying amount of goodwill exceeds it fair value either through use or
recoverability. Fair value through use is measured as the present value of future net cash
flows.'

(j) Loans and advances
Loans and advances are non-derivative financial assets originated by the Group with
fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market and that the
Group does not intend to sell immediately or in the near term. Loans and advances
comprise advances to trust and other accounts, mortgages, overdrafts and credit card
receivables and are stated at the principal amount outstanding plus sundry expenses
incurred in relation to the loan, less any specific provisions for losses which management
considers necessary.
A loan is classified as non-performing when, in management's opinion, there is no longer
reasonable assurance of timely collection of the full amount of principal and interest. If
payment on a loan is contractually 90 days in arrears, the loan is classified as non-
performing unless it is fully secured and collection efforts in progress are reasonably
expected to result in repayment of the loan or restoration to current status.
A loan that is contractually 180 days in arrears is classified as non-accrual in all
situations. When a loan is classified as non-accrual, recognition of interest in accordance
with the terms of the original loan ceases. Loans are generally returned to accrual status
when the timely collection of both principal and interest is reasonably accrued and all
delinquent principal and interest payments are brought current.
(k) Allowance for credit losses
Provisions are recognized when the Group has a present legal or constructive obligation
as a result of past events, it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic
benefits will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate of the amount of
the obligation can be made. Management evaluates the collectibility of individual loans
and advances and makes specific provisions as necessary.
Specific provisions reflect the amounts required to reduce the carrying value of the loan
to its estimated recoverable amount.

The Group does not generally record a non-specific loan loss provision to cover
unidentified inherent risks in the loan portfolio, with the exception of a provision for
inherent losses on credit cards and personal loans.
When a loan is deemed to be uncollectible, it is written off against the related provision
for impairment; subsequent recoveries are credited to the provision for credit losses in the
consolidated statement of operations.
(1) Translation of foreign currency balances
Foreign currency assets and liabilities have been translated at the mid-market rates of
exchange prevailing at the balance sheet date.
(m) Financial guarantees


Financial guarantees are contracts that require the Group to make specified payments to
reimburse the holder for a loss it incurs because a specified debtor fails to make a
payment when due in accordance with the terms of a debt instrument.
Financial guarantee liabilities are initially recognized at their fair value, and the initial
fair value is amortized over the life of the financial guarantee. The guarantee liability is
subsequently carried at the higher of this amortized amount and the present value of any
expected payment (when a payment under the guarantee has become probable).
At October 31, 2006 there were no financial guarantee liabilities recognized in the
consolidated balance sheet (2005 $nil).
(n) Fiduciary activities
Assets held or liabilities incurred together with related undertakings to return such assets
to customer or any collateral or other security arrangement entered into by the Group are
excluded from this consolidated balance sheet where the Group acts in a fiduciary
capacity such as a nominee, trustee or agent.


Note 2006 2005
($'OOOs) ($'000s)

Up to 3 months $ 1,436,549 1,326,658
From 3 months to 12 months 43,314 74,047
$ 1,479,863 1,400,705 '


. Investment securities

Note 2006 2005
($'000s) ($'000s

Investments at fair value through profit or loss:
Scotiabank Mutual funds at fair value (see note 11) $ 5,817 11,427
Fixed income securities at fair value 103 103

Total investments at fair value through profit or loss 5,920 11,530

Securities held-to-maturity at amortized cost:
Bahamian Government Debt Securities 714 714

Total securities held-to-maturity $ 714 714

Total investment securities $ 6,634 12,244

Investments at fair value through profit or loss at October 31, 2006 comprise the following:


Cost Fair value


$'000 $'00


Scotiabank Enhanced Sector Rotation
Segregated Portfolio Class A
(Cost $100 per share)

Banco Sud Americano Sub Notes 7.6%
Due March 15, 2007 (Cost $100 per share)


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At October 31, 2005 $ 1Q

The movements in investment securities may be summarized as follows:


2006
Fair value
Through profit Held to
or loss FMV Maturity


At beginning of year
Disposals (sale and maturity)
( nss) from changes in fair value


$ 11,530
(5,100)
(510)


2005
Fair value
through profit Held to
or loss Maturity

29,772 714
(15,000)
(3,242)


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At end of year $ 5,920 714 11,530 714-


During the year, the Company sold 100% of its holdings in the Scotiabank US Growth Fund -
Class A and the Scotiabank Money Market Fund Class A.
5. Loans and advances
The relevant maturity groupings based on the remaining period at the consolidated balance
sheet date to the contractual maturity date are as follows:
2006 2005
($'000s) ($'000s)

Up to 3 months $ 164,049 154,633
From 3 months to 12 months 61,271 46,750
From 1 to 5 years 1,180,560 389,162
Over 5 years 607,726 558,431
Provision (7,619) (10,830)
$ 2,005,987 1,138,146


The movements during the year in the allowance for credit losses are as follows:
2006 2005
($'000s) ($'000s)

Balance at beginning of the year $ 10,830 15,380
Increase in allowance 6,204 1,750
Provision reversal (9,284) (3,674)
Loans written off (131) (2,626)
Balance at end of year $ 7,619 10,830


Provisions for loan losses are estimates that may. change in the short-term. Management
believes that the amounts provided will be adequate to cover any losses due to impairment of
the related assets, but the actual amount of loan losses will be affected by various future
events and may vary materially from the amounts provided. The aggregate amount of loans,
mortgages, overdrafts and credit card receivables included on the consolidated balance sheet
that are classified as non-performing is $11,101 thousand (2005 $22,993 thousand).



6. Goodwill
Goodwill is analysed as follows:
2006 2005
($'000s) ($'000s)

Balance at November 1 $ 8,138 8,138

Impairment charge for the period (2,000) -

Balance at October 31 $ 6,138 8,138


Upon completion of the impairment test, the Company determined that the unamortized
goodwill of $8,138 thousand, relating to the purchase of the MeesPierson private book of
business, was impaired to the extent of $2 million under the new fair-value-based impairment
testing methodology. In testing impairment, management calculated the present value of
future net cash inflows of the Meespierson private book of business, using the current year's
results discounted at a rate of 10 percent. Revenues were projected to decrease due to the
departure of a number of clients, while expenses were projected to increase annually by 3
percent due mainly to the increase in salaries.


7. Deposits
The relevant maturity groupings based on the remaining period at the consolidated balance
sheet date to the contractual maturity date are as follows:

2006 2005
($'000s) ($'000s)

Up to 3 months $ 2,664,531 1,790,427
From 3 months to 12 months 346,084 358,216
From 1 year to 5 years 48,053 30,852
Balance at end of year $ 3,058,668 2,179,495


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(o) Offsetting financial instruments
Financial assets and liabilities are offset and the net amount reported in the consolidated
balance sheet when there is a legally enforceable right to set off the recognized amounts
and there is an intention to settle on a net basis, or realize the asset and settle the liability
simultaneously.
(p) Related parties
A number of transactions are entered into with related parties in the normal course of
business. All such balances are described as parent and affiliates.

(q) Derivative financial instruments
In the normal course of business the Group may issue investment products specifically
structured to meet the needs of customers. Such products include interest rate/cross
currency swaps, investment linked structured notes and indexed guaranteed investment
contracts. These, transactions are primarily facilitated through Scotia Capital Market
(USA) Inc., (SCM). The Derivative Products Group of SCM also provides internal
hedges in the form of swaps or options to ensure that the Group has no net market risk
exposure.
3. Deposits with banks
The relevant maturity groupings based on the remaining period at the consolidated balance
sheet date to the contractual maturity date are as follows:


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8. Loan due to ultimate parent'
On March 20, 2002, The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), the ultimate parent, granted Scotiatrust
/ Uruguay, a previously wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, a loan facility for the
amount of $14.5 million, which was fully drawn down. As a result of the liquidation of
Scotiatrust Uruguay, the loan facility, pursuant to the Assignment of Credit and Assumption
Agreement dated September 27, 2002, was assumed by the Company. The loan is interest
free and has no fixed repayment date. In consideration for the assumption of the credit,
Scotiatrust Uruguay assigned in favour of the Company, without; recourse, all its rights to
Argentine Sovereign securities (BODEN Republic of Argentina) in the amount of US$14.4
million upon issuance by the Argentine banking system. The BODEN bonds were sold in
2003.


9. Share capital
2006 2005
($'00Os) ($'000s)

Authorized:
3,000,000 (2005 3,000,000) common shares of $1.00 each $ 3,000 3,000

Issued and fully paid:
3,000,000 (2005 3,000,000) common shares of $1.00 each $ 3,000 3,000

10. Retractable preference shares

2006 2005
($'OOOs) ($'OO00s)

Authorized:
73,300 (2005 73,300) non-voting, non-participating,
non-cumulative, 8% retractable preference shares of $1.00 each $ 73 73

Issued and fully paid:

71,554 (2005 -71,554) non-voung, non-participating,
non-cumulative, 8% retractable preference shares of $1 00 each $ 72 72
Contributed surplus on preference shares 208,093 208,093
$ 208,165 208,165


The preference shares are redeemable at the option of the issuer of record. The amount to be
payable on redemption will include the premium paid at the date of issue.
The-preference shares rank in priority to the common shares of the Company in the event of a
dividend distribution. The premium paid on preference shares on the issuance of the
retractable preference shares is recorded as contributed surplus.

11. Contributed surplus
In 2002, BNSI *contributed additional' capital of $30 million to the Company for the purchase
of shares in the Scotiabank Mutual Funds. This contribution was fully repaid in 2005 using
proceeds realized from the redemption of shares held in the Scotiabank Mutual Funds (see
note 4).
Due to the accounting for the merger of BNST Cayman and Scotiabank Cayman as a uniting
of interest, the ordinary share capital and accumulated retained earnings balances of
Scotiabank Cayman acquired, were recorded as an adjustment to contributed surplus and
accumulated retained earnings of the Company at October 1, 2003 and the amounts were
subsequently capitalized as pan of the issue of retractable preference shares in December
2003.

12. Geographical analysis of assets and liabilities
Significant assets and liabilities at October 31 may be analyzed by geographical area, based
on ,he residence of : ter-party, as follows:

2006 2005
($'OOOs) ($'000s)
Deposits with banks: ..$ 5,262 4,427
Asia $ 5,262 4,427
Europe '37,148 778,862
North America 250,246 159,317
Latin America 63,932 64,900
Other 423,275 393,199
$ 1,479,863 1,400.705


Investments: ,,$ .3
Latin America $ 103 103
Other 6,531 12,149
er $ 6,634 12,252


Loans and advances:
Asia $ 14,441 15,561
Europe 2 26
North America 2 2 4
Latin America 292,733 270,368
Other 1,706,430 863,017
Provision (7,619) (10,830)
$ 2,005,987 1,138,146


Deposits liabilities:
Asia $ 5,966 S,502
Europe 41,970 86,855

NorthAmerica 85,175 187,121
Latin America 21,339 20,440
Other 2,904,218 1,879,577
$ 3,058,668 2,179,495


13. Financial instruments and associated risks
In the normal course of business, and in order to meet the financing needs of its customers
and its ultimate parent company, the Group may become a party to financial instruments with
off-balance sheet risk: The instruments involve, to varying degrees, elements of credit risk in
excess of the amount reflected in the consolidated financial statements. Such financial
instruments are represented at the year-end by letters of guarantee and stand-by letters of
credit amounting to $300,140 thousand (2005 .- $59,067 thousand) and assets pledged as
collateral relating to securities borrowed amounting to $173,482 thousand (2004 $41,496
thousand). The Group has received equal and offsetting claims against its customers and
affiliates, in the event of a call on these commitments.

Financial instruments can also comprise interest rate/cross currency swap.agreements and
purchased and written options. The Group mitigates the risks associated with such financial
instruments by transacting +only with well established,--high credit-quality financial
institutions, including its ultimate parent and affiliates.
At October 31, 2006 there were approximately $nil thousand (2005 $300 thousand) of
indexed guaranteed investment contracts which represents the only derivative transactions
entered into by a subsidiary of the Company. An asset and a liability of $nil thousand (2005 -
$300 thousand) each were included in the consolidated balance sheet as deposits with affiliate
banks and customer deposits respectively, to reflect the initial deposit placed with the
subsidiary at the beginning of the transaction. The subsidiary has entered into option
contracts with SCM in order to fully hedge its position. Any change in the value of the option
contract is appropriately reflected as an additional amount due to the investor. The
consolidated statement of operations'effects related to this arrangement are reported in
interest income and interest expense respectively.

(a) Credit risk
Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the Group if a counterpart to a financial
instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations. Financial assets which potentially
expose the Group to concentrations of credit risk comprise cash and deposits with fellow
subsidiaries and the ultimate parent company, loans, mortgages, overdrafts and credit
card receivables and interest and accounts receivable. Specific factors which impact the
concentration of credit risk are the concentration of loans and mortgages in the Caribbean
and Latin America commercial and real estate market. However, the Group mitigates this
exposure by adopting conservative lending policies, especially with respect to the


collateral obtained when granting such loans and rmrtgages.
Factors which mitigate credit risk are:
the Group only transacts with well established, high credit quality financial
institutions which include the ultimate parent company and affiliates;

the Group uses a risk rating system to quantify and evaluate proposed credits in order
to assist officers in understanding the risks inherent in credit proposals and, if they
are acceptable, to ensure appropriate returns.
(b) Interest rate and currency risks
Deposits placed by and with the Group generally attract fixed interest rates, which are re-
priced on maturity of the underlying asset or liability. Loans, mortgages, overdrafts and
credit card receivables generally attract variable interest rates based on market rates. The
Group mitigates its interest rate risks by matching the maturity periods of its assets and
liabilities wherever possible. Exposure by currency is managed regularly on a local
consolidated basis.


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The table below summarizes mthe Group's exposure to interest rate risks. mciuaea in thme
table are the Group's assets and liabilities at carrying amounts, categorized by the earlier
of contractual re-pricing or maturity dates.
Up to 3 months to I year to Over Non-interest
3 months I year 5 years 5 years bearing Total
$'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000


At OYobher 31,2006
A.ets
Deposits with banks
Investmenns
Loans and advances
Othe assets


$ 1,414,298
156,430
30 769


65,565
103
61,271 1,180,560
1280 -


714
607,726


1,479,863
5.817 6.634
2,005.987
1 60 43018


S 1.610,497 128.219 1,180,560 608.440 7786 3,535.502

Up to 3 months to I year to Over Non-nteret
3 months year S years 5 years bearing Total
$'000 '000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000
Liabilities
Deposits S 2.664.295 346,084 48.053 3,058,432
Loan due to ultimate parent 14,500 14,500
Other liabilities 39,171 4,178 237 3,229 46.815
$ 2.703,466 350,262 48.290 17.729 3,119,747

Toal itetaest sensitivity
gaIp $ (1,092,969) (222,043) 1,132,270 608,440 (9.943) 415.755

Up to 3 Snnths to 1 year to Over Non-Interest
3 months 1 year 5 years S years bearing Total
$'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000
At October 31,2005
Assets a
Deposits with banks $ 1,326,658 74.047 1.400,705
Investments 11.427 103 714 8 12,252
Loans and advances 143.803 46,750 389(162 558,431 1,138,146
Other assets 12.000 724 168 12.892
S1,493,888 121,521 389,265 559.145 176 2563.995

Liabilities
Deposits $ 1790,190 358,216 30,852 237 2,179,495
Loin due to ultimate
part 14.500 14,500
Other liabilities 17,229 3.626 54 139. 21.048
S 1.807,419 361,842 30.906 14,876 2,215.043

Total interest sensitivity
$ap $ (313.531) (240.321) 358;359 559,145 (14,700) 348,952
For the year ended October 31, 2006, the rates of interest, which approximate the
effective yields of these balance sheet assets and liabilities, were as follows:
Assets


Deposits with banks
Investments
Loans and advances


0.16% -
4.01% -
5.82% -


3.96%
5.19%
14.33%


Liabilities


Deposits
Other liabilities


0.05% 7.91%
4.09% 5.12%


For the year ended October 31, 2005, the rates of interest, which approximate the effective
yields of these balance sheet assets and liabilities, were as follows:
Assets


Deposits with banks
Investments
Loans and advances


1.70%
1.80%
3.75%


3.50%
3.05%
14.50%


Liabilities


Deposits
Other liabilities
(c) Market risk


0.05% 5.15%
2.55% 3.80%


The Group's investments in equity mutual funds expose it to financial market fluctuation.
In addition, investments in mutual funds are subject to specific restrictions on
transferability and disposal (see note 4). Management constantly monitors market risk by
utilizing real-time market information systems.

(d) Liquidity risk
Liquidity risk arises from fluctuations in cash flows. The liquidity risk management
process ensures that the Group is able to honor all of its financial commitments as they
fall due. The Group manages liquidity using policies that include the following:
measuring and forecasting cash commitments;
building a large stable base of core deposits from retail and commercial customers;
ensuring immediate availability of large pools of liquid assets to meet unforeseen
events including funding from BNS and other affiliated banks;
diversifying funding sources.
(e) Trust and fiduciary risk
The Group provides trustee, corporate administration, fund administRtion, investment
management and advisory services to third parties and affiliated companies which
involves the Group making allocation and purchase and sale decisions in relation to a
wide range-oDfinancial instruments., These services give rise to the risk that the Group
will be accused of mal-administration or under-performance.
(f) Fair value

At October 31, 2006 and October 31, 2005 the carrying value amounts of deposits with
banks, loans and advances and customer deposits approximated their fair values due tc
the short-term maturities of these assets and liabilities. The fair values of investments are
as disclosed in note 4. The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the
fair value of significant on-balance sheet financial instruments:

Loans, mortgages, overdrafts and credit card receivables net of allowance for credit
losses: the rates of interest in the portfolio reflect market conditions and the carrying
amounts, net of allowances for credit losses, as assumed to reflect their fair values;
Deposit liabilities payable on demand are assumed to equal their fair value. Deposits
payable on a fixed date are at rates which reflect market conditions and are assumed
to have fair values which approximate carrying values.
14. Pension plan
The Group's employees are members of the BNS's defined benefit pension plan which is
administered by BNS. Contributions are being made by BNS on an ongoing basis to keep the
plan fully funded. The last actuarial valuation of the plan was November 1, 2003 and based
on that independent valuation, the assets of the plan exceeded liabilities. All actuarial
information relating to this scheme can be found in the consolidated financial statements of
the ultimate parent company.

With effect from January 1, 9 all Caymanian employees of Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman
Islands) Ltd. not eligible to remain in BNS's defined benefit plan, were enrolled in a defined
contribution plan to comply with pension regulations in The Cayman Islands. The mandatory
contribution rate under law is 10% of the employee's salary, borne equally by the employee
and employer.
15. Global employee share ownership plan
The Group participants in the Global Employee Share Ownership Plan (GESOP) of BNS,
which allows employees to contribute a percentage of their annual salary to the GESOP.

The contributions are used to purchase shares in the ultimate parent company, on the Toronto
Stock Exchange, at prevailing market prices. The employer matches a stated percentage of
the employees' contributions and these vest with the employees after a stated period of
participation in the GESOP.
16. Related party balances
In additigh to the related party balances disclosed elsewhere in the consolidated balance
sheet, the following significant balances existed between .the Group and other affiliated
companies at October 31, 2006:


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Other assets
TSA fees
TSA fee due from parent
Recoverable fees
Insurance claims receivable
Interest receivable

Liabilities
Other liabilities
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Computer hardware maintenance fee
Insurance claims payables
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mortgages and secured loans granted are secured over property of the respective borrowers.
Other balances are not secured and no guarantees have been obtained.
No impairment losses have been recorded against balances outstanding during the period with
key management personnel, and no specific allowance has been made for impairment losses
on balances with key management personnel and their immediate relatives at the period end.
17. Commitments
In the normal course of business, various indirect credit commitments arc outstanding which
are not reflected in the consolidated balance sheet. These may include:
(a) Guarantees and standby letters of credit which represent an irrevocable obligation to pay
a third party when a customer does not meet its contractual financial or performance
obligations;
(b) Letters of credit which require the Group to honour drafts presented by a third party when
specific activities are completed;
(c) Commitments to extend credit which represents undertakings to make credit available in
the form of loans or other financings for specific amounts and maturities, subject to
certain conditions; and
(d) Securities lending transactions under which the Group, acting as principal, borrows
securities from a client (the lender) and on-lends the securities to a related party (the
borrower) within the BNS group of companies. The Group receives collateral from the
borrower and pledges the same to the lender. The borrower must fully collateralize the
securities borrowed at all times. The securities received as collateral are held in an
escrow account by a third party.

2006 2005
($'00Os) ($'00Os)
Guarantees and irrevocable letters of credit $ 300,140 290,250
Undrawn standby facilities, credit lines and other
commitments to lend 266,355 368,659
Securities borrowed and loaned 165,221 39,519
Assets pledged as collateral related to securities
borrowed 173,482 41,496
$ 905,198 739,924

Lease commitment
On March 1, 2003, the company entered into a lease agreement to lease Scotia House under a
five year lease term. The future minimum annual lease payments under this lease are as
follows:
($'000s)
2007 $ 474
2008 158

$ 632

In addition, Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman Islands) Ltd. has entered into a long term lease
agreement with an affiliate. Future minimum lease payments for such commitments for each
of the five succeeding years are as follows:
($'O00s)
2007 $ 1,053
2008 1,053
2009 1,027
2010 1.054
2011 1,054
Beyond 2011 1054


18. Fiduciary activities
The Company and its subsidiaries provide custody, trustee, corporate administration,
investment management and advisory services to third parties which involve the Company
and its subsidiaries making allocation and purchase and sale decisions in relation to a wide
range of financial instruments. Those assets that are held in a fiduciary capacity are not
included in these consolidated financial statements At the consolidated balance sheet date the
Company and its subsidiaries had financial assets under administration estimated to amount
to approximately $19 billion (2005 $19 billion). ,
19. Subsequent event
Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman Isiands) Ltd. is currently engaged in ongoing discussions with a
third party with respect to the sale of certain business lines within the Trust Division,
however no written or binding agreements have been executed as of this date.
20. Corresponding figures
Certain corresponding figures have been restated to conform to the current year's
presentation


AN AFRICAN Elephant walks through the Kruger National Park section of the Greater
Limpopo Transfrontier Park, in South Africa.
(AP FILE Photo/Jon Hrusa)



South African minister



seeks to slow elephant



population growth


* ADDO ELEPHANT PARK,
South Africa

THE environment minister
proposed a package of mea-
sures Wednesday to slow ram-
pant elephant population
growth including limited
killing and contraception but
stressed there would be no mass
slaughter, according to Associ-
ated Press.
The elephant population of
20,000 is growing at a rate of
more than 6 percent per year,
disrupting the delicate biodi-
versity in the flagship Kruger
National Park and other wildlife
parks, Environment Minister
Marthinus van Schalkwyk said.
He said the government pro-
posed introducing new man-
agement measures, including
removal of elephants to other
areas, creation of special enclo-
sures to protect other species,
expansion of parks, contracep-
tion and culling.
"I would have preferred not
to consider the options of both
pulling and contraception," he
said, but added that the reality
left him with no choice.
But he said slaughter would
only be considered as a last
resort.
"The government will never
give a blank check to culling,"
van Schalkwyk told journalists
at the Addo Elephant Park.
Environmental-groups and
other interested parties have
until May 4 to comment on the
proposals and even after that it
may take many more months
to bring the measures into force.
The initial reaction was posi-
tive.
The World Wildlife Fund said
it recognized the problem posed
by elephant overpopulation in
southern Africa and hailed the
government's exhaustive con-
sultations with conservation
groups.
"Although WWF does not
advocate culling as the pre-
ferred management alternative,
we recognize that it is a man-
agement option and reiterate
our view that all other options
should first be explored," said
Rob Little, acting chief execu-
tive of WWF South Africa.
The International Fund for
Animal Welfare welcomed van


Schalkwyk's promise to invest
more into scientific research.
"We dearly hope this indi-
cates a long-term intention to
ensure an ethical approach to
elephant management," the
fund said.
Wednesday's announcement
followed months of impassioned
debate, with some conserva-
tionists arguing that overall bio-
diversity should take priority
and animal welfare groups out-
raged at the prospect of slaugh-
ter.
The government is fearful of
upsetting tourists but van
Schalkwyk ruled out the risk of
a tourist boycott, saying the gov-
ernment action was designed to
preserve the balance of nature
that so entrances visitors.
South Africa has been hugely
successful in managing its ele-
phant populations, once on the
verge of extinction. But herds in
the Kruger Park, and also small-
er parks such as Addo, are
expected to double by 2020.
"We can conserve elephants
but we have to start to worry
about what we conserve with
it," said Graham Kerley, an ele-
phant expert who works with
officials at Addo National Park,
which has some 450 elephants.
The country destroyed 14,562
elephants between 1967 and
1994. Without that cull, the pop-
ulation would have rocketed by
now to 80,000, according to
park estimates. On current
trends the population is expect-
ed to reach 34,000 by 2020 if it is
not curbed.
In 2005, the South African
National Parks said killing ele-
phants should be considered
one way to limit the population
boom.
Van Schalkwyk declined to
predict how many elephants
might be shot if culling gets the
green light. But he said there
were more sophisticated man-
agement options than before
1994, such as improving fenc-
ing and expanding parks.
"There is a huge difference
between what we had then and
now," he said.
The contraception option is
fraught with problems. A
female normally breeds every
four years and doesn't mate
while nursing.


With contraception, a female
comes on heat every four
months but doesn't become
pregnant and so suffers the
physical stress of frequent cop-
ulation with bulls four times her
weight.
Relocating elephants is
expensive. Conservation experts
say there are signs that ele-
phants are beginning to move
from the Kruger into Mozam-
bique, where populations are
more sparse because of the long
civil war, thanks to the removal
of national fences in a new
trans-frontier park. But space
is limited.
There is no regional consen-
sus on the issue. South Africa,
Namibia and Botswana all have
booming elephant populations,
while East African nations such
as Kenya are struggling. Trade
in ivory has been banned since
1989 to try to combat poaching
despite appeals by South Africa
to resume sales and invest the
proceeds in its parks.
Botswana has by far the
biggest elephant population,
with an estimated 165,000 ele-
phants, according to van Schalk-
wyk. He said Zimbabwe was
host to an estimated 80,000 and
Mozambique some 20,000.
A single elephant devours up
to 660 pounds of grass, leaves
and twigs a day. And they are
messy eaters 60 percent gets
wasted.
"The feeding impact of ele-
phants is enormous because of
their large size and the way they
feed," Kerley said.
Addo was established as a
national elephant park in 1931,
after a sustained campaign by
local hunters and farmers had
decimated the herd to just 11
beasts. With the acquisition of
more land and extensive fencing
to protect the animals from
harm, the population has mush-
roomed.
Already the crowding is lead-
ing to tensions, according to
Kerley.
The females live to about 65
years old, but fighting among
the bulls has reduced their aver-
age life span to 45 not long
enough for them to grow the
mighty tusks that are the trade-
mark of other South African
elephant populations.


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Harcourt's Royal Oasis




deal 'moving forward'


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A DECISION on the soft-
ware provider for the commer-
cial banking system's Automat-
ed Clearing House (ACH) is
"imminent", The Tribune was
told yesterday, the team respon-
sible for making the selection
having arrived back in the
Bahamas at the weekend.
Paul McWeeney, Bank of the
Bahamas International's man-
aging director and head of the
Clearing Banks Association's
(CBA) working group on the
ACH, said that team was due to
submit its report to him, along
with its software provide rec-
ommendation, by tomorrow.
Mr McWeeney told The Tri-
bune: "It's imminent. The team
came back and they're preparing
a report for me. I will have it on
Friday, and in there will be their
recommendation.
"They came back on the
weekend, having visited four dif-
ferent countries in 10 days."
The site visits took place in
Europe and Africa, the CBA
working group having narrowed
down the contest to be the ACH
software provider to the final
two candidates.
The ACH is seen as a "long
overdue" upgrade to the
Bahamian financial services sys-
tem's infrastructure, and the
software provider selection is
- seen as the final step to imple-
menting the facility and taking it
live by end-June 2007, a
Bahamas-based company hav-
ing already been chosen as the
project manager.
The ACH is being viewed as a
mechanism to boost the effi-
ciency and integrity of the
Bahamian commercial banking
and payments system. The first
phase will provide all Bahamian
clearing banks with an inter-
linked system for the electronic
processing of cheques, in addi-
tion to direct debits and credits.
The latter two functions will
enable Bahamians to credit and
debit funds electronically, and
instead of providing employees


with their pay
in the form of
cheques, com-
panies can
credit
employee
accounts even
if they are
housed at a
different
bank.
The ACH
second phase p McWEENEY
will involve
the development of an automat-
ic teller machine (ATM)
SWITCH network, which will
allow Bahamians to access their
money at any bank ATM
machine in this nation.
The ACH third phase is
intended to lead to "full trunca-
tion", and the potential of cre-
ating a National Archiving or
National Processing Centre for
the entire Bahamian commer-
cial banking system.
Currently, all the commercial
banks have their own process-
ing centres to deal with the clear-
ing and settlement of monetary
transactions, and the creation of
one unified centre via the ACH
could lead to reduced further
costs, efficiencies and greater
economies of scale.
Mr McWeeney previously said
the ACH would "harmonise
banking functions and improve
the delivery of products and ser-
vices.

improved movement of funds,
will allow transactions to be
completed in a more timely fash-
ion, and companies will learn
about the fair value of transac-
tions much earlier. It will
improve the conduct of busi-
ness," he added.
In this way, the ACH will
improve the integrity of the
Bahamian banking system by
enabling businesses to learn
about bounced customer
cheques much earlier, boost
overall cash flows in the econo-
my, and reduce the time
Bahamians spend in bank
queues waiting to deposit their
cheques.


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THarcourt Devel-
opments was
yesterday
named as the
front-runner to
acquire the still-closed Royal
Oasis resort, with the minister
of tourism saying he understood
"the deal was moving ahead"
despite reports reaching The
Tribune that the Irish-based
property developer might have
withdrawn for the second time."
Sources close to the situation
yesterday told this newspaper
that Harcourt's attempt to
acquire, the resort may have run
into difficulties during negotia-
tions with the Royal Oasis's de
facto owner, Lehman Brothers'
private equity arm.
It is unclear what may have
caused any complications,
although the range of possibili-
ties is extensive, such as differ-
ences over the purchase price
and who settles the liabilities
left behind by Driftwood
(Freeport). The resort's opera-
tor had left behind some $22
million in liabilities as at Janu-
ary 2005, having closed the Roy-
al Oasis in early September
2004 following Hurricane


* Irish developer said to be front-runner despite suggestions it has withdrawn,
with World Investments Holdings successor now in number two spot
Minister confirms Beka's eastern Grand Bahama project was submitted,


Frances.
Kirk Antoni, Harcourt's
attorney, who is based at Caf-
ferata & Co, did not return The
Tribune's call seeking comment
yesterday.
Yet Obie Wilchcombe, min-
ister of tourism, said: "I haven't
heard that at all" when The Tri-
bune asked him whether Har-
court Developments had pulled
out.
"Up to yesterday, I still
thought the deal was moving
ahead," said Mr Wilchcombe,
confirming that Harcourt
Developments was the Gov-
ernment's favourite purchaser,
and that it was leading the Roy-
al Oasis race when he last
checked.
"We'd love to have Harcourt,
and I'm still optimistic we'll be
able to make it happen," Mr
Wilchcombe added. "It would
be ideal for Grand Bahama,
they're already an investor
there, and can attract the kind


but talks in early stages


of brands we need in Grand
Bahama."
Harcourt Developments
already has a strong Grand
Bahama presence as a result of
its development projects at Suf-
folk Court and the Bahamia
sub-division, and has impressed
many on the island with its
work and commitment.
It is planning to do a condo
hotel on Grand Bahama, and
also owns the boutique Carlisle
Bay resort in Antigua. Harcourt
has more than 40 years' experi-
ence in developing office, indus-
-trial, retail, leisure and residen-
tial projects in Ireland, the UK
and other countries.
Harcourt Developments held
a recent series of meetings on
the Royal Oasis with both the
Government and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority, at
which a new price for the Roy-
al Oasis was discussed.
However, the strongest card
is still held by Lehman Broth-


ers, which appears to be sitting
tight and attempting to max-
imise the price it receives so it
can regain the estimated $70+
million it invested in the Royal
Oasis acquisition and upgrade.
Harcourt Developments was
previously the lead contender
to acquire the Royal Oasis, but
after it failed to meet the price
Lehman Brothers was seeking,
it was eased aside by 'a group
that entered the process late,
Florida-based World Invest-
ments Holdings, which offered
$40 million.
That deal fell apart after
World Investments Holdings
failed to raise the necessary
financing and find an interna-
tionally-recognised casino oper-
ator, prerequisites the Govern-
ment wanted it to meet.
World Investments Holdings
then split up, but appears to

SEE page 6B


Bahamas targeted by Obama 'offshore' Bill T


! By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
.THE Bahamas is among 34 jurisdictions
targeted by a Bill introduced into the US Sen-
ate. that is backed by Democratic presiden-
tial candidate, Barack Obama, called the Stop
Tax Haven Abuse Act.
Together with leading members from both
parties on the US Senate's Permanent Sub-
committee on Investigations, Norm Coleman
and Carl Levin, the latter being a well-known
opponent of international financial centres
such as the Bahamas, Mr Obama's Bill has
been put forward as a result of the trio's argu-
ments that the US government and taxpayers


are annually cheated of $100 billion due to
"offshore tax abuses".
According to a statement issued by the
three, the US Treasury loses some $40-$70
billion in taxes from individuals, and another
$30 billion from companies, as a result of so-
called "offshore tax evasion".
Their Bill is a long way from being enacted,
as it would have to be passed by both Houses
of Congress and President George W. Bush,
but its emergence again shows the need for the
Government and Bahamian financial services
industry to remain abreast of such interna-
tional developments to ensure this nation has
the opportunity to present its case to key con-
gressmen and government officials.


In addition, it indicates that Democratic
control of Congress may not be as good for the
Bahamas, at least when it comes to financial
services, as the former Republican-dominated
one. Then there is the spectre of what happens
should Mr Obama win his race for the US
presidency next year.
All that is some way in the future, but the
Bill if passed would give the US Treasury
"authority to take special measures against
foreign jurisdictions and financial institutions"
that are seen as impeding the enforcement of
US tax laws.


SEE page 8B


Investor buys 'Korean


boat scandal' vessel


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE investor behind Pega-
sus Wireless, the wireless tech-
nology assembly plant manu-
facturer whose facility was
opened last week by the Prime
Minister, has acquired the
'mother ship' to the Korean
fishing boat fleet at the centre
of the controversy that caused
Sidney Stubbs' resignation
from the Bahamas Agricultur-
al and Industrial Corporation
(BAIC).
Jasper Knabb, Pegasus
Wireless' president and chief
executive, has purchased the
'mother ship' and moved it
from Bradford Marine's
premises, where it has largely
remained since the controver-
sy over its presence and that
of a 15-strong fishing fleet
'blew up' in 2003.
Sources said that the 'moth-
er ship' had now been moored
somewhere else in Grand
Bahama, and that Mr Knabb
intended to use it for explo-
ration/treasure hunting pur-
poses. ';
Mr Knabb, who is said to be
living on another yacht while
Pegasus Wireless gets its
Grand Bahama operation up
and running, could not be
reached for comment yester-
day.
However, there is nothing to
suggest that he was involved
in the 'Korean boats' episode,
or that he has done anything
wrong in pur&4asing the boat.
The 16 Korean fishing boats
were impounded soon after
they arrived in the Bahamas, as


the Department of Fisheries
was not satisfied they were ful-
ly Bahamian-owned.
The boats were bought by
Bahamian company Netsiwil
Holdings under a mortgage
from Korean manufacturer,
Neneka International, and the
dispute centred on which com-
pany could be considered own-
ers while the mortgage was not
fully paid.
North Andros fishermen
were shocked'when fifteen 45-
foot boats arrived unan-
nounced at Morgan's Bluff on
November 17. Shortly after-
wards, the larger processing
ship Otori. arrived in Grand
Bahama.
Fishermen questioned
whether the boats crewed
at the time by Koreans were
Bahamian owned and operat-
ed, and feared that intensive
fishing on such a scale could
do severe long term damage
to fish stocks, and the marine
environment.
The boats were soon
impounded, but BAIC, which
helped bring the boats here in
the first place, insisted that
everything was in order. In the
weeks that followed, fisher-
men, politicians, environmen-
talists and residents all began
to speak out on the issue which
many said had become a
"national concern".
Netsiwil bought the boats
from Neneka with a $2.5 mil-
lion mortgage, with the inten-
tion of exporting lobster and
other products for the Asian
market. The deal was "struc-
tured" by the then chairman
of BAIC, Mr Stubbs.


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It's notable that not one of
these firms has its head office,
or even a branch or affiliate,
in the Bahamas. They find
themselves in all the other tra-
ditional places -- Bermuda,
Cayman, BVI, Jersey,
Guernsey, Isle of Man,
Zurich/Geneva and have
been spreading adventurously
to London, Dublin, Luxem-
bourg, Gibraltar, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Mauritius, Anguilla,
Montevideo and, most notably,
Dubai, the latest financial
boom-town.
These firms do not show up
as small, static organizations
struggling for a foothold. They
have been steadily adding full
physical-presence branches,
sometimes as start-ups, some-
times by mergers with existing
firms. The No. 1 firm, Maples
& Calder, is headquartered in
Cayman but operates in six
other centres, with a legal com-
plement of 53 partners and 144
associates, and a total staff of
about 550. In 2004, it acquired
a BVI law firm, and last year
opened an arm of its fund-ser-
vice company in Hong Kong,
this year going into Luxem-
bourg. No. 2 was for many
years known simply as Apple-
by Spurling in Bermuda, until it
merged with Hunters in Cay-
man in 2004 and Bailhache
Labesse of Jersey in 2006, to
become Appleby Hunter Bail-
hache, with seven offices, 45
partners, and 138 associates.
The No. 4 firm, Walkers,
opened in Cayman in 1964 and
has now spread to five more
jurisdictions. With 37 partners
and 125 associates, it is known
as a leading worldwide special-
ist in institutional and hedge
funds, of which more than
8,000 are incorporated in Cay-
man. In 2006, it became the
first to open a full transaction-
al office in Dubai, and acquired
Jersey-based Crills Advocates.
The venerable Bermuda


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firm, Conyers, Dill & Pearman,
No. 5 in the rankings with 30
partners and 107 associates,
established its eighth office in
late 2006 by opening in Dubai.
Harneys, the British Virgin
Islands' oldest and largest firm,
ranked No. 16 with 10 partners
and 45 associates, and main-
tains offices in London and
Hong Kong, as well as a special
Caribbean niche in Anguilla.
These firms' growth has
derived mainly from the explo-
sion in global capital markets.
and the creation of ever-more
sophisticated financial instru-
ments traded in those markets.
To service this'business, they
share one characteristic: the
international training and expe-
rience of their lawyers. As
shown in the personal profiles
found on the firms' web-sites,
the majority of the partners
and associates were not only
educated in the UK (or occa-
sionally Canada or Australia),
but also had years of work in
London or other financial cen-
tres before going offshore.
Thus they developed not only
the technical qualifications but
also the contacts found only in
big-city practice. As is often
said, it's not just what you
know, it's who you know.
As a result, their practice is
concentrated on complex
cross-border international
transactions foreign securi-
ties issues, documentation of
derivatives and collateralised
debt obligations, asset-backed
finance, Islamic funds compli-
ant with Shari'ah law for
major companies nd finance
houses in world financial cen-
tres. They are not shy about
identifying their clients as For-
tune 100 or FTSE 100 institu-
tions, including such heavy-hit-
ters as Goldman Sachs, JPMor-
gan, Barclays Group,
Aberdeen Asset Managers,
Merrill Lynch, AXA Private
Equity, GE, Deutsche Bank,
HSBC Bank.
By contrast, the structure of
the Bahamas Bar is entirely dif-
ferent. The Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB) lists 20
firms, of which a half dozen
publish their own websites and
several have reached substan-
tial size 16 partners for the
largest firm. But none of them
has offices outside the
Bahamas, with the exception
of two with a presence in Lon-
don. The personal profiles dis-
played on their web-sites indi-
cate that few, if any, of their
attorneys have ever practiced
in a major foreign centre.
Therefore, our local law
firms' practice is essentially
domestic, focusing on con-
veyancing, mortgages, labour
disputes, transactions between
home-grown companies and
compliance with Government
permits and regulations, as well
as local matters for our many
foreign-owned banks, trust
companies, investment firms,
hotel companies and property
developers. The international
practice consists mainly of pri-
vate client services, based on
the wealth-management struc-
tures expertly developed by
our attorneys specialising in
this field.
The failure of the Bahamian
legal fraternity to seize the type
of international corporate busi-
ness directed to the 20 Off-
shore Hardcore firms is often
blamed on government immi-
gration policies that restrict hir-
ing the foreign attorneys who
are trained to handle it. Or it is


sometimes claimed that Cay-
man and Bermuda hold an
edge because their stock
exchanges have developed spe-
cial status with financial author-
ities and stock exchanges in the
UK and the US, enabling them
to deal in foreign securities.
Both these arguments seem
wide of the mark. Surely if the
local Bar made a determined
effort, the Government would
relax its restrictions; and if we
had foreign-trained attorneys,
our BISX would be encour-
aged more aggressively to
develop foreign links.
Rather, it appears that our
local lawyers have made a con-
scious decision to maintain the
status quo, avoiding the dis-
ruptions of integrating foreign
lawyers or setting up foreign
offices. As a long-term strategy,
they might send off their junior
associates for several years of
experience in the City of Lon-
don or Wall Street, who would
then return equipped with the
modern skills, but to date no
firm seems to have taken this
step.
Of course, the Bahamas part-
ners may have sound financial
reasons for eschewing expan-
sion. It's well known that size
of a firm, in revenues or num-
ber of lawyers, does not equate
with that crucial criterion of
success, profit per partner. Of
the world's 100 largest firms in
terms of revenue (mainly based
in London or New York), the
tables in The Lawyer show that
the 58th in size led the field,
by a large margin, in profit per
partner. Often, the overhead
of operating a scattered net-
work of offices exceeds the
marginal profit that they bring
to the firm. That being said,
since both local and most off-
shore firms are secretive about
finances, meaningful cpmoipari-.,
son is impossible. The only hint
comes from No. 8, Jerse\ -bdsed
Mourant, du Feu & Jeune, with
four offices and 27 partners,
which disclosed 2006 revenues
(not profits) of 25 million, or
nearly 1 million per partner.
Our local firms might use this
as a benchmark to judge their
own performance.
: Whatever the financial moti-
vations, the leaders of our local
firms may be fully satisfied with
their concentration on the
domestic scene, forecasting a
steady increase of business
from the present client base
with gradual additions and the
growth of the Bahamian econ-
omy. Perhaps they have no
desire for the complications,
long hours and hectic travel-
ling lifestyle required to create
and run a multi-office firm with
a multinational corporate clien-
tele. They are certainly com-
petent in the fields they wish
to cover, with a high level of
expertise in the best firms. If
they simply wish to play on
fields that are considerably
smaller and possibly less
lucrative than the fields of the
Offshore Hardcore firms, that
is their absolute privilege as
independent professionals.
But the insular habits of the
local Bar inevitably contradict
and undermine the stated
ambitions and fervent rhetoric
of the BFSB and the Govern-
ment; that we become a true
full-service international finan-
cial centre. As a body charged
with promotion, it's under-
standable that the BFSB
proudly carries on its website
the heading International
Financial Centre of Choice. At
present, that's somewhat more
hype than reality.
NB: The author once prac-
ticed as a corporate lawyer
with a major firm in New
York City.


