The Tribune.
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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 3/29/2007
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US Ambassador: no improvement
at Lynden Pindling Airport in
the past two and a half years

Tribune Staff Reporter
THERE has been no improve-
ment in the security at the Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port (LPIA) in the past two and
a half years, US Ambassador
John Rood told the media yes-
Addressing the media after his
farewell luncheon at the British
Colonial Hilton yesterday,
.Ambassador Rood said that it is
imperarrve rn.t the Bahamian
government appoints "individu-
als who will be given the author-
ity and be held accountable for
the security at the airport."
With security standards at an
unsatisfactory level, the ambas-
sador said, the US will not be
able to introduce pre-clearance
for private aircraft as was
planned at this time.

"I wish the security at the air-
port would not be where it is
right now. I wish it was better, I
wish we would have seen
improvements in the past two
and a half years and quite hon-
estly we have not seen any
improvements, but government
right now is very serious about
it," he said.
The ambassador said that he is
also encouraged by the work.of
the new task force appointed by
the Ministry of Aviation and
Transport to address security
issues at the airport.
"I'm hopeful it will be contin-
ued and followed through," he
Ambassador Rood said he
believes that the handover of the
management of the airport to
Vancouver Airport Services

SEE page 10

M WALTER CHRISTEN from Central Bank of the Bahamas laughs with US Ambas-
sador John Rood yesterday at a joint meeting between Rotary and Chamber of Commerce at
the British Colonial Hilton.

(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

More claims of corruption

at Ministry of Housing
Tribune Staff Reporter
FURTHER claims of corrupt practices within the Ministry of Housing
emerged yesterday as a ministry insider blew the whistle on certain offi-
cials who he alleged were using government land for their own private
commercial enterprises.
According to the source, a two-storey commercial building, almost
completed, at the entrance to the Jubilee Gardens III housing subdivision
stands on land that was zoned as "green space" for use by residents.
This structure on Gladstone Road has been brought to the attention of
the area's MP, Leslie Miller, by residents who are unhappy that a com-
mercial property has been erected in a residential area, and on land that
was supposed to have been left for their enjoyment.
The source alleged that the building of such a structure in this area could
not have gone ahead without approval given by authorities high within the
SEE page 11

Alleged smear campaign against

managing editor of The Tribune

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migrants' deaths
Tribune Staff Reporter
Rood declared yesterday that the
lack of public outrage at the death
of 10 Haitian migrants who
were forced off a boat and left to
drown is "extremely embar-
"I cannot believe that 10
Haitians were basically thrown
out of a boat and drowned and
there hasn't been outrage.
"Can you imagine if 10 Amer-
icans were pushed off a boat and
drowned, what the response
would be? And that's embarrass-
ing because an American is no
different than a Haitian," Ambas-
sador Rood told the media yes-
terday at luncheon at the British
Colonial Hilton.
SEE page 11
THE front page story and
headline 'Last scheduled Vir-
gin Atlantic flight arrives' in
Tuesday's Tribune was incor-
rect. The last Virgin Atlantic
flight will arrive in Nassau on
April 16. We apologise for the

POLICE are investigating a
plot to smear The Tribune's
managing editor with comput-
er-generated gay sex images.
The conspiracy is part of a
campaign to discredit veteran
journalist John Marquis
because of his hard-hitting
attacks on the PLP govern-
ment and his role in bringing
down immigration minister
Shane Gibson.
The plot came to light after
the leader of a demonstration
outside The Tribune's office

said earlier this week that he
had compromising pho-
tographs from the editor's past.
Last night, Mr Marquis
laughed off the plot. "I once
had a lady friend who said I
could walk around in a ball-
gown and still not be mistaken
for a fairy," he said.
"However, it does show the
Bahamian people what they're
up against. We know who the
conspirators are and police
SEE page three

AFTER months of delay, the much anticipated handover of the
Lynden Pindling International Airport is scheduled to be finalised
at the end of the week, The Tribune has learned.
The contract signing for the handover of the management of the
problem-riddled airport to Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS)
is expected to take place this Friday.

Air traffic into the Bahamas 'has
decreased by almost nine per cent'

Tribune Staff Reporter
AIR traffic into the Bahamas
has decreased by almost nine per
cent since last June, US Ambas-
sador John Rood disclosed yes-

Speaking with members of the
press yesterday at a luncheon of
the Chamber of Commerce,
Ambassador Rood said that US
Customs statistics show that there
SEE page 10

PLP chairman
'shocked' at
lack of Tribune
coverage of party
Tribune Staff Reporter
PLP chairman Raynard Rig-
by expressed "shock and grave
disappointment" at the lack of
coverage of the PLP's public
announcement of its slate of
candidates in yesterday's Tri-
bune despite the matter being
reported in detail in Monday's
: Mr Rigby described The Tri-
bune's decision to not cover the
event a second time it was the
front page lead on Monday -
as a blatant abuse of "journal-
istic professionalism" and
showed a "bias" against the
However, senior PLPs have
repeatedly been made aware of
the fact that for technical rea-
sons, The Tribune closes its
main section at 8 o'clock every
night to have it ready for the
press. Unlike their counterparts
in the FNM, the governing par-
ty's information officers have
repeatedly failed to get infor-
mation to journalists in the run-
up to events that are held in the
In fact, several senior PLP
officials have admitted that the
party's public relations opera-
tion is a shambles.
The Tribune's news editor
Paco Nufiez said yesterday:
"The PLP knows that if it wants
information published in a time-
ly manner it must make that
SEE page 10

WHO recommends
circumcision in
strategies against HIV
THE World Health Organisa-
tion has recommended that male
circumcision be included into
national prevention strategies
against HIV transmission.
WHO released this policy
statement as a result of com-
pelling scientific evidence that
indicates the risk of heterosexu-
ally acquired HIV infections in
men is diminished by up to 60 per
cent when men are circumcised.
Dr Kevin de Cock, Director,
HIV/AIDS Department in WHO
SEE page 11

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istie formally announces

LP election candidates

PERRY Chri tie unveiled
the party's 39 cai didates Tues-
day night to a rau -ous crowd of
supporters, in a 1 id to lead his
party to a second consecutive
term in office.
Mr Christie i formed his
candidates that tl ough service
to the country, t ley could be
agents of fourth r social and
economic transfo mation of the
"If you do you job well, you
will have the pric 'less satisfac-
tion of knowing hat you have
played an impo tant part in
helping to create for our peo-
ple, a more prosp -rous, a more
peaceful, a more secure and a
happier place in vhich to live.
That is what we re in this for.
Not for person al profit or
enrichment, not f r vain or self-
ish ambition, but ather to be at
once a listening e r and a fear-
less voice for the people."
The prime mini ter also com-
mended current LP MPs who
are not seeking r -election, for
their service to t e party.
He gave speci, commenda-
tion to Bradley R >berts, who is
retiring from fron -line politics;
Agatha Marcelle who did not
seek re-nominat n; and Sid-

PM confirms list published

by The Tribune on Monday

ney Stubbs, who was denied a
nomination by the party.
Mr Christie referred to Mr
Stubbs as a "team player" for
the manner in which he con-
ducted himself in regard to not
receiving a nomination.
Mr Stubbs had acted with a
sense of selflessness, Mr
Christie declared. And he indi-
cated that Mr Stubbs will have
a role in the country in the
The Prime Minister also used
the occasion to publicly list
advancements in the country
during his time in office.
Some of the achievement Mr
Christie listed were a fall in the
unemployment rate from 9.1
per cent in May 2002 to 7.6 per
cent in May 2006; an increase
in the average household
income of over $4,000 per year
from May 2002 to May 2006;
an increase in the country's
external reserves to an all-time
high last year of $668 million;
and a 27 per cent increase in

housing stock between 2003
and 2006, as compared with
1998 to 2001 under the FNM.


Attacking public criticism
regarding the Mayaguana deal
with the I-Group, Mr Christie
said that the island is not now
owned by a private developer.
Rather, he said, the govern-
ment is in a joint venture, in
which it has a 50 per cent inter-
Public allegations had sug-
gested that the government was
considering the sale of over 100
acres of Crown land for a
mega-resort and residential
But the Prime Minister
declared that there is no invest-
ment currently under consid-
eration for eastern Grand
Bahama where large portions
of Crown land will be given
away to foreign developers.

* PRIME Minister Perry Christie stands with Deputy Prime
Minister Cynthia Pratt at the official announcement of the
PLP's candidates for the upcoming election

"The government has not
approved, nor does the gov-
ernment have under consider-
ation, any development pro-
posal for East End, Grand
Bahama that would involve any
kind of land give away. It's all
lies," he said.
Mr Christie added that in
anticipation of the Albany

(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)

development, his government
is acquiring 350 acres of land
from the New Providence
Development Company to
ensure that Bahamians have
access to affordable land.
The PLP will not contest the
Bamboo Town and Long
Island and Ragged Island con-

Uni n demands Senate representation

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE labour movement is
pressing to have i s own repre-
sentative appoint d to the Sen-
John Pinder, t e leader of
the National Con ress of Trade
Unions (NCTU), old The Tri-
bune yesterday t at he would
be sending an offi ial statement
on the matter to oth political
- parties before t e upcoming
general election.
Mr Pinder clai ed that hav-

ing a representative in the Sen-
ate would allow the labour
movement in the Bahamas to
have a voice in the government,
particularly in respect to the
passing of labour-related bills.
According to the Constitu-
tion of the Bahamas, the Sen-
ate (upper house) consists of
16 members appointed by the
Governor-General. Nine of
these senators are selected on
the advice of the Prime Minis-
ter, four on the advice of the
leader of the Opposition, and
three on the advice of the

Prime Minister after consulta-
tion with the leader of the
"I would like one of those
seats to be given to labour,"
Mr Pinder said.
"The NCTU will be writing
to the government advising
them that we would like for
union to have representation
in the Senate on the recom-
mendation of the NCTU, who
is the official voice of labour in
the country."
Mr Pinder added: "Some-
times a Bill is passed in the

House and the only time that
labour can really get its voice
heard is by protesting, but if
we have somebody represent-
ing us at the Senate that per-
son can speak at that level, and
suggest amendments or raise
objections to bills before they
are drafted in a final form."
He said that the NCTU would
be speaking to its members
about the upcoming election.
"That will help us to encour-
age our members on exactly
how to go, because we will cer-
tainly be ,king our members

to question persons on labour
issues when they come for their
support," Pinder said.
Additionally, he said, the
NCTU will be advising its
members on "who best has the
worker's interest at heart."
"It's one thing to say that you
are labour friendly, but you
have to display that," he said.
The National Congress of
Trade Unions is afederation
of unions, including the
Bahamas Public Service Union
and the Bahamas Union of

0 In brief

Water and
accused of
WORKERS at the Water
and Sewage Corporation have
claimed that the company is
abusing them by denying them
the right to become permanent
employees after two to three
years of service.
A source said: "Their con-
tract states that if you are here
over a year automatically you
become full time staff. What
they do to us is, we'll work six
months then they'll send us on a
break for a week."
By forcing the employees -
around 65 of them to "take a
break" every six months, the
source claims, the company is
manipulating the system, ensur-
ing they are able to keep them
on as temporary workers, with
none of the rights of their per-
manent employees, for years at
a time.
The source said this has left
her and her family struggling.
"It's hard, i'm a parent with
three children. I have no help
and it's hard. You can't even
get a car," she said.
"Temporary" employees are
not entitled to sick days often
having their salary cut for taking
time off to attend doctor's
appointments, it is claimed -
cannot join a union, and are
unable to take out loans at the
bank, due to their non-perma-
nent employment status.
"We have no one to speak
for us. We don't have any say
because we aren't in a union,"
'explained the employee.
"If today or tomorrow you
were to get sick in here, we have
no benefits," she said.
Attempts to seek help from
government also came up
against a roadblock.
"I've been to minister, Mr
(Bradley) Roberts, he was like,
'Email me, email me' you
email him and you don't hear
nothing," she said.
Human resources authorities
yesterday said that they were not
able to comment publicly on the
matter. Meanwhile, messages for
Water and Sewage Corporation 7
general manger Godfrey Sher-
man were unreturned.


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0 In brief

Alvin Smith

promises to

run in North


ALVIN Smith assured con-
stituents in North Eleuthera
yesterday that he will be their
FNM candidate in the coming
Mr Smith, the incumbent in
the area, wanted to put to rest
rumours that he may be run-
ning in a New Providence seat.
The idea that he would switch
seats is "nonsensical", Mr Smith
said. "I feel confident in victory
in North Eleuthera."
The MP suggested that ele-
ments close to the PLP may be
responsible for circulating
rumours that he is in trouble in
North Eleuthera and is being
swapped for another candidate.
Mr Smith said that he has
loved and nurtured the people
he represents throughout his
term as their representative.
He also told The Tribune that
he expects all of Eleuthera to
return to the FNM.
Currently, South Eleuthera
is represented by Speaker of the
House Oswald Ingraham, who
defeated then FNM incumbent,
Anthony Miller, by 482 votes
in 2002.
Mr Miller is currently a part
of a vocal group of critics of for-
mer FNM leader, Hubert Ingra-
ham, which includes retiring
independent MP Pierre
Dupuch, Independent MP Ten-
nyson Wells and former FNM
candidate Ashley Cargill.
A source close to the FNM
stated that rumours of trouble for
Mr Smith are exaggerated. The
source suggests that not only will
Mr Smith win, but the FNM will
also recapture South Eleuthera,
five seats in Grand Bahama, both
Abaco seats and Exuma.
If the FNM is returned to
government, Mr Smith is
expected by many to be a mem-
ber of Mr Ingraham's cabinet.

Man faces

charge of

sex with

A 41-YEAR-OLD man was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
yesterday charged with having
sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Douglas Elijah Dean of Oakes
Field was arraigned before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez at
court one in Bank Lane.
It was alleged that Dean com-
mitted the offence sometime in
January, 2007.
Dean was not required to
enter a plea to the charge and
was remanded into custody, as
the prosecution objected to bail
while they determine whether or
not he has a prior court record.
The matter was adjourned to
April 3 and transferred to court



arrested at

Port Lucaya
FREEPORT- More than 20
suspected illegal immigrants
were apprehended on Grand
Bahama by immigration offi-
cials at a resort in Port Lucaya.
James Rolle, deputy director
of immigration in Freeport, con-
firmed that a group of about 22
Brazilian nationals and an
American man who is suspected
of being the facilitator, were
taken into custody on Saturday.
He said it is believed that the
Brazilians arrived in the
Bahamas at various times, and
were being housed at the hotel.
Mr Rolle claimed that the
men told officials they each paid
$15,000 to an American in the
US to get them to the United
States via the Bahamas.
A tip from members of the
public reportedly resulted in the
detention of the immigrants.
Mr Rolle said that private

homes are no longer being used
as safe houses for illegal immi-
"They are now using resorts
and other upscale properties to
house, illegal immigrants and we
will have to continue to be more
vigilant in our efforts to find
illegal immigrants," he said.

Claim Tribune protests were

work of Gibson supporters

TWO demonstrations staged
outside The Tribune were the
work of Shane Gibson sup-
porters from the ex-minister's
own constituency, insiders
claimed yesterday.
The protests were allegedly
organised to intimidate the
newspaper's managing editor,
John Marquis, for publishing
pictures of Mr Gibson on a bed
with Anna Nicole Smith.
"These demonstrations were
staged by Mr Gibson's sup-
porters from Golden Gates
with the ex-minister's knowl-
edge," a source revealed yes-
"It was a direct attempt to
intimidate and embarrass Mr
Marquis for ending Mr Gib-
son's Cabinet career."
Sources said the information
came "right from the heart" of
the demo group itself. It is
understood that Mr Gibson
tried to organise a protest last
month, but without success.
"The idea was to even the
score with the editor," said one
source. "The leader, Ricardo
Smith, even went so far as to
make reference to Mr Mar-
quis's 'ugly face', but I've
always considered him a rather
handsome white man."

* RICARDO Smith, a former
FNM supporter, is now
protesting against John
Marquis for attacks on PLP
The protesters also yelled
abuse about Mr Marquis's con-
troversial INSIGHT articles,
which tackle social, political
and legal issues every Monday.
Media commentators say the
government has suffered mas-
sive damage from INSIGHT's
incisive commentaries, partic-
ularly the withering and damn-
ing 'Aces and Jokers' articles.
Workers Party leader Rod-

ney Moncur, who specialises
in placard protests, said yes-
terday that if Mr Gibson were
behind the demonstration, he
should have the courage to
show his face in front of The
--He is a lowdown political
coward if he is behind this, and
Prime Minister Perry Christie
should stop him trying to halt
free speech," he added.
It is alleged that the protest
was organised by disaffected
ex-FNMs. Both Mr Gibson and
Mr Smith were once in the
opposition pa ty.
"'It seems the worst elements
of the FNM, who have now left
the party, are trying to give the
PLP a bad name," said Mr
Mr Gibson was forced to
stand down as immigration
minister after two photographs
of him with Anna Nicole
appeared in the February 12
edition of The Tribune.
Mr Gibson described the pic-
tures as innocent and has
threatened legal action against
local and international media.
At this week's demonstra-
tion, Ricardo Smith prevented
reporters from speaking to
individual protesters.

One media figure said: "The.
idea was to find out exactly
what it is about Mr Marquis's
writing that they object to. It's
doubtful they even knew what
"The suspicion is that most
of them had never, in fact, read

anything he had written. Most
looked like they might have
trouble with Thomas the Tank
Passers-by who saw the
protest expressed dismay at the
racial tone adopted by Mr

Alleged smear campaign against

managing editor investigated

FROM page one
might like to consider a case
of criminal libel if the plot
goes ahead.
"I understand that certain
PLPs will have no shortage
of gay images to choose from.
But even Photoshop will have
a job matching me up with
some of them."
Informed sources have
revealed that plotters were
working on computer-gener-
ated images with Mi Mar-
quis's face superimposed on
gay orgy participants with
a view to printing posters for
distribution around Nassau.
Earlier this week, demon-
stration leader Ricardo Smith
said he planned to reveal
compromising images of Mr
Marquis from his past. He
also made provocative racial
comments which bystanders
found disturbing.
"We will meet one more
time. The emergency council
will meet tonight and after
they meet, and they say go,
we will release the pictures
unto the nation. And they
will be able to see from the
four corners of the Bahamas,
who John Marquis is and
what John Marquis is," he
Mr Smith made it clear the
move was a reprisal against
Mr Marquis's decision to
publish pictures of former
immigration minister Shane
Gibson on a bed with the late
reality star Anna Nicole
Though Mr Gibson
declared the pictures to be

innocent, he resigned his Cabi-
net post under pressure from
Prime Minister Perry Christie.
Mr Smith said: "And since
John Marquis likes pictures so
much, we got some pictures that
we gone show the public. We
got some pictures that the
Bahamian public have the right
to know and the right to see.
And we got the history of John
Marquis, and we will tell the
people why John Marquis
choose to leave his couniry`fhd
come in the Bahamas arni6gst
black people that he don't like."
Mr Marquis said: "I was won-
dering what Mr Smith was
going to reveal about me that I
didn't know already. My life is
an open book. I have absolute-
ly nothing in my past that I need
And he vowed: "No matter
what Mr Smith and his kind say
and do, The Tribune and its


* JOHN Marquis

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staff will continue its crusade to
tell the truth at all times. Mean-
while, Bahamians need to
decide whether they want goon
squads to call the shots in their
own land."

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Explaining the facts to the PLP

THE TRIBUNE'S banner headline on
Monday announcing the PLP's election
candidates was so large that it appears PLP
chairman Raynard Rigby missed the news
As a result, in today's Tribune he is not
only accusing us of bias, but of a blatant
abuse of "journalistic professionalism" for
not covering his party's public announce-
ment of its candidates.
Mr Rigby alleged because he did not
see coverage of the Tuesday evening event
in Wednesday morning's Tribune that
our reporters ignored his party's Tuesday
night meeting. This is not true. A Tribune
reporter was present and his report is in
today's Tribune.
The PLP's incompetence in handling its
own news events made it impossible for
The Tribune to include a report of the par-
ty's Tuesday night meeting and meet its
press deadlines for Wednesday morning's
edition. It is for that reason that The Tri-
bune decided to jump the gun and
announce the PLP's candidates on Mon-
day morning. Not only did the PLP make
the front page on Monday, but it was given
the lead story under a bapWer hpadline.
What more does the man want?
Our treatment of the PLPannounce-
ment, far from showing bias for any one
party, demonstrated the k6dhiss bfs, our
young reporters to be first with the news -
even PLP news.
What Mr Rigby fails to understand is
that to get its newspaper on the road by
Sam, The Tribune operates on very rigid
deadlines. This is how every professional
newspaper functions.
Maybe we can one day chisel that big
inferiority complex off Mr Rigby's shoul-
ders if he would come in and sit with our
news editor and senior reporter both
Bahamian and learn a few basic rules
about a newspaper's operation and how
one submits press releases to meet dead-
Because The Tribune can, and does
report FNM events from the evening before
in the next morning's paper, the PLP thinks
that we are practising discrimination when
we fail to do the same for them.
And so, instead of some self-examination
to discover why his party is not getting
immediate coverage, Mr Rigby leans on

his old crutch "The Tribune is biased
against the PLP," he says. The only bias
The Tribune has is against inefficiency. It
will not have this newspaper miss its dead-
lines because of someone else's incompe-
tence even if that incompetence is in
the governing party. It holds everyone to
the same deadlines.
The Tribune can never depend upon a
PLP function to take place as announced.
For example, according to our information,
the party's announcement of candidates
was expected to be held last week. At the
last minute we were told that it had been
postponed because changes still had to be
made. As a result there can be no forward
planning in our office to accommodate their
events either we don't know about them
in sufficient time, or they are changed at the
eleventh hour.
But how does the FNM get next day cov-
erage and not the PLP? Simple. The FNM
understands our deadlines and meets them.
These deadlines have been explained to
the PLP public relations officers, but they
don't meet them.
For example, if Tuesday night's meeting
had been an FNM, and not a PLP func-
S, The Tribune would have had in its pos-
session early Tuesday afternoon, the
announcement of candidates, the Prime
Minister's speech and a copy of any other
speech that might have been delivered that
night all embargoed for publication after
This copy would have been written up
before any of the speeches were delivered
with a reporter at the function monitoring
the speeches and keeping in touch with the
But if our reporters start drifting back
into our office after 10pm to start writing
for a deadline that should have been met at
8pm, then there is no way they can make
the next morning's publication.
And that, Mr Rigby, is what happens to
the coverage of PLP functions. And it is
the reason that your party's official event
on Tuesday night is only published in
today's edition, and not yesterday morn-
ing's edition.
And so, Mr Rigby, it is not Tribune
"bias," but PLP incompetence that cheats
you of your early coverage.

EDITOR, The Tribune
LISTENING to the nonsense
which was being articulated by
Algernon SPB Allen, a former
minister in the enlightened
Ingraham administration and
Leader of Government Business
in the House of Assembly for
the FNM for almost 10 years, I
was taken aback and deeply
Had it not been for the suf-
ferance of Mr Ingraham, Bulgie,
God bless his restless soul, would
never have been elevated to cab-
inet in the Bahamas. Mr Ingra-
ham made it possible for him to
serve the nation in several capac-
ities which he could not have
achieved on his own.
Despite many negative innu-
endoes and bogus accusations
against him, Allen was given the
strong grip of the lion's paw by
Mr Ingraham. Allen has long
boasted how it was he, inter alia,
who persuaded Mr Ingraham to
seek the leadership of the then
"hopeless" and "lost" Free
National Movement. Prior to the
advent of Hubert Ingraham, the
FNM was on a long road to
nowhere. The rest is history.
Allen was privileged to sit at
Ingraham's cabinet table and
take part in making crucial deci-
sions for The Bahamas and her
people. At B$100,000-odd per
year, as a cabinet minister,
Bulgie should have taken home
or banked close to a million dol-
lars during his almost one
decade of service in cabinet.
He was given a public plat-
form on which to preen and pos-
ture, while running on about
"the precious pearls" and "the
little darlings". Since he was sent
home by the then Prime Minis-
ter, for cause, I am sure, he has
been like a one-man demolition
crew seeking to dismantle the
political legacy and foundation
of this great leader.

EDITOR, The Tribune
I LOVE your weekly feature
"In days gone by", but I am con-
stantly disappointed by it; on
numerous occasions I have been
inclined to point out blatant
errors; each time, I have decided
not to. However, this morning I
will. A few that I recall:
You had a feature on the
Lucayan Chorale there was a
picture of Irving Burgie, an
American of Barbadian descent,
and composer of the Barbadian
National anthem; you identified
him as Bahamian tenor Glad-

It does not matter, however,
that he has had to literally suck
up to the defunct PLP and the
same leader whom he used to
mercilessly cuss out and lam-
baste. After donating a few dol-
lars to the Farm Road March-
ing Band, it now appears that
Bulgie is now creased right up
with Christie and Company.
Bernard Nottage is also right
there, sitting pretty; smiling like
the proverbial Cheshire cat and
eating his lamb chops.
Why am I not surprised? It
has long been said that: "Birds of
a feather, flock together."
Messrs Christie; Nottage and
Allen have, finally, demonstrat-
ed to the people of The
Bahamas the stuff of which they
are made. Talk about trust? Ask
C B Moss, a long time nemesis
of Bulgie. You can also ask Sid-
ney Stubbs, if you are able to
find him.
Mr Christie, on a public plat-
form, stated that there were
"hidden forces" that manipulat-
ed the return to front line poli-
tics of the Rt Hon Hubert A
Ingraham, MP, PC. Mind you,
as usual he skirted around the
issue and said no more. Well,
dear friends, and countrymen,
at least Ingraham did not 'swim'
through anything to get back in
the saddle, unlike so many of
our homegrown politicos.
Like a Roman general of old,
Hubert was recalled by an
endangered nation to come out
of retirement, one more time,
for the good of the nation. No
more, no less. Ingratitude and
shame are two adjectives which
are not commonly known and
observed in The Bahamas.
When I heard Bulgie, waxing

stone Adderley.
In a feature on Sir Sidney
Poitier, you stated that his birth-
place was Cat Island. In every
biography I have ever read,
including Sir Sidney's autobiog-
raphy, it is stated that he was
born in Miami to Bahamian par-
In the same feature, you stat-
ed that he won the Oscar for
Lilies of the Field in 1968. In
1963 at the age of 10 I1 knew lit-
tle of the film industry. My
interest was piqued in 1963
when it was announced that a
Black Bahamian had won the

haltingly, on an edition of 'Issues'
of the Day' with Wendal Jones
the other day, about the charac-'
ter of Mr Ingraham and whetherJ '
or not he could "trust" him, I 'Ic
almost burst out laughing. "t
Bulgie and I go way back and
he knows me, the way I know
him, especially when we were','
both in private practice. If any- ').1J
one attempts to besmirch thei'l1
integrity of my beloved leader,
Mr Ingraham, they will have to
get past Ortland H Bodie Jr'
first. t
This is a challenge which I.,
hereby throw out to all and ,,ou
sundry. I am not one of those, -.L-
elusive "hidden forces" which )'
Mr Christie alluded to, but I,';.)
assure you, Editor, that the pot !'
should not, under any circum-:-)/\
stances, call the kettle black. A
word to the wise is sufficient.
Bulgie, apparently, along with .
Messrs Tennyson RG Wells and,
Pierre Dupuch is on a "mission" '
for Christie and the defunct., ,
PLP. If they are, they will not'
succeed. They appear to bet
motivated by two things: a fanat-
ical hatred for Ingraham and,
apparently a burning desire to ". q
rub shoulders with the powers
that appear to be.
I refer now to the great play-.,,
wright, Shakespeare: "This was, '
the most unkindest cut of all; for
when the noble Caesar saw him ,
stab, ingratitude, more strong ,,
than traitors' arms, quite van-'"
quished him, then burst his 'L
mighty heart....." ( Julius Cae-
sar, 111, 2)
This is how I am constrained,'i
to describe Allen's tirade on the
talk show. He cannot, however, 1*
do anything to my leader than he
has not already attempted, with','d
great failure. To God then, in'-"'
all of these things, be the gljory60.1 !
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Four are
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FOUR people, each
accused of stealing several
hundred dollars by reason of
employment from a Burger
King restaurant, were
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday.
Anastacia Greenslade, 21,
of Pinewood Gardens;
Joshua Scriven, 19; Nikita
Smith of Marshall Road; and
Krista Hinsey were arraigned
before Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez at court one
in Bank Lane.
Together, the four are
accused of stealing $5,500
from the Burger King just off
the Tonique Williams Dar-
ling Highway.
They all pleaded not guilty
to the charges.
Smith was granted bail in
the sum of $1,500, Hinsey
was granted bail in the sum
of $4,500, Scriven was grant-
ed bail in the sum of $2,000.
Police bail continues for
The case was adjourned to
April 5.

Man denies
charge of
A 27-YEAR-OLD man
has pleaded not guilty to the
possession of two pounds of
marijuana with the intent to
It is alleged that Juarez
Llewellyn Wilson of Duncan
Town, Ragged Island was
found on Saturday March 24,
in possession of a quantity of
marijuana which authorities
believed he intended to sup-
ply to another.
Wilson, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Renee
McKay at court six on Par-
liament Street on Tuesday,
was granted bail in the sum
of $10,000 ..
The matter was adjourned
to March 30.

final address in House

Tribune Staff Reporter
Dupuch thanked his wife and
family as he made his final
address before the House of
Assembly yesterday.
Mr Dupuch said that following
his announcement that he was not
seeking re-election, he was asked
by a host of persons from across
the length and breath of the
Bahamas to reconsider.
While this was "tremendous for
my ego". Mr Dupuch said. to go
back on his word would not have
sat well with his conscience.
"I can't understand for the life
of me, how a man can sit in front
of his son and say 'Son, it is not
good to smoke, and blow smoke
in his face'. I don't understand
how we can make promises in this
House of Assembly about
leaving, or anything, and
break them ..
Mr Dupuch said the most
important role that MPs play is to
teach the public the difference
between right and wrong.
The MP also thanked Prime

Pierre Dupuch

Minister Perry Christie for bring-
ing respect back to the leadership
of the Bahamas, and for affording
him the opportunity to say his
good-bye to the House.
Bringing his commendable
career in front-line politics to an
end. Mr Dupuch thanked a host
of persons and fought back tears
as he began to speak of his wife
and family.

"I married her when I was 19,
and since then she has been draw-
ing maps and putting names in a
computer since then.
"And I am sure that she will
be happy when I come home. All
parliamentarians must agree with
me that probably one of the most
difficult parts of this job, if you
are conscious about it, is that
you don't see much of your fam-
"I also want to thank the peo-
ple of the islands. Over the past
25 years I think that I have met
just about everybody here and
crossed every inch of the island.
And I can say this without any
fear that the people of the islands
are some of the finest in the
Mr Dupuch said that he leaves
the House of Assembly knowing
that he has done his best. He
thanked the men and women who
worked with him through his
He also thanked fellow inde-
pendent Tennyson Wells, who
"refused to leave the kitchen
when it was hot and let me tell.
you it has been hot."

T77E TRIBUNE has learned of several adjust-
ments to the FNM slate of candidates ahead of
the official announcement today.
Dr Hubert Minnis will be contesting the new
Killarney constituency, Kendal Wright will be con-
testing Clifton and Charles Maynard will move to
Golden Isles, according to well placed sources.
The move of Dr Minnis will keep in tact the
competition that was to occur between himself and
Neville Wisdom in the now eliminated Delaporte
The move to reconfigure the former western
constituency into two seats was seen by many com-
mentators as an effort to shore up the chances of Mr
Wisdom, who has weathered several controver-
sies during his time in office.
The junkanoo bleacher scandal early in his term,
accompanied by numerous complaints surrounding
practices at the Ministry of Housing, have, in the
minds of some, wounded his public image.

In the 2002 election, Mr Wisdom defeated the
FNM incumbent in Delaporte, Floyd Watkins, by
347 votes.
A source close to the FNM stated that the party
is confident of gaining an overall seat total in the
mid-20 s breaking through in New Providence and
regaining five out of the six Grand Bahama seats.
These realignments come in addition to the
change of Brent Symonette to St Anne's and Loret-
ta Butler-Turner to Montagu.
The changes in the east follow the PLP's elimi-
nation of the St Margarets constituency, where Ms
Butler Turner ran in the last election. This move,
and the creation of the St Anne's seat, is viewed by
some as an effort to unseat Mr Symonette.
Despite the major difference in seat total
between the two major parties in the 2002 elec-
tion the PLP won 29 seats and the FNM seven -
the overall igi' in vote difference was less severe.
The PLP'gained 66,897 votes, while the
FNM received 52,803 votes a difference of 14,094

A 22-YEAR-OLD man
died Friday evening after
being shot in the upper body.
Police have not yet classi-
fied the incident as a homi-
cide, according to ASP Wal-
ter Evans, however a 21-
year-old man has been taken
into custody in connection
with the incident.
Police are still investigat-
ing the matter and had few
details to release yesterday.
It was confirmed that the
incident took place shortly
after 5pm on Tuesday in the
area of Bellot Road off Faith
Avenue North.
Police say that two men
were at a home in that area
when a handgun was dis-
The victim reportedly
received gunshot wounds to
the upper body and another
man was wounded in the
Both men'were taken to
hospital where the 22-year-
old man died a short time lat-
Investigations into the
incident continue.

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Members of the House of
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country or not at his post.
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Pratt also assured members of
the Defence Force that promo-
tions are coming soon.
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she stated. "Hopefully, next
week we shall have them."
Fred Mitchell, Minister of
Foreign Affairs and the Public
Service, said the bill was includ-
ed in the recommendations
made by a panel of consultants
hired to review the Defence
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Marcelle, who seconded the bill,
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s4said, although it was not
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would try to meet ailing
leader Fidel Castro, accord-
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island April 2-3, the Foreign
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s'2 aid the schedule for the vis-
'lit was not yet finalised.

Foulkes pledges employment

opportunities in Mayaguana

Chief Reporter
THE employment practices
and labour relations at the
Mayaguana Development Com-
pany will change if the FNM is
elected government, FNM can-
didate for MICAL Dion
Foulkes told a meeting in
Opportunities at the company
and on the island will be avail-
able to all Mayaguanians first
- not just PLPs or FNMs, he
"We must all get a fair deal
and the opportunity to partici-
pate fully in the development of
their island. We welcome for-
eign investors to our country,
but my party believes that it is
for us as Bahamians to play the
major role in the development of
our country," Mr Foulkes said.
While he said that an FNM
government will honour the
legal commitments of the cur-
rent government, it expects that
the developer of the project, .the
I-Group, will honour its com-
mitments and collaborate in ful-
filling the new government's
vision for Mayaguana.
"That is why it is our inten-
tion, when we become the gov-
ernment, to empower and assist
more people like you to expand
on what you have done here. I
have a vision for Mayaguana.
You have a vision for Mayagua-
na. Together, we will plan for
the orderly development of this
beautiful island," Mr Foulkes
He said that it is his intention
to engage in dialogue with the I-
Group to ascertain where
Mayaguana is heading.
"We must have more
Bahamians working for the I-
Group and making more mon-
ey. Wages are far too low," Mr
Foulkes said.
There are around 80 persons
employed at the I-Group.
About 65 per cent are foreign
"While we have no problem
allowing people to come into
the country to do work that
Bahamians cannot do, we can-

not allow non-Bahamians to
take jobs for which Bahamians
are qualified,".the FNM hopeful
The former minister also
claimed that one of the I-Group
managers who lives in Nassau
has illegally registered to vote in
"I want him off the Mayagua-
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votes of Vernon Symonette, his
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T HE answer to this
question will deter-
mine the next general election
If the majority of voting
Bahamians are happier today
than they were when they last
went to the polls, then chances
are they will stay the course and
keep the present administra-
tion in office, particularly if they
give credit to that administra-
tion for making them happier.
If the opposite is true, then
they will change course and
Prime Minister Perry Christie
and his crew will be gone.
To be sure, there are diehard
PLPs who would be happier
now than before May 2, 2002,
simply because their party is in
power. Even if the country
were going to hell, many of
them would still be happy.
Similarly, there are diehard
FNMs who will not be happier
now because their party is not
in power; even if the country
were being transformed into
However, on both sides of
the political divide, but in par-
ticular in between those
divides, there are many people
who can objectively assess
things and say what they
believe to be the situation.
Their opinions collectively will
determine the government in
just a little while.

It is clear today that the
country's "happy index"
has no clear reading for the
governing party. It simply is
not a foregone conclusion that
people in the mean feel better
off or happier now than they
were prior to the change of
administration in 2002.
This is why the governing
party is spending huge sums of
money on public relations; they
are trying to make opinion.
They are literally trying to con-
vince Bahamians that they are
happier or should be happier.
Of course, the opposition is
also running a public relations
campaign, For the most part,
however, it seems to be identi-
fying with the fact that the
nation's ifappy index does not

appear to be high. This is not
Prime Minister Tony Blair
once told his party's conven-
tion something to the effect
that it is the responsibility of
the opposition to identify with
the pains of citizens and offer
proposals to relieve the same.
While public relations cam-
paigns do have an impact on
the opinions of others, most
marketing experts will confirm'
that once people's minds about
a product have been made up,
you have hell to change it.

t's like putting a spoon
full of sour rice in your
mouth and having the cook
spend thousands of dollars in
radio, print and television ads

While public
relations campaigns
do have an impact
on the opinions of
others, most
marketing experts
will confirm that
once people's
minds about a
product have been
made up, you have
hell to change it.

trying to convince you that the
second spoon full will be better.
He will likely fail. In fact, he
would be lucky to get you eat-
ing any rice from him again.
You see, product experience
wins out over public relations
almost every time.
So the question for the
Bahamian electorate is: How
happy are you? Are you hap-
pier today than you were five
years ago? If so, do you
attribute that happier state to
the government's perfor-
mance? If not, do you attribute
that to the government's per-
formance? For example, the
government says that "Bahami-
ans are happier as over 3,000

homes were built in the last
four years."
Is that true? Will the thou-
sands of Bahamians who do
not own their own homes think
so? Will those who own their
homes but face possible fore-
closure think so? Will those
who still suffer damage from
hurricanes think so? Will those
who live in some of the shoddy
government homes think so?
When the government says
"Bahamians are happier" is it
speaking for all of us?
I know that this country has
no scientific happiness index
today. However, the informal
index can be gauged by speak-
ing with family, friends and
neighbours. If that index is any
indication of things, I know
why the government has ratch-
eted up its public relations cam-
paign; there are simply too
many people who do not share
the happiness report it seeks
to give.

A s an insider in the
political arena, I am
challenged every day to avoid
the gamesmanship of politics.
The ultimate proof of success-
ful politicking is the positive
experience of the population
from the results of one's poli-
If the laws, policies and pro-
grammes of the government
have positively impacted the
masses of citizens in the coun-
try, then they will be the gov-
ernment's most potent public
relations tool.
Rather than spend thou-
sands upon thousands of dol-
lars in radio and print ads to
convince the population that
things are so much better, the
government would benefit
from the most powerful mar-
keting machinery in the world,
word-of-mouth, if its perfor-
mance has been stellar to the
Even if its opponents seek
to distort that performance, the
masses whose experience con-,
tradicts what those opponents
are saying will condemn them

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the people of the Bahamas now?

as being untruthful.
It's like the man who was
once asked by an atheist how
he knew that God was real.
.The man took out a tangerine
from his lunch bag, peeled it
and put a plug in his mouth.
He then turned to the atheist
and asked, is the tangerine I
am eating sweet or sour? The
atheist replied that he did not
know because he did not taste
it. The old man replied that the
orange was sweet because he

It should be
the aim of the
establishment to so
lead as to inspire a
confidence that
need not boast of
itself but is its own
self-evident reality.
This day would be a
glorious day for our
people and our

was tasting it and in the same
way he knew that the Lord was
real because was experiencing
At that point the old man
shouted the psalm, "0 taste
and see the Lord is good!"
This is the kind of testimony
that the masses have when the
efforts of their government
bring popular benefits to

t is this testimony for
which all political per-



sonalities and organizations
should strive. It should be the
aim of the political establish-
ment not simply to get one up
on the other despite the expe-
riences of the masses. Rather, it
should be the aim of the polit-
ical establishment to wow the
population with laws, policies

and programmes that tangibly
delight them.
It should be the aim of the
establishment to so lead as to
inspire a confidence that need
not boast of itself but is its own
self-evident reality. This day
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that my children's future will
only be secured by voting for
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providence of God, the good

graces of strong families, the
virtues of industry and the b'n-
efits of a peaceful nation.
A good government would
be a help in all this but no vote
for a political party can seenir it.
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FROM page one
has been a steady decrease in
traffic to the Lynden Pindling
International Airport (LPIA).
However, Ambassador Rood
said that this decrease in traffic
to the airport does not neces-
sarily reflect a trend in the
tourism industry, as the statistics
do not include cruise ship pas-
sengers or tourists arriving on.
private vessels.
Ministry of Tourism officials
yesterday could not confirm this
decrease in air traffic, stating
that they have not yet "finalised
the numbers for 2006."
On Wednesday The Tribune
reported that hotel occupancy
levels have dropped for the first
quarter of 2007.
The Bahamas Hotel Associa-
tion (BHA) said that the West-
ern Hemisphere Travel Initia-
tive (WHTI), which came into
effect on January 23, has been a
factor in this drop and that there
could be a considerable decline
in tourism business during the
coming summer months.

Ambassador Rood, however,
pointed out that the US has
been observing a decrease in air
traffic months before the WHTI
ever came into effect.
While he conceded that the
WHTI may be a "small compo-
nent" in this drop in occupancy
levels, the ambassador said that
there are many other factors
which could be contributing to a
decrease of visitors.
"There is something going on
from last June that caused air
traffic to drop, part of it is that
the Cable Beach hotel rooms
have declined," he said.
Ambassador Rood said that a
huge number of hotel rooms
opening in Cancun also could
have had an impact on the num-
bers, adding that the Bahamas
will see a further drop on occu-
pancy levels now that Virgin
Atlantic has suspended its ser-
vice to Nassau.
The ambassador said that it is
important that the Bahamas
concentrate on improving the
entire tourism product, includ-
ing the quality of service and
the conditions at the airport.

