The Tribune.
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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: 3/2/2007
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Tribune Staff Reporter
SIDNEY Stubbs will be the
only PLP MP not renominated
for his seat when the party
makes its candidate's announce-
ment at their headquarters
However, other embattled
MPs who have found them-
selves embroiled in some con-
troversy or other, such as Keod
Smith, Kenyatta Gibson,
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Fred
Mitchell, Vincent Peet, Neville
Wisdom, and Shane Gibson,
have all retained their various

Other embattled

MPs keep seats

constituency seats.
It is reported that lawyer
Hope Strachan will replace Mr
Stubbs in Holy Cross; and as
previously foreshadowed, Dr
Bernard Nottage will be the
candidate in Bain and Grants

Town not the Rev Dr CB
Moss who had earlier
announced that he would be
running for the area as either a
PLP, FNM, or BDM candidate.
SEE page 11

THE "conspiracy" sur-
rounding the reported "sub-
version of justice" in the mur-
der of Mario Miller, son of
Agriculture and Marine
Resources Minister Leslie
Miller, reaches some of the
highest levels of government,
sources claimed last night.
Trusted sources within the
legal, political, and police forces
confirmed that the allegations,

Sources speak after Miller outburst

if true, have the potential of
toppling the government.
Justice, it was claimed, was
only available to those with
power, privilege, wealth, and
"the right connections" to not
only ensure that it was actually
seen to be done but more

importantly done on a time-
ly basis.
The alleged "stifling" of the
trial of Minister Miller's son's
murder was just another exam-
ple of a host of other heinous
SEE page 11

Anna Nicole Smith to be buried today
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Tenfold increase in marijuana

growth blamed on Jamaicans
* By BRENT DEAN This declaration is one of the day at the US Embassy.
findings of the 2007 Interna- The report stated thai
JAMAICAN growing mari- tional Narcotics Control Strat- although there are no official
juana on remote cays and egy Report released by the U.S. estimates of marijuana hec-
islands in the Bahamas, are government. David Foran, Nar- tarage in the islands, cultivation
the major culprits in the ten- cotics Affairs Officer at the US of marijuana by Jamaicans is a
fold increase in marijuana Embassy, revealed the report's significant new trend.
seizures by Bahamian officials finding on the Bahamas, dur-
last year. ing a press conference yester- SEE page 11

'Ninety' dismissal motion is denied

da Samuel "Ninety" Knowles'
motion to dismiss his case due
to lack of jurisdiction, was
denied yesterday by a South
Florida judge.
Judge James Cohn ruled that
no terms of USA/Bahamas
extradition treaty were broken
and that Knowles' claim that he

would not get a fair trial due to
his "Drug Kingpin" label is
"The Privy Council found
that the "kingpin argument was
'impossible' because the courts
of the United States could
ensure that a 'kingpin' designee
receives a fair trial properly
safeguarded against the preju-
dicial effects of the designa-
tion," said Judge Cohn's ruling.

"There is no reason to believe
that this court and the other
courts of the United States will
not apply this nation's due
process procedures to ensure
that Defendant receives a fair
Knowles has argued, through
several public defenders, that
the USA has no jurisdiction to
SEE page 11

Delays after
sickout at

* SOME of Anna Nicole Smith's close friends bought wreaths
for her funeral which is to be held today at Mount Horeb Baptist
Church Sandyport. These arrangements were done by the
Nassau Florist.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

Senior police: Press anger

transfers are

Road Traffic now ratified

Tribune Staff Reporter
INDUSTRIAL action at the
Department of Road Traffic
escalated from a go-slow to a
"rfiassive sickout" yesterday,
causing hours of delays for
members of the public.
SEE page 11

THE Royal Bahamas Police
Force has officially ratified a
number of senior transfers,
according to an inside source.
Despite much speculation,
the official round of transfers
does not affect the position of
Assistant Commissioner Regi-
nald Ferguson, who it was
SEE page 11

at charge to
film funeral
SHOCKED and appalled
members of the international
press expressed their anger over
being charged up to $5,000 per
camera to film the funeral ser-
vices of the late Anna Nicole
Smith by the developers of
The Tribune received a copy
SEE page 11

after her sudden death,
Anna Nicole Smith's body
was finally flown to Nassau
for burial this morning -
but not before a suitably
"over the top" pink-themed
memorial service was held
at a church in Sandyport.
Around 300 guests are
expected to attend the ser-
vice at Mount Hofeb Bap-
tist church where a "well-
known performer" -
whose name organizers are
unwilling to disclose will
However. only 30 guests
are expected to attend the
funeral itself.
The former covergirl will
be buried in a custom-
designed gown in a "very
elegant" casket, AP report-
SEE page 11


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StubbS out of

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Claim$ subversion of

justice' goes to top

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Union accuses Water and Sewerage of

abusing trust and misusing power

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Water and Sewerage
Management Union is set to
report to the Department of
Labour on what it described as
a misuse of power and breach of
trust by the corporation.
Union president, Ednel
Rolle, said yesterday that the
corporation has acted contrary
to the terms outlined in a col-
lective agreement signed by the
two parties, using "managerial
prerogative" to act unilaterally
with respect to certain issues
affecting employees.
"The union has tried to
explain to the corporation that

the agreement by its very nature
means that joint regulation is
in force rather than unilateral
regulation," said Mr Rolle;
adding however that "the cor-
poration is refusing to adjust
itself accordingly."
The corporation's actions
have led to the "forceful resig-
nation of one member and the
unfair termination of another,"
claimed the union president.
The union alleges that since
their departure, these former
employees have effectively been
"blacklisted" by the WSC. The
corporation has denied the two
the right to be recognized as
approved engineers, said Mr Rolle.
In August of last year, the

WSC stated that these two
employees had been found
guilty of "improper corporate
At the time, WSC general
manager Donald Demeritte
said: "We encourage all of our
employees to focus on their
duties, and to shy away from
anything that looks or speaks
to a conflict of interest."
The manager sought to assure
the public that his team is doing
all it can to turn around the
image of the corporation.
However, Mr Rolle disputed
this yesterday, calling the cor-
poration's actions regarding the
former manager and engineer
unfair and inexcusable.

"These guys. . are basically
project managers and their ratio-
nale is that there are $12 million
worth of projects in this coun-
try, and to date, since they were
terminated, not one of them has
a job. Both of these members
are starving to find gainful
employment," said Mr Rolle.


The union president added
that another employee within
the WSC has been "intimidated
into transferring without plau-
sible reasons provided."
Calling the incident a land-
mark case for "bullying in the

workplace" Mr Rolle said that it
"offers a firm precedent" for
anti-bullying laws to be intro-
duced to industrial relations.
Separate matters relate to the
delayed payment of increments
and undelivered promotions.
The union claims that incre-
ments for 2006 were only paid
on February 27 this year. This
means employees have missed
out on the money being paid in
a timely manner, and subse-
quent to that, any interest that
may have accrued.
Undelivered promotions are
also an issue for the union. Mr
Rolle said: "The WSC signed
off on agreed promotions on
May 31,2006. These persons are

still awaiting their rewards while
persons who have not proved
themselves are able to come in
and get senior positions as con-
tract employees in positions
which have not been agreed."
The union alleges that the cor-
poration has adopted an
approach to hiring practices that
is "tantamount to union busting".
Mr Rolle said that the issues
will shortly be before a media-
tor in the Department of
Labour, and if not resolved at
that stage, forwarded to the
Industrial Tribunal.
Calls made to the general
manager of the corporation seek-
ing comment were not returned
up to press time yesterday.

AG: No comment on

Leslie Miller claims

Attorney General Allyson
Maynard-Gibson refused to
comment on the cloud of suspi-
cion that has developed after
the Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources Leslie Miller
criticised the legal system during
his address to the House of
Assembly on Wednesday.
Mr Miller questioned
whether justice actually exists
in the Bahamas as he attempted
to shed some light on what he
has termed a "conspiracy" sur-
rounding the death of his son
Mario in 2002.
Mr Miller said that he will tell
his son's story before the House
is dissolved for the next general
election, and warned that there
should be no interference by
"those in the proper places to
interfere in these matters".
When contacted yesterday,
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said she
could offer no explanation for
Mr Miller's claims.
Here is a partial transcript of
The Tribune's conversation with
the attorney General:
Mrs Maynard-Gibson:
"Whatever is said about him
(Minister Miller) or the case is

* ALLYSON Maynard-Gibson

sub-judice. So I don't want to
make any comments about it at
all because it is sub-judice."
The Tribune: "So you can
make no comments on the mat-
ter at all?"
Mrs Maynard-Gibson: "I'm
making a very precise statement
and I would ask that you would
repeat it to say it precisely. And
it is that the matter is sub-judice
and therefore it would be inap-
propriate for me to make any
comment on it at all."

Brother of murder victim calls

on the government for justice

THE GRIEF stricken broth-
er of Anthony Woodside, the
13th murder victim of the year,
passionately demanded that
government carry out the laws
of the land and hang all those
involved in the gruesome mur-
der of his brother.
He made this remarks yes-
terday after the family of Mr
Woodside attempted to offi-
cially identify his body.
His brother stated that the
family even his mother -
were unable to recognize their
relative, as he was savagely
butchered and tortured before
his death.
The brother stated that he
wanted the country to know
what was done to Mr Wood-
side before he died, so that
every Bahamian realises that
we must execute and perma-
nently remove all sub-human
killers from society.
According to his brother, Mr

Woodside was shot multiple
times. However, he said that
this was not enough for the
killers. He told The Tribune
that the killers also chopped
his brother repeatedly about
the face and head, totally dis-
membering and disfiguring
According to the family, this
reprisal killing resulted from
Mr Woodside telling a man
that he should not be random-
ly firing a gun in the neigh-
bourhood. Mr Woodside then
reportedly informed the police
of the incident.
Sources in the area claimed
that the man vowed to kill Mr
Woodside for reporting him.
After the bludgeoning Mr
Woodside received, it is impos-
sible for the family to have an
open casket funeral for their
slain relative, The Tribune was
Mr Woodside's brother is

challenging the Minister of'
National Security, Cynthia
Pratt, to "go and view the
He also said the family does
not think that the government
has done enough to enforce
the death penalty. To date, no
convicted murderers have been
hanged under the current gov-
Mother of the victim, Sele-
na Smith also called on gov-
ernment to aggressively carry
out the death penalty. She
spoke to the media while her
son's lifeless body was being
removed from the neigh-
bourhood in which he was
"We want them hung,
because we just putting them.
up to Fox Hill, and when we
put them there, we feed them,
we keep them clean, just for
them to come out and kill
somebody," she said.

The family is now complete-
ly distraught after witnessing
the terror that Mr Woodside
endured before he died.
"I do not think I can sleep. I
do not know if any of us can
sleep after seeing that," his
brother said.
Some experts suggest that
the death penalty is not a
deterrent to crime. However,
this grieving family says it is
not requesting a deterrent, but
rather full justice for those who
took Mr Woodside's life.
The victim's brother stated
that his family is permanently
damaged after bearing witness
to this crime. And, he won-
ders if the government would
stand by and allow murderers
to avoid the fate they meet
out to the innocent, if these
politicians too were com-
pelled to see and bear witness
to the horror his brother


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112 Haitians
are sent
back to

ONE hundred and twelve
Haitians were repatriated to
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on
Bahamasair at 8am yesterday
at a cost of $25,000 yesterday.
Of these, 104 were men and
four women, according to a
statement from the Department
of Immigration.
A total of 1,657 Haitians and
93 other foreign nationals were
repatriated during the first two
months of 2007.
As of yesterday, March 1, the
population at the Carmichael
Road Detention Centre was 50
Of these, 46 are men and four
are women. There are current-
ly no children at the facility.

'to have
increase in
OLD age and non-contribu-
tory pensioners should now be
seeing an increase in their
monthly payments.
In a recent debate on a Bill to
amend the Prime Minister's
Pension Act, Minister of Works
Bradley Roberts said: "I wish
to inform that the government
has approved the recommen-
dation to increase payments to
all old age pensioners and non-
contributory pensioners to
National Insurance Board effec-
tive from March 1, 2007. These
increases will bring much need-
ed relief to the senior citizens
throughout the Bahamas."
The government said details
of the increases will be
announced shortly by Prime
Minister Perry Christie or the
minister responsible for Nation-
al Insurance Dr Bernard Not-
tage, he said.
Mr Roberts also said he will
donate part of his parliamen-
tary pension for the benefit of
the Bain and Grant's Town con-
stituency and other charitable

Man and
woman in court
after firearm
A 29-YEAR-OLD man and
a 21-year-old woman are sched-
uled to appear in court today
in connection with the seizure of
a nine millimetre handgun and
10 live rounds of ammunition
from a Regency Park home.
The weapon was uncovered
by officers from the Central
Detective Unit after they exe-
cuted a search warrant on the
residence at around 4am yes-

to Cuba after
45 years
HONDURAS named its first
ambassador to Cuba in 45 years
on Wednesday, completing the
restoration of diplomatic ties
with communist-run island that
were severed during the Cold
War, according to Associated
"Today, we have sealed our
relationship with Cuba," said
President Manuel Zelaya fol-
lowing a two-hour meeting with
visiting Cuban Foreign Minis-
ter Felipe Perez Roque. Zelaya
announced that Juan Ramon
Elvir will be sent to Havana as
Honduras' ambassador.
Honduras broke off diplo-
matic relations with Havana in
1962, when Cuba was expelled
from the Organization of Amer-
ican States. It renewed formal
relations with the island in Jan-
uary 2001, but did not name an
ambassador until now.

In recent years, some ties
between the two countries like
medical services have
increased. About 340 Cuban
doctors have served in this Cen-
tral American country, and
around 500 Hondurans study
medicine in Cuba.

Funeral home

gets ready for

burial of Anna

Nicole Smith

A FUNERAL home in
Rosetta Street, Nassau, was
yesterday preparing to receive
the peach-coloured casket con-
taining the body of Anna
Nicole Smith, which is expect-
ed to arrive in the Bahamas
this morning.
The East Sunrise Mortuary
will be responsible for trans-
porting the body to Lakeview
Cemetery today, where the
late cover girl will be buried
alongside her son Daniel.
A viewing of Anna Nicole's
embalmed body has reported-
ly already taken place in Flori-
da. It is not known whether a
viewing will also be held in
Yesterday, Sunrise's Pedro
Ferguson told the Associated
Press that the mortuary would
be responsible only for trans-
portation. It would be their
responsibility to receive the
casket and ensure it got to the
burial spot.
Embalming and preparation
of the body had already taken
place in Florida, he said.

As Nassau braced itself for
today's press maul, fashion
tycoon Peter Nygard called for
the funeral to be made public
instead of confined to family
and friends.
Mr Nygard, who lives at
Lyford Cay, was the friend
who introduced Anna Nicole
to the Bahamas in the first
place. And he feels she would
have wished all those interest-
ed in her life to be present at
the cemetery.
Mr Nygard, speaking on Fox
TV, praised the court decision
to allow Anna Nicole to be
buried beside her son, but crit-
icised the restricted access to
the funeral itself.
"I think it is going to be a
big show and I believe it
should be more public," he
told anchor Greta van Sus-
"There are a lot of people
who would like to go to the
Mr Nygard also criticised the
decision to sell rights to the
funeral to an American enter-

'King Eric' tc

THE entertainer father of
former Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson is expected to
perform at today's funeral ser-
vice for Anna Nicole Smith.

'King' Eric Gibson, a not-
ed Nassau musician for many
years, said he would be pro-
viding Bahamian music along
with his group and other per-

S'KING' Eric Gibson

tainment channel.
"Everybody should be part
of this," he said, "I think it is
wrong to sell rights. It should
be public information."
Mr Nygard also criticised
Howard K Stern, Anna
Nicole's lawyer-companion, for
refusing to submit baby Dan-
nielynn for a DNA test to
establish her biological pater-
"I don't agree with
Howard's approach to this. He
is making himself look bad,"
he said, "Come clean or we are
going into another charade
here. We could get to the end
of this very easily."
Foreign journalists were yes-
terday driving all over Nassau
trying to locate the funeral ser-
vice venue. It is understood
Mount Horeb Church at
Sandyport has been chosen for
the service, after which the
cortege will proceed to Lake-
Bishop Neil Ellis, of Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church, said on ZNS yester-


former, including Jay Mitchell
and an "international" singer.
His disclosure came during a
television interview about his
friendship with Anna Nicole,
and his efforts to get her to
relax by taking her out on a
"We had a lot of conversa-
tions together," he said, "and I
saw baby Dannielynn all the
time. She likes to play with my
Mr Gibson said Anna Nicole
would "get depressed some-
times" and the only time she
relaxed was "when we took her
on the boat."
Mr Gibson, the government's
$42,000-a-year sailing consul-
tant, captained Anna Nicole's
new boat, The Cracker, from
Florida to Nassau shortly after
her death. She and Howard K
Stern had been in Florida to
buy the boat when she collapsed
and died.
Mr Gibson said he and Jay
Mitchell, plus an international
singer, would perform at the
funeral. "I think it is going to
be great, it is going to be good.
it will be a simple funeral, very
simple. Me and my whole group
will play.'She loved my music,"
he added.
Mr Gibson also referred to
his son's resignation from the


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day that he had turned down
the service because of its
restricted nature. He said it did
not fit in with his ministry's
approach to such matters. He
conducted Daniel Smith's
funeral five months ago.
Among those at today's
funeral will be pathologist Dr
Joshua Perper, who will accom-
pany the body from the morgue
in Florida where it has been
kept since the cover girl's death
.on February 8.

He said Anna Nicole would
be "in a nice dress" for her bur-
ial, but was unable to say
whether she would be in a fit
state for viewing.
Anna Nicole, who died at a
Florida casino hotel while on a
trip to buy a boat, was said to be
suffering from pneumonia and
running a high temperature just
before her death.
Dr Perper said an autopsy
report is expected in nine or ten

rm at funeral

PLP Cabinet over his friend-
ship with Anna Nicole, saying
they would be "dealing in short
order with those who abused
"That is a promise," he said.
Nassau sources claimed yes-
terday that Shane Gibson had
hired Florida attorney Willie

Gary to sue various US media
outlets for alleged defamation.
But PLP insiders say col-
leagues are discouraging him
from pursuing any legal claims
because of the potential fall-
out, not just for government
itself, but the Bahamas as a

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French fear fattening population

PARIS (AP) Less fat, less sugar, less
salt: Even the mostly svelte French are
cracking down.
Beginning Thursday, the government
ordered food ids to carry cautions telling
the French to stop snacking, exercise and
eat more fruits and vegetables.
With processed snacks and fast food
encroaching on France's tables and culi-
nary traditions, health officials fear the
nation's youth face a growing risk of obe-
This from a nation where just slightly
more than 9 per cent of the 63.4 million cit-
izens are obese and fewer than a third are
overweight, according to government fig-
ures. In the United States, by comparison,
one-third of adults are obese, about two-
thirds are overweight. Several Mediter-
ranean and Eastern European countries
have similar statistics.
The ad restrictions fly in the face of the
image of the trim and cuisine-conscious
French, perpetuated by books like Mireille
Guiliano's best seller "French Women
Don't Get Fat." The book argues that the
French can eat croissants and foie gras
without ballooning because they take time
to savour flavours and eat judiciously.
But the growth of processed snacks and
ready-made meals with high fat, salt and
sugar are changing that image.
And France and the World Health Orga-
nization are particularly worried about an
obesity epidemic striking the young and
bringing future health risks with it, such
as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart
disease. WHO warns that 20 per cent of
children across Europe are overweight,
their ranks swelling by 400,000 a year.
Other European countries have already
taken measures along the lines of France.
Sweden and Norway forbid broadcast
advertising aimed at children. Ireland
imposed a ban,on TV ads for candy and
fast food and prohibits using celebrities
and sports stars to promote junk food to
children. And Britain has adopted nutri-
tional guidance for food packages.
France's new health guidance affects
advertisements on television, radio and

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Advertisers who refuse to run the mes-
sages will be fined 1.5 per cent of the cost
of the ad, to be paid to the National Insti-
tute for Health Education. They currently
have a choice of four warnings, which
Health Minister Xavier Bertrand said
would be regularly updated to keep them
"For your health, eat at least five fruits
and vegetables a day."
"For your health, undertake regular
physical activity."
"For your health, avoid eating too much
fat, too much sugar, too much salt."
"For your health, avoid snacking
between meals."
The messages could already be seen
Thursday. A Coke ad seen on a billboard
carried the message about eating fruits and
Some French consumers welcomed the
move, while others said they weren't
"The (food) companies should stop
putting whatever they want in their prod-
ucts," said Fatiah Ghorab, shopping in cen-
tral Paris on Thursday. "If the companies
don't make an effort," the government's
measures accomplish nothing, she said.
France's nationall Association of Food
Industries has advised its members to affix
the health messages "to show that the
industry prefers information and educa-
tion measures."
Some consumer groups have already
criticised the new advertising effort, saying
the health messages will only have a tiny
impact and that consumers will ignore
them after a couple of weeks.
The UFC-Que Choisir consumer group
tested the impact of a similar effort in a
study of 700 people and it showed that half
failed to notice the message.

(This article is by Marie-Laure Combes,
Associated Press Writer).

Should we

trust the PLP


EDITOR, The Tribune
PLP propaganda has tried to
sell the idea that people should
not trust Hubert Ingraham. They
have also used various examples
that did not help them to clarify
their wild accusations. The stark
reality is Perry Christie trusts
Hubert Ingraham more than
anyone in his cabinet. Mr
Christie more or less admitted
it himself, but tried to water
down his insistence of Ingra-
ham's help by including others.
Since "trust" looks like it is
going to be the watchword for
the upcoming elections, let us
shine a floodlight on the appar-
ent lack of respect by Perry
Christie for Rev Dr C B Moss. In
my opinion, if what has been said
is true, this is the most blatant
display of distrust in Bahamian
political history today, bar none.
It has been said that there was
an arrangement for Bradley
Roberts to run in Bain Town
and for the popular Rev Dr C B
Moss to back on the side. From
all accounts, Rev Dr Moss acced-
ed to the request for Mr Roberts
to be the standard bearer in the
2002 election with the under-

standing that midway through
the term Mr Roberts would step
down. Whether the arrangement
with Mr Moss was with Perry
Christie and Bradley Roberts,
or just Bradley Roberts, I do not
know, but someone went back
on their word further negotiating
that Rev C B Moss would allow
Mr Roberts to complete some
other business and remain for
the duration of the five-year
term, but promising to consider
Rev Dr Moss to be the candi-
date for the 2007 election.
According to Rev Moss, Mr
Christie was a part of this last
Now the Bahamian people
and Rev Moss see for themselves
who can be trusted. Dr B J Not-
tage behind Rev Dr Moss' back
and to the detriment of the PLP
was nominated to be the candi-
date for the constituency, the
nomination promised to Mr
Moss if he temporarily stepped
aside for Mr Roberts. I under-

stand Dr Nottage was Perry
Christie's choice.
Rev Dr Moss should be visibly
upset and should express his dis-
pleasure, but we, the Bahamian
people told him so. We told him
and the people of Bain Town
told him so. Bain Town already
knew that Perry Christie could
not be depended upon and that is
why they urged Rev Dr Moss to
run as an Independent since the
2002 election, but Rev Dr Moss,
being the gentleman that he is,
trusted Perry Christie's word.
Is Perry Christie the kind of
man that we want to trust our
country with again? He told us
in the press that Hubert Ingra-
ham cannot be trusted, but
behind the scenes, on his sick
bed he summoned Hubert Ingra-
ham to assist his deputy in run-
ning the country. He trusts
Ingraham so much that he did
not call his political advisers, he
called Hubert Ingraham and we
should call him too. That is why,
this time, is Hubert Ingraham's
February 2007

One five-year term is

best for the Bahamas

EDITOR, The Tribune
NO political party will ever
remain in office as did the Pin-
dling-led government a fairly
good twenty-five years.
I am beginning to see wisdom
in a five year term for all parties.
Obviously the two-party sys-
tem which has been with us for
sometime is here to stay. I sug-
gest we change government
every five years. It seems that
when politicians stay more
than five years they begin to
feel thatth hey and their families
own the Bahamas and that the

electorate owe them some-
Most politicians are not vying
for Parliament because of their
love for the people. Indeed as
history has proven, the motives
of the majority of them are less
than noble. I suggest we rotate
them every five years.
It is impractical to justify how
a person could enter the House
of Assembly making a salary of
forty to fifty thousand dollars a
year and after he becomes a
Cabinet minister, in five years
he is a multi-millionaire the
arithmetic does not add up.

I am a school teacher, labour-
ing hard everyday for 27 years
and I am far from my first mil-
It really has nothing to do with
"party politics" but social pres-
sure that the Bahamian people
should place on each represen-
tative to cause him or her to
move from shady representation
to accountable statesmanship.
I say change them every five
February 2007

A rebuke to Raynard Rigby

EDITOR, The Tribune
Please permit me to respond
to Raynard Rigby's press state-
ment on page 11 of The Tribune
of February t3th, 2007.
Raynard Rigby my advice
to you is to be still and be quiet!
It is quite obvious to me that
you don't have discernment of
the English language.
Please, for the sake of all

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Bahamian men stop uttering
idiocies. Again I ask you. have
you no shame?
As a Bahamian woman I
endorse every word that was
spoken by the Hon. Janet Bost-
wick, on Thursday. 8th Febru-
ary. 2007 at the FNM's rally.
The word on the streets of Nas-
sau is that the Government is
interfering with the day-to-day
operation, of the Police Force. Our
Police Officers have family mem-
bers. They communicate with
each other. Thus the "word" fil-
ters out onto the streets. "The
Bahamian Press" this press in
my opinion is always right!
In accordance with your press
statement there may be "....no
evidence to suggest that there is
any complicity of the Govern-
ment of the Bahamas in the arrest
of any Bahamian citizen by spir-
iting that citizen abroad..." Ray-
nard, the Bahamian people may
not be able to readily put their
hands on the evidence; however,
there are witnesses. What you are
saying is the "Government" was
unaware that a "sting" happened
in our country on their watch (all
of them were home). Utter gib-
berish and betrayal of our trust!
The fact that one of the baggage
handlers pleaded guilty and the
others may be guilty as well is
not being disputed. The fact that
the Government professes that
they were and still are unaware of
the investigation and sting is
being disputed.
I criticise: The failure of the
present Government to instil
principle, morals and, most
importantly, trust in their day-
to-day governing of our country.
I ask you this question: Who is
governing the Bahamas?
I am totally against drugs pre-
scription and illegal. I lost a sister,
who was 26 years old because of
her use of crack cocaine in the
1980s. My family was dis-
traught. Hence, based on your pre-
cis of the Hon. Janet Bostwick's
comments, I support the drug
trade because I dare to criticise
this Government for "not know-
ing" that the DEA and DEU were
investigating the trafficking of
drugs at Lynden Pindling Airport
that led to the arrest of Bahamians.
The issue is not "... whether
or not her party is against drug-

trafficking in the Bahamas ani
whether her party supports the
strengthening of security at Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port." The FNM does not and
never will knowingly support the
drug trade or those associated
with it. The Government of The
Bahamas under the leadership
of the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingra-
ham cleansed the "Nation For
Sale" image that this country had
for years. It is my opinion that
it took less than five years for
the image to return.
I state that we, the Bahamian
people, have a Government that
we cannot trust.
Most of us work 8 to 9 hours
per day. There are many who
work 12 hour days. The majority
of us do not want our country's
image and name linked to drugs
or other sultry issues.
I stand shoulder to shoulder
with Mrs. Bostwick as a Bahami-
an woman, in asking all Bahami-
ans to stand up for what is right
and stand against that which is
You state in your last para-
graph: "The Progressive Liberal
Party administration was then
forced to settle financially in the
hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars because of these wrongful
Raynard Rigby The Pro-
gressive Liberal Party and the
Government are two different
entities. The elected political par-
ty, whether PLP or FNM, is
charged with carrying out the
duties of the Government of the
day on behalf of all Bahamians.
The PLP party did not settle
financially with the dismissed
officers the "Government" of
the day settled. Government is
continuous! Or, is it possible that
you are saying that the PLP par-
ty did financial favours for the
dismissed police officers?
You are the Chairman of the
PLP not the chairman of the
Government of the Common-
wealth of the Bahamas.
I await your next press state-
ment or press release.
Will the leader of the Gov-
ernment please stand up!
February 13th, 2007


@In brief

$8m contract
for roadwork
on Sir Milo
A LOCAL contractor has
been awarded an $8 million
contract as part of the gov-
ernment's multi-million New
Providence road improve-
ment drive.
Knowles Construction, the
company selected, will among
other things transform the Sir
Milo Butler Highway by
upgrading and improving the
existing four lanes, adding
kerbs, culverts, drainage,
pavement, signs and guard
Minister of Works and
Immigration Bradley Roberts
and the management of
Knowles Construction signed
the contract this week during
brief ceremonies at the inter-
section of Sir Milo Butler
Highway and Fire Trail
Craig Butler, Sir Milo But-
ler's grand son, said his fami-
ly was happy that the gov-
ernment remembered Sir
Milo's contribution to social
and economic struggles of the
majority of Bahamians.
"It is expected that these
improvements will greatly
enhance the flow of traffic
along this route and I am con-
vinced that this corridor will
form part of a strategic north-
south link between Cowpen
Road and West Bay Street,
upon completion," Mr
Roberts said. "These
improvements are expected
to provide increased capacity
for high volume traffic flows
and provide access control to
minimise conflicts and
The improvements will
Creation of a four-lane
highway between Fire Trail
and Carmichael Roads;
Redevelopment of a
roundabout at the new Milo
Butler Highway/FireTrail
Road intersection
A junction with traffic
signals at Carmichael Road
to allow for the future exten-
sion to Cowpen Road
General landscaping
improvements throughout
Installation of state-of
the-art street lighting
Installation of a complete
drainage system on the new
Upgrades and improve-
ments to the existing four-
lane Milo Butler Highway to
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Police investigate after BEC

reports large sum missing

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation confirmed yester-
day that a large sum of money is
missing from the corporation
and that the matter is now in
the hands of the police.
The Tribune learned of the
situation through an inside
source, who said it became clear
that "trouble" was brewing at
the corporation after three per-
sons were escorted off the

premises by security guards last
week Wednesday. The source,
who spoke on the condition of
anonymity, said the money was
discovered missing at the end
of last year, but nothing was
said or done about the matter
until last week.
The source said that a bank
uncovered the problem when it
started to inquire about miss-
ing cheques.
"Everybody trying to keep
this thing under wraps, but we
have to get this -thing out," said

the source.
The source also claimed that
some of the individuals were
"unjustifiably" sent home.
The Tribune contacted Assis-
tant Commissioner Reginald
Ferguson and he confirmed that
such an incident had taken place.
Assistant Commissioner Fer-
guson said: "I spoke to my com-
mercial crime people and they
had a complaint from BEC that
they are investigating. The inci-
dent involves the misappropri-
ation of a large sum of money."