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The Dow began the day fall-
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ber and sent the Dow to a series
of record highs, were unfazed
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tion phase isn't just going to be
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sweet crude for April delivery
fell 62 cents a barrel to $60.77
on the New York Mercantile
Exchange.
The broader Standard &
Poor's 500 index fell 50.33, or
3.47 percent, Tuesday to
1,399.04, and the tech-domi-
nated Nasdaq composite index
was off 96.65, or 3.86 percent, at
2,407.87. Both indexes have also
turned negative for the year. .
The Russell 2000 index 31.03,
or 3.77 percent, to 792.66.


ECONOMY



Recession unlikely, economists say


* Reports show that a downturn
in manufacturing is restraining
U.S. economic growth even as
consumer confidence increases
and housing shows further signs
of stabilizing.
BY JEANNINE AVERSA
Associated Press
WASHINGTON Alan Green-
span and the Wall Street nosedive
aside, economists think the probabil-
ity of a U.S. recession this year is
fairly low and the likelihood of one in
China is even slimmer.


Greenspan, the former chairman
of the Federal Reserve, warned this
week that the world's largest econ-
omy the United States could
slip into recession this year. That
would be bad news for the global
economy, too.
However, many economists put
the probability of a recession at about
one in five.
The biggest risk to the five-year-
old U.S. economic expansion is that
the housing slump might take an
unexpected turn for the worse, ana-
lysts say. In one dire scenario, not


only would consumers and busi-
nesses clamp down on spending and
investing, but troubles could spread
to lenders dealing in risky mortgages,
triggering a financial crisis.
The latest U.S. economic barome-
ters released Tuesday were mostly
good, but they failed to ease inves-
tors' anxiety.
The National Association of Real-
tors reported that sales of previously
owned homes the biggest chunk of
the housing market rose by 3 per-
cent in January from the previous
month. That was the largest gain in


AP FILE
HOLIDAY BOOST: Target said fourth-quarter profitsirose a better-than-expected 19 percent, fueled
by strong holiday sales. Above, a shopper takesa'dvantage of the after-Christmas sales at a Target
store in Modesto, Calif.



Federated, Target



report strong 4Q profits


* Federated Department
Stores said stronger sales at
established stores and lower
costs drove fourth-quarter
earnings up 5 percent. The
retailer also announced plans to
change its name to Macy's.
BY ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
Associated Press
NEW YORK Federated
Department Stores reported strong
fourth-quarter profits Tuesday and
said it will change its name to
0 Macy's Group. But the department
store operator still struggling to
integrate former May Department
Stores offered a profit forecast
well below Wall Street expecta-
tions.
Meanwhile, Target said fourth-
quarter profits rose a better-than-
expected 19 .percent, fueled by
strong holiday sales. Earnings for
the current year should be in line
with Wall Street's estimates, com-
pany officials said.
Cincinnati-based Federated,
which also operates Blooming-
dale's, said stronger sales at estab-
lished stores and lower costs drove
fourth-quarter earnings up 5 per-
cent.
The company said it would
immediately repurchase 45 million
shares for $2 billion, half of a
planned $4 billion increase to its


KIICHIRO SATO/AP
MACY'S BRAND: Federated
Department Stores Group,
which is building a national
department store brand under
Macy's, said it will change its
name to Macy's Group.

stock buyback program.
Federated, which is building a
national department store brand
under Macy's, plans to seek
approval for the name change from
shareholders during its annual
meeting in May.


"Most customers don't know
what Federated Department Stores
stands for, and obviously the name
brand recognition for our new
name is an easy decision for us,"
said Chief Executive Terry J. Lund-
gren in an interview Tuesday with
The Associated Press, noting that
90 percent of sales are coming from
the Macy's brand.
Federated changed the name of
more than 400 May stores to
Macy's last year after acquiring its
formal rival in August 2005. Those
stores, which operated under the
former nameplates of Hecht's, Mar-
shall Field's and Filene's, struggled
during the holiday season, though
business is rebounding, company
officials said.
"'We would have preferred see-
ing the sales at the former May Co.
stores perform better," Lundgren
said. Despite difficulties winning
over customers still loyal to stores
under their previous names, there
has been progress, he said.
Federated executives told inves-
tors in a Tuesday conference call
that the introduction of an exclu-
sive Martha Stewart home furnish-
ing collection this fall along with its
best performing store brands
would bring improved results.
A big challenge remains for
*TURN TO FEDERATED, 4B


two years. While the sales boost was
helped out by last month's unusually
warm weather, it still raised hopes
that the worst of the residential real-
estate bust may be over.
Even if that turns out to be the
case, the pain of the housing slump
will continue to be felt this year
because the inventory of unsold
homes is still bloated. That will take
time to fix and may drag down home
prices even more.
The nationwide median price of
*TURN TO ECONOMY, 4B


EX-FED CHAIRMAN


Wall Street


still listens


to Alan


Greenspan

After more than 18 years as
chief of the Federal Reserve, Alan
Greenspan still has clout on Wall
Street.
BY JEANNINE AVERSA
Associated Press
WASHINGTON Judging from
the markets, you'd hardly know Alan
Greenspan has been gone from the
Federal Reserve for more than a year.
When he talks, Wall Street still lis-
tens.
Stocks tanked around the globe
Tuesday as skittish investors fretted
over the prospects of major eco-
nomic slowdowns in the United
States and China. Greenspan had
warned a day earlier that the U.S.
economy might slip into recession by
year's end.
Although many economists still
believe the odds of a U.S. recession
this year are fairly low, investors'
reactions made clear that Green-
span's utterances are paid close
attention even though he no longer
has the power to raise or lower inter-
est rates.
Experts said that's a testament to
the credibility and forecasting prow-
ess Greenspan earned during his 18-
plus year run the second-longest
in Fed history as chief of the
nation's central bank.
"Greenspan was there for nearly
20 years and has had such a big influ-
ence over a long time with investors.
It may be a habit that the market has
*TURN TO GREENSPAN, 4B


J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP
'THE MAESTRO': Former Federal
Reserve Board chairman Alan
Greenspan's agile handling of
the economy has earned him
monikers, as well as credibility.


* The world's fifth-largest
automaker, DaimlerChrysler, who
has sought a Chinese partner to
build small cars, says it will work
with Chery Motor to build the
vehicles in China.
BY MATT MOORE
Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany Daim-
lerChrysler AG, seeking to cut costs
and boost sales in North America,
said Tuesday it will start selling Chi-
nese-made cars in that market and'
western Europe as it tries to meet
demand for smaller, more economi-


cal vehicles.
The automaker said its supervi-
sory board approved the framework
of a limited partnership that will see
China's Chery Motor build the cars in
China.
They will be sold in North Amer-
ica and western Europe under the
aegis of its Chrysler Group brands,
which include Dodge and Jeep.
Financial details were not released.
"Small vehicles such as these will
allow Chrysler Group brands to com-
pete in segments in which the brands
do not currently compete, and which
are especially important in price- and


fuel-economy sensitive markets," the
German-U.S. automaker said in a
statement after a meeting of its
supervisory board.
The deal still requires the
approval of China's government, a
move the company said was likely.
There was no word about Chrys-
ler's fate from the supervisory board
meeting, only that the company was
examining all its choices. Speculation
has been rampant since Chairman
Dieter Zetsche said Feb. 14 that all
options are on the table for the mon-
ey-losing U.S. business and he would
not rule out a possible sale.


DaimlerChrysler said the Chery
deal is expected to help it become a
"bigger player on the global automo-
tive stage by giving it access to prod-
ucts in new segments more quickly,
with less capital spending."
In December, the company and
Chery agreed on a plan for the Chi-
nese car maker to build small cars
that would be sold globally and be
based on an existing model that
would be modified jointly by Chrys-
ler and Chery engineers.
The move gives Chrysler a rela-
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Federated, Target report strong profits


*FEDERATED, FROM 1B

Macy's as it tries to wean cus-
tomers off coupons, which
were used heavily by May
stores. Karen Hoguet, Feder-
ated's chief financial officer
told investors that customers
will get the same value at
Macy's without coupons.
For the quarter ended Feb.
3, net income rose to $733 mil-
lion, or $1.40 per share, from
$699 million, or $1.26 per
share, in the prior-year
period. Stripping out the costs
of integrating May stores,
Federated said earnings for
the latest quarter were $1.66
per share, topping the compa-
ny's estimate of $1.55 to $1.60
per share.
Analysts polled by Thom-
son Financial, who exclude


one-time charges and gains
from their estimates,
expected earnings of $1.58 per
share.
The company shuttered 80
duplicative store locations
after the acquisition, which
drove sales down by 4 percent
to $9.16 billion from $9.57 bil-
lion.
Analysts forecast fourth-
quarter sales of $9.07 billion.
The recent quarter included
an extra week of sales 14
weeks versus 13 weeks a year
ago. Sales at stores open at
least one year considered a
key indicator rose 6.1 per-
cent during the quarter.
Federated will begin
reporting same-store sales at
former May locations for the
first time this month. The cur-
rent same-store results


include only the Macy's and
Bloomingdale's stores that
existed before September,
when the company renamed
m9st of the former May Co.
stores.
Federated said it expects
earnings of $2.45 to $2.50 for
the current year excluding
integration costs of $100 mil-
lion and $125 million. That
was a dissapointment on Wall
Street with analysts polled by
Thomson Financial looking
for earnings of $2.84.
Federated expects same-
store sales to increase from 2
percent to 3.5 percent in the
current fiscal year.
Target, the nation's sec-
ond-largest discount chain,
said it earned $1.12 billion, or
$1.29 per share, for the quar-
ter, up from $939 million, or


$1.06 per share, during the
same period last year. .
Revenue of $19.71 billion
rose from $16.95 billion during
the same period last year,
driven by the longer 14-week
quarter that ended Feb. 3.
New stores, a 4.8 percent
increase in same-store sales,
and Target's credit card busi-
ness boosted revenue as well.
Analysts surveyed by
Thomson Financial expected
earnings of $1.27 per share on
revenue of $19.52 billion.
Analyst expectations of
$3.60 per share for the current
fiscal year is within range,
said Chief Financial Officer
Douglas Scovanner. Revenue
from Target's credit card
business rose 17 percent to
$441 million, boosting profits
41 percent to $187 million.


AUTOMOTIVE


DaimlerChrysler OK's deal with Chery


*CHINA, FROM 1B

tively quick entry into a grow-
ing segment of the car market
where it now has no signifi-
cant product, and it prepares
the company in case gasoline
prices escalate to above $3 per
gallon in the U.S.
A government report
released Tuesday said gaso-
line prices averaged about
$2.38 a gallon in the United
States last week.
Chrysler has sought a Chi-
nese partner to build small
cars, saying it cannot make
money by manufacturing
them in the United States due
to high labor and other costs.
Big name automakers have
set their sights on China and
other fast-growing develop-
ing markets to help offset leg-
acy costs and provide sales
growth missing in the U.S.
and other Western markets.
So far, domestic and for-
eign manufacturers have
focused mainly on meeting
soaring demand inside China.
At the same time, though,
Chinese automakers have
begun looking overseas for
acquisitions, both to expand
their market reach and to tap
advanced technology and
design capacity.
Chery is China's biggest
domestic automaker, with
272,400 vehicles sold last
year, but it trails General
Motors, which sold 876,747
vehicles last year, as the coun-
try's biggest automaker.


DOUG KANTER/BLOOMBERG NEWS
LUCRATIVE DEAL: DaimlerChrysler and its chairman Dieter Zetsche, left, said the Chery
deal is expected to help it become a 'bigger player on the global automotive stage.'
Above, Zetsche is seen in a Chinese factory in 2006.


Based in the southeastern assembles vehicles abroad in
province of Zhejian, south of facilities run with local part-
Shanghai, Chery already ners in Iran, Malaysia, Russia,


Ukraine, Brazil and Egypt.
DaimlerChrysler shares fell
2.2 percent to $69.06.


*ECONOMY, FROM 1B

an existing home sold in Janu-
ary sank to $210,600, a drop of
3.1 percent from last year and
the third-largest annual
decline on record. The
median price is where half
sell for more and half for less.
So far, consumers the
lifeblood of the economy -
have been spending suffi-
ciently to keep the economy
moving ahead. The worry,
though, is that people who
had treated their homes like
ATMs when values were
soaring through the five-year
housing boom that ended in
2005 will cut back on their
spending as home prices in
some markets drop or go up
only a little.
Before Tuesday's huge
stock market drop, consumers
seemed in buoyant spirits.
Consumer confidence
zoomed to a 51/2-year high in
February with people feeling
better about current eco-
nomic conditions as well as


the jobs climate. The Confer-
ence Board's indek climbed to
112.5 from 110.2 in January.
That should bode well for the
national economy because if
consumers are feeling opti-
mistic they may be more
inclined to spend.
PLENTY OF STRUGGLES
A third report, also
released Tuesday, under-
scored the struggles of the
nation's manufacturers, who
have been feeling the strain
from the ailing housing and
automotive sectors as well as
intense foreign competition.
Orders for big-ticket manu-
factured goods plunged 7.8
percent in January, the largest
decline since October, the
Commerce Department said.
Economic growth for the
final quarter of 2,006 is
expected to be downgraded
on Wednesday to a subpar 2.3
percent pace from the solid
3.5 percent rate initially esti-
mated a month ago.
GDP measures the value of


all goods and services pro-
duced in the United States
and is the best barometer of
the nation's economic fitness.
For all of this year, the
National Association for Busi-
ness Economics, or NABE, is
predicting the economy to
slow to 2.8 percent, down
from 3.4 percent in 2006. The
Bush administration thinks
growth will slow to 2.9 per-
cent, while the Federal
Reserve estimates somewhere
between 2.5 percent and 3
percent. The housing slump is
expected to be the main cul-
prit. Next year, though, eco-
nomic growth would pick up
to the 3 percent range.
WORLD ECONOMY
The International Mone-
tary Fund, in projections last
fall, said the world economy
should hold up well in the
face of a slowing U.S. econ-
omy and should grow by a
solid 4.9 percent this year.
Economists put the odds of
a U.S recession this year at


about one in five. "It is very
rare that business cycles die
of old age. It is usually some
shock that leads to recession,"
said Carl Tannenbaum, chief
economist at LaSalle Bank
and president of the NABE.
The economy's last reces-
sion in 2001 was preceded by
the bursting of a stock market
bubble in 2000 that wiped out
trillions of dollars in paper
wealth. Then came the 2001
terror attacks. The shock this
time could come from the
housing slump and from the
surge in delinquencies and
foreclosures for "subprime"
borrowers people with
weaker credit records who
are considered higher risks -
especially those who have
adjustable-rate mortgages.
"While the probability of a
recession is low, it does high-
light that the economy will be
vulnerable to any shock in
2007. It is worth thinking
about and preparing for," said
Mark Zandi, chief economist
at Moody's Economy.com.


EX-FED CHAIRMAN


Wall Street still listens to Greenspan


*GREENSPAN, FROM 1B

adopted listening to Green-
span," joked Victor Li, associ-
ate professor of economics at
Villanova School of Business.
The market is still listening
because "he has been so right
about the economy for so
long," added Mark Zandi,
chief economist at Moody's
Economy.com. Greenspan's
agile handling of the economy
has earned him monikers,
including the maestro, the


greatest central banker who
ever lived and the second-
most important person in
Washington.
On Monday, Greenspan
said, "It is possible we can get
a recession in the latter
months of 2007." Although
Greenspan also went on to
say that most forecasters are
not making that judgment, his
remark nonetheless roiled
financial markets.
The former Fed chief's
recession comment came just


weeks after Ben Bernanke, the
current Fed chairman, gave
Congress a mostly upbeat
assessment of the economy's
prospects. Economists who
give Bernanke good marks for
his handling of the economy
thus far don't believe Green-
span's recession remark
undermines the new chair-
man's credibility.
But they do think Green-
span if his words in the
future continue to cause stock
market gyrations could be


a headache for Bernanke.
"If the ex-Fed chairman is
out there being fairly opinion-
ated, Bernanke might have to
start shadow boxing with him
and that's not a good position
to be in. If a relatively obscure
comment by Greenspan in
Hong Kong can cause a ripple
effect around the world, that
is something Bernanke can't
ignore. There is certainly an
annoyance factor there," said
Brian Bethune, economist at
Global Insight.


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BUSINESS BRIEFS


* CASINOS


JAE C. HONG/AP
A GOOD QUARTER: Harrah's reported net income of
$47.6 million for the three months ended Dec. 31,
compared with a loss of $142.2 million last year.


Harrah's posts profit


in 4Q, ahead of sale

From Herald Wire Services
Harrah's Entertainment (HET), the world's largest
casino company by revenue, said Tuesday it swung to a
fourth-quarter profit from a year-ago loss that included hurri-
cane-related costs and write-offs for planned property sales.
Harrah's is being purchased by a group including Texas
Pacific Group and Apollo Management for $17.1 billion. Its
board approved the deal in December and CEO Gary Love-
man said Tuesday the shareholder vote has been set for April
5 in Las Vegas.
"We continue to work toward closing this transaction,"
Loveman said in a conference call with analysts.
The company posted net income of $47.6 million, or 25
cents per share, for the three months ended Dec. 31 compared
with a loss of $142.2 million, or 78 cents per share, during the


same period a year ago.

* AUTO PARTS
DELPHI SAYS IT LOST
$5.5B FOR ALL OF 2006
Struggling auto parts
maker Delphi said its losses
widened to $853 million for
the fourth quarter and to
$5.5 billion for all of 2006.
The former parts-making
operation of General
Motors (GM) had lost $828
million in the fourth quarter
of 2005 and it lost $2.4 bil-
lion for all of 2005.
The company said $3 bil-
lion in restructuring costs,
mainly expenses related to
buyout and early retirement
offers to 20,000 unionized
hourly workers, were
responsible for a big chunk
of the losses for the year.

* ELECTRIC
TXU'S 4Q PROFIT
RISES BY 33 PERCENT
In what could be one of
its last earnings reports as a
publicly traded utility, TXU
(TXU) said that its fourth-
quarter profit rose 33 per-
cent despite weak revenue
that the company blamed on
mild winter weather and
lost customers.
TXU, which announced
Monday it has agreed to be
acquired for about $32 bil-
lion in the largest private
buyout ever, said it earned
$475 million, or $1.03 per
share in the last quarter,
compared to $356 million, or
74 cents per share, a year
earlier.

* AUTOMOTIVE
DAIMLERCHRYSLER'S
BOARD PAID LESS IN '06
DaimlerChrysler's
(DCX) management board
was paid 41 percent less in
2006 than the previous year,
but senior company officials
including CEO Dieter
Zetsche still made mil-
lions.
In the company's annual
report, published Tuesday,
the world's fifth-largest
automaker said Zetsche
received $6.7 million in 2006
while Thomas LaSorda,
CEO and president of the
ailing Chrysler Group,
earned $3.16 million. The fig-
ures for their salaries in
2005 were not immediately
available.
The total for salaries for
all of the company's man-
agement board was $27 mil-
lion.


* EUROPEAN UNION
FIRMS GET POWER TO
STOP TAKEOVER BIDS
European governments
are taking advantage of opt-
outs to the EU's takeover
rules and some are even giv-
ing companies more power
to thwart bids fatally
weakening a law meant to, 1
encourage cross-border
acquisitions, the European
Commission said.
A large number of coun-
tries took advantage of opt-
outs from a 2004 takeover
law that aimed to ease take-
over restrictions across
Europe, effectively neuter-
ing an EU push to encourage
more cross-border take-
overs, the EU's executive
arm reported. "The sad con-
clusion must be that the
directive is not delivering on
its objectives," EU spokes-
man Oliver Drewes said.

* INDIA
AGRICULTURE FALL
WORRIES GOVERNMENT
India's economy will
likely sustain its high growth
momentum in the coming
years despite a spike in
inflation that bas stoked
fears of overheating, an offi-
cial report said.
The government, how-
ever, is worried over a slow-
down in agriculture that
keeps a vast majority of
Indians from participating
in the broader economic
expansion, said the annual
Economic Survey, presented
Tuesday to Parliament.

* JAPAN
TOYOTA SEES GLOBAL
OUTPUT RISE AGAIN
Toyota (TM) said its
global production rose in
January for the 27th straight
month as Japan's top auto-
maker narrows the gap
behind world leader Gen-
eral Motors (GM).
Toyota Motor's global
production totaled 663,948
vehicles in January, up 5.2
percent from the same
month last year.
Overseas production
surged 7.3 percent to 333,847
units in the 61st month of
increase, while output in
Japan climbed 3.2 percent to
330,101 vehicles, the 17th
straight month of gain. Toy-
ota set a global production
target of 9.42 million vehi-
cles for this year.


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TH-I TRI INF


Freeport attorney,



siblings triumph



in family dispute


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A prominent Freeport
attorney and his sib-
lings hae seen the
Privy Council uphold their argu-
ment that together they benefi-
cially owned 60 per cent of the
shares in a real estate holding
vehicle established by their late
father, the court criticising the
approach of the judge who han-
dled the initial Supreme Court tri-
al as "misconceived".
The Privy Council upheld the
Court of Appeal verdict in favour
of Kirk Antoni, an attorney with
Cafferata & Co, and his siblings
Melanie Malone and Blair
Antoni, finding against the new
wife of their late father, Lena
Antoni.
The Privy Council detailed how
the dispute over shareholdings
and ownership of Peaches Ltd, a
company set up on February 17,
1969, by their late father, Dr
Amado Antoni, to invest in prop-
erty and real estate, arose.
Peaches Ltd was incorporated
with an authorised share capital of
$1,000, divided into i,000 shares
of $1 par value each. Between its
incorporation and January 15,
1991, only fives shares in Peaches
Ltd were issued, all beneficially
owned by Dr Antoni and held by
nominees. The nominees were all
partners or employees of a par-:
ticular law firm.
One of the nominee sharehold-
ers between January 14, 1983, and
that date was David Thompson,
an attorney in the firm Carson
Lawson before he joined Callen-
ders & Co.
He and the other nominees had
signed a declaration of trust in
favour of Dr Antoni, leaving
Peaches Ltd as a family-managed
company under the latter's own-
ership. Kirk.Antoni was vice-pres-
ident and secretary, and Melanie
Malone and her husband, Don-
ald, were also directors.,..
The judgement recorded that
on Januqry,15,.1991, a Peaches
directors' meeting saw Dr Antoni
resign as treasurer, Kirk Antoni
replacing him. In addition, there
was a resolution that the five
shares held by the existing nomi-
nees be transferred to Dr Antoni,
Kirk Antoni, Melanie and Donald
Malone, and a Donna Long.
The latter was a legal secretary
at McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes,
and she signed a declaration of
trust declaring that the beneficial
owner of the share'she held in
trust was Blair Antoni.
Mr Malone also signed a decla-
ration of trust that Dr Antoni was
the beneficial owner of the share
he held, although the Privy Coun-
cil said there was undisputed,
and indisputable" evidence that
the declaration was signed on
November 24, 1995, not in 1991.
This was some two years after Dr
Antoni died.
Dr Antoni had separated from
his first wife, Margo, in 1978, and
met Lena Antoni in 1990. They
married on January 19, 1992, but


he died on April 5,1993.
Prior to that, Dr Antoni had
made a will on October 1, 1990,
appointing Kirk Antoni as his
executor and leaving his estate to
his three children. Yet he amend-
ed this will by executing a later
one, on December 15, 1992, leav-
ing his whole estate to his new
wife.
The Privy Council said: "The
death of Dr Antoni inevitably led
to the involvement of Mrs Lena
Antoni in the affairs of the com-
pany. he was, on any view, bene-
ficially entitled to two of the five
issued shares, namely the share
standing in the name of Dr
Antoni and the share standing in
the name of Donald Mal-
one.... .......
"At this stage there does not
appear to have been any dissen-
sion between Mrs Lena Antoni,
on the one hand, and the three
Antoni children on the other hand
about the beneficial entitlement
of the three children to the other
three shares in the company. 'The
minutes of the company's Annual
General Meeting held on 16 Jan-
uary 1995, at which all five share-
holders were present, does not
disclose any discordant note."
A Peaches directors' meeting
took place on November 24, 1995,
where it was resolved that all unis-
sued shares in the firm be issued.
Together with the five outstand-
ing, this would have given 400
shares to Lena Antoni, and 200
each to Kirk Antoni, Melanie
Antoni and Blair Antoni.
Yet Mrs Antoni, via a Novem-
ber 7, 1996, letter, from her attor-
ney, Maurice Glinton, said she
intended to challenge the chil-
dren's ownership of those shares.
"The three Antoni children
were named as defendants and
the relief sought by the Originat-
ing Summons included a declara-
tion that Mrs Lena Antoni was
entitled under Dr Antoni's will to
all the issued shares in the com-
pany," the Privy Council said.
"Bearing in mind that two years
previously Mrs Lena Antoni.had
been party to a directors' resolu-
tion authorising the issue of 199
fully paid shares to each of the
three Antoni children, the oddity
of this claim is obvious. Even
more remarkable is that the relief
sought included a claim for a dec-
laration that all the properties
standing in the name of the com-
pany formed part of the estate of
Dr Antoni."
In an affidavit sworn in January
1998, Mrs Antoni set out her
claim that the three shares held
by Kirk Antoni, Donald Malone
and Donna Long were beneficial-
ly qwned by her late husband.Yet
she did not disclose her involve-
ment at the November 1995
Board meeting, where the extra
shares were issued to her and the
children.
When Justice John Lyons heard
the originating summons on
December 7, 2000, the Privy
Council said it was remarkable
that the evidence submitted by
Kirk Antoni via an affidavit was


not challenged by Mrs Antoni or
her attorney, Mr Glinton.
"The critical issue in the case,
so far as the original five shares
are concerned, was whether Dr
Antoni intended his son, Kirk,
and his daughter, Melanie, to hold
their respective shares beneficial-
ly or to hold as trustee for him,
and whether he intended Donna
Long to hold as trustee for him
or as trustee for Blair," the Privy
Council said.
"Mrs Lena Antoni had no first
hand knowledge, and so could
give no evidence, of what Dr
Antoni had had in mind at the
time. Nor did she have any evi-
dence which would enable her to
challenge the 15 January 1991
declaration of trust that Donna
Long had signed."
Describing the Originating
Summons procedure used by Mr
Glinton as "quite inappropriate",
the Privy Council recorded that
Justice Lyons found in Mrs
Antoni's favour because the chil-
dren "had not discharged the bur-
den of satisfying him on the bal-
ance of probabilities that Dr
Antoni had intended them to
become the beneficial owners of
their respective shares".
The Privy Council described
this approach as "misconceived
in law", as Justice Lyons over-
looked the presumption that
unless there was rebuttal evi-
dence, if a person placed assets
in the name of stranger, it was
presumed the stranger held these
assets on trust.
"The presumption of advance-
ment was plainly applicable and
required evidence to be adduced
by Mrs Lena Antoni establishing
that Dr Antoni had not intended
them to become beneficial owners
of the shares, but had intended
them to hold on a resulting trust
for himself," the Privy Council
said. "It would, as the judge recog-
nised, have been very difficult for
her to do so. She had not been
party to the 15 January 1991,deci-
sions, and could pray in ad. onl)
the references by Dr Anf6hi in
his 1992 Will to his interesting the
company and in the proV5ties
owned by the company. The judge
was impressed by these refer-
ences. But he should not have
been. They were, at best, subse-
quent declarations by Dr Antoni
and, accordingly, inadmissible as
evidence in his favour."
The Privy Council backed the
Court of Appeal's verdict in
favour of the Antoni children,
which also directed that the case
go back to the Supreme Court for
a retrial before a different judge
because Justice Lyons had not
dealt with the core issues.
The Privy Council also found
in favour of the Antoni children's
cross-appeal against a re-trial, say-
ing it would be "grossly unfair"
to them and there was no answer
to this case.
"This is a long-running family
dispute which erupted out of
nowhere in 1995 and now
deserves oblivion," the Privy
Council said.


(401) Lots #17 & #18 Crown
Allotments, Love Hill Settle-
ment, Andros. Containing a
two-storey residence. Appraised
Value $100,000.

(806) Lots #1 & #2, Block 3 with
a parcel situated between Lot
#1, Block 3, containing a 4 bed-
room condominium Sunset
View Villas, West Bay Street.
Appraised Value $750,000.

(806) Lot #13, Block 4 of Coral
Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, N.P. with two houses
and a swimming pool, #312
N.P. bounded Northwardly by
a canal or waterway of the said
Subdivision known as Flamingo
waterway and running 102.004
ft. Eastwardly by lot #14 and
146.145ft Southwardly by a
reservation for a private road.
Appraised Value $530,000

(433) Lot #27 of Village Allot-
ment #14 in the Eastern District,
containing residence situated
on Denver Street off Parkgate
Road in the Ann's Town Con-
stituency, N.P. Property size
2,500 sq ft Building size 990 sq
ft Appraised value $50,000.

(304) Lot #213 containing resi-
dence in Elizabeth Estates East
Subdivision, N.P. Appraised
value: TBO

(304) Lot #2 inblock#8, Steward
Road, Coral Heights East Subdi-
vision situated in Western Dis-
trict of N.P., approx. size 8,800
sq ft with a split level contain-
ing two bed, two bath, living,
dining & family rooms, kitchen
and utility room-approx. size of
building 2,658 sq ft. Appraised
value: $322,752

(702) Lot #20 with residen-
tial property located Sky-
line Heights. .Appraised value
$280,000.

(902) Lot situated North Pal-*
metto Point, 100 x 100 x 100
x 100 containing a one story
house with 3 bed, 2 bath, living
room, kitchen and linen closet.
Appraised value $123,192.

(902) Lot #14, Block #23 (125
x 80) situated Rainbow Bay,
Eleuthera containing a one sto-
rey house with 2 bed/I bath,
kitchen, living room and 2
linen closets. Appraised value
$89,998.

(902) Lot of land 94 x 94 x 150
x 150 on Queens Highway just


south of Palmetto Point with a
two storey stone building con-
taining two apartments. Each
unit has 3 bed/2 1/2 bath,
kitchen, living room and 3
linen closets. Appraised value
$287,209.

(105) Lot with three bed, two
and,a half bath residence, situ-
ated Bailey Town, North Bimini.
Appraised value TBO

(903) Lot #15 located Johnson
Harbour View Estate, Harbour
Island, size 6,750 sq ft with a
3, bed, 2 bath residence. Esti-
mated value $95,000.

(902) Lot (8,000 sq ft) situated
Sand's Alley, North Palmetto
Point with incomplete triplex
(concrete structure belt course
2,529.6 sq ft). Appraised value
$49,414.

(601) Lot (3,150 sq ft) located
Mason's Addition with partly
completedrestaurant.Appraised
value $35,000.

(100) Developed property
Pinder's, Long Island contain-
ing a split level Mediterranean
style home with kitchen, liv-
ing room, dining room, master
bed & bath, two guest rooms,
full and half guest bathroom
on lower level. Also garage and
breezeway a gross area 4,212
sq ft. Kitchenette, master bed-
room and bath and front entry
porch features the upper level,
gross area of 780 sq ft. Porches
all around the concrete struc-
ture which is 90% complete.
Appraised value $650,000.

(400) Property situated in Cal-
abash Bay on the Island. of
Andros. 75'x150' and contain-
ing thereof a small grocery
store 480 sq ft and an incom-
plete 3 bed 2 bath house 900 sq
ft. Appraised value $65,000.

(565-) Lot.t#12-in Block-42 con-.
..aining .4 houses (3 wooden.:
one partly, concrete "block,-
partly stucco building),- 4,763
sq ft situated on Farrington
Road in the Western District
of New Providence. Appraised
value $68,000.
(505) A concrete single-family
residence located on Lot #212
Roland St, Ridgeland Park West
Subdivision. Appraised value
$72,035.

(902) Lot containing 3 bed, 2
bath residence situated in the
settlement of Governor's Har-


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bour bounded northwardly by
a 19ft road and running thereon
50ft eastwardly and running
thereon 100ft southwardly and
50ft westwardly. Appraised
value $90,000.
(902) Lot #17, Block# 7 of Sec-
tion "A" of the Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision situated 3
miles Northeastward of Hatchet
Bay, Eletithera containing resi-
dence. Appraised value TBO.
(400) Lot #14 situated in the
settlement of Love Hill on
the Island of Andros totaling
20,000 sq. ft. Property con-
tains a two storey 5 bedroom, 3
bathroom residence. Appraised
value $185,000.

(203) Lot B situated on the
north side of Shell Fish Road,
being the third lot west of Fire
Trail Road and east of Hamster
Road with a one half duplex
residential premises. Appraised
value TBO

(433) Lot #71 located Yamac-
raw Shores, New Providence
containing 2 storey building
with 2 apartments above and
shops below. Appraised value
$317,000
(723) Residence in Ridgeland
Park, valued at $72,000.
(433) Lot Number .A, located
Rocky Pine Road, Pineview
Heights Subdivision, Western
District, New Providence con-
taining triplex 7,000 sq ft gross.
Appraised value $200,000.

(701) Lot of land having the
number 16 in Block number 16
in Section Three of the Subdivi-
sion called and known as Sea
Breeze Estates situated in the
Eastern District of New Prov-
idence. Property contains a
three bed, two bath residence.
Appraised value TBO.
(701) Lot of land being lot
number 11 in Block number 10
on a plan of allotments laid out
by Village Estates Limited and
-filed in the dept of Land & Sur-
veys as number 142 N..P. and
situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence. Property
contains three bed, two bath
residence.
(800) Lot of land being lots
number 10 and 11 in block 29
of Coconut Grove Subdivi-
sion Robinson Road with two
storey building. Lot is trape-
zium in shape. Approximately
8,383 square feet. Appraised
value$490,000.00


VACANTPROPERTE' S


(304) Lot D-2,415 west of Fox
Hill Road and 659 ft. south of
Joe Farrington Road, N.P. Ap-
praised value: TBO

(565) Vacant lot #5 located
Eleuthera Island Shores, Sea-
side Drive Section B, Block
#15, Eleuthera. 9,691 sq. ft. Ap-
praised value $21,805.

(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Ba-
hamia. Section IX Freeport,
Grand Bahama 90 ft wide along
Stratford Way and 150 ft along
Stratford Court. Appraised val-
ue $26,000.

(902) Lot #5 of Bowles Tract,
8.35 acres (2,017.17 ft x 200 ft.)
located approximately 2 miles


southeast of Governor's Har-
bour. Appraised value $292,000

(565) Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65
sq. ft.) situated in Mango Lane
Section "B" Block #15, Eleu-
thera Island Shores on the is-
land of Eleuthera. Appraised
value $25,665.
(902) .281 acre of vacant land
off Queen's Highway in the set-
tlement of Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. Appraised value
$31,320.

(505) Lots # 12 15, Block #11
- Greater Chippingham Subdivi-
sion situated on the south side
of Flamingo Avenue, 2nd lot
west of Hibiscus Avenue ex-


tending to the 4th lot east
of Myrton Avenue. Appraised
value $169,000.

(902) Vacant lot #13 & #14 of
Block #50 located in Green-
wood Estates Subdivision in
Cat Island. Appraised value
$40,000.

(717) Vacant residential lot #25
(6,513 sq. ft) in James Cistern
North Subdivision, Eleuthera.
Appraised value $12,375

(401) Lot No. 17456 Bahama
Sound off Exuma No. 18, located
approximately 2.5 miles north-
westwardly of George Town,
Exuma. Appraised value TBO.


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(802) Mr. Marvin Clarke
(803) Mr. Brian Knowles
(805) Mr. Jerome Pinder
(806) Mrs Lois Hollis
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(808) Mrs. Hope Sealey
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FROM page 1B
have reformed itself into part
of a consortium featuring Hotel
Acquisitions Corporation and
Prore Developers.
Yet Mr Wilchcombe said yes-
terday of the successor to the
World Investments Holdings
group: "I know they're still talk-
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they're the primary group; they
may have slipped to number
two."
Meanwhile, Mr Wilchcombe
confirmed Tribune Business's
previous exclusive revelation
that Foxwoods was among the
casino brands that had looked
at the Royal Oasis.'
"They had an interest in East
End Grand Bahama, and they
were in fact in Grand Bahama
to discuss the East End area
when the Royal Oasis was dis-
cussed," Mr Wilchcombe said.
This ties-in to a project for
eastern Grand Bahama that was
revealed by The Tribune last
week, proposed by Beka Devel-
opment, which had Foxwoods
as the casino partner and Omnin
as the hotel partner.
A document on the proposed
project referred'to "Foxwood's
willingness to manage for Har-
court Developments the exist-
ing shut down Royal Oasis
casino".
The document on the Beka
project added that "Beka has
discussed with Harcourt
involvement in the Royal
Oasis, and Harcourt develop-
ing a section of the east end
property."
Mr Wilchcombe confirmed to
The Tribune yesterday that the
Beka project was a genuine one,
and that it had been submitted
to the Government for consid-
eration. Yet he said it was "in
the ;preliminary stages", and
nowhere near full approval.
"The proposal has been sent
into the Government, and we
are now looking at it," the min-
ister said. "It's now in the pre-
liminary stages. We have not


yel sat and discussed the mat-
ter."
The document said Beka
and Foxwoods Development
Company had already signed a
Letter of Intent over the casi-
no, agreeing fee structures and
the latter's "equity participa-
tion". Beka had also supplied
Foxwoods with branding, oper-
ating and management agree-
ments.
On the hotel front, Beka
"has a confirming letter from
Omni Hotels to jointly own a
400-room Omni Hotel and
convention centre. Omni is
prepared to invest $20 million-
plus into the project".
"A leading South Florida
marina developer, who is
financially backed by Dillon
Read, has offered to purchase
the marina site for $28 million
and invest an additional $80
million," the document said.
"Beka has a pre-sale site of
20 acres to a group from the
Florida Panhandle to develop
500 condo units."
Beka was seeking a Heads
of Agreement that provided it
with the same level of incen-
tives as Kerzner International
had obtained for its Phase Ill
project; Baha Mar was seek-
ing for its $2.4 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment; and
Ginn Clubs & Resorts was
receiving for its. $4.9 billion
West End investment.
Beka was also said to be
seeking "right to full access use
of the existing harbour", and
an "option to purchase the
lease of the entire harbour
when the existing lease
expires".


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Coordinator of Family Island flffairs




Qualified Applicants must have 2-5 years administrative
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excellent organizational and communication skills. Must
have a Bachelors Degrees in the area of Communication
Management or Business Administration or have years of
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candidate must be willing to travel.


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Celebrating 60 years 1947 2007

"Six Decades Strong..And Growing"

Presents

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Art Educators




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March 9 31, 2007
At The Central Bank Art Gallery
Official Opening March 9 -6:30p.m.




Art Educators:

Moya Strachan- C. I. Gibson Senior High School
Kevin Rolle C.W. Saunders
Mervin Wilson- C.R. Walker Senior High School
Loraine Chichester Queens College
Neil Cleare- Doris Johnson Senior High School
Lendrix Ross- Doris Johnson Senior High School
Timothy Nottage D.W. Davis Junior High School
Dana Burrows D.W. Davis Junior High School
Mary Deveaux L.N. Coakley High School Exuma
Wendy Cartwright Guest Artist
Duolton Evans Guest Artist
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ELEUTHERA LOT NO. 14B & 7B, PALMETTO POINT
Wel All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq. ft. being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the Palmetto
S^ii *Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement to Savannah
Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham's Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements forms a
portion of several parcels of land containing 2.947 acres or thereabouts and which also includes Lot No. 7B. This site encompasses a
.I 2-storey structure comprising 3-bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathorooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family room, utility room, pantry,
Kitchen, stairwell, basement, 2-car garage and attic office., The entire house is equipped with central air-conditioning. The upper floor
.P 4 to the porch area has been converted into a storage and an area for the irrigation system and equipment. There is a pool area at the
1 . rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities
-- and services available.
Appraisal: $513,959.00

LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2


All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the
said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single
family residence consisting of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living,
dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level, however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway
and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.
Appraisal: $162,400.00


Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.


LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
"Io.. ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644
sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the
subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores
Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour,
on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses
a two storey building which is approximately 14 yrs old
and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing
approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The
wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the
dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


LOT NO. 4 GAMBLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
SAIII that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being
.. Lot No. 4 of the subdivision known and designated as
S. .:- Gamble Heights, the said subdivision situated in the
S' '' southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located
Son the subject property is a single storey duplex apartment
each unit consisting of 1-bath, closets, dining rooms and
kitchen. This building is approximately 2 years old with
an enclosed living space of approximately 1,213 sq. ft.
the land is one a grade and level; however the site appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of
flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $143,217.60
Traveling south on Blue Hill Road take the first corner left after passing corner of Faith United Baptist Church
and Primary School. This corner is slant and just opposite St Vincent Road, then take second left (paved
road) go all the way to the end around the curve then make a left then first right up the gravel road, all the
way over the hill. The subject duplex is the 3rd building on the right hand side painted light yellow trimmed
white with high steps in front.


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3. two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an
area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of
one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching
from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter
acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure,
with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total
length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors

Appraisal: $265,225.00


of vinyl tiles.


not complete. Age: 10 years ol
not complete. Age: 10 years olc


MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)
Lot #60 with a structure, lot size 60 x 115 ft., 6,900 sq. ft., 10
ft., above sea level but below road level and would flood in a
severe hurricane the duplex has dimensions of 60 ft by 30 ft
partly of wood and partly of cement blocks with one section
virtually finished and occupied with blocks up to window level
S- and floor ready to be poured. The roof is asphalt shingles, the
interior walls and ceiling are of 1x6 pine and the floor of ceramic
tiles. The finished work is average/below, 2 bedrooms, one
bath, living/dining. The occupied portion of the structure is
Id.
Appraisal: $75,660.00


MURPHY TOWN ABACO
AII that parcel of land having an approximate area
S' t- of 9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is
asphalt shingled roof. This house is approximately 15
yr old and comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
S p. living/dining area and kitchen. This house is in need
of some serious repairs. The future life of this house
depends on the repairs that will be carried out. Without
i" -repairs it is not more than about 5 years. If upgrading
.land rises above road level, to a height in excess of
approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood
of flooding in a hurricane.
Appraisal: $30,000.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted
blue trimmed white.


__ LOT NO. 6 BLOCK 13 WOODLAND WAY,
WINTON HEIGHTS (NASSAU)
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 14,897 sq.
gHeights, this property is comprised of a 26 year old 11/2 storey
single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft.
of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs
and downstairs consisting of a foyer, guest bedroom and bath,
laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room
and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning
units throughout the house quality of construction and
maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed
on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is seven years the property is rectangular
in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at the
front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back, and a 20,000 gal rainwater cistern
under the front patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept.
Appraisal: $385,369.75
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right
at T junction and the subject property is the third house right painted yellow trimmed white.


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL
LOT NO. 46 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot 46 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates 2, the said subdivision situated in the
Southwestern District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 20yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,854 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space with 4-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining rooms, and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway,
ri,,i walkway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing and cement block wall to the front with wrought iron gate.

Appraisal: $180,678.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left on Dominica Drive, corner just after St Gregory's Church the subject house is the 8th house on the right hand side
painted light peach trimmed dark peach with large mango tree in front.




LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide
road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned
residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance
of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft;
westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded
and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a
distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running
thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood Is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2
ft. with all utilities and services available.


This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"


APPRAISAL: $51,421.00


MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited,
and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway
and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00










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Bahamas targeted by the


Legal Notice


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

PENRICK ENTERPRISES LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
PENRICK ENTERPRISES LIMITED is in dissolution".