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coverage of party

FROM page one
information available in a time-
ly manner. The opposition and
even independent candidates
seem able to understand this
and act accordingly.
"When an organised politi-
cal party holds an event it
wants covered after a partic-
ular newspaper goes to press,
it distributes embargoed
information to that newspa-
per earlier in the day.
"But as PLP officers have
repeatedly admitted to us, the
party's PR operation can be
described as amateur at best,
completely incompetent at
"Indeed, so notorious is the
PLP's disorganisation that
The Tribune decided to pre-
empt Tuesday night's event
by printing the party's slate a
day early in a headline story.
"Having said that, it should
be pointed out that it is not
the responsibility of a news
organisation to take up the
slack for any political party,"
Mr Nunez said.
Mr Rigby's statement con-
tinued: "As a young Bahami-
an who loves the Bahamas
this is not what I would
expect to see in our democ-
racy," Mr Rigby said.
"It is always important for
newspapers to be fair and
unbiased in its reporting. The
Tribune has shown its hands
again and is obviously con-
tent on being the propagan-
da machinery for the FNM."
"The responsibility of the
media is to present informa-
tion to the public and allow
them to make choices based
on the facts., The Tribune's
abuse of its role as a media
house in the Bahamas implies
that they do not have confi-
dence in the citizens of the
Bahamas to review all of the
issues and make decisions
which are best for their coun-

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QUARTERS 2005-2007
ITEM UNIT 2005 2006 2007
1st 1st 1st
Quarter Quarter Quarter
Onions 3 lb 1.72 1.84 2.48
Oranges 4lb 4.87 5.10 6.55
Limes/Lemons Each 0.33 0.44 0.42
Lettuce Each 2.03 2.03 237
Fresh & Frozen Ilb 4.03 4.34 4.76
Elementary Per 68242 686.00 686.00
Tuition Term
SHigh School Per 945.00 945.00 982.50
Tuition Term
Women's Coats, Each 204.25 212.20 219.77
Suits, Jackets &

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three pound bag of onions was recorded. During the first
quarter of 2006, the average price for onions increased
6.98% compared to the first quarter of 2005; between the
first quarters of 2006 and 2007, the average price soared

During the first quarter of 2005 and 2007, women's coats,
suits, jackets and dresses showed slight increases. Between
the first quarters of 2005 to 2006, prices rose 3.89% and
a 3.57% increase was noted for 2006 and 2007.

Interestingly, no significant changes were recorded in the
average cost of elementary tuition per term. However,
High School Tuition (per term) climbed 3.97% between
the first quarters of 2006 and 2007

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FRIOM page one
ministry hierarchy.
Attempts to obtain a copy of the
subdivision plan yesterday were
unsuccessful as the Department of
Lands and Surveys could not find
the plan in their archives, and had no
record of who had the plan in their
The Ministry of Works' Subdivi-
sion section was recommended by
Lands and Surveys as another enti-
ty that would hold a copy of the
However, the official recom-
mended by the receptionist at that
department as able to speak on the
matter was unavailable.
Yesterday's claims come in the
-. wake of a barrage of allegations
made by dissatisfied owners of low-
cost government housing about their
. new homes.
Residents primarily from Pride
Estates, Excellence Estates and Dig-
nity Gardens subdivisions have
come to The Tribune in the last six
months complaining of low quality
materials and incomplete or shoddy
construction and finishing work.
An earlier investigation saw sev-
eral contractors allege that certain
unscrupulous Ministry of Housing
officials were extracting bribes from
contractors, allowing some to get
' away with sub-standard work, or
forcing other well intentioned con-
tractors to lose funds that were set
out to be invested in the construc-
tion of their projects.
Several contractors claimed that
they were forced to cut corners dur-
ing construction because of the
heavy toll these illicit payments exact
sometimes to the tune of $5,000
per house.
In November, Minister of Hous-
ing Neville Wisdom called for the
police to launch an investigation into
these complaints of corruption.
Police have yet to report back on
their findings, but are known to be
following a number of leads.
Meanwhile, Mr Wisdom has
offered other reasons for the sub-
Sstandard work, claiming that some
contractors were simply opting not
to do the work that they had been
' contracted to carry out.
fc In February he stated that any
homeowners suffering problems
with their homes should bring their
complaints directly to him, and
should,expect to see results in short
Attempts to contact several senior
housing officials yesterday for com-
ment were unsuccessful.


" FROM page one
The anbassador said it is inhu-
mane how some boafs are being
overcrowded with illegal
I migrants.
"We have a huge problem of
migrant smuggling, drug smug-
gling, weapons smuggling and in
some cases, overloading these
boatsand it's like slavery.
"It's packing these boats with
people and they think they are
going to die," he said.
SAmbassador Rood said that
with the world commemorating
the 200th anniversary of the Abo-
lition of the transatlantic slave
Trade at this time, it is especially
important to "get tough with this
Two weeks ago 10 Haitian
migrants drowned in the waters
Soff Exuma when the captain of
the boat which had brought them
to the Bahamas ordered them to
swim ashore, Haitian Ambas-
sador Louis Joseph reported.
t Ambassador Joseph said that
the vessel was travelling from
Port-de-Paix, Haiti to the
Bahamas and was carrying more
Than 30 people.
Of the 30 illegal migrants, only
17 Haitian men reached the Exu-
ma shore.
SThe drowning victims nine
men and one woman were
f found floating in nearby waters
Sa day later.
SAmbassador Rood said yester-
Sday that the US Coast Guard was
. never contacted to assist in find-
, ing the boat captain in order to
Charge him in connection with the
< deaths of the migrants.
"It is unbelievable to me," he
SThe ambassador said that the
' US, together with the Bahamas
Sand the Turks and Caicos, must
Find a way to identify Haitian
sloops "for the good of all law
^ enforcement officials."
I "We have to identify these
* boats, make sure they clear Cus-
. toms, find out who is on these
Boats, who the captains are,
Whether we decide to fingerprint,
take pictures, whatever and then
if we pick up that boat on the way
South of the country and it came in

with 12 and is leaving with five,
arrest the captain or do whatever
is necessary in compliance with
SBahamian law," he said.


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FROM page one

stated that these new recommendations represent
a significant step forward in HIV prevention.
"Countries with high rates of heterosexual HIV
infection and low rates of male circumcision now
have an additional intervention which can reduce
the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual men.
Scaling up male circumcision in such countries will
result in immediate benefit to individuals. Howev-
er, it will be a number of years before we can
expect to see an impact on the epidemic flom such
investment," he said.
The scientific evidence referred to by WHO is
derived from three randomized controlled trials
undertaken in Kisumu. Kenya: Rakai District.
Uganda (funded by the US National Institutes of
Health); and Orange Farm, South Africa (funded
by the French National Agency for Research on
All three African trials were stopped early
because the results were so, dramatic with
reduced rates of new HIV infections of 48-60 per
There are several reasons why circumcision may
protect against HIV infection. Specific cells in the
foreskin may be potential targets for HIV infection,
and the skin under the foreskin becomes less sen-
sitive and is less likely to bleed, reducing risk of
infection following circumcision.

Strategies against HIV
Dr Herbert Orlander. a local specialist in thc
treatment of sexually transmitted infections ('STlI).
stated that the circumcision policy suggestion is
the thinking of some in the medical lield and is a
good strategy. However. Dr Orlander stated that hli
would not call for across the board cii cumcisions.
In addition to the cells in tihe loreski, being
more susceptible to infection. Dr Oi lander stiled
that infections in the 5 aginial secieticim s ri iii
womenI calln liei anid incubatlc uddei the itle
foreskin. I lhcici ore. it men do not vi sh llhCLm-i
selvccspromptly aifltel unpr otect d sex. ,tilecI,
secretions have iCore lime to al Cl' n'C ll ii l an :in
also be transmitted to other womnci il tl;i 11a11
were to again live s'e without \~\aslhing
"Men who are not circumcised. after sexual inter
course particularly it they did not use a cocndoi
- and particularly il they had sex s\ ithi an unkiio'.n
partner...they should immediately take a wasli.'
he said.
Moreover, Dr Orlander reiterated li:ii c',m,ol,,n'
should be observed as one of the sales and mo,,'
reliable methods of pioltection. a!',mg \\il l ;i i'
Dr Orlander also stated that lie does not expect
a drastic change to Bahamian national police% in
the fight against IIIV/AIDS tionsmi.sion, sia ai
result of the new findings.

Rood slams airport security

FROM page one

(YVRAS) will also assist
authorities in better handling
security breaches and deficien-
cies at the airport.
While the Canadian company
will not be responsible for.secu-
rity at the airport, the ambas-
sador said, YVRAS will be
handling the maintenance at
LPIA, including the upkeep of
the locks on doors and ensur-
ing that persons given access to
certain areas of the airport have
the necessary ID badges
"Certainly things, by them
just being there, will be
improved," he said.
A further problem that has
to be solved, he said, is the mal-
function of the airport's radar.
"It's down periodically and
that's just creates a safety con-
cern," he said.
Ambassador Rood said that
he had a successful meeting with
the air traffic controllers at the
airport a few weeks ago.
"They're doing a great job,
but they do it often under diffi-
cult situations. A new radar is in
place and the Airport Authori-
ty is working with the FAA
(Federal Aviation Administra-
tion) to resolve the issues which
are preventing the new radar
from being up and operational.
"It's not that I have a con-
cern, I'm just looking forward
to getting repairs done and then
moving on to the new radar,"
he said.
Ambassador Rood said that
while the FAA supplied radar
for George Town, Exuma and
Freeport and continues to send
technical consultants to the

Bahamas, it is difficult for the
FAA to assist any further in the
case of the radar at LPIA at this
He explained that the
Bahamas is currently in talks to
take over control of the coun-
try's airspace, which at this time
is still monitored by the FAA.
Until this matter is resolved,
he said, the FAA is limited in

acting as a "full partner in lion" to the Bahamas.
"Tourists and Bihamiaiiis
deserve a better airport lthia
what exits right now.
"The number one complaint I
get from those departing the
Bahamas is the condition 'of tlh
airpo t and unhli tui'atelv t(Itl s
the last a hind l t '",w ,.,l'. "
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ber, a biologist who studies
sharks at Bimini.
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pion for preserving the envi-
ronment and protecting sharks.
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ecological balance while con-
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envelope estimate, a single live
shark in healthy habitat is worth
as much as $200,000 in tourism
revenue over its lifetime," the
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of the importance
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nent Company Ltd. (Baha Mar) entered into a Heads of
Government of The Bahamas on the 6th April, 2005 with
on resort development in Cable Beach. Baha Mar has
minced that the project was being expanded to a $2 Billion
companyy is seeking to have the already generous concessions
ernment under the 2005 Heads of Agreement vastly
n to other requests which could also impact other property
nd flow of vehicular traffic. The Government is cognizant
f the Project to The Bahamas. However, its duty to act in
he people of The Bahamas and to ensure that the rights
owners and relevant Environmental issues are properly
suppressed. The Government has the obligation to balance
project with the best interests of the people of The Bahamas.
'ernment must have due regard to the level of concessions
ified in relation to other major developments.

d its team of technical experts are vigorously pursuing
aha Mar together national and international expert advisors.
has been given to the fulfillment of Baha Mar's conditions
ns under the existing Heads of Agreement relating to equity
'ing and the procurements of world-class casino and hotel

tive agreement relating to these obligations was received
. This Document required very close scrutiny and analysis.
)d faith negotiations, with a view to facilitating the
government on 7th March 2007 communicated its position
approvals and other requests sought by Baha Mar, together
at's response relating to Baha Mar's Condition's Precedents

ted significant parts of the Govemment"s position and is
vernment reconsider its position as communicated to Bar
same, the Government's representatives indicated to Bar
'ks ago the necessity of security an extension from its
15th March deadline in order to complete the transaction.
not unusual in major agreements of this nature.

ntinued to dialogue with a view to resolving all outstanding
nent remains fully committed to ensuring that the best
ats are made in order to facilitate the Joint Venture between
4ar and Starwood as its operating partner.

mains optimistic that outstanding issues could be resolved
I faith negotiations within a timely manner.

Ambassador Designate of

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The Ministry of Finance advises the general
public that the Government will grant to all
real property tax payers, a one hundred percent
(100%) waiver of surcharge on payment in full
of all property taxes due, or where an arrange-
ment for payment is made within the stated
time period, on both commercial and owner-
occupied properties. The waiver will be
,"fective from the 1st day of April until 30th
June, 2007.

The waiver of surcharge does not apply to
foreign-owned vacant land.

It is also notified for general information,
that at the end of the aforementioned period,
it is the intention of the Government to col-
lect in full, all taxes that remain unpaid by
whatever recourse is deemed necessary.

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City Markets helps

youth programme

Switch donation

CABLE Beach City
markett store manager Rodd
S Bethell spends his
afternoon off reading with
children from KIDS UP!,
the after school programme
supported in part by
Bahamas Supermarkets,
parent company of 12
City Market supermarkets in
Nassau and Grand Bahama.

AN after-school programme
known as Kids Up! got a boost
from corporate donor this week.
Bahamas Supermarkets, the
parent company of City Mar-
ket, made a donation that will
supply hot meals three times a
week for 30 to 50 children from
Bain's Town and Grant's Town.
Every day after school, this
group of boys and girls flock to
a safe haven where they are
treated to music and math,
lessons and love.
The programme, started sev-
eral years ago under the
acronym SCUBA and recently
re-named KIDS UP! has gained
attention from all corners:
including the parishioners at St
Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk
where classes are held; the
Lyford Cay Foundation which
paid for classrooms, purchased
computers and other equip-
ment; the volunteers of Time-
Works and the children of
Lyford Cay School who donat-
ed'more than 2,000 books.
Bahamas Supermarkets CEO
Ken Burns and top store man-
ager Rodd Bethell were on
hand for the donation this week.
"A programme is just a name
until you see the children and
understand how it impacts their
lives and I cannot begin to
express how impressed I am
personally with what KIDS UP!
isdoing," said Burns, who spent
1the afternoon with the young-
sters six to 13 years old read-
ing to them, listening to their
interests and their hopes.
"For these young boys and
gills, having a safe place to go in
the afternoons with teachers,
staff and volunteers, a place to
express themselves through art,
tomake friends, to play sports,
tcflearn in a non-competitive
environment is a great oppor-
tunity," said Bethell, "and I am
proud that our company is con-
tributing to a positive commu-
nity effort in a significant way."


'According to programme
Director Jackie Lightbourne.
the funds will be used for food
and supplies.
"We have been so fortunate
to receive support from both
government and private spon-
sots and this donation from City
Market will go a long way
toward our efforts to provide a
well-balanced, hot meal for our
participants at least three times
a week," said Lightbourne. "We
are very grateful to Bahamas
Supermarkets and City Market
fot this generous donation."
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RBC Announces New Bahamas &

Caribbean Regional Appointments

RBC Royal Bank of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of four new regional managers
for its Bahamas and Caribbean operations. "These appointments reflect RBC's commitment to
identifying local talent throughout The Bahamas for key leadership roles in its operations."
- Nathaniel Beneby, Jr., Vice President and Country Head, Bahamas

Teri Dennis-Davies appointed
Regional Manager, Human Resources,
RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Mrs. Davies is responsible for providing human resources
services to all of RBC's business operations in The Bahamas
and Caribbean Region.
"RBC has made a strong commitment to build a culture
that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and strong
leadership among employees," said Mr. Nathaniel Beneby, Jr.,
Vice President and Country Head, Bahamas. "Teri will play
an important role in leading this charge and ensuring that
RBC remains an employer of choice."
Mrs. Davies has extensive experience in human
resources management and will spearhead RBC's drive to
provide training and career enhancement opportunities,

Jan Knowles appointed Regional Manager,
Public Relations and Communications,
RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Ms. Knowles' responsibilities include developing
and implementing internal and external communications
programs in support of RBC's operations in The
Bahamas and Caribbean. In addition, she will provide
strategic direction and oversight for community affairs
and corporate giving.
"Jan will play an integral role as we continue to
improve our performance as an exemplary corporate
citizen while producing sound and sustainable financial
results," said Nathaniel Beneby Jr., Vice President and
Country Head, Bahamas.

Tanya McCartney appointed
Regional Manager, Compliance,
RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Ms. McCartney's responsibilities include the
management of all regulatory and policy compliance
for RBC's retail operations in The Bahamas and
Caribbean Region.
"RBC is committed to adhering to the highest
regulatory standards wherever we do business. Tanya
brings over a decade of legal and compliance
experience to RBC," said Mr. Nathaniel Beneby, Jr., Vice
President and Country Head, Bahamas.
"I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to
RBC's success in the region and confident my legal
expertise and experience in financial services can

Antoinette Woodside appointed
Caribbean Compliance Officer,
RBC Royal Bank of Canada,
Global Private Banking
Ms. vVoodside will assist with the oversight of
compliance functions in RBC's private banking
operations in the Caribbean.
"Antoinette's new role in Global Private Banking will
allow RBC to provide additional focus to the unique
compliance needs of the private banking operations in
The Bahamas and across the Caribbean region," said Mr.
Nathaniel Beneby, Jr., Vice President and Country Head,
Bahamas. "Her appointment reflects RBC's commitment

competitive compensation and flexible benefits to employees.
Prior to joining RBC, she held various positions In the
human resources sector, as Director of Human Resources,
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in the U.S. and Regional Director of
Human Resources for Merrill Communications, LLC where she
directed human resources staff, systems and processes for
eight business centers throughout the Eastern U.S. and
Europe. In 2000, Mrs. Davies relocated to The Bahamas and
has held various senior management positions in compliance
and human resources.
Mrs. Davies has an undergraduate degree from Rutgers
University in New Jersey and a juris Doctor degree from the
University Of Connecticut School Of Law in Hartford,
Connecticut. She is a member of the State Bars of Connecticut
and New York and is a member of the Society of Human
Resources'Management. (. ,
She is married to Keith Davies and has two children.

"RBC's vision for corporate responsibility is to
sustain our company's long-term viability while
contributing to the present and future well-being of
the communities we serve," Ms. Knowles said. "I am
excited for the opportunity to contribute to RBC's efforts
and activities in the region," she said.
Prior to joining RBC, Ms. Knowles worked in the
Public Affairs Division of Atlantis Resort and Casino and
as Director of Development for The Bahamas National
Trust. She holds a Masters Degree in Business
Administration from Nova Southeastern University and
degrees in Marketing and Communications from
Jacksonville University and the College of The Bahamas.
Jan is an active member of Bethel Baptist Church
and has two children, Christina and Charles. She is a
member of the American Marketing Association.

add value to RBC," Ms. McCartney said.
Prior to joining RBC, Ms. McCartney held various
positions in the financial services sector including
Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer, Manager of
Trust and Corporate Services, and was also a part-time
Lecturer at the College of The Bahamas. She is an
attorney admitted to the Bar of The Bahamas and the
Bar of England and Wales in 1995. She received her
training at The London School of Economics and
Political Science, University of Reading, The College of
The Bahamas and Georgetown University.
Tanya is a member of The Bahamas Bar
Association, former president of The Bahamas
Association of Compliance Officers and a member of
the Zonta Club of Nassau and St. Barnabas Anglican

to maintaining sound and strong compliance systems
and controls that provide current and potential clients
with confidence and peace of mind," he said.
Ms. Woodside joined RBC in 2005 as the
Compliance Manager (Retail) for The Bahamas. Prior to
this she was Assistant Counsel in the Attorney General's
office and legal counsel at Allen, Allen and Co. She was
admitted to the Bar of The Bahamas in 2003 and the
Bar of England and Wales in 2001. Ms. Woodside
received her training at Kingston University, England,
and The College of The Bahamas.
Ms. Woodside is a member of The Bahamas Bar
Association, Association of Compliance Professionals
and the Honourable Middle Temple, London, England.

About RBC Royal Bank of Canada
RBC Royal Bank of Canada Bahamas and Caribbean has a retail network of 43 branches, four business centres and 74 automated
banking machines in eight Caribbean countries, employing 1,200 persons, serving 205,000 customers.

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Seventh-Day Adventists pay courtesy

call on Governor General Hanna
Leonard Johnson, president "
of the Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, and a
delegation of executives paid ,
a courtesy call on Governor
General Arthur D Hanna at
Government House on
Wednesday. Shown here are
(from left): Pastor Andrew
Burrows, youth director at
the Grant's Town Church;
Elder Kenny Deveaux,
stewardship and trust
services director; Dr John
Carey, education officer,
Pastor Hugh Roach, Good
News Church; Governor
General Arthur Hanna;
Dr Leonard Johnson,
president of the Bahamas
Conference Centreville
Church; Pastor Eric Clarke, and Pastor Peter Joseph, min- life director of Francophone,
executive secretary of the isterial, personal ministries Ebenezer and Bethel
Bahamas Conference and Sabbath school director at Churches and Pastor Dan-
Maranatha Church; Elder the Hillview Church. Not hugh Gordon, assistant com-
Melvin Lewis, treasurer of pictured are Pastor munications director.
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Critics say US Navy plan to use dolphins, sea

lions for security unhealthy for the animals

* KEYPORT, Washington
CRITICS of a Navy plan to
use dolphins and sea lions to
guard waters off the coast of a
major submarine base say the
ocean is too cold for the plan
to work, according to Associat-
ed Press.
Other critics who showed up
at a public open house Tuesday
questioned the use of live ani-
mals rather than sophisticated
technology at Hood Canal,
home of the West Coast Tri-
dent submarine base.
The animals are trained to
alert a handler when they detect
anyone in the water. The han-
dler, in a small boat, then places
a strobe light on the nose of the
animal, which speeds back and
bumps the swimmer. The bump
knocks light into the water,
where it floats to mark the spot
for security personnel to inter-
cept the intruder.
Navy officials said the dol-
phins would work for a couple
hours at a time before being
returned to an enclosure with
water conditions similar to
those of San Diego.
"That'd be like you and me
going into a blizzard for two
hours and then put back into a
San Diego environment," said
critic Susan Scheirman.

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Dorian Houser, a marine
mammal physiologist for the
Navy, countered that studies
show bottlenose dolphins can
handle more extreme conditions
and deal well with temperatures
down to about 40 degrees (4.44
Celsius), which Hood Canal

rarely reaches.
The Navy has proposed using
as many as 30 dolphins and Cal-
ifornia sea lions to help protect
the sub base, which is believed
to contain a large nuclear
weapons stockpile.
Nine other options were giv-

en less favorable ratings in the
Navy's environmental impact
Navy officials note that dol-
phins and sea lions have guard-
ed the shoreline at a similar sub
base in Kings Bay, Georgia, for
two years.

Leigh Calvez disputed Navy
claims that the dolphin-sea lion
proposal was the best technolo-
gy available.
"We don't have anything as
good as dolphins to protect us?
That's hard to believe," she

holds an inflatable dolphin she
brought with her to the pro-
posed swimmer interdiction
security system, off of Naval
Base Kitsap-Bangor, public
meeting at the Naval Undersea
Museum in Keyport, Wash.,
Tuesday, March 27,2007. Kaia
came with her mother, Susan,
who is with the protest group
Knitting for Dolphins. The
Navy wants to use trained
marine mammals to help guard
Hood Canal. Critics said Hood
Canal, home of the West Coast
Trident submarine base, would
be too cold for the Atlantic bot-
tlenose dolphins the Navy plans
to use. Others questioned the
use of live animals rather than
sophisticated technology.
(AP Photo/Kitsap Sun,
Larry Steagall)

Navy officials said other
options included combat swim-
mers and remotely operated
vehicles that have yet to be
"If only we had the technolo-
gy to do that," said Tom LaPuz-
za of the Navy Marine Mam-
mal Program in San Diego.
"Someday we will."

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ABOUT 100 migrants appar-
ently from Haiti were being
treated for dehydration
Wednesday after their dilapi-
dated, overloaded sailboat
reached the Florida shore, offi-
cials said. At least one person
died in the crossing, according
to Associated Press.
Some of the migrants swam
from the boat to shore, while
others jumped out onto the
beach after the boat landed.

"The boat was unseaworthy
and grossly overloaded," Coast
Guard Petty Officer Jennifer
Johnson said.
It wasn't immediately clear
exactly how many people were
aboard or if any were children,
Coast Guard spokesman Dana
Warr said. He said one body
washed up on the beach, and
the Coast Guard and local
authorities were searching for
other possible migrants.
The group had been on the
boat for several days, said Bor-

der Patrol spokesman Victor
Colon. Immigration officials
planned to interview the
migrants Wednesday.
Haitians who illegally make
it into the U.S. are generally
sent back. Most Cubans who
reach U.S. soil are allowed to
stay under U.S. policy. Last
year, Coast Guard agents
patrolling the waters of South
Carolina, Florida and the
Caribbean stopped 6,061
migrants, 769 of them from

A PERSON is taken off a dilapidated boat that made it to shore Wednesday, March 28,2007, in
Hallandale, Fla. About 100 migrants apparently from Haiti made it to shore after their overloaded sail-
boat reached the Florida shore. At least one person died in the crossing and others were being treat-
ed for dehydration. Some of the migrants swam from the boat to shore, while others jumped out onto
the beach after the boat landed.
(AP Photo/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Lou Toman)

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Prize for architecture

BRITISH architect Lord Richard Rogers, acclaimed for his
urban, socially minded and open designs including the airy
Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, is the winner of the 2007
Pritzker Architecture Prize, it was announced Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.
Rogers, 73, is the fourth British architect to receive the field-
's top honor, founded in 1979 and sponsored by the family that
developed the Hyatt Hotel chain. Past winners include Cali-
fornian Frank Gehry and Italy's Renzo Piano, who designed the
Pompidou with Rogers.
"It's very nice to be awarded what is the most important
architecture prize in the world," Rogers said in a telephone
interview Monday from his -office in London. "Winning this
prize will give me another platform to communicate one's social
responsibility, also to the beauty of architecture and buildings."
A jury panel of architects and academics singled out Rogers
for his more than 40 years of work and such contemporary
landmarks as the Pompidou Centre, Lloyd's of London, and,
recently, the colorful, light-filled new terminal of Madrid's
Barajas International Airport.
Rogers is the chief adviser on architecture and urbanism to the
mayor of London.
He also designed one of three mixed-use office towers planned
for construction at the World Trade center site in New York.
"In his writings, through his role as adviser to policy making
groups, as well as his large-scale planning work, Rogers is a
champion of urban life and believes in the potential of the city
to be a catalyst for social change," said the jury in its
The panel lauded Rogers' structures as uniquely capturing
modern architecture's fascination with high-tech elements, trans-
parency, constraint-free design and the integration of public
and private spaces.
The Pompidou, which first opened in 1977, in particular "rev-
olutionized museums, transforming what had once been elite
monuments into popular places of social and cultural exchange,
woven into the heart of the city," said the jury.
Rogers, Piano and architect Gianfranco Franchini won a com-
petition in 1971 to design the museum, a project envisioned by
then President Georges Pompidou.
The multilevel matrix of steel and glass features a terrace,
transparent facade, outside escalators and a vast esplanade to
produce the effect of fluidity, space and flexibility conducive to
its urban environment.


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Saudi king blames Arab leaders for

divisiveness, turmoil in the Middle East

* RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
THE Saudi king sharply criti-
cized Arab leaders Wednesday for
divisions and infighting and paint-
ed a bleak picture of the blood-
shed and turmoil across the Mid-
dle East as he opened an Arab
summit in the Saudi capital,
according to Associated Press.
King Abdullah said in an
address to the delegations that
Arab nations are "further from
unity than they were at the time of
the founding of the Arab League,"
the 22-member body formed in
1945 to promote Arab unity.
Abdullah pointed to the blood-
shed in Iraq, where he called the
U.S military presence an "illegiti-
mate occupation" and warned that
"abhorrent sectarianism threatens
a civil war."
"The real blame should be
directed at us, the leaders of the
Arab nation," he said. "Our con-
stant disagreements and rejection
of unity have made the Arab
nation lose confidence in our sin-
cerity and lose hope."
Abdullah also called for the lift-
ing of the international financial
embargo on the Palestinians, say-
ing it was time to "end the oppres-
sive blockade imposed on the
Palestinians as soon as possible so
the peace process will get to
The Riyadh summit comes
amid a more assertive diplomatic
role by Saudi Arabia in trying to
resolve a string of crises in the
Middle East, particularly the
Lebanon crisis, the bloodshed in
Iraq and Sunni Arab fears over
the growing power of mainly Shi-
ite Iran.
Abdullah met Tuesday night
with Syrian President Bashar
Assad, their first meeting since last
summer's Israel-Hezbollah war,
which raised tensions between the
two leaders. Abdullah is a sup-
porter of Lebanon's anti-Syrian
Prime Minister Fuad Saniora,
while Assad backs Lebanon's
president, Emile Lahoud, and the
Hezbollah militant group.
The Saudi monarch also was
angered when Assad criticized
Arab leaders as "half men" in a
speech following the cease-fire in
Lebanon, and Abdullah has since
then turned down several attempts
by Assad to meet and make
Last month, Saudi Arabia bro-
kered a power-sharing agreement
between the Palestinian factions
Fatah and Hamas in an attempt
to end international sanctions
against the government.

SAUDI King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz talks during the
opening session of the Arab summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 which expected to focus on how to
revive Middle East peace efforts. At background the'Arab League"


At the summit, Arab leaders
were expected to revive a plan for
peace with Israel, with U.S. allies
trying to enlist other Arabs in
efforts to win Israeli and Western
acceptance of the deal.
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-
Faisal and other Arab officials said
Israel must accept the Arab offer.

(AP Photo/Amr .bil)

"If Israel refuses, that means it
doesn't want peace. Then (the
conflict) goes back into the hands
of the lords of war," al-Faisal said
The initiative, first launched by
the Arab summit in 2002, offers
Israel recognition and permanent
peace with all Arab countries in

return for Israeli withdrawal from
lands captured in the 1967 Mideast
It also calls for setting up a
Palestinian state with east
Jerusalem as its capital and a "just
solution" to the issue of Palestin-
ian refugees forced out of lands
in what is now Israel.
Israel rejects a full withdrawal
from the West Bank and east
Jerusalem, and it strongly opposes
the influx of large numbers of
Palestinian refugees into the Jew-
ish state.
Israel rejected the Arab initia-
tive in 2002, but Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert said last week his
country was willing to accept it
with some changes, particularly if
demands on Palestinian refugees
were watered down.
The Arab summit plans to
relaunch the peace plan without
any changes. "They tell us to
amend it, but we tell them to
accept it first, then we can sit down
at the negotiating table," Arab
League Secretary-General Amr
Moussa said in a speech at the
summit opening.
The summit will create "work-
ing groups" to promote the offer
in talks with the United States,
United Nations and Europe -
and perhaps Israel. U.S. allies Sau-
di Arabia, Jordan and Egypt are
hoping that the groups can work
behind the scenes to make the ini-
tiative more palatable to Israel
and the West and the basis for a
relaunching of talks.
Jordanian Foreign Minister
Abdul-Ilah al-Khatib said there
was a possibility that the working
groups could hold direct talks with
Israel. "This has been discussed,"
he said in an interview published
Wednesday in the Arab daily Al-
But much depends on the
makeup of the working groups,
which could be the source of dis-
pute at the summit. Some have
spoken of restricting the member-
ship to Saudi Arabia, Jordan,
Egypt and the United Arab Emi-
rates. But the more hard-line Syr-
ia which opposed changing the
peace initiative also may seek
to join the working groups, fearing

it will be sidelined by the
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-
moon, a guest speaker, said he had
urged Israel "to take a fresh look at
this initiative" during a visit to
Israel earlier this week.
"The Arab peace initiative is one
of the pillars of the peace process,"
he said. "We must build on this."
European Union foreign policy
chief Javier Solana urged Arab
states to be flexible in their offer to
Israel, calling the Arab initiative
"a general concept that has to be
developed." He also called for an
end to Israel's occupation of lands
seized in the 1967 Mideast war.
On the Iraq issue, the summit is
expected to push the Shiite Mus-
lim-led Iraqi government to include
more Sunni Arabs. The summit's

final resolutions call for Baghdad to
rewrite the constitution and rebuild
the armed forces to accommodate
more Sunnis.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar
Zebari bristled at the resolutions,
saying: "We do not need dictation
from the Arab countries. Our
national interest is our concern, not
"We want them to help fight ter-
rorism and monitor (Iraq's) bor-
ders. to prevent the influx of
weapons," he said.
Iranian Foreign Minister
Manouchehr Mottaki is attending
.the summit as a guest. The Arab
League is dominated by Sunni
Muslim-led nations that are deeply
suspicious of Iran's influence in the
region and see Iraq's Shiites as
backing Iranian interests.

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Russian Academy of Sciences

refuses to cede control to govt


RUSSIA'S scientific elite, in a
rare show of disobedience to
the Kremlin, on Wednesday
voted against a government-
proposed charter that would
have transferred control of the
historically independent Acad-
emy of Sciences to the state,
according to Associated Press.
The academy has spearhead-

ed fundamental research for
nearly three centuries and
enjoyed a high degree of auton-
omy even in Soviet times, when
it refused to expel dissident
physicist Andrei Sakharov.
The Education Ministry had
proposed creating a supervisory
board consisting mostly of gov-
ernment representatives that
would oversee the academy's.
work, budget and property,

including vast real estate assets.
Instead, senior members of the
academy voted unanimously for
regulations that would allow it
to keep its autonomy.
The vote was a rare statement
of dissent against President
Vladimir Putin's government,
which has established tight con-
trol over Russia's political, eco-
nomic and social life.
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greater government control
began last year when parlia-
ment passed a law stipulating
that the academy's top execu-
tive must be approved by the
president and its charter
approved by the government.
The Education Ministry pro-
posed an academy charter that
would create an advisory body
made up of nine people, only
three of whom would be scien-
tists; the rest would be govern-
ment ministers, lawmakers and
Kremlin officials.
Under the ministry's propos-
al, the advisory body would con-
trol research, decide which sci-
entific projects to pursue and
distribute state funding.
"Whether people having no
relation to science can make
decisions about scientific work
is a big question," said academy
spokeswoman Irina Presnyako-
"The scientific community
has enjoyed specific freedoms
and autonomy everywhere and
at all times," Zhores Alferov, a
Nobel physics laureate and
senior academy member, said
on NTV television.

Founded by Peter the Great
in 1724, the Academy of Sci-
ences has cherished its autono-
my. In the Soviet era, it refused
to accept some senior Commu-
nist Party members whom it
saw unqualified.
The state-funded academy
commands a budget of $1.2 bil-
lion, has 400 research institutes
and some 200,000 scientists
across the country.
Critics say the government's
move is also aimed at gaining
control over the academy's
lucrative real estate assets,
including palaces and other sites
in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
"The Kremlin and the gov-
ernment have long been eyeing
this tasty morsel and of course
the academicians don't want to
see their financial and moral sit-
uation weakened," said Yevge-
ny Volk, head of the Heritage
Foundation's Moscow office.
Volk predicted a tough battle
between the academy's leaders
and the government, saying that
the authorities could offer addi-
tional perks to the academicians
in exchange for control over the

Dmitry Livanov, a deputy
education minister, said that the
ministry wouldn't approve the
academy's version of its char-
ter, but added that it was ready
for a "constructive dialogue,"
the ITAR-Tass news agency
If the Education Ministry and
the academy fail to reach a
compromise, the government
has the power to enforce its ver-
sion of the charter. However,
the Kremlin would likely try to
avoid an open clash with the
widely respected body that
could erode the government's
prestige ahead of the parlia-
mentary election this fall and
the presidential vote in March
Academy president Yuri
Osipov predicted difficulties
getting its version of the new
charter approved by the gov-
ernment, even though he insist-
ed it fully complied with Russ-
ian law, but he vowed to resist
government moves for control.
"We don't take seriously any-
thing that is made up by out-
side people having no relation
to us," he said on NTV.

South Korea, US in 'tug of

war' over free trade deal

* SEOUL, South Korea

SOUTH Korean and U.S. negotiators were
bogged down in tough free trade talks, an official
said Wednesday, as opponents of the proposed
deal again took to the streets to denounce it,
according to Associated Press.
"Not a single issue is easy," Min Dong-seok,
deputy minister for trade at South Korea's Agri-
culture and Forestry Ministry, told reporters.
"Both sides have outstanding differences and are
engaged in a tug of war."
While most sectors have been settled, negotia-
tors acknowledge that automobiles, South Kore-
a's rice market and the status of South Korean
goods manufactured in North Korea are among a
handful of contentious issues blocking a deal.
Time is a critical factor as the two sides are try-
ing to conclude an agreement by the end of this
month to have it considered under special U.S.
presidential authority.
That so-called "fast track" power allows Presi-
dent Bush to send trade agreements to lawmakers
for a straight yes-or-no vote without amendments,
seen as making it easier for passage by a Con-
gress sometimes skeptical of trade deals.
An agreement to slash tariffs and other barriers
would be the biggest for Washington since the
landmark North American Free Trade Agree-
ment with Canada and Mexico in 1993.
South Korea has refused to discuss including its
rice market in the deal, claiming the staple food is
a "sensitive sector" that should be excluded. Wash-
ington, at odds with North Korea over its nuclear
program, says any deal should include only goods
made in South Korea.
Government officials on both sides say an agree-
ment would boost economic ties between two
countries that already do more than $75 billion in
trade a year.
South Korean opponents, however, fear an
influx of cheaper U.S. goods will harm livelihoods
and cost jobs.
Protests by farmers, workers, students and anti-

globalization activists in South Korea have dogged .
the negotiations since they began almost 10 ,
months ago, though numbers have dwindled. The i
biggest, in July, numbered about 25,000 people.
On Sunday, 7,000 demonstrators took to the
streets of the capital, culminating in a peaceful i,
rally in front of the U.S. Embassy.
"Korea's negotiators are unjustly forcing the
conclusion of the talks only for the sake of con- !
cluding them," said opponent Park Seok-woon, '
reflecting the anger of opponents who feel South
Korea is rushing the deal for the United States.
Park is executive director of the Korean
Alliance Against the Korea-U.S. FTA, which
comprises about 300 different groups. The orga-
nization held a candlelight protest Wednesday '


Police estimated about 1,300 people gathered
near Seoul City Hall, chanting slogans and listen-
ing to speeches and songs critical of the deal.
"We don't want to eat mad cow disease U.S.
beef in our cafeteria food," sang a group of ele-
mentary school students.
Washington is pressing for the removal of
restrictions on American beef imports, absent
from South Korean markets for more than three
years after mad cow disease was discovered in
the United States.
The beef issue is technically not part of the free "~
trade talks. U.S. lawmakers, however, have said it
will be difficult for a deal to win congressional
approval unless the dispute is resolved.
U.S. officials say their beef is safe.
Holding a candle at the rally, Song Haeng-rok,
a bespectacled law student at Seoul's Konkuk
University, said he fears free trade would increase
the power of U.S. investors under South Korea's -
legal system.
"I think it's unfair ... (and) unconstitutional," he

Christ Church Cathedral
Schedule of Services for Holy Week & Easter

April 1st April 8th, 2007
Sunday April 1st Sunday of The Passion & Palm Sunday
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:45 a.m. The Liturgy of the Palms
Procession & Liturgy for Palm Sunday
11:15 a.m. Blessing & Distribution of Palms
Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m. Evensong, Sermon & Benediction

Monday April 2nd-1:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist

Tuesday April 3rd 7:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist

Wednesday April 4th 7:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist

7:30 p.m.
Liturgy of the Renewal of Priestly Vows & Blessing of Holy Oils

Thursday April 5th Maundy Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Commemoration of the Last Supper &
Watch before the Altar of Repose

Friday April 6th Good Friday 9:00 a.m.
Good Friday Liturgy

Service Times For Sunday April 8th, 2007
Easter Sunday
6:00 a.m. 1he Laster Vigil
7:30 a.m. Ioly C'ommunion
9:00 a.m. Procession, Family Lucharist
11:15 a.m. IIol) I:uchanst
6:00 p.m. Solemn Evensong, Sermon & Benediction

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Zimbabwe opposition leader taken

from party headquarters by police

POLICE stormed the offices
of Zimbabwe's main opposition
party Wednesday and arrested
its leader hours before he
planned to talk to reporters
about a wave of political vio-
lence that had left him briefly
hospitalized, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Party head Morgan Tsvangi-
rai was taken along with other
political opponents of President
Robert Mugabe in a bus to an
undisclosed location by officers
who had sealed off approaches
to his headquarters and fired
tear gas to drive away onlook-
ers, the party and witnesses said.
The Movement for Democ-
ratic Change said Tsvangirai
had been scheduled to give a
press conference on President
Robert Mugabe's governmen-
t's escalating violence against
and intimidation of political
"Tsvangirai and a number of
others we have not been able
to identify have been taken by
police in a bus. We don't know
their whereabouts. We don't
know if they have been
charged," said Eliphas
Mukonoweshuro, an aide to
Mukonoweshuro said police
had searched the offices of Har-
vest House, the opposition
headquarters in downtown
Harare, after sealing off the
building and two nearby streets
and firing tear gas.
Also Wednesday,
Mukonoweshuro reported a
series of mysterious assaults on
party officials. He said one, Last
Maengahama, was abducted
Tuesday by unidentified
assailants after a memorial ser-
vice for an activist killed dur-
ing the March 11 unrest.
Maengahama was taken to a
small town in northeastern Zim-
babwe, stripped and dumped in
the bush, Mukonoweshuro said.
He managed to borrow some
clothes Wednesday and make
his way into a town where he
phoned for help.
Mukonoweshuro said the
party was now investigating
reports that three other officials
were also abducted Tuesday
The European Union said it
viewed Wednesday's arrest of
Tsvangirai with "great con-
cern," said Jens Ploetner, a
spokesman for the Foreign Min-
istry of EU president Germany.
Tsvangirai, 54, also was
arrested along with about 50
other people on March 11 as
opposition, church, student and
civic groups tried to stage a
prayer meeting. Supporters said

police smashed his head against
a wall repeatedly. He suffered
deep lacerations and swelling.
He left the hospital in a
wheelchair on March 16.
"The EU president holds the
leadership of Zimbabwe
responsible for the bodily injury
to Tsvangirai and calls for him
to have immediate access to
legal, and if necessary, medical
consultation," Ploetner said.
Mugabe, 83, who has vowed
t6 crush opposition to his rule,
was to attend an emergency
meeting of Southern African
leaders in Tanzania Wednesday
focusing on the political turmoil
in his country. Mugabe has led
Zimbabwe since independence
from Britain in 1980.
The crisis of governance and
high-level corruption has led to
an economic meltdown, with
record inflation of 1,700 per-
cent, the highest in the world,
and acute shortages of food,
hard currency, gasoline and
essential imports.
The Zimbabwe Congress of
Trade 'Unions, which is linked
to the opposition, has called for
a national protest strike in ear-
ly April, ahead of Zimbabwe's
27th anniversary of indepen-
Tsvangirai said Tuesday he
would boycott presidential elec-
tions scheduled next year unless
the poll is carried out under a
new democratic constitution
that ensures they are free and
"We will never go into an
election that is predetermined,"
Tsvangirai said at a memorial
service for Gift Tandare, 31,
who was shot and killed at the
March 11 prayer meeting.
Tsvangirai told about 800
mourners there was no going
back on a campaign of protests
to demand reform and pressure
Mugabe to step down.
"We will not betray Gift and
the people who have sacrificed
themselves for the people of this
country," he said.
Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic
bishops said Tuesday that the
political and economic crisis in
Zimbabwe had reached a flash
point and further bloodshed
and a mass uprising could only
be averted by democratic
"As the suffering population
becomes more insistent, gener-
ating more and more pressure
through boycotts, strikes,
demonstrations and uprisings,
the state responds with ever
harsher oppression through
arrests, detentions, banning
orders, beatings and torture,"
the Zimbabwe Catholic Bish-
ops Conference said in an East-
er pastoral letter.
The pastoral message, titled

"God Hears the Cry of the
Oppressed," follows criticism
that Catholic leaders have sat
not done enough to pressure
Mugabe, a Catholic, to halt
worsening poverty and stem
human rights violations.

