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PM's announcement ends

months of speculation


* By BRENT DEAN and
KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporters
A WAVE of excitement
gripped the nation yesterday as
Prime Minister Perry Christie
named May 2 as the date of the
general election.
This announcement ends
months of speculation, and in
just 27 days, Bahamians will be
asked to cast their ballots to
elect the political party they
wish to govern the country for
the next five years.
In his address to'the nation
yesterday afternoon, Prime
Minister Christie said that the
date he has fixed for the gener-
al election is "in faithful accord
with the promise I made to you
earlier that the general election
this year would be held on, or
before, the fifth anniversary of
the last general election."
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ble to vote in their respective
constituencies on Election Day.
Up until late Tuesday, some
148,055 Bahamians had regis-
tered to vote, according to
Deputy Permanent Secretary at
the Parliamentary Registration
Department, Sherlyn Hall.
Mr Hall said that the num-
bers had picked up consider-
ably in the past few days and
that many Bahamians came
directly to the Parliamentary
Registration Department to
register.
The prime minister yesterday
encouraged all registered vot-
ers to cast their ballots in the
forthcoming general election.
"I have every confidence that
they will do so in record num-
bers this time just as they have
always done so impressively in
the past," he said.
Mr Christie emphasised that
the Bahamas has one the oldest


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* COMMISSIONER of Police and Provost Marshall Paul Farquharson yesterday reading two proclamations on behalf of the governor
general. The first declared the formal dissolution of parliament. The second announced that parliament will next be convened on May
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all persons who registered to cies in the world. Allegations that
vote up to and including Tues- EE nin two PP operatives
day of this week will be eligi- SEE page nine two PLP operatives
gave citizenship cards

Prime Minister urges peaceful to Haitian migrants
in return for
campaigns and civilised debate promises of votes


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
IN ANNOUNCING May 2 as the date for the general election,
Prime Minister Perry Christie took the opportunity to urge all
political parties and their candidates to conduct peaceful cam-
paigns and engage in civilised debate with one another.
This request by the prime minister comes on the heels of the hos-
.tile and at times violent confrontation between PLP and FNM
supporters at last week's launch of the PLP's new web site at the
Sandals resort.
Some persons attending the launch and residents of-the area
SEE page nine


THE FNM is expected to
"vigorously pursue" allegations
that two high-level PLP opera-
tives in South Abaco yesterday
were handing out citizenship
cards to Haitian migrants in
return for promises of votes.
According to sources in Aba-
co, the two operatives were
observed swearing in Haitian-
Bahamians, and then immedi-
ately rushing them off to get
registered to vote despite the
register being closed as of April
3.
SEE page nine


(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)
Application challenging Human rights Panamanian women
constitutionality of group hits claim they were
Coroner's Court in forced to have
Daniel Smith inquest out at AGefor money by
will be heard next week I ECHOING the call by lawyer sex for money by
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* By NATARIO McKENZIE
AN APPLICATION chal-
lenging the constitutionality of
the Coroner's Cburt in the
inquest into the death of 20-
year-old Daniel Smith will be
heard by a Supreme Court
judge next week, it was
announced yesterday.
Neil Brathwaite of the Attor-
ney General's office told Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez yes-
terday that April 12 has been
secured as the date for a hearing
into the matter. The application
is set to be heard before
SEE page nine


and former PLP senator uami-
an Gomez for Attorney Gen-
eral Allyson Maynard-Gibson
to remove herself from public
office, the Grand Bahama
Human Rights Association yes-
terday lashed out at the Minis-
ter of Legal Affairs.
The GBHRA in a statement
yesterday alleged that Mrs May-
nard-Gibson has not lived up
to her profession.
In her open criticism of a sit-
ting judge, Justice John Lyons,
Mrs Maynard-Gibson has
shown that she has "no respect
for the sacrosanct nature of the
judicial system of the
SEE page nine


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M By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
THREE women from
Panama claim they were
forced to have sex for money
by the owner of a night club
in the western end of Nassau,
The Tribune was told.
The Panamanian women -
Valentina, Pamela and
Michelle claim they met
the owner of the club in Pana-
ma City in January.
The women said they
entered into an oral agree-
ment with the owner for them
to come to the Bahamas to
dance in his club.
The women claim they
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* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 45-YEAR-OLD woman is in hospital today
after it she was inadvertently caught in the line of fire
during a retaliatory drive-by shooting in Fox Hill on
Tuesday evening.
The unlucky victim is an employee at the Jungle
Club, where she happened to be standing in the
window of the premises when a burgundy coloured
Honda pulled up at around 9.15pm, said Chief
Superintendent Glen Miller.
One or more of the occupants of the vehicle then
opened fire on the club, hitting the woman in the
shoulder.
"We don't think it was intended for her," said


Chief Supt Miller.
"We're pursuing some information that there
might have been an altercation before the shooting,
this is what we're trying to determine right now," he
added.
The car in which the assailants were travelling
was found shortly after the shooting abandoned off
Rose Street. Bystanders reported seeing two occu-
pants fleeing the area.
"At this point we don't have any named suspects.
Our team is up in that area right now combing the
area to see what information we can get," said Chief
Supt Miller. "Once we locate those persons who
were involved in the argument we'll be well on the
way with this and that's the approach we're taking
right now," he added.


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THE TRIBUNE


FNM protests victimisationn' in Freeport


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The FNM
staged a demonstration yester-
day at the Government Com-
plex Building, calling for an end
to political victimisation by the

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ration in Freeport.
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the Mall around 10am.
Neko Grant, MP for Lucaya,
who spoke on behalf of the
group, said it appears that the
Bahamas Broadcasting Corpo-
ration under the PLP govern-
ment has returned to the days
of victimisation on the airwaves.
He said that ZNS's pulling of
the "Half-hour of Gospel Pow-
er" radio programme of Rev
McAlpine following his speech
at the FNM candidate's intro-
duction last Thursday was a
"blatant" act of victimisation.
"While it is unacceptable for
any group in our country to be
victimised, one would have
thought that at least the church
would be especially protected,"
Mr Grant said.
Rev McAlpine's religious
show, which airs on Sundays,
has been on the air for the past
22 years on ZNS. He believes
he was victimised because of his
departure from the PLP party,
and his affiliation now with the
FNM.
Elvis Hepburn, deputy direc-
tor at ZNS in Freeport, has
since withdrawn the suspension
letter, which was dated March
29. In a second letter dated
March 30, Mr Hepburn said
that after review of the show,
the corporation decided to
change its previous decision.
Mr Grant said the fact that it
was rescinded, clearly states that
it was without merit and should
never have happened in the first


place.
Rev George Cooper, a Bap-
tist minister, said: "It was wrong
for a 'man of God, a man of the
cloth' to be treated this way for
the position he took in regard to
his political persuasion.
"This cannot happen in our
country it should not happen
unless we are heading to social-
ism, communism, or dictatorship.
"This should not happen
whether you are a PLP, FNM,
BDP, or independent... and it
should stop now."
Mr Grant said that the cor-
poration has also refused to cov-
er a number of FNM functions
while it covers similar functions
held by the PLP.
He said that following the
FNM's victory on August 19,
1992, the first act tabled by the
FNM administration was an
amendment to the Broadcasting
Act, which freed the airwaves.
"When the FNM comes to
office, it will ensure that such
acts of victimisation do not
occur. We assure religious lead-
ers, the church, and all citizens
of the Bahamas that they will
be able to speak their minds
freely and without fear of
reprisal by the government,"
Mr Grant said.
He said the FNM will take
measures to further guarantee
the freedom of the press and
the media. "We believe that
doing this will be good for
democracy and good for our
nation," he said.


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Jamaican

accused of

practising

obeah
A JAMAICAN man plead-
ed guilty in Magistrate's Court
yesterday to practicing obeah.
Rupert Williams, 51, of St
Elizabeth Jamaica appeared
before Magistrate Susan
Sylvester.
The charge alleged that
Williams practiced obeah on the
assumption that he possessed
the supernatural power to
restore health.
Williams was ordered to pay
a $500 fine. Failure to pay the
fine will result in a two month
prison sentence.

Woman is
charged with
stealing from
workplace
A 32-YEAR-OLD woman
was arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday, charged with
stealing more than $11,000 by
reason of employment.
Anna Marie Butler, 32, of
Canon Pugh Estates appeared
before Magistrate Susan
Sylvester at court 11 in Nassau
Street on 13 counts of stealing
by reason of employment.
Butler is accused of stealing
$11,264 from DC Technology
Company Limited on Patton
Street.
The offences are alleged to
have taken place between Mon-
day, November 6 and Tuesday,
December 5, 2006.
Butler pleaded not guilty to
the charge and was granted bail
in the sum of $5,000.
The matter was adjourned
July 23.

Arrest

warrant is

issued in
fraud case'
A WARRANT of arrest was
issued yesterday for a man who
failed to appear for his arraign-
ment on 207 counts of fraud.
It is alleged that between
December. 2006 and March
2007, Lavardo Anton Taylor,
26, of Sherman Avenue
obtained thousands of dollars
from the Royal Bank of Canada
on Madeira Street by uttering
fake cheques.

CARICOM
ambassador
to address
Chamber
BAHAMAS Ambassador to
Caricom Leonard Archer will
address members of the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and the Bahamas Finan-
cial Services Board on the status
of the negotiations for an eco-
nomic partnership agreement
with the European Union.
The event will take place on
Tuesday, April 10 at 6.30pm at
the British Colonial Hilton.
The Bahamas was represent-
ed by the public and private sec-
tor at the most recent Technical
Negotiating Groups held in
Barbados.
The chamber noted in a state-
ment that outcome of these
ongoing discussions on trade
between Caribbean countries
and the European Union can
affect local businesses in the
future.
"We urge you to join this
important discussion on the
potential implication of this
agreement with the European
Union (EU) upon the
Bahamas," said Philip Simon, the
chamber's executive director.

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By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE FNM yesterday con-
demned Prime Minister Perry
Christie and his PLP govern-
ment for their decision to call
an election right before the
observance of Holy Week.
Yesterday, Mr Christie
announced that the next gen-
eral election would be held on
May 2, closing the current reg-
ister as of Tuesday, April 3.
This decision, which comes
only a day before the obser-
vance of the Lenten season,
theoretically would shorten the
campaign season by an entire
week leaving only three
weeks for political hopefuls to
campaign.
Hubert Ingraham, former
prime minister and leader of
the FNM, said that although
his party had expected Mr
Christie to do this, he along
with his colleagues were nev-
ertheless saddened and disap-
pointed.
"Back in 1966, the then gov-
erning party called a general
election which placed the
Christmas and New Year holi-
day season right in the middle
of the campaign. The PLP at
that time condemned the UBP

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By BRENT DEAN
ALL matters pending before
parliament have "fallen away",
as a result of the dissolution
of parliament, according to
Clerk of the Parliament, Mau-
rice Tynes.
Prime Minister Christie dis-
solved parliament yesterday
afternoon in a live broadcast
to the nation, declaring May 2
as the date for the widely antic-
W';il+ I general.elettio."
"Once the parliament is dis-
solved, that means that the life
of the parliament that started
on the 22nd of May 2002, has
come to an end. All matters
that were before parliament,
will fall away," said Mr Tynes.
Three matters were still
pending in the last parliament,
Mr Tynes told The Tribune.


,tie slammed for calling



tion before Holy Week


* PERRY Christie has
attracted criticism for calling
an election just before Holy
Week

government for this and it
appeared there was a national
consensus that an election cam-
paign at such a time was not a
good thing to do having regard
to the religious beliefs of the
vast majority of our citizens.
Mr Ingraham said that it was
especially unfair to the Parlia-
mentary Registration Depart-
ment and other faithful civil
servants "who have to work
under great pressure" to adjust


the boundaries: put all the vot-
ers affected in the right con-
stituencies, and also prepare
and issue 150,000 voters' cards.
"'It was clear to us all along
that the go\ ceinment was run-
ning into serious difficulty with
the mnannaogement of the elec-
toral processes. They have
been late with everything,
either out of incompetence or
deliberate malice.
"The Constituencies Com-
mission was not appointed
within the time frame mandat-
ed by the Bahamas Constitu-
tion, and the government wait-
ed until very late to end the
old voters register and so
encourage Bahamians to reg-
ister," Mr Ingraham said.
Nevertheless, he said, the
FNM welcomes the announce-
ment, and looks forward to a
vigorous discussion of the
issues facing the Bahamas.
"This campaign is about the
hopes and needs of the
Bahamian people. We believe
Bahamians have a clear choice
in this election between the
status quo of staying on the
current course versus a change
in the direction of our country.
"And between a current gov-
ernment that has broken faith
and broken promises and a new


government that will restore
trust and address our citizens
needs to build a better future.
"We invite the Bahamian
people to take account of these
matters along with all the other
reasons they have for voting out
of office this abysmally incom-
petent and grossly insensitive


PLP government," he said.
Mr Ingraham added that the
FNM will suspend all radio
advertising starting today, until
Monday, April 9.
"We will resume our cam-
paign in full force next week
with a rally at Clifford Park on
Wednesday evening," he said.


nt dissolved leaving

matters still pending


These include: a bill to enable
the Bahamas to become a
member of the International
Development Association; a
bill for an act to make it
mandatory for businesses or
companies to settle their lia-
bilities to government when
they cease operation; and, a
bill for an act to amend the
local government act.
Mr Tynes stated that in
wake of the dissolution, his
staff will still be busy formalis-
ing the records of the last par-
liament and preparing for the
official opening of the new
one, which Provost Marshall,
Paul Farquharson announced,
will occur on May 23.
"One thing my staff will be
doing is compiling all the
records for the session that just
ended. We have to compile all


the information that was laid
on the table of the parliament.
We have to get that compiled
in to votes. And then we have
to make preparation for the
opening," he said.
Mr Tynes also said that the
House is already prepared for
the additional representative
that will be included in the
next parliament.
When Larry Cartwright
joined the official opposition,
an additional seat was placed
in the House. Therefore, a
physical space already exists
for the 41st member in the new
House.
Representatives from the
House also noted that when
the new parliament is con-
vened on May 23, the annual
budget debate will be the main
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Not perfect, but still American heroes


PERFECTION is an ideal dreamed about
and pursued but rarely captured. It's so rare
and out of reach that its elusiveness is used as an
excuse for mistakes. When someone errs, it is
dismissed with the reminder: "Well, nobody's
perfect."
Because most claims of perfection, such as
"He's the perfect husband" or "It's the perfect
job," are subjective and exaggerated, the only
things truly perfect are those that can be quan-
tified by objective numbers. In bowling, a per-
fect game is a score of 300. In baseball, a perfect
pitched game is retiring 27 batters without
allowing a base. (Although a truly perfect game
would be getting 27 batters out on 27 pitches).
For more than 60 years, the Tuskegee Air-
men, that fabled group of World War II black
aviators, had a number that made them per-
fect. The number was "0," as in the number of
U.S. bombers they lost to enemy fighters. When
it was mentioned in public events that they nev-
er lost any of the bombers they escorted, the
feat would elicit loud and appreciative applause.
Such a feat by any squadron would have been
cheered but this was made more special in that
it was accomplished by men defying a system
and mindset that would deny them opportuni-
ties in the sky just as they were being denied
opportunities on the land of their birth.
It was a perfection that helped lift them to
folkloric status. But last week, a new Air Force
report revealed that enemy aircraft shot down at
least 25 bombers escorted by the all-black 332nd
Fighter Group.
- The report proved just one thing: Nobody's
perfect, including the Tuskegee Airmen. It does-
n't diminish their achievements, heroism or


trailblazing, or remove from the record that
they were so good that their services as escorts
were requested by white bomber pilots who
didn't know or didn't care that they were black.
The report corrects numbers but can't rewrite
the history of what, at the time, was deemed a
controversial programme to train black pilots in
Tuskegee, Ala. Nearly 1,000 pilots were trained
in the programme and while they were not per-
fect, losing 25 planes in more than 15,000 sorties
on 1,500 missions made them close to flawless.
The Air Force's report was released the day
before President Bush awarded the airmen the
Congressional Gold Medal. The biggest sur-
prise wasn't that they lost 25 planes but that
it's taken them this long to receive this hon-
our, one that you'd think they would have
received 40 or 50 years ago.
The youngest of the surviving Tuskegee Air-
men are now in their 80s. In his remarks to
them, President Bush said, "Even the Nazis
asked why African American men would fight
for a country that treated them so unfairly ...
these men in our presence felt a special sense of
urgency. They were fighting two wars: one was
in Europe, and the other took place in the hearts
and minds of our citizens."
That war taking place in the hearts and minds
of American citizens proved to be the more
difficult of the two, but they won both wars.
No, the Tuskegee Airmen weren't perfect,
but in soaring over ignorance and cruelty and
gracing the sky with their dignity, they made
their world and their country a little less imper-
fect.
(This article was written by Cary Clack of the
San Antonio Express-News c.2007).


EPA can regulate greenhouse gases


On Monday James Milkey, Massachusetts
assistant attorney general for environmental
protection, celebrated a landmark Supreme
Court ruling that reverberated around the
world.
The court narrowly ruled, 5 to 4, that the
Environmental Protection Agency, despite
cowardly protestations to the contrary, has the
power to regulate the greenhouse gases that
cause global warming.
Environmentalists believe the ruling will put
pressure on industry and Congress to come up
with comprehensive federal solutions for the
first time.


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the latest of reports that predict that in this
century, global warming will cause massive
water shortages and floods, and do things like
bleach the Great Barrier Reef and drive polar
bears into threatened status.
"The Bush administration and the EPA nev-
er disagreed with us on the main point that
global warming is real," Mr Milkey said. "What
the court is saying to them is that you can't
say that and not do anything about it."
(This is an excerpt from an article by Derrick
Z Jackson of the Boston Globe. c.2007).


Violence in the





Bahamas must





be stopped


EDITOR, The Tribune.
OVER the past several
years, a Concert Promoter out
of Grand Bahama hosted a
few concerts during the
Bahamian Labour Day week-
end in both Nassau and
Freeport. Under the theme,
"Stop the Violence", a subtle
effort was made to create
awareness as to the state,of
affairs in the nation as it
relates to crime, in particular
violent crimes. Despite the
fact that these concerts were
usually attended by thousands
of young people, little atten-
tion was paid to such a sincere
and desperate message.
Tragically, the rate of vio-
lent crime is escalating at an
alarming rate in the Bahamian
society. Almost on a daily
basis, the Bahamian public is
informed via the various
medias of some senseless and
barbaric act of violence. So
much so, that a Pastor
referred to the Bahamas as a
nation under siege with the
people being held hostage.
Sometimes, one would not
know if a news headline is
coming out of Nassau or out
of Baghdad in Iraq. Drive by
shootings, stabbings, blud-
geoning, mutilated bodies
burned beyond recognition,
kidnapping, etc are now
becoming just too common.
These brutal acts, like in Iraq,
have terrorized the nation
with fear. Nowadays, the
Bahamian public is paralysed
with fear and must modify
their lifestyle to adapt to this
new state of siege.
: It's hard to imagine that in
today's Bahamas, someone
who is innocently playing a
game of basketball or domi-
noes in the middle of the day
could meet a tragic ending.
Could you ever believe that a
twelve-year-old child simply
watching television would end
up dead with a bullet in his
head? Or could you imagine
the sanctuary of your home
being violated by evil invaders
whose mission is to leave a
trail of death and destruction?
In today's Bahamas, anything
seems to be possible. These
are the times when we now
see brother killing brother like
Cain and Able in the book of
Genesis. But, there are those
"prayer warriors" who despite
their commitment to the faith
would frankly admit that the


devil has taken over the
Bahamas when we see parents
with the natural responsibility
of safety and well-being of a
child charged with the mur-
der of their child!
Politicians and sociologists
all seem to be at a loss to
explain this continuous surge
in violence in the Bahamian
society. According to the
Police, the cause of murder in
the Bahamas fall under three
main headings. Respectively
they are Domestic Violence,
the Drug War and Random
*Criminal acts. Recently, Social
Services Minister Melanie
Griffith received much
applause from the Bahamian
public with her promotion and
passage of The Domestic Vio-
lence Act. Despite the good
intentions behind this won-
derful piece of legislation,
there may be doubt as to its
overall success. Domestic vio-
lence has been around since
time immemorial and other
Parliamentary Acts have had
little effect. What we see now
is that the epidemic of domes-
tic violence taking a more
extreme form, all too often
ending in death. However,
unlike before, what has
changed for the worse is the
viciousness of domestic vio-
lence. In addition, groups with
the assistance of persons such
as Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson
of the Crisis Centre have left
no stone unturned when it
comes to preventing domes-
tic violence.
Historically, the illegal Drug
Trade has always been a high
risk violent profession. Per-
sons have often expressed the
opinion that as long as inno-
cent persons are not hurt, the
drug dealers can kill off each
other.
The sad fact is that innocent
people get hurt too.
Random criminal violence
regrettably is a reflection of
the attitude of some of the
"don't care" new generation.
They have no respect for
themselves and certainly do
not have any for others. Vio-
lence is their way of life and
they are bitter against institu-
tions such as the Police and
the Church that try to contain
them. Nothing seems to deter
them from this disastrous atti-
tude. Not even death by hang-
ing is a deterrent to murder
in the Bahamas. However,
there are strong feelings that
capital punishment may at


2 DAYS


least deter a few. One life
saved would certainly be
worth it.
Another possible reason fpr
the increase in crime in the
Bahamas was suggested by
Fred Mitchell, the current For-
eign Minister of the Bahamas
after the murder of Archdea-
con William Thompson. That
is the "creolisation" of the
Bahamas with the increasing
Haitian population. This gen-
eralisation resulted in much
criticism as it suggested racist
feelings towards the Haitian
community. It is a fact that
many Haitians have resided
peacefully in the Bahamas for
generations. It is just that
some have gotten caught up
in that undesirable lifestyle
and are now a part of the
problem.
Whatever the reason for this
senseless and stupid crime
surge in the Bahamas, it must
be arrested. At its current rate,
by the end of the year, the
Bahamas will have a record
one hundred murders. Such a
count is absolutely unaccept-
able in any decent society.
This is a number far greater
than Tokyo, Japan, with a
population of over twelve rmil-
lion people. There are just too
many guns in this town aind
many of these gunmen "gone
astray"!
What is also needed is a
Victim's Bill of Rights as an
act of violence may not just
destroy a victim, but a family
as well. This is especially true
where the victim may have
been the bread-winner of the
family.
The victim's family needs to
be placed as much as reason-
ably possible in the same
financial position that they
were in prior to the act of vio-
lence. The offender must sup-
port the family or have his
assets taken away to pay a vic-
tim's family. Maybe then he
would appreciate the stupidity
of his senseless act! 7
The only good news in this
dreadful situation is the fact
that the tourists have not been
targeted as a group.
Should this undeFrable sit-
uation develop, the United
States State Department could
issue a warning advising its dit-
izens not to travel to the
Bahamas.
This would be a complete
disaster for the Bahami n
tourism industry that depends
so heavily on the Americhn
tourist.
DR LEATENDORE
PERCENTIE
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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007, PAGE 5


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0In brief

,Government
accused of
destroying
rule of law
THE government was
accused yesterday of destroy-
ing the rule of law in the
Bahamas, putting commerce
at risk in the process.
The claim came from
Freeport attorney Fred
Smith, who said the PLP had
managed to reverse the sen-
timents of the old colonial
motto: Expulsis Piratis, Resti-
tuta Commercia (Expel Pira-
cy, Restore Commerce).
-, During their time in power,
hey had restored piracy and
,put commerce in peril, he
said.
He cited the situation in
?"Freeport, the country's sec-
'ond city and a leading com-
i'mercial and industrial centre.
: "Our judicial system just
-'doesn't exist," he told The
-_'Tribune. "The PLP has man-
4aged to reverse the old motto
.,by destroying the rule of law.
rtthey have restored piracy."
yu Mr Smith said it was
Lvimpossible for commerce to
-,junction in the Bahamas
; without the rule of law.
i., Last month, Mr Smith sup-
,sported The Tribune's articles
..palling the quality of justice
into question, saying the judi-
.cial system was "dysfunc-
tional" and "in a state of col-
lapse."
l? His comments were a pre-
'Jude to a further attack on
'the legal system this week
"Trom attorney Damian
11 Gomez, who called for the
Atesignation of Attorney Gen-
.! ral Allyson Maynard-Gib-
'-Son.

,'Gunman
;holds up
car rental
;'office
VIRGO Car Rentals on
''Independence Drive was
~eld up and robbed by a lone
'gunman' oh Tuesday at
around 2.30pm.
SNoone was injured in the
-incident however the culprit
' 4vas able to steal an undeter-
(.mined amount of cash,
t according to chief superin-
-Atndent Glen Miller.
. Also that day, police recov-
-bred a 9mm handgun.
;..i The find was made after
_t-Officers from the Eastern
Division executed a search
?,fyarrant on a home in Cedar
1,,NVay, Pinewood Gardens.
, There were 20 rounds of
ammunition with the gun,
,police said.
A man and a woman are
' being questioned in connec-
tion with the find.

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Christian Council



president tells



parties not to use



prayer events...


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE president of the Christ-
ian Council has called for both
political parties to honestly
observe the Lenten season and
not use prayer breakfasts or
other such services to bolster
their campaign for the upcom-
ing general election.
Rev William 'Thompson said
that the Christian community
expects that both the FNM and
the PLP will respect the agree-
ment they reached with the
Christian Council on not hold-
ing any political rallies during
Lent.
"Both leaders assured me,
assured the church, that there
would be no rallies held during


Lent time. We hold them to
that. We will respect that, and
we hope they will respect that.
If they don't respect it then we
will speak out against it. But
right now we will hold them to
that," he said.
Rev Thompson said that this
new use of a "prayer breakfast"
as a political event is something
that he hopes both parties will
resist in general.
He said that the Christian
Council will have to review
these and other loopholes when
the next agreement is being
sought with political parties
before a general election.
Yesterday, Prime Minister
Perry Christie, in announcing
the May 2 election date, said
his party would not hold any


. REV William Thompson


...as PLP holds


service of prayer


and thanksgiving


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Progressive Liberal Par-
ty hosted a service of prayer
and thanksgiving at its head-
quarters on Farrington Road
last night in honour of the 10th
anniversary of Perry Christie
and Cynthia Pratt being elected
to the leader and deputy lead-
ership post of the party.
This after the prime minister
called for a halt to "public polit-
ical campaign activities" during
Easter week.
In a press release from the
party's national chairman Ray-
nard Rigby, the PLP saluted
and congratulated its leaders.
"Just a short 10 years ago, the
members of the PLP support-
ed and voted for Perry Christie
and Cynthia Pratt to be the
leader and deputy leader of the
PLP. In fact, it was the first time
in Bahamian history that a
woman was elected to the
deputy leadership of a major
political party.
"The PLP is extremely proud
of its leaders and their perfor-
mance. They have proven to be


T,T


the right mix for the issues fac-
ing the nation and have been
able to demonstrate that there
are compassionate democrats.
They have also shown that the
philosophy of the PLP is still
relevant for today's Bahamas,"
he said.
Mr Rigby said that the date is
a milestone of "immense pride
and humility" for the PLP.
The prayer and thanksgiving
service was scheduled for
7.30pm last night.
The service was planned to
not only honour both Prime
Minister Christie and Deputy
Prime Minister Pratt, but to also
offer thanks to God for them
and to seek His further guid-
ance and deliverance over their
lives.
The event was open to the
public.


political rallies during the holy
week, and asked other parties to
do the same.
Earlier this year, Rev Thomp-
son also spoke out against the
use of "gutter style" tactics dur-
ing campaigns.
Speaking at the ecumenical
service for parliamentarians in
January, he asked candidates
not to engage in mudslinging in
the run-up to the elections.


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Students urged to back Cuban Five


* By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
STUDENTS of the Omega
College were urged by Cuban
ambassador Felix Wilson to join
the Bahamian solidarity net-
work in support of the Cuban
Five in Miami.
The students, primarily those
taking Caribbean history class-
es at the college, were told that
the Cuban Five are "national
heroes" who fought against ter-
rorism in the Caribbean.
Ambassador Wilson said that
Cuba has been the fending off
"invasion" attempts by the US
government for many years.
And according to him, the
incarceration of the five Cubans
is "hypocrisy."


This is particularly so because
the US government is "'suppos-
edly" involved in a war against
terrorism, he said.
The Cuban Five are five men
who are imprisoned in the US.
serving four life sentences and
75 years collectively, after being
convicted in a Federal court in
Miami, on June 8, 2001.
They are Gerardo Hernin-
dez, Ram6n Labafiino, Anto-
nio Guerrero, Fernando
Gonzalez and Ren6 Gonzalez.
The men were accused by the
US government of committing
espionage and conspiracy
against the United States, and
other related charges.
But the five and those who
defend them point out that they
were involved in monito' ng the


actions of Miami-based terrorist
groups, in order to prevent ter-
rorist attacks on their country.
In October 2006, Irma Gon-
zalez, the 22-year-old daughter
,of one of the imprisoned men,
visited the Bahamas and spoke
to students at the College of the
Bahamas about the case.
Ms Gonzalez was invited to
the Bahamas by a local group
called the Bahamian Friends of
the Cuban Five. She urged
COB students to join the "soli-
darity community" that is agi-
tating for the release of the
men.
Recently, the international
campaign to free the five has
been asking for an investigation
into the US government's
denial of visitation rights to


members of the imprisoned
men's families especially in
the case of Olga Salanueva and
Adriana Pdrez.
"We do not have any ani-
mosity against the US," Ambas-
sador Wilson said. "It has
always been the position that
the different US administrations
have tried to impose on our
country their will, and that has
been a problem for our peo-
ple."
Mr Wilson said: "The Cuban
Five could not have received a
fair trial in Miami because the
environment was poisoned by
extreme right-wing groups who
want to aid the US government
in overthrowing Cuba."
He pledged that Cuba would
continue to do what it believes
is necessary to defend its sover-
eignty.
The five men have been
imprisoned since 1998, In Cuba
they are considered patriots and
heroes who volunteered to


defend their country by gather-
ing information about terror-
ism directed at Cuba from with-
in Cuban exile communities.
However the US govern-


ment believes the men are apart
of an espionage network that
threatened US national security
by trying to infiltrate military
installations.


Environmentalist still concerned

at circus despite assurances


ENVIRONMENTALIST
Sam Duncombe said that qual-
ity of treatment is not the prob-
lem with circus acts involving
animals "but rather over the
ethical and environmental right-
eousness of animals being used
in shows of this nature".
She was responding to assur-
ances by Circus Maximus,
which is currently operating out
of R M Bailey Park, that it
treats its animals well. This fol-
lowed calls from several animal
rights activists for the govern-
ment to ban licences for shows
that include performances by
captive animals.
"We are not deliberating over
the good treatment or training
of the animals kept by Circus
Maximus, we are concerned
about the message that this con-
veys to our populations, espe-
cially our youth, that it is OK to
see wild animals removed from


their natural habitats for human
entertainment," Mrs Duncombe
said in a statement yesterday.
"It's about us condoning the
international removal of species
from their environments to
train, exploit, or breed them in
captive situations like a cir-
cus environment."
Mrs Duncombe said this
statement stands, regardless of
whether some of the particular
animals at Circus Maximus
were born in captivity or not.
"The moral 'right' here is for
them not to be there at all and
this is why many governments
internationally are issuing a ban
on animals held in circuses. We
would like to see the Bahamas
follow suit," she said.
Yesterday, Derrik Rosaire, a
bear trainer at Circus Maximus,
was quoted in The Bahama
Journal as saying: "I have
worked with bears for over 40


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Minister of Agriculture Leslie
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article as saying: "The circus
obtained its licence through the
proper channels and as far as
this government is concerned
their practices are humane, pas-
sionate and meet the standards
observed bycircuses world-
wide."
However, Mrs Duncombe
responded that it is especially
inappropriate for the Ministry
of Agriculture and Marine
Resources to condone the circus
with the issuance of permits to
allow wild animals to be import-
ed considering the general
ignorance of the Bahamian pop-
ulation with regards to wild, or
even domesticated animals.
She said circuses only per-
petuate the poor treatment of
animals in the Bahamas by
popularising unnatural behav-
iour such as bears walking on
two legs, elephants that march
and dogs that jump through
hoops.
Mrs Duncombe added that
Minister Miller's comments
"reflect the lack of conserva-.
tion and ethical consideration
that we are attempting to raise
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Ron Pinder -


Nautilus bottled water


never had government approval


NAUTILUS water "does not
and never has had" a licence to
produce or sell water in the
Bahamas, and the quality of its
water has never been verified
by the necessary government
authorities.
Yesterday, Director of Envi-
ronmental Health Services, Ron
Pinder, responded to a retrac-
tion of a statement he released
to The Tribune on Sunday.
Mr Pinder said that the state-
ment was signed and given to
him by the company's president,
Jason Evans.
It read: "We have been asked
by the Department of Environ-
mental Health to stop all water
products and deliveries and to do
a voluntary recall of all Nautilus
Water products in the market."
The issue was one of the com-
pany having been "unable to
secure the government certifi-
cate required to operate our
plant due to a licence issue with
our landlords," read the state-
ment.
It added: "We must stress
that this is not a quality con-
cern."
However in Wednesday's edi-
tion, at the request of Mr Evans
- who claimed that the state-
ment was "incorrect and unau-
thorised" The Tribune was
forced to print a retraction of
this statement.
Mr Evans said at that time
that the licensing issues are cur-
rently being reviewed by the
requisite government agencies
and "as a consequence there
has been no recall of Nautilus
Water products".
However, Mr Pinder yester-
day declared that any claim that


THE following statement was
issued by the president of Nau-
tilus Water Jason Evans:
"The Nautilus Water facility
was inspected by the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health
on several occasions and we
were asked to make some
minor changes which we in fact
made.
"We were complemented on
our facility and even asked if
we would allow the Department
to show our plant to other man-
ufacturers.
"We had what we considered
a final inspection because dur-
ing the last inspection we were
told we had to have all equip-
ment up and running during the
inspection so they could take
samples and see the running of
the equipment.
"After that inspection Olive
Patton, our Chemist, was told
'our water was excellent and
everything was ok.'
"Olive was then told to come


Director of Environmental

Health says statement was

true and accurate


the original statement was
unauthorised or untrue is
"nonsense".
Mr Pinder said he was per-
sonally handed a copy of the
statement on Thursday by Mr
Evans after a follow up meeting
between the Department of
Environmental Health Services
and Nautilus Water during
which the government agency
"reiterated (to Nautilus Water)
that they were not in possession
of a licence to operate a bot-
tled water company and we...
asked them to halt operations."
"We indicated to them that
halting operations is not only
stopping the production but that
you can't sell water that has not
been approved. They then said
they will voluntarily recall the
water, I said 'Good, you will
have to send this to all the
media houses.' They said they
did," explained Mr Pinder.
It was early last month that
Nautilus Water had first been
informed that due to the fact
that the building in which they
were operating did not have a
building permit certifying its
structural soundness they
would have to halt production.
This was discovered during
an inspection of the facility by
Mr Pinder. The inspection was
halted upon this discovery, he


said, as the company was told
that this permit was a necessary
prerequisite to the company
obtaining a certificate of sani-
tation.
However, the company con-
tinued to supply to the market
bottles of water produced and
stockpiled prior to this call to
halt production.
The Department of Environ-
mental Health Services
(DEHS) told them on Thurs-
day that this was not allowed,
and this was where the state-
ment, which Mr Evans later
claimed to be "unauthorised
and inaccurate" originated.
Mr Pinder explained that all
bottled water companies
licensed by the government
have to submit regular reports
on their quality control proce-
dures, and DEHS carries out
random spot checks on water
quality at these companies, to
ensure that their water is fit for
human consumption.
"Because Nautilus water has
not been approved by us we
have not been able to do that.
So we can't verify the quality
of their water," he said.
Mr Pinder stressed that every
aspect of the statement printed
by The Tribune on Monday was
true and accurate, contrary to
Mr Evans' later claims.


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pick up the sanitisation certifi-
cate at which time it was dis-
covered there was a problem
with our landlord's building per-
mit. An official of the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health
assured Olive that all of our
requirements are in, the only
problem being that they were
unable to register the company
as certified because all of the
required building permits for
our landlord had not been
approved.
"We Were not told that we
could not continue to run our
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statement was because last Fri-
day, we were advised that a
recall has specific procedures
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those procedures were not in
place so we asked The Tribune
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PAGE 8, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007


Follow by example, Prime Minister


IN announcing the date for
the next general election,
Prime Minister Perry Christie
rightly urged that all political
organizations, leaders and
would-be leaders take "higher
ground" in debating the issues
that matter to the Bahamian
people.
It would be wonderful if
PM Christie does what he
says. For the past few days
the PLP has carried a story
on its website about this


writer that is totally untrue.
The story about my inter-
viewing for a job is absolutely
false and has not one shred of
integrity attached to it. Is that
the high road that Mr Christie
wishes to take? Is this the high
level of debate that Mr Christie
urges? It certainly cannot be.
We should have a clean and
decent campaign. We should
debate substantial issues. We
should speak about how we will
reduce the high incidences of
crime in our nation; how we will


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Z H I V A R G
fix our judicial system; how we
will create sustainable jobs with
good pay; how we will create
career opportunities for college
graduates; how we will find our
place in a world with free trade
and globalisation; how we will
participate in an international


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community where terrorism and
the threat of nuclear war are
realities; how we will minimise
the numbers of illegal immi-
grants in our nation; how we
will deliver public services in an
I improved way; how we will edu-
I cate our children in a way that
furthers their prospects for pro-
ductive living; how we will
expand tertiary education
opportunities for our young
people; how we will better man-
age the government's finances,
reducing our national debt; how
we will develop our Family
Islands in a more meaningful
way; and how we will deepen
our democracy further. These
are substantial issues. These
matter to Bahamians.