The date of commencement of dissolution is 15th day of December,
2006.


to require US financial institu-
tions to provide information on
all correspondent accounts held
for banks from a designated juris-
diction, or preventing the opening
of accounts altogether.
"These types of sanctions could
be as effective in ending the worst
tax haven abuses as they have
been in curbing money launder-
ing," Mr Levin said, adding that
the Bill contained a further mea-
sure authorising the US Trea-
sury to instruct US financial insti-
tutions not to accept or process
credit card transactions involving
a designated jurisdiction.
This, he said, would be "a pow-
erful new way to stop US tax
cheats from obtaining access to
funds hidden offshore".
Another provision would allow
the US tax and regulatory author-
ities to automatically assume that
a non-publicly traded corporation
or trust is controlled by the US
taxpayer that formed it or sent


the assets offshore, unless the tax-
payer proved otherwise.
In addition, US financial insti-
tutions that open accounts for for-
eign companies controlled by US
clients, or open accounts and
establish entities in so-called off-
shore jurisdictions for US clients,
would have to report such actions
to the Ipternal Revenue Service
(IRS), the Bill proposes.
Trusts
Trusts are especially singled
out for attention in the Bill, which
would require that all US citizens
receiving assets from an 'offshore'
trust be treated as that trust's ben-
eficiaries.
It also proposes that offshore
trust income used to buy art, real
estate and jewellery be taxed.
Mr Levin said: "If offshore
jurisdictions make a decision to
enact secrecy laws and support
industry practices furthering cor-


FROM page 1B

This, Mr Levin said, would
work in similar fashion to the
PATRIOT Act, which mandates
the government to require US-
based financial institutions to take
action against jurisdictions, for-
eign institutions and transactions
of 'primary money laundering
concern'.
This ultimately could lead to a
ban on opening accounts for a
foreign institution, and Mr Levin
said: "The bill would authorise
the US Treasury to use that same
tool to require US financial insti-
tutions to take the same special
measures against foreign juris-
dictions or financial institutions
found by the US Treasury to be
'impeding US tax enforcement'."
Among the measures could be


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and demonstrate what
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with the current plan
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alternative approaches
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real and tangible
improvements to the
delivery of health care in
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porate, financial and tax secrecy,
that's their business.
"But when US taxpayers start
using those offshore secrecy laws
and practices to evade US taxes
to the tune of $100 billion per
year, that's our business. We have
a right to enforce our tax laws
and to expect that other coun-
tries will not help US tax cheats
achieve their ends.
"The aim of the presumptions
created by the Bill is to eliminate
the unfair advantage provided by
offshore secrecy laws that for too
long have enabled US persons to
conceal their misconduct offshore
and game US law enforcement."
He added: "With a $345 billion
annual tax gap and a $248 billion
annual deficit, we cannot toler-
ate a $100 billion drain on our
Treasury each year from offshore
tax abuses. We cannot tolerate
tax cheats offloading their unpaid
taxes onto the backs of honest
taxpayers.
"Offshore tax havens have
declared economic war on honest
US taxpayers by helping tax
cheats hide income and assets
that should be taxed in the same
way as other Americans. This bill
provides a powerful set of new
tools to clamp down on offshore
tax and tax shelter abuses.
"None of these offshore
schemes would work without the
secrecy that prevents US agen-
cies from enforcing our laws. Our
bill offers innovative ways to com-
bat offshore secrecy. We can't let
the offshore tax havens hide $100
billion in US tax revenues which
are needed to protect our troops,
fund health care and education,
and meet the other needs of
American families."
Just to show they are not dis-
criminating, Mr Levin and Mr
Obama, together with another
Senator, Rahm Emanuel, have
written to the governors of the
50 US states asking them to tight-
en up on identifying the owners of
companies formed in their juris-
dictions.

SEE page 9B


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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


IMPORTANT NOTICE

FINANCIAL COMMUNITY ADVANCED TECHNICAL
EDUCATION TRUST FOR BAHAMIANS (1973)

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR TECHNICAL STUDIES

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for consideration for financial
Awards offered by the above Trust at The College of The Bahamas or any accredited
Technical or Community College or University overseas, commencing September,
2007.

The Awards are intended to provide financial assistance for training at advanced
level in areas of technology where there is vital need for such skills in The Bahamas.
Areas of study include the following:

(a) Automobile, Mechanical and Architectural Engineering
(b) Aviation/ Maintenance
(c) Automobile or Marine Maintenance (gas or diesel engines)
(d) Air-conditioning and refrigeration
(e) Elevator Engineering
(f) Computer Engineering
(g) Marine Engineering (Coastal Management)
(h) Food Processing and Production techniques
(i) Manufacture of Clothing, Furniture, etc.
(j) Craft Production and Boat Building
(k) Radio and Television Technology/Mass Communication
(1) Medical Technology
(m) Crop Science
(n) Livestock Science
(o) Any other area of technology acceptable to the Selection Committee
Successful candidates will be required to pursue a course of study from (1) to not
more than three (3) years leading to a Certificate or Diploma (Not a Degree).

It is expected that candidates will seek admission to a recognized technical institution
of their choice.

Candidates should have successfully completed high school education in The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and should preferably have attained G.E.C. '0'
level/B.G.C.S.E. certificates in appropriate subjects or completed courses of study
in a technical field. The value of each award will depend upon the cost and length
of course.

The successful candidates will be expected to return to The Bahamas on the
satisfactory completion of the course to give the country the benefit of their training.

Application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and Education Loan
Division, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Thompson Boulevard.
Completed application forms should be returned in an envelope marked "Financial
Community Advanced Education Scholarship", Scholarship & Education Loan
Division, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, P.O. Box N-3913,
Nassau, Bahamas to arrive no later than the deadline date.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE : Thursday May 31 2007

INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATION FORMS
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED


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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007, PAGE 9B


Obama 'offshore' Bill


FROM page 8B
An investigation into US com-
pany formations by the Govern-
ment Accounting Office (GAO),
entitled Minimal Ownership
Information is Collected and
Available, found that the absence
of information on US shell com-
pany beneficial owners had col-
lapsed numerous investigations
by law enforcement authorities.
In.their letter that was issued
on Tuesday, Mr Levin and Mr
Obama wrote: "The central prob-
lem is that the 50 states are cur-
rently forming nearly two million
companies in the United States
each year, with little to no infor-
mation about who is behind these
companies.
"While the vast majority of
those companies operate legiti-
mately, a small percentage do not,
functioning instead as conduits
for organised crime, money laun-
dering, terrorist financing, secu-
rities fraud, tax evasion and 6ther
misconduct."
They added that they had
brought in legislation requiring
company agents to know their
clients before forming US com-
panies on their behalf.
The GAO report revealed:
"For example, an Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
official provided an example of a


Nevada-based corporation that
received 3,774 suspicious wire
transfers totalling $81 million over
a period of approximately two
years.
"However, the case was not
prosecuted because ICE could
not identify the beneficial owner
of the corporation."

Report
The GAO report found that
officials in some US states did not
attempt to verify the identity of
company officials, or screen their
names against lists of known
criminals, because "they do not
have the legal authority or
means" to do so.
And in some US states, the
authorities did not check whether
the registered agents or corpo-
rate services providers that incor-
porated such shell companies
were at the address they provid-
ed.
This contrasts sharply with the
reforms to the International Busi-
ness Companies (IBCs) Act that
the Bahamas was forced to enact
in 2000 under Financial Action
Task Force (FATF) pressure.
The Bahamas went further
than many FATF member states
and international financial cen-
tre rivals in banning the issuance
of bearer shares, devices that


could enable the beneficial own-
ers of Bahamian IBCs to conceal
their identity behind nominees
who held these shares.
But US states such as Delaware
and Nevada continue to issue
bearer shares, while the OECD
report noted that China did not
have any mechanism for identi-
fying the owner of bearer shares.
The GAO provided further
proof of the 'hypocrisy' behind
the FATF initiative and others
mounted by related agencies, and
reinforced the belief that the real
goal of these programmes was to
drive the Bahamas out of the
international financial services
industry.


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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

CHINA GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
FOR 2007/2008 ACADEMIC YEAR

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Government of China in conjunction with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China
in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has decided to grant the Bahamian Government with
scholarships during the 2007/2008 academic year.

All applicants should have a 3.00 or alxbove Grade Point Average and be willing to study in
China. Applicants for the Bachelors should e 25 years or younger and applications for the
Masters should be 45 years or younger.

Scholarships Benefits:

1. Full Scholarship including tuition, room and board, healthcare, textbooks
and living expenses.

2. One year Chinese Language Proficiency Studies in China

The deadline for submission of applications for the scholarships is 10th March 2007. All
interested persons may collect application forms from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East Hill
Street, Nassau. Bahamas.


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NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF ORIGEN EDWARD
TINKER late of 28 Oxford Drive, South Beach
Estates in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against the above-
named Estate'are' requested to send the same duly
certified to the undersigned on or before
Thursday the 22nd day of March 2007 after
which the Personal Representative will proceed to
distribute the assets of the Deceased among the
persons entitled thereto having regard only to the
claims of which the Personal Representative shall
then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested
to make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.

CASH, FOUNTAIN
Attorneys-at-Law
P.O.Box N-476
Armstrong Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Personal Representative





NOTICE


EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION EASTERN
MEDITERRANEAN LIMITED

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved and struck off the
Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 21st day of February, A.D., 2007

Dated the 27th day of February, A.D., 2007.


K.L. Floyd
Liquidator of
EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN LIMITED




NOTICE


EXiONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION BAHAMAS
OFFSHORE LIMITED

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved and struck off the
Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 21st day of February, A.D., 2007

Dated the 27th day of February, A.D., 2007.


K.L. Floyd
Liquidator of
EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION BAHAMAS OFFSHORE LIMITED




NOTICE


EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION
ITALY LIMITED

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved and struck off the
Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 21st day of February, A.D., 2007

Dated the 27th day of February, A.D., 2007.



K.L. Floyd
Liquidator of
EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION ITALY LIMITED


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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GUIRLANDE POLYNICE OF,
P.O. BOX 433, MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22nd day of
February, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


grow to nearly $1.9 million.
But there are many Americans
who think they don't have even $5
to spare.
Bach says they've got it; they just
need to find it.
"It's what some people spend in
a day on coffee or bottled water or
cigarettes," Bach points out. He's
dubbed it "the latte factor" and
argues that if people cut back on
their spending just a bit that is,
forgo a latte a day they can get
on a savings track.
The America Saves campaign, a
programme backed by more than
1,000 non-profit, government and
corporate groups, each February
renews its efforts to get more peo-
ple to save, especially low- and mid-
dle-income families.
The goal, said Nancy Register of
the Washington, D.C.-based Con-
sumer Federation of America, is to
convince families "that you don't
have to be rich to build wealth."
To that end, the campaign's Web
site at www.americasavw.org has
strategies to build an emergency
fund, buy a car or accumulate the
down payment for a home.


Legal Notice .
NOTICE


KOBY JERVIS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that above-named Company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 26th day of
February 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


GENTHOD INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that above-named Company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 26th day of
February 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., PO.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


SONIC CELLULOID LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that above-named Company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 26th day of
February 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


America Saves makes it clear
that it's OK to start small. Among
its "found money" tips are:
Cutting soda consumption by a
liter a week saves $6 a month, or
$72 a year
Bringing lunch to work saves $3
a day, or $720 a year
Eating out two fewer times a
month saves $30 a-month, or $360 a
year
Paying credit card bills on time
to avoid late fees saves $25 a month,
or $300 a year
Ronald W Roge, who heads a
wealth management firm in
Bohemia, N.Y., says people often
overlook the obvious when they're
tryingto start saving.
"I throw my change at night into
a jar, an old pipe tobacco jar," he
said. "By the end of the month, it's
often filled up and there's $40
to $60 in there."
Or, people living paycheck to
paycheck might try to get a savings
programme going when they get
their next raise, Roge said.
"Say you get a five per cent raise
so you're going to get an extra $100
at the end of the month," he said.
"Put at least half of that into sav-
ings."
If it doesn't sound like a lot, he
points out that it's $50 you weren't
saving before and $600 a year
toward that nest egg.
Both Roge and Bach emphasize
that saving is easier if it's automat-
ed that is, if people automatical-


ly have money taken out of their
paychecks or checking accounts
every month and put into a savings
account.
"It's a habit not to save," Roge
said. "Try putting the money aside
for three or four weeks, and it will
become a habit to save."
Bach encourages people to "pay
yourself first." That is, transfer
money into your savings account at
the beginning of the month, not at
the end, when there may be nothing
left to save.
If it's for retirement,'have it auto-
matically transferred into a compa-
ny-sponsored plan, like a 401(k),
Bach said. If it's for other purposes,
have it moved regularly into one of
the high-interest online accounts,
such as those run by EmigrantDi-
rect.com or INGDirect.com, he
said.
And Bach emphasizes that peo-
ple shouldn't let debt keep them
from starting to save.
"If you pay down debt only, it's a
negative thing," Bach said.
"People get disillusioned and
they stop."
Instead, he suggests, people
should take the money they free up
each month and put half toward
debt and half toward savings.
"As you start building savings,
you get to take advantage of com-
pound interest, so it starts to grow
sooner," he said. "And you also get
the psychological boost of seeing
yourself make progress."


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PAULINE CHARLES OF
MONTELL HEIGHTS, P.O. BOX N-3039, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 1st day of
March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice
NOTICE


IXELLES CORPORATION

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that above-named Company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 26th day of
February 2007. The Liquidator is Aigosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE


EURO AMERICAN FUNDING LTD.


International Business Companies Act 2000

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137
(8) of the international Business Companies
Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved
and struck off the Register, a Certificate
of Dissolution has been issued by the
Registrar General on the 3rd day of January,
2007.


Anthony B. Dupuch
Liquidator



Legal Notice
NOTICE


HOLSTEINER HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that above-named Company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 15th day of
February 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


M By EILEEN ALT POWELL
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) The
nation's savings rate has fallen to
the lowest level since the Great
Depression, a negative one per cent
last year. That means many Amer-
icans are spending more than they
take home in wages from their jobs.
For many, the problem may be
not knowing how to get started sav-
ing and not understanding that
putting just a bit of money away
now can go a long way toward mak-
ing sure a family has an emergency
fund, will be able to buy a home
and can fund a comfortable retire-
ment.
"I have always argued that saving
just $5 a day can change your life,"
said David Bach, a financial advis-
er who is author of "The Automat-
ic Millionaire" and other invest-
ment books.
Put $5 a day about $150 a
month -- into an account that
yields a 10 per cent annual return
and after 40 years, you've got more
than $940,000, Bach said. Put away
$10 a day, and the nest egg can


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PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007










THURSDAY, MARCH 1,2007, PAGE 11B


.j; By TIM PARADISE
AP Business Writer
,1i NEW YORK (AP) -If loca-
tion is the golden rule of real
rjlestate, then many who invest in
-.. ci estai mutual funds might at
.k ni, feci as if they've stumbled
S-'iup.n a gicat deal in the fanciest
Sr'bulding In town.
A bitg acquisition in the com-
"iL'cial ,al estate market has
S Ad mi Ibservers to speculate
li,, de;ijand will continue tor"
min| ai ilihat in\est in ical
,, inoN\. as real-estate invest-
S i.n ti s. or RFITs, these
i,, ,mpann'~ have shown at times
iins oarit than 2 per cent
. Ip vyeai in recent yeais. REIlts,
q'ij which frequently invest in com-
L'1 -,i icial real estate or larger resi-
ii mial pI)ojects such as apart-
,.'{' wfnt buildings, have dodged the
mc iaincial wrecking ball that has
'V'"4 ell cracks in some parts of the
housing market.
i" In earlv February, the Black-
stone Group, a power hitter in
-the private equity world, acquired
Equity Office Properties in a $23
4 billion buyout. The bidding war
that erupted over the company,
i hose properties included choice
commercial skyscrapers. spurred
.talk that other REITs might be
',napped up by private equity
' companies looking for places to
i.spend their vast sums of cash.
S "More investors seem to find
* *,value every quarter and I would
'say it's probably too early to
'announce a top to the real estate
Markett" said Jeff Tjornehoj, an
-analyst at Lipper Inc.. which rates
mutual funds.
f "You're going to have some
investors out there who believe
the EOP buyout is not the last
and they're probably willing to
* stretch their necks out a bit in
i the current environment because
it seems so wide open for M&A
i activity," he said, in Wall Street
parlance for merger and acqui-
sition deals.


And even if the gains shown
by REITs and the funds that
invest in them cool in the coming
years, as many analysts expect,
the foundation could be adequate
to support solid, though perhaps
slower, growth.
"I think people are concerned
that real estate has done so well
that it's comparable to the tech
bubble of the late '90s. 1 think
this is a completely different ani-
mal," Tjornehoj said. "They
make money," he said, offering
up one contrast with many failed
dot-corns. "They have a real
residual value."
RFITs arc unique in that they
skirl most income taxes by paving
out nearly all of their income .to
shareholders through dividends.
This has often made REI Is,
which began to draw widespread
attention in the 1990s, desirable
for investors seeking income. But
now investors appear to be clam-
oring as much for the real estate.
"At this point people are ,
investing for appreciation, not
income," Tjornehoj said.
Dionisio Meneses Jr, manag-
ing director at Charles Schwab,
contends investors can benefit
from those REITs that remain
public and shouldn't simply look
to the sector based on a notion
that more real estate companies
will be taken private.
While many REITs focus on
commercial properties, some


stick to shopping malls, for exam-
ple, or apartment complexes, so
it's important for investors to
understand the types of REITs
a fund might invest in.
"Certainly, the apartment
REITs did very well last year aid
I think there is some concern that
perhaps this side of the market is
a bit overheated," Tjornehoj said
"On the other hand, you have
regional malls which have done
iery well and there aren't ain
new ilgional Inalls coming uit
this year so the opportunities
seem to be there."
Dilffcinccs in whei the
Rl'ITs put their money matltcl
greatly. RHITs that invest in
manufactured homes appreciated
1.3 per cent in January, while
regional mall REITs surged 13
pe cent.
rherc is ihe risk that they're
going to be disappointed if they
have invested in a narrow ly
focused REIT fund and didn't
get the diversified portfolio that
they probably should be after."
Tjornehoj said.
Meneses predicts demand for
REITs, which can allow smaller
investors to have stakes in prop-
erties that would otherwise be
too expensive, will continue to
grow. The demand should help
the funds that invest in them as
well, he added.
"You need to have realistic
expectations when you take into


consideration what asset type
you're talking about. The returns
we've seen in the past won't be
sustainable."
'Tjornehoj likes the CGM
Really Fund for showing consis-
tency amid changing conditions
in the real estate market. It has
shown five-year annualized
return of 32.1 per cent.
In general, investors should
look at a fund's overall diversifi-
cation, Fjornehoj said. He is
impressed by ProFunds' Real
Estate UltiaSectoi ProFund. It
has shown a five-year annualized
return of 2(i. 1 per cent.
"They're pretty diversified as
far as police properties go." he
said, noting the fund had about a
Ihic, per ceit stake in Equity
Office Properties, which likely
led to a tidy return following the
buyout.
Whether the buyouts will con-
tinue is unknown, though some
investor s will likely be happy with
return s from REI s in their port-
folio, even if those returns are
less than in recent years.


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Midwest Air Group Inc.'s top
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that Orlando Florida-based
AirTran Airways, whose par-
ent company is attempting a
hostile takeover, is an "inferi-
or" airline that lacks a credible
growth plan.
CEO Tim Hoeksema filed a
copy of his letter to Midwest
Air shareholders with the


Securities and Exchange Com-
mission on Wednesday.
Shareholders
He urged shareholders to
reject a $345 million bid from
AirTran Holdings Inc., saying
its earnings and share price
continue to disappoint.
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He told The Associated
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would lead to poor service and
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The criticism from Midwest-
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and two (2) partial scholarships tenable at accredited institutions in the United States
of America under the Bahamas Field Station/Ministry of Education Agreement (1971),
commencing September 2007.
Under the Agreement, participating Colleges and Universities will offer full tuition
scholarships and the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology will pay board and
lodging charges.

Applicants should have gained admission into one of the following institutions where
the number and type of awards available is indicated:

ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, Reading, Pennsylvania 1
WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY, Springfield, Ohio 1 PARTIAL
DICKINSON COLLEGE, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 2
HARTWICK COLLEGE, Oneonta, New York 2
MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO, Oxford, Ohio 1 PARTIAL
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN, New Haven, Connecticut 1
ELMIRA COLLEGE, Elmira. New York 1
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Emporia, Kansas 1
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, Ohio 1

Application Forms will be accepted only for the Colleges/Universities specified
above.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens, should have successfully completed high school
education in The Bahamas, and be in possession of at least 5 G.C.E./B.G.C.S.E. subjects,
including English language and Mathematics at grade A, B, or C.
Bahamian citizens currently pursuing studies at one of the named institutions may apply
for this award and should submit an up-to-date transcript along with the completed
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Applicants should note that the area of study must be one deemed acceptable for the
further development of the country.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and Education
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European and Asian markets drop



for second day amid global jitters,


but

M IBy TOBY ANDERSON
AP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) Chinese
stocks bounced back Wednes-
day after their biggest decline in
- a decade, while shares in Europe
and Asia fell for a second day
amid jitters about possible slow-
downs in the Chinese and Unit-
ed States economies. US stocks
stabilized on soothing comments
from Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke.
Analysts said the selloff was
most likely a correction to cool
overheating markets.
"There is definitely a case for
a market correction but as of yet
I would not worry about the eco-
? nomic impact," said Holger
Schmieding, chief European
economist at Bank of America
- in London. "This is not some-
thing to worry about. There are
little ramifications beyond the
markets being immediately-
affected."
In Britain, the benchmark
FTSE 100 Index lost 1.82 per
cent, while France's CAC 40 fell
1.29 per cent and Germany's
DAX Index slid 1.53 per cent.
In the US, the Dow Jones indus-
trials were fluctuating but stayed
positive, up 45 points at the
12,261 level at midday.


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) NICOVA OVERSEAS LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on February 28, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by Registrar
General.
(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 28th day of March, 2007 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.
March 1, 2007
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LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY





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The selloff was more pro-
nounced in Asia, with indexes
in Japan, South Korea, Singa-
pore, Malaysia, India and Aus-
tralia sliding more than two per
cent after Wall Street suffered
its worst day Tuesday since the
September 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks.
Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index
tumbled 2.85 per cent to
17,604.12, while Philippine
stocks plunged 7.9 per cent, their
worst drop since 1997, at the
height of the Asian financial cri-
sis.
But several Asian markets
also trimmed big early losses as
the day progressed, though ana-
lysts warned that markets would
likely remain volatile for a while.
"We don't need to worry
about a big reduction from here,
but this correction could contin-
ue for the next couple months,"
said Shinichi Ichikawa, an equi-
ty strategist with Credit Suisse
in Tokyo.
Meanwhile, China's Shanghai
Composite Index bounced back
3.9 per cent to close at 2,881.07,
rebounding from its 8.8 per cent
plunge Tuesday its biggest
drop in a decade which trig-
gered the global sell-off.
Bullish comments in China's
state-controlled media appeared


to reassure anxious domestic
investors, who account for vir-
tually all trading.
China will focus on ensuring
financial stability and security,
the official Xinhua News Agency
cited' Premier Wen Jiabao as
saying in an essay due to be pub-
lished in Thursday's issue of the
Communist Party magazine
Qiushi.
Authorities also denied
rumors of a 20 per cent capital
gains tax on stock investments
- speculation on which played a
role in Tuesday's plunge.
But many analysts cautioned
against focusing only on China's
role.
'The selloff in equities can-
not be blamed wholly on China.
This is case of the market flying
too close to the sun, and the hot
money collapsing," said Torben
Krogh Nielsen, an analyst with
Saxobank. "It's a correction
that's been seven months com-
ing."
"If there's a larger message
behind all this, it's that the era of
cheap money is over and you
can't blame China for that," con-
curred David Karsboel, head of
market strategy for Saxobank in
Copenhagen, Denmark.
Some investors used the drop
as an opportunity to go bargain-


hunting. Malaysian stocks, after
falling as much as 8.2 per cent,
closed down 3.3 per cent. Aus-
tralian stocks closed down 2.7
per cent after falling as much as
3.5 per cent.
Many Asian markets were
due for a correction after their
recent spectacular performance,
analysts said.
Benchmark indexes in China,
Australia and Singapore had all
hit records in February. Before
this week's plunge, Malaysian
stocks had gained 17, per cent
this year, while Philippine shares
had climbed about 12 per cent.
"A lot of that exuberance
about just buying anything at all
costs just starts to evaporate if
the market has big falls like
this," said David Halliday, asso-
ciate director at Macquarie
Equities. "I think the important
thing to note is'that this hasn't
been triggered by an economic,
financial or political crisis."
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secre-
tary Yasuhisa Shiozaki echoed
that sentiment, trying to quell
concerns about the Tokyo mar-
ket by stressing that overall fun-
damentals in Japan were still
strong.
Associated Press Writer
Hans Greimel in Tokyo con-
tributed to this report.


Chinese stocks recover


We are looking to fill the position of Assistant
Fitness Centre Manager. Among other duties
the successful applicant will be expected to:

Assist the manager of the fitness centre
in supervision of staff and staff activities;
-ensure the comfort of fitness centre patrons;
maintain the cleanliness standards of the
fitness centre; ensure equipment is working
superbly at all times; maintain par level
stocks per the standard and that bathroom/
shower facilities are fully stocked and in
an acceptable condition at all times. It
would be an asset if the individual has
some personal training certification from
the Aerobics and Fitness Association of
America or a similar institution and a
minimum of two to three years experience.

The successful applicant must be: highly
motivated, willing to work flexible hours,
in excellent physical condition and enjoy
working with members and sponsored guests
alike.

Interested individuals should fax resumes to:


The Director of Human Resources
Lyford Cay Members Club
Lyford Cay Drive
Nassau, Bahamas

Fax: #362-6245

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JACKSON GELEN OF
MT. ROYAL AVE., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and'
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 1st day of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) GLOMERULO LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of the ,
International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on February 28, 2007 w&
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by Registrar
General.
(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace '
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 28th day of March, 2007 to send their names and s.'
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the ?
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of *sw
any distribution made before such debts are proved.
March 1, 2007
LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF TIE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY "




Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows.
(a) BLASTOMA INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on February 28, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by Registrar .
General. .
(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
,West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 28th day of March, 2007 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the .s
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.


LIQUDATO OFTHt ABO COLLIE CMA
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY




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PUBLIC NOTICE

CHANGE OF NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, PHILIP
ANTOINE KNOWLES of Eastern Road, RO. Box
S8-6316, Nassau, Bahamas, have legally changed
my name by deed poll to PHILIP ANTOINE
MORRIS. The Deed Poll has been duly recorded
at the Registrar General's Office.


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Airbus announces 10,000 job cuts, plant spinoffs in restructuring drive


* By LAURENCE FROST
AP Business Writer

PARIS (AP) Airbus said it
will cut 10,000 jobs over four
years as part of a restructuring
plan aimed at helping the plane-


maker overcome costly delays
to its A380 superjumbo and the
effects of a weaker United
States dollar.
The European aircraft maker
said it planned to offer to
investors its Meaulte plant in


France, Nordenham in Ger-
many and Filton in Britain. It
said it had already received bids.
Three other sites Saint-
Nazaire-Ville in France and
Varel and Laupheim in Ger-
many are to be sold or


closed, Airbus said.
Toulouse, France-based Air-
bus will shed a total of 4,300
jobs in France, 3,700 in Ger-
many, 1,600 in Britain and 400
in Spain, Chief Executive Offi-
cer Louis Gallois told a news


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qualifications and attributes are necessary requirements.

- Associate Degree in Secretarial Science or
equivalent
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1.85 0.54 Abaco Markets 0.78 C0.7-,5 .: ,3 10,000:i .0 282 1.000 IN P.1 0 -00:
12.05 10.40 Bahamas Property Fund 11.25 11.25 0.00 625 1.689 0.400 6.7 3.56%
8.50 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 700 0.796 0.260 10.7 3.06%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.83 0.03 2,500 0.265 0.020 3.1 2.41%
1.95 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.95 1.95 0.00 100 0.199 0.060 9.8 3.08%
1.49 1.12 Fidelity Bank 1.25 1.25 0.00 49,000 0.170 0.050 7.4 4.00%
10.30 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.03 10.03 0.00 0.715 0.240 14.0 2.39%
2.20 1.64 Colina Holdings 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.078 0.040 25.6 2.00%
13.89 9.38 Commonwealth Bank 13.85 13.89 0.04 3,050 0.998 0.680 13.9 4.90%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.30 5.34 0.04 0.134 0.045 41.4 0.81%
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16.71 10.00 Focol 16.71 16.71 0.00 1.476 0.510 11.3 3.05%
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9.10 8.52 J.S.Johnson 9.05 9.05 0.00 0.588 0.560 15.4 6.19%
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conference. Half of the cuts will
come from within the 56,000-
strong Airbus work force and
the rest from subcontractors, he
said.
Airbus parent company
EADS said in a separate state-
ment that it will take a charge of
680 million euros ($900 million)
in the first quarter, reflecting
Airbus restructuring costs.
The "Power8" restructuring
programme was first announced
last year after a two-year pro-
duction delay to the double-
decker A380 wiped five billion
euros ($6.6 billion) off profit
forecasts for 2006-2010. The
programme aims to claw back
the same figure in cost reduc-
tions over the period and gen-
erate 2.1 billion euros ($2.8 bil-
lion) in annual savings in later
years.
Airbus has been badly hit by
the weakness of the US dollar
- the currency in which its
planes are priced and is
expected to shift more of its
supplier costs and contract work
to dollar-linked economies as
part of the restructuring effort.
It also has to fund develop-
ment of the A350, its 11.6 bil-
lion euros ($15.3 billion) answer
to the runaway success of US
rival Boeing Co.'s 787 in the
lucrative market for long-range,
mid-sized planes.
Final assembly of the A350
will be based exclusively in
France, Gallois said, instead of
being split between Germany
and France as programs tradi-
tionally have been.
In return, an additional A320
final assembly line will be
opened in Germany and a
future revamp of the single-aisle
plane will be assembled in
Hamburg.
In Germany, the IG Metall
Union called the Laupheim
decision the "wrong one" and
planned a series of protests
Thursday to show its displea-
sure.


"We won't stand idly by,
watching as our site is sold off
piecemeal," IG Metall delegate
Michael Braun told reporters.
Gallois was forced to post-
pone the restructuring
announcement, originally
scheduled last week, and pro-
pose changes to the plan after
the main EADS shareholders
failed to agree on the distribu-
tion of job cuts and new tech-
nologies between France and
Germany at a February 18
board meeting.
Core German shareholder
DaimlerChrysler AG's 22.5 per
cent share of voting rights is
matched by the combined
EADS stake held by the French
government and Paris-based
Lagardere SCA. Unlike the
French state which owns 15
per cent Berlin has no direct
stake in the company but leans
heavily on decision-making as
its largest single defense cus-
tomer.
German Economics Minister
Michael Glos, who earlier this
month said EADS could lose
defense contracts if it cut too
many jobs in the country, said
the burden of restructuring
appeared to have been spread
fairly.
"We have been successful in
asserting German interests
regarding Airbus, regarding
employment in Germany," Glos
said during a cabinet meeting, in
comments later relayed by gov-
ernment spokesman Thomas
Steg.
The A350's increased use of
composites had cast a cloud
over the future of Germany's
Nordenham plant, where over
2,100 workers produce metal
fuselage panels for current Air-
bus models.
Shares of European Aero-
nautic Defence and Space Co.
fell 0.7 per cent to 25,28 euros
($33.40) after the announce-
ment after sinking as much as
3.7 per cent in earlier trading.


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ST. AUGUSTINE'S

COLLEGE
Is accepting applications for the
2007-2008 ACADEMIC YEAR



MATHEMATICS
Three persons to teach Mathematics to all levels.
Experience in preparing students for external
examinations (BJC, BGCSE & SAT) is a requirement.

ENGLISHLANGUAGE/LITERATURE
Two persons to teach English Language/Literature to
all grade levels. Experience in teaching candidates for
external examinations is necessary

SOCIALSTUDIES/HISTORY
OnepersontoteachSocialStudiesandHistoryfromgrades
eight to twelve. Expereince in preparing for external
examinations is a requirement

CHEMISTRY/GENERAL SCIENCE
One person to teach General Science and Chemistry to
all grade levels. The applicant must have experience in
preparing students for external examinations.

SPANISH
One person to teach Spanish to grades seven through ten.

FRENCH
One person to teach French to grades all grade
levels. Experience in preparing students for
external examinations (BGCSE) is a requirement.

COMPUTER STUDIES
One person to teach Computer Keyboarding,
Basic Personal Computer Applications and Computer
Science to grades seven through twelve. The applicant
must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access
and Powerpoint.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
One person to teach Physical Education to all grade
levels. The applicant must be available to coach varsity
teams in the core sports.

All applicants must hold a degree from an accredited
University and aTeacher's Certificate or must have some
teaching experience. Two letters of reference, copies of
all degrees and certificate, proof of teaching experience
and two passport size photos should be submitted. A
commitment to the values of Catholic, Benedictine
education is expected of our teachers. Only those
persons who have no difficulty with Roman
Catholic beliefs and teaching need apply. Please submit
applications and required documents to:




THE PRINCIPAL
ST. AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE
P.O.BOX N-3940
NASSAU, BAHAMAS


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APARTMENT 3-G


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CRYPTIC PUZZLE


DOWN
1 Should It be necessary, even then, to
break Into It (2,3,5)
2 Amount to an Invitation (4)
3 Your team's coming out dressed In
purple(8)
4 The language, when he makes a
mess of, himself (7)
5 Also applying to keeping the pous In
captivity (7,4)
6 Will prove a good Investment. Be
grateful for thal (10)
7 Rub the wrong way and fight with In
retreat (8)
T "Damn rair', translated Into
Chinese (8)
10 Both have a double A In (5)
16 Defend from armed
robbery (5-2)
20 Only If unassisted (5)
22 The female got at the male to provide
coverfor(7)
23 Decrasing the pruning (7,4)
25 If I am, I can't say
I'm surpreisedl (10)
26 Like the dress that suited one down
to the ground? (4-6)
28 Complained about me havIng dental
treatment (8)
31 The principal is
a red (8)
32 When the car s defective, be going to
blame iton (7)
34 Barked whenone
knocked (6)
35 Wasseeingas
passe (5)
39 Suppose to be, when
you swallow (4)
YESTkRtA wumoNS
ACROSS: 1, Capri 6, Sound 9,
Acceded 10, Scone ,11, Venus 12,
Urges 13, Soloist 15, Ohm 17, Prim
18, Palate 19, Feral 20, Repair 22,
Diva 24, Try 25, Refusal 26, Drool 27,
Taboo 28, Scold 29, Gumrnshoe 30,'
Hades 31, Slash
DOWN: 2, Anchor 3, Random 4, Ice
5, Heart 6, Several 7, Odes 8, Nought
12, Usher 13, Sport 14, Uppy 15,
Oasis 16, Medal 18, Panel 19, Fibrous
21, Errata 22,.Dulcet 23, Vaults 25,
*Rouse 26. Done 28. SOS


ACROSS
9 Tell the man to be casual (8)
10 Besides, it's me for the audition (3)
11 Not one soldier featured In the pull-
outl (6)
12 Warning about that roundabout (6)
13 Wander off. Many, by the end, are
rounded up (7)
14 Going through the outskirts of Rome:
a one-day trip (4)
15 Sees, yes,andseenot to be worried
about (4,4,2)
17 A job In hesouthofFrance? Well
done (4,4)
18 Is opposed to one's taking breaks
outside (7)
19 Entertained and provided French fare
or Dracula (4)
21 Agree there is an advantage to and
point in (6)
24 Removes from personally and forces
to forget anxieties (5,3,2,7)
27 Pass round and see preparing to
grab (6)
29 Not lost: had been affixed to (4)
30 Put paid to the ship- a container (7)
33 A man embracing a man: that's
unEnglsh (8)
35 MIlbehaving n a mess? (10)
36 Stll game (4)
37 Someone giving you a highball and-
food (7)
38' *DeLrmineduporL is tw
meaning (6)
40 Figure among the dances one takes
pleasure In (6)
41 The fish Is firm, with a broad tall (3)
42 Groups together as Household
ftis (8)
ijftDAY'S CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 1, Froth 6, S-0-uth 0, Ro-
using 10, Snoop 11, A-L-erm 12,
Agape 13, De-bacle 15, RFib 17, Iron
18, Beg-one 19, Saved 20, Chum-PS
22, Fill 24, His 25, Balloon 26, Tr0-O
on 27, Float 28, WE-Nly 29, Pacific 30,
Green 31, Teddy
DOWN: 2, Ringer 3, Trojan 4, Hop 5,
U-sage 6, Snapped 7,0-gte 8, Tur-pl-
n 12, Alias 13, Ditch 14, B-on-ug 15,
Folio 16, Bevin 18, Bevan 19, Sp-art-
an 21, Hit-le-R 22, Fleece 23, Foul-Ed
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ACROSS
.9 Nice (8)
10 In addllon(3)
11 Planet (6)
12 Inult(6)
13 Petty (7)
14 Sort (4)
15 Intrusive (10)
17 Deduct (8)
18 Long narrow deft or
19 Info (4T
21 Destructive Insect (6)
24 A game(737)
27 Hand tool (6
29 Simple (4)
30 Takes for granted (7)
33 Improves (8)
35 Dentures (5,5)
36 Poses a question (4)
37 Makeready(7)
38 Tempt (6)
40 Cricket official (6)
41 Foot dgt (3)
42 DIsciples (8)


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Looks Wrong, But It's Right


South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH
+KQ 104
V4 32
4852
+A94
WEST EAST
49752 483
V 9 IVQJ8
*A763 *QJ10
4QJ107 +K8532
SOUTH
A J6
VAK 10765
*K94
46
The bidding:
South West North East
1 V Pass 1 4 Pass
3 V Pass 4 V
Opening lead queen of clubs.

Let's say you're in four hearts
and West leads a club. You win with
the ace and play the A-K of trumps,
hoping 'for a 2-2 split When East
turns up with three trumps, you shift
your attention to spades by playing
the A-J and another spade. Unfortu-
nately, East ruffs the third spade and
returns the queen of diamonds, and
down you go.
You could certainly claim to have


been very unlucky, since you would
have made the contract had the
trumps divided 2-2, or if West had
the three trumps, or if East had the
ace of diamonds, or if East had three
or more spades.
Even so, the fact remains that the
contract can be made with more care-
ful play. After East follows low on
the first trump lead from dummy, the
correct line of play by far is to
finesse the ten! In the actual deal, the
ten wins and you finish with 11
tricks. But that in itself doesn't prove
that the ten is the right play.
Finessing the ten is best because.it
has the great virtue of practically
guaranteeing the contract, and not
because you luckily find East with
the Q-J-x. Indeed, you don't really
mind losing a trump trick to West,
because you're certain to score at
least 10 tricks five hearts, four
spades and a club if you do.
The primary concern is that East
might have three trumps and later
gain the lead to return a diamond
through your king. The first-round
trump finesse guards against this
possibility. It is true that the deep
finesse will sometimes cost a, trick-.
unnecessarily, but that is a tiny pre-
mium to pay for ensuring the con-
tract. '"


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the ma in
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21st
Century 2 -:
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edition) 41
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letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here? In I V
making a word, each letter may > "
be used once only. Each must 0 .
contain the centre letter and
there must be atleast one -
nine-letter word. No plurals. ( U -0
TODAY'S TARGET g !0 .
Good 17; very good 25; excellent
33 (or more). 5
Solution tomorrow. 3


DOWN
1 Nativeof
Glasgow (10)
2 Indian dress (4)
3 OMneomIllng
sabotage (8)
4 eowbye hat (7)
5 As ano e le (3,8)
6 Convotion (10)
7 Pancake mx (6)
8 Doubtsthe
innocence of (8)
10 Strong string (5)
16 Tak about (7)
20 Female relatives (5)
22 Set of clohe (7)
23 Evaluations,
estnimations (11)
25 WhrtybWr(10)
26 Glases (10)
28 Gooddlookhig (8)
31 Setof bone(8).
32 F(dtddenbylow(7)
34 Docendby rope (6)
35 Jetofflre(5)
39 Ballet sirt (4)


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THURSDAY,
MARCH 1

ARIES March 21/April 20 r,
It could be a tough start to the'
week, Aries. Take your time, find
ways to work around the problem
and be patient.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
You are sure to be daydreaming
about something you would like to
see happen over the coming few
days. Keep your feet on the
ground even though your head is
in the clouds.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
The time has come to accept that
certain friendships must be brought
to an end. Don't feel guilty about
letting go: the fact is, you have emo-
tionally and mentally moved on.
CANCER June 22/July 22
The most important thing today is
that you respond positively to what-
ever happens, be it good, bad or
indifferent. Don't worry, it will
work to your advantage in the end.
LEO July 23/August 23
On the outside, you appear calm and
confident, but your emotions are
raging. You have to get over this.
T .ife is full of disappointments it
it how you handle them that matters.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Don't let anyone try to change the
way you look at the world today.
You're the only one who truly
knows what's right for you. Follow
your heart and your dreams.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
There is nothing wrong with ambi-
tion, and this time of year brings out
the aspiring side of your nature. Your
first task is to remind yourself why
success is so important to you.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Just because something is accepted
wisdom does not mean you have to
follow it slavishly like everyone
else. You have something much bet-
ter than knowledge: common sense.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
There are things that need to be said,
things that need to be discussed and
things that need to be changed. It's
time to tackle these challenges once
and for all.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
What starts out as a minor disagree-
ment could develop into an all-out
battle. Focus on the important things
today meaning the things that are
important to you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You seem to believe you can pull
the wool over everyone's eyes,
regardless of facts that tell a very'
different story. Be big enough to
admit you made a mistake. *
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
You have to realize that you are not,
responsible for the highs and lows o 4-'
other people's existence. Happiness,w,
begins at home with yourself.


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* MIAMI HERALD
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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


* TENNIS
KNOWLES/NESTOR
ADVANCE
Mark Knowles and Daniel
Nestor, the top seeded team,
have advanced to the semifi-
nal of the Dubai Tennis
Championships.
Playing in the hard court
event, Knowles and Nestor
won their quarterfinal match
yesterday with a 6-3, 6-2 win
over the team of Cypriot
Marcos Baghdatis and
Frenchman Gilles Simon.
In the first round, Knowles
and Nestor pulled off a hard
fought match over the team
of Rohan Bopanna and
Younes El Aynaoui in set
scores of 6-2,6-7 (8) and 10-2.
They are waiting the win-
ner of the match between
No.3 seed Fabrice
Santoro/Nenad Zimonjic and
Yves Allegro/Roger Federer
that will be played today.
The semifinal match is set
for Friday.
Knowles and Nestor, who
were finalists in Sydney and
Marseilles, reached the final
last year, losing to the team of
Paul Hanley and Peter Ulyett,
the No.2 seeds this year.
OLYMPICS
THREE FEDERATION
MEMBERS
There are currently three
executive members of the
Bahamas Olympic Associa-
tion, who are affiliated with a
sporting federation or associ-
ation and not just one, as stat-
ed in The Tribune on Tues-
day.
They are vice presidents Sir
Durward Knowles president
of Bahamas Sailing Associa-
tion; vice president Welling-
ton Miller president of
Amateur Boxing Association
of the Bahamas; and assistant
treasurer Diane Miller sec-
retary general of the Bahamas
Softball Federation.
SWIMMING
LAST CHANCE
CARIFTA QUALIFIER
The Barracuda Swim Club
will host the last Carifta quali-
fying swim meet this week-
end. The two day meet, spon-
sored for the 15th year by
Pepsi Cola (Bahamas) Bot-
tling Company Ltd, will start
on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
at the Betty Kelly Kenning
Swim Complex.
The events offered are the
400 Freestyle, 200 Breast-
stroke, 100 Butterfly and 200
Backstroke. On Saturday the
meet will continue at 8.30am
with the 200 Individual Med-
ley, 50 Freestyle, 50 Back-
stroke, 100 Breaststroke, 100
Freestyle and the 50 Butter-
fly.
The last event will be an
exciting 4 x 100 Medley Relay
for the 11 and over swimmers.
Carifta Team selection will
take place immediately fol-
lowing the meet, so this is the
last chance for swimmers to
achieve Carifta standards or
to improve their standings in
their age groups.