Mr Ferguson said he could
not comment further on the
case, but that the matter is being
investigated by the Commercial
Crime Section of the Central
Detective Unit.
And yesterday, the general
manager of BEC, Mr Kevin
Basden said he wanted to
address the inaccurate reports
that were published in the press
in respect to the case.
In regards to how much mon-
ey is missing, Mr Basden said:
"The amount in question is, in

actual fact, a little more than
$100,000, the majority of which
is in cheques."
Mr Basden said the matter is
currently being investigated
internally by the corporation
and externally by the police.
"Once both of these investiga-
tions are completed, disciplinary
action considered appropriate
will be taken internally and the
corporation will follow the advice
of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force as regards to the appropri-
ate external action," he said.

COB chairman announces $lm donation

FRANKLIN and Sharon
Wilson have made an unprece-
dented donation of $1 million
to the College of the Bahamas.
The college's administration
said in a statement yesterday
that it has been in discussions
regarding Mr Wilson and his
family's potential support for
the past eight months, and is
"delighted and pleased" to
share the news and celebrate
their generosity.
College president Janyne
Hodder said: "This is a monu-
mental endorsement to a cause
which is so critical to this coun-
try's future that of higher
education. The College of the
Bahamas is honoured to be the
recipient of the Wilson's' gen-
The gift will be used to sup-
port the capital expansion needs
to equip the college's transition
to university status.
"There are a number of cap-
ital projects in progress at this
time which include but are not
limited to the Performing Arts
Centre, the Wellness Centre,
renovations of our current dorm

* SHARON Wilson

spaces and expansion of the
Northern Bahamas campus,"
said the college's statement.
"This tremendous gift from Mr
Wilson and his family will
ensure improved physical infra-
structure for students of the
University of the Bahamas long
into the future."
Mr Wilson, who is chairman

of the college council, said:
"Sharon and I firmly believe in
the importance of and power of
giving. We are committed to
making a positive difference in
the development of higher edu-
cation in the Bahamas."
One of the country's leading
entrepreneurs, Mr Wilson is a
chartered accountant by pro-

fession and currently heads a
number of very successful
Bahamian companies including
FR Wilson & Co Ltd, Arawak
Homes, Sunshine Insurance,
and Eleuthera Properties Lim-
Mr Wilson's wife, Senator
Sharon Wilson, a former edu-
cator, has lead an exemplary
career as an accomplished
lawyer and magistrate, and cur-
rently serves as President of the
"The Wilsons have made
enormous contributions to this
country within the spheres of
business, education,'the church,
community outreach and phil-
anthropy. At the forefront of
community building within the
Bahamas, FranJdyn and Sharon
Wilson have served in various
capacities to organizations such
as Junior Achievement, the
Links Incorporated, the College
of the Bahamas, and the Angli-
can Church, the statement said.
"Mr and Mrs Wilson have been
married for more than 30 years
and share a deep commitment
to family and to the develop-

ment of the Bahamas."
The gift was said to have
great personal significance to
the Wilson family, and a testa-
ment to their passionate belief
in the creation of a national uni-
versity in the Bahamas.
"Our chairman appreciates
the fact that the College of the
Bahamas will need to seek
increased levels of participation
and financial support from many
sectors of society if we are to
create a university that will have
the stature and commitment to
excellence that will serve the
country well into the future,"
the statement said. "Mr and Mrs
Wilson have demonstrated their
commitment by taking the first
step in helping to build the Uni-
versity of the Bahamas through
their philanthropy."
The statement said the
Wilsons are confident that their
donation will serve as a catalyst
for other prospective donors
who share their conviction that
the creation of a university of
international repute is critical
to the development of the coun-

Voter registration in Grand Bahama nearing 20,000

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Voter regis-
tration is expected to climb to
more than 20,000 on Grand
Bahama by this week, according
to an official at the Parliamen-
tary Registration Department
in Freeport.
Denise Pinder, assistant par-
liamentary commissioner,
reported that a total of 19,706
persons have been recorded on
the voter register for Grand
Bahama as of February 28. The
population of Grand Bahama
was last estimated at a little
under 50,000.
Ms Pinder said that the fig-

ure does not include the 600
persons who were registered
last week in Freeport. "We have
just sent those numbers off to
New Providence, and so when
those are recorded we expect
the register to surpass the 20,000
mark," she said.
The voter register is expected
to close on March 12.
In an effort to boost voter
registration, the parliament reg-
istration department continues
to conduct mobile registration
drives at various public areas
throughout the island.
Ms Pinder said the mobile
team has visited the Post Office
Building at downtown Freeport,
and at BTC in the Government

Office Complex on the Mall in The hours for registration are
the past several weeks. between 9.30am-4.30pm, and

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ONE in four children in the
Bahamas is so severely over-
weight that they can be cate-
gorised as obese, it was claimed.
A leading grocer pointed to
estimates suggesting that one in
every six children between the
ages of six and 19 is obese,
adding that among black and
Hispanic populations, the fig-
ure is even higher putting
more children at risk for over-
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the week of March 19.
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UN peacekeepers seize gang

stronghold in Haitian slum

and arrest seven suspects

UN peacekeepers and Hait-
ian police seized the last
remaining gang stronghold in
Haiti's largest slum on Wednes-
day, giving the international
force sole authority over the
lawless area for the first time, a
UN military official said,
according to Associated Press.
No shots were fired as scores
of UN troops entered the sea-
side slum of Cite Soleil in
armored vehicles and on foot,
the latest in a series of military
crackdowns aimed at stabilis-
ing the impoverished and divid-
ed Caribbean nation.
The soldiers took over the
gritty Bois Neuf quarter, a base
for armed gangs blamed for a
wave of kidnapping and

* 250 EFISW

killings. Seven suspected gang
members were arrested in the
raid but their leader, known as
Beloney, managed to escape.
It was the last gang stronghold
in Cite Soleil not occupied by the
9,000-strong UN force, known by
its French acronym, MINUS-
TAH. Peacekeepers seized two
other gang strongholds during
raids earlier this month.
"In terms of territory, 100 per
cent of Cite Soleil is now con-
trolled ... by MINUSTAH with
the support of the Haitian gov-
ernment," Brazilian military
commander Col. Magno Bar-
roso told The Associated Press
as bulldozers pushed dirt and
rocks into murky canals dug by
gangs to keep out UN
armoured vehicles. "Now we
can go anywhere without the
need for maximum protection."

$4,653 cash
$9,470 cash

But UN spokeswoman
Sophie Boutaud de la Combe
gave a more conservative
assessment, saying only that
peacekeepers "had established.
a presence everywhere that
gangs had controlled," but do
not have full control over the
entire slum.
Haitian broadcaster Radio
Metropole reported Wednes-
day that several Cite Soleil
gangsters, including Beloney,
have taken refuge in a rural
town outside the northwestern
city of Gonaives. The report
said the gang members were
seen wearing camouflage uni-
forms similar to those of Haiti's
SWAT-style police squad.
Police spokesman Wismane
Demangles told Radio Metro-
pole that authorities were pur-
suing the gang members.
Wednesday's raid coincided
with the third anniversary of the
uprising that toppled former

THE Haitian government
desperately needs the support
of the international community
if the fledgeling democracy is to
stay afloat, a senior UNofficial
in the country said Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.
Countries such as Haiti,
which are coming out of long
periods of conflict, have a strong
tendency to relapse unless there
is "strong and coherent support
from the international commu-
nity." UN deputy special rep-
resentative Joel Bortroue told
The Haitian government is
"truly committed to getting out
of the dead end where is was
until recently," he said. "It has
really tried hard to get owner-
ship on its development."
The UN peacekeeping force
in Haiti, an Caribbean nation
of about 8 million people, has
stepped up patrols recently to
quell violence and rampant kid-
nappings in its dense slums.
Some have criticised the
9,000-member force, however,
for being slow to restore order
after a bloody February 2004
revolt ousted then-President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
"These action are good, but if
we don't right away distribute
the peace dividends to the pop-
ulation in these slum areas, the

president Jean-Bertrand Aris-
tide, Haiti's first democratically
elected leader. Aristide went
into exile in South Africa.
Residents of Cite Soleil,
many of whom still support
Aristide, appeared to welcome
the blue-helmeted force, smiling
and chatting with soldiers
guarding a plaza lined with
brightly painted murals of slain
gang leaders.
"I'm happy with the way they
(peacekeepers) came in, with-
out shooting," said Venel Jean
Charles, 35, balancing her infant
son on her knee along a trash-
strewn road. "Now I hope God
will finally bring us peace."
In past UN raids, peacekeep-
ers have been accused of firing
indiscriminately within the
densely populated slum of
300,000 people, killing an
unknown number of civilians.
The UN mission says peace-
keepers only fire when attacked.

population will very, veryrapid-
ly loose confidence or trust in its
government," Bortroue said.
He said funds must be
"injected" into impoverished
areas in the form of food dis-
tribution and school funding, as
well as labor intensive projects
such as rebuilding schools and
cleaning canals that could spur
economic development.
"There is an urgency... to
show the population there's a
difference between the time
when gangsters used to run the
show and when the government
runs the show now," Bortroue
Last year, the US government
awarded a US$492 million aid
package to Haiti that is to be
disbursed over three years. The
funds are meant to address a
bevy of problems including a
stagnant economy, lack of
health care and education.
Bortroue urged the interna-
tional community to "have a
bolder vision" for Haiti, which is
the western hemisphere's poor-
est country.
"Everybody knows the suf-
fering of the Haitian people,
everybody knows the level of
deforestation, everybody talks
about the rural exodus to the
city, but what are we doing
about it?" he said. "We really
need to be more proactive, I
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expands operation to

the Family Islands

CONSUMER Affairs minis-
ter Alfred Gray praised the
Bahama Islands Resorts and
Casinos Co-operative Credit
Union for its plans to expand
into the Family Islands.
He noted that the union
hopes to extend membership,
products and services to include
all employees of resorts and
casinos in the Bahamas.
Mr Gray was addressing the
official unveiling ceremony for
the Bahama Island Resorts and
Casinos Co-operative Credit
Union (BIRCCCU), formerly
the Paradise Island Resort and
Casino Cooperative Credit
Union, which has been in exis-
tence for over 20 years.
During the ceremony, the
BIRCCCU honoured two of its
longest standing members -
Beauthie Darville, who joined
the credit union on May 23,
1986 and David Micklewhite
who joined on May 9, 1986.
"Today marks a milestone for
the former Paradise Island
Resort and Casino Co-opera-

tive Credit Union and of course
the membership and directors
of that credit union ought to be
commended for this singular
achievement," said Mr Gray.
"The new name, the Bahama
Islands Resorts and Casinos Co-
operative Credit Union, would
indeed better reflect the field
of its potential membership and
serve its employees all over

resorts and casinos throughout
our Bahamas."
Mr Gray said that for far too
long, Family Island resort
employees .have missed out on
the benefits that can come
through membership in a cred-
it union. "And I think this is a
step towards including them in
every possible facet of the cred-
it union movement in our coun-

* THE Bahama Islands
Resorts and Casinos
Co-operative Credit Union
honoured two of its longest
members, David Micklewhite
and Beauthie Darville.
Pictured from left to right is
BIRCCCU general manager
Oliver Hutchinson, union
secretary Linda Symonette,
David Micklewhite, Minister
of Local Government and
Consumer Affairs Alfred
Gray, Beauthie Darville and
BIRCCCU chairperson
Paulette Dean during an
official unveiling ceremony of
the credit union's new sign.

try and I congratulate you for so
"Your vision to expand the
reach of your products and ser-
vices throughout the length and
breadth of our Bahamas
deserves recognition and com-
mendation. As it now exists,
employees in Exuma and
Grand Bahama are the only two

* ALFRED Gray unveils the new sign of the Bahama Islands
Resorts and Casinos Co-operative Credit Union at its office on
Village Road. Mr Gray is joined by members and board of
directors of BIRCCCU.

islands which can immediately
benefit from your services and
"With this unveiling today
though, that will instantly
change. It means that hotel
employees and casino employ-
ees everywhere would be able
to instantly become members
of your union," he said.
Paulette Dean, Chairperson
of the BIRCCCU, said that the
union stands on the threshold
of a new era in its history.
Dean noted that over the
years, the union has played a
major role in funding its mem-
bers' dreams. "Through the
vision of our original founders
we were able to assist in edu-
cating our members' children,
assist in building homes for our
members, financing their

dreams to start new businesses
and empowering our members
so that they can save for retire-
ment and invest in their health
through our affordable health
insurance programme and so
much more," she said.
"We realise that our broth-
ers and sisters on the various
Family Islands also have dreams
to improve their financial
future. And together, we will
assist them in realising their
financial dreams, for a better
Minister Gray also com-
mended the BIRCCCU for
being the first credit union in
the country to establish an
Internet teller, which gives
members 24-hour access to their
financial accounts and allows
them to apply for loans online.

GB Chamber president: business future uncertain

Tribune Freeport Reporter
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce president Chris Lowe
believes the future is very
uncertain for Bahamian busi-
Mr Lowe, operations manag-
er at Kelly's Freeport Limited,
said that local businesses strug-
gle against "arbitrary regulation
or political policy verses the
open door concessionaire policy
for foreign investors."

"We have an ad hoc national
investment, facilitation policy
that is still rooted in the colonial
mindset, in that we do not have
the basic open structures need-
ed for dialog and equal access to
our policy makers, alongside the
foreign investors," said Mr
He said that the current "fire
sale" of crown land in the
Bahamas does not represent
sustainable development.
Mr Lowe noted that if the US
offered as great a percentage of
its national land to foreign

investors as the Bahamas does, ated through the divisions
Bahamians could buy a whole between government, private
state. and civil service sectors.
"Make no mistake, this is
being done at our expense and M OnopOly
it is local businesses that face
their survival in a most acute
way, and are subject to our trea- He noted that BTC is still try-
sury's need for revenue," he ing to monopolise the telecom-
said. munications industry, which has
Mr Lowe said businesses are left .it at odds with the Public
finding it harder and harder to Utilities Commission. "Com-
survive in the Bahamian econ-.'. munications infrastructure is a
omy, and pointed out that many most essential service to busi-
of the challenges they face are,;: ness. Are these not two divi-
unnecessary having been cre- sions of the same government?

"And so our government
ignores its own revenue poten-
tial, and stifles a competitive
business environment, with the
resultant lack of quality ser-
vices," he said.
"We repeatedly stress the
need for quality service in all
sectors, and let's face it: it is
the one thing that can differ-
entiate us from our competi-
tors, local or global. It is the
one thing we add to our prod-
uct, whatever that product is.-
And we talk efficiency, but do
nothing to entice or encour-

age it," said the Chamber
Mr Lowe said it is time for
private sector to begin protect-
ing what it has built over the
"We must realise that: the
Chinese think business in cen-
turies. Americans and Euro-
peans think in decades. We in
the Bahamas have trouble
thinking past lunch, but a few of
- us think on a five year scale,
which incidentally in one are-
na that is almost up for renew-
al," he said.

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Atlantis chef gives a taste

of the Bahamas on NBC

MILLIONS of South Florida
viewers tuning into NBC's
Newschannel 6 on Saturday wet
their lips in anticipation as
Atlantis' Quinton Outten pre-
pared a delicious and whole-
some low-fat fish stew.
The presentation, which was
broadcast live, was a part of a
special promotion for the third
annual "Take Heart Healthy
Cooking with a Caribbean
Flair" Seminar for women,
which was held later that after-
noon in Macy's in the Aventura
The seminar, hosted by
Macy's and the Greater Miami
Chapter of the Links Incorpo-
rated, was held in association
with the American Heart Asso-
ciation's Awareness Movement
and the Bahamas Ministry of
Throughout the broadcast
Outten, a sous chef in Carmines
at Atlantis, repeatedly referred
to the Bahamas and the vari-
ous types of herbs and spices
used in Bahamian meals. Goat
pepper, plantains, crushed gar-
lic, celery, onions and tomato

paste were just some of the
ingredients used by Outten in
his low fat dish.
Many watching the presenta-
tion could not resist this mouth-
watering recipe and decided to
not only delight their visual
senses, but their taste buds as
well. "I saw him on television
and quickly dashed over," said
one health conscious viewer,
who decided to attend the sem-
inar at the last moment.
Outten repeated his cooking
routine during the seminar and
again his dish was well received
- only this time his audience
could taste it.
"I am very pleased to be rep-
resenting the Bahamas, espe-
cially Atlantis," said Outten,
who has been cooking for sev-'
eral years both locally and inter-
nationally. "It was good and I
really enjoyed it."
Angela Robinson-Bellamy,
president of the Greater Mia-
mi Chapter of the Links Incor-
porated, explained that the
overall objective of the seminar
was to inform African-Ameri-
cans about the dangers of heart

disease and show them healthy
ways in which they can live their
lives, as most African-Ameri-
can women suffer from heart
Robinson-Bellamy noted that
they decided to use a Caribbean
theme because many natives of
the Caribbean, including the
Bahamas, live in South Florida.
Edward Archer, regional
director for the African-Amer-
ican Market in the Ministry of
Tourism's office in Atlanta,
Georgia noted that cuisine plays
a very important part in
Bahamian culture.
He noted that the Ministry of
Tourism's office in Atlanta has
established a good relationship
with the Links organisation
throughout the United States.
"He (Quinton) was an excel-
lent ambassador for the
Bahamas over the weekend.
And in the marketing field we
try to take advantage of every
positive opportunity that we can
get in order to promote the
islands of the Bahamas. And
working with Links, a major
organisation, and Macy's, a

* ATLANTIS' Quinton Outten, a sous chef in Carmine's at Atlantis, Paradise Island, preparing a
delicious and wholesome low-fat fish stew during a live broadcast on South Florida's NBC's
Newschannel 6 on Saturday, February 17
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major department store, and
NBC Television in featuring our
cuisine was an opportunity that
we could not have let pass us
by," he said.

The seminar also featured
leading cardiologist and director
of the South Florida Women's
Heart Centre, Dr Anne Gara-
mi; nutritional consultant, Dr

Bereaved father calls for new bu

whose daughter was killed by a
jitney is calling for a major over-
haul of Nassau's bus laws in
memory of the girl he loved.
Marvin Mackey, whose six-
year-old daughter Faith was
struck by a jitney in Carmichael
Road in March last year, wants
radical changes in the bus sys-
tem and proper controls of

reckless drivers.
He believes the haphazard jit-
ney system should be subject to
a Bus Control Unit which
would clamp down on "cow-
boy" drivers and cut the road
toll. And he has sent solid rec-
ommendations to the Road
Traffic Department in the hope
of urgent action.
Mr Mackey told The Tribune

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yesterday that his daughter's
death had left his heart "shat-
tered" but he said future
tragedies could be averted if his
suggestions are heeded.
"From the day she was born
Faith, her mother (my ex-wife)
and I lived together as a family
for almost four years.
"However, I have been silent
publicly on this issue for too

long now. I think the public and
other key stakeholders need to
be made aware of this informa-
He added: "I would like to
emphasise here that there are
no political motivations behind
my submission of this informa-
tion at this time. I simply cannot
hold back any longer."
Mr Mackey's recommenda-

tions include a bus control unit
operating under the Public
Transport and Safety Adminis-
tration. This would have at least
two uniformed control officers
at every bus depot to inspect
vehicles and oversee passenger
The controllers, he said,
would have authority to collect
hand-written complaints from
travellers and log bus arrivals
and departures.
Apart from ensuring a con-
tinuous service, this would
ensure buses departed 15 min-
utes apart to cut out reckless
and dangerous overtaking.
At 5am each day, buses
would report to their respective
terminal sites for an inspection
Bus controllers would report
to a manager who, in turn,
would report to the road traffic
controller. They would move
from depot to depot to reduce
risks of corruption.
Buses wishing to transport
children should submit a spe-
cial request to the department
for approval, said Mr Mackey.
Apart from alleviating a lot
of the "hustle and bustle"
between drivers and school-
children, this would make stu-
dents safer from outside gang
members who are not in school.
"These buses should be


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allowed to enter the schotil
premises to pick up and drop
off children," said Mr Macl(a4,
"so that there is no unnecessary
traffic congestion on 6ur
Special school zones, with
5mph speed limits, should',be
set up and monitored by traffic
police, he added.
Among Mr Mackey's other
suggestions are:
Adequately sheltered bus
stops with sufficient space fo0
passengers to wait safely ,
All bus routes to stop near
town but not directly in town,
with the final destination at a
public parade site.
Large parking facilities out-
side the downtown area to cut
Mr Mackey believes his plans
would encourage more
motorists to use public trans-
port, reducing stress and
He added: "I will dedicate the
rest of my life to fighting to savy
the lives of other innocent peq-
ple while at the same time help-
ing to alleviate the traffic night-
mare that we now face each day
on our streets." a
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held at St. Matthew's Anglican
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Streets, Nassau on Saturday, 3rd
March, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

The Most Rev'd Drexel W. Gomez, 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.

In Lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to The
Bahamas Heart Association, P.O. Box N-8189, Nassau or The
Cancer Society of The Bahamas, P.O. Box SS-6539, Nassau, in
memory of Dr George White.



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* DR Willie making a lecture presentation to Ministry of Education health and family life

The US Embassy hosted Pro-
fessor Charles Willie of Har-
vard University from as its
keynote speaker for Black His-
tory Month.
Dr Willie's trip was spon-
sored by the US Department of
State's Bureau of International
Information Programmes
through its US Speaker Pro-
In a number of venues, Dr
Willie spoke with Bahamians
about the social problems that
confront the Bahamas and the
United States, bringing his
experience of over 50 years of
teaching and research to bear.
Professor Willie is a noted
scholar on school desegregation
and black families in the United
States and is presently the
Charles William Eliot Profes-
sor of Education at Harvard
I e received his undergradu-
ate degree from Morehouse
College, where he was a class-
mate of Dr Martin Luther King
Jr. In 1957 he received his doc-
torate from Syracuse Universi-
ty in sociology.
On February 21, the School
of Education at The College of

* DR Willie and his wife Mary Due Conklin Willie and US
Ambassador John Rood at a reception hosted by Mr Rood

The Bahamas hosted a lecture
by Dr Willie on the importance
of community action in pro-
moting local education. In his
talk, Dr Willie emphasised the
importance of "negotiated solu-
tions" in addressing complex
problems of failing schools and
student enrolment.
On February 22, he was a
guest on The Morning Boil
radio show with Chrissy Luv
and Eddie Carter. Later that
day, he presented a lecture on
the breakdown of the black
family structure in the United
States to Ministry of Education
Health and family life educa-
tors in the north west and north

east educational districts.
Dr Willie was also a guest on
the Jeff Lloyd Show and fielded
calls for two hours on a variety
of social topics Later that day
he spoke at the US Embassy
about Dr Martin Luther King
Jr and his impact on America.
Dr Willie enjoyed his meet-
ings in The Bahamas. His lunch
with Sir Clement and Lady
Maynard. the give and take he
experienced at his lectures and
on the call-in shows gave him a
broad overview of current social
issues conIronting The
Bahamas. Dr Willie said he
looks forward lo returning in
the near future.

Commendation for cadet

attending military academy

CADET Lance Corporal
Zachary Hume has earned hon-
ours and a commendation from
Commandant Sgt Ford Kinsley
as the Marine Military Acade-
my's Cadet of the Month.
Mr Hume, son of Veldia
Coleby of Nassau, has been
selected from the academy's
Alpha, Charlie, Delta, Echo,
Fox, Golf companies and the
band and drill team.
He is being'recogiisd tfotlhi.


outstanding conduct and per-
According to the academy's
Alpha company drill instructor,
Ed Harris, Hume has made
huge strides in leadership and in
maturing in general.
"He is very reliable, loyal and
responsible, with the mental
and moral strength to effect the
changes he has made. Cadet
Hume has truly earned this
",recognition." Mr Harris said.

The Marine Military Acade- the site of a former air force
my is a one-of-a-kind college navigation school.
preparatory boarding and The academy encourages
USMC military-styled academy cadets to strive for excellence
for males 13-17 years of age, and success.
with one year optional post- There are 340 cadets enrolled
graduate study. in grades eight through 12 with
It was founded in 1963 by one year available for post grad-
William A Gary, a rancher and uate studies.
retired US Marine Corps officer. This year, cadets from 30 dif-
In 1965, Mr Gary and group ferent states and Great Britain,
of retired marines opened the China, France, Ireland, Korea,
school in Halingen, Texas, on Mexico and Russia are entolled.

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STORY SO FAR: Meli's family is warned
that militant Serbs are destroying farms and
villages nearby. Quickly, they pack up their
truck and prepare to leave for Macedonia
after dark. But as they wait for nightfall,
their truck is stolen.

Time to Leave-Fast

For a while we just stood around
and stared at the empty spot where
Uncle Fadil's truck was always parked.
What could we do? We had to take Granny
and Nexima's babies. Even the three-year-
old and Vlora would soon get tired of walk-
ing, and it was more than a stroll in the
park to the Macedonian border. I could
hear Mehmet cursing the Serbs under his
breath, but of course, there was no way of
really knowing who had stolen the truck.
"Well," said Papa, breaking the silence,
"we won't bring it back by wishing. Come
in. We'll find something to eat and decide
what to do next."