SPIWE Tandare, left, is
consoled on Tuesday in
Harare at a memorial service
held for her husband, Gift,
who died during clashes
between police and opposition
political supporters in the
Zimbabwean capital March
11. Zimbabwe has come in for
international condemnation
for attacks on activists,
including MDC leader Mor-
gan Tsvangirai, who was
badly beaten after his arrest
when police crushed a prayer
meeting the government
banned, calling it an illegal
political protest.
At front is son Gift Jr.
(AP Photo)

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humanitarian access in Darfur

SUDAN and the UN signed
an agreement Wednesday to
guarantee humanitarian access
to refugees in Darfur, where
violence and government
restrictions have prevented aid
from reaching victims of a
bloody conflict, according to
Associated Press.
The agreement ensures unre-
stricted travel by international
aid workers throughout Sudan,
including Darfur, upon notify-
ing the central government of

"I am cautiously pleased that
this agreement has been signed
and publicized," UN humani-
tarian chief John Holmes told
The Associated Press while
touring Darfur refugee camps
in neighboring Chad. The
"important thing is whether
they will actually implement
what they say."
Last week, Holmes warned
that obstruction from Sudan's
government and insecurity had
created a fragile environment
in Darfur that could push aid
workers to pull out. Sudanese


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from visiting a refugee camp in
Darfur, although the govern-
ment later apologized and
allowed him to tour camps.
Despite the sign of coopera-
tion on the humanitarian front,
Sudanese President Omar al-
Bashir remained firm in his
refusal to allow UN peace-
keepers in Darfur.
At an Arab summit in the
Saudi capital, al-Bashir insist-
ed the UN should only provide
financial and technical help to
some 7,000 African Union
peacekeepers who have been

unable to end Darfur's escalat-
ing violence.
Al-Bashir said a United
Nations plan to deploy a 20,000-
member joint AU-U.N. peace-
keeping force would violate
Sudan's sovereignty and "pro-
voke the conflict in Darfur,
instead of finding a solution for
"We assure you that we do
not desire a confrontation with
the international community,
but what we are seeking is to
keep the African color of the
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The UN says the conflict has
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Some 4 million people caught
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Holmes said the most impor-

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a monitoring committee to be
jointly chaired by the Sudanese
minister of humanitarian affairs
and the U.N. humanitarian
coordinator in Sudan.
The committee will fast-track
visa procedures for Darfur-
bound aid workers and process
applications for work permits
within 15 days and visas within
two days. Applications are
backlogged until January 2008.
The committee will have rep-
resentatives from international
and national aid groups, the
Arab League and foreign
The government also agreed
to guarantee that all humani-
tarian equipment held at cus-
toms would be immediately
released and that subsequent
imports would be processed
within seven working days.
Holmes said the committee
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are a problem and will make
sure promises are implement-
"I hope it will make a differ-
ence to humanitarians on the
ground, and therefore make life
better for those they're trying
to help," he said.

* TOUKA Ramadan Kore, the governor of the eastern Chad
province of Ouadai, in his office in Abeche after meeting with
UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs John
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industry, according to Associat-
ed Press.
"Piracy is a growing epidem-
ic," said Vijay Lazarus, presi-
dent of the Indian Music Indus-
try. "It has reached critical lev-
els and threatens the global
entertainment industry."
Lazarus was speaking at an
international entertainment
industry conference hosted by
the Federation of Indian Cham-
bers of Commerce and Industry
and the U.S.-India Business
Officials have seized compact
discs and cassettes worth 500
million rupees in more than
10,000 raids across India over
the past five years, and shut
down more than 600 illegal
Internet music sites, he said.
Pirated music CDs and cheap
Hollywood and Bollywood
movie rip-offs are widely avail-
able in most Indian cities.
"Pirates make huge profits
and we have to adopt creative
strategies to fight them," said
John Malcolm, director of
worldwide piracy operations for
the Motion Pictures of America.
Malcolm said in 2005 India
lost US$186 million to piracy,
with the movie industry suffer-
ing the most. The entertainment
industry worldwide lost US$18
billion in the same period, he
Hugh Stephens, senior vice
president of Time Warner, said
while raids were effective, it was
crucial to implement legislation
for licensing and regulation of
India is likely to enact laws
that would ensure licensing of
plants, a registration system,
applying source codes to discs
and criminal penalties, including
plant closures for those who vio-
lated their license, Stephens

East Timor president launches

party in bid to become PM

EAST Timor's outgoing
president, Xanana Gusmao,
said Wednesday he will con-
test elections later this year
that could see him installed as
prime minister, in an attempt
to take power from the trou-
bled nation's dominant politi-
cal party, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Gusmao said he will lead a
new party, the Congress for
the National Reconstruction
of East Timor, in parliamen-
tary elections scheduled to
take place before Sept. 15.
The development set the
stage for a bitter political fight
as the country struggles to end
the worst unrest since it broke
away from occupier Indonesia
in 1999.
"I am ready for the post of
the prime minister if people
choose my party," Gusmao
told reporters in the capital. "I
will make changes in the gov-

ernment and bring new hope
to the people of East Timor."
Gusmao, who led East Tim-
or's resistance movement for
nearly two decades, remains
widely popular.
His party will run against the
dominant left-wing Fretilin
party of former Prime Minister
Mari Alkatiri, who resigned
last year amid a wave of vio-
lence that left at least 37 peo-
ple dead and drove 155,000
others from their homes.


Alkatiri dismissed the new
party as "a pack of liars,"
accusing them of orchestrat-
ing fighting between pro- and
anti-independence groups
last April and May that top-
pled his government and
brought his political rivals to
"Gusmao's dream of becom-
ing prime minister will never
become reality," an angry

Alkatiri told reporters.
"Fretilin will defeat whoever
it faces in the elections."
Gusmao's major political
ally, Nobel Peace Prize win-
ner Jose Ramos-Horta, was
installed as prime minister
when Alkatiri stepped down
in June. He will run for presi-
dent in elections on April 9
and is seen as the favorite.
East Timor won indepen-
dence from Indonesia in 1999
following a UN ballot. The
vote triggered hundreds of
killings by Indonesian troops
and pro-Jakarta militias that
only ended with the arrival of
foreign peacekeepers.
Conflict erupted again last
year when Alkatiri fired near-
ly 600 striking soldiers,
prompting gunbattles between
police and army forces that
spilled onto the streets where
rival gangs clashed, looted and
More than 2,000 interna-
tional troops have maintained
relative calm, but onlookers

* EAST Timorese President Xanana Gusmao, left, greets a
member of CNRT (National Congress for Timorese Reconstruc-
tion) Party after announcing he was ready to stand as Prime
Minister for the newly formed political party when his term as
President ends in May, in Dili, East Timor yesterday
(AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

have warned that the situation is
volatile and that the elections
could prompt fresh violence.

Despite abundant offshore
gas reserves, it remains the
poorest country in Asia. -

Kyrgyz president backtracks on reshuffle

as opposition rejects coalition government

* Kyrgyzstan
minister on Wednesday
announced the dismissal of sev-
eral top Cabinet members in
an apparent attempt to steal
thunder from the opposition,
but President Kurmanbek
Bakiyev blocked the move,
according to Associated Press.
Opposition politicians have
been increasing their pressure
on Bakiyev, saying he must
implement reforms or face
massive protests reminiscent of
those that drove his predeces-
sor out of the country.
Prime Minister Azim
Isabekov said that first deputy

l3remier Daniyar Usenov,
along with the Cabinet's chief
of staff and the ministers of
economics, emergency situa-
tions and health care had been
dismissed. An official in
Bakiyev's office, who spoke on
condition of anonymity
because he wasn't authorized
to speak to the media, said the
president approved the dis-
But several hours later,
Bakiyev spokesman Nurlan
Shakiyev said the president had
refused to approve them. The
statement was made after lead-
ing opposition figures rejected
IsabekQy. tny~itio4~Lgu4ame
their candidates for the'Cabinel
jobs and said they would con-

tinue their push for Bakiyev's
Opposition groups have
stepped up pressure on
Bakiyev's Cabinet, vowing to
go ahead with rallies next
month seeking his dismissal
and early elections amid a
deepening crisis in this impov-
erished ex-Soviet republic. The
parties have accused Bakiyev
of corruption and cronyism.
Temir Sariyev, the co-chair-
man of the opposition For
Reforms movement, described
the move as insignificant and
said it would not discourage
the opposition from demanding
Bakiyev's, removal. "The
authorities are mistaken if they
think they can stop the opposi-

tion by dismissing five minis-
ters," Sariyev said.
Another senior opposition
figure, United Front leader
Omurbek Suvanaliyev, also
shrugged off the ministers' dis-
missal as a "political game" and
told The Associated Press that
Bakiyev's backtracking was a
"sign of the government's
Last week, Bakiyev
promised constitutional reform
and fired the unpopular top
prosecutor in a bid to pacify
the opposition. On Monday, he
met another opposition request
by withdrawing his veto of leg-
islation eliminating the state
television channel.
But opposition groups said

they would stick to demonstra-
tions planned beginning Apr.
11 because of "the pointless-
ness of talks with the current
The country has been
plagued with political squab-
bling since longtime leader
Askar Akayev was driven from
office amid opposition protests
in March 2005.
The United States maintains
an air base in this Central
Asian nation to back opera-
tions in nearby Afghanistan.
Russia also has a small air base
here under a security agree-
ment between several former
Soviet republics.


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Militants attack Pakistani town

HUNDREDS of militants
fired rockets, killed one securi-
ty official and kidnapped a
school principal Wednesday in a
noGbwester town where police
had~lain two men accused of
recruiting students for suicide
attacks, police said, according
to~A4ssociated Press.
The overnight raid under-
lined the strength of the mili-
tants and the weakness of Pak-
istani authorities in a swath of
tenitory along the Afghan bor-
do here Taliban guerrillas
fi ing in Afghanistan find
sagMlary. The United States
fe= al-Qaida is trying to
reggap in the same area.
Several hundred gunmen
laquged the attack in Tank, a
townin North West Frontier
Provice, sparking an hourlong
battle that left at least one mem-
ber of the paramilitary Frontier
Constabulary dead, local police
chief Omar Hayyat said.
In a clash at the privately run
Oxford Public School in Tank
on Monday, police killed two

militants suspected of recruit-
ing students from various
schools in the area for holy war
and suicide bombings. The
recruiters killed one police offi-
cer with a hand grenade.
Late Tuesday, militants
entered the home of Farid
Ullah, the principal of the boys'
school, snatched him and one
of his brothers and drove them
away in a vehicle, Hayyat said.
The militants later fired rock-
ets at a police station and other
nearby government buildings
and set two banks on fire, said
Mohammed Qasim, another
police official in Tank. They
withdrew shortly before dawn.
Jalandhar Khan, a guard at
the state-owned Habib Bank's
damaged branch, told reporters
about 20 militants fired rockets
at the bank and tried to break
into the safe on Tuesday.
"After failing to steal the
money,they sprinkled petrol on
furniture inside the bank and
set it on fire," Khan said. He
said the militants told him they
'had attacked the town to
avenge the killing of their com-
rades at the school.

* PAKISTANI paramilitary troops and police officers stand as
workers remove the damaged vehicle from suicide bombing site
near Tank, a town about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Dera
Ismail Khan, Pakistan in this February 3

President General Pervez
Musharraf is under increasing
pressure from the United
States, his main sponsor, to
make good on pledges to
counter Islamic extremism and
militancy in Pakistan. Concern
is focused on the semiau-
tonomous tribal belt along the

(AP Photo/File)

rugged border with
However, the militants' influ-
ence accompanied by tribal
courts, harsh social strictures as
well as anti-government and
sectarian violence seems to
be spreading to neighboring
areas such as Tank, fueling fears

that more of Pakistan is becom-
ing "Talibanized."
Police had no information
Wednesday on the fate of the
abducted school principal.
However, a local militant told
The Associated Press they were
questioning the principal to
determine whether he alerted
police about the presence of
their associates at the school.
"We will kill him if we find
him guilty," the militant said on
condition of anonymity because
he didn't want security forces
to know his identity.
Zulfiqar Cheema, the police
chief for the region, declined to
say who was responsible for the
attack, describing them only as
"We are not going to spare
those terrorists who attacked
Tank and then fled," he said.
The militant who spoke to
AP said those who fought the
police in Tank were followers
of Baitullah Mahsud, a militant
leader in nearby South Waziris-
tan. The man, who spoke by
telephone, has regularly pro-
vided information on behalf of

According to a senior intelli-
gence official, a delegation of
tribal elders from Tank met with
Mahsud in South Waziristan on
Wednesday to ask his help in
freeing the abducted men.
Mahsud promised to try to
secure their freedom, without
saying whether his men were
holding them, the official said
on condition of anonymity
because he was not authorized
to speak to the media.
"All clues point to Baitullah
because the people who were
at the school (on Monday) were
linked to him," the official said.
Federal and provincial gov-
ernment officials were unavail-
able or declined to comment.
Mahsud received a govern-
ment amnesty in 2005 after
promising not to attack security
forces or harbor foreign militants.
He has been lying low since
January, when he vowed to take
revenge for an army raid in the
border village of Zamzola that
killed at least eight people. Offi-
cials said they targeted a mili-
tant training facility, though res-
idents said the victims were
innocent woodcutters.




1.1 The Information Specialist will be responsible for data management, data analysis,
monitoring and evaluation of the project The Information Specialist will directly report to
the Project Manager and liaise closely with the Environmental Specialist, the Consulting
Firm, and the administrative support staef.
1.2 The specific responsibilities of the Information Specialist are:
a. Collaborate constructively and diligently with the Project Manager, the Consulting
Firm, the Environmental Specialist and the administrative support staff in the
adequate and timely completion of the tasks assigned to the Planning Unit
b. Create, in collaboration with the Project Manager and other relevant parties, an
adequate information management system to be used by the PU for organizing and
storing all technical data required for project management and Master Plan
implementaipsq -.s M r wi to
c. Create, in collaboration with the Project Manager and other relevant parties, a
suitable monitoring and evaluation system for the preparation of the Master Plan, in
accordance with the rules established by the GOBH and the IDB.
d. Provide the day-to-day technical guidance on all data management aspects of the
ICZM Master Plan, and actively participate in meetings and processes that require
inputs on data management monitoring and/or evaluation from the Planning Unit
e. Review the quality, validity and compliance with the relevant Terms of Reference of
the individual products submitted by the Consulting Firm.
f. Ensure that the individual products resulting from various activities to be carried out
during project execution (maps, databases, etc) are technically and technologically
compatible across products and can be shared with relevant stakeholders;
g. Appropriately analyze and interpret technical data gathered throughout the project,
and produce informative reports/summaries.
h. Construct a baseline for the implementation of the Master Plan in accordance with
indicators established by the PU and relevant stakeholders.
i. Prepare issue papers and other supporting materials for the meetings of the Steering
j. Contribute to ensuring that the conditions required for the implementation of the
Master Plan are in place upon the conclusion of the project
1.3 It is envisaged that the Information Specialist, as part of a permanent ICZM Planning Unit,
will support the MEE in the implementation of the actions recommended in the ICZM
Master Plan.


2.1 To fulfil the responsibilities detailed in Section III, the person selected for the position of
Information Specialist must (i) be a highly qualified, dynamic and self-motivated
professional, who is capable of managing a broad array of tasks, (ii) be capable of
effectively communicating with government officials and other stakeholders, (iii) have
strong analytical and communication skills (both verbal and written), and (iv) be proficient
in word processing, spreadsheet management database and GIS software.

2.2 Academic background: The Information Specialist must have a four-year undergraduate
degree in computer science, statistics or similar subject An advanced degree in data
management will be highly desirable.
2.3 Professional experience: The Information Specialist should have a minimum of 5 years of
experience in managing and analyzing complex databases. In addition, the specialists
experience and previous responsibilities should clearly demonstrate his/her ability to
synthesize extensive data into succinct and informative reports. Experience in monitoring
and evaluating projects will be highly desirable.

1.1 The Environmental Specialist will be responsible for providing the technical guidance and
coordination on the scientific aspect.sf. othe project The Environmental Specialist will
directly report to the Project Manager and liaise closely with the Information Specialist, the
Consutting Firm, and the administrative support staff.
1.2 The specific responsibilities of the Environmental Specialist are:
a. Collaborate constructively and diligently with the Project Manager, the Consulting
Firm, the Information Specialist and the administrative support staff in the adequate
and timely completion of the tasks assigned to the Planning Unit
b. Provide the day-to-day technical guidance on all scientific aspects of the ICZM Master
Plan, and actively participate in meetings and processes that require scientific inputs
From the Planning Unit
c. Review the scientific validity and accuracy of the individual products submitted by the
Consulting Firm, including the compliance with the scientific aspects of the firm's
Terms of Reference.

d. Assist the Information Specialist with appropriately analyzing and interpreting
technical data gathered throughout the project, and with producing informative
e. Prepare issue papers and other supporting materials for the meetings of the Steering
f. Contribute to ensuring that the conditions required for the implementation of the
Master Plan are in place upon the conclusion of the project
1.3 It is envisaged that the Environmental Specialist, as part of a permanent ICZM Planning
Unit, will support the MEE in the implementation of the actions recommended in the ICZM
Master Plan.


2.1 To fulfil the responsibilities detailed in Section III, the person selected for the position of
Environmental Specialist must (i) be a highly qualified, dynamic and self-motivated
professional, who is capable of managing a broad array of tasks, (ii) be capable of
effectively communicating with government officials and other stakeholders, (iii) have good
inter-personal and communication skills (both verbal and written), and (iv) be proficient in
word processing and spreadsheet management software, as well as have a working
knowledge of GIS software.
2.2 Academic background: The Environmental Specialist must have a four-year undergraduate
degree in a natural science, with a graduate degree in environmental sciences (or similar
subject).- -
2.3 .._ Professional experience: The Environmerntal Specialist s'houltdhave a minimum of 5 years
of experience in analyzing environmental and costal zone resource issues. Demonstrated
experience with a variety of coastal zone issues and resources will be highly desirable.

1.1 The Project Manager will be responsible for: (i) effectively managing the activities of the
Planning Unit, (ii) ensuring the fulfilment of the responsibilities assigned to the PU and the
delivery of high-quality products in an effective and timely manner, and (iii) fostering good
communications with the parties involved in project execution. The Project Manager will
directly report to and liaise closely with the BEST Commission. In turn, the Environmental
Specialist, the Information Specialist and.the administrative support staff, will report directly
to the Project Manager.
1.2 The specific responsibilities of the Project Manager are:
a. Provide the leadership necessary for the adequate coordination and execution of the
project, promoting the active participation by stakeholders, and serving as a focal
point throughout the process, so as to ensure a fully participatory ICZM process and
high-quality products.
b. Ensure that all responsibilities delegated to the Planning Unit by the Executing
Agency (MEE) are fulfilled, in order to contribute to .successful execution of the
project, as established in the Loan Contract and the approved Plan of Operations.
c. Supervise the adequate and timely completion of the tasks assigned to the Consulting
Firm, the Environmental Specialist, the Information Specialist as specified in their
respective Terms of Reference.
d. Ensure that the project objectives related to knowledge transfer from the Consulting
Firm to the Planning Unit are accomplished, both during the ICZM Master Plan
preparation and the Case Study implementation.
e. Provide the day-to-day technical guidance in ICZM processes and coordinate the
technical guidance provided by the Planning Unit
f. Supervise and contribute to the preparation of issue papers and other supporting
materials for the meetings of the Steering Committee.
g. Ensure that the conditions required for the implementation of the Master Plan are in
place upon the conclusion of the project
1.3 It is envisaged that the Project Manager will support the MUE in the implementation of the
actions recommended in the ICZM Master Plan.


2.1 To fulfil the responsibilities detailed in Section III, the person selected for the position of
Project Manager must (i) be a highly qualified, dynamic and self-motivated professional,
who is capable of managing a broad array of tasks and of becoming the 'champion" of
coastal zone management activities in The Bahamas, (ii) be capable of effectively
communicating with senior government officials, (iii) have strong inter-personal, and
excellent verbal and written communication skills, and (iv) be proficient in word processing
and spreadsheet management software.
2.2 Academic background: The Project Manager must have a four-year undergraduate degree
in engineering or natural sciences. An advanced degree in coastal or environmental
planning (or similar subject) would be highly desirable.
2.3 Professional experience: The Project Manager should have more than 8 years of
experience in coastal zone management and/or land planning projects, and proven
managerial capabilities.
All Applications should be received by The Commission Office no later than April 27 2007.
BEST Commission,
Ministry of Energy & Environment
P.O.Box N 4849
Nassau Court, Maribough Street
Nassau Bahamas
Tel: 322-4546 or 322-2576
Fax: 325-3509

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Children play with dolls and lick ice

cream during Manila hostage crisis,
cream cis

A YOUNG girl waved a Bar-
bie doll in the air while a boy
licked an ice cream cone.
Another girl casually finished a
bottle of water while chatting
with a classmate. It seemed the
only ones unfazed by a hostage-
taking in the Philippine capital
were the young captives them-
selves, according Militants
attacxto Associated Press.
Dozens of children, some as
young as 5, were taken hostage
Wednesday by Jun Ducat, the
founder of their Manila slum
day-care center and who used
the standoff as a forum to
demand better education and
housing for the poor.
It was the latest crisis to
plague President Gloria Maca-
pagal Arroyo, who scrambled
to organize a negotiating team.
SWAT teams took up positions
behind trees and a pro-democ-
racy monument near Manila's
city hall where Ducat had
parked the busload of children.
Stunned mothers waited near-
by, horror and confusion on
their faces.
The standoff ended about
7pm when Ducat allowed all the
children off the bus and surren-
dered to police.
The excited students had
thought they were going on a
field trip when they boarded the
bus early Wednesday morning.
Instead, they spent the next
10 hours, singing, playing games
and waving to police, reporters
and their families from the win-
dows of a bus. Ducat said he
brought along three chamber
pots for use as toilets.
Housewife Shiela Malabo
was relieved when her 6-year-
old son Fred appeared at a bus
window and waved to her. She
waved back frantically and ges-
tured with her hands to ask if he
had eaten.
Fred replied by raising an
empty box from a popular ham-
burger chain.
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"When I was walking him
into the bus, I told him to
behave and not be unruly,"
Malabo said as she sat waiting
with other worried parents.
"This excursion was postponed
twice and he was really very
excited to go."
Jasmine Agabon, said her 5-
year-old daughter, Joanne, was
so excited that she put on her
swimsuit, then topped it with
her school uniform.
"They were told they would
go swimming, and she really
was thinking about this for
days," Agabon said.
She was relieved when she
saw Joanne happily waving at
people from the bus.
"I cried in our house when I
found out about the hostage-
taking," Agabon said. "I don't
know how to feel. Mr Ducat
was good. He helped people in
our slum get jobs. He helped
our children get good educa-
"He said there will be a field
trip. It will be his gift to the chil-
dren, but it seems this is not a
gift anymore," Agabon said.
Geraldine Regalado, a 30-
year-old housewife, said she had
not wanted her son to go on the
field trip but that he insisted.
Parents at the scene, although
afraid for their children,
expressed sympathy for Ducat's
demands and only had kind
words for his work in their slum
community, particularly the free
day-care center where he pays
the teachers' salaries.
Metropolitan Manila Devel-
opment Authority chief Bayani
Fernando, appointed "incident
commander," said the govern-
ment has been working on most
of Ducat's demands.
"He is impatient over his
dreams, which I think is also the
dream of all of us. But we can't
have all of these in a wink," he
After a 10-hour standoff,
Ducat freed all the children,
many of whom emerged from
the bus hugging dolls to a huge

hostage taker Jun Ducat
shout as the 10-hour hostage
stand off ends in Manila
yesterday. Ducat released
all his hostages, a busload
of children and teachers
from his day-care center in
Manila, and used the
incident to denounce
corruption and demand
better lives for
impoverished children.
(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

throng of police, politicians,
onlookers and journalists.
Ducat was taken into police cus-
tody as dozens of impoverished
slum-dwellers yelled his name
like a hero.
"We understand what he did
and we love him. He sends our
children to school," said Lour-
des Porosuello, whose child
studies in the school that Ducat


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preparation of a Master Plan for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in
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INDONESIA announced
three more human deaths from
hbrd flu Wednesday, hours
after agreeing to resume send-
ing virus samples to interna-
tional researchers on condition
they would not be made freely
available to commercial vac-
cine makers, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Indonesia, the nation hardest
hit by the H5N1 virus, had
stopped sharing specimens with
the World Health Organiza-
tion because it feared they
would be used to develop vac-
cines unaffordable for poor
nations in the event of a pan-
"Now we have the right to
directly face the companies to
negotiate to get what we
want," Health Minister Siti
Fadilah Supari said during a
three-day meeting'in Jakarta
betWeen the WHO and health
officials from 18 countries.
"'We are confident WHO
will not violate our trust."
Bird flu has killed at least
169 people worldwide since it
hqean ravaging Asian poultry
locks in 2003, according to
WRIO. It remains hard for peo-
ple to catch with most infec-
tions coming through contact
with infected chickens but
experts fear it could mutate
intojiform that spreads easily
lamdI humans.
Catently, only up to about
500, lion doses of flu vaccine
can .,produced annually far

short of what would be needed
in a pandemic.
Indonesia wor some praise
for drawing attention to the
need for equal access to drugs
and technologies, but interna-
tional scientists were furious,
saying without the latest spec-
imens, they could not monitor
the virus to see if it was mutat-
ing into a more dangerous


Underscoring the threat the
virus poses to the world's
fourth most populous country,
three more people including
a 15-year-old boy died from
bird flu, officials confirmed
Wednesday, bringing the
national death toll to at least
President Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono urged delegates to
agree on fairer ways to distrib-
ute anti-bird flu medicines and
vaccines, saying that poor
countries worst affected by the
virus were getting a bad deal.-
"We need to gear the world's
preparedness and response
mechanism around a new par-
adigm, which puts equality
between countries at the center
of our defense strategies," he
told the meeting that wrapped
up Wednesday.
For months, Supari has
demanded that WHO change
its 50-year-old virus sharing
system, in which it collects reg-
ular flu samples worldwide and
makes them freely available to

vaccine makers and others,
arguing it discriminated against
poor countries.
"Only 10 percent of the
world's population is concen-
trated in Europe and North
America, yet that part of the
world holds 90 percent of the
production capacity for
influenza vaccines," she told
the delegates.
Dr. David Heymann,
WHO's top flu official who
helped lead the meeting, said
an exclusive temporary
arrangement was worked out
with Indonesia that would
require vaccine companies to
seek permission before using
its viruses.
He said other countries
would continue to use the cur-
rent free-sharing system, but
would know where their virus-
es were being sent.
Indonesian health officials,
however, appeared to have 4
different interpretation, believ-
ing that the recommendations
would apply to all countries,
not just their own, according
to a ministry statement. The
reason for the discrepancy was
not immediately clear.
Those taking part in the
three-day gathering discussed
ways to ensure a fairer distrib-
ution of medicine, including
creating stockpiles of vaccines
for use in poor countries and
transferring technology so they
can produce their own.
Recommendations will be
taken to the World Health
Assembly for discussion in

* INDONESIAN hospital staff carry the body of a bird flu patient on a stretcher at a hospital in
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia on Wednesday. Indonesia, the nation hardest hit by bird flu,
announced three more human deaths from the H5N1 virus Wednesday, a day after it agreed to
resume sending virus samples to international researchers on condition they would not be made
freely available to commercial vaccine makers.
(AP Photo/Trisnadi)


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Sri Lanka claims to have seized

major separatist rebel base

SRI Lankan troops have dri-
ven separatist Tamil rebels from
a key base in eastern Sri Lanka,
the Defense Ministry said
Wednesday, amid calls by the
United Nations to end the
bloodshed, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
There were no military casu-
alties in the assault late Tuesday
on the rebels' Kokkadicholai
base, military spokesman Brig.
Prasad Samarasinghe said,
adding the Tamil Tigers fled,
leaving behind an arsenal of
"We have captured the
Kokkadicholai base," in Bat-
ticaloa district, from which the
rebels launched attacks on gov-
ernment troops in the region,
Samarasinghe said.
The military has stepped up

its operations in the east over
the past few weeks, forcing
rebels to withdraw from more
than a dozen bases and killing
more than 140 insurgents.
Samarasinghe said.
There was no independent
confirmation of his claim.
Rebel spokesman Rasiah
Ilanthirayan said they had aban-
doned the area before the
attack. "There were none of our
fighters there as we left that
place a week ago."
He also said guerrillas thwart-
ed an attempt by paramilitaries
to infiltrate a rebel-held area in
Chinkaladi, in Batticaloa, on
Wednesday, and two attackers
were killed in the gunbattle.
"They retreated leaving
behind two bodies," said Ilan-
The rebels blame government
troops for supporting paramili-
tary groups, but the government

denies the accusation.
Sri Lanka's government,
meanwhile, renewed an offer to
hold peace talks with the rebels
following two days of dramatic
rebel assaults, including a sui-
cide bombing and the insur-
gents' first air strike in their
more than two-decade cam-
paign for a separate Tamil
The attacks Monday and
Tuesday killed 11 people and
wounded 36, prompting the
government to issue the call for
peace talks. The rebels have not
responded to the government's
UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon urged the two sides to
"break this vicious cycle of
attack and retaliation," and
"return to the negotiating table
as soon as possible, without pre-
The rebels launched their

fight for an independent home-
land for the country's 3.1 mil-
lion Tamils in 1983 after
decades of discrimination by
the majority Sinhalese. In the
years since, they have pio-
neered the use of suicide bomb
belts and slowly built up a navy

of small gunboats.
Hopes for peace that foj-
lowed a 20(02 cease-fire have
been dashed in the past 18
months as sporadic shootings
and bombings have grown into
all-out war in eastern and north-
ern Sri Lanka, where the Tigers

want to establish their separate
An estimated 65,000 people
were killed in fighting before
the cease-fire, and at least 4,000
fighters and civilians are esti-
mated to have died in the last 18

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* IN this Hand Out photo provided by the Sri Lankan Media Center for National Security, Sri
Lankan soldiers are seen with arsenal of weapons that Tamil Tiger rebels left behind in
Kokkadicholai base, in Batticaloa, about 220 kilometers (138 miles) northeast of Colombo, Sri
Lanka on Tuesday i"n '
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THE public and private sec-
tors should increase co-opera-
tion to better combat terror
financing, experts said at a
homeland security conference
Wednesday, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

While the costs of individual
terror attacks might be decreas-
ing, the behind-the-scenes
expenses are still considerable,
speakers told a forum at the
Global Security Asia confer-
"There's a lot of money out
there, and this is why it is such

an important aspect of the intel-
ligence picture, and must be
seen as part of the threat we
have to deal with," said Michael
Chandler, former chairman of a
UN monitoring group that
tracked sanctions against
Osama bin Laden and the Tal-

"If you look at the sliding
scale since 9-11, the costs do
appear to have gone significant-
ly down for the actual attacks
that have been perpetrated and
publicized," Chandler said. "But
it is the money that goes on
behind which we have to be
interested in, the money that is


used prior to the attacks, by the
people in their preparations, in
all the travel that goes on, in the
acquisition of very high-quality
Chandler and two others
were speaking at the three-day
Global Security Asia confer-
ence and exposition, which has
gathered more than 6,000 dele-
gates to share expertise on
homeland defense and terror-
ism-fighting technologies.
"There is no terror without
money," said Gunawin Husin, a
research fellow at Singapore's
International Center for Politi-
cal Violence and Terrorism
"Many still fail to understand
that this is a multidimensional
challenge. It requires active par-
ticipation from every single sec-
tor law enforcement, banking
sectors, regulatory sectors and
others," he said.
.He urged more internation-
al sharing of intelligence and
better feedback to "create a
more hostile environment for
SThe speakers also highlighted
the importance of following the
paper trail in investigating ter-
rorist activities.
.'Michael Elsner, a partner at

the US-based Motley Rice law
firm, said his team has unco4
ered nearly 2 million pages
financial records related to tQ
financing of the September 1'
2001, terror attacks and suiciC
bombings in Israel. His first
represents victims of the Worg
Trade Center attacks and aM
August 2001 bombing at.
pizzeria in Jerusalem.; .
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have filed suit against -Ar
Bank, a Jordanian bank with
New York branch, alleging'
directly and knowingly providA
financial support to Hamai
Discovery in that case has
far yielded me than 180,0
transaction records from Sauj
and Arab banks showing pa)
ments to the familiesof suicil
bombers who conducted attacI
in Israel. I
"Victims of terrorist attack
have generally as their uni\ ersl
goal not the collection of funq
but the opportunity to expo4
those who provide financial
resources to terrorists," Elsnt
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vate donors, Islainic charities
front companies; legitimatt
businesses and those involves
in the heroin and) opium trade.

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About two-thirds of world's largest cities

in endangered coastal zones, stud

* LONDON New York; Mumbai, India;
Shanghai, China; Jakarta,
FOR the first time, a scientific Indonesia; and Dhaka,
study has identified the world's Bangladesh.
low-lying coastal areas that are Asia is particularly vulnerable,
vulnerable to global warming and in general poorer nations are
and sea-level rise, and urged most at risk, the peer-reviewed
major cities from New York to scientific study said.
Tokyo to wake up to the risk of The study in the journal Envi-
being swamped by flooding and ronment and Urbanization does
intense storms if nothing is done, not say exactly what should be
according to Associated Press. done, but it warns that it will not
In all, 634 million people live be cheap and it may involve
within such areas defined as moving lots of people and build-
less than 10 meters (33 feet) ing protective engineering struc-
above sea level and that num- tures. And, it adds, countries
ber is growing, according to the should consider halting or reduc-
study released Wednesday. ing population growth there.
Of the more than 180 coun- "Migration away from the
tries with populations in the low- zone at risk will be necessary but
elevation coastal zone, about 70 costly and hard to implement, so
percent have urban areas of coastal settlements will also need
more than 5 million people that to be modified to protect resi-
extend into it, including Tokyo; dents," said study co-author Gor-

don McGranahan of the Inter-
national Institute for Environ-
ment and Development in Lon-
In a separate matter, the
authoritative Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change next
week is expected to alert the
world that coastlines already are
showing the impact of sea-level
rise and global warming and that
it is expected to worsen.

The IPCC which will issue a
report on how climate change
will effect human health, cities,
agriculture, industry and different
species is expected to say that
about 100 million people each
year could be flooded by rising
seas by 2080.
"As the effects of climate

change .become increasingly
clear, the location of the coastal
settlements most at risk should
also become evident." said the
article by McGranahan, Debo-
rah Balk of the City University of
New York and Bridget Ander-
son of Columbia University.
"Unfortunately, by this time,
most of the easier options for
shifting settlement patterns, and
modifying them so that they are
better adapted to the risks of cli-
mate change, will have been fore-
closed," the study said.
In February, the IPCC warned
of sea-level rises of 18-58 cen-
timeters (7-23 inches) by the end
of the century, making coastal
populations more vulnerable to
flooding and more intense storms
such as typhoons and hurricanes.
Some scientists also have said
a far faster sea-level rise more

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than a nieter (3.3 feet) per cen-
tury could result from acceler-
ated melting of the Greenland
ice sheet or the collapse of the
Western Antarctic ice sheet.
The new study said about 75
percent of all people living in vul-
nerable low-lying areas around
the world are in Asia, and that at-
risk poor nations such as
Bangladesh and small island
states like the Maldives should
receive help dealing with the
problem from rich Western
countries, which released many
of the world's greenhouse gases
after industrializing.
Between 1994 and 2004, about
one-third of the world's 1,562
flood disasters occurred in Asia,
with half of the total 120,000 peo-
ple killed living in that region,
the study said.
Around the world, human set-
tlement has long been drawn to
coastal areas, with people often
preferring to live within 100 kilo-
meters (62 miles) of coasts and
near major rivers. Today's threat-
ened low-lying areas now con-
tain about 2 percent of the
world's land and 10 percent of
its population, the report said.
Many such areas have long
been vulnerable to natural dis-
asters such as flooding and trop-
ical storms, but climate change is
likely to increase that risk, and
governments will need a long
lead time to respond effectively
to the problem, the study said.
But such actions may not be
"Migration away from lowest
elevation coastal zones will be
important, but can be costly and
difficult to implement without
causing severe disruptions," the
study said. Still, it said, "Rela-
tively small shifts in settlement
location, out of a coastal plain
onto more elevated ground, can
make a major difference."
That is especially true in Chi-
na, a country with an export-ori-
ented economy that has created
special economic zones in coastal
Fast economic growth has
been associated with very rapid

y says

coastward migration, with th-~-
population in low-lying areas
growing at almost twicethe--.
national population growth rate-
between 1990 and 2000, the siucyly
said. -
"Unless something is done,,
there is the possibility that, as
well as the people living in the
low-elevation coastal zone, Chi-
na's economic success will be
placed at risk," it said.
The study ranked the vulnera-
bility of the world's countries in
several different ways.

The five with the largest total
population living in threatened-:
coastal areas are China, Iridia .
Bangladesh, Vietnam and
A draft copy of the upcoming -"
IPCC report, obtained by The,;-
Associated Press, said the costs,:
and consequences of flooding are. -.
far higher in developing coun-."
tries, compared with industrial
nations. The report said for every-
person displaced by flooding in;.-
an industrial nation, 30 will"be'
displaced in a developing country.
and 12 times more land is likely.
to be flooded in poorer countries
than richer ones...
When nations are ranked by'-
the largest total land areas in the
zone, the leaders are Russia,.
Canada, the United States, Chi-.
na and Indonesia.
The draft copy of the upconr-
ing IPCC report said in North-
America, the two biggest cities,,'
Los Angeles and New York, are, .
at risk of a combination of sea-
level rise and storms with waters
rising "up to several meters.
deep." By 2090, under a worst- *
case scenario, megafloods that'
normally would hit North Amer-
ica once every 100 years "could
occur as frequently as every 3-4
years. "
The five nations with the
largest share of their land in the-.
zone are the Bahamas, tlie'
Netherlands, Bangladesh, French
Polynesia and Gambia.

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Deputy Prime qMinister &'
minister of ationa(SecLU? ity

I am delighted to see Ms. Juanita
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the senior command of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force as
Assistant Commissioner of Po-
lice with responsibility for Coinm-
munity Policing and School Se-
curity. In The Bahamas, women
continue to assume leadership
positions in public and private
--. sector organizations, making invaluable contributions to our coun-
S:try's growth and development.
The elevation of Ms Colebrooke is particularly significant in the
,. traditionally male dominated field. But, Ms Colebrooke is an Assis-
tant Commissioner today, not because she is a woman, but because
-of her vast experiences, skill and training.
She is a forty year veteran who has work in numerous departments
of the force and has garnered the respect and admiration of both
-pher peers and supervisors. She has over the years encourage the
development of officers under her command realizing that she had
a part to play not only in their development but the development
of the entire force. It is this type of commitment to duty and
country that has propelled to this stage in her career. She brings
much to the policy level and I expect that Force would benefit
greatly from her views and opinions.
SI have been told of her stern commitment to the rules and regula-
-dons of the force and her willingness to pass on her knowledge of
policing issues to others. She will forever be a reminder to others
that there are no-boundaries-",rthose whotre willing to go the
extra mile and become extraordi. officerss. -
Ms. Colebrooke i8a trailblaz i# WFHer p 16n. Let her ascen-
:dancy in the ranks be an inspiration to all and especially female
-officers. She has set the goalpost high, but sky is the limit for offi-
cers who work hard, maintain their integrity, remain focused and
continue improve themselves to be the best they can be.
"Congratulations to ACP Juanita Colebrooke on your well deserved
.accomplishment and congratulations to the Commissioner and the
Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Remarks from
SMs. Juanita E. CoC erooke
-:'::. 5~ Assistant Coumminsioner of'Po'ice

Message from
Mr. TPau F'W Faruharson,

Commissioner of Police

On behalf of The Royal Bahamas
Police Force I am pleased to offer
my congratulations to Ms. Juanita
Colebrooke on her promotion to
Assistant Commissioner of Police.
This is the first time that a woman
had ascended to this rank and we
,welcome her as the first female of-
ficer to sit as a part of the policy
team of The Royal Bahamas Police
She is a forty year veteran who has a wealth of experience in all
aspects of policing. Over the years she has provided quality service
to the Bahamian public by performing her duties with excellence at
her various postings. She is indeed deserving of this promotion.
She has broken the pre-conceived barriers of women in the force
and continues to set a commendable pace, which highlights the
role of women in the Force and the country in general in recent
times. I am sure that her presence alone will do much for the force
and says much of Bahamian police women and by extension, fe-
male police officers in this region.
Her new portfolio as Assistant Commissioner with responsibility
for Community Policing and School Security is one that will re-
quires that she go forward and touch the lives of those in our com-
munity. Although this is a phenomenal task, high performance is
not newAdher,.
Even now. as news of your historical promotions sets alarms off in
every household in the Bahamas, I encourage you to continue to
make a valuable contribution to the development of policing in the
I salute you, Assistant Commissioner of Police Juanita Colebrooke.