The RaptorP roar to









rac and field title


* TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
AFTER losing their title to
the HO Nash Lions last year,
the CH Reeves Raptors
returned with vengeance in their
eyes this year, reclaiming the
title with a dominating perfor-
mance.
At the end of the two day
meet at the Thomas A. Robin-
son Track and Field Stadium,
the Raptors compiled a total of
818.50 points to win the Gov-
ernment Secondary Schools
Sports Association's 14th annu-
al Track and Field Champi-
onship title by 149 points over
the LW Young Golden Eagles.
In a complete turnaround,
HO Nash showed up at the end
of the seven team standings with
just 124.50 as they relinquished
their crown.
"We have a very good physi-
cal education staff and we split
our work so that everybody has
responsibility for something,"
said assistant coach Jack
Knowles, who was directly
responsible for the throwers.
"I'm proud to say that we did
it on the field. We won just
about every event on the field or
we were right in the top three.
So the field events was where
we concentrated on because we
knew we could hold our own on
the track."
The Raptors claimed four out
of the six divisions, losing the
junior girls to LW Young (125-
118.5) and the bantam boys to
the SC McPherson Sharks (119-
108).
SC McPherson finished in
third place with 575. AF Adder-
ley Fighting Tigers came in
fourth with 457, CC Sweeting
Junior Scorpions were fifth with
433.5 and DW Davis Pitbulls
beat out HO Nash with 285 for
sixth.
Unofficially, one of the
records broken during the final
day of competition yesterday
came from CH Reeves' strong-
woman Raquel Williams in the
junior girls shot put.
Williams, who left behind the
bantam girls record in the shot
put in 2005, had a winning heave
of 11.04 metres to erase the pre-
vious mark that was posted by
AF Adderley's Chafree Bain in
1995.
"I felt good," said Williams,
who inked her name in the
record books on her last throw.
"I'm really excited, but I know I
could do a lot better."
The 14-year-old ninth grader


* CH REEVES' Tonia-Kaye Johnson wins the 200 metres
(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune staff)


also won the discus and came
in third in the javelin. She's hop-
ing that if she can continue to
train under Knowles, she can
make the Carifta team this year.
A number of exciting events
on the track brought the curtain
down on the championships.
One of the more stellar per-
formances came from AF
Adderley's Rhonesia Johnson,


who cleaned up in the bantam
girls division, winning the 100,
200, 400 and 800 metres.
While she captured the 100
and 400 on day one, she came
back yesterday and duplicated
the double feat in the 200 and
800.
Although she insisted that the
100 was her best race, she was
pleased to win the 200, even


though she was tired after win-
ning the 800.
"I practised hard, so I knew
that I could win them," John-
son stated.
One of the outstanding per-
formances came from Ashley
Riley of SC McPherson, who
held off the pack in the 800 to
win in 2:28.99.
"It was good. I wanted to go


out early and get a gap," said
the 11-year-old seventh grader.
"I knew that once I got out they
couldn't catch me."
In the junior girls' 800, Veron-
ica Bonimy from SC McPher-
son also got a good lead and
never relinquished it as she took
the junior girls' half-mile race
in 2:38.55.
"I think I did okay. I expected
to come in first and I did," said
the 12-year-old eighth grader,
who also won the 1,500. "I tried
to set the pace and made them
come after me."
Patrick Davis of CC Sweet-
ing Junior sat on the heels of
SC McPherson's 1,500 winner
Lopez LeFleur and he stormed
back in the final lap to win the
junior boys' race in 2:19.01.
"He beat me yesterday, so I
had to come back and beat him
today," said Davis, a 13-year-
old eighth grader.
"I knew once I passed him,
he couldn't catch me. This win
was very nice."
Ernesha Watt of SC McPher-
son bolted from behind on the
home stretch to take the inter-
mediate girls' 800 in 2:45.47.
"It was great," said the 13-
year-old ninth grader, who was
third in the 1,500. "It was good.
I didn't think I could win it."
And in the intermediate boys'
800, Vicknel Serveus of DW
Davis easily won in 2:08.92 after
he stormed back on the final
lap.
"I knew that I had to save
something for the last lap," said
Serveus, who also won the 1,500.
"I knew I could run faster in
both races. But I'm happy that I
won."
Also on the track was the 200,
which for the most part was
dominated by SC McPherson.
Cornell Mott of SC McPher-
son won the bantam boys' race
in 28.03.
Marion Henchell, a 14-year-
old ninth grader of SC McPher-
son also captured the junior
boys' 200 in 24.55.
"I just wanted to beat my old
time," he insisted. "My old time
was 25, so I pleased with it. I'm
really trying to make it to Carif-
ta this year."
Ulysses Hinsey of SC
McPherson added the interme-
diate boys' 200 to his century
title on day one when he
clocked 24.38 for the half-lap-
per.
Tonia-Kaye Johnson of CH
Reeves, however, broke it up
when she took the intermediate
girls' 200 in 28.52.
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quarterfinals

at Qatar Open

E TENNIS
DOHA, Qatar
Associated Press
JUSTINE HENIN
reached the quarterfi-
nals of the Qatar Open
after beating Alicia
Molik of Australia 6-2,
7-6 (9) Wednesday.
The second-ranked
Henin, who won the
Dubai Open last week,
saved two set points in
the tiebreaker and
wasted four match
points.
"I lost a bit of inten-
sity in the second set,"
Henin said. "It was also
very windy on court
and that made things
difficult."

Returned
The top-seeded Bel-
gian is now 5-0 against
Molik, who has
returned after being
diagnosed with a
chronic inner ear infec-
tion.
Henin will next face
fifth-seeded Patty
Schnyder of Switzer-
land, who beat Anabel
Medina Garrigues of
Spain 6-3, 6-4.
Second-seeded Svet-
lana Kuznetsova of
Russia and third-seed-
ed Martina Hingis also
won. Kuznetsova
topped Julia Goerges
of Germany 7-5, 6-1,
while Hingis beat
Maria Kirilenko of
Russia 6-2, 6-2.
Other seeded players
advancing were Jelena
Jankovic, Daniela Han-
tuchova and Francesca
Schiavone.


PLACE


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THERE was a new day
dawning as the 25th
Hugh Campbell Basketball
Classic came to a close at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium on
Monday night.
Standing tall when the pres-
tigious senior boys basketball
trophy was hoisted in the air
just before the stroke of mid-
night, was coach Ian 'Wire'
Pinder and his CC Sweeting
Cobras, the Cinderella team
of this year's tourney per-
haps the most competitive in
quite some time.
Unbelievably they
dethroned the CI Gibson Rat-
tlers, snapping their three-year
winning streak and denying
them another berth in the his-
tory books as the first team to
win four straight and to
becomethe first coach and
team to claim five titles.
With the history and the
coaching experience on the
side of the Rattlers and coach
Kevin 'KJ' Johnson, hardly
anybody anticipated that Pin-
der and his Cobras would
have rocked the boat the way
they did.
They trailed in the first half,
but turned things around in
the second half and not even a
half hour power failure was
enough to short circuit their
tremendous and relentless
efforts in the second half.
It was Pinder's first year
coaching the Cobras. The for-
mer SC McPherson Sharks'
player got started with his
coaching career at St. Bede's
Primary School. But this has
been a prime job for him
because of the prestige that
comes with it.
With some help on the side-


STUBBS


OPINION


lines from Mario Bowleg as
his assistant coach, Pinder
turned an under-achieving
team, loaded with talent, into
the toast of the party.
The Cobras, in recent times,
have been knocking on the
door of success. Now every
time they look at the history
of the tournament, they will
see CC Sweeting's name inked
on it forever.
While Pinder relied heavily
on a 1-2 punch of Eugene
Bain and Curz Simon to pull
them through, they got a solid
all-around effort from a num-
ber of players, who helped to
pick up the slack when the
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Simon emerged as the most
valuable player and Bain, the
prime target on the defensive
end, both ended up on the
All-Tournament Team. But
don't forget the trio of Dwight
Rolle, Sadike McClemnon
and Wayde Higgs, who
stepped up big time to help
out.
Pinder and the Cobras
proved that they were indeed
the best team in the tourna-
ment this year. They played
up to their potential when
they had to and that made the
difference in their success and
failure.
Whether or not they can
come back and repeat the feat
when the Government Sec-
ondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation host their champi-
onship series next month is a
different story. It's just a pity
that the tournament didn't cap
off the basketball season for
the government schools.
In any event, the Cobras, as
Pinder indicated, are "on top
of the world" and they will
hold that bragging rights until
the 26th version of the tour-
nament rolls around next Feb-
ruary because this victory is
perceived to be bigger than
the school league champi-
onship.
It's listed as the national
championship of the Bahamas
because it brings the majority
of the top teams from
throughout the country to par-
ticipate in the week-long dou-
ble elimination format tour-
ney.
And the tourney lived up to
its advanced billing as the
Grand Bahama teams came
stacked, but for the first time
since they started competing
in the second version in 1985,
none of them advanced to the


semifinal or pool champi-
onship.
It just goes to show how
determined the New Provi-
dence teams were. prepared to


keep the title at home.
Hats off to Pinder and the
Cobras as they get to keep it
shining at CC Sweeting until
next February.


Ricky Ponting:




Australia still


World Cup




favourites


* CRICKET
SYDNEY, Australia
Associated Press
AUSTRALIA left for the
Cricket World Cup in the West
Indies on Wednesday as tour-
nament favorites despite
injuries and poor leadup form,
captain Ricky Ponting said.
"I'm really happy with the
squad of players that we've
got," Ponting told reporters at
Sydney airport.
"There's been a bit of nega-
tivity around the team over the
last couple of weeks, but I guess
that's to be expected when
you're not playing your absolute
best and we certainly haven't
done that.
"But we've had up to six or
seven of our top 11 players out
as well."
Australia relinquished its
No.1 world ranking to South
Africa during a series of five
straight losses to England and


New Zealand in February but
Pouting said the return of play-
ers injured or unavailable dur-
ing the New Zealand series had
boosted the team.
"We've got sonicm work to do,
no doubt, and we've got some
talking to do about our cricket
(tactics) as well. But we'll get
that done very early and I know
that we're going to be extreme-.
ly hard to beat," he said.
"I know now that we're drift-
ing favorites but once the crick-
et gets underway hopefully
you'll see some cricket that's
going to mean that we still are
the favorites going in.
I'm not that fussed at the
moment that we're going in
having lost our last five games.
"That should be able to bring
the best out in the players and
this team generally lifts itself
and plays its best cricket when
there's some big games on the
line, and it doesn't get any big-
ger than a World Cup."
Australia left for the World


Cup without fast bowler Brett
Lee, out with a sprained ankle,
and with all-rounder Andrew
Symonds (bicep strain), opening
bat Matthew Hayden (broken
toe) and Michael Clarke (hip)
still under injury clouds.
Pouting said those players
might have to carefully nursed
back into action.
"(Symonds) is a fair way
ahead, I think, of where every-
one thought he might be as far
as his recovery goes, which is
great news for us," Ponting
said.
"He's got a bit more move-
ment and strength than what
they thought he might have had.
"(Hayden's) only a week into
it now. Speaking to him last
night, he said he feels he's going
to be a bit of a pain in the back-
side to the rest of the squad for
a couple of weeks. He's going to
be sitting around not doing
much.
"But after a couple of weeks,
knowing what Matty's like, once
we start playing some cricket,
it's going to be pretty hard to
keep him out, I think."New
Zealand also left for the
Caribbean Wednesday with all-
rounder Jacob Oram's broken
finger it's principal injury con-
cern.
"Oram said he would be pre-
pared to go to any lengths to
ensure he would be able to play
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SOCCER



Udinese ends Inter's streak


From Miami Herald Wire Services
Udinese ended Inter
Milan's record 17-game win-
ning streak in the Serie A on
Wednesday, holding the
league leader to a 1-1 draw.
Christian Obodo put Udi-
nese ahead with a bicycle kick
in the 47th minute before Her-
nan Crespo equalized in the
66th, heading in Inter team-
mate Maxwell's curling cross
from the left.
Inter's streak eclipsed last
year's 10-game run by Roma
and started after, Udinese held
the Milan club to a 0-0 draw
on Oct. 22. Inter remained the
only unbeaten team in the
Serie A and stayed atop the
league by 14 points.
Earlier Wednesday, Frpn-
cesco Totti scored his 15th
and 16th goals of the season to
help AS Roma rally from a
two-goal deficit to a 2-2 draw
with Chievo.
Totti scored with a header
in the 34th and then equalized
in the 48th, slotting the ball
under Chievo goalkeeper Lor-
enzo Squizzi.
Erjon Bogdani headed in
for Chievo in the 17th and
Franco Semioli got the home
team's second in the 33rd.
"We did well to reopen the
game," Roma coach Luciano
Spalletti said. "In the second
half we demonstrated more
quality and did much better."
The results left Inter atop
Serie A with 67 points, fol-
lowed by Roma with 53.
Palermo is third with 45 points
after drawing with AC Milan
0-0. Milan has 37 points.
Also Wednesday, it was:
Ascoli 0, Parma 0; Empoli 3,
Messina 1; Lazio 3, Catania 1;
Reggina 1, Fiorentina 1; Samp-
doria 2, Atalanta 1; Siena 0,


PACO SERINELLI/AFP-GETTY IMAGES
WELL DONE: Udinese goalie
Morgan De Sanctis is in a
good mood after his team
earned a draw Wednesday
against mighty Inter Milan.

Livorno 0; and Torino 1,
Cagliari 0.
ELSEWHERE
France: Montceau-les-
Mines continued its surprising
run in the French Cup, beating
first-division side Lens 1-0 to
reach the semifinals.
Montceau-les-Mines, which
is in the equivalent of the
fourth division and has only
semiprofessional 'players,
upset first-division club Bor-
deaux in the previous round.
Lens, which is second in the
French league behind Lyon,
lost the game on a 79th-minute
penalty from Christophe Ali-
dor.
Also, Sochaux advanced
with a 2-1 home victory over
defending champion Paris
Saint-Germain on goals by


Mickael Isabey and Burkina
Faso forward Moumouni
Dagano.
PSG replied late when
Nigeria defender Rabiu Afol-
abi scored an own-goal.
On Tuesday, Marseille and
Nantes advanced to the final
four. The draw for the semifi-
nals is Sunday.
Syria: Striker Muhan-
nad Ibrahim scored a hat
trick and host Syria defeated
Malaysia 3-1 in a Group B qual-
ifying match for the 2008 Bei-
jing Olympics.
Ibrahim scored his first goal
with a header in the 42nd min-
ute. He snatched the ball from
the Malaysian defense in the
52nd to score his second goal,
and then grabbed a third in the
59th.
Mohammad Arzil Abu
Hamid scored Malaysia's con-
solation goal in the 72nd.
Japan and Hong Kong are
also in Group B.
Germany: Stuttgart
reached the semifinals of the
German Cup by beating Her-
tha Berlin 2-0 on goals by
Cacau and Thomas Hit-
zisperger.
Eintracht Frankfurt,
Nuremberg and Wolfsburg
also advanced by winning
their matches Tuesday.
Cacau put Stuttgart ahead
in driving rain by heading in a
cross from Ludovic Magnin
in the 38th minute. Hitzlsper-
ger scored the second goal in
the 77th from the edge of the
area.
The young Stuttgart team
advanced to the semifinals for
the first time in six years and
is looking for its fourth Ger-
man Cup title.
Stuttgart is also second in
the Bundesliga. It was held to a


0-0 draw by Berlin in a Bun-
desliga game Friday.
Spain: Sevilla's Copa del
Rey quarterfinal with cross-
town rival Real Betis was
abandoned after Sevilla coach
Juande Ramos was knocked
unconscious by a plastic bottle
thrown from the crowd.
Ramos, who was carried off
on a stretcher, recovered con-
sciousness soon afterward,
Betis doctor Tomas Calero
told radio station Cadena SER.
"He's calm. He's now feel-
ing better. He's conscious and
talking. We're all with him and
we're all calmer," Sevilla's
sports director Ramon "Mon-
chi" Rodriguez said.
The incident occurred after
Sevilla took a 1-0 lead in the
59th minute on a goal by
Frederik Kanoute.
Play was halted, and some
spectators left Betis' Manuel
Ruiz de Lopera stadium before
the announcement that the
match had been suspended.
However, some Betis fans
threw stones at an ambulance
which entered the stadium for
Ramos, resulting in riot police
having to clear the area, the
station added.
Sevilla president Jose
Maria Del Nido said Spanish
federation president Angel
Maria Villar had called an
emergency meeting today to
discuss whether the game
should be resumed at a future
date. Normally, abandoned
Spanish games restart frA6m
the point when play stopped.
United States: FIFA
president Sepp Blatter gave
the United States a boost
Wednesday in its hopes of
hosting the 2018 World Cup,
saying he still supports the
tournament's rotation policy.


SPORTS ROUNDUP




Federer, Nadal




both move on




at Dubai Open


From Miami Herald Wire Services
Roger Federer showed off
a circus shot while extending
his career-best winning streak
to 38 matches, defeating Dan-
iele Bracciali 7-5, 6-3 on
Wednesday to advance to the
quarterfinals of the Dubai
Open in the United Arab Emir-
ates.
The top-seeded Federer
will next face seventh-seeded
Novak Djokovic, who beat
Rainer Schuettler 7-6 (7-5),
6-3.
Defending champion
Rafael Nadal survived
another thriller, edging Igor
Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).
Next for Nadal is Mikhail
Youzhny, who topped No. 6
Tomas Berdych 7-6 (8-6),
6-3.
Olivier Rochus upset
third-seeded Nikolay Davy-
denko 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Also
reaching the quarterfinals
were fifth-seeded Tommy
Haas, 2002 champion Fabrice
Santoro and Robin Soderl-
Ing.
Federer highlighted his vic-
tory with a spectacular shot in
the second set.
The world's top player ran
down a lob and hit it between
his legs for a winner while his
opponent stood at the net.
"I have had great shots over
the years, and that was defi-
nitely one of them: Through
the legs, from very far back in
the court for a winner," Fed-
erer said. "Probably the last
time I attempted it was on
match point against [Marat]
Safin at the [2004] Australian
Open and I failed.
"After messing that shot up,
I never thought I am going to
do it again. But anyway, I
knew I had it in the bag and
pulled it out tonight."
Nadal, taken to three sets
by Marcos Baghdatis on
Tuesday, met Andreev for the
first time since 2005, when the
Russian was the last man to
beat Nadal on clay.


Nadal has since gone a
record 62 matches without
being beaten on the slow sur-
face.
Elsewhere: Justine
Henin reached the quarterfi-
nals of the Qatar Open in Doha
after beating Alicia Molik of
Australia 6-2, 7-6 (11-9). Henin
will next face fifth-seeded
Patty Schnyder of Switzer-
land, who beat Anabel
Medina Garrigues of Spain
6-3, 6-4 .... Fernando Ver-
dasco of Spain advanced to
the quarterfinals of the Tennis
Channel Open in Las Vegas
with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory over
Thailand's Danai Udom-
choke during round-robin
play. Also, eighth-seeded Ben-
jamin Becker of Germany
defeated Gustavo Kuerten of
Brazil 6-4, 6-3.... Top-seeded
Juan Carlos Ferrero
advanced to the third round of
the Mexican Open with a 6-3,
7-6 (7-2) victory over Lukas
Dlouhy in Acapulco. Defend-
ing women's champion Flavia
Penetta of Italy beat country-
woman Roberta Vinci 6-0,
6-2.
ETC.
NFL: The Chicago Bears
signed coach Lovie Smith to a
four-year contract extension
through the 2011 season. The
team also signed general man-
ager Jerry Angelo to a con-
tract extension through the
2013 season.... The New York
Jets released running back
Derrick Blaylock and defen-
sive end Bobby Hamilton, a
person familiar with the
moves told The Associated
Press.... The Buffalo Bills re-
signed running back Shaud
Williams and secured the
rights to defensive linemen
Anthony Hargrove and Tim
Anderson by terndering both
one-year contract offers. .. .
The Dallas Cowboys re-signed
Pro Bowl punter Mat McBriar
to a five-year, $8.5 million con-
tract. The deal includes a $2.5


NOUSHA SALIMI/AP
HE'S SO VERY PRECISE: Roger Federer hits a backhand in his
7-5, 6-3 victory over Daniele Bracciali at the Dubai Open
on Wednesday. Federer has won 38 matches in a row.


million signing bonus.... The
Houston Texans released
receiver Eric Moulds after
one season and also dropped
defensive tackle Seth Payne
and offensive lineman Zach
Weigert. ... In a long-ex-
pected move, the Minnesota
Vikings released quarterback
Brad Johnson and made the
15-year veteran an unrestricted
free agent.... Tight end Kris
Mangum, who ranks third in
Carolina Panthers history with
126 games played, announced
his retirement.... Linebacker
Brian Simmons was released
by the Cincinnati Bengals....
The Washington Redskins fin-
ished restructuring quarter-
back Mark Brunell's contract,
creating more space under the
salary cap while ensuring he
will return to the team next
season as the backup to Jason
Campbell, who became the
starter midway through the
2006 season. The Redskins
also re-signed offensive line-
man Mike Pucillo and
released tight end Christian
Fauria .... The Detroit Lions
released guard Ross Verba
after one season with the
team.... Defensive end Aaron
Smith, who was entering the
last year of his contract, has
signed a four-year extension
with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


... The 49ers promoted quar-
terbacks coach Jim Hostler to
offensive coordinator, the fifth
coach to hold that job in five
seasons in San Francisco.
College football: Jerry
Glanville is ready to run
another football team.
This time, the former NFL
coach is taking over at Port-
land State vowing to turn
the Vikings into the "hardest
hitting football team on the
West Coast."
Glanville, former coach of
the NFL's Houston Oilers and
Atlanta Falcons, has been the
defensive coordinator at
Hawaii for the past two sea-
sons under June Jones. ...
Wake Forest coach Jim
Grobe signed a 10-year con-
tract late Tuesday, keeping
him with the school he led to
an improbable Atlantic Coast
Conference championship last
season. Terms of the deal
were not disclosed.
Obituary: Herman
Brix, the Olympic shot putter
who played Tarzan in a 1935
movie, has died.
He was 100. Brix, who used
the name Bruce Bennett for
many of his movies, died Sat-
urday at Santa Monica-UCLA
Medical Center of complica-
tions from a broken hip, son
Christopher said.


PEOPLE IN SPORTS


WADE PAYNE/AP
VOCAL COACH: Tennessee women's basketball coach
Pat Summitt belts out Rocky Top while wearing a
cheerleader outfit during a timeout at a men's game
between the Volunteers and No. 5 Florida on Tuesday
in Knoxville, Tenn. The Vols upset the Gators 86-76.



A Volunteer performance
Pat Summitt has a new look and a new sound.
Known for her icy stare and commanding voice, Summitt,
the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history, took a star
turn that had little to do with 3-point shots and zone presses.
Summitt, 54, the coach of the Tennessee women's team,
dressed up in a cheerleader outfit and belted out a rendition
of Rocky Top as the host Volunteers men's team beat No. 5
Florida 86-76 on Tuesday night.
- Summitt-ended her first-half performance by climbing-a
short human pyramid formed by her assistant coaches, Dean
Lockwood and Holly Warlick.
Summitt had been planning her performance for weeks,
but said little about what she would do.
"Make an idiot out of myself, I guess," she said before the
game.
When Lockwood left the court after practice saying he was
feeling a little nervous, Summitt knew why.
"He better not drop me, that's all I'll say. That's why he's
nervous. I told him, 'If I fall, you're fired,' "she said, smiling.


Chicken little
The chicken toss has
been declared off limits at
Kansas State.
For years, Kansas State
students have smuggled live
chickens into basketball
games against Kansas, and
then threw them onto the
court and behind the oppos-
ing bench before tip-off-
mocking their rival's Jay-
hawk mascot.
But an animal rights
group objected to the treat-
ment of the chickens, and
the school issued an open
letter to fans this week seek-
ing an end to the practice.
People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals
responded to the latest inci-
dent during a game on Feb.
19 by sending a letter to uni-
versity president Jon
Wefald, claiming at least
three chickens were thrown
onto the court during player
introductions.
The letter described
chickens as "very intelligent
and inquisitive animals" that
appeared to have been sub-
jected to "deafening noise,
bright lights, terror, abusive
handling and likely death for
the sake of amusement."


Irish legends
Ara Parseghian, who
led the Notre Dame football
team to two national titles,
and Lou Holtz, who guided
the Irish to one, will be back
on the sidelines coaching
the Blue-Gold spring game
April 2L
Parseghian will run one
team with two of his former
assistants, Brian Boulac
and Joe Yonto. Former
Irish defensive end Ross
Browner will serve as hon-
orary captain.
Holtz will be helped by
his former assistants, Foge
Fazio and Tony Yelovich.
Tony Rice, the quarterback
on the 1988 championship
team coached by Holtz, will
be honorary captain.
Parseghian went 95-17-4
at Notre Dame from 1964-74,
a .836 winning percentage.
He led the Irish to national
titles in 1966 and '73.
Holtz coached the Irish
from 1986-96, guiding them
to a 100-30-2 record. He
coached more games than
any other Notre Dame head
coach, and is second to
Knute Rockne in total vic-
tories. He is an ESPN col-
lege football analyst.


'Absolutely not. There will not be
LeBron II and III and IV and V.'
- LeBRON JAMES, Cleveland Cavaliers
forward, after being asked if the child he and
his girlfriend are expecting in June also will
be named after him, as is his son, LeBron Jr.


FLASHBACK


On this day in history:
1934 In boxing, Primo Camera retains his world
heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over
Tommy Laughren in Miami.
1986 Billy Cunningham, Tom Heinsohn and Red
Holzman are named to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
2001 Jackie Stiles of Southwest Missouri State
becomes the NCAA career scoring leader in women's basket-
ball, running her career total to 3,133 points with 30 in South-
west Missouri State's 94-59 victory over Creighton.


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INSIDE THE GAME I COMMENTARY




Posada gives Yankees a lesson in durability


BY BOB KLAPISCH
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
TAMPA, Fla. News that Bobby
Abreu is out for three weeks with a
strained right oblique muscle quietly
elevated the New York Yankees' cri-
sis level this week. It wasn't enough
to send them crawling to Bernie Wil-
liams with guaranteed cash in hand,
but after losing Carl Pavano (again)
and remembering last summer's blur
of injuries, forgive the Bronx Bomb-
ers for looking around and wonder-
ing: Who's next?
Frailty, after all, is a way of life on
a roster in which all but one starter is
31 or older. As a team, the Yankees
are well past the actuarial divide (age
30) in which there is at least a 50 per-
cent chance of landing on the disa-
bled list at least once during a season.
So how does this explain Jorge
Posada the major leagues' oldest
everyday catcher, at 35 staying so
durable? Since 2000, only Jason Ken-
dall has caught more games than
Posada who, incredibly, has never
been on the disabled list. Last year,
Posada tied for the major-league lead
at his position in home runs (23) and
RBIs (93), and he believes he can
keep slugging until he is 40.
"If [Carlton] Fisk could do it, why
can't I?" says Posada, referring to the
Hall of Fame catcher, who retired at
age 45. Crazy, isn't it, that Posada
shows no sign of decay, yet has been


JIM McISAAC/GETTY IMAGES
AGELESS WONDER: Jorge Posada
of the Yankees is defying the
odds for catchers: At 35, he has
never been on the disabled list.

unable to pry another contract from
Yankees GM Brian Cashman.
Posada's six-year, $59 million deal
expires at the end of this season, but,
like Yankees closer Mariano Rivera,


Posada is being told to wait until
November to talk about money.
Cashman softens the blow by
explaining to Posada that it's part of
his Tony Soprano-like philosophy:
It's just business, nothing personal.
Posada seems to understand, too,
saying: "I'd like to stay here, but I'm
not going to let any of this bother me
right now. I'm sure we'll work it out
after the season."
It's hard to imagine Posada going
elsewhere even though, as a free
agent, he says the Yankees won't get
any hometown discount or advan-
tage. Rivera makes the same vow,
although it's pure fantasy to think the
Bombers will let the game's greatest
closer walk away.
In his own way, Posada is just
as irreplaceable. Think of a power-
hitting, switch-hitting catcher who
throws well, never gets&hurt and has
a vault of information on every
American League hitter.
With a shake of his head, Cashman
says: "I worry about the day when
we'll have to find another catcher.
There aren't many good ones that are
out there and available."
The Yankees' drought at catcher is
so severe that their best prospect is
17-year-old Jesus Montero, whom
they signed out of Venezuela during
the summer. In the meantime, the
Bombers have turned their gaze
toward 40-year-old Todd Pratt as


a potential backup to Posada.
But Posada says the Yankees
shouldn't panic: If he hasn't beaten
the aging process, he's at least slowed
it to a crawl.
Except for a few flecks of gray,
Posada looks no different than he did
when he became an everyday player,
in 1999 still relatively lean, with 12
percent body-fat ratio, but still thick
enough to absorb the countless foul
tips, 55-foot sliders and countless
hours of squatting.
Most catchers begin losing the
war with time at age 32; that is when
even the great ones, such as Yogi
Berra, Johnny Bench and Gary
Carter, no longer could cope with the
aching knees and the swollen hands
and fingers.
Hand on his heart, Posada says he
is virtually pain-free, pointing to a
crucial shift in his conditioning pro-
gram as the reason. Instead of body-
building and heavy weightlifting,
which used to be the exercise pro-
gram of choice among big-leaguers,
Posada now rides the stationary bike,
stretches and concentrates on
strengthening his core.
Posada might not have the big
biceps and shoulders of past years,
but he is more agile around the plate,
and his body seems to heal quicker
from everyday bumps and bruises.
Posada also points out that, unlike
most catchers, who have been behind


the plate since high school, he's been
catching only since 1993, when he
was converted from second base.
"My body is still pretty fresh, so
I really don't feel like most catchers
do at 35," Posada says. ''
Still, Joe Torre was right when he
spoke of Posada's other great asset: a
calm, focused personality. Condition-
ing, the manager says, "is a state of
mind" that Posada has mastered.
It wasn't so long ago that Posada
was as hot-tempered as pitcher
Orlando Hernandez. But with Posada
a 30-something husband and a father
of two, his maturity hasn't gone
unnoticed by Rivera.
"Jorge hel you in more ways
than just knowing the hitters he
knows exactly what to say to a
pitcher," Rivera says. "He's become
very good that way. He gets a pitcher
right where he needs to be."
Posada smiles at the praise con-
tent, in his words, to "fly under the
radar" as long as possible.
Let Derek Jeter and Alex Rodri-
guez have their cold war. Let Mike
Mussina call out Pavano. Let every-
one else worry about the new con-
tract that has been put on hold.
"Me, I'm just here to play ball,"
Posada says.
Somehow, the words don't sound
corny, which is almost as unlikely as
an aging catcher who never gets hurt.
Stranger than fiction.


AROUND THE MAJOR LEAGUES






Bonds is receiving death threats


From Miami Herald Wire Services
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -
Barry Bonds declined to elab-
orate on Wednesday about
death threats he says he is .
receiving.
"We're not going anywhere-
with that," Bonds said while
walking off the field following
the San Francisco Giants'
workout at Scottsdale Sta-
dium.
The 42-year-old Bonds, 22
home runs from passing Hank
Aaron's All-time record of 755,
told San Francisco's KGO
Radio on Tuesday that he has
been receiving threats.
"There's a lot of times I
want to say I'm sorry to some
of the fans. You're only strong
to a point and then you get
nervous," Bonds told KGO
during a 90-minute interview.
"I'm kind of standoffish and
stuff and you can't really
explain that. ... I'm mostly
gun-shy of what can happen.
Once this is all over and done,
whether I get lucky enough to
do it or not, I'll be able to
release just a little bit of the
anxiety and fear of what can
happen.
"You don't want anything
to happen to yourself. You
don't want anything to happen
to your family."
Bonds has been closely
guarded by a MLB security
official throughout spring
training for the second con-
secutive year. The seven-time
National League MVP is
scheduled to play his first
exhibition game on Friday in
Scottsdale against the Milwau-
kee Brewers.
"It's always a concern it's
happening," manager Bruce
Bochy said. "It's certainly
unfortunate that you haveto
deal with something like that.
There's always going to be
some concern. We have pro-
tection."
Aaron himself, who like
Bonds is black, dealt with
death threats and hate mail as
he approached Babe Ruth's
then-record of 714 homers.
Aaron passed Ruth on April 8,
1974.
Elsewhere: The Giants
and right-hander Matt Cain
were close to agreement on a
four-year contract with an
option for a fifth year..
"It's ongoing," said Bobby
Evans, the Giants' director of
player personnel. "It's not
finalized."
Several issues were still to
be worked out.
Cain, 22, coming off an
impressive rookie season and
considered San Francisco's
ace of the future, is slated to be
the club's No. 2 starter this
season behind left-hander
Barry Zito. Cain's contract
will be comparable to the deal


left-hander Noah Lowry
received last spring: $9.25 mil-
lion for the same number of
years.
MATTHEWS STILL MUM
'TEMPE, Ariz. Gary Mat-
'hws Jr. wodld not comment
specifically on a report his
name was listed as a customer
of a steroid distribution net-
work.
"I haven't read the story
myself, and I don't have all the
information," the Los Angeles
Angels center fielder said
when asked if he had used per-
formance-enhancing sub-
stances. "So until I get more
information, this is going to be
my position."
Albany County (N.Y.) Dis-
trict Attorney P. David
Shares, who led an investiga-
tion into the distribution net-
work, said that athletes' names
were on the client list,
although he would not identify
any of them.
The Times Union of
Albany, which first disclosed
the investigation, reported
that the names of Matthews,
former baseball, star Jose
Canseco and former heavy-
weight champion Evander
Holyfield were allegedly
included on customer lists for
Applied Pharmacy Services in
Mobile, Ala. The two owners
have been indicted by an
Albany County grand jury.
Matthews spoke with
reporters briefly before taking
the field at the Angels' spring-
training camp, beginning the
session by saying he would not
answer specific questions.
Matthews said he didn't
know why is name was report-
edly on the client list, adding,
"That's what we're working
on, trying to find out. I will
address it at the appropriate
time."
Matthews, 32, a major
league journeyman who had a
breakthrough season with the
Texas Rangers last year,
signed a five-year, $50 million
contract with the Angels in
November.
A career .263 hitter, he bat-
ted .313 for Texas last season,
set career highs in homers (19)
and RBIs (79) and became a
first-time All-Star.
Angels owner Arte
Moreno said the club was
seeking more information
about the report, and that he,
general manager Bill Stone-
man and manager Mike
Scioscia were among team
officials who met with Mat-
thews.
POSTCARDS FROM CAMP
Athletics: Outfielder
Bobby Kielty needs arthro-
scopic surgery on his left knee
and is out three-to-six weeks.


ERIC RISBERG/AP
SCARY ISSUE: Giants slugger Barry Bonds told a San Francisco radio station on Tuesday
that he has been receiving death threats. 'You don't want anything to happen to
yourself,' he said on Wednesday. 'You don't want anything to happen to your family.'


Kielty, who came to camp
in the best shape of his career,
injured the knee Sunday dur-
ing a rundown drill.
If he had been hurt at the
end of March closer to Open-
ing Day rather than the end of
February, Kielty said he would
have opted against having the
scope.
Manager Bob Geren said
the injury wouldn't affect Kiel-
ty's chances of making the
team, though it keeps him
from contributing right away
once the season starts.
Center fielder Mark Kot-
say also is out and underwent
an MRI exam. He has a stiff
back, a problem that affected
him several times in 2006. He
called the recurring back prob-
lem very discouraging.
Milton Bradley will start


in center field in place of Kot-
say for Oakland's first two
Cactus League games, begin-
ning with today's exhibition
opener against the Milwaukee
Brewers.
Shortstop Bobby Crosby,
the 2004 American League
Rookie of the Year who's been
out since late August with a
back injury, hasn't been slated
to play yet.
He is still waiting to face
live pitching for the first time.
Yankees: Closer Mari-
ano Rivera could make his
spring training debut on Mon-
day.
Rivera, sidelined from Aug.
31 to Sept. 22 last year because
of a muscle strain near his
right elbow, has felt fine since
spring training began.
The 37-year-old right-


hander threw off a bullpen
mound Wednesday, and wants
to throw another bullpen ses-
sion Friday.
"No rush," Rivera said.
"We'll go from there, see how
I feel throwing. I feel real
good."
Rivera went 5-5 with 34
saves and a 1.80 ERA last year.
... Carl Pavano, hit on the
left instep by a liner during
batting practice last Saturday,
is to pitch off a bullpen mound
today. If that goes well, he
would start Sunday.... Right-
hander Brian Bruney (back)
has resumed throwing on level
ground.
White Sox: Closer
Bobby Jenks threw nine
pitches in Chicago's opening
spring training game in Tuc-
son, Ariz., before being taken


out against Colorado because
of tightness in his right shoul-
der.
Jenks, who led the White
Sox with 41 saves last year and
was an instrumental part of
tChicago's late-season, run to
the 2005 World Series, was to
be evaluated today.
He faced only three batters
in a 12-4 loss to Colorado
before manager Ozzie Guil-
len took him out.
Jenks doesn't expect to
miss any game action.
Marlins: With right-
hander Josh Johnson side-
lined by a sore arm, the Mar-
lins are auditioning candidates
for a fifth starter to begin the
season.
Johnson has yet to throw
from a mound during spring
training, and the Marlins
anticipate he won't be ready
for the start of the season on
April 2, manager Fredi Gon-
zalez said Wednesday.
Candidates to fill the fifth
spot include right-handers
Yusmeiro Petit, Wes Ober-
mueller, Sergio Mitre and
Jose Garcia, and left-hander
Chris George.
Mitre started seven games
last season but missed most of
the year with arm and shoul-
der problems.
Johnson finished 12-7 with a
3.10 ERA as a rookie in 2006.
His arm trouble first surfaced
last September, when he
missed the final three weeks of
the season.
Mets: Pitcher Oliver
Perez hit a Sports Illustrated
photographer on the leg with
one of his warmup pitches. His
control improved, his results
did not.
Perez walked only one bat-
ter in two innings, but gave up
four runs and five hits as the
Mets lost 5-4 to the Detroit
Tigers in their spring training
opener in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
. Mets right-hander
Orlando Hernandez threw 41
pitches off a mound and threw
off flat ground for the first
time since receiving a corti-
sone shot for arthritis in his
neck last Thursday.
Hernandez said he felt fine
afterwards.
Castilla to lead Mex-
ico: Vinny Castilla will get
his first taste of managing this
summer when he leads the
Mexican national team at the
Pan American Games in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
"That's very exciting, man,"
said the retired slugger who
wants to one day manage in
the major leagues.
Castilla is Mexico's career
home-run leader in the majors,
with 320 homers in 16 seasons
with Atlanta, Colorado,
Tampa Bay, Houston, Wash-
ington and San Diego.


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A safe bet: JaMarcus Russell is a draft-day gem


BY GIL LEBRETON
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Two things have been made abun-
dantly clear at this year's NFL Scout-
ing Combine.
One is that Louisiana quarterback
JaMarcus Russell is going to make an
intriguing first-round draft choice for
the NFL team that selects him.
And two, I'm about to collect on a
bet for a free steak dinner.
Russell is the tackle-sized, big-
armed behemoth who quarterbacked
LSU to a 41-14 Sugar Bowl victory
over Notre Dame.
He dropped anchor on the NFL
Combine scale last week at 6 feet 5
and 265 pounds. The assembled
media gasped. Draft experts covered
young children's eyes.
No quarterback that big, it seems,
has ever been polished enough or
mobile enough to make the transition
from college football or from the
National Museum of Natural History
- to the NFL.
Russell says he can throw a foot-
ball 50 yards while kneeling.
Standing, he can heave it 80.
And thus the no-longer-mighty
Oakland Raiders are rumored to be
keenly interested in making Russell
the first pick in the draft, which
begins April 28.


I can smell the steak already.
Let me explain: We were riding
back to the hotel in New Jersey after
December's Dallas Cowboys-New
York Giants game. The rental car was
full (read: witnesses).
A colleague was aghast to hear me
say Russell probably would not
return for his senior season at LSU.
"Why would he come out?" my
friend said. "What's he ever won?"
"Why wouldn't he come out?"
I said.
Although Russell didn't win any
Rose Bowls, his record as a starter in
college was 25-4. His strong perfor-
mance in November all but assured
that he would be a high first-round
draft pick.
And so we bet. My colleague, who
shall remain nameless for the sake
of this story, though, let's call him
"Clarence" wagered that (1) Rus-
sell would not be foolish enough to
declare for the NFL Draft, and (2) if
he did, he wouldn't be selected in the
draft's first three rounds.
"He won't get picked on the first
day," my friend insisted.
"First day?!" I said. "Clarence, he'll
get picked in the first 15 minutes!"
Or something like that.
I'll soon be having, therefore, the
filet mignon, cooked medium, with a


CHRIS GRAYTHEN/GETTY IMAGES
HUGE TALENT: JaMarcus Russell.

small salad. Remind me to send
JaMarcus a thank-you note.
But I'm no draft genius. Nor is my
colleague draft-impaired.
Clarence was simply giving me the
stark, public conception of what had
been an enigmatic young quarter- '
back. My interest in Russell and his
team was personal, and so I didn't
expect my fellow wagerer to know
first-hand about the transformation
that JaMarcus had made, the increas-
ing maturity that he had shown as


LSU won its last seven games.
Six games into the LSU season,
I thought Russell was a tad fat, too.
I wondered why he couldn't get the
ball into the end zone at Auburn, and
I blamed his fumble at the goal line
for costing the Tigers the game at
Florida.
And I wondered why Matt Mauck
once had quarterbacked LSU to a
national championship, and high
school All-American JaMarcus Rus-
sell had not.
But Russell's performance at Ten-
nessee and in the month that fol-
lowed silenced all those questions.
In the Tennessee game, the LSU
coaches seemed td turn Russell loose.
He already was difficult to bring
down in the pocket. Russell is so big,
he truly does shrug away tacklers,
allowing him more time to find his
pass receivers. But against the Volun-
teers, Russell reminded everyone
that he knows how to run.
He threw for 247 yards and three
touchdowns that day and rushed
seven times for a net of 71 yards.
Defenses never played Russell the
same for the rest of the season.
NFL scouts need not worry about
Russell's extra 10 pounds. He will
shed them.
This is a mature 21-year-old who


had the sense this winter to hire
coach Tom Martinez, the man who
helped mold Tom Brady into a Super
Bowl quarterback. This is a grounded
young man who worked with the
medical people in the wake of Hurri-
cane Katrina. Russell opened his own
apartment door for 20 relatives and
friends who fled flooded New
Orleans. His most famous boarder,
you might recall, was blues legend
Antoine "Fats" Domino, a relative of
Russell's girlfriend.
There is nothing wrong with
either Russell's maturity or his work
ethic. LSU fans can attest to that.
"Somebody's going to get a hell of
a player, Martinez told Glenn
Reeves of The Oakland Tribune.
"He moves well. He's very fluid,
very strong, very agile with great
touch. He's not fat.... If he had thick
legs, he'd weigh 300 pounds.
"I know who I'd take," Martinez
said. "A JaMarcus does not come
along very often. There have been a
lot of Brady Quinns."
JaMarcus Russell, in other words,
is about to lose 10 pounds in winter
fat but gain-it all back in his wallet.
First day? He'll be the first quar-
terback taken, if not the NFL Draft's
very first pick.
Pass the steak sauce, please.