We will not be able to
debate these issues
properly if we will make lies the
focus of our political efforts.
Lies have no place in decent
politics. Lies cannot advance
our nation's future. Lies cannot
help find solutions to the many
concerns that we have.
Mr Christie cannot issue a
disclaimer regarding the con-
tent of his party's material; nor
can the Leader of the Opposi-
tion. Therefore, any lies that
appear on any political website


published by the parties must
be owned by their leaders. If
the leaders do not remove those
lies when discovered, then they
must accept responsibility for
them. He that embraces a lie is


as guilty as the liar. It is as plain
as that!
YOU MUST BELIEVE

Every achievement in
life requires the expen-
diture of energy. If we have no
energy, that is, if we have no
power to make things happen,


then we cannot achieve. Per-
sonal energy requires us to
believe in the possibility of a
thing desired.
By accepting with our minds
that a thing can be done, we can
muster up the energy needed
to pursue it. Even if what we
desire to do cannot be done by
us alone, we seek the help
required to make it happen
because we know that it can.
No wonder Jesus said: "All
things are possible to them that
believe."
WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS
So many of us define our-
selves by what we do. I am a
teacher, lawyer, doctor, busi-


nessperson, politician, priest or
plumber. These things define
what we do; they are not what
we are..
We are "beings" not
"doings". What we do should


flow from what we are; it should
not define us. If we are defined
by what we do, then our sense
of self-worth will always be tied
to how well we can do what we
do.
Additionally, we will not be
able to define ourselves if we
stop doing what it is we do. Is
this how a life should be mea-
sured? If so, what should we say


then about the child who cannot
do anything much or the physi-
cally challenged adult who is
limited in what he or she can
do? The joy of life is in being,
being a living soul endowed
with the image of God. In that
there is full dignity.
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selves when we achieve some-
thing worthwhile. See that smile
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Peaceful Panamanian women


FROM page one
even called the police when
the situation threatened to
spin out of control.
Addressing the nation yes-
terday afternoon on ZNS, the
prime minister said that he
calls on all parties. "including
my own, and all candidates.
including myself, to conduct a
campaign that is lively and
spirited but at the same time
peaceful, and respectful of the
differences that come
between us at this time in our
national life."
"Let us leave all the name-
calling and nastiness behind
us. Let us move resolutely
instead to higher ground, for
it is only there that we can
engage each other in mature
and civilised debate of the
issues that really matter to the
Bahamian people." he said.
This echoes the request by
the president of the Bahamas
Christian Council, Rev
William Thompson, who in
January urged all MPs to
avoid mudslinging
during their respective cam-
paigns.
However, observers
claimed that this appeal by
Rev Thompson was to no
avail as just days after lie
made his request politicians
of all affiliations were already
back to engaging in name-
calling and "mudslinging."
Mr Christie yesterday said
that politicians do Bahamians
"a grave disservice if we, the
leaders and would-be leaders
of our nation, refuse to heed
this call."
"Let each and everyone of
us, therefore, resolve to con-
duct a clean campaign, and
free and fair elections, so that
the voice of the people can
be heard in the fullness of all
its wisdom and power, and
with unmistakable clarity, on
election day, May 2, 2007,"'
he said.
As the country will be cel-
ebrating Holy Week, Mr
Christie confirmed that the
PLP "will not be holding any
rallies nor engaging in any
other public political cam-
paign activities until after
Easter Monday.
"I believe that the other
parties will be observing sim-
ilar constraints as well," the
prime minister said.


FROM page one they were tak
white house lo
Harbour area
were told that they would earn "He say Be
mucho money" while dancing, lem, much m
and that the only thing they need to pay
would have to pay for was a visa extension, bu
extension, come to Bah;
However, they claim that food and hoi
when they arrived in Nassau on said.
February 9, the owner com- The girls s;
pletely changed the terms of the from 8pm to
agreement and they were forced club on Wed
to "ork because the owner days, Fridays;
had taken their passports "Wednesda
and round-trip tickets to Pana- and other days
ma. said.
On Tuesday, Valentina told "If no pay, h
The Tribune about their alleged tonight."
ordeal. She told The
Valentina said that they met night club ov
the owner of the club in Pana- men for the gi
ma city. "But he nev
She said the night club owner we," Valentin
said they would only have to The womer
pay for their tickets and nothing "escaped" fro
else. Wednesday an
All three of the women said owner gave t
that it cost them $1,850 to come ports, but onl
to the Bahamas. threatened to
Valentina said they arrived his activities w
in Nassau on February 9 and to Panama.


FROM page one Elect

"For 276 years now, Bahami- right in recoi
ans have been going to the polls voter turnout
to elect representatives to the consistently b
House of Assembly. nitude of 90 p]
"Bahamians cherish their "This is an a
hard won political rights and tic by world st.
freedoms. Amongst these there more reason
is none more precious than the nation is th
right of the Bahamian people many other n
to choose their own government small, all arou
in free, fair and democratic elec- said.
tions," he said. In accordai
Bahamians, Mr Christie stitution, after
said, have always exercised their ter formally ar


FROM page one

Supreme Court Justice John Lyons, Mr Brath-
waite said. .
Daniel Smith died September 10 while he was
visiting his mother, three days after she gave birth
to her daughter, Dannielynn.
The inquest into the death of Anna Nicole
Smith's son came to a standstill last week when
lawyers for Howard K Stern called the constitu-
tionality of the Coroner's Court into question.
Mr Stern's legal counsel informed Chief Mag-
istrate Roger Gomez who is presiding over the
inquest that a constitutional motion had been
filed with the Supreme Court questioning the
lack of provisions in the Coroner's Act to provide
for an impartial jury.


en to a two-story
cated in the Coral

ahamas no prob-
oney and we only
for immigration
it when all girls
amas we pay for
use." Valentina

aid they danced
4am in the night
nesdays, Thurs-
and Saturdays.
y we pay him $25
s we pay $50," she

ie say no working

e Tribune that the
vner would find
rls to sleep with.
ver give money to
a said.
n said that they
m the house last
ed on Monday the
hem their pass-
y after they had
alert Interpol of
hen they got back


S VALENTINA, Michelle and Pamela


"I say if you don't give me
my passport now, I tell police
because its illegal internation-
al," Valentina said.
The Tribune contacted Assis-
tant Commissioner Greenslade
and he said that an investiga-
tion would be immediately


tion on May 2nd


rd numbers and
at elections has
een on the mag-
lus per cent.
astounding statis-
andards, and one
why our little
ie envy of so
nations, large and
nd the world," he

nce with the con-
the prime minis-
mnounced the dis-


solution of parliament and the
election date, Provost Marshall,
Paul Farquharson accompa-
nied by senior police officers
and about fifty new police
recruits read from the steps
of the House of Assembly, two
proclamations on behalf of the
governor-general. The first
declared the formal dissolution
of Parliament. Whereas, the sec-
ond announced that Parliament
will next be convened on May
23, 2007.


Coroner's Court

During last week's inquest proceedings Magis-
trate Gomez emphasised that the case of Daniel's
death has received immense world-wide media
coverage and cautioned the all-female jury not to
heed any news reports, rumours, or gossip they
may hear about the case. However, Mr Stern's
lawyers are asking the Supreme Court to revise
the provisions of the Coroner's Act in such a way
that would allow lawyers to question potential
jurors to determine their impartiality. Jurors
selected to the inquest are expected to return to
the Cororie'ri' Court on April 11 the date on
which Magistrate Gomez adjourned court pro-
ceedings.


launched into the matter once
they had received all the details.
Attempts to contact the
nightclub owner were unsuc-
cessful.



Allegations

FROM page one

While the FNM maintains
it has nothing against Hait-
ian-Bahamians voting, such
reports show the desperate
level to which the PLP was
willing to stoop to gain extra
votes.
Reportedly at least 18 Hait-
ian migrants were given citi-
zenship and registered yes-
terday.






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Human

rights group

FROM page one

Bahamas," the Association
claimed.
Referring to politicians
who assume they hold some
sort of sway over the judicial
system, the Association said
that it is time for the Bahamas
to rid itself of "puerile little
Neros."
Speaking as a guest on
More94's Real Talk on Tues-
day, Mr Gomez called on Mrs
Maynard-Gibson to resign as
Attorney General and retire
completely from politics.
Mr Gomez was referring to
Mrs Maynard-Gibson's con-
duct following two contro-
versial rulings by Justice
Lyons late last year.
Justice Lyons, who handles
90 per cent of all commercial
cases at the Supreme Court
level, in his rulings found that
the government had failed to
appoint a commission to
review judges' salaries and
had therefore compromised
the independence of the judi-
ciary.
Mr Gomez on Tuesday
heavily criticised what he
termed the "most vicious and
vitriolic attack" by Mrs
Allyson Maynard-Gibson on
Justice Lyons in the House of'
Assembly earlier this year.
The GBHRA claimed that
this attack by Mrs Maynard-
Gibson on a sitting judge
reflects her "callous indiffer-
ence" towards the country's
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- The infrastructural work cur-
rently going on in south
Eleuthera is vital to residents
and visitors alike said assistant
administrator Francita Neeley.
She said this is especially so
when looked at in terms of job
creation.
"There are a lot of employ-
ment opportunities for those
who wish to work. Once you
like to work, the work is actu-
ally here," she said. "Other per-
sons from other islands are also
taking advantage of the work
that is offered because there is a
lot of work going on."
On March 22, contracts were
signed for roadwork in north,
central and south Eleuthera.
Along with these projects,
Mrs Neely said there are
upcoming plans for water works
in Bamnnerman Town and John
Millars, construction at Cotton
Bay and Cape Eleuthera, and
there are plans for a new clinic
in Rock Sound.
Mrs Neely said such develop-
ments should encourage former
residents and other Bahamians
interested in making their home
on the island to see what it has
to offer.
"At this point in time, if they
want to really be a part of
what's going to happen for
Eleuthera in the upcoming
years, they would want to put
themselves in position now to
really take advantage of it,
because it is coming," she said.
Originally from Andros, Mrs
Neely said she can attest to the


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ENRAGED residents of an
Eleuthera settlement have
raised a petition to prevent
removal of coconut trees from
the local cemetery.
A group calling itself The
Guardians of Savannah Sound
wants the government to step
in and halt what they see as des-
ecration of the area.
The 34-name petition adds:
"Please help us preserve our
pristine environment and phys-
ical landscape for future gener-
ations."
The row erupted when vil-
lagers discovered that a local
resident, Mr Wainwright Gib-
son, had allegedly negotiated
the sale of 200 coconut trees to
the developers of North Win-
dermere Island, which lies a few
hundred yards off-shore. Mr
Gibson apparently said in a
sworn statement that he and his
son planted the trees in the ear-
ly 1990s, a claim denied by vil-
lagers.
In fact, they say the uprooting
of trees was done without the
knowledge or consent of the
community.
"These coconut trees were
planted by many of the fathers
and forefathers of the commu-
nity in the 1940s and 1950s on
land granted to the community
more than 100 years ago for
burial and public recreation,"
says the petition.
The community has reacted
by contacting the police, the Min-
istry of Works, the island admin-
istrator, the BEST Commission
and several other agencies.
Now protesters are stepping
up pressure after the develop-
ment company allegedly sent a
team of men and heavy equip-
ment to remove the trees from
the cemetery and surrounding
area.
This led to a confrontation
between residents and company
officials, who showed them a
statement signed by two locals
saying the community had no
further use of the trees.
The coinpany's representa-
tive felt he had consent to take
the trees for his own landscap-
ing purposes.
Local JP Claudious Culmer,
the township chairman, said no
permits from any government
agencies were shown to back
up the claims, only a letter
signed by two members of the
commonage committee, Robert
Rahming Sr and Mrs Alice
Campbell.
The coconuts trees, all
between 15 feet and 25 feet tall,
have a special place in Savan-
nah Sound's heart because they
have been used for food over
many years.
Mr Culmer said: "The citi-
zens of Savannah Sound use the
coconuts to make the best
coconut tarts, pies, chip-cakes,
creams and water in the coun-
try."
Mr Culmer alleged that Mr
Gibson was very angry when
workers were not allowed to


remove the trees and threat-
ened political victimisation
against the person who organ-
ised the campaign.
"Mr Gibson insists on selling
the birthright of our communi-
ty," he added. "But the coconut
trees of Savannah Sound are not
for sale this is our legacy."
Now Mr Michael Culmer,
another resident, has written to
Attorney General Allyson May-
nard-Gibson demanding action,
with copies sent to senior police


officers in Nassau.
Yesterday however a compa-
ny representative said the Win-
dermere Island North Devel-
opment had "absolutely no
intention to remove the trees."
Although admitting that the
company was approached by
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age committee" Wainwright
Gibson who "tried to sell us
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perspective).
Carl Smith, director of
NEMA (developing a hurricane
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BEAUTY Queen Celina
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title as Kelly's Bride of the
Year 2005-6 as she as
crowns the 15th annual win-
ner during the popular
Bahamas Bridal Show on
April 15.
The willowy and brainy
beauty is a professional
accountant with an off-
shore bank.
She grew up in Eleuthera
and volunteers with the
Ranfurly Homes for Chil-
dren and Junior Achieve-
ment.
Celina was Kelly's Octo-
ber Bride of the Year in
2005 and presided over Kel-
ly's Bridal Events in 2006.
She took home a $1,000
Kelly's gift certificate and
thousands of dollars in
prizes.
Her successor will also
receive a Kelly's House and
Home gift certificate and a
number of other prizes
including: a Noritake "Regi-
na Platinum" china service
for eight; a Royal Doulton
"Old Country Roses" cake
plate; a Wedgwood "India"
tea service for six; a Water-
ford crystal water pitcher; a
Villeroy & Boch "Emily"
30-piece flatware set;
Mikasa "Stephanie Plat-
inum" crystal for eight; a
Balta rug; a framed picture
from Portal Publications; a
gift certificate from the
Beauty Spot; Columbian
Home's eight-piece stock
pot set; a Black and Decker
food processor and a Rub-
bermaid storage orgariiser.
The 15th annual Kelly's
Bride of the Year will be


chosen from the 12 brides
of the month for 2006 and
will reign over Kelly's bridal
events for 2007. They are:
January Seniqua Bren-
nen Curry
February Keniqua
Ingraham Whitehouse
March Yolanda
Winder Brennen
April Bridget Forbes
Brown
May Melissa Miller
Bain
June Astacia Stewart


Brice
July Halcyon Saunders
Adderley
August Valron Grimes
Tinubu
September Cheryl
Thompson Rolle
October Sharon Stu-
art Lafluer
November Monique
Saunders Sands
December Santiala
Cartwright Ferguson
Thousands of prospective
brides visit the Bahamas


Bridal Show each year.
"They swarm the huge and
exciting Kelly's House and
Home booth to see the lat-
est in fine and casual china,
crystal and flatware, styl-
ishly displayed," explained
Mrs Judith Adderley, Kel-
ly's human resources man-
ager. "Kelly's trained bridal
consultants are there in full
force, too, giving advice and
explaining the delightfully
simple Bridal Registry at
Kelly's House and Home,
Mall at Marathon."


This year will be the 19th
production of the big bridal
event, to be held at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort
on Cable Beach.
An all-day trade show will
offer many thousands of
dollars in prizes and feature
50-plus exhibitors.


CONGRATULATING
Celina Thompson at the 18th
Annual Bahamas Bridal
Show last year were: Kelly's
human recourses manager
Judith Adderley (far left),
Kelly's bridal manager
Patrice Lloyd-Dames (far
right) and the 2004-5 Bride
of the Year Myriam Paul
Stapleton.
(Photo by
Vincent Vaughan)

"The audience loves it
all," said Patrice Lloyd-
Dames, manager of Kelly's
Bridal Department at Kel-
ly's Home Centre in the
Mall at Marathon. "Of
course everyone loves our
winner. Our Bride of the
Year is always a joy to know
and of great service to our
community."
Nancy Kelly, vice presi-
dent of Kelly's, said enter-
ing the Bride of the Year
and Month competition is
"as easy as registering your
bridal choices at Kelly's.
Just register your wedding
date and make your bridal
choices including china and
crystal at Kelly's House and
Home, Mall at Marathon.
We even have furniture
now. Your bride groom can
select tools and grills, also,
from our wide selection of
the very best products."


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Associated Press.
But this time, the action is in
support of Prime Minister Vik-
tor Yanukovych the enemy of
the 2004 mass protests.
The demonstrators say they
learned a lesson from the
protests more than two years
ago that helped propel Viktor
Yushchenko into the presiden-
cy over Yanukovych. A day
after Yushchenko ordered par-
liament dissolved, they started
putting up tents and laying out
sleeping bags.
"The Orange people taught
us, and this time we were the
first," said Dmytro Nykyshyn,
commander of the main camp.
The camp is tucked away in a
park near parliament, not near-
ly as visible as the sprawling
tent camp that lined Kiev's
main street, Kreshchatyk, dur-
ing the Orange Revolution and
that lasted for more than two
winter months. Nykyshyn said
his camp is home to 2,000 peo-
ple, most of them from the east


* SUPPORTERS of Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and supporters of President
Viktor Yushchenko shake hands during rallies taking place outside the office of Ukraine's
President in Kiev, Ukraine yesterday. Yushchenko stood by his order dissolving Ukraine's
parliament and calling for early elections, and appealed for support from foreign ambassadors, law
enforcement officials and governors as his standoff with the prime minister escalated.


and south, where support for
Yanukovych runs highest.
Just two days into their
protest, many say they are
already tired and ready to go
home. Some also admitted they
were being paid to be there -
but insisted they'd have come
regardless.
"I hope that soon we'll win
and then they'll let us go
home," said 19-year-old student
Serhiy Kutsenko, who has been
sleeping in a two-person tent in
Mariynsky Park. "Yushchenko
must not ignore our interests."
Yanukovych's tent camp is
highly organised, but for much
of the day, it lies largely empty
and quiet while its residents lis-
ten to bands and speakers on
Independence Square and rally


outside the president's office.
During the Orange Revolu-
tion, Yushchenko's tent camp
was the nerve center of his
protest movement, and it
backed right up to the then-
opposition's stage, giving the
impression of 24-hour activity.
Also, many of the tents were
giant, multi-person contraptions
- whereas ,at Yanukovych's
camp the tents tend to be for
one or two people at the most.
Yanukovych's supporters are
also not helped by the fact that
the Ukrainian capital is consid-
ered a so-called "Orange" city.
Its residents were a major force
in the protests that helped ush-
er Yushchenko to power. Dur-
ing the Orange Revolution,
Kiev residents showed up at all


(Photo: AP/Sergei Chuzavkov)
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agement to the tent campers -
and to drop off food and sup-
plies.
"I don't sense any life here,"
said Oleksandr Dyadenko, cast-
ing a critical eye over the
Yanukovych camp. He said
he'd lived in the Orange Revo-
lution camp, and was curious to
see what the competition was
doing now. "It looks like an imi-
tation."
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Young people, wearing jackets
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* POLAND
Warsaw
A DISAGREEMENT over
a Russian exhibit at the former
Nazi death camp of Auschwitz
has emerged as a new irritant
in relations between Russia and
Poland, where resentment of
Cold War domination by
Moscow remains strong, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The camp museum has
delayed the opening of the
Russian-designed exhibition
because it uses the term "Sovi-
et citizens" to refer to people
taken to Auschwitz from for-
mer Polish territory seized by
the Soviet Union at the start of
World War II, said museum
head Piotr Cywinski.
"Why is Russia still inter-
preting Stalinist times this
way?" Cywinski said during an
interview on Radio Tok FM.
The museum said in a state-
ment that residents of the occu-
pied areas "by no means can be
viewed as USSR citizens, as
they did not renounce volun-
tarily their former citizenship
and did not accept, as the result
of an independent decision,
Soviet citizenship."
Auschwitz-Birkenau, the
German-run death camp oper-
ated in the southern Polish town


of Oswiecim during the Nazi
occupation, houses a number of
national exhibitions in old bar-
racks that document the atroci-
ties committed there.
Russian newspapers have
accused Poland this week ol
closing the exhibition for polit-
ical reasons. The Russian daily
"Kommersant," for one, called
the matter a "new stumbling
block in Russian-Polish rela-
tions."

Disagreement

Director Cywinski said the
exhibit was closed at Russian
request in 2004 for a planned
update. He did say, however,
that the reopening had been
delayed by the disagreement
over the "Soviet" citizenship
the exhibition ascribes to resi-
dents of eastern Poland, the
Baltic states and part of Roma-
nia territories taken over the
Soviet Union between 1939-41.
"You cannot say a resident
of Lviv a Pole or a Jew was
a Soviet" citizen, Cywinski said.
Lviv, formerly in eastern
Poland, is now in Ukraine.
Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, the
head of the International
Auschwitz Council, an advisory
board that includes camp sur-


vivors, accused Russia of resort-
ing to "dirty tricks" by trying
to count Poles and Jews killed
at the camp as Soviet victims.
"That is inadmissible," Bar-
toszewski, himself an Auschwitz
survivor and a former Polish
foreign niinister, wrote in a col-
umn published Wednesday in
the Dziennik daily.
On Tuesday, the Russian
Foreign Ministry said Poland
was making absurd demands.
"We are convinced that the
memory of victims of the Nazi
concentration camp at Oswiec-
im should not be held hostage
to historic-political profiteer-
ing," ministry said in a state-
ment.
The dispute comes as ten-
sions simmer between the two
countries over a range of issues,
including a US request to place
part of a missile defense shield
in Poland and the Czech
Republic. Moscow has warned
that bowing to the US request
could spark a new arms race.
Between 1940-45, some 1.5
million people mostly Jews,
but also others, including Rus-
sians, Poles and Gypsies per-
ished at Auschwitz in gas cham-
bers or from forced labor,
hunger and disease. The camp
was liberated by Soviet troops
on January 27, 1945.


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warning shots into the air and
used tear gas and truncheons
Wednesday to disperse hun-
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dish protesters in southeast
Turkey, according to Associated
Priss.
The 6irtesterss.wanted to..
travel to the village of Kurdislh
reel chief Abdullah Ocalan to
mark his 58th birthday, reports
said.
The clashes erupted when
police and soldiers blocked a
highway and stopped a convoy
of around 4,000 Kurds near the
town of Halfeti in Sanliurfa
province. Angry Kurds, shout-
ing slogans in support of
Ocalan, began throwing stones
at the soldiers and police,
prompting them to open fire
into the air, the private Dogan
news agency said.
Some of the protesters and
at least one police officer were
slightly injured, it said. The
group wanted to travel to the
village of Omerli, where Ocalan
was born, near the town of Bire-
cik.
In Birecik, Turkish authori-
ties distributed toys and kebabs
on Wednesday to keep Kurdish
children in school as demon-
strators gathered in downtown.


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THE Thai government
blocked access to the popular
YouTube video Web site
Wednesday, saying a short film
it carries is an insult to the coun-
try's beloved monarch, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
It was one of a number of
websites deemed insulting to
the king and blocked by Thai-
land's military-installed gov-
ernment, said Sitthichai
Pookaiyaudom, the minister of
information and technology.
Sitthichai said YouTube was
blocked Wednesday morning
after its owner Google turned
down his request to remove the
contentious web page, which
features a 44-second clip show-
ing graffitti-like elements paint-
ed over a slideshow of pho-
tographs of 79-year-old King
Bhumibol Adulyadej.
One part of the clip juxta-
poses pictures of feet over the
king's image a major cultural
taboo for Thais since feet are
considered extremely dirty and
offensive. The soundtrack is the
Thai National anthem.
"It's a serious case of lese
majeste," said Sitthichai, using
the legal term for the crime of
offending the monarchy. "We
asked Google to remove it
some days ago, but they refused
to."
According to Sitthichai, thou-
sands of people had called the
government to complain about
the YouTube video.
If YouTube removed the clip,
access to the website would be
unblocked, he said.
Sitthichai said Google's argu-
ment for not removing the
video was that US President
George W Bush had been
attacked more seriously on the


Government claims short

film insulting to monarch

King Bhumibol Adulyadej


site and those clips were not
removed.
Thai authorities take insults
to the king extremely seriously.
A Swiss man was sentenced to
10 years in jail last week in the
northern Thai city of Chiang
Mai on lese majeste charges,
after he defaced posters of the
king during a drinking binge.
Sitthichai indicated the block-
ing of websites deemed offen-
sive would continue.
"People who create these
websitess) are abusing their
rights and clearly don't mean
well for the country," Sitthichai
said. "We have closed many and
will continue to."
He declined to say how many
websites had already been
blocked, or give the number
currently under surveillance.
Critics have accused the cur-
rent government of blocking
Web sites criticising the Sep-
tember coup that overthrew
then-Prime Minister Thaksin
Shinawatra.
However, Sitthichai said the
government is only targeting
sites deemed insulting to the
monarchy, as well as porno-
graphic sites.
The interim government
installed after the coup has
come under increasing criticism,
and groups calling for an early
restoration of democracy have
been organising protests.
One of the sites shut down


was launched by an anti-coup'
group, which calls itself Satui-,
day Voice Against Dictators,'
that has been holding protests
demanding coup leaders trans-,
fer power to a democratically
elected government. I
Sitthichai said he had ordered"
fewer than 10 sites blocked'..
since taking office late last year.,"
either because their content
constituted lese majeste, they,
were pornographic or they
called for public political'
protests, which are illegal under,,
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* CAPE TOWN, South Africa
BOB WOOLMER'S family and
friends attended a memorial service
Wednesday near the slain Pakistan
cricket coach's home, according to
Associated Press.
The service in a Cape Town sub-
urb was led by Anglican priest
Jerome Francis, who was one of
hundreds of poor black and mixed-
race boys coached by Woolmer in
the 1980s.
Tears and tributes flowed as
Woolmer's widow Gill and sons,
Dale and Russell, heard how he
defied apartheid to create one of
the country's first mixed-race teams
and nurture talent like South Africa
batsman Herschelle Gibbs.
"Here was a man with so much
worth to humanity," Francis told
300 mourners at Wynberg Boys'
High School where Woolmer spot-


ted a young Jacques Kallis who
went on to play for South Africa.
Woolmer coached South Africa's
test and one-day team and led the
Proteas to the 1999 World Cup
semifinals.
"He was a players' coach. He was
my mentor," former fast bowler
Allan Donald said. "He put South
Africa on the map and we'll remem-
ber him for that. In my book he was
the ultimate legend."
At the height of Woolmer's suc-
cess, the former England test bats-
man trained deprived kids and
became a father to a generation of
cricketers.
At the height of the protests
against racist rule, he would hold
training sessions as bullets and tear
gas flew around the field and then
drive boys home to make sure they
were safe.
"He's still the most successful


coach South Africa's ever had," spin
bowler Paul Adams said. "We have
lost a great soldier in the game."
During the service, longtime
friend Tim Noakes denied rumors
that Woolmer was about to blow
the whistle on match-fixing in a
coaching manual they were writing.
"Not once in the past five years
did he mention match-fixing to me.
The theory is completely without
substance," said Noakes, whose
book with Woolmer was in its final
stages before the murder.
Woolmer was South Africa's
coach at the height of the match-
fixing scandal involving Hansie
Cronje, but was never implicated.
He was found dead in his hotel
room in Jamaica on March 18, the
day after Pakistan lost in a shock
upset to Ireland and ultimately
crashed out of the World Cup.
Police said he was strangled.


REVEREND Jerome Francis, speaks during a memorial service for Pakistan cricket coach
Bpb Woolmer in Cape Town, South Africa, .Wednesday April 4, 2007. Woolmer coached South
Africa's test and one-day team and led the Proteas to the 1999 World Cup semifinals. After a stint as
tfe high performance manager for the ICC, he took over at Pakistan in 2004. Woolmer was found dead
in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica, on March 18 after Pakistan lost to Ireland at the World Cup.
Police said he was strangled. Bob Woolmer's picture is seen at the podium.
(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)


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Aid comes slowly to tsunami





survivors in Solomon Islands


* MUNDA, Solomon Islands
MEN perched on rocks
peered out to sea through
binoculars at a camp near the
Solomon Islands town of Mun-
da on Wednesday, watching for
another deadly wave, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The camp is one of many that
have sprung up in hills behind
towns hit by Monday's tsunami
and earthquake. With strong
aftershocks still jolting the
region, the 40 families huddled
there were afraid to come
down, though some had run out
of water.
"There's no water to wash,
no water to drink," said Esther
Zekele, who fled with her hus-
band and five children to the
camp on Monday as the sea
surged into Munda, on the west-
ern island of Gizo.
On Wednesday, they ven-
tured back for a sack of rice to
replace the one they brought
with them, now half gone. But
when they heard a rumor that
another wave was coming, they
took to the hills again.
The fears of another tsunami
have made it difficult for offi-
cials to determine the number
of victims and get aid to the
homeless. And aftershocks were
pushing some survivors even
deeper into the hills.
"People are in a panic
because of the continuous
tremors," said Rex Tara, a dis-
aster management specialist
with British-based aid agency
Oxfam.
At least 28 people were killed
by tsunami and magnitude-8
earthquake and authorities
were checking unconfirmed
reports of further deaths,
including six people buried in
a landslide on Simbo, another
island in this South Pacific
nation.
Authorities have no firm fig-
ure for the missing, but
Solomon's deputy police com-
missioner Peter Marshall said


aerial surveillance flights in the radio. "What we are experienc-
past two days had revealed "was ing right now in some of the
no evidence of mass deaths." campsites is children starting to
Red Cross official Nancy Jolo experience diarrhea."
said her agency had handed out Six doctors and 15 nurses
all the emergency supplies it from Honiara were among aid
had stored in Gizo, the main workers who arrived Wednes-
town in the disaster zone, and day at Gizo, where the airport
was waiting for new supplies remained closed and the wharf
from a New Zealand military was badly damaged.
transport plane that landed late Many of the 5,600 left home-
Tuesday in Munda. less were left scrounging for
. The priority need right nw .,,..basic supplies, under buildings .
is for water," Jolo told Aus- knocked down by the quake -
tralian Broadcasting-Corp.- and sludge deposited by the ,


tsunami.
One police patrol boat
arrived in Gizo on Tuesday
after traveling 10 hours from
the capital, Honiara, with tents,
tarps, food and water. A sec-
ond supply boat left Honiara
on Wednesday evening, but two
others were delayed because
provisions could not be found to
fill them, chief government
spokesman Alfred Maesulia
said.
"It's very difficult to get the
materials needed because


Honiara only has very small
shops," he told The Associated
Press.
A New Zealand military
transport plane unloaded a ship-
ment of tarps, water and rations
at Munda.
"We have not reached peo-
ple as soon as we could ...
because of the widespread
nature of this particular disas-
ter," said Fred Fakarii, chair-
man of the NatiQnalfDisaster
Management Council.
Many canoes and other boats


RESIDENTS in the vil-
lage of Noro in the Solomon
Islands, Monday, April 2.
2007, wade through the main
street after water subsided
from a tsunami caused by an
earth quake that hit the
south Pacific in the early
hours of the morning. Parts
of the Solomon Island
including Munda and
Gizo,were hit by an earth-
quake on Monday that mea-
sured 8.1 causing a tsunami
to hit the coast line and forc-
ing residence to flee to the
hills for cover.

(AP Photo/
Gladys Houla)



were sunk or washed away by
the tsunami and fuel was cont-
aminated with sea water, adding
to the aid delivery woes.
Fakarii said officials had
asked for two mobile hospitals
from Australia and New
Zealand. Hospitals at Gizo and
Munda had been wrecked by
the disaster, he said.
The quake, which struck 6
miles under the sea about 25
miles from Gizo, set off alarms
from Tokyo to Hawaii, testing
procedures put in place after
the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami
that left 230,000 dead or missing
in a dozen countries.
Gizo's proximity to the epi-
center meant the destructive
waves up to 16 feet high -
hit before an alarm could be
sounded, rekindling debate
about whether the multimillion-
dollar warning systems installed
after the 2004 tsunami are
worth the cost.
No significant tsunami was
reported outside the Solomons,
which are comprised of more
than 200 islands with a popula-
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1,149
79
1,977
467


S 33.7M s 2M.007


$ $19,192 $ 272,878

3.632 3.632
2,98 2479287


3,000 1,000
723 533
I 7.187 4.587
11160 I912D

S 38.77 $ 29.007


The consoadated balance sheet as proved by the board on 11 Jamiary 2007


D~imor


Director


The attached notes form on Integral part of this conoalldted bolece sheet



Notes to the consolidated balance sheet



1. Corporate Information

Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited and Its subsidiaries (the Bank) are incorporated under the laws of the Coinrenealth of
the Bahamas. The Bank is licensed under the Banks t Tnat Companies Regulation Act, Chapter 27,2000 to carry on
banking and trust business. The Bank's principal activies comprise: private and specialist banking; wealth
protection and management; and fiduciary services. The registered office at the Bank Is located at Artbacher House.
Bank Lane, P. O. Box N-7768, Nassau, Bahamas.

The consolidated balance sheet of the Bank for the year ended 31 December 2006 were authorized for Issue by the
board of the directors on 11 January 2007.

The Bank's ultimate holding company Is Qatar National Bank SAQ. which is Incorporated in Qatar. The immediate
holding company Is Ansbacher Overseas Group Ulmited (the Parent), a company incorporated in Guernsey. The
smallest higher group in which the consoldl balance sheet of the Bank is consolidated is heeded by QI B
International Holdings Limited sart, a company Incorporated in Luxeniourg.

The Bank's consolidated balance sheet has been prepared In accordance with International Financial Reporting
Standards (IFRis). The principal accounting policies adopted by the Bank are set out in note 2.


2. Accounting policies

Basis of preparation
The Bank has applied IFRS in ts financial reporting with effect from I July 2004 In accordance ith the transitional
provisions set out in IFRS 1, 'First-time Adoption of Intemrnatonl Financial Reporting Standards'. Previously, the ank
followed UK accounting standards issued by the UK Accounting Standards Board and the prnouncements of Its Urgent
Issues Task Force and Statements of Recommended Practice Issued by the British Bankers Associaton and the
accounting requirements of the Companies Act 195 (collectively, 'UK GAP').

The consolidated balance sheet has been prepared under the historical cost convention as modified by the Inclusion
of certain financial instruments at fair valuation. The preparation of the consolidated balance sheet requires
management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclmures in the consolletbd
balance sheet. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

The consolidated balance sheet Is presented in United States Dollars and aH values are rounded to the earest
thousand dollars ($000) except when otherwise indicated.


2. Accounting policies (continued)

Basis of consolidation
The consolidated balance sheet comprises the balance sheet of the Bank and its subsidiaries, Ark ULited, Baire
Limited, Bitmore Limited, Boyne Limited, Chester Asset Holding Limited, and Dunmore Properties Limited as at
December 31, 2006.

Subsldiaries are consolidated from the date of their acquisition, being the date on which the Bank obtains control,
and continue to be consolidated until the date that such control ceases. Control comprises the power to govern the
financial and operating policies of the invested so as to obtain benefit from ts activities amind is achieved through
direct or indirect ownership of voting rights; currently ercablte or converte potential voting rights; or by way of
contractual agreement. The balance sheet of the Bnk's subsidaries me prepared for the same reporting year as th
parent company, using consistent accounting policies. All Inter-company balances and transactions are eliminated

Foreign currencies
Transactions denominated In foreign currencies are translated into the functional currency at the rate ruling at the
dates of the transactions. Monetary assets and llabiities denominated in foreign currncles at the batace sheet date
are re-translated at the rates ruling at that date.

Intolbie assets
Intangible assets consist of software and are carried at cost less accumulated amortisatio. Intangibles assets ae
amortised on a straight-line basis over three years. The carrying amounts of intangite aets are reviewed at each
balance sheet date to assess whether they are recorded in excess of their recoverable amounts, and where carrying
values exceed this estimated recoverable amount, assets are written down to their recoverabe amout. No such
write-downs have been recorded by the Bank during the year (2005- i n).

Popermy nad equipment
Property and equipment are stated at cost less accnumulated deprecation. Depreciation is calculated on a straight-
line basis as follows:


Leasehold movements
Ftiture, Office Equipment and Computers


years
3- 10yes


The carrying amounts of property and equipment are reviewed at each balance sheet date to mess whether they are
recorded in excess of their recoverable amounts, and where carrying values eceed this estimated recoverable
amount, assets are written down to their recoverable amount. Ho such write-owm have been recorded by the gan
during the year (2005 nil).


Impairment of assets
The Bank assesses at each reporting date whether there is an Indication that an asset may be impaired. If anys uch
indication exists, or when annual impairment testing for an asset it required, the group makes an estimate of the
asset's recoverable amount. Where the carrying amount of an asset exceeds Its recoverable amount, the asset Is
considered Impaired and is written down to its recoverable amount.


2J I I p i s I I


L. AccunUng po1 ,( continued)


nncli assets In the scope of MS 39 e classified as ancial ma ts f air ue through profit or loss; loans and
receivables; held-to-maturlty Investments; or as avalable-fer-sale financial assets, as appropriate. The Bank
detenarne the classification of its financial assets at kial recognition and re-evaluates this designation at each
financial year-end. When financial assets are recognized InllMy, they are measured at fair value, being the
transaction price plus, In the case of financial assets not at fair value through profit or loss, directly attributable
transaction costs.

All regular way purchases and sales of financial assets are recoiled en the trade date, being the date that the Bank
commits to purchase or sell the aset. Regular my trMainsa require delivery of assets within the timeframe
generally established by regulation or convention It the qlriet place. The subsequent measurement of financial
assets depends on their classication, as follows:

Fin dl assetsal lair value lwhoulhpal or lil
Fi ial assets cl ifd as hod ror tradl ind iher lMts desinated as such on inception are included in
thisat gory. Flancial m are cWlaified as d fr trading If y are acquired for sale In the short term.
Dertms are abto c fled as held for tradi ungins they are designated as hedging Instnmnents. Assets
we carried in the balance sheet at fair vale.


Lame ad advances are mnon erivathe Ianciassets wb h ad or determinable payments that are not
quoted I inactive market, do not qiy as trading mets ml haw not been designated as either fair value
through prot and lss or valable ftr ale. Such i Mets are carried at amortied cost using the effective
hterest method if the tie value of money I s~iNiI. The Bank holds collateral in the form of cash,
securities or real property on each of them oestading anmeots In accordance with ts internal policies.

Avoldable-mor.slefe nManM asse
A llable-flr-sale financial amts are their nandm e iliat aMets that are designated as such or are
niM clasfled in anyof the am. mAfterM SRtl alm aei1ble-her saw finncmaL Mnets are measured at
Ier vakei with gaism or loues being recolntd asa sar component of equity until the Investment is
drac-isised or until the inve mt is dmet td to be imlpaed at whid time the cumulative gain or loss
previlously reported in equity is included in thecameWs mted aem fnto 1 income.

Fair salur of Jfhincolfiatmnaents
The fair value of quoted twestlents t dtmleed by reference to bd prices at the close of business on the
balance heet date. Where there Is no acti e nm iet, fair vake i determined using valuation techniques.
These include using recent arm's ength market tramacos; reference to the current market value of
another Instrumant which s substantially the amen discounted cash flow analysis and pricing models.
Otherwise financial assets and lablities will be carried at ct.





2. Accountln police (ceutinuad)

aiarament feonfsnce mets
e Bak m at each balance shet date whe r a lancial et or grasp of financial assets is impaired.