I went to fetch water, as all that I'd drawn
earlier was gone with the truck. Then, all at
once, there was a noise over the creak of
the pump-the sound of a motor. I stopped
pumping. The sound wasn't the familiar
noisy knocking of Uncle Fadil's old truck,
but a car. I was sure of it. Grabbing the
half-filled bucket, I ran indoors.
"Someone's coming!" I said.
Everyone stopped what they were doing
and listened. Car doors slammed-one,
two, three, four-and then, without warn-
ing, the front door burst open. Five men in
ski masks rushed into the room.
"Get out! Get out!" They were yelling in
Serbian. "'Out,' we said. This house belongs
to the Serbian people. Get out!" One of the
masked figures approached Granny, who
was hobbling on her cane from the kitchen.
He prodded her with the end of his long
"Show some respect," Papa said. "She's
an old woman."
The gunman turned his barrel toward
Papa. "Shut up and get out before I lose my
"I don't want to go," said Granny. She
looked more confused than the three-year-
"Come on, Mama," Papa said gently,
taking her arm. "We have to go."
One of the twins began to cry. "Get that
brat out of here or I will shut it up!" the
gunman said.
We hurried out, jostling one another in
the narrow doorway. But once in the yard,
we stopped. Where could we go?
"Get the wheelbarrow, Mehmet," Papa
said quietly. "And fast." There was no need
to add "fast." Mehmet was gone and back
before Papa had finished the sentence.
Papa picked Granny up and put

her carefully into the wheelbarrow, her legs
dangled over the edge. She looked terribly
uncomfortable to me, but she was smiling at
Papa as though she were a little child being
given a ride for a treat.
"Come on," Papa said, lifting the handles.
"Everyone. As quickly as we can."
We half ran the first few yards and then
slowed down. How could we run? Aunt
Burbuqe and Nexima each carried a twin,
Uncle Fadil was carrying the three-year-
old, and Mama was holding Vlora's hand,
trying to urge her along. I didn't dare look
back at first for fear the masked men might
be chasing us. Then, when I did, I gasped.
Flames were leaping up to the dark sky.
"Look!" I cried.
"My farm! They're burning my farm!"
Uncle Fadil turned all the way around and
began running back toward the flames.
Papa caught his arm and held tight. "You
can't go back," he said. "They'll kill you."
Uncle Fadil began to cry softly. I had
never heard a man cry before, and it was a
terrible sound. Papa-hadn't cried even when
Mehmet disappeared.
"Come on, Fadil," said Papa. "There's
nothing to be done back there. We must get
the women and children to safety."
Uncle Fadil nodded. I could see he was
ashamed to be crying before us, for not
only was he an adult, he was the elder
brother, after all. He handed the three-
year-old to Papa, took the handles of the
wheelbarrow, and began to push. I saw
Granny twist around and stroke his arm, as
though Uncle Fadil were still her little boy
who needed comforting after some hurt.
There was no question of stopping to
rest, not for the first hour or so, anyhow. All
of us who were able took turns carrying
the smaller ones. Isuf and Adil, about to

drop in their tracks, shook their heads man-
fully whenever Mehmet offered to give
them a piggyback.
It was already dawn when Adil said what
all of us wanted to say: "How much far-
ther, Papa?"
"Not much farther, son,"' Papa said. "We
must all be very brave and strong."
How could I complain that I was tired?
Little Adil wasn't even whining.
There were at last streaks of light to the
east. One of the babies woke up and began
to cry.
"We have to stop, Father," Nexima said.
"I must feed the babies."
"We all have to rest," Mama said.
The grass was wet with dew, but we all
sat down anyway. There was no use think-
ing about food for anyone but the babies. I
reminded myself that we had had a good
meal just the night before-thick soup,
bread, cheese, even a huge glass of goat's
milk .... I stopped myself. My mouth was
parched; we didn't have water to drink,
not even a pot to draw water in. I thought
of all the pots and buckets I had filled with
cool well water at Uncle Fadil's.
But we just sat there. I knew that
we should move on, that we had to hurry.
Suppose some Serb militants found us
there? They'd kill us all.

(Continued on Tuesday)

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2005 by Katherine Paterson
Illustrations copyright
2005 by Emily Arnold McCully
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Tenfold increase in marijuana

growth blamed on Jamaicans

FROM page one ble the amount seized in 2005), "says a lot about the case."
along with 140 metric tonnes "I think as more information
The Bahamas is still regarded of marijuana (representing 10 has come to light, I think most
as a major transit country for times the amount seized in people kind of came to the
tl)e transshipment of cocaine 2005). Additionally, the DEU understanding, if these are bad
apd marijuana to the US. How- arrested 1,399 persons on drug- guys and they are committing
ceer, Mr Foran noted that this related offences and seized crimes, and the criminal act is in
was as a result of location, and $2.5 million in drug-related the US, then they should be
nbt due to lack of co-operation- assets. forced to stand trial for that.
oh the part of the Bahamian The report also raised the Just as an American who comes
government. issue of Haitians smuggling here and commits a crime in the
:"The main reason that the drugs into the Bahamas in sail- Bahamas would be forced to
Bahamas will remain on the ing vessels, along with drug traf- stand trial," Mr Foran said.
niajors list is your location. picking networks being com- The report also revealed that
you're located astride the main mingled with illegal migrant the government of the Bahamas
corridor between the suppliers smuggling operations, and the government of Haiti are
of cocaine and marijuana in Mr Foran commented on the in negotiations to station Hait-
Skuth America and Jamaica extradition of Samuel "Ninety" ian national police officers in
and this huge consumer market Knowles and the controversial Inagua "to improve the collec-
that is the United States. And, capture of the baggage han- tion of intelligence from Haitian
a$ long as that happens, which dlers. vessels passing through Bahami-
will happen for the foreseeable As for the lengthy extradition an waters."
future, the Bahamas will remain process of Mr Knowles, Mr This effort is combined with a
oh the majors list," Mr Foran Foran stated that there is some suggestion from the report that
said. frustration, at times, for the US, the Bahamas can further its
SThe report expressed high regarding the length of time efforts in the struggle against
confidence in the government extradition takes. in the drug trafficking by "integrating
of the Bahamas in the struggles Bahamas. However, Mr Foran Creole speakers into the DEU."
against the illegal narcotics said the US is not in a position Though the Bahamas is
trade. to tell the government of the regarded as a strong partner,
S "As a matter of policy, the Bahamas to change its extradi- the report also states that sig-
ABahamas does not encourage tion system. nificant amounts of drugs have
or facilitate illicit production or Mr Foran expressed gratitude come through this country
distribution of narcotic or psy- for the effort and expense taken- undetected. The reports stat-
chotropic drugs or other con- by the Bahamas in the extradi- ed:
trolled substances, nor the laun- tion process. And, he stated that "According to the US Joint
during of proceeds from illegal the US attempts to be as patient Interagency Task Force-South,
drug transactions. No senior as possible, while helping out multi-ton cocaine shipments to
official in the government of the as much as it can, in these the Turks and Caicos Islands
Bahamas was convicted of drug efforts. I and the Bahamas from
related offences in 2006," the Regarding the capture of the Venezuela and Colombia took
reports stated.. baggage handlers, Mr Foran place during the year. None of
'The report also revealed sta- said that some from the US these shipments were success-
tiptics for drug confiscation in side, were surprised at some of fully interdicted."
2006 by Bahamian officials. the reactions to the capture. The DEA and OPBAT also
Luring this period, 1.6 million However, he suggested that the estimated that there are cur-
metric tonnes of cocaine was fact that nearly all of these indi- rently 12 to 15 major Bahamian
c nfiscated (representing dou- viduals have pleaded guilty, drug trafficking organizations.

Claims 'subversion of justice'

goes to top levels of government

1FROM page one delayed, subverted, obstructed He was charged with conspiracy
Sand ultimately denied."' to possess dangerous drugs.
Crimes in the Bahamas that On July 1,2002 five men were It was alleged that Bartlett,
g6 unresolved, they claimed, charged with the murder of sometime between Friday, June
However, the particular cir- Mario Miller on June 22, 2002. 21, and Saturday June 22, 2002,
cumstances surrounding the They included Tamar Lee, alias being concerned with the other
matter, will.reportedly be Ricardo Miller of North Andros, five, conspired to possess an
revealed when Minister Miller Ryan Wells, alias Pretty Boy of unidentified quantity. of cocaie,
again takes to the floor of the Rolle Avenue, Anwar Seymour with the intention of supplying ig "
House of Assemibly. : 'of Cunningham Close, Demarco to others.
SMr Millel'itW#IAp'pted from McKenzie of Stapeldon Gar- All six men went before Mirg'i
going into detail about the dens, and Ryan Miller of Prim- istrate Roger Gomez.
"most horrific day" in his life rose Street. The five charged with mur
June 22, 2002 when he learned In addition to being charged der were not required to enter a
of his son's murder because with Miller's murder, the five plea on the murder charge and
the matter is sub judice. After a were also charged with abate- were remanded to Her
five-year delay, the murder case ment to murder and conspiracy Majesty's Prison, Fox Hill. How-
wps adjourned to March 5 for to possess dangerous drugs. ever, Bartlett was released on
hearing. Mr Miller told the Also charged on that date was $20,000 bail as his offence was
House on Wednesday that "far Darryl Bartlett Jr of Ruby Lane, deemed bailablee".
toco many persons have experi- the son of Mrs Albertha Today only Ryan Wells and
enced and are experiencing the Bartlett, the prosecuting officer Ricardo Miller are being held
frustration of justice being in the Attorney General'g office. for the Miller murder.

Delays after sickout at Road Traffic

'Ninety' dismissal motion denied

FROM page one
try his case, claiming he was
extradited unlawfully by the
Bahamas because he had an out-
standing writ of habeas corpus at
the time of his extradition.
However, the Bahamas
Supreme Court had decided
that Knowles' outstanding
habeas corpus writ had, "less
chance of success than the
proverbial snowball in hell"
and even went so far as to say,
"How stupid would our courts
look? Surely others would be
entitled to roll back in their
chairs and laugh their heads
off at what a bunch of fools
were sitting on the bench in

the Bahamas, that we even
contemplated and allowed
counsel to advance an argu-
ment that was positively
doomed to fail."
Judge Cohn relied heavily
on the language of the
Bahamas Supreme Court with-
in his judgment denying dis-
missal of the case.
In the analysis of his ruling
he quotes Justice Lyons say-
ing: "In my opinion to allow
some party before the court to
pursue an impossible task just
to buy time and in the process
likely cause the court to
become a laughing stock . .
is to manipulate the court in
such a way as to be an abuse of

the process."
With this, Judge Cohn
rejected Knowles' argument
that he should return to the
Bahamas because of the out-
standing litigation.
Judge Cohn also concluded
that, because diplomatic let-
ters were sent by the Minister
of Foreign Affairs outlining
the terms of Knowles' extra-
dition, the viability of the
process is undisputable.
As a result of Judge Cohn's
ruling to deny dismissal,
Knowles' trial will begin on
April 9 in a Ft Lauderdale
courtroom, where a Federal
Public Defender will argue his
case before a jury of his peers.

Anna Nicole Smith

to be buried today

FROM page one
"It will be a very beautiful,
Anna Nicole send-off,"
Patrick Simpson, a close
friend, told AP on Wednes-
day. "Of course it will be over
the top because it's Anna
Police press liaison officer
said the police "have a plan
in place" to deal with the
security concerns that sur-
round the occasion.
According to international
media reports, guests had
already started to arrive in.
Nassau yesterday, and barri-
cades have been put up at

Lakeview cemetery the site
where Anna Nicole will be
laid to rest alongside her 20-
year-old son, Daniel.
In a move that will come as
no surprise to those who have
followed the former playboy
playmate's movements during
her lifetime, MSNBC reported
yesterday that the exclusive
rights to the memorial service
and burial may have been sold
to a US entertainment chan-
A local reporter described
seeing various news media
outlets attempting to negoti-
ate with staff at the church
and cemetery yesterday.

The release of her body for
burial comes just over a week
after Judge Larry Seidlin
awarded control of the body
to Richard Millstein, a court
appointed guardian ad litem
for Smith's infant daughter,
Mr Millstein stated soon
after that he had chosen the
Bahamas as Anna Nicole's
final resting place. Howev-
er, her mother, Virgie
Arthur, lodged an appeal
against the judge's decision.
She subsequently dropped
her final appeal yesterday.
Anna Nicole Smith died on
-February 8, aged 39.

Press anger at charge to film funeral

FROM page one
yesterday of a contract from
the Sandy Port Development
Company to members of the
international press.
The contract says that crews
with a live satellite uplink will
be required to pay $5,000 per

camera, or $2,000 per camera
for non-live camera coverage.
The contract reads: "The
Sandy Port Development Lim-
ited hereby grants the under-
signed news corporation the
right to enter upon the public
portions of our Olde Town
property, said property be.gl

our property, on Thursday,
March 1, and Friday 2, 2007,
provided the undersigned
agrees not to damage any
property and not create a pub-
lic nuisance and undertakes to
be respectful of the residents
and shop owners who live and
work at the Qlde Towne."

for his vehicle to be inspected
for a licence renewal since 10

utes or half an hour.
Action began on Tuesday

According to an insider, o'clock that morning. when staff decided to "go-
ayound 15 people were involved "We came here this morn- slow". John Pinder, president
ir the action, including clerical ing and the line was long, it was of the Bahamas Public Service
staff and inspectors, stupendous. There was one gen- Union (BPSU) said that staff
! When The Tribune visited tleman doing his best, he was had numerous labour concerns,
the Vehicle Licensing depart- doing a phenomenal job trying included the issue of promo-
ment in the early afternoon, the to serve everybody on time," tions.
qbeues at the unit extended out he said. Yesterday the source said
of the door. Only one staff The insider confirmed that that "the government is not
member appeared to be on those awaiting vehicle inspec- seeking to resolve this matter."
duty. tion were having to wait an Attempts to contact Mr Pin-
' One man sitting outside in average of two to three hours, der for comment were unsuc-
his car said he had been waiting rather than the usual 15 !min- cessful.
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Senior police transfers are now ratified

FROM page one

inal Records in Grand Bal ama
o t the Eastern Division of

New Providence, will move to
ht e South Eastern Division,

thought would be moved to the Grand Bahama. Woman Chief Inspector H
Police College over the protests Superintendent Burkie Gator, formerly in charge of the
of some senior officers. Wright, officer in charge of Road Lynden Pindling International
; When whispers of Mr Fergu- Traffic in New Providence, will Airport, will move to the Police
stn's transfer were made public, be placed in charge of the Cable Control Room.
the issue split the top tiers of Beach Police Station. Chief Inspector Cornish,
the force, with seniors coming Superintendent L Ferguson, formerly in charge of the Fort
o it in support or opposition to formerly in charge of the Cable Charlotte Police Station, will be
the move. Beach Police Station, will take in charge of Arawak Cay.
,The Tribune's source yester- over Road Traffic. Inspector B Neilly, former-
dAy claimed that a list of trans- Superintendent E Seymour, ly in charge of Police Prosecu-
feds, none of which was above formerly of the Eastern Divi- tions, will move to Inagua.
te rank of Superintendent, has sion of Grand Bahama, will Inspector H Rolle, former-
ben ratified by the RBPF. move to the District Headquar- ly stationed in West End, will
Observers said that it is proba- ters on that island. move to .the Grand Bahama
bty a partial list, which will be ASP L Major, formerly in International Airport.
augmented with more senior charge of the Security and Intel- Inspector C Stubbs, the offi-
transfers once the political sea- ligence Branch (SIB), will move cer in charge of Inagua, will
sqn has settled down after the to the headquarters of the move to Fort Charlotte.
general election, review unit. Inspector C Finlayson, for-
'Among the transfers the Woman Chief Inspector C merly stationed at District
source reported were: Saunders, formerly in charge of Headquarters, will move to
i* ASP Boodle from the Crim- the District Headquarters in Eleuthera.

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FROM page one
George Smith, who was a
p jobable candidate for the Exu-
mo constituency, will not be get-
tifig the PLP nomination for
t1at area, it was also claimed.
Lawyer, and host of the radio
show, "Parliament Street",
Ftyne Thompson will carry the
PLP banner in South Beach

against his former CDR party
colleague, Phenton Neymour.
In St Margaret's it is still
unknown who will be running
for the PLP as the constituen-
cy's current Independent MP
Pierre Dupuch, has opted not
to run in the next general elec-
In Bamboo Town, the PLP
will not be running a candidate

against the area's Independent
MP Tennyson Wells, who is
being challenged by the FNM's
Branville McCartney.
The remaining MPs will
retain the nominations for the
seats that they now represent.
These announcements are
expected to be made at the
PLP's headquarters on Far-
rington Road at 7.30 tonight.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2007, PAGE 11


Rastafarians take to ....

streets in protest

more pictures
of the march
on parliament
by members of
the Rastafarian
community on
Wednesday to
demand equal
justice and T 1 D
an end to o

THE march culminated
with a presentation of a
.' ",document that listed the
T ll demands and grievances of'
Rastas and grass roots
people to Prime Minister
Perry Christie, in Rawson
One of the major
grievances of Rastas is the
discrimination they face in
the school system. Currently,
Rasta children are allowed
to go to public schools
without having to cut their
hair. However, many
private schools most of
which are Christian
religious schools refuse to
allow Rasta children to
eApostle Diamond
.Harrison, one of the leaders
of the march, stated that
,successive governments have
not done enough to end the
0 PRIEST Ritman McKinney and other Rastafarians Voice their concerns to the Prime Milnister discrimination that Rastas
: and grass roots people face,
(Photo'Franklyn G Ferguson) especially in regard to
(Other photos: Tim Clarke/Tribune stqffJ) education. e

Tobacco fans celebrate Cuba's

cigars at annual festival

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tobacco leaf. They nudge loose
tobacco inside and wrap and
tug, smooth and straighten. A
tightly rolled cigar takes shape,
according to Associated Press.
"Looks easy," said the 32-
year-old roller at the Cohiba
factory in Havana after using
his teeth to tear excess wrapper
leaf from the tip. "It's not."
Cuba's 9th annual Habano
Festival, which wraps up Fri-
day, is a celebration of all
things cigar from tobacco
seedlings to the smoothness of
a freshly lit Churchill.
Over 1,000 fans from more
than 40 countries puffed on
free cigars while visiting tobac-
co plantations, getting lessons
on the history, taste and smell
of tobacco and kicking off their
shoes during a smoke-clouded

late-night party at the beach
during the five-day event.
"It's very exciting," said Sato
Yukio, 58, a university profes-
sor frbm Tokyo. "It is a long
way to come, but it is worth it."
Founded in 1966 to produce
cigars for dignitaries and
Cuban leader Fidel Castro,
Cohib4 is the flagship of 27 pre-
mium, brands produced by
Habanos, equally owned by the
Cuban state and Spanish-
French tobacco firm Altadis.

Long an avid smoker, the 80-
year-old Castro gave up cigars
years'ago for health reasons
and has ceded power to his
brother, Raul, while he recov-
ers from intestinal surgery.


Washington's trade embar-
go against communist Cuba
means its cigars are illegal in
the United States but that is
good news for some.
"Cubans are special for,
Americans especially because
of the embargo. It's the forbid-
den-fruit mentality," said Ray-
mond Chu, who works at a cig-
ar franchise in Windsor, Cana-
da, just across the US border
from Detroit, Michigan.
Chu, 45, said that during
Windsor's tourist season, 75
per cent of his customers are,
Many festival participants'
are from Asia, Europe and the
Middle East though some
Americans slipped into Cuba
through Canada or Mexico.
"We're not supposed to be
here. That's one of the reasons
we came," said John, a Nevada
native who like many visiting
Americans gave only a first
name for fear of being fined
for violating the US ban on
travel to the isJand.
Vito Calandra, who sell
generic drugs in Toront6o,
Canada, said he was attending
his fourth straight Habano Fe -
tival. *
"It gives you an attachment
to the product," he said, "a bet-
ter appreciation of all the work
that goes into a cigar... and
how the process hasn't changed
in 300 years."
Organisers took visitors to
Cuba's tobacco heartland, the
western district of Pinar del
Rio, where farmers slogged
through quicksand-like mud,
picking tobacco leaves.
Jesus Mendez, 39, said he
earns about US$43 a month,
nearly four times the minimum
government salary although
he said he has never seen a
Habano cigar prepared for
"We do all this so that they
can be smoked, but not by me,
Mendez said. "They are very
expensive. It's something for

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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street

US to Bahamas:

Krbff tt lh i teIm

MP proposes

investment funds Island development

Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamian investment
funds industry was singled out
yesterday by the US State
Department as one area of this
nation's financial services indus-
try where regulation and super-
vision needed to be enhanced.
In its annual International
Narcotics Control Strategy
report on global drug trafficking
and money laundering trends,
the US State Department's
report on the Bahamas was
largely complimentary of this
nation, yet said supervision of
the investment finds sector
needed to be tightened without
explaining why.
"The Government of the
Bahamas should continue to
enhance its supervision of finan-
cial institutions, especially
investment funds," the US State
Department said.
"The Bahamas should also
provide adequate resources to
its law enforcement, prosecuto-
rial and judicial entities to
ensure that investigations and
prosecutions are satisfactorily
completed, and requests for
international co-operation are
efficiently processed."
Hillary Deveaux, the Securi-
ties Commission of the
Bahamas' executive director,
said he was unaware of the
f- report's findings, but promised
that he and his executives would
contact the US authorities and
regulators to find out what con-
cerns if any they had.
The Securities Commission
has responsibility for regulat-
ing the investment funds indus-
try in the Bahamas, and Mr
Deveaux said he hoped the
State Department's comments
were not based on the past, as
opposed to the present.
He added that investment
funds regulation in the
Bahamas had not been "an
issue over the years", while all
fund managers and administra-
tors were expected to adhere to
a stringent Know Your Cus-
tomer (KYC) regime when it
came to verifying the identities
of investors in the funds they
"That's been tightened up
considerably, and it's no longer
a situation where they're

Tribune Business Editor
SOME $2 million in assets sus-
pected to be the proceeds of drug
trafficking, money laundering and
fraud were seized or frozen by the
Royal Bahamas Police Force in
2006, the US State Department
said yesterday.
In its annual International Nar-
cotics Control Strategy report, the
US State Department said almost
$2.5 million in drug-related assets
were seized in 2006 by the
Bahamian Drug Enforcement
Unit (DEU), which also arrested
1,399 persons for drug offences.
"The Government of the
Bahamas also seized or froze near-
ly $2 million in assets derived from
drug trafficking and money laun-
dering," the US State Department
It added that between January
2000 and September 2006, some
17 people in the Bahamas had
been charged with money laun-
dering by the DEU's Tracing and
Forfeiture/Money Laundering
Investigation Section
Of these people, some seven
had been convicted, another seven
defendants were awaiting trial, and
two more had "fled" the Bahamas
prior to their trial.
The Bahamian Financial Intel-
ligence Unit (FIU), which was
shortly expected to issue revised
guidelines incorporating anti-ter-
ror financing requirements, in 2005
took part in nine cases where

exempt from
the KYC pro-
visions," Mr*
Deveaux said.
"It's expect-
ed that all
funds, the
managers and
the adminis-
trators, would
have a partic-
ularly heavy DEVEAUX
responsibility DEVEAUX
to ensure the
KYC process is adhered to."
Some 760 investment funds
were domiciled in the Bahamas
as at September 30, 1996,'their
number having grown by 1.5 per
cent or 11 over the previous
nine months, when the total
stood at 749.
Over the same period, total
assets under management in
these funds increased by 7.2 per
cent or $12.76 billion to reach
$190.69 billion, an amount that
was expected to surpass $200
billion by the end of 2006.
There were 60 investment
fund administrators domiciled
in the Bahamas as at September
30, 2006, along with 67 bro-
ker/dealers and 43 securities
investment advisors.
The Investment Funds Act
2003, which replaced the Mutu-
al Funds Act 1995, tightened up
regulation of the industry con-
siderably, as it requires all funds
connected to the Bahamas to
be either registered with or
reported to the Securities Com-
All funds with a "substantial
or direct connection" to the
Bahamas, such as the standard,
professional and SMART fund
categories, must be registered
or licensed by the Securities
Recognised Foreign Funds,
licensed in jurisdictions recog-
nised by the Bahamas, have to
register with the Securities
Commission and show proof of
their registration elsewhere.
Those funds with a weaker
connection to the Bahamas,
such as being sold from here or
having a Bahamas institution
acting as custodian, are required
to appoint a Bahamian regis-
tered representative who must
be appointed by the Securities

assets were restrained due to the
receipt of suspicious transaction
reports (STRs).
The US State Department
added that from January to Sep-
tember 2006, the FIU received 124
STRs, of which 60 were being
analysed and 15 were forwarded to
the police for investigation.
The report added that so far
there had been no suspicious
transactions or prosecutions initi-
ated in the Bahamas for violations
of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA),
which was passed by Parliament
and brought into law in 2004.
The US State Department
report added: "Money laundering
in the Bahamas is related to finan-
cial fraud and the proceeds of drug
trafficking. Illicit proceeds from
drug trafficking usually take the
form of cash or are quickly con-
verted into cash.
"The strengthening of anti-mon-
ey laundering laws has made it
increasingly difficult for most drug
traffickers to deposit large sums
of cash. As a result, drug traffick-
ers store extremely large quantities
of cash in security vaults at prop-
erties deemed to be safe houses.
"Other money laundering
trends include the purchase of real
estate, large vehicles and jewellery,
as well as the processing of money
through a complex national or
international web of legitimate
businesses and shell companies."
The report added that it had
received reports that 10 Internet
gaming sites operated from the

Tribune Business Editor
Tennyson Wells,
the independent
MP for Bamboo
Town, yesterday
told The Tribune
that he and several business
partners had proposed devel-
oping a 200-room hotel, villas,
second home and marina devel-
opment for Long Island to the
Government, arguing that
Bahamians could do what the
I-Group is now doing in
The I-Group project is a
50/50 joint venture with the
Government through the Hotel
Corporation of the Bahamas,
with the latter's equity coming
from the almost 10,000 acres of
land it is providing for the $1.8
billion project.
Mr Wells said that Bahami-
ans could easily do a similar
project, enabling them to take
greater ownership and partici-

Tribune Business Weporter -
THE decision to rescind the Romora Bay Club-
Hotel's permit to expand its property through the
construction of a 30-slip marina should be made
permanent as it is not in the best interests of Har-
bour Island, proponents behind a 'Master Plan' for
the island's future development have urged.
The Land Use Plan is a joint venture between
the planning and architectural firms of Bruce La
Fleur and Associates of Nassau, and Kiser, Straw
and Kolodner of Philadelphia.
These consultants have recommended that the
Romora Bay project should not be allowed
because it would compromise the environment,
and would not significantly increase employment
on the island.