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TEE 1
6:45 am Charles Warren, Paul Gow,
David Branshaw
6:54 am Bob Tway, Duffy Waldorf,
Mathew Goggin
7.03 am Jose Coceres, Brian Davis,
Daisuke Maruyama
7:12 am Dean Wilson, Heath Slocum,
Kenny Perry
721 am John Senden, Lucas Glover,
'Tom Perhice, Jr.
7:30 am Joe Durant, Jeff Maggert,
Scott Verptank.. :
S.739,ama- Cqrey Pavin, Arron Oberholser,
Chns'DiMarco -
7:48 am Steve Stricker, Dudley Hart,
Briny Baird
7:57 am Joey Sindelar, Bill Haas,
Jeff Gove
8:06 am Robert Garrigus, Craig Kanada,
John Mallinger
S1 am Tripp Isenhour, Charlie Wi,
Alan Morin
8*24 am Gavin Coles, Bob Heintz,
Chad Kurmel
TEE 10
6:45 am Paul Azinger, Bernhard Langer,
Brian Gay
6:54 am Kent Jones, Greg Owen, Hunter
Mahan
7:03 am Kevin Sutherland, Brett Quigley,
Marco Dawson
7:12 am Wes Short, Jr., Robert Gamez,
Justin Leonard
7:21 am Ben Curtis, Brad Faxon,
Sean O'Hair
7:30 am Eric Axley, Jim Furyk,
Padraig Harrington
7:39 am J.J. Henry, Brett Wetterich,
Mark Calcavecchia
7:48 am Ryan Palmer, Jerry Kelly,
Alex Cejka
7:57 am Larry Mize, Camilo Villegas,
Mark Wilson
8:06 am Brandt Snedeker, Anthony Kim,
Jarrod Lyle
8:15 am Arjun Atwal, Michael Putnam,
Craig Lile
8:24 am Jeff Quinney, Parker McLachlin,
Scott Parel
TEE 1
11:30 am Frank Lickliter II,
Jesper Parnevik, Jay Williamson
11:39am J.P. Hayes, Robert Allenby,
Richard Johnson
11:48 am Steve Allan, Ryuji Imada,
Nick O'Hern
11:57 am Tim Petrovic, Rich Beem,
Jeff Sluman
12:06 pm Will MacKenzie, Jason Gore,
Peter Lonard
12:15 pm Charley Hoffman, DJ. Trahan,
Luke Donald
12"24 pm Rooco Mediate, Kevin Na,
Nathan Green
1233pm Steve Flesch,
Cameron Beckman, Lee Janzen
12:42 pm Billy Andrade, Paul Stankowski,
Bo Van Pelt
12:51 pm Bubba Dickerson,
Andrew Buckle, Anders Hansen
1:00 pm Kevin Stadler, Jason Dufner,
George McNeill
1:09 pm Johnson Wagner, Kyle Reifers,
Lee Rinker
TEE 10
11:30 am Woody Austin, Craig Barlow,
Daniel Chopra
11:39 am Matt Kuchar, Dicky Pride,
Skip Kendall
11:48 am Harrison Frazar, Pat Perez,
Stephen Leaney
11:57 am Fred Funk, Davis Love 111l,
David Toms
12:06 pm Carl Pettersson, Chris Couch,
Vaughn Taylor
12:15 pm Tim Herron, Jason Bohn,
Todd Hamilton
12:24 pm John Daly, Shigeki Maruyama,
Joe Ogilvie
12:33 pm lan Poulter, Angel Cabrera,
Mathias Gronberg
12:42 pm Glen Day, Billy Mayfair,
Ryan Moore
12:51 pm- Doug LaBelle II,
Brendon de Jonge, John Merrick
1:00 pm Ken Duke, Ryan Armour,
Stephen Marino
1:09 pm Cliff Kresge, Boo Weekley,
Tom Johnson


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THE BEAR FACTS: 'That finish is very, very difficult,' Jim Furyk, ranked No. 2 in the world, said of the
Bear Trap, the four-hole final stretch at PGA National's Champion course in Palm Beach Gardens.





Honda's Bear Trap





often spells trouble


* The four-hole closing stretch
named after Jack Nicklaus at
PGA National's Champion
course is considered one of
the most challenging in golf.
BY JEFF SHAIN
jshain@MiamiHerald.com
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.
The 15th hole of the Honda Clas-
sic's new home course lurks vividly
in Will MacKenzie's memory.
It was three years ago when
MacKenziedumped four balls into
the water guarding the diamond-
shaped green during a minitour
event on PGA National's Cham-
pion course.
And that wasn't the worst of it.
His playing partner actually
started laughing.
"On the third ball," MacKenzie
said with a hint of chagrin.
"The wind was blowing proba-
bly 20 miles an hour in off the left,
and I kept trying to hit me a little
hook into that back-right pin.
"Not too smart."
Welcome to the Bear Trap.
The four-hole closing stretch -
named after Jack Nicklaus' 1990
redesign has tripped up many a
contender over the years, including
some at the PGA Seniors Champi-
onship and at the PGA Junior.
Today brings a formal introduc-
tion to the PGA Tour's best.
"It's difficult. It's challenging,"


David Toms said. "If that's what
they're trying to do make the
Honda Classic difficult and chal-
lenging they've done that."
PGA National becomes the
Honda's sixth home and seventh
course since it debuted on the
PGA Tour schedule 35 years ago.
And judging from early reviews,
pros might be getting more than
they bargained for.
Fred Funk compared the rough
to what is typically found at the
U.S. Open. The back nine opens
with a par-4 measuring 525 yards. A
dozen holes bring water into play
perilously so when stiff breezes
roll in, as they have this week.
All of which makes Nicklaus
smile.
The Champion, after all, is sup-
posed to be challenging. It gained
the world stage as the site of the
1983 Ryder Cup and 1987 PGA
Championship, and remained as
host of the PGA Seniors Champi-
onship through 2000.
"If this is going to be the PGA
[of America] home headquarters
and their crown-jewel golf course,"
Nicklaus said, "we probably should
have it as good as we can."
Although several players have
competed on the Champion before
- nine from the 1987 PGA, plus a
handful of former Junior PGA final-
ists and some minitour veterans -
none has seen it like this week.


Nicklaus ordered seven new
tees for the Honda's arrival,
extending the layout to 7,241 yards.
Two holes also were converted
from par 5s to par 4s, setting the
tournament par at 70.
Funk played the 1987 PGA,
known for its oppressive August
heat and burned-out conditions.
When he returned this week, he
received an ominous introduction.
"I hit my first ball in the left
rough and never found it," he said.
"I told my caddie, 'Boy, this is not a
good sign here.' Then I hit it in the
left rough and barely found it.
"It's really set up tough."
And then there's the Bear Trap
two long par 3s over water sand-
wiched around a the par-416th,
capped by the double-dogleg 18th
that stretches 604 yards with water
hugging the right side.
Perhaps the bloodiest episode
through the Trap belongs to Ray-
mond Floyd, who came to No. 15
with a four-shot lead at the 1994
PGA Seniors. Two balls in the
water led to a quadruple-bogey 7,
and the frustration grew when
Floyd rinsed another on the way to
double bogey at No. 17.
Lee Trevino ended up winning.
"The prevailing wind is basi-
cally into you for the last four
holes," said Jim Furyk, who is
ranked No. 2 in the world. "That
finish is very, very difficult."


FAVORITES
JIM FURYK: The world's
second-ranked player had three
consecutive finishes of sixth or
better until last week's
second-round ouster at the WGC
Match Play. He owns a run of four
consecutive top-lOs at Honda,
spanning three courses.
TF-i4 LUKE DONALD: The
,(defending champion struggled in
,.yFplbruary, but he has a chance to
join Jack Nicklaus (1977-78) as the
Honda's only back-to-back
winner.
PADRAIG HARRINGTON:
The 2005 champion fell out of the
world's top 10 after a
second-round ouster at the WGC
Match Play. He held at least a
share of lead after the Nissan
Open's first two rounds but closed
70-73 to fall to seventh.


HOT HANDS


FRED FUNK: Last week's
victory in Mexico made Funk,
above, the second golfer (with
Craig Stadler) to win on the PGA
Tour after a recent victory on the
Champions Tour.
NICK O'HERN: He gained
fame as the golfer who stopped
Tiger Woods' PGA Tour winning
streak. It's no fluke. This Australian
left-hander has three top-fives in
his past five starts worldwide.
ALL GROWN UP
CHRIS COUCH: He's still
remembered in these parts for vis
10-shot victory over Woods at the
1990 Junior PGA on the Champion
course. Couch hopes a return to
PGA National improves his Honda
record he is O-for-3 in cuts.
DAVID TOMS: The 1984
Junior PGA charrpion had top-tive
finishes in the past two Hondas,
but Mirasol might have suited his
game better than the longer
Champion course. He has finished
lower than 13th just once in 2007.
BILLY MAYFAIR: The 1982
Junior PGA champion has two
top-five finishes in the past four
Hondas, including a tie for third
last year. But he missed the cut in
four of five starts this year.
FAN FAVORITES
JOHN DALY: He's trying to
cobble together a season on
sponsor exemptions. His best
finish was two weeks a tie for
22nd at the Nissan. Daly is No. 2 on
the PGA Tour in driving distance
(309.6), next-to-last in accuracy.
DAVIS LOVE III: His
first-round ouster at the WGC
Match Play brings him to Honda
on a bit of a low, but PGA
National's long demands should fit
his style.
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Maryland beats Duke; Texas wins in 2 OTs


From Miami Herald Wire Services
DURHAM, N.C. Mike Jones
scored 25 points, and D.J. Strawberry
had a pair of baskets during the deci-
.ive second-half spurt Wednesday
night, leading No. 24 Maryland past
No. 14 Duke 85-77.
Strawberry finished with 17 points
for the Terrapins (23-7, 9-6 Atlantic
Coast Conference), who have won
six games in a row all in the con-
ference to firm up what looked to
be a shaky NCAA Tournament
r6sum6 only a few weeks ago.
Ekene Ibekwe also scored 17
points, and freshman Greivis Vas-
quez added 13 points and 12 assists to
help Maryland sweep the season
series with the Blue Devils for the
second time in three years.
Greg Paulus scored 20 points to
lead Duke (22-8, 8-7), which rallied
from a 12-point second-half deficit to
tie it but couldn't push ahead.
The Blue Devils had won four
games in a row since losing at Mary-
land 72-60, a defeat that dropped the
Blue Devils out of The Associated
Press Top 25 for the first time in 11
years.
But the Terrapins who looked
lost at 3-6 in the ACC just a few
weeks ago maintained their Febru-
ary surge with a successful follow-up
to an 89-87 weekend victory against
North Carolina. Maryland shot 52
percent for the game, hit 7 of 13
3-pointers and blocked eight shots,
with just 13 turnovers.
Duke certainly didn't help itself
when the game hung in the balance.
After a jumper from Paulus cut the
deficit to 71-66 with 3"35 left, the Blue


STREETER LECKA/GETTY IMAGES
COUNT IT: Maryland's Mike Jones, right, celebrates after a basket, part
of his 25-point night, which helped the Terrapins outlast Duke 85-77.


Devils didn't manage another field
goal until Paulus' layup made it 79-70
with 49.7 seconds left. In addition,
Paulus and Gerald Henderson each
missed the front end of a 1-and-1 dur-
ing that stretch, allowing Maryland to
slowly build its lead.
No. 15 Texas 98, No. 7 Texas
A&M 96 (20T): Kevin Durant had
30 points and 16 rebounds, leading
the host Longhorns to a late victory
in two overtimes and denying the
Aggies their chance to clinch a share
of their first Big 12 title.
The victory keeps the Longhorns


(22-7,12-3) within sight of the confer-
ence title, which they can share with
a victory Saturday at No. 3 Kansas.
The Aggies' Acie Law forced both
overtimes with 3-pointers. His first
over Durant with 1.1 seconds left in
regulation tied it at 78-78. Law did it
again when he hit another 3-pointer
with 26 seconds left in the second
overtime to make it 88-88.
It looked as if Law would do it
again when he drove to the basket for
a tying layup at the end of the second
overtime, but his shot was blocked by
Damion James with 15 seconds left.


Durant hit three of four free
throws in the final seconds to seal it.
Law, who finished with 33 points
for A&M (24-5, 12-3) got to the free-
throw line with the Aggies down by
three with 1.4 seconds left. He made
the first to pull them within two
points but was forced to miss the sec-
ond to give his team a chance to grab
the rebound. But the final putback
was well off the mark.
D.J. Augustin added 25 points for
the Longhorns. James scored 22.
No. 19 Vanderbilt 99, South
Carolina 90 (OT): Shan Eoster
scored a career-high 33 points, Der-
rick Byars added eight of his 18 points
in overtime, and the Commodores,
who had surrendered a 17-point sec-
ond-half lead, rallied to win at South
Carolina.
Byars, the team's leading scorer,
was held to 10 points six fewer
than his average during regulation.
But he made two 3-pointers to start
the extra session and give the Com-
modores (20-9, 10-5 Southeastern
Conference) an 87-82 lead.
The Gamecocks (14-14, 4-11)
couldn't get closer than four points
the rest of the way.
The Commodores ran out to .a
54-37 lead about a minute into the
second half as they made 12 of 17
3-pointers. But South Carolina fought
back to lead 77-73 on Tre Kelley's
driving basket with 2:08 to go.
The Gamecocks were still ahead
81-79 when Kelley hit two foul shots
in the final minute. But Foster put
back Dan Cage's missed 3-pointer
with 19.6 seconds left to tie it.
South Carolina had a chance to


win at the end of regulation but drib-
bled out the remaining time without
putting up a shot.
Villanova 78, Connecticut
74: Scottie Reynolds, a standout
freshman guard, scored a career-high
40 points, leading the Wildcats to an
impressive road victory and improv-
ing their chances for an NCAA Tour-
nament bid.
Reynolds' 40 points is the most
ever scored against the Huskies at
Gampel Pavilion. Lindsay Hunter had
39 for Jackson State in an NIT game
in 1993.
Villanova (20-9, 8-7 Big East) is
assured of finishing at least .500 in
league play.
Reynolds, the leading candidate
for the league's Rookie of the Year
award, hit six 3-pointers, including
two in a 10-0 run early in the second
half that gave Villanova a 12-point
lead. Reynolds' previous best was 27
points against Notre Dame on Jan. 17.
Jeff Adrien and Jerome Dyson
each had 20 points for UConn (17-12,
6-9), which fought back to make it a
one-point game late.

LATE TUESDAY
Brigham Young 62, No. 25
Air Force 58: Austin Ainge, son of
Boston Celtics executive Danny
Ainge, scored 14 points as the Cou-
gars (22-7,12-3) beat the host Falcons
(23-7, 10-6), assuring BYU at least a
share of the Mountain West Confer-
ence championship.
The Cougars also ended the Fal-
cons' 30-game winning streak at
Clune Arena, where Air Force had
had won 54 of its previous 55 games.


PRO BASKETBALL






Sixers humble the Suns


From Miami Herald Wire Services
PHILADELPHIA Andre Iguodala
scored 24 points, Willie Green had 20, and
the Philadelphia 76ers never trailed Wednes-
day night in a 99-94 victory over the Phoenix
Suns, who lost on the road to an Easterni
Conference team for the first time.
The Suns won their first 14 games on the
road against East teams this season but failed
in their bid to become the first team.to sweep
its road games against the opposite confer-
ence. It was also the first time the Suns failed
to even hold a lead.
With the Suns playing without Shawn
Marion and Boris Diaw, the Sixers were able
to pull off their most impressive victory of a
mostly-miserable season.
Amare Stoudemire had 31 points and 14
rebounds for the Suns, and Steve Nash
scored 23 points. Marion sat out his first
game of the season because of a bruised right
hand and bruised left quadriceps sustained
against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
Diaw had back spasms.
So the Suns matched the only other team
that finished with one road loss against the
opposite conference: the 1982-83 Sixers, who
went on to win the NBA championship. And
the star point guard on that title team? Cur-
rent Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks.
The Sixers came out in the first playing
more like the Suns, surprising the Suns with
one of their highest-scoring quarters (35
points) of the season. True, these Suns aren't
known for tight defense, but their top-ranked
offense loves to score in bunches and some-
times rallies to put away teams.
This wasn't one of those games.
CELTICS 102, KNICKS 94
BOSTON Gerald Green scored 10 of his
21 points in the fourth quarter, including
seven in a row after his Celtics had finished
blowing a 23-point lead.
Al Jefferson had 26 points and nine
rebounds and Paul Pierce added 24 points for
the Celtics, who have won two in a row for
the first time since winning five in a row
form Dec. 9-16. After that, they lost 25 of 27
games, including a club-record 18 in a row.
Rajon Rondo had nine rebounds and eight
assists for the Celtics in their first game in
Boston since former point guard Dennis
Johnson died last week at 52. The Celtics
observed a moment of silence in his memory.
Quentin Richardson had 24 points for the
Knicks, and Stephon Marbury added 23.
JAZZ 104, GRIZZLIES 88
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Carlos Boozer had 24
points and 16 rebounds, and reserve Matt
Harpring added 25 points, leading the Jazz.
Pau Gasol led the Grizzlies with 28 points
and 13 rebounds. But he had only six points
after halftime, missing six of his seven shots.
Mike Miller added 17 points for the Grizzlies,
and Hakim Warrick finished with 13.
HORNETS 107, HAWKS 100
OKLAHOMA CITY Chris Paul had 24
points 13 of them in the fourth quarter -
Tyson Chandler added 18 points and 13
rebounds, and New Orleans beat Atlanta.
Devin Brown scored 19 points and David
West had 17 for the Hornets, who won for the
12th time in their past 13 home games'.
Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 27 points.


GEORGE WIDMAN/AP

RUNNING HOT IN PHILLY: Willie Green of the Sixors drives past Suns defenders Steve
Nash, left, and Amare Stouderniro on his way to scoring 20 points in a 99-94 upset.


RAPTORS 106, ROCKETS 90
HOUSTON Andrea Bargnani scored 20
points, and the Toronto Raptors rode torrid
shooting in the first half to build a 20-point
lead and beat the Rockets.
T.J. Ford and Kris Humphries added 16
points apiece for the Raptors, who have won
10 of 13. The Raptors hit 69 percent (29-
of-42) the first half, including 16 of 20 shots
(80 percent) in the second quarter alone.
Tracy McGrady had 22 points for Hous-
ton, which has lost four of six.

BULLS 113, WARRIORS 83
CHICAGO Ben Gordon scored 16 of his
22 points in the first quarter, and rookie
Tyrus Thomas tied a career high with 14
points, leading the Bulls.
Reserve Adrian Griffin added a season-
high 17 points and rookie Thabo Sefolosha
scored a career-high 19 points for the Unlls.
who bounced back utter dJi piiig two,
games.
The Warriors have lost four in a row and
12 of their past 14 on the road. They also are


1-15 in second games of back-to-backs.
Kelenna Azubuike led the Warriors with
23 points, and Jason Richardson scored 17
points and grabbed six rebounds.

A MAJOR-LEAGUE GAFFE
Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell
apologized on the air Wednesday night for
saying that a female referee should "go back
to the kitchen" after he disagreed with one of
her calls.
Maxwell made the comment during the
Celtics' 77-72 victory over the Rockets on
Monday. He subsequently said, "Go in there
and make me some bacon and eggs, would
you?" in reference to referee Violet Palmer.
"If I said anything that might have been
insensitive or sexist in any way, then I apolo-
gize because she worked extremely hard to
get where she is now, end of quote," Maxwell
said before the Celtics' game against the New
N ork Knicks on WEEI-AM, which is owned
by Entercomn Communications.
"This really has been a fire storm," Max-
well added later.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHEAST W L Pct. GB .10 Str. Home Away Conf
Washington 31 25 .554 4-6 L-4 21-8 10-17 20-13
Miami 28 29 .491 3 6-4 W-1 16-10 12-19 15-16
Orlando 28 31 .475 4 3-7 L-1 18-12 10-19 16-20
Charlotte 22 35 .386 9 4-6 L-2 13-16 9-19 14-21
Atlanta 22 36 .379 10 4-6 L-3 10-17 12-19 12-21
ATLANTIC W L Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf
Toronto 32 26 .552 7-3 W-1 20-8 12-18 22-11
New Jersey 28 30 .483 4 6-4 W-3 17-14 11-16 21-14
New York 26 33 .441 6 5-5 L- 16-13 10-20 16-21
Philadelphia 20 38 .345 12 5-5 W-2 12-15 8-23 13-20
Boston 15 42 .263 161 3-7 W-2 6-21 9-21 10-24
CENTRAL W L Pct GB UO Str. Home Away Conf


Detroit
Cleveland
Chicago
Indiana
Milwaukee


.655 9-1 W-4
.579 4 6-4 W-1
.550 h5 5-5 W-1
.518 7 4-6 L-3
.362 16 3-7 W-2


19-10
21-8
23-8
18-12
13-12


17-9
12-16
10-19
11-15
8-25


26-10
19-16
23-12
20-14
10-24


WESTERN CONFERENCE


SOUTHWEST W
Dallas 48
San Antonio 39
Houston 35
New Orleans 28
Memphis 15


L PcL GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf
9 .842 10-0 W-13 27-3 21-6 32-6
18 .684 9 7-3 W-6 19-8 20-10 23-11
22 .614 13 5-5 L-2 20-9 15-13 19-17
30 .483 20 7-3 W-1 19-11 9-19 16-19
44 .254 34 3-7 L-2 11-19 4-25 9-29


NORTHWEST W L Pct. GB 1.10 Str. Home Away Conf
Utah 38 19 .667 8-2 W-1 22-7 16-12 22-12
Denver 28 28 .500 9 5-5 W-2 15-15 13-13 12-20
Minnesota 26 31 .456 12 4-6 L-1 17-12 9-19 15-21
Portland 24 34 .414 14% 4-6 L-2 13-15 11-19 15-19
Seattle 22 34 .393 15% 5-5 W-1 16-13 6-21 11-22
PACIFIC W L Pct. GB ULO Str. Home AwayConf
Phoenix 44 14 .759 6-4 L-1 21-6 23-8 21-10
LA. Lakers 33 25 .569 11 4-6 W-3 20-9 13-16 19-11
L.A. Clippers 27 29 .482 16 3-7 W-2 19-10 8-19 15-18
Golden State 26 33 .441 18% 3-7 L-4 20-10 6-23 14-19
Sacramento 24 32 .429 19 4-6 L-1 16-12 8-20 12-21
RESULTS AND SCHEDULES
Wednesday's results Tonight's games Tuesday's results
Miami 92, Was. 83 Cleveland at Dallas, 8 Pho. 103, Ind. 92
Phi. 99, Pho. 94 Charlotte at Port., 10 Cle. 97, N.O. 89
Bos. 102, N.Y. 94 LA.C. at Seattle, 10:30 NJ. 113, Was. 101
Utah 104, Mem. 88 Dal. 91, Min. 65
N.0. 107, Atl. 100 MII. 122, G.S. 101
Tor. 106, Hou. 90
Chl. 113, G.S. 83
Den. 111, Orl. 101
Cha. at Sac., late
Sea. at LA.C., late



Through Tuesday


SCORING
G FG FT PTSAVG
Anthony, Den. 40 458 286 1224 30.6
Arenas, Wash. 55 503 445 1605 29.2
Bryant, LAL 54 512 447 1564 29.0
Wade, Mia. 46 445 413 1324 28,8
Iverson, Den. 39 367 324 1097 28.1
Redd, Mil. 38 346 263 1038 27.3
James, Clev. 55 532 332 1466 26.7
Allen, Sea. 46 425 233 1221 26.5
Nowitzkl, Dall. 56 491 388 1425 25.4
Carter, N.J. 58 520 321 1472 25.4
FIELD GOALS
FG FGA PCT
Bledrins, G.S. 261 430 .607
Lee, N.Y. 237 391 .606
Howard, Or. 378 632 .598
Curry, N.Y. 419 707 .593
Stoudemire, Phoe. 421 718 .586
Boozer, Utah 427 751 .569
Patterson, Mil. 332 609.545
Bogot, Mil. 304 558 .545
Brand, LAC 439 807 .544
Okafor, Char. 345 637 .542


PLAYER OF THE MONTH
NOVEMBER
Eastern Conference: Dwight How-
ard, Orlando Magic
Western Conference: Yao Ming,
Houston Rockets
DECEMBER
Eastern Conference: Gilbert Arenas,
Washington Wizards
Western Conference: Kobe Bryant,
Los Angeles Lakers
JANUARY
Eastern Conference: Chris Bosh, To-
ronto Raptors
Western Conference: Steve Nash,
Phoenix Suns


REBOUNDING
G OFFDEF TOT AVG
Garnett, Minn. 56 148 567 715 12.8
Chandler, NOk. 55 233 449 682 12.4
Howard, Orl. 58 200 506 706 12.2
Camby, Den. 46 111 434 545 11.8
Okafor, Char. 56 228 429 657 11.7
Boozer, Utah 48 147 406 553 11.5
Jefferson, Bos. 49 173 365 538 11.0
Duncan, S.A. 57 163 451 614 10.8
Lee, N.Y. 55 191 398 589 10.7
Wallace, Chi. 56 224 360 584 10.4
ASSISTS
G AST AVG
Nash, Phoe. 51 606 11.9
Williams, Utah 54 502 9.3
Kldd, NJ. 56 501 8.9
Davis, G.S. 43 372 8.7
Paul, NOk. 40 342 8.6
Miller, Phil. 55 447 8.1
Wade, MIa. 46 362 7.9
Ford, Tor. 50 383 7.7
Billups Doet. 47 352 7.5
Felton, Char. 54 403 7.5


ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
NOVEMBER
Eastern Conference: Adam Morri-
son, Charlotte Bobcats
Western Conference: Rudy Gay,
Memphis Grizzlies
DECEMBER
Eastern Conference: Jorge Garba-
josa, Toronto Raptors
Western Conference: Randy Foye,
Minnesota Timberwolves
JANUARY
Eastern Conference: Andrea Bargnani,
Toronto Raptors
Western Conference: Brandon Roye,
Portland Trail Blazers


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9B I THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007 INTERNATIONAL EDITION


HOCKEY




INSIDE THE GAME I COMMENTARY




Goons and enforcers are always in demand


BY HELENE ELLIOTT
Los Angeles Times
Wayne Gretzky had Dave
Semenko beside him to discourage
foolhardy souls from taking cheap
shots at him.
NHL scoring leader Sidney
Crosby got a personal protector on
Tuesday when the Pittsburgh Pen-
guins acquired Georges Laraque, the
league's consensus heavyweight
fighting champion, from the Phoenix
Coyotes.
Although the NHL is building its
future around such talented kids as
Crosby and teammate Evgeni Malkin,
several deadline-day trades proved
that enforcers still have high value.
By making it clear that anyone who
tries to hurt Crosby will have to
answer to Laraque, the Penguins
pulled off possibly the smartest of
Tuesday's 25 trades.
It could have more impact than
the formidable San Jose Sharks add-
ing power forward Bill Guerin from
the St. Louis Blues, the surprising
New York Islanders stealing Ryan
Smyth from the Edmonton Oilers or
the Detroit Red Wings taking a
chance that Todd Bertuzzi's injured
back will heal swiftly enough for
a playoff push.
League-wide, scoring is down
slightly compared with last season,
and major fighting penalties are up.
That should appease critics who said
anti-obstruction guidelines had made
the league too soft, but it won't do
much to lure the casual fans the
league is eternally pursuing.
Despite adopting a series of rules


'

RICK SCUTERI/AP
SO YA WANNA PLAY ROUGH, HUH? As long as the NHL permits fighting,
heavyweight enforcer Georges Laraque, left, will always have a job.


that have minimized bench-clearing
brawls, the NHL condones fighting as
a natural and even desirable
byproduct of big men skating fast on
an 85-foot-by-200-foot rink. Periodic
efforts to ban fighting have fizzled, as
did an anti-fighting editorial in the
Globe and Mail, a Toronto-based
newspaper that circulates throughout
Canada.
The Feb. 13 editorial marveled that
"sometimes, real punches are
thrown, punches that occasionally


cause serious injury," and concluded
by saying, "The goons and enforcers
are already a dying breed in the new
NHL. It's time for the fighting to be
buried with them."
In truth, goons and enforcers are
thriving, and the league is consider-
ing a rule change that would promote
fighting- General managers recently
recommended that players be
allowed to accumulate five penalties
for instigating a fight before being
suspended, instead of the current


threshold of three penalties.
Besides, last week's knockdown,
drag-out melee between the Buffalo
Sabres and the Ottawa Senators, in
which a grinning Ottawa goalie Ray
Emery pummeled Buffalo goalie Mar-
tin Biron, brought the league more
attention on ESPN and other media
outlets than it had gotten in the pre-
vious four months combined.
The hostilities stemmed from a
late, blindside hit by Ottawa's Chris
Neil that caught Buffalo's Chris
Drury on the head. Drury, a small and
skillful player, sustained a deep cut
on his head and a concussion. His
blood was scraped off the ice, and,
when play resumed, Sabres coach
Lindy Ruff sent out his tough guys.
Predictably, general merriment
ensued.
To quote the classic movie Slap
Shot, it was old-time hockey, like
Eddie Shore, eh?
"You notice how everybody paid
attention, and everybody loves it,"
said Don Cherry, the cantankerous
TV commentator for Hockey Night in
Canada.
Drury probably didn't care much
for it, though. And Ruff was fined
$10,000, the only member of either
team disciplined beyond three rule-
book automatic ejections.
The unwritten rule in hockey is
that grunts can try to intimidate stars,
but enforcers fight the stars' battles
for them and tango only with other
enforcers. Crosby has been speared
in the gut, has been butt-ended in the
ribs and has taken dozens of high
sticks to the face with no retribution.


So the Penguins got Laraque to be
a nuclear deterrent, to keep Crosby
alive.
"I won't be the bodyguard for one
guy I'm going to have to look after
pretty much the entire team," Lara-
que told the Canadian TV network
TSN. "You look at how much talent
they have you want guys to be able
to flourish their talent, to have open
ice and not worry about guys running
them and taking liberties."
That made perfect sense to
Gretzky, now the coach of the Coy-
otes, who gave up Laraque.
"You have a guy like Georges
Laraque on your team, you're not
going to get those extra liberties with
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin,"
Gretzky told TSN. "What Georges
Laraque eliminates is guys who aren't
tough taking runs at Sidney Crosby."
Similarly, Anaheim Ducks general
manager Brian Burke, thwarted in his
quest for the top-six forward he
needs, added tough guy Brad May to
a team that leads the NHL in penalty
minutes. Burke loves rugged lineups,
and it can't hurt to have more muscle
to protect Andy McDonald, Teemu
Selanne and Corey Perry.
Burke said the Ducks' fourth line
"looked a little small," but it will be
fortified by the 6-foot-1, 220-pound
May, who has 2,027 penalty minutes
in 868 games. Burke said May "is
tougher than a night in jaiL"
Tough enough, certainly, to sacri-
fice his knuckles and jaw for the
cause. As long as the NHL permits
fighting, Laraque, May and their
brethren will always have jobs.


Wednesday's results
Ottawa 2, Carolina 0
Minnesota at Calgary, late
Nashville at San Jose, late


SL PTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
1 76 207 198 18-14-1-0 18-11-2-1 15-7-1-0
3 74 196 206 14-10-4-2 18-13-3-1 13-5-5-1
4 71 195 204 16-13-1-3 16-14-2-1 14-7-0-2
7 63 186 207 17-10-3-1 8-16-3-6 7-11-2-1
9 59 193 225 14-13-1-5 10-16-1-4 8-11-1-3


W L OL SL PTS GF
40 18 0 6 86 171
33 20 4 5 75 211
32 23 4 4 72 189
30 27 3 3 66 184
16 37 5 5 42 166


SL PTS GF
3 89 240
2 80 221
5 72 191
6 69 203
3 64 180


HOME
22-7-0-4
18-9-2-2
18-10-3-1
13-14-3-1
5-18-3-4

HOME
22-7-1-2
21-11-1-1
19-12-0-3
12-14-2-3
16-13-0-2


AWAY
18-11-0-2
15-11-2-3
14-13-1-3
17-13-0-2
11-19-2-1

AWAY
20-9-1-1
17-11-1-1
14-15-1-2
18-11-1-3
14-15-1-1


WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL W L OL SL PTS GF GA HOME AWAY
Nashville 42 18 2 2 88 219 164 23-5-2-2 19-13-0-0
Detroit 40 16 4 4 88 199 156 22-3-1-3 18-13-3-1
St. Louis 27 27 5 4 63 164 191 16-15-2-1 11-12-3-3
Columbus 24 33 2 5 55 158 200 14-15-1-3 10-18-1-2
Chicago 23 31 2 7 55 155 190 12-15-1-3 11-16-1-4


NORTHWEST
Vancouver
Minnesota
Calgary
Edmonton
Colorado

PACIFIC
Anaheim
Dallas
San Jose
Phoenix
Los Angeles


L OL SLPTS GF GA
22 2 3 77 165 159
23 1 4 75 181 161
21 4 5 75 205 171
28 3 3 66 172 185
29 2 3 65 208' 207


W L OL
37 17 3
38 21 0
38 24 0
27 33 2
21 32 5


SLPTS GF
7 84 204
3 79 167
1 77 189
1 57 168
5 52 178


HOME
19-9-1-1
22-5-1-3
26-6-0-1
18-12-1-1
18-14-1-2

HOME
19-5-2-5
21-9-0-1
18-12-0-1
14-13-2-0
12-13-4-4


AWAY
17-13-1-2
13-18-0-1
7-15-4-4
12-16-2-2
12-15-1-1

AWAY
18-12-1-2
17-12-0-2
20-12-0-0
13-20-0-1
9-19-1-1


19-5-0-1
15-7-1-1 I
12-9-2-0
9-11-0-2
4-14-2-4

DIV
14-9-1-2
16-9-0-2
11-8-0-4
10-11-2-2
12-12-0-1




DIV
19-5-1-0
14-4-2-1
11-13-2-2


7-13-0-4
11-14-1-0

DIV
13-11-0-1
11-6-1-2
12-7-1-2
9-13-1-0
11-10-1-0

DIV
16-6-0-2
18-6-0-0
12-12-0-1
7-13-2-1
7-14-0-3


Tonight's games
Dallas at Florida, 7:30
Philadelphia at Boston, 7
T.B. at Washington, 7
Pittsburgh at Rangers, 7
St Louis at Islanders, 7:30
Colorado at Chicago, 8:30
Minnesota at Edmonton, 9
Phoenix at Vancouver, 10
Anaheim at L.A., 10:30 p.m.


Tuesday's results
Florida 6, Washington 5 (SO)
Ottawa 4, Carolina 2
Rangers 4, Montreal 0
Buffalo 6, Toronto 1
Dallas 2, Tampa Bay 1 (OT)
New Jersey 1, Pittsburgh 0
Islanders 6, Phil 5 (OT)
St Louis 3, Vancouver 1
Detroit 4, Chicago 1
Colorado 3, Columbus 2
Phoenix 3, Edmonton 0


Through Tuesday


Player, team
Crosby, Pit
SL Louis, TB
Lecavalier, TB
Savard, Bos
Heatley, Ott
Hossa, Atl
Thornton, SJ
Ovechkin, Was
Briere, Buf
Jagr, NYR


SCORING
GP
59
65
65
62
63
65
63
64
62
63


GOALIES
Player, team GP I
Lalime, Chi 4
Caron, CHI-ANA 2
Smith, Dal 16
Hasek, Det 45 2
Brodeur, NJ. 60 3
Giguere, Ana 45 2
Backstrom, Minn 25 1
Mason, N'ville 34 1
Turco, Dal 51 2
Luongo, Van 57 3


GA AVG
5 1.24
2 1.36
27 1.98
92 2.07
127 2.10
97 2.26
52 2.28
76 2.31
109 2.33
130 2.34


II NHLCALN.


April 8- Last day of regular season.
April 11- Stanley Cup playoffs begin.
April 27-May 13 IIHF World Championship.
May 29-June 2 NHL combine, in Toronto.
June 11 Last possible day for the Stanley Cup
finals to be played.
June 15 Deadline for first club-elected salary
arbitration.
June 23 NHL Draft, in Columbus, Ohio.


July 1 Free-agency signing period begins.
July 5 Deadline for player-elected salary arbi-
tration.
July 6 Deadline for second club-elected salary
arbitration.
July 10 Deadline for eligible players to elect
Group 5 free agency.
July 20-Aug. 4 Salary arbitration hearings.
Aug. 6- Deadline for all decisions in salary arbi-
tration.


AROUND THENHL


FRED CHARTRAND/AP
SHOWING NO MERCY: Hurricanes defenseman David Tanabe is flattened by Senators defenseman Andrej Meszaros.






Senators blank Hurricanes


From Miami Herald Wire Services
OTTAWA Dany Heatley scored his
team-leading 38th goal and Ray Emery
made 27 saves to give the Ottawa Sena-
tors a 2-0 victory over Carolina on
Wednesday night and a home-and-home
sweep of the Hurricanes.
Jason Spezza had a goal and an assist as
Ottawa beat (Carolina for a second con-
secutive night, extending its winning
streak to three.
Emery dove to, make a glove save
against Justin Williams and held off two
Hurricanes power-play opportunities late
in the third to earn his fifth shutout this
season and eighth in his NHL career.
The Senators won 4-2 at Carolina on
Tuesday behind backup and former
Hurricanes goalie Martin Gerber.
Ottawa, which has won eight of nine
(8-0-1), became the third Eastern Confer-
ence team to reach 80 points. The Sena-
tors, improved their hold on fourth place
in the conference by moving five points
ahead of Pittsburgh.
Cam Ward, Who didn't start Tuesday,
stopped 24 shots for the Hurricanes, who
are ninth in the East with 71 points. Caro-
lina, which won six of nine (6-3-0) before
the sweep by Ottawa, is one point behind
Montreal and the playoff cutoff.
Heatley used a nifty move off of Spez-
za's rebound to beat Ward just 3:54 in.
Spezza chased down Chris Phillips'
shot off the end boards and swatted the


puck toward the net from behind the goal
line. Heatley got the puck at the right side
of the net, shifting it to his forehand
before stuffing a shot along the ice inside
the left post.
After stopping 11 shots in the first,
Ward needed to make only one save dur-
ing a lengthy two-man Senators advan-
tage early in the second.
But his teammates couldn't solve
Emery at the other end.
Spezza was the beneficiary of a fine
defensive play by teammate Andrej Mesz-
aros that led to the Senators' second goal
4:41 into the third.
Meszaros stripped the puck from Cory
Stillman on a 4-on-4, and defense partner
Wade Redden fed a breakaway pass to
Spezza, who beat Ward with a wrist shot
into the top-right corner for his 27th goal.

ELSEWHERE
Coyotes: Jeremy Roenick is think-
ing about calling it quits after 18 NHL sea-
sons. The veteran forward had hoped to
be dealt to a team in a playoff position,
but wasn't moved before the trade dead-
line on Tuesday.
Roenick has seven goals and 13 assists
this season, and 491 goals and 1,162 points
in his career. He's played for Chicago,
Philadelphia and Los Angeles and is in his
second stint with Phoenix.
Blues: Forward Martin Rucinsky is
out indefinitely following hip surgery.


Rucinsky, who missed eight games
because of the injury, had a torn labrum in
his left hip repaired.
Rucinsky, who was injured on Feb. 6
against Toronto, will be evaluated again
in the next week.
Rucinsky, 35, has 12 goals and 21 assists
in 52 games this season.
Rangers: Madison Square Garden
must turn over notes and e-mails from an
internal investigation into a former Rang-
ers cheerleader's claim that at least one
member of management was a sexual
predator, a judge said.
U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet
ordered MSG to produce the documents
to learn the merits of Courtney Prince's
claim. But Sweet said MSG lawyers
wouldn't have to turn over materials
aimed at building a defense against the
claims.
Sabres: Co-captain Chris Drury
(concussion) began working out on his
own, but will miss at least the next two
games.

LATE TUESDAY
Coyotes 3, Oilers 0: Curtis Joseph
made 26 saves and visiting Phoenix
defeated Edmonton on the day the Oilers
retired Mark Messier's No. 11 and dealt
All-Star Ryan Smyth away.
Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2:
Peter Budaj stopped 21 shots and host
Colorado survived a late scare.


NH TNIG


EASTERN CONFERENCE


SOUTHEAST W L OL
Tampa Bay 36 25 3
Atlanta 32 23 7
Carolina 32 27 3
Florida 25 26 6
Washington 24 29 2


ATLANTIC
New Jersey
Pittsburgh
N.Y. Islanders
N.Y. Rangers
Philadelphia

NORTHEAST
Buffalo
Ottawa
Montreal
Toronto
Boston


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TRIBUNE SPORTS


Diatter raises

prospects of

2018 World

Cup in US

* SOCCER
LONDON
Associated Press
FIFA may assign the
2018 World Cup to its
North and Central Ameri-
can and Caribbean region,
putting the United States in
prime position to host soc-
cer's showcase for the sec-
ond time in 24 years.
Sepp Blatter, the presi-
dent of soccer's governing
body, discussed upcoming
World Cups on Wednesday
before meeting with Trea-
sury Minister Gordon
Brown the man expected
to replace Tony Blair as
prime minister.
"We have decided in the
FIFA executive committee
that rotation will be
installed, and we have made
rotation until and including
2014. The executive com-
mittee must take a decision
whether the rotation should
include all the confedera-
tions, in which case the
2018 World Cup should be
in CONCACAF," Blatter
said.
The United States (1994)
and Mexico (1970, 1986)
are the only members of the
Confederation of North and
Central American and
Caribbean Football who
have hosted World Cups.
Blatter also said it was
possible FIFA's executive
committee could assign the
2018 tournament to Asia.
"They could also decide
that the Americas should
be considered as one, and
then rotation would go to
Asia," he said, adding that
China and Australia had
both indicated they might
bid.
The U.S. Soccer Federa-
tion's board gave the go-
ahead Friday to bid for the
tournament. The British
government has said it
would support a campaign
to host the World Cup for
the first time since 1966,
when England won its only
title.
The 2002 tournament was
played in Japan and South
Korea, last year's edition
was played in Germany and
the 2010 World Cup is
scheduled for South Africa.
FIFA said the 2014 tourna-
ment will be in South
America, and Brazil and
Colombia have announced
plans to bid. The decision
will be made in November,
and Brazil is the strong
favorite Blatter called
Colombia's bid "more a
public relations presenta-
tion."
Since England last hosted
the tournament, the World
Cup has been played in the
other four major European
soccer countries Ger-
many (1974, 2006), Spain
(1982), Italy (1990) and
France (1998). England's
Premier League is the most
successfully marketed of
the European leagues, and
several new stadiums have
opened in recent years.
Following the Hillsbor-
ough stadium tragedy in
1989, when 96 people were
crushed to death at a FA
Cup semifinal between Liv-
Forest, English soccer has
modernized most of its
grounds and created all-seat
stadiums that have high-
tech security and no fences
surrounding fields.
"Because of the big disas-
ter in '89 in Sheffield, the
government has taken a
decision which is now
applied everywhere in
sports arenas, especially in
football, and this shall be an
example to everybody
around the world," Blatter
said.
"Comfort and security
are in stadia where every-
body is sitting, and if you
have no fences and you
don't need 200 policemen
because you have stewards.
If this example had been
applied to all other big sta-
dia and big leagues in
Europe, some of the big
associations in Europe


would not be facing the
problems they are facing."
Blatter was impressed by
the wealth generated by the
English club soccer.
"The way the Premier
League is organized and the
way it's marketed, it's
remarkable," he said. "The
money coming into the Pre-
mier League is exceptional.
English football is shown
everywhere in the world. I
was in Africa and Port
Moresby in Papua New
Guinea and you cannot
open a TV channel without
watching the Premier
League."