Mets carr iedat moristed co
I thme objective evidenr that an biparine l on lan and recMlUvables carried at amortised cost has
been incurred, the amount of the ts is measud as th difference between the asset's carrying amount and
the present value of estimated future cah ftows ledullhg Mutre luditW loes that have not been Incurred)
discounted at the financial aets original effective Iterest rae (1.. the effective interest rate computed at
tal recognition). The carrying man t or fe St i reduced, with the miunt of the loss recognized in
edinlstratln costs. If, t ai susequit period, the mount f the Imelnent loss decreases and the
decrees can be related objectely to an even ccuring after the Imparment was recognized, the previously
recognmed inparlmat les ib revleed. Any l*quest reveal of an impairment loss is recognized in the
consolidate statement of income, to the exten that the canyinf value of the asset does not exceed its
amortized cost at the reversal date.

Asts carrofed tcost
If there is objective evidence that an Inpalrment l on united equity mtnmaent hat is not carried at
fair value because ts fair value cannot be reliably meaured, or on a derivative maet that is linked to and
neat be settled by deiey of such n unalquted equiy imtal nt, has been incurred, the amount of the loss
is measured as the difference between U yet's carinyl amal and the present value of estimated future
cash iflo discounted at the current mrt rate Of mm for a silver falnclM met.

AvaifI-f a lre imencit eassels
If Man allale-fri.ae met i in-paired, m amnl M cor11,1ing the di1ferece between Its cost (net of any
prcipd payment mad amersaton) and As fair ase I trInMfarred ftm equity to the consolidated
statement of Income. Reversals of Imlpaiment eas n deiMtlments are reversed through the
consolidted stet eent of income, If the Inars In fair valie of tI utimanent can be objectively related to
an ivent ocu aing after the blpirmanmI tes rl ec gnted n profit or loss. Reversals in respect of equity
Itrutnnents classified as avelable-for-sale ae not recognized in te stteent of income.

aer astfvetaKmsciei b ns ant mied he
The ali may use derivative flancl IM tnsulmits such as foar d currency contracts to hedge its risks associated
wllh frelin curency. Such derivative finance litnanlts are Initially recognized at fair value on the date on
whdch a dertve contract is entered into aid are siuseaUnt y ren ured at fair value. Derivatives are carried as
a Mets when e fair vrelue poste and as MItites whn the fVar ltIse negative.

The fair value of forward currency contracts is calculated by reference to current forward exchange rates for
contracts with similar maturity prolles. The fair vbe of interest rae swapcontracts Is determined by reference to
market values for similar Itnrments.

Tade ai Other ecenmablies
Trade teceivables are recognized and caMrid at the lower of ir original invoiced aue nd recoverable asMiput,
Poit 16 imnde for any acnaIt outstandil fg r mM thla Mit me alincM are written off when the
probabalty of recovery is asseed as being remote.





2. Acnucing policiesIeantiuneda)

Cash nid cash equIeldents
Cash d shoateemr depots comprise cash at bane and in h aid ihort-term deposits with an original maturity of
Three mant or less.


Thee are no Income tames Inosed on the Bank in the CumemssMeth l The Bahamas.


A provision is recognised when the lank has a leal or costructive blUgatn as result of a past event and It is
probable that an outflow of economic benefits w ll required to settle the obligation. If the effect is material,
ected further cash flows m e discounted uing a rate that reflects, where appropriate, the risks specific to the
ibility.

Where the Bank aspects some or all of a provision to be relnlused, for example under an Insurance policy, the
relidiurselnent Is recognized as a separate mMt it only when reety is vtiuelly certain.

A general provision favor loan loses required to meet the Bak's statutory requirements. The general provision is
swn as an appropriation of retained earn Sa and reflected as paratofshareholder' equity. At 31 December, 2006
the statutorylon os eseve was 723 (005: $533).

Pentoans
The Bank operates one post-retirement benefit scheme for ts empt oees which is a defined contribution pension
plan. A defined contrlbatlan plan i a pension plan into which the tank pas flxed contributors: there is no legal or
constructive obligation to pay further contributios.

Amels rdaer eidiorain
No account i taken In ths conoidated banc heet of ets a abAes of cents administered by the Ba as
caotedan, trustee, or nominee, or Its subsllaries as catodtn, trustee, or nominee, other than those assets and
obliMes which relate to banking services provided by the BUk or is subdiariles fer their clients. During the period
nelld 11 Decnlber, 2005, the portfolio of the Bank's affluate In the Cayman islands was transferred to the Bank's
ocal portfolo. The Biank has a fiduciary oblgatlon to s cutomemn for the administrateon of these accounts.



Placemnts with, and leams ad deatMce to other bank


Jf Decemer
2006
SOWO


Rpaybe on defwid
Other deposits with remaining maturty
Three months or less but not repayable on demand
One year or les but over three moend
Five years or les bai over one year


The above amounts Include:
Due from parent and feUow sisidiry undertakings


31December
2005
sWO


$ 46,597 $ 85,711


203,554
8,933


101,186
31,575
460


$ 259,084 218,932


$ 183,452 S 154,688


4. Loam and dances to customer


IJ December
2006
at


epymbe on demand
Omer toemsand advances with remaWn maturity
Three months or less
One year or less but over t~vee months
Five yn or less butm over one year
Over five years
Las: All fce for impairent/provisonx (see note 9)


31 December
2005
swoo


$ 1,287 $ 2,044
2,983 1,594
11,110 1,525
12,181 9,283
46,870 39,178
(70) (349)
S 74,361 $ 53,275


J December
SON


3f December


Casmretn of credit risk


L s dowaKce for imparent/provons (se p note9)


egrapical cncemittion of risk

Not0 America

Ehpe
Other Countries


$ 49,969 S 39,457
24.462 14,167
74,431 53,624
(70) (349)
$ 74,361 S 53,275


31 December
2006
$000


$ 27,009
26,202
16,627
4,523


31 December
2005
5000


S 18,940
20,098
6,633
7,604


$ 74,361 S 53,275


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THE TRIBUNE


$ 1,999 $ 12,778
S 2,0045 5 125
S 2,004 $ 12,903


31 December
2006
S000


31 December
2005
sooo


1 January 2006/1 July 2004 $ 12,903 $ 29,422
Disposals (sale and redemption) (10,780) (16,519)
Impairment of equity security 119)
At 31 December 5 2,004 $ 12,903

The Bank Investment in a non-tradable equity security has been assessed for Impairment and based on that
assessment has recorded an impairment charge of $119 on the Investment.

In 2006 and 2005, the Bank's Investments were held at amortsed cost, less any impairment charges, which
approximates fair value.

A maturity analysis of the available for sale debt securities is as follows:


December 31, 2006


2,000,000 Investkredtt Ba AG


December 31, 2005

750,000
5,000,000
2,000,000
1,500,000
3,500,000


6. Property and equipment






Cost:
At 1 July 2004
Additions during the period
Disposals during the period

At 31 December 2005

Additions during the year
Disposals during the year

At 31 December 2006

Depreciation:
At 1 July 2004
Provided during the period
Disposals during the period

At 31 December 2005.
Provided during the year
Disposals during the year

At 31 December 2006

Net book value at 31 December 2006

Net book value at 31 December 2005

7. Intangible assets




Cost:
At 1 July 2004
Additions during the period

At 31 December 2005

Additions during the year

At 31 December 2006

Amortization:
At 1 July 2004
Provided during the period

At 31 December 2005

Provided during the year

At 31 December 2006

Net book value at 31 December 2006

Net book value at 31 December 2005


Bancaja Int. Finance Float
Bank One NA Illinois
Investkredit Bank MG
Northern Rock PLC
San Paolo IMI Bk InU SA



Freehold
and
leasehold
wmrovements
$000O

$1,251
66


211/2007 $ 1,999


1/24/2006
7/5/2006
2/1/2007
2/28/2006
2/27/2006


$ 750
5,025
1,999
1,501
3.503
$ 12,778


Fixtures,
office
Equipment &
computers
$000


$ 3,391
111
(81)


$ 4,642
177
(81)


1,317 3,421 4,738
11 T63 174
(19) (19)
1,328 3,565 4,893


767 2,125 2,892
197 560 757
(60) (60)

964 2,625 3,589

132 267 399
(11) (11)
1,096 2,881 3,977

$ 232 $ 684 $ 916

$ 353 $ 796 $ 1,149


Computer
software
$000
As restated

$ 1,275
2

1,277
9

1,286


562
636

1,198

74

1,272

$ 14

$ 79


8. Other receivables


Interest receivable
Sundry receivables


9. Customer deposits





Repayable on demand
Other deposits by remaining maturity:
Three months or less but not repayable on demand
One year or less but over three months
Five years or less but over one year

10. Trade and other payables





Interest payable
Sundry payables
Other provision (see below)


Due to parent and fellow subsidiary undertakings


31 December 31 December
2006 2005
o$000 $000

$ 457 $ 286
303 181
$ 760 $ 467



31 December 31 December
2006 2005
$o000 000

$ 64,778 $ 207,977

237,720 61,375
16,670 3,526
24
$ 319,192 $ 272,878


31 December
2006
$000


31 December
2005
soo0


$ 825 $ 613
35 264
220 220
$ 1,080 $ 1,097

$ 33 $ 27


11. Subordinated liabilities

On 10 November 2004, the Bank entered Into a subordinated loan agreement with Its Parent. The Loan is denominated
in US dollars, due in 2013 and accrues Interest at a rate of UBOR plus 0.91. The loan Is unsecured and claims in
respect of it are subordinated to the claims of all other creditors. The balance of the loan at December 31, 2006 was
$3,632 (2005: $3,632).

12. Called up sharecapital


31 December
2006
$000


Authorised, issued and fully paid:
1,000 Class A ordinary shares of $50 each (2005:1,000 shares)
59,000 Class B ordinary shares of $50 each (2005: 59,000 shares)


31 December
2005
$000


$ 50 $ 50
2,950 2,950
$ 3,000 $ 3,000


The Class A shares carry all of the voting rights in the Bank. Both classes of shares carry equal rights to participate In
dividends declared by the Bank.

13. Share premium


31 December 31 Decnmber
2006 2005
$000 $000m

$ 1,000 $ 1,000


Share premium account:
40,000 Class B shares at $25 each


Share premium may be converted to ordinary shares of the class for which the premium was paid by means of a
special resolution of the Board of Directors. Upon conversion, share premium shall have the same rights and
privileges of the relevant class of ordinary shares.

14. Memorandum Items

At the balance sheet date, the contract amounts of contingent liablitites and commitments were:


31 December 2006
Contract
amount
S000


Contingent liabilities:
Guarantees and Irrevocable letters of
credit

Commitments:
Undrawn formal standby facilities, credit
lines and other commitments to lend
one year and over
less than one year


31 December 2005
Contract
amount
$000O


$ 80 $
$ 80 $



$ 2,003 $ 437
15,828 1,645
$ 17,831 $ 2,082


The Bank Is a party to certain financial instruments with off-balance sheet risk, In the normal course of business, to
meet the financial needs of customers. These financial Instruments Include acceptance and guarantees,
commitments to extend lines of credit, and commitments to originate loans and mortgages. Exposure to loss is
represented by the contractual amount of each of the Instruments. Where guarantees are issued on behalf of
customers, the Bank either holds collateral against the exposure or has the right of recourse to the customer.

15. Risk management

The major risks associated with the Bank's business are:

Credit risk
Credit risk arises principally from lending and, to a lesser degree, on all investments and trading activity Involving on
and of' balance sheet Instruments. The Credit Committee is responsible for setting book, portfolio and individual
credit limits and these are monitored on an ongoing intra-day basis. Exceptions are reported to the Corrmmittee who is
responsible for overseeing any remedial action.

The size of the balance sheet is such that it is possible to examine each individual exposure to evaluate if specific
provisions are necessary or adequate. In addition, the adequacy of general provisioning is also considered on a
regular basis.


Market risk
Market risk Including foreign exchange, interest rate and liquidity risk, is encountered In both the Investment and
trading books. The Bank's Asset and Liability Committee is responsible for setting market risk limits and for managing
and monitoring these limits. The Bank's treasury department also operates a central treasury for the Ansbacher
Group and is responsible for the active management of the market risk of the Bank on a day-to-day basis.

The treasury department manages the daily liquidity structure of the balance sheet. This is to ensure that funding
obligations are met and that the regulatory liquidity requirements are complied with. General market liquidity risk Is
considered within the context of scenario testing.

Foreign exchange risk is controlled via net short open and forward foreign exchange gap limits. Foreign exchange
trading has not been a core activity of the Bank during the period under review and, In the opinion of the directors,
the risk Inherent In these limits is considered to be minimal.

The principal Interest rate risk is that of interest rate mismatching (re-pricing risk) which is monitored through the
regular analysis of the book into various time buckets (gap analysis), with limits being set for each Individual gap.

Operational risk
Operational risk is the risk that deficiencies in Information systems or Internal controls result in unexpected business,
financial and operating losses. The identification and control of these risks are managed by the Board of Directors.
The Bank's Risk Management Department and Internal Auditors carries out a regular review of all operational areas to
ensure operational risks are being property controlled and reported to the Risk Committee. Contingency plans are in
place to achieve business continuity In the event of serious disruptions to business operations.


16. Interest rate risk

The Bank holds Interest rate exposure. Instruments are allocated to time bands by reference to the earlier of their
next contractual Interest rate repricing date and their maturity date. Short-term debtors and creditors are Included
In the following Interest rate repricing and non-trading currency risk tables.


31 December 2006





Cash and balances at
central banks and
loans and advances
to banks
Loans and advances to
Customers
Investment securities
Other assets

Total assets


Customer accounts
Other liabilities
Subordinated liabilities
Shareholder's equity
Total IBabiltiles

Interest rate
sensitivity gap
Cumulative gap


Within
3 Months
31 Dec
2006
$000



$ 244,998

72,361
1,999


3-12 1-5 >5
Months Years Years
31Dec 3fDec 31Dec
2006 2006 2006
$000 $000 $000


$ 14,129 $

2,000


Non-interest
bearing
31fDec
2006
$000


Total
31Dec
2006
$000


Averae
Interest
rate (%)


- $ $ 2- $59,127 3.37 6.45
74,361 3.38- 9.35
-5 2,004 5.52
32- 326 56


$319,358 S 16,129 $ $ $ 3,291 $338,778


$ 302,497 $ 16,671 $ 24 $ $ $ 319,192 2.15-5.12
S4,064 4,064
3,632 3,632 6.27
-- 11,890 11,890
$ 302,497 5 16,671 $ 24 $ 3,632 15,954 $ 338.778


$ 16,861 $ (542) $ (24) $ (3,632) S (12,663)
$ 16,861 $ 16,319 $ 16,295 $ 12,663 $


16. Interest rate risk (Continud)


31 December 2005





Cash and balances at
central banks and
loans and advances to
banks
Loans and advances to
customers
Investment securities
Other assets
Total assets


Within
3 Months
31fDec
2005
S00o



$ 215,901

51,275
5,754


3-12
Months
31 Dec
2005
$000


1-5 >5
Years Years
31 Dec 31 Dec
2005 2005
$000 $000


$ 3,256 $

2,000
5,025 1,999


Non-interest
bearing
31 Dec
2005
$OO0


Total
31 Dec Average
2005 Interest
$000 rate (%)


$ $ $ 219,157 205 5.98


125
3,672


53,275 2.89-9.86
12,903 4.66 4.69
3,672


$ 272,930 $ 10,281 $ 1,999 $ $ 3,797 $ 289,007


Customer accounts $ 269,352
Other liabilities
Subordinated liabilities
hrahnlrholder's equity


Total liabilities

Interest rate
sensitivity gap
Cumulative gap


$ 3,526 $


$ $ 272,878 0.98- 4.73
3,377 3,377 -
3,632" 5.21
9.120 9.120


$ 269,352 $ 3,526 $ $ 3,632 $ 12,497 $289,007


$ 3,578 $ 6,755 $ 1,999 $ (3,632) $ (8,700)
$ 3,578 $ 10,333 $ 12,332 $ 8,700 $


The average Interest rate ranges noted include all currenles, which are not equally weighted across each category of
assets or liabilities .


17. Currency denomination of assets and liabilities


Assets:
Denominated In US dollars
Denominated In sterling
43 Denominatdt In euro.
a Denomnaited nl- tencles onr than sterling. US dollars and euro
Total assets

ULabilities and shareholder's funds
Denominated In US dollars
Denominated In sterling
Denominated In euro
Denominated In currencies other than sterling, US dollars and euro
Total liabilities and shareholder's funds


31 December
2006
So00

$ 272,831
25,392
IE IS


31 December
2005
SOmOO


$ 230,347
31,281
5.952


25.140 21,427
$ 338,778 $ 289,007


$ 277,372 $ 226,463
25,627 29,721
15,144 5,700
20,635 27,123
$ 338,778 $ 289,007


The above can be considered to demonstrate the exposure of the Bank to foreign exchange rate risk.


18. Operating lease commitments

Future minimum lease rentals receivable under operating leases are as follow. as at December 31, 2006:


Within one year
Between one to five years


$ 597
1,070


Future minimum lease payments due under the operating lease are as follows as at December 31, 2006:


Within one year
Between one to five years


$500
1,250


19. Related party balances

Parties are considered to be related If one party has the ability to control the other party or exercise significant
influence over the other party In making financial or operation decisions, or one other party controls both.

(a) Subsidiaries

Details of the principal subsidiaries are shown In Note 2.

(b) Entitles with significant influence over the Bank.

The Bank also provides a number of normal current and interest bearing cash accounts to entities throughout the
Group. These transactions are conducted on normal market terms.

The following is a summary of group balances In the consolidated balances sheet as at 31 December 2006 and 2005.

In aggregate, amounts Included in the accounts are as follows:

2006 2005
$000o$000


Balances:
Placements with, and loans and advances, to other banks
Accruals and deferred Income
Subordinated loan


$ 183,452 $ 154,688
$ 1,882 $ 1,557
$ 3,632 $ 3,632


20. First-time adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards

The pages that follow contain detailed reconciliations of UK GAAP in accordance with IFRS I. It should be noted that
all adjustments from UK GAAP to IFRS relate to the effects of the recognition and measurement changes required by
the transition to IFRS.


Assets
Cash
Placements with, and
loans and advances to,
other banks
Loans and advances to
customers
Investment securities
Property, plant and
equipment
Intangible assets
Accrued income and
other assets
Trade and other
receivables

Total assets

Liabilities
Customer deposits
Accruals and deferred
Income
Trade and other payables
Subordinated liabilities

Total liabilities

Capital and reserves

Called up share capital
Share premium account
Loan Loss reserve
Retained earnings

Total equity

Total equity and
liabilities


31 December 2005
Transfer General
Mortgage to statutory loan Intangible
UK GAAP arrangement reserve provision assets IFRS
$s00o S00o o$0 $000 $000 S00


$ 225 $ S z $ 225

218,932 218,932

53,275 53,275
12,903 12,903

1,228 (79) 1,149
79 79

1,977 1,977

467 467

S289,007 $ $ 289,007


$ 272,878 S $ $$ $ 272,878

2,222 264 (296) 2,190
1,187 1,187
3,632 3,632

279,919 264 (296) 279,887


3,000 3,000
1,000 1,000
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5,088 (264) (533) 296 4,587

9,088 (264) 296 9,120


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20. First-time adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (continued)
I ,1 y 2004
Transfer to
Statutory Intanyible
UK GAAP reserve assets IFRS
SOO S000 000 000o
Assets
Cash $ 475 5 S $ 475
Placements with, and loans and advances to,
other banks 121,069 121,069
Loans and advances to customers 25,450 25,450
Investment securities 29,422 29,422
Property, plant and equipment 2,463 (713) 1,750
Intangible assets 713 713
Accrued income and other assets 1,111 1,111
Trade and other receivables 435 435
Total assets S 180,425 S S $ 180,425
Liablites
Deposits from banks S S S $
Customer deposits 169,337 169,337
Trading portfolio liabilities
Derivative financial instruments
Accruals and deferred Income 2,089 2,089
Trade and other payables 158 158
Subordinated liabilities 3,632 3,632
Total liabilities 175,216 175,216
Capital and reserves
Called up share capital 1,000 1,000
Share premium account
Loan Loss reserve 255 255
Retained earnings 4,209 (255) 3,954
Total equity 5,209 5,209
Total equity and abilities $ 180,425 $S $ $ 180,425


20. First-time adoption of Internat.onal Financial Reporting Standards (continued)

Fees and commissions that are an integral part of the effective yield on a financial instrument, and direct
incremental costs associated with its origination, are Included In the calculation of the effective interest rate and
recognized over the expected life of the Instrument, or a shorter period if appropriate. As a result the recognition of
up-front fees and costs that were recognized when received, or incurred, under UK GAAP, for example those related
to loan origination, are now deferred.

IAS 39 permits financial assets to be designated at the time of initial recognition as being held at fair value, with
unrecognised gains or losses reported In income.

Under UK GAAP debt securities held for continuing use In the business were classified as investment securities and
carried in the consolidated balance sheet at cost less any provisions for permanent diminution In value. IAS 39
introduces strict requirements to be met before debt securities can be carried at amortised cost and the Bank has
determined that it does not meet these. Accordingly debt securities previously classified as investment securities
have been reclassified as available-for-sale and valued at their fair values at 1 January 2005. Equity investments may
not be carried at cost under IAS 39 and these have also been reclassified as available-for-sale.

Under UK GAAP the Bank's accounting policy was to capitalise, within tangible fixed assets, only software costs
relating to separable new systems. Under IFRS, both external and directly related internal costs relating to
enhancements that lead to additional system functionality are also now capitalised and included In Intangible assets.

21. Litigation

The Bank is Involved In legal actions arising from its normal course of business. No material adverse Impact on the
financial position of the Bank is expected to arise from these proceedings.

22. Issued International Financial Reporting Standards which are not effective

During the year, the IASB has issued the following standards with an effective date after the date of this consolidated
balance sheet:

Effective Date

IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures 1 January 2007
IAS 1 Amendment Capital Disclosures 1 January 2007
IFRIC 8 Related to IFRS 2 Share-based Payment 1 May 2006
IFRIC 9 Related to embedded derivatives 1 June 2006
IFRIC 10 Related to the reversal of impairment losses recognized in an interim period 1 November 2006
IFRIC 11 Related to group and treasury share transactions related to share-based payments 1 March 2007
IFRIC 12 Related to accounting by operators for public-to-private service concession arrangements 1 January 2008

The Directors do not anticipate that the adoption of these standards will have a material impact on the Bank's
balance sheet In the period of Initial application.

Upon adoption of IFRS 7, the Bank will have to disclose additional Information about its financial Instruments, their
significance and the nature and extent of risks that they give rise to. More specifically the Bank will need to disclose
the fair value of its financial instruments and Its risk exposure in greater detail. There will be no effect on reported
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Dennis


1. You are declarer with the West
hand at Six Hearts, and North leads
the five of spades. How would you
play the hand?
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with the queen. How would you play
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1. There is very little chance of
making the slam unless the missing
clubs are divided 4-4, so you should
plan from the start to establish the
club nine as your 12th trick.
Trump the spade lead in dummy,
ruff a club, cash the ace of hearts,
trump the jack of spades, ruff another
club, trump the ace of spades and ruff
a third round of clubs.
Draw trumps, lead a diamond to
the ace and cash the ace of clubs, dis-
carding a diamond. If both opponents
follow to the ace of clubs, cash the


low


nine and discard another diamond.
Then congratulate yourself on a fine
performance in making a poor slam
contract, as you were a 2-1 underdog
when play began.
2. You start with eight tricks, and
the problem is to find a ninth. Oddly
enough, you are sure to make the
contract regardless of how the
adverse cards are divided if you
invoke a very unusual play.
Let's first suppose you tried to
establish your ninth trick by leading
a low spade to dummy's ten at trick
two. You would go down if South
won the spade and returned a heart,
and it turned out that North started
with five hearts to the king and the
remaining spade honor.
This outcome can be avoided if
you play the ace of diamonds at trick
two, cash three club tricks ending in
dummy, then lead the queen of dia-
monds and discard the ace of hearts!
Once you do this, the contract is
ice-cold. The defense cannot avoid
either putting you in dummy with a
heart or a diamond to cash nine
tricks, or putting you in your hand to
achieve the same result with your
clubs and spades. You give away a
trick by discarding the ace of hearts,
but it comes back with interest. The
only tricks you can lose on this line
of play are two spades, a diamond
and a heart.


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ACROSS
1 A little store of timber on the
street (5)
6 Woman worth winning? (5)
9 Pirate said to have a coarse
manner (7)
10 Look in a mine to find an avialod (5)
11 Tiny error about a foxtrot
being stylish (5)
12 Praises lads going out of turn! (5)
13 By concealing a desire to be a
basebaHler (7)
15 Little boy's room (3)
17 Whip the Spanish
hothead! (4)
18 Check out the dog is safe (6)
19 Like fruit that's not juicy (5)
20 Hide or show (6)
22 Drifting gas, note, can smell
appetising! (4)
24 Is obliged to be a bit hasty (3)
25 Show competitor never upset about
finishing late (7)
26 Enough petrol to have lit a bit
of a fire (5)
27 The mug one possibly sent
round (5)
28 Nominally something to pay at the
end of the day (5)
29 Fear led astray by the official (7)
30 Honoured with a nosh-up round the
Turk's Head (5)
31 One team that's never
in front (5)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 3, Hunch 8, Lucan 10, H-ovel 11, Man 12,
Fo-C-al 13, Bar-gain 19, Pesos 18, Kid 19, M-E-DICI 21,
Cordial 22, H-ark 23, Junk 24, Pea soup 26, Chaser 29,
II-L 31, Hiker 32, Codicil 34, Put on (Upton) 35, Aid 36,
Ideas 37, End-Ed 38, Leaks
DOWN: 1, Dumas 2, Ban-G-KO-k 4, Upon 5 CH-apel 6,
Holed 7, M-edoc 9, Car 12, Fiddler 14, Air 16, Sit-up 17,
S-ink-S 19, Mansion (House) 20, Which 21, Croak 23,
Juliana 24, Per-U-se 25, Old 27, Hinds 28, Sepal 30,
Wides 32, Cork 33, CID


DOWN
2 But is it important enough to be
questionable? (6)
3 Does such an egg contain
alcohol? (6)
4 Steamy bit of photography? (3)
5 Admired by players, but he can never
quite make a score (5)
6 Related to a philanthropic
communist (7)
7 An optical circle (4)
8 Taking a drink with one's better half,
seem unsteady (6)
12 Find there's money to make (5)
13 Shove off round the corner? That's
rich! (5)
14 Had they the making of stars? (5)
15 Money nearly due, pet (5)
16 Not very emphatic? (5)
18 Do the job on court? (5)
19 Made clear in a style I defend (7)
21 See tales woven about a fairytale
edifice! (6)
22 Slow movers the school head
catches (6)
23 Became like a jelly when some angel
gave encouragement (6)
25 Was mistaken but not completely
deterred (5)
26 A sentence that may not mean ,srat it
says (4)
28 What a man may mimic,
sheepishly (3)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 3, Stad 8, Fatal 10. Pepl) 11, Log 12, Broom 13,
Compere 15, Noted 19, Ire 19, Minute 21, Heretic 22,
Peas 23, Feat 24, Betters 25, Crepes 29, Awe 31 Hones
32, Sketchy 34, Title 35, Tar 36. Salat 37, Beret
38, Ledge
DOWN: 1, Talon 2, Magpies 4 Tire 5, ironic 6, Demon 7.
Fleet 9, Tom 12, Breezes 14, Err 16, Tunes 17, Delta 19,
Mistake 20, Epoch 21, Haven 23 Fretted 24,
Beside 25, Ewe 27, Romar, 28, Feal 30, Srred 32, Slog
33 Car


ACROSS
1 Pale (5)
6 Correct (5)
9 Found (7)
10 Unit of gem
weight (5)
11 Implore (5)
12 Glue (5)
13 Trials (7)
15 Lair (3)
17 Employed (4)
18 Refer (6)
19 Type of brick (5)
20 Mistakes (6)
22 Yield (4)
24 Beam (3)
25 More conceited (7;
26 Metal fastener (5)
27 Penalties (5)
28 Entire range (5)
29 Young actress (7)
30 Gemstone (5)
31 Principle (5)


DOWN
2 Steps (6)
3 Delighted (6)
4 Negative (3)
5 Celebrations (5)
6 Cold-blooded
creature (7)
7 Unoccupied (4)
8 Passionate (6)
12 Walks heavily (5)
13 Exterior (5)
14 Denounce (5)
15 Deceived (5)
16 At no time (5)
18 Terminate (5)
19 Performer (7)
21 Running (6)
22 Clergyman (6)
23 Flood (6)
25 Pear drink (5)
26 Relax (4)
28 Obtain (3)


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APRIL 5

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Be careful of what you are doing,
Aries. You could send an e-mail to the
wrong person or leave a sensitive doc-
ument in the copier. Stay on your toes
most of this week.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Keep track of your finances, Taurus.
It's easy to let a bill slide by other-
wise. You don't want to mar your
financial record with a foolish mis-
take, like sending out a payment late.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
It will be difficult to schedule meet-
ings these days, Gemini. Everyone
keeps switching the date, and find-
ing an acceptable time is turning into
a fiasco. Keep your patience.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Some of your best plans will go
awry, Cancer. Just about everything
will require more time and, most
likely, more money. You may want
to jump ship.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
The next week is not ideal for ven-
turing into new territory, but you can
shore up projects you have already
started. These projects may be rela-
tionships as well.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
This isn't the time for domestic deci-
sions. You could end up with home
renovations that border on weird. Wait
some time before heading to the-home
center or choosing paint swatg
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 3
This week, you will be delighted to
bump into old friends. Take the time
to catch up on past history, and
resolve to keep in touch more, Libra.
You prefer play to work anyway.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
If you've been scatterbrained, things
will all come into focus this week,
Scorpio. You could find that lost
watch or set of keys. Others will
notice your regained concentration.
SAGITFARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Things are not working according
to your timetable, Sagittarius, and
you are frustrated. It's best if you
adapt to the new schedule rather
than forging ahead.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You can finally catch up on all those
chores you promised to get to,
Capricorn. Even though the thought
isn't appealing, you know that it can't
be all fun and no work.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Your schedule this week seems
ridiculous. You feel there will be no
way to get it all done, Aquarius.
Somehow you'll summon the power
of an army and push through.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Beware of making promises you
can't keep, since this week you are
overly optimistic, Pisces. Don't com-
mit until April arrives.
ra.


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Paul Keres v Giuseppe Stalda,
postal game 1934. Estonia's
Keres was one of the finest 1
players never to become world ,
champion. His career was
blighted when he competed in 6
wartime German tournaments.
On his return home Soviet
authorities, who favoured 4
Keres's Russian rival Mikhail 3
Botvinnik, coerced him with
threats to his family. Though no 2
smoking gun has emerged, I
suspicions linger that Keres
chose to play below form when
he lost four straight games to
Botvinnik in the 1948 world title
event. As a youthful talent,
Keres honed his game by postal
chess, taking on 150 opponents
at once. When he died,
thousands attended his funeral
and he was honoured with his


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looks set for victory with his Qg6
mate threat, while the queen also
stops Qxe2+. It looks resignable
for Stalda, but the Italian produced
a surprise resource. What
happened?
LEONARD GARDEN


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Kxhl? Qbl+ and Qgl mate, so White must play 3 Kg2
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make things disappear right in front
of your eyes has his bridge counter-
part in the skillful declarer who can
make a seemingly sure loser vanish
into thin air.
Consider this deal where South
arrived at six spades, a contract that
required only a 2-1 trump division-
a 78 percent probability to be lay-
down. However, after he won the
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By UNDA BLACK


FRIDAY,
APRIL 6
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
With birthday wishes soon heading
your way, you may be planning a
major bash. Don't be so extravagant
with your spending, however.
Finances are tight.
TAURUS -. Apr 21/May 21
You've had a short temper, Taurus,
and close friends and family are start-
ing to feel the brunt of your tongue
lashes. Calm down and start mending
fences before it's too late.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
An important decision due at the end
of the week has you pulled in two
directions. You must make a decision
soon, or else the opportunity might
pass you by.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You've been waiting to hear big
news, Cancer, and it's finally headed
your way. Expect a complete turn-
around with a situation that has been
plaguing you lately.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
A business trip, a vacation or some-
thing that involves your going out of
town is on the horizon, Leo. Pack
your bags now because you'll be in
store for an adventure..
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Someone from your past has made
an appearance lately, Virgo. You're
not happy to run into this individual.
,Graciously smile and be on your
,way in the opposite direction.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
A large responsibility has been put
into your hands, Libra. Don't worry,
you have the means to get it done.
You can always enlist the help of a
friend if you feel overwhelmed.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Your life is in an upheaval, Scorpio,
but it is a happy change to your
normal orderly schedule. Friends and
family love to be near you in the days
to come. Enjoy the company.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
If you've been feeling down in the
dumps, Sagittarius, all of that is
going to change. A stranger brings
good news, and you're the first in
line to accept his offering.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You've been juggling too many
responsibilities, Capricorn. Pretty
soon one of the balls is going to drop.
Realize that you need to scale back
your projects.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Someone will rely on your help
heavily in the days to come,
Aquarius. You don't mind because
you love to feel needed and a central
part of the action.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20*
Advice is offered to you, but you're
not inclined to take it. Reconsider,
because this person really speaks
words of wisdom.


losers, one in trumps and the other in
hearts.
Undaunted, South proceeded to
demonstrate that things are not
always as they seem. At trick three,
he led a spade to the king, then
cashed the ace of clubs and K-A of
diamonds and ruffed a diamond.
Next came the ace of hearts and a
heart to the king.
The stage was now set for what
declarer hoped would be a successful
denouement. Having stripped the
diamonds and clubs from his com-
bined hands, and with two small
hearts remaining in his hand opposite
one in the dummy, he now exited
with a spade.
West won with the queen, but
found himself in a most unhappy sit-
uation. Since he had no hearts, he
had to return a club or a diamond.
This allowed declarer to discard
dummy's heart loser while he
trumped in his hand, and the slam
was made.
It is true that this line of play
required West to have no more than
two hearts, but once the trumps
divided 3-0, that was South's only
legitimate chance. He therefore
methodically went about the neces-
sary preliminary preparations for the
endplay on the assumption that his
efforts would be rewarded.
And then, poof, the heart loser
simply disappeared.


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word, each letter may be used once only. Each must
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one nine-letter word. No plurals or verb forms
ending in "s", no words with initial capitals and no
MdO E *-"0\ eN E Yg,. n words with a hyphen or apostrophe permitted. The
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Good 20; very good 30; excellent 39 (or more).
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S YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
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drafter drat duet dust duster fade fader fared
Sfasted fated feud fraud FRAUDSTER furred
fused rased rated read retard rude rudest rued
rusted sated stared starred stead stud sued
surd tarred trade trader tread trued used


CRYPTIC PUZZLE


ACROSS
" Tricked out? (6)
1' Quite proper, but a fathead could
make it terrible (8)
,.. Shop opened, in the past, just for one
.. kind of pudding (4)
'6, Where varsity men regularly start a
row (6)
11 Divine spirits of the East, in new
_. slang? (6)
. Part of a play current at the
West End (3)
16 Might such cards foretell that sailor
has to return? (5)
17 Eel wriggling out of the Birkenhead
river (4)
:19 Cordage well known to old hands (5)
;) Walked at the front of the field? (5)
Sweet American, maybe, to chew the
rag with (5)
'.23 Become friendly with me and an
officer (4)
'2B Possibly be ill due to an offence (5)
:28 In lavour of reversing to the right (3)
Is out of business due to perfectionist
notions (6)
30 Work in our lab(6)
31 A line some :abs may lorm (4)
32 Acclaimed for having sharpened up
around the Central Court (8)
Non-vintage wine from Spain,
originally (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, St.-ash 6, Kitty 9, Corsair 10, Pi-lo-t 11, Ni-F-ty
12, La-U-ds 13, P-itch-er 15, Den 17, Las-h 18, Se-cur-e
19, Dried 20, Screen 22, Sag-E 24, Has 25, Even-le-r 26,
Ut-re 27, Ste-I-n 28, Bill-y 29, Federal 30, Fe-T-ed 31,
A-side
DOWN: 2, Trivia 3, Scotch 4, Hot 5, Oscar 6, Kind-red 7,
Iris 8, Tot-ter 12, L-eam 13, P-L-ush 14, Tsars 15, Du-cat
16, Never 18, Serve 19, Defined 21, C-astle 22, S-nails
. ,,.,23, Gel-led 25, Erred 26, Life 28, Baa


DOWN
1 Link the French with a sudden
successfulblow(6)
2 To fine leg? (6)
3 Essay about starting out in
the city (4)
4 Avoid a fellow getting side-tracked (7)
5 Later, open talks in irrational fear (5)
6 Another explosion, curse ill (5)
8 A shot at heartening constables (4)
9 In a bridge tournament,
maybe win (3)
12 Petrol for one sort of jet (3)
13 AN upset about some boy-it's true
(5)
15 Neighbour needing money for coal,
perhaps (5)
18 Angry little gi hiding in cover (5)
19 Somewhat outrageous practical
joke? (3)
20 By getting one note right on the
piano (3)
21 Move to the right as you leave (4,3)
22 Could such an urchin be a
cabin boy? (3)
23 Phone the gang a wicked liel (6)
24 Greek god of generosity (4)
25 A bird you can talk to, practically? (6)
26 Though not heavy, it's a good thing to
shed (5)
27 Prohibits including even a scrap of
meat in a vegetable product (5)
28 Communicate sound lads, if only
approximately (3)
30 A number of advertisement for
young men (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Ashen 6, Right 9, Located 10, Carat 11, Plead
12, Paste 13, Ordeals 15, Den 17, Used 18, Allude 19,
Adobe 20, Errors 22, Cede 24, Ray 25, Prouder 26, Rivet
27, Fines 28, Gamut 29, Starlet 30, Agate 31,
Tenet
DOWN: 2, Stairs 3, Elated 4, Not 5, Galas 6, Reptile 7, Idle
8, Heated 12, Plods 13, Outer 14, Decry 15, Duped 16,
Never 18, Abort 19, Artiste 21, Racing 22, Curate 23,
Deluge 25, Perry 26, Rest 28, Get


ACROSS
1 Initiated (6)
7 Dealer overseas (8)
8 Dash (4)
10 Cruel person (6)
11 Split (6)
14 Writing fluid (3)
16 Type of
saw (5)
17 Appointment (4)
19 Servant (5)
21 Was concerned (5)
22 Disgusting (5)
23 Saucy (4)
26 Type of chair (5)
2R Tvype of disease (3)
29 Score (6)
30 Drool (6)
31 Radiate (4)
32 Angelic (8)
33 Dozen (6)


DOWN
1 Pursued (6)
2 Salty (6)
3 Hollow (4)
4 Suggested
(7)
5 Blemish (5)
6 Naive (5)
8 Revise (4)
9 Enquire (3)
12 Animal doctor (3)
13 Benefactor (5)
15 European capital (5)
18 Awry (5)
19 Barrel (3)
20 Guided (3)
21 Mythical creature (7)
22 Adherent (3)
23 Courteous (6)
24 Way out (4)
25 Hypnotic state (6)
26 Orderly pile (5)
27 Postpone (5)
28 Woman's name (3)
30 Religious group (4)


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Peter Svidler v Zoltan Almasi,
German Bundesliga 2003-4. It
takes a special tactic to catch
out a top grandmaster when
the game is hardly out of the
opening. In today's puzzle
Almasi has just captured the e4
pawn with his black knight. The
Hungarian number three
calculated 1 Bxe7 Nxc3 2 bxc3
Rxe7 or 1 Nxe4 Bxe4 2 Rxe4 (if 2
Bxe7 Rxe7) Bxg5 when Black
remains a pawn up and has also
exchanged several pieces.
Svidler ranks in the world top
six, but Almasi reckoned that
the Russian had made a simple
oversight and would have to
fight for a draw with material
down. Unfortunately for Black,
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Chess solution 8322:1 Nxe4 Bxe4 2 Rxe4 Bxg5 3
Qg4! and Black resigned. If Qxg4 4 Rxe8 mate. If Re7 4
Qxd7 Rxd7 5 Re8 mate If Ne6 (best) 4 Nxe6 wins the
e6 knight or the g5 bishop.
Mensa quiz: Ipswich. Swansea, Aberdeen and
Lincoln.
One possible word ladder solution is: DOCK, deck,
peck, peak, leak, lead, LEAF.