Wells says 'Bahamians can do what I-Group is doing in

Mayaguana', but availability of Crown Land is 'the key'

pation in their economy and
making it more sustainable, if
the Government was to sell or
lease Crown Land to them on
commercial terms for eco-
nomic development purposes.
The independent MP said
that obtaining the land from the
Government was "critical", as
nothing could happen without
it. Selling or leasing Crown
Land to Bahamian investors, he
indicated, would empower this
nation's citizens, as the land
could be used as collateral to
obtain financing either loans
or more complicated forms of
debt financing.
Mr Wells said that when the
I-Group project was formally
launched, he told The Govern-
ment that "nothing is happening
in Long Island, and we have a

number of
L o n g
Islanders who .
are capable of
starting ai
can do this,
"We could
do the same
thing [as the
I-Group] in
Long Island. i WELLS
I've talked to
a number of Long Island people
who are prepared to do it".
Mr Wells said he had submit-
ted a proposal. to the Govern-
ment that he and his partners
be granted 2,000-3,000 acres of
Crown Land in Long Island.
Once that happened, they

would be able to raise the
financing to "put in place" a
200-room hotel, 25-50 villas, a
golf course, marina and associ-
ated amenities. Some 50 acres
would be reserved for the grow-
ing of citrus and other agricul-
tural projects that would supply
food to the resort and other
"I have no doubt we could
do that over a 10-year period,"
Mr Wells said. "We'll phase it
and just develop it.
"We are prepared to go
ahead and plan. I've been talk-
ing to a number of people to
plan it, but the land has to be
available. That's the key."
Mr Wells added that he and

SEE page 2B


angry over

Master Plan

Tribune Business Reporter
THE recently-unveiled master
plan for Harbour Island's future
development does not reflect Bri-
landers' wishes, many residents
said, when it was presented dur-
ing a Town Meeting on Wednes-
day night.
There was standing room-only
in the Parish Hall, as residents

SEE page 11B

At a town meeting at the Parish Hall on Har-
bour Island on Wednesday, Jim Straw, one of the
consultants, said it was their professional opinion
that the Romora Bay project not be permitted.
Mr Straw said that in making the decision, they
relied heavily on the Government's draft Marina
Policy, which has since been circulated for con-
sultation from industry stakeholders and mem-
bers of the public.
He said the Valentine's Resort's 60-slip marina
project, which appears completely out of scale to
Harbour Island's character and size, had brought
the issue to the forefront, and senstisied persons to
think more broadly as to what projects should be

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his partners were prepared to
pay $2,000 per acre for Crown
Land in Long Island, adding
that this would amount to $4
million for 2,000 acres. This, he
said, could be paid upfront or in
"We'll have a conditional
purchase-lease, and as we devel-
op it the deeds would be grant-
ed. I think it could be done,"
Mr Wells said.
Although it was uncertain
how much Crown Land was
available in Long Island, Mr
Wells said Prime Minister Perry
Christie had indicated that the
Department of Lands and Sur-
veys, which came under his min-
istry, would research this.
Even if only 250 acres or 500
acres was available, Mr Wells
said he and his partners were
prepared to go ahead, and
would scale down their plans to

fit the land.
"I have no doubt that the
money is available to do it if we
phase it," Mr Wells said. "If
they grant us the land, we would
be able to phase it in. I've been
in land development for 30-odd
years, and 1 know how to get it
hMr Wells said he first thought
of the project during last year's
Budget debate, and was this
week encouraged by the Prime
Minister to submit the proposal
directly to the Domestic Invest-
ments Board in the Ministry of
Financial Services and Invest-
He added that Vincent Peet,
minister of financial services
and investments, had asked him
for details, and Mr Wells sup-
plied him verbally with the
names of some of his partners
and "people who have been
behind me for years".
In the meantime, Mr Wells
and his investment company are
developing two subdivisions in

New Providence South Seas,
on the peninsula by the
entrance to Bacardi in south-
ern New Providence, and Yuma
(the old Arawak name for Long
Island) off West Bay Street.
Mr Wells said that together,
when completed the projects
could cost "a couple of hundred
million dollars", including the
price of land acquisition, build-
ing construction and infrastruc-
ture such as utilities and roads.
Land purchase prices alone
were "in excess of $50 million".
Mr Wells said South Seas,
which is surrounded on three
sides by sea, will have a 162-slip
marina. The developers had all
the necessary approvals and
were selling the land, while
infrastructure was also being
put in.
Roads were being cut, while
the electricity, water, telephone
and cable utilities were also
being installed, Mr Wells say-
ing the first phase was "just
about complete".



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NEW YORK Wall Street
rebounded fitfully Wednesday
from the previous session's 416-
point plunge in the Dow indus-
trials as investors took comfort
from comments by Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben Ber-
nanke but still showed signs of
unease about the economy.
Bernanke's remarks to Con-
gress that he still expects mod-
erate economic growth gave
some investors confidence to
look for bargains. A recovery in
some overseas markets follow-
ing a worldwide selloff Tuesday
also lent some support to U.S
stocks, but the advance lacked
some conviction the major
indexes fluctuated throughout
the day, with the Dow rising as
much as 137 points before pull-
ing back and advancing again
several times.
The Dow ended the day up
52.39, or 0.43 percent, at
The market's broader indica-
tors also managed gains. The
Standard & Poor's 500 index
climbed 7.78, or 0.56 percent, to
1,406.82, and the Nasdaq com-
posite index rose 8.29, or 0.34
percent, to 2,416.15.
Investors parsed a series of
economic reports out Wednes-
day, hoping to glean a sense of
where stocks were headed. Ber-
nanke's comments and a gross
domestic product reading that
mostly met expectations helped
bring out some buyers. Never-'
theless, investors remained cau-
tious and didn't rush headlong
into stocks and discount the
possibility of a further shakeout.
"It's typical that you get a
bounceback the next day," said
Joseph V. Battipaglia, chief
investment officer at Ryan Beck
& Co. "Now we're essentially
flat on the year. Can we go up
from here or down? That sort-
ing-out process will continue
A recovery in China's Shang-
hai Composite Index, which bad
fallen nearly 9 percent Tuesday,
also helped boost U.S. stocks.
Tuesday's decline, which
was the largest point drop in the
Dow industrials in more than
five years, made February an
unwelcome month for the 30-
stock index. The Dow had its
worst monthly percentage drop
since April 2005 and the worst
monthly point decline since
December of 2002.
For the S&P, February was
the worst percentage and point
decline since May last year. And
for Nasdaq, the month marked
the worst percentage and point
decline since July.
'Bonds fell Wednesday as
stocks tried to recoup some
losses. The yield on the bench-
mark 10-year Treasury note
rose to 4.57 percent from its low
for the year of 4.47 percent late
The dollar was mixed against
other major currencies, while
gold prices fell.
Light, sweet crude settled up
33 cents to $61.79 per barrel on
the New York Mercantile
Exchange as investors brushed
off concerns about falling
demand from China.
Advancing issues outpaced
decliners by about 2 to 1 on the
New York Stock Exchange,
where consolidated volume
came to a heavy 3.93 billion.
Volume was lighter than the
enormous 4.56 billion seen
Tuesday, however.
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 0.64, or
0.08 percent, to 793.30.


* While stocks fell in some
countries and recuperated in
China, analysts warned that after
Tuesday's selloff the markets
would likely remain volatile for a
Associated Press
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bounced back Wednesday after their
biggest decline in a decade, while
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Asia fell for a second day amid jitters
about possible slowdowns in the Chi-
nese and U.S. economies. U.S. stocks
stabilized on soothing comments
from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Analysts said the selloff was most
likely a correction to cool overheat-
ing markets.
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market correction but as of yet I
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America in London. "This is not
something to worry about. There are
little ramifications beyond the mar-
kets being immediately affected."
In Britain, the benchmark FTSE
100 Index lost 1.82 percent, while
France's CAC 40 fell 1.29 percent and
Germany's DAX Index slid 1.53 per-
cent. In the U.S., the Dow Jones
industrials were fluctuating but
stayed positive, up 53 points at the
12,270 level in early afternoon.

day's marKet plunge witn a calm,
matter-of-fact demeanor, explaining
developments in plain language with-
out any of the famously opague lan-
guage that his predecessor, Alan
Greenspan, sometimes used.
In what might have been a refer-
ence to

tified at one
point that
there did not
appear to be
a "single trig-
ger" to Tues-
day's sharp
sell offB ,
which saw
Jones indus-
trial average fall by 416.02 points.
Some analysts believe that Green-
span's comments over the weekend
that there was a possibility of a reces-
sion by the end of the year along with
a sharp drop in China's Shanghai
stock market contributed to Tues-
day's big drop on Wall Street.
But Bernanke let members of the
House Budget Committee know that
he didn't intend to assign blame.
"There didn't seem to be any sin-
gle trigger of the market correction
we saw yesterday," he said in
response to a question. "I don't think
it would be useful for me to try to
parse the movement into the compo-
nents associated with different pieces
of news or pieces of information."
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remain a drag on the economy
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be needed to stir buyer
Associated Press
omy turned in a much weaker per-
formance in the final quarter of
2006 than initially thought, and
new-home sales tumbled last
month by the most in 13 years, sug-
gesting more business lethargy
The latest batch of economic
reports Wednesday from the Com-
merce Department pointed to a
temporary economic listlessness
rather than signaling the economy
would slip into recession, econo-

mists said.
Ken Mayland, president of
ClearView Economics, called it a
midcoursee breather."
The reports came a day after
stocks at home and abroad took a
nosedive as investors worried
about the economic health of global
powerhouses, the United States
and China. Wall Street rebounded
on Wednesday as Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke sought to
calm investors' nerves and allay
fears about a major economic slow-
down. Bernanke said the Fed was
looking for "moderate growth in
the U.S. economy going forward."
The new reading on gross
domestic product showed the
economy grew at a 2.2 percent pace
- a considerably weaker rate than
the government first estimated. It
initially had reported the expansion
in the last three months of 2006 to
be at a 3.5 percent pace. The princi-

pal reason for the new, significantly
lower estimate: Businesses tight-
ened their belts amid fallout from
the troubled housing and automa-
tive sectors.
Bernanke said he wasn't worried
about the GDP's downward revi-
sion, saying the new reading "is
actually more consistent with our
overall view of the economy than
were the original numbers."
The fresh look at the housing
market was sobering. New-home
sales plummeted by 16.6 percent in
January from the previous month.
That was the largest decline since
January 1994, when sales slid by
23.8 percent.
The decline in January much
steeper than analysts anticipated -
left sales at a seasonally adjusted
annual rate of 937,000, the lowest
level since February 2003.


The selloff was more pronounced
in Asia, with indexes in Japan, South
Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, India and
Australia sliding more than 2 percent
after Wall Street suffered its worst
day Tuesday since the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks.
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Associated Press
There's a reason they're called
emerging markets.
Chinese stocks rebounded
Wednesday following their
worst plunge in a decade amid
reassurances from regulators
and strong buying by govern-
ment-backed institutional
investors, though jittery inves-
tors elsewhere in Asia
appeared unconvinced that
the bloodletting was over.
Despite the irresistible
allure of China's booming
economy, its roller-coaster
share markets are not for the
faint-hearted. Stocks have
shown unusual volatility this
year, with the Shanghai index
notching one-day drops of 4.9
percent and 3.7 percent
already this year before
recovering to hit new records.
"The government is still
struggling over how to handle
the market," says Andy Xie, an
independent economist based
iA Hong Kong. "It is worried
about a bubble, at the same
time there is a widespread
belief among investors that the
government will prevent the
market from collapsing."
On Wednesday, the bench-

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As sales cooled, so did
home prices.
The median sales price of a
new home where half sell
for more and half for less -
dropped to $239,800 in Janu-
ary, a 2.1 percent decline from
the same month last year.
The new GDP figure for
the October-to-December
quarter was a tad slower than
the 2.3 percent growth rate
economists were forecasting
and clearly less sunny than
the original estimate.
The GDP, which measures
the value of all goods and ser-
vices produced within the
United States, is the best
overall barometer of eco-
nomic health.
Although the fourth quar-
ter's showing marked a slight
improvement from the third
quarter's mediocre 2 percent
growth rate, it didn't alter the
overall picture that economic
activity in both quarters was
restrained by the housing
slump and the ailing automo-
tive sector.
Investment in home build-
ing in the fourth quarter was
slashed by 19.1 percent on an
annualized basis, the steepest
decline in 15 years.
Business retrenchment was
a key factor behind the lower
GDP estimate for the fourth

mark Shanghai Composite
Index gained 3.9 percent to
2,881.07, regaining nearly half
of the 8.8 percent it lost on
Tuesday. Institutional inves-
tors appeared to be buying
large-cap shares. ICBC, Chi-
na's largest lender by assets,
gained 4.5 percent to 4.90
yuan; Bank of China rose 3.7
percent to 4.79 yuan and
China Life Insurance jumped
5.8 percent to 35.87 yuan.
Analysts say they expect
China's stock market to keep
climbing over time, although
further near-term declines are
likely given concerns that
prices may have risen too pre-
cipitously in recent months:
the Shanghai index more than
doubled last year and by
Wednesday was still up 7.7
percent from the start of the
"Everybody is more or less
on the same side here, no one
wants a huge amount of vola-
tility," said Michael Pettis, a
professor of finance at Peking
University's Guanghua School
of Management. "The govern-
ment doesn't want the party to
end, it just prefers a knitting
party to a drunken revelry."

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SHARE PRICES LOWER: A man walks past a board displaying the Hang Seng Index outside
a bank in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hong Kong share prices closed sharply lower,
shedding 2.46 percent or 496.36 points, following steep falls on overseas markets
amid concerns over the prospects for the global economy, dealers said.

After Tuesday's plunge in
the Shanghai index, its worst
since Feb. 18, 1997, regulators
shifted into damage control,
denying the rumors of a possi-
ble 20 percent capital gains tax
on stock investments that may
have prompted the sell-off.

The state-run Shanghai
Securities News, in a front-
page report, cited Finance
Ministry and tax officials say-
ing the government had no
plans and no need to enact
such a tax given the 22 percent
jump in tax revenues last year.

Meanwhile, the state media
carried bullish comments
apparently aimed at prevent-
ing a panic authorities have
a strong interest in keeping the
markets on an even keel with a
major Communist Party con-
gress coming up in the

China will focus on ensur-
ing financial stability and
security, the official Xinhua
News Agency cited Premier
Wen Jiabao as saying in an
essay due to be published in
today's issue of the Commu-
nist Party magazine Qiushi.
Profit-taking following
recent gains was a big factor
behind Tuesday's meltdown:
The market had hit a fresh
record high on Monday, with
the Shanghai Composite Index
closing above 3,000 for the
first time.
China's markets took off
last year after a successful
round of shareholding reforms
helped alleviate worries over a
possible flood of state-held
shares into the market. Efforts
to clean up the brokerage
industry and end market
abuses also helped.
Their confidence renewed,
millions of retail investors
began shifting their bank sav-
ings into the markets in search
of higher returns last year.
Strong buying by state-con-
trolled institutional investors
and overseas funds also


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HOUSING SLOWDOWN: The median sales price of a new home dropped to $239,800 in
January, a 2.1 percent decline from the same month last year. Above, workers
construct a new home at a Morrison Homes development in Gilbert, Ariz.

Businesses, worried that
extra supplies of goods might
get out of whack with cus-
tomer demand, ended up
investing much less in their
inventories than previously
That shaved 1.35-percent-
age points off the fourth-quar-
ter GDP, the most in 11/2 years.
Companies also ended up
cutting back on other spend-
ing and investment in the
fourth quarter, including
equipment and software, new
plants and other commercial
Consumers, a major force
shaping overall economic
activity, boosted spending at a

4.2 percent pace in the final
quarter of last year.
That was brisk and up
considerably from a 2.8 per-
cent pace in the prior quarter.
But it also was slightly less
than the 4.4 percent growth
rate first estimated for the
final quarter of last year. That
alsQ played a role in the GDP
downgrade in the fourth quar-
Such a big revision in
fourth quarter GDP to a 2.2
percent pace from the initial
3.5 percent pace was
The government said the
average revision is much
smaller 0.5 percentage

"A revision of 1.3 percent-
age points or larger has
occurred only seven times in
30 years," it said.
Analysts predict the econ-
omy will stay sluggish for a
while, reflecting continued
strain from the housing sec-
The economy should clock
in at a 2.5 percent pace in the
current January-to-March
quarter, edge up to a 2.6 per-
cent pace in the April-to-June
period, according to projec-
tions by the National Associa-
tion for Business Economics.
Of the latest GDP figures:
"Overall these data confirm a
sustained downshift in
growth," said Ian Shepherd-
son, chief economist at High
Frequency Economics.,


European, Asian markets drop for 2nd day


tumbled 2.85 percent to
17,604.12, while Philippine
stocks plunged 7.9 percent,
their worst drop since 1997, at
the height of the Asian finan-
cial crisis.
But several Asian markets
also trimmed big early losses
as the day progressed, though
analysts warned that markets
wotld likely remain volatile
for a while.
"We don't need to worry
about a big reduction from
here, but this correction could
continue for the next couple
months," said Shinichi Ichi-
kawa, an equity strategist
with Credit Suisse in Tokyo.
Bullish comments in Chi-
na's state-controlled media
appeared to reassure anxious
domestic investors, who

account for virtually all trad-
China will focus on ensur-
ing financial stability and
security, the official Xinhua
News Agency cited Premier
Wen Jiabao as saying in an
essay due to be published in
Thursday's issue of the Com-
munist Party magazine Qiu-
Authorities also denied
rumors of a 20 percent capital
gains tax on stock invest-
ments speculation on
which played a role in Tues-
day's plunge.
But many analysts cau-
tioned against focusing only
on China's role.
"The selloff in equities
cannot be blamed wholly on
China. This is case of the mar-
ket flying too close to the sun,
and the hot money collaps-

ing," said Torben Krogh Niel-
sen, an analyst with Saxobank.
"It's a correction that's been
seven months coming."
"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," concurred David Kars-
boel, head of market strategy
for Saxobank in Copenhagen,
Some investors used the
drop as an opportunity to go
bargain-hunting. Malaysian
stocks, after falling as much as
8.2 percent, closed down 3.3
percent. Australian stocks
closed down 2.7 percent after
falling as much as 3.5 percent.
Many Asian markets were
due for a correction after
their recent spectacular per-
formance, analysts said.
Benchmark indexes in

China, Australia and Singa-
pore had all hit records in
February. Before this week's
plunge, Malaysian stocks had
gained 17 percent this year,
while Philippine shares had
climbed about 12 percent.
"A lot of that exuberance
about just buying anything at
all costs just starts to evapo-
rate if the market has big falls
like this," said David Halliday,
associate director at Mac-
quarie 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 Sec-
retary Yasuhisa Shiozaki ech-
oed that sentiment, trying to
quell concerns about the
Tokyo market by stressing
that overall fundamentals in
Japan were still strong.


nix. "We thought we'd be able
to reward those people."
Customers who qualify for
the program can start seeing
reduced rates after five years
if their BMI remains in the 19-
to-25 range. Customers will
see their premiums drop by 5
-percent'for every five years
that they keep a healthy BMI
ratio, up to a maximum of 20
percent after 20 years.
The plan comes as U.S.
obesity rates have risen to an
all-time high. Nearly one-
third, or 32 percent of adult
Americans, are considered
obese, the federal government
Obesity can cause diabetes,
heart disease and other
health-related complications
that shorten life spans. The
proportion of obese adults has
more than doubled, from 15
percent in the mid-1970s.
Insurance companies prize
healthy customers because
they live longer. Insurers
make more revenue from
healthy customers who pay
monthly premiums well into
their 70s than from customers

that die of natural causes
years earlier. Although life
insurers typically consider
lifestyle, weight, age and fam-
ily medical history when writ-
ing policies, Phoenix's BMI
discount is unique.
More than 140 people have
signed up for the program and
about 30 have been approved,
the Hartford-based company.
said. One of them, 42-year-old
David Rollins of Bloomington,
Ill., was approved for the pro-
gram this winter.
Rollins, who has always
kept fit with a regimen of run-
ning, bicycling and lifting
weights, rolled his previous
Phoenix policy into its BMI
program to save money.
"In the longer term,''he
way I look at it, I'm buying a
product that's going t.
reward my lifestyle," he saiJ.
But the American Medical
Association said there's not
necessarily a correlation
between good health and BMI
ratio. Muscular athletes in
good condition would likely
have a higher than recom-
mended BMI, said Dr. Ron
Davis, president-elect of the


Bernanke: Markets

are 'working well'


outlook for the economy and
he repeated that the Fed
expects "moderate growth"
this year. Bernanke also said
that the Fed along with the
president's working group,
which was formed in the wake
of the 1987 stock market crash,
had been closely monitoring
market developments. He said
that the markets "seem to be
working well."
He said there had been "no
material change in our expec-
tations for the U.S. economy
since I last reported to Con-
gress" when he delivered the
Fed's latest economic outlook
two weeks ago. "We are
looking for moderate growth
in the U.S. economy going for-
ward," Bernanke said.
He said that if current cor-

reactions under way in housing
and the amount of inventories
being held by business stabi-
lize in coming months, the
economy should begin to
rebound from its current
slowdown by the end of the
year. Bernanke's comments on
the stock market decline
occurred at a hearing where
he delivered virtually identi-
cal warnings as he did in a
Senate hearing last month
about the need to deal with
looming budget problems in
the government's giant benefit
programs of Social Security,
Medicare and Medicaid.
At the White House
Wednesday, press secretary
Tony Snow said that Presi-
dent Bush had called Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson to
get a readout on the stock
market plunge.

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vice-president for
administration and
external affairs

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Tribune Business Editor
Baha Mar Resorts last
night said its negotia-
tors and the Govern-
ment were "still working" on
the supplemental Heads of
Agreement they had hoped to
conclude by yesterday, but that
both parties remained
"focused" on concluding talks.
Robert Sands, Baha Mar's
senior vice-president for
administration and external
affairs, said: "We're still work-

Fidelity opens second

Financial Centre

FIDELITY has opened its
second of SLx Fidelty Finan-
| cial Centres, this one in
' Freeport on Poinciana and
East Mall Drives, combining
its retail banking and mer-
chant bank operations into
one location to boost cus,
tomer service and operating
efficiency .
I To mark the official open-
ing, Fidebty is giving a specicd
. promotional opportunity to
people opening accounts
through April 6, 2007, said
acting manager. Jenny Barr.
Open a certificate of

deposit (CD) with $1.000
plus to get a one per cent
bonus interest rate for the
Itic of the CD: and open any
'loan account, sa ings,
chequing or investment
account to enter to win
weekly cash drawing of 1100
and a grand prize jackpot of
$1,00 at the end of the pro-
"I'm proud of the tact that
we develop relationships
with our customers. rather

than simply 'do businesses
with them'." said Ms Barr.
"'And this new and mod-
ern centre, offering a full
range of financial lifestyle
products and professional.
courteous service, underlines
our mission in that regard
and people are reacting to it.
"'Our client account reps
and managers are getting a
lot of lob satisfaction, too,
from the client interaction
and the opportunity to fur-
ther people's goals, long term
objectives and aspirations,"
said Ms Barr.

ing and focused on that.
They're still working on it as
we speak".
March 1 had been seen by
Baha Mar as its "critical bench-
mark date" for the $2.4 billion
Cable Beach project, as meet-
ing this deadline for concluding
talks on a supplemental Heads
of Agreement with the Gov-
ernment would have paved the
way to comfortably seal its
joint venture agreement with
Harrah's Entertainment.
Baha Mar and Harrah's had
agreed to close their joint ven-
ture, which will see the latter
take a 43 per cent equity stake
in the Cable Beach project, by
mid-March 2007, around
March 15.
However, there is nothing to
suggest that the March 15
deadline and the Harrah's tie-
up could be impacted by the
continuation of supplemental
Heads of Agreement talks.
Both Harrah's and Star-
wood, Baha Mar's resort oper-
ating partner, have a 'walk-
away' right from the project if
that deadline is not met,
although there has been no
indication they will exercise
this option.

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Manufacturing report calms

markets, but economists caution

against too much optimism

AP Business Writer

better than expected performance
from the United States manufac-
turing sector in February helped
calm investors on Thursday, even
as economists cautioned that one
month's worth of data is not a
cause for too much optimism.
Industrial activity, as measured
by the Institute for Supply Man-
agement's manufacturing index,
has alternated between growth
and contraction every month
since October.
Economists were lukewarm
about February's reading of 52.3,
though the index was well above
the January reading of 49.3 and
Wall Street's expectation of 50.
A reading above 50 indicates
growth for the sector.
Investors were comforted by
the data. The Dow industrials
erased an early 209-point drop
after the ISM data were released,
and by midafternoon stocks
edged into positive territory.
Global Insight economist Tom
Runiewicz said the February data
did not assuage) his concerns
about the economy, particularly
regarding the downturn in hous-
ing, which hurts makers of build-
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sumers to pull back on spending
in other areas.
"One month does not make a
trend," he said.
Runiewicz and other econo-
mists said weakness in the hous-
ing and auto sectors, plus slow-
ing capital spending by business-
es, would continue to weigh on
manufacturers for the rest of the
year and contribute to slower
overall economic growth.
"I expect to see a return to sub-
50 readings in the months ahead,"
said Michael Gregory, senior
economist at BMO Capital Mar-
kets. "Overall, the economy is
going to do OK, but the factory
sector has a few more hurdles to
The manufacturing report con-
tributed to a mixed picture of the
economy Thursday. Spending on
housing construction dropped in
January, the Commerce Depart-
ment reported, while a separate
report showed that personal
spending rose in January at the
fastest clip in a year.
By midafternoon, the Dow
industrials were up one point to
12,269, while the Nasdaq com-
posite index declined one point
to 2,414. The broader S&P 500
index gained 0.6 to 1,407.
Treasury Secretary-Henry
Paulson, the Bush administra-
tion's chief economic spokesman,
said Thursday that he believed
all the statistics showed the econ-
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to a more moderate and sustain-
able rate of growth.
"I am watching developments
carefully and I believe that the
US economy is healthy," Paulson
told the Economics Club of
Washington in remarks that were
closely watched on the heels of
Tuesday's global stock market
Some manufacturers said they
continue to see pockets of eco-
nomic strength.
Harry Volande, chief financial
officer at Siemens Energy &
Automation, a US-based unit of
Siemens S.A., said that his com-
pany has benefited from its alter-
native energy business, which
includes ethanol production
equipment, as well as aerospace
and non-residential construction,
which have helped offset the
housing decline.
Volande said he was thankful
that "there are more industries
in the United States that are
growing" than shrinking.
Kelly McComb, director of
marketing for Western Products,
a building supplies retailer in Far-
go, ND, said although new home
construction has slowed, the
remodeling market remains
healthy. She said the company
has seen rising sales of windows,
for example, but less demand for
vinyl siding.
The chief economist of the
National Association of Manu-
facturers, David Huether, said
despite some positive indicators in
the industrial sector, such as rising
orders and production, he sees
growing inventories as a "dark
cloud" that cannot be ignored.
Companies will need to work
off those inventories before plac-
ing more orders with manufac-
turers, Huether said.
The February new orders index
rose to 54.9 from 50.3 in January,
while the production index
increased to 54.1 from 49.6, the
ISM said. Employment in the
manufacturing sector rose in Feb-
ruary, with a reading of 51.1 com-
pared with January's 49.5, which
signaled contraction. .....
The customer inventories index
increased to 53 from 52 last
month, its highest level since Jan-
uary 2001, Huether said.

Associated Press Writer Mar-
tin Crutsinger contributed to this

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10. 2007

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9.00 10.30 A.M.
CHMI Lecture Theatre

Session 1
Displacements and Disjunctions
Session Chair: Dr. Michael Herrick
"Naipaul's Legacy- 'Made in the West Indies' -
for Export".
Dr. Evelyn O'Callaghan,
University of the West Indies, Cave Hil.

"'There is a sob in there somewhere':
The Prodigal as Testimony of an Aging Watcott".
Dr. Antonia MacDonald-Smythe,
St. George's University, Grenada.

"Mapping Displacements: Caribbean Women Writers,
Diaspora and the Cartographic Imagination".
Dr. Norval Edwards,
University of the West Indies, Mona.
10.30 A.M.- 11.00 A.M.
UWI Dining Room
11.00- 12.30 A.M.

Session 2
Memory and Trauma
CHMI Lecture Theatre
Session Chair: Anne LawLor
"Visions and Revisions: n
The Ghost of Memory in Wilson Harris".
Fred DAguiar, Virginia Tech
"Mapping Patriotic Pain: Edwidge Danticat's
The Dew Breaker and Breath, Eyes, Memory".
Dr Daphne Grace, The College of The Bahamas

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Session 3
Diverse Geographies i
CHMI Room 13
Session Chair: Audrey Ingram-Roberts
Session Chair: Audrey Ingram- Roberts

"The Caribbean Imagined and Realized:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Of Love and
Other Demons"
Dr. Kathryn Morris, Ransom Everglades School,

"Narratives of Evolution and Geographies of
Dissolution in H. Orlando Patterson's
The Children of Sisyphus".
Krista Walkes, The College of The Bahamas

"'Imagining ourselves big as the world':
Mapping Diaspora in Dionne Brand's
Land to Light On".
Tanya Shirley, University of the West Indies, Mona.

12.30 2.00 P.M.
UWI Dining Room



2.00 P.M. 3.30 P.M.

Session 4
CHMI Lecture Theatre
Session Chair: Haldane Chase

Derek Walcott's The Prodigal: Politics of Figuration".
Dr. Sandra IPouchet Paquet, University of Miami.

"'Making life'; displacement (and its antidote
in the work of Lorna Goodison".
Dr. Anthea IMorrison,
University of the West Indies, Mona.

"Theorizing Caribbean Migrant Literature
on the Horizon:
The Emigrants and Yardie".
Dr. Kezia Page, Colgate University, Maryland.

3.30 P.M. 4.00 P.M.
UWI Dining Room

4..00 5.301P.M.