I am elated to have been selected to serve as an Assistant Commissioner with responsibil-
ity for Community Policing and School Security within The Royal Bahamas Police Force. I
:;.am proud to be of service to the Bahamian public at this time in history when women are
able to give equal service as their male counterparts to their country. I am grateful to the
Commissioner and his management team who has continuously expressed their confi- WIN
dence in me and has supported the advancement of not only myself but other deserving :
females within The Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Over the past forty years I have endeavored to carry out my duties with great precision,
.relying on my knowledge of the law and guided by the policies of The Royal Bahamas Police Force. The road I have trav-
eled though long, it has proven to have built my character and exposed me to a wealth of experience and knowledge
-: which I can now pass on to others.

: I am excited about being a part of the Commissioners policy team which on a daily basis makes policies which mold and
shape the direction of the force. I feel that my presence will bring a new perspective to these decisions and it ensures that
the management of the force is more reflective of its population.

I want to encourage all officers both men and women to follow their dreams of becoming whatever their hearts desire be-
" cause with Gods help all things are possible.

N -

Remarks from
9nsyector qndiata eti r
iPresident Ca riean ~Associatio n of Women 'Police
S I am pleased to offer my congratulations to Ms. Juanita Colebrooke on her promotion to Assistant Commissioner of
Police. Throughout the region female police officers are make great strides by ascending to managerial ranks of
their various forces. Ms. Colebrooke represents the possibility and potential that now exist for female officers within
The Royal Bahamas Police Force.

'Words can not describe how we felt when we saw that the brass ceiling of our organization being moved beyond
what was once considered possible.
For this we are extremely grateful and we reflect on all those who have come before us to make this possible. There
are those women who would have dreamt the dream by becoming officers, then there were those of made in roads
by performing task (other than clerical) that were nontraditional for female officers, and now those who Would be the first in positions that would
have been perceived as impossible in the past. I am excited about what the next generation of female officers will offer to The Royal Bahamas Police
Force and the Bahamian public.

The Community Policing and School Security Divisions of the Force which she now heads have the responsibility to address many of our social ills. As
Violence against women and girls continues unabated around the world, one key component of her portfolio is domestic violence which has touched
many lives within our community and in particular the lives of women and children.

The Secretary General of the United Nation in his message for International Women Day 81 March 2007 under the theme "Ending impunity for vio-
lence against Women and Girls" stated that 'Empowering women is not only a goal in itself. It isa condition for building better lives for everyone'. I
am certain that she will make tremendous strides in both addressing and eradicated domestic violence in our society.

As we as women move forward in our quest to becoming decision makers, by creating change and meeting the challenges set before us we must always
rememberr that we are partners with our male counterparts and we are all striving to make the Bahamas a more peaceful and traniquilly community to
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Airport security

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jet tourism

Rood: Bahamas 'losing a lot of high-end
business' as US will not provide pre-
clearance until issues sorted out

Tribune Business Reporter
PRIVATE jets will not be provided with pre-clearance
facilities in the Bahamas until significant upgrades to securi-
ty at the Lynden Pindling International Airport have been
made, the US Ambassador said yesterday.
John Rood, himself a pilot, had hoped to advance the ini-
tiative prior to demitting office next month, but told The Tri-
bune yesterday that this is now not going to happen.
"Unfortunately, with the security issues at the airport, that
is not going to happen," Mr Rood said.
"If we can deal with the security at the airport... right now
we can circumvent pre-clearance and get things on planes. We
don't want to open up more opportunities, so once we deal
with airport security I am hopeful that we can find a way to
provide pre-clearence facilities for private planes to go to
the States."
Mr Rood said pre-clearance would greatly entice American
private pilots to 'hop over' to the Bhaamas from the US, as it
would eliminate an immedi-
ate stop in Miami or Fort
Lauderdale to clear customs SEE page 8B

Revenue reliance

blocks car import


Minister: 'It's very difficult to look at environmental policy

and restricting imports of cars' due to 60 per cent of

Customs revenue coming from vehicles and fuel

Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas' heavy depen-
dence on fuel and vehicle
imports to provide the bulk
of import duties makes it
"very difficult" for the Gov-
ernmeent to restrict new car imports to
reduce traffic congestion and benefit the
environment, the minister of state for
finance said yesterday.
James Smith said four transportation
line items petroleum and fuels; new and
used cars; motor vehicle parts; and spares
- generated some 60 per cent of Customs
revenues via import and Stamp Duties.
In turn, import duties account for just
over 50 per cent of per annum govern-
ment revenues, with Stamp Duties aver-
aging another 19 per cent per annum
he Iv. tLn 1990-2003. As a result, the Gov-,
ernment is highly dependent on Bahami-
an consumers' demand for cars, associated
spare parts and gasoline consumption for
the bulk of its revenues.
"It's very difficult to look at environ-
mental policy and restricting imports of
cars because this has an immediate impact
on revenues," Mr Smith explained.
The notion of restricting new vehicle
imports has been raised several times over
the years as a way to combat the increas-
ing traffic congestion that New Providence
is experiencing. Not only does this reduce
productivity, but car exhasut fumes and
emissions also have environmental impli-


(FILE photo)

Responding to a CARICOM Secretari-
at study on the fiscal implications for the
Bahamas of trade liberalisation, which
found that for the nation to maintain rev-
enue neutrality earn as much revenue
as it would have done if it still had import
tariffs it needed to impose a 14 per cent
Value-Added Tax (VAT) rate, Mr Smith

said: "Those figures are really not hard
and fast."
He pointed out that different studies,
using different methods and base.assump-
tions, would derive different results.
Among the issues they would have to
make assumptions on was the elasticity
of taxation, and how much of an increase
in revenues, a tax rise or change would
bring, as the relation was not 'one-to-one'.
Mr Smith said that in the event of trade
liberalisation, it was likely that the
Bahamas would take the "big items" out
of tariffs lines, and instead put them in
with excise taxes.
He added that the "exceptionally high
reliance" that the Bahamas was said to
have on Stamp Duties by the study mere-
ly reflected that this nation had a much
larger financial services industry than oth-
er CARICOM nations, generating a much
greater volume and worth of transactions
and instruments that needed stamping.
The August 2006 study for the CARI-
COM Secretariat, written by Eric Hutton,
Don Augustin and Lindsay Hodder, con-
cluded that the Bahamas' "exceptionally
high reliance" on Stamp Tax indicated it
was looked upon by the Government as a
'stealth tax'.
For the period 1990-2003, Stamp Duties
accounted for 19 per cent of total per
annum tax revenues in the Bahamas a
sum equivalent to 3.1 per cent of gross
domestic product (GDP).

SEE page 13B

EU told: 'Don't

Air traffic

prescribe' terms falls 8-9%
of Bahamas WTO since June

Tribune Business Editor
THE European Union (EU)
has been warned not to try and
set the terms of the Bahamas'
potential accession to full
membership in the World
Trade Organisation (WTO)
through the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA)
talks, a sign of how rules-based
trading systems are set to
change the Bahamian business
environment whether this
country wants it or not.
A report on the sixth meet-
ing between EU and CARl-
FORUM negotiators on the
EPA detailed how the
Bahamas was discussed exten-
sively by the two sides in rela-
tion to trade-related intellec-
tual property rights, and how

SEE page 15B

Tribune Business
AIR traffic to the Lynden
Pindling International Airport
has decreased by 8-9 per cent
since June 2006. the US
Ambassador said yesterday,
arguing that while the West-
ern Travel Hemisphere Initia-
tive (WHTI) mav have had an
impact on a decline in Bahami-
an hotel occupancy levels dur-
ing the 2007 first quarter. it
was not the only factor.
Mr Rood said the 'common
sense approach' to the WHTI's
implementation was still in
effect, responding to the
Bahamas Hotel Association's
(BHA) announcement that
occupancy numbers have seen
a decline that it also attributed

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installation of a lightning prevention sys-
tem will reduce power outages from light-
ning strikes.
In a statement, LEC said Grand Bahama
Power turned to it after lightning strikes
caused repeated outages on its transmis-
sion and distribution system.
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system to prevent lightning impacting
Grand Bahama Power's power generating

plant, associated switch yard, and sur-
rounding transmission lines and substations.
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cer of Starwood Hotels &
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.Mr Cotter, who will be based
at Kerzner International's
Plantation, Florida, offices, will
be responsible for the compa-
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The functional areas of mar-
keting, human resources, pub-
lic affairs and entertainment,
information technology and
global communications/public
relations at the Atlantis and
One & Only Ocean Club own-
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Mr Cotter said in a state-
ment: "Sol and Butch Kerzner
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Dubai, coupled with the excit-
ing growth prospects of
One&Only make Kerzner per-
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oriented hospitality company
in the world. I couldn't be
more excited to join Sol and
his great team."
Mr Cotter served as chief
operating officer of Starwood
Hotels and Resorts World-
wide, from 2000-2003, when he
was given the additional title of
president, which he held until
Prior to that, Mr Cotter
served as president of interna-
tional operations, a post he was
named to in December 1999,
after serving as president and
chief operating officer, Europe,
a position he held since 1994.
Prior to that role, Mr Cot-
ter served as vice-president and
president of the company's
Asia-Pacific division, based in
Hong Kong. Prior to his oper-
ational roles, Mr Cotter's 20
year sales and marketing expe-
rience culminated in his role
as executive vice-president,
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Grand Bahama Power Company has
signed a deal with a Colorado-based com-
pany that will provide lightning protection
for its power generation facilities and sub-
The utility company, a majority 55 per
cent stake in which is currently being auc-
tioned by US-based Mirant, is hoping that
the agreement with Lightning Eliminators
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, .; Big-ticket goods post disappointing increase
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dive as

Fed chief

Associated Press
NEW YORK Stocks fell
Wednesday after Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben Ber-
hanke chided investors who
*..my have looked past long-
dmrding concerns about infla-
tion. The Dow Jones industrials
fell nearly 100 points, the third
".rpht .session of declines.
flaOse in oil prices to a six-
t" m t high and a weaker-than-
. expected rise in orders for large
.L'ia, ufactured goods com-
," ded investors' concerns
In Capitol Hill testimony,
Bernanke said while core infla-
tion slowed modestly in the sec-
ond half of 2006, recent read-
ings remain "uncomfortably
high." He also said troubles .
among some mortgage lenders
that cater to those with poor
credit don't appear to have
spread to the broader economy,
though he added the situation
requires further observation.
Stocks rallied last week after
investors interpreted language
from the Fed as opening the
SWay to the possibility of a
d' dhti 1in interest rates.
"I think.what the Fed is try-K .'
ing to tell us is that it is between
a rock and a hard place. And
*hen you're between and a
rock and a hard place you just
;icai't move," said Drew Matus,
ieAibr economist at Lehman
otherss Holdings.
'.he Dow industrials fell
96.93, or 0.78 percent, to
1 %Z30036. The Dow fell by as
'- aMc as 140 points after the Fed
e'leased Bernanke's prepared
rears for his testimony.
Broader stock indicators also
pulled back. The Standard &
Poor's 500 index fell U.38, or
0.80 percent, to 1,417.23, and the
Nasdaq composite index fell
20.33, or 0.83 percent, to
Bonds fell, with the yield on
the benchmark 10-year Trea-
sury note rising to 4.62 percent
from 4.61 percent late Tuesday.
"It wasn't quite a perfect
storm but you had enough
winds buffeting the market
around so it made it hard,"
Matus said of the combination
of Bernanke's testimony as well
as the reading on orders for
durable goods and political ten-
sions between Iran and the
The dollar was mixed against
other major currencies, while
gold prices rose.
Adding to economic con-
cerns, oil prices continued to
climb amid political tensions in
the Middle East over Iran's
detention of British sailors and
Light, sweet crude rose $1.15
to settle at $64.08 per barrel
Wednesday, its highest level
since Sept. 11, 2006.
Declining issues outnum-
bered advancers by about 2 to 1
on the New York Stock
Exchange, where consolidated
volume came to 2.88 billion
.;.,Ohares compared with 258 bil-
*Jida Tuesday.
SThe Russell 2000 index fell
4.96, or 0.62 percent, to 797.40.
Overseas, Japan's Nikkei
stock average closed down 0.64
Percent, while Hong Kong's
HEdg Seng index fell 0.78 per-
citL The Shanghai Composite
I ndex, after a volatile session in
Which it had been down
sha.kply, rose L09 percent to its
Sefghth straight record close.
Britain's FTSE 100 closed
down 0.40 percent, Germany's
.DAX index fell 0.60 percent,
and France's CAC-40 declined
0.62 percent.

* A weaker-than-expected
rebound for durable goods was
disappointing and analysts were
especially concerned about
continued weakness in business
Investment, which fell by
1.2 percent in February.
Associated Press
WASHINGTON Orders to fac-
tories for big-ticket manufactured
goods posted a disappointing
increase in February that raised new
worries about the strength of the
Demand for durable goods
increased by 2.5 percent in February,
the Commerce Department reported
Wednesday. It was a weaker-than-ex-
pected rebound from a huge 9.3 per-
cent drop in orders that occurred in

That January decline jolted finan-
cial markets around the world and
contributed to a 416-point drop in the
Dow Jones industrial average on Feb.
27 as investors grew more worried
about a possible recession this year.
In the new reports, analysts were
especially concerned about contin-
ued weakness in business invest-
* ment, which fell by L2 percent in Feb-
ruary, the fourth decline in the past
five months.
This category, which covers non-
defense capital goods excluding air-
craft, is viewed as a proxy for busi-
ness plans to expand and modernize.
If business spending falters signifi-
cantly, it could raise the risk of a
recession in an economy already
struggling from a sharp slowdown in
Stephen Stanley, chief economist
at RBS Greenwich Capital, said he

had trimmed his estimate for eco-
nomic growth in the current January-
March quarter to 2.2 percent, match-
ing the lackluster performance of the
final three months of last year.
He called the weakness in busi-
ness investment "puzzling" and said
it may have been influenced by win-
ter storms last month.
But other analysts said it could be
an indication that businesses are cut-
ting back on plans to expand and
modernize in the face of an economic
slowdown that has lasted 12 months.
"Unfortunately, this comes at the
worst time for the economy as [busi-
ness investment] was expected to
provide some offset to the steady
contraction in housing," said Michael
Gregory, senior economist at BMO
Capital Markets.
The 2.5 percent increase in orders
for durable goods was led by a 9.6


PREMIUM SERVICE: Three weeks after getting himself the $200 Samsung handset for the V Cast
service, Charles Durham bought a second for his 13-year-old son, Brian.

Wireless industry brings

television to cellphones

* Seeking to spur new revenue,
the cellular industry is bent on
bringing live television to
Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. Try shop-
ping for a "Watchman" on Sony's
website, and all you'll find is music.
Though the company kept making
the handheld TV for two decades,
it never caught on like the Walk-
man, or, more recently, the iPod.
Yet it was earlier this decade,
right about the same time that Sony
was halting Watchman production,
that the cellular industry grew bent
on bringing live television to cell-
phones, unimpressed by the mar-
ket's apparent rejection of watch-
ing TV on a 2- or 3-inch screen.
Well, cell TV is here now. And
since it's not free like traditional
broadcast television, the wireless
industry will find out soon enough
whether people want their squint
In early March, Verizon Wire-
less introduced an eight-channel
service that broadcasts program-
ming, much of it identical to that
being shown on regular TV, includ-
ing shows from CBS, Comedy Cen-
tral, ESPN, Fox and NBC.
The service, delivered over an
$800 million network being built by
Qualcomm and slated to expand to
20 channels, will also be offered
later this year by AT&T's Cingular
Wireless under a recent deal.
Undeterred by the loss of these
two major wireless providers, a
rival venture started by cell tower
operator Crown Castle Interna-
tional is forging ahead with a trial
network across the New York City
area. The venture, Modeo, says it
remains confident it will launch the
service in 30 major markets at a

NEW VENTURE: Modeo says it will
launch service in 30 major
markets at a cost of up to
$500 million. Above, a Modeo
cellphone equipped with a TV

cost of up to $500 million.
A fool's odyssey in an industry
hungry for new growth? Perhaps
"I don't know if people will want
to watch it, but every time I say one
of these 'I don't know's,' it goes
beyond my wildest imagination,"
said Randall Stephenson, AT&T's
chief operating officer.
He pointed to the explosive
growth of text messaging despite
the lack of a full keyboard on cell-
phones, as well as the surprising
demand for ringtones, an $800 mil-
lion a year revenue stream for
Outside the United States,
400,000 people in Italy are using a

cell TV service launched less than a
year ago by the mobile carrier 3, a
unit of Hutchison Whampoa.
Those customers, representing
nearly 6 percent of the carrier's 7
million users, are paying as much
as 29.99 euros ($40) extra per
month to get TV on the go. In
Korea, several million have signed
up for mobile TV services from TU
Media and others since 2005.
Such a swift customer embrace
would likely thrill Verizon, which
is charging $15 to $25 a month for V
Cast Mobile TV. The company, its
revenue per subscriber stuck in the
$50 range, won't say how many cus-
tomers have signed up for TV since
the launch in roughly 20 markets,
but there are some encouraging
Three weeks after getting him-
self the $200 Samsung handset for
the V Cast service, Charles Durham
returned to the Verizon kiosk at a
BJ's Wholesale Club in Jackson-
ville, Fla., to buy a second for his 13-
year-old son.
Durham, the owner of a com-
pany that makes sanitizing com-
pounds, says he bought the phone
so he could watch Fox News when
he's waiting on an appointment or
eating lunch, but has been checking
ESPN for updates on the NCAA
basketball tournament and the Uni-
versity of Florida Gators.
"The quality is clear as a bell on
the basketball," he said.
Durham's example is especially
noteworthy because until now, he's
made little use of the premium ser-
vices on his Verizon phone, such as
mobile Web access or downloading
video clips, music or games. That
means the extra money he's paying
for mobile TV won't come at the
expense of Verizon's other gravy-
generating services.

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percent rise in demand for transpor-
tation products. Orders for commer-
cial airplanes were up 88.4 percent
after Boeing Co. reported 57 new
plane orders in February, up from 13
in January. Orders also rose 1.3 per-
cent in the troubled auto industry.
But outside of transportation,
there was widespread weakness.
Orders excluding transportation
were down 0.1 percent, the fourth
decline in the past five months.
Demand was down for steel and
other primary metals, for machinery
and for appliances, a drop that
reflected the weakness in housing.
Orders for computers and commu-
nication equipment were up.
Overall, the 2.5 percent increase
was the largest since a 3.5 percent rise
in December and pushed orders to a
seasonally adjusted total of $206.9
billion in February.





not out

of steam

* Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke said monetary policy Is
still aimed at combating Inflation
even though risks to economic
growth are multiplying.
Associated Press

ssC etceani
* n raised by "his predecessor,
Alan Greenspan, that the economy's
expansion could be in danger of fiz-
zling out.
But the good news for investors
stops there.
Bernanke said Wednesday that
Wall Street jumped too far last week
in thinking that Fed policymakers
had signaled interest rates might
drop. That new comment sent stocks
spiraling downward.
The Fed chief testified on Capitol
Hill amid growing concerns that
problems with risky mortgages and a
painful housing slump could send the
economy into a tailspin. Greenspan,
who left the Fed last year, recently
said there's a one-in-three possibility
of a recession this year.
But Bernanke while acknowl-
edging there are risks told Con-
gress' Joint Economic Committee
that the Fed does
not see such neg-
ative forces push-
ing the economy
into a recession.
"I would make
a point, I think,
which is impor-
tant, which is
there seems to be
a sense that
expansions die of BERNANKE
old age, that after they reach a certain
point, then they naturally begin to
end," Bernanke said. "I don't think
the evidence really supports that. If
we look at history, we see that the
periods of expansions have varied
considerably. Some have been quite
Greenspan, in remarks that con-
tributed to a gut-wrenching 416-point
plunge in the Dow Jones industrial
average on Feb. 27, suggested the
expansion, now in its sixth year,
could be in danger of petering out.
Bernanke said the Federal Reserve
last week changed its policy state-
ment which investors look to for
clues about future rate moves to
gain "a bit more flexibility, given the
uncertainties that we are facing and
the risks that are occurring on both
sides of our outlook."
There's an increased threat of
higher inflation on the one hand and
weaker-than-expected economic
growth on the other, he said. Those
economic crosscurrents can compli-
cate the Fed's job.
Last week the Fed again held a key
interest rate steady at 5.25 percent.
But it dropped language contained in'*
previous policy statements that had
spoken only of the possibility of rate
increases down the road.



LOWERING COSTS: Circuit City said store workers being laid off were earning 'well above
the market-based salary range for their role' and will be replaced as soon as possible
with employees who will be paid at the current market range.

Circuit City to cut

more than 3,500 jobs

Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. Circuit
City Stores said Wednesday it
plans to cut costs by laying off
about 3,400 retail workers, or
8.5 percent of its in-store staff,
and hiring lower-paid employ-
ees to replace them. It is also
trimming about 130 corporate
information-technology jobs.
Its shares rose 37 cents to
$19.25 in afternoon trading on
the New York Stock Exchange.
Circuit City, the nation's
No. 2 consumer electronics
retailer behind Best Buy, said
the store workers being laid
off effective Wednesday were
earning "well above the mar-
ket-based salary range for
their role." They will be
replaced as soon as possible
with employees who will be
paid at the current' market
range, the company said in a
news release.
"We are taking a number of
aggressive actions to improve

our cost and expense struc-
ture, which will better position
us for improved and sustain-
able returns in today's market-
place," Philip J. Schoonover,
Circuit City's chief executive,
said in a statement.
Circuit City employs about
40,000 part-time and and full-
time store employees, accord-
ing to spokeswoman Jackie
Foreman. Those being laid off
will get severance packages
and may apply for any open
positions after 10 weeks, Fore-
man said.
The company plans to
replace all 3,400 workers "as
quickly as store directors are
able," she said.
The Richmond-based com-
pany also plans to outsource
its information-technology
infrastructure o rations to
International- Business
Machines, a move that is
expected to cut IT expenses
by more than 16 percent over
the seven-year contract. About

50 of Circuit City's IT workers
will move to jobs with IBM
and remain on the Circuit City
contract. The other 80 corpo-
rate positions will be cut.
As part of the $775 million
contract, IBM will manage
data-center operations, store
support services, service desk
operations, e-commerce host-
ing operations, network ser-
vices, desktop support and
other IT functions, the com-
pany said.
The changes follow the
company's announcement this
winter of planned cost-cutting
measures and management
moves to improve sales and
cut expenses.
In Circuit City's interna-
tional operations, the com-
pany has hired Goldman Sachs
to advise the company on stra-
tegic options for its'InterTAN
retail store unit, which could
include selling the business.
Circuit City bought InterTAN
from RadioShack in May 2004.

PetroChina (PTR) has found an offshore
oil field that could become China's biggest
new domestic petroleum source in a decade,
with reserves of 2.2 billion barrels, the official
Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday.
The scale of the find, if confirmed, would
be welcome news to the communist govern-
ment. China became a net oil importer in the
late 1990s and now is the world's No. 2 con-
sumer after the United States, and consump-
tion last year rose another 9.3 percent to 2.4
billion barrels.
Such a field would be a "world-scale dis-
covery," said Gavin Thompson, an oil consul-
tantfor the Scottish firm Wood Mackenzie.

Shares of Beazer Homes (BZH) fell more
than 8 percent Wednesday after the FBI said
it is among agencies investigating possible
fraud in the company's mortgage lending
practices and other financial transactions.
The homebuilder said it was cooperating
with a prosecutor's request for documents.
The Atlanta-based company, which has
suffered hefty losses amid a downturn in the
housing market, is the subject of an investiga-
tion by the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office
in Charlotte, N.C., along with the Internal
Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development, FBI agent
Ken Lucas said Tuesday.
Beazer shares fell $2.64, or 8.4 percent, to
close at $28.77 on the New York Stock
Exchange after briefly sinking to a 52-week
low of $27.71. Its shares had been down more
than 17 percent in premarket trading.

Merck (MRK) and its Danish partner,
pharmaceutical company H. Lundbeck
(HLUKF.PK), are putting to rest develop-
ment of an insomnia drug that was in the final
human testing stage after
studies found safety prob-
lems, including hallucina-
The companies said Stock I.
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German sports car maker Porsche
(PSEPF.PK) said Wednesday it had com-
pleted its acquisition of more shares in
Volkswagen, boosting its stake in Europe's
biggest automaker to 30.94 percent and trig-
gering a formal takeover offer to VW's share-
holders. Porsche doesn't expect many VW
shareholders will accept its below-market-
price offer, however. *
Porsche had already said over the week-
end that it would acquire another 3.6 percent *
stake in Volkswagen in a move aimed at
shielding VW from hostile takeovers.
Though Porsche recognized that the addi-
tional shares would trigger a mandatory take-
over offer under German law by bringing its
total stake to greater than 30 percent, it said
such a takeover was not its intent at this time.
Consequently, it offered only the legal
minimum of $134.70 per Volkswagen share as
it had previously announced well below
their $150.55 price in midday Frankfurt trad-

One month after winning federal approval
for a coveted nonstop route to China, United
Airlines (UAUA) launched its inaugural
flight Wednesday from Washington's Dulles
International Airport to Beijing to the
applause of passengers.
"Flights from the United States to China
are always packed," said Matthew Alesse of 1
Buffalo, N.Y., whose work in the medical-
device industry takes him to China about
four times a year. Passengers say more flights ,
are needed as commerce between the nations ,
Previously, he would fly to China through
Chicago, where bad weather sometimes led
to delays.
Direct routes between the U.S. and China
are strictly rationed by international agree-
ment, in part because of busy airports in
China and a desire to protect domestic air-
lines there froth competition.


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sees SMART

growth route

in Bahamas

Fund redemptions cause assets under

management to fall 1.8% to $3.89bn, but all

other indicators up with 164% loan growth

Tribune Business Editor
Bahamas operations generat-
ed a 164.1 per cent in it loan
portfolio in fiscal 2006, the
Bermuda-based financial ser-
vices provider said in its annu-
al report, "reflecting growth in
international mortgage prod-
The Bahamian operation's
loan book increased to $14 mil-
lion during the year to Decem-
ber 31, 2006, with Butterfield
Bank (Bahamas) and Butter-
field Fund Services (Bahamas)
combining to produce a set of
results that trended positive for
all major indicators apart from
assets under management.
Butterfield Bank said the
Bahamian operations' saw
assets under administration
decline by 1.8 per cent during
2006,to $3.89 billion; something

the Bermuda parent attributed
to "a number of redemptions
from existing administered
However, it said Butterfield
Fund Services (Bahamas) had
seen growth in Specific Man-
date Alternative Regulatory
Test or SMART funds, which
were created by the Investment
Funds Act 2003 and are
designed to act as alternative
private wealth management
vehicles to the more tradition-
al trusts and International Busi-
ness Companies (IBCs).
Butterfield Bank said that
"new business was attracted by
the Bahamas' progressive
investment fund legislation",
with all SMART fund tem-
plates approved by the Securi-
ties Commission of the
Butterfield Bank's Bahamian
operations generated a 33.4 per
cent rise in net income to $2;2

million during fiscal 2006, with
revenues up 33.7 per cent to
$9.1 million.
Customer deposits grew to
66.4 per cent or $140 million,
with total assets up 60.4 per
cent to stand at $155.4 million.
Butterfield Bank added:
"During the year, the Bahamas
office generated strong growth,
as well as local and interna-
tional recognition, through
focused business development
and targeted marketing of
bespoke financial and fund
administration services."
Diamonds International's
attempt to acquire all or part of
Solomon's Mines, the luxury
goods retailer owned by recent-
ly-knighted entrepreneur, Sir
Garet 'Tiger' Finlayson, has
come to nothing after the two
parties were unable to come to
terms on a deal, sources told
The Tribune late.last night.



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Part five of the series highlights the

forth principle in our documented

Statement of Purpose.

"Public Choice:"

The intent of health care reform

must be to provide universal health

care coverage. It is important that

the public should have choice in

selecting their insurance carrier

and health care provider

National Coalition for

Health Care Reform

Tribune Business
The decline in hotel
occupancies during
the 2007 first quarter
may have resulted from the
fact that more visitors are
choosing to stay in other forms
of accommodation, tourism
director-general Vernice
Walkine said yesterday.
Responding to the
announcement by the
Bahamas Hotel Association
that their properties had seen a
slight decline in occupancies,
Ms Walkine told The Tribune
that the Ministry of Tourism
was finding that some visitors
are choosing to stay in alter-
native facilities, particularly as
so many properties are becom-
ing mixed-use facilities.
"So you have private homes,
condos that they are staying
in," she said.
Ms Walkine added that the

an In this article, the Na-
Stional Coalition for
Health Care Reform
(NCHCR) discusses
a-e- and outlines perhaps
our Snost fundamental

and important principle. 'Simply put, it is
the matter of public choice. You, as a con-
sumer in a modem, liberal and democratic
state should be given choices and options in
respect to whatever you choose to consume.
Even, wherever possible, in the consump-
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0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.265
1.26 Bahamas Waste 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.199
1.12 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 1,540 0.170
9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.35 10.35 0.00. 0.915
1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.078
9.50 Commonwealth Bank 14.00 14.00 0.00 0.998
4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.90 4.86 -0.04 0.118
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3.0988 2.6662 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.0988-*
2.6254 2.3312 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.625419"
1.2338 1.1592 Colina Bond Fund 1.233813-
11.3945 10.0000 FidelityPrime Income Fund 11.3945 .*.
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52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid S Buying price of Coaa nd Fielity
52wk-Low Lowest dosing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Seftg price of Coe and demy 23 March 2007
Previous Close Previous days weighted price for daily volume Lal Pric Last added oV-Ore-ur PDrie
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Traing volume of te prior week 8 February 2007
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS II A o n reported e gs per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shaer traded today NAV Nei Aes Valte 31 January 2007
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 mrnonlh NO MI-N lngI
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.... 8 February 2007

Ministry of Tourism will pay
close attention to the softness
that the hotels are experienc-
ing. But she said they believe
that the 2007 second quarter
figures will be stronger.
Ms Walkine added that
there were a number of fac-
tors which could have an
impact on occupancy levels.
"I do not think that the
Bahamas is unique in this,"
she said. "The entire region
has had some problems for a
number of reasons, including
the warm weather, the fact that
persons still had Christmas
bills, and the weather was nice.
They had no incentive to leave
She added that the soften-
ing of the US economy and the
fluctuating cost of fuel were
also factors that bear monitor-
Ms Walkine said the WHTI
has indeed had some impact
on the entire Caribbean, but
pointed out that even Puerto
Rico and the US Virgin
Islands, which marketed them-
selves as islands where US
passports were not required,
were seeing lower numbers.
Still, she said there has been
a dampening of demand and
industry officials will be meet-
ing to see what can be done.
In particular, Ms Walkine
said the industry will be dis-
cussing what can be done to
drive family visits this sum-
mer. "So we will be looking at
what incentives and offers we
can give them," she said.
She added that the Ministry
was looking at putting in place


a multi-faceted, multi-media
campaign to address this.
Ms Walkine pointed out that
the Bahamvention ad cam-
paign was created to increase
awareness that the Bahamas
could serve as an antidote to a
stressful life. "It was not a tac-
tile campaign to mitigate the
passport issue."
She said the Ministry has an
obligation to find the buttons
to get people to come to the

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All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq. ft. being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the Palmetto
SI s * 1Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement to Savannah
SSound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham's Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements forms a
portion of several parcels of land containing 2.947 acres or thereabouts and which also includes Lot No. 7B. This site encompasses a
2-storey structure comprising 3-bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathorooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family room, utility room, pantry,
kitchen, stairwell, basement, 2-car garage and attic office. The entire house is equipped with central air-conditioning. The upper floor
to the porch area has been converted into a storage and an area for the irrigation system and equipment. There is a pool area at the
rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities
"... .and services available.
Appraisal: $513,959.00

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

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

LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
i 1Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site
encompasses a two storey building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The
wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00

This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle roof
and L-shape in design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl
Appraisal: $265,225.00

AIII that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft
with asphalt shingled roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen. This house
I is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out. Without repairs it is not more than about 5
years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately 15ft above
sea level, with no likelihood of flooding irna hI r5~qne.,
Appraisal: $30,000.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white.


All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision known as Winton Heights, this property is comprised of a 26 year old
11/2 storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downstairs consisting of a foyer,
guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning units throughout
the house quality of construction and maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is
seven years the property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The
grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back, and a 20,000 gal rainwater
cistern under the front patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept.
Appraisal: $385,369.75
* lTraveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right painted
yellow trimmed white.

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

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

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

ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited,
and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway
and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00
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"I have a friend who lives in
Tallahassee, Florida, and he
goes to Las Vegas instead of
the Bahamas when he wants
to get away and go gambling,"
Mr Rood said.
"He flies a private jet all the
way to Las Vegas, and he does
it because when he leaves the
Bahamas, he has to stop and
clear customs in Fort Laud-
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hassee, and it's costing him a
lot more money and a lot more
The ambassador added: "It
is a shame, and the Bahamas is
losing business, and losing real
good business. It is the kind of
business that they ought to
work hard to try and attract,
and we need to be good part-
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opportunity or enticement for
those travellers by providing a
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the newly-appointed task
force, people will take it seri-
ously. Someone has to be given
the authority and held respon-
sible for airport security."
Mr Rood added that tourists
and Bahamians alike deserved
a better airport than what
exists right.now.
"It's the number one com-
plaint that I get from Ameri-
cans leaving the Bahamas, and
unfortunately that is the last
thing that they remember," Mr
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Associated Press Writer
an Iraq jobs program, the Pen-
tagon has helped reopen three
factories shuttered after the
2003 invasion, seeding the
ground by buying uniforms
and armored vehicles for its
Iraqi allies from two of them.
Reopening state-owned fac-
tories that produced everything
from cement to buses for Sad-
dam Hussein's regime is
among efforts President Bush
hopes will boost the economy
and help salvage a violent Iraq.
His strategy of increasing
troops there to try to calm vio-
lence is meant to buy the Iraqi
government time to move for-
ward on political reconciliation
and reconstruction.
In a program started nearly a
year ago, the Defense Depart-
ment has reopened a large tex-
tile factory in Najaf by buying
uniforms for Iraqi soldiers and
police that the U.S. has been
training and has reopened a
vehicle factory south of Bagh-
dad by buying armored vehi-
cles, said Paul Brinkley, deputy
undersecretary of defense in
charge of Pentagon business
modernization efforts. He has
been running the program.
Officials helped find other
customers for the third restart-
ed factory, in Ramadi, which
makes ceramic products.
Brinkley has been taking
representatives from private
industry in the United States
and elsewhere to Iraq to
encourage them to do business
in the country. One company
has agreed to buy 120 trucks



M REOPENING state-owned factories that produced every-
thing from cement to buses for Saddam Hussein's regime is
among efforts President Bush (shown) hopes will boost the
economy and help salvage a violent Iraq.

from the transport company
and another is expected to buy
clothing from the textile fac-
tory that Brinkley said could
be on American shelves by fall.
Brinkley declined to identify
the companies, saying they are
still negotiating.
After the 2003 invasion of
Iraq, occupation officials of the
U.S.-led Coalition Provisional
Authority decided to do noth-
ing with the government-
owned factories, hoping they
would quickly be taken over
by the private sector. Privati-
zation never happened as vio-
lence gripped the country and
disrupted the economy.
Brinkley said the program
will reopen private as well as

government factories.
Military commanders have
long seen employment as one
of the keys to slowing the vio-
lence. The idea of restarting
factories differs from some pre-
vious reconstruction efforts
that have had limited success in
that it is aimed at providing
long-term employment for fac-
tory workers as opposed to
short-term jobs with individ-
ual rebuilding projects.
Of some 200 large factories
that made up Iraq's former
industrial base, Brinkley said
the Pentagon believes 140 are
potentially viable and has iden-
tified ways to get 56 of them
running again, possiblyLAI,





wishes to announce that applications are now
being invited from all qualified members who wish to
be considered for recommendation as candidates for the
seats to become available on either the Board of Direc-
tors or The Supervisory Committee at the 30th Annual
General Meeting to be held on Saturday May 19, 2007.

All members interested in serving in either
capacity should collect an application form from any
office of the Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-operative
Credit Union Limited offices in Nassau, Freeport or Abaco.

The qualification for each post is available upon request.

Completed applications, along with the other information
requested should be returned to any of the offices on or
before the close of business on Friday April 27, 2007.

All Resolutions must also be submitted by Friday April
27, 2007.

Any application, not fully completed or without the
requested supporting information, or received after the
aforementioned date will not be eligible for consideration.



The exclusive master-planned Rum Cay Resort Marina (www.rumcay.com)
currently in the early stage of planning and development, will comprise
100-key condo hotel, circa 200 residential offerings, a 120-slip mega-yacht
marina and marina village as well as extensive recreational amenities

Montana Holdings Ltd owners of the Rum Cay Resort Marina, Rum Cay,
Bahamas are seeking a

Chief Financial Officer

to join its executive management team. Based in Nassau and reporting
directly to the CEO, the key responsibilities and accountabilities of the
CFO will embrace all strategic, financial, legal, government, corporate and
business planning activities of this multi faceted 700 million dollar resort

Experience, Qualifications and Key Skills required:

The successful candidate, an outstanding, results oriented, team player will
have a reputation for high professional ethics. (S)He will have exceptional
communication skills and provide strong leadership to the business in all
aspects of financial planning, accounting, reporting and control reporting.
(S)He will have proven ability to build a flexible and resilient team with
the skills and desire to deliver excellent results in a high stress environment.

Only candidates with the following experience will be considered for this
critical role:-

Minimum of 5 years senior management in a similar role.
Proven track record with a major hotel/resort organisation
Full ACCA, CPA or similar accreditation
Detailed knowledge of the financial investment community
Excellent technical accounting skills
Conversant with Sage Timberline & Great Plains software or
experienced in the synchronization of construction, marketing
and sales data

A highly competitive compensation and benefits package, will be
offered in line with the seniority and challenges of this position

In the first instance, please submit your resume, which will be treated
in strictest confidence by email only to island_developmentl@yahoo.com

The closing date for submission is Tuesday 10 April 2007




Florida jumps on renewable energy

Associated Press Writer
-;Florida would jump from
lackluster ranks to having the
moststringent renewable ener-
gy requirements for electricity
generation in the nation, under
a bilL.to be considered Thurs-
day.by a Senate committee.
The Senate's energy plan
(SB'996) would require half of
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new electricity in Florida to be
generated with renewable
energies such as biomass, wind
and solar by 2017. The Sun-
shine State currently generates
less than 10 percent of its elec-
tricity using nuclear power and
other renewable fuels, instead
relying primarily on natural
gas, coal and petroleum all
fossil fuels.
The 50 percent figure may
change during upcoming nego-

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tiations, but it signals that some
state lawmakers want Florida
to join at least 20 other states
and the District of Columbia,
which currently have renew-
able portfolio standards for
electricity production. Min-
nesota, for example, has a
requirement of 25 percent by
2025 the highest percentage
of any state to date, according
to the U.S. Department of
"I think it's very bold to set
an aggressive goal like that,"
said Susan Glickman, a con-
sultant for the Southern
Alliance for Clean Energy. "I
think it will certainly cause
people to look at what's in the
realm of the possible for Flori-

However, the House energy
plan (ENRC 07-01) approved
Wednesday by the Environ-
ment and Natural Resources
Council rejects a renewable
energy mandate until a study
can be conducted to recom-
mend a requirement. It opts
instead for tax incentives and
grants to spur the production
of renewable fuels such as
ethanol, which experts have
said could be readily produced
in Florida using materials such
as citrus and yard waste.
The Senate plan also con-
tains tax incentives, but its
author believes a mandate is
the best way to spur needed
investment in renewable ener-
gy to offset Florida's depen-
dence on foreign oil.

"We're dragging the power
companies kicking and scream-
ing to the table," said Sen.
Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton.
Rep. Bob Allen, R-Merritt
Island, the House energy head,
said incentives are a better way
to get industry to partner in
new initiatives.
"Mandating is the old cen-
tral government model where
it's Soviet style. You're telling
people, 'You shall do this,' and
you hope they will," Allen said.
"You can't make people spend
and invest dollars ... with a
mandate as fast as you can
when you incentivize it."
Florida Power and Light, the


state's largest electricity pro-
ducer, had not had time to
digest the Senate proposal.
"We'll evaluate it," said
spokesman Mayco Villafana.
The Senate bill contains
another provision that has his-
torically been unappealing to
power companies. It would
require the creation of a net-
metering program, in which
electricity customers who have
installed solar or wind tech-
nologies in their homes and
businesses would receive cred-
it for excess power they send
back out onto the grid.
Currently, there is no incen-
tive for people to use those
technologies because they may
not get credit for the energy
they produce.
Allen has said the House will
likely wait until next year to
look at net-metering so that
other policies can settle into
The Senate bill would also
create the Florida Alternative
Energy Development Corp.,
with the governor as chairman
of the board, to centralize the
state's energy efforts that are
now shared by multiple agen-
Both chambers want to cre-
ate incentives for the purchase
of hybrid and renewable fuel
vehicles, and to give property
tax breaks for the installation
of renewable energy technolo,
gies such as solar panels. And
both require the Department
of Environmental Protection
to conduct inventories of
greenhouse gas emissions.
If the Senate renewable
portfolio plan prevails, it will
amount to a mandated carbon
emissions reduction because
the 50 percent requirement
would come through the use
of clean technologies.
Talk of global warming, high
energy prices and national
security concerns have made
renewable energy a high pri-
ority for the first time in Tal-
"Other states have gotten it,
and they're going for it," Allen
said, "and if we don't we're
just going to be sitting here
bathing tourists." .