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South dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
NORTH
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The bidding:
South West North
1 Pass 1 *
3 4 Pass 3 *
3 NT
Opening lead- six of hearts

One play can make all the
ence between making a contb
going down. Declarer should
fore be careful not to play too
when success or failure may
the balance.
Take this simple case
declarer gets to three notr
shown and West lead the
hearts. Let's say declarer pl
ten of hearts from dummy a
covers the ten with the jack.


South wins with the king, and,
with the cards divided as they are, he
must eventually go down at least two
against best defense. East is bound to
score four heart tricks as soon as
West gains the lead with the king of
clubs and returns a heart through
kST dummy's Q-3. The same result
5 accrues if declarer plays low from
J 9 8 4 dummy on the first trick, in which
Q 7 case East's eight forces the king.
But South has a much better way
to play the hand that will stop East-
West stone cold dead. All he has to
do to stymie the defense is to play the
queen of hearts from dummy on
West's opening lead.
What can East then do? If he
East takes the ace, he can't return a heart
1 V without establishing dummy's ten.
Pass Whether East continues or discontin-
ues the suit, South has all the time he
S. needs to wrap up-iine tricks. And if
East does not take the ace, he winds
differ- up in the same helpless position after
ract and declarer next leads the nine of clubs
d there- from dummy and loses the finesse to
hastily West's king.
hang in The contract thus stands or falls
on which card declarer plays from
where dummy at trick one. After giving due
amp as weight to East's one-heart overcall,
six of South must recognize the importance
lays the of putting up dummy's queen. Other-
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letters shown here? In maldking
a word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
cMb,_-_...._. ________________ Good 16; very good 23; excellent
31 (or more). Solution tomorrow.


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ACROSS DOWN
4 Restrictively 1 The
authoritarian? (6) wrc
7 Not much of a waterfalls (8) 2 Aro
8 Whence there may be a line to woi
Gateshead? (6) 3 Wh
10 Arrests the flow of 4 Wit
supporters (5) up I
13 Decline to surrender? (4) 5 The
14 You won't get far with this one! (4) 6 We
15 She gets Joe with a right 9 Cla
and a left (4) sidi
16 Fight a big-headed beefy type (3) 11 Qui
17 Outstanding Net
encouragement (4) 12 To!
19 Once prime minister's hea
garden (4) 13 In s
21 Marginally sure to pay off? (4-5) lift (
23 I see mum's gone out to get 15 Lik
a mineral (4) Por
24 Manner in which one interrupts 16 Coi
people (4) of t
26 Show a huge amount of 18 Hoi
affection? (3) win
27 Catch in a rapt 20 Coi
condition (4) 21 Enm
29 Set foot in haste, light
perhaps (4) 22 Per
32 He's said to have been tasi
cut short (4) 23 Lik
33 It's poetic in a ever sense (5) 25 Agi
34 The potatoes Buster 28 Pos
mashed? (6) 30 Dra
35 Regularly make apt cries at prices 31 Sel
being changed? (8) cer
36 Using many branches, gets to the top 32 Sea
of the tree (6) 33 Del



Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Caught 7, Rightful 8, S-ago 10, Putney 11,
Ang-E-Is 14, AC-t 16, Tar-ot 17, EI-B-e 19, Ropes 21,
Paced 22, SU-gar 23, Me-Lt. 26, Libel 28, Fo-R 29,
I-deal-s 30, Labour 31, (t-)Axis 32, Hon-our-ed 33,
Sherry
DOWN: 1, Coup-le 2, Glance 3, Tr-o-y 4, Shun-Ted 5, Aft--
er 6, Blast 8, Stab 9, Get 12, Gas 13, L-oy-al 15, L-ocal 18,
U-Vi-d 19, Rag 20, P-E-R 21, Pull out 22, Sea 23, Mob-ile
24, Eros 25, Turkey 26, Light 27, B-e-ans 28, Fax 30,
L-ads.


e impertinence to start curtseying
ing (5)
aund mid-air, the fluttering dove is
lth watching (5)
en to be wary in March? (4)
h which to have a stab at cutting
pears? (5)
e bread list, nominally? (4)
apon perhaps useful at snooker (6)
im a drink all round for the cricket
e (6)
te a well-known article in the
therlands (3)
sum up, I see what's worthy of a
ring (5)
service, he has his own personal
7)
e an inner feeling turning up in
rugal (3)
mfortable place to live at the end
he road (3)
rse used with authority for half the
ter (6)
impact in many ways (5)
gagement playing a soldier with a
It heart (3)
sonal immersion in something
teful (3)
e our common friend in Dickens (6)
reement in every essential (3)
ssibly pass to the right in files (5)
ig the guns into position? (5)
lers possibly look carefully around
itral Acton (5)
amen's union (4)
puly's fault? (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Caused 7, Exporter 8, Elan 10, Sadist 11,
Divide 14, Ink 16, Tenon 17, Date 19, Valet 21, Cared 22,
Fetid 23, Pert 26, Sedan 28, Pox 29, Twenty 30, Saliva 31,
Emit 32, Cherubic 33, Twelve
DOWN: 1, Chased 2, Saline 3, Dent 4, Posited 5,
Stain 6, Green 8, Edit 9, Ask 12, Vet 13, Donor 15,
Paris 18, Askew 19, Vat 20, Led 21, Centaur
22, Fan 23, Polte 24, Exit 25, Trance 26, Slack 27,
Defer 28, Pam 30, Sect


ACROSS
4 Marine gastropod (6)
7 Madness (8)
8 Lust (6)
10 Musty (5)
13 Slippery fish (4)
14 Food fish (4)
15 Woman's name (4)
16 Cot (3)
17 Shade (4)
19 Contended (4)
21 Feeling (9)
23 Group of cattle (4)
24 Punishment (4)
26 Female pig (3)
27 Paradise (4)
29 Unusual (4)
32 Water plant (4)
33 Book of maps (5)
34 Scorn (6)
35 Adorn (8)
36 Tension (6)


DOWN
1 Trunk (5)
2 Continental (5)
3 In this place (4)
4 Loaded (5)
5 Untidy state (4)
6 Deserved (6)
9 Cricket team (6)
11 Pull (3)
12 Afterwards (5)
13 Lured (7)
15 Insect (3)
16 Wager (3)
18 Certainly (6)
20 Sluggish (5)
21 Darn (3)
22 Male (3)
23 Open (6)
25 Age (3)
28 Actions (5)
30 Church table (5)
31 County (5)
32 Ready to eat (4)
33 Promise (4)


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Julio Kaplan v David Bronstein,
Hastings 1975-6. The late world
title challenger Bronstein always
liked to play in England, though
his clashes with Soviet
authorities restricted his visits.
Here as Black (to move)
Bronstein can win a pawn by
Rxg2, but after Kdl and Nf3
White could keep drawing
chances. Bronstein's actual
choice was much stronger. Three
precise turns created a position
where his opponent, though
ahead on material, had to resign
with no reasonable defence. The
winning technique is known as
zugzwang, a German term
meaning "compulsion to make a
losing move". It's well worth
learning as all experts are aware
of it while it can easily catch
opponents at dub and social
level. How did Black force
victory?


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By Steve Becker


SATURDAY,
APRIL 7

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Overindulging in all areas of your life
is not a healthy way to live, Aries.
Rethink your personal goals and
streamline so you're not-being pulled
into too many directions.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You want to suppof. a friend,
Taurus, but you just dn't agree
with this person's manves. Don't
get involved in the sitojon; you'll
regret it later. -'
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Someone in the family, has stepped
on your toes, Gemini.' Rather than
lash out, keep your feelings to
yourself and be the bigger person
in this situation.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You've put all your eggs in one bas-
ket, Cancer, and now.-that things
haven't worked out, you'* left won-
dering what to do. Family-members
won't let you down. .
LEO Jul 23/Aug 3'
Watch how much you spend this'
week, Leo. You could go overboard
if you're not paying ,attention.
Better leave the credit Al,home and
use cash instead. .
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
If you don't make a move soon in your
love life, you're going to miss the
opportunity, Virgo. Stop looking for
the perfect Mr. or Ms. Right. Rather,
look outside your comfort zone.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Now is not the time tdoinake rash
career decisions, Libra. You have too
many responsibilities and 'bills com-
ing in. Even though your jo. may not
appeal to you anymore, stick with it.
SCORPIO Oct 247Nov 22
Normally a go-getter, Scorpio, you're
ready to throw in the towpl-in regards
to a project that isn't working out.
Don't give up, however, 'you'll find
relief soon. '
SAGITTARIUS No23/Dec 21
Stop being so generous tprothers, and
start concentrating on your immedi-
ate family, Sagittarius.' They're in
need of your love and attention.
Quality family time is key.
CAPRICORN Dec-22/Jan 20
Your love life is a mess, Capricorn.
You can't seem to get along with your
partner no matter what you do. Instead
of butting heads, sit downi'and talk
camly and rationally.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Stop being argumentative, Aquarius.
Those around you will grow tired of
hearing how you're always right.
Accept that someone else*s opinion
might be valid.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Recuperation from an injury or illness
will take time, Pisces. Don't try to do
it all now. You'll have plerny of time
to catch up in the weeks to come.


LEONARD BARDEN


Chess solution 8323: L Rxd21 2 Rxd2 Rd8 3 Rhdc4!
and White resigned. Black's last turn c prevented
White urravelling his pieces by c4, c3 and Kc2.
Instead, once White has run out of moves with his a, g
and h pawns he must move his cl king or dl rook,
allowing Black to capture the d2 rook and win with his
extra bishop.


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East-West vulnerable.
NORTH
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The bidding:
West North East South
Pass 1 4 Pass 1 NT
Pass 3 NT
Opening lead -jack of hearts.
To be a good player, you must
acquire'the habit of making assump-
tions. Often these assumptions will
turn out to be wrong, but that doesn't
mean it was wrong to make them;
only by making assumptions can you
put yourself in a position to win
when it is possible to win.
Here is a typical case. Let's say
you're East and partner leads the jack
of hearts' against three notrump.
South wins with the queen and leads


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a spade to dummy's jack. It doesn't
matter when you take your ace; what
does matter is what you play next.
It's easy to see if you look at all
four hands that if you return a low
diamond, your side can snatch four
diamond tricks and put the contract
down one. But if you don't return a
low diamond at trick three per-
haps because you were taught not to
lead away from a king, or always to
return your partner's suit declarer
finishes with 10 tricks.
Regardless of what you might
have been taught, however, the fact
is that in this case you must assume
West has the ace of diamonds to give
yourself any chance of beating the
contract.
To assume that South has the ace
of diamonds -r- or to ignore entirely
the question bf who has the ace -
and blindly retum a heart Would be
giving up. It .s obvious declarer will.
score at least nine tricks. four
spades, two hearts (you can't be sure
who has the king) and three clubs -
if you play "safe" and return a heart.
It is true that West must have
somewhat more strength in dia-
monds than just four to the ace he
must have, at least the jack"with it .
but this is merely an extension of the
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No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
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CRYPTIC PUZZLE
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ACROSS
Take steps In time (5)
Rude remark about a bit of luck
(5)
Comprehensive accommodation
for the elderly in a building (7)
10 Food a lad's digested (5)
U A ropy old product (5)
42 Files for the ringleader to pass
around (5)
13 Creator of ten line drawings? (7)
15 Chap from Harlesden (3)
17 The responsibility of a union,
usually (4)
8 Don't take any rubbish (6)
129 Quoted or mentioned as sighted
(5)
20 Belief in direct negotiation (6)
22 A place to stay, being at a loose
end (4)
24 Is obliged to hurry when ten shortly
S (3)
25 Turn up with many a fresh pink
food item (7)
26 Allots a soldier five points (5)
27 A noise that may come from the
pipes (5)
28 Mean to get an antique by the end
of the day (5)
29 Unfortunately, Kansas is state
property (7)
3 It's hard being broke (5)
31 Bird lookinggood in a gnarled tree
(5)



CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS


DOWN
2 Away with you, Kenneth, and stir
things upt (6)
3 Links the church with a bad sin (6)
4 A burden to shoulder (3)
5 Excellent line to trade (5)
6 Pep sold wrongly, having been
spill! (7)
7 Several astronauts have it, more's
the pity (4)
8 Effectst (6)
12 Pay a redhead, but not for a good
time! (5)
13 For just a little loan? (5)
14 Lacking cover, they need a bit of
shade in the rising sun (5)
15 Was it superior in forming a link
with the moon? (5)
16 Young woman embraced by a
couple of Poles (5)
18 An uncle like Tom (5)
19 A number get sick on the 4th of
July, but in a nice way (7)
21 Big noise in the criminal world? (6)
22 Water jump? (6)
23 Can a broken leg cause a
sensation? (6)
2 It's digested quietly, at leisure (5)
26 Not quite a grand old lady? (4)
28 A name for the master key (3)


ACROSS: 4, Strict 7, Rain-drop 8, Ealin-G 10, Stems 13, Fail 14, Thou 15, GI-R-L
16, B-ox 17, Spur 19, Eden 21, Gilt-edged 23, M-ic-a 24, M-I-en 26, Hug 27, Trap
29, Step 32, Sean (shorn) 33, Verse 34, Tubers 35, Practise 36, C-limbs
DOWN: 1, Crust 2, V-i-deo 3, Ides 4, Spear 5, Roll 6, Cannon 9, Al-leg-e 11, The
12, Mus-ic 13, Fireman 15, Gut 16, Be-d 18, PLA-ler 20, D-ENSE 21, GI-g 22. Dip
23, Mutual 25, Yes 28, R-asps 30, Train 31, Pe-t-er 32, Seam 33, Vice

EASY SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 4, Limpet 7, Hysteria 8, Desire 10, Stale 13, Eels 14, Tuna 15, Anne 16,
Bed 17, Tint 19, Vied 21, Sentiment 23, Herd 24, Cane 26, Sow 27, Eden 29, Rare
32, Reed 33, Atlas 34, Derde 35, Decorate 36, Stress
DOWN: 1, Chest 2, Asian 3, Here 4, Laden 5, Mess 6, Earned 9, Eleven 11. Tug 12,
Later 13, Enticed 15, Ant 16, Bet 18, Indeed 20, Inert 21, Sew 22, Man 23,
Honest 25, Era 28, Deeds 30, Altar 31, Essex 32, Ripe 33, Avow


ACROSS
Tropical bird (5)
Currency units
(5)
Arthurian
knight (7)
Reject (5)
Allude (5)
Derision (5)
Musical ending
(7)
Tier (3)
Minerals (4)
Dress (6)
Practises
boxing (5)
Disprove (6)
African country
(4)
Insect (3)
Stimulus (7)
Play (5)
Moroccan
capital (5)
Without (5)
Esteems (7)
Celebrated (5)
Fraction (5)


2
3
4
5S
6
7
8
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
23
25
26
28


DOWN
Seem (6)
Tallies (6)
Pale (3)
Jousting
weapon (5)
Root
vegetables (7)
Biblical garden
(4)
Quake (6)
Range (5)
Snake (5)
Dutch
earthenware (5)
Correct (5)
Unwanted
plants (5)
Scent (5)
Began (7)
Hire (6)
Shade of red
(6)
Month (6)
Force (5)
Challenge (4)
Encountered
(3)


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Bragi Thorfinsson v Amar
Gunnarson, Reykjavik 2006. It
was a full two hours straight TV
chess, a remarkable sight
anywhere but maybe not in
Iceland which has the highest
number of grandmasters
relative to population of any
major country. The two experts
were in the final stages of their
speed game when Thorfinsson,
with a lost position, sacrificed a
rook for a crude trap. He hoped
that Black would fall for exf5??
Qxc6. Gunnarson planned Qd7,
but the clock made him panic
and he went Kg8?? allowing
Qxg7 mate. Then came the most
unexpected twist. The TV station
got a call from a viewer pointing
out a spectacular black win in
the diagram. It was Bobby


MONDAY,

APRIL 9


ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Don't worry when a conflict arises h'
at work, Aries. Things will simmer '
down rather quickly, so don't "
spend much time thinking about
finding a resolution. ,
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
There's n6 time like the present to -'.
embark on that home improvement 4
you've been considering, Taurus.
Encourage others to give you some
friendly assistance.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
If you've been thinking about taking
a trip, now is the time to do so,
Gemini. Grab a friend or family mem-
ber to take the ride with you nd it will
be much more fun.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You've been feeling under the
weather, Cancer, and you can't seem ,
to bounce back quickly. Rest is key .'
this week. There's no point getting
even more run down.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23,
Lions may be the kings of the jungle, '
Leo, but this week you can't even t
muster a meow. No one is taking you 1
seriously, and that has you angry.
Rethipk your strategy.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
A mrve you made a few weeks back
is not panning out as you had hoped, ',
Virgo. You just can't seem to get ,
along with your new housemate. It ,
may be time to pack up once more.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 '
You've been taking advantage of *
loved ones, Libra, and it has to stop. i
There's only so much they will take ;
before getting angry. Start reciprocat- P
ing instead of just being greedy.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You'll want to run the show this ,
week, Scorpio, and others will be
anxious to let you. Don't let the
power go to your head, or else you'll
make enemies very quickly.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
A friend in need has you running, r
Sagittarius. But don't be so quick
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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007, PAGE 31 ,


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Russian cosmonauts, US space"


tourist prepare for launch

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0 MAINUM M, I Mw.I|.lI n 'uiw I
IN ONE of their last days
before leaving the planet
aboard a closet-sized space
capsule, two Russian cosmo-
nauts and a U.S. billionaire
computer programmer
enjoyed an array of earthly
pleasures Wednesday a
springtime stroll, a game of
pingpong and a freshly cooked
lunch, according to Associat-
ed Press.
Engineers, meanwhile, were
finishing the assembly of the
Russian-made Soyuz rocket
that will blast off into the
nighttime skies over Central
Asian steppes Saturday carry-
ing Fyodor Yurchikhin, Oleg
Kotov and Charles Simonyi to
the international space station.
As the trio took a stroll
down the so-called Cosmo-
nauts' Alley at the training
center in Baikonur, Kaza-
khstan, Yurchikhin, 48,
quipped to reporters that he
was more worried about say-
ing goodbye to his wife than
about the spaceflight.
"Yes, I am very nervous: my
wife is coming soon, I have to


* WORKER maintain the Russian Soyuz TMA-10 capsule that will
carry the crew to the international space station during final prepa-
rations in a hangar at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, April 4,
2007. The rocket is scheduled to blast off on Saturday, April 7,2007.
(AP Photo Sergey Ponomarev)


look nice and shaved."
Yurchikhin said. "What
launch? Is there going to be a


launch?"
Simonyi, 58, the soft-spoken
Hungarian-born computer


million to become the world's
fifth paying "space tourist,"
said he was getting lots of
training and assistance.
"Everyone is helping me so
much that it's easy," he told
reporters.
Simonyi's 13-day journey
includes roughly 11 days on
the orbiting station and travel
time to and from it. He returns
to Earth on April 20 along
with the two of the station's
current crew, Russian cosmo-
naut Mikhail Tyurin and U.S.
astronaut Miguel Lopez-Ale-
gria.
The third member of the
current crew, U.S. astronaut
Sunita Williams, will remain,
on board until June, when she
will be replaced by Clayton
Anderson.
Yurchikhin and Kotov will
be aboard the station for more
than six months
Simonyi had earlier said that
the hardest parts of training
were spinning in a high-speed
rotating chair to help train
against dizziness in space and
learning Russian. Now, he
said, he has begun to actually


ian -some of which he studied
as a child in Hungary is
improving.
Before sitting down to a
three-course lunch, Simonyi
began a pingpong game with
Yurchikhin with an energetic
"poyekhali," or "let's go" in
Russian an echo of the last
words uttered by cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin in 1961 as he
blasted off to become the first
man in space.
"I think the space station
will be more surprising than
the Earth," Simonyi said. "The
Earth will be there at the start,
it's going to be there during
the flight, it will be always
there, but the space station
will somehow come out of
nowhere.".
Born in Communist Hun-
gary, Simonyi first learned
computer programming on a
bulky Soviet computer called
Ural-2. Later, after emigrat-
ing to the United States, he
worked for software giant
Microsoft Corp.
He said his former colleague
- Microsoft CEO Bill Gates
-was paying close attention to


nd has asked


several questions on Simonyi's
Web site. Yurchikhin joked-;.
that Gates is probably busy
training himself to be at"
"spaceflight participant" as';
Simonyi and his four pa. ing
predecessors have been known
Simonyi said he found it..-
ironic that four decades after!,"
he learned to program on a,'
Soviet machine, it is the suc-.
cessor of Soviet technology-`
that was sending him into
space. He said he was alsp'.
happy that the Russian space -
program was nothing like the
highly secretive project the
Soviet efforts were. ,.
"Technology and engineer-
ing, it has very little to do nit...
politics, so I am very proud of:.
my background with my at,.
that time Soviet computers,"
he said.
Simonyi said an Ural-1 com-,
puter that he saw at the
Baikonur museum reminded,
him of the Ural-2, on which
he learned his craft.
"And I kind of thought, the",
circle has closed. We are back
to the future, I think it's
great," he said.


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disqualify directors

days....... We're increasing the
speed and timeliness of disclo-
sure."
Mr Davies added: "We've
got to improve the standard,
and at this point unless some-
thing contrary comes about, it
is not enough for inssuers to
say that their external, inde-
pendent auditors cannot meet
these deadlines.
"We've approached BICA
[the Bahamian accountants
institute], and in discussions
with them they've just said
they'll have to approach the
companies earlier. We've put
out there, and will have to see
what the companies come back
with and BICA's comments."
Mr Davies said another pro-

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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
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ipternationally-renowned undersea explo-
ration and adventure excursions provider,
will be relocated to the marina of the rede-
veloped South Ocean Golf & Beach
Resort, the property's developer telling
The Tribune yesterday that the move
would likely "double" the Bahamian firm's
visitor base. ,
Roger Stein, of RHS Ventures and the
multi-million dollar investment project's
managing director, said he had been work-
ing with Stuart Cove's on the relocation,
the firm being a key part of South Ocean's


plans going forward.
He added that Stuart Cove's currently
attracted about 55,000 visitors to its tours,
excursions and facilities per year, but
South Ocean's closure since 2004 had
impacted the company by depriving its
clients of a nearby hotel where they could
stay.
Incorporating Stuart Cove's into the
redeveloped South Ocean's marina, Mr
Stein said, would not only provide a bid
draw for the development's guests, but it
would give the Bahamian company access
to a much larger client base.
There would also be more mooring
space for boats and yachts in the marina,
and more shopping, eating and other activ-


ities for Stuart Cove's customers to par-
ticipate in.
Mr Stein said that although Stuart Cov-
e's attracted 55,000 visitors every year, he
and the company "expect that to double
once they've moved into the location
we've designed for them.
"It's a good draw and brings lots of peo-
ple to the site. Once they have an open
hotel nearby, people will have more time
to spend more money, spending it with
retail, entertainment and boats," he added.
"We've been designing the relocation
of Stuart Cove's with Stuart and Michelle.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007, PAGE 3B


SUPREME CO
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BA 1AMAS 2 25/CLE/nW794
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law Side tA2SAI, BA4AMAS
BETWEEN
SCOTIABANK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
Plaintiff
AND

BERNARD SAUNDERS
First Defendant
AND

BERNARD'S CARPENTRY & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED
Second Defendant


SUMMONS



LET ALL PARTIES concerned attend before the Registrar in Chambers. Supreme
Court Registry, in the Ansbacher Building, Bank Lane. Nassau. Bahamas on
&wSd<\ Ithe G day of O fQpra'. A. D., 2007 at 0 o'clock in the d Otv
noon on the hearing of an application on the part of the Plaintiff for leave to enter
Judgment in Default of Appearance against the Defendants in the sum of $40,409.49
principal and interest in the amount of $23,001.09 as at 16' February. 2007 and conet
to accrue at the rate of 59.34 per diem until payment in full and costs to be taxed if not




Dated 22" day of March A. D., 2007.



REGISTRAR



This Summons was take out by Graham. Thompson & Co., Sassoon House. Shirley Street
a Victoria Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas, the Attorneys for the Plaintiff.


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAH MAS FE[ 2i107

IN THE SUPREME COURT NASSAU, .~.,,.R

Common Law Side

BETWEEN

SCOTIABANK (BAHAMAS LIMITED


2005/CLE/gen/00794


Plaintiff
AND

BERNARD SAUNDERS
First Defendant
AND

BERNARD'S CARPENTRY & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED
Second Defendant .


AFFIDAVIT


I, HENDERSON BULLEN, of the Western District of the Island of New Providence

one of the Islands of-The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Banker; make oath and say as

follows:-

1. I am the Assistant Manager of the Plaintiffs Commercial Credit Workout Unit and I am

duly authorized to make this Affidavit on its behalf.

2. Insofar as the matters deposed to herein are within my own knowledge they are true and

insofar as they are in accordance with the information furnished to me or derived from

statements or documents I have read as hereinafter appears, they are true to the best of

my knowledge, information and belief.
3. The Second Uelendant is indebted to the Plaintiff under a loan granted on the 20' March,

2000.

4. The said loan is evidence by a Guarantee dated 20' March, 2000 and executed by the

First Defendant on behalf of the Second Defendant. There is now produced and shown to

me and exhibited hereto marked "HBl" a copy of the said Guarantee.

5. The amount actually lent to the Second Defendant by the Plaintiff under the said loan was

$65,000.00.

6. The actual rate of interest charged on the said loan is $9.34 per diem.

7. In the Writ of Summons filed herein on the 18' July, 2005 the Plaintiff claimed the

principal sum of $35,876.24 together with accrued interest thereon in the amount of

$20,163.45 calculated to the 9' May, 2005 and continuing to accrue at the rate of $9.34

per diem until payment in full.

8. By letters dated the 12"' April, 2002 the Plaintiff demanded that the Defendants pay of all

sums due and owing. The Defendants did not respond to the demand and no sums were

paid to satisfy the debt The Plaintiff by letters dated the 19 March, 2004 informed the

Defendants that the Plaintiff had realized part of the debt owing by selling Lot No. 37

Area 10E Flamingo Bay Estates and demanded sums due. Notwithstanding numerous

requests by the Plaintiff the Defendants have failed and/or refused to pay sums due and

owing. There is now produced and shown to me and exhibited hereto marked "HB 2"

copies of the said letters.

9. As at the 19' February, 2007 the principal sum of $40,409.49 remained due and owing

together with accrued interest thereon of $23,001.09

10. By reason of the Defendants' default the Plaintiff is entitled to recover from the

Defendants the monies due under the said loan. ,

11.1 am advised by Messrs. Graham. Thompson & Co. Attorneys for the Plaintiff that the

Defendant has not entered an Appearance to this action.

12. I verily believe there is no Defence to this action.

13. I make this Affidavit in support of the Plaintiff's application for leave to enter judgment

against the Defendants.


SWORN TO at Nassau, New Providence

This AO da of

A. D., 2007


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SCOT]AIIANK (BAHIIAMAS) I.MIM IE)
Plaintiff
AND)
BliRNARD SAUNDEIRS
Firs IcDfendant
AND
BERNARD'S CARriNTRY & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 1.IMITED
Second Deifendani

C E R T 1 FI C A T h

1, hereby certify that these arc the ExhibtiL marked "11111" and "HB2" menliniond and
referred to in the Affidavil of Henderson Bullen sworn hereto before me this jO day of r 4
A.D., 2007.






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12* April 2002.

Bernard A. Saunders,
P. 0. Box N-3875,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Dear Sir,
Re: Benmard's Carnentry and Construclion Companyv LUied1,

Please be advised that we represent Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited.

Our instructions are that on or about the 22". March 2000 our clients
granted a loan to the captioned company, Bernard's Carpentry and
Construction Company, Limned ("the company").

We are instructed that by a written Guarantee dated the 20' March 2000,
you guaranteed payment to our clients on demand of up to $65,000.00 of
the debts and liabilities that the company shall be indebted or liable to pay
to our clients and interest from the date of demand until all monies owed byI
the company are repaid.

We are further instructed that the company has defauhed in it's repayment
obligations to our clients under the loan and that as at the 26' March 2002
the company was indebted to our clients under the loan in the principal sum
of $63,890.00 and $4,463.00 interest. Interest continues to accrue at the
rate of $17.50 per diem.

We have therefore been instructed to demand from you as Guarantor
payment of the sum of $65.000.00 and interest thereon from the date
hereof until payment within thirty (30) days of the date hereof.


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In the event payment in full is not received within the time specified, our
clients shall take all steps necessary against both yourself and the company
to recover the outstanding balance including but not limited to exercising
i's power of sale over Lot 10-037, Flamisig Bay Exuna held as security
for this o1.

Please give this matter your immediate attention.


Yours sincerely,
GRAHAMs MPSON A CO.


Tarol C eassm



12' April 2002.

Bernard's Carpentry and Construction Company Limited,
C/o Registered Oflice,
P. O. Box N-3175,
Nassau,
Bahamas.

Dear Sin,
R&: Iermard's Carpmetry and Constr ctil COmlana
lillia

Pease be advised that we represent Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited.

Our instructions are that Bernard's Carpentry and Construction Company
Linked ("the company") is indebted to our clients under a loan dated the
S22' March 2000.

We are instructed that as at the 9' April 2000 the company was indebted
to our clients in the principal sum of $63,890.00 together with accrued
interest thereon the sum of $4,463.00 and continuing to accrue at the rate
of $17.0 per diem.

We ve therefoe been instructed to demand, and we do hereby demand,
payment of the said outstanding principal sum together with accrued
iderest thereon to the date of payment which interest is to be calculated at
the rate ofSl7.50 per dim within thirty (30) days of the date lheof

In the event payment in full is not received within the time specified, our
clients shall pursue all remedies available to them to recover the said sums
including but not limited to exercising their power of sale over Lot No.10-
037, Flamingo Bay, Exuma held as security for this loan.

Place give this matter your immediate attention.

Yours sincerely,
GUAN"M, THOMPSON A CO.,







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19M March 2004.

Bernard A. Saunders,
P. O. Box N-3875,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Dear Sir,
Re: Bernard's Carpentry and Construction Company Limited Lot
No. 37 in Area 10E Marina Section North "Flamingo Bay Elates",
Exuma, Bahamas.

We refer to our demand letter dated the 12' April 2002, a copyof which
we enclose herewith.

Our instructions are that the captioned property held by Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited as security for a loan to the captioned company dated
the 22* March 2000 was sold by our clients for the sum of $30,000.00.

We ae instructcA4ilitfthat le proceeds were disbursed as follows: -

i) Amount applied to principal balance due under Demand Loan-
$28,014.46;
ii) Legal Fees in sale of the property-.S824.50;
iii) One-hilof Stamp Duty on Conveyace-$600.00;
iv) Other legal fees-$561.04.
Total $30,000.00.

Our instructions ae that the sale proceeds were not sufficient to liquidate
the debt owed to our clients and that as at the 19Marc2004the
principal am o f35,876.24 and arued interest er of 516,116.80
remained due and owing. Interest will continue to accrue at the rae of
59.83 per diem until payment in full.

We have th fore been instructed to demand, and we do berebydemuad,
rm you as guarantor ofthe loan payiment.dfthe said outstanding
principal ad interest within thirty (30) days of the date hereof.

In the event payment in full is not received within the time specified, our
clients shall take all step necessary against both yourself and the
company to recover the outstanding balance without further notice.

Yours sincerely,
GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.,

TamiR.-






In the event payment in full is not received within the time specified, our
clients shall take all steps necessary against the company to recover the
outstanding balance without further notice.

Yours sincerely,
GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.,




Tami C Kassim. s .







COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law Side

BETWEEN

SCOTIABANK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
Plaintiff

AND

BERNARD SAUNDERS
First Defendant

AND

BERNARD'S CARPENTRY & CONSTRUCTION
COMPANY LIMITED
Second Defendant


AFFIDAVIT


2005/CLE/gen'00794





..THOMPSON & CO..
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue
Nassau. Bahamas
Anomes for the Plaintiff
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THE TIBUN THURDAYAPRIL5, 207,IPGESS


Winn-Dixie transition





drops City Markets





profits by almost 60%


Bahamas Supermarkets
yesterday indicated
that the costs associ-
ated with the ownership tran-
sition from Winn-Dixie had
acted as a major drag on its
results, with net income down
almost 60 per cent for the 16
weeks to January 10, 2007, at
$1.25 million compared to $3.1
million the year before.
The company, which oper-
ates the 12 City Markets stores


in Nassau and Freeport, said
in a statement that net sales
for the 28-week period (or first
half) to January 10, 2007, were
down by 0.5 per cent at $75
million, something it attributed
to "specific and temporary
causes".
For the period November
11, 2006, to January 10, 2007,
Bahamas Supermarkets' gross
profits were down by 8.2 per
cent or $1 million at $11.2 mil-


lion, compared to $12.2 mil-
lion last year,
The crocery retail chain,
which was acquired by
Bahamian buyout group BSL
Holdings for $54 million last
summer, said year-to-date
operating income had more-
than-halved from $4.56 million
to $2.13 million this year,
although shareholder equity
remained strong at $22.7 mil-
lion.


"During this period
Bahamas Supermarkets
underwent a significant tran-
sition, shedding not only Winn-
Dixie ownership, directorships
and products, but also its oper-
ating support systems," said
Basil Sands, its chairman.
"Transition-related expens-
es, escalating insurance premi-

SEE page 9B


BTC spends $114m on GSM's roll-out


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
THE BAHAMAS Telecommunications
Company (BTC) yesterday launched GSM
cellular service to Rum Cay and Ragged
Island, linking both remote locations to the
world.
BTC president Leon Williams said the
company has spent more than $114 million
in creating GSM technology for various
Bahamian islands, as it moved to ensure
every Bahamian has access to a cell phone
or blackberry.
. He added that BTC has had to continu-
ally upgrade its services, as demand grew
and capacity was filled. Mr Williams said
the company remains committed to pro-
viding quality service, and addressing prob-
lem quickly, but he could not guarantee
there would not be service disruption.
To facilitate the service on the two
islands, BTC has constructed a 100-foot
tall GSM tower on each island.
Mr Williams said that initially they plan
to accommodate 250 customers, but indi-
cated that as new developments come on
stream, such as the Montana Holdings'


Rum Cay Resort Marina project, they will
upgrade the system to accommodate
demand.
The next islands BTC hopes' to reach
with GSM are Long Island, the Berry
Islands and Inagua.
BTC, he said, hopes to phase out TDMA
by mid June 2008.
"Soon, BTC will cover the Bahamas with
GSM technology. Already, more than two-
thirds of the population subscribes to either
pre- paid or post-paid cellular. More than
200,000 phones since BTC introduced cell
service," Mr Williams said.
Minister of Utilities and Energy, Senator
Dr Marcus Bethel, said: "'By the end of
this year, no longer will the farmer on
Mayaguana or the fisherman in Long Island
or the teacher in a small Cay in the Berry
Islands or Andros be isolated.
"We will be one nation able to commu-
nicate freely... Over the past decade, the
dramatic surge in wireless communications
has been a key component driving busi-
ness.
"BTC, then, is in a critical position in its
relations with the national economic devel-
opment. Should the company not provide


the products and services demanded by
today's business climate, it is not merely
the company that would suffer, but the
economy of the Bahamas. Fortunately for
us, BTC has recognized the pivotal role it
plays."
BTC's vice-president of marketing and
sales, Marion Johnson, agreed, saying: "No
longer is a sophisticated communications
system a luxury. Without modern commu-
nications, an economy falters and stalls. At
worst, it dwindles and dies."
During the press launch, BTC held video
conferencing with residents in Rum Cay
and a teleconference with Ragged Island.
MP for Ragged Island, Larry Cartwright,
said he was ecstatic about the new service.
He said that for far too long ,the smaller
Family Islands were ignored and got "the
left overs."
The service was something he has long
been agitating for, and said he couldn't be
more pleased.
Representatives from Montana Holdings
and residents of Rum Cay also expressed
their pleasure, saying that workers on the
multi-million dollar resort would now be
able to communicate directly with Nassau.


Pictured from left: Mrs. Fanchon Braynen, Senior Manager, Customer Service & Operations,
RBC FINCO and Mr. Giorgio Baldacci, President, Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association.


RBC FINCO Supports 2007 Easter

Classic Tennis Championships


RBC FINCO is again pleased to support
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association's
(BLTA) Junior Clay Court Easter Classic
Championships.
"Our support of The Bahamas Lawn
Tennis Association gives us the
opportunity to invest in our community
and in particular young Bahamians in a
tangible way," said Fanchon Braynen,
Senior Manager, Customer Service &
Operations, RBC FINCO.


"The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association
wishes to thank RBC FINCO for its
continued support of tennis in our country
and especially our junior players," said
Paula Whitfield, Vice President, BLTA.
"RBC has sponsored this initiative for a
number of years and we have seen the
positive impact on our younger players."
The Championships will be held April 6-9,
2007 at the Gym Tennis Club Winton
Meadows.


About RBC FINCO:
For over 50 years RBC FINCO and its employees have been an integral part of The Bahamas
helping causes, supporting needs, and giving back to the communities we serve.
RBC FINCO, established in 1953, is a leading provider of single- and multi-family home
mortgages to Bahamians and attractive interest rates for its depositors. It has 5 branches and
4 automated banking machines located in New Providence and Freeport. RBC FINCO is owned
25 percent by the general Bahamian public, representing approximately 4,000 shareholders,
and 75 percent by its majority shareholder RBC Royal Bank of Canada.