Saunders' bid for bout with





'Choo Choo' turned down


* BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

ELKENA 'the Punisher'
Saunders feels he might have
punished himself by issuing a
challenge to fight his childhood
friend and sparring partner Jer-
maine 'Choo Choo' Mackey for
his Bahamas super mid-
dleweight title.
The Bahamas Boxing Com-
mission has turned down the
challenge that was presented
by First Class Promotions.
Instead, the commission has
advised First Class to get a fight
for Saunders to test his ability
to go ten rounds before they
will sanction the showdown
with Mackey.
That test will come tonight
at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasi-
um against Jamaican Anthony
Osbourne, who Mackey fought
and defeated last year.
Although he's getting a
chance to prove himself, Saun-
ders say he's regretting the
decision to offer the challenge
to Mackey, who will be taking
on an American opponent in
the other co-main event.
"From the time I approached
Choo Choo for the title fight, I
have been trying to up my
game," Saunders said. "But in
the process that I challenged
my friend, I've been seeing
some things and it appears that
it was a bad decision to do it.
"Right now, it doesn't look
like the fight will come off. It's
something that the fans didn't
get to see. But I think I may
have hurt my friend in the
process. I personally would like
to put it behind me and save a
friendship, but it's out in the
air. So if we do get to fight, I
hope we can shake hands after-
wards."
In the meantime, Saunders
said he will just prepare him-
self for the task ahead of him
and that is to prove himself
against Osbourrie.
"I've been getting a lot of


running in and getting a lot of
sparring, trying to stay
focused," Saunders stated.
Osbourne and two other
Jamaican boxers are in town
and they are eagerly looking
forward to the show tonight.
Fans should be advised that
First Class Promotions have
sliced the price of the tickets,
just to ensure that they attend.
Legendary promoter, man-
ager and trainer Angelo


Dundee will be arriving in town
today to be the special guest at
the show, which is being
dubbed: "No Mercy."
The weigh-in was held yes-
terday at First Class office on
Wulff Road. ,
On the undercard will be
Alpachino 'the Banger' Allen,
2-0, against Wilson 'Kid Won-
derl!Theophile; Anthony 'Psy-
cho' Woods, 4-5, against Hense-
ly 'the Bruiser' Strachan, 2-1;


Final standings from GSSSA event


Ryan 'Big youth' McKenzie, 4-
0, against Patrick 'Cutlass'
Miller, 1-0-1 and Damien 'the
Blade' Tinker, 2-0, against
Clifton 'Hanger' Lewis.
Strachan said he has some-
thing in store for Woods, after
losing his last fight to Tinker.
"I'm going to try and take
out whoever comes my way
because the last fight I had, I
fought with a broken finger,"
Strachan stated. "So I'm


pleased with what happened.
But I want Tinker because he
gave me my first loss. I want to
dull his blade.
"As for Psycho, he's a good
fighter, but I want him to know
that he don't have the skills to
fight me. I am dedicating this
fight to my mother, Marian,
because she's been there for
me every time that I fight. I'm
her only child and she really
likes what I'm doing."


Here's a look at the final standings from the Government
Secondary Schools Sports Association's 14th annual Junior
High Track and Field Championships that concluded yesterday
at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium.
* OVERALL WINNERS


Schools ................................Points
CH Reeves Raptors ..................... 818.50
LW Young Golden Eagles................ 669.50
SC McPherson Sharks ......................575
AF Adderley Fighting Tigers ................ 457
CC Sweeting Junior Scorpions ............ 433.50
DW Davis Pitbulls ................... . .... .285
HO Nash Lions .... . ................. 124.50

* DIVISIONAL BREAKDOWN

Bantam Girls
CH Reeves Raptors.........................123
LW Young Golden Eagles .................. 113
AF Adderley Fighting Tigers ................. 87
SC McPherson Sharks ....................... 58
CC Sweeting Cobras ........................ 39
HO Nash Lions............................. 27
DW Davis Pitbulls ................... . . . . 10

Junior Girls
LW Young Golden Eagles .................. 125
CH Reeves Raptors ...................... 118.5
AF Adderley Fighting Tigers ................ 105
DW Davis Pitbulls ...... . . . . . . . . .. 70
CC Sweeting Junior Scorpions ................ 64
SC McPherson Sharks ....................... 53
HO Nash Lions ........................... 45.5

Intermediate Girls
CH Reeves ............................... 176.5
LW Young Golden Eagles.................134.5
SC McPherson Sharks ....................102
CC Sweeting Junior Scorpions ................ 99
AF Adderley Fighting Tigers ............... 65
DW Davis Pitbulls ....... ............. ........ 17
HO Nash Lions........................... .3

Bantam Boys
SC McPherson Sharks .............. .... .... 119
CH Reeves Raptors........................ 108
LW Young Golden Eagles ................... 80
CC Sweeting Junior Scorpions ................ 57
AF Adderley Fighting Tigers ................. 51
DW Davis Pitbulls ............. ......... 33
H O Nash Lions.............................. 9

Junior Boys
CH Reeves Raptors ........................ 154
SC McPherson Sharks . . . . . ......... 134
LW Young Golden Eagles ................... 89
AF Adderley Fighting Tigers ................. 74
CC Sweeting Junior Scorpions ................ 70
DW Davis Pitbulls ....................... . 63
HO Nash Lions ............................. 26

Intermediate Boys
CH Reeves Raptors ...................... 138.5
LW Young Golden Eagles .................. 128
SC McPherson Sharks ...................... 109
CC Sweeting Junior Scorpions ............. 104.5
DW Davis Pitbulls .......................... 92
AF Adderley Fighting Tigers ................. 75
HO Nash Lions ............................. 14


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Clara Hull nee Malone


1 -.4.^ .,..4 a
Clara Mae Hull of Bambury England and
formerly of Nassau passed away on 12th of
February after a short illness. Clara married
Capt Raymond Hull and moved to England in
1950. She is pre deceased by her husband and
is survived by 5 Children: Marilyn. Michael,
Peter. Sandy. Christopher, 2 sisters Joyce
Smith of York England, Edna Kemp of Spanish
Wells, I brother Bertram Malone of Nassau. 12
Grandchildren. I Great Grand 2 son-in-laws, 3
daughter- in- laws.. 1 Sister-in-law Barbara
Malone, 1 Brother in law Billy Kemp, Aunt &
Uncle Sara & Howard Cash, Nieces & Nephews,
Many relative and friends. Services will be held
at the Marlborough Road Methodist Church
, ,--ambury and burial at the Hardwick Cemetery./-,


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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007, PAGE 3


KEMP'S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED
22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

A FUNRAL ERVIE FO


DR. GEORGE
ADDINGTON
WHITE, 75
of Nassau, The Bahamas will be held
at St. Matthew's Anglican Church,
Shirley and Church Streets, Nassau
on Saturday, 3rd March, 2007 at 2:00
p.m.


The Most Rev'd Drexel W. Gomez, I
Archbishop of the West Indies,
Primate & Metropolitan Bishop of The Bahamas & The Turks and
Caicos Islands will officiate, assisted by Rev'd Dr. James Moultrie,
Rector, St. Matthew's Church and Rev'd Fr. Don Haynes, Assistant
Priest.
Interment will follow in St. Matthew's Church Cemetery, Nassau.
Dr. White was predeceased by his parents, Clarence Augustus White
and Alice Alicia White and his first wife, Althea White (nee Carrol).
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Michelle White; two sons, Andre
-and Gregg White; two daughters, Carla Whittingham and Monique
Morant-Wade; his father-in-law, K. Patrick Byles and his wife,
Claudia; a sister, Alicia White, a brother Lewis White; a sister-in-
law, Alice White, two sons-in-law, Robert Whittingham and Dr.
Yusef Morant-Wade; a daughter-in-law, Debra White, four
grandchildren, Tristan and Angelique White and Brent and Jessica
Whittingham, nephews, Leonard, Austin, Rudolf, Garry, Adrian and
Josiah; nieces, Angela, Lorraine, Kay and Carol; cousins, Grace
Wallace, Yvonne Lewis, Neil Lassister, Felix, James and Philip
Bowe; P. Anthony White and family; Joe and Linda Gibson and the
Crawley family; Thomas A. and Malena Robinson and family,
Patrick and Brenda Knowles, Kemuel and Leslyn Fountain; Derick
and Gregory Fountain, Michael and Rosie Fountain, Donna and
Dante Carrer, Sofia Bunge, Jason Rosmund and Sandra Byles,
Aramina Carroll and family, Hon. Frank Watson, Larry Forsythe,
Karl Hoerkins, George Watkins, Stephen Nottage, Nurse Mary
Knowles, Hilda Knowles and family, Keith Whittingham and family,
Dr. Wesley Miller and Justice Norma Wade-Miller, Sir Arthur and
Lady Foulkes, Tanny and Ari Malik and family, Mr. and Mrs. Carver
Grant, Krishna Shrinivasa, Drs. Conville and Corinne Brown, Dr.
Curtis and Thelma McMillan, Drs. John and Sonya Lunn, Dr.
Baldwin and Annette Carey, Michael and Joy Williams, Evangeline
Ford and family, Anthony and Claire Howorth, the members of the
Nassau Chapter of Links, Dr. Ilsa Grant-Taylor, Cheryl Fernander
and family, The Archer family, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Burrows, Roston
Miller, Oswald and Yvonne Isaacs and a host of additional relatives
and friends.
Respects may be offered on Saturday, 3rd March, 2007 at Kemp's
Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Nassau, The Bahamas
from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


WILLIAM (LIAM) NELSON

William (Liam) Nelson--loving, creative,
intelligent, with a keen sense of humor--was a true
gentle-man. He died at the age of 75 on February
15, 2007. A visual artist and published writer, Liam
earned an Advanced Degree in the Arts from
London University. He returned to his birthplace-
-Nassau, Bahamas--as Head of the Art Department
at Queen's College in his early twenties. He went
on to become a Professor of Art and Education at
the Bahamas Teachers' College and at The College
of The Bahamas. Liam was art director and designer
for the Nassau Civic Ballet and later for the
Bahamas Folklore Group, which performed at the
Cultural Olympics that were a special feature of
the Olympic Games held in Mexico in 1968.

Liam moved to America in 1979. He worked
for the Greene County Council of the Arts and was
Director of the Woodstock Artists Association. He
wrote an arts column for The Daily Freeman as
well as features and art reviews for The Woodstock
Times. Liam's artwork was featured in exhibitions
in The Bahamas as well as in New York.

Liam is deeply loved and missed by his wife,
Basha Ruth Nelson of Lake Hill, his sister, Patricia
Kennelly of Hastings, England, and his children-
-Gabriel Nelson of Lake Hill, NY, Sophy Cartwright
Tranquilini of England, Robin Peris of New Paltz,
NY, and Doug Roberts of Nufley, NJ. He also
leaves behind his five grandchildren, nieces and`
nephews, cousins, in-laws, many well-loved friends
and his grand dog, Amos. Adored by everyone he
touched, Liam will be dearly missed.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday,
February 25, 2007 at 1:00 pm at Lasher Funeral
Home, 100 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY. In lieu
of flowers the family requests that donations be.
made to the Chanee Monique Brown Scholarshipi
Fund. These tax deductible donations can be sent"
to Brown, Brown & Associates, Inc. 33 Front Street
Suite 103, Hempstead, NY 11550.


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FUNERAL DIRECTORS
"Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless offinancial condition."
7th Terrace, Collins Avenue (242) 356-2187 *
P.O. Box GT-2679 Nassau, Bahamas


FUNERAL* SERVICE F


Michael "Micky"
Maycock, 43

of Market Street South, will be
held on Saturday March 3rd,
2007 at 3 pm at Our Lady's Of
The Holy Souls Catholic
Church Deveaux St. Officiating
will be Fr. Michael Kelly, SS.
CC. assisted by Rev. Deacon
Peter Ramhing and Rev.
Deacon Maxwell Johnson.
Interment will follow in The
Fox Hill Cemetery


He is survived by his Mother; Winnifred Carey; 2 sisters,
Nancy and Michelle Carey; 2 brothers, Roosevelt and
Bernard Carey; 2 aunts, Ruth Stuart, and Grace Johnson;
1 uncle, Hewitt Stuart; 2 nieces, Portia RamseyBrown and
Dellerese Ramsey; 3 nephews, Keno Ramsey, Shavado
Arnette and Wendall Ramsey, and a host of other relatives
and friends including, Demetrius, Tarez, Denair, Keno
Ramsey, Shandeira Brown, Maranique Knowles, Byron
Payne, Nurse Ola Sweeting-Butler, Viley Thompson, Nahalie
Ramsey, Stephen Brown, Raymond Johnson, Bertha Bain,
Shelia Rolle, Irma McKinney, Ruth Rose, Hesty Clarke,
Barbara Bowe, Ms. Darville and family, Ms. Linda Barr
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Minnis and family, the
Market St. and Grove family, The Ministry of Health and
Department of environmental Health family, St. Anselm
Parish family, Bethel Baptist church family and Our Lady's
church family and many others too numerous to mention.

The will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at
Ferguson's Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins Ave. on
Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, on Saturday from 10 am until
service time.


Victoria Elizajane Pinder age 61

of Datura Drive, South Beach and
formerly Morrisville, Long Island
will be held on Saturday March 3rd,
2007 at 11 am at St Francis Xavier
Cathedral, West Hill Street.
Sa Monsignor Alfred Culmer assisted
by Fr. Glen Nixon and Deacon
S, Samuel Mitchell. Interment will
.d follow in The Catholic Cemetery,
Tyler Street.

Precious memory will forever linger
on in the hearts of her husband,
Daniel Pinder; one daughter, Carmelia Pinder-Bowleg; one
grandson, Jadre' Evans; one son-in-law, Vincent Bowleg; three
step-daughters, Deidre Pinder-Moss, Donette Pinder-Clarke
and Monique Pinder-Smith; one stepson, Kim Pinder; three
sisters, Gwendolyn Turnquest, Irma Deveaux and Lillian Miller;
four brothers, Letian, John, Lambert and Lance Major; five
brothers-in-law, Samuel Deveaux, Edward Miller, Howard,
Edward and Franklyn Pinder; eight sisters-in-law, Viola, Lynn
and Deanna Major, Louise Butterfield, Dolly, Margaret, Peggy
and Terricita Pinder; two aunts, Lillian Dean of Dean's Hill,
Long Island and Josephine Major of Nassau; nieces and nephews,
Cheryl Deal, Stephen and Tex Turnquest, Dot Isaacs, Cypriana
Williams, Alvardo Major, Wanda Jane McIntosh, Pearl Deveaux-
Stubbs, Antonio, Ricardo, Brenda and Samuel Deveaux Jr.,
Linda Francis, Maxcine Kemp, Wenzel Morley, Kevin Miller,
Janeane Miller-Stubbs, Dwayne
and Daziano Smith, Demetria Smith-Armaly, Portia Major,
McTair, McLyncia and McDaron Major; nieces-in-law, Angie
Stuart, Stephanie Riley, Donnalee Adderley, Elsie Seymour,
Wanda Gomez, Vesta Ferguson, Portia Nottage, Marsha Maior,
Tollavanessa and Tamara Pinder, Niquel and Lakeisha Pinder,
Nazmoon Seymour; nephews-in-law, Howard Jr. and Elvis
Pinder, Anthony Adderley, Phillip and Mario Cooper, Antonio
Campbell, Louis, Wayde and Marvin Butterfield, Ricardo Pinder
and Ian Pinder; a host of other family members and friends
including, Monsignor Alfred Culmer, Deacon Samuel Mitchell,
Geneva Strachan and family, Minerva Finley and family, Corese
Culmer and family, Rudolph and Reginald Adderley and family,
Basil Hall and fami/y,The Pritchard family, Lincoln and Wendell
Major and family, Ingrid Carey-Deveaux and family, the Baker
Boyz family, Hezekiah, Frank and Thomas Dean and family,
Olga Turnquest and family, Myrtis Adderley and family,
Roseanna Major-John family, Edith Major and family, Fiona
Saunders and family, Margaret Pratt, Melvina Major and family,
Iris Smith and family, Alice Moncur and family, Monica Charlton
and family, Elvia Pratt and family, Barry and Stephanie
Lightbourne, Henry Matthew and family, Bunny Blake, Esther
Knowles, Ruth Smith and family, Dorothy Roberts and family,
Members of the Resurrection Women's Auxiliary, the Church
Family of Resurrection the entire Morrisville Community in
Long Island, and the United Book Store Family.

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at
Ferguson's Funeral Directors 7th Terrace Collins Avenue on
Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturday at the Church from
10 am until service time.


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The Tribune


Thursday March 1 2007 PG 5


religionnews





Can He


trust you?


By MATTHEW ALLEN
II Chronicles 16: 9 says, "For the eyes of the
Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to
show himself strong in the behalf of them whose
heart is perfect toward him."
kay! So what that you've held or attend-
ed every kind of conference, seminar,
workshop or revival there is. But can
God trust you? As pastors and other leaders with-
in the body of Christ are our heart perfect towards
God?
It's because of our way of thinking and in most
cases, our lack of integrity, that the church will
continue to walk with a limp instead of walking
upright before God. This is the cycle, time or sea-
son when even bible toting, scripture quoting;
tongue talking believers are being swept away by
the political rhetoric, futile promises and eloquent
speeches of today's political pimps.
As educated as we're supposed to be here in the
Bahamas those who've got the education and
financial stability are constantly preying on the
grassroots.
As this nation gears up for its general election
and the people get emotionally charged up in sup-
port of their political parties, nothing seems to
have changed over the years.
If due diligence is taken, even Stevie Wonder
would see that the two big political dogs that are
fighting are one and the same, and that the fight is
only to see which dog is going to have control over
the bone. Meanwhile there are some honest, hard
working people who are looking for good genuine
leadership, a leadership that would have the best
interest of the Bahamian people to heart.
This is where the church, if it was not so politi-
cally motivated, would be able to give guidance
and godly counsel to the nation. But to the con-
trary, just as the political parties are at one anoth-
er's throats and at times fall apart from self inflict-
ed wounds; so does the church at large in the
Bahamas.
The church can never be as strong and as effec-
tive as it should be due to the spirit of strife, con-
fusion and division that is so rampant within her.
No matter whose fault, whenever there is a crisis
or anything negative taking place in the land, this


PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN

question can always be heard "where is the
church?"
Most religious leaders get offended when they're
asked "what is the church doing?" As far as they
can see their denomination or local assemblies are
doing things in the community. Ignorantly, these
religious fools have yet to understand that their
congregation is just a part of the church/body of
Christ.
The division that's within the body of Christ has
been so strategically planted by the enemy in that
the striving for unity is not a priority of most
church leaders. Every leader is busy in getting
their own big building or palace, trying to out do
one another as the people suffer.
Can Father Yahweh trust you as a leader of His
people? The enemy has done such an effective
job in sowing division in the body of Christ to the
point that in this so called Christian nation, the
church is so divided and politically driven that
we've got PLP bishops, pastors and churches,
FNM bishops, pastors and churches who are all
supposed to be praying to the same God for victo-


Virtue Dance Academy will be pre-
senting an encore of its original the-
atrical production, The Prophet's
Wife, the story of Gomer and Hosea
and how their union represented the
relationship between Israel and
Jehovah, in three shows on two days.
The gala performance will be held
Thursday, March 1 at 8pm at Holy
Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon
Gardens and twice on Saturday,
March 3, in a matinee performance at


3pm and again at 8pm, also at Holy
Trinity Activity Centre. The produc-
tion will feature Tia Johnson, Elton
Kemp and the students of Virtue
Dance Academy. The performances
are in support of a fundraising effort


to assist the troupe during its London
tour this summer, scheduled for July
10-17. For more information interest-
ed persons can call 242.380.8027 or e-
mail: virtuedance@yahoo.com. They
can also check out the website:


www.dominiondancer.com

Golden Gates Assembly Dance
Troupe will be hosting its 4th Annual
Concert under the theme, 'He's
Coming Again", Sunday, March 4 at
7pm.
The concert will be held at the
church's Carmichael Road Sanctuary.
Admission is free and the public is
invited to come and be blessed.


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ry and the blessing of this land.
Listen up! If you didn't know and have a person-
al relationship with your heavenly Father, these
religious political pimps in the pulpits would drive
you crazy.
The eyes of the LORD run to and fro through-
out the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the
behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
God is looking for a people whom He can show
Himself strong on their behalf. But what He sees
today is a bunch of confused, divided religious
people, whom He can't trust with the true riches of
heaven (His anointing) His burden removing,
yoke destroying supernatural power. For as it is
today there are many false prophets, false apostles
and others who are yet lying to the people saying
'the Lord said this or the Lord .said that' when the
fact is that they might be hearing a voice in the
spirit, but whose voice is it? God is a Spirit, so is
the enemy.
In John 10:4-5, Yeshuwa Messiah dealt with the
hearing of voice issue.
: 4. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he
goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for
they know his voice.
: 5. And a stranger will they not follow, but will
flee from him: for they know not the voice of
strangers.
There is a house cleaning that's about to take
place within the body of Christ like never before.
The church leadership today is somewhat like a
box of Kellogg's cereal, we've got lots of flakes,
fruits and nuts, who have called and ordained'
themselves as bishops, apostles, pastors, etc.
I John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but
try the spirits whether they are of God: because
many false prophets are gone out into the world.
May the FOG (Favor of God) be with you
always.
Join Pastor Brendalee and I along with the
family of Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center
Int'l, every Sunday morning @10:30am and
Thursday nights @ 7:30pm at the Bishop Michael
Eldon High School Auditorium for more of
God's word. For questions or comments contact
us via e-mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or tel
351-7368 or 441-2021.











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When


Convenient (CWC)


By CLEMENT JOHNSON
t's Lent again. So what? Who
needs Lent? What good is Lent?

Pope Benedict (RIGHT) said
something surprising on Ash
Wednesday. He said, Lent is a time to
become Christian again, to rediscover
our baptism, which often is not very
efficient in our daily life.
Wait a minute. When did we ever
stop being Christians? Only a few
people resolutely and publicly turn
away from Jesus Christ, thank God.
However, a lot of us grow lukewarm
and do not put our faith into practice
day after day. This is sometimes called
CWC, the initials of Christian When
Convenient.
We as Bahamians can be guilty of
this often. Last Wednesday around an
office building downtown I saw a gen-
tleman with his forehead full of ashes:
I guess he had gone to an ash-
Wednesday service earlier that morn-
ing. However, someone must have
said or done something to him,
because the foul language that came
out of his mouth was scary and dis-
gusting. I shook my head as I looked
at the big black cross smeared in
ashes on his forehead.
We need to remember who we are,
and whose we are, and even more
importantly, to remind ourselves of
what God has done for us, year after
year, Lent after Lent.
We were reminded in the first read-
ing this past week, Moses describes an
annual ceremony at harvest time. The
people not only thanked God when
they saw another crop ready to har-
vest, but they also remembered how a
dozen generations earlier their ances-
tor Israel was a wandering shepherd
without any land of his own, and how
they later endured slavery until God
rescued them
When we look at our own history,
we can recall that most of our ances-
tors were not rich and famous. On the
contrary, most of them were poor and
had to struggle to survive. Life was
not so good in the so-called good old
days. Would we really want to switch
with them? Do we count our blessings
in 2007?


Speaking for myself, how have I
gotten this far in life? I did not grow
up in a rich or influential family. I
know what it is to go to bed hungry,
not having proper clothes to keep you
warm on cold days and nights. I had a
few accidents and near misses over
the years that could have led to my
funeral. But I'm still here, and I can
count many blessings, so I need to
thank God, and also my late mother,
family, teachers and friends, for pro-
viding for me. It's so easy for me to
take my blessings for granted and to
grumble about little problems. One
way for me to become Christian again
is to count my blessings during Lent.
At the beginning of Lent we were
blessed with these words.
"For you are dust, And to dust you
shall return." But who needs to hear
such harsh sayings? When most of us
act and think we are going to live for-
ever, and because of this we tend to
take unnecessary risks; or else we
postpone changing for the better. We
act as if we can do and say anything
we want to others or about others. We
admit to ourselves, yes we have a


problem, we should chain
change one day, but there
I've got all the time in the
I'm reminded of a famo
St Augustine. Shortly bel
verted and turned his I
God, Augustine prayed,
give me chastity, but not y
life he said, "God has p
repentance, but he has n
us tomorrow." When we c
have sinned, we will n
being reconciled to God
brothers and sisters.
The gospel of St Luke
Jesus fasted for 40 days ar
he was hungry. But wh
mention that he was hung
St Luke need to write th
when the Apostles p
Greeks and Romans tha
the Son of God, the listen
"Then he did not suffer
goddesses do not feel an'
are high above such unple
ly realities as hunger."
trary, Jesus Christ was n
He was not putting on an
ing to be human. He hi


nature, human flesh and blood given
to him by the Virgin Mary. So he in
fact felt human. He put himself in a
position to be tempted, but he did not
sin.
"If our Saviour had fought his bat-
Stle outside of our human condition,
then we would not have profited by
: .' his victory.
In contrast to Adam and Eve, Jesus
said NO to the devil's temptations.
John Henry Newman [1801-1890]
said this in a hymn:

"Oh the hidden wisdom of our God!
When all was sin and shame,
A second Adam to the fight and to
the rescue came.
That flesh and blood, which did in
Adam fail.
Should strive afresh against the foe,
should strive and should prevail."

If we want to prevail over the temp-
tations in our lives, then we need to
take Lent seriously. Like I said last
(AP Photo) week, the politicians need to do more
than cancel public rallies and gather-
ing, they need to be "kinder and gen-
ige, we will tler" with the way they treat or speak
e's no hurry, about each other. No rallies, but yet
world. they are on the radio stations and
us prayer of newspapers destroying each other's
fore he con- characters, and evoking unnecessary
ife over to tension among the different races in
'Oh God, our society.
'et.' Later in The Church must take Lent seri-
)romised us ously, it must be more than just a time
ot promised for city wide mission to show case elo-
leny that we quent speakers and good music, it
ot consider must continue to speak out against
and to our the ills of our nation during Lent,
Advent or any other time within the


tells us that
id at the end
y bother to
ry? Why did
at? Because
reached to
it Jesus was
[ers thought,
r. Gods and
y pain. They
easant earth-
On the con-
ot faking it.
act pretend-
ad a human


year.
A Catholic teacher was visiting with
some friends the other day, She
lamented about the deafening silence
of the Churches in our country on
national issue, which affects us all.
Lent must be more than receiving the
ashes, not eating the meat or giving
up something, it must a recounting of
the goodness of God, it ought to be
about us seeking his guidance and
forgiveness for the sins we commit
and omit in our daily lives.
I trust that as we struggle on this
journey we will have a blessed Lent.

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ANGELA SAMANTHA
MINNS, 20

of Bimini Avenue, will be held on Saturday
at 11:00 a.m. at Evangelic Assemblies, Blue
Hill Road and Fleming Street. Officiating will
be Pastor Derek N. Stubbs, assisted by Rev.
.- tDr. Patrick Smith and other ministers.
Interment will follow in The Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

She is survived by daughter, Tyeisha Stubbs;
mother, Janemae Minns-Alce; father, Peter
Thompson; finance', Tyson Stubbs; stepfather, Previlon Alce; sisters, Jacara
and Kendra Ingraham, Petra Bevans, Aslyiah Alce, Ashley and lesha Thompson;
brothers, Sharad Cooper, Jarad and Peter Thompson Ill; grandmother, Minister
Elena Minns; great grandmother, Hazel Bullard of Port Howe, Cat Island;
great grandfather, Leonard Minns; aunts, Debra Farrington, Ava Minns,
Natasha Munroe, Margaret Adderley and Retta French of Stuart, Florida,
Theresa McIntyre of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Katrina Livingston; uncles,
Anthon Munroe Sr., Torrie Minns, Esau Farrington, Harry, Henry and Jack
Adderley, Maxwell Johnson, David and Leslie French; cousins, Syntesh,
Renardo, Indera, Shantia, Joshua, Keva, Johnathon, Frankie, Emmit, Anthon
Jr., Teniro, Trevor, Kenton, Evonya, Kharson, Trevon, Ketia, Shantaneke,
Taritha, Dianna, Deandre, Derek, DeAngelo, Tashara, Henrynique, Dania,
Page, Jameka, Tanya, Jaquel, Jamelle, Vargo and Shacara; grandaunts, Pamela,
Veretha, Netlin, Blondell, Elder Rowena An Girty Bullard, Evangelist Olga
Dames, Vernetta Mortley, Willamae Alexis, Patrice Minns, Sharon Smith,
Veronica Hennason, Victoria Seymour and Shernell Minnis; granduncles,
Minister Alpheaus and Hezekiah Bullard, Earnest Minns, Leo Minnis, Ramond,
David and Alfred McKenzie, Roston Newton and Junior Seymour; great
grandaunts, Rhoda Bullard of Port Howe, Cat Island and Geletha Lightfoot;
great granduncles, Holmon Gilbert, Robert and Carl Minns; a host of other
relatives including, Pastor Derek and Evangelist Karen Stubbs, Kristinette
Stubbs, Juliette Johnson, Kaleb Sweeting, Minister Raymond and Monalisa
Rolle and the entire Firm Foundation Evangelistic Pentecostal Church family,
Word Alive Ministries, New Direction O.E.P.C., Pastor Randy and Sister
Jackie Hanna and the entire Setting the Captives Free Ministries, Pastor
Lorain Russell and The Love Worth Finding Ministries as well as others too
numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta Street,
Palmdale from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday at the church until service time.


HILLMAN BURKEVILLE
WELLS, 67
of Mount Tabor Drive, Pinewood Gardens and
formerly of Deadman's Cay, Long Island, will
be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Zion
Baptist Church, East and Shirley Streets.
Officiating will be Rev. T.G. Morrison, assisted
by Rev. Ulric V. Smith II and other ministers
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.
He is survived by his wife Rosamond Wells;
children, Deborah Arthur, Pamela, Phyron and Rochelle Wells; three
grandchildren, Mauriko and Marcinko Arthur and Peah Moss; mother, Edith
Wells; two sisters, Elvina McPhee and Marilyn Sands; two brothers, Chester
and William Wells; aunts and uncles, Earlene Beard Gilbert, Euthine Anderson,
Lois A. Edgecombe, Chicqutar Landry, Lereader and Charles West, Hortense,
Doyle, Ethan and Don Edgecombe; one son-in-law, Maurice Arthur; other
in-laws, Cynthia and Lynn Wells, Rev. Charles Sands, Lucille and Wesley
Flowers, Dorothy Knowles, Daisy and Raymond Knowles, Brenda Marshall,
Valerie and Sandy Rolle, Katrina and Michael Braynen, Jacob, Ashton,
George, Jeffery, Melvin T. Miller; numerous nieces and nephews including,
Thaddeus McPhee, Lorna Winder, Jason, Valance and Valencia Francis,
Cherfelt, Chernet, Chercovie Wells, Chervonne Griggs, Monique Lightbourne,
Yvette Forbes, Sheanda Maycock, Carla Wells, Renward, Carbrio, Ketress
and Kemisha Wells, Raymond, Troy Sands, Cheryl Ferguson, Marilyn Roberts,
Nola Dean, Katrina Sands; a host of other relatives and friends including
Melvin and Geneva Miller, Anthony Winder, Lois and Beverly Davis, Patsy
Roker, Leona Davis-Rahming, Debra Knowles Clarke, Ethelyn Michaels,
Carmen Smith, Dale McLeod, Ronald Turnquest, Yvonne Shaw, Deacon
Theophilus Davis, David Adderlely, Sarah Wells, Junior Gray, Godfrey Rolle,
Nella McPhee, Virginia Ellis, Gladys Gray, The Zion Baptist Church family,
Bishop Moses Johnson and family of East Street Church of God Cathedral,
Dr. Margo Munroe and Jan at The Bahamas Heart Centre, Male Surgical II,
Male Medical I, The "C" Team, Rosie Foulkes and The Food Service
Departments of The Princess Margaret Hospital, the Watkins and Higgs
families, Sabastian Bastian (Sabass), the staff of Prince George Dock, Bay
Pack Company, Bacardi Company Limited, Tropical Shipping Company,
Union Dock, Kelly's Dock and a host of other relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta Street,
Palmdale from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. at the
church on Saturday until service time.


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Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724 Fax: 351-3301

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S& WENSIL STEPHEN
CARTWRIGHT, 31

a resident of #3 Farnam Close,
Freeport, will be held on
Saturday, March 3, 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at The "Pro Cathedral
of Christ The King, East
Atlantic Drive and Pioneer's
Way. Officiating will be Canon
Harry Bain, assisted by Canon
Winfield Goodridge and Rev'd Tellison Glover. Interment
will be made in The Grand Bahama Memorial Park,
Frobisher Drive.

Left to cherish his precious memory are his wife, Stacey
Judith Cartwright; one son, Steffari; two daughters,
Blossom and Stephanie Cartwright; parents, Stephen and
Blossom Cartwright; one brother, Cleon Smith; two sisters,
Margarette Williams and Stephanie Cartwright; mother-
in-law, Kaffie-Ann Brown; six uncles, Lockwood and
Lewis Stuart, Edward Parker, Ambrose, Bernard and
Lawrence Cartwright; five aunts, Jennifer Parker, Edith
(Lynn) Stuart, Helen and Bridget Cartwright, Rose-Marie
Pinder; five brothers-in-law, Gary Williams and Carlton
Brown, Terrence, Dwight and Brandon Bartlett; two
sisters-in-law, Crystal Smith and Serena Brown; three
nephews, Marlon Smith, Michael Forbes and Gary
Williams; three nieces, Ghariesh Williams, Michel Forbes
and Shakara; first cousins Preserita Jones, Katherine
Bauld, Zelda Smith, Nishka Bain, Robert, Tom, Shanta,
Deon, Darill, Danard, Sharese, Sonia, Loushel, Roshel
and Lewis Stuart, Shakera Ferguson, Sheritfa Knowles,
Dwight, Dwayne, Darcian and Delvin Parker, Chad and
Romel Hepburn, Isaac and Meguel Pinder, Bernadette,
Sharad, Shayne, Pamela, Sheila, Daniel, Rodney and
Micane Cartwright, Matthew, Dona and Travis Bess and"
a host of other relatives and friends including Gil4a and
Kattie Missick, Annett Dean, Terresa Turnquest, Marilyn
Cartwright Wilchombe, Madlin and family, the McKinney e
family, Lindred and Veronica Smith, Samuel Stuart and
Glen Knowles.


Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager
Funeral Hme and Crematorium on Friday, March 2, 2007
from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the
church form 9:30 a.m. until service time.


GREGORY
LUNDY, 30


a resident of #51 Coral Reef
Estates, Freeport will be held
on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at
10:00 a.m. at Upper Room
Deliverance Disciple Centre,
Wimpole and Walton Streets,
Freeport. Officiating will be
Pastor Bill Kelly. Interment will
follow in The Grand Bahama Memorial Park, Frobisher
Drive.

Left to cherish his memory are six brothers, Godfrey,
Randy, Kevin, Calvin, Garth and Mario Lundy; ten sisters,
Georgina Symonette, Edlyn, Yvette, Val, Daphanie, Tamara
and Florina Lundy, Linda Ferguson, Vanessa Rolle of
West Palm Beach, Florida and Stephanie Munroe; four
uncles, Rudolph Ash, Jeremiah, Harold and Clyde Lundy;
six aunts, Louise Saunders, Patrice Lindsy, Bernadette
Russell, Alzona Taylor, Geneva Ritchie and Rebecca Ash;
three nephews, Justin, Colby and Colin and a host of other
relatives and friends including Ally Symonette, Kingsley
Russell, Edwin Clarke of Nassau, Jermaine, Winslow,
Frederick, Roderick, Christian, Andrew, Lexeo, Cordero,
Tevin, Keyron, Kimberley and Kayla Ash, Shelly Ann
and Angelo Hall, Ricardo Saunders, Winston and Kelly
Saunders, Jamillah Ferguson, Donna Ash, Mildred
Knowles, Marra and, Christine Saunders; and special
friend Joanna Davis. '

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager
Funeral Home and Crematorium, Queens Highway,
Freeport on Friday, March 2, 2007 from 12:00 noon until
6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m.
until service time.


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Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas


LUCILLE ELIZABETH
WELLS-SMITH, 48


of Rosetta and Mackey Streets and formerly of Gray's,
Long Island will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
at Mission Baptist Church, East & Hay Streets.
She is survived by One (1) Daughter: Vaneisha Smith;
Two (2) Grandchildren: Ambrenique Miller and
Ronaldo Butterfield; Two (2) Sisters: Remonica and
Brenda Wells; Three (3) Brothers: Derick, Allan and
Roscoe Wells; Three (3) Nephews: Daryn and Collin
Wells and Devon Rolle; Four (4) Nieces: Luchenya
Wells, Anya Rolle, Desryn and Denice Gilford; Two (2)
Sisters-in-law: Sharon and Ernestine Wells; Two (2)
Brothers-in-law: Clarence Gilford and Raymond Wells;
Seven (7) Uncles: Phillip, Rudolph, Charles and Archie
Moree, Michael Cartwright, Delbert Cartwright Sr. and
Loran Wells; Six (6) Aunts: Antoinette Wells, Ignes,
Verona and Emma Cartwright, Louise Knowles and
Sarah Moree; and a host of other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention.
Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers' Funeral
Homes & Crematorium.


MR. ERIC DUDLEY
ADDERLEY, 63
of Gray's Long Island will be held on Saturday, March
3rd 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa Anglican Church,
Gary's Long Island. Officiating will be Catechists Larry
Cartwright and Roland Wells. Interment will follow in
Gray's Public Cemetery.
He is survived by Four (4) Brothers; Wilmore, Charles,
Allan and Douglas Adderley; One (1) Uncle; Leon
Knowles; Two (2) Aunts; Verna Knowles and Edna
Wells; Three (3) Sisters-in-law; June, Florence and
Sigrid Adderley; numerous nieces, nephews and a host
of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held at the church in Gray's, Long Island
on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.
Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers' Funeral
Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets.


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"MULTIPLICATION"
TOPIC: "The Mouth the Key to Your Increase"
By: Pastor Kenneth H.B. Adderley
Read: Proverbs 18:20-21
My brothers and sisters, where you are today were created by the words
you said out of your mouth or from the mouth others that you accepted.
The mouth is
where words are spoken from.'
* Words are not cheap; they will cost you or benefit you later. Wars
begin because of words. Peace comes only when we get together,
negotiate and dialogue.
* Words link people, are the bridge to your future. The words you say
out of your mouth matters in your life, your family, your marriage,
your ministry, your job, your community, your country, the world.

Matthew 12:36-37
"But I say to you, that for every idle word men may speak, they will
give account of it in the Day of Judgment. For by your words you will
be justified, and by your words you will be condemned".
The mouth is the entrance gate to your blessing, increase, multiplication,
healing, deliverance, and breakthrough. It is also the gate to your
decrease, division, subtraction, death, decay and evil. The mouth speaks,
calls forth, declares, confesses, and create things. Don't allow your
mouth to cause you to miss your Increase in this season of multiplication.
"So shall My word be that goes forth from my mouth: it shall not return
to Me void, but it shall accomplish what 1 please and it shall prosper
in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11
There is Increase, multiplication connected to the Word of God that
is spoken from your mouth.

HOW TO GET YOUR INCREASE FROM YOUR
MOUTH?
* Words have Creative Power: Genesis 1:2-3; Genesis 1:21-22
* Words must be heard to Increase: Romans 10:17;Hebrews 11:1,6
* Words call forth things: Romans 4:17: Mark 11:22-24
* Words confess things: Romans 10:9-10;Hebrews 10:23
- Words declare things: Job 22:27-28; Psalm 118:17; Proverbs 12:14
* Words must stay in the mouth: Joshua 1:7-8
* Words are Praises unto God: Psalm 34:1-3
* Words has corruptive Power: Ephesians 4:29;Luke 6:45;
John 11: Ezekiel 37:1-14

PRAYER
"Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, 1 confess right now, and realize
that I am a sinner. I repent of all my sins. I change my heart, my mind,
my direction and I turn toward Jesus Christ. I confess with my mouth
that Godraised Jesus Christ from the dead, and I believe in my heart
that Jesus Christ is alive and operates in my life. I thank you Lord that
I am saved.
AMEN"




Monday, March 5th, 2007,

Temple of the Word, 7:30pm


IYTC/2007, Grand Bahama, Calvary Temple
Dates: March 25th-28th

Theme: "By His Spirit"
Pastor Kenneth Adderley/Nassau
Pastor Unay Jones/Freeport
Pastor Robert Lockhart


Temple of t) Worb Ainistries
1275 Breadfruit Street Pinewood Gardens
P.O.Box SB-50164, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242 392-58881 Fax: 242 392-0988
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Sunday Momir
Breakthrough Service.
Sunday School 9:'
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Night Service 7:
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Wednesday Nig
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Women's Ministries 1st ,\ jndays
Issues of the Night 2nd Sur day Night
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Connect 5 Marriage Ministries every 4th Friday

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ministering to the deaf


By ROSE FRENCH
Associated Press Writer
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) -
Brian Sims was sitting in traffic when
a car with a booming stereo pulled up
next to him.
Feeling vibrations from the pulsat-
ing vehicle, the Baptist pastor who
ministers to the deaf got an idea: cre-
ating a one-of-kind church exclusively *
for deaf people.
Today, the Brentwood Baptist Deaf
Church has more than 30 speakers
beneath the floor so congregants can, "
feel the vibration of the music.
Many churches provide sign lan-
guage for deaf and partially deaf wor-
shippers, but this church in a
Nashville suburb is unique because it
was built specifically with a deaf min-
istry in mind.
"There is a hearing church, basical-
ly, on every corner, but there's not
really any place like this," Sims said. 0 MEMBERS
"It's a place where the deaf know, during a
'This is for me,' that it meets their
needs," Sims said.
The church has a loop system,
which allows anyone with a hearing
aid to tie into the sound system with knew having a clear line of sight to
the flip of a switch. the altar area as well as good lighting
Each seat also is wider to give and music were crucial in the church
church members more space to com- design.
municate in sign language. Often, churches that have inter-
The Southern Baptist church has preters for the deaf have carpets and
about 150 people who attend, with pews which deaden vibration. Large
Sunday services that are now simul- pillars and other obstacles can
cast for 600 to 700 people in 16 loca- obstruct views of the altar, and too
tions across the country. many windows can cause a glare.
Sims said he wants the church to "If you're a deaf person. I think it
become a training ground for deaf makes the service more meaningful to
pastors and church leaders, because be able to feel the music from the
most seminaries currently require floor," Stiles said through an inter-
deaf students to have their own inter- preter. "The (violet) coloring from
preters and most can't afford such an the walls make it easier to see. The
expense, acoustics are easier to understand the
The church held a pilot conference message and to communicate better."
last year to train deaf pastors and The National Association for the
leaders, with about 100 people from Deaf estimated in the late 1990s that
around the Southeast attending. A there were only about 1,000 mainly
national conference is planned for deaf congregations nationwide for the
this fall. nearly 30 million deaf and partially
Texas architect Cynthia Stiles, who deaf Americans.
designed the church, said she couldn't Kathy Black, professor at
find any structure like it as she was in Claremont School of Theology and a
the planning stage. former chaplain at Gallaudet
'1 Stiles,' wh-t aftlso is deaf. -said -hd"` University for tlIc' sf.'sad is ,l arcI


of the Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church congregation pray
service simulcast in 16 locations across the country.
(AP Photo: Mark Humphrey)


likely fewer deaf ministries now than
in the past because many don't get the
funding they need to survive.
"A lot of the mainline Protestant
churches are struggling financially,
and when it comes to budget cuts,
(deaf ministry) is often the first to go.
It's expensive to pay an interpreter,"
she said. "Churches think it's a large
amount of money for a relatively
small population of people."
Sims, whose adopted parents are
deaf, noted some studies have shown
that between 80 percent and 90 per-
cent of deaf people don't attend
church. He believes that's likely
because churches don't have inter-
preters and other accommodations.
Brentwood Baptist Church hired
Sims in 1995 to start a full-time min-
istrv to the deaf, but the church's cur-
rent location wasn't built until 2003,
after it received a $1.5 million dona-
tion. Before that, the church held
services in different facilities.
"Historically what takes place in a
deaf church that's under a hearing
chiirchiis they're icoved from place to


place because they're low man on the
totem pole," Sims said. "Deaf work is
not a money maker."
Black said that's part of why the
Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church is so
unique.
"That's the first church I've every
heard of that's built for deaf people,"
she said.
"Most of the deaf churches just
struggle to survive. It puts the deaf
front and center."
Janet Clark, 64, of Nashville, said
she began to attend the Brentwood
deaf church in the mid-'90s after she
lost part of her hearing from an inner-
ear disease.
"My husband and I were attending
a hearing church," Clark said. "But
when I could no longer hear the min-
ister's sermon, my husband asked me
if I wanted to attend the deaf church.
"At my former hearing church, I
could hear nothing. But at the deaf
church I can understand everything.
So it is such a blessing to be in an
environment where I can function
and participate fully."