Session 5
Memory and Trauma
CHMI Lecture Theatre
Session Chair: Dr. Daphne Grace

"The Fuguiing Fictions of Erna Brodber and
Elizabeth Nunez: Responses to Trauma in Louisana
and Beyond the Limbo Silence".
Carmen Maria Ruiz-Castanada, University of Miami

"Where the Water Meets the Sky:
Visible Horizons of Gendered Experience and
Blurred Junctions in Lakshmi Persaud's
Raise the Lanterns High".
Marsha Pearce,
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

"Forgotten Memories: Depths of Resistance
in Feeding the Ghosts".
Brandi Kellett, University of Miami.

Session 6
CHMI Room 13
Session Chair: Chanti Seymour

"Revisioning Horizons:
The Latino/a Diaspora and Post-Sixties Literature".
Dr. Raphael Dalleo, Florida Atlantic University.

"The Narrative of the Scherife of Timbuctoo:
The Embedded Slave Narrative of
Abu Bakr al-Sadika".
Nicole Aljoe, University of Utah.

"Language in Jamaican Dancehall Music".
LaKeisha Caples, Chicago State University


8.00 9.00 A.M.
Secretariat Foyer, CHMI

9.00 10.30 A.M.
CHMI Lecture Theatre

Chair: Ian Strachan, The College of The Bahamas
Bahamian Writers: Christian Campbell,
Patricia Glinton-Meicholas and Angelique Nixon

10.30 A.M. 11.00 A.M.
UWI Dining Room

11.00 A.M. 12.30 A.M.
CHMI Lecture Theatre

Session 7
Sub-/merged Voices
Session Chair: Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson

"The Tourist and the Native: Rereading Myths of
Conquest in Lucy and Last Virgin in Paradise".
Dr. Carolyn Cooper,
University of the West Indies, Mona.

"'Their hands in the stinking saltfish barrel...':
Representing the Portuguese in Caribbean Writing".
Dr. Denise deCaires Narain, University of Sussex

"Writing to an Arrival Home:
On Learning the Art of Shedding Skin"
Dr. Jennifer Rahim,
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

12.30 2.00 P.M.
UWI Dining Room



2.00 P.M. 3.30 P.M.

Session 8
Alternative Visions
CHMI Lecture Theatre
Session Chair: Mark Humes

"Horizons of Desire:
Imagining Alternative Worlds in Speculative Fiction".

Dr. Michael Bucknor,
University of the West Indies, Mona.

"Space and Scapes as Metathetic Modes of Existence:
Interpreting Marlene Nourbese Philip's Creative Non-
Dr. Patricia Saunders, University of Miami.
'"Duppy or Gunman?': Articulations of the
Supernatural in Caribbean Popular Culture".
Dr. Andrea Shaw, Nova Southeastern University

3.30 P.M. 4.00 P.M. BREAK UWI Dining Room

4.00 P.M. 5.30 P.M.

Session 9
Hybridity / Identity
CHMI Lecture Theatre
Session Chair: Marie Sairsingh-Mills

"The Terror and the Time: History, Re-Memory and
Journey in Caribbean Literature".
Dr. Paula Morgan,
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

"What Racial Hybridity? Sexual Politics of
Mixed-Race Identities in the Caribbean and
the Performance of Blackness".
Angelique Nixon, University of Florida.

"A Way in the World: Poetics of
Relation beyond Essentialist Identities".
J. Vijay Maharaj,
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

Session 10
The Anxiety of Influence/Consuming 'I's/Lands
CHMI Room 13
Session Chair: Dr Victoria Alten

"Consuming the Island: The Caribbean Writer's
English Landscape".
Joanna Johnson, University of Miami.

'"White Silence, Overthrown!':
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 'A Curse for a
Felipe Smith, Tulane University.

"Victorian Anxieties and the West Indian Self
in Wide Sargasso Sea".
Rhonda Harrison,
Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica.

7.30 P.M.
Compliments of
The Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute





8.00 9.00 A.M.
Secretariat Foyer, CHMI

9.00 10.(0 A.M.
CHMI Lecture Theatre


10.00 A.M. 10.30 A.M.
UWI Dining Room

10.300 A.M. 12.00 A.M.

Session 11
Nation, Politics and Poetics
CHMI Lecture Theatre
Session Chair: Ivy Higgins

"Crossing Horizons between the Word and the World".
Dr. Ian Bethel Bennett, University of Puerto Rico.

"Legitimate Resistance: the Crisis of
Jamaican Political Ideology and the Quest for
Resolution in Some Recent Jamaican Novels"
Kim Robinson-Walcott,
University of the West Indies, Mona

Dis We Tings. Folk, Romance, Nation.
Christian Campbell, Duke University.

Session 12
Gender Legends
CHMI Room 13
Session Chair: Dr Nicolette Bethel

"Women and the Process of Emasculation in Austin
Clarke's The Meeting Point and The Polished Hoe".
Shala Alert, University of the West Indies, Mona

"The Unsexed Woman; Representations of Nanny of
the Maroons in Selected Caribbean Texts".
Ronald Cummings, University of the West Indies, Mona.

"Bewitching Barbados: Tituba and the Caribbean
Influence on the Salem Witch Trials".
Brian Anderson, College of the Mainland, Texas.

12.00 1.300 P.M.
UWI Dining Room



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Tropical Companies are in search of highly motivated sales persons
and stock room helpers for a number of vacancies. If you love
working with tourist or have at least one year's experience in retail
sales, are computer literate and have a good work ethic

Call Ph: 326 7791 between 9-3pm
M-F deadline Mar 15th

The Public is hereby advised that I, JOSIE LOUISSAINT
of 4121 NW 189 TERRACE, MIAMI, FLORIDA intend to
change my name to JOE LOUISSAINT. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box SS-792, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

Legal Notice
(a) CAESAR INVESTMENTS LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on March 1, 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 2nd day of April, 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 2, 2007

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers
of the Royal Island resort and residential project,
an ultra-luxury resort and private club residential
community with private residences and club, 200
slip marina and boutique hotel and spa, and a golf
course just off North Eleuthera invites suitably
qualified individuals to apply for the following
position with the company:


Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate and manage multiple food venues.
Coordinate and manage all food preparation
Budgeting and purchasing of food supplies.
Planning of meals for all food venues.

Qualifications: Must have 5 star experience ei-
ther in a restaurant private residence or yacht. Must
have an "attention to detail" work ethic. Willing
to take directions from management and maintain
a hands on approach. Experience in a "Chef's
table", "Disgustation" or "tasting menu" style of
dining. The ideal candidate will have to reside on
Eleuthera or its surrounding area.

Interested persons should submit their resumes
with cover letter to:

The H.R. Director
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas

Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all
applicantss for their interest, however only those
under consideration will be contacted.

Associated Press Writer
Florida (AP) Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts will build a
luxury hotel and 18-hole cham-
pionship golf course along the
northeast border of Walt Dis-
ney World, theme park offi-
cials said yesterday.
The Toronto-based luxury
hotel chain is part of two
expansion plans, that will take
eight to 10 years to fully devel-
op and will include single and
multi-family vacation homes,
fractional ownership homes
and a 450-acre retail, dining
and lodging district, said Meg
Crofton, Disney World's pres-
"This is a first-of-its kind
development for our compa-
ny," Crofton said. "Four Sea-
sons is a world-renowned
brand known for its luxury and
The number of jobs the two
developments will bring to the
area is unknown, Crofton said.
Disney currently has 60,000
employees. Four Seasons, with
74 hotels in 31 countries and

Four Seasons to

build luxury hotel,




Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned clo P. 0: Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or
before 23rd March, A.D. 2007. In default thereof they will be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made
by the Liquidator.

Dated the 28th day of February, A.D., 2007.

K.L. Floyd
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

An established Law firm is seeking suitable applicants
for the position of Legal Secretary. The following
qualifications and attributes are necessary requirements.
Associate Degree in Secretarial Science or
A minimum of 3 years working experience in the
specified position
e- Excellent use of the English language
Strong secretarial and administrative background
Good communication and people skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience working in a law firm's Corporate or
Commercial department would be an asset. The
successful candidate must be able to multi-task and work
in a demanding environment.
Qualified persons may apply to the Human Resources
Manager before March 16, 2007.

Apply to DA 17068
c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box N3207
Nassau, The Bahamas

two locations currently in
Florida, will anchor a 900-acre
development located where
Eagle Pines and Osprey Ridge
golf courses are now. The hotel
planned to open in 2010 cold
break ground later this year,
Crofton said.
The Osprey Ridge golf
course will be upgraded into h
championship golf course and
be renamed after the Four Sea-
sons brand.
The second development
will be roughly the size of Dfs-
ney's Animal Kingdom and 15
located just outside the western
entrance. About 4,500 time
shares and hotel units will stir-
round a pedestrian-friendly
retail village that includes
restaurants, shops and small-
scale entertainment venues.
Construction is slated for later
this year.
"We chose this area because
it's a great opportunity to fur-
ther enhance the western
entrance of our resort,"
Crofton said. "We're currently
putting the firfishing touches
on the design and then we will
give this development a strong
brand name."



AUSTRALIA LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of '
the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
27th day of February, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution .
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is K. L. Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.
Dated the 28th day of February A.D., 2007.

Attorney# for the above-named Company

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited


Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers of the
Royal Island resort and residential project, an ultra-luxury
resort and private club residential community with private
residences and club, 200 slip marina and boutique hotel and
spa, and a golf course just off North Eleuthera invites suit-
ably qualified individuals to apply for the following position
with the company:

Laundry workers
Beach activity coordinators
Deck Hands

Over 15 positions aie to be filled. All persons required
successful applicants to reside on North Eleuthera or

Interested persons should submit their resumes with cover
letter to:

The H.R. Director
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas
Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all
applicants for their interest, however only those under
consideration will be contacted.

-hole golf course




Small business owners have good and bad

options when they can't afford to pay taxes

AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) It's a
chilling moment that many
small business owners go
through at this time of the
year, when they realize they
6dn't have enough money to
pay their income taxes. They
need to start working immedi-
ately on two solutions first,
how to pay their tax now, and
second, how to avoid the prob-
'lm in the future.
Many owners in this situa-
lion understandably feel some
panic when the realization
-i.nks in that the IRS will be
expecting money that they
"don't have. Some might be
tempted not to file their
returns but that's, not an
option that anyone should con-
,sider. Not filing a return on
Jime subjects a taxpayer to
seepp late-filing'penalties in
addition to late payment penal-
ties and interest.
,.They might also be thinking
of filing for an extension of the
jqing deadline. That's not like-
ly to help owners with a funds
shortfall; even when they get
an extension, they still have to
.eQitimate their tax liability and
report that amount to the gov-
'Accountants say small busi-
.aess owners do have options,
but they should all be consid-
,ered carefully, since all carry
financial consequences. For
example the one that might


seem the easiest, dipping into
credit cards, can also be the
most expensive, considering
that the interest rate on cash
advances often run 20 per cent
or more.
Another one to avoid is to
divert payroll tax money to pay
income taxes. Barbara Welt-
man, a tax attorney in Mill-
wood, N.Y., and author of
"J.K. Lasser's Small Business
Taxes," noted that business
owners can be personally liable
for payroll taxes that aren't
Many owners decide the
solution is to raid their retire-
ment accounts, or to tap a
home equity line of credit.
These are viable options, but
owners need to consider the
penalties that can be incurred
by withdrawing money from a
401(k) or other retirement
account, and the loss of invest-
ment income they'll suffer.
And diminishing the equity in
their homes will add another
monthly payment and can also
limit their financial options for
the future.
Jeffrey Berdahl, a certified
public accountant with Berdahl
& Co. in Center Valley, Pa.,
suggests owners consider an
installment payment agree-
ment with the IRS.
"The IRS is user friendly to
work out some kind of install-
ment plan," he said.
Generally, the IRS says you
cannot be turned down for an
installment agreement as long
as you don't owe more than


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Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
'is in dissolution, which commenced on the 28th day of
February 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of PEACH INVESTMENTS
GROUP LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.


$10,000 and you've timely filed
your returns and paid any tax
due during the previous five
years. You also cannot have
entered into a previous install-
ment agreement during that
time. And you must pay the
amount you owe within three
If you owe more than
$10,000, you can still request
an installment agreement, but
Berdahl said you might need
approval from an IRS district
office, and chances are you'll
need to furnish the govern-
ment with more financial infor-
To apply for an installment
agreement, you need to file
Form 9465, Installment Agree-
ment Request; if you're filing
the form with your return, it
must be attached to the front.
You can download the form
from the IRS Web site,
www.irs.gov; it includes
instructions and an explana-
tion of how the installment
agreement works.
You will need to pay late
payment penalties and inter-
est, and generally there is an
administrative fee of up to
$105. Before you sign any
papers, you should do some
number crunching and
maybe even get some advice
from a tax adviser to be sure
that this indeed the best and
most financially sensible way
for you to deal with the prob-

There's a larger problem
that an owner in this situation
needs to deal with: how to
avoid being in the same
predicament in the future. The
first thing an owner needs to
do is figure out what went
wrong, and this might best be
accomplished with some pro-
fessional help.
Often, the problem is that
an owner doesn't have a good
handle on the company's cash
flow. In that case, he or she
needs to set up a better
accounting system, or get
someone to help them keep
track of their finances.
Equally common is an own-
er just doesn't set aside money
for taxes. Weltman suggested
owners set up a tax account,
which is an interest-bearing
account separate from business
or personal accounts, and
deposit money there so it'll be
available at tax time.
While a tax account can help
any business, Weltman noted
that people whose business is
freelancing can be especially
vulnerable to tax money short-
falls if they don't set aside
some of their earnings for tax-
"They take money in, col-
lect a fee like $1,000 and look
at it like it's money to spend,"
she said. "Put 25 per cent of it
away automatically so the
money will be there."

Legal Notice


(a) LA RUEtTE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commence on the 1st
March, 2007 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated
Ltd. Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.

Dated this 2nd day of March, A.D. 2007

Verduro Associated Ltd.

International Offshore Bank is seeking an

Familiar with general office duties, loan
documentation, filing. Applicant must be fluent
in SPANISH, written and spoken.

Proven knowledge of MS Office products.

Please submit your resume to
HR Manager
P.O. Box CB 11903

Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of TJK CORPORATION has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the


The Public is hereby advised that I, SYRIA TECHELLE
ELISHA KING of Fox Hill, P.O.Box SS-6384, Nassau,
Bahamas intend to change my name to SYRIA
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box SS-792, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


NOTICE is hereby given that FINLY TURNER OF MARSH
HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as citizen ofThe Bahamas, and that anyperson
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 23RD day of
February, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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 23RD day of February, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers of the
Royal Island resort and residential project, an ultra-luxury
resort and private club residential community with private
residences and club, 200 slip marina and boutique hotel and
spa, and a golf course just off North Eleuthera invites suit-
ably qualified individuals to apply for the following position
with the company:


Must have sound mechanical qualifications, experience
and skills with all types of vehicles, boats & water toys.

Responsible for the maintenance, upkeep and repair of the
following inventory:

Boat/ Water fleet
44' Morgan
38' Jupiter
26' Dusky
15' Boston Whaler
S18' Flats Boat
Yamaha Jet Skis

Land Fleet
6 Polaris Ranger 2x4's
Golf Carts
Some Construction machinery

Knowledge and experience with electrical, phunbing and
building repairs and maintenance also essential, either in 4
or 5 star resort, or on private property.
Responsible for upkeep of tool maintenance shed with
particular strength in inventory and stock control and
general order.

Must ensure that all maintenance tools are operated safely
and only by staff qualified to use them.
Must have excellent organizational and skills, an eye for

Interested persons should submit their resumes with cover
letter to:
The H.R. Director
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas
Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for
their interest, however only those under consideration will
be contacted.




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order (5)
8 Flier who'd look less good
in a minel (5)
10 Monarch with only one foot? (5)
11 Since it's sticky, get out for a duck (3)
12 He returns Nora a letter (5)
13 Answer soon, If only briefly (7)
15 Uttle men pushed on board (5)
18 Master plan Initially? (3)
19 Stay at a sound figure, and that's
good (6)
21 There's a marvelous calm, perhaps,
about aeodler (7)
27 It's of proven usefulness In the
kitchen (4)
23 Something to do for oneself (4)
24 In a wild storm, they have ways of
giving advice (7)
26 Edgar's disposed to adjust levels (6)
29 It's cold, I see, at the Norwegian
centre (3)
31 Damaged, as one can be said to
grasp (5)
32 Fish out, in this case, a word
meaning stuck together (7)
34 dce bit of stuff from France? (5)
35 A fool, but at least he can hold his
drink (3)
36 Figures out a footballer's error Is
reasonable (5)
37 Pungently favoured, but no good In
water (5:
38 Mighttlhey. c .ved byan SOS when
about to turn left? (5)

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17, Nice work 18, Re--la 199, sl21,As4e 24,
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2 Standing al the portal, could he pass
as Roman, possibly? (7)
4 One means of describing
the visitors (4)
5 The "drivW needed when pubtc
relations are a bit hopeless? (6)
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Hendon (5)
7 Creatureto take In and
ask out (5)
9 Gameyouneed abitofoollng
up fr? (3)
12 Plant Alphonse ongs tor? (7)
14 Stage nicknan? (3)
16 Drinks, many from
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19 Strong place im boats, perhaps (7)
20 Is uc a cookle dIiflttohug?(5)
21 Gong making thu ae sound
during dinnr? (5)
23 Is he honoured to be out oflall? (7)
24 The doc's company or me and
the gid (6)
25 Asanexdamaton, couldltbe
heartless? (3)
27 t goes round or up a hil (5)
28 Being stupid, I send
for him (5)
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hassomething to eat (5)
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aproed of (4)
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10 Senior (5)
11 Spoil (3)
12 Newear Iem (5)
13 Lack(7)
15 Collier (5)
18 Also (3)
19 Tiny (6)
21 Tar constituent (7)
22 On a grand scale (4)
23 Employer (4)
24 Will-bearing (7)
26 Slow (6)
29 Anger (3)
31 Body of water (5)
32 Digital protection (7)
34 Spice (5)
35 Transgression (3)
36 Below (5)
37 Scope (5)
38 Cut (5)

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The bidding:
South West North East
1 Pass 1 NT Pass
4 #
Opening lead three of diamonds.

The best way of approaching the
play of most suit contracts is to start
by counting losers. Applying this
rule to the present case, you note that
there is a loser in each suit. Since los-
ing four tricks means down one, you
naturally look for a way to save one
of those tricks.
The most obvious way of attempt-
ing to pick up a trick is to put up
dummy's jack of diamonds on the
opening lead, hoping West has led
away from the queen. Unfortunately,








East produces the queen, which you
win with the ace.
The next step is to try to develop
an extra heart trick where only one
presently exists. If you succeed, you
might eventually be able to get rid of
one of your minor-suit losers on
dummy's ace of hearts. However, the
extra heart trick can be gained only
by leading a heart from dummy
toward your queen, and this requires
first getting there to make the play.
Accordingly, you lead the five of
spades to the nine at trick two. East
takes the ace and returns a diamond.
You win with the king and lead the
six of spades to the ten, noting with
satisfaction that both opponents fol-
low suit.
Now comes the low heart from
dummy. East takes the king, cashes a
diamond and switches to a club. You
win with the ace, cash the queen of
hearts, lead your carefully preserved
deuce of trumps to the thrce .;nd then
discard your club loser on ume ace of
hearts to bring in the contract.
The entire procedure requires
careful planning and a moderate
amount of luck. Making four spades
is far from certain at the start, since
the outcome depends on how the
adverse cards are divided, but by
playing in the recommended fashion,
you at least give yourself a chance
for the contract.

word, In
the main
body of

HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
Good 20; very good 30; excellent
39 (or more). Solution tomorrow.

1 ungsheep (5)
2 Blasphemer (7)
4 People (4)
5 Pests (6)
6 Delicate(5)
7 Bdmless cap (5)
9 Type of element (3)


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Negative (3)
Tend (5)
Brngs up (5)
Say In passing (7)
Lizard (5)
Holy book (5)
Implement (7)
Term of office (6)
Plural of Is (3)
Cake topping (5)
Shoe fasteners (5)
Note value (5)
Occasion (4)
Tare (3)


ARIES March 21/April 201,
Responsibilities at home must not
be allowed to stop you from having
a good time this week, Aries. Live
life to the fullest as much as possible.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
There will be times this wdek,
Taurus, when you feel all alone,'mnd
others when you feel connected to
everyone around you. In truth, you're
never alone: friends are there to help.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
If you think fast and act quickly,
you could be the one to benefit from
changes'taking place at wodrl
Gemini. On Thursday, a neighbor
stops by to say hello. Make time iri
your busy schedule for chit-chat.'
CANCER June 22/July 22
You've been patient, and you've
worked hard in recent weeks;
Cancer. Now, something yout'v
been working on for a long time ii
about to pay off. Good for you! -
LEO July 23/August 23 -
It's not often that your confidence
wanes, Leo, but it might do so this
week. Keep reminding yourself 4hat
it's only a phase, then go out and
have a little fun.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 ,
You're feeling more passionate and
adventurous than usual. Use this to
your advantage: do something outra-
geous to win someone's heart.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Change is a good thing, Libra, and,
altering your work routine, thins
week will not only give you more
satisfaction, but also attract the
positive attention of the higher-ups.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Good luck will come your way whep
you least expect it, Scorpio. You're
about to reap the rewards for sacdi-
fices you've made in recent weeks.
Strangers will be also drawn to ytir
positive energy this week.
Don't be afraid to appiou n friends
or family if you need a lit_. '.nancial
help this week. Others are willing to
help, but you must act quickly.- A
romantic encounter looks promising.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You should be taking more risks than
ever, even if you're one of those
Capricoms who like to plan every-
thing down to the last detail. Luckis
on your side in all your endeavors.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Others will applaud and reward you
for being your usual outspoken self
this week. Romantic possibilities
also look great for you, Aquarius.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20,
It's never too late to start again,
Pisces. Now's the time to break free
of the things that limit you in life
and become the kind of person
you've always wanted to be.

I CHE S *S b e na d B re n I

Alexander Morozevich v
Shakhyirar Mamedyarov, Tal
Memorial, Moscow 2006. it
seemed a great Idea at the time.
MIkhail Tal, the magldan from
Riga and all-time tactical genius,
would have been 70 In
November had not vodka,
tobacco and a congenital kidney
ailment killed him at 55. The
elite tournament should hae
produced sparkling play In his
memory. True, there were some
subtle endgames, but the
tactical moment which stood out
was Lev Aronlan's awful blunder
featured In puzzle 8297, while In
the final round every game was
a quick draw. Today's opponents
were the leading tactidcians in
the event, but Moro finished last
and Shak drew all nine games.
Matched, they produced a dull

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came en masse to voice their
concerns. During the meeting,
which was often loud and
boisterous, many Harbour
Island residents claimed there
had been insufficient consul-
tation on the Land Use Plan.
Instead, some claimed the
only consultation had been
among the island's winter res-
idents, who had contributed
more than $75,000 towards
the cost of producing the plan.
The Save Harbour Island
Association also contributed
to the Land Use Plan's financ-
; As a result, some residents
fdlt the plan was one that ben-
epted the winter residents and
second home owners, while
leaving the Bahamians -Bri-
14nders shut out."
Some residents also claimed
that when the committee
.overseeing the Land Use Plan
t supposed to comprise "a
representative group of Bri-
*Tltnders", accoridng to the
Ministry of Energy and the
Environment did have meet-
4igs, they were not publicised
yt held at inconvenient times.
'{One irate man said it was
"insult" that the plan was
veiled to Cabinet on Tues-
y before it was presented
to Brilanders on Wednesday
by Malcolm Martini, of the
Ministry of Energy and the
Environment, and Jim Straw,
a town planner with Philadel-
phia-based Kiser, Straw and
I olodner, which helped draw
ft up.
'" Mr Straw is himself a winter
,.resident of Harbour Island for
"paore than 10 years.
.One Harbour Island resi-
.*ent said the April deadline
.for the plan's final draft was
-.mpractical, given the signifi-
cance and importance it would
have on the entire community
for many years to come.
,,, Other comments that came
-rqm the highly charged meet-
ii .g included: "We feel like this
oisbeing rammed downed our
*throats, like we are not capa-
ble of saying what we need or
,Other residents questioned:
..Where is the local govern-
sdient participation in this
tpirbcess?", while others added:
"They are trying to run us off
of Harbour Island, but we will

ni One Harbour Island resi-
ift'said"We' have been ask-
'ihg for these things for years,
and got nowhere", while
another added: "They trying
tZi sneak this on us, and they
think we are going to sit back
atd accept that, but this is our
n response, Mr Martini
"Atd Mr Straw explained that
While this was only the second
7fily public town meeting, the
committee had held more
than 35 meetings with small
pockets of interest groups
.before submitting their pro-
.Mr Martini also told resi-
-dents that he had the task of
making recommendations to
Dr Marcus Bethel, minister of
.energy and the environment,
*which he could only do if he
,was confident that there had
been widespread consultation
with everyone on the island.
,In an interview with The
*Tribune following the meet-
ing, Mr Straw said the finan-
dial involvement of the win-
ter residents was not a move
to ensure the plan was
favourable only to them.
.r>."The involvement of an
efYganisation called SHIA has
ben one of financially under-
writing some aspects of the
planning, and in particular
,Tere is a letter proposal from
.SHaIA that is underwriting
'1hat I consider to be the non-
controversial aspects of the
plan, namely the historic dis-
ct, the environmental test-
ltg which is being done by
.tive Brilanders and other
pieces of the plan which are
not a part of the issues that
you heard being expressed
tonight (Wednesday)," Mr
Straw said.
"I, as a planner and an
architect, advised the SHIA
group that it would be more
productive to embark on a
planning process, rather than
just a series of lawsuits against
developers. It is also impor-
tant to know that SHIA
includes native Brilanders,
including some very upstand-
ing civic leaders, and is not
just winter residents."
Mr Straw said it was impor-
tant to note that not one

meeting of the 35 held so far
was with winter residents.
"This has been entirely with
Brilanders. We have tried des-
perately to get the people out.
We have published the sched-
ule of meeting. While they
have been focused around
issues, they have been open
to anyone that wants to come
and talk about those issues.
So we have been relying on,
frankly, our committee the
with town council to help us
along with the process, and it
has not worked," he added.