PLACE:


THE CENTRAL BANK

OF THE BAHAMAS

B$ COUNTERFEIT BANKNOTE AND
INTRODUCTION TO CRISP SERIES SEMINAR


THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE
BAHAMAS TRAINING ROOM,
MARKET STREET AND TRINITY
PLACE
ENTRANCE


SESSION 1


WHEN:


APRIL 18,2007 FROM
11:30A.M.TO 1:00P.M.


SESSION 2
APRIL 18,2007 FROM 6:00 P.M.
TO 7:30 P.M.


NTACT NOS.: 302-2620,302-2622 &
302-2734


>LY BY: APRIL 13, 2007




THE SEMINAR IS OPEN TO BANKS AND BANKING
INSTITUTIONS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND
CORPORATIONS, PRIVATE COMPANIES AND THE
GENERAL PUBLIC. APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN
ON A FIRST-COME /FIRST-SERVED BASIS, AS SPACE IS
LIMITED.

KINDLY INDICATE WHICH SESSION YOU WILL BE
ATTENDING


CON


APP


27th March, 2007

Dear Members,

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere regret of
the closure of the Planet Fitness Gym and the manner in which it
occurred.

Planet Fitness originally opened its doors in December 2005 as a result
of a partnership and business relationship between Valdez Campbell
and I with a vision to provide, over time, a modem, state-of-the-art
fitness facility.

Unfortunately, due to my work commitments, training and competition
schedules, I have been unable to remain in Nassau on a consistent
basis to oversee the operations of Planet Fitness as I felt was necessary
to ensure its success.

As a result,, in early November 2006 Mr Campbell in a meeting realized
me not being able to fulfill my portfolio with the gym, decided to take
full control of operations. I could not devote the necessary time and
energy to Planet Fitness as required and was transferring all shares,
rights and interests over to him as the sole owner.

Sometifie in late February early March, I began to receive numerous
telephone calls from a number of Planet Fitness members querying
why the doors of the gym had been locked and why they had been
unable to gain access to the gym. I have also been told that no form
of notification has been provided to the members to explain the
current situation.

In an attempt to clarify my relationship with Planet Fitness, I am
writing this letter to advise the gym members of the events that
occurred and that to date I have not received any correspondence,
verbal or written, from Mr. Campbell advising of the closure of the
gym nor any explanation of same. I was just told that some things
were being worked on.

I trust that Mr Campbell will make an effort to contact all Planet
Fitness members with a much needed explanation and an offer of
compensation for any and all outstanding gym memberships. As we
all know these situations take time to resolve and resolute.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience, considerations and
above all your business and support during time in existence.

Sincerely,
Joel Stubb


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE originating summons
filed by the Freeport Property
Owners and Licencees Associa-
tion, seeking answers from the
Supreme Court on whether cer-
tain actions by the Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA)
and its principals may have


breached parts of the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, are not
designed to deter "first rate
investors" such as Morgan Stan-
ley and the Raven Group from
coming to Freeport.
Christopher Lowe, the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce's president, and one of the
Association members that swore
a supporting affidavit for the
summons, told The Tribune yes-
terday that the group wanted to
send a reassuring message to
potential investors that their pro-
jects were still wanted in
Freeport.
"In so far as the pending deals,
we want first rate investors in
Grand Bahama," Mr Lowe said.
"Unfortunatley, we have some
house cleaning to do, and want
to ensure a more stable platform
for Grand Bahama for the next
48 years, a platform these
investors will appreciate.
"Hopefully, there will be a
decent dialogue between the
licencees and the Port Authority
and we can move forward. We
wish to solve this for everybody's
benefit."
Mr Lowe said the summons
sought declarations on what had
happened with the GBPA and
its assets to date, and was "seek-
ing the truth, the whole truth".


He added: "Further, any and
all present and potential
investors that are being enter-
tained or facilitated by the exec-
utives of the Port Authority
should be heartened and encour-
aged by the efforts of their pre-
sent or soon to be co-licensees,
as perhaps they will benefit from
these efforts towards full disclo-
sure on the status of our regula-
tory body, the Port Authority.
"In point of fact, it may and
should make their presence in
Freeport a more pleasant and
permanent experience than that
experienced by some of our pre-
sent and former investors and
licensees."
The Tribune understands that
the summons' filing has caused
some disquiet at all of the
GBPA, the Grand Bahama
Development Company (Dev-
co) and investors such as Morgan
Stanley and the Raven Group,
who have multi-million
dollar investment projects
before the GBPA and the Gov-
ernment.
The Raven Group project had
been proposed for a 1500-acre
site, and would take place in four
phases. The Tribune had
revealed that talks on the pro-
ject were being held earlier this
year, with the high-end, boutique


resort chain, Aman Resorts,
being lined up as the hotel oper-
ating partner.
The Raven Group project was
expected to create more than 700
jobs during construction, and
about 750 permanent jobs, with
the developers investing $250
million in "the early stages".
Morgan Stanley was cookingg
at a joint venture with Port
Group Ltd, the GBPA's affili-
ate, for the east of the Grand
Bahama waterway.
The development is slated for
2,000 acres at Barbary Beach,
and is understood to be the most
advanced of all the projects
being negotiated by the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd.
Marriott is understood to be
among the major brands inter-
ested in participating in the Mor-
gan Stanley project, the first
stage of which involves a $50 mil-
lion land purchase.
This will see Devco (the
Grand Bahama Development
Company) sell its 50 per cent
stake in the Barbary Beach land
to Morgan Stanley, which would
then by 50/50 partners in a
joint venture with Port Group
Ltd.
Mr Lowe, meanwhile, said the
licencees had arisen from their
"slumber" with the summons fil-
ing, which sought to determine
what had happened to the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement's
objectives and aims.
"It is also particularly unfor-
tunate that it has taken blows
being traded by the sparring
shareholding partners of the Port
to illuminate the situation, a sit-
uation the licensees have by and
large been kept ignorant of," Mr
Lowe said in a statement.
"It could be said that, no mat-
ter the number of licensees, a
number cloaked in secrecy by
the Port Authority to date, there
are as many opinions of events
transpiring to date as there are
licensees.
"Therefore this group of
licensees is seeking the facts,
truth and details, information
that should not have to be fought
for, but should always have been
available, especially when we
should have been privy to and
approving of any changes to the
practice of the terms of the
agreement.
"Perhaps, if viewed in a
greater context, our potential in,
Freeport can finally be realized if
an environment of transparency
is created, facilitating that long-
awaited and promised boom that
has, at times, held our hopes so
high, only to be dashed on the
rocks of apparent personal and
political manipulation."


The F ily


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To All Ou Customers And Friends
From


REMIER


We will be CL SED on Saturday April 7h, 2007
in observe nce of the Easter Holidays


Kingsway Academy

'. ENTRANCE


EXAMINATION

FOR SEPTEMBER 2007.

The Entrance Examination will be held at the
school on Bernard Road on Thursday, April
12 2007 a 8:00 a.m. for students wishing to
enter grades seven through ten. Deadline for
applications will be Wednesday, April
11. Aplications can be collected at the
Business Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


For more information please call telephone
numbers 324-8811: 324-3409: or 324-6269


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CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77
MURPHY TOWN, ABACO


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
(NASSAU)


I All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment
No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a single storey single family concrete building. This house
is less than 5 year old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750
sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room,
dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significant
improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well drained
and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property bounderies are clearly
delineated.
Appraisal: $167,580.00
The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.


corner on the left then


Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.

Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st
1st right, house is second on your right with garage.


DUNDAS TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT,
DUNDAS TOWN ABACO

All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq. ft.
being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown allotment
this land is rectangular in shape with dimensions of 80
ft by 180. Located on the above mentioned lot is a
concrete block structure with dimensions of 27 x40.
.,,, This house is an approximate 30 year old single family,
..- ..' residence comprising of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom,
living/dining area and kitchen. This house is in fairly
good condition for its age with a projected future life
of about 25 to 30 more years. The land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately
15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in an hurricane. The grounds are sparsely landscaped.

Appraisal: $90,000.00

This house is located in Dundas Town Abaco which is adjacent to Marsh Harbour and is painted white
trimmed teal green.


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY -
S* MUST SELL
_ill a i Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue

ELEUTHERA
Alli that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan
,. on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan
S.. ...no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site encompasses
a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms;
1 bathroom, living/dining room in one, and kitchen with a total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is
also a unit to this structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an average of approximately
$600 to $800 per month. There is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an
area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is
in very good condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications
as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is
flat and properly landscaped.

Appraisal: $177,412.00
This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately
1,200 ft Northerly from four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.


:ire Trail


LOT NO. 24, FRELIA SUBDIVISION
All that lot of land having an area of 6,724 sq. ft. being lot
No. 24 of the subdivision known and designated as Frelia
Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the Southwestern
District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 4 year old single storey residence consisting
of approximately 1,223 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, kitchen and
utility room. The land is flat and slightly below the level of
the roadway, but was brought up to road level by land fill
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainy periods of the year..The grounds are fairly kept, with
minimal landscaping in place. The yard is open at the front and enclosed on its sides and back
with 7ft chain linked fencing. Remedial work required to the house includes repair of cracks in the
partitions belts and columns.


Appraisal: $161,000.00
Travel south on Sir Milo Butler Highway until you get to Fire Trail Road. Turn left onto F
Road, go all the way to the last bend right, take first left then first right the subject house
5th house right painted white trimmed yellow.


(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)
ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements,
in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this
site encompasses a 12 year old single storney home
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room,
dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room,
with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06.
Property also includes a double car garage, and front
entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75.
This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass,
fiascos and some fruit trees.
Appraisal: $235,638.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower
Bogue.


LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS
,-' All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the
A R subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
A.s subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the
,, !Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
l |is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
I ..... ; ., 1n, i ti.4i with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
-juu u ijj iLconsisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed
living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380.
M ~lOMMi The building is a two storey house. Besides the
efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-
bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining
room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate
'control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans
and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective
age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy
periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with
flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard
is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with
metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.


LOT 194 BOYD SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)


All that lot of land having an area of 6,400 sq. ft. being lot
no 194 of the subdivision known as Boyd Subdivision, situated
in the central district of New Providence this property is
comprised of a 35 year old single family, single story residence
encompassing approximately 1,278 sq. ft. of enclosed living
-area and inclusive of separate living and dining rooms, and
an average size kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms
and an entry porch, of approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is
by 2 wall unit air conditioners. The property is at grade and
level with good drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting
of lawns and shrubs in the front, the subject is enclosed with
stone walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing
and a wrought iron gate in front there is a 208 sq. ft. cement driveway leading to a single covered
carport of 250 sq. ft. the subject site also has a concrete block storage shed measuring of approximately
143 sq. ft.


e is the Appraisal: $133,570.00
S:' -Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster Street to the 4th corner
S.. right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th property on the left side painted orange with red/white
trim.


LOT NO. 370 GRENADA CLOSE
GOLDEN GATES #2 (Nassau)

All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft., being lot
370 Grenada Close of the subdivision known and designated
Sas Golden Gates No. 2, situated in the Southwestern district
S: of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised
S..L.of 25 years old single family residence consisting of
-, -.a approximately 1,234 sq. ft., of enclosed living space with
3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/dining room, and kitchen.
The Land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway, walkway and low
shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing to the sides and rear.
Appraisal: $149,405.60
Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right at the Farmers Market just after passing the Golden Gates
Shopping Center, take 1st corner left, Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St Thomas Road, then
first left, grenada Crest, drive around the bend then 1st left again the subject property is the 2nd property left
house #4 painted peach trimmed black.


r ABACO LOT NO. 120 MURPHY TOWN
SAll that lot of land and improvements having an area
of 5,040 sq. ft. being portion of lot# 120 of the original
W, i. Murphy Town Crown allotments Abaco Bahamas.
--., ;--- .: : .... This property is comprised of a two storey concrete
; I .!i, I.q 1^ .^ R and wood structure still under construction consisting
S." '. '. :L" |of approximately 1,728 sq. ft. of enclosed living space.
S- The said building is utilized as a triplex apartment
R complex, with a 2 bedroom dwelling on the upper
storey. The lower portion of the building houses two
H i units, each with 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, living/dining
and kitchen spaces. The building is in average
condition and appears to be structurally sound. The
building also demonstrates a need for schelued
maintenance. The property is partially landscape with
boundaries clearly delineated. All major private and public cities are situate within one hundred
ft of the property site.
APPRAISAL: $154,476.00
This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco


APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows
Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th right, then 1st right. The
subject house is the 2nd house on the right side painted beige trimmed white.




BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties
within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse
with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately
26 acres.

RAINBOW SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 3 BLOCK 27 (ELEUTHERA)
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded
about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02 ft. east and about 99.94 ft south of Rainbow Hill Circul 139.91 ft west, all utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $37,440.00

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level.
This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511
sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00


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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS












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PAGE 8B. THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007


Stocks close moderately higher




following economic reports


* By TIM PARADISE
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Wall
Street caught its breath Wednes-
day after the previous session's
big advance, advancing only
slightly amid a mix of economic
data and a slight drop in oil
prices. Bond prices rose as
investors brushed off the eco-
nomic reports and went on a buy-
ing spree.
Economic data offered little
incentive to push stocks higher.
The Institute for Supply Man-
agement, an organization of cor-
porate purchasing executives,
reported that the nation's service
economy expanded at a slower
pace in March than in February.
But the market held on to
gains earned Tuesday when the
Dow Jones industrials and Stan-
dard & Poor's 500, riding some
optimism about the housing mar-


ket, rose to their highest levels
since a global pullback February
27.
-The data has been somewhat
mixed. People are still trying to
get a grasp on as the Fed inter-
prets this data what is it going
to do next," said Nick Raich
director of research at National
City Private Client Group, refer-
ring to the Federal Reserve's next
move on short-term interest
rates.
He said Wall Street's widely
held belief earlier in the year that
the economy was headed toward
a soft landing had been eroded
by concerns about the housing
market and the well-documented
woes of subprime mortgage
'lenders. Better-than-expected
housing news Tuesday fed the
advance that lifted the Dow 128
points.
According to preliminary cal-
culations Wednesday, the Dow


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rose 19.75, or 0.16 per cent, to
12,530.05.
Broader stock indicators made
modest gains. The Standard &
Poor's 500 index rose 1.60, or 0.11
per cent, to 1,439.37, and the Nas-
daq composite index rose 8.36,
or 0.34 per cent, to 2,458.69.
Bonds rose as investors looked
past mixed economic data for the
security of Treasuries. The yield
on the benchmark 10-year Trea-
sury note fell to 4.65 percent from
4.67 per cent late Tuesday. The
dollar was mixed against other
major currencies, while gold
prices rose.
Light, sweet crude settled
down 26 cents to $64.38 on the
New York Mercantile Exchange.
Oil prices, which had risen since
the dispute over Iran's capture
of 15 British sailors and marines
unfolded March 23, moved lower
but pared some of their losses


after release of inventory data.
Weekly Energy Department fig-
ures showed a greater-than-
expected draw last week of gaso-
line supplies.
Economic news, which has
kept Wall Street's attention in
recent months, gave mixed sig-
nals Wednesday. Investors have
been trying to determine whether
the economy can still slow grad-
ually a so-called soft landing
- or whether fissures in the
housing sector will place too
great a strain on economic
growth. Recent attention to
strains among so-called subprime
lenders, which make loans to
people with somewhat dubious
credit quality, has unnerved some
investors.
The Fed, which has left interest
rates unchanged at its last six
meetings after a string of 17
straight increases, has said infla-


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tion remains a concern even as
the economy slows.
"As long as growth continues
to run along below the speed lim-
it, that should ease some infla-
tion concern," said Craig Wright,
chief economist at RBC Financial
Group, referring to growth below
levels that might make the Fed
nervous. "The economic data is a
good proxy for what we're seeing
overall that growth is moder-
ating. Growth is shifting to a
slower speed and it's taking place
as inflation is drifting slightly
higher," Wright said.
The ISM report showed the
group's index of business activity
in the non-manufacturing sector
came in at 52.4 in March, down
from 54.3 in February. Wall
Street had been expecting a read-
ing of 54.7. Figures above 50 indi-
cate expansion. March was the
48th straight month of growth in
the non-manufacturing industries.
Also, new orders placed with
US factories for manufactured
goods rose by one per cent in
February; economists had been
expecting an increase of 1.9 per
cent.
Investors appeared unim-
pressed with a report from pay-
roll services company Automatic
Data Processing Inc. and consul-
tancy Macroeconomic Advisers
reported that predicts an increase
of 106,000 private jobs in March.
That came in below economists'
expectations for an increase of
150,000 jobs.
In corporate news, Best Buy
Co. fell $1.24, or 2.5 per cent, to
$47.89 after reporting its fiscal
fourth-quarter profit rose nearly
19 per cent.
Rival Circuit City Stores Inc.


posted an unexpected loss
because of sluggish sales growth
- especially in its flat-panel tele-
visions. Circuit City, the No. 2
electronics chain behind Best
Buy, fell seven cents to $18.21.
In other corporate news, Psivi-
da Ltd., an Australian developer
of bio-nanotech technology,
jumped 21 cents, or 10.3 per cent,
to $2.25 after signing an exclu-
sive research and license agree-
ment for its drug delivery tech-
nology with Pfizer Inc. Pfizer rose
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Greenbrier Cos., which makes
freight cars and provides services.
to railroads, fell $4.52, or 16.9 per
cent, to $22.20 after it swung to a
loss in its fiscal second quarter
amid lackluster demand.
Monsanto Co. rose $1.79, or
3.2 per cent, to $57.79 after the
world's largest seed company said
demand for corn-based ethanol
led to strong corn seed sales and
boosted fiscal second-quarter
profits by 23 per cent.
Advancing issues outpaced
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the New York Stock Exchange,
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shares compared with 1.56 bil-
lion shares traded Tuesday.
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies slipped 0.98,
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Overseas, Japan's Nikkei stock
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Hong Kong's Hang Seng index
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sometimes-volatile Shanghai
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52%k -ii 52wk.Low __ Secur.i Pre..o.u Close Toda~'s Close Charge Daily Vol EPS S Div S PIE Yield
1-.8: 0.54 Abac, Markets 0.95 0 96 0 01 1.000 -0 282 0000 N.M 0 00.o
12.05 10.70 Bahamas Property Fund 11.59 11.59 0.00 1.689 0.400 6.9 3.45%
9.00 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.00 9.00 0.00 0.737 0.260 12.2 2.89%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.265 0.020 3.2 2.35%
2.30 1.26 Bahamas Waste 2.30 2.30 0.00 0.199 0.060 11.6 2.61%
1.49 1.12 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 0.170 0.050 7.6 3.85%
10.33 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.35 10.35 0.00 300 0.915 0.240 11.3 2.32%
2.20 1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.078 0.040 26.9 1.90%
14.19 9.99 Commonwealth Bank 14.19 14.19 0.00 146 1.084 0.680 13.1 4.79%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.80 4.76 -0.04 211 0.118 0.045 40.7 0.94%
2.88 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.46 2.46 0.00 0.295 0.000 8.3 0.00%
6.21 5.54 Famguard 5.94 5.94 0.00 0.552 0.240 10.8 4.04%
12.49 10.99 Finco 12.49 12.49 0.00 0.779 0.570 15.7 4.58%
14.70 11.50 FirstCaribbean 14.61 14.61 0.00 0.977 0.500 15.0 3.40%
17.06 10.40 Focol 17.06 17.06 0.00 1.644 0.510 10.4 2.99%
1.15 0.50 Freeport Concrete 0.50 0.50 0.00 -0.434 0.000 NIM 0.00%
10.20 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.532 0.100 13.6 1.38%
9.10 8.52 J. S. Johnson 9.05 9.05 0.00 0.588 0.560 15.4 6.19%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.269 0.795 7.9 7.95%
, -. ...-., *. *. . .. .. .. .: : .;- '___--___._ ,.io.a a.O- .- ,-
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
14.30 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.766 1.125 8.8 7.71%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.20 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.770 1.320 8.3 9.04%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
. -.... ;.*. BseX t...alwau -raS. .W W@?W,8.^
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3337 1.2806 Colina Money Market Fund 1.333665"
3.0988 2.7451 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 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.3945 ....
FINDEX CLOSE 793.2 5 I 'TD&.8W git WP PT-A,_ .. -.'"
ieS ALL ,SHaIE INDEsX 1 IDe,: 2 = a ir., '*, MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KEY
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid S Buying pnce of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Seling price of Colina and fidelity 23 March 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted pnce for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted pnce for daily volume Weekly Vol Trading volume of the prior week 8 February 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value 31 January 2007
DIV Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100 "" 28 February 2007
."" 8 February 2007
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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007, PAGE 9B


Winn-Dixie transition


drops City Markets


profits by almost 60%


FROM page 5B


ums and dramatically higher
utility costs negatively impact-
ed profitability."
Withdrawal of Winn-Dixie's
systems after 40 years led
Bahamas Supermarkets to
make a major investment in
information technology.
As new products such as
IGA Foods were being
secured, the company said the
transition between Winn-Dix-
ie's own-brand products and
new labels left gaps in promo-
tional support,,particularly dur-
ing the holidays.
The company also blames
construction work on the new
Cable Beach store for ham-
-pering sales at the old site,
adding to the cramped park-


ing conditions, while road-
works affected the Indepen-
dence Drive store.
Bahamas Supermarkets was
also faced with extraordinary
costs, including substantial fees,
paid to Winn-Dixie under the
Transition Service Agreement.
Early termination of the agree-
ment, which came after the
end of the reporting period,
saved BSL $500,000, a sum
that will be reflected in future
net earnings results.
Leasehold improvements
and preparing Cable Beach
City Market reflected nega-
tively in the half-year report,
but sales since the store's open-
ing two weeks after period-end
have been brisk, the firm
added.
"While many factors created
temporary setbacks in results,
we have the utmost confidence


in the direction and future of
Bahamas Supermarkets, one
of the country's oldest and
most respected businesses,"
said Mr Sands.
While our net sales were
down slightly for the 28-week
period ending January 10, the
decline is attributable to spe-
cific and temporary causes.
"We are confident that we
have, and are continuing to,
put into place measures and
technology that will increase
operations efficiency and pro-
vide greater customer satisfac-
tion. In short, we believe that
with continued dedication and
hard work of our 700 staff,
management and executives
and with the improvements we
have approved for our stores,
operations, recruitment and
training, the future looks
bright."


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PROPERTIES LISTED

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Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code for each property.

HOUSES/AARMNT/CMERIA UIDIG


(401) Lots #17 & #18 Crown
Allotments, Love Hill Settle-
ment, Andros. Containing a
two-storey residence. Appraised
Value $100,000.
(806) Lots #1 & #2, Block 3 with
a parcel situated between Lot
#1, Block 3, containing a 4 bed-
room condominium Sunset
View Villas, West Bay Street.
Appraised Value $750,000.
(806) Lot #13, Block 4 of Coral
Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, N.P. with two houses
and a swimming pool, #312
N.P. bounded Northwardly by
a canal or waterway of the said
Subdivision known as Flamingo
waterway and running 102.004
ft. Eastwardly by lot #14 and
146.145ft Southwardly by a
reservation for a private road.
Appraised Value $530,000
(433) Lot #27 of Village Allot-
ment #14 in the Eastern District,
containing residence situated
on Denver Street off Parkgate
Road in the Ann's Town Con-
stituency, N.P. Property size
2,500 sq ft Building size 990 sq
ft Appraised value $50,000.
(304) Lot #213 containing resi-
dence in Elizabeth Estates East
Subdivision, N.P. Appraised
value: TBO
(304) Lot #2 in block #8, Steward
Road, Coral Heights East Subdi-
vision situated in Western Dis-
trict of N.P., approx. size 8,800
sq ft with a split level contain-
ing two bed, two bath, living,
dining & family rooms, kitchen
and utility room-approx. size of
building 2,658 sq ft. Appraised
value: $322,752
(702) Lot #20 with residen-
tial property located Sky-
line Heights. Appraised value
$280,000.

(902) Lot #14, Block #23 (125
x 80) situated Rainbow Bay,
Eleuthera containing a one sto-
rey house with 2 bed/1 bath,
kitchen, living room and 2
linen closets. Appraised value
$89,998.
(902) Lot of land 94 x 94 x 150
x 150 on Queens Highway just
south of Palmetto Point with a
two storey stone building con-
taining two apartments. Each


unit has 3 bed/2 1/2 bath,
kitchen, living room and 3
linen closets. Appraised value
$287,209.
(105) Lot with three bed, two
and a half bath residence, situ-
ated Bailey Town, North Bimini.
Appraised value TBO

(903) Lot #15 located Johnson
Harbour View Estate, Harbour
Island, size 6,750 sq ft with a
3 bed, 2 bath residence. Esti-
mated value $95,000.
(902) Lot (8,000 sq ft) situated
Sand's Alley, North Palmetto
Point with incomplete triplex
(concrete structure belt course
2,529.6 sq ft). Appraised value
$49,414.
(100) Developed property
Pinder's, Long Island contain-
ing a split level Mediterranean
style home with kitchen, liv-
ing room, dining room, master
bed & bath, two guest rooms,
full and half guest bathroom
on lower level. Also garage and
breezeway a gross area 4,212
sq ft. Kitchenette, master bed-
room and bath and front entry
porch features the upper level,
gross area of 780 sq ft. Porches
all around the concrete struc-
ture which is 90% complete.
Appraised value $650,000.
(400) Property situated in Cal-
abash Bay on the Island of
Andros. 75'x150' and contain-
ing thereon a small grocery
store 480 sq ft and an incom-
plete 3 bed 2 bath house 900 sq
ft. Appraised value $65,000.
(565) Lot #12 in Block #2 con-
taining 4 houses (3 wooden,
one partly concrete block,.
partly stucco building), 4,763
sq ft situated on Farrington
Road in the Western District
of New Providence. Appraised
value $68,000.
(505) A concrete single-family
residence located on Lot #212
Roland St, Ridgeland Park West
Subdivision. Appraised value
$72,035.
(902) Lot containing 3 bed 2
bath residence situated in the
settlement of Governor's Har-
bour bounded northwardly by
a 19ft road and running thereon
50ft eastwardly and running
thereon 100ft southwardly and


50ft westwardly.
value $90,000.


Appraised


(902) Lot #17, Block# 7 of Sec-
tion "A" of the Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision situated 3
miles Northeastward of Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera containing resi-
dence. Appraised value TBO.
(400) Lot #14 situated in the
settlement of Love Hill on
the Island of Andros totaling
20,000 sq. ft. Property con-
tains a two storey 5 bedroom, 3
bathroom residence. Appraised
value $185,000.
(203) Lot B situated on the
north side of Shell Fish Road,
being the third lot west of Fire
Trail Road and east of Hamster
Road with a one half duplex
residential premises. Appraised
value TBO

(433) Lot #71 located Yamac-
raw Shores, New Providence
containing 2 storey building
with 2 apartments above and
shops below. Appraised value
$317,000
(723) Residence in Ridgeland
Park, valued at $72,000.
(433) Lot Number A, located
Rocky Pine Road, Pineview
Heights Subdivision, Western
District, New Providence con-
taining triplex 7,000 sq ft gross.
Appraised value $200,000.
(701) Lot of land having the
number 16 in Block number 16
in Section Three of tile Subdivi-
sion called and known as Sea
Breeze Estates situated in the
Eastern District of New Prov-
idence. Property contains a
three bed, two bath residence.
Appraised value TBO.
(701) Lot of land being lot
number 11 in Block number 10
on a plan of allotments laid out
by Village Estates Limited and
filed in the dept of Land & Sur-
veys as number 142 N..P. and
situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence. Property
contains three bed, two bath
residence.
(800) Lot of land being lots
number 10 and 11 in block 29
of Coconut Grove Subdivi-
sion Robinson Road with two
storey building. Lot is trape-
zium in shape. Approximately
8,383 square feet. Appraised
value$490,000.00


VACANT PROPERTIES


(304) Lot D-2,415 west of Fox
Hill Road and 659 ft. south of
Joe Farrington Road, N.P. Ap-
praised value: TBO
(565) Vacant lot #5 located
Eleuthera Island Shores, Sea-
side Drive Section B, Block
#15, Eleuthera. 9,691 sq. ft. Ap-
praised value $21,805.
(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Ba-
hamia. Section IX Freeport,
Grand Bahama 90 ft wide along
Stratford Way and 150 ft along
Stratford Court. Appraised val-
ue $26,000.


(565) Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65
sq. ft.) situated in Mango Lane
Section "B" Block #15, Eleu-
thera Island Shores on the is-
land of Eleuthera. Appraised
value $25,665.

(902) .281 acre of vacant land
off Queen's Highway in the set-
tlement of Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. Appraised value
$31,320.

(800) Vacant property located
Bahamia South. Block 16 lot
9A, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Appraised value $15,000.00


(717) Vacant residential lot #25
(6,513 sq. ft) in James Cistern
North Subdivision, Eleuthera.
Appraised value $12,375
(401) Lot No. 17456 Bahama
Sound off Exuma No. 18,
located approximately 2.5 miles
northwestwardly of George
Town, Exuma. Appraised value
$18,000.
(800) Vacant property
located Dumping Ground Road,
Nassau Bahamas. Rectangu-
lar shape lot at 1,850 sq ft.
Appraised value $11,000.00


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NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
ANGOLA (BLOCK V) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows.
(a) ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION ANGOLA
(BLOCK V) LIMITED is dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
3rd day of April, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General
(c The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Texas 77002, U k.A
led the 3rd day of April, 2007.
HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO, LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company


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FROM page 1B

It's going to be beautiful.
We've been working on that
with some world-renowned
architects."
Mr Stein is due to be in Nas-
sau today for further talks with
the Bahamian government in
his quest to seal a Heads of
Agreement with the adminis-
tration for the $867 million
project.
"I'm certainly very hopeful
that we can get our Heads of
Agreement imminently and
within the current administra-
tion," Mr Stein told The Tri-
bune, although accomplishing
that is uncertain given that Par-
liament was yesterday dis-
solved ahead of the May 2 gen-


eral election.
He added that the plans to
revitalise the South Ocean
resort included a Straw Market
in the development's marina
village, with the project
designed "to provide a lot of
wonderful opportunities for
Bahamian entrepreneurs".
Mr Stein said he was "in
deeper negotiations and pretty
close on the four-star hotel"
to concluding a brand/operat-
ing partner agreement for the
facility. The Tribune under-
stands that this is likely to be
Hard Rock, although Mr Stein
again declined to comment on
this.
He added that the South
Ocean golf course's restora-
tion, carries out by Greg Nor-
man Golf Course Design, was
"almost done" and would be
re-opened in the last quarter
of 2007. The course would be
open on a pay-to-play basis,
and discount rates would be
offered for Bahamians.
"We're in discussions with
Greg Norman in taking a much
larger role in the overall devel-
opment, with estate homes, vil-
las and condos," Mr Stein said.
"I've been having conversa-
tions with them."


FINANCIAL INTELLI

UNIT (THE "FIU



PUBLIC NOTICE


Pursuant to
Act, 2000,
Suspicious
Prevention


In common with most major,
multi-use resort developments,
Mr Stein said that once
approved, South Ocean's rede-
velopment would take place in
two phases, the first involving
utilities and infrastructure such
as the installation of roads,
sewerage, telephone, electrici-
ty, reverse osmosis and water
storage facilities.
That, he added, was likely
to cost "a little over $200 mil-
lion", with the second phase,
involving the construction of
the 400-room four-star hotel;
140-room foive-star hotel; frac-
tional villas; 180 timeshare
units; second homes; 40,000
square foot casino; convention
centre; marina; tennis facilities;
spa and other facilities set to
cost around $500 million.
To clean up and preserve the
water and beachfront environ-
ment, Mr Stein said: "We're
spending a lot of money on
beach restoration and coral
reefs, which is a way of sus-
taining and beautifying them
for a long period of time."
The five-star resort is slated
to occupy the land where the
current South Ocean structures
currently lie, and the redevel-
opment aims to restore 1500-


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
Director
Financial Intelligence Unit
P.O. Box SB 50086
Nassau, The Bahamas


Si


1800 "linear feet of beach
space" directly in front of
them. Then, a new second
beach will be created to the
west towards Clifton Park, for
the four-star hotel and marina
"where one didn't exist before.
The whole beachfront will be
restored".
Mr Stein added that he i
planned to provide scholar-
ships for Bahamians to attend ,
South Ocean's planned tennis .
training facilities, and said: :
"I'm in conversations with two
major superstars to be running i
the facility."
The project to revitalise the
South Ocean Golf & Beach
Resort is projected to generate'
1,358 full-time jobs when fully -'
open, in addition to 1,200'
direct construction jobs during
peak build-out. "
A draft economic impact
study performed for the South
Ocean project by Oxford Eco-
nomics had projected that the
development, scheduled to
open in 2010 with construction
hopefully beginning this year,'
would inject $172 million in
visitor spending into the
Bahamian economy during its
first full operational year.
Hard construction spending,
which would involve the con-
struction of new buildings and
renovations to others, would
total $541 million by 2015, with
the total investment by Mr
Stein, RHS and their partners :
via the New South Ocean i
Development Company reach-
ing $867 million by that year.
Construction employment, ,
Mr Stein said, would average ;
877 persons over the 2007-2010
period, peaking in 2009.
The $541 million construc-
tion spending had been fore- i
cast to inject $217 million into
the Bahamas' GDP over nine
years, and generate $105 mil-
lion in wages. On the opera-
tional side, South Ocean was
forecast to produce a $3.7 bil-
lion GDP impact over its first
20 years, generating $1.5 bil-
lion in direct wages and
salaries for its employees.
In addition, the project was
forecast to generate $1.8 bil-
lion in revenues for the Gov-
ernment in the 23 years to
2030.












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that, the revised
Relating to the
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NOTICE
ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
ANGOLA (BLOCK V) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. 0. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 26th April,
A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the
Liquidator.

Dated the 3rd day of April, A.D., 2007.

Karen Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


Section 15(2) of The Financial
the public is hereby notified
Transactions Guidelines I
of Money Laundering and I


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British tobacco company '


expands business in


United States market I


HURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007, PAGE 111B


"Paying your bill

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ensure that your bill


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* By BRUCE SCHREINER
Associated Press Writer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -
British company Imperial
Tobacco Group PLC success-
fully plugged a giant gap in its
global business, entering the
United States cigarette market
with its acquisition of Ken-
tucky-based Commonwealth
Brands in a $1.9 billion deal
completed this week.
The deal allows Imperial, one
of the world's biggest tobacco
companies, to inherit the
fourth-largest cigarette produc-
er in the United States. Com-
monwealth Brands, maker of
discount brands USA Gold and
Sonoma, has an estimated 3.7
per cent of the $376 billion US
market.
Imperial Chief Executive
Gareth Davis said this week
that his company plans to boost
profit from its new acquisition
by launching additional brands.
"We will absolutely be invest-
ing to grow and develop the
business there," Imperial
spokesman Alex Parsons said
in a phone interview Wednes-
day.
Imperial bought Common-
wealth Brands from Bowling
Green, Ky.,-based Houchens
Industries Inc., whose other
businesses include Food Giant,
IGA, Piggly Wiggly and Mad
Butcher food stores. Houchens
acquired Commonwealth
Brands, the trading name of
CBHC Inc., in 2001.
Jimmie Gipson, chairman of
privately owned Houchens, said
the deal with Imperial pairs
Commonwealth Brands with a
company that "has a tradition
of success in the tobacco indus-
try and the resources to contin-
ue its growth."
"The sale generates signifi-
cant value for Houchens' share-
holders and will provide capital
to expand our existing busi-
nesses and to seek new busi-
ness opportunities," Gipson
said.
Cpnmmonweajh Brands is
bas e in Bpwlig ,Greenin,
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south-central Kentucky, and
Parsons said Imperial has no
plans to move those operations.
The senior management team
at Commonwealth Brands will
stay on to help chart Imperial's
course in the United States,
Parsons said.
Commonwealth Brands has
a work force of about 720 and a
factory in Reidsville, N.C., that
makes about 14 billion ciga-
rettes a year. Its other brands
are Montclair, Malibu and Riv-
iera.
Parsons said Imperial had
resisted the US market because
of the "litigation climate" in
which a number of multimillion
dollar lawsuits were filed
against the tobacco industry.
"That has eased considerably
in recent years," Parsons said.
As a result, Imperial decid-
ed "the timing was right" to
enter the American cigarette
market, he said. The British
company already had a US
presence through its New Jer-
sey-based Robert Burton Asso-
ciates subsidiary that sells ciga-
rette papers and tubes.
Imperial's expansion to the
United States got the attention
of its competitors.
At the time the Common-
wealth Brands sale was
announced in February,
Reynolds American Inc. chair-
man Susan M Ivey called it a
"good strategic buy" by Imper-
ial. "Commonwealth has always
been a strong competitor in that
low-value market," Ivey said at
the time.
North Carolina-based
Reynolds American is the
nation's second-largest tobac-
co company behind industry
leader Philip Morris USA.
Reynolds' cigarette brands
include Camel, Kool and Pall
Mall. Philip Morris USA's
brands include Marlboro, Vir-
ginia Slims, Parliament and
Basic.
The Bristol, England-based
Imperial, whose brands include
Regal, Lambert & Butler and
Davidoff, sold 187 billion ciga-
rettes in more than 130 dountil


tries in the fiscal year ending
last September a seven per
cent sales increase from the pre-
vious year. Davis previously
said Imperial expects the US to
become its third-largest market
behind Britain and Germany.
-'We want to grow and devel-
op the business, and there are
some significant blank spots on
our global footprint," Parsons
said. "And the US was obvi-
ously a key one to look at."
He said Imperial views the
United States as "an extremely
profitable market."
Parsons, citing competitive
reasons, declined to offer hints
on whether Imperial's US strat-
egy will focus on discount
brands or introduction of its
premium cigarettes.
"We don't want to show our
hand," he said.
When the deal was
announced in February, Imper-
ial said the net cost of the acqui-
sition was $1.5 billion when
including some tax benefits.
Deutsche Bank Securities
Inc. analyst Marc Greenberg
said Commonwealth Brands
becomes a "different animal"
with Imperial's backing. Still,
he was skeptical that "this great
big, strong competitor is going
to come in and make a big
splash in the US market."
Greenberg said Common-
wealth Brands has enjoyed
growth in the discount segment.
Introducing premium brands in
the US, however, would be a
challenge for Imperial, he said.
"If you were going to pick on
a brand competitor in a cate-
gory, I don't think you would
choose Marlboro in cigarettes,
or Camel for that matter,"
Greenberg said.
Greenberg said Imperial's
entry into the American mar-
ket will have little or no imme-
diate impact on the industry
leaders, but said they'll keep an
eye on the new US player.
"It's a scale player in their
marketplace with significant
capital," he said. "So they're
smart and they won't ignore
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TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS

CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.



THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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 orAbaco.


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.



"TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.
SERVING THE WHOLE BAHAMAS"


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sources Development


As ciation

"Growing to ter serve you" in 2007.

We thank you, our members, for your suppoi thus far as we look forward to your continued support.


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ADDERLEI RICHARD DEMERITE. EMI.1
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Topic: Building Human Relati' Breaking Barriers in Labour Relations

Our workshop under the banner of "Ef tive Talent Management" will be held in May.
We look for rd to your support.


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THE TRIBUNE


Credit Suisse Nassau

Branch
is presently considering applications for a

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
; hi position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:
S"Iain tasks:


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APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING.
meeting the minimum requirements need not apply.
PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Applications should be submitted to:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4928
Nassau, Bahamas


R RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 18, 2007.


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Involvement in various investment banking and Group accounting issues and
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arrangement, the shares of a
deceased member of a compa-
ny (in this case the ultimate
beneficial owner) normally
devolve on the personal rep-
resentative of the deceased
member's estate, by operation
of law, and the deceased mem-
ber's assets are distributed in
accordance with the provisions
of his will or the rules of intes-
tacy, if he dies intestate.
Therefore, on the death of
an ultimate beneficial owner
and subject to the provisions
of the Articles of Association
of the company, shares held by
a nominee shareholder, on
,behalf of an ultimate benefi-
cial owner, cannot be disposed
of in any way that the company
chooses, since the legal own-
ership of such shares is that of
the personal representative of
the ultimate beneficial owner,
not the nominee shareholder.
NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute, nor is it a substi-
tute, for legal advice. Persons
reading this article and/or col-
umn, generally, are encour-
aged to seek the relevant legal
advice and assistance regarding
issues that may affect them and
may relate to the information
presented.
Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is
a practising attorney in the
Chambers of Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald Should you have
any comments regarding this
article, you may contact Mr
Fitzgerald at Suite 212,
Lagoon Court Building, Olde
Towne Mall at Sandyport,
West Bay St., P. O. Box CB-
11173, Nassau, Bahamas or
at 327-3347 (telephone).


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(IN CONJUNCTION WITH)
ISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY



NOTICE

AHAMAS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP 2007

invited from suitably qualified persons for the All Bahamas Merit Scholarship.
ill be given for 4 (four) years tenable at accredited universities or colleges in the
States of America, United Kingdom or Canada, commencing August 2007.

t:


Be a citizen of The Bahamas who has been educated in The Bahamian
Secondary School system;
Be between the ages of 16 and 19 years and should have completed
secondary school in the year of application or not later than one year after
graduation;
Be unmarried and childless;
Possess at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent;
Have at least seven (7) BGCSE's with a minimum of four (4) A's and two (2)
B's;
Have a minimum SAT score of 1150;
Show integrity of character and respect for others;
Prove participation in beneficial community activities

VALUE OF AWARD

The award will include tuition fees, room and board, one round trip ticket, clothing
and a personal and book allowance. The total award is not to exceed $35,000.00
per annum.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and
Education Loan Division of The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology or
from the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology's website at


www.bahamas


,education.com


Completed application forms should be returned to reach The Scholarship
and Education Loan Division, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
P. 0. Box N-3913, No later than Monday, April 30, 2007.


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use offshore companies to hide
or launder money from their
illegal activities, and keep
themselves and the source of
their funds inconspicuous.
It is highly recommended
that stricter KYC requirements
be established by financial and
corporate services providers,
or financial institutions, when it
comes to verifying client iden-
tification and distinguishing
conclusively the nature and
ambit of a client's business
dealings, before the provision
of such services are offered to
a client.
Alternatively, a financial and
corporate services provider or
financial institution may wish
only to offer nominee services
to well-known or existing
clients on a case-by-case basis,
and still require full KYC and
customer due diligence infor-
mation, where this information
has not already been obtained
and verified. This is notwith-
standing the referral of clients
requesting nominee share-
holder services by the repre-
sentative offices, branches, sub-
sidiaries or affiliates of finan-
cial institutions or financial and
corporate service providers.
In either case, as is a require-
ment in any risk-based
approach to the implementa-
tion and enforcement of cus-
tomer due diligence policies.
and procedures, systematic
monitoring and reporting of
companies with nominee ser-
vices should be established and
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In order to provide nominee
shareholder services, financial
institutions in the Bahamas
must apply to the Central
Bank of the Bahamas (the
Central Bank) for a restricted
nominee trust licence, under
the provisions of the Banks
and Trust Companies Regula-
tion Act 2000, in accordance
with the procedure outlined in
The Bank and Trust Compa-
nies (Licence Application)
Regulations.
Licensee
A nominee trust licensee is a
nominee company that has
obtained a restricted license
from the Central Bank, and
holds securities and other
assets in its own name on
behalf of clients of its parent
bank or trust company, but
carries on no other trust busi-
ness.
The minimum capital
requirement for a nominee
trust licensee is B$10,000, and
the annual fees payable under
the Bank and Trust Compa-
nies Regulation Act is B$2,500.
The nominee company must
be a company incorporated
under the Companies Act
1992, since International Busi-
ness Companies (IBCs) are
prohibited, under the Interna-
tional Business Companies Act
2000, from engaging in banking
or trust business in the
Bahamas.
Notwithstanding the nuances
of a nominee shareholder
arrangement, one should note
that under company law and
in consideration of the legal
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THF TRIBUNE


BISX rules changes to speed


up issuer financial reporting


FROM page 1B

posed amendment to the
issuers' continuing obligations
rules was that directors, chief
executives and chief financial
officers, "particularly with
quarterly financials, had to
make a public declaration that
these financial reports were in
compliance and had been
published in compliance with
International Financial Report-
ing Standards (IFRS) for inter-
im accounts.
"Right now, we're not satis-
fied that all companies are
meeting their requirements in
that regard," Mr Davies said.
"So we're going to require
them to make declarations. It's
going to raise the bar."
The key, he added, was that
the quarterly results required
by BISX-listed companies
were in compliance with the
format required by the IFRS.
Another proposed rules
change, Mr Davies explained,
was a requirement for all BISX
issuers "to make all material
disclosures to a new depart-
ment in BISX, called the BISX
Companies Announcements
Office".
The proposal will require all
issuers, under BISX rules, to
file all results and material dis-
closures with this office first in
an electronic format, using the
secure filing process that the
exchange has adopted.
Once received and
processed, the new BISX
department would "make avi-
lable on a website these dis-
closures for and on behalf of
the companies".
Investors, shareholders, the
media and members of the
general public would be able to
sign up to receive an electron-
ic password enabling them to
access the site, Mr Davies say-
ing: "We're going to have elec-
tronic filing and electronic dis-
closure.
"From our perspective, this
is much more accurate, much
more timely, disclosure abili-
ty. We have so much difficulty


right now with intermittent dis-
closure."
He indicated that the pro-
posal was intended to elimi-
nate asymmetrical information
in the Bahamian securities
markets, where some investors
heard of material events earli-
er than others and exploited
this to their advantage, due to
issues such as anomalies with
the post.
In addition, the electronic
filing of annual reports, quar-
terly results and other infor-
mation with the new BISX
department would reduce costs
for listed companies that they
incurred with the existing
shareholder mailouts.
Mr Davies said other
changes to the continuing
obligations rules placed the
onus on listed companies to be
proactive when making timely
disclosures of material infor-
mation, and show they were
making the effort to do so.
As public companies, they
had continuing obligations to
disclose material information
to the investing public, such as


capital structure changes, share
buybacks and rights offerings,
and there were a number of
"certain steps" to take.
On the proposed listings
rules changes, Mr Davies said:
"For the first time, the listings
committee has the ability to
disqualify a director from serv-
ing in that capacity on a BISX-
listed issuer.
"If a director remains, he can
impair the suitability of an
issuer to remain on the
exchange for the long-term."
The BISX chief executive
added that the redrafted rules
also included requirements
that there be independent
directors on the Board, "and
that they play a specific role
with regard to decision mak-
ing; that they be identified and
if there are changes that they
be identified".
The listings rules changes,
Mr Davies said, defined and
explained the listings commit-
tee's obligations, suties,

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positions:

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR:
Responsible for the profitability and efficiency of the office and providing leadership
and direction in human resources, budgeting, compliance, billing & collections, expense
management, marketing, filing, technology and office services. The Office Manager will
also be responsible for the preparation of financial statements, bank reconciliations and
management accounts.
REQUIREMENTS & PERSONAL ARIBUTEms FOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOwR
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
Minimum of three years relevant administrative management experience.
Bachelor's Degree or higher in related field. Masters degree preferred
Proven ability to enhance operational efficiencies
Proficient in the use of the Microsoft range of applications
Knowledge of Quick Books

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER:
Responsible for the maintenance and control of client records, payments and
disbursements, the preparation and analysis of monthly client financial and invoices, and
posting and reconciliation of client cash and security trading transactions. The Client
Relationship Manager will also be responsible for preparation, maintenance and analysis of
loan/trust documentation and related fiduciary records.

REQUIREMENTS & PERSONAL ATrRIBUTES FOR CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
Minimum of three years relevant IBC/corporate administration
experience.
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Business, Law, Finance, Economics or Accounting
required. Masters degree preferred
Excellent data entry skills
Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Word & Excel
Ability to read and interpret governing instruments and legal documentation
including trust agreements, wills, investment management agreements, custodian
agreements, etc.

Both Candidates should also meet the following criteria:
Proven ability to enhance operational efficiencies
Experience with compliance and KYC processes and procedures
Strong technical and managerial skills
Excellent communication, analytical and reasoning skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
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Both positions offer attractive salary and benefits package, reflecting the
successful applicant's experience and qualifications, including a pension plan
and medical coverage.

Qualified individuals should submit complete resumes including references before April
10h, 2007 to:
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P. 0. Box N-7120
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Credit Risk Management Managing Director's Office
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THE TRIBUNE


Bahamian planning $16m resort facelift


FROM page 1B



ings have been going well. He


said he met with the Finan-
cial Services and Investments
Minister, Vincent Peet, whom
he described "as very accom-
modating."
Right now. Mr Rodgers said


PUBLIC NOTICE










Legal Notice
NOTICE

CHINEWOOD LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commence on the 03rd
April, 2007 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Paul Evans of
Helvetia Court, South Esplanade, St Peter Port,
Guernsey GY1 4EE.

Dated this 05th day of April, A.D. 2007

Paul Evans
Liquidator


Legal Notice
NOTICE

GREAT KONSTANTIN LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) GREAT KONSTANTIN LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companiies.Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commence on the 03rd
April, 2007 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mark Edward Jackman
of c/o I Raffles Link #05-02, Singapore 039393.

Dated this 05th day of April, A.D. 2007


Mark Edward Jackman
Liquidator


Legal Notice
NOTICE

RISSOL LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commence on the 4th
April, 2007 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust
Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 05th day of April, A.D. 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator



Legal Notice

NOTICE


LOUBURG REAL ESTATE INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, LOUBURG REAL ESTATE
INC. is in dissolution as of December 22, 2006.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is
the Liquidator.



LIQUIDATOR


he is in the process of finalising
the expansion plans before
they go into deeper conversa-
tions and make a full-fledged
presentation.
Mr Rodgers added that with
all the anticipated investment
projects in the Bahamas, it was
a very good time to be
Bahamian, but he also
acknowledged that Bahamians
often have trouble in starting
such large-scale ventures.
However, he pointed out
that before potential business
persons go to government for
assistance, "they should be
sure to have all their ducks in a
row, you can't go in half step-
ping, so to speak.
"Opportunities can present
themselves, but the biggest
problem is funding. There are
Bahamians who are capable of
owning anywhere from a five-
room bonefish lodge to a mega
resort the size of Atlantis. The
problem is being in a position
where you can get the financ-
ing to do it. Unfortunately,
when Bahamians are getting
into projects and they can't get
local financing, they have to
go abroad and that is a hard


sell, because you are going into
a foreign country to ask for
money to build in a foreign
country.
"I think the opportunities
are there and the Government,
whoever it may be, has to take
a chance on these people and
their ideas, because an idea is
just an idea, but an idea with
money behind it anything is
possible."
The young hotelier has been
in the service industry for more
than 20 years, and said his
dream of owning a resort was
nurtured by Atlantis owner Sol
Kerzner, who served as his
mentor.
He said that working with
Mr Kerzner was an incredible
experience, which provided
him with invaluable insight
into how to cater to guests and
run a successful property. Two
Turtles is the realisation of a
dream and a testament to Mr
Kerzner's confidence in him.
"I always wanted to do
something in Exuma, and I
hope to create something that
not only the people of Exuma
can be proud of, but something
that Bahamians can be proud


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NELCIA JOSEPH OF
COLLETON ST., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 30th day of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.




NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that HERMAN LEONCE OF JOHNSON
ROAD, P.O. BOX FH-14089, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts.within twenty-eight days
from the 5TH day of APRIL, 2007 to the,Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



A Sales Man Needed Urgently
We are a growing retail company, we are offering:
Base Salary, Bonuses, Pension Plan, Training and lots of
Fun. We are looking for: A young man between the age of
17 and 25, he must be Energetic, Out
Going, Stable, Hard Working, Well Groomed, Honest and
Reliable.
Interested then call for an interview
356-4512 or 356-4514



TAYLOR INDUSTRIES LTD.
WILL BE CLOSED
FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAY ON


FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

MONDAY, APRIL 9TH


WE REGRET ANY

INCONVENIENCE THIS WILL

CAUSE TO OUR CUSTOMERS.


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


ECO B LIMITED

VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of
ECO B LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 14th March 2007.


of," Mr Rodgers said.
He added that although the
infrastructure on Exuma can
be improved upon, there is
enough of a foundation in
place.
"The docking facility needs
to be improved. Fortunately
for us, the water system is
improving, it is actually pretty
good now," Mr Rodgers said.
"There are some challenges
from a communication stand-
point because the population
growth on Exuma has sort of
taken everybody off guard.


The population has tripled in
the last two years to keep up
with the level and the amount
of people that are now on the
island."
He pointed out that the basic
infrastructure, such as lights
and running water and tele-
phones are all there.
"We have an international
airport that has direct flights
from the United States, so the
basic stuff is there to sustain
growth, it just needs a little
improvement," Mr Rodgers
said.


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BISX rules changes to speed



up issuer financial reporting


FROM page 13B
responsibilities and composi-
tion, its powers and relation-
ship to BISX staff members.
"A major new section on
sanctions" that can be levied
by the BISX listings committee
has also been proposed, with
the list of sanctions available
expanded and details of how
they can be applied included.
Mr Davies said there were
two different types of sanction
proposed public and non-
public, the latter involving
warnings and censures along
the lines of *please don't'.
A guidance note detailing
three levels of sanctions that
could be applied were also
included, moves intended to
reassuring the investing pub-
lic that BISX was taking the
necessary steps to protect their
interests.
The disciplinary process for
listed issuers was also set out,
Mr Davies explained, detail-


ing how issuers were first
informed, the listings commit-
tee's ability to negotiate a set-
tlement with them, how the
process was conducted and
final rulings.
"It's an all-encompassing set
of rules to be able to be listed."
Mr Davies said.
Another section deals with
disclosures by company offi-
cers, directors and other insid-
ers of their trading activities in
the firm's stock.
"The Securities Industry Act
requires it, but this formalises it
and takes it a step further in
requiring disclosure to the
exchange," Mr Davies said.
The areas targeted for
reform by Mr Davies and
BISX are among those that
have long been identified by
observers as being among the
weakest in the Bahamian cap-
ital markets regulatory set-up.
They have also been addressed
by regulators globally.
These are the timeliness and


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 131 of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
WIVENHOE HOLDINGS LIMITED is in dissolution.
Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can be contacted at
Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau,
Bahamas. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their names addresses and
particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before
May 3, 2007.



ALRENA MOXEY
LIQUIDATOR,


Legal Notice
NOTICE



MARAQUECHE LTD.

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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




MILO B. BUTLER:

& SONS CO. LTD.,

Located on

PEACH STREET OFF
MONTROSE AVENUE

will have its

PROPERTY CLOSED OFF
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

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to retain their rights to
the Private Roads


We apologize for any
inconvenience caused
S ncliiii l l llilonvenience causedII iiiiiiiil


transparency of financial
reporting and material disclo-
sures by BISX-listed entities;
corporate governance and
Board composition issues,
relating mainly to independent
directors; and giving teeth to
the penalties and sanctions that
BISX and Bahamian regula-
tors can enforce against com-


panies and market participants
who breach the rules.
The moves to amend the
BISX rules also coincide with
moves by the Securities Com-
mission of the Bahamas and
the Government to reform the
Securities Industry Act 1999,
the chief governing law for the
Bahamian capital markets.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, GUERDA JEAN-
BAPTISTE of No.3 South Beach Estates, c/o P.O.Box N-
9598, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name
GUERDA DOLCE. 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 N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


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


Legal Notice
NOTICE



TARASSACO LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution, which commenced on the
3rd day of April 2007. The.Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
In., P.O.Box N-7757 N i, Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




MUST SELL

VACANT PROPERTY

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.





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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that DIEUFORT CELOUIS
OF MARSH HARBOUR, P.O. Box AB 21020, ABACO,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, 'and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 5th day
of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EMMANUEL LOUISUIS OF
ROCK SOUND, ELEUTHERA, 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 30th day of
March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas. j


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that FEDNA PETIP BEAU, P.O. BOX
SB-41300, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 5TH day of APRIL, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau,-
Bahamas.
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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that GINETTE LOUIS PIERRE-
CELOUIS OF MARSH HARBOUR, P.O. Box AB 21020,
ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 5th day
of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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-Teah e, 0 lon Th Way ..Psalm 119:33
Shirley Street
Invites applications from qualified Christian teachers
for the following positions for the 2007-2008 School
Year.

- Journalism / Literature (Gr. 10-12)
- Religious Knowledge Bible (Gr: 7-12)
- Math (Gr. 7-12)
- Physics (Gr. 10-12)
- Agriculture (Gr. 7-9)
- Technical Drawing (Gr. 7-12)
- Accounts/Commerce/Economics (Gr. 10-12)
- Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)
- Spanish (Gr. 7-12)
- Georgraphy/History (Gr. 10-12)
- Chemistry
- Business Studies (Gr. 10-12)
- Health Science (Gr. 7-9)
- General Science (Gr. 7-9)
- Computer Studies (Gr. 7-12)
- Music (Gr. 7-12)
- Biology (Gr. 10-12)
- Language Arts/Literature (Gr. 7-12)
- Art/Craft (Gr. 7-12)
- Food Nutrition (Gr. 10-12)
- Clothing Construction (Gr. 10-12)
- Social Studies (Gr. 7-9)
- Home Economics (Gr. 7-9)

Applicants must:

A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of Faith
of Temple Christian School.

B. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or
higher from a recognized College or
University in the area of specialization.

C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma.

D. Have at least two years teaching experience
in the relevant subject area with excellent
communication skills.

E. Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students for all examinations to the
BJC/BGCSE levels.

F. Be willing to participate in the high school's
extra curricular programmes.

Application must be picked up at the High School
Office on Shirley Street and be returned with a full
curriculum vitae, recent coloured photograph and
three references to:

Mr Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application Is April 30th, 2007


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with Nassau f1irm


Androsia, the Andros-based Batik
manufacturer, yesterday said
Commonwealth Fabrics in
Palmdale was the only Over-the-Hill Nas-
sau store to now be carrying authentic
Androsia fabric, the two having signed a
distribution agreement.
Executive
Jeff Birch, Androsia's chief executive,
said in a statement that the company had
launched Androsia Your Way, a cus-
tomised approach to ordering garments
and accessories, while its website was
being revamped with a shopping cart to
aid customers' online orders.
"We are delighted to be working with
Commonwealth Fabrics. The past year


has been challenging for Androsia, as we
have had to combat a foreign-produced
copycat batik that's taken some of our
market share. But we are still here, and
we're surviving because we have the sup-
port and commitment of the Bahamian
people," said Mr Birch.
Androsia last year warned about an imi-
tation batik product that was being mar-
keted as if it was authentic, alleging that it
was not made in the Bahamas and nor
was it authentic Androsia.
Positive
"We're still here, with a positive atti-
tude, making progress and developing our
line. We recently launched Androsia Your
Way, a new customised approach to order-


ing our garments and accessories. The
Androsia website, www.Androsia.com, is
in the prm cess of being revamped with a
shopping cart to facilitate customer
orders," id Mr Birch.
Products
Andrc ia products are sold at the
Androsii factory outlet store in Fresh
Creek, / ndros, and at retail outlets in
Nassau a d the Family Islands. Androsia
was start d by the Birch family in 1973 as
a cottag industry to provide jobs for
Bahamia s. Today, the company employs
more tha 20 people and manufactures a
variety oi batik fabric designs, along with
an array f clothing for men, women and
children, is well as textiles for the home.


Ex-CFAL executive

joins FirstCaribbean

capital markets team


FIRSTCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank (Bahamas) has
appointed a former CFAL
(Colina Financial Advisors)
executive as a business analyst
with its newly-established cap-
ital markets team.
Prior to joining First-
Caribbean, Jamaal Stubbs
worked in the areas of investor
education and financial media
relations at CFAL.
During his career, he has
held filled a number of roles,
including research analyst,
licensed securities trader and
cash manager.


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Mr Stubbs holds a Bachelor
of Business Administration
from Acadia University
Wolfville in Canada, and is a
Level II candidate in the Char-
tered Financial Analyst pro-
gramme.
As Business Analyst, he will
be responsible for performing
competitive analyses and pro-
viding key research in the
development of deal struc-
tures. Mr Stubbs will be based
in the Bahamas office, which
serves clients in the Bahamas,
British Virgin Islands and the
Turks and Caicos Islands.


* JAMA L STUBBS


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July 27, 1933 April 8, 2006

One year has passed since you quietly
slipped away and, still we morn our loss.

Even though we can no longer see your
smile or hear yourvoice or feel your hugs,
you will forever be in our thoughts
because you have left us with precious
memories of your love and kindness. You
were free in giving and shared whatever
little you had in love.

As a husband you were my knight in '
shining armour
As a father you were loving and caring
As a grandfather you were fun loving and
dependable
As a brother you were trustworthy and a
friend
As a friend you were a confidant
We love you but Jesus loves you best.


We miss you dearly; gone but definitely
not forgotten.
Lovingly remembered by wife, children,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
" sisters,Jbrothers, nieces;'iepTfiews, other
relatives and friends

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' In Loving Memory .


Lady Iris 0. Arnett
1936 -2006
To the world's greatest mother, sister,
grand-mother, aunt and teacher...
Your life on earth it seemed too
short, for those who loved you so,
You were the one that we ran to,
now where are we to go?
It seems like only yesterday we had
you by our side, but now it's
God's side that you're on and in His
love you abide.
One full year has passed and gone
since we've seen your face, but it
gives us such great joy within
a- knowing you're in God's grace. p


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Turquoise

Funeral Notices for


Mrs. Christiana Augusta
"Mama Ceva"
Jones-Williams, 90

of North Victoria Hill, San Salvador will be held
on Saturday, April 07, 2007 at 10am at Golden
Gates Native Baptist Church, Lobster Avenue
Golden Gates No.1. Rev. Dr. Michael C.
Symonette CBE., JP, assisted by Rev. Dr. Alonzo
A. Hinsey, Rev. Leonard Miller and Rev. Albert
Brown will officiate and burial will be in St.
James Native Baptist Church Cemetery, St. James
Road.

The Radiance of this "Turquoise of A Gem" Will always glow in the hearts of her:
Four Sons: Harry, Reginald Sr., Ronald and Eric Williams Sr.;
Three Daughters: Melinda Fernander, Lurie Gibson and Alma Storr;
Step Daughter: Edna Williams;
Forty Four Grand Children: Jackie, Franklyn, Kevin, Perry, Andrea, Karen, Sharon,
Enita, Monique, Reginald Jr., Sonia, Cleveland, Nicole, Gina, Deidre, Wendy, Diena,
Shelly, Emilyann, Erica, Sharon, Sonia, Raquel, Eric Jr., Dedorah, Wayne, Andrea,
Alva, Floyd, Jackie, Cindy, Valderine, Dorsette, Mavis, Alrena, Bernadette, Jeffrey,
Pamela, Keva, Troy, Emmerson, Clement, Cleveland and Nicola;
Seventy Six Great Grand Children Including: Deno, Shenieka, Natasha, Delvin,
Lestia and Janice;
Seventeen Great, Great Grand Children: Deontae, Quetell, D'Asia, Jason Jr.,
Tarron, Jeffrey Jr., Jade and Hillary;
Son-in-law: Wellington Fernander;
Three Daughters-in-law: Margaret, Linda and Curlean Williams;
Eleven Nephews: Mervin, Peter, Roy, Basil, Bernard, Elic, Sidney, Rev. Osbourne
Rolle, Michael, Herbert and Samuel;
Nineteen Nieces: Beryl, Manerva, Nora, Dorothy, Maudline, Ella, Gloria, Eloise,
Sandra, Andrea, Renee, Daisy, Mertlyn, Audrey, Maud, Tesser, Olive, Vangy and
Rose;
Sister-in-law: Alanare Jones;
Twenty Nine: Great Grand Nephews;
Twenty: Great Grand Nieces;
Other relatives and friends including: Pastor Arlington and Ivy Butler, Orion
Walker, Ruth Nairn, Bernard and Isadora Storr, Bert Deveaux, Rev. Ada Forbes,
Rev. Heinex and Anna Reckley, Thomas Hanna, Lorraine Role, Joyce Hamilton,
Rev. Dr. Michael C. and Rev. Hilda Symonette, Rev. Dr. Alonzo and Rev. Jessie
Hinsey, Deaconess Adline Thurston, Luther and Bernice Major, Millie and Estelle
many other loving family and friends and the entire Island of San Salvador.

The Body will be viewed in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary &
Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road, on Friday, April 06, 2007 from Ipm
to 5pm and at Golden Gates Native Baptist Church, on Saturday, April 07, 2007
from 9am to service time.


Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary@coralwave.com view video
tributes, sign guest book to share your condolence, sympathy, love and memories.


Mr. Charles Wilfred
"Charlie Boy"
Tinker, 62

of #04 Rowena Road, Claridge Dale Gardens and
formerly of High Rock South, Andros will be held
on Saturday, April 07, 2007 at 11am at Community
Holiness Church, Bahama Avenue and Amos
Ferguson Street. Rev. Gladstone Patton Jr., assisted
by other Ministers will officiate and burial will
be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum,
John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
The Radiance of this "Turquoise of A Gem" will always glow in the hearts of his:
Wife: Arabella Tinker;
Five Sons: Dwight, Robert, Adrian, Kevin and Troy Tinker;
Three Daughters: Charis and Doris Tinker and Pauline Thomas;
Four Grand Sons: Sir Donne Lloyd, Mario Tinker, Cameron Thomas and Tavaris
Dames;
Five Grand Daughters: Shavanah and Shenicka Tinker, Stephanique and Sheniece
Thomas and Troya Rolle;
Mother: Mildred Andrews-Tinker;
Two Sisters: Muddle Tinker and Judy Strachan;
Father-in-law: Mr. Amos Ferguson;
Uncle: Emmanuel Rolle of Fort Lauderdale, Florida;
Five Aunts: Viola Sands, Marri Brown, Frances Forbes, Ethel Rolle and Lily
Duncombe;
Two Daughters-in-law: Latonya and Anya Tinker;
Three Nephews: William Burrows; Kevin Huyler and Philip Armbrister;
Five Nieces: Nicola Burrows, Daphne Simmons, Tia Swann, Raquel Huyler and
Lakeshia Armbrister;
Two Brothers-in-law: Levi Wilson and Sterling Strachan;
Two Sisters-in-law: Eulamae Patton and Erlene Wilson;
Cousins: Alice Edwards, Betty Hanna, Gladys Saunders, Lucille, Myrtle and Frank
Andrews, Keith Poitier, George Pintard, Tina Munroe, Carl Sands, Livingston and
Mae Rolle, Vera Bethel, Glendina and The Knowles Family, Walton Rolle, Wenzel
and Pearl McKinney, Edwin Johnson, Bertha and Garth Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Andrews, Albertha Rahming, Idell McIntosh, Estelle and Pearline King, Eulamae
Butterfield, Jeffrey, Theodora, Anthony, George, Michael, Deborah, Angela, Stephanie,
Barbie, Dan, John, Terry and Angela;
Other relatives and friends including: Laura Wilson, Maria Symonette, Ethel
McPhee, Maxine, Rev. and Mrs. Gladstone Patton Jr., Rev. and Mrs. Rufus Hanna,
Rev. and Mrs. Michael Hensey, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Rosvelt
Cleare, Mr. and Mrs. Wellington King, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Pinder, Mr. and Mrs.
Eric Bain, Mae Moss, Jeannie Cartwright, Dora C. Dean, Mrs. Butler and their
families, Sister Emerald Patton, Sister Rosalee Gibson, Cynthia Taylor, Evelyn
Forbes, Mavis Dean, Mrs. Munroe, Rev. Elva Russell, The entire Community
Holiness Church Family, Neil Cameron, Peter Kemp, Lavern Richie, Bruce Bowe,
Patricia Knowles, Stanley Braynen, Hugo Strachan, Anthony Eulan, the entire Lyford
Cay Club Staff, Hon. Ron Pinder M.P., Melvern Bain ad the entire Claridge Dale
Gardens Community, Sidney Cooper, Julian Cartwright, Tony and Natasha, McGregor,
Sammy and Anastacia Farrington, C & T Club Family and The Mount Ararat Baptist
Family. Special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of the Intensive Care Unit and
Male Surgical Ward of The Princess Margaret Hospital and The Management and
Staff of Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd,

The Body will be viewed in the "Sapphire Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary
& Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road, on Friday, April 06, 2007
from 1pm to 5pm and at Community Holiness Church Bahama Avenue and
Amos Ferguson Street, on Saturday, April 07, 2007 from 10am to service
time.

Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary@coralwave.com view
video tributes, sign guest book to share your condolence, sympathy, love
and memories.


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




DESMOND LAMONT BUTLER, 31
better known as "JOHN-BOY"

a resident of 325 Market Street, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on
Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Final Hour Apostolic Cathedral, Fox.
Hill Road. Officiating will be Bishop G.O. Fowler, assisted by
other ministers. Interment will be made in The Fox Hill Public
Cemetery.

Cherished memory are held by his mother, Missionary Suzanne
Butler; one son, Devonte' Butler; four brothers, Leading Seaman
Dkeruma Alexander Carey, Devon Butler, Pastor Robert Butler and
Rev. Don Butler; sister-in-law, Woman Marine Claudine Carey;
one niece, Rhodrica LaFleur; adopted grandmother, Mae Louise
Adderley; grandfather, Alfred Bullard; five uncles, Winston and
Leroy Bullard, Dereck and Inspector Julian Butler and Elder John
Reckley; 11 aunts, Evangelist Michelle Reckley, Deaconess Sherry,
Mae Mary and Linda Bullard, Nina Thompson, Aubrianna, Zsa-
Zsa, Sherry, Wilma, WPC 2027 Dornell Butler and Charity Carey;
godparents, Verna Stubbs and Kenneth Dawkins; five granduncles,
Winston Starlin Duncombe, Charles and Tellis Butler, Clement
Johnson, Elder Leonard Dames Sr.; 13 grandaunts, Ella Richardson
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Phyllis Dorsett of Miami Florida,
Barbara Duncombe, Sylvia Demeritte, Dorothy Dames, Kathleen
Demeritte, Marjorie Johnson, Eleanore, Joan, Thelma and Virginia
Butler, Rosetta Johnson and Andrea Dawkins, 52 cousins and a
host of other relatives and friends including Bishop George and
Rev. Saveletta Fowler and Final Hour Church family, Elder Benjamin
and Pastor Marjorieann LaFleur and The Final Hour #4 Church
family of Freeport, G.B., Issamae Rahming, Serethea, Mark and
Dr. Nelson Clarke, Sidney and Charles Dames, Andrea Moss, Cyril,
Emerson and Camet Pinder; the families of Essie Laing, Elizabeth
Clarke, the Duncombes, Butlers, Bullards, Leroy Richards, Belinda
Pratt and Vanessa Hepburn; also Lavano Sands, Kevin Moss, Corry
Stubbs, Curry and Kera Lewis, Kwame Adderley, Ricardo and
Madine Bullard, Lynden Rolle, Da'Sheando Douglas, Cyril King,
Jamal Williams, Lubin Baptiste, Denice Riley and family, Nekita
Lightbourne, Linda LaFleur and family, Jacqueline Johnson and
family, George Delancy and family, Tiffany Flowers, Arthur, Samuel
and John Strachan and families, the Morley family, Rev. and Sister
Armbrister, Adline Mitchell and family, Bishop Samuel Johnson,
Helen McPhee, Maria Simmons, Jackie Richardson, Olga Deveaux
and family, Debra Adderley and family, and other friends of Freeport,
G.B., the families of the Careys, Ellen Young, Polly Bodie, Helena
Poitier, Althea Farrington, Ruth Mae Reckley, The Hon. Cynthia
Pratt, Bishop Albert H. Hepburn and the United Christian Church,
Rev. Luther Thurston and Seed Outreach Ministry, Rev. R.E. Cooper,
Jr.; and Mission Baptist Church, The Deliverance Revival Centre
Church, The Grove Community, the management and staff of Four
Seasons Resort, the management and staff of Fortune Beach Resort,
Mrs. Mortimer and the Head Start Preschool; the Operating Theatres
of P.M.H. and others too numerous to mention.

THE BODY CANNOT BE VIEWED. ARRANGEMENTS ARE
BEING HANDLED BY CEDAR CREST FUNERAL HOME,
ROBINSON ROAD AND FIRST STREET.








The Tribune


RELIGION


Thursday. Anril 5. 2007 PG 5


Good


news


for


Good


Friday


By PASTOR DEANZA
A CUNNINGHAM
Senior Pastor
Christ Community Church
On this Maundy Thursday, I share a brief
and succinct exposition from II
Corinthians 5:18-21, which powerfully
reminds us that amidst all the amplified negatives
occurring in our society, there is still good news
this solemn season. That good news is that through
the cross-work of Jesus Christ, humans and God
have been brought together again. Sinners can
now become saints. The enemies of God can
become the friends of God. The bound can now
become free.
But how is it possible for sinners to become
saints? How is it possible for the enemies of God
to become the friends of God? How is it possible
for the bound to become free?
Firstly, verse 18 says, Now all things are of God,
who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus
Christ... This verse demonstrates that our possibili-
ties are by the will of God. God chose to do it. He
reconciled us to Himself by declaring peace with
us.
Secondly, verse 19 says, that is, that God was in
Chrift reconciling the world to Himself not imput-
ing their trespasses to them. This verse shouts out
to us that it is possible for sinners to become saints
by the means of forgiveness. God did not put our
sin to our account. He canceled the debt that we
owed. Our mortgage was paid on the cross.
Thirdly, verse 20 says, Now then, we are ambas-
sadors for Christ, as though God were pleading
through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be


St Matthew's Anglican Church
Church and Shirley Streets

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


reconciled to God.
Paul is saying that
it is possible for
sinners to become
saints by the obedi-
ence of faith. You
have to believe and
receive.
Finally, verse 21
shows us that it is
possible for sinners
to become saints by
the work of substi-
tution. Paul writes,
For He made Him
who knew no sin to
be sin for us, that
we might become
the righteousness of
God in Him. This E PASTOR DEANZA
verse calls us to a CUNNINGHAM
"Pentecostal shout".
On the cross, God
treated Jesus as if He had personally committed
every sin ever committed by every person who
would ever believe, even though He committed
none of them. God then unleashed the full fury of
His wrath on Jesus as He should have on every
sinner who would ever believe. Only then was His
wrath satisfied that's the cross.
On that cross God treated Jesus Christ as if He
had lived your life so that He could treat you as if
you had lived His. God took your sin and gave you
His righteousness. That is the doctrine of substitu-
tion, of imputation. He substituted for us on the
cross and we are substitutes for Him in the


12noon to 3pm Devotions on the
Seven Last Words

Easter Day, April 8
6am Easter Vigil & Holy
Eucharist
10:30am Solemn High Mass,
Procession and Baptism
7pm Solemn Evensong, Sermon
and Benediction


Father's eyes that's grace. So when God looks at
a believer, He sees His,only Son. Hallelujah!
But why did Jesus have to go through all the
stuff that humans have to go through? Why did
He have to go through 33 years of stuff instead of
just the one weekend when He was crucified?
Here's why? Jesus needed to live a whole life
perfectly under every issue of life, under every
temptation, so that perfect life could be credited to
your account. And it took Him 33 years to live
that perfect life. That's why I know He cares.
Without Jesus substituting for us we could not
become anything. So then, what should be our
response to the love of God this and everyday?
II Corinthians 5:5 says, And he died for all, that
those who live should no longer live for themselves
but for him who died for them and was raised
again.
In light of what Jesus has done, we should live
for Him by receiving His forgiveness and turning
from our sins, worshipping Him, loving each other,
being socially responsible, and sharing the gospel.
The story is told of a woman who went to
Europe for a vacation, and while shopping she saw
a beautiful fur coat in a shop. The price was
$50,000, so she sent a e-mail to her husband asking
if she could buy it. Her husband sent back an e-
mail saying, "No, price too high." A week later,
the woman returned home and when she stepped
off the plane she was dressed in the coat. Her hus-
band went 'ballistic'. "I thought I told you no."
His wife replied, "No you didn't, and I have the e-
mail to prove it".
You see, the husband, in his haste to answer the
e-mail, forgot to put a full stop after the no, so the
e-mail read, "No price too high".
The price for our salvation was priceless for it
took the death of Jesus Christ. By His death, Jesus
declared no price too high for your sins. The only
correct response to Jesus is to thank Him by living
for Him for the rest of our lives. Make that deci-
sion today. You will not regret it.
Christ Community Church is a community of
people 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 min-
istry of Jesus Christ through the utilization of a
multiplicity of methodologies. We are a community
of Christ followers that value true worship, family
centeredness, moral purity, biblical measurement,
evangelistic boldness, social responsibility, passion-
ate commitment to Jesus Christ and the pursuit of
excellence.
For further information 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@coralwave.com.