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PG 12 Thursday, March 1, 2007


Cebar Crest funeral Jome
DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352






PASTOR NABAL
LOUIS 44 -

Residence: Carmichael Road ..
Formerly of: Basunble Haiti" .
Time: 2:00p.m.
Date: Sunday, 4th March, *
2007
Church: Ebenezer Baptist
Church
Location: Lazaretto Road
Officiate: Pastor Laurent .
Papauloute and other
ministers
Cemetery: Southern Cemetery
Location: Cowpen & Spikenard Roads
Cherished memories are held by
Wife: Louisana Louis
Children: Nahomie, Jackson, Esperance, Rolni, Bervalie,
Manolie, Inalie and Inalia Louis
3 Grandchildren
Father: Maudira Louis
Brother: Rosanber Louis
4 Sisters: Florida, Ludiana, Rania and Cerise Louis
Nephews and nieces including Michelle and Dana Joseph,
Mirlande, Kerlange, Rita, Manoucheka, Martha and Winnie
N. Louis, Archelie and Nadia Loubien, Ermionne, Roselor,
Eclesiace, Gous, Dominique, Pierre-Paul, Lageure, Wisenique,
Edouard, Efrodra, Evose, Mamathe, Althanie and Emilienne.
Cousins: Lucane and Laurette Bejasma, Siline Louis, Lofila,
Lefin, Choisilia and Santiago Pierre Rilus,
Father and mother-in-law: Mr. and Mrs. Carlice Carmeus
A host of other relatives and friends including Mrs. Ingrid
Peters, Rock Noel, Antoinette Bonaby, Ministers Sergo Blanc,
Zamius Williams, Cedu, Ilones Melidor, Jean-Marie Jacques,
Henry Claude Seme and Junior St. Pierre, Mr. and Mrs.
McIntosh, Mr. Williams, Bishop and Mrs. Fre Guepson,
Bishop and Mrs. Roker, Pastor and Mrs. Antoine Louis, Pastor
and Mrs. Wilne Joseph, Pastor and Mrs. Laurent Papouloute
and the officers and members of the Mountaintop Church
and other too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on
Saturday from 10:00a.m., until 5.00p.m., and at the church
on Sunday from 12:30 p.m until service time.


religionnews




'Leading from Beneath'


"Leadership requires the courage to
make decisions that will benefit the next
generation." Allan Autry
Under the theme 'Leading from
Beneath', the Bahamas
Evangelical Church
Association (BECA) held its 57th
Leadership Conference last week at
Freeport Bible Church, Grand Bahama.
The BECA consists of 13 churches
from around the Bahamas, including six
Creole speaking congregations. These
churches are:
Freeport Bible Church, Grand
Bahama Pastor Wilbur Outten
(Superintendent of BECA)
Bethany Baptist, Grand Bahama -
Pastor Barry Joseph
Friendship Mission, Abaco Pastor
Ronald McIntosh
Friendship Tabernacle, Abaco Pastor
Silbert Mills
Friendship Baptist, Abaco Pastor
Joseph Antoine
Fellowship Bible, Andros Pastor
Edward Godet
Inagua Gospel Chapel, Inagua Pastor
Carl Farquharson
Berea Mission, Mayaguana Acting
Leader Mildred Williamson
Carmichael Bible Church, New
Providence Pastor Daniel Simmons
Carmichael Evangelical Church, New
Providence Pastor Wilney Joseph
Fox Hill Evangelical Church, New
Providence Pastor Laurent Papaloute
Ebenezer Baptist Church, New
Providence Pastor Laurent Papaloute
Baraca Baptist, New Providence -
Bishop Roland Swain
Thirty-four delegates traveled from
these islands to converge with hundreds
of members of Freeport Bible Church
and guests for this exciting two day lead-
ership conference.
Guest Speaker, Pastor Evan S Burrows
from First Baptist of College Hill, Tampa,
Florida, in his presentation on Thursday
evening, helped those in attendance to
understand what leadership is. This may
be summed up in one phrase,
"Leadership is influence- nothing more,
nothing less." It is not your position or
knowledge that makes you a leader, but
your ability to influence others to follow
and act on your vision.
On Friday morning Pastor Burrows
encouraged those in attendance to record
on a piece of paper five visions for their
church, five things that they would like to
see accomplished within their church in
the near future. He then admonished all
to develop their leadership skills,
whether they were in a leadership posi-
tion in the Church or not, in playing their
part to bring these visions to fruition.
Pastor Wilbur Outten, host pastor and
superintendent of the BECA, on Friday
morning, spoke on the topic "Embracing
the Future with 20/20 Vision."
In his inspiring presentation, Pastor
Outten again encouraged delegates to
envision the future and based on


Habakkuk 2:1-3, record their vision, and
make it clear, writing down the thoughts
and ideas God places in their hearts. He
also referenced Proverbs 29:18, "Where
there is no vision, the people perish."
Pastor Outten continued by saying to
the leaders that when their vision of the
future is not clear, the people, their fol-
lowers become demoralized, discour-
aged, detached and disgruntled. Having
20/20 vision he said, will clarify your life
or ministry purpose, will give you energy
and passion, will inspire the team, will
attract resources and it helps you to keep
your problems in perspective.
On Friday evening, guest speaker,
Pastor Evan Burrows concluded the two
day conference with a thought provoking
presentation on the conference theme
'Leading from Beneath'. "You may not
be in a positional or structural place of
authority; however you can exercise your
leadership skills by leading from
beneath."
Pastor Burrows explained that under-
standing the connection between leader-
ship and influence is key to leading from
beneath. You may not be the pastor or
the leader of a certain auxiliary of your
church; however you may be able to
influence others including your leaders
by example. And in so doing you must
still respect the pastor or person in
authority. Pastor Burrows said that in his
experience he has realized that there are
four critical elements to being able to
lead from beneath:
Commitment to humility
God is the ultimate decider of who is
top dog. Psalm 75:6-7
Humility allows us to transfer respon-
sibility to God.
Humility is the soil of greatness.
Matthew 23:11
Commitment to God's agenda
Know the season of your ministry.
Daniel 2:19-22
God will determine the curtain call.
Acts 1:7
Understand and accept your role on
the team. I Corinthians 12:4-31
Commitment to Loyalty I Samuel 26:2
and I Samuel 11:3
Success for the organisation is bigger
than your own agenda.
Make sure you are pursuing kingdom
goals.
Resist the temptation to sabotage.

Commitment to excellence
Demonstrate competence in your
given task. Colossians 3:23-24
Excellence demonstrates your com-
mitment to the organisation
Excellence validates your opinions.
All in attendance at the BECA's 57th
Leadership Conference were certainly
inspired to develop their leadership skills,
begin leading from beneath, and to make
decisions that will benefit the next gener-
ation.






THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



I "- l-i '1 i 4 "


LILLYMAE
ADDERLEY, 64


a resident of Kennedy Subdivision and
formerly of the Bluff, South Andros, will
be held on Saturday 3rd March 2007 at
11am at the New Lively Hope Baptist
Church, Jerome Ave. Officiating will be
the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Higgs assisted by
other ministers of the Gospel. Internment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road. Services have been entrusted to
Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel, #19
Mount Royal Avenue and Kenwood
Streets.


Left to cherish her fond memory are, Her
mother, Harriet Rolle; eight (8) daughters, Nurse Valerie and Nurse Kendra
Adderley, Vernice, Suzette, Daphne, Princess and Shanell Adderley and
Paulette Adderley- Lloyd; seven (7) adopted daughters, Pepsi, Lorraine,
Sherrine, Deborah, and Paulette Storr, Madeline and Shannon Lloyd; three
adopted sons, Aubrey Robinson Jr., Kenatate Kelly and Ferrell Campbell;
twenty-five (25) grandchildren, fifteen (15) greatgrandchildren, one (1)
daughter-in-law, Ruthmae Adderley; one (1) son-in-law, Aranah Lloyd Sr.;
eight (8) sisters, Lucine Darcy, Eloise Watkins, Ezrene, Mable, Magnola,
Beryl, Arabella and Maxine Rolle; four (4) brothers, Ivan, Clyde, Alton and
Alexander Rolle; thirteen (13) aunts, Miriam Green, Francita, Inez and Ella
Rolle, Viola Sands, Lula Bain, Prudence Johnson, Loretta Burrows, Virginia
Curry, Bab, Dot, Eurika and Pearlniva McKinney; three (3) uncles, Nathaniel
and Whitfield McKinney and George Green of Miami Fl. and Rev. Euthal
Green; two (2) brothers-in-law, Bishop Dexter Kemp and Albert Darcy; nine
(9) sisters-in-law, Sheila, Shirley and Luin Adderley, Annamae Kemp,
Joycelyn Smith, Nenia, Debbie and Gwendolyn Rolle; sixtyfour (64) nieces
and nephews, a host of relatives and friends including, His Excellency A.D.
and Lady Hanna, Rev. Theophilus and Blooming Neely, Jenny Neely, Rev.
and Sis. Clement Neely, Anna Forbes, Suzie Green, Ethel Edwards, Linda,
Seal, Betty, Derrick and Alice Edwards, Gladys Saunders, Mesphia and
Candy Curry, Rev. G.K. Russell and family, Caroline Rolle and family, Elvia,
Pearl Stubbs and family, Keith Coakley and family, Myrtle and Warren Rolle,
Ricky Phillips, Everette Miller, Marvin Thompson, Troy Saunders, Rev.
Hilbert Flowers and family, Rev. and Lady Higgs and the New Lively Hope
family, Tyronne Johnson, Gloria Neely, Ednamae Rolle, Dena Rolle, James
Pratt, Luciel Adderley and family, Derrick and Wently Smith, Jackie Major
and family, Eleanor Adderley and Family, Mr. And Mrs. Ian Cox, Neville
Thompson, Leona Adderley and family, Marsha Neymour and family, The
Kelly family, Mr. and Mrs. Erick McGregor, Mr. and Mrs. Stephanie Riley,
Audrey Smith, Maislen McKinney, Linda Thompson, Andrea Bain, the entire
Management and Staff of Whim Automotive, The Strachan's Alley family,
The Kennedy Subdivision family, The Bluff, South Andros family, The Staff
of The Princess Margaret Hospital Operation Theatre, The Staf Of Betty K.
Shipping, The Hatchet Bay farnily And others too numerous to name
Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday form 10am
to 6 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am until service time at the Church.


THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007, PAGE 13
I


Bethel Brothers Morticians
Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


PHILLIP JAMES
INGRAHAM, 47

of Pear Dale will be held on
Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Rhodes
Memorial Methodist church, Mt.
S. Rose Ave. Bishop Raymond Neilly
and Rev. Emily Demeritte will
S officiate. Interment will be made
in Ebenezer Cemetery, Shirley
Street.

Loving parents, Freda and Samuel
Ingraham; sisters, Angela Nairn
\ and Clementina Braynen; brothers,
Anthony and Michael Ingraham;
step-son, Kifftino Davis; uncles and aunts, Anthony, Laban and Vincent
Thompson, Russell Strachan Sr., William Symonette, Anna Strachan,
Jackie, Caroline and Ella Thompson and Bloneva Smith, and their
families; brothers and sister-in-law, Jonathan Nairn and Maxwell
Braynen, Ambrosine Ingraham; and their families; nieces and nephews,
Angelique, Tammie, Antonia, Jacara, Kendra, Michael, Michaela,
Kerae, Audley, Anthony, Philip, Devon, Jonathan, Tedra, Theophilus,
Whitfield, and their families; cousins/cousins-in-law, Patrice, Lisa,
Faye, Tina, Ernestine, Kayla, Antonia, Krista, Russell, Troy, David,
Daveia, Devette, Taneika, Taneil, Celeste, Christal, Cade Jr., Fayth,
Kingsley Jr., Kristin, Aaron, Hope, Justin, Nodia, Shazia, Shazette,
Xavier, Gabrielle, Chaz, Cheniece, Zuri, Lyric, Jere, Tanya Betje,
Andre, Cade, Oneil, Kingsley, Jean, Margo, and their families; other
relatives and friends including, Elder Johnson, Cleveland Knowles,
Judson Nairn, Lathen Ferguson, Ena Thompson and family, Addie
Culmer and family, Prescola Stuart and family, Louise Sands and
family, Eunice Pyfrom, Stanley Miller, Gloria Wallace, Leo Carey
and family, Caroline Strachan, Winnie Ferguson, Lt. Franklyn
Thompson, Helen Taylor, Lily Smith, Pat, Mona and Cleary, Rose
and Wilberforce Seymour and family, Linda and Philip Ferguson and
family, Nathea and Shari Moxey and family, Sybil Seymour and
family, Dorothy Johnson and family, Raymond Chea and family,
Sandra Rolle and family, Terrice Curry, Barbara Miller, Adlim, Morris
and family, Dale Pearce and family, Natasha Rolle and family, Nelson
Francis, Mabel Gibson and family, Olivea and Yvonne Moore and
family, Hedri and Teddy Symonettt and family, Lorraine Davis and
family, Leonard Nairn and family, The Armstrong family, Jerry and
Timetha Rolle and family, Calsey Johnson and family, Margaret Moxey
and family, Gillian Bethel and family, Linda Cartwright and family,
Betty Clarke and family, Claudette Sands and family, Laura Rolle and
family, The Higgs and Johnson family, John Hall and family, George
McKinney and family, The Pear Dale Community, Rev. Hervis Bain
and family, The Williams family, Rev. Leonard Roberts and family,
Rev. Edward Sykes and family, Rev. Henley Perry and family, Rev.
J. Emette Weir and family, Rev. Carl Campbell and family, Rev. Brian
Seymour and family, Rev. Raymond Neilly and family, Rev. Emily
Demeritte and family, Rev. Mark Christmas and family, Rev. Colin
Newton and family and The Entire Rhodes and Good Shepherd Church
family and many, many more relatives and friends too numerous to
mention.
May his soul rest in peace

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


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eligionnews




Helping to preserve sacred



institution of marriage


HELP SAVE THE FAMILY RALLY In an effort to help preserve the Leslie Woodside, chairman for Freeport committee and Elder Jeff Hepburn of
sacred institution of marriage, Rex Major and Associates, in cooperation with Agape House. Standing back row from left are; Pastor Terry Munnings,
church leaders of Grand Bahama, have announced that they will be holding a Miracle Working House of Prayer; Pastor Lucian M Curry, Calvary Bible
"Help Save the Family Rally" that is geared towards protecting the family. Church; Deacon Jeff Hollingsworth, St Vincent de Paul, Roman Catholic;
Standing from left front row are; Rex Major, event coordinator; Pastor Robert Leslie J Minus, secretary, Rex Major and Associates; Pastor Philip A Munroe,
Lockhart, Calvary Temple Assemblies of God; Pastor Talmadge Dean, First Word of Life Ministries and Deacon John R Swain, Grace Bible Fellowship.
Born Deliverance; Bishop Sobig Kemp, Freedom International Ministries; Missing from photo are Reverend Peter Pinder, Zion Baptist Church and
Churchill Tener-Knowles, chairman of Rex Major and Associates; Bishop Reverend Dr J Emmette Weir of the Methodist Church.



Pastor OutteWrforms commissioning service of Brother Maycock


THE commissioning service of
Brother Kyle Maycock was per-
formed by Pastor Wilbur Outten,
superintendent of the Bahamas
Evangelical Church Association
(BECA), and pastor of Freeport
Bible Church, Grand Bahama, and
Pastor Karol Roache, associate pas-
tor, Freeport Bible Church.
After committing his life to Christ
in December 1999, Brother Maycock


felt a call to full time ministry while
serving in the Youth Department at
Freeport Bible Church. He was pre-
sented an opportunity to pursue his
calling and attended Trinity College
of Florida in Tampa, Florida; where
he recently graduated receiving a
Bachelor's Degree in Bible and
Theology with a focus in Pastoral
Ministry.
Kyle has been privileged to serve


under both Pastor Outten at Freeport
Bible Church and Reverend Evan
Burrows at First Baptist College Hill,
Tampa, Florida.'He has also minis-
tered in London, Kenya and Tanzania
- East Africa, and will be serving the
saints at Berea Mission in Pirates
Well, Mayaguana in the weeks to
come. He plans to continue his educa-
tion in January 2008 by pursuing a
Master's Degree in Counselling. His


life verse is "David shepherded the
people with integrity of heart and
skilled hands". (Psalm 78:72)
As Brother Maycock leaves for
Mayaguana in a few weeks, we the
members of Freeport Bible Church
wish him God's many blessings. We
are certain that after the recent
BECA 57th Leadership conference,
he is now even more equipped and
inspired to lead!








The Tribune


Thursday, March 1, 2007 PG 15


religionnews




'I believe kids are not safe in




Southern Baptist churches'


By ROSE FRENCH
Associated Press Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The victims' advo-
cates who dogged the Roman Catholic Church over
sex abuse by its clergy have now turned their attention
to the Southern Baptists, accusing America's largest
Protestant denomination of also failing to root out
molesters.
The Chicago-based Survivors Network of those
Abused by Priests has started a campaign to call attetn-
tion to alleged sex abuse committed by Southern
Baptist ministers and concealed by churches.
SNAP presented a letter Monday to Southern
Baptist Convention executive committee members in
Nashville, asking the group to adopt a zero-tolerance
policy on sex abuse and to create an independent
review board to investigate molestation reports.
Church leaders concede there have been some inci-
dents of abuse in Southern Baptist congregations, but
say their hands are tied when it comes to investigating
complaints across the denomination.
Unlike the Catholic Church, with its rigid hierarchy,
Baptist churches are independent. They make their
own decisions about hiring ministers and conducting
investigations, Baptist leaders say.
"They don't want to see this problem," said Christa
Brown, a SNAP member from Austin, Texas, who says
she was sexually abused as a child by a Southern
Baptist minister. "That's tragic because they're imitat-
ing the same mistakes made by Catholic bishops."
In the past six months SNAP has received reports of
about 40 cases of sexual abuse by Southern Baptist
ministers with some of the incidents dating back
many years, Brown said. SNAP leaders hold that abuse
is typically underreported because being molested is
such a painful experience that victims often wait years
before stepping forward.
Southern Baptist Convention president Frank Page
said the denomination plans to teach its churches how
to conduct background checks, and to require letters of
recommendation for job candidates.
But he said the Southern Baptist Convention, which
has 16.3 million members, does not have the legal
authority to create an independent board to investigate
abuse complaints.
"As much as possible within our structure, we're
going to assist churches," Page said. "We're deeply
concerned about this. We believe children are the most
precious gifts from God."
Southern Baptists passed a resolution in 2002 urging
its churches to discipline ministers guilty of sexual
abuse and to cooperate with authorities in their prose-
cution.
But Brown said that's not enough. She says the
Southern Baptists need an independent review board
precisely because there's no clear chain of command
among Baptist churches. The SBC also does not keep
a list of ministers who have been accused of abuse.
Advocates say this means molesters could move from
church to church.
"I believe kids are not safe in Southern Baptist
churches," said Brown, who runs a Web site called the


Chicago-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

starts campaign to call attention to alleged sex abuse committed

by Southern Baptist ministers and concealed by churches


* 4


* DEBBIE Vasquez holds a picture of herself at
age 14, at her workplace in Irving, Texas. Vasquez
says she was raped when she was 15 by a minister of
her church.
(AP Photo: Donna McWilliam)

Voice to Stop Baptist Predators.
One SNAP member, Debbie Vasquez, said she was
raped by a Southern Baptist minister in Texas when
she was 15 years old.
Now 48, Vasquez filed a lawsuit last year against the
pastor, the Rev Dale "Dickie" Amyx and his current
church, Bolivar Baptist in Sanger, Texas, about 45
miles north of Dallas. She claims the church knew, or
should have known, about Amyx's past.
Vasquez says she was raped when Amyx was a min-
ister at the now-defunct Calvary Baptist Church in
Lewisville, another town north of Dallas.
When she became pregnant with Amyx's child at age
18, church leaders forced her to go before the congre-
gation and ask forgiveness as an unwed mother. But


the congregation was never told it was Amyx's baby.
The lawsuit claims Calvary Baptist helped Amyx get
another job at a church in Arizona.
Amyx acknowledged in court documents that he had
a sexual relationship with Vasquez and was the father
of her child. Texas court records also show that Amyx
was convicted in 1967 for giving beer to a minor.
When reached at home Wednesday, Amyx said he
couldn't comment on the case and referred all ques-
tions to his lawyer, James A Harrison. The attorney did
not return multiple phone calls.
Vasquez said she filed the suit because she fears
Amyx could be abusing other girls and she wants to see
him removed from his position.
"In any denomination where you have these men
with this power that's not questioned and you have
these people who are vulnerable...you're going to have
a problem," Vasquez said.
Philip Jenkins, a professor of religious studies and
history at Pennsylvania State University and author of
the book "Pedophiles and Priests," said it's harder to
track child sexual abuse in Protestant denominations.
"Southern Baptists are massively decentralized com-
pared to the Catholic Church," he said. "They're inde-
pendent. It's very difficult to gauge how many abuses
might be occurring within the Southern Baptist
Convention."
Several child sex abuse cases in Southern Baptist
churches have surfaced recently.
Bellevue Baptist, a megachurch near Memphis, fired
a longtime minister, the Rev Paul Williams, last month
after he acknowledged sexually abusing his son 17
years ago.
The church's internal investigation found that church
leaders, including current pastor, the Rev Steve
Gaines, knew about the abuse last year, but did not act
immediately.
The investigation began in December only after the
prodding of Williams' son, who asked Gaines why his
father was allowed to continue as a minister even after
leaders had found out about the abuse.
"I.accept full re ility and could have handled
this in a more app ~te way," Gaines told the con-
gregation last month.
In another case, Shawn Davies, a former music and
youth minister at the First Baptist Church of
Greenwood, Mo, pleaded guilty last month to molest-
ing boys ages 12 to 16.
Vasquez says she's seeking damages for medical
costs and mental and physical injury as well as punitive
damages.
"They're allowing these men to go from church to
church," she said. "They're not protecting the victims.
They're protecting themselves."












A, Bethel Brothers Morticians



Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


BERYL JEMIMA
GIBSON, 63

of#32 Meadows Blvd., Winton Meadows
and formerly of Bottle Creek, North
Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands will be
held on Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Abundant
Life Bible Church, Abundant Life Road.
Re. Dr. Edward Allen, Pastor Gil
Maycock and Pastor Algernon Malcolm
.will officiate. Interment will be made in
S Lakeview Memorial Gardens, J.F.K.
Drive.

On Tuesday, January 30, 2007,Beryl went to work as usual. While driving
on her way home that evening, she experienced a terrible headache. After
trying to call her children on their cell phones and not being able to get the
call through, she was able to contact her friends Ronald and Helen Stubbs.
They carried her to Doctor's Hospital where she was admitted. On Friday,
February 2, 2007 she was air lifted to Jackson Memorial-Hospital, in Miami,
Florida, for further treatment. She responded well to the necessary procedures.
Unfortunately on Monday, February 12, 2007 she suffered a stroke and two
more on Tuesday, February 13th, 2007. She quietly went home to Glory on
Tuesday, February 20, 2007, with her son, daughter and sister-in-law by her
side.

Her presence will be greatly missed. And life lessons and values she taught
will be instilled in our hearts forever.
Left to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her husband, Alexander
W. Gibson; her children, Alexandria "Elkie" and Alexis "Cooch" Gibson;
sisters, Ernestine Adderley, Clarice Bethel and Leonora Gardiner; brothers,
Willard, Beaumont and Maxwell Hamilton; aunts, Kathleen Phillips and
Eileen Hamilton; nieces, Caron Moss, Maria Rodriguez, Cindy Bethel, Bonita
Johnson, Kathy Pinder, Kendra Frorup, Patrea Sands and Denise Gardiner
of Los Angeles, California, Dena, Deadria and Crystal Hamilton, Hermean
Sturrup, Kimberly Davis, Margo Wilson, Stacy Hamilton, Marilyn Gardiner,
Hermica "Polly" Gardiner and Sarah Gardiner, Imogene Garvin of Miami,
FI and Carol and Jan, Bonita Simms of Miami, FI; nephews, Keith, Lavaughn,
Willard Jr., Ashley, Antonio, Bryan and Owen Hamilton, Bonfil, Ricardo and
Lester Gardiner, Mahlon Bethel II, Kevin, Warren, Derek, Dwayne, Vaughn
and Van Johnson, Nelson Moss, Samuel Pinder, Norman "Butch" Frorup,
Asa Johnson, Marvin Rodriguez, Franklyn Sturrup, and Dr. Ricardo Davis,
Warren, Lynden and Theodore Clarke, of Miami, FI, Lemuel Gibson, Jr.;
mother-in-law, Dora Simms; sisters-in-law, Annamae Hamilton, Evangeline
Hamilton and Keva Johnson, Pat Hamilton, Susan Gibson, Marjorie Clarke
of Miami, FI; brothers-in-law, Anthony Gardiner; Lemuel Gibson; Sidney
Simms of Minneapolis, Mn; and Rev. Philip Clarke of Miami, FI.; cousins,
Lucille Lightbourn and family, Lorraine Moss andfamily, Arthur and Alfred
Phillips and family, Gilbert Smith and family, Whitfield Smith and family,
Charabelle Henfield and family, Eliza Pratt and family; Carlton Williams and
Family; Brenda Parker, Anita Williams; Monica Jenkins and family of Cocoa,
FI; Tonette Hamilton and family, Bently Hamilton of Baltimore, MD, James
"Jimmy", Lincoln of Miami, FI; and Kathleen Hamilton and family, Rev.


Calvert Hamilton and Family, Panditta, Esterleen and Geneva Jolly, Carmen
Hamilton and family, Ona Stubbs and family of Freeport, Gertrude Gardiner,
Sarah Walkine and Bernice Lightbourn; grand nieces and nephews, Mateo
and Gabrielle Rodriguez, Vashan Lloyd, Sascha Hamilton, Saman and Kato
Pinder, Alexis Frorup, Anwar and Cherkedra Holmes, Antoine, Ashia and
Matthew Johnson, Talaine, Cameron and Ryan Gardiner of Los Angeles,
California, Tia Rolle, T'Shura Johnson, Akira, Frankia and Franklyn Sturrup,
Jr., Olivia, Maxwell Jr., and Oranique Hamilton, Ricardo, Shakora, Saraneka,
Margenata and Kevin Evans, Bonfil Jr., and Travis Gardiner, Ayshia Hamilton,
Sedia and Dominique Wilson, Abdul Johnson, Shamareka and Keneisha
Davis, and Alicia Wilson; god children Dr. Ebbie Jackson, Bonfill Gardiner
Sr.. Taneille Curtis, Missionary Lisa Gardiner, Brandon Stubbs, Jeron Pratt,
Ajani and Ajai Culmer: other relatives, Carmine Gardiner and and family,
Emily Lightbourn and family, Gertude Miller and family, Leoni Lockhart,
Ivy Poitier. Mildred Hamilton Gertrude Lockhart, Ivy Poitier, Mildred
Hamilton, Sonny Walkine and family, Bertha and Enid Gardiner of Long
Island New York, Dr. Clarabelle Gardiner and family, Gertrude Demeritte
and family, Father Crosley Walkine and family, Sheila Moxey and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam Jones and family, Beatrice and Rev. Simeon Hall and
family, Marcel and Lela Lightbourn and family, the Hamilton families, the
Glinton family, the Walkine family, the Swann family, the Gardiner family,
the Smith family, the Outten family, the Hall family, the Forbes family, the
Phillips family, the Missick family, the Jolly family, the Musgrove tamily,
and the Astwood family; friends, Pastor and Mrs. Rev. Dr. Edward Allen,
Magnol Walker, Mrs. Stephanie Duncanson, Mr. Albert Armbrister, Mr. and
Mrs. Buford Curtis and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Pratt and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Ron Stubbs and family, Mitzi Swaby, Peggy Wright, Perky O'Brien
and family, Marissa Mason-Smith, Mrs. Calvese Horton-Rolle and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Edison Sumner and the Voices of Praise family, Val Wraing,
Faith Roxbury, Jean Edgecombe, Althea Albury, Patsy Anderson, Carolyn
Hanna, Pastor and Mrs. Algernon Malcolm, Joyce Knowles and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Stubbs and family, The Board of Directors and Management
and Staff of The Bahamas Development Bank, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony.
Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McCartney and family, Mr. and Mrs. Quenton
Culmer and family, Mrs. Dale McHardy and family, Linda Munroe, "The
Domino Girlz", Barbie, Claudia, Timika, Tadneisha, Floretta, and Annie,
Mrs. Gidget Turnquest and family, Mrs. Audrey Symonette and family, The
Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, MP for Yamacraw and Minister of Social Services
and Community Development, Mr. and Mrs. Arlington Butler, Pastor Alphonso
Hinsey, The Entire Abundant Life family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sands and
family, Blanche Moss, The Whylly family, The Richardson family, Sir
Arlington and Mrs. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Grafton Ifill, Sr. and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Toran Sands, Mr. Solomon Knowles, Mrs. Indira Williamson-Dean
and family, Ms. Fanette Francis and family, Mrs. Sharmaine Forbes and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Briceton Anderson and family and a host of other and,
relatives and friends too numerous to mention; special thanks to, The
Abundant Life Bible Church family, The Management and Staff at Bahamas
Development Bank, The Management and Staff at Fox Locksmith, The
Administration and Staff Kingsway Academy, The Doctors and Staff at
Doctors Hospital (ICU), Dr. Roberto Heros and Staff, Jackson Memorial
Hospital, Miami, Florida and Mr. Dwight Jackson, Richardson Funeral Home,
Miami, Fl, Atlantic Medical Bethel Brothers Morticians

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau
Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church
from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


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k Bethel Brothers Morticians
b0d ITelephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


IRENE EUGENIE
BURROWS, 85

1 of#39 Davis Street and formerly of
Pompey Bay, Acklins will be held on
Saturday 10:00 a.m. at The Parish of
the Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Way,
Stapledon Gardens. The Venerable E.
Etienne E. Bowleg assisted by Rev'd Fr.
Meryvn Johnson and Rev 'd Fr. John
Kabiga will officiate. Interment will be
made in St. Mathews Cemetery, Shirley
Street.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Mark and Anthony
Burrows, Ann Smith and Theresa James; daughters-in-law, Annie and
Valerie Burrows; sons-in-law, Brian Smith and Dr. Larry James;
grandchildren, Mark Jr., Dudley Camille, Patrick, Tamara Lobosky
and Tawana Burrows, Thackery Delancy, Ariel "Mel", Christina and
Chrisna Smith, L. Jahi and Caleb James; adopted daughter, Willie
Dent; stepdaughter, Fercina Burrows; sisters, Louise Williams and
Dorcas Burrows; sisters-in-law, Betrice and Maude Heastie, Theresa,
Calona and Patricia Burrows; brothers-in-law, Luther and Christopher
Burrows; nieces and nephews, His Excellency Governor General
A.D. Hanna, Patrick Hanna, Joyce Allen, Barbara Pierre, Yvonne
Williams, Joan Clarke, Keva Lawrence, Rodney, Brenda, Annette,
Tyrone and Samuel Heastie, Karen Jervis, Pauline Bastian, Betty
Rogers, Coralee Bain, Etienne, Herbert Jr. and Pamela Heasrie,
Stephen and Arnold Heastie Jr., Ethelyn Lundy, Daphne Adderley,
Albertha Bartlett, Elainde Pinder, Sharon Stewart, Janet Kemp, Dr.
Veronica Mciver and Devard Williams, Leona Mitchell, Linelle
Thomspn, Marilyn Goot, Phillip, David, Sherwin and Terrane Burrows,
Sondra Croner, Denis Shipp, Wendy Washington, Rhea Treco, Linda
Masekenuha, Vernice and Nicole Heastie, Alma Evans, Coral
Colebrook, Angela Martin, Gina Cooper, Joann Riley, Denis Hanna,
Diane Charmaine, Jackie, Petra and Marva Burrows, Vernon Hinds,
Andrew, Adrian, David, Neil and Dwayne Burrows; numerous grand
and great grand nieces and nephews, numerous family members
including, The Honourable Malcom Adderley, Elva and Vance Gamble
of Michigan USA, the entire Heastie, Hanna and Tynes family, many
close and loving friends including, Louise "Scottie" Scott, Kathrina
Rutherford, Elaine, Bernard, Shirley Thompson, Mel Wong, Rose
Dickinson, Margret Clarage, Elanor Musgrove, Prisca Pratt, Onya
Stuart, Glenda Coz, Antionette Storr and the entire Holy Trinity
Anglican Church family, especially the A.C.W, The Prayer Band and
the Oakes Field Cell Group.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


MIRIAM
JOHNSON, 62

of #5 William Street, Nassau Village
will be held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Wulff
& Baillou Hill Roads. Canon Basil
Tynes assisted by other ministers of the
gospel will officiate. Interment will be
made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
J.F.K. Drive.
Left to cherish her memory, one daughter, Melissa Evans; three sons,
Stephen Poitier, Derek Wilson of Denver, Colorado and Jamal Evans;
three grandchildren, Cordero McDonald, Daymon and Daria Wilson;
one daughter-in-law, Lori Wilson of Denver, Colorado; six sisters,
Rowena Bullard, Renae Ross of Steubenville, Ohio, Johnnie Mae
Lewis and Rosemarie Ross of New Jersey and Pearline Johnson; one
brother, Wendell Davis; one grandaunt and uncle, Myrtis and Hubert
Duncombe of Deltona Shores, Florida. 11 nieces, Floretta, and Jennifer
Butterfield, Bridgette Walkes, Murietta Scavella, Anastacia Smith,
Cherise Nixon, Ashlee and Lanae Hopkins, Deidra and Queenie Ross
and Tempestt Lewis; 12 nephews, Peter, and Jeffery Butterfield,
Ricardo Wallace, Leon Clarke, Wayde Munnings, Duane, Montoya,
Dino and Kevin Davis, Michael Hopkins, Sherell Ross, and Shannon
Lewis; numerous grand nieces and nephews, Baron Thurston, Chad-
Cherise, Brittany, Ashley, Ashnique Walkes, Javara Smith, Jamara,
Jarrett, Jerome, Janae and Shenell Butterfield, Kyshna Rolle, Waynette
and Andrew Munnings, Leandra and Leon Clarke, Trevor and Tevin
Armbrister, Douglas, Darnique, and Darjae Scavella and Raquel
Wallace; nieces-in-law, Deborah Butterfield and Raquel Munnings
of RBDF; two nephews in law, Chadwick Walkes and Douglas
Scavella; Host of other relatives and friends including, Arthur and
Bernadette Cambridge, Louise McKinney, Jane Smith, Gerran and
Hubert Wells, Johnnie Duncombe of Lauderhills, Florida, Basil Evans,
Hyacinth Garrick, Geraldine Marrett and family, Vernetta Mitchell
and family, Theresa Lamm and family, Wilma Butler and family,
Emily Hamilton and family, Mavis Lockhart and family, Alfreda
Flowers and family, Ruth Russell and family, Laura Williams and
family, Mrs. M. Cleare and family, Ms. G. Young and family,
Livingstone Adderley, Roslyn Sumner and family, and Kimberly
Coleby and family. The Rolles, Jones, Wells, and Dawkins families
of Old Bight, Cat Island, Canon Basil Tynes, and the members of St.
Barnabas Prayer Band and Anglican Church Women, and the St.
Barnabas family; and a host family and friends too numerous to
mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


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244 Market Street P.O. Box EE-16634
Tel: 322-2070 or 322-2072


RUDOLPH ALEXANDER
'ANDREWS, 46

of Carmichael Road will be held
S on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 at
I11:00a.m. at Robinson Morris AME
Chapel Ridgeland Park, West.
Officiating will be Pastor Howard
Williamson; assisted by other
Ministers of the Gospel. Interment
will follow in the Southern
Cemetery. Cowpen & Spikenard
Roads.

Cherished memories will forever linger in the heart of his devoted
Wife of 23 years: Delray Johnson-Andrews: (22) Children: Hazel
& Dario, Saminiquo. Shenandoah. Geno. Valentino, Glen, Miguel,
Anton, Ricardo. Gary, Omar, Darren, Christopher. Chris. Mark,
Larry, Nathaniel, Lorenzo, Mathew, Terrell & Neville: (2) Grand-
children: Akari & Laquaun: Father: James Andrews: Mother:
Hazel Andrews: (9) Brothers: Kenneth. Randolph, Elroy & Anthony,
Nicky, Charlie & Pheron Andrews. Theodore, Rolle, Otis Bowlcg
& Kevin Barr: (21) Sisters: WPC 1762 Natasha Andrews, Lorna
Rolle, Marcia Barr, Lisa Bowleg, Carman Forbes, Abigail, Floy.
DeAngelo, Wilton, Niveah. Denario, Darvano. Kuanda. Shan,
Fred, Ingrid, Ronelta, Lathera & Jennifer Andrews: (13) Uncles:
Elkina & Kenneth Bain, Byron Collie. Arthur Buchanan. Leading
Seaman Ralph Gibson, Bishop Nelson Ferguson, Deacon Ivan
Clorodell, Lionel & Pastor Andy Ferguson & Family of North
Carolina, Ernest Bowe, Rev. Daniel Beneby, Pastor Ellison &
Alvin Greenslade; (20) Aunts: Nadine, Nelcina Graham, Lucille
Culmer, Terecita Collie, Cherilee Black, Roseann Buchanan,
Clarissa Gibson, Oralene Andrews, Cynthia Rolle, Una McQuay,
Kathlene, Esthermae, Judy Deveaux, Rev. Edris Bowe, Leila,
Bclty & Pandora Greenslade, Beatrice Darling & Beverley Beneby:
(1) Granduncle: Elkina Collie; (2) Grand aunts: Luella & Mavis
Collie: (1) Great-grand aunt: Aruda Moss: Mother-in-law: Estella
Johnson: (6) Brothers-in-law: Prison Cpl. Raymond Forbes,
Christopher Ferguson, Derrick Brown, Terrence Collie, Maxwell
Johnson & Jacob Beneby: (7) Sisters-in-law: Veronica Rolle,
Monique Andrews, Lydia Ferguson, Evanglist Verniece Brown,
Olean Collie, Eltamae Johnson, Princess Benebv: Numerous nieces
& nephews including: A host of other relatives & friends including:
Pastor Galey Swan, Pastor Elicum Ferguson, Insp Jeffey & Janet


Darling, Department of Social Services, Staff of Willie Mae Pratt
Centre for Girls, Management & Staff of Clarke's Funeral Home,
Cacique International, Nassau Fellowship Centre, Church of God
of Prophcey (Soldier Road) Pastor Howard & Rev. Thelma
Williamson and the church family of Robinson Morris Chapel
and the entire Carmicheal Road & Montell Heights Communities.

Viewing will be held at Clarke's Funeraillome #244 Market Street
on Friday, March 2nd from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and on Saturday
from 10:00am umil service time.


LAWRENCE
WHYMMS, 48

of Lawrence Close, Yellow Elder
Gardens will be held on Saturday,
March 3rd, 2007 at 10:00a.m. at
New Destiny Baptist Church, Blue
Hill Road. Officiating will be Bishop
Delton Fernander; assisted by other
Ministers of the Gospel. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens


Cemetery; Soldier Road.


Left to mourn his passing is his devoted Mother: Shirley Cooper;
Step father: John Cooper: (5) Sisters: Bernadette Major, Nancy
Baker, Linda Lovelace. Rev. Paula Clarke & Gloria Whymns; (3)
Brothers: Dawson Ferguson, Dereck & Andy Whymns; (1) Aunt:
Babara Brooks; (2) Uncles: Henry & Oswald Sands: (2) Brothers-
in-law: Rev. Keith Baker & Rev. Leonard Clarke; Nieces &
Nephews: Anna, Corey, Bobby. & Ryan Baker, Cobey Archer,
Leonard Jr. and Lenardo Clarke. Sarah & Christopher Moss, ,
Elcara Ferguson, Oprah. Kendal & Vashti Turner, Nadia Major.
Bridgette & Owen Copper. Sherrie Ann, Glenette & Adrian,
Lyndon Sands & Wendell Albury of Tampa Florida; A host of
other relatives & friends including: Tyler Cooper. Kendalia & Mia
Turner. Caleb. Shanadia. Bryanna, Andrea, Lundy & Family,
Bernard & Ethell Lundv. Viola Sands & Family. Edith Lockhart
& Family.

Viewing will be held at C !rke's Funeral 1--ome #244 Market Street
on Friday March 2nd .i 1:00pm to 6:00pm and on Saturday
from 9:00am until service time.


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'God kept me'


By ALLISON MILLER

Thank God for who He is. He
has made me righteous in Him
through His son Christ Jesus.
So when my brothers and sisters in
Christ act differently from what He
says we are or has called us to he,
He still loves and forgives us.
I would like to take this time to
say to you Happy New Year and
may all that God has for you mani-
fest in the natural as well as the spir-
itual.
I spent ninety per cent of 2006
feeling like a prodigal daughter.
Now, for a believer that's not good
because we are always supposed to
be in tune with God or close to
Him. Not that He wasn't always
with me everyday of last year. What
I'm saying is I didn't keep my mind
focused on the fact that He was
always with me which left me ask-
ing, "God where are you?" It'was
like 'the Foot Prints in Sand' situa-
tion God was always there.