With origins in The Bahamas since 1978 and in the Cayman Islands and
the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1980, Fidelity is a financial services
group offering a comprehensive range of insurance services, domestic
and international banking, estate planning, pension services and corporate
finance as well as other financial products and services. Fidelity is now
inviting applications for a:

Director Co rpo rate Banking

Reporting directly to the President, the successful candidate will have the
following minimum requirements:- '

* Bachelor Degree in Business, Banking or Finance
* An MBA qualification would be an asset
* 5 years experience in international credit markets
* 10 years commercial credit experience at a managerial level
* Comprehensive understanding of structured financing solutions
* Strong financial and business analysis skills
* Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
* Proven record of delivery of presentations

The successful applicant will primarily be responsible forthe develop-
ment of Fidelity's corporate finance business in The Bahamas and across
the Caribbean and will be expected to travel on a frequent basis.

An attractive compensation package, including a comprehensive range of
employee benefits is offered.

Please send applications no later than April 15th, 2007 to:
Director Corporate Banking
Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box N-4853
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel (242) 356 7764
Fax (242) 326 3000
Email career rs 'fide litvbahamas.com


BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established international
private bank in The Bahamas, with its head office BSI AG, in Lugano, Switzerland
;since 1873, is presently accepting applications for:-


Applicants for the position of Head of Financial Services must have relevant financial
accreditation or professional qualifications, have in-depth knowledge of financial
instruments and international markets to ensure efficient supervision of the department,
its smooth running with approved counterparts & in accordance with established risk
limits, must know applicable local & international regulations and must maintain rapport
with the Private Banking Team. Fluency in Italian and flexible working hours are

Personal qualities:-

Minimum supervision
Extensive knowledge of international markets
Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
Analytical qualities and research orientated
Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook
Commitment to quality, service excellence and customer satisfaction


Control the operational aspect of the unit
Review & manage treasury & brokerage activities
Analyse and control 1st degree level risks
Ensure advanced troubleshooting -
Review alignment & implementation of portfolios under mgmt. mandates
Monitor & coordinate investment advisory services to PB & allocated clients
Support and train personnel of the unit

This position will report directly to the Managing Director.

Resumes should be faxed to #702 1253 or mailed or delivered to the offices of
BSI, addressed to:-

Personnel Officer
.BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
ElByside Executive Park, West Bay St. & Blake Road
'Nassau, Bahamas
Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.






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Volunteer vacations increase in popularity

AP Business Writer
Wood spent his recent vaca-
tion in rural Honduras, visit-
ing Mayan ruins but mostly
building latrines and pig pens.
That isn't exactly most peo-
ple's idea of a glorious week
in the sun. But it was thor-
oughly enjoyable for the assis-
tant high school principal -
and he apparently has grow-
ing company.
"It's fun to see how 80 or 90
percent of the people live in
this world and try to help them
out," said the Deer Isle, Maine,
resident, who was on a trip
organized by the group Sus-
tainable Harvest International.
More Americans are start-
ing to feel the same way about
vacations with a charitable or
humanitarian purpose, where
they can build housing or
schools, collect field data or
work at a refugee camp,
orphanage or archaeological
While the trend is hard to
quantify, a wide variety of
environmental, medical,
nature, children's and other
groups as well as churches
report that participation in vol-
unteer vacations is on the rise.
Surveys conducted recently
by CheapTickets.com, Trave-
locity and the Travel Industry
Association of America con-
firm that consumers are
becoming more interested in
vacations with a volunteerism
aspect, also known as "volun-
Opportunities that once
existed largely with nonprofit
activist groups are being adopt-
ed by a wide range of travel
agencies and tour operators,
too. Sally Brown, who heads
the Indianapolis not-for-profit
group Ambassadors for Chil-
dren, said the number of trav-
el organizations of various
kinds that offer voluntourismn
trips has probably doubled in
the past three years.

Like the 55-year-old Wood,
many of the vacation volun-
teers are baby boomers, who
have the money to spend and
the time to donate as they edge
closer to retirement. But with
inspiration coming from a vari-
ety of sources be it 9/11,
Hurricane Katrina or just hav-
ing more disposable income -
participants range from
teenagers to retirees. Volun-
tourism is catching on in col-
lege campuses, where many
students would rather spend
spring break doing something
altruistic than carousing.
They don't always have to
rough it, either. Ambassadors
for Children even offers a
"light" mission in which trav-
elers stay at a four-star hotel in
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and
spend three of the eight days
visiting an orphanage, library
and preschool. That may
appeal to a family group wish-
ing to make a cultural connec-
tion, Brown said, or just those
wanting to mix purpose with
"Immersion with volun-
tourism is so much more than
you could get by sitting on a
beach or on a tour bus," said
Brown, a one-time flight atten-
dant who founded the organi-
zation in 1998.
Wood, who also is a.history
teacher, didn't spend much
time seeing historic sites on his
February trip with Sustainable
Harvest International. Found-
ed by former Peace Corps vol-
unteer Florence Reed, the
organization addresses the
tropical deforestation crisis by

providing farmers with sus-
tainable alternatives to slash-
and-burn agriculture.
He and his group spent a
week in a village without elec-
tricity, running water or cell
phone reception, sleeping in
dormitories or with families.
Arising at 6 every morning to a
breakfast of beans and tortillas,
they spent the days digging
holes, pouring cement and cut-
ting wood.
The composting latrines they
built fit with the group's focus
on sustainable agriculture,
since the waste can be a rich
source of nutrients for family
crops and trees. They also left
Wood with a sense of personal
satisfaction from all his hard
"It's fun, and it gets some-
thing done," he said. "You can
stand back and say 'I built two
latrines.' Or, if you want to
look at it more existentially,
'I've helped people not pollute
their land, I've helped people
produce compost or make it
so they can burn and cook
without cutting down their
It cost him $1,000 for the 12
days, not including air fare.
That paid for lodging, food,
transportation, tools and
"peace of mind," he said.
"It's hard work, but there's
nothing to worry about,"
Wood said. "No one can get
ahold of you so you're not wor-
rying about the stock market
or worrying about family too

much. There's no communica-
tion so it's a very nice break
from the pressures of the job."
Dr. Peggy Fuller, a derma-
tologist, went to Sri Lanka to
build houses in 2005 after see-
ing the magnitude of the tsuna-
mi devastation. Taking a sab-
batical from her successful
practice in Charlotte, N.C., she
spent several weeks making
and hauling cinder blocks, cart-
ing dirt, carrying water and
"I probably wasn't much
help at all," said Fuller, 47. "I
wasn't there very long. But to
see the people's faces they
were so happy we were helping
them. That's something you
don't forget."
Accountant John Witkowski
used to take his wife and four
children on vacation to nation-
al parks or the Caribbean or
Mexico. Now the children are

grown and they go instead on
what is becoming an annual
trip to an orphanage in
Guatemala, where they and
other church members stay in
gender-separated quarters at
the facility run by nuns in
Guatemala City.
"This is more draining men-
tally, but it's much more
rewarding," said Witkowski,
54, of Colts Neck, N.J.

Their task while there, he
said: "Love the kids" and do
maintenance projects while
they're in school. Despite the
language barrier, he feels he
connects with the kids through
play, joking around and show-
ering them with attention and
"I was overwhelmed that
there's so much to do and so

little time and can you effectu-
ate change. But there's so
much to do, you just can't give
up," he said.
Alyssa Stahl, 37, a bank vice
president in Chicago, went to
West Virginia with Global Vol-
unteers to help build houses in
Appalachia last October after
finding the group in an Inter-
net search for groups that do
volunteer vacations. She did a
lot of spackling and painting.
working as a mentor to lid-
vantaged youths. ,-
She's already plairning
another trip soon to a NAlive
American reservation in;3n-
tana where she will do ~!fhier
tutoring, light construction or
cleanup projects.
"You feel that you're help-
ing people and you're also get-
ting to learn about a different
culture, whether it's West Vir-
ginia or Tanzania," she said.

Lot of land with a combined area of 11,500 sq.ft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescent in Baillou Dale Sub-
division off Baillou Hill Road. The property is comprised of an 18yr old single family residence consisting
of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living, family, dining, kitchen and laundry rooms. The
building is enclosed and landscaped with a grass lawn, flowering plants and fruit trees.
Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone.

For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
Credit Risk Management Managing Director's Office
at: 356-1685 or 356-1608
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management Managing Director's Office,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 27, 2007

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since 1873, is presently accepting applications for:-

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must have relevant financial accreditation or professional qualifications, in-depth
managerial experience in all phases of securities & other assets in the offshore banking
industry, overall processes including front office & operations activities, and be fully
abreast of today's sophisticated private banking products. Must be knowledgeable of
international markets, financial instruments and of local legislation, regulatory & statutory
matters as well as international banking practices. Fluency in Italian is definitely

Personal qualities:-

Proven ability to supervise staff & control the daily flow of transactions & direct
and guide staff through knowledge and example
Must have demonstrated practical organization of self and others
Ability to assess, evaluate and make recommendations
Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
Possess analytical qualities
Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook
Commitment to quality, service excellence and customer satisfaction


Necessary liaison with units Private Banking & Service Provider (Outsourcer)
Verify that processed transactions are correctly settled
Perform control of administrative tasks to be executed locally
Ensure reconciliations of outstanding items and that pending items are resolved
Monitor & manage booking of structured products
Guide and train personnel in the unit

This position will report directly to the Head of Private Banking.

Resumes should be faxed to #702 1253 or mailed or delivered to the offices of
BSI, addressed to:-

Personnel Officer
BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Bayside Executive Park, West Bay St & Blake Road
P. 0. Box N -7130
Nassau, Bahamas
Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.

Domestic Investment Board

Presents ,.

1st Annual Trade Show and Expo

Soldier Road Industrial Park

Thursday, March 29, 2007

9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Guest Speaker:

The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie

Prime Minister

Official Opening Ceremony


The general public is invited to come and see the wide
array of Bahamian made Products.

Manufacturers wishing to display their products can
contact Mr.Kevin Simmons .at Simmons Manufacturing.;


SCFA Society of The Bahamas

206/007 Offcers & Directors
[l id Slitter, CFA
Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust
Pb Box N4853, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 356 7764
Fmail. david.slatterfidelitvbahamas.com
Kiltina M. rOL. CFA
fempleton Global Advisors Ltd.
PO Box N7759, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 362 4600
Fax: (242) 362 4308
Email: kfox4templeton.com

David gamirez, CFA
Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.
PO Box N-4873
Nassau lahamas
Ph: (2 ) 302 2217
Fax: (24)327 6610

qhristoAer Dorsett, CFA
(tigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
Pp Box N 8158, Nassau, Bahamas
Pj: (242) 302 8668
Fax: (242) 302 8569
nail: Christopher.a.dorsettl@citigroup.com




Topic: "h Estate Plaining Part of Asset Allocation?"

Friday March 30,2007

12: paI
12:3l p.

Cocktail Reception
Speaker's Address

Air traffic falls

8-9% since June

FROM page 1B

Fka arrive promptly!

Locati: ilan 'sof Chicago
Cari Room
East Bay Street

Speaker: FramiEs l Aubert
independent Private Banker, Switzerland


Members $25.00
Nm-Members $35.00
(If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to:
CFA Society of The Bahamas)

Reservation: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED -byMar.28, 2007
Chri Dorsett, CFA
*Pranment required through one of the Board

FrancMh E. Aubert i an independent private banker who advises his
clients on overall strategy, asset allocation, risk analysis, estate planning,
and tax evaluation., ie is also a consultant on issues regarding exports of
goods and services to the Middle East. Mr. Anbert lectures in business
administration at IUKB (State University of Valais) and New York
College's Eropeu campuses and is a trainer for ISFB (Geneva Banks
Training Institute). He is a board member of the Swiss CFA Society and a
member of the CFA Institute Professional Development Committee. Mr.
Albert hold a MBA from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and
is a Certied Fi cial Analyst and Portfolio Manager (AZEKICFPI), a
NLP practilher, ad a PADI Divemaster.

"Is Estate Planning Part of Asset Allocation?"
The crret tried is to include estate planning as one of the elements of
asset allocation. Bt is it where it should be? Shouldn't it be placed
upstream? Alcating assets according to specific uses mostly focuses on
tax efficient, Bt what if the customer's place of residence is tax free or
almost? This presentation explores the advantage of an approach that
first analyzes the estate planning needs, including items such as family
protect or children's education, matching them with the current
sores of ieLm e, d then only allocates the funds to various investment
portMfdo ul os er investment vehicles to meet the customer's needs

to a number of factors.
"My belief is that tourism is
a function of a variety of
things. It's a function of price,
how easy is it to get from the
airport to the hotels, which is
roads. It is a function of the
airport, the cost and availabil-
ity of airplanes; it's a variety
of things and each one has an
impact," said Mr Rood.
"That is what has frustrated
me about this passport discus-
sion. People look at that as the
only thing that is going to
change tourism. It is just one
factor all these things; quality
service training, roads, airport,
have an effect."
Mr Rood said that while
the WHTI may have been a
small component, there were
"Cancun opening up is also a
component, and that is a huge
number of hotel rooms that
were not available last year,"
he added.
"We've seen a decrease in
traffic to the airport seen June
of last year of between 8-9 per
cent, and so it started to drop
as of June on previous year's
figures, so there is something
going on from June of last year
that has caused air traffic to
Mr Rood said it could also
be factors such as the renova-
tions to the Cable Beach 0 UNITED STATES AMB
Resorts, with the Radisson
being converted to a Sheraton,
and the pull out of Virgin Air-
lines, which caters largely to
UK travellers who do not face Rood said.
passport issues. "That word is getting out in
"Unfortunately, we are now record numbers. We still have
up to 10 weeks delays if you in effect the common sense
don't expedite the passports. approach. If there is someone
We continue to advertise, pro- who doesn't have a passport
mote and notify Americans on a limited basis ,and not a
thatWlltreedpassporte," Mr recurringg travel basis, they

(FILE photo)

can enter back into the United
States without a passport."
Mr Rood said the US gov-
ernment has kept that in effect
because they do not have the
capacity to generate passports
in the timeframe they would
like. .;,. ., ': ,' ..

Ambitious, hardworKing ao nigniy motivated Bahamian
couple sought to run established marina and restaurant
on Rum Cay.

Montana Holdings Ltd owners of Rum Cay Resort
Marina, currently under deveTopment have just acquired a sister
property, on the island of Rum Cay. Sumner Point Marina extends
over 26 acres across the south eastern corner of the island with
docking for 30 boats up to 160 ft in length, a newly.refurbished 30
sweater restaurant and guest accommodation for up to 16 persons.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:-
all marina, restaurant and lodging operations;
Full P+L and budgetary accountability including F+B,
reservations and inventory control.
Oversee all maintenance and repairs
Manage housekeeping of rental villas
Supervision of staff and suppliers.
Co-ordinate Montana client visits to Rum cay
Manage Montana Sales Office on Rum Cay

Skills and Attributes

minimum 5 years prior management in a similar establishment
Excellent marine, general engineering and maintenance skills
Experienced chef or professional qualification in hotel and
catering management
Superb organisational and administrative skills
SExtremely computer proficient
Highly motivated self starters who have the will and talents to
operate a challenging business in a remote location with total

Remuneration package commensurate with experience, will include
competitive salary and benefits, return flights to Nassau, fully subsidized

Closing date for applications 04/04/2007.
H.R. Manager
Montana Holdings Ltd
P.O. Box N-9322
Nassau, Bahamas

Fax 677 3007
Email: island_.dev opmentl@yahoo.com

I -





Pursuant to Section 15(2) of The Financial Intelligence Vnit
Act, 2000, the public is hereby notified that, the revised
Suspicious Transactions Guidelines Relating to the
Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of
Terrorism (The "2007 Guidelines") for financial institutions
within The Commonwealth of the Bahamas have been issued
and are effective as of 19th March 2007.

The 2007 Guidelines replace those Guidelines issued in
December 2001.

Copies of the 2007 Guidelines can be obtained between the
hours of 9a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday, from the
Administrative Offices, The Financial Intelligence Unit, 3rd
Floor, Norfolk House, Frederick Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Anthony M. Johnson
Financial Intelligence Unit
P.O. Box SB 50086
Nassau, The Bahamas



i~sgsa~ I - r-1


Revenue reliance blocks

car import restrictions

FROM page 1B

Yet out of the rest of CARI-
COM, the next most reliant
nation on Stamp Duties, when
measured as a percentage of
total tax revenues, is Anguilla
at 8.8 per cent, followed by
Belize at 8.6 per cent.
Yet Mr Smith said yesterday
of the CARICOM study: "It
doesn't quite understand the
nature of the financial services
industry, which accounts for
15-20 per cent pf our econo-
"Stamp Duty applies to an
instrument that has to be
stamped and registered. In a
financial services industry, you
generate a lot of Stamp Duties,

including cheques and wire
transfers, and these things
reflect the contributions by
financial services, rather than
, dependency."
He added that no other
country in the Caribbean, oth-
er than Bermuda and the Cay-
man Islands, had a financial
services industry of the size
and scope that the Bahamas
Mr Smith said real estate
also generated a tremendous
amount of Stamp Duty rev-
enues, adding that the investor
group that acquired Kerzner
International and took it pri-
vate would have paid at least
$25 million in such taxes.
"They don't have that kind
of profile [elsewhere] in the
Caribbean," Mr Smith said.
"Our economy is a lot different
in terms of the volume and
nature of transactions."

The minister said the Inter-
national Monetary Fund
(IMF) and others had done
studies that went well beyond
the CARICOM study, looking
at not just VAT but the ease of
administering it, how it would
fit in with the existing tax
regime, and whether VAT
would work best in combina-
tion with a retail sales tax.
Mr Smith explained that an
income tax was not a realistic
option for the Bahamas as an
import duties replacement, due
to the fact that nations such as
the US had a universal income
tax system, where people were
not taxed based on US resi-
dence but the fact they were
US citizens.
This meant US citizens could
be taxed wherever they were in

the world, and if the Bahamas
imposed an income tax system,
US individuals and businesses
in the Bahamas would in effect
face 'double taxation'. The
same would apply to Bahamas-
based citizens of other coun-
tries that imposed a worldwide
income tax system.
Mr Smith agreed with the
CARICOM study that VAT
would be less regressive than
the existing tariff system, shift-
ing the burden from lower-
income to higher-income fam-
ilies, saying that was simply a
conclusion of tax theory.
He described the current
Bahamian tax system as having
been shown to be the "most
regressive" of all structures.
Mr Smith said the issues had
to do with the "efficacy of the
system, not just the regressivi-
ty of its application. At the end
of the day, you're trying to fig-
ure out how best to get rev-
enues to run the nation. You're
never going to get the best, so
you have to settle for second
and third best".

Equity Side


IN THE MATTER of all those pieces parcels or lots of land|
comprising Lots 73, 74 and 75 of the Gregory Town Crown AllotmentsS
situate in the Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas.


IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act 1959


IN THE MATTER of The Petition of Bernard A. Kuttner


The Petition of BERNARD A. KUTTNER of Millburn, New Jersey one of
the Untied States of Ameriardiif yTd i'WTa one of the islands -
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of;-

ALL THOSE pieces parcels or lots of land comprising lots 73,
74 and 75 of the Gregory Town Crown Allotments and which said pieces,
parcels or lots of land are bounded as follows on the North West by Crown
Land and by the property of the Petitioner and running thereon One hundred and
Ninety-eight and seventy-nine hundreths (198.79) feet on the West North West
by the property of the Petitioner and running thereon One hundred and Eleven
and Thirty-two hundreths (111.32) feet on the North East by vacant land, by
Cave Street and Lot Number No.6 of the Gregory Town Crown Allotments
and running thereon One hundred and Seventy-eight and Sixty-two hundreths
(178.62) feet on the South East by the property of the Petitioner and running
thereon Three hundred (300) feet and on the South West by Crown Land and
running thereon One Hundred and Six and Seven hundreths (106.07) feet and
which said pieces parcels or lots of land are more particularly delineated and,
shown on the plan filed in this matter and thereon coloured Pink.

Bernard A.Kuttner claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession of the;
said land free from encumbrances and has made application to the Supreme
Court in the Commonwealth of Bahamas under Section 3 The Quieting Titles.-
Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent ,
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
Court in accordance with provisions of the said Act.

A plan of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours in-
the following places:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court in the said City of Nassau

(b) The Chambers of McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes, Mareva
House, 4 George Street in the City of Nassau, Attorneys for the
Petitioner; and

(c) The office of the Island Administrator at Govenor's Harbour

Notice is hereby given that any persons having dower or a right of dower or an-
Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the
14th day of May, 2007 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or
the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to be file and serve a
statement of his claim on or before the said 14th day of May, 2007 will operate
as a bar to such claim.

Dated the 7th day of March, A.D. 2007.

Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff



Invites applications for the position of


Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

Creating fiduciary structures that will service the needs of
* : Marketing trust products
.+ Ensuring that all fiduciary structures are administered at a
high professional standard and in accordance with Policies
& Procedures of Deltec and the laws of The Bahamas
.!. Maintaining current knowledge of all issues (law and tax)
affecting fiduciary structures
.*. Supervising the Company Department

The successful candidate should have the following:

> STEP Diploma
> 10 years trust experience
(minimum 5 years in a supervisory capacity)
> Excellent written, oral and presentation skills

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested persons may submit resumes as follows:

Human Resources Manager
Deltec Bank & Trust Limited
P. 0. Box N.3229
Nassau, Bahamas

Resumes may also be faxed c/o 362-4623 or emailed to





The Petition of Mavis Clarlton, Executrix of the Estate,,
of Trevor Dorsett late of Port Nelson, Rum Cay one of
the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is in
respect of the following parcel of land:

land containing 293,427 acres situate on the
Josiah Tallnall (1-76) approximately 2300 feet
west of Cotton Field Point in the vicinity of
Munroe Beach on the Southern Coast of Rum '
Cay in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during the"
normal hours at:-

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher House, East Street North,
Nassau, Bahamas, and;

(b) The Chambers of The Law
Partnership, International House, No. 1'
Virginia Street, Nassau, Bahamas.,,

Notice is hereby given that any person having right to"
dower or any adverse claim not recognized in the Petitiori'
shall before the 15th day of May, 2007 file in the Registry,'
of the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or the
undersigned a statement of such claim. Failure of any
such person to file and serve a statement of such claim
and requisite documents on or before the 15th day of'
May, 2007 will operate as a bar to such claim. .
The Law Partnership
Attorneys for the Petitioner
International House
No. 1 Virginia Street
Nassau, Bahamas



New plan for layoffs at Circuit City

openly targeting better-paid worker

AP Business Writers

new plan for layoffs at Circuit
City is openly targeting better-
paid workers, risking a public
backlash by implying that its

wages are as subject to dis-
counts as its flat-screen TVs.
The electronics retailer, fac-
ing larger competitors and
falling sales, said Wednesday
that it would lay off about
3,400 store workers imme-
diately and replace them
with lower-paid new hires as


International Business Companies Act
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was the
1st day of March, 2007.


Legal Notice


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


Legal Notice


notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
i38 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of TARSKI LIMITED has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
Ind the Company has therefore been struck off the



' Legal Notice


ni -

Votice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
t38 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
1000, the dissolution of ZAWIA INVESTMENTS LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the


Electronics retailer to lay off

soon as possible.
The laid-off workers, about
eight per cent of the compa-
ny's total work force, would
get a severance package and a
chance to reapply for their for-
mer jobs, at lower pay, after a
10-week delay, the company
Analysts and economists
said the move is an uncertain
experiment that could backfire
for the chain. The risks: Morale
could sink and customers could
avoid the stores. Also, knowl-
edgeable customer service is
one of the few ways Circuit
City can tackle competitors
that include Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., they say.
"This strategy strikes me as
being quite cold," said Bernard
Baumohl, executive director
of The Economic Outlook
Group. "I don't think it's in
the best interest of Circuit City
as a whole."
While other companies, such
as Caterpillar Inc., have intro-
duced two-tiered wage sys-
tems, where newer workers
make less, firing workers and
offering to rehire them at a
lower wage is very rare.
"I don't think you're going

to find too many examples,"
of this, said Ken Goldstein,
labor economist for the Con-
ference Board, a business
research group. "That certain-
ly has not been a trend we've
Circuit City, the nation's No.
2 consumer electronics retailer
behind Best Buy Co. Inc., says
the workers being laid off were
earning "well above the mar-
ket-based salary range for their
role." They will be replaced
with employees who will be
paid at the current market
range, the company said in a
news release.
"We haven't done some-
thing called (a) wage manage-
ment initiative before," said
company spokesman Jim
Babb. "All companies at one
time or another need to go
through and make sure their
cost structure works with mar-
ket conditions."
The company's stock rose 35
cents, or 1.9 per cent, to close
at $19.23 on the New York
Stock Exchange.
"The stock is up today on
the news restructuring is going
to help in short term," said
Morningstar Inc. analyst Brady


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

TAKE NOTICE that the hearing in the above matter which was
schedule to be heard on the 8 day of February A.D., 2007 will now be heard on the
106 day of My A.D., 2007 at 2:30pm. in the afteoon before the Chief Justice Sir
Button Hall of the Supreme Court situate George Street in the Island of New
Providence with the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Dated the 16*dayof MarchA.D.,2007
No.10 Deveaux Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff

Luxurious harbour front Penthouse
Residence with spectacular views of
Nassau and its Harbour:

* 5,000+ sq ft. total area
* 4 Bedrooms with 4.5 baths
* Master bedroom with dressing area, Jacuzzi
and large walk-in closet
* Large balconies
* Elegantly furnished throughout with a
separate study
* Formal dining room
* Private elevator
* Heated pool and spa overlooking the harbor
* Private dock for a yacht up to 75 feet
* Dedicated storage and crew areas
* Exercise room
* Indoor Garage
* Private gated entry
* Lush tropical landscaping

Rent: $18,500.00 per month net

For further information and viewing call:


about 3,400 store employees

Lemos. "Longer term, they
could face challenges."
Circuit City lost money in its
most recent quarter and on
Wednesday lowered its 2007
revenue guidance for the sec-
ond time. A store in Falls
Church, Va. started cutting
hours after the Christmas rush
ended, said Imane Eljacifi, a
Verizon Wireless employee
who has worked for about
three months at a kiosk located
inside the Circuit City there.
After the cuts, many of the
employees, mainly teenagers,
left for other jobs where they
could get more hours.
"The Circuit City customers
were wandering around and
would start asking us for help,"
Eljacifi said. "That's what I've
witnessed and I hate about the
whole situation."
Customers at the store ques-
tioned the move.
"I don't think it's fair," said
Hamilton Smith, an 88-year-
old retired federal worker who
had just purchased some bat-
teries at Circuit City. "You
need to give people a living,


working wage." He said he
would think twice before shop-
ping at the company's stores'
Circuit City's cuts come at a
time when other retailers are
trying to put more knowledge-
able workers on store floors.
Home Depot Inc., whose new"
chief executive is struggling to "
re-ignite sales growth at its'
stores, said it has raised pay to, -
attract skilled tradespeople,
such as carpenters and electri-'
Home Depot is adding i
15,000 new jobs this year,."
according to spokesman Jerry
Circuit City's move, by con-
trast, "shows they're position-
ing for another tough year,"
said Timothy W. Allen, a Jef-
feries & Company Inc. retail,
analyst. Not only will service
levels at the store suffer, he
said, but "you've lost 3,400 cus-
AP Reporter Daniel J.'
Caterinicchia, in Washington,
D.C., contributed to this'


NOTICE is hereby given that MARJORIE JEUNE OF
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 29th day of
March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that MARCELLIN PIERRE OF
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/aturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who ,
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should *
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement '
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22nd day *
of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality F
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas. ,

The Public is hereby advised that I, DANAE CHARMAINE
BOWE-THOMPSON of Avacado Gardens, Carmichael e2'
Road, Nassau, Bahamas intend to change my name ,
to DANAE CHARMAINE BOWE. 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.
___________________________ '


Applicants must be at least 23 years of age,
self-motivated, disciplined and possess the

* A valid driver's license
* The ability to drive standard shift vehicles

Please visit out Bernard Road office
between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00 pm,
Monday Friday to pick up an application


I .

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FROM page 1B

the EU expected the Bahamas
to 4pply WTO standards on
the issue even though it is not
yeta full member of this
The report said: "Both sides
exchanged views on intellec-
tual property rights, and in par-
ticular, the treatment of the
Bahamas in light of that coun-
try's non-membership of the
"The EU expressed its
expectation that the Bahamas
would, through cross-refer-
encing, agree to comply with
WTO standards inserted in the
ed, with the argument that the
EPA should not prescribe that
country's accession to the
The Bahamas is negotiating
the EPA through CARIFO-
RUM, the body representing
alt the CARICOM nations and
the Dominican Republic in the
talks, which will lead to the
replacement of the existing
Cotonou agreement between
the EU and 77-member
African, Caribbean and Pacif-
ic (ACP) group with a WTO-
cormpliant EPA.
That little paragraph says
mush, in that the EU is expect-
ing the Bahamas to apply min-
imum WTO standards on intel-
lectual property rights even
tho~igh it is not a member of

that organisation.
This scenario is likely being
played out in numerous EPA
negotiating sessions, dealing
with areas such as market
access and intellectual proper-
ty rights, as the Bahamas is the
only CARIFORUM nation
that is not a member of the
WTO or some rules-based
trading system.
The danger, as CARIFO-
RUM realized, is that by
demanding that the Bahamas
apply WTO standards on intel-
lectual property rights and a
variety of areas, the EU is
effectively attempting to set
the terms of this nation's acces-
sion to the WTO.
Once the Bahamas fully
signs up to the EPA, the Most
Favoured Nation (MFN) prin-
ciple meaning that this nation
has to offer the same trade
benefits and preferences to all
other countries in a non-dis-
criminatory manner kicks-in
when it comes to negotiating
other trade agreements.
These could include, apart
from WTO membership, the
Caribbean Basin Initiative
(CBI) replacement with the
US, the Caribbean Single Mar-
ket & Economy (CSME) and,
at a stretch, the Free Trade
Area of the Americas
(FTAA), plus all bilateral and
multilateral deals this country
enters into in the future.
The Bahamas, in these
instances, will have no choice
but to offer other countries in
these talks the same terms it

r......-,- .....


The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.
(BTC) is pleased to invite Tenders to provide the
Company with coverage for our Directors and Officers.

'Interested companies/firms in Nassau may collect
a tender package from the Security's Desk located
in the Administrative building on' John'F. Kennedy
Drive, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday.

The deadline for submission of tenders is April
10th, 2007. Tenders should be sealed and marked
INSURANCE" and should be delivered to the
attention of the President and CEO, Mr. Leon
Williams by the above date and time.

BTC reserves the right to reject any, or all Tenders.



Lot #14721 comprising 10,000 sq.ft. in area with 83
frontage on Zinnia Road and 120 feet on Eastward Drive
in Bahama Sound of Exuma Ocean Addition West,
Exuma Bahamas

The property is undeveloped and is located
1 mile south of Emerald Bay and The Four
Seasons Resort.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact:
Credit Risk Management Collection Unit at:
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing
addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management Collection
Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 16, 2007.

offered and signed up to in the
The Bahamas submitted its
initial market access offer to
CARIFORUM at a meeting
in Barbados last week, with
this nation facing significant
challenges and opportunities
in preparing its laws and busi-
ness environment for this and
other rules-based trading
although the Bahamas may
have submitted an initial mar-
ket access offer, much work
remains to be done to bring

this nation's laws, regulations
and policies up to standard and
in line with the demands of a
rules-based trading regime.
For instance, the Bahamas
has yet to develop a competi-
tion or antitrust policy, and
does not have regimes for
Rules of Origin, Anti-Dump-
ing, Countervailing Duties and
Safeguards. These are all areas
that will need to be tackled,
and are likely to require a new
government department or
expanded Customs Depart-
ment to deal with them.



Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby
given that the above-named Company has been dissolved and
struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 19th day of March,
A.D., 2007.

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

K.L. Floyd
Liquidator of

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)


In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
PENRICK ENTERPRISES LIMITED has been dissolved and struck
off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Register General on the 21st day of March, 2007.

Julius Bar

Julius Baer Group, the leading dedicated wealth Manager in
Switzerland, is seeking a



- Develop his/his existing client network
- Develop Julius Baer Bank & Trust as Booking Center through Julius
Baer worldwide network


- Excellent organizational leadership and communication skills
- A commitment to service excellence
- Ability to work in '"am environment


- Prior experience in Senior Management
- Minimum 10 years experience in Private Banking


- Bachelor degree in Economics, Business Administration or equivalent


- German. French and/or Italian required.

Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume by April 4,
2007 to the attention of:

Personal & Confidential
Bertrand Zimmermann
Julius Baer Trust Company (Bahamas)
Ocean Center. Montague Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nasau Bahamas

Personal & Confidential
Resident Manager
PO. Box N-4890
Nassau, Bahamas


ORLANDO late of 6021 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, in the State of Florida one of the
United States of America


NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the above
Estate are required to send the same duly certified in
writing to the Undersigned on or before the 26th
day of April, 2007, after which date the Executor will
proceed to distribute the assets having regard only to
the claims of which they shall then have had notice.

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

Attorneys for the Executor
P.O. Box N-3937
Mareva House,
No. 4 George Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.



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coordinated pasry prouctio of aigh
foo opraionwih ainnimrnofcgh I-~tilrn

David George Jenner
Lutea Trustees Limited
P.O. Box 521, 9 Burrard Street
St. Helier, Jersey
JE4 5UE, Channel Islands






Chairman's review of the unaudited results
For the three months ended 31" January, 2007

We are pleased to report that Net Income for the three months ending 31" January, 2007
increased by $113m or 2.2% over the corresponding period last year to $5,244,041.

The company's return on equity was 23.01% compared to 22.62% for the same period last
year. Earnings per share totaled .200 up from .190 for the comparable period last year.

An interim dividend of .130 per share was declared for thoyquarter ending 31stJanuary, 2007,
and was paid on 9h March, 2007 to all shareholders of record as of 2nd March, 2007. The
dividend payment of .130 is consistent with the payment for the same period last year.

The bank continued to experience consistent growth and profitability during the first quarter
of fiscal 2007.

$8.75m in incentives

granted to Out Island

investment proj ects

(Expressed In Bahamlan dollars)
At January 31, 2007 and
October 31, 2006

Statutory reserve account with
The Central Bank of The Bahamas
Loans Net
Fixed assets Net
Other assets
Dividends payable
Other liabilities
Total liabilities
Share capital
Share premium
General reserve
Retained earnings
Total shareholders' equity

(Expressed In Bahamian dollars)
(3 months ended 31 January, 2007)

Net interest income
Provision for credit losses net
Net interest income after provision for credit losses
Fees and commissions
Total income

Total non-interest expenses
(Expressed In Bahamian dollars)
(3 months ended 31 January, 2007)

Balance at 31 October, 2005

Net profit for the period
Balance at 31 January, 2006

Balance at 31 October, 2006

Net profit for the period
Balance at 31 January, 2007

(Expressed In Bahamian dollars)
(3 months ended 31 January, 2007)

Net income
Adjustments for.
Provision for credit losses
Net interest income

Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Increase in loans and advances, net
Increase in deposits
Net cash from operating activities
Purchase of fixed assets
Net (Purchase) Proceeds of investments
Net cash used in investing activities

31 January, 2007

$ 660,801,940

$ 555,232,987
5 568,360,317

$ 660,801,940

31 January, 2007

31 October, 2006

$ 647,822,007

S 545,996,743
S 555,824,425

S 647,822,007

31 January, 2006

$ 7,273,478 $ 7,080,859


$ 5,244,041


S 5,130,821
S 0.19

Share Share General Retained
Capital Premium Reserve Earnings


S5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 77,771,335 86,156,927

5,130,821 5,130,821
(4,533,334) (4,533,334)
$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 78,368,822 86,754,414

$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 83,611,990 91,997,582

5,244,041 5,244,041
(4,800.000) (4,800,000)
$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 84,056,031 92,441,623

31 January, 2007 31 January, 2006

$ 5,244,041 $ 5,130,821





S 30,346,621





S 34,854,

Notes to Unaudited Interim Consolidated Financial Statement
(3 months ended 31 January, 2007)
These interim condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International
Accounting Standards 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting policies used in the preparation of
these interim financial statements are consistent with those used in the audited financial statements for the
year ended October 31, 2006.

Certain comparative figures have been restated to comply with the presentation of these interim financial

Tribune Business Editor

T he Government
granted some $8.754
million in investment
incentives under the Family
Island Economic Enterprise
Zones Act in the two fiscal
years between 2004-2006, it
was revealed yesterday, as the
House of Assembly debated a
Bill to replace it.
Leading debate on the Eco-
nomic Development Enter-
prise Bill, Vincent Peet, min-
ister of financial services and
investments, said the new leg-
islation allowed the Minister
of Finance to provide "partial"
exemptions from paying the
full rate of import duties on
goods imported for use in cap-
ital investment projects.
He pointed out that the
existing Family Island Eco-
nomic Enterprises Zones Act
2003 did not allow for any par-
tial reductions in import duty
rates, while the new Bill also
allowed for full import duty
exemptions and Stamp Duty
The Family Island Econom-
ic Enterprises Zones Act 2003,
which ran for a three-year
period to July 1, 2006, had
already been extended for one
year to the same date this sum-
mer, Mr Peet said.
.The Act created specific
ecbhomic zones in the
.Baliamas, and provided
exemptions and incentives to
help stimulate economic activ-
ity and business creation with-
in those zones.
The first such zone included
the islands of Mayaguana,
Acklins, Crooked Island, Long
Cay, Ragged Island and its
cays, Rum Cay, Cat Island and
Andros. Customs duties and
Stamp Duties exemptions
were available to entrepre-

neurs on these islands.
In the second zone, encom-
passing Inagua, San Salvador,
Long Island and Exuma, only
Customs duty exemptions
could be obtained.
During the 2004-2005 fiscal
year; Mr Peet said exemptions
worth $3.952 million were
granted, while in 2005-2006,
these increased in value to
$4.802 million.
The minister indicated that
the new Bill was designed to
provide equality between
investments in different islands
and encourage development
throughout -the entire
Bahamas, as the existing Fam-
ily Island Economic Enter-
prises Zones Act 2003 exclud-
ed Grand Bahama, Abaco and
Mr Peet said the partial
exemption provision was
designed to recognize that

some investment projects did
not require the full range of
investment incentives.
The legislation was designed
to prevent abuses of the tax
waivers and exemptions, in
addition to ensuring there was
no duplication Of benefits to
investors that were granted by
other Acts, such as the Hotels
Encouragement Act. Exemp-
tions could not be granted
under the Economic Develop-
ment Enterprise Bill to an
investor already receiving the
same from the Hotels Encour-
agement Act.
Mr Peet said the incentives
and exemptions available
under the Economic Develop-
ment Enterprise Bill would be
available to both Bahamian
and foreign investors, and.:
were designed to accommo-'.
date a variety of investments
and valuations.

30,346,621 $ 21,823,993


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JFK Drive, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323-7244 Fax: (242) 323-7329
Email: lakeviewmemorialgardens @coralwave.com






"my heart is in your heart"
march 16, 1979 march 29, 2003

In Admiration of you, my son

If someone were to ask me what has
been my biggest accomplishment in life,
I would lift my head high and speak
from my heart with a mother's pride as
I said the words "my son".

I would speak about the good fortune
and blessing of having a son who
spread happiness and comfort to all
who crossed his path;
A son who put the concerns of others
ahead of his own;
A son who grew from an enchanting
young boy into a compassionate,
courageous man;
A son who grew up knowing the
value of respect and who earned the
admiration of all those who knew him,
especially his mom.

You had so many wonderful qualities
that the words to describe them would
be endless-
much like my pride in you.

You gave so much joy to my life,
and I am overcome with feelings
whenever I think about who and what
you became.
You were my biggest and greatest
You gave my life more meaning and
happiness than you would ever know.

I love you Always and Forever

Loving missed by his Mom. Ann;
Dad, Michael; Daddy B; brothers,
Jamie and Conor; sister, Saeha; The
Andrean Community of St. Andre<
College, Aurora. Canada, Staff of
Cable Bahamas. Family and Friends,
too numerous to mention, and a special
thanks to Ms. Barr, Ms. Cartwright
and Staff of Lakeview Memorial

Thank you for your support and
prayers in the last 4 years, they have
sustained us and kept us whole.

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Marcus and Sally, grandchildren, great ,
grandchildren, sisters, nieces,'lnephes, *'
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^October 19th, 1958-March 29th, 2006
., ;
One year hasepassed since you quiet' -si ay
and, still we mourn our loss.
Even thoughNe can no longer se:your smile or,
hear your voice or, fe your hugcyyou \vill forever be
in our thoughts because yoV haveIeft us with precious
memories of your love and kindness;

You were free in giving and shared whatever
little you had in love
As a daughter you were loving and caring.
As a sister you were trustworthy and a friend.
As an aunt you were fun-loving and dependable.
As a friend you were a confidant.
We love you, but God loves you best.

We miss you dearly, gone, but definitely not

Precious Memories,
Mom, Mavis; aunt, Elva; sisters, brothers, nieces,
nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends,
especially, G.H.S Class of 76'.

The Tribune


Thursday March 29 2007 PG 5

I am voting for...

Senior Pastor, Christ
Community Church
It is interesting that any time the church talks
politics some immediately ask should
Christians get involved in politics because it is
so dirty. My answer to this is that Christians better
get involved because that is the only way to clean it
up. We need godly men and women to help clean up
Bahamian politics whether they are PLPs or FNMs.
It is important for the church to lend its voice to
the political arena for several reasons:
First of all, all law has a religious foundation;
therefore the church has a prophetic role, and that is
to be the voice for God and His righteous standards
in the society.
Secondly, politics ought to be addressed by the
church because the government is a divine institution
established by God; therefore, it must be subject to
the lens of God's organisation, the church, who is
called to expose and challenge the forces, powers and
structures of injustice, unrighteousness, oppression,
corruption, violence and greed that imprison people.
The third reason why the church ought to address
politics is because governmental ministers are God's
ministers for good. They are servants or deacons for
good and must be evaluated through the lens of the
Bible and not just the media or a political party.
The fourth reason why the church ought to
address politics is because the Bible says that the
nation whose God is the Lord is blessed. All
Bahamians want to live in a blessed nation. And if
our nation will be blessed, it requires godly people in
authority who perpetuate godly policies and pro-

Someone reading this piece may ask the question:
Can I make a difference? The answer is yes.
First of all, offer a divine option and be a voice,
not an echo, for righteousness. Stand up for the weak
and uphold God's righteous standards in our commu-

St Matthew's Anglican Church
Church and Shirley Streets

Palm Sunday, April 1:
7:15pm Eucharist, Blessing of
Palms and Sermon
10.15am Eucharist, Procession &
6pm Mission Service

Monday, Apr 2:
7:30pm Statioas of the Cross

Tuesday, April 3
7am Mass
730pm -Service of Reconciliation

Wednesday, April 4
7am, 1pm, 7:30pm Mass of the
Chrism, Christ Church Cathedral.