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RF LI 1~ION


The Tribune


'Who


By DR MYLES E MUNROE
Senior Pastor
Bahamas Faith Ministries International
The controversial movie by famed actor ar
producer Mel Gibson stirred the fires of
global discussion in response to his bloc]
buster icon movie, "The passion of the Christ". F<
over four months after its release the world-wic
media including CNN, Fox Network, ABC, CB
BBC and even our local stations, throughout tl
Caribbean joined in the debate.
One of the major points of contention was tl
implication derived by many from the movie th
the Jews were presented as the principle cause ar
instigators of the death of Jesus Christ. It was fe
that this group of people was magnified as the cu
prits and the Roman government authorities wei
simply the mechanism used to execute the
desires.
This argument has been perpetrated for hui
dreds of years and in some cases, at different timi
in history, has been used by the Christian church 1
justify an antagonistic attitude toward the Jewi,
people.
However, as I sat for days listening to the med
with their numerous guests, some claiming to t
experts in the subjects, and others with no clue 1
the gravity of the issue, trying to answer an
explain a divine activity from intellectual finite coi
cepts, I was amazed at even some of the religion
leaders who were drawn into the argument with li
tle more to add than commentary on the words <
those who were already confused.
I have learned over the years in my own search
for truth that when it comes to biblical question
the answers are always contained within the bib:
itself. It is no different with this question of wh
really killed Jesus.
As the world once again enters this special wee
celebrating the Passion of Jesus Christ and we ce
ebrate this holy season of Easter, the thoughts <
the global community of millions of Christians an
others focus on this critical story and records of tlt
-events of this week 2,000 years ago. There is n
event in history that is the topic of more mystery
confusion, discussion, and argument than th
death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Chris
However, in order to answer the question, "Wh
killed Jesus?" it is more important to question tl.
question.
It is my contention that the question itself is n(
the correct question, because the issue is, "was Ii
killed?". According to the scriptures and all tfl
prophecies and declaration of Jesus Christ himself
it is my conclusion and also the biblical declaration
that Jesus was not killed by man or anyone huma
entity. In fact "Good Friday", occurred long befoi
the creation of man and thus mankind could not ti
responsible for the death of Jesus. Let's take a brit
look at a few scriptures that speak for themselves
Revelations 13:8-9
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worshi
him, whose names are not written in the book of lij
of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the worlh
KJV


killed


* DR MYLES E MUNROE


Isaiah 53:4-5
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our
sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of
God, and afflicted. KJV
Isaiah 53:10-54:1
10 But the LORD was pleased to crush Him, put-
ting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a
guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will pro-
long His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD
will prosper in His hand.
11 As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will
see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the
Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, as
He will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore, I will allot
Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the
booty with the strong; Because He poured out
Himself to death, And was numbered with the trans-
gressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And
interceded for the transgressors. NAS
A careful review of these scriptural texts will
show clearly that the death of Jesus Christ, indicat-
ed here as the Servant of God, was not the result of
a carefully devised human scheme or concoction,
but was a deliberate pre-destined, pre-determined
divine decision by the creator in his redemptive
programme to restore all mankind to his perfect
will. Note particularly these statements;
"Smitten of God" or, "The Lord was pleased to
crush Him, putting him to grief", and "Yet He him-


Fesus?'


self bore our sin..."
Thus we see that God takes responsibility for the
death and suffering of Jesus Christ for the benefit
of the Jews, the Romans and all mankind including
every Bahamian in the nation today.
The words of Jesus himself sum it all up when he
states, in John 10:17-19,
17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay
down my life, only to take it up again.
18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of
my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and
authority to take it up again. This command I
received from my Father. NIV
What a wonderful truth and divine relief that no
man killed Jesus, but rather the incalculable love of
the heavenly Father that created us in his image,
took the proactive choice and divine prerogative to
kill himself in order to save our lives from the
destructive impact of our rebellion against him.
This word rebellion is the Hebrew word we
translate as sin. Good Friday is about this very issue
of sin. The Old Testament scriptures of Leviticus,
which is also included in the Jewish scriptures and
the Islamic Koran, declare that the atonement for
Sin is only possible by the shedding of blood.
Leviticus 17:11
11 For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I
have given it to you to make atonement for your-
selves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atone-
ment for one's life. NIV
Hebrew 9:22
22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything
be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of
blood there is no forgiveness. NIV
Good Friday was the greatest act of a loving
Heavenly Father expressing his love for this image
in each man and paying the ultimate price to
redeem us from our own folly.
Finally, it is essential to note that the death of
Jesus was not and must not be considered and act
of "suicide", because the notion of suicide is always
motivated by an individual's response to personal
distress, frustration, hopelessness and depression.
The death of Jesus was completely opposite in
nature in that is was not caused by distress, stress or
hopelessness, but rather was initiated to relieve
others from stress, distress and give us all hope for
life and beyond the grave. His resurrection from
the dead guaranteed our hope that we to will win
over the greatest enemy of mankind, death itself.
Easter is also a reminder that of all the religions
of the world, the Christian faith is the only faith in
which the founder personally and willfully died and
shed his blood on the cross for His followers and
assures them of a bodily resurrection by his own.
Good Friday is not a day for Christians, but for
the whole world and all humanity. This is the joy of
the Easter message and cause for all men every-
where in every nation and race to have hope. He
was not killed, he decided to die in our place in
order to keep the integrity of his word to himself
and destroy the stain and power of sin in every
man's life. Happy Easter!


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PATRICK LEROY
PRATT
affectionately called "Kaya",
45
a resident of Johnson Road, Fox Hill will be
held on Saturday April 7th, 2007, at 11:00 a.
m., at New Born Church of God, Bernard Road
and Garden View Estates. Interment will follow
in the Fox Hill Public Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.
Officiating will be Rev. Reginald Saunders.
.Services have been entrusted to Gateway
Memorial Funeral chapel, Mount Royal Avenue.
and Kenwood Street


Precious memory willforever linger in the hearts
of his loving mother, Mrs. Elvy Pratt; sisters, Ms. Sylvia Pratt, Ms. Ethel Pratt, Ms.
Ruth Pratt, Ms. Theresa Pratt, Mrs. Jacqueline Horton, Mrs. Estella Johnson, the late
Christina Pratt; adopted sister, Ms. Athena Mackey; brothers, Messrs; John, Tyrone,
Lawrence, William, Alexander, Richard, Philip Sr., Mark, Whitmore and Prince Pratt;
adopted brothers, Arnold and Alvin Mackey;.nephews and nieces include, Anvil
Davis, Ricardo Edgecombe, Alex, Melvin, Philip Jr., Steven, Carlos, Cameron,
Whitmore Jr., and Pedro Pratt, Joyanna Strachan, Rubyanna Mackey, Shellece and
Megan Pratt, Phierse, Ashleigh and Sunday Pratt, Markell Pratt, Whitnae and D'Nette
Pratt, Edrica and Erica Horton, Angela and Tara, and Harmony Jo Pratt; grandnephews
and grandnieces include, Ivory Edgecombe and Comad Scott, aunts and uncles,
Rev. Wilfred and Mrs. Betty Moss and family, Albion, New York, the late Mr. Herbert
and Mrs. Mary Moss and family, True Blue, Crooked Island, Rev. Eliakim and Mrs.
Dorcas Ferguson and family, Mrs. Eula Moss and the late Hubert "Bullah" Moss and
family, Mrs. Gertrude Moss and the late Felix Moss and family. Mr. Clayton and
Mrs. Dorothy Moss, Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Pandora Hall and family, Ms. Ida Johnson
and family, the late Rev. Pinder and Mrs. Mille Pinder and family, Ms. Deloris Moss
and family, the late Mr. Bursel and Mrs. Emerald Pratt and family, the late Mr. and
Mrs. Errol Pratt and family, the late Joe Pratt and family, the late Mrs. Jestina Taylor
and family; grand uncle and grand aunts, Rev. Curtis and Mrs. Moss and family.
Fairfield, Crooked Island and Mrs. Olive Moss and family; godbrother, Tony
Demeritte and family other relatives and friends include, Mrs. Iva Jolly and family,
Mrs. Fannie Cox and family, Sheila and Rose Munnings and family, Mrs. Eugenia
Thurston and family, Mr. Hansel Pratt and family, Mr. George Pratt and family, Mrs.
Alicia Brown and family, Mrs. Thelma Grimes and family, Oswald Poitier, Reuben
Mackey, Melvern Cockburn, Clarice Chea, Sophia, Sarah, Monet and Erin Pratt,
Michelle Green, Hidla Cartwright, Mario Minnis, Mrs. Zerlena Sawyer, Shirley and
Thomas Sampson, Marsha Thompson and family, Keva Johnson, Mr. Solomon
Johnson and family, Alfred "Sarge" Williams, Dwayne White and White's HideOut,
Basil Cleare, Betty Humes, Florence White, Michael Minns and family, Doreen
Bethel and family, Rupert Smith, Marissa Smith, Roland "Tiger" Clark, Bourbon
Smith, Bertram Rahming, Ray, Tony, Ivan, Anthony Brown and Talmadge Curry.
Mrs. Evelyn Johnson and family, Mrs. Bernice Harris and family, Mrs. Jewelann
Bethel and family, Mrs. Barbara Fernander, Mrs. Ann Curry and family, Ruth Burrows,
Smithy, Mr. Saunders, Mrs. Major and the Staff and Students of Doris Johnson Senior
High School, Rev. and Mrs. Leonard Roberts and family, Rev. Reginald Saunders
and family, Rev. and Mrs. David Johnson and family, Church families of Coke
Memorial Methodist and Newborn Church of God, the communities of Step Street,
The Village, Fox Hill and Johnson Road, Special Thanks to Dr. Duane Sands and
Staff of the Bahamas Chest Center. Dr. Clinton Campbell and Nurses of Male Surgical
I. Princess Margaret Hospital, and many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on Fhursdav from 11:00 a.
im. to 6:30 p. m. and on Friday from 3:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. i ind on Saturday from
9:30 a. m. to service time at the church.


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NEWBOLD BROTHERS

CHAPEL
#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
P.O. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-5773
FUEA SEVC FOR


PAUL LEONARD
RENALDO (P.J.)
WOODSIDE JR., 21


will be held on Saturday,
April 07, 2007, at 10:00
a.m., at Seven Hills,
Church of God of
Prophecy, Seven Hills.
Officiating will be Rev. Julian A. Johnson, Bishop
Anthony T Roker and Pastor Gersham Pratt.
Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his father,
Constable 84, Paul Woodside Sr.; stepmother,
Jackie Woodside; brothers, Sorrento Woodside,
Lattario and De' Angelo; grandmothers, Minister
Janet 0. Brown and Betty Woodside; grandfather,
Sidney Brown; aunts: Judith Gray and Jasmine
Clarke; uncles, Arlington, Dwayne, Dale, Glen
and Kerry Brown; adopted uncle, Perry Clarke
Sr.; cousins, Alisa Richardson, Andrea, Garcia,
Garcelle, Perry Jr., Tova, Arlington Jr., Orville,
Aleah, Doniko and Dontia, Bishop Anthony T.
Roker and family, Bishop Clarence N. Williams
and Seven Hills Church of God of Prophecy,
family of Carmichael Baptist Holiness Church,
the Golden Gates No.2 Community and many
other relatives too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects
at Newbold Brothers Chapel, Palmetto Avenue
and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets
on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday
at the church form 9:00 a.m. until service time.

















SBethel Brothers Morticians

0o 7Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


PATRICIA YVONNE
FERGUSON, 76

of Winton Highway, and formerly of Eight
Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, will be held on
Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The
Church of God of Prophecy, East Street
Tabernacle. Officiating will be Bishop
Franklin M. Ferguson, assisted by other
E Ministers. Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

She is survived by one daughter, Vernica
"Nickie" Ferguson Johnson; two grandsons,
Elwood "Elly" Donaldson and Javaughn "Boo" Cooper; one brother, Rudolph
Hanna; one aunt, Reva Grant; two great grandchildren, Sierra and Shannon
Donaldson; adopted sons, Tracy Cooper and Darrell Ferguson; son-in-law,
Bishop William Johnson; grand daughter-in-law, Shenelle Donaldson and
other relatives including, Bishop and Mrs Brice Thompson and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Fritz Grant Sr. and family, Donna Delancy, Ethel Bartlette and
family, Dressler Dean and family, Wilfred and Dorothy Horton and family,
Jane Knowles and family, Mr. and Mrs. Neko Grant and family, Kingsley
Grant and family, Marie Whitfield and family, Gloria Bethel and family, Mr.
and Mrs. James Pinder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Doweswell Bevans, Judy
Rolle, Inez Russell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Cooper, Redwin Grant
and family, Sir Arlington Butler and family, Amette, Audrey, Gary, Dwight
and Bridgette Cooper, Winston and Lorna Thompson, Wayne and Linda
Thompson, Woodley and Vernique Thompson, Wes and Windy Williams,
Zelma Worrel, Clarice Cooper, Elva and Ethlyn Rolle; numerous godchildren
including, Stephanie Moss Hanna, Detra Walkine and Wayne Thompson;
close friends including, Nurse Pat Bethel, Mary Sweetnam, Kendrick L.
Williams, Ruthel and Petula McDiarmed, Veronica Gray, Ruth Sands, Ann
Craig and family, Marsha Stewart and family, Romeo Ferguson and family,
Sharon Deveaux, Herbert Forbes and family, Reuben Clarke and family, Pat
Jervis, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and family,
Stella Knowles, Charles and Doritt Grant, Kirk Williams and family, Elva
Manning, Mother Victoria Beneby and family, Rev. Delegal and Mayrona
Seymour, Rev. Steve and Carmen Hepburn, Bishop and Mrs. Franklin M.
Ferguson, Bishop Hulan A. Hanna and family, Bishop Hartman L. Rolle and
family, Bishop Joseph M. Swann and family, Bishop and Mrs. Arthur Ferguson
and family, Bishop Cephas Ferguson and family, Doreen Campbell and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Hurai Ferguson, Mayna Hepburn and family, Hon Janet Bostwick
and family, Laura Hart, Roberta Hepburn and family, Edna Cunningham and
family, Winifred Williamson and family, Dr. Barbara Williams and family,
Dorcas Burrows and family, Lionella Cooper and family, Roselda Ford, Emily
Gibson, Dr. Kevin Moss, Dr. Eugene Gray, Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage and
Ricky Davis; numerous friends from Sassoon Banking Company, McKinney
Bancroft and Hughes, Ministry of Works, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry
of Health, Water and Sewerage Corporation, ZNS, The Valley and Winton
Highway, The East Street Tabernacle Church of God of Prophecy family and
so many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau
Street, on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. po 6:00 o.m. and on Saturday at the
church from 9:00 a.m. until service tE'


KETURAH
BAIN-WRIGHT, 57

of Mt. Pleasant Village, will be held on
T Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Church of God
Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road, Rev. Dr.
Philemon R. Wilson, assisted by Bishop
," ^Reby Francis and Dr. John N. Humes will
officiate. Interment will be made in Lakeview
.Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband,
Frederick; children, Charice Grace and Koji
Wright; stepchildren, Theresa Miller and
Bernadette Sweeting; grandchildren, Chenyr, Chara, Cyrion, Kamul, Ptah
and "Rhoda"; sisters, Suenetta Rhonda, Emily, Gaylene and Patricia; brothers,
Arnold and John; son-in-law, Herman Grace; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Wright;
sisters-in-law, Anne, Anita, Florence Williams, Merlene Nesbit, Rosemary
Ferguson and Inell Stubbs; brothers-in-law, Rev. Alexander Williams, Kendal
Demeritte, Reginald Pinder and Thofias Wright; aunts, Irene Ellis, Mary
Saunders, Laverne Williams, Maedon Roberts, Bonita Smith, Sybil Blyden,
Inez Gray, Patcina Gray and Nurse Patricia Bain; uncles, Percy Blyden and
Ansil Saunders; nieces, Dr. Teja, Ebony, Kemia, Shenique, Gejonte, Jade,
Anae, Ebonette, Summer, Evonese and Arnese; nephews, Sheldon, Daryl,
Timothy, Rhinnon, Kemuel, Kai and Rhyan Rhandi; cousins, Betsy Moore,
Autrey Russell, Lonney Ellis, Ilene Johnson, Demetrius Allen, Lathon Ellis,
Phyllis Dickerson, Letty Rolle, Dr. Pamula Mills, Bercu Pierre, Chalice,
Develon, Tammy and Rumalo Ellis; Patricia Rolle, Paul and Vincent Ellis;
Mavis Saunders, Charlene Gibson, Nanette Bain, Tyrone Saunders, Carlesa,
Tabitha and Carlise Williams; Cottrice Robinson, Alexandria Bowe, Pedrito
Roberts, Veta Brown, Calliope Williams, Persis Hepburn, Dr. Gerswhin,
Louise and John Blyden; Barbara Copeland, Kendra Ivory, Tangy Smith,
Anne Bain, Deidre Richardson, Ernestine Moss, Charlene, Tanya, Marie,
Dazelle, Demecca Gray, Valderine Daxon, Theresa Wright, Oletta, Shandine,
Rhoda Gray, Glen, Don, Kevin, Ashley, Henry, Alexander, Patrick, Citrol,
Dino, Joshua Gray, Ida, Minna and John Bain; other brothers and sisters,
Vangie, Florinda, Eloise, Cheyenne, Frances, Gordon, Roderick, Craig,
Lorenzo, Anthony, Collin, Granville, Roger, Philip, Deanne, Lamar, Carla,
Stephen and Curlene Bain; special friends, Gurlena Jones, Adalee Wisseh,
Jacqueline Deveaux, Sister Lorna Wilson, Lynn Blake, Rosemary Newry,
Nellie Cooper, Carriemae Simms, Eula Gaitor, Jackie Jenoure, Katherine
Beneby, Kim Bodie, Linda Major, Cleomi Woods, Carnetta Ferguson, Pat
Collins, Leanora Archer, Avis Lightbourne, Lillymae McDonald, Beryl Barnett,
Valdez Sweeting, Evadne Bascom, Shirley Clarke, Annette Chambers, family
of Cathedral of Praise Church of God, Mount Pleasant Village family, The
Bimini Community; The L.W. Young and the Claridge Road families, and
a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to name.
Special thanks to Dr. John Lunn and Nurse Karen Walcott.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau
Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
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Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

SEMI MILIAR
FUNEAL SEVC O


Soldier Road.


RETIRED POLICE
SERGEANT #446
LEADER FERGUSON,
74

of #69 Woodlawn Way, Winton
Heights, will be held on Sunday
at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist
Church, Market Street. Rev. Dr.
Earle Francis, assisted by
Minister Diana Francis will
officiate. Interment will be
made in Woodlawn Gardens,


He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Ferguson; daughters,
Emma Ferguson, Grace Bostwick, Portia and Charmaine
Ferguson; sons, Stephen, Leander Jr., Kendal Ferguson;
stepson, Allan Adderley of New Jersey; brother-in-law,
Stafford Rolle; son-in-law, Durward Bostwick;
grandchildren, Terrance and Tomeko Gibson, Jamal
Ferguson, Daniel and Durnique Bostwick; sisters, Rowena
Ferguson Rolle, Mable Rolle and Merlean Ferguson;
brothers, Wesley and Perry Ferguson; numerous nieces and
nephews including, Iris Clarke, Leona Bodie, Patricia
Johnson, Alderine Rolle, Martha McKenzie, Patricia White,
Eleazor, Charles and Clyde Ferguson, Arthur Bodie, Ernest
Clarke, Tency Ferguson and Irma Clarke Ferguson;
numerous relatives and friends including, Thomas Gibson,
Stafford Rolle and family, Rev. Dr. Earle Francis and
family; the members of First Baptist Church, Rev. T.G.
Morrison and family, Pastor Victor Cooper and family,
Pastor Dr. Leonard Johnson and family, Pastor Valentino
Campbell and family, Centreville S.D.A. Church family,
Pastor Danny Clarke and family, Royal Bahamas Police
Force, Retired Police Stass Association, Paradise Island
Casino staff, Penn's Building Square staff, Post Office
Department, Office of the Judiciary, Nursing staff of the
Princess Margaret Hospital and the entire family of the
Forest, Exuma.

Sleep on and take your rest. May the sun shine on you, and
the God of Peace hold you in His everlasting hands where
there is safety and contentment.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday at the church from 1:30 p.m.
until service time.


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Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055




ISANORA DAVIS
ADDERLEY, 50
affectionately called "Issie"
of Tucker Lane off Polehmus Street, will be
held on Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary
Baptist Cathedral Baillou Hill Road and Laird
Street. Rev. Dr. Phillip B. McPhee assisted
by Rev. Glendale Miller, Rev. Jeffery Bannister
and other associate ministers will officiate and ,
interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens John F. Kennedy Drive.
She will always be loved and remembered,
as she has etched with idelible ink an
everlasting impression on the lives and hearts of those who came to know her.
Left to cherish her memory are, husband, Samuel Vandyke Adderley; sons,Kermit
Ferguson, Police Constable #1268 Hason Ferguson of The Royal Bahamas
Police Force, Jermaine Matthews, Sandocan Hayden, Marine Seaman Vandyke
Adderley of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Aaron Berry; daughters,
Felicianna Hayden and Raphaletha Vandell Adderley; mother, Rosemary Moxey
Marsh; adopted-children, Reve McIntosh, Dino O'Brien, Karen Rolle, Lidvene
Smith, John Descally, Brandon Fisher, and Shaneice Adderley; grand-children,
Kermit Jr., Kerlandra, Omar and Omara Ferguson, Nurisha, Decovian, Jermaine
and Jamel Matthews; sisters, Wanda Dean, Portia McFord, Jacinta Deveaux,
Kenva and Shirleymae Davis, Dorothy McPhee, Harriett Rolle, Shenia Pratt,
Leonora Shepherd, Shareia Saunders, Carla Bastian and Toinette Munnings;
brothers, Anthony "Happy" Marsh Leonard "Lenny", Dale, Erskine "Champ"
Dereck, Ryan and Lionel Davis, Andre, Peter and Paul Davis; adopted brother,
Paul Petite; aunts, Rodleigh Sweeting of New York, Doris Kerr of Miami
Florida, and Rosemary Moxey; uncles,Edwin "Bulla" Moxey and Audley
"Smokey" Moxey; nieces, Karen and Lamanda Dean, Aneika Marsh, Lakezia
Pratt, Shaleatheia Burrows, Ashley Deveaux, Kimberly Bethell Leonardra,
Larondra, Jacinta, Ashley, Erskilla, Euphemia, Donesheia, Kadesha, Marissa,
Natasha, Shaneil, Adrianna, Deidre, Wanda, Crystal, Keisha, Anshaneque,
Candice, Felisha and Shanique Davis, Lynette Rolle, Colleen Darling, Carmaine
McPhee; nephews, Jarrett and Vincent Dean, Antonio Cooper, Jeffery, Jethro,
Anthony, Neil and Anwar Marsh, Norman,Claudzeus, Tunde, Dante, Dale II,
John, Randy, Paul Jr., and Peter Davis Jr., Danny Zonicle, Jamerson Pratt,
William McFord Jr., Shaquille McFord, Melvin Jr., Brian, Mario and Keino
Deveaux, Davon and Daveron Fowler, Rolly Hanna, Allen McPhee, Raymond
Rolle, Police Constale #1009 Rudolph Pratt Jr. and Police Constable Angelo
Pratt of The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Rashad and Berlin Pratt, Leslie
Edgecombe, Jonathan and McNeil Saunders, Angelo Saunders, Phileshia
Bastian, Taneil, Tieanna, Teasha, Berkley Munnings Jr., Jason Dean, Shavonne,
Tavonne, Maurice, Ericson, Omar, Tamar, Lamar, Kendrick, Quenton and
Denrick Davis; daughters-in-law, Yolanda Ferguson and Cassandra Matthews;
sisters-in-law, Karen Marsh, Flora, Janet and Stephanie Davis, Cynthia Adderley-
Wallace, and Patricia Petite; brothers-in-law, William McFord, Melvin Deveaux,
David Shepherd, Sargent #344 Rudy Pratt of The Royal Bahamas Police Force,
Rex McPhee, Joseph, William, Donald and Paul Adderley; other relatives and
friends include, Wilfred Ferguson and family William Berry and family, Naiona
Flowers and family, Viola Morris and family, Leon Moss and family, Honorable
Glenys Hanna-Martin and Staff of the Ministry Of Transport and Aviation,
Melvina Martin and family, Janet Mackey and family, Luellen Strachan and
family, Ricardo Johnson and family, Ramona Newton and family, the Bain and
Grant's Town Community and many others too numerous to mention. All
persons attending the funeral service are requested to wear pastel colors.
Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF MEMORIES
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE ON Thursday from 11:00-6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the church from 11:30 a.m. to service time.










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

FUNE L S F


GEORGE "JEFFREY"
SMITH JR.,66

of #4 Ellemon Street, Yellow Elder,
and formerly of Port How, Cat
Island, ill be held on Saturday,
April 7th, 2007 at 10:00 a. m. at
Southside Christian Ministries
International, Carmichael Road
West. Officiating will be Apostle
C. Clifford Smith III. Interment
will follow in Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.


He will be treasured by his Daughters: Ellamae Collie and
Sandra Carey, Son: Philip Hepburn, Grand Children: Pedro
Jr. and Tameka Collie, Raymond Carey, Glen Higgs, Tori Forbes,
Shantell and Erica, Aunt: Illean Bain, Relatives and Friends:
Tom Pratt, Sharon Nottage, Mr. Bodie, Gregg, Lee Saunders,
and Corrine Pinder and their Families, Daniel and Maria Stubbs,
Gloria Stubbs, Adrian and Sherryann Griffin, Rowena Riley,
Hester Brennen, Michelle Higgs, Lule, Smitty and their Families,
and the entire Yellow Elder Community.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity" Suite at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd. on Thursday from 10:00 a. m.
until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the church on Saturday from
8:30 a. m. until service time.

DEATH NOTICE


HUGH CAMPBELL
CLEAR JR., 77

of Tropical Gardens, died at his
residence on Tuesday, April 2 ,
2007.

He is survived by his Wife: Eloise
Louise Cleare, Son: Hugh
Campbell Cleare III, Daughters:
' Denise Hafidh and Hedda Smith,
S Sisters: Hyacinth Nicholls, Mary
Cleare, Carolyn Roker, and Joan
Treco, Daughter-in-law: Sharon Cleare, Sons-in-law: Fuad
Hafidh and Phillip Smith, Grand Children: Justine and Gia
Cleare, Phillip and Paige Smith, Ifta, Ifrat, and Fatiya Hafidh,
and a host of other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


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Funeral Service for


formerly of Salt Pond. Long Island will
be on Monday April 9th 10:00 a.m. at
St. Joseph's Church. Thompson Bay.
Officating will be the Rev'd Fr. Mark
Lindsa\ Fox, Rector of St. Peter's Parish.
Interment Church Cemetery. He is survived
by his wife Rosalie. 2 sons: Chuck and
Dwight. His Mother Verna Fox. 2 sisters;
Deborah Wilson and Mary Acosta, Mother-
in-law: Ida Fox. Sister-in-law; Chloe Wells,
Kathy Fox and Cindy Mauros, Brother-in-
laws; Shewelyn Fox, Collins Fox, Joy
Acosta, Augustus Wells and Theo Mauros,
Daughter-in-law; Jenny Fox, Aunts; Rosie
Winters, Violet Olson, Dorothy Fox, Frieda
Fox, Miriah Harding, Olive Knowles,
Evelyn Knowles, Uncles: Ernest Fox,
Harry Harding, Freeman Fox, Arnold
Harding Willard, Mattlan, Daniel Knowles,
Nieces; Shicara Wells, Amelia Burrows,
Rhonda Knowles, Brittany and Malina
Wilson, Vasilia Mauros and Alecia Acosta,
Irene Mauros Knowles. Nephews; Trevor
Fox, Gino and Marco Fox, Christopher and
Sean Wells and and Vasili Mauros, Grand-
nieces; Jenna Fox, Kathlyn Fox, Evin Fox,
Victoria Archer, Savannah Knowles and
Mercedes and Marco Jr. and a host of other
relatives and friends.








RELUOHON


Thursday, April 5, 2007 PG 11


"What God expects from us today is


T tomorrow the Christian
community will gather gratitude gratit
for "Good Friday". In
the Bahamas, for many of us, make hate
that is the day when we go to to make us hate
church and afterward you would
go home and eat fish and hot and colour; stro
cross buns. For many of us we do
not realize the importance of translate ou
"Good Friday" maybe the story us translate oui
of little Johnny might help us.
Little Johnny was failing all his love of all of (
exams in the public school until
his parents decided to send him
to a Catholic school. At the end
of the year Johnny came out on
top of the class. When his parents
asked him what made him might help.
change so dramatically, Johnny Two brothers lived together in
replied, "The moment I walked the same apartment. The elder
into that new school and saw that brother was an honest, hard-
guy hanging on the cross, I knew working and God-fearing man
that the people here were dead and the younger a dishonest,
serious, so I decided not to take gun-totting, substance-abusing
any chances." rogue. Many a night the younger
The crucifix might have helped man would come back into the
Johnny to improve his scores but apartment late, drunk and with a
it is easy to see that Johnny had-lot of cash and the elder brother
misread the crucifix. The man on would spend hours pleading with
the cross is not there to scare lit- him to mend his ways and live a
tie boys, but to show them how decent life. But the young man
much he loves them. He does not would have none of it.
need us to dress in dark clothing One night the junior brother
and go and sing dirges in church, runs into the house with a smok-
nor does he compel us to eat that ing gun and blood-stained
all-expensive fish nor those fat- clothes. "I killed a man," he
tening buns. announced. In a few minutes the
He is not there to show them house is surrounded by police
what will happen to them if they and the two brothers know there
misbehave; he is there to show is no escape. "I did not mean to
them that he has already paid the kill him," stammered the young
penalty for their sins. He is not brother, "I don't want to die." By
dying on the cross for what he now the police are knocking at
has done, but for what you and I the door. The senior brother has
have done; because he loves us. an idea. He exchanges his clothes
He died for us. for the blood-stained clothes of
"He died for us" Many of us his killer brother. The police
have heard this phrase so many arrest him, try him and condemn
times that it now carries with it him to death for murder. He is
neither the shock of someone killed and his junior brother
dying on account of what we lives. He dies for his brother.
have done nor the good news of Can we see that this story of
our being delivered from death. crime and death is basically a
For us to hear this message again story of love? Similarly, the story
today as for the first time, the of the suffering and death of
story of a man who literally died Jesus, which we heard in the
for the misdeeds of his brother Passion, is basically a story of


ude strong enough

sin of every shade

ig enough to make

' love of God into

God's people..."

Clement Johnson

love God's love for us. How
should we respond to it? Well,
how would you expect the junior
brother to respond to the death
of the senior brother?
We would expect him to
respond with gratitude.
Gratitude to his generous broth-
er should make him turn over a
new leaf and never go back to a
life of crime. He would be a most
ungrateful idiot if he should con-
tinue living the sort of life that
made his brother die. Gratitude
should make him keep the mem-
ory of his brother alive.
Not day should pass that he
should not remember his brother
who died for him.
Finally, if the dead brother has
a wife and children we should
expect the saved brother, out of
gratitude, to love and care for
them.
What God expects from us
today is gratitude gratitude
strong enough to make us hate
sin of every shade and colour;
strong enough to make us trans-
late our love of God into love of
all of God's people.
So as we celebrate Good
Friday, and ultimately Easter, let
us remember what it is about,
especially as we go through this
election season. Let's us be mind-
ful that we are all one people,
God's people, and that Jesus died
for us all shed his blood for us
all.....


* By LAUREL HAMILTON
Universal Truth Ministries


* By CLEMENT JOHNSON


,1e Tribune


He


died


for us


TODAY is Holy
Thursday, three days to
Easter Sunday. We have
gone through the Lenten
experience and (hope-
fully) have given up a lot
of "baggage". We have
prepared ourselves for
the glorious resurrection
of our spiritual selves on
Easter morning.
However, some of us
may still be in the gar- o HAMILTON
den, feeling alone. We
may still be struggling with releasing some of
the things we have held so near and dear to
us, but that we know no longer serve us well.
We all experience the "Garden of
Gethsemane" frequently, but know that you
will get through it. By prayer and contempla-
tion of all the good that God is, we leave the
garden, go through the crucifixion and rise
again better than ever before.
Gethsemane is a garden outside of
Jerusalem, at the foot of the Mount of Olives.
Metaphysically, Gethsemane is "the struggle
that takes place within the consciousness
when Truth is realized as the one reality."
Feelings of agony are often experienced in
giving up our cherished idols (money, cars,
designer clothes, important positions in socie-
ty, etc).
Jesus wing thathe was about to be cru-
cified, went to Gethsemane, knelt down and
prayed. "Father, if you are willing, remove
this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours
be done." In his anguish, he prayed more
earnestly, and his sweat became like great
drops of blood falling down on the ground."
(Luke 22:42, 44)
The word "Gethsemane" comes to mind
when going through whatappear as rock bot-
tom experiences. During those times, we
might find ourselves filled with feelings of
anguish. Like Jesus, we experience the
impulse to pray.
Dear God, not my human will, but your will
be done, knowing that your will can only be
what will serve the highest good of all.
From the Daily Inspiration-for Better
Living, April 2007, page 10
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The Tribune RELIGION


'The


gates


of hell


shall not


The churches comprising the
Assemblies of Brethren are
meeting in its 63rd Annual
United Missions Conference this
week. The meetings, started Sunday,
April 1, will end on Good Friday.
Under the theme, "The Gates of
Hell shall not Prevail," the confer-
ence will host keynote speakers
Pastors Lyall Bethel, Allan Lee and
Cedric Moss, who will address topics
such as Youth, Violence and Crime,
Divorce and Remarriage, Same Sex
Marriage, and Homosexuality.
Pastor Perry Wallace, chairman of
the Assemblies' United Missions
Department, said that this is the first
time the Conference will deal with
social issues. "In order to educate and
equip the general public and
Brethren Assemblies on effectively
ministering to those ensnared and
entrapped by these social ills, these
competently informed men of God
(were selected), to address these
(matters) that are challenging the
church and nation."
The annual conference commenced
on Sunday morning with Dr Rex
Major, who in the words of Pastor
Tom Roberts, "preached a message
that emphasized Christians moving
forward and advancing through the
gates of hell, so the gates shall not
prevail as they enter the territory of
Satan."
Pastor Roberts, a member of the
United Missions Department Board,
said the Association is using this
year's conference platform to address
these particular issues because they
are very much in the media today.
"These are the things we are read-
ing about and seeing practiced more
than ever before," said Pastor
Roberts. He further explained that
although they are dealing with these
issues on a conference level for the
first time, the issues have been
addressed in the individual churches
of the Assemblies of Brethren.
"We always speak out against sin
period," said he. "You can't really
preach the gospel without denoting
these issues, because the gospel
brings hope," Pastor Roberts said,
adding that he looks forward to some


prevail'


FRONT ROW (1-r): Elder Elliott Neilly, Pastor Perry Wallace, chairman United Missions Department, Pastor and
Dr William Al McCartney, president, Assemblies of Brethren. Back row (1-r): Elder Joshua Sands Sr, Pastor 'lom
Roberts, Elder Barton Duncanson and Elder Stanley Pinder.
(Photo courtesy)


real challenging times during this
week of conference, but he knows
that the church is on the "winning
side."
Pastor Lyall Bethel, senior pastor
of Grace Community Church, com-
mented about his presentation on
homosexuality. Pastor Bethel said
that there should be no question
among average Bahamians on
whether such lifestyles can fit in the
context of Christianity. He alluded to
the ordination of openly gay Anglican
Bishop Gene Robinson of the US, as
a situation causing intentional confu-
sion in the church. This approval of
the Anglican priest, he said,
"behooves Christian leaders to give
some straight answers on this matter."
President of the association of the


Assemblies of Brethren in the
Bahamas, Pastor William McCartney,
explained that the conference's theme
"was inspired from the very life and
lips of Jesus concerning His church as
recorded in the gospel of Matthew
16:18.
Night and morning sessions will be
held at Emmanuel Gospel Chapel,
located Emmanuel Drive, Malcolm
Allotment, off Soldier Road West.
Each meeting is open to the public.
Topics to be covered during the con-
ference are as follows:
Thursday, April 5 @ 12:30am -
2:30pm: Special day session with
Pastor Allan Lee on "Remarriage
and Divorce" at East Street Gospel
Chapel's Fellowship Hall.


Thursday, April 5 @ 7:30pm -
Pastor Cedric Moss on "The Biblical
Response to Same Sex Marriage".
Good Friday, April 6 @ 10am,
Pastor Joshua Sands Jr, on "The
Enemies, Blood and Message of the
Cross".
Good Friday, April 6 @ 7:30pm,
Pastor David Cartwright on "United
in the Battle for Moral Purity"
The Good Friday morning service
that will commence at 10 am is prom-
ised to be a celebration that will
reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus
Christ. Established in the Bahamas
for over 130 years, the Brethren is
comprised of 28-affiliated member
churches, in New Providence and the
Family Islands.


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The Tribune


Sister Ena Albury




This week, the Monastery continues a series of articles on each of

its members. Today's feature is on Sister Ena Albury, who has been

in the religious life for over 50 years, and is still enjoying it.


S hitting atop a hill not far from
the city of Nassau, Saint
Martin Monastery is home to
an independent Benedictine commu-
nity of religious women serving the
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Nassau in the Bahamas.
Their foundation in 1937 was to
pursue sanctification of community
members and engage in apostolic
work for the spiritual and temporal
welfare of the underprivileged. Today,
their ministries involve: 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 gen-
erations through their involvement in
the Church and the wider community.
This week, the Monastery continues
a series of articles on each of its mem-
bers. Today's feature is on Sister Ena
Albury, who has been in the religious
life for over 50 years, and isw4ll enjoy-
ing it.

Sister Ena Albury
On January 24, 1937, a baby daugh-
ter was born to Ralph and Eunice
Albury of Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. They named her Ena. Ena
had ten brothers and one sister. The
family was a loving caring family who
believed that each individual could
make a difference to society. At a
young age Ena decided God was call-
ing her to be a nun and dedicate her
life to the service of his people.
On March 17, 1953, Ena left her
parents and siblings and two days
later entered St Martin's Convent on
Nassau Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
On March 21, 1953, she was
accepted as a postulant and thus
began her journey as a religious sis-
ter.
On August 6, 1953, having com-
pleted her initial preparation, she
entered the novitiate of the
Bahamian Order of the Sisters of
Blessed Martin de Porres and
received the habit as a sister on


* SISTER ENA ALBURY


October 15 of that same year.
On August 6, 1960, she took her
final (perpetual) vows and the name
of Sister Maria Joseph.
On September 2, the Order trans-
ferred allegiance to the Benedictine
Sisters, St Joseph, Minnesota and she
reverted back to her given name,
Sister Ena.