Harbour Island plan

FROM page 1B

Mr Straw said Romora Bay was only 50
feet away from existing under-used mari-
nas, whose operators said are only used
"What we are suggesting is that the boat-
ing needs of this community can be better
served by more fully using the existing
marines," Mr Straw said.
"We are suggesting that the most envi-
ronmentally friendly and advantageous
plan for the community would be by devel-
oping a series of mooring fields, to be
developed by the community and rented
out on a daily, monthly or seasonal basis.
"The proceeds would go to the commu-
nity, and it would prevent a truly pic-
turesque part of the harbourfront from
being overdeveloped."
Yet controversy has surrounded the Har-
bour Island Land Use Plan, as a Ministry of
Energy and the Environment document
released this week confirmed what The
Tribune had been told, namely that the
plan was jointly paid for by the Govern-
ment "and the winter residents on Har-
bour Island".
Many of these winter residents, including

Mr Straw, are part of the Save Harbour
Island Association, which is opposed to
the Romora Bay marina and the resort's
plans for a 40-tlnit condominium develop-
Mr Straw is also the principal of Kiser,
Straw and Kolodner, the Philadelphia com-
pany hired to draw up the master plan.
This has prompted claims that the master
plan process has been impacted by con-
flicts of interest, as both the consultants
and financiers for it are likely to be against
the Romora Bay project and any other
Yet Mr Straw, who is a winter resident of
more than 10 years, strongly denied this.
"I do not think that a decision on Romo-
ra has anything to do with other projects on
the island. It just happens to be one that is
in the decision-making mode right now,
so it is one that we were asked to take a
look at as part of our presentation," he
Mr Straw stressed that the Master Plan's
recommendations, and those related to
Romora Bay, were completely objective.
He said it was felt that the resort's pro-
ject had proceeded without sufficient pub-
lic consultation, and the plan would put a
burden on Harbour Island's infrastructure.
It would also compromise the visual

impact of the harbourfront, Mr Straw said,
adding that there was concern about the
environmental impact on the sea bed, noise
impact, and concerns regarding the flush
rate of the marina.
He added that there would be no real
direct access for emergency vehicles into
the Romora Bay area.
"There seems to be a myth that marinas
create a lot of employment opportunities,
and they might for the few months they
are being constructed. But in terms of long-
term, permanent benefits, employment
would only be one or two persons to oper-
ate them," Mr Straw said.
"In short, at this point we are recom-
mending that the decision to rescind the
permit be permanent."
Sources have told The Tribune that over
a three-year period, the Romora Bay
expansion would generate about an extra
$9 million in government tax revenues,
and some $27 million in on and off-prop-
erty additional guest spending. Many per-
sons also felt that there would be a great
employment effect both from direct and
indirect opportunities.
Together with the marina, the condo
units are understood to be a $17 million
construction project. Romora Bay, which
currently has 22 rooms split between one

15-room building that Bonachella owns
and two others on a ground lease that it
manages, would see its staff numbers grow
from about 35 at present to 125 if the
expansion projects go ahead.
Romora Bay is understood to feel that
the new marina will create its own demand,
and will have no negative visual impact on
the harbour, particularly as it is less dense
and on a smaller scale than the Valentine's
In its application, it was understood that
Romora had met all of the Bahamas Envi-
ronmental, Science and Technology
(BEST) commission requirements for safe
environmental construction, and would
create its own infrastructure, including sew-
erage system, generator and water supply.
Romora Bay's current owners, an
investor consortium called Bonachella
Investments, acquired the niche, boutique
property in November 2004, and won the
Harbour Island Council's formal approval
for the project which, besides the 30-slip
marina also involves the construction of
40 condominium units.
However, the approvals have since been
rescinded despite the fact that more than
350 residents of Harbour Island have
signed a petition expressing their support
for the project.

c r C i C
i~x, ti-,

P.+ dn ULhU :11

Cash resources
Cash and non-interest-bearing deposits with banks
Interest-bearing deposits with banks
Precious metals


Residential mortgages
Personal and credit cards
Business and government
Securities purchased under resale agreements

Allowance for credit losses

' Other
,Customers' liability under acceptance
Trading derivatives' market valuation
Land, buildings and equipment
Other intangible assets
Other assets

Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Business and government

Obligations related to securities sold
under repurchase agreements
Obligations related to securities sold short
Trading derivatives' market valuation
Other liabilities
Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries

Subordinated debentures
Capital instrument liabilities
Shareholders' equity
Capital stock
Preferred shares
Common shares and contributed surplus
Retained earnings
Cumulative foreign currency translation losses

$ 2,280 $ 2,501
17,734 15,182
3,362 2,822
23,376 20,505

33,012 23,452
62,490 50,007
95,502 73,459

89,590 75,520
39,058 34,695
76,733 62,681
25,705 20,578
231,086 193,474
2,607 2,469
228,479 191,005
..d555"rmub 7,576
,369- i 11,622
2,256 1,934
873 'V"' 498
294 235
8,302 7,191
31,649 29,056
$ 379.006 $ 314,025

$ 93,450 $ 83,953
141,072 109,389
29,392 24,103
263,914 217,445

9,555 7,576
33,470 26,032
13,396 11,250
11,211 11,193
26,457 20,794
435 306
94,524 77,151
2,271 2,597
750 750

600 600
3,425 3,317
15,843 14,126
(2,321) (1,961)
17,547 16,082
$ 379,006 $ 314.025

c ii- w i o oioc s t o t fI o

Interest Income
Deposits with banks

Interest expense
Subordinated debentures
Capital instrument liabilities

Net interest income
Provision for credit losses
Net interest income after provision for credit losses
Other Income
Card revenues
Deposit and payment services
Mutual funds
Investment management, brokerage and trust services
Credit fees
Trading revenues
Investment banking
Net gain on investment securities
Securitization revenues

Net interest and other income
Non-interest expenses
Salaries and employee benefits"l
Premises and technology
Advertising and business development
Business and capital taxes

Income before the undernoted
Provision for income taxes
Non-controlling interest in net income of subsidiaries
Net income
Preferred dividends paid
Net income available to common shareholders

Average number of common shares outstanding (millions):
Earnings per common share (in dollars)2:
Dividends per common share (in dollars)


$ 12,677 $ 10,053
4,124 3,104
881 646
17,682 13,803

8,589 5,755
130 134
53 53
2,502 1,990
11,274 7,932
6,408 5,871
216 230
6,192 5,641

307 251
766 701
241 193
666 600
530 542
637 594
659 680
371 414
43 79
580 475
4,800 4,529
10,992 10,170

3,768 3,488
1,214 1,148
276 255
232 232
174 186
133 147
646 587
6,443 6,043
4,549 4,127
872 847
98 71
$ 3,579 $ 3,209
30 25
$ 3,549 $ 3,184

$ 3.59 $ 3.19
$ 3.55 $ 3.15
$ 1.50 1.32

-_ t .-- V -dI u.J5 '.5-V 1

Preferred shares
Balance at beginning of year
Balance at end of year
Common shares and contributed surplus
Common shares:
Balance at beginning of year
Purchased for cancellation
Balance at end of year
Contributed surplus: Fair value of stock options
Retained earnings
Balance at beginning of year
Cumulative effect of adopting new accounting policy')

Net income
Dividends: Preferred
Purchase of shares
Balance at end of year
Cumulative foreign currency translation ssess
Balance at beginning of year . .
Net unrealized foreign exchange
Balance at end of year
Total shareholders' equity at end of year

Condensed Con i d t Ch

S 600 $ 300
600 600

3,316 3,228
135 172
(26) (84)
3,425 3,316

3,425 3,317

14,126 13,239
14,101 13,239
3,579 3,209
(30) (25)
(1,483) (1,317)
(324) (973)
r.i l" ,843 14,126

(1,961) (1,783)
(360) (178)
(2,321) (1,961)
$ 17,547 $ 16,082


Sources (uses) of cash flows
For the year ended October 31

Cash flows from operating activities
Cash flows from financing activities
Cash flows from investing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash
Net change In cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
Cash disbursements made for:
Income taxes

S (5,964)

$ (5.964)

$ (3,322)

(60) (36)
(221) .580
2,501 1,921
S2,280 $ 2,501

$ 10,559 $ 8,142
$ 1,012 $ 907

Note 1:
The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared In accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting
principles (GAAP). The condensed consolidated financial statements also comply with the accounting requirements of the Bank Act.
They should be read in conjunction with the complete consolidated financial statements of the Bank Included in the 2006 Annual
The condensed consolidated financial statements Include the assets, liabilities, results of operations and cash flows of the Bank
and all of its subsidiaries after the elimination of intercompany transactions and balances. Investments In associated corporations,
where the Bank has significant Influence, which is normally evidenced by direct or Indirect ownership of between 20% and 50% of
the voting shares, are accounted for on the equity basis.
Note 2:
As at October 31, 2006, 989,512,188 common shares were issued and outstanding (October 31. 2005 990,182,126).

Rick Waugh
President and
Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer

Toronto, Canada
December 8, 2006
Auditors' Report on Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
To the Shareholders of The Bank of Nova Scotia
The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet, Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income, Condensed
Consolidated Statement of Changesin Shareholders' Equity and the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows ae derived
from the complete consolidated financial statements of The Bank of Nova Scotia as at October 31, 2006 and 2005 and for the
years then ended. In our report dated December 8, 2006, we expressed an opinion on the complete 2006 consolidated finandal
statements without reservation. The fair summarization of the complete consolidated financial statements is the responsibility of
management. Our responsibility, in accordance with the applicable Assurance Guideline of The Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants, is to report on the condensed consolidated financial statements.
In our opinion, the accompanying condensed 2006 consolidated financial statements fairly summarize, in all material respects,
the related complete consolidated financial statements in accordance with the criteria described In the Guideline referred to above.
These condensed consolidated financial statements do not contain all the disclosures required by Canadian generally accepted
accounting principles. Readers are cautioned that these statements may not be appropriate for their purposes. For more
Information on the entity's financial position, results of operations and cash flows, reference should be made to the related
complete consolidated financial statements.
The complete 2005 consolidated financial statements were audited by KPMG LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who
expressed an opinion without reservation dated November 29, 2005.

Toronto, Canada
December 8, 2006

(1) During the third quarter of fiscal 2006, the Bank early adopted a new accounting policy related to stock.based compensation for
employees eligible to retire before the vesting date and recorded an adjustment of $25 million (net of income takes of $13 nmon) to
opening fiscal 2006 retained earnings for the cumulative effect on prior years arising from this change in accounting policy.
(2) The calculation of earnings per share Is based on full dollar and share amounts.
(3) Represents cash and non-interest-bearing deposits with banks.

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Plans to make Bahamas


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Senior Sports Reporter
ESPN Live will be coming to
town to produce one of their
Wednesday Fight Nights at Fort
Charlotte, featuring Bahamas
super middleweight champion
Jermaine 'Choo Choo' Mack-
Thanks .to Titan Entertain-
ment Bahamas and First Class
Promotions, the April 18 show
will be dubbed "Battle in the
Bahamas" and will include an
array of activities.
At a press conference on
Thursday night at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium, Delvonne
Ferguson, CEO of Titan Enter-
tainment Bahamas, said since
their formation in August, they
have worked on a number of
But he said the opportunity
to produce this boxing show
will be the highlight as it will
provide a chance for more
than 90 million viewers around
the world to see the Bahamas
and the talent that it has to
His partner Patrick Sturrup
said they have joined forces
with First Class Promotions to
make the Bahamas "the Mecca
in boxing" as it is now in Las
Vegas and Atlantic City.
"We are trying to get famous
boxers like Julius Foogle and
Chris Byrd to come here so that
our local boxers can get on the
same level," Sturrup stated.
Mary Jane Kelly, the presi-
dent of Titan Entertainment
International, said she came
from the United States 45 years

* PLANS were revealed on Thursday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium for ESPN Live Wednesday Fight Night to be staged at Fort Charlotte on April 18,
featuring Jermaine 'Choo Choo' Mackey. Seated from left are Patrick Sturrup and Delvonne Ferguson of Titan Entertainment Bahamas; Minister of Sports, Neville
Wisdom; Mary Jane Kelly, president of Titan Entertainment International; Robert 'Sandy' Sands of Cable Beach Resorts and Fred Sturrup, secretary of the Bahalins
Boxing Commission.

ago and has made the Bahamas
her home.
In 1999, Kelly said she was
raising a professional boxer
named Randy Carber, who sug-
gested to her that it would be a
good idea to have professional
boxing here.
"Our first stop was to meet
with Ray and Michelle Minus,
asking them what they think
about having Titan Entertain-
ment come to the Bahamas,"
she reflected.
"They were excited and they
were helpful from the begin-
ning. Then the next step was
Minister (Neville) Wisdom. He
saw our vision. Then we met
with the Bahamas Boxing Com-
mission. They could see Titan
Entertainment vision because

it's the same vision that they
With so many renowned box-
ers on the island, Kelly said
there is no reason why this can't
be a boxing Mecca and they will
attempt to do that.
Kelly said they have agreed
to put a fight between Mackey
and American Julius Foogle in
the main event, which she is
calling the "ESPN fight of the
Mr Wisdom said that in addi-
tion to the thousand of people
who would come for the event,
the entire weekend will enable
the Bahamas to be displayed in
a touristic manner.
"To the Titan Group, to the
major sponsors and to the
Bahamas Boxing Commission, I

wish to thank you on behalf of
the government for this initia-
Robert 'Sandy' Sands, repre-
senting Cable Beach Resorts,
said they are proud to be the
host and home for the fighters
and ESPN and the Playboy
Golf Tournament that will also
take place.
Sands said they are commit-
ted to bringing world class
entertainment to the Bahamas
and this is just one of those sig-
nature events.
"We are indeed proud to
partner with Titan Entertain-
ment, First Class Promotions,
the government and Bahamas
Boxing Commission."
Fred Sturrup, the secretary
of the Bahamas Boxing Com-

mission, said they are delighted
to welcome Titan Entertain-
ment to the Bahamas in such a
great era in Bahamian sports
and boxing in particular.
"We-are very happy with
what we've been able to do over
the past three years and we
have to thank Minister Wisdom
and his ministry, which has
endorsed us and the govern-
ment of the Bahamas for
affording us all of the ameni-
ties that we needed to get
involved and reconnected to the
boxing world," he stated.
Michelle Minus, promoter of
First Class Promotions said the
April 18 fight will be one that
the Bahamian public and
indeed the world will never for-

(Photo: Tim Clarke)

"The Bahamas have some of
the most dominant fighters in
the region and we are going to
definitely display some of that
talent that night with Jermaine
'Choo Choo' Mackey being in
the co-main event between him
and Julius Foogle."
Mackey, who fought in the
main event of First Class Pro-
motions' show on Thursdayv
night at the Kendal Isaacs Gym-
nasium, said he's excited about
the opportunity to fight on
"Hey, this is what I've been
working towards and so I wel-
come it," he charged. "I don't
know much about him, but hey,
everybody have two hands, so
when fight night come, I will be

~ __ _111



Boxers come home with two bronze medals

from Independence Boxing Tournament

Senior Sports Reporter
VALENTINO Knowles and
Taureano 'Reno' Johnson both
came home with bronze medals
from the Independence Boxing
Tournament in the Dominican
They were a part of a three-
man team that included Levar
Stuart, who fell short of a medal
during the tournament that was
held over the weekend.
National coach Andre Sey-
mour, who accompanied the
boxers, said the tournament
served as a tune-up for the next
Pan American trials, which will
be staged in Argentina from
March 15-21.
"They performed extremely
well, but this tournament was a
very big tournament," Seymour
reflected. "Our boxers held
their own. We feel quite satis-
fied coming home with two
He noted that both Cuba,
Brazil and the Dominican
Republic all had a full 11-mem-
ber team as they prepare for
the Pan Am Games in Brazil in
Also in attendance was the
United States and Puerto Rico.
Here's how the boxers

viewed their performances:
Valentino Knowles
Making his debut on the
senior level, Knowles won his
first round match over Julio
Rodriquez of the Dominican
Republic national team. But he
lost in the semifinal to Everton
Lopez from Brazil.
"It went alright, but I had two
fights and I think I fought very
well," said Knowles, a 18-year-
old lightweight. "The guy that
beat me was just a little more
"In my first fight, I won by
about 10 points. But in the sec-
ond fight, I thought I could have
fought harder than I did. It was
a tough competition, but I have
to work on my technique and
Levar Stuart
In his only bout, he lost out to
American Omar Brito.
"I was very disappointed that
I didn't come back with a
medal," Stuart said. "I wasn't
aggressive in the first round. I
think that was where I lost the
match because I fought much
better in the last few rounds."
Stuart said he's not sure if he
will go to Argentina for the Pan
Am trials. But if he go, he
admits that he will have to be
much more aggressive.

Taureano 'Reno' Johnson
Coming off a bronze medal
in the first Pan Am trials earlier
this year in Venezula, Johnson
was hoping to improve on that
performance in this tournament.
He beat Lenin Castillo from
the Dominican Republic in his
first match and then he lost to
Pedro Lima from Brazil in the
"First of all, I want to give
the Lord thanks for health and
strength and the opportunity to
travel again," Johnson said. "It
wasn't easy because it was an
important tournament.
"In my first match, I won by a
stoppage over my opponent and
even that was a pretty difficult
fight for me. In the second fight,
I was a little timid. As an expe-
rienced boxer, I tried to over-
come it, but it just wasn't meant
to be."
Johnson said while he had
anticipated getting the gold
medal, he realized that it wasn't
as easy as it looked, so he had to
take his time and ensure that
he just stayed in the competi-
As he looks ahead to
Argentina, Johnson said he has
to work on his technique and
his strength so that he can be,
competitive against the South

* THE Bahamas team that participated in the Independence Boxing Tournament in the
Dominican Republic are pictured above. They are from left: Taureano 'Reno' Johnson, coach
Andre Seymour, Levar Stuart and Valentino Knowles.

American competitors, who are
extremely tough.
Both Johnson and Knowles
will be heading to Cuba today

where they will continue their
training. They will return home
on March 11 so that they can
depart for Argentina.
Seymour said he is confident

Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

that based on their perfor-
mances in the Dominican
Republic, the boxers will be
ready for the trials when they


take the

lead at

track and

field meet

Senior Sports Reporter
THE CR Walker Knights
have surged out front with a
huge lead after day one of the
Government Secondary Schools
14th annual Senior High School
Track and Field Champi-
The Knights will attempt to
put on the final touches today as
they retain their title the
fourth straight title as the
championships come to a close
at the Thomas A Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.
"It's all about the holistic
approach about being on the
team," said CR Walker's head
coach Floyd Armbrister,
acknowledging the fact that the
parents have all played a vital
role with the teachers in the ath-
letes' preparation for the meet.
"I could tell that the athletes
want to be a part of this and
they want to compete. So I'm.
not surprised that we are lead-
ing at this point."
Never before has a school
won all four of the senior divi-
sions at the GSSSA meet. The
Knights are currently leading in
three intermediate and senior
girls and senior boys.
However, they will have some
work to do if they intend to add
the intermediate boys title as
well. The Dame Doris Johnson
Mystic Marlins are out front in
that division.
"This will be a surprise to me,
if we can do it," Armbrister said.
Day one of the meet provid-
ed quite a few thrills, especially
for CR Walker, whose athletes
posted the two records that was
established yesterday.
One came on the field from
Cameron Parker in the senior
boys' triple jump. The other was
posted on the track by Dentri
Moss in the intermediate boys'

100 metres.
Parker, who came close to
qualifying for the Carifta
Games in Turks and Caicos in
April, secured the winning jump
of 15.08m on his second attempt
to erase Marvin Taylor old
mark of 14.53 that he made in
Stanley Poitier of Govern-
ment was second with 14.24 and
Franklyn Johnson of Doris
Johnson came in third with
"I felt great. I just came
down, had a good run-up and a
good jump," said Parker, who
watched as some of his rivals
struggled to leap into the pit
after the hop, skip and jump
The 17-year-old 12th grader
said his goal this year is to leap
16 metres and eventually quali-
fy for Carifta.
In posting the other record
yesterday, Dentri Moss of Doris
Johnson exploded down the
straight away to capture the
intermediate boys' 100 in 11.26,
erasing the previous mark of
11.29 that was set by Desmond
Moss, a 15-year-old 11th
grader, held off CR Walker's
Omar Moss, who clocked 11.32
for second. Tenarli Woodside
of CI Gibson was third in 11.68.
"To me, the race was pretty
good because I did a personal
best," Moss said. "I got out
pretty good because I knew the
competition was coming from
CR Walker, so I had to get out
ahead of him so that I could
There were no Carifta quali-
fiers on day one, but a number
of athletes attained the quali-
fying marks for the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Associ-
ations' National High School
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Bledsoe, Horn among players cut

One false step,


wrecks his knee
Los Angeles Times ,
If you saw it happen in person
Monday night at Staples Center,
or saw the replay of Shaun Iiv-
ingston's injury, you knew right away.
It was bad. Ugly. Sickening.
A leg is not supposed to bend that
way. A knee can't take that sort of
trauma and come back to doing all the
things it is supposed to do.
And then, when the knee is sup-
posed to do the things it must to be
a player in the NBA, coming back
becomes a huge issue.
Yes, that's right. That's the issue.
Coming back at all. Or coming back
with the same mobility it had before
Monday night's terrible misstep.
The replay made you wince like
the Joe Theismann replay did. Legs
don't go those directions without seri-
ous trauma. Theis-
fmann's injury, a hor-
ror to watch, was a
6 compound fracture.
Livingston didn't
break any bones, and
his dislocated knee
was slightly less horrifying to see -
but still bad enough for announcers to
warn audiences before showing the
replay. In some cases, dislocations are
worse than fractures. Much worse.
And Livingston tore three ligaments.
Livingston, a 21-year-old point
guard and the anchor of the Los Ange-
les Clippers' plans for the future, got a
loose ball with just more than 8 min-
utes to play in the first quarter. He
dashed in for a layup, with an oppos-
ing player nearby but not really
threatening. Livingstin had done this
thousands of times, as a high school
player and a pro prodigy. Yet when he
landed, the left leg hit wrong, and all
the weight pushed his knee where no
knee is meant to go.
Livingston didn't even try to get
up. Any idea about that was quickly
erased by the pain.
If you watch enough sporting
events, you will see something like
this. It is always horrible.
Years ago, a University of Wiscon-
sin football player named Pat Collins
made a tackle on a cold day at Camp
Randall, in Madison, Wis. Suddenly,
his screams could be heard in the
press box, five stories above the field,
through the closed windows, over the
noise of more than 90,000 people.
Collins had dislocated his ankle. As
he screamed in agony, he crawled
face-down on the field, his foot point-
ing toward the sky. Collins found no
relief until a doctor rushed onto the
field and "reduced" the injury, a medi-
cal term for putting it back into the
joint from where it moved.
That's what happened to Living-
ston. Steven Shimoyama, a team phy-
sician, knew what had happened, and
he was on the floor in seconds. Shi-
moyama "reduced" Livingston's knee,
and his description of the details, the
pulling and tugging, shall be left
unsaid here over deference to those
eating breakfast while reading.
Shimoyama learned how to do this
as a trauma surgeon at USC Medical
Center. He has done this many times,
and he was successful on Livingston
on his first try.
"That alleviated nearly all his
pain," Shimoyama said. "When it was
dislocated, he was in a lot of pain."
Someday, Livingston will probably
call those words from Shimoyama the
understatement of all time.
The road back will begin soon.
Clippers officials, and Shimoyama,
were careful to avoid predictions of
the future, despite being pressed by
reporters. But Shimoyama said the
injury Livingston had two seasons
ago, a dislocated right kneecap, was
not as serious as Monday night's
injured left knee.
After the injury to his kneecap,
Livingston missed 52 games. On Tues-
day, the Clippers said Livingston
won't be back for eight to 12 months.
The Clippers are a team scram-
bling for a playoff spot. They won that
game Monday night, beating the
Charlotte Bobcats 100-93.
That didn't make it a good night.

Associated Press
As expected, the Dallas Cow-
boys have cut Drew Bledsoe.
Bledsoe, 35, who lost his quar-
terback job to Tony Romo after six
turnover- and sack-plagued starts
last season, was one of a number of
aging players cut Thursday as
teams adjusted their rosters to get
more salary-cap room for the free-
agent period, which begins today.
Bledsoe was the No. 1 overall
pick by the New England Patriots
in 1993. He was invited back to the
Cowboys by team owner Jerry
Jones, although Bledsoe would be
a backup at a reduced salary.
Also cut was Joe Horn, one of
the leaders of the New Orleans
Saints during their 2005 season in
Hurricane Katrina-enforced exile.
Horn, a 35-year-old receiver
whose image did a 180-degree turn
after Katrina forced the Saints to
spend a season in Texas, was let go

* Charlie Wi, one of just 20
golfers to break par in winds
exceeding 20 mph, holds a
one-shot lead after the first
round of the Honda Classic.
- The leaderboard shows Charlie
Wi with a one-shot lead after one
round of the new-look Honda Clas-
sic. The real front-runner, though,
might best be viewed as a tie.

Drew Bledsoe lost his starting
job to Tony Romo last season.
at his own request after he
declined to take a cut in salary.
He could come back.
"Joe really wanted to see where
his value is around the league for
his services," Saints general man-
ager Mickey Loomis said. "With as
much as Joe has meant to the
Saints and to New Orleans, we
don't want to impede his desire to
do so, and we have kept the door


avs sin

FEEDING A RECORD RUN: Dirk Nowitzki got hot in the fourth quart
with 24 points as'the Mavericks tied a team record with their 1

Jack Nicklaus.
And Mother Nature.
Daylong winds gusting in excess
of 20 mph turned Nicklaus' tough
Champion course at PGA National
into a major beast Thursday, creat-
ing the highest-scoring day on the
PGA Tour this year.
Wi's 5-under-par 65 highlighted
a lineup of just 20 players to break
par in the opening round at the
Honda's new home. Thursday's
scoring average of 72.83 2.83
over par was more than 50 per-

open for him to return."
Horn had 37 receptions for 679
yards and four touchdowns last
season, but he missed the Saints'
last four regular-season games and
both playoff games because of a
groin injury.
Among Thursday's other cuts:
Wide receiver Keenan
McCardell, who turned 37 in Janu-
ary, was released by the San Diego
Chargers. He had 36 receptions last
season, his 15th in the NFL.
The Chargers also let go two
troubled players: linebacker Steve
Foley, who missed the season after
being shot by a policeman, and
safety Terrence Kiel, who pleaded
guilty last month to felony and
misdemeanor drug charges for
shipping codeine-based cough
syrup to Texas.
The Pittsburgh Steelers cut
linebacker Joey Porter, an outspo-
ken sack specialist whose trash-
talking was one of the subplots

cent higher than
any other Tour
stop thus far.
"It's a tough
track," said Bern-
hard Langer,
whose 66 held the
U __ top spot until Wi
CHARLIE WI eclipsed it some
90 minutes later.
"Quite narrow, lots of water, and
the rough is up a little bit. And the
wind always makes it hard.
"It's a real man's golf course

turned down a salary cut from
the Saints, but he could return.
leading up to the 2006 Super Bowl,
which was won by the Steelers.
The Minnesota Vikings
released three former starting
players: cornerback Fred Smoot,
tight end Jermaine Wiggins and
offensive tackle Mike Rosenthal.


k the Cavs

Cleveland rally

falters, and Dallas

wins 14th in a row

BY -JA IM E A RO N w ith 4 1 ... -l a ..-
AscOlaitecl Press
DALLAS Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his
24 points in the fourth quarter Thursday night,
and LeBron James missed two free throws and
two 3-pointers in the final 13.7 seconds, letting
the Dallas Mavericks slip by the Cleveland Cav-
aliers 95-92 for their 14th consecutive victory,
which tied a franchise record.
The Mavericks already had
come close to the mark twice this
season, winning 12 in a row and
then 13 in row. They have lost
only twice since Dec.11 and had
come off a perfect February that,
earlier Thursday, earned Now-
itzki and Avery Johnson honors
for Western Conference Player
of the Month and Coach of the
Month, respectively.
The Mavericks led since late in the first quar-
ter until James sparked a late rally on both
ends of the court. He also shut down Nowitzki
in the final minutes.
James, who scored 39 points, made a three-
point play with 41 seconds left that got Cleve-
land within 95-92. After a defensive stand by the
Cavaliers, James streaked for a layup, but Now-
itzki shoved him out of bounds so hard that he
went sprawling into about the third row of seats
behind the basket. Once James gathered himself,
he missed both foul shots.
The Cavaliers got the ball back out of bounds
at midcourt, and James attempted a 3-point shot
to tie the game. The rebound bounced back to
him, and he got another good look but again
came up short keeping alive the Mavericks'
latest and greatest winning streak.
Dallas first won 14 games in a row at the start
of the 2002-03 season. The bid for No. 15 comes
at home Saturday, against the Orlando Magic.
More bad news for the Magic: the Mavericks
also have won 21 consecutive game s at home,
smashing the club record of 16 set last season.
Nowitzkl again flirted with his first career tri-
ple-double, getting 11 rebounds and seven
ON JENKINS/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM assists. Jason Terry had 20 points, and Josh
er Thursday, finishing Howard had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
4th consecutive victory. MORE BASKETBALL

right now."
Just three other events have
produced days this year in which
the average score was even one
shot above par. It happened twice
at Pebble Beach and once each at
the Nissan Open and last week's
Mayakoba Classic in Mexico.
"It's a test," said Padraig Har-
rington, the 2005 champion, who
was among 10 players three shots
back after a 68. "You know you've

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Leader weathers a brutal first day and fires a 65


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MiamiHerald.com I THE MIAMI HERALD