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nities by your lifestyle.
Secondly, vote. If you do not vote, you are
ning responsibility to be a voice for righteousn
the public arena.
Some people argue, why vote when Goc
already decided what He will do? My answer is
ply, why pray when God has already decided wh
will do?
I believe that just as God will respond in res
to our prayers, there are things that God will do
if we vote for certain people to be in Governm

other evils has been sanctioned by many of our
leaders by their overarching tolerance and silence.
We, the people, must do what is necessary to pre-
serve the good of the land by using the vote to hope-
fully put the right people in positions of authority.
As we make such a decision in 2007, we should mit-
igate against the shaping of our election process as a
vote for one of two leaders of the major political par-
ties. We should change our approach and vote for the
individual, who seeks to represent our constituencies.

I invite all to:
vote for people, who are willing to put God's
agenda first.
vote for people, who feel that it is God's call on
their lives to serve Him through politics.
vote for people with a commitment to all
Bahamians and not just those persons who vote for
their party
vote for people with conviction they stand for
something and are not willing to follow party lines in
matters of conscience.
vote for people with competence they have
some skill and a vision for your constituency.
vote for people with character not sweet talk
and rhetoric
vote for people with integrity they say what
they mean and mean what they say people you can
vote for people committed to one family no
vote for people who are against the homosexual
lifestyle and are against same sex marriage.
shun- vote for people who are committed to the author-
ess in ity of Scripture because our country will only be great
to the degree that it is dominated by a biblical world-
I has view.
s sim- vote for people who are committed to the
at He Bahamas remaining a constitutionally Christian


Now the question:
For whom should
you vote in the
upcoming election?
In less than thirty
years, many of our
nation's social, eco-
nomic, political and
spiritual leaders
have adopted a dis-
tinctly anti-
Christian attitude
and agenda.
Accordingly, we see
our country being
swept away from its
foundation of a
Christian worldview
in the name of equal
rights, political cor-
rectness, tolerance,
and separation of
church and state.
Gross immorality
- including homo-
sexuality, abortion,
pornography, and

As the candidates come to your house, frame ques-
tions related to their position on the aforementioned
standards. These few moral standards among others
will give you a good idea about the direction of and
atmosphere in the country in the next five years and
I know that some will try to avoid the questions
with the view that your questions are too personal;
however, let them know that when anyone offers for
public office, they have declared an open season on
their private and public life because they are seeking
to be ministers of God.

May God guide you in your deliberations.

Christ Community Church is a community of peo-
pie cultivating the spirit of the Acts. Located on Bellot
Road, off Faith Avenue, Christ Community Church
seeks to bring glory to God and to continue the
redemptive-evangelistic and discipleship ministry of
Jesus Christ through the utilization of a multiplicity of
methodologies. We are a community of Christ follow-
ers that value true worship, family centeredness, moral
purity, biblical measurement, evangelistic boldness,
social responsibility, passionate commitment to Jesus
Christ and the pursuit of excellence. For further infor-
mation regarding this article or for times of corporate
worship, please call our church's office at 361-
8782/361-2848 or e-mail us at cccbahamas@coral-

The clergy renew their vows at this

Maundy Thursday, April 5
7:30pm Holy Eucharist, Washing
of feet and Watch before Altar of
Repose, until midnight

Good Friday, April 6
9am Liturgy for Good Friday
12noon to 3pm Devotions on the
Seven Last Words

Easter Day, April 8
6am Easter Vigil & Holy
10.30am Solemn High Mass,
Procession and Baptism
7pm Solemn Evensong, Sermon
and Benediction

Sceul fSriesforHoy ee

PG 6 Thursday, March 29, 2007


The Tribune

'We are all affected by the murder

rate in our country, most of which

can be traced back to rejection'

Rector, St Matthew's Anglican Church
"The stone which the builders rejected has
become the cornerstone."
(Luke 20:17)
Many times during our earthly sojourn we
will experience rejection. And the sad
story is that we will experience rejection
from some unexpected quarters, even sometimes
from the closest relatives or friends.
Spouses sometimes feel rejected by the person
they once loved and desired to spend the rest of
their lives with. Children often feel rejected and
abandoned when parents divorce. Young lovers
expecting to live together forever feel rejected
when there is a separation. This kind of rejection is
behind many of our cases of domestic violence and
even murder, according to police reports.
I want to share with you a story of how one per-
son of history dealt with rejection. His name:
Nelson Mandela. I had the pleasure of meeting this
great man of peace. His country, South Africa is a
country blessed by God in many ways. It is a large
country, has a good climate, and is rich in agricul-
tural lands and minerals, especially gold and dia-
monds. But the country which should have been a
haven for all peoples of Southern Africa became
instead a haven for a privileged white minority.
Many people tried in vain to change South
Africa's iniquitous apartheid system. Finally,
Nelson Mandela appeared on the scene. He too
tried to bring about reforms. But like other reform-
ers before him, he was rejected. Worse, he was
hounded by the government, and ended up spend-
ing 27 years in prison.
However, he not only survived the prison, but
came out of it with the respect of his enemies and
the entire world. Furthermore, he came out without
bitterness. In fact he came out smiling and immedi-
ately sought reconciliation with the leaders of the
regime that kept him in prison all those years. But
even greater things were to follow.
The man who was rejected was to become presi-
dent of a new multi-racial South Africa. I also had
the great pleasure of pressing the "Yes" vote at the
United Nations which re-admitted a free and sover-
eign South Africa to the Hall of Nations. The stone
which the builder rejected became the cornerstone
of a new and better society.
Mandela's is a marvelous story, one of the great
stories of the century. What makes it so great is the
fact that in it good finally triumphs over evil. Make
no mistake about it, what was done to Mandela
(and others before him) was eviL He did not
deserve to be treated like that. His only crime was
to seek justice for his brothers and sisters. But in
the end, good came out of this evil. A new, free soci-

(FILE photo)

ety emerged.
Mandela's story helps us to understand Jesus'
story of rejection in today's Gospel. We saw what
Mandela did when he was rejected and suffered a
terrible injustice. Jesus was rejected and he too suf-
fered a terrible injustice, more terrible than
Mandela's. As we journey through Lent, we relive
the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus, and
once again good triumphs over evil.
But the question for us is: when we experience
rejection, as we shall, what are we to do?
People deal with rejection in a variety of ways,
depending on their disposition. Many try to get
even, and may even become violent in the process.
How many people have been injured and even
killed because the one feeling rejection wanted to
get even? How many of us have heard the com-
ment, "If I can't have you, nobody else will". And
that is followed by another senseless murder.
Too many of our young men cannot deal with
rejection. Too many of our young people are gone
too soon. To assist us in dealing with rejection,
Jesus gives us a parable in today's Gospel in which
the leaders recognize themselves (and so might we).
Mandela was no doubt familiar with this parable,
which probably informed his reaction to rejection
and imprisonment. The emphasis in the parable is
on God's love for us and that we will never be aban-
doned or rejected by God.

God sent messenger after messenger in the per-
son of the prophets to warn the people about reject-
ing God. But far from listening to them, the people
abused some of them and killed others. Finally, He
sent His Son and heir, Jesus, hoping that they would
listen to Him. But the tenants killed Him too.
What the tenants did was ugly and sinful. Yet
God did not abandon or destroy the vineyard. He
handed it over to others, who would produce fruits.
Thus a new building came into being, a people of
God. Jesus, the One they rejected and killed, is the
cornerstone of the new building (the church). God
never retaliated, never returned evil for evil. He
was not vindictive in taking the vineyard from the
Jews and giving it to the Gentiles. The tenants
brought it on themselves. God never gave up on His
The parable shows us that there is only one way
to overcome evil, and that is with good. What hap-
pened in the parable was both nasty and ugly.
However, while there is much evil in the story, evil
does not have the last word. In the end, good tri-
umphs! Jesus has become the model for those who
suffer unjustly and feel rejected. He challenges us,
the new tenants in the new vineyard, to produce the
fruits of justice, peace, and love. Perhaps some of
our people who feel rejected will think twice before
acting violently.
What happens in our society when people feel
rejected is terrible, and many of our young people
have paid with their lives. We are all challenged to
bring a message of peace to our country. Some say:
"peace on the streets or rest in it". A love affair
gone sour, a marriage that has failed, etc, should not
end in death. There has to be a more mature reac-
tion to rejection.
We, the Christians, must convince those disposed
to violence that there is another way, a way of
peace; the peace of God which passes all human
understanding. Do not comfort yourself that you
are safe in your home. We are all affected by the
murder rate in our country, most of which can be
traced back to rejection. A former Pope once said,
"Christians, claim your dignity; work for peace",
and remember peace begins in our hearts.
The hymn writer wrote:
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was
meant to be.
With God as our Father, brothers all are we:
Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow:
To take each moment and live each moment in
peace eternally;
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with


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of East Street will be held on Saturday at
11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew's Anglican Church,
East Shirley Street. Fr. James Moultrie,
Archdeacon James Palacious and the Right
Rev. Laish Boyd will officiate. Interment will
be made in the Church's Cemetery, East
Shirley Street.

Left to cherish precious memory are his
mother, Corrine Mitchell; wife, Brenda
Mitchell; one daughter, Anjamarie Charles;
three sons, Johnathan, Giles and Brendan
Mitchell; mother-in-law, Mildred Wright; one
a 7#Taunt, Ivy Mitchell of Kingston, Jamaica; one
son-in-law, Ezzard Charles; two daughters-in-
law, Michelle and Patricia Mitchell; four grandsons, Tarik, Tehyah and Tevyah Mitchell
and Joshua Charles; two granddaughters, Jewel Charles and Tadja Mitchell; one
brother, Stanley Mitchell; five sisters, Ona Bailey, Leila Greene, Helen Mitchell,
Clara D'Arceuil and Maxine Taylor; five brothers-in-law, Charles, George and Edward
Wilder, Donnie Townsend and William Wright; four sisters-in-law, Leona Mitchell,
Dorothy Bass, Mary McGhee and Barbara Harvey; nieces and nephews, Lisa Cambridge,
Rhonds Seymour, Gia Poitier, Erin Green, Corey Lambotte, Zonya, Doltan, Charis
and Darren Mitchell, Dionne Smith, Leonard-James Foster, Ginea and Gineka Mitchell,
Francis, Andre', Jerome, Nathaniel, Mario,Vanessa D'Arceuil and Simone Rolle and
Bassie Taylor; nieces and nephews-in-law, Craig Cambridge, Arthur Seymour, Antoine
Poitier, Charlotte Mitchell, Selena Mitchell, Serge Lambotte, Douglas, Chester, James,
Eddie, Sharon, Betty, Angela and Tammy Bass of Fort Pierce, Florida, William Jr.,
Tania, Preston and Antonio Wright of Chicago, Illinois, Gayronia and Andre" McGhee
of Los Angeles, California, Kevin, Keith and Kim Harvey, Charles Jr., Damonte'
Wilder of Atlanta, Georgia, Dorian, Nicole and Shawn Townsend of Houston, Texas,
Shawana, Sean and Shannon Wilder of Panama City, Florida; cousins, The Right
Reverend Laish Z. Boyd, Bishop Co-Adjutor, Coleen Boyd and family, Leona Ferguson
and family, Vernita Ferguson and family, the Wilkinson family, the Minnis family,
the Gay family, the Miller family, Katrina, Arthur and Marguerite Dahl, Debra Cancino,
Erica Williams, Joseph and Delores Silcott, Eileen Astwood, Lloyd and Vernita
Johnson, Emma Beane, Harold Cole, Patricia and Mervyn Hepburn, Venika Ferguson,
Lady Patsy Isaacs, Laura, Karen, Rupert and Stafford Missick and George Culmer
and family; godsons, Ricardo W. Thompson, Kato Ferguson, Alex and Alexis Darbouse;
goddaughters, Lisa Wallace and Tmia Butler; and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Nadia Kunan, George Curtis and family, Godfrey Eneas and family, Dr.
Bernard Nottage and family, Montgomery and Ann Braithwaite and family, Anthony
McKinney and family, Norma Curry and family, The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Perry
G. Christie and family, the Thompson family of East Street, the Knowles family, the
Francis family, Robert and Margaret Smith, Anishka Cartwright and family, Joan
Clarke and family, Sheryl Wells, Kristina Miller and family, Greg Armbrister and
family, Tommy Robinson and family, Barbara Cartwright, Ann and Berchnal Moss,
Alva Coakley and family, Carlos Mackey, Alfred Miller and family, Clifford Moss
and family, Paulette Walker and family, Wynton Isaacs and family, Cyril "Zeke"
Rutherford, Artis Neely and family, Orry Sands and family, Edy Aldajuste and family,
the Rogers family, Sonja Toote, Prince Livingston, Crystal Carey, Colin Bowe, Van-
Dyke and Sarah Saunders, Glen Griffin, Albertha Christie and family, Theophilus
Fritz and family, Ivan James and family, George Whyms and family, Inigo Zenicazelaya,
Rev. Rex Major and family, Ruth Minus-Darhouse and family, Maurice Tynes and
family, Gregory Allen and family, Jeanine Isaacs and family, Bob and Russ Thompson,
lan Ford and family, Wendal Francis, Gertrude Burnside and family, the McCardy
family, Erma Sandilands and family, Patrick "Bumpy" Dean and family, Rudy
McSweeney and family, Hubert Sands, Ed Allen and family, the Coakley family,
Oswald Bernard, Erma Levarity, Wayne Rolle and family, Oscar Johnson, the Peters
family, Ivan Davis and family, Ivan Sands, Daniel Nicolier, Vicky Babin, Sheen
Strachan, Michelle Jones, Sam Luft, Kim Kelly, Patricia Clarke, John "Bush-Crack"
and family and the Fort Fincastle family.
Special thanks to Shirley Francis, St Matthew's Anglican Church family, Fr. James
Moultrie, Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, Bishop Co-Adjutor, Archdeacon James and Rev.
Angela C. Bosfield-Palacious, Canon Neil Roach, Fr. Don Haynes, Anglican Christian
Men, Anglican Christian Women and Doctors and Staff of The Private Surgical Ward
at The Princes Margaret Hospital.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau Street
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00
a.m. until service time.


22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

S 'I oils IW1 ali I '] I


of Nassau, The Bahamas who
died peacefully at The Princess
Margaret Hospital on Sunday,
March 18, 2007, will be held
at St. Anselm's Roman
Catholic Church, Bernard
Road, Fox HIll, Nassau on
Friday, March 30, 2007 at
10:00 a.m.

Monsignor Preston A. Moss will officiate and interment
will be in The Catholic Cemetery, Infantview Road,

He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Ageeb,
two sisters, Gloria and Theresa Ageeb and his brother,
Arnold Ageeb.

Mr. Ageeb is survived by two brothers, George and
Charles Ageeb; two sisters, Rosemary Ageeb and Kathleen
Winchell; three sisters-in-law, Gloria, LaVerne and Karen
Ageeb; four nieces, E.J. Marie Ageeb, Lupita Ageeb-
Rolle, Angelique Priore and Michaelene Ageeb; 11
nephews, Jose, Thomas, Antonio, Bernard, John, Gregory,
Ashley, Mark, Edward, Brian and Christopher Ageeb;
nine great-nieces, Jazmin and Isabella Ageeb-Rolle,
Lizbeth Ageeb, Heather Priore, Stephanie, Rebecca, Dana,
Erin and Jenna Ageeb; eight great-nephews, Shentol and
Jonathon Ageeb-Rolle, Joshua, Thomas, Joseph, Daniel,
Andrew and Jordan Ageeb and Michael Priore and his
co-captain Shelton Rolle.

Tony had a wonderfully soft heart which he hid under a
grouchy exterior. He loved going to the beach and fishing
and loved to play cards. He had a wicked sense of humour
and a sharp tongue and loved to tease. He could (and
often did!) spend an entire day at Dunkin Donuts shooting
the breeze and flirting with the ladies there. Family was
very important to him and for some of us he was more
than an uncle and he will be deeply missed.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Kemp's
Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
on Thursday, March 29, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.




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

a resident of #169 Orange Close,
Freeport and formerly of Nassau
will be held on Saturday, March
31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at
Freeprot Gospel Chapel,
Sanderline Circle and Kite Street
off Sargent Major Road.
Officiating will be Senior Pastor
Hartley E. Thomspon. Interment
will be made in The Grand
Bahama Memorial Park,
Frobisher Drive.

Fondest memory are held by her one son, Dr. Barry Morris Ph.D;
one daughter, Mrs. Challon Romer; mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth
Young; one son-in-law, Mr. Terran Romer; three grandchildren,
Donovan Cox Jr., Tavashna and Terrique Romer; three brothers,
Joseph S. Young, Anthony Nairn and Rev. Charles Gary Moss; three
sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Bodye; Mrs. Maria D. Thompson and Mrs.
Monica Kemp; two brothers-in-law, Pastor Hartley E. Thompson
and Roscoe Kemp; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Nairn and Pearline
Young; two aunts, Mrs. Gladys Johnson and Edith McDonald of
Goulds, Florida; 13 nephews including Ashley Young, Charles and
Mark Stubbs, Evangelist Kevin Knowles, Pastor Randy S. Thompson,
Minister Bradley A. Thompson, Deacon H. Eugene Thompson,
Deacon Philip M. Thompson, Deacon Sterling Moss, Jeremy Moss,
Jermaine Watkins, Roscoe Jr., and Dominique Kemp; nine nieces,
Anna Maria Moss, Carolyn, Melanie, Jackie A. and Jackie M.
Thompson, Nikea Watson, Stacy and Anthonique Nair and Tamara
Adderley; numerous cousins including Persis Adderley, Barbara,
Jalna and Camille Bullard, Joyce Bain, Sister Annie Thompson,
Naomi Brown, Jennie Benson, George Mikki and Calvin Thompson,
Ethel Johnson of Goulds, Florida, Eddie and Sublecka Thompson,
Flo, Pandora and Jolton Johnson; special friends including Hon.
Prime Minister Perry Christie and Mrs. Christie, Hon. Pleasant
Bridgewater MP, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Eulene Johnson, G.B.
P.L.P. Women's Branch, Mrs. Gilbertha Gaitor, Mr. and Mrs. Byron
and Patrice Johnson, Ms. Brenda Ferguson, Queenie Gibson, Mr.
and Mrs. Don and Etta Ewing, Stacy Woods, Italia Rolle, Dr. Hughie,
Dr. Winston Forbes, doctors, nurses and staff of The Rand Memorial
Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Ilsa
Grant Taylor, Dr. McCartney, patients of The Kidney Centre, pastors,
deacons and members of Freeport Gospel Chapel, Progressive
Liberal Party members, Pauline and staff of Diamond Amethyst.

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


Cebar Cresqt Juneral bome
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352


Cemetery, Soldier Road.


a resident of Ethel Street and
formerly of Port Howe, Cat
Island will be held on Saturday,
31st March, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.,
at the Church of God Cathedral,
East Street and Lily of the Valley
Corner. Officiating will be
Bishop Moses A. Johnson,
assisted by Bishop Victor A.
Johnson. Interment will be made
in the Woodlawn Gardens

Cherished memory are held by his two sons: Inspector Andrew
Hunter and Larry Hunter; six daughters, Ginger, Christine, Bridget
and Cpl2436 Yvonne Hunter, Theresa Ingraham and Deborah
Johnson; twelve grandchildren, Tiffany, Talietha and Jeremy Johnson,
Shanti, Alexander, Alexandria, Alexa and Samuel Hunter, Lothario
Robinson, Savannah and Sasha Ingraham and Fidel Campbell; one
great grandchild, Locksley Brown, Jr; eleven nephews, Sidney
Smith, Prince, Jerry, Aaron, Trevor, Dereck, Anthony and Maxwell
Hunter, Tyrone and Perry Williams and Freeland Deveaux; thirteen
nieces, Tanico, Eleanor, Sheila, Debbie, Daisy-Mae and Ena Hunter,
Deborah Adams, Annette Smith, May, Stephanie and Judy Williams,
Bernadette Miller and Rose Deveaux; two uncles, Benjamin Hunter
and Rev. Rudolph Pinder; three aunts, Gwendolyn Hunter-Sawyer,
Sandra Pinder and Eva Hunter; two sons-in-law, Dr. Charles Johnson
and Dwight Ingraham; three daughters-in-law, Sharon, Sophia and
Jennifer Hunter; two brothers-in-law, Leroy Forbes and Herbert
Johnson and a host of other relatives and friends including, Charles
Zonicle and family, Joseph Zonicle and family, Dorothy Gilbert
and family, Sam Hunter and family, Ray Forbes, Angela Munnings,
Eula Brown, Erma Gilbert, Inez Moss, Helen McPhee, Jackie,
Shan, Carmetta Walker, Wendell Brice, Rudolph Pinder, Jr., Dan,
Monica Carlton and Asenath Pinder, Lachel Bethel, Kim, Rollie,
Edith Smith, Ruth Wolf, Kenneth and Bonnie Rolle and family,
Mrs. Finley and family, Hazel and Marissa Edwards, the Ethel
Street family, Sylvia Hepburn, Sheba and children, Arlene and her
mother, Stacy, Almonica, Rosetta, Pauline, Pearl Deveaux-Stubbs,
Rita, the Wilson family, Betty and Shantelette West, Heslyn
Fernander, Yvonne Gardiner, Carmetta Rolle, Andrew Sears, Rev.
Harvey Cash, Marilyn Rahming, Kara Ferguson, Latoya, Karen
Bain-Gibson, Bishop Donnie Storr, Bishop Moses Johnson and
family, Marion Palmer, Maxine Mallory, Rev. Edna Lopez, the East
Street Cathedral family, Bishop Victor Johnson and the New
Dimension family and many other to numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from
12noon until 6:00p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 8:30a.m.
until service time.





c0 I Funeral Service Saturday, March 31. 2007
SGamble Memorial Church of God In
0 Christ 1898 NW 43rd St.. Miami. Fla. USA

0 P
S His survivors include his wife, Lynda Ferguson:
children, Dwaane Johnson. Quentin Johnson.
Steven Rahming. Lamont. Lakia and Lanora
Ferguson; sisters and brothers, Jean Ferguson-Storr
of Freeport. Grand Bahama. Ed% ard Ferguson and
F' r -- ---_1 r- _ .-- I"- J-7_ ..... /' .... .. ;u-1.1 1,




Baroara rerguson-uooduuun grandchildren..
Tyronia Rahming. Dario and Alexis Johnson; nieces
and nephews. Bernard, Janice. John Edward II.
Anne and John L. Ferguson Jr. Elkin. Eldoray and
Enoush Ferguson. Craig Sears of Freeport. Grand
Bahama. Dorothy Moartin. ASP Ricardo Taylor.
Denise, Bradley and Edwardo Ferguson. Sherel
Goodman-Smith: brothers-in-law. Ruel Storr of
Freeport. Grand Bahama and Samuel Goodman:
daughter-in-law, Sharon Rahming.
Relatives and friends including, Marjorie McIntosh
and family. Leader Clara Christie and family, Dec
Telcine Simms and family and Tammy Tucker and
family, Miriam Lightfood and family, Mary Wilson
and Family, Rev George Kelly and the Metropolitan
Baptist Church family of Nassau, Carolyn Robison
and family, Debbie Huyler and family, Helen
Barnette and family, Norma Ellis and family,
Kendra Gibson and family, Debbie Johnson and
family, Olivia Mackey and family and Rev Fred
Newchurch and the Central Church of God family,
all of Bain Town Community, Godfrey Ferguson
of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and many other friends
and relatives.


Pinder s FunerafiYome
"Service Beyond Measure "
PHONE: 322-4570/ 393-1351 CELL: 357-3617



of Blair Estates, who died at
Doctors Hospital on
Thursday, March 22, 2007,
will be held at Calvary Bible
Church on Saturday, March
31, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Pastor
Thomas Albury, Mr. Vernon
Malone, Rev. Charles
Sweeting and Roland Bryan.

She is survived by her husband, Bart Carey; daughter,
Nicola Carey; one sister, Ann Weech; two brothers, George
(Tony) and Bradley Sawyer; three sisters-in-law, Norma
and Frederica Sawyer and Patria Higgs; brother-in-law,
Ellsworth Weech; four nephews, George, Ricky, Jeremy
and Robert Sawyer; one neice, Michelle Key, three uncles,
Blake, Wayne and Inglis Sawyer; seven aunts, Margaret
Sawyer, Winifred Malone, Alice Sands, Catherine Malone,
Tanya, Iris and Elizabeth Sawyer; many other relatives and
friends including second mother, Roma Bethell, uncle
Carroll Sands; special friend Deborah McKellar, Blue and
Tangerine Curry, Clare Sands and family, Paddy Roberts,
the staff and members of The Royal Nassau Sailing Club.

We the family would like to thank the doctors and staff of
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami, Florida, especially Dr. Rogerio
Lilenbaum, Dr. Judith Samuels and Dr. Linda Sterau, the
Fourth Floor and Intensive Care Unit Nursing staff of
Doctors Hospital, with special thanks to Nurse Nova Taylor,
Dr. Theodore Turnquest, Dr. Duvaughn Curling, Dr. Kevin
Moss and Dr. Theodore Ferguson.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Pinder's Funeral
Home, Palmdale Avenue.


Mrs. Eloise Louise
at1 1 e bibt Otto ,, : Deveaux-Bain, 54

i n lll n lil I"t. < 1, BBeach and formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros,
M 1-(, G |. UDean 1, will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at
Mr. G. Dean 11, as l i-n t lam at Our Lady's Roman Catholic Church,
Deveaux Street. Fr. Michael Kelly, assisted by
HI,,, Ffr Rev. Deacons Peter Rahming and Maxwell
..! r ... Johnson, burial will be in Southern Cemetery,
Cri fr S.; .. B M Cowpen and Spikenard Roads..
Tel:' I2421 393.-4367 + Cell: I 1342) 457 1986
"' The Radiance of this "Diamond OfA Gem"
will always glow in the hearts of her: Husband: Roderick Bain;
SOne Son: Rodney Bain;
.Sl m: Two Daughters: Tashanna Bain-Mcfarland and Agatha Bain;
Four Grand Children: Aleasna Rahming, Mellisa, Catherine and Kathleen
Dia nd Four Brothers: Eric and David Deveaux, Peter Adderley and Ulise Rolle;
Diamond Three Sisters: Deloris Bethel, Miriam Deveaux and Deborah Rolle;
One Uncle: Levit Bastian;
Funeral N notices for One Aunt: Gertude Bastian;
SOne Grand Aunt: Lillis Pennerman;
Mother-in-law: Ada Kelly-Deveaux;
t Son-in-law: Kevin McFarland;
SMiss. Irene "Renee" Nephews and Nieces: Clarice, Lavette, Terrell, Kevin, Ronald And Julian
SandRolle, Pedro and Oneal Stuart, Devaughn, Elexio Virgil, Ericson, Aaron, Ivan,
S hands, 75 Erica Hamirton, Shaniqua, Tene, Sharnette, Kamara and Eric Deveaux Jr.,
f D Cree leuthera, ill e held n Maranda Lightbourne, Barron, Samantha Bethel and Linda Oliver Bethel,
of Deep Creek Eleuthera, will be held on Deanbra and De'ara Rolle, Paulamae Justin and Destiny Adderly;
Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Btam at Dee Grand Nephews and Nieces: Ericson Jr. and Aleathia Deveaux, Re'ja
Ctee Z- ats" huCI pDeepa sde Munnings, Akeem Bethel and Sharmara Campbell;
'I Eleuthera. Pastor Zilchus Thompson, assisted unnings, Akeem Bethel and Sharmara Campbell;
iby Alfed Deela nrey wi official an Churc Six Brothers-in-law: Oswald, Gordon, John, Arnold, Samuel Bethel and
will be in Deep Creek Zion Baptist Church Dwight Rolle;
Cemetery, Deep Creek Eleuthera. Four Rolle;
Cemetery, Deep Creek Eleuthera. Four Sisters-in-law: Denise Bowe, Kathleen Rolle, Kathleen and Nancy
SThe Radiance of this "Diamond ofna Ge & Deveaux;
willlwaysglownthehear h of her: Many other loving family and friends including: Violet Adderly, Agatha
will always glow in the hearts of her: Bevan's, Emily Jolly, Sharon Brennen, Betha Stuart, Lessette Lewis, Samantha
Six Children: Terrell and Harriet Butler, Bethel, the crew from Cameron and Lewis Streets and National Insurance Board
Rosemary, Roslyn, Cleophas Jr., and Timothy Cleare Staff.
Twenty One Grand Children: Stephen, Paulamae, Andrew, Claudette, The Body Will Be Viewed In The "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary
Erica, Camrnell, Dellino, Reio, Treco, Demorne, Rozhandra, Georgianna, Cletone, & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road On Friday, March 30, 2007
Cameron, Roshandra, Roshawn, Cleandra, Nethiel, Theo, Cleophas III and From 2pm To 6pm and on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Our Lady's Roman
Timothy Jr.; Church From liam To Service Time.
Ten : G reat G rand Children; ...............................................................................
Two Daughter-in-laws: Betsy and Lorrie Cleare; TURQUOISE DEATH NOTICE
Four Sisters: Lucy, Eunice and Marion Sands and Olga Thompson; FOR
One Brother-in-law: Thomas Thompson;
Nineteen Nieces: Sheilamae, Vanderlyn, Eulamae, Rochelle, Sandra Sands, Mrs. Christina Augusta
Monique, Melvina, Lecia, Leteria, Dedrie, Shannon, Shanequa, Sherill, Lorrie. "Mama Ceva"
Sands, Pretina Lockhart, Carmena Miller, Brendalee Clarke, Sharon and Jones-Williams, 90
Barbara; Jo, go
Seventeen Nephews: Thomas, Albert, Gary, Douglas, Bernal Thompson, of North Victoria Hill San Salvador, Bahamas
Kendal, Garvin, Glen, Julian, Wadner, Elroy, Alonzo, Joseph, Roland Clarke, and formerly of Fortune Hill and South Victoria
Victor, Rowland Brown and Maurice Lawerence of Pompano Beach Florida; San Salvador, Bahamas was called home to be
Nineteen: Grand Nephews; with the Lord, at her daughter's residence on
Kenilworth Avenue, South Beach on Tuesday,
Seventeen: Grand Nieces; '.. March 27, 2007.
Host of other loving family and friends including: Rebecca Cleare,
Obadiah, Clifford, Richie, and George Goodman, Rowena, Julia and Barbara The Radiance of this "Turquoise ofA Gem" Will always glow in the hearts
Anderson, Earlin Sands, Ellen Smith, Zilpha Gibson, Junior Pratt, Richard of her:
Ferguson and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Oral Pinder, Pastor Zilchus Thompson
and the Zion Baptist Church family, Elva Minnis, Mrs. Lela Anderson, Ms. Four Sons: Harry, Reginald, Ronald and Eric Williams;
Sybil Thompson, CoField Sweeting and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Thompson, Three Daughters: Melinda Fernander, Lurie Gibson and Alma Storr;
Catharine Wilson of Gould's Florida, Dr. Sydney Smith, the Nursing Staff of Forty Three: Grand Children;
the Dialysis Unit of the Princess Margaret Hospital including Nurse Roker, Son-in-law: Wellington Fernander;
The Hon. Speaker J. Oswald Ingraham and the entire Deep Creek Community. Three Daughters-in-law: Margaret, Linda and Curline Williams;
Numerous: Great Grand, Great, Great Grand and Great, Great, Great Grand
Children, Nephews and Nieces, Grand Nephews and Nieces;
The body will be viewed in the "Sapphire Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary Many other loving family and friends.
& Monument Company Ltd. #20 Clandge Road on Thursday, March 29, 2007
from 2pm to 6pm and on Friday, March 30, 2007 at the A.M.E. Church in
Deep Creek Eleuthera from 6pm and on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Deep Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video
Creek Zion Baptist Chrrchfrom 9am to service time. tributes,,sign Mest book to share your condolence, sympathy, love
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The Tribune RELIGION

Thursday, March 29, 2007 PG 11


'Giving way

to mercy'


Psalm 126
"The Lord has done great things
for us; we are glad." v3
T his is the anniversary of
the emancipation of slav-
ery. There are lessons to
be learnt from this historical
Our past history is what we
make of it. We can look back at
the sad situation of our forefa-
thers being sold into slavery and
brood on the tragedy of the mid-
dle passage. Or we can find good
coming out of evil that is an inspi-
ration for the future.
The Israelites of the past were
taken into exile. They remem-
bered their humiliation, the hard-
ship of the long journey. They
longed for their native land. At
the journey's end, families were
divided. When the exile came to
an end, they returned home. It
was not easy for them, they
expected that they would wake up
and find it to be a dream. They
soon began to accept their new
found freedom and "their mouths
were filled with laughter and their
tongues with singing." They wit-
nessed God's faithfulness to keep
his promises. As we remember the
past our attitude should be one of
praise to the truth about God and
the working out of his purposes.
There is in life a place for testi-
mony, especially if you are a
believer. It is important that we
should confess our indebtedness.
We are a people who like to com-
plain, instead of giving praise
where praise is due. There is much
talk about domestic violence in
our nation. We do not praise each
other enough, if we did so, there
would be fewer family disagree-
ments ending in domestic vio-
lence. If, instead of taking favours
for granted, we gave credit where
credit was due, there would be
greater joy and less temptation to
demand more than we deserve.
Our churches can only be trans-
formed when believers in all cir-
cumstances consider the mercies
they have received instead of mul-
tiplying their troubles. Let's give
testimony to what God has done
for us and in us. Tell of his past
mercies. Tell how he sent His only
begotten son so that we might be
saved. The best testimony is not in
words but in the life we live. We
all want to testify of what we have
done ,insteadof testifying of what'
SGod has done. Let us share our


"The Lord has done great
things for us; we are glad". Life
had not been easy for our ances-
tors, especially after emancipa-
tion. There was the task of build-
ing their lives, of building homes
and family. There was the further
task of keeping up their spirits.
The Israelites were in the same
plight. They overcame the con-
stant pressure and despair by
Believers turn to God and pray
when they are in trouble. They
pray to Him to restore their for-
tunes. This Psalm is an encourage-
ment to all. He uses the analogy of
sowing and reaping. By an act of
faith we must believe that if only
we go steadily with our sowing we
will reap in personal virtue. We
must believe in a happy ending.
Jesus tells us that he has come
to bring us abundant life. We must
take him at his promise. This is a
Psalm that comforts us not only in
life but also in death. Life in God
ends in triumph.
Remember, the tragedy of
Good Friday brought victory at
Easter. "Weeping may endure for
a night, but joy comes in the

S-Prayer:-Reito)e bur fortunes, 0


THIS coming Sunday we begin
Passion week, beginning with Palm
I would like to begin with words I
heard the other day how an elderly
lady said she dreaded Good Friday. It
was an honest and simple statement
from a gentle woman recounting her
faith's journey. However, she spoke not
only for herself, but for many others.
She bore some weight we all carry when
faced with the prospect of the Passion.
How like Jesus himself, I thought. He
desired to eat the meal, but dreaded the
thought of drinking the cup. When the
awful time came, he was as clear and
straightforward as the reluctant woman
who feared Good Friday: "Father, if it is
your will, take this cup from me; yet not
my will, but yours be done."
He tasted the anguish. He bled with
worry. But as Isaiah foretold, this God-
with-us would not turn back. He
remained unshielded before the siege of
life and death. Face set like flint, he
clung only to the one who sent him.
God, having made us in godly image,
made God in Jesus the likeness of
The incarnation and its inevitable
result would be a great emptying out
into us. It would be the.second fall: the
fall of God into our human estate, a sub-
lime bankruptcy with no golden para-
It is our human circumstance, grand
and bizarre, that is at issue in the,
Passion. Our predicament is the healing
of the wounds without the cover of cos-
metics. Our problem is the solving of sin
without endless stratagems of denial.
"Not guilty," we all say, having taken
the ploys of the courtroom as our
method of life. We plea bargain our way
through while the slaughter goes on.
Lacerations we bear in quiet. Cruelties
we have inflicted go unmentioned.
Deprivations we share in common are
How could any human being ever live
and escape the Passion? We would
never rear children, never be born,
never inhabit such a dear world fraught
with peril, and we would probably never
grow. Certainly we would never love. It
is for us that Virgil mourned the "tears
of things."
Jesus said more, "Do not weep for
me," he advised the women of
Jerusalem, "weep for yourselves and for
your children." ,,
'- And so we do in our own passion. We
weep for ourselves in abundance or dep-
rivation. We weep for the children we

never had and the children we have
brought to birth. The tears are
inescapable, no matter how hard we
might try to pretend. No power or Pilate
or pleasure of Herod can preserve us.
The old lady who so dreaded Good
Friday had it quite right. It is an
inevitable, dreaded season of life. We
die our thousand deaths. We pour out
our hearts and tears for our young,
mourn the lost beloved, especially the
many young people who were murdered
in our country so far this year, the bro-
ken companion, the unraveling parent.
We sweat the love and bleed the sorrow.
If only there were a way out.
But unexpectedly, wondrously, the
one who need not have been like us, yet
chose to be so, did not flee. He entered
the garden of Gethsemane to rectify the
garden of Eden. Not clinging to the
robes of divinity, he took the towel to
wash our feet. And we, with Peter,
might murmur, "not just our feet, Lord,
but our whole being, our pains and ter-
rors, our aging and fading, our agonies
and death."
C S Lewis wrote in his Poems that
love was as warm as tears: unsettling,
uninvited, cleansing, and comforting. It
was fierce as fire, flickering with life,
smoldering with rage, constant as some
eternal flame. Love, too, was as fresh as
spring, new and alive, daring and bold.
But he ended this song of Love with the
most telling stanza of all: Love's as hard
as nails, love is nails. Blunt, thick, ham-
mered through the medial nerves of one
who, having made us, knew the thing He
had done, seeing (with all that is) our
cross and His.
Perhaps it is that cross we dread. We'd
rather go some day, bright, shining and
unstained, before the broken servant to
thank Him for His pains, not for us, but
for all those others out there who need-
ed it. We would manage our salvation by
our efforts and achievements.
"Thank you, but, all the same, I'd
rather not need such terrible proof of
But the dream of sinlessness sours to
nightmare when we fail and fall.
Having counted on flimsy virtue that
cruelly betrays us, in our honour we
conclude that we were not even worth
the Passion and all is lost. The Pharisee
who did not need salvation is joined by
the failure who judges himself hopeless
beyond its power and grace.
Good Friday's wood, on which hung
the Saviour of the world, remains wait-
iing,.f our kissi It;boetthe-one. who says J
to us, now and eternally, from the cross,
"Yes, you needed this. And yes, your
were worth it."

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Sister Mary Benedict Pratt

Every month the Monastery will do a series of articles on each

of its members. Each month you will meet a different Sister. For

this week meet Sister Mary Benedict Pratt, who has been in

the religious life for more than 50 years, and is still enjoying it.

Sitting atop a hill not far from
the city of Nassau. Saint
Martin Monastery is home of
an independent Benedictine commu-
nity of religious women serving the
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Nassau in the Bahamas. Their foun-
dation in 1937 was to pursue sanctifi-
cation of community members and
engage in apostolic work for the spir-
itual and temporal welfare of the
Today their ministries involves:
education, administration, pastoral
ministry, healthcare services, care of
the elderly, mentoring and spiritual
guidance. For many years the
Benedictine Sisters have impacted
the lives of many generations
through their involvement in the
Church and the wider community.
Sister Mary Benedict Pratt
SISTER Mary Benedict Pratt. a
native of Long Island, was born to
the late John Samuel and Mathilda
Ann (nee Dean) Pratt of Clarence
Town. She is the sixth child and the
youngest daughter of the Pratt fami-
.1. Sister Mary Benedict entered St.
Martin Monastery in 1955, and com-
mitted her life to seeking God and
ministering to God's people.
As soon as her initial religious for-
mation period was completed. Sister
Mary Benedict was assigned to teach
and share in carrying out the spiritual
and corporal works of mercy of the.
community. Besides classroom
teaching she did her fair share of
helping to visit the sick and feed the
As a teacher, she taught at the
Clarence Town Al Age School, St.
Bede's, Our Lady's, Aquinas College,
St. Thomas More, St. Joseph, as
teacher and Principal, St. Francis.
and Xa\ier's Lower School as
Principal She also shared her talents
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dents of Sts. Peter and Paul School,
Eirosa, Minnesota.