Sister Ena's main contribution to
the Bahamas was as an educator. As
part of her training to become a
teacher, Sister Ena attended Aquinas
College from January through to
December in 1958, where she learnt
how to use phonetics as an aid in


teaching children how to read.
Her first teaching assignment was
to cover maternity leave at St
Joseph's Primary School, where she
taught grade three. From 1959 to
1960, Sister Ena taught grades one
and two at St Joseph's Primary
School. She was then transferred to
Hunters, Grand Bahama and taught
grades two, three and four at St
Vincent de Paul's School. She
returned to Nassau and between 1967
and 1969, taught at St Joseph's
Primary School and St Bede's
Primary School. Her special interests
were arts and craft, English, physical
education, dancing, needle work and


straw weaving crafts.
While she was teaching, Sister Ena
was also furthering her education.
She attended the Bahamas Teacher's
College from 1972 to 1974 and
received an endorsed teaching certifi-
cate. She also attended
evening/weekend courses and
received a Bachelor's Degree from St
Benedict's College, St Joseph,
Minnesota in 1975.
From 1975 to 1985, Sister Ena
taught in St Vincent de Paul's School
in Hunters, Grand Bahama, rising to
assistant principal in 1981, a post that
she held until she was transferred
back to Nassau in 1985. She immedi-
ately rejoined the staff of St
Francis/St Joseph School and taught
there until she was sent to Bimini in
1990 as principal of Holy Name
School, a post she held until 1999.
In 1999, Sister Ena took a two year
study leave and attended Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh where she
obta d a-. Master's Degree in
Counseling, specializing in group
counselling, career, family and mar-
riage counseling, drug use and abuse,
and the theory and practice of coun-
seling. Upon returning to Nassau, she
completed an internship and used
these skills at the Crisis Centre and
the Community Counselling Centre.
She then returned to education and
taught at Aquinas College and then
St Francis/St Joseph School until her.
retirement in 2005.
Since her retirement, Sister Ena
has been running the gift shop at the
convent, which contains many beauti-
ful items that she herself has made
including angels, hats, shell necklaces
and many other items that much be
seen to be appreciated. She also helps
with the cooking (St Martin's
Convent cookies are well known
through Nassau) and with other
chores.
She has declared that her life as a
Sister has been a blessing and a joy
and she is happy that she has had the
privilege to dedicate her life to the
service of God and his people.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007, PAGE 15


"MULTIPLICATION"
TOPIC: "You are what you Think! So Think Big"
By: Pastor Kenneth H.B. Adderley

Read: Ephesians 3:20; Proverbs 23:7; Zechariah 4:6
My brothers and sisters, there is a Power that worketh in us that we need to tap
into; that we need to multiply.
* We have the Power to receive Breakthrough in our lives.
* We have the Power to see Dreams, Visions in our lives.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO THINK?
It is a thought, what you perceive something to mean. What you understand,
believes, see, visualize. It is to apprehend, to mediate or to make it apart of
you.
Joshua 1:8; 2 Samuel 11:3; Philippians 3:12

THE PRINCIPLES OF THE Kingdom of God
Matthew 6:33; Luke 17:21; Romansl2:1-2; Luke 16:8

WHY THINK BIG?
Hebrews 11:1; Hebrews 11:6; Genesis 18:14; Mark 9;
Mark 10:22-24; Mark 10:27

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW?
Point 1: Some people see things as they are and say WHY; but I dream of
things that are not and say WHY NOT. Why can't God's people think Big,
when we serve and worship a Big God. Where is it written in the Bible that
you can't Think, Believe or Act Big. The only place is in our thinking. So
change your thinking. Don't let people discourage you, tell you can't do it or
you are not good enough. Tell them I can do all things. Remember if you fail
once, twice, three times get up and try again.

Point 2: Don't let what you can't do; interfere with what you can do. You will
always have complainers, critics, doubters, discouragers, unbelievers. People
will always have problems, don't give up, don't quit. Think Big. I challenge
you to give more, prayer more, be faithful more, and push more for God in
2007. So pray Big, Give Big, Live Big and Act Big for God.

Point 3: Expect to do great things for God and expect great things from God.
People who think Big, always look and see answers, strengths but small thinkers
always have questions, problems arid always critical. Stop the small thinking
and begin to think Big. Philippians 4:13 &19

Point 4: The way to become successful, rich and powerful is to find the world's
greatest need and supply it as fast as you can. 2 Kings. 4:3-6

PRAYER
"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. AMEN"





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RELIGION


The Tribune


M By REVEREND ANGELA
C BOSFIELD PALACIOUS
Maundy Thursday is the day
that we find Our Lord and
Saviour, Jesus Christ in
the Garden of Gethsemane, praying
for inner peace to fulfill God's pur-
pose for his life. There we are also.
We are invited to enter the prayer
closet of the Son of God, to see Him
in most intimate communion as He
wrestles with the forces of doubt and
fear and dread.
Three hours we are told He
laboured so that He could endure
what was perhaps a fifteen hour
ordeal, from the arrest in the garden
to His final breath on the cross. That
is a ratio of about an hour in prayer
for every five hours in agony. Is this
what we do?
Prayer is so necessary to spiritual
survival that it is no wonder that we
are tempted.by the enemy to neglect
it. It is prayer that focuses our atten-
tion on who it is that is on our side. In
fact, it reminds us that we are on
God's side if we want to do what is
true and loving.
We become strengthened with the
power of prayer as we allow God to
be God in us. Just sit quietly and be
open to the quiet strength that comes
from being still, and acknowledging
the presence of God in your life.
As you remember that God is with
you and within you, your thoughts
begin to clear, and-you have access to
the wisdom of the ages. This creates
a gentle awareness that you will be
more than equal to the task if you
allow the inner voice of conscience,
and the Holy Spirit to lead your
thoughts.
The sense of direction is offered
you one step at a time, as one atti-
tude changes to contemplate. It is
gradual, sometimes slow, hardly
measurable, but a change is occur-
ring. Prayer changes you first of all
before it teaches you how to accept
or change your circumstances.
The new you, now confident and
poised, ready for action as you stand
firm on the solid rock of Jesus Christ,
this new you can do the impossible.
Your heartbeat now regulated by
inner serenity, your gaze fixed on the
heavenly target, your spirit humbled
to rely totally on God, you leave your
prayer closet able to bear any cross.
Christ is carrying it for you long


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By REVEREND ANGELA
C BOSFIELD PALACIOUS


"Prayer is so necessary
to spiritual survival that
it is no wonder that we
are tempted by the
enemy to neglect it. It is
prayer that focuses our
attention on who it is
that is on our side..."

Rev Palacious

before you see it face to face.
Comforted by God's grace, and
strengthened by faith in the One who
is fighting for you, your tongue of
prayer speaks words of praise and
thanks to God, and messages of
peace and encouragement to others.
Now you are a prayer warrior able to
survive Good Friday until the Easter
experience blesses you.
It's here! Your new message!


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RELIGION


* BEVERLY CLARKE


* LORNA SIMMONS


Women of Integrity

Conference 2007

draws near

THE air is thick with holy antici-
pation as women from the length
and breadth of the Bahamas prepare
to converge on the grounds of
Calvary Deliverance Church for
what promises to be its most vibrant
women's conference yet.
Women of Integrity Conference
2007, April 9-15, has all the ingredi-
ents for a life changing gathering.
Host of the conference, Elder
Beverly M Clarke, assures us that we
will never be the same as we experi-
ence phenomenal teaching and
preaching of the Word from
Ministers Lorna Joy Simmons,
Carnetta Ferguson, Elder Lena
Pratt, and Pastor Sheryl Brady.
Joining us for the first time is Co-
pastor Penny Francis of Ruach
Ministries in London, England.
Coupled with evening lectures
from leading ladies within our com-
munity, and excellent music ministry,
this year's Women of Integrity
Conference will certainly constrain
women and indeed the body of
Christ to move into higher levels of
worship, compelling us to reach
forth and grasp all that God has
ordained for this season.
Services include two afternoon
sessions, Easter Monday and
Tuesday at 12:30pm and evening
services from Tuesday through
Friday at 7rtn'fpasAitlv.'z r i 1 .!3"ii


Calvary Deliverance



members to 'remember



how Christ died so that



we may have eternal life'


* JASON McPHEE N V G CLARKE


* EARTHA CHARLOW


Once again Christians around
the world prepare to com-
memorate their most highly
revered holiday. Easter encompasses
the death, burial and resurrection of
Jesus Christ. Churches around the
world will be filled with people gath-
ering in memorial of Christ's sacrifice
on Calvary.
The members and followers of
Calvary Deliverance, East Street
South, will also gather on Friday,
April 6, to remember how Christ
died so that we may have eternal life.
Speakers for this event include:
Elder Mark Barrett, Ministers
Adrian Newton, Jason McPhee,
Meredith Munroe, and Eartha
Charlow, as well as. Sisters Serena
Gardiner and A'Yanna Cartwright-
Clarke.
Ministering in music will be the
anointed Brother Ryan and Sister
Shanique Richardson, and Jeffrey
Beckles. Also scheduled to minister
is the CDC Praise Team and
Junkanoo Combo.


* A'YANNA CARTWRIGHT-
CLARKE


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PG 18 Thursday, April 5, 2007


RELIGION


The Tribune


'The


law


of


deterioration'


By PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN
How can this once beautiful country, the
Bahamas, where our people are said to
be so loving, courteous and hospitable,
have become such a crime time bomb? What's
even more amazing, is the fact that as I listen to the
radio talk shows and hear the country's educated
and the many modem day Caiaphas', Nicodemus'
and Annas' (religious leaders) try their very best to
dissect and explain the deteriorating state of this
religious Christian nation.
The question is often asked about carrying out
the laws that are on the books of the Bahamas.
Those laws that-are on the books have been super-
seded by another law, and this other law is called
"The law of Deterioration." Maybe one day the
country's educated and the powerless, spooky reli-
gious leaders can take to the air waves-and dissect
this law.
As termites are to. an untreated wooden house so
is the law of deterioration to anything that's not
adhered too and given its due diligence. There is a
standard that's called excellence which is rarely
seen in most sectors of this country. As a people
we've learned how to accept, tolerate and make
excuses for mediocrity. Therefore to demand and
receive excellence from a people that don't know
or have experienced excellence themselves is near
to the impossible.
The law of deterioration and mediocrity seem to
be of no great concern to those in authority of this
beautiful Bahamas. No one person or group can
point a finger at another for the deteriorating state
of affairs in this country, both political parties
(PLP and FNM) have failed as it relates to restor-
ing stability, excellence and integrity into the varies
systems that are in place as they've governed one
iime or another.
The political system
The quality, loyalty and commitment of younger
men and women that are involved in this system
today appear to be at an all time low. Lynden
Pindling, Cecil Wallace Whitfield and the other
fathers of the political system were committed too
and would have died for their parties' beliefs and
standards. Sad but true this is not the case today
with these chameleon politicians that want to be in
governmental leadership of this country. I don't
need to expound on this any further, you under-
stand what I'm saying; God help us.
The judicial system
This system presents itself as a big strong bull
dog wearing a spike collar around its neck; it can
-,ark real loud. but its greatest fear is the criminal.
This kind of s:. -.. u-l dog has no problem in bit-
,g and executing swift iustice on the .ettv offend-


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er as to say that the system is at work. This is one
of the reasons why our courts are so backlogged
with cases while the criminals wreak havoc upon
society. -
Here's a system that's filled with educated, well
paid, qualified professionals that are being made
to look stupid (in most cases) by persons who are
not as educated or qualified as the legal minds of
this judicial system.
I am the least educated in this country, but this
one thing I do know, "a fool with a Master's degree
is nothing more than a Master fool. I'll talk to you
more about this some other time.
The educational system
As a result of the years of due care and proper
attention, the education system as it is today (for
lack of a better word), is what? Even the unedu-
cated and unschooled of this country would not
hesitate in calling the supposedly qualified educat-
ed persons who sit in the seats of authority of this
system incompetent.
There are many, many and then a whole lot more
reasons why and how persons outside of this sys-
tem can feel and speak in such a disgusted manner
i'bout a system which is supposed to build and pre-
pare the future leaders of our country.


One may ask what and who qualified Pastor
Alien to speak on the education system? (He's not
one of the leading religious leaders of this coun-
try). My response would be, "you're right, but just
keep on doing what you've been doing and you'll
keep getting the same results." Remember the law
of deterioration.
The religious system
This system has been methodically orchestrated
by the enemy (Satan) himself, and the leaders of
this system because of their own religion and tra-
dition have made the word of God of no effect. In
Matthew 15:1-9, Yeshuwa Messiah (Jesus Christ)
speaks to the religious leaders, "Thus have ye,
made the commandment of God of none effect by
your tradition," Matthew 15:6b.
As it was then so is it today, the command-
.ment/word of God is of no effect to the aimless
young men and women that are wreaking havoc
throughout this Bahama land. Whose fault is it?
I'm glad you've asked; it's the "compromising, hyp-
ocritical religious leaders" fault. Watch this.
For such a small country, we've got more church-
es, bishops, apostles, prophets and other so called
gifts than when Yeshuwa and His disciples walked
the earth. All of them put together they could not
bind, rebuke or run even a used demon. Why?
Because of the same law of deterioration that's at
work even within the church, which brings about a
spirit of strife, division, confusion, competition,
envy and every evil work.
There is strength in numbers. but this strength is
made available only in the unification of the num-
bers. The thousands of churches that are through-
out the Bahamas will forever be powerless against
the spirit of death and destruction that is eating
a\\ ay at the moral fabric of this country. How many
more of our young men and women have to die,
while the religious leaders of this country strut
their stuff and promote their agenda rather than
truly doing the work of the Kingdom.
To you bishops, apostles and other church lead-
ers who are good at talking the talk, but not walk-
ing and living what you're talking; you can fool
some of the people, some times. But you can't fool
God at anytime, Isaiah 56:10-11 calls you
wicked shepherds "dumb dogs, greedy dogs".
Watch out. For one day you're going to feel and
experience the pain and heart ache that is being
felt by those who've been bitten by the crime and
violence that you've caused to rule and reign in
this land through your religion and tradition.
For questions or comments contact via e-mail:
., .. ,7,, .,. ...... or tel 242-351-7368, 242-
441-2021 ,'r Pastor Matthew K .-lien o'o Kingdom
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^ ~SUSAN BEVELLIE
KNOWLES, 64
resident of Second Street, Grove, will
be held on Saturday April 7,2007, at II
am, at First Baptist Church, Market
Street, Coconut Grove Ave. Officiating
will be Rev Earle Francis Senior, assisted
by Ministries of the Gospel. Interment
411 will follow in Old Trail Cemetery, Old
Trail Road.
Left to cherish her memory are her sisters,
Roselyn Knowles, Mrs Joyclyn Bain and
Mrs Shevamae Morley; brothers, Wilbert Rolle, Joseph Rolle, Newman
Horton and Walter Gray; daughters, Mrs Viola Richardson, Mrs. Marilyn
Thompson, Sharan Coakley and Theresa Knowles; sons, Mr Andrew
Knowles, Deon Burrows, Wendall Knowles and Gregory Knowles;
daughter-in-laws, Barbara Knowles, Karen Burrows and Ruthmae
Burrows; son-in-laws, Mr. Wade Thompson and Mr Kevin Richardson;
sister-in-laws, Marion Rolle, Elizabeth Gray and Anita Rolle; brother-
in-laws, Benjamin Bain arid Berkley Morley; nieces, Kimberley, Vivian,
Verginia, Betty, Beverley, Loretta, Bernadette, Renee, Carla, Crystal,
Renee Rolle, Tynes, Kelly, Shandra, Trina, Eze, Yvandell, Shantell,
Zeke, Elswhile and Cynthia; nephews, Noel, Vincent, Garnet, Cleveland,
Douglas, Ken, Bradley, Randy, Stephen, Jerome, Walter Jr, Jamal,
Kevano, Wilbert Jr, Tameko, Newman Jr Keno, Deon Jr, grandson,
Trevor, Maurice, Reno Thompson, Alexzander Coakley, Vincent,
Ezekel, Prez Knowles; granddaughters, Pressions Tamara, Shanicka,
Elanqua, Vanessa, Victoria; great grand, Travan Thompson, Shantell
Griffin, Jemero Griffin, Sharlene Knowles and Malissa; godchildren,
Lutha Dames and Wendriko Kerr; other relatives ands friends including,
Mrs Josephine Darling, Mr Franklyn Richie, Mr. Tryme Cooper of
Riverside Funeral Home, Francis Adderley, Ralph Rolle, Althea
Knowles, (cousin), Yubert Beneby, Jessie, Stephen, Renaldo, Leviti,
Shandrika, sister Geneva Ferguson, Senator Paulette Zonicle, Miriam,
Commonwealth Masons, Rev Dr Earle Francis and Marjorie Francis,
and The First Baptist Church family, Minister Dorris Burrows and
family, Althea Clarke and family, Ernestine Johnson, Sylvia Saunders
and family, Minister Williamson Francis and family, Ron Williams,
Jean Clarke and the staff at Jiffy's Cleaners, Eulease Johnson and
family, Mr Harry Gardiner and family, Florence Richardson and family,
Ester Cartwright and family, Solomon Rolle and family, Pennimen
Evans and family, Mrs Williamae and Johnson and family, Delroy
Wright and family, The Staff of The Intensive Care Unit, and the doctors
and nurses of the Female Surgical Ward, The Housekeeping Staff of
Sandilands Rehabilitation Center, The Staff of Island Wholesale, The
grove Community, Ernestine Poitier and family and those who are too
numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends may pay there last respects at Riverside Funeral
Chapel, Market Street and Bimini Aveune on Friday from 2pm to 7pm
and at the church on Saturday from 10 am until service time.


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PAUL McDONALD
SMITH, 65


Caicos Island, will be held on
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Seven
Hills, Church of God Of
Prophecy, Seven Hills.
Officiating will be Bishop
Joseph M. Swann, assisted by
Bishop David Henfield and
Pastor Julian Johnson. Interment
will be in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his wife, Harrette Louise Smith; three
sons, Baron, Michael and Sean; four daughters, Muriel
Black, Melanie Taylor, Yvette Marcelin and Cassandra
Lightbourne-Johnson; one brother, Joseph Stubbs; three
sisters, Melsida Williams, Martha Rolle and Nellie Francis;
12 grandchildren, Nicholas, M'Kaila, Cheyenne, Sharnica,
Baronell, Baronette, Baronique, Baron, Baronhill, Pyfrom
Jr., Santanna and Samantha; one aunt, Gertrude Wood;
nine nephews, Hubert, James, Richard, Nathaniel, Wendell,
Calvin, Johnny, Mario and Albert; 14 nieces, Mary, Annie,
Myrtis, Anishka, Ilane, Claudette, Yvonne, Patricia,
Wretha, Shirlene, Harrieth, Conswayla, Janieth and
Evelyn; son-in-law, Neil Black; two daughters-in-law,
Janice and Jaimee; 18 sisters-in-law, Jane, Marjorie, Janet,
Kay, RubyAnn, Collette, Shawnette, Colleen, Cislyn,
Lorraine, Renae, Rhoda, Melvena, Yvonne, Kenva, Juana,
Freda and Yvonne Pratt; 18 brothers-in-law, Hubert, Barr,
James, Elkanah, Keith, Leroy, Joseph Pratt, Larry, Frank,
Telford, Joseph, Wellington, Isaac, Robert, Harvey, Bert,
Lincoln and Carlington; host of other relatives and friends
including, Bishop David and Gloria Henfield and family,
James J. Lightbourne, onaa Glinton and Iris Marclin;
also the following and their families, the Jennings family,
the Hall, the Campbells, Bishop Swann, Don Grant, the
Pratts, the Stubbs, James and Mary, the Delancy and the
Ramseys; The Church of God of Prophecy family in
Philadelphia and Turks and Caicos, co-workers, doctors
and nurses from Myrtle Rigby Clinic and Doctors Hospital
and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary,
Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 1:00 p.m.
until 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00
noon and at the church froml:00 p.m. until service time.











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MARY ELLEN RAMSEY
ROLLE, 64

a resident of Cool Acres and formerly of
The Cove, Cat Island, will be held at
Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will
be Rev. Dr. Ivan F. Butler, Jr. Interment
follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
JFK Drive.

Left to cherish her memory are her 2 daughters, Theresa and
Samantha Rolle; 5 sons, Kevin, Tredwill, Paddison, Carlton and
Andrew Rolle; 14 grandchildren, Krischon, Kardashian, Kevin,
Kaesha, Tredlisa, Tredeka, Latario, Lesha, Patesia, Toya, Carlton
-Jr., Trayton, Dwaine and Felicity; 1 great grandchild, Ambernique;
2 daughters-in-law, Stephanie and Clausette Rolle; 2 brothers, Ellis
Ramsey of Tampa Fla and Arnold Ramsey; 12 nieces, Catrice,
Sheril, Carolyn, Ruth, Mary, Una, Claudina, Carolyn, Monique,
Shantell, Scholasticia, Clarinda, Tara, Rosemary and Marion; 12
nephews, Arnold and Donnie of West Palm Beach, Fla., Herburt
Jr., Donald, Fred, Jarard, Glenroy, Anton, Treco, Lemond, Lemuel
and Hyote Ramsey; 5 sisters-in-law, Mary Ramsey of West Palm
Beach, FI., Irene Ramsey of Orange Creek, Cat Island, Athea
Symms, Betty Ramsey and Lucy Rolle; grand nieces and nephews
including, Joanne, Jorenda and Gidget; other relatives and friends
including, Elice Mackey, Natilee Ramsey, Sylvia Ramsey, the
Ramsey and Rolle families and other relatives and friends too
numerous to mention, Special thanks to Pastor Ivan Ford Butler,
Jr. and officers and members of Kemp Road Union Baptist Church,
Rev. Dr. Lavina Stewart and New Mt. Zion Church family, Uriah
McPhee School family and Kingsway Academy School family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


EMILY
CURRY, 47

a resident of Elizabeth Estates, will be
held at The New Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, Blue Hill Road South,
on Saturday April 7th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Lavenia


Stewart, assisted by Rev. Dr. Alfred Stewart. Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Joy Goodman; 3
grandchildren, Rashan and Hartman Ramsey and Pedrinque
Curtis; 1 adopted daughter: Phillippa Gray; 1 adopted grandson,
Sharan Burrows; 3 sisters, Evangelist Gloria Wallace, Aretha
Johnson and Gaylene Rolle; 5 brothers, Andrew Curry, David
Rolle, Christopher and Jackson Mortimer and Vernon Sweeting;
brothers-in-law, John Wallace and Philip Johnson; sisters-in-
law, Sandra Curry and Joy Mortimer; nieces, Lakeisha Davis,
Felicia Clarke, Daronique, Donell Williams, Tramaine Gray,
Kendrea Fergsuon and Shandreka Rolle; nephews, Anthony, Anthon
Curry, Kevin Davis, Dugal, Darcio Collie, Rashad Swain, Jamaal,
Kendrick Rolle, Aaron, Anron Williams, Jackson Mortimer; aunts,
Francis Smith, Florence Fernander, Gloria Demeritte, Ruthmae
Sweeting, Evelyn and Denise Rolle, Betty Johnson, Josey Brown,
Lillamae Mortimer, Nellie, Icelyn Curry and Merle Durham;
uncles, Simeon Rolle, Audrick Smith, Kenneth Sweeting, George
Femander, Harvey Demeritte; grand aunts, Loretta and Virginia
Curry; other relatives and friends including, James Williams,
Philip, Charles, Glen, Ted and Rosie Rolle, Deborah and Patrick
Flowers, Kim Clarke, Audrey Porras, Anna Knowles, Elsie Gray,
Esther and Alex Mayett, Ruth Salvator, Wilfred Smith, Sophia,
Kevin, Bradley, Prisca McDonald, Yvonne Bonaby, Dereck, Rickey,
Sherva, Ron, Herby Femander, Christine Neily, Lisa Fernander,
Pamela Williams, Patrice Clarke, Portia Rolle, Marvin Knowles,
Dorothy Farrington, Maxine Fox, Rea Johnson, Sharon, Shirley
James and Willimae Rolle, Catherine Sweeting, Christine and
Stanford Hanna, Jane Curry, Theresa Glinton Thompson, Butler,
Gwendolyn Butler, Hattie Moxey, Ednamae Clarice, Claudette,
Claudine, Claudia, Dario, Simeon Rolle, Anna Kemp, Gwendolyn
Rolle, Jocelyn Smith, Sheila Sweeting, Gloria Neely, Ednamae
Rolle, Mispah Stephanie, Andra Curry, Edith, Joneal and Sybil
Sweeting, Katherine and James Wells, Maxine Hanna, The Edwards
Family, Gladys Miller, Shirley and Nat Russell, Staff of Princess
Margaret Hospital, Sharon McCardy and Daisy Ingraham. Special
thanks to the P.M.H. staff, Dorothy Farrington, Kim Clarke, Bradley
McDonald, John Wallace and Hattie Moxey.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until
service time.



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DELBEAU
GABRIEL 41

a resident of Tarpum Bay,
Eleuthera and formerly of Saint
Louis Dunord, Haiti, will be held
at Church of God of Prophecy,
' Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, on
,! Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Samuel Johnson.
Interment follows in Tarpum Bay Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Louisna Gabriel;
2 daughters, Quelande and Guitha Gabriel; 1 son, Jason
Gabriel; 5 brothers, Deus, Mirabeau, Meaulijaine, Heurcul
and Celirard of Miami, Fla.; 3 sisters, Leauretha, Meritha,
Elizia of Haiti; 4 uncles, Julian, Kelly, Ceraman of
Eleuthera and Capre of Haiti; 2 aunts, Marilia Saintil and
Julianie Ordenard of Haiti; father and mother-in-law,
Dorleus and Celia Ordeus; 5 brother-in-law, Feleres Philip
of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, Celeson and Alix Ordeus of
Haiti, Dorleant Ordeus, Marcel Ordeus of Tarpum Bay,
Eleuthera; 5 sisters-in-law, Saintelia Beaubrum, Lavirar,
Lavictume, Paliantha, Louisdeze of Haiti; godchild, Lexilia
Ordeus of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera; cousins, Celondieu of
Eleuthera, Julian and Destilien of Exuma, Sabien,
Salonmon, Sanefe, Merelus, Jackson of Haiti, IIlfrid and
Lucien of Marsh Harbour, Mrilaine, Saintil, Luciene
Sainful of Marsh Harbour, Heurmanna, Merdelia, Meprize
of Haiti, Eddie Beaubrum of Marsh Harbour, Roselie
Ciliane of Nassau; special friends: Elusnord, Piterson,
Elandieus, Kenson, Jean-Rene, Clebert, Cameus, Paul,
Sonia, Joseline, Filiston, Fred Tador, Fedeline Lucien,
Boss Man Mr. Terry and Mrs. Ingraham, Mr. David Carey,
Mr. James Nottage, Mr. Henry McCartney, Mr. James
Smith and family, Florence Mingo and family, Debra and
Mary of Tarpum Bay, Experance Saintilair, Elveus, Marat,
Joseph, Monlecoeur, Saintilus, Sainverty of Nassau, Orlbry,
Hevery and Lucane Saintil of Rock Sound and the
community of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera.


Home, Rock Sound, Eleuthera, from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
on Friday and at the church in Tarpum Bay from 7:00
p.m. until service time on Saturday.



LEVANO LEKIO
LEVI BROWN,
ONE YEAR

a resident of East Street South,
will be held at Glad Tidings
Mission Baptist Church, Balfour
Avenue and Podoleo Street, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Rev. Jeffrey Deleveaux, assisted by other ministers
of the gospel. Interment follows in Western Cemetery,
Nassau Street.

He is survived by his mother, Makeisha Brown, father,
Levi Knowles; grandmother, Deborah Bain-Vanhala;
grandfather, Kevin Knowles; great grandmothers, Rev.
Vernese Bain and Mary Knowles; uncles, D'Angelo, Caleb,
Hakeem, Ramiish and Rudolph; his caring aunt, Guen
and Kianna Knowles; numerous cousins including Lavar,
T'Shura, Mark and Shannon Ambrose, Rochelle, Stephanie,
Daphne, Lashanda and Brightmon Bain, Kevin and Corey
Bain, Arianna and Omega Bain and other relatives
including Matthew and Victoria Ambrose, James and
Brenda Bain, Levi Bain Jr., Enrico Knowles, Inderia Cash,
Alexander Moree and other relatives and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on
Friday and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m.
until service time.


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


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


FUNRA SEVC FOR


THERESA CEDRIC
LeBLANC, 78

OF GARNET LANE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA AND
FORMERLY OF NASSAU,
BAHAMAS WAS HELD ON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4th, 2007 AT
3:45 P.M. AT MARY STAR OF THE
SEA CATHOLIC CHURCH, EAST
SUNRISE HIGHWAY, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA. OFFICIATING
WILL BE REV. MSGR. J.
AMBROSE MacKINNON, S.F.M. CREMATION WILL FOLLOW.

Mrs. LeBlanc is survived by her Son: Leo; Daughter-in-law: Ina;
Granddaughters: Nicole and Lian; Brother: Anthony Farrington;
Sisters-in-law: Madeline, Rosie and Carol Farrington and June
Stevenson; Nephews: Billy, Rae, Freddy, Greg, Christopher, Mark,
Michael and Clark; Nieces: Camille, Grace, Gail, Tina, Paula, Debra
and Annette. The family wishes to thank her caregivers Jesse and
Maria and her friends June, Brenda and Norma for their unending
assistance and support over the last few months.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "CELESTIAL SUITE" OF
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON WEDNESDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 2:00 P.M


DEATH NOTICES


MR. RAYMOND ERIC
GIBSON, 82

OF #406 NANSAN AVENUE,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
AND FORMERLY OF WINSOR
PLACE, OFF SOLIDER ROAD,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS AND TURN
BULL, LONG ISLAND DIED ON
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2007.

He is predeceased by his Wife: Floretta
Gibson. He is survived by his Sons:
Sidney, Eugene, Levi and John; Daughters: Edith and Queenie Gibson,
Enid Francis and Patricia Hepburn of Freeport; Sisters: Flossie Taylor,


Rose and Florence Gibson, Melva Mackey, Viola Ferguson of Long
Island Dorine Ambrister of Clear Water, Florida and Lillian Butler;
Brothers: David Gibson of Clear Water, Florida and Edward Gibson
of Burnt Ground, Long Island; Numerous Nieces; Nephews and a
Host of Other Relatives and Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A
LATER DATE.

MR. ELGIN KELLY
"UNCLE" SMITH, 67
OF SEYMOUR'S, LONG ISLAND,
DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE ON
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2007.

/ He is survived by his Wife: Jennifer
Smith of New York; Mother: Louise
Smith of Seymour's, Long Island;
Daughters: Kim Vilmenay of West
Palm Beach and Lounice Smith of
New York; Sisters: Orian Adderley
of Long Island and Elva Smith of
Freeport, Grand Bahama; Uncles:
Kyser Wilson; Aunts: Orian Rahming and Blance Gilton; Numerous
Nieces; Nephews and A Host of Other Relatives and Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A
LATER DATE.


of Other Relatives & Friends


MR. ELIE JEAN JR., 24

OF LEWIS YARD, GRAND
BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF
NASSAU, BAHAMAS DIED AT
THE RAND MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY, MARCH
30, 2007.

He is survived by his Father: Elie
Jean Sr.; Mother: Beatrice Cela-Jean;
Sister: Neida Jean; Brothers: Willmer,
Anthony and Wilnie Jean and
Dieujuste Marc Fresnel and a Host


FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A
LATER DATE.


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


DAi T OTICESSFO


MR. CALVIN
LOCKHART, 73

OF GORDON AVENUE,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
AND FORMERLY OF
PALMETTO POINT,
ELEUTHERA DIED ON
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007


SHe is survived by his Wife: Jennifer
Myles-Lockhart; 2 Sons: Julian
Myles Lockhart and Michael Cooper
; Mother: Minerva Cooper; 2 Sisters: Delores Bain and Melva
Styles; 3 Brothers: Eric, Carney and Philip Cooper; Numerous
Nieces; Nephews and A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends.

A NATIONAL MEMORIAL SERVICE IS CURRENTLY IN
PREPARATION, TIME AND LOCATION WILL BE
ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE. ALL PERSONS
INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE SERVICE SHOULD
CONTACT MR. GODFREY YOUNG AT
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MRS. SHIRLEY LOUISE
USEYMOUR, 70

OF #15A SEA GULL CLOSE.
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.
.B ..AND FORMERLY OF NASSAU,
BAHAMAS DIED AT HER
:7 RESIDENCE ON SUNDAY, APRIL
I st, 2007.

She is survived by her 5 Sons: Keith,
J Franklyn, Andrew, Anthony and
Arthur Seymour; I Daughter:
Celestina Seymour; 7 Grandchildren, 3 Brothers: Dennis, Harvey
and Phillip Tynes; 2 Sisters: Edna Ijeoma and Sylvia Tynes:
Numerous Nieces & Nephews and a Host of Other Relatives and
Friends

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A
LATER DATE.


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MOTHER GERALDINE
DELLY GIBSON, 75

OF #7 EAST BEACH ROAD,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA
AND FORMERLY OF TURN
BOLT, LONG ISLAND DIED AT
THE RAND MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY, MARCH
30th, 2007.


She is survived by 1 Daughter:
Shirley Pauline Demeritte; 1 Son-
in-law: Kenneth Steven Demeritte; 5 Granddaughters: Mrs. Kendith
Higgs, Donnalee Henfield, Eunice Wildgoose, Deborah and
Christine Demeritte; 5 Sisters: Daisy Gibson-Johnson, Olga Taylor,
Geneva Ward, Joyce and Oralee Gibson; 3 Brothers: Rev. Harcourt
Gibson of Turn Bolt, Long Island and James and Charles Gibson;
11 Great Grandchildren: 1 Great Great Grandchild; Numerous
Nieces; Nephews and A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A
LATER DATE.


FREEPORT
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The Tribune


PG 24 Thursday, April 5, 2007


religion -




Church leaders, members must




'walk in a spirit of submission'


By ANASTACIA MORE
Tribune Feature Writer

If the Church in the Bahamas
is tomake-a radical contribu-
tion to this society, those who
call themselves the body of
Christ both leaders and
< members must develop and walk in
a spirit of submission, a well known
church leader said recently.
Bishop Simeon Hall, senior pastor
of New Covenant Baptist Church,
told Tribune Religion that with all the
4,000-plus churches scattered across
this nation, most of them are church-
es that have been created by former
members and even former leaders
who have been enveloped by some
sort of conflict or misunderstanding.
"When a leader or minister or even
a member decides to break away
from a church it's either because of a
conflict or misunderstanding within
the church's body, and this is obvious-
ly a problem that exists within many
of our local churches," Bishop Hall
said.
The minister noted that like other
segments in society, the business
arena, the family circle and civic
organizations, the church also faces
its share of conflicts and misunder-
standings. The difference between
these segments however, he said, is
that the church community, following
the example set by Christ and his dis-
ciples, must be able to submit to
those in authority.
"Should a problem arise there must
always be some form of solution.
Every one is not going to agree, but
ducking out or moving is not going to
solve the problem," he said.
Ed Watson, senior pastor at Trinity
Assemblies, said that while conflicts
and disagreements exist, finding a
solution to the problem is what
everyone should focus on. And when
this does not happen, it means that
the people in the church do not want
to submit to the leadership. They are
not willing to hear someone else's
opinion, he noted.
Identifying it as one of the biggest
challenges faced by the Church in the
21st century, Pastor Watson said that
there is a segment within the church


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body that does not want to submit to
the leadership, but "every one can
not be a leader, someone must fol-
low," he said.
Pastor Watson also noted that
while he 'does not know how many
new churches have been formed fol-
lowing a split, he admitted that the
number was likely to be high. He
noted also that many of- these new
bodies continue in the same denomi-
nation.
When asked by Tribune Religion
about why the decision to break away
is made, rather the seeking to reason
together and come to some form of
compromise, Pastor Watson said,
"One of the reasons some churches
experience this situation is because of
the lack of maturity within the
church. To many church leaders are
not mature enough to deal with issues
that come before them, so when a sit-
uation arises instead of confronting
the members and coming to a mutual
agreement, they tend to just split."
While a leader may decide to break
away from a ministry for his own per-
sonal reasons, Pastor Watson said
that there are times when a minister
may be led by the spirit of God to


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* ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ


start his own ministry, after being
involved with his home church for
some time.
"There are times when a pastor or
leader of the church may want to
expand his church leadership or start
a new ministry because they are
being led by the Holy Spirit to do so,
and that is all good and you cannot
stop that. However, you must do it
the proper way," he said.
Pastor Watson also noted that
there are just to many churches in
Nassau, and because of this many
persons are being exposed to the
wrong teachings, particularly when
the person who is doing the teaching
hasn't been properly trained them-
selves.
"There are some churches that are
the result of splits some three or four
times over because there are many
who do not leave with the right atti-
tude," he said
Archbishop of the West Indies and
the Bahamas Drexel Gomez, faced
with a worldwide Anglican body that
is itself faced with question of a split
over the issue of church sanctioned
homosexual marriages and the
appointment of homosexual priests


within the church, said that it is the
structure of a church that will deter-
mine how that body deals with con-
flicts or misunderstandings that may
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In the Anglican Church,
Archbishop Gomez said, the ministry
is set up as a 'collegial' the body
comes together collectively as a
church and tries to find a solution to
the problem that is at hand.
"There are some churches that are
solely owned by the pastor, therefore
he has the last say about the decision
making. In the Anglican Church we
refer to the Bible as a reference when
making decisions in the Church."
Referencing the Biblical story
found in Acts 15, Archbishop Gomez
said that resolving conflict also
depends on how the church inter-
prets the Bible.
"There are many factors that one
must take into consideration when
resolving conflicts, including the way
one interprets the word of God,"
Archbishop Gomez said.
And what happens when members
are not able to come to a reasonable
conclusion? Archbishop Gomez said
that either the person or persons
involved will remain in the church
and become inactive or they will sim-
ply go somewhere else.
This last option, he said, should not
be accepted.
In the Anglican Church,
Archbishop Gomez said, there is a
level of mutual understanding.
"We here in the Anglican Church
try to come together the way God
would want us to. We pray about a
situation and allow the Holy Spirit to
lead us, thus resulting in a form of
agreement. And no matter what hap-
pens in the church, the body has an
obligation to love and reach out
wherever it's necessary.
"The spirit of discernment is our
reference, we allow the Holy Spirit to
help us with whatever situation aris-
es.
"We must accept that there will
always be conflicts however, we must
learn to accept it and then be led into
a prayer session and allow the Holy
Spirit to be our guide in the decisions
that we make."


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