From Miami Herald Wire Services
The Detroit Lions will trade
cornerback Dre' Bly to the
Denver Broncos for running
back Tatum Bell, offensive
tackle George Foster and a
fifth-round pick, a person with
knowledge of the deal told
The Associated Press on
The person spoke on the
condition of anonymity
because the trade can't be
finalized until today.
Both teams seemed to fill
needs with the move, which.
gives Denver a Pro Bowl-cali-
ber player to replace the late
Darrent Williams and allows
Detroit to have more options
in free agency and with the
No. 2 overall draft pick in
April. The Lions gave Bly, who
has one year left on his con-
tract, permission to seek a
trade and seemed to add assets
instead of releasing him with
nothing to show for it.
Broncos spokesman Jim
Saccomano said he couldn't
confirm any deal.
Elsewhere: On the eve
of free agency, the Seattle Sea-
hawks made offers to six of
their restricted free agents,
including offensive tackle
Sean Locklear, wide receiver
D.J. Hackett and defensive
back Jordan Babineaux. ...
Mike Alstott is returning to
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for
a 12th season. The six-time Pro
Bowl fullback, who considered
retirement after each of the
past two seasons, signed a
one-year contract.... Starting
safety Gibril Wilson and two
other restricted free agents
were tendered offers by the
New York Giants. Linebacker
Reggie Torbor and running
back Derrick Ward also were
tendered on the eve of the
NFL free-agency period. ...
Fred Taylor plans to end his
career in Jacksonville, signing
a three-year contract exten-
sion that could keep the 31-
year-old running back with the
Jaguars through the 2010 sea-
son.... Linebacker Dan Mor-
gan and defensive end Mike
Rucker will return to the Car-
olina Panthers next season

after agreeing to restructured
contracts. The Panthers also
restructured quarterback
Jake Delhomme's contract
and released veteran special-
teams player Karl Hankton.
... The Tennessee Titans
released veteran tight end
Erron Kinney and offered a
contract to starting left guard
Jacob Bell, but receivers
Drew Bennett and Bobby
Wade, and defensive tackle
Robaire Smith are leaving as
free agents. ... The Detroit
Lions re-signed linebacker
Alex Lewis to a three-year
contract.... The Miami Dol-
phins released offensive line-
men Seth McKinney and
Bennie Anderson. ... The
Buffalo Bills released two vet-
erans, including guard Chris
Villarrial, and re-signed
reserve cornerback Jabari
Greer to a two-year contract.
The Bills also released veteran
safety Matt Bowen.... Jerri-
cho Cotchery, who had a
breakout year with the New
York Jets last season, signed a
multiyear contract extension
with the team. ... Tennessee
cornerback Adam "Pacman"
Jones, already entangled in a
strip-club shooting, is sched-
uled to appear in a Georgia
court later this month on
obstruction charges from an
incident with police last year,
but has had marijuana posses-
sion charges dismissed. ...
Defensive lineman Bryant
Young agreed to return for a
14th season with the San Fran-
cisco 49ers. .. The New
Orleans Saints have released
tight end Ernie Conwell, who
played in seven games last
season before being placed on
injured reserve. . Brian
Stewart, San Diego's second-
ary coach last season, was
hired as defensive coordinator
for the Dallas Cowboys.
Tennis: Top-ranked
Roger Federer dropped a set
for the second time in three
matches but prevailed over
Serbian teenager Novak Djo-
kovic 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 to
reach the Dubai Open semifi-


Brondby, He

From Miami Herald Wire Services
Brondby blanked Brann 3-0
and 10-man Helsingborg ral-
lied to beat Valerenga 2-1 on
Thursday to advance to the
semifinal round in the Royal
Swedish midfielder Martin
Ericsson opened the scoring
for Brondby in the 28th min-
ute when he converted a pen-
alty after Brann goalkeeper
Hakon Opdal brought down
striker Morten Rasmsussen
inside the box. Opdal was
Rasmussen made it 2-0 in
the 68th and Christopher
Katongo added another goal
a minute later.
In Oslo, Helsingborg rallied
from a goal down with 10 min-
utes left to win the other quar-
Fredrik Olsson equalized
in the 81st and Olivier Karek-
ezi notched the game-winner
for the Swedish side two min-
utes later.
Helsingborg's Babis Ste-
fanidis was ejected after his
second yellow card in the 45th.
Glenn Roberts scored for
Valerenga 10 minutes into the
Helsingborg was missing
striker Henrik Larsson, who
is on loan to Manchester
Swedish champion Elfsborg
plays two-time defending
Royal League champion FC
Copenhagen and OB Odense
faces Lillestrom in the other
quarterfinals on Sunday.
The Royal League, named
because Sweden, Denmark

personnel take Sevilla
coach Juande Ramos off
the field on Wednesday.

and Norway are constitutional
monarchies, started in 200
with the top four teams froi
the three Scandinavian count
Spain: Spain's sport
minister urged authorities t
act with the "greatest rigor
after Sevilla coach Juand
Ramos was knocked uncon
scious by a bottle thrown froi
the crowd, forcing the derb
match with Real Betis to b
Ramos was released from
hospital Thursday, the morn
ing after he was struck on th

lsingborg win

head during the second half of in the French league and in the
a Copa del Rey quarterfinal semifinals of the French Cup.
second leg between the fierce England: Arsenal man-
rivals from the Andalusian ager Arsene Wenger wants
city. Chelsea midfielder Frank
"The [Spanish soccer] fed- Lampard to clear Emmanuel
eration and the [state-run] Adebayor of punching him
Anti-Violence Commission during the brawl that marred
must act with the greatest the League Cup final.
rigor, and of course the gov- The Togo striker was sent
ernment will do its utmost to off after the injury-time melee
make sure that action of the during the Blues' 2-1 victory
greatest rigor is taken," sports Sunday at Cardiff's Millen-
minister Jaime Lissavetzky nium Stadium, resulting in a
said. three-game suspension.
France: Canadian busi- Adebayor could face fur-
nessman Jack Kachkar their punishment for reacting
signed an agreement to buy aggressively and failing to
Marseille from its current leave the field of play immedi-
owner, Robert Louis-Drey- ately after being sent off. His
fus. appeal to have his red card
AP "Jack Kachkar has signed overturned was rejected by
with Robert Louis-Dreyfus the the Football Association on
definite accord regarding the Tuesday.
sale of Marseille," Image 7, a Asia: English champions
communications company Chelsea inked a deal with
representing Kachkar, said in a Asian soccer's governing
statement. body, helping to foster players
al The deal should be com- and leagues in China as part of
)4 pleted "in the coming weeks" a strategy to gain fan alle-
m and is expected to cost Kach- giance in the lucrative Asian
n- kar around $152 million, market. The program, known
"I'm very happy to buy as "Vision Asia," runs through
Marseille," Kachkar said. "I 2012 and is the Asian Football
will do everything possible to Confederation's long-term
:s make Marseille a champion commitment to developing
to club in everything it does." leagues and players in coun-
t" Marseille is the only French tries like China and Iran, and
e club to capture the Champions in footballing backwaters like
n- League, but has had 25 coach- Bangladesh and India.
m ing changes since that triumph Germany: Bayern
*y in 1993. Munich midfielder Mark van
)e Louis-Dreyfus has invested Bommel was fined $8,200 by
about $260 million in the club, UEFA for making ,nsulting
a helping it return to the top gestures to fans after scoring
i- flight in 1996. in the Champions League last
ie Marseille is in eighth place week.

HEADING WEST? The Lions will trade cornerback Dre Bly,
above, to the Broncos for running back Tatum Bell,
.offensive tackle George Foster and a fifth-round draft
pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

nals in the United Arab Emir-
ates. Also, Russia's Mikhail
Youzhny upset No. 2 seed
Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7-5), 6-3,
capitalizing on an apparent
incorrect call by the Hawk-
Eye electronic line-judging
system to overwhelm the rat-
tled Spaniard. . Fourth-
seeded Juan Ignacio Chela
advanced to the semifinals of
the Mexican Open in Aca-
pulco, beating sixth-seeded
Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-7 (6-8),
7-5. In women's play, fifth-
seeded Flavia Penetta the
2005 winner and 2006
runner-up beat Alize
Cortne 7-5, 6-4 .... Fourth-
seeded Jurgen Melzer (2-0)
of Austria advanced to the
quarterfinals of the round-
robin Tennis Channel Open in
Las Vegas by defeating Paul
Capdeville (1-1) of Chile 6-2,
6-2. Unseeded Feliciano
Lopez (2-0) of Spain also
advanced to the quarterfinals
by upsetting No. 7 Tim Hen-
man (1-1) of Great Britain 6-7
(1-7), 6-3, 6-4.... Top-seeded
Justine Henin survived a
scare from No. 5 Patty
Schnyder to reach the Qatar
Open semifinals in Doha with
a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory. Earlier,
sixth-seeded Daniela Hantu-
chova rallied from a set down
and 1-4 in the second to upset
No. 3 Martina Hingis 1-6, 6-4,
6-4. ... Mario Ancic, ranked
11th, will be sidelined for at
least two months because of
mononucleosis. The Croat has
a mild case and is expected to
fully recover, tennis officials
said. He will miss tournaments

in Indian Wells, Calif., and
Miami, but could return for
the French Open, which starts
May 27.
Golf: Brad Kennedy of
Australia fired a 7-under 65 to
take the first-round lead at the
Johnnie Walker Classic at the
Blue Canyon Country Club in
Phuket, Thailand. Mike Weir
of Canada, Stephen Gal-
lacher of Scotland, Peter
Hanson of Sweden and
Graeme Storm of England
trailed by one stroke after
shooting 66s at the $2.44 mil-
lion tournament.... The Mas-
ters will have one hour of cov-
erage on its website before the
telecast begins, an example of
how new Augusta National.
chairman Billy Payne wants
to see how new media can
expand the tournament's audi-
College football: Flor-
ida State defensive ends coach
Jody Allen will get an added
responsibility and the title of
special-teams coordinator
when spring practice begins
March 16, head coach Bobby
Bowden said. ... Washington
coach Tyrone Willingham
picked a close friend to fill the
one vacancy on his staff. The
Huskies hired former NFL
assistant Charlie Baggett,
Willingham's old college
roommate, as their wide-re-
ceivers coach.... Keith Pat-
terson returned to Tulsa as a
co-defensive coordinator,
after spending only two
months in the same position
on former coach Steve Krag-
thorpe's staff at Louisville.



Adore The Gold, with exercise rider Carlos Reyes,
gallops at Gulfstream Park on Thursday as he
prepares for Saturday's Fountain Of Youth Stakes.

The ultimate ex-teammate
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs was
recovering Thursday after receiving a kidney donated by for-
mer teammate Everson Walls.
The transplant operation was performed Wednesday at
Medical City Hospital in Dallas.
A news conference was being planned for today on the
transplant, which officials believe is the first time former U.S.
professional sports teammates have shared an organ.
The only other documented cases involving former pro
athletes as donors include Greg Ostertag giving a kidney to
his sister in 2002 when he was playing for the Utah Jazz, and
basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson donating a kid-
ney to his daughter in 1997.
Springs, 50, has suffered from diabetes for 16 years and has
been on the national transplant waiting list since 2004. The
disease has led to the amputation of his right foot and the big
and middle toes on his left foot, and caused his hands to curl
into knots. He also was forced into a wheelchair and needed
dialysis three times a week.
Providing his body accepts the new kidney, he'll no longer
need dialysis and can expect his hands to regain their form.
He also should again be able to walk on his own.
Walls, 47, volunteered to be tested after things fell through
with two of Springs' relatives who were perfect matches.
"I said, 'Well, look, I know my blood type is the same as
his. Why not give it a shot and see what happens?' "Walls
told The Associated Press in December.

Cohen is on board
Sasha Cohen has joined
the advisory board for Fig-
ure Skating in Harlem, the
not-for-profit organization
that uses the sport to pro-
mote education and empow-
erment for girls.
Cohen joins Dick Button
and Champions on Ice tour
founder Tom Collins
among influential skating
figures on the board.
Cohen, the 2006 Olympic
silver medalist, will be a fea-
tured performer on that tour
beginning April 13, but first
will skate at the FSH gala on
April 9 dubbed "Skating
With the Stars Under the
Figure Skating'in Harlem
will celebrate its 10th anni-
versary with the show at
Central Park by honoring
Scott Hamilton, one of the
organization's original
board members.
Also scheduled to appear
at the gala are three-time
U.S. champion Johnny
Weir and 2006 Olympic ice
dancing silver medalists
Tanith Belbin and Ben


Santo still upbeat
After a rough day of
rejection, Ron Santo was
his usual upbeat self again
Wednesday as he visited the
Chicago Cubs' spring train-
ing camp in Mesa, Ariz.
On Tuesday, for the third
time since 2003, Santo fell,
short of election to the Base-
ball Hall of Fame by the Vet-
erans Committee.
Although clearly disap-
pointed by the results, Santo
did not join in the call for
changes to the Veterans
Santo said his main con-
cern was that the commit-
tee, made up of Hall of Fame
players, broadcasters and
writers, votes only every
other year, instead of annu-
"I've always said the one
thing I feel they should
change is the two years,"
said Santo, who played 15
seasons for the Cubs and
White Sox. "The only rea-
son I say that is because in
two years, you can forget.
One year, if you're five votes
away, you've got a pretty
good chance."

'I told him if I had a vote, it would
be for him. We'll leave that to the
voters. Player of the Year in this
conference is a big deal.'
- A.C. LAW, Texas A&M guard, on Texas'
Kevin Durant, right, after Durant had 30
points and 16 rebounds to help the
Longhorns beat the Aggies 98-96 in
double overtime on Wednesday night.


On this day in history:
1962 Wilt Chamberlain scores an NBA-record 100
points to lead the Philadelphia Warriors to a 169-147 triumph
over the New York Knicks. Chamberlain scores 59 second-
half points and 28 points from the free-throw line, both
records. Both teams combine for 316 points to surpass the
record of 312 set by Boston-Minneapolis on Feb. 27,1959.


Lions to trade

Bly to Broncos

for Bell, Foster

II I I ' I





Tampa Bay 37 25
Atlanta 32 23
Carolina 32 27
Florida 26 26
Washington 24 29
New Jersey 40 18
Pittsburgh 34 20
N.Y. Islanders 32 23
N.Y. Rangers 30 27
Philadelphia 17 37
Buffalo 42 16
Ottawa 38 22
Montreal 33 27
Toronto 30 25
Boston 30 28

78 212
74 196
71 195
65 188
60 197





0 6 86 171 149 22-7-0-4 18-11-0-2 19-5-0-1
4 5 77 215 197 18-9-2-2 16-11-2-3 16-7-1-1
5 4 73 191 182 18-10-4-1 14-13-1-3 12-9-2-0
3 4 67 187 182 13-14-3-2 17-13-0-2 9-11-0-3
5 5 44 170 244 5-18-3-4 12-19-2-1 4-14-2-4
2 3 89 240 183 22-7-1-2 20-9-1-1 14-9-1-2
2 2 80 221 173 21-11-1-1 17-11-1-1 16-9-0-2
1 5 72 191 200 19-12-0-3 14-15-1-2 11-8-0-4
3- 6 69 203 211 12-14-2-3 18-11-1-3 10-11-2-2
2 3 65 183 228 16-13-1-2 14-15-1-1 12-12-0-1


Nashville 43 18
Detroit 40 16
St. Louis 28 27
Columbus 24 33
Chicago 23 32
Vancouver 36 22
Calgary 34 21
Minnesota 35 23
Colorado 31 29
Edmonton 30 28
Anaheim 37 17
Dallas 38 21
San Jose 38 24
Phoenix 27 33
Los Angeles 21 32

2 2 90 223 167
4 4 88 199 156
5 4 65 167 193
2 5 55 158 200
2 7 55 156 196
2 3 77 165 159
4 5 77 207 172
1 5 76 182 163
2 3 67 214 208
3 3 66 172 185
3 7 84 204 167
1 3 80 168 149
0 2 78 192 166
2 1 57 168 214
5 5 52 178 219


20-13-0-0 19-5-1-0
18-13-3-1 14-4-2-1
12-12-3-3 11-13-2-2
10-18-1-2 7-13-0-4
11-16-1-4 11-14-1-0

19-9-1-1 17-13-1-2
27-6-0-1 7-15-4-4
22-5-1-3 13-18-0-2
18-14-1-2 13-15-1-1
18-12-1-1 12-16-2-2
19-5-2-5 18-12-1-2
21-9-0-1 17-12-1-2
18-12-0-2 20-12-0-0
14-13-2-0 13-20-0-1
12-13-4-4 9-19-1-1


Note: Two points for a win, one point for a tie and overtime loss

Thursday's results Tonight's games
Florida 2, Dallas 1 (OT) Pitt. at Carolina, 7
Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 (OT) Ottawa at Atlanta, 7:30
Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4 (SO) Chicago at Detroit, 7:30
Pittsburgh 4, Rangers 3 (SO) Toronto at NJ., 7:30
St Louis 3, Islanders 2 (OT) Montreal at Buffalo, 8
Colorado 6, Chicago 1 Columbus at Dallas, 8:30
Minnesota at Edmonton, late San Jose at Anaheim, 10
Phoenix at Vancouver, late
Anaheim at L.A., late

Wednesday's results
Ottawa 2,.Carolina 0
Calgary 2, Minnesota 1 (SO)
Nashville at San Jose, late

Through Wednesday

Player, team GP G A Pts
Crosby, Pit 59 26 71 97
St Louis, TB 65 38 47 85
Lecavalier, TB 65 41 43 84
Heatley, Ott 64 38 44 82
Savard, Bos 62 21 61 82
Thornton, SJ 64 16 65 81
Hossa,Atl 65 36 44 80
Ovechkin, Was 64 37 41 78
Briere, Buf 62 27 50 77
Jagr. NYR 63 23 53 76
Selanne, Ana 64 38 37 75
Sakic,Col 64 27 48 75

Player, team GP MIN GA AVG
Smith, Dal 16 820 27 1.98
Hasek, Det 46 2729 93 2.04
Brodeur, NJ 61 3691 127 2.06
Backstrom, Min 27 1447 53 2.20
Turco, Dal 53 2932 111 2.27
Gigu,Ana 46 2636 100 2.28
Mason, Nas 35 2038 79 2.33
Luongo, Van 59 3457 135 2.34
Kiprusoff, Cal 58 3452 137 2.38
Toskala, Si 35 1983 81 2.45
Emery, Ott 44 2497 102 2.45


Flyers shock Bruins in OT

From Miami Herald Wire Services
BOSTON Scottie Upshall scored
with 9.9 seconds left in overtime on
Thursday night to lift the Philadelphia
Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Boston
Bruins, who got 51 saves from Tim
Joni Pitkanen, R.J. Umberger and Mike
Richards had the other goals for the
Flyers. Philadelphia snapped a five-game
losing streak.
Mark Mowers ended his stretch of 27
games without a goal by scoring a pair for
Boston, and defenseman Zdeno Chara had
his 10th of the season.
Martin Biron, acquired from Buffalo on
Tuesday for a second-round pick in the
2007 draft, made 34 saves in his Flyers'
debut. He made a right-pad save on Petr
Tankrat's clean breakaway bid with just
under 15 minutes to play.
Upshall, sent in on a partial breakaway
on a pass from Pitkanen, slipped around
defenseman Andrew Ference before shift-
ing to his backhand and putting the puck
behind Thomas for the game-winner.
The Bruins, outshot 55-37, have given
up more than 50 shots on goal in two of
their past three games.

NEW YORK Sidney Crosby scored
the only goal of the shootout, and the Pen-
guins used three special-teams goals in
the third period to rally to the victory.
Crosby, the last of six shooters,
squeezed a shot between Henrik
Lundqvist's pads.

CHICAGO Brad Richardson had a
goal and an assist, and Peter Budaj
stopped 23 shots in the Avalanche's vic-
tory over the Blackhawks.
Brett McLean, Tyler Arnason, Ken
Klee, Mark Rycroft and Jeff Finger also
scored for Colorado, which started a five-
game road trip and won its second in a

WASHINGTON Nick Tarnasky
scored the lone shootout goal in the 10th
round, goalie Johan Holmiqvis'as per-
fect in 10 chances during the tiebreaker,
and the Lightning opened theIongest
road trip of the season with a victory.
Tarnasky sent a low shot between

HE'S FLYING HIGH: Flyers right wing Scottie Upshall sails through the air after
beating Bruins goalie Tim Thomas for the winning goal on Thursday night.

Brent Johnson's pads to help the Light-
ning improve to 10-1 in shootouts. It was
Tarnasky's first career shootout attempt.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. Lee Stempniak's
power-play goal 25 seconds into overtime
gave the Blues a come-from-behind vic-
tory over the Islanders in Ryan Smyth's
debut on Long Island.

SUNRISE, Fla. Olli Jokinen scored a
power-play goal in overtime as the Pan-
thers defeated the Stars. Jokinen's shot
from the point beat Mike Smith at 2:11.

Red Wings: Forward and leading
scorer Henrik Zetterberg is expected to
be out two-to-three weeks with an
inflamed disk in his back. Zetterberg leftI
practice Monday and missed Tuesday's,
game in Chicago against the Blackhawks,
The 26-year-old from Sweden has 33 goals
and 35 assists and two or more points in

eight of his past 12 games.
Sabres: Co-captain Daniel Briere
returned to practice after missing Tues-
day's game against Toronto because of
the flu and will play tonight against Mon-
Blue Jackets: Goaltender Pascal
Leclaire, limited to 24 games this season
because of injuries, will miss the rest of
the season with knee problems. Fredrik
Norrena has taken over as the starter with
Brian Boucher, recently claimed off waiv-
ers from Chicago, as his backup.
NHL in London: The NHL will play
regular-season games in Europe for the
first time, with the Anaheim Ducks and
Los Angeles Kings opening the 2007-2008
season by playing two games in London.

Flames 2, Wild 1 (SO): Jarome
Iginia scored td'give host Calgary its first
shootout vid~try of the season. I .,.
Predators 4, Sharks 3 (SO): J.P.
Dumont scored in the fourth round of the
shootout to lift visiting Nashville.

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Dawson's got a week to remember

Somebody must be watching over
Marco Dawson this week.
On Monday, Dawson, a former high
school golfer in South Florida, played
his way into the Honda Classic field
with a 64 during qualifying. The next
morning, he was uninjured after a
three-car wreck left his vehicle "pretty
much totaled."
And in Thursday's opening round,
Dawson turned in a 3-under-par 67
that left him two shots behind leader
Charlie Wi.
"I'm just glad I was lucky enough to
be in the car I was in," said Dawson,
whose Mercedes SUV was broadsided
by a red-light runner less than 2 miles
from PGA National.
"Now I have the chance to go out
and play again. I'm just going to try to
take advantage of it."

Dawson could use some good for-
tune. He finished out of the top 125 on
the PGA Tour money list in each of
the past three years, and then regained
full status at qualifying school in
But he came up blank on the West
Coast, missing the cut in all three
events he entered.
"I'd been playing well, but just
hadn't been scoring well," he said.
"Hopefully, it's just a matter of time
before I get into contention."

John Daly's star-crossed recent
history at the Honda continues. Daly,
a two-time major champion, was
forced to the sideline after two holes
because of a rib sprain sustained
when a camera went off during his
Daly had opened par-par before
heading to the 12th tee. According to

observers, he was near the top of his
backswing when a camera flash went
Daly slammed on the brakes during
his downswing, leaving him in pain. A
second attempt resulted in a low,
weak shot, and Daly told his playing
partners that he was done.
"He was swinging great," partner
Joe Ogilvie told reporters after his
round. "Hopefully, he's not hurt
Little has gone right for Daly since
the tournament moved to Palm Beach
Gardens. He missed cuts in 2003 and
'06, sandwiched around a dubious
Monday withdrawal in 2004 that was
attributed to getting his hand caught
in a car door.
Also Thursday, Fred Funk, winner
of last week's tournament in Mexico,
withdrew because of continued back
pain after a 73, Ryuji Imada packed it
in after nine holes and Paul Azinger

(back) withdrew before teeing off.

Alan Morin, in the field through
club-pro qualifying, put his knowledge
of PGA National to good use. An
opening 71 left him tied for 35th and
halfway to making the cut.
"There's no question I'm comfort-
able at this place," Morin said. An
assistant at The Falls CC in South
Florida, he estimates that he has
played the Champion course 20 times
in minitour competition.
Despite blustery conditions, Morin
missed only two fairways, and even
then he avoided the rough.
"You've still got to play it, but it's
not a foreign golf course to me," he
said. "[Tour pros] have never seen it
before, but I've seen it and know what
to do. "It's kind of neat that way I
don't have to worry about figuring out
what to do at every hole."


played golf after 18 holes. Seventy-
two holes is going to be a lot of work
this week."
All but four holes Nos. 1, 2, 4
and 9 produced average scores
above par. The par-4 sixth was the
toughest at 4.3o6
Yet despite Thursday's parade of
3-, 4- and 5-over scores, very few
complaints were heard about the
"It's a tough test;, but it's playable,"
former Masters champion Larry Mize
said after shooting a 78. "I think it's
fair. Even with the wind [Thursday],
it was playable."
The day's biggest complaint came
not from conditions, but a camera
flash that cost the tournament one of
its biggest draws John pDly.;.

CHECK THE LINE: Jesper Parnevik
and his caddie set up a putt on
the 14th green. Parnevik finished
at an even-par 70 for the day.

Eight shots into his round, the two-
time major champion put the brakes
on his downswing after the flash dis-
tracted him. He wound up sustaining
a rib strain, and withdrew after a
weak second attempt.
"John is such a huge attraction,"
playing partner Joe Ogilvie said. "You
ha, : to see him go out on the second
Ogilvie wound up shooting 67,
joining a four-way tie for third with
Robert Allenby, Cliff Kresge and for-
mer St. Thomas Aquinas golfer
Marco Dawson.
Ten more golfers were another
stroke back, including Harrington,
Davis Love III and Jupiter pros Brett
Wetterich and Will MacKenzie.
Thirteen of the 20 par-breakers
teed off during the morning groups,
beforeathe winds reached their peak.
But the mornipgsgrQUps.didn' exactly
catch a break.
"When we 'arming up it wasn't
too bad," said Brandt Snedeker,
among the group at 68. "But by the
time we got to my first hole of the
day, it was starting to blow pretty
Said Langer "It might blow 2 miles
[an hour] more now than it did at 7
o'clock this morning."
Wi countered a couple of early
bogeys with seven birdies, including
two at the treacherous four-hole clos-
ing "Bear Trap."
Easy outing, right?
"No," the California native said.
"It's so tough."
Still, Thursday's 65 was his sec-
ond-lowest round of the year, topped
only by an opening 63 at the Buick
Invitational outside San Diego. He
wound up ninth behind eventual
champion Tiger Woods.
"I was able to just keep telling
myself to go get it, instead of being
just content at 2-under," he said.
"Yeah, 5-under is a great round."
Who knows, a few more good per-
formances such as Thursday's and he
might be able to make a name for
himself instead of as a sound-alike
for a .certain female phenom who
dabbles in PGA Tour events.
Wi recalled playing the John Deere
Classic two years ago, when his cad-
die overheard a spectator exclaim,
"Oh, that's Michelle Wie's dad. He
got a sponsor invite, too."
"That was the funniest thing," Wi
"I thought that was hilarious."

IT'S IN THE HOLE: Bernard Langer, who is one stroke off the lead after
firing a 4-under 66, celebrates a birdie putt at the ninth hole Thursday.