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Sister Mary Benedict earned a
Bachelor's degree in Education from
the College of St. Benedict.
Minnesota, Master of Science degree
in Administration from Barry
University. Miami, Florida, and a
diploma in Pastoral Studies from St.
Louis University, Missouri.
A woman of prayer and love for
the poor and oppressed, Sister Mary
Benedict spent many years minister-
ing to the incarcerated at her
Malesty's Prison in Fox Hill, teaching
remedial mathematics and reading as
well as Religious Education.
Cherishing God's command which
sas"s"Whatsoever you do to the least
of my brothers and sisters you do
unto me," Sister's ministry extended
to caring for the neglected and
abused children at the Nazareth
Over these fifty-two years in the
Religious Life, Sister Mary Benedict
has served not only as teacher, social
worker, school principal and
Superintendent of Catholic
Education, but also as Regional
Superior of her Religious community.
After fifty years of teaching, coach-
ing, enabling and empowering young
Bahamians, Sister Mary Benedict
retired from the post of
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
in the Bahamas in the summer of
2002. Sister is grateful for having
been able to assist in the develop-
ment and education of many persons
who are making tremendous contri-
butions to our Church and nation.
Recently, in 2006, Sister Mary
Benedict was elected as third Prioress
of St. Martin Monastery for the next
four years.
Her prayers are that young women
will see the need to serve the Church
in the religious life, and respond gen-
erously for the harvest is great but
the labourers are few. "We pray," -she
said. "that the Lord of the harvest
yard. So that in all things God may he

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of Strachans Alley and fonnerly of
Orange Creek, Cat Island, will be
held on Thursday, March, 29th,
2007, at 11:00 a.m., at New Destiny
Baptist Church, Baillou Hill Road.
Officiating will be Bishop Delton
Fernander, assisted by other
Ministers. Intennent follows in
Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory are, two children, Marsha Bartlett and
Eric Stubbs; one son-in-law, Dr. Tyrone Bartlett; two sisters,
Hazel Adderley and Nathalie Johnson; two brothers, Cromwell
and Ansil Stubbs; ex-wife, Jennymae Miller-Stubbs; two sisters-
in-law, Eliza Stubbs and Paulamae Miller; six brothers-in-law,
Cecil Johnson, Hennis Adderley, Alphonso, David, Chris and
Roland Miller; four grandchildren, Tamu Albury, Travis, Tempestt
and Tanner Bartlett; one grandson-in-law, Robert Albury; great
grandchildren, Tylah Sweeting and Nicholas Albury; adopted
children, Eleanor Millar, Vera Clarke and Marcellin Sylverain; a
host of nieces and nephews including, Fritz Stubbs, Sheryl Stubbs,
Henry Stubbs, Deacon and JP Ron M. Stubbs and Helen Stubbs,
Bishop Rudolph and Florence McKinney, Beccamae, Princess,
Cyril and P.J. Stubbs, Calvin Morley, Rufus Bain, Allan and
Sennamae Adderley, Alvin, Marshanell, Patricia, Kathy, Donell
Brown, Larry Hutchinson, Collin, Austin, Ryan, Lionel, Kent and
Francis Johnson, Lentia Pratt, Rosedell Stubbs, Harry Jr., Patrick,
Cynthia, Mary and Patricia Forbes, Kenneth and Emerson Rolle,
Virginia Ferguson, Ruth Bowe Dean, Ruth and Zendel Morley,
Dianne, Elizabeth and Janet Bain, Georgianna Williams, Yvonne
Mortimer, Janet Jennings; numerous grand nieces and nephews,
a host of other relatives and friends including, the entire Stubbs
and Cleare families, JP Maxwell Stubbs and family, Rev. Garland
Russell, Alpine Russell, Bishop Tueton Stubbs and family, Leon
Stubbs and family; the Newbold families including, Joshua
Newbold, Ulysses Newbold and William Newbold and family;
Rosetta Clarke, The Stuarts, Dean and Seymour families, Emerline
Lockhart, Sarah Smith, the Fife and Poitier families, Hon. Brave
Davis MP of Cat Island, Rev. Dr. Garnet King, Osbourne King,
Catherine KingJohnson, Mr. Beneby and family, Mr. Dorsett and
family, Barber Collie, Anthony (Ants) Rolle, Bishop Delton
Fernander and the New Destiny family, The Region Bells and

Back to the Island Singers, Orange Creek Community and the
vendors on Potter's Cay Dock.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.


of Pinewood Gardens will be held
on Saturday, March 31, 2007 ac 11:00
a.m. at First Baptist Church, Market
Street and Coconut Grove Avenue.
Officiating will be Rev. Earle Francis,
assisted by Rev. Diana Francis.
Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.

Cherished memory will forever linger in the hearts of her mother,
Ocie Rolle; children, Durrall Rolle and Tateka Lowe-Canter;
husband, Ervin Bispham; sisters, Vandamae Manson, Susan Rolle
and Alice Smith; brothers, Stanford, Willis and Thomas Rolle;
son-in-law, Jermaine Canter; daughter-in-law, Desiree Evans;
brothers-in-law, George Manson and Edward Richardson; sister-
in-law, Pam Rolle; nephews, Dwayne Rolle, Torino Manson, Bruce
Adderley, Akeem Colebrook, Jarad Rolle, Tony Richardson and
George Manson Jr.; nieces, Shakera Adderley, Tameka Manson,
Briesha Smith, Georgette Manson, Briniqua Smith and Lachea
Strachan; grandniece, Brentinique McPhee; aunts, Anniemae Smith,
Beulah, Ladoris, Evelyn, Annie and Geneva Lloyd; uncles,
Raymond, Cecil, Newlon LLoyd, Nathan Smith and Victor Rolle;
other relatives and friends including, Apostle Genva Ferguson,
Prophetess Jessiemae McPhee, Linton, Gisela and Phyllis Holder
of New York, the management and staff of Cafe' in the Clouds,
staff and doctors of Female Medical II, staff and doctors of ICU
Princess Margaret Hospital, management and staff of Floyd's Cafe';
also the following and their families, Sue Decosta, Judy Rolle,
Cinetta Evans, Mary Canter, Deborah Stuart, Grantly Laing, Ethel
Lloyd, Janice Rolle; the entire McKenzie and Barraterre families;
the entire residents of Pinewood Gardens and numerous family
and friends too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respect at Newbold Brothers'
Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East
Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Saturday at the
church froml0:00 a.m. until service time.



PG 14 Thursday, March 29, 2007

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US families travel to Caribbean

synagogues to celebrate bar

and bat mitzvah ceremonies

Associated Press Writer
US Virgin Islands (AP) -
Weddings aren't the only
major life event Americans
are traveling for these days.
Now there are destination
bar and bat mitzvahs.
American adolescents and
their families are increasingly
traveling to the Caribbean's
historic synagogues to mark
the coming-of-age rituals that
are among the most significant
events in Judaism.
Jewish boys and girls typi-
cally participate in the cere-
monies when they are 13 years
old, when they go before their
congregations to read from
the Torah.
The St Thomas Synagogue
in the US Virgin Islands has
recorded a tenfold increase in
celebrants in the last four
years with reservations
stretching into 2009, said
Rabbi Arthur Starr.
The congregation, which
started serving the small
Jewish community on the
island near the end of the 18th
century, oversees about 30 bar
and bat mitzvah celebrations
each year up from just two
or three in 2002.
"We've never advertised
that we do this. People just
hear about it," said Starr,
whose synagogue is a National
Historic Landmark.
The Mikve Israel-Emanuel
Synagogue in the Dutch
Caribbean island of Curacao
has seen a similar increase.
The congregation, founded in
1732, is likely the oldest in the
Western Hemisphere and was
a hub from which Sephardic
Jews the name for Jews of
Spanish and Portuguese
descent fanned out across
the Americas.
"Some come with a large
group of family and friends to
have the celebration some-
where different and get a love-
ly vacation at the same time,"
said Hazzan AveryTracht. orfe'
of the 275-year-old syna-

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* RABBI Arthur Starr speaks to visitors to the St Thomas Synagogue, in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Starr says the synagogue
has recorded a tenfold increase in celebrants of bar and bat mitzvahs in the last four years, with reservations stretching into 2009.

gogue's spiritual leaders.
Starr said the ceremonies
boost the islands' local
economies since the after-syn-
agogue festivities tend to be
Thirteen-year-old George
Pollack, of Long Island, New
York, picked the St Thomas
Synagogue to celebrate his bar
mitzvah with 48 of the family's
nearest and dearest, said his
mother, Lisa Pollack.
"A.lot of our friends might
A nobt herwise have th' opport'
tuinity r ; :." s:: e said in

a telephone interview. "This is
the most spiritual synagogue
I've ever stepped in. It's amaz-
The St. Thomas congrega-
tion was formed in 1796 by
immigrants from Curacao and
St Eustatius, when the US
Virgin Islands were under
Danish control.
The synagogue was built in
1833 with stones used as bal-
last by European merchant
ships.. It replaced an older,
wooden structure destroyed
by fire two years earlier.

Immigrants from medieval
Spain and Portugal founded
the Jewish community in
Curacao in 1651 after fleeing
the Spanish Inquisition.
Both synagogues have sand
floors in remembrance of the
religious persecution that
expelled their community's
ancestors from Europe, Starr
said. The sand muffled the
sound of the banned Jewish
Some spiritually minded
cruise ship visitors Bypas the
maze of tourist slh,,: in

(AP Photo: Matt Probasco)

Charlotte Amalie's downtown
to see the mahogany furnish-
ings, chandeliers and Torah
scrolls of the St Thomas
Synagogue, which has a core
congregation of some 110
"This is such a classic place
to come," said Mel Grossman,
a cruise ship passenger from
Toronto, Canada, who has vis-
ited both the St Thomas and
Curacao synagogues. "I don't
care if I never go to a jewelry
store. I come to the syna-

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 PG 15

Handwritten, illustrated Bible

revisits ancient tradition

Associated Press Writer

NAPLES, Florida (AP) The
pages are made of calfskin, the ink is
500 years old, the letters each perfectly
inscribed with quills. And yet for all
the antiquity the St John's Bible
embraces, there are decidedly modern
signs too images of terrorist targets,
urban apartment buildings, even
cheering football fans.
This is more than just another edi-
tion of the Bible.
The text has been painstakingly
handwritten and illustrated at a master
calligrapher's studio in a converted
shed in Wales, a remarkable conver-
gence of past and present that includes
everything from prehistoric cave paint-
ings to satellite images from space.
The work sends a message about the
universality of faith across time. In a
sense, it seeks to be all things to all
"This is the yearning," explained
Donald Jackson, who is the lead scribe
on the project, "the voices of people in
different cultures and religions, voicing
their yearning for closeness to God."
Portions of the massive seven-vol-
ume Bible expected to cost its spon-
sors about $7.8 million when it's done
- are on display through next month
at the Naples Museum of Art; Visitors
see not only the remarkable calligra-
phy that seems too perfect to have
come from the human hand, but the
artistic interpretations of passages.
They are on pages nearly two feet high
and 16 inches wide.
They vary widely, from simple illus-
trations of butterflies, to one-of-a-kind
portrayals, such as that of the creation
story, which is represented in a panel of
seven side-by-side strips depicting the
initial chaos of the world's birth, the
emergence of human life and the
divine day of rest.
Jackson did most of the illustrations
or illuminations, as they're called -
himself. Five others are helping with
much of the lettering, and nine guest
artists have also contributed.
The images Jackson has chosen
come from a wide variety of cultures.
In Luke, the parable of the prodigal
son includes renderings of simple rec-
tangular towers which a reader
would identify as the World Trade
Center representing the need for
forgiveness and alternatives to
The story of Adam and Eve features
an African man and woman, whose
likenesses were influenced by photo-
graphs of Ethiopian tribespeople; they

WIN this undated image provided by th
at Saint Johl's University, a page of the
and the Seed story. This iletratioa is one
on exhibit through April 6, 2087, at thi
Naples, Florida.

are surrounded by designs taken from
objects as varied as Peruvian feather
capes and Middle Eastern textiles. In a
depiction of the Pentecost, there is a
gold column of fire, but also simple
black outlines of spectators at a college
football game.
"If these words have any importance
it isn't an importance that belongs in
the past," Jackson said. "If there is any
importance at all, they're going to
always be important now, in the past
and in the future."

God as an underlying characteristic,
S even though it's in a Bible that is
a specifically Christian," said the Rev
Eric Hollas, a Benedictine monk at St
'- 1John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minn.,
which commissioned the Bible.
The New Revised Standard Version
translation is used because most major
Christian denominations approve of it.
The undertaking is a historic one.
While other religious traditions have
i ,I maintained a custom of hand-penning
Their sacred texts, it has fallen out of
favor in Christianity since the Middle
The St John's Bible is considered the
most ambitious undertaking of its kind
in 500 years. Christopher de Hamel, a
medieval manuscript scholar at
-i Cambridge University in England, said
S'the project is monumental in scope.
"The Bible is probably the most
important text, the most widely circu-
lated text, the most central text in
Western civilization," de Hamel said.
I "Whether it's true or not true is irrele-
And to take that great book, which
has been copied by hand for two-thirds
of its history, and to recreate it by hand
as it was in the Middle Ages, is as
thrilling as rebuilding the Parthenon
using the same kind of marble or the
same kind of carving, or building a new
Stonehenge by dragging giant stones
across the country."
Jackson who received a scholar-
ship to art school at the age of 13 and
taught college himself at 20 had
dreamed of creating a handwritten
Bible for decades before he began the
project. He pitched the idea to Hollas
12. years ago, and three years later
found himself signing a contract com-
missioning the project on behalf of the
Roman Catholic order.
SHi Miueum asad Manuscript Libnrsy "We wanted to do something that, in
Saint Joimbs Bible ilbatrates the Sower a sense, would be a gift to the world,"
of many found in the ilmnistea Bibl Hollas said.
SPhilhmrmke Center for the Arts in Aside from his responsibilities pen-
ning royal documents for the House of
(AP Photo) Lords, the 69-year-old Jackson has
refused other work since beginning the
Bible. The project was to be finished
The Bible also aims at religious this year, but has fallen behind sched-
unity. In Psalms, for example, one large ule and likely won't be complete until
image is superimposed with digital fall 2009.
voice prints electronic images of Jackson, raised a Methodist, said he
sounds. They include not only St John's has grown more spiritual as the project
monks' chants, but a sacred song of progressed. He first saw it as an artistic
Native Americans, the sound of a challenge; now, he feels more deeply
Jewish men's chorus, Buddhist tantric about the book's content, precisely
harmonics, the Islamic call to prayer, how he said he hopes others will react
Taoist temple music, a popular Hindu too.
devotional and an Indian chant. "It seems that the words have value
"We wanted a sense of ecumenism when you go through the trouble to do
and sort of all of humanity seeking it in this way," he said.

PG 16 Thursday, March 29, 2007


The Tribune

The Christian Counselling Centre:

Serving the community for 21 years

T he Christian Counselling
Centre (CCC) opened its
doors early in 1986 responding
to the great need for help by cocaine
addicts and their families.
After providing treatment for sub-
stance abuse issues for two years, we
shifted our focus to providing family
support services. Since 1986, we have
had the joy of serving an increasing
number of hurting persons. In our first
year we held approximately 500 client
consultations (number of contacts, not
number of persons.) Up to now, we
have handled well over 5,000 consulta-
The Christian Counselling Centre
exists to help hurting people by provid-
ing professional counselling and edu-
cational resources that inspire growth
in relationships with God, others and
self in an accepting, caring, confiden-
tial environment.

The Christian Counselling Centre's
Abaco project
A year ago, we embarked on a quest
to explore whether or not there was
sufficient need to establish a branch of
the Christian Counselling Centre in
Abaco. This outreach was due to the
request of the community, and a grant
from a private donor was extended for
the purposes of assessing the needs of
the community and beginning the out-
The outreach began last year with a
meeting with community stakeholders
where members of the board had an
opportunity to hear the perceived
needs of the community in Marsh
Harbour and other Abaco communi-
ties. At that meeting, the stakeholders
which were comprised of Ministry of
Education officials, pastors, and gov-
ernment ministers, highlighted the
need for establishing a centre in
Abaco. Training was also noted as a
priority area.
Responding to the view expressed
by community stakeholders that family
issues were at the root of many of the
social problems in Abaco, the
Christian Counselling Centre arranged
for Dr Richard Marks of Marriage for
Life, Inc, Jacksonville, Florida, to
accompany Pastor Frederick E Arnett,
the executive director of the
Counselling Centre on a trip to Marsh
Harbour in March of 2006. They con-
ducted training seminars for teachers
and parents in several schools in Marsh
Harbour and the neighboring settle-
In October of last year, Dr Marks
travelled to Moore's Island where he
trained teachers and parents.

Back Row (left to right): Enza Gibson, Sarone Kennedy, Rosalie Stubbs, Vincent Coakley, Paula Adderley, Tim Higgs
- Middle Row (left to right): Theresa Pinder, Erika Lowe, Ruth Smith, Coral Johnson, Ruth Pinder, April Higgs,
Denise Gadsby Front Row (left to right): Executive director of CCC, Pastor Frederick Arnett; Director of Training and
Research, Dr Suzanne Newbold; Director of Mental Health Promotion and Vicente Roberts

Additional training was also carried
out in Marsh Harbour and neighbour-
ing settlements.
An intensive course in the basic
skills of counselling was commenced
early in 2007 and approximately 15
Ministry of Education personnel, pas-
tors, and community leaders complet-
ed this three week course, which
included an overview of counseling,
and training in individual and family
The course incorporated substantial
opportunity for practical application.
Each session culminated with home-
work. The facilitators were Dr
Suzanne Newbold, Vicente Roberts,
and Stanley Smith.
As a result of the training, it is pro-
posed that the group who completed
these initial courses will be available to
offer some basic counseling in the

Abaco community. This counselling
will initially be supervised by the facil-
itators who will periodically fly in from
Nassau on the weekend to provide
supervision. Abaco Central Primary
School was offered as the temporary
site for the initial activity.
A complete group of the persons
who were trained, and available hours
for counseling will be published within
the near future.
The Christian Counselling Centre
will continue to provide training
opportunities for the group, and it is
hoped that CCC will receive local sup-
port in expanding these initiatives and
in identifying a permanent site for its
operation in Marsh Harbour.
The significant strides made in the
establishment of a branch of CCC in
Abaco, were enhanced by the ground
work of members of the Abaco com-

munity, three of whom must be recog-
nized for the time and energy that they
have invested over the past year, Gina
Guttuso, Sawyer (Ministry of
Education Abaco District), and Ruth
The Christian Counselling Centre
has invited Dr Marks to New
Providence May 24 -26 to conduct a
marriage seminar where he will be pro-
viding training to couples and singles
based on the well known "Christian
PAIRS" training modules. On Sunday
May 27 the Christian Counselling
Centre will be celebrating 21 years of
service to the community in a church
service to be held at Calvary Bible

For further information
contact our office at 323-7000.

The Tribune


Thursday, March 29, 2007 PG 17

Bahamas Debutante Foundation

celebrates morning masses at

St Matthew's Anglican Church
THE Bahamas Debutante Foundation celebrated the morning masses at historic St Matthew's Anglican Church over the weekend.
Celebrants were Father Crosley Walkine (left), Rector of St Anne's Parish, and Father Chester Burton (right), assistant priest at St
Luke's Parish in Rock Sound, Eleuthera.
The Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims for social transformation in young women. It engages in education to train, support
and collaborate with women for social change locally and globally.
(Photo: Anthony Longley/St Matthew's Communication)

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I' of Butler Street, Nassau Village and
formerly of Steventon, Exuma will
be held on Thursday, March 29, 2007
at 7:30 p.m. at Commonwealth
Mission Baptist Church,
Commonwealth Boulevard, Elizaeth
Estates. Officiating will be Minister
Romeo Josey, assisted by Minister
Whitleen Burrows.



of Butler Street, Nassau Village and formerly of Steventon, Exuma,
will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Church of God Auditorium,
Joe Farrington Road. Officiating will be Bishop Arnold E. Josey
D.D., assisted by Rev. Dr. R.E. Cooper, Dr. Irene Coakley and
Rev. Jerry Josey. Interment in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

She is survived by three sons, Pedro Josey, Minister Romeo Josey
Sr. of Bahama Sound, Great Exuma and Sergeant 912 Deno Josey
of The Royal Bahamas Police Force; six daughters, Patrinella
McKenzie, Alecia Mae Josey; Suzette Basden of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Larriett Dean, Charmayne Josey, Nurse Joyanne Wilson
and one adopted daughter, Maryann Young of Deerfield Beach
Florida; twelve grandsons, Clarence McKenzie, Barrington Smith,
Sergio Basden, Byron Smith, Selwyn McKenzie Jr., Sedale
McKenzie, Romeo Josey Jr. of Great Exuma, Devante Josey,
JabronWilson, Tyrique Josey, Traie Josey and Avery Basden of
Freeport, Grand Bahama; 12 granddaughters, Keisha Pratt, Keyva
Shorter of Atlanta, Georgia, Sasha Wilson, Kenva Josey, Keishel
Wilson, Tiarra Josey, Denedra Josey, Deshante Josey, Amber
Basden of Grand Bahama, Romica and Dominique Josey of Great
Exuma and KristieJosey as well as two adopted granddaughters,
Avianna and Empress Dames; three great grandchildren, Dana
Pratt, Taylor Wilson and Trent Wilson; one brother, Winston
Varence; one sister, Stephanie Varence; two brothers-in-law, Urie
Josey of Delray Bech, Florida, Bishop Leonard Josey of Daytona
Beach, Florida; five sisters-in-law, Betty Varence, Corrine Rolle,
Maudline Josey, Shirley and Merline Josey of Florida; two sons-
in-law, Wayne Basden of Grand Bahama and Keith Dean, two
daughters-in-law, Monique Josey of Exuma and Juliette Josey;
one grandson-in-law, Xavier Shorter of Atlanta, Georgia; three

nieces, Denise Bedant, Tanya Bonamy and Michelle Finlayson;
two nephews, Antoine and Brent Wallace; two godchildren, Judy
and Ben and two lifelong friends, Ms. Angelina Rolle and Orelia
A host of other relatives including, Pastor Hugh Roach, Maxine
Lord, Patrick Wright, Olivia Tucker, Alfred Roach of Philadephia,
Pennsyvania, Jephta Roach, Patrick Roach, Obediah Roach Jr.,
Elvy Roach and Dorcus Delancey, Mr. Leon and Blonetta Roach,
Dr. Clara McPhee, Adelma Roach Penn, Tony Roach, Jacqueline
Dean, Carl Adderley, Solomon Roach, Ansolam Roach, Drexel
Gibson, Minister Al Gibson, Daron Tucker, Tina Roach and Clayton
Ferguson of Steventon, Exuma, Doralese Roach, Rowena Rolle,
Luther and Wendell Rolle of Rolletown, Exuma, Valbon, Album
and Nahaniel Roach; the Rhodriguez family of Harts, Exuma, the
Humes family of Ramsey, Exuma, Donahue "Donnie" Lightbourne,
Ken Flowers of Grand Bahama, Keith "Pryor" Ferguson, Virginia
Cartwright, Judy Ferguson, Tanya Albury, Dwight, Patrick Wright
Jr., Richard Wright, Angela Cargill, Joann, Garth Wright, Bridgette
Beckles, Officer 230 Eric Ellis of the R.B.P.F, Rebecca Munnings,
Reshanda Ford, Sophia Rahming, Mr. Phichol Nicholson,
Bernadette and Nadene Ellis.
Additional relatives and friends including Bishop Arnold and Elder
Vernita Josey; Rufus, Nathaniel, Doris, Edith, Ornald and Valentino;
the Josey family of New Providence, Cat Island and Florida, Dr.
Reuben E. Cooper Jr., Dr. Irene Coakley, Dr. Rubyann Cooper
Darling, Attorney Richard Cooper, the entire Cooper family, Elder
Leonard "Skeeta" Dames and family of Rolletown, Exuma, Mr.
John Rolle, Deputy Commissioner Royal Bahamas Police Force,
Pastor Charles Rolle and the entire Rolle family, Father John
Clarke and family, Rev'd Dr. Charles W. Saunders, Rev. Oswald
Nixon and the entire Nixon family of Steventon, Exuma, Deacon
Cyril Rolle, Derek Rolle, Nurse Phillipa Armbriser and the entire
Armbristerfamily, CassieMoncur, Patsy Anderson, Esther Ferguson
of Steventon, Exuma, Erma Ferguson of Moss Town, Exuma,
Mavis McPhee of Rolleville, Exuma; the Deveaux's of Nassau
and family of Smiths Bay, Cat Island, Bishop Neville Hart and
family, Ethel Brown and family, Beulah Wright, Mae Lightbourne,
Victoria Josey, Selwyn McKenzie, Noel Dillette and family Patricia
Rolle and family, Rochelle Morley and family, Emitte Farrington
and family, families of Nassau Village, including The Martins,
Reckleys, the Johnson, Strachans; William Davis and family along
with Mr. Charles Carter. Finally, The Commonwealth Mission
Baptist Church family, The Mission Baptist Consortium of Churches
and the House of Elijah family, as well as the entire community
of Nassau Village, the Community of Steventon, Exuma and the
Steventon Commonage Estate.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson
Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.



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Thursday, March 29, 2007 PG 19


your stakes'

Reflection on Isaiah 54:2
"Enlarge the site of your tent, and let
the curtains of your habitation be
stretched out, do not hold back, length-
en your cords and strengthen your

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T he image is quite familiar, I. .
am sure, to those who go
camping. As a former Girl "-" ji
Guide, I had brief exposure to camp-
ing, and our Governor General Youth .
Award (GGYA) participants, Boy and
Girl Scouts are among those who are
involved regularly in such activities.
However, let us use our imaginations
to envisage ourselves as nomads
whose home is quite mobile and then
apply the truths to our current situa- .*'
First of all, it is God who requests
the change to occur. Perhaps you are
very satisfied with your present posi-
tion. You may have operated at this
level of contentment for quite some
time. There may even be a degree of By REVEREND ANGELA
complacency that has set in, and C BOSFIELD PALACIOUS
expenditure of great amounts of ener-
gy is too disruptive to your familiar
pattern. Suddenly, you are confronted
with a direct word from the Lord: "First of all, it is God who
"Enlarge the site of your tent." te
What are the current parameters of requeSts the change to
your existence? Is it home, work, gym, Pe p
church, extended family and that is occur. Perhaps you are
the extent of it? Are you servicing very satisfied with your
such a small constituency that you are
making a very limited impact? If this present position..."
is your word from God for today to
'what do you think God is referring? Rev Angela Palacious
If yon are to allow the curtains of
your habitation to be stretched out
what are you going to increase, put in place the necessary adjustments
expand, incorporate or explore? Is it in order to cause this new thing to
in the areas of relationships finances, take shape. Are you possessive, inse-
education, service, creativity, spiritual- cure, selfish, lazy, indifferent, short-
ity or travel? What are you meant to sighted, stubborn, or "uptight"? God
do with this sense of roominess and says "lengthen your cords". Pray to
accommodation? find out how this applies to you.
"Do not hold back" is a fascinating Finally, the mandate is given to
challenge. Are you praying about a "strengthen your stakes." Is this your
move that you know is from God, but prayer life, your faith in God, in belief
you have been holding back? God in forgiveness, your reading of the
knows that we often fear failure, or Bible, your connection with a
restrict growth, resent change and Christian community or some other
limit our own potential. This is not just move to deepen a commitment or
any gamble or uncalculated risk. This establish a position?
sounds like a deliberate, methodical
expansion of our horizons. Use this time to ponder this verse
Which cords do you think need prayerfidly and open your heart to
lengthening in your ife? Oncevou are God and open vour day to a new
opcn to thil e thinow 1., t(o VISI(On ( I .OS' ,,:.

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9:00am The Celebration of the Lord's
Passion, Divine Liturgy -
Addresses on The Passion
and Holy Communion

8:00pm Blessing of the New Fire,
Lighting of the Paschal
Candle, Liturgy of The Word.
Renewal of Baptismal Vows,
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7:00am holy Eucharist
9-00am The Solemn Eucharist Of The
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Doctor says Church must

return to the community

Dr David Allen addresses 86th Annual National

Convention of the Church of God of Prophecy

Tribune Feature Writer
A s society struggles to get a
grip on soaring crime rates,
S one entity that has within
its power the ability to institute posi-
tive change is the Church. But if the
Church is to be that instrument -
used to propel society forward then
it must return to the community, Dr
David F Allen said recently.
In his address to the 86th Annual
National Convention of the Church
of God of Prophecy, Dr Allen, a psy-
chologist, said that if every church
becomes a community enhancement
centre by adopting the immediate
neighbourhood around it, the
Bahamas could be revolutionized in
three years time.
"Following the mandate that we
are called to start in Jerusalem our
home base, the church provides the
most hope for societal renewal."
Dr Allen noted that the church has
capabilities beyond psychological,
physical or intellectual resources by
the almighty power of the Spirit of
God; "it is not by power or might,
but by my Spirit says the Lord".
He also noted that the church is a
reservoir of a deep sense of commu-
nity, based on forgiveness and love.
No healing occurs in life without a
caring community, especially a crime
According to Dr Allen, the church
is endowed with the redemptive love
of Jesus Christ and can help it mem-
bers and the community make the
projective shift from fear to love,
from wounds to worship and illusion
to reality. 'For God has not given us
the spirit of Fear unto bondage, but
love, power and discipline.'
He said further that the cycle of
anger the afflicts many in the com-
munity moves from hurt to resent-
ment, bitterness, hardness of heart
an ends witlor evil.
Church has gt spi

* DR DAVID ALLEN says if every church becomes a community enha
ment centre by adopting the immediate neighbourhood around it,
Bahamas could be revolutionized in three years time.
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tual warfare or negative energy so ment like communication techno
prevalent in a drug or crime crisis, cars, and weapons. To help fund t
'For we fight not against flesh and cost of fighting crime, Dr Allen
blood. But against principalities and noted that if 50,000 Bahamians gi
evil in high places.' $1 per week, in one year the police
Taking Action would have $2,400,000 to fight cri
Along with the Church's role in "Fellow Bahamians, where there
tackling the issue of crime in the will, there is a way," he told the c
Bahamas, Dr Allen also highlighted gregation.
a number of suggestions that the Increase the size and strength
community can engage in to effec- the Police Force: Dr Allen believe
tively take action against crime: that the visibility of the police, in
Equip the Police: No doubt, itself, is a strong deterrent to crin
fighting crime is an expensive under- When there is a spate of murders
taking, which means that the police an area, the community is calited
need sophisticated and cost equip- the overwhelming presence of po
" .'-''! ,'; '' ^ "- ;' ,-

I- walking the street.
, According to Dr Allen, the size of
the force can be increased in a num-
ber of ways:
Early recruitment and preparing
high school students for a career in
law enforcement.
Establishing legislation to
strengthen the existing district con-
stables programme. In spite of its
problems this programme has proved
effective in certain neighborhoods,
he said.
The recruitment of foreign police
on a two-year rotating basis will not
only increase the size and strength of
the force, but will also reduce "the
incestuous nature" of the force.
"We do it in teaching, medicine,
construction, and banking, why not
law enforcement?" Dr Allen asked.
"I know that this is not popular
and I've been criticized for it since
the Pindling administration, but I've
watched our crime problem espe-
cially murders deteriorate since the
drug crisis of the 1980s. This is not a
surprise because a severe cocaine cri-
sis like we had in the 1980s chal-
lenges the very socio-cultural ethic of
a society were the gun is the law and
nce- property and life is not respected"
the Increase the benefits for officers
and the families of officers killed in
oto) duty: the Bahamas' future depends
on whether we can reduce or control
our crime rates.
ogy, Anger management and conflict
he resolution: "We need to learn to call
the police during an argument and
ve not when the gun is shot or the knife
ce goes in," said Dr Allen.
ime. Review of capital punishment: "I
is a believe in capital punishment for a
on- person who kills more than once. I
recommend a constitutional change
of to make the final Appellate Court of
es Appeal for murder to be in the
Bahamas rather than the Privy
ie. Council."
in ,!.Murderers should not be on bail
by 4iEiitablishment of Community
lice rts

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TOPIC: "Faith the Seed that Multiplies"
By: Pastor Kenneth H.B. Adderley
Read: Matthew 17:19-20
My brothers and sisters, God has a way for getting your needs
met, your problems solved, your deliverance to come. The
way is rooted in your Faith becoming a Seed.

Faith is an action word that when we release it to God. It takes
on a totally new nature. It takes on the nature of a miracle in
the making. When you plant, sow or release a seed. God
changes the nature, characteristics of that seed so that it
becomes something else; and the power of the life in the seed
increases, multiplies to great extent that nothing can stop the
seed from pushing forward.

Faith is a process that must be develop, that must be worked
on. Faith starts small, then grows increases and multiplies.

* Faith starts with a Seed: Mark 4:26-32
* Faith grows when the Seed is put to work: James 1:1-4;
James 2:20-26
* Everyone has a Measure of Faith: Romans 12:3
* Faith is a Law: Romans 3:27
* Faith works in the Heart: Proverb 4:23
* Faith comes by Hearing: Romans 10:17
* Faith must be Seen: Hebrews 11:1;2 Peter 1:3;2
Corinthians 4:18;1 Corinthians 1:28; Romans 4:17
* Faith is Transported by God's Word: Hebrews 11:3
* Faith must be a Lifestyle: Romans 1:16-17
* Faith must be proven: Malachi 3:8-12

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

April 1st 29th, 2007
Week 1:April 1-7
Break Loose Sunday Night
Seven Last Words
Week 2:April 8-14
Easter Sunday Service
Door to Door Sunday Night
Week 3: April 15-21
Church on the Street
Street Meeting
Week 4: April 22-28
Sunday Night Movie "Visitation"
Week 5: April 29
Church on the Street -.
Street Meeting

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P.O.Box SB-50164, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242 392-5888/ Fax: 242 392-0988

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Opportunity to Worship
Sunday Morning
Breakthrough Service 8:00a.m.
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00am
Sunday Night Service 7:00pm
Tuesday Night
(WOMD) Weapons of Mass Deliverance
Wednesday Night
Bible Study/Snickers' Cafe/Youths
Women's Ministries 1st Mondays
Issues of the Night 2nd Sunday Night
www.men'scellgroup.com 3rd Thursday
Connect 5 Marriage Ministries every 4th Friday

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Scripture Text: Matthew 26:3646: Mark 14:32-42: Luke 22:39-54: Gethsemane two
Aramaic words meaning "Olive Press" was a lush garden spot East of Jerusalem on the
Western slope of the Mount of Olives; where Jesus often went alone, or with His Disciples
for prayer, rest, peace, and quiet The Temple lay directly opposite across the Kidron Valley.
It was the place of Christs agonizing prayer, Judas's betrayal, and Christs arrest

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, sit
here: Jesus is about to pray; and the first action on His Part is to separate Himself from the
disciples, while I go and pray over there: Prayer may be oral, mental, occasional, or
constant It is a "pouring out the soul before the Lord" when Hannah sought God for a child;
"praying and crying to heaven" when Hezekiah sought deliverance from Sennacherib, King of Assyria; "seeking unto God
and making supplication" when Job responded to the accusation of his friend Bildad; "drawing near to God" like Asaph,
the Psalmist or "bowing the knees" similar to the Apostle Paul's fatherly encouragement to the Ephesians. Prayer
believes in the personality of God, his ability and willingness to interact with us, his personal control of all things, of all his
creatures, and all their actions. Acceptable prayer must be sincere according to Hebrews 10:22, "Let us draw near with a
true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience ind our bodies having been
washed with pure water." It must be offered with reverence and godly fear, with a humble sense of our own insignificance
as creatures, of our own unworthiness as sinners, with serious urgency, and with unhesitating submission to the divine

He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, James, and John, and said to them, Stay here and watch
with Me. He went a little farther: Jesus' first action was to separate Himself from the disciples; then He separates
Himselfromthose closest to Him, and goes to the Father alone, and fell to the ground on His Face, and prayed: He
first kneeled, and then, in the intensity of His Prayer and the depth of His Sorrow, He fell with His Face on the ground, an
indication of the deepest anguish and the most serious pleading. This was the usual posture of prayer in times of grave
importance. Then He said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and
pray: The word rendered "watch" literally, means, to abstain from sleep; then to be vigilant, and guard against danger.
Here it seems to mean, to unite with Him in seeking divine support, and to prepare themselves for approaching dangers,
lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak: The "flesh," the natural feelings,
through the fear of danger, is weak, and will likely lead you astray when the trial comes. Though you may have strong
faith, yet human nature is weak, and shrinks at trials, you should, therefore, seek strength from on high. This was intended
to simulate them, to be on their guard, lest the weakness of human nature should be insufficient to sustain them in the
hour of theirepation, deep trials, and afflicions.

Hi Swel was as it were great drops of bood: Bloody sweats have been mentioned by many writers as caused by
tree sulering Dr. Doddridge says that'Aristotle and Diodorus Siculus both mention bloody sweats as attending some
estaodltey agony of mind; and I find Lot, in his life of Pope Sextus V.,' and Sir John Chardin, in his "History of
Pei,' ienudoing aike phenomenon to wih Dr. Jackson adds another from Thuanus. In additionto these, Voltaire
ha hii narrd a factch oughtforevertostopthe mouths of iridels. Speakig of Charles IX of France, in his
Un fsl 'he says He died in is 351h year. His dfsofder a a verenarable knd; the blod oozed out of
ald spM&*

He oud is Dscpts leeng because of sorrow Dr. Rush ay: 'here is another symptom of gef, which isnot
n noticed, and at is'profound seep.' I have oltn wessed it even in mothers, immediately after the death of a
chd. Crinals, we aretold by Mr. Akerman, the keepeof Negate Prison, in London, often sleep soundly the night
before theirecuion. The son of General Custine slept rne hours the night before he was led to the guillotine in Paris."
Diseases ofthe ind, page 319.

My betrayer is at hand: Jesus saw them approaching, as there is always a full moon at Passover, and they cared
lighted torches as well. Selh!

'A body of


and superstars'

Pastor Ben Bailey
The Prophetic Voice
P. O. Box N-9518
Nassau, Bahamas

T he church! The body of Christ
of whom Yeshuwa Messiah
has given authority and power
to bind and loose has dwindled to the
status of the local and international
entertainment centres, where patrons
come to have their flesh gratified.
What's so sad is that some of these
places of entertainment are more unit-
ed than the churches of today. But one
can not deny that some of the same
acts and performances which are dis-
played in the entertainment world
have found there way into the church.
The word of God, which is the church's
foundation, has been given second fid-
dle to the many superstars and enter-
tainers that are in the body of Christ.
Religious leaders have done a very
goodjob in promoting themselves and
presenting other TV personalities to
the church. Some of these religious
superstars can go into a region and do
just as much or even more spiritual
damage than the enemy himself. This
can be attributed to the fact that most'
of our churches are filled with folks
that are consumed with religion and
tradition. They are gullible and lazy,
most of them are good readers of the
bible, but are not willing to study as
the Apostle Paul admonished his spir-
itual son, Timothy, to do. (II Timothy
As long as any preacher, especially
from the US, can come in and appease
the emotions of religious church-folks
through screaming, hack and hoop for
a few hours, nobody in their right
mind can tell these carnal Christians
that they didn't have an encounter
with God. To make matters worse,
don't let the preacher have a TV min-
istry on the Word network or TBN,
and prophesy a financial blessing over
a few folks. I can assure you that when
these spiritual superstars and enter-
tainers depart most of them leave
these islands financially loaded.
Religious Christianity promotes
man and this teaching. Discipleship of
Yeshuwa Messiah promotes obedience
to His teachings, which exalts the
Father and His kingdom. In the king-
dom of God there is only one star and
He is Yeshuwa Messiah.
In the world of religion there are


many stars whom the Christian church
exalts and promotes. In stardom there
is always competition for the spotlight;
this is one of the reasons why we've
got so many powerless churches and
different denominations in our land
today. As a result we've got church
leaders that have become so territori-
al, threatened and insecure in their
position, they've sought to suppress,
stifle, and hinder or even kill any
potential gifts that emerge within their
congregation which may gain some
form of recognition or attention.
Their mind-set and mentality is,
"I'm the bishop, apostle or pastor of
this church, if any honouring is to be
given around here it should be given to
me". Also, what's so bad about this is
that they've trained others to think
and operate as they do.
As you read this article please get
your bible and study Romans 2:10-11.
Join Pastor Brendalee and I along
with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center Int'l, every Sunday
Morning @l0:30am and Thursday
Nights @ 7:30pm at The Bishop
Michael Eldon High School
Auditorium; where we will share more
of God's powerful word with you. For
qlt'evrionl or contents contact us via e-
nmail.:pastormallen@yahoo.com or
Ph.351- ~' e r 441-2021

FIFll lezinm


Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 Freeport, Grand Bahamas


of West End, Grand
Bahama will be held on
Saturday, March 31, 2007
at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary
Magdalene Anglican/
Episcopal Church, West
End. Officiating will be
Rev'd Fr. Stephen Grant, assisted by Rev'd Fr.
Norman Lightbourn. Interment will follow in West
End Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters,
Chantel Colebrooke and Evricka Wilchcombe; two
brothers, Victor and Barry Wilchcombe; five sisters,
Lesa and Victoria Wilchcombe, Loylean McCartney,
Lauralee Cooper and Laurieann Olsen; adopted
father, Stephen Gunn, five neices, Venesha, Dureka,
Patricia and Patra Wilchcombe, Loyella McCartney;
four nephews, Victor Jr. and Barry Wilchcombe Jr.,
Phillip McCartney Jr. and Darian Lundy Jr.; two
aunts, Presilita Wilchcombe and Hazel Fisher of
Nassau; three uncles, Albert of Abaco, Alanzo and
Lornel Wilchcombe; two aunts-in-law, Mable and
Issamae Wilchcombe; one uncle-in-law, Lawrence
Adderley; three brothers-in-law, Philip McCartney
Sr., Tyrel Olsen and Brian Cooper, godfather,
Harmond Barr and godchild, Ashley Rolle; numerous
other relatives and friends

Family will receive friends at Russell's & Pinder's
Funeral Home on Friday, March 30,. 2007 from
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30
a.m. to service time at the church.

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of Bailey Town, Bimini
will be held on Saturday
March 31, 2007 at 12:00
noon at Church of Our
Lady and St. Stephen,
Alice Town, Bimini.
S Officiating will be The
Reverend Cannon
Sturrup and interment will follow in the Church's

She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-
law: Yoland and Mary Weech; "Jacks" Mama Gal
Yvaughnia Saunders; two sons and daughters-n-
laws: Errol and Mrs. Patrice Pritchard and Ray and
Mrs. Nadia Pritchard; grandchildren: Marvito,
Cleomie, Marvy and Stephen Weech. Errolina,
Raynell and Duante Pritchard; three brothers and
sister-in-law: Warren Glass, Wayne and Mrs. Sophia
Hepburn and Darrel Kelly; nieces and nephews:
Wendy, Monet, Gezelle, Marvesha, Nya, Isis and
Hayley Glass and Darrelette Kelly; two aunts: Edna
Symonette and Thelma Cooper; one uncle: Mitchell
Tumquest, other relatives including Juliet, Clinton,
Kenth, Emil, Fallon and Noah Symonette, Stephanie,
Don, Dior and Deniro Nixon, Lachelle and Ricky
Sands, Bianca, Tanya and Ahmad Thompson and a
hot of other friends including the entire Island of

Family will receive friends at Russell's and Pinder's
Funeral Home on Friday March 30th, 2007 from
1:00 until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday March 31,
from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Church of
Our Lady and St. Stephen, Alice Town, Bimini.