End

At the end of 2005 I said, "2006 is
going to be a good year." Did I
believe what I was saying? I was
more or less hoping, uncertain in
belief, that it was going to be a good
year. The bibles states, "Faith with-
out works is dead." So in order for
my good to take place I had to do
my part. With everything that hap-
pened in 2006 it was a year that I
will never forget.
The most unexpected thing that
happened was that I lost a dear
friend and an invaluable co-worker.
I did not expect her to die...well not
at that time. Neither did I expect
her death to affect me in the way
that it did. She meant a lot to me
because we understood each other.
In my first few years of employ-
ment at The Tribune she took me
under her wing and showed me
what 1 needed to know. When I
made mistakes or was unsure about
-something she didn't get mad, she
just helped me as long as I needed
it. When you find people who love
unconditionally, you embrace it
because unconditional love is rare. I
miss her sorely and cry sometimes
when I think about her.
All those days when I felt as if
God was nowhere to be found, He
never left me and that is His prom-
ise to us. My feelings did not negate


LEYS TALK Be intentional The law of mind and action

0 By REVEREND DEON back. There is a law of reaping andsow-
SEYMOUR-COX ing, but there is also the grace of God.
The Universal Truth Ministries To experience the best that life has for
for Better Living me, I must control my thoughts.
Everything begins in my thoughts. They
AT (lie root of most human difficul- try to stray. As I deny them that prerog-
ties lies the eternal problem of 'how do I ative and regain my dominion, the pat-
make life work?' There is logic to be fol- tern is set. After my thinking changes,
lowed no matter what. "Order is my feelings and experiences automati-
Heaven's first law". cally follow. The power is in my control.
The Daily Inspiration, a UFBL publi- "Therefore prepare your minds for
cation for February 2007 states the fol- action; discipline yourselves." I Peter
lowing:
"What you think about, you bring
about." But life throws some unexpect- Universal Truth Ministries is a
ed curve balls at times. Bible-based ministry for thinkers and a
We all have said, things occur that member church of. the Universal
were never on my mind. Foundation for Better Living, head-
Was I going around with blinders on? quartered in Chicago, Illinois. WeJocus
Were there hints, signs, warnings that I on practical, spiritual everydgy living
should have seen? Is God playing tricks that will ensure that we eah take per-
on me? If God has a sense of humour, I sonal responsibilityfor the outcomes in
certainly do not see anything to laugh at. our lives. We as a community remain
But God did not do this. The truth is open to all persons who have made the
that I called for these opportunities, choice. to live the better life here and
consciously or unconsciously. now. We welcome you to become a part
When there is something I wish to of this growing community seeking to
change, nothing prevents me from doing support each other in soul growth.
that. It can be a lengthy process. I did You may visit our bookstore in the
not build negative beliefs and habits in Dewgard Plaza front .11am 4pm
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God's presence in my life. I had and
have brand new mercy each morn-
ing. I'm clothed in my right mind.
When I felt like walking away there
was a tug in my spirit that just
would not allow me to. I remember
all the things that God brought me
from and brought me to. I have use
of my members, and in spite of all
that's happened, most importantly I
have love in my heart.
So in all those things God kept me
and now I am of the firm belief that,
that's where I needed to be in order
to get to the point where I am now.
It is a good place, I'm growing and
taking one step at a time, one day at
a time.

Relationship

Our relationship with God is not
based on how we feel or what we
see with our physical eyes, but based
on our submission to him. Jesus died
to prove God's love for us, so His
position is not in question, but ours
is. The Holy Scripture says that
there is nothing that we can say or
do that will stop God's love in our
lives. He has made up His mind to
love us and I'm grateful for it.
When you don't even know or
have the least bit of concern, God
keeps you.


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By CANON NEIL ROACH
Psalm 91: 9-16 "For he shall
give his angels charge over you; to
keep you in all your ways."
n July of 2006, I underwent a
serious surgical procedure. My
doctor explained it to my family
and I. At my age he was worried at
what could happen. All I wanted was
to get it over with. It was only after I
visited his office sometime after that I
realized the danger.
I remember while I was being pre-
pared, Psalm 91 came to my mind. I
remembered some of it, as I often rec-
ommended it to others in their time of
trouble. This one verse kept coming
over and over, "he shall give his
angels charge over you"'. It was the
last thing I remembered before I fell
into a deep sleep.
The central message of this Psalm is
the firm belief that God will deliver us
in times of trouble.
For those who are sick and in pain
or any kind of trouble this Psalm must
be always on their lips. It is a Psalm
that will come into full bloom in times
of great tribulation. "You shall not be
afraid of any terror by night." It might
be terror of darkness, defeat, sickness
or pain. God will deliver those who
put their trust in him.
Remember, we are not immune
from such things because we are
Christians. I did not escape the sur-
geon's knife, but one thing I do know,
I escaped living on a respirator and I
did not need the amount of blood that
was anticipated. God does not keep
us from pain and sickness. He keeps
us in pain and sickness.
"He shall give his angels charge
over you." God has promised some-
one to watch over us. That does not
mean that we are to put God to the
test. We must not assume that no mat-
ter what we do nothing can go wrong.
In the temptations of Jesus, the devil
urged Jesus to throw himself down
from the top of the Temple because
God had promised him angelic pro-
tection.
In Hebrews 1:14 angels are "minis-
tering spirits sent forth to minister to
those who shall be heirs of salvation."
We need to spend more time in


CANON NEIL ROACH

prayer. We are heavenward bound.
before us is a triumphant road. We
will know this at the end of sickness
and pain.
"Those who love me, I will deliver;
I will protect those who know me."
One of the great names for God is
Jehovah, "the Lord": Promise. He has
promised to do great things for those
who love him. He is the great "I AM."
God has made a Covenant with us.
A covenant is a binding agreement
between two persons; we are to love
him in return. His promise is that
when those who love him call upon
him, he will answer them in trouble,
he will rescue and honour them. this is
reassuring to all who love him. -
To those who love him there is a
promise of a satisfying life. It is a life
of salvation. This is the ministry of
sickness and pain. God permits it to
be so that it might bring out the best
in us.
Prayer: "Give me a light that I may
tread safely into the unknown."
Promise; Put your trust in God..


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'Listening to the



presence of God'AUvih


By REVEREND
ANGELA PALACIOUS
Once you become accus-
tomed to the .thought of
being present with the
Lord, you are better able to accept
that God will communicate with you
and allow that to settle on your con-
sciousness. It is as if you feel a
breeze, and then realize that the
breeze has a message for you. If you
are comfortable with the thought,
then move to the next stage of
admitting that to "be still" is a good
thing. You will be surprised at what
may be in the silence that you
missed all along.
Aware
You may become aware that your
own body is sending you a message.
You may be hungry or sleepy, hurt-
ing or moody. God may speak to you
about how you are treating your
body, the temple of the Lord. You
may feel the need to loosen a button,
take- off your shoes, to remove your
glasses or contact lenses. There may
be a special message for you about
your physical needs as you pay
attention to God speaking to you as
you listen to the Presence.
The Presence of God may give
you new ideas about a project or
programme. You may be given the
answer to a decision you need to
make, or a change to be implement-
ed concerning a previous decision,
You may be made aware of a pas-
sage of Scripture, a prayer request, a,
new direction for your life, a new:
perspective on a puzzling situation.
The mysteryis that you doiort know
what God will say when you truly lis-
ten: ./
.In the w~g ,of the sea, you may
hear "be faitffl, persistent, consis-
tent."
In the flight of a bird, you. may
hear "fly away and be free".
In the silence of the sunrise, you
may discern a message of new birth.
In .the midst of deep darkness, you
may notice in the rainbow, a sign of
hope even in the storm.
Listen in order to learn. Listen so
as to obey. Listen in order to share


* ANGELA PALACIOUS


with another. Listen in order to be
changed. The Presence of God is the
place of relationship where you will
be loved, feel loved and become
more loving. Don't resist any longer.
Let the quiet lead you deep into
your own heart to find yourself in
the heart of God.
Come home to the stillness. Sense
the tides of your body, the flow of
your blood, the breathing of your
luggs, the growth of your hair, the
digestion of food, the fighting of
infection, the stream of conscious-
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of your spirit, the developing of your
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your becoming "a renewed you",
day by day. Listen intently as the
hours go by for a glimpse of your
own call to spiritual glory. You are
an opening bud, a falling leaf, a
ripening fruit, a beloved child
stretching into adulthood.
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are in God and who God is in you.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUEA SERIC S FO


ALICIA PATRICIA
McCARTNEY, 51

of Skyline Drive, will be held on
Sunday, March 4th, 2007 at 2:00 p.
m. at East Street Gospel Chapel,
East Street. Officiating will be
Pastor Deanza Cunningham assisted
by Deacon Dave Sands. Interment
will follow in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive.


Alicia Patricia is survived by her loving and devoted Husband:
William "Billy" Jr., Children: Kino, William III, and Jamaal
McCartney and Tiffany Charlton, Grand Children: Jeffrey
Jr. and Gabrielle Charlton, Krysten, Leah and Daniel
McCartney, Brother: John Bain, Sisters: Alice Bain and
Alma Mullings, Father-in-law: William McCartney Sr.,
Mother-in-law: Eileen McCartney, Daughters-in-law: Lisa
and Lethera McCartney, Son-in-law: Jeffrey Charlton Sr.,
Uncles: Rev. Bertram Armbrister and Elisha Armbrister,
Aunts: Alma Kaplan, Evangelist Curleen Armbrister-Dorsette,
Alicia Armbrister and Joyce Smith, Brothers-in-law: Dr.
Barrett, Lennox and Keith McCartney, and Ian Cargill, Sisters-
in-law: Virgina Bain, Tamara Cargill, Carolyn, Alana and
Desiree McCartney, Nephews: Theodore Gilbert, Alexander
Mullings, Julian and Jeron Bain, Mario, Kamron, Brandon,
Adrien, Darren, Karl, and Drew McCartney, and Ian Cargill
Jr., Nieces: Monique Patrice Gilbert, Sherelle Mullings,
Jasmine, Jenovia, Cindira, Jackie, Jobina, Jamalah Bain,
Michelle, Melissa, Georgette, Brianna, Marlies, Keisha
McCartney, and Tia Cargill, Grand Nephews: Javado Bain,
Darius and Kudjo Mullings, Grand Nieces: Chane Bain and
Nubia Mullings, other Family Members including: the
Armbrister, Rose, Johnson, McCartney, Allen, Wallace,
Carey, Moncur, Delancy, Culmer, Christie, and Charlton
Families, Bertram Bowe and Philip Taylor and their Families,
Wellington Stubbs and the Stubbs Family of Freeport, the
Leadership and Congregants of East Street Gospel Chapel,
the Assemblies of Brethren of The Bahamas.

Viewing will be held in the "Halycon" Suite at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and
Soldier Road on Saturday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m.


and then again at the church on Sunday from 12:30p. m.
until service time.


F. Kennedy Drive.


BERNARD TERRANCE
ROLLE JR., 16

of Sandra Avenue and Bradley
Street, will be held on Saturday,
March 3rd, 2007 at 3:00 p. m. at Zion
Baptist Church, East and Shirley
-Streets. Officiating will be Rev. T.
G. Morrison, assisted by Rev. Ulric
Smith. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John


His memories will forever be cherished in the hearts of his
loving Parents: Detective Cpl. 1341 Bernard and Coralee
Rolle, Brother: Jermaine, Sister: Nikita, Grand Mothers:
Madlyn Pratt of Bains Town, Cat Island and Leonie Rolle
of New Jersey, Grand Fathers: Maxwell Lloyd and Rev.
Henry Pratt of Bains Town, Cat Island, Great Grand Mother:
Priscilla Rolle of Old Bight, Cat Island, Eight Aunts: Anna
Russell, Priscilla Laing of Old Bight, Cat Island, Sophia
Darville, Keisa and Maxann Lloyd, Medris of North Carolina,
Marion Bullard of Virginia and Agatha Rolle of Austin,
Texas, Eleven Uncles: Anthony Bullard, Theodore Rolle of
New Jersey, Manford Bullard of Virginia, Inspector Garth
Jackson of Her Majesty's Prison, Otis and Cranson Rolle,
Kello Smith, Rodger, Maxwell Jr., Emmanuel and Ruebin
Lloyd, Eleven Grand Aunts and Eight Grand Uncles, Four
God Parents, Numerous Cousins, the entire Sunset Park and
Ridgeland Park Crew, the entire A. F. Adderley, Ridgeland
Primary, G. H. S. and C. R. Walker Families, Lisia Armbrister,
the Robinson Family, John and Jerry Cerullo and finally the
Staff of the Southern Police Station.

May his soul rest in peace.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity" Suite at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and
Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m.
and then again at the church on Saturday from 1:30p. m.
until service time.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FAUNR SERVICTS FO


POLICE SERGEANT 691
CLOIDE GREENE, 45

of Cascarilla Street, Pinewood Gardens,
and formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros,
will be held on Thursday, March 1st,
2007 at 11:00 a. m. at Bahamas Christian
Fellowship Centre, Carmichael Road.
Officiating will be Apostle Paul Butler,
assisted by other Ministers. Interment
will follow in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive.


He is survived by his Wife: Ann Greene,
Four Children: Lamar, Preston, Michael and David Greene, Three
Brothers: Kelly, Sherrold, and Julius Greene, Two Sisters: Laurene
Saunders and Daisy Simmons Greene, Mother-in-law: Earlene Williams,
Five Aunts: Ethel Allen, Charlotte McKenzie, Shirley Naomi Franzel,
Goergie Pennerman, and Lillian, Three Uncles: Philip, Duke, and
Adolphus Greene, Four Sisters-in-law: Rhodamae Greene, Maxine
Butler, Sandra Williams, and Birdlyn Greene, Eight Brothers-in-law:
Pastor Paul Butler, James Saunders, George Simmons, Livingston,
Oral, Wendell, Thaddeus, and Christopher Williams, Nieces: Erica
Meus-Saunders, Mary and Monique Saunders, Stacey Saunders Kemp,
and Sophie Saunders, Desirene Pinder Edmond of Hampton, Virginia,
Phyllis Moxey, Edith Greene Bastiane, Pauline Greene of Hampton,
Virginia, Tanya Simmons, Ophelia Brown, Grethel Greene, Brenda
Lightbourne, Zettamae, Betty, and Sharon, Latoya Williams, Kimberley
McIntosh, Kayshala and Tirrez Gutierrez, Nephews: Philip Saunders,
Kendrick Pinder, Robert, Craig, Lancelot, Andrew, Robert, and Sherrold
Jr., Ronald Simmons, Drexel McIntosh, Julius, Vincent Greene, Tedaro
Edmond of Hampton, Virginia, and Eric Darling, the and a host of
other Relatives and Friends including: Hon. Cynthia Pratt, Deputy
Prime Minister, Commissioner of Police, Paul Farquharson, A. S. P.
Lennox Major of the R. B. P. F., the S. I. B. Branch of the R. B. P. F.,
The Families of Pastor Curleane Saunders, Wilfred King, Rev. Doreka
Greene, Dorothy Greene, Cyril Greene, Minister of Health, Bernard J.
Nottage, Donnamae Greene, Moody Moxey, Sister Davi Mary, Rose
Belasco, Melva Bastiane, Calvin Sweeting, Ronnie Outten, Sylvia
Greene, Rosemary Kelly, Rosie Ingraham, Clara Goulds, Joyus Moxey,
Bishop Samuel Greene, Marilyn Meeres, Bahamas Christian Fellowship
Church Family, and the entire Mangrove Cay, Andros Community.
Special thanks to: The Staff of Private Surgical Ward, P. M. H., R.
Devaughn Curling and Staff at the Oncology Consultant Western
Medical, Dr. Theodore Ferguson at Doctor's Hospital, and Eugene
Dupuch Law School.

Viewing will be held in the "Celestial" Suite at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on
Wednesday from 1:00 p. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the
church on Thursday from 9:30 a. m. until service time.


JACQUELINE JOYCELYN
BURROWS, 57

of Malawi Street, Elizabeth Estates will
be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
at 10:00 a. m. at The Church of God
of Prophecy, Elizabeth Estates.
Officiating will be Bishop Ghaly Swann
assisted by Pastor Shelton L. Beneby.


SInterment will follow in Woodlawn
-/ Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her
Two Daughters: Angelique Knowles and Letheria Bethel, One Son:
Shelton Burrows, Six Grand Children: Glenique, Glen Jr., Sasha,
Courtney, Destiny; and Shealyn, Son-in-law: Glen Knowles, Brothers:
Donald and Pastor Linkwood Ferguson, Allan, Carl, and Kervin Pyfrom,
Troy Ward, Daniel and Jimmy Knowles, Sisters: Debra Wood, Colleen
Stubbs, Linda Cooper, Barbara Cleare, Velma Allen, Shantelle Rahming,
and Demetera Brown, Sisters-in-law: Althea and Deaconess Reatha
Ferguson, and Eartha Pyfrom, Aunt: Irene Pyfrom and the entire
Pyfrom and Rock Sound Family, Numerous Nieces and Nephews
including: Kermit, Joycelyn, Alley, Christine, Linda, Sheenamae,
Anthony, Stephen, Vemique, Enoch, Linkwood Jr., Herbert, Alphege,
Nelson, Verlyn, Marilyn, Janice, Maxine, Dianne, Margaret, Cecil and
Lenwood, other Relatives and Friends including: the Families of
Kara Miller, Marina Pinder, Herman and Enid Sawyer, Mama Hattie
Sweeting, Carolyn Bastian, Jennifer Newton, Margaret Knowles, and
Judy Pyfrom, Sherry Minnis, and Ms. Bain, Albert Rahming and Family,
Lloyd Nesbeth, Mother Storr, Judy Rolle, Bruce Delancy, and Michael
Clarke and their Families, Leander Chipman, Brian Mackey, Reno
Williams, The Staff of Thelma and C. I. Gibson Schools, Marion Petty-
Stubbs, Raynell Minus, and Karen Wilson and their Families, Minister
Melanie Griffin, the Beneby Family, and the Staff of Female Medical
I of P. M. H. Special thanks to: Pastor Shelton L. Beneby, Associate
Pastor Arthur Maycock and the Blue Hill Road Community Church of
God of Prophecy, Bishop Ghaly Swann, Associate Pastor Dwight
Ferguson and Members of the Elizabeth Estates Church of God of
Prophecy, and other Relatives and Friends.

Viewing will be held in the "Irenic" Suite at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday
from 10:0 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the church on
Saturday from 8:45 a. m. until service time.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.R, Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUNEAL SEVIE FOR


KENDAL COWAN, 38
OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA AND
FORMERLY OF FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2007 AT 11:00
AM AT CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD,
CORAL ROAD & PIONEERS WAY,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.
OFFICIATING WILL BE REV. RUDOLPH
9 ROBERTS. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW
AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL
PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA.
Left behind to treasure his memory are his Parents: Donald and Emma Cowan;
Wife: Isabel Cowan; 3 Children: Julio, Julissa and Emanuel; In-Laws: Andres
Acevedo and Mariana Mercedes; 2 Brothers: Eugene and Denis Cowan; 3
Sisters: Patricia Lawson, Angela Cowan of Jamaica and Brinetta Cowan; 5
Aunts: Melvese, Vernita and Patricia Seymour, Rose Stickler of Colorado
and Berelise Culmer of Nassau; 3 Uncles: Clifford Rahming, Samuel and
Benjamin Seymour of Nassau; 3 Sisters-in-law: Vinteerie Cowan; Francis
Espinal and Sandra Acevedo; 2 Nieces: Shadya and Latiqua Cowan; Cousins:
Ernest, Katie, Cora and Bernard Rolle, Cayle Stickler of Colorado, Sharon
and Andrea Seymour and Patrick Johnson of Nassau and A Host Of Other
Relatives & Friends.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "SERENITY SUITE" OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY FROM 12:00 NOON TO 5:00 P.M, AND AT THE CHURCH
ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.


BAHAMAS.


JAMES MANSEL "JIMMY"
NIXON, 91

OF MATTHEW TOWN, INAGUA WILL BE
HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2007
AT 11:00 AM AT St. PHILIP'S ANGLICAN
CHURCH, MATTHEW TOWN, INAGUA.
OFFICIATING WILL BE ARCHDEACON
KEITH CARTWRIGHT, CANON JOHN
CLARKE AND REV. HENRY WHITE.
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT St.
PHILIP'S CEMETERY, INAGUA,


Left to cherish his memories are his Wife: Iva; 6 Sons: Mansel, Dalton, Peter,
Keith, Michael and John Nixon; 2 Daughters: Mary Symonette and Frederica
Thompson; 13 Grand sons: Scott, Michael, Eddie, Keith Jr., David, Jonathan,
Dalton Jr., Christopher and Richard Nixon, Kenneth and Christopher Bethel,
Lahaundro Thompson and Dominic Johnson; 11 Granddaughters: Samantha,


Camille, Samantha, Meridith, Gabrielle, Mykayah, Jonelle, Jade and Jasmine
Nixon, Kibrottaavah Thompson and Stacy; 7 Great Grandchildren: Kayanna,
Brittney, Julliet and Sopia; 1 G great Grandson: Bracey; 2 Sons-in-law:
Reserve Sgnt. William Thompson and Phillip Symonette; 7 Daughters-in-
law: Debbie, Jen, Linda, Gloria, Donna, Livia, Maureen, Olympia and Linda;
11 Sisters-in-law: Elsada, Violette, Elouise, Dorilyn Nixon, Helen Darville,
Lagloria Smith, Hazel Lightbourne, Beatrice Lawrence, Eulie Scott, Frederica
Cartwright, Melvina Major; 5 Brothers-in-law: Hanford Cartwright, John
and Claudius Burrows, Floyd Morrie, James Pierce; Numerous Nieces and
Nephews including: Gwendolyn Turner, Ella Sands, Ezzard Reckley, Girth
Nixon, Ezzaed Cartwright, Glen, Kirk, Sharon, Theodore, Henry, Gwen and
Samuel Nixon Jr., Jenette Burows, Shirley Sands, Betty Hall, Venencia
Thompson, Sir. Arthur Folkes, Dion Foulkes, Vincent, James and Stevie
Cartwright; A Host of Other Relatives & Friends including: the entire
Bahamas National Trust Family, Lynn Holowisco, Glenn Bannister, Lynn
Gape, Barbara Albury Sandy Sprunt; Special Friends: Karen and Alan
BJoundel, Dr. Michael Gerassimos, Bolton Palacious, Archdeacon Keith
Cartwright, Fr. John Clarke, Fr. Thadeus Pratt, Fr. Don Haynes, Mr. Ivan
McPhee, Rev. Henry White, Reverend Mr. & Mrs. Godfrey Bain and Mr. &
Mrs. Theo Major, Rev. Carlton Farquharson, Inez Farquharson, Clement
McKinney, Henry McIntosh, Dr. Kapuno, Nurse Gibson and the Inagua Clinic,
The Cox, Lewis and Pyfrom family, Vivian Moultrie, Colin Ingraham, Hon.
Vernon Symonette, The Nixon Family of Exuma, The Coverley Family of the
Turks *and Caicos and the entire Great Inagua Community.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD AT THE CHURCH IN MATTHEW TOWN,
INAGUA ON FRIDAY FROM 12 NOON UNTIL SERVICE TIME ON
SATURDAY.


MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR


PHILIPPE
NELSON, 63
OF FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA. WILL
BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2007
AT 11:00 A.M AT "THE CHAPEL" OF
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY &
CREMATORIUM Ltd., EAST CORAL
ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA.OFFICIATING WILL BE THE
REV'D CANON HARRY BAIN.


S' J His memories will forever be
cherished by his 7 Brothers; 1 Sister;
1 Uncle: Samuel Lubin of Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama;
1 Niece: Olinda Lubin and A Host of Other Relatives &
Friends including: Andrea Barr and Philip & Bonnie Franks
and family.


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FREEPORT NASSAU
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager. (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager. (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR


ZENA
WILLIAMS, 82


OF HUNTERS, GRAND BAHAMA
AND FORMERLY OF PORT AU
PRINCE, HAITI WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2007 AT
1:00 P.M AT St. VINCENT de PAUL
CATHOLIC CHURCH, HUNTERS,
GRAND BAHAMA. OFFICIATING
WILL BE FR. REGINALD
DEMERITTE; ASSISTED BY:
DEACON JEFFERY
HOLLINGSWORTH. INTERMENT
WILL FOLLOW AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK,
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish her memories are her 2 Daughters: Frida Nortelus
and Marie Pierre; 1 Son-in-law: Appolon Nortelus Sr.; 14 Grand
children: Cartwright and Annette Jones, Arlington "Linky", Lavonda,
Audley, Gwen, Fritz "Freeze", Appolon Jr. "Popo", Remus, Irene,
Celilia Nortelus, Ricardo Pierre, Mannousqua Charles and Jennifer
Dorval; 24 Great-grand Children: Anton, Arlington Jr., Lavar,
Remus Jr., Eurich, Appolon III, Aneka, Audetra, Chandra, Vahshon,
Alexandria, Princess, Anakesha, Joshua, Audley Jr., Aaron, Audantay,
Latahazz, Ahmad, Decapprio, Audliah, Fritz Jr, Remuccini and
Anaiah Nortelus; 3 Great-great grand Children: Ashton, Amari
and Pernay Jones; Caretaker/Nurse: Cecile; Numerous friends
including: Rene and Benise Dorval, Olive, Perry and Patrick Pierre,
Veronette Cherfils, Vanessa Noel, Kensi, Kensia, Kiasiolia Temson,
Renise, Elianise, Maxo, Sonia, Maltide, Germaine, Charite, Bibine,
Laniv, Luse Marie, Tata, Arnold, Daniela, Florida, Madame
Acmande, Inela, Soeur Toune, Solange, Ilhela, Livady, Tichoune,
Paulette, Amatile, Beatrice, Jeaqueline, Tibo, Loubene, Marie,
Micheline, Suzette, Rose Marie, Marhela Noel, John Pierre Louis,
Tiyo Joseph, Lorenzo, Arlette, Gerry, Enequir, Pappy, Mr. & Mrs.
Garth Brown and Family, Helen Charles and family, Eleazer Bevans
and family, Everette Edden Roland Bevans and family, Paulette
Ferguson, Melvina Russell and family, Inez Balliou and family,
Isabella Newton and family, Enid Lewis and family, Anna Lewis
and family, Monica Egdecombe and family, Helen Lewis and family,
Vicky, Laura, and Petronella, Drucilla Russell and family, Iva Rolle
and family, Marietta Lewis and family, and the entire Hunters &
Mack Town community.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "IRENIC SUITE" OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST
CORAL ROAD. FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM
10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY
FROM 11:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIMF


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CARL
ARMBRISTER, 51


of Rock Crusher Road and
formerly of The Forest, Exuma,
will be held on Saturday at 2:30
p.m. at First Baptist Church,
Market Street and Coconut
Grove Avenue. Officiating will
be Rev. Dr. Earle Francis,
assisted by Rev. Diana Francis
and other ministers. Interment in The Southern Cemetery,
Spiknard and Cowpen Roads.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Bishop
Clarence and Shirley Armbrister; three sons, Todd, Tyrone
and Travar Armbrister; grandchildren; twelve sisters,
Jerolene, Yvonne, Bridget, Cleopatra, Clelilia and Shevlyn
Armbrister, Charlene Wright, Joan, Yvonne Seymour,
Leaniemae, Angie and Judy Davis; four brothers, Dillion
Bodie, Trevor, Drexel and Minister Dwight Armbrister;
aunts, Ruthiemae, Althea, Priscilla, Virginia and Iona
Armbrister, Euthalee Ferguson, Claudia, Peggy and
Marion; uncles, Livingston and Luel Brown, John and
Solomon Armbrister, Rev. Dr. Irvin Clarke and Solomon
Roach; daughter-in-law, Tanya Armbrister; brothers-in-
law, Dwayne Collie, Basil Davis and Baston Seymour;
sisters-in-law, Willamae and Angela Armbrister; nieces
and nephews, Dollamae, Sharon, Mario Curry, Carlos
Brown, Theo, Darrion, Seveann, Jermaine, Clarina,
Shelton, Presley, Simon, Leroy, Dwight and Deann Davis,
Deborah, Trevor, Kevin, Raquel and Deacon Lloyd Brown,
Allie, Shaniqua, Brenson, Shanria, Lithera, Brendon,
Sharon, Shanekia, Valmon, Keisha, Daren, Tanya Brown,
Coralee, Sharmell, Wentworth, Shavonne, Neil and
Yuzanne Ferguson, Julie and Sterling Armbrister; special
friend, Laura; other relatives and friends including the
following and their families, Deaconess Euterpian Rolle,
Ethel and Maria Clarke, Leotha Adderley, Christopher
Ferguson, Olive Adderley, Rev. Adam Brown, Rev. Cedric
Ferguson and Virginia; The Forest, Rolleville and Rock
Crusher Road Communities; First Baptist Church family
and The Church of God of Prophecy.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary,
Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 12:00
noon until 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m and at the church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.










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SANDRA OLIVIA JOHNSON, 51

a resident of Cordia Street, Pinewood Gardens, will be held
at New Covenant Baptist Church, East West Highway, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Dr. David
S. Johnson, assisted by Rev. Hartman Nixon and Rev.
Earnest McPhee. Interment follows in Macedonia Baptist
K i Chutrch Cemetery, Bernard Road.
Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of her
husband, Charles; three daughters, Dior, Dijon and D'Estee;
father, Johni Adderley; stepmother, Beverley Adderley; nine
sisters, Stephanie Armbrister, Vanria Gooding, Sherry
Williams, Jacqueline Adderley, Michelle McKenzie, Nakita Smith, Natasha, Latoya
and Inga Adderley; two brothers, Stephen and Alexander Adderley; eight uncles,
Keith and Kevin Ferguson, Lester and Leon Strachan, Richmond and Samuel
Bostwick, Donald Minnis and David Pratt; seven aunts, Shirley Ellis, Angie Tynes,
Vangy Knowles, Gina and Sharon Ferguson, Julia Barry and Sylvia Mackey; nine
sisters-in-law, Doris Knowles, Susan Demeritte, Alfreda Cleare, Elizabeth Rolle,
Charlotte Adderley, Patricia, Marina, Diane and Maria Johnson; nine brothers-in-
law, George, Arthur, Neville, Perry and Peter Johnson, Herman McKenzie, Peter
Armbrister, Alfred Smith and Stargel Culmer; adopted daughter, Ellen Hall;
adopted son, Arindale Miller; nephews, Marcello, Mikhale, Ja'rue, Matthew, H.J.
(bam bam), Jamere, Steffan, Anton, Perez, Alez Jr., Shavon, Ashton, Kirk, Raymond,
Van, Dexter, Michael, Aaron, Neville Jr., Arthur Jr., Everette, Tyrone Jr., Victor
and Peron; nieces, Thereze, Melanese, Shameka, Antonia, Abri, Robyn, Baby
Kita, Jaynae, Jayynia, Takayeh, Alexandra, Lavonne, Shavonya, Petrona, Allison,
Nicky, Stacy, Bridgette, Sharon, Portia, Debbie, Rosina, Christina, Austia, Susan
and Victoria; numerous relatives and friends including Pastor David S. Johnson,
Monsignor Father Simeon Roberts, Mrs Cheryl Cash, Vincent, Maxine, Geraldine,
Marilyn, Pearline, Caren, Anne Hall, Esther Jolly, Susan, Mack, Ruth, Diane,
Georgina, Jermaine, Althemese, Ranaldo, Mario, Keva, Carolyn, Drusilla, Ruth
C, Nathalie, Beverley, Sandra C. Deloris, Lillian, Cliffy, Lynden, Darren, Oreanthea,
Barbara, Esther, Eddy Francis, Dwight, Avery, Quentin, Anthony, Chrissy, Rishad,
Straws, The Madeconia Baptist Church family, Bum's House family, The Avocados
Restaurant staff, Bain Town and Pinewood communities, Harbour Island community,
Ruth Chapter 7, Dr. John Lunn and staff, nurses N.N.O.W. Doctor's Hospital staff
and Princess Margaret Hospital staff.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 10:00
a.m. until service time.


BETSY LORRAINE FERGUSON, 36
a resident of Farrington Road and formerly of Southside,
Exuma, will be held at Church of God of Prophecy, Minnie
Street and Cordeaux Avenue, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishops John and Solomon Humes.
Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Left to cherish her memory are six children, Jamal, Quincy,
Kendtick, Royaine, Raygaine and Leroy Jr.; mother, Mrs.
Patricia Bowe Wilson; stepfather, Mr. Daniel Wilson;
stepmother, Mrs. Tency Ferguson; five brothers, Ivan,
Franklyn and Gregory Ferguson, Brunell McKenzie and
James Dorsett; one sister, Theresa Dorsett; 12 uncles, Wenzel, Donny and Joseph
Bowe, Charles Eleazor, Clyde, Danny, Carlton and Jepfer Ferguson, Arthur Bodie,
Jay Johnson and Earnest Clarke; 19 aunts, Amelia, Vera, Pleasant, Alice, Vernae,
Sharon, Francena, Tora Bowe, Iris, Maria, Valarie, Bethsheba, Patsy Johnson, Iris
Clarke, Erma, Rose, Leona Bodie, Demris Ferguson; grandaunts, Visna Bowe
MacKay and Joan Bowe McKay; nephews, Ramon, Brent, Craig, Nykilio, Gregory


Jr. and Jamal Ferguson,Teriko Dorsett, Tyler Rolle and Brian McKenzie; three
nieces, Alicia, Katelyn and Kimberley Ferguson; two sisters-in-law, Lisa and Ruby
Ferguson; numerous cousins including, Karen Bowe, Tasha Rolle, Kilroy Bowe
J.J. Stockdale, Edrika Stockdale, Carlos Bowe, Adolphus Ellis, Sharon Cunningham,
Samantha, Katura, Clive, David and Lehenza Ferguson, Marylee, Brenda and
Kuala Rolle, Hariett Thompson, Del Ewing, Mispah, Janet, Denise and Lorenzo
Clarke and Bernadette Humes; a host of other relatives and friends including the
following and their families, Bishop John Humes, Bishop Solomon Humes,
Rudolph Humes, Nathalie Sweeting, Cyril Munroe, Leslie Hanna and Herbert
Duncombe, also Kent Knowles, Patrice Smith, Gaynell, Frankie, Jenny Mott and
family, Hannah Small and the entire Hair Braiding Centre family, friends of
Farrington Road, Isaiah Rolle and family and a host of other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 9:00
a.m. until service time.


DEATH NOTICE


ALFRED NATHANIEL LOVE, 88
a resident of Tyler Street, Chippingham, died at his residence
on February 27, 2007.
He is survived by his brother, Thomas Love; daughters,
Ruth Neely and Carol Johnson; sisters, Hazel Darling,
Mildred Hinsey, Dorothy Nairn and Franceta Cooper of
Lakeland, Florida.



LILIMAE FERGUSON-WALKINE, 62
a resident of Oxford Street West and formerly of Mortimer's,
Long Island, died at her residence on February 27, 2007.
She is survived by her husband, Felix Walkine; mother,
Ellen Ferguson; children, Sabrina and Paul Walkine;
grandchildren, Joshua Ferguson and Aaron Walkine.


OLIVE ARLENE RAMSEY, 74

a resident of Cove, Cat Island, died at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Sunday,
February 26, 2007.
She is survived by her children, Evamae Ramsey of Cove, Cat Island, Police
Inspector Elvis Ramsey, Cleomie Miller of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Christopher
Ramsey, Lilymae Ramsey, Veronica Munroe, Zemore Ramsey Jr., Assistant Youth
Pastor Evangelist Phillippa Rahming, Pastor Cleveland Ramsey and Abraham
Ramsey; two brothers, Pastor Leon Brown and Timothy Brown; two sisters,
Catherine Larrimore and Thelma Moore of OpaLocka, Florida.


WAYNE MARIO "APPLES" ADDISON, 41
a resident of Crotan Street, Pinewood Gardens, died on February 18, 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Addison; mother, Helen Addison; one sister,
Wendy Addison-Hepburn; two children, Wendina and Wayne Addison.


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ALEXANDER "WHISKEY"

ROBINSON, 49

a resident of of Summer Haven, South Beach, will be
held at Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market and
Vesey Streets, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will
be Rev. Dr. Stephen Thompson. Interment follows in
Old Trail Cemetery, Old Train Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Maizier
Seymour Kemp; father George Robinson; one son Meko
Robinson; sisters, Mavis Douglas, Helena Seymour
Hinds, Anamae Seymour, Georgiana Munnings, Ruthmae
Kemp, and Evamae Kemp Rolle; one brother Harry
Kemp Sr.; aunts, Shirley Strachan (Cove Cat island),
Etoy McKenzie, Doramae Seymour (Smith's Bay, Cat
Island), Doretha Seymour, Estella Simmons, Bethsheba
Seymour and Cleo Seymour (Hollywood., Florida); one
uncle, Willie Robinson; numerous nieces and nephews
including Melissa, Chantell, Reta, Nasacia, Latoya,
Keisha, Yorricka, Simone, Nickey, Vanessa, Valencia,
Ghandy, Mario, Idiemin, Clayton, Mark, Link, Deshane,
Valentino, David, James, Shekiel, Michael, Koby, Harry
Kemp Jr., and Matthew; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Kemp;
four brothers-in-law including Paul Rolle and Vernon
Hinds, 13 grandnieces, 15 grandnephews including,
Chantonique, Chardaye, Janae, Desmonique Charlesy,
Charlize, Cameron, Giovanno, Raheim, Shannon, Kanai,
Justice, Kerrissa, Javier; numerous cousins, relatives
and friends also including their families, Doretha
Seymour, Mr. and Mrs Dudley McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs
Paul Smith, Mr. and Mrs Wesley Strapp, Mr. and Mrs
Holbrooke Storr, Mr. and Mrs. Prince Hepburn, Jack
Davis, Rudel Brissett, Hilbert Brooks, the Basdens, Mr.
and Mrs Hulman Storr, the Darlings; also Doonky,
Drucilla, Rebecca, Brenda, Verlene, Sandra, Oscar,
Mooch, Joanne Stuart, Ludell Evans and family, Rhoda
Adderley, the crew from Fowler Street, Ms. Julia Kelly,
Gloria and family, Ashra Strachan, Dwight and the staff
of Male Surgical One Department of The Princess
Margaret Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on
Friday and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m.
until service time.


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DEACONESS
PRINCESS DOROTHY
KNOWLES-COOPER, 74
will be held on Saturday 3rd March 2007
at 11:00a.m., at Ebenezer Mission Baptist
Church. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Elkin Symonette assisted by other
ministers of the gospel. Interment will
follow in the Woodlawn, Gardens Solider
Road.


S- I Left to cherish his memory are her
husband, Fred Cooper; daughter, Helen
Knowles, Harriet and Norime Francis of Bimini, Bahamas, Pauline
Langley and Willamae Poitier of Exuma, Bahamas; one son, Joseph
Knowles; one brother, Rev. Wilfred Stubbs of Mangrove Cay, Andros
numerous grandchildren including, Lavern and Nadine McPhee, Yvette
Cooper, Charmine Princess Alicia and Jenora Francis, Tamekell
Roberts, Christanna Burrows and Javonia Davis, Anthony, Charles,
Jeffery, Frederick and Jeremy Francis, McGregory and Larry Knowles;
great-grandchildren, Fahian Fitzgerald, Jafiail Dames, Lindreco and
Lyden Curtis, Javis Jaden and Jasime Roker, Lyndenria Curtis and
Lavandra Colebrook; numerous great-great-grandchildren; sons-in-
law, Captain Benjamin and Rev. Jeffrey Francis of Bimini and Thomas
Knowles; grand-son-in-law, Garland Cooper, Lyden Curtis and Vandel
Estermable; sister-in-law, Mary and Rebecca Knowles, Beatrice Stubbs,
Dorothy Horton, Eleanor and Veronica Cooper and Ethlyn Knowles;
brother-in-law, Valban Roach, Rudy and Glen Cooper; god-children,
Aleshia McSwain of Dania Beach, Florida, Velma Mullings, Julianne
Black; numerous of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives
and friends including, Ethral Thompson, Bertha Green, Debroahann
Clarke, Charles Strachan, Clarence Major, Norma Newbold and family,
Gia Gibson and family, Val Bastain, Alexis Allen and family, Kennedy
Rolle and family, Rodrequez King and family, Arlington Bastain and
family, Tasha Larrimore and family, Vanriea and Phillipa Smith and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and family, Prince Hepburn and family,
Mr. Mingo and family, Joan McKenize and family, Eulamae Greaves
and family, Eula-Marie Davis and family, Janet Williams and family,
Minister Santoya Edgecombe and.family, Tasha White and family,
Antonya Russell and family, Shurmarko Burrows and family Arie,
Tillie and Prince Roker and family, Veronica Mackey and family,
Answell Johnson and family, Kryn Smith and family, Bernice Whylly
and family, Daisy Sears and family, The Stubbs Knowles, Cooper,
Kemp, Bastain family, The P.L.P Foxhill Constituency Office, the
Hon. Frederick Mitchell M.P for Foxhill, the entire Fox Dale Community
and Union Village family, and the entire community of Mangrove Cay
Andros, other relatives and friends to numerous to mentions.
Friends may pay their last respects at Riverside Funeral Chapel, Market
Street, and Bimini Ave on Friday from 10:00am to 7:00pm. and at the
church from 8:30am until service time


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PG 28 Thursday, March 1, 2007


The Tribune


Group issues ultimatum




Group issues ultimatum


to US Episcopal


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer,
After much discussion and a
"bit of agony", the
Anglican Communion has
decided that the Episcopal ministry
of a person living in a same-sex rela-
tionship is not acceptable to the
majority of the worldwide Anglican
Communion.
Archbishop Drexel Gomez, who
joined other Primates in a recent
meeting held in Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania, said the group, ready to
take a firm stance on the condition of
the entire Communion going for-
ward, issued an ultimatum to the
Episcopal Church in the US.
The house of Bishops of the
Episcopal Church is to make an
"unequivocal common covenant"
that the bishops will not authorize
any Rite of Blessing for same-sex
unions in their diocese or through
General Convention.
The Church has been given until
September 30 to give an answer to
the Presiding Bishop. And if it gives a
negative answer which also includes
failure to give any answer its role in
the Communion will be diminished.
"If the reassurances requested of
the House of Bishops cannot in good
conscience be given, the relationship
between the Episcopal Church and
the Anglican Communion as a whole
remains damaged at best, and this has
consequences for the full participa-
tion of the Church in the life of the
Communion," the Primates have
said.
The journey to the Communion
taking this bold stand has been an
arduous one, since it has never been
able to get the Episcopal Church to
clarify its views and stance on homo-
sexual ordinations after the Church-
ordained a gay bishop back in 2003.
The Episcopal Church was also
asked to confirm that the passing of
Resolution B033 of the 75th General
Convention means that a candidate
for Episcopal orders living in a same
sex union shall not receive the neces-
sary consent unless some new con-


Church


Anglican Communion decides that the Episcopal

ministry of person living in same-sex relationship

isn't acceptable to the worldwide majority


sensus on these matters emerges
across the Communion.
In that particular resolution detail-
ing the election of bishops, it was stat-
ed that the body will not consent the
consecration of "any candidate to the
episcopate whose manner of life pres-
ents a challenge to the wider church
and will lead to further strains on
communion".
"What we were seeking to do was
to get consensus and unanimity and
for everyone to agree. And getting
that was not easy because people had
different perspectives and different
approaches," Archbishop Gomez
said of the recent Primates meeting.
At the centre of these tensions is
the belief that the Episcopal Church
acted outside of standard teachings
expressed in Resolution 1.10 of the
1998 Lambeth Communion, when it
appointed an openly gay man as a
bishop, and consented to "Rites of
Blessings" for same-sex unions.
(Resolution 1.10 stat etat the con-
ference cannot agitimising
or bleeing of sam ns.)
In 2005, the Primates asked the
Episcopal Church to consider specific
questions set forth in the Windsor
Report, a document developed in
response to the controversial prac-
tices. Still, in this latest Primates
meeting, it was concluded that there
remains a lack of clarity about the
stance of the Episcopal Church on
the issue of homosexual ordinations
and unions.
The official communique from
those meetings, which Archbishop
Gomez presented at a recent press
conference, is the eighth draft pro-
duced after several revisions, clarifi-
cations and fine-tuning.


* ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP DREXEL GOMEZ
(FILE photo)


Archbishop Gomez told Tribune
Religion that it is known that there
are members of the church who are of
a homosexual persuasion, and that is
something that the Primates took
into consideration in their discus-
sions.
"That is not disputed," he said.
"What is disputed is what is the moral
standard for such persons who con-
sider themselves of a homosexual ori-
entation?
"How do they fit in with the
requirements of God in terms of sex-
ual activity?"
While there continues to be many
varying answers to these questions,
Archbishop Gomez said the Anglican


Communion's position is that the evi-
dence given in the Bible is contrary to
that particular lifestyle. "They have a
challenge- of 'how do I retain the
Christian 'faith and engage in this
kind of practice'."
Archbishop Gomez also noted that
there are "'many, many homosexuals"
who have refrained from practicing
the lifestyle because they saw it to be
in conflict with Christian teaching.
"This is a general issue, and it's not
an easy one to resolve, but we are try-
ing to say that we will give as much
counselling and pastoral care to as
many people as possible to help them
find their place in God's scheme of
things."


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