Charlie Wi
Bernhard Langer
Marco Dawson
Robert Allenby
Joe Ogilvie
Cliff Kresge
Charles Warren
Brian Davis
Padraig Harrington
Arron Oberholser
Brett Wetterich
Steve Stricker
Brandt Snedeker
Davis Love III
Will MacKenzie
Anders Hansen
Jose Coceres
Jim Furyk
Chris DlMarco
Glen Day
Mathew Goggin
Wes Short, Jr.
Lucas Glover
JJ. Henry
Camilo Villegas
Anthony Kim
Jarrod Lyle
Michael Putnam
Gavin Coles
Jeff Quinney
Jesper Pamevik
Daniel Chopra
Ian Poulter
George McNeill
Stephen Marino
Johnson Wagner
Hunter Mahan
Tom Pernice, Jr.
Ben Curtis
Scott Verplank
Tripp Isenhour
Alan Morin
J.P. Hayes
Dicky Pride
Nick O'Hemrn
Peter Lonard
Rocco Mediate
Kevin Stadler
Jason Dufner
Ryan Armour
Kyle Reifers
Boo Weekley
Bob Tway
Duffy Waldorf
Justin Leonard
Jeff Gove
Arjun Atwal
Woody Austin
Matt Kuchar
David Toms
Chris Couch
Jason Bohn
Nathan Green
Mathias Gronberg
Doug LaBelle II
David Branshaw
Kent Jones
Jeff Maggert
Corey Pavin
Ryan Palmer
Robert Garrigus
Bob Helntz
Frank Lickliter II
Richard S. Johnson
Tim Petrovic
Rich Beem
Carl Pettersson
Rich Barcelo
SBilly Mayfair .
Brian Gay
Daisuke Maruyama
Brett Quigley
Dean Wilson
Kenny Perry
John Senden
Sean O'Hair
Eric Axley
Briny Baird
Craig Kanada
Kevin Na
Steve Flesch
Angel Cabrera
Billy Andrade
Ryan Moore
John Merrick
Ken Duke
Greg Owen
Robert Gamez
Dudley Hart
John Mallinger
Craig Barlow
Steve Allan
Harrison Frazar
Stephen Leaney
Jason Gore
DJ. Trahan
Tim Herron
Todd Hamilton
Shigeki Maruyama
Lee Rinker
Tom Johnson
Bill Haas
Chad Kurmel
Pat Perez
Bo Van Pelt
Michael Allen
Kevin Sutherland
Brad Faxon
Jerry Kelly
Joey Sindelar
Jay Williamson
Skip Kendall
Jeff Sluman
Luke Donald
Cameron Beckman
Brendon de Jonge
Paul Gow
Mark Calcavecchia
Alex Cejka
Larry Mize
Craig Lile
Scott Parel
Charley Hoffman
Andrew Buckle
Joe Durant
Parker McLachlln


Earnhardt Jr. gets off to a slow start

Smoke and flames engulfed the
No. 8 Chevrolet, and then Dale
Earnhardt Jr. emerged, taking a
bow toward the fans in the Califor-
nia Speedway grandstands.
NASCAR's most popular driver
had hoped to shift the focus from
his contract negotiations with Dale
Earnhardt Inc. to his on-track per-
formance. He has accomplished
that, but not because of his racing
Through two races, Earnhardt
Jr. has two DNFs. His most recent
misfortune: an engine failure dur-
ing the Cup debut of unleaded fuel
in Fontana, Calif., relegating him
to 40th in the standings. No driver
outside the top 40 after two races
has rallied to qualify for the 10-
race Chase for the Cup.

ever: "We just have to keep our
heads up," he said. "I know the
guys at the shop that built those
motors are really upset right now.
We have a long season [and] just
need to stay positive."
Earnhardt, who is not under
contract beyond this season, said
his team is "lucky" to have a week-
end off to work on the engines
before the schedule resumes
March 11 at Las Vegas.
Earnhardt also might have
gained more leverage as he contin-
ues negotiations.
He initially said his primary cri-
teria for saying at DEI would be
majority ownership, but if DEI
continues to disappoint him -
Earnhardt was involved in a crash
in the Daytona 500 but he blamed
lack of horsepower from prevent-
ing a surge to the front he might

" ... have more bargaining power.

NASCAR announced Wednes-
day it could push up the start date
of a full-time running of the Car of
Tomorrow a year early to 2008,
but there is hardly consensus in
the garage.
The universal car, aimed to
improve safety, enhance competi-
tion and reduce costs, will run in
16 races this season, and debut
March 25 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor
"It is too early to commit to
that," Jeff Gordon said. "I under-
stand from a financial standpoint,
especially because there are a lot
of teams that are behind because
of the schedule that we are on with
building both cars."
Several Cup owners said it is
costing them upward of $1.5 mil-
lion extra per team to field both
cars this season.

Green flag: Matt Kenseth
surges into the weekend off after
sweeping at California Speedway
(he won the Busch and Cup races),
matching Kevin Harvick's feat
- from Daytona. -
Caution flag: David Reuti-
mann, knocked into the wall by
Greg Biffle at California Speed-
way, absorbed one of the hardest
hits recorded by NASCAR.
Keep an eye on: Juan
Pablo Montoya in Sunday's
Busch race in Mexico City. The
former Formula One driver will be
an in-car reporter for ESPN.
Inside scoop: NASCAR will
hear the appeals next week for
four teams Kenseth, Kasey
Kahne, Scott Riggs and Elliott
Sadler that were fined and saw
their crew chiefs get suspended
before the Daytona 500.


* Race, site, track: Mexico 200, Mexico City,
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (road
course, 2.518 miles).
* Schedule: Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2,
11-30 a.m. EST); Sunday, race (ESPN2,2 p.m.
* Race distance: 201.44 miles. 80 laps.
* Last race: Matt Kenseth took control in
the closing laps at California Speedway. driv-
ing off with his fourth Busch victory in 12 tries
on the two-mile oval. Casey Meam grabbed
second place 12 laps from the end and gave a
big effort to try to catch Kenseth, but he still
finished about five lengths behind.
* Next race: Sam's Town 300, March10, Las

Chrysler 400, March 11, in Las Vegas.
can Commercial Lines 200, March 16, in
Hampton. Ga.
* NHRA: ACDelco Gatornatlonals, March 18
in Gainesville, Fla.

At PGA national Resot and Spa,
Palm Beach Gardens Fla.


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Georgia Tech whacks North Carolina

s From Miami Herald Wire Services
Thaddeus Young scored
,- a career-high 25 points Thurs-
day night, and Javaris Critten-
ton handed out 11 assists, lead-
ing Georgia Tech to an 84-77
upset victory at home against
No. 8 North Carolina.
Losing consecutive road
games in the Atlantic Coast
Conference for the first time
in three years, the Tar Heels
-' (24-6, 10-5) missed a chance to
hold onto a share of first place
in the league after Virginia's
victory over Virginia Tech.
Anthony Morrow added 18
' points for Georgia Tech.
Brandan Wright had 22
points to lead North Carolina.
Tyler Hansborough added 16
points and 10 rebounds for the
Tar Heels.
Wayne Ellington finished
with 14 points for North Caro-
Slina, but he missed a 3-point
attempt in the final minute
that led to a pair of free throws
by Mario West, which put
Georgia Tech ahead 80-73
with 55.5 seconds remaining.
1 Young drove the left base-
line for a short runner at the
8:07 mark, matching Georgia
Tech's biggest lead, at 73-59.
But the Yellow Jackets
(19-10, 7-8) failed to make a
a field goal after Zach Peacock's.
12-foot basket from the right
a baseline made it 75-65 with
6:19 left to-play.
*. The closest North Carolina

-- *
EPIC STRUGGLE: Tyler Hansbrough, right, of North Carolina
gets tangled with Jeremis Smith of Georgia Tech as they
battle for a rebound. Georgia Tech won the game 84-77.

got in the second half was
77-73 on a pair of Hansbor-
ough's free throws with 1:55
Ty Lawson's layup at the
4:44 mark, cutting the lead to
75-70, gave the Tar Heels their
final field goal.
Crittenton, who finished
with 13 points, was 5-for-6 on
free throws in the final 4:17.
North Carolina, attempting
to secure a top seed in the

NCAA Tournament, was com-
ing off a two-point loss at
Maryland, where they led by
12 points with 7 minutes
remaining before collapsing
down the stretch.
Hansborough, who scored a
career-high 40 points in a
77-61 victory over Georgia
Tech last season, had hit a
combined 28-for-34 free
throws in his previous two
games against the Yellow

Jackets. He was 8-for-12 on
Thursday night.
Tar Heels coach Roy Wil-
liams, whose team hosts No. 18
Duke to end the regular season
this weekend, missed a chance
to win his 100th game in his
stint at North Carolina.
Georgia Tech gave its
NCAA Tournament hopes a
boost in beating an opponent
with the nation's third-best
RPI. The Yellow Jackets had
dropped two of three after fail-
ing to hold a seven-point lead
with 3:41 remaining in a 75-69
loss at Virginia on Sunday.
No. 6 Memphis 78,
UTEP 67: Chris Douglas-Rob-
erts scored 21 points, and Jer-
emy Hunt added 19, leading
the visiting Tigers to their 18th
consecutive victory.
The Tigers, who already
had won the Conference USA
regular season title, were
lucky to escape the Don Has-
kins Center with a victory.
Memphis (26-3, 15-0 C-USA)
shot just 41 percent from the
field and couldn't put UTEP
The Miners (14-15, 6-9)
were within a point several
times in the final 10 minutes,
but were plagued by too many
Stefon Jackson scored 19 to
lead UTEP.
Utah State 79, No. 10
Nevada 77 (OT): Chaz Spicer
made two free throws with

3.8 seconds left in overtime,
giving the host Aggies the
upset and ending the Wolf
Pack's nine-game winning
Nevada's Marcelus Kemp
missed an off-balance shot he
managed to get off before fall-
ing out of bounds at the
buzzer, but the ball missed
everything and had barely
landed before the Utah State
fans swarmed the court.
Stephen DuCharme led
Utah State (21-9, 9-7 Western
Athletic Conference) with 20
points, and he took the ball
away from Nevada's Nick
Fazekas to set up Spicer's win-
ning free throws.
Fazekas finished with 20
points and Kemp scored 25 for
Nevada (26-3,13-2), which had
already wrapped up its third
consecutive WAC regular-
season title.
Virginia 69, No. 21 Vir-
ginia Tech 56: Sean Single-
tary scored 17 points, and the
host Cavaliers thrashed the
Hokies and moved into sole
possession of first place in the
Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Cavaliers (20-8, 11-4),
picked to finish eighth in the
preseason, finished 8-0 in
league play at their new John
Paul Jones Arena.
Virginia Tech (20-9, 10-5),
which hosts Clemson on Sun-
day, never found the defensive
rhythm it used to dominate

Virginia on Feb. 10 in the Hok-
ies' 84-57 victory. The Cava-
liers hit four 3-pointers in the
opening 5/2 minutes and
trailed only briefly in the first
J.R. Reynolds and Mamadi
Diane added 13 points each for
the Cavaliers. Jason Cain had
eight points and nine
rebounds, and he helped in
one of the Cavaliers best
defensive games this year.
Zabian Dowdell led the
Hokies with 17 points, and
Deron Washington and A.D.
Vassallo, who each had 22
points in Blacksburg, finished
with 9 and 3 points, respec-
tively. The Hokies shot 36 per-
Virginia Tech got as close
as 59-52 with 4:25 to play, but
Diane hit an 18-footer, and Sin-
gletary added two free throws
with 3:51 to play, rebuilding the
Cavaliers comfort zone.
The Hokies had scored
seven consecutive points early
in the second half to close to
within 43-38, but Singletary
scored on a drive and Diane
hit the first of his two 3-point-
ers in a span of 55 seconds.
The second helped offset four
quick points by the Hokies,
and when Singletary followed
it with his own 3-pointer and
two free throws, Virginia led
56-42 with 11 minutes left.
The Hokies got no closer
than seven points after that.


Wizards finally get healthy

From Miami Herald Wire Services
Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison are
-expected to return to the lineup tonight for
'. the Washington Wizards, who have strug-
gled without two of their. top three stars.
-Butler has missed three games all
losses with back spasms. Jamison has
missed 12 games with a sprained left knee;
the Wizards went 4-8 without him.
If both play tonight against the Atlanta
Hawks, the Wizards could have their entire
roster healthy for the first time this season.
"They practiced well," Wizards coach
Eddie Jordan said. "Without anything hap-
pening overnight, they should be ready to
Butler has been treated by a chiropractor
for his back problem, which was aggravated
by a long bus ride through Minnesota after
the team's plane was diverted during the
recent road trip.
"A little pain," Butler said after practice
Thursday. "But, overall, it is something I can
play through."
Jamison has been itching to play for sev-
eral days, but the team wanted to make sure
his knee was sound again.
"If everything is going well, I will stay in
there," Jamison said. "But if I get winded,
they will take me out. My mentality going
into the game is that I am going to be playing
the way I am accustomed to."
With Butler and Jamison out, Wizards
point guard Gilbert Arenas has remained in
a shooting slump while trying to carry more
of the scoring load. Arenas was given the day
off Thursday.
"It is just a situation where everybody is
keying in on him," Butler said. "He is my lit-
tle brother, and I feel bad that I couldn't be
out there to help him.
Portland Trail Blazers president and gen-
eral manager Steve Patterson abruptly
resigned Thursday after team owner Paul
Allen would not renew his contract.
The move came with the Trail Blazers in.
next-to-last place in the Northwest Division,
at 24-34, a season after they had the worst
record in the NBA.
Tod Leiweke, chief executive officer of
the Seattle Seahawks, will take over until a
full-time replacement is found. Allen, the bil-
lionaire co-founder of Microsoft, also owns
the Seahawks.
"I think we've had a lot of successes over
the last three, four years, but maybe haven't
gotten as far as we wanted to on lot of
things," Patterson said. "Sometimes it's bet-
ter for somebody to take the ball the last
10 yards than somebody who has taken it the
first 90 yards."
Patterson said his contract was to expire
soon. He had been the team president since
2003 and became the GM after John Nash
was fired last May.
"At the end of the day, this is all going to
be about Portland and the Blazers," Leiweke
said. "We're going to find leadership that
lives here, that gets out of bed every day
thinking about how we're going to rebuild
this franchise and turn it into a champion-
ship franchise."
The Blazers, fourth in the Northwest Divi-
sion, have regrouped after going 21-61 last
season. The improvement has been sparked
by a flurry of draft-day trades and an infusion

GOOD KARMA: Antawn Jamison, above, and Caron Butler could return tonight. If so,
the Wizards would have their entire roster healthy for the first time this season.

of young talent, including Brandon Roy.
Vladimir Radmanovic's snow job will
cost him some cold cash.
The Los Angeles Lakers fined Radma-
novic an undisclosed amount Thursday for
violating his contract by snowboarding,
which led to a separated shoulder injury, the
team said.
Radmanovic was injured on Feb. 17 when
he was in Park City, Utah, during the All-Star
break. He is expected to miss two months.
Radmanovic admitted last week that he
lied to the Lakers when he said he fell on a
patch of ice while walking. He apologized to
coach Phil Jackson and general manager
Mitch Kupchak.

"We discussed internally, among our
coach, ownership and management, a variety
of disciplinary options and thought that this
was the fairest and most appropriate action,"
Kupchak said in a statement.
"We consider this a closed issue now and
look forward to Vlade's return to action,
where he'll be able to use his talents to help
our team."
Nuggets 111, Magic 101: Allen Iver-.
son scored 34 points for host Denver.
Clippers 96, Sonics 91: Corey Mag-
gette had 18 points for host Los Angeles.
Kings 135, Bobcats 120: Kevin Mar-
tin had 36 points and Mike Bibby added 30,
leading Sacramento at home.

SOUTHEAST W L Pct. GB UO 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
Atlanta 22 36 379 10 4-6 L-3 10-17 12-19 12-21
Charlotte 22 36 .379 10 4-6 L-3 13-16 9-20 14-21
ATLANTIC W L Pet GB UO 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: 2633 -.441 6i 5-5- 1-1 16-13 10-20 16-21
Philadelphia 20 38, ..34k. 12 5-5 W-2 12-15 8-23 13-20
Boston 15 42' .26316% 3-7 W-2 6-21 9-21 10-24
CENTRAL W L Pet GB 10S Str. Home Away Conf
Detroit 36 19 .655 9-1 W-4 19-10 17-9 26-10
Cleveland 33 25 .569 4% 6-4 L-1 21-8 12-17 19-16
Chicago 33 27 .550 5% 5-5 W-1 23-8 10-19 23-12
Indiana 29 27 .518 7% 4-6 t-3 18-12 11-15 20-14
Milwaukee 21 37 .362 16 3-7 W-2 13-12 8-25 10-24

SOUTHWEST W L Pt. GB U0 Str. Home Away Conf

San Antonio
NeW Orleans
LA. Lakers
LA. Clippers
Golden State

.845 -
.684 9
.614 131
.483 21
.254 341
Pt. GB
.667 -
.500 9%
.456 12
.414 1431
.386 16
Pet. GB
.759 -
.569 11
.491 15)
.441 18
.439 18%

10-0 W-14
7-3 W-6
5-5 L-2
7-3 W-1
3-7 L-2


U10 Str. Home Away Conf
8-2 W-1 22-7 16-12 22-12
5-5 W-2 15-15 13-13 12-20
4-6 L-1 17-12 9-19 15-21
4-6 L-2 13-15 11-19 15-19
5-5 L-1 16-13 6-22 11-23
110 Str. Home Away Conf
6-4 L-1 21-6 23-8 21-10
4-6 W-3 20-9 13-16 19-11
4-6 W-3 20-10 8-19 16-18
3-7 L-4 20-10 6-23 14-19
4-6 W-1 17-12 8-20 12-21

Thursday's results Tonight's games Wednesday's results
Dal. 95, Cle. 92 DeL at Miami, 8 Miami 92, Was. 83
Cha. at Por., late Mil. at Tor, 7 Phi. 99, Pho. 94
LA.C. at Sea., late Atl. at Was., 7 Bos. 102, N.Y. 94
Mem. at Phi, 7 Utah 104, Mem. 88
G.S. at N.Y., 7:30 N.O. 107, Atl. 100
Utah at Min., 8 Tor. 106, Hou. 90
Or. at S.A., 8 Chi. 113, G.S. 83
N.O. at Chi., 8:30 Den. 111, Ori. 101
Ind. at Pho, 9 Sac. 135, Cha. 120
Hou. at Den, 10:30 LAC. 9, Sea. 91
Sac. at LA.L, 10:30

Through Wednesday

Anthony, Den. 41 466 293 1247 30.4
Bryant, L.AL 54 512 447 1564 29.0
Arenas, Wash. 56 506 4541620 28.9
Wade, Ma. 46 445 413 1324 28
Iverson, Den. 40 380 3311131 28.3
Redd, Mil. 38 346 263 1038 27.3
James, Clev. 55 532 332 1466 26.7
Alien, Sea. 47 433 235 1240 26.4
Nowitzki, Dall. 56 491 388 1425 25.4
Carter, NJ. 58 520 321 1472 25.4
Lee, N.Y. 237 391 .606
Biedrins, G.S. 263 437 .602
Howard, Orl. 387 646 .599
Curry, N.Y. 424 718 .591
Stoudemire, Phoe. 433 738 .587
Boozer, Utah 439 767 .572
Patterson, Mil. 332 609 .545
Bogut, Mil. 304 558 .545
Okafor, Char. 345 637 .542
Brand, LAC 444 821 .541

Garnett, Minn. 56 148 567 715 12.8
Chndler, NOk. 56 239 456 695 12.4
Howard, Orl. 59 204 514 718 12.2
Camby, Den. 47 113 439 552 11.7
Okafor, Char. 56 228 429 657 11.7
Boozer, Utah 49 150 419 569 11.6
Jefferson, Bos. 50 175 372 547 10.9
Duncan, S.A 57 163 451 614 10.8
Lee, N.Y. 55 191 398 589 10.7
Nash, Phoe. 52 615 11.8
Williams, Utah 55 512 9.3
Kldd, NJ. 56 501 8.9
Paul, NOk. 41 355 8.7
Davis, G.S. 43 372 8.7
Miller, Phil. 56 453 8.1
Wade, Mia. 46 362 7.9
Ford, Tor. 51 389 7.6
Billups, DeL 47 352 7.5
Felton, Char. 55 407 7.4
Iverson, Den. 40 295 7.4


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

Eastern Conference: Adam Morri-
son, Charlotte Bobcats
Western Conference: Rudy Gay,
Memphis Grizzlies
Eastern Conference: Jorge Garba-
joaa, Toronto Raptors
Western Conference: Randy Foye,
Minnesota Timberwolves
Eastern Conference: Andrea Barg-
nani, Toronto Raptors
Western Conference: Brandon Roye,
Portland Trail Blazers

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Long jumper Stuart focuses on sprints

Senior Sports Reporter

BIANCA Stuart is fast
becoming a female long jumper
to reckon with. Now she's even
aiding the sprints to her reper-
i*Over the weekend, Stuart
cleared a personal best of 20ft
8,5in to lower her own Southern
Illinois University record, as she
sVon the women's long jump at
the 2007 Sate Farm Missouri
Valley Conference Indoor
She was just shy of the MVC
record by half an inch.
Also at their SIU Rec Center,
Stuart went on to post a per-
s4nal best of 7.62 seconds in the
sami-final of the 60m for the
third fastest time in the MVC.
"However, in the final, she
only ran 7.67 for fifth place.
Stuart, who already qualified
fdr the NCAA Division One
Indoor Championships in
Fayetteville, Arkansas on
March 10, said she is quite
pleased with her performance
sn far this season, having soared
past the 20-feet mark in just
about all of her meets.

"It tbok me a while to do a
personal best this time, but I'm
still pleased," said Stuart, who
improved on her previous
indoor best by three inches.
"I'm been practising a lot
more and focusing more on the
technical aspect of the event
and staying focused and confi-
The 18-year-old sophomore,
whose major is undecided, said
she is thrilled that she is turning
into a sprinter of repute.
"I've ran the 60 metres in
every meet this year. I've start-
ed off well," said Stuart, who
opened with a 7.70 in December
and after the Christmas break,
ran 7.8.
"Before our conference meet,
my coach had me doing a lot of
speed work and when I came
out to conference, I ran the 7.60,
so I was like 'okay'."
Stuart said her coach has
already indicated that he expect
her to double up by sprinting a
lot more for SIU, especially out-
But in the meantime, she says
her focus is on the NCAA's
where she hope to leave her
mark this year.

"I'm focusing on going out
there and performing for my
school," said Stuart, who hope
to lower her indoor record at
the meet in the process.
Stuart, who turns 19 in May,
said she would like to come
back home and represent the
Bahamas at the Carifta Games
in Turks and Cacios in April.
But she said she will more
than likely pass up the trip and
stay in Illinois to make up for
some of the time she missed
travelling on the road during
the indoor season.
Her coach, Andre Scott, said
Stuart has progressed just as he
had anticipated.
"She's going along very well.
She's right where I want her to
be sprint-wise," Scott stated.
"Jumping-wise, she's yet to hit
the jumps that I want to do, but
that will come.
"I want her to jump around
low 21. At the conference meet,
her first jump was well over 21,
but it was a hairline foul at the
board. So that capability is
there. We just need to get in a
legal jump."
After running 7.62 in the 60,
Scott said Stuart has performed

at the level that he expected
and as the season progresses,
he's confident that she will get
"She's having some problems
with her shins, but I know that
she will do very well at that
meet (NCAA)," Scott said.
"Usually athletes are a little ner-
vous competing at that level of
the meet, but she's had some
international exposure, so she
should do very well.
"All she has to do is jump
what she did at the conference
meet and she should be an All-
Around. I exactly think that she
can beat some of the girls who
are ahead of her. It's just a mat-
ter of getting it done."
Once the NCAA's is com-
plete, Scott said the focus will
switch to the outdoors when she
will may compete in her first
meet on March 24.
"I don't want to work her out
too hard because she should
have a long summer," Scott

BIANA Stuart in action

Ferguson pulls

out the stops for

victory in 100m I

Senior Sports Reporter

SHERMAN Ferguson and
his Dame Doris Johnson Mystic
Marlins may have fallen short in
the. prestigious Hugh Campbell
Basketball Classic, but he was
no( prepared to let the title of
the fastest man in government
schools get away from him too.
Probably the most versatile
athlete in high school today, the
17-year-old 12th grader bolted
down the straight away to win
the senior boys' 100m at the
GSSSA's 14th annual Senior
High Track and Field Champi-
is time of 11.00 seconds yes-
terday at the Thomas A Robin-
sort Track and Field Stadium
gave him the victory over CR
Walker's Sterling Clarke (11.20)
and Government High's Latario
Derneritte (11.26).
"It was a good race, very
competitive. I'm very happy to
coine out with the victory,"
stressed Ferguson, who admit-
ted' that playing basketball
helped him on the track. "I'm in
shape, so I knew I could do it."
Government High's speed-
ster .esha White emerged as the
fastest female in the GSSSA as
she, clocked 12.11. She ran away
from the pack, leaving CC
Sweeting's Andrea Bethel
(12.86) in second and CR Walk-
er's Danesha Higgs (12.92) in
"My race was alright. I did
all the things that I had to do,"
said 16-year-old White, an 11th
grader. "The time wasn't what I
expected. I had planned to run

* CV Bethel's Sherman Ferguson wins the 100m

* CR Walker's Hasley Hanna wins the senior girls 400m

11.80, but I didn't have the com-
Skye Collie of CR Walker
easily soared to the front of the
pack to win the intermediate
girls' century in 12.81. Her
team-mate, Ivanique Kemp

* SKYE Collie from CR Walker wins the 100m finals

(13.00) was second and CV
Bethel's Vernessa Knowles
(13.12) was third.
"I felt I ran hard enough to
win my race and I deserved it. I
wanted to show my coaches
what I've been training so hard
for," she said. "I think I did well
because I got out fairly well and
I maintained my race."
In the 400m, CR Walker's
Antonya Knowles claimed the
intermediate girls" title in a time
of 59.48. Her nearest rival was
CI Gibson's Charlene Innocent,
who did 1:01.22. CR Walker's
Glendina Dean was third in
"I think I did good. I had the
competition in the front of me,
so I had to run good at the
start," said Knowles, whose aim
was to run under the one-
minute barrier.
Knowles also won the long
jump with a leap of 4.98m over
Latonia Bowleg of Government
High (4.67) and RM Bailey's
Shantal Flowers (4.61).
However, Knowles said she
was a little bit tired after run-
ning the 400, so she did not per-
form as well as she anticipated.
CR Walker's Ashley Hanna
improved on her second place
last year as she won the senior
girls' quarter-mile in 58.50. Her
team-mate, Keithra Richards
was second in 1:00.93 and
Taneil Poitier of RM Bailey got
third in 1:01.07.
"It was a good race because I
knew all of my competitors
were in the back of me, so I had
to run fast in order for them not

SDUORRIS Johnson's Dentri Moss wins the 100Um

to beat me," Hanna stressed. "I
just did what I had to do."
The 16-year-old 12th grader
also won the triple jump with a
leap of 10.67 on her last
attempt. She admitted that she
was not expecting to win
because it was the speciality of
her team-mate Keithra
Richards, who was second with
10.37. Rashanda Davis of Doris
Johnson was third with 10.22.
CR Walker's Aldrin Wood-
side won the senior boys' 400
in 51.55. CV Bethel's Alfred
Joseph got second in 51.93 and
Levar Boyd of Doris Johnson
was third in 53.70.
"My performance was good,
but I know I could do a little
better than that," he stressed.

"My coach told me to take it
out, stride on the back stretch
and when I reach the 150, kick it
out. I did that."
The 16-year-old 11th grader
said he knows he can run a lot
faster than he did.
Also on the track, 15 year-
old 10th grader Crashad Bur-
rows of Doris Johnson used his
height to take advantage of the
rest of the field to win the inter-
mediate boys' 1,500m in a time
of 4:32.65.
"I just went out there and did
what mN coach told me to do -
keep my head high and just
run," said Burrows, who surged
out at the final 300 metres and
was never challenged the rest
of the way. "

CC Sweeting's Michael
Baptiste was second with
4:38.15 and Renaldo Gibson
of CR Walker got third with
Monica Woodside, 16, used
her height as well as she out-
strode her rivals to easily win
.the senior girls' 1,500 in 5:54.71.
Her Government High team-
mate Carmene Oxengenor was
second in 5:57.48 arid CR Walk-
er's Andeka Graham was third
in 6:11.73.
"It wasn't all that tough
because there wasn't any com-
petition," said Woodside, who
took the lead from the first lap
to repeat as champion, although
she won last year in the under-
I7 divisi.'l'[ wasn't surprised."





Tennis action

at Dubai event

* Russia's Mikhail Youzhny reacts after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal during the quarterfinals
of Dubai Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

* SWITZERLAND'S Roger Federer returns M SERBIA'S Novak Djokovic covers his face
the ball to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the with his shirt after he missed a ball in a match
quarter finals of Dubai Tennis Championship in against Switzerland's Roger Federer during the

* SPAIN'S Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Russia's Mikhail Youzhny during the quarterfinals of
Dubai Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday quarter finals of Dubai Tennis Championship in
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Women compete at

WTA Qatar Total Open

* DANIELA Hantuchova of
Slovakia returns the ball to
Martina Hingis of Switzerland,
during their quarter final
match of the WTA Qatar
Total Open 2007 at Khalifa
Tennis Complex in Doha,
Qatar, Wednesday, March 1,
2007. Hantuchova won the
match 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
(AI PPhoto/Shajahan)

* JUSTINE Henin of Belgium returns the ball to Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, during their
quarter final match of the WTA Qatar Total Open 2007 at Khalifa Tennis Complex in Doha,
Qatar on Thursday
(AP Photo/Shajahan)

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