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

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



of South Ocean, will be held on
Saturday, March 31st, 2007 at 10:00
a. m. at Calvary Deliverance Church,
East Street South. Officiating will be
Pastor James Newry. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier

She is lovingly and sadly missed by
her Husband: Elsworth Darling Sr.,
Six Children: Alana, Kendra, Elsworth Jr., Margaret, Dion, and Elsa,
Grand Children: Yoricka, Yorick "Joey" Jr., Lanique, Maximus,
Kalea, Torian, Darlene, Nathaly, Michael, Alicia, Ryan, D'Andre,
Jasmine, and William, Son-in-law: Yorick Brice Sr., Sister: Jane
Miller, Sister-in-law: Shirley Pratt, Brother-in-law: Bernard Miller
Sr., Step Children: Brando, Dawn and Dwight, Aunts: Clayomie
Ferguson of Goulds, Fl. and Mae Bain of Nassau, Numerous Nieces
and Nephews including: the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime
Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Mrs. Christie, Al
McCartney, Arnold McCartney, Ruth Delancy, Ivis Carey, Dorothy
Moncur, Angela Wallace and their Families, the Brill Bethell and Will
Bethell Families, Anita Wallace, Phyllis Culmer, and Grenda Colebrook
and their Families, the Pearl Cooper Family, Dr. David Allen, Pastor
Ed Allen and their Families, the George Allen and Ted Allen Families,
Doreen Major, Dawn Taylor, Clarke Allen, Wayne Allen, Julian Allen,
Faye Smith, Dr. Baldwin Carey, and Philip Carey and their Families,
Linda Jarrett, Crystal Carey, Terrance Carey, Cheryl Cash, Gary Christie,
Gaylene Fowler, Kevin Christie, and Ashwood Ferguson and their
Families, Jennifer McPhee, Mark Miller, and Robert Allen of Miami,
Fl, and their Families, Ora and Stephen, Kevin, Dorethea Pratt Newbold,
Dudley, Oswald and Sagina, God Mother: Jane Adderley, Cousins:
Rev. Randolph and Lynn Beneby, Patsy Strachan, Girtie Mae Beneby,
Dorothy Moss, Naomi, Mavis Rodge, and Glenville Hanna, James and
Beatrice Davis, Patricia, Ronald, and Vincent Dames, the Garnet Beneby
Family, Cardinal and Anna Mae Ferguson, Prince, Gregory, Dennis
and Arthur Ferguson of Goulds, Fl, Zelma Tullonge of Goulds, Fl,
Herman and Gloria Bannister of Miami, Fl., Special Friends: Joy
Johnson, Joyce Rahming, William and Adela Weeks, Cita Burrows,
Roger Sands, David Curry, and Roger D. Sands, Electra Byfield of
Trinidad and Tobago, Numerous other Friends and Relatives including:
Bishop Philemon Wilson and Mrs. Wilson and the Cathedral of Praise
Family, the Masons Addition and Fort Hill Families, including the
Poitier, Francis, Lockhart, Bethell, Mackey and Atherly Families, and
Special thanks to: Dr. Parker and Dr. Wilson, Sister Johnson, Sister
Josey, Doctors and Nurses of ICU, Nursing Staff of Female Medical I
and II, Nursing Staff of the Dialysis Unit and the courageous Patients
of the Unit.

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

McPHEE, 75

., of Chase Avenue off St. Vincent Road,
.i and formerly of Andros, will be held
on Saturday, March 31st, 2007 at 10:00
a. m. at New Bethlehem Baptist Church,
Independence Drive. Officiating will
be Rev. David McPhee Jr. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

.j -% Left to cherish her fond memories are
her Eight Children: Kendal, Jonathan,
Benjamin, and Randy McPhee, Leona Albury, Minister Shelia Brown,
Rudell Cornish and Judy Pollard, Nineteen Grand Children: Kenrick,
Lynessa and Kendina McPhee, Charmaine, Natasha and Latoya Albury,
Andrew McPhee, Jerome, Lenward, Lashant'e McPhee, Gamell Cooper,
Joyann, Johnathan Jr., and Jamaal McPhee, Yvette, Renaldo, and Ebony
Brown, Michaella and Mahalia Pollard, Three Daughters-in-law:
Linda, Louise and Judy McPhee, Four Sons-in-law: John Albury,
Rev. Dr. Everett Brown, Elder Parker Cornish, and Michael Pollard,
Two Brothers: David Miller and James McPhee, Two Sisters-in-law:
Mrs. Roselee McPhee and Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Numerous Nieces
and Nephews including: Emerald, Geneva, Euleen, Pastor Errol
Tinker, Felix and Jimmy Knowles, Ezra, Alfred, Nathaniel Knowles,
Prince, Donald, Nathaniel Adderley and Family, Arleen, Vernetta,
Cynthia, Gina, Rose, Nellie, Germirma, Carlton Smith, Nathlie, Jackie,
Gertrude, Ronald, Leroy, Pastor David McPhee Jr. and Family, Edwin,
Pastor Paul McPhee and Family, Erma, Coral, Paul, Wilfred, and Rev.
Lawrence McPhee, Vera, Evelyn, Loretta, Exrella, Simeon, Shelia and
Family, Thaddius, Betty, Presilla, Elijah Rahming and Vincent Fowler
and their Families, Elsade Thompson, and Romeo Farrington, other
Relatives including: the McPhee, Farrington, Rolle Knowles and
Bullard Families, Nathaniel Adams, Evang. Catherine Roker, Nemiah
and Robert Cooper, Agareth Evans, David Rolle, Norward Rahming,
and Preston Johnson and their Families, the entire South Andros
Community, and numerous Grand Nieces and Nephews too numerous
to mention.

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




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



SATURDAY, MARCH 31st, 2007

Left to cherish her memories are her Husband: Rudolph; Children:
William and Karia; Parents: Elder Herbert H. Johnson Sr.; Step
mother: Bloneva King-Johnson; 3 Brothers: Herbert Johnson Jr.,
Raymond Johnson Sr. and Michael Johnson ; 2 Step brothers: Jamain
and Damian King; Father-in-law: Cardinal Stubbs; Mother-in-law:
Rosena Stubbs; Godmothers: Milicent Deveaux and Carlotta Johnson-
Klass; Sisters-in-law: Audrey, Jennifer and Peggy Johnson, Cheryl
Robinson, Whitlyn Miller, Kathy Michelle Johnson and Cherylyn
Stubbs; Brothers-in-law: Thomas, Dwight, Philip, Ronnie, Gregory
and Gary Stubbs; 4 Aunts: Calvise Horton-Rolle, Synida Brice, Lilamae
Wallace and Miriam Thompson; 1 Uncle: Baltron Moxey; 1 Grand
uncle: Clarence Butler and A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends
including : The Horton family, The Brice family, The Wallace family,
The Miller family, The Thompson family, The Darville family, the
Stuart family, The Shearer family, The Rolle family, The Bethel family,
The Lewis family, The Adderley family, The Knowles family, The
Frazier family, The Taylor family, The King family, The Stubbs family,
The Stewart family, The Harding family, The Johnson family, The
Turnquest family, The Butler family, The Moxey family, The Ferguson
family, The Hamilton family, The Hall family, The Hanna family, The
Chatelain-Symonette family, The Jackson family, The Walkine family,
The Poitier family, The Culmer family, The Strachan family, The
Lockhart family, The Wildgoose family, The Franks family, The Quant-
Forbes family, The Forbes-Burton family, The Seymour family, The
Cargill family, The Cartwright family, The Williams family,-The
Deleveaux family, The Charlow family, the Corbell family, The Coakley
family, The Nixon family, The Gibson family of Chicago, The Woods
family, The Lightbourne family, the Scott family, the Russell family,
The Stubbs-Rahming family, The Robinson family and the
Neighborhood family of Hudson Estates, Freeport.



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a resident of Lowe Sound,
Andros will be held on Saturday
31st March 2007 at Mt. Calvary
Baptist Church Lowe Sound at
1:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Rev. Ifill Russell assisted by
Rev. B.A. Newton and other
Ministers. Interment will follow
in the Lowe Sound Public

Left to cherish her memory are
her children, Zuriel and Uzziel Knowles; mother, Evangelist
Margaret Brown-Barr; grand-mother, Syblean Brown; god-
mothers, Violet Miller and Veronica Thompson; god-father,
Dee John Newton; nine sisters, Gertude Gibson, Tiny, Shamara,
Roberta, Martha, Shandalee, Darnel, Felicia and Jan Knowles;
eighteen brothers, Deacon Mackey, Emmick, Junior Philip
Rufus, Jim, Norman, Sheldon, Pike, Rudolph, Deangelo, Koko,
Tecoda, Deargo, Richard, Ervin, Bradley and Tino Knowles;
ten aunts, Martha Rolle, Mable Campbell, Monette Mackey,
Michelle Brown, Deaconess Norma Knowles, Thesrine Russell,
Shanta Miller, Urecka Johnson, Christine Miller of Detroit,
Michigan and Monique Knowles; ten uncles, Austen Campbell,
Henry Brown, Hensen Johnson, Perris and Auldmon Russell,
Leon Mackey, Clint, Rick and Omar Miller and Michael
Knowles; five sisters-in-law, Lenamae, Kareann, Levan, Jeanie
and Marlene Knowles; brother-in-law, John Gibson; five grand-
aunts, Violet Miller, Vernice Wallace, Monica Dean, Rainadel
and Shirley Barr; grand-uncle, Sam Wallace, sixty four nieces
and nephews: Sable, Troy, Shamaro, Normiel, Kyle, Janeisha,
Audra, Anward, Deangelo, Kentroy, Daria, Eddy Jr., Leo,
Wesley Jr., Sunique, Norman Jr., Grace, Isiah, Jerusha, Storm,
Daisy, Destiny, Cindy, Ryan, Falex Jr., Reco, Davan'ta, Tamal,
CJ and Shaniqua, and a host of other relatives and close friends
including, Earlin and Noah Drake Moss, Lanette, Leola,
Leandra, Leonardo and Marlin Mackey, Garfield, Malisha,
Tina, Sophia, Kimberley, Latera, Tracy, David and Mia Brown,
Karnisha, Tarrah, Normeka, Clint, Samson, Ricardo, Rashan,
Rashad, Greg, Clintia, Clisha, Rick Jr., Olano, Omar Jr., Michael
Jr., Montell, Eddicka and Nathan Knowles, Sunae Colebrooke,
Wana White, Pauline Cargil, Ettamae Russell, Wesley Glinton,
Pete Rolle, Duke Moss, Cassandra Fowler and the entire
Community of Lowe Sound and Red Bays Andros.

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's
Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd. from
10.00am on Friday until 6.00pm and on Saturday in Lowe
Sound Andros from 9.00 a.m. at the Church until service time.


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JEAN, 35

Sof Plantol Street and
-%%WW fonnerly of Port-de-Paix,
Haiti will be held at Calvary
Haitian Baptist Church,
West Avenue, on Saturday,
March 31st 2007 at 2:00
p.m. Officiating, Dr. Henry Cher-Aime assisted
by, other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment
follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life

Left to cherish his memory are his mother,
Lirene Jean; his father, Nevilis Jean; five sons,
Litran, Love Smith, Stanley, Love Evans and
Robinson Jean of Haiti; one daughter, R6dlyn
Jean of Haiti; three brothers, Kebo of Nassau
and Sirilien and Telvilus of Haiti; four sisters,
Odilia, Lirana, Lucienne and Lovilia Jean of
Haiti; one aunt, Louicilia Paul of Haiti; twenty-
seven nephews and seventeen nieces; six
brothers-in-law, Marcel of Nassau, Frantz, St.
Jean, John, Durosien and Bonati of Haiti; ten
sisters-in-law, Marie Maude, Rosemane, Rose
Mary, Duoline and Louise of Haiti, Charline,
Marie Lourdes and Ginette of Miami, Elise and
Mrs. Marcel of Nassau; thirty-four cousins; a
host of other relatives and friends including
Camelie, Jacques, Ben, Erve, Anasia, Morange,
Sonia, Rodlyn, Louise, Durosin and Vela, and
special friend Ketly Noelma.

at Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road
and Pinedale in the Jasper Suite on Friday from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church
from 1:00 p.m. until funeral time.


of Rock Crusher Road and
formerly of Portde-Paix,

Nazarene, Minnie Street &
Moore Avenue, on Saturday, March 31st, 2007
at 10:00 a.m. Officiating: Rev. Dr. Antoine St.
Louis, assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel.
Interment follows in the Southern Cemetery,
Spikenard and Cowpen Roads.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Jonathan
Michel; three daughters, Mizilia, Anilia and
Rozilia Michel of Port-de-Paix, Haiti; two
brothers, Joseph Bajannald of Miami, Florida
and Lekan Michel of Port-de-Paix, Haiti; other
relatives including, Saincilia Pierre Paul and
Romain Denize, and friends including Alesma,
Ded and Dlemond Tima.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects
at Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road
and Pinedale in the Jasper Suite on Friday from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church
from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects



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a resident of Rock Crusher Road, will
be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church,
Boyd Road on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Fr. Martin Gomes,
to SS.CC. Interment follows in St.
Joseph's Church Cemetery, Boyd Road.

Cherished memory are held by his mother Beatrice Clarke;
three daughters, Janet Hanna, Eunice Young and Carol Rolle;
five sons, Marco Stubbs, Wellington Paul, Shaquille, George
and Stephen Clarke; two sisters, Myrtle Boyd of Lakehurst,
New Jersey and Marietta Miller; two brothers, Granville and
Allen Clarke; one aunt, Idelle Rolle; two uncles, Adam and
Simon Rolle; 15 grandchildren, Kelsey, Kaylisa and Karissa
Hanna, Sharmaine Brown, Kasha and Shandera Wilmore,
Juliette, Natasha and Ashanti Grant, Michael Roker, Tessa,
Tamaris and Fabian Adderley, Rinaldo and Shontoll Rolle; 14
great-grandchildren; 16 nieces, Katrina Burrows, Lisa Dames
of Abaco, Monica Bowen, Aleathea Jones, Deanna, Melina
and Elaina Clarke of Lakehurst, Theresa- Clarke, Debra
Ferguson, Patsy Sturrup, Cathy and Monica Wong, Crystal
and Greer Clarke, Renae Dean and Vanessa Bain; 10 nephews,
Alvado Scott, Clinton Rolle, Dion Wright, Stephen and Andrew
Burrows, Shawn and Taveres Clarke, Darell Boyd, Dexter
and James Clarke of Lakehurst, Roosevelt Minns, two sons-
in-laws, Rodney Rolle and Dennis Young; one daughter-in-
law, Dianne Paul; four brothers-in-law, William Boyd of
Lakeshust, Glen, Thomas and Frank Williams; four sisters-
in-law, Verlene Clarke, Susan and Robertha Williams and
Lucia Lewis; close relatives, Una Gilbert, Annismae Sands,
Charlene Sanderson, Bridgette Burrows, Esthermae Wright,
Christine Clarke, Lucy Lightbourne, Jesley Lloyd, Helena
Musgrove, Louis Bain, Durant and Carnetta Minus, Wendy,
Mark, Dr. Nelson and Perry Clarke, Glen and Norman Rolle;
numerous grandnieces and grandnephews and a host of friends
including Ms. Michelle Downer, Blossom Colebrooke, Ms.
Barbara Marshall, Elsie Johnson, Ms. Violet Dixon, Karen
Thompson and family, Dr. Philip Thompson, Garth Wright,
Dr. George Browne, Donston Charles, Alaric Saunders and
the communities of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Rock
Crusher Road.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service


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a resident of Pinewood Gardens and
formerly of the Berry Islands, will be
held at Cedars of Lebanon Baptist
Cathedral, Pinewood Gardens, on
Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will
be Dr. Charles C. Rolle, assisted by
other ministers of the gospel. Interment
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carlene Beneby; 7
children, Petson Jr., Lester, Christine, Lynn, Cynthia, Damian
and Crystal; 2 brothers, Basil and George Beneby; 1 sister,
Maxine Hanna; 27 grandchildren, Sirbreon, Wayde, Patrick,
Shannon, HaKeem, Nakita, Jamine, Tiffany, Lil Lester, Tameko,
Tamar, Talea, Megan, Deandra, Divon, Paul Jr., Stephen,
Benjamin, Alexandria, Alexia, Carlisa, Siddeeqah, Toi, Bennika,
Beniko, Benn and Bennae; daughter-in-law, Helena Beneby;
son-in-law, Patrick Rigby; 3 great grand children, Ebony
Heastie, Haley Beneby and Tray; numerous nieces and
nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends including,
Omese Wilson, Esther, Obrian Hanna, Dulton Marshall, Erika
Wilson, Erika Beneby, Kaylisa Beneby, Ingrid Cartwright,
Sherry and Ash Munroe, Dudley, Billy Joe, Trench, Perry
Williams, Alrick Rolle, King Eric and family, the Cedars of
Lebanon Church family, Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist
Church family, Success Training College family, Sammy
Munroe, Nancy Carroll, Janet McPhee, the Wilson family,
Janet Minnis and family, Elwood Hissins and family, Zion
Baptist Christian School family, neighbours and friends of
Cedar Way Street, Pinewood Gardens.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday
and on Sunday at the church from 12:00 noon until service

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a resident of Garden Hills #3 and
formerly of Stevenson, Cat Island, will
be held at New Bethlehem Baptist
Church, Independence Drive on
Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will
be Rev. Dr. Everette J. Brown, assisted
by Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson, Rev.
Tyrone Laing, Rev. Joseph Saunders,
Min. Christine Johnson, Min. Christine Seymour, Elder Yvonne
Deveaux and other ministers. Interment follows in woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Her husband, Minister Israel Bodie; four sons, Anthony
"Tony" Dames, Dec. Gregory, Eric and Glenroy Bodie; three
daughters, Olive Gaitor, Maria "Tiny" Farquharson and
Sherryl Bodie; two sisters, Thezel Wright of Green Castle,
Eleuthera and Florine Bain; three brothers, Dorrington
"DOC", Emil of Bimini and Orthneil Poitier; sixteen
grandchildren, Kenya and Kerim Gaitor, Deandre, Shanarie,
Treco, Tamasio, Tonnetta, Anthony Jr., and Malik Dames,
Raynaldo and Raemon Farquharson, Kyle, Kade, Koen and
Alexis Bodie and Freshanda Sears; three great grandchildren,
Damazvia, Tamasia and Tyler Dames; two sons-in-law,
Nevelon Gaitor and Raymond Farquharson; two daughters-
in-law, Patrice and Tasha Bodie; one aunt, Maxine Stevens
of The cove, Cat Island; nine sisters-in-law, Ali, Bloneva,
Maria, Nurse Veronica, and Paulette Poitier, Dotlyn, Anita,
Eulean, Ethel, carmen and Granelda Bodie; nieces and
nephews, Florinda, Donald, Debbie, Cindy, Monique, Tina,
Christopher, Averill, Ricardo, Edney, Shonlee, Neil, Corey,
Tasha, Keisha, Vanley, Charmaine, Denton, Deno, Pedro,
Larissa, Anton, Ashley, Marcell, Doc Jr., steve, Drezel,
Dorrington, Christopher, Anthony, Angela, Joseph, Mario,
Fredrick Jr., Marva, Brokell, Pearnil, Emery, Josephine, Ricky,
Tanya, Sonia, Ruthie, Emil Jr., Emeril, Enae, Antoinette,
Shelier, Fredrick II, Petra, Vaughn, Antonio, Tyrone, Romer,
Antonio, Valdez, McCain, Shaminique, Shakara, Linghton,
Janice Hoyte, Dexter, Titania, Sabrina Rolle, Pearl, Shen,
Pernell, Vandyke, Sherlon, Domonique, Lisa, Donshula, lan,
Vernon, Annamae Farquharson, Esthermae, Terry, Sandra
Smith, Ellis, Livingstone, Ruth, Patrick, Charmaine;
grandnieces/nephews, Donnell, Donnette, Donald Jr.,
Donovan, Shaquille, Barrinique, Slade, Ricarra, Philip,
Shenique, Precious, E. J., A. J., Cookie, Teneil, Radesha,
Tamiko, Tanaj, Rashawan, Shamarie, Alex, Destiny, Isaac,

Giann, Johnathan, Shakera, Ashley, Sandra, Anthon Jr.,
Deandra, Keano, Christopher Jr., and Sheena; one adopted
son, Atwater Major; one adopted sister, Faye Pennerman;
two adopted brothers, Melvington Saunders and Lamond
("Tuco") Gordon of Freeport, Grand Bahama; four
godchildren, Melva Flowers, Patrice Seymour, Shakera Barr
and Kelly Hanna; relatives and friends, Katherine Johnson,
Evang. Lavinna Rolle, Marian Moss, Michelle Knowles, Lily,
Rebecca, Vernon Brown and family, Paula Hanna, Tiffany
Baker, Sheena Dames, Dr. Molton and Andrea Keane, Mr.
and Dr. Cassius Stuart, Rosheva, Inez, Happy Day and Rev.
S. A. Hepburn, Alma, Cleophas, Isabel, Zipporah Rollins,
Marie, Lizrene, Letha, Inell, Miriam, Mary Jane, Irene, Min.
Althea, Cynthia and Sheila Gordon, Dec. Dwight and Laverne
Charlow, Cecily Seymour, Claudette McAlpine, Kendrick and
Chrystal Hadaway, Rev. Chillian Poitier, Margaret, Debbie,
Dora, Nora, Pearl, Bertha, Eatherly, Marina, Wesley, Gina
Saunders, Henrietta Turnquest, Patricia Strachan, Sandra
Newton, Deanna Bain, Tanya Deleveaux, Portia Taylor, Pat
Bell, Pam Wilson, Rosemary Musgrove, Rowena Riley and
family, Desiree Carey, T. J. Mackey, Henley, valarie, Alma
Davis and family, Ricky and Lee and family, Valeria Major
and family, Karen McKinney, Min. Christine Seymour, Min.
Christine Johnson, Elder Yvonne Deveaux, Elder Helen Nesbitt,
the Rolle family of Grand Bahama, the entire Poitier, Ramsey,
Brown, Stevens, Dorsett, Wilson, Humes, Seymour, Hepburn,
McCoy, Pratt families, Elvis Ramsey, the entire community
of Cat Island, Pastor Everette and Min. Sheila Brown, The
New Bethlehem Baptist Church family, The Remnant
Tabernacle of Praise family, Judea Baptist Church family and
The St. Michael's Anglican Church in Green Castle, Eleuthera,
Eye Wing and Dialysis unit of the Princess Margaret Hospital,
UBS Bahamas Ltd., First Caribbean Bank, Santander Bank
and Trust, Providential Advisors, Commonwealth Bank East
Bay, C. I. B. C. Trust Special Thanks; Dr. Parker, Dr. Grant,
Nurse Caffeine Brice, Nurse Marcia Swift, Nurse Laverne
Chariow, Nurse Gomez and Coakley of the Eye Ward.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.on Saturday
and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and at the church
from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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a resident of McCartney Lane off Wulff
Road & formerly of Savannah Sound,
Eleuthera, will be held at Grants Town
Wesley Methcdist Church, Blue Hill
Road, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. L. Carla R.
Culmer, assisted by Rev. Manette Poitier-Cripps. Interment
follows in Wesley Cemetery, West Street.

Left to cherish her memory are her 4 children, Leon, Harry,
Wilfred and Janet; sisters, Lillian Caudle of Miami, Fla and
Edith Garnet of Nassau; brother, Henry Sands of Savannah
Sound, Eleuthera; daughter-in-law, Helen Johnson; sisters-in-
law, Cora and Alma Sands; brother-in-law, Royal Caudle of
Miami, Fla.; 16 grandchildren, Leslie Joel Adderley, Yvette
Welch, Karla Johnson, Don, Mercia, Harry II, Reneshia, Yolanda,
Harrietta, Shawn, Brian, Antonne, Ronique, Angelina, WPC
2365 Tinker, Judy Tinker Knowles; 32 great grandchildren,
Tawan Yancy, Brandon Greene, Timothy, Lythyra Tinker, Ice
Davis, Yasmine, McKeva Knowles, Brian Jr., Donica, Terran,
Terrelle, Janackia, Harry III, Joshua,Travin, Trevanica, Harry
IV, Kaynesha Tinker, Stephen Greenslade, Shenique, Lynden,
Wequel, Ravell Eden, Aquille Butler, Raymond Rolle, Regina
Munroe, Roy and Ronette Hepburn, Garcia, Gilbert, Jesha and
Javanga Gilbert; 1 great great grand, Levardo Smith II; 25 nieces,
Patricia, Myrtle, Ethel Sands, Ethel Knowles, Jennie Bethel,
Marie Ingraham, Kathleen Gladys, Margaret, Mary, Edith,
Brenda, Lilian, Minerva, Lona, Cynthia, Lizetta, Crystal, Ruth,
Henrietta, Irma, Manette, Ida, Wendy, Eleanor and Rosalyn; 15
nephews, Samuel, Charles, Wellington, Garett, Brian, Oscar,
Henry, Lionel, Raymond Jr., Thomas Jr., Kenneth, Dave,
Kirkwood, Spencer and Curtis; 43 great grand nieces and 30
great grand nephews and other relatives and friends including,
Lucille Cleare, Winnie Newbold, Linda Outten, Bridget Knowles,
Laurie Major, the McCartney family, Thelma Thompson, Sharon
Ferguson, Marianna Thurston, Joyclyn Curry, Dorothy Major,
Katie McPhee, Olive Delancy, Esther Adderley, Maud Thompson,
Ricardo Braynen, doctors and nurses of NICU 1&2, Female
Medical Ward, Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church, friends
and neighbours of McCartney Lane and Ideal Sub-division, MP
Ron Pinder, Min. Glennis Hanna-Martin, the Good Samaratian
and the PLP family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

Market Street, from 10:00a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on
Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.



a resident of Silver Gates Subdivision
and formerly of Mastic Point, Andros,
will be held at St. Mary's Anglican
Church, North Mastic Point, Andros, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will
be The Rev. Canon Ivor Ottrey. Interment
follows in St. Mary's Anglican Church

Cemetery, Andros.

Left to cherish his memory are his father, Roger Munnings;
grandmother, Juanita Oliver; sisters, Judy, Sabrina, Elaine, Gail,
Kim and Samantha; brothers, Stephen, Freddy, Stanley, Kirkwood,
Richmond, Randy, Columbo, Charlie and Alex; aunts, Rebecca,
Althea, Marina, Isadora, Dreda and Marion Oliver, Ophelia,
Mildred, Melvina, Barbara and Veronica Munnings; uncles,
Sidney and Rev. Joseph Oliver, Benjamin, Albert, Frank, William
and Andrew Munnings; numerous nieces and nephews including,
Kyle, Kyra, Shelly, Tedra, Chavez, Oneil, Gary, Dwight and
Theodore; grand uncle, Stanford Oliver; grand aunt, Myrtle
Foulkes, Edith Miller, Elizabeth and Venus Martin; sisters-in-
law, Melonie, Kathleen and Betty Munnings; brothers-in-law,
Wilton Rolle and Arthur Murphy; numerous relatives and friends
including, the entire Munnings and Oliver families; Anthony
and Geneva Bain and family, Betty Cartwright and family,
Harold Woodside and family, Geneva Pickstock and family,
Aranina Bain and family, Lillian Fisher and family, Anna Marsh
and family, Myrtis Gibson and family, Kirk Smith and family,
Otis Bowe and family, Patrick Canter and family, Hugh and
Lash Fowler and family, Sylvia Oliver and family, Carlton
Bowleg and family, the Martin family, Tricita Bain and family,
Robert Pickstock and family, Oscar Rolle and family, Cordell
Thompson, Ena Holbert, Jonathan Rolle and family, Cornelius
Bowleg and family, Prescola Rolle and family, Vanessa Williams
and family, Christine Rahming and family, Kenneth McQueen
and family, Coleen Colebrooke and family, Bovia Poitier, Julian
Hepburn and the entire Mastic Point community.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Thursday and on
Friday at the church in Andros from 5:00 p.m. until service time.

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S a resident of Peter Street and formerly of Smith's
Hill, South Andros, will be held at Mt. Moriah
Baptist Church, Farrington Road, on Saturday
S at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Wilton
Strachan, assisted by other ministers. Interment
follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and
Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish her memory are her father, Reuben
Smith; mother, Renay Clarke; stepmother, Emerald Smith; 3 children, Tyral
Hepburn, Shoreme Dames and Jerome Dames Jr.; 7 sisters, Niokia, Sylvia
Hudson, Rochelle, Sonia, Shonia, Inderia Smith, Latanya Neilly; 3 brothers,
Vincent, Jason Strachan and Reuben Smith Jr.; step grand mother, Angela
Smith; 1 brother-in-law, Frank Neilly; 5 aunts, Melvern, Minerva Smith,
Christine Lundy, Jennimae Higgs, Paulette Smith; 7 uncles, Ancel Smith,
Leonard, Terrance Laing, Joshua Eden, Wayde Higgs, Wellington Clarke,
Alfred Perpall; 5 nieces, Talyanna Smith, Nikeyfra and Nikenya Knowles,
Chelwheata Wilson, Donea Smith; 2 nephews, Alexander Smith and Clarence
Wilson; 7 grand aunts, Charlotte Smith, Muriel Ash, Susan and Effie Thompson,
Alice, Hazel, Angela Johnson, Maxine Rolle; 6 granduncles, Godfrey Stuart
and David Clarke of Florida, Livingston Ash, Preston, Leo Johnson, Vernal
Rolle; great grand aunts, Frances Rolle and Gertrude Smith; 2 uncles-in-law,
Edison Etiene; Fiencee, Jerome Dames; cousins, Antinique, Anthony Jr., Marco,
Mario, Armald, Akiel, Shamekia, Latoya, Deshia, Rondell, Romel, Patrick
Smith Jr. numerous other relatives and friends including, Barbara Laing and
family, the Taylor, Rolle, Rahming, Thompson, Cartwright, Sweeting, Ferguson
families, Assistant Commissioner Greenslade, Mr. Forbes and family, Mt.
Moriah Baptist Church, Antonion Beckford Sr. and New Light Church family,
Mount Olive Baptist Church South Andros, the Brown family, Hon. Neville
Wisdom, the staff of Youth, Sports and Housing, the Rock Crusher Road
Community, Mrs. Katherine and family, the Musgrove family, Elsie Johnson
and family, the Dames family, the entire Smith family, the entire Burrows, the
Autec site for family and Ruthmae Thompson and family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 10:00
a.m. until service time.


a resident of Mangrove Cay, Andros, will be held
at St. Luke's Baptist Church, Mangrove Cay,
Andros, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Bishop Michael C. Symonette, assisted
by Rev. Harold Saunders. Interment follows in
St. Luke's Church Cemetery.

I ~fi 1 Left to cherish her memory are her son, John
S"if f) Green; 1 brother, Hysal Bastian; 1 sister-in-law,
Melva Bastian; nieces and nephews, Foster,
George, Leroy, Patrick and Rev. Ronald Bastian, Judy Symonette, Elvina,
Francinna and Lorraine Bastian; Hon Whitney Bastian, Larry, Dennis, Delroy,
Derek, Lynden, Harriet, Christine, Brenda and Marilyn Bastian; Kermit,

Ruthiemae and Essiema Bastian; Minister Priscilla Bastian, Sharon, Marie,
Orman, Alexander, James and John Bastian; Barbara Stewart, Lynden, Ted,
Mark, Theo, Paul, Gerard and Cora Bastian; Elizabeth Stubbs and Rita King;
Prince and Pedro Clarke, Princess Storr, Rose Marie Bain, Michelle Clarke-
Campbell, Marva Cleare, Monique Sweeting and Marcia Neymour; other
relatives and friends including, Rita Clarke, Joyelyn Taylor, Keith Robinson,
Jennifer Saunders-Green, Shawn Saunders, Inez Sturrup, Junior Lockhart,
Clifford Lockhart, Harrison Saunders, Lenward Saunders, Rev. Saunders,
Henry Saunders, Louisa Saunders, Barbie Saunders, Dahanne Bastian, Roberta
Bastian, Cosy Bastian, Charlotte McIntosh, Precious Green, Mary, Rev.
Solomon King, Rev. Rufus Green, Rev. Harry Davis, Rev. Stubbs, Rev. Hubert
King, Bishop Ros Davis, Bishop B. Weineth Davis, Rev. Samuel Green, Sybil
Green-Bodie, Bessimae Rolle, Fred Sturrup and Sis. Mary David.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday at the church in Andros
from 3:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday.


a resident of Miami Street, will be held at Voice
of Deliverence Inc., Malcolm Allotment, on
Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Apostle
Leon Wallace, assisted by other ministers.
Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old
Trail Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother,
Donnamae Morley; father, Marcellus Marsh; 3 children, Denisha, Sharnisha
and Hadassa Sands; 3 step children, Alixes, Marcedes and Michaela Heastie;
grand mother, Shirley Sands; grand father, Earlin Sands; 5 aunts, Francina,
Joann and LaShanda Sands, Miriam Flowers and Rochelle Sands; 4 uncles,
Christopher Sands, Gregory Flowers, Roland Sands, Petion Lorstron; 5 grand
aunts, Julia Anderson, Ezilpha Gibson, Vedora Hall, lona Wallace and Dorothy
Saunders; 4 grand uncles, Buster, Alden and Eral Wallace and Apostle Leon
Wallace; special friend, Sharlene Heastie; numerous cousins including, Gregria,
Phillip, Elvis, Christen, C.J. Christell, Shena, Delvina; numerous other relatives
and friends including, Bernice Wallace, Leonnie Wallace, Brandera, Joanna
and family, Shanara and family, Backus and family, the Heastie family, the
Pratt family, the Gibson family, Thompson family, the Anderson family,
Magnola and family, Helen Smith and family, Wade Thompson and family,
the family of Department of Agriculture, Min. Glenniss Hanna Martin, Member
of Parliament for englerston, Denise Colebrooke and family, Nelson Williamson,
the Deep Creek community and the Miami Street community.

Friends may pay their last resepcts at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00
p.m. and at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

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a resident of Rock Sound, Eleuthera and
formerly of Rolleville, Exuma, will be held
at The Assembly of God Church, Rock
Sound, Eleuthera, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Patrick Paul, assisted
by Pastor Cedric Hall. Interment follows in
Yellow Ground Public Cemetery, Rock
Sound, Eleuthera.
Left to cherish her memory are her 2 sons, Reginald and Hastin Campbell;
1 daughter-in-law, Dora Campbell; 7 grandchildren, Nadene Ambrister,
Sharon, Sheveil, Tammy, Sherell, David and Owen Campbell; 4 great
grand children, Peaches Sweeting, Sunetra Alday, Ted Hall Jr. and
Cassius Ambrister; 1 sister-in-law, Carmetta J. Rolle; 1 grandson-in-
law, Juan Ambrister; 1 adopted daughter, Patricia Kemp; 5 nephews,
Nortral and Nigel Rolle of Rolleville, Exuma, Marvin, Harvis and Hensil
Rolle of Nassau; 12 nieces, Eloise, FaiRlin, Lovanna, Missie, Darlyn,
Revanna, Ena, Geneva and Etoil Rolle, Hazel Knowles and Mildred
Darville of Nassau; a host of other relatives and friends including, Dr.
Smith, Nurse Althea Bullard, Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Hall, Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Sands, Mrs. Alvine Sands, Mrs.
Carolyn and Margaret Francis and family, Kermitt Rolle and family of
Rolleville, William Bain, Phyllis Kemp, Irene McKinney, Sis. Dianne
Ingraham, Kevin Richards, Javan Rolle, Hazel Knowles and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Oswald Ingraham and family, Anthony Leary, Mrs. Claudia
Sands and family, Mr. and Mrs. Errol Sands and family, Marina Rolle
and family, Susan Hall, Queen Major of Nassau, Sargeant 1068 Joseph
Major and family of Grand Bahama, Mrs. Manda Bodie, Brad Ferguson
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hudson, the Lewis family, Mr. and Mrs.
Sammy Culmer and family, Mr. Daniel Pyfrom and family, McSweeny
family, Robert Curry and family, Frank Hall and family, Fr. Topping,
Barry Ward and family, Andy Kemp and family, Verna Pyfrom, Ferlease
Knowles and family, Ophelia Pratt, Viola Gardiner, Huel Hall and family,
Sharlene Symonette, Edith Hall and family, Ms. Edith Moxey, Mrs. Ella
Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone Petty.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Rock
Sound, Eleuthera from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


a resident of Flamingo Ave., will be held at
Church of God of Prophecy, Eden Steet, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Pastor C. Dennis Lafrenier. Interment follows
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

.Left to cherish his memory are his sisters,

Andrea Bain, Tezel Whitfield of Freeport, Myra Rodgers, Natasha
Strachan and Phillippa Cox; brothers, Jackson, James Rolle, Phillip and
Sean Cox; aunt, Muriel Holmes; adopted aunts, Joyce Colebrooke and
Shirley Dunn; nieces, Tamekia Horton, Tennille Darling, Mesha Cooper,
Patrice Ambrister and Mychaella Davis; nephews, Jamaal Horton, Omar,
Lynden, Ricky Bain, Marvin and Matthew Ambrister, Delano Whitfield
and Jamynen Rodgers; grandnieces, Omanika, Omanike, Catrina, Alexis
and Erica; grand nephews, Omaniko, Vaccaro, Marvin Jr., Stepheno and
Keishawn; cousins, Maria, Celestina, Austin, Mario, Nardo Knowles,
Nicalie, Idell Hanna, Sandra, Donna, Tony, Michael, Kevin, Leanna,
Lisa, Stephanie, Steven, Navelette, Raquel, Ralph, George and Ingrid;
brothers-in-law, George Bain and Jackie Rodgers; adopted sister, Joan
Poitier; extended family and friends, Deneria Butler, Drexel Gibson,
Roy Storr, Constance Moss, Anthony and Cheryl Maycock, Jonathan
Phillips, Mario Toote, Stanley Ferguson, Melinda Young, the Bain,
Burrows and Butler families, the Storr and McKenzie families and other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the
church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


a resident of Fire Trail Road and formerly
of Mangrove Cay, Andros, will be held
at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill
Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Glen C. Nixon.
Interment follows in Catholic Cemetery,
Tyler Street.

Cherishing his fond memory are
companion, Costella Rolle; daughters,
Rosie Jolly and Diancia Fernander; grandchildren, Lamon Sweeting,
Diandra and Shaquille Hart; children of Mary Ann Miller, Grace
Munnings, Judy Miller, Anthony "Bee" Miller, Leonard "Karate"
Miller, Paulette Bailey-Johnson, Arthur "Chuck" Bailey and Andrea
Bailey-Thompson; 14 nieces, including Virginia Pinder, Grace
Munnings, Paulette Johnson, Esther and Elmeda Sturrup and Grace
Watkins, 13 nephews, including Joseph Sturrup, Clyde and Leslie
Williams, Jeffrey and Peter Jolly and Lawrence Rolle; his Parish
family at St. Joseph's, the leadership at St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral
and the neighbourhood of Fire Trail Road, and a host of family
members and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and on
Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.



PG 32 Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Tribune

* MEET NU GENERATION Talbot and Yhonnick McKinney, Anita Knowles and Anthone Wallace

'Devoted to

His Call'

In celebration of their 20th
anniversary, NU Generation -
Talbot and Yhonnick
McKinney, Anita Knowles and
Anthone Wallace who have
been involved in music ministry since
March 1987, will be hosting a luncheon
at Super Clubs Breezes, Sunday, April
29 at 2pm, under the theme 'Devoted
to His Call'.
As a teenage group, the four began
by singing praise and worship songs by
the Maranatha! Singers with a rich har-
mony that has become one of their
trademarks. The group attributes this
partly to their early exposure to a cap-
pella singing during church services
around the Lord's Table.
Some of their early musical influ-
ences also include contemporary
Christian and gospel music recording
groups such as First Call and

In 1989, a few members started writ-
ing their own songs, and as a result,
NU Generation had their first original
soundtrack recording, Go Ye
Into All the World, which was written
by Jamain King, a founding group
Subsequently, NU Generation was
introduced to gifted producer and
arranger, Heston Dean, in 1992. His
interest in their music resulted in the
release of their first recording project
in 1994 Introducing... NU
"Their music is Christ centred, both
traditional and contemporary in style,
and enthusiastically received by both
young and old," Allan Lee, senior pas-
tor and teacher at Calvary Bible
The following year, NU Generation
released their second recording project
Awesome God. This release included

the popular radio single, Pray for Us,
which was written by Anthone
Wallace, the group's leader, and Kent
Ferguson of Christian Massive.
The song was used to promote the
'See You at the Pole' National Day of
Prayer at secondary schools through-
out New Providence. It also earned the
group the Best Gospel Song with
Reggae Chat award at the 3rd Annual
Bahamian Artistic Performers Music
Awards in 1995, and several nomina-
tions in the 1st Annual Bahamian
Gospel Music Marlin Awards in 1996.
NU Generation's first full length
album, The Highest Praise, was
released in 1998 and features eight
original songs, including the popular
gospel song, Have You Heard the
News?, written by Anthone Wallace
and Talbot McKinney. The group gar-
nered 10 nominations in the 3rd
Annual Bahamian Gospel Music

Marlin Awards in 1998, and received
the 'Outstanding Producer of the Year'
award for the album.
In 2003, NU Generation released
another full length album, Chosen and
Sent, which showcases some of their
finest work to date.
"We realize our responsibility to
share the gospel of Jesus Christ with
people everywhere through musical
styles that are culturally relevant, yet
God honouring", Mr Wallace said.
At the production helm again was
Heston Dean, who has produced the
group's recording projects since 1994.
The album also features the vocal tal-
ents of Alia Coley (Hold My Hand);
and A'yanna Cartwright (You Are Still
on the Throne).
For ticket information, persons
may contact Anthone Wallace at 326-
0800 or 341-7247

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